Channel: Mufti Menk
Light Upon Light 2019/2020, Lecture 1
Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
Although the response was a little bit weak, but it's okay smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah He was happy and main. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala indeed he has favored us with so many favors. We praise Him upon all conditions. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household his companions May Allah bless them, bless every one of us and grant us Goodness me. My brothers and sisters moments ago, someone read a few verses of the Quran standing exactly where I'm standing right now. Do you remember his name?
If you do say it loudly
Mashallah, Adam, it's also the name of the first of our species may Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us goodness. Do you remember the first sutra that he read?
Al Fatiha How many of you do not know Surah Fatiha off by heart Please put up your hand Hi.
If you don't know so that will find the how you don't know that surah that you read the beginning of Salah you don't know that Surah Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen right up to the end. If you don't know that put up your hand very high.
Okay, one Brahma Mashallah a sister, Mashallah.
Another system of hamdulillah Okay, I want to tell you, it's the opening surah of the Quran. It's a beautiful chapter of the Quran.
But I want to let you know something.
The bulk of us
as we progress in Islam, one of the first things we learn is Surah Al Fatiha.
We learn it in the Arabic language.
And you know what? If you were to have made a mistake in that recitation,
we would have all picked it up. Right? The little boys sitting in the second row, you know, sort of fighting off by heart. Right? Can you get up and read it for us just where you are?
Did you guys some of you at least hear what he read?
It was it was a beautiful recitation. Mashallah, it was actually quite correctly pronounced as well. Notice how notice how it's not only the words that matter, but the exact pronunciation of the words as well as the connection of those words, when the words are connected. There are certain sounds that should be coming out of your mouth that he acknowledged and actually fulfilled. Okay? Why am I doing this? I want to tell you,
if we were to go to China today, or to Japan, or you name the country, where would you like to go? faraway?
Pakistan Bali? Mashallah. All right, I see some people up in holiday mode here. Mashallah. So, my brothers and sisters, if you were to enter a mosque today, if you were to meet some Muslims there, right. And you were to read, or at least join them in prayer, and they were to read Surah Al Fatiha, which means the opening chapter of the Quran.
If they were to make a mistake in it, would you be able to correct them?
Can you answer me please? Would you be able to correct them?
Okay, but do you speak Chinese?
You see what I'm saying? And I'm going to ask you a very interesting question. How many of you speak Arabic? Put up your hand please.
Very few hands, very few hands, perhaps 10. Right. Put your hands down.
Out of all of us very few speak Arabic but everyone can read this surah in the Arabic language.
Okay, many of us, most of us would know the meaning of that particular surah or chapter on the Quran. But we don't speak Arabic. And we don't speak Chinese or Indonesian or Japanese. But if we were to go to those countries, and someone were to attempt to read Surah Fatiha, and they said, for example, Alhamdulillah here on Billa moon, what would you say?
I mean, that was wrong, right? It's Allah mean, but you cannot communicate with them, you cannot even say, how are you? Can you say, How are you in Chinese? Some of us can write, anyhow, okay.
but beyond that, not much. And yet you corrected them.
You couldn't speak Arabic or Chinese, you corrected them. And you knew that they were wrong in Arabic. And if you were to read, they would know you were wrong in Arabic without understanding so much of it.
And this will apply throughout the globe with almost 2 billion people. You see,
that, for me is one of the biggest miracles of the Quran. So Panama, that I can have a child I can have anyone, any race, any nationality, any color, wherever, from any financial standing, any social status, whatever it is, if they were to recite Surah Fatiha, and they would know it, the whole globe knows it, they would definitely be able to be corrected by another, even if that other was totally different. In any one or more than one of the aspects we just mentioned. It's somebody,
it is Allah.
our in Allahu Allah,
the Almighty says, We have revealed this revelation, this reminder, this book, this for an We have revealed it and we will ensure that it is preserved. That's what Allah says, We will ensure it is preserved. So I was asked a question by a revert system
saying, I'm a revert. But I have one question, Why can I not pray in English? Is that not a brilliant question? Very good question. I say system.
What do you mean by praying, because supplication is also prayer.
And we have something known as Salah, which is a very unique act of worship, which has no English equivalent, so we just call it prayer, because that's the closest possible word. But in actual fact, it's an act of worship that starts in a specific way within a specific condition, facing a specific direction, saying a specific words, ending it in a specific way. And that whole set would be known as Salah. We just call it prayer, because it's the easiest term, the closest term, but actually, if you were to speak to a person of another faith, and you were to say, let's pray, what would they do? They would supplicate mostly supplication in Arabic is called do arm. So if I were to tell you,
let's make dua. That's what I would say, as a Muslim. If I was speaking to some other Muslims, let's make dua. But if I were to translate that into English, what would I say?
Let's pray the same words, right? Let's pray. Can I pray for you? My brother, please pray for me. Okay. That means make do have for me, do you understand what I'm saying? So, when someone says Why can I not pray in English? That statement is flawed. Because what do you mean by the term prayer? If you're talking of the general prayer that people of other faiths refer to in a common way, then you can pray in any language we believe that even if you're silent, and you're praying, meaning do our making, the Almighty knows what you want before you say it, and that's why if you have a Lamborghini in your heart, and you're saying Oh Allah give me a Ferrari and that Ferrari was just by mistake the
Almighty will still know that you actually don't want the Ferrari you want the Lamborghini
follow what I'm saying sorry to give you car examples.
Masha, Allah, Allah bless us all with whatever we wish for.
So if you were to say a person's name, say you want to marry someone, okay, this is a more realistic example. Right? And you don't know their name. You thought their name was poppin. Okay. So don't get me married to Fatima. And yet they
Name is actually Miriam. Will Allah give you someone else called Fatima that Miriam Who?
If Allah knows it's better for you, he may even give you the Fatima
how many of us were praying for money and we ended up with Fatima who actually was better than Maria. Mashallah, with all due respect to those who are named Fatima, and Marian, I'm sure we're all lovely people.
I had to cover my back, right.
So my brothers and sisters, the Almighty when we pray to Him, if we make a little blunder in what we're actually asking for, in terms of supplication, the Almighty knows it, it's autocorrect. It's done automatically by the will of Allah. And this is why if you were silent, because you don't know what exactly to say, you know, the Almighty is registered it already because it's, it's within your mind, it comes out from the heart. Sometimes people say this man's draft came from his heart. You know, like when someone's really kind to you, they do really good things. You know, they say the dad came from the heart, which means you've really touched the hearts of people. May Allah bless all of
us. But that Salah that we have, the term prayer is used, I can explain to you why it has to be in the Arabic language. So we're not talking of supplication. We're talking of the five daily prayers and the units of worship of a specific nature. We call it Salah in order to they call it
namaaz. Right. Is there any other language we have? They call it something else. Anything else? I think throughout the globe, if you say Salah or namaz, one of the two words the whole world will know what you're talking about. Right? Okay. Is there any other language that has a different term referring to Salah?
No prayer is there but we're talking of something like you know, prayer. Yeah, it's You're right, the answer is technically correct.
Okay, so that's what we're talking about. Now, if I were to start when I say Allahu Akbar, that's how I start my prayer. I need to have a good intention that I'm praying and what I'm praying and so on. All that having been said, I need to be clean. Now. Cleanliness means I need to arrive at a level of purity. One day, I was speaking to a young boy, in the masjid, he said, Look, my feet are clean, why do I need to wash them? And you know how to talk to the young people, it's quite difficult to explain to them listen, that's that's it? You know, the true answer is, look, Allah requires you to do it, you have to do that's the true answer. But it requires a level of faith to
adopt and digest that answer when the faith is a little bit low, you that answer is not yet you know, upon the level that would affect you, you need something a little bit, you know, different you need a common sense explanation. So I said, Look, I I want to show you something. I see all these brothers in the machine. He says, Yeah, I said, if we're gonna tell them right guys, we're coming around sniffing feet, everyone whose feet smelling you've washed them. And if your feet are clean, it's okay. You can be in so we're going to slip the feet because we don't want smelly feet here. And it's going to be a problem. Imagine going around you we would have developed a little sensor that
you have with a long stick put by the feet didn't Okay, go wash your feet. That's okay. Did he wash your pee? That's okay. Right. It would be an insult to the people so the Almighty says listen before you come into here make sure all of you are upon a level of cleanliness, cleanliness that would ensure that you don't embarrass the people standing next to you that's why the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says if any one of us eaten onions or you know raw onions, raw garlic, etc. Don't go to the prayer area until you wash your mouth thoroughly some Anima you know because imagine you're going to be saying army and the guys next to you will just be turning the bases and saying oh
gosh, this guy shouldn't have opened his mouth man. You know, so you making it difficult for the people next to you to actually pray right? And this is why
which smell would you prefer the smell of raw onions, raw garlic or the smell of cigarettes.
Which one is easier to handle? I mean the chain smoker for me I can tell you it's easier to handle the raw garlic and raw onion right? To handle the cigarettes it's a little bit difficult so the whole purpose is to make the people who are praying with you be comfortable they need to be comfortable to pray no one was thinking about going to the mosque these guys are smelling of of you know bad things all the time I go in a stuffy make it such that the environment is comfortable. You will earn a reward when you enter the mosque with a good smell. And everyone then sometimes the perfume people use smells like mango pickles. You know, I swear I wonder I think to myself, gosh, we
should have dipped our bread in this an Ethernet LAN. This is not to spray on your on your body Subhanallah but that's what happens. So when you're coming into the mosque, what you need to do, make sure even if you're coming to a function of this nature, make sure
The people sitting next to you are not feeling uncomfortable because of
how you smell.
So the prophet SAW Selim speaks about it. When we get to that Masjid, I was telling the young boy, everyone should have their feet washed, at least so many, so much time prior to having come in. So if you've maintained what's called Voodoo, or the ablution, in the way that you're supposed to maintain its value, you can walk in and carry on. But if you haven't, you're going to have to wash your hands and your face. You can't say what my face is clean. I'm not going to wash it, or I've got a bit of makeup. I don't need to watch it. I'm so sorry. I'm so so sorry. I know. Mac is quite expensive, right. But to be very fair and honest with you, your relationship with the Almighty is
priceless. priceless. I can read well, I was gonna say I would wipe off any Mac for the sake of Allah. But you know what, I don't use it.
But still, you need to ask yourself what's more valuable? Yesterday, someone asked me a question. You won't leave it? Can I tell you?
I'm attending a wedding. Can I join all my force allows because that wedding because I don't want to read them in advance. Like, it's not like I'm gonna make them cover like, you know, it's not like, I'm gonna delay and read it later. But I want to read it in advance. And I was like, Are you serious? Are you for real? You know, to be honest with you, it might be your last opportunity to meet meaning to have this communication with Allah and to plug in, in what's known as Salah. It could be your last, your last opportunity. You know, we've known of people who've died at weddings, you know, where the holes come down, I've actually known of it, it's not common, I mean, it's not
very common, but it can happen. And not only you know, the the the roof coming in, but a particular person could die of a heart attack, you could you know, I could drop dead right now, imagine if I just compromised my relationship with the Almighty and so on, I'd end up to Pamela in the grave, with regret. So we you have to watch certain parts of your body to arrive at a certain level of cleanliness. And that's a spiritual cleanliness, as well as to a degree physical cleanliness. Why do I say to a degree, because there are times when perhaps water is not available, there is a different type of cleanliness. I was telling those earlier today at another venue here in Glasgow, I was
telling them about how those who struggle with OCD need to know that actually the bacteria and the presence of bacteria does not render you unclean. Always.
What do you mean, you know, when you wash, and then you watch a game and you wash your third time? If you think you're doing it for the sake of Allah, you're actually not
meeting if you're just doing it because this OCD that you have, right? May Allah grant us or cure? Look, it's something it's a phase it happens to people. But why I say this is because think for a moment, if the water wasn't available, what would you do? There's something known as
Tim Tim, who means to just use dust dust to do what? To wash yourself. Okay, so how do I do it? Well, I just tapped my hands on it. And I do, you know, my hands, my face, etc. And I know for a fact this is dust this bacteria here, Allah says, Don't worry, you've arrived at a level of cleanliness, that is that has readied you and prepared you to begin your prayer. So can Allah that proves that you know what I know for a fact this bacteria, there is a bit of dirt, there's a bit of this, Allah says, ignore that. It's irrelevant for now because you didn't have the water. It's irrelevant. So if you look at it, Allah just wants you to do what he has told you to do, even though
he knows that it might not be absolutely pure completely to the degree that is not even 1% of dirt. That's never the case. There has to be your default. Oh, Phil Lee, you know, a little bit of it is excused. It's excusable. You cannot be 100%. Pure in terms of physical purity, cleanliness, there's gonna be a droplet here, a little splash this morning. Yes, if you can see it with your eyes and you know about it, clean it. And how do you plead? Do it how Allah told you to do it, and you're done. After that? Don't worry about it. Move on. Just move on. Do your prayer. It will be accepted. Did you hear what I just said? May Allah grant us ease. I hope those who needed to hear that would
actually benefit from it. Right. I tell you, now that we are all uniform, and we got to the masjid, and we're standing to fulfill the Salah.
Imagine if we were allowed to start our salah and to be us. I'm not going to use the term prayer because now you know what I'm talking about prayer, according to what I believe is a terminology that's only used to refer to Salah which is not actually translated as prayer in its whole sentence.
Okay, can I explain that a little bit earlier? So, imagine if we were allowed to have that in all our languages. So how would we translate Allahu Akbar? Can someone said
Allah is the great test, that's one. And secondly, Allah is Great term. That's another one about a Kabbalah means greater. It can refer to the greatest it can realize the greatest okay? Allahu Akbar. Okay. Someone might say, well, let's analyze the term Allah as well. You know, why should I say Allah is the Greatest? You know, I rather say my maker is the greatest but actually that's a wrong translation.
But I couldn't say
the worshipped one is the greatest because Allah know who Allah who you go back to the Arabic language. Allah is the worshipped one, who is the worship one who ever made me so I can say, whoever made me is the worship one and the worship one is the greatest, we would argue all night about what exactly to say solve your problem, just say Allahu Akbar, and everything is done. Okay. Secondly, what would happen to the Quran?
Quran is the word of Allah.
Right? That's what we believe it's the word of Allah. But the English language translation is only man's attempt to explain to you what he believes is the closest to that which Allah meant by his words. That's all. That's the reason why generally, when you find the translation Koran, it is very strongly encouraged to have the Arabic on one side and the English in order to, you know, to act as an indemnity, to say, you know what, listen to this. This is the word of Allah. This is just my attempt to explain to you what I believe is the closest explanation for that word of Allah, I could be wrong. Man's translation can be wrong, but the word of Allah is never wrong. This is why today
Someone was asking me, what's the best translation and I said, you know, what, Sahih International, together with the explanations of the context of the revelation of the verses, plus an explanation of those verses that are not easily understood by the people with a little commentary. And that would be much better than just a word for word translation. Just like the Bible, I've read the Bible, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and I can tell you something, there is a lot that can be misunderstood from it. If you don't know the context, you don't know how to understand it. You don't know you know, the deeper knowledge of it, you won't understand it in its totality. The same
applies to the poor, and you may not understand that you will need explanation. Some of those verses, a lot of them you'll understand but Mashallah you want to derive benefit, you're going to need to learn from someone, you're going to need to ask questions, I mean, you will see verses that have a context that is very different from what people are trying to make it seem sometimes different context. So my brothers and sisters, if I were to read in a different language, we would argue over the meaning of an hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. Praise be to God, Lord of the praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds that's what most would say, right? Someone would say, No, no, no, you
can't say that you actually. And then we would start arguing and so on, instead of getting on with our prayer, we would be debating over what exactly is the meaning the precise meaning, Okay, you know what Allah says,
You have to do it in the Arabic language. Number one, we promised that we are going to preserve the book. One of the ways of preserving the book is to make sure that every Muslim on Earth, whether they speak Arabic or not memorizes, at least three short chapters that won't take you longer than 24 hours to memorize. In order for them to be able to fulfill this prayer, the way we want them to fulfill it, so that every Muslim on earth
will have contributed towards the preservation of the Quran, by knowing a minimum of three chapters of the Quran of by heart without even knowing its meaning at times, but they know the pronunciation look at this young boy Do you speak Arabic? You don't he read Surah Al Fatiha. He read it eloquently. Clearly. He read it with the rules and regulations, almost all of them and he doesn't know Arabic.
Isn't this book preserved? How is it preserved? The non Arabs are reading it at times better than the Arabs.
And you know what? They they know it and they don't speak the language. they've contributed towards it. I've had the same sister. I told her sister it won't take you long to learn.
Fatiha which are the two favorite suitors of the people who are quite you know, want to be quick in Salah the minute you say well, I mean what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Please? In my opinion, I can go right? Am I right? Come on just be honest. I mean it comes to my mind to Let's be honest. Right? Yeah And what's the in the second bracket? What barley What comes to your mind?
Bulu Allah, Allah.
Allah Niccolo, Khufu one and they already have done.
Allah forgive us, you know?
May Allah forgive us. And someone says, well, acid will answer is a little bit, you know, tricky because people confuse it with with team and sometimes you know, I had a friend called Omar Reagan and he says he was shouted at because one day as an Imam, he made a mistake at the end of the surah you know, because when you say inland Medina, Amina Mohammed Ali hottie this one says what? tawassul and that one says, follow him. So when he says what, tawassul someone screamed? You know, he was like, God was gonna shock. You know, I don't know if you've seen him explaining that he's a comedian. So he dramatized it a lot, you know, and he almost dropped us a row I dropped listening to
you, man, I wonder it must have been in real life. My brothers and sisters, it's a miracle. It's a gift of Allah. I don't even want to ask you the question because I know the same hands would actually go up or down.
You we would know, these these students, or at least three short ones. How long did it take? The problem with us is we haven't made an effort to learn the meanings. It's not difficult. People ask me, How can I concentrate in prayer? And I tell them, You know what, you just need to concentrate on the meanings of what you're saying. You'll be fine. concentrate on what you're saying, you know, imagine you when you're saying Allahu Akbar, you're saying the one who made me the worship one is the greatest. And then you're starting with your short, you know, do as little supplications in their little praise of Allah and some of the sutras and if you know the meanings of it, it's not
difficult, it's not difficult at all. So, if I were to ask you,
and you were to answer you would realize that every one of you has contributed towards preserving the Quran by memorizing at least Surah Fatiha, you see what I mean? And by memorizing another two, three sutras
to save at least as a minimum, it's a miracle. So, if you look at this Subhan Allah, Allah says, We will preserve the Quran, so the rules and regulations that he laid, automatically preserved the Quran, I promise you if we had to read the Bible, prior to the Koran, if we had to read the Bible in Aramaic, as it was revealed, in the language of the Prophet Jesus made peace be upon him. And it was given such importance that every prayer had to be read. And they had a specific Salah where they had to read it in the Aramaic perhaps perhaps, who knows, Allah knows best. It might have been preserved in a similar way. But Allah wanted the for an to remain, and questionable. undoubted. I saw a little
video that someone sent me showing how they believe that this Quran has been altered and changed and whatever, and someone told me will you make a video to respond to it. And I said, I don't need to because the whole world's Muslims know the same Koran.
There's no point to try and prove to a person who went out looking for a needle that didn't exist in the haystack and pretended like they found it. That was part of the Hey, it might have been a bit of a sharp piece that pricked you. It's not a needle
to what I just said, not an evil. There's nothing wrong. There's no contradictions, nothing. It's not there. It's just you've not understood it. That's what it is. You haven't known that context of Revelation. People say why in one place of the Quran, Allah says, oh, regarding alcohol, that, you know you when you're getting to pray, make sure that you're not intoxicated. That's what Allah says in one place. So does that mean we're allowed to drink? Water? Yes.
To be honest, in another place, Allah says, stay far from it. It's the handiwork of the devil, abomination from the handiwork of the devil, right. So unless you stay far from me, if you don't know what's the meaning of abrogation and how the Quran was revealed over a long period of time, you would never understand if to you it would seem like a contradiction, but it's not a contradiction. If you read some of the verses in the end, without knowing the context, you're going to understand something way beyond what it actually is saying to you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding this is why I
Say it's our duty,
beyond just knowing the Arabic, which was part of preservation, and congratulations to everyone, no matter who you are, you know, congratulations to you knowingly or unknowingly, you have contributed towards the preserving of the book Subhana Allah you have, and therefore nobody can debate I told you and I started off with the question. If you were to travel to a destination of your choice, and they were to read the Quran, you would be able to tell the major blunders that they would be making without knowing that particular language. Isn't that a miracle? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. So my duty is to learn a bit more to make a slightly a bigger effort to learn
a bit more. When I was young Alhamdulillah memorized the entire Quran. I spoke a bit of Arabic but it wasn't enough to understand the meanings of the Quran. Just like the Arabs, at times they would read the Quran they wouldn't know the deeper meanings of the Quran just because they spoke Arabic. You know, I mean, you go to Egypt, they'll tell you about the gay and you don't even know what they're saying. And they're supposed to be Arabic. I mean, come on. May Allah Subhana. Allah forgive us, right? My right. Amazing. Amazing. So my brothers and sisters consider yourselves fortunate to have been chosen by Allah to preserve the book. It's a beautiful book. It is the word of Allah it
has in it cure. So much so that there have been experiments performed on individuals who have calmed down simply by listening to the melodious verses of the Quran being recited in a beautiful way. It has in it an effect of calming, such that you can not explain. A believer achieves greater calmness, contentment,
and inner peace than those who don't believe but even those who don't believe and the other creatures of the Almighty are impacted by the recitation of the word of Allah without a doubt, you can go and check it today. We have a lot of information online, you can Google it, it's fine, no problem. You check it out, and you will see what i'm saying so panela a loving man oh my
god Oh bgk law he Allah Abbe de la Ito Toma.
You know what that means?
Allah says, Those who believe are the ones who achieve true contentment in their hearts by
the remembrance of Allah for indeed it is only by the remembrance of Allah, that the hearts will achieve contentment.
What's the remembrance of Allah? It starts off with the Quran. It's the highest level of remembrance of Allah is the recitation of the Quran.
If someone says, I want you to engage in some victory, and you open the Quran, and you know, once you start reading that would be liquid, it would be remembrance of Allah. It doesn't mean that you need to do anything else before you start off with the Quran. May Allah grant us the understanding. Yes, there are other cards that are very important. The Quran is the word of Allah, nothing compares nothing substituted, it will calm you down. And you know what I tell people who are into all sorts of music, I tell them you know what, substitute it with the Quran. Listen to the various reciters you'll find a recital that will be soothing to your own nature to your liking. tailor made literally
to what soothes you. If I were to ask you who's your favorite recycler? Let me ask you the question. Just say it loudly Who's your favorite recycler? Let's hear some names.
Who else? Rather Cody? Who else? Mike Mike Lee who else
say it again?
Yes, sir. Oh, sorry. You got me surprised I was saying is here reciter. So Hannah, but yeah, you get your ID though city? Yes. Who else?
Sharpie Fatah. Mashallah. All these names. Now. Do you agree that every one of them reads differently? You know why we have a favorite reciting? You know, I had a friend who told me
you know what, you heard what brother Farouk said at the beginning. We're all here for the sake of Allah. That's correct. I agree. We have to be here for the sake of Allah. Okay.
Moments later he said.
I want to introduce you to someone to to to the reason why you're here. Did you hear him say that?
Isn't there a contradiction? No.
Isn't, you're allowed to come for the sake of Allah to listen to your favorite speaker? There is no [???]can there. I heard one scholar say chick. You know why? Because nobody attends these talks. I promise you. He says it's shil. To attend to, to attend a specific scholars talks, you must attend all the talks, brother, I don't want to attend your talks. You do me I feel the heat of jahannam on my back when you talk and ask for these other guys. When they speak. I feel encouraged I want to attend. So don't come and lie to me that it's shake. And I've heard decent scholars say that. And the real reason is because they don't get good attendance. There's no other reason. If they had a
brilliant attendance, they wouldn't say that. I believe that you are allowed to have a favorite Quranic recital for the sake of Allah because that recitation soothes you. It's not, you know, a shame how beautifully he reads. It's amazing. And if now we can actually watch before we only used to hear the audio. And you watch this man, you know, how many of you were very surprised when you saw for the first time what she looks like. Right? It surprised because you've heard him I heard him since I was a child. When we saw him I actually
met him. When I lived in Medina. I was fortunate enough, let me not go into all of them. But I showed him I said, Wow, this is the same voice doesn't even look the same, right? But then you get used to it. Okay. We're so fortunate. Each one of us has a different temperament. Each one of us has a different, you know, mood, sometimes, you know, you have karela passare, who's a powerful reciter really shaken. He's one of the top he's the shape of all the kura Valley. His name is Chef Mahmud chef Mahmoud is his name. Helene Allah sorry, you listen to him. Amazing, but some people are not really as moved by that they can listen to, you know, a more melodious recitation of Sheikh
Mohammed Abraham Eliana, he is Sahib mockingly Jazzy, he reads in a specific way, and he has this macam this tune, you know,
we heard the recital, earlier, a beautiful tune, some people don't like the tunes, some people want a loud, you know, straightforward recital. This is part of the miracle of Allah. I said earlier, you substitute that with this and see how your life changes. It's not difficult, you know, those people who are into heavy metal music, if you were to have a recital of someone, you know, if this occur, I think that would wake you up. You know, who knows if this outcome
listen to his sort of Islam, I it will, it will conquer any heart. If you go to YouTube, and you you search for Idris up consolata Islam. I think that's one of the most fun tastic recitations he has ever rendered. Because you can have the same recital and the times it's a little bit different based on their voice based on based on the sound based on the machine based on the environment. You could have the same recital reading in a different way. So Kerala, isn't that a miracle? miracle of the Quran Subhan Allah amazing, so many different recite, are they reading the same Koran, but it sounds so different? It sounds like you know, this melody is amazing. If I were to imitate a few and ask
you who am I imitating? You would you know?
You would know? Can we try it? Let's try
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everyone's voted right right. Now to try someone else.
Alhamdulillah he'll be like me,
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Abdullah through the similar but slower.
You got it. Okay, what about this one? And hungering like
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he gonna be doing any kind of stream anyone heard that?
Anyone heard that before?
I see only the people in the first soft know who it was. Please can you put up your hand in the back? If you know that that recitation you recognize it put up your hands.
Alicia Mohammed, the Serbian he was an imam of Makkah in the Haram in Makkah for almost 50 years.
So Panama Amazing, right? What about handling?
No, come on.
an Imam in Makkah, still called Salah hidden, homie. You agree? What about Alhamdulillah? benign I mean, man, Mr. Maliki a woman in the Buddha
up Khalid, Mohammed Are you the point I'm raising is it's the same surah it's the same Quran. It's the same words, but each one is soothing in its own way impacting upon everyone in its own unique way. So Allah says alladhina amanu wautoma in Nobu, boom baluchari la and Avi karela.
It is indeed, the remembrance of Allah that will come the heart of a believer that's what comes the heart of a believer. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the calmness. I've only touched on three or four different aspects of these miracles in a very unique interactive way. The reason is, when we talk about miracles within the body and the basics we've haven't ever spoken about sometimes right? And we don't appreciate it. I was saying moments ago, there's nothing wrong in having a favorite recital
for the sake of Allah. If you came here for the sake of Allah to listen to someone who may move you who will inspire you, there's nothing wrong, even if it's only a specific person or a group of people or one or two of them. It's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us Apolo Kohli hava Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad