Pearls from Surah Nooh – Part 1
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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History was made in Dubai this 2015 when Sheikh Sajid Umar ran Dubai’s first Islamic Studies class on a 200 people capacity yacht which departed Dubai Marina on Friday the 4th of September. The topic of the class was Insights from Surah Nooh. The audio reflects the windy conditions on the day and noises from the captain’s anchoring of the vessel at sea, but nonetheless captures the important messages shared with the audience on the day. The audio does improve as you go along so please do not give up on it :)
salat wa salam ala
Operators belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We seek his assistance and we see his
forgiveness and we seek protection in our last panel with Allah and seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds, who serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon when can misguide and will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala misguides then can guide and recent salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allah He was a witness that is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Sarah Polycom
First things first. Brothers and sisters we say so can a lady South Carolina Heather
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glorify Allah subhanho wa Taala as this yacht begins to move, Mashallah, and
we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make our journey safe to take us out safely and to return us back safely the gala is upon Eva, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
this cruise. It's difficult to what this particular seminar normally we stationary venue. So when we choose our words appropriately, because things become robotic and automatic, when you always introduce a talk or a lesson in a particular space and base to the assembly level, we actually on a moving vessel on top of water, we've come together to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala
in a way which is not considered normal inshallah, we will get to that just enough so as we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make our journey safe, we praise
Allah for bringing us together to recite the Quran together and lead from the lessons in the book of Hamas.
In narration in a Muslim narrated by Abu huraira, viola one, he says that
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He says that Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said there's no group of people that come together in a house from the houses have a lot to recite the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to learn collectively and all together lessons from Allah revelation, except that Allah subhanho wa Taala gifts these people
for gifts in this particular generation, for gifts, we have integrations which site for us as a gift that allows us to
these gatherings known as majority, these gatherings where people come together to learn from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
That a lot gifts this gathering with number one, in less than a second, a lot causes contentment to before this gathering of law causes contentment to before this gathered, focaccia Kumara and Allah causes this gathering to become engulfed by the less you have a last panel. Right? So it will make drying this gathering we make a new house being engulfed in the mercy of Allah. If we remember Allah Subhana Allah in this gathering, we observe this remembrance was being encouraged by the mercy of China who was right.
And we said earlier that today's Friday and when the last moments are Friday, and this Friday, which is the best day of the week of a believer, right, it's the best day upon which the sun rises, as we find it another narration of a viola and also in a, in a Muslim, in the book of Hadith known as a Muslim, a book that the scholars have said, God is the authentic narrations of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says
that the best day upon which the sun rises is the day of tomorrow. So we are witnessing the closing moments of this day. And as one of the gifts that God has given the home office,
he was setting them
on this day days that Allah has given us an hour in which if we make a lot of work, during this hour, then Allah Subhana Allah will accept it right. It's an
As one of these special moments, for,
right, so attempted, Allah blessed us that Allah has given us or placed us in a gathering that entails being engulfed by the mercy of Allah subhana wa, tada on this special day. And as many of the scholars think that this hour that we're discussing, actually is the final hour of the day of tomorrow or that period between philosophy and science.
Right, so this is known as the special art. So we make lots of headway during this hour. In this special moment on the special Vic, did we praise Allah Subhana Allah. So
Allah says, that from the gifts that Allah gives this gathering is that Allah causes contentment to befall us, causes us to be engulfed in the mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada. And then he says, For the love of Allah, He will send them what happens
that this gathering is one surrounded by agents, so panela, right. And then he says, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a common love of human and that this gathering is one
that Allah subhanho wa Taala is proud of. So proud of that he praises the people of this gathering, to the agents, to those that are the last panel with Allah, Venus, Allah subhanho wa Taala praises this gathering to the agents now. You know, brothers and sisters, we know that if a principal of a school singled out a student for special praise, then you cannot help but feel proud. The student feels proud. The parents of the child feel proud, it's a special day, right? Because something special happens. And
if a president of a country, we take it a step further, singled out a citizen for special praise. Then again, this person feels extremely proud to have been recognized by the highest authority of the land of the millions of people that inhabit this land, this person has been singled out for special praise. Indeed a person cannot help.
Now imagine if we talk about the King of kings and the Lord of the worlds the loss of Hannah hoysala. singling out a person or a group of people from the creation of Allah subhanho wa special place. Imagine how proud this person or this group of people should see. And I want you all to feel proud brothers and sisters, right? And don't feel proud in a way that makes you rather feel proud in a way that makes you more humble.
If you say Subhana Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala chose me
to be part of the program that entails me being seen, being singled out for praise.
Allah praises the people of this guy. And as I say either out loud because
that is our last panel where data was goodness for you, that a lot inspires you to be part of a situation that entails you receiving the rewards, that those people who are part of that particular situation. Right? So you're not here because well, you know, I had nothing better to do. And I chose to come you really here My dear brothers and sisters because Allah wanted you to be here. He wanted you to be part and parcel of a program that will entail you, being part and parcel of these gifts that are so
excited for us in this heavy plus the rest we should be humbled and 10 commas
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river we praise Allah the Most Beautiful appraises Indeed Allah has inspired us to be part and parcel of a special gathering. Today, we will remember was on water. So Panama was learning about a prophet that when he's mentioned any seller, we always remember
earlier today, the weather changed suddenly just after tomorrow, right? The dust storms came in, and the strong winds came in. And even when I was traveling here, you could see the haziness in the atmosphere. You could see the sand and dust being blown around. And actually, I pray that insha Allah, our boat ride is smooth. It's not too
bouncy and not too wavy. People don't get seasick, right?
And we know what happened to know how to do salam, Allah subhana wa tada opened the skies and opened the grounds and water flooded this
It's as if you know, this earth was taken and dumped in a bucket of water.
And only those that Allah subhana wa tada showed his mercy upon, they will say, and those that were void of Allah's mercy, they were destroyed Roscoe must have had to work harder to protect us from all hair and meet me. So,
my dear brothers and sisters, just continuing with this habit very quickly, somebody might ask and say but the head it says in the house from the house of Allah, and we sitting on a vessel
on a boat, right? You said, No group of people come together in a house from the house of Allah. So do we qualify to be part and parcel of the gifts that
he was selling his site? It's heavy, because we sitting in a vessel, we're not sitting in a Masjid. And the answer to that question is yes, we still qualify because I was quite lucky. I'd say that this citation in this heavy in a house from the house of Allah
is present because the norm in Medina was that lessons happened in the master.
So also the Rasul Allah Allah, He will send them site with the citation depicting a more intimate read.
And also avasarala while he was alive, never said this to make these gifts exclusive to those who study in the masjid alone. Rather, the gifts of this Heidi, include an inclusive of those that get together anyway. For the sake of Allah Subhana, WA tada and learn from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In fact,
Allah, He says that even those who study online nowadays, we know we live in the age of technology, and we have many online seminars, right. So we have groups that are virtually together or they come together virtually, they're not together
physically, but they are together virtually. our share of law says that these people who come together virtually even on online programs in virtual classrooms, they stand to benefit from
this particular headset and the gifts that are cited, within this panel can accept promise and make this gathering so many for his sake, and we can avoid them because that is forgiven upon our departure. I mean, and we are lost cannibal apparently because a group that here or here is a good word and follows it as well.
Since we are here to learn from from from particular.
And given this heavy that we just share,
says yes Muna Kitab Allah with Adele suitable keep me he says that this group of people come together to decide in Mashallah reciting the Quran, before the vessel began to move. And once the vessel was moving, we recited some, and also the LA sama it was
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that they collectively learn from the lessons of this book. Now,
there is no secret that, you know, pondering and practicing
pondering over the lessons in the book of Allah subhana wa adad. And we have shared many of these lessons together. Brothers and sisters and once upon a time a law brought us together to learn together not only both, but in a more stationary, or in a more stationary vein. We discussed this concept of the devil
in better detail, and we discussed how important it is in our life, and how it should be part and parcel of our journey.
And how some of the scholars have said that a person who does not practice the book does not ponder over the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the score and then they fall in the category of those who have neglected the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala right, we ask Allah to protect us from being in this category. And he because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will complain to Allah subhanho wa Taala amongst
that he, he says in the home
job, right, he complains to a lot of work and since my people have taken the score is something abandoned.
So we need to really look after the poor and in such a way that we do not fall into this complaint of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right, and the Quran is not something abandoned in our lives. Rahim Allah. He mentioned several ways that a person can abandon the Quran. And he says that one of the ways that a person abandons the Quran is when they avoid using this for as a cure. Because Allah has cited this for as a cure. Right, a physical and spiritual cure. Right. So many a time when we get sick, our focus is on
You know, on medication and our visit to the hospitals and the doctors and so on and so forth. And many times we forget to recite the Quran and use the Quran as a means of how cure
Allah. He says those who do not use the Quran as a means of cure they have abandoned the Quran, or this is a form of abandonment. They may recite the Quran, Norman right. They may listen to the Quran regularly. They may memorize the Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala portions vegan. But with regards to taking the Quran as a cure, they've abandoned
and he says Rahim Allah, there from the means of abandoning the Quran is to avoid practicing
and pondering over the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Right, they avoid pondering over the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and inshallah, today we're going to practice some deliberation. I know it's called always been cited as the CEO of surah Lu, I prefer to call it a discussion of some insights from Surah because the series a noble science, and the procedure requires time, not just an hour or 90 minutes or two hours, right, especially as a surah like Sudoku, it has 28 in it, right? If we practice the field,
in, in a noble way true to the meaning of the term, then indeed, We need more time, we need more time, but we can call it see from an acoustic perspective that Joe was gonna say, right?
We call it See, in that, even in the few insights, we will share
the meanings of the surah or clarity will be shared regarding the meanings of the soul and this is what the linguistic right to shed some light on something whereby we understand it in a better way than before. Right? So linguistically, we can, we will be sharing some insights and this will be true to that too. But the point I want to make brothers and sisters is that we will be inshallah practicing. And we ask Allah to make us diligent with the Quran. And also we will be practicing it together, collected, this is the point that the devil and pondering over the book of Allah Subhana, Allah is important individually.
But if we look in the Quran, and the sooner, we see a greater importance given to those who come together and collectively ponder over the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So the Sherry appraises those who ponder over the meanings of the Quran on an individual level. But we find such as in this heavy or in other areas, for example, who are beldi, Allah Subhana, Allah addresses collectively, that we should be all together. Right people have Tobia, people that are developed upon revelation and upon the teaching of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. The instruction is to a people all
right. So when we ponder over the horizon, the sooner we see a special importance, and a special instruction given to those who come together, collectively, to ponder over the book of Hamas.
Because two minds are definitely better than what. And previously we said that pondering over the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, is something that everyone should do.
And it's something that happens after Tafseer. After you understand what the IMF says, then we ponder over the idea, it's not something specifically for the scholars, or something specific for the students of knowledge. Now, we ponder over the Quran to the best of our ability. Right? And,
from a more simple perspective, we say that when we read the Quran, we should ponder over the area that we read by benchmarking ourselves against the ideal scientists in the eye.
Right, this is,
and this is something everyone should do
that we read it
and we ponder, how close are we to the directors of this? How distant? Are we from the directors of this?
And what can we do to prep the gap? So that we become a movie as well, not just a person who decides, but a person that besides the Quran in the pond is seen in his office, and I shall
basically, as a movie.
His character was inevitably reciting the Quran, but he embodied it, he acted the lessons of the Quran, right? So when we talk about the devil, some people say how and why in winter and so on and so forth. We say, Look, that's it. That's a long discussion. But, you know, from a simple perspective, the plan doesn't just engage minds, but it transforms hearts as well.
When you read the Quran, how transformed is your heart? Does your character change? Does your belief in Allah subhana wa Tada, increase? Does your Eman increase? Right? This is what we need to ask ourselves brothers and sisters, and this is being true to the actual recitation of the Quran. Because the objective of the Quran is what the scholars say.
Amen, right, they say that our our actions become divided in our Eman becomes divided how many of us become divided after reciting the Quran. And when we look at the Sahaba,
we see that they
never decided more of the Quran until they embodied that which they had recycled.
It became part and parcel of their life. And that's why the lives are so amazing, and so much substance and so much work. Because they were on the way of them via WhatsApp. They received revelation. They understood it, they digested it, they embodied it, they became part and parcel of it, and then they continued the journey. Now I'm not saying that we shouldn't continue reciting the Quran regularly and looking after our daily portions, we should
exist. But we should also ensure that we have other relationships, such as a relationship dedicated towards memorizing
facts that relationship should exist might be a weekly recitation are a weekly relationship where we spend some time memorizing portions from the book of Allah subhana wa tada on top of our daily religion, of reciting the Quran regularly, we should have another relationship, which entails us listening to the poet. We take her decipher and we listen to this besides reciting the Quran Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would ask from the companions,
he would ask from them, those who have asked from them
a recitation of the Quran and he would listen to them, right? We find many generations, right? In some generations, he asked you
to decide. And you would feel shy and say I should recite the Quran and the Quran was revealed to you, oh prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would say sometimes I like to listen to the polish. So that should be a relationship that we have, when we also listen to the poor, but we should also have this important relationship My dear brothers and sisters and that is the relationship of the network and pondering Alicia, what we will do today we
will formulate part and parcel of that relationship so I'm sure it's time for right now to show
I wanted to share just a brief introduction once we left the docks and Mashallah now we are entering more wider waters and we can see beautiful boats and buildings around us martial law.
Preserve as it is obedience me and brothers and sisters use what you see to praise the last panel and that's what I believe is a believer doesn't just see things of lever witnesses things. What does this mean? It means that when a believer see something they witness a lot.
So as you look around, don't forget to say Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah Akbar, and praise Allah subhanho wa Taala