Sunday Tafseer 61 Part 4 Surat AlSaff 12-14
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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Madonna early he also had big money so that I can show more data, you're going to aim to conclude sort of the Off
Page 552 of a Madani print of the Quran.
And we arrived at a number 10 Basically, so 1011 we recited but I didn't conclude or didn't complete the explanation of both. So I'll do that today in Sharjah, and then we'll read the last few verses of Surah inshallah Donna
know what, I'm trying to think of how far we're gonna get before the end of before Ramadan comes.
I don't think we'll finish that just before Ramadan. I doubt it probably ended up to Harbin will have two suitors left
before Ramadan actually comes by but that's fine.
So within this, within this cluster of sorrows running, which I did, when you saw that talk about the organizational aspects of,
of Islamic law, organization organizes for us, our lives as Muslims with each other with as individuals, as groups with the group with people who are similar to us different to within us with the country as citizens. And so the soft specifically is the social contract and talks about what we owe the group and how, what actually is the agreement here in terms of our relationship with our OMA our nation. And
I like to make these small
points here and there just to help people kind of wrap their heads around what's being said. So this is different this with the stuff.
Your relationship with the people who live within your country who are citizens, like you is not the same as what your social contract is. There, it's not the same thing within this country understanding who it is that is considered an equal citizen, and what relationship you should be aiming to have with them. That's how shield, the fluff is saying, Okay, what do you owe? What is your relationship with the nation? Not your country, the nation as with Muhammad Ali, what was the group that you belong to? What is it that you owe them? And what do they owe you back? How does that work, and that social contract has been for a very long time, an extremely important piece of human
Philosophers and sociologists have spent a very sizable amount of time discussing what it means to have a social contract. Because without that, we're no meat. Nomads, we walk the earth with basically no law to govern us. And no way to figure out how to deal with the person across from us.
If you think about it.
mammals have different ways of functioning lions, they have a pride, right, they exist in pride. And the stronger male takes over the pride chokes out all the Cubs and then has its own and it functions as a pride for as long as the Tigers for example, live completely solo, the mate
the male leaves, the female raises the young one, the young ones on their own. And you have title or or DEERS are similar to them. They work in herds, and they always have an alpha male amongst them that kind of keep things moving forward, each of mammals a little bit different. So when we look at ourselves as human beings, how exactly do we need to function because of our level of intellect, because of the way that our ability to communicate, we can actually make a lot of different choices, we can do any of those things. Any of those examples are totally fine for us. We can exist in groups, you can exist solo, we can exist in small families and large families, we can do whatever we
want, basically, because there's no there's no really there's no real reason for us not to other creatures, there are reasons why they behave that way. They behave that way because that's the only way they can basically survive. That's what that's what works for them. But for us, we can do almost anything, anything at all. So since we have all these options, the question becomes what is the correct one? How do you how do you function the Arab they were nomads for the longest time?
And I'm not gonna say out it's a term that has a number of different groups within them. I'm not talking about the descendants of Ibraheem Alehissalaam No, Ibrahim Ali Instagram main all those who came from his main ideas and they had they had some degree of social contract which is why this stuff is here. But thought of outside of that no, they didn't. The the function that they were functional Bedouins meaning they, they lived wherever, wherever the winds took them. Wherever wherever the earth was greener, they were just wherever there was no one claiming territory, right. And they existed in tribes and tribes are just large families. That's all it is all tribes work.
Anyone outside of your tribe, outside of your family is not welcome, is a is suspicious is someone that you need, most likely to neutralize, especially outside of your tribe. Someone coming into your tribe is suspicious, you leave it the whole issue has a lot of a lot of question marks around it in terms of how you deal with people. That's why for example, when when the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam sin, or brought for us the concept of a Santa Monica
It was it was a huge difference how people function was huge. Because if you're on your horse in the middle of the desert going somewhere, and some other dudes on his horse going in the opposite direction, you both freeze,
you both feel worse. It's just that you're able to do.
You don't know, if I was gonna happen
if I don't kill him, he'll kill me. If I don't brutalize him, he'll neutralize me if I just go and knock, like, I didn't see him that he comes behind me. And then I have to spend the rest of my journey looking behind me from this young guy who saw me alone. So the whole thing is extremely difficult. So I'm on equal, you're saying I a piece from my side, he's from my side, you keep on going. This became the this has become one of the applications of this concept is they instead of living with, okay, I meet you on the way we're both going somewhere, we'll have destination, let's instead of killing each other, or fighting to the death, maybe we just kind of pass each other by.
But how do you and I that think about this, how easy is it and I say these things, please don't take them in the wrong the wrong way. I'm just trying to get you to look at because we get we're used to life in a certain way. I'm trying to pull you out of what we have, and get you to see that life could have been different. And it was different for a long time. That's why the importance of this type of suit is high. How easy is it for you to I guess is a bad example, because we just saw this a few years ago. I mean, cars are big weapons. Right? You're walking down the street? How many times? How easy is it for you to be killed? Really, if you think about it, if you're walking down the
streets and cars are going back and forth, how easy it is your life dad, very easy. Like it's very easy to so it gets more you over me, Allah, Allah and a lot of family. They, they got to see that, you know, that was the unfortunate aspect of our of our experience here. But I'm not saying it because of that. I'm saying in general, that we go into a lot of situations as people where it's very easy for us. We're at we're in jeopardy, right? We're in jeopardy, but the reason that we don't fear is because there's a social contract that we've all agreed to. There's something that we all agreed to, it's very valuable. Imagine if people stop agreeing to that. That's basically what
Armageddon looks like. That's what AR says, it happened. Forget, if you've ever read about the
power, the power loss of New York, back in back in the 90s, when when it went out for a couple of hours, they lose it everything, keep eluded every
there's no electricity and no internet, they just looted everything. Anything you could get, you just take a rock climbing into a window of a shop, pick up what you can and run
very, the I've seen stuff like that, by the way, like stereo during the uprising, things happen like that stuff like that happen for sure. A human being behaves in a certain way because of certain constrictions, constructs that exists around the remove some of them will be very surprised how human beings
will be surprised because the reason I believe that is we were at Jeopardy from that because we don't discuss the social contract, it becomes a norm that is not question discussed or thought about there's no contemplation or reflection about it is just as you just grow up into the world. And this is how the world functions. So you do that then at some point. If you find that there's really no I don't know why I'm no one's watching, or no one's can hold me accountable, you can catch me, you start wondering how to do something different if you don't have faith, and at least the social contract that you have accepted, could hold you back if I because the idea is, I can't live in a way
where or behave in a way, where if everyone did the same thing, life wouldn't continue. Right? This is one of the basic ideas of social fun. The basic idea is I can behave in a way where if everyone else behaved in that same way life would basically collapse or the society would would crumble.
Right? So how do you define what those ways are? And how do you make sure the person the average human being
recognizes that you can behave in a way where you're giving yourself exceptions to rules exceptions all the time? And how do you explain your average human being that the reason that we all behave? The way we behave is because of a social contract that we've agreed upon? We are unarmed.
We are unarmed civilians in here.
Right? I took you back to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam this time you walk into the Masjid. All of them were armed.
All of them. They all had arms on. Why because the social contract had not yet been established. And the Prophet Allah you stole some established it. It took a while, obviously for people to get used to certain things and be able to because people walk into the masjid, they had their swords.
They had their story. They had the other other weapons on them. Why? Because you never know. Maybe someone jumps you if someone jumps you with a knife and you have nothing you're dead. So this is how they thought about stuff. Now our neighbors to the south. Don't think that's a good idea. So people are armed you say you sing around somebody who have a gun in their pocket.
Look, either we all are armed or none of us are he doesn't work. You can't have it. You can't have a good it doesn't work both
ways where someone's armed that someone isn't that I might disadvantage, how do I, he has a gun, if he pulls it out and he goes like this, I'm dead. I can't wait to depend on the social contract is actually very, it's very futile. It's not being discussed and it's not being discussed, which is why he thinks with the Sophists is a gem, and all of them all the others who have grown up, I think it's really important, because we have to remind ourselves of what the agreement is an agreement here, we went through these things, nema Dakota and Mr. Latta fan we have to commit fully.
Now while you're headquartered in your particular facility yourself, but you have to be yourself equal, you have to stand in line like everyone else, you have to have full a full comprehension of equality to everyone around you. And contribution, that is not just your status is equal, but your contribution has to be equal to you got to sit around what others contribute and use and you just reap and take and take the take the fruits, the problem, if you have a population where 20% are working, and the rest are sitting there just taking in wealth, that's a that's a big problem, you have to see yourself as an equal in terms of status and equal in terms of contribution, the concept
of which is the name of the of the students called a soft, because that word that standing in line gives you those two concepts, like your equal in terms of your value, and you're also equal in terms of the expectations of your contribution. And that's the main aspect of this social contract.
The concept of no harm, you do no harm, which has to do with any work, Darla Moon, the concept of the continuity, that you have to make sure that what you have is going to be handed down, that you're moving, you're looking to the next generation to make sure that they're capable of carrying what it is that that you have that you put down that you are handed down from your ancestors or your predecessors, this has to be a part of it. And then the other thing is you can you have to accept you have to accept the law as it is common Avila moment and if Allah and Allah hookah debo you the idol Islam you can you can make things up about the law as you go along. This is the law, you accept
it as it is, you may like it, you may not like it doesn't matter, you have to tip you can't change it. If you all go around interpreting the law and occasionally things don't work based on our own understanding of things I have is how I want to interpret it. Well, Allah.
You can't go around saying this is my interpretation of the Canadian law. I make up my own No, this is the law, you just follow the law. You unless you're a Supreme Court judge, then you don't interpret anything, you just follow the law as explained, we're all going to interpret it differently, then there's no way for us to be able to we can't we can't even get through a star streetlights.
This happens all over the world. But if you come from a third world country, this is all streetlights are just suggestion.
Green and red is just a suggestion. Just maybe if you want to know it's okay to go please, by all
people or you're driving in a lane, it's a one way and another car is coming. No problem, you just have to have to be awake and move and fine. There's a lack of accountability to following along. If all over the world, people don't live too happy, their safety levels are very much, much lower than they are here today. The life expectancy is worse. Honestly, life is not that great. The reason that you know the West native bar is because you actually spent a long time
taking off the work, you're ripping off forgive, ripping off the work we've been doing and those who are in evolution, and coming up with a well defined social contract and then taking it and turning it into law and turning it into finally, and because they did that
everyone thinks worked out because they were able to actually get the first generation that lived here and understand the importance of a social contract that we all, we all do our part. We all wait for our turn. We don't
you know they all stop.
I told this day I find it fascinating that it works here.
I am fascinated by it. Well, I, I when I start when I stop and someone else stops then we see who stopped first and then I go then he goes I am fascinated by it, like the best part of my day and like the monologue, because it gets if I had I lived in out of countries, I would imagine the all this science and what nothing we didn't know is not even there, they would run over the sign to make sure that it did because it's bothersome of Lucy looking at it, and then keep on going. What's the difference? Now the people who are doing that are not inferior. I want to make this clear. What I'm saying is I'm not actually saying no, these are good people. And they probably have it's just as a
lack of a social contract. They don't understand. Like there's no agreement on everyone doing this because there's a lot of bullying, a lot of oppression. There's a there's too much oppression going on, which is why there's a problem, which is why the students it was always called a soft, there has to be quality. We can't be people standing in the line. I am here as someone else way up front law is the law does not apply to them. If that's the case that I'm not going to follow anything anymore. You have to be as tough your hands
Every one has to be standing equally, being held accountable, equally contributing, equally treated equally. And then it works. That's why it's called a soft because the most important piece, if you oppress people, you have a two tiered citizenship. If you have some people get away with anything. Now we're stopping here, by the way, it's just well, concealed. Under the law, we just don't see it. Like the people who are ripping us off, they're just doing it far away from us, we can't see it, we don't know about it, or you don't pay attention. So we're less, we don't have that much of a problem in the Middle East is very in your face, being someone who has a specific type of license plate,
does not stop at times, does not listen to the police and drives however they want to drive because that license plate means they are a part of this group, and they can do whatever they want. But you and I have to actually wait our turn, right? So it's up in your face, and it's in your face like that people are less likely to actually follow the law. Here, it doesn't happen that way. You know, if you're, if you're at a place a position, you have to actually if you have a position, some position, or some sort of political position, or any position or any status, then once you're on the ground with people, you have to actually follow along more, or you will be ridiculed for it and
you'll lose your status. But you continue to rip people off financially from the backdoors for as much as you want. And people continue to suffer on other other levels.
I think this is better off, for sure. I prefer this than that. But the problem in both scenarios, the lack of clarity of what a social contract is, which is what this means meaning. And there are books written about this. And I don't mean I'm not trying to bore you with this, but I really think it's worth your time in your life at least once or twice to go and look into this a little bit. Let's look into it, read the history of it, just understand it a little bit more, because it's very, very interesting. People have written books about groups, for example.
Ending up on an island is an excluded island like Lord of the Flies. And there's a lot of books that are written about in all languages. By the way, there's Persian books, in our books, and in Indian books written about ideas of if a group of people ended up on an island,
right? There's nothing wrong with playing trashed, everyone died, maybe 1520 people end up on an online and how what do they do?
Do they organize? Islam is social contract. Islam, if all Muslim is a social contract, we'd know what to do. We'd have an idea of Islam came and give us a little bit of a concept on it and understanding what that looks like. If you think about it at all, from all over the place. There's a feeling right off the bat from everyone there that we need to gather up and figure out how to live. But maybe if someone doesn't want to me sounds like not among you guys around you. I'm on my own, you're on your own, do my own thing. Even then you'll be like, Well, no, we need to figure out like what is how is that a social contract? We have to sit on Agree. If there are resources, how we're
going to use them, it comes to any danger if it comes to how do we what do we do?
Someone is in pain and needs to do we help them? Or do we throw them off a cliff? Because they're going to take too much time and we have no medication? Honestly, not not. Not every group will come to the same conclusion. By the way, by the way, regard is why Santos offers important talks about these ideas, I think,
give us the context of college I am pretending loving. If you do look at geology into G komen either in Alene others are believed to give you a contract that will save you first of all from a painful punish.
Now you should understand why. Because the moment you don't have a social contract or question is going to be what what happens out that is oppression. So you need to buy into this, this is the this is the the deal that you're going to sign. You're doing this so that you save yourself from punishment. Because if you don't, then the outcome is going to be oppression. And that's going to cause everyone to people.
Because the outcome is going to be that the weak are going to get
what we call that the law of the jungle.
I always wondered, is really is
what jungle do you need?
actually think that the law that this is the love, this is our law. Now we're living, we're living with the weaker, trampled upon whether we get the least of least support or the weak or the least important for the vulnerable and poor and under servicemen.
The only value they have is just around election time if they're capable of voting. Outside of that no one really cared
is no one you don't you don't get high publicity from going and servicing the slums of any city. No, there's no reason by getting any but no one cares about that. That's why we continue to we live in a part of the world where technically speaking, technically speaking, there should be no homelessness. Should we know people walking around with no place to sleep at night, regardless of what they've done and choices they've made in their lives, but we do have it all the time.
Technically speaking we have enough resources in these countries are way more than enough right make sure everyone has a place to sleep but food stay warm.
There's There's something
What is the two elements that we owe?
The first one with Islam and Islamic social contract? This is the Islam. There's a lot of other ones you can have one here in Canada, we've all agreed to, which is why we follow the law. Islamic one is to think, to me, no one ever thought he was truly what to do he doing visa vie de la Hibiya, Mr. likoma. Two things what you owe the nation that you're a part of number one, obviously, after he talked about the points that I made for you in terms of the pillars of the social contract, what you owe, is that you accept Allah subhanaw taala, meaning you're a part of the group, you enter the group in terms of your belief system and your theology, what it is that you stand for a number two,
you strive with all that you got, for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you give your wealth and you give yourself, give yourself and what you owe, but you own what you have, which is everything basically about you. You strive using all of it, for the sake of Allah. This is the social contract. Very severe.
is extreme. Really is.
I don't think I don't I don't think Muslims understand. I really don't. I think we think we understand, but we don't. Is this what he's asking you for?
Full certainty in terms of your consciousness and subconsciousness when it comes to your belief system was EMA and biller. He was truly an internalization of faith in terms of comprehension. And then you strive all you've got,
you had a striving, not fighting, the quality you if you wanted to use fighting, he would have said to call it Luna because the Quran is filled with katello Is there the term is there, it's used in abundance. So it's not like the Quran shied away from it when needed. He's talking about striving, here being and put your effort, you see where contribution needs to be given and you do it, you see, you see an emptiness you see a gap, you see a problem, a deficit, something that requires money, you're yours support or your attention. And then you strive for the sake of Allah with yourself and with your wealth with all that you've got for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And understanding
that you take care of yourself first, like no, nowhere in this contract, I've been told to starve yourself or walk around with nothing you need, you are obligated to keep yourself alive and keep your family alive. But aside from that you strive with all that you've got, for the sake of Allah. Anything less than that is not You're not fulfilling your part of the deal.
And then Allah subhanaw taala Valley compiler, like them and put them down. And that's actually the best thing for you. If you want, if you knew, I think we now we know, include them Tyler moon only if you knew or if you had the ability to understand or had the knowledge. And I think we do now, we understand that yes, this is the best thing for us. If we all did that, then is he, if we're all I gave example, if there's food and we're all trying to get there first to eat, it's a really, it's not a very nice situation. But if we're all going there with the intention of serving the next person, then it's very easy, everyone will eat and everyone will get more than what they need. So if
everyone's walking in trying to take snatch something for themselves, is going to end ugly. And if everyone goes in with the intention of filling up a plate and giving someone else then everyone is going to eat and everyone's going to eat well. But you require a shift of mentality you have to understand a different understanding of what you are required to do. What your role in terms of the steel that you're being given. It was good for you anyway, this deal is very good. It's beneficial because the first thing you think about when you hear the word deal, is this a ripoff. Right? You're always standing there when you're getting a deal. You're wondering, is this a good deal? Or is this
a complete ripoff? And I just I'm just not I'm doing I don't know enough about the stock or I don't know about the I don't know what I'm doing and it says 60% off but I how do I know what I don't know what the 100% was to begin with? Most places just write more than what they had last month and right 80% Who knows who's holding them accountable? I don't know if maybe there is some I need some governmental body that's supposed to look at these things. I don't know I don't know if this is a ripoff or not. I don't know if this stock is actually garbage and they want to get rid of it because doesn't work anymore. I don't know. They're always scared to rip off. So he's telling you by the
way, this deal. You offer these two things. Not a ripoff is Hi Ron, welcome. It's good for you. It's the best thing for you is the best deal you ever get. This is the Deal of the mother of all deals.
This is the best deal just buying your piece. I'm in Villa Euro SULI except Allah subhanaw taala is profit in this price for the rest of your life yourself. But you have whatever skills you're given with your wealth, all that you own, for the sake of Allah with the best of your ability.
What you get in return, we didn't read that part. So read that part. Because no deal is complete until the other piece is explained.
Not really a deal if you're just being asked to do something for free. So let's recite the verse that will recite in Charlotte till the end of the page and then I'll kind of explain
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Bismillah him, man you're walking
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were you there see Jen in surgery mean the hell and
wash out the raw is back in yellow steel lagoon do not shove the raw into the lungs. It was not yellow feel like
it doesn't doesn't work out it works the other way around. If you have a lamb that is sagging with a rod that is not after it the lamb can go into the lions vomiting with a potty beat that happens a lot in the Quran. So if you remember if you if you tell well Quran Allah Kulu be right and so forth even now there's there's a within within every citation there's there's a narration where you don't stop there. So if you were to put a ticket you say calla Tamron, the lamb is completely gone. He's got his shoved into the rice, you basically fuse it into the rod, and only though it doesn't work the other way around. The rod is never fused into the land. This is a very common mistake I hear. Ye
will feel no young feel, feel young heel lacuna, it requires you to take a little bit of a pause to make sure the rock comes out and the lamb comes out. This is one of the mistakes that when they make it until we even I agree. I cringe when that's making I was like what a slap the Imam on the head. It's one of those because it's a it's a known you don't you know the raw is never infused into the lamb ever. It your tongue wants to do it because sometimes your tongue finds it easier, especially for English speaking people because we are we have is a little bit different than the actual raw in Arabic. So we have a little bit of a modified way of doing it. So sometimes it feels better, but
it's not yellow, feel young feel lucky. And you have to make sure that you complete what you did. Here you come the land has to go in on it. So why is it so why does it have to suck wounds? Why does it go? Because the verb here is Masoom. Why isn't my resume in Arabic? There's something called Joe Arabic, Bob.
Java column, the answer for the request, which means if I say the rows, then J is the one on the
right is a study.
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article reciting Allah subhanho wa Taala says, You'll Adina and Manuel do look at De Luca malattie Gerety into G komen.
The equivalent of these two verses is a command of believe, and Jahad.
What happens if I do your silicone, which may resume because of that it's a very I shouldn't abroad brought this up. But it's a very interesting linguistic complex in Arabic even because it javac put up for this to work for you to have a fair animal diet that is going to be my resume with this one on it. The first one has to be a command it was study Tanja, you will? You'll pass here there's really no command. He says the hell I don't look omega, he asked you the question? Do you want me to give you a deal that will save you and the deal is took me know one hour to do it. And that's actually very good for you. So as their fee saying, you said yes. Tell me about that deal that has
the to do these two things. So he said, um, you know, and yeah, he do you usually come to the two things that are missing here? Because he's asking for help, or do you want me to tell you as if what's missing is you're saying yes, I want to hear about this. Or they tell you okay, here's the deal. I'm in your head, please do do do these two things.
In your head, your federal income, your income, then you get those two things in return.
Forgive me if that was boring for you. I had to do, I couldn't help myself. Sorry.
It's very interesting for people who are interested in a little bit of Arabic breakfast. Very interesting. It's very rare that Allah subhanaw taala will put into a sentence to two levels of deleted,
dialing it to be the two levels of deleted pieces of conversation that are understood just by putting a spoon on one letter. That's very impressive.
You didn't have to say it that way, the younger kid will look at them. And then this will be completely a waste of your time. But he puts the school in forcing me to understand that the way I just explained it to you that it's only three, the words are much, much less, but because he put it that way. He's actually telling you and there's a few pieces here that are understood. They're implied even though they're not being said where you're going to say yes. And then I'm going to tell you to tell you I'm in Biller, he was truly he had visa vie de la he BMB Malika whenever you take Yellowhead
just by putting a screw and under first. All of that is
telling me that's not impressive in the language that you can do that.
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We're going to let me do this first. So the answer just so I don't lose the kind of the train of thought here.
What you get in return,
you got to forgive your shortcoming. Meaning you will not do this perfect.
upfront, or being told this is the deal. You're required to believe and strive with all that you've got, and you will not succeed, you will fail like you will try to do your best and you won't reach your best you will not do the best you can, there will be a lot of shortcomings. Because they're going to be there. As long as you tried your best and you put in as much as you can, he's going to forgive the other fella coming through. But there still is a shortcomings will be forgiven. That's a big deal for us. As human beings, we don't have the ability to commit to something and actually see it through till the end without mistake or error, or some degree of lack or
distraction or deviation.
In our nature that we get, we run through phases in life, and we peak and we also hit rock bottom peak and we hit bottoms, we move because we don't have the ability to always be consistent with everything. But as long as we're trying to do these two things as much as we can we know upfront he has been telling us you will be forgiven like your Nope, I will forgive you will forgive your shortcomings in your stems. Number two kilchoman Jana and he will have you enter will enter you into gardens because you demon daddy and harder. And as I explained this a number of times when he says with rivers running under them that all that means that there's a self sufficient that the water is
going to be coming from your land. It's not You're not dependent on someone else is the this is why it's there. Just in case you're always wondering why in the Quran, fidgeting and tequila? And how did you even tequila? And what was the point? Why does the river have to run under because if you're if you don't have a source of water for the land, that he's going to give you an agenda at the place that you live, that means you're dependent on some other source. And that's not full name. And that's not a full level of, of enjoyment, or a pleasure. It's not because there's something missing because you are dependent on someone else. As long as you're dependent on someone else, there's
something missing in your life. Because you can't you're not you don't feel that independence, you don't have that strength. So he's telling you in general, and you're there you'll be living in Where are you gonna you live in wherever designated area and with under your land, you will the rivers will flow. So you will depend on no one your the well, in your property is not in finance property, they can cut it off sometime. This is the concept here that psychologically you are not worried about something not to do we don't think about that here. We don't
There are big deals, you don't think we just heard the positive
and water comes down. And you should take your kids to a place where they do that and does nothing comes down.
And then they go up to the roof. Look at the husband the big thing and there's no water in that either. And then they have to go and find out why no water is coming through the pipes and they find out that water doesn't just come from the past. Right? It's like eggs don't come from Walmart superstore. They actually is a place these things come from, we've lost that concept of sourcing. We don't know how things happen anymore. It's because we have a good social contract here. We're losing awareness of it, which is what I'm trying to use the horn that I'm gonna I'm blowing in the alarm that I'm sounding, that we're losing the our understanding of what the social contract is, you know,
I know that because I watched what people did during COVID. Because we want to watch the behavior of people during COVID Regarding toilet paper,
not regarding hope is or milk or water regarding toilet paper, which we as Muslims think is useless to begin with.
As much as we think it's a useless, it's a useless utility. I'd even apply it to begin with, and people were literally fighting over an undeserved thing. Why? Because the social contract we have right now is weak. It's there as a law but it's no longer a contract. I'm trying to differentiate for you that we turned it into a law which is great, but it has to still be there as a social contract where you feel that you have that you contribute equally and that you're responsible. Without that piece the lie is going to fail. It's a matter of time. It's a matter of time before it actually falls again like it did. We go back and go back to chaos and you go back to how it was
Here's why we have to talk about this more in this country and around around the world. Actually, I think people in the Middle East have more of an understanding of a social economy than we do, because their lands a little bit more law less. So a lot of what happens is based on people's understandings of one another, rather than a law that is dictating something,
you'll be surprised that they have higher social contract IQ than we do here. Because there there's a certain understanding of how things work. The law because there's there's not a lot of law doesn't occur all that much. I mean, clean law does not have a stronghold on how people live and behave. Something else does is tell people work things out. It's not perfect. It's not bad, but they have a better understanding. So they actually are more equipped to do this correctly. Later, we are losing that piece is is law that holds on to us. And soon if that if that fails, for some reason, then we're going to be in big trouble, because we don't understand our social contracts anymore.
Am I sucking up a button and beautiful? My second are homes or places of living by Eva that are beautified that are splendid, that are fantastic that are enjoyable. Well Misaki No, thank you. So he will have you enter you into agenda where the river is run under the lands. There's all self sufficient, and He'll put you in homes that are splendid and beautify. Jannetty Adam, in the Gardens of Eternity, I didn't, which is Eden. And
as they translated into English, it's a Hebrew word. And it's orange origins. And it means eternity or prosperity. My name comes from it, my name is derivative of it, you just added Elif noon at the end of it, which is where the name comes from. But I didn't mean that eternity or prosperity which are not the addon in the in the Gardens of Eternity and prosperity. There are legal foes with LD. And indeed that is the ultimate win.
Again, he's telling you by the way, this is a this is a winning con deal for you the big deal, which is a winning deal to offer me your belief, your understanding your commitment, you offer me you're striving with all that you got, and you will have your sins forgiven, and you'll be entered to a place that is self sufficient that is beautified for you.
And that is eternal.
That's it. It's more than enough. But that's not it. Even though it's more than enough that is a deal. That's more than enough but whoa curato head Boehner and other things that you like a lot. So he bought it that you love and he you get in return also other things that you love nostril min Allah, you will get a you will get victory and success from Allah apartment, but even openings that will lead to even more prosperity in dunya. Nick is here he's he's pointing out to dunya.
The deal, the contract is based on alpha. That's how the deal works. That's how the equation function. You know,
there's no algebra, no social contract will work. Human beings have tried it doesn't work. You have to have a concept of eternal or divine accountability.
If it works, it works for a very short period of time, then it feels later on.
Because you need that easy that divine accountability is required. It was based on divine reward of the you get Philadelphia, but then he adds a piece of power that is like here, I'll throw this in for you. I'm gonna throw in for you something you like you will get success from Allah Nelson Mandela effect from buddy when a close opening meaning, but his word is a victory. That leads to other victory. Meaning is, but it's an opening thing. It's something that is good for you that will open up options for more good things. It's not, it's not just a
dead end win. No, this is something that will open doors for you. So you will get success. And you will get victories that will that will open more options for you. Well by sharing what we need and give the believers who accepted the good that good news that will come their way that will come their way this has lots of stuff was revealed to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam before the Battle of conduct
before the exam.
So before the little, literally the worst and lowest time that the Muslims ever saw. We haven't before and Allah subhanaw taala. And by the way, you will get you will get that because it's inevitable. If a community functions this way, in the community that layer coluna Illa, nya falloon, they, when they commit they commit, they don't lie about stuff they don't. They're not mediocre, they don't have contribute, if they understand the concept of soften, meaning they are equal in value equal and Contribution and Participation. If they understand Lima to do and they don't cause harm to those around them. They refuse harm for coming from them or coming to them. If you
understand the idea of overshadowing Quran sunnah yet do you mean by this is more the continuity of the legacy meaning making sure that you take care of the next generation just like you take care of yourself. You have to make sure that they aren't going to get a future that is similar to your present, if not better than that. Understanding that those that when you accept it, when you accept the law, you accept it as it is you don't change it and interpret in a way that suits you or suits your agenda. That's what he explained his little stuff here.
We do all that any community that does that is going to be fine. Even if they're weak out numbered, like wealth, like basic resources, isn't that exactly what the Ottomans were like? Have you ever looked at a map that gives you the
degrees of greenness
of blend itself, when you look at the Middle East,
look at Mecca and Medina.
And then zoom in any green spots you can see from from from maptek. That is,
it's all it's a desert. They have they had nothing. They had the this is a nation the profit is awesome, built a nation from nothing but an idea.
He did not have a lot of money, he did not have many high numbers, items have never been high in numbers more than other than other nations that other nations have owes. Number them, they still remember them today, he did not have a lucrative land that offered a lot of water and a lot of greens. So they had a lot of crops, they did not have excess amount of livestock, they could tell there were no resources. At that time, mining was not a thing. So they weren't picking up. They did not know they were sitting on literally the biggest set of oil that has ever existed on the planet, no idea is under them.
There's wisdom in that we'll talk about a different study. But this is he How did he How did he go from? Print? How did how did the Muslims rule the world in 30 years, from the day he died on these but how to do that.
Because it's the strength of the idea, the strength of the social contract that came with your you accepted Islam, you became a part of the group, we knew exactly what you owed the group, you know exactly what that group owed you. And you function within that past,
you felt equal and you contributed and you're that that's been meaningful. We don't all feel that way anymore.
And we've accepted it. And we've normally,
especially for us as Muslims living in the West, we, because we come from such bad backgrounds, where you know, you're inferior, or you know that you have no worth at all and no value, whatever you can do that you can easily be taken and made to disappear immediately and never come back again. We are happy just to have a car in a house and running and running water. And as a beloved Christian, who accepted that the fact that we're we are not our opinions aren't equal, or you've accepted it. But by by, let me tell you that that's not healthy. But there's something there's an effect of having that in your soul. In your heart, we are actually even scared to dare to dream
to be treated as equals in this role. As I'm telling you, we are scared to even mean,
we actually find Muslims who do that to be arrogant.
We actually look at Muslims who walk around feeling that they are that they are equal to everyone else that they have every right to be who they want to be and behave the way the way they want to behave. We see them as arrogant because we in our hearts are too scared to even dream of.
Or there's no reason for us to hold back our opinion or hold back our identity or change or be anything
we don't understand. I want you to take time and think about this. Because most of us go through life not even realizing that's the case. Most of us live life don't even realize that this is actually how we feel because this became so much of it just became his norm. It has been normalized. You've normalized this online.
But that's the that's the
that's the promise overall to him. Guna along with the divine reward, that's
something you like as well, I'll give you something you love. It's not something that test. It was opening,
not far down the road, but close by there near where she lives. I love that. And give them the believers that
give them that dose of optimism. I think it'll help it'll come to come to stick to it. Just do this. You'll see how it works. But it requires you to be fully you have to buy in. We don't have Allah who will not be fooled by him. And then you strive with all you got.
So it's not that selfless. That selfishness is Yeah, I have to you have to you have to take that coat off and hang it up. You have to hang it then you have to be someone who just used all they got understanding the concepts that we explained at the beginning of the school as well. Wouldn't be nice if that if it will come in shallow and shallow and shallow. We're able to earn all it takes is one generation honestly,
maybe four or 5% of them understanding is the rest of your life. Most people just they want a reason they want something to strive to, to look Aspire.
Most people are living life just hoping for something that you can belong to or something they can change into. You just need that
So I have the first piece, I'm not sure what else I can add to that we have to maybe before I'm understanding from you, but the second piece I think is yet equality here is not equality in terms of your accomplish equality in terms of, of innate value
in terms of an innate value as a person, your survival is not more important than another person's survival, even if you're multiple, Altai, PhD, tiny multimillion dollar business running, even if you're someone your survival in life is not more important than someone else your needs, desires and fears are not less important than someone else. And this is where we end up in positions where we have that that multi layered
sign, okay, societies in the West, and it's all over the world, it's been a part of human history forever. But we claim here like at least we tried to claim that no, that's not the case, we're all the same. But we're not we're not we're really not, we're not the same, we don't have that equality in terms of my value here. My confidence as a human being my belonging to this group, my importance of my opinion to this group, and my contribution is not based on merit, there's something else that is based on as well as based on, it's based on a criteria that is not necessarily fair, technically speaking, if you're going to be given more room to express your opinion, that should be based on
your merit mean on what it is that you have done, that I'll put you in a position that allows you to do to express more, it should not be based on wealth, which is what it's based on today, people get to express more, or people who can pay more people have more money to actually put it forward. So they can, by the way, get their way. Because in order to run a political campaign, you need millions of dollars to do it. So when you're sitting there in the House of Commons, or you're sitting there in Parliament, or wherever you are talking about things, it's not your merit that got you there is a lot of other stuff that put you in that position, are there people in your same country actually
have more merit than you have more experience and expertise and wisdom, they have more skill sets regarding the specific position you're in than you do, but they're not in that position because of a criteria that is not clear. And that's what I mean by quality. If it was equal, who was corrected, if equity was a part of this, because equity, maybe even better word for this in certain contexts, then that would be the case, then the right person would actually find themselves in a position because we are all being looked at equally and treated equally. And we have equal opportunity as well.
And that piece does not exist. It's money that speaks and money is not always. It's not a good, not a good. Obviously we all agree to that. But it is it is how the world functions. And the first piece you brought up, I'm not sure I understood exactly what you meant about it.
Think understanding the bigger picture of something is a need, the necessity is a must. I don't think that means you have to be invent the wheel for everything that's being done. That's not I don't think there's any value in that by any measure. But I think understanding where all comes from gives you that bird's view, or that zoomed out perspective of exactly what's going on. And understanding how the world works is essential. I'm in order for us to be able to appreciate what we have, what we appreciate what it is that we could lose.
You can appreciate what you have, if you don't understand how easily it can be taken away. And what exactly exactly it's coming from. I think a lot of us, like when it comes to, for example, climate change, we talk about climate change. What are the reasons climate change doesn't make it to the, to the surface of this world or the societies and communities because most people don't understand exactly how it's going. We don't have the the clarity of how it's going to affect it. Yes. So so the ice caps
melt. So what will they melt? The water goes up. So what we don't like it's not clear to people. Yeah, so it's a bit harder here. Great. You're living in Canada, you're like, This is awesome. That may be a little bit harder, but we'll buy a degree or two. There's lack of clarity of how scientists who understand how it all works, how the how the ecosystem function, understand that this is going to cause loss of diversity when there's loss of biodiversity.
Then the world actually slowly collapses, may we, you'll go to the store to buy your things that you need to eat and you won't find them there anymore. Although be so expensive that basically you're working all month just to be able to buy, buy the stuff that you need to eat. And as we millions of people around the world don't have answers that entail perish and die. I don't think there's that clarity. So we don't have to maybe fix every aspect of it. But that has to be clear that this is what we're talking about. This is where this is going if we don't and I suppose for almost everything we talked about the social contract is just really understanding okay, why is it that
this How does this work? When you think about you're just used to following the law, being scared of the police and not wanting to go to jail? That's a very that's a very simplistic way of understanding how countries function how the world works. We have to have a better understanding of it than that. And if we did by the way, you would advocate better too. It'd be way better advocates for ourselves and for for our brothers and sisters who are struggling let's just say this last day and not that complicated so I have enough time
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He ends up with this with this story is the Oh those who believe you know Cornwell unsought Allah. He's tried to explain to us what this is going to look like. Because sometimes there's a lot of there's a lot of details can be confusing. You need sometimes one word is just easier. So he said he's telling us to point out what you need to do is be unsought Allah be the app, and now settled and you'll see here
is the helper the aid or the supporter, the one who stands by something, right, which is why the Prophet Allah is awesome uses the terms of animal hygiene, the people who emigrated and the unsought the onslaught are the ones who supported them stood by them, aided them help them. So we're not all the same word is Nussle, may Allah use a moment ago which is success or victory. And we use that term quite commonly in Arabic, silent language in the Quran, and unsought Allah is a very interesting term, stand by Allah subhanho wa Taala support. How do you do that? If If Allah subhanaw taala requires nothing from you?
If you need nothing of you, then how exactly is that even? How does that pan out into any? So what it translates into is supporting Allah subhanho wa Taala has a plan for people.
What is it that he hopes for people he wants? What does he want for the for humanity? What does he want? Or for Muslims? Do you want What do you want forever for us as communities as individuals, whatever it is that he wants Montana forest, when you saying unstyled, not me, and you're a supporter of that you're a supporter of that outcome. You're supported the outcome is as if he's saying I apologize if everything I was telling you at the beginning, in terms of the laws to follow in the contract is confusing, this support the outcome, then we'll work backwards for you. Instead of doing something to Brian there is here's the outcome, the outcome is that there is prosperity,
that there is equality, that there is equity, that people are, are treated well that people are unable to take care of themselves, that there is higher that there is doubt which is the outcome that we all hope for me, we all understand what the outcome is, even though we may not for sure know how to get there to explain how to get there supplement and if you can't seem to figure that out, at least support the outcome support that it is going to look like that at the end because he because that's that's just as good or you'll you'll figure out how to get there if you if you don't understand the exactly that's what
we're How do you understand that? So he said
Makailah a 70 million just like a 7 million than America is like Jesus told how are you in the pastels? That the word? What's the word? What's the how are you? Disabled as far as I can remember them?
Disciples, disciples, apostles, whatever the people who stood by a Saudi tsunami, those who actually knew what it is that happened and nobody actually taught on the historical. So it's important to know that Sri Ram Ghani, people to His disciples or his apostles who carried his message, initially, they carried it with genuine with genuine, they carried it with sincerity. And they were people of God, there were men who actually did the best they could in terms of Dawa. It was only a number of centuries later that
Christianity was politicized. And it was brought into into politics. And then, of course, it was it was, it was changed, because in Jean itself was not fully preserved in the way in His original form. It was the recollection of the apostles Lahemaa Houma Lodge, I mean, they wouldn't but they could remember. And of course, their their recollection of it differed from one of them to the others it was a lot of it was we don't have, we don't have the actual Injeel the way it is, we have many versions that differ in a lot of details and a lot of, of
a broad stroke issues. The main concepts amongst them will differ. If it was just details we didn't find actually main concepts that actually differ amongst them. Regardless of all that 87 million I'm told, how are you going? Oh, man, I'm sorry, it Allah for those who want to support me, eat Allah to please Allah subhanaw taala to get the outcome, that we have the outcome ALLAH SubhanA please min Ansari eat Allah who will who will stand by me? Pardon? How are you gonna now know alongside Allah? So the apostles will be will be the supporters of Allah subhanaw taala. So whatever it is, is fine is the final
parameter. Or if I don't mean Benny is la isla Oka la la Eva. And then a group of Bani Israel believed in what Jesus brought them and the supported what Guevara if another group refused for a year, then Alladhina amanu Allah do we have a passport holder here. So we strengthened those who believed over those who chose to be their enemies, and they became the, the prevalent, but why hating me, they prevailed, they became more in numbers,
and more and more in their in their impact.
And we know that as a fact, meaning the number of people who follow the A side of Instagram versus when it's like Eve who refused to meaning. It requires a little bit of any explanation here because little bit.
So when we saw a followed moosari, and that was the last prophet that came to them with the law. The book in a law was Mussolini's them with a Torah and the commandment. So they had all that he's out of Houston and was from Bani Israel. And he was sent to Bani Salafi, he was not sent to all of humanity were sent to ministry. So he came to them with a law that was a little bit different than the law of Musala. History. And when it was like he had refused, meaning, recently, Islam came to his people with a modified social contract to the one that they had from musalla instead of and they said no. And they refused, which caused the rift within their nation, which caused the break. What
ended up happening is they didn't hold on to the old one, and the end of losing the new one.
What happened to me yesterday, this week, when a Sally SLMC brought them the new social contract, here's the modification. Here's the modified conditions that you require. And they said no, so they lost their adherence to the initial one. And then the second one that was given to them got lost as well, they ended up with nothing, they ended up with nothing that is functional anymore, which is why this struggle exists. And this is why this is here in studio
is that when you're offered that you need to here's why we as Muslims have to take what we have very clearly, because there is no sequel.
There's no SQL, this is it. This is the contract is nothing else. No other profit will come later and offer us a modified version that will allow us to function better, because when it gets ill, we're found it difficult
to adhere to the teachings of Musa ASAM because those teachings were not designed to be eternal for them. They were designed to be circumstantial for a certain period of time. That's why he would come say what it is, I'm gonna say, what are you we're heading back home. But I'm gonna let the aroma Alico Makinia to make halal for you some of the things that are made haram upon you, me, I'm here to actually offer you some modification because you have difficulties. They said no, they ended up not being able to adhere to the original social contract and they lost the other one. ng got lost and they ended up with no. Which is why for us this is a warning. Who unsought Allah stand by what Allah
teaches, or else you there's no there's no sequel to this. This won't be modified. If you don't do this right the first time then you don't do it right. I always thought that was a very
powerful statement. When did that show