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IwantedtohighlightaseriesofpostsatTayyibaatregardingtheQuranicmiraclescoveredbyBr. Noumanatarecentclass.Wehavehighlightedafewofthesebefore(seehere),andtheseare definitelyworthreadinginshaAllah. SessionOne:MercyandForgiveness SessionTwo:WalivsMawlaa SessionThree:OathsintheQuran SessionFour:SyntaxintheQuran SessionFive:ThePreciseSelection SessionSix:TheMiraculousAyah SessionSeven:BondsofBrotherhood SessionSevenpt2:TheMostNobleofTasks SessionEight:DialogueintheQuran SessionEightpt2:WeakeningandEmpoweringaStatement SessionNine:CohesionandConsistencyintheQuran ClosingRemarks:TheFinalReminder
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MR November3,20082:19PM 1. Igotvideosofsomeofthesegems! comingsoontohalaltube! Reply

BintIslam November3,20087:01PM 2. TheseareawesomemashaAllah!!JazakumAllahukhairunforwhoeverwasinvolved incompilingthem. Idliketoseemoreifthesetypesofarticlesaroundheretheyreallyincreaseyour reverencetowardsthebookofAllah,alhamdulillah Reply

abuabdAllah,theHoustonian November3,200811:01PM 3. mashaAllah,thegemsinourArabicclasswereawonderfulpartofthecourse,always remindingusofthetreasurethatAllahoffersthosewhostrivetounderstandandappreciate theQuran.andwhatbettermotivationtostudythelanguageoftheQuranthantobeofthose whoarebetterabletoexperiencethemiracleoftheQuranineachandeveryrakatofsalat! alhamdolillah,thestormofQuranicKnowledgejustkeepswashingawayignoranceherein Houston: (1)wejustfinished10daysofQuranicArabic30hoursoutofaneventual100120hours ofBayyinahcoursesinthelanguageoftheQuran. (2)nowwegetreadyfortwoweeksofUlumulQuranwithShaykhYasirQadhistartingthis weekendatUH!hereswhatiwroteaboutthisupcomingclassatanothersite:

QuranicSciencesanswerssomanyquestions,mashaAllah,suchasWhatproofistherethatthe Quranisamiracle,WhyistheQurancalledtheSpeechofAllah,WhyisQurandifferentfrom HadithQudsee,HowwastheQuranrevealedtoMuhammad,sullAllahoalayhiwasallam, WhataretheCausesofRevelation,IftheQuranwasrevealedinpieces,howdidweendup withtheQuranwehavetoday,IstheremorethanonewaytoreadtheQuran,Hasanything everchangedintheQuran,Aretafseers,translations,andtheopinionsoforientalistsallequally validinterpretationsoftheQuran?ShaykhYasirhasliterallywrittena(thickover400pages, alhamdolillah)bookonQuranicSciences,mashaAllah,soifyoueverhadaquestionaboutthe Quran,thisistheclasstotaketotrytogetitanswered!

(3)theninshaAllah,BayyinahiscomingbacktoHoustonattheendofNovemberforaclass onTajweedthescienceofproperrecitationoftheQuran,essentialforArabsandnon Arabsalike. (4)inDecemberwehaveTDCandNoumanisscheduledtobethere,tooinshaAllah (5)andlast(fornow)butnotleast,inApril,NoumanintendstobringhisnewestBayyinah classtoHouston:awholeweekendofnothingbutappreciationforthemiraculousqualitiesof thetextoftheQuran,oftheSpeechofAllah.ifthe10linksonthispagegetyouexcited,wait, inshaAllahforthisclass.itshouldbefantastic,inshaAllah! Reply

aarij November4,20082:00PM 4. mashaAllah,thatisoneofthebestblogs.lotsofbeneficialilm,alhamdulillah. Reply

MuniraKapasi June19,200911:35AM 5. JazakallahKhairforpostingsucharareandpreciouspieceofknowledge.Itcertainlyhelpsto receiveguidanceandstrenghteningofImaan. Reply

BintiYounnus December13,201012:22AM 6. AsSalaamuAlaikumwaRahmatullah JustthismorningdrivinginIlistenedtoaCDonUnderstandingtheQuraanandthisslave ofAllahexplainedwhyitisimportanttounderstandtheQuraaninthelightthatitwas revealedinandnotonourownveryverylimitedunderstandingofIslamandtheeventsthat occuredinthetimeoftheSahaabaandourRasulS.A.W.Anotherpointmadewasthatin ordertoFULLYappreciateAlQuraanweneedtounderstandormakeanefforttolearn ArabicsothatwhenwereadwemakethatconnectionMashaAllahanditseemslikethisis exactlywhatyouaredoing.Ireallywishwehadmoreoftheseprogrammesandasreadily availableinmycountry. Allahblessyouall.KhairInshaAllah. Reply

BintiYounnus December13,201012:23AM 7. Aaaaah,thispostisolderthantwoyearsold.Hehe.Wellanyway,itmightbeoldbutNOT irrelevant. Reply

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SessionOne:MercyandForgiveness
October6,2008 tags:maghfirah,noumankhan,Qur'an,rahmah byAmatullah Bismillah Alhamdulillah,IvebeenblessedtotaketheArabic201classwithBayyinahInstituteforthesecondtime andmashaAllahbrNoumanhasthissunnahoftaking10minutesattheendofeachsessiontosharea literarygemoftheQuran. InshaAllahIwillbepostingallninethathewillsharewithusoneforeachdayoftheclasssession. Hereistonightsgem: InSuratSaba,ayahtwo,Allahazzawajalsays: Heknowsthatwhichgoesintotheearthandthatwhichcomesforthfromit,andthatwhichdescendfrom theheavenandthatwhichascendstoit.AndHeisArRaheem,AlGhafoor.

IntheQuran,Allahtaalamentionsmorethan70timesthatHeisAlGhafoorurRaheem.Thisayahabove istheonlyinstanceinthewholeQuranthattheorderisreversed:ArRaheemulGhafoor. Why? ImamibnulQayyimstatesthatifyoustudyilm(knowledge)intheQuran,youllfindthatAllahtaala mentionsrahmah(mercy)withit.Herearesomeexamples: OurLord!Youcomprehendallthingsinmercyandknowledge(40:7) Theduaaofthosewellgroundedinknowledge(arraasikhoon)is: (Theysay):OurLord!Letnotourheartsdeviate(fromthetruth)afterYouhaveguidedus,andgrantus mercyfromYou.Truly,YouaretheBestower. AllahtaalabeginsthisayahfromsurahSabawith ,Heknows,whichaswellseebelow,hasadirect connectionwithwhyRaheemismentionedfirst. WhenweexamineGhafoorintheQuran,ormaghfirah(forgiveness),wenoticethatitispairedwith humans.Hereisanexample: Nuhalayhisalaamtohisdisbelievingnationsaid: Isaid(tothem):AskforgivenessfromyourLordVerily,HeisOftForgiving(71:10) InthisayahfromsurahSaba,doweseeadirectaddresstohumans?Thereismentionoftheearth,what comesfromthesky,whatascendsHumansarementionedindirectly,andbyexaminingthisindirect address,wecanseewhyRaheemismentionedbeforeGhafoor. Howso? Heknowsthatwhichgoesintotheearth:Weplaceseedsintotheearth,but furthermore,wewillalsogointotheearthoneday.Wewillneedtherahmah(Mercy)ofArRaheemwhen wegointotheearth. Andthatwhichcomesfromit:Theplantgrowsfromtheearth,butfurthermore,wewillone dayberesurrectedfromtheearth.Weaskforandneedthemaghfirah(forgiveness)ofAlGhafoorwhen wecomeoutoftheearth. andthatwhichdescendsfromtheheavens:Rainisarahmah(mercy)uponus,wahy (revelation)comesfromtheskyandisalsoarahmahuponus,ourrizq(provision)comesfromthesky whichisalsoarahmahuponus.

andthatwhichascendstoit(thesky):Whatascendstothesky?Ourduaa,oursouls,and deeds.WhatdoweneedinallthreeoftheseinstancesfromAllahtaala?Maghfirah(forgiveness),forour duaasanddeedstobeaccepted,andoursoulstobeforgiven. ThenAllahtaalaendstheayahwiththesubjectonthisgem: AndHeistheThe EspeciallyMerciful,theMostForgiving. EachpartofthisayahconnectswiththesetwoNamesofAllah,intheorderthattheyappear. SubhanAllah. ThemostcommoncriticsmoftheQuranisthattheversesrepeattoomuchandtheayaatareallthesame inalotofsurahs.ButwhenwepayattentiontotheQuran,whenwetrulyponder,thenweseethatthereis actuallylittlerepitition.Thesearenotordinarywords,theyareDivineWordsthathaveaprofoundwisdom. Inspeech,therearetwoparts: 1Content:whatyousay.TheQuranhasDivinecontent. 2Style:howyousayit.TheQuranpresentsthiscontentinaprofoundandmiraculousstyle. Humansarenotcapableofhavingbothcontentandstyleconstantly.Takeforexamplethefamousquotes weallknow,Ihaveadreamorthereisnothingtofearbutfearitself.Thesequotescamefrom speeches,buttheonlypartweknoworrememberarethosefewwords. ThisQuran,theseblessedwordsofAllahazzawajal,constantlykeepsbothcontentandstyleandby ponderingovertheseversesinahumblemanner,wecantasteafewdropsofthesewisdoms. MayAllahazzawajalmakeuscompanionsofthisbook,Ameen.
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1. dailyreminderspermalink October7,20084:19am AA

Excellentpost.Imreallylookingforwardtothesegems. Iwaswonderingifyoucouldpossiblyinthefuturesometimeasoneofyourprojectswriteaboutthe namesofAllah(swt).I.e.inasimilarwaytohowyouexplainedthemeaningsofthehamdand tasbeeh. IhavebeensearchingforarticlesorbookswhichexplaineachnameofAllah(swt)indetail,buttono avail. ItwouldbegreattohavetheexpoundedliterarymeaningsoftheAsmaaulHusna,sooneisableto appreciatetheseverseendssuchasArRaheemulGhafoorabitmorethanoneisabletowithjustthe generaltranslation. Iwouldlovetoworkonsuchaproject,buticurrentlydonotpossessthearabicskillsorthereligious knowledgetocarryoutsuchanoble,yet difficulttask. Pleaseletmeknowwhatyouthink. wassalam

2. ibnabeeomarpermalink October7,20088:42am thiswasexcellentbarakallahufeek

3. Amatullahpermalink* October7,20088:43am waalaykumassalamwarahmatullah Alhamdulillah.IactuallymadeapageyesterdayfortheNamesofAllahbutIdeletedit,thinkingit wouldntbebeneficial. InshaAllahIwillbeaddingtwomorepagessoon: NamesofAllahtaala IjaazulQuran(MiraculousnatureoftheQuran) AlsoletmejustsaythatIdonthavetheknowledgetobedoingthis,butalhamdulillahIhave coveredindetailbeforeinvariousclassestheNamesofAllahazzawajal,soallimdoingissharing mynotes!MayAllahtaalablessmyteachers,Ameen.

JazakumAllahukhayranforasking,verygoodidea. IhavepostsaboutIsmulJalaalah(Allah)here. andArRahmaanandArRaheemhere. InshaAllahIwillbepostingmore. EDIT:hereistheNamesofAllahpage,withafewNamesupalreadywalhamdulillah. bribnabeeomar:wafeekbarakAllah!WowanMMwriteronmytinyblog!mashaAllah.

4. ibnabeeomarpermalink October8,20085:38pm theresalsoaneffortgoingonherefortheNamesofAllah: http://saheefah.org/99namesofallah/

5. ibnabeeomarpermalink October8,20085:40pm wellisawthelinksinceyoulinkedtonoumanspageatMM inshallahilltrytoaddanoteon MMforpeopletocomereadthese,ienjoynoumansdailymiracletalks.

6. Amatullahpermalink* October8,200810:50pm Thatmakessense!Imgettingusedtothetechnicalitiesofblogging,inshaAllahillgetittogether soon.BarakAllahufeekum.Ifyoulike,youcanpostthemuponMMinshaAllah. JazakumAllahukhayranforthesaheefahlink.IhaveseenitbeforemashaAllahitsagreatresource foraqeedah.InshaAllahIwilladdittothemediasectionasamustread.

7. Noumanpermalink October10,200812:45pm

SisterAmatullah,wouldyoubeinterestedintranscribinglecturestobeturnedintoabook eventually?LetmeknowinshaAllah.

8. minipermalink September9,200912:20pm subhanAllahaverygoodreminderindeedilmisamercyfromourLORDbarakallahufeeki jazakumAllahkhair

9. SalihaAhmedpermalink October20,20097:18pm MashAllah,Iambenefittinggreatlyfromthis,patientlyawaittheremainingclasses&bookinshallah. Keepupthegoodwork!

10. LinguisticMiraclepermalink April17,201012:53pm AsalaamalaikumWarahmatulahWabarakatuh IwaswonderingifyouwerecompilingnotesonthetafaseerofbroNoumanAlitalks?Andifso, wouldyouwanttogetinvolvedinaprojectwherewecompileallhisworksonQuranGems? BarakAllahufeeki.

11. Amatullahpermalink* April18,20102:32pm waalaykumsalamwarahmatullahiwabarakatuhuakhi, mashaAllahwonderfulblog. Unfortunatelyatthemoment,Icannotassistwiththeproject.InshaAllahwhenIdohavesomeextra timeIwouldlovetohelpandwillcontactyouthroughyourblog.

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October8,2008 tags:Allah,noumankhan,Qur'an,wali byAmatullah Bismillahwalhamdulillah DuringthesecondnightofclasswithbrNouman,hesharedwithusagemontheprecisionoftheQuran. Hereitis: AllahtaalasaysinsuratulBaqarahayah257: AllahistheWaliofthosewhobelieve,Hebringstakethemfromthedarknessesintothelight. andthosewhodisblievetheirAwliyaaaretaghoot,theybringthemoutofthelighttodarknesses. Waliisaspecialtypeoffriend,whoexpressesthewilltohelptoyouandsupportyou.Awaliisafriend

thatyouturntoforhelp,protectionandsupport.Thewaliistheprimaryintherelationship,theyarethe dominantparty.Takeforexample,ifafatheristhewalitohisson,thenthefatheristheprimaryinthe relationship. AllahtaalasaysinthebeginningoftheayahthatHeistheWaliforthebelievers.Thosewhodisbelieve haveTaghoot(anythingandeverythingthatisworshippedbesidesAllah)astheirAwliyaa(pluralofwali). Therearetwocomparisonstakingplaceinthisverse:firstly,thebelieversandthosewhodisbelieve,and secondly,Allahazzawajalandtaghoot.Lookingattheverseagain,weseethatthereisadifferent arrangementforeachcomparison:whenAllahtaalasaysHeistheWaliofthebelievers,Hecomesfirst. Butforthosewhodisbelieve,theirwaliismentionedlast. Whyisthearrangmentdifferent? Allahtaalaisbeingcomparedtotaghoot,yet:laysakamithlihishayy,thereisNOTHINGlikeHim, NOTHINGcanbecomparedtoHim.Thesetaghootdonotdeservetobementionedinthesameplaceas Allahazzawajalwasmentioned.Theydonotdeservetobementionedineventhesamesentence. AllahtaalasaysinSuratMuhammadayah11, ThatisbecausecertainlyAllahistheMawlaaofthosewhobelieve,andindeedthedisbelievershaveno Mawlaa. MawlaaismorethanaWaliaMawlaaissomeonewhocanprotectyouandactuallydoessotheyare protectingyou,whileaWaliissomeonewhoiswillingtoprotectyou. WhenitcametoWali,boththebelieversanddisbelievershadone,butwhenitcomestoMawlaasomeone whoCANprotectyoutheyhavenoMawlaa. SubhanAllah. Allahummafaqihnaafiddeen,OAllahgrantusunderstandingofthedeen,Ameen.
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1. dailyreminderspermalink October9,20084:45am

AA SubhanAllah!!! WhatafeelingtoknowthatAllah(swt)istheWaliandMawlaaofthebelievers. Toknowthatinwhateversituationabelieverisinandwhereverhemaybe,whetheraloneinthe mostdarkestcorneroftheworldorsurroundedbynumerouspeopleinthemostpopulousplacein theworld,thebelieverhasaWaliwhoiswillingtoprotect,andtheWaliistheMawlaawhoisthe onlyonewhocananddoesprotect. AllahuAkbar! JazaakiAllahKhairansister Wassalam

2. sisterindeenpermalink November3,20087:11pm SubhanAllah!Veryprofound,barakAllahufeekiforsharing!!

3. Amatullahpermalink* November4,200810:58am wafeekibarakAllahukhtee

4. LittleBoPeeppermalink November9,20084:32pm alhamdullilah!youwereright!ilovedit

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Ifsomeonedoesntfindthisabsolutelyamazing,thennothingcansufficeforthem. Thisisabsolutelyabsurdlyamazing! Subhannallah! TheMuslimKid

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SessionThree:OathsintheQuran
October9,2008 tags:Arabic,Bayyinah,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillah Alhamdulillahthirddayofclasswaslastnight,andIwasliterallyblownawaybythegembrNouman sharedwithussubhanAllahbyfarthebestthatIhaveheard.OAllahweaskYoufortheproper understandingofYourBookandYourDeen,Ameen. Hereitis: AlAqsaam(Oaths)intheQuran IntheQuran,thereisarelationshipbetweenoathsandwhatfollowstheoaths.WhenAllahtaalaswears bysomething,itshowstheimportanceoftheobjectHeisswearingbyandthatobjectwillbeelevated. Furthermore,whatevercomesaftertheoathisveryimportantaswell.Therearemanyexamplesinthe Quran,herearetwoofthem: AllahtaalasaysinSuratulAadiyaat,

Bythe(steeds)thatrun,withpanting(breath), Strikingsparksoffire(bytheirhooves), Andscouringtotheraidatdawn Andraisethedustincloudsthewhile, Penetratingforthwithasoneintothemidst(oftheenemy).(100:15) Makkeesurahshaveamazingimagery,andthesefirstfiveversesarededicatedtohorsesinbattle.Backin thedaywhentherewasnoTV,movies,picturebooks,allthatwasavailablewasonesimagination, especiallywhentheaudienceoftheQuranwerepeoplefromadesertwithnothingtolookat.Allahazza wajalispaintingamagnificientsceneinthemindoftheQuraysh: Thehorsesbeingdescribedherearefeminine(,)why?TheArabspreferredthefemalehorsesin battlebecausetheywerefaster.Allahazzawajalisdescribingthehorsesinthemorningtime,whenthere isstillmoistureintheairandinsteadofthedustrisingasitdoesinadesert,themoisturecausesthedustto settle.Imagine:thesehorseswhoarefastbynature,runningsofastthattheyarecausingthedusttoriseup evenwiththemoisture,sparksareflyingeventhoughthereismoistureontherocks,andtheydontsee infrontofthembecauseofthedustintheairnotknowingifthereisanenemyorspearwaitingontheother side. ThinkoftheamazementofthenonMuslimslisteningtotheProphetalayhisalaatuwasalaamrecitethese versesAnyoneamongstthemwhohasahorserealizedhowloyaltheirhorseistothemhowitwilleven dieforitsownerjustoutofsubmissiontothemaster. Thenrightaftertheseamazingimages,Allahtaalasays: IndeedmanisnotloyaltohisRabb!(100:6)Justasthishorsesubmitstoitsmaster,goingintotheenemy rangewithoutevenknowingwhatisthere,completelyloyaltotheMasterAllahtaalaremindsthem:man isnotloyaltohisRabb. Notonlythathesnotloyalbutalso: Andtothatfacthebearswitness(100:7) Manbearswitnesstothefactthatheisnotloyal!Heknows!How?Allahazzawajaljustremindedthem

oftheloyaltyofthesteedstotheirownerinthepreviousversesifyourhorsesubmitstoyou,thenwhydo younotsubmittoyourOwner? SubhanAllah! AnotherexampleofoathsintheQuranisSurahMursalaat. Thereisadifferenceofopinionifmursalaatreferstoangelsorwinds,butinaliterarycontext,windsisa moreappropriatedefinition. Allahazzawajalsays: andbythewindsthatscatter:urfliterallymeansthemaneofahorse.Ifahorsehasno reins,therideronlyhasthemanetoholdontoo,andiftheriderletsgo,thehorsewillgowild. ThisfirstayahisshowinghowifAllahtaalaletawindgo,itwouldspreadwildlywithoutcontrol. andbythewindsthatblowviolently:thefaatthebeginningofthisverseshowsreason, duetoo,becauseofthemursalaatiurfaa:alaasifaatiasfa.asfliterallymeansinconsideratemovement, suchasabulldozer.(Thinkofacarcomingstraightatyouonthehighway,ifthatcardoesntmove,and ramsrightintoyouthatisasf)Itisamercilesswindthatdestroyseverythinginitspath. Inthesetwoverses,Allahtalaaistalkingaboutwindsthatbringsdestruction.Why?Thisisamakkee surah,andAllahtaalaisremindingtheQurayshthosewhomockattheProphetsalAllahualayhiwa sallamtobringthepunishmentthesewindsofpunishmentCANbeletgoandithasbeendonebefore,no intricateplanningorarrangementisrequiredforyourdestruction.InSuratulHaqqah,Allahtaaladescribes thesceneofAadwhoweredestroyedbyawind:foreightdaystheirwholecitywerebeingtossedaround likeitwasnothing. ThenAllahtaalasaysinthenextayah: andbythewindsthatscatter:thisayahbeginswithawasoweknowitisanewoath. Allahtaalaswearsbythewindsthatdonashr.Nashrmeanstospreadrandomlyallover,suchastheactof takingseedsandscatteringthemonthesoil.Annaashiraatarethosewindsthatdistribute.Whatdothey distribute?Cloudsthatbringtherain.Ifthesewindsdidnotdistributetheclouds,thencitieswouldsuffer fromdrought.Modernsciencelearnsnowthatpollenisalsodistributedbywinds,sowithoutthesewinds therewouldbenovegetation.Thesenaashiraatdistributefromboththesky(rain)andtheground (vegetation). Thisverseshowsthelifethatthewindscarry,whilethefirsttwoversesdisplayeddeathanddestruction. Allahazzawajalcontinues: andbythosewindsthatseparate:farqmeanstodistributeandseparate,withaveryprecise division. Thesewindsdistributemercy,justasthefirsttwowindssentpunishment.Thisverseshowsusthatallof thesewinds,eitherbringingmercyorpunishment,arepreciselydistributed.

andbythosethatdeliveramessage:Bothofthesewinds,theonesofmercyandtheonesof destruction,carryareminderforthepeople.Thewindsofmercyremindusthatthesewindsbringrain, whichisarizq(provision)fromthesky,showingwearetotallydependentonAllahtaala,suchasaman whoisfeedingacagedanimaltheanimalistotallydependentonthemaster.Theseversesremindusno matterhowdisobedientorhowwildweare:wedependtotallyonAllah.Whentherainfallsfromthesky thatthesewindshavescattered,weseethedeadearthbeingbroughttolife,remindingusthatwewillbe resurrectedjustasthedeadland. Theseremindersare: asajustificationortowarn:uthrameanstoreceiveanexcuseoralesson,oranignoring. Therearetwopeoplementionedinthisverse:thosewhotakeareminderofthesewinds,andthosewho ignorethereminder. Buteitherway: Surely,whatyouhavebeenpromisedwilldefinitelycometopass:thepromiseoftheDay ofJudgment,ofResurrectionandthedestructionofthosewhodisobeyAllah.Thosewhoenjoythemercy ofthesewinds,therain,thevegetation,therizq,theywillbedestroyed. MayAllahtaalamakeusamongthosewhobenefitfromthereminder,Ameen.
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1. bintHusaynpermalink October15,200812:20pm assalamu`alayki SubhanAllahyouhaveanamazinglybeautifulblogmashaAllah.

2. Amatullahpermalink* October15,20083:49pm waalaykiassalamwarahmatullahukhtee,

Rightbackatya walillahilhamd.

3. sisterindeenpermalink November3,20087:16pm ifyourhorsesubmitstoyou,thenwhydoyounotsubmittoyourOwner? subhanAllah!Amazing!

4. Nidaapermalink November20,200811:14am Subhaanallaah,beautifulexplanation. IdliketoknowthesourceofthisTafseerthough:acompanionssaying?

5. Amatullahpermalink* November20,200811:21am ukhtiNidaa,ifyoulookinanyclassicalArabictafseer,youcanfindthisexplanation.Specifically, ibnulQayyimrahimahullahhasasmalltreatiseonAqsaamintheQuran,anditcanalsobefound there.hereitis:http://www.almeshkat.net/books/archive/books/altbiaaan.zipwaAllahualam.

6. AbdullahShaikhpermalink September8,20098:01am andbythosethatdeliveramessage.. doesthisimplythephenomenonthatitisairwhichisresponsibleforsound(messages)propagation. Soundwavescanonlytravelthroughair(orwind),thecorollaryforwhichisthatsoundcannot travelinvaccum. Therefore,windsaremediumsthroughwhichmessagesaredelievered. Justwondering

SubhanAllah

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October14,2008 tags:Arabic,Bayyinah,Gems,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillah Alhamdulillahafteralongbreak,ourbayyinahclasseswithbrotherNoumanstartedagain!Herewaslast nightsgem: SyntaxintheQuran WelearnedbeforethattheQurandoesntcompromisestyleorcontentitmaintainsbothaspectsflawlessly. TwosimpleexamplesfromtheQurandisplaythisfact. AllahazzawajalsaysinSuratulMuddathirversethree: anddeclarethegreatnessonlyofyourRabb

theletterwow()isusuallytranslatedasand,butthistranslationisoversimplification.IntheQuran, thereare21wayswaisusedandonewayiswowalmustanifah,thewowthatseparatesonesentence fromanother.IntheEnglishlanguage,wewouldputaperiodandcapitalizethenextwordinthesentence toshowthatanewoneisbeginning. Sothiswowintheayahisanindicationofanewsentence,thesentenceis: lookatitmoreclosely:

RabbakafaKabbirwhenyoulookatitbothways!SubhanAllah!InEnglish,thisiscalleda palindrome,whenawordislookedatbackwardsandforwardsandhasthesamespelling.(racecar, radar,mometc). Inordertoconstructapalindrome,onewouldhavetolookupwords,checktheirspellings,findtheir definitions,writeitdownafewtimestoseeifitworksandsoonalotofwork!BUT: 1TheProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallamwasanNabiyyalUmmiyy:hecouldntread. 2TheQuranwasnotrevealedasawrittenbookbutitwasoral. 3TheQuranwasnotedited,itwasnotrevised,itwasoneattempt. 4Furthermore,theProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallamdidntevenmentionthisliterallymiracleinhis lifetime!Hedidnotsay:lookthisayahisapalindrome,becomeMuslim!Thiswasdiscoveredbythe scholarsoftafseer,whoweresometiculousandintricatewiththeQuranthattheycountedhowmany letters,howmanytimesthiswordcomes,howmanytimesthatlettercomesandmoreThestudyof statisticsintheQuranstartedinthesecondorthirdcentury. TheQuranisachallengeforhumanityitdoesntcompromisestyleandcontentsoifsomeoneintendedto duplicatethisbook,theywouldhavetohaveboth.Racecarhasthestyle(ofapalindrome),butitdoesnot havethesamecontentasRabbakafaKabir. Evenifthehumansandjinnweretogettogether,theychoseanylanguage,wouldtheybeabletocreate RabbakafaKabirasapalindromethatcontainsbothcontentandstyle? Andtheironyisinthemeaningoftheayahitself:declarethegreatnessonlyofyourRabb. AllahuAkbar. AnotherexampleofsyntaxaretheverseswhereAllahtaalaforbidskillingchildren,Hesaysintwosurahs: anddonotkillyourchildrenbecauseofpoverty,Weprovideforyouandthem(6:151)

anddonotkillyourchildrenduetofearofpoverty,Weprovideforthemandforyou(17:31) Theessentialdifferencebetweentheseversesaretwowords: a)inthefirstayah,Allahusesmin()from,whichiscalledharfajal,itshowsareasonthatalready exists. b)inthesecondayah,Allahuseskhasyah() fear,thisisnotareasonbutratherafearsomethingthat willhappen,whichdoesntexistyet. Sotherearetwodifferenttypesofparentsmentionedinthesetwoverses: a)Thosewhoarealreadypoor.(MIN)Theyalreadyfeartheirownnourishment. b)Thosewhofearpovertyafterchildren.(KHASYAH)Theyhaveafearofprovidingforchildren. WhenAllahazzawajalspeakstothefirstgroupofparents,whoarealreadyworriedaboutthemselves,He promisesthattheywillbetakencareof( )astheyalreadyareandalsotheirchildren.Welearn herethatchildrenareacauseofrizq(provision). WhenHetaalaaddressesthesecondgroup,thosewhosefearisassociatedwithchildren,Allahtaala mentionsthatHewilltakecareofthechildren( ,)andHewilltakecareofyou(theparents). SubhanAllah!Thisanalysistakesabout10minstoexplain,butAllahtaalaonlychangesafewwordsto deliverthemessage. MayAllahtaalamakeuscompanionsoftheQuran,Ameen.
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1. strangerpermalink October14,20083:36pm SubhanAllah.Thisalsoshowsthateachtimetheversesarerepeated,theymeansomethingdifferent. Theyarenotredundantandmeaningless.Justthedifferenceofonewordmakestheaddressdifferent.

2. dailyreminderspermalink October14,20083:53pm AA Allahuakbar!!! Whatagem!Thispostreallymovedmyheartandalmostmademecry.SubhanAllahWhata beautifulKalaam,soperfectandsoclear. JazaakiAllahKhairan Wassalaam

3. Omarpermalink October14,20087:10pm SubhanAllah,theQuranisreallyamazing! JazakiAllahkhairanforsharingwhatyoulearn.

4. Amatullahpermalink* October15,20083:53pm Stranger:Verytrue!ThemostcommoncriticismoftheQuranisthatitrepeatstoomuch,yetifwe reflectandanalyzethisclaim,wewillrealizethatthereisactuallylittlerepetitionontheQuran. dailyreminders:waalaykumassalamwarahmatullah,indeed,itisthemostbeautifulkalaam.wa lillahilhamd. brotherOmar:waiyyak,alhamdulillah!

5. hiddensoulspermalink October15,20085:17pm

Jazakillahukhairanforsharingthis! Ireallyenjoyeditandbenefittedfromit

6. Mariam3:36permalink October16,20089:56am SubhaanAllahAmatullah,thepalindrome!!!Amazing! JazaakiAllahkhayr

7. Amatullahpermalink* October16,200811:17am waiyyakunnasisters PleasemakeduaaforbrotherNoumanandBayyinahInstitute.MayAllahtaalagranthimtawfeeq, Ameen.

8. serendipitouslifepermalink October18,20086:49am JazakAllahkhairun!Thisisveryenlighteningindeed. Sinceyouhavealreadywhettheappetitebymentioningthenumber(21)ofwaysawaisusedin theQuran,ireallyhopeyoucandoapostexclusivelyonit,inshaAllah?

9. Amatullahpermalink* October18,20089:49am waiyyakiukhtee.InshaAllahwhenIlearnall21ways,illletyouknow Fromthetopofmyhead,IcanonlythinkofafewbutidliketodoublecheckbeforeIsayanything inshaAllah.

10. serendipitouslifepermalink October23,20083:47am Anotherthativewonderedoften: SurahZumer(39:71) . SurahZumer(39:73) ..

11. Amatullahpermalink* October23,20089:03am jazakiAllahukhayranukhtee,thatexamplereallysendschillsdownmyspinesubhanAllah AbrotheratImamSuhaibWebbssiteexplaineditverynicelyhere: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/blog/quransciences/gemsofthequranthegatesofhellvsthegatesof paradise/ jazahAllahukhayran.

12. serendipitouslifepermalink October28,20086:56am JazakAllahKhair

13. wannabescholarpermalink July3,20092:28pm JazakAllahKhairforpostingthis.MayAllah(swt)rewardyouforsharing.

14. Smilepermalink September7,20091:21pm Douhaveanyotherexamplesofpalindromes?thanks salaaam

15. AhmedMuhammedpermalink October30,20092:44pm IheardaboutthiswhilewatchingtheDeenshow.ItsanamazingthingabouttheQuranthatImjust nowrecentlyfindingout,andithasrenewedmyfaith.Alhumdulilah!

16. tabmanpermalink May27,20106:57am AssalamuAlaikum, DoesanyoneknowofanybookorlinguisticstudyaboutpalindromesinQuran?Iguesssome scholarinpastmusthavedonesomeworkonthis?

17. Wasimpermalink February2,20111:57pm SubhaanAllah,thisisAmazing.IstudiedsymmetryaspartofmydesigndegreewhileIwasin Universityandthiswouldhavebeenagreatpartofmywork.Thankyouforexplainingthis.

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October16,2008 tags:Arabic,Gems,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillahwalhamdulillah, ThesegemskeepgettingbetterastheclassprogressesmashaAllah.Weactuallyreceivedadouble whammyonTuesday.Ithinkthesegemsaremyfavoritesofar,soheresQuranicgem#5fromTuesday night: InSuratulHajj(22)Allahtaalausestwodistinctwordstogivethemeaningofselection.(and ) Allahtaalasaysinayah75: Allahselectsmessengersoutofangelsandman. ThenHetaalasaysinayah77:

Hehasselectedyou(muslims). BothofthesewordscarrythesameEnglishmeaningofselectionortochoose,yetthereisaprofound differencebetweenthetwowhichshowstheprecisechoiceofthesewords. Istafaaisfromtherootsaadfawow()anditmeanstobechosenbasedonpurity.WhenAllah taalaselectsMessengers,Heselectsthepurestofmankind.Welearnthisfromourcreed(aqeedah)thatthe Messengersareallpure.TheJewsandChristiansontheotherhanddidnotkeepthisstandardandintheir booksthattheyclaimtobedivine,therearereferencestotheseMessengersthatarelewdandhorrifying. Whenwehearanythinghorrendous,weautomaticallyknowitiswrongbasedonthisayah.Weknowit cannotbefromtherevelationbecauseitquestionsthepurityoftheMessengers. Anothermeaningofistafaaistomakeachoicethatispurelyyourown,noexplanationisneededforthis choiceanditisfreefromanyagendas,pressuresanddictates.Thisprotectsanotheraspectofthe Messengers.AtthetimeoftheProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallam,theJewsandtheQurayshdeniedthe MessengershipoftheProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallamjustbecausehewasnotJewishornotrichthey questionedthechoiceofAllahtaala.AllahsChoiceisBEYONDourquestion,andbyusingistafaa Allahtaalamakesthatclear.WecannotsaytheMessengeralayhisalaatuwasalaamwaspickedforX,Y orZreasonsweshouldstopat:AllahchoseHim. Ijtibaaontheotherhandisfromjeembaya(,)Ijtibaaistopicksomethingforapurpose,an agenda,andbasedonqualifications.Forexample,thiswordisusedtocollecttaxes,andwhencollecting taxesthereisapurpose:tostorethemoneyinthetreasury.Anotherexampleiswhenarecruiterhiresan employee:hechoosesbasedonthequalificationsoftheemployee.Thereisareasonforijtibaa. EveryonewhohasthepriviledgeofsayinglailaahailAllahhasbeenselected.Allahtaaladidnotjust selectus,butthereisareason,somethingthatHetaalaseesinusthatHeseesusasqualifiedforthistask andthemissionofthisummah.Thevastmajorityofthepeopleonthisearthwerenotchosenyetwemake upthesmallminorityofthosewhomAllahtaalaselected. Thisshowsgreathonor,butatthesametime:greatresponsibility.SubhanAllah. ThesetwoexamplesarefromSuratulHajj,anditconnectswiththelastayahofthissurahwhichisan emotionalrollercoaster: (Ididnottranslatethisayahforareason) Inapreviousayah,ayah74,Allahtaalasaid:theydidnotmakeajustestimateof AllahasHedeserves.Theayahabovebeginswithanimpossiblegoal: to strugglebeforeAllahasmuchasHedeserves.SubhanAllah!CanweeverthankAllahasHedeserves? CanweeverpraytoAllahasHedeserves?CanweeverfearAllahasHedeserves?Thefirstthingwe thinkofwhenreadingthisstatementisthatwecannotdoit!Itstoodifficult!

Butdirectlyafterthisstatement,Allahazzawajalsays: Heselectedyou.Allahazzawajalsees itinustocarrythistask. FurthermoreHesays: Hedidnotplaceinthisdeenforyouany constriction.Ourdeenisnotthathard. ThenHeremindsusthatwearethecontinuationofalegacybeforeus:thereligionof yourfatherIbrahim(alayhisalaam).Ibrahimalayhisalaamstruggledsomuchinhislife:hewasthrown intothefire,soughttoslaughterhisbelovedson,leavinghiswifeandchildinthedesert.Imagineifwe werelateincominghome,andourphoneswereoffandwecouldnotbereached,whathappenstoour mothers?Andifwearemothers,whatdowethink?Imaginethosethoughts,andnowimaginehow Ibrahimalayhisalaamfelt:leavinghischildandwifeinabarrendesert,acertaindeath!Thelastthingwe thinkofabouthislifealayhisalaamisthatitwaseasy,yetAllahtaalasaysthatthereisnoharaj(hardship) inthisdeen. Whatisthelessonhere?IfAllahtaalacanmakejumpingintothefireeasyforIbrahim,ifHecansubstitute araminplaceofhisson,ifHecansendariverinthemiddleofthedesertforhisfamilythenwhatdoyou havethatissohard?Thereisnocomparison. ThenAllahtaalaremindsusthat: HeistheonewhonamedyouMuslims,thereisa differenceofopinioniftheheinthisayahisAllahtaalaorIbrahimalayhisalaam.InSuratulBaqarah, AllahstatesthatIbrahimmadetheduaawhilebuildingtheKabahandsaidummatanMuslimatan.Ifthis ayahmeansthatAllahnamedusMuslims,thenweshouldbeintrusttoAllahthatHechoseusandnamed us. WewereMuslims: before(theProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallam),andnow. Howdoyoufeelnow?Encouraged,right? ButAllahtaalaremindsusagain: sothattheMessengerisawitnessagainstyou.Allahtaalasays, alaa heremeansagainst.IftheMessengeralayhisalaamisawitnessagainstus,thenthatmeanswehavea missiontocomplete.Justbecauseofthequalification,doesntmeanwewilldothejob.Allahtaalais remindingushere,ifwedonotfulfillourmissionthenourMessengerwillbetheonecomplainingtoAllah azzawajal! Furthermore,andthatyouallarewitnessesagainstmankind.Notonlyisthe Messengeralayhisalaatuwasalaamawitnessagainstuswewillalsobeaproofandwitnessagainst humanity,ifwefulfilledourmissionornot.SubhanAllah,ononesideitistheMessengersalAllahualayhi wasallamcomplainingandontheothersideitshumanity! Nowwerealizethemagnitudeofourmission,butbeforeyoubecomeuneasy,Allahtaalaconsolesus again: thenperfectlyestablishtheprayerandgivezakah.Salahisthetherapyand reinforcementfortheMuslim,andthroughgivingzakah,Allahtaalaensuresourpurification.Andifyou wanttoprayandgivezakahproperly: andholdfasttoAllah.HoldfasttotheropeofAllah,

theQuran. ThenAllahtaalasaysattheendofthisayah: HeisyourMawlaa.NotonlyisaMawlaaafriend,butaMawlaaistheONLYONEwhocan protectyou.Whenyouembarkonthishardjourney,thisgreatmission,HeistheOnewhowillhelpyou. andhowawesomeaMawlaa,andhowawesomeaHelper. SubhanAllahilAdheem.OAllahweaskyoutograntusistqaamahandtomakeusbearersofYourdeen, andtograntussuccessascallers.Ameen.


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1. hiddensoulspermalink October16,200810:54pm SubhanAllah,readingallthesetruearabicgemsmakesmefeellikeIknowabsolutelynoarabicand Imanarabmyselfitsjustsobeautifuljazakillahukhairanfortakingthetimetotypeupthis gold

2. Amatullahpermalink* October22,200810:39am waiyyakiukhtee,MayAllahtaalamakeuscompanionsoftheQuran,Ameen!

3. baitussyifaonlinepermalink January19,20107:37pm Assalamualaikumyaukhti.. IverecentlybeenguidedbyAllahtostumbleuponBroNoumansvideosonYoutube..andaftera fewdaysoflisteningtohislecturesiwasguidedagaintostumbleuponyourblog..

IfindtheQuranicGemssoinspiringandwouldliketospreadthisbeautifulknowledgeofilmu ijaazulQurantotheMalayWorld.. WoulditbeOKifitranslatedyourpostingsofQuranicGemsandpostthemonmyblog? Manythanks, Baitussyifa

4. Amatullahpermalink* January20,20101:24am waalaykumsalamwarahmatullahiwabarakatuhu, subhanAllah,mayAllahcontinuetoguideyouonHisPath!Iknowwhatyoumeanabout discoveringthegemsoftheQuran. Pleasepleasepleasefeelfreetotranslateoruseanythingyoulikefromthisblog(mycurrentoneis: http://www.tayyibaat.com),youdonotneedtoaskforpermission MayAllahrewardyougreatly!

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October19,2008 tags:Arabic,Bayyinah,Gems,noumankhan byAmatullah Bismillahwalhamdulillah, MayAllahtaalamakeuscompanionsoftheQuran.Ameen. Ivebeenrealizinghowtruethestatementthemoreyoulearn,thelessyouknowis.SubhanAllahas manyQuranclassesyouormyselfhavetaken,thebottomlineisthatwecanneverfinishstudyingthe Quranthereisalwayssomethingtolearn. OnWednesdaynightwelearnedabouttheMiraculousAyah,Quranicgem#six: Thewordayah()iscommonlytranslatedasverseinEnglish,yetthisdefinitionisnotproper becauseitdoesnotcapturethetruemeaningofAyah.WhenyoumentionversetoanEnglishspeaking person,itremindsthemofthreethings:theBible,poetryorasong.TheproblemisthattheQurandenies beingsimilartoanyofthesethings,soversedoesnotgivethecorrectconnotationofayah. Anotherdefinitionofayahissentence,yetanayahisnotasentence.Forexample,thefirstthreeayaat

(pluralofayah)fromFaatihahareasentence,butthreeseparateayaat.Also,ayataddaynisonepagelong, yetitsonlyoneayah.Multipleayaatcanmakeonesentence,andoneayahcouldbeaparagraph.Thebest translation(accordingtobrotherNouman)is:amiraculoussign. OneexamplefromtheQuranhowayahcannotbetranslatedinfromSurahFath(48). HeitisWhosentdownAsSakinah(calmnessandtranquility)intotheheartsofthebelievers,thatthey maygrowmoreinFaith(emaan)alongwiththeir(present)Faith.AndtoAllahbelongthesoldiersofthe heavensandtheearth,andAllahisEverAllKnower,AllWise.(48:4) ThissurahwasrevealedaftertheTreatyofHudaibiyyah(articlehere),atreatythatwasenactedbetween theMuslimsofMadinahandtheQurayshwhentheMuslimstraveledwiththeintentiontoperformumrah. AllahazzawajalsaysthatHesentdownSakinah(tranquility)intotheheartsofthebelievers.Why?So thattheyputtheirtrustinAllahtaalaeventhoughtheycannotmakeumrah,thereisgoodinit. Hesaysintheaboveayah: andtoAllahbelongsthesoldiersoftheheavensand theearth.ThisstatementappearstwicewhenAllahtaalamentionsthebelieversinayahfour,andinayah seven,afterHementionsthehypocrites. Inayahsix,Allahtaalamentionthehypocritesandtheirpunishment: AndthatHemaypunishtheMunafiqoon(hypocrites),menandwomen,andalsotheMushrikoonmen andwomen,whothinkevilthoughtsaboutAllah,forthemisadisgracefultorment,andtheAngerofAllah isuponthem,andHehascursedthemandpreparedHellforthem,andworstindeedisthatdestination. (48:6) Takeadeeperlookatthisarrangement: WhenAllahtaalamentionsthebelievers,HementionsintheSAMEayahthatHeownsthesoldiersofthe heavensandtheearthbecausethebelieversbelongtothearmiesofAllah! YetwhenAllahtaaladescribesthehypocrites,HementionsthatHeownsthesoldiersoftheheavensand theearthinthenextayah.AllahtaalaSEPARATESthembyseparatingtheayah.Theydonotbelongin thearmiesofAllah,yettheyclaimtobeamongstthebelievers. Attheendofayah4,AllahsaysHeis: AllKnowing,AllWise,andinayah7HesaysHeis: AllMighty,AllWise.Aleemaappearswiththebelievers,andAzeezaappearswiththe hypocrites. Aleemanismentionedwiththebelieversbecausethebelieverswereinafrustratingpositionwiththis Treatyandhavingbeenstoppedfromperformingumrah,yettheonlyonewhoknewitwasavictorywas Allahazzawajal.HegavethebelieverstranquilitybecauseHeisHakeemAllWise.OutofHisUltimate

Wisdom,Heknewthissituationwasgoodforthem,whethertheyknewitornot. Azeezanismentionedwiththehypocritesbecausetheydidnotgowiththebelieverstoperformumrah. Reasonbeingthattheydidnotwanttoencounterthemushriksforthesecondtimeaftertheysurrounded MadinahduringtheBattleofAhzaab(orKhandaq/ditch)forweeksafewmonthsprior.Thisbattlewasthe onlytimethatthesoldiersoftheopposingsideweremoreinnumberthantheactualinhabitantsofthecity! AllahazzawajalgavevictorytothebelieversAllahtaalasentawind(mentionedin33:9)tohelpthem. ThehypocritesdidnottravelwiththebelieversaftertheProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallamreceivedthe dreamtogoforumrahbecausetheythoughtthismeetingwastooearly,havingjustmetthemushriksat Ahzaabtheysawitasgoingstraightintothemouthofthewolfandthatthebelieverswouldbekilled. Theythought: thattheMessengerandthebelieverswouldneverreturntotheirfamilies(48:12)Sowhatdidtheydo? TheybeganplanningwhowouldtakeauthorityofMadinah,butAllahtaalaisAzeez:Authoritybelongs toHim.Theyhadconfidenceintheirauthority,asAllahsays: andthatwasmade fairseemingintheirhearts(48:12)TheonlyreasonthatAllahtaalahasntshownthemHisAuthorityis becauseHeisHakeem:itisallpartofaplanthatHeKnows. MayAllahtaalamakeusamongthetruebelievers,Ameen!
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1. serendipitouslifepermalink October20,20087:22am JazakAllahkhair.Youareabsolutelyright!Weprobablytastejustthedropofthewisdom&miracle foundinthestudyofQuran. Ididntfullycomprehendthisone.Soicheckedfrommymushaf&thenalhumdullilah,your examplebecameclear.

2. serendipitouslifepermalink October20,20088:45am

SubhanaAllah,justonehourafterreadingthisexample,isubconsciouslynoticedanothersimilar examplewhenireadtheQurantoday. Theexampleifound: SurahBaqarah:200,201&202. Therecompenseofthosewhoaskforkhairofthedunyaonly,isimmediatelymentionedwithinthe sameayah. Whereas,therewardofthosewhoaskforkhairofdunya&aakhirah(&protectionfromFire)is mentionedinaseparateayah. Canyouseethewisdom&reasonforthis?Itsamazing!

3. Amatullahpermalink* October20,20089:53am waiyyaki!Yesitshardtoexplaintheseexampleswithoutspeaking,butalhamdulillahimgladyou wereabletounderstandit. MashaAllahthatsagoodexampleukhtee,Inevernoticedthat!SubhanAllah. SoIremembercoveringtheseayaatinclass,IthinkthatwhenAllahtaalamentionsthosewhoask forkhayrinthisdunya,Hementionsitinthesameayahtoshowthequickanswer..theywantthe dunya,thentheyhavenoportionofthehereafter.subhanAllah,Allahdoesntevensaythattheywill receivethedunyabutrathershowsthattheyhavelostoutontheaakhirahbecausetheygavepriority tothedunya.Hesaystaalatheyhavenokhalaaq,andkhalaaqmeansaportionorsharewhichis giventosomeonebecauseofhisgoodcharacter. Butforthosewhoaskforboth,subhanAllahAllahtaalagivesthemexclusionbysayingulaaika Those!,becausethisisanismishaarahbaeed,pointingtosomethingfar.Allahishonoringthem andshowingthatONLYthosepeople,exclusively,willgetboththedunyaandaakhirah. Alsoifyounotice,Allahtaalausedkasaboo(theyearned)andnotamiloo(theydid/worked), becausekasabameanstoearnsomethingwithyourhands,throughhardworkandlabor,toearn somethingsothesepeoplenotonlyaskforthedunyaandaakhirah,theyWORKforit.Thisistrue tawakkul. TheseversesareinthepartofBaqarahthatistalkingabouthajj,andthesetwoayaatarereferringto thosehujjajandwhatduaastheymake.Whenwemakeduaa,wearefocusedonwhatwereally

thosehujjajandwhatduaastheymake.Whenwemakeduaa,wearefocusedonwhatwereally want,soimaginesomeonemakingtawaforatarafatandtheyareaskingforthedunyaonly! SubhanAllah! ImsurethereismoretothisexamplebutthisiswhatIcouldgatherfrommyextremelylimited knowledge.Ialsowroteashortarticleawhileagoaboutthisduaa,youcanreadithereinshaAllah. andAllahknowsbest.

4. dailyreminderspermalink October20,20082:39pm Assalamualaikum SubhanAllah!!!SomuchKnowledgeandWisdom.Myheadisspinningafterthisone. Indeedyousistershavesurpassedusbrothersbyalongway. ButAlhamdullilah!!!itmeansournextgenerationofMuslimswillbethevanguardsofIslam. InshaAllahutaala. btwienvy(ghibtah)yousisterswhohavecommittedyourselveswhollytoseekingtheilmofAllah andHisRasul(saw).IpraythatAllah(swt)increasesyouallinIlmandmakesyourighteousscholars onthestraightpathwhowillbeameansofguidanceforothers.Ameen PleasepraythatAllahgrantsmeilmunNafiaalso.Ameen wassalam

5. nuhpermalink October20,20089:09pm Assalamualikum Subhanallah!ialsowanttojoindailyremindersinhisDuaforyou, andijustwanttosaythatireallyreallyenvyyouforgoingtolearnfromsuchasmartpersonas brotherNouman. mayallahincreaseyourwisdom,andinshallahyouwillkeeponsharingwithusthethingsyoulearn. Amin.

6. Amatullahpermalink* October20,200810:52pm waalaykumassalamwarahmatullahiwabarakatuhu, Alhamdulillah,mayIjustremindyouallthattheabovenotesarenotfrommyownknowledge, rathertheyarefromourteacherbrNoumanhafidhahullah! JazakumAllahukhayranforthekindwordsandduaas,MayAllahtaalaincreaseusallinbeneficial knowledgeandmakeusamongthetruesuccessfulbelievers,Ameen. IncreaseyourrewardbysharingthesegemswithothersinshaAllah,foreachpersonyoushareit with,youwillgettherewardinshaAllah!Hadeethis:Whoeverguidesanyonetogoodness,his rewardshallbethesameasthosewhofollowhisguidancewithoutlesseningabitoftheirreward.

7. serendipitouslifepermalink October21,20087:13am Ameentotheaboveduas. SisAmatullah,JazakAllahkhairforthedetailedexplanation.Allofthesyntaxtechnicalitiesfit togethertobeinperfectharmonywiththemeanings&exegesis.SubhanaAllah! JazakAllahkhairforpointingtothedualink.IllcheckitoutinshaAllah.

8. Amatullahpermalink* October31,200811:27am waiyyakiukhtee MayAllahtaalapurifyustobecarriersofHisbook.Ameen.

9. FearAllahpermalink November2,20086:23pm WaitIdontquiteunderstandwhattheaboveisanexampleof?Youmentionedthatayahcannotbe translatedasverseorsentencebutratheramiraculoussign.Iunderstandhowthequotedverseis

miraculousbuthowisitnotasentence? Pleaseexplain!JazakiAllahukhayr

10. Amatullahpermalink* November2,20086:32pm ThewayourteacherexplaineditisthatanayahisNOTequivalenttothegrammaticalversionofa sentence.Forexample,ayatalkursiisoneAYAHbutifwelookattheEnglishtranslation,itsafew sentences.Ontheotherhand,thereareayaatthatareonlytwowordssuchas:fakuraqabah (literally:freeinganeck,butreferstofreeingaslave)thatwouldbeconsideredafragment (incompletesentence)inEnglish.Callinganayahasentencewouldbeconstrictingthereal definitionofanayah,becauseONEayahcanbeaFEWsentences,andaFEWayaatcanbeONE sentence,andONEayahcanbeawholeparagraph! Thepointofthisexamplewastoshowthatthereisnoequivalenttranslationtoayah(verseor sentencedonotsharethesamequalities,northeydoholdthesameweight). Alsotheaboveexamplemaybeabitconfusingifyourenotlookinginthemushaf,soopenupthe mushafandcheckitoutinshaAllah.AllahtaalasaysthatforHimarethesoldiersoftheheavensand theearthinthesameayahwhenHementionsthatHesentdownsakinahtothebelieversand increasedtheiremaan.Butwhenthestatementrepeatsforthesecondtime,itisanewayahafter mentioningthepunishmentofthehypocritesandpolytheists,showingthattheyarenotfromthe soldiersofAllahalthoughtheytryanddeceivethepeopletheyarebelievers. PleaseletmeknowifIhaveclarifieditforyou waAllahutaalaalam.

11. FearAllahpermalink November3,200810:20pm Yes,thathelpedjazakiAllahukhayr

12. Amatullahpermalink* November4,200810:58am waiyyaki

13. coolguymuslimpermalink November7,20082:40am AssalamuAlaikum, SubhanAllah,thisisabeautifulgem!

14. abuemaanpermalink January8,20097:43am SisterAmatullah,ifyoudontmindmeaskingWhichinstituteareyoustudyingin?

15. Amatullahpermalink* January8,200911:00am AbuEmaan:AlhamdulillahwejustcompletedthetafseeroftheQuranatAlHudaInstitute.Imalso studyingwithbrNoumanfromBayyinah. Otherthanthat,AlMaghribInstitute:) Alhamdulillah,ItryandlearnfromwhereverIcan.

16. abuemaanpermalink January10,200911:54pm MashAllahmayAllahcontinueyouinyourgoodeffortsandplaceikhlaaswithinyourheart,and sealyourplaceamongtheinhabitantsofparadise.

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October21,2008 tags:Arabic,Bayyinah,Gems,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillah walhamdulillah,wereceivedanotherdoublegemsessionlastnight,butsincetheyaredifferenttopics inshaAllahIwillpostthemseparately. SohereisQuranicgem#seven: InsurahShuara(26),AllahtaalamentionsthestoriesofmanyProphets,andHesays: WhentheirbrotherNuh(alayhisalaam)saidtothem,andthisformatrepeatsforSaalih,LutandHud (alayhumassalaam).Wheneveranationismentioned,Allahsays theirbrotherabouttheProphet. However,whenAllahtaalamentionsShuaybalayhisalaam,Hesays:

WhenShuayb(alayhisalaam)saidtothem.(26:177)WhydotheotherProphetsreceivetheirbrother, andShuayb(alayhisalaam)doesnot?Weevenseeinanothersurah,Allahsays: AndtoMadyan,theirbrotherShuayb(7:85).Allahmentionstheirbrotherinthisayah. Tounderstandthis,weneedtolookatthecityofMadyanitself.TherearetwonamesofMadyaninthe Quran:thefirstoneisMadyanandthesecondoneisAshaabulAykah(companionsofthetree).Aykah referstoagianttreethattheyusedtoworship. So,whenitcomestolocation,thecityisreferredtoasMadyan.Whenitcomestothepeople,thecityis referredtoasAshaabulAykah. HowdoesAllahtaalarefertotheminSurahShuara,wheretheirbrotherisnotmentioned?Hesays: AshaabulAykahdeniedthemessengers.(26:176) WhenAllahtaalamentionsthelocation(suchas7:85),Hetaalasays theirbrother.Whenitcomes totheirreligiousidentity,Allahtaaladoesnotsay,onlyShuayb.Whenitcomestothelocation, Shuaybalayhisalaamistheirbrother.Butwhenitcomestothereligion,theyarenotbrotherseventhough theyhavethesamebloodline,thesamecitizenship,thesameidentityandthesamegeographicallocation. TheprecisionoftheQuran,SubhanAllah!
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1. nuhpermalink October21,200811:48am AssalmuAlikum Thankyouforanothergreatgem. itremindedmethestoryofNuh(AS),butinstedofbondsofbrotherhood,ittalksaboutthebondsof family.

WhenAllahSubhanahuWataalapromissedNuh(AS)thathewillsavehimandthousewhobelieve inhim,healsotoldhim .andaddressMeno(further)onbehalfofthosewhoareinsin:fortheyareabouttobe overwhelmed(intheFlood)[Quran11:37] fewAyatslayer,Nuh(AS)saytohisson()thatheshouldjoinhimintheArkbutthesonrefused anddied.[Quran11:4243] thenNuh(AS)addresshislordandsay AndNoahcalleduponhisLord,andsaid:OmyLord!surelymysonisofmyfamily!andThy promiseistrue,andThouartthejustestofJudges![Quran11:45] inotherwords,Nuh(AS)knowsthattheprommisofAllahistrue,andhewanttofindouthow comehisson(aspartofhisfamily)didntsaved. AllahSubhanahuWaTaalareplayinthenextAyah Hesaid:ONoah!Heisnotofthyfamily:Forhisconductisunrighteous sothesonofNuh(AS)maybehisSon(Ibnahu)buthewillneverbefromhisfamily(Ahlahu)Due tohisdisbelieve.andthatiswhyheisamongthousepeoplewhomhecannotadressAllahonthier behalf[11:37]. Subhanallah.

2. Amatullahpermalink* October21,200811:23pm waalaykumassalamwarahmatullahakheeNuh, subhanAllah,achillingexample!JazakumAllahukhayranforsharing.

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October24,2008 tags:Arabic,Bayyinah,Gems,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillah walhamdulillah AllahtaalamentionsthisstatementmanytimesintheQuran: Certainlythatisfromthenobletasks. Whenthisstatementoccurs,itisalwaysinreferencetosabr(patience). However,whenthisstatementappearsinSurahShoora(42),somethingdifferentoccursthatdoesnotinall theotherayaat.Allahazzawajalstates:

Trulythatiscertainlyfromthenobletasks.(42:43) Thisayahisaspecialcasebecausethereisanextraletter,alaam.Thislaamisforemphasis:certainly.But whydoesthisayahhavemoreemphasis,buttherestofthesimilarayaatdonot?Itisbecausetherearetwo differenttypesofpatience(sabr)beingreferencedforthesetwoayaat. Therearemanytypesofsabrinthisdeen,buttheyallfallintotwobasiccategories: 1. Whensomethinghappenstoyouandyouhavethepowertorespondandtakeaction(ie, revenge/retaliate). 2. Whensomethinghappenstoyouandyoudonothavethepowertorespond. Herearesomeexamplesthatdisplaythesetwotypesofpatience: Someonestealingyourcar(powertotakeaction)vs.yourcargettingdamagedinastorm. Gettingfoodpoisoningfromarestaurantvsgettingacoldonyourown. Someonepushingyouvssomeonewithaweaponpushingyou. Insituationswhenyoucannottaketakeaction,itisstillagreatthingtohavepatience.Forexamplethe sahabainMakkah,theydidnothavethepowertoretaliatebutAllahtaalastillcommandedthemtohave patienceandHepraisedthosewhowerepatient.AlsowiththeBattleofUhudorAhzaab,theydidnot havethepowertoretaliatebutstillhadpatienceintheirsituation. ThentheConquestofMakkahoccured,andthosewhooverpoweredtheSahababefore,thosewhokicked themoutoftheirhomes,thosewhotorturedthemandtheirfamilieswererightthereeasilyabletotake revenge.DoesTHATnotrequiresabr?Whichsabrismoredifficult?Itisthesabrthatonepracticeswhen theyhavetheABILITYtotakerevengeandretaliate,buttheydonot! Allahtaalamentionedinthesameayahbeforethatstatement: andfortheonewhohas patienceandforgivesThispersoncouldhavehadsabr,andretaliatedBUTtheyhadsabrandchoseto forgivesothisayah,theonlytimeitoccursintheQuran,getsanextralaam. Andsurely,whosoevershowspatienceandforgivesthatwouldtrulybefromthenobletasks(42:43) Ifyouhavetheupperhandandyouareinapositiontoretaliateandrespond,butyouchosetoforgivethat isthehardersabr,andtrulyfromthenobletasks.
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1. Mariam3:36permalink October25,20081:23pm SubhanAllah,thereisabrother(afather)fromacountrywheretheytrytoimplementtheIslamically prescribedpunishmentforkilling.ThisfathersenthissontocollegeintheUS,wheretheboywas murderedbyseveralotherboyswhowherealsofromthesamecountryasthefatherandhisson.The murderersweresentbacktotheirhomecountryforpunishmentandyouknowwhatthefatherdid? Hewasheartbroken,butheforgavethemandacceptedtheprescribedbloodmoneyinstead.Imnot sureifthisqualifiesassabrinoneofthewaysthatyouexplaineditabove,butthisfatherhadthe opportunitytoretaliateortoforgive,andhechosetoforgivemayAllahrewardhim,forgivehim, andhavemercyuponhimandhisson(andtheirwholefamily)Ameen. Insituationsliketheoneforthisfather(orliketheonesyoudescribedwith,Whensomething happenstoyouandyouhavethepowertorespondandtakeaction(ie,revenge/retaliate).),where thevictimexercisessabr,Ifeelthatthewholesituationdemonstratesthatthereisanecouragementto exercisemercyinherintinIslam(waAllahuaalem)itkindamakesyoufeelreallyblessedand fortunatetobeMuslim,mayAllahmakeusofthosewhosubmitandpracticeIslaminawaythat pleasesHim.Ameen. JazaakiAllahkhayrAmatullah.MayAllahmakeusallofthesaabireen.Ameen.

2. Amatullahpermalink* October25,20086:25pm Ameen!waiyyakisis. SubhanAllahEm,thatisanamazingexample.MayAllahtaalaforgivethesonandblessthefather withsuccess,Ameen. AlhamdulillahItotallyseewhatyouresayingaboutmercy,theProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallam himselfwassentasarahmah.Rahmahisapartofhissunnah. JazakiAllahukhayranforsharing.

3. themiddleroadpermalink January15,20094:32am Assalamualaikum

Jazakallahukhairforthis. Justtoaddthatifyoulookattheotherayatwherethisphraseappearswithoutthelaam,thenthey arereferringtobeingpatientagainstthingsoverwhichonehasnocontrol. Youshallbetriedinyourwealthandyourselves,andyoushallhearmuchhurtfromthosewhowere giventheBookbeforeyou,andfromthosewhoareidolaters.Butifyouarepatientandcautious, surely,thatisofthefirmaffairs. (AalImran:186) Myson,establishtheprayer,orderwithhonorbutforbiddishonor,andbearpatientlywithwhatever mayfalluponyou,indeedthatistrue constancy. (Luqman:17)

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SessionEight:DialogueintheQuran
October27,2008 tags:Arabic,BayyinahGems,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillah walhamdulillah, OneofthepowerfulmeansthattheQuranspreadsitsteachingsisbydialogue.Inmanysurahsinthe Quran,Allahtaaladisplaystoustheconversationsbetweenpeople:AllahtaalaandtheAngels,Ibrahim alayhisalaamandhisfather,MusaalayhisalaamandKhidr,thetwomenofthegarden(surahKahf),and MusaalayhisalaamandFirawn. ThebeautyofthesedialoguesisthatAllahazzawajalcouldhavetolduswhathappened,butratherHe chosetoconveytousintheformofdialogue. OnesubcategoryofdialoguesintheQuranistheideaoftransitions.IntheQuran,Allahtaaladisplays transitionsthathelpusastheaudiencevisualizethescene. AnamazingexampleofbothdialoguesandtransitionsintheQuranisfromSurahShuara(26),thestory

ofMusaalayhisalaamandFirawn. AllahazzawajalsaystoMusaalayhisalaam, gotothewrong doingpeoplethePeopleofFirawn,willtheynothavetaqwa?(1011) HerespondedtoAllahtaala, OmyRabb,Iamscaredthattheywillbelieme(12) Musaalayhisalaammentionsanotherfearofhisinthecomingverses,thattheywillkillhimforhiscrime, butthefirstfearhementionsisthattheywillbeliehim.Heismoreafraidthathewillnotfulfillthemission thatAllahtaalagaveHim,thanofhisownsafety. Thenhealayhisalaamexpresseshisshortcomings: andthatmybreastwilltightenandmytonguewillnotbefluent,sosend(withme)Haroon(13)Musa alayhisalaamwasknownforhistemperandwhensomeonehasatemper,theydonotexpressthemselves clearlywhichresultsintheirchestbeingconstricted.Healayhisalaamissayingthat:ifIdofailinmy mission,thenatleastsendHaroonalayhisalaamwithmetohelp. ThethinginthemindofMusaalayhisalaamisfulfillingthismissionwhichiswhyheexplainshis concernstoAllahazzawajal.Hethenmentions: andtheyhaveuponmeasin,soIfearthattheywillkillme(14)Musaalayhisalaammentionsthe accidentalkillingoftheEgyptianman,andiftheykillhimandhecannotfulfillthemission,Haroonalayhi salaamcancontinueit. Allahazzawajalrespondstohim:,No! bothofyougowithoursigns,Allahtaaladid notrespondtoMusaalayhisalaamsaying,Haroonwillbeamessenger,butAllahsSpeechisconcise, Hesaid:fathhabaa,bothofyougo! thereisnodoubtthatIwillbealongsidelistening(15)Thedialogueabouttotake placenowbetweenMusaalayhisalaamandFirawnissoimportantthatwemustlistenclosely.Why? BecauseAllahazzawajalsaidHimselfthatHewas onewholistensattentively,Hedidnot evensaysmusmeoon:onewholistens,but, onewholistenscarefullyandclosely. Allahazzawajalinstructsthem: AndwhenyoubothcometoFirawn,say:WearetheMessenger oftheRabboftheAlameen(16).Rasoolissingular,becausetheyarepresentingthemselvesasoneentity, theyareinseperable. Letslookmoreatthesituation:Musaalayhisalaamisafugitiveintheireyes,andHaroonalayhisalaamis fromapeople,whoaccordingtoFirawn,aresecondclasscitizens.ThentheyhavetogotoFirawn,directly tohispalaceandsaywearemessengersfromRabbalAalameen.Firawnalreadyclaimedandthoughthe wasrabb!ThismessagewasalreadyoffensivetoFirawn.

, SoallowtheChildrenofIsraeltogowithus.(17).Itslike Thentheysay: they(alayhumassalaam)aresayingtoFirawn:Foryourinformation,thereisanotherRabb,theTrueRabb, andsecondofall,sendwithusthosewhoyouhaveenslaved.ThisseemstobeaaBIGrequestforthe likeofFirawn! Inthenextayah,ashiftoccurs.ThepreviousdialoguewasbetweenAllahtaalaandMusaalayhisalaam, thenAllahtaalaswitchesthescenewheretheyarealreadyspeakingtoFirawn. HowdoesFirawnreacttotheirclaim?Hesays: , Didwenot bringyouupamongusasachild?Andyoudiddwellmanyyearsofyourlifewithus.(18)Musaalayhi salaamsaid:WearemessengersfromRabbalAalameen,andsendwithusBaniIsraeel.Firawndidnot evenrespondtohisrequests,ratherhegoesstraighttoMusaalayhisalaamandattackshischaracterand alligence.Firawnisapolitician,headdressedeverythingbuttheissue. Thenhesays: Andyoudidyourdeed,whichyoudid.Andyouareoneofthe ungrateful.(19)Firawnisbeingsarcasticbyusingfaalta,hedoesntevensaythemurderoftheman becauseheisunderminingandthreateningMusaalayhisalaam.SoFirawn,insteadofrespondingtothe requestsofMusaalayhisalaam:questionshisloyalties(didwenotraiseyouup?)andsuggeststhatheisa criminal. Atthispointinthedialogue,itseemsthatFirawnhastheupperhand.ButofMusasalayhisalaamgenius, headdressessomeofwhathesaysandhegoesinorderofimportance: 1. Ididitthen,whenIwasanignorant(20)ThiswasthelastpointFirawn addressedbutitwasthefirstofimportancetoMusaalayhisalaam,becauseitwasnotdeliberatebuta mistake. 2. SoIfledfromyouwhenIfearedyou.(21)LookatthebraveryofMusa alayhisalaam,hesaystoFirawn,inhisownpalaceinfrontofallofhischiefs: whenI fearedyou,meaning:Youdontscaremeanymore! 3. ThenmyRabbhasgrantedmereligiousknowledgeand appointedmeasoneoftheMessengers.(21)NoticethatMusaalayhisalaamkeepsmentioned Rabb,hedidnotevensayAllah.RememberintheconversationwithAllahtaala,Musaalayhi salaamwasconcernedaboutnotfulfillingthemission?Here,bymentioningRabboverandover,he isnotmovingfromtheagendaofconveyingthatheismessengerfromRabbalAalameen. 4. andthatwasafavorthatyougaveme(22)Musaalayhisalaam acknowledgesthefavorthatFirawngavehimthatheallowedhimtostayinhismidst. 5. BUT:( isthatareason)thatyouhaveenslavedthechildrenofIsraeel?(22) Musaalayhisalaamissaying:justbecauseyouraisedmeinyourhome,doesthatgiveyoutheright toenslaveBaniIsraeel,awholenation?Orisitbecauseyouraisedme,Icannotaskyoufortheir release?ThereisawholeintheargumentsofFirawn,andMusaalayhisalaamisnotmovingfrom hisagenda. Inresponse,Firawntriestocomebackafterbeingcornered: AndwhatisRabbalAalameen?(23)Firawnintentionallysayswhat,insteadof

man(who).Maaissomethingwhichcanbeanimaginaryidea,somethingthatisnotreal,thisis extremelycondescending. Musaalayhisalaamkeepshiscoolandanswersbrieflyandsuccinctly: Rabboftheheavensandtheearthandallthatisbetweenthemboth(24) ThepeopleofFirawnthoughtthattheywerethedescendantsoftheSunGod,butMusaalayhisalaam removesthisfromthemandattackstheirreligiousbeliefswiththisstatement:myRabbistheRabbofyour supposedgod,andtheRabbofthesupposedrabb(Firawn)ofthisearth. Thenheturnstothecrowdimaginenowhowbigtheaudiencemustbeatthispoint,hesays: ifyouseektobeconvincedwithcertainty(24) NowFirawnisgettingverynervousandfeelstheblowoftheanswer.Sowhatdoeshedo?Hesaystohis chiefsandthosearoundhim: Youhearthat,dontyou?(25)InanattempttolaughMusaalayhisalaamtohisclose people,hesays.Inanadministration,whenoneloosestheclosepeoplearoundthem,thentheyloose everything,soFirawnoutofhisnervousnessstopstalkingtoMusaandturnstohischiefs:doyourealize whatheissaying?!ImplyingmockeryandthattheyarelisteningtoMusaalayhisalaamoverhim. HowdoesMusaalayhisalaamrespond?Hedoesntmovefromtheagenda! YourRabbandtheRabbofyourforefathers(26)MyRabbistheRabbofeven thefirstofyoupharaohs. Whensomeoneisinadebateandtheyarestumped,thebestthingtheycandoisturntocharacter assassinationThatisexactlywhatFirawndoes.Hesays: Certainlythismessengerwhohasbeensenttoyouisinsane!(27) Firawnattacksthemessagebyattackingthemessenger.OnceyoudestroythereputationoftheRasool,the peopledontcareaboutthemessageanymore.AsMuslims,webelieveotherwise,asAliradiAllahuanhu said:Judgethestatementbeforewejudgethespeaker.However,itsofthenatureofhumanstobe judgmental. FirawnthinksthecrazyclaimwillputanendtoMusa,butMusaalayhisalaamcontinues: RabboftheEastandtheWest,andallthatisbetweenthemboth Ifyoudobut understand!(28)Musaalayhisalaamisclaiming:ifIamcrazy,thenwhywouldIsawsomething intellectualthatmakescompletesense?(aqlmeanstheintellect).Furthermore,Musaalahyisalaamsays AllahistheRabboftheEastandtheWest,whyisthissosignificant?BecausethepeopleofFirawnused toworshipthesun,andMusaisconveyingtothem:myRabbistheRabbofwherethesunrisesfromand sets! NowimaginetheangerofFirawn!TheaudienceisdefinitelycaptivatedbywhatMusaalayhisalaamis saying.Soheturnstothreats: ifyoutakeadeity(ilaah)otherthanme,surelyIwillmake

youamongtheprisoners!(29)ThewayFirawnphrasedthisstatement,itshowsusthattherewerealready peoplebeingimprisoned.Ifyouopposedorwentagainsthim,thenyouwenttojail.Firawn,asmentioned before,istheultimatepoliticianandreadinghisstatementsislikelearningPolitics101.Themorepolicing youneedtodoinyouradministration,thelesspowerfulyourgovernmentis.IfFirawnthrowseverysingle personwhodisagreeswithhiminjail,thenthisshowshowpowerlessheis,hehasnothing. Musaalayhisalaamisstillnotnervous,hesays: EvenifIbringyousomethingmanifestandclear?(30)NowFirawncannotsayno tothisrequestbecauseMusahasalreadyintriguedhispeople,andtheywoulddemandtoseethismanifest proof,yetatthesametime,maybeFirawnwasthinkingthathecouldcarryonhisclaimthatMusaalayhi salaamwascrazyifhebroughtaproofthatwasweakWhateverthereasonis,Firawnagreed: bringitthen,ifyouaretruthful(31) Musaalayhisalaambringsthetwoayaat: Sohethrewhisstick,andbehold,itwasaserpent,manifest.Andhedrewouthishand,andbehold,it waswhitetoallbeholders!(3233) Firawn,continuingwiththeattackssaystohischiefsaroundhimsensinghowmesmerizedandimpressed theywerebythesepowerfulayaat: Indeedthisisalearnedmagician!(34)Nowthis attackcontradictstheclaimthatMusaalayhisalaamiscrazyHowcanhebeanintelligentmagicianand crazyatthesametime?Firawn,outofhisweakness,realizedthatwhenthecrazyargumentdidntwork,he movedontomagic. Thenherilesupthepatriotismofthechiefs: Hewantsto driveyououtofyourlandbyhissorcery,thenwhatisityourcounsel,andwhatdoyoucommand?(35) Thebestwaytoopposesomeonewhobringssomethingnewtosocietyistodisplaythemasasecurity threattoyournation.Firawnsaysheisathreattohisnationalintegrity.Inordertomakethechiefsunify againstMusaalayhisalaam,heunifiesthemuponnationalism.LookatthecunningofFirawn,Musaalayhi salaamdidnotsayhewantedthemtoleave,ratherhesaid:giveusBaniIsraeelsowecanleave! Sowhatdothechiefsadvise? Puthimoffand hisbrother,andsendcallerstothecitiesandbringuptoyoueverywellversedsorcerer(3637)The chiefs,seeingthatMusaalayhisalaamhasclearandmanifestproofs,adviseFirawntobringnotonlya saahir(magician),buta sahhaar,awellversedandveteranmagician,onewhoknowswhatheis doing,theexperts. Sothesorcererswereassembledatafixedtimeonadayappointed. (38) Nowwecanseethetransitioninthedialogue,whichmovesfromthepalaceofFirawntoanotherday. ThedebatebetweenMusaalayhisalaamandthemagicianswasonthedayofthefair,itwasanational event,suchaknownthatthatpeoplewereinvitedandaskedtocometosupporttheirnation: Anditwassaidtothepeople:areyou(too)goingto assemble?Thatwemayfollowthesorcerersiftheyarethewinners.(3940)Therewasawhole

assemble?Thatwemayfollowthesorcerersiftheyarethewinners.(3940)Therewasawhole processionforthemagicians,andMusaalayhisalaamwaspaintedasthetraitorwhilethemagicianswere thenationalheroes. ThemagicianswereofcoursehiredbyFirawn,andtheyclaimedthattheywerecompetingwithMusa alayhisalaamfortheirnation,fortheirpeopleandforFirawn,butthispanderingtheydoinpublicis differentfromwhattheydoinprivate,anothertransitionoccursandtheconversationmovestoFirawnand themagicians: Willtheresurelybearewardforusifwearethewinners?(41)Allah taalagivesusinsighttotheirprivatediscussion:weregoingtogetpaid,right?Firawnrepliesthathewill paythemandwillgivethemhighpositions Yes!andyoushallthenverilybeof thosebroughtnear(tomyself).(42)Inprivatethereiscapitalism,buttheyconvincedeveryoneelsethatit wasnationalismgreedisthemainfactor. YoumaybethinkingthatthisissomethingsimilaryoudseeonCSpanorthenews,butthisisfromthe Quran!AllahtaalaisshowingushowpeoplearswayedThiswasthemediaofalltimes. WelearnfromthisthatthereisnotenoughattentiongiventodialogueintheQuranthesedialoguesgive usalensintohowsocietyruns.Thisonesimpleexamplecontainssomuchtolearn. MayAllahtaalagrantusunderstandingofHisBook,Ameen. IamnotthebiggestMisharyfan,butthewayherecitesthissurah(Shuara)isabsolutelyamazingenjoy:

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1. BZpermalink November5,20085:35am Assalamualikum, thisisabsolutelyamazing!

2. Serendipitouslifepermalink November7,20089:26am

November7,20089:26am CouldyoupleasetellmewhereyoufoundthisrecitationofMisharyAlAfaasy.Theoneihave& thatwhichisavailableeverywhereonthenetisfromtheyear1424.Yoursisdifferent.Hissitehas manybuttheyaremostlynewonesorstudiorecordings.Theolder&masjidonesarethebest. JazakAllahkhair

3. Amatullahpermalink* November7,200811:30am Sureukhtee,IgotitfromIslamWay.IfyougototheEnglishsection,Misharyhaslike4categories, ifyouselecttheonethatjusthashisnameyoullfindthisrecitationandalotofotherniceones. (ListentosurahMuhammad). Hereisthedirectlink:http://english.islamway.com/bindex.php?section=echapters&recitor_id=10

4. muslimahpermalink November8,20085:59am Howdidmanagetotakesuchacompletenotes? Br.Noumanisveryfastspeakerdidyourecordhislecture?

5. serendipitouslifepermalink November8,20086:07am JazakAllahkhairunAmatullahforthelink. IlistenedtosurahMuhammad.Itsbeautiful. Also,surahQaaf.Itwassogoodtolistento,iputitonloop&playeditallnight.MashaAllah. Memorizingbecomesveryeasyifwelistentosomethingagain&again,alhumdullilah.

6. Amatullahpermalink* November8,20088:52am TosisterMuslimah:Alhamdulillah,Iwritefastverysloppybutalhamdulillahfast,andImanaged togetdownabout95%ofwhathesaid.Ididnotrecordeither.Thisgemactuallywasabout5pages

togetdownabout95%ofwhathesaid.Ididnotrecordeither.Thisgemactuallywasabout5pages writtenbyhandforme,andhedidspeakveryfast.Mywholearmwasthrobbingafterwards! mashaAllah.AlsowhatIdidwaswhenhefinishedsharingthegem,Iwentbackandfilledanyholes Ihadinmynotessincewhathesaidwasfreshinmymemory. sisSL(youdontmindifIabbreviateyournamedoyou? )waiyyaki!InshaAllahilllistento qaaf.TheeaseofmemorizationisamiracleoftheQuran,subhanAllah!

7. Issapermalink August5,20102:37pm InSurahQasas,Mosa(aleyhisalaam)mentionedhisfearofdeathbeforehisfearofhisdivine messagebeingcorrupted(verse3334),whileitisoppositeinSurahShuara. Anyoneknowthereasonwhy?

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October28,2008 tags:Arabic,Bayyinah,Gems,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillah,walhamdulillah. InArabic,therearemeansinwhichyoucanempowerastatementandalsoweakenitindegrees.Allah taalasays: AndifabreathoftheTormentofyourRabbtouchesthem,theywillsurelycry:Woeuntous!Indeedwe havebeenwrongdoers.(21:46) Theayahbeginswith: if,asentencediscussingrealityisgreaterthanonediscussingapossibilitysothissentencestartsof weak,becauseitisreferringtoifthiswouldoccur,ithasnothappenedyet.

ittouchedthem,thisisafil*.Grammaticallywhenastatementbeginswithanism*itismore powerfulthanwhenitcomeswithafil.Thiswordisalreadypasttense=somethingthathasalready occurredonce.Presenttenseandfuturetensecontinues,butpasttestisweaker,thereforeless. Furthermore,therearemanywordstodescribetheactoftouching/hittingsomeoneinArabic,suchas daraba(tostrike)andlaqiya(tomeet/clash).Thisayahhoweverusestheleastdegreeofcontact, somethingthatbarelytouchesyou:mass.

Alreadythisstatementisveryweak:theweakestpossiblebeginningofasentence,theweakestpossible structureandtense,andtheweakestpossibleformofcontact. ThenAllahsays: awind,whiff.Nafhatunisawindthatisbarelynoticeablycoolwind.Ifthiswasawarmwind, thenitwouldbealafhah. Thisstatementhasgottenweakerandweaker:Eveniftheslightestcoolbreezetouchedthemonce. frompunishment.Thecoolestbreezeisabreezeofpunishment.Allahtaalasays:Nafhatunmin athaab,abreezeFROMthepunishment:anotherwayofweakeningthestatement. Whosepunishment?AllahtaaladoesnotsayHispunishment,orthepunishmentoftheFire,butHe chooses:yourRabb.IntheQuran,Rabbcomeswiththementionofmercy(rahmah).Rabbis:The Owner,TheProvider,TheCherisher,TheSustainerwhendescribingthepunishment,Heusesthemost lenientofNamesandevenmoresoHesays:yourRabb:theProphet(salAllahualayhiwasallam).Allah taalacouldhavesaidRabbalAalameen:Rabbofallthatexistsbecausethenthepeoplewouldbeworthy ofpunishment,butratherAllahtaalamentionedtheonewhomHeisMOSTMercifultoo:Muhammadsal Allahualayhiwasallam. Thefirsthalfofthisayahshowsusthatthereisnowayyoucouldpunishsomeoneless:itstheleast contact,onlyapartofthebreezeandnotfromthewholebreeze,andwhenHesendsthepunishment,itis fromyourRabb.Thisisamicroscopicpunishment. Howabouttheotherhalfoftheayah? certainly,withthisfirstletterthereisalreadyemphasis. surelytheywoulddefinitelysay.Ifyouwanttodoubleemphasizethisword,youaddanoon mushaddah:yaqoolunn.Ifyouwanttotripleemphasizethisword,youaddthela,layaqoolunna:they willsayagainandagain,overandover: indeedWe,thiswordis in(indeed)andnaa(we)fusedtogether:thesepeoplearesodesperate.The natureofhumansisthatwhentheyarepunishedtheytendtoblameothers,butwhenthepunishmentisso intense,sosevere,theircognitiveabilitytolieislostandtheyhavenootheroptionbuttotellthetruth. wehadalwaysbeenwrongdoers.Thepainofthesepeopleismakingthemrememberallofthe wrongandsinstheycommittedthattheyforgotabout.

BeforetheDayofJudgment,thesepeopleblameothersforthepunishmentBUTifawhiff,abreezefrom thepunishmentsimplytouchedthem,theywouldcryout. __________________________________________________ *fil:awordstuckintime.(past,presentorfuture). *ism:aperson,place,thing,idea,adjective,adverbandmore.


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October28,2008 tags:Arabic,BayyinahGems,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillah,walhamdulilah. IntheQuran,theonlyplacewherethestoryofAadamalayhisalaamoccurstwiceconsecutivelybackto backissuratulIsraa(17)andsuratulKahf(18).ThestoryofAadamalayhisalaamismentionedinother surahssuchasAraafandBaqarah,buthereinthesetwosurahs,hisstoryismentionedinthemiddleofthe surahsrightafteroneanother. Thestoryinbothsurahsbeginssimilarly: AndwhenWesaidtotheangelsprostratetoAadam,thentheyalldidsowiththeexceptionofIblees (17:61,18:50)

Whatfollowsintherestoftheayaatdiffer.WhatwefindinsuratulIsraa(whichisalsoknownasSurah BaniIsraeel)arethewordsofIblees.Ibleessays: ShallIprostratetotheonewhomYoucreatedfromclay?Thisiswhatisrecordedattheendofthe ayah,thecomplaintofIblees.WhenweturntosuratulKahf,thereissomethingdifferent.Insteadofthe statementofIblees,thereishisprofile: HewasfromtheJinn,thusheviolatedthecommandmentofhisRabb SuratulIsraabeginswiththementionofBaniIsraeel: AndWedecreedfortheChildrenofIsraelintheScripture,thatindeedyouwoulddomischiefonthe earthtwiceandyouwillbecometyrantsandextremelyarrogant!(17:4) SuratulKahfbeginswiththementionoftheChristians: AndwarnthosewhosayAllahhastakenason(18:4) Now,thestoryofAadam,isitknowntobothJewsandChristians?Yes.Thisstorywastoldbothinsurah 17and18.ButtheJewshaveadifferenttheologicalproblem,theirproblemofcomingtoemaanisdifferent andtheproblemoftheChristiansisdifferent. TheproblemoftheJewsatthetimeoftheProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallamcanbesummedupinone word:arrogance.TheywerenotwillingtoacceptanAraboveroneofthem.Thepartofthestorythatis mentionedinsurah17iswhenIbleessays:whyshouldImakesajdahtohim?,thepartofthelessonthey areforgetting.IbleesbecameIbleesbecauseofhisarrogance. TheChristians,ontheotherhand,forthemostpartarehumblepeople.WhentheycametotheProphetsal AllahualayhiwasallamduringthedelegationofNajran,theywerenotarrogantwithhimbuttheysatwith himandtalkedwithhim.Whatistheirdeviationinthisstory?TheysaythatIbleeswasnotaJinn,buthe wasanangel.ThisistrueoftheChristiansingeneraltheytakebasicsofreligionandconfusethem.(ex: Godis3in1)Theytookthetheologicalcomponentofthisstoryandsaidhewasafallenangel,butAllah taalaclarifies:hewasfromthejinn,HetoldtheChristianswhattheyneedtohear.Allahtaalaalsoadded somethingelse:afterthedepartureofEsaalayhisalaamfromthisearth,theycametotheconsensusthat theyaregoingtoabandonthelawsofMusaalayhisalaam.DidEsaalayhisalaamabandonthelawofMusa alayhisalaam?No.Theyleftthelaw,andAllahtoldtheChristiansthethingtheyshouldknowaboutIblees isthatheviolatedthecommandsofhisRabb.WhyisthatimportantforChristians?Theysystematically violatedthecommandsoftheirRabbbyabandoningthelawofMusaalayhisalaam. Theayaatbegintheexactsamewaybuttheendingsaredifferenttocorrespondtothepeoplewhoarebeing

addressedineachsurah. Thesetwosurahsarebeautifullyconnectedinotherways: Firstly,throughthedhikrofAllah.SuratulIsraabegins: SubhanAllah.SuratulKahf begins: Alhamdulillah.OnebeginswithAllahsPerfectionandonebeginswithAllahsHamd. InSuratulIsraa,Allahbegins: GlorifiedandExaltedbeHe,WhotookHisslaveforajourneybynightfromAl MasjidalHaramtothefarthestmosque,theneighbourhoodwhereofWehaveblessed,inorderthatWe mightshowhimofOurAyat.Ontheotherhand,insuratulKahf,Allahbegins: AllpraiseandthanksareonlyfortheOnewhosentdownuponHisslavetheBook. Insurah17,theslavehasbeentakeninthemiddleofthenightuptoreceiverevelationfromAllah,andin surah18,thebookhasbeensentdownuponHisslave.Inonetheslavegoesup,andintheother,thebook comesdown. BothofthesesurahsmentionMusaalayhisalaam.Onesurahmentionshispubliclifeandtheother mentionshisprivatelife.TheJewsappreciatedthepubliclifeofMusaalayhisalaam:whenherescued themfromFirawnismentionedinIsraa.TheChristiansareaprivatepeopletheyappreciatespiritualityso whichjourneyofMusaismentionedinKahf?TheprivatejourneyofMusaalayhisalaamwithKhidr,a journeyofknowledge,discoveryandwisdomwhichwasappropriatetowhattheChristiansneededtohear. Secondly,throughTawheed.HowdowegettoknowAllahtaala?Throughthreeways:byHisNames, byHiscreationandbyHisrevelation. ThesecondlastayahofsuratulIsraagivesusthefirstmeanstoknowAllah: CalluponAllahorcallupontheMostMercifulwhicheverNameyoucall,toHimbelongstheMost BeautifulNames.(17:110)KnowingAllahtaalabyHisNamesandAttributes. ThesecondlastayahofsuratulKahfgivesusthesecondandthirdmeanstoknowAllah: Say:IftheseawereinkfortheWordsofmyLord,surely,theseawouldbeexhaustedbeforetheWordsof myRabbwouldbefinished,evenifwebrought(anothersea)likeitforitsaid.(18:109)TheMufassiroon (scholarsofTafseer)commentthattherearetwokindsofWordsofAllah(:) RevelationaretheWordsofAllah Hiswordkun(be).Theconsequenceofthewordkunisallofcreation. Inthefirstsurah,theNamesofAllaharementioned,andinthenextsurah,theothermeanstoknowAllah taala(Hisrevelationandcreation)arementioned. Thirdly,throughShirk.WhenyougettoknowAllahtaala,youhaveacquiredtawheed.Theoppositeof

tawheedasweknowisshirk,andtheendingayaatofbothsurahsaredenouncementsofshirk. Therearedifferentkindsofdenouncingofshirk.Insimpleterms:ifyouelevateanycreationabovewhereit belongs,thatisshirk,andifyousayanythingaboutAllahthatislowerthanHedeserves,thatisshirk. EitheryouaretakingthecreationtoohighorbringingtheCreatorlower. SuratulIsraaends: Andsay:AllthepraisesandthanksareonlyforAllah,Whohasnottakenason,andWhohasnopartner in(His)Dominion,nordoesHehaveasupporterinHisGlory.AnddeclareHisGreatnessaboveall greatness.(17:111) ToreducethestatusofAllahazzawajal,inHisAttributes,inHisWisdom,isaformofshirk,whichwas committedbytheJewsandhasbeendenouncedinthisayah. Ontheotherhand,TheProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallamiscommandedinthelastayahofKahf: Say:Iamonlyamanlikeyou.IthasbeeninspiredtomethatyourIlahisOneIlah.Sowhoeverhopes fortheMeetingwithhisRabb,lethimworkrighteousnessandassociatenoneasapartnerintheworship ofhisRabb. Thewordusedformanis bashar,whichliterallymeansonethathasskinthatisexposed.Allahtaala didnotsayinsaan(man),butratheremphasizedthattheProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallamisjustflesh andboneslikethem.Theonlydifference: , revelationhasbeengiventomethat: , thatyourIlaah,theOneworthyofworship,isOne.Bysayingthis,theProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallam ismakingsurethatnoonetakeshimmorethanabashar,whichistheothershirkofelevatingthecreation toohigh. Insurah17,theshirkofreducingthestatusofAllahisdenied,andinsurah18,theshirkofelevating creationisdenied. Thesecondlastayaatofbothsurahsareintroductionstotawheed,andthelastayaatofbotharea denouncingofshirk. Andfinally: AttheendofsuratulIsraa,Allahsays: SayAlhamdulillah.Acommand. HowdoessuratulKahfbegin?

Alhamdulillah. SubhanAllah,howbeautifullyconnected! WhydidbrNoumansharethisgem?Becausewhenwereadtranslation,itseemstousthatthesubjectsand storiesarejumpingfromonetoanother.ThescholarshavegivenalotofreflectionastowhyourRabbhas organizedtheMessagethisway,itisnotrandomorchaos,butthereisdivinerevelationinthesequence. Notonlyisanayahamanifestationofdivinewisdom,thesequenceoftheayaatareamanifestationof divinewisdomaswellsoitdeservesattentionandreflection.Allahtaalaisteachingushowto communicateandorganizeourthoughtsbyshowingustheutmostfashioninwhichthoughtsanda messagemaybeorganized. MayAllahtaalagiveusadeepappreciationoftheQuran,andaloveofQuranforusandourfamilies. Ameen.
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October28,2008 tags:Arabic,BayyinahGems,noumankhan,Qur'an byAmatullah Bismillah Alhamdulillah,theBayyinahcoursewasanawesomethreeweeksofbeingimmersedintheremembrance ofAllahtaalaandthelanguageofHisBook.Ihopethiscompilationofthegemshavebeenbeneficial inshaAllah.Toseeeverythingthatwassharedagain,checkouttheBayyinahGemscategory.MayAllah taalagrantBayyinahInstitutesuccess,andblessallofitsinstructorswithguidance,knowledgeand tawfeeqandmayHetaalagrantthemFirdawsalAlaafortheirwork,Ameen. Asaclosetothesegems,IwantedtosharethefinalreminderthatbrNoumangaveus. TheFinalReminder WhyarewelearningArabic? Allahtaalaposesachallengetousall:

WehavecertainlyfacilitatedtheQuranforremembrance.(54:17) AllahtaalacallstheQuranarembrancemanytimes: indeeditisonlyaReminder.(81:27) IndeedWehavesentdownthisReminder.(15:9) RacetotheRemembranceofAllah.(62:9) Thelongestpartofsalaahisqiyaam,inwhichwereadtheQuran.Allahsaysaboutthesalah: EstablishthesalaahtorememberMe(20:14).TheultimateremembranceofAllahareHisown Words,whichiswhyHesays: rememberAllahhowHetaughtyou(2:239).Sothe ultimatereminderofAllahistheBookofAllah,whichcallsitselftheultimatemeanstoreminder: Rather,itisonlyanadmonition!(80:11) AndremindbytheQuran,himwhofearsMyThreat.(50:45) Whatdoesremindermean?Itisnotnecessarilynewknowledge.Whenyouremindsomeoneof something,theyalreadyknewaboutit.Soareminderissortofrepetitive,asopposedtoknowledgewhich canbesomethingnew. Fromthatpointofview,wecanaddressoneofthemaincriticismsoftheQuraninthewestwhichisthe Quranrepeatstoomuch.ThefirstresponsetothatisthatthefirstpurposeoftheQuranisnotto educate,itistoremind.Evenmoreso,thereminderisnotthemaingoalbutthemaingoalisguidance andthemeanstoguidanceisthereminder.TheQurancallsitselfreminderanditalwayscallsitself guidance. Whatisthemeanstoremembrance?Itisthesalaah.Allahtaalaensuredthatwedonotlooseasingleday withoutgoingbeforeHim,leavingtheworldbehindustostandinfrontofHim,makingsureweallrecite theultimateremembranceinhopesthatwemaybeguided.Thebiggesttestimonytothisisthatwerecite ihdinassiraatalmustaqeeminFatihah,andthenwerecitesomethingfromthedhikr. TherearetwocentraltermsinappreciatingtheQuranforallofusthathavebeenundermined.Whatis beingoveremphasizedistheknowledgeofQuran,thetafseerofQuran,thesciencesofQuran,the grammarofQuran,tajweedofQurantheseareallimportant,buttheMOSTimportantofalloftheseis theGUIDANCEoftheQuranbymeansofthereminderoftheQuran.Thesearethetwokey

components,andifyouaremissingthesetwo,youcanbeamufassiroftheQuran,areciterofQuran,a tajweedexpertbutthatwillnothelpyouatallbecausethatisnottheprimaryfunctionoftheQuran. Thewordguidanceinandofitselfisveryclichandweusethetermfairlyloosely.Butletslooktoa simpledefinitionofguidancetodrivethepointhomedontthinkofitasareligioustermbutasawordly term.Taketheseexamples:whendoyouaskforguidanceinschool?Whenyoudontknowwhichcareer tochoseorwhichclassestotake,soyougototheguidancecounselor.Orhowaboutifyourelostonthe waytotheairport,whatdoyoudo?Youstopandaskforguidance.Guidance,generallyspeaking,iswhen someonehasagoalinmind,andtheydonotknowhowtoreachthisgoalsotheyaskforhelp.Thismakes guidanceseemlikeknowledge.IfIknewwhichcoursestotake,Iwouldntneedtoseetheguidance counselor.IfIknewthedirections,Iwouldntaskforhelp.Sowethinkofguidancealmostthesameaswe thinkofknowledgeandthesetwoseemtobetiedtogether. Thisassociationofknowledgeandguidanceworksforeverythingelseinlifebutitdoesnotworkforour deenandourrelationshipwithAllahazzawajal. Whynot?Thinkaboutit: DoyouknowMuslimswhoknowsomethingisharaamyettheystilldoit? DidAllahspeakaboutpeoplewhohavealotofknowledge,andstillrejectedtheMessenger? Soknowledgedoesnotnecessarilyleadtoguidance,andknowledgeandguidancearenotthesamething. Itisverypossiblethatapersoncanhavealotofknowledgeandstillbevoidofguidance. AllahtaalaspeaksofpeoplewhoareveryknowledgeableintheQuranandthinkaboutit,ifAllahtaala saystheyhaveknowledgethenthatmeanstheymustofhavealotofknowledge.Yetinthesamepassage whereAllahtellsusthattheyareknowledgeable,HetellsusthattheyrejectedtheMessengerandthey changedtheirbooksaftertheyunderstoodthemTheydidnotchangethebookbecausetheydidnot understand,butAllahsays: theyaltereditevenaftertheyunderstoodit(2:75).Sotherewasnoknowledge missing.Wecanseefromthisthatthereisadifferencebetweenknowledgeandguidance. Sowhatistherelationshipbetweenknowledgeandguidance?KnowledgeisasteppingstoneTO guidancebutitisnotnecessarilythecasethatwhenyoutakethesteptoknowledge,thatyouare guaranteedguidance. Thosewhohaveknowledgeanddidnottakethenextsteptoguidancearegreatercriminalsthantheones whodidnothaveknowledgeanddidnotseekguidance.Allahtaalacallsthesepeople: thosewhoreceivedangeruponthem.Afterknowledgetheystilldisobeyedandturnedawayfrom guidance. AnincreaseinknowledgeisnotanincreaseinguidanceUNLESSyouwantittobe. Howdoyoudothis?Themoreyourknowledgeincreases,themoreyourremembranceshould increase.AndwhenyourememberAllah,begAllahforguidance. ThenextclarificationisbetweenbeingMuslimandbeingguided.BeingMuslimdoesnotguaranteeone

beingguided.Guidanceisadaytoday,anhourtohour,asalaahtosalaahthingChoiceswemustmake everyday,whichiswhywehavetokeepaskingAllahforitbecausewedonotknowwhichchoicewewill takewhenitcomesup. ThepurposeofthiscourseandlearningArabicistogiveusareasontorememberAllah.Wecanlearn aboutsometafseerwhichisgreat,butthenumberonethingisthatwewanttodoisempowerour remembranceofAllah,andtherealremembranceofAllahissalaah.Weshouldupgradefromhaving anartificialdefinitionofkhushoo,toexperiencingtherealthing. ThereisaseriousstateofemergencyforourummahwithregardstotheQuran.Thegreatthingaboutthe SahabaradiAllahuanhumisthattheywereinlovewiththisBook.UmarradiAllahuanhuwouldmake suretherewasduroos(classes)ofQuranineverycommunity.Wearenowmovingmoreandmorefrom thisBook. OurintentionsshouldbetorememberAllahazzawajalbymeansofHisWords.Forexample,ifyou wanttogainaloveforthesunnah,studytheQuran.YouwillappreciatehowAllahlovesHisMessenger salAllahualayhiwasallam,andthatwillmakeyoulovethemessengerevenmore.ASahabiorascholar canwritetheirlovefortheProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallam,butwhenAllahtaalasharesHislovefor theProphetsalAllahualayhiwasallamthatisjustamazing. Finally,wesincerelyaskAllahtaalatomakeusamongthosewhomtheProphetsalAllahualayhiwa sallammentioned: ThebestofyouarethosewholearntheQuranandteachit.(Bukhari) WeallsayAmeentogethernow,butwhenyouarealoneinyourhomeordrivingbyyourself,begAllah taalatomakeyouamongthesepeopleforyoureffortinlearningHisbook. WhenlearningtheQuranandstudyingit,weshouldnotletshaytaancometousandinciteuswith whispersofprideorthinkwehavealotofknowledge.Weshouldremainfirmandsteadfastinourcourses ofstudy,andtakeupthechallengethatAllahtaalaposedinfirstayahhere: AllahmadetheQuraneasyfordhikr,isthereanyonewhowillputintheeffortto remember? AllahtaaladidnotstartbytellingustoremembertheQuran,ratherHestartedbytellingustheQuranis EASY,sointhatcaseWhoamongstuswillstepforward?
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1. Amatullahpermalink* October28,20083:41pm AreallyamazingpointabouttheayahfromsuratulQamarwhereAllahsays: Amiracleintheactualwordmuddakir,whereadaalisusedandnottheusualthaal.Allahusesa formofthewordthatsmucheasiertopronounceinaversewhereHeissayingtheQuraniseasyto remember. JazahumAllahukhayrantothepersonwhoshareditwithme!

2. strangerpermalink October28,20084:30pm SubhanAllahawesome

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Fajrpermalink October29,200812:43pm Congratulationsoncompletingthecourse MayAllahbenefityoumuchandbenefitothersbyyou,ameen.

4. serendipitouslifepermalink October29,20083:26pm JazakAllahkhairforsharingallthesegemswithus.MayAllah(SubbhanawaTaala)makethema sourceofguidance.

5. nuhpermalink October30,20085:17pm BarakaAllahufeekiAmatullah. Thankyouforsharingalltheawesomegemswithus. OAllahgiveusKnowledge, Wisdom,andGuidance Amin.

6. Amatullahpermalink* October30,20088:53pm barakAllahufeekiFajr waiyyakiukhteeserendipitouslife,Ameen. wafeekbarakAllahakheeNuh,Ameen. InshaAllahIwillbesharingmanymorethingsIlearnedfromthisclassinthefuture!Hegaveusalot ofreallycooltidbitsthroughouttheclassthatIwillbepostinginshaAllah.barakAllahufeeh.

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