In Love With The Quran #22 – Are You Choosing The Right Path
Channel: Suleiman Hani
Series: Suleiman Hani - Ramadan 2023 - In Love With The Quran
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Have you ever been hiking or walking on the trail and then found a fork in the road or found two different paths to take, you'd have to choose one over the other. Imagine you are hiking and you find a fork with two paths. One path, you can see clearly, it's worn down by many travelers by many hikers before. This path is the one that's been taken so many times. The other is an unpaved path hardly ever taken. Sometimes, we'll hear in different types of analogies and inspirational quotes about the path less trodden. Or you don't need to follow the path of everyone else, that it's a better option for you to choose the one that is less trotted. This analogy is focusing on something
very different. And so I want you to imagine the path that is paved, the one that's ready to go, is in fact, the path of the many righteous Muslims who came before you. That's the path that has been taken millions of times, now we are at 2 billion Muslims. This path, when you have these two options, this one is well constructed, it's well lit. And there are signs placed throughout the trail warning, you inform you of different aspects of the journey, when you take this path. This is the path that is tried and tested by the righteous before you. This is the path that gives you greater access. It has less unexpected bumps along the way. And it gives you confidence it gives you
comfort throughout why? Because many other people have taken it before you because of the righteous believers who travelled this path long before you came along. And so there is comfort here. And there's a type of confidence when you pursue and when you succeed with the completion of that pathway. And so, choosing this path is choosing success. Those who choose this path are choosing to devote all of their attention with the limited time they have to progress rather than potential dangers, slow downs, distractions, temptations, unprecedented hardships along the way. So there's a sense of comfort in knowing that your journey as a Muslim, your journey in life, as unique as your
life may be, spiritually, it's along the same pathway of the righteous who came before you, the righteous before us were connected to the Quran. And in so many ways, they would attempt to live upon it, to teach it to convey it to study it. And of course, they would want to preserve it in their hearts realizing, in fact, they are preserved by holding on to the Quran. And they would want to teach as much of it to others as possible, even if it's only one verse that you know, one surah that you know, and this is why some of the scholars would say, like I will follow a Razzie he would say it was upon the memorization and the teaching of the Quran, that the hearts of the first part of
this ummah, the first generations of this ummah, in those after them lay me that's the foundation it's the Quran, Imam and nowhere we Rahim Allah Allah. He said the pious predecessors, the self, the earlier Muslims, they would never teach Hadith and fiqh jurisprudence, except to someone who had memorized the Quran will get the standard that they had for the one who came to them saying, I'm ready to study and become a student of knowledge. Well, first you need to memorize the Quran, why it's the foundation of everything else. This is not the case for everyone who's trying to learn Islam in different ways. Rather, this was through specific teachers and scholars who had a high
standard and they wanted their students to be able to reference the Quran, one of the scholars he said, I heard my grandfather say, I asked my father for permission to study under playback. So he said first learn the Quran. And then I will give you permission, learn the Quran, and they'll give you permission so he said to started to memorize and I memorized it by heart. And then he said to me remain until you've led the people in prayer with it meaning the Torah with prayer in a Milan when you've memorized the Quran, it's usually the best way to lead others in prayer and to solidify and cement what you have memorized. He said, so I did that. And then finally after that Eid prayer, he
gave me permission to leave so I left I departed and he went to learn with one of his teachers. Allah subhanaw taala reminds us of traits that we should work towards when it comes to remembering him or listening to the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in nominal mean on a Lavina either don't care at all law who Lagina poodle boom what either truly at Arley him to who that Imana wanna be him Miata work on the believers are those who when they hear the name of Allah, their hearts are moved. When the Quran is recited upon them. He increases them in Eman and they put their trust in Walsall panda. They put their trust in a
While we may not always feel this way, when it's something we should strive towards, and it won't happen on its own, it will happen when you start trying to connect to the Quran. It will happen when you put in effort. If someone says I don't feel connected to the Quran, but you never put in any effort connecting to the Quran, how do you expect to get anything out of it? You're going to put in what you want to take out of happiness, of emotions of increased Iman, one of the Sahaba general the Aloha, he says we were to youth, young Muslims with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we learned EMA and faith beliefs before we learned the Quran, and then we learned the Quran and
increased our iman, whenever you will recite the Quran you will find you will encounter many things like what when you read the Quran regularly, you will read about many verses of mercy of paradise and rewards and it will motivate you. It will give you that part of the prescription that you need. But then you continue resetting and you you recognize you also recite verses about Hellfire prohibitions, warnings punishments. So you reflect on the examples of previous nations. The stories of people who disobeyed they rejected their prophets and rejected every sign God gave them and they continue to ask for more out of arrogance, not out of sincerity, and we read how they were punched.
You read the Quran and you find there are victories that Allah gave for the believers in times of hardship and oppression. No matter what you go through in life. Recognize your path is unique for you, but yet it is so similar to the path of the Muslims who came before you. And ask Allah subhanaw taala sincerely to guide you along that path and to grant you a reunion with those who paved the path before I leave you with this question. How would it feel meeting the companions in the afterlife? And the Muslims who came before you know when you try your best to follow in their footsteps?