Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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last and final messenger.
Mario Brothers and sisters, I talked to you last week about the concept of how eurocom the best among you. And we mentioned how this is a concept so rooted in Islam and will establish in many of a hadith in Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it meant to inspire each and every one of us to be among the best to achieve the highest level of achievement in this
live and die next, we learn that Islam wants us almost to aim high. That's why when we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah agenda, we asked him and for those that Allah which is the highest level and gentlemen, when an Obi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed his companions, that agenda has eight gates. And on these gates there is a color called people. If you are a person who excel in certain type of good deeds, you will be asked to enter agenda from that particular door which are presented the deeds that you excel and during this live, so Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam was asked by Abu Bakar, with anyone will be asked to enter from the aid gates of paradise. He said, Yes, yeah, Babak.
And I hope that you will be one of them, not only one, but you're one of them, who will be called from the eight gates to intergender. And we all know, logically, abubaker will only enter Jenna from one door, it's not like you know, will be cut eight pieces or, you know, or one leg from a door and other another door knock, or get in and out because he gets injured, they don't get out. So he's gonna enter eventually from one gate, but he wants to have that upper hand.
You can go back and talk to them. Good.
I mean, just go talk to them. Yeah, just talk to them about
what they should do in the hallways happening.
Okay, so going back to the hookah,
just the kids, you know, I told him to go talk to the kids in the back and not to put them together like that.
Going back to the concept that a bucket or the allow and will be entered into from the eight gates of paradise. Okay. And he basically would be invited to enter the agenda from the eight gates of the heavens. But he wants to choose which gate to enter from. He aiming so high on the lower end.
And I always say one of us will say yeah, and he literally intergender doesn't even need to be engaged through me through the window. I'm fine. You know, slightly underneath the door, I will enter that and I'm happy with that. We aim very low. What I'm about cuddle the alarm. I'm aiming very high. He wants to have that on. We said that also Canada, Anna told us to be among the one who say not the good, the best. But
we learned that Islam told us that your superiority will not be determined by your color skin.
Your high rank will not be you will not achieve that rank and that status because of your social status. Or because how much money you have. Or because what a grounded ethnic group you come from. No, in a chroma key in the light at the best among you in his eyes, is the one who possessed the taqwa. We heard last week that this is a hard work hard work pace.
That the secret behind all these success recipes that you read and you pay money even to get exposed.
There's no success recipe will work.
Unless you do hard work pace. So if you are, you know, among those who always say, you know, one day one day one day and never do anything. I have a news for you. There is no call a day in the week. It's called one day.
We have only Monday, Tuesday, etc. We don't have one day.
So you have to choose one of these days of the seven days to start your work because one day is not coming. So has to be there Monday or Saturday or Sunday and so forth.
We learn that every one of us has a chance to be among those successful among the best. The best is not only the companions, the best are not only the scholars, the best are not only the learned ones, the best are not only the rich one, the best are not only the older or the you the best, not necessarily the one who's you know, maybe do good deeds and I'm Ron's account and stuff like that. Even you if you are struggling with your own sense, struggling with your own self, trying your best to come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala you can be among the best.
It doesn't matter how old or young, what race or what gender you are
I was reading with my daughter something I thought it's good even wrote it down because I thought I actually started talking to her about this concept we were reading
and it says, You have brains in your head in your head. You have feet you have feet in your shoe in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You are on your own. And you know what you know you are the guy who will decide where to go.
So I'm telling you like my children or my daughter you know what you can decide what you want to be. You want to be among the best
Today I want to present to you how in Islam give a vast variety of people that they consider them the best and as an old do this over many hotels and not necessarily one after another.
But among those who I would like to start with and focus on the most What if Amanda the alarm set as reported and say hello Buhari
that he said that the prophets of Salaam said hi Rocco Manta and lemon for an hour Allah.
The best among you is the one who learned or an and the one who teaches the Quran.
The best among you, the one who learned the Koran and the one who teach the Quran.
No doubt Al Quran is the source of all virtue
is the foundation for all knowledge
is the solid foundation for servitude for the Atilla for being a Muslim for being obedient to Allah Subhana which is no doubt that this is the first step towards being a good Muslim is to be connected to the book of Allah. As Allah Subhana Allah gives us a very beautiful example of what this book to us. He said, this book as the prophets of Salaam said hamdulillah hilma tiene la the LA wa Toshi movie hamdulillah. It's that rope that coming down from heavens to us so we can hold to it.
Can you imagine that you know many scenarios where you see people about to drown, or there is a fire and these basically drop a rope for you. If you hold on to this rope that will make you survive. The only way out the only way out of this dunya safe The only way out of hellfire. The only way out from all these pitfalls and challenges in this life is by holding to this book.
It is Allah Subhana Allah, his robe and whoever holed into will be safe.
This heavy, is so powerful and so beautiful, because it carries so many meanings.
Yes, and is the best and the people of the poor and are the best. Because it allows words and allows words are the best of speech as
answered. If you want to know the difference between the Koran, and any other speech, any other knowledge, any other book, any other thing that you read, it is exactly the same difference between Allah and the creations because of an S allows words and any other words is the creations words in the speech.
look how an obeah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling us that being the best has nothing to do necessarily by how famous you are or how rich you are.
I personally have seen through history and present through the course of my life and through my teachers.
My experience in life told me or telling me, as well as what I read in books, that usually the people who dedicated their life in the Quran are not the most famous people. maybe one or two became famous party celebrity, but in general,
many of my teachers who I studied for onwards and dedicated their life in the plant. Nobody never heard the names.
Scholars have had either way more famous movies and are way more famous
puppies and somebody you know way more famous. Then I teach you teach Quran every day after Asana master
A person who dedicated his life to memorize the Quran And to finish the Quran. A person who struggled with the book of philosophy in a daily basis, those who is not as famous as the rest of the people.
So far, one of the great Hanafi scholars die in 158. He said an acid acetic, a person who dedicated his life for knowledge. He focused on the fight and the science of folk to respond for key Mufti. He didn't put so much effort into the Quran.
Allah when you read in the patronage of the scholars, they will tell you in token if you haven't had her once was talking about someone. He said he was very well known scholars, blah, blah, blah, Lackey, no.
But you never memorize the Quran.
So and so was professor and all his life, he said, I am a specialist in the field. But he always told the students Not yet Not yet. And one day he said I am now I'm ready to call myself that. They said, What happened? He said, I just finished him though, are our enemies and zophar Rahim Allah, the last two years of his life he dedicated to him.
He was seen after his death and a dream. And he said, What Allah have done to you, he said, wasn't for the last two years of my life. I'm not sure if I would survive. Carlos entertains the Afghani hierarchy.
As he's well known Rahim, Allah, he was forced into be a judge twice by the government. And every time they say you have to be a judge, you have to work for the government. He runs away and guess what they went and they destroyed his house.
I thought Israelis government are the first one who came up with that idea.
But you know what they went and actually destroys his house.
Then, later on, after this president whatever halifa died, he went back and he rebuilt his house and he refused the destroyed house again, couldn't be tomorrow.
And he used to run away, not won any job with government.
While Quran is the best,
the word of it, nothing similar to it. You need a nice day and night, you will never be rewarded the same way your reward for you.
You read poetry, you read stories, you read whatever you read, you know books about whatever you think of would never get the same reward. Berlin Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam
that aku Alif Lam Meem have been and it's hard for them hard for me. Who has an idea for each and every letter you read in the Quran, there is 10 rewards and inflamm mean that's just early flower mean that's 30
Can you imagine? That's the starting point. is not the end 30 is not the end that just starting point. 30 can you imagine Al Fatiha Can you imagine? Surah tillbaka Can you imagine one does from the Quran? to Jews from the Quran? Three Jews from the Quran. How many words you get?
It's a week generations which is very famous, and the meaning is acceptable. Man Shakira who
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whoever, the vicar, the Quran, recitation, Khan, occupied him, and make him so occupied with that, that he even forgets to ask to pray, to supplicate to request something from Allah. Allah will give him whatever he needs even before that person's ask. You come 10 minutes before Salah, somebody raised his hand to make the app and somebody put his hands up reading from the most half.
The one read the most half will get whatever he wants without even asking.
Because he occupied himself with the decree Formosa panel to Anna as in the miscellaneous of them said, of total victory caramella the best of the decade is the last speech. I know no sky never heard of a scholar's unless he regretted. upon his death or the last few years of his life. He regretted that he did not put more effort into the Quran. I'm talking about scholars, all their life dedicated for Islam. All the live day and nights, the teacher knowledge and the teacher he and the teacher can Hadith and Quran as well. But they said we did not do enough for the book of Allah have been telling me and his cells in the last few months.
Suppose live six or seven months, Rahim Allah. He said I knew nothing just the Kitab Allah.
Khalid admin worried. Hardman worried he helped the most half with tears in his eyes and he said shagun al Jihad rang.
I was so busy with the fight in the war, war for what?
To defend this religion that me You and I today enjoy
defending Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
and the Muslim at that time he said the Jihad has occupied me to extend and I don't know much of you
those who have been busy rabada with good deeds What should we say?
What should we say?
What I've taken our time what I've taken occupied most of our minds
this virtue that the best in the dunya that extended me so Samson, your own original Accra home Nikita Villa, when they line up in the salon The one who leads the saw the one who memorize the Quran the most and understanding the most
richest of the oldest no
even in graves for say, hey, when the battle took place, and so many Muslim died, the dig one grave and they have to bury to guess what indivisible ly Selim said, the one who memorize more for an goes first
goes to the best place in the grave.
Guess what? You and someone enter gender see the best of you the people who are on you and someone entered agenda, same level, all of a sudden that person start ascending way higher than you why your current assertion will pour an in the Navy saw solemn Priscilla Nisha, the person of the Quran will be said to him in the Day of Judgment.
Read on rice.
Every single verse you read, you will go one level up higher Alhamdulillah
then all of a sudden,
not gonna count up. And I run out of gas.
I can drive anywhere I can't go any farther anymore.
But those who memorize way more versus the reading, reading
those who memorized and forgot.
Among us for further caught on they don't remember anything from it.
Among Us young men and young woman in this mustard Now listen to me all through this day.
who memorize Jews and Jews and Jews 1015 2030. And they forgot. They never review it.
And that day when they will be seeing other people ascending according to what they memorize.
They were granted
Ankita Aziz, no common law says
it's a word of the most dignified
woman is sitting on a sofa, be in London and werfen in
Aziz Orion is a very dignified thing would never stay in your heart if you don't pay attention to it.
If you invite me to your house, and you don't pay attention to me, if you asked me to come to your office, and you always, you know, busy with other people and not paying attention to me, if I'm a person of dignity, I say diseko hisako See you later.
Hold on, we'll never steal your heart. If you don't pay attention to it, we'll leave you because it's an award of dignity.
Among the virtue of this book, on why it is so the best of you the one who learned the four
because Allah soprano with the others love earned by loving his words.
If you truly love Allah, you will truly love the book of Allah. And that's so hard.
It's so hard because so many of us can fail on this test.
You always look at
some brothers Mashallah. His wife picture. It's
the same screen
of his phone. His kids have the picture of his kids and family on the desk. Have it everywhere. He looked at
Because you love them.
If you love Ronnie, never look at it. You never get you know that interest that pain. You know what today I get a chance to read anything to look at the Quran
what kind of love is that.
And whoever loves Allahu Allah loves him.
This also Hadith, the best of you the best to learn about art and teach the Quran. There is a very interesting point here, I mentioned it before, the word the best you remember last time I told you the best is not only restricting about you developing yourself, none of the usual or most of the concept in Islam is all about even the word higher. It means two things. Goodness coming in, and goodness coming out. If you remember last week, we spent a great time explaining that counsel, so he had his side, it's not only the one who learned who also the learner and the teacher among the best to show you that you know, what it is both wise is learning and teaching, taking in and giving back.
shows you that to be the best because if you teach the Quran, that means you know the Quran, so you're already among the best. But still, you have to basically to share that hair with others. And that inspire us that religiosity cannot be just for yourself. Knowledge cannot be for yourself. virtue is nuts. It's not a pure virtue, if it's only inside you, until you share it with others, until you start, basically give and share the thing with the people around you.
Also, this hadith shows you that alcohol is an learning or an understanding of or an is must be done through what to unlearn through learning.
A lot of people they think alcohol can be achieved and acknowledged and you know, just through your feelings, okay, have some feelings about the verses or reflections on the age. No, it is time to put effort and learn in the Quran
is so dangerous that we deal with the Quran as if we are experts. Everybody read a verse and said, you know, you kind of take it for granted.
I have news for you.
Even if you claim that your Arabic language is perfect, which is far away from that, you know, we have the rules of Sharia. Anyone came after 150 year history, or a 200 year history. We don't take the statement as an authority in Arabic language.
Unfortunately, you living now in 1439 years after that.
So 150 your tongue is not a pure tongue anymore. You're not an authority, let's say Jeff and Lola by the mail from sin.
So if you think you mastered the Arabic language, let's say you do, you still need to learn the fifth one, the learning that has so many principles you need to understand in order for you to make yourself authority in the Quran, in order for you to make up pseudo Koran in order for you to use the Quran to establish evidence or to establish ruling out of it.
That's why it's so dangerous those who entered the program based on their feeling and personal, you know, reflections and so forth. While they are completely ignorant of Sharia ignorance of the principle of Sharia.
Also, this heading shows you that
the verge, the owner will be the best if the owner pays attention to the poll on learning and teaching how you react when Omar is a fraud. He connected to the Koran.
you understand clearly Why are almost so weak. While our community is so weak.
We care so much sometimes about our little kids to go to court. Regardless, they understand it understand and appreciate that and respect that a lot. But what about us as parents? Why are we giving ourselves slides where we give ourselves a break.
I've been hearing this message for 20 plus years.
Not a single time. I remember, an adult came to me maybe once or twice and he said chef, can you please listen to my code? And correct me if I'm wrong.
Can you share
You always have to bribe is available by the register.
And I do as well. But my point is, it is sad look at how much we care for the Quran as a community as an individual's how much it occupied our time in the week
that shows you how much you care for it.
How much money we spent on it, how much time was spent on it? How much attention that we have. It is it is it something I plan for it, at least, at least is still still something I think about? Unfortunately, no.
Look at how our tongue is so twisted
that we can't even pronounce the verses read the Quran.
Even though so Allah bless them with the Arabic tongue.
I'm not even talking not touching even the meanings yet.
an aside this vacation this summer, this summer break that we all kids have. It's an excellent opportunity to make your kids among the best.
And a shower from July 1 and the mustard we will have every Monday
on every Thursday after selecting
a Koran class. Brian will be available after Marvel every Monday and every Thursday after Marvel as well as every Tuesday and every one day we will have after a lot of work
because in the night we do have a decent day's classes. So you have almost every day in the week, either in the daytime or in the night where you can join in convert sometimes to learn the art.
I asked a lot putana otaku
and hamdulillah salat wa salam ala Medina via
my brothers and sisters
among the best of us the process of the best of you the one who learned and the one who teach, to show you also that you don't need to be perfect to be among the best. Because if you're learning that means you're not perfect yet, you're still struggling. So even when you struggle, even with your heavy accent, even with your you know, lack of understanding, even if you mess up with the dream even with all of us, you still are among the best. Because you put in the effort, Manta and lemon
also this word tabula, it's a verb, it means something you continue to do.
For him a lot no Josie, a student of knowledge, told them advise me how I start learning the deal. And I'm for a beginner, a seeker of knowledge has an
emic upon me,
First step to learn the plan was simple. that's step number one.
Today we have an amount they don't have that
in the Oh, I'm just not trying to make it so difficult for you or impossible. But what I'm trying to say it doesn't matter even if you stop learning. That's a good thing. also those who learn the Quran and Hadith shows there isn't very big space for you to increase your knowledge
that shows you that there is no one level that you say you know what i master everything. You finish the art, you sell the Tafseer and Pepsi and there is no limit to that.
The amount of room and knowledge that you can gain is something everyday you learn something new, while lying. I heard not long time ago leading the last this year in 2017. Some points about sawtooth In fact, I never thought of it in my life before. How many times or how many books I read about
Rosie Rahim Allah said in Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim 10,000 10,000 points I can share in Bismillah R Rahman Rahim
Allah that's why to animal or an open beta it's an open door for all of us regardless what your level is.
if you know something, share it. You might not be able to share the words but you maybe you share the meanings. You see the concept. You share the you basically help somebody to learn.
Be part of that process.
And I don't want our image of the Quran is only to be restricted to one form of relationship with the Quran which is only the reading but that's important and essential as well. But also the other concept of understanding the meaning of it which you should come after a start reading it and knowing how to read it and to some memorizing.
ask Allah subhanaw taala
kitabi when you know Yocum, Allah tala wa t with me now.
Llama Karim Allah via una batalla de Nina Yala, we ask you to connect our hearts and our tongues with the Quran and to help us to decide the day in the time and to make our hearts and our efforts dedicated and focused on learning the book, the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala alum, Amit la Moshe, nobody Valentina.
Dena Amano, salam, wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Abu Salah.