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break last week. And the week before we are done episode 15. So today's episode 16 And part two of the miracles of the Quran will take us a number of weeks to go through all the miracles of the grant. Are there any questions before we start? This evening's lecture? Does anybody have a question or comment and would like to share something?
Now, so, last week, just did a quick recap, just unhide last week slides quickly.
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The the Quran, as we said is the greatest miracle that was given to the Prophet SAW Salem, peace be upon him. And it's important for us as Muslims, if we were to explain to a non Muslim,
and they asked us what evidence do you have that this book is miraculous that this book is something special? It is divine? Are we in a position to answer that question? I know we say this as a slogan, whatever, it's the greatest medical, it's the greatest money, what are we comfortable and actually defending that? That statement, and it's the onus is on us to prove the Quran is miraculous, now not only to prove to those external, but to prove to ourselves and to our kids. And the implications of this is very, you know, maybe maybe this is important for me to to have began with us. We you know, we live in a in a time where
you know, is being questioned a time when different thoughts and ideas are coming up. And you know, what religions are seen as backwards. religious scriptures are seen as outdated, there are calls for changes to certain religious scriptures, the Quran included, we're going through a crisis at the moment where people will look at the Quran and say, Well, you know, the laws in this book are outdated. And you know, it needs to be modernized or updated. And if you, as a Muslim, say, Look, this is the revelation from the Lord of the universe. It is the revelation from the one who knows the deepest, you know, insights of an atom to the depths of the ocean to deep into space, he knows
everything past, present, and future. And he has, you know, decreed the verses in this in this book, once you genuinely believe that this book is divine, that this book is is
from the creator of the worlds, then you should have no
you know, feeling in your heart in terms of its laws, in terms of submitting completely. And so that is why it's important that you should, you know, believe full heartedly that this is a revelation from the Lord of the of the aalameen. And many of us are born into believing it is from Allah, but do we really, really believe that and put our full submission into the laws of the Quran and that is what we hope to achieve inshallah from on this lecture, we spoke about the Quran is 114 chapters or Surahs, we see that every verse is called an IRA an ayah is a miracle and we want to prove the miraculous nature of the Quran we began and it is compare the Quran as a book of literature compared
to other books within the Arabic language firstly, and then compare it to other books throughout the world. Surely, if the inverted commas the author of the Quran, by the way, is not authored. We don't believe the Quran is authored. It is the spoken word of Allah is not a creation of Allah. As Muslims we say the Quran has not been created by Allah, it is Allah speech. So obviously if this is the speech of the Lord of the universe, as a book
In terms of literature, it needs to stand up as being something very, very special. And so of the things that makes the Quran special, that it is unparalleled, it doesn't have a, he doesn't have any book that can resemble it of the first things is to say that this is the first and the oldest book in the Arabic language. Just by that point, I understand that the Quran is the most significant book in the entire Arabic language. But every single book that came afterwards in the Arabic language is influenced, you know, by extension through the Quran. And so the Quran is without a doubt, the most influential book in the Arabic language, so whatever the author is, at the moment, we will obviously
say, if we look at it without our Islamic mindset, that whoever authored the Quran, you know, is the most profound author, the most influential author in the Arabic language within say, the Quran is beautifully crafted in the Quran is if you go through its verses, it is moving, it is very unique in its style. And really, if you to understand the Quran, from a literature, a work of literature, you really need to have an understanding of the Arabic language to to get the full appreciation of the Quran. So we gave examples last week gave an example of the suit of Surah noon, the verse of light to Allah wants to draw a parallel, you know, it's a deeply symbolic verse where Allah explains this
analogy of a of a lamp that is made of glass it is in a wall, and you know, it has oil in it, that is, it's very pure, this oil, the glass is very clear. And if you were to look at it, so for those of us now that we know that we were in darkness in loadshedding, if you were to almost have this lamp in the in the corner of the house, even though it hasn't been looked by fire, it already gives off a type of radiance, it already gives off some kind of light in the darkness, but that light in itself is not able to, to you know, illuminate the room, only once you you know light, the oil does the entire room lit brighten up does that lamp cost away all the darkness. And so Allah gives the
analogy, that his light meaning the guidance of every creature is Allah and that the creatures that Allah has created, they are an in particular man, we are created on this beautiful Phaedra Allah has created us pure Allah has created us with the inclination to do good. And on our own without the light of guidance, you know, mankind his default set of fitrah is pure is pure. But when that light of Eman enters the heart of a person, then everything of good of beauty emanates from Him, you will see that he will be a wonderful husband, you will be she will be a wonderful wife, she will be the best mother the best father, in the way you do your business, you can almost see in the the
character of a person that has Iman in their heart, how it transforms them in everything, that the darkness of the world, the stasis, the what is all disappear. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us that through his guidance and through connecting to him, everything in this world becomes easy. Everything in this world of of difficulty is caused out through his guidance. And so Allah subhanaw taala reminds us that ultimately it is through our connection with him, that you will find success in this life when Allah contrasts a person who does not have the light, someone who is without the guidance of Allah. So Allah first spoke about the person who does have guidance. Now he says the
likeness of somebody that is without Iman Kazuma tin Fieberbrunn Eugene, you have Shehu mo Jun menfolk emoji mean FOCA. He sahab hula Martin Bagua folk about either Raja Yoga who lamea Katya, Raha or Mala Mia JAL Mala Mia J la Hula, hula Amala, who may know Allah says, the person who is not furnished with the light of Allah again, by the light of Allah, it means the guidance of Allah who does not have hidayah Allah says such a person who has no, you know, connection to his Lord is like the It's like someone covered up in layers and blankets of darkness, like someone who's deep out in the sea, in the middle of the sea, he's lost, he has no way to go. And in that sea, it is covered,
there are waves that are like the size of mountains crashing over his boat. So the waves are, you know, enveloping from all the water, the storm is over him. And on top of him there is a wave upon wave and over the waves are clouds dark from the clouds, and is in the middle of the night. And so it is the darkness of the night, the darkness of the storm, the darkness of the waves. Allah says he's in such darkness layer piled upon layers, that when he puts his hand out, he can't even see it. You can't even see what's right in front of him. And again, you take the analogy of not being a
able to see what is right and wrong in this whole life not being able to understand what to do what is your next step will How should I move forward in my career in my relationships, overseas a person without the light of Allah, He is completely in darkness, as if though he is completely blind. And then Allah says, and the one who is not furnished with the light of Allah, he has no light, if you do not have your connection with Allah, you don't have anything. And so Allah contrast, these two parables, a PERT and look at the parable really is the human being a person can either be that lamp that is touched with the guidance of Allah, and he is a source of light. For others, he is a source
of goodness, wherever he goes, Oh, he is the person who is completely devoid of Allah's light. And so he is wrapped up in complete darkness, that he can't even see the hand his own hand, you can't even see himself, he can't even see the next step forward. And he's completely lost in the middle of the ocean, in the depths of the night with storm and waves upon him. And so Allah gives the contrast, the difference between these two people is the one has the guidance of Allah. And the other one is without Allah subhanaw taala. And I think anyone who goes through this life, when is faced with the challenges of life, the thing that pulls you through the storms of life is really
your connection with Allah subhanaw taala that is your compass that keeps you grounded, that keeps you safe, but it shows you the way forward. So the beauty of this is again, we say You know, it's just from a linguistic point of view, how beautiful the Quran crafts certain is. And it's just one example of many, many parables the whole Quran is full of these kinds of examples that Allah gives for us to understand and to and to reflect on.
The way in which Allah uses specific words and we're going to give a few examples of how words are used very strategically in the Quran. And it would make one understand that look, whoever however the Quran was, was was was put together, there was deep knowledge and wisdom and understanding of language and human psychology in the way Allah subhanaw taala crop revealed the Quran. So in a very, very famous verse, Allah talks about encircle, Inshallah, Allah says in the manual, so you saw in the map so you saw. So Allah speaks about life and how you know, you know, that life has its hardships. When Allah says, Verily with hardships, the easy is for inadequacy with hardship comes
ease, and then he repeats it in Amal visually, indeed, with hardship, the ease and simplicity petition, there's so much to be said at why Allah
in the way this verse is structured, the first thing is Allah, you know, repeats the idea. The statement that with hardship is is is to affirm that no matter how difficult life is going, it's I think of anyone who's gone through calamity Think of yourself when you've been through a difficult time, Allah is telling you this is not your email machine versus Allah, the Lord of universe saying that with this hardship, there will be Ease In fact, it doesn't say there will be ease afterwards, it is with this hardship, Allah has given a level of ease he has made easy for you either the way to get out of this hardship, who has given you some other kind of blessing that you cannot see, he has
made every with every hardship that is put upon a person, the ease of it is also being seen by Allah also if you know your Arabic language, you'd see that the author also means hardship it is with L meaning the is so in reality if you to read it is very with the hardship is ease with an indeed with the hardship comes ease. And when any anything has.
l it becomes the definitive it is defined, it is limited to Allah is almost saying that with some limited hardship, there is abundance of ease that with every hardship that is on a person, there is countless ease and blessings that you cannot see. And so Allah repeats this deliberately to give you that sense of and really when one is in a hardship to read this verse and Allah say, the ease that you are looking for is already with you in this difficult time. Yes, it is difficult, there's no doubt but the ease that you are thinking that you need is with you already. And of course the access to it is through Allah subhanho wa Taala another beautiful example of how the Quran uses words. And
again from if you were to read the English, many of these kids, you don't get to see the true benefits of it. Allah says in the Quran, in Surah, Allah has app merge Allah Allahu li Raju Lim mean called by any fijo v. So Allah is talking about how a person, your heart can only be attached to one thing. You know, our hearts, which is the center of what makes us it's our center, it's our spiritual center. It can only have almost one master, it can have only one Lord, he's only attached to one thing. And so the verse basically says, Allah has not placed in any human being to
heart's in his chest. So you can't have two loads and you can't worship two gods, you are only in servitude to one master. So the idea the actual meaning of the is no person has two hearts in his chest. But because just for the Quran to be perfectly structured, both from a literal perspective and also from a scientific perspective, over changes the word person to man. Why? So we understand if some if Allah says, We is no man that has two hearts in his chest, meaning we all understand it implies men and women, but the word man is used, specifically, because it is possible for a lady to have two hearts within her body. And that is, of course the case when she's pregnant. So many of
them First sit in said that usually this idea would have been magical Allah Lee, insane or the butcher for a person to have two hearts inside of the body. That would be the normal usage of the word. But yeah, there's a deliberate change in the word, because to be factually correct, that it's only a man that can never have two hearts within himself, a lady when she's pregnant, technically, scientifically, she does have two hearts within her body. And so this again, shows you these subtle changes, you might not even pick it up until someone points it out to you, but it's for the Quran to be meticulously correct in its in its usage. Another example of of the structure of ayat and how the
Quran has been put together, the longest chapter of the Quran is the second chapter surah baqarah. And it was revealed over a period of 10 years, so Surah Baqarah has bits and pieces were revealed at different times, sometimes the beginning of a surah is revealed. And then the end of the surah is revealed and then a middle and at the end Allah subhanaw taala you know, when the Quran was complete, he
you know, perfected it's, it's, it's, it's the completion each year, then Jesus Allah would revise those chapters, so he would know that the order was in place. Now Surah Baqarah has 286 verses. Okay, so Surah Baqarah, the longest chapter 10 years it was revealed. So these 286 verses came down in bits and pieces, maybe verse number 10, came down in the beginning, then verse number 35, then verse number 72, and so on and so forth. When the surah baqarah is completely revealed, the 286 verses, if you go to verse number 143, so 143 is exactly half of 286, Allah subhanaw taala says, which are unwelcome Mutton Masala and thus we have made you a middle community. So in the middle of
the longest chapter, the word middle center balanced, that verse speaks about being completely in the center and clip in completely in the middle. Now one can say, well, that's a lucky guess. So we're lucky coincidence. And when you go through the Quran, you realize that these strategic words are being the words are being placed in very strategic places in the Quran, that you don't even pick it up when you're reading it. Only when you analyze the Quran, you realize, hey, there's a pattern in here, there is some kind of code, there's some kind of deeper structure to the Quran that we're not even noticing. And so it tells you that whoever you know, if you were to take a step back, if
you believe the Quran was written by a human, the only way this could have been possible, if someone had to have written the entire Surah Baqarah out, or 286 verses, and then dropped a piece, piece by piece over those 10 years, the entire chapter should have been completed before it began. Its revelation, and many, many parts of the chapter in factual Bukhara as the most examples of ways Aluna they ask you about something so someone would have come to the Prophet peace be upon him. Where's Luna cannula? Hila, they ask you, oh, the Sahaba, the Companions, the disciples, they asked the Prophet Salam, tell us about the healer, the moon, the crescent, and then Allah, they
immediately when they ask the question of versus reveal, say that the the Christians are a means by which we keep time, whereas they ask you about the menstruation of a lady say to them that you should avoid intercourse during this time, they asked you pertaining to charity pertaining to this and immediately there's a response. So these verses could not have been compiled, you know, from a human perspective, before the time because many of the verses comes as a response to certain incidences over those teen years, they come into certain contexts. And that again, tells you you know, this is very interesting, how was this actually put together? How was it compiled over these
10 years and then you have in the middle of the surah this if that says the suit that the Quran that that you are a middle balanced nation.
Another example of perfect usage usage of words.
There are many words that have multiple meanings, you know, you have you could use one word, you could use multiple words for the same thing. So for example,
I have the word Imran, which means a woman a female. You have Nisa, which means a lady, you have Zoe, which means I, a mate or partner, Zoe in Ibiza. So each of those words, you know, if someone says, Where is your? Where is your woman? It's understood you mean your wife, you know, I, I spoke to the woman or whatever, him or the lady, okay? We, as you say Sway is your partner, your mate your spouse, it's still the same person. But those words have different implications. And so you'd find, we if when Allah uses these words, in English, the translation would be wife. So whenever the verse would say, the woman of Muhammad, you know, the English would say, the wife of Muhammad, and
Muhammad said to his wife, but then Allah use the word Imran. And other places Allah use the word zoo, which, in English, it would still say, the life of Muhammad, but zone which has a meaning of affection, it has a meaning of love. And so you'd find in the Quran, many, many places Allah talks about a husband and a wife. And amazingly we ever you have an incidence and incident way. They is some kind of animosity. There's some kind of disconnect between the husband and the wife. Allah use the word Ebro, meaning the lady of the woman of so Allah gives the exam method under the immorality of your own. Allah says the woman of your own Asya because asiyah and Farah when we're not on the
same, there was no love between them as he was a believer and Islam and Farrakhan was a horrible person. So Allah says, the woman of your own he doesn't say Allah didn't say the Zohar to the wife of Iran, the partner of Iran, okay. The same with nabina. Muhammad we looked the wives were were audible women. So Allah says, I give you the example of the women of mu and loot. He didn't say zilch. Now, it's amazing to see this in an example. In one example, Allah subhanaw taala uses
these words interchangeably in almost the same in the same verse. So
clearly understanding when a situation but let's let's give an example. So the first example of a says, we use the word interrupt, it is for a relationship where there is no love between them. And where there is love Allah says we're cool now. Yeah, Adam, we said to Adam musquin. Anton was a Jana our centenary, Adam, you and your zone and your wife, your partner, your companion, because between the VRM and how well there was, of course, deep love. And so we see way a marriage is happy. I'll use the term zone where marriage is not happy. The word Imran. And now in one person's example, Nabil Zakaria, Allah uses both and you will see the transition. So the basic idea was the prophet
that came, the father of never Yeah, he was alive. You know, he's the one that looked after Maria married and so in Abuja, Korea, he was married to his wife, and they, you know, they live together. They were devout people, but they did not have a child there was you know, Musa Korea's wife was barren and eaten a visa Korea like mini profits he longed like most people not only profits melograno All those who are struggling with you know, having kids may Allah bless them with with it with the child, Visa, Visa Korea, you know, he was deeply you know, making dua for a child for many many years. And so he makes us to up we're in the heck to Al Milani mean what he what cannot Imamura
RT Akira, so that means Allah Allah mentions the dua of nonobese Acharya, Allah says, and Sunnah visa Korea is making time to this late at night in the mosque, and is making dua and he says, Oh Allah, I fear the generations often I am the last prophet you saw he said, if I go, I have no one to take over the job of Prophet after me. And then he says, what we're in Marathi, Akira and my needs my wife but Allah use the word imra. Remember, imra means woman, and there is almost a connotation that there's something missing in this marriage. So he says my Imran my woman is barren. For Hubballi Mila nunca Walia and but in spite of this, Ya Allah I still make dua from you, in your
power to bless us with a child. First the Jebin Allahu Allah says so we answered his dua well Habana Allah Who Yeah, and we gave them a Yahia we gave him a child and his name is Yeah, John was Lana who's and we fixed we healed we cured his soldier. So Allah changed, the woman is the same visa Korea's wife is the same in the previous is she was and Imran now that she is, now that she's fixed now that she's cured. And these a child between them she went from being an era to so watch that a fiction so Allah, you know, captures that the the relationship also got abundant. So just in the English, you would find the word wife being used in both verses, but just through that subtle change
of the words, it implies so much more meaning it speaks to the psychology it speaks to the relationship there that the relationship was empty. There was something missing in the marriage before me
Yeah, but once somebody out here was born and she was pregnant, they became closer. They went from being man and woman to husband and wife. And so this is sort of the subtlety of the Quran again, the usage is amazing. Another example about the perfect usage, and many of us might not even pick this up. We know that there were two prophets that encountered a pharaoh or a king of Egypt. In fact, there are three prophets and Abraham as well. But in the Quran, Allah speaks about two melodies. One was never use of the use of force before to be Musa. We know that when his brothers threw him in the Well, eventually he he ended up in Egypt, and he worked for the king of Egypt as the Minister of
Finance. We have a prophet of course, he was very involved with the king of Egypt was Nabi Musa, and we all know the story of Abu Musa and Fidel and yet when you look at the story of Nabi use of, you know, the story that we're used to story is probably the longest story entire Surah Surah Yousuf, whenever Allah speaks about the king of Egypt, Allah uses the word King. Allah doesn't call him from Allah calls him the king of Egypt. The title throne is only used in the time of Nabi Musa, now Allah never calls and the king of Egypt did that and the king of Allah is the fifth round round in this round isn't a nine by the way, and it's a title. And so, you know, we never thought about this why
doesn't Allah call never use of skin round? Why doesn't Allah call Nabi Musa is king king of Egypt. And if you go historically, you will realize that the title around this actual title only became used by the in Egypt, much later in the history, or regionally, the kings of Egypt were called Kim, that was the title. But later on, if Iran actually means the, the Sacred House, or the it's a special title, this only came about in later history in the Egyptian history, and in a time of Nabi Musa. This was when he was referred to as as Pharaoh. Now, amazing how did Islam know that in a time of never use of there wasn't a pharaoh there was a king, but at the time of Nabi Musa, there was a
pharaoh and not the king. And if you look at for example, and it's not about comparing the Quran to the Bible, but if you look at the biblical and the Old Testament, you will find a mixture, a mixture of these terms, which are not consistent with history, yet Islamically the timeline as to when the title change to Pharaoh matches perfectly with the archaeological history that we have today. Subhanallah and again, these are sight subtle words. You don't realize this as you're going through the Quran, but every single word that you realize is placed in the Quran with a perfect meaning. On any questions, I spoke a lot now. Any any questions or comments from anybody?
Anybody wants to add some kind of comment.
Now, okay, so
the next sort of miraculous, again, we're just talking literature, we're just talking about the way the Quran is, is put together. And, you know, many, many I'm sure many of you have heard this example before. This is the ITIL policy, the most the holiest idea of the Quran. So the Quran of course every every verse of the Quran is holy is sacred. Some verses are more sacred than others.
Some chapters of the Quran are more sacred and others the most sacred chapter of course is Surah Fatiha the first chapter,
of course, it is it is part of of Salah, and you have to be you have to recite Surah Fatiha for it to be for your Salah to be accepted.
Also, the most sacred verse of the Quran is what is called the ayat of surah ikusi. And for those, we all we all should not idle currency by heart. There's many many generations about the blessings of ikusi for example, than abyssal Salam says,
whoever whoever recites AYATUL kursi this verse at the end of every Salah then
nothing stands between him and entering Jana except he's deaf. So ever perform Salah and you recite AYATUL kursi at the end of that Salah vein nothing prevents you from entering Jana except the yoke meaning your your your
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Hello, hi. So we were talking about it could see, and I could see, I mean, we can we can spend a whole month talking about AYATUL kursi just some of the virtues of this, this idea is that, as we said that, you know, it's a means of prediction when you recite ITIL courtesy at night before you go to sleep. There's a hadith that says you're protected from any harm and jinn and magic and those kinds of things were recited at the end of every salah, it's a means by which you will be guaranteed Jannah and so, you know, this idea is something which is part of your daily rituals. And also interestingly, when I say courtesy, what is the courtesy And subhanAllah for those of you who know
astronomy, you would know that the you know, there was these, these a brand new telescope that was launched and some amazing pictures have been released in, you know, Google those pictures, and you realize how vast and huge the universe is the number of stars and planets and galaxies. And so all of creation, all of Allah's creation, and we can only see a small portion of it is underneath the kursi of Allah. Now, while it's a courtesy, the courtesy isn't the Throne of Allah, it is the footstool of Allah. Now, side note, Allah doesn't need Chase, he doesn't sit on a chair. And he doesn't erase these feet on a courtesan, but just for us to understand, you know, like, if you you
know, in the old field, you know, once upon a time fairytales, you have a picture of a king, and the king doesn't put his feet on the floor, he puts his feet like on a pillow on a cushion on a little proof or something, that thing is a currency. So Allah subhanaw taala, he has a throne because the king doesn't sit on his throne. And underneath his throne is a small kind of thing. This thing is called a currency. So this isup is the idea of the footstool, not the eye of the throne, the throne is something much greater, much bigger, much more magnificent. Is the ashram Allah the Throne of Allah. So in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala he says, Allahu La ilaha illa who had hired Karim,
Allah, there is none worthy of worship, but him the EverLiving the one upon whom all Creation depends on you means everything depends on him. And he's independent, everything like that, who will say no to when I know that no sleep, no slumber. No, you know, no fatigue touches him, he never sleeps, and he's never tired. Lahoma is somehow what you are, To Him belongs everything that is in creation, everything in the heavens and everything in the earth belongs to him. He owns it. Mandala, the Yeshua in the lobby, who can make Shiva who can approach him who can intercede with him, except with his permission, none has the right to petition him except with his permission, your alarm
webinar, Id your mobile phone, he knows what is in the future. And he knows what is in the past, what is in front of them and behind him. What are you waiting to be shamed and Mihaela be Marcia, and none can possess anything of his knowledge, except what he was, was he I could see sanowara And this is why the word is this is called quotacy. Allah says, and he's footstool his curacy extends and expands over all of creation, the heavens and the earth, the summer what and the art is all underneath, he's good to see. So again, the symbolic imagery here is the place appointing Roland Mata Allah, Allah doesn't have feet or doesn't have, you know, you know, physical form that we
understand. But the symbolism here is the place upon which Allah would place his feet as a king, everything of creation is beneath that place, with everything in creation is underneath. He's cool to see. And he's cool to see extends over all of creation, what I owe to have the humor, and he says, And he does not feel any fatigue or tiredness, in looking after his creation, caring for the humans on sitting, everyone's do are taking care of every atom, every particle, every leaf, every drop, everything happens when this permission, Allah says nothing of administering the creation makes him tired in the least well, who will ally you love them, and He is the Most High, and He is
the Almighty. So this is a beautiful if it's just as we understand it, it reminds us of the magnificence of Allah, the power of Allah. But when you do a deeper analysis of this if and you're going to be talking from a literature perspective, even a non Muslim who doesn't an atheist who doesn't believe in this, if you look at the way this is structured, there is a pattern that comes out and amazing pattern that comes out of this idea. And I want you to
it will break this, this idea down in bits and pieces to see this pattern emerging. So this is basically nine sections you can break this idea down into nine sections. The first part of the IS is Allah, Allah, Allah Allah. Allah Nana has the right to be worshipped besides Him, the eternal, the the calheta Yun these are two names of Allah. And the last part of this is well who will Allah you are the HIM and He is the Most High and the most correct. So the first part of the verse
it refers to Allah and His names. So Allah is the One who is the EverLiving and the sustainer of all creation. That's two names of Allah and higher you are two names of Allah, the last part of the ayah and I you love him. Those are all
So two names of Allah, the Most High and the mighty, right, the greatest. So those are the first section number one and section number nine, they the subject matter is the same, it speaks about Allah and His names and attributes. Then you'd find section number two and section number eight, meaning the second loss the second part of the iron, and the second loss part of the if it says, lie a lot, it is a lot of leucaena to what I know, he does not either know, drowsiness or sleeps overtakes him. And he also says, While I do have the Ummah and he is not tired by the preservation, he does not get tired. So both those two sections number two and number eight talks about Allah not
not being tired in King for His creation.
Then the next section says, To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. So the heavens in the earth I mention and then I in number seven says was he equals us somehow it will auto and his kursi extends over the heavens and the earth. So clearly, you can see number three and number seven, both speak about the heavens and the earth. So number one, and number nine speak about Allah and His names. Number two, and number eight speaks about no drowsiness and no sleep overtakes him. Number three, and number seven speaks about the heavens and the earth. Number four, and number six, so you see we're getting closer and closer to the middle. Number four says, Who is
mandala the Yasha Endo, Ellerbee is me who can intercede with Allah who can petition him except with his permission. And then number six, Allah says wala
was and his knowledge lie to them in emila measure that none takes off his knowledge except whom He will. So the number four speaks about only those who have permission, Allah's permission can intercede with him. And number six is only those who are given permission can get from his knowledge, his knowledge is only given to those who He wills. And so both four and six speaks about Allah giving you permission. So one, and if we go quickly through the pattern, one and nine speaks about Allah and His names, to when eight speaks about being tired or sleep three, and seven speaks about the heavens and the earth, four and six weeks about getting the permission of Allah to get off
his knowledge or to petition him. And then in the middle of this ayah, Allah says, Yeah, and I'm gonna buy an ad him on my phone, he knows what is in front, and what is behind. And so again, in the center of this, if there is this concept of this is the middle, that everything in the beginning of this if, and everything at the end of all things in any is, is what Allah subhanaw taala. And so again, this is amazing kind of symmetry in the way the eye is structured. And if you look at the entire Surah, Baqarah, for example, and many, many chapters of the Quran, there is a symmetry in the way the chapters are structured, there's almost a mathematical symmetry that you'd have the exact
number of verses speaking about the subject matter is equal to the number of verses speaking about that subject matter. And this is very, very difficult. I mean, if if anyone wrote an essay, for it to be balanced in such a way, without having, you know, you know, without thinking about it before that it is not possible for you to compile something with this kind of symmetry or this code in it a pattern without it, having, you know, you know, having thought before it. And so, if we, you know, these were just very, very few examples about specific words and word placement and the patterns in the Quran. If we were to summarize quickly, what makes the Quran amazing, as we said, It is unique,
there are no, there were no books of poetry before it. There is no poet afterwards that has been able to in the last 1500 years, been able to replicate the Quran. There were many false prophets. Very interestingly, there were many, many people who claim to be prophets, and they produced types of Quran, but it completely fell on its face, it could not match the Quran, in its magnificence, it could not match the Quran is eloquence. There is no poet in the history of the Arabic language that could compete with the Quran. And we know at the time of the visa Salam poetry was something that was highly respected in the, in the, in the culture, you know, you'd have TV, Netflix, and so it was
really the poets that had a high position in society, they will compile poetry, and they will diversify things and they will tell stories. And when the Quran came out with clay on the Quran was revealed. Every one of these poets could not challenge the eloquence of the Quran.
We also understand that the as we said, the Quran is unique, no book resembles it, the different styles. So,
one another way of thinking about about the Quran is it as if though there are multiple it touches on multiple subject matters. It talks about science, it talks about literature, it talks about law, and the person that the author is like it's compiled by multiple authors, someone that has deep knowledge in multiple fields. Also, what's very, very amazing about the Quran is how the Quran style changes. The Quran has a very clear change in style before the Hadron after the era. So those of us who know
Note that the Quran, the Prophet peace upon him spent 13 years in Makkah
persecuted the the people around him were non Muslim. They were non believers. Then he performed the migration he made the Hijra to Medina and the community was Muslim. And so the audience changes. So the first 13 years the audience are non believers. And so the Quran, the style of this, the style of the Quran that were revealed in Makkah, they are shorter. They are for more. They are theological in nature. They speak about Allah, they speak about the Day of Judgment. They speak about parable, parables, it's based on history, there is not many lows, you won't find in the in the in the makansutra has many lows, and it's not very long, it's short and quick, and the rhyme is more
powerful so that it stays with you, then the Prophet makes the Hegira and automatically like Surah Baqarah is a Surah. That was in Medina, the chapters become very, very long. And they become they deal with laws. So many of them Medina Surahs deal with marriage, inheritance,
business, wills, it dull, it deals with many
questions that Muslims will have in a Muslim society. So it's amazing. Well, the point I'm not gonna make it try to make it is, it's amazing that the same author could change the style of his writing in inverted commas, the style of the Quran changes so dramatically when the situation changes. And so it's as if though, you know, you have a lawyer, writing the parts of the Quran that was in Medina, the fractions, for example, inheritance an amazing if you read the verses of inheritance, only a few verses, but they are so mathematically correct, the fractions and the formulas in the and it's completely different to the Savers, the verses that came in, in the modern era. And so this is
an amazing way in which the style of the Quran changes to adapt its its audience.
Like we see as if though it as if it comes from multiple authors, we know that the Quran was also revealed in an oral tradition. So this is very, very important. All these things that I've mentioned, for it to be delivered in an oral tradition is so much more, it's impossible, it's impossible for someone to have compiled to a Baqara. Verbally without writing it down. It's impossible for the pieces of the Quran, some, you know, think about an essay you wrote, you saw an essay, you know, when you were in grade, an eighth grade six, standard eight, whatever. And when you get to matric, you write
the end of the essay. And then 10 years later, you write the middle of the essay. And when you read it now, it completely it as if there was one story without it breaking at all. So for it to have been revealed like that, and it's one coherent, you know, message, it's impossible for it to have been given orally, it had to have been compiled before the time, and we know that the Prophet peace upon him could not write, he did not compile it. And so for it to be revealed, you know,
you know, vote, you know, in spontaneously through an oral tradition. I mean, think about it, if you were to write, if you had an exam, or even an email, someone says, you know, compiled an email, but you can't write it down and you can proofread it, you just need to give it verbally, and it needs to be written down. How would you actually give, give it over, it's really no person can do that, to write a book verbally, and it's only one version, there was never a mistake. So whenever you speak, you know, you deliver something orally, you're going to make a mistake, you have to write it down, proofread that essay, go back, chop and change it and you will have multiple edits or drafts. The
Quran had no drafts. The Quran had no versions, the Quran did not have a draft one draft to someone come and ask a question. And then dozens of verses would be revealed, as is and completely without error. Without a grammatical error. Without a inconsistency. The exact word that has been placed is perfect. Now we begin to understand how difficult how basically impossible it would be to have something similar to the Quran. It's flawless as we said, the Quran has never been revised 1400 years there has been no revision of it at the time the Prophet peace upon him. He never said Quran and say, Oh wait, that's a mistake. We should
we should reveal something different. The Quran is flawless in its in its immediate delivery, and no grammatical errors, no spelling errors. Of course, the Quran wasn't written down. It was oral, and all of this, that the Quran has not been changed even by a letter. This is another one of the most powerful evidences from the Quran that the Quran has not been changed 1400 years and this is something unique. There is no book on Earth. That if you compare the language now
Today to that language 1000 forms it is that it's still the same. Every single language evolves, some languages became extinct, like Latin, it was the language of the world and it became extinct. No one talks about it anymore. You know if you can pay Afrikaans today to have records 100 years, 200 years ago, you spoke to the unfunded epic. It won't be the exact frequency speaking now. And anyone who of us who studied Shakespeare, you know, Romeo and Juliet, de Thau, has, you know, it's, it's a different kind of English to the English we have now. So a language evolves and it changes and I give you an example. Yeah, this is a Bible, a passage from the Bible 1000 years ago. So this
is the same Bible 1000 years ago, if you read this, you won't understand a single word. So saw this, the Sahelian of them. I don't know, I can't even understand this is English. But this was English 1000 years ago. And as you go through history, you'll see the language becoming more and more understandable, you know, as you go through now, but 500 years ago, when Jesus was come down from the mountain, much people followed him, and lo, they came Elektra, and worshipped him. So these, you can see the language evolving. And as you get closer to our time, the language becomes understandable. So the Bible isn't that the Bible changed, it was that language changed. Now this
was 1000 years ago, the Quran is 1500 years old. And the language of the Quran is the same language of Arabic today. So Arabic is the only way I think about this. Arabic is the only language on Earth that has stopped evolving. The what we call the savour Arabic the authentic Arabic, not the Arabic that people speak on their own the slang Arabic, we're talking about the Arabic that you that you study in the university, the Arabic of the news, news reporter speaks, that Arabic has not changed from the time of the Prophet peace upon him. You know, by and large, do the words come in and out. But the language that the prophet spoke, the language of the companions is the same Arabic that we
speak today. Why this is the only language that hasn't evolved? The reason why is that the Quran, because of its mastery over Arabic, that the language itself always has to remain relevant to the Quran. No book on earth has caused an entire language to become crystallized. No book on Earth caused a language to become static, except the Quran. And this in itself is perhaps the most, for me, the most amazing a miracle of the Quran from literature perspective, because there are many great books in Arabic. I mean, great books in English, there are many great books in Latin, great books, in whatever language, many great poets, but no book overpowered the language except the
Quran, the Quran is the only book that actually overpower the language and cause the language of Arabic to be subservient to it. And then of course, so that's the there's no doubt that the Quran is the most profound book in Arabic language. And of course, the Arabic language then went on to influence many, many other languages. For example, these are a number of words assessment, Admiral, banana, Methodist, sugar sofa, all these let all these English words actually come from Arabic. So the Arabic language influenced the entire world. And the Quran, of course, influenced the Arabic language. And so without a doubt, if you were to say, I'm going to replicate the Quran, I'm going to
get an author that writes something that will impact the world like this. There has been no author that has done it, no one else has been able to produce a book that had such a profound impact on all of the languages of the world. And what's amazing. When you combine when you look at all these amazing facts of the Quran, what stands out is that the Prophet peace be upon him, could not read or write. He never authored it in anything in his life. In fact, he couldn't read in his life. So the man that is accused of, of authoring the Quran, we know he was Unlimited, he never studied a single book in his life. He never read anything in his life. He never authored eating his life. So now we
ask, is this not a miracle? Is this not a miracle? That someone without any background in language, produced a book, the first of its kind, unique in oral tradition, causing the Arabic language to become static, and then influencing all the languages of the world, and this person couldn't read or write, obviously, that now becomes something supernatural. Remember a definition of a miracle. It is supernatural, it is unreal, you can't replicate it, you can't reproduce it. And this is just the Quran from a literature point of view. Inshallah, next week, we'll talk a little bit more about the Quran in terms of its miraculous nature in terms of science. And we'll move on from the
bit of the heavy lecture this evening. I know and I open it understandable. It is the dawn of a sharp so just quickly enough, is there any questions before we conclude?
Did I go ahead? Thank you so much for your time and then inshallah next week we will continue with the scientific miracles of the Quran Bismillah all the best and have a wonderful week or so Allah say now Muhammad Ali SAP Islam Sunni, Wareham loaded with Alameen Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.