Channel: Omar Suleiman
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hamdulillah. hirable and Amin. One illa Allah wa amin when Arqiva to subpoena Allahumma salli wa sallam robotic arm de kado silica Mohammedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, while only he will be able to sell them to semen kathira. So as many of you know, I, just this morning, I was eating the Pepa in Trinidad. And I just flew direct Who would have thought there's a direct flight from Trinidad to Toronto hamdulillah. So I managed to make it here this morning from Trinidad. Now, the disadvantage of that is that I haven't heard the previous lecture. So you might hear the exact same thing over and over again, I might be repetitive, but I hope you guys will, excuse me, if I do repeat something
that you've already heard and shout lots out of it. At the same time, hopefully, a different perspective, will allow us all to reflect on something greater, you know, a lot of times when we talk about the poor and, and one of the greatest tragedies that we have is not just the disconnect with the poor, and it's a disconnect between Muslim youth in and Islam and Muslims as a whole and Islam and finding true spiritual fulfillment from their religion. So whether it's in the form of Salah, and the prayer, whether it's from the Quran, whether it's from the seed of the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam, I'm not feeling fulfilled from this. And there are many things that we
can go into for that, you know, to help correct that. But in particular, when we're talking about the Quran, you know, I want to give you guys a story. It's a very beautiful story from ornamental kebab on the outside on home. That would help us understand what it means to be a walking core and, and hopefully we can take from that, something very special about how it affects an entire society. One time I'm a real hobo, the allowance add on who met a caravan that was coming through and Medina to make Amara.
And whenever he saw this caravan, they were coming in at night, obviously, at that time, you couldn't see the faces at night, just like I can't see any of you right now. I just see this huge, bright light shining in my face. I can't see anyone's faces, but I want to know about the law and who couldn't see anybody. So he asks these people, he says, Where are you coming from? And they say, we're coming from Virgin America, from a deep valley.
And where are you headed to? They said, we're headed to and beta Latif to the sacred home speaking about the Kava and all the hubbub of the law. I know he told some of his companions, he said they have some they have someone amongst them that's teaching them or and there's something about these people that distinguishes them with the water and so he asked them, or any of them, what is the greatest part of the Quran? And they said, Allahu La ilaha illa heyoka. yom is of course he they respond to that with that, and he said and which part of the Quran which I have the Quran gives the greatest hope. And they responded Kalia iva de alladhina Astra for Anna unfussy him la takana. Toma
Rahmatullah the ayah from Surah. Zuma that say, oh my servants who have despaired who have transgressed against themselves do not despair from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the light of the noble Jamia, Verily, Allah Subhana Allah forgives all sins in the whole world for Rahim, Allah subhanaw taala is the oft forgiving, Most Merciful. So then he said and which of the ayat of the Quran is most decisive concerning justice? And they responded in La Jolla, Monroeville, ugly well, son or eater? Cordoba, we on hand in fascia evil moon Carrie well, Buffy year ago, Camilla Allah come to the Quran that Verily Allah subhanho wa Taala commands you with justice and
compassion. Allah commands you with justice and compassion enjoins you with justice and compassion and all the allowed to Allah and he responded, and he said, A fecal Abdullah venomous route.
Do you have Abdullah and Massoud amongst you? And they said yes, he said I knew it.
So he went and he found out the love and must be allowed to Allah I know and you can imagine, by the way, all the law and who was so big, physically speaking, that when when he would ride an animal, his feet would touch the ground.
So he was huge. Okay, he was the the Sahaba version of Paul Bunyan humongous physically and some Han Allah is alpha rock is Allah euphoria, Cobain and hockey well, both of the one who distinguishes between truth and falsehood, and of the love and misuse of the allowance, on the other hand, is someone who from a physical standpoint is a dwarf. But of course, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that on the Day of Judgment, each one of his legs would be the size of Mount
and the profits lies an owner will follow the law and who finds it rude or the alarm, and he's so excited that he takes him from the caravan. He goes in, he sits with him on the side and
You can imagine the difference in size and he speaks with him and listens to him. And then at the end he comes out and he says Kuhn a leaf on money Alma. He's like a pot that's full of knowledge. He's small in size but somehow law He's full of the Quran. And you know what makes this story so amazing to me. Is that urban mushrooms while the allowance is on hold being the one who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said men are other and yes man and whoever wants to hear the Koran, Ludlum puri and come out on zil fresh as if it was just being revealed. Let him listen to the drop in neomi. Even Masuda the allowance Island home the fact that the allow and will recognize that
because an entire group of people became inspired with the poor and that they had to have been misused or the allow amongst them, they had to have a scholar of poor and amongst them tells you a lot.
It shows you that Allah what Allah Subhana Allah tells us tells us many times in the Quran, thematically, but of course a lot of times ourselves in the Lucha Allah you know might be common hottovy Rama be unforeseen. Verily, Allah subhanaw taala does not change the condition of the people until they change the condition of themselves, they change that which is within themselves. This one person had that entire impact on a society. In fact, when the owner macabre the alarm and who sent him to Kufa, the entire city of Kufa became known as Medina to the City of Portland. Most of the scholars have for an would come from that city because of one men, your brothers and sisters, what
we have right now what we suffer from is many people feel that disconnect from the poor and because of that the entire society does not trust the poor and forward solutions. And it's no secret that when we look to the societies in the Middle East today, in the Muslim world today we find that there is a mistrust of Allah subhanho wa Taala there is a mistrust of the Quran, there is a hesitation with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that's a great tragedy. Because when we express to Allah subhanho wa Taala all the way to be la hiraga Islamic Dena will be Mohammed in sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Anna be Rasulullah that I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, I am pleased
with Mohammed with Islam as my religion I am pleased with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as my Prophet and Messenger, that pleasure, that expression of Riba also expresses a sense of trust.
And so when we talk about the poor, and in particular, and we always talk about it being she found the mouthfeel solute being a cure for the elements of the hearts being a cure for societies, being a guidance to mankind, but at the same time, I don't really trust the end. I don't really you know, I don't go to it as a book of guidance, I go to it as a book of healing, a book of songs, a book of inspiration, I almost treat it like a book of fiction. And some people do that don't say it's almost like a book of fiction, you know, I'm not really too sure about these stories. But at the same time, they're really nice to read and really nice to enjoy. But when something happens to me at a loss of
Highland woods, Allah has given me the story of use of alayhis salaam to go and reflect upon. And these are not fictional characters, that it's supposed to create a greater understanding for us. It's supposed to allow us to bear the test that we face in our lives. And you know, one of the greatest problems we have is that when we read the Quran, we read it just as that again that book of stories, that book of fiction.
And that's a great misunderstanding on our part. In fact, I'll just tell you, a loss of hundreds out of dispels that with one eye in the poor and the second I have students meridiem after a loss of Hannah Montana says calf her Yeah, rain slog what is the loss of Hannah which Ana say Vicarage Murthy? Rami cara, who is that carry?
This is a mention of the mercy of your Lord, to his servants.
You see that? Allah subhanaw taala says your Lord Rob Vika avida who? His servants. Why? Because if you're going to open source of money and you're gonna start reading it, and automatically you have that notion that you know what, Zachary Ali Salaam is a special situation.
You know, the prophets that we're about to read about and the amazing things that happened to them. This isn't this is an exception. That's something that used to happen back in the day it doesn't happen anymore. You know, and one of one of the great scholars any moment push at Rahim Allah to Allah He commented on that he said, Allah subhana wa tada stopped his destruction of a people as a whole a lot, so just no longer would send either that would wipe out a people. That's something that stopped with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. However, the miracles that come from his mercy would continue would continue until the end of time.
Azerbaijan wants you to read the story of Zachary alehissalaam. And understand that if you call upon him with that same level of trust and conviction and confidence, Allah subhanho wa Taala can do the same thing for you that if you have the same level of tawakkul of trust that Mario Monti has Salam had when she called upon her Lord, Allah Subhana, which Allah would defend you to and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah would honor you, even when you felt like you were going to be humiliated to if you had the same love, the same humility with Allah subhanho wa Taala that Isa alayhis salam had Allah subhanho wa Taala would honor you too. If you addressed your parents with the sincerity that Ibrahim
alayhis salam addressed his father, Allah subhanho wa Taala would replace that void of emotional comfort and support from the family with someone else. A lot as a child doesn't want you to read it and say, yeah, that used to happen back in the day. That's awesome. That's amazing. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling you rob beaker, your Lord, his servants, not the whole, not his Lord, his servants. And so it goes back to us and I'm sure I'm 100 x I'm gonna ask let me cover the light right quick as anyone I'm sure someone's already talked about FLIR to double ronelle or NMR. Allah Kulusuk Fallujah, right? The locks on the hearts No.
Really? Wow. I wasn't expecting that one. Okay.
When Allah Subhana Allah says, and I'm not actually going to talk about that, I'll be honest with you, I'll just touch upon it because it hasn't been touched upon yet. Apparently. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, do they fail? Do they not contemplate the Quran? Or do they have locks on their hearts? Now those locks What do they represent? You guys can tell me because you probably heard it in another lecture. What are those locks representing? Somebody tell me, not the chef's. Somebody I see you now.
What do they represent?
guidance doesn't go through Why?
What are the locks that Allah Subhana Allah is talking about?
sins, right? The sins that prevent our hearts from benefiting from that guidance on you guys knew that. You didn't know that. Okay. When Mujahid Rahim Allah the Great manifester of Quran he explained it this way. He said that the poor and he said that your heart is like an open hand.
Whenever you sin, once this happens, another time this happens another time this happens, this happens. This happens until your hearts becomes locked. And that's when Allah subhanaw taala seals the hearts. Notice that Allah subhanaw taala talked about reflection on the poor and the ability to reflect on the poor and the ability to contemplate the poor and Allah Subhana hoods. Allah did not say that I a colonial poor, and do they not read the Quran? Or do they have locks on their hearts? You know why? Because if you can't even bring yourself to read the poor and your heart is not just locked, it's dead.
It needs complete revival and needs to be completely brought back to life. But in order to draw from the poor, and to make it a source of inspiration for you, you have to remove those locks. And you know what I would argue that the greatest locks in our day and age are their intellectual locks. Seriously, their intellectual locks because we have we've become so accustomed to actually taking apart the board and deciding to agree and disagree with certain parts of it. that are no longer is going to be that book of inspiration for us. And this is by the way, this is the stages through which many is not even went through. Allah Subhana Allah tells us about them and sort of tell
Bukhara first and foremost woman home ami Yun Allah Allah mon Al Kitab Illa Imani from them are illiterate people they don't know from the book except for wishful thinking. Yeah, that's in the Quran. Isn't that?
That's in the Quran. They make it all wishful thinking. Then Allah Subhana hoods Allah says efa taught me in order to be bounded kitabi what's gonna be Bob, do you believe in one part of the book and disbelieve in another part of the book.
So that's this is, by the way, according to some of the enema, who will cover the stages that they went through to their complete disbelief. Number one, it started off as neglecting the book to where it was just wishful thinking. Number two, I believe in some parts and I disbelieve in other parts number three, number Federico minella Dena O'Toole kita kita Bala, what are avoiding him can Allah Allah moon
they threw the book behind their backs as if they didn't even know. complete disregard. Now let's go to those intellectual locks though. And there's a very beautiful draft that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam taught us one of the drafts of the prophets license
taught us, whenever we are facing sorrow and distress and the prophets lysozyme said that this, in particular is a source of stress relief. It's a way of getting rid of depression. It's a way of bringing about happiness in our lives. When we say a llama in the abduch, listen to this, Oh Allah, I am your slave. Ignore abduch idiotic, I am the I am the son of your slave, ignore ematic I am the son of my mother, who is also a slave. Now cltv ethic,
I'd known fee kobach. So Pamela, these are very hard things to translate I was sitting there trying to look through, you know, the first part of this of this drive is very easy to translate. I was trying to sit there and look through the different words of translation. So obviously the beginning of it, Oh Allah, I am your I am your slave, ignore object I am the the son of your slave, the son of my mother, who is also your slave. Now citv edik. And you know, I was looking through the different translations. And it literally would mean that my forehead is in your hands.
My forehead is in your hand, which means that I am under your complete control. But not only that, it's not that I'm under your complete control. And I'm calling upon you because I have to, I'm calling upon you because I've been forced to because love cannot be imposed. And it's not because I don't trust you and I have no choice No. Then you say to Allah subhanho to Allah, your judgment upon me is a short
your judgment upon me as a short marble, you are saying that it is already happening, your judgment upon me is ensured. And your law, your decree concerning me is just
you know, the number one reason why people can't benefit from the poor and because they don't trust the loss of Hannah Montana. So how are they going to trust the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Whenever you are not looking to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and saying that his God law with you his decree with you is is not just with you, and you have that accusation towards a loss of violence and how come I never got a fair shot at life. And then let me go read the Quran so it can make me feel better. You're missing the points. This is all before you can even approach the Quran properly. And so you say Moblin, via hoekman Adlon fee Aqaba oak. And then you say to Allah subhanho wa Taala asking him,
Luca, I'm asking you by every single one of your names as ello can be called leesman horlock. Some Mater big enough suck, you named yourself with that name.
Or maybe you taught one of your servants that name or maybe you hit that name with you in the unseen or maybe you revealed that name in the script. Maybe you actually revealed that name to us. I'm asking you by all of those names. And touch on an obeah called be one hora de Panama you're asking Allah subhana wa Tada, you're saying, I'm removing those locks, I'm removing the mistress. I'm removing all of those sins, I'm removing all of those barriers between me and you. And I'm asking you, Oh Allah, to make the order and the spring of my heart's one neurosurgery and the light of my chest and the banisher of my sadness. And you're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it the
reliever of your distress
Before you can even ask Allah subhana wa tada to make the core and all of those things for you. Where's your trust in Allah subhana wa Tada, you have to submit your head, your brain, submit your heart, submit your intellect, submitted all to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And say, I trust you. Now make the Quran, the reliever of my distress. Now make the cold and the spring of my heart now make the quarter and the light of my chest. Otherwise, when you're approaching it, it's just like if you opened a book of fiction that had a really, really sad story in it, whenever you were going through your own distress.
You know, it might work once or twice, but it's not really going to work if you believe that the characters are fictional. And if you believe that what Allah Subhana which Allah has given you is not truly real. So it reflects that trust that we're supposed to have a loss of I don't want to and what makes the Sahaba so amazing, is that not only did they read the Quran much not only did they educate the societies around them with or an whenever something happened to them, these people who were scholars of the recitation of the Quran, the Tafseer of the poor and the translations of the Quran throughout the world, when something happened to them, they immediately went back to the end,
because it was a part of their everyday lives. And so you find the love not bustle the alone time.
When he walks in, when he comes back to his city, they tell him that your son has passed away. You know what he does?
Immediately he takes to the side and he prays to records. I mean, this is devastating news Your son is dead. And the first thing he does is he pulls himself to the side and he prays to records. And when he finishes praying to records, he says fana ma Amara Nara buena vida nama marinara buena. We did what our Lord commanded us to do.
What Bashir is slavery, and give glad tidings to the patience Subhana Allah you see that he automatically went back to the court. We did what Allah commanded us to do and Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Baqarah. Well, Bashir is submitting and give glad tidings to the patient. Right away in Allah, Allah, Allah Allah Raji wrote, and then he went, you know, he expressed that he's returning to Allah Subhana one to Allah. Again, that's a sense of trust. And you know, it's amazing. When something good happens to us, what are we supposed to say?
Alhamdulillah that's from the Quran.
And when something bad happens to us, what are we supposed to say? in Allah when Allah Rajaraman that to Allah subhanaw taala we belong into him, we return. These are four Anak phrases. These are things that come from the poor, and both of them are expressions of trust.
Both of them are expressions of confidence and a loss of Anahata Allah, whether it's an ease or whether it is in hardship, you never lose trust in Allah subhana wa Tada. And so when you approach the floor and those words come to you as words of comfort, because you recognize that this is a personalized letter from a loss of hundreds 100 to you. Eliza does not want you to read the Quran as if it was just revealed total so loss Allah Whoa, I didn't even sell them. And you are reading about your reading the conversation, the transcript of the conversation between Allah and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he wants you to read it as if it was revealed to you. He wants you to
read it as if this is a personalized letter from a lot to you. You know when you miss someone you read their words you can't wait to see someone you keep reading those text messages. You read those emails, you know this is a law's words. And so you go to that and you're comforted. You know unfaithful Lady of Narayan Rahim Allah to Allah listen to what he said. He said that when I feel distress, when I feel distress, and I opened the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I don't have to come to an ayah that addresses distress in order for the distress to be removed, because just reading the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala is enough of a reliever.
Just saying Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, I'm about I have something from a loss of I don't want to add it just reading the words of a loss of data is enough to do away with it.
And then when you come to the is about distress, then it's a form of reassurance. And I want to tell you guys a story because we we draw inspiration from the Quran, particularly in the times of distress, she found the math the solute, it is a cure for that which is in the chest. This is a story that takes place involving three companions of the messenger, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam, Armando Cotabato, the Allah on earth man, and I found will be allowed on one side the cost of the law and when this is an authentic narration, Alma is the halifa. side of Nabil, what costs will be allowed to add on who walks by Earth, not even a family alone on one day, and he says sulamani come.
And Earth man didn't answer him.
So sad was like, what's that all about? I just said, so that might not have been our founder didn't even answer me. So he goes to I'm going to follow the law of Thailand.
And he asked me, he says, Has anything changed in Islam? Is there any change and legends Did something happen?
You know, concerning the Salaam, the greeting, and he said no. He said, Well, why would you even ask that? He said, because I said, so now I come to Earth man, and he didn't even answer me.
So I modeled the law. And he said, Let's go talk to Earth man and see why he didn't answer you. So they go to Earth man, I want you to imagine these three people are people that are from the 10 guaranteed paradise.
And so is with armor. And armor says to Earth Now, why didn't you say while Mr. Lamb decided when he gave you set out?
This man said what are you talking about?
Sorry, I said you Remember when I said Salaam to you? Or if man said I don't remember that you never said Salaam to me.
Sad said you remember when I came to you and this place and at that time and I said to them are they come to you? And he said no, I don't remember it.
And eventually after speaking amongst themselves earth model the allowance either and he picked up and he remembered.
And he said to us I remember now. And he started to apologize to him. And he told him I was so deeply engrossed in a thought. Trying to remember something that I forgot to even say when it comes to lamb to you.
You know, when someone you know we it's called the zombie generation, you know if you really want to get something out of your kids
Ask them to do something for you while they're sitting down watching TV or while they're on the computer behind their Facebook.
They will answer you. Same thing with your parents. By the way, if you want to get something out of your parents, just wait till they're sitting glued to a screen. And husbands and wives to
you know, if your husband's a little stingy, just go to your husband whenever he's glued to the screen and be like, Hey, can I get $2,000 I need to buy something. Yeah, sure. Go ahead.
Leave me alone.
That's not what these people were thinking about. It's not about the allowance. I said. I was trying to remember a doula that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught us to say in our times of hardship, the best.
And Sandra the Allahu anhu said, I will tell you what that is. He said, I remember when we were sitting with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we were with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and also lustleigh Salim said, shall I not tell you what the best do is to say in your times of hardship is and when the prophets I send them said that there came a bedwin and interrupted the province lies and I started talking to him about something else. And so the prophets I said, have never told them to do.
profits, I suddenly got distracted, and set the alarm on who was reminding Earth man of that gathering. And then the prophets lie Selim got up and went home and set the alarm and who said I followed the prophets lie Selim home, but I kept the distance because I didn't want to bother him.
And he said, I was hoping he noticed me behind him. And just as he was about to enter his house, adding his full auto setup, he said, I started to make some noises, I started to stomp my feet a little bit,
clear my throat, make some kind of noises so that he noticed I was right behind him
that the profits license turned around and he said, What is it? Oh, sad. Is there something that you need? sad little the law said the law you never finished telling us what the deal was. And also the loss license said the best way to say at your time of hardship is what
do I have Yunus it his
law either in case of Hanukkah in new quantum in a blinding me
that there is no god worthy of worship or unconditional obedience except for you. How perfect are you and how imperfect am I? I was from the transgressors. Verily I was from the transgressors. Can you imagine Pamela, the dude that Eunice alley his salon made from the stomach of a whale talk about an awkward place to make giant right? The stomach of a whale and calls upon a loss of hydroids Allah Allah I don't think anyone's ever called you from here before. You know someone might have called you from, from from, you know, at a time of war and in some in some gutters and you know, somewhere people have called you from all different places. But Eunice is around was calling upon a loss of
Hannah Montana from the darkness of the stomach of a whale.
But that is not contained in acknowledgment of a loss of Hannah and to Alice perfection and an acknowledgement of his own imperfection. You know what it meant? Oh, Allah I'm ready to trust you.
Just think about it. Eunice alayhis salaam and obviously units on Islam never lost, eloquent, but your understanding his Salaam gave up temporarily. And when he called upon Allah Subhana Allah to Allah with that. It was an expression of confidence and trust. I messed up, I'm ready to trust you. I trust you. Oh, Allah, you are perfect. I am imperfect. That's from Can you imagine that a man was saying that from the stomach of a whale. And 1400 years later, somewhere in the world, someone is reciting the Dr. Yunus it is Salaam Why? Because Allah subhana wa tada gave us the drought of Yunus on his Salaam as a gift.
Likewise, zecharia and his Salam is nada, Rhonda, onida and hafi. When he shouted upon, he shouted to his Lord, he cried a cry. That was silence in the community, the owner of Solomon whenever he was the prophets, lysozyme said you're not calling upon one who is or absence
with a silent prayer that was so sincere, that Allah subhanho wa Taala expose that,
for the benefit of mankind, for the benefit of everyone to come, for 1000s of years, to read the draft of Zachary on Islam to look at what he called upon Allah subhanho wa Taala with dear brothers and sisters, this shows you again, the Quran is meant to be there for us as a as a cure, a cure for distress, a cure for harm, and it heals the elements of society when we trust the guidance of the man. But whenever you have that hesitation towards Allah subhanaw taala You know, when people tell me I don't feel prayer in my heart. I don't
feel it in my heart whenever I'm praying, well, what have you filled your heart with for the last 20 years?
That's really what the question should be. What have you been putting in your heart for the last 20 years, if you've been putting it at what I best was putting in it,
then the reaction from it will be what? My boss will be allowed to align on gave. And you really want to know how beautiful the photo n is and how much of a protection the photo is. Forget it. Let's not talk about the Sahaba and the profits for a moment.
How many of you have heard of the name alma scovel, Shinn, hamara Lashkar raise your hand, but I have a whole lot to add on. Maybe some of you have read his book on Islamic creed, his series on Islamic creed, a very beautiful series on Islamic creed, probably probably the best in English. summarizing the different forms of IP that the different pillars of EMA check I'm gonna ask about him a lot to either is a beloved teacher of mine, he passed away the previous Ramadan of last year, not this year,
Rahim Allah to Allah, his brother, Mohammed Al Assad was a great scholar, and fifth also jurisprudence. And he tells the story about his mother.
was illiterate at the age of seven years old. Now, if you guys aren't paying attention, just pay attention to this part.
70 years old, she's illiterate, she can't read or write. And she comes to her kids and she says to her kids, I want to learn how to read or an and I want to memorize it.
Can you imagine a seven year old that knows how to read saying I'm going to memorize the Quran.
It's pretty extraordinary. Right? You know, the older you get the more difficult to get yet, right? I mean, usually, and by the way, when we talk about sincerity with the Quran, I'm gonna give you guys a little secret. You know, you really want to test your floss and being a student of knowledge, go memorize the Quran as an adult. You know why? Because most of the fathers around the world are her father because their parents put them in mothers when they were kids right or wrong. Very rarely will you find someone that goes and memorizes the Quran as an adult. It's extremely rare. Usually, you know, martial law, someone had good parents, and they were fortunate to have good parents that
put them that filled their brains and filled their hearts with that at a young age. But very rarely will you find that adult Why? Because when you're an adult, it's not impressive. You can't be in a gathering and say, hey, look, guys, you want to hear me recite sources. But you know,
how about sort of,
when you're a kid, your parents will say, Hey, you know, look, my son can recite sorts of chumps, go ahead. You know, and if you're like me, I have to always say, my daughter doesn't know how to recite this, and then she'll start reciting it. You know, challenge her reverse psychology. That's the only way I can make my daughter recite for an Estella. You don't know how to read.
Then she'll read. But when you're a kid, then everyone is like, you know, your parents are proud of you. But as an adult, no, I want to know some hobbies. Now I want to know some films, I want to know an odd story that people don't know about, that I can impress people with. Right, I want to be able to talk about the job. I want to be able to talk about the Djinn it's impressive in a gathering to be able to quote something on to be able to quote a strange had the, you know, the seller used to say if you seek out strange stories, then you have a strange heart.
You know, people seek out those types of things because as an adult, it's impressive to know some things to be able to talk people down. But really, when you get older, it's kind of irrelevant.
It takes a lot of the class takes a lot of sincerity. This woman is seven years old and tells her kids I want to memorize the Quran now. And I'm illiterate. So teach me how to read. So they first taught her to read the word Allah.
So they would read the for answer her and she would follow along and when she would see a lot and get excited,
say there it is. She knew how to recognize Allah.
Then they taught her the name of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Then they taught her how to read the Shahada. Then they taught her in the levina amanu.
Then they started to teach her some of the frequent phrases in the ad, and she kept on catching on and catching on and catching on. She'd be so excited once he recognized what she was reading. Once he learned how to read, she started her memorization.
Now I'm not going to tell you she memorized the Quran in one year.
I'm not going to say that. I'm going to say that this woman started off at the age of seven years old learning how to read and memorize the Quran at the age of 75 years old.
a 75 year old woman memorize the poem.
And you know what?
There's nothing sweeter. You know, because the recitation of the poor and in and of itself, this is a narration from Atma Rahim Allah also the very famous dream that he had, where he asked his creator so the person read the Koran without understanding even if they don't understand it yet, yes, they should, but they should learn understanding simultaneously. Your brothers and sisters, how many of you are a father in here raised
Your hands please I want to see some hands how many of you memorize the Quran in here? And Messiah? I know.
you memorize the Quran You're the man
any of you have memorized the Quran know that the sweetest moments of your life is when you come to us for the time when you finish your cuts on your first cuts, medical and your first completion of the quarter when you have finished memorizing the Quran and you're reading certain us
it is such an emotional moment. It is such a it is such an amazing moment, because you realize that you've just finished over 600 pages of memorization, and you're coming to sooner than us.
And so Pamela I've seen people whenever they're finishing their memorization of the Quran when they're reading suta Nast, they can't even get through it. I know she Hamas called him Allah He said that his mother took longer to read suta Nast then she took to resort to Baccarat
because of how emotional she was
just the recitation of the Quran. Just being a companion of the Quran is a relief of your heart will allow you just having its recitation always playing, just always being around it. Just always, you know, occupying yourself with the Quran is a relief in and of itself. When you can add on to that a trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala a willingness to submit yourself intellectually spiritually submit your brain and submit your heart to Allah subhanaw taala and put your trust in Allah subhana wa tada and make the poor and the reliever of your distress.
That's when you become from 100.
And I asked Allah subhanaw taala to make you an AI all of us from Allah, Allah mermin and your brothers and sisters, the prophets lie Selim did not fear. You know, the degeneration of the oma would not be when people stop reading or whenever they stop, when they stop reflecting on the poor and when they stop looking to the poor and for what it should be as a book of guidance. And the famous hadith of are they follow the allowance? The prophets lie Selim wasn't afraid that people will stop being
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells her they thought of the Allahu taala. And I'm afraid that a person would memorize the Quran and he's reciting it. But again, because of his lack of understanding, he will take a sword as a result to his neighbor, and hold the sword upon him, accusing him of being a Catholic, accusing him of being a disbeliever, meaning what he didn't take guidance from it. He didn't take mercy from it, he took harshness. He took the opposite from it. And he's accusing his neighbor of Cofer because of his recitation of the Quran, but his lack of understanding of the Quran
and our diversity, our salon who's closer to the one who's making the accusation or the accused and the prophets lysozyme said the accuser is closer to shidduch. So it's again, it's a lack of understanding also, and we need to first approach its recitation. And then we need to start to simultaneously learn to appreciate and trust Allah Subhana what's Allah and what he has given us with those stories, and I'll leave you guys with a little bit of a funny story. And mama honey follow him a whole lot to Arabic since we're talking about people who didn't understand the Koran and these extremists and things of that sort. And I'm hunting for Rahim Allah had a very interesting
encounter with the whole outage. But how odds were these people who used to recite the Quran and to a point that their eyes would become red.
They were like buzzing bees, but again, it wouldn't go past their throats. It wouldn't go to their hearts. Any mama honey Rahim Allah to Allah. They used to hate him. They wanted to kill him. So they came to him one day when he was traveling with a caravan. And they told him that, you know, they wanted they were coming to him to accuse him of Cofer. They asked him some questions. They were trying to kill him and he mamani follow him on law said, we seek protection.
We seek protection. All of a sudden, these people started to surround the man behind him along his caravan and they walked with Him reciting for and upon him escorting him to his home.
They told them what happened. And he said, Well, you know, they consider me to be Catholic. They consider me to be a disbeliever and Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, that if the disbelievers seek protection, then recite upon them and escort them to safety.
So he used it against them. And instead of being killed, he actually had them escort him and his and his caravan to his home. Their brothers and sisters, the point is honestly, like, I'm challenging each and every single one of you. And this is this is you know, a practical step from this convention. Find a for an buddy.
Find the foreign body, start memorizing together even if it's a few hours a day, read, reflect, acquaint yourself with the Tafseer of the Quran. And make sure that when you open the portal and to start reading it, you're reading it as a personalized letter from Allah subhanho it's added to you We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from
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