Channel: Muhammad West
Series: Muhammad West - Ramadhan 2018
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The villa shaytaan rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi trumaine beloved brothers in Islam sidama aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
How's everybody doing? Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Praise be to Allah subhanho wa Taala was brought us to yet another Ramadan well, hamdulillah Ramadan 2018 and in sha Allah, please take this moment to later this evening to have that sincere Nia that this will be the best Ramadan of my life.
Because while I it's only 30 days that potentially between you and the highest levels of gender, think about it like that between me and the agenda to fill those who Allah is these 30 days. And if I achieve if we achieve the maximum in this month of Ramadan, there is no limit to the rewards, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said upon you is a month filled with Baraka every second that goes by, it's a second of Baraka blessing for your life, for your music for your family, for your health, for your parents, for your dunya for your Acura that the doors have opened, meaning that any one who wants to achieve whatever you want, in general, it's the for you, as we sit in
Joomla, it's like the bank saying, the vault is open for 30 days, the next 30 days the bank is open, you can go in and take whatever you want, I was saying gender is open, you can take as much as you want, but you only have 30 days to do that. That's in this month, every single night at this at the time of iftaar time, Allah Subhana Allah is like a list of people who are distant to jahannam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala gives them a get out of jail free card. Now we need to make sure that if our scales are not in order that we need to be on this list, we only have 30 days for this amnesty. And we have to make the most of it. 30 days between us and the highest levels of gender. And who knows
Subhan Allah, this might be the final little bomb that we have. We don't know if we will see another one. And all you need is one. All you need is one proper Ramadan, and all your sins can be forgiven all your scale at three years. If you get later to other religions, the cherry on the top, when you have a lifetime, 83 years of good deeds on your scale of goodness. And we know Subhan Allah, whenever the beginning of the month of Ramadan comes, we reflect on those who are not here in the Jamaat, that we knew were with us last year, those who sat with us at the star table, those that were in the congregation with us, my father in law, may Allah grant him and all those of the seeds I
place in general.
Maybe it would be a good idea for us to visit the cemetery and ask ourselves what would those people do and give to trade places with us to have the ceremony? That's what we need to think about. So May this be the best Ramadan? Make that near sincere because even if we don't get there, this is one of those Ramadan tips. You make your Nia big, even if you don't achieve it, Allah rewards you according to that Nia so if you make a big Nia, you know, yeah, license CLE I hope this year I will achieve something I haven't achieved before. Even if we get 50% of the way it was going to give us that reward. So maybe that happened. I mean Alhamdulillah the post poly lecture series is about we know
that this month is the month of Quran, what makes the month holy is not fasting. It's actually the Quran, Allah says the month of Ramadan is the month not a fasting, not of someone says it is the month of Quran. So we try to link our discussions with the Quran. And therefore we will discuss in sha Allah The Tafseer of surah calf. And it's one of those chapters of the Quran, which we should recite regularly and hopefully, at the end of this month, and at the end of the Tafseer who inspire us to eat it regularly, even to memorize it. I mean, that's our objective. So let me tell you a little bit about the virtues of the Surah Surah you find in the very smack Sins of the Quran, it's
in the middle of the Quran, it overlaps Jews number 15 and use number 16 you're going to find it open the middle of the Quran, you'll find it the in fact the middle word of the whole Quran. If you were to be the middle word of the Quran is while there a lot of a lot of and you find that in the first half is actually like a bit Bolden while the other laptop is the middle center word of Oprah actually means and be gentle, be discreet, be soft, while they're full of grace. It's amazing also that the Quran begins with Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen and the surah which is the middle also begins with Alhamdulillah Allah De Anza Allah Allah Abdel Kitab this chapter, chapter number 18,
middle of the Quran, the prophet peace be upon him says inserted in the Hadith, that suitable gas and Subramaniam and sutopo ha, one of the earliest chapters to be revealed of the Quran a very, very early chapters to be revealed with the Quran. Surah calf is one of them. And it's one of the few sutras that the Prophet had given many, many virtues of it specifically, so of the virtues of the surah. We find the story of one of Sahaba even as he was reciting pseudo calf late at night, and he's who started to freak out. And when he looked up, he saw like little chandeliers of lights floating around and he you know,
Go skate and he asked the professor on what was that? So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that that is Sakina tranquility and that the surah has with it within itself that if you recited with that kind of sincerity, actually this label of Sakina will be seen and will understand the the link between the surah Sakina tranquility and the thing that is opposes fitna the surah is a defense against fitna tribulation we'll get to that in sha Allah, the prophet peace be upon him mentioned that the surah and one had if it sees it is when you recite it on Friday night mean Thursday night and Friday the day when it is a light for you that will shine from you up until MCE. The other
narration it says it's a light that shines from you into the next week from one week to the next or last scenes, you will be covered and guided by a light and if you recited as well it's a light that will stand a beacon on the day of karma, it will be those who decided regularly on Fridays, they will be resurrected, covered in this light because of Sudoku gaff. The Prophet peace upon him also said sewer to calf is one of those cafaro that if you decided to weekly between one, one Juma and the next tomorrow, it wipes away your minor sins. So you'd think that you look at that you say that you speak out of turn, you don't make we don't make you stay foreign Allah for those things who are
two car washes them away. And we know that Subhan Allah, the Prophet peace upon him tells us the biggest fitness tribulation is the fitness of the jungle. That's the biggest tribulation ever, that mankind will experience. And he says, If I am alive when he comes, then I will take care of him for you. But of course, the prophet has passed away before the gel came. So the Prophet says when that gel comes and I'm not the vein, the best you can do is recite the first 10 verses of surah Kahf as a means of prediction. And that leads us into the theme of the surah. The surah
is a very, you know, it's a very unique surah. When we go through it, it's quite intense, and inshallah we'll try to make it easy. It's structured into little pieces, eight pieces, eight stories, or eight sections that don't seem to link up. But when you look at it as a whole like a puzzle, you will see this entire suit as one theme, and that is defense against fitna in times of difficulty in times of confusion like the times we live in Syria Palestine, all these difficulties but Allah God ease and, and security for this oma in times of hardship, leading to the greatest fitna, which is the gel that this is a roadmap of how to protect yourself, how to defend yourself
and your family. So the surah has, as we said, four stories, the story of the people of the cave, and that's why it's called circle. gaff means the chapter of the cave because it speaks about a group of people who took refuge in a cave, we'll talk about them in sha Allah. Then there's another story, the story of the two men and the garden, the story of the gardens. Then we have a third story, the story of Musa and Heather, which like tastes of knowledge, a trial of knowledge. And the last story is the story of john Cornyn and the Juju Juju is about power. And in between these stories, you have what we call hooked up sermons, an introduction, a conclusion and a middle path
which gives us guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So inshallah through this month, we will go live by but through this very deep and detailed surah we'll discuss these four stories and the four foot bus and a roadmap to guidance from Allah subhanaw taala protect us and grant us still feek grant us to have the light in the nude of the surah in our hearts, they become part of our daily routine, our daily rituals. May Allah grant us the delphian understanding inshallah we continue tomorrow is ocular hi Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Oh, the quiz we still we still up with the quiz. Okay, I forgot about that. I was saying that. Tonight. Everyone just stole rusty, you
know, you know, we all but the rusty this evening. So there's a quiz as soon as the quiz is going around. So we said Sudoku graph has four stories, four stories in which and then we asked what is the second story in social graph? The first one is the people of the cave, is the story of the image, the story of Musa and the story of the garden and the man that's wealthy. Which of those is the second one, which is the second story. Right, which is the second story of the sewer. So just put on the card A B, C or D and we'll continue with our prize giving throughout the week in sha Allah. Allah fate a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.