Quranic Reflections Ramadan 2023 #28 – Surat Nooh 1 to the end of Surat Al-Balad
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Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad while early he was Sabino but I finally lost my voice. Good news Tomorrow's the Hutton
prime do this Justin then be quiet for the next 24 hours as much as possible.
Usually early us a little bit earlier than this and then I regain it somewhere towards the end of the
time lost a bit late
tomorrow insha Allah to remind me to say that again at the end of this dust because it's half empty, when I say it every time I forget to repeat it towards the end.
We always just have a nice night. I think it's I used to do it to somebody back in the 90s. He's doing 27th Night, people would die. There would be casualties every night, every year because 27 things already has its own like little significance. And then you add him to it and it becomes ridiculous and people come from like all over the place. And then it'd be I remember praying the 27th night,
two and a half kilometers away from the Hassan on a street on a sidewalk of the street. Like I remember as a child like I remember doing this very clearly very vividly that we came to a point my dad parked the car he got out and he put this as Jada behind people wherever we were two and a half kilometers away from the home that's how that's how far away it was. It was people it it goes over over a million people altogether and they come from all over the place the traffic chaos. It's insane like the 29th night there is just very they they've done a really
good since they have really put a lot of regulations and it's not you can't do that anymore. We used to live in like I used to live in as easy as it was just a 15 minute drive to do armed robbery week and it was really just a payment you just got to name and then go to my cause
the harm is pretty simple. But I think one year I don't know why my dad was late or I don't remember why we were late maybe we just had to park the car we're praying not the huddled masses like an outside area it's very very wide where you can pray with we weren't even close to that like we were completely far far open to in between the you know the roads that take you to the different neighborhoods and but the of course the
sound system on the hunt was very powerful in the last night they I think they do something different they turn on certain speakers that they don't turn on throughout the throughout the year. So the whole city can basically hear the Hudson or wherever you're praying you can hear it basically it's not so difficult. It's very beautiful though and that's for sure something I
look back quite fondly upon.
Now inshallah we'll perform the content masala tomorrow on the 28th night, we usually only leave a little bit of the Quran left like just a
couple of pages of sewer from Saudi shrimps till the end is not too long. Because they have him the DUA is a little bit lengthy. It's around maybe 25 to 30 minutes or something,
which I'll explain the shoulder like how to you know what to do with it, I expect more most people to sit once or twice throughout it is the expectation. I mean, at the same time, at the end of the month, I think we're all tired anymore at the end of our rope. So if you can make the last night as long a shorter night in terms of prayer, it's probably in everyone's best interest in Charlotte. Tada.
All right, and we usually like to do some appreciations that night as well and to point out some of the successes and failures of the of the month and those who really push themselves and committed and helped us and those who didn't. So we'll talk about a few things tomorrow and Charlottetown and share it amongst you. And we'll talk about that as well because we're trying to figure out in sha Allah when it's going to be most likely Friday, but there's a possibility that it isn't. It's a slim possibility, but it's there.
And even though it may not we're still not doing eight here regardless, I don't care if it's Friday, Saturday, Sunday, there's you we're not doing it. I don't care why we're not doing it. We're not doing it either. Here, we're not like it's not happening like for as long as I'm alive. We're not doing it even just buildings to this building is not gonna do it. If we ever do or eat as a congregation, we will have to take a tent or a place outside where it's large parking. You can do it. I mean, the 27th Night of tahajjud not at all Yeah, we I was standing at the door like the people were up to the door, I had to send people back and over to Hyde Park, there's not enough
space you need. People come with their families and their children and you get to know someone back for you. You just can't you just can't do it. It's impossible. And it's get colder as we go along. So you can't really entertain people praying outside the entrepreneur in sight. And this is very, very limited, which is very limited in terms of where we can fit people. So it's not worth the it's for the for our congregation. It's not worth it like for people who want to come here they're not going to be happy with how it all runs. So I'm not going to entertain it. I think we if we're if push comes to shove we just go lmm and other centers that exist in the city. Hopefully it's Friday
and we go to the convention center. I'll be there in Charlotte, as long as it's Friday and Charlotte, Donna and I will go to the convention center the first Sona will be two prayers I'll be there for the first I'm not getting the football but I'll be there at the MCP and kind of greet people. So if you want to go there forgive me
and pray together and take pictures and give synonyms to each other then that's where I'll be inshallah for the first Yanni but are afraid.
The slight or the small possibility that
It's not Friday will just be wherever I'll probably have to give a whole bus somewhere because there'll be too many helpers being being given a different centers if that's the case, but I think most likely it's going to be Friday most likely will be Friday.
I don't think there's much of a possibility but because it's very rare that no country sees it on Thursday night. It's very, very almost unheard of that no country, as far as the way that we're doing this calculation plus some Moon sighting somewhere someone has to see it like, so I believe someone will see it. And even if it's like a half an hour later, after a show or something, we'll still end up having someone see it somewhere. And we'll be we'll go by and show it to them. Well, let's without further ado, let's kind of move on with the deceit.
Or the reflections upon the vs. ism is divided into four,
four clusters of sort of four groups of sorrows. The first group talks about the faith in general, what it means to have a religion, not necessarily this religion, but any religion that's sort of never knows the origin of this and never tells you, Allah subhanaw taala has narrative, meaning the story from God's perspective Nazjatar tells you what's allowed, what's going to allow you to achieve it, and will allow it to fail, which is your knifes, that's what he talks about the concept of the nerves. So it obviously gives you the ethical. It gives you the ethical compass that you need, and it gives you
the moral compass that is required. The second group of sutras from a Duke, we're 12 gurus, they talk about freedom of choice. They talk about its sanctity, it talks about things, how things are recorded, how there is accountability, or there is reward, or the margin of choice is very, very small, but do it properly. And how not doing anything is a choice. Or just watching and witnessing things as they occur is also a choice. The third group of students is from a thought of two lane and it talks about the Islamic toolkit. What is that you need? It talks about Tawakkol and Taqwa and Teskey and to spear and cyber and Mujahidin Ishiura, these talks about something and I've done these
are going to go to the summary summaries like we did last year. And I explained them in some detail you can listen to them. And the final cluster from Doha to NASA was called Kosala Mufasa. They're very short and comprehensive. And each one of these Islamic value like a small capsule, it's like a pill you take once a day you read the sword I understand it and and it gives it summarizes for you an extremely profound topic that was talked about in the larger part of longer parts of the Quran for pages upon pages trying to explain something very well condensed into one into two or three lines that gives you the same idea. That's why children are memorizing their children memorize and
understand it then they take the result as they say, and they take the essence of what they need to note without needing to go into all the details.
let's do a number I number 10 of noise. Let's start with number 10 Mr.
rooter BelAir. He Mina shaved on Raji the whole too stuffy Rob come in now who can
I use it in the sewer that will hear his thoughts.
He tells a story of how he put in his absolute best is a very scary story Surah Surah ignore it shows you all know Holly Sinha is preparing his his argument is preparing his defense because he's gonna come to Allah subhanaw taala was very few Muslims. I've just been in a very long time. So he started to the students basically us hearing him explain come up with his argument or his discussion of why it is that he didn't have a lot to show for and what the reasons were, that he's telling Allah Subhan Allah Allah
when Nicola ma TAO to whom mythography Allah Hamza Ali wasabia Humphrey Are there any him are still on the show with the boom so rule was about to stick about I don't need out to him she held I feel met in the island to the home or to the home is rara. And then he has to tell Allah subhanaw taala. He told Allah about his effort that I tried everything was there day and night in their faces, individually in groups loudly secretly, in confidence. I did I did it. I was there all the time. And they didn't listen to me. That's one thing. Good. What about the content?
You do that? Well, there's two things, there's the effort and then there's a content. Great effort with crappy content doesn't really make a difference doesn't help. Great content with very minimal effort also doesn't help. You need to have both you need to bring in the effort. You have to commit yourself the grid has to be there. You have to be willing to stand your ground for as long as it needs and the content has to be appropriate. There has to be the narrative that Allah subhanaw taala wants people to hear. We just want this beautiful hope above noise is it starts with this idea that the brother recited a call to Stubblefield back home in Ghana or fell I said seek forgiveness of
Allah subhanho wa taala.
Start by seeking forgiveness.
seeking forgiveness. It explains you'll see the summer article made a lot on what you need to do, the company I'm working with and you know, I'll come to nothing which I recommend. However, if you do that, then things will start to get better for you. Life will start getting better for you
Just start doing this stuff. Foreign scholars have known this for the longest time. But I think there's also a practical reason for why is still the father makes things better. Aside from the reason that Allah subhanaw taala promises, I think there's something else, or I don't think I know there's something else so far is a instilled system that allows us to improve. What is the bottom means is that you are identifying a mistake, that is 50% of the process of improvement is being able to identify something as wrong. If you can't identify something as wrong, then there's, there's no hope of it improving or changing or getting any better. You have to see it as something that was
wrong. So it's double bottom means, by default, that you've already identified that 1234 These are mistakes, I shouldn't be doing them anymore. And what it also means when you ask Allah for forgiveness is that you are trot you're planning, you're planning not to do this mistake anymore. There's a plan involved. Because you're telling Allah, Allah forgive me. With that comes the idea that I won't do it again. Which means that you have a plan of how you're not going to do it again. Or else. It's just it's just, it's, it's nonsense. If you got to forgive me, and you're like, Yeah, I'll do this tomorrow morning, for sure, then then this is not really an octave, you're not really
remorseful, you're not regretful, you're not asking for forgiveness. So so far has within it by default as a package of what it is, and identification and realization acknowledgement of the mistake, and a plan to stop doing it. If you perform this telephone appropriately every day for one sin, after 100 days, you have got written up 100 bad things, and you replaced it with 100 good ones, you've improved 100 points as to why it helps you get better. Stovall is is a civilizational tool that allows civilizations to do to do exist and to continue. Because as a group, if we were prone to fall as a group, that means we are identifying mistakes and problems and deficits in our behaviors.
And we're fixing them, we're asking a lot to forgive us for meaning we're asking for his aid for his help as we change. And as we change, we get better. If we do this on a personal on a personal level, or on a group level, it doesn't make that much of a difference, because the concept is still the same. The concept is that you're trying to improve and get better. And that's the importance of Mr. Club. What a human being or an OMA that actually performed just telephone, as a human being is an OMA that will continue to improve and become better day after day, because they're identifying mistakes are realizing and they're coming up with plans to get better. So that constant improvement
is what is what is to what actually is I think it's something worthy of contemplation.
it. Let's do it. Number two of museum
Laila Ali Isla
as you ran down from that mountain, so Allah Allah, you still have your Salam in complete shock of what he had just witnessed. The very little understanding of what it was, it took a few days before it was fully explained to him before he was properly introduced to who God was Alehissalaam and who he was going to be. So Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala would call upon him twice. Yeah, un was in middle. Yeah, a UN would recall him by that night. It would call him by that night. Remind him that the night take him back to it is a it's a reference of respect, obviously. But it's also a reminder for him out of yourselves. I remember that night. I remember what happened. Remember what
you were told. Remember who you met, remember what was going on? And he would tell him, it's sort of the resentment the the command would be coming Leila, pray, praying re during the night, stand during the night and prayer. Establish your prayer, establish your connection or relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. At night. He said it luckily, like except a little bit, make sure you have some sleep, Neil Swaha. But you do have Oh, of course, meno Collier, maybe a little bit less than half Ozy Dalai or maybe a little bit more than half what I didn't earn at all to recite the Quran clearly, properly in a way that you can contemplate and reflect upon it understand it and absorb it
was I'm gonna give the proper audio salatu salam, the fuel that he was going to need to continue this Dawa, which is what that Surah actually does for us. And
doctor tells us what ethical practices we need to have an order for dollar to work and certain wisdom tells us what spiritual practices we need to have in order for this to work. So now it was never supposed to be a burden. That was supposed to be a connection that you develop with Allah subhanaw taala that keeps you going. That allows this story to be real for you, and allows you to have enough grit to see this through till the end. Because without that connection with Allah subhanaw taala it's almost guaranteed that at some point you're going to give up or at some point you're going to get bored or tired, you're going to walk away. But having that connection with Allah
subhana wa Tada will allow you to continue to do it. It's very simple, even even in our normal lives.
Without a connection to a teacher or a mentor a coach to share a leader. The commitment to a cause can become very weak in the commitment of to cause can weaken
If you don't have someone that you refer to, as children, that's how we function like a child needs a role model needs someone to remind them of what they need to do or should be doing, done when they connect with so that they can continue to walk down the path. When we grow up, it doesn't change that much, we still need that. We've got more independent given. But without that connection, we without that clarity, we end up losing that, that connection of it. Allah subhanaw taala saying that the connection that you need is with me, connect with me so that you can continue to do what you're here to do. So when He offers us the opportunity, the opportunity of pmla is not to burden the
Prophet on a slot to him or to burden you. It's rather to offer you the ability to continue to do this till the end. When you think about his family of salatu salam it was six hours.
On average, it was six he said No sweat oil, because I was in so have a bit less a bit more. On average, that's five to six hours a night.
Five to six hours on a regular night. Not in the last 10 days of Ramadan.
All of Delaware has an hour and a half. With Russia. Thank you. So starting from Russia today with it. It's an hour 25 to an hour, 35 minutes, you can go to the stream and you can you can look at the timing. No now. And then if you come for an extra hour of 200 plus two half hours, and that's the best we do. That is literally stripped you are We are so proud of ourselves when we're done with doing that. That night is a colossal night that is that is a night to remember is an average night was five hours on
average night of PM, he prayed he slept at night. He slept during the day and he you know he was a human being who required sleep and he slept like all the rest of us. But that was average night. Tell us about yourself connecting to Allah. I don't think that there's any hope or even any point of even remote of trying to imagine doing something like that. I honestly don't think it's possible. I don't think you're required to. But I think there should be 10 minutes maybe. I think 10 minutes is reasonable. I think every night after Ramadan, I've 10 minutes or 35 minutes. Okay, five minutes have to work out before you go to sleep after Asia at some point during the night. But you do it not
as a sunnah. Not as we did, but as with the intention of PM, you're doing it to stand and speak to Allah subhanaw And you do it with that intention and you and you function that way you recite the Quran maybe if you don't memorize it and you don't know it by heart, you hold the phone you recite the Quran and you make the Roku and you give yourself a little bit of time so you can do the exaltation of Allah appropriately and then when you stand you stand for a few moments and you do proper hunt of Allah subhanaw taala and praising and so gratitude, when you make sushi would you stay there for a second and you actually make a dog when you sit you actually make a stuff out
appropriately. It will take five six minutes a day of 24 hours that most of us don't even ask your ask us grateful and how much time you spend staring at it and I will tell you that five minutes is not going to make much of a difference not gonna put a dent into the screen time that we are subjecting ourselves to on a weekly basis.
I think it's something to take from Ramadan and commit yourself after Ramadan the first night of Eid nine the first day of Eid at night make yourself a two minute five minute statement or you're gonna see at some point I hope at least Jana you know I guess 510 minutes pretty sharp and Gemma or something, give yourself a few minutes speak to Allah don't don't stop cold turkey don't rip it off like a band aid don't spend 30 days of every night praying for Allah subhanaw taala and performing pm and then suddenly just completely closed market and move on leave something he was commanded to do the aim of the whole night me Leila Lolita prayed all night except a little bit of it and he made
it easier for me told him half up the front was just pray on it. You need it you need it also Allah you need it but a lot of it as I was saying you're going to be able to carry this you out you need it you need this connection. You need this fuel. The Spirit needs that fuel and so do you and so do I.
what are we gonna do let's do 14 of the Emma
belly in son who Allah NFC he Belsey Euro, little piano gives an example of how dollar needs to be done intellectually. So it'll gamma talks about an example of Dawa that is a intellectual social and science an example of Dow with is based on desire based on Georgia based on the reward of Allah and certain was set out this example of data that is based on punishment.
It's a little piano within it. It's the only actual sutra that refers to an FC Loma, the blaming soul which is a part of how we function and the effect the spirit has on the neffs where it feels guilt when it does something wrong. In the midst of it I am number 14 He makes a statement Subhanallah Tato is really an insulin Isla NFC he will see you oversee electron when I
will see you right here
so he's saying insert I don't know if Steve also the human being is associate upon himself mostly
insight or highs insights and that that admirable
Alto is similar to Allah or for Herma. Or, and it's in linguistics, I don't want to get into it. So linguistically, you can look it up and get if you're interested in the Arabic language. But what he's trying to say here SubhanAllah. What's odd is that human being has insight on isms on himself or on herself. The human being is capable of developing that insight. We know what is truthful, and what is not. We know what is righteous and what is not. You can come and ask us any question you want. And you can sit with a doctor and argue for as long as you like, and you can try to convince people that this is why you did this, or this is why you did that. Or this was your motive. And you
can swear, and you can take oath cynical, but you know exactly what it is that you did. And you know why. And you can't lie to yourself, even if you try to, and you may be good enough and strong enough. And actually, it is convincing enough that you lie to yourself to you, you believe your own lie after a while. But you do have enough insight to actually be able to go back and say that was all right, because a part of you knows that you are lying. There's a part of you that sits there that knows that this is all a sham. There's just it. It's all of this all fake. And there's something that's not right about it. And there's no one welcome idea. He says, even if the human
being brings all of their excuses, I can't beat you in an argument. I can't beat a 10 year old in an argument about why they did something what they want to do you first you're going to win. I have no I have no access to your insight. So you're going to win the argument. But you know, just like I do that what you're saying isn't right. You will know that you're lying yourself first and to others, you know that this is not the truth of the matter, you know it?
Probably your Santos and I'm gonna say it I love outlook on any Hakuna Hana beho Jetty HeMan Baum. Some of you will be better at arguing their points than others. Some of you will come and they'll say this is my help della sola.
And there'll be there'll be better not arguing and then the other person. So he's telling them if I judge for you, if I grant you the judgment in October, Allah who thought I mean, I know I'm giving you a piece of the Hellfire if it's not supposed to be yours. You're gonna say well Rasul Allah judge gave me the judgment. I got the judgment from Rasul Allah, He said, Don't don't use that. I can only listen to your arguments. And maybe one of you has a better argument than the other, but it doesn't have the hug. Don't be happy that I gave you the judgment, you're taking a piece of hellfire if you know it's not supposed to be yours.
The human being knows, no one knows about you more than you. And no one has the key to helping you, aside from you. And if you realize that early, like if you've come to this conclusion, at a young age, the earlier the better, that at the end of the day, you have to take care of yourself, and the story of your life, you're the one who's going to write it. And no one truly knows you. But you and you can't lie. You can't afford to lie to yourself, you can put on a front and you can fool your parents, you can fool your teachers, you can fool your friends, but that's not going to help you. It's only going to harm you you're just digging your grave deeper, your grave deeper, you're making
it more difficult for yourself later on in a life to make a comeback, to learn early on, to use the insight that Allah subhanaw taala gave you to make the right choices and to be honest with yourself, and to come to the conclusions that need that you need to come to and then to make the changes and the choices and the decisions that you require to be the best version of yourself that you can be and that's what stoical Pm is saying Don't Don't fool yourself. Please don't fool yourself.
You can say what you want you can argue as much as you'd like with all of us. I have no way around. I can't I can't win anything. I don't even I'm not interested in arguing with you, your parents after a while I get tired of arguing with you as well. But you know, you know you have insight why why you have insight you know what's going on? Just be honest about it and do the right thing yucky don't lie and don't paint a picture that suits you don't pay to me this is why I did it just just get rid of all of that and be honest with why things happen and why things are the way they are and then address them appropriately and I think that's a healthier way of going by it as to eight of
whereas the layout to full
we'll play Munna Yeah. Are you playing Munna?
Who be miski? No. Was he mo su all because I wanted this one. So I knew which which way it was.
I planned this one specifically. I love this idea. There are two ways to understand this verse in the Quran where he says we are playing with a bomb and they feed food. Myskina someone who is required who is who was in need, financially, way a team and someone who was in need socially. What I see is someone who is in need, politically. People who are who are in need miskeen doesn't have enough money. Your team doesn't have enough people see you as a ruling against them. And he's he's he's captive. So they're in need, but when you feed people, you grant them some
degree of relief feeding somebody a free meal. I watch people in the 70s PhDs rush to a field a free meal. I work at a Union Hospital and I watch it whenever there's a free food. It wants people who are 90 Mashallah very wealthy, very wealthy, meaning, like very wealthy, ridiculously wealthy,
high accolades of
a two or three PhDs, and you say the word free food, and then suddenly, I don't know what kicks in, but then everyone's rushing to get their free food. The next enjoys a free meal. It does. I don't know why. Well, we don't know why. But it really doesn't. Because you weren't you wonder you think yourself, well, you have enough food. So why do we, but Subhan Allah is just a part of who we are. Because I guess from a biological perspective, psychological perspective, you always have to run that to work for your your food to get to work hard, you have to get the fight job to survive for your food. So the concept of someone just handing out food to you is unheard of in nature. So it's
still a part of us is like, yeah, yeah, free food. Amazing. So it's a really big, there's a lot of agile in feeding, there's a lot of agile and just feeding people, you don't understand how much how helpful that is. But that's not why I'm telling you this verse. There's a word in the middle of it, but I just want to be here, there are two ways to understand I'll be there to translate this to tafsir. For this, the first one, I hope beaming despite the fact that they love the food, the fact that despite the fact that they're hungry, themselves, they're giving it and that's a very valid and correct translation. And I've seen it and it's 100%. I agree with it. But there's another way to
understand this area, which is closer to my heart, and I enjoy it. If you go if you're lucky, or at some point fortunate enough to visit Syria at some point Yanni before the war
and you walked in the markets and you spoke to people, what are the most common things people say, you know, take this, I hope Allah will tell you this, I have been Nebby Allah ticket for the love of Allah, take it, take it for the, for the love of the Prophet, but ask for something give me I hope Allah give it to me just as it is, or give it to me. Maybe it was so it was used, like I would hear it 1015 20 times and I didn't even think about it. Like it's not even I didn't I didn't react to it because it was how everyone spoke. It's just it was the culture of the people as a culture of their that they always they used that term. I never intrigued me because it was so you take things for
granted, right? To take things for granted. And then I left and I never heard it. And now if I if I by chance I run into someone who's you know, coming from Syria, they're fresher and they use it to ally it tears me to little bits and pieces. Just to hear the word that there's still someone out there who understands what it means. And for the love of God do it for the love of Allah. There's no word there he just do it for his love Subhanallah Wattana but the love of the Prophet Allah, you're still out to them. Unless I'm gonna wait any more time I'll be here. You know, they're so lucky. I think the people who do things for the love of God are just love just for his love just because just
because they want to show him love. Because they don't know any other way how to show him love Subhana wa Tada he's not physically here. So we got to show him love. We're gonna do it for his love Subhana wa Tada. So we feed people who are in need of feeding and we're only doing it for the love takes away so much of the of the
embarrassment and the tension and the shame when you're receiving something when someone gives it to you. I'd have been Debbie biller here for the love of God take it, you feel like it's so much different. Like it's no longer like that I'm giving and you're receiving relationship completely dissolves because the person is doing it. They don't even they're not doing it for you. They're doing it for the love of God Himself. And that's just something that's so this soulmate is so huge, so majestic and magnificent that there's nothing to compare it to to begin with.
And I have to say I miss it. I really do. I don't miss the wording. I missed the idea. I missed the idea. Well, like you can go to I know places in Damascus, that you can go there and you can stand in front of the guy and say, feed me I'd have been there been this is to feed me for the and they'll make your sandwich and give it to you for free. They won't ask any questions. They make the sandwich they'll give it to you, you can walk away. If you just come in. If you ask if you ask based on that, then they'll give it to you. I know but I watched this meal I've been I've stood there as someone came in said I'd love to hear what you want to hear for now. If it's food take go move
that there's still value that still that that value is still existed. I don't think it's I don't know if it's the I don't think it's there anymore, or doesn't really leave much higher than people unfortunately. But the concept is beautiful. I think I think it's something worthy of contemplation need for Muslims. We'll take a moment of time. I know he'll be out of love, just be on the basis either. It's on the basis of his love supine and whatnot. And they feed it to whoever is in need of it and I think it's something really nice to think about. Okay.
What do we have up there? I can see it very well.
Let's do a 39 of number 39
that he currently owns
to the neighbor is a very powerful sewer. Most people know it by heart. It's very, very powerful.
It's called the news. That's what it means. If you want if you watched the news in Arabic, that's
number or number. That's, that's what news is.
So it tells you the story of existence. from God's perspective. It's like everyone has a story, a narrative of where life came from, what life is, how they're experienced it and where it's going from. And everyone has, there's no two people who have the exact same narrative, exact same story to tell. But I think instead of listening to others tell the story of existence, maybe listen to the one who put it into motion. But listen to Allah's narrative, or Allah is, this is how he sees life, delusional, and you listen to it. And that's why it's so powerful. And so I made this, are they asking me, but I never knew about the great story or the magnificent news. All right, let me tell
them the news. And he started an agile origami had elgiva he starts with the creation, and then the human being and then death. And then he moves on from one place to the other. The, the anchor verse within the surah comes right at the end, or at the end, it's like this whole, it's like this buildup is beautiful. Yeah, name this, this phony oil buildup of this soda coming towards just the end, not the last summer's one before where he says that is the day of truth. And then he gives you this, this anthem, where he says from insha,
Allah, the eat out a behemoth. And those of you who have the willpower, who care enough will have the right intention are willing to put in the world work will find their way back to their Lord. That's that's the wording will find their way back is your way back is your return. It's like, it's like all of us are on this journey of life. And we get lost quite commonly, we get lost, it's just a part of being alive. If we lose our way and you deviate, and then we don't know where we are a couple of years later, we're wondering what happened. I wasn't like this, you know, when I was younger, I think what what what occurred, you can't really identify even clearly exactly what
happened to you, but you're just not where you want to be or where you should be. And Allah subhanaw taala acknowledges that that's a part of your life. But those of you who have the proper willpower, those who really have the right intention and want it really want it, that machine or that, that choice, the ability to choose, you have, you have this, you have this will. That's what he you have a will. It's not the thing, you're right before you die, you have the will you're capable of making decisions and choices. You can contemplate something you can generate enough motive to get something done. That's a big deal. But not not everyone can do that. Like someone who has a goal was fully
committed to their goal are unstoppable, like they're a force of they really are a force of nature. That's how he was able to talk to somebody, they couldn't stop and they couldn't contain him. They couldn't contain him. If you have children, you know what I'm talking about. But they're really young, six months, seven months, a year. You know, they're they're very, they're manageable. And then something happens on the way I don't know what it is somewhere just around a year and a half or two and a half years, and they become uncontainable anymore, it's like life inside of them is way too powerful. You can't you can't control it, you can't you can't contain it anymore, you have to
let it you have to let it spread its wings in whatever direction is going to be. And that will that you have is amazing. When you want to apply it somewhere. You know it because when you really want something, when you really want something, you're relentless, you will you will stay up all night and all day and you will continue to complain and to push and to think and to talk to people until until you get what you want. So that willpower is no you have it. It's just where are you directing it. What he's saying is from insha, Allah, those who really, really want it will find their way back to their Lord. Just find your way work your way back to him. Subhana wa Tada.
Find your way back, don't get lost to the point where you don't know where you find your way back is waiting for you journalism is He created you so that you can you can come back to him go back, your ascent, your tone, go down to the earth a bit. Understand what I made, what I made was very,
there's a lot of elements to it. There's a lot of pain, suffering and agony is a part. It's why you're here you are here because of nature and the way it is. You can't complain about nature because nature produced us and everything about it is a reflection of what it is. But it's very brutal and savage and it's very cruel. But you don't have to be you can be different. Yes, a part of you is a part of there's an innate part of you that is like that. But you don't have to be like that. Just go and understand where it all came from figured out how to control and make your way back to find your way back to your Lord find your way back. Don't get lost to the point where you
don't know how to get back to it make it back. Because once you make it back what's waiting for you is amazing. what's waiting for you is something that only you were made to experience only you are going to fully and appropriately appreciate it. Every other creation doesn't have that opportunity because they are created within a very
specific for a specific reason, within specific limitations. But then, then the human being was a mix of ALLAH spirit and the soul of this earth. And all of the natural all of nature's instincts, that's it. And they came together and they made this creature that is just
very complex. And
it's just, we're just that's how we are.
There's something special, something different. That's why Allah Subhan Allah told them at a good price, right? This is this creation is different. I imagine any breed and mica Eid, and you're talking about creations that are way beyond us and power and prostrate to him. But why he did nothing. Yeah, the potential is the potential. There's a potential here that is that doesn't exist anywhere else. This this creature can do something very, very special, different than everything else that that you've seen before. So they did. He tells you in this story, as he understood, it tells you this as he goes through the the story of life and existence and everything. At the end of
it, the end of the news, right? If you're you're watching the news, but it's on God's channel, it's not it's the channel that Allah subhanaw taala has and you're listening to it, you will hear a certain number. And at the end devotee tells you make sure you find your way back to me. Don't get lost. Find your way back to your Lord. It requires a bit of willpower, but it's but it's doable. And that's why you're here. And that's why you're created and I think it's just a beautiful verse to contemplate Yanni and during these last few nights.
I don't know if I have enough time to Okay, I'll just maybe I'll just so the hot theme is tomorrow. It's not tonight.
The final citation will be tomorrow, we only have a few verses. Tomorrow. We just have a few students, I'm Shunk from Shanks basically to Innes. I keep it pretty short the last night because the DA is a little bit longer than the regular idea. It's important to remember that during the dot, that it's so nice. So you should sit down. If you get tired, you put your hands down or you sit down, enjoy the dog for what it is, enjoy the complexity of it and the way that it you know, over over the centuries of scholars have used it and have made it don't hold yourself to a posture that's going to cause you to not enjoy it you're not supposed to. So, and I'm much more mindful of time
than I was maybe seven years ago. Like I admit, I wasn't as I didn't care as much, but I'm more mindful of time than it was before. But I still think that is it's a sunnah dua, so you should definitely, you know, feel comfortable as sitting down, are you putting your hands down just saying I mean, it's all it's all that is required for a dog, you don't have to be in a specific posture for the dog to be to be accepted. That's just an important any piece to think about.
Another thing is towards the end of this month, and tomorrow, we'll have a few announcements as well. So you know, talk about a few things, just throughout, that'll be good. Just try to be as patient and as kind and as calm with people as possible, especially as this place fills up. And it's kind of limited in how the space that we actually have to be careful. I mean, sometimes there'll be kids, they're making noise sometimes there'll be people who aren't praying exactly you think or aren't standing the exact way you think or they have stuff in place. Just be calm and be kind and be patient don't ruin your Ramadan by an act of of cruelty or, or don't make fun of someone who came to
the masjid feel like they shouldn't have or feel like they are they weren't welcoming it. That is to me one of the worst sins you can possibly possibly
possibly commit pushing people back from the house of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada we're here for the opposite reason.
We just have to be considerate with one another we have to be to think about what we're doing is it harming people? Is it making it difficult for them to pray? Is it are we being too loud? Are we taking too much space? Are we not respecting their personal space? Just think about these things as you go along and we'll be fine really this because we all do this in every other other place I gave you work you do in public in public parks and in public we do this everywhere. I don't see why we don't you know this is the right place this is the only place in my opinion that this is like the number one place that these things should be should be properly practiced. So just think about that
stuff. And the area over here try not especially during June when it's when this place is full yesterday i We prayed everywhere. Every every guy needs centimeter that was available. There was someone standing and praying. So there's no space to move. We don't need people don't move don't move unless you need to like get up only if you absolutely need to go home or go to the bathroom. Otherwise, don't don't take a stroll. There's nowhere to walk. There's no there's no there's no space to walk, there's nothing nowhere to go. And you know women need to make it to their bathroom and Mittman because it becomes too messy if we don't kind of observe a little bit of that and kind
of see where we are totally unprepared. So just something to kind of contemplate a little bit in sha Allah and again, the hug Minister Allah tomorrow. And if you want to be there for the hunting, I would advise you come early. It will be first come first serve. We're not I'm not here. We're gonna be able to open the doors tomorrow. I'm not sure we're gonna be able to anyone outside it is freezing. So if you don't make it, it's okay. We're broadcasting you can.
You can go play out. I think there's a huntin. There'll be customers other places as well in the city. Find one. Make sure you know where they are. If you don't make it here and make it
somewhere else, you can listen to the DUA and show Lionni as broadcasted but we are limited once we're full we just won't have much we can do we have to respect the space and make sure that people are comfortable when they're praying and she's looking well here was that Allah Allah say that Mohammed
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