Channel: Omar Suleiman
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And obviously because things are a bit different, Jeff, I really want to say anything before we get started. Now hamdulillah I mean, it's been a pleasure to go through this Quran with all of you, Michelle allowed to go the reflections with Michelle Michelle law just seeing faces that I haven't seen in a while. And the best way to do it is remembering the littlest doll and sharing it with the world and hearing the beautiful compliments from you all and reading them and Michelle was just glad that we have a pardon, you know, inspiring others to reignite the Quran in the hearts of the people.
So we're gonna do things a little different today so you all will forgive us This camera has never had two people on at the same time. So you forgive us for being a little tight and snug but the frame is going to be not as professional as usual but inshallah we'll have a discussion about the most frequently recited jizz in the arm which is just and we're gonna all just stay on screen together the whole time inshallah just and have a discussion and we want to start actually with you shift yesterday because your portion that you're covering is actually the the first Revelation the first revelations of how a lot even though it's in the last, just the very first revelation to our
beloved Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So Schechner, why don't you get us started with
insha Allah, Allah he would humbly allow salat wa salam ala rasulillah about
You know, when we when we think about the Quran, and we think about, if you will, the story of the hold on and the narrative of the
last pantalla he takes us through so many valleys and so many ridges and so many planes, and we expect
lore historical accounts and legal discourse and spiritual discourse and philosophical discourse and all sorts of, you know, discourses in the portal and that really animate how we think and feel and practice and behave and consider. And, you know, sort of an ilok. This heel sutra that's nestled in the middle of the 30th of Jos.
Commonly known as sort of a club. It is a chapter that I think in the Muslim parlance, it has a quality about it that is very intellectual. So people say, Oh, we are the club, that means that we're an intellectual on Madison have read on of, you know, critical thought and analysis in Sharla. Yup, that is a quality. But I feel like something is lost on us when we take and treat sort of club in that vein, because it really is the cereal is the secret that unlocks the truth and the reality of the Quran? What is the access point? What is the critical access point? to process everything we've just studied over the past 30 days? And really, you know, have it gel with our spirits have
it's something that is, is functional in our lives? And the secret is, I believe in Swat club. Because I, I challenge and perhaps I would love to hear the machines insights on this, that it's it's not an intellectual surah it's a deeply spiritual surah and what do I mean by that?
Allah subhanaw taala sent down Sade, when edubirdie in that early moment, in that initial moment in the cave of Hara, the example the story, the incident that we are all intimately familiar with, so I won't repeat it the details. But the process I said Lem is grasped and he's grabbed, and he's held, and he's constricted by saona gbd. And, and, and, and the process lm had enjoyed being in the cave of head off for all those years and reflecting and contemplating the handoff. And, and then God comes and he shocks the system of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it was a very, you know, if you will, in many ways, distressing moment or an unsettling reality that he had
experienced. And the command that he is commanded with which is read
the response by the process, lm is, maybe thought it I don't know how to read. Now, this is not just an a negation of, of the lettered word the process, lm was not presented with, you know, exact letters of the Arabic language presented to him and told to read it was this was not like a test in an A school. This was, this was a command an injunction, to proceed to read to process and to look at the entirety of the Divine reality to read as Imam Al ghazali says, Kitab Allah he added Mr. Rokita let keytab Allah him on the book of Allah that is, that is penned in the book of Allah subhanaw taala. That is seen.
And so when the prophet SAW Selim is negating his capacity to read,
it is not a it's not an intellectual negation, meaning that, you know, I don't have the requisite intellectual tools to be able to do this. No, this is a negation of the fullness of his capacity, not just intellect, but also body and more critically, spirit, that I don't know how to actually engage this reality. You know, I don't know how to proceed forth. I'm paralyzed in my moment.
he is commanded again, you're caught up, I don't know, I don't know man. I never thought of he's negating himself negating his capacity.
And a third time, he negates and then the Prophet is told, and the revelation is sent, then becomes the essence, the spiritual and theological essence that then unlocks the doors and the gateways and opens up the true vestiges of reality. And that is when he stoled it put up bismi Robic read in the name of your Lord. And he let the article bat the letter bat in the Arabic language according to even a sham has upwards of 17 meanings. And so the letter bat a siru. The secret is actually in the letter bat, you know, so you just put bat as as as like a title of a book. And the whole story is actually behind the letter about why because it is only through the conduit of Bismillah that you
and I can ever find.
Or process or even conceive of anything, because that means it cannot be ioannina you read by the aid of Allah, you cannot be sebelah read because of Allah subhanaw taala, read by the aid of Allah, read by the support of Allah, read by the opening of Allah and read in the name of Allah. And so in the conduit of a bad ear, you want to call it that, the promise I sell them is then able to now see your clock this me Robic, Allah The Holla Holla, call in Santa menolak. You know, now Oh, Mohammed, you read. And you notice, after he was told to come up with some Arabic, there is no more negation. There's no more recognition that I am incapable no biLlahi subhanho wa Taala I am very capable, you
know. And it is it is that essential prism that I believe all of us have to internalize, because if we want to unlock the truth of the Quran, it's not an intellectual project. There are, you know, one of the things that I do is I teach a class at Harvard, there are people there who have studied Islam for decades, right for decades, and they critically analyze and they assess, and they study fit and long philosophy and theology and all sorts of things. But they haven't, they haven't read the Quran, you know, they may have read it, when you're, you know, they read it, but they haven't read it.
And, and for you and I who actually want to read the Quran, you know, we want to understand the data, we want to revel in the glory of the Quran. And not only in the book of Allah that is revealed to us the sacred text, but we want to see the macro, which is the reality of the divine revelation in creation, which is we want to perceive and understand and internalize and process then it categorically requires Bismillah B Kennedy hanoch, in the name of your Lord, the one who created you. And that's why the prophets I send them says kulu amarin diva, and you've that will be Bismillah, Allahu Akbar, every matter of concern, that does not begin with In the name of Allah,
that no, don't forget, now, the bat has many meanings to it. Anything that does not begin with that it is cut off, cut off from what? From the blood from the bark of Allah from the aid of Allah from the support of Allah, from the tofi of Allah. Allah subhanaw. taala is the one who teaches us, he shows us, he helps us to proceed, he opens up our eyes, he opens up our hearts, he gave gives us perspective, he gives us certainty. He gives us confidence, he gives us understanding. It's all a divine reality that has to then be facilitated for us. We can agonize with our minds all we want. But if there's no fat, if there is no, you know, best mela, he will always be just a function of my
very simple logical capacity. And so I pray that, you know, to that when we as we're exiting Ramadan, and we're exiting the Quran, you know, just this iteration of our going through the plan, that we take this spirit of the best smeller to govern how we read, and to bring life to the hora and because, and I'll pass off the mic with this, the surah What's the name of the surah? In the Quran? Allah Allah. Allah, Allah is a clot, lifeless, it's a clot. How do you bring life to a clot Bismillah we are all just a clot we are. This media entity that's lifeless soul is has nothing in it. It is only belied by the spirit of ALLAH by the aid of Allah, In the name of Allah that we come
to life. And so it's a powerful metaphor for if you want to engage these lettered words because you're reading letters, you're reading words, you're reading sentences, if you want life to come into these words, it's only them been nahi subhana wa tada and that's Allah Subhana Allah and your eco Luba
Zack, Allah subhana wa, that's a rich starting honestly, a rich ending to the entire series of poor and 3431 of the things I always reflect on the people is that you know, a lot of people don't know how to make do that anymore. So they're kind of waiting for someone else to make their app so I can say I mean, and when it comes to to dump on the poor and contemplating upon the arm and its meanings, you're not supposed to do tough see it as an average Muslim. But to sit with it and to Bismillah open it and open your heart to it and ponder upon it and read it very carefully. And then reflect those meanings into your daily life and bring that meaning into your daily lifestyle.
There's life and you will, you will truly find the Quran giving you life on a consistent basis and so
When we just sit together and do to debate on it, we reflect upon it, obviously we do the tough seated background of the eye out. And then we reflect on it together. This is how we're given life through this revelation element kind of made a novel, which I know
was he not done and we gave him life, the life that comes through the Quran and gives us light and the light in the heart allows us to receive the life of the plant. So it's this constant synchrony that we have to find between the two. That's probably why no shift, though, you were going to talk about swift right? And so the whole Gist I'm as is is, is tough sila, right, it's all season, you know, it truly is all succeed. And sort of the Buddha is also talking about, you know, and we know it's this long period, where the prophets lie, some does not receive revelation. After this, this moment strikes him and after some of these moments, and the profit slice of them does not get to
dictate when you beat it Islam comes from so it's not just like this Not now I can receive it. So you know, now we have a schedule would you read it has set out where you're gonna come to me every day at this time, and you're gonna give me the next chapter, it is still one on a 10. So Illa BMB rhombic, we don't come except by the command of your Lord. So the prophets lie some Nanos UBI some he misses him, and he wants him to come to him more frequently, because he needs he needs the next chapter to unveil for him so that he can take the next step in his own prophetic life and he does not want to quote a little hella, he doesn't speak or act from his own slight Salalah and he was
with the law how a law reminds the prophets lie sometimes, as he reminds us as a human, as a human creation, you were up your clot and Allah gave you life and in the case of the Prophet slicin and the revelation that gave life to the world through this example, so that the Lord has also done Hey, you know, you reminding the prophets lie sometimes it reminds the prophets lie some of his favorite of a lot upon him. Adam, he did care team and outward other Gabbana was at the guardian and so truly, we're always coming from nothingness to something this minute the umbrella by the permission and the grace of Allah subhanaw taala so check Can you share some some of your reflections on how
for us inshallah to as well no does not go okay. And we still have a lot to send out without a hula while earlier or something when when I'm about Mashallah, you hit it on the on the hit the nail on the head, I mean, Subhanallah it's really, when I think of Doha, I think of comfort, you know, last month, Allah comforting all of us. But you know, when he speaks to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam into the cell, and it's a message for all of us. And a loss of kind of data starts off by swearing by his creation. As we know Allah is the only one that has the authority to do so. But he's showing you the importance of it also shows them the ability of these created things in the last
month Allah says after our living mentorship that our gene as well I recommend there him what baja by the daybreak, as some scholars that mentioned there's different opinions of what will How would mean either it's the daybreak when it starts or it is the whole daytime or some even mentioned. So lots of law. In any case, we understand that a lot of swearing by something that he has created to show the importance of the matter and to show the greatness of that which is which he has created. Then he says what lady that said, and by the night when it grows still or when it covers you have the covers the earth in the night time is dark. So Allah subhanaw taala is swearing by two different
timeframes or two different events that take place. Then after that he may he comforts all of us, he comforts the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says Mel would cut a book at one balcatta your Lord has not forsaken you. He hasn't left you man what Doc, he hasn't left you. And he hasn't shown any distress or he hasn't. Some scholars would translation would say hate but it's more of he hasn't distressed you or showing any dislike towards you. He hasn't left you He is here and he will always be here. Subhana. So when a loss of pride of Dallas swears by these forms of creation and chosen conference and look, I am still here and I'm going to give this revelation I am unhappy. I'm the
preserver. I'm the one bismi you know in my name, all of these beautiful attributes will be showered upon you and those that take the characteristics that you exemplify within your life. So there are lots of kind of data when mentioning that he did not leave and he did not leave the purpose of the lie there was some of them and that he will never show any hatred or distress towards him. Allah subhanaw taala says we'll ask Allah to heighten that communal ruler, so to remind him, that the next life is better than that which is in the beginning or that which is an order in the past. So in understanding that the ilasik kind of without swearing by these timeframes and showing and bringing
the reality to them and reminding him to stay the course and reminding all of us to kind of love to remember the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to remember that Allah will never leave us as long as we do whatever we do. Bismillah as was mentioned before, Allah subhana wa tada continues on and he says what I saw for you
clico book out photographer, Allah spent Allah will give you and will provide for you to the degree that you will be pleased to show you that look. I will always be here don't don't ever give up Allah subhanho wa Taala is always there but to remember a shake arm I mentioned earlier when it comes to when the revelation will come, it comes the Unreal Robic it comes by when Allah subhanho wa Taala wants it and when he chooses for it to happen, so what loss of power golly continues on and he says also for your ticker aboukir Fatah alumna Jessica your team and for our now that he mentioned, you know he mentioned that he will always be there and that you will be pleased with what is coming up
next to comfort and console the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it should be a walk for for us it should be a stopping point for us to pause and say you know what? All of these things that I'm facing in my life, I should realize from what I take a step back, and when I say Bismillah as a [???] Yes, you mentioned so eloquently and beautifully you know this meet this Mohammed Bismillah and your names and your beautiful attributes to be showered upon me based on the particular context. So when you read Bismillah is for him the law ministry upon protection from the shade on all of these beautiful names and attributes. When we have that we recognize the promise of Allah is true and it
will always be there. And that's important for us to remember. Especially in times of hardship when we hear what is going on with our brothers and sisters and metalock saw in all around the world, we have to take the step back and remember and have our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala because if we didn't have Allah met today Now let's look at our messalina as opposed to a lot of it was some say when they're digging the trench you know Lola life we didn't have Allah metadata, we wouldn't be guided we wouldn't give charity and we wouldn't even pray you know, so remembering that it's ultimately with the loss of kinda with data loss with our then transitions and reminds you of the
near Mesaba, he reminds you of the previous blessings. And let me get you to get human for our did, were you not found or do we not find you? Did he not find you as an orphan. And then he he gave you a place of sleep a place of refuge for our what's interesting here is that Allah mentions for a while when he says, and he did not shelter you. He doesn't say shelter you in the Arabic language. He says for our he didn't say for our work. And what Scott has mentioned here is that a LASIK kind of went down it wasn't cost it wasn't specific to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that sheltering is for all of creation. And all of those that may find a particular situation to where
there may be sadness in their life. It's for you to remember what Allah has done. Remember that he has sheltered you and others in you escholar se wacka Vika so as he mentioned, you know said he asked and I'm one of my my my shoe and he's teaching me Arabic He said, it's just them Peru for German us a chef a little be the using of the for lack of better words, prepositions, you know, in Arabic we call hartfordshire. This is the hardest science and the hardest discipline within the Arabic language when studying it because it has so many different meanings within them. So when we see here, a loss what Allah says shelter you and sheltered with you, meaning that you bought shelter
to the companions with the hedra you know, you brought this shelter with them. So then a loss of kind of what Allah He mentioned after that, what would you the Cabal lanpher had in he found you lost and then guided in the translations we understand guided you lacking Hidaka waha diabecon He guided you and use you as a means of guidance to the people, he dieted or shot, showing the people the way not enabling them to go the way as we know about all in Nicoletta edema, but you know, he didn't even become Muslim. So we see here Subhan Allah, that the prophets are there to show the way it's up to that person to actually go the way so when a loss of power what that reminds him of his
second blessing, that he found them as part of someone that was lost, and he guided him. So you know, last month Allah says, Matt, Quinta to the D Medicaid table with an Amen Well, I can john know who I am. So last month I was saying here that the man of the tokita velocity kind of died in this [???]ty I that some would say, is that which was not there with the promise of Aloha and it was Sunday, but it was always the more head shift the answer said can you get 100 fee, you know, in the cave, he would always call to Allah subhanaw taala alone, and even some of the companions such as some scholars mentioned above, or rather the Allahu anhu and others, but last month, Allah is
reminding him of that pass and it's important for us when we see these three blessings, the first of them being that he was lost and then the second or Jessica in and for Elena and did he not find you in need, and he made you self sufficient. For ohana. ohana while others.
that he made you self sufficient, and he made you be a means of the self sufficiency for others, meaning that they were those people that had Islam, they had the blessings of Islam. So Allah soprano guys reminding them of that second, that second blessing. And then he says, For amellia team FL taco. So Allah smart Allah is telling him now, the responsibility. So as some scholars say, he reminded him of the previous blessings, to show him the blessings that are coming in the future. So now that he reminded him of these blessings, there's a responsibility just as you were on your team, but let me do the get team on for our, for a minute your team for that took off. Just as you were
like that in the past, or you are that there are those that are your team. So do not be of those that are hardest with the orphan lead tocom. What I must say, ILA for that. And also for the one that is asking, Do not shy them, or to be rude to them when they ask, you know, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned is that blessing when he said, or would you the Cabal and for her that just as you were misguided, or you were going that was lost at that time, when someone comes to ask you, and as some scholars mentioned, when they asked you about the camera, the [???]tier, or asks you about Islam, don't turn away from them, don't turn them away. So remember the previous blessings, when it comes
to people that may ask of you or may have the characteristics that you once had, because that could consume in Kabul for Manila, while I lay comfortably. You know, remember those previous blessings and do not allow those blessings to make you of those that are arrogant, and then allow us to kind of what the Allah says, Well, I must say that for that time has been much bigger for Hadith. So when a Lhasa kinda went to other dimensions, what agenda in and for overnight just as He made you, someone that was in need, and made you self sufficient, that self sufficiency, that self sufficiency that has been given to you by Allah subhana wa tada speak about it to the people mentioned the
blessings of Allah that Allah has given you. But make sure when you mention it, it is in praise of a lawsuit kinda with Donna mentioned those times that you were the your team or something that was your team like, or you are someone that was lost as many times of those that convert to Islam or those that were Muslim and they had an epiphany, they remember those days, but use that as a means don't leave the conversation with that stop Mister, you know what, if it wasn't for Allah, Matt today? No, we would not be guided. So using that as a means to praise Allah subhana wa Donna to where hopefully what we do in the future is always inshallah Bismillah R Rahman Rahim. So Mashallah,
that's a beautiful, beautiful chapter for us to remember that we should remember the blessings of Allah subhana wa gather upon us and use that as a means to thank him and to tell others to thank him to remind others to thank him as well.
So I see you drawing I'm downloading now, I hear my mind was like maybe 70 directions as he was thinking.
Okay, I'll give you a percentage of the directions. Yeah. Now, I know some how low a political Luffy CompTIA have the laws that look alone, and probably in May law, he's going to be now on your own anyway.
You know, when Sheikh Abdullah was talking about mount cut a book on Apollo, I felt that, you know, that's a very, you know, I think that's a very powerful, all the meanings are very powerful. It's, and I think that meaning is something that perhaps, resonates with a lot of us, you know, the idea of, because we feel that we feel alone, you know, we feel that we are out there kind of,
you know, not able to figure things out, and we feel distressed, whether that's the circumstances of our own home, our own lives, or just watching something like Philistine transpire, we feel, you know, my word doc got a book on my blog, you know, he not only did he not let you go, or that he turned away from you, but he hasn't cut you off. You're not cut off, none of us are cut off, you know, and, and I think that's a very powerful, theological idea to internalize the fact that Allah Allah, Allah has, has not caught us off. Allah is not away from us. Allah is not, you know, disregarded us hash and if you are not lost count, Allah is very present. how young are you? Right?
And, and I think that, you know, as we're journeying through this journey on the hold on and journey of life,
you know, the, the critical narrative that ensures that these, these Miami these meanings are is are very present in our hearts, ease that very humble connectedness to Allah subhanho wa Taala because, you know, the best mela, the best manner was commanded
In the context of humility, what I mean by that is, it was after the process alum was physically humbled by Satan IGBT intellectually humbled by citizens would be not to say that he was arrogant has a license, but there was a type of
humbling process where for you to actually receive revelation, you have to be categorically negated. So the promise I sent him was fully humbled emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually and physically. So when he was in that fully humble disposition, he was still okay, say, Bismillah.
You say Bismillah. And, and that's important, because I don't want us to say Bismillah, but we're still like, we're still in our heads. And, you know, we're still really charged up here. You know, I mean, like, we have our ideas. We have our perspectives, we're moving at 1000 mph, and then like, showhomes essaybest. Nice. Oh, okay. Bismillah and then, you know, you're still No, no, you got it, you have to stop. You have to really humble yourself. You have to actually negate yourself. You have to say, okay, you know, I don't what do I know? What do I know about life? I hear I i've been agonizing over my, my my circumstances at home for all these years. But I really humbled myself, to
the divine reality, to the color and the color of Allah subhana wa Tada. And so, you know, as we're trying to, to really journey through life, fully aware and conscious with a disposition of taqwa, really conscientious of what's happening around us, and also having that warmth, and that feeling that Allah is close to me and has never caught me off. Then, you know, the the precondition to the best manner is a disposition of profound humility. We have to lower ourselves to Allah, we have to negate ourselves, we have to stop relying upon ourselves. Don't rely on your logic. Don't rely on governments don't rely on circumstances don't rely on your finances don't rely on your thoughts
certainly don't ever rely on your feelings probably one of the most devastating things that we can do is rely on our feelings or trust our feelings. And it's it's the greatest inherit inhibitor from humility and from the from them stuff from the key of the best manner. So that you that humility, I pray will help us really, you know, find the the prism of the best manner, opening up every possible purview, not just on a personal life on that level, but that we can even look at Philistine through a divine lens and that it nourishes our souls and gives us fortification and confidence and then compels us to get up and be in existence. How Bella was noting the under suitable has about Okay,
you gotta get up and go You gotta work you know, comfort and comfort woman Layla kalila stand, pray stand call stand and be existant the person I send them Hama lamea called you know, at the beginning beginning of revelation he was definitely different is arminianism Maloney but then he was commanded to stand with me are called solo and he was
probably we didn't plan it this way. But um, my reflection actually builds on on the reflections that you're having, I think before before I even start like isn't anytime you measure the prophets lie Selim against any trait,
you find them to have the best of it and sometimes we might not make those connections. So for example, fatal comenta animal or animal Allah, the greatest blessing a person can have from our perspective is to learn the poor, right and then to teach the poor and the prophets lie Some said the best of you are those who learn the poor and then teach it there's no greater gift than guidance and so giving guidance right and Allah gives guidance through you of course in that regard but the Prophet sly seldom was taught the poor by shadow the poor through to beat it has set up and look how the profit slice and I'm took that blessing and dedicated himself to giving it to the world right so
allow me a dedicated team and for our what would you rather go blonde ninja like it's more material for example, when you think are easier to quantify I think about like the way you took care of the orphans I use a lot of stuff like he really responded. You know, his whole life even before revelation was so lost like sometimes loved the a time he loved the orphans because he was an orphan so it wasn't like he wasn't acting on that blessing him and Khadija love the law and
the prophets like someone because usual will be alone. I know we're known right for the way they were taking care of the orphans. I mean, look at look at Zane little the a lot of time. I know though he wasn't an orphan, even a lower position in society and orphan and a slave and the prophets lie sometimes, you know, he was he was given Xena through the house of the profit slices on wealth and self sufficiency and beyond just kathrada beyond just taking him in the profit slice, adopted him and loved him and taught him in that regard some how to less of the profit slice on
acting on these blessings, he was a grateful person, as you said very, very truthfully, that he didn't need to be humbled out of a sense of like an arrogant person being humbled, but to be open to the full capacity to receive revelation. And so the one where that really shows is what which other Cal ball and
you were seeking, and Allah guided you. So look how the profit slice on took this quarter on and then tried to give it to the world through speech and through action, I use a lot to sit on for that I'm gonna come back here in a sec gotta
like, like Subhan Allah to a point where you're going to hurt yourself or hurt. It's like you're so grieved so deeply grieved about their destiny now about them receiving the warning properly receiving the glad tidings properly receiving this revelation properly. So the way he channels that I use a lot with some so beautifully, when I was gonna reflect on some analyze that
the Koran if you have not fully come to appreciate, and we can never come to really fully appreciate the blessing of how coherent the Quran is. Because sometimes it just, it hits you when you're reading it over and over and over again.
Just as not random. Like, it's not like not just every sort of connects to each other, and it tells a story, but just basically packs the entire 29 absorb that come before the 29 chapters that come before it. And here is here is your your your simplified guide, right, like everything comes back now that you've read all this, here's your reminder. So how does how does the poor and start after a fatty elephant I mean, Daddy could Kitab Nelly Buffy This is the book in which there is no doubt How does just I'm gonna start, I'm gonna add to salad what I didn't know. But what are they asking about? They're asking about this, this very consequential, great news that's coming to them that's
telling them about the reality of that which they see. And the reality of that which they don't see a lot of tasks than with that. And that's, you know, and basically this news dropped the poor outcomes, and it sends society into a scramble, right? Because now you have to respond to this news. Alevtina, you don't want to be late. Those who believe in the unseen were up on a slur and they established the prayer and what do we find wavering in Muslim knee and Latina Hama Ancelotti himself. Allah warns the people who pray and just those who are forgetful in their prayers other than your own om their own in their own, they, they show off with their prayers, and they're not
just inhibited from receiving the full meaning of prayer, but they are inhibitors to others receiving the blessings that prayer is supposed to unlock within a person. So the connection of the labor the believer in the belief in the unseen to now establishing the prayer where you'll clean water for women mothers have now gone and they spent on this message they invest, they give of their wealth of themselves of their families of everything for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala retorted Lake about a reckless vehicle
the greatest response that you can have to Revelation right, he does not do anything.
Well, now you can model it you know that when we talk about the the person who tried to buy himself out of things, his money cannot avail him whatsoever. Right so the Ebola hubs of the world the Abuja has of the world their money did them no good waiting on liquidity who has attended masa woe to those people who thought that they could get away with their wealth and their connections with a little bucket? Well the Allahu taala and he does none of this he spends everything he has for what innovative Oh, he won't be it I know whether Sophie are seeking the pleasure of his Lord the most time and Allah will please so it's like you have the manifestation of of Wilbekin will the law on
one so today a lady you know wanted to lay up Monticello remember I was at Malibu well Edina Nora be mount Lindsay that lake those who believe in that which came before you in the habit of a sort of Buddha, so heavy Ibrahim Alamosa. So within
this is in the previous books, this same message has been embedded in the words of Abraham and Moses peace be upon upon them. It has come through the ways of the prophets and the scriptures that came before the same message over and over again to believe in Allah and the Last Day and to exert yourself in that regard. And so how about what is the what does Allah do in the beginning, he categorizes people, categorizes the believers categorizes the disbelievers categorizes the hypocrites. And what does the law tell us that the disbelievers are going to do? The ones that insist on their disbelief? So I know him and autohome eminent under home law, you know, you warn
them or you don't warn them, they're still not going to believe the first example last point I gives us in Japan.
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Interested in purifying yourself and being guided to your Lord and so you'll have the all the loss of hundreds, but all knights and Cobra and he gave him all the science right? But one of the last times I say so well
I'm not on there all night, you know and so you warn them or you don't warn them they're not going to believe so what is their own respond? I can remember when I saw them awesome as well as a hash off another for color analog bakuman like literally a madman, a madman, Allah gives us their own as a madman in this like, are you crazy, he immediately instead of being purified he to the point that he says I am your Lord the most time instead of
item reward the most. Like the opposite of that. So panelist looks like that's your that's your example there. And then finally, like from a CEO perspective, the two most highlighted personalities right? to a point that there are sources that are very clearly about them.
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People you know, that will take this reminder, expand themselves to it and so Allah will expand them individually and expand the oma further expand the blessings and the victory will be sama through them. Lux says to the profits by selling was that enough second that in the DNA of your own beloved that he will actually you read on our watch
early on throughout the Quran. Keep patient O Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam with those people that call upon Allah day and night, they have listened to this revelation. They want this revelation. They want to grow with this revelation, to grow and to grow, to grow within and to grow outside of themselves to grow and to grow. right the way that you're talking about with a patient with those people doesn't matter. If they don't have status. Allah will give them status through this court.
And what is the law tell us how long eivissa to Linda and Joe when are you rica land level? Yes.
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lowest person from these superficial standards and society I've logged in on my terminal the allotted time I'm a person of low economic status and disability looked down upon in every way and it comes to the profit slice on while the profit slice I'm speaking to these elites who have shut their hearts to the revelation.
And Allah says one minute Greek Allah Allah who is second he was coming to you to be purify focus on him.
Allah honored of the love No McDermott will be a lot of time on this juice right puts them up on this high pedestal to the point of the Prophet slice I'm gonna say welcome to the one on whose behalf a lot admonished me like what an amazing person you are the prophets lights on elevates him because he was elevated through the Quran. And then what happens I will have
the one who stood up in the very beginning of curse the Prophet slice
and said me you perish. Allah humiliated, the most honorable man in society from those superficial standards put him down, sealed his his fate and sealed his name. With this with this belief in rebellion until the end of times, remember that the revelation started with the profit slice
or the revelation to the public the province I'm standing on suffer calling the people that have stood up and proud arrogance and challenge the messenger so the lies that no one was with the profit slice them that day except for it will be a lot of time
as a panel, that's how the Dow of the profit slice I'm started. So, what ends one of the last surahs with now what happens when I have parishes of Buddha remains in a state of regret and remorse and a state of punishment because of the way that he did not take the sport and seriously.
So we and you know what with with obviously festetics Villa, when you hear the Quran being recited, seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala from anything that will get in between the dungeon knotty oneness, the human devils, the jinn devils, the whispers, the distractions, the wealth, the palaces, the superficial titles, seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala and so the Quran ends with right stare
It begins with it and ends with seeking refuge and Allah subhanaw taala to whom there is no escape from except to there is no refuge from Allah except to Allah subhanaw taala so we escalus pans out to make us amongst those that that receive the Quran and that are given life through the portal and give life through the Koran and make us those people have
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are internalizing [???] Homer said a lot of very beautiful things right now and in terms of taking us through kind of the types of people who engage the book of Allah who engage revelation, how we process how we think of it. And, and, and, and the buttoning up of the story, if you will, is what he ended off with, which is the refuge. You know, and really, it's so beautiful, that Allah subhanaw taala and this entire very powerful narrative of the Quran with all of its machinations, and he ends off by telling us, always be in my I will always be in my refuge, always come and seek Me and find your comfort with me. Find your protection with me. And, you know, we spoke about you know, the best
manner, being this this this, this prism, this gateway into my alpha into knowing, and the humility that we take in that in using and utilizing that prison. But then it's a journey that must be in the refuge in the divine refuge. You know, we can never really be alone in this world. And we can never be alone in the afterlife, we always know need his refuge, we need his comfort. We need his protection jeffie una Aloma Lata Kilner Isla and fusina. perfetta is our condom in they're like, Oh Allah do not relinquish us to ourselves, even for the blink of an eye are less than that. So you know, as we're exiting this time in our journey through the 30 edges up, please make sure that what
you take away is number one, I really know nothing.
I really understand very little.
Perhaps my feelings that have been cultivated within me over the years, my ideas of morality, my ideas of justice, my ideas of virtue, my views of good and bad, right and wrong, perhaps he's all been just, you know, subjective, relative developments over just the time that I spend going to school, going to work, whatever living in society consuming media. And now maybe I take a far I take a decision, I make a decision to say, Okay, I'm going to completely humble myself in front of the Divine. I'm going to latch on to the his reality, say Bismillah as a, you know, as a permission, say, Allah be, you know, Peacemaker, I entered, I entered into this world of the quota and by your
name will lie by your permission, and by your aid. Because of you, I'm surrendering to this reality. And then as you're going throughout the journey, how do I seek your refuge, I see, I seek your comfort, I seek your security. And when you envelop yourself, you know, outwardly with divine refuge, and inwardly with the best manner, as a spirit that's driving you. I believe that you know, we can soar through this dunya by using the law heeta Allah and we can not only make sense, because you see, the prophesies. Initially, he was just trying to make sense of things. You know, was he not? was not the case more than or was he not just trying to make sense, he was going to vote her
out to make sense. But what he exited what he exited, does a lot with suffering far more profound than just having now the ability to understand what would you the Cabal, that means found you seeking and so we gave you guidance, but he gave him much more than that. He gave him purpose, he gave him identity gave him now a mission, a driving force, and an unwavering, you know, commitment to the path of the Divine. And that's, that's, that's the difference between hida and washed, you know, rushed is when you are you know, I liken it sometimes to people like this way see, it's one thing he has to know that guidance exists or to know that that's the pathway or to have been on the
path and off the path etc. But to be rush it to be on the path of rushed is that you're on the path firmly grounded you know, your feet are not going anywhere. You're fully confident you know exactly where you're going. It's unwavering it's profound they can throw anything at you you know all for you every offering threaten you with every threat Allah if you put the sun in my right in the moon my left I'm not gonna leave this that's the reality of rushed and so perhaps the most I said he entered in seeking he day and he received you know push the receive you know a profound reality and that's what's in store for us. You know, we want we come to Ramadan I think with a very low bar of
will put on the bed like we love Give me health. Give me a family. Give me more
100 now yada yada, I love talking to Jimmy and but there's something far greater for us. And we'll lie there's something far greater for us than just emotional well being. Don't let don't lower your bar so much. There's something far more profound than just understanding clarity. There is a rush there is a driving force a purpose, to live through and towards and that's why the prompts I send them was able to give and to give not just to this his generation, but to give the to the entirety of creation in a Yeoman Deen and that's Allah Subhana Allah that He makes us a truly organic people and they truly edek people because the themes of pain are
the prophetic orientation right? And so it's it's a prophetic reality that is you know, immersed in the Quranic spirit May Allah bless us all with that yellow monotony
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Allah it's been it's been a journey and I think you know with with everyone we just you know we hope in the nighttime that you will continue to stay connected to the poor and throughout
last one Milan we had after Milan was over we did keeping connected with a plan for a month you know, we did some things there as well
you know, and the reality is to Pamela that it's very easy to kind of fall off now right but you know, the way that you ensure is just like right after eat you get back to fasting six to one you finish it all Bonham get back to your show on how to or your next cut and whether it's gonna take three months to three months, four months whatever it is, but let me let me start out if not mean that he could tell but only Buffy once again and get back at it and revisit these lessons you know, some of this
I don't know you just need to come here I think next year so yes, first of all, you we have a commitment next year over 30 inshallah, okay, so let us win season three insha Allah Allah gives us life he shall see as I brought him here if I give him a commit on cameras know
from you that you're not going to leave us till July I'm not to come join Yeah, no inshallah next year we'll do do much earlier written about this. I mean, given the fact that it's called I'm 3430 so you need a minimum of 30 seasons because you
the 30th anniversary of the 3030 I just think
it'd be our children
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you never know you know, Allah is generous plasma share so yesterday I taught will be back in sha Allah next year for leg gives us life and the ability to do so. We're on three for 30 but I honestly want to share with everyone revisit these lessons frequently like so just like you're not going to do on only a normal bomb revisit these lessons for like this just I'll probably go back and watch this one a few times honestly just to fully perceive what what both of you shared because it was really profound and impactful so you know I hope this this just just doesn't get lost No.
After the 27th night everyone kind of takes it easy no like by the way all of you that are watching and have been part of this share this this this inshallah tie this particular reflection and tell people to engage in the nighttime go back and engage the lessons from the various Messiah that we've had a lot of Grameen chick Abdullah and keep connected inshallah keep connected and keep making your app and we hope in the nighttime that we will, we will continue to you know, we'll take a few days off inshallah, let's say from below, relax or even but no will continue inshallah, try to do as much as we can, inshallah, keep connected with the appian community that's online, we really appreciate
your support and we appreciate your your eyes. We appreciate all the support that you've given him to develop I mean, we appreciate the comments that you've sent in. And you know, we ask for your derives for for everyone on the team and sha Allah Tana Schiff. Yes, him his whole family in Chicago, those whole family, my family, all the all the people behind the scenes
I have shared about, you know, brother Posey, who was actually you know, producing
you know, the the meeting Hamlet's license series and his father passed away. So how am I 27 Hold on, hold on, I mean, that that's really something, you know, Bella, have mercy on him. And, you know, he's, he's one member of this team. And there's a bunch of people that have been producing
these different series and a bunch of people that have been producing curriculum and working on engineering and creative make their own police for all their families, and of course, make their art for oxa for your brothers and sisters for our brothers and sisters that are striving and struggling all over the world. And inshallah, as we wish everyone, you know,
To to finish Ramadan strong take advantage of these very last moments and we wish you a bless it eat. We also want to want to you know, once again impress upon everyone keep it oxa and the people have an officer these Morabito in in your drop and inshallah with that ship yes sir Can I ask you to close us off in the nighttime it's our last session of the 31st draft for our brothers and sisters and ups on for a draft for all of us to also keep connected to the plan after
spin it lets everyone raise your hand because when you raise your hand
in the lie is to hear near the home so flung hot button allies, you know shy to allow our hands to descend without having put something in them. So we pray in this room in our humble disposition with our hands raised as beggars to Allah subhanaw taala
hamdulillah in Hungary learning Wahid unfavourable, Samad, Allah The Lumia dweller, mula dweller mucuna, who coupon Ahad Allahumma salli, wa Sallim, wa barik, ala Sayyidina Muhammad infinite what enough in alkylene finma in Anna la almondina Allah we come to you in these last remaining moments of Ramadan, we come to in this sacred time, a time that you have destined and decreed as being sacred and beloved to you, your Allah we come to you as humble servants, asking you by your infinite wisdom in her boundless mercy in your beautiful grace to shower us, our families, our loved ones, and this oma with your manifest in beautiful mercy Allah keti yada, yada he asked you to envelop us
in your mercy and your tranquility. And your a lot of y'all A lot of people have been you are subtly graceful one. And we ask you Allah to exact your looks upon all of us. Yola, we come to you in this month, and we have all sorts of difficulties and realities that we are struggling with in inwardly and outwardly. We have difficulties and issues that are weighing heavily upon our hearts and our minds and our souls, and heavily upon our communities and our societies. And we ask you, Allah, the One who brought
relief to your profits, we asked you to bring us relief, to bring us wellness, to bring us Schieffer to bring us healing and to grant us tofield success. Y'all Allah here cut me off man we are Rahim we asked you to make the quarter and the spring of our hearts and the light of our chests. Yeah, Allah make us a truly chorionic people who live by the Quran and who die by the Quran who are motivated by the Cold War inspired by the man who contemplate the Quran who memorize memorize the Quran, who live by it and die by it and are resurrected with it to Allah allow it to be our nice in the afterlife. Allow the Quran to be our close companion in our graves. May the Quran be a shafia for us on the Day
of Judgment. Allah Karim we ask you to envelop us in the prophetic reality allow us to truly be a prophetic people who live in the way of the walking call and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam allow us to walk his walk and talk his talk and behave as he behaved and act as he acted and have his beautiful character. So Allahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah fortify our hearts and our minds and our spirits the way that you fortified his heart and his mind and his spirits on the level I think he was held on you're allowed to make Islam amen and yes and beautiful in all of our hearts, and beautiful in all of our children's hearts and allow the guiding principles of the Quran and the
Sunnah. And the reality of the Quran and the Sunnah, the way of Mohammed Salah life said and to be what animates and informs and dictates every single thought action and behavior in all of our lives, in our homes, in our hearts, in our institutions, our organizations, our messages our nations, our oma and the entirety of the creation yet Allah He I could email to him and my aim, we asked you, Allah to bless our organizations, our institutions to allow your pain to truly be a prophetic orans organization, an institution one that truly seeks to serve your deen and attain your pleasure. You know, Allah bless every single person who works in this space. Every single person who has
volunteered every single person who's donated every single person who has shared something, or has advocated for something yet Allah, we ask you to elevate the rank of every single person who seeks to serve your dunya Allah and we ask you to use us for your deen and choose us for your deen guidance and guide through us and make us a source of guidance for others. And then I see a lot we asked you to grant and masjidul AXA sacredness and sanctity. One that is palpable in a way that everyone around it will tremble. Your law you are l Kirby or al Motta, and you are the almighty one
You know the happy path what is transpiring, the reality of what's transpiring in that land, and the aggression and the oppression and the abuse and the evil that is transpiring on that land that desecration of your sacred Allah. Enter up with activate, validate your abouna homie, you are the lord of that house. And the house has a Lord that will protect it we ask you to protect and mosquito officer and our brothers and sisters in a mosquito upset and around a mosquito Aqsa and allow the international community to see how evil what is transpiring, there is and uses all Allah have good hearts and good minds and good conscientiousness you're allowed to to serve your need and to serve
your sacred sanctuary see Allah use us use us and do not replace us use us and do not replace us protect our brothers and sisters across the world east to west that our little brothers and sisters our brothers and sisters in Kashmir and our brothers and sisters in India, our brothers and sisters in Yemen our brothers and sisters even had our brothers and sisters in the vagina Stan, our brothers and sisters in the Balkans, our brothers and sisters from east to west, the ones that we know and the ones that we do not we ask you to protect them and to envelop them in your sacred grace and mercy and love and to read this world of tyranny and oppression and a vile, vile, evil abuse yet
Allah Karim er Rahmani r Rahim. We asked you Allah to grant us a hostname fita a beautiful ending to this Ramadan, and a host of heat and a beautiful ending to our lives your Lucha Kareem and allow the pate the happiness that the prophets I seldom spoke about to be the one that envelops us at the end of Ramadan. and grant us your Allah the greatest of joy and the greatest of happiness. And that is a level that nobody Isla Ji could carry. The day that when we all meet we are Allah we ask you to be to allow that to be the greatest moment of our lives when we the beatific vision when we see you. Allah here can even grant us that reality Allah here could email me or him or Selena Hamada CD now
and in hamdulillah Hello, beloved.
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The benefit of that sort of coming together to learn is not merely the imparting of information and the receiving of information or the discussion that takes place, it's people coming together to feel that tranquility from Allah, and to also feel like they can talk about a lot in a safe and a thoughtful space. And we've structured these conviction circles over the period of a semester so that these modules actually take into consideration that student's schedule, so that you feel like there's something that you're working towards every time you start a module. And by the end of it, you feel like you've gained some literacy in that topic. And at the same time, you've identified the
proper parameters that are given to us through the tradition as to how we should look at these issues. And you also have some mature discussion and the bonding that takes place through that mature discussion with other classmates and other students that probably have the exact same concerns and the exact same questions about our tradition. Our goal is not just to have a place for critical thinking, we also want to encourage self reflection. This is not just some sort of intellectual playground this is meant to be a camp for self development, because we believe that Yep, being that conviction directly leads to contribution.