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Musa And The Magicians
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Musa & The Magicians – Abdul Nasir Jangda
Ramadan 2013 – Qalam Institute
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I wanted to
share something with the Quran from the book of Allah, it is the month of Ramadan. These are the last nights of the month of Ramadan. So talking from the book of Allah talking from the Quran is extremely appropriate. And so inshallah that's what we're going to do today.
What I talked about initially might, it's a very powerful story that is told to us from the Quran, it'll be, you'll have to kind of pay attention at least initially, so that you understand what we're talking about and where we're talking from. But inshallah, once we're able to kind of place it within the timeline, it'll start to make a lot of sense.
So Musa alayhis, salam, we all know who Musa alayhis salam is, Musa alayhis salam is a great Prophet and the great messenger of Allah, a great messenger of God. If somebody would like to follow along, that's actually something I encourage. I know how to do some whenever he explained some is he always encourages everyone to kind of open up or animals have.
That's not even very difficult because everyone almost everyone's got, you know, a phone or smartphone. And you can pretty much open up the Koran. So if you are interested in doing that, you can open up sutra number 20 Surah Taha and you can open up Ayah number 56.
So, suta 20 is number 56. This is the 16th jos Surah Taha is number 56. So, Musa alayhis salam is a great prophet and a great messenger of Allah.
And up till this point, from where we're going to start talking from, he has had the most profound experiences that any human being could have. He was born into a home,
where basically his life was threatened from the moment that he took his first breath.
You know, we talked about, you know,
starting, you know, way behind or not being given any chance to succeed musala his alarm from the moment that he was born the first time he took a breath in this life in this world, somebody was trying to kill him. Allah subhanaw taala miraculously saved him, and instructed his mother to put him inside of a box in Salem down the river. And Allah subhanaw taala said, Don't worry, we're taking care of him. We're looking out for him, the river will protect him, we will protect him, and we will return him back to you, we will deliver him back to you eventually, fast forward through the story, the wife of fit around, finds his baby floating in a box. She's absolutely just blown away by
looking at this child. well paid to alayka Mahabharata mini Allah says that I poured love onto you from me. Anyone that laid eyes on you as a baby as a child instantly fell in love with you.
And so the wife of fit on brings his baby into the house and says, I want to adopt him I want to keep him and further out knows that this baby must be from Vanessa l because I got my soldiers out, slaughtering all these babies. So somebody must have just tossed their baby into the river hoping that maybe something would save him. But fit on himself is incapable number one because his wife says no. All right. So the whole dynamic of the wife being in charge has been around for the longest time. All right, even fit around, could not tell his wife what to do. All right. Sounds like I have to kill this baby. She's like, I will kill you. All right. He's like nevermind woman, you do your
thing. You can have this baby, right? So even further on couldn't mess with his wife. All right. So those brothers, right? Don't worry, inshallah. All right.
So, you know, though there's something beautiful about this, the prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam, he actually one time tells it Chateau de Allahu taala and his wife. He says, I know when you're upset with me, and I know when you're okay with me. She's like, What are you talking about? I'm always cool, right? You have they're always like, What are you talking about? I'm gonna no drama, right? So he says, I know when you're okay. I know when you're upset. And she's like, What are you talking about? He said, when you're okay, when we're all good. And you take an oath, like you swear by Allah, you say what I'm doing Mohammed, I swear by the Lord of Muhammad. And when you're upset
with me, you say what I'll be Ibrahim. I swear by the Lord of Abraham. It's like I see you woman. All right, so But so, fit on Allah subhanho wa Taala protects musante so I'm the same man who's trying to kill this baby is not growing up inside of that same man's house. That baby is growing in in the palace of that same man and then the story is got a lot of wrinkles and nuances. That's why you know the Quran is something we have to delve into deep. That's why like this Ramadan, we've been releasing the Tafseer of soda. And if you go and take a look at it online, it's like 28 or 30 hours long because that's what the Quran deserves. But there's a lot of wrinkling.
You know, the the mother of Musa alayhis salam is brought back into the picture, the sister of mutualism is tracking the baby and sees that he's there and the king's palace. And Allah says that we'll have them now Anakin maratea. We made it so that Moosa would not nurse from any woman.
Like no woman could feed Marsalis and he just wouldn't drink. It's a baby newborn baby and he hasn't like he won't. He hasn't eaten, like in two days there now. Now the wife of fit on the woman wants to adopt this baby is freaking out, like this baby's gonna die if he doesn't need anything. And so the sister moves Alison comes in She goes, I know of a wetness I know of a somebody who can nurse the child. And she's amazing, remarkable. The child will definitely be okay with her. Bring her. Let's interview her, let's see. And then the mother, the actual biological mother of Musa alayhis salam comes and she nurses the child, and he's good. And so now they say, okay, so you go ahead and
nurse him, you can take him home, bring him back, take him home, bring him back. And so musallam is basically now back in the lap of his mother. He spends, you know, half the time or most of the time in his actual home where he was born.
And on top of that moose, Allison's mother gets paid for raising her own baby for feeding her own baby. So it's a win win win. Anyways, musalla sam grows up. He has a very interesting experience where a man confronts him, he tries to defend himself against the man. And in the confrontation, the man dies accidentally demand dies. musala Salam ferons been looking for a chance. So he wants to make an example out of musala Sandra so musala Sam, by the command of Allah, by the will of Allah, he leaves there, and he goes away to a place called meridian. And he works there for a prophet of Allah srivalli his salam, he works for him. He's mentored by him, eventually marries one of his
daughters. And he spends a decade over there working for this man being mentored by this man, raising a family building a family and a home of his own. Finally, at the end of it, he decides it's time for us to kind of move on now. So he packed his bags gets his wife, and now they're moving as a family, they're moving, they're gonna go settle somewhere else, they're gonna look somewhere to build a nice home. Along the way, while they're traveling. Of course, we know the story moves Sally Sam sees the fire in the distance goes there and Allah subhanaw taala speaks to him. And he has made a prophet of Allah prophet of God.
While Allah subhanho wa Taala is communicating him the divine message and the divine responsibility, the prophetic responsibility that has been given to him, Allah subhanaw taala engages him in a little exercise and eemaan building exercise
and a lot asks him, why am i tilaka b Amina kr Moosa, what's in your right handle Musa
and Musa alayhis salam says Kala hirasawa This is my staff. After what got Walia, I lean on it. Well, who should be hard on me, I knocked the leaves from the trees for from the trees for my my flock. I'm a shepherd when he if he hammer it boo Crow and I've lost tons of other benefits that the staff provides for me.
So now our last panel with Allah tells him alcohol yamasa so he says throw it down,
toss it and just throw it to the ground. He just got done saying do something beneficial. You don't throw away something that's beneficial, but that's exactly what Allah tells him to do.
For alcohol so he throws it down for either here or here to Desa it'd be all of a sudden it becomes a snake Tessa that's rapidly moving around. scary stuff.
Now Allah subhanaw taala tells him
now go grab that snake, and don't you dare be scared, don't be afraid. Send her a boo ha sido Tallulah we will return it back to its original form and condition. And musante sam goes and grabs a live snake, big old snake.
And what happens it returns back to being a stuff. Allah subhanaw taala taught me suddenly some a very profound lesson. I haven't even gotten to the just the core of what I want to talk about. But there's something very important. Allah subhanaw taala taught musala Psalm that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who controls the benefit and the harm in anything and everything.
Something that we might find to be extremely beneficial for us could end up being the cause or the source of great harm to us. And sometimes there's something that could seem very detrimental, something that could seem harmful at the surface. But it could turn out to be extremely beneficial for us like grabbing a snake and it returning back to the staff. So harm and benefit.
These are just the outcome. These are just the surface level appearances. These are just the symptoms, but what's deep down inside what's at the core of everything.
Is the command of God is the command of Allah.
See if Allah subhanaw taala tells us to do something and we put our faith in Allah. And we do what Allah is telling us to do. Allah subhanaw taala could bring the greatest amount of benefit out of something that seemed apparently harmful. If you told people that I work 810 hours a day, and it is 100 degrees these days outside, and I'm not going to drink water for 16 hours. What would what would a normal person who's not familiar with the practice of fasting, what would they tell you? That's extremely harmful, you're going to harm yourself. But we know how extremely beneficial it is.
And sometimes it seems like well, this would be very, very beneficial for me.
But it could turn out to be a great source of harm. And so Allah subhanaw taala is the one who controls whether it'd be good or bad, the outcome of anything and everything. And the stories of the profits are profound examples of a bad situation, turning into the greatest blessing in someone's life.
And sometimes, some people apparently on the surface, seeming like they're very extremely blessed, but that turning out to be the greatest curse for them. musala Hassan one moment came in his life, where he's standing with his followers. In front of him is the ocean and behind them is the army of his own.
And they're sandwiched in between an army that is bloodthirsty that wants to murder them, kill them, massacre them, and on the other side is an ocean that they could drown in.
This is an extremely bad situation, the worst set of circumstances, but this is the worst case scenario. And musallam has a level of faith where he says Kela Absolutely not. The people are in Allah mudra coonan Allah mudra Khun Moosa, we're done for we're dead. And he says Calais says absolutely not in the merrier. bcfd My Lord is with me and He will make a way for me. And that turned out to be one of the most beneficial blessing moments that humanity has ever witnessed.
That turned out to be one of the greatest blessings of all time
that the seas were parted.
And Musa Elise Rama benissa he walked through on the floor of the ocean, while the seas are parted, and fit around in his army drowned within that same ocean.
Mohammed Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He lost his wife of over 25 years his beloved wife, he loses his uncle, the man who raised him from the age of eight.
The men who had raised him had mentored him and taught him everything.
He was like a father to him. He was like his fat uses family, he was like his parent.
He loses his wife of over 25 years, the mother of his children, he loses his uncle who meant the world to him. He tries to expand and explore other regions, other areas, he goes to the city of thought if he is stoned, on his way out from the city,
and ousted from there.
It's a tragedy upon a tragedy upon a tragedy.
And those extremely difficult circumstances became what it became the night the journey of El Mirage
that the Prophet of Allah ciloxan was taken by night from Mecca to Jerusalem, and then ascended above the seven heavens, till he met prophets of Allah He was in the company of angels and melodica he toward Jenna and paradise until he met Allah subhanaw taala himself.
And on the other hand, we also have examples we also have scenarios in the life industry of Musa alayhis salam, where we have people like fit around who fit on who ruled without any restriction.
But we know the fate that eventually met
there was a man by the name of qarun that the Quran actually talks about how he was the envy of people. Everyone wanted to be horrible.
But he was humiliated and debased not only in this life, but for all of eternity by putting a story in the Quran and talking about how Allah subhanho wa Taala dealt with him. So all of this is in the hands of Allah. So anyways, now Musa alayhis salam, he receives Prophethood and Allah tells him Go back, go to fit around and preach and deliver this message to fit our own. So Mussolini's ram comes back addresses for the owner. Of course, Fernando has no interest in actually listening to what he has to say about anything. So he's very belligerent, very dismissive, very rude, very obnoxious, very judgmental.
So Musa alayhis salam
basically displays the miracles that had been put in his hand by Allah subhanaw taala. He puts His staff on the ground, it becomes a snake
and everyone is blown away.
No one's got any answer for this.
So, how did they deal with that situation? That's what I'd like to talk about today from this surah. So let's see what Allah tells us well, aka Raina, who iottie Nakula half aka Baba. We showed fit on all of our signs, but he rejected them. He called them lies and he denied
color for the outset. tenali two three gentlemen, Adina bc harika yamasa. He said already have you come to us to kick us out from our own homes, our own lands, using this magic, this trickery that you have here? This cheap magic that you've brought, you're trying to use that to kick us out of our own homes felanitx, TN mcebisi mythri. Further, Albania, Albania como la de la nucleo una novella and Tama cannon sua Sophiatown said I can also bring some magic, I can also bring something that will be very impressive. So he said, Why don't you for ancestry musallam you pick a time you pick a place and we'll have a showdown?
We'll we'll put everything on the table.
So you pick a time you pick a place and we'll figure out we'll see who's superior. So Musa alayhis salam says calamari, Dooku Yama, Xena. Now Musa alayhis salam is very confident because he's acting on the command of Allah subhanaw taala. He is operating by the will of Allah. So he says mojari Dooku josina. He says your appointment, the time that you want to have this showdown is Yama, Xena. The mufa sirona explained that Yama Xena was like a national holiday.
It's a national holiday. So he says why don't we do it when everyone's off from work? We'll do it on Thanksgiving. national holiday. Yo, Xena. Why Ain't you Sharon, NASA Doha. And we'll do it in the late morning time. We won't do it too early in the morning, because then not everyone will be able to make it. We won't do it later in the afternoon because then it's too hard for people to be outside. We'll do it at 10am everyone can comfortably make it there. Everyone can be there on time and the daylight is out everyone can see everything for whatever it is.
I got nothing to be afraid of.
I'm not threatened by anything. fatawa laughter alpha Gemma arcada huzzah. Mata Sophia around turned away from there and then he started plotting and planning. There are other passages in the Quran that tell us about the plotting and planning of fit around, found basically sent scouts out through his entire kingdom. And he said bring anyone who knows any type of magic to me.
There are narrations in the books of CD ROM and called to be Rahim Allah, Allah mentions many narrations are some narration and see there were 17 magicians. Some say there were 700 magicians, some mentioned that there were 1000s of magicians that came.
And this was months in advance. So they all came. They had training sessions, practices, drills, exercises, tryouts, that everything. And finally they picked the cream of the crop, the best magicians that they could find throughout the kingdom. They had practiced all of this. They had figured everything out, everything was set to go. They had a rock solid plan.
Khalid Abu Musab welcome letter Allah He can even for us, he can be a Dublin worker, the harbor minister Ah, so now before I tell you what that means. Other places in the Quran tell us everyone gets together on that day. And you know, obviously, the participants. The Magicians have fit our own musala exam. They get there early in the morning. they settle down. It's like an arena. It's like a public place where everyone can congregate and everyone can watch. It's like 9am 10am. It's a holiday. So men are there women are their children are there everyone is there. There are hundreds of 1000s of people that are gathered, the entire kingdom has come together. Some narrations even
mentioned that fit Allen had basically arranged a feast. He was so overconfident, he wanted everyone to be there. So he had actually arranged a feast free food for hundreds of 1000s of people.
So more people than you can even imagine people who didn't even care weren't even interested even showed up because there's going to be free food from the king from Freetown.
Now everyone's there. Now musante salaams in his locker room, his area. The Magician's of Freetown are on their side of the arena and their locker room. Everyone's kind of getting ready to go out to basically have this showdown
and Musa alayhis salam
you know usually good sportsmanship. You go over to the other side, you shake their hand.
You know, you tell them good luck. You know, and you try to show some good sportsmanship Musashi.
Sam goes over to the other side. But there's more than good sportsmanship at stake here. See musallam doesn't have any grudge towards those magicians. He has no ill feelings towards them. He knows that they're basically just doing what they know to do. And then on top of that, they know that they are threatened by fit on. Many of them are enticed, by frown.
And so they're here just doing whatever they know how to do. They don't know any better. So he's got no ill will towards him. He basically goes over to them.
And he addresses them and he says Carla, who Musa musallam said to them, we like him. So what are you guys doing?
What are you doing here?
Have you thought about what you're doing here? What you're about to do? latiff teruah Allah Allah He Cassie van,
don't lie about Allah. Don't do this. Don't lie here about what reality and what truth is for us hater can be added in. Because if you lie about God, if you lie about Allah, He will crush you with punishment. We'll call the harbor minister, and anyone who ever lies about God deceives people spiritually, that person has always failed. So don't do this. Think about what you're doing. For turnesa obey been at home for 10 hours a day in a home. When most Allison just says this to them, and he says, alright, I'm going to go back to my locker on my side. And I'll see you guys out in the field. When lisa lisa leaves the Quran tells us for 10 hours that
they started arguing and fighting with one another amerihome baina home about this issue about what they were there to do. They started arguing and fighting about all of this. Should we shouldn't we? You know what this shows them a fuss. You don't tell us this shows that these people had, you know, generally speaking that our level of consciousness about them.
It's not like these were like soulless people, damned souls, doomed human beings. None of these people have a certain level of consciousness. They had decency. They wanted to do what was right. They wanted to do what was best. Maybe it wasn't shown to them. Maybe it wasn't delivered to them know, maybe nobody had ever talked to them about this before. So now they start to kind of argue with one another why Southern Nigeria. And then somebody came and said, Hey, listen, keep it down, because it started getting kind of rowdy inside. Imagine a couple of 100 guys, now they're arguing and they're fighting and they're pushing and shoving. It started getting kind of loud, there was
some commotion and the soldiers, the guards of fit, you know, came inside and they're like, Is everything okay? What's going on here? So they said quiet it down. Why? Because if fit on finds out that we have any doubts. He will do something terrible to us. So keep your voices down.
Follow in Hi, Danny Lisa here on a small group amongst them kind of rally the troops together. And he says in his analysts a hit on a few of them kind of stood up, you know, took the stage. And he said listen, these two moose and Harun These are just two magicians. Ud Danny are usually gentlemen or they can be sirima. They just want to kick you out from your lands from your homes using their magic. We as a hobby today, particularly Misra, and they want to do away with your amazing way of life. That's all they care about. They just want to take away your way of life. They want to take away all your luxuries, all your authorities, they just want to ruin your lives. They're out to get
you so ignore these people. For me, okay, they'll come. He says, Oh, come on, get it together. We've practiced this. We've worked on this. So getting your rose, getting your lines, get it together.
Let's get back to the game plan, somebody to suffer and then March out into the field in your rows March out like we practiced. What
are you so worried about what's right and what's wrong? Well guess what? If you went out there in the battlefield, if you can humiliate and defeat Moosa out there in the field, then you're right, then you've won. So if you want to focus on what's right, what's wrong, just go out there and beat him.
So now, the Quran tells us that basically it's time for the showdown The Times arrived.
So Moosa and Haruna alayhi wa sallam, they come out into the field, the arena, very quietly, very humbly, and you can imagine Musa alayhis salam, a prophet of God, a prophet of Allah,
and extremely humble man, dressed very humbly holding his staff, very calm, very peaceful, making, making Vicar.
Harun Alayhi Salam standing by his side, Harun Ali Salam was known as a very pious, righteous man, very wise. So he's standing there as well, very quiet, very serious,
understands the magnitude of the situation. And now income The Magicians have their own thing to suffer. The narrations described that there were hundreds of them, maybe 1000s of them, and they came marching out into the battlefield. Now imagine hundreds maybe 1000s of people marching together.
And you can hear their feet on the ground, they're marching out.
And imagine that scene there are hundreds of 1000s of people gathered around how intimidating that must have been, how difficult that must have been. My moose and Haruna Lima Salam are standing there knowing that they are following the command of a law. They are turning to Allah subhanaw taala with their hearts and they find peace and comfort and solace in this fact.
When they come out, they say yeah, Musa, Emma and Julia were Emma and akuna Olam Allah
is very interesting. It might seem like a very subtle detail. But in the Quran, nothing is an unnecessary detail. Everything is relevant. They came out and they said to Musashi, salaam, would you like to go first? Or should we go first?
I'm gonna bring this up later. I'm going to talk about this later. But just remember that when the magician's came out, instead of just bullying musala salaam, instead of just steamrolling him, there's hundreds of them, maybe 1000s of them. There's two guys standing there, one of them is holding a stick, and the other one is just standing next to him. Instead of just steamrolling these guys
blown them out the water, they come out the stand and then their their representative actually steps forward and says, Would you like to go first? Or should we?
So musala ceram tells him followable alko.
See, musala salam is acting by the command of Allah. And Allah subhanaw taala is telling him that this is a time to really just lay it out. This is a moment and opportunity to really really show what's right and what's wrong.
We're here to make a point.
So tell them to go first. Paula BALCO.
He said, You guys go first.
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You Hi yellow Ladyman. See him Anahata callable alfalfa hay Bella humare See you in a moment Say hello to him. Anahata sir, the Quran tells us that they went first. They had ropes and sticks. See they had been training and practicing. Because Farah Allen and his ministers told them that listen, the first time Moosa came to our courthouse, to the to the palace.
When he first time he came, he had a staff of stick with him that turned into a snake. So that's what we got to prepare for. That's the game plan. That's what we're dealing with.
We have to have a strategy for that. So they all had these ropes and sticks, and they threw them down. And then Allah says something very interesting. There are two places in the Quran where Allah talks about this. And he uses two different expressions, verbs that are very interesting. here Allah says, you Hey, yellow la de, da, de de he means to make something appear to make something look in a certain way. Ally's not saying that literally there's sticks and ropes, turned into snakes, but Allah said they made it look like it appeared as if they were moving. I love this even say the word snakes. Allah says you hate yellow in a human see him.
It seemed because of their trickery. It made it look as if they were moving. In another place in the Quran, Allah says Sahar who are unanimous they did magic onto the eyes of the people.
So it was an optical illusion. It was some type of trickery, gadgetry, whatever it was.
And so they threw down these sticks and these ropes and it looked like they were moving.
Now let's put our teller tells us something very interesting here. You know, one very beautiful aspect of studying the Quran, the Book of Allah, and also the Syrah the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is that it gives you a very human insight
into these amazing, remarkable people.
Allah tells us in this ayah I am number 67 for old Josephine FC hee hee for 10 Moosa.
The grammar in the structure of this is very interesting. Oh Jessa means to feel something inside. fi nuptse He means inside of his heart, inside of his soul. He Fatone means just a little bit of an instant a moment of apprehension.
And then Moosa of course is musante salaam, the normal grammatical sequence of this ayah. The normal grammatical sequence of desire of such a statement would be for old Jessa Musashi for 10 feet of sea heat.
For Odessa, Musashi for 10 feet of sea moose, I felt just a moment of apprehension inside.
But that's not how Allah said Allah said that for old Josephine of ceec, for 10, Musa
that he felt inside deep down inside just the little moment of apprehension, Mussa. And the reason why Allah flips it around like that is to emphasize the fact that musala
wasn't scared, Mussolini's ram wasn't afraid. But he just for a split second for a moment, deep down inside of his heart, he felt a moment of apprehension, when you look down and glimmering under the sun, it looked like that there were hundreds, maybe 1000s of small little snakes moving around, just for a moment, he kind of just seized up just a little. You when that happens, you just kind of catch your breath just a little bit.
Just for a moment, you just kind of pause.
But Allah subhanaw taala changes the grammatical order to let us know, it's not like musante sound freaked out, oh my god. But he did a really good job of keeping a brave face, keeping a brave face. He was strong, because he was there representing Allah. So he kept a strong face on.
And he stabilized himself but Allah knows what's inside the hearts. So Allah is telling us why is Allah telling us because Allah is letting us know that it's okay. Sometimes, you'll be doing exactly what's right. You're doing what you're supposed to do. You're doing what you need to do. You're doing exactly what you should be doing.
And sometimes there will be very overwhelming odds stacked against you. And here in a lecture format, it's very easy for me to say, Don't even hesitate for a second, you are on the truth on the hoc. Don't be afraid. That's very easy for me to say in a lecture. But when you're in that moment, you hesitate for a second, you seize up for a little bit. Just a moment, even though you're doing what's right. You know what you're doing is right. But there's just a little bit of apprehension.
I don't want to keep straying. But there are amazing examples of this Hamza, radi Allahu taala, and who the uncle of the prophets a lot he sent him.
We, we all know who Hamza is, in case if someone doesn't know this is the uncle of the prophets, a lot of them and he was like a younger uncle, meaning like, he wasn't like, a lot older than the prophets a lot. He was just a little bit older. He was the prophets a lot. He said his father's one of his youngest brothers. So he wasn't a lot older than the prophets a lot easier now. And the dynamic because of that was that they were very close. They were a lot like older brother and younger brother instead of uncle and nephew.
And Hamza radi Allahu taala. And who later on goes on to become one of the defenders of the prophets, a lot of the some of the right hand of the profits a lot of a sudden, and eventually he dies. He's martyred in the battlefield and the prophets allottee some says about Hamza, the Allahu taala. Know that he is saying you do Shahada. He is the leader of all those people who have ever died in the cause of Allah. He is their leader. He said when he comes out of the Allahu taala, who passed away when the prophets Allah is inside his body, and preyed on him and buried him. The Prophet of Allah salatu salam says that today, in honor of Hamza Allah has written in this guy Hamza
to as a doula here as Rasulullah Hamza is the Lion of God in the line of His Messenger. He is the defender of God and the defender of His Messenger.
And so this great amazing noble man
you know, when he accepted Islam, it's a it's an interesting story, but basically, he he was he was larger than life. That was his reputation. So he was gone hunting. He was like, kind of like a celebrity in Mecca. So he had gone hunting and when he would come back from hunting, he'd have like multiple skins you know what you kill this time would you get this time? Everybody would be waiting for him to get back to here all the you know the adventures and the stories that he would have. So he comes out of the law hotel and comes back everyone's all excited Oh, Hamza is here Hamza is here.
And when he gets near his house, one of his servants one of his servants says to him that you know what's interesting, you walk around here like you're you know, big man on campus, all proud with your chest out your skins on your shoulders, bragging to everybody given the you know, like a bow out as a souvenir to some kid. Right autographing babies, right? You're doing all this stuff. You think you're the man. He goes just a little while ago, your nephew, your brother, who you claim to love so much. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He was a status, you know, standing here minding his own business and Abou jehoiakim. And, like really, really badly, berated him cursed him out, humiliated him in public.
Like he was just way out of bounds. Even for Abu Jamal. Imagine, Abu Jamal was a wretched wretched man.
In his behavior that day was so bad that even the servant is saying that was too much even for Abu Jamal to do.
Like I could see the pain the hurt on Mohammed's face. So if you want to act all big and proud, that's fine. But when your family's being insulted
humiliated like that kind of contradicts your image.
Hamza radi Allahu talana was beside himself.
So he's still wearing like his bow. He had a big old bow it's actually mentioned it was kind of legendary epic used to use like a really huge bow.
And he what he would do is he would wear it like around his upper body. So he's still wearing his bow. And he goes straight to the GABA, the harem wearable. john was sitting and actually mentioned that he was gloating. He was gloating at that time, like yeah, I told Muhammad was a Buddha.
And Abu Hamza radi Allahu taala, walks up to him no explanation, walks up to him, takes his bow off and cracks him over the head with it as hard as he can. And Abu Jamal falls to the ground bleeding from his head.
And a couple of people get up like we got to do something. nobody really wants to do it. But they're like holding me back. Hold me back. Right.
And even Abu Jamal bleeding and stuff he goes, No, no, no, leave him alone. Leave him alone. It's all good. Like I don't want you to die as well. Right? So does everybody back off cool off and it comes out of the longtail and who says you ever talked to Mohammed like that again? You die? You understand? And if you have any problems with what Mohammed does a shadow lie lie in the lower shadow under Muhammad Rasulullah I believe
that's a powerful story, isn't it?
What happened later that evening?
Now the word starts to spread like wild This is he's a celebrity. It's like when we all read online about Liam Neeson saying something about like, whatever it was, and we're all like, Oh my god, right. Liam Neeson is gonna be Muslim, right? We all get excited. So imagine, you know in Makkah, Hamza,
he's Muslim, Alex, like big news all around Makkah. Everyone's like, Oh, my God. The Muslims are all celebrating. All the leaders of the opposition are like, what are we going to do about this? The prophets a lot. He sent him here.
And he's sitting at the house of
daraz Arkham waiting for Hamza to come meet him.
But Hamza radi Allahu taala Han hoon. This is very interesting. Instead of going to the prophets a lot him directly. He goes home. And the process was waiting for him. Like I wonder why Hamza didn't come. Everybody was there. Everybody witnessed that? He said the Shahada. He believes now wonder why you wouldn't come?
He would have come meet me if you mean even if he hadn't accepted Islam, but now that he's accepted Islam, I figured he'd come see me. But he comes out of the Allahu taala went straight home and he actually says himself. He says, I got home and I wasn't sure.
I was just so angry. I was so furious. I was so insulted by a Belgian. I just wanted to put that put that man in his place. I just wanted to teach him a lesson. So I went there and I you know, fatally injured him. And then I wanted to rub salt in his room. So I said, I believe what now?
But he gets back home and he's like, I'm not sure though. Do I really believe?
That doesn't take any virtue away from homes out of the local Tanana. It shows you human, the human side.
So he says I was up all night, I tried to lay down I tried to see Brad just come back from hunting. been gone for a few days, but I couldn't say I was tossing and turning all night long. just nervous. I didn't know what to make of anything. And he says Finally, early in the morning I said forget this. I just went straight to the house of our pump. I walked in sat down by the prophets a lot. He said him and the Prophet sallallahu some kind of saw the look on my face. So without saying anything, he goes,
What's wrong Hamza talked to me.
He said, You're the last person I want to say this to because I love you so much. And I know you've been very like anxiously waiting for me. You're hopeful.
But I need some help. I'm not I'm not sure I'm not. I don't know.
And the prophets a lot of them said no worries Hamza. And the prophets, a lot of them just started reciting the Quran to him.
And by the time the Prophet Solomon was done reciting a few ayat and verses of the Quran there were tears and hums out of the Allahu taala nose eyes. And it goes that's exactly what I needed. Brother. Thank you so much. I shadow Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, I believe. See, the Quran is telling us about Musa alayhis salam here. He's a prophet of God holding a miracle of God in his hand.
He knows what he's doing is right, but he's standing there. 1000s of magicians soldiers marched out into the field, throw down these ropes in these sticks. They look like they're moving. And just for a moment, he just kind of
just for a moment he feels a little apprehensive like whoa, whoa, what's going on here? For all Josephine FC here theater Moosa
and Allah subhanaw taala immediately comes to his rescue. Allah we said latter half Don't be afraid in Naka, and tell
You will win.
You will come out on top you will win. You just keep doing what you're supposed to do. Well I look at Murphy armeniaca throw down what is in your right hand? Why didn't I just say in other places in the Quran Allah says foregrip Yasaka Al Baqarah factorybean Sahaja strike with your staff, the stone the ocean, here a lot did not say throw down your staff. He said throw down what's in your right hand understanding I musante Sam was so nervous, Allah accommodated his nervousness. And he said, Don't even think about it. Because you know, sometimes you're holding your phone in your hand and you're like panicking, like Where's my phone? Where's my phone? And if you were like, it's in your
hand, and you're like, oh man, I'm just I'm flustered. You know, sometimes you got your keys sitting next to you. You're like, I can't find my keys. Somebody stole my car. I can't find my keys. It's like it's next to you brother. It's right there. That happens. So Allah subhanaw taala didn't even say throw down your stuff because I was always I might have been like, leave it at home. Right? So no Allah subhanaw taala accommodated him. Allah said throw down within your right handle Moosa. You know what you're holding this do what Allah is telling you to do.
What lt Murphy armeniaca just throw down whatever you're holding in your right hand and that was a staff
and then Allah subhanaw taala tells him off massana Oh, it will devour it will swallow it will eat up what these people have planned and created. Even the word Sunnah. The word so now refers to a skill.
Like Like a carpenter carpentry is a Sinatra. You know, a baking is a Sinatra cooking is a Sinatra. It's something you practice, it's a skill. So these people have put a lot of practice into it. And that's all it is. It's just something these people have been practicing for months. It's trickery.
All right, it will take care of everything. You just throw down what's in your right hand and let it do its job in nama Sana, okay, decide whether you feel sad or hateful at all they've done is a little bit of trickery of magic, and a magician is never never ever successful. For so now what happens is Musa alayhis salam, another place in the Quran tells us, he throws down his staff.
And you know, what's really miraculous about the staff of musante Sunnah?
What's miraculous about the staff of Musashi Salaam is it what shows that it was a miracle of Allah, the manifestation of the command of God,
that it adjusted based on the situation, when he threw it down in the court of fit down.
It was a regular sized snake.
But the Quran uses a very specific word when it talks about this showdown. In another place, I believe it's in sort of two hour off. For either he a thought or binomo beam.
It became a sort of burn through our bond means like a huge serpent,
like a Python that so now imagine the look on his face. He knew that Moosa takes throws down the staff and it becomes a snake, like a regular sized snake.
But now when he throws it down, it's like it just keeps expanding, until it becomes like a Python a huge snake.
Now everyone's like, scared and taken aback. The whole place goes silent. And this snake, Allah subhanaw taala tells us it was moving very rapidly.
And it was going around, literally just swallowing up everything these people had thrown out like a vacuum cleaner. It just cleaned up the whole field.
And it's circled all the way around. Everyone's just watching like in shock, like jaws on the ground, like,
and he just goes around the whole field, clears everything up, makes a circle, comes back around to musallam. Everyone's like frozen. The Magicians are baffled, terrified. And it comes right back to Mussolini. Mussolini. I'm standing there very quietly, he just reaches down and picks it up and it becomes a staff again, and nothing comes falling out of it.
And musallam just, you know, pause for effect.
Sally Sanders picks up the staff and he's just like, Yeah,
he's just standing there holds this stuff. And it's pin drop silence there. There are hundreds of 1000s of people.
And it's like this. This listening to the story makes us go like, imagine those people watching it. fit around doesn't know what to say the ministers don't know what to say. The Magician's are just standing there. The people gathered the spectators are all just standing. Everyone's just baffled. Nobody knows what to say. Nobody's moving. Nobody's speaking nothing.
And the next sound that you hear
because everyone's staring at Musashi Salah. The next sound that you hear is allowed. thud
the next sound that you hear is allowed
And when you look over for okiya, Sahara to Sudan,
all of those magicians, hundreds of them, 1000s of them,
they all are in the position of sajida. They all have their faces on the ground. But before I actually go forward with what that exactly means, you know, a lot of times it's tragedy that we don't appreciate the actual language of the Quran
for oltenia Sahara to Sudan, how do we normally translate that all the magicians did what?
They fell into sajida that's actually an incorrect translation, because all Thea is fairly much rule.
If we said that the magician's went into such depth fell into such de did such that that would be for sale for sagittal. for surgery the Sahara to
or even at the very most you would be for, for Alka Sahara to an fusa home suggestion. But that's not what Allah said. Allah says it in the passive in the module, the passive. So Allah is not saying that the magician's did such da fell into such that, that work lutea Sahara to means the magicians were put into such depth. The Magicians were made to prostrate The Magicians were pushed into such detail were forced into prostration.
But that begs the question, what pushed them?
What made them fall into servitude. So this is an expression this is like a an expression, an idiom a phrase in the Arabic language. That means that there was no other option alternative choice. But to do such that they stood there, they watched this in silence.
And the only conclusion that they could come to the only thing that they could figure out they didn't know what to do. They didn't know what to believe. They didn't know what to think. They didn't know what not to think. They didn't know what to say what to do, where to go, who to talk to, they couldn't figure anything out. The only thing that made sense to them at that time, the only thing that they knew what was appropriate at that time, is that we just fall down into onto the ground and put my head before a law. That's all I know how to do.
I saw Musab praying before the match started. I saw him with his face on the ground like this
that's all I know how to do that's all I can these people have literally, they don't know nothing about the religion. They don't even know how to take Shahada they don't know what they should say what they should do. All they know is that the only thing that makes sense is to just fall onto the ground, put my feet on the ground and that's what they did for OTS ROTC Jaden and then while they're Institute and such that you hear all of them in unison, saying palu they all said man Nabil Robbie Haruna Musa,
we have believed in the Lord of how rune and Moosa
we have believed in the Lord of Harun and Moosa
color I mentioned Lahu tabula and as an alum.
Now, before I go forward here, you know, one very interesting nuance here is that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions these magicians when they say we have believed they say the name of Harun before they say the name of Musa when we know Musa Elisa was the leader of the group. He was the one who was in charge, he was the one given prophet At first, he prayed for the prophethood of his brother Harun. Why do they say the name of Harun first the scholars even mentioned because when Musa and Haruna Lima Salam they came to the quarter fitted out and they both addressed him in narrow su la Arabic. We are both messengers of your Lord in your master Allah sent to you fit our own ignores how
journalism and only directly speaks to musante some he pretends he's so arrogant, he pretends like Hollywood's not even there. Imagine how Elisa Lam felt at that moment.
So Allah subhanaw taala honors Harun Ali Salam by the magician saying the name of Harun before the name of Musa
that Allah takes care of his people now that they're in such there and they're proclaiming at the top of their lungs we believe we believe we believe
fit around says amen to Luca Bella and as an Alico Did you Did y'all believe in Him before I gave your permission? In the hula kabiru como la de alhama como se. I know exactly what's going on here. He's yalls leader.
He's the top dog he this was a big plan. Right? So fit on was a conspiracy theorist. All right. That's all I'm gonna say. All right. So if it was a conspiracy theorist, he says that this guy's your top dog. You had this plan all along. You made me hire you but you were working with him. Y'all were all in cahoots from before and now all of a sudden your dude you unfold your whole plan here to make me look like this make me look stupid. In the hula habito como la de la macusa.
And then he says, follow okatie adea como la jolla comienza. laughing, I will. I'm going to make an example out of you people now.
I'm going to make an example out of you people, I'm going to make it so that nobody would ever dare do something like this ever again.
I'm going to cut off your arms and your legs from opposite sides. I'm going to chop off your right arm and chop off your left arm completely disable you.
What would you like me laughing Voila. Oh, Sandy, Bachman. Then when you're bleeding out and you're maimed in that condition, I'm not going to leave you to die. I'm then gonna hang you up and string you up. I'm gonna hang you feed your zoo.
I'm gonna hang you from the trees. I'm not even a waste my gallows. I'm not going to get them dirty and messy with your blood and your corpses. Because I'm I want to make an example out of you. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to hang you from the trees. And I'm going to leave you there. No one's going to cut your body down after you're dead. No one's going to bury you. No one's gonna give you some respectful burial or send off No, no, no, I'm going to name you. I'm going to hang you from the trees. I'm gonna let you die there. I'm let your corpse rot hanging from that tree.
Well, I tell them that you and I should do it. Because then you'll know who you should listen to. Then you'll know who's more severe and punishments and who you should really be worried about who's longer lasting
then you'll know you never should have messed with me.
Now let's take into consideration who these magicians are. The sisters can move up just a little bit there's some sisters at the door who needs some space inshallah.
Now let's take into consideration who these magicians are. They literally just became Muslim they just accepted Islam.
They don't know anything else.
They say in this situation, let no theater aka Allah Masha and Amina begi not
we will not choose you.
We will not choose you over the truth that has come to us. When Lady fatahna and the one who has created us * of Lima anticodon. So you do what you got to do. You do your worst you do what you have to do. In the matter Cody had to get hired to do, the most you could do is and our life in this world. That's the most you can do. So do what you have to do. In na manabi rabina Leon firo Lana katajanokka wa craton on a human,
that our Lord will forgive us for all of our sins and even the terrible things that you made us do. He will forgive us for all of that will level Hayden why because Allah is better. And Allah is all ever existing and long lasting.
And that's where Allah subhanaw taala gives us the conclusion to this in the humann yetzirah Boogeyman
whoever will come to his Lord as a criminal guilty for in Allah who jahannam for that person the Hellfire has been reserved a spot in the Hellfire has been reserved for that person liable to fear well, that person will never be allowed to die in the firewall. No, that person really ever live. If you don't die, you don't live then what do you do? That person will exist, but that person will not be able to die in the end their misery and that person will not really live because that's no quality of life. Well, maybe it won't mean but whoever comes to Allah meets Allah leaves this world departs from this world, meaning they putting their faith in Allah I believe in Allah. God Amina
Sahni hearts, and having done just a little bit of good deeds.
You know what's very interesting, I'm not going to get into the details here, but the amela a solid heart.
The full phrases allow Amala salejaw.
But when you bring the bigger plural Assad he had that actually means a smaller number of things.
And then Allah even omits the word Allah which means actions. He only leaves the adjective, somebody who did good. He doesn't even say somebody who did good deeds, somebody who did good.
Why does Allah say somebody who did good because Allah says the quantity is irrelevant to me. It's the quality I'm looking for.
If you tried to do your best, you tried your best you were sincere. You did your best. That's all I'm interested in called Amina solly has for like Allah whom then those people for them what is reserved a better job to Lula the highest stages you can imagine Jenna to Arden in gardens eternal gardens of Eden the gardens of Paradise, that Judy Mendota and her rivers flowing beneath and from these gardens, Holly Dena fee for all of eternity these people will live in these gardens. We were talking about it in a couple of days ago. rivers flowing these gardens sudo Mohammad Allah tells us rivers of pure water rivers of pure milk dough will never go sour rivers of the wine of Paradise I
will not be intoxicating, rivers of pure unadulterated, unfiltered honey, that God mentality and Haru holiday
In a fear, and these people will live in these gardens for all of eternity with alligators are human, to Zika. And all of that is a reward for somebody who tries to clean their heart
just tries to clean their heart
is worried about not just the filth on the outside, but it's worried about the filth in here.
See, that's what Ramadan is. When we fast we clean out the filth. And when we sit like this, and we engage, and we talk and we learn and we pray,
then we fill that cup that clean cup up with goodness.
That's what I'm about is about cleaning the inside, cleaning our hearts, cleansing our souls. This is all the reward of those people who will try. Make some effort to cleanse their souls. Don't worry about what you will accomplish what you won't accomplish. Just try your best Leave the rest to Allah, Allah will take care of the rest.
The reason why I wanted to talk about this passage of the Quran in this story
is that, you know, I've been kind of thinking and reflecting on
the circumstance, the spiritual situation of a lot of people in our community.
Ramadan came and Ramadan is about to go.
And we find a little bit of boost and motivation Ramadan, we thought we realize where we're capable of a lot more than we gave ourselves credit for we fast for 2930 days, we stand up and pray every night, an hour, an hour and a half, two hours were reciting for on every day, we gave more charity than we did in the other 11 months. Mashallah. Mashallah, Mashallah. It's been amazing.
But you know, what's gonna happen the day Ramadan ends?
The next day?
What do you do? Because we're gonna be faced with all the same challenges all over again.
When we go back to school,
go back to work, go back to our lives. we're faced with all these challenges. There's a lot of complicated stuff out there to figure out.
There's a lot of confusion that a lot of people deal with. What do you do? What do I do?
I can't make sense of everything. I don't have the answers to everything. A lot of people come to us and they talk to us about that type of stuff. Like I don't know what to do with this. I don't know what to do that. What am I supposed to do with this? What am I supposed to do with that? It can be very overwhelming. It can be crippling, spiritually crippling. So you feel you have some momentum and then you hit that brick wall and then you just don't know where to go from there.
Allah subhanaw taala is showing us his stories. There's an iron sword of Muhammad. Allah subhanaw taala says when levena though
well, Athena is the dough, you know the word he died guidance. her daddy a verb that comes from the word hedaya guidance, it means to lead to show the way to lead someone down a path. But the word is that I get to the Theda it means to walk the path. This is one place in the Quran. Normally we say he Dina said autonomous stopping or like you show us the straight path, you guide us onto the straight path. This is one place where Allah says well Edina, those people in the dough
those people who walk down the path,
they might not have all the answers they don't know you know how to handle every situation. But they know basically what they can do. We know some basics. Now, what are some of the basics, I know I can pray five times a day.
I know I can pray five times a day, I know that I can open up the Quran, open up the translation of the Quran and read a little bit to get some inspiration.
I know that when I'm struggling when I'm facing some difficulty when I'm overwhelmed by my circumstances, I know I don't know a lot. I don't know some awesome, beautiful.
I can't make all the Arabic dollars that the Imam does in the winter. I can't do all of them. I don't know if there's some special superduper awesome tastic do are for this specific circumstance. What I do know I can do is I can raise my hands and say Oh Allah, I'm struggling here, please.
I got some basics down.
And so Allah subhanaw taala says when levena though those people who just do what they know to do, and that's why I told the story of these magicians
standing there in the battlefield.
They witness the truth in front of them. They saw the truth.
they witnessed a miracle they saw a prophet of God.
lean upon his faith in Allah.
And when they saw that truth, they knew they had seen the truth. Now they didn't really know what to do with it.
So they did whatever they could do.
They fell straight into such data. Maybe, you know, maybe not some of them weren't following the fit of sujood properly. We have to touch your nose and your forehead.
You know, we don't know those details a lot didn't address those details. Why? Because it's irrelevant. They did what they could do. They do. They did what they knew.
How to do.
And Allah says if somebody in that moment of adversity and difficulty will seize the opportunity and do whatever it is that they know how to do, even if it just simply be to raise my hands and just say Allah please.
Allah says dah dah, whom who then
Allah says, Allah will increase them and guidance. Allah will teach them what to do.
Allah will teach them what to do and give them the ability to do what they need to do. What or whom taqwa whom Allah will give them their taqwa.
Hello, give them their decoy. here Allah attributes to taqwa to them it belongs to them. We every person's got taqwa with their name written on it waiting for them. with Allah subhanaw taala. We just got to do what we know how to do what we're capable of doing. And Allah subhanaw taala will equip us with what else we have to do what may you mean biLlahi ja de Alba, who, whoever puts their faith in Allah, Allah will guide their heart to what is right
along with allow them to identify what is wrong, but they forgot to take the first step. You gotta take the first step. And you know, when we talk about first steps, I told you, I would come back and talk about that later. You don't want those magicians that came out.
Those magicians they came out. They didn't know what was about to happen. They had no idea what was about to come their way.
But when those magicians came out what happened? They just showed a little bit of decency and etiquette, right? They said Moosa, would you like to go first? Or should we go first? The Mufasa don't say that's exactly the reason why Allah bless them.
The Mufasa don't say that's exactly the reason why Allah subhanaw taala bless them. Because of that respect, they didn't know a lot, but they showed some respect. During this month of Ramadan, these last few nights that we have.
Let's try to reflect back on our previous you know, experience of Ramadan and going forward as well.
If we can learn to respect Allah, respect the Quran, respect the Prophet of Allah, that's a huge step in the right direction. And then secondly, just do whatever it is that you know how to do. start somewhere, take a step in the right direction, where it goes from there, let Allah subhanaw taala take care of you from there.
May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to practice everything that was said and heard.