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08: Etiquettes of Reciting Quran - Renewing Religion: An Overview of Ghazali's Ihya

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin reviews the chapter on etiquettes of reciting the Quran from Imam Al-Ghazali’s book Ihya Ulum al-Din. The Chapter goes through the outward etiquettes of recitation as well as the inward implications of those practices.

Learning the Quran and teaching the Quran is not limited to teaching, but rather should extend to an internalization of its virtues and meanings. The Prophet, peace and blessings upon him said: “the most virtuous of worship of my Ummah is the recitation of the Quran”. The virtues of reciting the Quran are many so one should strive to increase their recitation especially during Ramadan.

Ustadh Amjad explains in this lesson the 10 internal etiquettes of the recitation of the Quran:
[1] Knowing the greatness of these words, their exaltedness and their weightiness.
[2] Having reverence for the One speaking. Part of that reverence is approaching the Quran in a state of purity.
[3] Having presence of heart and leaving internal conversations
[4] Pondering the Quran
[5] Understanding as you recite the Quran such that you achieve a deeper understanding as you read.
[6] You remove from yourself things that prevent you from understanding, such as continually engaging in sins.
[7] Know that Allah is talking to you
[8] Being affected by the Quran, both by verses of punishment and reward.
[9] Experience the Quran and this is of many levels
[10] Absolve yourself from anything related to yourself. Such that anything you read about the people of righteousness you don’t think that this about you and when you read about people of evil that you don’t absolve yourself from their characteristics.

In summary, Ustadh Amjad reminds us that the Quran is the greatest form of remembrance and worship so we must strive to increase our recitation and understanding of it.


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How Loving God is a Means for Transformation

Sheikh Mokhtar reflects on a verse in Chapter 2 of the Qur'an on the love of Allah (SWT)


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The Art of Sitting Still

Living in such a fast paced world we often lose ourselves in the commotion around us.

Join Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui as we learn to sit still and realize the need to carve out a portion of our day to reconnect with the only thing that will bring peace to our otherwise hectic lives, the Source of all that is.

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How Does the Heart Find Tranquility?

Sheikh Mokhtar answers in this brief video:


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Islamic Spirituality: Purification of the Soul in the Modern Context

Leaving a Legacy of Islamic Spirituality: Purification of the Soul in the Modern Context

A talk by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

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Richness of spiritual Islam

This is a lecture by Shaykh Hamzah Yusuf delivered in Turkey.

He brilliantly explains how Imam Ghazali reviewed the essence of spiritual Islam.

Rituals without compassion are a wrong path.


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O Allah! Help me to be with You as if I see Your Infinite Beauty

A talk by Sheikh Mokhtar


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The Good Life

Imam Mokhtar discusses the secret of living a good life by leading the path of Quran and Sunnah.

This talk was held at the Islamic Center of Irving, TX on September 25th 2015.

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Contentment: the Property of the Believers

A talk on contentment at Leeds University, UK, by Sheikh Yahya Rhodes.

Biography: Ustadh Yahya was born and raised in America's midwest.

At the age of 19 he became Muslim in the San Francisco Bay Area and began studying with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and distinguished scholars visiting from Mauritania, Shaykh Khatry & Shaykh Abdullah Ould Ahmadna.

In 1998, he left for Mauritania to further his studies of the Islamic sciences. There he spent over two years sitting with some of Mauritania's great scholars, including Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj, one the great scholars of our age.

In 2000, he moved to Tarim, Yemen to continue his studies at the prestigious Dar al-Mustafa. There he studied with renowned scholars Habib 'Ali al-Jifry, Habib 'Umar bin Hafiz, and other local scholars. In 2005, he returned from his studies overseas to serve as a full-time teacher at Zaytuna Institute


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The Richness of Spiritual Islam

A recent lecture by Shaykh Hamzah Yusuf delivered in Turkey.

He brilliantly explains how Imam Ghazali (ra) reviewed the essence of spiritual Islam.

Rituals without compassion are a wrong path.

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Do it For The Love of Allah

Reflections by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf


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The Greatest Gift You Can Give

Often, our perceptions of others can have a significant impact upon their perceptions of themselves.

As Muslims, we must do our best to see goodness in others and to thus help them rise to their potential.

By seeing good in others and minimizing our perception of negative qualities, we heal not only the other, but ourselves as well.

Islam is based in adab (good manners) and in excellence, and when properly observed, helps create loving, healthy and harmonious relationships between people.

By eliminating negativity, we are in fact rising in nearness to our Lord Most High, Allah Almighty.

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To Be Dressed in the Attributes of God

It has been said that the spiritual path of Islam has been described as progressively becoming "dressed in the Attributes of God."

What this means is that only by increasingly cultivating our capacity for love, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, patience, forbearance, humility, light and beauty can we draw nearer unto the Divine Presence of the Eternal.


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Your Belief Will Be Tested

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stated to his companions that the believers will be tested in ranks according to their capacities, and that through such testing, that which is false is dissolved allowing the light and love of the Divine to shine through the awakened and purified heart.

All growth takes place and occurs outside and beyond our comfort, and so, the believer must learn to ultimately transcend all suffering and sorrow.

The Straight Path is the way that will ultimately take a human being beyond self and ego, and into the Oceans of Truth and Reality.

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