Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Bismillah he will hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah who Allah Allah He was he he moraine As Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who.
Inshallah continuing with our series titled illuminated where we are looking at many of the ions in the Quran that talk about a newer the concept of light and illumination.
Today we're going to be looking at surah number 65, which is titled Surah Talaaq surah number 65. And we'll be mainly looking at Iron number 11. But we will be starting at the end of it number 10. And then going through it number 11. So at the end of it number 10. Allah subhanaw taala says, but the unzila Allahu La comme vichara that indeed Allah has revealed to you, to all of you to the people, a reminder, a remembrance from Allah. Because until Allahu alaykum vichara Allah has revealed a reminder in a remembrance to all of you and that of course refers to the Quran. But Allah subhanaw taala doesn't stop there. He goes on into it number 11 where Allah subhanaw taala says,
but he didn't just send a reminder. He didn't just simply send the remembrance. He didn't just simply reveal the Quran. But as we've talked about previously Rasul Allah, Allah subhanaw taala sent a messenger
what did that what was the role of that messenger? And what was the task of that messenger? What was the mission of that messenger, yet to new Aleykum I got to Allah,
that he recites upon you the verses of God, the signs of Allah,
that this revelation from Allah, he recites it to you, he explains it to you, moving united, and these signs from Allah, these verses from Allah, they are this word and vegging out, carries two meanings. Number one, they are clear in and of themselves. So if someone studies it, someone reads it, someone contemplates it, they will come to profound realizations. But when begging it also means clarifying that they clarify everything that we see around us.
That just like sometimes a person needs a visual aid, to be able to see the world. Similarly, the Quran is that kind of spiritual aid for a person to be able to make sense of what's going on around them in the world will make you nuts. And once someone engages with the Quran, they study the Quran they reflect on the Quran, they ponder the Quran. They spend time with the Quran and they begin to understand things through the lens of the Quran.
Then Allah says what happens? Leo collegian Latina Amanu wa Emilio Sally hat. First of all, two things happen. Number one, is that realization that we're talking about that is Iman, a person believes a person has faith.
Number two, why don't we lose Sally hurt? What does faith do for a person?
what faith does for a person is faith motivates a person that realization that eemaan That belief that faith,
that inner change, it pushes a person it motivates a person.
It catapults that person to action practice. Now they start doing righteous deeds.
Now, there's no question there's no issue. There's no discussion about compulsion.
Or do I have to do this or do I have to do that? Now person automatically feels motivated?
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And then thirdly, what happens once you combine faith belief emaan. And then you combine that together with practice, the insight, the internal condition, and the X
Journal practice began to now align
what happens now? That person is moving from the darkness and into the light.
And that's been the theme that we've been studying all month long. That how do you go from the darkness to the light? Here, Allah subhanaw taala is telling us that number one, we have to engage with the Quran.
Number two, we have to look very closely at the example of the prophets of Salaam. And we have to study these two things. It's not just 10 it's not enough to just know that they're, they're out there. We have to actually engage with them, we have to study them we have to reflect upon the Quran and the life of the prophets are so once you do that, once you meaningfully engage with it, that Iman will now
automatically ignite within the heart.
And now that practice of Islam that we that is that is, you know, such a conundrum for so many people, that will just become an automatic thing that will just that motivation will come from the inside.
And that is when a person now has exited the darkness and is now living in the light.
And now Allah subhanaw taala tells us will mean you mean Billahi
we Ahmed Saleh. This is very interesting. Now Allah subhanaw taala speaks in what we call kind of the conditional statement.
whosoever believes in Allah, where Yama, Solomon, and does good,
what kind of good, how much good.
Allah says, solid, any amount of good, any kind of good, anything that fits the definition of good.
What's being emphasized here is that Allah is interested. Allah is looking at Allah has tasked us with sincerity.
that we are sometimes so preoccupied and obsessed. And we we live in a culture we live in this kind of moment, this culture where there is a constant obsession with quantity.
Right? Everything is numbers.
We're always counting we're always measuring we're always keeping track of things. Right? It's it's, it's a time that is just obsessed. And this is not a new thing. Allah says Hola, como katha?
Right that this is part of the human condition human beings. They like to count.
And so Allah said Al hakama takaful This has always been your distraction. You're always counting and trying to see who's got more
right Allah says what the fuck couldn't been a Camilla over to Kathryn will and Molly will Allah the far from Vienna come What's your Catherine Fila Molly will Allah that Allah says the life of this world. That's the problem of how you live in the life of this world is you're always trying to one up each other. And you're always constantly just counting, counting how much money you have, how many people you got.
And so quantity is this problematic thing that human beings struggle with? And Allah wants from us quality.
It's never been about quantity. It's always been about the quality. So much so that the essence of our religion the Quran, in multiple places tells us the essence of our religion is it last meclizine Allah hoody
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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the halal gem Netta wa cetera then Allah he says,
A man went to Paradise and he never did a single subject to Allah. But he was genuine and real in his faith.
So that's why Allah says well, may you mean Billa
whosoever will believe in Allah, well, yeah, mille Saleh and will do good.
Without any stipulation of quantity or type or anything, just do good.
Allah says, What is the reward? I told you this is a conditional statement. So what's the outcome? What's the reward? What's the consequence? Allah says, You're the one who can nothing. Allah will enter that person into the gardens, plural, the gardens of Paradise, Dejan Iman Danielle and her rivers in stream flowing from beneath these gardens. Holly Dena fee ha. Then they will reside there in for all of eternity forever and ever and ever and ever.
And then Allah subhanaw taala concludes by saying that the sun Allahu LaHood is
that Allah will provide a most beautiful provision, sustenance, a life, the most amazing life the most beautiful life, Allah will provide for them. Whereas budaj One of the commentators on the Quran he says Raja hula hula Jana, Allah de Lyonne. Catriona, a Mohan, that Allah will give that person to Paradise, such a paradise, that its blessings and its pleasures never cease. And,
and another to see it's mentioned that but as an Allahu Allah Who does QA that somebody who believes in Allah and strives to do the best that they can, Allah will provide them with a beautiful provision and what is that beautiful provision? What Allah the DUA that Allah taught us in the Quran Robina Artina for dunya hashanah waffleh Karate,
that Allah will give them a life in this world that will be beautiful and remarkable, one that is divine devout, one that is dedicated to Allah, one that is committed to the obedience in the worship of Allah. And in the life of the hereafter of course Allah will grant them the eternal bliss and happiness and ABODE OF PARADISE the life of the hereafter, and Allah will spare them from the punishment of the Hellfire. May Allah subhanaw taala make us among such people Subhan Allah who will be handy he Subhana Allah who will be Hambrick Nash Hello hola ilaha illa Anta the Sofitel governor to really Inshallah, just a quick reminder and announcement Inshallah, that as we have entered into
the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan, so that comes with a couple of things. One of the things that that comes with is it's a profound sunnah a great sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu salam to practice what is called a tea cough er T cough is to
kind of sequester oneself confine oneself to staying in the masjid. So here in the masjid, if you see, just, you know, obviously, you can see back there just kind of giant area kind of blocked off. That is because of the you know, sisters that are doing it I tick off. Similarly, if you see some stuff here in the back in the corner, then that is
well, the brothers are doing to cough but that's more so because the brothers are messy.
One has nothing to do with the other, all right, so
But anyways, so we do have the articles going on. So just bringing that to your attention, that should cause not that should not cause anyone, any kind of inconvenience or you know, of course all the programs will be continuing and please do keep coming through and joining us for all the programs and all the prayers Inshallah, just letting you know and bringing that to your attention. The second thing with the beginning of the with the beginning of the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan, Allahu Allah wa could mean chatty Ramadan, we are going to be having a special last 10 Nights program here at the masjid in sha Allah. So every night, starting at midnight, we will have a
session titled forgiveness forgiven, excuse me. And what that will focus on is stories of forgiveness from the life of the prophets of sum from the life of the companions, and from the life of the pious and the righteous that emphasizes really the mercy and the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala and there'll be a very interactive reflective session in sha Allah. So that'll be every night with myself and startup drummer and in other instructors as well. And then after that session is complete around one o'clock, we will then be having nightly prayers about for a cause for about 30 minutes or so in sha Allah so that there's some Kiama Leila as well. For those who would
like to pray a little extra during the lesson knights will be facilitating that and that will be led by many of our students here at Columbia to seminary. So they'll be leading those prayers for us being lucky to Allah. So just wanted to bring that program to your attention. And we hope to see you also let others know as well, which is optimal, okay, don't sit on. Why are they gonna have to likable barakato