Sunday Tafseer 62 Part 2 Surat Al-Jumah 02-04
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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Mubarak. I don't have enough or have you been a Muhammad? He also he urged me no. But today it's Allah Allah will continue with the Tafseer of sorts of Jamar. And we got through one area last week. And today he was trying to get through maybe another three. The reason I think we didn't do too much is because I had a few points I wanted to make regarding the significance. And the importance of July and the nature of the relationship we have with this ritual as Muslims that we have right now, obviously, and the nature of the relationship that we should have with Joomla. Because it's an extremely powerful tool. If you think about Joomla is an extremely powerful tool it gives you gives
us the ability to communicate with our congregation with our OMA on a weekly basis. It just lines things up for there to be religious, and social leadership and sometimes political leadership for for our community.
And it grants the OMA a a weekly reminder and a weekly update in terms of progress and where we're going. And this is, this is a big deal. This is not something simple. I don't think it should be taken
lightly. Because no other feat I don't think there's any other group on Earth that has the frequency of meetings that we do as muslims. And in something that is put together by the Almighty subhanaw taala. himself, there's no I mean, there's really no effort that needs to be done. Aside from that. Juma around one o'clock people's aren't looking around to pray. So if you have something set up for them, and you're not and you deliver something meaningful, you can, you can do a lot of play for them. So
I pointed out a few, I made a few I did a few rants on this, because because really, I understand the failure of the functionality of Joomla in countries that are
that are ruled by tyrants, like I got that I lived there, I understand how difficult it is for you, I needed to shoot Imams of massage and in the Middle East and places like that to actually deliver quality footballs on issues of significance and relevance, at the same time take on a form of leadership.
I don't understand it in the West. Because there's really no regulation here for us. We're capable. If you understood what Jim II was we could we could do way more with our, with our with ourselves. For example.
Why do all Muslim institutions have to be charities?
Do they all have to be charities? Because when you're a charity, you are bound by certain laws and regulations. So as an email when a member you're stuck, sometimes even with what you can say, and how far you can go because of the fact that you have that charitable status. I don't think Muslim institutions should have to be charities where we cannot speak about politics or politics. No, I don't think so. I think Muslims should give their money, whether they get a tax receipt or not for it, because that's an obligation and aren't we run our massage in the way they need to be run. And we actually talk about everything. We talk about political parties, we talk about where we're who we
should be voting for and who we should be running and who we should nominate, we go into detail because that's what Jamar offers like we have the ability to actually properly utilize this member, these manava can be utilized their their their golden ally, the golden AAA any other community on Earth would have figured this out all by now and done a better job than we have. Because it's it's embedded in the system that every week people are going to come together and listen, you have to understand how hard it is to summon people for for like a for any meeting at all. Anything. If you try to put well I cannot. I ran the London Council emails when I first started, I stopped running
it. And I gave it was the most difficult thing I've ever done in my life trying to get 60 minutes into a room once every month is I'd rather throw myself into a front of a bus is extremely hard to coordinate timings. It's very hard to get people to show up to anything. Every every year, every machine has an AGM like an annual general a meeting, how many people do you think show up to this stuff? Five, six, I get called to go three or four times within the week. I don't show up for it. But Jamal, we're all there. It is a lie. It's a phenomenon that's worthy of it's amazing. Everyone's there for Jabbar. If they're not here, they're somewhere else. If there was any form of leadership
within the community, and any form of coordination and collaboration, then we could get almost I can only think about it are the power of the department. I don't believe power is the numbers but power is in Unity. But if you have if you have unity and you have numbers like a bit of a perk there, then we swing almost any votes in any city regarding any aspect of political life, and we have a platform for it. Now, we can't talk about these things, the muscles because they're charitable. I can't get other people to say, hey, this year we're going for that. I can tell you to go listen to it. Heckman says, that's fine. You can go listen to that. But people actually don't respond to that as well.
People don't respond as clearly to that type of instruction. If it was that you were functioning in a way where the Imams actually had the ability to talk about these things and
And there was some form of political leadership within our community, that it was coordinated and massages were not charity. So you could stand up and say, This is what we're gonna do. And this is horrible. Or if you're given up for profit, it's not charity, though. You can't give a tax receipt. But what's the big deal? So there's no tax receipt, I find it pathetic. That's the only way we can that's only we can run. The first question is, do I get a tax receipt? First question.
When you say no, they're like, Okay, then maybe I'll hold. But I understand, I don't understand that. There's a problem. There's a funder fundamental problems and the way that we view we view your Muslim institutions and our roles within them, and what they can do for us, I don't know exactly where it comes from, I'm not sure like, I'm still trying to figure out exactly, I haven't put my finger on the problem yet. To be critical, I have ideas when I'm not comfortable enough exactly where it's where it's coming from. I do know that for sure. There's a background of, of how masajid function in other countries in the Middle East, and where the people come from, where you don't pay
anything to the message, really, the costs, take care of that. And there's really very little functionality to the message there anyways, evil entitled that the message is gonna be opening opaque, and it's automatic is there. But that's not the case here in the West, we have these spots, if we're going to have them, then we have to actually put in not only our wealth, and our time commitment and our volunteering, but we have to actually contribute to the bigger picture of why they're here to begin with. It's not just a place where you go in there has to be more than just a place for prayer, for sure.
So this is why I think I'm bothered because I look at Joomla. And it's amazing is there, it's still there, we haven't lost it yet. Which is what why I'm scared. Because these things don't continue forever. I can show you other faiths that lost their holy day, in terms of people's attendance, in terms of the congregation attending it, and actually listening to things being said, they don't have that anymore. So we still have it. So we still have a chance to actually get our ducks in a row, we can still we can still get our way, make make a difference for ourselves and for Muslims all over the planet, if we just learned how to deal with this, how to use this amazing tool that we've got.
And that's why I think it's just worth talking about for sure within this, you know, within this community, I think if not,
let's say you have
10 massages, one of them shouldn't be a charity, one of them shouldn't, so that the the amount of there can say almost anything. And then people take a hint from what's being said there. And if there's some coordination, instead of having all these institutions that function in silos completely ice in an isolated manner from others, meaning there's no collaboration in the work, and there's no joint direction in terms of where they're where these committees are going what they're trying to achieve for themselves. Just change that a little bit, then you can, you'll be surprised the power that we are able to harness and what we can actually, we're not weak. We are right now,
but we are not in terms of the potential that exists. Now we're capable of doing a lot more way more. And it's just as frustrating for me that we don't
want to resort to drama. And you'll see what I said last night, I can explain to us a little bit of how it works. And I went through the first verse last week and we'll go through this I'll read three verses in a row because it's a it's a passage, all three verses kind of stick to work together from two to four and then I'll go through my shoulder meeting with you with the time that we have, I will be lying he mean a shame on your body.
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so if you look at the way it's written, I mean, you see just one year but then on top of the there's this little
scribble this little scribble on top, it looks like a Jeem or a hat. That isn't in the opposite direction. And this is a mud Scylla This is a Yeah.
So it is too but it's written that way. Because there are other citations to this word, like this word is recited in different ways based on the pillar.
So it's written, that's how it's actually written in the in the most awful Earth money. And this little scribble this little symbol is added so that you know, and it's two years not mean, it's an amine. So there's actually three there. There's the first one that is second, and the second one that has a customer on it. And then the third one is also second meaning it's silence, or it has some code on it. So I'm me that's the first one ye that's the second one e that's the third one. So I mean, that's all supposed to be recited, yet slew him, yet he were you Zacky him
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so he says to pilots on after he begins this sort of thing suddenly holy lie everything in the cosmos on the earth. exalt Him subhanaw taala as he is in Melek, the King, the owner and produce the holy or the sacred law disease, the unbeatable the unfathomable, and hacking the all wise survival data explained to us basically with these four names, why it is that we require his leadership and why we should be looking to him for guidance, because if you think about it, that's leadership is a word that it's thrown around a lot these days, and it has all these meanings and all these camps and all these workshops and life coaching lessons and books and I don't even know what the word means
anymore honestly, and I'm not interested in but but the concept is for Jamal is still there, you need you need some form of leadership you need someone to, and Allah subhanaw taala, as He guides us and teaches us in a sense, in a sense, it's a little bit difficult maybe to use the word perfectly or with a perfect parallel. In a sense, he is our leader, he leads us subhanho wa taala. And he sent us the Prophet alayhi. Salatu was Salam as a leader amongst us, whatever he says here, who will lead the bath, he is the one who will medical producing as your Hakeem who sent by
Phil Amin amongst the nation of El Amin. Now Omi can mean two things, it could mean someone who belongs to a nation, which is where the word OMA comes from. So Amin could be those who belong to a nation, which is fine, which is more than enough for this word to have a proper meaning. Another one is that they're illiterate. And oh me who already Lyoko where I will I October. But I have to someone who doesn't read can't read and can't write the written letter, it's got read the written word or write it. And we're a nation that we're called an amine, because the majority of them did not read and write.
It's really interesting, from a completely different angle, that that's what they were called, even though they are the nation that had the, by far, the true mastery of their tongue.
They had full mastery of their tongue. No one had a more developed language during that time, then Donald's did in terms of their appreciation of, of poetry, and the use in the use of language in the different aspects of life. There is no and this is a proverb, even the tongue of the Arabic and it's a part of craftsmanship of the Chinese and they have the old days a proverb is all the different people what they're good at is the tongue of the era. That's that's what they're good at. They know how to speak to articulate things. And the the, the headmaster, you have their tongue, but they didn't read it, right. So the mastery of their language was oral. We use Weinstein was an oral
tradition. It's not just in his essence, it's an oral tradition. It's something that Prof. Allen was taught by GBT orally, and he taught his Sahaba they say, and his companions the same way, and that was handed down. That's why even take this must have been every other must have like and you burn them all and you remove it off the engine, it doesn't really affect the authenticity and even burn all of the authentic copies of the Quran doesn't make a difference. 35 million Muslims across the world know by heart word for word 10 7 million of those know them in multiple kilohertz. It doesn't affect the ability for this for this tradition to continue to be passed down generation after
generation because it's an oral one.
But they are the nation of low mean of those who didn't not read or write. And he's calling them that because the word Omi as well translates quite interestingly to something different for the Old Testament. Where they were the word has a an equivalent there where they use the word Gentile that's the word that they use and that is used by the by the Jews and even but it's not some Christian denominations, in in their their books.
And that's how they define everyone who's not a Hebrew. That's how they define it is very different in the Quran.
And because the Quran is not causing Amin it's not doing it based on lineage, because grayish
descent from his mind, Allah, he's Salam. So technically they are Hebrews, there are a lot of Hebrews. So Amin was not meant to be used as a distinction between between those of the sons and daughters of Abraham. And those weren't, as maybe it is used in the Old Testament in the dental one. And another other scripture holy scripture that the other faiths use, this is very important because it because it distinction that actually has consequences in terms of how people from different faiths understand the world and see the world.
But he sinks a pile of data as they sent this illiterate nation of atoms.
A messenger was sued, in order to Sue is always used to point out that his job is to convey teach. And Nabhi is something different, and maybe not necessarily has to be conveying anything, and maybe is more of a role model type of usage of a word meaning in terms of his behavior he should be doing. That's why you find your interview tequila, you find the way the owner of your college logic holy as logical fanatic. Something that's personal is him as a human being as a role model as somebody, then yeah, you're more suitable if mountains you literally can prop it. Yeah, you always do. Like, we find yoga students always an aspect of what you need to teach how you need to convey things. So so
the usage of the Quran is actually quite distinct in the beautiful soul. So here, it doesn't say back amino nemedian You guys have to know me, you know as soon as other distinctions between those suit in the V as well, but but this is the one I think is relevant for this for this verse. So he sent amongst the nation of illiterates, and a messenger who was going to convey and teach a lead minimum from amongst them.
And this is critical, because the pilot will die, let's point out that we didn't send them someone who was going to be foreign to them.
And that makes things quite, that makes a big difference. Because if you send someone who's foreign
to a group of people, you're saying that the corruption in this group is at its core. So you need someone from outside to change everything. And that happened Luth Alehissalaam, was sent to say doom. Load was sent to say Doom, he went to people who were corrupt at their core, he had to be had to be an external force or external, an external
source of guidance. But for the majority of times it within the Quran and within the history, a prophet or a messenger has sent his amongst his a part of their of their nation to say that no, you don't need to change everything. But there are certain things that have to change in order for things to get better. And that's that's the symbolic piece of this. So back on the year law, student minimum we sent amongst the literate, a messenger from amongst them.
To do four things. These four things are the are known among scholars as the purpose of sending messages and prophets. It's not that it's not the only time this exists in the Quran, which has yet to ally him he was a key him when Ali Muhammad Kitab or Heckman you find Lachman Allah who I didn't mean in the back the fee him rasuna mean emphysema to him it was a key human element Makita but when ACHEMA and then you find Ibrahim Ali is determined to buckle up for example, when he's the Alpha Ibrahim will cover I'm gonna live at La semana de la bella Taco Bell Mina in the Countess me I mean Robin or Jana Muslim in a mystery mainly like, I mean the reality no matter Muslim, Metallica I
didn't manage to buy Elena in October, Rahim Robina. Whenever I see him when I saw them in whom we had to go to your living room look at let me tell you the same for so you find in the Quran multiple times we've been recited, it's always there to point out this is what the prophet is sent to do. This is the job. Here's your goal, here's what you have to do. Here's what you have to convey. These are the four things the four swords, the four main points that any profit is going to bring. And if you understand it appropriately, any leader who will come after him it histological estidama profits later on, we'll have to do the same for and if you're not doing these four, with the with the proper
sequence, and the appropriate proportion, for each. I mean, if they're not proportionate, then the message that you're conveying is problematic, meaning it's not it's not actually doing what it's supposed to do. So these are the four things we're talking about them a little bit too thick is really, really important. And I need it, they're worse. Again, when we're talking about Jamal. This is why this is here. Why here's where the drama, because also, dad is telling us here's why I sent him. Here's what he's going to lead you and teach you to do. And here's what the people who come after him are going to continue to do as well. So that it's in sort of jaw for a reason because it
was almost saying here's your leadership, and I sent him to you I am. He used to pound out of the supreme leader and he just send the leader amongst and he is going to do these four things for you. And then this will continue to be the case moving forward. You have to look at him.
When he was a key him we were leaving him Wilkie Tebow.
Hekmat four things. Number one, you have to lay him at it here is not versus all right 99% of the time in the Quran when you see the word, or if it's not talking about a verse of the Quran most of the time, there are a few exceptions to that rule. And the context is very clear, like the context will make it clear that is he talking about a verse from the Quran, because of the context of the of the verse itself. But whenever he used the word earlier in the corner, yet, he's referring to science, which is what the word means. So get through Allah him it recite upon him, upon them, this His signs subhanaw taala. Not to do, because it's redundant, because you have to follow him at and
then a second, he says, You Ali, Mohammed Al Kitab, it's the same thing. Technically, it's the same thing. But there's a clear distinction here, because he's using two completely different terminologies. So we have to make him a teacher, a site upon them his science. So number one, the number one job that prophets have to do, the messengers are obligated to do, and those will follow in their footsteps. It is to make sure people know who God is, is to know who Allah subhanaw taala is to have a very clear comprehension of Allah subhanho wa Taala as understanding as much as possible, his attributes, His names, his will, understanding exactly how it is that we exist in this
world under his,
under his sovereignty, and under his eyes, pieces of His creation, this is actually much more complicated than you think it is. It's not just saying theology. It's not just a fee, there's a little bit even more than that, because theology can be just a couple of articles, number one, number two, number three, in terms of, you know, understanding Allah subhanaw taala requires a little bit of understanding yourself and understanding a little bit more about the universe around him signing philosophy, understanding God, get to know Him it, he will recite upon them His signs, so that you know that you know, in the law, because if that piece is not, you know, properly
confirmed, then what's the point of going forward? Like, why would you talk about anything else, that the person doesn't believe in God, I always have any people who bring me individuals are struggling, or someone has questions.
I sit with them. And they start talking about it. I say, before we go into the details of you know, why it is
actually it was young when she got married, and why the profit and your thought was so before we talked about these, you know, details that you think are really important, telling me what your understanding of God is.
And then you find out where the problem is to begin with, you don't necessarily believe that they're using these details as ways to either believe in God or not believing God and that in, that doesn't cut it. You don't find your belief in God through you through it, that you made it happen, even though it's not a bad thing for that to spark it. But that can't be the basis of your Eman for the rest of your life. Because what happens when you make a divine, you don't get exactly what you asked for when you needed it, and then you're gonna lose your faith altogether. You know, if you build your faith on something that is that is weakening, it will crumble at some point, and you'll end up
with nothing, you'll have nothing after that to build upon. So you have to know where to look what the sources of belief in Allah subhanaw taala are, I did a seven episode series on this in Ramadan last year.
Facing disbelief was called. So most kids who listened to it now call it the evolution one.
I just talked about the sources of this. So disbelief is a problem today. And facing it today has to be as complex as the nature of disbelief is today in comparison to how it was a couple of 100 years ago, you can be can't use the exact same arguments that the scholars used many, many centuries ago. Because there's a difference in terms of what people and how people comprehend the world. It's actually quite quite different. So the number the number one problem is understanding God, and accepting whether there is if you do believe in a in a creator or not? And if not well, to explain why. And if yes, well, then how do you understand that to be? What is your comprehension of what a
Creator would look like, within this world, even without faith, you can come to a couple of conclusions. Number one, you've come to the conclusion that it's only one of them. Because everything works in the exact same way. We don't have different realms where different laws apply the same law, everything rotates counterclockwise around the center, from the atom to the galaxy and the center of the galaxy itself. Everything is moving, exact same laws govern at all, we still don't understand all of them, but it's the same thing. So it's not difficult to figure out yeah, there's is only one it can't be more than one doesn't make any sense. It wouldn't be a defeat the purpose
for there to be multiple when there's just only one law that kind of governs almost everything.
You find out that the Creator is capable is potent, because the creation that you see is enormous. Its enormous. The more we look, the more we find out that we are, we are less than nothing like nothing is not even a word you cannot find us on the map of the cosmos. No way. Our Galaxy is puny. Our solar system within it is even smaller. And then we were not a very impressive planets amongst the ones that surrounded it.
So it's very, very difficult. So you know that he's, he's potent, you know that he is knowledgeable, that there is knowledgeable because everything is coded.
Your DNA is just this big code. That's how life continues, life continues based on coding that exists inside of you. And that's how you make you pass down your genes, we are similar to 90.
We were similar in within our genome and 95%, to everything living. And when we differ as human beings with different like maybe 1% of the genome, it's very small you carry within you not only the I need the your genetic code you carry in you the genetic history of life, within you is the coding for a tree and a fruit fly.
Inside me right now, in every cell of mine, you, we just haven't figured it out all yet, results have not been able to break it down. But if you take my cell of my body, and you take a fruit fly, we are similar in 94% of our genome, we differ, the difference between me and a sheep chimpanzee is less than 1% of my genome.
Some people get offended by that, right? They don't like that, hey,
good news, we have a view.
There's nothing if this actually tells you that whatever created all of this, all this diversity coded all of it is that there's a history of of it carried down generation after generation. It's actually beautiful, in my opinion, extremely beautiful.
That origin of life, that oneness of the origin of life, and the coding that exists inside of us. So you look at the invitation without faith if you just woke up to the world. And you say, oh, who made all this? How did this all go? Even if even if it happened gradually happening gradually doesn't mean didn't happen? happening actually does not take away the fact that it actually occurred.
Just because your understanding of time as you know, is different than maybe the way I understand time is different than maybe la of a fly does. What was the span like lifespan of a fly?
Week, look for a week in the day? does it deliver one week, I know because I used to add a fly in my room back in Syria, and I kept them alive with me during the winter. And I gave them a name and make sure you had everything you needed any day of the week anyways, it was really cold outside and what I'm doing it for a week, that's it and they move on their comprehension of time is very different to the my comprehension of time very different than any other mammal or what a tree season. It's not this time contract. We know that because we comprehend time differently, even within our lives, when we're children, or when we're older, when we're happy when we're sad when we're enjoying things when
it's horrific time just moves differently for us.
So the fact that happened gradually doesn't take away the fact the basic need for there to be an initiator, for there to be some way that this actually occurred does a bad argument, say over here? Yeah, we weren't here before and took over 6 billion years. Yeah, I don't care. The Creator does probably doesn't really care about time. If the creator needs time, then he's probably not the creator, and they should look and go worship time. Because timing, composition, time is strong. If he's lives within time, like me, the time is our real God, and we should worship time. If he's in if he's if he's in space like me, then I'll just might as well I'll just worship time space, because
now that's the real God it doesn't. So time isn't meaningless. So six minutes or 6 billion years to Allah subhanaw taala doesn't really make a difference. You can even apply time to him. This is the outside of faith. This if you're if you're looking for a creator, you're trying just by looking at the world understanding and observing existence to say if this is probably what, what, what exists. It was how does all how am i How am I creation capable of metacognition? How can I sit here and wonder about wondering and think about thinking and argue my own thoughts? And how can I do that and not and believe that no, but it came from a dead nothingness. But this intelligent came from a dead
nothingness, a completely aimless, empty vacuum of dark matter that has no idea why it's there to begin with, but then it can create, it produced all of us.
It was on a very, very low self esteem to think that's the case, the things that you don't have much to offer at all. But there's nothing about you who aside from some neurological ganglion 's or
Synopsys, that are built over time, and they just keep repeating themselves and nothing else to it. If that was the case, there'd be no creativity in the world, you wouldn't come this far as we have
to let you come to just by looking at the world. So when Allah when the Prophet Allah is like comes in sites upon people, His signs, What signs do you think he's going to recite upon people? These are the signs.
There's a we'll get to it. So but it will be a year or so so I can ruin it. And then you'll forget by then it goes to a new one at least. So it's no short it's like a page and a half and it's just basically nor
preparing his argument of why it is he didn't have a lot of fun.
other words, even though he spent a long time doing what he did,
and we've listened to his argument, he starts telling Allah subhanaw taala what he did and I did it in the Dow to whom?
Dr. Comilla in and when a Hara is it to whom to follow. And so I talked to them day and night to talk to them in groups or talk to them any in individual. As individuals, I talk to them. Publicly, I talked to them, Yanni in confinement, I did everything. And then he explained he gave his actual narrative because sometimes, yeah, you're doing you're working hard in terms of the amount of work but the quality of the work doesn't work is not good. So that's why it's not working. So he had to explain that from a from quantity he worked day and night, never quality. I just think what his argument was. And this is like at the beginning of time, as far as we understand as humans, so what
was it what was his narrative for hold yourself? Back when we know kind of a fail you'll see this summer Aliko major oriented company.
So he started he started by saying you should learn this too far. He talks about a few things there. And then he's just saying welcome to Halaqaat boom, Ottawa, LM todo que Valhalla Allah Who? Saba SML Ba, ba ba ba?
What Yeah, little Pamela Rafi hinda neuron. What Jana Shem says here Raja Allahu Gambetta, Camilla, Alden. Roberta to Merida. confy. How your critical MC Raja Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah be salpa. It has to come in has to Buddha and fija it just starts pointing out do you not see the VAT the how vast the skies and the earth are.
And you have a moon, it gives you late at night you have a son that gives you energy during the day. And you all everything comes from the earth and everything goes back into the earth. And Allah made this earth is flat, freezing walk. So you can find your your pathways and to go to where you want to go.
No one requires me to point these things out. I don't think I think everyone figured that out at some point. But he's These are the signs of God. Look around you. You don't need
a PhD. You don't need a PhD or a book to read. The book that you want me to read is just outside of these walls.
Those are the Signs of God. That's what Prophets are here to do. It tells me Look, look at what he made Subhana wa Tada. Make sure you have clarity on who Allah subhanaw taala is and then explain the pieces of the puzzle about Allah subhanaw taala that you can't figure it out by just observation. Right? By observation alone, you can't come to certain conclusions about who Allah subhanaw taala is, which is why he sent messengers. If you could do it without messengers, he wouldn't have sent them. There'd be no point if you could just it was something you could conclude on your own. Then he would have sent messengers he sent messengers to fill in the pieces that you probably can't figure
out on your own about who Allah subhanaw taala is from life itself. So he sent the prophets Allah hemosol to us and I'm explain who Allah subhanaw taala is Al Ali will Hakeem. Right? Well, we'll do Cebu Rahman Al Rahim will go forward. Maliki yo, Medina, the Quran I mean the words that you need, so that you have clarity, because you can maybe assume some of them, but you can't be sure by now. Okay, this is who he is. Subhana wa, tada understand aspects of his characteristics, his attributes, understand that what His will means. So understand what and how that translates into lathe, because as well as the Pontotoc translates into lathe through cobalt, and then you understand what those
mean, and how those are gonna affect you as a person. So you can figure out what to do in your life. And what you're like me, this is what it means to understand God. Like all of these pieces have to be clear. And if they're not that it's impossible, then so you have to allow him it is the first thing. Number one, you need to make sure they know the Signs of God, and they know who he is who he is subpoena whatnot. And that's the first thing if you don't do a good job at that, and I don't think we do, and I'm guilty like everyone else. We don't do enough of this. But that's the number one thing that we're required to do. When it comes to leadership. Angela, you have to make sure
people know who Allah subhanaw taala is, and you have that clarity and they have that certainty, and they're not struggling with this piece. 99% of people will talk to me about Islamic any doubts and or problems, it's always to that basic piece that he does, it's not something that is your goal was back that they don't they're not sure if they don't have good understanding of why they would want to believe why they would need to believe in a God or why they would need to believe in the power deity because unfortunately, the way Allah subhanaw taala sometimes is spoken about in other realms and other circles in other books of Scripture is very different. Is humanized, we use humanize for
sure meaning Allah subhanaw taala has spoken about in ways that Muslims don't accept. And that's how human beings have always wanted things to be. Either you elevate the status of the human being a bit higher to be closer to God or you bring down God a little bit. So he's less he's less supreme. He's like he's less holy. He's let's say, he's less divine. Because divine, this is hard. You can't keep up with that. You can't compete with divineness because we're not divine nothing about it.
So we had to figure out if you don't believe me just like to know that they don't like to be just creations, just servants just wants to be something more. So either we elevate, it's hard for us to elevate, maybe then we bring down God, which is why, which is why people when they listen to the descriptions of God, in other scriptures, that meant the hand of man has manipulated one way or the other, or in other, or sometimes in narratives of religious people, even Muslims, who don't understand exactly what is who Allah is appropriately lay out a phone, Allah, then the person who's logical, will listen to the Scripture and say, That makes no sense to me. I'm good. And they're
filled with doubts, because they don't understand. That's why the highest status of a scholar in Islam is already full. And that's that's the word that they use reality for those who know God, who know Allah subhanaw taala actually know him understand exactly who Allah subhanaw taala is, and that's a that's a big deal. That takes a while and
you don't have a lot of experience with that, do you? How many supreme powers do you know?
How many divine entities are you?
Close to? And how many of them have do you have relationships with? No, this is the only example. It's not simple. We can't act like it's easy to do. I can barely build a relationship with you and I can see you and listen to you. How are you going to build a relationship with one whom you cannot see, hear, touch, smell, feel you can't do anything. All you have is His Word. And maybe someone was speaking on his behalf, but you don't have a direct connection to him. subhanaw taala aside from the spiritual one that did, the figuring out is actually quite complicated too, because we don't understand ourselves.
Anyway, that the problem comes here.
It's fixed his most problems, for you to understand Allah subhanho wa taala. And to build that connection and to understand yourself through Allah subhanho wa Taala fix most problems. That's what is the number one you have to aim at? Number one, you have to start by making sure people know who God is, and why it's important for them to do so. And what how that affects them. It affects you to hade is a concept that is extremely effective, extremely effective. It's the most important part of the deen. And it's very important to significant up most people think Ah, so you believe in one God? No, it's not. So you believe this is a huge deal. The concept of hate is extremely powerful, and
very protective. And it's impactful in terms of your behaviors and your ethics and your values. Because when you understand that there's only one supreme power, one divine entity, then you know that the red lines come from one source and one source only. And those lines are divine as he is the pilot with Donna. So when he says this is haram that line in budgin, it will never move. No one can touch that line because because it wasn't the hands of men that put it there. There's a divine power that put that line there. When he says you don't kill or you don't lie, or you don't steal, you don't permit Zina, or you don't betray or you don't abuse. These are lines put by the Almighty no
one, you could take a person who understands what doe hate is you pick them up and drop them anywhere, anytime, anywhere. Anytime you put them down, they will continue to observe these lines. Whether you're an even 2024 in Canada or 700 years ago, somewhere in Africa or 1000 years ago in the Middle East or 2000 years ago in Bethlehem or 3000 years ago in Egypt, it makes no difference. If we understand aid, then they go look what are the lines that the almighty puts who and then they observe it. You see societies don't function that way societies start with some lines and then over time the line shifts over time.
Ever go go look up 1924 When you go home today just look up images from 1924.
Anything from 1924 Anything at all language, ethics, morals, problems read slike a different universe it's like a parallel universe that we never existed because society is shifting I'm not saying all change is bad by the way that's not the point of this talk. There's a lot of change that's to me that's good. That's how you there's a lot of reform that happens but then there's other stuff that aren't there are other changes that are not based on on human progress and benefit is based on that line was metal somewhere middle with a lie because he didn't see the holdings of it.
That's actually him it to tell people the Signs of God so they understand to Allah subhanaw taala is so when when explained in the log, understand what that means to you.
Your ethical standard, you're the source of your values as one is divine. You don't mess with that stuff. You know exactly. Is there a difference of opinion within Islamic law and scholars will debate certain tuxedos, secondary and tertiary issues, no problem. When it comes to your values. You know exactly where they come from. So steady. That's clear. There's no joking around with that. It's a big deal. When the ethic of compassion, the ethic of humbleness when loyalty in these ethics
are strong and clear in the hearts of people, because they know that the their source is the divine himself. Subhanallah, which I know, people are different people behave differently, people live differently because of them. But when that's not the case, of course, things don't don't. So that's number one. Number two is a key. Now I have talked about this
till you can blue in the face. And most people here know the importance of this point, I've established a number of Hello thoughts on it, I've done a couple of series, the concept of physics does get is purification. Right? Number one, tell him to tell them the science of Gods so they understand who Allah subhanaw taala is number two, he's a key him tell them about themselves, or they can understand themselves, because they understand who they are, what they're made of was exists inside of them. So they can actually make the changes that are needed. So they can regulate the ups and downs, and it happened on the inside. The only thing that you can control and the only
thing you'll ever need to control exists inside of you. It's very interested, interesting, in my opinion that our eyes go outwards, yet the problem lies right under them. Where you can't look with your eyeballs. Right here, the problems inside he's inside here. I'm looking for solutions all everywhere. And the problem is right here under my nose. It's just a paradox of this whole story. It's right right under you. So number two, he was a key him to purify them. This is the third pillar of what Islam is built upon. And yes, I'm using that word pillar. And I did this, whoever attends the Hadith
course with me at Masonville. On Wednesdays, we went through the Hadith Jibreel very, very famous Hadith.
When Jabril came and asked the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salam he came in the form of men, he asked him, What is Islam? What is Eman? Was there a famous Hadith? We get caught up in all that we forget something. He asked him three questions.
He asked about Islam, which translates into the behaviors, the practices, the actions, the activities, things you do for the sake of God on his own on your own, that is direct, that is not involving other people directly, like Salah and cm, or things that you do for the sake of Allah but involve others like Zika you give you give your wealth. So the practices the behaviors, Iman the theology, understanding who Allah subhanaw taala is Eman. Billa human I get to you get to be and that's most of what is with our deen is to us. But what about the third question? Why is the third question less important? Who came along and said, Yeah, you don't need that. It's just like a, it's
a recommendation is cute. But no, you just need Islam. And you know, he talked about your son. And it's not in the yes, the translation of there was excellent. And there is a concept of excellence in the word obviously when you use it, but he's talking about the spiritual comprehension, the change that has to happen on the inside. These are the pillars of the deen, you have to understand things appropriately, then you have to practice things appropriately. And you have to make sure that spiritually you have the right intentions and you have the right attitudes and perspectives and comprehension of yourself and of others. Why did this pillar become less important? Why do not we
don't talk about this very much. You know why? Because it's not attractive? Because this is not fun to talk about. No one wants to be told that they have to change. Nobody not me, not you. No one No living soul wants to be told by the way, the problem is from you, you're the problem, you can change 123 And things will get better. I need someone to tell me the problem lies externally. So I can complain and point fingers and I can have an enemy and I can have someone to be upset about. It's very, very convenient. It's very convenient. A lot of fun. makes life so much easier. I know that because I lived in the Middle East where I had a hanger for all of my problems, everything that
failed I just I just I just blamed the regime. And they can be blamed they did a lot of wrong things. But then I came here the same failures were like the same failures almost point by point as they were in the Middle East and I had no anger anymore. I didn't know I had my my failure I looked around where do I hang this? Who do I blame there's no one whom do I mean there's no one to blame there's no one to blame. I couldn't I wasn't there masajid are not regulated. You're not forced to say what you don't want to say we're not being you understand that if I did this halacha in Syria we would all be in jail.
It wouldn't be wouldn't get out of here. You'd be I wouldn't be removed if not you I would be taken to jail for sure. Even if I had the proper paperwork for it you're not allowed to be here after a certain hour that's almost I had run and all it was too much for you to run them celebration you needed like a lot of Yeah, I know it sounds weird but that's how it was the sound is all over them at least I come from Iraq Everyone knows
him right the guy stands up to the paper and then it goes down
read a paper the paper is sent from an external sources. So I came here there's no hanger anymore. Because Allah subhanaw taala told us from the beginning the problem is within it the problem always lied within you and if you want to change things you have to start from within. I definitely Hammonds elements
but definitely Harmon does.
Its does give us a key him
He purifies, who teaches them how to change? What's on the inside and the sahaba? Learn, that's where they'll have transformed. So how about when you study the Companions lives? This always this
lack of concordance, like, it's not, you don't understand how does this person becomes this come this person, when he would go study how he was before Islam, or how he was functioning? And then you look at him within his done, there's something that's obviously different, something different on a fundamental level, like, significantly different, where you can almost not, it's hard to figure out what why he didn't do that from the beginning. What if you had the potential why not, we all have the potential it is whether you allow this Dean this book to perform Tinsukia upon you, whether you open your heart to it, and you question yourself, and you, you practice some self accountability,
whether you have self awareness to do that to begin with. And that's how you move from one state to the other. Everything can change, to the worst or to the better. It's really up to you. You don't need like life coaches, and all these other seminars that people go to to, the guy is screaming and yelling and making y'all hype, you need to understand what's inside of you. There's another there's a beat, there's a deficit inside of you, that has a specific agenda, loves you to death and wants you to be the best, he doesn't know how to make things good for you. Because I don't understand what's good and what's bad. It's like a child that you have to raise
that wants you to do certain things, and it gives you joy when you do with him. And if you don't, then you don't feel joyful anymore. And you don't feel happy and you want what you want. Even though you know you shouldn't want it and you do it even though you shouldn't do it. You don't need religion to tell you these things. You do study, I shouldn't be doing this. I know it's wrong. We can't help it. It's weird, isn't it? Imagine if an alien came, we have to explain to them. Why it is that we're not doing what we want to do.
let's say you want to wake up for family. And you don't. So I asked you Why don't you wake up?
unless someone's holding a gun to your head and saying you're not allowed to get up at night? What's the reason?
You're gonna get some spring? Give me some stupid answer. Like, I'm lazy. What does that mean? I don't know. I just haven't got around to doing it. What what are these? What are these words mean? You want to do it? Yes. Do you have the physical ability to do it? Yes. Do you have the time to do it? Yes. What is missing for this not to happen on an organic level on an organic molecular level? Nothing the way you do it? I don't know. I love that answer from an adult says I don't know. You don't know. You're not three. What do you mean? You don't know? Do you want to do it? Yes. Is it helpful for you? Yes. Should you be doing it? Yes. And do it. Now? I don't know.
Where does it come from? Between? Where's this? Where's this gap come from between? I know that isn't the right thing. I should I want to do the right thing. We're just enough. There is a gap. I'm not lying. I'm not saying there isn't there is. But you understand that there is there's someone sitting between you and what you want. It's holding you back from the inside will lie through his teeth to make sure that you don't get what you want. Okay, you can't make the change.
Everything you want to memorize pulled out Yeah. Why don't you?
Because there's like, what's in it for me? Doesn't think there's anything for me. So make it difficult for you. So it's hard to sit down and memorize and read. And once you do something else, scroll or play or go do something else that's more enjoyable to it. Or do something where it feels you'll be making more money or becoming more famous or more have more status, something that feels is beneficial to it. But not something that isn't was a key him if he removed that piece. And we have that is not really weird that we're not getting anywhere. This is the second pillar pillar. Have you noticed so far? Where's Salam? Siyam is a con hudge. He has sent it to four things. The
first 50% Not the second. By the way, Ibrahim when he made the DUA he said Robin Alabasta and this is like a little nugget for you. He said if I see him I saw them in him. He said yes to him. Tika while you are leaving home, we'll catch up. But when Hekmatyar, he was a team that was his sequence. So Allah responded to him and so it early and Milan, and he fixed it.
And he said, Look at Mandela Massoud I'm gonna put him through him it was a key hit him number two, but only my needs to them had the four but he put his team at the end. And Allah subhanaw taala twice once with as your mind once he put it back to number two, no. As if not as if to tell us that this is commonly forgotten. This is commonly put aside because it's not attractive. It's not fun. Because no one wants to be told here the problem, you need to change. You need to eat better. You have to actually look inside and start making adjustments. We don't want to hear that you want something else. You want to be fun or if there's something else if if you if someone is telling you
you're fine the way you are, which is what we do here today, right? Here's what we're doing in this country now in the world. You're fine. You're amazing just by by being you You're amazing. Everything about You're amazing. You're a star. No you're not. You're not none of us are. We're not born that way. We're not born amazing. We're born born at best mediocre, and then we learned and we improve and we
we change things on the inside. And we and we grow and we become great and we become amazing and we have the potential for it. But to act like just by basic just by basic genetics somehow you're no that does the same to tell someone that you're telling them that you're gonna kick, you're gonna ruin their minds. They're never gonna change anything. They're never going to learn anything about themselves. They'll never try harder. They'll never question themselves. You understand the danger of a person who doesn't custom themselves. That's a dangerous individual. The called narcissist they turn to psychopaths over history if they have if they ever had any power, they wiped out complete
nations of human beings. Because if you don't question yourself, I'm not saying that you're not able to make a decision. People don't have some self self awareness and accountability. He said don't say what am I doing the right thing here? How do I know that I did this for the right reason. In them Rama Lavinia exclusively, actions have no
have no value, there is no intentions behind. Do you think scholars would say that if you aren't scared to death by this hadith you'd haven't understood it's
it's hard to say that this hadith if you don't, if you're not scared, to the point where you can't sleep at night, then you have not understood what it means.
If you ruin an intention, doesn't matter how huge the deed was. It could be worthless. It could be it could add up to nothing. Because he doesn't want it supine. Oh, Tyler, he doesn't need it. He doesn't. You're not impressed by buildings and by achievements or accomplishments. He's impressed by sincerity.
He loves sincerity and genuineness. He loves compassion and empathy. He loves those the selflessness Oh, he looks for that. He looks for that inside of you. That is hard. That's hard. That is the mountain that you will continue to climb for the rest of your life or maybe not. Or maybe sit there. But that was what he was sent to do on a his salatu salam and all the prophets before him all leaders.
Tell them who God is
to tell them the Signs of God, and then teach them to purify themselves. And then you are Lemo whom will kita and teach them the good book? Tell them what the rule is. Okay, here the law here the laws, here are the rules. Here's what you do, you don't do. Here's how you do it.
Let me hook it up. You have to know the laws and the rules. The Quran teaches us exactly how, what path to walk down what the path looks like, how to stay away from trouble.
That's what you're gonna get are very important. You have to be taught the Word the book. So you know what to do. It's a catalog. It's just it's the it tells us it's the guidelines. Here's here's how are you going to live your life? Look at it. So you figure that out.
And that's what we spend most of the time doing in massage, right? Majority of time is spent explaining, you know, the rules will do Salah Sia, how to do these things? What hikma? hokhmah is the wisdom of how to do them.
Because not enough to know what to do, it's also equally important to understand how to do it. Because if you take an action, if you take a ruling of Allah subhanaw taala and apply it in the wrong place you harm it causes harm with it, because he didn't know how to do it. Because you weren't taught the wisdom of how to do these things. And how to actually, it's not enough just understand the ruling and understand also how to do the ruling. There's more to it than just doing the ruling. Yes, the ruling is you have to make wudu. But you have an open wound, you shouldn't. So we need the wisdom of when to say okay, maybe maybe I don't do it this way, so that I don't have an
infection and die. Maybe I don't give a * talk to someone about doing something that will cause them harm. Because that's not just about Yes, that's the right thing to do. But maybe in this situation, you have to have wisdom to know how to do it. And when, when you also will apply and when there's an exception to the rule. And these are the four reasons profits are sent. This is why he was sent at least awesome in the beginning of YouTube drama this way teachers
heat up I am. He's telling you he is the supreme leader, he's in medical producing ISIS, Al Hakim and he sent amongst the illiterate, a prophet and a messenger from amongst them, who will tell them his science so you know who Allah is, and teach them to purify themselves and then educate them about the rulings of the book and the laws that they must live by to please Allah subhanaw taala and that will benefit them and bring them prosperity and then how to actually do it. It's one thing for you to know the ruling is something else for you to know how to do it. That's why he was there in front of us we would need money he saw some some Allah Allah was like you said, you need a role
model and you just see how to do this. To see someone actually behaving and Okay, now I get how and when what context is required for this ruling to be properly practice.
That at the end of this verse, and those are the four reasons that's what that's what those should be about. What most of you doing one of those four things. If a hobo doesn't do one of these four things was a waste of everyone's time.
You have to be some scholars say all four should apply everywhere. They should be told about Allah subhanaw taala they should be helped to be fair purify themselves.
They should learn a ruling and he learned the way the wisdom of how to actually properly practice it. It's very hard to put them all together by the way, and
that is going to be 20 minutes and in two languages.
It's not it's not easy. It takes a little bit of time. We're encouraged a woman called Blue LeFevre learning movie and indeed prior to them being sent this person that's going to teach them these things and help them lead them because this is leadership teaching the signs and purifying and modeling teaching rulings and role modeling these willingness leadership that's not just education not just information this is leadership when kind of uncovered indeed before all of this love you but I didn't move me in there in a state of clear misguidance
Well, Hardeen I mean whom landmark will help will be him. So what I mean who
the well here is adding something and others
Alina a minimum, others of people, lamb male half will be him that have not yet joined the group. Dr. Allison was sent to the club, but there are so he says hold the bag that will only you know suderman filet mignon fill me again. And then what According a minimum, so that's the that's how the sentence actually works. He's the one who sent amongst illiterates and others than them that have not yet received the message
of messenger from within them. So in the Arabic letters do this a lot, where they give the sentence and then they make the additions to the characters at the at the at the end so that the message stays clear. So you say hola diva, Amina wa Carina min hula Miguel Hapo be him Rasul Allah minimum. That's how the sentence would have sounded, if you wanted to do this by the by the book of how Arabic language works. But you can always but these distinctions are made for reasons so that we can focus on the message not on the people. But then he added that piece there just say that it's not only specific to the the illiterate nation was alkylene. For everyone else, let me know your help
will be in those who have not been joined, not joined yet. So the sahaba. And he didn't say because that's the part of it. His thought was to that.
Woman according no matter who were these people, so they brought to us after the third time he got the question. He point he put his hand on the back of Cenomanian Pharisee. Because I mean, how would I know kind of Eman with his three year law but Allah who the gentleman who that is people like him, weren't AlDub we're going to accept the accept the faith. And he says if Iman was was hanging somewhere in the sky, people like him would find it.
You're not speaking about Sandman specifically, or about the Persian race specifically, even though it's something they can always carry as a piece of their pride. But he's talking about all those who don't work necessarily.
don't necessarily understand the tongue of the Quran. Because Amin are the people who understand the Quran in terms of wording, but then the other who won't. They're all they're all a part of this being taught, though, except later because they because because it's first the people who are given the message who understand the tongue will have to be able to accept it first. There is there's no hope. If God didn't accept the Quran, and then no one would. Why would you if the people who wouldn't knew the language said no to it, then why would you so hard to beat them first? And then everyone else is well, you know, minimum lemma you'll have to obey him. Well, when ICS will Hakeem
he's gonna unfathomable Subhana wa Tada. And he is the all wise mean, do you can't question why he was dolled up for this, but he chose
someone who's gonna have to be chosen. It's not gonna send it in a language that didn't exist on the planet. And here's the always when he made that choice, that he felt Lula de human nature that indeed is the balancing of Allah, the bounty of Allah of choosing this nation of illiterate people to have the final messenger sent to them in the tongue that they understood, that's the bounty of Allah, you to him and Yeshua and he gives his bounty to whomever he wants, you can you can say why you do that you get questioned Allah bounty and he gives his bounty to and he does, will love who will fell in Alden, the leader must Hunter is the one who has the amazing or the imminent bounty he
the bountiful once upon with that in terms of when he gives what he gives. So this is within this is not just a reminder for
Muslims in general of why he was sent out of here, sort of some of the purpose of the set and the purpose of germline and the teachings. But also as a reminder, for the autumn, I know you were giving this you have to carry this, you have to be you have to feel the responsibility of it because it's your tongue because it was sent to you on your tongue. It's not an issue of status or nobility is an issue of responsibility. And that piece I think is important for for those who don't understand what's being said here in their mother tongue that they should be aware of so understand she was walking behind the shoulder you know, he learned stuff you know, to be let go. So Allah was
telling them about