Maintaining Your Quranic Journey Post Ramadan
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our first question to on GMAT within
what is the Quran? And why does it matter generally Why is there so much emphasis on the Quran in our religion and why is it so important in our daily lives
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So you're asking the question, what is the Quran? And why does it matter generally,
look, one of the things we find one of the common problems we see that a lot of people face once the Viva Viva Ramadan is over,
is how to stay consistent with the Quran.
And that's why you'll find even a lot of people, they'll hardly even open the Quran the rest of the year. And the common reason they'll tell you for that is because they tell you that, you know, they're too busy, they don't have time to read. So this is,
you know, what this shows you is that, in fact, it shows that, you know, a lot of people they still haven't properly understood, you know, what the Quran is. And they haven't realized how much they're in actually in need for the Quran, not just don't not just in Ramadan, but in every day of their life, right.
Because if a person truly knows what the Quran is, and how much benefit it brings to your life, you will never be able to leave it.
So we need to realize that, you know, we cannot expect to feel close to Allah subhanaw taala or to maintain our level of Eman after Ramadan. If we are not making the Quran a priority in our daily and weekly schedule.
You know, we say we want to feel close to Allah. But yet, we are literally shutting out one of the most important connections Allahu Taala has given us in this world to feel close to him.
So we need to keep reminding ourselves that you know, these are not just any words that we are reading, you know, these are literally the words of Allah azza wa jal that, you know, Allahu Taala has sent down these words to us, you know, which are leaving and eternal miracle for us to stick means to him, you know, through these words, and, you know, they are an actual act to be better for us when we recite them. And one of the greatest acts of worship actually, that a person can sit in Minister Allah, you know, through these words, right. And this is why Allahu Taala even named, you know, his book, the Quran, you know, which is derived from Allah, meaning that which is recited.
So that's why even if you don't understand a word that you're reading, you need to realize that, you know, every area you recite is you know, purifying you and raising your level with Allah subhanaw taala.
And the other thing we need to remind ourselves is that the Quran is not like reading any other book, you know, no matter how much you read it, you always, you know, benefit from it in so many countless ways. And this is why you need to keep, you know,
you know, making yourself realize your need for the Quran, right. And I just want to quickly mention as well a couple of the benefits that the Quran brings to your life, because a lot of people just don't even reflect on this, you know, so the first, you know, the first way that the Quran benefits your life, right? Allahu taala. In the Quran, he describes the Quran as have the law. So he described it as the rope of Allah azza wa jal. So, you're going to understand that this Quran is literally your lifeline to Allah.
And a lot of, you know, we find that, you know, many people this time, what do they complain about, they complain about, you know, feeling spiritually empty, or not connected, you know, or that they're struggling just to stay afloat in this life. They complain, complain of, you know, spiritual unrest. So we need to realize that, you know, the Quran was sent by Allah subhanaw taala to us to comfort our hearts, you know, to strengthen us and, you know, help us get through the trials of this life.
And we all know the huge amount of trials that the prophets that ally said and went through in his life.
And so one of the most major sources that you know, enabled him to face all those trials are descending down of the words of a lot of data to him, which was, you know, which we're constantly strengthening him and you know, spiritually nourishing him.
And so we need to realize that just as the messenger of Allah so I said, I would, you know, find solace and strength in reciting, for example, the egg out about the trials that Musa was going through, or, you know, the trials that use far less than Mr. Ibrahim went through, right? We need to realize that, you know, the shoe fat or the you know, the healing for our heart.
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Another Okay, that's the first main benefit, one of the main benefits, right? And then another of the main benefits the way that you know, the, the Quran can impact your life is that, you know, the, the Quran is in fact, you know, the one of your greatest motivators to want to, to want the, you know, greatest motivator to you know, what make you want to strive and to keep you focused on your purpose in this life.
If you look at this life, you know, so many things are trying are pulling you back and making you forget about Allah and forget about the LPR right? But what spending time with the Quran does is it gives you time out from your problems and from the noise of this dunya and it basically what awakens your soul right? And puts you in a state of awareness of the earth era and the reality of this world.
So that's why you know, when you recite the Quran, you feel it constantly recharging your Eman and you know, in strengthening you
even you don't realize how much the Quran when you recite it is reaffirming your upheaval, it's realigning your mindset as a Muslim even. Right, so that's why you find that the closer a person is sincerely to the Quran, right, the more stable you'll find them in their Eman in sha Allah, because they're constantly plugging their heart into that Vital Source. Just like you know, your phone, you have to keep plugging in to recharge it, your heart also needs that constant recharging. But the effect that the Quran has on our hearts is far greater than, you know, it's far greater, it's far greater, and our hearts are far more need for the Quran than then even our phone is for you know,
And this is why when you look at the LMS of the OMA look at total amount of the amount, you see how much they achieved in their lives, what is the main reason was the main reason that they had, you know, were able to achieve when why were they so motivated, what made them was so motivated, right? One of the main reasons was maintaining that strong connection to Allah subhanaw taala through the Quran.
You look at what Chef chef leads them, even to him a lot achieved, right, for example, any of any of the great events. And when you know, you know, they used to see you know, Chef, even Timmy rahamallah They used students would see him sitting off the fridge and doing a lot of remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala whether reciting the Quran or doing dhikr of Allah subhanaw taala and when he was asked about, you know, what, what was, you know, why did he spend so much time, you know, sitting there remembering Allah, He said, that heavy royalty, you know, this is my nourishment. And if I wasn't to nourish myself in this way, that you know, suck like the Kuwaiti that my my, my
strength would go away from me.
So we need to realize that a lot of data did not send the Quran for us for the purpose of you know, reciting it and memorizing it only, right? But rather, he sent it as a means to, to, to help us to constantly motivate ourselves and to want to strive, you know, and to make take care of ourselves and to, you know, to keep ourselves focused, and helping us to not lose sight of our main purpose in striving for al Qaeda.
And the last main benefit I'm gonna mention just quickly now is how the Quran puts Baraka in your life, but we have to realize that the words of Allahu Taala are the most blessed and that and therefore, whoever you know, recites them and memorizes them and implements them, they'll find Baraka in the life. So Subhanallah, you'll see the baraka, Allah, who will put in your home, the baraka, who put in your family, the baraka, He'll put you know, in your risk, and in all of your affairs, inshallah. And like, one of the things we mentioned the beginning, you know, like, a lot of people are saying that, you know, I'm so busy, I don't have time for the Quran, but they don't
realize that the Quran actually gives you Baraka in your time and it gives you Baraka in your life.
So, you need to realize that, you know, basically without the Quran in your life, you won't truly taste the true taste of this life. Because you've turned away from that connection that you need to have with Allah azza wa jal, and this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us about that person with no Quran. They basically like a destroyed one house in Allah the Laserfiche geography he shaped on minerals boron can pay to haunt him that the one who doesn't have Quran in them is like the destroyed house or the ruined house. So this is like the person without the Quran the life there'll be like spiritually devoid, Subhan Allah so this is just a brief introduction into
you know, what is the Quran and what is the significance of the Quran?
In the benefits we get out of the Quran inshallah
inshallah disciple head on Jamal and I believe those are very important points that was raised.
You know, finding the Quran is a source of motivation. And this is very this is so important because the Quran is part of our daily lives and our weekly lives and also the, the fact that he grants Baraka in our lives when we complain that we're so busy and yet the Quran helps us through lives and through our daily business.
Our next question we have
for shutter med den, so this is directed to our audience, so university students in Australia, so why is it important to focus on the relationship between you as a university student and apart? And so why? Why is it important that we have to maintain the relationship between the Quran and never let it go? for university students?
It's Miller and hamdulillah Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. While earning he also had Marian.
I'd like to start by reminding the audience of the verse of Allah where it says Smilla rahmanir rahim. Yeah, you heard it was so Giovanni Allah He was truly either there or complement your neocon
are you who believe, respond to the
study will you know when you're also respond to Allah subhanaw taala and His Messenger when he calls you to that which brings you life to that which awakens you.
And we're talking here about the spiritual life.
And so this is where we are coming from when we're talking about connecting with the whole earth and our relationship with the Quran. We need to be mindful of the fact that this is Allah subhanaw. Taala is revelation to mankind until the end of the times. So when we've established for ourselves that last part that exists, that he is the controller of this universe, the Creator, the Sustainer. And we've also established that he's the only one that is worthy of worship.
I guess, Tenet, or belief is that he must announce and proclaim His commandments to his creation.
And this is done through revelation. And it has been done through previous revelations, but then Allah subhanaw taala has sent down this whole urn
methodically Medina, demon Okeechobee, Mohammed Ali, it confirms and reaffirms the message or the primary message of the previous scriptures. But also Mohammed and Allah, it also supersedes those scriptures. And is basically the overrides the specifics of the of the legislation that was sent down previously. So that's the significance of this code. And it's Allah subhanaw taala is final revelation to us. And it's in that respect. It is, you know, he doesn't speak to us directly, we don't hear him, but ultimately, when we are looking for answers to our various confusions in our lives, you know, it's, it's somewhere in the Quran, basically, the plan does have the answers to
those existential questions that we might have.
And, you know, this is because the wisdoms and the principles of the Quran are timeless. Allah subhanaw taala says kita when argument to whom opposed to that middle agent, Hakeem and hobby,
that this is a book, whose verses have been perfected, and then detailed from one who is always and all acquainted.
And this guidance that we're talking about, that comes through the Quran, it basically
it appealed to us both intellectually and spiritually.
Of course, you know, in this life and especially when it comes to university students who are exposed to all sorts of ideas and ideologies,
the Quran serves as a compass. Yes, the human mind is quite magnificent in terms of what it can achieve. Intellect is a very great blessing of Allah subhanaw taala, but it needs to be guided otherwise it will fall astray.
And so and this is why Allah subhanaw taala describes to earn as a follow on as a criterion he says developer can lead in Israel for honor Allah either de Hakuna de la isla Mina de la, Praise be to the one who sent down the full con, the criterion upon his slave meaning. The Prophet SAW Allah Allah He was ultimately Hakuna denial Amina de la in order that he may be a warner to all people
through this plan, basically.
and even when the Prophet SAW Selim even though the Prophet salallahu Salam had a very supreme level of intellect, Allah subhanaw taala points out that
he could never attain guidance with his intellect alone. And that's why he tells us or he
informs his prophet Cyrus, in sort of Shula. He says, look at that eco hyena elite code or Han min and Marina mer, Quinta de mal kita Abu al Iman, what I can Jalna who run the mayhem and Nisha Amina and bernadina It says, We have basically
sent down to you an inspiration from our command mercury into the milky tebal image you would not have known what is Al Kitab? What is the book, nor will imagine is lucky would never have known. Amen. Through your own means. When I can dial now, when all on NDB madness, show me know you Bernina but we have made this plan a lights through which we guide whomsoever we wish from our slaves.
And so we see the our needs for that guidance. It's it's not something we can achieve through our own faculties alone.
And we see this theme expressed in various terms throughout the Quran. So a lot we in the previous versus the last month has described it as a war Medina and also as a light upon the Jacobin Allah He Nordal lucky table mobian. And, you know, it's obviously a figurative light. It's a light that provides clarity and provides perspective and a sense of emotional security. And that takes the person out of a little bit out of the darkness is the multiple sources of darkness in a node.
When it comes to darkness, there is when a person finds themselves in darkness, they feel confused, they feel doubtful they feel anxious and fearful. But then when they have that source of light, they're able to find the clarity and perspective and direction in their lives.
But then, is this something that everyone can achieve through the Quran? Does the someone achieve these outcomes by simply opening up a must have and reciting the letters that occur on those pages?
And this product does mention that it's not exactly for everyone, Allah subhanaw taala says who the little champion, it is guidance to animal Delta in those who
God conscious and are also pious, and mindful of Allah subhanaw taala.
And elsewhere, he says, we're living together with Adam Buddha, those who sought guidance, Allah subhanaw taala.
has guided and so there has to be an initiative that's to be that drive and that sincerity to seek guidance from Allah subhanaw taala it's not for everyone for everyone.
And that's why almost Madonna has said that it's it causes misguidance Why is why is it alone? You're gonna have to deal with that. But when it comes to the disbelievers What am I Ladino cathodal Well, I'm gonna feel a little bit muddled and fuzzy that home, Regis and Isla Regency him, it was the those who have disease in their hearts, meaning the manipulation, it causes them to
magically fall into greater misguidance God has misguidance upon misguidance in fact, and so it's compounded misguidance
and so this is the perspective we need to have with regard to the Quran it's, it's something about or it's, it's meant to revive us and awaken us spiritually and intellectually and be a source of emotional support, especially like and didn't really touch on the emotional aspect. When it comes to the emotional aspect. Las Vegas is one of those it'll be helpful to any man who has you felt what that meant to them what meaning it's a form of treatment was a source of mercy from Allah subhanaw taala. What is what is equal volume in a law for sale and that's sort of that that final part of that verse
illustrates what I was mentioning earlier about it being a source of ruin and destruction to
the misguided auto to the disbelievers. It says at the end of that verse, Allah azido Bali Mina, Illa salah, it only increases the oppressors
in ruin and in loss.
And so, the sincerity is required, if you have that sincerity. If you have
the earnestness in seeking Allah subhanaw taala as guidance then almost perfect
Will inshallah guide you through this plan. And you will read that those benefits be the heater Isla Upolu commonly heard though as offered along now the money will come for still for doing the whole affordable home
Jessica will love her and chacha, Merle Dean for the beautiful
for the beautiful introduction and how we can use the Quran as a compass to navigate us through our lives.
So as Muslim youth,
they face many challenges and obstacles. So then they may they face many obstacles in building and developing the relationship with the Quran.
So we have our next question for Chef Joe Melodien. Once again, so we have often young people who they try to invest extra time and energy during Ramadan to strengthen the relationship with the Quran. But once cinema Dawn is over, life can easily get in the way and the Eman boost that comes with Ramadan is often diminished.
So do you have any advice for university students to help navigate their busy lifestyle? So there's often that time where
during Ramadan, it's like to have this boost? And then towards the end? I went once Ramadan finishes, you just goes downhill. So what are some ways that we can pick it up again?
Just so that we wouldn't lose that connection with the Quran? Yeah, well, firstly, I mean, Ramadan is supposed to be a time when we increase our a better overall, you know, and the prophets I said I'm would increase his worship in Ramadan, so that in and of itself isn't an issue, the issue is
having some sort of consistency after Ramadan, you know, so it doesn't have to be at the same intensity at the same level of momentum, as during Ramadan. But the main thing is to have something in place. And that can be achieved by just having a manageable daily schedule, or having a daily routine, when it comes to the end.
It doesn't have to be several hours, it doesn't have to be even a whole hour, it could be just something that, you know, one tries to fit into their schedule. In fact, when I was in university, one thing I will do is try to revise my port and on the train to university University. And so you can, you know, you can sort of fit and work around your schedule in that manner. You know, you don't necessarily have to be
exclusive time to the plan, you know, it could be while you're doing something else, if you know if it's something like travel, for example.
So you try to find that time, and you try to keep that as consistent as possible. The main thing is consistency, it's not so much about quantity, especially if that quantity is something that you can't keep up for more than a few days. If you have that sudden burst of, of motivation and, and inspiration, I guess the main thing is in two months time in three months time and so forth. Are you keeping up a consistent routine when it comes to the home? So yeah, having a daily Well, that's, that's absolutely important. And sticking to that word, finding that balance. And I think one thing I'd like to highlight is the importance of not only revising, so if you've memorize several legends
that in particular,
it's really important that you find, you know, that delicate balance between revising, and retaining whatever you've memorized previously, and also moving forward and also covering new sources and a desert and not remaining or not, I guess, limiting yourself to simply maintaining what's already memorized.
So, you know, I guess one thing I would recommend is perhaps, you know, aiming for 5050 balance, you know, trying to revise half the time that you can dedicate to one and also
dedicating the remaining half to,
to memorizing new sources and new verses of the Quran.
And that's irrespective of how much you can achieve within a timeframe. The main thing is that the timeframe is specific. And it's not something you
are pushing off or
the main thing is that it's prioritized in your daily schedule we're talking about, I mean, we often talk about you know, the Quran being neglected after Ramadan. It's because we are putting other things ahead of the Quran we think this can wait but other things can't wait. But we need to realize we need to lock the Quran into our schedules if it's not locked in. If it's not made a priority then naturally we'll find something else to prioritize and it'll get pushed down and won't be revisited until the following Ramadan, and disciple may well well
You know, continue indefinitely. So yeah, make the whole no priority in your daily schedule. Give it that time, lock it in.
And I think that's, that's perhaps the most important thing. But whether it's for university students or people who are working, even if you're working full time, I think you can perfectly, it's perfectly possible to fit the whole end in, you know, doing like an hour of what and for example, after February, if you can dedicate that, you know, there'll be very amazing if you can keep that up consistently.
does Aquila here and Chateau mal for the advice. And, yeah, I think it's really important that after Ramadan finishes, we should always maintain the consistency regardless of the amount. So as long as it's consistent, and it's done on a daily basis. Keeping that consistency is important. And Erie really, really reminds me of the Hadith that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi. Salam has mentioned that Allah subhanaw taala loves those actions that are small but consistent. And I think that's really important, especially when it comes to implementing the recitation of the Quran during Ramadan, and also outside of Ramadan.
So that consistency is key
in Inshallah, and that helps us keep that connection, outside Ramadan, with the Quran outside Ramadan.
Our next question we have for Schaffer on jamberoo. Dean.
So all of us experience Eman, highs and lows. So do you have any recommendations whenever getting these natural event fluctuations in the hopes of staying motivated, and committed to the plan beyond Ramadan?
Yeah, sure, inshallah. So look, we first of all have to realize that, you know, you're not always going to feel motivated, you know, to want to recite,
but what, when the Quran has become a life habit for you, and you've tasted the sweetness, you know, that you've tasted that sweetness of what it feels like when you recite it, especially if you're reciting it from your heart, right? When you've memorized it. Okay, I'm not saying memorize the whole Quran, but what you've memorized from it, you do get a sense of sweetness Pamela, when you whenever you have, whenever you recite what you've memorized, and you and also when you've experienced what the Quran does in your, for you in your life, right. And so, you'll know that, you know, by keeping up your routine with the Quran, that's what's actually going to help you maintain
your email in the first place. Right, but I just wanted to also go back to some some tips as well of how to stay consistent, you know, after after Ramadan.
First of all, like, you know, how to stay consistent, you know, once you once you have realized your need for Quran, right, so the main issue of why people are not able to stay consistent, is they really, it shows they really have not realized their need for Quran yet. Right. As I was saying before, the once you've realized how much you are in need for the Quran, you will make it a priority. Okay, when someone who knows their need for something that will make her they will make it a priority, right? So and then you need to consider your day, you know, everybody has to consider their own individual day and work out which 20 minutes or which hour are you going to designate for
the Quran. Because most people it's going to most likely be strapped to fudge, or it could be you know, first thing in the morning when they wake up like nine o'clock, 10 o'clock, something like that. Or it could be it could be going before going to bed, right? So you got to designate a certain time, that's, that's your time for Quran. Now, you also have to have an alternative time for when you missed that time, because things come up in life, right? So you gotta have an alternative fallback time use when you you're not able to make your original time. The other thing is to understand that everybody has bad days, right? Everybody has busy periods in life. And sometimes you
just don't find that you just don't find time the whole day passes, maybe a couple of days pass because you just chaos is going on in life. Right? But the main thing is that your default you have a default time, you know, with the Quran, you know, what I'm trying to say is your your default time with the Quran should be there for you. You know, I'm trying to say that once that chaos has passed, you go back to your normal,
you know, normal sort of routine with the Quran. Okay, you always come back to that.
So that's really important. And then the other thing is to that most people are going to need some type of Quran class or program to keep themselves on track. So you have to really take proactive measures to pretty much force yourself to stay on this path. Like maybe you know, don't you feel more motivated? Right, and that's natural. However, after Ramadan, what am I going to be doing? What how am I going to be proactive in
In helping myself to maintain and keep on that, keep on that system with the Quran right? Another thing that really helps people is setting personal goals.
If you set personal goals for yourself, you know you have certain goals in like wanting to perfect your reputation for example or you know you're working towards any Jaza in reciting the Quran or you want to memorize a certain portion of the Quran, right? When you're constantly working towards a certain Quran bowl, that's what pushes you to keep busy with the Quran because you're working towards those goals. And the other thing is, everybody should be thinking about like think about where were you in your journey where how far have you reached your journey this Ramadan that just passed when you're in when you're in Ramadan? Or just past? What how far have you come in your
journey so far? And where do you now need to go? Where do you where do you need to move to, to to have improved by next year's Ramadan? So this is what you should be also thinking about. And one thing I also advise a lot of my students is that even if you can't make your goal to memorize the whole Quran, then make your goal to at least memorize for example, does Amma certain molk you know, sort of gas. So Ali Imran, you know, sort of Bukhara, those main, you know, those main
sections of the Quran that have huge rewards, right. And one more thing I want to mention as well, something I meant to mention,
first of all, for the sisters, that you may have heard about the Korea app that was released in in Ramadan.
A lot of sisters have been feeling a renewed connection to the Quran, through hearing the voices, other female researchers, and that is very powerful in for sisters to use in helping them to, you know, to want to also learn how to recite the Quran as well.
So that's another that's another thing I wanted to mention.
So those those are a few ways of how we can keep ourselves on track and show on track after Ramadan with our with our Quran journey, and
inshallah check Jamel could also maybe explained to you as well,
that, you know, Hamdulillah you know, my husband, also, you know, actually
spent about seven years basically designing a whole
a whole website, all geared towards or geared towards helping people you know, refined, refined and memorization.
I'll just put that over. You speak about that inshallah? Sure. Yeah. So just continuing on that topic. Did you want to speak with? Yeah, I was just gonna allow you to go ahead. Yep. Yeah. Yeah, cuz I want to, we want to hear about things shallow. It's very interesting.
Yeah, so I think yeah, as my mom was mentioning,
the reality is, you know, even though we talked about consistency,
the whole process, the experience, and the lived reality of memorizing and revising a plan is that it's a very painstaking process. There are going to be setbacks, you are going to memorize a page and then come the following day and find that you're just blanking out and finding the page unfamiliar.
You that tends to happen, and it's quite a common experience.
And you may be even like an absolute beginner when it comes to the plan.
And regardless of where you are in
in terms of learning the plan, I'd like to remind everyone of the Hadith that with Imam Imam Bukhari and Muslim report in there. So he has seen that the Prophet SAW Selim and this is reported by what Allah sorry, by shot all around her that the prophesy Salam said, Allah the ecological Ana, well, who I met, he wouldn't be here massif Allah to kill me, Bella, what are the epsilon Khurana way at a dark Darrell fee? Well, who are they he sharpen level agilon that the one who is proficient in the recitation of the Quran will be with the honorable and obedient ones.
So that's for the one who is proficient. But then
even if you're not proficient, the process that I mentioned that there is a reward. So he mentions, he who recites the Quran and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best, you know, he's striving and doing his best regardless of the obstacles, then you will have to rewards who have a reward for the recitation and also a reward for the effort.
don't lose heart, you know, keep it up. Insha Allah and Allah subhanaw taala will give you that support and tofield and as my mom was mentioning, you know, hundreds my father, when he learned hand has launched a website that would assist anyone who is basically trying to memorize and consolidate their
memorization of the Quran. The website is l n test.com. So a LQRAN test t e. S t.com. And this website is compatible with desktop computers, laptop computers and also tablet devices is not compatible with mobile devices.
Just given the particular layout that that and then the format that it uses.
So, this website is basically it's comprised of many 1000s of
both multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks questions, you know, all sorts of different questions have different and you can also choose different difficulty levels, you can choose which pages that you'd like to test yourself on.
And so this inshallah is a very useful tool that you could use to
really consolidate your Harefield insha Allah. So the idea would be to memorize a particular portion of the Quran, it could be a sword, it could be a dress, and then once you feel reasonably confident with the quality of your memorization, you can put that to the test and take a particular test that is specific to that portion of the plan and see how you go and really see and identify any any possible faults that you may not have been aware of in your household. And this can Inshallah, I guess, fast track your
pursuit for proficiency in Billings, Montana.
I mean, which is cool, Oh, hold on to both showhome Jemelle and shift J man. And I really, on behalf of everyone are really thank you for sharing this website and Inshallah, we will try to share it to as many people as possible so that they can benefit in memorizing the Quran and to consolidate the memorization
and to pick up the mistakes and test themselves. And I really believe this is such an important process, especially when it comes to memorizing,
especially personally for myself as well.
Test testing you and memorization is very important to make sure that the half of the string, the memorization, remains strong, and to pick up mistakes.
So the next steps that we can take so we have our last question for showhome, Gemma on jamaludin. So after establishing a solid relationship with the Quran, so how can we actually embody its teachings and implement it into our lives? So how do we go about the practicality of the Quran? Yeah, sure. Look, so first of all, you know, we need to be actively reflecting upon the meanings of the yet when we recite them, if we're going to be embodying the teachings, then obviously, we need to be reflecting actively, when we're reciting the Quran or revising the Quran right? Now, one of the mistakes a lot of people make is they tend to focus only when it comes to, you know, reading the
Quran, they tend to just focus with, you know, on the reading with their eyes, and like they paying attention to the letters in the text reads, but they neglect to also read it with what you could say the eyes of their heart. Alright, so, you know, as we're reciting, we need to be asking ourselves all the time constantly, you know, what is Allahu Taala teaching me through this idea? You know, how can I implement this idea in you know, in my life
and remind yourself that the main objective behind reciting the Quran and memorizing it is actually to act upon it, you know, implement in our life and this is why we see that Aisha Radi Allahu Han has said about the Prophet salallahu Salam Khanna Hanako Al Quran like that his character was the Quran. That's how, you know, that's how he was implementing the Quran in every aspect, you know, of his, of his being Subhan Allah.
And then the second thing too, is to remind yourself that Al Quran who did to look out like, like, the Quran will be either a, you know,
you no evidence, either for you or against you. So this is something really scary to think about, you know, every year you're reciting and reading is going to be either a witness for you or against you on your piano, right? So what's the use of all that Quran if it doesn't go beyond a person's throat, so that if men protect us all from that, but you know, if a person's words and actions are the opposite of what they're reciting of what they've memorized, so that's, that's, that's scary. You know, I'm trying to say to think that that whatever you've memorized, whether you're reciting is actually becomes a witness against you rather than for you on your piano and, you know, we see the
Sahaba that, you know, they had the greatest fear of that, right, and that's why we said it. They wouldn't even move to memorize in the next 10 verses until
They had ensured that that acted on those first 10 verses. That's how, you know, conscientious they were of that right and look at a little dial in the branches in the men what we know now Lilina either looky Rola Whoa, what do you that poodle boom, why either to retaliate him Aya to that home Imana while there won't be him yet what can right? You know, those are believers are the ones who when they, you know, when they remember a lot of their hearts become, you know, they tremble their hearts, you know, tremble, what either to do daily him a year to like when the as of Allahu taala, you know, recited,
their email is increased. So they, you know, the, the Quran should first of all be affecting our hearts, and we recite it and revise it, memorize it, and then that effect on our hearts should then turn into action.
So it's not enough just to, you know, to get tears from the Quran, you know, this should be actually, you know, an action with the body as well not, you know, that the heart, you know, the the true effect on the heart leads to action of the body.
And if I may, perhaps add on to that,
you know, and this, this illustrates, you know, what my mum was mentioning, you know, that really, it just illustrates that there are multiple juries we have towards the Quran, you know, it's not simply a matter of reading, it's not a matter of just understanding, of course, understanding is absolutely essential. I mean, it's basically the prerequisite to implementation and application in our daily lives. And I mean, of course, on the point of understanding, you know, there comes the issue of, you know, if you're not an Arabic speaker, what do you do, then?
No doubt, you know, I mean, the very straightforward solution to that would be to consult a reliable and, and decent translation of the Quran. And some of the more recommended ones.
There's the clinical, sorry, it's called the clinical and by Mohammed hotplug. That's one of the more recommended translations. And there's also a multiplayer with many is translation, and that includes some commentary. So those are two, I guess, more highly recommended translations of the Quran that perhaps do better to capture the meanings of the verses in English.
And when we're talking about the duties, or our duties towards the Quran becomes the issue of
you know, if you fail to fulfill those duties, then you may be falling into hedges forsaking in the Quran. Allah Subhana Allah mentions in social football, what color was Zulu? Yeah, I'll be in Tomita, who heard the enemy doula. And the messenger said,
Oh, my Lord, My people have taken this this call and as something to be forsaken and abandoned. And I guess elaborating on this. On this first,
if not by him, Rahim, Allah mentions in his first words, that there are multiple types of withdrawn of forsaking in the Quran. Some of these includes, you know, the very straightforward case of forsaking listening to the Quran.
And, you know, actually listening to not simply just hearing it with your ears, but actually trying to comprehend and understanding its meaning. That's, that's obviously assuming that the person understands Arabic to some reasonable level, that there is forsaking or abandoning, applying it applying what what can be immediately applied
in one's daily life.
And another form can be contemplation, you know, so above and beyond just understanding the meaning is contemplation trying to find how the Quran can be made self relevant to yourself. And of course, we're talking about issues that don't require a family and ambushed ahead to basically derive rulings on specific issues from the Quran we're talking about, especially when it comes to spiritual matters, you know, matters of the heart matters of Eman and he felt, you know, like, you know, examining one's one's heart and soul for potential, you know, whatever diseases there may be in one's heart. You know, those issues of Eman and self purification and takia you know, those are
things that one can immediately apply when reciting Quran and being prompted and when prompted by Allah subhanaw taala. To do so, will love Darla Adam.
Chef Jamel Dean and Chef Jamel,
thank you for
telling us and sharing with us tips and ways as to how we can practice the Quran in our lives. And that is very important, as we've learned, just as important as reading and memorizing the Quran.
itself, how can we implement it in our daily lives? So now in sha Allah, we'll be moving on to our q&a session from the comments that we have received so far in Facebook.
So the first question that we have Smilla Rahmanir Rahim, what is the best method to do tetherball? And or understand what we've memorized? So I believe that's
something that we've just covered now.
But just in summary, just in a few dot points
can the interviewer can offer feel free to answer the question?
Okay, so I'll go ahead and Sharla Yeah, yeah. I mean, we're not talking about the devil, we're talking, you know, as I mentioned, is it's not just understanding the immediate meaning and don't direct meaning of verses, it's also trying to,
I guess, make itself relevant to answer Yeah, to make itself relevant.
You know, in some shape, or form, you know, so if we're talking about, even if it's, you know, talking about the stories of prophets, and if we're talking about the story of, of the people of Norway, or the people that had
it, and we see, like, all we read about, you know, the punishment that the people experienced as a result of their disbelief in the last part, I know, we, it's supposed to, even though we are believers, and you know, they were just believers, you know, but nonetheless, you know, the believer tries to,
I guess, be mindful of the fact that lots of other, you know, you know, is all powerful and,
you know, he can punish and and his punishment is severe. And if that's his punishment in this life, well, what about his punishment in the hereafter, you know, so those are some, I guess, reflections you can make on those sorts of stories, even though they occurred in the past, to a disbelieving nation. And we can also talk about, you know, the, I mean, even though yes, they were disbelievers, they rejected and sometimes even, you know, evicted the prophets, and messengers from the cities. But let's talk about the diseases of the soul. Beyond just the shock aspects, you know, what about the arrogance? What about the conceit?
Now, I don't for secular philosophy, writing healthy portfolio management Domina, who, as far as you know, Allah mentioned a bit odd. They were arrogant, and aloof, you know, and they, they saw themselves as so
I guess, powerful and, and self sufficient in the land, and they said, Man, I should do me, number one, who is more powerful than us, you know, this was the self image, you know, that is such a considered image of themselves. And, you know, we sort of can reflect this, we can sort of reflect on that bias by looking at ourselves, do we have that conceit? Do we see ourselves as being
I don't know, like, greater than then the life size. I've got the exact expression for that. But we need to we need to really put ourselves in perspective and be mindful of,
I guess, you know, examine our hearts for any possible diseases and that sort of thing. Although Alan
is just like, Zack, let's head chef Jim.
So we have just a few minutes left.
We've got some very quick questions. So
about this, try to do a record and see if we can smasher a question in a minute or two.
A very quick one. How do we use the website? Do we need to register? So is any registrations with regards to alkaline test.com?
As far as I know, you do register? Yeah.
It's pretty straightforward inshallah.
Yep. And the next question. So for Chef on jamaludin as a revert was there any relationship between embracing Islam and the Quran?
Was there any relationship in
so I believe what the question is trying to ask is that
when when embracing Islam was the Quran effector didn't play a role in actually the Quran was a major factor. I lived in a time that was back in a time when there was no internet no very hard to find any reliable sources for for Muslims back then very hard to find a practicing Muslims that could actually tell you in you know, give you an informed
knowledge about Islam.
So Subhanallah I just happen to be at someone's house who you know they weren't practicing was
It was but the father had brought home a copy of the translation of the Quran. And I just asked if I could read it out of my curiosity. And basically, it was an I didn't even know you could convert to Islam, I didn't even know that, you know, it's possible to, you know, for an Australian to be a Muslim, never heard of that we didn't hear we didn't hear about reverts back then. So basically,
I just started reading the translation And subhanAllah like, Allah put in my heart that that was, that was the truth, you know, when I read that, you know, that only Salah Salem was, was was a human and he, you know, he used to eat, and he used to, you know, his, his mother and him, you know, that they both used to eat and, you know, they had human traits they weren't, they couldn't have couldn't have been God or the son of God or anything like that. And, and, you know, Prophet Muhammad doesn't was a final messenger like that, that just all fell in my heart. And I didn't know what to do with that, or where to go with that. But I just knew that that was the truth. So that was my first
introduction to Islam. It wasn't actually through Muslims, like I said, it was, it was exactly through the translation of the Quran Alhamdulillah. And then I just kept on reading until, you know, eventually Al Hamdulillah like I was, you know, Allah opened it for me to actually finally find some people that knew what they were talking about. And
yeah, but it took a long time
and handling now.
So hello, that's very interesting. on Java.
It's like, how the could n is a guide And subhanAllah it has guided you towards the true Legion Islam and how Allah subhanaw taala has brought you towards the right path, so Hanalei.
Especially when I hear about these stories, you know, it just amazes all of us.
Mind, I just want to say something because I wish I didn't have the privilege of of having Arabic when I was growing up with Arabic, it's a huge difference. And this is this, this is a message for all my sisters and brothers that don't have Arabic because I don't really feel that my Arabic speaking sisters and brothers really have an idea of what it's like not to have Arabic, you know what I mean? And, and just to say that, you know, the Quran can really affect your heart, even if you don't, even if you don't have you know, the Arabic it can still affect your heart. But obviously, obviously, the more you grow in your Arabic, absolutely, absolutely, the impact on your
heart is far, far greater. Like the way I compare it is if you hear you know, Allahu Akbar, and you hear someone saying Allah is the Greatest, it's completely different the effect that has on you, that's how it is when you recite the Quran in Arabic. So I do really encourage all my sisters and brothers, even if I know it's a struggle, it's going to take years it's taking me absolutely years, I'm gonna be honest with you, it took me 20 years to memorize the Quran and Hamdulillah I know the answer is I'm mentioning that is because it's been a real struggle, and it taking me absolutely years to also learn Arabic as well, but we're lucky it's worth it. And just remember that what you
get as reward, like, the panel, I feel is that there's a wisdom behind that, like, a lot of people they've been given Arabic From birth, and they take it for granted. And they don't actually even you know, strive, whereas if you don't have it often those people you know, they have to struggle much harder and and that's, that's really a gift from Allah because maybe aluminum Allah opened that way for you to get even more hands on that. Inshallah. So just I just want you to give encouragement to everybody in Shama
in Sharla, and JazakAllah, heard for those words, shaker whom Jamal, I think that's really important. For those who don't have an Arabic background especially, don't be disheartened. Obviously put effort and strive and Allah Santana looks at the effort.
So chef, on on Jamel in the introduction, I forgot to mention, you do have a BA in theater, no soul from El Medina international uni. And also that you're in, in your second year of your masters in Warsaw and you're also an official member of ethnic destroyer, national Imams council. So can you tell us a bit about about that and
how you worked your way towards that.
hamdulillah like to honestly it's been a very, very, very long journey.
I actually applied at the more Quran when I was 22
I went to Saudi Arabia and I was I was absolutely passionate about getting a degree.
But Subhanallah it was extremely difficult path. I'll be honest, for females, it's very, very difficult path. But hamdu lillah Allahu Taala wanted me instead to take the path of Quran first of all, and I always say Subhan Allah, perhaps if I had have just done that Shediac degree to start with, I might have you ever gone down the path of Quran Al Hamdulillah Allah bless my life boy, I was, you know, he opened the path for me through studying at Darryl Buddha in Judah. So I studied there. I you know,
eventually got my Jazza through shaker Karima, who's a student of shame and suede, and will la Hill Hamdulillah that was a huge blessing because that then enabled me to teach my children the Quran. And you know, and keep going with the Quran myself. And, and I kept on going in that path and learning Arabic. And I started learning after I did a degree in Arabic actually, I then started studying Mattoon, from from the scholars based in Saudi Arabia, until at Hamdulillah, you know, finally Subhanallah, I never dreamed it would actually happen, because I actually got to the point where I thought it's never gonna happen. But I heard about this opportunity to study. Finally, get a
shout out to Dr. Degree, lots of Michelle here actually getting their CDL degree through this university. And this is finally opening up a door for a lot of sisters, because for sisters, it's been very difficult to find anywhere to get a quote, like, you know, an official *tier degree, you don't try to say, so mean for the lady to Allah. Finally, I graduated about I think it's been two, almost two years now. And now I got because, you know, this doors opened, I thought, you know, what, and we had COVID. So I decided, you know, I'm going to keep going in and I'm going to ensure that my masters now especially my kids are, you know, they're pretty much all grown up. So it's a
chance for me to, you know, really take the opportunity. And, you know, and continue this, you know, while I can because this is big, this has always been my passion. And I never gave up and hamdullah a lot knew my intention. And he's now opened the door for me and humbly, not
on demand for sharing the project, sharing your story, and I hope Bismillah that it serves as an encouragement and a source of motivation, especially for sisters,
to go and pursue the path of knowledge in Ireland, to study and to study Sharia.
Because regardless of whether a person has a brother or a sister,
in seeking knowledge is, is compulsory upon each and every single one of us. And it's good to hear that this is opportunities, especially for sisters, to go and study. So that they can gain knowledge that they can earn rewards, and then they can go back and teach that knowledge and spread the knowledge towards the community. And that's something that's very important. And in sha Allah, I have really happened in the future that
we see both brothers and sisters thrive with knowledge and spirit,
the aim and the deen and, and, and give our tools to people from all walks in sha Allah.
So inshallah we'll be ending our panel over here
once again, because I can below head on cheer her on Jamaluddin and Chef, Gemma Dean, for being here tonight to share your wisdom, your knowledge and your tips and advice on how to maintain our relationship with the Quran after Ramadan after shattered the Quran after the month of the Quran,
tips on how to maintain the consistency and use that as a source of motivation.
So once again, I thank the both of you for joining us tonight.
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