Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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From today inshallah we are starting the passage that will tell us about the story of medium. But the LaWanda in the birth, the miraculous birth of Isa alayhi salam.
In the previous passage and the previous days of tafsir, we've been talking about the story of the birth of yahia to zecharia alaihe salam, how Zachary Ali Salam in his old age requested and was granted and was given a son by a law by the name of Yaga. One thing that's very interesting, and I alluded to this earlier, there are two places in the Quran where Allah subhanaw taala in detail at length talks about the birth of a Sati Salaam, and that is in Surah, earlier imraan surah number three in here in suits mme, which is sort of number 19. Both these places Allah subhanaw taala, in detail tells us about the birth of a Saudi Salaam, and how it was a miraculous event. One thing
that's very interesting, a very keen observation is that in both places, Allah subhanaw taala first starts off by talking about Zachary alehissalaam, and how yahia was given as a gift to Zachary Ali Salaam, and then it talks about the birth of aysa. So the birth of yahaya is always mentioned before the birth of Italia Salaam in the Quran.
Now, the reason for this, because there are two types of people that are being addressed two types of people that this is aimed at, the first type of person is the one who does not even accept does not believe in the miraculous nature of the birth of a Saudi saddam, but rather finds it a lot more convenient to slander money, to go ahead and say something bad about money and to believe something inappropriate about money. And rather than accept the fact that Italia Salam was born into this world without a father, the yahood fell into this category. And the mushy goon were also part of this category of people. That rather than believe that somebody could be born without a father, I'd
rather go ahead and accept that there was no such thing. Maria must have been, must have done something wrong. And that's how our HR Lisa lamb came into this world. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions his story of Yachty Salaam, as a, if you will, a primer, it's a primer, it's to kind of ease that person into this, the first come to terms with the fact that a las panatela is capable of giving a child to old parents, parents who biologically should not be able to bear children have children conceived children at this point, a lot can still give them a child like in the case of Yaga once they've come to terms with that fact. So it's kind of like starting them off with eemaan
on training wheels, human on training wheels, and then the training wheels come off and now they are introduced to the story of at least around that yes, at the same time, a child could be born into this world without a father all together. All right, and that is capable allows printers fully capable of doing so.
The second type of person that this is aimed at are is what
The predicament of the Masada the Christians is their predicament. And their predicament is exactly that. They took the birth, the miraculous conception and birth of a son. He said I'm a bit too far. They took it much too far. And what they did was the miraculous nature of his birthday, inappropriately incorrectly interpreted it as a sign of the, of the salon being a deity, being God the Son of God Himself. So the deified, as Ali said, um, due to the miraculous nature of his existence, conception and birth. So again, they This is aimed at them as well, that if you find the birth of Sally's around to be so mind blowing, that you feel it necessary to make him a deity to
start worshipping Him, then at the same time, what are you going to do about Yeah, Holly Salah, because yada yada asylums birth was also a miracle. It also does not have any rational logical by, you know, scientific explanation to it. How is an 8090 100 plus year old couple, conceiving and having a child, it's impossible. So by means of that, they're also being told to reminded that you maybe are making an incorrect read on the situation. And take the example of yahia as a reminder for that. So it's a very beautiful coherence, cohesion between the story of Yahuwah and the story of Saudi saddam. And now it is segwaying into mentioning the primary miracle that this pseudo revolves
around, and that is the miraculous conception and birth of Isa alayhis salaam. And of course, starts by first telling us about the Mother Teresa, the vessel, the means, the medium through which this miracle was delivered, and that is a mother Raisa, whose name was medium.
Allah subhana wa tada starts off by saying, in number 16, was called a finicky Tabby Maria
was good Phil kitabi Maria.
means remember, remember, so and the word for remembering the Arabic language can also mean to mention mentioned something remember it meaning don't just remember it in your head, but remember it with your tongue. That's why Vica Vicar is a remembrance of Allah it is mentioning Allah. So that remembering to in practice with the tongue is what we in English call mentioned. So mentioned remember recall, Phil kitabi. In the Quran, Maria
remember muddy have mentioned medium in the Quran meaning spread the met the message of medium that has been mentioned in the Quran that remind people mentioned amongst people, the recall the story of medium that has been mentioned in the Quran was good Phil kitabi Maria.
Now, one thing that is very, very interesting here in the grammar already and I'll go ahead and stop here. So basically, we're going to study the first I and two parts and two portions. So the very first four words here was goofy Phil kitabi. Maria, these first four words here. One observation here in the grammar of it, is that there is
abnormal sentence structure. There's abnormal sentence structure. Normally, the sentence structure here would be what's called Maria muffin kitabi was called Maria muffin kitabi. Remember Monday I'm in the book, meaning remember mentioned Maryam, as she has been mentioned in the Quran.
Okay, but this has been switched. Whenever you have abnormal sentence structure, it creates a meaning of exclusivity. So what this means is that specifically recall specifically mentioned the story of money that has been mentioned in the Quran.
So don't just mention the story of money. And don't just recall the story of medium that you might find out there. But only mentioned that part of the story of medium which has been mentioned from the Quran. And this is a very powerful reminder, this is a very powerful message in the sense of medium is a very revered figure by people other than Muslims as well. For instance, amongst the Christians, the Masada, they revere money and they respect money and they look up to money and they also talk about money and but the things that they say about medium, there is a lot of that which is incorrect. So unless pedo attendez commending the promises and that the story of medium that I want
you to read and remember and recall and mentioned to the people is exclusively that part of the story, which has consistent with the Quranic teaching
that has mentioned in the Quran, so stick to the story of Medina that has been mentioned in the Quran, and that's why Miriam is so frequently talked about in the course.
That's why there is so much mention of her in the Quran. Because Allah subhanaw taala has already limited the conversation that I only want you to be taking from the story the part of medium which is only in the Quran, because that what you find outside the Quran, there might be a few things that are alright. But there's a strong possibility of a lot of things being there that are incorrect, that have been altered that have been changed that have been distorted. And this was something that occurred in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam,
where photogra the loved one who found some pages of the total and he brought it back and he was sitting there reading with some of the Sahaba sharing it with some of the other companions of the prophets a lot he said them and when the Prophet Sunnah found this or another narration it says that it was presented to the prophets a lot he said them. So there are two narrations and one narration of the prophets a lot. He said him said, that isn't the Quran enough for you?
So in one narration, he rebuked him by saying, isn't the forearm enough? Doesn't it suffice? What more do you need? What more do you want? In another narration the prophets a lot a sudden became very disturbed at this. And he said that leave this do not do not read this stick to the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophets a lot, he said, and he said, Lando said the overland okay.
We do not firmly say that at everything there is absolutely the truth. But I'm also not going to deny and say that all of it is wrong. So it's not all right. It's not all wrong. Allah knows best what is right and what is wrong. So leave it be and you find that same thing occurring here in the Koran that specifically recall and mention and talk about the story of medium that is mentioned in the Quran that is chronic. The Quranic story of medium was called Phil kitabi Maria.
Now one thing that I want to mention here is
when it says specifically mentioned the story of money of that is in the Quran, one of the things that's mentioned about Miriam in detail in the Quran is from Surah, Allah Emraan surah number three. And that's something that's really interesting because even when you look here, the first
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The 14th ayah. In this passage, which is supposed to be about a Sally Sara is Ali Salam is not even mentioned, he's been alluded to is being referred to as the child that Miriam is carrying. But for the first 1314 out of the specific passage within short or medium that is about our ethos, a solemn it is specifically talking about money.
And that's something that is, again, consistent, we find in sort of earlier, Enron as well, where it's talking about the birth of a Sally salon, which is the price that the main miracle that that story is revolving around that that was revolving around, again for quite a bit of time, at first, exclusively talks about medium, and then it goes to talking about, et cetera. So there's a very subtle lesson in this. And that is that yes, as Ali Salaam, his birth, his existence was a miracle. And he was a very remarkable individual. He was a prophet and a messenger of Allah, a man of great qualities. But it starts off by in detail talking about his mother.
And so without a doubt, a lot of what contributed to him being so remarkable and amazing, was who his mother was, and the type of person that his mother was
that she was a remarkable person and that that greatly contributed to a Sally said, I'm being as amazing as he was. And then sort of enamored, we find something even more profound. That before it even talks about millennium, it talks about the parents of medium in Surah Emraan. It starts off by talking about the parents of medium is number 35. from Surah. Number three, Allah says its color temperature a Marana when the wife of Enron said,
so now you're thinking who's the wife of Enron? That's the mother of money. Um,
so there's one important thing and I'd like to go ahead and state the theme first, and then talk about the eye out in the story. And that theme is that the parents are the primary means of the tibia, and the taleem and the education of a child.
The spiritual condition of the child and the knowledge the understanding the upbringing, the raising the qualities, the characteristics, that greatly depends on the parents. And so the higher caliber the higher quality of parents, the greater chance
There's no guarantees at the end of the day, but there's a greater chance of that child being of greater quality as well. Now secularly, or socially speaking, psychologically speaking, we understand that there's no doubt about it. There was a study done by the Center for Substance Abuse and alcohol at Columbia University, which talked about this, that when not even both, but even one of the parents of a child has an addiction, that increases the chances of the child by 50%, of having an addiction as well.
So scientifically, that no doubt about the fact but even chronically we see the Quran is letting us know as well, that Isa was amazing because his mother was amazing. And that was no fluke. That wasn't a fluke. So Allah takes us back all the way to the parents of money, traces back all the way to the parents of money. And let's see what type of people the parents of money and was, and if that had a hand in making money and as remarkable as she was, if Carla Tim Roger Emraan, Robbie in another tilaka, Matthew botany, so the wife of me Rhonda, mother of Miriam says, Oh Allah, I have dedicated I have committed that whichever I am, whatever it is, that I am carrying in my, in my
stomach, in my womb, to be dedicated Well, hold on, I will have no expectations, no demands of the child, the child will be solely dedicated to the service of a law to the service have been for a couple minutes, so accept this child for me in your service all alone.
In the Qantas amirali for them, our daughter Calatrava down to her own da so of course I talked about this previously, that when she did finally give birth, she sent her life given birth to a daughter. Allah says Allahu Allah will be my daughter, Allah knows best what she really gave birth to, meaning that there was a huge surprise for these people, that this daughter would accomplish far more than what they would have expected their sons to accomplish. Well love while and will be mindful that when he says that true and true, a woman a girl is not like a boy. A boy is not like a girl, there are differences there. So they're not just different weaknesses, but different
strengths, different possibilities, different potential.
Well, when they said the crew calendar, we're in miss a major Maria. Now look at what the mother does. The mother First of all, gives her the name of medium. She says I have named your medium, and we find some narrations, even though they're not completely authentic, we don't have full proof to substantiate them. Nevertheless, there are narrations in the books of prophecy, that though name Millennium in its original language, means pious, righteous woman, or a woman that worships a great deal. A woman that is very dedicated to worshiping in Ibiza, in Ibiza, a worshiping woman.
So, right off the bat, the scholars point out that the mother, the parents are giving a very good name to the child.
And so that's a part of parenting giving a good name to the child I talked about this previously. And how we can motivate that giving a good name is not only to fat women, which means that when you give a good name to your child that like I talked about that in the case of yahia, you're hoping that that quality will manifest but it's also a motivational technique
that you're telling your child that when you grow up, you should try to be like muddy. So we need some a to Armory and we need to have bigger was at a time in a shape on the regime. And the mother puts your trust in a lot. So the mother is a very pious, righteous woman. She says I would like to take refuge in You meaning in case in the case of this child, I entrusted child to you. I've trusted you with my child Oh Allah, and her progeny and her offspring and all the generations that will come from her.
Were in these a major Madame away in New York, who have become a zoo to get to homina shaytani r rajim. Fatah Kabbalah. aboolian Hudson. So Allah says Allah accepted in the most excellent fashion her offering
for Tocopilla. Heroku hobbico Boolean has an amateur Hannah Barton has an ad. And Allah gave Miriam a very beautiful upbringing. waka fella has academia. And she went into the care of Zakaria meaning her mentor, her teacher was at careone his center and that's another thing. The parents, they arrange for the education of the child.
And well who did they get for the education of their child they got into Korea.
So it again shows the focus of the parents. the mindset of the parents, that they get a good teacher or a good mentor for their child will come from that has zecharia
Kula Mata Hari has a Korean Mesaba there in the head is Kalia Maria mo and now lucky has a pilot woman in the law in Romania. She will be a video and the story continues on from there, and you see what a remarkable woman medium has become. But it doesn't change the fact that medium had these amazing remarkable parents can you just think about dedicating your
Child to deem, having no expectations of your child. I don't care about, you know what type of worldly education give, I don't care how much money you make, I don't care. You know what type of status in society you have, just as long as you grow up to please Allah.
What remarkable parents, remarkable parents, the result of it is a remarkable child medium, another remarkable parent. So just by by having good parents many of knows what it is to be a good she had a great mother and now she knows what it means to be a good mother. And that's the type of mother that she was to a Zani Sarah, and that also contributed to at least I'm being as amazing as he was. So that's one of the very remarkable parts of this story, that Miriam had amazing parents. Now let's go ahead and read on now that she had amazing parents and she has an amazing teacher like circadia. Now we read about Miriam and I am number 16.
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us even Jabba that mean, Neha mccannon sherlockian.
Inteva that mean Aliya McCarran sherlockian is remember when in Dubai that in Dubai that interpret that means she secluded herself, she separated herself. This comes from the root word naboth nevah, which means to literally throw or toss something aside.
It talks about the atom GitHub, and what did they do with their books and the message that came to them and the covenant that Allah has taken from them, find out who or other who to him, they threw the promise that they had made to Allah behind their backs. Nabis that be the Tamar would refer to a type of drink that the Arabs would make where they would take dates and they would throw it in a bowl, and they would pour water on its hot water on it, and they would turn it into a type of drink. Alright, so the word literally means to throw something, separate it to throw it aside. So in the bath incubator means to separate yourself from people to separate yourself from the pack. So
endeavor that. Remember when Miriam separated herself
mineralia? Who did she separate herself from and Alia, from her family?
And where did she separate herself makonnen Sharon
McCann and Sharon Lee and in a place in a space within the place of worship that was facing east
in a place or a space from the place of worship that was facing east. The first thing I want to do here is I want to point out
that, first of all, she's separating herself, separating herself from her family from the people. What does that refer to? What do we call that? What do we know that to be aired to guff? We call that errante gaff. Alright, so in our teachings of the prophets a lot, he said them, we call we refer that as RT. gov. So right off, we see right here that air to golf is not something that is unique to us. But this was consistent throughout the teachings of other prophets. She's a student of zirconia, who is implementing the Torah. So you can take that back to musante salaam. And you see here to God being a part of that being that teaching.
Alright, so anti golf is something that has been consistent throughout all the teachings in the practice of all the profits. And anti golf just like it is something very honorable, very noble, very dignified today to golf was also considered very rewarding, very noble, even in teachings of the past prophets of the past. All right, so first of all, is the virtue of etiquette that we see that this is not just something that is very rewarding from this is not just a sin of our messengers. allottee. So this is a Sunnah of the MBR. This is one of the profits, many, many profits practice here at the Gulf. And what is here the Gulf conceptually not fit wise, there's lots of
rulings of the Gulf. But conceptually speaking, spiritually speaking, what is your take off here together is when you take out time, and you separate yourself, from your day to day dealings, responsibilities, and you come into the place of worship, and You stay for a designated amount of time. In the place of worship, you do not leave the place of worship except for need or necessity. You do not conduct business. One of the rulings of anti golf is you do not indulge conduct any type of business. You try not to leave the premises, except for need and necessity. So when I got to use the restroom or go to the bathroom, or I got to get some food or something like that, that's it.
But you don't go to go hang out with your buddies.
You don't go to play basketball you don't go watch a movie while you're in an antique shop.
You stick to the place of worship, and you seclude yourself. And you dedicate that time solely to connecting with Allah, you separate yourself from everyone and everything. And you only exclusively connect with Allah.
And it facilitates that connection with Allah. When you remove everything else, you remove the distractions, and now you solely connect with Allah.
And so that's what medium is doing. So already, we're starting to see what a remarkable young lady medium is, what a remarkable young woman medium is that she separates herself, she takes timeout, to separate herself from everyone and everything, Medallia and not just her friends or acquaintances, or the neighbors or the girls that she goes to school with none of them, even her own family. Now, of course, he had to God doesn't mean that we neglect the rights of the family.
All right, but it does emphasize the aspect of taking a few days out. Every now and then whether it be just in the month of Ramadan, as was the son of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan, take out some time and dedicate that time as time for a long
time to connect with Allah.
And what we don't realize the reason now now what happens a lot of times, is when I say okay, I'm going to do and take off now my, my family's gonna have a problem with it.
The reason for that is already on a day to day basis.
I'm I do a good job of neglecting my family as it is on a day to day basis. Whether it be because of work, brother work is a responsibility work is a responsibility to support your family to take care of your responsibility as a husband and father. Not so you can buy the brand new Lexus something something
if you're working excessively, and you took on three extra accounts, or you're doing overtime, or you took on an extra project, because you got your eye on the 2011 something something, right? Because you got to get an upgrade because you got to be super fly, right? That's not supporting your family. I'm sorry, that's not supporting your family. There's a few very difficult truths we got to deal with.
All right, because look what he does now. Now, I already I'm already a workaholic. Because I like to wear $2,000 suits, because I have to live in an 8000 square foot home because I have to upgrade my car every year.
So I'm already a workaholic. I work 12 hours a day. Then when I come home so I was gone at seven in the morning, I came home at seven in the evening. And then I preach a lot to Juma today. And the hottie the Imam talked about, you know making time and going to the masjid on a daily basis. And I got a little bit of a mnemonic boost. So I get home at seven. And of course I don't want to talk at that time. Leave me alone. Don't talk to me right now my head is pounding. Of course. Alright. I'm a human being too, of course.
Now when it's time for setup to the Asia at 10 o'clock, I'm gonna go to the machine.
Now when my wife is angry with me for going to the masjid. Now it's like, Mom, I have a question. My wife doesn't want me to come to the masjid. What do I do in that situation? Is it okay for me to not come to the machine, then?
We need to take a couple of steps back. And you need to rephrase your question to the mom, it needs to start with a mom, I'm a workaholic.
Because I want to conquer the world.
I want to be a modern day. All
And then let's start the question from there.
Again, just a few very difficult truths.
All right. So it GAF is what we were talking about. So everything is remarkable I want to do here and take off.
But my family's not going to be very happy because I'm already neglecting them. So if I'm already doing right by my family, by my wife and kids, by my parents, by my brothers and sisters, whatever the dynamic of my family is, if I'm already doing right by my family, then when I say I need I'm going to take three days. I'm going to take four days, I took an extra couple of days off and Ramadan. I'm maybe just a night in Ramadan just to get the feeling of it. Just to experience it for the first time. I'm going to take a week and I'm going to go do air takeoff. I'm going to go in make this investment for me, for you for the entire family.
Then you will find your family a lot more willing to be to cooperate with you. And secondly, when that is a situation when you do take our time now it's still going to be different
It's still going to be difficult. It's not going to be easier, kids are still going to miss you. Your wife is still going to get freaked out at night. You know, you're going to miss your family a lot. It's still going to be difficult. But in that situation because you are connecting with Allah so intensely.
When you do go back home to your family after that a couple of days or a week or 10 days of erotic off in the month of Ramadan, you're going to go back a much better man.
You're going to go back with a lot more emaan
you're going to be charged up and you're going to take that emotion and that blessing in Buttercup back into your home.
So that's a blessing and buttock IVR take off. And so, air to cough is so difficult. Yet we see Millennium is such a remarkable young woman. She's doing air takeoff, she separated secluding herself even from her family and doing it to coffee then w that mineralia makanan sharqiya connecting with Allah.
Now, it mentioned something very interesting here at the end of the ayah and that is it says makanan sherlockian. Allah specifies that she was doing air takeoff, in a part in a place within the place of worship,
which was east facing. It was facing east McGann and Sharpie and comes from shark shark in the Arabic language the literal the root of the word means to fill something with light
and mushnik means the East Why does the word for East come from the root which means to fill with light because the the sun rises in the east very practical, very logical. So she was doing air to Gov in a part of the masjid or the place of worship which was facing east. Now, I found a lot of discussion on this within the books of tafsir I found a lot of discussion on this within the books of tafsir and there was even a narration from ignore a bass or the Allahu I knew my way says in Nila Allah manasi in Nila Allah manasi Lima, Lima de
la sobre el Masri tabletten, he says I most definitely am very, very well informed out of the people. I am one I am very, very well informed amongst the people about why did the Christians take the eastern direction as a Qibla as a direction of worship, like our Qibla we face towards the GABA, the harem?
Why did the Christians pray in the direction of the East Worship facing the East? You because I know very well, why? And then he quoted this ayah that is because of this ayah?
Now I read that quote, but I obviously was very curious about
what exactly is the practice of worship amongst the Christians and even the Jews? And is facing east something that is an established part of their tradition and their their religion and their practice? And to what extent does that exactly work? Now, I'm about to be very honest and upfront with you guys. All right, with everyone listening.
I have, I have studied very basic, very basic, comparative religion. In the course, in the course that I in the courses of study that I went through the program that I graduated from, we do study comparative religion, but at a very, very basic surface level. It's not very, very in depth, comparative religion, to the point where we study everything about, you know, where we actually read some of their scripture in text. It's a basically an assessment of what they believe in, what are some of their beliefs, and how it's more how it differs from what we believe in.
So one of my students, sister hyah, she has studied comparative religion formally. And so I actually contacted her I asked her if she could kind of give me some more information on this. All right, and one particular thing, one thing very specifically that I wanted to mention about this as a lesson here, is that this is I'm not claiming this for myself. This is something I learned to do for my teachers. There's something I learned to do for my teachers. And I was told by my teachers, that this is the discipline of the people.
This is a discipline of the people of knowledge, that they are disciplined, they are very humble and disciplined, they they know their limitations. And they are very, very particular about that, that when a scholar when a person of knowledge when they are in when they talk about a subject or a topic that they are not fully informed or researched in.
Then what they do is they did they defer that to the people who are more qualified to speak on that topic. They check with people who are well researched in that area. And I'll tell you a little story that I know
About firsthand, one of my teachers, mostly who has money. May Allah preserve him and protect him in Pakistan in Karachi, he's based out of there. He's very well known, very reputable. One of my teachers moved to Tokyo worth money very early on, when he was a young, fresh graduate. So he was a young teacher and a young researcher. He had graduated very recently, I'm talking like 30 plus years ago.
He wrote a book, he's written hundreds of books, literally, he wrote a small little book about Christianity and Islam, Christianity and Islam. It was a little comparative little text or manual. He wrote this book. And it was just recently published. He's very well versed in the English language as well. So he was actually one of the very early on
traditionally trained scholars within Pakistan who started writing offering books in English. And so he wrote this book, it was in the English language. And during those days, there was a there was a priest, a Christian priest, trained thoroughly in their in that religion in that discipline in that science. He was visiting Pakistan on a missionary with with on a mission, he was there, as a missionary visiting Pakistan. He ended up accepting Islam while he was visiting there. He ended up accepting Islam, I'm talking 30 something plus years ago, he ends up accepting Islam. Now once he becomes Muslim, he's from the Western world. I believe he was from England. He was from the UK. So
the first thing that he was curious about was he wanted information you wanted printed material on Islam in the English language? So he starts inquiring about in Karachi, where can I go to get some English printed material on Islam, I want to read I want to learn about Islam. But I need English, somebody directed into one of the first bookstores in the city of Karachi, which is actually owned by one of the cousins of the scholar I'm talking about have to do with money, one of his cousin's actually owns that shop. So he said, that's a bookstore, and they just recently started keeping English material, that's the place you need to go to, he walks in, and one of the first books he
sees on the English shelf is Christianity in Islam. So that's right up my alley. Because he's coming from a Christian background. Now he's a Muslim, a Christian priest who accepted Islam. So he picks up the book, he purchases the book, and he starts reading it.
And he takes out a pen, and he starts making a few marks in there. This is not right. This is not what we believe what what the people that I was a part of what they used to believe what they believe in, is not what Christians believe in. That's not what Christianity says. It's kind of different. This is a specific sect of Christianity, that is a specific group of Christianity starts making all these notes and notations inside the book. He then reads the name of the author. And he inquires from someone, he goes back to the bookstore. And he goes, I'd like to find the author of this book. They say it's my cousin, puts him in touch with him, schedule, the time sits down with
him, and says, I was a Christian priest,
thoroughly trained, practiced and preached for years and years, recently accepted Islam, I found your book really appreciate the effort, or there are a couple of things I'd like you to take a look at. And he pointed out to him, and I heard this story firsthand from, from the chef himself.
And the chef said that when this gentleman sat me down, and he pointed these things out to me, I said what I'd like to do, he said, I contacted my cousin, and I said, I want you to pull all the books off the shelf,
send them back to me. And he said, I sat down with him. And I didn't just make those corrections that he was telling me to make, I rewrote the entire book with him.
So whenever it was something about Islam, I would tell him, this is what Islam says. And I would ask him, What does Christianity say about this? And we wrote the rewrote the entire book together.
And so that was a very early on lesson that I got in this discipline, that knowledge should have in people's knowledge and practice. And students of knowledge should be very, very particular about because we can get a little trigger happy. All right. And I should clarify, I'm talking about in terms of like knowledge, all right, so we can get a little too. You don't knowledge happy? All right, where we start talking about things we're not really fully in for I read something kinda like, I think I saw that online. Congratulations. Right. But that does not authorize you to speak on that. defer that to somebody who is more qualified. So that's what I did today. All right. And I
didn't give her a lot of time. I sent her an email this morning. I said, I need you to tell me this now. Right because I have to share in the evening, Mashallah, she was very helpful. And she sent me a little a write up not too brief, but not too detailed, either. And I'm just going to go ahead and tell you what she told me about this. She said, yes, it is a non practicing Christianity. And she said earlier, Christians did this for a variety of reasons that they would worship
In the eastern direction. So what the Quran is saying that Maryam Not only did, Takashi secluded herself, but she clued secluded herself in a place and she faced towards the east when worshiping. She said number one, the book of Matthew has an aeration where Jesus says that his second coming will be from the east.
And we know that for established from the tradition of Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we have authentic hadith where talks about our solar system said that Jesus will first appear in Damascus will first appear in Damascus. Alright. Secondly,
Christianity was essentially what what did they see themselves as they were an offshoot of Judaism. They were an offshoot of Judaism. And they had seen the Jews praying towards the east. So they followed in that tradition, they inherited that tradition from the Jews.
All right. Now,
one thing that's very interesting in the case of medium though, that she pointed out, is that when we look at money and worshipping, we shouldn't necessarily refer back to the Christian practice, we should rather refer back to the Jewish practice, because Medina was from amongst the Jews.
Marian was from amongst the Jews. And it is still very, very common in Jewish practice to face towards the east in prayer, because the Temple of Solomon is to the east and most Jewish populations. Traditionally, they lived west of the Temple of Solomon. And so that's why they would pray towards the east. And many she told me something very interesting. She said many Jewish homes named the eastern wall of their house, the Misra, the Misra, and they designate it as the direction of prayer. So it's common practice in Jewish homes at the eastern wall of the house. They call it the Misra and that is the direction of their prayer. So when the ayah says that she secluded
herself, and she faced in the eastern direction, then that fits very, very, that is very consistent with the Jewish practice. And this is what if not bass or the love language is talking about. And in terms of Christianity, Christians, they inherited that practice historically, from the Jews, and they started practicing the same thing. And one thing that she told me not nowadays, this is seen mostly amongst Eastern Orthodox and Greek Orthodox sects of Christianity, that they have continued with this practice. So that's a little bit of history there. So you see something very specific in the Quran mentioning about the not just the fact that she was worshipping, how she worshipped, and
even the direction of her worship, to kind of give us a little bit of a historical connection back to the fact that that's how the Jews worshipped. And that is also the type of worship that the Christians also inherited from the Jews. So that's something very interesting there. The last thing that I'd like to mention about desire is however, the scholars point out one thing mckennan shallaki, Yun, mccannon sherlockian. This is in the Nikita the common form,
the Nikita the common form. And the reason for that is that it is number one serving as a Vav. It's the mfold fee. So that's why it's in the NASA form. All right, that's why it's monsoon. Nevertheless, it's also Nikita and it's common. And one of the reasons why the scholars they say it's common is Allah subhanaw taala put it in the common form, which is the less important form as a very subtle hint and reminder that there is no longer any virtue in this. There's no longer any virtue in this. So when we read about money, I'm doing air takeoff and we make that observation Aha. Maria was doing a takeoff here at the Golf is a very good thing. This is a virtue of anti golf, but
at the same time I lost his McCann and sherlockian in the common form, to let you know that however, the fact that he was facing the East has a historical connection, but it is unimportant in terms of its implementation, you are not to go and implement this. So we no longer worship towards the east. We worship in the direction whatever direction be of the, of the Kaaba in Mecca. Alright mcaninch sherlockian
Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on to say an EIN number 17 factor has that mean dooney him he jabon
factor has that mean dooney him he jabon for our Selma la Haru Hannah Fatah masala ha Basha runs away Yeah.
For her that so she took
so she took Min duni him, aside from them, aside from them, so what is talking about now, it already told us the fact that she has secluded herself she was doing a to golf now what saying and then on top of that she took aside from them he Java a Hey, job.
Okay, a type of a barrier.
She took aside from them a type of a barrier, a job, and all right. Now again, it's in the common form a type of a barrier, or a doesn't specify. The reason for that is what this is referring to is, okay, fine. She's not at her home, she's not at the house, she's not going and hanging out with their friends. And she's not going shopping and eating out and doing all those things. She's in the place of worship. But don't other people also come into place of worship? Yes, they do. Other people also frequent the place of worship. So to make sure when other people are coming and going, that that does not distract her from her worship, she set up a type of a barrier, she set up maybe a
curtain or a type of a barrier, some type of a separation between her and the other visitors to the place of worship.
And the purpose of that wasn't necessarily in terms of gender segregation, because it's talking more about her take off. What it's referring to is the fact that you know, when we even see it today, in modern day era take off. There's sometimes when people are doing yard to golf, and it's a very busy type of a machine, they set up like maybe a little bit of a separation, where people can, you know, they can take the rest, they can be reciting their Koran, and they cannot be interrupted, you know, by the people that are kind of coming and going to the masjid. Maybe there's a helicopter or a class going on in the masjid, their Sunday school at the masjid. There's all this other stuff going on at
the masjid. The people of God need their little bit of private space. So we set up a little curtain or something like that, so that they can have their privacy. That's what it's talking about. So she set up something where she could have some privacy, and that would reinforce her ear and take off. Because if I'm doing it took off at the masjid, and my purpose was to kind of disconnect from people and reconnect with Allah.
And what happens is for some odd Asia,
because they were having some cron intensive class at the masjid, all my buddies came through for selected Asia, and all sudden they're like, Hey, did you see the game last night?
Right? It was really good. No, really, it was very good. Alhamdulillah All right. Mashallah, so inshallah All right, so, all right, so. So now they started talking about the game and this happened, and that happened. What was Jason Terry thinking when he took that three? Right, but I have to lie. He didn't take that three. So when all this talk is going on.
Now that guy in Attica who came in here took off because he wanted to separate himself, and reconnect with Allah. But now all of a sudden, he's like, Oh, really, right. So all of a sudden, is defeating the purpose. Now he's sleeping over in the machine. Now it's not erotica, now it's asleep over in the machine. It's a slumber party. So how can you maintain and reinforces their take off a little bit of a barrier separator so that he can make sure that he remained he or she remains focused. And so that's what medium did fit the hot admin dooney him Hey, Jasmine. Now, again, we can extract a little bit of a lesson from that. That barrier that she's doing is basically she's
removing distractions. She's removing distractions. It's very important. Very important when we take out time to connect with a law. Remove your distractions.
Remove your distractions. Alright. And for those people listening to the recording, I'm holding up a cell phone right now. All right, remove your distractions. All right, this is probably the biggest form of distraction that we have today. All right, where it's involved in everything. So whether I'm worshiping or whether I'm offering Salah, you know, and so it's still on vibrate, so I can still sense it vibrated three times three missed calls, like you know, and vibrate it a long time. That's a missed call. It vibrated really quickly. That's a text message. Right? So it's constantly we're attached to it. We're connected to it. So you have to learn to remove distractions. Because if you
don't remove the distractions, they will end up becoming the barrier between you and Allah.
You have to put a barrier between you and your distractions, otherwise they will become the barrier between you and Allah. And that's becoming far too common right now is becoming a very, very common problem these days. So that's what many of did so we can learn a very, very powerful lesson a very valuable lesson from medium Fatah that men do need him he Gaben so she set up a barrier so that she would not be distracted. She was there for a reason and a purpose and she wasn't going to play around for other setting that you may have ohana. Now here we come. Now we're getting to the point. Allah says so we sent
so we sent now, here comes the miracle.
Here comes a miracle. When is the miracle arriving? What is the time and the situation the circumstances of the arrival of the miracle? Number one, she took out time to connect with Allah
She gave a lot of time. And that's the time when the miracle came, she removed all distractions and put up a barrier if needed to, she left her cell phone in the car if that's what it took, to not be distracted while performing salon.
She removed the distractions and that's when the miracle arrives.
We all have that opportunity to experience a very profound relationship with Allah. But that will only happen unless aid allows rescue allows help will come to us in miraculous fashion.
When we decide to truly connect with Allah and remove distractions, when we make a law, our number one priority when the law becomes more important than anything else. That's when you find the last panel which Allah also coming to your aid in your rescue.
For us and not in a huddle, Hannah, Allah says that we sent elaida to her rule, Hannah. Okay, so Allah says, Who did we send, we sent our spirit rule refers to the soul, spirit. All right. Now the word rule comes from the root word, which means rest, comfort, it means rest or comfort. All right. The soul of the human body, like the human soul is called rule. Because it is what keeps the body at rest. It is what keeps the body so that's what happens when the soul leaves the body. What happens to the body becomes stiff. It becomes stiff right? Now there's a medical scientific explanation for that. But we also know the rule, the rule keeps the body at rest keeps it comfortable. Okay, now
gibreel alayhis salam, one of his nicknames is rule.
One of the nicknames of gibreel Ali Salam is rude, or ruthless mean as the lobby or roof will mean.
Now, why is gibreel Ali Salam referred to as roof,
I want you to understand this. What was the primary responsibility of Djibouti and Ali Hassan
to bring the divine revelation he would bring way he will bring divine revelation, he would bring the communication from a lot to the messengers in the prophets alayhi wa Salatu was Salam. So he would bring that which brings comfort to the hearts and minds of people. So therefore, he is called rule or rule.
So here is referring to Djibouti Dolly Salah for our Salah, ha, ha, hoo, Hannah.
So we sent to her gibreel.
And the reason why the word rule is being attributed like is being connected to a law, this is an offer a modal modal filet ruhakana our rule, meaning Our duty is to honor and to dignify God, you know, kind of like in common English, in our common language, we say, That's my boy.
Right? So he's not my son. Right? So when somebody says, you know, do you know brother, Omer. So that's again, that's my boy. Not obviously don't mean brother, Omar's, my son. All right, but that means like, I'm trying to show that we have a connection.
We have a very, very good connection. He's a good friend of mine. That's what I'm trying to say. So when you attribute when you connect someone to yourself, it's to show that relationship. And of course, if you're being connected to a law, then that directly is a form of honor and distinction. That's a form of honor and distinction. So this is honoring Djibouti. Our rule our Djibouti, not just some debris, that anybody's job really is our debris Lola Singh photoset la la rue Hannah. Then Allah says Fatah methyl Allah Allah ha Bhatia runs a Ouija
very interesting. Further maths Allah Allah ha basaran Serbia. Timothy, Allah in the Arabic language literally means to change your taste for something or someone to change their outward look
to change your outward look.
There's a word for this in English Transform, transform to transform their appearance, Fatah method Allah so he transformed his his appearance. Why did he transform his appearance Lucha for her? I'll explain this in just a minute. He transformed his appearance for her for her sake. What did he transform his appearance into Bashara
into that of a human being Bishop which refers to literally the skin of the body. All right, so a human being and the word Bashar is used to describe a human being when it emphasizes the softness
gentleness of the human being.
All right, the vulnerability of a human being, the word Bashar is used whenever it's emphasizing the vulnerability of the human being. So he transformed himself for medium sake, into the appearance of a human being and ally uses the word for human being, which emphasizes the fact that the human being is vulnerable. Alright, so meaning he's not very threatening. So we Yeah, so we got which means he was very, very well put together.
So very handsome, a very well proportioned human being a man.
A very well proportioned well put together a good looking man. But Sharon, so we're very good, handsome, man. All right. Now there's lots of different things to discuss here. First of all, this transformation of appearance, this might sound like all of a sudden it sounds like science fiction. But this is something that's established in the Quran. In the stories of
in the stories industry of Ibrahim alayhis salam, when the angels stopped by Ibrahim Ali Salam on their way to destroy the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. So when they're about to go visit Luca aleyhi. Salam and save loot and his family and his followers. All right, and don't destroy the other people. They stopped by the House of Ibrahim alayhi salam. When they stopped by the House of Ibrahim alayhis salam, they're in the shape. They're in the form of what human beings we know this from another Quranic narrative. Another Quranic story, even in the Hadith of the prophets, a lot of him in the mode, and some of the most authentic narrations of the hadith of gibreel, which is known as
almost Sunnah. The hadith of gibreel its position within the collection of Hadith is like the position of Sultan Fatiha within all the sutras of the Quran. It is almost Sunnah in the hadith of gibreel jabril alayhi salam comes to the Prophet some asks him the question about Islam EMA and his son.
And he appears in the condition or in the shape of a human being a human being. So this is something well established, we know this angels appear would come in the form of human beings. And of course, you know, a lot of times we have a lot of disadvantages in our day in time because of media and entertainment. There's a lot of disadvantages, the disadvantages, and we're talking about is they can often be a huge form of a distraction. All right, they're a great form of distraction, right? So television and movies are a huge distraction. So that's a disadvantage. But they can serve a little bit of an advantage too, sometimes. And that advantages, we no longer have any trouble understanding
how something would transform its of its appearance, right? We're the generation of transformers. Right?
Right. We know Transformers we know a truck becomes a super awesome fighting machine. Right? We know Optimus Prime. So we have no problem understanding how an angel would change would transform into the, into the figure or into the shape into the appearance of a human being. We don't have any problem. any trouble understanding that we're like, oh, yeah, I think I saw that in the movie. Right? So that's a slight little advantage. Maybe the one advantage that we do have. All right, so for tomato law, he changed his appearance for medium sake. For medium sake. All right.
It is time for salon. All right. So we're gonna go ahead and stop here. It's very unorthodox to kind of stop in the middle of the ayah. But we're gonna we're forced to stop because it's time for sellout in a shot that's more important. So we'll go ahead and pause and stop here and we'll pick up from here in tomorrow's lesson in sha Allah, May Allah give us the ability to practice Subhana Allah He will be humble he so Hannukah la home will be huntik Chateau La Ilaha Illa antenna softlogica wanna