Quran,stuff, and more stuff

Posted: December 17, 2008 in Ahh moments


Subhana’Allah, there is just something about breaks that truly makes the heart glued to the book of Allah. Its no surprise as one is not stressed or worried about midterms, finals, and endless papers. Alhamdulilah  for school and studying the book of Allah, as they both truly get the brain juices flowing. So, it was while at work that I came upon Ado (aunti) H trying her best to memorize the second page of Saad..and out of sorts she proclaimed how hard it was. Indeed, while reciting to her, I thought indeed I remember this particular page as it dealt with the story of Dawood a.s and the two men with the ewes…and yes, it was totally a tongue twister. She spoke of how her husband aided her in her memorization process via reading to her first, and then waiting upon her while she memorized, and truly once I heard this I thought about the greatness that comes from loved once aiding each other with the book of Allah.

An aha moment occurred as well while reciting the verse in surah Al-Ahzab speaking of the covenant (meethaqa) that Allah took from the Prophets. i.e Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, Isa a.s, and along side this is how Allah subhana wa tala also uses (meethaq=covenant) in terms of marriage in surah Nisa. Subhana’Allah, we see the beauty and sacredness of marriage in how Allah uses these words in both instances. In one of Shaykh Yaser Birjas lecture from TDC he speaks of how Allah has allowed two people to be bounded-such nobility and blessing to have this covenant, and if not for Allah that he had not allowed this covenant to occur we would not have had any other way–so each spouse should then see the importance of this state and cherish their spouse. Alhamdulilah, from these discussions, I remembered many fond memories of memorizing this surah…each surah and page finished is truly a journey on its own for me. As for my other aunit T (d one), has finished memorizing surah Beyyinah…and boy how happy she was. After memorizing by one self-the best state is the feeling of reciting to someone else, talking about it, or teaching them about the book of Allah.

Waith akhathna mina alnnabiyyeena meethaqahum waminka wamin noohin waibraheema wamoosa waAAeesa ibni maryama waakhathna minhum meethaqan ghaleethan [Al-Ahzab:7]

33:7 And remember We took from the prophets their covenant: As (We did) from thee: from Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary: We took from them a solemn covenant:

Wakayfa takhuthoonahu waqad afda baAAdukum ila baAAdin waakhathna minkum meethaqan ghaleethan[An-Nisa:21]

4:21 And how could ye take it when ye have gone in unto each other, and they have Taken from you a solemn covenant?

Aisha r.a and the Prophet s.a.w. Subhana’Allah. Its truly a ni3ma from Allah to know and learn about these specific individuals. In one lecture it was mentioned of how when we love someone, we want to know everything and anything about them. The Prophet s.a.w. is an individual who millions of people love, even given that they may not know all and everything about him s.a.w. Indeed, it is when we know about someone then we can have a sense of  developing deep love for them. I got the chance to listen to the second part of the Story of the Ifk (soon to be posted), and subhana’Allah, I have gotten the chance to know Aisha r.a. more and more each day. Truly, I learned so much about her character; i.e her strength, motivation, innocence, the love she had for the Prophet s.a.w., and her tender age-which led her to get into mischief. Indeed, when asked about Aisha r.a. and her character after the incident of the Ifk, her maid Bareera stated ‘she knew nothing…but said only exception-was that Aisha was young and at times she would fall asleep while kneading the dough, and once she fell asleep the lamb would come and eat the bread/dough.-the only crime Aisha was known to have done according to Bareera.’ Subhana’Allah, considering the situation Aisha r.a. was in, and of these description shaykh Yasir Qadhi explained one would not know whether to laugh or be sad over such a situation.

Alhamdulilah, a most beautiful day. Till next time, may Allah’s blessings be upon the Prophet s.a.w., his companions & family, and those who follow him s.a.w. till the end of time.



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