Tafseer Of Surah Muminoon 09
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Tafseer of Surah Muminoon – Part 9
April 12, 2017
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inshallah, today we're starting from number 23. A brief translation of Isaiah number 23. Allah subhanaw taala says that most definitely we said no to his people, Noah to his people. He said, My people serve God, for he is your only God, will you not heed him.
to talk a little bit about some of the unique words maybe that we're coming across for the first time here that need some attention paid to them. First and foremost, of course, there's the word or Voodoo, which is in the command form. Of course, this is the this derivative of this is the word a Bada, which we normally translate as worship. However, what's really fascinating about this particular word is that the word of God, which means slave also is derived from the same roots. And so da ba da, the worship that is talked about here is not just merely the performance of a ritual, but it is rather a manifestation of the servitude and the true slavery that one feels to a deity or
a god. So that worship is a manifestation of a much deeper realization, and that is that I belong to, and I am at the service of someone or something. And that's why I'm engaging in this, this act or this act of worship. So while we can still go ahead and translate it in English as worship, but that realization should be there, that there is the meaning of enslaving oneself to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because without that, it's merely just a performance. The Prophet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talks about this, in numerous, a Hadith, where the prophets a lot even talks about somebody standing in prayer, or performing excessive amounts of Salah without that realization that
I am enslaved to Allah subhana wa Taala and I am at the mercy of Allah and I am doing this out of the obedience in the love for my Creator, then Allah subhanaw taala really has no need for somebody to physically exhaust tab. So Allah has no need for somebody to physically exhaust themselves. Similarly about the act of worship that we call fasting in the month of Ramadan. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam again, says in authentic narration that Allah subhanaw taala has no need for somebody to deprive themselves of food and water to make themselves thirsty and hungry, because in and of itself, there's nothing virtuous or notable about that. But it becomes a virtuous and notable
noteworthy deed and act when it is done out of the commitment to one's creator and to one's master.
Of course, the other word here that we see a lot
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which again gets translated a number of different ways. Whether it be fear, as I read from a translator, will you not heed him? Will you not then be God fearing. So there's a lot of different ways that this is translated for the sake of brevity. But the concept of duck law, just very briefly, in the word itself, it comes from with IRA, which means to protect, or to save oneself from something like a shield with fire, and a Buddha Dharma, the Allahu taala, who offered a very remarkable visual when trying to understand and conceptualize the concept of dakhla. That he said, if you were walking on a path that had a lot of thorns and branches sticking into it. And also
there's a lot of thorns and you know, rocks and obstructions on that path itself. And then on top of that, there are these branches and thorns sticking into the path. And you're walking with your garments and your clothing, and of course, even the sensitivity of your feet and your bodies.
As you're walking through that path. Now visualize and try to think about how you would traverse that path, how you would make your way through that path. And of course, the response was that you would kind of gather your clothing, you would twist and turn to avoid the branches and thorns, you would be very careful about where you place your foot before you place your foot. Why says so that you don't step on something that could be harmful to you. And he said similar is a concept of tequila is to be very cautious, and to be very aware and cognizant of one surrounding and try to avoid anything that would damage one that would damage you that would cause you any type of harm,
and the type of harm above even physical harm. That is in that example, the visual that he provides is the spiritual harm, anything that would be detrimental to my standing in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala anything that would be detrimental to my relationship with the last panel attala, to be mindful to be observant to watch for it and then to do whatever is within one's capacity to avoid it. So that's why a lot of times the translation, again, for the sake of brevity, that ends up making a lot of sense as God consciousness or cognizance awareness.
So now talking about this exact idea, before we proceed forward, even though there's something I usually do towards the end of our discussion on an idea, but here because we're entering into a new passage, I'd like to talk about how we're transitioning to this other passage and what is kind of the focus of this passage. So at the beginning of our discussion of surah number 23. So let's and let me know in the surah, we talked about the fact that this is kind of a continuation from a lot of the discussion that was started in the previous surah. So total Hajj, and we saw that at the very beginning of the surah that surah number 22 concluded by talking about Salah in prayer in our
service to Allah subhanho wa Taala and our commitment to Allah and now sooner number 23 started with how we can realize realize that through those characteristics that were shared. So similarly, in sooner number 22, sort of HUDs or previous suta there, Allah subhanaw taala briefly alludes to the prophets of the past in one ayah, where he says that we'll look at the code zeba Russa Roman publica that just like as these people, the people of Makkah, are refusing you, and are rejecting you and calling you a liar and slandering you and accusing you of all these terrible things. Similarly, profits before you were rejected by their people as well. So this is not something unheard of. And
this is no way to be interpreted as some type of a fault on the profit of on the part of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that somehow there's something faulty will either be law, in human or in his message that these people don't accept them or believe in him. But they did the same thing with prophets of the past as well. So in fact, it's quite the contrary, that rather, the people actually refusing and rejecting you and giving you a little bit of a hard time is, in fact, a sign of being a prophet in the messenger, that this is the son of Allah subhanaw taala, that while there are those people who believe in the messengers, and devote themselves to the messengers and following them,
there are similarly unfortunately there are people who oppose the messengers and that is a sort of a test and trial for them, for the messenger and especially for the believers who follow the messenger. Well, in this sutra, in this passage that we're going to be going through now, Allah subhanaw taala extensively from all the way from I 23. To if 50 Allah subhanaw taala extensively will kind of in detail talk about some of the trials and tests of the messengers of the past to further elaborates on this idea. Allah subhanaw taala will speak about a number of different messengers, and but for many of them, Allah subhanaw taala will just allude to them, but again
through the defeat of the Quran, meaning how the Quran elaborates upon itself, will will be able to identify which messengers Allah is speaking about, but there are four messengers excuse me, there are four messengers that Allah will mentioned by name. The first of them is of course new Haile salam, and then a lower mentioned Musa
Harun and Isa aleikum wa salam by name.
So when Allah starts speaking about these messengers of the past, he starts off by talking about new holla his Salam. And again, this is very obvious why because no highlight his Salam in sequence of all the messengers I will be talking about came first. Secondly, this is something very consistent throughout the Quran. And many of the scholars of seed who have studied previous scripture and previous books as well talk about the fact that even in the previous scripture, whenever a lot of talks about a group of the messengers, more often than not new Haile Salam is the first of them who is mentioned, because he was the first one to really deal with opposition from his people. So he's
mentioned always first, secondly, or Thirdly, rather, Allah subhanho wa Taala starts off and there's something very beautiful about the sequencing within the Quran and the segwaying from one passage into another, that Allah concluded the previous passage by when he was mentioning his blessings upon us by saying, well Allah, Allah full key to Him alone, that not only upon these animals are you able to, you know,
utilize them these animals as transportation, but you are also able to utilize ships as transportation as well. And Allah subhanaw taala refers to the art of new alayhis salam by referring to it as a full Qin mushroom, the ship that was completely filled up. And so it makes it's a very beautiful segue into this next passage by talking about no Holly Salaam, because boats and ships and traveling through water was talked about at the conclusion of the previous passage.
So here, of course, Allah subhana wa Jalla talks about new alayhis salam, and the message of new alayhis salam to his people, which we will talk about, very briefly. Allah subhanaw taala says Well, after the Ursula, now here again, the passage begins with a heavy level of emphasis, Lamas for emphasis, God is for emphasis. And so Allah subhanaw taala. Here is delivering this message with a lot of emphasis to inspire that conviction within the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and also his believers and followers, who in the era of MCC are dealing with a lot of persecution and adversity and difficulty. And Allah subhanaw taala again, speaks about this and other places in the Koran gallican unisoc beterbiev Attica. What Allahu taala that this is how we strengthen your resolve by reciting these stories to you by telling these stories of the messengers of the past to you another place in a foreign worker that he cannot swallow a common number in Russian, that this is how we tell you and lay out for you the stories and the experiences of the messengers of the past. Why gallican apostolica number illusory man with a b2b e fu addict, that which will strengthen
your resolve your hearts and will help you settle the strong emotions and reactions that you are feeling to these difficult interactions with these people. Man was happy to be here for America.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala begins with this emphasis he says our son Nando Han, or Santa el sol is to send someone on a mission or with a message out or suddenly a new Honda we sent a new illa comi he to his people.
Now there's a little bit of a subtlety here that should be pointed out since it's the first time it's come up in the course of discussion within the sutra that Allah subhanaw taala This is the concept of a law firm that we are very familiar with his people, right his people. And so the nuance here that we need to explore that is alluded to a number of different places in the Quran, some places more explicitly than others. And that is whenever Allah subhanaw taala sent a messenger or prophets, you know, send someone with a message to the people, they were always from amongst those people that are less Pinter which Allah says waka Delica ohana a lot out of Santa Mira Assouline, in
lab in the sonic home, he Li newbigin Allah, that whenever we sent, we did not send any message or a messenger to the people, except with the tongue of the people. And the scholars, you point out the fact that it's not just simply using the word language, but tongue, which is a lot more expressive of Not, not just speaking the basic language of the people, but really understanding the people and how they think and how they process information. leanbean alone and that's very remarkable London say so that they could explain it to them. Allah says so that we could explain it to them, so that we could explain it to them. So it's a very powerful message, and in sort of hewed sort of number 11
Allah subhanaw taala time and time again. A number of different messengers are introduced there in that suta and whenever ally introduces them, he introduces them in a very remarkable fashion where lessons were Isla identificar muda muda Hotham, salejaw, Willa Medina Homme Schreiber, that and then we sent to the people of whom
Brother solid, we send to the people that moved their brother, excuse me, we send to the people of odd their brotherhood and we send to the people as they move their brothers solid and we send to the people of money and their brothers who are able, and ultimately, Allah subhana wa tada says about Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Lapa de chacun rosu lumen and fusi Kuma, Xena de la caja comme des 13. To you Rasulullah a messenger Min unphysical, who is from amongst you. And that's why it was from the profound wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala that the era of messin the era of prophethood lasted for 23 years, which is a significant amount of time. But somebody could also say,
only 23 years. And what's really remarkable when you study Islamic history, that within the life of the messenger Salafi some Islam had not gotten very far outside the region of ages, had not taken roots in outside regions that further as it had gone, was thought if in Bahrain in these areas, and the message did spread later on. And of course, there has to be an initial carrier of the message to that particular region, but then it is from the son of Allah subhanaw taala, and also from the history of the spread of Islam, that that message would take roots in that land, and then it would really prosper. And it would really,
it would really blossom. Once the people of that land in that area in that community would really take upon themselves, the understanding of the message, and then the propagating and the preaching and the teaching of that particular message. And something very, very necessary, very profound. And this is not to diminish in any way, shape, or form. Like a lot of times these conversations are rather, I guess, some part of the progression of this conversation takes place within our communities, that we oftentimes talk about the fact that we need a level of indigenous preaching and teaching of Islam, within our lands as well within our communities as well. And unfortunately, a lot
of times that takes on kind of tone of diminishing maybe the contributions of people who might not be native or indigenous, or really have a personal, personally native experience of the land or the culture. But what for lack of a better word like an immigrant, community, or an or immigrants, preachers, foreign preachers, that a lot of times it becomes a very divisive conversation. And what is enough to bring our attention to why it should not become a divisive conversation is because the Sahaba, the Allahu taala, were the ones who took the message to places like parts of Europe and Asia, and East Asia and North Africa, that were not native. They're not they were not their native
lands, nor even though North Africa right now, we might not realize, but Arabic was not even their native language at that time. But it was, in fact, the Sahaba, who took the message here. So if we think that foreign preachers are somehow problematic in nature, right, then are we calling the Sahaba problematic, of course not. But rather, what we need to do is it's a growing experience, we need to look at that generation, that remarkable generation whom Allah praises within the Quran, and where the companionship, the Sahaba of the messenger, sallAllahu Ani, so the mentorship of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and really observe how they operated, that they realized
that there's a need to take the message somewhere, but then be very willing to empower the people to teach the people and then allow them to carry the message on forward and really be the vanguard and then be the primary,
you know, outlet for the people to further understand and embrace the message. So there's a very,
you know, beautiful lesson within this particular point. But nevertheless, we do also understand the effectiveness of receiving a message from somebody who really understands your experiences and that's why a lot elusive this LFO me he that he was sent to his own people for call and he said, Yeah, call me. And this is another lesson now. He says, Yeah, follow me. know, if you're reading this within the Quranic text itself, the must have,
you might not see it, but it's abbreviated, right? It's an omission. It's an abbreviation. But you notice the kasara under the meme yako me. And this is an abbreviation of Jaco me, which means my people. And this is very common from the tone of the Arabs, especially when they're trying to emphasize something or there's a lot of strong emotion involved within the dialogue, that a lot of times that Yeah, is further abbreviated. And so he's addressing the people by saying my people now as we read forward will realize new Holly Solomon every single messenger addresses people
This way even the Messenger of Allah Mohammed Salah at some address that people this way, but really remarkable that we're learning this lesson from the story of new Hi ladies Allah that Allah subhanho wa Taala again another place in the Quran says Philippines a female facility Lila comes in Amman that he stayed amongst his people for 1000 years minus 50 950 years. And Allah says it in that fashion 1000 minus 50 because that number of 1000 really delivers a huge impact. Right when you hear 1000 it really makes you think, Wow, that's a very long time. Right so after extended dialogue and discourse with the people and sort of new sort of newer surah number 71 Allah subhanaw taala
extensively from the perspective of new holiday Salam tells us how diligent and how you know exhaustive his efforts really were in preaching to the people in the Dow to Omi Leyland when a hot run, I preach to my people night and day and he mentions night first, because that expresses even that much more of a degree of difficulty. You know, when you have a giant when you have a job. What do you do? For 55? o'clock? No, no, no. 459 I'm done.
Five o'clock? No, rather 459 I'm going to 501 aramoana Lake, right? Absolutely not. Right. That's how you treated job. Right? I'm off the clock. Don't even talk to me. Don't even look at me. Are you making eye contact with me right now? Right? That's the attitude you have about about our job. Right? How is new holiday? Salamis. Not saying that, okay, Look, son went down. I'm done with you people. I'm gonna go along, eat some good food, put my feet up. Spend time with my family loved ones. I'll see y'all tomorrow morning. I'll deal with this in the morning. No, no, later than when I have
it preach to them night and day, night, day, night, night and day.
And then he says, somewhere in the island to my immediate outcome Dr. Anthony Allen Tula masala, whom as Ron, I preach to them as a group, I preach to them publicly, I preached to them privately.
I tried everything that I could, every which way I tried to get get reach out to these people and get through to these people.
But in spite of such a long duration, and they just, again, sort of no describes and again, we're bringing in sort of newer, why not because we're getting sidetracked a little further. And
we're allowing the Quran to teach us what it is saying what Allah subhanaw taala is saying. And so he says that how did they respond? Jolo, asabi, I wouldn't have done him they plugged their fingers in their ears in front of his face.
JOHN, wasabi onvia. Danny, what's up show Thea boom, they'd cover up their faces. While Satoru was stuck barasti kabara. And they just refuse to listen to him. And they walk right by him arrogantly pushing him you know, like that old thing when you walk by somebody and kind of shove them on your way out. We're stuck. But always think about them very arrogantly. They conduct themselves with him to shut them out of the way and keep on walking as if he doesn't even exist.
But in spite of that he keeps Not only does he keep preaching to them, which in and of itself is a huge Feat. Right? But then again, the preaching is not taking on the tone that hey, believe or you will die done. I did my job. No, no, Jaco me look at the empathy. Look at the concern in the love.
And this is something that we really need to understand about the whole concept of Darwin preaching his song.
That if we have a very arrogance, negative attitude towards the people that we're calling, supposedly calling to Allah subhanaw taala. Then we really have to understand what are we doing? Is that how the messengers conducted there? There? Is that how they preached? Is that how they propagated the religion and the deen? No, they did it with love and compassion, concern. A lot of times we pick on the word Navy or indoor warning
as a very limited translation. But in that if you look at it in the Arabic language itself, it means to warn someone of some imminent danger out of loving concern for them. Because you're worried about them.
Right, that somebody you actually care about is walking down the sidewalk and there's, you know, a step there. There's a little bit of a ditch there, or it's wet.
Right? And so you're trying to tell them Oh, look, what's your step once you step out?
If you didn't care about that person, forget about warning them, you'd get your popcorn and sit down.
Right? You wouldn't care. But it's actually come. It comes from a place of concern, and love and compassion and mercy. And that was fundamentally one of my teachers used to always remind us about this particular dynamic and
He said that when we preach and teach a song, if we do that with love in our hearts and concern and caring consideration and empathy for people that spreads hate,
but when we go around preaching and I do quotation marks, right, quote, unquote, preach to the people, but we do it with the level of disdain for the people, always kind of looking down at them could fall for suck, Jew holla disbelievers sinful people, ignorant. Right when we do it with that type of disdain, harboring almost ill feeling towards them, that quote unquote, down what looks like that on the outside, it actually spreads more evil
and we damage and harm ourselves forget about benefiting somebody else, we damage and harm ourselves through that process. So really, it takes a lot of, you know, thoughts and consideration and effort to cultivate that type of true love and concern and empathy for the people yeah, call me. Oh my people, my people
or under the law, enslave yourselves to Allah subhanho wa Taala worship Allah, my Allah come in Allah innovator who. And now this is kind of a shot, like an explanation. Right? This is an explanation of what he means by ortable de la mala Khomeini like nereda. Who ma is for refutation. It's not just negation, it's refutation molecule. Contrary to what you have convinced yourself of there is absolutely not for you, Minh era in any type of a deity or God label who other than him other than Allah.
And what this is alluding to, is that the people of New Holly his Salaam, and this is going to tell you exactly why again, Allah subhanaw taala is, you know, telling the prophets a lot of Islam and the believers about new Holly Salaam and he struggles with the people, because the people of New Holly his Salaam Mufasa mentioned, this tells us that they were in a similar misunderstanding. They were they were in a similar form or system of disbelief that the people of Macau were in
that they had similar ideas. And that idea was manda to whom Liu curry buena Illallah his alpha is a Lulu we don't have a problem with this Allah that you talk about. But other deities and Gods
right, they are intermediaries and lesser gods that just helped connect us to this Supreme Being that you're talking about. So it's Potato Potato. We're right there with you. We're on the same page and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, No, you're not. We're not on the same page. Monaco Manila in Idaho. You only you have to solely there is a decision. That's why La ilaha illAllah. The Kalam after Wade, it has a nephew Willis bats. And there's first a nephew there's first allegation la isla
cleaning the slate, cleaning the table. Now I can actually put something on here.
Right that the Prophet salami sometimes teaches us who we are on the hearts is a container.
Now if I have this glass,
this cup, and it's filthy and dirty, and I want to quench my thirst nourish myself, right? So I need water. But what I put that water into a really dirty filthy copper glass. No, that wouldn't be very pleasant or satisfying. And that's just, it seems foolish. Rather, the process would be that I would first clean the cup, the container, and now I'm able to put something beneficial in it.
Right and the reason why with water especially that analogy makes sense in the profits a lot of humans taking the further shedding light on that analogy by referring to it as a container is because Allah subhanaw taala likens the revelation of the Quran to water coming down upon the earth and nourishing the heart just as the rain nourishes the earth
and gives life to it.
Right so first you have to cleanse La ilaha illAllah. Now you can put something beneficial in it. And that is that the heat. Alright, so this is what's being referenced mala Khomeini likened it to a falada tahune. So will you not practice God consciousness? And again, what is kind of the idea of that God consciousness
that what was in this again shows you kind of the coherence between the different passages and iaat verses that what was talked about and I elaborated on this in the previous session, that while the previous passage talked about all the creation and the blessings of Allah, not just as a proof and evidence, of course a love being the Creator, but also for a level of what's called emptiness
None was the crew near me that it is the last panel Rotella mentioning his favorites and his blessings upon his slave, his father, his blessing and his benevolence upon his slaves. That what do you think is the appropriate response as somebody who has blessed you beyond your comprehension that you cannot even comprehend how blessed you are? What should be the appropriate response to that? So again, similarly here, I forgot to take home so why don't you live a life of God consciousness and awareness? Can you really be that oblivious?
That you own this level of gratitude and obedience and servitude to Allah subhanaw taala.
And again, so, talking about how this relates back to even the dynamic that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was experiencing there with the people of Quraysh.
in the next hire, Allah subhanaw taala says,
For call elmyra Latina woman called me he marhaba elaborado Mithra Can you read to me at the football Aleykum what OSHA Allahu Allah Angela mala, he gets a mess me and Abby had a fee about in an overly, a very brief translation. But the leading disbelievers amongst his people said he is merely a mortal like you are a human being like you
trying to gain some superiority over you, God would have sent down angels if he had wished. Besides, we never heard of anything like this from our forefathers. So before we go forward and discuss the ayah it's quite a lengthy ayah. So we'll just go through the course of the discussion. One thing that's very interesting, that's some of them will first you know, like given our shoot and others, they points out here, it's really an interesting idea and thought that if this is basically a dialogue being presented within the Quran, this is discourse and dialogue being presented within the Quran. And if you look at other places where a similar dialogue or discourse is presented within the
Quran, one of the interesting things that you see there, for instance, you look at the dialogue between Allah subhanaw taala and the angels at the time of the creation of other Mali Salaam. That's when the first conversations presented within the Quran with color of buka little melodica teeny Jilin field or the halifa Jin right that remember when Allah subhanaw taala said to the angels that I'm going to make a halifa within the earth carlu at the geography ha they said that are you going to make within the earth somebody who will cause chaos and corruption and shed blood fala in the Alamo? Allah tala right and Allah when he responds with
at the conclusion of the objection or question by the angels, he says Carla in the Allah Allah tala mon Allah said I know what you do not know.
So what if you're not able to hear it?
Allah said, Carla, now when the conversation when it's one conversation happening, like an attentive actual dialogue, right, respectful dialogue taking place between two parties. Karla palu. Carla. He said, they said, he said, right now if you look over here with an eye number 24. What you see is that after new holiday, he Salam said, Yeah, pomi Kalia homie, right, when a lot of presents their argument or their response from their side, Allah says, * Allah, you see the addition of the law,
that is not normal within a conversation in a dialogue. It's not normal.
But rather, it shows some type of a transition or some type of a change in the tone of the dialogue. It's very interesting. Because as you can already expect, like we already talked about from Surah Noor 71, that he knew highly cinema's very compassionate, a very merciful, very generous gracious tone with his people,
you know, in spite of their conduct in their behavior,
but we already know that his people did not respond to him in kind, right, that they didn't respond. Similarly. Their response was very arrogant, and abrasive and rude and dismissive.
Right, so we know that. So that transition, that change in tone is represented by the font. That's why we say every letter of nuance. And on top of that, another thing that the even issue among some of us, you know, he points out is when you have a fight shows like some type of that transition again, and he said the other type of transition is that when you read
As we go through the I already kind of translated so maybe you were able to pick it up, but we'll further go into it, that when you read the ayah they're not responding to him.
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Marhaba. This is not this, they wouldn't say he translation said he did say this. This guy like we say, this guy, even though he's right there speaking to them, but they're ignoring him. Not even acknowledging his existence. And allies already told us mean, homie, he, he was from his people in a coma he was sent to them, he's from amongst them. So they know him. They know his name. yet they're not even addressing him. They're pretending like he's not even there, or he some inanimate object, this guy this. Right. And on top of that, they refer to him as this thing about how dismissive that is.
Right? That they're just not even acknowledging him. So, so they're not actually engaging in a dialogue. And that's why I let interject Stefan, it's not a real conversation.
It's not a real conversation, there's not a response to what he said.
These are their own insecurities, and their own paranoia that they're expressing it has nothing, it actually shows that they did not listen to a word he set.
So let's go ahead and go through what exactly football and mellow and manner in the Arabic language comes from the root word which means to fill up something to fill up something Malian. Alright, to fill up something. And mala as a derivative of that root basically means
the leadership amongst the community, the leaders of a community, kind of the elites of a community. But what's very interesting is that Allah subhanaw taala does not use this in a positive connotation. Because there's an idea there's an element of elitism.
And that's not what leadership is in Islam.
leadership in Islam is only as responsibility.
Like the expression the saying goes, some attributed as a hadith but it's not really authentically proven as a hadith. It's more of an author that say, you will call me hottie moon, that a leader of the people is their servants. Service, responsibility. attentiveness, compassion, mercy. That is what leadership is in the Islamic framework and paradigm. So Allah uses this word very negatively, or in a negative connotation. Why? Because it's elitism.
Right for columella, Latina cafaro. So the elites,
those who are disbelieved from his people, the elites, the elite, those who have disbelieved from his people. They said now, not in response, necessarily, but they just said my Shahada, and we've learned how guys are pointing word this Mize again for negation, contrary to what you might think, yeah, I know, he smiles and he's very nice, and he's very generous, and he's very kind, think about even what they're saying, contrary
Madhava elaborado mizukami just a normal dude, just like the rest of
Bashar Bashar is a human being. Right, the skin is referred to as Bishop, Bishop Maha de la Bashar matricom. He's a human being just like the rest of you. Now there's again, a very fine balance here.
A lot spent on what's up taala tells the prophets a lot he set up all say in ama and
say I am a human being just like the rest of you. But it doesn't just stop there. You have Elijah, I do receive revelation though. So I am a human being like the rest of you. But I but not completely because I do receive revelation from Allah subhanaw taala. The other part of it is the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam he himself is commanded by Allah to present himself as I'm just a normal human beings just like the rest of you. I'm a person just like the rest of you.
But what what are what are we told about the messenger
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away witness and a bringer of good news and a warner and a color to a law by his permission and illuminating lamp and source of light and illumination
has very high praise. What are we told about the messengers allottees and within the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells us Makana Mohammedan about happy marriage Anika we're lucky Rasulullah Mahajan, the beam. He's not just some ordinary Joe Schmo.
Right, just not an ordinary man from amongst you. He's a messenger of Allah and the seal the finality of all the prophets.
Latin Pharaoh swatter confocal Sultana be to raise your voice above the raising of the voice of the messenger.
We're in Nicola Allah, Who can I have him is a very high and noble, remarkable character. Right? So there is yes, meaning he is human, he bleeds and he cries and he laughs
right and he and he feels pain.
But at the same time, there is a respect and a regard. So this, this type of when we see other places in the Koran in ama and a bunch of mythical, I'm a human being just like the rest of you. That should not be taken as license to speak disrespectfully about the messengers a lot of them, but that's his message and presentation. The common nests of the messengers allottee and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam was the embodiment of humility,
the embodiment of humility.
The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
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Aziz who come is
that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that I am a slave of a lion, I'm a human being. I eat as a slave eats.
sit like a slave since
Right? So, but over here, of course, they're using this disrespectfully. Madhava elaborate romito this is not a human being is not but a human being just like the rest of you. You really do.
Let me tell you what his agenda is. Now you see the paranoia.
You really do, what does he really want, and yet the footballer Aleykum
he wants to establish his superiority, fumble. The Football is shows us struggle, he's struggling, he's trying to find his way. He's trying to figure out a way to impose himself over you, upon you, and establishing superiority over you.
When Oh, shout Allahu Allah, Angela Malaika.
And if Allah wanted,
he would have sent angels
massively and Abby has apphia by Allah willing, we did not hear anything about this from our forefathers amongst our forefathers who came before.
Now a couple of things to point out here, number one, if you listen, if you read what they're saying, none of it is actually directly responding to a new holiday Salam said, that again, shows that they're not even listening. This is just their own insecurity and paranoia that speaking here.
It's like rambling they're just rambling. The second thing is that's exactly it. Look at they said three four things. Ba ba ba show me through comm just a normal dude like everybody else you read when you are on a commission trying to establish a superiority over you. If God wanted, you would have sent down angels. I never heard about this before.
You see how disjointed even the thought process is rambling? Is somebody who doesn't have anything worthwhile to say?
And you can really see that they have no response.
And so this is what Allah subhanaw taala through very powerful language exposes here. And a couple of basic things to kind of points out here.
Allah subhanaw taala talks about how, you know, you read any of them from Polycom. He wants to establish your superiority over you, all of a sudden they're expressing a lot of concern for the people. Look, we're just looking out for you. He's just trying to take advantage of you. How did they speak about the same people to know Halley's Alam in Surah. Number 11 sort of who denied number 27 Allah subhanaw taala tells us man naraka tabaka illa Dino humara de Luna Badia Rai
manarola, como la
banda nukem KDB that they said that manner aka what we see from where we're sitting what we see that the only people that followed you are arrazi Luna, they are filthy. Like they're the dirt in the filth amongst us so they refer to them as filth behind their backs when they speak to new Holla Holla.
But now all of a sudden they're very concerned about the people. So they're they're dissing genuine, how disingenuous they are and their hypocrisy. Allah subhanaw taala exposes it within the Quran.
the other thing that they complained about was that what oh Sharla hula and Santa Monica fellow wanted to he would have just sent angels. First of all obviously who said Allah didn't send angels. Of course the angels come they bring the revelation. They keep the profits company. But on top of that what they're trying to say is that mess Angel should have just miraculously appeared with this message. Allah subhanaw taala addresses this many places within the Quran in surah an ayah number nine Allah says hello Jana whom Allah can
ledger Allahu rajula
that even if an angel would have come that Angel would have had to appear in human form. When Allah Allah He might well be soon and he would have to dress like the people because people need to be able to connect to who they're receiving the message from. Below gonna fill out the last part of what Allah says in Surah number 17. Hello, can I fill out the Mullah gachon Yamuna motorbike in Nina lesson Allah minister ma Malika na sulan, Allah says that if the earth was full of angels, then we would have sent an angel as a messenger.
But the earth is full of human beings. And therefore we sent the human being as a messenger.
And then lastly, their final objection, if you want to call it that, was that, you know, we didn't hear about any of this from our forefathers. And again, that's a very simple minded approach and attitude towards things. Right. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam addresses this and sort of Columbia that unto What about the movie? What does that establish that just establishes that your forefathers were just as lost as you are? That's all that that establishes? Ibrahima Allison being very direct, in sort of zuku philosophy now that they say that we're just not allowed
to do look, we're just doing what we know what's familiar, what's comfortable. And that is the very opposite of progress. If they if they like to think of themselves as elites and forward thinking, and for the good of the people, then how is being so stagnant and closed off from any type of new ideas or thoughts, you know, forward thinking and how is that any better for the people in terms of leadership? I went out gonna lay off a lunar Dune in Surah Al Baqarah. And I number 70. Allah again, completely dismantles his thought process. He says that if their forefathers didn't understand anything, and we're not writing the guiding, are these people resigning themselves to a similar
fate? But not to be oma? alfine? La Habana? And they say yeah, absolutely. That's fine. We're okay with that.
You know, when? When when your parents tell you, why did you do that? Oh, he did it. Well, if he jumped off a cliff, he would jump off a cliff. Right. Now if you have some level of sanity. You say? Oh, yeah, right. But what does the really
that really terrible kid? What does he say? Yeah, maybe I would. Right? And that's when the parents like, haha, just you just breathe, right? Like I don't know what I'm gonna do with this. This this interesting human being this interesting creation of Allah. Right? So that's what
happened. Oh, yeah. So what yeah, we will follow our forefathers. And again, there's really no conversation to be had there.
I in number 25
they continue on. Like it's like they can't stop now. Look at New Hyundai. Salaam right? There's that expression they're behaving Columbia makalah the best the speech is that which is very brief into the point direct the Prophet of Allah a lot of humans very sick Joe, Mr. Kelly spoke very directly and straightforward and comprehensively right. But again, it's a sign of somebody not knowing what they're talking about that first of all, it's all disjointed.
And then the person is rambling And not only that, but then that person is rambling endlessly but but and and and but
that's when you know that the person is nervous, doesn't know what they're talking about. Right when you stick your foot in your mouth you take it out that further Gemma down your throat, right so i in number 25, Allah subhanaw taala is exposing them. And again, think about the type of comfort and the type of confidence This is providing the messengers a lot easier, especially when we read it number 25 in who are Ilayaraja lumbee he genotropin Fatah Basu Be
brief translation he is just a madman or he is a man inflicted with insanity. So let's wait and see what happens with him.
So jitna tune in
interesting word here all kind of go into this word just a little bit jinda tune in the Arabic language means like insanity, or some you know being insane or, and so, this the roots of the word is a very fascinating you have many many derivatives of this many of the lexicon like Lee central the Arab and others they talk about this, the root of the word just means for something to be covered or unseen, to be hidden from eyes, etc with the scepter. Right to be hidden. And Jenny jenine is what you call the the fetus in the womb of the mother. Before even the external signs really begin to manifest in show.
Janine is or Jeannine refers to
the body once it's buried is Jeannine. algernon refers to the hearts and more so kind of like the emotions again, the intangibles that things you can't really see when measured allegion refers to a shield, because again, you can hide behind the shield. Jenna refers to a garden, and it's specifically the type of garden that has like a barrier around it. Whether that be walls usually that's more of a Hadid PA, but gender is more of the barrier is like huge trees are put on the external boundary of the garden to kind of shield and provide some privacy within the garden.
Majnoon is somebody who's possessed, right, or a level of maybe mental disability or insanity, because again, externally the person seems to be fine, but there's obviously something that the person is struggling with. All right, so gentlelady gentlelady refers to the darkest part of the nights when you when you can't see anything. So there's a lot of difference. Derivatives gentleness, means that such a huge crowd of people that you can get lost in the crowd that you can be seen in the crowd. Right. Another opportunity for a Waldo reference, right, so but gin, attune refers to insanity. In Hua in his fertigation, he is nothing but in who are he is nothing but except for a man
be he afflicted with he is afflicted with ginetta on some type of insanity. And what's very interesting is, what's very interesting is that they say it in the common form, Jonathan is common.
Right? And the Mufasa don't explain why. Because what they're saying here is that obviously, the objection from the people would be Wait a timeout.
I know. No.
He's been my neighbor. For hundreds of years. Right? I know.
He's a very, very intelligent well put together thoughtful human being. He's insane. Crazy. What are you talking about? have had more conversations, and I can count
what you're saying doesn't make sense. You sound like the crazy person. calling somebody normal crazy. makes you crazy.
So that would be the objection. So they're saying Jim that there's something wrong with him. What's wrong with the iron? No, but there's something wrong with him.
Photography rumba zoo, and then when they keep pressing, the people are like, What's wrong with him? What are you talking about? Exactly? fronteira. Just wait, wait, wait, wait, watch, watch. Watch, watch. watch. Wait, watch for Tara boo. Boos almost refers to in the Arabic language or word terrible. So I'll explain here as well. The word tacos it means an interval it means to wait for something but not just waiting, almost kind of like waiting and watching something.
Like wait waiting, kind of watching in waits of something.
All right. So that's photog Basu.
Be here, he had to just keep an eye on him. Had to him for some time. Again, he in in they say that in the comment form as well. Like how long? a day, a week, a month, a year. Because again, we got hundreds of years of experience here with him. So let me know. Just wait Just watch for how long this is wait, just watch. Again, the lies exposing again, how the they don't even know what they're talking about. So forget about somebody else knowing exactly what they're talking about. Now I was talking about how I was alluding to how this is a tremendous source of comfort and
consolation to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, and this is really just personally speaking.
This is a really remarkable aspect of the Quran and the tone within the Quran. That how Allah subhanaw taala throughout the Quran expresses so much
love and attention to his messenger to his beloved messengers
and also by extension to believers. So again, we're able to discern from this the, we're able to understand from this the love that allows for his messengers to listen. But we it also inspires us to understand is that this is how much Allah subhanaw taala cares about our struggles, that he addresses them. Right? A lot of times we present kind of like, again, spirituality is somehow a divorce from emotion.
If you had eemaan you would not cry.
If you are human, you will not be sad.
If your room assume it won't bother you what he said.
And think about how silly that is. When Allah says, well, not much emphasis is there Lapid. Without a doubt we know. And Nicola de casa de Luca, Maya colon,
that it tightens your chest, it really troubles you and bothers you, what these people say, a blessing to the Prophet ceylonese
throughout the Quran, la comforting man's analogical or analytische we didn't send down the Quran upon you to make your life difficult.
Right, so much love and concern. So love not only acknowledges and comforts, but he first validates that emotion. It's very important that we realize that within our own, whether it be personal, or family or community dynamic, like part of our Islamic Tobia, like instilling the mind and spirituality within the people is not to, you know, guilt people for being human.
But also embracing their humanity and learning to find a las panatela within those struggles and those emotions. Right, so that's something that's very, very powerful here, because again, in sort of elements surah number 68 What did Allah say noon welcome your Maya Suma and Sabina Matera. Because imagine that by the blessing of your master, you have not lost your mind.
Right so while they're calling the
Natasha bus will be right belma noon,
maybe a poet, and we're just waiting for him to eventually lose his mind.
Right that Allah comforts of profits A lot of you know, don't worry, your brother knew your brother and Prophethood in rissalah
right no alayhis salam was also called crazy by his people. But they were the ones who were crazy for calling him crazy.
I in number 26 Allah subhanaw taala tells us
that new holla his Salaam finally responds and again here Allah did not a * Allah. He actually responds, he says Robin Sunni be Macedon and this is very powerful, that some brief translation that no I said no, I said my Lord, my master help me They call me a liar.
So sometimes the best response is to turn to Allah subhanaw taala that is the ultimate response is to turn to Allah and Allah did not put the flour the Thumma because this is the response is the ultimate response. That when you are talking to somebody that is not engaged in a real conversation, and they're accusing you and slandering you and picking on you and bullying you
talk to Allah subhanaw taala Robbie again you see the the kasara rubbing in sort of be Monastir, my Lord may Allah
but it's abbreviated expresses that emotion rugby
on suddenly Robin Sony all right means helped me assist me
Now the bar here there's a lot of discussion on the part of the professional what is the
exact meaning of the bar. So some of them say that it's almost like explaining what's coming after be mark as a boon because they have kept their boonie cuz the boon, they have rejected me or they have called me a liar.
But also what it means here is that it's Bob about one more hour, which means that in exchange, like Oh Allah, that I'm dealing with so much harshness and abuse from them, that Allah show me compassion, and show me mercy
and helped me to comfort me. So again, seeking that comfort, not that comfort, that solace the serenity by connecting and talking to Allah subhanaw taala and we talked about that in the concept of Salah. Right. Jory, let karatu it for Salah, the coolness of my eyes was placed in prayer additional be hyperbola provide comfort to us Oh Bilaal by making the call for the prayer. So Robbins
Wouldn't it be marketable and of course Allah subhanaw taala speaks about this and similar to the armor. So number 54 and nine number 10 were Moosa excuse me new Holly hisamitsu are a different wording is given is very powerful wording for the Arab Babu that he called out to his Lord in His master Allah and Nima Hulu boon
that I'm overwhelmed fund that said, so rescue, send your help and rescue me. I am overwhelmed Oh Allah. So please send your help in your rescue.
So he asks for the help of Allah subhanaw taala. Now, again to share with you many of them of us, you know, like even Kathy Rahim, Allahu taala, grew to be Lucy and others also say that, what does that exactly mean? And suddenly, what does that mean? Help me. So of course, there's a number of things right, sending revelations sending serenity and tranquility upon the hearts of the Prophet and the messenger in the face of all this adversity difficulty. But some of them also mentioned that this is basically in this context, just as in sort of new, it's elaborated upon a little bit more, that this is the law for sending the punishment upon the people
that many of them will first see don't make that connection by saying that he had warned them in your heart for Allah kumada bayona aldine in sutala, iraf surah is 59 instead of to show our eye on 35, instead of ID number 21.
That he had time and time again, warn them, I am warning you. I'm really trying to instill the realization and the fear of a very severe punishment, the punishment of a very severe day, a great day, that will head your way if you don't change your ways. Right, so
and I'll go ahead and conclude here for today, and then we'll go into it number 27. inshallah, in the next session is a lengthier ayah. But a lot of times, this is a place where we have kind of a conversation about praying against the people make dua against the people that is that asking for the help of Allah, can we translate the two directly? While in the case of no Holly Salaam, fine, there's a connection because Allah subhanaw taala says so and again, so but is that automatically a thing that we're asking a lot to help us to comfort us? And is that only possible through the destruction of the enemy?
Or the opposition or those who disagree? So I'll explain a couple of things. First of all, we look at throughout the Quran, and again, you see that that is not always the case. Secondly, we looked at the some of the messengers a lot of these in particularly for our instruction. And when the Sahaba came to the profits a lot a set of went to Fabian Amara DOS, he came about complaining about his people a dose and when the people came at the Battle of who name it's in the battlefield, it's actually in the course of battle. And they said
a thief they're killing us with their arrows.
Make dua Allah destroys that people, those people Oh messenger.
And the Prophet salon ism raises hands and the Sahaba thought to themselves is this going to happen?
And when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam parted his lips, he opened his mouth, the words came out of love, Maddie thought even Allah guide the people.
And then the prophets allottee seven turned his attention to the Sahaba because these are Senior Companions and Sahaba and he thought them and some newer ones as well. And he taught the Sahaba he said that don't ask me to pray for the destruction of the people in Neelam Oba Isla Anan, I was not sent to dam people in doom and curse people were in a mob war is through Ramadan, I was sent as a mercy.
And again, for the sake of argument, somebody could say but in the Quran, Allah is telling us and everything in the Quran has a purpose, then new Alayhi Salam prayed for the destruction of his people.
What about that? So I'll give you the response that I heard one of my very senior and wise teachers, or mo law he passed away now giving to somebody who presented this question, very adamantly. And he said a law also told us in the Quran that no Holly Salam preached to his people compassionately, and with empathy for 950 years. So when you're done with 950 years of preaching, you come talk to me.
And my answer to you will be drastically different.
May Allah subhanaw taala give us all the ability to, to understand and to internalize and practice everything we've said and heard. So behind a lie, we have the use of a hammock along the Chateau a La Ilaha. illa Anta Masak Federica Wenatchee Lake