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Tafseer Surat AlSaba #04
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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So you're excited up to
17 from students.
And today inshallah we'll continue
from where we left off with the law Tada. Now
when I told the story of Saba last time,
it seemed as if the story was almost over. So meaning the point was made, the comparison was was was fulfilled, partially.
But there is still there's still two more verses that are talking about this story. There's still two more points that Allah Subhan does want to make regarding regarding the people of Sabah, remember that sort of Saba is talking about the concept of obedience or submission, or followship of Allah subhanaw taala, following his orders, obedience, submission to everything he says, it's, it's falling in the footsteps of sort of, continue to do that unto the Zoomer. But the angle here is different. The angle here is that of a social one. It's looking at societies and civilizations, and how obedience and submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala is also important for societies not just for
individuals, not just for people, it's also for groups.
And the importance of submission or the form of submission that societies show Allah subhanaw taala is quite different than the form of submission that individuals show, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, it's not the same thing. To them. It's not the same, and it's quite different. So the forms of submission that we show as individuals in our lives vary, but the forms of submission that societies show is pretty much very similar. It's a couple of points that are almost the same. And that's what the sutra kind of talks about. And it brings that up right off the bat right in the beginning. Within the introduction, it goes to a number of points. And then it opens a comparison and tells you two
stories, two opposite story, the stories you've dealt with and Sulaiman as two civilizations and societies that had all the components of thriving, and they submitted to Allah subhanaw taala, and that God granted them continuity, and grant them prosperity and fruition for a very long time. On the other side, you had Saba, who also had all the elements and components of thriving and prosperity. However they were missing, they were missing the point of submission to Allah subhana wa, tada. Well, you're probably thinking, Well, what is what is submission? To Allah? subhanaw taala look like in the form of society? Does it have a specific it does have a certain nature? Does it
look a certain way it does. And it came up in the first story, and it came from the second story, the first story
and two words, the first time they were told why money will Saudi use what you have use what you were given for the betterness of everything for the betterment for good. That was the first one, the second one and Buddha chakra was showing, showing gratitude societies that will thrive societies that Saudis that submit to Allah Subhanallah obey Allah subhanaw. They'll do that through using what they have for goodness of others. And they'll do it through showing gratitude by giving back by not being wasteful by not harming others with what they have. That's how you show gratitude. You don't harm someone with what you were given. You don't waste it, and you give back to those who don't have
what you have. That's how gratitude and thankfulness is shown as a society. So that was for that wasn't today, man, that was clear. And there was a couple of points that we made when we read that story, which is important. But when we look at the opposite story, which was the story of Saba, the existed at the same time, just in a different part of the land not too far away, 1000 kilometers to the south of where three men would rally Masato Sudan, in Yemen, the house they also had all the components and elements of prosperity, they will also they were also very powerful and they had equity and the quality and the hand, Social
Security and they had technology and they had warfare and they had everything that they needed in order for them to thrive, but they missed that one point. They didn't have that element of submission to Allah subhanaw taala that was going to show itself in sugar again, that's why you find in the beginning kuruma respiro become Washko ruler. They were told at the beginning when I talked about how Sabha female skinny him where they lived, there is a sign of His greatness and where they lived. There was so much prosperity with
the land they lived on was so rich, and it was so generous and it gave them everything they need build it on top of afford a beautiful country and a very forgiving Lord for sins but Coronavirus cannot become eat from what he gave you watch guru show and show gratitude for out I'll do they turn their backs to that though so now EMC look at me well but don't know whom we joined the team and they're teeny they weren't equally and humbling with in Washington material. They turned their back so Allah subhanaw taala sent upon them upon them a flood the flood of item
that replaced the two large orchards that they had meaning they had two orchards and the idea of tortures me that they're surrounded from both sides from both sides is just as green wherever you look in those two
Yep, huge pieces of land that were green and that were generous were substituted with also two pieces of land he didn't lose the land is the land stopped giving now they had with with
equal income, meaning what the the earth started growing trees that gave bitter fruit and trees that didn't have fruit at all, where she immensely didn't clean and some trees are evergreen, but the numbers were low when they didn't have fruit either. So they didn't lose the land, he didn't lose the green, what did they lose?
The Monica is gone right. And of course, there's going to be reiterated again in the suit and just sucio the Quran is very consistent with the ideas that he could just say, Now whom be Makkah photo, this, how we reward this, how we treated them. This is what this was there, the consequences they got for their coup for the Cofer. He doesn't mean lack of iman go for here means refusal to be grateful. The concept of cover in its essence is for you not to want to identify with a blessing, meaning you don't recognize a blessing there's a call for is how did Khufu become the opposite of iman. Because when you refuse to recognize the greatest blessing of all, which is life, meaning you
refuse to accept that life is a blessing from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, she would say he didn't create me, then that's what becomes the opposite of iman. So comfort is a simple concept. It's just I don't want it. I don't recognize this as a blessing. You gave me something No, you didn't. You have no further over me for giving it to me, me, I don't owe you anything you didn't do it. It just keeps on going up until you hit the biggest blessing of our life or Islam. And you refuse to recognize as those two things as something that came from Allah subhanaw taala. And it turns it turns Cofer from just refusal of blessing to actual disbelief altogether. So here, it's talking about kapow, as a
concept of them not wanting to show great gratitude, while New Jersey indica for and do we punish anyone besides someone who refuses to be grateful, no one gets punished. Besides that.
Any bad thing happens to you in your life. It's not a punishment, unless you lived a life of no gratitude at all. And even in that case, it was a temporary punishment to so you could dodge the bullet of the long term punishment coming later, no milk. So really nothing and duniya is a long term punishment. It's only a punishment, if you react to it in a way that turns it into a punishment, everything else, everything that happens to you can be a blessing, if you just react to it in a proper way. And even if it was intended as a punishment, because you did something wrong, you deserve to be woken up, you deserve a little slap to kind of wake you up for what you were
doing. It's only a punishment if you refuse to awaken, if you do what they did here.
So this is the this is the exact story. This is the society's function like that, by the ways. And I think the fact that Allah subhanaw taala brings this into late through talking about societies or individuals is a very important point that societies can can function like that societies have that that trend, have that bad nature, that when things don't go their way they become very, the HELOC or last.
Good Behavior is good behavior and values and integrity is gone. When you don't get when societies don't get their way that is a that's a very scary thing to see. It's very scary thing to witness. And that's why you we all have to watch the way we behave. It's very important. You can follow the rules. If you just follow the rules when things are going well. And you stop at the red light and you let someone in front of you. And you open hold the door for people only when things are going well. And when they're not going well. You stop caring, and you're going to charge ahead and you just make sure you get it. That's a scary that's a scary thing that tells us that something's wrong,
that you were doing it for the wrong reason to begin with your understanding of why you were being someone who was kind why you were being someone who was selfless why you were following the rules and beings and participating positively to the society that you lived in was for the wrong reason. You only did it because you got your way. So now when you don't get your way you've stopped doing it. That's that's problematic. And this is what the example here comes. See when everything was going well for them. They were happy. They were prosperous country. They didn't show sugar to Allah subhanaw taala. But they were happy. And then that was taken away. And they were punished for their
lack of gratitude for right. So what happened then? Did they wake up by society, they become better? Did he improve? They say, Okay, we were wrong. You find a lot of examples like that in the Quran, people who, who will be, you know, given a little
thrown a curveball, and then they wake up and figure out Yeah, we were wrong. We should we shouldn't have done that. And we should now try and fix it again, like the three young men, right when they went and they want to take all the fruit from their father for their father's orchard when he died and sell it. When it all happened. They they they recognize he made a mistake. And after they lost the orchard after the order was burnt to the ground. They regretted what they did. They said Yeah, we were wrong. It's our fault. You shouldn't start like dandy and they make Toba and there's a lot of examples like that, but the people have had a different trend. And this is very scary. It's very
And that we recognize, because I can see so many parallels of what, what this story tells in our own lives. It's not even funny, it's actually very scary. You can see the same parallels. You don't get what you wait, get your way. It's not going away, you're not getting what you want. You're not fulfilled, you don't feel like you're, how do you behave? You still follow the rules? Are you still a good person? Is your integrity still in pain? tact? Are you still ethically impeccable? What's going on? Or is it just a matter of time, before you lose your ethics as well, because things stop going, it's easy to be a good person, when you're wealthy, it's easy to be a good person when you're
healthy. It's easy to be a good person when you're not under stress, and not in difficult times. But it's but that's not submission. And that's not what Allah Subhanallah is looking for. And this is why this came here in sort of Sabha and the comparison of two groups. comparison of the two groups already say a number 18 and 19. And you'll see how after they were punished for not showing gratitude this is the form of submission societies have is gratitude is using what you have for the good of others and yourself and not wasting and not using it for harm. That's how society is supposed to show submission. And they don't do it for game. That is the point. We don't do it for
game we do it for the sake of Allah so hundreds of difference. You can you can stand by other communities that are in need. If you feel there's gain, meaning you're gonna take you get something in return. But Allah is saying that you do it. Shoko out of out of gratitude to himself doesn't have does not doesn't have to be any gain. Just do it for the sake of Allah Subhanallah you're not waiting for something to come back in return. And that's the difference between a Muslim society a submissive society, a society that follows the word of Allah subhanaw taala obeys Allah, society that doesn't. It's very simple. And if you want to look at the eye, when you look at World Politics
and International Politics, the politics are the most dirty, dirty thing you'll you'll ever see in your life, the dirtiest things, the biggest river exists on an international level, the biggest rip offs and enslavement and it happens on an international level. No, no, no, no, no, it was personal one, you're worried about the car loans and house loans go go see what happens happening between countries, go look at what countries are doing. And understand that countries that are in debt, but are taking money anyway, so that their people can live luxurious lives, and they'll never gonna pay it back and other countries are starving, you understand that the wealth of this country has not its
wealth. They don't really own this, it's not theirs to begin with. They shouldn't have it. And others are just are just swimming in debt. And we're talking about
the levels of countries and societies on individuals. When a country's swimming, swimming in debt, that's a different thing. When a country can no longer support its citizens with health care.
And that's what happens these things, these are things that fall off. One day, there's healthcare. After a few years, the country says okay, it's now privatized. We all like it. It's fine, because you're not sick. That's why because you're not sick when Oh, yeah, whatever. Here's what happened right now. Now, we don't care for the for the health or the well being of the health of our individuals of our of our populations. Why because we're in so much debt to other countries, they're going to have proper health care, but we're not when Social Security is taken away, but you don't care because you're still young, and you can work. But now there's a whole demographic of people who
are disabled nor sick and who are addicted and who are behind even broken families don't have enough, but they're not going to get any more and other countries are because of this is where this is where the dirty politics come in. And there's what we don't pay attention to at all. Because we're out of that realm. We don't really think about it, we don't see it. And we're on the better side of things. It doesn't really touch us that much. We live in a country with Social Security, whether it's health care, free health care, where there are university, there are loans that you can go and study. You don't have to have money to actually do it and you can and if you live and minimum
wage is good enough for you, if you work eight hours a day,
sick five days a week, doing anything you have enough money to pay rent and to eat and test it and to have a small car and to move around and to go places and other people around the world don't have that luxury luxury of doing that they work 20 hours in more than seven days a week and they still can't meet ends at the end of the day it ends meet at the end of the month.
Things differ. We talk on levels of countries to a whole different thing. So here's that's what he was talking about. And it's worthy of sort of the
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So Saba, at one point was very prosperous, they were very rich, very wealthy. Agriculture was their industry. And it was, it was awesome was beautiful. They had everything they wanted.
For many years, they lived and they showed no submission in the form of gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala anyway, and eventually was taken away from them, replaced with something less prosperous, something that didn't have the baraka that they had previously. And,
and this was the punishment they got for the lack of gratitude. This is what we've read last night. So now they don't have the ability, they're not self sufficient anymore. As a country as a civilization they have to go, they have to go and buy and sell they have to do more trade with other people have to go find ways to make money. So because they were becoming poor, and people up in the north towards Damascus and Jerusalem, there was much more money in the trade was much better there, they started to make these trips. These are the trip trips that later on became traditional in Arabia, meaning these are the trips that shootout will save the came from, this is where it came
from, after that flood happened and it destroyed a lot of the land and so much water killed off trees don't need water in certain amounts, and they died off and other trees that came that didn't need as much water and it just changed the way
the green the greenness of the land function altogether. They needed to start doing more trade. Right. Well, yeah.
Well, they you know, correlative. alakina Yeah, we've been we pleased or made between them, Saba, and the Quran, or the the cities or the societies and let Ebola connect via which the ones that we placed Babak in who was he talking about here?
The same? No, no, the people we just talked about a second ago. Yeah, dealt with this today, man is group. So it's actually talking about Yeah, so it's actually talking about the civilization have dealt with us today, man up and up in the north and get out to show him where his kingdom existed in Jerusalem, and everything around it. And these were places that Allah subhanaw taala had blessed, he had put his blessing and Isabella in it. Why because Airmon ng model Saudi
Buddha chakra, and they listened. So they had Barak and everything that they did, so they were places that were blessed. So now Saba had to leave where they were, and go and do trade with with, with the cities that had blessings in them that were blessed by ALLAH SubhanA wa. Tada. So we made between them digitizing we made between them. And the cities that we had blessed talking about, that wouldn't have been up in the north
They were stops on the way. I mean, there were small cities on the way work, I don't know if he has seen these cities on the way made it possible for them to make the journey if the journey was 1000 kilometers from Yemen, to be able to Chandi couldn't have made it because that's, it's too long. And people can't sustain themselves, because there are smaller cities on the way but on Valhalla cities that were apparent. You could you knew where they were. So they could stop selling by stop selling by they could make it up there. And then on their way back, they do the same thing. They would come back with some wealth. This is exactly what Christ did for years and years after exactly what Aaron
was did for many, many years. They would choose to go to the south to the Yemen, or to go to North to shum. Either way, that's how they made their trade on that same line because that's where all the cities existed. You made that change. You made that line. You went up through Mecca. Medina kept on kept on going up and came back again. The same cities, everyone lived there. That's why you did the trade. This is how people sustained their lives how you got what you wanted. It was very hard to come by a good pair of shoes back then. Shoes where it was a big deal if you had to perish. If you had a pair of shoes you were well
You got another one, you were filthy rich. Yeah, usually you heard you hit those two pair of shoes and your wife didn't know about them, because he was going to definitely a family member who doesn't have a pair of shoes would definitely you need it but you don't want to give it away because it's so hard to come by something good to put on your feet. And we don't we take it for granted because you just go buy something from Skechers or, or Walmart or whatever, but it's hard to come by it if you're walking in the desert, right and it's very difficult to like come by something that will keep your feet from from from your toenails from falling off and from your feet turning into something
that you don't recognize anymore. Coming by food to come by barley and wheat and rice and lentils was not an easy thing coming by armor is something to protect yourself at a time where it was very easy to be raided by anyone
the lack of security was the biggest issue of any country back in the back back in these eras. So for you to have places to stop by to trade and get what you needed in terms of food and clothing and other stuff that was a big deal. So what I know that you know what made a Corolla T Bell rockin Fe have caught on boy hero made between them between the bus and cities that they were going to do co trade with cities on the way that they were able to stop by on so they could make it so so why is that here? It's saying we didn't take everything away from them. They weren't left with with no means at all. Maybe we didn't substitute the land for them to the point where they had nothing going
for them. They're gonna die. You know, we made sure they had a route to take them up north to make to make a living, they had an ability to go back and forth to make a living. And Allah subhanaw taala made it easy for them to do so. See raffia highlight earlier were Yemen Armenian. And they were told Go ahead, walk, walk in, meaning it means in peace without fear of being harmed by anyone late earlier Yemen days at nights and days, meaning go walk around through these routes, taking you up north days and nights in it with peace and safety to make to achieve what you want to achieve. But of course, this was not as good as what they had before.
This wasn't as good as it was before. Not as good. Now they have to actually go for long distances. If you were living there at the time, prior to the flood, you owned land that produced a lot of fruit and a lot of vegetables. You ate and you drank. And you were wealthy. You never go anywhere. Right? Your job was easy. You lived on a big farm, and you were quite wealthy and things went nicely for you. And then the flood happened. And your cheese died when you tried to grow something and all that grew or humped and sad consider things that don't produce anything that tastes good.
There's no Baraka in anymore. And you couldn't make a living off it. So yeah. Now, in order for you to make a living, you have to get up and you have to walk 1000 kilometers up north to trade and buy and make a living. But it worked out maybe you could do it. Maybe you did it one year was fine. I actually made the I made it was safe. There's a lot of steps on the stops on the way I wasn't starving. I came back with a good with a good amount of money. So enough for the year. Next I'll do it again. So things like this, the whole idea that Yeah, but were they happy with that?
No, they weren't. Because the lack of sugar is a mentality. If you have it, it will show in different ways in different situations. Like when you're not grateful. You're just not grateful. Whether you have a lot, you have a little, you're someone who's done graceful, nothing can change that. I want to bring something like a side note for everyone. If you have a child or a friend, or if you're yourself feel like you're someone who's not very grateful in life, having a lot and having a little one change it. If you have an ungrateful kid taking away things from him or change it, they won't become grateful for taking when you take things away. They'll do what somebody did here,
because the problem was the mentality. The problem is how they think it's not what they have. I understand what I'm saying here the problem is not what they have. It's how they thought saboteurs problem was they did not submit to Allah Subhan guys xiety in showing initialing choker, they didn't do it, the mentality wasn't there. They didn't understand that wasn't a part of their values system. It wasn't a part of who they were. And because it wasn't, nothing helped them. Nothing really changed for them. It was taken away. The loss of hunger didn't take away everything. He substituted. It was just a shift. Just made them work a bit harder for things so maybe they would think so Allah
subhanaw taala is very wise. It doesn't take everything away. That's what we do when we don't like and when our kids don't, you know, don't be ungrateful. You take the toys away no more. Right? You think he's gonna come briefly he's not gonna come grateful. That definitely doesn't work. What Allah is about to do something different. He made them work for it a bit more. He made it harder for them to get what they wanted to get. But for several they still didn't do it. They still didn't show sugar. They still couldn't do it for Carlu and when that all happened for them, see I paying attention to how it works. They were told see roofie highlight earlier Yamuna Amin Walk, walk
amongst these the safe the safe roads.
On the stops up to the north walk safely. You're going to be saved don't worry, you're gonna make it there and back will make enough money so it wasn't ever told. Now you're going to be starved.
destined punish No See you need walk and safety. Go make your money, but not as easy as it was before. Maybe you learn to be a bit more thankful for God it was what they say. You would think at this point they would figure out Yeah, we were ungrateful bunch of people. We were mean we were cruel. We were stingy. We were wasteful and we did not show Allah Spandana sugar even though our prophets told us to.
We're gonna thankful and grateful society we didn't know one benefited from us.
let me just tell you what they said. And you'll know if they did.
What they said for Carla, would they say, Rob banner or Lord by the bayonets fighting that make it worse? make it worse make make make the make our routes even longer? Yeah, Rob,
you know, when someone
doesn't go their way, so they start making dua against themselves. And then they don't like it. You take away something from your kid and he goes inside and he starts breaking all his other toys. Ever, ever, ever done that before? And your dad did something to you. So you go you punish yourself by just smashing something that you like. And then you said, there's the feeling like what an idiot. I just I just smashed something else that I liked a minute ago. Right? Because you didn't accept the punishment. You didn't accept what happened. So you took it out on yourself. You took it out on what was happening, you became someone who was angry, disgruntled, someone who's hateful, someone who
basically acted in a very selfish and childish manner for God or your Lord. So they're talking to Allah subhanaw taala. Talking to anyone else, by being as fairly that make this worse, if not worse, and if you haven't made this worse enough to make this worse for us, you can't do worse than that. You can't make it longer make it longer. Very rude. Very rude. very disrespectful to Allah subhanaw taala, full of full of hate, full of anger, full of objection to him, I understand that you're full of objection. They don't want it. They didn't say Hamdulillah. For what we have right now. And Hamdulillah. At least we have at least we have a safe route. To a place where we can go trade come
back and make money. At least we have that Hamdulillah we were very ungrateful before. No, make this worse. It can't be worse. I saw I've seen this mentality. I'm not sure if you've ever come across it. Have you any I've ever witnessed it in yourself or in others? I've seen it. I've seen it many times. I've heard it a lot. And it's Yeah, and it's very even, even even older people. I've seen it. I've seen it more from older people than children I've actually seen it from. I've seen it more in older ages. And I've seen it in myself as a child. People become like that they become hateful. They become hateful, because they didn't get their way one or two or three times. Now they're hateful.
Now they're angry. Now nothing is worth living for them that no, nothing is worth going for anymore. And they're just, they're just filled with with spite. And with anger. Be very careful. When this happens inside, you don't get your way you decide just to destroy everything. Sometimes you're playing a game and you lose because someone didn't do something. So we started scoring on yourself. Right? Or you just or you throw the game, right? You throw the game. That's the word that every gamer knows what I'm saying throwing the game, I'm gonna throw Why are you gonna throw? Well, because you didn't get that moment you didn't do what you needed to do. And that pissed me off. And
now I'm petty and I'm gonna throw the game and you throw the game why? There's no that's dumb, then you everyone knows that's not a good way even when you do it, you know, you're wrong. Even when you're doing it and you're still angry, you're throwing the game, and you're getting some some good feeling that you flew the game when you split. But you know what's wrong? Right? And this is of course, these are simple examples that I'm giving you that we don't but here is an ultimate example for call Rob Benner. They call their Lord, they want to go Florida. And I've seen from saying someone who was a capitalist believe in Allah when you call upon Allah subhanaw taala.
Right like because sometimes don't understand how they got to work. They didn't say
they acknowledge God that they're speaking to him. They're making dua Rob bene, they're talking to their Lord. So when he says before, he's not talking about those who don't believe in him, he's talking about those who are ungrateful. You have to you have to see these differences in the Quran. These are very subtle differences that make a huge difference. It makes a big difference in how you understand the Quran how you understand the most have altogether he said a little things that you find usages of words that he you have that will make huge differences in how you interpret what you're reading for follow Robina or Lord bide Venus Verbena increase the distance between our in our
in our in our travels, may this be worse upon us May May we find it more difficult to go and find money why is it just this difficult?
Can it be worse you throw at us more that's the best you can do.
Challenging Allah subhanaw taala being rude well God I'm wonderful so and with that the the oppressed themselves the oppressed themselves when they did that they only hurt themselves for John no Hadith and we did exactly what they asked for. And they become they became a story that was only told a hadith mean just a story. When someone when one uses this a lot. But yeah now Hama Hadith became stories mean they were done. Now you just talked about
And once there was a great group called, just like I'm doing right now, they don't exist anymore. There's nothing left of them for John now, but how do you know how many tourism could you can every in every direction? They were torn from within, in every way in every direction. Yes.
Same, same exact same. So it's a different story there. But there's a different story like,
a bit after. So this is how it started. And then it'll end differently ended a good way for them. But that's like later on. But you're right, same sub sub there's only a few times in the Quran is this these words? They repeat themselves from the beginning of Yes. So if you go back to the to the beginning, exactly. If you go back to the beginning of this, right, you see the consistency that continuity is number seven, when he said recorded at the end, a couple of 100. Julian, you know, bucum is our music from Colombo Mazagon in the community helping muddied the disbelievers to said, how we show you a person who tells you that when you are torn in every direction, when you're in
your grave, there's nothing left of you that you will give be given life again, right. So that concept of being torn in every direction was exists for the for the individual when they're dead. And the loss of I will bring them back together and exists also for societies. And Allah Subhanallah can bring them back together as well. Meaning this wasn't the end first ever. So it actually didn't find prosperity, through Bill peace and through slavery is that they found prosperity and they stood up again. But it was after after a long time, it was after they changed the way they thought and they changed their mentality and change the way they functioned. It was only after that, that Allah
Subhanallah granted them and again, but just like you could be torn in your grave, and nothing's left of you. And then you're brought back together again, as one. It'll happen to groups. And you can be brought by this one again. Yes. We're totally used to this. Yeah, pretty much. Yeah, no, there's one more usage of it in the Quran. But it's very unique to sort of Saba in terms of the repetition of it into into different places.
And that was, didn't have the strength yet again, until a very, very long time in the field. alaka indeed, within the story,
or science. Luckily, it's beautiful as equally suburban Chicago.
Because you live between two situations, there's really no other there's no there's no third option. Either things are difficult. So you're showing summer, you're in continuous perseverance, it's hard right now. I'm tired. I don't, things aren't going my way. So I'm going to show perseverance, or it's easy. And I'm enjoying it. So I'm going to show show called, I'm going to be grateful, there is no third option. There's no neutral position for the human being. If you think you're in a neutral spot, you're in the spot of shock, or you just don't notice it, chip on just be into it, to make it think that your is a neutral, neutral spot. If you think it's neutral, then hearing your point of
Shakuni should be showing gratitude right now.
But it's one of two things. It's either solver or soccer in the field Alec and these two stories that you just heard are signs for every persevering person, and every grateful person. So he who is perseverant and grateful will find a tear or fight will find
benefits from these two stories and the usage of sabasha code, of course, makes this even more clear in terms of what this was talking about. Yes, it was meant was made more difficult for the people of Sabah. It was made more difficult before it was made easy and they didn't Yoshioka the group as a society. They weren't grateful. So they lost but they had the Monica was taken away. The Baraka stayed in the in the hands of those who are a bit more were who are more grateful, were much more grateful with what they had. And instead of them being perseverance, when things were difficult, they became spiteful and angry and petty. So Allah subhanaw taala ended them completely. And within
that you should find a sign. When you when you refuse to be perseverant or you refuse to be grateful, you're only punishing yourself. You don't punish anyone else. The punishment comes back to you the harm hits you. So if it's easy, be grateful and that will help you. And if it's hard, be persevering. And that's gonna help you too. If you don't, if you don't show perseverance, it's not going to help anyone else. When you decide to end your life or worse in your life or act in a way where you don't care. No one is going to hurt you. No one's gonna be harmed from this but yourself. You're just harming yourself. And why are you harming yourself? What's the point? Were you angry?
what are you angry at? What are you mad at? what point are you trying to make here? This is your life. This is where you can be asked about everything. You're not punishing anyone but yourself. Seva were petty. They were given they didn't show great gratitude. It was taken away they became more spiteful and they lost everything and nothing was left of them. It was until generations later that well peace came in sorry Marathi, Saddam was there and things and then it happened again. It was destroying again.
Some historians see was in the opposite way. Me both these two at the beginning. And I kind of think that's
It makes sense. But because there's a lack of agreement amongst historians and scholars, I don't know which one it is. Some scholars say that who was generations after this group that Allah subhanaw taala resurrected. Sabha means green strength. Again, it was Boethius, who brought them forward. And then the interaction with Saudi men on Eastern happened. And other stories say that it was both these at the beginning. And then they became lightning, they lost everything. And then
it could be it could be more likely as well, I don't know what to be honest, as there's lack of it. There's lack of clarity on this issue.
Yeah, it could be it could be it could be that that but that welkeys At the beginning. And then, and they were given prosperity, and then they became the locks gratitude for generations after that. And then they were destroyed. And then the Arabs went into the air and went into Arabia. But because there's historians were talking about two catastrophes in Yemen. So this has been the first one and another one that would have come later. I'm not I'm not fully sure. But either way, if you took the first one, that's the second option, that's fine as well, if you take that piece was before and this was the end of saba. Well, this is where Arabs came from. So the Arabs who lived or populated Arabia
basically came basically came from these from this origin here. They're all in that in Sabah, you're very prosperous, and that you had to go in all the different directions and live all around. And there were tribes and things kind of moved from there without data. And we're not sure what's more important. Of course, it's more than that, because that's not too important is the actual lesson that is taken from this. The lesson of how societies have to the form of submission that societies show is gratitude, is being grateful, is not wasting what they have is using it for good and not harming others with it. This is how societies to have gratitude in the moment they don't Baraka is
taken away. When Barack is taken away. The question is asked, How do you How does his ideas react to when Baraka is lost? Do they become more petty, and more spiteful and more hateful, and they lose their ethics and they lose their values? And they become or do they become better? And they show perseverance? Which one is it? I can tell you firsthand that we're not doing it right. Now we're not we're not doing it right at all those of us who are in it in societies that should be showing sugar or lacking and those of us societies want to show some are liking as well. And it's an important in support and balance. Yeah, you have no other choice you can't become you can't do what Saba did or
else for Jana, Houma Hadith. Nahum coulomb was torn in every direction nothing was left of them to speak of. Okay.
Those are two stories. We're going to recite two more verses in Charlotte today. I think we have enough time to do so.
I will I won't hide it. These are one of the most
two of the most beautiful sort of verses in the whole Surah by far the two of my favorite of the whole Quran I quote these very often
it's one of the reasons I enjoy reading so a sentence or recite them and we'll talk about the meanings whatever they are for
him easily so one
who very often um Meenal meaning
one can Allahu Allah He
you mean we'll be
men who are mean healthy check
cliche in heavy
gear believes one no indeed, a bliss
made an assumption that they proved truthful upon themselves. So let's go back now let's rewind quickly, or going back to the beginning of all this, when the bliss told Allah subhanaw taala know who you are know him as you mean if you know her attorney, it is either your mill pa Mattila attorney Kena reata, who in Calida I am going to I'm going to mislead all them. Just give me the chance. Don't take me now. Let me live until yomo pm and I'm gonna prove to you that they are worthless that they are that they are not grateful that they will not follow your word. And when I tell you to settle home, shack clean, just so that you see the parallels here and you will not find
most of them to be grateful at all your time you will give them and then I will prove to you that they are not grateful. You're going to punish me for what I did. I will prove to you that Adam who you whom you said is better than me. You asked me to process
prostrate before or to towards it is not better than me. I will show you that. I will
I will mislead everyone, I will prove to you when I tell you to axon *reen, you will not find most of them just to see the parallels of the story to be grateful. That's what he said. So there's a bliss, route allottee. His his assumption, this is his, his one, one means an assumption what he thinks is most likely going to happen. He doesn't have clear evidence of certainty that it will happen, but what he thinks is most likely gonna happen. So every time we do it, we're basically proving him right.
That means every time you do it, you prove him, right. And he gets to say, See, I told you, either there, they're simple. They're not very hard. Yeah, it's easy. It's easy. They're not grateful. And he is quite interesting. I did this Ramadan, we talked about this in some length. It is basically a bliss, his challenge. He challenged God.
Philosophically, he challenged him, he told them that they're not, I don't think they're better than me. I'm gonna prove to you that they're not. I think I think you're up you made a judgment call that was wrong. That's that's basically what he believes is trying to say that you didn't, it wasn't right.
So Allah subhanaw taala, I don't know, I know what I'm doing. Amongst these people. Amongst them, I'm going to be some of the best ever to live amongst him, I'm gonna be so selfless and so grateful. And so perseverant and so pure, that is going to make up for all the garbage that others are going to do. And they're gonna be given a fair chance. So there's no reason for it not to be proper. But at least his idea is that he's not either he's not better, he's not better than are grateful, I am better. So what
led him to believe sort of unknown, basically, the eye is saying these people, they prove the bliss rights. They prove this assumption to be true fact about who and they follow them. I love this part of the verse, Every time you refuse to be grateful. And he walked down the wrong path, he just proving bliss, right. And you're just walking down the path that he so generously drew for you and in a different direction. Proving that yeah, now you're not grateful? Yes. Like he said, he called it. Bliss called it first day, he looked at us and so you don't fit along, checking or find most of them to be grateful. And now you're doing it. You proved me. You don't like to prove your enemy,
right, do you? And the worst thing in the world is approved. Someone you don't like, right? If they say something about you, it's actually a tactic of therapy that they used to use and back in the day. It's a really bad one. But it works if you had a hard headed kid, like someone who was stubborn as heck, if you have a stubborn kid, use this. Find someone who doesn't really matter in his life, or even if he doesn't matter, to, you know, I need to say something bad about him. Right? Especially Mr. Murray, some kids, they like springs, if you want to push them down to for them to fly up. They don't do it doesn't work. The positive reinforcement doesn't really work. Sometimes they need some
negative reinforcement for it to work. But hitting doesn't work. But this does someone say You know, I don't think he's gonna make anything. He's he's gonna he's a loser. I can see it in him. Now this can be stubborn enough, you'll he'll spend the rest of his days trying to achieve just to prove that person wrong. And I had someone do that to me when I was a kid only to find out that was all he played. It was they played me. Basically what happens is, from age six to age eight, I was played for two years trying to prove someone wrong. They just did it just to motivate me to do something good. Yeah. Because I'm lucky. But anyway, it is no, it actually worked. It is a tactic that is used
sometimes. Sometimes just not to prove someone right, you will do everything. You will go beat your own and beyond, you will starve yourself just not to prove someone right. I know I have a cousin who left the house and his home and traveled. And his father told him you're not going to make it don't go so he wouldn't anyway, and he's starved will lie. He's starved for years. And he was starving. You had nothing but he didn't want to come home. So his father
was Father, right? And he stayed and he made it. And he made money. And he came back again. And he always just saying like, the only reason that I made is because my father gave me the challenge. And I had to prove myself. Sometimes proving yourself is what is the motivation you need to achieve? Sometimes it is, I'll remind you of a bliss. He made an assumption about each and every one of us. You're not going to do it. You're not going to you can't do it. You're selfish by nature, he's going to prove that you're selfish, that you're not grateful that you're not someone who's perseverance, basically that we're all you know.
And it's not good. Yeah. What do you say? So every time you don't, and you do it, you're just proving him right? And you're allowing him to say, see, I'm just like I told you.
They're all garbage. It's like I said, or, or you go ahead and you turn turn things around. Then you prove him wrong. Well, sadaqa or a super nova. I love this. It is very, it's very, it's very clear. It's very clear one it's very, to the point. They what they would say about did is that they had that they proved the bliss in his assumptions to be truthful. They proved them right fact about when they followed him and they did exactly what he said that they were going. They were going to do. What he said they were going to do
is go Yeah, expectation here. Yeah, exactly.
Exactly. Yeah. So
Another way of putting it is expectation. Yeah. Is it fair to say? Sets another set another expectation? Exactly. Yeah. Another way to put it is actually the concept of expectations was expected of you. And what that's actually even a better way of actually putting it like,
is it please put expectations for us. And either you prove him right and you meet them or you don't meet them, you meet expectations, ALLAH SubhanA portfolio that you are capable of meaning the thing is about the human being the cool part about it is that you have the potential and the ability to meet either expectations, like this is the cool part of being a person. So you can do you can meet either, you're not forced to meet one of them. You're not You're not putting this position where you have to meet this one. No, no, you can meet any of them. But when you do, you're proving one party, right? And you probably one party long. And it's depends, is it bliss? Or is it Allah subhanaw
taala, who you're going to prove right? But about when they follow the bliss, and they met these expectations, I guess.
I always, always take time and focus on everything before the word Illa just to bother everyone. And then so you can listen to the word in the afternoon.
Because after the word LM is exempt, so whatever, I focus a lot on the first part, so you get all bothered and uncomfortable. And then you hear there's a there's an exception to the rule. There's always an exception to the rule, except for you and me and a group of believers, except a group of believers, meaning those who believed didn't provably use right, didn't meet his expectations, didn't want down the road that he put for them. And they did and he didn't write it if any fundamental meaning there's always going to be a group of believers, always going to be a group of meaning will do will do a right will play their role, who will fulfill their their covenant and will
do what Allah subhanaw taala asked him to do. So choose what you want. It's always your choice always has been always will be.
America and Allah Who are you humans will find this is an important. There's a lot of different ideas, a lot of
parts here of understanding this. Well, Matt Candela Who, me and there was never really for him for Iblees I lay him upon the people who followed him or the upon the people who proved him right. There was never really 40 bliss upon those who followed him missile fun, any sort or any form of control. So upon its basic meaning, means control, just to break it down to the most basic of its meanings is just control, meaning there was never ever for a police upon the people who followed him and did what he said and proved him right, any form of control at all. He didn't control them at all. Then why is why is he pleased there to begin with what's the whole point of a bliss being there, Allah
subhanaw taala is in a defined and divine wisdom, high bliss there like this is not something that went against his little supine or whatever, he's made a few choices that were wrong. But Allah Subhan is Divine Wisdom is to have someone there to suggest to you a different alternative way of life to make this interesting to make this worthy of of reward. If you're going to be rewarded with an infinite number of years, or an infinite period of bliss from Allah subhanaw taala, there has to be something worthy of it because or else it's not fair. It's not fair to them in Africa, and to all the other creations that he made that don't have choice. So if it's really simple, I mean, there's
really only one choice to choose that how are you different than Metallica, clean nothing is the only the only one choice to make every time they make it. And they're not being rewarded for anything. Gender is not made for them, they're not going to go live there, they're gonna continue to follow the commands of Allah subhanaw taala in their own way, they're not gonna be given that however you The veil is going to be lifted, you're going to be able to see everything, here everything, understand everything and be able to explore the infinite universe that Allah Spano created, and take all in all the knowledge and soak in all the all the blessings and that is
something that I that's a big deal. So in order for that to be an option for you, the fact that for you to achieve that it has to be a bit of a challenge. There has to be something there. So at least that was actually what he says there is a control you he's not there to control you. He's not a force of nature that you can't stop that, oh, is he just there to make to put expectations, make suggestions to maybe make things a bit more difficult for you to choose? But at the end of the day, he does not control anything he has control is zero. Well, Matt kind of know who I am and Soufan. This is a definite area in the Quran that has no other way to be understood mean, there's no
alternative way of of explaining this area. He did not have upon those who followed him any form of control at all. In law, then there's there's another exception here. But here's an exception from different of a different nature. He's not the exception here is not to say that these are the people who have control over no said. Here the exception is the only reason we allowed him to exist to begin with as long as there's no control. He doesn't control anyone. Then why is he existing? Why is this whole story here? Lena Dunham? May you may know Bill Irati men who were men her fish
But the reason for all this, the reason for bliss and for his assumptions, and for those who followed him and those who didn't, and the fact that he doesn't have any control, but he's able of giving you some bad ideas, the reason of all this in the Lena islands so that we can know, now ALLAH SubhanA, Allah knows here the knowledge is knowledge of, of acceptance of the other party, meaning the knowledge is not that Allah subhanaw taala didn't know beforehand, so that we accept his knowledge subhanaw taala as a means for consequences. If Allah subhanaw taala took my life or your life right now and said, Okay, had you lived another 30 years, you're going to do all these bad
things, and all these bad things. If you add them up, you should go through them now because you wouldn't accept it. When you accept it. Not a chance, not a chance you would have the strongest Yaniv case and his courts to prove that he is injustice and completely accepted. You didn't do it. When you tell you I know it. I know all swearing it was right. But you still want accepted. Right? Just like when you would be okay with the other side. We wouldn't go with that. So when Allah subhanaw taala puts us when he says lean Allah for us to know, it's not for him cuz he didn't know previously. The idea here is for the knowledge to be something that the other party accepts as well,
in Lilina lemma may you miserable those who believe in the hereafter, men who am in the shack and differentiate them from those who are in doubt of it
is a very scary I in the Quran is very unique. There's no other AI in the Quran that is like this one is the only guy in the Quran that has this, this wording in this way. If you look at them, you're seeing the parallels from the introduction, the story of a goat with started with harmed and then all we heard was sugar throughout. And it what was the other thing that's sort of talked about, if you go back when we'll handle Phil Schiller right, and there's no rules just talking about alcohol. And then the other one was neurology, which is coming very soon, coming very soon. But we heard that the first part of shellcode is now clear. Here's a part of vascular societies in order
for scientists to submit to Allah subhanaw taala, the concept of hunt, the concept of the Hereafter, the concept of knowledge have to be three,
three basic elements in order for them to stop, you have to have a society that is based on gratitude that is based on positivity and optimism, knowing what the good things that we have using them for height and the building on them. You have to believe in hereafter. There's no one number amount of cameras in the world that can make us behave properly. Unless we believe in the hereafter. Unless you believe that you're going to be judged and punished for what you do, you're not going to behave, you're going to find a way to beat the system. And human beings always find a way to beat the system, they always do unless you have some intrinsic motivation, which is up here. So the only
reason that these existed, and the only reason he was capable of doing because he didn't have any control. But the only reason he was there is for us to establish those who believe in the hereafter with certainty, and those who are in doubt of it.
That's it. That's the only reason that this is here. He is here to establish
a difference like for the line to be drawn between those who believe in
truthfully with certainty with depth and those who are in doubt of it. He didn't say those who disbelieve in it
Doubt and disbelief are all the same.
Either you believe in Al Qaeda or whatever. Just whatever after that. Who cares? I know I can I don't care Do you believe in it? I am okay then just stand over there doesn't matter. But no, I'm standing with someone who doesn't believe it at all. I don't doesn't matter anymore. It's either this side or everything else is just whatever. Because you're wondering why what I'm Buka out a cliche in heavier than your Lord upon is Hatfield Hatfield is the encompasses of everything. And he knows all and he is I feel there's the biggest name of knowledge that we have Hatfield is the one with compasses everything under him. He knows all he is wise of Allah subhanaw taala. He's aware of
all he deals with all so nothing falls in with between between the cracks in terms of Allah subhanaw taala has knowledge or abilities. But why is this such an important thing? Because when you believe in Allah, or you don't believe in ask Allah, it doesn't show when things are going well for you. That doesn't. I don't know if you believe in it or not. When things are going well, when it's when things are happening the way you want them to happen when you are living a life, of prosperity and of wealth, and of health and
fulfillment of your of your basic needs. I can't figure out if you believe in alcohol or not. Because you could be following the rules of being good person, because it's very self serving at that moment. When you don't have the upper hand you have more money. You want everyone to follow the rules, because they don't follow the rules. You're going to lose what you got. If I'm rich and you're in your poor. Well, it's is it not in my best interest for stealing to be haram?
Of course it is. If it wasn't I have the lower hand here because I have nothing to steal from you, but I have everything to lose. So it's self serving.
When I have a lot, but when I don't have anything, stealing being Haram is problematic. It's problematic. So if I'm in doubt,
just in doubt of it
is going to show the moment that things aren't going my way. It has to be certainty, because it will only show because belief in Earth only shows when things are really, really difficult. It doesn't show when things are easy. So you can't have 80% or 70%, you can't, it's not going to do his job. It has to be certainty mean, you have to be certain that you're going to be resurrected after you die, went on.
It's a very, it's a very subtle point that you have to pay attention to try to understand the reason why Allah subhanaw taala is establishing the difference between those who are certain of us. And those are in even a slight amount of doubt, meaning the issue not being the opposite, like the opposite could be those who disbelieve in and those were kind of all right, like they're in doubt of it. No, no, he doesn't want that either. He wants full belief in Allah, any amount of doubt is not wanted. Why? Because believe it or only works if it comes in full, because it's only going to show when things are difficult. So if you have a bit of doubt, that bit of doubt that you have, when
things are difficult, is going to come into play and cause you not to behave the way you should behave. How do you actually believe in Africa to begin with is making sense. Meaning the belief in Earth is only going to function when things are very difficult for you. So if there's a bit of doubt that bit of doubt, the moment things are difficult is going to come and flourish. That's where it's this bit of dough is going to come and make you make that mistake. When you're sitting there thinking to yourself, What do I do? Do I take the 50 Grand extra that I shouldn't be taking here, and my fuller needs, and I need it and I'm in debt and my families?
These isn't my son needs this or my daughter isn't? Is sicker youth and you're put in that situation? Where do I take it? Or don't take it? And then you left with your ocular? Do you believe enough? Do you believe that you take this you're going to be held accountable for it? Do you actually understand what that means? If it's certain, then you will not touch it? If it's a bit of doubt. It'll take it. You'll take it?
Should I say it help right now? Or should I lie? Should my tongue speak the truth? Or should I say something else different? And maybe lose my head? Or what? Which one? Is it? What depends? Do you believe enough? You know, you not believe enough?
Is there a delta? Do you believe in Allah, if there's doubt in your believing, you're probably gonna make the wrong choice? And is what the eye is seeing? Right? It's a very, it's a very difficult is a very heavy one. I've got any, I invite you to read to read it time, time and time again, to understand what he is saying here. It is many, many people, many people have proven the bliss point, right. And they followed him except a small group of believers. And the only reason that bliss existed, because he had no control over any of them was for us to establish the difference between those who truly believed in the Hereafter. And those who had a slight amount of doubt men men who
are minha fie check, if you have doubt is going to be problematic. What cliche in heavier than your lord in compasses all. He sees it all. He knows that he knows exactly whether you have that doubt or you don't. But you have to prove that to yourself. Meaning you have to be put in enough situations in your life. So you prove to yourself that you prove through your actions. Are you certain about Athena? Or like everyone else? So you just you have you have you just have a different amount of doubt. Maybe someone has a bit more doubt than you do. Yeah, Annie, the Quran is saying there's no difference between someone who just 90% amount of delta nephila and someone with 10% of amount of
Delta No, I'm just saying that problem here is a very scary, scary thought to have for you to for you to be equal. And Allah subhanaw taala has eyes from a social perspective, right, from a social perspective of submission to Allah subhanaw taala
to be equal, if you have 10% Doubt enough to be equal to someone who only has 10% certainty. And, you know, he's 90% he thinks there's no and for us only 10%. It has to be 100% certainty that you are going to come back, you will die, you're going to come back and everything you did, you're going to be held accountable for may that be may that be the most important part of your being, why is it important for social, for social submission for societies to function, because the moment individuals and societies stopped believing in accountability in the Hereafter, you cannot you cannot convince them to follow the rules when things go south, you cannot do it. Because if I only
live once, and there is no alpha, and I am poor as heck, and everyone around me has money and everyone around me is corrupted. Then why would I? Why would I let you enjoy the money? Why would I not enjoy it? Why wouldn't I go and take some of them for myself? How can you convince me Tell me morality? Why? What is morality mean? How has morality helped me? How has this it helped me? I'm starving. I have nothing
You have everything why it is not fair. I'm learning to live once. Yeah, but you know, society isn't function. I don't care if it's any fun because I care that I live. I'm gonna live once anyway, why do I care about how society works? I have nothing to lose, you have everything to lose. You're the one who cares about society functioning, because you're rich, because you have everything. Of course you care about how things work, you smoke your pipe and watch your fire. Of course you care matters to you, because you have a house to live in. I don't. The only way you can convince people and societies to actually accept that they need to play by the rules and have to play properly. Is that
as healers there that you will be held accountable if you harm you steal and you kill. I'm not saying that this is a way for us to hold down people who are less fortunate. But societies don't function without asking. They just don't. We just don't. I have yet to see an example of a society that is completely
faithless society, a fully faithless society, go through difficulty and actually function properly with any level of morality or any level of ethic ethics, that will continue. That is my that is what I believe this was actually teaching us here. We'll start with that. Inshallah. There's two more minutes. And we'll quickly talk about the fifth hikma, the HECM of the pearls of wisdom of Obatala secondary, where he says he heard Dukkha female Domina luck, autocracy Ruqyah, female pulley bumming delille on island Island three myrcene Basa teaming
for you to put effort in things that have already been taken care of for you. And to slack. And to fall short. In achieving things that you were asked to do. shows that you have no clarity of vision and no clear understanding from what Allah subhanaw taala wants for you to put effort in trying to achieve things that he has already taken care of for you, for you, Subhana, WA Tada. And on the other hand, fall behind and slug in what he told you to do, what you were asked to do is a clear piece of evidence that you have no boss or your boss to see. But the ability to understand what you're seeing, understand what was said to you to begin with. And there are so many examples of this
in Islam in our lives, that is one of the most important pearls of wisdom that we have from him. You know, we spend so much time trying to achieve things that we were not ever asked to try and achieve. And we leave the stuff that we were clearly and explicitly explicitly told to do. Things that we were very clearly told you need to do this. We leave and we focus on other stuff that are less important are things that he never actually asked us to do to begin with, or things he took care of us for us altogether. And we focus on the parts that he made very clear, this is what I want you to focus on, do this. And that shows that there is no book that says it has nothing to do with whether
you can see with your eyes or you can see with your eyes as it talks about whether you can see with your heart or you can see with your heart. I'll explain that a bit more next week and show unless I'm hungry I'm sure