How Was The Quran Compiled & Who Is It For
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One of the common misconceptions that many Muslims have is that the order of the chapters in the Koran is not part of the revelation itself. I've heard Muslim say that the Koran is arranged from longest Surah to shortest. That's not true. For example, solo to Antheil is shorter than Surah Toba which comes directly after it's and there are many other similar examples. I've heard other Muslims say that the companions were the ones who put the chapters of the Koran in the order that we find that today in the must have. Also not true. The Companions may Allah be pleased with them did collect the Koran into one single written documents. That is true, but that does not mean that they
decided where to put the chapters. The order of the chapters in the Quran is divinely revealed from Allah azza wa jal to the Prophet Allah He said out to us, via Angel Jibreel Allah He said, and we have Hadith to prove this film or Schneider, via snail and Hassanal newsman in the last Poliquin to our Endora Sula, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam jerris and Chaka Serbia sabe buffer Ito muscle wobba who had to CAD Canada and your zip are who will be out of the corridor through Masha sabe Vasari he Takada attorney Jabri rally he said for Mr. Ronnie and Alba AHA the hill we had a mole there minimum ha the surah in Allah hayyat mobile alleyways anyway each quarter Bowie and her annual fascia it
wasn't very well volley era the commoner Allah come to the Quran, the Hadith on Earth man in the in the class was that was he was with the Prophet Allah He set out to a Sudan they were together when angels have realized he said I'm came with revelation from the Quran. Once the revelation was given the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, Gibreel just came to me and told me to put this verse in this location in this chapter. If the order of the chapters is part of the revelation, this makes all of tillbaka especially important, it's not at the beginning, just because it's the longest. It's not at the beginning, just because someone came along later and decided to put it there. Allah azza wa jal
told the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to put Salah baccarat right at the beginning right after Surah Al Fatiha after we read surah Al Fatiha the first thing that Allah wants us to consider are the lessons in Surah Al Baqarah. One of the first lessons that we find after the disjointed letters Alif Lam meme is a comment on knowledge and being convinced. Allah azza wa jal says Valley Kalki taboo loughrea Buffy hood allele mucha teen. This is the Book about which there is no doubt a guidance for those who have Taqwa. Allah azza wa jal says that there are no doubts about this book and that this book contains guidance by telling us that there are no doubts about it. Allah azza wa
jal is trying to reassure us. Allah subhanho wa Taala recognizes recognises that before you can believe in something you have to be convinced the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses us in the Koran acknowledges this reality in the Quran. How many times does Allah subhanaw taala say, Well, you have to believe because I said so. The vast majority of the time Allah subhanaw taala is trying to convince you he is giving you proof. He's reasoning with you He's appealing to your intellect and to your experience Allah says in the healthy somehow wealthy well I'll do it laughing lady wanna hurry is in the oil Bob. Olivia and he has Quran Allah have piano
you know be him. We are perfect Karuna thief, okay, so now as he was robbing conductor had a belt. So the Hanoch token other than now, indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day are Signs for those who understand those who remember Allah when they're standing, when they're sitting, when they're laying on their sides, and think about the creation of the heavens and the earth. They say, Our Lord, you did not make all of this in vain. Exalted are you. So protect us from the punishment of the fire, the obedience, the motivation to be saved from the fire in this verse comes at the end. First, you have to be convinced. Look at the
signs. Think about them with an open mind, you will conclude that everything that exists cannot be for nothing. It can't be random. Then you will submit to Allah subhana wa Tada there
then you will ask for his protection, because now you've been convinced. Now we have a thing in the Muslim community. And many communities of faith have this to where we get nervous. If one of us isn't convinced, especially if it's our children, they come to you with their doubts. They come to you with their questions, and maybe they have a doubt about one very specific detail. Or maybe they have doubts about the whole thing. And we get so nervous and scared that we don't want to deal with it. We just want it to go away. We just try to shut it down. Don't ask questions like that. You have to trust the law.
The person in doubt is trying to figure out why they should trust the law. And you're telling them to trust him when they haven't been convinced yet. It doesn't work. And the person who has doubts you share, you share some of the responsibility if you have these doubts to put in the work. You can't just sit with your questions and never ask anyone. Or never look into anything and you expect that your doubt is going to magically evaporate into thin air or go away. No, your faith is going to come from somewhere you have to put in the work. Find someone trustworthy find someone who can answer your questions. Once you are convinced, then you are ready for the next concept that Allah
azza wa jal introduces at the beginning of the surah. He says that the Quran has guidance not for everybody. But for the 15 those with Taqwa. Then Allah azza wa jal immediately starts to tell us what a person of Taqwa is like. Alladhina you don't mean wanna belabor those who believe in the unseen. It all starts with the unseen before the Koran before believing in the pillars of faith, Allah says first, believe in the unseen because the afterlife is part of the unseen. And the afterlife is about accountability, if there is no unseen if this world is only what you can touch and you can see and you can smell and taste, then there's no reason to do the right thing when you
don't benefit from it in some way. Only someone who believes in eternal consequences from a perfect God will be able to do the right thing in those hard situations. Allah subhanaw taala continues describing the person of Taqwa where you Ki Moon a sauna, and they established the prayer. Prayer is your pathway of communication with your Creator. And it's the most important way to show that you're grateful that you're grateful for every single thing that he provides to you. Allah azza wa jal doesn't merely say to perform the prayer he doesn't say to do the prayer he says to establish the prayer, meaning make it a central part of your life.
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In order to be able to give in a meaningful way you first need to realize that what you give isn't really yours to begin with. It belongs to Allah subhanahu wata either not you, which is why Allah subhanaw taala phrased this verse the way that he did. While Mima rose up on our home he puts it first out of what We have given you. You don't feel Kuhn is spend.
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the Hereafter certain faith in the hereafter in the afterlife is the foundation of all righteousness and piety. If somebody is in doubt about the afterlife, they won't find the motivation necessary to refrain from what Allah says is haram nor will they find the motivation to fulfill their obligations for what Allah subhana says they have to do without Iike Allah who then met Robbie him what hola Iike former Napoli home those are upon guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are successful