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Posted: December 27, 2008 in Bayyinah (Tajweed course), Imam Siraj Wahhaj

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, Bayyinah’s Tajweed class was very nice. I learned a lot in the last 6 days, and bithniAllah I’ll continue to learn more in the next 6 days as I’ll be taking the class again via online. Alhamdulilah, not only did I learn a lot about Tajweed these days, but of my love for Tafseer. I knew I’ve always loved this aspect of the quran as once memorized the coolest and next best thing is understanding. Tajweed for me is a completion or the beginning of the beautifying my package in becoming a companion of the Quran.

Ibn Katheers set: 169 Alhamdulilah, priceless.

A week till school starts….alhamdulilah. Soon the beginning of a whirl wind of activities. Halaqahs, teaching my munckins, work, school, heavenly Hues, Al-Huda part-time Ta3leemal class. Alhamdulilah, what more can I ask for…may Allah make me of those slaves who state “Radeeto Rabbi” in Jannah, who after being given all that they could possibly imagine and their Lord continues to give more and more.

A beautiful lecture in understanding the concept of when one part of the Ummah hurts-then all of it hurts.  May Allah bless Imam Siraj Wahhaj.

http://muslimmatters.org/2008/07/25/islam-is-the-cure-for-racism/

Till next time, may Allah bestow His blessings upon all of us and join us in Al-Firdous.

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Bismillah,

“Oh Allah grant her Jannatul Firdous”. These are the words I spoke as I reflected upon my attempt at squeezing the life out of my mother i.e hug. Alhamdulilah, for having the ability to do this. In today’s bayyinah class we spoke heavily about parents. Subhana’Allah, first and foremost I ask Allah to forgive me if I ever encouraged anyone by way of my words or actions in disobeying their parents. As I memorize daily for the book of Allah (memorization rockin this break) and reflect on the many ayahs I think about what it means to do ihsan-have ihsan for one parents. Allah subhana wa tala refers to bir waladanee-obedience to parents six times in the Quran. Six times. Six times. This is for bani adam who tends to forget. Six whole times Allah refers to obedience, being good, doing ihsan to one parents six times, and never does Allah speak about this in the same manner as wives or children. Why? As mentioned before, birr waladanee is one of these acts in which Allah subhan wa tala has tied to His worship, this is hardcore-super hard. Subhana’Allah, when we think about how much a mother specifically goes through in carrying a child i.e the sickness, heartburn, the kicking-and the pain of child birth. And then all followed by the rearing of later years-the difficulty or the anxiety that comes of whether one is properly raising them in accordance to Allahs deen. And of the thought or pain that is felt when a child passes away even before it reaches the world, and of this the Prophet s.a.w. speaks of this unborn child in Jannah of how even though he/she is given a place in Jannah, it waits for their mother whom they’ve never seen, but they stay in place and wait all because of what?! Because it-he/she heard its mothers heart beat-vibration in the wound. Subhana’Allah! How can you make your relationship with your parents a better one, and thus gain the love of Ar-Rahman?!

*Disclaimer, mind me I am in no way an expert and I ask Allah to increase me in knowledge so as to better serve my parents.

1.) Language of Love/ i.e communication: When I was a freshmen in college-still green, I remember taking this class on marriage and families-one of those awesome human development courses, and one of the topics we talked about was how you should learn the ways-language of communication that your partner has. In a lot of ways, looking back at this concept, this really rings true for parents. A lot of parents, especially from different countries show respect/love/and basically communicate emotion in totally different ways. All in all-express your feelings, physically, emotionally.

2.) Differentiate between ill feelings and just bad days. Again this goes back to knowing ones parents temperament and gauging when its to keep away and when to approach.

3.) Dua! In every salaah, make dua and hope that Allah enters both your parents into Jannah and for Allah to place and grow love between you. Along side with the dua which is the best gift of all-give material gifts as well, and bithniAllah this will go a long way in creating love and showing ones caring side.

4.) Respect their wishes. Ask yourself if Jannah is one side, and you wanting to stick strongly to an opinion about a certain topic is more important. I speak to myself before anything else-if anything you want to pursue in the dunya goes against the disobedience of your parents-and is not specifically related to Aqeedah issue-then know its not worth the fight. Harvest and sow your roots for Jannah today.

5.) Spend time with them. There is nothing more beloved to a parent then a child hanging with their parents-regardless if one is 30. Even if they don’t say it, parents trust me dig it. If a friend asks you to go shopping or something along the lines and you know your mom is home alone, don’t be afraid to blow them off (politely) in saying that “dudette no, I am gonna go home and chill with my mom…because that is cool”.

Alhamdulilah, Bayyinah course was awesome tonight and I ask Allah to make me always of those who are in such a circle of khayr. Covered Rhythm-a.) bounce b.) ghunna c.) and lots of recitations. With tonight’s post, I leave with three powerful ayahs in which I’ve had the pleasure to memorize and some which I hope to memorize soon enough.

Wawassayna alinsana biwalidayhi husnan wain jahadaka litushrika bee ma laysa laka bihi AAilmun fala tutiAAhuma ilayya marjiAAukum faonabbiokum bima kuntum taAAmaloona

29:8 We have enjoined on man kindness to parents: but if they (either of them) strive (to force) thee to join with Me (in worship) anything of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not. Ye have (all) to return to me, and I will tell you (the truth) of all that ye did.(Al-Ankabut)

Wawassayna alinsana biwalidayhi hamalathu ommuhu wahnan AAala wahnin wafisaluhu fee AAamayni ani oshkur lee waliwalidayka ilayya almaseeru

31:14 And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal.(Luqman)

Wawassayna alinsana biwalidayhi ihsanan hamalathu ommuhu kurhan wawadaAAathu kurhan wahamluhu wafisaluhu thalathoona shahran hatta itha balagha ashuddahu wabalagha arbaAAeena sanatan qala rabbi awziAAnee an ashkura niAAmataka allatee anAAamta AAalayya waAAala walidayya waan aAAmala salihan tardahu waaslih lee fee thurriyyatee innee tubtu ilayka wainnee mina almuslimeena

46:15 We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years, he says, “O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favour which Thou has bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam.”   (Al-Ahqaf)

Till next time, see you all in bithniAllah on the other side; where the grass is green and rivers of honey and milk flow.

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Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, All praise is due to Allah who has taught man what He did not know. All Praise is due to Allah who has shaped and molded man into the best of forms, and furthermore taught to it the best of speech-Kallamullah. Subhana’Allah, I am forever amazed at the techniques-i.e tajweed-of the the Quran. So far I’ve been blessed with attending three sessions of the beyyinah course-one in which one of the blessings of Ar-rahman (sleep) took away a good a hour or so. Indeed, yesterdays session was amazing, and of today’s-which was somewhat murky to me as I cried out “Ya Rabbi, mommy you didn’t wake me up”, nevertheless this was followed by thoughts of the ayah in the Quran where Allah states part of His signs is that you sleep in that night..(manamukum bil layl), indeed if only tis was the night that I had slept through. Qadrallah Ma shafa3al. [insert ayah later]

As for reflections. Gems-priceless goods that have come with this amazing class. The lessons, rules, and structure of things blows me away, but as for me-it’s the  topics dealing with the specific verses of the Quran that come up in class that really have my brain cells moving. I heart it. These parts deal with tafseer, indeed it is why I have a soft spot for the mufasireens of the Quran such as Ibn Kather-and the beloved companion with the skinny legs whom the Prophet s.a.w. said these alone will weigh more than the mountain of Uhud in Yawmul Qiyam i.e our dear Abdullah Ibn Mas3ood r.a. Indeed, there is something about one who learns this blessed book, and then talks in depth of what varous companions said of the context in its revelation, and to know that for one to make conclusions such as these that he has to know this blessed book inside out.

Some of the recurring topics-new ones discussed in class.

A few days back we talked about the techniques shaytaan uses against people. For woman its specifically tied to anxiety and depression. Shaytaan builds and uses these emotions to make them ineffective in their worship of Allah. One may feel a sense of overwhelming feeling in not being able to do or accomplish things (anxiety). Soon, one will then feel as though they can never do this and that and feel trapped and helpless in their situation (depression). These two concepts may not be limited to just female, but may be a common characteristic in anyone as in the same that shaytaan uses being ungrateful to destroy individuals. In surah Al-Araf and in which I’ve spoke about in one previous post, was that Allah mentions that Shaytaan states to Allah “And you’ll find most of them ungrateful” ; (Walla Tajidoo Akatharuhom Shakiroon). [insert ayah later]

Another: Rationalization/Excuses. Shaytaan himself does these same things in many places in the Quran-in dealing with the situatin between Adam a.s. and shaytaan in that Allah asking shaytaan to prostrate to Adam. When shaytaan refuses to, he states that he would not do it because (he was made out of fire, and that Adam a.s. was of clay) and thus it made sense to shaytaan to be of higher status and not sink below what he felt was his rightful place. Subhana’Allah, I remember this clearly in Surah Sad of how this particular technique ruined shayataan, and I ask Allah to protect us from ever having to feel such despair as a result of making excuses or rationalization to keep from worshiping and following the commandments of the Ar-Rahman.

There are plenty of reflections and gems, but for now these are some of things I remembered from top of my head, and bithniAllah I am going to stick with these so I can properly focus on my Quran memorization and implementing proper tajweed.

Woot! A real ahhhh, in your face moment came about when a dear sister asked about learning from specific qari’s due to their amazing tajweed, and lo and behold, of the names he mentioned was of my shaykh hafizullah Salih Buqhatir whom I’ve had the chance to listen and memorize from! Ya Rabbi, bless this shaykh and make me the likes of him in preserving the quran in the depth of his heart and mind. Ameen, Thumma Ameen.

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Bismillah,

Subhana’Allah! There is just something about taking a course dealing with the noble book of Allah. Indeed, it makes one constantly reflect and ponder on their relationship with this specific topic. Any good institute or instructor teaches a course in a way that makes the students think beyond what is being taught in the class, but instead goes a step further and makes that student reflect on how or ways to implement all that was learned in their own lives. I absolutely loved the Beyyinah course! Ya Rubb, make these lessons, reflections, gems, easy for me to remember and act upon!

Alhamdulilah. H, F, H, J, ( little light), and I took the class as well as many other h’s. Subhana’Allah, indeed it was a blessing to have experienced such awesome sessions and to see all the h’s repin=h renioun. Indeed, in the words of the instructor that it is “when the Ummah read correctly-understood the true meaning of tartil and dug deeper that Allah raised them in status and true understanding of His noble deen” Subhana’Allah, that was the likeness of the companions. May Allah make us of the likes of them, to be raised in ranks, and be honored due to our understanding of this blessed book.

In the beginning, some of the things we spoke about were in accordance with as to why we should learn Tajweed. Subhana’Allah, one of the things we spoke about was of how the Quran has rights upon us. Meaning that it is of the right of the Quran to know proper Tajweed, i.e

  • 1st command of the Quran=Iqra
  • 2nd-waratallil-tartil-this part deals with a plethora of things such as pronunciation-etc.

We spoke about how the the act of Tajweed-or the word in itself came from Jawaad-to make better etc. This aspect of Jawaad deals with 4 concepts. i.e

  1. Phonetics (29 alphabet letters) heavy, light
  2. Accents (Aaa ee- oo) stretching etc.
  3. Rhythm-letters & sounds give you rhythm (The word “Ahd” -its bounce to it)
  4. Temperament (study of where you start, end,should stop)

Today, we primarily focused on Phonetics of the letters: Amazing stuff, I wish I had Arabic software so I could write this all out. Anyhow, one of the things that stood out to me and that should stand out to all of us is the letter Lam found in the word Allah. Lam is generally categorized as always light (meaning its pronounced with an open mouth), except with one exception-in the word Allah-then in the Quran the word Allah can take to forms-either Light or Heavy. Example, in the word “Alhamdulilah” or “Subhana’Allah” that its light, in sentence “Fazadahuma Allah” its heavy. Heavy-your mouth is round and almost full-while light its open. Furthermore, its this concept of Lam being light all the time, but in the word Allah, its different and takes either form..and in this manner we always have to stop in the quran and figure out whether its light or heavy-Allah subhana wa Tala already has us thinking and reflecting upon Him even in the way we pronounce His name, and it is in this pause or chance to reflect on this that we should look for more meaning and bithniAllah implementation to follow suite.

I ask Allah to increase me in understanding His blessed book-in Tafseer, Grammer, Translation, and Tajweed. Ya’Allah, how I look forward to Al-Huda institute course. May Allah grant me the ability to learn more about His noble book!

Till next time, may we be granted opportunities to learn of His noble book! Ameen Ya Rubb, Thumma Ameen!

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