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Ramadan 2021 – A Juz A Day #03 The Quran’s Unmatchable Style
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Although we love him in a shaytani r rajim Bismillah Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah he was early he was having chemo Allah officially said that he was in the Emory or he looked at some melissani of kuqali.
For banner ads enough atonia has Santa Clara de hacer una vaca nada nada Sara Madre Kumara de la hora guddu Welcome to a juice a day, today we are going to be covering the last part of the second juice and then whatever we can have the third juice inshallah hodeida. As you may recall, what we have been saying is,
there is a mean, there's a main theme that connects the surahs contents all together. And the main theme that we're focusing on for this for the for Sudoku, Baccarat is submission to Allah subhanaw taala. without compromise, what does that look like? And what is expected of us in, in the aspect of submission, submitting to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, as part of this, as part of this, there are expectations that Allah has offered us as Muslims. And I mentioned some of those last time, the expectation, for example, to be people of virtue, to be those who reflect on the world to be people who are patient when something bad happens, or something disastrous happens, etc, etc. but also the
expectation is that we are going to be living a social life we are going to be married. And as part of married marriage is a people will end up getting divorced as well. So how do we navigate marriage and divorce, that is also an expectation from us. And in the Quran in Surat Al Baqarah the Quran explains a lot of this, as you can see here in ayah, number 221. This passage begins I'm gonna give you an overview first of this. So this just so you can appreciate the, the, the the depth of this or the the breadth of this excuse me, if I look at this
I in number 221 that's where the passage begins about marriage. Okay? It continues on the next page. Okay? Marina Azzam autolock. Divorce continues on the divorce women, I number 28. How many times does divorce occur twice, is how a divorce occurs, and then the third time it becomes final.
What happens after you divorced somebody when a woman has been divorced? Then what happens then? What if she wants to remarry? What happens in the situation of custody, right? Who gets to take care of the children after divorce? What happens when a person passes away and they have left behind a widow? Okay, what happens with the widow who was in her waiting period? Right? And in her waiting period? You know, she wouldn't she would like to move on with her life. But you know, before she can do that, can someone propose to her? Okay, what happens about marriages that take place, but then there is no, there's no conception of the marriage, there is no intimacy that takes place. What
happens in this situation? What happens in this situation of, you know, a div a divorce, in terms of what the divorcing party, the husband and the man, what is do upon them, all of that you see how long that passage was? It was, you know, five pages of the Quran. You see, I start from here, page number 35. And it goes 30 630-738-3094 pages. That's compare this compare this brothers and sisters to the passage about fasting for example, I have number 182. Fasting starts here. All people fasting has been prescribed upon you, and it ends on the next page. Right here is number 187. Compare this with hedge HUD starts here on page number 30. I number 196 concludes on page number 32 is number
203. A page a page and a half. And that's it. That's how much time illustrata devotes to the to this to the study of these two pillars or to the explanation of what these pillars are fasting and Hajj just about a page and a half to two pages of the Quran. Right? But the ayat of talaaq four and a half pages, Allah spotless spends on it, talking about the different rulings talking about the different implications. This is the idea that I want to get to
get across to you. This is a serious matter, marriage divorce. These are serious matters. And they're matters that involve people. And when people are involved, emotions are involved. Complications arrive, friction happens between groups, a loss pantalla takes his time to address these things. And then after this as well, there's a whole circle surah Pollock, which is short surah that addresses these issues one more time, just to give you the clarity that's required, just so that the questions about this topic are all addressed in the Quran itself. Do you know the prayer, the Salah that we pray, there is actually nothing about the Salah in terms of the way we
pray the fix of the Salah, nothing is in the Quran, except the prayer of fear. So not to have, okay, a very specific type of prayer. The Quran doesn't even comment on it. It leaves it to the Prophet Salaam to explain it to us to how to pray, fasting, you saw that little amount had you saw that amount, but the laugh You see so much the Quran covers because Allah, Allah wants you to hear it from him how we should navigate this very difficult stage in a person's life. Let's look at a few things that I like to point out
about the concept of marriage and divorce is number 222 speaks. I remember excuse me, 221. Let's start with their talks about who a believer is supposed to marry and not marry. We're actually not supposed to marry polytheistic women and polytheistic men are not supposed to marry believing women either. This is the standard rule. The Muslims marry within each other in within the religion. There's an exception to this rule for the men. That's going to come in Surah Surah Mati. That's rule number five, and I'll address that there but the general rule is, there is basically no intermarriage between a Muslim man with a polytheistic woman or a Muslim woman with a polytheistic,
man. Okay, now, it speaks about menstruation is number 222. This is something we'll look at how the Quran describes it as an IT IS A harm. harm is a okay transition. It is something that's painful. For others you don't know filma he'll keep away from your wives during ministration meaning do not engage in intercourse during the monthly periods of the women. This is something the Quran explains in very beautiful terms. It's a difficult topic. It's a topic that involves personal matters. It's a topic that discusses intimacy, but the Quran does not shy away from it does not leave it ambiguous it actually makes it clear and uses very beautiful and clear words to explain that okay.
And actually even says in the law, hey, Buta rabina, you haibun matahari in the thick of this is coupled with the purification that Ischia Allah loves those who are constantly repented, and loves those who are constantly purifying themselves. As the women who finished this state, they purify themselves, that is something that Allah loves, as the men who are not in the state, but they are repenting to Allah and they're purifying themselves, that is something that Allah is partner loves, as well.
The relationship, the marital relations, is that okume Health Allah comfort to her circum and NASA to your wives are a place of sowing a seed for you. Okay, that means
that this is a this is a, a metaphor. It's a metaphor for your wives and you and your wife are supposed to have intercourse that is vaginal, it's not any other type of intercourse. Again, clarifying matters that are taboo in the community. But the Quran uses beautiful analogies and expressions to make sure we understand that this is the clear, you know, this is the clear religion, okay. You look at divorce. Let me skip a little bit to the divorce part.
There's a lot of details about how divorce occurs and whatnot, but look at what Allah says
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do not keep them intending harm to transgress against them, but the man has in the marriage, an upper hand, he has more responsibility. Also he has more privilege. So the Quran is advising the man. Okay, don't use your privilege to harm the woman intending to harm her and then transgressing the bounds by doing so while my father Luca cavanna. Manasa. Whoever does so has only wronged himself.
No one else has been wronged that woman she's hurt, of course Allah, Allah will make her whole. Okay? But you the transgressor Allah, Allah will hold you accountable because you have wronged yourself. This is the thing the Quran wants to teach us when you are hurting people or you think you're hurting people, you may have heard them but last month I will take care of them and you will give them the justice that they deserve. But you are actually hurting yourself. First and foremost are my fri Vega hot Bala Manasa don't take this while at the Hindu ir de la husa. Don't take the verses of a law ingest don't make a mockery of the religion. No make a mockery of the religion that
Allah has sent to you abusing the versus abusing the ayat of the Quran and Sunnah to achieve achieve your purposes Don't do that. Don't prevent women from getting married again if they want to remarry if alotau de Lune don't permit them to read from remarrying right out of this is not the husband that that is being addressed but this is the guardian of the of the woman her her father, maybe her brother Don't make it an issue of ego that you are taking it personally that she got divorce and that's harming her as well. Daddy come as gala como alcoholic that's an instruction to our believes in London last day that is pure for you and better for you. So Pamela, look how nicely the ayat of
divorce speak. One final point about the idea of divorce, which is a again, a deep topic, but I'm giving you a big picture overview of what this is. Okay? It's talking about divorce. It's talking about divorce. Right I have number 237 divorce, I remember to 38 mentions What have you who Allah salatu wa salatu salam maintained with care the obligatory prayers, and particularly the middle prayer will qumola he carnitine and stand before Allah, devoutly obedient if you are afraid in because you are baby in the middle of a battle for the German otaku vana. Then pray on foot or writing. So Han Allah you there is no exception given for Salah if you are afraid for your life.
It's not like okay, pray, you know, tomorrow No, no, pray on foot or writing. Do as much of the prayer as you can, but do it on its time.
And when you are secure then remember Allah as he has taught you that which you previously did not know. So how many people tried to say oh, I have exams I can pray. Here the Quran is saying if your life is on the line, pray, but just modify your prayer but pray on time. That's what the Quran is expecting of us. As believers. That's what Allah expects of us as believers. Our prayer is so important. It doesn't matter what's happening around you. You pray on time. Okay. Now what's amazing is the following. This passage about Salah is placed in the middle of the passage talking about divorce. And again, here is a situation that we need to ponder what is the wisdom Allah monta spoke
about divorce before and then divorce after or a person right here divorce after. And in the middle of it. Allah spondylus speaks about prayer. And this is a last month alone telling us that our prayer is so important, even in these emotional tough times. Don't ever let go of your prayer. Don't ever compromise your Salah. Don't ever think it's okay to not pray or I'm too busy or I'm too stressed or I'm too sad or too angry to pray don't ever ever go there because your Salah is the anchor that holds you down. It's the thing that keeps you grounded and keeps you firm is the thing that protects you from yourself and from the whisperings of the devil it's the thing that unlocks
the help of Allah starting over somebody or solid like we met we learned yesterday. It is the way we seek Allah's help through difficult times. So don't abandon your prayers in the middle of these very difficult moments. That is a little bit about
the ayat of marriage and divorce proceeding on to the third use the third just starts
with the mention of tilcon rusu for bonobo whom Allah about okay these these messengers, some of them we cost to exceed because to exceed others. Some of them cost exceed others maybe let's switch around the translation just to make it a little more fluent.
Alright, of these messengers, we have given something additional among them, okay, okay, translation meaning what is this meaning some messengers Allah has raised in rank and others. He has raised some messengers above others in ranks. Okay.
And he gives examples min humann columella. There are some who God spoke directly to, like musasa lab. Right, and Rafa Rafa about the Honda Raja and others he exalted in rank. This is perhaps a reference to the Prophet that was mentioned before the Prophet that's just mentioned in the previous use is thou there is an app over katella that David killed Goliath. The story of David and Goliath is mentioned at the end of the passage, or end of second use an interesting story and a very powerful story of people committing to their fate, committing to a loss, Panthers worship, without compromising, even when they were against all odds. So here perhaps this part, he exalted others in
ranks is a reference to how though that Islam was exalted from just being a soldier in the army of dilute to becoming a prophet and a great king. Okay. And then, of course, the last prophet of Vanessa in the in the Santa Maria malba unit, we gave Jesus the son of Mary Claire signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit for a year now who be Rochelle kudos, this is actually one of the titles of gibreel roux, hell, kudos, okay, the Holy Spirit, the sacred, you know, soul that is a title given to her to anybody that is, in the Quran. Rule headquarters, also is called a rule without the Word of God is the soul or the spirit, meaning he is the one who brings revelation. And
the revelation is the soul that keeps us alive. Without the revelation, we are just, you know, going around, and we are no different, then,
you know, like we're, we're lifeless in a way, right? So gibreel, as I said, I'm the bringer of Revelation is bringing for us the thing that gives us life and that's why he's called a rule. And rule headquarters is another name that the Quran gives him, okay? Well, sha Allah had god please, those who succeeded them would not have fought against one another, after the clear science had come to them, but they disagreed among themselves again, the people, the people, the people, that's all people are, you will have revelation, you will have scripture, you will have prophets. And they are the ideal case, the best case, but religious people will get into confrontations will get into
problems, because they're human beings. And that's how we are we are, you know, bound to create problems for each other. That's the nature of being a human.
Don't let people's mistakes detract you from the truthfulness of the message, some believed, while others did not yet had God want willed, He will not they will not have fought against themselves. But Allah does who at whatever he wants, if Allah wanted to prevent all evil from occurring in the world, he could have done so this is the problem of evil that the atheists grapple with. If Allah wanted, they would have been no conflict, people would have just lived happily in the world, but that's not Allah's choice. Allah allowed us to be who we are as human beings, and put the test for the humans in how do you deal with other human beings? Not how do you project your ideal world
utopian view upon Allah? subhanaw taala? That's actually not what is the test the test is how do you navigate the ups and downs of life? Given? Given all that people do? Okay, so Hannah, this is something this is a deep point to consider. I hope you do consider it in sha Allah. Okay. Alas, Martha says, Oh, you who believe spend out of what We have given you before the day comes when there will be no trading. But will there be neither trading friendship nor intercession? Truly it is those who deny the truth who are wrongdoers. This is an important part because what's going to come up after the story or after towards the very end of sort of Baccarat is the concept of charity and good
deeds. It's going to come up a lot how charity is part and parcel of who we are as Muslims. And it is what Allah Spano expects of us as Muslims. But before that, we get to Ayatollah cursive, the greatest idea of the Quran, the idea of the Quran that is like the crown jewel of the Quran, without a doubt, and I want to actually share with you something about advocacy, that last year I did not share but it's something worthwhile sharing it of course, he is a ring composition. It's a ring composition, what is the ring composition, it is a method of constructing an argument that is symmetrical. In a ring composition. You would have a correspondence between the beginning and the
end. It's like a mirror image Okay, and the central meaning is placed in the center.
Center in the middle of it Okay, what do I mean by that? Let's take an example to corsi is an example of of the ring composition. Let's look at this Allahu La Ilaha Illa Who will you will call you Allah there is no god but him the ever living the Sustainer like that who who sin unto Allah? No,
neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes him laahu Murphy semi wati Rama fill out all that is in the heavens and in the earth belong to Him. Mandela the ishvara window in love even him who is there that can intercede with him except by his permission? Yeah, Allah mama Bina ad him mama holla whom he knows what is in front of them and what is behind them while I failed una Vichy mineralnye illa Masha, but they do not I did not have any of his knowledge. Except what He wills was the article cu was somehow it was out his chair extends over the heavens and the earth while I Oh, who flew Houma looking after them does not hire him. Well, well Ali, you love Him. And He is the Most High, the
great. Look at the beautiful composition here in this of course, if you see this sentence here, Allahu La Ilaha Illa who will who will call you is a mirror or is mirrored by wahoo will Ali you love him? Okay, the last sentence these two are, you know mirroring each other because they mentioned the two names of Allah Allah hi Alka yam, the ever living and sustaining Allah Allah Levine, the Most High, the most great, there is this beautiful cemetery there about these two, these two sentences, right? And there's also a very deep connection between these four names and high volume is the reason why Allah is the only one where do you worship, because everybody else lives
and dies. Everybody else needs someone to sustain them only Allah is the one who has always been living and will always live and needs no one to sustain him. And he's the one who sustains everybody else. And then he's the most Hi, ally Lee, no one can supersede him. And he is the LLVM the great or the greatest, no one can be bigger, better than him. And that's why he is La Ilaha Illa, who is the only one where the worship to see the meaning is beautifully constructed in this way, neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes him that hallucinogen wanna know, is mirrored by what we're
looking after them does not tire him, because this drowsiness and sleep is a you know and is an expression or is a manifestation of tiredness. And last month, Allah does not have any of that. And his as great as His Majesty and His kingdom is you know, watching over it does not hire him. So these two sentences are mirrored sentence
level refers to my writing or my fill out all that is in the heavens and the earth belongs to him mirrored by was the accuracy was somehow it was out the somehow it was out a similarity. While all that phrase repeats in that, and in this part is so beautiful, what his all that's in the heavens and the earth. Level map is similar to everything that's in it all human beings, all objects all matter is the, you know, it's the property of the last part that goes he is the one who originated it and brought it into existence, even the materials that we make, the things that we manufacture, the source material is from the ground and that is the material that Allah Allah has put there for
us. his chair extends over the heavens and the earth, this is an expression of his kingdom. This is an expression of his ownership, he owns everything. And then this is an expression of his kingdom is a king over everything. So panela and then Mandela dh Pharaoh in the lobby evening he who is there that can intercede with him except by his permission mirrored by what are you here to nabeshima me Illa be Masha, they do not have any of his knowledge except what He wills, the Illa and Ella here right the six expressions are identical, the sentence the sentence construction is identical and the concepts are linked. Look at this. No one can speak on behalf of one another person on the Day of
Judgment unless Allah allows and nobody can have any knowledge in this world. unless Allah subhanaw taala allows them to have it These two are mirrored and in the middle of it is your level Nabina at him mama hall for whom he knows what's in front of them and what's behind them and how I how beautifully placed this sentences because what's in front of them is their present and what's being
Behind them as their past, and in front of them literally here is these sentences. And what's behind them is these sentences, and they're beautifully mirrored to come together to give this beautiful ring composition. The Quran speaks in a very, very beautiful, very eloquent way. And this is an expression of that. Now you might say, well, this is something that sure anybody can compose afterwards to write. Well, the Quran did not go through an editorial process, the Quran did not go through like a revision afterwards to make it fit. In fact, the Quran was revealed in different different times in different different places. It's when it all comes together, and it was compiled
at the end of the life of the Prophet Salaam. That is where you see the ring composition, the beautiful structure, the beautiful symmetry, that is where the miracle of the Quran expression lies, Allahu Akbar. Okay, so that is the circle, I had to go see the props have said, this is an eye when someone reads it, after their fault prayers, the only thing that prevents them from entering Paradise is death, meaning this is a way we attain paradise, because it's so powerful and beautiful. This is the idea that we should read, to protect, find protection and seek protection from whatever is a you know, you know, harming us or whatever we're afraid of. It's a very beautiful eye. Moving
on. After this, Allah spotless speaks about Ibrahim returns to Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam mentioned that there is no economic evidence, there's no compulsion in the religion, because truth is clear. And, and what's false. It is also clear Allah is popular has made them clear, you make the choice to enter Islam, do it without compulsion. And he gives, you know, moving to the to the next part, he gives a very important example, which is the example of Ibrahim alayhis salam having a debate with a king. And again he last month was using this to show two things number one, Allah is the patron of the faithful Allahu Allah Allah Vina amanu he is going to protect them. Here Ibrahima Salaam is
standing in front of a king. And basically in worldly terms, he is helpless the king King, this king get to slay him and there is no accountability. But Ibrahim Assam is protected by Allah. And Allah makes sure that he wins the argument and makes it out of there unharmed, without any without any blemishes. But also he's trying to show that people will not accept the religion even if logically proven to be correct. There has to be an element of a desire to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, the desire for the truth, the desire for the purpose or for attaining a purpose in this life and attaining salvation in the next life here, Ibrahim, Melissa lamb is explaining to this king who
has been bestowed kingdom, Ibrahim s says my lord is the one who gives life and brings that he is the one who brought us into existence, he is going to take us out of existence as well. The man replied, The King replied I to give life and bring that and he will meet. I do it as well. Look, here's a person who's about to die. And when I met him when I saved him, and that's how I gave him life. And there's a person who's about to who's living. I'm gonna catch him and kill him and see I give death. This is exactly missing the point because Ibrahim alayhis salam is talking about the bringing into life from nothingness. What you have done is as you have maybe spared a person's life
or unjustly easily killed the person they that's not the same thing. If Assam tries again he says well my lord in Allahu Allah is the one who brings up the sun from the east. So you bring it up from the west. In the lie Activision Simeon watch the TV hominem argument, bring it from the West bababooey de la liga for and then the disbeliever was confounded because now Ibrahim Islam is pointing to him, that Allah is the one who has made this creation and has set it in its motion and its place and set the system to run the way it's running if your God changed that system, and of course, that's beyond any human being to even conceive a let alone to do so Ibrahim Assam showed him
that there is a higher power who is in charge of us, yet that did not register, because people are not going to just accept when logically convinced there has to be the heart that desires this. The Quran speaks about.
About resurrection after life after death. These two is number 259. And number 260 speak about resurrection after death. We're going to talk about this more in sha Allah in Surah number in Surah number 22 surah Hodge inshallah, when we get there, we'll speak about
resurrection a lot more there but today we'll proceed to financial transactions. And this is a very important aspect of the deen. And as you will notice the financial transactions This is page number 44 of the Quran and look how far it spends. 4440 540-640-7447 is now talking about financial transactions in the sense of Riba
earning interest and trading 48 making contracts when giving out loans 49 continuing talking about loans, it spans all these pages, I forgot to count but 123455 pages approximately of the Quran, that's a quarter Jews talking about financial transactions, charity, how you should give charity what should be your mindset when you're giving charity? How do you do business? How do you not do business? How do you give? How do you give loans to people? Should you you know, destroy people's lives because you're giving them a loan and a helping hand. All of these things are mentioned with so much detail, because these are again, people matters. People matters. The Quran wants you to get
it straight from Allah spatola and not be confused or not be in the dark about it. A lot more dimensions is number 261. The reward of those who give charity matter Lula Dena Yun foon Amala Humphrey Sabina la camisa de hobbiton umbertide sobre assignable piccoli, sambuddhassa Mia to harbor those who spend their wealth in for God's cause.
Their example is like,
like grain of corn, which sprouts into seven years
with 100 grains in each year for God grants manifold increased whoever he wills
and he is the infinite and all knowing Okay, now, this is an interesting it's a very interesting analogy that the Quran gives the ears of a grain the ears of a of grain. The idea is as follows. I'll just show you the image here. Here is the image. Okay. The IRS of a grain is like this.
P coulis frequently assumed Bula Tamia to harbor a green is causing sprouting off seven years, this is a year and each year has many other grains in it, each of which can be used to plant another seed. And the idea here is that this is like 700, right? So one grain will produce 700 grains afterwards. That's the idea that Allah is giving or the metaphor that last month was using to tell us or to teach us about charity. When you give charity for the sake of Allah, Allah who You are a fool Nemanja Sha, Allah smarta will multiply it beyond your imagination, beyond your imagination. And if you want a physical understanding of this, look at a grain how the grain grows, grain have
an ear of grain Yes, watch how it grows, you take one seed, and it grows into you know 700 and even more grains as it as it flourishes will love who you are, if we need Misha, the same idea applies to the charity when Allah will multiplied imagine you donated $1. But you were so sincere, and maybe that dollar was hard for you to donate because you don't have it locked, but you donated it. And in the eyes of Allah that dollar is like 700 1000 even more than that. That is what Allah is saying in this ayah. Think about the charity. Now the charity that we give is given not to earn privilege is not to gain favors over people or it's not to gain an upper hand or people that is actually a
disgusting attitude. Someone who helps someone and then says I helped you afterwards that is hurtful. That's a taunt. That's insulting. It's better that you don't help. This is this. Look at this. Those who spend their wealth for God's cause and do not follow their their near their charity with taunts and insults shall be rewarded by their Lord and they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve a kind word and forgiveness is better than a charitable deed followed by hurtful words. God is self sufficient and forbearing will level the knee up Eileen, what does that mean? It means
If you were to give charity, and you were good, and you didn't see anything hurtful, that's the best case scenario, because you did it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And you did not humiliate the one you were helping, okay? Next Best is you just say something good. Say something nice, say something positive, or Be quiet. Don't say anything. That's the next best in the in the sequence or in the order of charitable endeavors. And then a third and the worst, actually is you help someone and then you taunt them, and you insult them, and you remind them of how much you help them. That is the worst of all of these scenarios. That's the understanding Allah wants us to have before he talks
about who should you give, who should you help? First, fix your mind.
Don't think your charity is helping the person that you're giving your charity is helping you. First and foremost, that is the mindset. So don't insult the person you've helped helped. Don't hurt them afterwards. Because you know what you're hurting yourself by, by the by saying those words. And this kind of useless charity, the Quran gives a very powerful example of it, right? An example of it is like a, it's like a rock covered with Earth. Okay, it can maybe have some little plants that grow on it, I have number 264. But if there's a heavy rainfall for tharaka, who salda It leaves it hard and bear, it cannot hold any of its if it's fruit, any of its plants, whatever it grows on it because
the foundation is not suitable not fit. And that's the example of the person who is giving charity. But the foundation of Eman is not correct. So they're not able to hold on to any of the rewards or any of the rewards that they should be earning by by giving charity, they're actually wasting a lot today, most of the corticon they are rendering it meaningless and void because they can't control their emotions. So they say hurtful words, and they insult people.
But it doesn't do anything. They are like now that rock that can't hold any of its plans. It's like that person they cannot hold on to any of the other, they keep losing it. They keep gaining they gain adjure and they lose the Azure because of what they said they gain Azure and they lose a job because of what they said. What What a terrible tragedy for a person to be like that. And last one of them wants us to not be like that he gives an example of a blessed charity is number 265 methylone levina yagoona ambala. home in de la Mr. Padilla, what does retirement unfussy him an example of those who spend their wealth in ait in order to gain God's approval, not people's
approval, not privilege, not an upper hand, but God's approval and to strengthen their souls, what that beat them in and forcing him to show to themselves that this is I am a good person I can help I can, you know, prove in my sincerity, I am doing this to prove my sincerity is like a garden on elevated ground. When heavy rain falls on it, it doubles as produce. And if heavy rain does not fall, then light rain suffices for them to save. How are we known for tall? What is this example, such a beautiful example is the example of a person who when he has a lot, he gives even more hamdulillah and he gets doubled, tripled the reward that you know, Allah gives to this person. And
then when they have a little times of tough, they still give. They're good in all situations. They're good in all places. That's the believer. They bring goodness wherever they might be, whatever circumstances they might be in, because they do it that meet them. If they are locked in love, they do it to gain the approval of Allah and His pleasure and to prove their sincerity to themselves. But as meet them and unfussy him, and that's why they don't ever go wrong. It doesn't matter how much they donate how little they donate, doesn't matter where they are, they never go wrong, because their foundation is solid, and it's set. And that is why Allah Subhana Allah praises
them. And that's again, before Allah speaks about who you're giving charity to. Please understand, fix your mind before you start to do this, understand why you're doing it. So it's clear in your mind and then let's talk about the how a very beautiful way the Quran explains things. Would you give charity to well, you can give charity to people who are you know, you can give it openly to inspire people you can do it privately giving it to to help Pokhara to people who are in need, you can give it to people who
See Rafi sebelah, engrossed in God's cause to be able to travel about the land in search of livelihood. People who are subhuman Jah, Hindu Alinea, those who are unaware of their condition makes it seem to them that this is a person who doesn't need anything, right? Because they have a lot of dignity. Here's a person, minute if you will, a normal person will see them and be like, Hey, this is a person who doesn't need any help. Why should I give them charity, but a smart, emotionally intelligent person will look at their circumstances and say this is a man or woman who needs some help giving them help, right identifying that person because this person lives in the NASA it have a
they don't beg people, you identify the needy who is not asking that requires emotional intelligence that requires what's called an education witness. You have to know the people.
And then you help these people. Well, Mountain View human Hayden, fine Aloha, Biggie, Eileen, whatever good you spend for the sake of Allah, Allah knows those who spend their wealth, privately publicly, night and day shall receive the reward from Allah, they shall have no fear, nor should they nor shall they grieve again, charity, we are going to be, you know, Ramadan is a month also to be charitable. But please understand why you're giving charity, you're giving it for your own salvation. Number one, you are not giving charity so that you can remind people of your favors that oh, I did this, I donated for this cause I built this, I did that. Don't do that. That's going to
destroy your good work that will destroy it. And what a tragedy that you spent the money and you didn't get anything out of it. And number three, who you give it to find worthy people were the people that you can support specially people who need help, but they don't ask for help because they have too much dignity. That's really a worthy recipient. And it requires emotional intelligence and requires a person to be in tune with the people to recognize that but that's where a lot of edger is. And the Quran encourages that how beautiful you see the passage of charity speaks about charity. Then of course, the last one that goes on to Riba and it's presented as the opposite of charity Riba
is like juxtapose as the opposite of charity. Why? Because
charity is helping a person it is giving them a helping hand. Riba at its core is exploitation. Someone who doesn't have enough you give them with the expectation, they're going to give you back more more money, then you have given them as a loan. And that, again, systemically privileges the powerful and, and, and weakens the poor and the and the underprivileged. systemically that's the case, it is always going to be though it's a it's a zero sum game in favor of the person who's giving the debt, the one who is giving out the loan, that's a it's a game that's tilted in their favor, and the one who, if the debtor has to be if the debtor can break even or fulfill the
conditions, they're doing it against the odds, they're doing it against the odds. So it's juxtapose as the opposite of charity because it's exploitation at its core. And it is described in them
in a novel way or omit loaded up people say, hey, buying and selling is only a kind of usury they're really the same. What's the difference? Potato, potato, tomato, tomato, right? Know How lovely they are, or how Rama Riba God has made trade lawful and has made interest unlawful. He's using the word usury here in reality, Riba is interest that's what it is usury and interest are interchangeable words. Sometimes you know, aspects of interests are not you know exactly Riba. But those are specific circumstances. The point is brothers and sisters, it is talking about interest. And that is what the Quran very very strongly, very strongly
warns against warns against. Give up what's due of interest if your true believers because if you don't do so, then you are at war with God and His Messenger Ryan number 279. What a what a difficult, difficult situation what a stern warning the Quran gives about this, this is not a small matter. It's not something that just can be looked on the other way, and whatnot. This is a big matter while a lot of the moon Allah to the moon, don't wrong others and you will not be wrong. Then you have
this ay ay ay ay number 281. According to the Memphis City, this is the last ayah that was revealed.
To the prophet SAW them before he passed away, fear the day that you shall be made to return to God. And then every soul shall be paid in full, what it has earned and they shall not be wronged. This is I remember to add to the longest aisle of the Koran.
The longest I have the Quran, and it's not talking about fasting, it's not talking about hijab is not talking about music. It's not talking about a halal chicken. It's talking about debt. That contracts when you make a contract for debt, * to boohoo then write it down, put it in writing. And the details aren't so many. Look at how detailed This is. So panela This is a whole part of Islamic law in an IRA, that is the size of a page the longest is in the pork pan. Again, Allah is giving importance to these matters. The matters that are between people, matters that people are going to interact with the Quran is giving it importance and addressing them. Because it's not left
to people to figure this out themselves. Allah Spanish Allah Himself is giving the instruction that is appropriate for that. After this is the last part of Surah Al Baqarah. The last two Ayat of Surah Baqarah are such beautiful I had the problem said I was given these last verses from a Baccarat from a treasure under the throne, none before me has been given them and none after me will be given them. And he also said whoever recites the last two verses from Al Baqarah gafa who will be sufficient for him or her so panela they are so powerful, these ayat that if you were to read them a night, that's all you need, you need to get up to pray, you don't need to do anything else. That's
how powerful and magnificent these two is our tip. We'll start actually at number two for 284 you know, the third last year, all that is in the heavens and the earth. Certainly, all that the heavens and the earth contain belongs to whether you disclose what is in your minds, or keep it hidden. God will bring you to account for it. He will forgive whom he will and punish whom he pleases. He has power over all things will Lavoie coalition or the AMA Rasulullah zerah la Hema Robbie, while moving on the messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, while moved me noon and so to the believers, Colin and I will he omala EGA de Rocco to be he will also be they
all believe in God had and his angels, his scriptures and his messengers. They say learn Frederick Cobain had a middle Sunni, we do not differentiate between any of his messengers we'll call Sameer Anna, Aparna Veronica robina are in a cannot see. And they say we hear and obey grant us your forgiveness, Lord to you We shall all return. This is a very beautiful, there's a very beautiful symmetry. Remember I told you about the ring composition inside of surah? Two inside of it you can see actually the whole sort of Bukhara is a ring composition, a large ring composition where the beginning and end are, you know mirroring each other? How so? Look at this, in the very beginning of
circle bacara Allah spoke about the ones who are mindful of God, who de Lille Mottaki And who are these the ones who believe in the unseen and they're steadfast in prayer and the span from what We have provided that provided them right. These are the ones who believe in the revelation sent down before and to you. Yes, here Look at this. It speaks about the believers again. But now it's speaking about not the believers actions it speaking about the believers do and what the believers are seeing the expressions, we hear and obey grant as your forgiveness, Lord to you is our return. But illegal mercy you it's there Dora here? It's their actions. Yes. Prayer charity. Here, it's
there Dora. Here a lot of dimensions. They believe in the unseen in the very beginning. At the end he mentions what the unseen is the unseen is the Allah, His angels, his scripture and his messengers. In the beginning he mentions they believe in what was revealed to you and those before you. Here again in mentions Llandovery Kubina had the middle so the we do not differentiate between any of his messengers. That's the core of this belief. You see how the fate or the tenant of faith as mentioned in the beginning, and its manifestation is expression is mentioned at the end, a lot of work but how beautiful this symmetry is, and look what it says here, right. We've been asked a lot
to whom Ukrainian they are
Firmly believing the life to come so look at the DA that this person or these people are making. Okay? What do you call it for long enough son in law how God does not charge a soul when more than it can bear the hammer, Conservatoire la hammock to summon it shall be requited for whatever good and whatever evil it has done the prayer again look at this firmly believe in the life to come Rob Bonilla to ask is not in the center of our Lord do not take this to task if you forget or make a mistake because the we're worried about the life to come we know we are going to be standing in front of you for giving us a fruitful and giving you an account. So don't take us a task on that
day. Urbana, Hola, Tamil Alina ISON comma hamata, who Lena Lord Do not place on us a burden like the one you placed on those before us. This is very beautiful because the surah entirely spoke about previous not entirely large a large part of it spoke about Bani Israel who had a burden placed on them. That was hard. And we're asking Allah not to place that burden on us. They faltered or Allah Don't let us falter. Let us you know submit to you and be devoted to you without compromise Robin Allah to homina mala Takata NaVi our Lord Do not place on us a burden, that we do not have the strength to bear.
Don't let life get so difficult that it becomes too hard for us to bear. We firmly believe in the life to come. So we know that you are not going to make this life too difficult for us. Well, if one will fill in our handout, pardon us, and forgive us and have mercy on us. You are our Lord and sustainer unta mowlana funktionale Coleman caffeine. So help us against those who deny the truth, such a beautiful symmetry from the beginning and the end. And you can actually make a case and there's people like Professor Raman Ferren, who has made the case about this, that the Quran a total Bukhara is a large
is a large
ring a composition, right. And that is something that we can definitely ponder. And it's something I encourage you to read on your own to see the beauty of the current narrative. Then we have now the next surah, which is Ali Imran Ali Imran is translated as the family of Emraan. And Imran, as we will learn is the father of Miriam. And he said, I'm the grandfather of syedna, Isa Ali Salah. Okay, so this is story is about early m&r or the sutras will mention the story of the family of Iran. And as its mentioned the story of the family of Iran, of course, its primary audience is not willing to be the Christians, the Christians are going to be the primary audience here, not the Jewish
community, even though they will be addressed the bunny's raw ease will be addressed as well. But the primary audience will shift to the the Christians at parts of the surah. But this surah has a lot more than just just then just addressing the Christians. What Surah Surah, Allah and Ron refers to or what it focuses on, is what is true faith. What is the reality of true faith? How do you understand what true faith is? Okay? Let's look at the beginning of this surah we have
the beginning of Surah Al Emraan mentions Allah is revelation, right starts with Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah you, God, there is no date he saved him. The Living the the Sustainer ness is Allah Allah Calcutta bill Hawk, he has sent down the book to you with truth, which fulfills the predictions in the scriptures that preceded it. And he has sent down the Torah and the Gospel beforehand, and it was sent down for guidance for mankind, and he has sent down unfold upon the Quran, the standard by which we discern what's true and what's false. We determine truth and falsehood based on the Quran. That is the introduction that Allah Spano love gives. This is what
true faith is to use the Quran or to understand the Quran is the source of our morality, what's true and what's false, what's good, what's evil, that is built upon revelation, specially unforgotten the Quran. After this it mentions
the people who are
the people who are truly
you know, dedicated to Allah spawn Tada, right. Or Rossi hoonah felyne Hey,
inventions, those firmly grounded in knowledge, what was the one of
them and he called lumen and Europeana we believe in it, all of it is from our Lord. What is this referring to? it's referring to the nature of the Scripture, believing in the Scripture is part and parcel of what true faith is. But the scripture has is that our foundational hoonah Makita, the basis of the book was Ohara, matassa behat. There is there are clear verses that are create clear and precise, I had to mock them at all. Now multitap they are the basis, the crux, the majority of the book will automata shall be had, and there's others that are allegorical, that have a that have multiple meanings, right? This is part and parcel of the Scripture, people will say, how come to
this interpretation? How come that interpretation? How come this, how come that? Well, the Quran tells you that majority of it is going to be an equip equivocal, absolutely an ambiguous, but there's parts of it, that will carry multiple meanings. And there is wisdom in that the wisdom in that is, it is allowing for the adaptation of the Scripture, over time, and over different places, if it was rigid, it would not be suitable for all times, and all places, it is flexible, to allow that, that scripture to be adapted to all times and all places and the believers when they see this, they say robina we am an OBE, khulumani and rabina. We believe in it all. Because we know it's from
our Lord, the conviction comes to them that this is from our Lord. So we believe in all of it okay. And this is how the wise This is how the wise act, they are. This understanding of the book as we will see in sort of Allium Ron is not limited only to the textual nature of it or the semantics of it. It is a matter of the soul Robin Allah to say Palutena Do not let us or do not let a deviate our hearts bother. bother in. Hi, Diana, after You have guided us, we'll have Lana Milan kurama bestowing upon us mercy. Surely you are the minister front of magnificent giver in NACA Antalya hub, oh Lord, you have you will surely gather the people on the day about which there is no doubt and God
never fails to fulfill his promise. This is the idea behind people who the Scripture speaks to who true whose true faith is in the Scripture. They understand it's the way of life. It's the standard of morality. It has interpretations, but a loss. patata is the one who revealed it. We believe in all of it. And there is a spiritual aspect to it. It's not just a pure textual study. It's not just literature that's to be criticized and studied. There is a spirituality to it as well. Okay, true faith. True Faith. As I mentioned, the idea of the surah is true faith. And as you will see, a part of true faith, or the expression of true faith is people preferring the life of this world over the
next life. xuyen Xena, NASA Bushati milanesa the satisfaction of worldly desires through women and children and heat up treasures of gold and silver and pedigreed horses and cattle and lands is attractive to people Delica matter will hire to dunya all this is the provision of the worldly life all of this is what you will enjoy in this world. What you will think of as valuable in this world, Allah who I know who has done the job, but with Allah with God is the most excellent abode. What is
that will come behind him in the liquid. Should I tell you of something better than all of these for the God fearing that our gardens in nearness to their, to their God, but rivers flowing through them, where they shall live forever with pure spouses and the goodwill of God. And God is watching his servants, those who say, Lord, we believe in you so forgive our sins and keep us away from the punishment of the Fire. These are those who are steadfast, the truthful, they're obedient, the ones who spend in the cause of God and those who pray before dawn for forgiveness, a beautiful expression when Mr. floodable as her they're praying for forgiveness before dawn, they are up at night praying
or maybe they're up getting ready for the fast to begin their fast and as they're in those last moments of the night. As social right as hard from the word Sahaja social comes from that at the time of sahul
They're asking Allah for forgiveness, their spirituality, their worship, their devotion, isn't making them arrogant is not making them think of themselves as holier than others. You see, they're still actively seeking Allah does forgiveness and his grace, even though they have spent a part of their night in worship, even though they're waking up at night to fulfill an act of worship, that getting ready for the fast, yet it's not going to their head, they are not becoming arrogant. This is what true faith is, people are as we are supposed to enjoy the goodness of this life, the pleasures of this world, but it cannot become a distraction where it consumes us. It cannot be the
thing that we prefer over the next life. We'd, you know, we see it as a worldly life. We see these as worldly means we enjoy them, we take advantage of them, but we don't prefer them over something that comes that is permanent. And that brothers and sisters, and is what true faith means. This surah inshallah, we will get into the story of the family of Isa Elisa Lam, to shower tomorrow, and we'll we'll pick it up from there, but we will conclude our studying. Alright, now let's take some questions each other at the very end, we have
vertical ECAM thank you very much Zack McCann, brother, mother and the rest of you. Can we follow the prayers? How can we follow prayer times when we are work? And we are not able to pray on time? Well, actually, it is your right as a as a Canadian, to take time off for prayer, it is up to you how you're within your rights to do so. So you should your your employer has to accommodate for you. Of course within reason you cannot be taking three hours of work to pray within reason you are allowed to take breaks for prayer. So you take the breaks for prayer that is your your your right given to you whether charter rights and you tell your employer that hey, this is the situation and
oftentimes it doesn't even have to get to a point of rights and no rights. It's just the employer is cordial enough to give you that allowance and shuttler What if your intention is to pray.
But then you are not able to pray because you do not have the strength to pray. You do not want to pray with half heart, half heartedly, but you want to be present while praying.
You should not be forced to pray if you're not feeling it because you're depressed sleeping cigarette what can we perform causal prayer? Because prayer, a lot of prayer. Well, here's the thing. Prayer isn't necessarily about your feelings. I'm sorry to say it that way. But it isn't. It isn't about your feelings. If you are drowsy and super sleepy. The problem has told us that you know, if you are sleepy, then you know take a nap and then get up and pray afterwards. If you have to go to the washroom don't hold yourself while you have to go before you have to go while praying because it's going to physically hurt you and mentally distract you don't do that. But if you're
feeling sad or lonely or whatever feelings you might be experiencing, that is actually no reason to leave the prayer. Sometimes prayer even if it's half hearted is required. You're supposed to go through the motions and bring yourself to it because that's how we seek our help. And that is a expression of our submission to Allah. Allah give me moments when you are very dedicated to your job when he completely forgot to make time for Salah in a professional aspect. What if you were able to remember it the last hour or last minute? It's okay as long as time has not expired you can pray inshallah. And even if your time has expired, the postman said annamma Ancelotti, oh NASA for
usually have another car. Someone else has forgotten about the time of prayer because they were busy, and then they remembered they should pray when they remembered and inshallah there's no problem with that. But don't make that like a habit that you're forgetting your prayer every day. Make it a part of your schedule and sha Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, our intention or action what is more important when it comes to our Salah? Both are important, both are equally important. You need your intention to be correct. You also need your actions to be correct as well. You can't have it one way or the other. Okay?
If it accidentally happens on some occasions, bus handler who never forget, okay.
How much is a cat needs to be donated and I'm alone for a woman who can't fast during pregnancy. Okay, so as a cat is not for women who can fat during pregnancy due to pregnancy that is called fadia. It's called a fifth year, then the fifth year is for every day you feed a poor person. inshallah, so that is the fifth year for the one who is unable to fast because they're pregnant or chronically. Ill
Can you purchase something a house before it's built? Does that product after you built first before you're able to purchase it? Excellent question. Not completely related. But the answer is yes, you can purchase something before it's built, particularly from a primary producer, meaning a builder you can purchase it from a builder. But if you cannot purchase a house before it's built from someone like me, because I'm not a primary producer of that, of that product, and versus her time for us, can I get the recording of it, please? Yes, of course, the recording is on the alcocer YouTube channel. You can get the recording there, all them go right there. Can you pray before time
unfortunately, you cannot pray the false prayer before time. You must pray after the time has begun. And we will talk about that in certain NASA more because that's that verse. That explanation comes there. inshallah we will end here for now. jsoc malo, Hayden subhanak alohomora, behind the canal de la ilaha illa. anta Stouffer Luca want to