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We continue with our
series of talks on
the holy and blessed month of Ramadan, which is only a few weeks away, we've begun the series of talks in the hope of mentally,
spiritually and practically preparing ourselves for the month so that we can maximize
our benefits there from and
utilize our time wisely. They're in
I began last week as well as the week before
a recitation and a brief commentary of some of the verses of sort of debacle,
which are actually the first verses first verses which deal with the topic of fasting and Ramadan.
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I briefly commented on these two verses, which simply translates as follows all believers, fasting has been ordained for you as it was ordained for those who came before you.
Perhaps you may attain
a few non days. So whoever of you is ill, or on a journey, then the completion from other days
and upon those who are able to fast is a compensation of the feeding of a poor person.
And whoever gives voluntarily
then this is best for him.
Well, that gives wealth voluntarily them this is better for him. And that you Francis is far better for you, if only you knew.
I've commented on most aspects of these two verses, the latter part of the second verse I didn't really touch on. But the second verse, the first verse speaks about fasting being an obligation upon the believers, just as it was an obligation upon other people or previous nations. And the very purpose of fasting is to create that we fast in the hope of attaining.
These are only for a few fixed days. And I mentioned before that these two verses, although they speak about the obligation of fasting, this obligation is not to do with the month of Ramadan.
Rather, the obligation of fasting was first revealed to the believers in relation to three days per month, the three middle days 13th 14th and 15th of the lunar month of the lunar month and for the 10th of heaven.
Known as a facet of Ashura, these facets of Ashura and the middle three days of each lunar month were obligatory upon the believers. And this is what these two verses actually referred to. And in that context, in those early days, when fasting was not obligatory in Ramadan, rather only for three days and each month and Omar Ashura,
Allah still gave a choice. So even those who were able, capable fit and strong enough to fast, they had a choice, either they fast, or they give some charity in the way of Allah as an alternative to fasting so it was optional.
And I've already explained that as well. Then Allah says,
although he has stipulated the feeding of one poll purse
for one day, in new have one fast
whoever gives wealth Omo, voluntarily in charity over and above this amount and anything else, then this is far better.
So what this part of the verse tells us that yes, in the early days, Allah had stipulated that you need to fast but the obligation of fasting can be waived by giving charity by feeding a poor person,
one poor person per day in need of one fast if you give more this is far better for you.
Because in Islam, charity
is not to be considered attacks, even Zika is not to be considered attacks
is to be considered Southern, a purifying charity.
And although Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam have stipulated a bare minimum,
one should try and give over and above.
last panel, Adana also mentioned reverse lacing. And one of the comments along this, which speaks about virtue, and the summary meaning of the verses that virtue, piety righteousness is not that you face the east or the west.
As a veteran tolu, Hakuna mushy,
righteousness is not that you turn your faces towards the east or the west.
This is a reference to ritual prayer.
And it's a very beautiful message, which is that we have a habit or we have a tendency, we have a weakness in us as human beings, to reduce our religion to mechanical ritual, repetitive
acts of worship.
And we think that that is a height of power.
So it doesn't matter how we behave outside, as long or in other aspects of our life, as long as we perform the prayer.
As long as we stand and turn towards the east, or the West I in
whichever direction it may be for any individual in any part of the world.
And this verse is actually a reference to previous nations to because ritual prayer has just like fasting has always been part of every religion.
But, as I said, it's part of our weakness as human beings, that we reduce virtue and piety and righteousness, to the concept of repetitive mechanical ritual acts of worship. So as long as a person prays to Allah, praise to the creator worships the Creator.
That's considered virtue and piety, then it doesn't matter how he or she behaves, especially in relation to the creation.
But last panel who
condemns that and says, categorically, it is not virtue, that you turn your faces towards the east or the west, in ritual mechanical
Then Allah says what I
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be the will
Sakina witness to be was Elaine ofori upon Salatu.
Rather piety is of that person who believes in Allah.
And in the final day,
and in the angels, and in the book, and in the prophets. And then last season, this is the part of the verse that I wish to get to, what are the man Allah will be the will.
And he gives wealth,
despite the level of wealth, or in the name of the love of Allah,
to whom, to one's relatives, and to the orphans, and to the poor, and to the traveler, and to the beggars, and in the way of freeing slaves, then Allah says, and he establishes Salah, and he gives.
So Allah has already spoken about spending wealth and giving into charity, and he's even mentioned categories and recipients of our charity, but then he repeats the word or he mentions the word Zakah. So, is this repetition. Now,
remarkably, the word xhaka, which comes later refers to obligatory
but all the charity referred to earlier is optional.
So in the law, about according to this verse, it is an act of greater virtue and greater piety that a person gives optional charity, voluntary charity, before an over and above one's obligatory is a car. So Allah mentions obligatory is a car later, that he mentioned optional voluntary charity before.
And in fact, if you look at the verse, after correct belief in Allah, even before Salah, even before
even before fulfilling one's promises, which comes later on to be heard, or saw during and even before mentioning patience, and perseverance in conflict and in adversity.
last panel with the other essays, the first thing which he mentioned as being an act of virtue, before prayer for patients before obligatory is occur, before perseverance before fulfilling one's promises is voluntary charity.
So in Islam, charity is not to be considered as a
tax, where one always tries to keep below the threshold remain below the threshold or pay the bare minimum. No, that's why here Allah says in the early days, when fasting was obligatory, but the obligation could be waived by simply feeding a poor person, one poor person per day, lots of panel data essays and whoever gives over and above that, you feed more people in the spotlight.
And this is the spirit of Islam.
Charity, one should never look at how much one is spending give in such a way that the left hand does not know what the right hand
one of the seven people in it for saw the last on the left it says subiaco mula hula huffy, Linda heel Mala.
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And a man this is just one of the seven who should be given a shade or a place in the shade of alarm the day when there shall be no shade except to shade.
A man who gave in charity,
and then he can see all the charity. So much so, had Darla Darla Mishima Luma. To me know that his left hand does not know what is right.
To give blindly in the way of Allah without hisab
when a person gives without accounts, Allah places immense Baraka
shuttle the alarm on her was measuring the grain in her house. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said do not measure
if you measure
Allah subhanho wa Taala will measure against you.
So if you give without measure, a logger reward with that measure alone blessed with that measure. And in fact, you will witness such and
leaves one scholar
attended and he's passed away in the last panel with Allah grant and Jim now the highest ranking gentleman, may Allah reward him for his efforts. And for his treatment of Dean, I had the good fortune on the opportunity of spending many days with him.
we witnessed his sense of humor, his razor sharp intelligence, his wit, and his piety a lot.
And I've heard about when I say many days, I don't mean
many, many weeks, in fact, just a few weeks, but in those few weeks, I had an opportunity to spend many days with him, but along with many others, and he was a remarkable individual. And there are so many
details I can share about him with you. But
here because it's concerning charity and how a lagers Baraka, let me explain two
stories about him that I have heard directly from his students and his fellow scholars. And I also had the opportunity of studying a number of ahaadeeth, with
this great scholar. And not too long ago, we did have ether, the ether heraclius, along with my other teachers have, we had the opportunity of studying the whole ether heraclius with him as well with his chain of narration. But what I relate to you has been verified by many different people, not one, not two, but groups of people.
He never took account of money in his entire life. Never.
He narrowed the from what I know he inherited a house as part of his inheritance.
And these were his own, that was his only belong a whole house, he inherited a whole house. This is the way of the aroma
and the true servants.
He inherited a whole house, we spent his life and learn.
Even whilst he was a teacher, in one of the most famous stamp learning establishments of learning,
he would stand in line with the children and with other students to collect his food in a plate.
And he would refuse for anyone to serve them. This was in his younger days.
He would live in the madrasa
from what I know he would never take away.
And he served the mother sir, and the Dean of a law spreading element knowledge
voluntarily, without hesitation without reservation.
And he would just live eat and sleep in the madrasa
when he got married.
The only belonging he had was one house.
On the day of his mat on the night of his marriage, when he entered the hat, the room chamber he said to his wife
that he this he actually related to us himself. He said
we are now husband and my wife.
I have no belonging except for this house.
And here, I give the whole house to you as a gift. As a heavy This is my only belong.
This is all I own. I give it to you as a gift. You do what you want with it. It's now yours. If you allow me to stay, I will stay. If you do not wish me to stay I can always make my lodgings elsewhere.
Love he gave away his whole house
to his wife on the first night of marriage.
That was his without without his
no account whatsoever. The little that he owned he gave it away.
History relates that throughout his life, far from being ever in need.
would give freely, he would spend on students he would spend on orlimar. He'd give gifts, every country where he would visit. His own entourage of students told me that we're lucky we do not know where he would get the money from.
And I haven't heard this. You should, from.
From the many years that I've shared
my thoughts with you,
you should realize that I'm not one for jackin orders, or relating stories about men flying on magic carpets.
But this, I have heard from so many of his students.
He had no ink.
And yet, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah gave him immense Baraka because he had no history.
And he would give without, he'd give without account. One scholar told me that the first time I traveled for Hajj, everyone knew in the mother, sir, that if you wanted alone, you go to him.
She said, I went to him. And I said, I need to travel to Hajj.
And although it's not obligatory on me, I will shave and teach our grandchildren teacher is traveling, and I would like to go in this company, but I have no money. So I would like alone, I can arrange for the payback. inshallah, within one year, I will pay you back. So he said, Come tomorrow, he related to sweet himself, the scholar was old himself and are very old. So he said, The next day I went, and this great teacher of ours, he gave me a whole bag of money, he said, as your husband.
Many, many, almost a year later, I went back to him with the repayments. And I said that I promised you I will pay you back in one year. He is
just come back tomorrow.
He came in sorry, come back another time. He came back another time.
He said, Here's the money. Come back another time.
He said he did this a few times. So I then said to him that look, I am being I'm in torture here. Give me a final answer. Are you going to take it or not? either take it please. Or Forgive me. One or the other. Say said it's a gift.
And he says I was just one of many, many students for the whole middle of signing and which had 1000s of students so if you needed a loan, you go to him and not just loan for lunch. If you needed a loan for hedge you got
and he had no
any money which people would give him. Of course some may say well, these
molars receive a lot of gifts from people
will last receive a lot of moolah. So, but any gift he received, students would tell me if somebody came came and gave him a whole bag of money, you would take it with one hand, immediately turn round to someone here, go on distributes this among the support students amongst amongst the needy. Never would he keep he had no need. He's asleep in the mother. So he had a simple, bad, simple room. And the only thing he owned was probably the clothes on his body and a few guitars
ubox that's just one example.
And there are a lot but
it's just one example of how Allah subhanho wa Taala gives back.
One of his students asked him that I wish to become like you.
How can I do that?
As mentioned three conditions to him. When he heard those three conditions, she said, This is impossible for us to achieve.
But he had already achieved those three conditions.
last panel with that as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam set on one woman in a Chateau de la Han had not measure if you measure a love and measure.
And indeed, one she started measuring it depleted rapidly.
But until she never measured, there was Baraka and blessing upon.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, whoever gives him charity then says firepit and charity should be given in such a way as Islam.
Without Limits without boundary without.
In fact it was a signal of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. As we learned, he bought a camera of Jabir ibn Abdullah the alarm. And when he came to collect the money alarm
is set to the lads not about the alarm.
hit, you said to him here, give him more,
give him more over and above.
And he bought X amount a camel and then gave it back.
It was a son of Rasulullah sallallahu. It was when he took when he was in debt he was when he was in debt, or
he borrowed or he had, he had done, he had
to pay later. Either way, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam voluntarily would give over and above
you was a tsunami sort of loss in the lives and to actually give over and above. Now, isn't that river? No, it's not a river. A river is rates conditional easily interest rates conditional. If a person without any expectation without any prior agreements, without any condition voluntarily gives over and above, then whatever is paid as a repayment of the principal loan isn't repayment, whatever it is given over and above, sincerely, and genuinely, is an idea it's a gift, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would give a gift, even someone who had money, and who was actually being repaid money, lovely enough to be being to give a loan to receive a repayment and the profits
on the large items. And we'll give extra, if that's the way the suit Allahu salatu salam dealt with those to whom he owed, that he wouldn't just give the full amount he gave over and above, then lots of charity, we shouldn't treat charity as a limited amount as a threshold that we wish we should try to
meet as a bare minimum. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah says, whoever gives more than this is far better for him. One buzzsumo Hayden, look them in company data moon, Allah says, and that you fast is far better for you, if only you knew. Now, this is again, in reference to those early days when fasting was obligatory for three days of the month, and I'm Ashura on the 10th of them. And even though it was obligatory, the obligation could be waived by giving in charity by feeding a poor person. But Allah has the original say is that rather than accept the concession of giving in charity, the fact that you actually fast, this is far better for you, if only you knew. So out of
the two, fasting is still better. I in those early days, when you have the option of fasting, or giving in charity, allowances, if you're given charity, try to give more. But even better than giving in charity and giving more in lieu of your fast even better than that is that you actually do fast if you knew this is far better for you. Then last panel data reveal the obligation of fasting in the month of Ramadan, when that was revealed with the next verse, the obligation and the fault of fasting for the three days of each month, and of Ashura on the 10th of her on the 10th of Muharram. That obligation was removed and those fast became some.
So the next verse is shuffle them avant and the ones that are fiegel, or an orderliness. It'll be in the middle Hoda.
And I'll continue with the verse that that month of Ramadan in which the Koran was revealed, as a guidance for mankind, and as clear proofs of guidance, and as distinction
or as clear proofs of distinction. And then Allah continues with the verse about the obligation of fasting in Ramadan. inshallah I'll continue with the commentary after the mock ups
are handled, as I was saying, before the last panel who would say Shahada Medina lithium Zilla Phaeton have grown up with Elin nursey will be an admin of a hotel for
that month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance for mankind and as clear proofs of guidance
and of distinction
from and share them and commercia for yourself.
So whoever of you finds them
or is present at the time of the month for your son the lesson fast. These are the words that make a fasting of Ramadan
In the beginning of the verse, Allah azzawajal mentions Ramadan by name is the only place in the entire Ramadan is mentioned, it's only mentioned once
that month of Ramadan in which the whole arm was revealed.
This is something which I would like to spend a few moments on.
The relationship between Ramadan and the
law has revealed
or on in the month of Ramadan.
But as someone approached Abdullah hidden, I burst out of the alarm home and said to him that
wasn't just revealed in Ramadan, it was revealed. And then he mentioned all the other Islamic months. So what's the meaning of this verse? I've explained this in detail in the seed of source,
as well as on other occasions. So please refer to that for further details. But in short, the origin was revealed.
By last panel with Anna, from the local raffles, the protected tablet, to some out of dunya, the heaven closest to the earth, in preparation for its gradual revelation, todo sobre, la sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And this single transition of the entire portal
low muffle the protected tablet, to the lowest heaven.
The single transfer this transition, this revelation took place in layer two.
And that's what's referred to in sort of the law,
as well as in sort of the law says, How mean well keytab in moving in Anza, now he laid it in mobarak.
Hi mean by the clear book.
Very Verily, We have revealed it in a blessed man.
That single revelation of the or an inner blessed night is exactly what's referred to him sort of,
in that einzelnen, he laid it in a
very We have revealed it before, in the night of
the both the beginning versus the beginning verses of both the suit to suit, as well referred to the single revelation and the transition of our own from protective tablet to the lowest heaven
in preparation for its gradual revelation, sort of sort of muscle allottee. And that's also what's referred to here, we're Alas, a shadow, Ramadan and living
a month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed. But this also speaks about something else.
And before I continue, I just like to mention, a simple question is that often refers to many contemporary events
at the time of the Prophet some of the law
and refers to some names and details.
and in fact, it refers to other books what GitHub knife is avoiding bad IP, and a lot of the ADA throw her a body asylee home that we have recorded in the zoo, I in the Psalms of the order,
that the meek shall inherit the earth that meaning my pious servants, they are the ones who shall inherit the earth. So there are references to other books two places two times to actual incidents, past contemporary, present and future. So leaving aside the future ones, if the arm existed in its entirety, how can they refer? How can we refer to these individual people, places, incidents? Again, I've explained this in detail in the other, but a simple short answer.
We speak about past, present and future because that's time.
But time and space
are constants and features of this universe,
which is the creation of a law
and now the dominant well
One of the theories, one of the more favorite theories is not of a single universe, but multiverse is many, many universes and these multiverses
these other universes, they do not necessarily have the same features, or even the same laws and constants of this universe. So, time and space may not necessarily be constants of that universe, and all of them are ultimately the creation of the last panel data was time in respect of a law when time is his own creation.
So, there is no meaning of past future present, when it comes to Allah has his origin, when he refers to the past and the present and the future, or he even refers to time in respect to him of himself, then that's to facilitate our understanding of Allah and what we need to understand of the law and know of the law, other ones
time space, this universe, all the universes are handled in law held behind hard I mean, All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. So
past present future has no relevance.
It's not a restricting or constraining factor for Allah.
Whatever we know about time in respect of Allah, is to facilitate our
but going back to the verse one of the meaning of the Koran being revealed in the month of Ramadan, apart from this reference of layer two,
is that from the lowest heaven,
the Quranic revelation to Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam also started in the month of Ramadan.
So that is also another reference just as many other revelations to the Prophet alayhi wa Salaam were also in the month of Ramadan. It's a blessed time. Ramadan is a unique time of the year. It's very different. It's like a portal
to the heaven, which is only opened in Ramadan.
That was the time when a law revealed not just the sort of pseudo loss of the law,
but the other books to his messengers and prophets. That is the time when the doors of genom are shaped and the doors of gender are opened. And in one narration of Sahih Muslim, the doors of mercy are thrown hope.
That is a time when there is an increased presence of angels. That is the time when Allah listens to an exception.
In one of these blades by Mantovani, Rancho La la la salle de la creme Salaam says, the month of Ramadan has come to a month of blessing in which Allah sends down mercy, sheds and forgives sins and answers prayers.
So, Rama balm Is it like I said, it's a porthole. It's a channel of communication between the creation of Allah the Creator, it's the month in which Allah revealed not just the other books, it's the month in which
there was increased communication between the angels and
We learn from our Hadeeth lambda live in our bus of the alarm. We're speaking of charity earlier on.
I'm delighted my boss of the law says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most charitable of all people.
But he was his most charitable in the month of Ramadan.
Why? And he explains, because he would mean gibreel
hari and others, because he would meet gibreel alayhis salam, and meeting GB RAM, what would he do? What would the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do?
He would meet in each man's face.
And he would revise a program with meaning as much of the Quran as have been revealed to them. gibreel alayhis salam would recite to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would listen and then he would recite to Juliet alayhis salam, and he was
in Ramadan all over the world. We have profound
students who have memorized partially or entirely and normally they pair up especially after a sort of Salah throughout the world.
And they then read to one another. So one of them reads and the other listens weeds by heart, and the other one then reads and the first one listens. They both read to one another what they have now, this son now goes back all the way to the sword last summer it was alum ngvd
so when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would meet jabril
and they were both revised to earn this enlightened, inspired and overjoyed the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so much that I'm delighted my boss of the love grandma says he was already the most charitable of the whole of mankind. But after meeting Juliana his Salaam, it was as though go region masala is charity he was like the free wind in charge.
After meeting with Gabriella his Salaam, he would spend like the free blowing when
law. So Ramadan is a unique time and opportunity, increased communication between the creator and the creation, angels and human beings, the presence of the angels, the opening of the doors of mercy, the locking of the
salmon shut the doors of jam, fleeing open the doors of mercy and
all of this increase reward the acceptance of the forgiveness of sin.
It's a unique time. And that a lot of this is to do with the fact that the Quran was revealed this Ramadan and the poor have a very unique relationship. In fact, one could argue and one could understand it in this way, that what makes Ramadan great
is the revelation of the poor and they're in.
That's what makes Ramadan but
they are both suited to one another. The greatness of the pole and along with the greatness of the month of Ronda.
And therefore, Ramadan for us shouldn't just be about fasting. It should also be about the whole
and in one of these later bye Mama, ramblings Muslim Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
On the day of reckoning,
both the fast and the Allah
will intercede on behalf of the fasting person and the recite.
And the first will say Oh Allah, oh my lord.
I prevented him from his food and drink.
For sure fearing the fee, so except my intercession on his behalf.
Then the plan will say oh my lord, I prevented him at night from his rest and his suffering up, therefore accept my intercession on his behalf. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, For your shutdown, Allah will accept the intercession of the fast and the Holy God on behalf of that individual. So the idea is we fast during the day, and we spend the night in the dilemma.
And that was always a Sunnah of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that's how about all the love
and the amount of time they would recite.
It's related that Imam Abu hanifa Rahim Allah would recite 64 hours in the month of Ramadan. 30 during the day 30 German
along with this traveling along with his work on Hadeeth and even Emmanuel hanifa along with his gatherings of knowledge and his teaching and lecturing on fic and his majelis and his other duties. Along with all of that. He will complete 60 grams 30 during the day 30 during the night is harder to learn. He along with his traveling his work on heavy teaching. He would recite 44 arms one during the whole day and 10 parts out of 30 meaning one third at night. That means by the end of Ramadan. He has completed 34 arms during the day and 10 grams June.
Now some people find this surprising they say look, how is it possible?
it's to do with Baraka
is to do with back in time.
We don't understand the concept of Baraka in money.
How are we going to understand the concept of blessing and Baraka
are speaking about time earlier, time and space are constants of the universe. And we know that time is relative.
Einstein's general theory of relativity
is that time is relative
time can actually shrink and expand
according to where you are in the universe relative to what force in the universe.
And as we travel slower or faster, further or shorter time, we then end up with two different actually separate measurements of time.
So time is running.
last panel who had the honor can put in the time
those wishes, and time will shrink and expand in fact, it's a hadith again, related by my handling this Muslim Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is prophesizing the time closer to the day of reckoning. And he says, time will shrink
somewhat so that a year will become like a month a month will become like a Joomla, meaning a Gemini referring to one week, a week of Joomla will become like one day a day will become like an hour, an hour will be a flash
in the general meeting,
and we witnessed that man,
one great scholar writing of just the past century, we're not going back 13 centuries, the past century, speaking about his family in northern India,
in the village,
that 100 Allah, I am pleased to say that a lot and I'm paraphrasing what he said, I am pleased to say that Allah has enabled members of my family such that the women folk and the ladies of my household
along with their daily chores,
and the household work.
And remember, we're talking about village life in the early part of the last century,
to get water, there was no running water, you would have to go to the well or the pond, and draw water by pumping, it's on a daily basis early in the morning, and bring back water in huge jars.
these jars would be deposited outside of the homes. And from there, they would take water, for washing, cleaning, for bathing, for drinking, for cooking.
To wash clothes, there were no machines available, and you wouldn't have the ability to wash in the house.
And forget the early part of the last century. I speak of only 20 years ago,
when I went back to my own village backup
and their family,
the family members of our household to wash clothes, they would have to gather the close track a fair distance to the edge of the village where there was a pool upon and their unwraps they would beat the clothes and wash them in that manner.
So there were no modern facilities available. No appliances, nothing.
And yet, so cooking was a chore It was a difficulty getting water sufficient water was a task in itself. Washing clothes was a task. So this scholar writes that along with all the household duties and the chores, along with the cooking, the cleaning, the washing, and the preparing, along with all of that, along with the fast just during the day, ladies of my household in the month of Ramadan, along with all of this was still able to complete individually 15 to 20 parts of the Holy Quran as I said
so it's a question of time and Baraka as we the more appliances the more facilities we get, the less burn calories and
right now we've got everything yeah, how much time is that everyone's rushing, rushing, rushing
and panic and moaning and complaining and arguing. Pamela
Ever heard of road rage when people were riding donkeys and camels?
Ever heard of road rage?
Now we've got the ability to travel fast.
And yet forget you will discover road rage in people going to and from the masjid. And even in mothers dropping their children off to put that maktabah madrasa.
Such impatient we are impatient because there's no burger in our tongue. There really is.
A lot of these people of the past they were able to tighten it, like I said, relativity.
We all if someone says, Well, we don't accept that fact. We don't have evidence, ie physical evidence of someone
reciting 60 Jews, or sorry, 60, or arms in
from the earliest centuries. That's just one example.
What about the physical proof that we do have of that time,
the books that they left
even with Jerry the poverty
he was a scholar who died in 310 310 years after the hitch.
Even a journey of poverty.
Most of his works are lost.
He has at the seed of the Holy Quran,
which is huge.
He also has another book, which is incomplete smartness unavailable, except parts of it that he will or thought it was someone
in Hungary, but most of it is lost. He has a book on the history of nations and kings that he has only one model,
which is multivolume, the State University of New York, they produced an English translation of
human bodies, native history of nations and kings emperors.
And that English translation is a summary translation. It's a condensed summary translation.
And they have a whole team of academics and professors working on it, you will find that mostly, it's been published in 40 volumes. And that's a condensed summary translation. And it's taken them many, many years, many years to do it. And each volume is more or less covered by one or two professors or academics and translators. So they've divided the whole work. And it's taken them so many years. And that's just it's a summary condensed translation. That's just one of the many, many works on the image quality.
And in those days, they never had word processors, or computers.
They wrote with pens,
which they had to sharpen
every couple of minutes even or every hour, and the ropes and candle lights and during the day, how they were able to write so much we're lucky that we wouldn't be able to read.
A team of people cannot read in a lifetime. What they actually wrote individually in just a few years.
a scholar who died in 911 hijiri
jerem, Dino saluti. You've probably heard of the seed of
the seed of general lane, is a very brief,
condensed commentary of the Holy Quran in many places. He uses just one word to comment on a verse or on one word, one word, one word or sometimes one word on the whole verse.
And almost the words of the commentary are almost the same as the words of the meaning half half.
So it's not a verbose commentary. So very succinct commentary, and to be able to condense to a bridge is an art in itself.
Imagine producing a commentary which matches the words of the Koran. So the words of the commentary are almost the same as actual words of the Quran. Not not that much more. That's a remarkable themes.
evangelia Dino suit is teacher imagine Allah
the first commentary.
His name was Gerald as well.
And what he did is he produced the commentary.
And he began
I know it sounds strange, but rather counter intuitively he began from sort of guff
from half of the or until the end.
And a lot when he completed half of the book,
he passed away.
So student gelada Deena so UT or mama he decided to complete as teachers were. So he began from the beginning, till
sort of paragraph
he wanted to do half
and he said, I will try to do it as close to my teachers work as possible.
And he did it. Following the same pattern, same same pattern, same rulings meaning rule in the sense that the same methodology the same abridgement, the same condensing
and he completed 50 the commentary of 15 Jews in that remarkable refined, condensed matter of abridgement, you know how long it took him 40 days
he completed the heart half of the commentary of the Quran in 40 days, in that manner.
How many of us can read the same commentary in 40 minutes,
and he actually did it in 40 days.
There were countless words written by will Mr.
entire commentaries from beginning till end,
one scholar was imprisoned in a well,
in a world
he actually wrote many volumes of a book of thick of Islamic laws in the world, whilst being imprisoned,
dry well, he was just dumped at the bottom
with a few belongings.
So there was Barack imahara, complete 40 completions of Ramadan, and the amount of love was known to have completed 60.
This is a physical evidence one only has to look at the physical evidence of books and the works bequeath by the ruler.
And their intellectual ability was truly remarkable.
If this is a physical evidence that we have, if those saying Allah, we know about them, or they also recited the
30 completions of the poor, then it's not something that we
people come down they wish but it's not something who
if we take a holistic look at their lives and their achievements and the evidence that we have, and I strongly suggest that they were able to achieve that.
Also, I mentioned earlier on I just like to clarify something I do not wish to be offensive in any way when I said that I'm not known for sharing jackin or ease or relating stories about people flying on magic carpets. I did not wish to demean or belittle any search narrative. It was just my humorous way of explaining something otherwise, as the humor of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The end of the episode
is that the kurama, Olia
the kurama of the only miracles of the only are true
for the miracles of the saints and the Beloved of Allah in this room, are a reflection of a pseudo last on the line.
So, when it comes to
completing many completions,
it's, it's entirely understandable. It's a question of where you draw your energy from. The truth is, they live in a different world we live in a different set for they live in a different world we live in a different world. If, when.
If the same dilemma were to learn of our lifestyle,
they wouldn't be able to believe half of it, they wouldn't be able to believe
a million of their lifestyle we can't believe
what a man who are enabled. As Ashley said last week, the love of the program was such
one great scholar of the past century, the early part of the past century, in fact,
he was unable, you're so old and so ill and weak in his late age that he was unable to walk 20 paces to the bathroom
without stopping without leaning against the water without shuffling along.
Yet that same person
in the same evening, at night, he would stand without any support for up to three hours loudly reciting the HSR.
Now countless stories of
one again, one of his students, one of his students, was traveling for hydro camera, or most likely hedge on ship.
And this was during the month of Ramadan, they were still making their way to
the Hejaz in preparation for Hajj. So while they were traveling,
it was Ramadan
fasting during the day, but the same scholar with the students they say of him that he was unable to stand
on the ship, remember we're talking about some time ago, he was unable to stand properly without support because he would feel seasick
so even to get up and walk a few paces you would find it difficult to feel dizzy and seasick but when it came to Salah when he was fun,
he would insist on standing up he was able to price our standing even more remarkable at night. He also would stand for about two and a half hours in but are we salah and budget on the boat without any difficulty loudly reciting the analyst.
It's a question of what a person loves and where they draw their strength and inspiration.
Those who love the love the column of Allah love the speech of Allah.
They are affected just as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was affected by meeting God
and others we may open the Quran and think what's this?
The Quran has a remarkable effect. It may not be the most published book in the world.
It may not even be the book which is most translated.
But he's one record that the arm has always held holds and will never be surpassed.
Which is it is the most recited book and
the most read book in the world.
Without exception peerless without peer without parallel.
Day in how many of us recite by heart. Children memorize the entire plan when it comes to Ramadan. Like the humming of bees.
The mustard is not gonna be
the factories, homes, industrial units. roundabouts
are like beehives where people gather and there's a buzzing, buzzing humming is that the law of the poor and the recitation of
nook and cranny every corner? As I said, I once traveled to a Muslim country. And then we're just sitting in the car and we approach the roundabout. So
the people with me in the car they said, Do you see that roundabout? I said yes, this is
standard run very large, extremely large, roundabout standard roundabout. What's remarkable about that, today, it doesn't look remarkable but huge roundabout with grass in the middle like an island. They said in Ramadan. There's a whole jamara of that. I'll be Salah with one completion of the audit and in that roundabout
and there's cars whizzing traffic like frogs Island all the people praying that are we have to play frog in order to get to the island.
And so, on that roundabout, there's a third are we Gemma?
Gemma haftarah we pray with one completion of even in the middle of the round that everywhere you go, people gather recives pray, listen. This is the beauty
Barack Obama is power even now.
in the month of Ramadan, even here, on pee fast all day long. They rush, how do you start a rush back to the masjid. And they are able to spend
for 90 minutes, two hours of course here the most places that are always very quick as measured by the speed. So people normally work out where it's the fastest.
And as children we used to
Dart from one area to the other to see who's the fastest all. We in some cases, we didn't know what they were saying. All you would hear was the Adam and Adam only Adam and Adam and then Allah.
but even then, whether it's one hour, 45 minutes, one hour, 30 minutes to remarkable people without understanding a single word.
They are able to stand for so long in devotion. That's the power and the influence.
If the arm can have such an effect on animals, like in the heavy thoughts, even though they were the alarm was reciting, with his baby clothes by on the roof of his house, and there was a horse there.
In some narrations, it was a roof and some narration was a courtyard. It was one of those where there's an open area. And you know, the full story of related it many times next morning, he went on a sort of loss of the lover and he was one of them. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him that the lions that you saw, they were the angels who had descended from the heavens, listen to your dilemma.
And the prancing and the dancing, and the excitement of your horse, was because of the result of seeing the angels and the devour. So if the recitation of the Quran can have such an effect on animals
than what half human beings, all we need to do is open up our hearts and minds to the Quran. And it will work wonders. What is the domino for Anima Shiva
meaning what is zero Valley mean?
And we do reveal of the Quran that which is a cure and a mercy for the believers.
And it does not increase the sinful ones, except in loss that are an has a positive and a negative effect. It has a positive effect on those who have hives. And he actually has a negative effect on those one up highs.
Because it's a force, and it will work its force. But if one is not receptive, one is not ready. If one is a volume as a last season, this verse, then the same or an will only increase that person in suffering and loss. And as until as the alarm would say this quarter earn through it a lot elevate some
Ramadan is a month.
And it's not just about recitation, it's about so much more. We end here that is pray and prepare for the coming month of Ramadan that insha Allah we make an intention to recite as much as possible to increase our delight and to
strengthen our bond with the Quran in terms of recitation and understand and most importantly to act on it.
I pray that Allah has the module enables us to understand inshallah we continue with the commentary of the verses, as well as at how these in the next two three weeks before the arrival of Rama bomb, also the LA hosts after he went to Saudi Arabia Nam humid while early he was in panic a lot more behind the control alert in the interest of political