🔸Dawrah e Quran by Dr. Farhat Hashmi
🔹Reflections and Main Points
🔺Quran is Kalaam of Allah. It is kalaam of the One who created us.
Sahih International: The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely
🔺We have to analyse the condition of our hearts when Quran is recited to us.
✅Self Analysis: Can our hearts feel the Quran, do we intend to increase our Imaan through it, does it show in my actions, do we have tawakkul in Allah.
🔸Surah Al Fatihah
🔺First Complete Surah that was revealed.
🔺This Surah is Shifa for those that are suffering from physical or spiritual disease.
🔺Ayah 1. All Praise is for Allah since He is Our Khaaliq, Maalik, Rubb of All Alameen.
🔺Ayah 2. Allah is Most Merciful even though He is the Owner of everything. He forgives us for our sins.
🔺Ayah 3. He is Maalik so we need to turn to Him for everything.
🔺Ayah 4. Allah loves that we Praise Him.
🔺Ayah 5. We do Ibaadah of Allah Alone. Ibaadah is to submit with humility to Allah with our hearts, limbs. No arrogance, pride. We should do extra zikr, sajdahs to show humility.
🔺Ayah 5. We ask Allah alone for help. Allah is the One that puts in the hearts of others to help us, hence ask Allah.
🔺Ayah 6. The first important thing to ask is Guidance towards the Straight Path. A Person needs guidance more than Rizq. With Hidayah, the doors of Rizq open. Allah will provide Rizq from where he did not even anticipate.
✅To Do: We need to worry about hidayah, taqwa.
✅When facing difficulty staying in the Straight Path, remember Pul Sirat.
🔸In Saheeh al-Bukhaari (7439) and Muslim (183) it is narrated from Abu Sa‘eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) in a lengthy hadith: “……Then the bridge will be laid across Hell.’ We said, “O Messenger of Allah! What is the bridge?’ He said, ‘It is a slippery (bridge) on which there are clamps and (hooks like) thorns which are wide at one side and narrow at the other and have bent ends. A plant with such thorns is found in Najd and is called al-Sa’daan. Some of the believers will cross the bridge as quickly as the wink of an eye, some others as quick as lightning, a strong wind, or fast horses or she-camels. So some will be safe without any harm; some will be safe after receiving some scratches, and some will fall down into Hell (Fire). The last person will cross by being dragged (over the bridge).”
✅Ask Allah that we not go astray and stay firm on the Straight Path till we reach Pul Siraat, Jannah.
Ask Allah to keep us firm on the Path of those He has bestowed with His Grace.
🔹Surah Al Baqarah 1-141
🔸(Everything has a hump (or, high peek), and Al-Baqarah is the high peek of the Qur’an. Whoever recites Al-Baqarah at night in his house, then Shaytan will not enter that house for three nights. Whoever recites it during a day in his house, then Shaytan will not enter that house for three days.) This Hadith was collected by Abu Al-Qasim At-Tabarani, Abu Hatim Ibn Hibban in his Sahih and Ibn Marduwyah.
✅Recite Surah some portion of Surah al Baqarah every day.
🔺Ayah 2. Quran is the book of Guidance for the Muttaqun.
🔺Ayah 3. They have Imaan in Ghaib ( what we can’t perceive like Jannah, Jahannum). They establish prayers ( Pray like the Prophet SAW). They spend from their Rizq that Allah has provided them. They believe in what has been sent to Prophet SAW and what was sent before him. They believe in the Hereafter.
✅Iman is the first requirement to be Muttaqeen. Spend on others from what Allah has given us.
Hidayah and Success is through the Quran.
🔺Ayah 8. Qualities of Munafiqeen.
🔺Ayah 10. Love of Dunya is a disease of the heart. Sins eventually cause death of the heart.
✅Avoids minor and major sins.
🔺Iman is to acknowledge from the tongue, have yaqeen in heart and amal through actions.
🔺Ayah 21. All of Mankind is being addressed. Worship your Lord, who created you.
🔺Ayah 22. Allah has made the Earth a resting Place, and the sky as a canopy and sent forth water and brought forth fruits as a provision.
🔺Ayah 23. Challenge to produce a Surah like that of Quran.
🔺Ayah 25. Allah gives glad tidings to those that believe and do good deeds. Be happy when you are on the path of knowledge and do good deeds. The path of knowledge leads to Jannah. Stay on this path till we enter Jannah and we meet Allah.
🔺One can never be happy without the love of Allah in the heart.
🔺Ayah 26. Allah sets forth the parable of a mosquito.
🔺Ayah 27. Qualities of Fasiqun– Break covenants of Allah, Sever what Allah has ordered to be joined, do mischief on Earth. They are the losers.
🔺Ayah 29. We get impressed with knowledge of people but Allah is the All- Knower of everything.
🔺Ayah 30. Story of Adam AS and Iblees.
✨Knowledge is what makes Man superior to Angels.
✨Allah created us to ponder on His signs in order to recognize Him.
✨Iblees refused to do Sajdah to Adam AS, shows his disobedience to Allah SWT.
🔺Ayah 32. All knowledge is from Allah.
✅Remember to avoid any arrogance.
✅Say Wallahu A’lam when you don’t have knowledge of something.
✅Make dua: Rabbi Zidni Ilma.
🔺Ayah 33: Allah knows what we reveal and what we conceal in our hearts.
🔺Ayah 35: Few things are haraam, rest are halaal. Shaitan tempts Man to indulge in Haraam.
🔺Ayah 37: It’s the Rahmah of Allah that He taught us how to do Tawbah.
Those that follow the Guidance, for them there shall be no fear or grief.
🔺Ayah 40. Bani Israeel is reminded of the favors of Allah on them.
When enjoining righteousness to others, have intention of actions on it first.
Seek help with Patience and Salah.
🔺Ayah 52. Be Grateful when Allah accepts our tawbah.
🔺Ayah 60. When you get a blessing, be happy, use it properly.
🔺Ayah 61: Wrath of Allah on Bani Israeel was because 🔅They disbelieved in the Ayat of Allah 🔅Killed the prophets wrongfully 🔅They disobeyed and used to transgress the bounds.
Say in Sha Allah, Allah makes a way out if we have intention.
🔺Ayah 74: Stones also have fear of Allah.
✅Make dua that Allah doesn’t harden our hearts due to our disobedience.
✅Allah loves people with soft hearts. Develop a soft heart for others.
🔺Ayah 78: الأماني is To recite without fahm and tadabbur.
🔺Ayah 83: Speak good to people.
🔺Ayah 85: Disgrace in this life and grievous torment on the Day of Judgement for those who believe in part of the Book and reject the rest.
🔺Ayah 88: Doubts and Desires keeps one away from the Straight Path.
🔺Ayah 93: Love of other things in the heart become a source of hindrance in obeying Allah SWT.
🔺Ayah 98: Whoever takes the friends of Allah SWT as enemies, Allah takes them as enemies.
✅Do not have malice or jealousy for Mumin, forgive their mistakes.
🔺Ayah 102: Benefit and harm are from Allah SWT, so one should rely and depend on Him Alone.
✅When faced with difficulty say
رَضِیْتُ بِاللهِ رَبًّا وَّ بِالْاِسْلَامِ دِیْنًا وَّ بِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِیًّا1️⃣
2️⃣ Say Istighfar
🔺Ayah 109: Avoid Hasad ( Jealousy)
🔸Prophet Sallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam said: There has come to you the disease of the nations before you, jealousy and hatred. This is the ‘shaver’ (destroyer); I do not say that it shaves hair, but that it shaves (destroys) faith “Tirmidhee (2434)
🔺Ayah 120: Trying to earn the pleasure of others will always cause harm.
Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-As may Allah bless him reported: The Prophet peace be upon him said, “The one who was devoted to the Qur’an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: `Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite.”’ [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].
A Mumin always worries about the acceptance of his good deeds.
Adopt صبغة الله . Deen of Allah should become an inseparable part of our lives.
🔺Ayah 141: We’ll be questioned about our own deeds.
اِن أحسنتم أحسنتم لاَنفسكم