Inner Dimensions Of Fasting

Inner Dimensions of Fasting: By Imam Ghazzali

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Immersing in the Sea

For this week’s lesson, my notes are brief. I was mostly listening to Shaykh Yahya speak, and I had to depart about an hour in the class, at 5:30. So as always, for the complete reminder of what Shaykh Yahya taught us, please refer to the recorded session.  Till next week.

Q and A

  • When you incline towards something, have to be wary. If  the nafs desires to do something, have to be hesitant. Greatest criteria of whether we should do something is the sacred law.
  •  Also have istikhara to guide you in this matter
  • Start by praying five daily prayers on time.
  • Doing salawat and istighfar are two of the greatest things that a person can do.
  •  Salawat – is said that salawat is shaykh for person for person who doesn’t have a shaykh
  • Q: What is an advised translation of the Qur’an? A: If had to suggest one…

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Bismillah walhamdulillah,

May Allah ta’ala make us companions of the Qur’an. Ameen.

I’ve been realizing how true the statement “the more you learn, the less you know” is. SubhanAllah as many Qur’an classes you or myself have taken, the bottom line is that we can never finish studying the Qur’an; there is always something to learn.

On Wednesday night we learned about the Miraculous Ayah, Qur’anic gem # six:

The word “ayah” (آية) is commonly translated as “verse” in English, yet this definition is not proper because it does not capture the true meaning of Ayah. When you mention “verse” to an English speaking person, it reminds them of three things: the Bible, poetry or a song. The problem is that the Qur’an denies being similar to any of these things, so “verse” does not give the correct connotation of “ayah”.

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Alhamdulillah third day of class was last night, and I was literally blown away by the gem br Nouman shared with us subhanAllah…by far the best that I have heard. O Allah we ask You for the proper understanding of Your Book and Your Deen, Ameen.

Here it is:

Al-Aqsaam (Oaths) in the Qur’an

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Bismillah walhamdulillah

During the second night of class with br Nouman, he shared with us a gem on the precision of the Qur’an.

Here it is:

Allah ta’ala says in suratul Baqarah ayah 257:

اللَّهُ وَلِيُّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا يُخْرِجُهُمْ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ

‘Allah is the Wali of those who believe, He brings take them from the darknesses into the light.’

وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَوْلِيَاؤُهُمُ الطَّاغُوتُ يُخْرِجُونَهُمْ مِنَ النُّورِ إِلَى الظُّلُمَاتِ

‘and those who disblieve their Awliyaa’ are taghoot, they bring them out of the light to darknesses.’

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Alhamdulillah, I’ve been blessed to take the Arabic 201 class with Bayyinah Institute for the second time and mashaAllah br Nouman has this sunnah of taking 10 minutes at the end of each session to share a literary gem of the Qur’an.

InshaAllah I will be posting all nine that he will share with us; one for each day of the class session.

Here is tonight’s gem:

In Surat Saba, ayah two, Allah azza wa jal says:

يَعْلَمُ مَا يَلِجُ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمَا يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا ۚ وَهُوَ الرَّحِيمُ الْغَفُورُ

He knows that which goes into the earth and that which comes forth from it, and that which descend from the heaven and that which ascends to it. And He is Ar Raheem, Al Ghafoor.

In the Qur’an, Allah ta’ala mentions more than 70 times that He is Al Ghafoorur Raheem. This…

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