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Don't hold your breath

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let's just kind of roll right into it. Got it. Um, and if I feel like there's anything I need to add, I'll just ask you to say Allah smart Allah said he made the Quran easy. So who made it hard to just kind of start from there? Sure. Allah subhanaw taala four times in the Quran I'm sure you know it four times in Surah commerce or 54. We were talking about it. Allah subhanaw taala says the same phrase with certainty with with gusto. One of God the Yes, sir. No Quran alethic? And definitely, certainly, we have made the Quran easy to remember easy to understand, Farhan. So who will take up this challenge? Who will remember it? And who has made it difficult? I think we did. I think we put

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in the pursuit of respecting and formalizing the Quran, I think we put a lot of terminology and a lot of restrictions. And that might have made it very difficult to recite the Quran, what would you say are some experiences from your own life growing up as a kid that you're like, you know what? That like, this is too hard, or like, it shouldn't be this hard. Like, if you want to share some of that. Number one was not sounding Arab enough. If that's not Is that okay, it was always a feeling of, and I hope that we can capture this big point, it was being told that if I touch the tongue to the right place, the sound will come out correctly. That's a myth. I wish someone had told me

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earlier, bring the air from your gut, then the secondary is the place of pronunciation. So that would be a number one that was the hardest for me. And number two was being surrounded by not positive influences. Number one, in practice, how many of us grew up thinking reading like this? If you feel like no, never. But if I said Alhamdulillah. He'll,

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I mean, some of us would be like, Oh, yeah. So that having a lot of negative examples, not positive, not good examples. And then the other thing was, and I think you and I can both connect to this, Allah made it easy, but we're afraid to let other people succeed in front of us. So I was afraid to go all out, you might be okay with your kids singing along to a song in the car. But if someone in your family tries to go all out and recite with their heart from their gut, there's not that supportive system so that they're, it's easy to read the book of Allah, it's not so easy to get the support would you be would it be fair to say even to the fact that people are more likely to

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criticize your recitation than to commend you for doing it? Number one, number one way to answer who made it harder is Everyone always has something that you could make better about your recitation. And so yes, I agree 100%, that what you

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what you bring forth is always going to be corrected, because no one can be perfect. As opposed to what are the positive things that happen? Okay.

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In terms of what so you from your personal life, you're talking about? That you kind of spoke in generalities, but can you give like a specific story or No? Sure. A specific situation where and give me a feeling that I felt, then I can I can tell you what

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are in my notes I put was, I can't read my own. I think

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there was one that was too bad. We were like, we're not going to share that.

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Data. What do you say? So we Sam's difficult, and I don't know what the what I wrote here. It's either close or no stories. Shut down. Okay. Could we some stories? Yeah. The cons. If there were I personally felt like, I wouldn't be able to do it. Chanda, the W sign is a connecting hold sign. We don't have anything similar in English, you don't say and just you say adjust. Right. So it's rare for us to hold sounds in English. When I was introduced to the shutdown, people kept saying it's a double sound, double sound. Listen to that in English in 2021. Double sound doesn't make any sense. So I remember a teacher saying that you're not trying to understand this. And I remember thinking

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myself was like, You're not trying to explain this to me. I don't like I genuinely couldn't get it. And I remember shudder being a moment where I said, no, like, I guess I can't read Quran. I was a little kid but I was like, okay, my sisters can read everyone. This is why I'll never be able to read because of Allah and I think the word was in, in a social data is is one place where I felt tremendous pain. What's another pain because I do feel a lot of stories but what's a specific pain? We're looking

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For I remember the first time we met, sitting in Houston elm Summit. And you were sharing and we have that on video where you were talking about how, when you went to Quran class, and everything was just so difficult, and you were like, I'm gonna learn this so that I can make it easy on first date that week class, may Allah subhanaw taala bless our shake of their mind. And I've told this story in same way, a few students were pulled to the side and me. So all of them fit the description of having finished a certain number of Jews. But I was just kind of the end Wissam to I hadn't made it to that point academically. And in the first day of class, the Sheikh said, here are the MUFA hum

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and woroch Awesome and happy letters. And here's the acronym to remember them will solve. Its who slaw, lonely Hill. And because I even thought now I'm going to change the order of these letters. And I said to Sheikh Sheikh, if I knew how to say this phrase, I wouldn't be in at LGBT class. And he laughed and I, and I said immediately, I said, Can I learn this so that I can make it easier to folks? And he said, Yes, that's why I'm bringing you here. So from the very first day, the goal was to bring it back. But if I can share one example, it's below two physicians need to know how to discuss different parts of the body. You need to be able to say my tummy hurts. The physicians need

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to say he has epigastric pain, he has this type of cramps. You don't need to know that. So when it comes to recitation, so it's like the, maybe you want to use this example. The first time I went, so I want to hurt my ankle one time, and I went to the ER. And the doctor was like, Oh, he has a hematoma on his leg. I'm like, What the heck is a hematite? Yeah, why would you say that? Yeah. It's just a bruise. I'm gonna just say bruise disabled. Oh, first time. Terminal. ileum resection, I'm laying in bed, tubed up, young physician walks in and she goes, have you been ambulating. And I thought to myself, I don't discuss those personnel things and to emulate means to walk. And it was

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just so funny. She was so stunned, she was new. So it was the word to use. And then one of the elders think was an elder nurse said, did you get up and walk today? I was like, No, that I didn't do and be late. I don't talk about personal things. And so it is a sense of, of terminology. And so that's what I'm, I feel like we do need the terminology. We do need the science of the dudes, we do need masters who know that 20 wrong ways of reading the Quran. We do need that. But this discussion went back to 2009. Below Why is there only a guy who can read the Quran at one extreme in 20 different styles and with 20 Different

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ijazah and then the guy who read Gaiden aurania twice what this is, why isn't there a middle? And I think that's where if I can say we're on revolution, is really trying to cut that path in throughly trying to open up a lane for folks who are like, I may never master this science in its names and terminologies. But I will sound like I know how to recite the book of Allah. I think in addition to the terminologies, right? There's other things that have people kind of made this thing hard, right? I think one of the things that you want to speak about is how well you know, if you recite something wrong, it's haram to go to hell like Oh, good one. So go from there. How many times have you heard

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below, if you change one letter of the Quran, then the meaning has changed, and it is haram and it is written upon you as a sin. And I really, I came at this and I said, If I don't read Quran, I incur no sin. And as soon as I started reading Quran, it's essentially I'm gambling with this dynamite. So the idea of the two types of mistakes in the Quran, Latin jelly, land, coffee, the major mistakes in the Quran if I make these mistakes, and we're going to put in parentheses, knowingly and consistently, yes, they will incur sin and in very specific situations are haram. Like, it's like saying a statement of blasphemy. Okay? Yes, that's true. The other type of mistakes

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are the small mistakes that we make. If you stretch a 445 it's a little it's a little mistake. No, just go back to that word on the whole thing about like, okay, so you kind of clarify that that does exist. Yes. But like in the context of somebody who's genuinely trying to learn Quran, that's not the context. Right? So maybe you want to add to that, and when the child is learning to walk, do you scold them on the fall? Or do you say you walked for a step? Look, they took four steps. So to me, is the mistake of even reading the Word. Let's take a pronunciation thing out of the way so you're perfect in pronunciation. Well,

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Don't quote, do some of the best recite the words improperly. Yeah. Jami Irwin. And Jimmy Irwin, or Jamie and Jamie are ill, that happens on an international stage. That does happen. But is that do we believe that that textbook

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that textbook like that hammer comes down on that person in the scenario? No. Celebrate how many words you got correct. And when it comes to and I'm truly I'm trying to, I'm trying to beat shape on in your mind's chessboard. If you were, if you had to play chiffons card, of course, he's going to tell you, if you make one mistake is going to be wrong, this, this this, but if you flip the card and said, I believe in Allah, I believe I'm going to meet Allah. And the Quran is the book, I'm gonna keep reading until I meet a lot to say, You know what, I knew I was going to meet you. Here it is, that changes a whole game, then you're constantly reading you're reading to a point where I'm

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always perfecting my Quran. So one last concept on for all the Haram if I read it wrong, it will be haram.

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Does that mean you're going to reach a port or part of a point of perfection? And then you're going to start reading Quran? Or do you ever truly perfect your recitation? I'd like to say today, no, you're always in a process of perfection. I would like to say no matter how many years and I put nothing into recitation, in terms of lifetime, you could put a lifetime and will I not in the last year of my life be correct in my recitation? I think so. I truly believe and Oh, will the last year of my life. Beloved, may I be making mistakes in my recitation? I think so. I think there's a possibility in Hubei from cover to cover. Yes. What? What about 50? I peek at perfect memory, and

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the pronounciation gets perfect by 60. There's going to be no weakness in the memory 60 The ad that gets it's a process, so why not begin that process? Now? Instead of hiding behind? Well, it's haram, I might make a mistake. Why not ever fall in love? Because you'll someone might break your heart. So never fall in love? I think and you may want to close off this whole point with in the case of like Nasha Harlequin will it? Yeah, like?

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Yeah, and he would make mistakes in the 38 years. 30 is just simple sodas. Why? Because he's distracted by you know, battle strategies, right? Like, is it like, like, who's gonna like, who's gonna? Who's gonna argue with that?

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And if we come full circle a little bit long. Is it about mastering your recitation? And I'll take two examples. Holiday been bullied and Abdullah bin aroma. So Holly, they've been bullied. We're taking the example Radi Allahu Taala on the status in Macomb have Sahaba who are guaranteed paradise? Did he make mistakes in his 30 years recitation? Did he make mistakes from time to time? Yes, he did. And what he was thinking about was we could dive into that. But let's say mistakes will be present from some degree. And on the other side, if there was a peak, why did Abdullah bin Umar Radi Allahu taala. And in the last 12 years, the last decade of his life, sit at home, read Quran,

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go to the masjid come back. What was that reading from what was he trying to improve in his life? No, it was an ever going relationship Did I did I hit that point that it's not just about improving my recitation, it's not a video game you finish below. It is ultimately a book. It's the never ending story. You keep reading it and return to it again. Because we have this conversation. The Quran is organic, it's living, and it's organic. Start the relationship now, as opposed to finding out too why I'm not perfect enough. Maybe the book will make you perfect. The I think the last piece on who made it hard is about the whole culture of those, especially from an immigrant.

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Persuasion. You know, the idea of

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I don't know how you want to frame it, but one way, you might even just go with the way that I'm presented, right? You want to ask the teacher should an instructor or somebody who's teaching kids Quran, like, should they, you know, should they discipline them for making mistakes and things like that? And his response was, I don't know Khurana knowledgeable. But I think the whole thing is the whole idea of disciplining people in the space of learning Quran and that being associated from as best case scenario, is, you know, them being hit lightly but still being a negative experience being scolded all the way to the point of like, you know, beating the crap out of them. Yes.

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And a final point on who's you

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really made it difficult. It's not fair to point the finger in one place, but it is fair to say it's a more than 350 years of culture thing. So we're going hundreds of years of whether your parents and my parents had a difficult interaction with a teacher who came to the house, or you and I euthanize generation had trouble with the Sunday School teacher because these things off, who made it difficult? We put teaching Quran in the hands of people who weren't teachers who knew how to read Quran. I'll bring it full circle. We took example of two Sahaba of the Allahu Taala and Houma What about the greatest Quran reciters of our generation of our time of the, of the wasit how many

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students did he have? Very few, a great reciter doesn't make a great teacher. But the rarity of a great teacher is what makes people want to learn it. And I think that is what made it hard. We outsourced Sunday school, the guy who came to the house, Allah bless the teachers who were trained in reading Quran, not in teaching grace. And so to me.

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What if as you had really well placed if someone had asked a teacher Yeah, so I don't know you want to frame it, just like one of our one of a teacher was asked, right? Should you discipline kids for mistakes and operon? Right, right. So let's try to do a little internal trauma healing right now because a lot of us have been disciplined in different ways. So let's go to the core memory. There was a teacher who was asked should kids be disciplined or you know, hit this up let's be real, should they be scolded hit? Should they be tough love when it comes to Quran? And the chef you have a really beautiful answer and I think it'd be able to connect with this. Allah subhanaw taala said

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on ramen or lemon or right that the merciful is the one who taught not of Jabbar Allah mal Quran. So it's not the Compeller who taught them? If you and I have to do one last thought on who made it difficult to love it the end of the day? We did because we put a distance before you roll into that. Yeah, it would be good to also point out let's also look at the example of the Prophet satellite. Yeah, right. Like even on the subject discipline in case he never had any kid. And he was the best of teachers. Yes, right. So you got it I just didn't want to make this too much about like a disciplinary thing, but I'm gonna I'm gonna go school yeah.

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Look, Bill out let's make one point did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam strike children did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam discipline them for?

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For not reading Quran let's take the example of unecessarily Allahu Taala and was given a few coins, could be gold coins, and was told go by x. He went came back he's province a lot of some asked him what happened? He said, Oh, I was on the way I saw a few boys playing. I and I started playing and I forgot. Then he said where are the gold coins? He said, Oh, I lost them while I was playing. There's no Quran here. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not scold him on not bringing anything back and losing the money. Would that Nabhi then scold them on the book of Allah subhanaw taala so no, I think a major component is that we have negative traumas are associated to the Quran. We

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shouldn't perpetuate those traumas by being strong with our kids. But we should also heal them from within. Okay,

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so my closing that for you Yeah.

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That lands that plant

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says go further in something then in year Oh yes. Okay, learn more, take or take one semester of Quran revolution and go further in a few months than you have in several so that's what we want to communicate in our promise. Right? So when I've seen effectively so how has Quran so I guess we're gonna transition into as we're learning this plan Yeah. How has Khurana volution I think part of it was years into it we've seen so what our religion has brought it back to the original method or the culture of positivity yeah cultural positive right and says and you're and you added to bring the sound back to you I can't read until I add the the you let's bring it back to Mohammed Salah Oh, it

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bring it back to the Name of Allah the story where Muhammad sallahu wa sallam said I can't read.

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So below Do you recall the original story? We've all seen this but it's almost like a Batman Begins. We need to look at the lens again. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in the cave after 10 years of meditation. The angel comes and says read. What does he say? Uh, does Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam sound

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is like the every day grand student in us in a circle. I can't read. I can't do it. Angel squeezes him if got off read. And he says, but I can't read. And in that case and I guess the irony of the story, I don't know what the accurately what we would call it. But the irony is he couldn't read. It wasn't that I can't recite properly. I don't sound good. But now would you insert your reason? The viewer, the listener can insert I don't sound good. I'm not this enough. I didn't learn I don't know, XYZ, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I mean, even

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when I got into the whole conversation, yeah, yeah, I was just saying like, like, literally, like, people would be considering Quran evolution. They're also in the same exact boat. I can't read. I can't read. And there's a moment where you get squeezed. And it might be at the end of an infomercial and might be at the end of a moment of, oh, I wish I could read like that I wish I could read. It's that moment of squeezing where you have to say and that was the point we just discussed.

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Allah subhanaw taala is missing and it sounds crazy. But when the angel said read, In the name of your Lord, what was missing?

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The Quran Bismillah bicolor the HELOC so you can't do it, but as her do Allah Ilaha illa Allah, it is you that bear witnesses, there is no other God Sustainer creator teacher, other than Allah subhanho wa taala. And I think in that moment, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam grew. And that's what Ron revolution is clearly telling people years into the years into students, many people started out by saying, I can't read and I kept hearing the feeling of just gonna squeeze you harder and say, but no, you can't read I agree with you say I can read in the name of Allah subhanaw taala. Maybe that's a moment right now that a listener, a viewer needs to go. God how many times is the is

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the universal energy going to bring me this video that says, oh, man, I really need to learn to read Quran and then my heart goes, yeah, what that guy thing it really makes sense. And then your heart and your soul are all working. But like a scroll universe, you're going to scroll through this at some point. So why not say, You know what, God, I can't, but I need you. I need you to help me do this. And that's where I believe we're creating that bridge. We're on revolution. And so I think here where you can just roll right into the promise is like, look, one of the things I can promise you right now is that it swimming, like like in one semester, which and you can describe what the

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semester is four months, all that you're going to learn more to read you did in a matter in what more than a year months than you did in years. Yeah.

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Here's what I can guarantee you with the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala data, Quran is easy. If you make the time investment and the mental commitment for grand revolution, months, four months will get you further than you've gotten in years. That's measurable, you can write it down and say, Hey, here's where I am. And in four months, I will be beyond where I would have where I have been in years. That's a Quran revolution promise. But what I think more important is, what's my promise over the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala I am so confident in seeing 1000s of students cashing in on this promise that I can say sure I'll get you years beyond where you work. And here's the that little

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thing below. Weird leaving any room in the margin for the miracle. Leave a little like, but this is a dividing book, right? This is the law. What's the difference between this the Quran and it's recitation and the Blackstone what's what's the difference? One came from the out of this universe and the other one came to it's the Blackstone I can't read it or touch it on a daily basis. The Quran I can't so you might even argue at all considering it's Oh, right now now you're not. Now you can't vote Green Revolution. Can you read the Quran without brown revolution? Absolutely. Begin your journey now. We'll see you on the way but those of you who want to jumpstart who wanted to, you

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know, pass go and collect 200 I think all of them are thinking who want to turn the corner and drifted then Quran revolution aligns all of the things that would have held you back so I know you're gonna love the new terminology the semester system, the pre recorded the live classes. All of the components

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was interesting. Okay.

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Did that just cut up? Yes on that. That's cool. Let me I guess I forgot to format the card. No problem, no problem, but these guys are

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Going back there. So going, let me just quickly do a hotspot, you got it you got.

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So the point was going to be

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is, you're talking about like drifting, actually what else I was actually about to cut off. I'm just gonna get this one sentence though. It's not about what we are going to teach you. It's about how we're going to help deconstruct the obstacles in your head. That's how we're going to deconstruct the obstacles in your head. And that's what's going to help you. And that's the thing that's unique about grand revolution, not the cool that we videos. And this, you know, the state of the art teaching system. Not that it is, and I know these other ones are rolling it, it is the fact that we're going to go to the heart of your obstacles. There's a jungle gym of sadness around the Quran,

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we're going to dismantle that bad boy.

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Remember, the four tendencies we talked about? Yes. Right. So the stop sign? Yeah. So what I want to do is, I'll feed you through that in terms of all right, I'll just ask you the question, and you can give me an answer. Right? Got formatting the memory card. And we want to check if we if we got that other stuff. What do you mean? Do we get the previous I mean, I'm sure I'm sure it's there. Yeah, it just basically just got full. Yeah.

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Okay, so the question I have now, so what types of people looking for types of people? Right? So we've got just just as a quick recap, right? We've got people who, if you tell him what to do to do it, tell them what they'll do it because if they say, Hey, I want to learn how to read Quran, so he's going to Lucien walk you through the process, boom. Finally, for that, what about the people who need accountability? Okay, count people who need account, right? So how does convolution help them? And then there's people who want to do something, so long as they know why we're doing a particular way. And what the value and benefit of that there'll be like, Alright, let's do this. And

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then you can also give it to the rebels, like, Look, you don't have to stick to one thing, we've got the components, right. And so this is how it's going to be of value to you. So let's start with the people who wanted to work what they want. Got it right, like what can you tell them?

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Below the way I look at it, there are four types of people the first person has made dua over Allah give me an organized structured Quran program that introduces topics to me, just put a light in front of me, yeah, Allah and I will follow the path Hansel and Gretel style, the second person. And that's, that's clearly there, we're on revolution.com, please take a look at it. And you'll see how the system is laid out, we'll get there. The second person who needs accountability has the structured system. But Quran revolution once a week, ask them to submit their recording, we'll get to the detail. But imagine once a week, you didn't watch your recording, you didn't do anything. But

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you know, a teacher is going to ping you and say, Hey, did you get to finish your students submission? That and so there's accountability. The third person who I know can succeed and grow on revolution is the person who knows why. And the simple why is because we've taken a intense technical science and broke it into digestible weekly topics. Why is this going to work? And why is this different than times before, because you aren't going to be judged on everything at once. It's one concept built upon another. So each week, you're only working on one concept, and anything you've learned previously, this is why it will work for you want to add, at least the way I've

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always explained like this portion is like one of the things that we Sam has done. And the team over a convolution in his in his development, is that they have completely bypassed the language barrier of knowing how to knowing that you read in Arabic, you don't need to know Maha FMOD at home is on your daughter all of that, right? It's like you're going to be taught how to recite the Quran through the sounds of the languages or the language in this case, English and maybe a little bit of Spanish sprinkled, right so that you understand and you give like a couple of examples like at IUIs cat feels cool, right? And in whatever you know, it could go a couple as a as a like this is what we

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have done and that's why we know it's going to work right? And the reason we've done this is so that you don't get

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you don't get stuck and bogged down on the language because that's getting in the way of actually reciting the Quran

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below Do you know why I believe this works and I know that it works.

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Will I'll do you know why I know this works because we've bypassed or on revolutions created that freeway loop around the technical terminology bringing you

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Not if n is hard, but the words uncle ninja normal and Nantucket, and saying uncle Inc, normal brings up a completely different feeling inside you. So once you can bypass the terminology, you can introduce and come face to face with the sound. Why is that different a different than everyone else? Because we are bypassing or let's say, We're respectfully stepping through the gatekeepers, which has been the language so far. So why I think this is different. Why I think it will work is when you're introduced to Harakat. And they are one two different stretches and they're muddled, we're gonna come up to you and say, Hey, can you say cat feels cool? Okay. And then say, now you

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finish the sentence Gulia, you have Kaffee rule. II Oh.

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And it's almost you find it astonishing to yourself. I'm learning without me even knowing it. So the why really boils down to bypassing the terminology. And using information that you know, already to connect to deep concepts of recitation, that's the definition of knowledge, using what you know, to connect yourself to something you don't. And now, maybe he's rolled around to the last type is like, and for those of us who just don't like being told what to do, but we want to be given the freedom and options to pick and choose. Well, guess what.

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And there's a fourth person below the person who doesn't want to be told what to do the person who's not stopping at that stop sign at midnight, who's saying, I want to do this my way, because that's how I learned get out of the way. We're on revolution. Also, then we haven't talked any specifics is going to surround you with the video at your time, follow up information at your time sending in your students admission on your schedule, getting your feedback and, and having the time not to listen to someone live, but a recording of your feedback of your recitation so that you can listen to it. And then attending classes and or on reading circles that are sprinkled throughout the week.

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A person has the ability to say no, I don't want to do that. I'm not coming to office hours. Do I have to and I believe there are very few things besides watching the video and the students submission that we say you must do these things. We're on revolution says you know what? Your the you decide what stop signs you're stopping at and how you design this journey. Okay. You want to take a look at the script that Omar has to see if there's any beats that we might have missed. And now the next part of what we're missing is just the clothes. Yeah, right.

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Before we close, I figured let's just take a look at there's anything in the script absolutely needs articulating. I think this uncut, raw version. Yeah, sort of cut. It's kind of raw is gonna go on your channel, just so people can see how, yeah, please, I would like it. 40 minutes of us just conversing. And then you end up seeing like a 10 minute 10 minute thing. Let people let people see it. Yes, friends. If you think life is, is edited, like every version, okay, but here's, here's the thing. I want to help you finally be able to read the Quran with confidence by the Grace of Allah subhanaw taala been able to teach people with the native for 20 years, to native English speakers.

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We've taken every that's one point that we want to include, isn't it that look

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like you're born here? Right? So you're technically a native, right? Yes, I was born and raised in the United States, right? Yes, I have a ethnic heritage. But it's like, I have more significantly more in common with, you know, English speakers than I would ever have with somebody who speaks Hindi or do Arabic. Right. Yeah. So and because of that, I've had challenges. Right. And this is nice, right? And so I've had to overcome these challenges. And that's what kind of gave birth to the what, how we teach on illusion. Oh, that's nice. What's the lead into this? So leading the key differentiating factor? I was born here. Yeah. I've never said that. I've never said that. Yeah,

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it's always like, I'm Muslim. No, but like the way that you would lead into it from what we've already said before. Is that like, what makes convolution very different? Right. Let me just tell you a little bit about myself. Okay.

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You know, what makes greenrevolution different don't say, let me tell you about myself. That sounds a little bit. Yeah. And I tell you where I fall into this story. I want to share with you a story. Yeah.

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What I think makes Gron revolution different. Well, let me share a story. I was born in the US

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United States and I grew up here born in Connecticut and raised in New York, shout out 516. And as growing up here, I would like to say turning the corner on 40. I have more in common with native English speakers than I do with ever will with the native Hindi or Arabic speaker to that, for that point. And because of that, I've had struggles in my recitation, tremendous from the first few Quran teachers telling me he won't be able to doing it reassuring my parents, although don't take too much time, he won't be able to do it. And then when learning to read, while he'll never be able to memorize he'll never be able to pronounce he sounds like a donkey. He sounds XY and Z. I believe

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those difficulties is our are the they're the bedrock what what made me say to shake up the rock man that first day, can I grow up to make this easier, because the terminology and learning

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physics in a physics class is great. But being able to learn those physics at the dweet in a classroom, and take it out to the playground and show kids and show adults and show parents alike. That was the birthplace of Quran revolution. It was the necessity that everyone needed to have access to it, specifically those who didn't speak Arabic and weren't in a position to invest. I'm going to learn Arabic, and then I'm going to pursue proper pronunciation. I think it was people who said, Look, I just want to I want to hum along correctly. So that's where

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that's, that's the foundation where Quran revolution was born from, I would like to use the word spawn, but I feel like it has a negative connotation, but it really did grow from a place of pain and difficulty. But from there, the birth of teaching things through sound came back, I think maybe you want to roll right into, like, you know, maybe that you want to give the same, you know, necessity is the mother of invention. Yeah. Right. And then it's just like, what I'm sharing with you and what was invented is taking the language that we all know, which is English with a little bit of Spanish, right? And, and communicating the sound of Quran so that we can all recite the book

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of Allah.

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You know, they say Mother is the necessity of necessity is the mother of invention.

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blooper.

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Oh, try to sound intelligent. That's the main. It's all good. I had to look up the phrase you remember the first day yesterday? It was like, What is like the mother's invention and what?

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They were just saying sentences, nothing hit it. Yeah. You know, they say necessity is the mother of invention.

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Okay, I got that. But I spent all my energy on that. And in this case, the necessity was the fact that we needed to. And we here we go.

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You know, they say necessity is the mother of invention. And what we really needed was we needed a way to go from the language we had to the sound of the Quran. So now that you look back at it, the technology that was introduced, yes, this new way of learning by taking uncle Inc cat feels cool. Okay, slug. Chateau taking words. And I'm sure right now in your head, the listener is going, Oh, wait, I just learned I'm learning to do it. That technology came from the need to get people to a destination quickly. Right? And Elon Musk tunnel of how do I get from zero to hero a recitation in a weekend or in a short period of time or in this case in four months. And that necessity brought

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forth the ability to to save words and give people you know, this now apply here. And I really have to say below, it took several years for people to accept that it's just this easy. Then there was a whole phase of this has to be haram. Like once they figured out that it was easy. They were like this must be haram. It's and they said this is an innovation. I was like, actually, yes, it is just that you're defining it differently. This is an absolute innovation, because we're teaching Gron in English, a newer language. So I was like, Thank you, that's such a great compliment. They're like, No, this is wrong. And so people up until 2010 would be like have shake stamped on this. And then

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when I would say yes, of course I wouldn't go around the world. And so for all of our listeners, everything that we teach has been stamped and certified. Even the word Bullfrog has been shown to my teachers and they're like, yes, some you know, you don't you're not have to come and get a stamp on every phrase now.

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But there's an essence that's maintained in the laws that in the rules, if there's these one off rules it block and things like that it's about that are maintained in Grand revolution, you're never going to hear them or have to deal with them to be able to get to your destination. So I think that's where you and I both know it, but everyone out there who's kind of playing with it, can I do this? I think they can. I think now they're ready to make a commitment that 1000s of people have done it. People have seen it. And now we're talking about the backstory, you know, when the prequels of a movie come out, then the the storyline has been established 1000s of people who are like, can I

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learn to read Quran in four months and changed my recitation? Can you learn or on from that video? These are all albums that have been pressed already. Those are some of our top videos too, right? So my real question now is sure you and I are going to be having this conversation every three to four months. When are they going to cross the line to say, hey, they're sticking to their story? We're not coming up with new technology, we're sticking to hate we are improving on the technology. Yes. Okay. I would say that we are improving, we're honing it, I think there would be a little less integrity if every few months, we came out with some piecemeal, cool new trick. I think we're

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sticking by it. And that shows integrity on the innovation, that we're we're here for students to be able to make. I've never felt this confident on camera to say we're here to make people recite Quran as they've never recited in their life. Once you take a grand revolution class, it's not a I learned a thing. It's a life skill. And there's no turning back after that. I think here just if you want to just get on before we close it like, no, not like anything else.

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I 20 years, we got the native speaker with native speakers, our tangents started, yes. But it was good. It's not your fault. You can read Quran the way you truly want to until now. But we'd like to invite you to change that. Here's a here's a hard hitting consequence close. It's not your fault that you can't read. But it is your fault if you delay this opportunity, but it is your responsibility. Because I can't say your fault is not your fault. If you're like, hey, if you can play like I can't recycle. Oh, here, let's teach you. And like no, it's like, okay, now it is your fault. It is your fault. Yeah, I just need that sentence.

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But it wouldn't be your fault. If someone came to you and said, Let me teach you are on in the best way with the best outcomes. And then you're like, No, no, I can't. For whatever it's yes, that's doable. So set me up with the what's the sentence, it's not your fault that you can't not use it. It's not your fault. Biller, you know what I say it's not your fault for not being able to learn to read Quran, but it is your fault. And it does become your responsibility when someone comes to you and says, Well, let me teach you how to read Quran. Let me use the best terminology, the best teaching techniques. And let me use proven techniques. And then you respond. Well, I can't because

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and here's why I shouldn't. And so at minimum first right now, if you're watching this video, please check out Quran revolutions YouTube channel, and jumpstart that dead battery right now. And once you're done using the free stuff, I come for the closer we're going to skip all that. Okay, yeah. Because what you want them to do is you're gonna get they're gonna get free stuff when they go to the website, or if they haven't put a quote up, right? So here's a look, this is the opportunity. Your fault, yeah. Okay. And below, they would be your fault, then if the opportunity was there, someone was knocking on the other side of the door, and you didn't avail it. And then you would be

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one leaf less of a tree, one little coupon out of a book of 500 pages. You'd have one less Iota next time this came around next time the feeling came to you and you're like, Hey, we should learn to read. And that is why I am saying sign up for grand revolution. I mean, it has the it has the answer to the reasons why we believe we can't. And it has the dismantlement of a lot of obstacles that are like, well, I don't sound this I'm not this ethnicity. And then it puts you in that support group that surrounds you with people who you might have said, I thought this was just my problem. I thought, I thought no one else has these issues, whether it's that mom or the dad, or the senior or

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the art of who said I never learned to read properly or the non art of who said, Well, I'll never sound Adobe to all of them. I think it would be their fault then to not seek out the best. Now, if you say I cannot, I think it's your responsibility to find out how

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How you can and I would sign up for grand revolution. Is there any verse or if there will be like, Hey, forget about what I'm saying. I'll tell you everything I can but forget about that last one, let's say in Ghana known as Zana, the Corolla in hula, have you known? Indeed we reveal this as a remembrance. So who will memorize it? Who will? But that doesn't stop perfect here. No, that's it's more and the oldest ally who wrote the Quran and 30 was different. I'm looking for something. Is there anything in addition to waste or analytic? Duquette are Latina, Latina, humulene kita Yachty, Punahou Kumar, Yadi, Pune, Alladhina. Artina, Humala, kita, but yet Luna who have Katella Watty. And

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those who recite the book correctly, how Kati Laude that they give the right to the recitation,

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oh, that they are blessed. Okay. The only thing is, we can't get into it. But Abdullah bin Massoud said, How about the law with us reading it with proper recitation? That's a no. So there's a couple of ways that we can kind of really drill home. Right, and maybe when I freestyle recitation a little bit, start with that, like, we all want blessings. And ultimately, radical Kitab Allah Rafi Hotel Motel.

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Right? And so kind of come at it with a few. And how many like, and here's the reality, if you can't recite it, you're not reading it. And if you're not reading it, you're not getting the likelihood of you maintaining your guidance. Keeping your GPS calibrated is lower. What was your opening sentence? The opening sentence was

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the verse

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more like, Oh, this is what I've told you. I will tell you everything. But let's look at what Allah Allah says, Look below, you've heard what I have to say about this and everyone knows where I'm going to come. But when we listen to Allah subhanaw taala saying that he can Nikita Gula Lee Buffy who that little mood terpene that undoubtably I couldn't even translate the first three letters of this surah there's no doubt in this book, and is a source of guidance for who the most lucky the one who's God conscious. God created me I will meet him and what I don't read I will not recite and what I don't recite, I can't maintain a relationship with I can't say I love an album but I don't listen

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to it. I don't know the lyrics I can't recite a long, limp lip synchronize with it. And I if I can't do that, I'm not in love with it. So when Allah subhanaw taala says in Na Na known as Zanna Liko in the hula, half moon, it is Allah subhanaw taala who revealed the revelation as a reminder and he will preserve it? Doesn't that give you the listener? The motivation to say that is the one real thing in this universe, the Quran, God saying that he's going to maintain it. And when Allah subhanaw taala said, one

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nil, Hakeem. What embellished the status of Muhammad Rasool Allah in Kerala Amina more recently in the Quran, Hakeem in Akella, Meenan Morsani. Wouldn't that only leave you as well, I allow sleep along. Most docking on a straight path to gaining good deeds. And this is all on the semantics of will this is why I'm not going to read Quran. So leaving that, let's get over it. We now know the power of Quran and every time we spaz out and shoot off the eyes and you listen to it, it compels someone's heart. How many times are you going to jumpstart the heart, but not keep it beating? How many times are you going to come up to this place and say, hey, I want to be able to learn to read

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Quran and here's a place and for years I've been watching these commercials, I want to be able to do this. How long are you going to be able to do that. So this is the moment we're on revolution is is now the semester is opening and we're coming out of the pandemic we're coming out of difficult times. Let's start on that new foot. So I can just close off with here it is the opportunities in front of you go ahead and register. I look forward to seeing you on the other side.

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Go ahead and register. I've shown you what this is all about. And we're standing here to serve you and make the Quran easy for you to approach Let's fulfill Allah subhanaw taala as promised together and make the Quran a shining example for you join Quran revolution and I'll see you on the other side.

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what do you think that's awesome, usable? Absolutely. 100% yeah.