Quran & Us

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No, no, we're not starting over. This is steak. There are no cuts. Okay, this

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is Ryan, how are you doing? giggles

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good. Yeah. Okay, you all right there? Yeah, I prepared an elaborate interview with lots of notes for this amazing session that we're going to have together. Ready? Yeah. Ready. I was going to interview you. And you were going to interview me right back? Yeah. So I'm going to ask you some questions. And you're going to tell me like as accurate answers as possible. Okay. And the world will judge you based on these responses. What's the earliest memory you have of learning something about the hold on? When I was like,

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six years old? My mom wanted us to like when when on to like a prayer because without

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koroneiki appraiser, okay. with alcohol, you can pray? That's right. Okay. And then, what's next? What's the next major memory you have about learning from me? Should me learning so that'll last for like, sitting down 30 minutes. I memorized it. That's pretty happy. So where did you learn to recover from? Oh, we just download this app and like, my mom would teach us the new every now, Carranza. I wasn't like, super accurate, but you remember what that sounded like? Yeah.

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Yeah, this moolah here, rough mud and Rocky. I mean, now I'm saying what, like, I'm gonna have to do it because,

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man, yeah, try to get Mrs. Miller who ruffman are roughly pretty solid. Mashallah. Okay. So, the reason I wanted to have this conversation with you, is because I have a project in mind, I think that it would be really helpful. I mean, obviously, I teach you and your sister and lots of other people Arabic too, but there are lots of people who don't have the ability or the time or the opportunity to learn Arabic. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't learn something about the Quran. And you know, how to do like the deeper local lectures on the Quran, where I just tried to go into a lot of detail about every idea. But there's another way of reading the Quran, where you're just kind

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of basically going through the meanings

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and trying to understand at at the most, you know, easy, easiest level.

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And I think that's really important, too. Because Have you ever read a translation of the Quran? Yeah. What was like, was the first time you read a translation of the Quran, like, not a YouTube video or lecture, but actually you picked up a translation app or something? Oh, not even. Even on an app. Oh, I mean, I was like, young. Yeah, I mean, I I'm still young, but like, I was like,

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like, same time, like when I was away, no, nothing. Okay. No, like, I was like, six. We had read. What did you read? Last? Okay. Did you understand it easily? I mean, it was pretty straightforward. I mean, did you try reading anything else about to put on?

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I mean, tomatoes? I mean, I guess. So. That's an preserveness. Okay, the last show was a short surah. So there is a lot of people that kids and adults that you know, try to understand the Quran, and they pick up a translation, and they read it. But a lot of times they end up getting confused, like what is the saying? What's the point of saying that? How come it says that? What does that mean? For me? That kind of thing, right? So what I wanted to do is have a project for you, other kids here locally, nearby, you know, campus, and inshallah around the world where everybody reads the Quran together, and, and we kind of go through it at a basic level. So it would be we all become

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familiar with the Quran at the same time. So here's my idea. My idea is I give you a homework assignment, like this week, I'll give you the assignment or reading the Fatiha translation, any translation you want, right? And what I want you to do is you talk to your you think about it, your parents think about it, you talk to your sister and brother about it. And you, you know, what thoughts come to your mind? And what questions come to your mind you kind of write down, I have no questions come to your mind, then well, I'm good. No questions came to your mind. But if you if you thought something was confusing, or you wonder what it meant, or is this what it means? Am I right?

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And thinking this way, and I want you to jot those thoughts down, right, you're not listening to a lecture on it, you're not reading that Tafseer, or some detail, just a basic translation, any translation, and you're trying to, you know, kind of really just think about it. And then what I want to do is get together with you once a week, and with some of the other kids too. And I'm going to try to take 1015 minutes and kind of briefly explain that same assignment that I gave you, and talk about some of the things we could learn from that page. And then we'll take in questions from around the world from adults and children that may have asked questions about that, that suit our an

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iron that page that I gave you guys, and we can talk about that. So that

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We kids, adults, families around the world, we're all reading the Quran together, I'll tell you one more thing. And this is this is probably going to be the hardest part of this project. So Allah has given us a mind, and he's given us a heart, okay? And the thing is, you can read the Quran with your mind. And you can also read the Quran with your heart. And this one's harder. So reading the Quran with your mind means you got to learn the Arabic of it, you got to study the series of it, you got to figure out the meanings of it, you know, all this like study stuff, right? So I already do that. Right? But there's and that's, that's really important. Because if you don't study it properly with

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your mind, then you won't understand the meanings. Right? So I'll try to help you with that. But there's another side of it, which is reading the Quran with your What did I say, with your heart? And that part is when you like, when you read an idea, you say, well, Allah says this.

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What do I learn from it? That brings me closer to Allah? or What did I learn from if I if I think about this idea? What does it make me want to do as a believer? or What should I feel? Because feelings are in the heart? What should I feel when I hear this? I want to understand this idea. Or Allah said this, how do I turn what Allah said into a god? So I'll give you an easy example. If I read SoTL Baccarat, right, the first words in the Koran or do you know the first words about Cora

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and olive now? I mean, if I asked you what it means, do you have any idea what it means? No, no, I don't either. Actually, no one knows what it means. Allah knows alone, right? So okay, so I read Olive la meme, and I'm thinking to myself, okay, from my mind, the brain part. I'm trying to figure out what it means. And Allah says, basically, you can't do that. So now the brain part is done. What's left? Now, the hard part, the hard part would be now Allah, here's what I feel. I feel like you know, everything, and I know nothing. And if you wanted me to know what this means, you would have told me, but you decided to say this to me, but still not tell me what it means. And I'm

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praying that when I'm not supposed to know what something means, that I don't become, My heart doesn't become so obsessed and so curious that I always want to figure out what everything means. When you've made something a mystery on purpose, like you didn't, you decided not to tell me something, I want my heart to be happy with the fact that I trust you. Even when you don't explain something to me, I'm content with it. And also, I'm making the law to Yala that the things that I am meant to understand that you helped me understand them, and heal me with them. And the things that I'm not meant to understand that I, every time I come across them, I remind myself how little I

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know. Right? So, you know, being humble is about like, I don't have all the answers. So y'all love because of all your plumbing just helped me just remember all the time that I don't know everything. And I don't have all the answers, and you have the answers. And I don't I'm humbling myself as a student, right. So those kinds of lessons, how do we just read anything? And think about what could I ask Allah? What conversation Could I have with Allah after reading this? Right? That's a really good way of thinking about how do you read Quran from the heart? What conversation can I have with Allah after reading this I then it doesn't matter if it's a story doesn't matter if it's a rule,

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doesn't matter if it's something about Judgment Day, something about the world about mountains or trees, it doesn't matter. We're going to ask ourselves that question, and then we'll see what you guys come up with to what you come up with what I come up with what anybody else comes up with, too. So it's going to be a pretty fun project I'm giving you a week, so it's going to be pretty relaxed. So all you're doing this week is basically taking some time a few minutes every day, and reading a translation of the Fatiha and thinking about it a little bit. Sounds like a good idea. So I am excited about this project, we'll see how you know how people around the world respond, inshallah,

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we might even bring on guests from online for some of the episodes. And of course, you know, those kids that used to be here that used to wreak havoc on campus, I think we're gonna have to bring some of them back as COVID jealous are settling down. So look forward to having all of you on board. With this project. This video is being released on social media. So you'll find it on Facebook, and you'll find it on YouTube. But these episodes are going to be exclusively on being a TV. And I've created a website that you're gonna see in the description here, that if you're if you're a subscriber to be in a TV, you can log in, and you can post your questions. So for next week, there's

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a deadline. And before that deadline, you can post those questions so that we can get all of those questions, organize them, and have have a neat episode next week, discussing what we learned about some sort of fancy

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camera. Yeah, it's pretty cool because I got two cameras and stuff. Yeah, it's really pretty sweet. So

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That's what we're gonna do. And I don't want to broadcast all of these episodes on social media because number one, trolls are too distracting. And I want people to study around without distraction. And I want you know, anybody who wants to learn and says says I can't I can't afford a beta TV subscription. That's not a problem, you can go to Bina tv.com, click on gift subscription and get yourself a gift subscription. And you know, we don't turn anybody away. So I hope that all of you guys and your families engage in this project, that you have these conversations with your family members. So I'm giving you this assignment. But actually, the homework assignment is you're

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having this conversation with

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most of our mom and dad and you know, you guys are reading this together and then then Charlie, coming back with some things that you learn from them some things you thought about, and inshallah we'll have those kinds of conversations. So let's begin inshallah, next week, excited to start barakallahu Li walakum, Salaam Alaikum. And this usually admin says, do your best and Allah will do the rest. So we're going to use that again. Let's do it. Yeah, rest. I'll do the rest. See you guys soon.

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