Ramadan 2023 – Quranic Reflections #22
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la rama Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad earlier it was lavish rain. Like I'm lucky to work illogical. Okay, I'll give it to you and you can help me. So tonight, we will actually, it's interesting, we actually won't finish the cluster, I thought we were going to enter the house, I mean, but we didn't, we're not going to do that tomorrow. So I'll talk about the how I mean, tomorrow, how I mean is just as soon as that began with him, so can explain them a little bit tomorrow. But this cluster from it now has up to a Zuma is one that I'm actually doing. It's a part of might have seen in Arabic sessions on Friday.
We're in sort of the,
we just finished with the SEC, so we'll be starting to suffer after Edenshaw Madonna. And this bluster talks about submission or obedience of Allah subhanho wa taala, it looks at that concept from a number of different angles. utiliza looks at it from the angle of worshipping when it's difficult OB obeying when it's hard, when it specifically when it's hard, because that's where you really show your true colors. And that's really how you prove that you're committed to the idea. So you don't just worship or surf or submit when it's easy, but was actually difficult. And that's actually how you find out a lot about yourself. That's how you actually enlighten yourself by
standing by standing. Your ground or being alone is hard. And that's what sort of, as I've talked about, we talked about that yesterday, and it talks about the obedience of societies not not individual but societies, which is very interesting, I find one of the most fascinating stories in the Quran because it for me, it's something I think we need as a community, we need to kind of figure out what is the what are the what are the measurements were the metrics for us to actually consider ourselves obedient as a community, as individuals. So that filter, it talks about the fact that obedience of Allah subhanaw taala has to happen through knowledge has to happen through proper
education, you have to obey Allah that when he wants you to obey Him, not the way you want to obey Him, it's not about us, it's about how he wants it to happen. Subhanallah, which is supposed to be done based on his terms, Ali jelajah.
And they're still at the scene talks about obeying Allah subhanaw taala, being the way to achieve actual life, a full life is achieved through obedience of Allah Subhanallah the life of the spirits, not the life of the body, it but this is where the beauty of this sort of comes in, that you could easily be breathing and alive, but not really alive. Because you're a different and you're oblivious, and you know, you're not fulfilling a purpose, and there's no meaning to your life. So yes, you may be around, you may be still functional, your organs may still be functioning, but you're not really alive. But life is the life of the role of knowing what you're here to do and
obeying Allah subhanaw taala. And that will grant you life after life, which is what sort of yes, in tech talks about total software talks about obeying Allah subhanaw taala, when it's hard to understand when things are hard to comprehend, when when you don't, you're not understanding exactly the wisdom of certain things, or certain things don't aren't clear to you like it's not it's not, there's a lack of clarity. It's very important to slough off in that sense, because it tells us a few stories that are really worth the time of listening to because sometimes you'll be told to do something and you'd can't make sense of it. Like you can't make this happen when when any natural
catastrophe occurs. We it's hard to make sense of certain things, but you will be Allah subhanaw taala regardless of whether it's clear to you why you're supposed to do something, or why you're not, if it's clear to you that this is his command subpoena with China, you do it even when there's lack of clarity for you, even if there was if the wisdom and the reasoning and the cause right now is not clear, it will become clear later but you obey Allah subhanaw taala regardless to what Assad says, you obey Allah subhana wa Tada
by going back by taking back mistakes, and always adhering to righteousness. So Todd is fascinating in that sense, and tell stories regarding that specifically, you will make mistakes, a part of your obedience of Allah subhanaw taala is when you make a mistake, you're not too proud. You're not too vain, not too arrogant to say I was wrong. I was wrong. You go back and you do the right thing. You make it public if you need to. And you have no problem with admitting I was totally wrong. That was a lack of judgment. That was a mistake that I made. And will you worry that going back to how is one of the key points of obeying Allah subhanaw taala. And then sort of Zoomer talks about obeying Allah
subhanaw taala through the most important key of Allah's obedience, which is sincerity, to deliver talks about a class. So the class is a class that talks about sincerity as a small sutra, the one that talks about it in more depth is sort of the zoom out and the one that talks about it in more depth, so to understand the Quran works, you have a so it's really big, it talks about Allah subhanaw taala in your relationship of iman with him in detail. And then you have a little bit more concise, concise and more summary consumer right just talks about sincerity. And then you have a sort of four or five words, that just gives you the basic need what you basically need, so it
depends on how much you want to invest in understanding the Quran. You can go with it really simple stuff, you can go a little bit more detail, you can go to the massive ones and really understand in a lot of detail, and that's how the Quran works and a lot of the concepts that it teaches, there's the big version, the very detailed version, and then there's a middle version and then there's the very, very simple short lead if you're gonna stick with version, you're gonna read the Quran or you're gonna go read now, as you're in the Brahim learn about bounties of Allah Subhan. That's up to you, whatever your time allows you to do. So that's what this this tool is going to be talking
the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala from different angles, each angle is a little bit they're very unique they're very unique angles and very important but the way like you can't really fully obey Allah or SOCO submit to Allah without understanding these angles difficulty knowledge how communities will do it how it grants life and that's what you're what you need to make sure it does for you if it's not doing that for you then you're not doing it right when it's unclear what the reasoning behind it when you make a mistake going back to it always returning because Allah will be this has not happened through making mistakes and holding on to bottles always going back to how and
then through sincerity. So each angle is great. Some of them are social, some of them are philosophical, some of them are theological, and some of them are practical. So let's start with this was sort of seven we didn't get to read anything most of you are seen so let's do seven years with your scene just as a attribute to the beautiful sewer are all do we love him? You know shake on your Raji Leo. The ramen can a high yield wire head on over Alka theory
towards the end of story. So with your scene, he says Subhana wa Tada as you're talking about the Prophet alayhi salatu salam Omar Allah knows when I am believer he was never taught poetry and he was never someone who said poetry it was never a part of his upbringing or was it was he known for it? In Hua meaning all the Quran actually is thicker in her illogical it's just a reminder Well, Quran Mubin and a clear citation, something that you can hear you can recite and listen to that it's very clear in its meaning and its purpose.
Why was it revealed this it explains why it was revealed Leon virar so he may warn with it may use the word Quran to offer warnings Linvilla men can havior those who are alive
Well, that's obvious. I don't recall the point of going to a cemetery and speaking to the dead and seeing if there may be listen to the Quran, how many of you have performed Dawa to people in their graves?
You go perform Dawa to dead people in cemeteries and see if they'll accept Islam. Ah, so is that I just saying something that obvious? Is the I literally just saying something that is that obvious that you should, by the way, use the Quran toward those who are alive, just in case you're going to go to the cemetery and performed our there? Or is he talking about a different form of life, which is what sort of your scene is about if you were listening to my basic summary, death scene is talking about that obedience of Allah subhanaw taala is it's through Dawa. And that is what grants you spiritual life. That's real life. Many people are alive don't get me wrong, but they're not
really not really. And then there's real life there are people who are dead who are more alive than people who are alive. There are people who are dead amongst the live amongst us with more power with more status with more remembrance, we use their name more often we we talk about their legacy more than people who are alive. But life is not just based on on the function of Oregon's. It's something more. So this idea here is saying Leone's era so that you may so that he may warn those who are truly alive mankind of how you as true life, whose heart is alive, whom spirit is alive, they'll hear what is being said, and they'll be able to actually embrace it. They'll be able to actually
take it in and learn it and practice it because the dead spirit and that soul won't hear anything. No matter what you say. There's no point that's how the beginning that's how this sort of begins. We're so out on him and tell him I'm left to India home, let me know because it just doesn't make a difference whether you want them or you don't want them they're not gonna listen to you. They don't care. They don't hear you. They don't hear you.
Give you they hear they don't listen to you what you're saying doesn't matter to them. So he says leaving the ramen Kana haga to the one who is truly alive can benefit from the warning way ahead. Hold on I'll Catherine and the word of Allah subhanaw taala of punishment may be may or may it occur upon the caffeine. So in the Quran in Arabic in general, whenever there's two opposite things happening Allah subhanaw taala use opposite terms. So but he should have maybe not should have obviously but this what you may think he should have said ladies and gentlemen kind of high so that you may offer warning someone who was alive were helpful.
And then the deputy the punishment will be will attend what will occur upon the dead. No, but he made the the opposition between caffine the disbelievers and mankind of hate the one who was alive that he made an opposition between to these two terms because figuratively the moment you stopped believing in Allah subhanaw taala is something inside of you dies you're not yes your organs function but there's something on the inside of you that is no longer alive. Just like your body will perish. If you deprive it of water and food which is why we fast you learned that any we have there are limits. Allah subhanaw taala holds the sustenance we all die. And as you find out you know
how important it is just to have that drink of water or to have a piece of food just something in your mouth did go down into your gut to give you a little bit of sustenance, we you appreciate that. You appreciate that. But you're also reminded by the way, you see how your body craves food, and how much it hurts your
Spirit craves Allah subhanaw taala. And when you deprive it of its lord, it dies as well. it shrivels up on the inside and dies and resurrecting it takes a lot of effort.
And when it's dead no matter what people say to it, it's not going to listen. Talk about Allah talk about obedience talk about importance of knowing if you can't hear because the spirit has been starved to death. to starve to a point is so weak that it can't even hear anything anymore, it can't respond. That's why the only people the prophets I send him can actually benefit mankind to hire those who are still alive, who still have some life in their hearts. Many of us know that because we come to Salah we come to the end, and we feel nothing. You feel nothing. Because the spirits have been deprived of its sustenance for so long. It takes a while it takes a while for it to pick up
again to wake up and to find life it takes a while doesn't it doesn't happen right away.
Even the body if you deprive it for food long enough refeeding syndrome will kill it if you give it too much food all at once. The body takes time to be able to actually start taking sustenance in again and that it spirits as well. It takes time if it's been deprived for years and years and years and years. And suddenly you're gonna you're gonna open up it's it takes time it's not gonna it's not going to flake right away. Gonna take a bit of time.
But if you're lucky enough that Allah subhanaw taala got you got you somewhere where you can
grant your spirits in your solo bit of sustenance then then be very grateful. The big deal Leyland, mankind a higher love disburse, reward those who still have life to them. And may the punishment occur upon the disbelievers not the dead the disbelievers. But technically, technically the dead technically not Not, not biologically but technically.
So think about that. Think about that. It's not it's not about the body. Yes, the body is important and it's unlikely that we were given but really true life exists just somewhere else. Okay, so let's do actually let's do 56 of the sofort who has the 56
Oh, let's go Allah He in good tele to routine.
Yes, that is statistically right. Now I know what I wanted to talk about.
The verses of Surah sofit
where Allah subhana wa Tada talks about the relationship of people on the day of judgment meaning when people come and they start arguing together they start arguing bah bah bah, you know, minimum in the Canary accordion one of them will say indeed I used to have a friend a person that associated acquaintance your courtroom in Naka La Nina Musa, do you clean it tells me what you believe. You honestly believe in this i dammit now we're going to Robin why vomit in remedy noon. You honestly believe that you're gonna die one day and they give us a record? Are you insane? It I understand if you want to attend the cultural stuff and you'll go but you actually believe this stuff. That's what
I used to tell him.
So the person who's telling the story who's a believer on the on the day of judgment, but hell and to move PolyOne might take a look at Paula for goofy, so enjoy him. They look and they see the person who said those words to him in the middle of Jaheim when they are the biller and his what he says to his friend, Paula tell Allah He I swear to by Allah in Qin, little Dean, you were so close to having me join you. So Dini, that's what the wording in the most part doesn't care about on the noon so it's letter D meaning we're going to
guide misguide me or take me astray to be any or you make me fall like I was standing and you're gonna make me fall foul I tell Allah He in could tell it or didn't Well hola Nina to have been it wasn't for the blessing of my Lord, the continental Magdalena would be just like you
FMO national, we make you, Dena Illa. Notice and Allah, we're all going to die once. only live once. That's what you that's your argument that you brought me.
The reason I choose this area to talk about
is that all of us, all of us
have people in our lives that affect us positively and have people in our lives who affect us negatively. People who draw us closer to Allah subhanaw taala and people who push us farther away. The one who is smart amongst us the intelligent person amongst us here is the person who will take a moment especially in Ramadan, and identify who is it within my
close circle of friends and acquaintances. Who is it that is drawing me closer to Allah subhanaw taala and who is not? And then slowly, you draw yourself closer to those who remind you of Allah and you push away slowly just take a step back from those who aren't
Because on the Day of Judgment, someone who is in Jannah looking down to someone in Now I will say this to Allah He I swear by 12 by Allah. In case you were so close that all dean of having me join you. Were so close. Now when you think about it, oh my god, you were so close. So many times, you almost got me to join you, you almost took me away from what I knew was the right thing to do. You almost convinced me almost you almost got into my head. And keep telling God, this is something that the person in general is saying. You may think well, what's important about that is what's important about that is that even those who make it very close not to making it, no one is walking this earth
with with full confidence that things are going to work out perfectly. No one is just charging ahead like a bull knowing exactly what they're doing. And everyone is subject to being to being Miss misguided. Everyone is subject to being peer pressured into doing something wrong. It doesn't matter how old you are, doesn't matter how young you are.
Someone in Jannah on the Day of Judgment will look down into Jakeem and will talk to the person and say in kick territory, Dean, you almost you almost had me join you. I was this close of actually being with you, is the bounty of my Lord, He saved me with something happened and I was saved. And I'm not with you right now. Be very, very careful. Actually, don't be careful, be picky. Borderline arrogant. When it comes to who you spend your time with.
Be very picky. This is your capital, your capital is the time that you have. That's what you got in this world is time.
Possessions honestly, you will come and go money one day, you'll have it the other day you won't. There's a lot of other aspects of life that you can't control, they'll just keep on fluctuating. But time is the only thing that the moment you spend it, you cannot take it back again. And you only have a limited amount of it. There's almost an unlimited amount of wealth in the world that you can, at some point dip into. But time time is set, every minute that's passing will not come back again. And there's no extension and there's no way for you to buy more time.
Human beings love the idea.
Somehow buying more time, just getting me more time in this world. Whatever Allah subhanaw taala has decreed for you to have that is what you're going to have, you're not gonna have one second more. It doesn't continue to add to itself. There's no There's no investment in it, there's no labor, when it comes in the time, the time that you're given is a time that you're going to get very specific. We don't know what it is. Just like Allah Subhana Allah subhana operates, he never tells us these things. Leaves it leaves it open.
When you think about it, all you are is a specific amount specific period of time. It's limited. It's finite. It's ending as I speak to you, you're losing time, as I speak to you right now. Those minutes are going it's ticking. The clock is ticking. That glass thing is it's up and it's we're losing time. God knows how much time you still have left. God knows how much time I still have left. No one knows it's a very short period.
Be very careful who you spend it with. Be very careful who Allah who you allow into that time of yours, where you're going to spend what are you gonna spend doing and who do you spend doing it with? That's what he said in Jana in Kibera Tour de you almost ruined it for me. I almost I almost made a mistake and
upon Allah Okay, let's let's actually I have to do this. So story of Ibrahim let's do 1022107 Who has the
but I'm bad I'm sorry. Yakata Yeah, buena you're in need knee are off in Miami and knee that hook now. Now that God I bet you found now tomorrow Saturday duty.
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he saw Dakota route in Canada and he courageous evil Martini in
sort of a soft thought. It tells us that you must obey Allah subhanahu wa Donna, even when it's unclear to you exactly what the wisdom or what the reasoning behind things are, that doesn't go for commands that are ambiguous or commands that lack authenticity. It goes to the things that are very clear from Allah subhanahu wa taala that you don't need. I don't need to know why it is that I can't eat pork. I don't need I may figure it out. But I don't need he told me not to. So it doesn't matter whether I agree with it or I like it or not to work suits me or doesn't it doesn't make a difference. That's what he said. We don't prevent Zina period. Whether you have a good rationale for
that or not, will not change the fact that you're not supposed to do it. It will not change the fact for a Muslim that we don't do it regardless. Because you don't have to have a reasoning for everything he tells you supine will tell you how to have a reasoning and why it is you believe in Allah to begin with. But once you believe in Allah Illallah then whatever he tells you to do, you're going to do it. The prime example of that
The most important example that we celebrate every single year
is the example of Ibrahim alayhis. Salam Ibrahim I used to I was given the most bizarre command that you could possibly imagine. There is no way for you as a human being to be given this command and to be able to rationalize it and accept it and say, Yeah, I can see the wisdom in it. There wasn't.
But um, Bella, who say, once a smile came of an age of sight where he can help his father, he's there. This is where a father enjoys his son the most when his son grows up and he's capable and he he has intellect and accomplishments. He's very proud of having a son at that age. So don't it was probably my son was happy with his smile. He felt it he felt very, it gave him a good feeling on the inside. So Brahim Ali salaam Ghani, by the way, his son here could be a smile, it could be his help. Muslim scholars are divided, Muslim scholars are divided. I'm not talking about Muslim scholars are divided on this issue. The majority of states may, but there's a 45% of people who don't believe
that they can get it. It's not a problem. Islam at least don't get too caught up with this issue. But I believe all our enemies, it's mainly that's the evidence, the majority of the evidence seems to seem to tell us that's what it is. But just as a Yanni of
a note, a side note, I'm a bit of an outsider once he became a VH pilot Yeah, when you said my son, in the field minimum indeed, I see within my dream, any as buhaug I see myself slaughtering you
see myself, whenever a prophet sees a row, here it is. It is not a shaytaan Chevron doesn't come to profits and ruin their dreams. It's whatever Allah subhanaw taala wants to miss why it's a form of revelation for profits. It's a form of Revelation. It can only happen once it has happened a few times. So Ibrahim the first time he saw it, in his dream, he woke up
any in the sphere over took him. Like I hope that's not what I think it is. Hopefully, it's a one time thing.
And then he sees it again. Alayhis Salam, and then he sees it again. The third time he knew it was revelation. There was no doubt in his mind. This is Revelation he has been he's been receiving revelation for a long time it is to them this is exactly what it is.
What possible reason could there be for him to slaughter his son?
What possible reason? Go ahead. Think of something what what logic could there possibly what wisdom what benefit could there possibly be? And him slaughtering his son his only son at the time? That's how it was? The other one was gonna live with us this helpless made us make it if it just wasn't alive at that point.
slaughter my son
of age 16 or 17 strapping in lead. slaughter him where is the wisdom in that?
There isn't there isn't this whole point of the story is that there isn't that's why it didn't happen.
But it's there to remind you he never told you to do anything that wasn't beneficial for you. He could have he could have he did he give you an example here here's an example for you Ibrahim slaughter is my you
know, what do you I couldn't I couldn't manage losing a son without slaughter with my own hand. At least someone else do it not. You need to go and slaughter him. Take his knife and go slaughter your son. So he tells us on in the era of Illuminati and Africa foamboard Mother Teresa my dream I had to slaughter you. What do you think? Now you had raised your son? Well, it's Maliki Saddam was a pious young man Talia. But if Allah told me that all my father do what you're commanded to do, set G Dooney. In sha Allah whom you know sly beating, you will find me in sha Allah perseverant person and this is what Allah is commanding, then go ahead and you do what you need to do.
And then the wording that came after that. This majestic wording is sort of sulfat lm Islam
when they are slimmer, became Muslim.
So they weren't Muslim prior to that.
No, of course they were, there was a Slama mean Muslimah does not mean became Muslim. Islam means they completely submitted, they achieved a degree of full and complete submission. We all submit to Allah subhanaw taala with different degrees of achieving that, but I'm Muslim, and this story is saying when they fully submitted when they gave up any control that they had any more when they gave up any illusion of controlling anything that they thought they had in their hands and they completely and fully submitted to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they went and they marched towards the area where you go and perform Hajj
where the Ibrahim Ali Sam took his son where you perform heavy on the day of Allah, this is what you go do you go stand there and you slaughter a kibosh because he didn't tell you to slaughter your son, but he could have
and he could have told you to do it. And then if you didn't do it, then he would hold you accountable. And that would have been a nightmare. That'll be a nightmare of existence if that was the case, but I'm slimmer. We're Tiller Hulu Jabeen. If you think it's a bluff, Yanni,
About Time for the bluff to kind of sometimes you're in a situation and you're hoping it's a joke you're hoping it's not real and it's but it's getting really close and it seems to be real it's not stopping. And Ibrahim Ali Sam took the sun still nothing happened. He came up to the piece of of the block where he still nothing happened. He put his my his head on the block, still nothing happened. He took out the knife still nothing. He takes the knife he put it he puts it on the nut on the neck of his mouth he still nothing happened.
He had to make a stroke he had to stroke Alayhis Salam, you have to put the knife and you have to stroke downwards. So he did and he stroke downwards on his own son.
But it didn't cut
it was a perfect blade and didn't cut because Allah told it not to
Allah Subhanallah I said oh blade just don't don't cut for this time. So it didn't Jalaja Lulu didn't cut whenever the inner when he was called. Yeah, Ibrahim Ibrahim Cardoso, Dakota wrote Yeah, you have fulfilled your vision in Napa Valley, Canada xili martini and just like that, we reward the ones who show excellence in Nevada law who will biller will move in and D this is true testing. This is the true clear trial. Welfare Dana will be the beginning of the end instead of following us man who gave him a cup she gave him a sheep and he slaughtered the sheep instead.
Every time you go, real outcomes, and you slaughter a cub? Sure you take me and you give it reminded that ALLAH SubhanA never asked you to do something that had no wisdom in it. He never did. He only asked you to do things that are beneficial for you. But he could have and he will still have to do it. The example the prime example that we celebrate every year, and we gonna perform Haydn's to watch in his footsteps every every year we walk in His footsteps as he walks as he does as he makes the walk. Why do you think you throw the seven hustle yet? The seven pebbles when he go to Hajj because on his way there, on his way there shaytaan came three times
came three times he wants to his mother wants to his man and Mr. Hodge. And once this man wants to Abraham, say what are you doing? Are you insane? You're gonna slaughter your only son? What wisdom could there possibly be here? So we brought him out? He said, I'm through, get away. Get away. He said do it. I'm doing it. He came to his mind what father adores is this. What type of father would kill his own son? And his man would do the same thing? And how I was gonna say your husband has always been insane. He left you in the desert. Why don't you murder your son? She did the same as Saddam. Why? Because that's full submission. He said to do it. There is no, there's no ambiguity
regarding the command. The command was clear as the sun slaughter is made. Okay. However, where's the wisdom? He said to do it. I know. But where's the wisdom he said, do it. So we're gonna do it. But that didn't happen. Because there's no wisdom in it. There's no wisdom in murdering your own son. There's no wisdom. So it's not gonna happen. But it was for the testing. But it brought him did it and he stroked with the knife and it's my leader and how you're stood there doing to speak and they all accepted it to remind you that you were never told to do anything that was not within your best interest and duniya and Kira, are you? Are you thankful for that? Are we grateful for the fact
that he never told us to do anything that was harmful? And yet we still complain about every command and every law and every ruling and why do we have defects and fasting and Ramadan is too long and it couldn't be different and why and hijab and Salah and Fishman if this What are you doing? He only told you to do things that are beneficial to you. He never told you to do something harmful what you want him to tell you to go slaughter your son. If you can't do what is beneficial for you you think you're gonna do whatever was harmful for you. If you can if you get stomach to do what he told you to do that is beneficial for you in this life and in the hereafter gonna save you in both lives you
think you're going to do with what was it was not going to be that
but I'm slimmer when they fully submitted to God but Allah who will jump in and put his forehead on the block
put the knife now that you know who Abraham now there's no point but if you don't want to understand the story, this is what the story is for. This is what the story is about. When you fully submit to Allah subhanaw taala about understanding why because he would never supine what I tell you to do something harmful never did but he could have here's an example and here's what you should have what you should do had he told you to do something not beneficial but you never did. Journalist Ilan Omar I hope that story is clear to you inshallah Tada let's do I have 26 of swords solid
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either Bucha de Doom B man a su mesa. This is the first time the Sahaba had ever heard the word Khalifa had never heard it before. It was the first time they heard the word in the Quran in terms of the sequence of revelation that the students of the Quran where you start use hear it in the ayah. Number 30 is with Lubbock All right up front, we talked about that at the end of the month. This is the first time the Sahaba were listening to the Prophet how to use thought to recite the Quran, they would hear the word Khalifa as it's being taught, addressed that was being addressed with a Yoda Hoot and Nigel Nica Hollyford and
we have made you a steward of yours. You're here to be on behalf of Allah's pounds they didn't they probably like many of us had a lot of questions What does that mean? What am I supposed to do here then? What is this supposed to be? So the AI explains it can mean a nurse he will help while at the table. However, there are two main things. Number one you adhere to righteousness at all costs. You stand by what is what is truth what is the truth is what the right thing to do is at all costs. It doesn't matter what's in the other side of the of the scale was how you stand by I'll help you judge with help you speak through How can you defend will help you protect will help you live through How
can I sit and stand by heart at all costs, you always stand by what is right.
While at the table, however, you don't let your whims and desires, the sole the whims and desires of the soul to get the best of you. You don't follow along the whims and desires you don't.
These are the two pillars of what it means to be a Khalifa. However, someone who always follows in help, always follows when his right does the right thing. This is very important. Yes. There is no existence for Islam without this concept. If you remove if you remove the concept of righteousness and the importance of adhering to it then there's nothing left of the deen wala Islam is empty on the inside. If you if you move, you're free remove this one idea. We always we are people who always stand by what is right. Whether it suits us or whether it doesn't. The whole story that though that Instagram was given here, you know the story, you're gonna read that the business was cyber attack.
And what will harass me is the so called when Rob is the Hawala that will definitely I'm in Hong Kong in order to have costs money, so that we would at least have had a day, a day, a week one day where he didn't sit and answer people's questions and do judgments. He just had a day for what? So he could play No, no, he had a day where he could worship. He wanted a day where he just got to worship Allah subhanaw taala with no distractions. And that was his day. And he's worshiping Allah and two guys, they jump over it the wall of the king himself, that wood and the enter into his private quarters. And they startled him because he I mean, who they said don't worry, cussed them
out. And we need we need judgment. They know it's not the right time to do it. They know that they shouldn't be jumping over a wall. But he doesn't he doesn't. He doesn't need to punish them for that. All right, fine. This is very inappropriate and very rude. But go ahead. What's your problem? So when he says and he is my brother here, he has 99 camels or she camels and I have one? Picard actually, let me take care of it for you. Why is that evil? And he really pushed it. I said, Okay, I gave it to him. And then he never gave it back to me. And now he won't admit that i He owes me a camel. So that Woods answer was Latvala. Makka Moo are energetically Iranian. He has he has
oppressed you by taking your camel and adding it to his and then he explains when the cathedra mela Kurata a lot of people who do business together like I believe I'll do Humala about people will oppress each other so happens all the time in Latina man why middle solidarity work Illuma home except those who truly believe in Allah performed the right deeds, and very few of them.
What was his mistake it
didn't listen to the second side of story. But it's obvious 99 camels won. You asked for it now he's, what else do I need to hear?
He's told you're wrong.
You were wrong. That wasn't you shouldn't have done that. That's not how you performed. That's not how you judge you were wrong.
Now we didn't say Well, it's my day off. They jumped over the castle wall. They came on announced I was not faulting him. He didn't give himself any excuses.
Well, one another who meaning they would know. And number 10 That he was tested and he failed, but still fell out of Boohoo. And he asked his Lord for forgiveness. Well rocky will do sage did today because of that. And he fell to his knees in repentance to Allah subhanaw taala fell off I don't know Allah who then it can be forgiven for it. And then he was told you I don't know Jana Khalifa, your Khalifa? Because you stand by it. Always. You never give yourself excuses for why you didn't stand by a hawk that day. He had a good excuse. First of all, I'm the king. Second of all, it was my day off. Third, they actually jumped over they this is trespassing. For they scared me and they
started with me. Pretty good excuses for why he shouldn't be held accountable for his mistake.
He repented to Allah subhanaw taala admitted he was wrong and then did the judgment properly. And that's why he's a Khalifa because he will never He didn't fail to take take it back when he made a mistake. He didn't fail to do that. That is
The story that's all sort of solid is to a slide tells you another example of someone made mistake. So they might have made a mistake. And then he had to go back again you he says something, I'll do this to my wife, I'll hit you when I get better. And he will, he made a mistake and he had to repent for that. And then at the end of the Surah, the one who made a mistake and never took it back
at the end of this sort of who made the mistake and didn't get back at the end of the sooner they Billy's made the mistake and take it back. It was obvious he made a mistake he could have taken back didn't. And that's also What's odd is you go used to go back to you always go back to you always repent you if you make a mistake, you say the wrong thing. You behave in the wrong way. I was wrong. I was wrong. I go back to what is right. You never that's why people loved him.
He was so quick. He was so quick on the member he would do it. It wasn't he wasn't he wasn't ashamed to do it on the member. Well, it's so hard. I can't imagine myself being will do so hard. When you're talking about something in front of people and you're told wrong, it's so hard to say how do you do it? But he did because that's what a true Khalifa is someone who understands that we are only valuable based on our adherence to what to righteousness. Alright, let's do one more. Let's do 18 So to sum up, just like we've done something so do someone
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was hoping would be that when I was shot in the dark.
I didn't know actually headed up here towards the Zuma talks about obeying Allah subhanaw taala through sincerity, because that's the final piece of this cluster of Surah sincerity. There's also a number of talks about Buddhism or talks about it. And this verse is very meaningful twice in socialism twice, you get Alladhina Anthony O'Neill Cola, by Atelier ona Aksana what they do, accident mountain and Lake Como rafiqul. Those who hear what's being said, and they follow the best of it. Well,
you mean, there's the worst of it?
Is that what this means? Like when the Quran when we're listening, and we're following, there is the best of it. And then there's the is that what it's being said? Obviously, not all of the Quran is from Allah subhanaw taala, all of his help. Now, what does he mean by us? Not in its essence, but the best of it for you. The rest of it that, regarding your experience, listen to this very carefully. In every given situation, there's the right thing to do. But there's the right thing to do in the right way. And there's the right thing to do in the wrong way. So he says we attend your own apps, and they follow the best of it, me. And they don't only do the right thing, but they do it
in the way that allows it to serve its purpose mean, they choose the best way to do it, I see someone making a mistake. Now, the right thing to do, the right thing to do is to point out the mistakes or the person doesn't make it again. But there are different ways for me to do that. There are different ways for me to do that. I can do it publicly and shamed them. I can do it in a group and embarrass them. I can be condescending, and forceful and aggressive and make them hate me and hate the actual piece of advice I gave them. Or I can find a way to do it, where they actually accept a piece of advice and they benefit from it. It's all the right thing and being done in
different ways to have your own accent, but what's going to dictate how I do it?
What's going to dictate how I do it? My level of what
was the sort of talking about? Yes, my level of sincerity, that's what's gonna dictate this was going to dictate how I do it is my level of loss. If I truly do it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and I truly care about Allah subhanaw taala satisfaction, then I know that Allah wants you to be closer to him. So if I need to give you advice, I'm gonna think how am I gonna do this to get you closer to Allah? If I come and talk to you to your face, you don't like me? Probably I can accept it. If I don't, if I do it publicly, you're definitely not going to like it are definitely not gonna get accepted.
And if I do it that way, there's a little bit of a, you know, internal wind that I get, I get to point out, you're wrong and I'm not. Feels good. Don't deny it. It feels really good. It's one of the best feelings that exists on the planet is I told you so moments, right? I know people who hold on to it for years. For years, they hold on to I told you so waiting for the moment they can just dish it out. It's so delicious. It's better than Mensa. It's amazing. It's amazing. I told you so if you feel good, but it doesn't help the person in front of you. They don't get closer to Allah because of that. Loving Allah more because of that. Where's the sincerity? What's your goal? Your
goal is yours. Your goal there being closer to Allah what's your goal? What will dictate that is your insincerity your loss that's why Alladhina asked me all those who hear what's being said to them for you to be your own center and they follow it in the best way possible.
Beautiful is very meaningful, very important for us. Everything in the Quran is beautiful, but we can make it ugly.
We can we can make it ugly with the way we practice it with the way that we teach it but it's beautiful. It's amazing.
Yes, yes, we have before we go okay, that 2030 seconds, two things. Number one, when it comes to Twitter, you can pray with her early in the night and then pray after winter as much to help you as you want. It's not a problem.
You can pray with it early in the night. You can pray with her when at the end of the night. Not it's not an issue whatsoever. What do I
I recommend I recommend praying it with Jamar Your man is more valuable than early nights or late nights it's more valuable when you're praying winter alone throughout the year which inshallah you will continue to do after Ramadan. Pray that at the end of the night make it your last prayer before but when you're praying in Jamaat pray, we will never the Jamaat is doing whatever the gym I do, wherever the group is doing do with the group is doing adhere to the group, there's more agile, by far by adhering to the group than doing anything on your own solo. This is just a simple Islamic law. So you're still welcome. If you don't like doing that you like playing with it the other night,
which is totally your right and I understand that you can still pray with her with the Jamar just intend to rock out and when the man does this team stand up and pray another workout. So you're doing too and they can deal with it. Again, the most important thing is you can't do to widget on one night, and MSD shouldn't have to return one night. So we pray with her after tarraleah That's it. We're not gonna do another one intelligent we do do after 200 Which is fine, but isn't gonna be number number two, the 100 will start at three o'clock and Charlotte tonight again, we will go to around 434 35 Yesterday we finished for 15 That was way too early. I didn't realize how when we
scheduled was Toby finish on 434 35. Give me 45 minutes to 15 minutes to go eat and come back and show it to Allah. And the third thing is that if again, if any time in the future, someone faints or falls in the masjid, because we don't know what's happening, people are saying up front, I don't know what's happening. I don't I could hear someone speaking I don't know what the context is, maybe there is a needed phone call that they have to have. I don't know what's happening. So if something like that happens, I think the best way to do and I had a few discussions because I think it's important that we figure out on your way to it because we don't want this to if some if there's an
emergency then you shouldn't you should vocalize as an emergency. And what happens at that point is the Imam upfront will do the same right in the middle of Salah and we will end Salah right then and there. We will take care of the emergency we'll go back and pray again. And that's totally permissible or certain situations very far and the Imam can't hear that at four or five people around him have to break their prayer and then and then actually take care of the person and the people we're praying behind me to move out of the way so it's fine you're not you get sin your sinful if you don't actually step in and help when when help is needed or you don't get out of the
way you know do the right thing. So just for the future for future purposes and some I'm sure this doesn't happen again. But if someone does have an emergency, please vocalize it so that the person or Franken here so we can stop prayer and can take care of whoever it is requiring your direct assessment or attention. He's not gonna look at what a lot of them have been and what it was like each minute