Hadith "He who fights in order that the Word of Allah remains the supreme, is considered as fighting in the cause of Allah". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was asked about who fights in the battlefield out of valour, or out of zeal, or out of hypocrisy, which of this is considered as fighting in the cause of Allah? He said: [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Source: Riyadh us Saaliheen 3-8
Therefore, let us do everything just for the sake of Allah.
Open your notes & Take out your pencil Let us study it verse by verse. Let us study it verse by verse. Keep looking at your notes for writing imp. points with your pencil. Keep looking at your notes for writing imp. points with your pencil.
0 أَ لَمْتَرَكَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَ بُّكَ Have notyou seenhowyour Lord dealt بِأَصْحَابِالْفِيلِ (1) with the companions(of) the elephant?
0 Feel the warning. Be alert. Feel the warning. Be alert. Feel the power of Allah. Feel the power of Allah. Pay full attention. Pay full attention. Don’t be impressed by any power. Don’t be impressed by any power. أَ لَمْتَرَكَيْفَ فَعَلَ رَ بُّكَ بِأَصْحَابِالْفِيلِ (1) Have not you seen howyour Lord dealt with the companions (of) the elephant?
Have you heard… إِنَّهُمْ يَكِيدُونَ كَيْداً * وَأَكِيدُ كَيْداً * Surely they are plotting a plot (against you, O Muhammad) And I am plotting a plot (against them). 4 times the plotting is mentioned in it (Surah 86:15-16)
From same root ضَالِّين تَضْلِيل Those who go astray To make (their plot) go astray
2 أَلَمْيَجْعَلْكَيْدَهُمْ فِي تَضْلِيلٍ (2) Didn'tHe maketheir plot[in] go astray? Nobody should ever think that his plot can work against Allah. Nobody should ever think that his plot can work against Allah.
3 وَّأَرْسَ لَ عَلَيْهِمْطَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَ ( 3) And [He] sent against them birds(in) flocks, Allah has numerous armies at his disposal, like the birds here. Allah has numerous armies at his disposal, like the birds here.
From same root أَرْسَلَ رَسُول He sent One who is sent; messenger
طَيْر Picture (of 2, 3 different birds) Note: The birds which Allah sent may be different طَيَّارَة (the one which flies – aeroplane) – picture
4 تَرْمِيهِمْبِحِجَارَةٍ مِّنَ سِجِّيلٍ (4) Striking themwith stonesof baked clay. Once they fell, the person’s flesh would rot and fall in pieces. Once they fell, the person’s flesh would rot and fall in pieces. Imagine the chaos that must have taken place in that army. Imagine the chaos that must have taken place in that army.
رَمِي Stoning of the devil in Hajj (Picture?) Stoning of the devil in Hajj (Picture?)
حجر أسود The black stone (in the wall of Ka’ba) – picture?
5 مَظْلُوم مَغْضُو ب مَأْكُول The one who received ظلم The one who received anger That which is eaten
5 فَجَعَلَهُمْكَعَصْفٍ مَّأْكُولٍ ( 5) Then He made them like straw eaten up (by cattle). They must have been bragging about their power a while ago and now they were humiliated and reduced to worse than trash.
Silent Study for 2 min. in Silence Use your pencil to mark or underline new words. And now translate…
45 www.understandquran.com These 6 words have occurred 1295 times in the Qur’an هُوَhe هُمْthey أنْتَyou أنْتُمْ you all أنَاI نَحْنُwe When practicing in Arabic, say it as if you are talking to Arabs
If we don’t understand the Qur’an… Our Daily Tarbiyah (training) program designed by Allah is not utilized properly
Daily Tarbiyah Program Allah swt has designed a daily tarbiyah Program for us thru: 6 Lectures in Salah (2 each in Fajr, Maghrib, and Isha; because the Imam reads from Qur’an in them) 6 Lectures in Salah (2 each in Fajr, Maghrib, and Isha; because the Imam reads from Qur’an in them) Personal Recitation of the Qur’an (we should do that everyday!) Personal Recitation of the Qur’an (we should do that everyday!) www.understandquran.com
Daily Tarbiyah Program How can we do Tabdabbur (ponder) and Tazakkur (receive admonition) if we don’t even understand it. www.understandquran.com
A Huuuuuge Loss!!! HUGE LOSS, if we don’t understand Qur’an. 365*6 = almost 2000 lectures of Allah lost Live and Relevant guidance (DPPR) is lost Plus whatever we listen in Taraweeh or recite daily is also not understood. Yearly almost 5 to 15 Qur’anic exposures are lost!!! www.understandquran.com
So… Let us learn the complete Qur’an. Shaitaan will come up with 1000 excuses for you. Be ware and don’t skip any class. It will help us receive LIVE guidance from Allah every day for the rest of our lives.
Reminders Remember the Du’aa Remember the Du’aa Don’t forget the 7 home works Don’t forget the 7 home works 1. 5 min. study (at the start of the day) 2. 5 min. recitation from Mushaf (Qur’an) without translation 3. 5 min. recitation from memory 4. 30 seconds study for 5 times (preferably before or after Salah) from the pocket book / POSTERS 5. 1 min. discussion about the lesson with your friend 6. Recite different Surahs in the Salah 7. Listen to the cassettes Pray to Allah after almost every Salah that Allah give you & your friends to continue this work. Pray to Allah after almost every Salah that Allah give you & your friends to continue this work.
Be ready for the next lesson! Allah has chosen you to learn Qur’an this Ramadan. Thank Him & don’t reject his selection by walking away! Don’t give up! سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ سُبْحَانَكَ اللهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ نَشْهَدُ أَن لاَّ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ نَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ