Preservation Of The Quran
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We have gathered here today to mark the completion of the memorization of the holy book
by three other students.
Why should this be such
a momentous occasion?
Why should we attach any significance
to these three young children
the memorization of a book?
The answer is,
as many of the
speakers before me have clearly mentioned.
The reason is that this is part of the miracle of the holy quarter.
Last season, sort of a hedge
in anachronism, the vicar what you know the hula, half of all,
we have revealed
the admonition the remembrance of
what in Allah Allah have withdrawn and surely we
will most assuredly goddess, we will preserve it.
Allah has taken on a personal responsibility
and an individual undertaking
that he will guard and preserve the or own, from falsehood from distortion, from erosion, and from disappearance.
That is a last promise.
And throughout the 14 centuries, since the pronouncements of these verses by the sort of law, some of the law dealing with
has continued to witness the fulfillment of this miracle in every area
of inhabited lands, in all kinds of different cities, in Muslim lands and non Muslim lands. Until today, we continue to witness this miracle.
To put things into perspective,
let's look at memorization. How easy is it to memorize things?
People ask us for our phone.
How many of us can remember our own phone number, especially not the landline, but with
a mobile number that stores your given number and very few people have any need to actually
continue to memorize a number and pass it around. Especially if you change it frequently. Surely, if you've kept it for a few years and fine people remember
if you obtained your number or changed it recently, even a few weeks ago, how many people know that number of hearts
I'm actually able to record it without going into their own settings.
Fine many people can.
That's one phone number.
How many of us can remember a number of phone numbers?
It's mentioned that Einstein, despite being the genius that he was,
throughout his whole life, he was never able to remember his phone.
He used to always rely on the operator to link him to his line, that's all.
Of course, he could remember what he needed to.
But that's the amazing nature of memory.
How many of us can memorize a single page
in a language that we understand
and not only memorize it, but then preserve it in our long term memory?
over many, many years,
how many of us can do math
in a language that we understand, in fact, let's make the challenge even easier.
Forget a page of any random book, or someone else's work and writing. How many of us can write a few couplets, a few lines, or a paragraph or a story of our own production, of our own invention, our own composition? This is a product of our own mind. These are our thoughts and words, imprinted on the paper.
How many of us can memorize our own few words? And remember,
singers, artists and performance
even though they produce their songs and their
music in studios,
many of them when they perform in fact, the clear majority of them, they are unable to remember their own
word own songs own couplets in their entirety, and they do not feel confident enough to rely on their own memory. But often, they mimic, to backstage music.
And these are the artists who have rehearsed and repeated their own songs and how long is a song? How long is a poem? How long are a few couplets?
How many of us can memorize a shopping list?
No exaggeration. I'm giving you these examples to put the memorization of the perspective.
Many of us cannot remember in correct detail what we had for breakfast.
We rely on notes on pen and paper for almost everything, we are totally reliant on months.
We can't even remember a simple shopping list.
Despite having a hungry stomach, and an actual need for certain household goods and items,
of groceries, etc. When we go to the shop, we're actually roaming around the aisles, jogging our memories trying to remember what was that thing that I was supposed to get?
We can't memorize a simple shopping list.
In contrast to this
memorization of our own into perspective,
a book in a totally foreign language, whose single letter a child does not understand
not one word even even a letter the child cannot understand.
the very reading and the liturgical reading and the pronunciation itself took very long to acquire and to master.
And despite all of that efforts, the child girl or boy can despite being very sharp, and despite having a good memory, and a good brain at that young age, does not understand a single word of it. And yet that child with ease with flow, with simplicity, along with their education in school, their playtime that time spent with their family, their time spent outside in just two, three hours in the evening over the period of two or three years.
That same young child, along with everything else, is able to memorize approximately 9000 lines of Arabic text of a language that they do not understand the single letter.
And they are able to remember it and repeat it.
Put that into perspective. And we're not talking about one child, two children, three children.
These are three children here.
At the same time,
in this city,
in this country, in Europe,
in on this continent, in other continents, and throughout the world, we don't have 123, a few score a couple of 100, a few 1000, or even a few hundreds of 1000s. And having been in that we can say that confidence irrefutably that right now, there are millions upon millions of young children memorizing the same
all over the world.
Allah subhanho wa Taala said, I will preserve the poor.
And how has he preserved.
That is a raging argument in academia
does not have ancient manuscripts.
For all of the Scriptures,
and the authenticity of other scriptures is widely accepted, even in academia, despite the fact that manuscripts preserved complete manuscripts of the Scriptures
can only be traced back to many, many centuries after their original composition.
So it's believed about a certain book or scripture that this scripture goes back 3000 years, or two and a half, 1000 years.
And yet the oldest completes manuscripts of that scripture, instead of going back 25 centuries, only goes back nine centuries. And yet the authenticity
and the historicity of that scripture is widely accepted even in academia.
Very unfairly, when it came when it comes to the forearm, different standards are imposed, different, very stringent conditions are imposed on the holy body in order to accept its authenticity. And the argument was,
a couple of years at Well, a couple of decades ago, the arguments was that we do not have authentic manuscripts of the holy book that go back
to even the 10th century CE II on the Common Era, ie the third century of Islam. So the argument, the common arguments raised by a number of academics was that there is no authentic copy of any manuscripts of the urn.
Prior to the third century of Islam, this was the argument a couple of decades ago. And then gradually, over the past few decades, as more and more manuscripts are being shown and produced and from all over the world.
That date kept on being pushed back, then it was okay, we now accept that they are authentic manuscripts of the holy book, from the ninth century called the Common Era, ie the second century of Islam,
or at least less half of the second century. And then, but there is nothing before that. And then 100 in law, more and more manuscripts came into lines, they were checked cross reference, rigidly, investigated, rigorously investigated. And it was now accepted that the there are authentic manuscripts of the holy book to be found evil, the second century of Islam and then but nothing earlier and then go back further and further until relatively recently it was accepted that okay, we do find authentic mention of the Holy Koran and it's vs. At towards the end of the first century of Islam.
And then just recently in the past few months, I believe it was in the month of May or June.
So in the month of May, an article was published in one of the academic journals, which showed that there are some folios from an authentic manuscripts of the holy war. With radiocarbon dating, the latest that they have marked the date of that authentic folio from manuscripts of the Koran is the latest I it could possibly be even earlier. But the latest is
646 ce, ie 14 years after the Hydra hombre sobre la. So let's say 14 years after the passing away of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 24 years after the hedra ie during the time of say you the mouth monograph fan or the alarm. But the important thing is that's as far as manuscripts are concerned. But the Muslims have always said that for us. The Koran is not a written tradition. It's an oral tradition.
And the manuscripts only ratify, prove and confirm what is contained in the hearts of men.
Allah has revealed himself says that the Quran is not a written tradition.
Allah says what Malcolm did that room in public human Kitab to be meaning
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Allah says, addressing the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you are not one a messenger of Allah to recite any book you are not able to read any book before this, and nor were you able to write with your right hand. If that was the case that you could read and write even LeVar Burton will cling on then surely those who seek to spread falsehood would have surely doubted me. But who this Are you the it Are you the forearm is what I atambayev not clear versus fuseli Levine or two men in the positions of those men or those people who have been given knowledge?
Allah says the poor arm is not so much a written tradition, as it is an oral tradition.
This is why in muckety muck karma, the Quraysh repeatedly asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, oh Mohammed, if you wish us to believe in you as a true messenger, then produce for us a book in between two covers,
whose paper we can touch.
If you can produce a book for us, between two covers, whose papers we whose paper we can touch, we will believe it.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not have a state of the province of the law, it was on them what not mineral,
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and we will never believe in you O Muhammad, until you rise to the heavens and you come back down with a book that we can read. If you do that we will believe in you.
When he went to Makkah, when he went to Medina, after
the people of Medina said the same as last age just to look at a bit Internazionale
a messenger of Allah the People of the Book, they demand or they asked of you that you reveal and bring down to them a book,
a Minister, Mr. Bhatt from the sky. So the people of Makkah said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam produced a book for us between two covers, and we will believe in you. When he went to Medina, the people of Medina said, Mohammed produce a book for us between two covers, and we will believe in you, despite the constant demands of the people of Makkah, and the people of Medina, for a written book between two covers whose paper they could touch. And if that book was produced, they would believe despite these incessant demands, Allah never revealed a book between two covers off paper, rather, a law sensitivity analysis.
And gibreel alayhis salaam didn't just plant the words in the mind of the holy messengers on the law legal system and depart now he would sit with him and he would read and they would actually revise their own with each other.
The oral tradition and this traditional method of learning and memorizing the Quran by rows of teacher instructing the student the students sitting in front of the teacher, learning this principle, this tradition was established, first of all by the Messenger of Allah and God
and it continued
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to his students and his students to his to their, their students and their students to their students. And subsequently today, and this tradition continues all over the world, including.
This is a chain that goes back to the sort of last.
for Muslims, Muslims have always said, the Koran is not so much a written tradition as it is an oral tradition, the written tradition is merely a confirmation. supplementary evidence is merely complementary confirmation of what is contained in the hearts of the Muslims, the holy.
Allah said, I will preserve the Quran and the men the method and the manner in which Allah decided to preserve the holy for an wasn't through writing, even though that is there. As I mentioned earlier, this was a point I was trying to make, that Allah has preserved, but not so much through the written tradition, even though that is also there.
Time after time, different dates have been set. That Oh, there is no documentary evidence of manuscripts of the Holy Quran before the third century of Islam. And gradually, these dates have been pushed back further and further until now, as a latest date marked by radiocarbon dating. We are being told that
it may be impossibly earlier, but at the latest, we have manuscripts of the Koran dating from the time of Stephen Ellis monograph found that
there are approximately 250,000 minimum manuscripts of the Holy Quran throughout the world 250,000.
In Germany, during the 1930s,
a team of German academics and orientalist that embarks on a project of gathering manuscripts of the
ancient manuscripts. Remember, we're not talking about the printed word, we're not talking about printed editions and printed copies. We're talking about ancient manuscripts that were handwritten.
They embarked, a team of German orientalist embarks on a project of collecting manuscripts from all over the world.
In the 1930s,
the project was still running. But they had managed to collect 40,000 manuscripts 40,000, all different of the holy books.
Some of them were original manuscripts, originals, many others were copies of the original manuscripts, photos.
Unfortunately, the despite the diligence work of the German academics, because this project was being carried out in the 1930s, and in the early 1940s, the whole building, including all the 40,000 manuscripts, as well as many of the academics, or became a casualty of the Second World War, and there have been lost to history. However,
the work was still continuing. But the most remarkable thing is
that of the 40,000 manuscripts that they were studying, it was an ongoing project. But the one conclusion they had come to was that there was no difference between 40,000 manuscripts.
And even now, like I said, there are there is a minimum
number of 250,000 manuscripts of the holy minimum.
But for the Muslims, this is merely a confirmation. And this is merely complimentary evidence of the oral tradition of the Holy Quran.
And what is that oral tradition?
This is the oral tradition.
Allah subhanho wa Taala
made an individual undertaking and took on a personal responsibility of guarding and memorizing of guarding and preserving the holy book.
And what was the manner and method in which the last panel with and I chose to preserve the holy war?
through books now, through paper no
through ink. Now,
the manner in which law has Origen chose to preserve the Holy Quran. And to illustrate his miracle is by the hearts of millions and hundreds of millions of children throughout the centuries.
That children's the hearts of young children are the repositories of the holy power of the word of a large pan of water.
put that into perspective,
would like to mention something else regarding arm and why we are here today to commemorate the completion of the plan by these three little children.
Do you know
we like to see young people Excel,
not just young people, we like to see adults Excel.
When somebody achieves something,
we wish to celebrate that accomplishment. We wish to reward them. We wish to commend them. This is why we have awards, we have ceremonies.
We have announcements.
We have declarations.
We have applause.
And we applaud people for their achievements.
People are made to feel worthy and worthwhile and rewarded for their efforts. And for that hard work.
Very young children seek rewards and they also seek recognition, so to adults, and we see that in everything.
A child gets a good grade.
And the teachers, the parents, the schools, they wish to award them, they wish to recognize them. They wish to commemorate their achievements. We do that in every single field for both children as well as adults.
There is immense rivalry and competition
in what we do, as human beings, both as children as well as adults.
We want the best for our children.
We want them to go to the best schools to receive the best education to attain the best grades. To climb the career ladders of the best professionals.
We want to give them the best chance in life.
And we work hard for that. And in order to achieve that there's immense rivalry and competition and one upmanship and outdoing and vying with each other amongst parents, as well as the children.
We have certain careers that we believe to be very prestigious.
some of the most prestigious careers are not necessarily the most financially rewarding.
And some of the most financially rewarding careers
have no prestige whatsoever.
In fact, a few weeks ago, I read an article, some of you may have come across at all. So it was a scientific article, which has been produced after years and years of study. And the conclusion of that scientific article was instead of that study was that people do not enjoy happiness, because of wealth. They enjoy happiness because of social prestige.
So no matter how much money you have,
if there is no social prestige with that money,
people are disappointed. And there's a very solid reasoning behind that. Because human nature is such that we crave things and we believe that money will provide those very things that we crave for. Once we have that money and our cravings are satisfied.
We then have further cravings and the same cravings even when they are fulfilled and satisfied. Do not award the same pleasure.
But social prestige is such a thing. But with all without money. social prestige is always rewarding and uplifts the person inspired
As a person makes them feel worthy, it gives them self worth, and confidence. So the simple conclusion is, money doesn't make you happy social prestige does. But this is why there are certain professions, we want our children to go into those professions, even though they may not necessarily be the most financially rewarding, but because of the prestige, the prestige associated with the intelligence, the academic rigor, and the study of those professions, and their the social spending of people attached to these professions, we want our children to have that same social standing, regardless of whether they may be the most financially rewarding or not.
We want that for ourselves, we want our children. And we paved the way for our children to achieve this, we tried to attain this ourselves. Every morning, we rise, we go to work, not just necessarily to earn the minimum that we need to survive, but to earn more to fulfill our desires, our intentions, our hopes and aspirations for social standing and social prestige in that vein, and rivalry with one another, to have the most honor and dignity as well.
And we send our children along the same path also. Not fair enough. Nothing. No comment on that. But I'm mentioning all of this as an introduction to something which was sort of the law sort of the law it was
a man who hardly any man Muslim
man, so many others, they relate to howdy from a war of the man who relate to them see them, man, I'm not a fan of the alarm one who said the sort of law, the law it will send them Sallam said, Hey, eurocon, Montag, lemon for an O Allah. The best amongst all of you is one who learns the Quran and who teaches us.
We all go out to try and achieve social prestige, and recognition and standing and achievement in many different fields of education, and careers.
And we all think that my career is better than the other. My profession is more prestigious than the
pursuit of love, and the love I'll even send the mates the decisive, categorical arguments ending statement, no matter what you may think of the whole world may think of last messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, the best amongst all of you is one who learns about Anna who teaches.
These three children
have more prestige, more honor and dignity. And not just these three, but millions all over the world like them. Young children have more prestige and more honor and dignity, maybe not in the eyes of the creation, but certainly in the sight of the Create.
An award among the best amongst you is one who learns to earn and who teaches.
When I related the headings I mentioned, that award the right amount of salami relators have influence at the mouth man of my family, a loved one who relates from the School of Law and the law. It was suddenly this amount of work development the students will see a man of my firm or the law one, he was one of the greatest scholars of Islam. Being a student of the Sahaba and narrating from seeing them out with one of my family and law firm is one of the great scholars.
despite being such a great scholar,
what profession did he choose? He was held an honor and esteem.
He enjoyed a very influential and powerful position.
And he was highly regarded by everyone.
So what did this image man choose to be? Who relates his heavy font with man have fun with the online? Do you know what he did? for 70 years of his life till the day he died? The profession and the career which he chose was to teach the whole level nothing else. He related the heavy and he acted on it perfectly till the date he left the world. He spent his entire life teaching, learning and teaching.
memorization of the Quran is a miracle.
And those who memorize the Quran are part of that miracle. As I said earlier, we are unable to memorize a few lines of our own right.
And yet children without being able to understand a word of that language can memorize 9000 lines approximately of the Holy Quran and preserve it in their hearts and minds to the
The day they die
is a miracle in many different ways.
The Quran is not necessarily the most published book in the world, it's not.
But it is not necessarily the most printed book in the world
is not even the best selling book in the world.
The best selling book in the world is the Bible. And the second best selling book in the world is a Communist Manifesto. It's
co authored by Karl Marx. So the Quran is not the most printed book in the world. It's not the most widely published book in the world. It's not the best selling book in history, it says
is even not the most widely located, situated and placed book in the world.
walk into any waiting lounge you find copies of magazines and other books but you won't find an open a drawer in a hotel room. You won't find other books you won't find the pattern though you will find other books they're
waiting lounges hotel.
The plan is not even the most widely located in place book in the world.
Despite not being the most widely published, widely printed, widely situated and located book
in the world, the Quran has a unique claim
an honor and distinction of being the most widely memorized and read book, not only today, but throughout history.
No other book no other single work has been memorized as many times as a holy pot and in fact, no other work comes to a fraction or a percentage of the quantity of the memorization of
No other work.
And the miracle of the Quran in its recitation a lot of but we are now coming to the month of Ramadan.
Every day in every scholar in the masajid, openly, silently, loudly, quietly.
Children, men, women, everyone reads apart. And in the month of Ramadan, we will see the Sunnah of the Quran being recited and listened to in its entirety in prayer.
And in the month of Ramadan, in this country alone, you will find congregations of Sonata therapy, not just in the massages, but in homes, in factory units, in warehouses, in shops.
And that's the case all over the world.
Those who are having of the holy poor and those who are five, and those who are the teachers that they will identify with what something I'm about to say, others may not fully be able to appreciate it. Well when it comes to my mom.
For far, the reason we have so many different places, whether I'll be sad is being informed is that for five young children as well, who at least have reached the age of maturity, they are unable to find places to be able to read the Quran, and therefore everyone's trying to find out from others and find a place that can I read Salah at your place, even if it's not 20 just bought a car even just today.
No one can find a place to read. And therefore we find corrugations after we were the entire plan is being recited in this country alone in all kinds of areas, homes, factories, units, warehouses at the rear of shops. I was once visiting a Muslim country, and we went round around about and it's very busy city very congested. And there was a small roundabout, obviously medium size roundabout, and it had nothing but grass on the whole roundabout. And it's bang in the middle of a huge
area which is highly congested with traffic.
And as we were waiting there in traffic
moving on very, very slowly. They pointed out the roundabout to me and they said see that roundabout and I said yes they said nothing remarkable as it is. Isn't that just normal roundabout completely empty just covered with grass.
They said Do you know that roundabout is very famous because in the month of Ramadan, we have a jamara have Salatu tarawih in side the roundabout and throughout the month of Ramadan. One whole Koran is completed in the middle of the roundabout with traffic whizzing around.
What is the most widely read book,
most widely memorized book throughout history, and all of this the recitation, the memorization, this oral tradition in the hearts and minds of men, women and young children, girls and boys. This is part of the miraculous nature of the holy book.
And this method of little children learning by rocks
before their teachers
it may seem outmoded and outdated
but in fact stretches all the way to the sort of law some of them are
harder to learn.
From see them Abdullah, bustle the law 100
I'd like my boss Lila and Kumar says that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would mean to lecture Villani Hassan
in his eagerness and haste
to capture the URL in his heart, and not forget any of the words, but saw the loss of the law while he was sitting and would repeat the words of the urn, along with Djibouti alayhis salam, so he wouldn't wait for gibreel alayhis salaam to finish.
And then Abdullah nobis of the lava in Houma.
He demonstrated practically how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would follow the recitation of gibreel alayhis salaam along with him. And although Forgive me for the crude comparison, indeed, there is no comparison but merely for the purposes of illustration. For our better understanding, imagine what we do when someone has given us their telephone number. And we don't have a pen or a notepad or even a phone at hand to record the number. So someone says zeros, seven, eight, whatever. 07855 What do we do, we start quickly repeating after them
silently like that. So this is why Abdullah had not busted the love anchorman illustrated. And it is the beauty of the chain of authenticity. And the oral tradition of Islam. That Abdullah in our bus of the moment generates this heavy. He said to his students, that I will now show you how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would recite the Quran silently under his breath, alongside jabril alayhis salam out of fear of forgetting or losing parts of the Koran. So I'm delighted, but silent Lee demonstrated it in the following manner.
illustrated it in the same way, his students demonstrated it in the same way to their students when they're writing the study, and so on and so forth.
Our teachers, when they narrated this had eaters when we started this had eaten them, not one, not two, but an array of teachers. And every one of them also demonstrated it to us also, and I was narrating this had to do with an uninterrupted chain all the way to the sort of last on the line. It was in the middle of Abdullah numbers of the alarm, I'm gonna also demonstrate to you how the messengers on the left it will send them would recite under his breath.
That is the beauty and the miracle, another miracle of the isnaad and the Synod of Islam, this uninterrupted broken chain stretching back all the way to the sort of law, some of the law it was not just that the holy book, but even with the words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the novel.
So I'm delighted I burst of your love and mercy is that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would meet with gibreel alayhis salam.
He would answer fear of losing the words of the Quran, he would repeat alongside gibreel and he said,
so Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah revealed the verses to him love the healer sonically tangela in Nerlinger Jamal
or an inmail in Abuja.
Allah said oh prophets of Allah addressing him, Do not move your tongue
in order to hasten with the bottom
in Allina Juma indeed it is upon us to collect and gather an A in your heart.
Indeed, it is our responsibility and upon us to recite the Quran t
in the correct way, then Thumma in marilena bayana
Then indeed it is upon us to expand and clarify
what this verse or after that, what would the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do? A single last on the llama and he will send them wouldn't repeat alongside you bleed alayhis salam because he no longer had any fear of losing any words of the arm. He would listen attentively. Gabriella Hassan would come recite to him, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would listen attentively. And then once Juanita his Salaam had completed his recitation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would repeat after him, that method of learning,
which we know for our children, when they sit in front of their teachers, the teacher reads the child and pupil listen attentively, and they repeat after their teacher.
This method was set as a practice as a precedent as sooner by none other than Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Djibouti delicate salatu salam.
And that tradition continues to intubate.
Let me mention one of the miraculous aspects of the holy war and its preservation.
Allah says in Nerlinger Jamal who,
indeed it is upon us to collect the Quran in your heart.
The words just say collect Well, we know that means in his heart.
What earner at nalley? Annapurna indeed it is upon us to recite the
Quran, Allah, Allah. So therefore, when we recite it, you follow its recitation, who may Marlena Viana that indeed is upon us to clarify and expand the program. That means, the words of the Holy Quran
the the recitation and the manner of recitation of the Holy Prophet and the Bian, ie the exposition and the extra Jesus, an explanation of the Holy Bible and all three come from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
All three, we don't just have the word from Allah, leaving us to expand the Koran as we wish, leaving us to pronounce and recite the Quran as we wish.
The byom comes from Allah,
ie the exposition and the x Jesus and the clarification of the meanings and the words of the all of these come from Allah. The gentleman, ie the collection and the gathering and the preservation of the Quran in the hearts of men comes from Allah. And number two, what what armor, and even the manner of recitation comes from a large panel. Let me explain the miracle of the arm, ie the recitation of the Quran is actually a quote and means recitation
on itself a word, but
originally, it just simply means recitation. That's what it means it means reading.
Before I explain the miracle of the or an IE the recitation of the our own, again, let me give you us Let me share some background.
Until a few lectures I would say until two decades ago,
and a few decades before that, until relatively recently, there was no mass communication. There was no mass media, and there was no mass broadcasting.
is that languages and dialects and excellence of individual languages and dialects would develop independently and diverged quite rapidly. To give me an example.
Even now, in India alone, not even in the whole of the Indian subcontinent.
Leaving aside Pakistan and leaving aside Bangladesh, leaving aside Sri Lanka, just the Indian country, the country of India by itself, it has 800 officially recognized languages 800 and in the Indian subcontinent, there's a famous say.
And I'll say to those who appreciate all the spam, the horrid Bara gang Moody,
which means that after every 12 villages, the language changes.
Even in Europe, it's not just a Eastern phenomenon, even in Europe. In Switzerland, it was famously mentioned about Switzerland, that before the modern era, Every valley of Switzerland had its own dialect
because of the mountainous region and the difficult passages between the areas
that people are asking
Later in one area, their language that their dialect dive diverged and change, change, these things change. And we're not even talking about excellence.
And then even with the concepts of mass communication and mass broadcast, and instant communication and Despite living in the global village, forget any other country of the world look at the UK, even now in 2012. despite there being a set standard language, with its standard grammar, with standard education throughout the country,
the US still dialects despite having received pronunciation, there are still dialects with individual vocabulary in different areas. And apart from dialects that are numerous excellence in fact, the accent of North London is distinct from the accents of South London, West London has an accent distinct from East London. And that's just within one city. And the accents of the South differ greatly from the accents of the North. These are accents, despite mass communication, mass broadcasting,
even excellence and intonations of the language and vocabulary and dialects differ even within the same parents language such as English.
In contrast to this,
when it comes to the dilemma of the arm, forget the meaning. Forget the words, just the pronunciation, whether it's now in 2012, or whether it's two centuries ago, or whether it's 12 centuries ago, because the Koran ie the recitation comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala from gibreel ages Salaam from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam today, a child reciting here in Harrow, we can say with confidence that similar a child all the way in the furthest east of the globe, he will be he or she will be reciting the Holy Quran in exactly the same
over the 14th century is not only have the words being preserved, but even the urn the recitation has been preserved.
In fact, people may say fine dialects in neighborhoods, accents in different parts of the city. That's understandable. But even the Received Pronunciation of the country has undergone immense changes. To give you an example, look at the archives, both the video as well as audio, Received Pronunciation of broadcasters of news anchors of newscasters go back, not 20 years go back 10 years, and then another 10 years and another 10 years, you will see that even Received Pronunciation had its own style of English of pronunciation of speaking in the 90s 80s 70s 60s. Go back to the 30s. And right now, just if we listen to the broadcast of 7080 years ago, even though that was Received
Pronunciation, we find it very strange compared to modern pronunciation.
And that's one language in one country. And the official Received Pronunciation of just seven, eight decades, despite mass communication, and modern standards of technology. And in contrast to that, compare that the lead and the recitation of the holy war and throughout 14 centuries throughout the globe, a lot more. A lot has preserved not only the words, but even the manner of recitation, and even the meanings and the message of the holy war.
We are now approaching the month of Ramadan, as I mentioned in the jamara. For those of you who are present,
the upcoming month of Ramadan is the month of the quarter.
And we should mentally, and even physically prepare ourselves, free ourselves from other chores and duties, and take time out and mentally and spiritually prepare ourselves for the upcoming money so that we can spend it in the thilawa on the recitation of the holy war.
We have three duties towards a partner. And the plan has three major responsibilities. Sorry, the plan has three major rights over us. The first is that we recycle.
We cannot abandon the
allottees what part of US or Europe
the form of Anima.
And the messenger said, oh my lord, these people
might have abandoned.
We cannot abandon the part of the abandoning of the Koran is to abandon this recitation, and all sorts of abandoned reflection and pondering of its meaning and message and to abandon Amel and acting on the
these are the three major acts of
Or number one, we should recite the
two, we should make an effort to reflect on the meaning and message of the
three, once we have understood
and we can't understand the whole of the or and that is a lifetime endeavor, and even then we won't be able to accomplish it. But as we gain an understanding of the body, and its meaning its messages teachings. Number three, we should implement those teachings practically in our lives.
There's not much time left, I'll end with
a mention of the
achievement of these young children
in the hope that this may serve as an encouragement and inspiration to others.
From law, who really relates in his Muslim from South America, like Nam diviner are some of the last one.
But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said settlers said, on the day of reckoning,
it will be said to
someone who has memorized the Quran
across the world,
in the us how to
read and rise,
read and rise and continue to climb
and recite as you would recite in the dunya for today, your position your rank in the US are yet and taco ha will be at the final verse that you are able to eat.
For each verse, you will climb a rifle and you will continue to climb. Read today as you would read in the world.
In another famous heavy, you know, I was speaking earlier about should we regard this as an achievement of memorizing the Koran, should we regard it as an achievement
or pseudo loss of the love it was in themselves in the youth led by Mahatma Muslim and many others from segamat Walker at the time that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said law has nothing
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Butler has been left with nothing there is no envy
except in two things.
Which means that we as human beings, we are envious, we look at others and we say, I wish I had
there is no coveting, and there is no envy.
There should be no envy, there should be no covered. There should be no desire to have what another house
except in two things. Oh mean two things should there be covered?
And what are those two things? Number one,
a man who Allah has taught the poor own and so he recites the poor arm throughout the night, and throughout the day, a neighbor hears him reciting the Quran. And then the neighbor longingly says, Oh, I wish would that I were given what he has been given so that I could do what he does. He would that I could have the Quran also. So that I will recite the Quran night and day just as he resizes
or the second thing in which
envy, innocence, benign envy, not malignant envy. The second thing in which it's permissible to covet something that someone else has, and wants it for oneself, without wishing that other person to be deprived of it
is the example of a man who Allah has given wealth.
But he uses that wealth and spends it in the truth for you liquor hoof and how he spends it in the truth. So another person looking at him longingly says, Oh, I wish that I had the same wealth that he has, so that I could do what he does. I spend it in the truth.
These are the only two things in which we should look at others and aspire to what they have to covet what they have and to feel innocent and benign envy
towards them for what they have.
And Allah mentions us in the Quran both these things and sort of thought that Allah says in the Lavinia through Nikita Viva La, what eponymous Sana what
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in the record, Allah says very those who recite the book of Allah, and established Salah, and who's spending from what we have bestowed upon them, both secretly and openly. You have Juliet, the Jonathan Linda ball, these are the ones who will hope for a trade that will never perish, so that alone may reward them
and recompense them their reward and their payment in full
and give them even more of his bounty and grace. Verily, he Allah is most forgiving, most grateful.
of suits last in the law abiding system says if you wish to envy someone, you aspire to what someone else has. If you want to covet what someone else has, then it's not permissible for you to do so except in two things.
In that the person recites it and you wish that you put on so you could recite it just as they do, or wealth which they spend in the truth.
Rather, and then he the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself describes, unfortunately, what
people are reading on
and rather than longing for and connecting the arm, and wealth to dispensing the truth, what do people really covered? What do people really aspire to? He mentions in a heavy recorded by my humble is Muslim, from seeking a cup shadow the loved one, he says a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there are four kinds of people in the world. Listen to this for these. It's very talented. There are four kinds of people in the world.
The first person is one, who Allah has given wealth.
And Allah has also given understanding.
So he uses that wealth in the truth, and he fears a lot in that wealth, and he fulfills the rights of a law in that work.
For her, the Illuminati, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, This is the best of all grains.
And then the second person is one who Allah subhanho wa Taala has deprived of wealth, but law has granted an understanding. So he looks at the first and he says, Would that I wish I had the wealth that he has, so I could do exactly what he does. If I have that wealth sincerely. He says, I would fear a lot in that wealth, I would fulfill the rights of a lot in that wealth. I would spend it in the truth and I would bond, the kin, the rights of kin and blood and relationships, relations with that wealth. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, because of his intention,
he will enjoy the reward of the first.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says of the third person, this is a person who Allah has given wealth, but he has deprived of understanding.
So he does not feel lacking as well. And he does not spend it in the truth. And he does not fulfill the rights of Allah in that wealth, and he does not bond the relations and the ties of kin and blood with that wealth. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, For her that
this is the most despicable, and the worst of all grades. And then he says a fourth person is one whom Allah has deprived of both wealth and understanding. So he looks at number three, and he says, Oh, I wish I had wealth like he has, so I would do exactly what he does. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, The fourth one, even though he doesn't actually physically get to enjoy what the third one does. The fourth one merely because of his aspiration, and his intention, his punishment will be exactly the same as a third as
some sort of loss of the law. My legal system says, if you really wish to cover something, if you really wish to aspire, it's something if you really wish to have what someone else has, then you should not be longing or coveting or wishing for what anyone else has accepted to things that are
and wealth that a person spends in the truth.
Indeed these children and millions like them, are to be envied by the words of Rasulullah sallallahu idea.
People with millions and billions in the words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi. wasallam are not to be envied, but the children and others will carry the honor of a light in their hearts are truly to be envied. May Allah subhanho wa Taala enable us to understand the miraculous nature and the beauty of the Holy Quran. May Allah adorned with the recitation and the understanding
teachers and the acting on the teachers of the whole report. And we have lost family more than I make the whole report alight in our lives not only in dystonia, but also in the US. We are lawmakers amongst those for whom the Koran acts as an intercessor. For indeed in a heavy sort of laughs on the love it will sell themselves on the Day of Judgment. The first will intercede on behalf of the fasting person and the arm will intercede on behalf of the reciting person was the law horse in America and
the Vietnam human rather early in your psyche here train Stronach Allahu Allah, Allah Allah and
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