Seerah Halaqah Episode 9
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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and focus on the first couple of students that were revealed to the Prophet. What are your thoughts was the first fine. Now we talked about the first one last week, and I broke it down to you in terms of what? What is compatible with Islam. And that's kind of the the way I look at it. But let's go through some of the other students that were revealed to him on his thoughts. And the reason that I think that's important is because right after these were revealed nothing else, there was complete silence. On the other side, there was no communication whatsoever. It's like God was coming frequently for a week or two in a row. And then that's it, he did not come back. Some scholars go as
far as to say it was six months, some say up to a year, most likely just six months, which is a long time. If you're, you know, if you just started something out, and this is to you quite new, and you're unfamiliar with a lot of the details, six months at the beginning is a lot of time for you to be completely out of touch. But the reason that the profit out of your suggestion was left for that time, is that he was good. He was given this time to process what was what was taught to him what the students were saying, and how he was going to plan out his next steps. What you're going to find, when you study his life out of his sight to sit on, is that what he revelation did not bring
the plan. It brought the principles, the values, the basic concepts and the ideas. It didn't bring the plan, you had to come up with the plan. And if the plan didn't work out, then it didn't work out and you have to live with that. But he was at the core, I didn't come and dictate the plan. And that's really important. Which is why you in many situations when you're studying his life, he's like wonder Well, why didn't the Quran come and see where they should have gone on the neighborhood? said yes. Because the debate was do we stay inside of Medina? Do we leave? Well, the Quran could have said stay inside the front didn't the Quran left it open? Didn't say word. You figure it out.
You have to be planning is on you. I'm not gonna plan for you. The Prophet alayhi salam was not told, speak to yesterday. No, he wouldn't spoke to 26 tribes before he spoke to the six young people from Medina. If Quran was planning that he wouldn't have done that, Paul, you said just just look this last day of Mina. Just go stand at this place over here you'll find six people speak to them. You know, like The Matrix. That's not how this works. That's not how his life idea so Sam was just not how the Islamic Yaniv story is told he for sure, I think it salatu salam had to plan it out. And in many, many times, his plan did not work. And he had to go back and revise it again. And the Quran
would come and comment on that. And he never He was never in a position where like, well, instead of letting the failing commons, why don't you just come and tell me what you didn't know, he never, he never asked that question. Like that never actually occurred to him, I just thought to him, because you understood upfront very clearly, that the job of Y was not to plan things out for you.
Though he's not there to tell you, Okay, take a right, take a left, downstream, stand behind the train that the person will see, you know, you're gonna figure that out, you're gonna, you're gonna do what you need to do. This is a human experience, we will tell you, we will give you the principles, the values, the concepts,
which is really what what we need to go back to guys Muslims is making sure we have clarity on that piece, or those pieces, and then actually learning to plan appropriately. Because I feel like when it comes to planning, that's where we struggle quite a bit. But let's go through these sutras. And again, I go through them not to bore you. But I think it's helpful for you to maybe look at these verses, look at these tours from the lens of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam see these students through his eyes to someone who had never had never heard the Quran yet, like, it's just all they know from the Quran ziplock Bismillah, but nothing else. It's all new to him. Right? And he and he's
been given, given these students one after the after, after the other, and then left to process them to actually think about them and learn things from them. And they're very interesting in terms of what they talk about. So the first one to be revealed was new, it was suited to Colombo at noon.
And this sort of goes into complements the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, his character, Nicola, Allah, who can help him indeed you have, you have your great, great character. And that's important, obviously up front for the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and for others because he's probably wondering why he's being chosen. And people who are going to follow him have to have some, some testimony or some declaration from the Lord above that this person is worthy of fellowship to begin with, or else why is it that we're going to listen to this person specifically. But then if you go through these verses, and many of you memorize the Sunnah when you were younger, you have from iron
number eight, basically, I number 15, these eight verses in a row where it's just come out for a little period because the mean what do you know today, you know, for you the honeymoon, what Autopia cola Hala Maheen Hammerstein Masha in Binyamin mana and little Heidi martyred in a theme or Tolian, Baghdadi Kozani and kinda malema, Benny. So all of these descriptions that the Quran goes through right up front right early on. Now, here's a little gem for your with the Quran, the Quran in many occasions, just like it did in total Allah for example, instead of saying what you need to be, it tells you what you shouldn't. It just, it's much more open that way. If I tell you what you have to
be, then I've restricted you. This is it. This is what you have to do. Nothing else is acceptable, but tell you what you can't be then I open up for you all the time.
stabilities of what you can as long as you stay away from this one action, if that makes sense. It just for them human mind that works better for you to know what restricted or what, what is prohibited and what is not. So when he in the client does that a lot, instead of saying what you need to be, just tell us what the negative things are. So if you take them if you take all of these verses and what they're telling people telling us not to be, and then you look at what the opposite is. So we've been at the beginning, though, do not be the amongst those who refuse the truth. It took the is not lying. It's not about honesty. Well, it is about honesty, it was not about lying.
It's an honesty with yourself. That theme is when you you're presented with something, you're presented with something and it seems to you that this is the best answer. As far as the evidence goes, this is the best answer here. But if you say no to it, because for a personal reason for something that is within your self interest is that you say no to and that's a big problem. The Quran is very harsh with McKenzie been very harsh with because they've been kofod in general, just believers are different reasons why they just believe the Quran talks about them in a much, much more generic way. When the Quran talks about McKenzie being much more harsh. That's why were you
doing your little mocha DB time and time again, because it's a big deal for you to be of that nature for something to be presented to you. And it makes sense. This makes sense the most and you say no, for self interest. That's the problem. That's that's a big problem for you and for the world around you. If you're in a position to make decisions, then you're going to you're going to cause people harm. So do not refuse the truth. Well, what do we know today head over to the handle. Don't compromise your principles it done is not painting and done is when you give up a principle. You compromise something that is valuable that you should not compromise what I thought I put in the
Halloween machine. So Halloween is someone who who always is making oaths lying basis so it'll be a liar, man. Don't be someone who lacks integrity or has low self esteem.
Do not be a slanderer do not withhold aid all them in the verses.
Imagine Michelle embed me this is what these words imagine when you slander Misha and being mean is when you basically walk amongst people spreading spreading bad bad words. If you're using word of mouth you someone says something about somebody go let someone know what they said. And then Mima mana Andalite withholding aid, monitoring someone who transgresses a theme, someone who was sinful or lacks good ethics, or tooling, someone who was disrespectful, they speak in a way that's inappropriate.
Xeni the name is someone who attaches themselves to an identity that is not their own.
As the name is someone who attaches themselves to an identity that is not their own, they want they want to belong to something different. They don't, they don't own. They don't they're not happy with their own identity, they want to be something different. So they tried to attach themselves to them because not them. And kind of gambling with money. They have arrogance, because they have wealth. And they have they have social support. Materialism, so you can look at them 12345
around 10 different characteristics, that sort of column comes and says do not have these. Because total column is saying you have to have the opposite. Right? It's the easiest thing in the Quran is just to when you're told not to do something, just quickly, quickly, look, what is the opposite? What's the opposite and you get you'll get a really nice break. I'm not sure I put it here for you or not. I don't think I did. You don't know I didn't, I was too lazy. So we can do it the opposite. We can do it ourselves. So don't be someone who always accepts the truth. Whether it's for you or against you, whether it serves you or doesn't you always accept the truth. If you are faced with the
truth with what is correct, and you were wrong, you're okay with it. You stand by what is right and you admit that you're wrong? What are the most difficult things to do in life in general, one of the hardest things to do is to admit that you're at fault that you are wrong. And now you have to kind of stand by what is right. But refusing the truth is what it means. So be someone who accepts unconditionally the truth. Be someone who does not compromise their principles, someone who stands by their principles are very steadfast and very clear on what they stand for. Someone who's very, very confident in their principles. Someone who is always honest.
Someone who has confidence, confidence is a beautiful thing. Vanity is not. Vanity is not nice. Confidence is amazing. That's what you want. We don't want people with no self esteem. We talked about vanity we say don't be vain. We don't want the opposite of it. Which is to be have low self esteem. No, no be confident because that Allah subhanaw taala created you and sees potential in you, or else you wouldn't be here that Allah subhanaw taala the fact that you're created that you're a creation of Allah subhanaw taala he sees a new great potential. So be confident in the fact that you have great potential that should grant you that strength.
He is someone who holds their tongue from causing fitna amongst others. He's someone who always offers aid, someone who never transgresses against people ever someone understands the
the severity of bullying or oppression in any form or manner. Someone who has high ethics, respectful towards others, knows who they are very confident in their identity and is not someone who's
materialistic. Isn't that exactly who he was on to his salatu salam,
understanding the issue. So when the client says at the beginning of the Surah Surah says we're in Nicola Allah Holyoke and Abilene indeed you have great ethics you have great character. It goes off to all these commands don't do this, don't do this. Don't follow that don't become like this.
Everything that he's told, he's being told not to do is who he is.
That's his ethics. Just take these negatives, turn them into positives. And then you'll see this is how he was that's how he lived his life. And this is what we're this is the ethical code of Islam. The first Surah it was the ethical code, it was the character
it was the character that's this first suit on and it had within it the first story he ever heard that he has sought to a sermon the Quran right the first story ever heard story of the three guys who had the who inherited the garden was Hobbit agenda is to assemble they all swim on the Hamas behind when is this noon photographer Annie Harper infomir Rebecca home now a Munna for also had to Celine factor now it almost became I never do either how to include them. Sorry, Mina from Taco medica to Allah the Quran, hello Malaika miskeen wherever they were either hounding Padre in for them, or who have called you in Lobo, Luna banana, my Roman
elderly gentleman who had a huge orchard, extremely generous, generosity, beautiful ethic. That's right, if I could do it when you're wealthy, he cannot tell us the whole. You can see all of your bad habits, all of your bad characteristics, all of your bad ethics with generosity because every bad thing will be forgotten in the beauty and the grandeur of generosity, the light, that generosity actually, actually project produces are so so bright that they loaned you everyone will forget about all the other stuff that you've done. If you're generous, and this is a known, they knew this before it started was even Donald Zhu they say if you just be generous. So this man was generous. He used
to give the poor made sure that he fee fed. Once he passed away, his sons decided they didn't want to do that anymore. The dangers of corrupting a good ethic, this first storing in sort of open up the first one he heard on it yesterday was the first one he heard
was the story of these three young men who inherited not only did they inherit that they thought they inherited a orchard. The client said you inherited an ethic. You didn't inherit an orchard, we'll burn the orchard for you. Like like that, while you sleep, the orchard nothing will be left of it. You didn't inherit an orchard, you inherited ethics, you inherited what your father passed down to you, which is the generosity and the kindness to the to the to the poor that he showed. Now it is what you inherited. Why is it that you threw that away and you picked up the thing that you didn't doesn't really matter? You can't you can't really inherit things, because they're not yours. They're
only How long have you lived for 70 years, 8090 years, and then you give him someone else. So it's not really yours. It's someone else's pick them up. But the ethics live on forever. The ethics never die off that they're always there that they're there. That's your legacy. The legacy is your character, your ethics, which that's what actually people remember, of you tried to remember what you possessed, was gonna remember what you had and what you owned. No one cares about that. But they'll remember how you were, how you spoke, how you treated them? And what ethics you carry that they'll remember that for sure. Your children will your grandchildren, the people who live with you,
it'll be documented in history, and no one's going to write down how many orchards you owned. And no one knows that. Think about it. Every person that you read about in history, they had their own stuff. They own things, they had homes, and they had properties in different places. And they no one cares. Yeah, he no one cares. No one can get into care now. But what they do talk about this, but this person was of this nature.
If there was something specifically characteristic about their ethics, so it'll be pointed out, it'll be pointed out. No one's remembered it had a very cool car.
No one doesn't matter. But if they were generous, or kind, or they were a philanthropist, no doubt, they'll be remembered for sure. So they'd understand that they they wanted to, they wanted to go and sell, pick all the fruit and sell it before the poor, for whom for the last 15 years were used to coming in at a certain time and getting access to the orchard to take whatever they wanted. That's how that's that's the habit that he had given them. And they didn't think it was gonna change now. And their plan was to go early in the morning, before the break of dawn, it was nighttime still, to start working to sell it all before they got there. So they wouldn't have to tell them no, you know,
it's just being a little bit corrupt going to get it done. So Allah burnt it for them to the ground. And they stood there arguing with each other, and then they figured it out. And they made Toba
and they made tau they made tau, they went back and they corrected again.
In this surah he gets to hear about the first he hears the story of the first prophet ever. Anyone wanted who's the first prophet has talked about in the Quran in terms of Revelation. Jonas, for first person he hears about it a lot to Islam, right? If you read the Quran from the beginning, no, it'll be it'll be Adam. If you start from the from the beginning. If you
You pick up the Quran no fancy, how about number 30 talks about them. So that's the first one. But in terms of Revelation, the first one he talked about was was units on a certain units, small mistake, made a small mistake, admitted immediately. units did not waste any time trying to defend himself. So you notice when you think about, I say the word mistake is even hard to say it because you will just all he did was at some point, when Allah Subhan, Allah told him, that your people are going to be punished, they have three days, they're going to be punished, because they would not respond to him. He got upset for them from them. But for them, it's like when I get mad at you, but
for you, because you're not doing your job, because you're not taking care of yourself. That happens a lot. If you love someone, they'll get upset with them if they don't take care of themselves, or they don't do what they can do if you don't reach their potential, for example, if they're not doing well at school, or if they're not taking care of their health or whatever. So you're just got mad at his people, but for them, because why would you do this? Why would you take yourself to this point, we're going to be punished. So he got so upset with him that he left. He forgot for a moment that you're not allowed to leave. As a prophet, you cannot leave the people you were sent to ever unless
Allah Subhan Allah grants you permission the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, as we will see in this era, he can't leave Mecca. If he wants to do his will to Medina, he has to wait. Why until the isn't, isn't not the year that the permission comes to him it slots and he has the permission to leave.
You have to wait until he was granted. And Obama was waiting. Why was he waiting, hoping that he would leave with him? Because he knew he couldn't leave until you had permission. You want us out of a moment of of anger he left? He couldn't he didn't want to be there for their punishment. He loved his people.
Said noble noble cause isn't it? It's a noble feeling to have. I'm impressed by that. Little old me thinks that's really impressive. Thanks. It's very noble and beautiful. Allah subhanaw taala did not Allah subhanaw taala told me you're allowed to leave.
Why did you leave? You're not allowed to leave. You just didn't have the art didn't argue and say well, no, bla bla bla bla bla, nothing. You're gonna study Islam did not argue yes, I was wrong. Yes, I was wrong. So immediately, he began to form disappear.
Immediately, he began to do this via La Ilaha. illa Anta Subhanak in the content of volley me, there is no deity but you. You are the exalted and I indeed am someone who has transgressed, I made a mistake, I will press myself, I shouldn't have done that. I just kept on saying that until loss of power to ALLAH forgive him.
He got to see another ethically he saw to Islam.
Immediately when you identify that you're wrong, and come back
really quickly. You don't require months upon months of self coaching, to admit that you were wrong. Quickly, you admit you're wrong, come back. It's fine. You make mistakes all the time. So do I we all do, it's a part of being a human being will always make bad judgment. Bad decisions will make choices do not correct. Someone will point out, that wasn't the right thing to do. No problem. No problem. Just a minute, go back, keep on moving doesn't mean you're less than anyone. It doesn't mean that now you have to step away and never show your faces again. And you cannot No, it just means you're a regular human being. The problem is defending is defending about a bad choice. That's
the problem really is sort of, you know, who did that? Bliss? That's where at least it bleeds defended a bad choice, at least, was given the opportunity a couple of times. Are you sure? Are you sure you want to do this? Are you sure? Let's talk about the term contaminated early. What is it? Which Which of these two things now? Give me the challenge? I'll prove or prove to you that I'm right. He's asking Allah
to give him a chance to prove that he's right. The level of it, of course, then you can say well, ha, that's impossible. No, it's not impossible. It happens also impossible. And it's not and none of us are beyond it either. And you could be that arrogance, we could all be that arrogant. We could all be that vein and arrogant that we feel that our point is 100%. Water is bulletproof, and we can prove it. You understand a system and all of the prophets of Allah subhanaw taala. What made them prophets is that one beautiful characteristic, the moment they were it was pointed out pointed out that they that they needed, they made a mistake, they immediately they immediately went back. So
that's the story he heard and then he heard at the end of the surah the peace that he would live with him for the rest of his life. Now what he can do Ludhiana Cafaro if you have not read this idea before, read it and know it. You don't memorize you just know his meaning. When in your Kaduna, Xena, California, they usually own a copy of the Saudi LEM, send me a vehicle where kulula In the hula Junoon what do you what are the ways you've been told? Alright.
And indeed, the disbelievers
wants you to slip
once you slip physically on a banana Yanni.
No, understand the parameters I needed to figure to lead to the best of your degree especially when the context is obvious. Start to slip in terms of when you're walking know to slip in terms of your character. There used to be a corner they want. They want you to slip so badly. He just wants you to make one mistake. Just do something wrong. That they are actively staring at you trying to make you do it. They use the Ohnaka the above sorry him you know, that they're looking at they're staring at you with such anger.
frustration that they want to they want to make you make a mistake want to make you see something wrong landmass and music when they heard the Quran for the first time, because the Quran was so majestic and so beautiful and you don't want to sit here, sit here,
sit right here beside me that way less of a problem for people watching
the Messenger when he when when they heard what he had to offer either your slot was set up. They knew it was too powerful. They knew it was too meaningful. So the only way that this Dean was not going to work if you just made a mistake, understanding the idea here. If the Prophet alayhi salatu salam ethically made a mistake. I mean, if he if he was compromised ethically, Islam wouldn't exist today. Because it will very easy to discredit the Dean immediately. Nobody is but what he did. He did this, he said that he behaved in that manner has never again, will will always have to respond to the idea of Did you hear what he's talking about? Can you hear his his model for social justice?
Are you listening to how he's trying to run the community? Good, listen to the actual values he's bringing forward. They wouldn't have to do that anymore. Because like, oh, well, he's this. He did that he's an oppressor. He's a lawyer. He's Salalah hottie and Samuel said he couldn't afford to make not even one mistake. Not even one.
So what did they say? Well, who knew the
limit, you know, so they resorted to calling him mad. Mad is not an ethical problem. Being someone who's in St. Lock sanity is not an ethical problem, because they could not find a Zelicah they could not find a slip, he didn't slip.
You are to an ambassador of your deen. And when you slip, when you slip, suddenly, the focus is no longer the ethics or the values or the principles of what Islam is. The focus is now your slip is the mistake that you made. And that becomes a center of attraction and the center of all the tension is how this person slipped. By what about the beauty of what the Quran is teaching and the D and No, no. See the person who was representing it slipped? They behaved that way. Is it fair? Is it fair to do that? No, but it's real. All right. So just the difference between the two, what's what's real and what's fair. It's not fair. But they they wanted him to make a mistake, but he didn't. And that
first sort of talked about the ethics and the character of Mr. Halloran and over to you.
The second one I thought that was a man that was referred to it called him these are the two stories I called him by that night. We didn't call him everywhere in the Quran. He's not called by him Mohamed Salah Allah Allah Muhammad Salah listen if ever, there's never ever Yeah, Mohammed there's, ya know, there's yeah, there's Yeah, Isa. There's Ya Musa, is there's not there's Oh, the Prophet alayhi salam is revered. He's called. Yeah, you have to be you. Yeah, you have a sudo. And then yeah, you have it was the middle. Yeah, you have a different that's it. There's no he's always addressed in that forum. It just stood out to us. And I'm and that's an aspect of respecting the
Quran for him. So in resentment, he's called by the older one who, who covered himself right? And with destiny is the same thing. But those are two words he used when he ran down that mountain and spoke to Khadija. The Quran is telling him We heard you by the way. We heard what you said when you ran down and entered your home and says me only this Tirone repeated a couple of times. We heard you. We were right there beside you. We knew what was going on. So he calls him subhanaw taala. By that yeah, you want Muslim men? Oh, the one who got so scared ran down and asked for someone to cover him up. So the next time you sell them, just to kind of remind him of the little details of
what's being it's for him. This one is for him now for us, because no one knew what he said in there except for him and Khadija no one knew. Now we know the story because it's been told afterwards, but for him, it's just him and Khadija. So when Gibreel came and told me I had a Muslim male, it's kind of a little bit reminder. Yeah, we were there. We heard you. Were present too. So now he's thinking about his thoughts. Now his comprehension of what it means for Allah subhanaw taala to be RockTape Aleem SME elbow Cyril kabhi relief is now character the characterization of these of these words becoming clear to him Molly's salatu salam so he's called by Muslim and in his ummah Al is what you
wear that is close to it's like your undershirt. And a default is what is on top. All right, and there's there's a reason why this matters because this sutra here is gonna talk about one thing and the other one is he talking something a little bit different it's very, very interesting or intriguing how he chooses the words to pounce on them if there's a military he is what you cover your skin with. The third tip is what you cover your clothing with it's what's beyond apparent to people's eyes who's going to see on the outside but as a military you don't see you don't see what what moves them will peace from you don't see that you see them with the theme you see the one on
top. Why is that important? Here's why. So this Surah it comes in and talks about his spiritual needs only install to a Surah
Surah Surah cover for me, Leila. Illa felida pray all night except a little bit of it. Useful, at least half of it. Olympus mineral kuleana if you're really tired and go a little bit less than that, that's fine. Oh is it Allah He but it's there to go more? What do you do Purana tell Tina recite the Quran. Allow it to run through you. recite the Quran as if you're saying it yourself.
I say if you're the one who say it as if it's a part of who you are, that's what 13 actually means it is that you're in such a moment of joy. You're embracing what you're listening to what you're saying so much to the degree that it's a part it's flowing through as if you're the one who said it to begin with, which is obviously a level of agreement and acknowledgement, the love of the Quran and not everyone is able to I missed that Well, I miss I miss this is a rant has nothing to do with this holiday, I missed the majority of the Quran Majelis I used to I used to attend these when I was younger, I love them. If you're over 50, then you the name of the diversity of the summit means
something to you. And it's gentleman show, he means something to you, when you study these names, you know, even if you don't have popularity, or an initiation or these names, you know who these people are, these are, these are beautiful human beings, and they would sit in the masjid, there is no halacha there's no drugs, there's no explanation. There's nothing there. Just a guy who loves the Quran, and has a beautiful voice and a bunch of people are gonna gather around and listen. And God bless the Egyptian people because they are just very pure in how they express their emotions. If you listen to these old magentas, the guy will read this and I come to the end of it and the masjid will
will Oh with the whole machine is screaming, they can't help it the beauty of what they heard listened to and said and a lot of the shoes back then I remember because you shouldn't scream like that when the point is I did leave them you should leave them there at least have some emotion to what they're listening to what this is better. What we have now is better when we don't appreciate it at all. We're nothing has any spirits in it. There's no law anymore. There's no feeling attached to what's being said. It's just words being recited and just listening. And it's all mechanical. Yeah, I'm the beauty of just listening to something and allowing it to touch you even if you don't
understand the words will like people will sit there. And I remember my mother telling me that when she was she didn't understand what the bustle was saying. But she knew this guy was saying something beautiful. There was something about how he's expressing that was just beyond what something that is humane, a human connection that you pick up. When you listen to someone say something, they really, really, they're feeling it and you feel it too, and that beauty is lost. So what I will put on that that's just, I missed that I missed it. I'm not sure if we need you need someone who has like a good voice and knows how to do these things. But it would be lovely to bring stuff like that back.
Because without that, without emotion. Dean can only religion for you can only last for so long. Like if you can hold on to your deen with own emotion for a certain period of time, and then you'll get tired, it will become very rusty.
And people who continue to like if you're someone who struggles like one day, you're doing well and you don't do too well. And you keep on bouncing opinions pinballing back and forth between the state of Eman and the state of luck. And it's the lack of emotion really, it's like a passion. If you're not finding the if you don't love something, you can't stick to it. It's hard. It's very hard. It's very hard, the sticky piece dives off you need to have love that love has to be there. And how do you generate that you need different ways to do it
in different ways, and I use those Majelis has to be meaningful. It used to be really beautiful. And I can't imagine what would what it would have been like to hear him I used to love to a sermon site these verses right.
And the story is well, I'll tell you the stories even the machine couldn't help it. Even the machine could not help walking by him reciting and not standing listen. And if they had to hide behind the bush at night to listen to him they would they bump into each other in the middle of the night, listening to him because there's something about what he was saying and not just that but how he was saying,
there is this reality, this genuineness this sincerity.
That was meaningful, it touches you we look for that we pursue that as human beings we pursue that human touch is important to Allah. If it's removed it becomes too boring. So these are the teachings that you have in certain Muslim family pray at night. What until Quran recite the Quran love it 13 Ratan Tata Allah meaning recited really really recite it like really read it don't just read it No, no read read it. Like really take time and and say it and beautify it make sure it sounds nice and that's what this means. Well, charisma became an advocate the Name of your Lord, his name just as may just know his name. His name is Allah know who Allah subhanaw taala is made that name means
something to you. May you love the name may you invocate the name not just what is charisma the concept of invocation whatever tell la he Timothy that Tibet tool is when you is when you completely show full, full closeness or full humbleness. When you humble yourself in a state of for sure for Allah subhanaw taala which is why when, when when we describe biryani, the Virgin Mary We call her el Batoon Maryam Alberto, but why this is not just the way that we describe it just as you as a version Well, it's not really just that he's actually with someone who had achieved a level of closeness and humbleness and connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala that she Allah Allah who would
feed her without reasons of being fed is not what the plan says. Yeah, Maria, Zachary would come and find food Yeah, Maria Moo. And like you had Well where are you getting all this food from? No one's served us all the time and the law is fine from this from Allah subhanaw taala. She has achieved a level of piety and closest that she was being given provision from Allah subhanaw taala directly
Leave, which is something that is only heard I've never really seen
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learn the concept of telecoil and I'm not going to will talk about tilicho linen coming. I need the episodes on when the sutras that talk about it do but understand what telecoil is, if you're young, make sure you understand it well. And if you don't ask so you know what it is is an extremely important part of being Muslim. So what are the most important tools that you have in your in your kit is understanding the concept of Tilak good dependence upon Allah subhanho wa Taala because it comes with a whole new mindset mindset. Whilst joining perseverance, well, her daughter whom had Ulan Jamila and then step away, removing negative influences, legible Jamil is when you step away
from a relationship that is toxic. That's what hydrogen mean is, well hold on hold on Jamila is when you step away from a relationship that is harmful for you. Where you're being abused, or is taking you is bringing you down, it's taking away from you your ability to be a good Muslim, this is important, do not allow that to continue in your life. If it's there, if you are surrounded by people who are pulling you away from what you know what is correct is helpful is the right thing to do. Then you need to do your home Hi John Jamila, you need to step away for your own protection. This is for you this surah talks about the Prophet Allah, your sources and spiritual needs. Just
like your body needs food and water, your your your spirit needs Allah, and it needs that connection. And it will it will, it will starve. It will starve to death to just like your body will. And if you're around people, people around you don't support you aren't helping encourage you to be better. They're actually pulling you towards the wrong direction. You need to work on Jamila, you need to just stay take six steps away. Don't Don't burn bridges. Wallahi nowhere in Islam, you were you told to burn bridges with people around you ever, ever don't burn bridges, just step away. Don't be as available. You have a friend, every time you get together with this person, they end up
doing something stupid. Every single day. Sometimes our two people who are beautiful people put them together and chiffon is born. Right but right when they come together union only brings problems. I know and I work with young men, if I know exactly what I'm talking about two young men, excellent people, excellent. On their own x very clear, very smart. Put them together and I'm going to show you what happens. I don't know. I don't know when they come together what happens. That's okay, you need to step away from that person for now, a couple of years, just a couple of years, you'll figure it out yourself here to get yourself to come back together you can do well, where else you will pull
each other in directions you didn't want to go to in the first place. steps away. Don't be as available. Don't respond as quickly. Sorry, sorry. You don't have to be rude. Don't say well, just yesterday said that I should get rid of people. So you know, just just just step away, just make yourself less available. That's, well, you're home Angela. That's what the verse says, Hi, Julian Jimena beautified a beautified removal and her job is to is to remove yourself out of the vicinity of something or walk away from it. Hi Julia Jamila has to be beautified. It cannot be as harsh or rude or disrespectful. That's not me. So I didn't add that piece. By the way. That's what I actually
said, Hey, Julian Jamila.
And then without me, we'll look at the BMW now. Don't be preoccupied with the disbelief. Don't be preoccupied. Don't get distracted. Stay focused. The Quran is for you, for you to grow. Don't waste too much time thinking about why other people aren't growing. And why other people don't do this as well. Forget about that piece. All right, you're not responsible for everyone else you responsible for you. Read it, take it for you, you your grow with it yourself. Honestly, the best.
The best, the biggest favor you can do for someone else is take care of yourself and become really become the best person you can become. Because improvement in gross and that is contagious. Its contagious, just like the bad things are contagious as well. So sometimes just focusing on yourself is all you need to do. And that's what sort of thing was a million. It's just it was like there's a melt up that's which is stuck to your body. This is your spiritual your spiritual needs. Do them for yourself. You pray not because So prayer is not a burden. Prayer is not an obligation in terms of you need to do this. No, you will need prayer. That's what that's what how is how Salah was
explained to the Prophet I think so. So my friend by the way, for me, Leila for yourself, do it for you, so you can be strong. So you can carry this message. How do I know that? Okay, let's go back. What is it number five, five sing in Central PA Laker Poland tequila, indeed, we're going to just bestow upon you a heavy, heavy message is going to be heavy, is going to be hard. This is not a walk in the park, you will be you're going to be tired. And he was out of his slots within
the next 23 years had a lot of pain hidden for him out of his slots was that I'm for sure for sure.
So it's like you're gonna carry a heavy heavy load. You can't do it without these things. You need them. You need your sprayer. You need your invocation. You need the Quran. You need that closest in that humbleness, your relationship with Allah subhana wa you need your telecoil for sure. You need to have perseverance. You have to remove people who are going to hold you back
And you have to not be distracted, that's for you. Salah is not a burden, Salah is there to help you. It's your spiritual dose five times a day so that you're closer to Allah so you can carry this weight. Sorry that is understood otherwise I really am.
That's technically our fault.
Certain degree that's the people in my positions fault. It's how it came across and it's how it's been taught and how it's been practiced. But that needs to change. So I was there for you not start yet another thing you have to do, no, that's not salah, there's a lot of things you have to do for sure, a lot of stances you have to take and and battles you have to engage in and, and there's a lot of things you have to do, they're tiring and you don't want you'd rather be comfortable you'd rather be just just I don't want to live it easier. But so as no one of them so now is there to strengthen your Salah is your time off. It's like alright, I need to speak to God for a moment I need to get it
off my chest I need to feel connected from I need to remind myself of who's and I need that I need or I can function I can focus. That's what Salah is, that's what Salah is, if it isn't right now well then consider finding a way for it to be because that's what it is and these all these things that the Prophet alayhi salam was being taught are for him to be ready to carry what he was going to carry the surah after that and with that said disorders was on the outside this was apparent to people here when it comes to the actual mission of conduct right this is what he's going to have to do all of these slots are very simple. Yeah, you hit him with death and again being called by that
name boom, funded. What Rebecca Campbell was he abaca Hill What would you ever had your well I turned into sexy William obika Foster possible seven commands in a row he was given out of heel Salado so number one poem, and the poem is there twice right. First one referring to the ritual second one referring to taking a stance not standing up.
Not standing up. One you had to get up when he heard one founder that he said no, it was more own meant as in take a stand. That's more important and that's that's really what the usage of the word pm in the Quran is used for. It's there to help you take a stand meaning you have to be clear on who you are, what you stand for, what values you carry, do not be ambiguous on this and do not make sure that you're not indifferent either for under spread the message what back Africa but hold your Lord's commands in the highest regard.
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your clothes need to be pure. I've always found i Whenever I was younger, I was wondering why, why that in the middle of this, it's how you present yourself matters to
how you present yourself matters because this is a mission of conduct Surah here's how you're gonna go in what you're gonna do with people and take a stand and you start spreading the message. You're going to take what you're being taught in highest regard, you're not going to be scared, you're not going to be fearful you're going to you know, shy away from it be ashamed, maybe not talk about one piece because people are gonna get upset, you're talking about all of it, because you told it in the highest regard. And you're gonna do it with pure clothing, you're gonna go in and make sure that you're clean. Now not that the Prophet Allah is also needed to be taught that I didn't get
slaughtered them because it when you learn about his life, the concept of taharah was was how he was described as a human being, not just on the inside, but on the outside as well. But this is for us, that how you present yourself and how you present things also matters. The vehicle that Hector is going to write in matters to have self is the ultimate is the ultimate value. But if the vehicle stinks for the lack of a better word, then the hop is not going to make it where it's going. It just won't. It just won't.
It's a matter the profit was worth the buck. Yeah, but your your closing pocket are cleaned and purify them. What would you say your first job and then leave all filth? Rodgers is, is is not non materialistic, non non materialistic fields. If he was just so you don't misunderstand the verses and think well, all that matters is that I have a good suit, I know. You have to get rid of the materialistic fields. So you dress properly, and you're a hitter. And you're not you don't have an adjustment. But then what would you is which is
non materialistic feels, which is all which is vanity and arrogance and envy and all and bad assumptions and all that stuff on virtually leave that alone, you stay away from that as well.
What I term notice texture, and when you give you do not expect anything in return. So you give unconditionally, you give and you don't respect anything, expect anything in return? Well, it'll become possible. And as you do this, you will persevere. And you will do it for the sake of your Lord. The only reason we persevere is for him subhanho wa Taala do not do these things for people. If you do it, you're going to be very disappointed.
And you'll feel
if you engage, if you take the machine of conduct, and you decide I'm going to take these verses that he was taught here, sort of upfront and live them which is actually a really great, great idea. You just take the first four or five solos and learn them and try to practice them you'll find Wow, this is amazing. It's beautiful upfront. But if you do it for the wrong reason,
if you do it hoping to if you're trying to serve people, you're doing it for them, hoping that they will appreciate what you do and then you're gonna be disappointed. What you do you do for the sake of Allah, how people
respond to it, whether they appreciate it or not, whether they thank you or not, whether they doesn't matter, you weren't doing it. If you're doing it for people, then their response will dictate how hard you work later. And that's not there's, there's a lack of sincerity and the lack of genuineness there. Meaning if they're good to you'll do more, if they're not good to, you'll stop doing it. And that's not you will keep on doing it because you're dealing with Allah subhanho wa taala. And Allah will always be the same Gentle, gentle Allah, he's always going to be generous and loving and compassionate with you. So when you're you'll continue to serve people, whether they are
kind or not, whether they care or not, whether they make your life easier or more difficult, whether they kick you out or keep you in, whether they say they praise you or they defame you, it makes no difference because you weren't doing it for them in the first place. That's why this last piece is suitable does it while you rob Baker possible, and persevere and do it for the sake of your Lord.
The last suitor amongst the five that revealed to him obviously had to be right had to be this one. I mean, if you didn't know anything about this, and you were going to just guess what the first five students were pretty sure you'd get five I was gonna be one of them. And you'll be right now it was it was it was the last one of the five or not, I said, after I left them, we're not sure the sequence of the other three. So I'm just going by what Ibn Hashem has in his in his sila, but it could be something different. So it doesn't make a difference about much. They're the first five. So the sorts of fact you have to Fatiha
is the key of the Quran is the key.
If you're someone who will understand it a little bit older and has done research and knows how sometimes when you're reading, rereading data, sometimes you need a key or something somebody referred to all the times. I mean, I've always all the data that's been explained all of the graphs that are being put there, you need a key to always refer to in terms of what what everything is, what everything means, and what the abbreviations aren't all that stuff. This was sort of fancy highs. So in fact, that is the key. Everything you'll understand in the Quran has to be understood under the umbrella of circle Fatiha and the concepts that certify it hotkeys. So, aside from that
being its name, and Fatiha, and the word key is moved to the opening, or that's how we function when we pray. You're not allowed to stand there and begin with a surah of the Quran. You're not you have to resort to fat. Yeah. All right. I'll do that for the most part. What about the second workout? Can I then know that the repeats that yeah, I'm router? Oh, yeah, we think about if you do 20 Like
20? Why? Hello. So I really find it hard to beginning and then we continue? Nope. Every single time we're going to stand your read, you're gonna refuse to recite the 31st. And if you don't, your prayer is invalid. Right? Isn't that the ruling for the majority of schools of jurisprudence? The majority of them don't get all upset the majority, some of them don't. The majority of them, you don't say certified, your prayer is invalid immediately. You have to go repeat it. Why? Because you're not you can't afford to understand a word in the Quran. Without this being your reference point. It's your reference point. What are the what are the I'm going to share with you just seven,
Seven themes Absolutely. The number one universality, that's why because if hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. Now Robbie, Ibrahim, for example, which is what he described himself to be in the Torah.
The God of Abraham? No. And the Quran has not been either mean, the Lord of everything. Either mean, it's everything. That's not God. That's the definition of the word. I mean, everything that's not Allah is it mean? So he's the Lord of everything. So universality, this message is going to be universal. I have no more ownership on Islam than any one of you. I am not more. I'm not closer to Islam than any any of you. No one deserves to be Muslim more than anyone else. Regardless of where you come from your culture, your race, your color, your age, your back doesn't make a difference. Islam is irrelevant to you is irrelevant to everyone else. It had to be revealed in some language
and Adobe was the language because of certain aspects or certain characteristics and qualities of the Arabic language allow it to be easier to actually understand it's actually easier to learn. You don't believe that? Do you think it's easier to learn? It's way easier? Let me give you an example. Let me show you how simple it is. Okay, so knowledge, an English word knowledge. So someone who teaches knowledge is what? A teacher, someone who takes knowledge as a student, right? Are you understanding what I'm trying to say? Is this making sense to you a little bit All right.
Someone who's going to do after the auction as a teacher These are words that have nothing in common in English knowledge, teach, learn Arabic at ILM, alum Medallia maalim Odyssey even if you understand the way you hear the same letters, and saying leave me I'm going to be shuffled them around in different ways. It's like math. It's like maths. It's very simple. It's one of the simplest languages to learn because all you have to do is derive Are you someone getting out knowledge All right, then it looks like five or more fine. Are you going to receive it? Yes, there's gonna be motor fine or my throat? Just you're good. You're good. Close. It's very simple. Why is not
because not popular? That's all because all the movies and all the cartoons were not in Arabic. They were in English.
So that's why we find English to be easier.
By God is not.
It isn't it's not at all.
are very frustrated with this language because there's too many words and too many.
There's no logic that puts anything together. It's it's completely irrational. There's a very rational language. I want to be it's way easier. It's much easier for me to express myself by far because it's very clear I can I can very easily explain what I'm trying to say in English. I have to think about what was going to be fit here and what was not. So universality we're to Rama Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen al Rahman al Rahim again twice, four times four names are in the sutra all of them are talking or referring to Allah subhanaw taala regarding something to do with compassion or empathy, that he is the most empathetic, most compassionate, most
merciful to all to specifics. The concept of mercy is one of the themes of sorts of Fatiha their booty a service er cannot good or woody a service, the concept that we are here to serve right up front, it's you and only you when we serve, remembering that that's what we're here to do. The concept of being part of a group. Why wait is that in the sutra is not a yaka Abu Yeah, kind of staying, you know, Denio snow, it's using the plural even when you pray alone, you recited with the fascia and the plural, because you're a part of a group. It's not good. And Miss Dane and Deena as a group, we worship you as a group. We serve you as a group, we seek aid and as a group, we want you
to grant us guidance as a group, do it for us as a group, don't leave any of us out. Make sure just like we're stuck here together, you will miss damn over a second front agenda together. Allahumma Muzej I mean, this is what you look for no individuality here. The oneness of Allah that don't eat obviously, the concept of oneness II, I cannot do IACA you and only you, you and only you, which is what Yeah, can means it's you and only you whom I serve you and only you whom I seek aid from or help from guidance is the only thing you ask for 17 times a day. 17 times a day, if you're really lazy. And you pray no other Sooners for 717 times and you're this, you didn't know that Did you know
they realize that you're asking for something 17 This is what you want the most based on if someone was just recording your words, they would conclude Oh, this guy here. Oh, this guy really wants guidance. 17 times he asked for it one day, and he does it every day. Do you and you don't even notice every day you ask it he didn't grab me guidance got me guidance. The beauty of being guided the beauty of being shown the way of having veils removed in front of the eyes and and to see the light at the end of the tunnel and to figure out the landscape so you can make the right choices, the beauty of guidance, it doesn't mean that you walk blindly about behind anybody or anything. It's
the beauty of just being guided. And then finally integrity. Are we good to go? There's one difference. Okay, good. Good. Good. I want you to stay calm. Stay calm. The sloppily Mr. Green, and Mr. Kim, the straight path. Obviously, this is a figure of speech. It's metaphorical. Correct. But Muslims are being asked to walk in a straight line at all times.
This is a mix No, of course it's figurative. The concept is to have incorruptibility of integrity of not being corrupt or not being someone who takes shortcuts
someone who knows how to get what they want and just not just give enough of the truth so they can get what they want knowing that this is not actually what they should be getting. Knowing that they didn't do this appropriately knowing that there's something here that's fishy but they're not going to their conscious has become have become okay with it. So they're no no this is a this is a core Islamic value is to karma being incorruptible. The stuff that you think about when someone knocks on your door ask me for your daughter. What you want to know about them?
Just that they pray. Yeah, that's a good one. I need to know that they if you don't, suddenly that's a whole, but that's not even remotely enough. That's not enough. I need way more than that. Oh, they have a great voice in the Quran. Great. Oh, no, I need more than that. Well, they have a really long, lengthy, beautiful, may Allah preserve it for them? What else do you have? Give me I need the stuff that mattered? What are the stuff that matter? Are they honest? Can they be trusted? Are they trustworthy? Do they bring their money from halal? If someone deals with them? Do they walk away feeling this person did not rip them off? Did they cut corners and get in and walk down paths that
are promiscuous and unclear and this question marks Are they someone who's a straight shooter who sees things as they are will never lie will never betray anybody. That's what incorruptibility is corruption. Not corrupt, not just political corruption is its personal, social, spiritual and ethical corruption. These are the seven themes which were to Fatiha.
Totally fine, too high the sooner that you can go on and on and on and on talking about then there are books and books and books written not about the surah just about two verses in it's just Iraq and Afghanistan in the in the volumes and the volumes upon volumes explaining what they mean. This is what was revealed to me yesterday.
I don't column zamil Mudassar Fatiha and then gibril says
any leaves doesn't show up for six months and jump in the profit Elisa
So maybe the first week is like, alright, alright. probably other people are more important than me or similar to me that he's speaking to he'll come back soon. Second week, third week, fourth week, fifth week, six week, he's performing the dollar. He's trying to and now they're saying oh, where's your where's it? Nothing? No. Where's your where's your new material? There's nothing new way. When he stopped coming to you. Eight weeks intense week 12 week. He's starting to ask Khadija What have I done something wrong? Did I not practices appropriately? Am I not praying enough? Am I not doing enough to be I have not recited the Quran appropriately are my ethics wrong? 15th week 16th 17th
week now he's wondering now he's towards the end, he started feeling pain. He started to get he was sad. He was upset. He was worried. He felt like he was abandoned. alayhi salatu salam towards the end it became very harmful. But it was important. It was important. It was an important moment for him out of histological stuff to go through. But he because he had he had to figure it out. You had to figure out what he was going to do next and next time we'll talk about what his plan was and what he did, how he executed his plan and what the first three first three year plan was going to be in the next two year plan was going to be and how we how he carried it out. Allianz saw to us and we
came up with it and we'll talk about the sutras that were revealed right after Yanni Djibouti came back Are we good to start or? No? Okay, so seven the last six seven minutes we'll do the Kahoot if we go over nine 647 45 A few minutes don't get too upset we'll just stay stuck and then have soccer shot inshallah. So buckle up behind the scene Allah Allah Allah just offering to break awesome Allah who was telling them more about icon into being a Muhammad early he was so happy Ah man, he's like Kamala Hey robotic Allah. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah he
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