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The Qur’aan Bearing Witness
Channel: Mufti Menk
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi
firstly we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions. We asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless them to bless all those who have struggled through the generations in order to bring the deen to us the way we have it today. We ask Allah to bless them to bless every one of us, to make us from those who can preserve the deen and to pass the baton on to the next generations and to those who are around us. Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us rightly guided
my brothers and sisters perhaps who may hear this later.
I wish to share with you some very interesting Hadith
it is connected to the most powerful speech that is in existence.
That is the Quran.
The Quran is the most powerful word in existence. The reason is, it's the word of Allah. It is not your speech of mind. It is not even the speech of the messenger salallahu alayhi wasallam but it is the speech of probability that you will general Allah subhanho wa Taala this for us is so powerful, that even if you don't understand it, and if you repeat its words, it has in it such power because it is the word of Allah that it is a cure for your diseases and sicknesses, the sicknesses of the heart, the spiritual sicknesses, the social ills, those ills that might be physical as well, your sicknesses of every nature, because it is the word spoken by Allah subhanho wa Taala
and this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us about the Quran. He has told us a lot about the Quran, but one narration is very interesting. And it's very powerful. It is known as Java metal kelim. That means short words with a very, very vast meaning. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the sentence that sentence had in it meaning that could fill a whole book that is known as Joanne kaelin, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had the power of eloquence. He could speak in a way that even those who were linguists were mesmerized. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us alpo an offer Jeju laka laka. Done, beautiful Hadith, this Koran will
either be for you as a witness or against you as a witness full stop.
So what is the meaning of it, I told you we can fill a whole book of the meaning. In a nutshell, your obligation and mine unto the word of Allah starting with understanding what exactly it is and what my duty towards it is. And going on to fulfilling it to practicing it to being able to put it within your life to be able to let it lead you to the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and passing the baton on to others. All of this is part of my duty towards the Koran. And that will either come on the Day of Judgment for me or against me the plan will bear witness for you or against you.
If you didn't read the Quran, it bears witness against you. You are a stranger who are you? You never ever read me. And if you read it, it will come and say Oh Allah, this man read me. Someone can read the Quran beautifully. Some can read fast, some can read slow, some are stuck when they read. Allah says if you are a professional in reading the Quran, and you are so good at reciting the Quran, what will happen you will have a good reward you will be with those who are high because you made an effort to learn it and to be able to read it in the most melodious way. But if you struggle while you are reading the Quran, if you suffer while you are reading the Quran, if you are taking
too long and it's time consuming, but you still make an effort to read it. The Hadith says you have a double reward, double reward. Why? Because you are putting in a bigger effort than the guy who's cruising along. A man moving in a small vehicle or a rickshaw that is actually going from point A to point B deserves the medal when he has gone 500 kilometres rather than the guy sitting in the Mercedes and cruising. He will get there he has gotten there but the one who really deserves the medal is the one who was on the bicycle.
Same applies with us you make a bigger effort, bigger energy you deserve
Have a medal, you did something that was impossible or difficult. So this is why do not despair. Keep your relation with the Quran such that you make an effort to open it every day, at least one verse. If you haven't done that you are insulting yourself, you are insulting your relationship with Allah. To start the day with or an insula is such a beautiful, beautiful feeling. A lot of guarantees you that if you start your day in my obedience, I will make sure it ends in a beautiful way. So Panama so my beloved brothers, my sisters, this is the primary duty towards the poem. We must make sure we read it we cite it we must make sure we understand the power of Allah says the
Quran has Shiva, Shiva, I told you cure the cure is in the verses in the practicing of it in the understanding of it, and let me know
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Those who believe they find comfort in the remembrance of Allah primarily starting with the Quran. For indeed it is only and solely in the remembrance of Allah that the heart is calm. You want the calmness of your heart, you want contentment, you want peace in your life. If you don't have the forearm and the liquid, which is the remembrance of Allah which starts with the Quran, you are not going to get the calmness no matter where you search. No matter where you look, it's not coming, it's not going to come. Why because you are looking in the wrong place. You went to the petrol station to buy milk, that's what happened. You're not going to get milk, you will burn yourself, you
will get something that's going to poison you. So we need the communists we have been told where the calmness is, but we are not interested in looking for it where it is, we look for it in everything else. People look for it in the latest, the gadgets, the technology, the materialism, that is a byproduct, but the soul and the origin is actually the word of Allah, it will come you He made you He knows you need it. This is why those who have replaced the Quran with music have actually done a disservice to their hearts and minds and souls. Because the Quran is so beautiful that every one has a different style of recite recitation, every recital is different, you hear the recitals of the
world, you can draw a list, each one has a different recital. The reason is, you will have a different recital that Sue's you and the man right next to you will have a different recital that suits him. But there are two different types of reading 34567 the melodies are
actually countless Subhanallah listen to all the different resizes you will immediately pick up this is this shape. This is that half of this is this body, you know, and there is one or two that your favorite sometimes it changes they will your favorite, then you heard someone else will became your favorite because your emotions are in need of a melody in order to come if that is now a different melody than it was two years back. That's the kindness of my heart. Allah gave it to you. But my brothers, my sisters, that is not your only duty to the Quran, you have another duty,
there is another duty, the first duty is to recite it whether you understand it or not, to be able to listen to it to be able to respect it to be able to adopt it to be able to actually let it give you the calmness it will happen when the Arabic is read because the Arabic is the word of Allah. He spoke it he said it it was recorded jabril alayhi salam came down with it. NASA
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ob the most trusted was sent down with this book straight into your heart, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in clear cut Arabic so that you can warn with this for the people warn them about what was to come. It is so beautiful. You know when you read the prophecies of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam voila, he you will find that everything is coming through one by one. You can take it you can actually take it
and be so sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is the Koran. It came down yes the Arabic is the width of a bar you will get 10 rewards for every letter you read 10 rewards minimum for every letter. When you say that he can kita Buddha fee he who
you must lose count of how much are you
More you are getting for having read that because that is the mercy of Allah. It's possible for someone to count while he is reading. impossible because Allah wants to show you, I will give you more than you can dream of more than you can calculate yourself. When you say Alif Lam mean it's not one word it is three different letters, you get the 30 rewards amendment, but my brothers and sisters I was talking about the other duty on regarding the Quran, you have to make an effort to try to understand the word of Allah. That is also a duty, you will have the Tafseer lesson in the machine once a week, maybe twice a week, maybe more, maybe less, make an effort to attend.
It is the word of Allah. It is a very, very important when you want to know why you were created. Allah says we sent you a messenger with a message, what is that message, it is the quote.
And that if you understand it correctly, it is going to lead you to the sooner of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
law, whatever the messenger has given you instructed you take it as an instruction, whatever he has prohibited and stop, consider it prohibited and fear Allah.
That means you have to follow the law suit, his son, his daddy, whatever his lifestyle is, that is part and parcel of what the Quran has asked you to follow. So today, there are some people who say we only believe in the Quran. As for the Hadith, we discount it as for the sooner we discount it, that is a dangerous statement. Because if you truly follow the Quran, it will automatically lead you to the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu automatically. So if you are not following the Hadith, and the sooner and the the path of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, it means you haven't even understood the poem.
You haven't even understood the Quran. So, in essence, you need to make an effort to learn the Quran, the meaning of the Quran, it is also very, very important. If someone were to ask you that, what is more important to read the Arabic or to read the English or the language I understand the answer is they are both important, but have primary value, the recitation in Arabic is greater in spirituality and reward, why I was speaking to a group of friends and I said, It is similar to eating if I asked you what is more important,
the food or the water,
the food or the liquid, the core food or the link, you have to say both are important, but the food is the muscle it is the origin, it is what you need, the water will only push it down it will help you to digest it, it will it is the water. So the relationship between this and that is quite similar with the original food is actually the arm itself in the Arabic because it is the word of Allah, there is no substitute for it. The meaning is the attempt of mankind to explain to you what they have understood from the word of Allah. That's the meaning they could be right. They could also be differences of opinion regarding translation and regarding different types of understandings. But
the word of Allah, there's no difference because there is one word of Allah, Allah. So this is why these are two duties that we have. When we fulfill this duty. When we take our time to recite the poem. I have a problem. Personally, you can call it a problem and you can even call it a positive point. It's okay. I find it impossible to read the Quran very fast, because it's an insult. I can't, I cannot do it. I had a problem years ago with people who said this man reads too slow but I'd rather arrive on the day of the AMA. And may Allah accept it from all of us and be able to recite in a way that people can understand Allah subhanho wa Taala is happy with the way you read his word.
then zoom through it just because I want to please the public.
Because there is another Hadith the Prophet Allah says the person who has memorized the Quran on the Day of Judgment, even if you've memorized the portion inshallah you will be included in this. Allah will call you and tell you a karate, karate, Kamakura Torah, tortelloni dunya vaynerman Zilla, kinda acaba read and ascend and keep on going up as long as you are reading for indeed your status and your level and your final abode will be where you stop where you are getting stuck. So the Hadith uses a term that is very serious. It says, read the way you use to read in the dunya.
That's all we forget that
But, so some people they read so fast with so much lack of trying to please allow the recitation that when they arrive on the death gamma, what are they going to do? They will read in an embarrassing way because that was the only way they did in the dunya. So therefore Allah says, Well I do coup
de la, the instruction that Allah gave his most Beloved Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and by extension, it is to all of us. Allah says, recite the Quran, melodious, recited melodious, if you are to zoom through the word of Allah, it will insult you.
Like I said, the Quran is the best witness for you or against you.
sometimes there are people who read the Quran while it is cursing them, because they are insulting and Allah doesn't need you or me, we need Allah, I must back back up my ideas, my system my way, and I must come closer to Allah through this forum. So the biggest gift that we have is the fact that we are the oma of the poor and do not underestimate it. I call on you, my brothers, my sisters, to replace the CDs you have of music with the one replace it. It's not needed. But the Quran the word of Allah, it will have Shiva in it. When you are listening to go on the disk or on the radio or anywhere else. Don't just listen, try and read with the recitation you will get a double, triple,
quadruple reward. Many of us listen to beautiful recycle, move your mouth with it, say something with it. You know, some of our children may Allah protect us. In some instances, they memorize the songs of those who are singing songs across the globe. they memorize them, but they haven't memorized the words of one surah of the Quran. It's a fact. So don't you think we can change that inshallah we can? By the will of Allah. We need to strengthen ourselves, my brothers and sisters. We are the amount of the Koran we will meet on the day of the AMA with the Nabeel Abrahamic. We will meet with the Nabeel
sallallahu alayhi. wa sallam, we expect his intercession on the day of the AMA, the only time we will get it is if we tried if we tried to follow Him, if we try to give respect to what Allah has given it to so we would like the Quran to bear witness for us and not against us. We would like to bear witness, we would like it to bear witness for us and not against us. And the last point I remember just now, if you allow me, I know I've taken more than the time I thought I would take but it's okay.
In our houses and our homes, sometimes we have verses of the Quran that are hung up as decoration.
you enter the house you see the verse of the Quran in big decoration. You exiting the house you see this ayatul kursi big decoration. You entered on the right side you see the three wounds on big decoration.
May Allah protect us You must be surprised why? What's so big? What's wrong with it? The Allah revealed as a decoration.
This Allah revealed the Quran as an adornment did Allah send down the Quran to be able to say it looks nice? Did Allah sing the Quran for you to be able to put it on your wall in order to fill the gap that is on the wall and you walk past and people say very lovely, where did you get it? Where did I get what? Why are you insulting the Quran?
Allah says kita boo,
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a book that is blessing that we have revealed to you in order that you pawn the deeply over its verses. That's why we revealed it to you We revealed it to you so that its verses can be pounded deeply over so your life can change. When our maravilha power the Allahu anhu then a few verses his life changed. We listened to 123 seconds. Nothing changed in our life, because for us, it's a decoration. It's a beautiful sound.
Where is the brain gone?
So now what should we do because I have it in my house. What can I do? Very simple remedy. When you enter the house and you see the beautiful ayatul kursi. Stop for one moment and read it
When you see the three columns on the right wall, stop for a moment and read it. Understand it. So, you know, I read this, I read this every other day, when we pass we read. It's a reminder. So it's up there as a reminder to you to read no problem. But if it's up there solely as decoration, while law he we have a problem.
Take it out, replace it with something else. If you're not going to read, and no one is going to read, and it's just there solely as decoration. Think about what I'm telling you think about it.
It will bear witness against you that same plaque will come and say I was hung on the wall no one ever bothered reading me. No one did
at the time of Rasulullah Salam they didn't have books like we have today. They had plots. They had little parchments they used to write on small pieces of wood and skin. And you know what they used to read all of that. We don't value this. So what I am saying is you have hung it fair enough, but we did once in a while read it once a week you read it. Someone read it encouraged people say you see that cool, they say it's very beautiful. So yes, try and read it a little bit. You did your duty. Do you know that they hand the 99 Names of Allah Okay, that is not part of the Quran. But why did you hang it? Have you ever read two of the names three of them. If every time you enter your
house, you read two names, three names, we're lucky by the by the time the month ends, you already is so close so much to Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah make it easy for us as you can see, I can go on and on and on and on. But inshallah we will call it a day by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm really, really happy to be here in this beautiful city of Bangalore in India. very impromptu very private visit, but the machine is the machine is the house of Allah we have to come. And I was asked to say a few words to share with the brothers and sisters, perhaps who may hear this. So we have done so many likes from me, from all of us, and May these words be life changing?
May these words be life changing? Because if we take the naseeha seriously, it will change our lives. Not because I said it. It's nothing to do with me. It is to do with the power of the message that Allah has sent us. I would not be seated on this chair. If I didn't tell you Carl Allahu Allah rasuluh savasana if I didn't have a message from a lion is that assuming I would not be seated here. But because the message is related to Allah and His assume. So you have sat down and heard me some of you might have important things to do right now Allah give you Baraka May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us all is Subhana Allah He will be handy. subhanak Aloha, morbihan, deca, Nashville La
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