Ramadan & The Quran

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Practical tips for reading and understanding the Quran

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kathira mama like to welcome all of you for joining us serial Chava this evening, one of six evenings I will share a shout out Allah with you and preparation for the month of Ramadan in this program shall on this actually these six sessions each session will have Mashallah guest speaker and we can have a very special topic again relate to the month of Ramadan beginning was Shahab the Nasir of lava hub the Nasir it has an introduction obviously, it has you know, he is local to us here it has a lot of anatomy and show the first session will be about Ramadan and the Quran. So we can divide that to two subtopics so just you know Shall I was going to go. Each speaker will talk for

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about 20 minutes and shall on that subject. I will be speaking about the Quran reading the Quran in the month of Ramadan effective reading of the Quran during the month of Ramadan and Shahada. NASA will be talking about understanding the Quran in the month of Ramadan inshallah tada and then we'll give you a chance for q&a. Those are watching us live on Facebook. You can also post your questions there in Charlottesville and they're going to be read to us when we have the chance for the q&a. If anybody wishes to he would like to share the herd with everybody else who are out there. We have the hashtag for this program in Charlotte and the next six weeks Palazzo JAL and during the month of

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Ramadan called the vrsc Ramadan at vrsc ramadan 18 so make sure to Sharla that you share the higher with everybody so we can collect everybody with everything we shall on 110 of vanilla terracotta without a shot. I hope you guys you have any your notes with you to start taking a shower with you. If you don't have it, pull your phone out, make sure that you start taking notes and honestly sometimes I see that the best way of taking notes is actually tweeting what you want to write down because when you read that you will save it and you will always go back against it. Oh somehow let me go back and see what I wrote on that subject. So that's one way of taking notes and keep it right

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online vanilla as well for for the future. References when Eliza barakaatuh Bismillah ready

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Alhamdulillah Allah Ameen. sallallahu wasallam Baraka Nabina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira to mama but reading the Quran during the month of Ramadan and making these recitation of the Quran effective and effectively insha Allah during the month of Ramadan, I want you to imagine yourself as usual, every month of Ramadan, as usual, every month of Ramadan, what do we do? We start our hotma hamdulillah early. And then, at the end of the month of Ramadan, close to 25th of the month of Ramadan, we realize that we are 1012 just behind

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and is that what is I wonder it also Panama, there's five more days for the month of Ramadan? Can I make it, I should make it and you try everything possible to catch up as much as you take days off from work or from school and you started a curriculum they would deny it and he tried to finish everything in three days before even the last day of the month of Ramadan. And then you realize that is a lot that is too much. Why? Because we don't really with no modern begins. We always start with the big enthusiasm. And we try to put every effort we can and the first three days, but then Subhanallah naturally afterwards we start falling behind because we're getting tired. We're getting

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exhausted, we're human beings after all. So how can I read the Quran during the month of Ramadan effectively without falling behind? And what kind of reciting what kind of Clara what kind of style of gras should I

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use during the month of Ramadan in order for me to make my citation effective, Sharlto Baraka wadala. In this session, I would like to share with you few styles of grace or basically when we do hotma when we do Hartmann because that's the purpose of reading the Quran during the month of Ramadan, people would like to achieve as many hotma as they can and the world card mummies, the finish the recitation of the Quran from cover to cover from surat al Fatiha all the way to sort of to sort of the NASS and then keep doing back again over and over again as many as we can. Obviously, for doing that, you need to be fluent in the recitation of the Quran, whether you know Arabic or not

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as long as you know how to read it, if you don't have that proficiency of reading the Arabic language so quickly, you're gonna have a hard time, you know, finishing the Quran on time. So is it the only way to decide the Quran? Is that the only method to finish the Quran from cover to cover? Is there any other method that I can use? If I just in case fall behind? One or two, just Can I catch up in a different way? And it still count for me as part of the hotma? should I listen to it? Should I you know, have somebody decide for me? What do I do in order for me to catch up if I fall behind on my percentage of the Quran so we're going to share with you shallow data a few things in

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regard to finishing the Quran effectively during the month of Ramadan? First, but we need to understand why do we decide the Quran especially in Ramadan, Allah subhana wa tada at

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The beginning of Surat Al Baqarah he says Alif Lam Meem that equal key tabula rasa Alif Lam Allah says lF lamb meal. This is the book, Delhi Calcutta lottery Buffy has absolutely no doubt. Laurie, Buffy what's the purpose of it, who then did with 13 guidance for those who are righteous? So lots of animals that are from the very beginning of Surah Baqarah is telling us what is the purpose of this Quran, it is guidance, which means when we decide the Koran, we should be looking for that what kind of guidance we look for the guidance that Allah Subhana has mentioned from the Quran from the very beginning all the way to the end, you find inserter Baccarat Dino Serato, Mr. Green Goddess to

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the straight path. So that's from the very beginning. And when you when you come to the end and sort of sorta to the flaws and sort of the NASA sort of alpha, the same thing you ask Allah protection from the evil eye from the evil of of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and so on, there's a lot of guidance and between certain fats and uncertainness there is so much of guidance we can get from the from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala I will leave that particular you know, aspect of the parameters of the nozzle to explain how can you get that guidance from the Quran that's going to be his topic, shallow barakaatuh but my topic we'll do here is how can I read the Quran? How can it

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run in different ways and still hamdulillah have effectively citation of the book of Allah xuejun and I want to show the different styles and different methods number one is what they call era to sell up.

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So up, what's the meaning of Kratos throw up the word thought means what is your man? So what does it mean? Or so up? What does it mean?

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reward? Right? There is a citation of our what's the point of reciting the citation of the web. It is simple purpose of the citation for the job is

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just an act of worship. And that means that I need to read the Quran from cover to cover just to get the reward the simple reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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For what for reciting the Quran letter by letter word by word. What are we getting that from, from the minister from the many highlights of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was speaking about the Quran Allah, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that whoever decides the Quran mancora Quran if you recite the Quran, Kerala habitually whorfin has enough for every letter that you decide you'll have what one has an own merit. And then his philosophy says allow multiple other 10 times and then allow the life with the manga as many times as he wants depend on what data and then the prophet SAW some reminding us that aku Alif Alif Lam Meem have I don't say that Alif Lam. Meem is one letter No. Elif

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is one letter, lamb is one letter means one letter, which means really sad. Alif Lam mean these are three letters right now, let me say the merits and Allahu Akbar Masha Allah subhana wa multiplaza the word from wherever we will handle with Allah. However, as you can see, this hadith focuses on what focuses only on the recitation of the roof, which means even if you don't understand Arabic, that's fine. Even if you don't even even if you understand Arabic, but in the process of going so fast to go over the Quran and the Torah, you still get the reward for the recitation. How often should I do that a citation of the Quran How many times should I do that every month, every week

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every year in hate and love numbers and asked the prophets that are lost. And have you heard that Abdullah has asked us to finish the Koran. He used to finish the Quran every single night.

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And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he came to me says that's a lot. You should finish who said the Quran every month, once a month, which means one juice per day, right? I mean, our beloved nom de los estados de la Indio deep work cerametallic, I can afford more than this. I can do better than that. The professor said, Okay, then you decide that in every seven days, every week you finish ones. So everywhere ever they have mentioned. But then he said Colorado law in New

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York so I can do better than this. The professor said, Okay, fine. Three days, you finish it in three days or three nights.

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In neotel, Walker mandelic, I can do better than this. So I saw Sam said there is nothing better than this.

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You can't do it better than this. So in terms of reciting the Quran, as you can see, if you decide the Quran in less than three days, obviously if you if you calculate the days and the hours of your time Subhan Allah, how much time you're going to give the Quran. And if you do give the Quran most of your day, how much is left for you to sleep? How much is left for you to go to work, how much is left for you to do your daily activities? Not much really. So therefore, this type of drama, they say the professor said no, nothing better than actually less than three days, unless it's a special occasion such as the month of Ramadan. In the month of Ramadan, we had so many elements saying they

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had multiple hotness. Some they say they have up to 60 times which means the result

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Ran twice a day from cover to cover. And sometimes you wonder is that even possible. So how I thought it would never be possible until I've seen that with my own eyes and how people they do it. And there are ways to do so. And we're gonna explain some of them later.

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But the, the average recitation of the Quran takes actually, at least if you would like to do, and if you just per day, you need four hours, at least four hours a day. So you can finish $10 per day, if you are one of those are fluent in the recitation of the Quran, again, and the Arabic language, so you need at least minimum four hours to five hours to finish 10 pages per day. If you are capable of doing that. You don't focus on understanding and that type of citation. This is not only for the seller, that's why it's called to throw up just to get the reward for reading the Quran from cover to cover. Is it recommended? Absolutely. Can I resize in three days? Go ahead if you can, one week,

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one month hamdulillah does it have to be only Ramadan? Absolutely not. But if you can afford spending that much time to do it, then we'll have the Lord dammit that should be fine and it should be okay. Sometimes Ramadan, you divide your citation based on of course your schedule. So therefore, I cannot do this every single day. But in my days off, I can. Therefore, I decide less during the week, and I maximize my dissertation during the weekend. And then even with that, I put let's say 10 just in the first one two days of Ramadan, for example. And then I added less 20 just in the last 10 days of Ramadan because I'm going to spend the night up so I dedicate my time for the recitation of

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the Quran for example. People have different schedules and they can make different arrangements for themselves but the point is, one of the first that are odd is to do karate throw up the citation for the sake of getting the reward to read the letters of the Quran mela Tomic among those who will be able to do the hotma of the Quran multiple digit amadablam in the second kind type of method of hotma is called karate.

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karate the double. This is when you recite the Quran for the purpose that it was revealed for which is what Mr. Liya de barro is Allah subhanaw taala says the Quran was revealed so that we might reflect and ponder upon the ayah the verses of the Quran and Allah subhana wa tada even blamed the believers he he said that You're so slow, he says, I feel at the bottom of Quran Shouldn't they reflect over the ayat of the Quran, like it's a request from Allah subhanho wa Taala that we look into the ayat of the Quran and understand so it's not just about reciting it to get their word for reading the letters even if we don't understand it, no, this is about the board and making profound

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understanding of the Quran. And I would leave this this actually karate shut up the nozzle to explain, inshallah, how you can understand the Quran properly as you recite. But of course you realize you're going to understand very well, in order for you to understand what you're deciding, you're going to have to slow down. So karate might not be the best or perfect for you. If you're going to be doing 310 hours per day, you're going to have to do something else in order for you to understand what you're what you're deciding. Number three, the third category or the third method of reading the Quran, carotid smear, they called carotid smear which means you decide for the purpose

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of revision reviewing you have

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some of us have hamdulillah bless the mod memorizing the memorization of the entire Quran. And they're waiting for Ramadan, so they can review that have because Didn't they use the lazy Ramadan comes the motivation is the hamdulillah. So they put extra effort in reviewing what they have memorized. So therefore, they do that and as they memorize as a review, of course, obviously they're going to use their memory. So where do you do it in any way in any any possible way you could decide and review the Quran while driving. While walking. After salon, you divide for example, in Salah you decide let's say half just if you want to form your memory if you can, in any way you can do that.

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So here you're getting the reward for reciting and also you're getting the reward for reviewing and making sure to have the latter to strengthen your have. Also, another method of using carotid smear the best is actually do it in Salah. Remember because Alabama law says the best form of reciting the Quran is when you decide the Quran standing in Salah in the Muslim doesn't really say the best form of reading the Quran is reciting the Quran while you're standing in Salah in the masjid because Allah subhana wa Taala says well como la carnitine you stand to stand for Allah azza wa jal stands for Allah subhana wa tada in full Kuru which is in full a better and for sure. And the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was asked about the best for the best format of Salah. He said what's a lot lately about the night prayer what is the best part of the night prayer he said Salah to lay Tulu The best part of the night prayer is what

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long standing, which means the longer citation. Today, people that decide less and they make longer suit. Because when I made that, although that is what it's better to be actually long standing in the citation of the Quran and maybe equivalent shorter, probably a little bit subdued. But here we have somebody deciding to review their health and to do it in Salah. Why is it so important to review your health in Salah better than reviewing your health? You know, when you hold on almost half? Because when you hold almost half, what do you do you cheat?

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You hold the most half? And then when you get stuck, what do you do? Like you see where am I? Right? So you can start cheating. But when you know that you're going to be standing in Salah, and you don't like to hold the most high quality recitals while you're in. So what do you do, you have to make sure that you decide well, and for you to ensure that you're not going to make mistake or get stuck in Salah What are you going to do the reviews beforehand. And if you couldn't do that, then at least you start having a buddy system you call a friend Hey, let's pray together, me and you and you pray together whether it's a sibling or a spouse or anybody with us so you pray together. So if I

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make a mistake, they help you to fix the Quran for you. The point is a karate test may also count as part of your hotma sometimes I don't have the luxury of doing this for the entire Koran. So what do I do? I choose I choose which means when I can decide while I'm in the method or at home, what are the most half I would recite, but when I cannot see myself falling behind, then I would recite the surah let's say from my head from my memory. So I will continue with my dissertation on whether it's holding the most have or reviewing from from memory. That's

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number four. There are two SMR so carotid This means that a citation revision device revising the code and reviewing a plan for memory karatu semma right now is from listening to others.

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You do a hotma by listening to others. I don't know how many of you actually like to listen to the Quran but Pat Allah Allah so that even in the Quran instructed us to to enable others to do the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala it says to pan out and sort of the tober when I had the mental maturity in esta jerrica Jiro had, yes Makka la mala. If I hadn't mushrikeen if the one of them was rocky in the disbelievers, the other worshipers, they came seeking asylum would you offer them that asylum? Give them help give them shelter. And then Hotez McCallum Allah give them the chance to hear the book of Allah subhanho the words of Allah Xhosa, which means we should read the Quran for other

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people. And the prophets of Allah Sam did that even during his lifetime. He is the Messenger of Allah. He listened to the Quran directly from jabril who brought from Allah subhanho wa Taala like he is the master of the Quran. sallallahu wasallam Still, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he went to

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he went to a beloved Maestro de la land for Korea, Abdullah Al Quran. I want to hear the Quran from you.

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And the beloved my sword was Shot Caller Rasul Allah, Allah wa Jones. He wanted me to recite for you when it was revealed on you, or to you, or any Hippo and a smile, humanoid, I love to hear it from someone else.

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How many of us do the have this kind of you know,

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that making the effort making the effort to listen to the Quran, and find pleasure in listening to the Quran from other people? I know we do listen to the Quran, from Digital Media.

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We play it in the car, we play it on our laptops or whatever at home, you ask, you know, your digital media that you have all the house tools to blast the poor and the speakers and so on. That is good. But how many of us would go to some money, somebody else and says, Hey, can you please hit the hole and for me?

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I want to hear a page from you. So holla I was interested we were student in Medina. It used to happen from London, people are missing the VISTA Law Center and I'll be sitting there missing the visa law someday I'll be walking. And in this old man, he stops me because they have a minute. I'm out of respect, of course says Can I have five minutes of your time, sir? Sure. Because Could you please read this this risk page for me? And I'm like,

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but you know what? My pleasure

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was so we sit down Subhan Allah, and I read the page. I don't know why I thought it just he wants to maybe fix the stage read or something like that. But then realized later on that not just him multiple of the elders of animism. bisola Salah will be following that sooner. They're coming and asking other people to read the Quran for them says Could you please read the Quran for me? I know that you get excited right now and you can start asking each of each one of you. Can you read the Quran for me? If because I have to be considerate of other people's times, right? But if it's at home or at work on the weekend, or maybe you're doing it to calf let's say Milan for example. A

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handler is doing an amazing job.

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The time or maybe you know what someone is already holding the must have decided upon and guess what you do. You sit down next to them and just listen.

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And just listen and kindness as your hotma if you at that level of example, this surah and so on, and it happened a lot even as an abyssal Allah subhanaw taala. I remember one day, it was Ramadan after Juma and I was a certain sort of vocal.

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So I was deciding understandings palette, enjoying my time, in private area and so on. And then when I finished, when I finished, I was about to get up and then a man came to me, a man from Pakistan, actually, he came to me and he barely speak out of it. So if he said, Mashallah, Mashallah beautiful? He said, Do you mind if I decide the forum for you, you listen to my dissertation. And I thought, you know, maybe he will decide to follow along. And

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I said, Sure. Bismillah. And he recited the entire first just

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the entire first just a handover like I was sitting there listening to him and enjoying it. Because even though his Arabic was not perfect, but just the fact that he put an effort at memorizing the first juicer from certain Bukhara, it was impressive. I feel so proud. Life was so happy for him when he finished just without any without many mistakes, minimum mistakes. 100 he was so excited that we're listening to him, that when we are about to, like live, we're shaking hands, and he's, he wanted to kiss my hand and I put my hand away I wanted to kiss his head. So we can like I was battling who's gonna kiss you know, whose hands and head and then somehow The point is, listen to

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the Quran is a Sunnah that has been forgotten. We only listen to the Quran from other people just because assignment, your kids assignment Let me hear what you have memorized. We don't go to others to say you know what, can I hear the Quran from you? I want to hear the Quran from you. So make this to be part of your hotma you have let's say you are one just behind and in yourself you're slow

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you're slow resizer you go to the masjid you call friend whatever that you know they do better than you Mashallah, you know what? Your son, your daughter, someone who's better than you faster than you. You said Hey, could you please read this ama for me? For example, terracotta tillbaka or this or that? Could you please recite this for me while I while I listen to you and hear from you, and you sit down there while they're reciting you hear from them, that helps you shall catch and catch up with your mess you know there are and

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so there are just a man is very important part of it, the handler is done for you instead of the Torah where you stand there, you listen to it, a lot of people that guitar they don't follow up with the Imam as he decides. So in this case, it might not count fully but you still have that awarded hamdulillah for listening to the forum. And following with it. I have five more minutes actually for my topic to finish. So next number five para to another. There are another reading the Quran doing the hotma by sight, which means just with your eyes. Mm hmm Rahim Allah, Allah He used to say that, that it should be part of the habits of the of the righteous people to have a hotma with their eyes,

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which means you hold a must have and you go with your eyes, word by word letter by letter.

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You don't move your lips if you don't want to by just going with your eyes over the ayat of the Quran. You don't skip lines, but you go visit you read with your eyes. What's the point of this to minimize any distraction from pronouncing prompts meant to perfect the text read or perfect you know, the massage the letter itself and so on or trying to see if you're hitting it right or wrong. The purpose of this camera is to go over the Quranic called Curatola aloud, which means just to go over the Quran quickly, with your eyes, so at least you know what you decided. So if you have a book, for example, you don't have to have the time to read the book, you know carefully to take

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notes and so on. But you just at least you want to know what is the topic of the book. So what do you do? We do what we call karate club. So you open the book and you go with your eyes, over the chapters, line by line. So that lets you go over the book completely to see what topic what subject that is, actually has been discussed in this book, the book of Allah Subhana peran hamdulillah we know what it is exactly. But for us at least if I'm sure I'm falling behind, I can do karate another peratallada by going with my eyes over the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and even just look into the Quran in itself. That's a vida. Just look into the Muslim. That in itself is an act of violence.

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So will you do that to Sharla with the purpose of going over that should be fine, shallow number six. Another way of reading the Koran.

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There are two other 13 there are other 13 sometimes and hamdulillah. I recite Marshall I did my assignment for the day I finished my two three jobs for example per day, okay, but I have plenty of time I would like to recite the Quran Should I go ahead of schedule should I What do I do some of the other commands that you would do

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What's the meaning of karate? Maybe you're maybe two days or three days ahead of your schedule. So I don't want to rush and reading the Quran so quickly. So what do I do? In this case I recite with perfection. So I do teach with, you know, the the classical era of Egypt when they recite Alhambra. Alhamdulillah neurobiol means slow very slow, at 30 because when Allah subhana wa Taala revealed the Quran, Leah de barro, it says, look for an unfortunate

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foreigner who,

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later crow Allah so that you recite that slowly, and then about what nahata Tila and we made it recited in 30, which means the perfect dissertation and a certain Muslim Allah subhana wa Taala even advise the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam what Khurana Tata? Would you recite also you recite with 30 as well. And so basically, you need to have that time when you focus on the perfection of the pronouncement of the ayah.

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How much of that that depends on how far are you behind or forward so but you need to have sometimes gorod will have to have 30, the best of course of that 30 a DA is really have a teacher with you, someone who could listen and follow you and help you to fix that and shallow to botica with Allah. They're also going to add for those who are specialized on Koran such as karate rewired, if you have multiple karate recite with different requires you would never forget the different styles of the citation. And finally, which is the thing I would recommend for you to show on the month of Ramadan is to have the right to moussaka Raja mushara which means body system having a moussaka which means

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people will do companionship, the body system even the prophet SAW some Ramadan used to decide the Quran, he had a buddy system, who was his buddy Madonna Gemma debri. As a professor, as I mentioned, you beat us to come to review the plan with him every single Ramadan and in the last Ramadan, the prophet SAW some attended, he reviewed the Quran with him twice. You need a buddy system someone who would encourage you to stay on schedule and charlottenborg Kota Allah And again, if you're tired, he or she will decide for you while you're listening. And when you when they when they get that you decide for them and they're listening. So you help each other in Charlotte to catch up on the missed

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part of your health or ms part of your citation or your hotma so these are different styles of karate number one we said karate club that you decide for the purpose of getting the reward from cover to cover number two karate to double the understanding and should have done so we're gonna speak about this in a few seconds shallow data number three is to test me revision to review what you've memorized. And that's best of course done in Salah number four at the seminar, and that is when you listen to the recitation from other people. karate another recite with your eyes which means just look over the Quran with your eyes. Number six karate 13 is basically recite with

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perfection try to perfect the digit and the Maharaja karate number seven karate rewired for those who are specialized in the Quran read with different styles of the recitation of the Quran and finally karate musharaka having the body system so that you can shallow data help each other and catch up when you fall short or fall behind. on your head mama Allah subhana wa tada make this Ramadan fruitful Ramadan for all of your Brahmin gives you the ability to be among those who will recite the Quran over and over the month of Ramadan. Allah subhanho wa Taala accept that from you and make the recitation of the Quran heavy for you in the scale so that you meet Allah subhana wa

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tada was the heaviest orderable amin and mirrorless pemecah mangoes when they recite the Quran, they will recite with the angels and gentlemen for those that Allah will humble you Solana below Muhammad Anwar adios Salaam Namaste Allah tala Shivani mom AB de nos

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smilla will have the lower wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was a marine salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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So inshallah, what I will be talking about here today, what I'll be presenting is the issue of understanding the Quran and particularly how we can target that as a goal and an objective that we try to make some progress in regards to this Ramadan, how we can begin that journey of starting to understand the Quran real quickly on the front end of it. What I want to basically say is that when it comes to talking about the understanding of the Quran, that is that is a journey that never ends. That is a never ending journey.

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Where you have, you know, remarkable stories of delivering Ibis, radi Allahu taala and hamatos a personal story about later in his life. And this is an individual for whom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam may do

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For and so loving perfectly who fit Diwali, huzzah weed, or Allah grant him the understanding of the religion and teach him the meaning of the Quran. And he was seen even by companions of the prophets a lot, some who were senior to him as an authority when it came to the meaning and the understanding of the Quran.

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But he tells him personal story about later in his life. When by that point in time in his life, his students had students, and he talks about traveling one time, and he said he had an unanswered question in the Quran. The difference between harlot and Fatah? What is the difference between harlot and Fatah? And he talks about passing through a better one area, and coming across a better one man

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who helped him understand and enlighten him as to the difference in meaning between harlot and father. Right. So that's a journey that never ends, we continue to learn every single day. But what we're talking about here today, is to start making some progress in that regard. Because while I say it's a journey that never ends, that journey does have to begin and has to start somewhere. And for many of us, and I don't say this in a, you know, I don't I don't say this to make someone feel bad about themselves. I say this, including myself, many of us have not taken serious steps to start that journey yet. Because it's something we just put on the backburner. And it's something that a

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lot of times there's a there's a trap, and a trick of shape on. And it's a trick that your mind plays on you as well. That what you tell yourself is when there's something very important, very significant, then you just tell yourself that I'm going to get to it later. I'll give you another example, kind of in relation to what chef Yasser was talking about when it comes to memorization of the Quran memorizing the Book of Allah, okay. memorization of the Quran is a pretty huge undertaking. Alright, it's easier than people realize. But nevertheless, from the outside looking in, it's a pretty huge undertaking. So when people look at memorization, they keep putting it off

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saying, I'm going to work towards that point in my life where I can take off a whole year, from Word from school from everything, I can take out a whole year where I have nothing to do no obligations, and then I'm going to memorize the Quran. And they keep putting it off.

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In anticipation of that magical time that's going to arrive, when you're going to have nothing to do in your life, which is not a thing, that will never happen. But instead of the reason why shaytaan plays that game is because what you could start doing is you could start memorizing one line today. And a second line tomorrow, and the third one, the third day, and the fourth one the fourth day, and so on and so forth. And guess what, at the end of the year, you have 365 lines memorized. That's a lot more than you had a year ago. But you keep making you put it off for that magical time where someone's gonna walk up to you and be like, I'm going to take care of all your responsibilities for

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18 months, go memorize the Quran. Exactly. All right, never going to happen. So that's the idea. So when it comes to understanding the Quran, we keep putting it off, I'm going to take out three years of my life, I'm going to become a full time student of knowledge, and then I'm going to understand the Quran.

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Like it's a thing you acquire, that's not how it works. So, we got to start making progress. So now to get into it, I want to break up the presentation here very, you know, concisely inshallah, into four different portions. First of all, where does the mandate because we shipped yesterday talked about is also very important. I was just reading in the feed earlier today, what I did, how to be so logical, whether to have it we have over wb, Nevada Sevilla. And there's the idea of moderation within our religion having a balance of ideas. We oftentimes have two extreme examples in the community. wirkkala Rasulullah rabina, Tomita, hado Purana majura. And so this idea of abandonment

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of the Quran that the prophets a lot of them complained about. And he pleaded to Allah, though, that my people are abandoning the Quran. There are two extremes that we oftentimes kind of oscillate or vacillate between as a community. We have one particular extreme where we become obsessed with the recitation, the memorization, the perfection of pronunciation, enunciation, we become obsessed with that. And there's little to no attention given to the understanding of it, living by its values, pondering it, reflecting upon it. And on the opposite end, we sometimes we react to that issue.

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stream by going to the extreme of becoming solely obsessed with the intellectual exercise of the Quran.

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And I have met people who have never completely recited even the Arabic text of the Quran from cover to cover not even once in their entire lives, and they are obsessed with the defeat of the Quran. I have met people who don't even know 10 small sutas by memory.

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But they are obsessed when it comes to intellectual discourse on the Quran. Quranic philosophy and they don't have 10 small suitors memorized. So these are two extremes and we have to find the middle ground. But where does the mandate for understanding the poor and why is not reading it just simply enough? Where does the mandate understanding come from? Of course it comes from God himself in the Quran of Elijah to the Brunello Quran, he has recorded

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it's not only is Allah subhanaw taala telling us to ponder upon the Quran. It's, it's like a lost hundreds Allah is calling people out of Elijah to the Quran. Do they not reflect and ponder upon the Quran? Like what's wrong with them? Why don't they reflect and ponder upon the Quran? Allah subhanaw taala tells us time and time again within the Quran. When is Allah Allah Al Kitab? Viviana? likkutei the Quran is an explanation of what's going on in your life. Well, who then it's guidance it gives you direction. What am I done? It's mercy. Who deadliness it is guidance for humanity, who the limits have been his guidance for the God conscious, she thought wouldn't enough is to do it cures

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the spiritual problems of society. But the jochum in a lucky neutron wakita

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from God has come to you a light, a light and a book that is very clear in its messaging.

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Right So throughout the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala emphasizes the message of the Quran, and how vital and how necessary that is, and that we cannot survive without the message of the Quran. And there are moments in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he also emphasizes the significance and the necessity of understanding reflecting, pondering, thinking, understanding of the Quran study of the Quran and its message and internalizing that introspection through the lights that the Quran provides. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says in a very, very beautiful narration. I like him Vicki tabula.

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hold firmly to the book of God, fee never umatilla it has the information of what came before you will hover over it. And it informs you as to what will come after you meaning in the life of the hereafter. Well, hopefully, it helps you deal with one another the issues that play out amongst humanity the Quran provides you instruction about how do you handle the disputes amongst people who will first Lou laserable has, it is something that is very serious and deliberate. It is not just frivolous. manchaca hoomin Jabarin Kasama Allah, somebody who does not take it seriously, because they're too arrogant to take it seriously. God will annihilate the mela protectors. woman named

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Peter Hall who Davi lady, abala, hula, and someone who goes looking for guidance and instruction in something else other than the Quran, then that person will be led astray. Well who have the login Mateen it is their strong rope of God. Meaning it is your lifeline, your connection your spiritual Lifeline, your connection to Allah. What was the cruel hakima Serato Mr. Hakim, it is a reminder from the all wise himself. It is a straight path that will take you to the pleasure of your Lord and paradise who will lead the life as he will be he'll

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it will never allow you to lose your way. What does that mean to be he elsina that it will not play tricks on your tongue will attach BARROWMAN hula allama people who really want to study it and understand it and learn it to know it. They will never be satisfied with it. They will never be done with it.

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It's something that you could just go on and continue to dive deeper and deeper and deeper into while I Yahoo Kala kathrada rod no matter how many times you've read something you've studied something it never ever ever gets old. When I think of the idea Ibu its wonders never sees its wonders never sees when he sadhak somebody who speaks based off of what the Quran tells them is automatically speaking the truth. woman I mean, it'd be somebody who lives their life in accordance with the values that the Quran gives.

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them shall be rewarded by God or man, how can I be here Adela somebody who handles their affairs and decides things based off of the principles of the Quran will automatically be just on how some of he Fallujah,

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in someone who argues using the Quran as the supporting art as a support for their argument, then that person will come out on top woman de la Ilaha, Illa Serato something and someone who calls others to it will himself or herself be guided to the straight path. This is the power of the Quran. Now the in the second thing, what I wanted to talk about here, the second portion

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well, what if we don't take this mandate Seriously?

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What if we just continued the status quo?

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Like she Gasser said, We don't put invest time into reading it, let alone understanding it. I know that there's a there shift, there's a shift there who understands it, who might tell us a little something from it. I know that there's a half of who's gonna stand up there and recite it for the rest of us. I really ain't got to worry about reading it. What if I just outsource all of this and we continued the status quo, what is there to lose? There are very, if we really understood the magnitude of what's being said here. It should frighten us. There are narrations from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and narration in Timothy, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and

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Buddha Dharma the Allahu Jelani said we were sitting with the prophets, a lot of them having a long conversation, we were just kind of hanging out with him, and we have been talking for many, many hours. And then while he was talking to us, he just looked up at the sky.

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And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Heather awhonn Yatta Yatta Li su la moodiness that this is the time when knowledge will slowly start to be pulled away from the people hetalia do meanwhile ashay until eventually a time will come knowledge will continue to depart from the people till they won't have any knowledge left of the Divine.

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So there was an unsavoury of Medina and Muslim his name was Ziad been levied. He was actually known as an intellectual he was very intelligent. He was a poet. Very smart. So he said good for you fellas. Amina

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for lucky Lana, Lana Khurana who will a no Korean who Nisa and our Amina Anna

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How can knowledge depart from us? We have read the Quran from you. And we will continue to read it we will teach you to go home and teach it to our wives and we'll teach it to our children and they will teach it on forward and we'll continue to pass on the Quran. How can knowledge ever leave us when we continue the tradition of reading and passing on the Quran?

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said thank you let's go okay as he got

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he can I told him He's like, you know that's disappointing to hear you say that oh Ziad

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in good to

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come in for cahaya Medina, I used to think that you were one of the most knowledgeable, intelligent people of Medina.

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And then the prophets a lot. He said, he thought well in gene Anglia, one nesara, from other from other Tony and he said, do the Jews and the Christians and nations of the past religions of the past? Do they still not have scripture that they hold on to

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that they ceremoniously place within their places of worship? are even put up on their shelves? Or even recite from on their day? their days of congregation? Do they not ceremonially still engage with their scripture, but what does it do for them,

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that, they continued, they also kept that ceremony, ceremonial relationship with the Scripture, they kept it up, they would read it, they would teach our kids how to read it, who would then learn how to read it and teach their kids how to read it. And it carried on like that.

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But they lost the understanding of it. They didn't reflect on it, they didn't think on it, they didn't understand it, and look where they are today in terms of how departed they are from our relation and from Scripture. So that's what we have to lose is that if we let go of this relationship, and this understanding this interaction, this personal relationship with the book of God,

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basically to borrow of common phrase, all bets are off.

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We can continue to have all the structures we want. We can have all the formalities of Quran decorating our walls, and naming our children names from the parent and having adorning our shelves. And we can continue all of that we can have all the Parana exhibits in the world. And all the museums displaying Quranic history and all of that good

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But it will not, it will not carry on in terms of its values, it will not resonate as a way of life. And it will not be passed on to our future generations. But we have to engage with it mindfully

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with mindfulness with understanding and interacting with this message.

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The third thing that I wanted to talk here about

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the third thing that I wanted to talk to you about was just kind of present some thoughts from some of our luminaries of the past. And what's fascinating is, a lot of times the understanding of the Quran seems to be this myth exists in certain parts of the world. In certain parts of the Muslim world, a myth exists, that the understanding of the Quran is for the scholarly class. And for the common folk, just read at the most memorize as much as you can, other than that Be quiet incident. And don't worry about it.

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Number one, number two is another myth that also exists quite a bit is that this is something that's exclusively an Arab centric endeavor. understanding of the Quran is an Arab centric thing. It's a ethnocentric thing that is reserved for people who are ethnically Arab, and everybody else, all the rest of us peasants, we should just read it and just be happy with them. Right? That's an idea. That's a myth that exists. Okay, so I wanted to kind of counter that a little bit by presenting some quotes and some examples from the luminaries of our past. Qatada Rahim Allah, Allah who is not of Arab descent, who was a student of Abdullah bin our bus he says,

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army to vehicle Luba komamura, he blew

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a door adorn your hearts and adorn your homes with the Quran by not just reading it but by understanding it

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have obeyed he mentioned he that's a Manta La Jolla boulia you alladhina amanu Farah

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he says when you hear God saying oh, you who believe Yeah, you are listening, I will pay close attention.

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For I know who Hayden took me over here. Oh, Sharon tuna be tuna on that because it's either something good you're being told to do, or something bad you're being told to abandon there again, focusing on Pay attention to the message, pay attention to the message.

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And so the last thing that I wanted to talk about here

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a plan on how we can

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create more understanding of the Quran, this Ramadan, starting now, into the month of Ramadan, and through the month of Ramadan. And this is something once you get a taste of it, it will never stop from that point on. So I wanted to lay out a bit of a practical plan some pointers on how to go about and doing so. Number one.

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I have said this for quite some time. But it is absolutely mandatory.

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For every single believer to read the translation of the Quran, in translation of the Quran into the language that you are most comfortable with.

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in its entirety at least once in your lifetime, at least mandatory there's it's not a choice. You must you have to. So at least you have some level of interaction with the message. Now I'm going to quickly digress for just a minute. Okay. A lot of times there's a lot of discourse, there's a lot of rhetoric in our community where we oftentimes talk about the fallacy of translation, the shortcomings of translations, the problem in translations, okay. That in and of itself is a very it's a very elitist rhetoric. It's a very elitist rhetoric. It's people people usually see academically amongst scholars, they can have conversations as to what are some shortcomings of

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certain translations. But in terms of the public, discouraging the public from reading translation, is somebody who is very privileged but does not realize their privilege.

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You understand the Quran, you're able to directly interact with the wording, but you are not recognizing that most people do not have that gift and ability.

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And I was sharing with the students, we always talk about like our Arabic analysis and to see how many people have you known who became Muslim accepted Islam by reading the defeat of the Quran? How many people have you met who became Muslim by reading the translation of the Quran?

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It's unbelievable.

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And these are very similar very remarkable people. I've recently been obsessed. I've been talking to the students at seminary about a lot, but I've been reading the biography and the life and times of Marmaduke picked up Mohammed Mamadou pictorama, who was one of the first translators of the Quran into the English language. Unbelievable.

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A remarkable human being, and did a hit mother basically 1000s if not 10s of 1000s of people became Muslim. So get a translation read a translation or recommended translation, because that's always a follow up question. A recommended translation is the one done by Professor of the Halim. It's come from the Oxford University Press. If you go on Amazon, you look it up, it's usually about seven bucks, doesn't cost a whole lot, acquire that translation and read it. Read the translation. That's very important. It is not a consolation prize, it is extremely important for you to do so. Number two, the second practical tip that I can give, as to developing more understanding of the Quran,

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particularly which a pastor was talking about, in terms of there are two seminar. All right, like when you are standing into tarawih prayers, one of the number one questions we get is, I can't follow along, I can't focus on understanding anything and sahrawis or even any point to me praying it, yada yada, etc. We always have this weird mentality of I don't understand it, therefore, I should not do it. Instead of what practically can I do to start understanding it? Right, so how can we build on that? The second tip I have is Quranic vocabulary. It's a very simple, easy exercise. There's this famous list that floats around online where it talks about like 80% of the words of the

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Quran and things like that, whatever it may be whatever type of list you can get of Quranic vocabulary. Memorize learn karate vocabulary set a goal for yourself every day, think about how much useless information we have floating around in our heads.

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Right, I can tell you how many points a game the career average for Dirk Nowitzki is? Why?

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Why there's no reason for me to know that there's no benefit to me knowing that. All right, very honestly, there's no point but I know that that's more useless information in my head, along with so many other other things. So we can memorize one vocabulary word today

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maybe two maybe three.

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Right? If you're ambitious, do three at least start with one. But think about if you started memorizing one vocabulary word a day from now till the month of Ramadan 3040 days whatever we have left. Think about how many words you have. And then you continue that throughout Ramadan. But till till the end of Ramadan, you can have almost 100 vocabulary, the most 100 most frequent words in the Quran memorized, then what those words go off

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when those words come up, and you hear them.

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Now you're connected to what's being talked about. It's that's why Allah said, Well, I think SMS or analytic, God has facilitated made it easy. We just have to take it seriously. Is the man with the kid is there anybody who's serious, we just have to take it seriously. The third thing is stories. Learn the stories that are being spoken about within the Koran, read up on them. So that when you hear those names, and you hear the names of the places when you hear it in the mood when you hear names like Messiah and Harun when you hear you know, different things being brought up brought up within the Koran, then you're able to remember those stories and connect to that and develop a

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meaningful relationship with the Quran. And then the last thing is the themes of the Quran. also understand and put some time and effort. I know she got she used to teach a course back in day on the themes of the Quran, a thematic study of the Quran, so study what the different themes are. So when you hear different key words or key phrases, you know what theme that is connecting to Tacoma is a theme of the Quran. And every time you hear a variation of the word topo. Coming up, you think about what Tacoma is, you think about what are the characteristics of them with the theme people have talked about? Do you have Taqwa? Do you not have Taqwa? That reflection that's going on within

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you that pondering that's going on within you, that is the goal. That is the objective. So translation,

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learning some vocab.

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And learning more about the stories that are mentioned the Koran names and places and people and names and things like that, and then the themes and that will help you connect to the message of the Quran. And as a long term goal, and I don't mean long term in, in the sense of the degree of difficulty, I mean, long term, just in terms of it's gonna, it's it's something that takes a little bit of time. But it's something we can start with like by memorizing this vocab is have it on your radar somewhere to continue to make slow but steady progress, slow and steady wins the race, right? So slow and steady progress in learning. The Quranic Arabic language that's that should be up there

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on your radar somewhere.

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I'm going to be hot operatic Allahu taala and who has a very famous statement where he would say to Allah mala Arabic it's very difficult to learn Arabic it's a part of your religion because the Puranas in Arabic

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in another area,

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Abu Salah Shatila, the Allahu taala who he said

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that photography semana de la Vega to RT will Khurana in Nevada we

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understand the sin of the process of them and develop a sound understanding of the Arabic language and then learn to properly read the Quran with that understanding and background of Arabic because the Quran was sent down in the Arabic language. And again, I'll emphasize by saying that it's a lot easier than the myth that surrounds it. There's a mythology of Arabic, that it's an it's impossible

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but it's a lot easier than we realize. So hopefully that's just some thoughts inshallah and hopefully that creates a little bit more of a practical framework, how we can start understanding the Quran and building a better more intimate more personal relationship with the book of Allah zachman luck

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little associate of the NASA for the beautiful actually reminded hamdulillah I wasn't actually wasting my time on the phone, I was tweeting my my notes from the NASA stock. So I made sure that I remember the Mashallah to balego data analyst I want to check with you guys before we open the discussion now, for q&a. I want to hear from you. What do you remember from this talk? He mentioned a few things that you need to learn in order for you and Charlotte to barako to Allah to understand the Quran let's see what do you remember what was the first thing he said?

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translation for a translation that you can understand right? Do you remember what was the best translation we recommend for you

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under Holly for Oxford, the print right then the second thing after translation what do you do

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vocabulary lists right? find one that is you know that you can feel comfortable with and then learn at least one day one word a day inshallah robotic otara number three What did he say?

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stories places names and so forth. And number four themes of the Quran learn the themes of the Quran chef was speaking about a class I used to teach called heavily used ironically enough What if I'm in the classroom shallow Jana and it's coming up in charlotte north carolina shala this the end of this month in the light of Baraka Darla called heavenly huge coming to Dallas later inshallah, but it will start this with with Charlotte shallow, diabolical Tyler. So, with that, I would like to open discussion inshallah, for anyone have any questions, we'll be happy to answer inshallah. Also, we have some brothers and sisters are posted their question on Facebook, we're going to collect these

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questions, inshallah, we'll see how much we can show. We're going to delay South Russia until 930. So we have 15 minutes for this inshallah barakaatuh.

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So, sisters question was that what advice would there be for folks that are just very shy and have a hard time reciting for on particularly around other people in front of other people?

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One thing I would say is, as is the case with anything, you know, oftentimes the, the, the, you know, generally what they say about public speaking or something like that, the more you do it, the more you get over it, and the more it helps you become comfortable with it. There's definitely an element of that. But the second thing is that what I will also say is that in the community of the process out in the community of the Sahaba, different companions kind of had different things that they were good at, or that they specialized within somebody particularly more quiet person, not somebody who would recite in front of everyone, that doesn't necessarily have to be a problem, as

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long as they themselves recite the Quran. But if they don't particularly, you know, feel inclined to be the one to recite in front of other people. I don't think that that's necessarily problematic. Because spirituality is a very personal experience. So you also don't want to create that type of discomfort within something that's supposed to be a profoundly spiritual experience. Sure. I want to share my personal experience when I was young I

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I didn't know that has actually a beautiful sight such a beautiful voice there Satish as a foreigner until I was discovered by my shape, really, I was very shy. So every time I decide the plan I used to recite and the what he called he called the Madras at the school style, which is reciting like this. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen Ar Rahman AR Rahim Malik here, that's it. So this monitor recitation, that's all when I go home. I blast with as read

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until I think my mom she was actually insisted, why don't you set like this one time, even my brother alive today, who heard me recently started like this at home. He basically switched to my teacher. He said, by the way, he has a beautiful voice which is designed to listen to him when he's doing surgery. And somehow since then, once we started that, that hamdulillah it helped me because he said, You know what, you have a beautiful voice.

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But you still need to work on some of usage with and that opened the door for me and a lot of governmental entities read and learn the perfection of moholoholo. So sometimes, if you open up a shot to the recitation hopefully you'll have somebody who will help you know what, let me take to the next level and shallow down. And the Prophet sasm says in the Hadith, let the Quran the one who says the Quran wahama Harambee and your excellent your expertise, the beauty of the dissertation must suffer the kurama Bara you're going to be with the ranks of the angels. So you need to upgrade yourself but the one who struggles as a professor Sam says Well, our boys attacked Alfie well

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sharpen Allah, it's so hard and still keeping a tripping hazard aside

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to reward one further citation and one for trying. Now, yes.

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People do it one day ahead as the mom who

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will be doing

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patient and then when you are listening,

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enjoy the turabian

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comment so the comment is basically in order for people to enjoy the the kurata sama when you listen to the Torah we hopefully inshallah we can we can this year we would like to present what the Imams recite ahead of time we have an unscheduled so people know what the Imams reciting so the doctor actually is recommending and suggesting if you know what the members reciting tomorrow Antara we read it at home, read the full translation what the meme is going to be reciting. And if you remember some of the words and the vocabulary the planet will carry obviously, hopefully shallow data as they decide to start connecting with the Quran analyze the data clearly. Now, yes, good.

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Now, so the karate another which means the camera that would use your eyes only without moving your lips does that count as addicted as well? The answer is absolutely because in the Hadith the Prophet salla Selim said about Allah azza wa jal and the man of his majesty he says, woman that Coronavirus, NFC, NFC, the cartography, NFC and if whoever remembers me in his nuts, which means, you know without it's been in your consciousness if Allah Subhana didn't matter to His Majesty says the kernel of unity. I remember him in minus.

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So that's considered declined. So even if you're not moving your lips, you still go over the colon, your eyes. It is a form of a burden. Mr. Mohammed Rahim Allah, Allah would recommend that in order for people to keep always the memory of the Quran alive in their minds and their hearts. Voila. Now

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that's a very good question. Um, so brother's question basically is, I mean, when I say mandatory, not in the same of like a hokum to cliffie or shutter a more like as a recommendation that I don't think it's practical for people to really expect to have a meaningful relationship with the Koran and really contextualize their faith unless and until they are willing to read at least a translation of the Quran. But the other question is reading the Quran in Arabic, is that something that is mandatory? Now, from the very essence of it, Allah does command that within the Quran fuqra o Matic Yes, sir amin Al Quran. So it's a little bit of give and take. And that's the wisdom of God.

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And that's the eloquence of the Quran. He's saying read in a mandatory sense, like your crown chakra. Ooh. But then he says matter. Yes, sir. Whatever you are capable of from the Quran. So there, there seems to be this little caveat that is added, read to the best of your ability read to the best of your ability. So I think what basically would, what I would comment on that is, whatever is within one's capacity, if it is within one's capacity, we have the tools and the facilities and the resources available to us to learn to read the Quranic text in Arabic, then I think it would be necessary for someone to learn how to do so and then do so. But otherwise, if somebody doesn't have

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those resources available, they can only do with whatever they have.

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transliteration. Yeah, I mean, I oftentimes talk about the story with you know, my own grandmother, and she couldn't read the Arabic Quran in Arabic and she had rather a transliteration that she used to sound out the Arabic through another language through a second.

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Language and but in spite of that, that's because she was from just a different time a different place where the resources weren't available. But I probably have never seen anyone who had a more powerful relationship with the Quran. So it just depends on the person. Yeah, we have actually an online question asked her recommendation about books on themes or sources of the Quran. Oh, fascinating themes and stories of the Quran.

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I always struggle in terms of this, because I'm not familiar with all the material that might be out there in English. Because we end up doing a lot of the studies in Arabic, so I'm usually not familiar with a lot of the English resources. But I believe that there have been some compilations that are set out and some book publishers have created some compilations, where from the deceit of Eben cathedra, they've extracted all the stories that are mentioned in the Quran, it's published under the title stories of the Quran. So I would keep a lookout for that anything else? I mean, out of it, there are a lot of books on that, unfortunately, as much as interested that I am teaching the

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class on the subject. But as much as I tried to find books in English in regard to the subject, it's so hard really to find that very difficult. Why? Because it's a very specialized field of knowledge, really, not so many people are interested in that it's a new thing in the English language. And that's why we don't yet have too many books in that subject, or specific

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list on that subject, few of them available. For those who would like to check them out, you can just go to any of these online bookstores. And check the Quran section has a lot of books on stores of the Quran themes of the Quran but not necessarily extensive as in the Arabic language alone. Shall we have also another online question as a new Muslim, unable to read and decide the forum? How can I make the Quran Padma Ramadan, new Muslim completely new to the field, what is the best advice you give to them,

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I would again kind of emphasize that do not be you know,

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do not be reluctant to basically really invest a lot of time and energy into reading the translation of the Quran. When it comes to reading the Arabic and reading the letters and starting to put those together, it's actually once again a lot easier than people realize. But nevertheless, that's something that's going to take a little bit of time, particularly if it's later in life and it's your second or third or fourth language, it's gonna take a little bit of time to work on. But the translation is going to be your refuge and do not feel shy do not feel embarrassed, do not feel reluctance that somehow by reading a translation, you're not having an authentic kind of

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relationship or an authentic experience with the Quran but really kind of immerse yourself within that realm of the translation of the Quran and it will do wonders for you.

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Actually, I would not recommend that the question is can you read this Can you hold the translation hand while the memory citing you know, the entire away? I heard from somebody ma'am some other you know, Muftis are given the fact whether it's okay to hold the translation by the memory citing and taraweeh Of course you're citing that it's it's not afford salah and that's number one. Number two, the prophet SAW Selim and forth in the NFL salah and also he used to recite the Quran and sometimes he comments on what he decides meaning when he decides an ayah but Jenna he asked Allah subhana wa tada for Gemma, what do you research and I about Johanna may ask Allah protection from Johanna so to

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say as a result it's okay then to hold translation while the Imams reciting I've kind of found this analogy to be actually off a little bit so it's better for people to focus on the under citation because that's the time to listen to the Quran. It's not just the time to read the translation they can either before or after inshallah terracotta. Yes, your question.

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Yeah, so the question basically is, is that we always talk about how the Quran is for all of humanity, all of mankind, for everyone to understand. But when you actually start reading the Quran or reading the translation of the Quran, you come across elements within the Quran that seem to be more complex, more advanced, more sophisticated. So is there like a part of the Quran that makes

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is a little bit more.

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I don't know if the right word is exclusive, versus other parts of the Quran that are more for like the public consumption, it's for like the, you know, everyday Muslim. And then there are certain elements of the Quran that might be more specialized for like a higher level audience. Absolutely. And that's just only something that's logical. So there's an expression in Arabic, Lil ak 31, that when you're talking about something, the majority of something, basically you talk about the entirety of it when the majority of it is something. All right, so for example, the majority, the vast overwhelming majority of the Quran, there's all these online, there's these fascinating

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diagrams that talk about how like 8% of the Quran is actually more more specialized or more advanced, what we call the realm of GME, legal juristic rulings, it's like 8% of the text. So 90% of the text is focused around, you know, the general themes of the Quran, belief, morality, ethics, goodness, stories of prophets and things of that nature, right. So 90% of the Quran is something that every single human being can interact with, can comprehend can understand. So that's why the whole person is said to be clear, and to be made available for people to understand as hard as that small slice of the pie is concerned, then that's something that we understand logically about any

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other subject, that's something that you might require an extra little, you know, kind of a, you know, kind of an explanation on where there's a supplemental reader that goes along with it, or there's a teacher that comes along with that portion. So if you want to interact with that portion, you just got to go to your tutor, you got to go to your teacher, or you got to have that supplemental reader alongside of it, what we call the books of seed. But that doesn't change the fact that the vast overwhelming majority of the Quran is something that every single person can interact with.

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Right? And that's what I'm talking about. That's at 10% that requires an extra supplemental reader or a teacher plus lots of questions in shallow data. Yes, good.

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For a nun for a new Muslim.

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Well, they don't understand the Arabic So throughout another for them is just going to go over the letter of the text without knowing anything and how they decide that so and even not just new Muslim, and someone who doesn't know the Arabic language, if they just go over the text, would that be considered a recitation of the Quran for them? A lot? I would say no, it's not going to count as a citation of the Quran. But the act itself is very bad because it's still looking into the must have on the Quran the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that itself is an act of rebellion Allah tala na yes good.

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Just to kind of like catch up on what you what you miss. Can you use the course you can use the karate another just going over the over the Quran with your eyes? Can you use that as a compensation for the last time that you are unable to finish? Because you know, it takes longer time to decide. It is global with your eyes. If you do another round it perfectly. Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah Allah He can count that as part of the part of the recitation as well. So if you just go over with your eyes completely advanced and you understand out of it, and usually when you say go with your eyes, you can't help it you just gonna have to go over the words. So you can you kind of like reading it

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silently, without moving your lips. So it counter shell as part of the Hudson shallow terracotta.

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So the you began your talk about bringing the story about about one the difference between father and Harlow? So the question came from online says, What's the difference?

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So basically, he just says that it was something that perplex me. And he said, I was passing through an area and there were two veterans who were fighting over the ownership of a well, so basically, what happened was that there was a veteran who had just recently purchased this land who had acquired and settled in this land where there he found a well, there was a well in that land. So he said, I acquired this land, the well isn't the land, the well is mine. The other veteran came along and he's like, I'm actually the one who dug up that well and built the wall around it and basically kind of founded the well. And he said, anila, the photographer.

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And I've got him in our bus just like stop dead in his tracks. And he's like, would you say?

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He's analyzing photography photographer. I'm the one who fought around the world.

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And he was like, fascinating, right? That's amazing. And he said in that moment, just through that better ones,

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Like eloquent language, I realized that the meaning of flutter is more to like kind of create something uniquely to found the founding of something, the discovery of something, creating something without precedent. Whereas Hanukkah can be used for recreating and creating multiple, you know, forms of something like multiplicity of creation, whereas Fatah is like the first instance that God gave existence to Adam. It was phenomenal. And actually even for each individual person Allah Spano tala uses the word father in the Quran because every human being is unique fascinating unique creation by the way, just a follow up on what the interesting why the Arab they always wanted

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to hear the Arabic language from the Bedouins not from the educated people's hearts, but interesting thing.

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Our one of the very famous parts of the Arabic culture is and as my as my in Arabic In the Arabic language is like Al Bukhari and Heidi. This is how his status is how important statuses like a bajada He's the one who Mashallah we always value his opinion on the subject of Allah must ask me the same thing. So the same bottle as mine, what do you use to go and learn the Arabic language if you want to really capture an Arabic phrase or an Arabic word to consider consider this to be organic Arabic word, he would go and learn from the bad ones and when he is told this person is a learned person, he refused to learn the Arabic from them they wouldn't take from the elites

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basically, why he goes because the elite they learn the Arabic through grammar when they started they are better or are they bad ones they spoke Arabic naturally organically. It's very it's very natural to them. So their indigenous community the whatever they say is the actual Arabic language for us today. What we read in the Arabic language is not the Arabic language as it was actually spoken by the Arabs it's it's the way it was defined in books in academia basically by of course in honors Yeah, exactly. So that's why that's why we we don't really get to see that the same so similarly over here Cipolla, when you see something goes all the way back to that time, you realize

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that must be an organic word. So without a shot, which is why I'm always telling everybody that y'all is the proper wording.

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Because we're the veterans. Yeah. All these educated people in the north and in the east. Nobody cares. Okay. Y'all is the correct word. Anyways, does that go over the beautiful reminder handler and beautiful talk? I just want to share with you a few events that are coming up in shallow data here tomorrow with Alonzo john, we have a healthy VRC event in Chicago Dr. Bashir So come and join us after certain amount of vanilla xojo. Also we do have a level of Institute is presenting the class on the weekend of the 11th 1213 or 12 1314 1415. So I'm sure as of

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