Fajr Dars Az-Zukhruf (Verses 1-10)
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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So we're going to show the store a little bit longer, this is what I started.
And I would kind of advise you to kind of read along with me as we go through it. So to sort of mess around, I think seven to eight pages or so.
And the reason I chose it is because of its its purpose or the
the goal of the sutra and where it exists within the cluster that it's a part of. So there's sort of as a part of a cluster of sewers in the Quran called the howa meme, it starts with sort of the author and the sort of left off. And these two are all have a similar purpose of a similar theme. And they give advice for those who continue or for those who are willing to carry the message of Allah subhanaw taala. To others, those who are serving the dean, and serving people in the name of the dean. These tools, each one gives a piece of advice either something that you should do, or something you should be aware of. And so to refer does that for certain sure each one gives a piece
of advice with Robert talks about the importance of of dua, as you perform now, I mean, the importance of having a relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada as you go through it, as you speak to those who deny the Signs of God. So let's firstly talks about the importance of performing data with behavior, not with words. So the shorter talks about the importance of good company, people who are like minded, allowing you to actually
consult and get counseling on on your data as you move forward. So this is the beginning of the suicides within the with this group that doesn't give advice on something to do but it gives advice warns of something you shouldn't do.
And the warning is sort of Zakharov comes from then you can figure out what it's talking about, just from the name. What is the sort of mean ordinance or, or decoration. In Arabic, the core meaning of Zara is something that is that looks nice on the outside, but has no no essence, has no substance has no real value. It's just shiny, it just looks good. And that's the word. And that's the usage of it in the Arabic language for the Arab use something, there's a whole of it just looks nice. But really, if you were to take it, it's not. So if you don't, you didn't use that to describe gold or silver, because yes, they are shiny, but they actually have value, it was used for something that
just looks nice, you put it up and it's decoration. But once it's over, you're going to gather all of it and and throw it in the garbage it has no real value in itself. And you can kind of get them to get a sense of what the sutra is warning. The sutra is warning from the the mentality of materialism. And it looks at this at this way of thought or it looks at this perspective, or this mentality from a number of different angles throughout the sutra.
And it warns us that this type of logic, the logic of materialism, the logic of materialistic value for things is a logic that is broken. And it doesn't work for Muslims, it just doesn't work. If you're performing data, this logic can't can't be the way your thoughts cannot dictate the way that you carry your job, or the way that you the way that you live your life.
And I believe that it's an appropriate theme or as appropriate, sort of, for us to talk about Ramadan. Because I don't think through or maybe there was, but I could be and I'm this is what I think I don't think there's been a time historically, where the human being has been subjected to so much materialistic goods and needs, and such a culture of consumerism, that that that that we are a part of, to the point where it's difficult to go through life without being being pushed very forcefully, towards the scene, everything like that. Seeing success. It's hard to see success today, if it's not attached to a lot of money, or a lot of fame. And I want you to think about that as we
go through the surah it's hard for us to define success without one of those two things being there. And really, neither of those two things were ever needed. Islamically And historically, they were never You didn't need to be famous. You definitely did not need to have a lot of money in order for you to be someone who was successful in life. And today not only do we not only is it difficult for us to imagine anything different, but the generation that is growing up, defines it that way, which is a very scary it's a very scary thing to contemplate that our children are actually growing up defining success with both of these things are one of them at least. When when historically really
neither of them was a was a criteria.
or someone being successful. And I remember I gave a similar talk to this. And but it was it was a much younger group. And when asked, well, if it's not fame or success, then then what is it? Sometimes people just ask what? And they literally they ask the question like, What is it? If it's not like if you're saying that it's not famous, exactly what is it? What fame and wealth and what is success? If it's not fame and wealth and what is it?
And I was stumped for a moment.
And I even I was stumped. Like, yeah, what is I forget, I don't remember what it is. But but but, but obviously, there are many things. Obviously, the service that you offer people, obviously the relationships that you have, obviously, the peace of mind and the peace of heart that you're able to achieve in life, the good and the the good reputation that you pick up from, from treating people properly. And being an advocate of life. This is, this has this is what success was was defined by for many, many, many millenniums. But Today things are different. And I think because of that, there's value in US readings will dissolve. Because it really does. I mean, I advise you even like
on your own time to read through those. And just kind of think about that think about this logic is materialistic logic that is broken, it is broken, in essence, that actually causes that cause a lot of harm, and it talks about it and even that you'll see even the story that's in it, the story of Musa SNM that is in the Quran, countless number of times you lose count of how many times with Musa Musa as in the suit in the Quran, but then the way it's told us what the doctor have not told like that anywhere else, and then you'll you'll figure it out right away. Why? Because because of the focus that that disorder has. So inshallah with that being said, we'll start with the Surah it is a
an A late McKee. So you have this is how I kind of break it down so when I was there either either early McKean late to McCain early Madani late mid and he just for these four phases are the simplest way to kind of categorize as soon as possible and in terms of figuring out when they were revealed because I explained to you the the sequence theming of the sword it's a part of sort of how I mean that's where it exists in the most half. But then when then it has another dimension he sort of has two dimensions there so when it was revealed to the profile so that was it, I mean, it was revealed maybe the 60s sorta and something like that within the within the secret the chronological
sequencing of it, and it was revealed towards the last at the end of the of the Mackay of the mighty timing of his of his prophecies of Allah adios. And I'm sure the last maybe three to four years of his time in Mecca Allah Allah
so I will receive your seat shoulder some of the verses you don't have to recite with me and then I'll explain to the night out as some of you will try to go up to I am maybe number 10 or 11. We will be learning Nina che on everybody Smilla Manuel Rafi. hammy we will be moving in
our OB lagoon Lagunita after you were in houfy Mill kita Vila de la le Yun hacky
hammy at the beginning, are two letters, similar to LF la meme Alif Lam Meem ra Alif Lam Meem saw do calf high blood and puff and very similar all of them serve a similar purpose. They're all the way I look at it. They're coding at the beginning of a surah. So what does that have similar beginnings have similar themes and similar purposes, you will find out throughout the whole Quran. That's why this whole cluster is called Power meme every store and it starts with with ham meme at the beginning of it. And if you if you follow all the students that start with Alif Lam mean you'll find a similar basic background in terms of what the students actually explaining. And you just take that
and run with it and you find there's a lot of there's a lot of
similarities within the sutras that start similarly or have similar beginnings. And here's really no difference. And he takes an oath Subhanallah which I know will keep tabbing and will be in and he swears that I swear or I take an oath by the Clear Book or the clarifying book. Now the moonbeam can be looked at in both ways linguistically, it could be it could be understood as similarly to begin meaning it's very clear or it can be understood as something that is clarifying so will keep me moving in the book that is clarifying in Jalna who Quran and Arabi Allah Allah. Indeed we have made it or made this book a an Arabic Quran.
Obviously the people who are receiving the book are Arab.
And it would make no sense for them to receive a book in a language they didn't speak or in a Yanni dialect that they couldn't understand. So when we when the wandering comes around, well, if this is the final book of God, then why is in error, the Arabic language well, it's going to be in a language. There's no universal language that Allah subhanaw taala you're snubbed and decided not to send the Quran in it. Every group of
People will have their own their own tongue that they'll speak. And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam beginning has dealt with speaking to the Arab within within the peninsula, then it was only natural for the book to be within their their mother tongue. I let them talk to you soon so that you made so you're able so hopefully this is what I look for me so the hope is and the goal is that you comprehend to afternoon that you understand that it makes sense to you what we're going to say and then you can see right off the bat the sort of starts pointing towards something in the houfy Milky tabula Dana and indeed, this book feel milky tab now on multi tab. This is a phrase that refers to
Allah subhanaw taala has infinite knowledge
when he says But Quran Majeed, lazy okay was reciting in a few moments ago but about Quran Majeed, Philo him my fooled. So when you take a low handful, and you hear about Omalu Kitab scholars historically have have differed on exactly what all this is. And we don't know for sure. And there's really no way for us to know for sure what it all is. But what we do know is that anything beyond the book that we're reading, is basically Allah subhanaw taala infinite knowledge there are things that only Allah subhanaw taala knows about. And he will refer to his infinite knowledge to the fact that He is omniscient, and he knows what happened in the past. And what will happen in the future
refers to it in words like lako multitap, for example, and he will refer to it sometimes in words like, look, no hidden mifold at the end is pretty much the same yam Allahumma yesha will used to be to wear in their home will kitchens with the ranch, for example. So use these phrases to refer to something to do an aspect of knowledge or to a collection of knowledge that only he Subhana wa Tada has access to.
And this is where the concept of something MK two becomes problematic for a lot of people.
And this is something that I'm, I'm tired of discussing with my younger brothers and sisters, it's just getting, I'm getting fed up with it. So they come in to tell you if it's my job, then why am I why am I doing it? Yeah, at when he says that something's McTigue subhanaw taala, he's referring to the fact that he knows about it, meaning it's already noticed, and it's in a book of knowledge that he knows about no other creation or creature has access to that book of knowledge, meaning the future, what it holds, is something that is only known to Allah subhanaw taala himself. That's it, no one else knows what you're going to do next. Now, if you struggle with that, on a on the level of
saying, Well, if he knows what I'm doing, then how exactly can you justify that I have freedom of choice? Well, really, the problem with that argument is that you are literally equalizing the nature of your knowledge with the nature of the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala. Because the way you know, the future is, if the thing that's doing whatever it is doing is programmed to do it, meaning if you pull the car, you turn it, you direct it towards the pillar and you send this, you can predict that it's going to slam right into the wall, because it has no choice. That's the nature of my knowledge. That's the nature of your knowledge. If you're sitting in front of a computer, and
you've coded something, and before you press enter, you can predict it when I press this, this is what's going to happen because it has no choice. It's programmed to do that. Now if you believe that Allah subhanaw taala has knowledge is equal to yours, the same thing, meaning if he knows the future, that must mean that he pre programmed us for something, then you're basically equalizing yourself to God. And that's a problem on its own. Meaning that sin on its own is very problematic, because Allah subhanaw taala yes knows the future, but without you being programmed. And if you wonder, well how my answer is because He's God, because He is Allah subhanaw taala that's the
difference. That is the difference.
That he knows even though you're not programmed, if you're wondering how well when you meet him, Subhan Allah Tada, you can ask the question, and he can see you maybe maybe or maybe at some point in gender, we're able to actually comprehend some of this stuff. But really,
it comes from the human arrogance of always wanting to compare ourselves to Allah and assuming that whatever he does subhanaw taala he's doing it similar to us in the Quran tells you the exact opposite. There is a chemistry he who was semi pro Elbasy it he sees any ears but nothing is like him. He is not like anything else. Stop comparing.
That's the end of the rant. We're in the hole fee on milk eater, Bella Dina, Allah Allah you know, Hakeem, Lindy this Quran within our infinite knowledge is described as Ali a very high status Hakeem as very wise.
The Quran being described as both of high status, high regard and wisdom.
Because not everything is as measurable. And you're wondering, well, why did he say that? Here's Subhana wa Tada because the sooner right off, the bat is going to start pointing out to you things that are not tangible, that are not measurable, that are not a part of the observable universe. omole keytab, that Allah subhanaw taala is not something that we can ever have access to, and it's not measurable. And you'll never know about it. And it's not something that science is going to be able to access and you're never going to be offered any measurement
units that will allow you to, to deal with it.
And the and the logic of materialism does not allow for such thoughts to exist, doesn't allow for such way of thought to actually even be there. And the sort of starts pointing out these little, little, little gems so that we continue to contemplate that a part of you being there is no faith on the face of earth, on the face of this earth that
that encourages critical thinking like Islam does.
No point in your life are you ever required to follow anything blindly, ever? It's not a part of being a Muslim.
But there is a part of believing in Allah subhanho wa taala, that forces you and me to believe in light, that there are things that are unseen. There's a part of this world that we don't know about, that we can't access. That is not measurable, that is not observed observable, that's a part of being that's a part of believing in God. You can't actually believe in Allah believe in a deity, and then expect there'll be to be nothing that is unknown to you, or nothing that is unmeasurable to you. That's why he calls himself supine with that I only will he be assured that he knows that which is unseen and that which is observable and seen. The problem was dealing with the unseen. The
problem with dealing that part with the parts of life that is not measurable that is not tangible, that is not observable within the universe. Is is the hikma of what to do with it.
Is the hikma what do we do with it? What do we do with that which we don't know? How do we deal with jinn, for example, we'll be there in a different realm, we don't even know we have no idea exactly where they where they exist, and not a part of the of the universe that we're living in. They're not a part of the reality that we have. So how do we understand them. And the problem with dealing with value, the problem we're dealing with anything that is beyond our ability to measure is that it does cause people to walk down a path of superstition, it does cause people to stop me using critical thinking processes to actually come to conclusions. And being a Muslim is just being able to hold on
to both. You can't have a Muslim cannot afford to swing the pendulum in one in one direction over the other. You can't afford as a Muslim to deny that the part of life that is that is unknown to us that is unseen, that is spiritual, that comes from Allah subhanaw taala directly, that we're never going to actually be able to measure. And we kind of swing the pendulum in the direction of saying, you know, of leaving dunya and not being a part of it and not actually affecting it and not planning things out properly. And understanding how the world works in you by using an excuse that Allah subhanaw taala will grant us whatever he will or by law and further will happen in the way. Both
approaches are very ill ill defined and they are incorrect. And Suzuka is just is just taking, taking this pendulum and just kind of centralizing it a little bit to say that both aspects are very important here.
What are we at more risk of, we're at more risk of becoming extremely materialistic, we're way, way more risk even though even though we continue to struggle with issues of superstition within our community and our society as Muslims, but we're much more at risk for that today. And I think it's always been the case and that's why sort of Zakharov I believe a low item is of a certain degree of importance.
He continues to pioneer with item F and everybody boring goon was taken off hand and going to Coleman was three Fein welcome al Sellner I mean, maybe you've been feeling wobbly when I D him mean maybe in movie he has.
shut them in home Bell Porsche. One ball method was really just a pile of dirt in the throat and the fifth verse FNL label onken was DECA software so this doesn't this is a linguistic conflicts when he says nobody will self harm
means that should we ignore you? Should we neglect you? Should we give you a pass? So we should we act like you're not there and just looking the other direction? That's what nobody will soft hand means. It's just I'm not going to go into the origins of the complex because it'll take a long time and I don't think it's of any benefit to you. But it's just a way of speeches a figure of speech in Arabic That means should we
neglect you or should we look the other way? I have an unbelievable uncommons Decra. Should we take away this reminder the Quran? Should we not send you the reminder and neglect to look the other way and send it someone else? And Quinton Palmer mystery thing because you were a group of people that committed to slough.
So you can see right at the beginning of the sutra is focusing SubhanAllah. What's the Eilat the problem? The Seraph is extravagance. The slough is basically extravagance, it's, it's spending more than what you have. It's a way of thought and I talked about this not too long ago in the hookbait Nia at lmm. It's one of the one of the challenges that who dallisa lamb had, dealing with with extravagance, dealing with materialism, dealing with people who, who valued wealth more than that
More than it should, and they spent more than they had. And they were not conservative with the name of Allah subhanaw taala. So they mistreated it and they misused it.
And that's what this stuff means. So Allah subhanaw taala asking questions, rhetorical question, because the answer is no, you're still gonna get the dhikr. But do we neglect giving you the difficulty with neglect giving you the Quran? Just because you're a group of people who are Muslim, even, who refuse to be moderate in the way that they deal with? What Allah subhanaw taala gave them with their wealth? And the answer is, of course, no, we're gonna give it to you anyway, we're gonna send you your way, even though you've walked down a path of slough, of wasting or being wasteful of the namah of Allah subhanaw taala. being wasteful of the dunya. And being very focused, if you're
Muslim, is someone who is very focused on on what they have, and what they would like next. And they're using that, to buy even more into and to accumulate more into and to possess more. It's an ill way of thought, when we when we were not able to identify the fact that that materialistic possessions Don't, don't bring don't you can't buy happiness with them. They're not as meaningful to us in life as as,
as we're being led to think they are over the last maybe couple of decades, they just don't do it. This emptiness that you find inside of you, you're going to try and fill it up with a lot of things and money and possessions is going to be one of them. And you'll throw all of your throw a house in a car and maybe a few cars and maybe a cottage and it's not going to get smaller, that emptiness inside will just keep on getting better, bigger. It just consumes more and the more consumers the more hungry it gets. And the more at once and nothing's ever enough. That's where the prime value salatu salam was say, Willa, yummy. Now Joe Femina your own company, Adam Oh, from me, Adam,
Electra, Rob, nothing will ever actually fully satisfied that human beings grieved, except Except the dirt and soil and that and that's referring to death. It's only when you're dead, that you fully understand what this all was, you fully understand the value of everything that you had, and everything that you wanted, and everything that you did not get and everything that you neglected and failed to achieve, and failed to actually possessed and obtain in your life, that's when you fully understand the value of it. And you'll find out that all the money in the world was not worth an hour with your with your sibling, or an hour with your parents or an hour worth your kid, that
all the money in the world was not worth a day going by with you. And on bad terms with a relative in your life. It just wasn't worth it. And Dunia it seems like you know, this makes no sense to someone who doesn't. And most of them will not understand any of this stuff, this nerve when you're talking about. But when you when we've passed away when we're in the dirt when we go back to being soil, which we are right now when we're before, when we go back to that it becomes extremely obvious and clear that we were just a piece of soil that was enjoying another piece of soil. And there was nothing to this world more than that. And really what mattered were the aspects of life that cannot
be measured with soil that don't have a weight to them. The love that it's in your heart and the appreciation and the gratitude, and the closeness and the connections that you build, this is what's going to stay with you. And this is what bring hap brings happiness, by the way, if you want there's a Harvard study that went on for over 10 years, and the the goal of it was to measure was to look at outcomes of happiness. And they took a number of students who actually went to the to the university and he followed up with him 10 years it's a lot one of the longest social circle psychological studies that were ever that was ever done. And you get there's a full TED talk on on if you want to
go and listen to it and learn a bit more. And they looked at these people 10 years later, and the acute and they interviewed them prior and they interviewed them after and tried to figure out what is the thread what is the common thread amongst these people that allow those who are happy to be happy and the conclusion wasn't a silly conclusion of Allah he that you know, card a couple of Harvard professors, professors need to do a study to come up with because we all knew this early on before the reason the happy people are happy because of because of relationships. What made them happy were good relationships. Those who had
strong marriage and were close to their parents and close to their siblings and had a good social network. Those were the people who are happy had nothing to do with their income. It had nothing to do with their income after NAFTA.
The studies today is that say after 65 $70,000 $80,000 tubs the human being finds no happiness in more accumulated wealth. Anything you're making over seven it means nothing. It's not it's not adding to your happiness. I know we think it will. No no once I started making this number once it was it was just six digits, then I'll be that no you're not I'm just just so you know, it's not going to make a difference if how you are proud prior to that is probably how are you going to be after that it's not going to be I know that we're waiting for it. But once you get the six digits nothing What do you think is going to happen? What do you think? What do you think he's going to
open up in a new you're gonna enter some new dimension and and suddenly you're you know you're gonna wake up just as upset and depressed as you did before. Unless what change
ranges are the meaningful aspects of life which is which is what your relationships? And isn't that what what Allah offers? What does Allah subhanaw taala actually offered to us? Besides the relationship?
What is the author? Really? What? If you think about it? What is what is what is Salah really? And what is it? Is it anything more than a relationship?
What does it do like when you finish your period does? Did you see like a virtual checkmark go up for you on a checkbox? Is it not what happens? It's just a relationship, you're building something with him Subhana wa that's meaningful. And that's what brings happiness is what we know brings happiness.
So he thinks we're not going to neglect or stop giving you the vicar just because you're Muslim. And we're gonna keep we're gonna keep on telling you this, whether you like it or not, and then he gives an example will come out of setting that I mean, maybe you and Phil are willing, and we have sent many, many prophets previously to the preceding and the earlier nations. Well not yet to him in Nabhi, and all these nations before every time a Prophet was sent to them. In Lacan will be here yesterday when they mocked them. They mocked them. Mockery is one of those key words you'll find in the Quran follow the concept of mockery in the Quran. It is always something that is describing the
disbelievers and they're always mocking their profits because of something that is materialistic in nature. They're mocking them because they're poor. They're mocking them because they're weak. They're mocking them because they're young, they're mocking, they're mocking them because they're different. You know, this is, this is the repeated theme of every act of mockery that exists within the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is something worth even us going through and, and pointing them out in the Quran as they go along. So here Allah subhanaw taala didn't explain in detail what happened, but you get the sense because you read other parts of the Quran, so you know, you know
that the mockery is going. This is the this is a problem of mockery. When you're making fun of people, you're usually not making fun of people because of something of substance. You're not going to make fun of someone because they're very meaningful and they're very deep, very knowledgeable, and they're very wise that you're not, you're gonna make fun of them for something for something materialistic. You're gonna make fun of them for something that's the way they look for the way which is that which is the which is the common theme of of how disbelievers treated prophets throughout the Quran. For alakina, I shut them in whom Dr. Shah, so we,
Allah, Allah is for its destruction or to destroy, or to bring demise upon or should or to bring an end upon something for letting them in bring we brought an end upon them
or shut them in humble posture upon those who are much stronger and abolish is savagery is being a savage, not in the good way or the good sense of the word that is used today but actually going
back to his always was always referring to the following is always referring
to an army or a group of people, that is destroying another
non differentiating mean and under undifferentiated way, mean just taking out everything. It doesn't matter whether it's a child or a lady or a person or a civilian or a tree, the bush is just is just wiping everything out. Now this is something that we're not any unfamiliar with, even in modern times, but this is the word that's used in Arabic and English is to destroy everything leave nothing. But HELOC now I shouldn't demean him but pusher he thinks the penitentiary brought the end to a group that had more backlash than the group that you're speaking to Yasuda, la sala ani cyber Salem, can you speak into Quraysh
he brought it upon those who had more savage savagery in them than than the group that you're speaking to? Well, my BA method welline. And the example of these preceding nations has been the same, it's been the same thing. We give them a lot, they become powerful, they become wealthy, and then they turn into boats and they start mistreating others and they start just because because everything is when everything is weighed, when everything is valued, and you buy $1 Anything is valued by how much money you have, or how much something is worth the world, the balance of the world is destroyed. That's why That's why people starve around the world when they're when there's
more than enough sustenance for all of us. The reason is, because there's no value in feeding certain groups, there's just no value. There's just no money in it. There's no money in it. So there's the fact that there are living breathing soul, starving, requiring food and you have something to give isn't enough for people to actually put something forward and this and this imbalance and this very unfortunate way of us viewing the world.
I can tell you examples in medicine that would that would bother you. I will tell you I can tell you about diseases that only affect certain types of people. We're very poor that till this day, we have very little advancements in that we have very little we haven't really did there's very little research in it because it only affects the poor people. And when it affects those who don't have anything no one cares about. I can tell you what other diseases affect a different demographic and, and the amount of research out there and the amount of advancements in new and, and novel
The medications that are being put out is ridiculous. And you wonder why this one? Not that one, I'll tell you, it's a very ugly reason. It's a very unfortunate one. But that's how this world works. Because I'm gonna tell you because because the way that we think, unfortunately is not is not the right way. And this is
going to poke at, you're gonna see it like this is just a little this is the we're just doing the introduction today, there's an introduction of the sort of the actual meat of it will come. And when we start reciting tomorrow, or we say tomorrow versus then I'll let everyone leave, whether in whom and Hala.
Hala Cohoon Allah as easily. Lady Lidija, Google or Obama the word gyla. V has to do with Allah Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala. In this last piece of the introduction, he poses a fact and if you ask them, and I swear to you, if you ask them, you've asked the disbelievers in Mecca. This is the this is the norm of the Arabs and Mecca mancala customer who created the cosmos and the earth who created all of this, forget about who made all of this and you didn't so did, they who don't know Hala Kahuna, Aziz Ali and they will say the one who created all of this is the unfathomable Aziz subhanaw taala and the omniscience challenger ledger and the in these two names come together quite often as he's leaving the Quran, because the unfathomable the Wonder is well if he's unfathomable and he's
unreachable, then maybe he just doesn't know what's going on because he's not far in distance. So I leave is to is to is to correct that concept that No, no, he is. Yes, I know that it unfathomable and beyond your ability to reach and you're beyond your ability to affect but he is definitely omniscient and He is all knowing of what is happening in front of you and happening within this world. So it's just a correction of a concept. If we don't know halacha Han nella Azizullah Aleem, then the question becomes, why do you have idols?
If you're if you're saying that yes, there is a God that is much beam that's beyond everything that I understand. He realizes he's way beyond anything that I can imagine. He's beyond my reach subhanaw taala in every way, and he's omniscient, who is all knowing that why do you have an idol? When you think about it, this is their essence. This was their answer. This is not made up. This is what if you ask if you took someone from Croatia just believer, if you took that with me, he said what was your head and asked him you know who created you'll say that is easily alien, he'll say hola. So you ask him then why are you there? What's the deal with hobo? If you don't mind me asking what is it
and it's just, it's just a broken logic. It's just a materialistic broken logic. Because because we want something we can touch. As human beings, I want something I can put in my hand, I want something I can see something I can polecat I don't want to be told that Allah subhanaw taala is outside of the realm of time and space. And I will never actually be able to see him during my life. And Allah subhanaw taala can is not contained in this in this reality that I'm a part of, I can't imagine anything outside of time and space. That's my reality. I'm confined by it. I'm limited and restricted by it. Allah subhanaw taala created it so he's beyond it. So you'll never see him
throughout your life. And your actual senses. You won't actually hear his voice you won't see his see his face. You can't touch him. You can't feel him play. But if that's the case, then Well, someone who's very materialistic won't like that. That's not That's not what I want. I want something I can hold something I can see someone I can speak to. So they so they took different idols and different forms. Some of the forums were just a piece of rock today, maybe it's not rock, maybe it's just another human being.
Maybe a cow, I guess to a certain degree. I'm actually more concerned about it being a human being. I'm actually more concerned about maybe what we've done.
Yes, there are groups done cows and that's, you know, that's their prerogative. But I'm what I'm what I'm afraid of are those for us. So we're reading this book. If we just substitute rock Sonam an idol, a rock with a person it took about a home or Habana home or bad I mean, doula. welcome you in Delhi, Abu illa huwa Haider, those who took their, about their scholars and their leaders in their into, and that's how we're gonna talk about our own in this in this surah. Because it's easy to see, if the materialistic way of thought isn't removed, then it'll just be a substitution. You remove the rock base, Saddam, you bring something else that if you'll bring something else in that is soil
based, you'll bring something else from this world that you need as a as a substitution, and it can be a human being. And today, I see this more than any other day before. I see today, our lack of ability to see people as people, we have a lack of ability to see a human being as a human being with their flaws, and to respect that and to be willing to walk behind a leader that isn't perfect. And to be willing to listen to someone who has fathers just like you. This need to believe that those who are going to lead or those who are going to speak or those who are going to actually help us have to be perfect have to be super people. But that's not the truth. And that's not the reality.
And that's not what the Prophet alayhi salatu salam did himself that's not even taught the people who came after him. That's not what the Sahaba were. That's not how life is working.
move forward, accepting that we're all flooded. And that we, we benefit from the experiences and you'd benefit from the wisdom. And we benefit from the leadership and the skill set of those or we're actually taking on a task amongst us is just is the norm of being a Muslim, the need to believe something more than to lead to believe to that there's more to this person than that, that is beyond that is actually a scary thing. scary and it shouldn't be there. But that's, that's what they did. They did it in their form, and they just they had rocks instead. I think we should, you know, I don't think that we're that different. We just, we just stop worshipping rocks, we just
changed a little bit to something else. Something else. Just think about that as an as a concept. And then he subhanaw taala starts talking about what he did on his creation. And Larry
J adelakun. Will Obama had the one who made the earth flat like a bed, even though it's not even though it's, it's a globe, but he flattened it out for you to walk on. And it's a bet it's a place that you and you're born and it's a place that you're put to sleep in at one another point in my head, there's a place that you come out and that place that you go back into, and let the gyro look.
What gyro comfy has to go. And within it, you'll find roads and ways for you to walk into the to discover and to explore, look into doing dunes so that you may find your guidance. So that you may see he just made a connection here. I'm not sure if you noticed it. What is the connection between the earth being being flattened out for us to walk on and for there to be roles within it and guidance? Guidance is spiritual guidance isn't guidance is not finding, having a map and knowing where you're going is not necessarily but he Daya is something that is spiritual for you to find your way for you to figure out why you're here and where you're going. And what it is that Allah
subhanaw taala purpose you for the moment that he created you, Angela, who throughout the whole suit is going to make these connections that the materialistic world is for you. And for me just signs of something that's much bigger, that's much more that much more multi dimensional, that's maybe even beyond our ability right now to comprehend and understand. We know the three that's as far as we can go in certain dimensions today. But there's much more to that. So he's continues to point that out throughout the whole sutra. And the first one is here, the one who made the earth, something that is not spiritual or something that is not unknown. It's very clear. You walk on the earth every day,
which I did a comfy has to Buddha and within it you will find roles that you will pursue and be able to walk on land. So that you may find guidance that you may find that guidance will end with that and I'll continue with Charlotte tomorrow. pakaloa Hamrick Shinola in the in the ancestral field, go to Lake wa sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad Anwar early he also published manga from Allah Heylen Baraka la vie comes later on