Channel: Wisam Sharieff
Milla will hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah
salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
The topic for tonight's session is, as you mentioned, learn to recite, but at the same time how that learning to recite the Quran can take us to loving the Quran and eventually living the Quran and learning loving to recite the Quran and living to recite the Quran, the Book of Allah. And in order to start this talk off, start this session this discussion off properly, and put everyone in the right mindset I wanted to focus in on the overlying theme, the major theme of today's discussion, and that is that we're on is the most amazing, the Quran is the greatest gift bestowed by Allah subhanaw taala upon humanity upon mankind, the Quran is the greatest form of Allah's mercy that
humanity has ever witnessed, or ever experience. And it is the greatest gift of a law that has ever been granted to mankind. And this is elaborated upon this is demonstrated within the first part of maybe one of the most beautiful, powerful, vivid graphics heroes of the entire Koran. And that is similar to Roman. When you read Superman, we all know about the beauty of Soros ramen, and it's an extremely powerful portion of the Quran. When Allah subhanho wa Taala over and over and over, emphasizes a very powerful point. He says something over and over again, for the A Allah Arabic magic as the band, Then which of the Blessings the great, undeniable Blessings of your Lord in your
master will both of you deny meaning human and jinn. And Allah repeats this statement over and over again, and in between continues to mention amazing mind blowing blessings of Allah, great gifts and bounties of blessings of Allah that we can never truly appreciate, or really thank Allah subhanaw taala, as he deserves to be thanked for those blessings. But here comes the real interesting part, the beginning of the surah opens very powerfully, from the very beginning, the sutra grabs your attention, and it mentions a las panatela It opens with the name of Allah. And if you look throughout the Quran, you don't find another sutra that begins in this manner. There's no sutra that
begins by mentioning either the name of Allah or begins by mentioning one of the attributes of Allah, no other sutra. This is the single This is the only surah it begins by saying, oh, man,
oh, man, this is the only surah in the entire Quran that does that.
With the bang, it begins just there is no more stronger, more powerful beginning that could ever be
man and then what attribute it didn't even mention the name of Allah. It mentioned the specific attribute of Allah. Man, which of course comes from Rama, mercy, mercy, that is a force of bringing things together, bringing things closer, so Allah's mercy and Rama brings us closer to him. And Rockman the Arabic language is a language of patterns. It's a language of patterns, you take a root word, and you place it on different patterns, and you achieve different meanings and different implications. Because of each pattern rushman the implication of this specific word pattern is abundance. It implies great abundance, endless amounts of something.
That's why foreign is called foreign because it's abundantly recited. So Rama means the one who is Abundantly Merciful. The ones who are the one whose mercy knows no bounds, the one whose mercy cannot be contained, the one whose mercy his limits less.
Because the entire Next, the rest of the sooner is about to count down some of the most amazing blessings of Allah. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Because as Allah tells us another place in the Quran, we're into ardunio, Mata la de la sua, even if hypothetically, even if you were to try to enumerate one by one count all the blessings of Allah. And what's interesting is the word nehama is the singular word. But it has a plural meaning as well. It's just mutagens. It It comes with it encompasses everything that falls in the category of being niyama. So but why Allah uses the singular, because he's saying that not only if you tried to count all the blessings of Allah, even if you tried to truly appreciate one single blessing of Allah, you'd never be fully able to do so. You can never really realize the blessings of Allah like our
eyesight. We know it's a blessing of a lot because you couldn't drive you couldn't see you couldn't take care of yourself. But we don't even realize To what extent vision is a blessing.
Imagine never having seen the sky
Imagine never having seen how green grasses.
We were We were we've been driving around all day today visiting friends old friends and acquaintances and meeting with the shoe during the day and it's been so distracting to even try to drive. Mashallah here in So Cal, because every time we're driving and we look up, we see the snowcapped mountains in the distance. And then we talk to each other about can we move to soltau
right. And then we remember that we have families back in Dallas, right, otherwise you just stay. It's so beautiful. Imagine never having seen those mountains, the snow caps, the beautiful trees, the sunlight. We saw this mountain. Shortly before sunset we saw this snow capped mountain and literally the clouds had parted a little bit over the mountain there was light coming straight down on like the snow part of the mountain. It was so amazing, so beautiful. So Pinilla imagine never having seen that.
For those of you who are married,
all right, you have a spouse, a partner in life.
Imagine never having seen the person that you love so much that you spend your entire life with never having actually seen their face.
For those of you who have children,
I haven't gotten a chance to do so. So robotic brother of the love Mashallah the birth of his daughter I got the text message. So, but imagine those be those people here who have children.
Anyone who has a child can attest to this, the most beautiful thing in the entire world is the face of your child.
it's the most beautiful thing in the world, you could have the worst day of your life. Imagine the worst day of your life.
And you walk through your door and the second you see the face of your child, it's all gone. There's nothing more beautiful, removes all your worries. I imagine not having the ability to see and never having seen the face of your child.
What a blessing.
So our rock man
now Allah subhanho wa Taala for the rest of the surah he's gonna count down his most amazing blessings.
And he starts by mentioning the greatest blessing
and what is the next ayah IML.
He taught the Quran
he taught the Quran
taught who the Quran holla pal Insan. The third is he created the human being. What's very interesting about that is think about it from at least at our level of logic, not true intelligence because we're going to understand obviously, the Divine Wisdom is superior to everything. But just basic logic basic rationale, which one just basic logic say should have been mentioned first, creating the human being or teaching him the Quran, creating the human being, he created the human being and then taught him the Quran. Allah doesn't say that though. He says he taught him the Quran and he created the human being
And like I said, basic logic at the surface level, you say that's backwards. But when we actually take a look at it, we realize something very profound. Allah subhanaw taala is telling us that a human being cannot even realize his humanity, unless and until he understands. He implements the Koran. He reads a Koran. He understands the Quran, until unless this human beings life, his conduct his behavior is enlightened by the Quran. And its beauty and its message and its teachings and its morals and its ethics. A human being can even really live a life of true humanity. He lacks in his humanity without the Quran. So to be an actual true human being, we need the Quran. And another
thing about that
when you buy a new item, when you purchase something you have to assemble you have to put together what does it always come with? an instruction manual. And what's the first thing you take a look at and you read an instruction, the instruction manual, you take a look at it. If you don't take a look at the instruction manual first, then that's when you end up with
write a bookshelf that was supposed to be a table.
Right? And somehow it's a bookshelf now. I'm gonna we're gonna make it work. We have to make it work. Right? That's that's when you run into issues and problems. Allah subhanaw taala is telling us before you unpackage this human being and you realize your true humanity. first read the instruction manual and that is
your maker, your Creator, your sustainer your provider, your Lord, your man.
He sent you the instruction manual. Make sure you read it. Make sure you realize it, you live your life according to it. Don't assemble the table, assemble the crib the bed without reading the instruction manual. Similarly, don't think that you can live life without this instruction manual the Quran,
Allah, Quran holofoil in suninen what's the next thing Allah says, Allah who will buy
and then he taught him.
And then he taught him, I will buy an bayana they are typically just translated as speech, by me is very clear speech, clarifying speech, speech that is extremely clear and clarifies things. That's what the word bad means. So once again, after this human being realizes his humanity by means of the Quran, he then gains the ability to clearly to properly elaborate and explain his purpose of life, his existence, and this points us to it in another direction, that once we realize the Quran and we understand the Quran, and we lived up on it then becomes our responsibility to deliver the Quran. Explain this Quran teaches Quran to people, deliver it to mankind and humanity, share it with
everyone else. I lemma Hoon via
clarified Explain yourself, tell people about this amazing, meaningful existence that you've been able to find by means of this book of Allah. This is the greatest that's why I say it's the greatest gift ever bestowed by Allah upon humanity. One who does the luminol for Annie Maha Shiva, Allah says we are revealing from the Quran that which is a complete cure all she found means a complete cure. What I am utterly meaningless meaning and it is a mercy for those people who believe in it.
The Quran is not some random fairy tale some conjecture, someone dreamed up somebody fantasized about when I can just dhikala the beignet rather, the Quran affirms reality, the fraud opens humanity's people's eyes to what is reality. What they've seen a cliche and the Quran provides an elaborate structure within which a human being can live his life and achieve a meaningful existence. Well who then in the Quran is guidance through and through the Quran is guidance in any and all situations at all times at all places in all situations.
And the Quran is mercy at all times at all places in all situations. It is the most divine sweetest form of mercy. The only human noon for people who are willing to believe in it, people who approach it with an open mind and an open heart. Ooh, La La Nina Armando houden Masha.
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the Prophet sallallahu Sallam at the end of the instruction on giving giving him instruction on how to do the Dhamma how to deliver the message Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him say it mounts proclaimed to the people who are Lila Dena amanu who then was Shiva it is for those people who are willing to believe in its guidance and a complete cure as well as in Allah you mean una de Adana, him walk around. But for those people who are not willing to believe in it, it's like an obstacle. It's like there's something blocking their ears, they don't hear the truth of it. Well, who are they who mama and they're literally blind to the Quran, and it's specifically this
the syntax, the grammar, the sentence structure is such it means they are only blind to it. This is the only thing that they're blind to the sea everything else. They they're they're functioning people. They have careers and jobs and education and families and everything, but they just don't see the truth of the foreign law. Okay, you're not the only mechanic buried beautiful expression in the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, it's like yelling at someone from very, very far away.
When someone's really really far away from you.
And they're yelling something to you. Can you completely understand what they're saying? It's hard to hear them right like what what? I can't hear you I can't hear you come close.
Right? ally saying that's what guidance becomes for these type of people. This is faintly hear something in the distance. But we have to approach it, we have to realize what a true gift and a true blessing of a light is. And we have to appreciate it. And we have to give it its due right. And we have to engage with the Quran. If we are really truly ever going to realize how much it can enhance and it can enrich our lives.
hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. As the shift is very eloquently put, it's not just about knowing that Quran is a gift but knowing that the gift is meant for us. You know that there are exotic gifts there but when we realize this gift is for us
Then we realize we have to learn to use it. So when you get a very nice, amazing gift, or lemon or M and Allah subhanaw taala says that he's given us this book and he's taught this book to us that we need to realize that this gift needs to be assembled correctly and we need to learn to, let's say, drive it correctly. So just to get a quick touch from where we are right now, how many people were at yesterday's clip, but just so you don't have too many repeats?
So bear with me for like three, four minutes inshallah, just to get everyone caught up to where we were and how many people were at last night's the lights, nice. Irvine mustard talk is an ela we just want to get everyone caught up to where we were. So you can feel free to answer and get everyone caught up together is an ally, Donna. So in the last two talks, we realized we spoke about the fact that or an was something that we needed. And we said there were five things that wanted from us. And the first thing that we said what was the first thing that Quran wanted from us
to recite it if you're with me or on weekend lezzy.
And we all know this for our needs to be read, it needs to be recited, but four times in the surah that comes after Surah Rahman and I'd like you to do a little bit of homework, Allah. Allah says four times in 40 is one I'm finding.
That certainly definitely one out but double emphasis. We have made this for an simple lithic for remembrance, and what is the question for Holman wood? So who is going to step up to the plate? But what did Allah Allah say, the Quran was What did he say? Well, aka Dr. Sarna are on right. It's easy. I'd like to demonstrate that to you. This is something we did last night, we demonstrated that any human being could learn the letters of the forearm in 28 minutes, and we told an actual story. Some of the brothers came and said, Did that really happen? There's a lady sitting next to you on the plane and say, can I learn to say gee ha, and this happened? So a lady came on the plane and she
asked me, she said, What do you do? And I said, Oh, I used to work in the hospital. And now I work. I teach Arabic. And she said, in the air, she said, Can you teach me to say Jihad? And I said, and I did exactly this, I press my call button. I called the Southwest lady. And I said, the white lady said jihad, I did not say jihad. So she was okay. She was okay. And then she said, okay, she walked away. And I said, Ma'am, I can't teach you that word. But there's 75 minutes left on our flight. God said, and I'm telling myself this, the coach inside Allah subhanaw taala said, This book is easy. He's gonna make it easy to remember. So I'm going to teach you the letters of the Arabic language in
28 minutes. And she was thinking, she said, Okay, let's do it. And she was wondering, Well, why many Arabic letters make up the word jihad. So I'm going to take it. So what I did was, again, I was about to whip out something technical, I took out a piece of paper, I took out a napkin, the napkin that we get our drinks on, and this is very important.
And I want you to get remember that what I'm showing you here is why it is so simple. So I took the napkin out. And on the napkin, I drew a line, a straight line, right? And we you know what that line is that line is the letter. But I asked her, ma'am, what do you see? She said, I see a stick. So where does the stick come from? She said a tree. It looks like a tree. And then when I said, Ma'am, what grows on a tree? What did she say? Yesterday, people jumping? She said a leaf? She said a leaf. I said that is correct. then very quickly, let's move through this. Then I drew. She said a leaf. I said very good. So when you look at the tree, knowing a leaf grows on it, I asked her one more what
else grows on the tree. She said an Apple has a leaf, Apple. Then I drew three boats. Three boats started here, you know, like a little canoe. I drew three little boats. And then I made six dots. I made six dots. I said these are the little boys. They want to play in the boat. So the first boat, I put one boy at the bottom of the boat.
And you know what he said? She said boy, bottom boat and I said the. Then I said, Ma'am, how many boys are in the second boat? After but how many boys in the second boat, too, right? And we did this yesterday? I made her repeated a few times. I said I'm sorry, ma'am. How many? And she said to I'm sorry. I didn't catch that what she said to? I said Ma'am, there are two boys in the boat. And she said to and I said that. So she said a leave boy too. And then the I did this. I put my tongue here. And I said jokingly, ma'am, how many boys in the third vote in the third. So she got the joke and she said three, three. And I said they're there. So she said a leaf boy Two, three. Then I took my
cup just like this. It was a regular cup.
I did that with a cup is empty cup. So I said this is the jug. The cup was a joke. I said, Ma'am, what's in the jug? Oh, it has a dot. It's full. I said it's a full jug. And she said jug. And what did I say? Jean? I said, Jeff. Then I took my cup, and I turned it upside down. I said, Ma'am, what's inside my cup after Jean? The next jug? What's inside of it? Nothing. It's hollow. It's a hollow jug. And she said, hollow. Yes. And I said her, like hollow. And then I took my cup. And it was a plastic, you know, the plastic cups. You get your orange juice in and I crushed it in my hand. And I said, Look, ma'am, the third jug. It has a scratch. When I said scratch, what did she say?
Oh, so I said jug, hollow scratch. And she said to me, a leaf boy 233 jog hollow scratch. And I said what sound is a scratch make? She said Hall. I put two things down. And then I showed her. We did a lot more letters. And we did that. Then I pulled up on my zipper. I took my the zipper that was connected to the end of my quote. And I said when I close my zipper does it go?
She did it herself. She bought her tongue and said
I said say zipper. She said that? That? Then I drew a little tail of a lion. And I said Ma'am, if you pull on this tail, what will the line and see what is the line say? Raw and usually people say raw. So she said raw? And I said if you if a lion walks up to you and goes roar, it'll probably say that slightly agitating. Don't pull on my tail. Right? So lions don't say raw, homeboy. What is the lines a little guy? What is the line tape? Raw? And immediately she said raw? I drew the next letter. I said it's a bumblebee, what sound does it make she goes but and I said when it bites you What do you say? She said, Ah
ah, za? So the line says law. The Bumblebee says Zach I drew binoculars like this. I said Ma'am, if I look into these binoculars, what have I done? And she said I have seen and I said if you look into the binoculars and you've seen the three little boys from the boat, what do you have to tell them?
So she said a leaf boy to three junk Hello scratch does nipper alliances law? Bumblebee says Ah, I have seen three boys. So I told them and I said to build this plane. We need nails, hammer and a slaw. She goes yeah, slaw and I drew the letter, it has a handle and the blade. I said the blade is dull. It's a dull blade. So she looked at the letter board and she said blah, blah. I was like, okay, it's pretty close. Then sisters, I drew the letter flaw. And I said it looks like a lamb chop. And she goes, I said, What do you do with a lamb chop when you pull it out of the freezer, and she looked at me and she got the she got the point. She goes, the laptop has to fall.
And we went we kept going and in 2475 minutes, finished in 28 minutes. Big, big perm. Big, big, big hair. And she goes I know the Arabic letters. And I said you know why? You know the Arabic letters? Because God says in his book four times, and I recited all along for the SL
definitely certainly this book simple. This book is simple. And quite frankly, it's pretty fun. Because I asked her if you're sneezing you usually have a bad all. And when a cow has a baby. It's called. And it's the only letter with a little baby in the stomach. When a cow has a baby, what is it called? calf? And I said Mary had a little lamb. And we got to the letter, this letter and it looks like a man opening his mouth. And I was like how easy is Arabic? And what did she say? Wow.
And she was so and we were done. And she's all like, I know I can't shake your hand. But I was like, be happy. Clap your hands. Just be here. She said you're a hairy guy. Religious people don't shake it, whatever. Whatever floats your boat. But this is where we are in the first level. Now why am I pitching this to you? Because anyone between now and January 21. Who wants to attain this gift? Friends you have 21 days, give or take to learn from zero. So here's my Can you can you volunteer? Your volunteer? This brother in the coupie? He doesn't know his letters at all. Am I right? You've never seen the letters in your life.
The one in the Koofi. You've never seen the letters in your life, right? Not just not very good checks in the mail. Don't worry. So he's never seen the letters in his life. If he wanted to before January 21. He could learn to read out of an Arabic must have. Pick up the script, not a Li f business.
Alhamdulillah he could pick up an Arabic must have and read it and shake will explain to us a little bit more.
one of the wisdoms earliest, I guess, research or some of the work that he sat down and he did was developing this course that he just kind of gave you a brief synopsis of
it was basically our Arabic 101 course. It's called reading essentials. So and this was a course that he developed, I used to be taught over eight evenings. The last time I think he taught it, he actually taught it in Brooklyn. He taught it in Brooklyn at monster Rogers Masjid, the monster out montserrado Hodges Majid in Brooklyn. And I was on the phone with him actually, he actually turned on the phone during the class, it was the fourth evening. By the way, when I say fourth day of class, it's only an hour and a half a day, only an hour and a half a day. And it was the fourth evening of the class, he turned on the phone. And that was the day there was almost like 200 people
there. 200 people, you know, most of them convert people who are taking Shahada, some of them 2030 years ago, they were part of the moms are just old school crew. And but you know, just over time, it was difficult for them to learn how to read the Arabic directly out of the most have. And on the fourth day of class, they started reading, putting words together has had that call their call. And literally there was like shouting and yelling and screaming in the room, they were so excited. People were throwing things, people were running around the room, back,
reading started running around the room, and they're hugging each other. And it was such an exciting moment. So Hamdulillah, it's really, personally, I think, out of all the courses we've done is probably the most life changing, the most life altering, and the most fundamental basic thing that is the need of people. But the reality of the matter is that traveling around, and it has to be done in incremental, you know, portions in sections, you can't condense it into a two day course, because it takes that time to digest it slowly. It's something new that the person is learning. So it became difficult for him to travel around and teach this course, in every single location wherever somebody
would have this need. And there's usually not that many people, 1015 people per city that actually come out and take this type of a course. So what we ended up doing was we ended up hiring some professional media people who recorded the entire course. And they use HD video, they use some interactive technology,
to the point where the letters are on the screen, his lovely faces on the screen right next to the letters. He's reading it. He's instructing like he was just teaching right now. And he's circling things. And we ended up producing a DVD course, a DVD courses, a three DVD course. And it's called reading essentials. And we ended up producing this DVD and it's available on on the beginner site, you can find that a DVD that begging a.com. The reason why I'm mentioning this is because this DVD set needs to be within each and every single home, make your kids sit down and watch it yourself refresh your ability to read by taking the DVD course. Also at the same time, when people come into
the masjid and they take Shahada, there's so many things that we give to them or that we should give to them. I honestly truly believe this should be one of the primary gifts provided to people when they accept Islam. And I one of the locations where I taught a class, I met two sisters, there were two sisters who had taken Shahada around the same time about two years ago, before they took my class meaningful prayer the one I taught over here. And both of these sisters took Shahada around the same time, one of the sisters in the class has trouble keeping up with the class. And if you've taken the seminar, you know, I don't really impose a lot of heavy Arabic into the course. I
explained everything as we go along with translating as we go along. But she had trouble keeping up because even the few Arabic words that will come on the screen, she would have trouble piecing them together. She needed she needed everything transliterated. ALHA. md you ll she needed everything transliterated.
And the other sister, during one of the breaks came to me with a must have holding a Quran in her hand and started asking me advanced grammatical questions from the Quran. I was like, Oh my goodness, who are you? Right? Like, where do you come from?
And when talking to both the sisters, she came to me during the break with her frustration. I'm having trouble keeping up. I said How long ago did you accept Islam two years ago, didn't learn how to read the Arabic No, unfortunately didn't. I went straight to transliteration. I learned how to pray through a LLHU aka ba R. I learned how to pray like that and it became a permanent crutch and I haven't been able to let go since
On the other hand, the other sister when I spoke to her find out how long ago did you accept Islam two years ago.
So hon Allah advanced grammatical questions from the Quran. Wow, she said the greatest blessing was that I talked to somebody sensible after I took Shahada, and they told me Listen, is going to be a little bit more, require a little bit more work in the beginning, but don't go to transliteration goes directly to the Arabic learn at least that data. It'll take a little more work a little more commitment, a little more patience in the beginning, but it will pay off later. And she said, I did that. And within a couple of weeks, a month or so I was reading directly from the Muslim. And I kept improving my recitation, and I started memorizing Quran, then I took a grammar course locally from
the Shankara machine, then I signed up for some online grammar classes, and I just kept going from there. And now I'm, I'm just I'm a student of the grammar of the Quran. Sounds like so hon Allah, what a completely different story. So really, these these DVDs that we've produced, we've made available on our website, please do go to the website, they do require a purchase, but I can guarantee it's the best investment you'll ever make. So please do check that part of it out. But now once you identify the letters, you know how to read the letters. The next layer of this reciting the Quran is of course, the sound, the proper pronunciation, I learned how to do some talk about that a
little bit. For those of you who are this is probably the main core part of the talk tonight, I want you to realize that what we're gonna do right now are some of the techniques we employ in the actual class. So if you want to, you can write this down if you want to, like take a jot these things down. I'm not proposing that your reading could get better. I'm saying take this home tonight. More than the last class, use these techniques at home and see your recitation change tonight before you leave, make to recap normal and see if it changes. And by the way, that DVD set very quickly. It won't teach you the letters, it will teach you the letters and how to read out of an Arabic script
from zero in an hour and a half a day for eight days. But let's see if we can do about four mini lessons together. So the first thing or unwanted from us was if we're wrong with Milan, we can last the holiday or all alcohol.
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What was the second revelation second or third? Remember we talked about it last year some came down. He was wrapped in his cloak. He was slightly anxious he told his wife zombie Looney What did Allah subhanaw taala call to him as? Yeah, you learn Muslim need. Kumi, Laila Illa Padilla. And in the fourth I have this recitation second or third revelation to mankind in some opinions. Allah Subhana Allah says to his beloved OZ de la,
Of all things that are going to be said oh z Dolly, you are a serial killer. Allah subhanaw taala says and recite the Quran slowly calculated, and with rhythm Imam could to be he comments on this, that term Tila is the perfect arrangement of the teeth with no gaps between it but that doesn't mean a lot to me. So let's take this one little science for a second I recited to you in a lot of you said Oh, Mashallah. But as is okay, because you got lost in the sound of Quran that's fine. But I'm asking you did I recite the Tila? Or did I recite the law? I decided the first one. So how do I know whether the sound is out? Or all? How do I know if the sound is dead? Or tell? How do I know these
things without knowing technical terms? So the second obligation after reciting the Quran is to recite it while activates the Gene Hackman Lazarus as Mr. jazzy writes, in his beautiful opening to the poem, the implementation of the Hartman lesson. It is it's it's almost obligatory in a non part of the way it's mandatory because it was revealed with it. Quran was revealed with the right pronunciation. He didn't say Quran was revealed with the dream. It was revealed with it because they're synonymous the correct pronunciation now let's push the bar a little bit. Everybody knows that we're supposed to recite Koran correctly. But there's the Convert. There's the autumn the non
Arab and then allow only knows what fits in between but there must be something in between to the south Indian were their own category. Allah bless the dirty cell.
In this, there are many things that stop us the average person stops, because well, I was born out of my mahadi just perfect colors. I leave it alone. The non Arab says, I don't know, rb and he's he leaves it alone. I'm not RB. And then someone says, Well, I was born into this religion here in America, I don't have a means to understand it. So I'm going to do four lessons quickly. Today leave this room knowing that the first lesson that we have the science wasn't written, or co modified till 150 years after the death of us would have lost a lot of stuff. So if it wasn't a written science, how was the sound of Quran taught for the first 150 years?
orally? Right, exactly. Okay. Some people don't humor me. So it was it was committed orally. So when someone came, there were three major lessons I want to touch first lesson that we need is not a bunch of names and rules. Right when Cotabato teaches her class here, I think it's Sunday, Sunday, Wednesday, Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. The memorization class, you're not how many? How many people take that class?
How many? How many technical rules do covers that there are a lot of rules. What do you do more recitation of rules?
That's right. Because recitations first, everyone in this room says But brother, I can't understand most stuff come and Morocco, and I can't implement it. So everyone in the room now let's try one thing. Try to urban gave me a lot of love last night. Can you? Irvine, so that's how I love the game.
I didn't even know their name when I left. That's how much love I got.
I'm gonna say seven sounds. Okay, everyone repeat one word in English. Can you say awesome? Can you say awesome? One more time. Awesome. Now, I'm gonna say it one more time to you listen to the fact that I'm saying it the way you say it in California. Awesome. Now very important. This is not part of a joke. In Boston. How do they say awesome. They use their lips and they say awesome. Right? They say awesome. They drink coffee in the corner. Right? They driving the parkway, they use your lips. I want you to say it like a California everyone say awesome. Now listen to seven sounds in the Quran. or four. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, Hall. What are all seven of these letters?
They're all awesome. Now you learned one lesson. You learned that there are seven awesome sounds. You correct my IMU. Now if I say Alhamdulillah here on the lawn me what's the mistake? The iron iron isn't
rules will be around been no laws. You say 4444 nunit awesome. If you tried he couldn't be awesome. Noon is happy. Noon is a happy letter. So there are seven awesome sounds in the Quran. If they're awesome, then you know them to be as an all sound but if they are happy than every other letter in the Quran, except lemon law are all happy when I say lm long K.
buka v. Else
we'll be most letters are happier, awesome. Happy. Most letters are happy, except when I said that all rah
rah, rah buka be us. All of us haven't been okay. So this is pretty simple. I can say happy. Let's do another one. Everyone in this room falls under two major categories. Most of you say Al Hamdulillah. You can recite Well, all of us either recite this mean, let's try one example. 50% of the rumor sites. This means long iraq Manu Rahim. bismil law law. The other 50% and chair can call to bother you can totally back me up on this. This may lead you rock man you rocky so it's either law or lay. So we did one sentence everyone can you repeat the sentence? This cat feels cool. This cat feels cool. So try it one more time. say
he. Oh, so one more time. Cat feels cool.
Now remember what this cat he I mean he feels cool. So when he says this cat feels cool. The enunciated sound now see what the sentence can do. Sometimes you hear someone say this may laugh.
But how makes an app sound? So everyone say Bismillah.
Now you could have heard bismil law, but that's not last. You could have heard me lay. Let's take another example. And hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen and hum door. How many people have you ever heard that? You hear it sometimes on hum door, right? But if I said that is cool, cool, everyone say?
you notice when the brother said it he puckered his lips? Like the word. Cool. How many people have heard Maliki omit the man lay? key? Yo, man, do you hear it all the time? But lamb with a line on the bottom it feel everyone say man Leakey.
You notice the sound. If you can take awesome happy and this cat feels cool. As we say your your pronunciation of the heavy and light will get better your pronunciation of even when people say Bismillah Bismillah. Bei is a bear or bs
is it's an E sound right? So it sounds exaggerated now because we've been saying the cut so say bumble bee.
The E sound bees.
So you start realizing Wow, it's just as simple as cat feels cool. Now I can see on some of the animals face.
Morocco calm. We noticed when we were little kids, and we've been saying perfect. Someone in the salon yesterday, after one of bawling. They said me me. This is the same person who said
Are you okay? I said no problem. Let's do something a little bit more complicated and then inshallah I think you'll catch it.
The students for the third week class that that is amazing. It's better than a weekend course I can say that brother you study with in the class, I'm going to tell you flat out on camera in front of everyone taking called to badass class is 50 times greater than taking a three week three day class. So know that Monday, Wednesday, Sunday, Allah subhanaw taala has given something in this community that maybe six communities have, that is a program full time that you need, but he has given this community what no other community has. And that is the teacher of that course. But I promised I wouldn't say too much. Can you tell me what's the most complicated rule you think anyone can throw
out? What is the most complicated rule and
if fun is hard, Jeff got it right on the head. The whole concept of an N really complicated
right even if I don't get it right, so I want you to take if at any time and put it up here on the member let it give good but look at me for a second. Can everyone say normal?
Say ninja? Mashallah, Mashallah say Nantucket?
Can you say nice? Say Nancy. One more time say normal? To say the end in normal. What is your tongue do?
What did you do whether it touched the top of your mouth ever say normal?
Right? Normal. Now everyone say in English say uncle.
exaggerate. Say uncle. Say in.
Say young, safe pink. Among. Now I want you to think about one word, say Young Money.
What do you think about that? Wait a minute, young. Everyone say uncle
did your tongue touch? You say Uncle Uncle gingka.
I'll never get tired of doing that. I do that every Friday. And it works everywhere. inker Uncle,
you don't do that. Right. So now you have two sounds in the qunit dome, right? You don't do that. So we end on one point here friends. We end on this which we did last night. There are two sounds in the Arabic language. One is a tongue touch and
lay him and everyone sleeps in a suit all blood and we'll still theme so often Latina and you touch your tongue or didn't touch you? Is it under and under? Your tongue touch is hot. And everyone says the word mink whether it's halal or haram acid, which I just say mink. Now say main comb.
Tongue not touch. If, if we could do that in 30 seconds, what can we do in a weekend? Think about the fact that four times in 40 versus a loss what Allah use it to, to strength. I'm going to make this easy for you to remember.
Who's going to step up to the plate, who's going to come and say, I'm going to learn this book. I'm going to learn how
Now you correct my mistake. We did four lessons, I'm going to say overall more. correct the mistake. meme isn't awesome and meme has what on top of it? And what? And what sound is the atomic? At, Matt? All right.
So all of a sudden, moron, you know that we meme is not awesome meme with a line on the top, but has a birthday, or whatever you want to call it. It makes an app sound
done, how hard was the Game of the Week, it was never hard until we assign names and technical terms to it. We asked Allah and Allah to give us that opportunity.
I then I wanted to take just a couple of minutes to talk about, we Sam obviously demonstrated very superbly about how simple and easy in reality, grasping and comprehending the proper pronunciation, the proper sounds of the Quran, how truly simple it is, how simple it actually is.
But I wanted to address them the next follow up question, because somebody sitting there who critically is thinking about this issue, might say, Okay, I understand that it's easy. But is it still just an unnecessary exercise?
I mean, does it make that big of a difference?
The reality of it is I'm talking from two basic perspectives, we Sam's going to share some specific examples with you, but I'm just addressing it generally from two specific perspectives, two perspectives that underlie that the ability to study in depth and also teach. The first is grammar, meaning grammar, the logo, the language, the change in a sound, most definitely affects the meaning.
And the meaning of what is being said, the change in the sound most definitely affects the meaning of what is being said. The second application is the fear,
the the meaning of Revelation, the in depth lessons and the wisdom that we extract from the Quran. And that is also of course, if the meaning is being impacted, then the in depth understanding and the application of the Quran is obviously being impacted. So there's no doubt about the fact that the abuse of the sound of the Quran and I'm going to use the word abuse and it's a very difficult word, whenever I end up giving these type of lectures, community lectures, introductory lectures, I always try to keep the light mood and encouraging and motivating, but I like to insert maybe just a couple of minutes of what a good friend of mine calls real talk. Real talk. It's a bitter pill to
swallow. It's a little bit tough, but we got to deal with reality. A good reality check is healthy from time to time. And I always apologize in advance if I offend anyone. I sincerely honestly apologize. My intention is not to offend or slight anyone.
It affects the meaning of what we read and recite when we abuse the sound, the pronunciation of the Quran.
The next thing someone could say is, well, I'm not doing it intentionally. You're making it sound like I sit there and I purposely altered the sound of the Quran to mess around with it because I'm a Muslim.
I believe this to be the book of Allah. I would never dare disrespect it.
But then I also the answer to that is also very interesting. He just taught us three, four, very fundamental, basically, what is the basis and the fundamentals of the proper pronunciation of the Arabic language? What he just demonstrated, and it didn't take more than 10 minutes. His entire seminar
takes one weekend.
So now the answer to your question is actually it takes one weekend at the most
to improve the to get the sound of the Quran, the pronunciation of the Arabic language up to par This one weekend. How much time have we invested? How much energy have we spent? How much of our brainpower have we invested into completely useless things?
So many of our youth could tell me right now, as soon as I put out the question, so many users could answer the question of how many points a game Kobe Bryant averages. Boom.
Right off the top of your head. What's the Lakers record right now?
Right right away. Somebody could fire it out. I'm from Texas, so I won't pick on you guys.
California people are kind of sensitive.
picking on us, right? I'm from Texas. We're football people. It's football country. It's a real man. Play.
All right. let you get away that easy. All right, no football team and shame on you people. So
I Muslim youth
tell you right off the top of their heads, averages of the Dallas Cowboys.
Right? How many yards a game how many points again, the quarterback, the receiver, the number of the jersey, how tall he is, how many years he's been in the league, how many touchdowns he has right away.
And then even other issues, politics. We know so much about politics, we can talk about it for hours. And all other types of use. We live in the age of useless information, the age of Wikipedia, right? We can read about anything and everything. information we'll never need again in our lives. We can pick it up right now on our phones.
But I haven't taken out one weekend of my time,
a dozen hours of my time
to learn how to read the book of Allah properly. It's a tough question. But we all got to ask ourselves that question, how am I going to justify that to Allah subhanho wa Taala? How am I going to answer that to Allah that? Yeah, I had, you know, I was just talking to a brother earlier today and he was saying so I will let you know before I realized Dean and I realized the importance of family and Dean and salah and valuing my time I used to watch 12 hours of football a week.
12 hours of football a week. The the the 12pm game will work for us at 12pm. in Dallas, the early game, the late game, the Sunday night game, the Monday night yeah, I used to watch 12 hours of football a week.
But I didn't have 12 hours in my lifetime to learn how to read the book of a law the words of a law property.
That's the real question. That's the question. We got to be asking ourselves, and it's within everyone's grasp. And I'm not guarantees. It's easy. It is easy. We're the ones like he said, we're the ones who make it difficult. Otherwise, it's very, very, very easy. If I'm going barreling down the freeway
I'm going 95 miles per hour down the freeway, tearing down the freeway.
cop pulls me over going 95 and a 60 What is wrong with you?
I said I didn't know what speedling what the speed limit was. I didn't know I was driving.
Is he still gonna give me the ticket?
It's my job to find out what is the speed limit I'm supposed to look for the sign and implemented as the way it works. I have to make the time and based on what we just discussed. We all have that time. We all trust me we all have that time. The Quran has Baraka and blessing. Maybe somebody out there says brother my life is tough.
And I don't doubt you definitely your life probably is very, very difficult may allow a sponsor to help you and make it easy. But the Quran is the ultimate source of blessing. It's the word of Allah. If your intention is to put on Allah will make put better Chi in your time, and he'll make it even easier for you inshallah. So I just wanted to real quickly briefly address that this is a need. Finally, Tz brother, but do I have to do it? Yes, that's not an option. We have to do it. We must do it. We should have done it. Let's not waste any more time and let's do it. Now. He's going to share a few examples of how it exactly impacts the meaning when we read and recycle.
Now to bring things to a
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it means drunk.
A lot is
Now when we say
when you make this statement, when you say
when you say
you change the spicy how to jump into a ha that is all the smoke is
when I say boo
difference. When I say boo, boo,
boo, boo, boo, save a lot is one, the big statement that a lot is one. When I say
cool, what does it mean
Something we recite every day?
What do we say? That's what we do?
What is the
Who is worried?
He prayed to his Lord.
sacrifice. What is
What is this? What does it mean?
So that means if I
now, these letters make a very big difference and all of a sudden, you're thinking about yourself in the car at 90 miles an hour on the carpet, you didn't even look
what happens when
you knew what semiconductor was, you know what an EVO was the car and the home, but didn't have the time, you could tell the difference between a fake product first and a real primer. You had time to pack match your job into your sights, but you couldn't figure out how to read
rather another this is too much can you please be nice? Okay, let's take one exam, final exam, about when the if the meaning doesn't change at all. So I
have 114 stories of how he learned directly from the mouth of life.
So a man is willing to
change the letters of the Bible Massoud was teaching a man who the greatest teachers of the
era he was moved from the capital city to prove up during the time of data is that I prefer him for you over myself.
So the man comes
Coca Cola Coca
Cola, he said he said nah
he didn't read like this. So the man asked him so how did he read
and I wish I could narrate the whole idea but I won't step out of my bounds and try to make myself look cool. But like that's what it's gonna be.
But I will say this much so then companion said so how did to the man said How did this was loss of love. It was some read it. He said in Masada call to lil Foucault and permet de ha and he made Madonna. So if the Sahaba radi Allahu taala and forget about changing letters, friends, they didn't even move the two or the
two. They didn't even change the sound. Then who are we going to be to remove the science? And I wish I could I feel comfortable because the shape was here too much I sit so I feel comfortable saying this in the must've friends. For example.
If I came up here and said drop it like it's cold, because I want to be a young 1000 $100,000 Nair. And I just don't care because my name is Snoop little Wayne.
Right? If I miss quoted a song and I said drop it like it's cold. Right? If I said, This is my pediatric dream in my very baggy jeans. This is wonderful. You know what you would say, Wow, what a father. He doesn't know what he's talking about. If I quoted and once I tried to quote a couplet from uncle zoom, in a lecture, I was trying to make a point, and I'm messed up the novom of Uncle Tom's work.
They said Allah, Allah, the people said, Please stop. Yeah, please, please stop. We understood that it is important. Please stop. And for the rest of us whose own costume if I got up here and I said a lotta song, right? Oh, I took a big roughy. I started to take coding rough ease or the old Muslims have a cabal? And I quoted his poem incorrectly.
Right? If I got up here and God forbid, I sang a song incorrectly Brother, brother, you're killing it. When your dad is humming along in the car to something like Dad, stop you killing it.
When it comes to the book of Allah subhanaw taala.
The book will be our death on the Day of Judgment. The book will come and see this man he read me correctly, the man will be dragged on his face to the hellfire. But he had memorized Surah mulk through a mobile manifest and say, Allah,
I am in him you put him in hell will you put me in hell, and for this proper recitation, you'll be entered into the paradise. And there will be others who the Quran is a is a Shahada against them.
So if I can't quote Lata up here, if I can't quote little Wayne, or the people who bring that into our life incorrectly, how can I read the book of a line correctly?
I wanted to end now in sha Allah just by mentioning a few basic things to tell you about the course. But the first thing just as a closing point, and as closing remarks,
our entire discussion here today is been in regards to just the first tier,
just the first requirement, the first demand that the Quran makes from us, and that is to recite it properly. There's so many more responsibilities that are after that. The next demand, the next obligation that we have towards the Quran
is to memorize it, so that we it is in our hearts. The third obligation of the Quran upon us is that we understand it, we comprehend its meaning, its depth, its beauty, its magnificence, its power, its message,
the fourth obligation of the Quran, then after that, so technically the fifth obligation of the Quran then upon us is to live it,
to realize it, to practice it. Like the the wife of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says about him gana Hulu Al Quran, his lifestyle, his behavior, his character was the Quran, he lived it. And then the final obligation of the Quran upon us is to share this Koran, this truth, this manifest truth with all of humanity, all these obligations are upon us. But just the first level is just been an introduction to it has been our entire discussion here tonight and that is to recite it properly. So in conclusion to this, inshallah, we will be conducting a one weekend seminar here at Missouri nominal farrokh insha Allah on the weekend of January 21 through the 23rd, gentle January the 21st
through the 23rd. All right, inshallah, this seminar will be conducted here. If you want more information on the seminar, you can go to vienna.com there are these flyers outside are these lovely, beautiful flyers. They're on the table here. They're in the lobby, they're at the registration tables that are going to be available for sisters and four brothers afterwards. This, this flyer gives you all the information you need. It tells you to read that back in the.com. This takes you to the page that has a video has testimonials has information, everything you need to know about the course it tells you where you can register for the course it tells you the timings and the
location of the course, all the information is here. So grab one of these, I always like to tell people in these lectures, listening to a lecture is lots of fun, it's good, it's informative, it's engaging, it's beneficial. But you know there comes a time when we have to spring into action we have to do something and and so I always like to give the brothers and sisters that attend these lectures, some type of an action item what you can practically go home and do. You obviously have a major action item the few lessons he taught today. Try to implement them. The second action item that make sure that you come here, I just want you to remember one date and one time I don't want to
confuse you with Saturday and Sunday and this be here Friday, the January January the 21st at 7pm Friday, January 21 7pm be here at that time.
inshallah learn how to have a good time and benefit and improve your relationship with the book of Allah, thereby fortifying your relationship with Allah Himself. It is his word he's gonna. So be here at 7pm Friday, January the 21st. The third action item I'd like to give you and we'll end with that inshallah I'll let the shift take over. And that is spread the word to other people. It's a form of Southern jatiya it'll be a reward for you. Take not one but take maybe five flyers, give them to a friend, a brother, a sister, a co worker, a neighbor and uncle and on someone, someone you know that would benefit from this but was not here tonight. Go and give them the flyer and inshallah
invest into your own pocket as well.
For the Friday evening program, Friday, January 21 7pm. It's an open session, open to the entire community. Come out, bring your family bring everyone in sha Allah and coming in sha Allah, students and Fatiha the proper recitation of Surah Al Fatiha will be taught Friday evening. So you definitely Friday evening we'll be going home with something meaningful. Alright, Giacomo Hayden, thank you very much for being patient and listening to us. shefali inshallah is going to end my closing note, just don't get the opportunity to do this a lot. But I want to connect all the dots. I spoke about the importance of injuries and the shift left us on memorization. in what order did we talk about?
Did we say memorization surgeries, or did read memorization. We said the Dewey's memorization, some parents, from every part of the world, we don't understand that our child needs to read correctly before they can memorize and the system being employed here at the Institute, the foreign school here, the Institute of Quran, it is the correct system of learning where your child Yes, maybe you think they read great, but they learn to read correctly because they're learning the letters they're learning to pronounce, and then they're learning to memorize. So take advantage of that. And sometimes we don't like the medication, but it makes us feel better. Take advantage of what you have
in front of you because I'm telling you as two people whose job it is to fly around the United States. You don't you have a class and a school and a teacher that other massages don't use Aquila Hayden was salamati Kumar coming to LA See you on the 21st here at the Muslims.