How The Companions Lived With The Quran
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First of all, I just want to say desikan lahir on to the world Taki program, you know for inviting me here I'm well I am very honored. And I feel very blessed to be had this opportunity to talk about this really this subject that is such an honor to speak about subpoena law, you know, the topic of the Quran and the topic of, you know, how the companions live with the Quran. I was actually very keen to do these topics panel or not only for everybody listening but even for my own self, just to have take that moment to you know, reflect about how the companions used to live with the Quran Subhan Allah and you know, what kind of effect the Quran had on their hearts, how they acted upon
the Quran, you know, how they turn to the Quran, as the number one source in all of their affairs, because sisters and brothers, as we know, Allahu taala sent down the Koran as a complete guide and framework for us to follow in all of our lives. You know, allowed Allah sent the Quran to show us what is halal and what is haraam? You know, to know our rights, you know, what are our rights what are our limits, and he sent the Quran as a reminder to us and also as a warning, and he sent it as a means for us to turn to in our times of you know, hardships and trials and in order to you know, seek comfort from it in sha Allah.
But sadly when we look at the state of the oma today, you find that you know, for for many people unfortunately, you find that would rather listen to music than for example to recite or listen to Quran
and then you have others who you know, for them listening to the Quran has become more like you know, listening to a song where they get far more carried away,
you know, from the voice of the audit, for example, then then their hearts actually get affected from what Allahu Allah is commanding a warning about, in those verses that they're listening to.
And Subhanallah This is a state in fact that a lot Allah has, you know, warned us from falling into this.
Allahu taala says, You know what, all our Sulu yo be in Tomita, who had algo Anna mandurah that, you know, the messenger has said, oh my lord, verily, in all Mita how to handle or Anna Majora barely my people have, you know, turned away and you know, taking this Koran as something to abandon.
So that's why my dear sisters and brothers, what we need to focus, you know, what we want to focus on today inshallah is, first of all, how the companions were with the Quran. And then secondly, what we need to do in order to benefit from the Quran in order to try to benefit from the Quran in the same way that they used to in Sharla, beaten Illa
because sisters and brothers, when we read the stories of the Sahaba, and we read about, you know, what they achieved in their lives, you know, their levels are very bad that that they reached their closeness and absolute love and submission to Allah Subhana Allah, we need to realize that, you know, there's a reason behind why they were able to attain all of these virtues after the help of Allah.
And from the primary reasons for that was their dedication, their sincere dedication to the book of Allah subhanaw taala along with of course, the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Because if you compare, for example, how much they used to recite the Quran, you know, from their habit from their normal habit was they used to divide the Quran into seven parts. So what they would do is they would basically, you know, recite the Quran day and night until they would complete the whole Quran within seven days. So you can see how their life was, you know, every week, they're basically completing the Quran, the whole Quran in one week.
And we see how when Abdullah Abraham was asked, you know, he asked the Prophet sort of long when he was Selim, about how much Quran he should recite.
And the profit sort of Larson initially told him, you know, just recite it, recite it once a month.
But then when a bolide, nom told him that he can do it more than that. The profit sort of long when it was said and told him read it once every seven days and don't do more than that.
But what we can see from these, you know, these different durations is that you know, for the Sahaba the Quran wasn't something that they only opened and read once a year in Ramadan. Right and then the rest of the year they it just set on their shops.
Rather, we see that, you know, their lives were literally, you know, revolving around the recitation of the Quran. And you know, whether they were they were reciting it day and night upon Allah.
Also, if you compare to the way in which they used to recite the Quran, because you know, when the companions would recite the Quran, they didn't do that out of seeking the reward for reciting it only, it wasn't only, you know, just to get the reward from the resuscitation, but rather, when they would recite it, they would recite it as if Allah was speaking to them personally, you know, in in every area they came to know internalize the meanings of the Quran.
And this is why we see you know, power the profound impact that the Quran actually had on the hearts because of how much like I said they would you know, internalize the meanings of the A yet when they would recite them.
And, you know, a loudhailer even describes this relationship that the companions had with the Quran. And if you look at the beginning of sorts and fad,
a low dollar says, in Malmo, Nino and La Nina either do Kira la who wedgie that's good oboe who were either truly at La him as to who that whom he Nana, while Robbie him yet a work caddoan that verily those believers are the ones who went Allahu Allah is mentioned to them, their hearts, you know, shake with with reverence of Allahu taala. And when the ayats of Allahu taala are recited to them, they feel that their Eman is strengthened.
Why not be him yet I work alone and they, they put their trust in Allah Subhana Allah. So Allah, Allah tells us how, you know, whenever the companions would hear the verses of the Quran, the hearts would become filled with who sure you know, in that field a man has become increased, due to the power of those words that were reciting.
And Subhanallah brothers and sisters, this is also why, you know, you find that the quality of their Salah was Worlds Apart from the quality of our Salah.
And similarly, we can say that, you know, the effect of this Allah, you know, the effect that this Allah had on the lives was also Worlds Apart from the extent to which our Salah has an effect on our lives will How long will our quarterly living there
because you know, when one of them would stand to pray,
they used to recite the A yet with, you know, complete to Deb bore, you know, complete pondering of those verses. And so they would become so affected by their recitation that many times they wouldn't even be able to continue reciting Judah how much they would begin to cry and weep in their prayers. Subhan Allah
and that's why you know, once when the Prophet said a lot while your son became so ill he wasn't able to lead you know, the prayers and he asked for a buck to take his place. We see I shirt What did she say? She said in abac verily about buck Rajan, okay. You know, he's a man who has a very soft heart, either aura, all about whole book hack that, you know, he becomes when he recites in the print in the prayer, he becomes overwhelmed with you know, with crying and tears panela because very often, the moment that alibaug radi Allahu anhu would stand before a level Tallinn salah and begin to recite for example, sort of Fatiha he would become overcome with with cheese Subhana lodgy the
softness of his heart
and you know, Abdullah even she did he tells us about how he used to hear you know, he would be standing in the back rows of the salah and he would hear the weeping of armor insofar as he was leading the prayer and you know he Oh my reciting for example in a school bestie well whose knee you know law? Verily I complain of my burdens and my sadness to Lhasa pantalla
Yeah, also we we see when Abdullayev and I've delayed in that roadway. He asked his grandmother a snap beans every buck. radi Allahu anhu Ma, about how the companions of the Prophet so long it was telling us to recite the Quran. You know, she describes it, she saw them as paylines she was she told him that when they would recite the Quran, the eyes would get tears, you know, their skins would tremble exactly as Allahu taala described them in the Quran.
Somehow this is the difference between the way they used to recite the Quran and the way the male a male has panned out soften our hearts This is Yanni This is how they used to recite in comparison to the way we recite
Also, if you compare how determined the companions used to be,
in doing whatever it was in their ability to seek out the deeper meanings behind whatever a yet they were reciting. Right. They, you know, in order for them to attain the true benefits from whatever they were reciting that we
You know, don't ever was in their ability to seek out the deeper meanings.
And many of you probably have heard this before. But you know, whenever the companions would learn, for example, 10, as of the Quran, they wouldn't go on to learn another 10 verses, until they had properly understood, you know, that, or the knowledge that they needed to gain from those ads, and what they needed to do in order to act upon those verses.
And the other thing you see is how many times they would stand in their prayers, and they would recite the same AR, over and over again, you know, pondering that ar y, you know, in order to reflect upon the deep and powerful lessons and meanings that is contained within that AR.
Because their primary goal of reciting the Quran was to try to extract you know, the maximum benefit possible from every area that they would come to.
And, you know, there was a time there was one time when, for example, one of the nephews of Ayesha, radi Allahu, and her came to, you know, visit her in the morning, she was praying to do her pray. And you know, he found her reciting one of the verses from the tour. And you know, she's reciting it over and over again in her prayer. And the idea is fundamental law, who Elena will honor that a symbol that is a you know, a lot hautala say, you know, he's talking about them what meaning when they enter jhana and they feeling so relieved, having reached finally rich gender off after all those hardships and all that hard life and they reached Jannah. And Allah has saved them, you know,
imagine the ecstasy and the happiness of knowing that you've been saved from the fire. For men, Nala, who Elena will will honor that as Simone. Surely Allah has, we are truly blessed that Allah, you know, has, you know, this is truly a blessing upon us
that we have, you know, reached gender safely and that Allah has saved us from the fire.
So, you know, imagine a show by the Allahu anhu, you know, she's reflecting on this AR. And, you know, so her nephew says that, you know, she was reciting this a over and over again, you know, and she was crying and making art for so long that he said, My legs got tired waiting for her to finish her pray.
And so what did he do, he went to the market, he went, he thought, I'll go to the market, or I'll buy what I need. And he came back sometime later. But even after all that time, he was away, he found when he came back, that she was still standing there in her prayers, crying and repeating that over and over again, subpoena law.
So what this shows you is how much does the harbor they used to really take that time to, to ponder over there a out of the Quran, and to really, you know, think deeply about, you know, all the hidden meanings and lessons that we need to take from its verses.
But brothers and sisters, you know, one important point that I do want to mention here as well
is we shouldn't think that the effect that the Quran had upon the Sahaba was only limited to them, you know, crying and you know, feeling cool, sure in their hearts
because one of the major differences between how they used to recite the Quran and how unfortunately we tend to recite the Quran is that, you know, like I said before, whenever they would recite that would feel as if Allahu taala was speaking to them personally.
And that's why whenever a level to Allah would, you know, send down an AR, the first person they would think about that Allah was referring to in that AR was themself, you know, what do we tend to do? We tend to think it's everybody else except ourselves. May Allah forgive us. But that's why you see when, you know a lot of sent down the iron sort of gerards
where he says yet yeah, you had Latina Ave, la Telfer. A sweater como kasoti nibi wallet edger how hula hoop bill Ollie gaggia Hurry, bow de calmly Bowden and the telco our man to come well and to let us rune are you who believe Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, no speak to him in a loud way, like you would speak to each other, in case your deeds become wiped out and you don't realize. Alright, so when this idea came down, fab, it's been twice, you know, heard heard about this AR and Subhanallah he became so worried that this ayah was speaking about him personally. So what did he do? He went and hid himself away from the profits that
are law why they were sent him he feels so shy and embarrassed from the profits that are low he was selling. And he kept on saying, No, I mean, I'm not you know that I am and protect us is that I am from the people of the fire. You know, verily I must be from the people of the fire because Allah has revealed a yet you know about me because he knew that he was from those who used to have the bad habit of you know, raising his voice too loudly, in the presence of the prophets that Allahu Allah he was sent them
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but what we learned from this incident is the extent to which the companions used to feel that a yet you know, were directed at them personally. And, you know, this is why you see the huge effect that the Quran used to have upon the behavior and character and all of their outward actions.
And this is also why, you know, you see, you know, for example, in the area of hijab were revealed as soon as the female companions heard those a yet we see how, what did they do, they went and they rushed to their homes, you know, tore up their aprons and covered themselves completely subpoena law. You know, I share it a lot more and her she says, you know, yo Hamel, la Huni, Sal mohajir rights, may Allah be merciful to the women and mohajir rights, because as soon as these verses came down, which Allah says, Well yell, Greta nebby, humare he knoledge up when, you know, it should to draw your home, your kaymar over, you know, around over yourselves and cover you know, yourselves
with your kaymar
What did this hobby I do? She said, they rushed, and they tore up their aprons. And she she explicitly mentioned what they did with those aprons. She said, to modern ob her that they wore it like a femur, they put it around and they weren't like a came out over themselves covering themselves with it completely. So panela
What was the reason for the reaction because, you know, as soon as they heard those verses, they took it, they took it to mean that Allahu taala was commanding them personally to do that.
Alright, so this is the difference in the way that they used to
recite the Quran when, you know, they were always thinking about what Allah is trying to tell them through, you know, what's he commending me through these verses.
And this is this is how, you know, this is how much the Quran, you know, used to affect them, not only inwardly, but also in all of their outward actions.
And this is why we see how you would it actually would cause them to reform themselves. That's what we should be seeing. And when we reciting the Quran when we listening to the Quran, and revising and memorizing the Quran, it should actually cause us to reform ourselves, you know, but this was the effect it was having on the Sahaba that they were, you know, that the Quran itself was, you know, it's another the words of a level to Allah was was causing them to reform themselves and you know, to stay away from the Haram and, you know, to implement whatever Allah has ordered for us to do as believers.
And, you know, also from the effects that the Quran used to have upon the Sahaba that I want to mention as well here is that, you know, it would, it would cause them to realize the triviality of this dunya.
You know, and to strive whatever they had in order to gain the, you know, the pleasure of a loss of pantalla. And he's done that in the next life. And that's why you see how when, I will tell her when he heard the verses, where Allahu taala says, lentinan will be able to, for me, to hit bone, right, when these verses came down, in which Allahu taala says that you will not attain albir you will not attain, you know, righteousness and taqwa with Allah. And this you spend what you love.
We see how fabic Abu tal has sorry, we see how a Baja, he went to the prophets that are longer to set him. And he said, yo la, pseudo LA, you know, verily, the most beloved wealth that I own is my date palm garden, bear, you will have,
you know, his date palm garden called Bagerhat. And so he said, and so I wish to give it in sadhaka for the sake of a law, that I may attain a beer, that I may attain the high levels of beer and the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala by that and so the prophet SAW sort of law when he was 76, barely came mad when Robbie, that panel that is our most profitable wealth.
Another example of the way in which the companions used to live with the Quran
is they would take the Quran as the primary, you know, the first primary source in all of their affairs.
And that's why if you know if one of them, for example, held a certain opinion about something in the deen and then later on, you know, they found that Dr. Quran has said something different. You see how they would instantly change your opinion even if it meant they had to go and do that in front of all the people.
You know, one good example of that is when one time Ahmadi Allahu anhu You know, he stood on the minbar in the masjid. You know?
Telling the Muslims that he wants to restrict the amount of money that can be given to a woman in marriage and of course it's understandable when people go to extremes in you know in art in how much money they demand so that's why you know Ahmad wanted to restrict this because he could see it was becoming something harmful but then after he you know had mentioned this in the in the masjid one of the ladies came up to him and said to him, you know, yeah, yeah, and you don't want me mean you know, are you prohibiting people from giving women more than 400 Durham's, you know, for their dowry, when Allah Allah says in the Quran, will take him down when nothing thora filat Hodo minutiae
that you have given one of them the amount of Akin thought as a mom, and she said, an Arkansas is a very large amount of money. So a lot didn't restrict it. So why should we restrict it? She was saying, as the panela we see how, as soon as amarante Allahu anhu heard that ayah you know, instantly, you know, he, he basically reacted by first, you know, he went and, you know, corrected that statement, and he said, May Allah forgive Ahmad, right.
So brothers and sisters, you know, we need to realize that one of the main reasons why there's such a huge difference between the way this a harbor where and how we are at this time, is because they used to recite the Quran, you know, not only with their tongues, but also by reflecting upon the A yet with their hearts.
And then they would follow that up by, you know, acting upon whenever Allahu taala, you know, commanded or forbade, forbade them to, you know, forbade us to do in those ads.
And that's why we see how Allahu taala gave them a Caesar, you know, he gave him tofield, he gave him honor, he gave him greatness, he gave him success in both this life in the next. And that's why, you know, we find ourselves you know, as panela in the state that we find ourselves in today, whether as individuals or even, you know, on the scale of the alma mater, pantalla, you know, give us the ability to, you know, rectify our condition and help us all to make the Quran a living reality in our lives, because this is really something missing in the majority of our lives, males kind of help us to, you know, increase this inshallah.
So sisters and brothers, before we finish today, I wanted to quickly speak about, you know, some of the things that we can do, to try to, you know, improve our relationship with the Quran inshallah. And, you know, to be honest, this needs a whole lecture of its own. So, I'm just going to highlight, you know, like, about three areas that we can focus on there very important that probably from the main, most important things we to focus on if we want to improve our relationship with the Quran inshallah. So, the first thing is that, we need to be prepared to do what it takes to improve our esitate you know, to improve our understanding of the Quran, right, we need to get it, we must be
ready to put in the time and effort in order to improve our understanding of the Quran. And that includes learning how to recite the Quran correctly.
You know, it also includes, you know, you know, doing your best to study the Tafseer of the Quran as much as you can.
And also, it includes learning the Arabic language as much as you're able.
Because, you know, as someone who's personally gone through this journey of, you know, and starting out from not even understanding, you know, one would have Arabic In the beginning when I first reverted,
you know, 100 like, I can definitely say that there's a huge difference in how you know, the Quran impacts your heart, when you understand Arabic, you know, compared to if you only, you know, read the English translation.
And, you know, I would say that, you know, one of the main reasons why is to make so many people feel there's such a big, big disconnect between you know, themselves and, you know, for example, loving doctrine
is, you know, it's primarily due to they're missing this important link to the Quran. Right?
So I understand that you know, yes, you know, it can take quite a bit of effort and years to get past this level in your understanding, but you know, when you do it, it will be totally worth it the evening where he Tyler
and you remember the words of alone, he says, When lady Naja had rufina and that Deanna Holmes to buena, that those who strive you know, those who those who strive for our sake, then a lot of guides, He will guide them to his parts and He'll open up even the later parts to you know, understanding and deepening your love and, you know, deepening your connection with the Quran inshallah.
Alright, the second thing
that we really need to focus on is we need to realize that sins and diseases of the heart are what can prevent your heart from being affected by the Quran.
Because, you know, whether it's certain sins that
You're doing, you know, maybe in your private life or even your public life, or you know, you have certain diseases of diseases of the heart, like it could be hasard you know, jealousy, it could be having bad feelings, holding grudges against people or, you know, React mail, protect us, you know, showing off or, you know, having too much love for dunya there are different types of diseases of the heart, right. But we have to realize that from the causes for the heart to become hard,
you know, if we are engaging in certain sins, and we're allowing these diseases to basically fester in our hearts, right? And then what happens is that when the heart becomes hard from that, then it no longer benefits, you know, it no longer benefits from from the Quran, and you know, you can you can actually lose your love for the Quran. mela protect us. And this is exactly why it was meant even our fan. You know, he said, lo Porat, una mesh should be an admin Callum Europeana that, you know, if our hearts were truly pure, or truly purified,
we would never ever get tired or sick of you know, Subhanallah would never, you know, get tired or bored, you know, from from the words of our Lord. So it shows you that,
you know, we need to realize that, basically, you know, if you find that you do, you know, quickly get tired from like listening, or you get bored, you know, from listening or reciting the Quran, you need to look at, you need to sometimes look at what you're exposing yourself to, I mean, our environment or has an impact on us, you know, and so what your look, you know, what you're exposing to yourself, like what kind of scenes maybe you're engaging in, that could actually be coming, you know, causing that that could be a cause, that's, you know, coming in between you and having that strong connection with with the words of Allah pantalla
also, another thing to recommend here is, you know, try making le still far You know, before especially before reciting the Quran, if you have this problem, try making a list of far You know, stuff for the last stuff a lot before reciting the Quran. And, you know, asking Allahu taala, to you know, purify your heart from any of these diseases, that could be causing it to be hard and I mean, even ask a lot to even ask a local Tyler to
you know, ask a local Tyler, and to, you know, to take this hardness of your heart, you know, ask the Lord to take these hardest and have your heart because even hardness of the heart is a type of disease, right? And you know, Subhan Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to actually seek refuge with Allahu taala from the hardness of the heart and this is the profit so a lot of Sam So, so what about us, you know, he has that dollar, which we can learn to say inshallah allama in Neo the became in million far woman will be near yaksha want me nuptse net pushback woman Dawa tiene la use the jab hula ha you know, Allah, I seek refuge with you from, you know, the
knowledge that does not benefit and you know, the heart does not fear you and doesn't have reverence and you know, doesn't have softness. And you know, from a naps, you know from you know, a self that doesn't get
doesn't get satisfied. And from from a diet that doesn't get answered. Alright, so it's important that we seek the help of the help with a loss of data, we seek help from a law in, you know, softening our hearts because if the heart is not soft, we cannot receive this message from a loss of pantalla.
And then lastly, the last thing we need to focus on that the third main point I want to mention is we need to focus on rectifying our approach and mindset when it comes to reciting the Quran. And you know, from the advices of Emanuel AME Rahim Allah, He says that, you know, in order to truly benefit from the Quran, you first need to empty your heart from everything in this dunya. So just say you're about to recite the Quran, you open up the Quran, or you want to revise some Quran, you need to basically start out start out by firstly emptying your heart from everything in this dunya you know, whether it's problems or worries or whatever you're thinking about, right.
And then the next step is to focus your full attention and heart on the words you're reciting.
And then while you're reciting, you remind yourself that this is a law speaking to you through these words.
And that you know, in every AI you're reciting, there's so many benefits and lessons that you need to learn from and take the benefits and deeper meanings from these a yet.
So that's why you need to, you know, keep on asking yourself as you're reciting, you know, what is Allahu Allah, Allah want to tell me by this ayah what's the message behind this ayah you know, how can I implement this ayah in my life, how can I act upon it?
You know, even what you can do is you
You know make dua an ask Allah to Allah to show you, you know, your love Your love, show me teach me what I need to learn from this ayah that I'm reciting.
So you need to realize that, you know, in order for the Quran, you know, to truly benefit and affect you, you need to make yourself receptive to it to begin with.
And then finally, you know, dessert is and brothers, you know, just realized that it's through reciting the Quran, you know, we pop it to death or pondering over the verses, that Allahu taala plants into your heart, all of the seeds that actually nourish your Eman, you know, seeds like tawakkul in Allah, you know, depending on Allah and you know, having fear from Allah and having hope in Allah and love for Allah and being grateful to Allah and you know, being patient for the sake of Allah. All of those seeds are planted into your heart as you recite the Quran and Allah and at the same time, Allahu taala purifies your heart from all of the diseases and vices that you know corrupt
your heart. Subhan Allah. So we asked Allahu taala you know, ness, Allah, nessa love with time huhtala and ye Jalil ko anilao viene. Robbie Abu Bina when neurons sudo Reena wa Jalla Xena with a harbor who momina Well, for me now we ask a lot of Tyler to make the Quran. You know, the delight of our hearts and the light of our chests, and the removal of our sadness. And you know the pacifier of all of our worries and concerns. When you're when you're gonna Tila water who in Anna layli water off in the heart and that he blesses us. He gives us the blessing of being able to recite it day and night Your Atlanta mean when yeah jala who who Gitane Lana? Well, Elena May I ask a lot we ask a lot
that he makes the Quran a proof for us on Yokoyama not a proof against us that's that's that's the you know, it's probably the thing we have to avoid at all costs. We don't want to be reciting the Quran. And then those words we recite, become a witness for against us on your piano. We want those words to be a witness for us be in relation to Allah. So ask a lot of Tyler you know to revive our love for the Quran in our hearts. I asked Allahu taala to fill our hearts with the love for the Quran and to fill our children's hearts with the love for the Quran. And to you know, light our power our households, light up, you know a lot of our lives in sha Allah with the light of the Quran
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