A Fresh Start

Nouman Ali Khan

Channel: Nouman Ali Khan

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Why do we start doubting our religion and why are our youth misguided? Why is it absolutely necessary to start afresh? Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explicitly delves into this topic to achieve immense clarity for all of us in these matters.

Points of interest include:

  • Accepting that Allah gives us guidance in the Qur’an. 
  • Acknowledge that Allah is going to heal us through the Qur’an.
  • The realization that Allah doesn’t want to punish us and judge us. 
  • It (the guidance) is mercy that enables us to see Allah’s love, how much He cares, how much Allah is involved in our personal life, by the means of His words.

Let’s gather the treasures in the Quran into our heart and be happy and overjoyed with it.

Episode Transcript

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In my observation, and I'm completely convinced of this, I think that the worst misconceptions about Islam are not held by non Muslims. As a matter of fact, it's by Muslims, we have a skewed view of what religion really is what this book really is, what Islam really is. And we carry a lot of those mis notions our entire life. And it shapes our view of our religion. And that unfortunately, this a skewed view, and a twisted version of what you might think that religion is what Islam is, can affect somebody so much, it might take them away from their Deen, it can just literally take them away. So here we are interested in introducing Islam to those that know nothing about Islam. And at

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the same time, in large numbers, even though people don't say I'm no longer Muslim anymore, they don't say no come out and say that, but in their head, they're in their in their hearts. They're distancing and furthering themselves from the light that Allah has revealed. And it's happening in our own families among friends, and we're not dealing with it. We're not addressing that problem. So I wanted to start by saying that this this problem didn't just come out of a vacuum, why does somebody start doubting their religion or start feeling a lack of, you know, commitment to their religion? Where did Where did that come from? It's unfortunately, because we, as an Obi, and I don't

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blame any one person or any one group or any one school of thought or anything like that we collectively, we've unfortunately, given a biased message of Islam, whether we realize it or not, through the pulpit, meaning the way we communicate the message of Islam, the way we teach the message of Islam, when a young child or a teenager came to the mustard and sat and listened to a haka, or listened to whatever lecture or whatever else, overwhelmingly, there were some messages that were there, unfortunately, for a long time, that should have been balanced. But they've been imbalanced. And I want to start with those impressions that a young person gets. And these are not

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something I collected, I came up with myself, this is based on a lot of conversations with a lot of young people from very many different parts of the world. And this is not just Muslim youth living in the West, this is young people I've met in Malaysia, or in the Gulf states, or people that I've met in Europe, or people that I've met in Australia, or, or here in the United States. So it's a mix of, you know, places in the Muslim world, and also Muslims living here. And actually, surprisingly, the impressions aren't very different between the two. The misconceptions that are on my head about Islam itself, aren't very different. And when I say youth, you might think I'm talking about a small

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segment of the population are, the statistics around the world are staggering, the vast majority of the oma maybe over two thirds is under the age of 35. So when I say the youth of the oma, I'm actually referring to the majority of us, referring to the majority of people. So this is a crisis. This is a crisis that doesn't just affect a small group, it almost affects the entire the entire entity of Islam, the entire entity of the omec. So the first impression is that the religion is really really harsh, like Allah is really out to punish. Like, no matter what you do, chances are what you're doing is going to land you in jahannam. And if not, jahannam, at least something should

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get chopped off in this dunya. Like, it's either either you're gonna get some really harsh punishment here. Or if not, you're definitely going to burn in hell, because you were late for fudger or because, you know, you ate this thing, or you said this thing, or you did this or you did that the other, right. So for every little thing, and unfortunately, sometimes this happens through parenting. Sometimes this happens through other other means, the way we correct somebody is by instilling the fear of alliander. And it's very traumatic to do that to a child. Don't eat that ice cream, Allah is going to be very angry at you. No, Allah is not you're gonna be angry. And now

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you've made this child scared that Allah is constantly angry, and you better not step in the wrong place because Allah is gonna just ruin you. And this impression, you know, when you say these things, these things, they're like a, like a piece of dirt that gets lodged in the mind. And it grows and grows and grows and this child grows. And their assumption about Allah is Allah as default position is to punish humanity. While Allah himself says Maya, Allah will be either become what's elegant and get out of punishing you. Why would you Why do you think Allah wants to punish you? That's the question Allah Himself asks. So what I'm trying to get it is Allah, the way he speaks

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about himself has become very different. From the way we speak about Allah. And that impression that we give about Allah that he's angry all the time, or he wants to punish all the time, or the laws of Islam are extremely harsh and rigid. And if you can't follow them, you're going to be in serious, serious trouble. That's the first impression a lot of young people have. The second impression I'd like to share with you is that Islam asks me to do things that don't solve anything like hey, I'm having trouble finding a job will McDowell how's that gonna help my my job? What do you mean go make Dora like, we're, we don't explain to our, our young what's the connection between things? Hey,

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you're getting really angry. gomoku Okay, what is splashing water gonna do, mom? I'm still mad. Go recite the surah Yeah, okay.

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made these I sounded these things out, but I'm still upset. How's it changing anything? You know what that is? that impression that develops over time in a young person's mind. It's that these that my parents believe in the superstitious stuff. And then they when I'm getting really out of hand, they take me to the Imam. And they say, could you recite something and on his face, and all of his problems will go away. So they start thinking Islam is full of superstitions. Like it's not logical, it doesn't make any sense. And it's just like any other religion where people believe in Hocus Pocus and my parents believe in it, too. I'm scared to say it because mom was gonna go crazy if I say it.

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But that's really what it is. And nobody's ever been able to explain to me, rationally reasonably, why am I even Muslim? Other than the fact that my parents are Muslim? Why am I even part of this religion other than the fact that I happened to be born in one of those countries, or my parents happened to be one of those countries where majority of the people are Muslim. If I was born in a different family, I probably would have been different. But other than a sociological reason, or a family background reason, I don't really see why this stuff makes any sense. Islam is just illogical. It doesn't make any sense to me.

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Add to that yet another problem. And that problem is, every time I hear Islam being talked about, they talk about people that lived a really long time ago, and were pretty awesome.

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There were some really, really good people, and those are the people that will make it to Jenna.

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But that leaves the rest of us here, the leftovers of humanity, which are probably fuel for hell. And there's a constant comparison about how the people of the past were so so much better. And by implication, we must be so much worse. And already I know Ally's angry anyway. And I'm pretty bad. So I'm failing this thing. And as a matter of fact, no matter what I do, it's probably not good enough. No matter how much I pray, my soul is not going to be the same as the salon or Marina cataldo de la tadanobu. It's not going to happen. No matter what kind of hedge I do, it's never going to compare to the hedge of the early scholars of Islam who walked from their home for two

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years to make it to hedge, it's never going to be the same. So I no matter what efforts I make, are probably not good enough. They're probably not acceptable. They're probably not to the standard that Allah wants them to be because Allah has very high standards. Clearly, there were people before, you've heard stories of people that like, they prayed tahajud for 40 nights in a row, and they prayed, you know, fudger with the booboo of Asia, or, you know, you hear stories, even of the companions of the Allahu animaljam. I mean, you know, one Sahabi gave, when the prophets I should have asked to give him the path of Allah one gave him gave half of his wealth, and it will because

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the difficulty Allahu Allah who gave all of his wealth, and then that's, that's what sending the fundraiser right? I'm gonna give half of what they gave all, what are you going to give and you're like $10

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is probably not going to count for much. Because they he gave half and that one gave full. And we forget that even at the time when we cite those great companions, the vast majority of the companions didn't give half or full, the vast majority of them who are less pleased with all of them did not go. To the extent that a handful of them went, those that went that far, are not the minimum standard. They are heroes, and they went above and beyond the call of duty. That's correct. But to constantly quote that and to give the impression that Where are you compared to them? Well, that was the case, even though at that time, there were several Sahaba who couldn't do that. And who didn't

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do that? You understand? So but but we give this impression that this if you can't reach this, then you're probably a lost cause anyway. And of course, there's the narrative that most people are going to end up in jahannam. So chances are I mean, I mean, look at you seriously, you think you're gonna go to Ghana? And you this impression is given that you? Well, I mean, you're not really the heaven type. You know? I mean, you could try, but you and I both know, and you know how I know this impression. People come to me, and the first thing they say to me is, you know, I'm not a good person. I know that but I just have a question.

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Why did you already Allah hasn't passed judgment on you yet? Why have you pass judgment on yourself? Why did you pass that verdict on yourself? Well, you know, I've done a lot of mistakes or I

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was very angry with me really, you know, Allah is very angry with you, you receive an email, did you receive some kind of communication directly from Allah that Allah is angry with you you know what it is? People keep telling you a lies angry with you, and you start believing people as though they have some direct channel with Allah. They don't. They don't people's opinion of you is not unless opinion of you, there's a difference between those things. But you start accepting that about yourself, and you lose hope and become disconnected. That of course, it also seems that these stories that I'm being told, or these accounts that I'm being told they don't seem relevant to my

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life. Like I've literally sat in gatherings when people come up and said, Well, I was reading the Quran and it was talking about the Battle of aha or the Battle of butter. What does that have to do with my life? I'm not going into any battle. It's not relevant to me. I've heard I've had these conversations not with non Muslims.

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I've had these conversations with Muslims. Right? And you know what, at some level, you could say a little la la, la la la la la. What kind of question is this? Yeah, you can say that. But if you don't engage in a civil conversation with people that genuinely have that question, that problem is only going to get worse. You understand that it's not going to get solved by you doing stuff out of Allah and going into a corner. And every time you see them you say a little bit let him in a panda regime. That's not going to solve that problem. This This needs a conversation this needs engagement. And so it becomes hard they their claim is that it's hard to relate to. And of course

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the final one among many others, is that most things in Islam are forbidden chances are what I'm doing is probably how I'm Hey, laughing It's how I'm right. Hey, speeding is hot, right? Hey, getting a nice cars Hold on, right? Like even kids like at Sunday schools and massages but they're learning Islam. You know, the most common question kids ask their teacher Hey, blank haraam, right? Isn't this Hello? Isn't that how long they constantly harass her mom. like as if Allah naturally made all things wrong, and a few things that he allowed to make happen while the reality is the exact opposite. Whether the Haleakala marfil, or the Jimmy and he made for your benefit, whatever he

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made on the earth, He made it for humanity's benefit. And then he himself says you have rimane come and have is

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that he only forbade from you the few filthy things, dirty things disgusting things. impure things. Those are the things he made forbidden. But our impression is chances are anything we're doing is constantly forbidden this narrative that Islam equals most things are Haram. When you have that impression, you know what that means? That means if I become serious about Islam, then if I start taking my religion seriously, then I'm probably not going to live a happy life.

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Because anything that makes me happy is probably forbidden. So I'm not going to have the friends that I have, I'm not going to do the activities that I do, I'm not going to do anything that actually brings me joy in my life, and I'm going to be miserable. And if you think and you start thinking, maybe that's not true, maybe because I've heard Islam, if you follow it, it gives you peace, it gives you happiness, maybe I should, but then you look at people in your family, friends that used to not be very religious, and then a lot put something in their hearts and they became religious. The problem with that is a lot of times when people find Islam later on in life,

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they have a lot of guilty conscience for the life that we used to live before. So they try to become more Islamic than Islam itself.

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Right. So they also develop this narrative that they have to be constantly angry. They are they look upset all the time. Every time you see them, or they see you. They're giving you a fatwa, they're giving you a hot bar, they're telling you how you're gonna burn in hell if you don't change your ways, and they're just look miserable. They look miserable. And they look disconnected. Like they used to have friends. They don't have any more. They used to get along with family don't get along with them anymore. Everybody's fitna everybody's facade, everybody's corruption. I want to protect myself. I don't want to be in their gatherings, etc, etc. The more closer to Dean you become, the

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more your cousin becomes a fitna, your uncle becomes a fitna, your your parents become a fitna, your spouse becomes a fitna and you're just sitting in the machine or you're just on your own cut off, and you're then you start getting the impression. Well, I don't want to get closer to Islam. Because if I've come any closer to the religion, I'm going to become like that. I don't clip you like that. No, thank you. I'd rather live a happy life. So you know what people even have developed? They've developed the impression Hey, are you Islamic? Or are you normal?

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Okay, are you like Muslim? Or are you like Muslim Muslim?

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You know, what that means is that if you become closer to a lesbian, then somehow you lose your ability to be normal. And that did not come from anywhere. It didn't come from a vacuum. There's actual real behavior of people that makes it seem like the closer to religion you get, the more abnormal you become, the more antisocial you become, the angrier you become, the more judgmental you become, the more miserable you become. So why would that be something that you would want in your life? Why? When you find the impression that people god of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when they met him and knew nothing about him, they knew nothing about him, and they would meet him.

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They would want to stay in his company,

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that his smile was captivating. Like companions described. He was almost always smiling. And you know, today there's a direct proportion. The longer your beer gets, the tougher your harsh face becomes like, like it just gets grumpier and grumpier. It's a direct proportionality between those two things. That's a problem. That's a very serious problem. In any case, this is the impression not some non Muslims have of Islam. This is the impression there are a lot of young people sitting here in the audience that have of Islam. They're young professionals that are now married or are having trouble

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have their own, they have this impression of Islam? And if you have this impression of Islam, why wouldn't you be scared to even come into a question? Why would you attend an Islamic program? Why would you come to a HELOC? Or why would you go to a convention? Because when you when somebody says, hey, there's this national convention happening, or there's a speech happening, or this program happening, you're like, I don't go to those people. That's the scary stuff. Have you seen those people the way they look at you? No, thank you. I would rather have a normal evening.

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So we've given the we've forget scaring non Muslims from Islam. We've scared our own from Islam. We've terrified them. With this is the problem. I haven't yet discussed any part of the solution. In my mind, Allahu taala. Adam, there are a few things that you and I need to do to engage that solution. Now maybe you're the ones listening to me right now, some of you actually have these impressions. Maybe Maybe you carry some of these opinions. And I'm not criticizing you for carrying these opinions. I can relate that they came from somewhere. And I'll be honest with you, some of these opinions, I carried myself at some point in my youth, I had this impression of Islam. I

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certainly did. When I was in college, I saw a guy with a beard with a with a flyer for the the MSA meeting, I went the other way. Like, no, no, no, no, thanks. I'm not doing that. You know, one time there was a family friends, they had a funeral. And that was the one time in high school, I went to the machine. I didn't go to Jamaica, the my entire high school, I didn't go to Jamaica. I went this one time to the machine. And the the amount of the machine, you know, drove me back home. So this is the I'm scared to death because the guy is like, you know, supermom guy, and I'm this kid from high school. And he's telling me, you know, if you really want to go to genda, then you have to, you

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know, spend time learning Islam and you have to get away from and I told him, what do you do? I told him, I like playing basketball, I do the study that you have to leave these things, and you have to, and I was like, Oh, I need to get out of this car. Can I get out while it's still moving? You know?

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And that's the impression I had and it was terrifying to me. Now, what do we do about that? What are we supposed to do about that? I would argue, and I said this in a subtle way before but I'll be more explicit. Now. I would argue the impression we have given people about Allah, we as an oma, the impression we have given people about Allah is not actually the way Allah presents himself.

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A man speaks himself a certain way about himself introduces himself a certain way. But we talk about a lot a certain other way. In other words, our narrative of Islam is very far from the narrative of the Quran itself. That's Allah speaking himself. You know, when people that don't know a lot about Islam ask a question, hey, why does it say in the Quran this this this, you've heard this question, but why does it say in the Quran that says, think about the language of that question? Why does it say this? Why does he say this? That's a lot talking. But the level of disconnect is so powerful that in your mind, this is just a book and it says, It speaks. In your mind, it's no longer clear

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that it's in fact, the one who made you and loves you more than anyone ever will. And the one who can takes care of every breath you take in and every breath you take out. And every beat of your heart is the one speaking to you hear that thought is gone. It's just an IT that says something and you have questions about it. This is a disconnect from Allah speaking himself. There are lots of people that even if they don't consider themselves religious, when they're in times of trouble, they turn to prayer. They make dua to Allah. Allah just show me away. I don't know what to do. Give me some guidance I need I need a way out of this mess. And they come and they say, they'll say maybe

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even say to be say to others, I keep praying for a solution. They keep praying for some direction. I don't get it. Why isn't giving me help? Why isn't he guiding me? Well, I'm here to tell you something. For all of those. Those of you that have had those instances where you're praying to Allah, you're asking for an answer, and you seem to not be able to find that answer. I'll let you keep asking a lot. He's not giving it to you. It's because he already did. He already did. He spoke to you rissalah to be the Chronos called messages or letters from my master. He wrote these letters to you, to you and me. For what we go through for the problems you and I have. Why do you think in

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the fatty how we recite a dino salata, Mr. Kim guidance? Tell me tell me what to do. I don't know what to do when you are when you're at a loss, you're in trouble. You don't know who to turn to. You don't know what the answer could be. That you personally, how many times have you asked yourself this question. I can't answer it for you. I can only answer it for myself. How many times when you're at a loss, you're in trouble. You're you don't know what to do. You've just opened a loss book and said, Yeah, like, just tell me what to do. Let me find the answer in your words, in your words. And you know what's so sad about that? Is that for a huge majority of Muslims, we've even

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made that difficult.

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This book came for you to connect to a lot directly. We know that for a fact because when you stand in Salah you're supposed to recite when you're standing you're supposed to recite Quran, and you're supposed to pay attention to the Quran, you're reciting, that in and of itself is explicit proof that there's no scholar between you and Allah. There's no Mufasa between you and Allah, there is no known someone more knowledgeable between you and aleix interpreting and for you, it's just you the words of Allah and Allah, that's it. That's the connection between you and Allah. It's the rope that connects you to a lot directly the Quran, but what has become your relationship in my relationship

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with the Quran? Do we actually open it to find what a blessing to me personally? And you could say, I don't know Arabic, I only have a translation fine. Okay, you only have a translation? And maybe you should seek the answer, even in that translation. And you don't understand what Ally's saying, Well, if you don't get what he's saying, Come over and ask after Juma. Hey, I was reading this. I didn't get it. What's that about?

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Just ask somebody who knows maybe who's studying more than I do? And I'm not saying I have the answers. But I'm saying you will find a little gift you people in your life that might know the answer better than you can figure it out. But if you don't open a book, and you don't seek to ask those questions, and you don't come to it with one attitude, you're not opening the Quran to figure everything out. You're not opening the Quran to criticize it. You're not opening the Quran to become a scholar, or to coordinate somebody else or to win an argument. You're opening Allah's book, because you want a direct connection with him. And you let rather he speak for himself. You would

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rather he speak for himself than somebody else speak for him. You understand? And you don't tell yourself Well, I'm not a scholar. I'm not at this time. Now that Listen, I've said this 1000 times I'll say it again. There were plenty of occasions in which, you know, for the vast majority of the Sahaba they were not students, the vast majority of them the kind of Quran we're not students, a handful of them were students. Most of them just knew the word of Allah and they contemplated it. That's it. That's that was their connection with the last book. That's the early history of Islam. One of the most remarkable places in the Quran is sutala cough. The Prophet was leaving five, he was

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reciting some Quran Koran came to him, and he was reciting some Koran, and that you know that the gyms are invisible, right? The gyms are invisible. Some gyms were passing by.

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They heard the Quran

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and they just stopped in their tracks, and they kept listening. And now we don't know any of this because we don't see the gene, the prophet doesn't see the jinn. And they listened. And then they spoke about the Quran. They had this impression of what they just heard. And that impression was so powerful, a limited part of the Quran. It says through the law.

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What ijazah did those generasi

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what university did they study from?

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What grammar did they learn? They just heard the message of a lie and they said, me and Nikita boozy Lombardi Messiah de la cola. Most often,

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we heard a book so long after the book that was given to Messiah seems to be guiding to the truth to a straight path and those words themselves in the Quran, and the Quran itself. In other words, don't let some people tell you that unless you have degrees in Islamic Studies, you should not be opening this book. This book, Allah asked all of humanity to open it. All of humanity, Muslims and non Muslims, how are Muslims saying they can't open it? How in the world. And then, if they do open it, just open it to recite it for every letter will give you 10 good deeds, but don't look at the meaning. Don't look at the meaning because you'll get confused. You're told, don't look at the

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meaning you'll get confused seriously. This one God came to get rid of all confusion. And now you say don't look at this book, because you'll get confused. The irony of these attitudes that we have been fed. Unfortunately, we've been fed, and I don't dismiss the value of scholarship. I don't dismiss the value of setting the scene. But first and foremost, your relationship with ally is not an academic relationship. It's not a it's not a mental exercise. First and foremost mo are a vital member of become a council they came to you from your master advice. Allah calls the entire Quran just advice. All of it is just advice. You know what you do? Whenever you're reading? Maybe you

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don't see the advice directly. Alif Lam Meem. I don't know what that means. But I know one thing, there's some advice in it.

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And one thing, there's some advice in this, how could this be advice? Let me ask if I can't figure it out. Let me find out. Whatever you're reading is going to be in one way or the other advice for you. And you and I are constantly in need of advice. And there's no better advice than someone who truly truly loves you. You know, when you need advice, you don't go to people you know they have something against you.

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When you need advice, you don't go to people you can't trust. When you need advice. You go to someone who knows they've got your back no matter what. They're not going to judge you. You can tell them anything and they can be you can be open with them and they'll give you the best advice. You trust their wisdom. You trust their counsel, you trust their confidentiality, you trust that they're looking out for you. You trust that they don't have anything against you. These are your prerequisites before you ask somebody advice.

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And sometimes you're wrong, ask the wrong person advice, and you say, I'm never gonna ask that person advice again. Nobody will give you better advice than Allah. And that will never happen if you don't personally make that journey personally make the effort to open this book, the month of Ramadan is coming. And the reason I iterated This is that you personally have to now open this book, personally with nobody else around. And you have to just read a little bit of it every day. I'm not saying recite just every day, or recite two pages every day, I don't put those criteria on you where we're too far from those standards for me to impose that on you. Even if you're going to read one a

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day, half a page a day, two minutes of reading it, whatever, you can even put it up on your phone,

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whatever you might want to do. But do that engage in it, engage in it. And I encourage you, I know, these hold as they go up on Facebook Live. As you read it and you come up with questions, post them. Let me collect your questions. We can get together and just start discussing some of those questions for you. Why not? Maybe Maybe somebody else had that question too. So just you personally engaging the book of Allah is one of the best preparations you can have for the coming of the month of Ramadan. As I wrap this up, inshallah tada morgado. Nora become it's a counsel from your master. And then what does he say so beautiful. Well, she felt Lima for salute. It is a healing for what lies

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inside the chests. What lies inside the chest. From a spiritual point of view, there's hypocrisy in my chest. There's greed in my chest. There's the love of worldly things in my chest. There's a lack of the trust of a lie in my chest. There are other weaknesses of human in my chest, and my heels, those things. But that's not the only thing in my chest. There's sadness in my chest. There's fear in my chest, there's anxiety in my chest. There's, there's, you know, there's a worry about others in my chest. There are unanswered questions in my chest. There are so many things going on inside me emotionally, spiritually. All of that is inside my chest. That's what's going on in my heart. And

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Allah says, I'm giving you these words, so they heal what's going on inside your heart.

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If you believe Allah, then you have no choice but to open the book. If you truly believe he's healing what you have in your heart. You and I, all of us have something going on in us that's bothering us, every one of us, every one of us, and allows promising, I've given you something that can solve that, that can help you alleviate it, go find it. That's the invitation from Allah. And then after he says she felt really Murphy's Law. Then he says, Well, hold on, what am I doing? And then he says, It's guidance, guidance, meaning do this, don't do this. Take this course of action. Don't take this course of action. Think this way. Don't think this way. Those that's the third step.

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First, you actually accepted the lies giving you guidance. Second, you actually acknowledged that what he's going to give you is going to heal you she found Lima for sure. And then comes the guidance and when you do start taking that guidance after you're feeling the healing from Allah 's words, then you truly recognize that a lie is not one to punish. Allah is not full of spite. Allah is not looking to judge you and put His justice on you. No, no, no. Well, hold on wha Matan, it's a mercy. Then you see a less love. Then you see how much of luck hairs then you see how much Allah is involved in your personal life and your affairs in your matters by means of his word. There's a

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reason I leave you with this thought there's a reason that I didn't say Allahu Allah Quran.

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He didn't say that Allahu Allah Quran he said Al Rahman, Al Quran, the most loving, the most caring, the Most Merciful. He taught the Quran there's a you know, because the name of Allah use when he describes this teaching of the Quran, is actually the manner in which he taught it.

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This is why he taught it because he wanted to give you and me something that will enlighten our lives. May Allah azza wa jal make us of those who have light in their lives by by means of Allah zwei and by the way, I know I'm over my time but just one last thing what's the point of all of it? If you're if your heart if you had trouble in your heart and it's removed when your troubles are removed? You know what happens when your troubles are removed? You get happy

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when you had a big problem and it's taken away It's time for

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this it's over.

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That's the relief you get what does the law say Bobby danika for your for Whoa, whoa, whoa mama is now because of that they should be filled with joy.

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They should be overjoyed. I just solved your problem. I just cured your disease. I just got rid of your troubles. Why shouldn't you be filled with joy for which I talked about before is actually overwhelmed with joy overly happy, celebrating? Well, I don't know my husband is better than everything else they gather. In other words of life telling you and me to gather these gems these treasures from the Quran, gather them. Gather a little bit today a little bit tomorrow a little bit tomorrow a little bit tomorrow. The day after that the day after that. Just gather this Quran in your heart, gather its advice in your heart, it's better than anything else you'll ever collect.

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Anything else you'll ever collect me allows wouldn't make us collectors of allows guidance in our hearts and bring joy to our lives and the lives of those around us through His immaculate word May Allah azza wa jal make us the best prepared for the coming of the month of Ramadan. barakallahu li Welcome to Cornell Hakeem. When a fan er can be it was the Kentucky

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