Tafsir of Surah Al-Ikhlas
Channel: Abdul Wahab Saleem
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In this talk, Sh. Abdul Wahab shares the tafseer of Surah al Ikhlas speaking of the majesty and grandeur of Allah and His many attributes.
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la salatu salam ala rasulillah.
These are the sutras that you've just listened to the three sutras which are known as Alma with that,
which are known as the protective school. And I sort of go right into the topic because we're already late, and I'll have to leave right at seven o'clock. So these who are right here, are known as Mr. Without the protective suit, the suit that our loss of genomic data has placed for us to read when we seek protection and for other reasons as well. And in reality, when I was thinking about doing this program, I essentially had thought that let me just do pseudo class by itself. Because pseudo classes is an extremely powerful tool. In fact, every one of these to have every one of these chapters are extremely powerful chapters, you know, entire lecture series, let alone a single
lecture can be conducted about every single one of these sorts, specifically out of them sort of in a class. But before we get into sort of the the class, what I want to do is I want to talk about some of the virtues of the swarm at large, all three of these chapters, sewer and sewer, I keep using that word, some of you may not know sudra singular Swan is the plural. So
Alan, where are we that these three Sue up a lost profits a little longer, it was said them had listed them together in one Hadeeth.
And there's so many ahaadeeth or there are so many ahaadeeth related to these particular slaw, I'll mention some of them lost profits a little longer it was setting them in one Hades that is found in avian hoceima. Even huband. And even Imam Mohammed narrated or narrated this hadith is a must and must not.
He said that ropa Ahmed
said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to me, who Allahu Ahad will be Falak and will have been asked these three swap which I titled and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Of course much before me without the protective chapters of the Quran. He said, there are with Vienna for inner who
there has never been anyone that has done any sort of refuge never sought any sort of refuge in better than these sort of these three chapters. He told about go ahead and seek refuge in Allah subhana wa tada through these three chapters, because there's nothing else that a person has ever sought refuge and allow it
you know through so these chapters right here are the most beautiful chapters when it comes to getting protection from Allah subhanho wa Taala and then the prophet SAW Selim continued and he said it put up with that go ahead and read these three chapters. What's happening
there's more there moonship tables okay.
Without read deep, we have to read the protection right now. That's echo without read the protective Sue up after every single prayer so we just prayed a lot. One of the many remembrances and supplications that a person can do after Salah is read these three sort of very small, but Allah subhana wa tada has placed so much virtue within these, and the Prophet salallahu it and setting them as Ayesha puts it, he used to every time he would get sick kinda either stuck up
or without whenever he would get sick. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would read the Quran, but specifically the three protective sword again. So these three chapters, the prophet SLM is telling people to go and seek refuge in a lot of soldiers through them. If you have any problems in life, then your problems will be solved if you read this war, and he himself when he's getting sick, and he saw through a set on, what's he doing? He's reading these two up so it's as soon
as they say konia It's a tsunami, which is a statement of verbalize to Nova Rasulullah he said something told us to do something, and it's also a Sunnah philia it's also a assume now which the Prophet enacted out for us two ways of establishing the fact that this is something that can protect a person. So I Isha says, and then when the prophets I send them started to get extremely sick, when she when when he was in his model, but you know, when he was about to die of sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. The prophets I send them couldn't find it within him self to even read these he didn't have that much energy. So I would read these on behalf of rasulillah and then she would take the
handle but also the law himself and
Then wipe it on top of his own body. And then she said Raja abarca, so that I may, you know, I was hoping for the bulk of the handover Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by using his own hand to wipe it. So if a person is seeking protection, the sadhana is to put your hands like this, blow into them read this word, and then wipe on top of your body, read this word blow into them right on top of your body. What I would do is, and this by the way, this isn't Buhari, she would read this up on the prophet of sentiments getting sick, really sick towards the end of his life, and use the hand of Rasulullah himself to wipe on top of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and another Hadees that is extremely powerful. And that shows us the value of these particular Swarup is the hadith of Abdullah and Kobe. He said that at a night that was extremely dark, very rainy, scary night, he was he must have been a bit scared. So
when he went outside, he came across the prophet SAW Selim. So the prophets all along where it was sitting, and he said to him, and they were looking for the prophet to send them so the prophet may pray with them, you know, need them in prayer. So when he met the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam. The prophets are seldom said to him.
And he said, I couldn't say anything, say, and he couldn't say anything because he didn't know what to say. So he stayed quiet, hoping that the prophets of Salaam would complete a sentence. So the Prophet has said, and again told him, and he says, I could say nothing, because I knew I didn't know what to say. I knew not what to say. So he stayed quiet and the profits are longer it was said, he said a third time so he said, My God, what am I supposed to say oh prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Prophet has said, and then started to recite these stories at Punahou along I had one more with a thing saying poo Allahu Ahad. And also
the other two protective syrup would have been nice and put out a little bit further, all of you know, these were and that's why we chose them. So saying these three, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if you do it in the morning time, and you do it in the evening time, he said, the creek and Galicia it will be enough for you, from every single thing, it will protect you from every single thing, any calamity, that is coming your way heading your way, if you say these two up in the morning, three times, and in the evening, also three times, then Allah subhana wa tada insha Allah, He will protect you from all the things that could occur within your life that are bad for you. Now,
of course, at times, you may think something is bad for you said these two up, and you end up falling into a problem, you think that that is a problem for you. But Allah says maybe you think something is a problem, but alone make something good out of that for you. So you don't know maybe something will still occur in your life. But that may actually be good. But anything that is actually bad for you, as in for your dunya and your hereafter together, then that will allow some panel data will prevent that from coming your direction. Now what I said seeing it in the morning and the evening is not so
what does that mean? When I say the morning in the evening?
The has gone? Who said that?
If God. So does anybody know what the gods are anyways?
No. There are a selection of applications that the prophets SLM has taught us to do in the morning, and the evening. And they're supposed to do a couple of things. Number one, they're supposed to protect us from all evil. Number two, they're also supposed to raise our ranks on a daily basis. In some of those, some of those applications, if a person does it on a daily basis, their profits and send them said he will come on the Day of Judgment. And nobody else has done anything better than him on that particular day. So those, those are ours, those applications are supposed to be protected. And they're also supposed to raise your ranks on the Day of Judgment. Now, the question
is what constitutes the day and what constitutes the night?
Okay, now, where's the footwork?
I've entered my job.
Exactly. So when does it finish after that, and
that's the Gardasil bot. That's those applications of the morning. So let me just clarify for those of you that may not know. And for those of you that already know to remind that there is a God, there's supplications in the morning, and then there's supplications in the evening. The sister said that at fudger time, the time for supplications of the morning comes in, and the time for supplication of the evening comes in and she's right this far. When does it finish?
sunrise Who said that? Good job. That is an opinion that sunrises when it finishes. Another opinion is something else.
We're gonna leave it at that, or should I tell you the opinion?
Everybody wants the opinions, right? Everybody wants to know all the differences of opinion. That's what everybody really wants to know. If I just talk about different if I open up a lecture called differences of opinion, everybody will show up. Right? So everybody wants to know this stuff. Anyways, I'll tell you that.
As Gordon Silva, they started fudger time.
Okay, they started fighter time. They don't start at 12am by the way, okay. Because 12am when you talk about 12pm and past 12am people say one o'clock in the morning, right? So it's not the Islamic morning this is just the morning of Modern Standard and that's why I've actually heard people say that 12 o'clock onwards you can do your god of Slovakia because it's the morning time now. So, that is not the time of the morning fudger time it starts and sunrise time it stops This is the opinion of shareholders flammability, Nieto himolla Okay, and another opinion says that from fudger till sunrise, this is the best time
this is the best time
Why is it the best time because this is the time that everybody's agreed upon everything else is theirs. You know, some people will say it's okay to do it during that time. Some people say no, anyways, fudger to sunrise is the best time but from sunrise kills low time as well, you have that time to make your goddess Saba as well. So if you've missed it, you can continue reading and then there is a very liberal position by ignoring Jerry wahala he says that you can start from fudger all the way till
all the way to awesome that is the whole time there that is the God of Slovak time that is the time for this applications of the morning. And then you can start from Ocelot all the way till fudger and that is the time for the gallery massage that is the time for the supplications of the evening. Now we said that the second opinion says that from fudger till sunrise is best, but then sunrise film, it's okay as well. Now what about us all the time based on this opinion based on this opinion, or let's go back to the beginning. Also time based on the opinion of Shere Khan Islam which is the first one it's you can do the supplications of the evening from awesome till tomorrow. And if you
are unable you can do it based on this opinion the second opinion from awesome till 100 is the best time and then for motive to fudger you can also do it as well the third opinion which is images that is position, which I've mentioned for five years with similar also till fudger it's all the same you do it whenever you want. Okay, so in turn you have the whole day in reality and result let's just sum it all up. You have the whole day isn't Elijah Allah after the leave of Allah subhana wa tada to do that. But the best time for these is when the best time for these is from fudger till sunrise and from Google from Apple chill motive as well. These these are the best times these are the times
where you'd even find the profits of the longer you send them after it's a loss a lot of budget, he would sit there making a golf all the way till the time that the sun actually rises, then you would get up and it's a habit his companions would be sitting talking and relaxing amongst themselves also in the masjid making their if God making their supplications Okay, and one time I remember I was saying this, all of this as well. And I use the term prayer instead of supplication. So somebody actually thought you could pray outside all the way till fudger.
So this is not referring to prayers, okay, that the five daily prayers, these are supplications that are supplementary to your prayers, they're in addition to your prayers, they're not your prayers, okay. So the prophets has sent a message whoever says these supplications these ions, these protective ions, who allow a little bit further up and have been asked and Allah subhana wa tada will protect him three times, by the way, in the morning and the evening, Allah subhana wa tada will protect him from all evils until the next time or for the ticket comes. Now, for pseudo law specifically, there are numerous and I would say that pseudo class and other scholars have said this
and I'm just taking what they've said that pseudo class is that surah for which there is more virtues, authentic especially, then probably any other pseudo okay. It's one of the most powerful sort and this is why Allah subhana wa tada considered it, as we'll find out a third of the Quran number one, this is a very famous Hadith. A man also hobby the prophets has sent him and sent him for a battalion, a leader of a battalion or in a battalion, and he was a hassled, kitabi law he was or he was a person of righteousness. Let's put it that way. It was a purchase of a person His righteousness. So the Sahaba wished for him to lead them in prayer. So he would leave
them in prayer. And every time he would lead them in prayer
at the end of each chakra after he does, in fact, the higher he does the other surah he would read Surah closs boo, Allahu Allah,
Allah Hakuna every single time you'd read this order to the Fatiha, then you'd read this all and then he would read sort of gloss. So they were shocked at this. And they went to the profits or send them when they got back. And they said to him, the old prophet of Allah, this man that was leading us in prayer, every time he would pray a lot, he would read suit up. In fact, he had read another sutra, and after that he would read through the class as well. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them settle, ask him, the he in your scenario, delic Why is he doing such? So the Sahaba went to him, they said, Why were you doing such
and he said, leave the house. Because this surah is the attribute this surah is the one that describes of man. Because this surah is the one that describes Allah subhana wa tada what.
And I love to read this again and again. Now for us when we were reading sort of floss again and again on a daily basis. It's a mechanical you know, thing we do it because this is the best way to shorten the prayer. But for this hobby, it was a beloved sort of to him, he would read it on a regular now, you also get a package deal here, right? You learn about the sutra, inshallah. And this way, you can also have a short prayer, a high speed prayer, but inshallah also gained the love of Allah Subhana Allah with that this will have you read this short sutra, and he would get the love of Allah subhana wa tada out of it. He would love a lot. And the prophets has seldom said, Oh, guru and
that's why I said, you will get the love of Allah. And Allah, tell him that Allah Subhana, Allah loves him as well. So because of his love for these ions for ayat, because of his love for these ayat, Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah love this man as well. These are extremely profound. So in fact, like he loves them so much, that in some of the other narrations of the story, the Sahaba came to him. And they said to him, that Why do you keep reading the same surah again and again. So he said, I'm going to read it.
They said to him, that maybe you think that your Salah is not complete, except if you do this, because you do it all the time.
So he said, I'm gonna do it. And if you like it, then pray behind me, if not, then find another email.
I'll continue to do this. So they went to the profits and sell them, you know, and the rest of the story, the profits that send them said in that narration book at Yahoo. And
the love that he had for the surah has made an enter into gender pseudo last this short, sort of four ayat.
And another popular story related to this is that a booster eat and Quadri says that a man saw another man during the nighttime reading pseudo class again and again, repeated repeatedly.
And in the morning, he came to the Prophet sallallahu it was said and he said, Oh prophet of Allah, I saw a man. All you know, during the night he was reading soldotna colosse repeatedly at your video, he was continuously reading it. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this man, you know, he thought that a colossal small is just for Iraq, he couldn't read something else, right? This is what the man was thinking, who was saying this or tattletaling to the prophets as little as you please. So the Prophet sallallahu, it was sitting and he said, When leadin fcbd, by who he in whose hands is my soul, in the hands
on Indeed, the surah is equivalent to a third of the, the Surah Surah airfloss. Four is equivalent to a third of the Quran, this is the power that is within this photo, I asked Allah to give us that don't forget to read this little clause, just as the title of the surah is similar to the plus
this surah is a third of the Quran, what does that mean? What that means is that there's a number of positions and now everybody's ears are gonna go really big, because there's positions now differences of opinions. There's a number of opinions on this, okay, and inshallah they're all good positions, and they're all helpful, and they're all helpful to understand this particular Hadeeth. One of them says that Allah subhanho wa Taala will make for the individual the reward of reciting a third of the ark. Literally, if you were to recite a third of the Quran
and your recite surah to floss, then you would get the same reward. And that's why in another narration, the Prophet sallallaahu it was send me said, I just had
to loosen up later, is any of you I'm capable of reading a third of the Quran in one night
So all of us harbor they were perplexed, shocked is a third of the Quran that's a lot of pages 200 pages in one night. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said
the Surah airfloss, this surah Allahu wa The Summit, there are additional students are for the surah, which he called in that particular Hadith, Allahu wa Ahmed, because in the soil you can see a long way ahead. And then so much all of those names are there, the prophets of Salaam in re entitled or give another title to the surah Allah would walk into Solomon that surah is equivalent to a third of the Quran. So it's literally as I said, equivalent to a third you'll get the reward of a third that is one position. Other say that if you look at the Quran, you have news about the old nations you have rulings that Allah subhana wa tada sent down to us. And then you have a pita as well. Then
you have a belief system, a core belief system. These are the way these are the three topics with which you can sum up the entirety of the Quran in terms of the topics of the Koran, right? So if you look at pseudo to the class, it is that single surah in which there is no other theme, except what
except belief, except at the acceptable heat. And this is why one of the names of students in the class is sort of to toe heat as well. So this is one of the names that you know, there's about 20 names of the surah. But one of those names is sort of one of them is pseudo, to the class. And the prophetic name of the solar is what what was the name that the prophets as the name would give, one I've already mentioned, and another one was popular amongst the Sahaba. And the prophets, I send them with a title, you know, give that the surah this title as well. So sometimes you have names or sewer that are not necessarily coming directly for azula. Keep that in mind. You'll find them within
the field books, they list a large list of names. And that may be because you know there's a certain topic in the in the sutra related to that, but then there's prophetic names. So the prophetic name of this surah is not suited to the prophetic name of the surah is full who Allahu
Allahu Allahu, and the prophets I send them will do this on a regular, you already found into Hadith he did this will allow you to soussan who Allah has is equivalent to a third of the Quran. Now, if you think he's referring to the ayah, then you would say that one IRA by itself is equivalent to a third and that's not the that's not what it means over here because in the next one he makes to IRA so who allow is the name he gave to the soul. And also you know, in other scenarios, the prophets and send them gave it that title, who Allahu Ahad is the prophetic name for pseudo to floss. But there's another pseudo floss as well just as a side point. Who knows that sort of the class
another pseudo class, they call them subrata and a class or pseudo floss.
pseudo tell caffeine cashloan that's also known as sort of the the class for other reasons, by
amongst the virtues of pseudo class also, is the fact that whoever reads it sincerely Allah subhana wa elemi grant them and this is found in a in a hadith the prophets and a lot of it was send them whatever says I was going with the prophets on the lesson. And then the Prophet heard a man for sending. Yo boo Allahu Ahad he heard a man reading Zulu alone. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked at that man and said what Yeah, but it's become guaranteed. What's become guaranteed?
What is it that's become guaranteed or prophet of Allah madaba but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Elgin, Jenna has become guaranteed for this person. Why? Because you read sudo to last but again sudo to the class with entire full, you know devotion with entire full concentration with recognition of the meanings of pseudo class. And the love of pseudo applause brings you that gender brings you love of Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. And another narration this hadith is
not raised to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is a statement that was narrated from Sarah who say, who's a daddy, who's a follower of one of the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu who said,
he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Now can a companion of a companion know what the prophet SAW Selim is saying directly without the hearing it from a companion Is that possible?
Can a companion of a companion like let's say myself, I'm all of us were companions of competitive you know, 30 people in the list right? So can we know directly what their profits and send them said without having any books without having any chains of
narration without having any of that, is that possible? No. Similarly, a companion of the companion cannot know that as well. Right?
But he says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
so how is that possible? This is what they call Molson, or musashino, Sahaba, usato, or even Navara.
At ease that is more sudden, sometimes I'd like to get a bit technical in my doodles not because I'm trying to confuse people. But I also like to make people realize the depths of these sciences. Because nowadays, we have this phenomenon of anybody getting up and speaking about Islam. Even sometimes people haven't fully mastered Arabic language, and they have the guts to talk on behalf of Allah Subhana Allah, His Messenger, talk on behalf of these things. So sometimes I'd like to do this only so you can get a taste of this knowledge, and inshallah it also sometimes encourages people to study as well. So Moodle said, this is a Hadith, which Dabiri a companion of a companion says the
prophets of Salaam said, and he doesn't bring us a hobby in the middle. Okay. So now this is not an authentic hadith, because we don't have a direct chain. But but there's an exception imama shatter, he said, that I looked at the all of the narrations of this particular theory, cerebral Museum, I looked at all of the chains of this particular type theory. And I found that all of them are directly connected through one through other chains, I found that they're all directly connected to the profits. Awesome. So even if he doesn't mention his hobby, Mm hmm. He said, it's okay. let this one go. All right. Why, because they are directly connected through other chains. The mama chef
really looked at every hadith of Satanism was saying, and he said, let him go, Why? Because there was a son in law of the law with Allah.
So he had the Hadith directly from Abu huraira and other people and so on and so forth. And he was a very old Dabiri as well. So he was very close to the generation of the Sahaba even though he didn't meet the prophets. So let me use basically friends with a lot of the different Sahaba and son in law of Abu huraira radi Allahu taala. So say, say it says, and if you look at he said that this is authentic, or this is good, at least acceptable. He said, whoever reads that the prophets I send them said, whoever reads will who Allahu Ahad look at the power of this. The reason why I gave you that extensive discussion about the chain of this hadith is because you recognize that it's
acceptable despite the fact that it is a Dabiri, saying that the prophets are circumcised men are aku Allah, whoever reads who allow Ashura Moroccan 10 times Ben Allahu, Allahu Allah, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will prepare for him a palace in general. And then the Prophet continued and he said a woman
who Allahu Ahad woman called, Sheena, Mamata, and then Allahu, Allahu Allah, whoever reads this surah 20 times Allah will make him for him to palaces in general, and whoever reads it 30 times alone will make what three palaces for him in general. So a little bit shocked, palaces are huge, they take up a lot of space. So he says, He then let it through una rasulillah In that case, oh prophet of Allah, we would have a lot of palaces, the prophets I send them said Allah Azza Gallic Allah is greater and more bigger than all of that. So your imagination is having you think of a lot of palaces because there's billions of people on the face of the earth, all those that will enter
agenda for them. If they're reading kololo had on a regular 10 times and they could get these policies, there will be a lot of fallacies, I'm gonna have Bob shocked. And of course, he has an obvious reason to be shocked. But the prophets are synonyms, that Allah is greater and more more vast than all of that. These are some. And as I said, some of the virtues of the SWOT. Now let's take this opportunity to look at these sort of directly and read them in the light, I won't go into extensive detail, because we have time constraints as well. But I will try to do as as much as you know, as much as I can, to try to give justice to the meanings of these, if they're very, very
powerful. If and I'll tell you something, that one of the most difficult lessons for me to ever give is this lesson on solar to the loss. Why?
Even when I was reading that the CEO of pseudo class I could not lie down. You know, you're tired total talk at night, you want to lie down on your sofa and have a book and read it. I could not lie down.
Why? Because this is Allah azzawajal you're speaking of. This is Allah azza wa jal I was reading about you cannot look at the surah and really try to internalize this, except that you recognize the glory except that you internalize the glorification of a loss of penalty.
This is that surah, which about which the Prophet just sent him says is equivalent to a third of the Quran. It has very powerful meanings. So you can't go past the soldier except to recognize, you have to think of it in this light as we read the first verse alive speaking, and Allah is describing himself. Allah is describing himself literally. And this is why the surah actually was revealed to us in class when some of the pagans came to the prophets of Salaam and they said,
Tell us about your Lord or prophet of Allah. Tell us about your Lord. Give us the lineage ology of your Lord, if you please give us the direction of your Lord, give us the traits of your Lord. So Allah Subhana Allah revealed what sort of last boo Allahu Ahad and another narration it was rather the Jews of Medina that came to the prophet SAW Selim. So based on that some people said that sort of the classic the mucky, surah and others said it's a meta meta nice aura. Why because the Jews were in Medina. So the interactions between the Jews and the prophets SLM didn't occur until you got to Medina varies a little bit was or very little or limited were the interactions between Masuda LA
and the Jews and the Christians are like when he was in Mecca, but after he left Mecca, he went to Medina there the Jews and the people of Iran came, and they met the prophets of Salaam. So now there are interactions between the Christians and the Jews as well. So it's possible that both of them asked both the pagans and the Jews and in one instance, and that was the first one when the pagans asked Allah reveal this. And then the other scenario, when the Jews asked Allah Subhana, Allah prophets, I send them simply recited the surah to them, describing to them what Allah subhana wa Taala is now this is also a tip for some of you, that may end up going, leading a life with Elijah
of benefiting people and eventually sometimes even, you know, teaching people, non Muslims about Islam. If you want to do that, then this surah should be in your head all the time. Does
anybody know needs to know about the concept of God in Islam, Bulu Allahu Ahad will sum it up for you very simple, very specific wordings that discuss and elaborate on different things that some of the people that we are in dealings with, are also in need of recognizing as well. So all of this will be found with input who Allah had. So the prophets I send them as I said, he recited kulu along this mill,
this is an ayah in every surah except surah.
Who allow in the beginning of every school,
say Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah is one.
So they are questioning Rasulullah of who Allah is. So Allah says that the prophet SAW Selim, say Allah is one.
Now, notice when I tell you, I give you an answer,
I can either be giving you an answer to yourself, like you asked me something, any question, I can give you an answer for yourself. And then there's another thing I'm giving you an answer for somebody else, not for yourself.
So over here, Allah already recognizes that a last prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has perfected his recognition of his Lord. So Allah doesn't address the pseudo line, he says to him, you go ahead and tell the people so this intern is actually making a positive mention, or drawing a positive parallel and listing rather a positive characteristic of Rasulullah that he has perfected his understanding of Allah subhana wa Tada. And for this reason, a lot didn't talk to him. about himself, Allah said, Go and tell other people that Allah is one, Allahu Allahu Allah. So similarly, before we start to tell people that Allah subhanho wa Taala is one and Allah subhanaw taala is
unified Allah subhanaw taala is unique, we have to start understanding Allah subhanaw taala. This is something that all of us owe it to ourselves to do. And all of us has, it's the onus upon all of us to do that as well as Muslims your relationship with with his with garden. Sometimes we also boast about this, that we are able to direct our prayers directly to God, we don't have to go through a person, a second person or third person do you actually recognize your Lord?
So it's a duty upon all of us to understand a loss of data to the best of our capacities because we're never going to be able to fully comprehend the loss of Hannah with Donna.
And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the roofie Allah, Allah was not a factor of Allah. Think about the bounties of Allah subhanaw taala. And don't think about the existence of God because she thought he plays games. When you do that shaitaan will come to you, he will tell you, you know, think about this bounty of Allah then think about the one who created it, then think about Allah than who created a lion. He'll give you 1000 problems in your head.
So you don't necessarily constantly think as the philosophers will do in the existence of God Himself, you recognize God through two things. You recognize God through your emotions, and you recognize God also through the physical things that you could see around you. You know, if you look at the creation of Allah subhanaw taala you look at the mountains you look at, let me let me put it this way. How many of you have been to Jasper, Banff? All of you Mashallah, true. edmontonians Allah saitek v. Russia, come on, man, you can do better than that.
Alhamdulillah So, all of you have been there. How many of you were awestruck, when you saw the creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. And how many of you actually felt closer to Allah by looking at the creation of Allah? Raise your hands, every single one of you. Every single one of your most of you in sha Allah, I think every single one of you as well. So a lot profitsystem is telling you what
to think about the bounty bounties. Think about the creation, think about Allah subhanaw taala as manifestations within his creation Now, what happens is that because we're living a very materialistic life, we see things that people have created. Historically, it was very easy for people to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala because they were disconnected from this thing, this guy right here, okay, and they were connected to Allah subhana wa Tada. But now it's extremely difficult for you to be connected to a law because you're always connected to Facebook, right, or Twitter and other things. So a lost profit is guiding you to connect to the creation of a law go out
to the nature take a break, if you have to every now and then to connect to your real roots, the way Allah subhanaw taala the real habitat that Allah had given to the creation who along with so after you do that, now you've internalized and recognize a loss of Hannah Montana. Now it's time for you to profess. Now it's time for you to tell people about Allah subhanho wa Taala just as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told to do as well, who Allah, that Allah azza wa jal is one now notice, Allah starts off over here with the term Allah first and foremost, right?
Who Allah, he is alone.
So from this, we can know we can recognize that the primary name
of allah subhana wa, tada is what?
Allah, the primary name of a law is a law. All of the names other than a law itself are names that are secondary, tertiary, secondary names, but the primary name is a law that Ireland like, you know, every person has traits of your person has names that have within them traits.
Sometimes they have, I don't want to use this term over here, but just for example, Alexander the Great, right. So the great, maybe during his time, if people used to know Him, they may have known him as the great, right. So they're names that are kind of like the traits of an individual, okay? But then there's a name through which you can directly recognize who is being referred to. Allah is that name through which you can directly recognize who is being referred to and the second name of that sort is,
Allah says, Who leader Aloha, I will
call out to Allah azza wa jal, or called out to
fella who smelled Krishna, either one of those names if you were to go, then he has the most beautiful attribute most beautiful of names. So Allah has a lot of names. On the top of that list is what Allah and next to that is our wish man as well. So those two names are the primary Names of Allah subhana wa Tada. And this is why you'll notice many times when Allah Subhana Allah is talking about his own names in the Quran in surah. Tasha, who's gonna give me the answer, not the hashtag. And Allah is talking about the names. Allah uses the word Allah first, and Harlequin, all that came afterwards, but Allah uses the term a lot first. So similarly, whenever Allah speaks about himself
and then mentioned his names, a lot comes first even in the drives, by the way, even in the drawers, many of the drawers a lot comes first. And then other names comes because because the term Allah is his primary name, what exactly this alarming, alarming be deity,
these unified deity no other deity could be like, an era the single deity. Okay? So the term Allah is different than God's slightly By the way, somebody raised the question to me once and they said, you guys say that?
There is no God. But Allah, but then you say, there's no god but God, when you're translating the Shahada, right, so there's that ILA, which is something that people consider divine, but it's not really divine. But then there's el Isla de la
The Divine, the one that truly the Divinity belongs to the divine. And this will be just in the term of laws origin so I said then you should read translated to there is no v God except God. There is no real god there's no true God except
there is no god except he got his you translate it that way. Because a lot means the God, there is no other God Besides, whoo hoo Allahu Ahad. And Allah then describes himself as a head. Now some scholars they said 100 is one of the names of Allah subhana wa Tada. But others said, No, this is not one of the names of Allah. But it's at least a way to describe Allah subhanaw taala because of mine is described himself like this, but a name of Allah is.
Okay, some have this view and others the name of Allah and why there's also a name of Allah. But the term I had is extremely powerful, even more so than warhead. So it's possible that this may be from the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala, as well how so ahead is a suitable Chabad. What that means is, it's an intrinsic quality.
So instead of saying Allah is one, we will say Allah is unique, because when you say one, what happens next is you can have a tool, you can have a three, you can have a four, you can have a five, but the word I had doesn't mean one. It doesn't mean one, it means absolutely unique.
So whenever something is absolutely unique, in reality, it is one. But when you say one, there's also a possibility of things being too now, right? Just the word one has a two right next to it, and then a three and then a four. But the word I had is unique. It's absolute, it's different. It's not at all one by itself. It's unique. In its in in Allah subhanho wa Taala is unique in his attributes, Allah subhanho wa Taala is unique in his name, Allah Subhana. Allah is unique in his existence, Allah subhanho wa Taala is unique and always. And this is why sometimes when people read the verses that are related to the attributes, which sometimes are also given to human beings, physical
attributes that I'm talking about, and feet and these type of things, people sometimes fall into some confusion. But when you recognize that Allah is unique, Allah is beyond whatever we can think, then that confusion goes away. How so? Think about it. Even if you get confused and you start your imagination starts to wander. But when you recognize that you're in my imagination, this brain that you have that if I was to dig it out, I could fill it up in this bottle right here. Maybe it was 600 or 700 ml maybe but
inshallah my brain is bigger than that.
Okay, so I could probably fill it up in this bottle right here, right? So this is finite, it's very, very confined. It's not an ultimate intellect. It's not our brain that can get understand everything. That's the reality of humankind, right. When you recognize your limitations, then you will only recognize that anything you can imagine a lie is always going to be different from that and this is why some of the setups such as the nominal Rosati used to say, Who knew Maha Pahlavi bellick for low enough with Alec, whatever comes in your brain that Allah has no agenda will always be different than that. Even if you were to imagine something in your brain alone will always be
different, even if you're affirming the attributes and some sort of imagery comes into your head, recognize the fact that that imagery is false. It's either from your necks, it's either from your own soul, and it's either from shape or he's trying to make you fall into his blocks. And right away when you know that and you know that your limited brain cannot comprehend the true existence of a lot. And this is why the prophets SLM is telling you stop thinking over there. Think about the creation of a law think about the manifestations Allah has given you are the attributes within this creation, the beauty that is shown to you, all of those things will make you recognize that there
must be someone something that is created and you all experienced it yourself. You just told me when I went to Jasper, I looked at all the creation and right away I started to feel closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. So this is the way this is the true way to understand the names, the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala Who am I Allahu Ahad, say that Allah is unique. Allow Samad Allah azza wa jal is from it. Now, one of the things you have to note is that the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala some of them are so specific to Allah, that the creation can get any portion of it. When I say Allah is Does anybody think he can also be a HUD? Nobody can do that. Right?
Yeah, I mean, we're all unique in our ways, but in reality, we're not as unique existence we're not a unique you know, being
Okay, so nobody can be a HUD. Nobody can be a law because Allah is the divine the one towards which divinity true divinity is do
Today do so we cannot have those traits. But then there's other traits within which there are qualities, which a lot expects this leaf to have.
Allah has 99 names, but the whole agenda, whoever is able to encompass all of them, he enters into agenda does that mean memorize and repeat in your head until you, you know, you know it like the fact that that's not what it means. That means to know those names, and then internalize those names, and also glorify exalt those names within yourself. So that you may be able to have aspects of those names within your own life as well. Let me put it this way. If I was to tell you of a great leader, a great leader, somebody named a great leader, okay, it doesn't have to be a Muslim, and Muslim, non Muslim. If somebody wants to save him, that's a loss in them. Okay, as well. Anybody
give me a great leader,
Salahuddin great leadership skills. Now, if we were to say that Dena, UB has this, this, this this leadership skills, and then we take these leadership skills and write a book about it, how many of you would actually want to read that book?
Alone? Misaki? How
many of you would like to read it? Okay, give me a name that you would actually like to read about them. This is why I asked you, I was gonna give you a name. But this is what I was afraid of. Yes.
Give me another name.
The Prophet Muhammad SAW said, I'm sure everybody would like to read about him. Right? Yes. 100
by the prophets SLM, and then you take a book, and you make it, you write about it, called the
leadership techniques, but also the last lesson. And there's books like that already written, by the way. Okay. So everybody wants to know, the great leadership techniques of Rasulullah saw send them, let's say, the management skills of Rasulullah because of course, he's managing armies, he's managing people, in different countries in different cities, the prophets and send them has those skills as well. Everybody would like to know how the profits are cinemas managers time. Okay, people Misaki that are married to one wife, they have a difficult time the profits and send them at nine wives. So the profits is send them is managing all of that. And sometimes it got to him and so
unless I sent him left all of his wives for one month, because you know, you got annoyed, this happened, but the profits or send them was able to manage all of that, nonetheless. Okay. So all those difficulties he was able to manage? Everybody would like to know those skills, right? Everybody like to have those traits as well, those qualities, management skills, leadership skills, this the smart, the intellectual, everybody would like to get a piece of that. Right. So if I was to say, Allah has traits, aspects of what you can internalize yourself as well, wouldn't you want as well, some of those traits? Of course you would. And this is how you do it. This is how you
encompass the names of a lot. This is how you recognize the names of Allah subhanho wa, taala, Allahu Allah subhanho wa Taala is a summit. What is a summit mean? A summit means towards whom everybody returns a summit means towards whom all needs are directed a form of means towards whom every single person takes his problems and brings them up. Now the Arabs have old they had this trait within them, they had this quality within them. And even today, by the way, if you go to Arab countries, you'll find this practice within them that there's always this rich guy who in certain countries, they'll call a shape.
Okay, and by the way, shape doesn't necessarily always mean the religious shape, right? Okay. So in certain countries, that rich guy they'll call a shift. And this was a shock to me, when I learned about it right, Chef, will Adam, like martial law learn something from I met him, he was not someone I could learn from at least let's put it that way. Okay. So he was a very rich person. So similar needs to shift is a rich person, all people, what do they do? They go to the ship, and they have problems, they want to solve their problems. So they say she, look, I have this problem. In this court right now, I have a court date. And you know, I need you to help me pay this off for me, I
need you to help me call this person and use your connections and drop this offer. Now, this is not very nice, not very ethical, but this is what happens. Right? So and it has its ethical as well, so long as it's within the realms of law.
And that Allah subhanaw taala says when they are then hesitant, whoever does a good intercession, you'll get 100 from that. So there is interceding on behalf of people so long as you know, their rightful okay. So this person he goes out of his way to call some big guy up and he does solve the problem for this person historically was called a summit a summit. Okay.
Summer, everybody would turn to their problems. Whenever they had a problem, they would turn to this individual, Ahmed. So Allah says I'm not, there's not just a summons that you have us, Ahmed vs. Ahmed, just as we said, Al Isla, the divine, the Lord DDT is so much the one who everybody should be returning back to. So whenever you have a problem, the first person that you should be thinking of is not this person who has a connection, and not this person who can solve the problem for you and not this person who's got the money. So you can, you know, they can do you a favor by giving you a debt and not this person and that person, you should be turning back first and foremost, and even
lastly to Allah because Allah is the US Allah, Allah is the one towards who all things should be returning back to. And you know what, sometimes people don't believe in Allah. But even then they turned back to Allah isn't that so? Who's ever heard of the atheist prayer? Right, the atheist prayer is
you've heard of it. The atheist prayer is, Oh, God, if there is a God,
help me if you're really there,
guide me if you really can,
and so on and so forth. And they'll do that people do that, especially when they come into the tough times. So they turn back to a law nonetheless, whenever you find people going through tough times, they will turn back to a law. And even if they're atheist still say, Oh, God, if you're really there, then do something for me, show me a sign and I'll start worshipping you then. Right. So Allah says, I am the Samad I am the one who people will always be turning their affairs to at the end of the day, whether they like it or not. And at the end of the day, you will also be returning back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Anyways, even if you don't turn to him now, then eventually Allah Subhana,
Allah will find you on the Day of Judgment, because he will resurrect you, and everybody will be turning back and Allah says, then you will turn back to me, and then I will tell you of all of those actions, then that will be my quantum Domino, then I will tell you, of all of those actions that you used to do. Now a summit is a treat and attribute of a law, a name of Allah subhanaw taala. By the way, the word sama is only mentioned once in the Quran. It's a name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which we can also internalize. Remember, we said there are some names, you can internalize, you can also have a manifestation of them at a very minute scale, a very micro scale within your life as
well. So how can you be a summit when people come to you with their problems, you take it seriously, you don't look at it just very passively, someone brought to you their problems, they thought you could actually solve a problem for them, they thought that they can actually turn to you in the time of times of difficulty. If you turn away, then you're not actually doing that. You're not actually internalizing this attribute of a law. You're not actually internalizing this name of allah Xhosa. So to do that, you have to have a number of things. Everybody can hear the name, right, so much thought meme that everybody knows that everybody can see this. Everybody can hear it.
But not everybody can understand it.
So if you just hear it, hear the thought meme done, Emanuel ghazali said, then you're equivalent, in reality, and excuse me, if I say he said that. The person who merely just hears the letters, he's equivalent to the animal because you're not internalizing the name.
And then he said, if the person hears the name, and then he understands the meaning of those names, then he said this person is the equivalent to the stupid veteran who also hears the name and he also understands the meaning, but he hasn't internalized it.
Then he says the way to really benefit from the names of Allah azza wa jal is first and foremost internalize the meaning of that name of summit, whenever I have a problem, the one to turn to is who have summit, whenever I have a problem, the one to turn to is who Alucard whenever the most capable, whenever I have the problem, the one to turn to is a look that if the one who is also very capable, though whenever I have the problem, the one to turn to is a Samad The one who will actually solve my problem. And number two, when you internalize this meaning, now comes the stage of actually glorifying this meaning within yourself and rocket and exhausting this meaning and recognizing the
level at which unlocking solve your problems.
The level of which Allah subhana wa Taala has always been watching you What I mean is that
whenever the divine sight views you
have a bania whenever a lost care is with you. Then remember that all of the problems are
safety for you because Allah is watching.
So when you internalize the meaning, the second step is to also start to glorify and exalt this meaning within yourself. And the way to do that is by the way to sit by yourself and think ponder the first core meditate. This is the meaning. This is a concept, a very Islamic concept to be by yourself, seclude yourself and think the prophet SAW some of them when he was getting close to Revelation, Allah had guided him to seclude himself.
The prophets I send them after he got revelation, Allah had guided him to seclude further bloomin Layla Illa Allah stand up tonight accepted portion, so seclude yourself so you can internalize these meanings. You can recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala through these meanings and the way or the reasons why you're never going to be able to exalt and glorify this meaning of Allah as origin, this trade of a law or any other trades that are at the mercy of Allah, when you internalize the mercy of Allah, then you can never be a rough person, you just cannot. You can't be a rough person, if you've internalized the mercy of Allah subhana wa underrecognized glorified that mercy within yourself and
then tried your best to get it as well. You can't be a rough person. What's happening in the Middle East right now is horrific. It's something that a person should be crying for crying for very much soul, because you know why? A lot of these people and even the ones that left from right here from Canada, and there is a number of them, and it keeps coming up in the media, the left from Calgary, the left from here, the left the left, because they haven't internalized these meanings. They haven't internalized the mercy of Allah within themselves. That's why the ruthless nature of man comes about whenever you don't internalize these meanings. Whenever you don't have the spirituality
of Islam, Islam becomes mechanics, and then there's a problem. And that's the type of problems that are happening today. It becomes a problem. So you have to internalize these beautiful meanings within Islam. This is the real Islam, the Sahabi. That's reading pulu Allah, he's on real Islam. He's reading it on a regular basis saying I love this surah I love the sutra. And then there's another person looking at him saying What?
He's looking down upon him. Because this sutra is so small, he hasn't actually taking benefit from the sutra, lost profits and synonyms as your love for the sutra. Interesting. intergender. Think about that. So you internalize this meaning and if you don't do it, then there's two reasons why you can't do it. Number one, you can do it because you haven't. You exalt this meaning sorry, within yourself, and the reason why you won't be able to do it, and I asked a lot to protect you from that is if you don't internalize the meaning first. So you have to look at the words and then you have to ponder the meaning of this. constantly think about the aroma of Allah. Man, look at all the
manifestations of the Rama. You know, sometimes they have those Facebook posts posters, with a little kitten, and it's like wiping the head of another kitten. That's so cute. Mashallah, this is the document. I'm not joking. Seriously, this is Masha Allah, look at that seriously, if you are pick up Facebook, and really you want to do that, then go to a page that gives you those photos and just watch them that will be better than you being disconnected from allies. inshallah, that will increase your connection with Allah, right. So you have to understand that meaning, and then exhaust that meaning within yourself. One reason why you're not going to be able to do it is because you
don't understand and I asked him not to give us all the understanding. Number two is when you're connected to something else. And I swear by Allah subhanaw taala, I swear by Allah subhanaw taala. In these days of media, I will tell you of myself, I feel disconnected, I'll tell you that. I remember the days where I didn't have this phone. It's not that fancy anyways, but I didn't have this phone or any other phones. And there was no Facebook and there was no Twitter, I felt closer to a law search. And because there was an opportunity for me to connect to a law, there was an opportunity for me to, you know, whenever I had the time, instead of checking somebody's Facebook
status, I could pick up the phone and read it.
There was that, but now we don't have that put this away, sometimes put it away, sometimes just put it away. You know, this morning, as I was preparing for this lesson, I gave my phone to my wife was like just take it with you. So I don't want to I don't want to see my phone. And you know what, that was the best morning I've had in weeks. The best morning I've had in weeks, you know, I didn't have my phone. So just put away the phones put away the tablets for a little while and just look to learning about a lot learning about these beautiful meanings. And then last but not least, the way to understand and the way to implement these meanings is now that you've understood them now that
you've internalized them now that the barriers you've shattered them as well. The barriers are not recognizing the barriers or being connected to something else. You shattered them. Now you work towards implementing them. So when it comes to a summit, you think about the problems of your brothers and try to solve those problems for them. When
Never you have somebody that has a problem you try your best whatever you can do, you can do a little bit I know you're not a summit, a lot is a summer. That's why la calls himself the sama the one to everything to everyone turns back with their affairs, turns back to their affairs, right?
So Allah is us, Homer, the law is the one who everybody can turn back to with their affairs, but you can do it in some capacity. You can help somebody out. Somebody's you know, having a tough time paying off a loan, you've got some money, help them, somebody who's having a tough time getting registering for a course and you know, some way to do that help them do that help anybody in any way, a gesture of kindness in any way. This is part and parcel of this term of Solomon lemmya, Lithuanian ulit, Allah did not allow it did not beget nor was he begotten, he did not have a son, nor was he a son of somebody. And the first claim was made by three groups. Okay, it was made by de
pagan Arabs neolith, because they would say that Allah azza wa jal has daughters, and his daughters are the angels.
And melodica benahavis was that what they would say will protect us they would say the angels are the daughters of Allah.
And then another group, the Christians, they say that Risa is the son of a law. And a third group, the Jews, they would say, historically, the modern day Jews deny this. They say we don't say this. But historically, at some point in history, they would say whose aid is the son of a loss of anoeta. So these three groups would say that Allah has a son. So Allah negates that. And that hints to the fact that possibly
this surah was revealed to the prophets and sent him in Medina, because this whole discourse of the children right with the Christians and the Jews, but then again, there's also the pagans as well. So it has the possibility of both still that this was revealed in Medina or it was revealed in Mecca hadn't been revealed in Medina them yet it he was he didn't he was not he did not beget that would be in reference to answering to the Christians and the Jews, that would be asking him such questions. So the longer it was, and if it was revealed in Mecca, then it will be in reference to the pagan Arabs who would say them Allah, He caught the angels or the daughters of Allah subhana wa,
let me end it. But they never said
when I'm youlet, nor was he forgotten, they never said he had a father. No one, none of the three good groups. They said he had a father, right?
That any of them say that No, none of them say that. Even today, modern day, they don't say that as well. They say me he may have children, but he doesn't have a father, right. But still a law said he was not begotten as well. Why?
Because normally the one who has a child he himself was at some point a child as well. So Allah wants to remind you of the fact that he is unique. Allah is unique. Allah is absolute. Allah is not like everybody else. So if you think that other people can have children, then look, let me tell you, he can have a child. And the reason why you can't have a child was because he didn't have a child and he wasn't a child himself knew that he wasn't regarding himself. Well, me akula, Hakuna had en, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not have any equals any partners. No one is equal to Allah subhanaw taala. Now, the reason why the pseudo finishes off like this is because for a lot, to have
similarities, it can be in a number of ways. A lot can be similar. May Allah protect us, I don't even want to speak like this. You know, a person can be similar to his father, a person can be similar to his child, or there could be a similarity by chance between one person and another one right? And that's why sometimes you meet a person who like somehow I could have sworn that guy's his brother, right? He looks like his brother. And then you meet another person. You're like, Man, I've seen you somewhere and you haven't seen him ever? Right? The only time you saw him was somebody else that look like him. So Allah Subhana Allah He says he did not be get nosy be garden, he did not have
a child. He wasn't a child himself. And there is nothing like him anyways, while I'm Nicola and then notice, Allah says there has been nothing like him, because I won't say well, there's nothing like him now but there used to be something like him. But Allah says, Look, there has never been anything like what am the akula who Khufu and there has never been anything that is like Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah is unique. Allah is very, very unified Allah subhanho wa Taala is one alone. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the all powerful I asked Allah subhana wa Allah to give us a trophy up to practice to convey and I asked Allah subhana wa tada at the end of this surah to help us internalize
the name of Solomon because this is the one where we have a practical benefit. Okay? This is the one where we can implement it today. By the way, the whole Suarez practical because you It starts off by teaching you that you should be calling to Allah. Allah says school say, Professor your feet sometimes people are shy, so they don't even mention their names right. There are people
Like that, you have a name Mohamed, you're picking up the phone, you don't want to pronounce the entire name so you'll say Mo. Yo.
Right. And then there's sister's Amina. Somebody give me a name. Amy.
Amy's a nice name, but it's not yours.
Your name is Amina. So stick to your name. recognize that
the way that Allah subhanaw taala wants a person to be you and he wants a person to be a person that will profess his faith. Don't hide your face. If you have a name. There's no problem with that a lot of people convert to Islam, they said we have to change our name, no problem, keep your name. But if you're shying down and changing your name out of shyness, that's a problem.
Allah subhanho wa Taala told the Prophet at the end of it as for the Blessings of your Lord than gold professor, the Blessings of your Lord, the Hadith tell the people of the Blessings of your Lord, what was that blessing that alone was talking about? Allah was talking about his prophethood because the Prophet is a prophet, I would call them Judo aid, calling to monotheism in a society where everybody's pagan, so he has those same pressures that you're feeling even more so because they're all against him directly.
We don't have people against us directly. You know, and that's why even though the media constantly has all the media, things about Islam negativity, you can see you can feel it. But sometimes I'm shocked at the people of Canada, walking around, you know, it's shocking, really, people are very nice considering the fact that you know, the type of stuff you see on television, I know I would be a bad person if I wasn't a Muslim to that to Muslims themselves. Right, considering the fact that constantly 24 seven, there's media campaigns against Islam, you meet people, they're so nice, right? That meant that means there's some sort of niceness within within these people. So you have to be
able to profess your faith. You know, accept the fact that you're a Muslim recognize that and be proud of it. wouldn't say professor at the top of your lungs if you have to, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us a trophy to practice to convey desire from below her and for listening are Sol Allahu Allah CD. Now, Mohammed