Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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So we left off yesterday,
talking about, actually the last few days we've been talking about this example data loss power data is given to multiple or multiple levels. This is an example, a consolation, a type of a emotional support to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam right letting him know that you're not the first person to go through these audios. It is also a message and an example to the believing people that listen, there have been others before you as well. And that is people who are harassing you, tormenting you torturing you, treating you in inappropriate ways. You know what this is what's going to happen with them, because this is what's happened with the people who did the same things that they're doing
before them. And on a third level, this is also an example. And a reminder to the people of Malaysia, the people themselves that listen, there were people before you, who did the same things you're doing now.
But read and listen to what happened to those people.
So this is what we've been setting in the example basically details how to prophets were two messengers, two people were sent to a people of a town or village.
They refused them, they rejected them, a third was sent to strengthen their standards and their their delivery of the message. And they opposed all three of them. And all three of them basically stood firm stood their ground and let them know that look, we haven't lost our data. And we have a message to deliver from him. That people eventually that escalated the matter the progress in their opposition to these messengers and their message by saying everything bad that's happened to us, it's all because you started blaming them, accusing them for their problems, and you will want to threaten them with violence. So number one, number one a lesson acuminata money. And then the
messengers, reply. And this is an educated decision to love yourself from Allah Himself, that you respond to them by being very firm. And by being strong and not show them any weakness that listen, anything that's happened to you is of your own doing. And this is how you react simply because you've been given some good advice. I indicate to
you people are crossing, not just one or multiple lines, people are crossing the limits. And you need to realize and repent from your waist.
This is where we left off. The passage we're going to read today, in a sense of things is the core of this song.
It's the central theme. And one of the most powerful messages of this Hurrah is the passage of we're going to study these five, and then there's a continuation of the same thing. But from here on what we're starting really gets at the heart of the matter, the core of the issue, that what is one of the most profound messages and guidance that we can take away from this world. So how do I tell that tells us in Aisle number 20
So now that this, the the, the confrontation, or rather the situation here is reaching a very critical point where now they are accusing and they are slandering and threatening and becoming violent. And the messengers are standing firm and saying, we're not going to back down from what we've said, we're not going to stoop to your level. But at the same time, we're not going to give in and back down from where we stand, what we believe in. It is what it is, now that it's reached this point, Allah subhana wa Taala tells us we're john Medina. And then there came from the garden as part of town, from the farm to this part of the city with Roger, a man.
A man came from the earliest part, yes.
Not only did he come, but he was rushing, he was running, he was coming very, very quickly, hurrying to come to this place. And now this is telling us something. So the messengers are delivering this message, people are believing that there's a man who's ready when they're in the meeting area that in the immediate vicinity, is all the way in the farthest parts of hell. But he's coming from there, if that's what it takes, and not only is he who he is Russia, he's coming very, very quickly. And the word Yes, I'm from Syria, it means to rush toward something, when you have a target a goal and an objective in mind. So like we say, he's the man on a mission.
He's got a goal in mind, he's got something that needs to take care of. And he's coming very, very quickly to come and address the situation. What did he say? He said, Yeah, I called all my people in
it, who which basically means follow, and most sending those who have been sent the messengers, follow them, listen to them. And we talked about this means the meaning of this word follow up, we talked about this in the beginning of the surah. In
that what it
means to listen attentively, with an open mind with an open heart to internalize it, understand and internalize it, to live it, and then to spread it. And this word, whenever we're told to
obey the messenger, follow the messenger, listen to the messenger. So our body who is sending the word in the back,
because just it's not just a matter of listening, it's a matter of internalizing and living, following with the messenger does
the prophets, to tell people to tell, say, input, if you actually do have a law, you claim to love a law, firm, or neither, and follow me.
You should be able to walk alone, love you will.
And he will forgive you.
So following the messengers with key, and there's a very, very specific point here of following the messenger, and following messengers, and specifically for us, the messenger Muhammad.
Islam being the core of it, the structure of it the basic tenets of faith into Islam.
But Islam at a practical level, is displayed to us by the Messenger of Allah.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam is what provides the practical structure, the framework of Islam, how to live Islam, how to practice Islam, how to implement Islam is found an example of the messenger. And that's why this really does emphasize of following the messenger salons. Only look at the gardener.
This is why it's so much so obey the messenger and following in and living your life according to him. That is the actualization of what you believe in. Otherwise, it remains theory, what makes it practical is implementing the life of the rescue. So it will follow them. It
doesn't just say just follow them.
He presents evidence. He has two pieces of evidence. Actually, the professor mentioned three things if you include one implicit thing. He's backing up the statement, why should you follow this first question, if I tell you to follow him, why?
Why should I follow?
So first thing is after sending the word deals with something that said
they've been sent by Allah, there are just ordinary people.
They come on behalf of a higher authority I explains when we started rasuna means somebody moves and is somebody who has been sent from a higher authority. So they've been sent from the ultimate authority or lost power, but explicitly this into things following those people that want who lie and
who does not
ask you for any reward,
any return the word of junk, it means to be rewarded to, to, to receive a return for the work that you have done.
So if I do some work for you, if you hire me to paint your house for 100 bucks, when I get done painting your house 100 bucks, you see that is my
that is my husband, that is based on work that I've done. What does that automatically tell you? When I give you the definition of it? What does that tell you? I'm entitled to them. That's my right.
So listen to this is kind of a funny point
itself means that what this person is asking for, or what this person is being given what you're giving him, Is this right? You're not doing him a favor, when I eat your house, and you hand me 100 bucks, you're not doing me any favors. This is an exchange of services for money. And
this man is telling the people look at the wording of the interview, follow the one who has a job, he does not ask you for a return. What that means is that these people are spending their time on you, they are bleeding for you, they are sweating for you. They are sacrificing their time, their energy, their money, their resources, they are expanding and investing their own talents and abilities, intellect into trying to communicate to you and better your situation. Meaning even if they were to charge you something, even if you would end up paying them something, it would be completely justified and deserve. They put time into you.
They're putting time into you, when you go and sit with a therapist, and you talk to him for an hour. And then you write him a check. You can stand there make an argument, well, you didn't even break a sweat.
You didn't even break a sweat on your comfy chair, just listen to me talking to Eric and
he didn't do any work for No. But that person invested
his time, his intellect, his talent, his knowledge, his his experience, when somebody invests something into some work some service, and then they receive something in exchange for his quote, what ally saying is that
they're not asking you for a drink, justify return, they could ask you for something, they're entitled to ask you for something. But somehow, the nobility of the messengers, and the nobility of the message in the delivery of the message is such that despite investing their own time, energy, money and resources, talents, abilities, they completely walk away empty handed saying, I don't want anything. I just think to help you, if you're better for it, much of the stuff that's good enough a reward for me today.
And it repeats the statement on behalf of my messengers were either either mahamudra body
toning, oh, my people.
Or my people are not asking you based on this. In exchange for this, the service that I'm providing you, I'm not asking for a very justified reward or return. I'm not asking for in identity. Why in Nigeria,
because my reward is upon who am I going to seek my reward from its do on the one who originated who created?
So this is the nobility of the messenger. So the first piece of evidence is providing as Listen, these people, they'll do everything for you. They sacrificed everything for you and asked for nothing in exchange
to Allah talking about the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, how noble was he?
He wouldn't ask anything from anyone. Never. But even when people felt
a sense, people wanting to appreciate him. And people wanting to give him something, gift him something. And they felt their own honor and giving them something, a gift idea.
The habit of the prophets, Allah he said was when he was given a gift.
He would maybe use a little bit of it for himself and most of you would even give those away
even when he was giving gifts, so somebody brought up like a basket full of fruits. Maybe he takes one of the fruits and even just another person would feel like he didn't eat none of my fruit. Maybe he didn't like it. Maybe he doesn't like me. He will take one of them to eat for himself and the rest of the entire basket to pass around to everybody. Go give it to those people who are hungry, who will receive gifts, expensive clothing and things like that towards the end of his life in Medina. Our food with all the caravans and the convoys were coming you will receive
expensive gifts, you will receive a gift will give it to that person will give it to this person will give it to him will give it to her,
passing out the gifts. This is the nobility of the messengers.
So it is
the second piece of evidence he provides as well.
And they most definitely are guided.
They live a life of guidance they have been guiding in the way they live their lives, their life shows that they have guidance for us. What this tells us is the second thing is when you observe these messengers, when you look at them, when you watch them, everything about their lives, the way they walk, the way they talk, the way they conduct business, the way they deal with people, their personal lives or family lives, their business life, their public lives. Everything about them is that
they show guidance, they show the diet, and everything that they do. Everything about them is amazing. Everything about them is exemplary.
It's the most amazing way to do everything. And that's what the prophet
Muhammad sallahu, Salah, he was not just the most amazing messenger, he was the best husband, and the best father, and the best friend, and the best grandfather.
And any other relationship nephew, the best, any relationship, the best businessman, the best neighbor, the best community member, the best elder, uncle or elder brother to somebody who's the best of everything.
And so this is another thing.
Now this man
says, first of all, look, why don't you listen to these people, you presented them reasons and evidence for why they should listen to these people. Now he's going to engage him down, trying to ration trying to rationalize with them trying to, you know, make them understand what's at stake, and what they need to understand and what they need to focus on and what they need to realize, for their own good. This is where mommy and daddy, but he does something very interesting. He's talking to these people. He's giving these people that our is giving them advice, but look how he gives them advice. Very interesting. He gives him advice by talking about himself.
Not a narrative, we look at me, why don't you?
Look what he says he says?
Why wouldn't I worship? The one who originated me photon photon means to originate? There's a story behind this word very interesting that if one person says I couldn't figure out the difference between the meaning of photo and color. So he says I was traveling, and I came across some veterans, when the dispute overwhelmed.
So when I asked them, which one was claiming ownership of the well, I asked both of them, what was your evidence? One of them ended up saying,
I'm the one who done this Well, here in the first place, meaning originated the world. So mamaia, what's wrong with me? Why would I not?
That I would not worship?
The one who originated me, who gave me existence in the first place.
So you present something very real, Why?
What's wrong with me?
How unfortunate would that be if I didn't worship? What led to Jerome, but then he kind of tells him to reflect only to him? Do you all have to return? We're all going to return back to him. So he engages them into the conversation. That's what I think about this food for thought. But then he goes back to his message. He says to me noon, he
says should I take?
Is that asking this? It's a question. That's like a rhetorical question. Like how, how foolish would it be for me to take mean do and he aside from him? And he had other deities, other gods other objects of veneration and worship? How foolish would that be on my part? How simple minded would that be? How ungrateful that'd be on my part.
Is that what you're suggesting? Should I do that?
How foolish would that be? He would
now use a very interesting example. He says, If you read an E, A Rahim, Allah will do it. If my lord intended for me, some difficulty
is my Lord would have intended for me some difficulty, love to me, I need shikaku it would not help me in any way, the intercession, the intervention of those other gods that I was worshiping. Meaning if I would have taken other gods aside from Allah, if I was going to start working
Other things other than a law, then if a law would have intended,
the one who is abundant, the Merciful, the one who's blessed me with everything I say, the most abundant, the Merciful, would have afflicted me would have intended for me some difficulties of adversity, that only ammunition for those other things that I was worshiping their intercession, their intervention, would not help me the least.
And it wouldn't help me in the least bit, what I won't be doing, nor could they save me, involve, you'll be known. It refers to literally from like somebody installing into something and you grab them and you pull them out of them.
like, when somebody is falling off the edge, somebody is falling into something, and you grab them and you pull them out from there.
That's called an hour to save somebody that way.
So they wouldn't be able to save me.
Those other things that I was worshiping those other things that I gave priority over a logical, they wouldn't be able to help me in the least bit. Now, why does he give this example? Something to think about? He talks about getting adversity difficult. Why he mentioned that this is something that's talked about a lot, we're recycling, it's an insult us as well. We're lost kind of assess that.
When I implement such
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Allah subhanaw taala in this passage that we read from foolishly, Allah talks about how when people are afflicted with difficulty with adversity,
harsh situations come upon them, they immediately turn to a loss.
They immediately turn to when you say
to them fully.
wha wha no
doubt will love
when when they bought a ship, when people bought a ship, and they're sailing out into the ocean, and the wind is behind them, and it's carrying them and everybody's happy and they're celebrating, though all of a sudden, a big storm in the ocean arrives and starts rocking the boat and writing the song and on top of the waves of crashing and the thunder and the lightning is what everything is so such a horrible situation. What do they do in that situation?
They start making
will always be grateful, we will most definitely be grateful.
But what does Allah say? As soon as it
removes harm and difficulty from them? What do they do? They go right back to what people do is
they go right back to doing what they were doing before.
So this is the nature of people adversity difficulty reminds people of no matter how lost straight people are. It's just built into the
difficulty comes upon him become skittish structure, Fred becomes nervous, anxious, worried concerned. But when good comes to him
I can accomplish. It's in the nature of people lost power,
reminder as well. William Cisco log in for that question.
If difficulty came upon you, nobody could remove it from you.
So that's why he gives the example of difficulty. If my Lord would have afflicted me intended for me some difficulty, they never wouldn't be able to say me, they wouldn't help me in the least bit. These other things that I'm worshiping and giving priority to over lost power. That's why he picks the example of difficulty picking an example that is relevant to people that people can understand that they can comprehend. You have to understand people and then give them examples that they can understand. Alright, relate the example to the person
in me that
if I was to do this, then most definitely I in that situation, Luffy I would be in very, very severe balandin would be in
a very, very open clear misguidance
I was definitely in that situation would be drowning in fi feelings to be inside or something. When a lot talks about misguidance uses the preposition uses the word fee, which means to be inside of something when somebody is in misguidance.
It's like they're encased in a bubble. It's like they're in the
Lose in a bubble they can't see around. Somebody who's in a bubble doesn't see outside of this bubble is his world. Everywhere he looks into sees more misguidance he's drowning in misguidance, and uses the word movie. Why? Because it told us before, what did the messenger say? Well, now
we can clearly deliver the message to you. But if you read that this man is telling them, if I don't listen to the messengers, if I resist, and I refuse, and I'm arrogant, and I'm, and I'm consistent, I'm stubborn, then I'm in a very, very clear misconceptions in ni eligibility.
And then finally, here, in this last I will be studying, he says something very powerful. He makes a proclamation for the
confidence. And at the same time, stands for
openly declared support for these messengers in me.
I definitely have believed past pets, meaning it's done. It's a done deal, I have already believed in your Lord. And it says, Rob before your Lord your best, why you're learning you're mastering, you're not willing to believe in Him, you are being ungrateful to him, but he is your Lord, He is your master, whether you realize it or not. And I have put him first my own. So listen to what I'm telling you. First of all, listen to me. Listen to what I'm telling you. This is for your own good. I'm not talking to you here because I get some type of a commission for speaking to you. I'm talking to you because it's for your own good.
So this is the passage, this is a brief kind of an explanation of the language of these ads. Now what I want to do is I want to show you what I was telling you about in the very beginning of this discussion how this is the core along the central concepts and themes and benefits of this world, that it's teaching us something very key very instrumental. The messengers were preaching their message, the people reacted negatively to the messengers, we're not going to believe a man from not they're not somebody who's witnessing this feels obligated, feels embarrassed for the messengers, feels kind of bad for them wants to step in and kind of put in a good word for them. He comes from
the farthest part of town.
He hears about the message, he understands it, he believes in it, he understands his responsibility.
After believing in it, understanding it, he understands his responsibility. He
mobilizes himself, he takes it upon himself to rush to come quickly not waste any time to come to also voiced his support. And also to provide his back into what the messengers are saying, This is talking to us. This is why I said is very much one of the most important lessons of this era. This tells us what our role is. This is
especially for us live as a Muslim minority in the non Muslim majority. And more and more increasingly, as we're saying, We're as we're seeing a minority that is being scrutinized, and that has been criticized. It's very important that we focus on passages like this.
And understand what guidance we can take from Islam. It's not just
it's not just there for us to have kind of a nice, pleasant lifestyle. You fast during the day, we feel very spiritually healthy, we come and recruit some thought, we eat a thought together, we listen to a little lecture 400 on the last bedroom alongside with the family, go home and just repeat the cycle.
Part of our obligation to Islam, part of the blessing of Islam, and being grateful for the blessing of Islam is to also voice our support and become supporters of the message of the song become backers of the message of Muhammad Sallallahu. We have the backing we have to we have to support him. We have to support the message of Islam is part of our obligation just like this man understood is his responsibility. We need to understand our responsibility.
And so how about we have nothing to be ashamed about what we're saying. We're telling people to follow up until the loved one is
the most amazing human being to ever while on the face of this earth. That
Now it's teaching us something about
that not only was the messenger a loss of the loved one, I gave you the example. Even when he was giving personal gifts, you would give them away down to people, but we also need to start to become this way. no ulterior motives, no other agenda, just helping people helping people from
Think of helping people helping people to please, most powerful, and that's about it. You want anything in your in exchange for your dollar, let it be. Other than that, nothing else, no money, no fame, no influence, no power or nothing.
And then secondly, for us to be proper, good, effective presenters of the message of the song moved on, we have to start living our lives, our lives have to show that we do have guidance. Like I said a few days ago about even the tragedy, the flooding, and the collecting the funds and supporting people who are going through difficulty and adversity. It's not enough to just keep saying, Oh, hello, we're Muslims, we have Islam, the truth, the best religion in the world, the best diagnosis, sooner or later, we have to live it.
We can't just keep saying that we can just keep writing ever gets, keep making websites about it, we have some limits, eventually, the primary needs of data will always be what you do, and how we act and what we display to people. That will always be the primary the most effective form of our will be our behavior, our interaction with people the way we conduct ourselves. And so we have to start showing you within our lives, one of the biggest problems today, one of the biggest turn offs, talk to us talking to brothers and sisters with each other converts. One of the biggest turn offs to people who kind of started coming closer to religion is when they start being around the more
religious people, the more religiously active people, they see this very,
this very unfortunate reality,
which is they say one thing they are, they claim to represent a certain thing, but their personal life, their business life, their their character, the way they conduct themselves, is the complete opposite.
They're not really living the message that
they're writing. They're proponents of it.
They're lecturing about it, they're announcing it, but they're not living here, like give a lecture for 30 minutes. And then I get it from here. And somebody has a question, and I'm rude and abrasive with it. Or I'm arrogant with somebody, then it's a complete contradiction. It doesn't matter what I sat here for 30 minutes, when I got up from here, and I went forward, I was inappropriate.
It would have been better for me to speak for five minutes. But then be very nice and kind, gentle, humble and respectful with people. That's the real.
That's what changes people's lives so much, is to stop living. Well, Molly.
The 13 year that I pointed out before was when he's preaching to these people, he's lecturing these people, what does he say? He says, You people aren't believing you people don't worship the one who created who gave you existence in your
What? How unfortunate would it be if I did not worship the one who created me? Brenton existence. Look, he speaks about himself.
This is very important not to talk down to people, but speak about one's own self.
That That means come down and speak to people at their level. Don't speak downwards to people,
empathize with people
who see me in the eye of
what I am just one of those who submit to Allah, I'm just
the one was giving us a theme is just
the theme is just the most of the moment, just a Muslim scholar is just the most. And it's very important to realize. So he's talking about himself. The next thing was reflection, giving people something real to think about led to where you're going to go after that,
I have to return back to him.
And then he says something very, very powerful. Like I mentioned about the example that he gives to them, He gives a very real practical, relevant example. being relevant is very important. When representing the message, talk to people about what they're dealing with, talk to people about what they go through, talk to people about something they understand they relate to. And then finally,
in the professional,
at the end of the day, our data requires us to still be very clear, and very confident about what we believe.
That's another very negative, unfortunate trend in our data in America is either we live lives as Muslims, but we decide to live within a bubble and I'm not going to preach or interact with other people. That's not my problem. I'm going to live in my safe little protective bubble here. Home torque dimension home torque dimension home torque. That's it. Nothing else. We're not fulfilling the law.
to that we are not doing our responsibility. Or when we do start interacting, when we do take down on ourselves and venture out into the, into the vast majority of people to represent this song, we can sometimes start to feel a little self conscious.
When can feel a lack of confidence, we can be a little wishy washy, shaky.
Know, in the armor, I have believed in your morning.
In very clear, I believe this is what I believe I believe in the first level. And this is for your own code. So being firm in one state, representing the message, not having any alternative motive and agenda, living a life that is exemplary,
speaking to people, having empathy with people, connecting with people, relating to people, and then speaking to people about things that they understand they can relate to. This is a major guidance, and it's coming from this passage within this law. And the crux of the matter is, the messengers came and did their job. This man on the outskirts of the town in the city didn't say they gotta cover
the messenger, what am I going to say? What can I say that would make a difference? And three prophets have we already said, think about the logic of that. That makes sense, right? But he said, No, it's my job. I have to do. Similar,
unbelievably amazing job.
He did the most amazing thing anybody's ever seen, change the course of
the liquidus his companions.
They followed in his footsteps,
claim to follow those who have followed.
So we have to live up to the legacy of the prophets. We have to be carriers of this message. We have to also
help support the spread of Islam back the message of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, take it to mankind, take it to people. And then keep in mind these etiquettes in this guidance that come from the sutra, may have lost
the ability to practice some hurt some Halloween.
So along with