Yaser Birjas – Taraweeh Khatira – Are You Abandoning the Quran

Yaser Birjas
AI: Summary © The Quran is a source of healing and healing, but it is difficult to dedicate more time outside of the month of period. People may abandon the Quran when they are over a certain span of time or become attached to it when they become attached to it. Makeing a commitment to the Quran is important and can lead to protecting their brothers and sisters. restore their faith in their hearts is also essential.
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How are you guys doing so far?

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Good. You're good. Alhamdulillah.

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May

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Allah bless you. Bless you.

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We just came from,

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our neighboring city, Copel.

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Our Islamic Center of Copel, they had their

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fundraising.

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We did it very well.

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And our fundraising,

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For the next 4 hour project is coming

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up.

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When?

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Are you gonna be here? Yeah. What happened?

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Seriously, you guys are gonna be here inshallah.

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This is your opportunity. This is your future.

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Our family's future inshallah.

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We're looking forward to see the growth in

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our community insha Allahu.

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May Allah bless you

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What I want to talk to you about

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today insha Allah

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related to the Quran. Alhamdulillah, we'll be talking

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about how the Quran is a source of

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life. The Quran is noor. The Quran is

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light. It's ruh. It's soul. It's life. It's

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guidance. It's and healing.

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But there is something happens

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to the Quran, or at least in our

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relationship with the Quran throughout the year.

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Now I wanna ask myself and ask each

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and one of us here right now. How

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many of us can say that we dedicate

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more time for the Quran and with the

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Quran outside of the month of Ramadan. Like

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I really dedicate more time in my day

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for the Quran outside of Ramadan. How many

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of us can claim that?

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So it's easier outside of Ramadan, but if

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you look at the ratio we're maybe, I

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don't know, 1% less than 1%.

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But rest of us, the rest of us

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we dedicate more time for the Quran and

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Ramadan. Why is that?

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More than half. Why?

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Because you're hungry right?

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No, because you realize this is the month

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of the Quran.

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So the the incentive is there, the ambiance

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is there, the feeling is there, the energy

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is there.

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It's easy for us to dedicate more time

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for the Quran. But Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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mentions in the Quran

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about us. And the prophet

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The messenger.

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The messenger calling upon his Lord my

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Lord.

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My people have abandoned this Quran.

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Deserted their Quran.

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Now, maybe he was talking about the people

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of Makkah. Right? But the is still there

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in the Quran as a reminder for us

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not to fall in what the people of

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Mecca has done with the book of Allah

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azza wa jal.

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If you believe that the Quran is a

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source of life, it's a source of light,

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it's healing, it's guidance,

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then why,

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why we dedicate less time for the Quran

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after the month of Ramadan? Shouldn't it be

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the opposite?

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Meaning the Quran, Ramadan is supposed to be

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just a booster.

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It's gonna be a booster for me. And

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if I've dedicated, Alhamdulillah,

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half an hour of the Quran today in

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Ramadan,

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then after Ramadan I need to make them

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45 minutes.

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It's not even an hour or more or

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less. If I've done it every single day,

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I'm gonna do it, insha Allahu Ta'ala, maybe

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twice a day, holding the Quran.

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There are many ways how people desert the

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Quran and abandon the Quran.

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Al Hajr is basically when you kinda like

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turn your back to somebody.

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You abandon them, you boycott them, there's no

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connection, no communication with them at all. That's

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what we call Hajjr.

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You abandon them completely. You boycott them. You're

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given that silent treatment altogether.

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Many of

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us, subconsciously,

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without even knowing that, that's what we're doing

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with the Quran.

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So how do people really, really boycott the

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Quran or abandon the Quran? Different ways.

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So one way is abandon the the Quran

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altogether.

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Like once Ramadan is over, once Ramadan is

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over, what do we do with the Quran,

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the must have that we have, if you

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still have the old school must have.

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So what do you do with that? You

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put it back again on that beautiful, mashaAllah,

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behind the glass,

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windows,

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or put it, mashaAllah, on that fancy chair

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that you paid maybe $100 for, hamdulillah.

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And you put it there for decoration.

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And you take a picture and it says,

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hamdulillah, Ramadan is over. Right?

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We don't go and read the Quran anymore.

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That's called abandonment.

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Now there's a certain recitation of the Quran.

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Some of us, no, alhamdulillah.

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I still read the Quran. But what am

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I I don't have time for?

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Studying the Quran.

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Studying the Quran.

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I don't have time right now like I

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did in Ramadan. Hold a page or one

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ayah and reflect on it, or look for

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the meaning of it, look for the tafsir,

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Or even ask the shaykh about the meaning

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of it. I don't have time for this

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anymore. We abandon the Quran in this in

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this way.

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Some of us stop listening to the Quran.

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In Ramadan,

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mashallah,

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the Quran is on TV screen. You put

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it on, always having mashallah, Quran, Kareem channel

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for Makkal, hamdulillah,

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It's all playing, alhamdulillah,

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around the clock. In the car, listen to

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the Quran. Use your YouTube mashallah for the

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Quran this time. Right? Or, you you know,

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your,

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whatever app that you use for that. But

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then once Ramadan is over, we go back

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again to listen to other stuff.

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I don't wanna mention what,

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but other stuff that we're not supposed to

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be listening to. So we abandon listening to

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the Quran.

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And then sometimes, not just that, maybe I

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am listening to the Quran. But what am

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I missing from listening to the Quran? Al

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insat, which means to pay attention to that

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listening.

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Yes. I'm listening to the Quran. But am

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I really paying attention immediately? Am I heeding

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the reminder? Am I trying to truly hear

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the words of the Quran as I should

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be? Maybe I, I will, I'm not gonna

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be doing that anymore. That's another way of

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abandoning the Quran as well too. There are

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so many ways, so many ways that the

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Quran will be abandoned.

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Which is why the prophet, shalallahu alaihi wa

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sallam or the prophet

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cal. They abandoned the Quran.

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Some of us will abandon the Quran by

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what? Stop listening to it in salah,

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tahajjud,

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and stop using it for prayers.

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Like, how many of us after Ramadan is

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over will dedicate them many nights every week

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for tahajjud? For those who do so, may

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Allah bless them.

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For those who don't, that's a form of

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abandonment of the Quran.

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Now, I'm not saying that everything that we

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do is a soft fallah's,

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but definitely

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it's a risky behavior right now when we

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have less and less attachment to the Quran.

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Knowing

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that the Quran is a soul.

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The Quran is light.

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The Quran is healing.

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The Quran is guidance.

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You need all these things throughout your life.

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Not just Ramadan.

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And if you are not gonna be attached

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to the Quran

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the way you are in the month of

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Ramadan,

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you are abandoning the Quran one way or

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another.

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Now,

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some of us, Usafullah, not us Not from

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us, but some people

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will abandon the Quran

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all together.

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What does that mean?

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Denying it even.

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Denying the Quran completely. They were born in

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Islam.

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They probably even memorized the Quran.

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And they have, alhamdulillah, they had once some

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level of attachment to the book of Allah,

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azza wa jal, but they come to certain,

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certain point in life where they abandon the

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Quran altogether.

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This is not new. It happened before

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and happened with many many people. SubhanAllah.

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Why? Because the prophet says, look. Be careful.

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Don't think that your, Jannah is granted for

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you. No. It's not.

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Some people will be doing the the acts

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of people of Jannah.

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Until there is just barely

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a span of a hand,

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Like one foot away from Jannah. Unfortunately,

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they they kinda like turn their back again.

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They flip.

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The switch flipped completely

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and now they abandon their faith.

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And they will do the acts of the

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people of Jahannam and they end up in

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Jahannam.

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I don't want anyone in this place to

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end up in this situation. Allah protect themselves,

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Abu Al Amin.

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But the chances for people to abandon the

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Quran or lead them to that that that

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course of action is high.

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So, therefore, I need to make a commitment.

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I need us to make a commitment with

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ourselves. Now I don't know. Each and every

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one of us at Jannah have a different

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level of commitment with the Quran.

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So we start at the beginning of Ramadan

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saying, look. We are all on different journeys.

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You are on your own journey

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with the Quran. I'm not at the same

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level of the person sitting next to me.

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I'm not.

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They are more advanced. Maybe they're less. I

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don't know. But I'm on my own journey.

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What I need to do, I need right

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now to focus on connecting with the Quran

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in my own way, at my own pace.

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Before you leave this night, inshaAllah, I want

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you to make that commitment to yourself.

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How do you want to continue

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connecting with the Quran?

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What is the best way you believe based

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on your schedule, based on your load of

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work at, you know, in your life, your

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family life? Whatever that is,

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what is it?

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What kind of attachment to the Quran is

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best for you on that journey until the

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next Ramadan, insha Allahu ta'ala. Please do it.

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Some of us might say, you know what?

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I'm gonna focus on learning to to improve

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my recitation of the Quran.

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Do that.

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Some of us might say, well, for me,

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I honestly would like to continue to understand

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1 page a day.

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Or one,

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maybe 1 page a week even. But in

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whichever capacity,

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focus on connecting with the Quran, with salata,

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with tahajjud, with Ibadah, whatever that is. Do

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not leave tonight. Do not leave the masjid

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before you make that commitment with yourself inshaAllah.

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That my attachment, my connection with the Quran

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after Ramadan is going to be in this

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way, inshaAllah, and

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I will continue until the next Ramadan. May

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Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, keep us connected to

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the Quran.

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I ask Allah to help us connect our

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heart to the Quran.

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And I ask Allah

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to make the Quran

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the the life and the light and the

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shifa and the guidance of our hearts.

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And we ask Allah

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to make us some of those who listen

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to the speech and follow the best of

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it. And we ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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to show us that which is right and

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make it easy for us to follow it

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and that which is wrong and stay away

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from it, you're a bella a mean. We

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ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to protect our

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brothers and sisters in Ghazi'Allah.

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We ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala for their

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protection. We ask Allah Azzawajal to accept their

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shuhada. We ask Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, to

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heal the wounded, to give shifa and cure

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to the sick, you Rabbi al Amin. Those

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who are absent, we ask Allah, subhanahu wa

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ta'ala, for the safe return, you Rabbi al

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Amin. We ask Allah subhanahu for the living

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to keep them safe, You Allah, You Rabbil

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'Amin. You Allah, we ask you to restore

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their faith in their hearts, You Allah. Give

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them peace and tranquill in their life in

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the

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and reward

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them

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