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Aloha Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. He was early he was having chemo mala
rubbishy surgery was suddenly Emory was looked at and Melissa, Annie, the Holy robina had enough into the Asana or fill, Hirata Asana work inaudible now, a Samadhi Kumara to llahi wabarakatuhu. Welcome to a juice a day. This is a series that we have currently we're doing daily in Milan, where we are going to be talking about the main ideas of images, and the surahs that that choose has in them. Today, we're going to pick up from the first juice, but towards the end of the first juice. Yesterday, we spoke quite extensively about the the main idea of money, or excuse me, the main idea of Surah Baqarah, which is submission without compromise. And we saw examples, two examples, example
number one was of Adam, I, they said, Who made mistakes, but repented, and made made amends. And that's the attitude of the believer, that they are going to be making amends for their mistakes, that is submission without compromise, then we saw the, on the flip side, the the Israelites, the Israelites, who had a problem, or a problematic attitude towards practicing their faith. And their that problematic attitude will manifest itself in a number of ways. They would procrastinate for the commands of the of the, of God given to them by Moses, they would become entitled when good things were given to them. And then that will cause a removal of blessings that
cause them to start living a contradictory life act opposite of what they would claim. And this, this this mentioning of the Israelites in the first Jews, quite extensively is not to point a finger at them, but is actually to hold up a mirror to ourselves to make sure that we realize that this is something that we don't do. We don't act in a contradictory manner. When we live our lives. We don't do the opposite of what we preach. We don't you know, our attitude when it's fixed, everything from there will be fixed as well. And then today we're going to talk about the, the man, the man who is the Quran calls a nation by himself. He's so amazing. He's so incredible, that he is equivalent to a
whole nation by himself. And this is our father Ibrahim alayhi salam. And he is mentioned in the Quran in Surah Al Baqarah. at the VA is in the first just at the very end of the first Jews around the middle of Surat Al Baqarah. And his mentioned comes at this point as a very beautiful in a very beautiful place. It comes as a contrast to the children of Israel. Let me share my screen with you. So you can see what I'm referring to.
Ibrahim alayhis salam Allah says in IRA number 124 will elaborate Allah Ibrahim are boo we can imagine for a term Hoon Allah in Asia I Luca Lena see mama all over minzu re call Eliana divali mean, when his Lord tested Abraham with certain commands, and he fulfilled them, he said, I will make you a leader of men. Abraham asked and one of my descendants he answered, my covenant does not extend to the transgressors.
This is the introduction to our father Abraham Islam. And last padala when introducing him first mentions that he was tested with certain commands I want you to make note of that. And then makes it mentioned that he fulfilled all of those commands. All of those tests, he fulfilled them 100% and as a result of that last part that made him a leader for mankind he ma'am and right in Nigeria, I look at the NASA mmm and he was a leader for humanity. And this is true humanity at large, the Christians, the Jews, the Muslims see Ibrahim al Islam as their leader as someone to aspire to as
a role model. So this brothers and sisters is how Allah introduces Ibrahim. Remember I said his story is very beautifully placed. It's placed right after the concluding passage of the Israelites, where Allah reminds the Israelites again, that all children of Israel, remember my favor which I bestowed upon you, and how I preferred you, over all other people, and fear a Day, fear a Day, when no human being shall avail another, and no, nor shall, nor shall any human being ransom, or nor shall any ransom be accepted from any of them, nor any intercession will be of any use. None shall be suckered, no one will be helped Wella home Yun saloon, very, very important. This passage occurs
right before talking about Ibrahim, the transition, or the segue to Ibrahim is the Israelites were given the the tests, and they were given blessings. And they were given privileges, and they did not live up to the expectations that God had off them. They were given the covenant, they did not abide by the covenant, they started to justify their breaking of the covenant. But Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam was on the flip side given tests, and he was given to us so severe, so difficult that other human means it will be beyond their capability to handle those kinds of tests and difficulties in life. And he fulfilled them all he completed them 100% and that's the contrast we are not expected to be
you know, perfect like but I came on Listen, I'm we're as close to perfection as a human being can get. At the same time you're not expected either to be like the Israelites who kept acting in a in an unacceptable manner, given all the privileges that they were given. What were these tests of Ibrahim added Salah, what was it that he was tested by
a, he was tested by Firstly, being thrown in the fire as a young man when he was a young man, and he invited his people to Islam, and his people refused. He was thrown in the fire. This isn't mentioned in Surah, number 21. All who had repo who wants to come in kuntum fire him, burn him and help your deities if you are resolved to doing something, he was expelled from his city by his people, when he you know survive that last panel saved him miraculously, he was expelled and he was asked to leave. In fact, his father very very rudely said to him, let in lantana here Ibrahim, if you are not going to stop or Abraham, the other Juma Naga, I am going to stone you to death.
And then as he was imagine a young man, you know a teenager, nothing older than that. expelled from a city losing his family now, he he like Ali Salaam has an encounter with a king who wants to kidnap his wife. But alas, Pato saves his wife. And also Ibrahim defeats this king in a in a debate which we will come to in the third just tomorrow. Then he is someone who hasn't had a son for many years. He lives on without a without an heir. Finally he has a son. Finally, he is given a son by Allah Ponta Allah, but he is told to leave his son. He is told to leave his son in the barren desert of Arabia. All he says in the Quran robina in the skin to mingle reality. We Bois de una vida de visa I
nine the vertical Mohan robina lucre masala Oh my Lord, I have settled some of my offspring in an N cultivable Valley near your sacred house, Lord so that they may establish the prayers, Vijay, if he determined and asita how he lay him so make people's hearts inclined towards them and provide them with fruits so that they may be grateful Ibrahim is is tested so severely at every step of his life at every stage of his life. He hasn't had a kid for all these years, finally has a kid but he's told to leave his kid in the middle of this barren Valley. He leaves him in the middle of the barren Valley a lost part that takes care of this child and his mother and they become they become the
reason why maca is established as the place in the world. But then as Ibrahim Ali Salam his test is not over. As Ibrahim Ali Salaam child rose up, he is asked to sacrifice his child. Last Martha says in Surah
Number 37 in Iowa number 102 Bella Bella Mara who saya Carla when a year in are off in Miami and Eduardo cofounder Matera, when he reached the age when he could work with him, right. He reached the age where he could, you know, he's smart is the age where he could keep up with his dad.
He said, Oh, my son, I have seen in a dream that I'm sacrificing you. So tell me what you think a man. Look at this. How amazing this editor funded mother Tara, tell me what you think he's getting his son's opinion about something that pertains to his son. What a refreshing attitude. I'm the love for something for all of us parents to think about the son replied Kalia. But if Alma took my father do as you are commanded, and God willing, you will find me patient so panela areas now totally being told to sacrifice his son. But alas pantalla but for the now who we live in our VM Alas, Martha saved him because that sacrifice was not meant to be the sacrifice of the child itself.
It was not meant to be the sacrifice of the child itself, but it was not supposed to be a test winner they now who are your Ibrahim be called out to him or Abraham or something. So Dr. Roja you have passed the test. And then finally, finally, at the last part of his life, the last test that he is to be given is the command build the GABA
build the Kava, when Abraham This is not an accurate translation. Let me switch to a translation here today. Okay, there is number 127 mentioned when Abraham was raising the foundations of the house and with him Ishmael saying, Our Lord accept this from us. Indeed, you are the Hearing, the Knowing Allahu Akbar, how amazing look at how amazing this ayah is. Firstly, they're raising the foundations of the house, meaning the foundations of the house were laid before Ibrahim alayhis salam. In fact, we find in the literature that the foundations of the garba were set, when the last problem made the earth an adolescent I was told to go make Hajj there even though the house was not
raised up just yet. But as Ibrahima Islam was
directed by Allah, tala, he was directed to raise the foundation and make it into the house. The gamma is Ibrahim al Islam at this point in his life is close to 100, if not over 100. And he spent his whole life sacrificing for Allah since he was a child, since he was a young boy, to his adulthood to his old age, all the way now, his tests one after the other, he is tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this was the final test that he was given. And look at the attitude of Ibrahim alesana his attitude is not Hey, Allah haven't done enough for you. Hey, hello, why me? How can my mom was being tested? No, that's not the attitude, that attitude of entitlement, that
attitude of, you know, being someone who complains, and you know, sees the the ups and downs of life as a misery or sees the, the the commands of Allah as some sort of a punishment. That's not the attitude of our father, Ibrahim Ali salam, to the contrary, his attitude is our Lord, accept this from us or Allah, this is a opportunity that you've given us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do something for your sake. Thank you for giving us the chance to do something for your sake, accept this from us, oh, Allah, accept this, make it worthwhile. Don't make it just so that it's pleasing to us. And we're happy because we have done something and now you know, it's more
of an ego boost than anything else. That will be a complete waste of time. And a complete waste of energy. Oh Allah, you accept this. This is the attitude that made Ibrahim alayhis salam, the oma the man, the of the equivalent to a nation, the one who is Allah said, the one made as a leader of mankind. That's the attitude that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam had. And that shows you Francis, as I gave you a just a quick glimpse of the tests that he endured. That tells us that a loss panada like the Hardy says in
a shutdown as Ebola and an MBA from my fellow fall answered, the person or the people who received the most severe tests are the prophets of Allah, and then those who resemble the prophets closely. And then the next level is those who are resembling the prophets, but a little less you know, in their resemblance their devotion is a little less than a man is not as strong and then the text
According to a person's level of faith,
very interesting. Because the idea of being a poor being put in a difficult situation in life is that this is something Allah does to the best of his people to the most beloved of his people. His profits, hmm. It shows you the being tested, is not being punished by Allah. It's not like life has become unbearable, miserable, or something is wrong with you know, to the contrary being tested is a loss Pompa bringing out the best in us the best in us. Ibrahim Ali salaams best qualities came out when he was tested. The Prophet Marcel Salam went through so many difficulties and tragedies in his life. And every step of the way, every time a tragedy will come across him. We found the best of
him, Salah Salah, and that became an inspiration for us. And he became He is our role model for that reason. This is the iron point brothers sisters do not think of tests life, the difficulties of life as some sort of damnation No, in fact, this is a way for us to come closer to our Lord. It's a way for us to lose our sins for the sins to be wiped away clean. It's a way for us to bring out the best of our resolve the best of our goodness, that is the test or that excuse me is the point of the test. And we learn that from the life of Ibrahim alayhis salaam. So that is at the very end of the juice at the very end of the first just a last part I mentioned. The story of Ibrahim Ibrahim is
that I'm also is the one who made Dora for the prophets of Allah. Okay, he said Oh our Lord, I number 28 make us Muslims in submission to you. This is the idea of Muslim the word Muslim means some anybody who has submitted to Allah subhanaw taala and has, you know, accepted the Divinity or excuse me, the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. And worshiping Him is the only way of life so that person is the considered to be Muslim. So make us Muslims to you and from our descendants, a Muslim nation in submission to you, these descendants of ours that are going to be in Makkah make them a nation submitting to you show us our rights and accept our repentance. Indeed, you are accepting the
Accepting of repentance, the Merciful in Naka Anta tabuteau him look at the humility of Ibrahim al salam, that he is concerned about his salvation because he's asking Allah for except the repentance. How much more are we in need of Allah accepting our repentance, when we have not done even a minute fraction of what Ibrahim Melissa has done? Robin our but I feed him Allah Suleiman whom our Lord send among them a messenger from themselves, who will recite to them your verses, teach them the book and wisdom and purify them, indeed, you are the Exalted in Might. And the wise, keep this idea in mind is number 129. Before I move on to the next part, which is, this is the response of Ibrahim
Dora, look at this statement from Allah and who would be averse to the religion of Abraham, except one who makes a fool of himself. Why? Mila de rahima, lemon Sufi high enough. So this is the case when we want to talk about
giving out to people and inviting others to the practice of Islam. We go back to the way of Ibrahim are, you know, the one that we all agree on is Ibrahim, let's go back to his way. Let's go back to how he worship God, how he was devoted to God. And if you turn yourself away from that, well, then at that point, what's left to say? This Dora of Ebrahim, I number 129 is answered by a Lost Planet Allah in the very same jers excuse me in the very same surah in Surah number two, I have a number 151 right, just a few pages down from where the Dwyer was made comma or Sanofi Kumara Sula, minko, I'll compare and contrast the two with for you here.
Ibrahim is making the door number 129.
Or our Lord send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to you your verses, teach them the book and wisdom and purify them. Here is a large response just as we have sent among you a messenger from yourselves reciting to you our verses, and purifying you and teaching you the book and wisdom and teaching you that which you did not know so pan Allah.
The da Ebrahim, the answer of the door of Ibrahim,
Ibrahim Ali Salaam. The answer of the door Ave Rahim Ali Salam
was a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Quran describes what is the role of the prophets of Allah. He is number one, there's four things the Quran describes about him. Number one reciting to you our verses, he recited the Quran yet to Allah is Tina, because the re citation of the Quran had carries the it's very special. It's not really not it's not like reading any other book. Now.
This literature is literally recreating the revelation when you recite it like it was revealed. For example, if I was to read it in Arabic, it would be come out on Santa Fe como sulan like that, but if I was to recited it will be gamma outside fi comm rosulip.
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lambda kuno Darla moon, this is literally recreating the revelation as it was revealed to the Prophet salam, of course, the original revelation is what happened once to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, but the moment of it is recreated when you recite it, and that's the first thing Allah mentioned. Yet Lu Alico Maya Tina recites our verses number two, purifying you. The Quran, Sunnah, is a means of purification. They are a means of the purification of the soul. It's a means of uplifting the soul. It's a means of purification of the body, and the mind, the body we purify with our renew, with our, with our evolution, and our cleanliness and all the rules we follow up
regarding cleanliness, our souls we purify, through our fasting to our worship through our Zakat, through all the good deeds that we do. We consider this to be a purification for our soul, our minds re purify, we let go of, you know, you know, assumptions or evil thoughts or bad, bad ideas about people we let go of, of, of hatred and animosity of people. We don't hold those grudges. That's a purification because that's what the Quran and that's what the Sooners are teaching us yet to Alico mattina we use a key comb and teaching you the book number three, are you while you're anemic monkey tab, while hikmah number four wisdom and here instead of calling it Suna the Quran calls it hikmah
wisdom because the Sunnah is full of wisdom, it is wisdom, the sooner itself is wisdom, you see, and that's what the prophet saddam did. That was the four main roles that he played Salaam Salaam, he taught, he recited the Quran, he purified us, he taught us the book, and he taught us the sooner which is wisdom. All of it is wisdom. And such a beautiful, such a powerful, you know, you know, description of who the person was and what he did. And he was the daughter of his father, they brought him on he set up. So this is the second juice in the very beginning. Okay, I'm gonna just flip back a little bit. The plan has this beautiful, you know, cursive style, it's almost iterative.
It's not it's not doesn't go linear. It's not like one topic goes, starts and ends. And then the next topic starts. After that it actually goes through a couple of tangents. So there was a topic that was being discussed before in the juice, which is a very important topic, which is the changing of the fibula, which represents also a changing of the guard. The Tabler, the direction of prayer previously was the direction where Jerusalem was where the
the city of Jerusalem that was the Qibla of the Muslims when they were in Makkah, but then when the Muslims went to Medina, Allah Pathak, change the Qibla of the Muslims towards Mecca. And this again ties in beautifully with the story of the Israelites, how the Israelites were held. They were the de facto leading nation, because they had all the prophets and they had the last one that came until the Prophet Salaam which was easily set up. But now there's a changing of the guard. The final prophet is here, so asylum, and the traveler that he will pick for the oma or the timber that he will be given the direction of prayer that he will be given is not going to be the direction of
prayer that was of the Israelites. It will be the direction of prayer of Ibrahim, the house that Ibrahim built because our religion is a revival of the legacy of Ibrahim alayhis salam from the very beginning of this Jews. There is
that passage that talks about the changing of the current law. And the the people were critical of this change. Like how, what, what, what's up with this today they're facing this way, tomorrow they're facing that way can they make up their mind? They will say these kinds of things. But this was something a last part I did and it was a test from Allah to the oma. But the prophet SAW Selim, as the Quran says, hey, we've certainly seen the turning of your face omarama salam towards the heaven and we will surely turn you to a tibula which you will be pleased by so turn your face toward a mercy de l'homme. Right, for one leverage haka shutaura Masjid al Haram. And that was the changing
of the Qibla, signifying the changing of the guard of the guard signifying that the Muslims are reviving the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Salaam, living the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Salaam. And there's a beautiful as you can see, there's a beautiful transition there, how the stories are tied together the two previous stories Now, what is it, that we the second Jews, the second Jews focuses heavily on expectations of Allah from us as Muslims, what does he expect from us? The first use talked a lot about benissa you and how they feel to live up to expectations. Second, just speaks about what are the expectations that Allah has from us, okay, so expectation number one is we are expected to
commit fully to the Quran and Sunnah.
And that is evidenced, or that is referenced by the story of the changing of the Qibla. the changing of the Qibla was a big test of the people and their adherence to the Sunnah of the Prophet salam, are you really going to follow this man while facing all the scrutiny and all the hearing all the slides that are coming his way? Or will you now say, you know what, this is not for me, if you were to commit fully, that is a sign of the truthfulness or truthfulness of your faith. So committing fully to following the Quran and Sunnah, that is, a
that is an expectation that Allah has offered us as Muslims. Number two patients when something bad or disastrous happens. This is an expectation that Allah has offered us this is in line with the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad Salam with the son of Ibrahim Ali salam, the son of Ebrahimi Salam.
O you who believe. Seek help through patience and prayer. Yeah, you are loving our monastery. No, Miss Sabri or Salah in Allah Hamas sobbing in the Ibrahim alayhis salaam went through all these difficulties, never once complaint never once had a bad attitude. The Prophet summoned through all these difficulties, never once complaint, never once had a bad attitude. This is what we're asked to do as well. This is the expectation that Allah has offers as well. When you go through difficulty. Seek help. Seek help, through patience, holding yourself, holding your emotions, holding your tongue in check while you're emotional. That's what patience is holding your tongue while you are
emotional, and through prayer.
You need an outlet you need something to you know you need a place to you know, let your emotions out. The prayer is that place the prayer is the place where you you let it all out. And you talk to Allah Subhana Allah and He will guide your heart as you do that. There is a there is a narration of Abdullah Ambassador Ilan Omar, he was going on. On a camel. He was traveling with some of his students, and he received the news that one of his family members passed away. So immediately he disembarked from the camel and he prayed to rockers on the side. So his students were like, What's up with this? He said, Well, alas, mother says what's your levina minister, you know, the Sabri was
Salam. O you who believe seek the help of Allah through patience and prayer. He says I'm using my prayer to help me deal with this to cope with this loss that I'm suffering. It's helping me cope with my loss. That is how we are supposed to be that's the expectation that we are that the Allah has office
says do not say about those who have been killed in the way of a law that they are dead. Rather they are live but you perceive it not while unable to one nachum Misha immunol hovi while you are you are not considered middle family will enforce your thammarat over she is sovereign. I encourage you as you're following with me to have a forum or a translation of the whole language you and I want you to keep like a pencil or a pen with you. Okay, and searching is I'll tell you to
underline this is one of those I want you to underline or make a small like Mark next. This is this is such a critical idea for us to keep in mind. Allah Spano, Allah is telling us 100% this is going to happen 100% b no doubt this is going to happen in your life. What does that mean? You shall surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth, and lives and fruits, but give glad tidings or good time lives to the patient. Let me explain this.
test you with something of fear, health, while joueur Hunger Games are not sim minute, middle and wildly well unforeseeable. Some are at a loss of wealth,
and lives and fruits, five things I mentioned here, and the expression is very precise. The translation unfortunately does not do justice to it, test you with Shea in mineral health, you know, you will experience different different types of fear in life, could be fear for your life, it could be fear for your safety, it could be other types of fear you experience, but you will experience fear nonetheless. And not everybody will experience it the same way. So it's a aspect of fear that you will experience and hunger, you will experience an aspect of hunger in the sense that you will
at times experience a loss of, of your of your capital of something that is very, very
hungry represents the essentials, you experienced a loss of essentials in some way, shape or form, you will not die out of hunger, not everybody will be starving, and then a situation but you will experience in some way a loss that is deep. It's a deep loss, and of the necessities of life, the thammarat are actually more of the luxuries of life, the
the the the the hunger represents the necessities of life, and the fruit represents the the luxuries of life, you will also experience along with that a loss of luxury, right your fruits, you will experience the loss of luxury as well. times will be tough, get ready for it, you will also experience a loss of wealth and family, you will lose family members inevitably, that is everybody's going to lose their family members before they die in one shape, one way or another. So this is what the Quran is saying it is going to happen. You will experience loss of your basic necessities, your luxuries, your family wealth, you will experience a whole host of tragedies in life. That's going to
happen. One on a blue one knuckle and Arabic there. The Lamb in the beginning and the noon at the end is there's an oath, and then there is a
emphasis. There's a doubled emphasis on this word, Allah spondylitis, double e emphasizing this, these tests are going to happen. Big B no doubt whatsoever about it be 100% sure that these tests are coming your way. Now last month has told us what he is trying to tell us is getting ready for them. He's expecting us to get ready for them. How do you get ready for these kinds of tests? This tests of tragedy and loss How do you prepare for that? Well by Sherry's saw varying, give good tidings to the patient. Member the idea of patience, just a couple of IR before it is to hold your tongue when you're emotional is to hold yourself from saying something when you are suffering, okay?
The prophets or lamb when he lost his son, Ibrahim, hello, I don't know who he was crying profusely. Some of the Sahaba are like what's up with that we also Allah I thought we're supposed to be patient and the Prophet explain the meaning of patience. He said in the lie in Allah Tajima, we're in Karbala. The eyes are overflowing with tears and the heart is grieved. You can control that.
You can control any of that. Well Anna who in llama Ural de robina. But we only say what pleases our Lord. That is what we can control. And that is what patience means. Patience is not the feelings that we have. It's really the patience doesn't mean we become like a robot and have no feelings. patient doesn't mean that we ignore our feelings know the person was feeling extremely sad. And he was expressing it by crying. Okay, but patience means not to say
something inappropriate not to say something unacceptable to hold our tongue in that in that moment, when we are agitated, that is patience and look at what the ISS looking at this ISS.
Give get good good tidings, excuse me give good tidings to the patient who are these people? alladhina eva asaba tune Moosa, all in he was in LA here on your own. These are those who when disaster strikes them, they say indeed we belong to Allah And indeed We will return to Him, we are a lost property, Allah is the one who brought us in this world, Allah is the one who sustains us and we are going to go back to Allah be to be judged by Allah. Okay. So they console themselves by reminding themselves that Allah, Allah is testing us, because he, we are His, and we are going to go back to answer to him. So it's his right to test us in that in LA he was in LA he Raji rule, you see
the words coming out of their mouth, or expressing their patience, and that is the people that Allah says, those are the ones whom are who whom our blessings from the Lord apart, excuse me, and those are the ones upon whom our blessings from the Lord and mercy and it is those people who are rightly guided Allah eagerly himself Guatemala, Mahatma, this Allah acre is a is a word in Arabic to point to something far away. You would use the word how Allah He to point to something close Allah ecovers is for something that is far away. Why is does allow us the word for far away when he's talking about something that is right there. It's to show that this is a lofty standard.
The Quran does this. It's a lofty standard, it's a high standard, those it's not everybody is not going to reach this. You have to skill this ladder to get to that point, Allah eagala him salata, murabaha Mahatma, the people who are in this place are at a very, very high level. They're exalted noble people. They're virtuous people. And that's what Allah uses the word hula, this is a common Quranic expression, to use the SM to use the noun a pointing to something, pointing to something that's close by using the noun that is pointed something far away, that only Calcutta that is the book came to show that this is an exalted, mighty, virtuous group of people or an exalted book, a
divine revelation is does this to show the the combination of the message and the instrument that's bringing the message right, both of them together come to emphasize this idea. hula galim salata, murabaha hola como todo. One other thing is, it is those who are rightly guided one more thing, I didn't know what they're doing. In Arabic grammar, you don't save you don't usually say this in this way. You will say Hola, como de Lune, for example, but whom I'll move to Dune is creating exclusivity. Exclusively the people who are guided exclusively, are the ones who have this kind of attitude, those who can bear the difficulties of life with patients exclusively, they are guided,
nobody else is guided. That is what this is saying. I want you to consider how important that is. We started the discussion with sort of Fatah about guidance in in a certain stopping the Quran says that you will get that will arrive Buffy hudl Mottaki this book is guidance. Now the Quran says to be a person of guidance. This is how you know you're a person of guidance that when it gets tough when adversity strikes you are patient and your patient by the way you speak by controlling your tongue and not saying anything inappropriate by seeing things that are correct in law he were in a in a urology rule that remind you of the reality that console you and when you're able to bear
difficulties with patients. That is when you know you've attained guidance. May Allah make us of those people because this is extremely hard to save in that ilahi we're in the era you're on your own. And to live in that ilahi we're in early Raja rune that is Allah expectation offers as Muslims were expected by Allah subhanaw taala to reflect on the world around us is number 164. A very very beautiful I have the Quran one of the one of the serene I have the Quran so beautiful. It we are expected to reflect on
On the Ayat of Allah that are inside the book of Allah, the Quran, and on the Ayat of Allah that are outside the book of Allah, on the creation of Allah subhanaw taala, we're expected to reflect on both things enough you hope is somehow it will be worth the laughing lately when the hearty indeed in the creation of the heavens and the earth, this is an expression for the cosmos, all that exists the cosmos, as somehow it will all does a expression in the Quran that talks about that. And the alternation of the night and day, how beautifully the system the solar system is set up, how perfectly it's set up. And great ships would sail throughout the sea, that which benefits the people
trade happens by ships, trading routes, the routes were shipped the ports, port cities were always historically the most important places on earth. And that's because of the great trade and the commerce that it brings. All of it enabled by Allah subhanaw taala, allowing the idea of buoyancy on ships, so the ships could sail carrying massive weight being great, if you put that ship on Earth, it won't move a centimeter, you put it on the sea, and it's floats, or it sails for kilometers, hundreds of kilometers,
which brings great benefit to people and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of the rain, thereby giving life to the earth after its lifelessness by the rain, starting the the water, concluding the water cycle, excuse me, and
causing the growth of plants and crops that we eat, and that we enjoy and dispersing there in every kind of moving creature, the creatures that move around the Earth. It's an incredible if you study or watch a documentary, because that's how we studied these days, we watched documentaries, about the creatures on earth, that live on the earth, it will blow your mind, it will completely blow your mind and the director of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth, our size for our people, we use reason my daughter really was gonna come.
Okay, our signs for people who use reason the only archelon Subhana Allah, you're supposed to use your brain. That's what the Quran says. You look at these beautiful creation of Allah, the beautiful system that Allah has made for us, you reflect on it, you reflect on it, you reflect that this is divinely inspired. This is not by chance, it didn't just come into existence, you know, chaotically randomly without a cause without a causer
it's not something that's infinite, that existed infinitely before and will continue to exist in infinity. No, it has a beginning and they will have an end. That is a reflection that we're supposed to do. That's what the Quran asks us to do. Reflect on the world around you.
And when you reflect on the world around you, you're expected you're expected to increase in love for Allah.
The next is speaks about Amanda nasty Maya tequila known in Lehi, and then you hit buena honka, who Bella Levin amanu Asha dog Bella. Yet among people there are among the people are those who take other than Allah as equals to him, other than Allah, even though Allah is the one who is the creator of this magnificent universe, this magnificent place that we live in, yet they take others as equals to Allah. And Allah has no equal, the believers are stronger in their love for Allah than anything else. When levena amanu ashada Bella, we are expected to do our righteousness, our devotion to Allah, out of love for Allah, our love for our Creator out of gratitude for the favors that he's
done for us out of gratitude for all that he's given us all that he's protected us from. Right, that attitude of gratitude. That is what we're expected to have. That's what reflecting on Allah's creation will give us love of Allah, this attitude of gratitude, where the expectation of us is to consume halaal is to consume halaal and leave what is haram? This is actually a very important thing that we're asked to do as Muslims all mankind, eat from what on whatever is on earth that is lawful and good. You do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed he is to you a clear enemy. Okay. He orders you to evil and immorality and to say about Allah that
which you do not know.
The Quran speaks about
I number 172 excuse me, oh you will have believed eat from the good things which we have provided you and be grateful to Allah if it is indeed him that you worship he has only forbidden to you the dead animals blood the flesh of swine this pork and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah for things are mentioned here in this IO for things I mentioned in this idea
I'll Mater is dead meat or roadkill Of course when you eat meat the meat is dead that's why how you're eating it but Mater is an animal that died by itself like it died of disease and died because it got into a fight with another animal and got killed or something that or it got hit by something and died that's a Mater game and that kind of thing is impermissible for us to eat because it carries with it impurity you know it carries with it impurity and that is something that a lot does not allow a dumb blood number to impermissible to drink blood by itself of course if your meat has blood in it that's expected you're not you can't drain out every single drop of blood but here blood
is referring to blood flowing blood or a you know pool of blood by itself is considered to be haram and and unclean
the flesh of swine wanna hear and Professor flesh of swine is referenced here. Not just that the flesh is haram the whole thing is haram
but the flesh is what's consumed mostly and what is been dedicated to other than love well not nearly enough for themes are mentioned as Haram. Okay.
That tells you that the halal is a lot. It is unlimited, it is unrestricted, the Haram is little. The Haram is, you know, Maqsood, it is restricted and has only you know a few elements. And this is the attitude that or this is the understanding we're supposed to have of Islam. It's not there to restrict our lives and make it miserable, not to the contrary, it is there to make our lives pure and good. And also give us the space to enjoy it right wash cool momento Eva de Morocco eat from the good things, enjoy the good. Enjoy the good that Allah has given, you know, no one is stopping you from enjoying the good of life, the luxuries of life. But be thankful to Allah be grateful thank
Allah for the grid and stay away from the impure and that is what we are expected to do. Also we are told, if you're forced to eat Haram, there's no sin from Allah told Robin Well, I didn't follow the whoever is forced by necessity, neither desiring nor transgressing, there is no sin upon them. This is a beautiful part of our religion there is no one's our religion always has new ones. There's details the Quran, carries with it a simple message at its core. Worship Allah be thankful to have a good attitude as a believer leave the impure things understand haraam is impure is evil, it doesn't do any good for you. Leave that and focus on what's good and enjoy that and thank Allah and that's
the core of the message. But now there is always nuance because people's life is not always simple. If life is complex, the Quran gives us you know, complexity nuance to address a complex life but also the simplicity for anyone wants to enjoy it in a very simple manner. It gives us that option as well. Well Allahu Allah gives us that situation as well.
The Quran tells us to be people of virtue I number 177 it's called Ayatollah beer I want you to again underline this idea or make a mark next this is such a powerful such a beautiful lace and bureaux unto Allah would you have come up with another maybe well, I Kenobi Rahman, Amina Billa, righteousness, righteousness is not that you turn your faces towards the east or the west member this Jews began by talking about the changing of the Qibla lest someone is deceived into thinking that righteousness is only the rituals facing the direction of the Qibla doing this doing this doing this in this order. That's not only righteousness, that's part of righteousness, but true
righteousness. True bill is the one who believes in Allah the last day the angels the book, the prophets. And so there is a man true righteousness is rooted in Eman, the tenants of faith and then
It shows how through good deeds gives wealth in spite of love for it to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask for help and for freeing slaves, his person, their Eman enables them empowers them to help others because the no one to help others, Allah will give them the money that they're helping back to them in a good way. And Allah subhanaw taala is going to bless it for them. And Allah subhanaw taala them helping others is a way for them to help themselves because they will attain salvation through this these good deeds, it is to establish the prayer and gives us what it is to fulfill their promise those who fulfill their promise when they make a promise.
Your word carries with it importance your your talk, your words are not meaningless. They carry significance. And the Quran wants us to understand that. And so when we give our word somebody understand that it carries with it a level of significance. Those who are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true. And though it is those who are righteous Allah eco whom will move upon remember in the beginning of the Jura houda lithophane. You see how it ties back so beautifully. It's the Tacoma this book has guidance for the people of Tacoma. You want this guidance? That is what is expected of you to be that's what you should be
aiming to become.
We are expected to fast in Ramadan Allahu Akbar I always love it that when I'm doing this session that we stand become across the aisle of Ramadan while we are fasting because it's a very beautiful opportunity. Yeah, you will Latina amanu have believed decreed upon you is fasting like it was decreed upon those before you so that you may become righteous La La Quinta de Poon, again, you become a better person because of your fasting, the reason why you're fasting is provided.
This is how the Quran works. It gives us reasons why we're doing what we are doing here in the fasting last month I mentioned the rulings if you are sick or on a journey, then you can make up the fast afterwards. Okay, this is the Quran is not there to make our lives miserable. Okay, it mentions the month of Ramadan Shahada, Ramadan, the only time this word Ramadan is mentioned in the Quran, it is the month Allah violenza Laffy Al Quran in which was revealed the Quran, the Quran is central to Ramadan, just like fasting is central to Milan kermanshah he them in coma shafali assume you fast from Milan, but also keep in mind, it's the month of the Quran. And that's why we focus on reading
it, and we try to understand it. And we have these lessons in Milan, where we've tried to understand its message because the Quran purifies us, and guides us and our fasting purifies us and guides us. So the two together is hand in hand they go hand in hand. The fasting passage also has a very beautiful iron, such as subtle iron in the middle of this all last one speaks about Da Ye that's very bad, the I need for inequality when my servants asked you about me, indeed I am close, Allah. Allah is not far away. He hears our supplication he responds to our supplication, be certain of that. Be certain of it when you make da that Allah is hearing you and Allah is going to answer you
fine yesterday Bulli, let them respond to me and believe in me so that they may be guided respond by making your app find your happiness by making the right to Allah subhanaw taala. This is a beautiful thing. In the middle of the heart of fasting a lot speaks about Dora, again, emphasizing how beautiful it is how spiritually uplifting it is, as we are in us in a heightened spiritual state. Dora is going to elevate us even more fasting talks about we're talking the IR the fast thing talks about, you know, intimacy, intimacy between a husband and wife who Nellie bussola como antem. Leave us alone. They are coding for you and your clothing for them. What a beautiful image What an amazing
image of what a husband and a wife, a wife and a husband are supposed to be for each other. We like a clothing covers. It provides protection to provide it's a source of beauty. It's a source of pride. It's intimate, it's close, that's how spouses are supposed to be. This is a beautiful thing to mention here because our Milan does not mean you neglect your family life does not mean you neglect everything else. And you're just hyper focused on the devotion and the rituals because that's probably going to make you burn out. The Quran does not want that he wants us to be balanced Subhanallah well
Also being focused on worshiping alas Papa and making the most of this beautiful month. bribery and systemic corruption. The Quran right after Ramadan mentions without our Guru Amala combinar Campbell belted Eva to the doobie halal fukami taco for the top in ambala na Sybil if me or Ellen Tonka Allah moon, do not consume one other one another's wealth and just the or send it in bribery to the rulers in order that the might aid you to consume a portion of the of wealth of the people and sin. While you know it is unlawful. This transition is quite wordy. What he's saying is that don't bribe people. don't rip people off, don't exploit them. Don't gain the system so that you are continued to
stay in a position of privilege. privilege, excuse me, and the people who are weak, remain underprivileged. Don't use your your power and money to concentrate more power and more money. That's what this is saying. So Pinilla right after the idea of fasting right after Ramadan. Why? Because Ramadan is supposed to make you a better person you're supposed to change. And this is one of the instances This is one of the signs that you have changed, that your business practices become ethical after Ramadan. You are not an unethical person. You are now a more ethical person, because you have fasted in Ramadan. Think about that run sisters, we are expected as believers to defend
ourselves we'll call t Lu v Sevilla in Medina, Ducati Luna como la Tata do but even under defending ourselves, we are told not to transgress, not to transgress, don't overstep boundaries. Don't do that. Don't become the aggressor, the oppressor because a lot is on like the transgressors were expected to go for Hajj and Umrah May Allah Sparta takers there.
After this, after after we are vaccinated in sha Allah and this whole thing has gotten under control. But then we'll have our own moratalla complete the Hajj and Umrah for the sake of Allah. But if you're prevented, then offer what can be obtained with the ease of sacrificial animals This is important for no silvertone sometimes you will be prevented from doing the acts that you want it to do. A person wants to go to hogenom rather prevented no problem. Their intention gives them the other they have to complete it later on. But the answer is secure because they did the intention. If something prevents you from doing something good. your intention will get you the reward. Right now
we're prevented from being in our budget from being together in a congregation from you know many aspects of Ramadan that we love and enjoy. But our intention was, Oh Allah, if those things were there, we would be there taking advantage of them and devoting ourselves to you through them. So our intention will get as the reward while the lateral hand hygiene aroma as Allah mentions hygiene or other rulings of Hajj phenomenon are are mentioned quite explicitly the idea that I shared with you or showed you before here. This idea is very long either talks about the rulings of hudge How do you when you sacrifice the animal when you shave your head? What happens if you miss this? What happens
if you miss that? Right?
But then it also talks about the spirituality of hunch and this is the beautiful way of the Quran. The Quran gives the fic and gives the skier it gives you the rulings remember the role of the Prophet is to purify us and the teachers the book and the Wisdom that teaches the Quran and Sunnah, but also the purify. It teaches us the rules, the jurisprudence the do's and don'ts, but then talks about the spirituality. What does that word do?
Take provisions for inhalers, taqwa. But indeed the best provision is the fear of Allah what mahonia
fear me? Oh, people have understanding.
You can prepare for Hajj you can prepare for Ramadan, you can do this and that and the best preparation is preparing the taqwa of Allah. Knowing that Allah is watching us knowing that Allah can hold us accountable. That will that is the ultimate equalizer. That is the ultimate equalizer of all as you are getting caught up or as you are practicing the faith. And you're focusing on the do's and the don'ts. Don't forget about the purpose of everything which is understanding Allah is watching us and understanding that he can take us to account
so we're expected to go for Hajj and Umrah but notice how beautifully the Quran speaks about these concepts. The fifth is there for the purification of the soul.
All is intrinsically present in the Quran because that's the purpose paradise. It mentions about paradise I number one and 12. He mentions about paradise beautified for those who does believe in is the life of this world, and they ridiculed those who believe. But those who fear Allah are above them on the Day of Resurrection, Allah gives provision to whoever he wants, without account people for one religion, Ghana Natsu matawa. This is what we believe human beings, humanity was all upon worshipping Allah as the descendants of Adam, but then they became deviated. They became, they went towards idle idolatry, and other types of polytheism
deviating from monotheism and the prophets were sent to bring people back to monotheism forbartha lo Nabina wishes he never Mondrian and the prophets were sent with the Scripture,
to bring the people back to the monotheism and to judge between the people in truth. This is part of what the prophets would do this part of what Scripture is supposed to be this part of what worship is, it's the the prophets are supposed to bring this back to the worship of Allah, and part of that is submitting to the law of Allah.
But then people are people. This is how Allah Subhana Allah sent His prophets and his messengers, but then people after them are people, they are going to have flaws. And this is important. Don't let the flaws of people turn you away from the religion of the lord of the people. Don't let that happen. But they differed over the Scripture. After they the proofs came to them in clay, you know, very clearly after they knew what's correct, they still deferred. beryllium Baynham out of jealous animosity among themselves. right this is not a good reason. This is not a good reason. This is actually a bad thing to do. That caused people to push me pushed away from the worship of Allah. But
Allah subhanaw taala for had Allahu la Vina amanu Allah guided those who believed the truth concerning that which over which they had different amongst all the differences and bickering and riffraff. Allah chose to guide people and will continue to choose to guide people by his permission, because Allah guides who he rose to the straight path. Don't let the bickering of people don't that the ups and downs of religious people push you away from the religion. That's what this IRSA was Jannah Paradise is attained by going through difficulties and understanding that you know, people are people do think you will enter Paradise. While such trial has not yet come to you as it came to
those who passed before you. We are going to go through many difficulties people before they were touched by poverty and hardship I number to 14 and we're shaking until even their messenger and those who believe with them said when is the help of Allah Mata and also the law that's how tough times God for them the rains question Is it coming they knew what's coming but they were wondering when is it because now we're you know really struggling? I live in Nassau Allahu Karim but don't worry, then the help of Allah is unquestionably near the SU the second Jews also speaks a lot about marriage and divorce, marriage and divorce and we will pick up this insha Allah tala
tomorrow how the Quran speaks about marriages and divorce and,
and ties that together. inshallah Donna, we will do it tomorrow. Thank you very much for coming out today. Let's do some questions that we have right now with us here.
Sometimes it's tiring to be tested again, again, it's hard to be strong while going through hardships, and then sins are inevitable. That's a good question. It is tiring to be tested again and again. But we look at the good that we have in life as well. This is the key part. If you only consider the bad things, you would think that you have nothing good and you're drowning. But in reality, we are we have much more good than we have tests. So we should remind ourselves and yes, we are not profits. We are not expected to be like Ibrahima lisanna we're not expected to be like homosassa but we're expected to be inspired by their example. we're expected to try to be like them
as much as we can. Okay.
Many people ask why pork is haram for Muslims and what is the concept of halal chicken? Well, halal chicken is you sacrifice it by saying Bismillah and you eat it from the law.
As for any other halal animal, pork is haram because of classes for in the hood. It's so it is it's a filthy, it's
It's filthy, right? That's the reason the Quran gives for pork being haram that is filthy. And that's what we accept. It is a filthy animal it doesn't mean that we hate on pigs and whatnot and you know, or it doesn't either mean that we're like, you know, pork is like our kryptonite.
Right? But is this a filthy thing? It's a filthy animal the Quran says it and that is why we don't consume it. Machine Khaled in London machine halaal is okay inshallah no problem. Can we help non Muslims to yes of course you help Muslims and non Muslims alike there is no problem with your charity inshallah Allah but just yours a cat is to be given to the Muslims specifically Can you pray for non Muslims too, because then he Daya didn't read the Quran as following their version of the prophets, amazing thing to do to pray for the guidance of a person who's on a Muslim, you should make the offer that you should do it privately, you should do it publicly. Because that is the best
you can want for any person. Right? That's the best you can want for any person. So ask you know that for that goodness for your fellow human, Muslim or not.
Can you elaborate on the AI that says indeed I am near I respond indications The idea is Allah tala is near not in a physical sense. Allah Spangler is above his throne, but he's near in the sense of he hears us and he's responds to us and he is going to be there for us when we need him. That's what the eye is referencing. Have the Arabic texts and English book visible? Unfortunately, the screen my screen isn't big enough to have that. So I tried to zoom in on the English but maybe I'll try to squeeze that in both together next time with the use of
taqwa as we had expected discussed before is it's to leave things that are Haram. Understanding that Allah is the one who is watching us and watching over us. Understanding that Allah is watching over us and leaving things that are haram and sinful as a result of that. That is the concept of taqwa. inshallah, we'll keep referring back to it again again. There's camallo Hayden again for coming out. I'll see you all tomorrow, same time, same place, with salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. He walked out.