Capacity of the heart - by Omar Suleiman

Lessons:

  1. If you read the Quran, if your heart does not have to capacity to absorb it, there is no way you can get affected by Quran.
  2. If you have sins full in your heart, how can you have the capacity?
  3. How can we expect Allah illuminate and enlighten our heart with Quran when we already fill it with garbage and junk?
  4. Elimitate the poisons that are not allowing you to appreciate the Quran

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Know your soul - by Omar Suleiman

Lessons:

  1. People have different journey towards Allah.
  2. People have different ways of diagnosing themselves and being scholar to their own soul, how to bring themselves to Allah and how to purify the nafs.
  3. Set a goal high enough to where they inspire you and low enough to where you won't be discourage.
  4. Use your past as motivation.
  5. Find your calling, know your personality and learn how to work on yourself.
  6. Be rough on yourself when you have to be, but don't be rough on others.

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In the name of Allah ep1 (intro) by Dr Bilal Philips

Lessons:

  1. When we praise Him, we are worshipping Him.
  2. Allah loves when we call for Him often.
  3. After solah, say
    1. Astaghfirullah
    2. Allahumma antassalam, wa minkassalam, tabarak taya zaljalaliwal ikram (O Allah You are peace and peace comes from You. Exalted You are, O Lord of Majesty and Honor)
  4. From every and each Allah's name, there is particular act of worship that is resulted from it.
  5. A life should be lead in the glory of Allah's name

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The search for a sound soul - by Omar Suleiman

Lessons:

  1. You have to make the effort to consistently come back to Allah
  2. Blame yourself if you messed up and reconcile, don't blame others or external influences, not even satan.
  3. You are naturally born good. You starts off loving Allah.
  4. Satan gets you at one point, but Allah is much more than that.
  5. Sin, it starts of a small point, and it will get very far deep into darkness.
  6. If you are sincere to ask Allah to be amongst the righteous, Allah will make you amongst them
  7. You want it, it will happen.. but how bad you want it to happen?
  8. Love the righteous , try to admire and appreciate them
  9. "You will be with the one you love"


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Love for Allah - by Omar Suleiman

Lessons:

  1. When Allah loves someone, he will call Jibril a.s and say "I love that person and you should love him too"
  2. See everything as opportunity to get closer to Allah
  3. A person who love Allah has far more willing to do for Allah
  4. You taste the sweetness in fasting and salah.. you want to fast and salah more..
  5. Willingness to adjust your lifestyle
  6. Willingness to do things because they are pleasing to Allah, not because you have to.
  7. Have a personal relationship with Allah..
  8. No matter what people say about you, good or bad, it doesn't matter. What matter is what Allah thinks of me.
  9. Make you good deeds as secrets between you and Allah
  10. Talk to Allah everytime and anywhere.
  11. When is the last time you said to yourself "I have to meet Allah no matter I like it or not"
  12. Abandon the world before the world abandon you
  13. Do things for him because you love Him
  14. Do things for him because you can't wait to see Him.

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Making the changes - by Omar Suleiman

Lessons:

  1. Those who seek guidance, will be guided.
  2. If you want to change, when something is heavy on his heart, then everything around him will be a guide towards that thing.
  3. You need to have the sense of urgency, Allah will show you how to change.
  4. You have to make your relationship right with Allah.
    1. Eliminate the poisons in your life that aren't allow you to make a change.
    2. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
      1. Sin can dehumanize you
      2. Don't start. Istighfar the moment it came into mind.
      3. We aks Allah to purify us from sins and mistake that cause our du'a to be cut off and that cause the anger of Allah to descend upon us.
      4. At one point, you will be defined by your sin
      5. Stop yourself before you fall into that situation.
    3. KI.S.S - Keep it simple sunnah
      1. Find something small in your life that you are capable of doing it, and stick with it. Eventually that can be the cause for Jannah.
    4. Think progress, don't think backward.
    5. Don't become a terrible person on the way to the Deen..

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Being the best to our parents - by Nouman Ali Khan

Lessons:

  1. Ikhsan is being the best at something or to excel.
  2. The best of your courtesy or patience is for parents.
  3. Be good to our father, it doesn't matter if he was good to us.
  4. When people gets older, the expectation with child will be more.
  5. Old people become more childish.
  6. We can't even show our frustration to them..
  7. We show them respect because of Allah..
  8. We show them respect.  No matter how much harm they do to you, it can never outweigh what they did to you when you were a child.
  9. Respond with gracious words no matter what they say or do.
  10. Lower your ego for them
  11. While they're hurting your feelings, you make du'a. "My Lord, show them mercy...like they took care of me when I was small, I can never do them mercy like they did, only Allah can"
  12. The easiest way to gain Jannah is to be good to parents.
  13. Allah knows best..Allah knows you haven't do more to parents :(
  14. "I'm gonna be the best to my parents" - make it your resolution
  15. Do something extra for them.

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Tafseer Al Fatiha - by Nouman Ali Khan

Lessons:

  1. Alhamd = praise and thanks (noun form)
    1. Noun = person/thing/place/idea etc.
    2. Verb = past/present/future tense
    3. A noun does not have tense and it is permanent..
    4. Verb is temporary. Hence, Allah says "Alhamdulillah" in a noun form, it is permanent.
    5. When there is a verb, you have to need "the person who does it"
    6. "Hamd" of Allah does not need doers. "Hamd" of Allah does not depend of us.
    7. Whether we do "hamd" for Allah or not, it is still there.
    8. "AL" = all "hamd" belongs to Allah.
    9. "innalhamdulillah" by khatib.
      1. inna = for sure/without a doubt/ definitely
      2. how come Allah didn't say innalhamdulillah in Al-Fatiha, but instead he says Alhamdulillah? 
      3. There are 2 types of sentences. a) sentence of information & b)sentence of emotional.
      4. Sentence of information is when we teach someone.
      5. In Arabic, if we use "inna", it has to be information. It cannot be emotional.
      6. If there's no "inna", it can be informational & emotional.
      7. In other meaning, Allah speaks about both heart and akal in alhamdulillah."
    10. "walillahilhamd"
      1. When Arabic use stange order in sentence, it means 'only'. For eg: 
        1. I wasn't the only one - there's more info. or "I'm not your only friend" - means have more friends.
      2. Hence, lillahilhamd (literal: Allah, belongs the hamd) - means Hamd ONLY belongs to Allah. It does not belong to anyone else.
    11. Every human being know and no argument that praise belongs to Allah, so Allah says "alhamdulillah" in the beginning of AlFatiha because there is no need to debate about that.
    12. AlFatiha is Allah introducing Himself.
    13. "Rabb" means owner + the one incharge + the one who grow/take care + the one who give gifts + the one who maintain.
    14. "Al-alamin" means different nations + world
  2. Ar Rahman & Ar Rahim - (refer to previous note)
  3. The first 3 ayah of AlFatiha is the introduction of Allah (read the translation)\
  4. Quran is about conversation of Allah to us and from us to Allah
  5. "Iyyakanakbudu waiyyakanasta'in"
    1. "Iyyakanakbudu" means


      1. I ONLY worship you
      2. I give myself for worship and slavery
    1. "Iyyakanasta'in" means
      1. I need help from Allah to be His slave..
    2. You will always be a slave of something (think of materialism, slave of money, fashion, slave of love, food)... To be free from being slavery from anyone or anything else, the only way is you become a slave of Allah.
    3. Human being will never get away from being a slave of something.. but you want only to be slave of Allah..
    4. "Nasta'in" means 
      1. You try first, then help come
      2. You have to show your part first..
      3. balance..
    5. "Iyyakanakbudu waiyyakanasta'in" - 
      1. Ibadah is said first, as a reminder to us to do ibadah.. 
      2. When we become Allah's slave, it is for Allah.. 
      3. When we need help, it is for us..
    6. Rabb and guidance is not separable.
  1. "ihdinassiratalmustaqim" means
      1. Guidance.
      2. To be a slave, we need guidance..
      3. He is with us all the way
      4. We ask Allah for knowledge
      5. We ask Allah for His company
      6. We ask Allah to use straight path..
    1. "Assirat" means straight path
    2. "Mustaqin" means straight up
    3. This path, the farther we go, the higher we go up..subhanallah
    4. Hence it means, guide us to a straight path that shoot up.
    5. Allah wants you to build this world but understand that the true success is in akhirah.
  1. "Siratallazina'anamtaalaihim"
      1. Road that You make favored to, road that You showered goodness
  2. "Ghairilmaghdubialaihim
      1. Ghair means I don't wanna have anything to do with it.
      2. Don't want to become one of the person who receive Allah's wrath.
      3. People who knows but still do wrong things.
    1. Waladdhalin
      1. Lost people
      2. People who has no knowledge.
  3. 1st part of surah is about Allah
  4. last part of surah is about us
  5. middle part "iyyakanakbudu wa iyyakanasta'in" is about Allah and us...


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The mercy of Allah - by Nouman Ali Khan

Lessons:

  1. Alhamdulillah has 2 meaning - 
    1. Thanks is for Allah
    2. Praise is for Allah
  2. When you understand Allah is a master and you are a slave, you understand Quran.
  3. Every choice you make, you will have to turn to your Master
  4. Ar Rahman means:
    1. Love and care of Allah is EXTREME.
    2. Love and care of Allah is HAPPENING RIGHT NOW and IMMEDIATELY 
    3. It is NOT PERMENANT.
  5. Ar Rahim means:
    1. Love and care of Allah is always and forever
    2. It is not necessarily obvious or happening right now.
  6. Combining both attribute of Allah, subhanallah..see Bismillahirahmanirahim... it has such a beautiful and deep meaning.. (revise this talk in youtube)
  7. We are wrapped up with the love and mercy of Allah
  8. Don't think you are forgiven just because you do some good deeds and don't think Allah won't forgive you.
  9. Don't think you are going to hell.. Allah still make you live, let the air enter in your lung, that means He still want you to come to Him...subhanallah..

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Who Gets Allah's mercy - by Nouman Ali Khan


Lessons:

  1. Lesson from surah Al Furqan:-
  2. Special slave of Allah (Ibadur rahman) is the one when walk on earth, they feel weak before Allah, they are humble. They have humility.
  3. Who are the ibadur rahman?  
    1. WHEN people has no control over their emotion,he become humble and he restrain. Allah said "WHEN" not IF... so don't be frown, you can change.When people say things that make you angry, calm down. Deal with people peacefully. Let go of your ego.
    2. Those who spend night standing and praying at night.
    3. Those who ask Allah that he does not want to do anything with Jahannam, he does not want to see Jahannam even for a second.(pray sincerely...)
    4. Those who spend money, don't spend too much - not a cheapskate though. Those who spend within their budget.
    5. Those who call to nobody but Allah alone.
    6. Those who don't kill anyone
    7. Those who don't commit zina.
    8. People who does not witness bad company
    9. When they are reminded with the ayah of your Master, they take the advice, they don't forget the lesson.
  4. 1 - 9 = category of ibadur rahman.... (read surah Al Furqan)..
  5. Allah says everyone can be a special slave of Allah.... subhanallah.. 
  6. If you turn back to Allah and be believer again and serious in being good again, fix your faith and take action strongly, Allah will take all sins and convert to good deeds.
  7. Allah soften your heart, you must wait and be soft to people who has not get there yet.

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The Companions - Abu Bakr (ra) - Mufti Ismail Menk


  1. Abu Bakr's real name was Abdullah
  2. He was born in Mekah 2 years after year of elephant.
  3. He was a friend to Rasulullah pbuh even prior to prophethood.
  4. He didn't drink alcohol even prior to Islam
  5. If you see goodness in others, prefer to say goodness rather than bad things
  6. He was not from those who bow down or worship the idols. He always searched for religion. He always searched for the truth.
  7. He was the first among the free man to accept Islam.

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Month of Forgiveness - Nouman Ali Khan


  1. There's a war going on inside you.. throat is against you, stomach is against you, body is getting weaker. You train your heart to control your whole body.
  2. Body gets weaker and heart gets stronger, taqwa is in heart..
  3. Fasting is your training for your real life..
  4. When training goes on, it is easier..
  5. The thing that makes Ramadan special is Al Quran.
  6. Ramadan is about the miracle of Quran.
  7. Musa means newborn in egyptian and was in Quran..Subhanallah
  8. Allah gives us 30 days of NO shaitan, 30 days of Quran, 30 days of stronger heart..
  9. You memorize Quran for yourself.. it is the most sincere ibadah.. you don't do it to show off..
  10. To find new relationship with Quran
  11. Solah is a direct link with Allah..
  12. The more you are connected to Quran, the more you are connected to Allah.
  13. When you realize Allah is near, you will act differently.
  14. Recite Quran and make du'a.
  15. The goal of Ramadan:
    1. To complete 30 days of training
    2. To declare the greatness of Allah
    3. To be grateful
    4. To get taqwa
  16. The goal of fasting - to get taqwa
  17. We have to detox ourselves from gadgets at least in Ramadan.
  18. Materialism is killing us and the antidote is to understand the book of Allah
  19. You get to talk to Allah when you recite Quran
  20. Do tafseer study in Ramadan.
  21. Surah 62,63,64

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Ramadan Action Plan - Nouman Ali Khan


  1. Allah wants ease for you
  2. In the month of Ramadan, Allah makes special ease for you :)
  3. Strive fir perfection in this 30 days..
    1. Fix tongue, work with eyes and ears.
    2. No games for Ramadan... get rid of them.
    3. Stop the damage and the means of distruction.
    4. Goal to memorize certain part of Quran.
    5. Learn new du'a
    6. Fill 1/3 of our stomach with food.
  4. Everybody has to work hard on Ramadan
  5. You have to do better this Ramadan than previous.
  6. You are in competition with nobody but YOURSELF..
  7. Listen to tafseer..
  8. Stop the corrupt input (apps etc.)
  9. Get proper sleep at night

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Ramadan and Du'a by Nouman Ali Khan


  1.  Allah is waiting for you to ask..
  2. Allah does not give up on people..
  3. When we read Quran, Allah wants to talk to you directly..
  4. When we read Quran, Allah wants you to learn from Him..
  5. Allah tells you, He is near..
  6. Allah has extreme love for you..
  7. Allah responds right away, for even one single du'a, to anybody who makes du'a, whenever we call for Him.
  8. Allah asks us to at least try to answer Allah, TRUST Allah, believe in Allah, believing Allah..
  9. You can talk whenever to Allah..
  10. Allah will always be near to you.. honour the relationship.


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