My Quran In Ramadan
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Alhamdulillah Bella Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman Kathira mama but I want to welcome you to our second session on VRSC conversations in preparation for the beautiful month of Ramadan May Allah subhanho wa Taala make some others a witness the month of Ramadan Yara Bella and I mean, we ask ALLAH SubhanA to help us to go through it and grow through the Allah and the way that is most pleasing to Him Subhanahu wa Taala May Allah Subhana Allah make us and others will benefit from Chava Ania but Allah min brothers and sisters you know that Shaban is already actually in which means we have less than 30 days until
Ramadan begin so that's now obviously it's a very important time to plant the seed and water them so we can have the harvest in the month of Ramadan. Insha Allah Who Tabata Katara so tonight inshallah we're blessed to have Chef McHale Smith come on with us over Al Hamdulillah to teach us vanilla has on how to benefit from the month of Ramadan through the Quran understanding the Quran properly inshallah Allah what are the ways of doing that how we can benefit from our Torah we even if you don't know understand the Arabic language, our curry mashallah of dal Yusuf is going to be our thought is insha Allah Allah for the tarawih when Allah azza wa jal so many of us asked, Hey, how do
you guys even prepare for Ramadan anyway? How do you make sure that you finish the Hutton and how many times should you do that and what should be my program with the Quran and what is it makes it successful for you? So we have all these questions for you and Sharon, more vanilla Azerbaijan. So with that being said, I want to start with you welcome Mr. Zack Malacca Sharma for coming with us here. hamdulillah thanks for having me.
We were just together this weekend and in Cleveland Ohio. Mashallah. The weekend before that, we were in New York Yeah, Mashallah. hamdulillah all over the place. And I'm hamdulillah so much Karen Baraka everybody go Allah bless you for to do to me.
I want to start with what you have done Baraka la vida loca obviously, being tarawih Imam is there's so much fun in it, right? It's very easy. Mashallah, right? It's very easy. Tell us about the task. What does it entail to be at our Imam
Rahim from the level salatu salam ala Rasulillah
me walking off, there's a mini Signing Authority shift before I begin I was reminded by by saying in Arabic, Allah Sabha and even his bar
here, you don't need lamps and
I have all those panels give me the opportunity to lead that away for quite a while. And it's a responsibility that I know myself and a lot of prefer, we don't take very lightly.
And it may seem as if it's very heavy, because it is a ship. And men it's a very big responsibility that a lot of profiles now are probably sweaty, but you know, there's plans and all that to help ease the pressure. So how much how much do you use or dedicate in the month of Ramadan? Just for the Quran? Know that your biggest task and Ramadan is to read the people in Tarawa. So how much is the average time that is really required for someone to be able to have the Quran their heart and easy to decide that internally? Half an hour a day? What was the funniest?
I don't mean to laugh.
Every 15 minutes right? That's all I didn't know you see, when when somebody is used to doing revision if they really review specifically for Donna we're so in Hamdulillah you know the little fall that mashallah the revisions. So, in order to this a buck or a yarn employee machine, very strong, they just look over a few times before throw away, but it's not, that's not the Quran go throughout the day, they have their own cycle, but outside of that they have done away. So taraweeh is our extra Hamdulillah. If that's our main goal, then we should be reviewing more. So you're saying that this is not just a Ramadan? No, you don't have you only on Ramadan, right? And if
someone memorize that, say five years, three years or even 10 years or something like that, what would you recommend for them? How often should they be doing it the revision? Well, if somebody has memorized five Jews, that means they have already started the process of memorizing shift. So that means they're very, they're accustomed to the process. So I would suggest that if you memorize more than three Jews, you have to finish it at least three four days. Or else it's going to go away as the Quran shift you know, runs away, then what is the best way to return the Quran?
People ask for a secret formula. There is no secret formula so you don't have anything on it like like pills you give people so they can memorize quickly Subhanallah if Masha Allah or download, masha Allah the Quran, Yama, Chef, you know, I asked my shifter and he's like I will give it to you but I myself don't know how to answer.
But you know, I just constant repetition. If you look at the sort of shift they used to recite the Quran, Imam Shafi I mean, he's recite 60 times a day.
And this is Mr. Schaeffer and my memory is nowhere near McSheffrey I need to do more to be honest. But repetition is a key. Does aka watercolor become chef and
Chef Nikhil, now that we know how much we need to dedicate our time to the Quran in the month of Ramadan, what's the value of doing that in the month of Ramadan? What's the special connection? Now the Quran has with the month of Ramadan Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah while he was here with Manuela, I mean Chateau Ramadan and that he wants you to feel Quran, who then the NAS will be anatomy of dollars for bone.
This is the month of the Quran is the month that we're celebrating the beginning of this this revelation which gives us guidance which brought us from darkness to light, which gave us a path to walk on.
It's the month that the Rasul eraser to Saddam with doubles his revision with Gabriel, like more than he would do regular he would, he would go over and over so this is the month of the Quran, it is the month that we we celebrate we we bask we sit in the light of that Quran and benefit from it. I think all of us know it through taraweeh right there is a intrinsic understanding of standing with it at night behind the Imam. But there's something deeper it's it's, it's connecting on a deep personal level with the Kitab of Allah, a personal connection. It's not just about Torah, which is that's not it. There's a deeper personal connection that we want to seek in the month of Ramadan
with the book of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And tonight I know you know we're going to be talking about this, but there's different ways of that connection. But I would say the beginning of this all starts with that verse of the Quran, chieffo Ramadan and Uzi to feed the Quran. This is the month where that Houda came. And this is the month where we listen to it. We listen over and over again. Now I know chef, we know that there's hamdulillah the value of reading the Quran is for every letter that you recite, you'll get 10 Hassan multiply to 700 Now Allah gives a panel even more and more there's no doubt about this. But someone might say well look, you guys are blessed your IRA, right?
Or you remove these you easily carry the Quran mashallah, what about me I'm a miserable person, barely I could even speak English The only Arabic Yannick so how am I going to be better from the Quran on Ramadan?
Okay, Bismillah this is this is the this is very important. There's a hadith shift that I'm sure you're aware of. Men, Shabbat of the Quran, whoever is busy by the Quran, and must allottee they're so busy. The hadith says that they don't get a chance to even make dua
literal. So somebody has some sense that Allah subhanaw taala says, I'll give this person the best of what the people asking are getting. So the hadith is saying, if you're giving priority to the book of Allah, if you're giving priority to the kingdom of Allah, Allah subhana wa Tada is giving priority to you. Now what's interesting, I was speaking to a scholar, and they said, they said chef, it doesn't say men thought ah, it says Men shahada, well, Quran, whoever is just busy with the Quran, busy with it. And this is important because I think a lot of us getting this understanding from different cultures that if I'm not reciting the Arabic words, I'm not engaged in the Koran. If
I'm not sitting there holding the most have reciting the Arabic words doing as fast as I can to get through another just then I'm not I'm not busy with the book of Allah subhanaw taala. So there's, there's a value in reading the Quran in English or the Spanish whatever language that people speak. But this is to me such
an I don't want to patronize at all. But I want everyone to understand. It is last Zim Lasme. And I want to build this up, I want you to understand, it is necessary for everyone in this room, to read the Koran in their mother tongue at least one complete time. It should be something done regularly. And the proof is Kitab it ends and now Elijah Mubarak was the next word, Leah Dempo. The Quran Allah says, It is a book that we sit down, it is blessed. We all want that Baraka in our lives. We want to get that Baraka but then the purpose mentioned is
the devil, so that you can ponder and you can think about it and you can interact with the book of Allah subhanaw taala. And for many of us, that won't happen through the Arabic language. For many of us that to Dakota Quran is going to happen when you pick up a translation. And there are many of them. We could talk about that later on. But you pick up a translation and you connect to the words that Allah subhanaw taala is saying in your own mother tongue. And I don't care what length if it's Urdu, if it's English, whatever language
It is, I don't understand how a person over the age of 1817 has not read the whole Quran one time in their own mother tongue.
It's Subhanallah if you get a letter before, you know when you were engaged and you know
it's been a while and he got a letter, you got a letter man. I'm reading you reading the letter. You don't memorize and memorize it, memorize it revision.
And he reminded what he said like remember you said, No, like SubhanAllah. This is this is a message from our our Rob. It is guidance in the in the nighttime and the dark moments.
But you haven't, and I'm not patronizing. I'm reminding myself in you, that you have to pick up a translation so that you can connect it. Let me shake. I want to go a little deeper here. Mr. manleigh. I promote and I want people to understand that you need to have what's called a transactional relationship with the book of Allah. Now, transactional seems like a dirty word. But what do you mean by that? What I mean by is it's a give and take, like communication. It's not one way. Many of us read the Koran almost in a one way without understanding. Allah is speaking to us. And when someone speaks you there should be some response. It's conversational. Exactly. Chef now,
I'll give you an example. How Allah in so many places in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala asked a question.
He asked a question
at least a little bit acumen Hakimi. Right, not not Subhanallah I remember just converting and sitting next to is mashallah years ago, standing in prayer next to, you know, an auto brother and the Imam was a lazy slob.
And I'm like, subhanAllah let's just bother. No, I know. It's the last bother I know.
Too much if you move too much. No, my point brothers and sisters, is that if Allah asks you a question, if anyone asks you a question, it's because there should be a response. So throughout the Quran, Allah subhana wa Tada says, up but if the devil don't Quran, are you not pondering over the book? Now, if you want to prove from the Sega, they say when I show one of the Omaha, meaning describe how the Prophet size and then recite it. She said, how to find how to find when he would get to a verse of Jannah what would he do? He would stop
give me this
I want this and then he wouldn't be and he would get to a verse of Johanna
the Midland engage with the court was engaged.
And so many of us were just there
and you're like why is it really changing? Now? I want to say I want to have other we need to have balance you know.
know, we need pallets every how to fish Baraka, no doubt now but as as even a toddler asking that he says in Allah Allah when Allah Ada, Allah gave different colors to the different a bad because he knew how we get bored with one thing. So my thing is that we need balance in our relationship with the book of Allah Subhan Allah to Isla I don't know if you understand the Arabic and how he did it. I Furby ha just read straight through what hamdulillah but also take your time to understand what's being said. So I don't want anyone to walk away from here saying, oh, Sheikh told us don't do hot tubs? No, no, we're going to talk about the customer shall how to understand that
regard to the subject of customers, or customers when when you finish the Quran from cover to cover, right. So that's it. Now I know that many, many people would come to Ramadan, their biggest goal, one of their highlight achievements for them, is to hide them from cover to cover. Now I don't want you to raise your hands. You know, right now I'm going to ask you this question. And I want you to reflect on it for yourself.
How many times in your lifetime? Doesn't matter how old or young you are? How many times in your lifetime already? You've done Hutten from cover to cover, just ask yourself this question. Don't have to raise your hand for it. How many times in your lifetime? If you're 2018 1550 or even older than that? How many times can you really count the number of hats you've done in your lifetime? And here's the thing, it doesn't matter how many times you've done it. If you're able to count them, you're already falling behind.
If you already can count them loving then you already falling behind. Because you're supposed to say honestly, I don't remember anymore. That's the blessing of Hamdulillah. But how to do that. How what's your best advice for people who would like to start doing kratom in the month of Ramadan? Not to fall short. And then at the end of Ramadan? They would say oh my god, I'm 10 just behind so this is it. I can do it on him.
Spinal shift? That's a question that everybody has. But I feel like that answer that question can be answered through the lens of every other event that I want to do such and such a burden. And I find myself in the last 10 nights, I have not kept up with my goal for 20 days. I think the answer lies in planting the seeds in the months before Quran Shekinah is a lifestyle. It's not just a book that we read last month. And it's permanent. Because my chef used to say that if you don't make Quran if you don't eat, put it you don't sleep. You don't read the Quran, you don't read Quran you don't think about and the minute that you're away from it, the goals that you have may stay low, and
sometimes you may not even be able to achieve them. If you want to improve the health of the Quran, how many Quran Quran you want to become among those who are people of Quran. Quran has to be your lifestyle. So that like if we don't do it if something goes missing formula Exactly. So for example, I remember I was listening to a talk by Sheila Sufi who was very famous, he was telling us an account of his teacher, he went once went back to his father, his father said how many times you finished? He said, I finished, you know, once every week, his father said only that much. Seven weeks. Do you know what that means? The seven days you have not? The Quran has not reached your
eyes. You know, so that in itself, how do you do that? It seems very lofty. So when I when somebody is a beginner or somebody who just start searching for answers, I cannot do that. But when somebody is addicted to something, and I'm sure both of you should know better than me, that when you feel like you need something, there's no you make your schedule around it, you know, and that's when we start to break it down to science. So it's basically everybody has their own pace. Of course, we can't say this is the way you do it. Because if you're gonna say, hey, read before Fajr read after the some people don't even have time after the hour because I have to go back to work. Exactly. So
everybody's got their own pace they can find but if you say like I said, if you make it a lifestyle, and you will make sure that you do it regardless of the circumstances, you'll be able to do that. I think sometimes when it comes to there's a few levels of this right? I'm going to start at the highest level you're a half of the Quran. If you're half of the Quran, the number of customs that you can and may be able to do in Ramadan are going to be very high. Right I would say you prioritize that Allah has gifted you with the book of Allah and bask in that beauty bask in that gift that Allah has given you a Muslim, and even someone who has memorized a decent portion of the Quran, you
can read very fluently you can read very quickly. Bask in that beauty, enjoy those words. Every letter has a different light. Every letter has a different Baraka. So benefit from that. And now we get down to people who struggle to recite and hear my advice is in Ramadan, give Koran time, don't set amount. Give it time, give it time, you will make yourself feel bad. If you compare yourself to someone else. Don't compare yourself you are on your own journey to Allah stop looking at the next person. Stop looking to your left and your right, who cares what that brother or sister is reading. But if you've made improvement in this Ramadan, that's all that matters between you and Allah
subhanaw taala so our goal should be growth growth last last year, I did 20 Just this year, I would like to fish the Quran shallow that last year Alhamdulillah I was able maybe to recite, I don't know, I don't able to recite the Quran or an Arabic Hamdulillah. This year, I'm going to make a commitment to it in English as well too. So everybody has their own goal, but it's a matter of growth. Yes. Which brings us right now to the very important point about the month of Ramadan right out of the Quran.
At the Buddha, right, the whole purpose, the whole purpose of us engaging with the Quran is to get that conversation with Allah Subhana Allah on a very personal level, and understand it, so we can apply it in our life because the Quran is was a manual. It's the manual for our living. So let's begin first of all, for those who understand the Arabic language, if someone says of Hamdulillah I do understand Arabic language, but obviously,
we don't know everything perfectly. Yeah, what Tafseer would you suggest for them? tafsir in Arabic? Yeah, we suggest for them as some something simple and easy. Where they can maybe say this year, I'm going to make an atom of this stuff, Syrian Charlottetown if possible, what would that be? Okay, so we're speaking specifically about a group of people who understand Arabic, you read some Arabic And they want further depth. Now remember, you can read a tough sear that is many volumes, like quote TV or something, you're not going to finish that that's too much depth for Ramadan. Right, especially if you want to do other API dot and there are other short term series for example, tafsir July ln is
a very short tafsir. It's mentioned to have just as many letters of tafsir as letters in the Koran multiple
meaning it's literally just double the size of ceremonies is another example of a very short, brief tafsir.
And so if a person wanted to add a little bit of learning a little bit of a to enhance that to duckboard then they could use that but I wouldn't even say something different. Now, I would say
that in the month of Ramadan, I would like a person to to double how the verse affects them. Like you're to undock. So do you suggest they take journals journal while you're reading while you're reading? tafsir in the current self somehow Subhanallah something clicked something just kind of touched your heart Yeah, before I forget it I just started down yeah, yes, write down so by the end of the month of Ramadan when you go on to put that to look at what you've learned from the Quran. It's a treasure. Yeah, exactly.
That's what I'm trying to highlight here is if you're going to pick up a tafsir so be it Now I personally don't recommend like picking up very bulky tough series. There's so many bad as we have in Ramadan, it's not really a time of extra education, extra learning. It's more than a time of a bada bet on spirituality. Now, the sun Messiah have nowadays mashallah they're very fancy and colorful, right? They have the name of Allah span and bread and they have all the touch with different colors and so on. But one thing that I have seen them handle becoming very popular these days, the Messiah have that has meanings of words, and the margin the footnotes as well. Do you
think this is some value amazing? Because it's small, it's small. So it's not like to see exactly it's a you see a word and you're like, I don't know what that is. You could look at it and then keep going. Right look at it and keep going look at it, but to open up some very bulky kind of tafsir and start your your academic journey in the month of Ramadan.
This is the month of Terra This is the month of reciting this is the month of connecting to the book of Allah. This isn't the beginning of your academic career to become a lama Mufasa does both have done for you when it comes to trying to understand some of the ideas that you recite. It touches you but I want to know what does it mean exactly? What's the favorite test you that you go to? Well, I'm sitting right now with Chef now. So here's what I've said mashallah, whatever he recommends living
student his grades are pretty good martial law. He's, he's a shortcut. I just go straight to the share instead of going to the book itself, right? No, so we're studying together now. Part of the way that we study the book together is how the verses connect to you know how to versus connect you so that when you get your question my bad
what usually shift for let's say for example, I'm leading or sort of I don't even for for the for the arm know for when they come for tarawih I think just going alright, shift McGill's thoughts. It's not about you know, the DFC before you go away, because when people go to turn away, it regards the memory a bit slow. The map something sometimes He's busting out Alif Lam, even Mother immunogenetic, my flood things like this. But whenever we start seeing that, oh, we're at some place to, I would say manifest the readings I'm doing. For example, let's say the second night we're doing an ima instead of me saying okay, now and I'm gone. I'm ready for an animal. I'm just physically my
legs are ready. I get my heart ready, meaning I read the verses. I read the meaning. I know which part he's talking about. I look at the ayah that hundreds of others does a great job of seeing the ads before I look at those eyelets I look at the verses so that way when the imam is reading it, it hits me better. I feel it more and Tarawa is not okay eight I'm out of here. I want to finish my part because I read it before so when someone Someone Someone come to the Tara we already read that have sear. And they know exactly which ports you're going to be reciting. So when they hear the word, Allah Imran or ASAP know, Maria, for example, they know Oh, he's reading on that section. And
I read about this one, it gives them engage in the resuscitation. Absolutely. A lot of times were turned away, we get the ankles and the knees ready, but the heart's not ready. When the heart is fertile and ready, Quran even if the Imam is really reciting in a you know, some what some may seem as a flat voice, it still hits because
Allah, it's more than the word itself was not the voice of the man. It's mean it's
now, I'm not Arab, or understand Arabic. So doesn't matter what the fear but translation. Is that also conservative? And if so, what what the best translation you could recommend for for us? Okay, I love this question. Because I love this question, because there's this feeling a lot of people have this feeling that by picking up the translation, I don't know what I'm getting. I don't have that connection. And quite the contrary, there are a number of translations of the Koran ship when I got interested in Islam when I was 18 years old. Don't Arabic what is it?
Arabic To me, that was two years ago. He
put a zero after that, too.
Okay, so chef, I walked into Barnes and Noble and I picked up a Quran in English. And I started reading it. And as I'm reading it, Tears are coming down my eyes, my cheeks, because I'm saying this book is so familiar to me. This book feels so close to me. This book feels it. I feel like I already know what it's going to say next. What I'm trying to tell you is some part of that marches up of the why some part of it I don't know, how would they it comes through. Of course all of it doesn't. But some part of it comes through one of the simplest, clearest
or odds is the clear Koran will still have no content
anywhere for free. It's the masjid probably has a box of them somewhere.
That clear Koran and by Dr. Mustafa kebab is so beautiful chair, you sit with me in the jewelry. What do we reference? Yes, I ask you what is clear say here? What is clear? So even if you go to one of the popular websites on the on the internet quran.com? Yes, the standard translation is actually most of the hubbub. Yes. So my recommendation is, is, you know,
what makes a translation a good translation, but that's not for the average person to differentiate you, you have to work with a bunch of translations and understand the different styles of translation. So if you like English literature, and you're like, you want to thou die and all the kind of you know, that's used, for example, yeah, but if you want straight, just what does it say? And not making it more beautiful, very simple standard. That's why it's quite clear. Another beautiful is the Oxford by Abdulhadi.
Very, very beautiful, very beautiful, but I wouldn't say that you know that those are very good. There's another one that I personally like a lot of many people don't vibe with it as much but the gracious Koran is another one. That is a beautiful translation. So those are three right at the top of my list. For most simple English straightforward if I was going to meet a non Muslim and say I want you to read this, I'm going to give them clear Koran because of how clear it is actually, Allah Spano God, their hearts are Brahmin, she has tips on how to understand better understand the Quran. We don't have much time basically on Ramadan, like I said, to set it in depth, but hamdulillah at
least I'm going to dedicate extra time with the Quran. So I want I want to be at least prepared I want to grow in my understanding of the Quran. So if there any specific tips that you can give us on how to grow your understanding of Quran quickly this month, okay. Bismillah
when we asked half of the blood, how to get ready for tarawih first thing he said to all of us is the real half it doesn't do it in Ramadan.
That's the first thing he said. The real half it doesn't do it in Ramadan. I'm sorry, I'm gonna say something similar. We have to make an intention to learn more Arabic, learn more through the year, not just a Ramadan thing. Right. So my recommendation in Ramadan is going to be two things. It's going to be to pick up a translation and read more connect so that you can answer those questions. You can respond, you can listen to what Allah is asking you. And you can respond to those questions at once and wonder this thought starts. The night starts. Now it starts now. You eat when you have a when you have a track meet, you start warming up before, right you get ready before we still have
100 days before. Now I know you said you don't. But fires don't get ready for them a lot. But right now, people are like stretching out, right. So similarly right now, start reading more. And I want to emphasize something that Sheikh said
or on has to just become part of your life. The map Dubai, it was called Dubai in the Hadith. And it's where you feel that it's what you go back to you know, listen, let me give an example. We have an example. Now, all of us just go back to our phones. We know it's just it's just a reflex. It's a reflex. So if I said this 15 years ago that just always go back to it. It would have been hard maybe 20 It would have been hard to give an example of something people always just keep going back to involuntarily I'm sure you know even where each app is active on the screen itself. It's here and to the point we all know that we open apps without even intending Can you imagine if you started
opening Quran app without even attend
Can you imagine what level you're connected? You're connected. And I say this like I was with I heard a well known chef, talk about inner magic from the Maryland some of course shaker knows him. And he said about him, I traveled with him from Maryland to overseas. And he said all he did throughout the journey we talked a little other than that he was just reciting.
It was just reciting. just reciting. And will Allah it's not that hard. It's not as hard as you think. And what she said to us is some things begin a little difficulty but when you start them I'll say this it clear whoever starts going to the gym working out the first few days is kind of like Now why am I doing it? After a while they get used to it not even used to it. They're like man I gotta go same way with the book of Allah guys. Same way with the book of Allah so to my to my convert brothers, I say this number one, read the translation. Read the translation. I'll say this to them. You reading the translation? Subhanallah you're probably understanding people are gonna be angry at
me. You're understanding more than some of these people who've been Muslim their whole life
because they haven't ever read the translation. So don't feel bad reading a translation I say that because sometimes you feel like they're reading the real thing I'm not know you're understanding it. You're understanding it do not be shy to pick up the legitimate the translation and actually read it in your mother tongue, you will cry will connect it will hit you different things a lot of
memorization, somebody might have hamdulillah by me and I read the Quran. Easy with that. I want to this year I want to dedicate my Ramadan to grow in my memorization. Yes, I know a few sewers, but I want to have a longer surah so I can dedicate for my tahajjud and my Tarawa or maybe my TM in the future, Inshallah, what tips do you give them to help them memorize properly
some brothers and brother actually reached out to me and asked this would the first thing that anybody wants to to achieve Quran memorization, it requires shift consistency. Because if if you don't if you don't have a set schedule in reviewing and have a set time memorizing your day becomes you know becomes model so it becomes okay one day or memorize one day I want one day I will review one day I won't. And with Quran if you don't give you 100 Pretend percent effort and focus it's not going to come in easily. So in order to memorize reading 100 low we can set the time but memorization takes another level of sacrifice and focus it comes with consistency you have to set a
time every single day that this day no matter what the rain shine tire kit, whatever. It even was 20 minutes that time is precious and I need that if not memorizing and reviewing what I
can add to this please I have another question for you though. Okay, I got I love you guys are so blessed
then going here, man I was going to take this weekend it's so beautiful mashallah anyways, almost said yet I said no Muhammad.
Anyone memorizing the Quran, our teachers always told us to stand with it at night time. Yeah, that is the best thing you can do. When Allah has gifted you with a verse, you don't get it. You know, the best thing you could do what Allah has blessed you get that you get a gift. It's a gift, gifted you with the memorization of a verse is the standard preamble late at night. Nobody sees you in your room, and you recite back to Allah. I thought about this, too, when shall
we will be talking to him? Yes. Giving back to him what he gave you I hear you talking. The reason I say this is because yes, concentration, focus, dedication. But if you really want to be above that life, and you want to memorize in Ramadan, stand with it at night you must memorize a few with the intention tonight I'm just going to stand with this. Now what if you only memorize three verses? Well guess what? One night the prophets of Allah who I laid he was selling them
long the prophets of Allah Islam one night stood reciting one verse into our living room for a nomadic went up
he just read it. And then he went back
read it again. Like when I've got that letter from wifey.
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I have a special question for you know, everyone understand you memorize and stand at night. Stand at night, Allah. May Allah bless you, gentleman I'm sure question. A sister might say, well, the month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran. But I have to maybe stop for six days seven days a day.
is I don't have that same connection with the book of Allah subhanaw taala from that question. So in this case, you would say, What do I do?
How can I still benefit from the Quran even though I'm unable to to Bismillah I would say, if you've listened to me up till now, then you should understand what I'm going to say. I'm going to say that in that time, that you're not able to recite SR or you're not reciting pick up that translation. You can connect to the meaning it says Men shuttler Allahu Al Quran it doesn't say men pa only Karaca reciting it says man shall Allah who the person is busy with it. And I would even say,
you may be getting something deeper, more profound, more spiritually impactful than the ones who's reciting without any to double Imams to UT. I took these notes I wanted to share something my wife sent to me
she's amazing woman on show them Allah bless her. I mean, she sends you reminders. Yeah, you're she's your you're not the shopping list. Not the shopping list. You're listening to this if it says these words.
What to send know what to send out a bit to the board. It is sunnah to recite with recitation. What to fatten. Listen, and with understanding for who and Matsu the above, reflection on what it actually says, is the highest objective of the book.
That is the highest objective of the book for you to connect to what the meaning is. If I wrote you a letter,
and my penmanship was good, it's horrible, actually, but just pretend. If I wrote you a letter, and then you responded to me share, I got your letter. The penmanship was amazing.
I be like, alright, but did you get what I was trying to tell you?
Like, can you respond to what I asked you? I asked you if that I didn't know I don't know what you were saying. But yo your T's when you crop the teeth, but what I mean like how do you make SS like that?
And I'm like, Well, hold on. I asked you for something you're like Yeah, yeah, but the T's man, teach me love imasu T says world Matsu the art of God. If you're not able to recite you're able to connect in connection is what the objection objectives is, actually is because I love that reminds me of somebody who who loves to listen to Quran and they get obsessed with mahkamah and the tones and things like that. And they just I love the sheer how Misha was talking about a lot and I don't know well that also works for the health as well to like you give a hotbar and then people that come out this as they come to say that was amazing football and you say what was it about this about 25
so that's what I remember that 25 minutes why wasn't that in the hole but God knows.
Last question for you or before we close the Shala Tabata Kota Allah mission as an imam of Tarawa
there are things that happens in the mosque in the masjid and Salah when you lead in that annoys you, you know, as as a congregation that are going to be praying behind you this year in sha Allah Allah What advice would you tell these people? Hey, man, don't do this the right way please leave it for me. So what are the things that Imam of tarawih are annoyed the end of the most by from the congregation they pray they lead in Salah you asking me to get beat up?
Number six, they would come to the congregation. Sometimes people do they do things you know, out of good intentions good heart, but what are the things that you need basically, from them to benefit from what I've heard
from other Imams right now that we discussing, from what from what I've heard,
you know, a lot of times, Chef, he just joked with me because he knows the same thing. Oh my God, when we get to the last three Jews, everybody's have
Surah Yaseen Subhan Allah, the whole crowd, everyone wants to correct them and
just take a breath. One woman's right, so it'll work. The whole Germans have Marcella Hamdulillah, you know, everybody's eager
is very high. But I would say shift to to complement that. When people are connected, like we said, to to to Quran. They don't have like when somebody makes a mistake, and they're not really focused about the man making mistake, but they're focused on connecting. They will realize that the mistake came but they don't have the urge to correct because they're busy thinking okay, this is coming next I want to focus on so I would say I mean hamdulillah in the crowd usually don't, especially this crowd.
Nothing, nothing that made Hamza really didn't like with Al Hamdulillah.
um you know connecting with the Quran service and be prepared if something if the Imam is reciting another pillar acts acceptable. I would say that we do I'm sure that we're not making things up and we have our backing by our chief and your buddy this year is gonna be different Are you gonna miss Hamza Hamza I hope he's watching I miss him.
so who's gonna be there with us tonight? Myself and we have calling him daddy. Yeah so he will be leading with us being the lead to Hana. Allah bless
my dream team in here Mashallah. My last question for you, Charlotte Allah. A lot of
brothers and sister are eager mashallah to start this Ramadan and correct with the Quran. But you said that you didn't have to make it a lifestyle, you have to dedicate the time for it and Imam Shabbat at 16 HeartMath was a monumental Madonna song. If you do that, husband wife, they're going to be fighting all Ramadan. So how do we strike a balance here? What do you suggest in order for us to strike a balance for husband wife for mothers who have children as well to between dedicating some time to the Quran and also taking care of themselves and their household and providing the thought for them and go to work and so on? How is it that we still in the month of Ramadan connected
with the Quran without feeling guilty? That I'm not doing what Imam Shafi was doing?
60 Hertz in the in the month of Ramadan?
Okay, we said bissman not home, right? Number one.
All that we're saying is just to encourage you for growth. We just want ourselves I want to become better than I was last year. That's its growth, its growth, spiritually connecting to Allah subhanaw taala number one, so yes, we said this person did this many. Sheikh Abdul Rashid Sufi is his father was condemning his number he actually said I did every 10 days. And his dad was like, Nah, should be every.
Okay, guys, for us. It's about growth. Number one in sha Allah, I want to become better ya allah and listen, ask Allah for Tofik
ask Allah Oh Allah give me Tofik the more sincerely you beg Allah for Tofik Allah will give you that Allah will open that door for you. Don't leave it to yourself bag, Allah, Oh Allah open that door. Number two,
just that, you know, our family dynamics are all different based on your culture and everything like that. But we need to understand the importance of helping everyone get the most fruitful and beneficial spiritual experience. Our wives, our daughters, our sons, our children, everyone in the family needs to be a part of that. And if not, I'm going to say a few things here. What that means is we all have to play a part and helping each other schedules and reach what they want to reach. Your schedule ain't the most important thing Habibi share of the family
law. There's other people that spiritually want to become better too. And if you're Gollum like you claim to be, then Kalaam lifts people up habibi. helping them reach theirs. Not everyone just support my tarawih everything today is about my tamale. The tea, the food that this that that it's about me.
It's about you and your family lifting everyone. So that means eat leftovers tomorrow. Oh, now they're not calling me back to
eat leftovers tomorrow.
That makes someone time.
Right? Let everyone wants to spiritually grow. Now, on the other hand, this is a month of, of connection with other people as we spoke about before. So spending time with family. It's an awesome activity by others,
too. So of course, we're not even even when you prepare the meal. When you prepare the meal for the family. That's an act of Subhanallah we obey your parents and your children, help your children with some they also act to be better. So people shouldn't be feeling guilty, exactly for doing what they're supposed to do. Actually, actually, I know we spoke about Ramadan. And you may be saying I'm sure there's other Monday nights coming. You'll speak about other aspects. So that's why we focus on the Koran. But in fact, I personally feel for men Shahida min coma chakra failure. So the month is about a month of renewal of intention and purpose and pleasantness be present with people present
with your children. So yes, of course that's another Monday I'm sure you'll be taught. We have a session and shall not the next session the session after that. They're going to talk about preparing the household for the month of making the battle one
Last week, we really wanted everyone to get encouraged from right now right now, and I'll share something about my own self. Just to be with you guys on this. As of three weeks ago, I've upped my Koran reading, right? I just want that baraka and that's that's the month for children to prepare just just reading more just reading more right there may be one project I can work a little bit more on I'm like I did enough. The boss is happy Don't worry, I'll just read a little bit more. Right give me more time to fire then. Don't want to lose my job so I'll prepare to teach this guy. Shallow data may Allah Subhana Allah bless you a little bit Alameda
thank Krishna for this beautiful tips of hamdulillah by members of Dharma Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you and make it easy for you to bring the best shot out of Tarawa for us in this year Bonilla Ito Baraka with isla. This was our discussion today or this evening on Ramadan and the Quran and sha Allah azza wa jal next week when the light Allah we're having brother Dr. Addy Raja, who's the president elect of VRC. Inshallah was the origin will be taken over officially basically this week in sha Allah Tala and also chef Abdullah Maduro, our neighbor, Imam from from Capella Islamic center, we're going to talk about the masjid etiquette insha Allah Allah in the month of Ramadan
from a technical perspective as an era as an administration, what do we need to observe and know about our role as attendees of the masjid from that perspective as well as inshallah Tada religious responsibility we have towards our masjid and our community in shallow data, it's gotta be next week, same time vanilla has origin, we would like to call it all to join us as Messiah. Thank you very much BarakAllahu them all please make sure to make dua for our Messiah here in shallow data and for our community. And please don't forget also our brothers and sisters in Reza May Allah Subhana Allah make it easy for them. But I mean, protect them and shield them for all the harm your Brahmin
desert Mala Ferran As Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.