Ramadan and the Qur’aan
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Mufti Menk Maldives Lecture
Ramadan and the Qur’aan
17 May 2018
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was happy to jump in. We commence praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions May Allah bless them and bless every one of us and grant us goodness, His Excellency, the president of this beautiful republic of the Maldives, as well as the dignitaries who are here, the judges, the contestants, my brothers and sisters, I wish you the blessed month of Ramadan, that it is as blessed as ever the best month from all the months that we have spent so far in our lives. It is indeed the best month
of the Islamic calendar and it is known as the month of the Quran.
Yes, there are so many things we should be achieving from this beautiful month. Primarily we achieve taqwa which is the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The softening of the heart is something we should always be achieving in the month of Ramadan. It is known as the month of mercy, the month of forgiveness, the month of closeness to Allah. But it is the month where the Quran was revealed you and I know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has said in
a Latino corridor. Indeed we have sent down the spawn on the Night of Decree it is the night when the decree is actually written, it is also known as the night of power that night which is more powerful than 1000 months, because of the value of the revelation of the Quran. When I saw a neural mobian I felt a calmness in my heart simply because it is to do with the word of Allah, it is a dream come true for this beautiful nation. When we give importance to the word of Allah, Allah gives importance to us remember this, in Allah, Allah Allah will be heard and kitabi akuamma will be our serene, Allah elevates through this word of his certain people who give it importance, who take it
as theirs, who learn it, who put it into practice, who convey it to others who encourage people to give it importance and a neural mobian is one such way that we are encouraging people to value the message of the Quran to perfect its recitation to make it a part of our lives. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, yeah.
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Meaning he addresses all the people, Muslims, non Muslims, all the people, Allah says oh people, indeed a reminder has come to you from your Lord in the form of the Quran. In the form of the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala more Eva to Mira become from your Lord there is a reminder which means if I read the Quran, they will be in it's a reminder for me to do what to soften, to soften my heart towards the obedience of Allah. I would love to become a person who earns not only this worldly life but the hereafter as well. And this is why the winner is He who can have a good life here. And an even more blessed life in the hereafter. You know, the DA mentioned in Surah Baqarah Allah subhanho
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from among the people are those the successful ones who call out to Allah regarding both this world as well as the next our Lord grant us goodness in this world goodness in the hereafter and save us from the punishment of hellfire. So this is the balance that we are searching for. We achieve it by listening to the remainder of the Quran by giving it important so Allah says more either to Mira become what she found Lima is to do it has in it cure for the diseases of the heart. When you and I have a sickness, it is either spiritual or physical. The spiritual sickness everybody knows the Quran will cure it because there is a car
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You can hear the recitation of those who participated in this beautiful karate contest and neural mobian each one is unique. It must have been so difficult for the adjudicators to decide who was first, second and third, but they had to do it.
As difficult as it may have been, because it's the word of Allah. The calmness of every single person's nature is achieved in the Quran. If you hear chef Mahmud honey la casa de, he recites differently from chef Ali and navy, who decides differently from Abdurahman as today's who decides differently from chef so the shame, who decides differently from chef Mohammed Sadie Carmen Shahi, who decides differently from abdon bus stop the summit and so on. Why is the recitation different in the way it is delivered? Because it's the beauty of the Quran, each one of us is calmed by a different reciter if I asked you today who is your favorite reader, we will have 100 different
names. The reason is a lot caters for your nature and mind. A lot quenches your spiritual thirst and mind through the recitation of the Quran. And levena mano de Palma
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those who believe they achieve the calmness of the heart, through the remembrance of Allah and the greatest remembrance is the words of Allah the Quran, you will achieve a calmness just from listening to the Quran, I have come across experiments that have been made in western countries where they took non Muslims and they gauge the condition of the heart in its pulse. And they recited or made them listen to the Quran. And you can actually quickly check it on YouTube if you want the impact or effect of Quranic recitation upon non Muslims. That was actually done by some young people who decided let's go and check if it's true. You know, today, Mashallah. With social media, everyone
is so quick. So they took a phone and they took their earphones, they stopped random people in the West and they said, I want you to listen to this and tell me how you feel without telling them what it is. When they listen to it. You can check it.
They are calm, they listen, they are so calm, and they say Wow, that was cool. They don't know then they were told this is the Quran Subhana Allah the Quran, and people are saying it's a book that's supposed to make you hard and harsh. My brothers and sisters, I have a powerful message for you this evening. A true sign of closeness to Allah is the softening of your character.
If your character is hard and harsh, you are far from the orange
Allahu Allah is telling Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, it is because of the mercy of Allah that you are so lenient towards those around you, while
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from Moomin Hoenig. If you are harsh and hard hearted, they would have dispersed from amongst from around you, they would not even want to listen to what you have to say. So the softening is the mercy of Allah. It's a sign of closeness to Allah, those who want to harm others. Today we have an issue across the globe of terrorism, in the name of religion, not just Islam, but Islam is one of those faiths that is being hijacked by people who want to perpetrate crimes, yet the Quran is the furthest away from that type of teaching. Even if you don't understand it, it will calm you down. So why are the people becoming filled with an inferno? Definitely it is not part of the teaching of
Islam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to promote the religion in the most beautiful way. Islam came to this lovely country that is 100% Muslim, and to this part of the world in the most peaceful way. Remember that today? We are completely Muslim? How did it come to us in a peaceful way? Did he do history? You know it better than I do. Let's go to far East Asia, you will be able to see what happened there. Islam entered through honesty and the character and conduct of the people who visited them
when they dealt in a beautiful way. People said I want to be like this. When we listen to the Quran when we adopt the Quran we will be walking Korans when I
was asked about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam character, she did not know what to say. So she said one word. Can I follow COVID Quran he said
character was the Quran which means whatever embodiment of the Quran is in this man, you want to know what the Quran is all about. Look at this man. You want to know what this man is all about? Look at the Quran, Subhan Allah. And here Allah is saying softening of the heart because my brothers and sisters you and I know when Allah says there is no cure for the diseases of the heart. It's not only spiritual disease, it is also physical disease. You read the Quran, Allah will grant you cure from physical disease. Now, I'm sure we have heard from our scholars that this verse has cure in it. If you want to cure you read this verse, or that verse, they would say read this and then I always
tell people read the Quran from cover to cover. Why? There are some sicknesses i don't know i have, and there are cures in verses that I don't know where exactly they are, but they are in the Quran. So if I am to pick it up, and to take from the cover, putting a marker every day one verse, how much one? It's a challenge my brothers and sisters, I challenge you all. I'm not asking for more. And I'm not asking for me. I'm asking for you. Read one verse, read one verse of the Quran, your life will change. I swear by Allah, your life will change. Learn to look after the Quran, Allah will look after you listen to the verse.
zelner, vicara, in Allahu Allah happy Bo, Allah says, We have revealed this Koran this reminder, this revelation, we will protect it, from what everything, we will protect it. Many of us when we read this verse, we look at it and we say, that means Allah will preserve the Quran, it is in its original form, it is authentic, it is legitimate, etc, etc. that is only 1% of the meaning by the way.
There is 99% that we have slipped we have forgotten, no one's drawn our attention to it. Anyone who gives importance to the Quran? Anyone who memorizes a verse, anyone who memorizes a surah and I know 100% of us seated here we know Surah Fatiha of my heart. Am I right? Subhana Allah 100% of us have made an effort we learned a surah we know so to floss, maybe we know Surah Al Kota, we know a few we are expanding everyday I atone courtesy we know these are verses of the Quran. Each verse is more valuable than the most expensive diamond on Earth. If you have it in your heart, Allah says, I will protect you.
I will protect you because I promised I'm going to protect the Quran. If you made an effort to look after it. I have to look after you because you have it now in your heart. When a person has the most valuable diamond in his hand, and he walks on the street, the jeweler will come to him and say Come here, wait, walk with all these bodyguards. SubhanAllah because you know what you have in your hand, you are in danger. SubhanAllah we need to look after you from those devilish people who might come and pinch they might even kill you as a result. while learning the Quran is more valuable. Allah says wait, we will protect you we will send angels to look after you. We will make sure that you are
walking calm, you are relaxed. You might have challenges but you will be content. When we have challenges in our lives. That's the promise of Allah you will have a challenge.
Every day you will have a new challenge. The most beloved unto Allah subhanho wa Taala Muhammad peace be upon him had the biggest challenges. He lost his father. Prior to birth he lost his mother he was born an orphan he grew up he lost the uncle who was looking after him later on sorry, he lost the the grandfather who was looking after him. Later on, he continued and the people belied him one after the other they when he went to die if you know what happened in Makkah, what happened then when he went to Medina, the wars one after the other against who the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets. He lost all his children in his lifetime besides one, all his children passed
away. in his lifetime the boys passed away when they were small, the girls passed away when they were old. Why did Allah do this to the most beloved, the most love to come You and I down to say in the LA, we're in LA, here are June we belong to Allah, we have to go back to him. How many of us want paradise? All of us want to go to Paradise? Unfortunately, unfortunately, you need to pass away who wants to die? No one. So how are you going to go to Paradise Subhana Allah. So Allah says, When you are ready, I'm going to take you away and I'm not going to give you a choice because I love you more than you love yourself.
Become be happy, Allah will grant it to you. So Allah says, we are taught by Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. ayatul kursi, the reading of that one verse of surah, Baqarah Subhana Allah, you read it, automatically you are protected you read Surah Al Fatiha, there is protection. Why? Because Allah says, We reveal this Quran, we will protect it. So, a half of the Quran is protected by Allah with bodyguards, we cannot see because he has with him something that is more valuable than the most valuable items present on this earth.
The same applies when you make an effort to learn one verse, I promise you, I have had people come back to me and say she, you know what? We try to memorize. I'm not strong at reading Quran, but I listened. And I try to repeat repeat a few times only with the intention. I want to please Allah. This is his word, even though I don't understand so much. But it's the best word, the word of Allah. And I tried to memorize one verse every week. And voila, he You are so true. I'm content. I have so many problems, but I'm a happy person.
People ask when you have problems, how do I know? Is it a punishment of Allah or a test of Allah? This is the month of Ramadan, right? A lot of the wars took place, the month of Ramadan, the Battle of bed that took place month of Ramadan?
The answer is it's in the condition of your heart, not in what is happening to you.
Anything can happen to you. If your heart is cool and calm. It's a gift of Allah.
It's a test from Allah, elevation of your status. But if your heart is not calm, you are angry, you are upset, you get absolutely absurd and you are so depressed. That is a sign that perhaps you need to increase in your link with Allah develop it further. So my brothers and sisters, the heart the diseases of the heart, where is the cure in the Quran, not just the spiritual disease, but also the physical diseases. Remember this, the blessed month of Ramadan, we are given it as a gift. As soon as the moon is sited what happens we move into a new mode there is a feeling it's called a roll Hania. You know, it's called a spirituality of this month that we feel in it because of the
blessings that Allah has placed in the beautiful month of Ramadan.
It's the month where we're supposed to be abstaining from food and drink, etc, etc and also from bad words. Because the Quran teaches us development of character, development of conduct, development of wisdom, we need to be able to have tact when we address one another. We need to be conscious of the feelings of one another. When you talk to someone speak to them considering how they will take what you have said. This is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam tells us the way you word, your speech
could actually be rewarding or sinful even though the message is the same. When you belittle someone you are sinful. When you give them importance, definitely you will be given importance to by Allah subhanho wa Taala give people important no matter who they are, greet them, smile at them, talk to them in a way that they feel that there is hope. Unfortunately, when we talk of the Quran, my brothers and sisters, we usually Doom people, we usually give a message such that everyone is going to jahannam
I always asked the brothers who say this, brother if everyone is going to jahannam Why did Allah make gentlemen? For what there is no one there besides you luck but may Allah take us all to genital for those brothers and sisters, what a lovely month I have given you only a small introduction to this beautiful month of Ramadan. A few points of benefit. And I have made the challenge out to yourselves and myself to read one verse a day for the sake of Allah one versity if you have done more you can do more inshallah you expand according to your capacity, but no one has an excuse to go below one, no one. Start your day with it with the word of Allah. And I promise you Your life will
change you will achieve the greatness and goodness of this world and Allah subhanho wa Taala will open for you the doors of general Filipinos imagine being resurrected and called out on the Day of Judgment, called out on the day of judgment to come to a special gathering with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on that day would be the day we would be proud of our achievements. May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us all with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in the Akira mela give us gentle dose and May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep a neural mubin running and the life as a sadaqa jariya for those who have established it until we get to God
Metal Pharaohs and we see the effort we have made for the Quran. And we are really happy that Allah has protected us not just in this world, but even on the day of piano aku kolyada or sallallahu wasallam Allah and Amina Mohammed was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.