Saad Ibn Mu’ad

Saad ibn Mua’dth became a muslim at age 30 died at 36. Allah’s throne shook, 70k angles attended his funeral. All this in 6 years.
Shaykh Ahmad Saleem

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☆ SALAT ALDUHA MADE SIMPLE ☆

1. Reward: equals 360 charities
2. Minimum: 2 units (Rakat)
3. Maximum : unlimited (Rakat)
4. Timing: from approximately 10-15 minutes after sunrise to approximately 10 minutes before Thuhur.
5. How: every 2 units (Rakat) independent with a Tasleem
6. Other names: salah of Al-Awwabin is Salat al-Duha

Ayisha (Radia Allahu Anha) used to pray 8 units (Rakat) for SALAT ALDUHA and say: If both my parents were to return to life, I would not leave SALAT ALDUHA to go see them!

Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril

Gems Collection 1

A Collection of Qur’anic Ayaat with reflections,Quotes,Sayings and ahadith. My Gem Collection.

  • The Most Successful Woman in the History of Mankind is Fatima (radiAllahu anha) at the mere age of 29yrs she gained the title of “QUEEN OF JANNAH” by Allah swt himself – how many titles do you think you have won in the sight of Allah? And if you have other titles are they of any worth at all?? – Reflect!!
    – My Ideal My Inspiration “Az-Zahraa” – “The Resplendent One” – SNQ
  • “Sometimes I want to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world when He could do something about it; but I”m afraid He might ask me the same question.” – Anonymous
  • “I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. ‘So,’ I tried to delicately ask, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?’ ‘Well,’ she responded, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?’” – Uknown
  • “Slogan For Life”
    Everyone you know is fighting some kind of battle. If you cannot make it easy, dont make it tough either. – SNQ
  • There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the pointless drama and the people who create it. Surround yourself with people that add meaning to your life. Life is too short to be wasted on controlling, insecure, jealous and unstable people.
  • “A Muslim without a beard?! That’s a baistee yara. But then a beard isn’t some overall proof of piety either. Even goats have beards. =/” via Sh. Abu Eesa Niamatullah
  • I didn’t trip, I attacked the floor with my ninja style!
  • “You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  • So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday. ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  • Wallahi I swear by Allah, Life is About Ridaa’Allah. Everything else is just circumstance. Sister Rehab (R.I.Paradise)
  • “I finally understood what true love meant…love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” ― Nicholas Sparks (DEAR JOHN)
  • “We all make wrong choices from time to time. However, life is not about making correct choices. Life is about recovering, adapting, repairing and rebounding from those wrong choices.” – Shaykh AbdulRahman Chao
  • Boy: Boys are stronger than girls.
    Girl: Oh! Please, can you carry a 6 pound baby in your belly for 2 months? Feel up to 57 del (unit) of pain similar to twenty bones getting fracture at a time while giving birth. Can you cook, clean and talk on the phone at the same time? Can you walk all day in 5 inch heels? Can you cry all night then wake up the next morning like everything is okay??
    Remember guys, women are only helpless until their nail polish/Mehendi dries
  • “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – A Walk To Remember
  • After the death of his wife Umm Salih, Imam Ahmad (RA), used to praise her. He once said ‘In the thirty years she was with me, we never had a single word of disagreement’ Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi, Tarikh Baghdad 16:626
  • “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” – Mohandas Gandhi
  • “Whenever He hinders you from attaining what you desire and makes you resort to what He desires, it is a sign of His love for you” ~ Shaykh Abul Hasan Al Shadhili
  • I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. ~Rudyard Kipling
  • And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.”
    Look what happens with love like that.
    It lights up the sky — Rumi
  • We fear so much about the future. We forget that the script of our lives is being written by THE Creator
  • “The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.”-William Shakespeare
  • “We all know the routine: “Lower the gaze! Lower the gaze! Lower the gaze!” But, if the heart is not lowered in awe of Allah’s magnificence and His tremendous bounties, then how can we expect the eyes to lower?”
  • ‘If there’s just one piece of advice I can give you, it’s this – When there’s something you really want, fight for it, don’t give up no matter how hopeless it seems. And when you’ve lost hope, ask yourself if 10 years from now, you’re gonna wish you gave it just one more shot. Because the best things in life, they don’t come free.’
  • “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever” – Nicholas Sparks
  • ♥ ♥ ♥ “Stay happy with the little that you have from Allah, so that He may be happy with the little that you do” ♥ ♥ ♥
  • A woman needs to be maintained financially, spiritually, morally, and above all intellectually because women are creatures of sound, and men are creatures of sight, and above all you must know the art of a relationship, is based upon communication [Imam Malik]
  • You never know Allah is all you need till Allah is all you have – Shaykh Naviad Aziz
  • To be happy at the fault of others is a clear indication of a personal fault in you. – Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
  • ♥ “Whoever finds comfort with Allah, finds unwholesome the company of anyone else.” ♥
  • Uthman al-Isfahani saying about his wife, “The greatest hope I have for success in the hereafter is, I protected her emotions from any pain or trials.”
  • ‘All those people that you are concerned about, did they create u? Give u rizq? Heal u? Love u?’ No-one loves a person more than Allah loves him, No-one gives u rizq more than Allah gives u. So why do u concern yourself for other creatures, while u are surrounded & covered by the kindness & blessings of Allah? Are you deaf to this inner voice inside ur heart? May Allah make us all hear the speech of light!’ Ameen! – Dear Beloved son by Imam Ghazali
  • Shoot all the bluejays you want , if you can hit’em , but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird – To kill a Mockingbird
  • And Surely Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their belongings and in return has promised that they shall have paradise. (At-tawbah:111)
  • At some point, you will realize that you have done too much for someone, that the only possible next step is to stop. Leave them alone. Walk away. It’s not like you’re giving up, it’s just that you have to draw the line between determination and desperation. What is truly yours will eventually be yours and what is not, no matter how hard you try, never will be…. ♥
  • “If we had perfect power to determine our destinies, and perfect vision to see the future and know what is best for us, we would choose exactly the fate that Allah has chosen for us.” – Imam Al-Ghazali (ra).
  • “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.” – Lemony Snicket
  • Your souls are precious and can only be equal to the price of Paradise, therefore sell them only at that price – Ali ibn abu-Talib (radiAllahu anhu)
  • Knowledge is not what is in the lines or in the books, it’s what’s in here (the heart). – Shaykh Abdul-Bary Yahya
  • Oh Allah! Deal with us as your noble attributes dictate not as our deficient attributes deserve. – Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
  • When Allaah tests you it is never to destroy you. When He removes something in your possession it is (only) in order to empty your hands for an even greater gift! [Ibn al-Qayyim rahimahullaah]
  • “True equality will be had only when women don’t need to defend their decision to keep their bodies/faces to themselves.”
  • A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you than a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah – Shaykh Ibn Taymiyya
  • Your Lord creates and chooses whatever He wills. The choice is not theirs – Qur’an, 28:68
  • I looked at all friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all dresses, but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all types of wealth, but did not find a better wealth than contentment in little. I thought of all types of good deeds, but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience. – Umar (radiAllahu anhu) ♥
  • Et tu Brute? then fall ceasar – Julius Ceasar
  • Some Drink at the fountain of knowledge– others just gargle.
  • “I could not praise RasoolAllah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) with my words; rather, my words were made praiseworthy by RasoolAllah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)”-Hassan ibn thabit (ra)
  • “Is not Allaah sufficient for His servant?”
  • ♥ ♥
    ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab once remarked,
    “I have never seen anything stranger than a man who does not seek richness through marriage, even though Allah has promised: ‘…if they are poor, then Allah will enrich them out of His
    Bounty!’
    ♥ ♥
  • Be careful of laughing at others for perhaps Allah might excuse their ignorance and not excuse your arrogance.” Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
  • “We sought after knowledge for other than Allah’s sake, but He refused that it be for anything other than Him.”- Imam Ghazali
  • “People always think that their prayers don’t get answered if what they want doesn’t come to them. Remember ‘No’ is an answer too.” -Shaykh Mohammed Ibn Faqih
  • “Whoever seeks to compete with you in your religion, compete with him; Whoever seeks to compete with you in this world, let him have it…” – Al hasan al Basree
  • “When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, its not reasonable to grieve when its gone.”- Isabella Swan
  • “You might be far from Allah, but, He is close to you! Turn to Him and you will find Him”. If someone says, “I feel far from Allah”, ask them “Who moved?” – Imam Suhaib Webb
  • “Acquire knowledge: it enables its possessor to distinguish right from the wrong, it lights the way to heaven; it is Our friend in the desert, our society in solitude, our companion when friendless- it guides us to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is an Ornament among friends and an Armour against enemies.”
  • “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” ~ Rumi
  • He is a SHE-MAN! I hate men without backbones! – Saniya Rehman Ali
  • “If all the people are pleased with you but Allaah is not, what have you gained? If Allaah is pleased with you but no one else is, what have you lost?” (Ahmad Ibn Hanbal)
  • Immaturity is when one subjugates the other to serve the self.
    Maturity is when one subjugates the self to serve the other – Imam Afroz Ali
  • Disconnecting one’s heart from the life of this world is not fully achieved unless one also possesses a balanced character and a sound and upright heart. This occurs by purifying the heart from ostentation, envy, hatred, arrogance, and all of the negative qualities that we have mentioned in our work al-Muhlikaat (in the third section of Ihya Ulum ad-Din). These are the ailments of the heart [that must be cured], for an ill person is not one prepared for travel. – Imam Al-Ghazali
  • Be humble. Only fools take pride in their station here, trapped in a cage of dust, moisture, heat and air. No need to complain of calamities, this illusion of a life lasts but a moment – Shaykh Abu-Saeed Abil-Kheir
  • “Ease [yusr] & hardship [‘usr] are the feathers that give strength to the wings of your faith [iman], so that your heart and your innermost being [sirr] can use them to fly to the door of your Lord (Almighty and Glorious is He)” ~Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
  • A hundred years from now when you are alone in your grave, no one will care what car you drove or what kind of house you lived in. Prepare – Shaykh Abdul Bary Yahya
  •  Dear life, when I said can my day get any worse…it was a rhetorical question not a challenge.
  • ‎’A person will be with the one whom he loves.’ ♥
  • Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
    there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
    Rumi ♥
  • Of all the pleasures of this world, the one single thing that counts the most in determining your worldly happiness is a righteous spouse. Choose wisely and supplicate often. Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya

Surat Ar – Rahman Hifdh Guide

Surat Ar Rahman

Bismillah

Surat Ar – Rahman is such an unpredictable surah to memorize, thought it was easy because of the refrain but it was not, it can get a bit confusing and tough towards the end.

Follow the “Productive & Easy Memorization of Ar Rahman” and this table.

Read my tafsir gist of Ar Rahman HERE, HERE, HEREHERE, HERE & HERE

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Revise entire Surah

Wrong = Memorizing 10 Verses in 1 day and not memorizing anything for next 2 weeks.
Right = Memorizing 1 Verse everyday and finishing 12 Verses in 2 weeks.

Narrated `Aisha رضى الله عنها: Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم  said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even though it were little.”
(Bukhari 6646)

I memorized Surah Ar Rahman with the help of this software and followed the recitation of Mishary Al Afasy

SELF STUDY/HELP LINKS:
Ustadh Moutasem Al Hameedi – Tafseer Surah Ar Rahman Part 1 & Part 2
Ustadh Nouman’s Talk – Lessons From Surah Ar Rahman
Ustadh Nouman’s Talk – Qur’an your Companion  (An Added note this talk is so beneficial I have heard it nearly 4 times and every single time I am left with renewed vigor and zeal to study, memorize and teach Qur’an).
The Brother who Memorized Quran in – 2 months!
Tafsir Ibn Kathir of Surat Ar Rahman 

Bayyinah Tv / Ramadan – Day 3+4 – Surah Al Hadid Part 2

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Days 3 and 4 of the Ramadan 2013 Program bring the second of two parts of an exclusive session conducted by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan on Surah Al-Hadid, which will set the stage for the Musabbihat (3 special surahs) coming up as this month progresses.

NOTES / GEMS

1. Allah has full news of what you are upto.

2. Man tha allathee yuqriduAllaha qardan hasanan fayudaAAifahulahu walahu ajrun kareem – Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He will multiply it for him and he will have a noble reward? (Surat Al Hadid 57 : Verse 11) The “tha” in the above ayah means “is there anyone at all who will rise up to the occasion?” It implies that Allah azza ja wa jal is literally searching for someone like this.

Surat Al Hadid 57:11 3. After telling us, that Allah is the owner of everything and anything possible in the heavens and in the earth, why is Allah asking for a loan? Loan is given to someone who does not have anything right? ( After this question – Ustadh Nouman mentioned something so powerful I will be transcribing it word to word)

Why is Allah asking for a Loan? You have to understand this is a matter of integrity. INTEGRITY! In order to help you understand this,I will give you an example it is gonna hurt. Example– If my mother comes to me, my mother comes to me and says “beta can i borrow 100$? I promise, I will pay it back,I dont know when I will be able to pay it back but I promise I will pay you back, can I borrow just a 100$ please?”  If my mother had to say that to me,man…. if there was ever a time I would contemplate suicide that would be it. How insensitive and greedy and oblivious to the needs of my mother must I be and how greedy must she think I am that instead of telling me “give me a 100$!” she had to say what? “Let me borrow a 100$” and on top of that she had to say “I dont know when I will be able to pay you back but I promise you I will”. She must be talking like this because she thinks I am SO! greedy! I am SO! greedy! I dont even respect my mother enough – that she is asking me like this. Now Allah is asking the greedy Muslim who is holding onto his money like it is his and so Allah says to him okay you dont wanna let it go, atleast give me what? Give me a loan, I will pay you back.  The believer should hear these ayat… and.. YA ALLAH…. I am not that greedy… I will give.. I will give…

4. The loan to Allah is open ended, He azza wa jal will pay us back whenever He wants. We just need to trust Him subhanahu wa’atala that He will pay us back. Allah will give us back extra coupled with “noble ajar”.

5. What was happening when these verses were revealed? The companions were listening and crying (reflecting on the state of their emaan) and the prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam is feeling bad for his companions. The believers are being scolded by prophet through the words of Allah (Qur’an).

6. ALLAH HONORS MUSLIM WOMEN PARTICULARLY IN THE QUR’AN!  
SubhanAllah and the haters say Muslim women are oppressed!?!
Surah Al Hadid 57 : Verse 12 Yawma tara almu/mineena walmu/minat
In this verse Allah is saying “Mumineen” and “Muminat”. Linguistically Mumineen means both male and female believers, then why did Allah mention muminat? Why dint He swt just say mumineen in the ayaat and proceed. Allah is highlighting muminat (Female believers particularly), in this way Allah is specially honoring Muslim Women! Allah is saying their level of emaan and stand might be different on the day of judgment (tears of joy!! 🙂 🙂 ) their struggles may be different. Allah is acknowledging that the struggles of Muslim women may be higher and different and so will be their stand on the day of judgement – subhanAllah!

7. The day of judgment is dark – we have to cross the bridge of sirat (everyone has to cross it -no exception) to reach to jannah our REAL HOME! – What will help us? The light that emanates because of the emaan in our hearts! (U.NAK reminds of how he earlier taught us that the only thing that matters is eeman in our hearts nothing else). Our Emaan/Faith will be converted to a torch lighting our path ahead towards jannah! (inshaAllah!)

Wa-in minkum illa wariduha – And there is none of you except he will come to it. [Surat Al Maryam 19:71]

8. Light will be running through our RIGHT HAND and our CHEST. Light from the RIGHT HAND will be because of our deeds and from our CHEST will be because of our emaan.Allah subhanahu wata’alaa never exclusively mentions light of hand or light of chest these two lights are always mentioned together.

9. MIND BLOWING GEM : So why is it that Allah mentions both the lights together “always”? Because it is impossible to have the light of emaan in your heart and to not make it obvious through actions/change/deeds. *pause here for some serious reflection* Example: Brother I have Eeman in my heart – I don’t pray though. See if this works for you on the judgement day. Because according to Qur’an you either have both or NOTHING!

10. For some of us the light will extend only for a few feet and for some it will run forward and be unlimited.

11. Allah congratulates the ones who make it to jannah. The word “jannatun” in Ayah 12 means that the people of jannah will be able to see “multiple gardens” which is possible only in jannah. In duniya we can never see more than one garden. You dont see just one property that belongs to you – YOU SEE MULTIPLE PROPERTIES TOGETHER! (Ust.NAK compares this with the man in surah Kahf who had 2 gardens and could see only 1 at a time). In surah Kahf its not Jannat.

12. On the day of judgment prophet will not be pained by the sight of munafiqeen, he will only be able to see the believers.

13. SCARY GEM : In this verse Allah highlights hypocritical women the way he praised the believing women (In verse 12). Allah is saying the hypocrisy,ego and emotions of hypocritical women is different than that of hypocritical men. It may be higher and their punishment might be greater and higher as well. Just the way Allah went out of the way to praise believing women he went out of the way to codemn hypocritical women. “Yawma yaqoolu almunafiqoona walmunafiqat – On the [same] Day the hypocrite men and hypocrite women” [Surat Al Hadid 57:13]

14. The disbelievers want to share the light of the believers but they will be told off and will be asked “to go back and seek light” (go back where? go back to duniya and see if you can find any light – this is said in a sarcastic way). All of your priorities+exhaustion and thoughts were about duniya, go and get your light from there!

15. Since the disbelievers cannot go back to duniya they try to catch up with the believers moving towards jannah and then suddenly a wall is dropped infront of them which has a “door”. The door is for people who will burn in hellfire for thousands for years and may be they had a little eeman, it is through this door that they will go back to jannah. This door might open for some eventually but they have to pay their price in hell.

16. One side of the wall is rahma (hidden side) and the other side is punishment (obvious side). The hypocrites call out to disbelievers for help through the wall.
Examples: Hey we went to the same masjid together, We played ball together why are you ditching us now.

17. The hypocrites did deeds they knew will take them away from Allah, they put themselves in fitna, they put themselves in questionable circumstances! They partied, they indulged in haraam stuff, they delayed their tawbah (Excuses:Ramadan is 3 months away man dont pester me, In Ramadan – it is not the 27th yet chill…, Don’t worry I am going to hajj next year cut me slack bro).

Alcohol and gambling are not just haraam, they are abominations and evils from the work of shaytan. Pork is haraam but they are not evil, they are just animals. Alcohol and gambling are evil!! Not every haraam is equal these are special haraam categories.

18. When you keep putting things to a later date shaytan fills you with delusions and false hopes. Until death comes and all the justifications and excuses disappear!!

19. In the akhira the munafiqoon (the hypocrite muslims) will be put in the same category as kafir (May Allah protect and guide us and keep us away from hypocrisy). No ransom will be accepted from the hypocrite believers or the unbelievers by Allah on the day of judgement.

Allah might possibly (not gauranteed He might out of his rehma) forgive other sins but shirk He will not forgive.

20. Allah is telling prophet that he will not forgive the hypocrites even if the prophet asks 70 times for their forgiveness. Munafiq is a kind of mushrik – he commits HIDDEN SHIRK.
a) Shirk in Tawakkul – His expectations are from other than Allah.
b) Shirk an Eemaani –   His hopes are from other than Allah.
c) Shirk ut-Taa’ah – His obedience is from other than Allah – he obeys himself and his desires and NOT ALLAH.

21. 16th ayah is the one I wanted to talk to you about – U.NAK
57:16

22. Hasnt the time come ALREADY?! Isnt it time right now?! LAM in the ayah means wasnt it it time right now – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? It means you are already late!

Is it not time for those who claim to have eeman, that their hearts should over flow with tears? With overwhelming sense of awe and amazement? You should become humble and that power should drive you to remember Allah.

23. Time is already up. The time is RIGHT NOW to get back to Qur’an and Allah.

24. Our hearts should be filled with awe due to the remembrance of Allah. It also means the other way round our hearts should also be filled with awe because WE DID NOT remember Allah the way he deserved to be remembered.

The hearts of believers should flood with tears because of Qur’an. The believers should long for Qur’an. Our hearts should be filled with overwhelming sense of emotion that we have not connected with the Qur’an yet.

25. What came down i.e, qur’an is worthy of time and attention. It has rights over you. Qur’an is not just a casual read. It is going to come after you. You owe it. Every opportunity the believer gets to get closer to the Qur’an he/she if they have understood this ayah will take it.

26. Allah is telling us it’s time for us to stop acting like those who were given books before, the failed nations who had ritualistic and no real relation with their books. Our hearts are becoming like rocks – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Our hearts are becoming like rocks because we are acting like the previous nations. Those who had the books, who knew how to recite, they read it but never knew what it meant. Our hearts are becoming like rocks.

27. They had taurat and injeel but they did not benefit from it.
Similar examples of Muslims these days
a) Imam saab I have fever which surah should I recite?
b) Imam saab my daughter is getting married which surah should I recite after the DJ stops playing.
c) What dua should I make from the Qur’an if I am looking for a job?
Did Qur’an come for this?
Or did qur’an come to change us as human beings and to change our hearts and to get us closer to Allah azza wa jal??

28. We are hanging Qur’an in our homes, we are printing it on silk, we are having art exhibits. Blood was spilled for this book. What are we doing with it?!!! Now everything we do with qur’an has become ceremonial.

29. We celebrate when someone memorizes quran and few years down the line when he or she is an adult they still dont know what they are reciting. The one leading taraweeh doesn’t know what he is reciting what do you expect from the congregation?!

30. We are giving our kids artificial goals. The biggest goal in their life is to lead taraweeh.

Qur’an is not a trophy. Huffadh back in the day were called  “Hamil-e-Quran” =”Carriers of Qur’an” because they knew they were carrying a big responsibility.

31. This book will either testify “for” you and me on the judgement day or it will testify “against” us.

IMPORTANT: Download the podcasts and listen to them (http://podcast.bayyinah.com/) it will cost you just your time. At least your salaah will be better, you will know what you are reciting.

32. WHAT MAKES RAMADAN SPECIAL? It is not the pakore or the samose or the fasting. QUR’AN CAME IN IT! The first thing Allah said about ramadan is that qur’an came in it.

Narrated by Abidah al-Mulayki (ra) Allah’s Messenger (saws) said, “Do not make the Qur’an a pillow, but recite it as it deserves to be recited during the night and the day.  Recite it aloud, chant it,  and consider its contents, perhaps you may prosper;  but do not seek to obtain reward for it in this world, for it provides rewards.”
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2210

“When you start tasting the recitation of the Qur’an no music will take its place, you will not need to have a fatwa whether music is halal or haraam. Music will become just irrelevant to you because qur’an the divine melody the divine music revealed music that will just flow in your heart and you will never wanna whistle a tune again. Dive and pull out the pearls of Qur’an – so you can become people of success.”
– Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan