our khutbah will be about becoming a student of the Qur’an.
should be a student of Quran because of three reasons: in order to
remember/learn these reasons let’s remember the first three verses of Surat al-Rahman.
Allah says: ‘The most merciful, Has taught (you mankind) the Quran, He
these verses, Allah says he taught the Quran to the man/insan. 1) He calls
himself a teacher. If Allah called himself a teacher, who will refuse to be a
student. So we should be a student of the quran, because Allah is a teacher.
order to understand the second and third reason we have to know what insan
means. Why did Allah call us al-insaan. You know the word Insan, ibn al faris,
argued that it could be two origins, it could be nesiye, means human beings are
very forgetful, or it could be from uns, which means human beings are very
loving, we can show love to other people, other things, we have that ability, and
we have UNS in us.
there are two meanings of insan: we are forgetful and we have love. Why should
we become a student of quran, because we are forgetful, when people forget,
what do they need: reminder, one of the names of the quran is reminder.
is nothing but a reminder for all mankind’ (yusuf (12) 104). Quran is reminder,
because we are insaan, we are forgetful, so Allah says, I taught the quran
because you are insaan, you forget, that’s why I give you reminder, you keep
forgetting, so I keep reminding you over and over again.
reason, we have love. We do not just give love, we are looking for love, if we
are looking for love, and we have a hole in your heart, that we need to fill. We
can be rich, we can be very successful, but still you feel that there is
something wrong, because the heart finds rest/satisfaction only in the
remembrance of Allah.
in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest/satisfaction (Rad, 28) [Bilesiniz ki, kalpler ancak Allah’ı
anmakla huzur bulur.]
word of Allah fill it, quran was sent down for you and me. I do not deserve
that gift that is an act of love of Allah.
we start now, if we turn to Allah and say o Allah i want to learn your book,
you call yourself a teacher, i want er-rahman to be my teacher, it does not
matter whether you know a little bit, you know a lot, because you began
arrahman, there will be barakah in your learning, and when there is barakah in
your learning we will learn like we have never learn before. You might be a bad
student in history, when you turn to Allah’s book, it will become easy for us.
we have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who
will remember? (Qamer, 17) Allah makes
things easy, we make the intention, and then Allah will make that easy for us.
We have to learn how to read Quran, we have to learn what Quran says to us, and
we have to live according to Quran.