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Oh, very only shaky Yeah.

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Salam Alaikum Sheikh wanting to sit

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here.

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Good to see you this morning. How are you? I'm good. It might be better to call them very well thank you for asking now it's just

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a journey through the Koran. So what are we going to be talking about today? And hamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Salam Allahu Allah us in them with that. As for all of our meetings, we've gathered together kind of discussing the Quran and of course any discussion that returns us to the book of Allah, to the tradition and the way of life of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to developing a mindset of empathy, compassion, and have a merciful stance in our ethics and morality is something that is to be celebrated. And as we gather once again, with our journey of the Quran, looking in particular through saltan Bacara, we're delving into, I guess, the secrets that

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are open for display, I have a program that I'd like to discuss usually about the secrets of the Quran that are laid bare, many of us we kind of look at the Quran as something that is just for the scholarly cast or set, you know, unless I know Arabic or unless I've really, you know,

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really had a really keen interest in the Quran, I'm not going to be able to access it, I just have to hear about it from the second third or fourth narrative or person. And of course, the answer to that is no Allah subhanho wa taala, He speaks to you and I directly in the whole end. And this is something that is set very early on in the narrative of the Quran. In the first chapter, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah Allah speaks to you and I as individuals invites us to invoke him with dua that's very personable for our worldly life and it's adjustment and for our eternal state and being ALLAH SubhanA. Allah to Allah wants us to ask and to search for guidance, that it's a personal mission.

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It's a personal journey. It's a personal effort, that I am the one who instigated going out and wanting Betterment for myself, my family, my community, my society, and my people. It denotes their autonomous theme leads us to then opening the second page, the third page, the fourth page, and the idea of the Quran being called the recital, the thing that is recited often. So the word Torah as it comes from three important linguistic meanings. The first is that it's habitual, through means to come back to something on a regular visited basis. And for example, you know, the woman's menstrual cycle, which in regular language is referred to as the period meaning the period of time it normally

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comes in our OB it's called Ultra rule. So let's set up a rule right? That's the language of the Quran. So the Quran is meant to be regularly visited. The second linguistic meaning of the word Quran means to read something that is a benefit to oneself, but for others to engage with it, so called Al Quran to recite the Quran doesn't mean recited it only for themselves. It's meant to be recited, as in a recital allowed and shared with others. The third important context of the Quran that it is meant to be something that is shared not just in the capacity that we're able, but even to those who were not sure could benefit from it. And therefore you find that Allah subhanaw taala

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commands the prophets I send them to begin with this household what ended Ashi article carabin you know, begin with your family with your household those who live with you. And in their own Malcorra, the second stage is notified the people of Mecca or Mel pura women, how will they have and what surrounds you in your society, where our son Natalie NASCI, Kappa and then finally share this with humanity in their entirety? Oh, Mohamed Omar, Mohamed Salah Allahu alayhi wa salam. The important lessons that we take from this contextualization, is that the Quran wants us to open it Allah demands of us as a consequence of our faith to be regular visitors with him. So Allah uses those

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terms that are very familiar to us, in particular in Surah Al Baqarah, where Allah uses the word Yeah, you'll have NAS and yet your handle Adina manual. Now those two statements are really familiar. Oh mankind of humanity. And yeah, are you had Lavina Amma No. Oh, you who have accepted faith, or Oh you who claim to be believed?

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because Oh you who have attended to faith in your heart and in your being the first statement? Yeah, your head and mass is a statement that was used for the very third very first 13 years of the message of the prophets I send them for the early 13 years, the Meccan generation were most of sort of Al Baqarah was revealed. Allah would refer to humanity rather than to believers because it takes time to formulate to consolidate, to maintain, to perfect to ascend to fate. So Allah says, all mankind, these are the instructions. And Allah would speak about the day of judgment about heaven, about hell about right and wrong, good and bad, without specific specifying particular laws. And

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then the narrative changes slightly. Allah now begins to refer to believers. Yeah, you'll handle Adina and Manu, not just our humanity, but amongst humanity, there is the select group of people may Allah make you an eye up to them, those who have attained faith and want to do better one to learn more one to practice better. So Allah invites us Abdullah had numerous early when he was discussing Surah Al Baqarah. He said at the first verse where Allah says, Yeah, you and Adina and Manu he stopped. And he said to his students, this is one of the greatest explainers of the Quran, from the Sahaba of the prophets of Allah. Are you a Salam? He said, Yeah, you are loving Manu, when you hear

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it us this summer, give it your full, undivided, unknown, altered and adulterated attention. For Inessa took Marina The armored attune heavy and Allah is about to speak directly to you as a believer, Allah is about to command you to do something good, or Allah is going to predict you something that is better for you because it contains in it that which is a ruin for this life and the next slide. So Allah speech to us, and the aim of this discussion, the aim of Allah conversing, and giving us this narrative and giving us the testament and giving us the prophecy, giving us the bush or the glad tidings giving us the warning of the Quran is so that there will be no grief for

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the believers on the Day of Judgment because they do what they were ordered. And there will be no fear for the believers because they follow the letter of what they were instructed, and that it will teach them that complete submission to Allah is attainable if you understand that Islam and submission to Allah does not necessarily need to be a burden. Rather, it is an enlightenment and lightening our burden from making choices that would lead us to direct disaster. Allah has chosen for me what I eat, what I don't, what I consume, what I don't, what I can invest in what I can't, what I can wear, what I can, what I'm forbidden from Allah has made so many important decisions that

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are to declutter my life that I stand upon a straight path that is easy to follow. If my heart, my soul, and my mind, seek that purity in that purpose. Those lessons become really important that Allah wants you not to have greed not to have difficulty. Allah says Paul had mountains analogical Quran and detached far inland 30 Rotten we manufacture this Quran was not revealed to put a burden and distress and hardship upon you. It was only intended to be a reminder for those whose hearts have a conscious awareness of their duty to themselves, their community, and ultimately to the Almighty Allah Subhana. Net want to add the mission as we journey through the Quran is to come to

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navigate ourselves from being just one of the many in humanity to entering into faith to the Hulu facility kappa Allah says in surah baqarah enter into faithful submission into faithful Iman Katha wholeheartedly. There isn't a look back there isn't a half step there isn't an in between there isn't a sitting on the fence, there is a commitment to there being an eternal light that I pursue without bringing ruin and distressed to this worldly life. While at the same time I know that Allah Subhan Allah to Allah is the most generous and consuming with his mercy Subhana wa Tada as we journey through sorrows and Bacara. We come to see that this becomes the overarching glue of the

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surah that if you maintain your obedience, if you are from those as Allah ends that chapter by saying, ha do Semia and now what are we here?

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The command of God and therefore we obey, then you become from those who are mostly hold those who have attained to success through their endeavor through their hard work, through their determination through their submission, through their leaning their heart towards what is instructed and actively working to turn it away from what is prohibited, that a person finds in themselves the capacity to want Allah more than they want, what they desire in their heart out of vanity, and vain glory. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala continues to enlighten us with the message of the Quran. As a final note, in closing this particular discussion and I look forward to meeting you in sha Allah next

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week, where I'll be in vegetal oxide in sha Allah, it is my intention to pay a visit to the Blessed lands the Holy Land and in sha Allah to join you live from their evening let me try that may Allah allowed us to have that honor a lot. I mean, what I do want what I do want to leave you with as a final message dear sister, Catherine, please forgive me for interrupting you is that I was just so in order if you're talking about that you will be in like some mosquito loss. So thank you please carry on and tell us the ending of this segment that I wanted to leave you with is ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada tells us in Surah Al Baqarah, you know, a really short but impactful statement.

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He warns us of being like the nations who came before us where he says that they spoke a word Malla, Cameroon Malla tag that they did not put into practice. So one of the direct warnings that Allah gives us is to be from those who are acquainted with the Quran acquainted with its word acquainted with its sound acquainted with its reading, acquainted with lessons about it, but are reluctant to enact it in our life. And I think where I stumble, where I find difficulty and that for my family, is just trying to put into practice what it is that I have come to learn and accept as being the truth. And that's why the prophet would invoke Allah He would make dua to Allah, he would say, Allah

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whom I met at midnight, yeah. Oh Allah, bless us. Bless me with knowledge that is beneficial meaning that is practice that is enacted that it is something that brings a change to my mindset, to my actions to my words, even to the very intentions of my heart, a lot of money.

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Thank you so much, Jake. That was absolutely wonderful. And we absolutely can't wait to hear you speak from Masjid Al Aqsa next week. Inshallah, I shall certainly be looking forward to that. And to talk to us about today about you know, the Koran and how that personal Allah brings in, through a personal very personal way to and invites us in to study the Quran. And it's not just for scholars, it's not just for sheiks, it is for everybody, and he addresses us in a very personal way. And we aren't, yes, it's very important to be a mum, a daughter, a sister, but as our support articles as believers, he addresses us as believers. So we have another purpose and we have something very deep

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purpose in our life, and I absolutely love that. And it really really does encourage me to want to study more about the crown and learn more about the crown. So thank you so much for talking to us about that today. The journey through the crime through especially alpaca as well and inshallah to carry on next week. Sheikh thank you so much for talking to us today.

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Thank you for having me. I will be the one answering the Islamic q&a at the top of the hour at noon London time. I hope to see them in chat. So

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well, they can miss the labora

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mashallah, that is absolutely wonderful. And you know, it was very point of what she was saying because when he does talk