Recite the Qur’aan

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Jumu’ah Lecture, Edmonton London UK, 23 December 2016

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are here to whom in healthy Hey salatu wa salam O Allah Allah, Allah subhanaw

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It tequila Hata Baraka wa Taala in Amanita la vaca. My beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, it is indeed important for us to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is the advice that I commenced with for myself and yourselves. Whatever we do, we must be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala For indeed every one of us, is going to be answerable to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He will question us about everything. We thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for guiding us towards this beautiful path of accountability. I mean, today, I have a very powerful yet simple piece of advice or a reminder for myself and yourselves. Many of us understand the importance of the Quran, we know that

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it is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We know the power of the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We also know that there are verses in the Quran. If we were to read them every morning and evening, we would be protected from the evil of the unseen from the shayateen and the jinn kind etc. These are known as Alma we that those surahs at the end of the Quran that we would read, asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from that, which is evil, from his creation, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us protection. We also know the power of ayatul kursi, which is a verse in Surah, Al Baqarah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept in a lot of power, and we understand its virtue and

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its value as per the explanation of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam but my brothers and sisters, we are guilty of not reciting the Quran enough on a daily basis. That is something we need to change. Ask yourselves today how much recitation or what we would term to our of the Quran have I engaged in today, a lot of us may be thinking perhaps I read Surah tolka half because it is a Friday. I'm speaking of the daily portion of the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala the most powerful word in existence without dispute, the most powerful book in existence, a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We need to and we must set aside that time every single day. And this is a powerful encouragement to read to recite the Quran to improve our relationship with this book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Many of us think, Okay, I know the rules and regulations of the deen. So it's not absolutely necessary for me to engage in to our tilava. Here, I'm referring to recitation in the Arabic language. While law he it is a duty of ours to to make sure that we try our best to learn the Arabic words and to be able to try and recite it and to correct that recitation, and to beautify it as well. It's not good enough to only know the correct pronunciation without trying to beautify the Quran. When the

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instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala he says warra Kamal Khurana Taro Tila, and you should intonate the Quran when reciting it a beautiful intonation. You should make sure that when you read the Quran, it is not just like you're reading an ordinary book, but rather you are in the condition of purity and that

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The same time you are sitting with utmost respect wearing clothing that that is considered decent and you have the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning the must have in front of you or even if you are reading it off by heart, but you sit in you concentrate, if you want to achieve the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'm sure every one of us wants to achieve the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah has shown you the ingredient, Allah has shown you one of the ways when the Quran is being read, give it importance, listen to this, or either party alko Rufus Tammy Oh, see Tula Allah come to Ramune when the Quran is being read, then you should listen attentively, make sure that you

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are listening quietly and attentively in order for you to achieve the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The question I have is, if we would be achieving the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala just by listening attentively to his words, what do you think we will be achieving by attempting to read them ourselves?

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What do you think we will achieve by trying to read the Quran, ourselves and recited melodiously some people are shy, or they are ashamed of trying to intonate the verses of the Quran. So rather than myself saying, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen which is good. I can be better than that by saying Alhamdulillah bellami notice the difference in intonation, it adds value, it adds spirituality to the powerful words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. My brothers, my sisters, I encourage you a very, very strong encouragement to do more, to read this Quran correctly, to be able to recite it in a beautiful men of understanding that, please, my brothers and sisters, set aside the time on

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a daily basis to recite the Quran, open the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala or utilize the application on your phone. It is more blessing to use the most half in terms of the book because of the rules and regulations pertaining to purity when it comes to that book, but it is permissible to read it from your phone as well. We have no excuse. All of us have this application. We have it on our phones, how many of us make use of it on a daily basis, whereas it is more important than Facebook and WhatsApp and Twitter and anything else. That is the word of Allah, but we spend less time with it. Do not let the day pass as a Muslim as a Mormon who wants solutions to the problems he

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or she is facing. Never let the day pass without having read the Word of Allah subhanho wa Taala as part of your daily routine, my brothers and sisters, I hope these words of encouragement can be powerful enough to move us to do this, the verse that I read at the beginning of this hotma where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, de

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Mira being comb, wash Shiva, Lima feel sudo Oh people, and this is referring to the Quran. Oh people, indeed, a reminder has come to you from your Lord. So you will achieve all the reminders in that book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and cure for the diseases of the heart cure for that which lies in the bosoms and the chests? Don't you want cure? Don't you want purification? Well, there is the word of Allah. Allah says, Oh people, not just for the Muslim mean, but obviously if you claim to be a movement in the Muslim, your relationship with the Quran will definitely be more powerful. So what do you need to do? Allah says, this has come to you in it, there is guidance, there is a reminder.

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In it, there is cure for your diseases, your sicknesses, for that which lies in the bosom, and at the same time, Allah says, What Who?

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meaning in it, there is guidance and mercy. For those who believe mercy will now be achieved by those who believe in the Word of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has explained to us in so many a hadith in Allah, Allah will be hodel kitabi akuamma and while bar will be occurring in another narration, he says, I'll pour an offer to laka Allah. On the day of judgment, the Quran will bear witness for you or against you. There were so many all over. Did we

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fulfill the rite of the Quran. Yes, it is absolutely important to try and understand the verses of the Quran. We know that we don't deny that. But today I want to spend a moment to tell ourselves and remind ourselves about the other duty as well. And that is the recitation. And this is why the other Hadith that I just mentioned right now, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Allah through the Quran, raises certain people and through the same Quran drops down certain people may we be from among those who have been raised. My brothers, my sisters, understand that this word of Allah subhanho wa Taala is such that if you don't serve it, then you will be lost, you will be lost

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completely because Allah says in it, there is guidance, try your best to understand this word of Allah subhanho wa Taala kita boon

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This is a book that has been revealed to you, in order that you may ponder deeply over its verses, and that it can be a reminder for those with sound minds. SubhanAllah you want this book

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as a reminder for yourself if you're a believer, so therefore, the second duty the next duty that we do have for this particular book, is that we try our best to understand what is in it, my brothers and sisters, we are failing when it comes to our duty towards the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and I want to remind myself and yourselves that when we speak about the importance of the Quran, it does not mean that we do not believe in the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because when you read the Quran, and you understand it carefully, you understand it correctly. Voila, he it will lead you to the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam there are people who may tell you this is the book of Allah. That's it. I believe it as for the sooner I would like to divorce myself from it. Remember, the person would remove themselves from the fold of being a follower of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you say you follow the man but you discard all his

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statements, the same man who brought you the Quran? Do you think his statements were void of value? May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us? May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us, my brothers, my sisters, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah on this beautiful day, to bless the Ummah to grant ease to those who are struggling and suffering across the globe. akula Kali hada was stone Villa La Jolla, Allahu Allah come when he said he will muslimeen for some of you who are who who will go for Rahim.