Channel: Abdullah Hakim Quick
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala say our Li will Arkadin be in a Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi, WA, adequate salah.
All praise are due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and upon his family, his companions and all those called to his way, and established his sunnah to the Day of Judgment. My beloved brothers and sisters as salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Alhamdulillah. This is the continuation of our course on the miracles of the Quran, or the miraculous nature of the book of Allah. And this course, is intended to give us a different understanding of the book that we have in our hands. Because for many people, the book basically means
Tila, it is a recitation. It's something that you read, for some event, it's just really a decoration. So it may be put up in the house, it may be put onto the clothing or on the wall.
And it may be just what appears to be a decoration.
But the great scholars have shown us that
to gain the true essence of the book, there's three aspects, and that is tasin Tilawat it or to double it, what you have to back our MIDI. So the first is to read it with Tajweed, to learn how to read it with in the proper way. Second is to reflect on its meanings. And third, is to follow it to commence. So this class really is focusing on the second part, which is to double it. And that is to start to now think about what is actually in the book. And if we can recognize
the profound nature of the Quran, this is literally the words of the Creator of the heavens and the earth, revealed to us from above seven heavens, then we can begin to really look at it in a different way. And that is to look at it not only for ritual, but to look at it for meaning and guidance. And so in this light, there are many different ways for this to dub Bush. And we chose the concept of a jazz. And that is the miraculous nature of the book of Allah.
Other scholars looked at it merely from a grammatical point of view, or merely from
a calm the laws that come out of it. But we want to look at it in relationship to the miracles. And as we understood in the last session,
a miracle itself. Because we have in our literature, in our understanding mortgages. There's a concept of mortgages, this comes from the verb agile, and agile is to be unable to do something, something that sort of beyond you. Right and so a more Jezza is a miracle given to
the Prophets. And the term that use if it happens with a person who's not in a prophetic state is Kurama. So there's difference between more Jezza and karama margins that comes to the profits. But karama can come to somebody else who's not a prophet. But yet Allah bless them, literally to have a miraculous event to take place. For instance, to give you an idea of Kurama, one of the great leaders, the great Khalifa was Omar Abdullah topra dalawa
when he took over as the leader of the Muslims, the Persian Empire had attacked the Muslims from the eastern side. And it was a major empire with a huge army and the Muslims had to defend themselves. He said forward Saudi but ABI Waqqas radula Juan and his forces into Iraq. And when they were in a particular area of the Tigris Euphrates region, there was a group of the Muslim warriors led by a person named Saudia or their loved one. And they were moving to carry out a mission and in front of them was a mountain with a pass and
the enemy were an ambush.
So that if the Muslims went through this past the enemy would then hail down on them stones, and then surround them and defeat them and all that
Our hot tub was in Medina
and his report he was given the football of Juma and something came up inside of him. Some sort of feeling came up inside of him. And so he shouted, ya Saudia algebra.
Right. And obviously, the people in Medina
probably looked at him like, you know, something's wrong with him because Saudia is 1000 miles away or so. But he said, and then it is Saudi Air reports later that they heard Omar's voice like booming loudspeaker through for us, you read like a loudspeaker, saying, Saudia the mountain.
And then, when they thought about that, then they re analyze the mountain, and they were able to strategically move and to defeat the enemies. This is karamba, they did not have mass communications.
And it's something purely a gift from Allah subhanaw taala. And this is what you can call. And this is a definition that we had. So because the scholars bring definitions, you get a lot of books on miracles of the Quran, it is a supernatural event. So this event which took place, again, it could happen to a prophet, or someone is not a prophet, it's a supernatural event, the acting doing performance information of which is beyond the scope of man's abilities, and understanding.
So at that time, it is beyond their scope, to be able to communicate, sound,
you know, all the way over to Iraq and Islam today, that's not that strange.
We have the ability to communicate, and then to increase the sound in the other area.
With a good sound technician, a good crew, like we have here at it, you could boost the sound, and save the Muslim forces. But in those days, that's beyond their understanding, that supernatural supernatural, you see, so people are
unable to do something like this. This is the miracle. And the other part, which is important, that is said by other scholars, is that this miracle cannot be magic.
It cannot be magic, or deception.
And magic, we know is a science dealing with the jinn with demons, and dealing with deception. It cannot be something done through the so called Magic forces and it cannot be a trick of the eye. You have some magicians today, who can actually psychologically move your eyes and your sight and you can't notice something that is actually happening. That's a deception, right? So that would not be considered a miracle. Okay. And the miracles, we know that the great prophets of the of the great prophets as a universal, there are some prophets who are considered to be the most resolute in carrying out a message from them was Ibrahim Alayhi Salam. And Ibrahim was, as you know, was saved
from a fire he refused to believe in the idols of his people at the time living in Iraq. And because of this, and with the big idols that were there, he put, he smashed the idols left one, put a stick in his hand. And when they returned, he said, Ask your idols.
So they realized what he had done. And they gathered the people together, and they built a huge fire. And they threw Ibrahima Islam in the fire.
The normal quality of fire is destruction.
So his body should have been burnt to ashes. And some books describe it as a huge fire that they had. Not a little small campfire. This is a huge fire like a huge house like fire all in it.
This is the Quran Chapter 21 verses 68. And 70 is one of the places that talks about the fire became burden was Salama, it became cool, and a peaceful place for Ibrahim Alayhi Salam. So the quality of the fire is to destroy but yet it became cool, the opposite of the heat and a source of peace, the opposite of destruction.
Okay, so that is a miracle. And when it finally died down and the people waiting just to pick his ashes up, Ibrahim alayhi salam was sitting there.
So this is more inches.
Okay, and this is a famous one
Have the rule hasn't been a rustle also of the old Azzam Musa alayhis salam Nabi Musa.
As you know, he was given a staff and given power by Allah subhanaw taala. And the Pharaoh own at the time, the pharaoh
his power was not only technological, the Egyptians built huge pyramids, they had great philosophy. They were far advanced people in other parts of the world in many different ways. But one of their most powerful tools for domination was magic. It was magical practices. And many groups in the occult in the occult, actually date their teachings back to the pyramids. They'll go back to the pyramids and for Roenick
know, priests, the high priests that were there. And so he, the pharaoh gathered together the people, the priests through the sticks and ropes and whatnot, which turned into snakes Musa alayhis salaam through his, and it turned into a serpent and ate the snakes of the priests.
This was a miracle. This was not magic, they knew theirs was an illusion.
But Moses came and broke all of their illusions right in front of their eyes, and they actually embraced Islam.
They embrace the teachings of Musa alayhis salaam, and they suffered for that they died at the hands of the pharaoh, but refused
to give up anything, refused to change their faith. Right, so these are, this is another great miracle of the prophets, and the miracles sort of meet the times. So in other words,
the the the the power of the fire, the people in those days, believed in the fire, they were called my juice, Zoroastrians, and they kept the sacred flame burning all the time, they believe that the power of God was manifested through the flames. So flames were a sacred thing to them. So the fact that Ibrahim could now live in the flames, you see, this is something that's like, he's got to be like a god. You see, so that miracle met the times. Also in the time of Musa Islam with a great magicians that he had, this was right in line with what was happening in the times.
Now that one of the oldest out some of the great prophets of resolution was Jesus East La sala. And at a time when the you nanny, and a Romani medicine, their medicine was very high at the time. And they had developed a very powerful science, for curing people with physical ailments. But there were certain things they couldn't cure.
And so easily slam through the power of Allah. He
made, had the lepers, made them clean their skin, clean and pure, by the power of Allah.
He prayed for them and performed the miracle with blind they could see by the power of Allah. So he was doing things, which was beyond their medicine. See, so it fit the times. It exactly fit the times.
And that really is one of the powerful, powerful things about the marches.
And when you're in another period of time, and then look back at it, it might not seem that great.
But if you're in that particular time period,
it's unbelievable. The power of it is overwhelming.
Similarly, in the time of Prophet Muhammad, so seldom, he had a number of different miracles.
They were people Ali Ali, you better be taller Rhodiola one. He was wounded in the Battle of hybrid. The Prophet took his saliva and put his hand on it made dua he could see
he a large army, he brought in a vessel, you know with food, they all ate. Also vessel with water, they all use the water. Okay, these are for Christians will be big miracles, like Jesus feeding the people fish. Right? These are big miracles for the Christian. It happened to the prophets on Sunday. But these were what is called temporal miracles. They are based on a particular time and a particular place.
What the Prophet Muhammad SAW solemn was given
is an eternal miracle.
And that is because he is not the Prophet only of his time period. But he was chosen, as he said to, as the last prophet said to humanity and the jinn that the demonic forces until the Day of Resurrection. So therefore, the miracle that he had couldn't be one of the temporal ones, he had to be something that lasts, okay, this is the Quran itself. Okay. So, that is the power in the book, and what we are trying to extract from the book
are some of these miracles. And we can see now, one of the advantages we have living in the 21st century is that science and technology has reached a very high level. And so we are able to understand certain phenomena, which were mentioned in the book, people might have read it before, and not even understood what it meant.
But now we can understand it in a different way. And from amongst the different miracles in the book of Allah.
What is considered by the scholars to be the greatest miracle is actually, it's in the language itself.
And that is the fact that because of the fact that the Arabs at the time were masters of the language, they did not have fine porcelains, or rugs or palaces, but they mastered their language. And their poetry was a rich poetry. And Arabic is a very unique language. It's very unique language. That is because when you speak Arabic, you are using all the different parts of your mouth and your throat. When you speak English, we're basically using the front of our mouth.
Okay, if you start to learn French, you have to start using your throat now, right? Make certain sounds different between French and English. Pronunciation, right? When you start to learn other languages, you will see that you're using other Arabic is using all the possible parts of your deep throat, middle throat, upper throat, sides of your teeth, upper and lower, is using everything.
And it has a letter, DOD, DOD, the sound of DOD, which is not found in any other language on Earth. And so it's considered to be local to DOD, the language of DOD.
Right, so therefore, when people when Arabs traveled to other parts of the world, it was easier for them to learn other people's languages,
it was easy because their throats open up, it's already opened.
So that they could switch over to the sound that people are making, because their throats opened, right? If your throat has not opened, like an English, we are seriously restricted. It takes a long time to actually produce certain sounds right? And you have to literally sit when you're learning Arabic and other languages, and spend a lot of time just on certain sounds, whereas Arabic speaking person already has the equipment. Okay? So with that equipment and with a vocabulary that is very expressive, you know, then they could basically say what they wanted to say. So when the book came to them, in a form
that they had never heard before. And they knew their language, a person could listen to a few verses, a small little chapter, and embrace Islam, they changed their whole lifestyle,
because of a few words, right? That today is not possible for people generally, unless Allah is really blessing somebody, because language doesn't mean all that much to us today. And so, the court urn has a challenge in it also, it challenged our you know, humanity,
and said to them, very clearly say of the whole of mankind, called loaded stomatal into Elgin, Allah and yet to be Miss Lee how the court en la jolla tuna be met Lee, while cannot bow to home, Lee Baldan, the hero, say, if the whole of mankind and gins were to gather together to produce the light of this course and they could not produce the lack thereof, even if they backed each other up with help and support. That's a serious challenge. What other book can do that?
even the Bible itself, which the Bible has gone through a lot of changes, we don't have the original by
because the original Old Testament and New Testament were written in the Hebrew or Aramaic tongues, we have translations. But even the translations themselves, right change. So if you get old translation of the Bible, and you get a new translation, the language changes, this language doesn't change.
Right? And so this is a challenge. It's saying bring us bring it to us.
Okay? And it's serious because it's saying, even magicians
and remember the jinn.
And for those who have not early classes, the jinn are created from smokeless fire. As human beings are created from clay, the jinn are created from smokeless fire. And the first, the most powerful of the jinn is Iblees. The shaytaan himself on a caterpillar and in the beginning of time, when Allah subhanaw taala had created the creation, and as going through stages of change, right vegetation, animal life, dinosaurs, different phases of life on Earth.
Okay, there is a phase where Jen are created from smokeless fire. And fire has a lot of qualities in it.
Okay, and so the fire being created from it doesn't mean that they're little flames. No, it just means that they're created from it. Like we are not pieces of clay. Right? But the elements of the clay itself, of the earth are actually within our bodies. Okay, so this quote, then is saying, If you gather all the jinn, all the human beings, everybody together, you're not going to be able to deal with this. Okay? And this challenge comes in many different ways. So basically, in
based on what we studied the last time, and just as a summary for you.
Where has humanity failed? Where is the edge is, right, the Jazz is to replicate the Koran's literary form.
Okay, this is one of the areas the Arabs had at that time poetry.
And they had prose.
Okay, so this,
in a sense, was a new form of writing prose even had prose that had some rhythm to it. But this was a new form of rhymed prose. So in other words, you are telling a story.
You have a long narration, and it's in rhythm, perfect rhythm.
Okay. The Arabs did not have that before. When they dealt with their rhythm, their poetry, they knew their poetry, they knew the lines, they knew the rhythms. They even had different systems you could get into when you read in your poetry, this is completely different. Okay, so nobody has been able to replicate this happens. And they tried. And of course, this is an Arabic language, right? So if you're in Arabic language, they have tried to do this, they couldn't do it. Secondly, they could not match
the unique linguistic nature of the Quran itself. It's the use of language. It's how deep it is. And it's like, as we learned before, as the Quran is beginning, and it is saying to us left la meme Valley, Cal Kitab la Ray, Buffy, who doesn't.
So in the beginning of Surrattsville, Bacara second chapter, it says a left la meme, that is the book or this is the book in which there is no doubt a guidance to those who have the consciousness of Allah. Okay, now, the use of the Delica. If I will have an object and I say, it's close to me a book I say how the Kitab how the MaHA other, but if it's far away, I say valleca like this, and that, right? So if you say valleca in Arabic, you can't say it to something that's close to you. When you use Delica, use it to something far away from you, right?
So in this case, it says, this is the book. It's coming far away. It gives you a picture of the book far away, coming at you. Okay, this is a usage that they never had before. They never used the language like this before.
Right, and it gives a type of
to it. It's a richness and a usage of the terms. Three
select an array
they fail to select Arrange words like that of the Quran
okay the way the words are arranged, how they are selected, they fail to do that for they fail to select and arrange similar grammatical particles. Now, we have gone into some of this in the earlier class, it gets a little bit tedious, there are times but for those into Arabic language,
the usage of the different particles how they are used, never done before.
Okay, five to match the Quran superior eloquence and the sound
the little did really the, the eloquence of it. And speaking of something, which is happy, or something sad or something evil, literally the sounds change, the words will change. Okay? And
it's a powerful thing because for instance, if Arabic
you know has four, it has male, it has masculine and feminine.
Okay, English, we say he walked.
And she walked, right? Plural, they walked.
If you saw two people, you would say they walked, the two of them walked. Here's our group of women, you say they walked, good work men, they walked, use the same verb, right? But an Arabic every single one of them changes
from a masculine, it would be one thing, feminine. Another thing to another thing to women another thing, a group of men, a group of women, a mixed group. All of it changes. So for instance, if you listen to people speaking Arabic in another room, if they speak in classical Arabic, right? And it's far away, you didn't hear the tone of their voices.
You could tell if it's women or men talking
because of the verbs, how the verbs are, and how the sounds of the terms, right? Not just high and low voice. But literally the language itself. You could tell if it's feminine talking or masculine talk. So for instance, is when you say when you greet you say assalamu alaykum real really should say I should say a salam alayka
and for you, Islam, Allah ke
comas deplore. All right, and we say that out of respect. So literally,
there's a way to talk for different groups. And this, the sounds, gives you the feeling, it is a powerful force talking to you.
It's something powerful talking to you.
Right, this is a special thing within the language itself. Okay. Also people fail to equal the frequency of rhetorical devices. And there are certain devices repetition and use of certain terms. Nobody has done anything like this before.
Okay, now, the two points that we will be looking at more, and we'll touch on some of the other ones again, seven is to match the level of content and information.
Okay, so we're going to look at the content within the book and some of the information that's coming out of it.
Okay, because this is more relevant to us, unless we were Arabic speakers, and even people who speak Arabic, it's got to be educated Arabs, a person who's not educated speaking Arabic is going to get lost in the class. Like everybody, like everybody else, educated person knows the nuances and the changes in the language itself and can appreciate it. So for us, we we focus on number seven,
content and information and eight people fail to equal the Koran's conciseness. And its flexibility.
Okay, so it's flexible as for 1400 years ago, 1200 years ago, future
It can even deal with technological age.
Okay, that's the flexibility in the book. So we want to look at some of these different aspects in order to understand the miracles of the Quran itself. Are there any questions? This class has a workshop as well. So if you have any questions about anything, the floor is open for any questions. Anybody has so far, everybody's okay so far.
again, what we will look at in terms of the meaning to that we touched on the last time there are certain meanings
that apply to everybody.
So in other words, anybody who is faced challenge with this particular verse, or this concept, relative to science doesn't matter what religion you are, if you have no religion,
you got to look at this book and say, Oh, this is something.
I, you know how you do this.
But there are other meanings that if somebody believes in it, this is for believers, that you believe in it, it actually gives you another type of look at the book itself. And we're going to look at some of those meanings, as well. So tonight, for the first class that we have, we wanted to look at some of the meanings in terms of
the Earth itself. Okay, now, in looking at mountains, and we know the mountains of the Earth, I really spectacular. We are blessed here in Canada, with amazing mountain chain, especially if you go to the west. If you travel across Canada, it's a beautiful thing on a train. And you travel Alberta, and some of those areas where you'll see beautiful mountain ranges. And the mountains go right down into the United States, there's a rocky mountain range. That's there. on the East Coast, you have
the Appalachian Mountains, and there are different mountain ranges. And the science of studying mountains is a very interesting science.
Because mountains really play a very important part in the earth itself. And it is only recently, it's only since about 1960
that they were really able to
penetrate this science, this is tectonics.
Okay, so this, and because we have now the ability to penetrate even into the earth, with, you know, our devices to see below the surface of the Earth,
we are able to see some amazing things. So in one case, there's a famous professor emeritus Frank press, and he came up with with the theory, which is now recognized because of our technology, that the mountains have underlying roots.
So in other words, just like when you see a tree,
right, the real tree, the strength of the tree is below the ground.
And based upon what type of a tree it is, and what its needs are the roots will actually move underneath to support the tree. So the little things sticking up, that's not the whole tree. Okay, it's the same thing with mountains. And
they came up with the concept that
the roots, these are deeply embedded in the ground. And thus, the mountains have a shape like pegs.
They have a shape like pegs. Okay, and so the modern theory of plate tectonics, it holds that the mountains actually stabilize the Earth's surface. It's literally like like you took a peg and you pounded in
to stabilize it. Okay, so this is the concept that they came forward with. And
this is an example here of how it goes.
And they've come they use the Appalachian Mountains
but it's similar in the Himalayas and the Alps. And so the formation of as you can see where the surface of the Earth is, right and now below it,
how the roots actually go down into the bottom.
Okay. So this is the this is the concept of
the plate tectonics.
the Quran itself mentioned, alumna Jalil Adame hadn't well gee Bella Oh Tada. Have We not made the earth as a bed
and the mountains as pegs.
We made the mountains as Oh tad
and the word Oh tag what that literally means when you set up a tent, and you have the pegs that you use to put the tent the Bedouins will put them into the tent to hold your tent out. This is the otet
so the Quran is saying that the mountains are like this hotel that you put on the sides of your tent to hold it in place. Okay, so this is the description. And if you begin to look at different mountain chains, this here is the Swiss Alps and the Swiss Alps beautiful mountain chain in Europe.
is one of the ones that you're able to really see how they form because Switzerland is basically a set of mountains in a circle.
And it was on these mountains that the different tribes
formed like a unity.
And that unity type of what they call socialism that set up Swiss society.
Okay, and Swiss are famous today because the Swiss banks
are you have your Swiss knife, right?
Especially the banks that all the rich and famous put their money in the Swiss banks. But one of the important things about Swiss Switzerland is a type of
democracy or socialism that they have, that they have a rule where they listen to all all of the people have a say in the government.
And it was based upon these tribes that were literally in the mountains surrounding the base, right? That's the essence of what Switzerland actually is. But for us, of course, the key thing is the pecs. Okay, secondly,
in terms of the mountains,
Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the 16th, Chapter, Verse 15, and he set firm mountains in the earth, so it would not shake with you.
So in other words, the mountains are there to stabilize, it stabilizes the earth, because otherwise, because of the nature, the hot, gaseous nature, inside the earth, there would be you know, it would literally it's literally trying to come out, and the crust of the earth is holding the molten lava,
literally holding it together, right, and the pegs are literally holding the crust on to the lava and see it
and the weight of the pegs is literally holding it in from all sides. And if you look at mountains around the world, you will see that they are strategically placed
in order to literally keep the surface of the earth together.
this is a shot
a distance shot of the Himalayas
and the Himalayan mountain chain, which is considered to be the largest mountain chain is also you know, you can see it, how it is set in Asia,
literally and how it holds down that part of the world. Now the interesting mountain chain is the Andes Mountains, and the Andes mountains of Peru. Much much is in other countries, but mainly, you know that the it's an amazing set actually. And what they found out is that the mount is a spine, it dissect South America in two.
Right, so the Andes Mountains affects from the south Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, all of these countries that literally dissects South America. And this is a dramatic shot from the Andes.
Mountain you can follow you can literally follow the chain. And you can see how it's literally holding down the earth in that part of the world. So human beings can live
when you go north to the North America, and then you'll see the Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, like literally holding down our section.
Right so that we can live
Okay, so the the amazing when this was put this information was given to
scientists, they were shocked. They were shocked, because it's only from 1960 that they actually could penetrate the surface to know how deep the pegs were under the ground. That literally these things could be like pigs. They never knew that before because nobody could penetrate the earth like that. And the question is now and this is the args Now
how could a man who lived in Arabia 1400 years ago? Right? Bedouin society? No mass communication. never traveled to a place where a mountain was I don't think he even ever saw a mountain in his life. He saw some hills
right but not mountains like this of this size.
Okay, because when they say Mount Arafat
right? These are like Hills compared to this. It's nothing compared to these mountain chains. He never even saw a mountain
how could they go underground to know this?
You see, this is the jazz? That's the question you have to ask yourself and when it's put to people they can't answer.
They literally cannot answer the question.
Okay, so this is the first one we wanted to look at in terms of the earth.
And the amazing thing with the mountains any questions anybody has any comments or questions about this? Yeah, we were talking about we haven't seen any monitors
get the chance to see the chase
Yeah, I mean, like I say the mountains and hijas he traveled through
he did not they did not I never saw anything we do it on the top. They actually went along the routes below and passed by but never really especially the dramatic size of these mountains here.
Okay. Because they did not as
as huge as this has been, and then any event The important thing is not the top anyway, the importance is the bottom
right, how can you know what is below a mountain?
Okay, so this is this is an amazing discovery. That is in the book of Allah subhanaw taala.
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So, here the word that they look at is jawdat. And what this means is is that do you not see that Allah set down water from the sky with which we brought forth fruits of diverse use in the mountains there are white, red, of diverse use and pitchy and type of pitchy black. So, when it's speaking of this, Judit here is actually means
diverse uses like a stripe, you could also be used as a stripe, Stripe mountains and it says that we have made stripe mountains with red color, white color, or type of gray, black, different use
it it mentions the stripe mountains, okay, and people read it in the Arabian Peninsula and you know, mashallah, their mountains are very plain, because they don't have a lot of vegetation. There's no snow on the top.
Right, so it's very gray type of volcanic lava type mountains. But look at this.
And this is not a painting.
This is not a painting. Now remember what Allah subhanaw taala said, right? That he
you know, develop this right? We brought this forth, right? reds, whites, Stripes. This is literally the zaggy Danxia Landform in Gansu Province in China.
This is real.
This is a real mount. Now, here's another look at that. See the people there? Who will come into visit.
This one makes it more real to you. When you see the people there because that's like a tourist platform. And you look at the mountains. Look at that.
And you can look this up now you can you can Google it.
This is amazing. I mean, if you got it, this is something to go to China for. Right? Other than to buy some Chinese goods. Look at this.
This is unbelievable.
So it's literally what was spoken about in the book. And the Muslims in the early days had no clue of this.
They had no clue that this red, white, black, gray blue type of stripe mountains actually existed. They just accepted it. But now because of our advanced communication and travel, and this is a road see the road going through it.
Imagine going through this like
you know amazing thing like you think you're on drugs or something psychedelic LSD is something
yeah, it's like a painting
semi scientific proof of why it's like that. Yeah. I mean, I haven't gone into the science, there's something to do with the minerals. And it's something, something that comes out of it. That turns it into these colors. I don't know what it is.
Yeah, it's something it must be falling down in certain ways. And
if you can, you can later on, look it up tonight, and see what it is. It's so amazing.
You can get a lot of good shots online to have this.
And they actually had another one and Pedro. This one here is not as as dramatic as the one in China. This is this is not a good picture.
But they have a set in Pedro as well and Andy's striped mountains.
So this is something which again, was not known, obviously, by Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula.
It's in the book.
It's in the book. And now we can see it.
Now another area we want to look at.
And this is an amazing thing.
And, you know, we have a lot of stories that we grew up many of you grew up watching Superman and Supergirl Superwoman, right and kryptonite. Right from Krypton. Right? The planet Krypton, you all know the story of Superman. Right? And but this is true story.
Where does iron come from Hadith.
And this is so important that in the Quran, there is a chapter called Surah Al Hadid.
The chapter of the iron,
it's literally a chapter.
Where did it come from?
So most people would say, Well, it's a metal, they were just in the ground, and people dug it up. And you know, whatever. Now's when science looks at this now. Right? This is what they found out number one,
that iron makes up about 5% of the Earth's crust, you will find different forms of iron. And in the core of the Earth, that would be the gray circle in the middle. That would be the core of the Earth that this core is actually most as iron and nickel, another metal called nickel. Right, that makes up the core of the Earth. Okay. And you see the other layers that are there molten substances and whatnot. The scientific position, this is not our story is not a Greek fable.
Scientists believe that iron is an extra terrestrial element that was set down, it was not formed on Earth.
And it's not from Krypton.
It was not formed on Earth.
They cannot explain the origin and their their position is and you go to Wikipedia, go to scientific journals.
Is x extraterrestrial?
And literally, it came down as a meteorite literally like a meteorite
coming down to the surface of the earth. Now the core of the earth. How did that happen? Some scientists go I'm not a scientist, but they go back to the beginning. They believe that the Earth would like there was a big bang, and everything cracked. And as from the iron from that, that the core of the Earth, which got molten, that's where it came from. But that's not what's on the surface. It wasn't on the surface. And it was because of meteorites.
Here hitting the Earth.
So it came down on the earth.
Right and it formed.
This here is probably the largest intact meteorite in the world. in Namibia. It's 60 tonnes 2.7 meters, the whole by meteorite.
It's probably about the largest one that they have. That's literally intact.
Now it's in this is in
South West Africa,
South West Africa.
Okay, and meteorites are in different places.
meteorites have done a lot of things in history. They say that even some of the changes there's enough proof to say that there were dinosaurs living on Earth. And one of the theories of the dinosaurs becoming extinct is a meteorite hit the Earth and the explosion was so huge that it caused a major change in temperature
and a terrible winter.
Okay, it killed out the dinosaurs. So you have his bones now.
Because if dinosaurs and human beings live together on Earth, we wouldn't have a chance. You've seen Jurassic Park before?
We wouldn't have a chair. But that's not Jurassic Park. That's reality.
And you know what dinosaurs are the most dangerous ones.
Come on basketball fans, wrapped us.
Wrapped us, right. You know why raptors are so dangerous.
Because they work as a group.
Right, they communicate with each other as a group. And they move in the T rex is monstrous in size. But in terms of killing nature, the ability to kill the Raptors are the most dangerous group.
this is a meteorite on the right, that's like an iron, you know, like piece of the of the kingdom. Now, when the scientists also checked, and they found that the energy of the early solar system was not sufficient to produce iron.
You could see all types of metals and things being formed. But it could not produce iron. The energy to form one atom of iron was calculated to be four times as much as the energy of the entire solar system.
This is serious thing that you have when you get that little piece of iron there. That's probably some kind of plastic. But if you got a real piece of dagger or a piece of iron, right?
It's a serious substance that's in it. And when you actually go deep inside of it, and break it down.
There's there's no way that it could have been formed on Earth.
Okay, so the question is, and scientists are not going to say they don't want to talk about God, right?
They don't want to say there's a superpower up there.
But yet they recognizing this is an element
which is which takes all the energy more than a whole solar system to form. We can't form it. And it came down to earth from the outside.
Look at this, what is it leading to?
What is it leading us to surat al Hadid?
Right. And it's telling us very clearly, look at ourselves now Rousseau, and I've been begging at once one Xcel Na Ma Hamid Kitab while Misa Leah Kuma
Leah Kuma, NASA Bill kissed, while Ansel Nell Hadid
fie Betson Chedid
Wilma Nafplio Linda's. Okay, so this is the key point right there. One zonal Hodeida fee Betson Chedid. Well mana for your leanness. Well, yeah, Lamola, who may and sort of what was a little bit of ape
in the Aloha Korean Aziz.
And so in this verse,
it is saying, and we sent a four time are Messengers with clear signs.
And we sat down with them the book, and the balance, justice between right and wrong, do you believe we have the ability to just put you right and wrong, we have a choice, right? Every human being okay, that men may stand forth and justice, we sat down iron,
in which is material for mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind. The Lord may test who it is that will help unseen Him and His messengers, for Allah is full of strength, Exalted in Might, and able to enforce his will. This is a powerful verse here, look at this, look what it's saying. This explaining the story. The scientists said, this is an element which can, nobody can create
the whole energy of the universe four times over of the whole solar system cannot create one atom of iron.
Not even one atom.
But it came down.
It came down to the earth. And Allah told the story that we set down this. We gave humanity guidance. We gave people the ability to do right or to do wrong, and then we sent them IDT.
Right. And you know, you can find smelting what they call smelting centers that date back like three
where people actually started smelting
in certain parts of the world in Egypt, they smelt it in the Middle East. They smelt it in India, and other parts they smelt it.
And the unfortunate thing about people is that the majority of the times when the people got the Hadid, what did they do with it? They start conquering the other people. Because now your sticks, or you're fighting with stones. Or if you found some of the elements in the earth like bronze, you can find gold. You can find metals in the earth, when you strike with your Hadid. You smash everything in sight. Nothing can stop a weapon, right made of iron. And so they used it. Warfare came. You see, as the Koran is talking about, right, we sent down the iron, which was in it, right? It can make war.
And also great benefits. There's great benefits that come out of this.
And I can understand this my own My father was a welder in Massachusetts, and they used to make the chips for the American military for the Navy and Quincy place called Quincy, Massachusetts. And he used to work in big skyscrapers. Right? He's, he's a welder. So this is like the current Arabic had that. It's somebody who smelts. So there's great benefit. Look at the benefits that we have gotten out of out of Hadith.
The bridges, the boats, aircrafts, so many benefits for humanity, but at the same time,
terrible war and killing can come out of this. And so this is a test. It's a test. And it's interesting that Arabs would look back also at the end of this in Allaha Kawi Yun Aziz. So usually at the end of verses, the description of Allah, His names that he gives you, at the end, has something to do with the verse. So here it says that Allah is Kawi, which means powerful and strong. And also Aziz, I mean, he's translated as, you know, Exalted in Might, but as these also means, you know, there's no need of you.
Right, is exalted, and he can do what He Allah can do what he wants. So now that Allah is saying, I'm giving you attest, I'm putting this test in your hands. Right? It is Hadith.
And so this verse here from Serato, Hadid is actually
some of the scientists was a big conference in Jeddah. And they called this Dr. Armstrong, and a number of great scientists from Europe. They call them to the conference, and they presented them this this verse, and they were shocked. They were amazed. Because the knowledge of the fact that this has come down to earth is only a recent phenomena that we understand this. We just sort of took it for granted it was around. But what was the origin of it? What is the makeup of it? We did not know this. But 1400 years ago, it was revealed to a man in the middle of the desert, in Mecca, Arabian Peninsula, he was omitted unlettered person. So he did not study scientific books.
He did not go to university.
He was not even familiar with the science of the Romans, or the science of the Persians. But yet, this information comes. This is, yeah, Jess, this is the miraculous nature of the book of Allah subhanaw taala. And this is what we're looking at.
When we are looking at these verses, I want to open up the floor for any questions anybody may have concerning
this particular verse, or any of the things that are floors open for any questions.
So what we want to do also in this class is to give you a chance to ask any general questions. So if something happens during the week, and you have a general question about Islam, about something, if I can answer it, I'll answer it, this is a chance you can also
answer these questions and what is like in a workshop type of thing you get an answer. So are there any general questions that anybody has? This is a format that some of you may not be aware of, but it is open now. During this class, open to answer any questions that you may have. floor is open.
Should you be posting during the week? Or is it just like Tuesday night? Yeah, so basically it is basically Tuesday night. Yeah, yeah, there are some other classes that go on and other days. But this one is mainly Tuesday, like we keep it.
Yeah. The other general questions anybody has concerning this. So inshallah we want to look, we want to bring out some of the amazing, miraculous points in the book that you might never have heard of before. Also, we want to look at the book, from the point of view of believers. In other words, there are certain formulas inside of the Quran
that you can actually apply to your life today.
You can actually answer questions about what's happening in the world today.
And we looked at some in a previous semester, we want to continue this to give you actually
formulas for living, that actually come out of the box, that's a part of args that you don't normally see,
when you get books dealing with the miraculous nature of the Quran, they generally look at the science, but we want to look at it from the linguistic point of view, the meanings, right? The content, and it's not just content to be amazed with, but how can you use it in your life. So we want to look at some of the some sections that have this content base, also, to give you the best, out of the quarter. Okay, any other final questions? Anybody has?
Like, any assignments, anything like that?
Um, we don't generally, but this is a good good point, though. We?
Yeah, we generally what we do is, you know, we have interaction, you know, questions, you know, surrounding the things and the answers or whatever. But, you know, it is something to consider,
you know, if a person does a project coming out of it, it is something to consider, but we haven't done that before in our class.
We're gonna have any
certificates or something like that.
That makes sense. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, generally, what we have done in the past, you know, is give a certificate of participation. So that you, you know, you have, you know, participated in this class, you know,
signed by the teacher, you know, whatever, so that, you know, if that's presented to other Islamic Studies, teachers, they know, the Institute, and they know the teacher that you participated in this class, have to say no, but but this is a very good point, in terms of the projects, and definitely encouraged, if somebody you know, has any ideas about projects, but generally, we don't add in this particular class. But one part that you can take advantage of is the question and answer period. That's the interactive session.
So if you have certain personal questions, things dealing with Islam, something you didn't understand during the week, you know, we're even outside of this. Right? We have an open period also, where you can have that answered as well.
Okay, so Inshallah, we'll close the class and we'll see you next week. Have a safe journey home with Salaam Alaikum