My dear brothers and sisters,
I began working at Masjid al-Noor on October 1st, 2014, and it was the most difficult decision I have ever made in my life. I had to move my work, change my friends, and move my house. It
was not the easiest process; however, by the will of Allah swt, and meeting very well-mannered and well-educated people like all of you, I came to realize the great responsibility I had. I would have to teach your children from my heart – and I hold this position with great honor.
Alhamdulilah, Allah swt has put blessings between us and has brought us to this point today. All of our success comes from the blessing of Allah swt alone. My brothers and sisters, we are gathered here today to celebrate the holy Quran and celebrate you and your children, whose numbers, by the will of Allah swt, has reached 100 students from all ages. Allah says in the Quran in Surat Yunus “Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice”
There is nothing more honorable or greater than competing in al-Quran al-Kareem, whether that is memorization, knowledge or understanding. And of course, those who learn the Quran must use its teachings in daily life. So for this let the competitors compete. We will not find a more truthful person than our beloved Prophet pbuh who said, “Read the Quran because it will forgive its readers on the day of Judgment”
Allah’s book is your vessel to success. Whoever holds onto it is guided to the straight path, and whoever leaves it will be led astray. Al-Quran al-Kareem tells us stories of the past. It is the best thing among us. It is our rulebook and it encompasses only truth. The more we embrace the
Quran, the more it multiplies the noor in our hearts and the more we are guided to better things.
The more we embrace the Quran the more success and happiness we will have in our lives. And the more we embrace the Quran the more Allah rewards us with strength in every aspect of our lives.
Allah swt’s book is a way of life. Those who dive into it and reflect on its ayahs will surely find all the answers. My dear brothers and sisters if the Muslim ummah wishes for good and righteousness, then it must follow the teachings of our dear Prophet peace be upon him and the companions, because this ummah will not change until it follows the ways of the people who came before. And the people who came before followed al-Quran al-Kareem.
Dear brothers and sisters, we here in Masjid al-Noor are honored to serve you and wish that we are always exceeding your expectations. We ask that you continue to stand by us and continue to help in building the new Masjid so that one day it may be a beacon of knowledge for you and your children.
-Qari Anas Daghameem