Sunday Tafseer Halaqah End of Surat Al-Jumah
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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Now that we continue with that of sales with Joomla and where we left off
two weeks ago because I was off last year I was away last week and next week we have the the town hall. I think
I should probably know this, but I'm not sure. I believe that we have the town hall meeting, which is our annual
meeting for the center. And next week, it'll be two years since we opened this place. So I know the wait two years gonna be next week. So I think we have the town hall sometime next Sunday.
I think it's around this halacha time so I don't think we can so this so probably will be inviting you Inshallah, to come and attend the town hall and listen to what we're doing and participate and contribute and ask and comment and get involved in a little bit more with us. If somehow the townhall is scheduled for a time where it's not conflicting with this or on the other side, if not, then probably this is the last day of CO Holika before Ramadan because the two weeks after that it will be pre Ramadan sessions I always run a couple of Ramadan prep sessions before Ramadan or on to an Arabic and foreign English I do this every year. So the 25th of February will be our one of our
Ramadan prep session and I'll put out all the details on the name the titles of these sessions. So you're welcome to come and attend them. And next week is the town hall. So this may be the last step so you can halacha before Ramadan and we'll we will continue and show after Ramadan, a week or two after Ramadan. Moving forward Ramadan, everything changes. Obviously, we can't have this hydrophobic because we're fasting and there's a different system altogether. Well, I usually give like a half an hour to 40 minute Delta before so after I shot every night, and there's a dose after vigil every day. And there are rules during the day that run as well including along with demo or whatnot. But
this holiday this helicopter I run on the weekends usually come to a little bit of a halt. We just stopped them we paused them for a while we move on number one has its own schedule then a week after that I go and I sleep and then I come back the week after inshallah we kind of resume again. So just as a heads up with a I was actually trying I was hoping to do a complete sudo Jomo before before Ramadan, but I didn't know that next week was gonna do the town hall. So I had it I actually had it pretty well designed but but I didn't I didn't know about Tapi. So it may not be able to finish the July before Ramadan, we may have to come back after Ramadan and kind of conclude the historical
drama. And then we'll move on from there inshallah Tada.
But that was just what I want to share with you. All right, so So Jamal, is a big and he is the
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Two clusters before the end, or the before the last two clusters of the Quran, primary majorda, to a dream, these are all meant any sources are revealed in Medina, most of them late Madani sutras, with the exception of a few. And they all taught and it's all talking about aspects of organization.
Organize relationships within the Muslim society, the organized how the Muslim society functions. And it's the swords are extremely valuable for us. Because I feel like as Muslims living in the West, we really need to read them a little bit more deeply and kind of
comb through them with a fine comb and just kind of take, take all of the lessons that are possible for us to take from them. Because we are living in a society where we have a little bit more autonomy and
independence that we that we have elsewhere in the world. And we require some degree of organization for ourselves if you want to be able to benefit as individuals and as groups and for the coming generations, which is why I sort of sorted till I talked about organizing relationships between Muslims in the community, whether it's been spouses, or between brothers, or between the people who are running the community between individuals and their leaders are. So I looked at relationships amongst the Muslims in the community. So the hashtag looked at citizenship. And it focused on the different types of people who are living in the country, what relationships need to govern that and
so to talk about the relationships between Muslims and non Muslims, whether they are non Muslims that are combative, versus non combative, versus a converts and what and how to deal with all of this in order for us to stay on you safe, and at the same time to show the proper amount of love and mercy. And then it's a little soft talked about the social contract with the relationship we have with the group. The relationship we have with the group, and that's different than the real you have with the leader. This is the relationship we have with our group is what we owe the group and with the group group owes us is what the Jomar talks about leadership talks about how leadership is going
to be established in our community is going to be established through through solidarity in southern Germany. That's what it's there for. It's an it's an embedded system within our team to ensure that we always have some degree of direction that we have leadership in our community that we do not exist for, with more than with three of us or more without having some degree of that
Action and having some form of leadership. And this concept is very important to my opinion. And it hasn't been like that for a long time, I won't lie to you. I'm not saying that there's one thing community ruined this, this is something that's been brewing for a long time. It's been many, many,
I would say probably centuries, since Joomla served its purpose in the in the Muslim world in general, because of of the
political turmoil and wars and colonialism and entire and
totalitarian dictatorships that run, run, run the region. And as long as that's the case, it's gonna be possible for Germany to find its part to be utilized properly, but also where in the world where Muslims still have some degree of autonomy, Jumana still has a very strong function for them. And if it doesn't, then it can be it can. And that's the that's the, you know, the good part, I can tell you that
I give full buzz here, I would have never been able to give a fraction like not even maybe, like 1% of in a Muslim country, not even honestly, not even. And that's not an exaggeration, it would be impossible, it would be no hope at all at all, for me to be able to speak freely as I do here and to tackle topics as I do here. And with that comes obviously a burden of responsibility as well. But it's totally worth looking at. So certainly check them out we've talked about so far is Allah subhanaw taala, first of all, established the traits and his glorious names to which he is our leader, in the sense of the word that allows for that to be feasible, or comprehensible. So excuse
me from self as a medical caduceus. He's Hakeem. And then he speaks of why he spent a cent the Prophet alayhi salatu, Salam amongst those the mean, which is the literary group of people, which is the auto which is what he's talking about here, and what purpose prophets and the Prophet alayhi salam specifically serve amongst groups, when they're sent, they do four things they get through it. So a prophet, the messenger is there to tell people who Allah has found out it is, show them the Signs of God, show them the signs, those scientists were you to know Allah, because there's no point of any of this if you don't know who it is that you are serving who it is that you are following,
and what is it who it is that you are obeying. But there's no point it's a waste of everyone's time, if you don't understand who Allah subhanaw taala is, this is a very, very important piece, and I spent a good amount of time talking about it, because it often gets forgotten or set aside. Because we think people know God, they don't even even Muslim people, most of them all their lives. They don't they don't necessarily do actually one of the highest ranks within Islamic scholarship is called the body phone. I mean, the people who know God, if you want to believe those who know Allah subhanaw taala, because it's actually very difficult to it takes a lot of comprehension, a lot of
contemplation and reflection upon his name, subhanaw taala, his voice names, his attributes, the crisis, and then a healthy understanding of his creation of the universe that you live in to understand Allah subhanaw taala. And that understanding itself is extremely powerful in terms of what it does for you as a person.
The level of commitment that we see in this world towards Islam and the level of commitment that we see, and adherence we see to Allah subhanaw taala is ruling and teachings is directly correlated with the degree of comprehension you have of the of who Allah subhanaw taala is, the more you understand who Allah subhanaw taala is, the more committed, the more you adhere, the more fearful the more you I need.
I need the more attachment that you have, the more affinity the more love
the more reverence that you have towards Allah subhanaw taala is directly is directly correlated to how much you understand Allah subhanaw taala. And if you don't really know Allah, well, then you're more likely to sin, you're more likely not to can you don't comprehend it, it's not clear to you. So it doesn't make that much of a difference. You understand? Just basic stuff. So it's not you don't it's not real to you. So it's really important day is sometimes when I talk about these four elements, the first one that I get a lot of questions of why is it because actually the most important of all, that our job really and I don't know if we do a good job at this is to convey to
people who Allah subhanaw taala is and why that's important to you. Because you need to understand who it is that you are giving up. I need your life for who it is that you're and who it is that you are willing to live for, and die for in order for you to if you don't know who that is, and it's not something within why you're doing it. It's not worth doing all together. If you don't know Allah, I gotta get the questions that we get all the time, or just based on the people not understanding Oh, Allah subhanaw taala is not appreciating, like the question that I get. Well, if he knows everything, then what's the point of? If you didn't? Why are you worshiping him? Like if you didn't
know that, what why are you doing it? Why are you wasting your time? Go get out of here, go do something else. If the Lord that you're worshiping doesn't know what's coming next, there's no difference between you and him gold. He's just a titan of some some strong Gela just some strong being somewhere here. Don't be scared of that. Let's get a creature just go and enjoy your life. If you didn't notice if that was coming next there's no point of worshipping. Of course he knows the Piney Woods out of course.
So that's why you worship him. Like we make arguments that are that are empty, it tells me when the arguments are made, and tells me, You have no idea what you're doing. You're making an argument that is like, it's basically it's a vicious cycle circle that you don't know which way you start. Of course, he knows, of course, if he didn't, then this would be a waste of everyone's time in can take that in almost every other aspect of God's power that of ALLAH SubhanA himself falls under that. And the more you understand Allah subhanaw taala, what happens to you is you are more attached, you find more love, you find more compassion, you can find more reverence, you find more reason to be close
to Allah subhanaw taala. Like, the more you understand, the more your heart is attached to Allah subhanaw taala. And it's easier for you to actually follow the rules and listen to the listen to the words and you love what it is that he is saying, you loving it, that is what it is that he is teaching. And the less you understand Allah Subhanallah the more this sounds like a job. And the more you're like, I don't know, keep on going, let's see, let's see what comes next. Let's see if you can impress them with something else that's going to impress you with who Allah, let's say, who Allah, you know, Allah, hello, you could this is you're already halfway there, you're already there.
Like, you're fine. You just read what he's talking about and just stick to and you're fine. You don't know Allah subhanaw taala, then the work is it's an uphill, it's an uphill battle. We're swimming against the stream we're trying to get, I can't get you to follow anything. If you don't understand who it is, Who told you to do I'm not telling you to do anything. Don't listen to me at all. I'm completely useless to you, I'm useless to anyone, I have no value whatsoever, whatever it me or any, any other human being for that matter. Whatever they tell you to do doesn't mean anything, just another person, unless they have some authority over you through law, then it really
doesn't matter what they have to tell you what it is just advice take it, leave it to suggestions. But when it when the Divine is upon himself getting telling you to do something, that's a whole different story. That's not to say my job here is just to convey that's my job is just to explain to you what he's saying. That's it. I'm just trying to make you understand. That's all you do what you do you whatever it is that works for you. You know, Allah, You know what he said, all right. It's completely your choice, your call your milk, you have to defend all of it and figure it out and explain why I it's not my problem is not my business. It's not our business, to try and get you to
know that for your own sake, we'll try to maybe think a little bit more, to be careful because you're coming, you have to explain to him why it is that he explained very clearly do this and not do that he didn't listen. What exactly was your philosophy? What were you trying to say? Well, what was the you're gonna find yourself? You know? I don't know, unless you think you can, you can win an argument with God Himself. And that's a different story. You'd have a better argument than Allah. See, the problem is that you will pay him it's very easy. Just you'll just run the video with the context of what's going inside on inside of you. See, we run a video I don't know what's happening
inside you can see what you did. I don't know exactly your thinking. But you'll you'll add to that. Not only that, but what's going on the inside. So there's nowhere to go. Yes, Daniella GABA
did not come back any of that.
So you know, Allah, that's the first thing we're supposed to do. Supposed to teach people and make sure they understand who Allah subhanaw taala is, and you and your, if you find out that this is what the prophet Allah is, when I saw this, and these four things, exactly what he did, all his co posts is exactly what they did. And that's what these posts should do. They should come down, and they're directed towards people to make sure they know God so that they can hear and listen and follow. And they develop an affinity and a love that allows them to continue to walking this path. Number two, when he was a key him, and he purifies them, it teaches them about themselves. Isn't it
very weird that you live all of your life and you make you gain all this knowledge about molecular components and structures, and you learn about the biology and how how chemicals work with one another and you study all these laws of physics, and you spend all of your life trying to memorize that bloody many times table until you're in grade five, and you're being slapped right left to memorize the thing. And you have to go through all these years of training and education, about learning about everything on the outside, it's right inside of you is a being that you understand almost nothing about it all. You have no idea what's happening on the inside, you don't know who's
inside of you don't understand why it is that there's a gap between what you want to do and what you're doing, even though you're not being coerced at all. And you've just been conditioned to be finding it okay to say, I don't know, oh, I'm lazy. Oh, I'll do it later, or some some some Jonnie, the half washed answer that has really no essence to it whatsoever. You're just conditioned to accepting that being the case. Because the right is the problem that you struggle with and the solution to all of your issues in life. We live right inside, like you're looking in the wrong direction. You look inwards, and that's where you fix everything. Everything works out if you just
figure out what's happening on the inside. So we spend a lot of time as human beings staring outwards, yet really the universe our universe exists inside, exist inwards, people. We've proven that like time and time again over history is so boring now. Such a boring thing to talk about. Yes, people who have become extremely wealthy and extremely powerful, and got all the things they wanted. Were still just as depressed and upset as everyone else and felt just as lonely and
says meaningless than just as unfulfilled, and it made no difference how many countries they ruled, and how much money they had and how many women they had and how much how many drugs they did and how many places they traveled to, they find the same problem, because it's just not what you're here for. Because your problem, you're running away from something that's running with you. Like, it's like you're running away from something. But the problem is that it's right inside of you. So you're taking it with you, everywhere you go, is this stupidest thing we do. You run away from your problems, you run away from your anxieties, and you run away from your neighbor, your fears, and the
problem is that you're carrying them with you. They're the only luggage that you can't let go or get lost on an in an airplane is always with you. So you run your on your run, you find that it's right there. Every time you go there, I'm still feeling there's nowhere to go. There's nowhere to go. However, if you were to find a certain degree of fulfillment, if you learn to purify, if you understood what he was a key and means, then you can be at peace with yourself. You can be at peace with simple things at peace with just knowing that He is Allah in that you are his servant. And that you are here because there's a potential that is seen in you. And there's something for you to do.
And that is a pathway of, of service and selflessness that will lead to something that you do not even have the ability to start to comprehend to begin with. That brings a lot of that allows people to function in a certain way. It gives you the ability to be humble, it gives you the ability to be compassionate, and to be truthful, and to be honest, and to be patient to be persevere and to show grit. But without that you're just you're sitting you're on a raft in the midst of a storm. And it's just you and your luck, whatever it would have how angry this he is that day.
There's a key this is the third pillar of wisdoms about email and asset and Islam right. Why is that sign always forgotten about? Why do we? Why do we talk a lot about Islam. Here's here's how to pray, how to do this, how to do that, which is important, I don't lessen the importance of this, only an insane person would decrease the importance of these things. Of course, they're important. You have to know even after email, you have to know Allah subhanaw taala. And know what you believe in what your theology is, what your worldview is, I understand the universe, like how you understand your role in supporting, but then you have there's a piece of this other piece, there's that piece
these these simple questions.
Why you don't get up for failure?
Why don't you wake up professional? Well,
try and make an argument. And then listen to how stupid it sounds.
And listen to how ridiculous what you're saying is, you just listen to it. Listen to it, from my perspective. Imagine an alien landing in a UFO and walking in here. And then asking you questions about your life. They say, Well, why why don't you do this? And you explain?
I don't know. I can't seem to figure out the time. I'm
lazy and tired. I give some answer he looks at you. What do you mean, they don't understand this, some creature doesn't understand these words that we made up
to cover up the the fact that we just don't want to do things, that there's a being on the inside that doesn't want to do what's not in its best interest as understood by it as understood by yourself. And it's holding on to the steering wheel and you're in the passenger seat.
You're in the passenger seat heavy, every once in a while you will reach out and you know, give it a little bit of a give this thing a dragon one way to get it moving a little bit. But it's you're not in full control. If you were then whatever it is that you wanted to do, you would do.
Whatever it is you didn't want to do, you wouldn't do.
If you saw something, this was the right thing to do, then you would do it immediately. If this was the wrong thing to do, and you stopped doing that immediately. That's how you would live your life. And that will be much easier for you and for me for everyone. But that isn't how it is. And we struggle with tasks that we have full control over doing or not doing. We're not being coerced, no one's holding a gun. And it's not that we're trying to get somewhere we can't
start like you're not studying because you can't make it to school. Or there's a
military in front of the windows not allowing you into access to books. You're not studying because why? You can read? No, I can read? Can you understand? Yes, I can understand. Is it important to me? Yes, it is. Well, the why you're doing it? I don't know. I don't feel like it. You know those answers those beautiful answers to the amazing so that we don't feel like it. What does that mean? Have you ever analyzed that? What does that even mean? Does that have a meaning to what you mean? You don't feel it does actually but you just don't? I don't feel like it very good. So are you saying that you only do things that you feel like doing that means what you do is not based on value
principle. importance and need is based on whim. But whose whim? Is it your whim? Is it really your whim?
Is it really yours? It's fine. You think? Is it really yours? Because it really isn't yours then when you're thinking about like no I really want to be knowledge
But that's my whim, I want to I want to know things might be successful. That's your whim. That's actually your whim, that what is this other thing that doesn't want to do any of that?
That has a different desire altogether? What is that? That's the neffs. That's right. It's part of who you are when the royal hand of body combined, something was born, makes you very unique. There's another one inside of you're not schizophrenic. And you're not bipolar, you're just a person who has there's an emphasis on the insight that as opinions, want certain things and doesn't want other things and as whims and desires and has a lot of say, apparently, and the decisions that you make, has a lot of state has a lot to pull, sometimes in kind of monster where you have no ability to stand up to it at all. You have no ability to say no, it completely runs the show. People who lose
their temper and do things they would never do people who are extremely jealous people who gossip and say bad things about others when they get upset, because you wouldn't do it. If I sat you down later or before and asked you would you do this? And you said, No, it's wrong, and you shouldn't do it. But then why don't you do it? And then you say something like, I lost my temper. What does that mean? Explain. Explain to me, what does that even mean? Explain it. There's no meaning for it. It's just a term we made up so that we don't have to deal with the fact that we have not, we don't we don't understand ourselves. And we're not dealing with our own problems. And we're not taking
control of our lives and our behaviors and our decisions. That's what he's a key. Right? That's what it is.
Telling me that's important to us.
What within a deal. Is that not important for people to learn? I don't know what else is. I don't understand it. This is not important than what else is. I think a lot of our problems is unknown, but comes from this was completely thrown in the backseat.
It was the stroke was put in the backseat and forgotten about just let go of it. And we thought somehow it was just going to work on its own.
Well, news alert, it doesn't.
Number three are you are Lemo multitap. He teaches them the rules of the book, the laws, what are the values and the principles and the practices? What are the laws, what are the do's and the don'ts. Very important, where the lines show me where the red lines are. So I don't cross them your limo monkey tab. The GitHub is basically the message that gives you all of these laws. Mossadegh said about his law to his people ACLs and but his law to his people, every profit brought the law explained the profit. It sounds dumb, but his law, here's here's what it is, it's haram to do this, it's haram to do that. Not an infinite number of things. But there's a number of them, there's a
couple of stuff that you can do. And a couple of things that you absolutely have to do. You have to basica you have to you have to take care of your parents,
you cannot go around lying. The ends do not justify the means. Right.
These are these are the law. This is the law. And then that was easy, I think is probably the most straightforward of all because what we spend most of our time doing, it's not the first two unfortunately, which are more important to my opinion.
Then hikma Wiley Mukhisa he is the victim and the Heckman Atmos wisdom of how to practice all of these things. The role modeling piece, you need the role modeling piece, who is going to show you how to do it. Theory is nice. But theory stops at a certain point and it stops. If it doesn't work anymore. It's not it's not impactful, because you need to see it or you need the wisdom. He is someone who has the wisdom to show you how these things are going to be practiced. And when you start to assume that he was he was for us, and people who take on what we're doing how to be able to role model, the moment you will sit in a spot like this. You are immediately held to a standard that
is not reasonable anymore. It really isn't. You're no longer a human being. You can't you can't be human you have to jump you have to you're held to a standard that is beyond human. The smallest mistake that's it ruins anything that you can do. We are told this upfront. We are told this the moment you're finished you're or you're halfway through your studies or you're coming to a point where you're required to sit and start offering lessons or lectures, you'll do it by the shoe. You are now carrying the legacy of profits you are held to their standards. You are not like them.
You are not their level, obviously at all, but you will be held to their standards. Because that's how this was. hikma is something that is pursued hikma here is that was how to do it. I explained to you so if I don't do it in front of you and show you how it needs to be done and how it needs, how it all comes together. How the peace of knowing God and having dusky and knowing the rulings how they all come together and then the turn into an actual solar with all the details that surrounded then you're not going to figure that out by yourself.
etc etc. So in everything else that works in life, the provider yourselves now for those of you I didn't look it up and the wisdom of how and when to practice what how to do the things that he's talking about? Because I can talk about honesty for an hour but then you need to be able to see how does that manifest itself like how does how do you personify this this concept?
At this value in life, where are the exceptions? Where were there? No exceptions?
Yes, you have to say that. But they need the wisdom of when, and how and to whom? That's all important.
How can you needs to be said, but there's a way to say it. There's someone to say due because of time for it. It comes from specific individuals. All those details matter. If you don't have the wisdom to do it that way, then you end up not doing it well. Or it doesn't serve His purpose or ends up actually, there's backlash.
Because you didn't do it. Well, it defeats actually the purpose of singing to begin with. The vice same thing is a time to give advice as a way to give advice or people there are things to give advice about there's people you can give advice to there are people who can give advice and others who aren't ready yet. If you don't understand that, that the Hekima the wisdom how to do it, then you give advice and it backfires. it backfires doesn't work. The person who was supposed to benefit from what you had to say is now going to actually be be harmed and repelled by something that should have worked for them.
Why do you think we have we have extremism? Extremism in our deen comes from lack of hikma lack of role modeling?
Who Who are your teachers?
When you pick up the gun and shot the Muslim who told you show me your lineage? Show me the show me the chain of transmission of knowledge that told you that that was okay, show me show me your share who to who twist you have told him that was okay to do and count it back to any credible human being? Show. They don't have it. There's no role modeling. You can't be learned. Like this is a book of course we're going to study but no, it doesn't come as a book.
It's not a book off the shelf here. Read No, it comes with the legacy of scholarship of knowledge of people who learned it from other people who learned it from other people who was role model to them by other people going to tracing back to the tabby am tracing back to the Sahaba tracing back to him. So Allah who it was like this elementary main, yes, there are different ways of doing it. It's not identical, but extremely important, very central in this story.
How else are you going to have the wisdom?
To know how to practice this type you can read it just read from a book you have no context, where's the context? You need context for this? The Quran was not centered. Some people said there's a book that will be different story by the way, it will be bullets, bullet points will be chapter one.
Section A bullet point one point 1.1. And then one point 1.2. That's how the client would be. There'll be no it will be given to him on a Saturday from the first day in the guard era era. It is go. No, it wasn't done that way. for over 23 years it was given to him and he sorted through his life through in the context of his being conscious of his existence out of his thoughts. So you need that existence. You need his life. You need the conscious and people who saw it. People who watch the people who will learn from you need him I just wanted to show you his attempt to practicing it where it went perfectly right and where Allah subhanaw taala tweaked it for having explained
something to him. Ross you don't what are we doing? That is the purpose of profits being sent. Here's the four things, they tell you who God is, so you know exactly why you're obeying and who it is you're obeying. And they help you figure out you know, no, God All right now No, you use a cane No, you know God and no, you need to know but if you don't know Allah, I don't know who you are, then there's no point of us doing this is a waste of time. Now you know, Allah and you know yourself, here are the rules, and here's how you're going to practice them. And that's it. It's as simple as that. We're encouraging women to move and indeed prior to this they were in clear
Well, what do you mean whom I'm gonna help him be him? Well, when ice hockey when he sent this not just to the mean, not just to those who are the illiterate Dotto, but as Medina minimum others amongst them,
that might have will be and have not joined yet other nations that have not heard about it yet to come along soon. They will join this very soon. And they did. Right now we sit here there's over 20 nationalities sitting in this room.
They joined they were all a part of this to begin with. But it had to come with some language and had to come to somebody. So it was Muhammad Allah Allah Muhammad Salah Hollywood, it was Chris Sullivan, it wasn't the language of the arabinoxylan but everyone's the Why him? Well, when I see some hacking Allah fanboy he is the most wise leave that piece to him. That he can felt that Allah He d him and yet that is the bounty of Allah He gives it to him He wills Allah who will totally love him and Allah is the One A great bounty
or clear bounty, right? So that's what it is what we
talked about up to two weeks ago. My quick recap is a very quick but that was my recap. So let's start in sha Allah with idea number five. I'm trying to make it to the end of the page. If I if I'm possible, then we'll leave that last piece to
maybe a month and a half after Ramadan unless we ended up having a townhouse whether it's townhouse facing next week. townhouse I don't know. Whether the finish
is it finished like
until the finish I actually already finished before this.
Alright, yeah. All right. Well, if I find it boring, I'll just start the Halacha and they can go do something if it's not working. We'll just do the Halacha instead. Alright, we'll start at number five Michel. Was he Nina che on your Raji?
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This second second section in the Surah is going to talk to us about this relationship of leadership by giving us a little bit of a insight on some of the things that happened with Al Kitab. Those who carry the Torah, this is very common in the Quran, these verses in the Quran that talk about Ilya who would talk about keytab.
Their purpose is for us to learn from the lessons that the that they learn the lessons that their stories carried. Meaning these verses have never been of the goal to say Look how bad they were, you know how what losers are going to do. The goal of these stories is that we don't replicate the bad pieces, and that we learn and to follow the good ones because not all the stories about but it's about eat and about only keto or negative. Some of them or not, some of them are actually quite positive. Allah Subhanallah talk sometimes highly of them.
For Berliner, whom Allah Allah, me May speaks about when he is like that they were chosen, and they were given any
advantage over over almost everyone else. And they stood by musante left when they stood up in front of her own and, and then they ended they fought with Deadwood. So their stories in the Quran, talk about good things they did, that talks about mistakes that they made. And the point of all this is because you're carrying the baton after them like you're the one who was carrying the message of Allah subhanaw taala in sequence or in succession of them, that you have to make sure that you don't make the mistakes of all those who came before you. And if you do, then it's what a waste of time like what is this all in thing you have to make sure you learn. So these verses in the Quran are not
to chastise al Kitab. It's not to say Look how there is so that we don't do the same thing. If you can just learn that from me. If you If you take nothing else from me all you're like that, that's that take that, because that allows you to read the Quran and benefit from the majority of what he's saying because a lot of the Quran talks about when he was talking a lot of it does. There's it goes up sometimes to 20%, like almost almost a fifth of the verses in the Quran talking about stories of bunnies like the mistakes they made, things they did. And the persecution, they underwent the perseverance they showed. And these stories are so that we learn so that we don't make the same
mistakes. And we follow in the footsteps when they did good things. So that's why these stories existed in the Quran. And if sort of the gym is talking about leadership, and it's called lose your mind, because that's how it's been established for us. The first people saying Allah subhana is the leader, here are his attributes of names. Here's what your leaders should be teaching you. Here's what Muhammad Ali used to have some sort of life. So he was sent to teach you here, the four things every time he gets on that end, but it speaks to you. He's doing one of four things, either he's telling you who God is, or he's helping you purify yourself, or he's teaching you the law, what the
law is, or he's showing you how to practice it. And one of those four things, and why that's important. I'll tell you why that's important. Because knowledge that is being conveyed, that does not help serve a purpose of functionality is a waste of time. knowledge that is conveyed has to be a piece of knowledge that is either going to get you closer to Allah by helping you understand Allah subhanaw taala more profoundly, or help you understand yourself more profoundly. So you can make some changes or give you a practice within the Kitab that is meaningful Allah that you have to adhere by, that's a red line that's problematic, or showing you how to do it so that you don't mess
up the actual essence of the ruling. But if I go ahead and talk to you about something, there's a lot of information that can be conveyed just for the sake of conveying information. Just, there's a lot of knowledge. I can tell you stories that don't do any of these things, but they're fun. They're enjoyable. You do that all the time. You want to do 2 billion short stuff. Yes. It's just no information.
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A Sahara and snake. How to something somebody Completely? Completely how to survive the apocalypse in Alaska? And how to build an igloo? How? Who, When are you ever going to need this? What are you What is this going to be important to you in your life, you're hearing about information that's completely useless to us information. Be very picky by this. By the way, it's very soon, if you're young, you're if you're old, you know what I'm talking about. You're young, you're gonna find very soon that is, oh, my only so much space up here. So you can only put so many things before everything starts to fall out. So you have to be really careful what what is worth keeping here and
when it's just not worth listening to all at all. And when people come to massage it and attend your mas, and find that the information is being that's being given is not helping them change their behavior. They're not knowing God better, they are not understanding themselves more, they are not learning how to follow the law better. They don't understand the wisdom of why things are happening, why they should be doing them and how they should be doing them, then they lose interest, they lose interest, get it becomes a little bit redundant, or become something that's just just there as a cliche, just repeating the same stuff, and everyone's just about that.
But that's why we sent So in that spirit, he's going to tell us a story about money. It's about Matthew living in a home middle Toronto, the example of those who were asked to carry the tour home, you know, it was put upon them, they were burdened with it. You can use the word burden. They were burdened with the total here. Here's the Total Home meter with della doesn't say who did it. It's loved. It is Allah subhanaw taala. But it was left out why? Because it doesn't it doesn't matter. That's not the point.
The point of his is not to say the Lord gave it to you and you messed it up. No, the point is the fact that they carried the Torah. Hellmuth Raja thumb Mullah Muhammad with the point is the humble piece here. That's why he repeats it again in a different
in a different derivative. So homeo Torah they were burdened to carry the Torah, somewhat Emmylou but they didn't really carry it
meaning they they took the book,
the carry the book, but he didn't really carry it
didn't understand was in it
was the most dangerous person in the world who adheres to one book that they've never read.
That was dangerous person in the world is someone who adheres to a book they never read. helped me with Dora, they were burdened with the task of carrying the Delta to Miami Aloha. They held the book, they put it on the shelf. They hung it from the little thing in their car. They hide it as an app on their phone. They had a nice big picture and on the wall that I mucked about with five or six of them in different languages and all that stuff. They play it on here when when their loved ones pass or pass away and in the background. Oh, that they did all that for millennia coming through but then I feel like you didn't really carry it.
Can Mr. Yakima go as far there example example, the donkey was carrying as far as Siver Civilis book
cifre is a book,
a platelet or a tablet that has information on it, that's where the SIFMA is. That's why if you go to the New Testament and look at the translation in Arabic, or the Old Testament, if I see for this and stuff like that, that you find is not as severe as in zero syphilis as in a book or a content of knowledge, a content of of information.
Contained in HEMA, yeah, can we go as follows. The donkey is carrying? Yes, well, he's carrying the knowledge. But he really
like figuratively, actually, in essence, he's carrying it but not really. Like he has it. He doesn't understand a word of it. He does not have the ability to practice any of it. He doesn't appreciate the beauty of it. But he carries it. And this is the example I was giving. Yeah, you can carry the Torah. You can carry the Quran. You can totally have the Quran here.
But you can just be like a donkey carrying a book.
Because you don't understand a word. You didn't actually understand what's in it. And that's the problem that is on the leadership of a community. That's their mistake. Because people will come and they'll attend. They'll listen to people who are conveying don't do it. Well then the others will have the Quran they'll be yes we love the Quran. Yes, the point is, anybody don't know what's in it. So they can't really implement it. See, you can't implement something you understand. You can't personify a law that you don't comprehend. You can't practice it. When when I show the law I know was asked him Hadith Islam was something that Muhammad and others
she was asked, I need
Kiva Cana hula hula Rasulillah what are the iterations? How was the ethics or the character the profound ease and oh Robin is debate is asking her because I'm not gonna tell Quran why you didn't read the Quran kind of Bella you know, I did call it who a duck.
That's what it was. It was the Quran. So Allah is always mean just walking on earth. You had the book and another person
And then if that's not the case, if we don't produce that, like if we don't, if we don't get people closer in vicinity like we go from 10% to 20, and 20 to 30 people are taking steps towards be understanding the point and more depth. Being able to practice it when it matters, figuring out where the moments are, where they're going to have to go back to the laws and the values and the principles, the Maxim's that the Quran explained and hold themselves to this ethical standard of Aquinas trying to enforce then chemical Mariamman was Farah. Big semester we'll call me Latina because the big law what a horrible example is a group of people who because there will be a Atilla.
It's an interesting choice of words here.
That Zeb is to turn your back on something that is most likely to you correct. The cover is disbelief. It's a very it's a blanket word that can be used for almost anyone who's just not Muslim, right? It takes the waiter Yama is Elon Musk has been and because it's all based on the Quran, again, differentiate between gopher and tech D, because they're very different. Extreme is when, as far as you can tell, this is the right thing to do. But for whatever reason, you're deciding not to use not doing it, like you're turning your back on it, even though it seems you know, is the correct thing. Like, as far as your knowledge goes, right now, a seems to be the correct answer, but you're
not using it for whatever reason, whatever personal reason that you have, but you know, it is and COVID may not be the case someone may be Gopher, they don't know A is correct, that they actually think B is correct, and they just don't know or they can't they didn't come to that conclusion or it wasn't presented to them in a proper way. I don't know there's a million possibilities of why they made didn't miss why they may not have accepted something but leave means specifically that they looked at a and it made sense to them, but they just didn't want to choose it they had some personal reason for it. And that's like a big problem in the Quran. Huge problem that if you come to a
conclusion that that's the right thing and you still don't do it well Why Why would something makes sense to you not do it there's something wrong and that means you're so what he says here send methyl calm this is the worst pizza is is basically to chastise a group or someone user A Bitsa based module is chastising a man Yeah. Mandala is the opposite to yours. You can you're saying something you're applauding them or offering them some next word. So BSM, etheral calm meaning what a horrible example of the people Alladhina who cuz there will be a Atilla will turn their backs to the Signs of God into the into the teachings of Allah.
Because really, when you are carrying this, but not really reading it, that is what you're doing.
And this is what he's explaining to us the power to Island. That's why there's wala hula, yeah, deal, polo volume. And Allah, Allah does not guide people who choose to be oppressors. Because it's an act of oppression. Here's the book, you have it, you carry it. All right, now carry it.
You actually have to carry, you actually have to open this thing and read multiple times, and learn what it is that it's teaching. So you can hold yourself to it. You can hear to the to the to the Kitab and to the hikma that it carries within it? And if you don't, if we choose not to, then commercially himari. Midwest fellow, we're just walking, we have the book.
That's what we do. It's amazing. You don't want Muslims. It's amazing. It's the best book, it's the word of God.
How much How well do you know it?
Because you talking to a non Muslim? And you're asking them to come get it? How well do you know what this says?
Have you read the whole thing once at least and understood the basic meaning of it? And
you if you haven't, then he says it's a matter of Oh, and let you know, because there will be you turn your back on it because it's just a matter of good. It's actually even worse, actually worse if he if you didn't carry it at all, probably better. Because that way your behavior will reflect the nothingness that you carry. Like if I'm if I don't believe in it, they're not carrying it, then my behavior just reflects the nothingness that I carry. If I carry this, and then I don't read it and I behave however I want, then my how I'm carrying it, my behavior should reflect what's in it, but it's not it makes it even worse. Let's dig deep.
That is saying something believing is probably right and still just not. That's an act of oppression.
And is the example he gives and that's what you end up with an ummah, when you don't have proper leadership. If you don't have proper education, when the people who are should be doing the job who should be leading the way, don't do the right job. Don't do it properly. That's what you end up having. You end up having a community, a society and illumination of people who don't know what it is that they believe in. They don't understand it. They don't comprehend it so they can't follow it. So yes, they have their book in every corner of their homes and they hang it everywhere and but they don't understand it so they don't follow it. So we have an OMA that is fully superstitious, that OMA
that believes and made up stories and OMA that that is completely encompassed by thoughts that have no basis
In Allah subhanaw taala book or in any form of logic or rationale, and we just become a group of people that follow our culture or our norms, and we try to make Islam seeing that it's our culture and norms so that we can just continue to do it and give it some religious validity. Give us some divine protection so that we can just continue to do it. That's what you end up with. And that's the example I gave her hip it's a very you know, talk about what a heavy example he doesn't use it a lot supine with that in the Quran, right? Where he equates people in analogies, we are similes where he equates people to to animals doesn't happen a lot if you type in the Quran, without an army, but
those who are completely indifferent to everything just like there are any animals there were because animals have no choice they're indifferent because they don't they don't comprehend but humans do care materials can be damaged Allah yella auto coil has another example someone who was given the versus the teachings of Allah and then turned his back but you're gonna find is that all of them have the same thread
all of the examples of Allah's only talking about human beings and saying this is like they're like animals here is the same thread someone who was given and chose not to read or learn
so obviously indifference they learn but they just don't want to look it's there they can read it but you don't really know the long pullover life Pomona behind
other letters and you don't want to you don't want to
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is a harsh one.
You have to read the Quran to see do we have a lot of harsh examples like that? And the answer is no out of 6632 verses you're gonna find maybe four
that do this it's a pretty small percentage This is one of them
uses the harsh language here because that it's such a loss it's such a loss of opportunity you have the ability to understand to comprehend to learn you didn't
but that comes back to lack of that leadership lack of direction lack of proper education alright repeating what we're saying shoulder to versus afterwards hopefully we have enough time to pick it
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So is the is the concept, regardless of the Linguistics of it's not important, right for this specific example that I'm going to recite for you in xantham. And I can only only learn him in dune as if you claim in zamzam. And not only that you are the allies of Allah mean dune in us, aside from everyone else mean, vitamin I will note then ask for depth in quantum Saudi opinion, if you truly believe that this here is an extremely important concept that we should we should take time to think about because it's talked about in the Quran a couple of times, I think, yeah, who won the surah? Right now I've been out Allah He, well, I hit but who qualified he might be the new become Belen,
Tomba, Shalom Mim and Halaqaat. Now again, if you understand what this what we're studying here,
as this example is for us not to fall into the same problem, meaning pointing out, you know, how do you made a mistake there, you should not have claimed that, then we can learn from this lesson very well. If any group starts to feel that by merit of being within that group, that they are preferred by Allah subhanaw taala, or that somehow they are, they have an advantage just by being there. Or that Allah, Allah loves them more, or that they are going to be safe on the Day of Judgment, just because they're a part of this group, then that's a big problem. They are who did it first, then Asana did it second. And now we're being told in the Quran to be very careful of doing that. You
adhere to Islam, because Allah Subhana Allah commanded us to, and if you make it as far as to adhere to what Allah subhanaw was teaching in the Quran is because Allah subhanaw taala was bestowed a blessing upon you, that you will spend the rest of your life trying to show gratitude for and we'll fail to do so. Because it's the biggest bounty that you will ever walk away with is finding Islam and knowing what it is, at some point, you start feeling that you have an advantage over others, or that you're more important than other groups where that you can afford not to have to do what everyone else is doing, then ask for death. Because if you're sure about it, then you will, then
death is better for you than life. If you are sure 100% that you have done well and that you are going to be your favored, then you just die because you can go up and you're gonna enjoy it. You're gonna because everything is the better afterwards Anyways, if you are certain, but you are not. No one is, no one can be they couldn't be and we can't be either. No one can be certain of this. This is something that we have no ability to point to and say that was good. No, I don't know what I am unknown or whoever then they will never, they will never wish for that for the market demand ad based on what they put forward. But their hands put for me what they did in their lives, what they
put forward with the actions that they made. Allahu Allah Mundo volume, and Allah subhanaw taala isn't all of us know is the omniscient and he knows of all those who oppress themselves and others. But I will say this in that motel that the two of you have ruined, I mean, who indeed death. Now you continue to run away from
for in the womb, welcome. It's, it's waiting for you at your destination.
You're running away from it, only to run right into it.
You run away, and it's waiting for you on the other side, without pico louka met halfway or met on the way, right. So if you're rolling, someone's running away, they know multicom You're running away from it over here, but it's actually right there. So much we're not doing and after that you will be sent back Darlene LaVey was shahada to the one who knows all that which is unseen leap. And all that which is seen as shed for you in a beautiful Combi my quantum tan balloon that he will inform you of all that which you didn't inform you is as in inform you of the value
the merits of what it is that you did, because you know what you did? Most people at least do? So you already knew know what you did, but you don't know the value of it. You're not sure? Is this good? Is it bad? Does it have weight? Does it not? Is there merit to it? Is there not? You just don't know that piece? So that's what he tells you. You're looking at Mr. piloti? Why is this piece here? Why is that piece here? Because one of the most important things that we have to remember
is that there is no advantage or favor. And just by by just being on his own No, this is anything puts upon you more responsibility. It's when we start feeling that we are good, we are safe, others aren't because they're gonna fall and they don't know what they're doing. And we're Muslim, then the amount of effort we put in drops, then the
the caution or the conscience, the caution that we show in terms of the rules of Allah subhanaw taala drops, and the health.
The attentiveness that we show in trying to learn what Allah subhanaw taala is explaining becomes less like all of that starts to drop because you don't feel like you have to anymore. If you're guaranteed here's here's here's a piece of management that they talked about that
if you have an intern, and you tell them before their internship ends that they're hired, they change in behavior, so don't tell them too early before their internship was done.
Unless you're gonna hire them right then and there, if you're gonna, they're gonna finish their internship, they're gonna go there, and then they're gonna start their job. Don't tell them too early before it ends, because the moment they know they're hired, they sit back and the productivity drops. And this is all across the board. I know this because they talked about this in medicine, flood happens a lot of medicine. So you have to the the hold those cards close, because the moment you know that you're safe, that you made it, that you've been accepted that you are now going to be you'd be working there, you're then you stop your your your degree of attentiveness of caring drops.
So let's think exam time. If you believe you're saying that you're better than everyone, you're fine, then go ahead, ask for death. Just go towards death. Because what there's no point why would you stick around if you're guaranteed that the other side is better than the one that you're in, but isn't guaranteed and you know it? You know it. That's why no one will ever hope for death, because they can't.
But it will find it will catch up with you. You run away from it, and it'll meet you on the other side, no matter what you do.
is the piece of the puzzle that needs to exist in order for the relationship amongst leadership, and the community as Muslims to work.
The reminder, the vivid reminder of mortality, the vivid reminder of the fact that we will all move on it is that we will make sure that we hold ourselves to certain standards. It's only that because all every human being has the ability to live life, as if it doesn't end even though they are 100% Sure it does. We have this very, this is a very, very impressive, very impressive skill. We have the ability to live life as if it doesn't. And even though we know the only constant we have the only thing we're sure of it, it will. And once that is changed once that peace exist when we all remember our mortality, we remember judgment to remember that we are going to be held accountable and when I
say I am more cautious about and what you will hear and how you deal with it, you'll become more cautious about it because I'm responsible for the words coming out of my mouth. Just like you're responsible for the words that you're coming into your ear. And that piece is central in order for this whole thing to work out and with that in sha Allah will continue what's left us with your mom after Ramadan. Unless next week's Town Hall is boring then I'll catch Khalid Soto and off and we'll just do this instead. But otherwise inshallah Allah will was because we'll have inshallah two sessions out