Provisions for the Hereafter Series Part 18
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Explanation of the summarised version of Imam Ibn Qayyim AlJawziyya’s famous book – Provisions for the Hereafter
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen ob Hina Stelling on a Sunday on the Sunday Mahatma bien ma Amina patina Muhammad Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah le V or celebrity Sleeman kathira lamb Dean, my back. Surgery is really Emery looked at me Listen, if
All praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him, we seek his assistance and we seek His forgiveness and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds of Allah subhanho wa Taala. guides that land can misguided will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala misguides the man can guide and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is His Messenger, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam. It is with great humbleness and great gratitude and great honor that
I welcome you back to
our Zed Alma ad series. And I welcome you with a Islamic greeting Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi over Get me the Peace and blessings and the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon each and every one of you present I welcome you to lesson 18 for the left hand
in this summarised study of this book by Rahim Allah.
In lesson 17 we actually reached if my memory serves me, right, and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best we reached page 91 page 91 and page 90
or sorry, page 92.
But I beg your pardon. In fact,
at my notes,
just to be exactly sure. Yep. So we reached page 89 page 89. So today we'll begin on page 90 insha Allah which discusses the guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam with regard to the recitation of the Quran,
if he Sham is ready inshallah we listen to the reading of only this chapter. And then inshallah we will continue with the explanation. Just below here
Salatu was Salam ala I saw feel MBA even more serene, a beginner Mohammed in while early he was so happy and mind regarding his sort of love. It was so lums guidance in reciting the Quran. He would not feel to recite his regular his, and his recitation was slow and pleasant letter by letter, and he would cut off a recitation at the end of each verse, and he would prolong it when he recited many letters. So he would prolong the recitation of the words of Rahman and Rahim he would seek refuge with ALLAH at the start of his recitation saying, RO Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. I seek refuge with Allah from the cursed Satan. And sometimes you might say, a lone Magnier will come in a shade
Vanya Hajime mean Hamza here in a fee,
or LA I seek refuge with you from the occurrences
from his prompting from his blowing, and from his spittle, and he used to seek refuge before the recitation he used to love to listen to the Quran recited by someone else and he commanded a big mystery of the Allahu anhu to recite and he did so while the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he listened, and he was so humbled by listening to his recitation that his eyes filled with tears he would recite was standing while sitting while lying down while in a state of ritual purity, having performed ablution and in the state of ritual impurity, but not whilst he was job.
He would recite it in a clear, pleasant tone, and sometimes he would cause his voice to it would cause his voice to reverberate. Ivanova fell reported that he made it reverberate three times thus.
This was reported by Al Bukhari when this is combined with the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and beautify the Quran with your voices. And in his words, Allah does not listen to a prophet as he listens to a prophet to research the Quran in a pleasant tone. One can see that this reverberation was deliberate on this point.
on his part, not due to the shaking of his shaky camera. If it were not the case it wouldn't have felt would not have reported that it was voluntary in order that he emulated for he said he used to cause his voice to reverberate during the recitation and reciting pleasantly and slowly to honey is of two types. The first that was which is entailed by reciting naturally without effort. This is permissible even though he embellished his natural voice by making it beautiful. As an emotional muscle eyeshadow the Allahu anhu said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. If I had known you were listening, I would have beautified
My recitation for you.
This is what the seller used to do when all of the evidences prove it. The second that which is artificial and is a product of learning such as one learns to sing using all types of invented errors and meters, which were disliked by the seller and the evidences of it being dislike are concerning this.
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which is akmola, who here and so that recitation
this particular chapter regarding the guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. With the with the Quran with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, what's very clear,
is that we see several etiquettes being cited here. In terms of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. His guidance with the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is actually very rich with different etiquettes pertaining to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Rich in terms of
general evidences when I when I refer to general evidences, I mean, those evidences that carry citations which are not
exclusive to only the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, but anything which is considered an act of worship, and then also we have evidences that are very inclusive and they apply directly to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And thus we see the Sharia
taking special care in terms of us and our relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala from both a macro and micro
perspective. So what we will do inshallah, over the course of today, and the upcoming episodes will try and
do a quick run through some of the etiquettes that we find in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. related to to authority, some of the etiquettes found in the Sharia, related to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and and this is a very important pitstop for us given how relevant the Quran is in our lives how we should have a daily relationship with the Quran, irrespective of
your situation, whether you're a scholar whether you are a non scholar, irrespective of the circumstances everybody should have a relationship with the Quran. Different relationship with the Quran recitation based relationship based or different relationships with the Quran a relationship based on recitation, a relationship based on memorization, a relationship based on listening and listening to the recitation of the Quran
as we will also see that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam loved to hear the Quran loved other people to actually recite the Quran.
We should also have a relationship with the Quran based on healing meaning we we we help or assist ourselves in becoming better and we assist ourselves becoming cured by using the Quran by using the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then also another relationship
in the form of
pondering over the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So these are all different relationships that a Muslim must have with the Quran, irrespective of the circumstance, yes, the extent of the relationship depends on your level of knowledge
of the sources of the Sharia. However,
all these elements must exist in everybody's life with regard to the product. So again, I say yes, the extent of all these elements that I've shared, will differ from person to person, depending on the knowledge of the sources of the shediac. So those people who are specialized in film, for example, they have a deeper extent
with the key matters related to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala for example, right.
But nonetheless, we know that there are certain types of knowledge that every Muslim should have, right, which means that to a certain extent, every Muslim will have
or should have a relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala especially since the Quran is the foundation
of all the sciences of the Sharia, right every science you can think of bead Hadith bit of seed be it Tajweed Be it thick, be it aqidah and belief.
You know, all these sciences the basis is the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and other evidences which the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala cited as, as evidence such as the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, such as Iijima, for example or the consensus of the oma right
Such as Bs, for example, which is analogy and so on and so forth. So the Quran is the foundation. The Quran is the foundation, even the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we know about its attiva we know about its importance, because the Quran has told us to follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to do that which he has told us to do, and stay away from that which he has told us to stay away from. So the point my dear brothers and sisters is we as human beings need to, you know, better our relationship with the Quran and from the methods of bettering our way with the Quran is increasing the quality of our manners, morals and etiquettes with the book of
Allah subhanho wa Taala and thus, we will take a short, pitstop here, and over the course of this lesson and perhaps the upcoming lessons we will discuss certain etiquettes pertaining to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala especially given how deeply the Sharia has mentioned, these etiquettes Now, these etiquettes in general, can be found in the Quran can be found in the son of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. In fact, the most authentic books of Hadith Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are full of narrations pertaining to etiquettes with the book of Allah subhanho wa, ala and then scholars from our pious predecessors and those that came after them have written dedicated
books pertaining to the Quran, the blessings of the Quran, etiquettes of the Quran,
you know, and books dedicated to everything related to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, we see
you know, and importance given by our pious predecessors in terms of gathering knowledge pertaining to the etiquettes of the Quran, so that you and I today
can benefit we almost tarnish our His mercy upon our scholars and meet and gather us with them engender me so Allah Subhana Allah Allah He says in his book in nationalism that Nicaragua in the law hula Have you done that verily we are It is we who have sent down the Quran and surely we will guard it, guarded against corruption, guarded against change, and that's firstly My dear brothers and sisters, it's important that we understand that the Quran is the most authentic, the most protected
of books ever
to have existed, okay, and it will be the most protected book to ever exist and that's it needs to be the closest book in our lives because the knowledge in it is indeed knowledge without an iota of doubt. And Allah subhanho wa Taala with regards to his book in the Quran, he says alpha to the Barolo Quran Allah canon m de la lucha de la Finca Hera, sent to the Lord consider the Quran carefully, and had it been from other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, then they would have surely found they're in much contradiction. So Allah subhanahu Allah here is telling us that look, and again, this highlights the relationship of the double that I mentioned earlier this relationship
that we should have the Quran relationship built upon pondering over the Quran, Allah says do they not ponder over the Quran? You know, these people who deny the Quran, these people who lack of having a relationship with the Quran, these people who lack motivation with the Quran, Allah saying, Do not ponder over the Quran, if you just bonded over it. And this is one of the relationships we must have. In fact, if no pain rahimullah the same author of the book that we studied, off the original book that the summary is based on, he himself says that one of the ways to abandon the Quran is to avoid having to double practicing to double to avoid pondering over the meanings of the
ayat in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. And this is a deeper process than just stopping at the meaning that that word entails you diving into the secrets that exist within the meanings of the ayah that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed and that's why that is why it was entirely appropriate that
you know, that which Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed in the Quran was called an area and a and that is why the translation, you know, that we find,
you know, from Arabic to English, what we call it an iron verse, Then we see this is a this is not an entirely true translation, right, even though it is permissible to use the term verse because of a lack of better,
you know, translation in the English language, but we must realize that our idea is far deeper than a verse is far more substantial than just a verse and it's a sign. It's a sign and indeed it is
Why because as we see here, there's so many meanings behind the meanings. There's so many lessons we can take out from the Quran related to every aspect of our life. And the beauty of the Quran is it's a panel that talks to us, irrespective of our
circumstances and situations, it speaks to us, you know, you could take one eye and you could recite this ayah you know, during times of ease and it gives you a certain feeling. And then if you decide the ayah during times of difficulty, it offers you a different guidance. You know, I've even tried it if you some, if I've read on the ground, I've understood it in a certain way and when I read it in an aircraft in the in the air Subhanallah you get a different understanding is this is just how amazing the Quran is. But you have to ponder, so Allah subhanho wa Taala is c'est la vie the Baroque or do they not pond over the Quran, they lack motivation with the Quran, they deny the Quran, they
you know, lack making the Quran a companion during the entire day, do they respond over the Quran has the only pundit they would have found out that there is zero contradiction in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I dare you to find me an author that has authored a book that has zero contradiction, the work of Man will have contradiction, contradiction in thought, contradiction in terms of thoughts placed in the same book. We're not even talking about thoughts cited in different books are different posts are different blogs, sometimes in the same blog in the same book in the same post, you will find contradiction, it's impossible that you'll find the person be 100% correct
100% of the time except the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because he was given that ability by Allah subhanho wa Taala with regards to matters of religion, right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this
in the Quran and indeed it gives us great guidance. Allah subhanho wa Taala also says what a telco editor Tila, Allah says and recite the Quran in a clear, pleasant tone and style. So Pamela, so again, here we see
etickets right etiquettes pertaining to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. These are more
etiquettes and as I said earlier, that our sources are full of direct
evidences that teach us about the etiquettes of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, as well as indirect so for example, being sincere when you decide the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This etiquette is not specific to just the Quran, but it's cross it's across the spectrum of everything that is considered worship. So the point is the Sharia has been detailed with regards to these matters.
Also, when we look in this area, we see our our sources full of citations that teach us the blessings of having this relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, you know, our Sharia teaches us well,
the terminology what, and then it teaches us Well, again, you know, what the terminology, or liberati the terminology but our Sharia teaches us Well, the answer to the three questions what why and how, right. Earlier we saw is dedicated and exclusive detailing what we also have evidences that tell us why somebody Okay, why do I need to have this relationship with the coroner? I've been told I need to have it. Why do I need to have it? Well, we saw evidences earlier, because it's the most protected book is the most authentic book, because it has no contradiction. It can only be a means of guidance, but also, because the you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the
best of you is he who loves the Quran and teaches it. And this is in Sahil Bukhari. So the best of you, and this is an inspiration of Hadith, especially for everyone who wants to be the best of the best. If you want to be the best of the best, then
you know, you want to have a good relationship with the Quran because the Hadith says the best of you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it and indeed, our pious predecessors would say that Allah subhanho wa Taala raises nations and debases nations based on their closeness or distance from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we can, through analogy applies this understanding to individuals as well that Allah subhanho wa Taala
raises individuals and debases them based on their relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He also said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam alemayehu to build karate master
referral Kira Mila Bharara well, Lydia crowl, Cora. Wait, wait, he will who are the he shocked.
So, he says Allahu alayhi wa sallam and this is a very important Hadith and I'm sure
you know many of us if not everyone here will take great inspiration and I believe everyone will take great inspiration from this howdy Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, and this hadith in Sahih, Al Bukhari and Muslim, he says, that the person who is proficient and excellent with the Quran, then this person is what the messengers and the angels and with those that are close to Allah, and those that are obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, close in terms of
positioning in terms of this life and close in terms of placement
in the Hereafter, right, because we will be raised on the day of pm as communities, communities based on
you know, or based on the reality of the life that we lived when we were alive, right. So a person who strives to be from the community of the Quran, that this person will be raised with the family of Al Quran. So this hadith says that a person who is really good with the Quran, this person will be raised with the messengers, and the angels and those that are close to Allah, as well as those that are obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is a very, very
encouraging Heidi, right, because it's encouraging us to develop our relationship with the parent to better ourselves to take the necessary classes, to better our recitation, to read with Tajweed to better our understanding to better how we put the Quran into practice and so on and so forth. Because this is what excellence entails. So, this is encouraging us that Who do you want to be with? Right, the package of excellence entails you to be excellent with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it's like, when you want to go for Hajj, you have a five star package and we know how commercialized the health sector is now. So, you have a five star package four star package, three
star package and every package, it has its criteria and criteria, right. And you get the package that
you endeavor for if you endeavor for the five star package, then it entails more work in terms of paying much more, right? And even you know on in terms of aircrafts, whether you fly economy or business or first class, even the hotel that you take, and so on and so forth. I think you get the picture, my dear brothers and sisters. So the question is, you know, which group of people do you want to be with in the hereafter the five star group, the four star group, that's the three star group. If you want the five star group, then it entails application you have to bring it right you have to bring it and here the Hadith is telling us that those who are excellent with the current
they will get the five star package they will be with the people of accidents, the angels, the messengers, they'll be getting people, those that are close to Allah subhanho wa Taala right. So the Quran is our key. The Quran is our key. However, however, for those who find it difficult to read the Quran, then this hadith is absolutely amazing for them as well, especially in terms of encouraging them and giving them inspiration. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Well, let me
see that the person who recites the Quran, experiencing difficulty because it's hard for you to pronounce certain letters or because you're still learning and you're putting in the necessary effort and you're trying really hard. You're trying to get your Tajweed, right, you're trying to learn the rules, you're trying to pronounce it clearly you're trying to beautify it, when you read it, you're trying to understand it and practice that before you try and, you know, use it as a cure when you're ill, and so on and so forth. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that for this person, he has two rewards to reward so panela right? To rewards because you stuttering because you
still trying. And by the way, this also applies to this tab, where the data is reversed to a person who has impaired speech meaning a person who
you know, status when they speak. So naturally when they read they have this data but this doesn't put them off trying. Right? This doesn't put them off trying. So they put in the necessary effort. So because they put in that extra effort, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives them extra rewards. And as a principle in algebra,
that reward is proportionate to effort. reward is proportional to effort. I see questions regarding the page number
presumed our questioner has come late. We are on page 90. And in terms of the Hadith number I see another question related to the Hadith number obviously, I can't provide this all the time brothers and sisters, but for this particular Hadith, this hadith in Sahih, Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim is hailed Buhari in the publication I'm using.
It had his number 4937 so he'll Buhari 4937. And in Sahih Muslim in the copy that I'm using, it's a hadith number 798. So,
this, these are some of the reasons with regards to why so what and why, now we want to go into the how so how do we, you know, how do we become better with the Quran in terms of our relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of,
you know, giving the Quran is, do you and so on and so forth. How do we do that? Well, we do that by learning about the etiquettes with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And there are many etiquettes and this is what I hope to go through
during the course of this particular lesson. And the next lesson is related. The first etiquette My dear brothers and sisters that we need with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we becoming more specific Now obviously, everything else I shed is included in terms of the advice
of this particular lesson.
So we're just getting more particular now, but don't disregard everything I've shared previously. So the first step ticket we need with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to be sincere, we need to be sincere.
When reading the book, this is the first add up. The first matter that needs to exist, was Allah subhanho wa Taala. His book the book of Allah has the words of Allah. And a Muslim is supposed to worship no other than Allah. And recitation of the words of Allah entails
that which is considered worship in and of itself, which means if it's done for any other reason other than a light ship.
It's shared its associated partners with a lot like a person who prays to other than Allah fasts for other than Allah. This is a person who recites the Quran for other than Allah, this is a form of worship, because the Quran and his recitation is Rebecca is worship in and of itself. It's not like going to work or going to the gym. Right, which is not worship in and of itself, but it can become worship, if you if you make it for the sake of Allah. Right. But by default is our worship in and of itself. If a person goes to the gym to become fit, this is not considered ship
or he goes to work so he can earn a salary This is not considered ship. Yes, this is definitely disliked. And this shows a weakness in terms of a person's Eman and Islam. Because as we've discussed in previous episodes, our purpose should always be a law that we make everything we do worship. And the result of our purpose is the result of the means that helps us achieve our purpose, whether it's gyming, for those who want to be fit, whether it's studying for those who have, you know, for those who want to pass exams, whether it's getting a salary for those who go to work, that is the result of what you do, getting fit is a result of going to the gym,
or a result, let me Let's be absolute, some people go to the gym, but they don't get fit, a lot of staff will not protect, right.
Because there's other factors that need to be taken into consideration.
And the scholars of suits of Kerala very particular in terms of wordings I'm not going to dive into it right now because it will confuse things but it did pop up in my mind and thus I made the correction. But the point I'm saying brothers and sisters is you know, being fit is a result, you make your purpose a loss of into the gym becomes very bad, then the fruition of what you do or the result of what you do is you get 50 inshallah, the you know, the the result of eating is becoming felt, and getting healthy. But the purpose should be Allah. This is for a Muslim, of course, and we've discussed this in previous episodes. So I want to create a deep discussion here about it. But
the point I'm trying to say is there's acts which are not acts of worship in and of itself, like matters pertaining to the dunya However, they are acts that are worship in and of itself, such as the recitation of the Quran, you can't recite, so you can you know, say like, I want to recite the Quran so I you know, because I know that if I become a party then people will give me money and I need to get money so reading the Quran, this is this is a dangerous intention, my dear brothers and sisters
Because if that's your intention, you will only be rewarded in the dunya that's your reward, meaning you've made your purpose money, someone gives you money and these are from Allah subhanho wa Taala You know, that's something else. But if you say no, I'm doing it so I can get invited to these massages that allow me to read and they pay me so much money a day. This is dangerous. Somebody says no, I'm reading. So I really am reading the Quran.
So, you know, I can I can get a degree, this is dangerous. It's this is a matter you got to read it for the sake of Allah. Right? You can do yourself a disservice and the Quran won't help you. If you the Quran will, will develop you based on the strength of your sincerity. With the book of Allah, you must understand this success is proportionate to the strength of sincerity. There's another principle you can write it down. Write it down. in everything you do in life, success is proportionate to the strength of your
Even if, depending on how sincere you are when you do it, Allah will allow the Quran to settle in your heart accordingly.
Right, there's nothing more powerful in life than making your action for the sake of Allah.
And Allah He gives us with no boundaries and no borders. If you make it for a lot, Allah will give you in ways you've never imagined
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So, what I'm saying brothers and sisters is depending on your stamp of intention,
will you get right? So the first etiquette of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to be sincere.
And there's a there's a there's a hadith which will lie he makes the hairs on one's body stacked.
It makes the hairs on one's body stacked. And that is the Hadith. In Western sola Salalah alayhi wa sallam said in the Ola Nancy Jacobo malkia mithali Rajan was to shader
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martyred, he will be brought forward and the blessings he received will be mentioned to him, Allah will make it known to him, meaning the fact that he went in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala and so on and so forth. These are all blessings and he will acknowledge them. Then Allah will say, what did you do for these blessings? Because remember, remember brothers and sisters, if you can go to the path of alive you can learn Islam, if you can read the Quran, if you can give sadaqa these are blessings from Allah. A lot of the times you don't see these as blessings from Allah. Well, like these are blessing from Allah. What is the blessing in the fact that Allah made you wanted to accept
from you this rebel, so he inspired you to do it?
Right. Sometimes we don't see it. You go into sujood you need to thank Allah that Oh Allah
Thank you for bringing me into this position. I praise you for accepting me to be in this position
for Allah He, my Allah, I know that if you did not want me to be in this position, I would never be in this position.
Right? You want to thank Allah when you give that charity, you want to thank Allah for accepting from you this act of worship and by inspiring you to do it and giving you the wealth to do it.
Yes, we have good open Allah that is accepted it and we ask Allah to accept from us but we need to thank Allah for making us do it. I mean, do you think if Allah didn't want you to do that charity, you you would manage to do it? If Allah didn't want to give you
agenda, then you know you will do the acts of the people agenda. Now Allah wants to give you agenda. So hello.
Right. So, the head is clear. The head is
clear, in that Allah subhanho wa Taala will tell this person do you recognize your blessings meaning the blessings that you are given to go out in the path of a lion to read the Quran? So this person will say
yes, and I and and I, I strived in your path until I was martyred. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will say you have light, La ilaha illa Allah imagine that, well, I this is a very scary Hadith brothers and sisters.
It's a very scary Heidi.
And we're lucky if it wasn't for
the advice of my teachers
to keep on renewing my intention and carry on teaching about Allah.
This Hadith was enough for me to stop doing any
And this is just a heart to heart. This is a heart to heart, I tell you honestly, it is what it is, is a powerful Hadees to make you stop doing yoga. And that's why I say to my brothers and sisters who want to jump
into the process. Yes, we must invite people to what we know.
But they want to jump into the process. Everybody's writing their lens, they they attend the lesson they start writing their own views about it, they start feeling they start rushing to teach about a line for reason. This is really bad.
This is bad. Surely you want to be excellent and qualified first.
you know putting yourself in a position, we all must have had to protect here Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah the Hadith is Allah will tell this person you like this person, he strove in the path of Allah, he was martyred, we know that he was for being a martyr and so on and so forth.
And Allah tells us and He will be proudly saying, I recognize these blessings. And
you know, Allah will say, what did you do with these blessings I gave you What are you thankful? Did you thank Allah? Did you recognize a lot? Did you make it sincere for the sake of Allah? By the way, the greatest thanks you can give Allah is by making your your blessing. Your riverbed, your acts solely for the sake of Allah, that's the best way you can thank Allah.
Because thanks is also done in action. As Allah says, In the Quran, Allah, Allah Buddha sukra, Allah commands the family of their own towards being grateful through action, through actions, not just about saying Alhamdulillah it's about proving it in action and being sincere
is an action of the heart.
So there's no better way to thank Allah than to make your purpose. Allah subhanho wa Taala Does that make sense? Everybody? So Allah will tell this person you light, rather your situation was the situation of one who fought
and did what they did, so that the people could say he's a brave man. What a brave man. What a strong man.
Right? What a strong man. What a brave man, what a skilled man. This is why you did it. And the people did say that. Which means you have no rewards was a lot today. The rewards you wanted when you did that were given to you. Right? People did come up and say Mashallah, Mashallah, Mashallah.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will command that this person be thrown into the Hellfire and the Hadith says he will be dragged on his face until he will be thrown in the hellfire. Right. Then the head it goes on to say and this is the point of discussion specific to our chapter. That another among the first to be judges
The man who lent the Quran and he taught the Quran and he recited the Quran, he will be brought forward
and the blessings that Allah gave him will be mentioned to him and he will acknowledge these blessings. And then Allah will say, what did you do for the for the meaning for these blessings that I gave you? What are you thankful for you dutiful, were you humble? The man will say, Allah I learned the Quran and I taught it, I learned the knowledge of the of the Sharia and I taught it. Then I recited the Quran, Allah and I decided it for you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will say, you have light, you have light, long stand kept you have light.
Instead you learn knowledge so that people would say you're a scholar and you recited the Quran so that people would say you're an amazing recite and you are happy. And by the way, both statements have been said. And then meaning you receive the rewards what you endeavored what you intended, Allah gave you, right? You wanted the people's happiness, the people were happy.
Right over you, you're interested in a lot of happiness. So then Allah subhanho wa Taala will command that he'd be dragged on his face until he's thrown in the hellfire. A lot of stuff we all must have had who Allah protect us. So my dear brothers and sisters, I think enough has been said, Enough has been said right.
With regards to this matter, and that
the first etiquette with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to be sincere. This is the first etiquette This is the first etiquette and
as I said, inshallah enough has been said, I think this hadith they speak directly to the heart, and they cause the heart to shiver.
The second etiquette of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to apply the teachings of the Quran
is to apply the teachings of the Quran is to put into practice that which you
learn from the Quran and to understand that everything you learn from the Quran will be evidence for you or evidence against you on the day of tab.
Right. So, now you know because the Quran teaches, and the Quran is the is the best teacher is the book of Allah Subhana who apparently the best book that can teach us, right. And again, it's a he'll Buhari.
We have an aeration, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that,
or this is part of the Hadith, he says until we came upon a man who was lying down on his back, and over him was another man standing with a rock or a stone. And this man who was standing with the rock, or a stone would break the other man's head.
And how was the stone so he would throw this rock on his head, and his head would this this man who whose head received the blow, his head would smash, and then the rock would roll away. And then this person who was standing over who did the initial throwing, would go and follow the rock and retrieve it, and he would return.
And Allah will make this man's head who's just been squashed to come back to normal. And then this man once again would strike it, and this would happen over and over again. Right? So para la.
And this is where Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, by the way, is describing a dream that he had. So he had this dream. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Right. And this is what he saw.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, that I asked, Who is this?
apologies, apologies. It was asked it was asked,
Who is this and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam explained the meaning of his dream.
Right? So he was relating his dream. And then he was asked what is his dream me. And now he's relating the meaning of the dream. And he says that, as for the one whose head who would be constantly broken, he's a man whom Allah subhanho wa Taala taught the Quran but he would sleep from it at night and not applied during the day. And that will be done to him until the day of tm.
Right. Again, we learning how right how to give the Quran it's due and it's helped. This is the second etiquette right that you put the knowledge of the Quran into practice.
You put the knowledge of the Quran into practice
This Hadith is Hadith 1386 in the in the copy that I have. So
this is the next etiquette with the Quran and again I think there's nothing more to be said I think it's very clear. It's very clear and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best with ALLAH forgive our past. Everyone lines fire our futures, I mean our enemy. The third advocate My dear brothers and sisters with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is to consistently recite the Quran and be consistent with whatever you do with the Quran, whether it's healing, whether it's learning whether it's recitation, whether it's memorization to be consistent with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is important My dear brothers and sisters, okay, because
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah loves consistency in his worship. And that's where the Hadith says we have Bella Amelie Illallah he Edwin mohalla, in that from the most beloved
actions to Allah subhanho wa Taala the consistent actions even if they are my youth in terms of amount Okay, so for example if you
recite you know, two lines three lines of the Quran every day this is more beloved to Allah in reciting you know, four or five pages once a week. Does that make sense?
So we must be consistent with the Quran and honestly brothers and sisters i've i've pondered over
you know, routines and coming out of routine and honestly, one of the hardest routines to get back
is the routine what
is the routine with the Quran? You know, what's the Quran we should have a policy whereby there's no Sunday there's no weekend, there's no holiday, there's no public holiday.
Whatever, whether we flying, whether we traveling, whether we're on holiday, whether we ill as long as we have the ability, I'm talking about physical ability in terms of time, we must always make time as long as we have the ability we must, must must must must we must recite the Quran if you leave reciting it one day you see if for some reason the day after, it will just be it won't be natural you reading it again or getting back into the routine
right? It's not like other things because what the Quran you know, you have an enemy in terms of Shiva.
And a breaking momentum only helps
the strength of the pendulum
from shape on side, right, the push for Japan becomes stronger and more improved. Why? Because you've assisted the process by breaking protocol.
so the Quran and so have a lot you know, in fact, in in Sahih, Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim there's another iteration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, in which he says in the method or Sahiba Quranic method, so heavily believe
our in the habit. So he says, Allahu alayhi wa sallam that the example of the Companion of the Quran is that of an owner of a tight camel.
If he is vigilant over it, he will hold on to his camera. And if you release it, it will go away.
And in another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says there Hydra Khurana for our for our leadin fcba De La Hoya should do
the fossi and mineral eberly fearfully her.
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says maintain the Quran by revising it frequently for by the one who has my soul in his hand, it goes away more intensely than do camels from their hovels.
Right, so here's the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching us that look,
the Quran, the Quran, Allah promises to protect it. And Allah says that Allah has made it easy for us easy for us to memorize easy for us to learn easy for us to have a daily relationship with it and so on and so forth. Right? So this is what the Quran and he tells us here salallahu alayhi wasallam but if you don't apply yourself
if you don't do what you need to do, if you don't maintain yourself, if you don't make the Quran everything in your life. You know, when you say I will not end this day before I have my relationship with the Quran.
Before I give the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Sunday,
right? If you don't do that, then the Quran leaves you faster than an untied camel leaves its place. Right? And obviously the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is teaching the Arabs here and they know how quickly a camel goes away. If you don't touch
Right. So his his his is resonating this message with him that look you know what happens if you don't die the catalyst leaves you quicker than that. So Pamela and you know if we just ponder My dear brothers and sisters,
if this is the case with the Quran that the Quran leaves us, even though Allah has made it easy for us to learn the Quran, then what about all other knowledge? What about the other knowledge which we don't have evidence that Allah has made it easy for us like how he's made the Quran easy for us to learn? Right? So what about other knowledge? How quickly will that knowledge leave us? Right? So we should take inspiration from this narration to better how we seek knowledge, to revise the knowledge we seek to study in advance to study before the exams and to revise and so on and so forth. And to revise after the exam shouldn't be that we go to another class. And then we ordered a new year, and
the books of the previous year put away and never looked at, it will never stay. Because if the Quran that Allah has made easy for us leaves us if we don't revise it, and what about other knowledge? Does that make sense brothers and sisters. So the third etiquette with the Quran is to be consistent with the Quran consistent in your memorization. consistent in your recitation consistent in your learning. If you're doing one hour a week in a lessons with the Quran, make sure you do it every week. If it's one hour a month, make sure you do it every month. And that's why my dear brothers and sisters one of the lessons we should take from this that etiquette which is in being
constantly the Quran is the lesson the lesson of
not burning ourselves out, but rather burning ourselves in, right. So don't be overly Don't be, you know, too overconfident. But be confident. But don't be overconfident in that you say, right, I'm gonna read one juice a day, it's not sustainable.
And you burn out. And then you find that you might, you know, try and do a juice. You manage for two three days, then you manage a three quarter juice over the next week and half juice over the following weeks and a quarter over the following weekend. Within two and a half months, you find yourself you've stopped reading Quran and now a month, two months three months have gone and you haven't read Quran now you you're looking for that lecture that you heard that motivated you to get back on track and then you got you started again, sustainable, my dear brothers and sisters, do not burn yourself out. Be
real with yourself. Understand your schedule, understand your inabilities and abilities and build yourself up. Right? You got to be true with yourself that I am unable. I'm not very disciplined with my time, start building yourself a better yourself with your time I'm not very disciplined with myself. Start building yourself up become disciplined with yourself. And as you grow these abilities then you can increase
your acts of worship so you can read maybe more currency from one page to two pages a day for example. Right so burn yourself in and do not burn yourself out. So this is the third etiquette of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we
are consistent with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala etiquette number four entails something which I introduced to you earlier and that is this concept of contemplating over the Quran. Right and pondering over the Quran. This is from the greatest etiquettes of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah says in his book of Allah to the Bruno Quran, Mr. Lubin that do they not ponder over the Quran or has a lock been set on their hearts?
so it's just one of those situations if you don't have this love to contemplate the meanings of in the book of Allah, then Allah is a is a has a lock been set on your heart and Allah subhanho wa Taala protected from this me your enemies, right? So from the etiquettes of the Quran is to ponder over the book of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And we must understand that when I say ponder, I don't mean practice the seed. Because we know that we're not supposed to do the seed of the Quran without knowledge
that comes after the
seal comes after you read the eye. Because you cannot understand the ayah except by looking at the FSI. So, you know, to better your to double process, it's important for you to have a teacher and you go through the Tafseer. Right? You you a book that you read 100 and now we have the abridged version of Ibn katheer in English, which is fine to read, I think much of it can be read without a teacher, and hamdulillah if you're a sincere person than anything you doubt you engage a teacher, right? So you look at the Tafseer and you see what the scholars of the seed have said in terms of the meaning of an ayah he don't just say I know Arabic. And this word in Arabic means this so this
is what it means in the I know it's not enough.
Because sometimes we know that the Arabic language is a language, which is,
derivative based. So sometimes you can have a word,
but that word can come from.
It can come from the same route, but it's carrying a different meaning in context of the area that it is. So it's not enough for you to say, Well, this is what I understand. So this is it. No, you have to go to the books of Tafseer. But now that you've gone to the books of the seed, and you've confirmed it with the teacher, and the teacher says, Yes, that is the meaning of the area. Now that you've understood the idea here comes to the
so some people say no, I don't practice the duckboard because the Sharia warns us against guessing with the Quran and so on and so forth. We say yes, you're not supposed to guess. You're not supposed to guess you're not supposed to
interpret the Quran how you want, but that does not entailed interpretation, that the book can only happen after you have the correct interpretation. Right. So, and I have some lectures online with some citations of the De Boer for example, in the parenting, in practice video, I share some parenting tips from Surah Yusuf. Now obviously the ayah is not talking about parenting tips. The idi is just telling us about a conversation between Jaco values. So for example, but from there through that taboo and contemplating we extract several
communication techniques, several important relationships that need to exist
between a parent and a child and so on and so forth. But this all comes through from from contemplating, right. So directly allow us telling us about a conversation between us very APU Allahu salatu salam, but indirectly Allah subhanho wa Taala was teaching us all these amazing parenting etiquettes right. Perhaps you can search for that lecture online, parenting in practice, and other similar talks related to sort of use of and you can further understand exactly what I am saying. So from the etiquettes of the Quran, is to ponder over the Quran and Allah subhanho wa Taala he says kuttabul and zela who la komaba rakuen Leah de baru it.
And this is a blessed Book which We have sent down to you, oh, Mohammed, Why? So that they may ponder over its versus meaning over it's a yet and that's men of understanding may remember. So Allah says, this is a blessing Book which We have revealed, why have we revealed it to you so that they may ponder over it. And scholars have discussed this idea in detail and they say the crux behind the revelation of the Quran is so that we can worship Allah through pondering over the meanings of the ayat and develop better understandings and unlock the secrets of the is Allah right. So this is a very, very important etiquette My dear brothers and sisters, with the book of Allah
subhanho wa Taala.
And, you know, for those who ponder over this particular etiquette, you'll see why you need to have you know, what I said earlier, you need to have different relationships with the Quran, right? Because if you have the relationship of the Buddha, then perhaps you will never complete the Quran. Right? Because Quantico, one ayah can take weeks sometimes. Right? So you must have different relationships where you know, you have a daily recitation, that's one reason one relationship or in the week you have one sitting based on teleport, but you do it every week. So that's another relationship when you Ill you practice Rukia using the Quran, that's another relationship. Once a
week maybe you sit and try and memorize parts of the Quran that's another relationship does that make sense brothers and sisters.
So with that, we shall I will stop at this particular etiquette and be delighted to Allah when we return. In our next setting, we will
take etiquette number, which number is that brothers and sisters etiquette number five.
inshallah, related to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala My dear brothers and sisters and we're lucky again it's an honor and grateful to Allah for bringing us back together will not preserve us in his obedience in good health. And then happiness mean the honorable me Allah subhanho wa Taala increase this knowledge and make our sitting together. sada to geria for us
after we pass away, that Allah blesses these lessons with access, meaning he blesses the people to access these recordings and learn from them.
So that it can be sort of cottage area for us in the hereafter Emiliano but I mean,
everything correct city from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfectly
In any mistakes from myself and SharePoint and I seek Allah subhanho wa heirless forgiveness. I mean how the Allahu Allah masala Allahu wa salam o Baraka, elvina, Mohamad, wider Ed he or sahibi as you may