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At the end of this article I have included 3 charts and an explanatory note, as follows: 1.

A Chart (Series 4) that lists the titles of the 10 Six Minute Talks with the corresponding Talk Number. These Scripts or Articles could be read or downloaded from ScribD 2. A Chart (Series 3) that lists out the series of talks that covers the subject Muslim History or Islamic History. This interesting subject is covered in two approaches. One set of talks (Talk Nos 114 & 116) are an outline of what happened, and The second lot of talks (Talk Nos 117 to 119) is a description of the reaction of the Muslim world or the Muslim Populace to the changes or the social tribulations that were taking place right throughout this history. 3. A Chart (Series 2) that lists out the 16 Talks (or Episodes) under the series Knowing Allah Taaalah or Knowing GOD These Scripts or Articles too could be read or downloaded from ScribD 4. Notes to these talks or to these scripts/ articles

The main objective of these talks (and therefore the scripts of these talks), is to stimulate thinking. Sensible, rational and logical thinking. So, my message, think, think & think! Be sensible, be rational and be logical.

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Some years ago I was with some friends. One of my friends had the name Abdul Kareem and the other had the name Mubeen, and he was living in Slave Island (a Zone in Colombo, where resides some of the simplest and nicest of Muslims). Abdul Kareem told Mubeen (of course jokingly) There is one Mubeen in Slave Island, but did you know that the word Mubeen appears 7 times in Surah Yaseen? I thought We are often told that Surah Yaseen is an important Surah in the Quraan and in fact quite a few of us memorize this Surah, so if this word Mubeen is appearing 7 times in this Surah, then it must be quite an important word My good friend Abdul Kareem passed away some years ago. Big Man! Big Heart! We used to (quite often) go on Tabligh missions and his efforts and style of work is legend in Sri Lanka. Especially his willingness to work in difficult, cold and mountainous areas, like Nuwara Eliya, Hatton, Agarapattane and Maskeliya. May Allah Taaalah accept his efforts, forgive his mistakes, and grant him Jannathul Firdhouse!

So recently I began to read Surah Yaseen and list out the places where this word Mubeen appeared and then try to work out the context in which this word was being used. By reading the English translations I was able to make out that Mubeen meant to make clear, so the 7 times it appeared in Surah Yaseen it must be indicating to us that something is very clear or that Allah is instructing us to observe carefully because something has been made very clear to us. That something or those somethings has to be something important! What could these somethings or these things that are Mubeen be? I found this exercise to be really interesting. So let me list those somethings that have been mentioned in Surah Yaseen as having been made clear to us. Remember, it is not those things that are clear but it is those things that has been made clear. In Surah Yaseen we find the phrases; 1. Imaamim Mubeen 2. Balaaghul Mubeen 3 & 4. DHlalaalin Mubeen This phrase appears twice 5. Ghadhoowum Mubeen 6. Quraanum Mubeen and 7. Khaseemum Mubeen So what my friend told was correct. The word Mubeen does appear 7 times in Surah Yaseen. Let me read and discuss these words or these phrases, one by one; (See next page)

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1. Regarding Imaamim Mubeen, we are instructed; (36:12) Surely We will give new life to the dead, and We are recording what they have sent before and their footprints. And every thing we have enumerated in a Register clear. 2. Regarding Balaaghul Mubeen, we are instructed; (36:16) They (the messengers) said, Our Rabb knows that we have been sent on a mission to you. (36:17) Our obligation is no more than to convey the message clearly. I delved a little more in to find out as to how many times this phrase I was able to locate 7 such Aayaths.

appeared in the Quran.

In all 7 instances the Aayath informs or instructs us that the duty or the obligation of the Messengers (the Rasools) was to convey the message clearly

3 & 4. The phrase Dhlalaalin Mubeen appears twice in Surah Yaseen and means clear error So Allah is instructing us to recognize clear error. In fact I was able to locate this phrase Dhlalaalin Mubeen appearing in 15 other Aayaths in the Quran, thus with the two occurrences in Surah Yaseen, the phrase Dhlalaalin Mubeen appeared 17 times in the Quran.. Does this not mean that Allah is going in to much detail to guide us to recognize the signs of clear error Dhlalaalin Mubeen? 5. Now we have the phrase

Who is this clear enemy? Let us read the Aayath from Surah Yaseen. (36:60) Did I not direct you, O children of dam (Adam), that you must not worship the Satan, Indeed he is, for you, a clear enemy

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When I read this Aayath I cant help thinking, Allah is instructing us or warning us that that Shaithaan is our clear enemy (

Allah is not telling us that the enmity of Shaithaan is clear to Allah, we all know that. But what Allah is instructing us that that the enmity of Shaithaan has been made clear to us. This evidence of Shaithaans enmity should be clear to us, should be clear to me. So I ask, How do I detect or recognize this clear-ness? I ask the question, How do I recognize Shaithaan or even his enmity? How do I? I did a little more research and I found that Allah repeats this warning phrase 8 times in the Quran. In 3 instances Allah uses the wording;

), so I ask clear to whom?

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(002:168), (002:208) & (006:142) Part - and do not follow the footsteps of ShaiTn (Satan); indeed, he is an open enemy for you. In Surah Araaf Aayath 22 He informs us; (7:22) Part - Did I not tell you that Satan is your declared enemy?

Now how do we recognize Shaithaans enmity? In the Quran itself Allah instructs us that we cannot see Shaithaan, though Shaithaan observes us.

(7:27) Part - Indeed, he observes you he and his company from where you do not see them.

So we find that we are in a sort of a mini dilemma. Allah instructs us that Shaithaan is

us. Then Allah also instructs us that we cannot see Shaithaan and his Kabeelah.

a clear enemy or rather his enmity has been made clear to

Now when we put these facts together does it not point out that though we cannot see Shaithaan we should be able to recognize his enmity? We should be able to recognize his diverse and deceptive ploys and schemes. And how would this be possible, by learning about Shaithaan from the Aayaths in the Quran. We should contemplate deeply on the many pointers or Aayaths in the Quran that describes Shaithaans ploys, schemes and strategies and then detect his maneuvers in our affairs on Earth. This is how Allah has made the enmity of Shaithaan clear to all of us. 6. Then in Surah Yaseen we have this phrase Quran-um Mubeen, which means the Quran that has been made clear. The instruction here is that the Quran has been made clear, but then we must apply ourselves to learning from the Quran by recognizing that clear-ness. In our plight, an important step to learning from the Quran would be that we would have to seriously begin learning Arabic the Arabic of the Quran. Alhamdulillah, fortunately in this day and age there are many free sites on the Web where very dedicated and talented teachers are devoting their time to teaching this Arabic and the courses are in English. Is it not our loss entirely if we do not avail ourselves of these opportunities? Let me now read the Aayath in Surah Yaseen that mentions the phrase Quraanum Mubeen (See next page)

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(36:69) We did not teach him poetry, and it is not proper for him. It is nothing but a ZIKR and a Quraan that has been made clear

Here we are instructed that the Quraan has been made clear. Well, many of us or to most of us would say No, to us the Quran is not clear The main reason we would put forward is that we do not understand Arabic. This is actually not a good or even a valid excuse. We learn so many complicated subjects, and we learn these complicated subjects because we desire that knowledge because of the benefits that would be ours through that knowledge. Similarly if we had sincere belief that we must learn the knowledge that is available for us through the Quraan, then all of us would devote ourselves to learning Arabic. Now in this Aayath we are instructed;

(36:69) Part - It is nothing but a ZIKR and a Quraan that has been made clear,

So to me this Aayath indicates that a way of making the knowledge in the Quran clear is by doing Zikr of the Aayaths of the Quraan. Again to do proper Zikr, which would involve deep contemplation, we would also need to have a good grounding in the knowledge of the Arabic language. 7. The next phrase of Surah Yaseen that contains the word Mubeen is Khaseemum Mubeen which appears in Aayath no 77: (36:77) Did man not see that We have created him from a drop of semen? Then suddenly he stood as an open adversary (to Us).

So in brief, there are 7 Aayaths in Surah Yaseen that contains the word Mubeen, which means has been made clear Two of these instances involve the word DHlalalin or Dhlalaalin Mubeen which means error that has been made clear. The other 5 involve the words: 1. Imaamim Mubeen 2. Balaaghul Mubeen 3 & 4. DHlalaalin Mubeen which appears twice 5. Ghadhoowum Mubeen 6. Quraanum Mubeen and 7. Khaseemum Mubeen In brief we are instructed that 1. The Prophets duty or obligation is Balaaghul Mubeen or to make clear the Aayaths of Allah 2. The collection of Aayaths of the Quraan has been made clear or Quraanum Mubeen

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3. The errors we make have been made clear or DHLalaalim Mubeen 4. The enmity of Shaithaan has been made clear or ghadhdhoowum Mubeen 5. The rebellious nature of Insaan or Man has been made clear Khaseemum Mubeen, and finally we are instructed that every deed of ours good or evil is recorded in a registry that has been made clear Imaamim Mubeen. There are many things to think about arent there? Now, we would say none of these are clear! The message in the Quran is that all these 7 Mubeens indicate 7 things that have been made clear to us. But then there is a condition, an important condition. These things have been made clear through the Aayaths of the Quran. So if we wish to see these things or the message of these things clearly then we would have to recite the Quraan as it should be recited and then follow the instructions of the Quraan as it should be followed. That is what is important! Does that not make sense? Only the Registry or the Imaamum Mubeen would be made clear to us on the Day of Judgment, when all our deeds would be presented to us or displayed to us. (Or is the Quran informing us that the evidence of this Registry is clear to us? Interesting isnt it?) All the others would be made clear to us in this world itself! Imagine, the Aayaths of the Quraan would be clear to us and the enmity of Shaithaan would be clear to us, the errors we humans are making would be clear to us and so on. Maasha Allah what wisdom we would be endowed with! Now I began this whole exercise of looking into the word Mubeen because my friends name was Mubeen and we were told that this word appears 7 times in Surah Yaseen. But then whilst doing this research I was able to find out more about this word Mubeen and its many appearances in the Quran. Let me describe this to you briefly. The word Mubeen is derived from the triliteral root b y & nn (

All the words based on this triliteral root of b y & nn occurs 523 times in the Quran. For example: The word Bayna or between appears 266 times The Form 2 Verb Bayaanu or to make clear appears 35 times The Form 4 Verb Mubeen or has been made clear appears 119 times Grammatically Mubeen is a verb, and in Arabic is classified as a Form 4 verb. Which means it is a transitive verb and doubly so. Which means that not only is the Quran clear but the Quran makes itself clear. Which means the Quran is repeatedly instructing us that many things that we think are not clear would be made clear if we recite the Quran the way it should be recited and obey the instructions in the Quran the way those instructions should be obeyed. So just imagine, the Quran makes many things clear to us, it is we who have to take the initiative and devote ourselves to the Quran so that the true effects of the Quran would make these things clear to us.

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So when we read the Quran and contemplate on the message in the Quran we begin to get glimpses of the message of the Quran. Dear Friends, all this time I was explaining to you about what I was discovering about the word Mubeen. Mubeen means has been made clear and Allah is pointing out to us through His Quran that there were many things that Allah is making clear to us. Now like I mentioned the word Mubeen is derived from the triliteral root b y & nn. Another word derived from this triliteral root is the word bayan which means to make clear, to explain, to expound. Now just listen to what Allah points out to us in Surah Rahmaan. (55:1) The RaHmn (The All-Merciful Allah)

(55:2) has taught the Qurn.

(55:3) He has created man. (55:4) He has taught him (how) to express himself. So when we put these Aayaths together we find that; Allah tells us the Quran makes things clear. That Allah teaches the Quran and Allah has created Insaan or Man and also taught Insaan to make things clear. Wonderful isnt it? I think I should explain that again. Allah is Rahmaan or Beneficent - Ar Rahmaan Allah teaches the Quran. Allamal Quraan The Quran makes things clear Quraanum Mubeen Allah has created Insaan Khalaqal Insaan Allah has taught Insaan how to make things clear AllamaHul Bayaan. Wonderful isnt it? Allah has created us as communicators. We are His creation that possesses the gift of explaining or making things clear. He has also provided for us the Quran, which is guidance and is clear.

We have to contemplate on the message in the Quran so that it becomes clear and then we have to explain it or make it clear to others. So in the Quran itself there are 119 Aayaths that contains the word Mubeen. 7 of these Aayaths are in Surah Yaseen, and in Surah Yaseen we are instructed 1. Imaamim Mubeen 2. Balaaghul Mubeen 3 & 4. DHlalaalin Mubeen which appears twice

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5. Ghadhoowum Mubeen 6. Quraanum Mubeen and 7. Khaseemum Mubeen Now you could ask the question How does the Quran make things clear? Let me read to you some Aayaths from the Quran that explains this. Aayath No 20 of Surah Saad, points out to us some of the objectives of the Quran or the Kithaab.

(38:29) This is a blessed Book We have revealed to you, they deliberate in its verses, and its Zikr is done by the men of understanding

Which obviously implies that if we want to understand the true meanings of the Quran, then we should do its Zikr. How do we do Zikr? This too is explained through many Aayaths in the Quran. Let me read just two of them. These are Aayath Nos 190 & 191 of Surah Aal E Imraan.

(3:190) Surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are signs for the people of wisdom,

(3:191) who remember Allah standing and sitting, and (lying) on their sides, and ponder on the creation of the heavens and the earth (and say) Our Rabb, You have not created all this in vain. We proclaim Your purity. So, save us from the punishment of Fire.

Let me now read a few Aayath from the Quran that points out to us the message in the Quran, and how Allah has made this message clear to us and it is for us to explain or make clear these Aayaths or these signs to others.

(6:157) Part -Now there has come to you a clear sign from your Rabb, and a guidance and mercy. So, who is more unjust than the one who gives the lie to the verses of Allah and turns away from them?

So in this Aayath Allah points out to us 3 qualities of the Quran. It is a clear sign from our Rabb FaQadh Jaaakum Baiyyinaathum Mir Rabbikum It is guidance Wa Hudhan

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It is a mercy Wa Rahmathun Similarly, let me read Aayath No 57 of Surah Yunus

(10:57) O men, there has come to you an advice from your Rabb, and a cure for the ailments of your hearts, and guidance and mercy for the believers.

In this Aayath Allah is pointing out to us another 3 sublime qualities of the Quran It is an advice or a counsel from our Rabb = MauwiDHzathum Mir Rabikum It is a cure for the ailments of the Swudhoor or the heart Wa Shifaaul lima Fee Swudhoori It is a guidance and a mercy for those who are believers Wa Hudha(n)w Wa Rahmathuthul lil Mumineen. There are many more such Aayaths explaining many facts to us. Facts that are not obvious. These facts or these Aayaths of the Quran is what would give us wisdom and let us understand many of the mysteries of the world. It is for all of us to realize the importance of this message and devote our time to learning, learning from the Quran. Not just learning to recite the Quran with Tajweed. Not just learning to memorize selected Surahs from the Quran. But we must also actually more importantly, we must devote time to learning Arabic and then learn the art of reading each Aayath of the Quran whilst seriously contemplating on each word used in every Aayath. As we keep on doing this then we would find that Aayaths as well as words in Aayaths would begin to make connections with other Aayaths and other similar word in the other Aayaths of the Quran. Then and only then would be begin to see the picture that the Quran is painting for all of us to appreciate. Learning and understanding the Quran is a great intellectual exercise. Only when we get down to studying it as an intellectual achievement would be seriously attempt to understanding the words phrases and Aayaths of the Quran. I sincerely pray and hope that all of you benefit from these talks as much as I benefit from preparing and then presenting these talks to you. May Allah Taaalah guide us all and accept us all. Jazza Kalla Khairan. Assalamu Alaikum
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Series 4

The Talks Numbered 125 to 134 are a series of Six Minute Talks presented in the month of Ramadhlaan (2013). The titles are as follows: Talk No Talk Number & Title 125 The Muslim 126 Shaithaan 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 How did the Prophets Earn? The Swudhoor Scoldings the Prophet Received Understanding Allahs Justice Arabic language of the AQL Pretending to be Mumin Jinns and Insaan The Mu'min Comments

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Series 3 Note on Talks on History of Muslims

As Muslims it is necessary that we are aware of the History of Muslims over the last 1400 years. It is necessary for us to realize the winds of change over these last 1400 years especially since Muslim Populations have been through quite some turbulent times. I have covered this vast area in 5 talks. (This is insufficient) The first two talks were on the history and the next three talks were from another viewpoint. I discuss the response of the Muslims due to the many changes that were affecting their lives their religion and thus their culture. These Talks are numbered and titled as follows: Talk No 114 116 117 118 119 Topic The History Series The Effects of 1400 Years - Part 1 Effects of 1400 years - Part 2 The Muslim Response Series The Religious Response of Muslims due to Events surrounding the Caliphates of the Khulafaa Ur Raashidheen The Religious Response of Muslims due to Events surrounding the beginning of the Ummayyads The Religious Response of Muslims due to Events in the Period of the Muslim Empires Date Broadcast Jan 25th 2013 Feb 8th 2013 Feb 22nd 2013 March 29th 2013 April 5th 2013

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Series 2 The Talks numbered 054 to 071 is under a series titled Knowing Allah Taaalah or Knowing GOD
The details of the scripts of these 16 Episodes (Talks) are as follows;
Talk No Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Talk Number & Title 054 Ilm Knowing Allah 055 Rationality - The Foundation of Islam 056 Is Man Special? 057 Ar Rahmaan - The Beneficent 058 Nature or GOD? 059 Our Relationship with GOD! Sub Series: 060 Is this what we are created for? (Is this what we are created for? Part 1) Sub Series: 061 What do we see on Earth (Is this what we are created for? Part 2) Sub Series: 062 Who are WE? Where do we fit in? (Is this what we are created for? Part 3) Sub Series: 063 Our benefits on Earth (Is this what we are created for? Part 4) Sub Series: 066 What makes us 'Stand Out'? What makes us 'Special'? (Is this what we are created for? Part 5) Sub Series: 067 Who is in charge? (Is this what we are created for? Part 6) Sub Series: 068 What ALLAH Teaches Us, About Himself (Is this what we are created for? Part 7) Sub Series: 069 Our Special Faculties How they should be used, How they should not be used! (Is this what we are created for? Part 8) Sub Series: 070 The TWO Paths 071 Is this what we are created for? A review of Parts 1 to 8 from the Sub Series Is this what we are created for? Date Broadcast th Dec 9 2011 Dec 16 2011

Details of Picture on Cover Wellawatte Jummah Mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka Parasangaswewa Mosque (a remote village) in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka Mutwal Jummah Mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka The Akbar Mosque in Slave Island, Colombo, Sri Lanka Mosque in Matara, from the Southern Province of Sri Lanka Beach Mosque at Kalmunaikudi in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka A Mosque in the Kurnegala District, Sri Lanka Maradana Jummah Mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka Colpetty Jummah Mosque, in Colombo, Sri Lanka The Jummah Mosque at Natpidimunnai, in the Ampara District, Sri Lanka The Devatagaha Mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka A Mosque in a rural village in the Ampara District, in Sri Lanka The Jummah Mosque in Oluvil a village in the Ampara District, Sri Lanka The Dhanakawewa Jummah Mosque in a remote village in the Anuradhapura District in Sri Lanka Mosque at Madhavakulam in the Puttlam District, Sri Lanka A Mosque by a river in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

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Please Note
1. I have had the great privilege, (since Aug 2010), of presenting talks on the weekly Radio Program Culture of Islam [Friday 5.30 to 6.00 am, Radio Sri Lanka - FM 97.4] 2. Since these are Radio Talks, I refer to, or address the audience as listeners 3. I am well aware that the audience to these talks would consist of people belonging to a variety of faiths. So as to make people of all faiths feel included, I very often use words and names that are common to all religions. 4. For these reasons, I use the name GOD, as well as Abraham, Moses, Jesus etc as well as the names Allah, Ibrahim (Alaihis Salaam), Moosa (Alaihis Salaam), Easa (Alaihis Salaam) etc 5. Muslims by habit usually say Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam, when the name of Prophet Muhammad is mentioned, and Alaihis Salaam' when the name of a Prophet is mentioned. However, in these series of talks I have reduced the use of these prayers & sayings to the bare minimum. 6. Muslims, also by habit, use a number of Arabic prayers or sayings, such as Alhamdulillah, Insha Allah and so on. Again, I have reduced the use of these prayers or sayings to the bare minimum. 7. Sometimes I have to write Arabic words in the English script. I have devised my own way of writing Arabic in English, as follows;

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