How to Connect with the Qur’an

Sajid Ahmed Umar


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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen are behind a strain on the salah underselling Malhotra and the been the Bina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman Kathira en la Yomi, Dean Mobarak rubbish Raj Lisa three westerly Emery looked at me Lisa, Annie Abu Holly.

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We're beginning that name of Allah subhanho wa taala. We praise Him. We seek his assistance, we seek His guidance. We seek refuge in him from the evil of ourselves and the adverse consequences of our deeds. We testify that Whomsoever He guides, none can misguided whomsoever He must guides the man can guide and we request praises and blessings upon

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our Master and our teacher and our leader, the final messenger

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Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I believe it is that there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his messenger. It's my mothers and sisters in Islam. Salam Allah aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. All those peace may His mercy and His blessings may he safety be upon you all. With a cappella Lavinia amico, Salah.

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Rasul Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept our deeds, we can never ask him enough. We can never ask him enough

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such his life Subhanallah

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that it brings to us moments, and then those moments pass. And the session that we're having right now is testimony to it. For it feels like only yesterday that we had our very first session

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in the series, to know him is to love him

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as we discuss some of the names of Allah subhanahu Attallah and some of the knowledge pertaining to that genre of knowledge, knowledge of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala And subhanAllah before we knew it, we are towards the end of our month, the month of Ramadan.

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And in a few days time, this guest of ours will depart Subhanallah it feels like only moments ago we were preparing our homes to receive this guest we're preparing ourselves to receive this guest

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the yearly guests, the guests that we long for throughout the year, and we get really excited before it arrives and we actually feel the positive stress in Shaban 30 days before the month arrives, making sure everything is ready, we can be ready to fast we can be ready to revive our nights and be

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in the service of our guests that the best way we can be in the service of our guests is through being dedicated to the worship of Allah subhanho wa taala. The time has come Subhanallah so quickly that this guest is about to depart. And this guest will depart benevolent as it arrived benevolently it came to our homes with many gifts, and many opportunities. Many propositions it came to our home with with glad tidings. It came to our home

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with bounties and as it came graciously. It will leave graciously our guests will leave us graciously, and it will leave us graciously in the form of leaving us supercharged Hamdulillah, recalibrated, revived, ready to

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face life ready to pursue our akhira

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it will leave us strong in front of the whispers of Shavon in front of the doubts that she upon might have planted within us before Ramadan leaves us graciously. And no doubt any gracious guest leaves with sincere advice and leaves with sincere advice. Good advice is the best gift that we can give one another. And you have to imagine Ramadan leaving you with

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a reminder to how you felt before the last room of unexpired.

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Got to imagine that this gracious guest no doubt.

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I mean someone who loves us, sincerely for the sake of Allah will tell us how it is. They will not

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leave us with false hope. They will leave us with true hope. So you have to imagine this guest departing. Sharing with Us a Reminder to how we felt

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the Ramadan before this Ramadan how we felt in the final moments during the final days. How we felt when we were bidding. The celebrity guests this important guest farewell we have to remember

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Remember how we felt there. And then, and I sincerely believe that Ramadan will depart this year with a call a reminder to those moments, not for the sake of making us sad, but for the sake of making us remember Subhanallah how many thoughts we had, and reminding us that gender doesn't come about through wishful thinking. It doesn't come about through wishful thinking that you had a lot of ideas in your mind before the last Ramadan ended, what you're going to do, what you're going to leave, what you're not going to do, what you're going to implement. And the next Ramadan arrived, and where were you from those ambitions? Where were you from those emotions? Where were you from?

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All those thoughts? So Ramadan, wants to build us up. But one doesn't want to take us backwards. So you have to imagine that Ramadan is gonna ask you that, where were you the last time I was with you? And where were you when I found you this time? And I don't know if I'm going to find you next time. So,

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you know, think about what happened. The last time after I departed. You know, what did you achieve? What didn't you achieve? Why didn't you achieve those things? Right, a gracious gift guest will leave us with these advices. So that we are left in a state of strength, not weakness, we are left in a straight, we are left with a sense of perspective, we are left with a sense of perspective, not a sense of

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are not in a state of deception. But one doesn't want to leave us in a state of deception. So as you live through these final moments, and believe me, before you know it, it will be Wednesday. Before you know it, you'll be fasting your last fast on Thursday, or maybe not defending, I believe here it's announced. So you know that you'll feel your last verse isn't Thursday, but many Muslims in the world will be searching for the moon on Thursday, Thursday evening, and they don't know. They won't know whether they will get Friday too fast or whether it will be the day of eight. Okay, so feel this create the sense of urgency, urgency is sometimes a good thing. It helps procrastinators become

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realigned, feel this urgency. See Ramadan as this guest that you waited for and waited for and waited for. And then Ramadan came and you prepared so well for those guests that when this guest entered your home. everywhere they went, they were just saying, wow, wow, oh, wow. I'm going to I'm looking forward to my 30 days here.

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And then see these final days as the final moments you have with your guests.

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And you need to do everything to make most of the time you have with your guests. And then don't forget that this guest is so gracious, so benevolent, won't leave you empty handed is going to leave you with some parting words. And this is the best time before you know the shayateen have the opportunity to trouble us further. This is the best time to sit down and analyze what went wrong from shall while of the previous year to Ramadan of this year.

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What went wrong, there's no better days than the last four or five nights that you have left.

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There's no better days and nights. It's a bad as well, to search for later to gather, pondering, thinking about your life having a cave moment, a cave day this is a bad because you're doing it for the sake of Allah. Allah knows your thoughts. Allah knows your what's in your heart. Allah knows your reasons for your deliberation. You're not just sitting there, you know, idle, now you are utilizing that time for him. Allah will reward you for it, he will make that sitting, an act of worship from the Knights of Labor to Cadet Insha Allah, this is the best time because once Ramadan, leaves your home for the airport can imagine it having an airport and going for its flight it's

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going to depart. You got to imagine that all sorts of

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Subhanallah circumstances are going to be released upon you.

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Once it's announced that it's read, of course we all excited, but we should also remember Subhanallah that, you know, Ramadan brought those of gender that were open those of the Hellfire that were shut shouting that were chained. Everything's going to be reversed back to normal.

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Because life's a test,

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but a hopeful test. That's how Allah gives us Ramadan. He gives us the first 10 days of the hijab. He gives us hedge. He gives us five daily prayers, the salah five daily prayers, He gave us a Quran that is preserved Subhan Allah. He gave us the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is preserved. No prophet has had his life documented and registered and related.

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No prophet in the history of Prophets, like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that even what he did in his most private moments in his home, we know about it. So Allah has left us attended not unattended, left us attended or unattended. We have all these other tools to use to manage ourselves. And then yes, when Ramadan comes Allah doesn't take these tools away. In fact, he makes Ramadan the month of the Quran, this is the greatest tool for guidance. He says this month is the dedicated month for it. But Allah changed the share of pain and he shuts the doors of of the Hellfire

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to make Ramadan a launchpad to make Ramadan a month to gain the momentum needed to keep you going throughout the year. Think of it as a cyclist, a cyclist cycle cycle cycle cycle cycles what happens when the cyclists stopped cycling? Does the bike just stop suddenly or does it carry on moving

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it moves because of the momentum created from the cycling process. So you got to think about it.

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So Ramadan is the month to cycle heart

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so that you moving you have momentum going into the rest of the months of the year. And then Allah who used that momentum with the first 10 days of the hijab and everyday with the five daily slider and then for those who want to engage Allah in the voluntary worship then Alhamdulillah that door is open for them as well. Certain like fasting is going to be shut until next Ramadan you have the Monday fast you have the Thursday fast you have the faster show well according to a majority of the scholars

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you have the aim will be fasting of the three white days you have opportunities but think back what which opportunities Did you miss you know sometimes we we only focus on the mistakes we did but Islam is the jewel jewel approach focus on the good deeds you didn't act upon you didn't bring into your life

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going forward from this Ramadan to next number one as you analyze last Ramadan to this Ramadan, as you analyze it don't say, Well, I you know, I wanted to live this sin, but I didn't. I wanted to live this bad character and I didn't I wanted to get closer to the Sunnah in this way and I did. Think about the good deeds,

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the good deeds as well that you could have done that would have helped you leave the bad deeds that you didn't do. You got to think of it like this because Allah says in the Salah, 10 her annual fascia Eva monka Allah says Salah puts an end to immorality, and sin, Salah puts an end to it.

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Right? And if you connect with the Quran and ponder over the Quran, and interact with this verse, you will see that Allah is teaching you that good deeds help put an end to bad deeds.

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Sometimes we want to put an end to a bad deed. But we just we focus on the triggers that create those bad deeds. That's That's good. You should focus on it. What are the triggers? Is it my phone? Is it a particular app? Is it a particular website? Is it a particular country that I'm in? Right? People have desires, people have trouble hot, they have showered, we know that Subhanallah the test of this world is in misconceptions and

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love for following one's desires, different people are tested with with different circumstances and situations. Some people are tested with the academia and they fall into all sorts of misconceptions of the deen they become a test for themselves and other people. Some people, they have a weakness in front of their desires, their test is the test of desires and they slip and they trip. So no doubt as you you don't want to develop develop yourself for the next year you got to you got to switch off the triggers. You got to remove the triggers. Right. But also we forget that one of the ways to ensure

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that we stay away from sin is by giving birth to good deeds.

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If you're not fasting Mondays and Thursdays make a plan to start fasting Mondays and Thursdays

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if you're not fasting the three white days make a plan for that if you're not praying so that you do have make a plan for that if you're not regular with us God make a plan for that to bring these into your life. These pillars

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if you're not being charitable enough with your charity monthly bring that into your life all these good deeds going to help you

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because then Allah's Mercy reaches you. You become empowered.

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And we've been reading this in the Torah way every time what does he say when he says I'm going to take them to the hellfire? He says it'll let you burn the Camino Holman McCloskey excess except your chosen ones. He says to Allah, that I will take them with me to the Hellfire except for your chosen slaves.

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That he believes even in his arrogance, even in his misguidance

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he acknowledges that I have no chance over the one who Allah chooses Subhan Allah. So ask Allah to choose you, to make you from the chosen. Ask Allah subhanho wa Taala

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of it. And the chosen ones, they are the ones who get closer to Allah through good deeds, through the compulsory acts of worship, and also, as Allah tells us in the Hadith puts you through the voluntary acts of worship, you get even closer to Allah. And in that same Hadith, Allah says, My slave continues getting closer to me through the voluntary acts of worship,

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his or her faculties are only used in a manner that's pleasing to Allah

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Subhanallah so think about this as part of your plan your strategy for 2023 to 2024 for more than 1444 to Ramadan 1445 is to bring about as many good deeds as you can, but in a structured way, in a way that allows you to burn in and not burn out. This is another thing and I think you should imagine number one calling you to this highlighting to you before Ramadan leaves that don't forget about your burn out that you experienced after I left you the last time

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that you have all this mashallah emotion. You have all this

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encouragement, you have this Eman, boost, but be strategic in how you roll it out.

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Recognize that life is going to happen to you once your welcomes, it's not going to be Ramadan.

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The Shayateen are going to be roaming. You're not going to be fasting. The night prayer is not going to be happening. You're not going to be in a community in which everyone is going to the night prayer. Everyone is fasting when everyone's doing it. It's easy to do.

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You're not going to be in that circumstances situation. It's a whole new scene. Social Ramadan will tell you remind you to this, that don't forget that your while is not Ramadan. And the Canada isn't Ramadan. So strategize, proactively. Don't strategize in a way that isn't sustainable. You burn out and you just give up. Right, you're not going to just all of a sudden, start fasting monday and thursday if you haven't been doing so after Ramadan leaves, you're not going to just start fasting 13th 14th 15th of every month, once Ramadan leaves, it's not going to just happen suddenly, you got to click a finger and it's just going to happen. You're going to be reading this one Jews of the

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Quran. And we always highlight wonders of the Quran because we learn from the Sunnah, that in the least a believer should build himself or herself up to finish the Quran once every 30 days. That is the target if you can do it twice every 30 days Hamdulillah. But at least build yourself up to reading one Jews a day every day before next, I'm Ivan arrives. build yourself up. If you can't read it, because of your circumstances, you have young children, you have a demanding household, then make a plan at least to read what you can't from the Quran and listen to the rest.

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So that in some capacity, you had a relationship with one Jews of the Quran every day for 30 days, maybe you can read a quarter of the quarter listen to three quarters. But have those thoughts, burn yourself in and maybe you won't be able to listen to three quarters and read a quarter immediately. Maybe at the beginning, you'll just be able to read a quarter. That's all and you're going to try this over a day over two days, over three days over a week over two weeks, over three weeks over a month. And in a month's time you'll see Subhanallah okay, it's easy for me to read a quarter i i set aside 30 minutes to read Quran

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and Masha Allah before I was only doing a call to Jews, now I do a call to Jews in 20 minutes, I have 10 minutes more, now you can increase.

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You see, from my experience working with people. And I've seen that there's two types of people. There's some people who are motivated by the quantitative approach. And there's some people who are motivated, who are who are burned out by a quantitative approach.

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Okay, someone needs to leave and his cars blocked. I'm not sure if anyone's blocking another car.

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So you have a quantitative approach, and you have a qualitative approach. Some people are burned out by the quantitative approach. I've seen this with some of the people from those who I mentor, you tell them alright, let's set some targets.

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Let's set some targets every day you're going to do ABCD and SubhanAllah. Overtime, you see them burning out.

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They just they just burn out of it. And then from experience, I've realized that for some for them, a qualitative approach works better. So for example, you don't tell them I want you to read X amount of pages of the Quran a day. You tell them I want you to set aside 20 minutes to read Quran every day.

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Whatever you read in those 20 minutes, that's your culture for the day.

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You see the difference between quantitative and qualitative?

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That's a difference. So some people if you tell them to set aside 20 minutes, this is easy for them. Read the Quran, switch off your phone, read the Quran. If you read one page in the 20 minutes, that's your quota for the day. If you read 10 Pay

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Just that's your quota for the day.

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So every day because they're doing the time, they don't feel burnt out, they feel like they've achieved they don't sit at the end of the day regretting I was supposed to hit this target and I didn't and it's not becoming a sense of negative stress for them. So some people

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they get, you know, they get afflicted with negative stress if you give them quantitive talk, I'm sharing this with you because today's topic is all about the Quran and connecting with the Quran and so on and so forth.

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Right, so I'm going to bring about random thoughts but all related to the Quran. And no doubt connected to Ramadan. And that's why I started with Ramadan and Ramadan departing, to bring that sense of urgency.

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So as you plan your protocols, your diligence, your processes for Ramadan, 1445, meaning you got to see it like this, you are having a conversation with Ramadan and you are making promises from other than when you come next year. This is this is what you're going to see. This is who you're going to see, you're going to see this in my house, you're going to see this renovation, you're going to see this room painted, you're going to see this bedding changed.

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That's what you this is the conversation you're having. Right? And you have to imagine a man telling you Okay, okay, okay, but just don't burn out. Your show you have the budget to make this renovation, you show you have the resources in your in your city to complete these changes in your home. See Ramadan engaging in this practice of discussion.

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Why? Why am I sharing with you this? Because Alhamdulillah Allah has given us life.

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And he's given us this life to build up, not to burn out in

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a life in which we bet ourselves in this process of building Jana happens strategically. It happens proactively, it happens progressively.

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And it's through this, do we reach new levels in terms of our ambitions? And through this, are we able by the mother and sustained Islam start benefiting others and this is the level we need to get to this is the home of doubt. If you constantly need surgery, how will you? How will you operate under people that makes sense?

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If you constantly need help, how will you help other people, you got to build yourself up to a level of stability, whereby now you are empowered to help other people and the first people that you need to help are your children and then your nieces and nephews the closest to you

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find Allah and when that impact is felt you will inspire them to become what you what Allah has blessed you to become. And that's how you create a chain reaction. The domino effect the domino effect that's what we want to see the umber the domino effect

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we can see the circular effect where it's Ramadan Ramadan and we back to normal before the next time our van came back and we start ticking and then we back to normal and then we start again and then we back to normal and then we start again and we constantly in a vortex actually add ons put us in the cylinder and it's pressurized that we're trying to swim out and we can't swim out, got to move forward. Right? Okay, so try this Inshallah, in your endeavors moving forward and may Allah bless what remains of our month, Amin and may Allah preserve us in His obedience and grant us many many more Ramadan's mean, whilst we are in good health, whilst we are in a good state of faith, whilst we

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are closer to Allah and not further away from Allah, whilst our parents are happier with us if they're alive. Whilst we've done more for our parents if they've passed away, whilst our children have progressed, if we have children, and so on and so forth. We ask Allah to bring us many, many more advancements, our life is constantly progressing towards him with worship, filled with love, filled with hope, filled with fear of Allah subhanahu totalis punishment, I mean, they are behind me. Now.

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Obviously, the reason why I'm connecting today's topics to the Quran is because this was what you chose, you chose to have a discussion about the Quran and I pray you've made

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you know, you've written it in capitals, qualitative versus quantitative, if you don't understand yourself, this is part of the reasons why you don't progress.

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You must understand yourself read up on it, you know, so read up on your personality, your personality type, so you can move forward sometimes Subhanallah it's not an issue with our Eman. Our mind is good, our mind is strong. The problem is we just we didn't recognize our unique self. We didn't realize our unique self and then she upon uses that to make it any man issue that you consider not memorizing the Quran because your mind is weak. You can't see you're not introducing the sooner the sooner in your life because your Eman is weak. The sooner Salah haven't come into Europe because your mind is weak now it's just because perhaps it's not because of emotion the

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regret you feel by the way is from Iman, the regret you feel when you're doing something is from Iman, but perhaps you just you burning out you're not burning and your approach is wrong. You haven't taken the Fit

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Zico means properly okay? So think about this if you have been failing Ramadan Ramadan and you've been using a quantitative approach, try a qualitative approach from this Ramadan to the next and see how you go see how you go okay, see how you go, inshallah. Now

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previously I shared with you this trees this three, while this three step approach to connect with the Quran

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because we always talk about connecting to the Quran connecting to the Quran this is theory, how do we did practically. And I shared with you this idea of the double. And the depth at a basic level consumes everybody. It's not unique for scholars, it's not unique for students of knowledge, Allah revealed this verse for the masses, everyone does the double and double is pondering over the Quran. And I told you the basic level of the double which every Muslim can do, even if you're a new Muslim, is firstly understanding what the verse is saying. And secondly, asking yourself

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the lessons of this verse, are they in my life, or are they in my life? That's, that's simple, basic that

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every Muslim can do this, a six year old can do it. A seven year anyone who can discern between right and wrong, can do this. They call it sin Tamizh. In the books of the age of discernment, when you can discern between right and wrong.

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Anyone who can discern between right and wrong, if you explain to them a verse and told them what this verse is, according to, and then you ask them to compare their life to that ideal. In some capacity they can. Yesterday's one, I sat with children in the children's program, they were amazing, phenomenal, eight 910 11, amazing Subhanallah the interaction, the ability to comprehend the ability to possibly participate. I said thinking Subhanallah was I when I was sat where they were good, I could I think like that our children are so advanced. Explain to them a verse and then sit them down honestly and make them try, you will see Subhanallah even they can do it.

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Even they can do it.

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If you take a verse and say this is the ideal that this verse is talking, talking about, a scholar toward me, or a book of Tafseer has told me right so we know what this verse is saying, we don't doubt it. This is what the verse is quoting. And then you say to them, all right, my dear son, my dear daughter, even if they eight years old,

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Bill Allah's calling us to this, how much of this existed your life

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and let them interact?

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That's terrible.

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And subhanAllah by you doing that you'll be training them to practice the DAP or to interact with the Quran like this. Because there's no greater school than the school of the home. And we discussed this in Surah Yusuf when we discussed the prophetic methodology of parenting, the School of Yaqoob. In parenting and raising children, yes,

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results are with Allah. Some children,

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they make mistakes. We know the brothers of Yusuf abducted use of the oil from the same home. They're studying your hands, what's in your hands his effort, right. And the effort of Jakob was phenomena we see this in how he was with use of either he Salam and all the different extractions we took from the verses that connected his interactions with them and if you missed it, it's online. It's on my YouTube channel, we uploading nightly Alhamdulillah

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I actually named it the prophetic School of parenting or prophetic parenting or something like this

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from Surah Yusuf.

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Now, what is the three step approach, the three step approach, the three step approach is as follows

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is as follows.

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Number one, you are going to analyze

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the distance between you and the ideal that Allah is calling you to in the Quran.

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Step number one, so you said you studied Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen did I share with you the three verses a fatty has as a case study?

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Alright, for those who missed it, let me let me share with you a case study.

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You have to understand every verse in the Quran brings in the least two things.

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Meaning it brings about two things, but in different quantities. Number one knowledge. Every verse in the Quran is going to teach you knowledge. Every verse, and number two is going to call you to an action. Every verse in the Quran will call you to an action.

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I dare you to read the Quran and fail me on what I'm saying. Even if you read a story from the stories of the Quran, you will find knowledge in it and an action that it's calling to and we do this nightly with Surah Yusuf, it's a story. But we every night, every verse we take, we share the knowledge and we extracting or to the best of our ability. Obviously we don't have time to tap into every verse. But sometimes we take a group of verses, but from it we did use knowledge

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and benefits a call to action.

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So, takes a little fatter because we read this every day in every solar in every Rocca Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen unhemmed This is the greatest of praises the highest level of praise, this praise belongs to Allah Al hamdu lillah it belongs to Allah. Lam here Islam of public belongs to Allah Alhamdulillah this hand belongs to Allah and by the way hand

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when I when I call it the highest form of praise, it's a phrase that you will only find connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala nobody praises anyone using Hamed besides Allah.

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Right? You can thank someone you can praise someone in Arabic language, this is called Mud.

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Mud is praising when you praise someone.

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They share the similar letters, meme, a unhemmed, her meme that made the meme that has similar letters, but the different levels of intensity. Hemd is a level of praise that is so intense, it can only be for Allah. Why? Because it's for the for the being who's gifted as a gift that no one else can give us.

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And you can think of the multiple

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upon multiple streams of criteria, think about gender who can give you gender. Nobody. Think about faith who can give you faith you want to talk about spirituality who can give to spirituality like Allah, nobody, okay, you want to make it more physical, who can give to you your physical amenities, the ability to see the ability to taste, the ability to smell,

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the ability to live on Earth, who can give you that? No one besides Allah subhanho wa taala. Okay, you want to talk about physical interactions? Like who who can give you the ability to bond over the creation of Allah and recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala from his creation,

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you want to talk about moments who can give you moments like the moments Allah give us gives you.

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We just finished the series on Allah's names. One of the names of Allah is her luck. Right? Remember, we said her luck upon the scale that denotes a continuous action.

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Allah is not alcoholic only but he's Haluk he's the creator. And he's the perpetual creator. Every moment you live through his created it.

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When I say the word every, how many moments signed the word every.

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Think about it likeness. How many moments in the world every Allah created every moment in those in the in the series of moments that allowed me to say every,

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every blink of an eye that is a moment Allah create a bet.

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Every leaf that falls from a tree is a moment Allah created and how many leaves for at the same time.

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In the world, in the same moment, those are all unique moments Allah is create constant every every heartbeat is a moment Allah has created that

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understand who you worship every night, and who you fasting for Subhan Allah, every moment he creates, right now this little child putting a hand out with a pencil in her hand. These are a series of moments Allah has created every individual speck of a moment for that entire moment that we saw to happen. So for Allah subhanahu Bucha amazing. Have you ever thought of Allah like this?

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This is why Subhan Allah and with mine used to read the Quran and he used to cry. And people used to say to him, You need to relax a little bit. Meaning I'm just paraphrasing. You need to take it easy. You're going to hurt yourself, you know the history become so emotionally filled. And it's to say to them if you understood what the Quran is, if you understood these words, that the words of Allah, you delete that phrase, enough from your vocabulary, this word enough, you delete it.

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You just keep reading it because those are moments that you have with Allah, that Allah has created for you to have with him. Subhan Allah.

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Do you ever think about it like that? You sit with the Quran, these are my mom was with Allah. And Allah has created these moments. So I could have these moments with him Allah has chosen.

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Prophets were chosen, no doubt.

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But Allah chooses from his creation as well albeit in a different way. When you read the Quran, Allah has chosen you.

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He's created those moments for you so you can have moments with him.

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When you raise your hands and make dua, Allah has chosen you. He's created those moments for you, so you can have moments with him.

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When you keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah, Allah has chosen you. He's created for you moments, so you can have moments with him.

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Subhan Allah, unbelievable. And believe me, Allah make us I'm thankful.

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May Allah make us I'm thankful when you first that that's Allah telling you I've chosen.

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I've chosen you

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pray the throwaway chosen you read the Quran, Allah every time there's so many times Allah subhanaw taala is giving us the signal I've chosen you. But we let ourselves down. That's what we do. By not recognizing that Allah has chosen us and feeling the responsibility of being chosen. How many people has Allah created?

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But I'm not chose us panela

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Subhanallah we don't keep choosing us. I mean, so Al hamdu is this unique praise that we give only to Allah because Allah gives us moments like no other

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way. What is unhemmed scholars I've tried to explain it. They say Al Hamd refers to a sincere show of love

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and gratitude that stems from a sincere heart coupled with sincere love and exaltation. For the one being pressed, did you capture that definition?

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Hamed, a sincere show of love or a sincere show of gratitude that stems from a sincere heart

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filled with sincere love and sincere exaltation for the one being praised. This is Hamed

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so you said Alhamdulillah and why are you saying that Hamdulillah that this sincere show of gratitude belongs to Allah meaning you are Allah. You are al Hamid. Here Allah you are the owner of this praise meaning you are always be al Hamid whether I recognize you as the praise one or I don't whether I remember to recognize you as the praise one or I don't, this Praise belongs to you, I am announcing that it belongs to you, no one can take it away from me.

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Whether I wish to praise you, or I forget to praise you, or I refuse to praise you, you are al Hamid and then hamdulillah

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why? Rob bill me because You are the Lord of the Worlds.

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And I think I shared with you the meanings of Rob said Rob is a universal term right? We shared this right? It encompasses so many different names on the names of Allah. So many names Subhanallah, many of the names of Allah encompassed in the temple.

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But if we have to be choosy because of time, then we would say Rob means your Creator, your maker, your Sustainer.

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To give off life, to give off death, your protector and the one who nurtures you to perfection, seven or eight meanings we can really choose if we if we pressed for time.

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So you think Subhan Allah is my protector. Allah nurtures me to perfection, Allah provides for me this food and drink that I need to survive. Because of him, I'm sustained My heart beats, I don't have to think about my heart beating beats without me having to remember it beating.

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What is okay, so this is knowledge that you learned from an hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen, right. You learn from an hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen all these things about Allah, what action does it bring about?

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What action

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praising Allah, praising Allah as an action, but why would you praise Allah? Is

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gratitude and be grateful to Allah? Why do you want to be grateful to Allah?

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Because you love Allah doesn't make you love Allah. Allah does all these things for me. When a child loves his parents, and you ask your child why doesn't the child take with my mom? He does all these things for me. Look, my parents look after me. They provide for me. Yeah, you love Allah. Correct. So the the action that stems from the knowledge of the first verse of Surah Fatiha is one of loving Allah, right. Okay, now loving Allah is manifested in different ways. Like you said, you thankful to Allah, you show gratitude, and so on and so forth.

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How do we connect with this verse? To the so we've we've understood the Tafseer. We understood what the verse is saying. Right? And through it. Now we've understood what the what knowledge the verse has taught us, and what action the verse is going to correct you guys with me? Okay.

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How do we connect with the Quran? Step number one, a gap analysis.

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What is the gap analysis?

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You're gonna sit yourself down and ponder

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how much do I love Allah?

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How much do I love Allah? Now this will Can you imagine how long this will take? You could just be pondering over unhemmed Lerab irrelevant for weeks as you go on the journey discovering yourself. This is self discovery. By the way, the Quran gives you the ability for self discovery.

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The Quran gives you the ability for self discovery.

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How much do I love Allah? Now that's going to bring about a whole lot of other questions that you need to answer. Okay, how do I know how much I love Allah? How much do I worship him? How much does Allah want me to worship? How close am I to those levels of event? How far away? Am I from those levels of event allows me to stay away from these bad deeds? How far away am I from them? This is these questions this journey you're going into this is the gap analysis. This is the double Quran. All these questions you're asking and trying to answer are because of this verse in the Quran. This is you pondering over the Quran.

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This is you pondering over

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the Quran?

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This is you pondering over the Quran, it will take a long time to answer this question, depending on the verse,

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this journey of self discovery, how much do I love Allah?

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Obviously, through this journey, you're going to study what does the love of Allah entail? And that's going to be your ideal. That's going to be the target. And then you're going to see where you are from that target. How far am I away from the target?

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How many kilometers? How many miles? Okay, so that's step number one.

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Gap Analysis?

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Is that how you connect with the Quran only know step number two?

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Root cause analysis, root cause analysis? What's the root cause analysis, you need to understand why there's a gap between you and

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this ideal? Why is there this gap?

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Why is there this gap this is called I call it a root cause analysis, you want to go to the root cause you want to, you want to deal with the disease at the roots. When a tree is struggling, you can go spray chemic, you can go spray the medicine on the leaves.

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But what's gonna happen when the medicine fades off, fades away, the problem is going to return right. So you want to go to the root of the problem.

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You want quantum progress in your life. Quantum progress happens when you shift problems from its from the roots.

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Get to the roots. So call it a root cause analysis. Why exactly is there a gap in my life between where I am in terms of my love for Allah? And where I should be in terms of my love for Allah?

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Why? Figure it out everybody has different reasons as to why they are where they are. You got to figure that out.

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Is it because I have bad friends?

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Is it because I spend too much time on applications?

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Right? You got to ask yourself that.

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is it because I lose motivation? Is it because maybe if it's if it's a journey with the Quran, and you're not so prolific with it, is it because I don't read fluently enough? Okay, so put all those right everything now?

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Is it because I forget to recite Salah to her daily? Write it down?

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Is it because of job restrictions? Write it down.

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Go the Distance. This is a cave day. This is you

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going through a journey of self discovery using the Quran as your base for it. This is terrible when people say oh we can practice the double chef because you know the field we can't do tafseer the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said whoever speaks about the Quran, even meaning without knowledge they sinful even if they if they correct.

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So we can't know that's the fear. The devil comes after tafsir you have to visit a knowledgeable, responsible scholar and understand what the verse is saying. You have to pick up a reputable book of deceit and read that book of Tafseer. And, you know, make sure that you've understood what the verse is saying, now that you've understood what the verse is saying. Now the journey of the double arrives that Allah commands us to affiliate at the Brunel Quran do not ponder over the Quran, Allah colluvial UK follower or as a lock been set on the hearts Subhanallah this teaches us that our proximity from the dead bird is based on how free our hearts are.

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And that's it ask Allah in your DUA now you have things to ask Allah for that yeah, Allah unlock my heart.

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Yeah, Allah unlocked my heart opened my heart to the Quran. opened my heart the meanings of the Quran, open my heart to the guidance of the Quran. Now you

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Have a DUA to ask Allah for.

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I will do as improve

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as our discovery improves. And it's a discovery based of course on the Quran ultimate guidance, who then itself guide Rama and the mercy or Shiva and a cure. And the description will include and I liked that description of the Quran, Allah SubhanAllah. Too many.

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Okay, are you then? No, you're not done? What's left? Solutions analysis, nothing's complete. If you don't come up with the solutions. What do I need to do to close this gap between where I am and where I need to be?

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What do I need to do?

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Do I need to delegate some of my tasks? Do I need to sit down with my husband sit down with my spouse, discuss my ambitions, my endeavors. So he can help me work through some of the is it a time issue, maybe he can help me here with it.

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Maybe we can outsource some of the things that I'm doing?

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Meaning solutions, just like how you run a business, right?

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When COVID struck, the businesses came together that people came together, what can we do with the business? Right? How do we need to really staff? Can we reduce staff? What can we do to manage this is the unknown turbulence that we're going through? Everyone is sitting and looking for solutions, understanding the problems. But what about your life? Is it not deserving of it? What about your grave? What about how you're going to die? What about how you're going to be raised on the day of the AMA? But about how are you going to be stood in front of Allah? How are you going to stand in front of him?

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I say how you're going to be stood, forgive the bad English but you know what I'm meaning the angels are going to drive us to Allah subhanaw taala.

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That name is called you're going to be driven, you're going to be made to stand up whatever that doesn't that deserve some reflection, contemplation, a meeting, a board meeting, regular meetings, a review, analysis, KPIs, whatever you want to call it, key performance indicators, whatever MBA tools, techniques, you have SWOT analysis doesn't it? Doesn't your life that doesn't all these things deserve all of that?

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deserves it? Of course it does. So solutions analysis.

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Is it because I have bad friends? Okay, I need to change my friends if the root cause is bad friends solution is changed my friend cycle. If the root cause is the city, you live in solutions, I'm gonna change the city. If you have to, you have to your grave deserves it.

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If it's desires, and it's your environment, change your environment.

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Mean do what you have to do, is it I'm not I lose motivation. That's why I'm not hitting my Quran targets get a Quran, buddy. That's your solution. Let me try and create a circle of Quran buddies and together we hold each other accountable. We have the same like mindedness, we have the same ambitions, but we will be we all struggling, maybe we will struggling for the same reason. I'm going to create a group of WhatsApp buddies, Telegram buddies, whatever it is. And we are going to be putting our targets and keeping ourselves honest and making sure that we pushing each other to to build ourselves up. Is it because of these sins that I fall into? Okay, what are the triggers? Those

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are the triggers, right? Let me delete the triggers.

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Don't they do that in psychotherapy as well, right where they tell you you need to create an ecosystem around you to leave some bad deeds. I've spoken to some psychotherapist, they mentioned this as actual practical solutions that they

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give to the clients.

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Right, let's say somebody's addicted to something, they actually tell them that you have to I know it's embarrassing. But you have to speak to a few of your close friends and tell them you have this problem.

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People who you spend your day with or they have proximity to your day, so that they can have an acute awareness of your behavior that shows that you haven't left the problem and they can tell you about it. And they can remind you towards your solutions and so on. And they say this is a solution, not saying we should expose our sins. But if that is the only solution and we need to create that circle of trust, create that circle of trust, you don't have that circle of trust, your solution is create a circle of trust. This is how you did it. This is the power of the Quran. Gap Analysis. Understand the reason why there's a gap that's the root cause analysis. Come up with the solutions

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How am I going to close the gap between me and the ideal? And Allah sees you daily with the struggle? This is the struggle Allah wants to see from you. When Allah tells you to observe the jihad

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Jahai do Fila haka jihad. Strive for the sake of Allah a true striving. This is the striving he wants to see.

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That you showing Allah that Allah Allah Allah week slave, and things are hard, but no matter how hard it is, I'm going to keep trying. It's not going to stop

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Am I gonna stop trying because of how hard it is? I imagine Allah above his throne, witnessing this from you,

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witnessing you not giving up for his sake, witnessing you trying for his sake, witnessing you amending for his sake, witnessing you raising your hands begging him for his sake. Where do you think you're going to end up?

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From the last ones with the chosen ones.

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There you go.

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There you go.

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There you go. Right, because the Quran is light. And Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. And perhaps this is a good segue into this particular verse, verse number 35 from Surah Lu, as the final

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as they say, it is the

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meaning when the icing on the cake that's what I'm looking for when you fasting if you get all these food, terminologies and state, the icing on the cake, so we've gone through different journeys connected to the Quran, right? And I hope you've understood the double process. And through this we've understood the Quran as a light and of course it's a light because it comes from light Allah Who knew somehow it will, verse number 35, from Surah Lu La Ilaha illa Allah and entire surah in the Quran, named the chapter of light because of this verse in the Quran, Allah who lose it will La Ilaha illa Allah who lose some somehow it will out Marunouchi, he can be Choquette fee ha Misbah el

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mismo fee Sujatha as Sujatha to can co Qaboun Do re

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U Academy in Sharjah T Mobile raka ze tuna

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Lasher Tia wala orbia So perfect it is yakka to say to her you will be one oh longtemps Hoonah new rule.

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Yeah Delaire who Liuli he may Yasha Allah guides to His light whom He wills may this session be that session that causes us to be guided to his light. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala has concludes the verse by saying

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we have the rebula who will I'm fairly NASA Allah she has these parallels and these examples with people. Allahu Bukola Shana Eileen, and Allah is upon all omniscient and knowledgeable.

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sha Allah this is the icing on the cake that we will discuss, to close our sister series together. And may Allah bless the sister who suggested it Subhanallah couldn't be more. Any Subhan Allah you feel like there's God sent that Allah makes us and our series we started he's with his names. And we end with a verse in the Quran that teaches us about him so eloquently, Allah Who somewhere it will out. Allah says Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth

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is the Light of the heavens and the earth.

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To hon Allah

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and the scholars of the FCC, this light that Allah subhanho wa Taala is referring to is both his see and manually is both tangible and meaningful.

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History and manually,

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tangible, meaning

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every light you see, comes from the light of Allah.

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Every light you see the light of the sun, the light of the moon, the light of the stars.

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It comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala every light you see, and how many times as Allah take an oath by a time

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in our day

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that is associated with the meanings of brightness

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or Shamsi will do Haha,

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well of comedy, either tele Allah takes an oath by the sun, and its brightness will come around the moon when it follows the sun.

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Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.

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Subhan Allah

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the scholars of FCSA Subhan Allah

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that Allah is Latif and with this we learned this in Surah Yusuf, Allah is gentle with his slaves, so gentle he is that Allah's light is so bright, that he veils his light with a veil of light. Because if that veil is lifted, anything that reads that light touches it will just fall apart.

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It will surrender it will fall apart. So Allah has created for himself a veil of light.

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Subhanallah remember when we

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Musa spoke to Allah

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in east of a Touka. PD seletti will be Calamy have chosen you Musa with reseller making a profit and Colombia making you claim Allah, someone who Allah will speak to and you speak to Allah in a unique way.

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Musa says to Allah

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allow me to Syria

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and in the unveiling of a Scotland Tirana, you will never be able to see. Well I can but umbrella Jabba look at this massive mighty mountain

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for any stalker, if it stays where it is, first of all Tirana, you will see me

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plus the fundamentals of Boolean algebra Allah subhanho wa Taala imagined the most my new test of senses I mean, so small it's beyond our imagined our ability to imagine how small this is, in the smallest of ways. A small a reality of small that is beyond our ability to imagine.

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This veil was lifted,

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whatever to the mountain.

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It crushed

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and Musa

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fell unconscious.

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Subhan Allah

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Subhan Allah

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Subhana Allah

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La ilaha illa Allah,

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La how Allah Allah where they love them Abu Dhabi happened in La Jolla, Panama one was the official Besides why not law, no power, no matter except for Allah. This is what happened. And when Musa finally woke up all he could say Subhana glory with you.

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And I asked you for forgiveness.

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I seek Your pardon.

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Me I'm observing Tober

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time Allah

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because that's who Allah subhanho wa Taala is. So Allah is the new his light. And from his gentleness and merciful this to us he has created a veil of light. So he is light, and his veil is a veil of light.

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And as we said, everything that has light stems from the light of Allah, the light of the Throne of Allah, the light of the curacy of Allah,

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the light of the sun, the light of the moon, light itself, the light of Jannah Subhan Allah, because of the light of Allah, that gender receives its light.

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But also, the light of Allah, as we said is minor we, we said it's history, it's tangible, and it's also meaningful. What do we what do we mean by a neural machinery? A neural machinery? What do we mean by it?

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The book of Allah subhanho wa Taala the revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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the Shetty of Allah subhanahu itad belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala aemet knowledge of the heart of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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all this is from the light of Allah, this Eman that you have in your heart. So in the light of Allah,

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you've been touched by Allah. This light that you have in your heart is on the light of Allah Iman is from the this Iman the light you have is from Iman. And this light is from the light of Allah who Lulu somehow it will Earth. Allah being the Light of the heavens and

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the Quran is from Allah who somehow it will arts from the this is the light from the light of Allah, the guidance of the Quran from the light of Allah, the Sharia of Allah from the light of Allah.

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The messengers that Allah sent from the light of Allah,

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the guidance that you feel from the light of Allah, the salah that you praise from the light of Allah.

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The first thing that you doing from the light of Allah you being here right now when you could have been somewhere else is from the light of Allah

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the guidance you manifest is from the light of Allah.

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The ambitions you have for your children to raise them in a manner that allows them to die upon Iman from the light of Allah. The guidance you children has from the light of Allah, the happiness that you have in your marriage, upon Allah's righteousness is from the light of Allah Subhana

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Allah Who knew somehow it will,

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your ability to see you can't see without lights from the light of Allah subhanho wa Taala that's physical talking about the meaningful now. I hope you understand it. I hope you feel that we live in Allah with Allah's light. We don't even recognize realize it Subhan Allah may Allah forgive us. But Nick, diabetic Marsha Carnac, who crickhowell Subhanallah we haven't worshipped you the way you deserve to be worship. We haven't thanked you the way you deserve to be thanked. This heart Subhan Allah that beats from

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one state to another state forget about the physical beating, think about moving from state to state. It can shift from guidance to miss guidance Allah makes it beat from a state of guidance to a state of guidance. This is from the law of Allah.

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The soft word of a mother to her child and a father to his child, reminding them about Allah is from the light of Allah.

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The projects you choose to run from the light of Allah, the desire you have for the upliftment of your communities from the light of Allah.

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And Allah gives his light to whom he wills in different capacities. So ask Allah to give you from his light and to increase that light for you.

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The more he increases it for you, upon Allah, the more amazing you become.

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This is how you have to understand everything revolves around Hola Hola. Hola. Yo, we also have a lot of good I understand that our quality level

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indeed no power, no mighty except

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for Allah

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Subhana Allah, there is no power, no mind, it's all Allah. And we've been reading this in Surah Yusuf as well.

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When Yousuf shares his light, what does he say that he come in from the villa here and this is from the light of Allah, Allah's blessings upon me and upon the people

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does not say this time and time again Jacoba he sent me to inshallah and upcoming verses we will see this and from the beginning is always attaching it to Allah, it's always going back to Allah.

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They live this reality knowing that it was nothing who brought you from non existence to existence, the fact that you live and can be seen that means you have light on you, this light is from the light of Allah.

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This name and mu is from the universal Names of Allah. It encompasses the meanings of so many other names of Allah subhana wa ATAC.

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This is Allah subhanahu itad.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is teaching us that if it wasn't for Allah,

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you would have nothing but darkness.

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There is Allah Who removes darkness.

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The positive feeling you have, that light is from the light of Allah.

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The extreme sadness you feel from the sadness of sharepad So you ask Allah to bring upon you His light, to remove that sadness.

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The positive demeanor you have the happiness you feel in your day, the smile you have on your face. All this is from the light of the light of Allah, Allah in the Light of the heavens and the earth.

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You thought when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said there was a bazooka. fugi olexa Your smile in the face of your brother is a sadaqa you said it just what what is that?

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It's sadaqa because that is you manifesting light light which Allah has given you.

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Don't people become enlightened when you smile? When you happy? Don't they feel enlightened? You are a means of them receiving this light of Allah. That's why Allah gave you that he was a fossa duck.

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This is connect with the Quran. My dear mother and my dear sister. Why you never finished one word Allah Who knew we just onlu Musa, my one verse Allah Hulu's, Marathi will act.

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And in surrender Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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that for the one who Allah doesn't give them his new family whom endure,

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he will never have any light. Some people see misguidance as light no matter who

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you have no light.

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For Allah doesn't share with you a portion of his nor

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he will never be enlightened, you will never have light. You will only be in darkness living in darkness even though you think you living in light will be living in darkness. The light of the grave My dear mother and sister

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is from the light of Allah who somehow it will act.

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When you make dua to Allah, Allah and lighten my grief. Don't keep my grave darky Allah, Devi scary Allah. Don't make it a dark pit to Allah. You're asking Allah to shower upon you. New Light from a new Allah who was somehow it was not

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Subhana Allah

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then Allah shares with us a parable because it's beyond our ability to imagine him

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despite our brains, our minds having what we say we only we described as no boundary in describing Allah so

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No Who am I sorry, in describing events in describing things in imagining things, this mind cannot describe an imagined.

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Sorry, I slipped there, I was paying attention at the time I thought Russell's coming in, we need to wrap up and so much to say.

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siano to the book and last

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Subhan Allah,

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what did I just say?

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What is the last point? Just not have the mental capacity? No, we don't have the mental capacity to imagine and describe Allah subhanho wa taala. Even though think about it, you can imagine whatever you want, describe whatever you want, who can stop you. Can anyone stop you? You guys are sitting here. You can imagine you sitting in Medina, the action, but can anyone stop you right now? Can you imagine it? Your mind has the ability to do it.

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We always joke with the brothers, you have one wife, we can imagine you have three for two who's going to stop you? Can anyone stop you? You can imagine how she looks you can imagine how can anyone there's no limits to your ability to imagine and describe. But can you imagine describe Allah

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Norway's so Allah gives us a parable to help us.

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A parallel

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doesn't mean it's exact. But Allah connects us to something that if we were to imagine it, it's even difficult for us to imagine it, even though it's a worldly thing. But if we were to imagine it, we would say subhanallah how amazing is my imagination.

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And this parable is in the following words of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, method we'll look at the example the parallel parallel This is a part of the example. So the exact the example of his light example of the right of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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his like, is like

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a lanten a Landon in it, there is a fatigue a lamp that which, which is you understand the lantern, right? Think think of a Latin as a Latin is you have a section where you put the oil, and then you have a fatigue, you have this Flint, that's part two, partially exposing itself. And the rest of it is connected to the oil beneath it, that Flint sucks up the oil, right? It absorbs it, and it continues absorbing it. And then you light it. And the fact that the light that you place on that Flint remains lit because it's fueled by the oil that is being absorbed from the oil tank. Okay, but Is this enough? No lanten is designed with a glass made of glass of a particular caliber. That's a

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that's able to absorb light and reflect light. So that this little Flint gives a light far brighter than the lint itself if you remove the cover, it becomes darker. And then you placed the cover on Subhanallah and it becomes brighter.

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Not so and then you thinking of this, this cover that is so pure,

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that there's no stains on it in any capacity. All right, so Atlantan Allah says the example of his light is like a lanten

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which has in it a lamp

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and the lamp is in a crystal.

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So this covering it's not just a glass covering. It's crystal covering. Okay, and we know with crystal what happens when light hits crystal, how many colors do you get? How many lights do you get? Get one light, you get multiple lights, different colors, different intensities? SubhanAllah. Allah has not Allah created us he gave us the mind through the Quran is telling your mind to imagine.

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It has a crystal

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engulfing it.

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The crystal is like a shining star upon Allah. Can you even find this kind of land?

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And imagine you took a star, a shining star, and this is what was part and parcel of your Lenten.

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Tonight now we're talking about a lantern that isn't physically

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accessible, but it's accessible in our mind, we have the ability to imagine right or wrong. We have the ability to imagine

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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this Lampton has its light, lit from oil, but not any oil,

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olive oil, but not any Olive oil. Olive oil, from an olive tree, of course, not any olive tree, an olive tree that grew in the blessed lands.

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A blessed olive tree by

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Like the lands of Shem the lands of the Levant Allah has blessed these lands.

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So this olive oil came from all olives. And these olives came from an olive tree. And this olive tree came from a tree that

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grew not on any land but best lands

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than Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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that the oil of a blessed olive tree located neither to the west,

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sorry, neither to the east nor the West. Sharqiya or B, east or west.

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Now does Allah tell us this because Allah is telling us that this is from the most complete of olive oil. It's not olive oil from an olive from a tree that received its light only during the day, or oil from an olive from an olive tree that received its light only at sunset.

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Now Allah is saying this tree received light from the sun in the morning and the evening, such as the olive trees of Shem.

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It's it's positioned in a way whereby those trees benefit from the ecosystem that the sun brings about during the day and the evening. Look how precise this description is.

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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says whose oil would almost glow, meaning this oil is so pure, you'd think it can glow without putting a fire to it.

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It's so pure, it's so lit in and of itself it has this this this intrinsic feeling of noon that you feel I don't like this Lenten just the soil will bring light

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even without being touched by fire. Allah says Light upon light Subhanallah Light upon light many people they use this phrase Light upon light rural Island, right? Luna Allah Light upon light

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now obviously,

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you're thinking of this oil in this crystal

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covering and this crystal covering as if it's made from a sprite star, right. So all of this together is creating the sense of feeling that this thing Subhanallah can light even without the fire touching it neuron and animal. The scholars have said Subhan Allah noodle Allah nor obviously it's noodle Allah note if you put light on top of the soil is lunar lander. And in this light, this oil is lit, and then you put the light of lighting it on it what's going to happen, it's Light upon light. But also they say Allah is describing to us the reality of a believer when

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the light of the Quran touches the lit heart in the lit fitrah that this fitrah has given you that has guidance that Allah created you upon is light from Allah Who knew somehow it will Earth and then he really reveals the Quran that is light that is from Allah Who Ludo semiotic on earth. And the light of the Quran touches the light of the sutra what's going to have a

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neural animal, you are going to become something else.

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You are going to become something else. And that's how we think connect to the Quran. The more you connect to the Quran, see it as Light upon light.

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The motivation you seek is in the Quran. The Productivity you seek is in the Quran. The progress you seek is in the Quran. The paradigm shift you seek is in the Quran. The motivation you seek is in the Quran. It's all in the Quran. The more you take from the Quran, you are placing Light upon light, the light of guidance of the Quran from Allah Who knew somehow it will, upon the light of your fitrah who the One who created you with the nude with the guidance in it from Allah who doesn't know it without its Light upon light. The more light you put here, the more lit you're going to become.

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That you will also become a light for the people and assign or you will become part of the Tafseer of the verse Allah Honduras and Guatemala. Imagine that this should be a dua a Allah making a part of the Tafseer Allah Who luda somehow it will

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make me a lip person who is a light in the lives of other people.

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So the guidance they feel in the light they feel they feel it because of my presence. They're closest to you is because of my presence so that my presence is from this New

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what more can I say? Allah subhanho wa Taala says you had the lead who deluded he may Yasha Allah subhanho wa Taala guides to His light whom He wills

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ask Allah to guide you to is right. ask Allah to guide you to the Quran to guide you to the sunnah to guide you to righteousness. Ask Allah never to make you an iota is distance away from the book office. ask Allah to protect your closest to the code to the Quran that you gain this Ramadan beg Allah in these last moments of Ramadan that yeah Allah do not take me and I owed his distance away from the closeness you brought to me with your book for your book. You brought me so close to your book. Yeah, Allah don't take me and I owe this distance away when the day of Eid arrives.

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Because this light I feel, I don't want to lose it. I only want it to grow by getting even more closer.

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I started with this topic that Ramadan is going to leave us and Ramadan has parting words of advice. And I end with the final words of advice of Ramadan to us.

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Do not put down the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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I know we have to put it down to do other work. But when I say don't put it down, don't let your heart put it down.

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And once you have to physically put it down, let your heart carry it.

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And never ever forget that Allah said that if just a portion of the Quran was to be revealed to a mountain though and Zelner had the Quran Allah Jebel.

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You would have seen this mountain surrender, become humbled, fall flat.

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And remember, that Allah that a mountain can't manage it, but Allah blessed you with the ability to put the Quran on your tongue and on your heart.

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Allah gave you your heart the capacity to hold these words. Hold on to these realities My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam and grow from strength to strength and be the best that you can be and be the lights for Melbourne and Australia. With the latest numbers hundreds ALLAH forgive our past, inspire our futures because the best we can be and make us from the family of Quran in this life and the next I love you all for the sake of Allah, everything correct studies from Allah alone and it's perfect and in the mistakes of myself and share fun and ask Allah subhanahu antalis forgiveness to compel Allah Minami consolidated man, we all accept our deeds. And we Allah subhanho wa Taala

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preservers in his obedience, and we almost Subhana wa Taala make you also Dakota geria for me, and me Allah subhanho wa Taala make me practice on the words that I've shared with you first and foremost SubhanaHu Attallah gathers in alpha DOS, I mean, without any punishment without any accountability, so that we can sit and discuss Subhanallah those blessed moments in a Medina different Medina will be it. It wasn't the medina but it was called Medina because of love for Medina, a place that we sat and we discussed how Allah is indeed the Light of the heavens and the earth is just like Kamala O'Hara or Salah was telling him about a carabiner Muhammad wa ala alihi wa

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sahbihi wa salam ala aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.