In Love With The Quran #01 – How Do I Love Allah Sincerely
Channel: Suleiman Hani
Series: Suleiman Hani - Ramadan 2023 - In Love With The Quran
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Have you ever recited a short surah? Because you are rushing through the prayer? Isn't it awkward to think about how someone might love a short surah chapter in the Quran, because it's short and because they can rush through the prayer, finish their conversation with Allah subhanaw taala and go back to their worldly pursuits. Listen to the story, it's going to change the way you think about what you recite of the Quran, and how impactful it is depending on your intention. Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu she reports the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam peace be upon him appointed a man in charge of an army unit who led them in prayer. And he always concluded his re citation in prayer
with salt will last this is a Surah many people know this is the school in which Allah subhanaw taala describes himself on who Allah who I heard, say He is Allah the one Allahu Samad the self sufficient lemme Edwin M, you will add He begets not nor was he begotten, William yaku LA who for one 100 And there is no one comparable to him, always recited the surah in the prayer after he finished the other re citation. Now, when they returned to Medina, the Companions asked the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam about this situation. Maybe they were wondering is what he did permissible to recite poldhu Allahu Ahad in every prayer, will it be disapproved? Is it a religious innovation?
What will the Prophet say about this man's action? Some of us recite the same surah the same verses in every prayer without thinking twice. And it might be a short surah. But the intention might be to rush the prayer. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard about what this man did. And he told the Companions ask him why he does. So the man was asked why he did that. And he said, This surah chapter contains the attributes of Allah, the Gracious and I love to recite it.
Look at his intention. He loves this surah because it emphasizes who God is, who Allah is, and the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. It has within it the attribute that is unique of sama that is not found in any other chapter of the Quran. It also emphasizes lamjao Edward M. youlet. He begets not nor is he begotten, which is not found in that wording in that language anywhere else in the Quran. And it's a really short Surah but it's a powerful Surah because it summarizes in a very remarkably concise manner, who Allah is at a time when people worship multiple deities, idols. And of course, Christians are worshipped in a way Jesus gave him a status beyond the messengers and the
prophets. Revelation came down and in four verses made it so explicitly clear, there is no vagueness about who God is and who God is not. So this companion, he loved to recite the surah because of what it contained of towhee, the Oneness of Allah. This is a beautiful intention and motivation. What do you think? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about this man's repetitive re citation?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the Companions tell him that Allah loves him, Allahu Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala loves this man, because he loves the Quran. He loves Surah to leafless, His love is proven. Allah loves him because he loves Allah subhanaw taala. He's not reciting in order to rush his prayer. He's not even reciting the surah. on its own. He was reciting a sutra right before it but he would always conclude with the surah proving that it wasn't because it's short. Now the question we have to ask ourselves is, why do we love to recite certain Surah of the Quran? What's the intention? Is it because of the meaning? Is it because we have love for it to
love for Allah? subhanaw taala? Is it because it reminds us of something? Or is it because it's a short chapter?
Do we enjoy the short chapters in order to rush away from the beautiful conversation that we're having with our master? let's reframe the short sword, a sword that motivates us and increase our faith learn the meanings behind the sword. Let's rethink our intentions on how we pray and how we recite the Quran. And why we recite the Quran in prayer. And let's ensure that we're reciting in order to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala out of love for him, in order to have our hearts soften in order to be forgiven for our sins in order to be rewarded, or perhaps reminded of healing in a time of difficulty, or may be reminded of the light that follows darkness. Paradise after this life
for those who persevere or it might simply be a reminder
of who your Lord is. In any relationship, it's easy to take someone or something for granted. But if you decide to look to reflect, and to really notice the positive traits of someone or something, it becomes easy to appreciate and love. And believe it or not, our relationship with the Quran is no different. Just like that companion who noticed the traits found in Surah teleclass. And the topic that it was addressing was a topic that he loved. We want to be amongst those who are reciting, with sincere intentions. And so I want to leave you with this question and we intend on reading your comments. What is your favorite Surah that you will recite in the prayer and why