Channel: Abdul Wahab Saleem
Episode 2 of the series Tafseer of Surah Taha – Ramadan 2017.
Has the story of Moses reached thee? Behold, he saw a fire: So he said to his family, “Tarry ye; I perceive a fire; perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the fire.” But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: “O Moses! Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa. I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (sent to thee). Verily, I am Allah: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise. Verily the Hour is coming – My design is to keep it hidden – for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour. Therefore let not such as believe not therein but follow their own lusts, divert thee therefrom, lest thou perish!
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Did the news of Musa alayhis salam come to you did the news of the speech of Musa alayhis salam come to you did the news of the affair of Musa alayhis salam come to you? And what's this news and we said the first part of souta was related to the Quran. And now the second part is related to the story of Musa alayhis salam. And that also is divided into two parts, the story of Musa alayhis salam, which is, which we'll be discussing today and another story which we'll be discussing in a later part of our of CDB, Elijah. So now, remember, first and foremost, Musa alayhis salam story is mentioned in many, many parts of the Quran. Every time a loss of Hannah what I mentioned a story of
any of the messengers he's doing so because he has a reason, there's a reason behind it, it very effectively gets a message across when it comes to the fears that Allah subhana wa tada is already discussing. We already mentioned in the previous episode, that Allah Subhana Allah Allah was discussing the idea of the Quran that Allah hasn't revealed a poor answer that people may go through distress, right. And we also mentioned that the people of Quraysh they were accusing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of having gone through distressed because of the revelation of the Quran upon him. Now, since the people of Quraysh, the people to whom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam had been sent, are accusing the prophets or send them of this and there are annoying the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this way, they are mocking the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in this way, Allah Subhana Allah Allah reveals the story of Musa alayhis salam to console the messenger, Allah continues that he says is
when Musa alayhis salam saw the fire, what's the fire, he saw a fire by
as Allah subhanho wa Taala will describe in a sham he was on a travel with his family from Medina to Egypt, okay. And with him was his wife and a couple of other people, his servant and so on and so forth. Or they said just his wife alone. Perhaps in either case, he was on a travel for meridian to Egypt. And on the way he ended up losing track of the direction because it was late night and it was extremely dark. So he didn't know where exactly he is and which exact direction he should be going towards. Right. So from a distance, Musa alayhis salam he ended up spotting some fire. So Allah subhanho wa Taala describes this particular scenario. Notice he picked off right in the middle of
the story, not from the beginning of Mussolini Saddam's life and so on and so forth.
Even though some of those events will also be mentioned over here, and highlighted over here, and this is because, as we said earlier, sometimes there is chronology of events within the stories or within the passages that Allah mentions. But the purpose of the Quran is not that it happens to be a storybook. The purpose is so Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you a lesson. Whatever angle of the story is giving that lesson Allah will mention that particular angle of the story right now this particular angle of the story is where the lesson lies or lies mentioning this particular part of the story. Okay, so unless I don't want to address this either on on remember or Mohammed when the
Prophet Musa alayhis salam saw the fire from a distance from the alley, and then he said to his family, on ku, hang on over here, stay over here in the anus to naran I saw a fire from a distance not only it caminhada others perhaps I'll bring some fire along with me perhaps I'll take a stick and, and and use it to
ignite some fire on it, some firewood or something and bring that little bit of fire. So we have some light in the direction that we happen to be walking at caminhada pub is perhaps I'll bring some light along with me by going to this fire or I might find that there actually happens to be someone by the fire. It may be a campfire, there's a group of people there. So he says, Oh gee dragon, naughty wooden or I might find some guidance by this fire as well. Now this particular statement of Musa alayhis salaam is extremely powerful in that was I said I'm said or I might find some guidance there in what he means is or I might find a guide. But in reality, if we were as we continue reading
these, the story will realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala actually gave him guidance over there, in that Allah gave him the message Allah subhana wa tada will tell us that he has chosen him as he speaks to Musa alayhis salam. So his wordings were very were very accurate in that Allah Subhana Allah gave him that they'll feel to use the correct words because he was actually given a certain form of guidance as he went to this fire, even though it wasn't the guidance that he was looking for. And that was someone that would give him directions to wherever he happens to want to, to go. So, he says Fatima at Allah says Fatima Taha no Dr. Musa, so when Musa alayhis salam actually got to
this fire, which happens to be as I said, in a sham. He was traveling from meridian to Egypt in need another book. Suddenly new Dr. Musa suddenly a voice screamed out or a voice said loudly yamasa OSA. OSA Elisa
What did this voice say in me and Rob buka cyclonic I happen to be your Lord. So go ahead and take off your shoes. Why? Why do you have to take off your shoes in the cabin? Why did
you have to take your shoes off because you happen to be in a Why do you happen to be in a valley which is extremely sacred and it is known as waggy the law it is known as to Allah subhanho wa Taala even gave the name of that widely for for us to know exactly where Musa alayhis salam happened to be during that particular case. But one of the things you'll notice over here is that the first item that Allah subhana wa tada taught us over here is that when we end up going to sacred places then then we take off the shoes Allah subhana wa tada said, falon Alec, take off your shoes in the cabin wild in an open desert. You happen to be in a windy you happen to be in a valley which happens to be
very blessed and so on, and so forth. So this is a great advocate, right? We know from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the prophet SAW Selim prayed, Salah also would choose even though in that case, God had come down to the prophets as lm explained to him, that your shoes happened to your shoes shoes happened to have some filth on them. So take them off. And so the profits I'll send them took them off, right? But notice that the Prophet was wearing this in a type of setting. In the in Medina we're in, we're in, there are no carpets, there are no none of these other type of things, right. And sometimes the people today misunderstand this Rasulullah sallallahu
it was send them and they'll say, look, the prophet was very true. So I'll bring my shoes into the messenger, right? That's not the case. You don't bring your shoes into the messages and say the prophets I send them did that it's carpeted, it's clean, and and so on and so forth. And similarly as you notice Allah subhana wa Taala taught him that as an advocate of being in a sacred place. He said in the end our book fallen Holic, so go ahead and take your shoes off in the cabin. Why did
you happen to be in a Why do you happen to be in a valley that is extremely sacred, the one which is known by the name, Allah continues, and he says what an after took and I have chosen
You Omarosa. I have chosen you as you said, Allah subhana wa tada will choose Musa alayhis salam for the Salah for the Prophet hood. So he told them now directly what I have now chosen you for my Prophethood for my message for the fact that you are now here on a messenger and a second job that Allah subhanho wa Taala taught the Prophet Musa alayhis salam is that he said first enter Lima, you ha, so listen up, listen carefully, right.
And this particular other is really really, this particular etiquette or this particular manner is really important if we actually truly want the guidance to come within our hearts and our minds. And if we actually want that guidance to affect our souls and so forth, right, if a person is just giving some slight attention to whatever he happens to be listening to, which is known as a seminar, to just simply hear, right, the person is just passively hearing something, that's one thing but if you are now sitting here, attentively all of the other occupations you put them aside for a second and you're listening to the guidance that is being granted to you the type of power that you will
feel and the type of empowerment you will feel from that guidance is going to be another level right? And that's why Allah subhana wa tada is so before we even getting to other points, Allah subhana wa tada said, Listen up very, very carefully first Amir Lima, you you have and a lot told us that about the Koran as well that whenever the Quran is recited for STEMI, Allah who will answer to so listen to that. And, and also be very, very keen on following whatever you happen to be hearing implement that within your life as well. And Allah subhana wa tada said in another verse, Allah DNA center only
those people who end up hearing the or are and then they follow that, the best of of that those people who hear the guidance, and then they follow the best of that. So a lot is always taking us back to LST Ma, of listening, of listening or listening. So if you truly want guidance, the scholars, they said the first portion of that guidance is in listening, you have to listen very, very carefully. We're living in a time now where everybody just wants to speak, right? Everybody just wants to talk, they don't really want to listen, you have to spend your time listening before you can actually start talking, you have to spend your time allowing for the guidance by those who
happen to be the ears of the messenger, allowing for that guidance to come within your heart in order for you to actually be able to give that guidance to other people as well. So the lesson then, within this ayah is first demo, allow yourself to listen, take some time hear it out. And also, before you reject something before you just, you know, choose not to accept it. Listen to the whole story. Whatever is being said to you before you jump to conclusions, listen to it. Right listen to the story of both parties don't just hear one side of the story and then and totally reject or totally forget the other side of the story. Listen, this is the important importance of listening
that the second etiquette that a lot teaches is messenger is to listen. First time your email you so listen to what is being revealed to you. And the message that a lot reveals he starts off with a simple, pure, pure monotheistic message of the deen of Allah of the religion of Allah. Allah says in the end a law
Allah says are in fact me I am a law in any and Allah I in fact me I am Allah right
now ilaha illa Allah, there is no god except for me, for our Buddha knees. So worship me, what up name was salata de Vickery. And also established a prayer for the sake of my remembrance for the sake of my mentioned, okay, so Allah subhanho wa Taala then starts off by giving the Prophet two advocates a take off your shoes, be be attentive. So those two advocates are actually leading us to a general theme in two angles of etiquette before we end up receiving guidance. The first thing is an external etiquette and that is that we prepare ourselves externally. So taking off the shoes was amongst the etiquettes that the Prophet Musa alayhis salam was given. He prepared yourself
externally, get yourself the right clothes, get yourself the right dress, take the right things off and put the right things on. That's the point right externally prepare yourself for that guidance. And that's why when you breed rallies around came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he came to the prophets of Salaam in close which worship the shady Dubai, all the shady Dubai, all the right, external extremely pure white clothing, right. And he had his hair done as well. Everything was perfect when it came to the profits on the long run. He was in them right? So externally prepare yourself and internally prepare yourself as well by throwing away all other ideas which may be
occupying your mind so you can actually listen. And then for those who want to give the message of Islam start off with the most simple message of Islam and that is about
Allah subhanho wa Taala that he in fact is the Lord and there is no Lord except Allah Subhana Allah Allah he in fact is the deity and that there is no other deities except Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Speaking to Musa Elisa says in the ANA law indeed I am, Allah azza wa jal La Ilaha Illa Anna, there are no Gods except for me there is no deities except for me. There is nothing worthy of worship except for me, for Buddha and he will appear in your salata directly now that you know that there are no deities worthy of worship except me, then the natural consequences that you end up worshiping me and do you do not worship anyone other than me? Buddha needs to worship Me and Me
alone. Well, after your solitary decree, and established a prayer for my, for my mentioned, there are two things over here. Establish the prayer. So that means that other prophets had also been given the message of establishing their prayer as we know from this as well, well update no solitary victory established prayer for my mentioned for my remembrance, right? You know, establishing prayer is to remember Allah has a
true establishment of prayer, if our mental salaat true establishment of prayer is that you ensure that you are in fact remembering Allah as the agenda within this prayer. And that's why he told even musante Sarah, establish your prayer. So you remember me not to simply do lip service to Allah subhana wa ilac say all the things that you've memorized as a child, without even considering them without even pondering them without even remembering Allah subhana wa tada in the least right? None of that that's not the true establishment of prayer, the true stablishment of prayer is that you ponder every single thing that you're saying, and that will get you closer to Allah. And believe you
me that will get you away from the deepest troubles within this world. If you truly establish a lot, a lot will remember you as well. And that's why the scholars they said this ayah is actually an ayah that can be interpreted in both ways, right? What does that mean? Well, akima salata, Lee decree, establish your prayer for my remembrance, you remember me within the prayer, and also so that I may remember you as well, the victory so that I ended up mentioning you right? So when you mention a lot, and you truly remember a lot, a lot also remembers you. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala remembers you then those deep difficulties that are within your lives, they will be solved by simply
establishing this prayer. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant you an ease and Sophia. I mean,
Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, and he says, In
to tune, indeed the time, indeed the Sangha, indeed the Day of Judgment, indeed, that final hour is at the it's definitely coming is in fine. And that shows you how established this reality is of the Day of Judgment coming that it is surely definitely, without any doubts coming, indeed, the time, the day of judgment, the PSA, which has the Elif Lama will add that means you already know that hour that I'm talking about. So I don't even need to tell you in the saddle tiama Indeed, the day, the hour of the day of judgment, I can simply say Indeed, the hour is coming, because I know you know what the hour happens to be theater, it's definitely coming. It's on its way a guy do fee ha, it's
almost as if I've hidden it, but I haven't fully hated it. What does that mean? You see a loss of what Allah has, in fact, hidden the actual hour, but Allah Subhana Allah data has given us certain, certain guidelines or Allah subhana wa tada has given us certain signs, which tells us that the Day of Judgment, Day of Judgment is in fact close, right? And that's why the prophets on the log where it was said lamb, when jabril le Sarang. He came to the Prophet cellar. And he said matters are when is the day of judgment, right?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that the person who's asking is not any more knowledgeable than the one who's asked men who are unhappy and I mean aside, the one who's being asked doesn't have any more knowledge than the one who is asking but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was then asked by God, tell me of the Mr. Art Tell me of the signs of the Day of Judgment. So the prophets of Salaam then gave a couple of signs or the day of judgment and in fact, the signs of the Day of Judgment are listed there, just as they are listed in other places of, of the deen as well, just as they're mentioned in other places in the Quran, right? And they're mentioned in the
center of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well. So the this is a very, very noble science to know. And that is, because the humanity as a whole needs to be prepared for this massive event. humanity as a whole has never actually seen in any event more serious than the Day of Judgment, right. So if that's the case, then if that day of judgment happens to be coming close, then we need to start getting prepared as a humanity today, when we see signs of global warming, warming, you have global leaders from around the world, getting together
To try to solve the crisis of global warming, isn't that so? So if we know that the signs of the judgment are is coming close, then us as humanity also needs need to start getting prepared for this day of judgment. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in a sad theater in misurata Theater indeed the Day of Judgment is on its way it's coming. Okay, do fi ha I'm very, it's as if I've almost concealed it as well and not fully revealed it. But some of the signs have been revealed, litigious Aqua Luna, fcmb matassa, so that every single soul may be given reward for what they had done and what they had undertaken within this life. And the lamb over here is lamb with Danny, the Lamb over here is the
Lamb of reasoning. Okay. So what that means is Allah Subhana, Allah has given you the reason for why Allah has made a day of judgment, right? Because if there was no Day of Judgment, there would be many, many wrongs and oppressions and in justices that would go on accounted for, right, those people who think that they can do injustice and get away with it, from within this world, right they can, they might be able to sometimes get away with it within this world, but know full well that Allah subhanho wa Taala will make those people pay on the Day of Judgment. So much so that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that we do indeed have assurity, you will give up the
rights, you will pay up the rights that you ended up violating of other people, to a degree that the sheep which happens to have a horn will work the cattle which happens to have a one or the animal which happens to have horns, will actually pay for the injustice that it had committed by hitting one which didn't have the horns as well. That is what the prophet SAW Selim said.
Right? So the injustice is that people committed against each other will be paid for and Allah subhana wa tada said, I have places do Jasmine, e to G Zaku, Luna FC p matassa. So that every soul will have to pay for what they have done, every soul will have to pay for their evils that they had done, every soul will be rewarded also for the good that they have done as well. So the good that you do is not God does not go and accounted for and the evil that you do does not go accounted for not in the court of law that may happen in this dunya. Right. And that's why those people who are very, very sincere, truly sincere, they actually have sincerity within their hearts, and they want
to gain the reward. They don't look for the reward within this world because they know every single thing they do, even in the darkness is of dark places, even in the deep areas of their houses where no one else can see them except Allah subhana wa Tada. They know full well, that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will pay for that, that deed that they have to repay them for that deed, deed that they had and compensate them for the good that they have done, right? To a degree that if a person is simply reading a book, perhaps right, and there happens to be a mistake. And I'll give you an example. This is what some of our massage used to tell us as you're reading a book, you simply see a
an error, a printing error, right? Perhaps the, the author made a slight printing error or the company that was printing that made us like printing errors, sometimes that happens iaat or ahaadeeth happened to be printed inaccurately not that they're wrong. But the printing company did a mistake by printing it wrong. Most of the times, this is not the case in most life. But in books, this does happen, right? So simply by taking your pen and correcting that that would be something that will be rewarded for it. Nobody knows that except you and Allah subhanho wa Taala but there's a reward within that. Something as simple as that can give you a reward. Simply by giving someone a
little morsel that they can eat a food that will be rewarded simply by giving a cat something to eat or drink that is struggling to find that that will be rewarded. Simply by giving a even a dog something to eat or drink that will be considered reward for as we find find within the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, people may not see that but Allah is watching and Allah will reward you. So remember, there's a day of judgment, fellow Sudan Naka and ha, mela amin obeah, whatever I Hawa Tada. So don't allow, don't allow
anyone to stop. You don't allow those people who do not believe in the day of judgment for them to stop you from this day of judgment and seeking the reward within this day of judgment. Why? Because those who don't believe in the Day of Judgment, Allah subhana wa tada says about them, whatever I have Fatah, those people who do not believe in the Day of Judgment, they are actually simply following their own desires, even if you prove to them with all the logic that there is a God, even if you prove to them with all the logic that there happens to be a day of judgment, even if you prove to them with all the logic that there happens to be a
Jenna and there happens to be a na, there happens to be paradise and there happens to be Hellfire, you give them all the logical explanations there, how are their desires will overtake them, and their desires will overcome them. And that's why people who don't just believe in a lot, they know they can't explain all of creation with their own explanations. When they get to the end of it all. They'll say, Okay, now at this point, I'm stuck beyond this, I can't explain anymore, you have to allow me one miracle over here. All right, but we will see to them if you want one miracle, then give us one miracle as well. If you want one miracle to explain this particular sequences of events
that you talk about the Big Bang Theory and so forth, right? You want something to explain that? Well, what are you going to do about the next sequence of events? How are you going to explain that, or the one after that, or the one after that, you're going to need more than one miracle. All we tell you is that we believe in something that is already part and parcel of your innate nature, to which human has fine found rest over the generations from the day of Adam, till the Day of Judgment, people have always and will continue to always find a natural inclination to believe in God. So when we believe in that we're able to explain every supernatural phenomenon within the world, right?
doctors will tell you there's something called a sudden cure, right? sudden cure, suddenly, a person who happens to have a very serious sickness suddenly becomes cured, okay? suddenly becomes cured. People who have been in practice in medicine, and they're true to themselves, they know that that many, many times they suddenly find themselves toured without any explanations, and they can't really explain themselves. How often do you hear of these sort of stories quite often those people who are doctors and they have been in practice for many years, and they've seen events of such nature and full deal they'll say this in fact, there's complete books written on these sudden cure
experiences that people have unexplainable by medicine Alize there because there's people that were turning to a lot at that moment and call into a log out there. They're sick person about the people who happened to be sick within their set boundaries, and they were cured because there is a supernatural power there is a an infinite power and there is an intelligent designer and there is who we like to call Allah subhana wa tada right as Muslims and also Christians as well called Allah subhana wa, tada Allah as it is in the Bible as well. So the point that I'm trying to get to is those people who don't believe in Allah subhanaw taala in reality, and they don't believe in the day
of judgment and they don't believe in religion at all. They are Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whatever Aha, so these people who happen to be atheist, Allah says, they are following their desires. That's all they're doing. Fact out of that right.
So they end up Allah subhana wa tada says, you do not allow them to block you from belief, not in the Day of Judgment, and not in the not in Allah subhanho wa Taala because some of them become really, really fanatic as well. Right? They're not just about oh, I believe in. I disbelieve in God and I just believe in the Day of Judgment. No, this is science is proven. No, it's not proven. You'd like for it to be proven, but it's not proven. Right? So they will try to bully people who otherwise do not know better and to disbelieve Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Don't allow such a person to do what to allow you to disbelieve or stop you from the day of judgment and believing and hoping in the
reward of the day of judgment and fearing the punishment of the Day of Judgment. Allah says Fatah then you will fall now Raja Yoga means what? Raja Yoga means the fall and da da da. Da means to make someone fall into death. And we know metaphorically in many times in the Quran, Allah refers to those who disbelieve in Allah as those who are dead in terms of their heart internally, right so Allah subhana wa tada says, Don't allow them to stop you from believing and hoping and fearing the Day of Judgment. Right, lest you fall also in internally spiritually die. I ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to grant us his spiritual state of Eman Forever and always. I asked Allah Subhana Allah to
allow us to strengthen our belief in Allah. He was gentle. And the final day I asked Allah to allow us to hope for the reward and the day of judgment and fear the punishment on the day of judgment as he so pleases, well, suddenly Allahu ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali. He will be here tomorrow.