Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
A lecture delivered in Canada during the summer of 2019 highlighting how to have a transformational relationship with the Qur’an
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Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah le Asahi engineering.
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praise belongs to Allah Subhana whoever Allah alone, we praise Him and we seek his assistance and guidance and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can disguise and whomsoever He must guides then then can guide and we send blessings and salutations upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah, our master and teacher sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger, my dearest brothers and sisters and elders in Islam. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
May the peace and blessings and safety from Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon you all, indeed, I began praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we have a lot to be thankful for, on a community level, and on a personal level, for me, it's
because of the gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala, to be visiting you all in Ajax and to be sharing from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the few moments that we have,
during this blessing and special day, the day of Juma, the best day in the week of a believer, and I begin
today's presentation by taking you back to around 1450 years ago, around this time period, when a discussion happened between al Walid and Maria and Abuja had a very important discussion to place between them. And this was because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who became a prophet with across Western Europe became Larry Hala, and became a messenger was the Hollywood death fear come for and there he was doing that which Allah subhanho wa Taala sent him out to do. And he was being helped by Allah. And despite the push back by the price, he was amazing in his abilities, and he was making small but sure wins Islam was beginning to spread the best from amongst the Quraysh. We're
entering into Islam. We know about the early Islam of Abu Bakar, for example, or the Allahu Akbar. And this discussion between al Walid the father of Hadith even al Walid, believe it or not, he and Abuja have this discussion between them was in relation to the Quran, that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reciting and teaching now and when he did, the movie era, he was from the most eloquent of the Arab poets. And at this time, the Arabic language was known to have reached a level of great proficiency. It never reached that level before. It was at its highest level of eloquence. Pride was was those who are poets and those who are specialists in Arabic prose, and when he
developed mahira, he was one of them. And he was tasked with the job of going to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and engaging him in discussion based on the Quran, that he was reciting and teaching the Ummah, not just the Muslims, but also the Muslims because the Quran was a means of the hour from the outset. So the non Muslims would hear this Quran as well. Abu Jamal was concerned that people were concerned because after when he came back from this discussion, he didn't seem to have the same attitude that he had before he went to engage, prosper Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in discussion. So Abu gehele says to him that you people are gathering money for you. So and when he
says, Why are they gathering money for me? Everyone knows I'm from the richest sense of the fresh. This was true. Not only was he amazing in his Arabic prose and in his poetry, he was also amazing in his business acumen, and he was from the richest of the Quraysh. No one needed to give him money, if anything, he was the one who would be expected to give others money. So Abuja Hill says that they're raising money to buy your loyalty because they feel that you are leaning towards the way of Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam now and when he
He ridiculed and he belittled the statement but Abuja Hall was not convinced. And he said to actually, that you have to say something against him against you the score and the topic of discussion between you and him, for us to believe that you are with us and not leaning towards him. And it was then that when he said his famous words, when he said, Allah in the lady yaku Hara, we're in La, La La. We're in we're in LA in La muralla move on to as Fannie Mae no
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LA, he said famously, that indeed what he says is only sweetness. It's only sweetness. This is the reality in Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and upon what he says, is
great charm. That's the reality of the message of Mahatma sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of the school and that he is reciting. And then he goes on to say, indeed, the top part of it is fruitful. And the bottom part of it is gushing with abundance and goodness. And indeed, it destroys anything under it, and indeed, it will rise and nothing will rise over it, nothing of what we say will rise over it. You are speaking to a man who is known to be the best of the Arabs in poetry and prose and I am telling you this for and that is reciting none of us can come up with anything that beats it. So, a Buddha who challenges him and says this is not enough. We asking from us statements and if anything,
you are telling us something that's confirming the doubts we have about you. So I worried asked for time, he said let me be alone. Give me time alone, and it has this famous confinement time alone time in his home. No one knew he was there besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he famously paces for Caracas de fer coochie k foccacia makuti k factor from Allah Subhana.
Allah tells us about his actions when he was alone, right in his room, his pacing, and Allah says the only woman had up to wahida talking about salaries
that leave me with the person who I created by myself.
I mentioned some of the blessings that he gave him what he had to do that we gave him immense wealth what Medina Shahada and we gave him amazing children and we know how even when he was on the warriors of the Arabs, and he was from the children of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned this in the Quran. And when he paces up and down, and he knows there is no way I can go out to the people and say this person is decided to as poet.
So he reaches a conclusion that what he has come up with is sorcery
says, that's what we'll go with. That this is sorcery. And the magicians are benefiting him through magic. And Allah mentions this in the Quran, in have in your thought, right, this is what he concluded. So this is a discussion and a reality that happened 1000, around 1450 years ago, my dear his brothers and elders in Islam, with this introduction, and with the story I introduced to you the score and the score and the timeless miracle, the miracle of habit of Dr. Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this poor and that is filled with challenges to those who doubt it. And until today, no one has managed to meet that challenge. This Quran which is the final testament, this Quran that
Allah describes as another an AVI and never allow them the source of great information. And great news called who I never will leave my attesa and he never allows him Allah commands Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to say to his people, that what you are speaking about is about the great revelation with great information with great commands and great knowledge. And then Allah says in another instance, am I attesa alone? What are these disbelievers asking between themselves and in a very loving the reality is we are asking about the great revelation with great information. This for an observance of Allah, no children of Adam, there is nothing that it touches, except that it
makes it great. This is the reality of this Quran. It touched an angel and the angel became the greatest Angel Gabriel Allah, his Salah. Then, it was revealed in the Arabic language it touched a language and that language became the greatest
Language and it reached a man, a messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu Allah He wasallam and that man became the greatest man. It touched a night. And that night became the greatest night Laila to Hiram malvaceae. The Night of Decree and virtue and power later to Qatar is better than 1000 months. And we know that Allah is in Tanzania who feel a little further that indeed, We revealed the score and during the night of power, this Quran touched a man and that man's became the greatest month, the month of Ramadan, say to shoot Shia Ramadan, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the greatest of all months is the month of Ramadan. And Allah says in his book, Shadow Ramadan
led Angela here for the month of Ramadan is the month in which Allah revealed the Quran. This Quran, it was revealed in a city and that city became the greatest city macapuno karma This is the reality of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is a book that when he touches an individual, he becomes a messenger, as in the case of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it's not that he was ever misguided, but we know that he was never upon complete guidance. And Allah tells us that from the blessings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is what we're Jeddah karbolyn for Haider. Some translated as we found you misguided and we guided you, and this is an incorrect translation,
because we know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was always guided upon his fitrah he was guided upon his natural disposition. Allah had his heart washed when he was young, and those methods that could
instigate misguidance was removed from him. So he was always upon guidance, but he didn't know how to worship Allah. He wasn't upon complete guidance, he didn't know about two units of federal and four units of door and four units of answer and three units of Nazareth, and four units of Asia, or 2.5% of your financial assets that need to be given to the poor, and the month of Ramadan being a month of fasting and the Hydra and so on and so forth. He was guided, but not upon complete guidance. What brought this complete guidance was the score and the score and oh seven of Allah, no children of Adam, it turns boys into men, it turns boys into men, for in the example of zaytoven
Sabbath, a 13 year old boy, he hears the call to better and he takes himself and presents himself to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Subhana Allah, and this was no small call, even the Jews of Medina and the hypocrites. They listen to the call that is being made by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they see the Muslims rushing around to get ready to go out, and they ridicule the Muslims. They ridicule Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, they say in Allah rahula at home that indeed the religion has deceived them, what do they want with the wealth of the Quraysh? What do they think they will do with the wealth of the crash? No one days goes close to that wealth. The
wealth of the crash is protected wealth by design. Everyone has an intrinsic fear when it comes to the caravans of the Quraysh. Even the desert bandits, they may steal from us the caravans, but when they know that this is a convoy of the convoys of the Quraysh they don't dare ever close it. And these people are going out to catch that caravan and take that caravan. Indeed, their religion has deceived them. And here we have zayde with this mighty core, at 13 years of age, he presents himself to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sends him back because he is too young. He goes back home, not happy but upset, not normal, were upset. And his
mother sees him upset and says what's wrong? My son? He explains what happened. He says I'm too young to be in the service of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he's rasuluh. What do you think made a boy at this age? behave in this way? What do you think created the paradigms that he had. His mother listens to him and takes him back to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and she explains the case of her son, and she says oh messenger of Allah. Indeed he is too young to be of any benefit to you with your current cause. But this son of mine, he speaks the Arabic language eloquently and he reads and he writes eloquently use him in a way that is beneficial to Allah and is Rasul Allah, Allah,
Allah. He was my son, own messenger of Allah. He has memorized 17 surah of the Quran and he can read it as Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed it to you. This is the level of Allah
Quinn's in his recitation, so use him in a way that is pleasing to Allah and is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells Zaid to go and learn Hebrew. Imagine, go and learn Hebrew. So say goes and he comes back in 17 days, speaking Hebrew eloquently, what has done this to these individuals? What has turned these boys into men? There are ilaha illa Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sends him to learn Syriac and soon he becomes the official translator of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. in Medina, the first official translator, an eloquent knowledgeable translator is at urban fabric. And that was not only
his only that wasn't his only benefit to Islam and the Muslims for because of his excellence in writing and reading. He was from the main scribes of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And when the Quran was revealed, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to use aid amongst other scribes to write the Quran. And because of his excellence in memory, retention, and memorizing things, he was the one who was chosen to sit with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and gibreel Ara he Salam during the final Ramadan of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one revision of the Quran happened twice between Rasulullah sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam and gibreel, adding Salah he
was on it to sit that sitting and listen to the final two revisions and understand what was the final version of the Quran. And what was abrogated from the Quran. And thus Abubakar Ravi Allah who makes him the project manager of the compilation of the Quran during his reign. And then it was man of the Allah who and when he standardized the copies of the must have, he again made a habit, the project manager during that process, then this turns boys into men. This is the reality of the foreign, oh servants of Allah, no children of Adam, this turns those men into Sahaba and companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, For we know that because of constant abuse and
persecution of the Quraysh. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam sends the Muslims or a group of them to Abba Sr. and the French go after them over there. And when they request from a New Jersey, the just Christian King to send the Muslims back and the joshy requests an audience with them. And indeed, the Muslims are nervous that how can we speak on behalf of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam without permission, he's not here. He is far away. And after Shura and consultation. They agree that it is a test from the test of a lion something that needs to be done. And they appoint who Jafar Ibn abee taalib. So canon law, what gives Jaffer even the right to represent the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in another land. Indeed, it is what gives him the guidance to say what he amazingly said, Indeed, it was the Quran. He stands in front of an agency. And he says, Oh King, indeed, we were a people that worshipped idols, and ate the meat of dead animals. And we stole the wealth of the orphans, and we usurp the rights of the weak, and we cut ties, and we were never good to our neighbors. And then came a man from us whose lineage was known. His trustworthiness was known. his honesty was known. And he told us to worship one ally and leave the worship of idols. And he told us not to eat the meat of dead animals. He told us to support the rights of the weak and not
to go near the wealth of the orphans, and he told us to maintain family relations and to be good to our neighbors. This was inspired speech by Geoffrey Burnaby Farley. And then he goes on to recite verses and from Surah Maryam because, indeed, his speech enticed in Nigeria, she and he passed away as a follower of Mohammed bin Abdullah salallahu alayhi wasallam. This is the reality of our poor and are servants of Allah, no children of Adam, this time this miracle, the final Testament, the book of guidance, we then deal with Turkey, as Allah tells us in the Quran, it is a book of guidance for the believers and in other parts of the Quran, Allah says Buddha leanness, it is a book of
guidance for all of mankind, brothers and sisters in Islam, we should always have action points from our discussion, we should, no lecture should be void of action points because a lecture is only a means to an end. It's not a sort of form of entertainment. It's a means to an end. And the action point that we have to take from this particular presentation is that we sit down and have a one on one with ourselves. Have a thinking date with yourself and analyze your relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm not saying it's bad but we
as Muslims, that no matter how good we are, there's always room for improvement. What is my relationship with the Quran in terms of my daily sitting with the Quran? What is my relationship with the Quran in terms of memorizing more than what I have memorized? What is my relationship with the Quran in terms of listening to the Quran? What is my relationship with the Quran in terms of pondering over the meanings of the is asking myself that Allah in this ayah has asked me to do something, and has asked me to stay away from something. What is my position in relation to this command? Or this prohibition? Am I doing what Allah has said? I'm reading the ayah Where am I from?
The ayah is teaching me ideals. What is the gap between me and those ideals? That's called the gap analysis, as some of us know it to be, what is the gap between me and those ideals? We need to have this thinking day to ask ourselves, Allah says the Quran is a cure. What is my relationship in terms of me using the Quran as a cure? For those people within the sphere of influence? What is your relationship with the Quran in terms of guiding those people within your sphere of influence? are you raising your children upon the injunctions?
are you raising them to love the Quran? When last? Did you remind them about their sitting with the Quran? When last did you analyze their relationship with the Quran, and not just your children, but your wives and I'm sure your wives need to do this with their children and so on and so forth. Whenever did we sit with our parents and run this analysis as well, as an action point, let's have this thinking day, let's have this sit down this sincere sit down with ourselves which of the mobile phone, switch off social media, switch off all the distractions and sincerely audit yourself with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Indeed, we were great. And indeed, we can be great, but the
only way we can do that is if we return to that which the great people were upon, and they were upon this and it's injunctions. The first revelation was a camera, which is a verb and a command, a call to action, read the call to action. A law could have used a noun he uses a verb in the command form read. And the first thing we were told to read and learn about is Allah for Allah says phylum and the hula, hula, hula learn and know that there is no one worthy of worship besides one a lot of kind of work. So let us run this analysis and accordingly brothers and sisters in Islam, after the gap analysis, let us run a root cause analysis trying to understand why are we backwards in terms of our
goals with regards to those ideals with the Quran, and after that run your solutions analysis combo solutions to help you close the gap. If you need a teacher, find the teacher. If you need a Quran buddy, someone to read the Quran with so you encourage each other to read the Quran. Find the Quran buddy. This is progress in our journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala especially with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything correct said here is from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone and he's perfect in any mistakes or from myself and she upon and I seek His forgiveness possible. The whole island was a Lama who was Selim about a kind of you know, coming to God and he was suffering from