11 Ways To Connect To The Quran
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Quran moclobemide coolly Muslim, every Muslim when asked to reflect upon the verses of the Quran, but not every Muslim was asked to interpret every verse in the Quran. The interpretation of the Quran is a science while the reflection and that bar is an ability. It is how can you connect to the verse? How can you reflect upon these verses and you make it something that move your heart? Not a tough series is about you understanding the meaning fully, and to know how to drive the rules from the verse. But to double Quran is not about how to drive the rules is about how to drive lessons from the verse from the story. How can you be inspired by the verse? How can this verse change
something in you? So that's what the brutal Quran is all about. And if you look at, as I said today, that the purpose behind sending the Quran is for us to reflect upon these verses.
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this is a blessed book, which We have revealed to you that they might reflect upon its verses and that those understanding would be reminded. And Allah subhana wa Taala told us in so many verses, why we don't reflect upon the verses then do they not reflect upon the Quran in surah 47 Verse 24 para to be Rahim Allah was a great scholars and Delos who moved later on to Egypt. Kyla Kennett had who whom, yeah and your Rasul Allah He was happy, and for him and Allah will Buka home for men. If you want to describe how the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim with the Prophet sallallahu salams how they looked like when they read the Quran, when they recited the verses of the Quran, they use
to have deep understanding of the verses and have a fear from Allah subhanho wa taala. With tears comes down from their eyes. As Allah Subhana Allah said in the Quran, Paul mean will be He Allah to me No, in Medina
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The people of knowledge when they hear the verses when they hear to the Quran, what it will do to them, it will make their heart shaking and it will make them go into sujood they fall into sudo prostrating before Allah subhanaw taala glorifying Allah Subhana Allah realizing that the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala is true, they cry, and they are in tears while the saying that and only the verses increase the horseshoe or increase their fear from Allah subhanho wa taala. Why is Tamim? Why is it daddy Rahima hula what are the Allah and one of the parts of southern companion? He would spend the whole entire night the whole entire night reading one verse, repeating the same verse. So
what do you think it hit if eating the same verse again? And again? That means someone reflecting upon the meaning of this verse and that verse was a massive Alladhina deterra who say at a Naja Allah whom can Latina Armand Hammer Oh, sorry hat. So I'm here whom? Allah ma to whom? Sir, am I a common? Those who do bad those who do wrong? Think that they will be like the believers who do good they will be equal their life their death?
No way they will never be the same. And that the verse that kept him thinking about it the whole entire night, you know, one of the prophets of salaam companions and so he spent the whole night reading Kulu Allahu Ahad and keep repeating it.
And when the process was heard about that, he asked them and why did he do that for? He said, Because I know this is the description of Allah. And I just love to read this verse. And I kept repeating in the whole night. And in the visa Salam said, Let him let it be known that this man also loved by Allah subhanho wa Taala I mean when he said I traveled with a bus from Mecca to Medina, for Canada. Oh my goodness.
When laid, he will spend half of the night praying in the night Yakata O'Hara fun haha yeah Becky were to smell the Hoonah Shiva he will recite very slowly and you will hear him crying in the middle of the night. Alpha Lindner he
is how come no Brahim described him by sea cannot get to HeZI Natasha here, his recitation of the Quran will sound like someone in tears in a very soft and very slow Mr. Silla, go very smooth. Can I know who you have people in Santa, as if he's speaking to someone and someone talking to him. That's how he described his recitation. Every time he passed by a verse talking about dinner, he will pause and when he asked the last part that added to intergender, anytime he passed by a verse speaking about hellfire, he will pause and he will ask Allah protection from it. So this is a something that I wish I wish that all of us can reach at certain level, to make sure part of our citation, we might
not be able to do every time we read the Quran to reflect upon it 100%. But you might have sometimes you read fast and to finish certain use of the Quran. But you have to have a time or you read and you reflect upon the verse, or maybe during what you've been listening one verse, stick to your head, and you start thinking about it, and you make it something that you reflect upon. And here the big question is today, how can you do that when you don't know Arabic. And what I'm
offering you tonight, is principles that has nothing to do with the language. And I will tell you something, maybe we'll be surprised some of you these principles will allow those who don't speak Arabic, even more likely to have more trouble than who knows Arabic. How, because the one who's going to read the English translation, he's already reading a Tafseer. He's already reading the meaning of the verse, while the Arabic speaking when he hear the verse, Uri Allah and His Arabic language, which is can be very limited. While whoever wrote your translation is a very knowledgeable person of the meaning. So that's why he wrote the perfect meaning of the verse. So even the English
translation can give advantage to some of you, but definitely those who are familiar with the Arabic language and didn't understand the language there to the book can reach to a very high level.
And I said number one principle, the principle number one today anybody remember what it was it? Yes.
Make it the first of all, especially over other metal hyperbola. You feel that this is Allah subhanaw taala speaking to you directly,
you have to put this in your head, you have to feel this way. And when you know that it has to impact number one, that you will honor the message because it comes from someone that you respect so much that you love so much that your honor so much. Can you imagine if you get a letter from the president or a congressman or someone who's very well known, you will be very proud or you're the dean or your boss means a lot to you can you imagine a letter not a letter a book
will lie if someone signed a book for you just to sign the book for you. You will be so happy with the other road or rod that basically he signed the book for you What about someone Allah giving a whole book not signing the book he giving you the whole entire book for you? So that's number one, you psychologically start thinking this way that Allah speaking to you and that's something very special number two, every verse make it relate to you don't think of that story yet when you read the story of Musa Mohammed Salim something happened a 1000s of years ago or hundreds of years ago. Don't look at it something Allah telling us the story. No, he wants to tell you something. How me as
when it as as far as that as far as the mouth, whatever your name is, how can I relate to this? What are some hands on a woman need to know from this? On a give me an example this morning of that students who share with me his experience. He said Alicia, I finished the
exams and about to start the summer vacation. I knows how all this plan I said I'm gonna I'm highly motivated to do nothing. And so excited about just taking a big break in the summer. And when the Schiff read this verse, it truly hit me so hard for either federal funds or a lot of Big Pharma. When you finish that when you exhaust yourself in the worship of Allah. I said I'm thinking I finished my exam I should relax while I was nervous and when you finish, you should make your commitment to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala
So whenever you start making it so personal like this, your experience with the Quran will be completely different. And the second rule I mentioned, is the context in which the names and the attributes of Allah are mentioned. So you have to look at the verse, why Allah subhana, Allah brought these names or this name in this subject to relate to this verse, what's the connection? And the more you look into that the more you realize the beauty of it, I give you example, when Allah subhanaw taala talks about how to divide the inherited, who takes what and salt in the SAP. In the end, Allah subhanaw taala ended this verse, By simply by to mentioning two of Allah's names
Hekima in an email, that Allah Subhana Allah, the most wise, the most knowledgeable, so nobody can say, why woman take this much why men take that much why the wife take that much, why the Allah telling you after he divided all the inheritance, how the inheritor will take their share, he tells you that Allah subhanaw taala, the most knowledgeable the most wise, so that means these rules was made based on absolute wisdom. There is an absolute wisdom behind it. There is an absolute knowledge behind it. in College Park and Maryland.
The Imam over there was telling me how that Allah a family law, family lawyer, when he heard how will Quran speak about dividing the inheritance. He said I've been practicing law for so many years. If this law that you have in your Quran will be implemented, believe me most of our problems will be solved here.
I never seen any
law so wise like this.
make perfect sense the way it is.
Number three, the third principle.
And I mentioned several examples early today.
Early in the morning on the hotbar No, no, it doesn't hurt to give you one more example. I lost path Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah in M and will be minima and to be Falcone.
In fee ship or forsake fika whom Allahu Allah who was semi Oh Lonnie, and Allah Subhana Allah Allah telling us about those who might go against the teaching of ALLAH SubhanA data, and Allah will be sufficient sufficient for you against them. And he is the hearing and knowing he hears everything and he knows everything. So anytime you know that have an enemy out there. Okay, you have an enemy out there. If you hear what they say. And you know what they're plotting, you always feel safe. That's right. That's why intelligence community on the spy and people to hear what they say. Because in order if you hear what people saying, you always can know what the productive, if you have
knowledge of what they doing, you always feel safe. And Allah Subhana Allah now telling Muhammad wa salam, Allah will be sufficient for you. You ask, how can he be sufficient for me against us? Because he telling you that He hears everything.
And he knows everything. He knows every plot, he hears every conversation that they have.
Every argument that they raise heard by Allah's Madonna, known to Allah subhanaw taala. So if this is the case, I feel so comfortable dealing with Allah subhanaw taala and relying on him.
Allah combines these two names, as the previous verses spoke about
the febrile justification of the disbelievers. So Allah subhanaw taala shows how he hears and knows what they say and what do what they do, and well as their intention as well. So Allah subhanaw taala not only that, he protects you from them. Allah subhanaw taala knows what their intention for whatever they say or they claim
I'll call it the third the third principle
I would like you all was when you read the Quran when you've opened the most haven't read universe and you see multiple names of Allah more than one names. Always look at the connection between the two names.
Okay, so you see two names together look at what's the connection between these two why these two together?
Why Allah choose this two together, for instance? Yeah, well man who's
found a longing in home Sherry Lee Manuel Manuel Coolio Manila.
Allah Subhana Allah, it's very common in the Quran, he put these two names together, Aloha, hey, Aloha, the day they come for nothing concerning them while be concealed from Allah, to home belong everything this day to Allah look at the two names he mentioned now
to describe himself with the one and the prevailing
and wider kaha. The one and the prevailing alcohol is also could means the one who prevail, the one who's in control. Okay.
overpower the that's one of the meaning of alcohol. So, why you think these two names come together? Can you think? Tell me? Yes.
So he's the only one. And he's the only one overpowering everybody else? prevailing over everybody else, above everyone else. Anything else? How would that's the reflection, you see? Ask yourself, the one and the overpowering or the prevailing?
What would it be? Why would they come together?
The old always mentioned alongside together.
Because the overpowering or the prevailing a heart, like kings and leaders of this world only prevail and only have power due to other factors. That's right. They have armies, they have intelligence, they have money. That's wealth. Web Aneri armor is things damaged that make them overpower others. That's right. That's what make them have kaha in control of others. So in the other hand, Allah Subhana Allah Allah telling us, that Allah has power, it is in himself, not from something outside him.
His power over him power, overpowering others and prevailing over others not because they has a strong angels or strong armies. No, it is because himself Subhanak out is so complete, so powerful, and he needs nothing else other than Him. illustrate this uniqueness in his power. Allah subhanaw taala combines these two names together, the one and the overpower any he'll overpower everything by himself. Not through any assistance or help from anyone else.
I just make you respect Allah subhana wa Tada so much. Another two names comes a lot together. Which is Allah for an altitude? Or who Allah for Allah doo doo doo louder. She'll Maggi, the Lima URI.
Allah for the most forgiving and will do the most loving. You read any verse in the Quran, there is two names together, ask yourself why they are together. What do you think the correlation the relationship between he's the most forgiving and the most loving?
Because if he loves you, He forgives you. Okay, very good.
Very good. See Allah subhanaw taala want to encourage you to what?
To repent him That's right, to take to
show your regret for the sins that you commit. That's right. That's the point. So Allah subhanaw taala telling you two things about himself, that he forgives the sin. And he also loves the people who comes back to him because so many times you might forgive but you will never love that person who may hold on you.
You might forgive he did something wrong to me. I forgive him but you're not my friend anymore.
You know, I forgive you but you can't live with me anymore. I forgive you but the love never came back again. Due to the old days, because you hurt me. You have done something wrong to me. You disobeyed me? Allah Subhana Allah Allah wants to tell you this never the case with him.
He is the Most Forgiving, the Most Loving, and he brought the description of loving after forgiveness. So you will never ever think that no matter how many sins that you can make, it will make Allah subhanaw taala at one point, turn away from you
I will never accept you. As long as you come to him seeking His forgiveness truly and sincerely repenting to him, he will always welcome you He will always
willing to forgive you and to love you no matter how bad your sin was
to encourage you to repent
another number four
anytime there is descriptions in the Quran, multiple descriptions in the Quran.
Always look at these different descriptions. Look at what's the relationship between them and the order that they came in that added that allow Soph that image on your feet or tibia, Yanni philosophize, describe something with three descriptions. Always think the first the second, the third, what the first one means why the first comes before the second and the third, there is always a meaning that you can learn there is always a lesson that you can learn from that give you an example.
So I J. Minaya Dina Deena. Do you know what I met me nine Dina while alumna woman leaden
they found a servant from among our servants, to whom we had given mercy from Us, and had taught him from us a knowledge. So this servant was of other Allah described him with how many descriptions to mercy and knowledge. So He has mercy and His knowledge, you ask yourself, which one came first?
Mercy, because mercy more important than knowledge. If you have knowledge and you have no mercy, you're them knowledge can be curse. If you have knowledge, and you're mean, you're aggressive, you're a person who's
who's bad to others. Your knowledge did not let you have mercy on people. There is no good in your knowledge. What Oh, couldn't have been highly available bill and felt dumb and Halleck if you're harsh, if you are mean, they will run away from you. Yeah, Mohammed, even with all the knowledge that you have, they will run away from you. So it was not for nothing, you always look which description came first. There is always a meaning behind if there is multiple description, the first one, it's there for a purpose.
Mercy precedes knowledge in this verse, because in reality, it has also to be the same thing. I give you another example hammock Allah, and Surah Al Anon, what can
Kalina be in? Do one shy LP, in see one gene?
Allah Subhana Allah said and as we have made for every prophet and enemy, Devils from mankind and jinn, which one has started with mankind, because human worse than jinn
the animosity, the plotting against the truth, or worse than the devil himself.
A lot of people are afraid of jinn and, and Sahara and possessions and, you know, and all these evil and all this stuff, and they forget that human being can be way more worse than than jinn.
For Dawa, to inspect them at Allergan, the animosity of humans are over and come precede the animosity of jinn.
So you always know that this is something you prepare yourself for it and look at those for every prophet, their enemies to him. Question
again, you rule number one, which is you make it personal. If every prophet had enemies, who can be saved from enemies?
Because no one because we have to then dour some people think that we can walk like in a shell eggs kind of and we will can save ourselves from enemies. You know what you will always have Islamophobes you will always have people speak bad about you. You will always have people attack you. You have people say hey, you are this and you're extremist and no matter how moderate no matter how liberal no matter how sacrifice you make, you will always have people attack you. So from the beginning, you know what don't try to please humans. Please Allah subhanaw taala do what is right and correct and wise that what you need to do.
Next are fifth rule.
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condition conditional versus
Anytime you read a verse, There is a condition in the verse, you almost stop and you ask yourself, did I fulfill that condition to deserve the results?
Every time you read a verse in the Quran, you want to fly. If there is a condition in the verse ask yourself because this condition if I want to gain this that's what the conditions need to be fulfilled. If maybe the condition for something bad, and you ask yourself this bad things happen to us because the condition are not fulfilled. And because we didn't fulfill the conditions, this bad things happen to us, UK at the haka critical word, I will wait.
For example, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah Allah said, Indeed those who have said, our Lord is Allah, and then remain on right cause stood fast. The angels will descend upon them, saying, Do not feel and do not grieve, but receive good tidings of paradise, which you were promised. In Aladdin upon or a bone along with them must stop or move. Tetanus Anwar Ibrahim Al mana Iike alert Hoff who toxin whatever she Rubina Jen naughty, naughty goon tomb to do.
So here Allah subhanaw taala Mira condition if you want to hear this gluttony from Peridot from angels upon your death, you need to fulfill the condition the condition is to be among those who believe and ista amo and those who stood faster. Ask yourself, I am in the straight path. I am a person who stood fasting on the religion I'm a person who holding into the religion I don't go left to right. I'm committed to the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada.
If you want really this, this is the question.
Because if you're not stood fasting on the deen one day this way, one day that way, one month is way more month away. You're not holding into the religion.
Do you deserve that? There is no that condition is not fulfilled. So you cannot claim that the result?
steadfastness TOCOM steadfast in comes in many meanings number one, I stood first an Imam and faith I never left Islam stood fastening upon the Sunnah I never lived the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Salem. I never one day I doubted Muhammad SAW Salam I never one day doubted the Rasul Allah salams for not on the authority of his tradition stood fast and upon the practice not like one day doing all the Haram in the world on one day you know good and one day pray and one day not praying stood faster and fulfilling the obligation abstaining from the Forbidden means
steadfast up i steadfast and being with them with my brothers and sisters the Muslims with the righteous people I stood fast upon the principle that I believe in all this is a stick I'm all of us stood fasting and all these areas the more you fulfill it the more you put this promise and this glut data will come to you upon your death
ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada
show up go check what is going on?
Because I can look at
Allah subhanaw taala said or Mela, you do the law, fellow isa be more jeezum fill out all the while in Salah whom in Dooney only
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but he who does not respond, listen carefully, but he who does not to respond to the color of Allah will not cause any failure upon earth. And He will not have besides him any protectors. Those are a manifest error, as in Surah Surah 4632. So, in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala informs us that the path of salvation is by following the messenger of Rasulullah saw Salam were mela YouTube de Allah, those who will not answer the call of Allah Samantha was messenger. Those who will not do that. Those who choose not to do so will not in any way harm Allah or affect his decree. And the knot will be not promised
any production by Allah subhanaw taala. So if you really want to survive the condition is to give that young man you have to answer the call of Allah, which it mean to respond to it. It means you follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, another condition that Allah said in the Quran, what kind of an Elena Nosler meaning
Allah promised that he will give victory to the true believers, to the believers. When you asked today, what is the victory? You asked today? What is the conditions? Are we a true believer today
that we deserve the victory that Allah subhanaw taala promise? Look at the world, the Muslim ummah today around you. It is so weak, so corrupt, in every level, from the theology to the practice, from the law and the mannerism to the fulfillment of the obligations.
And I'm not going to just point any finger to a particular countries or particular situation, but look, there are certain countries they used to curse Allah openly day and night. openly. Curse Allah curse the religion.
Now that's like saying South Africa
so corrupt morally, that everything was bribed
everything with Russia
so corrupt that you don't find many people go to the message, the general public, there is so much corruption in the air.
Look at the Muslim ummah, how weak it is today. It is because the maca Sabbath ad him because of what they earn.
Well, Mr. Abu can be the llama will obey the law is not an it's not in jest. Are he is
Vaughn transgressor against us? No, it is always look at the condition. If you want to achieve what you want, you want to protect from something look, did you fulfill that condition that will provide the protection or provide for you to
fulfill that condition that will make you able to gain what Allah subhanaw taala promise.
Number six, and this is very interesting and it needs a lot of a deep thinking. Which is I'm thankful Quran
when ALLAH given example in the Quran, you pause and you start thinking, how can you understand this example? They call it parables and the Quran parables. I don't think it's the best translation even though it's very common.
similes, metaphors, similes. Yeah, it does much better.
are examples of the love given the Quran give you example, in Surah tilahun, kaput.
Anybody knows what Surah Lanka boot is all about?
The concept of sorbitol Ankerberg. Talk about Alphington trials. Let's say from the beginning Allah talk about those Salah put them in trials and how they can survive the trial. So the whole surah is speaks about trials and Phaeton and tests. And the trials and test are so complicated. Trials and test are so
intertwined that they cross one another. Like the same way the house of the spider looks like the spider web looks like.
So the spider would catch everything flying around. And Allah subhanaw taala telling us that this Phaeton catch people like the same way that house catch or that web catch the insects.
the whip of the spider is so
weak and the fifth and yes it catch you but if you have a strong ima, you easily can go through it. It's a very beautiful example that ALLAH given the Quran. Also Allah Subhana Allah specifically in the Surah said, we're in our final boo Utila Bay to anchor Bucha we can we are on the moon, and indeed the weakest of homes is the home of the spider. When Allah Subhana Allah mentioned this verse, he was referring to the example of the disbelievers. Okay, he said when he talked about disbelief, he said, the disbelief the example of it, it is like that wicked weak. What
are house of the spider the spider web
to know how wicked Cooper is? You need to know how wicked that spiders home looks like. Some of the spiders I don't know if you ever heard that before. It's so
interesting some of the spiders that will never the male and female mate
and the female became pregnant the first thing it does kill the male
yes kill the husband.
Then after it killed the husband, it populate with the females spider, the children of it became adult the first thing they do they killed the queen.
They killed their own queen.
That's how does then another one became and they start another that's how that's how it is that how Allah created them. So when Allah subhanaw taala said it is the wicked house. It is absolutely a wicked house
it's a very interesting example that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tirana, sir about it is the worst house ever you can think of from all the animal kingdoms yes
yeah, the fit and come after the fit and need you to do the unexpected and expected thing. I don't know if you heard the news two days ago and Ramadan and Ramadan.
A twin kids 20 years 20 years old in Saudi Arabia, members of ISIS. They killed their own parents two days ago. Just two nights ago.
This stab they killed the father. They stabbed the mother and they stabbed their older brother who's 25 years old. But he is in critical condition in the hospital. The mother is dead the father is dead
acts the fit and does when someone so young he deceived to this extent
that he will kill his own parents in Ramadan.
One of them dragged the mother to the
kitchen the pantry. Then he stabbed her from the side without her realizing and the other one killed the father.
Today I was even showing a video of the crime scene and the blood all over the place.
Why? Because they think they are kuffaar
they are bluffed Islam, and they want to go to join the Khilafah and Baghdad or the Baghdadi.
It says how ridiculous this is. That's how people can brainwash that when Allah Subhanallah said, it's the most wicked house because that's how people will turn to
TV so wicked so wrong, and they're live.
Also, one of the thing that we mentioned before here in our class, how Allah so many times give the example of this dunya like the water that comes down from the heavens. You know, there's very so much similarity between the water that comes from the
heaven are from the clouds and the rain. And the example of this dunya because the water that comes down, don't stay in one situation. Don't stay in one format. Some of them will be observed by the Earth drunk by the animal evaporate. And this dunya the same thing will never stay the same. Today you're rich tomorrow you're richer. And after tomorrow you lose your money you have more power this dunya never you stay healthy tomorrow you get sick, you didn't know this dunya never stay the same.
Also the water never remained forever it will be gone and the dunya at one point will be gone.
Water the rain when it comes a touch everything and this dunya reach everyone. Nobody can be protected from its Phaeton you know the water, the rain. If it comes in the right measurement and right amount it's beneficial. But if too much of it, it will destroy you. The dunya the same thing if you take it in the right amount, it's beneficial. But you take too much of the dunya destroy you. That's why navies are solid I'm worried that the dunya will open its door for you that it will destroy you like the destroy the nation's before you.
Water if you keep it with your hand for a very long time. It became bad smell bad and change. The same thing with the dunya you keep holding into it all your life. It will be bad just let it go.
She sniffed the money circulate in the society.
that nature of water that it always decrease and any water always decreasing? doesn't stay in this the dunya is always decreasing. Decrease your wealth decrease your health decrease your
A lifespan and so forth.
Water can be somewhere too much. And somewhere too little I just came from California
five years, some areas in California five years, not a single drop of rain.
Five years not a single drop of rain.
I said come take from Texas, you Hannah hamdulillah say somewhere and the dunya is the same thing. People have very healthy, good, absolutely perfect life, and people living in tents and then in the desert. That's the example of the dunya with the rain is an unbelievable example.
And the more you reflect upon it, you're more you can see how it's very interesting.
Rain, nobody can provide prevented it. When it comes, nobody can stop the rain from coming down. And when Allah wants something from the dunya to reach you, others, nobody can stop it, it will come to you.
Number seven, so the seventh principle,
always look at the opening of the surah.
Anytime you read a surah look at the opening the first verse, verse two verse and the relationship with the subject.
First, for instance, there is only two sources in the whole entire Quran start with the word wave.
Anybody knows these two sources?
Wader Licola, homothetic lumada? And the second, while the limit of 15? Very good. The twos This is the only two surah in the whole entire Quran. Start with the word Wait, what's way it means?
a punishment or a great punishment? Okay, curse all this good meaning to you? Let's see why these two surah start with such a strong beginning like that. Scary words like those.
If you look way you don't liquidly houmas that in Lomasa? Whoa to every
score, scorner and marker, or to those who give less than do you need to cheat?
Can you draw a connection
the first Surah Al Homosassa, talking about the importance of protecting the honor of people.
And the second one talk about the importance of protecting the wealth of people. You don't cheat you didn't take care of their money.
And you will if you have the IRA within if you heavily aligned M one.
Both Soros talking about human rights, the rights that not to take their wealth, nor to dishonor them.
You protect their honor, you don't lie upon the middle mark them you don't discriminate against you don't make fun of them, you don't you know, say bad things about them. And the second one, you don't touch their money, you don't cheat, you don't take their wealth. When you make a trade with them you'll be fair unjust. So, the context of the sanctuary of people's wealth and the second is basically in the context of the sanctuary of their honor. And this is so beautiful. So this strong beginning only was mentioned only in relation to the protection of humans. So when you see this you say to yourself, if Allah subhanaw taala is so serious like this about the issue of people's honor
and people's wealth, I should
stay away from anything that it will lead to any violation in these two areas.
and see what one has began to be like
trying to get you something stick short
in the Allah subhanaw taala started the surah for example.
Well Astra in that in Santa Fe hosts, Allah Subhan Allah made an oath swear by Al Assad, which is time that human being in constantly
Last so you start with alasa which is the time because that means the rest of the surah has to do with the time that's why I lost my that I said that you are in constant losses. Losses of what what you lose
every single second basketball unit as part of your life, it constant losses yeah means every single day goes by your last part of your life.
So here when you start from the beginning well as Allah saw by the time she you automatically start thinking that everything coming has to do with the time has to do with the importance of time taking advantage of it before it goes away. Also Allah subhanho wa Taala start with Alhamdulillah Hyrum beloved Amin in five surah in the Quran, will have five sores. Al Fatiha Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Al
Al Hamdulillah Hilda the Halacha sama work you all are gelato lumati One nor Alkaff Alhamdulillah Hindi the Enza Anna Abdel Kitab Surat Saba Alhamdulillah Hindi the Allahu maphis sent out to my friend and sought father Alhamdulillah he faltered is a Marathi while oral. If you look at these five sores, it starts with a hammer. And what's next after that?
It is so interesting. Alhamdulillah Hera Bella Rabbil Alameen It's the mother of the Quran. It's the first surah in the Quran. You start with praising Allah subhanho wa taala, the Lord of all worlds, and he is the one Rob which means the one who raised the one who take care of the one who fix things, the one who gives the one who guides Okay, so this is very general that's why he is the most for it's the most praising verse in the Quran. Then Surah Al Anam is speaking about a to heed the worshipping of Allah subhanaw taala alone and differ and refer refuting the claim of the Mushrikeen and the doubts about having partners with Allah subhanho wa taala. So alhamdulillah because he
deserved because he's worthy of praise. That's why he's the only one should be worshipped in Surah till calf when people ask the prophets of salaam about the story of the young men who went to the cave, about the carnation this question that the Mushrikeen and they would ask the process of them about it. Allah subhanaw taala telling Mohammed Salah Salem, what's prove your prophethood and messenger is not the tell of the story. It is this book. That's why Allah said in the beginning, that Alhamdulillah Allah the ends and Anna Abdul Kitab that the praise to Allah Samantha the one who give you that book because it's the greatest miracle in Surah Saba, when ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala in
Surah Saba, if you look at Surah, Allah talked about all great kings, the king of cheap, the queen of Shiva, Shiva, and you have seen a man the King Solomon, the king that would David and all the great kingdom that they had, but Allah subhanaw taala reminded us Alhamdulillah that Al Hamdulillah Subhana wa Tada the one who have everything in heavens in the earth. So no matter how fascinated you are with the great kingdoms that these kings had, Allah's kingdoms is higher and bigger. In surah father, ALLAH SubhanA wa Atana talked about the his quality as Rob as creator, as a sustainer as a maker of the universe. And he shows us the great thing that he created, like the angels like the
heavens and how he holds the heavens and the earth together. So because of that he deserved in the beginning to be praised and you say Alhamdulillah ly father is somehow RT one hour. So if you look at every time, Allah stopped within Hamdulillah, the whole entire surah is talking to you why he deserved to start with Al Hamdulillah why he should be praised. So the point is, is always when he's read the first verse or two verse in the Surah, look at the connection between this and the whole entire surah
number eight, always look at the contents of
how Allah Subhana Allah makes certain orders and put certain verses in the middle of other subject like there is a one subject and all the sudden in the middle you see a verse is kind of different than the subject. You always ask yourself why this came in the middle like for example in the last panel data talked about the verses that speak about Ramadan and fasting in the middle Allah subhanaw taala put what
what it so Allah ke by the end NIFA in the
Buddy in the middle talk about what do you make how to make up the fasting. And when you break your fast in the middle of this, Allah put one verse kid in the middle, if they ask you about to me, I am near, let them pray to Me supplicate to me and I will answer the supplication. So immediately you stop and you say, why this is coming in the middle? What do you think the point
the importance of dua, while you're fasting, the importance of DUA and Ramadan, and we know the DUA is acceptable when you break your fast and Isaac sent to New Mexico.
So that means that I made that connection. The verses that speak about sadaqa in the middle of verse talk about wisdom
and whoever be given wisdom have given a lot of goodness why talking about wisdom all we talk about sadaqa
because wise people don't keep the money.
When I shut off the alarm on her, she donated two thirds of the sheep.
And she said, Oh, we kept
1/3 the process alone said now
what you kept as the two thirds
the donation that's what you kept for yourself.
The 1/3 You're going to consume it is going to be gone.
But the 2/3 the edge it will remain for you. Why is people understand the importance of charity? Wise people know that when you deal with Allah and charity, what you give it will be multiply 700 times
if you wise you will never hold back from giving and charity
and also a wisdom because there is many areas that is no many doors for charity, you have to be wise how to basically to choose the area that you want to donate to. So that's another thing you reflect what the relationship between the two. Also another example when ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala was talking about
in Surah to know that you should not you should abstain from adultery, and you should abstain from looking at haram looking at a man or a woman with desire.
Okay, in the middle of this, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about an example of his light, like methylene blue he can Muscat in via Misbah, like the light comes from the
lamb, which is have an oil the Chinese oil Okay, so what's the relate why Allah is talking about his life and his note when he was talking in the middle of these verses that speaking about lowering your gaze and protecting your chest and what's the relationships and aroma Rahim Allah said, because the moment
you became a person of just a person to to protect his eyes and protect his senses from the Haram, Allah Subhana Allah this is hard, because fulfilling desire is natural. Everybody likes to fulfill his desire, but when Allah subhanaw taala telling us that you abstain from this and you push it back, and you hold on to the purity that will light comes to the heart.
Allah subhanaw taala replace the desires that you have in your heart that haram desires the forbidden desire with light with the nor with purity because these things take the purity away. So you always look at this versus that comes in the middle of another subject. And you see what's the relation ship
the choices of phrases to unmanned fill alfalfa knitted to aberaeron, man, that is certain phrases, certain words that the last one I'm gonna choose. Always think about it and think what this word means. Okay, what's
these descriptions entails? For instance, the word Al Faisal Kabir.
Okay, the great
attainment only Kim's in the Quran referring to Jen
so that make you reflect that he can Faisal al Kabir and Sawtell burrowed, Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, that is the great attainment. So here
by the way,
gardens beneath which rivers flow, it's a very common translation, but I always say the rivers of Jannah the rivers then it runs next to you. It doesn't necessarily runs and
underneath if you
had rivers of paradise, they run on the surface, you need to add an add on Jana, either an arrow mission title or it's not like the rivers that we have here at halogen, Elisa Hadid and how old Jenna does not have a canal and how Rajender runs on the top of the earth.
Like you can imagine this is the earth here like in front of you the surface and the water run on the top like this. You reach it like that.
It doesn't have sides. The water is basically it runs like this, huh?
no banks, no sides.
So you have access to it, you can reach to the bottom of it, you can reach the top of it. And it runs according to you wish you want it to turn right from here, left goes up goes down. It's basically for Judo Nahata Jira, they control it completely. So the river is a paradise is very interesting the way it is. Anyway. So going back to the verse, Allah subhanaw taala said that this is the great photos, the great winning attain. This is the only time in the Quran that success is described as the way this way, even though all of the companions of the trench were burned alive. You remember this Versary related to to the Christians who have been persecuted in southern of
Arabia, before the prophets of salaam time, because they followed the belief, the belief of Jesus and they were a true Christian believing the Oneness of Allah subhanaw taala following in a Sally CERAM. And when the king of their time said you should worship Me, and he said, No, we worship the God are the Who created the heavens and earth, worshiping Allah, he got angry at them and he burned him alive. That's right. But even Allah saying that even though all of them killed all of them,
listen to this, all of them killed, all of them burned. Even the little babies were burned by the dictators. They never
defeated that dictator. Al Quran never spoke that this dictator was destroyed, or his kingdom was destroyed. That's right. And so to brood, no mention an Allah the Mahabharata here. That's right. Never ever. We don't know anything about him being defeated or destroyed. Only thing we know that he torture and he killed the believers on the diet. But still Allah Subhana Allah called that for the believer, and Faisal Kabir.
The great success
should use us the greatest success. Yes,
it is the greatest success that you can ever attain. Which is, you hold into the deen of Allah Subhana Allah hunter that success is not major by the battles. It's not measured by how many land you conquered.
The greatest success is how much you will hold into the principle that you believe in.
This is something you think about deeply how Allah's have described it this why this shows that the true success in holding on one's principle and success of the here after.
Listen to this will not it Ken Levine, hada home of La February Hoda home the day
those are the ones whom Allah has guided. So seek
seek their guidance as an example.
Do you notice here Allah saying seek that what
seek what their guidance as an example,
you pause a little bit and you see my point here the principle is look at the words the phrases, seek their guidance as an example.
We are commanded by Allah to take their guidance as an example. Not them as an examples.
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Powell Febi Hoda home factory. He said that by their guidance or take their guidance as an example. He didn't say take them as an examples.
Take their guidance. Why? This is to show that our religion is not based on personalities, but based on methodology.
We're not following them because then we're following their guidance. So our deen should not be connected to the humans. It should be connected to the Lord of the humans. Our Deen should be connected
To the evidence not to the individuals. That's a very deep meaning, you can see there also, look at the word that shows of the word. When Allah talked about sadaqa. He said he described sadaqa as what? Alone? Mandela the Ucrete Allah? Why would Allah refer to charity as alone as if you're giving a loan to Allah?
Why this description is so important, or carries a lot of meaning? Loan it means will be paid back. You know, that is a big difference when you give a loan to someone who's rich and someone who is
poor. That's right. Yanni you give me a long shot, like good luck having it back. Yeah, I'll try my best but you know, I'm really struggling to give it back to you. I'm not that rich person to give it back to you.
Okay, I'll give it back to you. But
But you give someone who's Mashallah. Earning persons? How money said I want to buy from you? $5,000? Yeah, I'll give it to him. I know, he's gonna pay me back. You know, because I have just the last five, then he's financially I know, he's stable, he has the ability to pay me back. That's why I hate to give loans to poor people.
I hate it from the bottom of my heart. Any person who's poor want to loan I prefer to give them southern Canada loan
or any weak organization like some organization not very rich. They can say can you give us a loan? Please don't give us long give us money. You know, give them donation better because long. I know they can pay it back. I know it's very hard for them to pay back.
So here when you deal with Allah, you not deal with someone who's poor, you will deal with the most rich see, you know for sure it will be paid back
fully to you. And not that only Allah said that's the only one interest is halal. Allah the one who gives the interest Allah give you more into the money that you lend to Allah subhanho wa taala. So always choose to see the word that has been chosen. I'll give you another one. And you tell me
we decided this is sort of castles for either 50 Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala said, If you worry about your child, breastfeed him, okay? Then
tuck leafy taboo,
through him in the basket or in the box and put him in the river.
Did you notice last week I said, I felt that if he threw him
in the basket,
throw him throw him, sorry, throw him in the basket, throw him in that box.
that's thrown in Arabic language.
Throw it means just throw something, the person
without paying attention to it. He didn't say put him carefully lay you know, protected, throw him and just let him because he was doesn't make it different. Now.
You put a child in a box and putting them in the river, but doesn't matter you put to you but you handling from your hand to Allah. So it doesn't matter how you put it nicely that it's in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala.
So the words would have chosen in the Quran so carefully and these words, it's an English translation is perfectly we'll guide you through it, but you have to train train yourself to look at the words that you used.
It is very important. If you want to contemplate more than the Quran, to be a little bit familiar with that
story behind that verse. So number 10, is a little bit of advanced maybe required from you to read a little bit about the verse. When you read about the verse when it was revealed. Why it was revealed. It makes the experience of freedom completely different.
Why, you know, Lil moto Fifi in Alladhina eductor no Arlen, Sr. Stone foun.
Allah subhanaw taala talking about those who cheat in business, when they sell when they trade when they buy when the wait for you. They basically cheat you they don't give you a full amount.
This verse was revealed some elements said the last verses revealed in Makkah, and some LMI said the first verses revealed in Medina and some aroma said part was revealed in Makkah part of Medina and some anonymous said it's actually was revealed in the way in the migration, while the process I'm going to make to Medina
What do you think?
think the relationship between this concept and the prophets of salaam going to Medina
in your society, in order for it to be strong society, it has to be based in a strong economy.
Any society to survive, it has to be based in a strict no strong economy, no society, no matter how righteousness such ideas
and strong economy comes from a fair and just trade a fair and just business transaction. That's right. So alasa because in the visa Salam now going to Medina establish what
it's not dour establishing a state. That's a completely different scenario than Mecca. Medina Medina time it's a state is a building a state, in order for you to build the state to build the community to build a society, you need a strong foundation. And part of that foundation is a strong economy. And a strong economy needs to be from the beginning clearly stated, this economy has to be based on justice.
So whenever you know the reason the time, your perspective will be completely different when you read the verse, another one I give you, Abba, and
Obama, are you ready? Can I learn who he is? Sort of Abba. So you're all familiar with the Prophet frowned and turned away? Why? Because someone said Yeah, Mohammed the process on said, maybe this is one of the people that I'm talking to who will be Muslim. Then he found that the one who's shouting at him is already Muslim.
Although he's already Muslim, and guess what he is related to the processor and his wife, who have no idea kind of distance cousin to her data. So the person knows him. He's from the family. He's already Muslim, and the person was putting all this effort to call the leader of maca that time to be Muslim. So when he found that the one the only one responded to him, someone who is related to him with someone have access to him any other time. And he's already Muslim. The Prophet SAW salams kind of disappointed in his face frown did a little bit that this is the only one asking and he's not asking to be Muslim. He has a question whatever. Question here. Guess what? This man is what?
Line the prophets of Salem What did he did
his face frown a little bit. Did Abdullah bin Maktoum this person knows about that? Did he ever notice that? The Prophet never said anything to her to that man's feeling so that men never even notice that.
But they didn't go unnoticed by Allah.
Allah sinned down to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam telling him that's not right, what you did.
Guess what? This verse guys are among the first 10 Surahs revealed in the Quran.
We don't have even tinsel as yet.
What that makes you feel when you read.
The Quran came to protect the rights of the week before anyone else.
Al Quran came to make us have the perfect of manners.
Al Quran came to protect the rights of those who nobody cared for them.
If just frowning is not allowed, what do you think of taking people's money, enslaving people? Taking people to freedom? What do you think of abusing woman? What do you think of abusing the orphans? What do you think of unjust war and unfair war?
What do you think of cheating? What do you think of flying? It just the frowning at a blind man is not allowed. And guess what? That's from the beginning shows that Allah subhanaw taala do not compromise. Even his own messenger. He pointed out his mistake.
And I just I always think this way. That's the reflection. I was thinking this way about this verse, specialist verse. I put myself on the prophets of salaam shoes. Can you imagine I'm now sort of law on I just received a message from Allah to bring him and telling me these verses and now I'm about to deliver it to the people. And I'm just I'm a beginning any I'm a new in the job. Okay.
This is my number eight or seven, Revelation, Quran I'm going to and I tell people that Allah is not happy with what I did. What I said.
From the beginning, I'm showing people a criticism that came to me
And this means anything. It means how honest Rasul Allah says, Allah says, didn't hide it
didn't cover it up.
He delivered it the way it is, even though you might say, maybe the kuffar take advantage of it and the tag, no none because from the beginning the process Salam said that he's only delivering the message SallAllahu adios and Lisa come in at Amrish.
Number 11 last one I have
one of the things you should you can do to reflect upon the Quran.
Look for one subject.
Either you read the whole entire Quran looking for one subject, or you read one whole entire Surah looking for one subject
because that Mithuna Lima Muhammad Rahim Allah said, I looked, I read the whole entire Quran, looking at the verses that speaks about suburb.
And I found Allah talked about several 70 different times in the Quran.
I asked you to think about this, and to try it. Just say you know what, I'm gonna read Surah Al Baqarah looking at one particular subject in mind.
So that's my focus, I look for it.
Maybe I read the whole heart no Quran looking for that and hustle and bustle. He said, I looked at the Quran and I found that Allah in 90 different places in the Quran spoke about how he give gives those who give sadaqa
so he read the Holland doc on looking for a particular subject. And sometimes the surah like for example, when you read so tell calf, we know sorter calf the process, Salam said, it protects you from the fall Messiah.
You see, you look in South Africa, what's the relation between protecting from Formosa and Sawtell calf?
We know that the false messiah the gel,
well come with forfeit and for things for trials, he will ask people to worship him instead of Allah. And that's the fitna in the deen and the religion he will come after the earth will be so after Earth became so dry for years no rains. And he comes in he tells you wandering
like this with a just a finger up pointed with his finger. The cloud comes rain comes to the line. You need wealth he we pointed to the earth. If there is any treasure hidden in you comes up and the gold start coming up.
What do you think more fitna than the fitna of the wealth.
Also, he tells people you want me to tell you who your father is. I'll tell you when he died, you will need to show your father after death.
And I let your father speak to you for a little bit and bring him back to death.
Claim knowledge the fitna of knowledge
also, he will be a king.
He claims serve as a king Melek and he will have followers and he will control the land, which is the fitna of power.
And if you look at sorbitol calf sootel calf has four stories, talking about four types of shields that you can have against the trials. The story of the young men who went to Alkaff
okay. And because the fitna the trial, it was in their Deen people tried to push them to leave the deen. What was the shield? sticking together with righteous people, a song about Saudi being around good people, good believers protected the religion protect the redeem. The next one, the story of the one, the two, the one who have Allah bless him with a lot of with beautiful two gardens. And I sure you familiar with the story. And the other one didn't have much than the first one. His fitna was the wealth, the money.
And the protection was what the other man said. What Allah Subhana Allah said, reflect upon their knowing the reality of the dunya it's like the water comes from the heavens means not. So knowing how short this dunya is, will allow you to know how to deal with the wealth properly, not to be tempted by it.
The story of Musa
other shows you the fitna of knowledge and how Musa thought that he has all the knowledge in the world and the protection from it to be down to earth, to always realize that someone have more knowledge than you.
And the last one, the fitna of power of Salta, of overpowering people of controlling land, and the story of their quarantine
and the protection from it and effortless sincerity.
And in the middle of this whole entire Surah shows you who is the one behind all these Phaeton a che upon a effort ducky Luna who are the Rito Leah, will whom nakoma do
you will look at the surah you look at that one subject and the surah and he tried to explore it that will help you Allah to experience Al Quran in a completely different way. I hope out of these 11 principles that I share with you today, some of them something that you can start using when you read the Quran. And the more you train yourself to think this way, the more you will, in sha Allah Allah, enjoy reading the book of Allah Subhana Allah Allah, may Allah subhanaw taala make us among those who reflect upon the verses of the Quran and live with it. And
any Oscar last month and Omega Quran intercessor for all of us, and a shield for us from the hellfire. Thank you very much. Salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
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