‘In a journey to everywhere’ ‘Between cities and nations’ ‘In the presence of the Wise Remembrance’ ‘The Lord of all hearts Has unified us… Has unified us all.’ ‘And for the sake of memorizing the book’ ‘We have knocked every door’ ‘We shall continue this right path, before things come to an end’ From my heart to yours By Allah, my beloved we would never have our power, blessings, adherence, beautiful life, raising our kids, or success, except with our close adherence to this Great Qur’an The prophet SAW, gave us a great advice He said, “I left you what if you hold tight or adhere close to, you would never get lost; The Book of Allah and my Sunnah” Our beloved, This Qur’an contains all what we would need in our lives ” And We have sent down to you the Book” ” as clarification for all things” Listen to this beautiful Hadeeth, the prophet SAW says, ” The Book of Allah is a rob extended from heaven to Earth” this Hadeeth was interpreted beautifully by Al-Hassan Al-Basri, He said, “People before you, used to see the Qur’an as messages from heaven, they contemplate it at night then apply it on the morning.” Our strength, success, adherence, beautiful life and our Blessings, never happen except by this Qur’an! By the will of Allah we all will travel with this Qur’an and with its contemplation We learned that he is at Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah So, we met him, Sheikh Osama Alsafi The reciter with beautiful voice, Known through nasheeds But, What most of you don’t know about him, is that That sheikh Osama Al-Safi is a Hafidh And Lastly he published a recitation of the whole Qur’an, with his beautiful voice ! – When did you Sheikh start memorizing the Qur’an – Your life with the Qur’an – Me and the viewers want to know all – Actually, since very young age, I have been to Qur’anic Schools – At Dubai, where I lived first, and then the area I moved to later – And even in Summer when I used to visit relatives here in Saudi -..the Qur’anic circles in Jeddah – The large number of teachers and different circles I attended – Gave me a rich variation of experiences, through my memorization journey – It is amazing that whenever I recite a verse, – I start recalling memorizes about the circle I learned it at – For example, every time I recite Surat An-Nab’a, – I remember my teacher who taught it to me in Am’mariyah, Jeddah. – Surat At-Taqweer, learned from shiekh Khaldoon in Buheel, Dubai. – etc. Each verse has a memory ” Indeed, for the righteous is attainment” ” Gardens and grapevines” ” And full-breasted [companions] of equal age” ” And a full cup.” ” No ill speech will they hear therein or any falsehood” ” [As] reward from your Lord, [a generous] gift [made due by] account,” ‘ My Qur’an, you are my life, and I repeat your meaningful words’ ‘ And I recite you in awe and tremble’ ‘ My Qur’an, my light, how honored is your reciter’ ‘ Your love is my intercessor before my Lord’ ‘ I traveled the East and West of lands’ – ‘But no land is ever like Al-Madinah’ – Beautiful shiekh, Ma’sha’Allah What makes it even better, is our presence in this place Which as Sheikh Osama said earlier, is like a piece of a heaven The mount of Uhud! The moment I visit Uhud, two thought’s cross my mind – The first is Allah’s words: – “Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds -” ” they will have the Gardens of Paradise as a lodging” “Wherein they abide eternally. They will not desire from it any transfer.” – Whoever enters a garden, they wish not to leave it
– May Allah give us Jannah -.. And because Uhud and the Rawda are both parts of the Jannah – This is as sheikh Salih Al-Mughamsy said, – is the mystery behind our desire not to leave these places – The second thought is optimism, – as taught to us by our prophet
– May peace and blessings be upon him – When he said, ” Uhud is a mount that loves us, and we love it too” – Despite the painful time they had in Uhud! – As humans, we usually associate sad memorizes with places they occurred at – So we recall those bad feelings in that place
– True – But he teaches us the exact opposite; – That Uhud is a part of Jannah, – and that we love it despite everything!
– Allah is Great ‘ Indeed the giant mountains over the horizon’ ‘ They tremble by hearing of the Qur’an recitation’ ‘ So preserve the book of Allah and it will always preserve you’ ‘ How happy are the hufadh with the Quran, at all times’ – These days we need a young man, a doctor of medicine who is a hafidh, A lawyer, who is a perfect hafidh, An engineer, who is also implementing the disciplines of the Qur’an – Sheikh Osama Al-Safy, you are an Engineer, Ma’sha’Allah, – You are an architectural engineer at municipal of Dubai – How could you have all that with the Qur’an? – And what is the effect of the Qur’an on your work? – One of the blessing of Kuwait on me is that – I was impressed By my Sheikh, Sayed Nuoh, – May Allah put mercy upon him – He was always keen to make us grasp the concept of worship – It is the integrity and building up – Glory to Allah, when you live with Noble Qur’an – And read it’s stories about the prophets and its rules – You conclude that this Qur’an is practical and applicable in life – That’s why the early righteous were ” walking Qur’ans,” – and also said, ” His ethics were the Qur’an.” [i.e. the prophet SAW) – So, If anyone memorizes the Qur’an but isolates himself from – the community, he will not be able to convey this light or – fruits of the Qur’an to the people – I see that one of the best places to serve people is – a place like the municipality, as in Dubai – There you deal with so many services – once I calculated them, I found them in thousands – All which can be considered as good deed of helping others – I am holding now the project of sheikh Osama’s life – He gifted this to me – Every hafidh who’s voice is beautiful as sheikh Osama is, – should dream of such a project, – which is to record the whole Qur’an, with his voice – It is a long-term Sadaqah – In his life and after his death – May Allah prolong the life of sheikh Osama Al-Safi
– Ameen – Tell me about this khatma, the one you gifted me – I love it
– May Allah bless you – 10 years ago, a business man asked me to record – the whole Qur’an with my voice – And so, we came to Al-Madinah to do it – Sheikh Muhammad Khaleel was to check the records – He is the brother of sheikh Mahmoud Khaleel, the imam of the Masjid – He advised me to postpone recording, because he had many – remarks on my recitation – He advised me to recite to a teacher – memorize the Qur’an, and I seek an Ijazah from him – then I can ask for his permission to record – So I followed his advice, and up until 2 years ago – My teacher had continuously said,”.. not yet!” – So he finally permitted me 2 years ago – He was with me during recording, giving me his remarks and corrections – Till we were able to finish it – Then we approved it by the Islamic Affairs bureau, After all that, – my sheikh said; this is only the beginning – You are to do many Khatmas – And you will find that each one is better than the one before – This how the Qur’an, the more you read it, the more beautiful it becomes! – ‘It is the best companion, whose speech is not boring’ – ‘and repeating it makes it more beautiful’ ‘ Ask my heart, for my heart has melted, of so much love for you my Lord’ ‘ Within me are verses, that protected me from any distress’ Dar Alfurqan, was established more than 25 years ago I am in the management for more than 20 years, praise to Allah [Sheikh Ahmad Lban] – This Dar is a big Centre for memorization of the noble Qur’an – Now it is under supervision of the Charity Centre – for memorization of the Noble Qur’an – May Allah bless them – Now, I am with Sheikh Adil – How are you Sheikh?
– Welcome – By the will of Allah, Are you good?
– May Allah bless you – How old were you, sheikh, when you finished memorization of the Qur’an? – About 12 years old
– Ma’sha’Allah – who encouraged you to memorize the Qur’an – After Allah, my parents did great efforts to help me – And of Course The Sheikhs may Allah honor them ” Indeed, those who recite the Book of Allah and establish prayer” ” and spend [in His cause] out of what We have provided them,” ” secretly and publicly, [can] expect a profit that will never perish-” – I say this from my hear, his recitation was excellent – His pronunciation, the stops and the start – I ask Allah SWT to have him with the Ambassador Noble angels – Sheikh Adil would you please give an advice from your heart – to your brothers – I advise them to memorize the Qur’an – After we did that, we have completely changed, 180 degree – Glory to Allah, when you memorize the Qur’an – All things go right, you have no clue how this happen!! – Moreover, you become very successful in your study ‘..Our Qur’an…is a clear light…’ ‘ for the worshipers…over the centuries.’ ‘ It is a light upon light for us.’ ‘It is our way to eternal happiness.’ – Our motto in Dar Alfurqan is; – Together we prepare the Hafidh in the city of the prophet SAW – Together, means with the teachers, the parents, and whoever wants to help – in the process of memorization of the Book of Allah SWT – Now we have about 500 students – Praise to Allah, the start was very difficult – hard working is needed – First, I started with the rules four 4 years – It was very tough, but I made it through that period – Whether I liked it or not! – Praise to Allah, I did it [ Hafidh; Ismail Al-Bukhari] – Then I started with first juzz, An-Naba – I used to memorize half a page each time till surst Al-Kahf – After that, praise to Allah, I did 5 pages every day – Ma’sha’Allah!
– praise to Allah – There is a reason for that, you know, you get used to it – At the beginning it was difficult so you did only half a page – and after going that long, 15 juzz – You wanted to finish memorization fast ” His command is only when He intends a thing” ” that He says to it, “Be,” and it is.” ” So exalted is He in whose hand is the realm of all things,” ” and to Him you will be returned.” – Sheikh Ismail, you finished the Qur’an 2 week ago – I believe it was one of the best moments in your life – How was the feeling of your father? – Truly, he was excited that he had tears in his eyes – And he was grateful – What about your mother? – Same excitement – So she was happy
– Yes – Are you the eldest? – Actually, I am the youngest in my family – Ma’sha’Allah, are you the only one who memorized the Qur’an? – No, all my 5 brothers memorize the Qur’an, praise to Allah – Ma’sha’Allah, praise to Allah – All of you are Hufadh of the Book of Allah
– Praise to Allah – And you are the last one to do
– Praise to Allah – Ma’sha’Allah, praise to Allah – Congratulation to you and to your parents – May Allah make them wear crowns and not one crown ‘ Elevate just because you’ve memorized, oh Muslim!’ ‘ Elevate to the Firdos level, and meet the Giver’ ‘Elevate for that you spent much effort to memorize it’ ‘And you worked on it by your actions and by teaching it’ -We started a new technique to motivate people to memorize the Qur’an – for busy individuals – We invite them to memorize only the suras that – its graciousness was mentioned in the Hadeeth – For example; surat Al-Baqara, Ali’Imran, Ya’Sin and Al-Waqi’ah etc. – Usually, when they join and find it easy – They continue to memorize the rest of the Qur’an – Allow me to give you an example of one of our members – He is a military person – He was very busy in his work – He said to me once I want to memorize the Qur’an – then I said to him; are you strongly motivated to do it – He said; yes – And so, he memorized half of the Qur’an in 2 years – Then he finished the rest of the Qur’an – and was transferred to another province in Saudi Arabia – Where he constructed a school for memorization of the Qur’an – and being loyal to our school, he named it Dar Alfurqan So many parents come to me asking to teach their children memorize the Qur’an I always say to them;; why don’t you memorize the Qur’an yourselves? then your kids would do! They say; no, we can’t, we have responsibilities and work We can’t memorize the Qur’an Only the kids can do Now I am with a person who proves that that you, parents can memorize the Qur’an with your children And during that, you will have a beautiful experience with the Qur’an in your homes – I have Abu-Ahmad and Ahmad with me – Lets listen to their beautiful story from Abu-Ahmad – How are you my beloved?
– Praise to Allah – By the will of Allah, Are you good?
– Praise to Allah – Tell me the whole story from the start – At the beginning, I wished that my son Ahmad memorize the Qur’an – I was very busy, so I thought, if I can’t do it – So I wished that my son can fulfill my dream – hopping that for my son, was a cover for what I wanted for myself – As if Allah wanted, – What didn’t happen in the past, would happen – in the future, by the will of Allah – So I registered Ahmad – When He memorized 5 juzz – Was that in Dar Alfurqan? – No, I was at Al- Ryadh at that time – So we started in the circles of the Masjid. – And because he spends a small time with the sheikh, – I used to wait for him at the masjid till he finishes – So, while waiting for him, I started to read from the Qur’an – Praise to Allah, after a while I found that I am memorizing – a verse after the other – Then I found myself sitting with the same sheikh, – My son is sitting with him
– memorizing with him – Praise to Allah, with the motivations by the sheikhs, I continued – Praise to Allah, I finished the Qur’an – Ma’sha’Allah, how long did it take you to memorize the whole Qur’an? – About 4 years – The beautiful thing in this story is that Ahmad was ahead by 5 juzz – when his father started – But Abu-Ahmad started then passed his son and finished the whole Qur’an – Now Ahmad did half of the Qur’an Ma’sha’Allah, – And today, he passed the test on 10 juzz, and I see happiness – on his father’s face – Ma’sha’Allah, praise to the Entirely Merciful ” O Prophet, fear Allah and do not obey” ” the disbelievers and the hypocrites.” ” Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.” ” And follow that which is revealed to you from your Lord.” ” Indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.” ” And rely upon Allah ;” ” and sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.” – Your father came first in memorization, this is done – Now it is time for perfection, Sheikh Ahmad – The competition now is about perfection – He may prevail to me on that – Always the father wishes the best for his son
– True – You finished the Qur’an here in this Dar?
– Yes – So as the tradition, when you come to the last verse – you make Dua’a and so, how was it? – That was one of most pleasant moments in my life – Praise to Allah, what I felt….. – Actually, I wasn’t with the people around me – I was with Allah SWT and the Qur’an, – with the last verses of surat Al-Baqara – At that moment I wished to meet the prophet SAW ‘When I breathe the essence of my soul’ ‘And the door of goodness opens for me’ ‘That’s when the soul flows with its scent’ ‘The perfume of love throughout the gardens’ ‘We travel in the journey of Qur’an’ ‘Along the roads of goodness and to home lands ‘ ‘With the noble target of life’ ‘It’s to win the acceptance of Allah’ ‘In the company of the Qur’an, the journey is sweet’ ‘Through the lights with reflections’ ‘With souls by impression’ ‘It has all the good and evidence’ ‘From the Qur’an to mankind’ ‘In all horizons and universes’ ‘We are in its journey at all times’ ‘Our only wish is acceptance of Allah’