Ramadan 2021 – A Juz A Day #18 The Believers are Successful
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beshara sondrio Cindy Emily, Sania Coco cola robina attina Tonia Hassan. Hassan Okinawa Sara Marie Kondo Lahore Karachi very welcome to adjust the day, we are today starting our 18th Jews hamdulillah. The 18 Jews of the Quran begins with surah number 23. So we know it number one, and ends with sort of recon. So 25 is number 20. So that includes all of surah number 23, also number 24, surah Noor, and a part of surah 25 surah al Furqan. This is what we have with this just let's start with minimal means the believers, what is the main theme? What is the main idea of the surah, the main idea of the surah is captured by the very first ayah. Let's look at that right now. In sha
Allah. Allah says, Allah will let him in a *ara Jim called me noon.
Successful indeed are the believers alladhina, whom few sadati him has your own, those who are humble and their prayer. This is the main concept of the surah to show that believers are truly successful,
that their success is something that Allah has attested to.
There's no doubt left whatsoever about that. And their success is not maybe how success is viewed by others. Their success is defined as such, they are the ones who are humble in their prayer harsh your own, on the root word hatia. Which means for something to be to be lowered, or something like the barren Earth is called wetheral. The hatia
that is what the Quran calls the same word as us. The idea of being the barren Earth is very lowly, there's very little movement there. In a barren Earth compared to like fertile land, there's a lot of movement, there's plants, there's animals, all that stuff. So, the prayer, the person who's praying they are, you know, this in the state of stillness when they are praying physically and their heart is in the state of serenity, as they are praying, I love enough you sought out the impossible. That's the measure of success. When levina hemani love we morally Lune there are those who turn away from all that is frivolous level is things that are useless things that are
It is something that takes you away from that the tasks that you're focused on that is the level so these people they turn away from the frivolous the distraction and then turn towards what's important what an excellent measure of success that is
in both this world and the next one arena homeless catify alone those who pay the cut and under transition, this is a you know, one transition of it but less the catify alone actually alludes to that perhaps here is a cat is not meant meant in the monetary sense because the cat here is more reference as
you know like
Zagato knifes like purifying the soul like if you see here, this translate this Arabic series as well as you know Motoki Luna. You know fusi him Ahmadi. That is the Guardian volume Allah, the raffia janessa. Right, they say that this is they're purifying themselves by paying the cat and, you know, purifying the raw footprints, okay, so this is that concept. They paid as a cat and they purify themselves. They are the ones who safeguard their chastity. They are the ones who saved the chastity except with their wives, and whom their right hands possess for then they are free to blink a fleet free from blame, excuse me, and whoever seeks to go beyond that. They are indeed the olara
doing the transgressors. So this speaks about promiscuity. These people are not promiscuous. They have relationships within what Islam defines as permissible ways to build families and whatnot. And they don't seek intimacy outside of those things. They are the ones who are faithful to their trust a leader only a minor thing him or him are our own. faithful to their trusts and promises on the give their word, they keep their word well Alina home Allah, Allah wa t him you have Elune those who attend to their prayers. They're protective of the times of the prayer here in the big
Getting it says Steve salata him Hoshyar on in the prayer, this is how they are humble, still serene. When it comes to Allah Salatu him this is about the timings of the prayer, very particular about the timing of the prayer, making sure that they pray on time within the window that the prayer is supposed to be prayed in Allah eco home will very soon these are the heirs of Paradise alladhina, Yeti Sunil Fidel, sir Humphrey Holly Dune, they shall abide there in forever alpha, those is actually the highest level of paradise.
There are levels to paradise, okay. And the highest level of Paradise is called Alfa dos. And this is, you know, expensive for those who is not like restricted, you can have, you know, the whole community of believers in and for those, that's how expensive it is.
So, but the idea here is, these people are going to get the highest level of Paradise, not just any place in paradise. That's an amazing measure of success, that brothers and sisters is the criteria of success, our commitment to our prayer, our dedication to serving others, our commitment to our emotional and our
you know, mental health, in the sense of we're removing distractions, we're able to focus on what's important, our you know, dedication to our families, our spouses, making sure that we're intimate only in that sense and not outside of those, our commitment to our word, which is our bond, okay? All of these are measured measure of success, and the way it is, and the final result of it, the place you get success is in the highest level of paradise. What Allah says about it also Yeti funa, they inherit, it's like their God given right to inherit paradise, because not that it's our right to inherit paradise, it's by the mercy of Allah. But Allah uses this word to show that's how
deserving they are of paradise. It's as if it's like they're right, like inheritance is the right that's how deserving they are of entering paradise May Allah make us of these people such a beautiful description of the believers and this is all you know, without you know, these are all open ended terms not open I'm sorry, these are all the description here is not a person or like a group of people. This could apply to anybody at any time at any place. So we hope that the last part that makes us have these people as well. Look at Harlequin in Santa min Sula, LATTIN clean Allah describes the assigned for the believers. The process of creation. We create a man from an essence
of clips is talking about Adam, though Madonna who know to fatten fear McKean. Then we meet him as a drop of fluid in this space safe space. This is talking about the rest of us. We don't we were conceived in the wombs of our mother. So mahalo cannot further Allah cotton, then we develop that drop into a clinging form Allah
like a little, you know, I look
piece of flesh that's like hanging on to something so small and tiny, for how often Allah Allah Kata midwater develop that form into a lump of flesh. Now it's like a lump of flesh, for holla tunnel mode, what I llama and then we develop that lump into bones for casona lai la mala, and then close the bones with flesh, how nice is this expression, the sound Allah, because the bone the flesh is literally clothes on, and intertwined with the bones, just like clothes are on your body, you know, and covering you. Right? And so the, that's a nice expression there. Though man shut Now hold on alpha, then we brought him into being as a new creation, this is actually a very beautiful
description of how the fetus develops the the fetus is a no goes to any stages, but it attains like a, fully like a fully formed version with bones and flesh, but it's a very tiny, miniscule version, and then it grows in the fetus, on the womb of the mother. The fetus grows in the womb, the mother and then that little thing, it's like it's just magnified, magnified, magnified. And that is perhaps what this is referring to, and how precise that is, when it comes to the embryo and the embryology of the this the fetus. how precise the Quran is about that Fatah barakallahu Asano holophane. So Glory be to God the best of creators, right is the best of creators, and his book is the best of
speech. So my inner combat article I made you tune and after this you shall surely die.
Then after this, you will be raised up on the Day of Resurrection, for sure. The creation and resurrection As you notice, they come together. Allah tells us about the creation to remind us of the resurrection, he brought you in the world, he can bring you back to life after you have died. And this is a very important understanding for us to have other sort of proceeds to talk about more science for the believers seven paths above you, right, this is a reference to the sky and how expansive and vast it is, and how there is water that Allah sends down in do you measure lodged in the earth for scanner Hoefler, so we can benefit from it. But if we believe we have the power to
take it away, right blessings of Allah can be lost
for an Shatner Lacombe gentlemen nephila Arnab la confy half a walkie who kathira to caminhada Kowloon, we have produced palm groves and vineyards for you, right, there are a variety of fruits and vegetations that grows, all of these women have grown so that we can eat and enjoy.
Special tree that grows on Mount Sinai, that olive tree produces oil. It's used as a condiment, it's a very fantastic thing. How many people around the world eat olives and all that consume all the world, right? It's a lot of a lot of people. And in the lack of an army libre, you have a lesson in livestock. By the way, the olives were not native to the to the, to the Arabians of the Arabian Peninsula. But it's a reference to the niceness of this fruit, or this plant that it's mentioned in the Quran. If you have a lesson in livestock, we provide you with drink from what is in their bellies, and you have many other benefits from them. And some of them you eat, how the animals it's
like such a great blessing. We have meat that we consume from it, we use the milk to make all sorts of dairy products, we use the the, the bones, and the bones are used also in labor consume the bones as well as broths and whatnot. We use the skin
almost everything about the animal we use, and we are benefiting from it. And also some animals are used for writing.
Such a beautiful sight such a variety of blessings. Allah reminds us, these are all signs for the believers. These are all signs for the believers so that they can be grateful and submitting to their Lord. Now last month that goes through a history lesson. I'm going to mention a few profits starts with no Elisa nap. No Haile Salam story is designed for the believers and assign that the believers at the end of the day will be successful. Even if in this world, it seemed like they were going to be losers. We also know Han illa COVID II for color Jaco Marabou de la hamanako. Manila was a no no our to his people. And he said my people worship God, you have no other de t except him.
Will you not fear him? And of course, the leaders, the people who are powerful are the people who are influenced they denied the truth. They said he is only a human being like yourselves. You read when you're the footballer alikoum he wants to be superior to you you want power he wants influence. That's why he's preaching what he's preaching. Right? And it really God wanted to send revelation he would send out an angel unzila melodica it would have been an angel not this man we want something like something special not just another human being like us. And this is something we've never heard of before right so this is just bizarre okay in who are illogical he's only a madman.
He did not on fertile rhombus will be he had the hain so just wait a while this thing is gonna pass as like a passing fad. Okay, no less than said my lord helped me they have rejected me. Now Allah revealed to him to build the ark under Allah's watchful eyes. And then the same thing as mentioned before about how take two from each
create each pair of animals or whatever you can find and your family except those who have not believed in normal raccoon when you are established on the ship, say Alhamdulillah he larina Jana middle common volley mean say Praise be to God who has delivered us from a wicked people, a beautiful
you know a beautiful idea to make Dora to thank Allah after a blessing has been attained after a crisis has been averted. And this is something we should make a habit of saying Alhamdulillah all praises for Allah Alhamdulillah all praises for Allah more and more to remind ourselves of Allah blessings and favors upon us. But Cora BNZ leemans Allah Baraka and the Hydra moon xidian Lord lead
land with your blessing in a blessing landing place you alone can provide the best landings a very beautiful day when you're sailing alright if you're out you know on boat have a canoe or something right and you're struggling and you're like I don't know where's where's this gonna take me? Probably until the moons Allah Mubarak on one teittleman zerene from Nuala salami learn to dwara Bismillah in Nigeria Musa and now also that's what you departed at the door, when you're when you're trying to, you know, dock ashore somewhere, okay? Allah says in the phenolic, Allah is surely these are clear signs, or surely there are clear signs in that story. In this way we put people to the
test, right? This life was a test these people failed it, Allah save those who passed it. And this is how the believers are successful. And then came the next generation. Now an anonymous prophet is mentioned for us enough Mr. solar minimum, this could be any profit anywhere in the world, but Subhanallah it's like a story that repeats itself. This is the case with so many prophets, you could just make it into like a, you know, an anonymous story. And it can fit any profit from any time because unfortunately, that's the nature of people. That's what they did to the people who came to them, calling them inviting them to Allah not asking them for money or anything. This is
unfortunately, the evil we see historically. from people, and this is a sign this is a moment of Sir sobering reality that we have to come to grips to come to grips with, excuse me, for a few minutes when I'm in home and Abdullah Malcolm in the line later, again, a messenger was sent saying the same thing worship god alone, you have no data other than him. If
same thing I didn't my luck, the leaders and that's the same thing. Nothing the sort of the surah is like the Quran is being repetitive I'm saying, historically, this is just what people would do again and again and again. It's frustrating to see that right in the sense of frustrating in the sense that people don't take heed. People don't take heed, hear Alma deny the truth. They denied the truth. They didn't want to follow the Prophet. What utter of Nahum Philharmonia a reason Allah gives, why they're not interested. We had granted them ease and plenty in their worldly life. So they had no reason to change. They had no motivation to look for salvation, they were happy with
what they had, and so happy that they wouldn't want to lose any of it. They wouldn't want to lose any of their influence. So then, they said in my mother in law, Basha lucam this is only a human being like you. Yeah, akuto minmatar coonan Aminu, washerwoman Mata Siobhan, Lucky's eating and drinking just like you
and if you want to follow human being you're going to be a loser. What's the big deal about this guy? He's just a human is going to tell you that you will come back to life right after you've died when you have become dust and bones you will be brought back to life again. He had the Hi Hat alima to I don't know what a far fetched proposition that is. How that is so so improbable. To be the point it's like impossible. Hi.
In here in La Jolla. Dona dunya. This life is the only life there is no other life. Oh, no moto wanna hear mama and actually remember both when we die and we live, and we shouldn't be not be raised up again. Sounds like an atheist Actually, that's what they say. In Hawaii, la junonia. Allah, Allah, Allah He can even on my national level, meaning you see, the atheist thinks they're like fresh with new ideas and new ideologies. And they're super advanced. But the people of the past said the same thing. This ad the same things, okay. It's as as, as a statement rather a tale as ancient as time itself, in what a lot of union after Allah, he got he but he's only a man who has
invented a lie about God, and we are not going to believe him, that Prophet Madara and of course, Allah is part of, you know, proceeded to save the profit and punish those are the likoma folly mean, the wicked people were punished. And then this continued from China and Vietnam embody him after the generations came afterwards. And unfortunately, right Gula ma Amata? Rasulullah. haka. lebu.
Every time their messenger came to people, they rejected him.
Right, Allah sent messengers in succession, and every time a messenger came, that messenger was rejected, but
what was it
We destroyed them one after the other, and let them become mere tails, but burden lipoma lie and this
is indeed a lesson for us away with the people who do not believe. Then Allah mentions Russa and Harun right. And of course, when moose and Harun were denied by Fidel, they were rejected, the farallon was rejected and Allah panto saved Moses on a Salaam and his people have the most muscle Sam was given the book so that they might be rightly guided what you're gonna Mariama oma who I, he said we made the son of Mary and his mother a sign and I have a miraculous sign with our inner Houma Isla raba and we gave them shelter on a peaceful hillside watered by a fresh spring right they were Allah spawn Tada, you know provided for them. And they were a like we mentioned before a miraculous
sign and a source of mercy. As mentioned previously in other parts of the Quran, yeah, you heard also all messengers, eat what is wholesome and do good deeds. Good luminati bad wa Medusa. success as a believer, we look at our profits, success is not you have abandoned the world. And now you are just praying constantly. Success isn't a disbalance life success has you know, parameters go Luminato, but enjoy what's good eat what is wholesome? Eat what is good is a expression for enjoy the goodness of this life. Hey, why am I so solid, but your life has a purpose which is to do lots and lots of good deeds and doing as much as you can. And those good deeds were listed in the
beginning of the surah Yes, okay types of character types of good deeds. You do that you will attain happiness in this world because you're enjoying it in a good way and you will attain the highest level of highest happiness and satisfaction in the next life. In the matter. Mr. Luna alim I am well aware of what you do well in the Moto Moto, wahida. And out of the comfort zone, your religion is but really one religion all throughout the time, everybody who was a believer in Allah and a prophet that Allah sent all of us are the same religion. We followed different different prophets, right? The people who most are sent to the fall musallam for example,
but our Deen the religion is the same. The core of it is the same. It's common throughout time, because we're on our comfort zone and I am your Lord. So therefore fear me, that's what's common about us, that we worship Allah alone, and follow the Prophet whatever name that Prophet gives Allah because whatever language they speak, the name that is given to Allah is different. But it is a last hondata one true, my Almighty God, the inexhaustible source of power, the one who picks and sends messengers, all of us who believe in that we're one religion, and Japan. That's a beautiful feeling to be part of this massive family, but people are people for the Kotaro Umbra home buying homes.
This is my you know, the reason why I mentioned this is because sometimes people get turned off about Islam, when by the actions of other people, right. And, you know, it's it's a tough thing you don't want, you know, you want an AI. You want people to live up to the morals of the faith they profess? Yes, of course we do.
But the Quran reminds us people are flawed, people will make mistakes, people will do things that are unacceptable, immoral, that does not make the scripture immoral. That doesn't make the scripture acceptable. Sorry, laughing my daughter.
So this is the idea. And you know, I read this thing, but it was my brother tweeted this He's like, you know, look as disciples gave him away, and musala slums, followers hurt him, right? By saying inappropriate things to him. And the Prophet Salaam was hurt by the ones who were very close to him in the sense of they were part of the community. The hypocrites were part of the community they were enemies from within they were not like enemies. External, external enemies are easy to point out and easy to spot. enemies from within, undermine them and hurt him.
And usable Islam was betrayed by his brothers. This is how people are and we shouldn't let people's mistakes, errors and evilness deter us from finding our purpose in life, which is to worship Allah and which is to follow His Messenger and all of his messengers peace be upon them all, but the camera home but you know, home Zoo era they divided themselves into factions each
rejoicing kulu is being demanded of him for the home, each faction happy with what they had. Right? They broke up the religion into groups and each group is really happy. Like Yeah, we're on the right path. But law says for that home feel about him, let them leave them and and that's that okay.
Instead we should focus on in the Medina home min Hachette Europe became most people becoming more like a true believer, more like a true believer focus on that focus on the attributes of true believers. Don't get into petty, like wars, secretarial wars, trying to do this so that you focused on becoming a better person, like someone who trembles with the fear of their Lord. What an incredible description of a person who does that? Well let him be it rob him, you know, they believe in the message or the signs of their Lord. All right, the signs in the book and outside the book. They are the ones who ascribe no partners with him. They are the ones who you do nama though. Those
who give to others, what has been bestowed upon them, they give charity Allah has given them so they give to others. And while they're giving, they're not like all like, you know, follow themselves and be like, Look, I'm so special. Well, kulu boom YG that
became Raja rune. Their hearts are trembling and thought that they must return to their Lord upon Allah. As they're giving charity to help someone they are considering that one day I will be asked about what I did.
And this I'm doing, I hope, will be helped me on that. That's the attitude of the believer and they give charity they're like, I hope this is going to be my salvation in the next life or a reason for my salvation in the next life. This will be Allah, maybe because of this charity, Allah forgives my sins and saves me from punishment. Maybe because of this, Allah will have mercy on me. They think they're helping themselves not helping the person they're giving money to that is the true attitude of the the Muslim. You know, donor, the Muslim philanthropist, they are doing it. In their minds. They're doing it thinking that the one who truly is needy and being helped is me, the one who's
giving the charity, Allah can you sell your own effing hierarchy when you have this incredible attitude? You are going to be you know, vying, competing to do good do good deeds for homeless people. And of course when you do that, you are going to be the foremost if you're focused on it, you are going to attain, attain it and achieve it. The Deen is not meant to overpower us what larnaka lifson illa wasa recharge no soul with more than a can beer. Okay, there's exceptions, there is nuance there is ease all of this is made so that the religion does not become overpowering. And the morals of the religion don't get lost or you don't lose the forest for the trees now no
Californication levels are the morals are important. The characteristics of the believer are important. We try to We Don't forget about attaining those.
The province ism is mentioned.
Or sorry, excuse me, there is a
passage. It's very interesting. This speaks about the prophets of Salaam. I'm Lamia alifu. Last hula, hula, hula hoop Kieron. Do they not recognize their messenger. So they deny him? Um Yahoo, Luna v Jin two they say that he is possessed. rather he has brought them the truth. But most of them are averse to the truth. Right? Well, why are they denying the profits? So don't don't do not recognize that he is a man full of virtue, the best type of virtue, the most truthful, the most, you know, honest. And these are titles that you gave him and now you reject Him. So is that like, is he like an unknown figure? Or do you say that he is possessed so he's acting this way and doing these
things? The reality is none of those is true. You know exactly who he is. You know exactly. He's a the the best person that that is in your city, you know, exactly. He's not possessed, you know that he is not making this up. What the real reason is, he has brought you something that you don't like,
you're averse to it, and now you're finding excuses and reasons to be able to reject Him. Allah says something if the truth had followed their whims and desires, heavens and earth, and all that lives in them would be brought to ruin. But I tell you now when we decree him, for whom and decree him more or Elune you know, we brought them a reminder yet they keep avoiding it to the key
You know, like
a sidestepping it, not trying to not
face up to the reality that they're missing out on believing in the profits alone. And just
Are you asking them for money or profit, you're not asking any money from them for a job, because the role of your Lord is the best and he's the best of the providers. What's the reason why they're not believing you saw money? It's not that you have bad character. It's not that you're an evil person. It's not that something's wrong with you. The real reason is, they don't like what you're saying. He didn't like what you want them to become. What inequality room illustrata, Mr. Premier, shortly calling them to the straight path, but the ones who don't want to believe or don't believe in the Hereafter, they have deviated from their past. This is the idea that the prioritizing of this
world and the ignoring or shunning of the next step is at the core of the problem. Okay.
Last month, I mentioned something very, very interesting. He says here, well, who will levy this you will notice in many passages here, many pyre that begin here
with well, who will levy in a row? Well, who will lead it is he who gives you your ears and eyes, hearts, and yet how seldom you are grateful? Well, who will lead either ACO he as the one who's multiplied you on Earth, meaning he allows you to flourish in the earth, and you will be gathered to evolve who will be your hero you meet, he is the one who gives life and controls debt, and controls the alternation of night and day, will you not understand? Will you not understand now, a last one that says Well, the reason why they don't want to understand the reason why they reject this is because they say what the people before them said, and this is so true, even today, these people who
are atheist, and they think they're so you know, intellectual, they say the exact same things that the people of what I said, who said the exact same things, that people before them said, this is nothing new here, man, all this language has become a bit more sophisticated, perhaps. But the core of the concept is the same all the way that mithuna and number 82. According to Robin, why llama in November, soon, when we have died and become dust and bones, we will be raised up again. Labrador, I didn't know about una haga, we and our forefathers were promises before nothing has happened. These are all tales in how they sell to Oberlin. Hmm, very interesting. Allah says, go travel the earth,
or as far as he says, who does the earth belong to a whatever's in there, who has the the one who is the Lord of the skies and the earth? Who is the one who is you know, sovereignty lies in his hand, who has who controls the the one who brought into existence, all of this, if you acknowledge the whole Luna Lila, if you acknowledge that there is a power, you know, the one true God this inner exhaustible power that has bought all this into existence and sustaining it, then why is it so far fetched for you to think that he can bring someone back to life after they have died? Right for another's heroin? Why are you deluded by that? Why do you think this is so far fetched and so
But this is a nice, you know, retort that a lot sparkler brings and you can bring the same kind of argument to an atheist, and you can say, Well, okay, how do you explain this, how to explain how the universe is, you know, if you trace it back to a point of nothingness, how do you explain that's something came out of nothingness? How do you explain that logically? And through the laws of physics, you have to have an explanation for it. If you don't, and you'd like this infinite universe, and it's always been like, the time is, you know, endless and all that, that goes against observation, right? You are going to be compelled to acknowledge a lot. Okay, if you've acknowledged
that there is a power that has brought everything into existence. Why now is all of this so far fetched? Hmm. That's the crux of the argument. You see, it's a powerful one, okay.
The Quran mentions that
well, Cora be ima torriani. Ma you are doing pray to your Lord, if You should show me the punishment which they have been warned of. Oh Allah. Don't make me don't include me amongst the punishment. Allah says we're in Allah and Nadia Comaneci the hula quadroon we have power to show you what you they have been warned about. But it's Allah Who decides who gets punished and when they get punished. It's not the choice of a human being. What you do or profit is the viability here are some say you repel evil with
What is best you don't worry about the end of what these people are going to be you don't worry about their, you know, like, how are they going to be judged, and whether they're going to be destroyed no profit, you focus on what you can focus on, which is being the best, repel evil with what is best, not just with what is good with what is best. This is the hardest thing to do. When someone has a bad attitude, or an evil attitude, or it's an evil actions to turn around and treat them in the best way is the hardest thing to do in terms of interactions, because you want naturally some sort of vengeance, some sort of fairness.
But that's what the person was told to do. And that is what he used to do. And that's how he won hearts. That's how he won all the hearts that he won the people who were his enemies and fought him end up turning into his companions and then they would fought for a fight for him and would die for him. Right and that was because he was this a desirability. Yeah.
Okay, and make do this is hard to make data or help to help you on this process caught up by becoming hamazon Sheltie. Oh my Lord, I seek refuge in You from with the prompting of the devil is where all the we gotta be a loon, I seek refuge with You, My Lord less they should come near me. This is beautiful. I want you to underline this in your Quran. If you have one, please. 37 and 98 a very beautiful dog, you should make them. My Lord, I asked you to protect me from the prompting of the devils. And I asked you to protect me from them coming near me, protect us from incitements of evil or Allah so that we can then repel evil with goodness
I had a homework, I had a wall mount, excuse me had that either. Either humo motors a lot of times in a row bear
or a lot of build your own. when death comes to any one of them. He says, My Lord send me back was the scene from a person dying, okay.
And this person is going to regret that they never made these drugs. They never did this good. They never focused on the on the on the time they had to do something for the next life. So now they're gonna say loudly Armando Saleh and FEMA thought so I may do good works in the world that I have left behind. Please give me another chance to Allah. I don't want to die right now. And if I have another chance, I'm going to do lots of good deeds. callala. Never. In the Haqqani Mattoon who are for elucha It is indeed but a meaningless word that he archers is something that is worthless. But he says it's just the word he's saying. He doesn't mean it. Because he had many chances. He had many
chances when he was alive, to make dua to do good to act in a beautiful way with the people he had many chances. But he didn't do it. A burial shall be set up behind such people to the day that they are raised again. So the day they're raised again. On that day, there is going to be no relationships, no ties or relationships. Right family is not going to be able to protect you. What will protect you is your deeds what you put forward from unsupported mouths. You know who those whose deeds will be heavy with works good works. For hula eco homophone, the surah is wrapping up again bringing the idea of success back. They are the ones who are successful. And as for those
whose scales are our light, meaning that they're the evil is heavier than the good Hussey row and foster home feed Johanna mahali Don't they have ruined their souls? The loss is theirs. no one else's tell for hold your own up won't be here. Gary horn the fire will score their faces and they will abide in forever distorted Okay, it's not that they didn't know that this was going to be a reality. We're not my messages recited to you. And did you not reject them? Right? just you know, you knew about this right? This idea of hereafter and paradise and hellfire. Do you knew about this all Ravana while avatar inertia Katana misfortune overcame us and we became became airing people.
The answer is Yeah, we knew about it. But, you know, we had bad luck.
And that's why we were misguided. It was it was just bad circumstances.
Or our Lord, really, we weren't bad people, just bad circumstances. That's why you know, they're in the wrong place at the wrong time. So Oh Lord, if you just deliver us now, and give us the chance, and we will for in order not for enough volume and we'll do good. And then if you do bad then you know for
sure that we are wrongdoers, right. Look at this excuse that they're not Firstly, they don't say no, no, we didn't know anything about this God, why are we here? They they, they said, they acknowledge that, yes, this is something they had known about. And I actually saw 67 is going to be even more explicit. I'll show you that when we get there. But I want to point this out. Number one, they don't deny that they didn't know anything about Hellfire, or they didn't know about revelation to tiller. alaikum right, the ayat were recited. They acknowledge by not denying it that yes to either recite it to them, number one. Number two, they're making a very pathetic excuse, which is, we were not
bad. It was as we were. We were surrounded by bad people in a bad area. Just you know, oh, Lord, give us another chance. Deliver us. Give us one more chance, right. That's the implication. Deliver us and give us another chance. And then if we do wrong, then you know that we were wrong. Hmm. Look, they're not blaming themselves. They're blaming the society around them. Do you think this is a valid excuse? You know, do you think this is going to be accepted from them? This is a reasoning that has some some.
I like to stand on. No call Alexa ofI hawala to call the moon stay there and do not speak to me. Why? Because it wasn't just evil all around you in the hood Ghana for you commentary by the Apollo Nora Bana, Amana. They were my servants who said, Lord we believe so forgive us and have mercy. You were the best to show with the best ones show mercy. You see, you knew about this people around you were there who were worshipping Allah. But what did you do to them? What did you think of them for
free and you made them in laughingstock you thought they were jokers? They thought they were nothing. You look down upon them. That's why you'd ever entertain the thought of a purpose of life. Or even the thought that maybe what they're doing this correct, because you look down so heavily upon them, that you made them into a laughingstock had that unspoken victory, to the point it made you forget about my remembrance. So panela think about this. You were so arrogant. And you thought that these people were so lowly that the true religion that they were practicing, you completely forgot and completely was oblivious to it became oblivious to it your prejudice made you ignorant
and oblivious to the true religion. And you went upon a condominium called Haku. And you were about laughing at them. So panela See, these excuses won't fly in the day of judgment in the desire to Imodium will be masaharu Anna homolka is on today. I have recorded them. And they are the ones who are going to be triumphant is doing the believers will be successful eventually, if not in this world. Definitely in the hereafter.
How long did you stay on earth? They would say we stayed alone. Last How long do you stay on the earth? How many years? Huh? Let me lbus nyaman over although we stayed a day or part of the day, first Ella Dean as those who keep count. That's how short the life of the world will seem like a day or part of the day.
Think about that when sisters all are in love with them. Luckily, you only stay for a little while. Though unlocking quantum talent. If you only knew back when you were alive, if you realize how short and how timewise insignificant The time is spent on this earth is that you wouldn't just put all your focus on enjoying this time right now. For hospital Do you think that we created you without any purpose and Mr. Philip nagamma obasa you just walking around and eating, living enjoying being married and that's it and accumulated your own there will be no accountability you won't be brought back to us but there are local medical hub, Exalted be God from this kind of false. This this kind
flawed reasoning or this kind of flawed understanding? La Ilaha Illa Who is the one who's worthy of worship the Lord of the glorious throne and whoever invokes identity besides Allah for that is a person has no proof of it. And that is a person who will not process prosper. Old prophet McDarrah, barefoot or hum under hierarchy mean, forgive us and have mercy our Lord, You are the best of those who show mercy, a very beautiful surah I encourage you to also make this Dora underline the last idea of this surah This is a dua you should make because it's a very beautiful, very powerful next surah is Surah a nor the light
means the light Hmm. And this surah speaks about, that the law of Allah is a light, Allah, Allah is a light not light as like photons and whatnot, but light as an E is the source of goodness and light and he is light in a way that befits His Majesty like, you know nor care.
But his slaw, the revelation he said is also a source of light.
And that is a important understanding the law of Allah is not just you know, being a good person and having humility, it actually has, you know, rules and regulations and following that makes you a good or a better person and makes you more humble, because that that in that law is light, okay, that law is, you know, Luminant, it will take you out of darkness into the best possible scenario, okay. The introduction is this is a surah that we have revealed and made it obligatory, meaning the rules in it are obligatory, we have sent down clear revelations in it so that you may take heed, okay. It mentions the ruling of adultery,
the adulterous and the adulterer, each one of them will be lashed 100 times. Okay, let no pity for them cause you to disobey God if you truly believe and that their punishment be witnessed by a number of believers. Okay, this is the ruling of adultery. Alright, the ruling of adultery is actually a detailed. This is the ruling of adultery for someone who is not married. Okay, someone who's not married and they commit intercourse after outside of marriage. This is the punishment, someone who is married and cheating on their spouse, the punishment is more egregious the punishment is actually death. And that is a you know, and this both is for the both genders. It's not for one
gender or the other is not that the woman is punishing the man is not No, it's both.
Doesn't matter what gender you are. If you committed the crime, and the crime was proven, and it was something that was proven without a shadow of a doubt, only then will this punishment be enacted? If there was any doubt
any doubt whatsoever, then that
that punishment is thrown out. Okay. Why is that? Look at this what this is as well? Yeah, the
I have number eight, why yet the Ron Hello, either
anyone accused of having committed adultery? All they say is they bear witness by Allah that they have not done it. Okay, the burden of proof is on someone else to show that they have committed this act, this immoral Act. The
the person who is accused can just say I didn't do it, I swear by Allah. And that's it. Okay, so any doubt whatsoever, and this person's word has to be taken on face value. And when there were the seeking of face value, that's it. It that, you know, the punishment is worn off, and they are clear in the sight of the law that said they are in the clear in the sight of the law. That's it. They're not even assumed to be guilty.
Yet there are another that's what this expression means. What is the burden of proof? The burden of proof is you have to have witnesses, right.
The witnesses have to be four witnesses. That's an a lot. We don't even like financial transaction. You need two witnesses to witness a marriage, you need two witnesses to witness a testimony a will of a state to witnesses, right to witness breastfeeding, like establishing like a family by breastfeeding, like through nursing, you need one witness the lady who did it, right. But this requires four, okay, why because the burden of proof is heavy.
The burden of proof is heavy. And if you can prove it, only then should you make the claim. And if you were to make the claim without having proven it, you are defaming. And if you are defaming, you are going to be lashed.
This is these are the laws. This is actually quite intriguing. There's a lot that's involved here. I'm giving you an overview, right. These laws are tough, stern laws, but they're meant to be set up as a deterrent to stop people from committing this immoral act. It's all for the deterrence or they're also to for people to use the law to defame others to persecute others.
to oppress others, particularly women, and the laws or the there's protections for everybody only in the case where the proof is crystal clear, and there is no, in the person who is guilty accepts it. And they don't say I didn't do it, I swear by Allah, only in that case, the punishment is established. In fact, the punishment of this was established only when the person confessed, that was really historically the only time this punishment was levied out, when the person will come themselves and confess, I did this, and I, you know, and I'm doing this, I would like the punishment to be established upon me. Why would they do that? Why would they come and confess their sin, you
know, not sin, like confessing like the Catholics do, but confess that they have committed adultery so that the punishment can be levied upon them. The reason why is because the doba, that repentance, they felt so strongly about this, that this punishment is going to take away the sin of my action. And now even though this is a very tough thing, I am going to paradise in a as a sinless person.
That's the only way this thing was really done in the time of the pasta and after the pasta. Okay, so this is the ruling of adultery, as mentioned in the very beginning, why is it mentioned the very beginning because there was actually an accusation that I show the lawyer on how well they are the villa we asked a lot to, you know, purify our tongues. She was accused of having an affair.
And who accused her of having an affair in the Medina job who will if Kurosawa two men come, it was a band from among you. It was a group of people who lived in Medina, who accused the Prophet Sam's wife, his beloved wife, the daughter of a worker's dick to having an affair accused her of having an affair.
This was one of the most difficult times and the life of the boss on them to experience that, to see people talking about this, to not be to you know, like, what, what is he to do? Really, right. A very, very tough thing. But the profitsystem is reminded that Dr. Boucher don't regard it as a misfortune. bol Hua, hydro loco is good for you. And this is the thing that you see, this is what the owner wants us to understand. There is in in difficult, tough, adverse situations. There's some good that comes out. At the very minimum, you become a better person, you are more aware than you were before.
But this is the basic thing is good in you in a variety of ways. But understanding this as a reality is a key part of our faith. This is what we take as a tenant of our theology. That's the woowoo shadow law. Campbell Hua hydrolock. Okay. The Quran says everybody who committed who participated in the sin will be held accountable, okay. And the one who instigated this when they were lucky Brahmin, oh, man, whom the who are the one are the one who the greater punishment will be the one for the one who instigated this, these rumors, this was Abdullah bin obey even solo the head of the hypocrites. He was the one who made this accusation. He is the one who spread it. And he was the one
when he died, the prophet wanted to bridge and as ever him and ask Allah to forgive him. And he was the one if you remember, in Surah, nine, the prophet was told, don't ever pray janazah for people like that ever again, you see the problem. Even the man who would cause in this much pain, the prophet was still a prophet still forgave him and still wanted a lot to forgive him.
That was the heart of the process. But this is what was the background, the backdrop it goes from i 11, to i 26, this whole story in the middle of it, Allah subhanaw taala actually turns and is very stern with the believers, because the believers were gossiping about this, and says, How dare you gossip about this? Why don't you say in either other if Qmobile This is a manifest slander, why isn't there any proof? Why didn't they produce any witnesses? Why don't you ask for that? Why were you indulging? Well, that will afford the lie on a Kumara to who
had not been for the mercy of God and His grace, a terrible punishment would have affected you.
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of him because you were for what you're, you're plunging headlong into slander. You were so consumed by it.
That you forgot your principles. You forgot, there's due process. We need evidence. How can you say this about the most righteous family? How can they you forgot all that and you started
when you would tell akona Hobi elsina to me would spread it with your tongues, but aku Luna, I know what what
you would say with your mouth that would you had no knowledge of and you thought it was small? It just I heard him say that I'm saying it. Well who are in the law? He alvine. But in God's sight, it was very serious Subhan Allah, why didn't you say, this is not right for us to say this? God forbid This is a monster slander. People see garbage all the time. People see slanderous thing all the time. How is it that a believer hears it? And is silent? In the face of it? How is that possible?
You have to step up and say this is a slander stop saying these things. You have to have the courage to say that because if you don't people would you know and we see this with social media how the fake news and false to spreads like wildfire.
If you don't contain it, it will consume you
in whether you're a locum Allah, Allah is warning you never to repeat the like of it again, if you are true believers, but insist This is important.
We have to God explains the commandments to you he is all knowing. And all wise, Allah patana is like we are required to have the courage to step up and say, This is wrong. This is uncalled for. You can't speak about these people behind their back like this. You cannot character assassinate somebody, defaming someone's chastity, all of these things causing someone a whore distance so casually, right? All of these things are like just outrageous. We don't accept that we can let that pass. We have to stop it, and have to have the courage to do so.
In Surinam and it Allah says those who accused chaste, unwary believing women are cursed in this world and then the year after, for them awaits a terrible punishment. accusing a chaste woman.
A chaste Muslim woman of being promiscuous is one of the grievous sins in Islam. Did you know that it's one of the seven major sins? It's the one of the seven major sins that are mentioned in one. There's a group of there's many, many major sins that are mentioned in other Hadees texts. Some say the number is 20 ish, right? But one of the ones that's mentioned famously in the narration is seven, one of those seven is this
accusing or defaming the character of a chaste Muslim woman.
That's right up there. Okay. And it's so severe look at what the Quran says yo Mata shadow Allah him as a sinner to on the day when their own tongues, their hands and feet shall bear witness against them about what they did.
You will deny it but your hands will speak, your feet will speak everything will testify against you.
On that day, they will know Allah is the manifest truth. He is the one who makes everything clear somehow this is the idea and you know, in the time of social media with kids having you know, access to all these things and unfettered access to just just a whole whole industry of immoral you know, behavior shameless behavior. I mean, the consequences are so dire.
I don't even have words to describe it. of this. The way young people speak about these things so lightly, it's so it's so dire.
Maybe a topic for our discussion for another time. But last Martha says, clearing eyeshadow on her have any accusations that good women what by Eva to Latina are for good men, and good men are for good women. What do you want a little you bad referencing? the proscenium and Ayesha? hula, Ico mobile Unum. In my opinion, they are absolved from anything that they may say.
They have not that of course she has. That's the furtherest thing that you would ever think of Ayesha furred. She's the furtherest from that from having an affair absolved from it completely. In fact, they have forgiveness and honorable provision. mouthful and what is when? Kareem Okay, there's some rules not mentioned in this sutra about some some other rulings about interaction social interaction, to prevent what happened with Ayesha to
come mean the norm right some number 27 when you ensure people's homes do so.
With their permission to enter without permission, known as open the door and entered applies to rooms as well, by the way, right? Don't just barge into someone's room, you know, ask permission, and then enter. Okay. And if you are told to go away, go away. Finally, the locomotor JIRA for JIRA, if you're told to go away, then go away that is pure for you. Okay, that's more proper game. I number 30 mentions and of course, you know, the exception here is if you are a house that is not me, no, Laila, Laila schooner, it's not a house that people live in, and you have something there that you need. Of course, you can enter and get it. You know, Allah knows what you're trying to do very
clearly, but the rule is set up so that you don't, you know, barge in on somebody, a woman in her private setting.
You don't want to do that. Okay, that is not appropriate. So these rules are set up to do that lowering the gaze. don't check out the other gender. Don't look at them longingly lustfully only mininova bloomin upside him without further ado, john, tell the believing men to lower their gaze and remain chaste. Right? The idea of lowering the gaze is you are not examining the beauty of a woman every time you look at her
the first time you see her you could be you know, maybe sometimes you're either drawn to someone who's attractive without any, you know, almost like almost without any agency. But once you regain some control of yourself, don't continue to you know, examine someone physically. Okay, that is improper. That's the starting point for many troubles that right there so stopping that is very critical. Okay.
And that is pure for them. God is aware of what they do. Then Allah mentions only movement it alone I mean, I'm sorry in that way off of nephrology home same thing to the woman lower their gaze and remain Chase. You see first Allah began with the men, they are told First, you have to do this you can just stop you know checking out the woman and protect your chastity don't do something don't interact with a woman in a way that will lead you on to her okay. And vice versa for the women it but also for the women is the hedger What are you between us in Illa Bahama, they should wear hijab, they should not expose their beauty, except what is normally apparently or off. And they should what
this is a reference to like the face of a woman her hands so she can show that obviously, but the rest of her body she should cover okay. And the idea is the woman are given this extra responsibility not because it's the responsibility of the woman only to keep the men in check or something. No, the men have to be in check with themselves a lot begins with the men. But here women are given
extra beauty, Xena tahuna this world calls a woman they are like the the woman the creation of women or the women as a as a gender. They are intrinsically beautiful. There they carry beauty intrinsically. Okay. Illa Navara Amina, it appears naturally. And that's why the hijab is instituted to make that limited only to who that is appropriate or meant for not for public consumption. Okay, who is that? You know, they can reveal their adornments to their husbands Of course, right. That's the first list and then others that are there maharam, the ones who she doesn't have to be page up in front of and there's a whole list of people their fathers, fathers, husbands, fathers, sons,
husbands sons, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah. Right. Many, many things here a couple of interesting one.
You know, of course is with Mifflin Levine and Yahoo Allah rottenness. Mele, sorry, children who have no casual knowledge, known carnal knowledge women, kids are kids, they don't understand, you know, sexuality and beauty. So in front of a young boy, the girl doesn't have to wear hijab It's okay. Also in front of her old man, that's like a man that is a Tabby arena lady in the MENA region, a man that is so old he has lost the sexual desires and this is not like a this is speaks about either someone who's a unike or someone who is so old is kind of like a father figure anyway for this girl for there. In that case, there is some flexibility also hijab is mentioned in
I'm gonna skip to is 60 to show you. You know, this is for the younger. This is for women who are of a who are not kids, right? Obviously little girls are not required to wear hijab.
But then also older women who have we'll cover either when in the sock allottee. Layer do Monica Han who are past the age of marriage, then reached the point where they're, you know, past a certain age
is no sin on them if they take out their outer clothing without revealing their dormans if they don't wear hijab, it's no sin. So you see that I had clarified, what is the ruling here, like, what is the, what is the domain of who wears hijab? It's women of who's who's an adult woman, she's not a child, and someone who was with of the age of marriage, and there's an intrinsic beauty that this lady has, that naturally appears, that's the lady who covers, and she covers in front of everybody except this certain group of people. And they are listed out there. So it See, there's actually a lot of logic in these rulings. There's a lot of it's a beautiful framework, it's a protective
framework. That's what this is supposed to be. Okay. It speaks about azula
No, it also speaks about the topic of marriage. I'm just gonna quickly show you a few ideas and then work with that someone in the QA saying can we continue we plan to continue this after Milan inshallah we will continue after Milan, but there are there is like a little hidden for your kind words.
What is what is the idea of, of marriage is number three to marry those among you who are single, and those of your male and female slaves who are fit for marriage, if they are poor, God will provide for them from his bounty, for God's bounty is infinite. And he is all knowing, as for those who don't have the means to get married, should keep themselves chaste, until God grants him out of his bounty. Okay, this is a very important idea. And then there's, the next part is about the institution of slavery, and there's a lot of detail there, I'm going to you know, not going to have time to unpack this, but I want to just point out this part that married those who are single among
you, okay, this is an important thing, this should be proactively done to help people get married, because these desires that we have are natural, and there has to be a, a acceptable way to fulfill them and marriages that acceptable way. And if they are poor, God will provide them Don't worry so much about the money, be responsible, be you know, hardworking and Allah will take care of it. Okay? Also,
in previous in previous cultures, slaves were considered to be like, completely like garbage, you know, but here in Islam, even if Islam doesn't outright ban slavery,
the slaves are considered like family, okay, if a person has a sleeve, that fat the sleeve is like a family member. And that slave then is, you know, you're to take care of them as well and consider that they have a human needs as well. So have them get married to this is also something that you actually will not find any precedents for in any other culture or any other religion. This is a very interesting and unique aspect about Islam. Of course, slavery has a lot of interesting things that we will we don't have time to cover right now. But it is something that I wanted to show there's the idea of light Allahu nudo sumati will also very beautiful if I'm going to read this inshallah and
then conclude with the end, God is a light of the heavens of the earth his light may be compared to a Nish containing a lamp, lamp inside a crystal of star like brilliance, lit from a blessed olive tree, neither of the East nor the West, the luminous oil is as if ready to burn without even touching it. Without it without even fire touching it, light upon light God guides to his light where he wills and he draws such comparisons for mankind and he has full knowledge of all things. Here the example of a lot is given the light of Allah is given like it's like an old school Lantern, and that it has a niche inside of it. And inside the fit is a a Misbah who feeds with Georgia Sujata
Canna Coco, that
this niche is so loose here, and it's not actually lit with a heat emitting light. It's so Luminant does the oil of it is illuminating things around. And this oil is less up to you know people in the East can claim it. People in the West can claim it. It's for all times it's for all people, okay? And it's so Luminant, it doesn't even need a a fire to light it.
Okay, the idea here the image is a deep image, but the parable here is a loss padala is the one who is the source of light for all okay? And his light unlike say like the light of the sun, which could be hurtful is not hurtful. It is gentle, and it is luminance and bright and unprecedented rate and that is these apples last month that gives Willa who
he mentioned about that believers excuse you know, they're the ones who exude his light. Number 37. They are the ones who
they are not distracted by trade law to lead him to jail to Allah by decree law. They are the ones who show what the light of Allah means. But the ones who are disbelievers who deny the truth, they are in darkness right? Kahuna Martin FIBA Hi, Luigi, I have 40 a deep ocean covered by waves, billowing over waves, overcast with clouds, darkness upon darkness, right. This is the idea that is there. The surah concludes by saying that the Messenger of Allah, following him as a light, following him as a light eye number 63. That Gru do I received,
a ba, ba, ba Ba, do not treat being called by the messenger like being called by one another god knows those of you will slip away on some pretext, let those who go against his order,
let them be where lest his some affliction befall them, or they receive a painful punishment, Allah in that Elohim FSM it will out surely whatever is in the heavens and on the earth belongs to God. He knows well what condition you are in and on the day you when they returned to him, he will declare to them all what they have done, and he is fully aware of all things so we don't recline is that the end of the surah which just we will cover that chart tomorrow because we want to keep the whole surah together. So we'll talk about that tomorrow does apply and I'll see y'all tomorrow, same time, same place. We are planning on continuing these lessons afterwards as well. When I send out a small
poll shortly inshallah, about when we should, you know start but the days that people would like to have these lessons on inshallah, so keep an eye out for that. Thank you again. I'll see you all tomorrow. salaam aleikum wa Taala he will get