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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Baraka, my dearest brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah bless us all. I mean, yeah, I mean,

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in tonight's Torah we, we went through

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several suitors as is the case when you get to the latter part of the Quran. And the surah is contained stories and that's what I wanted to touch on

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the Quran and stories in the Quran because Allah subhanho wa Taala

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teaches us in the Quran in different ways. And one of these ways

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is through storytelling but not just

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you know, when we say storytelling, we don't mean fictional pieces of information, they call stories, but they actually

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a type of biography really, of a life of a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, or a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala or someone that was wiser or someone that Allah subhanho wa Taala loved and they did something in their life in their in their lives. That should be a means for us to take note of and to learn from. So there's no fiction, it's real life events. And the most often repeated story in the crowd no doubt is the story of Musa alayhis salaam, with Vanessa L. Musa alayhis salam with Harun Alayhi Salam and Musa alayhis salam with Iran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions it in different sources, sometimes touching on the same thing, but using different words showing us the

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beauty of the Quran and how it's impossible to replicate. And also Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us

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the story of Musa not citing the same

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incidents, but different incidents, and sometimes the final loss of hanaway, zooming into specific incidents and

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you know, if you if you just take note of the stories that Allah subhanho wa Taala places in Surah, you see how relevant The stories are to the theme of the surah or to the overall objectives of the surah. Right. And as I said, Sometimes I've lost limbs into a particular focus in the life of the person, because in that

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piece of that person's life is a direct lesson that helps us understand better

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what the surah aims to achieve with the learning objective of that surah and the actionable objectives of that surah. I'll give you an example. For example, if you look in pseudocode, an AMP in Surah, two and M Allah subhanho elements is just one story. And it's not an entire story, meaning it's not a story related to the entire life of Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, rather, it's a very specific sort of mentioned talking about Ibraheem alehissalaam with his father and what he said to his father and then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about how Ibrahim Alayhi Salam tried to instigate thought in his people when he was with them by saying when he saw the stars that this must be my Lord. But

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when the moon came out and was big, it says, No, the star can't be my road, the moon must be my Lord. And then when the moon went, when the sun came, he said, the sun must be the Lord, the sun's bigger and brighter. But then when the sun went, he says, How can my Lord come and go, indeed, that my lord is the one who created all of this. So, and if you look at sudo, to Anam sudo, to an RM has been described as the biggest surah in the Quran,

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about to heat belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And his oneness. So this is the this is the theme of sorbitol and M. And then when we look at this part of the story that Allah subhanho wa Taala cites, we see it directly related to the concept of tawheed. Allah doesn't tell us any other part, from the life of Abraham, at least not for example. In fact, Allah tells us another part of the life of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam when he saw the dream about him and his son and what he should do and then how he fulfilled the instructions of the dream and Allah subhanho wa Taala then gave him an alternative to his marriage in the RAM. So Allah tells us about Ibrahim in that surah, citing a

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different part of his life, but focusing on a particular area of the story of his life. Ibrahim alayhi salam. So the stories of the Quran have have functions of

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definitely number one, allowing us to learn from history, learn from the lives of the best that lived before us learn from events of the past, the law tells us stories of the lives of the West, the followers of the prophets, and what happened to them when they didn't listen. Right. So law tells us this to learn and take note of history. So this is one of the the wisdoms of having stories in the Quran. That firstly teaches us the importance of history and how history is a lesson for us. And if we look in the Quran, we find several actual sutras named after historical events like so.

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Becker axolotl calf, is named after historical events use of additional use of a whole surah named after Yusuf Alayhi. Salaam in the beginning to the end of the surah. Pretty much is about the the the life of use of Allah He Sam, and his father and these brothers. So surahs have been named after historical events to further teach us panela how important

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it is to learn from history. Also, one of the other functions of the stories in the Quran is to give us should I say, a type of intellectual break, or to create a type of intellectual difference in how we seek knowledge and how we learn. And this is a lesson for those who teach and for parents who bring up their children, that we should be dynamic in our approach when we teach our children sometimes teach them directly to instruction, sometimes teach them through stories and positive stories and if you can, even better real life events and another reason for us to go back into history because in history, land, real life events. So the Quran teaches us like this through

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instruction, and Sonos. Allah then teaches us the lesson through a story through a story, and it is said that he wants to companions with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this mentioned is related to Surah Yusuf, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would instruct them and instruct them and instruct them then they said lo castellana, that if you told us Can you tell us some stories and then Allah He will not an episodic and apostles, which is the A at the beginning of surah Yusuf Allah revealed, we revealed to the best of stories, then Allah revealed through stories, and when they when when they listen to stories, they said, if you could,

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you know, give us a heart rendering sort of reminder. So then Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed Latina Amano doctor, a doctor in Nakuru bomba de la la bicicleta final kulu when Allah says that those who believe and the hearts should jump out of

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meaning

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that they the hearts

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those who believe and the hearts are content content, when they remember last panaway to Allah it is indeed it is in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala where the hearts find rest and contentment. So here we see another angle in terms of how Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us through instruction, sometimes through stories, and sometimes through heart rendering, reminders, those reminders that give you that Eman booster wrong to have any man boost. But we shouldn't make all our learning all about Eman boost because transformation requires effort. Right? After you learn the objective of knowledge is to put it into practice. It's not just to know it in your head. And

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sometimes if you learn something in a particular way you become immune to it. But if you be dynamic in the approach as the Quran does for us, then you always, you know, excited to learn more. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you for this particular evening some wisdoms regarding the stories because interest Ravi went through the stories in more than one surah throughout the tarawih in different ways, as I mentioned, but related to the same prophets, Barack Obama, whom I love you all for the sake of Allah remember miniato Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh