Channel: Mufti Menk
This lecture titled ” Qura’an – Written or Revealed” is from Mufti Ismail Menk’s Qatar (Doha) visit collection.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala MV mursaleen Nabina Muhammad Allah Allah Allah He was happy here Gemini. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all and bless every single one of us and grant us all goodness and ease. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless our offspring, those to come up to the last day. My brothers and sisters before we understand the message of the Quran, and whether it was revealed or written, we need to understand the one whom Allah chose to be the best of creation and
that is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam status, his level and who he was and why Allah subhanho wa Taala chose him, above all to give him that message of Islam and Revelation. The truth is Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best and he chooses and no one has a choice in this regard. This is why Allah says, Allah We are spuffy meenal Mela minalima in catchy masala
It is Allah who chooses the messengers, as per his will, no one has a say in it. Allah chooses the messengers from
the angels as well as from the people. So from the angels whom Allah has tasked with the various tasks that Allah alone chooses why jabril alayhis salam is the one appointed to come down with revelation is not my choice. It is not your choice. It is the choice of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we cannot question Allah, He is the Creator. He is the decider. Just like amongst us some, Allah has blessed them with more wealth than others, some Allah has given them. For example, the looks that some might consider handsome or pretty or beautiful and so on, more than others, it's up to Allah, it's him who decides what type of eyes I am going to have, you're going to have the type of lips I'm
going to have and how high or low how tall or short I may be how high or low in society I may be. Allah subhanahu wa taala blesses us in so many ways. Every one of us has blessings but sometimes they are different from the blessings that have been bestowed upon others. So I am blessed. And so are you. What are the blessings Allah gave me sometimes they are different from what he has given you. But you are gifted in a way and this is something you and I need to realize a lot of us become depressed solely because we don't have money. But we don't understand that sometimes. We have other gifts of Allah we have helped sometimes we have perhaps, you know the capacity to sleep sometimes we
have sometimes the capacity or intelligence and various other things we might have so many gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So similarly it is a last choice, whom he gives what he gives him. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned this in so many different places in the Quran, for example, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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Allah says, Are they jealous of what we have bestowed of what Allah subhanho wa Taala has bestowed upon some above the others, that which Allah has bestowed upon the people? Are they jealous of the distribution of Allah subhanho wa Taala let them know that Allah has bestowed the family of Ibrahim alayhi salam, with Prophethood with wisdom with wealth with Kingdom as well. The children of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. If you take a look, Allah has blessed them with so much and Allah subhanho wa Taala has indeed gifted them. However, Allah has gifted us in different ways. We don't have prophet today in our midst, because Rasulullah Salallahu Salam is the final of all prophets, but at
the same time, we have different gifts of Allah. And we have the opportunity from Allah subhanho wa Taala, to spread the good message of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in particular, and that would automatically give us the status that would be higher than those who do not do the same job. May Allah subhanho wa Taala use us to spread goodness no matter who you are. You could be a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant at school teacher, a worker a cleaner, you know
A domestic worker and so on a helper, a nurse, a maid whoever else, but you need to reach out to people remembering that the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala will only reach people if we have good character and conduct without good character and conduct you can be as knowledgeable as you want, you can be as clever as you want, you can have so much of information, but you will never ever be able to let that information be disseminated in the correct sense because people look at you and they will get irritated, they will not want to listen to what you have to say. But if you have good character, good conduct, even if you know very little, they will want to listen to what you have to
say because of the way you do it. And the Aflac the character that you have chosen to dress yourself with continue asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for this blessing character. So why do I start in this way?
Because all goodness in terms of character is taken from the character of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. Allah blessed him as being the best of creation, but Allah chose for him a beginning that happened to be a specific direction. So if you take a look at the beginning of the life of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam on this earth, you will come to realize that he was born an orphan from birth, and that is a consolation for those who are orphans, that it does not mean Allah hates you just because your father's passed away, that Allah abandoned you know, Ma,
boo karma Allah, I always tell people if you're feeling down and depressed and said Rizzuto to baja risotto Ninja, the one after it. One lady that said that surah read it with its meaning and you will understand the gifts of Allah upon Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and at the same time you will understand the gifts of Allah upon you and I and read the next era where Allah speaks of difficulty and how every difficulty comes with an ease with something easy about it. Those who have never seen difficulty will never appreciate what is is you know, someone for example, is earning 50,000. Durham's or 50,000 real
a week Wow, is that a good salary brothers?
Is that a good salary? Or should I ask the sisters if that's a good salary? Mashallah.
What do the brothers spend in Sharla? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us people who are generous, I mean, if you're earning such a great salary, and you've always been spoiled for taste, you will never be able to appreciate it. One day when you lose your job and suddenly you have nothing. A week pass, a month passes a week passes and so on a year passes and you are struggling because I used to earn 50,000 a week, now I have nothing. So then even if someone offers you a job for 20,000, you will take it and you will think Allah, Allah, Allah, thank you so much Allah, what happened, you went through difficulty in order for you to appreciate the value of less than half of your salary.
But the time when you had it, there was no value. So when Rasulullah Salallahu Salam was born and often Subhanallah it draws the attention of all of us to the fact that orphans, it does not mean that you have been orphaned that Allah has punished you he doesn't like you, he has abandoned you, you are worthless. And at the same time, the value of the orphan in our eyes should be very, very high. The prophet SAW Selim says on our cafeteria, Timmy, katene, even Jenna, myself and the one who looks after the orphan child shall be like this in paradise. And he pointed with the two fingers, he joined them together. So if you'd like to be in Paradise, one of the ways of achieving paradise and
there are a million ways of achieving paradise, remember this, not only the way that you have is the way of entering paradise, there are a million ways of entering gentlemen, a million and maybe even more, but when I say a million, I mean a lot. So one of them is to look after the orphan obviously you need to believe in Allah and your Pillars of Islam need to be solid, then inshallah the path will be made clear. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us through these paths. so amazingly, if the prophet SAW Selim was not an orphan, one wonders whether we would have taken a moment to look at the orphans as it is a lot of us who haven't had the difficulty, we sometimes don't even bother. We
don't even look, we've never thought of orphans. How many of us have visited an orphanage here in this beautiful city of Doha?
How many of us have just visited the orphanage? Let's see these orphans. They have value in Islam. We haven't. How many of us have tried to look out for orphans have dropped a few relax a few little coins or dollars into a little tin or donated to an organization that looks after orphans. How many of us, we're not saying a big donation, but a small thing. But we imagine we have been conscient eyes about it. And at the same time, we have still lead our lives far away from it. What if it was not there at all in Islam? What if that wasn't a hadith? What if the issue of widows was not
Dressed in Islam, what would that happen? The prophet SAW Selim, his mother was widowed, before his birth. So Rasulullah saw Salam was born that way. And he was born from amongst the families that were respected in Quraysh. And at the same time as he grew up, he was known as a truthful person, very calm. There were a lot of blessings surrounding his upbringing. So many, we believe the best of creation, the highest of all prophets of evolution. keawakapu, surely the best of creation and the most noble of all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you take a careful look at the entire upbringing of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, it was the plan of Allah so that people would know when
revelation came, it was actually revealed and it was never ever written by him. Subhan Allah, had he been a person who was the top most eloquent in the sense that before Prophethood if he was one of the most highly educated in the terms of the worldly understanding, you know, you cannot say he was uneducated. Now, that is derogatory, and that is not correct. He was the most highly educated in terms of what Allah had given him. But in terms of worldly ability to read and write, Allah kept it away. Allah kept it away. And we need to understand this. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions it in several places in the Quran, who will not be by
yet know Allah him. It, it is Allah subhanho wa Taala, who has sent amongst the community of unlimited the bulk of the people who are unlimited, the word unlimited is not a disrespectful term, not at all. It is Allah subhanho wa Taala, who chose that for them. It was something that was not the in thing at the time in that community. The number of people who could read and write were actually we could have counted them on our hands on our fingers. We could have counted them. So it was nothing bad or derogatory, but Allah kept him to be from one of those so that no one would doubt later on. Listen to what Allah says.
to be me, Nika either.
Allah says, You did not use to read and write, you did not use to read and write.
You never read a book before this. Before what before revelation?
And Allah says, had that been the case? Perhaps those who had doubt in their hearts would have created a doubt in Revelation. So if Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was well lettered, and he read before, and he people would have accused him of having read the scriptures, and they would have said, No, this person has read all the scriptures and he's just come with something and it's being written, that's it.
But no, Allah says, We kept it that way, so that nobody can create a doubt in the fact that this is revelation. It's not just written, and this is why Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says Surah Furqan alphacom, referring to the Quran, and it is known as the criterion, the distinguishing factor, Allah subhanho wa Taala says quite clearly,
regarding the kuffaar, and their accusations, what did they say? What
they said that these are the folk tales of the past, and they are being written and dictated morning and evening. So this is some stories that were those of the book are familiar with me they are only being repeated or dictated, and he's taken it from other people, Allah says,
say, indeed, it is he who has revealed this who knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth, the one who knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth. So you will find the contents of the Quran such that nobody can debate it. No one can ever say a man in the desert who was unlettered has actually come up with this type of scientific finding that even science disagreed with at one stage, but as it is progressing, it is becoming confirmed, do you know what that means? You know, we have wise cracks sometimes in our midst as human beings. And they tell you the Quran is wrong because science negates it and you always close your eyes and tell them you know what? Science is wrong
today, tomorrow it will correct itself. Somehow it's happened in the past. The people who said that
The sun does not move. Remember they said that some time back later on they said oh, sorry. You know what it moves but very little. We didn't say how much it moves me only said the Quran says it moves. And you wisecracks for that science, was it. scientific discovery depends on experiment. Your experiment could be flawed completely. You could have the Hubble telescope and the bubble. Well, the only bubble I know is the chocolate. Have you seen it? You could have anything happen and bubble but at the same time, that bubble will burst if you're not careful. One day when you realize that the findings are actually wrong, love Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us and May He grant us
an understanding. So as Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam grew, he was known as a Sadek. I mean, he was known as the truthful, the trustworthy. Why was that the case? He was not known for a single lie, not one lie throughout his entire upbringing. And on top of that, it is proven by several incidents, that he was known as an Intel, a very intelligent person, very just and balanced. very fair. Why was he known is very fair. Let me explain. Do you know the incident of the Hydras? Well, when they had to put it back, who did they select to solve the problem? The man who walked in was Mohammed salatu salam, and they said, the next man who walks into this area, he will be the one who will solve our
problems. We have so many tribes and each one wants the honor of putting the stone back in place when they were rebuilding the Kaaba. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam walked in immediately they said, Oh, this is a Sadiq al amin, who's walking Had it been a drunkard Had it been another person who perhaps did not have a good reputation, they would not have agreed they would never even though they said the next man who walks in they would say not this man. But because it was him chosen by Allah, they all agreed that was already confirmation that this man is very fair, very balanced. And you know how he solved the problem. He said, okay, bring a big cloth. So they brought a cloth. And he
said, right, all these the corners, the leaders of each one of these little clans within these little tribes within
you, you know, hold one corner each and in the center, and all of you will hold and you lift it up and I will be the one who will have put it there and I will be the one who will lift it from the into place. So the small job of lifting will be done by me. But the rest of the job of carrying it and transporting it to where it's supposed to be will be done by everyone collectively, no one will be able to say we did it alone. Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess May Allah grant us goodness, I learned a lot from this. You see, Islam is a powerful religion. So we all serve Islam in different ways. I teach Subhana Allah. And at the same time, I lecture once in a while this is the first
lecture internationally that I'm delivering within the last pap since since I haven't been out, you know, people say I think you travel more than you're on Earth. You don't in the sky more than that's not true. That's not true. You probably don't know, it seems like that it sounds like that, but it's not true. Okay, but Alhamdulillah This is part of the job I do. We ask a lot to accept it. But every one of you you do so many things I may know I may not know Allah knows, some may be teaching, some may be printing, some may be helping to build, some may be contributing with their wealth, some may be contributing with their time, everyone together contributes towards the deen, don't they? But if
I thought that my job is the only job mine is Dean, the rest of the guys are not on the deal. Some people think this and it's a mistake to think that this is the only work there is no other work. That is a very big mistake. Because you are discounting everyone else. All of us together are holding this huge sheet. You know like a builder of a house. The guy who does the plumbing cannot say I built the house the guy who put in for example, the windows cannot say I am the one who built this house. The guy who painted cannot say I built the house. The architect cannot say I built the house, the guy who put in the roof or the carpenter cannot say I built the house. But together they
say we build the house. So panela so together all of us are serving the oma we need each other. This is the concept of the oma at large. And this is why I do not discount even the smallest job that you might think is very small in the eyes of Allah. It might just be so big and so huge. The fact is you need to be fitting in somewhere. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us so Rasulullah saw Salaam that was the incident of the stone. The other incident that happened to him full full moon when when one man was oppressed, and they gathered together in order to pledge in order to pledge that they would not allow the oppression of anyone who was involved. One of them was Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam He
attended at the house of Abdullah Medan and he says later on
After after Nobu after Prophethood, that will lie before Islam, I was invited to the house of Abdullah images to for this, for this covenant of virtue, if I were to be invited for something similar today, I would respond to it in the same way, which means I would attend and that shows that they respected him because they did not have in that meeting, people who were not respected in society, and not held very high in high esteem, and this is why when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam got up on Mount Safa, and we need to remember this, he asked them a question before he told him about revelation. What was the question? Beautiful. He says Yama[???]a courage. Oh, people have
courage. And these were the top brass. You know, we say the creme de la creme, the top of courage. And he tells him if I were to tell you that on the other side of the mountain is an army coming to attack you. Would you believe it? What did they say? Yes, not one of them disagree. Imagine that shows you that he was a man already. People confirm that if this man says something, then I will believe it straight away. If he tells us Hey outside, there they are. Lions don't go we will close the doors. Do you understand what I mean?
Some Han Allah, then when he told him I'm warning you about a day that is going to come? That is a day of judgment and so on and to worship Allah and whatever else. He said that day. What did Abu lahab say? He said to Bella kya, Mohammed Ali hava jamatkhana Whoa, will be to you. Oh, Mohammed, Salah Salah. Is this why you gathered us? And yet a moment before that. He said, Well, ah, he will believe you if you told us that there is something behind there which is harmful. And this is why
when the prophets Allah wa sallam came back from Israel, our Mirage, you know, he went up physically, you need to know this. People think oh, it's metaphoric. No. He went up physically.
And he went up. In fact, he went from Makkah to Bay to knock this May Allah grant us freedom there. I mean, he went up from Makkah Tibet to dissent from bacon mock this up to the seven heavens,
physically and he came back and he returned to his bidding. And they tried to create, they tried to create doubt in the hearts of the believers. One of them was Abu Bakr Siddiq Abdullah, man, Gabriella and that was his name. So they asked him a question that you know what?
There are several generations I mentioned in one of the if someone were to tell you that they went from here to bait and map this by night, and they went from there up to the seven heavens, and from there, they came back and then all this was within a short moment, same night, would you believe it?
Subhanallah they said, Well, your friend has said this. What did he say?
If that is what he said, then I believe it, no doubt, no doubt. Allah Subhana Allah acidic, that's when he was known as acidic. You know what, not only was he a truthful man, but he understood the truth and accepted the truth, and he confirmed it. This is the truth. Why? Because he says, according to one Malaysian Abu Bakr,
Wallah, he, I believe something more severe than just what you've told me now, what was that? He says, You are telling me that he went from here to bait him up this he went up, he and then he came back here in his bedding that's minor. I believe that he gets revelation from the heavens. I believe he gets revelation from the heavens and jabril alehissalaam comes to him with revelation. And I believe that completely so to believe that he went physically here and there is actually minor. Allah, when he tells me there is a life after death, I believe when he tells me that I need to answer and I'm accountable to my maker, I believe so to tell me he said this and that I believe it
completely. It's actually smaller Subhan Allah so with us. Now let's get to our topic and let's get to what the question is on the subject. The Quran
revealed or written number one, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was unlimited. And you know what, there are people who think that that statement is disrespectful. You know, we love Rasulullah saw Salah our interpretation of love of Rasulullah Salam is that we will try our best to follow Him we will not we will obviously praise Him we will also say sallallahu alayhi wasallam whatever his name is said we will try to follow his footsteps what he has said we should do we should do inshallah we will do and what he has stopped, we will not and we will not add any act of worship that he did not teach us because his mission was to teach us acts of worship and how to worship Allah. So if that
was his mission, how can we add if you add an act of worship, you are insulted
Muhammad sallahu wa sallam because definitely, Allah subhanho wa Taala told him clearly
a big ol messenger, convey in the best possible form the message from Allah subhanho wa Taala from Europe, whatever has been revealed to you conveyed in the best possible manner, you know, Belize is not just to convey to convey in a beautiful way. So he did it because at the end he asked us about
the time of handwritten VEDA, he says, Have I conveyed the message? What did they say? They said, yes, you have. He said llama fish had Allah bear witness, bear witness why I've conveyed the message. What was the message? The message was how to worship Allah. That was the message. He was sent by Allah to us, to tell us how Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to be worship. So Subhana Allah he did that he conveyed the message. And now how can we then add an act of worship to say no, this is something he didn't teach, but we know it's very, very good. It's really something helpful. It will benefit you. You know when you're reading Salah, you don't need to stand on both feet. If you
want more concentration, stand on one foot. Come on, man.
It's not for me or you. You need to know the language and understand it. You know, the Arabic language is beautiful the Quran is revealed from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even the Arabs, even the Arabs will confirm that language is taken from the Quran Subhana Allah, not a single blunder. One law he asked any professor of the Arabic language across the globe, from before up to today go anywhere across the globe. If you want to study the Arabic language, you have to know parts of the Quran, because the laws of linguists have of the language are derived from the Quran, because it's revelation from Allah. Allah asked those who are masters in the Arabic language, when there is a
mistake or when there is a problem with their own speech or you know, something in writing or a discrepancy when it comes to a law of language. They will go back and refer to the Quran if
it's over, the debate is over, the discussion is finished. That's what it is. And this is how it should do so Pamela, so you tell me which linguist taught Mohammed Salah, who it was not written,
he could rattle it out, because it was revealed reciting and this is why Allah says,
Allah you can
recite that which was revealed to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala and establish your prayer. May Allah help us also to recite it to read it to understand it and to establish our Salah. So, if language is taken, listen carefully. If the entire language which is one of the most sophisticated languages to exist, one of the deepest languages do you know that Arabic language is deeper than English by 1000 times and more Subhanallah there are certain words in Arabic that can not be translated in any other language. Can I give you one example? Everyday we use the word Salah Salah, what's the interpretation? Anyone wants to try? Salah say
Oh, Mashallah. He said no mas Subhana Allah
Subhana Allah, can we say in English? Salah, say something.
Prayer supplication. So, the reality is none of those words do justice to the Salah that we just read now, do you agree? But you look at it linguistically, even in Arabic If I were to explain it to you, I would have to tell you it is words, actions combined with intention that starts with tequila tequila, meaning Allahu Akbar and ends with Salam. That's just a part of it. I haven't yet explained it fully to you. That salah and Salah, perhaps linguistically, it might include the term supplication include the term prayer and so on, but it has a longer shorter meaning to it. And this is why we say the Arabic language is the only language where if you use the word Salah, every word
you use, they will ask you what context Do you want the meaning in? Is it linguistically alone? Is it to do you know they say mahna mahna mahna mahna. Salim for example, my novels,
for example, what is the meaning of it in the context of the Judas of the jurists, in the context of the Sharia, in the context of the linguists alone, and so on, its Arabic is the only language that that happens. Every noun you have, you're going to have that issue. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Have you tried to tell me that they took such a powerful, deep, meaningful language from a man and let it in the desert who was confirmed and Lettered by all the people around so much so
In her davia you all know that when they were striking the deal,
Ilana was writing and the others companions writing.
were writing that particular agreement that was being written when there was an issue regarding Rasulullah You know what, what I'm saying? Quraysh had a problem with the fact that at the top they wrote Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
And they wrote, this is a treaty between Mohammed rasulillah they said who is Rasulullah? We don't have we believe that the problem would have been solved between us and you. So you cannot say this. So what happened immediately? He said, okay, we move in. They said we want to move.
We won't remove you. You want us to rub off Rasul Allah, when we believe you are so loud, this is unreasonable. So according to one of the narrations, the prophet SAW, Selim said, Okay, show me where is it? Show me where it is written so that I can rub it off? Why would he say show me where it is written if he was elected man, if he knew exactly where it is, why would he say that? When, for example, the letters were sent to the Romans, It is reported that the Sahaba told him yasumasa, Salah, they won't read your letter unless it is sealed and stamped according to their system. What did he say? Did he say that? Oh, that's a system of the kafala It's okay. We don't want to leave it
and we're not going to adopt it because that's it, we've got our own way. No, no, no, no, he knew that is that is the technology that they are using. And if the message of Islam is only going to get to them through the same technology, then use it. So immediately he said what should be done and you know, they had a lot of views and so on until they got the view of the button, you know, the, the the
ring and the ring it had engraved on it. Muhammad Rasool Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, why would he have to use that when if he will let it and he would seal with it the letters Subhana Allah when it went the Reddit, the Reddit Allahu Allah, Allah Allah have I conveyed the message? Yes, you have. That's what they said. So behind Allah The message was conveyed.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to use technology, the latest technology no matter what it is, and what is to come in a good way to spread the deen. You know, people say oh, this is technology, leave it out Allah He they will engulf you. And they will control you through the same technology because you tried to walk away from it and it followed you and carried on following you and you drowned in it. And there was no goodness in it. Because all the people who could teach goodness ran away from it. No. Today we will use the internet. We will use the phones we will use whatever else it is Twitter, and everything that is there but in a good way. And we will discipline ourselves my
brothers and sisters, all this technology can make it very easy for you to go to gentlemen. And it can also make it even easier for you to go to hell.
Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. So let's get back to what you were saying the language is taken from Rasulullah sallallahu the words came,
they would talk to us from him but they are the words of Allah. Allah Allah is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala but who related to us the same man, Allah the same map you taking the entire language from him? You know, I was sitting and talking about the English language and one of the brothers sent me a quotation and I'll share it with you on a lighter note. Mashallah. So, in the Arabic language, sometimes it's very difficult, you know, if with us you have a lot of expense, and he says,
you know, you know, the term called, what's the meaning of Calvin College is the heart right? Now, if you're, if you come from somewhere else, and you're not so sure of how to pronounce things, please be careful, because we had a man in one of the Arab countries and he was working for a gentleman and the gentlemen have gave him a good tip, you know, like, he took out some money and put it in his hand. And he says, Mashallah,
you know, then the guy says what he says, until
now, until fee, what does that mean? According to the language of those who who are not Arabs, and perhaps, who don't know Arabic? It means you have
entropy and differential equations? Have you heard them say that? You know, so it means you're, you're a good man. It's not correct, linguistically, but I'm trying to show you the mistakes people make. So he says, first, he says, entercom he says what he says, and typically says an American says, He says, This is not he understood, luckily, well, I imagine if someone told you that, you will say what?
So be careful with language. The same happens in the English language. One man was writing a letter. So when he's writing a letter, he says, I hope no, he says, I am very well, listening to that. I am very well what does that mean? That means Mashallah.
How it is okay. I'm okay. And I hope you are in the same well.
I am very well, and I hope you are in the same well, because he doesn't know that well give me so many things, the same applies to him and so on. And like that there are so many, you know, I Lehman would mean knowledgeable, and Lehman means painful, but it's people don't know when they're reading, they say I mean, you know,
it could change the meaning completely. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us, wherever we've heard. So language was taken from Revelation, and he's still taken, because it is revealed hadn't been written, it would need to be see two things. It would need to be looked at with the rules of language, but rather the rules of language look at it in order to be derived. See the difference?
Let me say that again.
If the Quran was written, it would need to be put forth to the rules of language to see if it is correct. The proof that it is revealed is so much one of it is that language alone looks at it in order to be corrected and rectified in terms of rules and regulations. So Pamela, without the dispute, asked the Christian Arabs and asked those who are not Muslim from the Arabs, how much of the Quran they know they will have to know it because of Arabic language, ask, ask the professor's ask whatever you want, and this is a challenge.
There is no doubt about what I'm just saying no.
So hon Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us May He grant us goodness and ease. I once met a certain gentleman who was an Arab, but the Christian era from Lebanon.
And I asked him this exact question. I said, do you see in the Quran, any linguistic errors?
He used the word Well, I know what he says. He not even one. I said, so come on, it's revealed from Allah. And then I realized guidance is in the hands of Allah. Some people read one or two verses of the Quran and their lives are moved, and some people read after every other day, but their lives are not moved. They haven't changed. They haven't developed We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us. So this is we've just confirmed that the Quran is revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala it cannot have been written not at all and this is why it is sacred. One of the reasons why as Muslims
we have to
fulfill our Salah you know, now I'm using the word fulfilled. Did you notice some people say read your Salah, some people say learn your Salah, you know when they want to say suddenly in Arabic, you just say Sunday. Sunday is made up of two words. In fact, three if you want to be technical, but two if you just look at it, sod and lamb. The Lamb has a shelter. So you could say sod and lamb and lamb suddenly, what does it mean? It means fulfill your prayer or fulfill your Salah to be more accurate and then we need to translate Allah, but a Muslim would know. So some say learn your Salah, some say fulfill your Salah, some say offer your prayer offer your Salah That's correct, and so on. But
what is the main factor regarding Salah, Salah has to be in Arabic. So every time they are reverts to Islam, they asked the question, why does Salah have to be in Arabic? And I enjoy answering that. I really enjoy it, because it makes a lot of sense. And I sit them down and I tell them you know what? Why does Salah have to be in Arabic? Oh, good question. Salah is not just a mere supplication when you want to supplicate you can call in any language. In fact, Allah knows your supplication before you even called out. You know, I want something and I don't know how to word it. And I say well, okay, what's in my heart Give it to me. Allah knows right or wrong. Allah what's in my heart,
you know, fulfilling.
inshallah, may Allah Allah.
So, Allah subhanho wa Taala This is an amazing gift of Allah. If you take a look at the previous scriptures, the Torah, the Injeel, and so on, let's take a look at the Bible. What happened to it? What was the language it was revealed in? What was the language that Isa alayhis salam, Oh, Jesus Christ, may peace be upon him spoke. Did he speak English? No. He spoke Aramaic. Agree, he spoke Aramaic. So how come we don't find the Aramaic scripture? Someone might say, well, Paul and Peter were involved, okay. They wrote it in Hebrew, whatever it was, where is the Aramaic? I want to see it. It's not there.
Why is it not there? I tell you why. One is Allah intended. It's such that all the books somehow would be tampered with besides the Koran, because it is the final and eternal book, which comes and confirms what was in the previous books, but you don't actually need the previous books anymore. And this scripture is final and it's complete, total
So one is that Allah, but the other amazing Allah subhanho wa Taala had kept something for us to learn. What was it? When they wanted to understand their scriptures, guess what they did? They translated it, and they deleted the original. So they adjusted the word of Allah, they adjusted the word of Allah, for them to understand it.
And in the process, they lost it with us, we adjust ourselves to understand the word of Allah, so we won't lose it by the will of Allah. You see the difference, clear cut, they adjusted the word of Allah, and they have translations of it alone.
And they started reading it in the other languages alone, only. So you have the Bible in English more than 42 different versions. In fact, now someone was actually correcting me and saying, No, no, no, it's beyond 50. Actually, whatever it was the last count 42 different versions of the Bible in English, and each one is fighting with the other some have entire books of the Bible that are lost. So you have the Orthodox version and the other version and the King James Version and all these versions, and each one has a different number of books. Imagine the whole books are lost of the Bible. The Gospel of Barnabas some will disagree that is part of the Bible and some will say no, it
is well there is a debate. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability at least to understand, study and protect the Quran as best as possible. You know, when we say yeah, follow Quran, it means two things.
It means two things. It means to remember to memorize the Quran.
Quran it means he has memorized the Quran, but it also means he has protected the book also means to protect to God. So you've become a god. You're a God of what a god of the Quran I'm looking after the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I've kept it consolidated, as original as possible. In fact, I'm convinced it's the original.
And how, how is that? So we go back and we say,
every single Muslim without exception, even if you've reverted today, you have to undertake to learn some of the Quran, at least about three chapters minimum minimum minimum, your duty in the Arabic language, whether you understand it or not as eloquently as possible without change. You have to make an effort. It won't take you longer than a day. If you are really interested in doing that. It won't take you What are those sutras minimum is certain Fatiha and at least two other short sutras or some verses that you will be able to read your Salah or fulfill your Salah with because in Salah your Salah will only be accepted if you have the Quran in Arabic that is being recited by you in
that Salah. How are you going to do that? Well, you might say I don't know Arabic, I can't pronounce the words. Well, you know what you're a Muslim. Muslim means one who has surrendered to Allah and Allah has instructed you to do that. So you will do that. And then once you've done that, you can proudly say to yourself and thank Allah, Allah, as much as I don't know a word of Arabic, but I've learned your words solely and only because of your instruction. Today, I'm one of those who has contributed towards the protection of this book of yours.
So we are seated here Mashallah, in large numbers,
can I ask a question, put up your hand if you do not speak Arabic properly put up your hand Hi.
Mashallah, you see how many hands they are here, almost all put your hands down.
Put up your hands if you can read minimum three sources of the Quran Al Fatiha, maybe.
And one other put up your head if you can read them properly. See these hands? So hon Allah we just proved a point. We have proven a powerful point and that is, although we do not know the Arabic language all of us, if not, almost all of us have Subhana Allah memorized the Quran, at least a bit of it. Don't you understand? This is the preservation of the Quran. If the Imam gets up and you do not know Arabic, and you stand behind him, and he gets stuck after after saying Alhamdulillah
me and for some reason, his mind slipped and if you went somewhere,
how many of you would know how to correctly put up your hand?
Same amount of heads. Wow. But you don't know.
This is the gift of Allah. It's a revelation. It's only possible because Allah has revealed it in
we have indeed revealed this reminder we have revealed the Scripture and we will ensure
That we protected the means that we choose to protect the book that is our business. One of the means is that every one of us, we are living 14 136 years after he dropped. And we know part of the Quran in its original pristine form, not one of us can fool another one regarding the Koran, not one.
So panela this is revealed, this is the only book and this is why I tell those who have reverted and who asked the question, why do we have to read the Quran in the Arabic language? Well, here you are, you need to contribute towards the protection of the book. And this is the minimum. But the problem is, we forget the other duty of ours, what is the other duty one is to be able to read it. And two is to be able to understand it. There we fail, a lot of us fail. How many of us are going to make an effort to understand the word of Allah put up your hand
to Alhamdulillah I hope and I pray that it wasn't just a hand because your friend put up his hand. May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us ease. I can tell you a true story of what happened to me myself.
I was flying Saudi Arabian Airlines. Okay. Many years ago, I was a student in Madina munawwara we've been back home. And I was dressed like this, and I was sitting next to a man. And you know, the steward and the air hostess they pass. So there was a gentleman, I greeted the gentleman next to me, and he did not greet me back.
And it seemed like he was very upset for some reason with me. And then when I sat down, he looked at me says
Why do you only want to speak English, English only English? You know, why don't why do you want to speak English? And I looked at him and I pretended like I didn't understand what he said. And I just
because I saw he was he was angry. Maybe you know that time there were no mobile phones, believe me did not exist. So somehow I don't know what exactly made him angry or upset. So anyway, I didn't know what he meant, what hit him. But end of the day, this woman comes and she offers us a drink. So she says what would you like to have said, so I told her Can I have a mango? So she put the mango, which she actually pulled it in and she put here now this gentleman wants to show me now he wants to show now he's angry, he's upset. He wants to show that he knows English.
So sadly, the only word he knew was water. He didn't know anything else. So she says what would you like to have said and she was you know, an expected person serving Mashallah good manners and so on. So he said water. So Mashallah, she gave
And a little while later,
she came back, and we had finished now he desperately wanted something different, but he didn't know how to say it. So he was desperate to find out how to say. So she looked at me. And she offered me. She said, Would you like what would you like to have? So can I offer you anything more? So I looked at her, and now he was listening very carefully. Listen to this. It's a true story is listening carefully. So I said, Can I have the same please? And I gave her my glass.
I didn't know. So now, this man says.
She says what can I offer you something else? So he says, exactly as I said, Can I have you seen? So she bought water from
the water? And he exploded? He says
he started getting so upset and so angry. And I looked at him I said, Man, relax, take it easy, you know? I said no. I said, I want the same thing when I explained to him so Allah, The moral of the whole thing is we need to make an effort because when you don't understand sometimes you can make big big blunders. Allahu Akbar, may or may Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us.
Mashallah, Mashallah Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and open our doors. Voila, here, my beloved brothers, my beloved sisters. It is about time, we made an effort towards not only being able to recite the Quran, but even understanding the word of Allah. I always say when you know the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will never be fooled. So I was saying moments ago when we use the term unleaded Some people think we are disrespecting Rasulullah Sasa, voila. And to be honest with you, their understanding of love of the prophets of Salaam is we can smoke we can club we can do whatever we want to. And all we have to do is, you know, we've got to become passionate and say, Well, I love
the process of selling, and, and so on. But it's got nothing to do with following his example, with us, the love of the professor Salaam is connected to following his example.
And so when we have a bad habit, we work on it. We will be the best of people. It's not just a passion, that we do all bad things and come to be an hour and we are dancing and that's what we call the love of the processor.
That's not it.
Our love extends well beyond
reveal our our love is true love. You know, what's the point of a man who who really is nasty to his wife, whatever she says he doesn't listen. Not at all nothing. He's not interested in anything. And he keeps on saying, I love you. And I love you and I love you so much and I love you. So what's the point so Han Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses me he opened our doors. Instead a person who really loves
even if he doesn't have to say I love you, I love you. They know this man is really in love because Subhana Allah Look at his whole life. It is dedicated towards whatever he loves. So we love Rasulullah saw Salaam so much that our lives are dedicated towards his teachings, we make an effort to learn the meaning of the Quran. And we are never ever fooled by people who tell us that you are not allowed to go through the meaning. I've had people tell me this even a few weeks ago, that you know, we are not allowed to read the meaning of the Quran no will get confused.
If you have a confusion, go and ask the scholars but that does not stop you from reading the meaning write down 50 things that you are confused about inshallah it will be clarified for you. But if you haven't even tried, they are fooling you. That's what's happening. When they tell you You know what, you're supposed to worship Me, here's my feet, can you watch these feet and drink the water and you will get Shiva?
And you say Mashallah, maulana hamdulillah let's go and do that.
And after you drink the smelly water, you feeling good?
Why? Because you have not yet read the Quran. You haven't read the Quran online. I know of people who go to a molana and a chef, and they take his vests and they wash it and they drink the water. And they believe that that's Shiva, and they do it passionately. And when you tell them no, they say you don't love the process of Salah. How, what is this? And I tell them you haven't read the Quran and you're not interested in reading it. That's the problem. That is the problem. If you read the plan, you will know why you are here. So the point I want to end today's talk with is a powerful one. We all do believe that the Quran was not written it was revealed. But do we treat it that way?
Do we treat it like the revelation The only revealed word of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we have in its pristine form yet we don't want to make an effort to understand it and to look in it and really to spend every day one hour a day is not much. If you can't do an hour 10 minutes a day, not much learning the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala What did he say? It's so easy today, I was driving into Doha, and I'm looking forward inshallah to the next few years I see a lot of expansion on the roads. But for now, the traffic jams really, the traffic jams are like jam you know, now I understand why they call it jam. You know, we used to put jam on the bread so that it sticks
together. Two pieces of bread stick together. Now you have a traffic jam, the cars are stuck together luck, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us really traffic jam now you understand, but it doesn't come in different flavors. You know, you don't have strawberry and everything else. But I thought of something very interesting that you are so fortunate that if you had to put in a CD, a CD into your vehicle and today you have technology Mashallah from your phone straight onto the system in your car Alhamdulillah and in that traffic, you can become so knowledgeable that you will look forward to the trip back home every day. And you will look forward to the trip to work because you know Subhan
Allah, Allah Subhana Allah make it easy for us. While technology has advanced and it's reached our pockets, we have become so lazy, that we cannot even press the right buttons in order to try and learn. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. I've really enjoyed my evening here with the brothers and sisters, and I've enjoyed the weather here this time. It's beautiful weather outside shukran so much thank you may Allah bless you and bless us all. barakallahu Li You know, Chef Anna wants me to repeat something that I said earlier on, but inshallah perhaps we can keep it for later on. You know, some people said, No, you shouldn't be saying that. Do you guys know the joke that I mentioned
the last time about
the sing. I don't mean it to be offensive to a specific group of people because I know, I received an email from one brother saying, you know, that's my surname, you know. And then I felt Subhanallah maybe I you know, I might have offended him somehow but the reality is, it's not an offence. Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses me granted is it just shows you that when you don't know the language, you may say things that are terrible, terrible, you know, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's talk in Charlotte muscadelle is one I'm actually excited about it inshallah. And I hope and pray it's, it's, you know, it's a much more spacious venue by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And perhaps if
there are a few of these blunders that are made in language, who knows, I might mention a few there, although the topic is slightly different, but let's see how best we can fit it in. And I really appreciate the sisters for having taken care of the little
Children if you notice the the sound of the babies has not been
heard. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless the sisters, it's not an easy task. And one of the most difficult things is to be able to get up with your child when they are making noise or when they're crying. And to go to the auditorium. Ooh, that's a jihad. In fact, those footsteps are your footsteps. Two Gentlemen, Allah bless us. It's so tempting to just remain and to be, you know, perhaps to let the noise disturbance on but we don't realize. I know many men like myself as well. We are quite patient when it comes to this. But to be honest with you, not everyone is the same. Some people cannot concentrate it's not their fault, but they can't concentrate. So they need a
specialized sort of, you know, attention mode within themselves, and then they will be able to concentrate now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all shukran is akmola Hara looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow are sal Allahu wa sallam albaraka Allah Nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed