Ramadan 2023 Appeal
Blessings of the Qur’an
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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah are all the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim or Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah hilchot him rubbish lahi Saudi were Siddeley emri watlow iraq letter melissani Yakubu Kohli. Allahumma de kalbi was said deadly Sani Wessel Sufi, mata kolby amin Yoruba alameen
I want to welcome all of you to this beautiful gathering, I ask Allah subhanaw taala to make this a gathering of his remembrance a gathering, through which we are able to experience or benefit from the we are recipients of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala as we learn in a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that when a group of people gather together remembering Allah, then Allah subhanaw taala, He bestows his special mercy upon them, and Allah subhanaw taala has angels surround them, the Sakina tranquility descends upon such people and Allah subhanaw taala makes mention of such people. So, even though we are physically apart, we are, you know, not
together in in a Masjid or, or in a in a you know, in a shared physical space. But I asked Allah subhanaw taala to count this as a gathering of his remembrance a gathering, which becomes a means of forgiveness for our sins and also a means of finding a stronger sense of faith and and also
an increase in our knowledge and an appreciation of the book of Allah Subhana, WA, tada and hamdulillah we have organized this program today. And we are so excited to have our dear Mustafa ammonium umaid with us, who is going to talk about something very, very important, which is the importance of connecting with the book of Allah. Before we begin that in sha Allah, I want to begin with the recitation of a few verses from the Quran, both as a reminder to myself and and all of you in sha Allah.
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these verses of Surah Rahman are verses which are dear to our heart. And these verses are so familiar to us. In these verses, we see that Allah subhanaw taala he begins with a man by the name by the mention of his name, first and foremost, to inform us to remind us that Allah subhanaw taala is indeed a man, the absolutely merciful, whose Mercy is too vast to even describe in words
Words and all of his mercy is the fact that yes, Allah subhana wa tada has created us and he has given us many things and so many blessings are listed over here. But the first blessing that Allah subhanaw taala mentions over here is that Allah is a man, and he is the one who has our limit on who has taught the Quran. So the Quran compared to every other blessing is really the most important blessing, the most significant blessing. And it is in appreciation of this blessing that we have gathered here today. And we want to talk about, about this blessing of the Quran, how important and significant it is in our lives. So without any further delay, I want to welcome our dear Miriam
Ahmed, who is well known Alhamdulillah especially with her recent for Mother's series, which is absolutely amazing where she encourages all of our sisters to, you know, recite more Quran to personally connected with the book of Allah. So I would love to I would like to welcome her now in sha Allah so that she can remind us with some important reminders in sha Allah a sin I'm Ronnie Kota had Allah
live but I can't handle Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen hand in case you don't even a lot of confiable Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah is such an incredible honor to be with Shekar Have you did Samia Mashallah resuscitation was so beautiful to Bartok Allah. And what I love about Allah Hooda is that you do work that just emphasizes the importance of woman connecting to the Quran. And in my experiences, panel law, when I was in college, I was the Muslim Student Association president and we had a journalist come. And she wanted to ask us about connecting the concept of woman in Islam to women's empowerment in the religion. And of course, she didn't know too much about Assam, but she
was doing general research and so myself, and one of the woman in the MSA, we met with her. And she asked us, why is it that there are less men that memorize the order? And then there are a woman? And my friend responded, and she was like, Well, you know, there could be so many different factors on why more men memorize support and a woman too. And when I heard this statement, my first reaction was no support Allah, we can't say that we have to be about Dawa and just show how empowering the Quran is and how beautiful that is. And we should just be focusing on how we do have females who memorize the Quran. But I really started thinking about that question, because in my community, as
blessed as we were to have a few women who memorized definitely the men had many more examples of individuals who have completed their memorization or younger boys who are finishing their memorization than we did girls. And at that time, we didn't have things like online courses that you could take or someone you could Skype with. That was rare, and you really had to know who to contact for something like that. And so when I heard stories of women talk about why they were struggling with their Quranic connection, these are some of the messages that I heard. I heard stories like woman tell me that they were not memorizing the Quran, because they were told that they were never
going to lead to a week. So there was no point woman who told me that they wanted to memorize the color and but they were told that one day they were going to become mothers, and they were going to be so busy, they weren't gonna have time to maintain their review. And so there was no point messages for a woman who had told me that as little girls, they were going to courses with their brothers memorizing the color and until they were in their preteens, and the Imam said that they're uncomfortable hearing their voices any longer. And so they were forced to stop memorizing because there were no other people for them to study with in their community. Little girls who told me that
they had wanted to memorize the Quran, and they were actively memorizing and they loved reciting, and who were told that it was hard for her to reset the order and, and so instead, they moved into other things like singing in the choir in their public high school, or singing songs that they loved because they had beautiful voices, and people would tell them they had such great voices. And so panela with the campaign that we started this past Ramadan and highlighting woman's reconnection with the poor and by hearing other women recite, I heard from these woman woman who told me these stories that they experienced as little girls, but now so Pamela, they are adults and they have
their own little girls. And because they're hearing the Quran from other woman, maybe they didn't know about alhuda Institute, maybe they didn't know about opportunities for women to hear the Quran and hear from beautiful researchers.
shifflett Tamia and because they didn't know that that existed, there has to be this place. That's a bridge, some a woman want to memorize soccer and some men wants to memorize soccer, and it comes from themselves and other people. When they do that, they know that they can go to an institute and they can learn. But there are a lot of people in the middle that need someone to help spark that for them. They just need to see it in someone else. And when they see it in someone else, then they recognize that this is for me, too. And so in that process, I heard from women who told me that for the first time in 10 years, they're opening almost half again. But for the first time in 15 years,
they're starting to recite the Quran out loud, to their parents, to their spouses. They're having their little girls who are eight and 912 and 13, for the first time ever saying, I didn't know that woman could be a poor and memorizers. And I want to be a poor and memorizer too. And sometimes when we talk about this concept of the poor and in our own mind, going back to the poor and because true success in this life, and in the hereafter comes from this connection to the poor and understanding it and implementing it, because I'm not paying Rafi mullewa excuse me hospital Buffy Rahim Allah He mentioned that there are individuals who are going to be able to recite the whole book, they don't
miss a single letter, but look at their actions. Their actions do not show as if they've even read the book of Allah. The Quran is the love letter of Allah subhanho wa Taala has no Buster he says that the Quran is the words of Allah of God Almighty, being recited to you on the tongue of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are returned to this book as a return to that Isaiah and the honor of our ummah. But sometimes the way we word that is we say what's wrong with the use of our own mother, so into tik tok and Facebook and Instagram, they're not into the Quran, what is wrong with our Ummah, they're so into just wasting time. They're not into the Quran. And really, I
think the question that we need to be asking ourselves is, what are we doing as a community? What are we doing as an oma? that is causing people to feel like they cannot connect to the crap? What do we need to be doing to call people back to the core app? And when we look at our examples, the companions rhodiola who are at home, we see that from the beginning, woman, we're connected to the book of Allah, who was the very first person who heard the Quran recited from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam it was Khadija will the Allahu unha, a woman who was the very first person who was not a halifa that kept the bound copy of the most half with her. It was hafsa robiola, who I'm not a
woman, when we see the example of omega neurobiol. I'm half and the way that she was visited by Alma Alma and Abu Bakar rhodiola why
she started to cry when she saw them and they said what is causing you to cry? Don't you know that what is with Allah is better for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them an Amen all the Allah who responded and she said, I'm not crying because I don't know that what is with Allah is not better for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I am crying because the revelation has been cut off from the heavens, she began to cry because they used to witness the revelation coming down from the heavens, they used to witness that their experiences led directly to versus being recited to versus being revealed because of something that they were going through. And while that is very
specific, and unique to the time of the companions, the reality is that all of us today, when we make an effort to be connected to the router, and that connection, comes out into our lives. How many of you so many of you have stories and what you're going through a difficult experience and suddenly you hear the exact verse that was on your mind, that helps you feel this form of comfort. So Pamela, I remember once I had opened the must have and I was making dua and I was saying, Oh Allah, Are you even listening to me? And I have this moment of doubt many of us when we make to our we wonder, is Allah listening tarda is he going to answer our job? And I asked that question, and I
opened the must have to the most random page close my eyes pointed and an idea and the idea that came was what either
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on that when my servant asks Have you asked about me I Amir, I answer the call of the one who's calling? So penola I'm wondering is Allah subhana wa tada listening? And he answers with he is listening, I am listening to what you when you are calling. So Pamela, we have narrations of female companions like SMS will be a loved one, she was reciting over and over, then then Allah Elena.
And I shouldn't be lower on that same idea, as mentioned that Miss rock was reciting it. And she started to say, just like s mat will be a little I mean, her sister would say when she was reciting this verse over and over, asking for all those pellets, Allah to bless them to save them, and to add to up to 100 love that he's protected them to save them from a year after that was painful to bless them with being in paradise forever. That is interacting with the core and on a personal level. And we see that in how we can build this connection, making it personal. We're going to end quickly by talking about five ways to connect to the Quran, when we're talking about whether it's going to be
memorization, or reading a Tafseer reading an English translation that you understand if you don't understand the Arabic, whatever is going to help you build that connection in a way that you understand the verses that are being recited to you because the Quran was revealed for your understanding that transformation is critical. The first point and how to connect to the Quran is recognizing why you are doing it. I will read over the Allahu anhu mentions that when you recite the Quran, angels come into your home and the shell team flee from it. When you recite the Quran, angels roamed the earth just looking for someone who's reciting. And they love to hear the Quran and with
the presence of angels as well, as you mentioned, and the explanation of so many verses that talk about angels in the Quran. But their presence brings mercy and Baraka. Their presence with their presence when they see ad mean and you're making their ad mean one angels and mean is enough to cover the entire oma one Angel asking for our forgiveness for the whole oma is enough for the whole oma to be forgiven. So what about you when you are making that job when you're asking for all those candidates either. And after doing the reciting doctor and the angel saying I mean and for you, when you make your offer your brother or your sister, imagine the benefit and the bulk of having those
angels in your life. But in addition to your ranks being raised, the angels coming to be with you, you're being forgiven. And that in sha Allah, there's so much protection being brought into your life because of the that presence and that blessing.
Imagine being able to come on the day of judgment
and being asked to recite and to ascend the levels of heaven. Imagine being able to see the Lord who revealed the Quran, imagine what it would be like Subhan Allah to hear these verses from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam himself. The Quran is your safe space. Making the car and your safe space is one of the ways that you can remember why you are memorizing the Quran. And let's look at what that looks like in point two. How do you make the Quran your safe space almoradi Allahu anhu he was reciting the Quran he was leading salah and the very back row one of the companions could hear him crying so hard as he was reciting in
Hema moon, he was reciting the verses that your body has to learn is just so overcome with this sadness, some of them of us You don't say some of the scholars of Tafseer, say 40 years between the time that he lost us to violate his set up to the manipulation of his other sons and being rejoined with you so far they hit Salaam and what happened in that time period, he's still grieving. It's okay to grieve. Going through depression and sadness does not mean that you don't have a connection with Allah. reading the Quran is one of the forms of helping you go through your depression. But you also need the support of mental health professionals and a support system that can help you get
there. But the point is Amato, the Allahu anhu. He's reciting this idea over and over and over again. Why? Imagine what almost all the law I know had to go through the responsibility he has as a halifa the mistakes that he regrets before he was Muslim. All of those things are just an A reminder for us that
It is okay to grieve and cry, make the Quran a safe space. But if somebody in your life made you feel like you were not good enough for the Quran, a friend of mine got into a car accident. Her parents said it's because you don't read enough for her. And when we consistently are told that when you don't have a connection with, with, you don't have good things happening in your life because you're not connected to the poor. And then at the same time, you think, well, all of these other people have great things happening in their life, and they don't even have a poor end. And that's because we weaponize the Quran when we talk about it like that. Instead, well we need to be looking
at is how we look or add as a form of connection. Whether we're going through ease or difficulty, it doesn't matter what we're going through. The point is that we have the Quran to help us get through it. And we see those examples in the Quran of joy, and of loss of pain and of ease, just like our lives, they'll put and mirrors our lives to help us get through our lives with this connection to the book of Allah. The third point is that it's okay, if it takes a long time, it took me seven years to memorize the Quran, I was going to school full time, or working full time or a combination of both. And every time I started with a teacher, that teacher had to stop for some reason. And I
would have to start all over with the new teacher. It took me seven years. And do you think that in those seven years, I regret a single moment? Imagine if it takes you 20 years? 70 years? What are you going to say? It took me 70 years of having an intimate connection with the book of Allah, there's nothing more honorable than being able to say that. So never regret or never feel like, Oh, it's taking me forever, just keep going. And that is a fourth point being considered, actually, I think we're on the fourth that was part of the fourth point, sorry, be consistent, even if it's slow, be consistent. The fourth point is exchange. Most have sweat someone, find someone you love.
Maybe they've never read the Quran before that maybe maybe they are, they're Muslim, but they don't really understand. Find someone you care about. Ask them to gift you a must have. Find someone else you know that's trying to memorize it, or read it, gift them a copy of the Quran, and let the other person get the reward of the deeds that you do as you do them. So on the Day of Judgment, they come in sha Allah, and they see mountains and it's because of the work that you did for someone else that you love. And finally, find a teacher that you trust. There are some teachers that just don't work with you and that is okay. I am so blessed that my career and teacher who helped me finish the
completion shift mohab fulda. So panela He is so incredible. When he recites the Quran, he doesn't even need to look at the most half he just knows the Quran Subhana Allah when he recites the Quran, you feel like you're seeing the idea in front of your eyes. And what is so powerful wasn't that he wasn't just you memorize the Quran, you read the Quran, you understand the Quran, that's important. He was like, Maria, we need your voice, because you're a woman because you're not up because you didn't understand hamdulillah I studied Arabic. And now I understand Arabic but I didn't when I first started memorizing, you're born and raised in America. These are examples that we need, not
because I'm special. But because they're the same examples of many of you, you are my story. And chef might have taught me that the more people that we show who have our stories, the more people who know they can connect with us. And on that note, the Quran is always with you, regardless of what part of your life you're in. And there was a man as we close, there was a man who Subhana Allah was always active with the Muslim community always running around and working for the Muslim community. And you know what happens to panela he got into a major car accident. And he was in the hospital. And his doctor was a Muslim who always saw him in the masjid, always organizing events.
And I heard this story from someone who knew this man. And so panela the doctor knew that he had to give this man the news that he was paralyzed. Y'all a lot. He was paralyzed. This man who did everything constantly running and organizing and making efforts for the community. When the man when this doctor gave the man the news, do you know what he replied? his reply was on hamdulillah I finally have time just to focus on the Quran.
Every single one of us is in a different life circumstance. For all of us, whether it's one verse a day in a language you understand, or whether it's five pages a day, or whether it's however much it is. We can make time for the Quran. And let it be what allows us to feel that strong connection to the one who created us subpattern what to Allah who is always there for us, because this is a book that he sent love letters in for you and I so panic alarm will be handed conditional on that EULA, he learned in the Stubblefield. He wanted to go
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article. So now that I have to lie over to Jackie McClendon, patheos, tada, Miriam for reminding us of the importance of really not not hesitating when it comes to our relationship with the Quran, that the fact that we may not be Arab or the fact that we are, you know, a person is, you know, a man or a woman doesn't matter what your background is, doesn't matter what your age is, doesn't matter what your strengths or your weaknesses are, the whole idea is for every single one of us, and I want to take the opportunity over here and, and remind everybody that you know, where it is extremely beneficial to be able to recite and memorize the Quran, we should remember that the Quran
is really a book of guidance. And in order to truly benefit from the book of Allah, yes, we will recite it because it's very words are a blessing. And we will memorize it because memorizing it is, of course, extremely rewardable. But in addition to that, in order to really make the Quran a part of our lives, it is essential that we try to understand it. And in trying to understand the Quran, you know, there's two ways one is that you go and master the Arabic language, and then you try to figure out the meaning of the Quran on your own. And that actually would be a mistake, because yes, the Quran is an Arabic but you know, ask any random error person, they don't necessarily understand
what the Quran is saying. What is important is that we learn the meanings, the interpretation that they've seen of the Quran, and Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. At over the Institute, we're starting a new program in January and this program is called 30 multiple on this program is, especially for sisters, by sisters, and in this program in sha Allah in an 18 month long course, and it's it's a full time program, in this duration in sha Allah, we will go through the the translation and the Tafseer of the entire Quran. In addition to that, we will also go through the entire recitation of the Quran. And, and of course, in order to, you know, to improve our understanding of the Quran, we
also have to, you know, study some supplementary Islamic sciences, not really at an advanced level, but at least at a basic level. So for example, or normal on sciences of the Quran, a little bit of Hadees, as well, some fifth as well. But the main focus of this program is really the translation and the seed of the Quran, so that you develop a personal connection with the book of Allah. I would like to show you a short video over here of some of our students who graduated from this program, and I want you to hear from them what en means to them, how they have found the Quran to be mobarak a source of blessing in their lives.
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lady vane hanger Davey and this is a book which we have set down less than confirming what was before it.
If only we took the time to open it, because if we just opened it, if we just opened it, our hearts would come alive we would seek and we would be found.
I was painting with desperation of healing. until I reached the the healing began, I was free. I aim to be a better giver, not a taker, to leave my comfort zone and strive in the way of Allah to provide shade for those facing hardships alone, to help those in need regardless of the differences in color and creed. to spread the light of Quran to all of those around me, my relatives, my neighbors, my friends, and every soul in need of a little guidance and a little hope, because you are on is my guideline to life and true success in the eternal abode. I want nothing short of the approval.
of our ever knowing and most Merciful Creator.
This book is a mirror that shows me who I am. My flaws, my mistakes, my beauty and my life. Allah chose me specifically to learn this for a reason. This book you see, it is for online to have the best eyes perceive the world, the best heart to perceive a microbe
or on is the manifestation of a loss. Like the gleaming bright radiant stars that guide us it sparks and shines and beautifies the skies You see, just as these lights the Koran decorates my soul nothing at all can come close to its worth. It has given my life purpose and I pray to never ever let it go 30 Joseph's to guide me 114 citizens fire me I'm protected with the words of Allah brings clarity to the healers justice to the weak and it breathes life into the spiritually dead what can bring the heart more comfort than the words of our Lord what can beautify the heart more than the words of our Lord the rub that knows me best and loves me most
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hamdulillah this course Arima Koran course has been has been going on it has been running in Canada for several years now at hamdulillah. And hundreds of women have graduated from this program. And as you can see, Masha Allah, it doesn't matter whether you are Arab or not, whether you have studied the Quran before or you have not been able to whether you're familiar with the Arabic language or you're not, it's really a transformation experience and also a self discovery experience. Alhamdulillah and really, it would be an excellent opportunity at this time, where a lot of us are actually at home, we are working from home or we are studying from home, really to have that sense
of stability in our lives. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with the book of Allah opened on in order to find blessing in our lives. And with this inshallah I would like sister Madame Westie to remind us of, of the role of the Quran in our lives, sister Marian was to hamdulillah is that the same teacher she's at the seat instructor at the Institute, and inshallah she will be teaching in this program. She's a student of Dr. Farhat Hashmi for many years even now she's studying with her and hamdulillah she's been teaching the seat of the Quran. And let's hear from sister Miriam said I'm already come. Why do you call my son I'm not a lawyer, but I got to who?
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guidance from the Quran.
In order to understand guidance from the Koran, we need to understand what is guidance? What is he Daya? What is the Quran. So as a reminder for myself first, as a student of the Quran,
and to share with you all also
a few points, a few reminders.
hedaya guidance is about being directed towards and guided towards the right way. And any more specific connotation. It's a transformation for the better.
But in order for there to even be any hedaya any guidance, there has to be a guiding force, the receiver of the guidance, willing to take that guidance at a destination. So in order to understand hedaya guidance, we need to understand the purpose of our existence, and acknowledge the fact that we didn't create ourselves and another created being didn't create us. So we have been created for a reason.
We didn't select the day that we would come into this world. And we don't select the day we die and depart from this world. The one who created us, created us for a purpose. And he determines when we come into this world, and when we depart.
He has informed us of the purpose for which he created us and that is to worship him on his terms.
We don't answer that yet. Chapter number 15 verse number 56. Allah subhanho wa Taala he states wallmark Allah tala Jin Enza Illa Liang
Dune and I did not create the jinn and mankind accept to worship me.
We have been created with a limited amount of freedom of choice
while we are alive, which brings with it a responsibility, but also accountability.
We cannot really even appreciate guidance hedaya until we also accept that this worldly life is temporary and the hereafter, the eternal abode is a reality. Real guidance is about being successful in the bigger picture, and attaining salvation in the hereafter.
For those who are successful, for those who really are successful, are never ending delights, perfect companionship, no fatigue, no illness, no heart ache, Jana were happily ever after truly becomes a reality.
Our most Merciful Creator didn't just create us and leave us but in fact, he has created us and also arranged for our hedaya our guidance through divine revelation, His kalaam His speech, through messengers, human messengers that we can relate to, and many signs many out in the universe, also that point towards his oneness.
So he Daya incorporates relevant information pertaining to getting to the right destination, ensuring that the correct track is adhere to and reaching the right destination salvation, our creators approval, who does his nearness, so adhering to the right track requires overcoming hindrances obstacles that are bound to come along the way. And this requires navigation. And since our knowledge as human beings is limited, our abilities are also limited. In order for us to have a better navigation system we need to maintain a strong connection with our Merciful Creator, whose knowledge is limitless, and whose wisdom is perfect. He knows how past to create, how best to guide
and how to reward and how to punish. He doesn't create anything aimlessly.
But he Daya the guidance that Allah has arranged through his speech is the Quran. And the Quran is a miracle and a message that is never outdated and it never needs amendments. But it does need to be understood the poor on his guidance for the clean those who are Allah conscious who the lil McCain and his guidance for mankind who the leanness in general and since it is guidance for them with the pain in order to walk in the correct direction. After having been shown that direction in pursuit of the right destination, we need recognition of our Creator of Allah. And the more Allah conscious we become the more guided we would become. And the Quran has been described as Tenzin gradual
revelation, Vicar reminder and more either admonition instruction and also healing and also mercy can also a means of reassurance and rejoicing and peace.
In surah Yunus chapter number 10, verses 57 and 58. We learn that Allah addresses mankind and he says, Yeah, a yohannes all mankind, but the jotka Maori vato Mel Robbins become what Shiva only maveo Sodo wahoo moto lil MK meaning there has come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers. Corner befogged lillahi wa rahmatullahi Fabi Valley cavallier for who who are hi Romi Maya tomorrow, seeing the bounty of Allah and in His mercy in that let them rejoice. It is better than what they accumulate.
And from a hadith of Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam we learn
that Abu al kusari he reported Rasul Allah subhanho wa sallam he said, rejoice, do you not witness that there is no God but Allah, and I am the messenger of Allah.
So those who heard him the Sahaba they said yes, and also the lungs that are the heart he was a lamb Sallam said, verily, this Quran is a rope. One and is in the hands of Allah, and the other end is in your hand.
But our Masako behavior hold fast to it. For in nakum lundahl below one tallyho Bye BARDA, who,
for you will never be led astray or ruined ever again.
Now, if you think about this statement, he will never be led astray.
Or ruined ever again. It's really pointing towards the best navigation system possible.
It gives a profound sense of peace and contentment, a huge intangible blessing that many are searching for.
You see, when we try to get from one place to another place in this world, we require help from various navigation systems, including people and signboards and maps and various digital resources, whether we're on land or on sea, or in the air, or even outer space. But none of these tools are error free, they do fail us from time to time.
No one can guide us the way our Creator guides us through His words. So we need to hold on and strive towards learning what is really beneficial, while asking him for guidance in the nursery rather than mustafi Guide us to the straight path. In the life of an average believer. This is the path a believer most frequently makes within solo multiple times in the morning, in the afternoon in the evening, in the night and all seasons. And Cynthia has to do with some amount of transformation and absorption of the direction that's being received. It also incorporates some amount of purification and growth. As you see in order to be enhanced in better ways. We need to be fixed and
sometimes broken in specific ways Also,
before the adornment takes place, before the adornment takes place, the cleansing and the reading of what is corrupt, and the detox needs to take place also,
in our valuable Quran class recently, we don't set up a question which is chapter number 59.
And the last few verses of the surah provide us with important reminders related to what we are investing in terms of the hereafter.
The people have done now that people have jahannam and how different they are as well as the significance of not forgetting Allah but remembering him.
And then there is mention of an example that shows us the profound impact that the Quran has.
And then these verses they end with the Most Beautiful Names of our Creator.
So in verses 18 to 24 of surah tell how shall we learn that Allah states addressing the believers? Yeah, uh, you have Latina, Manu, all you who have believed it, Allah, Fear Allah.
Well done. Enough. So mapa domitilla and let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow. What's up Allah and fear Allah. In the law hobby room be my Dharma Loon. Indeed, Allah is acquainted with what you do. believers will love your Allah and fearing Allah pertains to obeying Him in what he has commanded and staying away from what he has forbidden. It took a lot of your Allah, while tongues are not some other and let every soul look each and every one individually. Look, don't just go on sending to just go on doing, look at what you're doing. Look at what you're sending. Well done good enough some academically, and let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow. After
this worldly life is over.
Each person should think whether male or female, young or old.
regardless of nationality, each person should think about himself observing his or her own actions.
And each person should hold himself or herself accountable before the time comes when they will be taken to account.
So each one needs to think are my efforts mostly about today meaning this worldly life and the instant gratification that I can receive or the hereafter? What am I doing right now? Will this be of lasting benefit tomorrow? What am I doing? How am I doing it? And where is this taking me?
What the law and for Allah and notice that this command is mentioned before and after right? That was mentioned here two times and in between the mention of taqwa welcomes or nafsa epidemic
we're being reminded that while it is that you're doing good dates, before doing the good deed have Allah consciousness while you're doing the good deed have Allah consciousness and once you've completed a good deed have Allah consciousness what the law
in the law hobby room be my Dharma Loon. Indeed, Allah is acquainted with what you do. He knows of your deeds and what you prioritize. He knows what you do in terms of quality and quantity and why you do what you do and how you do it. He knows what you're investing for tomorrow.
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be not like those who forgot Allah.
Don't be like those who have forgotten the remembrance of Allah and forgetting Allah, your Creator, who originated you, brought to you from non existence to existence, forgetting alive actually forgetting your own accountability, your salvation, where you're heading. So forgetting on lies, neglecting the fact that Allah gave us existence we didn't exist before. We were nothing before He created us for getting unless for getting the meeting with him and not preparing for that meeting. You see in this dunya when we have an important meeting with some person, right, a webinar, maybe we need to prepare in advance right so that every thing goes smoothly, we put in effort in advance,
because the meeting matters. How much does the meeting with Allah matter to us today? While atakora can Latina sola and be not like those who forgot Allah for unza home anfisa home so he made them forget themselves.
And this is because at times we become distracted, consumed by trivial pursuits in this dunya we forget about the purpose of our existence, even our physical well being sometimes right our family, our friends, our community.
So we're being reminded, be not like those who forgot a lot so he made them forget themselves. Will he go home we'll Fossey upon those are the defiantly disobedient and the reality is that our life is divided into a today or a tomorrow right or tomorrow is based on what we do today. So if we don't remember a lot today, if we don't prepare today for the meeting with him tomorrow,
what are we going to face What will we have in our hands tomorrow? What if tomorrow not so much, but the material
and let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow. Because whatever you put forth today, he will find it tomorrow.
Lie yesterday he was probably not he was probably Jana Noriko are the companions of the Fire on the companions of Paradise, as horrible jannetty homolka is on the companions of Paradise, they are the attainers of success, because they're saved from loss, real loss and they attain the desired goal. real success that's real game.
not equal are the companions of the Fire and the companions of Paradise in their living and their actions and their goals and their methods and their accountability and their eternal abode.
So here are two categories of people are mentioned. And they're not equal.
So the outcome of both is different.
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And then Allah mentions your next lo Anza. Now hodel Khurana Allah jabali la Idaho hace I'm I'm in Hershey, Atilla if we had sat down this Quran upon a mountain, you would have seen it humbled and coming apart from fear of Allah. What they'll call unfollow, not worry boo, harlyn naskila Allah homeopathic guru. And these examples we present to the people that perhaps they will give thought.
glow under nahata honor Allah double if we had sent down this brown upon a mountain, one of the toughest and most stable creations that we observe as human beings on the face of this planet. They seem to be a moveable firm, large. If we had sent down this quote on upon a mountain, Laura Idaho Hoshyar,
he would have seen it humbled, coming apart, coming down, pink demolished,
moto sub, they're coming apart, crumbling to pieces,
you would have seen it humbled and coming apart mean Has she had the law from federal law. So if this is the case with a mountain, which is hard and tough and huge, but if it was able made able to comprehend and understand this Koran it would have crumbled from fear of Allah. What about you and I, what is the state of our hearts when we hear the Quran being recited? Do we soften from within and have humility out of the fear of Allah? Because unlike mountains, we do have the capacity to understand Allah commands and we do have the capacity to comprehend his speech, what to call unfollow, na borivali na sila Allah homeopathic karoun and these examples we present to the people
that perhaps they will give thought they will reflect.
So, when the Quran is understood and reflected upon,
it breaks the person's ego
and uncompromising knifes and uncontrollable desires, not to destroy a person but to improve them to purify them, to detoxify them to strengthen them. So the impact of the Khurana is
That one is able to conquer the the knifes and the character becomes reformed.
The impact of the Quran is upon the thinking process on the character of a person. Because people tend to think too highly of themselves right? So they're made to understand through something that is mighty and strong look at how when the Quran penetrates the heart, how it ends all arrogance and pride can makes a person into a new transformed, enhanced guided person.
And when a person changes his actions for the better in terms of speech dealings and mannerisms, this is a sign that the Quran has truly entered the heart. This person is on the path of obtaining guidance. And as Mr. Schaeffer he said, knowledge is not just what is memorized, but knowledge is what benefits so the one who truly wants to take the Quran What is his state? What is her state? We learn in a Zoomer also verse number 23. But Allah States alone asila XML Hadith, Allah has sent down the best statement kita by mata shabbiha a consistent book
Maharani were in his reiteration, Dr. Sharia rumen hood, you know the lady and I have shown the skins shiver they are from of those who fear their Lord, the metallian Voodoo Apollo boom Isla de karela when their skins on their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah vaniqa hood Allah, that is the guidance of Allah. Yeah, they be he manjusha by which he guides whom He wills. So those who really want this blessing, this guidance, Allah guide them
and Allah continues to guide them.
people react towards hearing the recitation of the Quran or even understanding some amount of the Quran in a variety of ways some people become better, some remain the same, and some become worse because they fall prey to arrogance. Right. A believers approach is sincere. The Quran has a profound impact on the believer. It purifies the believer cleanses the believer teaches the believer to prefer the hereafter over this dunya.
And this can only happen effectively when a believer maintains a strong connection with a law recognizing him recognizing him recognizing who speech the Koran really is.
And this is why knowing the names of a lie so important, right?
And so here in the last few verses of sort of
return of the Most Beautiful Names of Allah, the descriptive names of Allah, Who Allahu Allah de la ilaha illa, who He is Allah, other than whom there is no de team. He is ILA The only Illa worthy of worship, and we are His worshippers.
He has a lot other than whom there is no deity aliwal he was Shahada Knower of the unseen and the witnessed who are rock man or Rahim he is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
We are shown mercy by him, and compassion also in different forms all the time and we're so needy. We are needy of Allah's vast mercy in all conditions in this dunya and in the hereafter. He is Allah other than home there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witness. He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. Who Allahu Allah de la ilaha illa, who he has Allah other than whom there is no deity and Malik, the sovereign who owns everything we are his possession.
He has full of already full power.
I'll put those the extremely poor,
a Salaam, the perfectly sound, the Bestower of safety. And what mean the Bestower of faith, the Bestower of security, Alamo Haman, the overseer, the one who watches over other Aziz the Exalted in Might he ever Almighty, a bomb the compeller the extremely great the restorer
and with the Cabal, the superior
so behind Allah here I'm usually corn Exalted is Allah above whatever the associate with him who on La Jolla call Barry Olmos where He is Allah the Creator, the the originator the inventor, we didn't exist before He created us. He is the fashion or the Bestower of forums he gave us the form we have
the whole asthma old persona, to Him belong the best names u sub B hula, hula,
or whatever is in the heavens on earth is exalting him well well as his or her came and he is the ever Almighty, ever wise.
And hamdulillah the Illa Allah, Allah Akbar, when I heard I went up with a illa Billah
we learned that Abdullah been Miss Earth he said, He who likes to know if he loves Allah, the mighty and majestic
should present himself before the Quran. If he loves the Quran he loves Allah the mighty and majestic because the Quran, it is kalaam Allah azza wa jal. It is the speech of Allah the mighty and majestic, so we need to ask ourselves, do we love the Quran? Do our choices prove that because love is proven through actions and choices.
We also learned that Abubakar and Ray, Abubakar, Allah Joffrey, he writes in his book, The character of the bearers of the Quran
that the one who is really the bearer of the Quran, he reads the Quran to discipline himself according to it, and his concern is, when will I be of those who have Taqwa?
mata akuna mean I'm talking, when will I be of those who are humbly submissive? mata akuna minal koshyari. When will I be of those who are patient mata akuna Minal swabbing When will I abstain from the world eating When will I be able to stay away from too much indulgence in worldly pursuits matter as hadoo for dunya?
When will I restrained myself from temptations? Mata and high enough see Anil Hawa. So we need to ask ourselves when we recite the Quran or when it is recited to us, do we ask ourselves these kinds of questions? Do we introspect this way? May Allah make us of those who are the best of the bearers of the Quran? Allah in the our older becoming, or ill mela young woman albula yascha amin na sila touchbar. Women that Atilla use the jab hula ha, hoo Elia, I seek refuge from knowledge which doesn't benefit from the heart that is not submissive to you, from the soul that does not feel contented and supplication that is not answered, Oh Allah, forgive us for our shortcomings and have
mercy upon us. We ask you to enrich our hearts with Iman and taqwa such that we are amongst those who obtain guidance from the Quran, and are included amongst your most loyal slaves. Will Allah raise us amongst the best of the bearers of the Quran? amin so Caligula morbihan deca Chateau La Ilaha, illa Anta astok heruka to Lake a Santa Monica Mara the light
particle Salaam wa Taala whoever a cat who does Akela Hayden kathira sister Miriam for this very powerful presentation to really remind us to
you know, really take the honor a personal level and really see the Quran is a blessing as a gift from Allah subhana wa tada as a source of guidance, not just in our quote unquote, religious lives, but in all of our lives. To really
make the Quran a source of guidance for ourselves. In our day to day, I asked the last panel thada to make this a reality for all of us. I mean, now a little bit more about the 30 mil call encore some of you have been asking, you know more questions about it. The what makes the 30 mil call on course really unique and different from all other programs out there is the fact that we study the Quran, all the way from pseudo Fatiha to Surah to ness. And when we do that, we actually look at every single word of the Quran, and I want you to show it and I want you to see, the books that we use. This is just one example. And you can see over here, how, just, I'm sure it's not very clear,
but perhaps you can see how you know every word has its meaning right under it. And the purpose is to to, to look at the text of the Quran, and to study every word of the Quran. And by that, know the Quran, such that every time that you come across an ayah of the call on whether you are reading it or you're listening to it instantly you become familiar with it, you are able to understand what the Quran is saying. And don't take my word for it. I would love for you to listen to a student testimonial to hear from our graduates about what they have taken from this course and how this course Alhamdulillah has transformed their lives and their connection with the
that's it I'm already going after the law here but I got to my name is Mario Hanif and looking back at my experience at ohada and completing Dynamo put on. I don't think I've been more appreciative of such an opportunity now than ever before. It's when I'm no longer in that beautiful and sheltered environment in which everyone is remembering Allah and pushing me to become the best version of myself that I value the ability to understand Allah's word even more. You know, it's in these challenging moments when society is pressing a notion that doesn't quite really line with my
values that I can quite literally understand Allah's words and lean on for support. It gives me a sense of confidence and a sense of empowerment, knowing who Allah is, knowing who God is. and that in turn, defines my purpose and gives me a sense of mindfulness and every thought and action and every word that leaves my mouth. And one of the most important takeaways that I would want to shed light on from my experience in completing thermonuclear and is that I will forever be a student of knowledge, right, I will always be on taste of alphabet men, you know, and in that case, that will result in familial and societal improvement as well. You know, when I begin to change myself, to
please Allah, very to please God, that is when everything translates as well. And just a side note, when you complete your daddy macaron journey, and the first formal bond comes around, maybe during or after your journey, just make sure to grab a pencil and write down how you feel because spoiler it's going to be the best experience of your life inshallah.
Does echo Hello, Hayden cathedra I want to thank everybody who was with us today, I asked Allah subhanaw taala to make this you know, gathering really a means of earning more Hassan adds more rewards made this gathering be a source of forgiveness for us and I hope that inshallah all of us have been encouraged to, to up our game to reconnect with the Quran at an even stronger level, in sha Allah, any questions that you may have about the program, you can you can find answers to those, the links have been shared with you. Again, it's an 18 month long program, a full time program for sisters by sisters, in which we study the Quran, word by word, from the beginning, all the way to
the end, as well as some supplementary texts in order to enhance our understanding of the Quran in a very practical, realistic way, where every verse of the Quran is related with your personal life so that you're able to understand it, you're able to really benefit from it and including as well as that, you know, there's so many practical things that are taught so that we are able to practice the put on in our daily lives. So 30 will call on program in a nutshell is really a translating theory into action, that helping us first understand the Quran and then also be able to learn how to practice it in our daily lives. May Allah subhanaw taala make us all among the hamdulillah on the
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