Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Series: Taimiyyah Zubair – Fahm Al-Quran
Juz’ 1: Al-Fatihah – Al-Baqarah 1-141
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
Before we begin anything, it is necessary that we examine our heart, we take a look into our hearts, that what is the state of my heart right now? What is it that I want from this effort of mine? What is it that I have come for? Why have I come here? Why am I going to sit here? Why am I going to spend some time reading the book of Allah? What is the reason? And whenever you have to ask yourself about your intention, what is the intention and you'll feel a little lost? Tell yourself, one called boo moto Ji Hoon Illallah, that the heart is now going to be directed towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is facing its Lord, meaning your Allah, now I'm facing you. I am doing this for you. I am
doing this to attain your pleasure. I'm doing this to draw closer and closer to you will call them otowa Jihoon ilala. So as we sit here, each and every single one of us, let us feel ourselves before the eyes of our Lord, think my lord is watching me right now. As I sit here with his book, my lord is watching me. And hopefully, because I am thinking of him, I am remembering him. He is also making mention of me. I remember him in this gathering. And hopefully my lord is making mention of me in his gathering of the angels, that this servant of mine is sitting amongst others to remember me. And this thought, this realization, it should delight us. It should make us happy. It should make all
our fears and our concerns and our worries go away. Because now I am here for my Lord. This is my time with my Lord. So all my worries, everything else I can put it aside for now and Allah Who will take care of them. Now before we begin formal Quran, the question is what is formal Quran? Why is it that this class has been called formal Koran, fellow Quran basically means the understanding of the Quran. Remember, this is not going to beat the seed of the Quran, we are not going to be going into the detailed explanation of the Quran. Rather, this is just a cloth. This is just a reminder, meaning as we read the meaning of the Quran, we go through the verses we go through the translation,
the objective, the purpose is to remind ourselves so the objective over here is the focus over here is the craw and vicara reminder who is in need of it. Who needs the car
for in vitro 10 feral meaning the reminder benefits the believers, meaning every single believer needs a reminder, which reminder of the words of Allah of Allah message of his advice of his instruction. So this insha Allah is going to benefit to everybody, those who have already studied the entire Quran cover to cover those who are in this journey, and also those who are completely new to this journey. Because every single believer can benefit from the crop, he can benefit from reminder. So inshallah, we'll be focusing on the major themes of the verses, and the major lessons that we can learn from the if we're not going to go into the detailed explanation. Rather, we're
going to be focusing on the lessons on the themes on the major points. And of course, when a person is coming for this reason to remind themselves, then we want to make the most of this effort. Correct? How are we going to do that? How are we going to ensure that as we remind ourselves of the meaning of the Quran, the messages that it contains? How are we going to make sure that we are actually going to benefit from them? What are we going to do to ensure that we don't forget these reminders?
Write them down okay. So how many lessons are you going to write down or how many reflections are you going to write down inshallah we will begin a reflections activity also. However, what I encourage you to do is that from every just note down at least three action points
For every single juice that you listen to, in sha Allah, note down how many action points minimum three. So for example, today we will learn, Allah says, Well kulula nasty Hasina. say to the people good words. Now when you highlight that ayah Alright, what's your pink favorite highlighter? All right, and maybe you draw a heart or something next to it all right, and you write your notes next to it your reflections next to it. What will happen very soon as the book is going to close, we're going to forget about it. So what I want you to do is make a separate Ramadan journal, a separate Ramadan journal, in which you record your Ramadan goals, your Ramadan doras and for every Jews
inshallah, how many action points, three action points minimum. Now it's up to you how much you want, but three is minimum.
Also, remember that when a person learns the Quran,
what does he develop? Essentially, he develops the love of Allah, and the love of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that whoever wants to develop love of Allah and His Messenger than he should read what is in the Mazel Tov, he should read what is in the Quran. So as we will review the Quran, we will come across many beautiful names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So what I want you to do is that as you read through them, make a note of them, highlight them, mark them, so that insha Allah as you reopen your Quran at any point, what do you see the names of Allah subhanaw taala His attributes and also notice the context in which the names of Allah are mentioned. Now, we are doing this, we are inshallah going to be studying one just a day. Why?
What's the intention? What's the goal? What's the purpose? What are we preparing for the month of Ramadan? Because the month of Ramadan is the month of Quran, it is the time when we recite it, when we worship Allah with it, right? It is a time when we act upon it also. And all of this cannot be done effectively. Unless and until we review and we refresh the meaning of the Quran. We may know it really well from before, but what happens after knowing also we forget? So the purpose of this is inshallah to remind ourselves so that our Ramadan is spent in the best worship. Why best worship? Because what do we want from Allah this Ramadan? What's your goal? What are you seeking this
Ramadan? What do you want from this Ramadan?
What do you want? Why are we preparing so much for this month? What's the big deal? This is a time of having our sins forgiven.
This is a time of having our sins forgiven. So inshallah for that, we are definitely going to make darra but we're also going to strive with our actions, we're going to put in some effort also. And for that, we're going to remind ourselves of what Allah tells us in the Quran what we should do, so that we can change ourselves because it is actions also that bring about Allah's forgiveness.
So with this, let us begin, does everybody have almost half in front of them? translation of the Quran in front of them, okay, I have zero copies left over here, but at hamdulillah we do have it up on the screen. So those of you who don't have it inshallah, you can follow along with the screen, inshallah.
In Alhamdulillah, he necessary new who want to start Pharaoh who want to be Himanshu Ruri and fusina Maja de la who follow Mobley lella woman Yo, Lil fella Howdy, Ella. What a shadow Allah ilaha illa Allah, what a shadow under Mohammed and Abdullah who was Sulu
Subhana Allah He won hamdu lillahi wa inna ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar when a how wanna wanna quwata illa Billah Hello Arlene, Arlene. These words sapan Allah, perfect is Allah when hamdulillah all praise and thanks is for Allah. When Allah in the law, there is no god worthy of worship but Allah, wa Allahu Akbar, and Allah is the Greatest one, how La quwata illa Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Aleem, and there is no power and no mic except with Allah, the Exalted the great. These words, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about them, that saying these words is more beloved to me, than anything upon which the sun rises me
These words are more beloved to the Sunni Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam than anything on this earth, all of its treasures, and all of its valuable combined. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam loved the words of Allah praise more than anything else. And with this, we beg Allah, that Oh Allah, you also grant us the love of these words, make us amongst those who remember you happily, who read your book, your canal willingly and wholeheartedly. The Quran is the book of Allah, the Book of Allah that has been sent for the guidance of all people. And in order to receive guidance from this book, it is necessary that we reflect upon this book, Allah says in the Quran, Allah tada barudan Quran,
will they not reflect on the Quran? Meaning they should reflect on the Quran, what is preventing them, they must reflect on the Quran so that they can increase in their guidance and reflection upon the Quran is not something that is difficult to do. It might seem like a daunting task one just a day, but it is not something difficult to do. Why? Because Allah has made the Quran easy for guidance, what are called the Asana, Asana, lithic. Certainly, we have made the Quran easy for remembrance. And the fact is that why should we not reflect on the Quran? Why should we not study it? Why should we not ponder upon its meanings when this Quran is that which guides us to the best
way to the most correct way? Allah says in the huddle Quran, yeah, the Lotty here. Indeed, this Koran guides to that which is most suitable, that which is most proper, meaning after reading and understanding the book of Allah, you will find the most correct and best way of living your life, but not just that way, your best meaning. And this plan also gives good news to believers, which believers and levena meluna slyly had those who do righteous deeds anila home agilon Kabira that indeed for them is a great reward, meaning those who act upon this book, those who learn this book and act upon it, then for them a lot of promises, a great a great reward. Therefore, studying this
book, and exerting any kind of effort for this purpose, and bearing any form of hardship in order to better understand the book of Allah, any kind of effort for this book, especially with respect to reflecting upon it. All of this effort is in fact a means of acquiring agilon Kabira This is our effort to attain the great reward that Allah has promised His servants. Therefore, let us sit here with this intention, with this goal with this hope and this desire. And there are that Allah grants us through this effort of hours, or even more
beneficial knowledge, and then the ability to perform our most solid, righteous deeds so that we can attain agilon Kabira a great reward. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent us this book through his messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet of Allah, He fulfilled his duty in delivering this message. We're all here Allah had the Quran, Leon Veera combi woman, Bala, this Quran, Allah has revealed to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that he may warn you there by meaning us thereby and also whomsoever this Koran reaches meeting this Quran is a warning for all of mankind. And when this is a warning, this means that its messages must be taken seriously, its
contents must be taken seriously. Let us therefore observe seriousness in the study of this book, and let us study this book with the fear of Allah. This session is not for the purpose of amusement, it is not for the purpose of entertainment, it is not for the purpose of amusing ourselves, have something to laugh with? No, this session is for the purpose of spending some time with the book of Allah. And the book of Allah is indeed the Kalam of Allah. It is indeed the speech of Allah, and we have to give it it's how it is serious color, and we must observe seriousness in listening to the book of Allah.
reading the book of Allah, and then learning from the book of Allah. And once we do learn it, then remember, we also have the obligation of conveying this message forward. We also have this obligation to convey its beautiful messages to the rest of the people. Because Allah says Heather Bella holiness, this book is a notification. It is a clarification. It's a message for all people, while when it will be so that they may be warned through it. They may be informed about the impending doom, they may be warned about their result about the Day of Judgment, had a ban on him ness. Allah says this hold on is a clarification for people had a bizarre Iranian ness. This is
enlightenment for people. This is what brings us out of darkness into light or another subtlety. Mr. keema. This are on is that which guides us to the right way. And those people who mold their lives according to this book, then this Koran testifies that it will certainly be a means of guidance for them. It will certainly be a cure for them. a cure for their hearts. Ooh, La La Vina Amano. hodan was Shiva. This Koran is a guide and a cure for people who believe 100 zero minako Anima Hua Shiva on wahama. To limit meaning this neuron, we have revealed it as a cure and as a mercy for the believers. And those people who approach this book with some other intention, who are not seeking
guidance from this book, who are not seeking the cure that this book offers, then this Koran, it does not become a means of guidance for them. Allah says in melodien, la mina ba Attila. Indeed, those people who do not believe in the verses of Allah, ley de whom Allah, Allah does not guide them. Even if the Quran comes before them. They do not receive guidance from the Quran, wanna Hamada Aleem and for them as a painful punishment. So those who leave the book of Allah and those who try to attain guidance from something other than the book of Allah, they shall never ever attain guidance, lay the human law, they shall never be rightly guided. We are all in need of guidance, we
are all in need of instruction, we are all in need of direction, to the way of Allah's pleasure. And this direction. This guidance can only be found in that which has come from Allah, in the book of Allah. And those who leave this book, what are they up and leave for them as a painful punishment, and the messenger Salallahu alaihe salam will also testify against those who abandoned the book.
What kind of rasuluh and the messenger will complain era be Oh, my lord in cometa. How to handle Khurana Matura. Indeed, my people abandoned this spot on.
May Allah make us of those who are
not of those who are hedged on Quran who leave the Quran. So with this intention and goal, let us begin the Quran with Surah Fatiha.
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah has not revealed in the Torah, nor in the Injeel any surah like the mother of the book, like Oman, kita, which is similar to Fatiha and that is the seven after repeated verses, meaning those verses which are repeated over and over again, there is no surah like this in the entire thought in the entire Injeel. And Allah says that this surah is divided between myself and my servant, and my servant shall have what he asks for
Because this surah is a Dora, it is a prayer in which we pray to Allah. While we praise Him, we glorify Him, we also make dua to Allah. We also ask him for guidance. And this sutra is the best surah it is the most superior portion of the Quran. Once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was on a journey when a man came to him, and he said that the prophets of Allah sent them turn towards him and said, should I not inform you of the best part of the Quran, the Bible, the most superior portion of the Quran, and he recited sudo tal Fatiha to him. So sudo Fatiha is the best portion of the Quran. And this is why we recite the surah in every locker of every prayer without the
recitation of the surah Salah is invalid What is the meaning of the surah? Let us understand, Let us review let us refresh its meaning its message let us reflect on it so that we can also improve our prayers and perform them with excellence. Our older Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. I seek refuge with ALLAH, I seek His protection against the shaitan who was the occur First, let us give ourselves in a loss protection. Why? Because when a person goes in the way of Allah, then shavon attacks him most at that time. Therefore, seek refuge with ALLAH, not just me, you as well say, ooh, Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim.
O Allah, we give ourselves in your protection, save us from shaitan from all of the sheltering, whether they are from among men or from among jinn, whoever they may be, whatever they may be those who stopped me from your book, anyone who stops me from coming closer to you from reflecting on your book, those who create obstacles for me in this cause, and make me think that the scars is unimportant, that reflecting on the book of Allah is something that is unnecessary. We surrender ourselves. We give ourselves in a loss protection that Allah protect us from them. Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, In the name of Allah, be Entirely Merciful, be Especially Merciful. It is a law's
mercy that he has revealed this book for us of man. I'm the man on the Most Merciful, who taught the Quran. Allah is All Merciful, and His mercy is ever manifest around us. Anywhere you see, you see the signs of His mercy, but his greatest Mercy is revealed through the score on Allah has shown mercy to us at this moment, that He has given us the ability to sit with his book,
to sit with his book that he has yet again, joined us with his book, despite our shortcomings, despite our sins, he has honored us with his book, that right now we sit before his book in order to read it in order to understand it. Therefore, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen All praise is due to Allah, Who is the Lord of the worlds ultimate, absolute praise is for him. For Allah, not for anyone else, not for me, not for you, not for any king of this world or anyone else, not for the glitters of this world. The things that we are impressed with the things that we are in love with the things that occupy our hearts, no praise is for the maker. Praise is for the creator of all of this, that
the Lord of all the worlds, the Lord of us all those who believe in Him, and also those who do not believe in him. But he is especially the Lord the nourisher of those who do believe in Him because He provides them with he man. He provides them with beneficial knowledge. He provides them with the opportunity to do righteous deeds. He provides them with his recognition with his nearness, He is the Lord the nourisher who has given us this book for the nourishment of our hearts Rahmani Raheem the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, repeatedly, merciful, eternally merciful. Again, His mercy is mentioned. A man once came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with his child and he
began to hug his child he began to show love to his child and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, do you show mercy towards him? The man said yes, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah is more merciful towards you.
than you are two words this child for Allah is a hammer Rahimi, the Most Merciful of those who showed mercy, Maliki Omid Deen, Sovereign of the Day of Recompense the day of judgment when he will hold the earth and roll up the skies in his hand. And he will say, Anil Malik, I am the king. And you know, Monaco, where are the kings of the earth? He is the Malik the king, the master, the Sovereign of that day in this Surah Surah Fatiha we are taught the etiquette of making law. We are taught how we should ask Allah, the first step is to praise Allah. Once a man came to the masjid, he performed the Salah, and then he made the call and when he made the law that man said, Oh Allah,
forgive me and have mercy on me. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Oh worshiper, you have rushed. You have been hasty when you perform salah and then said, then first praise Allah with that which he is deserving of. Then send Salat upon me, and then call upon Allah. So here instead of the fatty how we are taught, first, we praise Allah, we praise him with his names with his attributes with his grandness, and then we ask him, we ask him, we beg him a year cannot boo, what a kindness 13 Oh Allah, it is you who we worship and You alone, that we ask for help. We are Your servants or Allah and for your worship, Allah, we need your help. We cannot fast without your help.
We cannot speak the truth without your help. We cannot stand in prayer without your help. iya cannot boo. You alone, we worship you alone, we desire to worship, but you alone, your help it is that we need. Therefore, in a sit off almost Hakim guide us er Allah Guide us to the straight path. The reality is that until a person does not find right guidance, he is in extreme danger. Because if he goes along on the path of misguidance, then the end is very ugly. Because the Day of Judgment is not an ordinary day. It is a very hard, a very difficult day. It is the day of account the day of hisab The Day of Recompense. And in order to be successful that day, it is essential that a person knows
now what is right and what is wrong. It is essential that a person be able to differentiate now between what is good and what is bad. This is why the most important draw is the draw of guidance. The draw that Allah teaches us here in the very opening of the book in a certain Mr. Cream, Oh Allah guide us to the right path, so that ultimately we can be successful. What kind of a day is the day of judgment? Are the loving owners reported that I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying that Allah will gather his slaves, unclothed uncircumcised, Bookman, the companions asked what is meant by bowing, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, they will have nothing with them,
meaning people will come on that day, empty handed,
empty handed, they will be called by a voice that is heard from afar saying, I am the king. None of the people of Jenna will enter Jana, while any of the people of the fire are seeking Him for some injustice that he did to him. And none of the people in the fire will enter the fire while any of the people of genda are seeking Him for an injustice that he did to him.
In another version, we learned that Allah will say I will avenge him for a slap even meaning if a person slept and other than justice will take place on that day. The people asked the Prophet salallahu Salam How will that be when we will come to a law naked unclothed, bottom empty handed? How will we make up that day? How will we pay each other off that day? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, this applies to good actions and evil actions, meaning that day justice will be established through the deeds that the people have brought. So any person who we have wronged in any way, whether they know or they do not know, we must seek their forgiveness. Because until this revenge is
established, a person is not getting to his destination. Many times we take these matters lightly, and we think that everything will be fine on the Day of Judgment. No, we must make amends over here, or we have to be ready to give up the heart.
earned good deeds on that day, think before wronging any person, any person think and if it has been done already, then seek their forgiveness. This is why it is essential to know what is permissible what is impermissible, what is it that Allah allows and what is it that he does not allow? What is beneficial, what is harmful? And this is why we ask Allah if innocent author must guide us to the right way and the right way, where is it found in the book of Allah and this is why we are here. So that all can Latina Anantara lay him the back of those upon whom You have restored favor. Who are they, the prophets, the truthful, the righteous, the martyrs laden moldoveanu lay him wanna burn
lien, not of those who have evoked your anger or Allah. We don't want the way of those people with whom you were angry, nor of those who went astray. This is our draw to Allah, that Allah grant us guidance. Keep us firm up on guidance until our very last breath and after this sutra, after this thorough Surah Al Baqarah