A Juz A Day – 13th Juz
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A Juz A Day (13th): Allah Has a Plan for You!
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We cover today Surah Yusuf, Ra’d and Ibrahim.
Are all the wilhemina shaytaan regime smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah why Allah Allah He was highbeam Allah. He said that he was in the assembly of looked at a mini Sani if Kahu coli or bene at enough Antonia Hassan our Philadelphia de hacer una mattina Bernard, Santa Monica Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome to a just a day of seer. A daily summarize tafsir the Quran in Ramadan. I'm very happy that you're here today. Today we have the 13th Jews of the Quran the 13 SEP IRA of the Quran, and in this 13th Joseph the Quran, we will be covering three sutras. Today inshallah, we will be covering surah Yusuf named after the Prophet
Yusuf Alayhi. Salam, then sewer to rod or rod is thunder. So it will be talking about it references the idea of thunder, not to be confused with the basketball team. And it will also the last sort of that we'll cover today is Surah Ibrahim, named after our father Ibrahim alayhis salam and all these three sources are have each of them offer something very unique and very powerful. We will spend a little bit extra time on pseudo use of because through the use of is one of the most fascinating surahs of Quran Allah says about the use of that. It is no naka su alayka Sana la casa de Lima ohana ilica hadden Quran that we are going to tell you the best of all historical narratives the best of
all stories, and that is the story of use of a Salaam and it's a really beautiful surah and a really beautiful story that is just completely filled with lessons and, and, and food for thought. So we will try our best to do justice to it today inshallah surah use of the surah before so the use of sudo service around number 12 surah. Number 11 is Surah Hood that we covered yesterday Surah Hood, if you remember was talking about a how Allah subhanaw taala has a plan and are part of our faith is to believe in his plan, and to never give up on the plan of a loss how Allah that is part and parcel of what it means to be a believer to always have always trust Allah and never to despair, about the
difficulties of life. And that was demonstrated by a lot through examples and through a historical
narratives of the prophets. Today similarly, we have one story of a prophet and sort of use of sort of who that many prophets so Yusuf has only one prophet. And that is because his story is almost the same theme applies to it. Never give up hope, always understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala has a plan for you. Okay, that is the main theme of this surah understand that Allah has a plan for you. Don't ever think that Allah has abandoned you. And that is a beautiful message of the Quran. That is a message the Prophet Salaam that Allah needed to convey to the Prophet of Allah Azza wa sallam. And that's a message that we all need, you know, a reminder of on a very frequent basis because it's
very easy for us to forget in the ups and downs of life, that Allah has a plan for us. And Allah subhanaw taala is like he says, Willa hook, lolly buena, Allah and Rahim, Allah has full authority, he's fully dominant. So he is in full control, he knows exactly what he's doing. So our job is to show restraint, and express our Express patience,
in the face of the ups and downs that Alas, Padilla puts us through, knowing that this is exactly what he did to all of his profits. In fact, the most difficult of ups and downs went, the people who went through the most difficult ups and downs of life, were the prophets of Allah. So if they, the most beloved of all people would go through so many trials, so many difficulties.
It only follows logically that the rest of us will go through it as well. And thus there isn't. There shouldn't ever be the thought that Allah is doesn't love me, or he doesn't care for me. No, because Allah loves and cares for the believers, loves and cared. He loved and cared for his for his messengers. And the fact that he put them through trials does not negate
His love and care for them. Likewise when we are put through a difficulty or a series of difficulties does not mean the law does not love or care for us. And that is the powerful message of the Sooners sort of use of as you can see, I have like a list of items of what happens here. But I think this will be better talked about, if we look at the structure of the surah in this like little diagram that I just made today, okay, the surah starts off by Allah, Allah saying,
it starts off by Allah saying Alif Lam right. These are the verses from the clear book, in the novel Quran and Allah Bian La La comme de Lune. We have sent the Quran in Arabic so that you may understand another meaning of this for an Arabic and is the linguistic meaning of the word for Ana something that's recited. So we've sent it read, we revealed the Quran is something that's recited, and that re citation helps you understand the purpose of reciting the Quran is to understand it. Another meaning of the word Albion is not just that it's languages Arabic, which is I think, obvious, but also Arabi in old etymology means something that is very clear and not verbose. It's
clear and not verbose, as important as opposed to Agim, which would be unclear and terse. So
Koran is clear, it is a clarifies. It's not verbose, it conveys the message powerfully as powerfully as is possible. And that is another meaning of this core and anatomy and, and a lot of talks about that we're going to tell you the best of all narratives. In this course, all the stories are amazing, but this one particularly stands out this Surah Surah. Yusuf was revealed in one shot, and the whole story of useful Islam is revealed in one place, unlike any other story of any of the Prophet and his name is mentioned other places, but his story is only mentioned here. It starts at number four with use of an Islamic dream. He sees the dream he says yeah avati in Neeraj A to A
Hadar shadow cocom and shumsa Welcome aboard a Tony Sajid in my father I saw 11 stars the sun and the moon I saw them prostrate themselves before me Okay, this was his dream. Now, this is usually some as a little boy, this dream is a true dream from Allah subhanaw taala that he would become a prophet a great prophet and he would become the he chosen by Allah from among his brothers to be you know the carrier of the legacy of Ibrahim alayhis salam
Ibrahim Hassan Am I am sharing the whole screen you can see the screen right are you able to see the diagram here?
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is unbelievable. Now you got all right. Can you see the screen of the Quran now?
Yes, Okay, perfect. Yes, I want to I want us to like see both things right. So actually zoom in a little bit more to the translation so that people can read it a little bit better.
Okay, now let's continue use well Assam sees the dream is that says don't tell this dream to your to your siblings to your brothers. Because they were the main plot evil against you. And that is how Satan causes disruption among among people among family putting in
putting in these grudges between people. Now the next thing that happens is the brothers plot against use of an A Sonam is number eight Allah spot law says
if follow law you so forth who have boo Illa Amina Amina wanna know Rosa in a van and a few dollar Lin movie, they said to each other the brothers surely Joseph and his brother Benjamin are dearer to our father than ourselves. Although we are a band truly our father is clearly mistaken. There were 12 signs of of a cold. So you have Abraham and Sam, his son is having his son Yaqoob and Yaqoob had 12 sons. Yahoo's 12 sons are the 12 tribes of Bani Israel of the Jews and the 12 sons of
the other name of your school. This is Sarah so the kids of Israel the kids of Yaqoob are the
Heads of bunnies that are in the Jewish community. So there's 12 of them, a 10 of them from one wife, and two from the other use of and Binyamin Benjamin from the other wife. So the other 10, the older or the Elder 10 feel, even without knowing of new civilizations dream, they feel a sense of jealousy. And they say that's because like, use of our dad loves use of more than us, okay, the plot and the plot something extremely vile. Therefore, let us put Joseph to death, let's kill him, or cast him away to some far off land, so that our father's attention should only turn to us. And you can thereafter become a righteous people. This is an assumption that your father's attention will
turn to you. As you'll see the father's attention did not turn to them as use of left them, it actually remained on use of it set up.
The plot was then altered by one of them who said don't kill Joseph. But if you have to do something, cast him into the bottom of a well, and then some travelers will pick him up, okay? Meaning, let's put him in a situation where someone will basically kidnap him and take him away, far, far from us, never to be seen again. So at least he's not dead. He's alive. But also he's not around us. So our purpose is achieved. Okay. Now this happened. And they convinced their father that Oh, Father, let us you know,
let us as you know, take use of we'll go out for a picnic, we'll go play and enjoy ourselves and he'll be with us. You know, we're all brothers. And we will look after him. Why not a hula half alone. And jacobellis Sam was, you know,
he was unsure. He felt a little bit uneasy. And he said that he explained that I am not easy. I'm not comfortable with this. I would grieve it would grieve me if you took away with him, and I fear that less the wolf should devour him while you're off your guard. Okay, jacobellis lamb is trying to maybe Miss direct their request, but they didn't work. It didn't really work. They had a rebuttal for his misdirection. They said, well, we're 10 and there's a wolf. And if a wolf can fight, all tenants have all 10 of us off, then we are definitely losers. Okay, in this process, he ended up providing them with the excuse that they tossed him they cast him into the well and then a loss
pantalla assured us of Don't worry, we'll we'll take care of you that will not be unknown be Emery mhada usual one day tell them of this deed of there's a homeless man, they don't realize who you are, right away Allah, Allah converted Yusuf Ali Salaam, saying, don't worry about it, you'll be fine. And you will come out victorious in this and that's one of the things that we have to understand. Allah has a plan, always, always less popular has a plan, particularly when something happens that we don't control, usually sounding controllers, he couldn't do anything about it.
In that, in the case of that, in the face of that last potluck, confirmed him saying, Don't worry, you'll be fine. And that is an extent by extension to all of us, that when something happens out of our control, we didn't do anything to deserve it. Don't worry, trust us. Trust Allah, there is a plan. There is something that Allah has in store for you. That is better just have to be patient, and you have to trust him. That is what happens. They come back to their father crying, you know, putting on a show that's Oscar worthy. I shot a goon. They say hey, that we were actually you know, racing and whatnot. Any wolf eat Joseph, right? Wouldn't you like? Like, wouldn't you like what a
coincidence, right? It was devoured him.
And then they bought or they brought his shirt, saying, look, here's what happened. The wolf ate him. And here's blood on his shirt. Of course. The as the Quran says, well, Joe alchemise even them and Kathy, this was false blood. This was false blood. Meaning they were fabricating evidence. jacoba salam recognized it. Okay, logically speaking, you will recognize if the wolf ate like use of didn't like the wolf, take off his shirt and then eat him while the shirt is intact, and then the blood is on the shirt. Otherwise, I mean, generally speaking, the wolf would eat the person with the shirt, right? So the shirt would be ripped. Yahuwah doesn't recognize it, but he didn't interrogate
them because he knew they were not telling the truth. And then there is no point trying to interrogate somebody when you don't have any leverage. He's one there. 10 right, doesn't have any leverage. So he actually can't, he has. He has these other options. But he knows they're not telling the truth. That's what he knows.
For a fact, and he can put that together by circumstantial evidence. He says something very fascinating. He says, Well, so what luck and Phu Kham Umrah he rubbishes their story says your souls have tempted you tempted you to do something evil. I don't believe what you're saying. And what you have done is evil. And that is the temptation of your soul, the grudges that you've harbored The, the, the, the jealousy that you were, you know, building up and resentment you will building up that has forced you to do something evil and that is a reality brothers and sisters. If we leave bad thoughts, bad emotions linger for too long in our minds and in our in our hearts, they will be a
temptation for us to do something evil, they will eventually become it what should be done is like the door of the Quran teaches us a little bit of Bill Fedak at the end it says women shall be harvested in either hazard. This Dora is supposed to, you know, remove enmity from us. And as a loss protection from those who have enmity and jealousy towards us. There's a dog the profit that he would make that alone Mama habima Namath and OB I had him and Hulk take four main gowanda galusha, Nicola follicle hamdulillah sugar or LA whatever blessing
that I have, or anybody else in the world has and is enjoying that is because of you, you gave this blessing to me. And you gave that blessing to them for that hamdulillah sugar, all praise and all thanks is for you. This is a beautiful
thankfulness to Allah, Allah, a reminder to us that if someone is enjoying a blessing, that is actually because Allah has chosen to give them that blessing. And we shouldn't begrudge them for that blessing. Because that really is begrudging Allah subhanaw taala indirectly. So Subhana Allah here, this is a very important principle your souls have tempted you to do something evil, let us not corrupt our souls to the point where our souls will tempt us to do something or say something evil, a very important lesson. But he says for someone on Jameel for it is best to be patient. There is no other option, right? He has no other option. He has no leverage in this negotiation for
sovereign Jamil So now it's time to wait and let a law run the run this action or run this sequence of actions through its course now just wait for a lot of bring is justice either in this world or in the next well lo and Miss Darren Allah is alone
sought for help for what you have described for to help me bear the loss that you speak of. Okay. Now, usually Salam is
going through as he is he's rescued from the well by a group of travelers. But along with Stan, they he is sold into slavery. They sold him into slavery for a paltry sum a few pieces of silver, so little did they value him right? They didn't recognize the man that they had with him was going to be the next great profit of bunnies that are ill. And the chosen one of a lot pantalla at that time, didn't recognize him. They thought he was just some random boy sold him for a few cheap dollars. And off they went. But Allah, Allah helped us very solemn. He was then sold into slavery into labor, he was sold into slavery, and bought by somebody who wanted to adopt him as a son. The person who
bought him from Egypt said, lodge him honorably he said this to his wife, he may proved of benefit to us, or we may even adopt him as our son. So Subhanallah here Allah highlights that look, use of SLM went through a lot of difficulty and trial and betrayal. But
in the short term, Allah provided relief to him that he was sold as a slave. But as a slave that was like noble, a normal slave, a slave that would be like, treated like a child of the house, not a slave, that's a labor in the fields or something. So this is a very beautiful
You know, this is this is a small tangent, a very beautiful tangent that a lot goes on the when he says to us, we established Joseph in the land so that we may teach him the true meaning of events. It could become educated as he lives in the house of the Minister of Egypt. And God has power over all things. Our most people don't know this a lot. Potter knows exactly what he's doing. He's got a plan. He knows exactly what he's doing. But most people don't recognize this. Most people don't know this. You know, you may have heard people saying, oh, God works in mysterious ways. We reject that. We don't accept that, that cause
That implies somehow that Allah Allah doesn't know what he's doing. No, we say Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is has power over all things. While he was actually someone who was dominant we said Allah is dominant or everything. He knows exactly what he's doing. He's in fully in charge fully in control. We have our you know, our from our vantage point, our viewers, obviously very restricted and small. So we have to understand that we don't see the full picture. And thus we trust the one who knows the full picture and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala.
usable Islam grew and became us into a fine young man. And men he grew up into a violent man, the wife of the minister attempted to seduce him a lot what were like what are you know, he's, he thinks he's out in the, you know, he saved from like difficulties, but now unexpected difficulties are falling his way. He is now seduced by what are the two lady who was at her NFC, the one in whose house he was living, he had no place to go. He lived in her house, where could he run away? Right? And she seduced him by bolting the doors shut everything. And, you know, asking him to engage in, in intimacy. And he replied by saying my either love for God forbid, truly Your husband is my master,
and he has treated me honorably wrongdoers shall never prosper. Beautiful. And let me reminding her that your husband is the one who has treated me honorably. And also reminded that you know, he's a really good man, don't do this to him.
In all likelihood, laluna wrongdoers will never prosper. So it's a beautiful way of reminding himself or providing his reason, but also reminding the person who was perhaps losing their rationality by their because of their desires. But this woman was not to be reasoned with she wanted to, she wanted at him, she hurled towards him, he started to run away.
He started to run away.
And as he's running away, she's pulling and tugging at his shirt from the back. And she rips her shirt from the back and Subhanallah at the door that she had bolted, she finds her husband. Now she does have one ad and says, Well, this person was trying to violate me, why don't like what should be the punishment of the person who tries to violate your wife, right, like, you know, take care of punishing
us via some defensive use. I didn't do this, he was the one who tried to seduce me. But then Allah sends relief again, showing you the Chinese woman, only one of our household testified if his shirt is torn from the front, then she is speaking the truth and he's lying, meaning if he was pursuing her, and then she's defending herself, she would have ripped the shirt from the front. But if it's the other way, she's pursuing him and he is trying to run away, his shirt will be ripped from the back and then when they saw that his shirt was ripped from the back there realize use of is telling the truth and the wife of the disease. The minister is telling the lie. And at that point, this is a
very difficult thing. What do you do this is a noble woman this is somebody who you know has a high standing in society and used to Fantasyland despite his you know, all the good things about him is still a slave. Right? What do you do here? It's a very tough situation. So the man tries to brush it under the carpet under the rug it's like useful idea but Joseph overlooked this don't speak about this with anybody just you know, just don't talk about it. Don't mention it. And he says to his wife, you got to fix yourself with stuff add them back in equality mental health in okay.
But of course, words get the word gets out. And word got out that you the noble man's wife, the wife of that disease, tried to seduce her sleeve, like what is what is wrong with her? Okay, now, she heard of this and obviously want her to, you know, show why she or wanted to talk about or explain herself without having to say anything. So she invites all these people who are gossiping, gossiping about her, and introduces them to use a sauna. And when they saw him for a marina who a cabana, who they were amazed, they were awestruck by his beauty, a katana at hoonah. And they cut their hands because they had fruit and knives in front of them. And they cut their hands, exclaiming Harshad
Illa you know, God preserved us this is no human being this is an angel. So, here you are, the Minister attempts to seduce his wife. And then a the ladies also attempted to seduce him, or, you know, try to you know,
they get introduced to who he is. Now, at this point. They realize the people of, of the ministers of Egypt are like, well, this is going to be trouble right? You see, by the way, I promise
tempted and he is now almost being compelled by this lady. Right? Well, in a
way Lamia, mahamudra, who now However, if he does not do as I bid him, he shall be put in prison and be humiliated. It's almost like he's being, you know, forced to have an affair at gunpoint. Okay. Now, usable Islam says, oh, a lot, prison is better for me, I prefer to be in prison, then be with these or to then be doing what these women are inviting me to do. I would rather go to prison than having an affair with somebody that is well useful, as Thomas say, and that tells you about a person of principle of honor of chastity of virtue, that is what it means that you would rather prefer that you are innocent, but in present
instead of being
having an affair with somebody, violating someone, someone else's wife, violating the sanctity of marriage, or indulging in something that is a one of the major sins of Islam. Right, it crosses the line, a very, very grave line it crosses. So use of Allah sounds like I rather be, I'd rather have no freedom, but have no
like, have a clean conscience and have no no since then be in this sinful, compromised situation morally, and be free. Okay, it's like no other state prison. So panela. And that is a man of virtue and principle. And that is the role model for us. And our values. And our principles are, you know, like the mat, they should matter to us more than anything. And that's why use with Islam is teaching us here. Now. Alas, pantalla saved him. And the people recognize the ministers and the powerful people are like you He's so attractive, that our wives are losing their, their, their minds over him. Okay, so let us just put him in prison. There is no other way to solve this problem. Okay. So
they put him into prison alone, but now he's in prison. Okay, I am number 35. Now, I'll come back to what happens in prison a little bit, okay. But
what happens is, I am number 4030.
The King sees a dream, the king of Egypt sees a dream that there are seven fat cows, which seven lean ones were eating, and also seven green ears of corn, and seven others which were dry. Tell me the meaning of this vision my nobles, if you're going to interpret the visions,
the people say, Well, we don't understand what this dream means. But one of the people in the king kings court used to be a prisoner. And he used to be in prison with us while a sellout. And he asked us about Islam. The interpretation of a dream that he saw and useful Assam correctly told him the interpretation of the dream. And that's when he remembered that hey, I know somebody who can tell you what this dream means. Use of you truthful person tell us the meaning of this dream use for the SAM tells them the meaning of this dream is usually sold for seven consecutive years as usual, but leave in the year the harvest that you reap except for except for a little that you may eat. Because
after that, you will have seven years of great hardship and famine, which will consume all but a little of what you stored. And then after that will be the year of abundant rain. And then when people will celebrate by pressing wine and oil. Okay, so the King's dream, and the King's dream is interpreted. All right now the king is very impressed by that. He's like, bring this person to me, I would like to, I would like him to be with me is now going to be released, the king has given the royal order to release useful Islam, but useful Assam before he before he takes before he gets his freedom. He wants his name clear. And this is again a man of integrity, a man of honor a man of
virtue and that is what her Deen teaches us. Right? That we are people of the truth. We are people of Alaska. And the truth is what matters to us. So he the easy thing is this, okay, you know, I'll go out now I get my freedom and handle, I can do what I need to do. And I'll be you know, maybe have a job now because the king is impressed with me. And I have some money. But your name is still like there's a question mark or what happened. He's like, I want my name cleared because that truth has to be brought to the forefront. And that kind of justice often, you know in life is not always available. Right? But you certainly Salam had the leverage to make it available. And he used it not
for some material gains. He used that leverage to bring out the truth to clear his name because the truth matters to us more than anything else. Here again.
He brings out, he's like, I'm not coming out until my name is cleared. Okay, go back to your master and ask him about the women who cut their hands. My lord knows well they're Guile, the confession of the ladies the ladies confess, God forbid we No, no, no, no evil of him, nothing, he didn't do anything he will. That's what we know about use of Okay. And then the confession of the wife of the minister, the lady who was behind these, this whole shenanigans, she's like, the truth has come to light and it was I who tried to seduce him, and he is surely an honest man. And from this, you know, the normal man should know that I did not betray him in his absence, and that God does not guide the
plotting, of the treacherous. So now, the wife of the use of the disease confessors and use of monitor make sure that his master knew the person who bought him and honored him as a child that I never betrayed you, you should know that his name is clear, everything is out in the open. Now. So patola, he is made
to he is made, put in a special service. And that special service is that he is going to be aegiali Allah has put in a lot in charge of the store houses of the land. And that was his task, he became in charge think of him like as a minister of, of agriculture, right? Or, you know, he is the one who is managing the, the rations for the people preparing for the Famine that's about to come. In the next seven years his he has that responsibility. Now Subhan Allah
use various Allah, Allah again, goes on a tangent, because Joseph to be established in a position of authority in the land. He could dwell there in wherever he please, we bestow our mercy on whoever we please. And we do not allow the reward of the righteous to go to waste. Now I'm going to skip a little bit to go to the brothers learned their lesson. The brothers who had left us when Islam in the well, they
arrived in the court of use of not knowing he didn't he recognize them, but they did not know. But they did not recognize him. Right. They arrive at his in his court, and they're just thinking they're dealing with like a minister a higher up a prince, not knowing that that's their own brother. All right. Yes. Well, Islam knew it. He says something interesting. He says, unprompted read me, your brother on your father's side. Okay. He's like, I want to see your other brother. Okay. That should have been a hint for them. But they didn't take the hint.
They went back to their father, the Saturday father, Hey, can you know we got all this. We've been we've been denied training for four weeks until we take our brother Benjamin Binyamin, and take him to see the king. Now jacobellis Alam immediately rejects that he's like, how can I trust you with him? Once I as should I trust him with you, just as I trusted his brother to you, once again, your reputation is built on your actions and your words. If your reputation is rotten, people will assume rotten off you right. So he's like, how can I trust you guys? You guys didn't really keep your word the first time. Now useful Islam had returned there, you know, that whatever. They had bartered
useless and returned that to them sneakily. So when they went back home, they're like, Hey, we got all this food for free. We're gonna get even more we can double our supply to send our brother with us dad, and that convinced that push jacobellis on over to send him Binyamin with his with his brothers. And then now when he entered,
but they all went back to useable Islams court
your use of toll he pulled aside his brother and said, I am your brother use of in need a hook. So don't feel distress about whatever they've been doing is like I got something up my sleeve. Don't worry about what's going to happen. You're going to be safe with me. What's the trick that he planned is like a he framed his brother for stealing the drinking cup of the king. And as the he framed them, of course,
the the the, you know, the brothers were like we're not, you know,
we're not we're not magic, not enough. We don't come here to cause trouble. We're not thieves or anything. So they found Of course, the brothers bag to have the drinking cup of the king. So use a valance alum now was able to keep his brother with him. And this was a plan that he devised to keep his brother with him.
You know, to be reunited with some of his family. All right. And his plan was to try to get
All of his family his father and mother to also join, but this was the first step of his plan. Now, so heilala as he did that, the brothers slandered him not knowing they just slandered the like the king that or the the man the prince, the minister who they are slandering is the person that they are referring to. Okay? If he is a thief, although instead of all he is, although he has
a whole lot in common if he is a thief, a brother of his head of his had also committed theft before him. Clear slander, clear lie, they're talking about usefulness and um, you know, that grudge didn't leave him even though they tossed the poor boy into a well, but the grudge against him remain in their heart.
And that's what that's oftentimes the thing about revenge, it doesn't really, you know, it doesn't really cool the fire, okay, us about Islam didn't say anything, even though he could have just kept his peace. And he said, You guys are in a really bad situation.
They tried to say, you know, what, how about you keep one of us but send him back. His father is really old. And usual, Assam said, No, of course not. mirandola there will be injustice. How can we do injustice here, right now?
The brothers are like, you know, really difficult in a really tight spot, like what do we do what we tell our dad, he's not gonna believe us. If we say, you know,
Benjamin or Vinnie, I mean, has stolen something, he's gonna assume that we did something, right. And that's what again happens, your reputation, right? You if you personalize, and that's their reputation of lying, even when they tell the truth, no one's gonna believe them. Right, like the boy who cried wolf, the famous example. it you know, if your reputation is built by your actions and your truthful words, and that defines you, and that, unfortunately, define these people and that's why they were in that bad situation. They went back to their father saying, hey, Father, you can ask the people that we went with, we didn't do anything. He did it. He was caught red handed. But jacoba
sam doesn't believe a word of what they're saying. all levels are welcome. And for sukham Emraan the exact same phrase, you have yourselves contrived the story. Your souls have made it easy for you to save this falsehood. Okay, for sovereign Jamie Lee says, again, I'll be patient for sovereign Jamil I'll have this beautiful patience. I'll just keep waiting until a law brings about the score these these events to their conclusion as alone yet enough. Yep, DNA behind Jimmy I said maybe Allah will bring them all back to me. Okay. And again, this shows you use jacobellis done even though he was hurt, even though he didn't know what was going to happen. He still had hope that Allah will reunite
his family one day, okay. He had that hope. And that's the point. Never lose hope always know, Allah has a plan. But what happens is, grief is tough. You know, and one grief, incident of trauma or grief, can open up the wounds of something that was previously like, hurting a person. And that's what happened to him. Right? That's one like the scholars explain that when he said what are learn Humala sofala use of the
the grief of losing money, I mean, reminded him of the grief of using losing uses. And that made him like that was like a real tough thing. And the effect of that grief, and that sadness was physical. Like it affected him physically, until he lost his eyesight. Well, beyond that, I know whom he knows me for work Elohim and he was filled with sort of GAVI, Muslims, he was suppressing meaning he had suppressed his sorrow of usage for so long, that this kind of blew the lid off it. And that overwhelmed his physical being his physical, his physical self, and so Pinilla now he lost his eyesight, and that's something that we have to understand about these emotions and mental health is
that there is a physical effect to it on a person, and that cannot be ignored, that cannot be just brushed away. And we learned that from this now, use about jacobellis. I'm saying, I never complained to you guys in the middle school, but see what was needed a lot. This is why I said this in a private thing, but it you know, like now, he's physically showing the effects of his grief. But he never complained about his grief. He only complained to alarm meaning I only make Gaura to Allah that He reads me of this grief. And I make dua to Allah that Allah I'm in pain, please provide me relief. Like this is what the prophet son would do as well. And I'm Ash Koba Koba de la Cava pilet
Healy wahana alumnus, Allah I complained to you about my lack of power and my weakness, we can complain to a lot about this, but if you start to say and that complaint to a lot is us asking Allah for you know us
illusion it's us saying all our We are weak and you're strong, give us a solution. And when you complain to people, it turns into ingratitude. Right. And that's what jacobellis ROM is teaching us.
But our global Islam is also my man filled with hope, because he trusts Allah. He says to his sons, all sons go and seek the news of Joseph and his brother and never despair of God's mercy, because none despair of God's mercy except those who deny the truth. The ones who who don't understand Allah will recognize Allah, they're the ones who despair of Allah's mercy, the one who knows Allah and recognizes him and believes in them can never despair of Allah's mercy. So he, as you can see, is while suffering Still, he knows Allah has a plan. While he's going through so many difficulties, he knows Allah has got a plan and he's hopeful in that and that for us is the the example. Now, the
brothers plot, the brothers will finally learn their lesson, you know, they go back to use of use of said, Are you aware of what you did to Joseph and his brother in ignorance? They said, Are you indeed Joseph, color? And are you Sophie said yes, I am Joseph, and this is my brother, Allah has been gracious to us. The truth is that God does not waste the reward of those who do good and who are righteous and steadfast. They said by Allah Allah has certainly raised you above us and we have been guilty and look at this this is these are actually in the story. This is not a true evil person. These people you know, the wife of Aziz was not an evil person she admitted her mistake the
brothers of use of wild doing horrible things were not like fit out like an evil person evil personified they actually accepted their mistake and apologized for their mistake to use of that's how people are you know we're mixture of good and bad right and here the brothers apologize for their bad yeah, useful Assam shows how magnanimous he is. He says all a lot a three volley Coolio no blame shall fall on you today. I have moved past this. I have forgiven you Yellowfin Allahu la co May Allah forgive you as well. And He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy so hon Allah now finally he says, Take my shirt and put this on the face of my father, he will his eyesight will come
back. And when the eyesight came back, he said, he hopes that sons that I told you I knew from Allah something you didn't know. I knew Allah had a plan. The brothers apologize to the father as well. Yeah, vana stuff will another Nibbana in akuna hottie in, we were truly wrong. It shows you by the way, apologizing for mistakes is important. That's what is required. That's the least you can do. Right? That's the least a person can do. And it's something that we should have the humility in doing, and this is the brothers of use of our demonstrating that quality for us here. jacobellis Alam says, I will certainly ask my Lord, Lord to forgive you, because he is Forgiving and Merciful.
And again, the people who are true, like role models Yaqoob and use of the prophets, they always show magnanimous, their magnanimous nature, they could have held grudges but they forgive the prophets some could have punished and destroyed maka, but He forgive everybody. So last Sunday, and he said the same words not everybody can move yom I have, this is all water under the bridge. I have nothing. You are under water law, you are free to go. This is the the quality of the righteous Ibrahim al Islam his father said I'm killed. I'm going to kill you. And Brian said Solomonic stuff. I mela give you peace I will ask my Lord to forgive you. So Hannah law he is that that is the
quality that we hope to emulate because it rises above our egos rises above our carnal desires to seek revenge. May Allah make us people like that. I mean, Now finally, the dream of use of is interpreted. He says what are the way he or she raises? You know, when they were there? He they they all came the families reunited, he said to his parents otaku Misra, welcome to Egypt in safety. If God wills he raises them in, you know, on the throne, and they fall before him in prostration. This was a prostration of, of honoring somebody, this was something that was allowed in the previous previous law of Bani Israel. But in our law of the Quran, this is not allowed, we only make such
that to Allah to no human being whatsoever. And then use of said this is the interpretation of my dream or father, by Lord has made it come true that the sun and the moon, his dad and his and his mother, and the 11 stars are his brothers. They are all all reunited and they're all prostrating to him and he is now the carrier of the name of Ibrahim alayhis salam
The legacy of Jaco, the head of benissa in his use of, and that is the story of useful asylum. Now, he makes a beautiful while looking at the attitude of gratitude. He says, My Lord has made it come true. He was kind to me, that he when he led me out of prison, not that my Lord did me wrong by separating me from my family, or putting me into prison. No, no, my Lord was kind to me, when he led me out of prison, and brought you together reunited us, this is the attitude of gratitude, you know, look at, you know, the evil, the bad things that have happened to us and say, oh, Allah, you did this to me, we look at the good. And we say, Allah, you did this good to me. Alhamdulillah that is
the believer, that is who a believer is Subhana Allah. And the believer also doesn't throw other believers under the bus after Satan had brought about discourse between me and my brethren.
After Satan has had, you know, planted the seeds of this course, he again doesn't blame his his brothers, even though he had a right to, but he doesn't. And that is, again, the small statement that shows the incredible mindset of what useable Islam was. And the believer who is supposed to be right, thankful to Allah, knowing that Allah has a plan, and then the bad of life is part of a loss plan that brings out good in this life and in the next life, okay. And then he makes a beautiful law that my Lord You have given me power and taught me the interpretation of dreams, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, you are my patron in this world and the hereafter make me die in submission
to you and admit me among the righteous Subhanallah This is the story of use of Elisa Lam. Now, a couple of interesting things number one, as you can see,
there is this beautiful pattern to the story of visible Islam. As you can see, it's like a mirror image uses dream. Use of the plot of the brothers against use of ministers attempt, the attempt by the Egyptian ladies uses imprisonment, the King's dream now the mirror image the King's dream is interpreted use of imprisonment usage reliefs a use of release the ladies they confess the wife of Aziz, she confesses the brothers plot is exposed they learn their lesson they apologize for their mistakes, right? They apologize for their mistakes, use the dream interpreted, right, this beautiful structure, this beautiful ring structure. This symmetrical structure of storytelling is a
fascinating fascinating way of how a lot Papa tells the story of use when it's a lamb. And it is it is a beautiful story. Also the story has another very amazing up and down you know like nature to it I can only think of like a sine or a cosine wave but maybe those of you who
can think can relate to that. Here's the idea. Right? difficulty is difficulty is difficulty is oscillating constantly between difficulty and ease is used violence alone look at that separated from his family, but then rescued by the caravan Alright, rescued by the caravan but sold into slavery, right let's do me like up and down. You know, after difficulty there is ease okay. So difficulty is separated from his family. He is rescued by the caravan difficulty sold into slavery, that he is adopted as a noble slave not as like a slave that works the field difficulties seduced by the minister's wife. She was supposed to be like a mother figure but she now is seducing him and
accused of being seduce of the one who is instigating this affair. But then the ease his name is Claire by the relative of the wife. Right Well, Shan Shan, you don't mean earlier? Right? That's an amazing thing. Somebody had the justice in her family to clear his name. Okay, then difficulty thrown in prison for no crime didn't do anything was thrown in prison to keep the ladies out of trouble. Okay, now in prison, the ease that he gets is he actually gives that our we skipped that part in the reading but you can read that transition yourself. You gives the power to people and then as he's giving power to people, he interprets the dream of the people who are asking him this
question, and that paves the way for him to be freed and cleared and honored as Minister. But then the blood brothers came back and all that happened. They slandered him. Right. They said he asked for a Holloman cup. But despite the slander, he's reunited with his brother now.
That reunites that be reunited with his brother caused so much grief to his dad, that he lost his eyesight, because of that recurring grief, but that finally pushed the family into a to becoming reunited. And finally, they're all together along the way. But what a amazing story, how the difficulty and ease constantly he is oscillating between the two. And that is the lesson for us. So in the magnocellular, in the magnocellular, Allah has a plan, always right, we have to trust his plan, you should never think a lot has abandoned us also, there's the imagery of the shirt, the shirt was brought, it had false blood. And that was like a minor relief, because you have to realize
use was alive. All right, the torn shirt saved us Venezuela, the shirt that the wife tore from the back, it saved him, because otherwise, it was his word against hers, and his word was always going to lose. But the search saved his life. And then the shirt of use of again, restoring vision to Yahoo telling him not only is the use of alive, but he is alive and well. And that was a major relief. So So holla beautiful story full of imagery full of these, like amazing structures, these parallels that you know how, between oscillating between ease and difficulty, truly incredible story. May Allah give us the understanding of it. loss is about the concluding two verses that when
the messengers lost all hopes, and thought that they had been told lies, either people had denied them completely. At that point, our help came to them, and we saved whoever we please. But our punishment will not be diverted from the guilty meaning the messengers went through a lot of difficulty. And they wreck at the very last, like the breaking point when they reached breaking point. At that point, a loss potluck brought them there is relief, meaning a love brings relief, you know, if not immediate, eventual, and he does that with his messengers. So if he doesn't have it as messengers, the most beloved of his creation, you know, it's even more applicable to us. We go
through less difficulties, our relief comes quicker. We just have to be patient. And that's the lesson we learn from the messengers of Allah, all of them and particularly hear from use of Islam. In these stories, the Quran stories, there's a lesson for the people of understanding this Quran is no invented tale, but a confirmation of the previous scripture and a detailed explanation of all things as well as the guidance and mercy to the true believers. We asked a lot to make use of those eminent so to read the next surah, which we don't have a lot of time for, but we will try our best to cover as much as we can in Sharla sort of terrazza number 13 is a surah that talks about
recognizing who Allah subhanho wa Taala is recognize Allah recognize Allah through His signs, look at the signs of Allah that He details here, okay? Allah is the one who sent this book in truth. Right? Once it was whether the De La La Liga mirrabooka will have, it is sent to your Lord from the truth, or in truth, but most people don't believe most people don't believe that it is the truth. So Allah spotlight gives them examples from what they cannot deny things that they see, but cannot deny a law and law the Office of RTB lady Ahmed in, Tarragona has his he was raised the skies with no visible support, and then established himself on the throne. He is regulated the sun and the moon.
For each will pursue its course for an appointed time, the ordains things are all things may explain His revelation, so that you may be certain of your meeting with your Lord, again, how Allah has created the perfect system. But the perfection of a system shows the glory and majesty of him. But the system the creation, when he speaks about the creation, he speaks about resurrection. He says kulu yejide a jelly masama. This universe, the solar system, the magnificent creation of a lot that we see that is there for an appointed time the world will end on the Day of Judgment last part that makes that crystal clear. This world is not supposed to last for an eternity it is meant to last
only until the day of judgment. And that is always a theme of the Quran creation and resurrection always coming together. He talks about how the earth is an amazing sign of Allah.
Well, we'll admit that he was he was spread out the earth, right the earth you can just travel and travel on it. And it is a beautiful, you know, spread out land placed upon and mountains and rivers and fruits of all kind in male and female pairs. He drew the veil of the night over the day how the earth you know rotates
Around us access and how that causes the night and the data ultimate. This beautiful system allows us to establish our lives all of this there are signs for people yet a guru you have to think about it.
you to think about these things yet I forgot on then these talks about the plants that grow on the earth, right? The plants that go into your T cells of COVID or the Armada were not diverse tracks, adjoining one another vineyards and cornfields and groves of palm, the single palms, the dates that grow like individually, and clustered beats, their fruits use aubema in wide, all nourished by one water, right. So panela one source of nourishment, the same water, the soil, it's the same nourishment, or the water that nourishes them is the same. Yet there are different different types of fruit that grow on the earth. And not just in like different countries but adjacent tracks. And
that is such a beautiful sign of Allah and wonderful dilbar wahala baldan fufill oql we make the tastes of some Excel the others in this earth science for those who understand again like homie afternoon to think about it, how amazing is the creator, that he nourishes all by the same thing, man in white takes care of all by the same thing. And that causes and then there's diversity in his creation, in the fruits in the plants in the people. Right? And that is a sign of His Majesty, a sign of His glory. Allah spotlight highlights these things. He highlights the duality of thunder, I'm going to kind of go through a little bit quickly here but the surah he highlights the duality of
thunder, he says
while other yurikamome albaraka have omotola It is he who shows you lightning, inspiring fear and hope and he gathers up the heavy clouds and the thunder glorifies him we some people, right, and do we have the E and with this praise, and so does the angels who are in awe of him so panela
so this is a demonstration, the the thunder the lightning is a demonstration of Allah's glory, his might, and it is something that instills fear in us but also hope that there's going to be rain, right? When you hear lightning and thunder or hear thunder and see lightning, you have hope that's going to be rain. And that is something that the fear and hope of Allah is, you know, we experienced that in the physical creation of Allah. Right. And that's how our relationship with Russia be. We are hopeful in his mercy, fearful of his punishment. Last month, Allah gives plenty of examples in the surah. So you can recognize who Allah is recognize a lot through the
through the he gives an example about
this the example of the righteous, you can recognize a lot through the righteous people that he has created on the earth levina Armand huami la sala de PUE. Bala home, while husana
these people Sorry, I number 20. Allah describes them that you recognize a lot through science, you also recognize a lot of the people who believe in science, how are these people they are the ones who are Al Bab, people have clear rationale, they are able to connect the signs of Allah that are outside to the signs have a look inside the book. They are the ones who keep their promises. While I am colonial meters, they don't break their promises. They don't break their their word. They are the ones who keep ties of family, their fear their Lord, and they are afraid of being taken to task on the Day of Judgment. They are patient and steadfast in seeking the favor of the Lord. They pray
regularly and spend secretly and openly out of what Allah has provided them and ward of evil with good weather our owner will have sanity say, you know, the evil comes the award of a good like, robot out there shall be the final award. And the best example of this we just saw you use Vanessa, the other owner has another say your face so many bad things, and always warded off with good words and kind attitude. And that is seeing that person like that, who believes in Allah should make us recognize who Allah is recognize a lot of the power of the Quran. And of course it concludes with the prophets of Salaam being described as you know, a true prophet and describing a lot smarter
describing his role saying that,
your job or profit is whether we show you part of what we have promised you promised them or cause you to pass away before that in LA Canberra. You
mission is to give the warning. And our job is to do the reckoning Our job is to hold people accountable. So pile up the profit job is not to convert the profit systems job is not to change people's minds, the profit stones job is to convey the message in the best possible way. And that's the job of every prophet. And that's the job of every single person who follows the profits loss on them. Our job is to convey the message in the best possible way. Our job is not to change people's minds, or, you know, when a convert, this is a loss of responsibility. He is the one who changes hearts, and he is the one who holds people accountable.
So this is similar to rod a very beautiful, so I encourage you to read the translation of it, if I can get a couple of minutes to spend with you. And so Abraham, I would really appreciate that, because that will allow us to kind of catch up over here. I told you, so the use of is so powerful, we're going to spend some time on it. So please, if you can give me a few more minutes, that'd be wonderful. So Ibrahim, the theme of it is the attitude of gratitude. How Ibrahim Ali Salam and the prophets of Allah had this attitude of gratitude, we saw that in the afternoon the story of uses, he had added gratitude to a lot even after going through immense betrayal and immense difficulty, that
never changed. And that is like the like the the goal like that is of a person in that team that they made it in life. They have made it in this life and have made it in the next life. A lot of starts the sutra by talking about how the poor and and the revelation is to bring people into prison, NASA Minato lamattina know, to bring people out of darkness to the light, darkness of disbelief to the light of human darkness of of ingratitude, complaining, always being fickle to the light of gratitude, to light of patience, to the light of being calm, collected, forgiving people, that is the light that the Quran and Sunnah are supposed to bring us in the path of the mighty the
Praiseworthy, Allah spot that describes the reason for this belief, this is an important reason. Why do people reject Allah? Yesterday, bornyl, Hayato, dunya lls era they prefer, and they love more the life of this world and the next, right, that is a central reason. Not everybody rejects faith because they, you know, like the they're not convinced of the tenants or whatnot. Oftentimes, the engine that drives this belief is the love of the world, the love of not wanting to change the love of not giving up stuff that you enjoy, right, the pleasures of the world, that often is something that stops a person. And that is what Allah says, for war to those who, because of that don't change
their ways. And Allah says, also, like every messenger was sent, speaking the language of the people that he was sent in the UAE In alone, so he can make the message clear to them. And this is a very important thing, the messenger made the message clear in the language of the people and in a way that they could understand a lost mother gives examples, I'll give you two examples of people
of whose showed the attitude of gratitude example number one is Messiah Salaam, preaching, preaching gratitude to his people. After Look at this, he's saying to them, remember people, a lot took you out and delivered you from the Pharaoh, huh? He delivered you from the pharaoh were treating you cruelly killing your sons, sparing your daughters. And that was a great trial from your Lord. Well, it doesn't have to come. Remember though, if that if you are grateful, I will surely bestow more framers upon you. But if you are ungrateful for in inaudible shadie my punishment is severe. For sure. our immune system is telling us people
that even when, even when you have suffered immensely, and you are you know, in a difficult state, your attitude should be to thank Allah by remembering the good that he's done to you. If this is perhaps when his people are in the desert, and they are tired and they want to get to like their final destination, but he's reminding them Don't be ungrateful to Allah be thankful because when you are thankful Allah will give you even more. And if you are ungrateful, that Allah says in that photo and two months out like musasa to his people and Lockwood's him, you if you were to be ungrateful, or everybody together, that alone in the lava, neon Hamid, Allah is self sufficient and
praiseworthy, he doesn't need us. A lot of Allah. That's the first you know, example of the Prophet. The stories in between in the conversation between
oscillate between Allah give me examples of the righteous, the wicked, the example of
john john, Jenna, paradise and jahannam. And using parables to show people who are grateful and people who are in ungrateful and the worst case of ingratitude being disbelief, he described some great favors that he does to people. And he says, look, you know, look at the the favors that Allah does is Allah who has created the heavens and the earth. He is the one who sets down water from the sky, with which he brings forth fruits for your sustenance, for your sustenance. He has made the ships subservient to you, so that you may seal across the sea by his command, and that's subjected the rivers to you. All of this is put in service for you that rivers buoyancy that allows you to
sail from place to place, earning, trading, growing, prospering, all of that Allah has done for you. He has put the moon and the sun at your service, both being steadfast pursuing their course you can predict how they're going to be, you can plan things. All of this is done so that you can prosper and enjoy life. Or Saqqara can either come and go nimasa ultimo has given you all that you've asked,
and if then went out do near Matala. If you try to reckon Gods favors, if you try to count the favors of Allah list them out that you won't be able to do so you will inevitably Miss many, many failures. Because there are so many there are so many in the inside of lava lumen kuffaar truly man is very unjust and ungrateful. And to contrast the nature of human beings. Allah presents Ibrahim al Salam as the role model, but if Allah Ibrahim or Rob bidjan had albala, the Amina My Lord make this a city of peace and helped me and my children, keep away from worshipping idols. My Lord, these idols have led many ministry, and anyone who follows me is with me. But if anyone who turns against
me, you are surely forgiving, and merciful, my Lord, I have settled some of my offspring in an uncomfortable Valley near your sacred house, my Lord, so they may establish their prayer. So make people's hearts inclined towards them, provide them with fruits, so that they may be grateful to whom you're spoon or Allah, give them instead of make this a peaceful city, okay, give them peace.
Allow them to stay away from schilke. So they worship you alone, allow them to establish the prayer. And then so that people allow the people to be around them, and people to love them, give them sustenance, all of this so then they can be grateful to you a lot, right? These making a beautiful dog a lot, take care of all of their needs, take care of this social needs, take care of their material needs, take care of their spiritual needs, or last part, Allah, all of this so that my progeny can be grateful to you. It's such an incredible glory, Abraham and Sam is not just saying, oh, let's make sure that their spiritual stuff is taken care of. And then you know everything else
that can be patient. No, no, he's like, well take care of all of the needs of my kids and my grandkids and they're my great grandkids so that all of them can be grateful to you subhanaw taala and amazing law. He says to Allah, Allah, you have knowledge of all that we hide in the revealed nothing is in the heaven on earth is hidden from you. Look at the gratitude of Ibrahim. He says, Oh Allah, thank thanks to you or praises to you, who has bestowed upon me despite my old age is my Elan is not that all law. How come I didn't have a child when I was young? Well, I did everything for you and he never gave me a child. That's the attitude of gratitude. That is the attitude of the person
who doesn't understand the law doesn't recognize Allah Ibrahim alayhis salam is the role model. He says, oh, Allah, all thanks to you that you gave me children. Even though despite my old age, you gave me kids, and that is a great favor from you. You heard my daughter, you answered my daughter, the attitude of gratitude. That is what our father Ibrahim has taught us. That's what our prophets some taught us. That was that's what Messiah Sam taught us. That is what the story of useable Islam teaches us. That is a central theme of the sutra. It concludes with this Dr. Ravi Gianni McCree masala, my Lord make me grant that I keep up my prayer. And my kids as well. Our Lord accepted our
prayers have been officially My Lord, forgive me, our Lord forgive me and my parents and all the believers on the day of reckoning, very beautiful, do I have 40 and 41 I encourage you to make it for you, for your family and for all the believers because that will often for sticking around here till the end
This was quite a bit hamdulillah that we covered today and Jews and a quarter in reality, but hamdulillah we were able to get through it. I encourage you to look through the remaining of the translation and some of the notes that is there and then tomorrow inshallah we'll start with the 14th, Jos, Hanukkah llama hamburger Chateau La Ilaha Illa. anta Stouffer batubulan salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh