Qur’an Convos #1 – Connect with the Speech of Allah
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Sh. Arsalan Haque & Sh. Jamaal Diwan
Smilla Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while earning he was talking to a woman, Wanda, as salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Welcome to Quran Convos This is a podcast, a clean Institute, where we'll be exploring the many different ways in which you can connect with the Quran. And every season as you'll notice, inshallah Tada we will be exploring different themes, different aspects that relate to the Quran, starting with Season One covering the topic of turbohd How to contemplate deeply on the Quran in the hopes of getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala we will be covering in sha Allah Tala. In this first season, we'll be covering the Saltanat the 10
inward acts of re citation and this is from the works of Imam Al Ghazali Rama hula. This is one way for us to understand the meanings of the Quran to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala through his speech and to hopefully act upon what we are learning even later.
We have with us Alhamdulillah a number of experts and scholars and specialists who will be joining us with every episode beetelite Allah and today we are starting off inshallah Tada with some excitement we have with us Alhamdulillah chef Arsalan help and Chef Jamal Diwan May Allah subhanaw taala bless them both Welcome to Quran combos shift your manager for salon How are you doing today?
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vertical Hiko before we start actually I have a personal question for you both mache if
this is a question that will help us inshallah Tada motivate many of the listeners from around the world, who are in different places on their journey to connecting with the speech of Allah subhanaw taala. So maybe we'll start with Chef Upsilon if you can give us maybe an example. One instance in your life in which reading the Quran or listening to the Quran evoked a deep or emotional reaction from you, perhaps if you're comfortable sharing something that's
you know, inspirational for those who are trying to get to a point where listening to the Quran, for them is a way to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala as intended by the Quran, so maybe something that was happening or something that you heard or something that you recited, how did it make you feel? What did it make you think about?
Well, I think, you know, there's so many occasions that come to mind, sometimes it has to do with a particular condition, which I'm facing in life, and then I read something or, or listen to something in salah or in my car.
Or sometimes it's simply the reciter and the emotion with which the Quran is being recited.
Because there's so many occasions but one that, you know, comes to mind right now is
Subhan Allah, when the pandemic started a couple of years ago, I remember very clearly that I was in the masjid. And I was reading the Quran. And just at that time I happen to be reading circle, an arm and
a middle of the seventh juice. Right at the middle point. Like this is I remember 30 Something of sorbitol an arm. And I started reading and I felt like every single hire for like the next four or five pages Subhan Allah was talking to me about what I was feeling through the pandemic, the uncertainty, the you know, what we were hearing in the news about how deadly this virus can be and, and the lockdown that was starting. And the ayat that were coming Subhanallah every single idea in that passage for about five pages, I remember
was I felt like giving me a different direct message from Allah subhanaw taala about what this means, what this is all about, and what we are expected to do during this time Subhan Allah and I mean, you know, the, the listeners are welcome to go back and look at that passage to see what I'm talking about. But basically, in a nutshell, the thing that really reverberate in that in that passage is the need to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala with the raw with DUA and imploring Allah subhanaw taala and realizing that nothing is going to help us get out of this situation except him so pinata
does that muffin chef crushing and will surpass Allah bless you. That's a beautiful example. Chef Gemma
Same question if there's something you can share similar to that vertical people should spend summers doing that.
Actually, the incident that comes to mind for me the most is something that happened when I was in Egypt. And it needs a little bit of background, but I'll try to make it as quick as possible.
Which is that in Cairo, many people might know that there's a good portion of the city that is basically people living in a graveyard as an extended area of graveyards, and it's not how we would conceptualize it in America. You can find pictures online and videos and stuff, but they live in this area. And so it was a Friday and I was at Asilomar Park, which is across the street from these graveyards and it's very nice park and whatever. And, and Juma time came and the people in the Park told us they don't have Juma in the park, which you know, whatever. We'll leave comments on that for now. So they said you have to go find the masjid outside. So when we left the park, and we started
to see people walking towards the graves, so we knew there's a Jamaat over there, you hear sounds, you can hear that megaphones and stuff microphones. So I followed the people and I started to walk into this area where the graves are. And I'm just kind of following the people and following the sound. And I hear some recitation. And after a few minutes, walking and weaving and turning in a little bit, and I came upon this message, and I could hear this recitation of the Quran as I was coming in, there was just out of this world, you know, I just felt like this Kotti whoever he is, it's as if he's truly reading from his soul. You know, like, it's really leaving straight from the
heart and coming out of his mouth. Subhanallah And so finally, I get into the masjid, and I walk in and I see the sheikh sitting there. And he's like, a very old man, very skinny, very frail, and completely blind.
And he's just sitting there and while I looked at him, and I felt like he's in a different world Subhan Allah, he was reading the Quran in such a beautiful way. And so that was just a very moving experience.
Many years later, actually, I found some recordings of his on YouTube now YouTube as everything's Pinilla, Schiff, Muhammad Hassan, and then
you can find some of the Makati some gatherings of recitation, and there's some clips of his recitation if anyone wants to find it. But it was very beautiful spawnable
does that mock me for sharing that shift in our local people may Allah subhanaw taala handle those times in which we come across moments like this or encounter moments like this with an individual or groups or people who may not be even known around the world. Their names are mentioned in the heavens as they are connecting to Allah subhanaw taala through his revelation. This brings us really to the first advice of emammal Azalia Rahim Allah, which is to have magnification of Allah subhanho wa taala. When we recite oftentimes, many people are reciting as a habit or reciting very quickly reciting without much focus. And so we can start with this first advice of Imam Al Ghazali
rahamallah which is to think about the Majesty of Allah subhanaw taala to magnify the speaker, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, the one who revealed this to us out of His mercy, for our own benefit for our own blessing for our own guidance, our own salvation. So we want to think about how magnifying Allah subhanaw taala improves our ability to connect with the Quran. And oftentimes we don't realize that the blessing of just being able to recite and listen to the Quran is a blessing in and of itself that requires its own episode. An example of this, I'll share a story as well, approximately 10 years ago, after which had prayer in the masjid. In the month of Ramadan, a young man comes up, and
he was about 16 or 17 years old, and it looked like he had just stopped crying like he had been crying in the prayer. So I said salaam to him and he didn't respond. He took out one of those phones back then that had the keyboards in the side and he started typing very quickly. So I realized as he was kind of responding with lips and like, you know, writing on the phone that he wasn't able to hear he was deaf. May Allah Subhana Allah bless this brother. His story really affected me and affected many people. after that. He introduced himself he told me who he was. He said when he was 16 years old. Several years before this, his mother had really really been motivating him pushing
him to recite and memorize the Quran. Nobody can go by without you connecting to the Quran and connect to it because it's Allah subhanaw taala speech. These are the words of Allah subhanaw taala so she would always motivate him. He felt a strong attachment to the Quran, strong love for the Quran, a strong love and connection to Allah subhanaw taala through it and he said I didn't know where this came from. But the encouragement from my mother made a huge difference. When he was 16 years old. He was kind of finishing up his ijazah he had just finished reciting the last parts of what he had memorized you
finished reciting to his teacher and approximately a week after he finished and he received his certificate and everything else, he lost the ability to hear. He said now I can't hear the Quran. Now it says though sometimes in the month of Ramadan it says though I can distinctly hear it but I'm not even you know, I'm not even sure I can hear it. He said when I feel like I can hear the Quran Ramadan, I start to cry, and I'm not ungrateful to Allah subhanaw taala I'm grateful that he gave me the blessing of finishing memorizing the Quran before I lost the ability to hear Subhanallah when he said this, it just made me feel that we are oftentimes ungrateful, not appreciative for the blessing
of being able to open the most half anytime we want, and in our times as well, to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala through listening to the Quran, we are living in the generation of a blessing that no previous generations used to have, which is access to millions of recordings of Quran anytime we want an example is the one that shift your man just mentioned, looking up a recording we speak of it so naturally we don't realize what a blessing it is. So how do we get closer to Allah subhanaw taala through this advice, in particular, the advice of Emmanuel Hosea rahamallah of magnifying the speaker, what are some things that we can take from this? Perhaps we can start with
Chef salon and a chef to manage our
if you if you look at the passage of Imam Al Ghazali Rahim, Allah Tala.
He talks about this by saying that, first we need to realize that what we are reading the Quran or what we're listening to the Quran
is the kalam of Allah is the speech of Allah. And so just to pause and reflect on what that means, it's the speech of Allah. You know,
it's not just an expression that's supposed to sound nice. It's a very, very deep concept. Allah speech. As as Muslims as Sunni Muslims, we believe that Allah speech is one of His divine attributes. And when it comes to the divine attributes, we believe in all of Allah's divine attributes that are mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah, while realizing that they are utterly different from human attributes. So Allah is attributed with knowledge, for example.
And human beings are attributed with knowledge. But Allah's knowledge is unlike our knowledge. Our knowledge is something that grows and shrinks, we don't know and then we learn. And then we know and then we forget, and we no longer know.
We can know something and then we can know more about it. But Allah has knowledge is not like that. Allah is knowledge does not grow or shrink, Allah has knowledge
is not increasing or decreasing. Allah doesn't forget. So sometimes, even though we use the same word to describe Allah subhanaw taala, as we do to describe human beings, we understand that the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala are utterly different from human attributes. So when we say that you know, the speech of Allah, we, of course have to understand that, you know, this is a divine attribute. And Allah has attributes, all of them are divine, and we are mortals and mortals can never understand the essence of the Divine. You know, we're four dimensional creatures, our existence, our experiences are bound by time and space. Allah God subhanaw taala is beyond time and
space, he is a creator of time and space. So the Quran that we read, and that we hear, contains the speech of Allah subhanho wa taala.
The language of the Quran is four dimensional language that contains and that communicates to us something that is incredible.
It communicates to us the divine, uncreated speech of God, which is one of his essential attributes, and that's what Imam Al Ghazali emphasizes in his passage. And what that implies, is that every time I read an AI, or even a word, or even a letter of the Quran,
I am directly interacting with Allah through one of his essential attributes directly without any intermediary. You see if we can't touch Allah, we cannot see him or hear him in this world. But we can hear and recite his day
vyne uncreated words, they're couched in the three dimensional language of the Quran. And that is very special. So
part of magnifying the speaker, is to realize that the speech itself is something incredible that is being communicated through to us through letters and words that we can understand. Right? Alif Lam mean? Her mean, Pa seem mean, have you seen a lot, even you Subhanallah in a subtle way communicates that to us, at the beginning of the various sewer that look, I'm using this three dimensional language.
That is something that you can understand, to communicate to something, communicate to you something that is divine, that actually, you could never directly experience. So I'm using language and expressions that you can relate to. And, in my mother, Sally also gives an example of like, when a human being communicates with a pet, or an animal. You know, when you talk to an animal,
you talk to the animal and language that the animal can understand, you know, use expressions and sounds that you wouldn't normally use, but you use them because that's what the animal understands. You know, I remember when I used to have a goat, and you know, I grew up my childhood in Pakistan. And you know, when when you're trying the goat, to make the goat, eat something or drink something, make certain sounds, you try to entice the goat to that food or that drink so that it comes to you without being scared, and it eats or drinks from that makes certain sounds.
You don't as a human being don't normally talk like that, but you stoop down to the level of the animal and speak to the animal using sounds that the animal can understand. So God subhanho wa Taala Manuel Azadi saying that God speaks to us in a language that we can understand using expressions that we can relate to, out of his compassion for us, not because he needs anything from us, but He wants us to benefit from the guidance that he and he is giving to us. So I think part of this is, as Amanda was already saying, is to realize the significance of what the Quran is that it is the kalam of Allah, the divine speech of Allah couched in a language that we can understand. And part of it is
also to understand who the multicolumn is who the speaker is, whose words are we raising, who Who is He is the Creator of the universe, He is the master of the universe, He is the Creator of everything that we see in everything that we don't see. And that majestic grand door being is the one whose words we are reading. And so the realization of that should help us show reverence to what we are reading, and really turn to it with a sense of gratitude and a sense of appreciation and eagerness to to understand and to benefit from what is being communicated to us. Lower.
bought a copy from Chef, Chef Dima, would you like to add anything on that note as well, in terms of the magnification of the Divine speech, as we transition to the magnification for the speaker as well? Sure.
I mean, I think that
mashallah she Carson, and really expressed these concepts that sometimes people struggle with understanding in a very beautiful way, mashallah diabetic feet.
I just think that and it's kind of related to the next one is that
with many things, we we often struggle with the transition between knowing something and experiencing it.
And I think that this is one of our big challenges, is that we tried to know, at some level and understand what it means that we're talking about the speech of Allah or that Allah is speaking to us, in a sense through the Quran.
But I think that part of that, for us practically is to try to feel that at some level, and I think that what that often requires from us is some pause and some reflection. And that's part of preparing ourselves for our experience with the Quran. And subhanAllah. When we look at life, this this idea recurs many times, you know, we think about even the Hijra in the prophets of Allah, who were there were some of them and how is it now but over the long run, he wanted to go with the prophets and unlock more of them, send them on the hijra, so he prepared the camels in advance. Right so in order to
to really experience the hijra, there's things he has to do before the Hijra. When we come to salon we make will do, you know, and there's there's a preparation and that will do for the salon. And I think that this point that we're on right now and the one after it is also like if we want to really experience the Quran, we have to take that moment and kind of
really ground ourselves in what am I doing right now. Because I think a lot of what we end up, the way that we end up living our lives is very, you know, we do one thing to the next, and we check off the next thing, but to really stop and say, okay, so what am I doing right now I'm reciting the book of Allah subhanaw taala, I'm reading
the Quran. And this is this is a really special thing and to bring to mind all the things that she personally mentioned. And to allow them I in my head, the image I tried to think about is like, I have these certain ideas in my head. And I want to kind of like let them sit there long enough and stop long enough until they fall into my heart. So I have them appear, and I let them kind of take a moment and I let them settle in my heart. And then after that, we can read the book, have a lunch and learn benefit from it.
And that's it from me, I lost thanks, everyone, you both very comprehensive insights for us to reflect on one time with a number of youth. With a similar analogy, we were talking about the example of influence and imitation and emulation and how a lot of people look up to individuals that don't benefit them in a dunya or athletes. And then this really sparked the question about correspondence a message. So we asked if somebody were to send you a message, someone really famous that you love and you admire someone who will respect someone you would love to meet, they sent you a video message. Let's say it's a righteous scholar, a just ruler. Let's say it's practicing pious
Muslim celebrity. Someone sent you a message somebody wanted to call you somebody wants to send you a text message or they sent you a gift. Would you value it? Would you ignore it? Would you delete it leave it unread? When you download the message right away when you preserve it, in all likelihood, most likely, if you really love such a person, that message is going to be read, it's going to be pondered, depending on who it's coming from, it's going to be cherished. It's a very clumsy and small analogy.
But it hasn't been mostly Rahim Allah, He says, the people before you consider the Quran to be correspondence from their Lord. So they would ponder upon it by night and act upon it by day. And really, if you think about the Quran is coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala it changes the way you interact with it. But oftentimes, again, it becomes a habit where we're just reciting and we start to become distracted from the the essence of it all. So before we begin with the daily recitation of Quran are listening to it, perhaps it's a reminder for those who are starting this practice to reflect for a moment, I'm about to engage with the words of Allah subhanaw taala, I'm about to
engage with the Creator of the universe, the one who brought me into existence, the one who forgives the One Who accepts repentance, the one who admits his servants into paradise, the one who is watching and hearing and all seeing, and ALLAH SubhanA has blessed us with so many things. So as we're engaging with his speech, it's a reminder for us, this is correspondence from Allah subhanaw taala. So let's engage with it as such. And does that mafia shift German and Jefferson, you perfectly transitioned us to the second point, which is the magnification of or for the speaker in the Quran. And so now we're thinking about Allah subhanaw taala speaking to us, and how are we
interacting with that? Perhaps we can start now with shift. Dima, what are some ways for us to think about tetherball in light of knowing that the one who's speaking to us is a loss of Panama data? So does thinking of the speaker help with our connection to the Quran? Our deeper hopefully connection to the Quran? And what are some ways we can increase our tidal water by knowing that Allah subhanaw taala is the speaker? Yeah.
So what comes to mind for me is something that I heard one time about salah, and I think there's a connection here is that one of the Sheikh was saying that, oftentimes we'll find that one of the ways to better our experience of Salah is to better our relationship with Allah outside of Salaam.
And so I think that part of you know, this understanding of Allah subhanho wa Taala and connecting to Allah and how that helps us in our relationship with the Quran, one of the ways that we can do that is to really try to live and experience our relationship with Allah, when we're not reading the Quran. So to for example, just a couple of small things and,
you know, to to small points, the first I think the first way we can do that is to be to try to be people if they could try to be people who remember Allah subhanaw taala. So, we go about our day and maybe there's certain dua that we make at different times, from the example of the Prophet
Some along while there was some of them, and that, of course, is going to remind us of Allah, we go through our days. And we say that you know, and Allah, we go through our days, we maybe see beautiful things that happen around us. And we say, subhanAllah we go through our day, and we see things that we're grateful for, and we say, and hamdulillah and so all of that Xad, so to speak, that provision that we get from that remembrance during the day, and that lived experience with Allah subhanaw taala when we come to read his book, now we're going to engage with his book in a different way, because we've been strengthening that relationship throughout our everyday
experiences. And I think that one of the and related to that, I think one of the ways to really do that, is to try to find righteous people to be around. And I know that this is being around people in general, it's something that's a lot less than it used to be. But if we can try to be around righteous people, and it might not, it doesn't have to always be what we kind of like immediately comes to mind, you know, someone's like, spend time with righteous people and everyone's like, okay, there's the sheikh, I have to spend time with Sheikh you know, but mashallah the ummah of the prophets, and Allah who is in them is blessed. And there's many, many righteous and beautiful people
in the Ummah, the prophets, and a lot more, they were some of them. And I'm just thinking about some people in our own lives who, you know, nobody, they're just maybe like family members or stuff like this. And, but they say really beautiful things, and they really have a beautiful relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. So and through conversation with them, you see it, you'll see like, every time they mentioned something, they'll say, Allah is so merciful, Allah is so generous, they might start crying, because they're just thinking about how generous Allah is and how merciful Allah is. And you might have, like, certain phrases in certain cultures, by the way, I mean, this is part of maybe I
don't have a particular culture that I was raised in, but I've seen different things that I'm like, Oh, this is a beautiful thing from that culture. Like, for example, I've heard
Afghans will will often say this phrase that hold the one marijuana's like he's, Allah is very generous. Allah is so so generous. And so he's just always giving to his creation. And so in the course of conversation, you hear these statements, and you're like, subhanAllah, he really is, you know. And so then when we come to his, come to his words, you hear people tell stories about their lives, moments when they realized where, you know, just in the course of regular conversation, I realized in this moment, Allah was taking care of me, or Allah was helping me with this, or Allah was helping me with that. So then when I come to his book, I have kind of a different experience
with the book when I'm reading the book, because I'm seeing the whole thing in a different way. So that's just, you know, some immediate thoughts that come to mind on that. See if
thoughts on your thinking about Allah subhanaw taala. And how that assists us with today, boy? Well,
I remember, you know, I had a, when I was when I was in college, I had an imam who was from Saudi Arabia.
And he was telling us a story in Ramadan of something that he had experienced. That's very much related to the question that you're asking.
He said that, since he was from Saudi Arabia, he said that when he used to live in Saudi Arabia, he used to love to go to the Haram in Makkah, during the last 10 nights of Ramadan and do attic up there. So he said, One Ramadan while he was in the Masjid Al haram, and he was praying taraweeh on the second floor, close the balcony.
Said the Imam was reciting. And just next to me, there was a man from China.
And he was sobbing, in the prayer, just sobbing.
And so this my Imam, he, he thought to himself, Han Allah, a brother from China, understands the Quran because obviously, he was moved by the passage that was being recited. And so he he, after the Salah, finished, he wanted to talk to the Chinese brother to get to know him. So he started talking to him in Arabic, and very quickly, he realized that the Chinese brother did not understand Arabic.
So there's this awkwardness and then the Imam tried to talk to him in English and the Chinese brother knew English so then they started to communicate.
And my chef, the Imam, he said, You know,
I noticed that you were so emotional
in the Salah is everything okay?
And the brother said, Yeah, everything's fine. I was just,
I was just overwhelmed by the realization, who it is that
hanging in front of.
And I was overwhelmed by that emotion and that's what was causing me to cry. So he doesn't understand what is being recited. But just the thought of who it is, before whom he is standing is enough for his tetherball you see.
And that's really the idea that amount of ezeli is trying to emphasize here that when we recite the Quran, we just have to realize who it is that we are talking to who it is that's talking to us. And I don't want to for our listeners to feel overwhelmed by what we're saying, because it might come across as oh, I need to do so many things before I read the Quran. So this is too hard. No, it's not that it's not that you know, you need to do ABCD like imamo Zadie talks about 10 ads that are outward adab and 10 adapt, that were inward adapted unless you do these 20 things and you you're not ready to read the Quran. Don't take it like that because just open the Quran and the Quran itself
will help you get into
the emotion that you need to be oops for example, we're talking about what we're talking about realizing who Allah is, we're talking about reverence and magnification of Allah subhanaw taala. Well, how much of the Quran talks about who Allah is? Right, almost 1/3 Or maybe more of the Quran actually talks about who Elias describes Allah, the qualities of Allah, the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. So just read the Quran, the Quran itself, will help you get into the mode that you need to be. If you are just reading it with an open mind and an open heart. We're low on
coffee come chef, may Allah subhana accept from you? And yes, absolutely. For those who are listening. None of this is to say that we are at a place of perfection. And once you reach the place of perfection, that's when you start to read the Quran or preparation. Rather, it's an ongoing journey of trying to improve, but it requires us to be connecting consistently and constantly. And in fact, there is nothing more reasonable for us to do than to start connecting to the Quran today on a daily basis, in order for us to try to achieve that level of connection that we desire. May Allah subhanaw taala blesses all with that and our loved ones and bless us to be amongst the people
of the Quran. One I mean, on this kind of closing note, we want to ask it in a very practical sense, and I believe maybe the team will also cut this out in Charlottetown and benefit many more people win this clip, I'll ask both Michelle, if you had to give like a 10 or 22nd piece of advice, a practical advice for someone who's listening right now, and they want to connect to the Quran. What's one practical advice that you would give? Maybe we can start with Chef sinner?
I think what I would say is kind of what we started out with, which is Be grateful for the tremendous honor that Allah has given you, by inspiring you and enabling you to have access to the Quran and opening it and reading it and benefiting from it.
This is no small
gift from Allah subhanaw taala
so, so be grateful for that tremendous honor that tremendous blessing.
Subhanallah you know, a few years ago, I came across a section in a book that I was reading that just just it was mind blowing for me. And a lot of people don't know this,
there are scholars who, who whose who believed that the angels are not able to read the Quran.
The angels except for Gibreel
are not given the ability by Allah subhanho wa Taala to read the Quran and this is an opinion that is mentioned by Eben salah, in his photography and then it is confirmed by Imam cod, it is confirmed by have been hudgell hate me and others and they said that they are certain Asar and a hadith that that indicators
that the angels are not able to read the Quran. And one Hadith has mentioned that indicates that is the Hadith that says that whenever people gather together to recite the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala there are angels that are going around the Earth looking for these gatherings and they when they find
In these gatherings, they descend, they come down, and they surround those gatherings with their wings, and listen to the Quran. So part of the reason is because they themselves cannot recite the Quran, so they are so attracted to the gatherings where the Quran is being recited.
And so if that is true, and Allah subhanaw taala knows best, because after all, this is a matter of the unseen, but according to these great authorities, this seems to be the case. So if that is true, that the angels which are such pure creation of Allah subhanaw taala, that aside from God in the rest of them, are not given this honor. This ability that Allah gave to the human being the ability to recite His Word, His speech, then I think that should cause us to feel tremendously honored and blessed. And and the least that we can do is show appreciation for that and feel gratitude for that in our hearts as we open the Quran and and seek to benefit from it. Sack muffins. Yeah, that's
beautiful. May Allah subhana wa sehen accept from you. Check your mail, same question for you bound coffee come?
I mean, quickly.
The first thing I would say is to just do it.
The most important thing about having a relationship with the Quran is to just have a relationship with the Quran, take some time each day read it.
When it comes to reading the Quran, you know, of course, you can read in whatever language you understand, but there is a special merit and, and blessing in the Arabic. And I think that it's good for people to take some time and effort to learn how to read the Arabic properly. And to really feel like I'm reciting this Quran the way that the prophets and a lot more they will send them recited, which is an incredible thing, when if we really sit and think about that. So really remarkable thing. So to recite it, but also to, in try to memorize a little bit, you know, it doesn't say that everyone has to be a half it but
the prophets and Allah who lives in Titus by meaning that the heart that has put end in it is not the heart that doesn't. So you know, the heart without quote, and it is like a as like a dilapidated house, you know, a rundown house. So she tried to put a little bit of that plan in our heart as much as we can, in sha Allah and just take it step by step. And if we try to be consistent, and if we have times when we fall off, and we're not consistent, we don't have to beat ourselves up over it, we can just come back and resume our relationship with the book of Allah and Inshallah, if we do that, we'll start to see what we're reading in the different things that we experienced in our days.
And Shawn, does that ever finish if my loss would have lost you, that's a beautiful closing advice. All I can really add to this is maybe one more practical advice for those who became Muslim today and those who have been Muslim throughout your life. Regardless of whether or not you are fluent, take advantage because at the end of the day, we don't know which day in this world will be our last so read the Quran, Quran as though it's your last opportunity. And we had a brother Subhan Allah, maybe seven years ago, was diagnosed with late stage cancer. And they told him he had several months to live. And he ended up passing away shortly after that, may Allah have mercy on him when we
visited him when we spoke to him. It says though he was living upon the advice of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam when a man came and asked for advice. So when you start to pray for Saudi Salah to modern prayers, do your bidding farewell. And he applied this advice to everything else. So he's saying in other words, every time I'm reading from the most half every time I'm reading a poem, I feel like this is my last chance to read the words of a las Panatela in this quick life that we have. So read the Quran as though it's your final opportunity. And remember that the Quran is a light for every darkness it is a guidance for every misguidance its beauty does not run out, its
sweetness does not end so long as you are reciting with an attentive heart. And I ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us all all the blessings that we can access through the Quran, especially the blessing of guidance, and she felt healing for what is in the hearts and healing for our societies and our communities. And as well the commands for us to be people of justice and to pursue justice for all of those who are struggling around the world. May Allah subhanaw taala alleviate their fears and utilize us for what is good in this life and reward us and guide others through us alone. Amin, Chef Jamal and chef of Salon Joseph Mohit and I'm also Panatela accept from you. This does wrap up
our first episode of hamdulillah thank you for your time may Allah subhanaw taala put Baraka in it perhaps inshallah Tada shift dementia for salon we'll get together maybe we'll hope maybe we'll do jujitsu. Maybe we'll have a barbecue with the youth in sha Allah Allah. For our brothers and sisters who are listening from all around the world. May Allah bless you for your time. This first episode of Quran condos has come to an end. But in sha Allah Tala, you can join us for the upcoming episodes. And for more programs on the clean podcast. We will see you soon in sha Allah wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh