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Four Pillars of Ramadan 3
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Episode 03 – Qur’an for the Heart
In this episode Sheikh Wasim Kempson sheds light on the Qur’an and the place it should have in our hearts during this month.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Sweeting dharwad. Early he wasapi a domainer, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My dear brothers and sisters, and welcome to episode three or four, where in this Ramadan course we are talking about different aspects of a birder worship in this blessed month of Ramadan. In our previous lesson, we were speaking about tm, we were speaking about the 200 the night prayer. We mentioned some of the virtues we mentioned some of the blessings that one can get in the blessed month of Ramadan, especially with Torah we explained the differences between tala we and pm 200 that really these are just different phrases with regards to the prayer
that's offered at different times of the night. Now when we offer PM, we offer our Salah what is it that we are reciting in our prayers, none other than the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. Now the month of Ramadan is special for a number of reasons. None other Of course then mentioning the issue of fasting, but also the Quran, the Book of Allah subhana wa tada in which allegedly Allah mentions in the Quran specifically. Now if we think about in general Allah Allah, Allah mentions things in the Quran in general, very few places are mentioned with details, except for maybe inheritance with regards to marriage with regards to some issues in buying and selling but other than that Allah
subhanaw taala talks about matters in general. For this reason you only find fasting mentioned just once. But Allah subhanaw taala makes special they have special remembrance or mention of shareholder Ramadan and the Xena fee in the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. In fact, it is narrated
that in the Hadith, which is found in hacking, which is a book of Hadith, that Allah subhanaw taala revealed revelation to many of the prophets of the past in the month of Ramadan. So this particular month isn't something brand new to the Muslims, but it is a time of year which is known to the prophets who came before us. alima salatu salam. So what does the Quran represented to us? As a loss of penalty Allah tells us it is a keytab which is who doesn't live in, who then is a hoarder. This is a guidance for them.
So what does the Quran represent to us as Muslims and how does it fit in with our lives? First and foremost, we know that is a book of guidance. It is a hidden thing. That is a book of guidance for those who have Taqwa, awareness and consciousness of Allah subhana wa Tada. It is not a book of science. It is a book of guidance. It is a book in which our loss of penalty Allah tells us what to know from kitabi mean shape, that this is a book in which our loss of penalty and has nothing, it has been left out every type of guidance that you need to know as a servant as a Muslim, has been mentioned in a way that can be not bettered. It is a perfect way of delivering this message to you.
Because the color of Allah subhanaw taala the speech of Allah Allah Allah is perfect.
So in this blessed month of Ramadan, we find that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, who was the one who received the revelation, had a special relationship with the Quran, in the blessed month of Ramadan. We know this, because in the famous Hadith narrated by Abdullah even adverse May Allah so parents I'd be pleased with him and his father, that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was the most generous of people, and the most generous that you would find him sallallahu wasallam was in the month of Ramadan, that jabril la Salim would go through the Koran with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This shows us that a person who increases their recitation of the Quran, the closer
relationship you have with the Quran, this will have an impact on your behavior. Now imagine that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as mentioned can add woodenness he was the most generous of people, that that individual amongst the companions, they saw, there is nobody more generous, nobody more noble than the Prophet sallallahu it when it was in them. But in the month of Ramadan, they would see a distinct difference that the prophet SAW Selim would go up a level in terms of his generosity, in terms of his kindness, in terms of his worship, even subpanel that the prophets that I saw them would be constantly remembering our last panel to add a
shadow to our talent and the rates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Kearney has called a law he called the hint that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would remember our last panel to Allah, on all occasions, that in the last 10 nights of Ramadan that he went to make a tea caf. And there he would establish the night prayer remember
Allah subhanho wa Taala that he would wake his family up in the last part of the night to stand for prayer and to recite the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Brothers and sisters throughout our lives, we will constantly need some form of guidance, where to go, what to do looking for answers. As a Muslim, we need to understand that the book of Allah subhanaw taala is the first port of call for us in all matters of our Deen and in fact all aspects of our lives. If I need guidance on the matter, is there something in the Quran that Allah Allah Allah has spoken about, even if it is to do with dealings, buying and selling, which a person may see as a worldly act? But is there any guidance that Allah subhanaw taala has told me how to how to behave, how to buy and how to sell, you will find that Allah subhanaw taala has given us guidance on
that. If Allah subhanaw taala has given us guidance on these worldly matters, how important is for us then to recognize the importance concerning our relationship with regards to our VEDA many Muslims are confused about how to deal with one another, how to relate to Allah subhanaw taala everything had handed has been made very clear in the book of Allah subhanaw taala whether it has to do with buying and selling was to do with marriage, whether it has to do with your fasting, and your Salah, and your Hajj, all of these beautiful things. parts of our worship have been mentioned in the Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you will find a people who in the past who are close to Allah
subhanaw taala you will find that the Quran was had a very high status in their lives and in that community. Last month I raised the status of people concerning the Quran as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah jell O Allah will raise the status of a people through the Quran, and that other people will be lowered. They will be devalued with regards to the relationship of the book of Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on your monkey ama will say that some of my nation that they took this book of philosophy panel to Allah and they distance themselves from it, they did not recite it, they did not act upon it, they did not understand it. We
know that the Quran was revealed to our Prophet Mohammed Allah, so to say them in the best of languages, in the Arabic language, and that yes, maybe I am not an Arab, and that my mother tongue is not Arabic. But this was never an excuse for people of the past, to learn and understand the book of Allah subhanaw taala those people whom Allah subhanaw taala put in their hearts to understand that the Koran is everything to them. It is not possible for me to understand my Deen my religion correctly and properly, through translations, relying on the understandings of everybody else. It is a mission, it is an important mission for me an objective or goal for me to achieve, to understand
the book of Allah subhanaw taala and objective and a goal that may not you may not achieve within five years or two years, but it is a lifelong goal, something that you have the intention to move towards and a person is sincere, a person has in their heart truly, to reach that goal, then you will find that Allah subhanaw taala will give that to that particular person. If a person intends to do hired, intends to do good, then Allah subhanaw taala number one will reward you for your good intention. And then Allah subhanaw taala will facilitate for you, the chief and the implementation of that particular goal and there was none greater than to understand the book of Allah subhanaw
taala remembering that the Prophet is or some said to us, that every letter that is recited in the Quran is equal to 10%. If you look at the page of the Quran, whether it has 13 or 15 or 17 lines, in one line, how many letters there are, and the second line, how many letters there are third line in the Quran, there are more than 6000 verses. If it was the case that every verse was equal to 10 100 then imagine reward for person completing the plan, but that is not the case. The prophet SAW Some said that for Elif, there is 10 has an ad for lamb 10 has senate mean 10 has an ad. If a person was to complete the Quran, there would be millions of rewards for you just for its mere recitation.
Moreover, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said that the person who finds difficulty in the recitation of the Quran, then there is a double reward for that person. And I'm Avan is that opportunity for us to remind ourselves, how is my recitation? How often there are reciting the Quran. If I'm a person who finds their recitation is not up to the standard, really it should be, then this is an opportunity and a chance for me to reconnect with the book of Allah subhanaw taala in so
many ways, the first way would be to improve your recitation to find the teacher to find somebody who is able to teach you and to allow you to recite the words and the letters correctly, no longer are you satisfied in reading the book of Allah subhanaw taala, for how you've been doing it for years, and you know, there are many mistakes, you can do this virtual learning, and you can do this online. How many opportunities are lots of panatela is given to us, so you improve your reputation. Secondly, you can memorize more, that there is not a day that passes by, I mean, you must remember brothers and sisters, that the days of Ramadan, whether it is 29 or 30. These days, I like no other
days of the year.
I want to ensure that this month is different from the other days of the year. How do I make it different than the daytime I'm fasting. The other days in the year I'm not fasting every day. The nighttime in Ramadan, I'm establishing some sort of night prayer the other times of the year, I'm not doing that every day. I'm not doing that every night. With regards to the recitation of the Quran. It is not like any other day of the year. So therefore I have the most half with me, I have my device and there is no excuse for us. I can download most half on my phone device and recite the Quran from the phone device. Is it necessary for me to have a lot when holding the device while this
device is not considered I must have so therefore it is not the condition for you to be in a state of booboo. When reciting the Quran from your device, the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala is there, we just have to seek it, we just have to search it and we will find that Allah subhanaw taala is Mercy is there as Allah subhanaw taala has told us what it was the article he that my mercy has encompassed everything. So the month of Ramadan is the opportunity for you to reclaim to reconnect to the book of Allah subhanaw taala you will find a job you will find amazing things in the Quran, you will find that your life changes.
Without any doubt you will find that your life changes with regards to the relationship you have with the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we need to link to these things to practical examples, that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would become a better person, a greater person, a kinder person, a more generous person in the month of Ramadan. Similarly, we want to be that person. And one of the reasons but eternally to Allah for me to achieve that goal is to have a relationship with the book of Allah subhana wa tada we lost a legend or Allah to allow us to be from a halal Quran to be from the people of the Quran. People who understand the Quran and then implement
the Quran, Allah, Allah, Allah will raise those people and those people who avoid and stay away from the Quran, then what are the following? It may be on your monthly ama that the Quran is an evidence against you.
But the book of Allah subhanaw taala is not there to be something against you, but it is there to support you and to be an evidence for you to speak for you because you are the one who recited the Quran. It will be evidence for you that you acted upon the Quran. So we ask Allah, Allah Allah to allow us to be from the people of the Quran, Allah whom I mean.
I ask Allah Subhana Allah to allow us to be from those people who learn the Quran and implement the Quran that we bring together earlier Elmo will Amman knowledge and action, that these people are the ones who are truly rewarded by a Lost Planet Allah with the very best in this life. And in the Hereafter, we ask Allah Allahu Allah, to allow us to be from those who refer to the Quran. In all of our matters a lot home I mean, until our next episode jazak Allahu Allah. Wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.