Connecting With The Qur’an

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Someone Donald Barack to you and to all of our audience we're observing

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a lot it's going so quickly, so quickly. And although we're halfway already, Panama Malaga bless our time in Sharla and make the best of Ramadan. What's coming for us inshallah. Inshallah inshallah. So we have a few questions coming your way Insha Allah we have a few exciting questions coming through just before we do so everybody who is watching if you have any questions that you'd like to ask shareholders Amanda Dean at the very end, feel free to comment your questions below and inshallah we'll get to them shortly in sha Allah so the first question that we'd like to ask you, as a part of charity right Australia, is Subhanallah the month of Ramadan is predominantly about the Quran. And

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so how can we overcome the struggle of not feeling connected to the Quran? Now?

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By Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while early he was sabe women who Allah, Allah My Allah Melinda, young, Malian founder, when finally the man named Anna was ignited man in canto Samuel Korea. Mooji Mashallah.

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So first of all, welcome to everybody in Charlotte's, it's an absolute

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privilege and honor to be here Hamdulillah. And I asked about Allah to make whatever we share tonight, you know, something of benefit for all of us and I asked a little did it really, you know, helps us to increase our Eman and improve our connection with the Quran in sha Allah.

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So first of all, we're talking about overcoming the struggle of not feeling connected, you know,

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this is a very common problem for a lot of people.

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You know, and one of the reasons why we have to realize is that a lot of people are not, you know, really used to focusing on the Quran throughout the year.

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So that's why when, when Ramadan comes, and they suddenly supposed to spend all this time with the Quran, you know, it can be quite difficult for a lot of people, and I don't know how to, you know, get the most out of it.

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Now, like, hamdullah, like, I've got a lot of students, you know, I teach Quran too. And, you know, a lot of them are, you know, most of you are non Arabic speaking, sisters. And, in fact, some of them are actually reverse as well, right. But what I found is that, you know, because they tend to, you know, consistent class or, yeah,

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that, and because, you know, they've moved forward in the Quran journey over that year, right.

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And they find that they're able to recite, you know, correctly according to the rules of Ted reads. And you know, they've learned the tafsir of the A, yet they've taken Subhanallah, like I even asked, actually asked them before the session, just also get some more feedback from them. And, you know, they're saying that, like, they can't explain the joy that they feel, you know, in having the ability to be able to recite the Quran the way you know, of course, not perfect, but they're on that path, you know, and they're getting so much more out of reciting the Quran, in their prayers and outside of their prayers, you know, this Ramadan compared to how it was in the past. So that's what

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I'm saying that you know, those who have that consistent relationship, you know, with the Quran, you know, they really do get a great sense of joy when they come to reciting the Quran especially in the month of Ramadan because they can see that progress that's that's been made over the year right? And really the way I can describe you know, coming to Ramadan for those who aren't you know, inshallah Malachy are steadfast, you know,

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you know, from those who are like, you know, they live with the crime normally, it's sort of like, is if you've been brought to some pastures and you're being lit to you know, you're set free to graze, you know, to your heart's desire kind of thing in Ramadan, you don't I mean, and I asked a lot of talent that, you know, everyone can, you know, reach that level inshallah and their relationship with the Quran, especially in Ramadan is is a beautiful, sweet feeling. And I asked Allah to, you know, help to increase that for all of us, inshallah.

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So, I think, you know, the first thing we need to, you know, reflect upon, if we are struggling with that connection with the Quran Ramadan, just simply ask yourself, honestly, you know, what our relationship is like, with the Quran outside of Ramadan, because that does play a very big factor. Right. But like, that's the long term goal here. But I want to talk tonight a little, a little bit about some short term goals that we call, you know, short term, short term things that we can do to help, you know, hopefully get a greater connection now for this Ramadan that we're in now. Okay. So, one of the reasons why, you know, many people are unable to, you know, taste that sweetness of

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reciting the Quran.

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Often, it can be due to, like, our hearts get hard to write our life, life is tough, and we get exposed to so many different things. And over the course of the year, you know, we're so involved with our lives that busy we're just, we're not really focused on alone the alcohol like no matter who we are, right, when it's just the way life is today. It's a very busy life, right? So your heart gets hardened over the course of the year, right? And especially if you're not used to reciting a lot

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Got on them, it's gonna be you're gonna be in a worse state by the time I'm done comes around, right? So, yeah, so we have to realize that you know, like sometimes it's certain sins we've done if we if we reflect on our lives we might see that there's certain sins we've been doing.

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Having bad feelings towards others having too much love for dunya you know all that it can block the heart from from being able to you know, really come to the Quran right? That's why a lot done in the Quran. He says us Allah gets a dead but who know Quran, a minor Peruvian upset to her, right? Don't they ponder over the Quran? Or are they like shackles on their hearts?

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Right, so this is showing you that like those shackles can cause blockages in you being able to really get the most out of the Quran. And this is exactly what was meant even our friend, he said no to hurt or Rabona man should be and I mean, qalam Europeana like that if our hearts were really pure, we would never get enough from reciting the Quran. Like we wouldn't get a stop, you know what I mean?

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So, you find that if you find that you quickly get tired from you know, reciting the Quran it's important to reflect upon what could be the cause there could be some other external factors that's, that's causing that for you right? And this is why I often will advise people before coming to the recite the Quran, just sit quietly for a few moments you know, say stuff for the last few times. Before you recite you know, even make to iron ask Allah Ya Allah take, you know, these bad feelings out of my heart, take these burdens out of my heart, you know, maybe even make Toba. If you can think about a specific sin you've done, you know, make total loss of Kuntala ask Allah to, you know,

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forgive you for your past. Because, you know, and you know, take anything that's blocking you from coming to the Quran, you know, away from you, right? Until you feel that your your heart is more receptive towards Allah subhanaw taala. Right. So this is this is a short term thing that everybody can do now. Right?

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A second thing is having the mind the mic, the right mindset, when it comes to reciting the Quran, that's also very important. Okay. Now one of the advices that you know, Imam even will bring in Rahim Allah He gives is that, you know, in order to truly benefit from the Quran, if we wouldn't really benefit from the Quran, then you first need to empty your heart from, you know, all of the problems and worries of your dunya luck, you know, how we all are, we're always thinking about things of the past things we have to do, we're just, our minds fight very hard to take a rest in this day and age, you know, we're just so overburdened with so many things, we just really need to

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just, you know, put a pause on our life and just empty everything, put it on the side. And so this is my time now for Quran is my time to be close to Allah through the Quran, you know.

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And then, you know, mindfully say, I will be learning the shaytaan Rajiv, right, because, like, we often say that we don't really we're not doing it mindfully, not we're not really seeking refuge with ALLAH, you know, mindfully from the shaytaan, you know, so try to do that as well. And then the next step is to focus your full attention and heart on the words that you're reciting. You know, and remind yourself very importantly, remind yourself this, this is Allahu Taala they speaking to you with these words, right? And these words, if they were to be revealed upon a mountain made of stones, that it would have caused that mountain to crumble, due to the power and heaviness of these

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words, right? So when you think about that, then why isn't it causing your heart to soften? You know, that means it's not, it's not the Quran, it's your heart, you know, I'm trying to say this, or I'm trying to say anything it could, that just that thought will make you cry, but what's wrong with me that I don't feel that you don't get, I'm trying to stay this very good way to break yourself down to sort of ready for the Quran. Right?

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And then another thing is, you know, to make you make yourself realize your need for the Quran, right? Because the Quran is, it is literally your lifeline to Allah subhanaw taala. And every word verse that you are reciting is, you know, washing your heart from all of the embroidery, all the diseases of the heart, the hardness, it's washing your heart, you know.

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And one of the mistakes a lot of people make, you know, when it comes to reciting the Quran is they tend to recite the Quran, with their eyes, right and then focus on the letters of the Tedrick which of course, it's important to focus on Yamaha rich, you know, and now, I'll teach read, but what you also need to be doing is to try to teach yourself you know, to read with the eyes of your heart, not just the eyes, in your head, but to read with the eyes on your heart, get on to say

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you know, if you look at what Allah will tell in the Quran, you know, he says, he says, Yeah, you went NAS, but the Eskimo or you go to me

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won't be calm what she felt will Lemass is soluti Wahoo the water met will limit meaning, right? So allow dialysis. Oh people very there has come to an admonition from your Lord. And it's a healing and issue fat. For those for what? For whatever's in the hearts and it's a guidance and a Rama for the minion, right mercy for the believers. So Allahu Taala in this verse, He's telling us that you know, the Quran is a must and what minion so then make yourself feel how much you're in need for the Rama of Allahu Taala when you recite the Quran, you know, you know, he's telling us this Quran is this You fat it's a healing you know, whatever you have in your heart is this a lot can mend the

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paints a lot can mend the sadnesses, you know what I mean? So it's it, there's if you forget your need for that healing.

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It's a guidance like who's not in need for the guidance of Allah. Right. So that's why you know, when you read the Quran, yes, you read it for the rewards right. But read it in order to like increase your your pain and your Eman. You know, read the Quran so that you know for with the intention that it will be a normal for you in this life, right i likes you in this life to show you the way I like for you in your grades or like for you upon the Surat

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and read it so that you'll be protected from Donado right. And also that it's a comfort for you in times of of hardness and said and said sorry, hardships and sadness, right. And this is why even from the eyes of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he used to say Allama Indian as an okay, Luca antigen and Tegile Quran Roby Appleby, like your Allah I asked you to make the Quran, like the spring of my heart, when Nora Saudi and the lights of my chest, would you laugh with me, you know, and the remover of my my sadness, whether her behind me, and you know, you know, that relieves my, my, my all my problems.

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So we have to realize that in order to truly connect with the Quran, it's really important that you have the right mindset to begin with. Okay, so that's the second main point that I'm speaking about today. Right. And then the next thing, the next thing, the last point, then the last main point for this part of, you know, speaking about,

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you know, to get that connection, how to get that connection with the Quran, right, is just take time to reflect upon the lessons that you can take away from whatever verses you're reading, like, we have to realize that every single AR is full of lessons that we need to take from, you know, messages from Allah to Allah. So and that's why actually, if you don't understand a yet, then it's really important you do remember the translation, like, if you're understanding Arabic, then it's better to read with the art with the English next to it, or whatever your language is, you know, because one thing I can definitely say, you know, someone who's gone through the journey of you

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know, starting out from not understanding even one word of what I was reading, right?

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There's no doubt that when you have a better understanding of Arabic, that there's a huge difference on the impact that the Quran has on your heart.

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When you have an understanding of Arabic or a greater understanding Arabic In comparison, when you're reading from the English translation, like it's a huge difference. I mean, the way it is, I say to them, like, you know, when you hit Allahu Akbar, what impact does that have on you, in comparison to saying Allah is the Greatest? Yeah, it's completely huge. If you are then in English, what impact would it same thing with a crime? No, I'm trying to say, yeah, so this is this is one of the main reasons we when we sit at the hotbar, when they would recite the Quran, they would go past nonino plus one AR and they overcome with tears, because not only did they have a deep understanding

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of the Arabic language, they understood the Tafseer and everything, you know what I mean? So you can stand that you know,

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but the thing is, even if you can only understand even if you can only read English,

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we need to realize the lessons and the messages of the Quran is still there. You know, we can still take from the lessons and that's why what you do in sha Allah, the best way is, as you're reading, keep asking yourself, What is Allah reflect and ask you to What is Allah teaching me in this day? What does Allah want from me from this AI? Right? How can I act upon this AI?

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And this is why I always ask a lot. You know, tell people advise them that what you do before you recite is even make dua and ask Allah to ALLAH to open your heart and guide you to understanding what you need to take from these verses. Even if you've got a problem and you're trying to work out what to do. Just sit down, start reciting that beforehand, ask Allah Ya Allah, I'm looking for the answer this problem. So your Lord, guide me through these verses I'm going to read get on and you'll find Subhan Allah, Allah will guide you that we something that Allah will bring to you and you'll feel peace and you'll you'll get like some sort of answer in a way that it's funny.

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stainable right? Yeah.

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So just generally when you read the Quran, put this in your mind that either along Tyler is teaching about himself, so you can feel closer to him. You know, he's Samia. He's bossy, you know, his alleles are weak, you know, like, he's beautiful names, he's attributes, everything about Allah in the Quran, right? Or his teaching about his signs. So you can know his Greatness and powers. He's reflecting upon the heavens and the earth and the creations you know, that's all supposed to make you think and reflect and get close to Allah to realizing his power right? Or is teaching you your deen? How to how to worship Allah?

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What you need to do to reach Jana? What are the deeds that lead to Jana? What are the deeds that you need to stay away from? So you don't go to the Hellfire Club and mail protect us? Or he's teaching you about the afterlife, the character of the what mean? You know, or the character of the Manasa pain that the hypocritical the disbelievers that we want to avoid those characteristics, right? Or he's strengthening your heart by reminding you of the stories

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of the struggles, you know that you know, the prophets and messengers, messengers went through. So there's, that's the message that's the kind of messages that a lot of that's trying to give you in the Quran. So that's in a nutshell, that's in a nutshell.

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Some quick ways that we can start to implement from today, you know, no matter what our level of Quran is right now, but we can start implementing that from today inshallah. Inshallah so we've you've pretty much outlines the importance of the Quran in general. So if we were to specify it for just the month of Ramadan, what would you say would be the main objective of reading Quran and understanding the Quran within the month of Ramadan? Yeah, yeah, exactly. Yeah. Subhan Allah so, like, okay, so we all know very well that Allahu Taala you know mentioned and should have been put on that show hold on Madonna lady on Zillow fee Hill Quran woodenly Nancy what they You naughty,

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Amina, who they will fund right so he says that the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran is was revealed. And it's a guidance to mankind and you know, it's evidences of you know, guidance and you know, the criteria in between the, you know, the the truth and the bottom, you know, the truth and the falsehood, right. So, and also we know that Gibreel Alister lamb used to always revise the Quran with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in the month of Ramadan. So we know that from the greatest actions that we need to focus on, you know, doing in the month of Ramadan, is to turn wholeheartedly towards the Quran, right? Spending time as much as we can reciting it, trying to

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understand its meanings.

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But what happens to a lot of people is they lose sight of the main objective for why we are focusing so much on the Quran Ramadan.

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So some people, you might find them that they're just like forcing themselves to, you know, complete a hook or hotma for example, like, you know, complete the whole recitation. Yeah, and actually feeling really bored. Like, especially, I think it's a good topic to speak about this time of the month, because some people say that Ramadan Yeah, I'm gonna read the Quran, you know, and then it's like, by day 10, because I'm not used to it. It's like, yeah,

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you know, and so Subhan Allah, you find that they feel a bit bored by now, you know, what I mean? And they, they feel like they're not really getting anything out of it.

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So, we have to realize, you know, dear sisters and brothers that, you know, the main objective of reciting the Quran or having such focus on the Quran, and this month, is still at that research recitation, you know, brings you closer to Allah subhanaw taala. Right. And the other thing is that it has an impact on you, right, both internally and externally, that's what you should be seeing this through you coming to the ground, like the way we just mentioned before, in that sincere way really seeking you know, everything through the Quran, you're seeking Allah through the Quran, this is what will have an impact on you, internally and externally so.

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So one thing I you know, suggest as well is rather than for like, some people may be very happy doing a hotma and mellow with them, but other people like it depends on your level where you are, you know, like, if some sister is not very confident, you know, for example, in in reciting the Arabic like she might be better off just reading to them every day. That might be all she can do. You know, and I know for myself, I when I first started out like I had different goals, I set different goals, each Ramadan for myself, but when I set those goals, it really gave me I get joy out of it, because I've got this certain goal and I just stick to that goal. Of course, you don't

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make a goal that's too hard for yourself. You make something achievable, you know, and even if you don't 100% Do it. It doesn't matter because you tried your best you know, you had the intention. But that's what helps if you have some sort of goal right so it could be like this Ramadan, I'm the recite the Hudson. Bacara for example, right? Yeah. Now another

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Think that's helping a lot of sisters this Ramadan Alhamdulillah is you know you've probably heard about the Korea

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yeah and a lot of sisters have been feeling a really renewed connection with the Quran you know through hearing the recitation of female recite is and you know you can that's that is something that you know I could recommend for a lot of people if they don't know how to read Arabic well or anything you know use it to help you to recite you know you can listen to it of course but you can also use it to help you to recite you know, if you're not good at reciting use it as a tool. You know, that's something else can really help people right now.

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For those who don't know much about your app, where can they go to find more information on my app? Well, a

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special I do have. Yeah, I did share my presentation on the app like I've got, I tried to put all the parts of the Quran that beginners particularly need so like students who casts Jews Amma, you know all those, you know, adequacies sort of Fatiha. Although very important.

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Certainly, yes. In all the ones that people who are beginners they really want to, you know,

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where did it go? That's a good question. You just go to Korea, like maybe someone can put it in the comments.

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But yeah, that I think has helped a lot.

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I can't explain it for some people it's been groundbreaking for a lot of people like it's everyone's gonna be different but a lot of sisters like I'm in my prime classes even that they will just like they'll just like so happy you know, I mean, humbling for me, because I tell them like okay, well you've got design now you can go and you can go and listen to that now.

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So yeah, you got no excuses. I tell him Yeah. But look so what I'm going to get back to I was gonna say so yes, we're talking about how the Quran

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you know, what you should be getting out of the Quran that objective they should be getting out of the Quran, right? Is that we want you know, what we hope to get out of the Quran in this month is that we experienced change within ourselves. And you know, in our character in our outward actions like there should be some impact of restarting that product such as recite, recite, recite, and we just did exactly the same as what we were before Ramadan began, you know, I mean, so this is another thing is assisting us like the fasting is assisting us. But the Quran as well is also assisting us. Right?

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So when you're reciting the Quran, you have to realize what is the Quran do like the Quran fills your heart with a Peter, you know, he did truly fills your heart with Peter right? It fills your heart with tawakkul you know, it fills your heart with you know, having Rajat you know hope in a line hoping that Jana and personal Vaughn and having love for Allah and, you know, being grateful to Allah subhana, Allah patience, all of these different things that that the Quran is doing as you're reciting and reflecting upon the verses, right? And then from that impact it's having on your internal state, then you start to see changes in your external state. So like, if you look at what

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Aisha said about the prophets that are longer, Sam, you know, what did she say? She said, can I follow COBOL and Fortran? Like, he literally was, like, the the example living example of the Quran, you know, and his character, his his manners, everything right.

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And interestingly, we also know that when he would when it came to Ramadan, like he was the most generous of all people, so along with your setup, but when Ramadan came and due to him, you know, revising the Quran is Dupree Ali Salam in this month, the companion said that he became AdWords W Heidi Mina Rehan Musella that he became, you know,

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more, you know, you know, racing and good

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than a fast wind. So that's the effect the Quran had on him. So what I'm saying is, if you're really reciting the Quran this month, you know, sincerely reciting the Quran in the way that we've been talking about, you should see a change in yourself, like you should be feeling like you want to do more good, you want to pray more, you want to give more sort of heart. You want to help people more like you want to change. You want to fix your afterlife you want to do you understand it? There should be like some sort of like a force within you that you want to just completely change your life. Yes. Okay. So what I'm saying is when you recite make sure you're doing that to bring about

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change in yourself in this Ramadan and because what you do find sometimes you get some people that unfortunately, for some people, the Quran is more like something like a beautiful song, but they just won't listen to it or something like that. Or you know, they won't decorate their houses with it, you know, put on the mantelpiece, but we have to realize that, you know, the scary thing about the Quran as well is that it's going to be either evidence for you or against you. Like Listen John loss loss and he said,

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who get to luck out I like what the Quran is either at evidence for you or against you. So, like when you recite it

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That's what puts fear in your heart because you know, you're reciting. And you're reminding yourself that this is the words of ALLAH, like I said, so heavy so powerful. And you know and that they're going to come as evidence for you either for you or against you we ask a lot that they have all that yet we read our for us and show on your My piano you know.

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So just have that, you know, have that intention

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to, to really change yourself with the Quran by immersing yourself in the Quran and and also training your naps training or naps to get used to reading a lot of Quran so that you develop better habits with the Quran so that you continue after Ramadan. Right.

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So that's what I want to mention about, about, you know, having that strong connection with the brand Shama? No, and thank you for sharing, because there are times where as women, we do want to optimize our minds on to read as much good and, you know, to make as much more as possible, but there are certain times where we cannot,

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as women, so do you have any advice? Because I'm sure, it's a very common question that comes up every Ramadan. But as women, there's a period of time where we cannot, you know, fast or record answer, do you have any advice for what we can do during those times or during that week or so?

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So we can kind of optimize our minds on? Yeah, look, I get asked this question a lot. I can imagine. Yeah.

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Look, obviously you can't pray and fast when you when it's the time of the month for you. Okay, but I just want to mention that there is actually a difference of opinion about whether a woman can recite the Quran, when she's not able to, you know, when she's got her menses, can she recite the Quran or not, you know, and just mentioned that, like, for example, Shefali, SNAM, even Taymiyah. He was of the view that, and this is because there really isn't strong evidences to show that a woman cannot recite the Quran. During her menses, and especially when in Ramadan, it's like, you have like a weird, usually you have a weird, like, when you recite a certain amount every day, like you want

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to maybe recite a juice every day or you know, so, you know, so based upon that, and I don't go too much into the flip right now. But there are very, you know, the point is, there is very strong evidence to show that if there's nothing actually wrong with reciting the Quran, but just don't touch the actual stuff. There is evidence for that, but you know, you can easily just use tissues or you can read off an iPad, or you can read off your phone, or there's other alternatives, you know, or if you've got an English translation, we're not talking about the English translation, you've got the English translation with the Arabic on it, that also doesn't come under the most half, we're

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only talking about the Arabic most have touching it directly. Right? So like, taking that opinion, you know, then you're only talking about not fasting, you're talking about not praying. So you're still filling your time with reciting the Quran, during your car, you know, doing sort of doing all kinds of, you know, any other like status. So I could sense not just fasting prayers and reading Quran, you know, everything that you intended for the sake of Allah, right, sincerely for the sake of Allah becomes an activity better for you. Even if it's just cleaning your house, looking after your kids with the sake for the sake of Allah like what you do try to be smart Ramadan, try to make

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especially in Ramadan, if you can do it all the time better. But especially in Ramadan, make everything you do for the sake of Allah. Like when you wake up in the morning, you want to get to look after the kids. Y'all are Bismillah for the sake of Allah, I'm going to do this. You know, I'm trying to say you're living your whole life for Allah. Try to live your whole life for Allah like Allah says in the Quran. Pull in a Salah t when Sookie Womack Yeah, you want a Marathi Lillahi Rabbil Alameen say that my prayer my sacrifice my leaving my dying is all for that Allah was one of the world's right that's how you that's your mindset as a believer Yeah, nothing's wasted with Allah

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right? The dishes I know they're boring but this Mila young I'm gonna do this you know you don't try to say like everything Yanni. But as well like you we all know that if you feed a fasting person

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in Ramadan, you get the same reward as them without taking away from their reward. So there's so much we can be doing in Ramadan. Right? There's so much we can drink. But also I just want to also remind the sisters to remark realize that when you're not praying and fasting, your Eman is likely to go down. So you need to compensate. You need to compensate so like you need to read more Quran you need to do more of course you need to do more so like that's what the messenger of Allah actually reminded reminded, you know, the sahabi ads you know, to give sadaqa because because of the effect that you know, the menstruation has on the Eman like knowing that it increases decreases

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during man because you can't pray right? So that's you know, don't don't think that like but one thing I do wanna mention to his for important is like some sisters. Unfortunately when they get that time of the month in Ramadan, they pretty much just say okay, I've got my time of the month so I'm just gonna lie down the bed and Ramadan is over for me.

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don't realize that

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just because you

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count Fosston pray

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again, you know, it's not there's no time lying down sleeping and you know, someone's asking about what's a card so that's vicar sorry, it's the

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Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Subhan Allah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah you know, to me feel your daily with the Dhikr of Allah. Right?

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So there's no excuses sisters, you can't use that as an excuse. Yeah, absolutely. And I think going off what you've said there are a few working mothers in our in our community and working fathers who are constantly on the run, you know, upon Allah, we wish that on my Dawn was just a big pause in our lives, we could only dedicate to the Quran and Allah subhanaw taala. But unfortunately, not life still goes on.

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So, wow, do you have any advice for the working mums and dads out there who do want to dedicate time to the Quran, but they just cannot get around to it? Yeah, sure. Look, the Quran has to be a priority in your life. When you have that as a priority, you will make time for it. Like, if you take in mind what everything I mentioned before about what the Quran does for you, you will know that you cannot do without it. It's like just like you cannot do without food and drink every single day. You cannot do without this this food for your soul, which is the Quran. Okay. So when you know that how important you depend on it for your Eman and fought to have Baraka in your life and Baraka

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in your day, you know, and nor nor in your life, right guidance in your life, then you will make time for it. And if you're really busy, like, then look for the times where you know, like they're kind of like certain pockets of time that you can try to use, like, it could be like after fajr like, you know, the kids might be still sleeping a bit quickly, you know, sit down after fajr and that's your time for Quran. Yeah, if you're really busy, or you got to get on the train, recite, take the crown with you recite on the train, you know, in your car, listen to it in the car, you know, at the doctor's surgery, while you're sitting in the in the surgery, waiting for your turn,

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take the crown with you, you know, don't waste your time. But we can all find pockets of time. For some sisters, it could be or you know, brothers could be just before going to sleep like they sit down, they have a bedtime routine. And you know, they reasonable they take well before they go to sleep, they sit down they start reading the Quran before they go to bed. You don't try to say everyone can find time for Quran if they really want to, it could be next to your prayer mat. You know, every time you pray you, you pick up and read some pages. So we've all got time, it's just a matter of prioritizing. And then finding those, just think about your own life. Like I can't tell

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you what's the best time you've got to figure it out for yourself. Like according to your timetable, you know.

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But the other thing, I think it's important too is like, Don't compare to others. Because that's really like, like, Okay, someone who hasn't got small children.

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You know, their kids have grown up, or they don't have kids yet, they can probably sit and recite Quran all day, you know what I mean? Well, you've got a young mom, or someone who's gonna work all day, you know, they haven't got the same amount of time. So you can't be comparing what other people can do to yourself, you've just got to, we've got to realize life is stages. You know, there were times in my life where I was very busy, and I could hardly find time, but you know, hamdulillah when your kids get older, it becomes easier for you now we're all gonna go through stages in life, right? And then, like I said, before, focus on the main objective what we were talking about before, what

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is the main objective of reciting the Quran in the first place? Even if you can't finish the whole hotma it's not about that. It's about it's about getting close to Allah through the Quran in this month, you know, doesn't that's more important that you really tried your best with the Quran, you were sincere. You tried to get the most out of it. You tried to change yourself. Do you don't try to say like what we mentioned before? Yeah. So last question I have for you because we do have a few questions that have come through.

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Inshallah so last question I have for you, before we do the stage to the audience is heard a lot. We're halfway through Ramadan. You know, we've got, I believe, two more weeks to go. And if we could have it all hands on all year round, we would. But we're very limited with how long we can enjoy it on my hands. So for those who have set goals, and haven't been able to achieve those goals, or haven't been able to achieve what they wanted to achieve by the end of Ramadan. What advice do you have for them? Is it too late to keep you in supine? Or? Yeah, like, look that that is such a common problem, like just realize that a lot of people, you know, when it comes to this stage of Ramadan

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because again, like our lives are just so crazily busy for most people, you know.

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So somehow, like, you know, you get to unify, it's already middle of Ramadan. What have I done? You know, a lot of people feel like that, and they feel quite disillusioned, you know, because they haven't done what they wanted to do. But the good news for us is my dearest sisters and brothers that, you know, from the Rama of Allah, that he saved the best part of this month until the last, you know, so a lot of people don't realize that the middle 10 days are greater in virtue than the first 10 days and the last 10

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Days are greater than the middle days. So we're in the middle days now these are even better than the first 10 days. And then you got the last 10 days so he saved them the best to last. So that's why, what you can say is that, you know, no matter how your Matan has been for you up until now, the way you end Ramadan is more important than how you big beginner let's just say you don't do anything in the beginning Ramadan and you don't know one guaranteed living in Ramadan, Mela, our lives, right. But the point what I'm trying to say is, don't make yourself feel disillusioned because like, for example, the Messenger of Allah said in a Mullah Manuel, below 18, like that, deeds are by the

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endings. So it's very important the way you end is even more important than the way you begin.

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Just keep in mind everyone that What does Allah want from you in this month, right? He wants from more than anything what Allah wants to see from you is your effortless. He wants to see that sincerity. Right? And how much you're going to you know, you're the idea is to show him how much you truly want his mug Fira. How much do you want the monster of Allah? How much do you want the forgiveness of Allah in this month? And how much are you ready to strive for Jana? That's what you're gonna show a lot. How much are you ready to strive for Jana? Right? So that's why you try to do your best in what's left from Ramadan. Especially in the last 10 nights they are like, they are

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like the cream of Ramadan. And especially like lentils either May Allah bless us all to live to them and bless our mind inshallah. But But keep in mind the Hadith of the Prophet so I said I'm an Ahmad Ramadan, Eman and what is seven Warfield Allahu metacoda. mean that be right, you ever stood in the nights of Ramadan with sincere Eman? You know and hoping for for the reward from Allah there's previous sins will be forgiven. Amen So I'm not I'm a Barney man and YT seven will feed on that whole matter other than the right who ever fasted the month Ramadan since see

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a man hoping for the record of Allah that have that previous sins forgiven right.

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And then also realize that from the greatest ways to get the Rama of Allah the Mercy of Allah is is to give sadaqa for the sake of Allah, right? This is for the greatest ways, like what are we trying to do in Ramadan, we are trying to reach Jannah and save our souls from the fire. Right? The best way to save yourself from the fire and show their sincerity to Allah is restored o'clock through charity.

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A lot of time the Quran he says lentinan will be happy to tune pico minute to hipbone, you will not reach the high levels with Allah and you learn to give what you love. You don't just spend what you love, right. And at this point is where I want to actually, you know, just take this opportunity to quickly invite everyone who's listening here tonight, who might be looking for where to give their money to, right, they want to give sadaqa where can I give money to? Well, what I want to recommend inshallah is to give to charity, right? Right. Because what Charity Water doing just for those of you who might not know, they're involved in not only providing food for like, vulnerable Muslim

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kids, you know, around the world, but they're also helping to give them a whole new future, a whole new future by helping those kids to now get educated, and you know, raise, raise their levels, so that they are able to become, you know, like raised themselves out of poverty, basically. And, you know, that is protecting them from from the harms that often come with poverty, the harms that come to kids, right through poverty. So it's not just you know, because a lot of manly Would everyone in the path of charity, but a lot of charity programs, it's just about giving up, you know, the food, but this is a targeted type of charity, that is not just giving up the food, but it's trying to

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actually, you know, I'm trying to say it's trying to be very young,

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yet comprehensive, what's really different is that those kids, you know, out of poverty and give them a whole new future. Subhanallah and like, you see some of the videos, you know, about, like young kids, like they had no support basically, no, nothing like they had to go to work. Some of them had to work 1010 hours just for food, right? But then the hamdulillah through the blessing of, you know, Allah subhanaw taala and then Charlie, right, you know, these kids because they've been put back into school. And now they've got actual dreams that they actually can start dreaming for themselves, like someone to be doctors, some want to be teachers, you know, subhanAllah so imagine

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that you've given that child in Sharla a chance in life, like you know, we all we all want the best for our kids. But we have to love for other people's other Muslim Muslim children around the world. We have to love to them what we love for our own kids, you know,

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hyperlinked your, your your story team, link in the comments below. So you want to maybe elaborate a little bit more on that and how people can join your team inshallah. Although I haven't really been inviting people to my teammates I want to donate like if they just want to know that if you want to go on that leave that you share, they can ask

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Good night. I mean, look, I mean, we're talking about imagines sisters and brothers $30.30 Australian dollars, you feed a child for one whole month, right? And for $365 Only

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you feed a child for a whole year. So imagine every day of the year, and surely you're getting a reward for every single day of the year, be the latter and 65 days for feeding our young child and not only feeding the child, but helping to give them a whole new future. I think that's amazing. It's amazing. You know, it's very life change very, very affordable for a lot of people like how much do we spend on coffees a week, like most will at least get one coffee a week from outside, right?

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If coffee goes up,

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but like, so what I'm saying is, you know, especially for for anyone who feels they haven't done enough, this Ramadan, right. And they're really hoping that Allah is going to open it for them in what's left of these precious days and nights of Ramadan, then realize that from the greatest ways to sit minutes to Allah and expiate for your sins, your previous sins, is gives up a puff gives charity for the sake of Allah, especially the secret charity, especially the secret charity, that only Allah knows about it. Right? Because, like I was saying before, what Allahu Allah really wants to see from us in this month.

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Is that sincerity? This is the month where Allah frees more people from the fire than in any other month. So what are we going to do for Allah, to help ourselves be from those who are freed from from the fire in this month? That's what you got to ask yourself? What have you done so far? Number nine, to make yourself from those who Allah is going to free from the fire in this month. If you don't feel like you've done enough, this is a door for you. I'm trying to give you a door to show you. And especially if you want ALLAH to open up for you in these next nights, especially the last 10 You want a lot to look for your middle budget, the best thing you can do now is give charity, you know

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make to ask a lot to give you toffee, and also make Toba those things are very, like they're gonna really help you to be successful in sha Allah insha Allah in sha Allah. So one question has come through, I think maybe this sister might have missed it. So I'm just going to quickly read it out once more. And if you just want to go through the main points, advice on memorization of clutter, and for mothers who struggle with time.

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Yeah, so that's, that is a bit of a different question. So advice for memorizing the Quran not most people, I'm gonna be honest with you, most people cannot memorize the Quran on their own. Okay, they need to be in a class, or they need a Quran, buddy.

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Okay, so either you join a Quran class, and you have a set amount you're gonna recite, like you're going to memorize every week, or you have a sister who's very reliable, you need to find a very dedicated type of person because not everybody's the same. You don't want someone who just keeps on saying I can't make it this way. I can't make it that way. That won't work. You know, you want to dedicate types that you feel accountable to. And then you you memorize together. Okay, that is the dope though they are really the two ways until you get to a point where the Quran is so normal to you, like, memorizing the Quran becomes so normal to you that you don't need anybody else. Like you

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can just do it on your own. You can just recite to someone, like from time to time to make sure there's no mistakes, but you don't need anyone to motivate you. Do you understand? So that's, that's what you're looking at Inshallah, but if you're asking me Okay, so that was the first part about how to I forgot to mention how. So again, that just goes back to finding the time

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that is all about as an as an hamdulillah as a mother who's raised five kids, and I'll handle never given up my journey with you know, seeking knowledge and memorizing the Quran hamdulillah it's about juggling.

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So like, when my kids are small, like I even had alhamdulilah and had twins at one stage. Oh, yes and no. So what I would do is because I was dead, I just was so determined. I want to memorize the Quran, for example, right? So for example, I would put them to sleep, you know, they had their little nap time about like a 930 in the morning. And I would just sit down and that was my prime time. We don't try to say so you will find the time but you just have to you have to just work out how you're gonna do it in relation to you know, your your schedule, basically and even if it's just a little bit it doesn't matter because every little bit adds up. Absolutely. Yeah, absolutely. And

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humanity and just circle love him for joining our first Instagram Live which already right Australia, it has been so great speaking to you. And insha Allah this talk has come to such a great benefit for our audience. I believe no other questions have come through. So I think it's good to wrap up unless you have any last point as you'd like to share.

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Look, as I said, Inshallah,

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just everybody, as I said, just really try to you know, ask Allah to Allah to give you the most as the Quran this month. Make your intention to that you know that when you

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recite the Quran it's about changing yourself, okay, you want to change your inner state, you want to change your outer state, like we know that a lot of data, you know, prescribed fasting for us to get the Taqwa of Allah. Similarly, why we read so much Quran Rodon is to is to get close to Allah in this month and you know and to make those changes in our life. And I asked Allahu Taala to fill our hearts with the love for the Quran, I asked Allahu Taala to fill our children's hearts for the Quran and to fill our homes with the Quran and the light of the man, you know, and we ask a lot of talent to make the Quran a light in our graves, a light on the spirit and a light that will guide us to

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jannah inshallah and save us from the fire.

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So, you know, may Allah protect us all and we ask a lot to allow Tyler to bless us with little Adam in sha Allah and show that we this is the beginning for all of us to start on our journey with the Quran a real journey in sha Allah Allah because we haven't been serious up until now. But we ask a lot of this talk we go tonight will be a life changing talk that many people will get on that journey and you will see but in the land next Ramadan, how much different your relationship will be with the Quran inshallah as long as you've taken that those steps throughout the year to really you know, change your relationship with the Quran in sha Allah insha Allah insha Allah and if anybody in

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