Category: Beauty of The Quran

A Point In My Life I Start Looking For The Truth! Subboor, Father And Son | Speakers Corner

We (Muslims) believe Jesus (A.S) to be messiah.We believe him to be a prophet, not to be God or the Son of God. So we believe he is a messenger of God, and the early Christians; they never believed Jesus was God. This was a later on invention and the idea of the Trinity.

Islam teaches is God can forgive Give us and God doesn’t need a human sacrifice. We shouldn’t just follow the religion of our forefathers. We should look at what is true. And Islam is something which appears not only to your heartable but also to your intellect. It tells you things which are logical.

There’s a Christian Deacon. His name is Dr. Gerald Dirks. He was a Christian and he studied the early history of Christianity and he realized the early Christians did not believe in Jesus being God. They had many different beliefs. And many of these beliefs, they came after Jesus. So, he converted to Islam and he has a lecture on YouTube. You can watch called Islamic trajectories in early Christianity.

‘Do what you desire’ and this is the opposite of what God’s message to humanity is. God’s message is do the right thing not just do what you want, and that’s where I see the conflict between God’s message and the message that we have in contemporary society today.

In the Quran, that God says Think, reflect, question, Ponder; don’t just blindly accept, and one of the messages of the Quran is don’t follow your ancestors. Follow the truth. Don’t follow desire, follow the truth.

God says in the Quran is whoever comes to God with a sound heart will be saved, with a sound heart. So having a connection with God, we can decipher what is God’s intervention in our life. What does God want from us? And one of the messages of the Quran is God is closer to us than our jugular veins, right?

Even though God is above everything, God is closer to us than our jugular veins meaning if we remember God, God remembers us.   If we try to connect with God, God connects with us.

In Islam, it teaches us through connecting with God, through prayer we can make sense of what’s happening to us in our life.

Islam says the purpose of life is to worship God. It’s a very simple thing. What does worship mean? It means you love, Hope, fear, trust; Everything’s in God and everything we do in our life ultimately is for God’s pleasure and we believe as Muslims, The only way to be truly happy is by making God happy, then you will have peace and happiness.

When Allah Revealed Himself On The Mountain! Hashim And Sheikh Mohammed | Speakers Corner

The Christians also asked this question that if Jesus is the word of Allah and Allah says this in the Quran then why are we being condemned for worshiping the word of god which is eternal, which is Jesus.. So, you guys also believe in the Quran which is the word of god?

They have to understand what is the aqidah /creed of the Muslim. and one of the important things; people get confused is that the attribute of allah Azzawajal and the difference between the essence and attributes of Allah Azzawajal, and the action attributes of Allah Azzawajal.

They do not distinguish or do not differentiate is the fact, that the Quran is   is an expression of Allah. Yes, but the Quran is not something which has his own mind or it has its own will, for example, both of which was true in the case of Jesus Christ.

So, we need to distinguish this. The Christians normally ask this question. Why do you condemn us for worshiping and saying that we are committing shirk, when you guys are doing the same thing with the Quran?

A very clear distinction between who Allah is, what His Essence are, which essence of His are Eternal and which essence of His, He will it to happen or manifest those Essence in time as temporal, like when Allah wishes for His Mercy to descend on Earth or on a particular person, Yes, He wills it and this happens in time obviously.

So, we need to clearly distinguish between what is it Eternal in terms of essences and what is temporal in terms of his manifestation of those Essence.

So, anyone who says that the the word of Allah, which is the Quran is Allah in the sense that the Christians they believe that the word of God is God in the sense of Jesus Christ.

So, they are making a false equivalence and incorrect or illogical comparisons. So let’s distinguish between the essence and the attribute; is very very important, the actions as well.

The manifestation of that essence in time, which is action attributes that also we should distinguish.

 

Every Life Matters In Islam! Usman Ali To A Canadian Visitor | Speakers Corner Dawah

The fourth and final Book of Revelation, We say is our Quran revealed to the prophet Muhammad Peace Be upon him who you say is the last of all the prophets.

In our Quran, we have 114 surahs chapters, All right, 86 of these Surahs / chapters were revealed in Makkah when the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was in Mecca and then the 28 surahs / chapterswere revealed when the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was in Medina.

As a Muslim …..another thing  I must emphasize as a Muslim, We have to respect each and every Prophet.

Prophet Mohammed (saw) is a prophet for the whole world and our Quran, which is the final Book of Revelation, is for everyone as well.

Teachings of Islam, our Quran tells us that we cannot force people to become Muslim, how? I’ll give you one example, in our Quran in Surah, chapter number 2, al-baqarah, which is the cow (translation), Surah chapter number 2, Verse number 256, Allah said when the Quran was being revealed more than 1400 years ago, Allah (swt) said There is no compulsion in religion. What is truth will stand out clear from what is falsehood.

to reach Jennah/ Paradise the proper channel is this that you believe in the Creator in a proper way. [Understand] you believe in the right creator….

Consider it my friend, think about it, our Quran same everywhere, in the Quran, Allah subhanaw Taala said, Allah says in our Quran in Surah al-kahf / the cave Surah chapter number 18, Allah says Allah said no one, no one will be able to change my word. This Quran’ is the only book in the world, which is known by millions of Muslims by heart.

My friend, all these creations, this world hasn’t come by accident, this hasn’t created itself, There is a creator. And he has created the world… in our Quran there are so many good things in it.

Islam is for everyone, in Islam black lives matter, in Islam White lives matter, in Islam.. Everybody matters, why? We are all creation. We are all beautiful creations of a beautiful Creator.

This Life Is Not The End Goal! Mansur And Visitor | Speakers Corner Dawah

people are aware, they know what your God exists but for whatever reasons… their own desires overcome them and they don’t want to submit them because submitting God means you have to control your ego, your passions, your desires, your whole lifestyle will change and some people don’t want to..

There can be various sociological, you know, intellectual or emotional, psychological reasons, people may have not to submit to God. it doesn’t mean that They don’t believe in God.

Knowing something doesn’t mean that you will act upon it, another prime example is smoking.

So, awareness or knowledge of things doesn’t necessarily make people just act on the message.

likewise when it is applied to religion and believe in God, It is not that people don’t know that the arguments for the existence of God or even their own self, [yeah] the experiences they have about the reality and about God and the message which this God wants, how to live this life of submission, and surrender And of course, in a good life which then gives you the lead to relax life, which is going to be a Life of happiness and Bliss and joy.

We can’t force on people no, we can’t convince people. I mean, this is a false notion that I can convince you. We can’t…. you have to convince yourself. [Yes] from the information or whatever other means Is that is presented to you or come by you that you take in yourself.

so I can give you all rational reasons why Islam is true, but it might not convince you Because what convinces you is what you make that as a convincing for you.

this life has been created as a test as Muslims We believe in which we have to demonstrate to ourselves whether we’re worthy of going to a place of happiness or misery and suffering and we will be in front of the judge, God who will judge based on what we believed and what we did, our belief and actions.

This life is not the end goal; this is an area where we can test ourselves to go to an eternal destination.

Remember 3-Thing While Interpreting The Signs Of Istikhara And Marriage Failed Even After Istikhara | Ustad Asim Khan

What should you do when you are undecided in the perspective of Islam?  Well, you should pray istikhara.

the prophet (saw) in a Hadith that reported by Jabber (ra); He (peace be upon him) said if anyone of you has a serious concern on their mind meaning if you’re going to make a important decision about something then make istikhara and istikhara is to pray two special units meaning separate/ different not alongside any other prayer.

the short dua of istikhara

Transliteration
Allahuma khirli wakhtarli

O Allāh, grant me goodness, and choose for me.  (At-Tirmidhī)

The long dua of istikhara :

The method of istikhārah is to perform two rak’āt at any time of the day, other than the times when nafl salāh is forbidden. It is preferable to recite Sūrah Al-Kāfirūn in the first rak’ah and Sūrah Al-Ikhlās in the second. Thereafter one should praise Allāh ta’ālā, send salāh upon the Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam and then recite the following du’ā

Transliteration

Allāhumma innī astakhīruka biʿilmika wa astaqdiruka biqudratika, wa asʾaluka min faḍlika (a)l-ʿaẓīm fainnaka taqdiru walā aqdiru wa taʿlamu wala aʿlamu wa anta ʿallāmu (a)l-ghuyūb. Allāhumma, in kunta taʿlamu anna hadha (a)l-amra [mention decision here] khayrun lī fī dīnī wa maʿāshī waʿāqibati amrī faqdurhu lī wa ya (a)s-sirhu lī thumma barik lī fīhi. Wa in kunta taʿlamu anna hadha (a)l-amra sharrun lī fī dīnī wa maʿāshī wa ʿāqibati amri faṣrifhu ʿannī wa (a)ṣrifni ʿanhu waqdir lī(ya) (a)l-khayra haythu kāna thumma arḍīnī bihi.

O Allāh! I seek goodness from You, through Your Knowledge, and I seek strength through Your Power and ask for Your great Bounty, for You are able to do things while I am not, and You know while I do not; and You are the Knower of the Unseen. O Allāh, if You know that this matter [name your matter] is good for me, in respect to my Dīn, my worldly life and the consequence of my affairs, then decree it for me and make it easy for me, and then grant me barakah in it. And if You know that this matter [name your matter] is bad for me in respect to my Dīn, my worldly life and the consequence of my affairs, then turn it away from me and turn me away from it, and decree for me what is good, wherever it may be, and make me be pleased with it. (Al-Bukhārī)

 

Istikhara  is the idea of asking Allah for the best choice that is in front of you.

In fact the prophet (saw) said when any one of you is concerned about an issue i,e any issue, any significant decision in your life, you can make istikhara for.

istikhara doesn’t mean  that your choice that you make will be Problem free. That is just a false Understanding.

Sabr Doesn’t Mean To Be A Patient Victim Or A Passive Victim | Shaykh Shahnewaz

the topic of sabr which the well-known thing but I think there are sometimes there are some misunderstandings in our community about the concept, the nature of sabr what it actually means and what it doesn’t mean as well.

What constitutes bear righteousness that the patience, those who are patient in Misfortune and hardship and a times of peril or danger.

To stay away from things which are prohibited, forbidden and to avoid temptations that also requires sabr. So much more widespread meaning also one thing sabr isn’t but in English the word patience implies it is the sort of passive acceptance. That’s not sabr, not passively accepting something.

We can’t use sabr as an excuse for bad behavior. It’s not a virtue to be a patient victim or a passive victim.

In Islam, We don’t have a victim mentality. We’re not victims, whatever the situation is…

We should be people who actually speak out … against oppression or Injustice or wrongdoing. It’s not a virtue to be patient about it in a passively accepting way.

The Prophet (ﷺ) Came With 4 Missions | Powerful Lessons | Shaykh Hasan Ali

The prophet (saw) had four things to give to the companions to transform their lives from the ignorance to the enlightened life in the Surah Al-Jumu’ah [62:2] of the Quran.

The Quran itself is the biggest source of knowledge; it’s not enough just to know Arabic. You have to know what Allah meant by those Arabic words. So this is another whole section of knowledge, which the prophets (saw) passed onto the sahaba.

It’s not just enough to recite the Quran. We need to know what those specific meanings of the Quran are sent to us.

But if you don’t know when to apply that knowledge, where to apply that knowledge; You don’t know how much of the knowledge to apply. Then you basically hit another big rock.

When to apply that knowledge, where to apply that knowledge, how much of that knowledge to apply, to whom to apply that knowledge to these all hikmah, and purify heart by removing illnesses like arrogance, pride, jealousy in heart to function that knowledge well

So our attitude and so on inside needs to change to save ourselves from the days of ignorance, of the days of jahiliyyah by gaining the spiritual cleanliness.

So the prophet (saw) came to recite the verses, He came to teach us the book, the meaning of the book, he taught us how much to apply what not to apply from his Sunnah, to have his wisdom of knowing where to apply, to whom to apply to, and most importantly after that is for our own spiritual cleanliness of the heart, the prophet salallahu alaihe Salam also gave us that teaching that was supposed to clean our inside.

Allah Says To Have The Key Four Qualities To Be Real Successful | Ustad Asim Khan

Surah Al-Asr, despite it being so short,  It has a very profound meaning; in terms of a general sense some of the scholars they say that the overall meaning of Surah Al-Asr  Is a message about success; the definition of what real successes And what real failure looks like.

Ideas of success whether they come from, do they come from a reading the Quran, listening to the words of the prophet (saw) or have they been fed to us from the media, had been fed to us through Society our environment, you know, and if that is the case, how does it stack up to The definition of success given to us for example Surah Al-Asr?

Look at this Surah, Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala Beginning by  taking an oath in order Usually the meaning of an oath is to raise our estimation about what is to be sent to catch our attention and to show emphasis About what is going to be mentioned thereafter.

Allah’s perspective on things is the correct perspective, is the only true perspective.

Allah says, the reason why they’re not included amongst those that are in khusr/in loss is because they do four things: Yes, these four key qualities define our understanding of who is a good person.

Do we still class them as a good person from a point of view Islam? and the answer is given in this Surah.

So the definition of who is successful is based on these if these four things are encapsulated in a person’s belief and character and lifestyles then they are considered to be a good person based on the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet (saw).

 

To be a successful human being, to be a good person, a good Muslim part of it is going out there and being very open about your faith with other people in sha Allah,

Embody four characteristics: Faith, Good Deeds, openly propagating Islam and being steadfast on the consequences of all of this

Reflecting On Our Intentions And Actions Recipe For Jannah With A Powerful Dua | Shaykh Abu Bilal Sanel

Today’s khutbah  I dedicate for ourselves. Mahasabha/ reflecting, pondering about your own situation because we all know that the betterment of the ummah starts right here. Right here, at yourself in your heart.

We are good criticizing everyone around us. But Honestly, I think we struggle criticizing ourselves. Whereas, we see that the sahaba radi Allahu anhum, they were very very critical with themselves.

The recipe of a shahabi was in that story was that he was reflecting upon his own deeds and his own actions every single night before he went to sleep and his recipe for jannah That he used to forgive every single one of the Muslims who wronged him during that day.

a characteristics of True Believers; they really reflect what they have done during the day during the week, during the month, during the year. So to better them, keep on doing what you found to be good and get rid actively of the things that put you on the path of shaitan.

What have we sacrificed for Allah?

The sake of this Deen of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, for the sake of not you

We all have fantastic intentions when it comes to what we want to do Fi sabilillah in our life, But acting upon this intentions that’s where we struggled sometimes. how can you justify standing in front of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and say I worked the decade two, three and I knew it was haram. But I was too comfortable.

Look into the mirror and say what am I doing? Do something.

If Prophet Muhammad  Muhammad salallahu alaihe wasalam was to visit you today. What would you do? Would you be proud……

The change in the Ummah starting our houses in and if we can’t reflect upon our own situation, We have no right to criticize anyone else.

Asking Allaah for Taqwa and Purification of the Soul

Allahumma, ‘aati nafsee taqwaaha, wa zakkihaa Anta khairu man zakkaahaa, Anta Waliyyuhaa wa Maulaaha
O Allah, grant my soul taqwa and purify it, You are the Best of those who purify it, You are its Protecting Friend and Guardian/Master.

to have the willingness and their intention to change ourselves But then also recognize that we will not be able to do that fully except if we put our forehead on the ground and say Ya Allah help me.

Remember 6 Names Of Allah For Overcoming Addiction To Save Your Family!

We are Muslims. This is the greatest thing that Allah has given us in this world. We have a covenant with Allah that we must fulfill.

This Amana, this trust that Allah has given us and that we have accepted.

Focus on one aspect, summarized by six names of Allah; As-Sami’ul-Basir, Al Aleem Ul-kabeer,

AR-RAQEEB, ASH-SHAHEED,

These names of Allah, these six names of Allah: they are the Pinnacle of perfection. They are the Pinnacle of beauty. Yet they have in them demands for us. They require from us actions in our lives.

They require from us to be regulated and governed in every single aspect and moment of Our Lives. We need to live by these names.

Allah is with us, He is so far in our eyes because of His majesty yet He’s so close.

This will make your life fruitful, you won’t understand the way Allah works.  His wisdom is beyond you.

What is this demand from us?

But this is a deed that we need to focus on for the rest of our lives and it never stops and it never changes.

That deed is Muraqabatullah. That is being ever-watchful and conscious of Allah. This is the state of a Believer at all times, no matter what happens around the world of what happens in his life, what he’s going through? What we are going through doesn’t matter.

It is a constant remembrance, a constant state of being that you know, the Allah is fully aware of what I am doing. What I am looking at, what I am saying, how I’m behaving, how I deal with this one that one and everyone, and it never stops. This is Islam.

This is what it means to believe in Allah with these names.

How the good deeds are obliterated, just Ponder on that for a moment from the hadith; so don’t become oblivious.

By destroying the basis of this Ummah the family; what destroy family?

We’re living in the 21st century in the UK. Where the morals and the manners of Life have decayed and gone. Let’s be real and work together to save our families, save our marriage and save our children.

So, read our society and especially our households and our Ummah from this evil that is destroying our families.