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Surat Al Hadeed V 4-9
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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Tao Allah Allah, we will continue from where we left off last week and sorted Hadid we recited only the first three verses I took quite quite a bit of time talking about them.
I'm trying to I'm gonna try not to repeat everything I did just so I don't bore you.
But we'll try to continue with them with with the with the explanation with FC. So the idea is an extremely important Surah
In my opinion, is probably the most important one in the cluster that we're reciting from Malkoff to and Hadid is the last one in this in the in the cluster. And because it is a little bit unique, and what it's talking about different than the ones before it. And it's very relevant today to our experiences as Muslims in the west today. Very, very relevant, not just in the West, honestly, anywhere.
This whole cluster just talked about comparisons, and I've summarized these comparisons, maybe 100 times, I'm not going to bore you each to what I just bought for you two options, or three, and said what which one, make your choice, and then moves on to sort of after that to another choice. And then one after that another choice, very important choices about
righteousness and botlane falsehood about purposefulness, understanding that you're you have purpose versus aimlessness just living just living aimlessly. Guidance versus misguidance knowledge and certainty versus whims desires and assumptions.
Being thankful and grateful for the blessings that you have versus not being able to do that and backfiring and losing them. Choosing which type of person you want to be the day of judgment and the criteria that will allow you to actually do that. Because because we are categorized here in life today differently than we will be categorized on the Day of Judgment is very different your bank account, your muscle, and your degrees will amount to very little your multi
to nothing. And then the last one in this user doesn't ask you to choose one, one of two things. It says you need both of these things that seem to you that they're opposite, but they're not. They seem that they're opposites. But they're not. Materialism, and spirituality are not opposites. They are two pieces of a puzzle that need to be brought together in order for the human being to function. So that's why this is a little bit of a trickier sutra. There's one answer just this one or that one. Here's like, no, no, it's a trick question. It's like, No, it's not despair, that one is both, but you have to have the proper amount of both, the moment you inflate or deflate one of
them, we end up with nothing, we end up with a very problematic approach to life and a problematic attitude in general, it goes towards Hadid teachers. And I find that to be extremely important because we we are we are suffering on this front like horribly. This is a this is a real struggle that Muslims have today. And I think if you if you if you don't realize it, or you don't care about it, you don't talk about it, then then you don't really understand where the problem lies. Islam without the proper balance of these two ingredients, the recipe doesn't work.
It doesn't work
with without these two ingredients, the right amount. You can't you can't consume or deal with whatever the product is going to look like. Which is why Muslims are in the midst of being a Muslim, like the middle of Islam, and they don't feel like I'm missing something. I'm missing something something's happening. I just not it's just it's
right above my head is always going over me. I don't know what what I Why why are people enjoying? What am I what am I missing? What is it that I can't seem to figure out. And the reason is just there's a there's an imbalance, there's a lack of the one of these two products, one of these two ingredients are not being dealt with properly, too much of one of them or a lack of one of them can be a big problem. I think the majority of us will love them. And this is my opinion, the majority of us have too much of the materialistic pieces and not enough of the spirituality space. And by the time I end this sort of seer, I will actually
suggest the opposite. Okay, I'm gonna do this, this is how I'm gonna do this. I'm gonna start out by suggesting this. I'm going to read through by the time we're done, I'm going to suggest the opposite that probably probably when he's talking about materialism here and the Quran supine and without he didn't really mean what you consume. You're probably not talking about what you're what you're consuming, because that's what you think. That's what I'm leading you on to think he's not talking about your consumption, what you eat, drink, where where you live, what you drive, you're not even talking about that. When he's talking about the balance of spirituality and materialism. He's
talking about a completely different thing about materialism, it's not your consumption, your consumption is not going to be addressed and sorted through Hadid. If you are consuming too much, or you're living a life of extravagance, that's not what he's here to talk about. Here to talk about something completely different. That's the problem you have to fix on your own because you have to realize that whatever wealth you bring in is developed that you're going to have to
Be accountable for the other day of judgment. So the hadith is saying, in order for Islam to work for you, you have to give spiritually and you have to give materialistically both have to be occurring for you at all times. You can't just be giving one thing, you got to be just experiencing one part of it.
The mechanics matter and the the essence matters. If if one of them is not there, you don't pray because you're just 90 claimed to have a connection with God, then you're in a lot of danger. And if you're just a mechanical, you know, the marathon 35 second to prayer that doesn't work either. It doesn't work either doesn't mean anything because you know, you know it doesn't you do it because you're you have a good conscience and you're hoping to do the right thing, but it doesn't mean anything. Like, you know, it's not doing anything for you. It's how do you balance these things out? This was the he basically talks about it just as a as an introduction. So the first six verses are
very well known. They're very, very famous among scholars. And you know, I was taught to read these six every day in my life.
Because they describe Allah subhanaw taala unlike any other paragraph in the Quran, like no other paragraph in the Koran describes Allah subhanaw taala like these two, and is described as a pile of data through opposites, just just to bring forward the concept just to kind of help you along with understanding your tribes Allah spawn the two things that seem to you that may be opposite. So it talks about the similasan or the cosmos and the earth with twice or two different realms or two different beings but they're really not talks about up where you meet the fact that he grand slave and He grants death is not the fact that the idea of well we have one guy brings higher in life and
another No, no, it's Allah, it grants like any grants death, that's the reality of it, that he is omnipotent. Suppose that he's omniscient, Subhana, WA, tada, this is the first and the last, because time does not apply. Because it is LaHood. And about is the apparently the essence why because space is not apply. So he's bringing his description to you through opposites to explain to you that sometimes what seems to you what may seem to you, as opposites that can never coexist are not that that's not the case they can, trying to bring for us the idea that materialism and spirituality are not exclusive concepts. They actually are supposed to work together supposed to exist together,
trying to make them exclusive is problematic. It's like saying Allah is either oh, what? Oh, that's not the case. He is both. Just say, Allah, you're here or you meet other people against slavery, that no, it's both. And that's why he the same thing here, you need to bring in both elements into your life, Islam has to work for you on both tracks, you have to be able to bring in both. And if one of them isn't there, then it doesn't function. And that's just kind of why the first six verses of sorts of Hadith describe Allah subhanaw taala through these opposites is trying to explain that it doesn't.
And that's a lot about Islam as well. I mean, let me give an example. I get this question all the time. When you talk about token or someone comes in, ask me a question about token, it tell me like why, like, what's the point of Tilak? Well, if I've done the work,
like if I, if I've actually studied by know the, the, the curriculum inside and out, I actually know what better than the teacher does. What's the point of me going through an exam with Tilak? Good. Exactly. If you can figure that out, then you understand what it means to be a Muslim. You can't figure that out, then you can continue to struggle. Because there's a million things that can happen between right now at this moment and you writing your exam, there's a million things that can go wrong, that where you wouldn't actually pass if they're million reasons, there's so many things, there's so many variables that could go in the wrong direction, causing you not to be able to
achieve your goal here. So understanding that that your job is to do your ultimate your, your ultimate best whatever, to exhaust every resource and still in your heart know that Allah subhana delivers the the outcome that you cannot control. That is what it means to you. Most of it seems like they're opposite, but they're really not. They just you just need to bring them both into the into the picture here. And there's a lot of that in Islam, understanding that there are things you can't control and things that you can and just we just human beings don't like that we just want you want we want something much more much less complex for whatever reason. It's a little bit I think, I
think it fulfills a
pretty yummy, a primary instinct that we have that we struggle to shy away from, but that's an example. It's something as simple as tofu where people struggle with understanding it because they're like, Well, I only need to look good when I haven't done my job. No, you haven't told me you're supposed to do the time and Coulter what cool. Like you can even call it that. Like if you didn't study for your exam at all. And you're gonna go into the game and talk Allah go into my exam tomorrow. No, you're not just gonna go in and, you know, write an exam, you don't use the word Tilak because it's respectful. Like it's not if you use it, use it with the with the caveat, understand
that if I didn't do my job, I understand. I understand what I'm gonna do. But in order for Darko, to actually exist, you have to have done your best you have to try that, you know, reasonably reasonably your best, like the best of your ability within the context and the circumstances that you were struggling with at the time, but to say no, I didn't move on that. No, that's not
that's not what this is. You've you've you've misunderstood this whole equation. You don't get it yet. And that's why I think it is so important because
brings these two elements in beautifully and inshallah if we understand them well and then we'll hopefully be able to practice them and they'll make a big difference in our lives fortunately this was going to happen so because Ramadan is only like two and a half weeks away or so so next week and the week after are going to be specifically for like a pre Ramadan session so I do this every year. So I do I do advise you to attend and maybe bring people along. Ramadan is like the high season for for a lot of like if you're a Muslim and you're not like you're not where you want to be at all well, I don't know how to sell Ramadan more but this is this is definitely the time for you. Like
you definitely need to perk up and okay, this is it. This is your these are this is your 30 day chance to turn this around, you don't have a better opportunity. This is the opportunity there's honestly, I I have I have this is what I was taught when I was younger. And Ramadan for me is a very specific time and anyone who knows me knows that knows that Ramadan is where you know, this is I have students or friends from back home that went along because they message me like they Ramadan happens. They remember, give Holika we used to because I was trying to take Ramadan at a certain level of seriousness and I tried to get people to do the same. It's very, very healthy. It's very,
very helpful. And it's annual, it's an annual chance and annual opportunity. No matter how far away you are, no matter how far away you drift no matter how badly you're doing, you will find your way back and you'll get yourself back to a position where you're closer to Allah subhanaw You're functional, and you can rectify a lot of the mistakes I want. I really want people to take that opportunity and I want to make sure your goal should be every year next year MALAMI the best is from a lot of my life. I made that intention every year this year my goal is getting to the best one ever. It sounds maybe a little bit corny but it's actually very helpful if you're able to kind of
have that intention appropriately it does it does does a world of good to you it doesn't world a good those who actually take off it to take take gain to take advantage of Shahara Ramadan they every year they they do really well because Allah subhanaw taala it's the divine wisdom he's like you're not going to be you need you need this most of them you need the season, the season where I'm going to remove some of the distractions I'm going to open the doors I'm gonna bring in and we're going to really work on this relationship. So if you if we you know neglected or if you don't work hard on it then you end up regretting it and you know, you know that everyone thought if you didn't
work hard you regret that Yeah, I wish I could have I could have probably added another night I didn't have to just come show up on the 27th I could have probably done it a few other nights so I'm going to work on motivating you to the best of my ability just to encourage you to the point where inshallah you you really take advantage of Ramadan and we come up with a plan you personalize your own and inshallah you stick to it and people encourage each other to do that and I really think that's important that's why it's so the next two weeks that's why I'm going to try to do in sha Allah to Allah will advertise them as such just so you know so whatever we recite today will be what
we'll stop at and then we'll re enter we will continue to have zero so today right after Ramadan inshallah that maybe not the first week week after but we'll continue it so this will be the last week no have to see it until after Ramadan inshallah and then we'll next two weeks will be a bit more preparation. Okay, just as an FYI.
So that's where we stopped last time I just spent a lot a lot of time explaining or breaking down and packing the descriptions that Allah subhanaw taala used for himself, so I'm not going to do that again. I'm gonna continue with ID number four that continues to describe him subhanaw taala and we'll kind of take it from there. So we'll start from Alien number four but then later on, we'll be laying him in a shape on your body
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So this is the the sixth verse and these are the first six verses of Surah Hallein. They're all just describing ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. So let's talk about the meanings here. So so far, he's covered a couple of things he's covered that supine, and what Allah He is the Exalted suborn and that you just the unfathomable and as he is, and that he is ill Hakeem the all wise, and that he is subhanaw taala. The one, no one willing to send it out of here, he's not talking about sovereignty for the sake of talking about sovereignty. He's talking about sovereignty for the sake of talking about his oneness, that there is no one else there's no one else that actually owns anything with him. He
talks about the fact that he will money He grants life and will mean He grants deaths, that he is the omnipotent to adequately shaitan studied, that he is beyond time, beyond space of wha hoo, well about and he is the omniscience will be cliche in early this is what he's covered so far. So now who will let the Holocaust survivor 31 Alba FISI 30 a year I mean semester, she's the one who created the cosmos and the earth in six days to muster an arch. And then he still means to position yourself in a state of equilibrium. That's what it means is to what does mean is to work for you to position yourself in a superior place, I had an outage upon the throne. Now, this is important to understand
the Arabic language has a lot of figure of speech in it. And for us to imagine that Allah subhanaw taala, he speaks of himself in that manner, that is literal, that Allah subhanaw taala is presenting himself upon a throne. And you actually take time to imagine a throne and someone whose that is not the case here. This is figurative to explain that he is in charge of all affairs, that everything is going to run through his will. Subhana wa Tada just mean what is doer? Ship means meaning that no one is running things on his absence, and no one has any control outside of his will. Subhanallah with Dinah, which is the what it means what he means by to master, when is the one before where he
says he created the cosmos in the earth in six days. This is very important. Here's my question for you. Did he needs six days?
Does he need six days? Then why did it take six days?
Yeah, but who needs them? him him? For us? Yes. So there's a big difference here. He didn't need six days to create in the Mamre. who either are the CHE and Akula who couldn't find a call when he when he degrees something he wills it is. So why did it take six days because we needed six days. We needed six periods of Yom a city, a Yom Yom and Arabic is we use it as a day. It's just a period of time. Meaning the word Yom in Arabic means a period of time. My one of my teachers father, so he's not someone I learned from directly, but I learned from his son Rahmatullah.
What he said was, this was his was his interpretation of what the six days are. He said, the six days, or the six periods that exist within the world, in order for life to be present, what are the four seasons and night and day, two, the four seasons and night and day, these are the six days he's talking about subhanaw taala. Without them, there would be no life, without the fact that we live on a planet that is positioned just far enough, and just close enough, and is rotating just fast enough on a tilted ankle that is just right, for there to be night and day that continue in that content and that continued continuum, and birth it for there to be four seasons. Life exists. If you remove
any element of that, at the slightest, at the slightest, then life would have never had a chance life would have never prevailed or evolved on this planet at all. So he says visit city a year we understand what he's referring to a figurative a figure of speech of time, a figure of speech of Time, time that we required as as creatures to come not that he required Subhana wa Tada explaining to us that you need time. You exist in time you require time, everything about you is going to need time and be based on time. For me, they don't mean anything.
They don't mean when they open ended up Vika Carell he said, I don't owe him Sina Alpha center, he talks about in the 1000s of you, like you don't understand when I launched my talks about periods of time the differences we know now that these six days if you want to talk about them, as the time that it took for them for life to be cooked on this planet, it was 13 point something billion years.
That's what it turned out to be. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter because what he's saying here subhanaw taala is that we need time, we require time it took six six days, whatever that six periods of time, whatever that means. I like the explanation of that but but you can you can understand it however you want.
You can use whatever you want, maybe maybe some other understandings or explanations that exist from other faiths.
Like the idea of six days and the seventh II took that as jelajah Allah, He doesn't need to take a day off. He doesn't take a day off. And he never did. That's why we're gonna miss Santa Ana loop. If you remember, we talked about this intuitive cough. When I said I'm in Louisville, we created it all. And we didn't doesn't even tire us at all. It was no tiredness involved, there is no fatigue, no need to take a break. Where's this coming from? I'm explaining to you that I am beyond time. And you required time in order for you to exist. So I created this all for you and took time took a long time. Creation when Allah subhanaw taala says because here's the here's the next attribute, he talks
about himself that he is the creator.
I don't know why it is as human as people. Whenever we hear that Allah created something.
We can only accept it if it was going to happen immediately.
That's the only way you can accept that he created something. So if he said I created something that means it happened, like right away.
So my question for people as well, let's say he created something, but it took a long time to actually, you know, turn to the final product. Is that a problem for you?
Is there a problem with with it taking a long time? What if it took like a, you know, 10 minutes? That'd be okay. Was it I created human beings it took 10 minutes that alright, let's say you said I crave human beings it took like 10 hours. So okay, what about if it took like a couple of days? Whatever, it took a couple of years, whatever it took a couple of millennia. Whatever it took a couple of million years. What is it? What difference does it make? When he says in nama Amana who either are the cooler who couldn't fire Kuhn doesn't mean that things happen instantaneously. It means what he will something it will happen. Because time doesn't apply to him. It doesn't matter to
him subhanho wa Taala what he says like this will be be it will be it'll take a long time, but it's going to be meaning is going to it's going to happen there's no stopping it is there's nothing that can actually stop it's going to be because he said subhanaw taala Oh life be and life was and life is
the fact that we need it to happen immediately. Because this is these are medieval understandings of God. And this is important that as a Muslim you don't see God like that
idea of a person with a long white beard sitting somewhere in the sky with a magic wand zapping as Jonnie Tigers I think a tree is zapping me into existence. No, no, no, that's not that's not how we see Allah Subhana Allah that Allah subhanaw taala He manifests on our to love he's way beyond us upon order. Actually, there's nothing that's not as impressive as understanding things differently.
Understanding the complexity of how life actually came to be on this planet is way more impressive. is way more interesting. It's much more it takes you your life or your take, you're taken by this profound appreciation of what life actually is and how cells developed and how DNA actually works. And it's zapping things it's magic magic is for you know, for TV, he leaves magic for watching it for watching shows, talking about Allah subhanaw taala understanding how Allah created things He left evidence for you we left we're walking you left it all he showed you how it works, and showed you how it works. We have but we have this this problem with how you want to understand or imagine
life existing we want it we think it has to happen right now. What happens nothing happens right away. What nothing happens if you put a seed into the into the when it comes into the soil, it comes out to the neck No, it takes time. takes time you baby is born. They don't take time for them to do everything takes time. We take time to actually come to a point where we can be productive. And he's telling you I created you took six days to take took a long time for you to be here. Everything takes time. Why is it that we know it has to have happened? And no, no, no, no, no, don't don't be don't don't don't allow this comprehension of of creation of life to come from medieval
understandings of what God subhanaw taala is because they don't apply to all wisdom looks at things will let the Halacha somehow it will order free seats at a I mean temesta allows is referring to the fact that the creation that he made is controlled by time and took a long time for you guys to actually come come along and use the panel data is in control of all manners. And Musto. Everything goes through him subpoena Wattana as the one on the throne is the one who makes the decisions and continues to pile on to the top now we'll talk about this more in Shaolin in future sessions. Yeah, let me manually do Phil early when I heard you mean her when I entered the room in the summer you
and I our goofy effort, so another another few opposites? Yeah, Ala Moana. Yeah. You've already knows what is entered into the earth when it comes down into earth. Why am I 100 Human what leaves the earth? Many he knows the Pontotoc has been put inside of the earth. What comes
What a bit when a person dies and they're put in and then something else comes out. Everything that is going in and out of earth from the time it was created is all documented to ALLAH SubhanA nothing is lost, every single detail is still there. He knows subhanaw taala is in full knowledge of these details. Why am I in zoom in a summary and everything that comes down from the sky, when I opened up and everything that ascends into sky, everything, everything that is coming into the earth, out of the earth, down from the sky, up into the sky, all of the details of what is actually moving around and happenings in the atmosphere around us is within Allah subhanaw taala is knowledge.
Whether that's referring to rain and seed and life and burials, whether there's referring to deeds, good deeds, bad deeds, things that are said things that are done that can't be necessarily measured within our world doesn't make a difference. Because you understand what the hell you're talking about both the spiritual and materialistic so both apply both apply whether it's a good deeds that are going up, or it's something else was going up into the sky, whether it's the decree of Allah coming down from the sky, or it's rain, that's it doesn't make a difference. Yeah, let me know. Yeah. Did you follow the news was being entered into the earth, what's coming out of the earth was
coming down from the sky was going up into it. Well, who am Malcolm in America and use with you, wherever you may be?
This is another description of him, Soprano Wattana
that he is continuously present in your life and that he is watching over you. That's why the highest ethic that we have in Islam is a higher means. Sensitivity really is not really modesty. I know we like traveling that way, and I'm okay with that. It's really that's what it means. High Art means you're just hyper aware that ALLAH SubhanA, Allah is watching you. He's with you. When you're alone, when you're sitting around, he's with you. Who am I? Who am I called to wherever you are, he's with you, not physically, but with his knowledge. subhanho wa taala. With his mercy, mercy, with his compassion with his rulings? Suppose he is there with you. So you're not ever fully alone?
You're never alone, actually, at all, at any point in your life. Because why? Well, who am I going to be? Is this my year, this companionship that his team speaks of here? Subhan, Allah Tala is for everyone at all times.
And that's why I talk a lot comes from that comes from that realization that Allah subhanaw taala was always there. Someone who was here is someone who before they do something, they're reminded,
he's watching and I use what he the blessing he gave me to do is not that's not right. I don't know. So they don't, because they find it hard, knowing that Allah Spondylus is watching them, that he is with them. Oh, Michael, because at the end of the day of judgment, when you just decide to argue away, all of those who are actually there, the cut above those who are writing and documenting your deeds are those who witness things for you from Earth or Earth itself when it speaks about you. And you're like, none of them. They're all liars. And you don't even you don't even accept the testimony of your hands and your feet as they speak. Allah subhanaw taala will speak to you. So I was there
with you. You just didn't.
You just didn't
realize it. I guess. I was there with you the whole time. What are you talking about? Who you lying to?
You can lie to everybody because know who you would like to I was there Well, who knows with you the whole time, this may, as a Muslim, you're under your comprehension of dismay, this companionship of this Presence of Allah Subhanallah is very important. Very, very important. Not only should you understand it, you should make sure that your children do. This is an important piece to explain to children take time and actually playing it slowly. You're never truly alone.
You're never truly alone. Allah Subhan Allah is always there. That's not just scary. I'm not actually, like, I don't even like bringing that up as just a reason for you not to do something wrong out of fear. No, it's very comforting. Actually very comforting. Like the whole point of it is comfort, not fear. Even though we use it for fear most of the time as I did just a second ago. So you don't think that I'm against that. But I think it's more beneficial when you see it as a comforting concept that he's with you subhanaw taala so you're scared, you're abandoned, you're alone, you're struggling, you're suffering you're upset.
He is with you. Subhana wa Tada may you find comfort and peace of heart and mind in that, that Allah subhanaw taala would have will never abandon you. Everyone will. And you may be going through the worst time of your life and you may be suffering from horrific pain and this may actually end in your life may actually end with this and there's no salvation coming in, you're going to die knowing that Allah Subhan Allah is with you every step of the way. And if death is coming, then that death is just you going back to him subhanho data fully, because you're only going back to him partially, spiritually, maybe jingoistic. But once you're done, you're actually you're fully with Allah
subhanaw taala that appreciation, that realisation that recognizing that is very, very comforting. It's very helpful.
I think you just have to speak to people who are in it.
really desperate moments in their lives and realize that Allah subhanaw taala is with them. I think when you speak to people like that you understand it. I honestly hope you never go through it. Or maybe I don't know if I should, I don't know, honestly, I've been through a moment like that in my life that I'm not even comfortable talking about it, quite frankly. But I can tell you, it's a very exacting, a very heavy, heavy, the experience is very difficult. Because
the moment when you need Allah subhanaw taala, you'll find Allah subhanaw taala when you're, when you're completely alone, and you feel like things, that's it, things are over and you're losing all that matters to you. That comfort of knowing that Allah Subhan Allah is there that you're not alone, that there's you know, because lonely, there's nothing uglier than loneliness. And honestly, just keep keep an eye out. Keep an eye out for people like that in your life. Well, like, please do, please be aware of people who are alone. Loneliness is a very, very, it's a debilitating, feeling is horrible, horrible. And a lot of people around us, you know, suffer and suffer on their own. They're
very lonely, and they don't have friends and their friends aren't and they don't know who to go to. Be very aware of people like that. Take time out of your busy day and think of someone who may be alone or lonely. And if you run into them, make sure that you give them some time, and that you offer them something. It's very, very meaningful. It's very important. The Prophet Allah Islam was very keen on this aspect. And we watched over people and he watched out for people and he made sure that those who were alone had companionship that's why the Prophet alayhi salam was bigger. That's why we're big on Jamar. That's why we come to the masjid up together because this togetherness is
important. Because being lonely is not is one of the it's a it's a horrible, horrible thing. It's very, very difficult. But as you growth spiritually in your in your deen, you will more and more realize that you're never fully alone and that Allah is always with you. And at your darkest hour in the worst moment of your life, you'll be able to find comfort in that you'll find comfort in the fact that Allah is with you. And you speak to Allah you can if you if you learn to make Dr. Ramadan taught you to make dua and you know how to read His word and invocate him Subhana wa Tada you'll be able to deal with whatever horrible hand may be dealt to you as time moves on. Nothing I'm telling
you is a guarantee that it will all work out by the way, I am not sitting here and saying you don't know if you know Elizabeth you everything. You may not it may not work out the way you want. It may be actually very, very difficult. It may even be terminal. Maybe this is the end. But you'll be able to deal with this when I'm telling you that realization but who am I command and control this verse knowing it will allow you to deal with it you'll be able to, you'll be able to figure it out. You'll you'll make it through you'll make it through.
That's very important, in my opinion, very important. I actually hope you never actually have to deal with this. But let's speak to people who have and their experiences because you'll find something there that's very meaningful. And the Prophet ALLAH SubhanA talks about that in the Quran, right? He talks about that who will either use a Eurocom filled battery, either going to fill full key
or join it at him very happy but in a very Obeah Jha on our 101 module and cooling mechanic. Nahum Oh, hey Bobby, him da Allah, monthly. See in Allahu Dena and Geeta and I'm in the healing Akula Nemunas, Shakira in Toulouse and another student also ensuited SWAT you find in a few places on the planet, so to room as well. He talks about subhanaw taala when he gives the example of your in your in your in the ocean in the sea, so good is a good example because it's very graphic, you can't really you can imagine it even if you haven't been at sea, you're out at sea, and the ocean gets angry. And it starts throwing the this small ship with the people on it up in the air and, and
you're basically going to drown. And at that moment when you're when you're scared, and the power of nature overwhelms you and you know that there's nowhere to hide anymore. A part of you turns to Allah subhanaw taala a part of you looks for the supreme power. It's just the reflex Allah He doesn't matter what you believe in a part of you at that moment when you feel completely helpless will look for the one that is not you. That's why he's a solid, but is the one that everyone relies on. That's what Samad means a solid means that no one he realized that no one and all rely on him. That's what it is named mean. subhanaw taala. At that moment, you rely on the summer you turn to Him
Subhana wa Tada. The question is, are you able to turn to him earlier? Are you able to realize his presence there earlier? We will find comfort in that earlier. Sometimes it's too late when that when that happens? Okay.
Well, Allah who be my time Aluna will see you and Allah subhanaw taala indeed sees all so he's with you. It's not like he's with you in negligence, or he's with you and he's not aware of what's going on. He sees what's what's going on, he sees it all, the Holy Moly customer, he will earthly what Illa he told me more the sovereignty of the cosmos and the earth belongs to him. And this is describing his sovereignty as a king Subhanallah what are the first one is to Hadith talks about his oneness. He's talking about the fact that there's no one else but him nothing. Nothing is owed to anyone else that he is the concept of monotheism that we have in our deen which is still hate. This
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Session is not just repeating the idea is pointing out the fact of his sovereignty supine, without that he has mulk, you will need to lay love in Hell, where you will need to know how out of your lane, he will have night enter into the day, and they enter into the night, meaning this continuum will happen with no clear moment of transition, it will just happen very, very normally, it will happen naturally, it just kind of works in a synchrony in sync in a harmony that will just continue to move on time. After time, you will need your Laila for now we will run out of elite again seems like their opposite, nobody keeps that it keeps that that globe turning, keeps it keeps it spinning
supine, or whatever, so that this continues to move on, who I'll even be there to do. And he knows that which is inside the chests. Further, as the wisdom or the chest be that you saw the word
meaning he's referring here to pilots to the soul, and the conversations of the soul, the intentions and the thoughts and the assumptions. And the inner talk that's going on.
The thoughts that we have in the feelings and the emotions and the hopes and the the likings and the disliking isn't all that well, I'll leave them with that too. So he isn't saying that he's holding you accountable, but that you're still doing. Now that's different. He's not holding you accountable based on everything that's going on the site, but he's aware of it supine.
When I come in Mr. Clinton was with you wherever you are,
you might not even have a seat, he sees all that you do. And it might be that you're slowly his nose on, he knows what's going on on the inside. You can't, you're an open book to Allah subhanaw taala.
As he looks at us from above subhanho wa Taala we're, we're an open book, there's nothing about us that we can hide.
To me, I only know about you, what you're willing to share with me only know of you what you're willing to kind of open up about. And of course, you have a social persona that you carry, that allows you to exist within a certain status and community.
I do the same. We all do that. That's how we survive. society requires it. Problem is that that's not really who we are, who we are, is a much more complex
being that we're not really willing to share with everyone around us. But Allah subhanaw taala sees that, to him, it's not an issue that you have to give him access or anything easy. So when you speak to Allah subhanaw taala as something aside from that, the conversation is very weird. It's not it's not appropriate mean when you speak to Allah subhanaw data, like you're not that like you are the persona that you carry. Doesn't fit. Why are you talking to me like this? It's like, you, you're talking to me as if you know, things.
You don't I don't know anything. Speak to you. Like I know things.
To Allah, like, I know something. I know nothing. That's my reality. So I speak to a lot. I know nothing. I speak to my wife, I speak to my children. I act like I, I have it all figured out. And everything's me fine. I know exactly what we're doing.
I speak to Allah, I don't know what's going on. I don't know where I'm going. I don't know how there's going to going to end I don't have it figured out. I'm scared as heck every moment is I don't know I don't I'm very uncertain about every other moment. And everything is a struggle. That's my reality. So when I speak to Allah subhanaw taala is if I know something, as if I understood I have things figured out. Whereas if I even it's very unbecoming of the of me because he's like, Well, I can, I can see what are you talking about? Why you're acting like you? Why are you acting? Why are you acting, I tell your children, I keep the act up for your friends. Do not keep the knock
up for me. I leave them with this door. I know exactly what you're thinking what you're feeling? Why don't we just say what you feel when they talk about
stuff like this and Ramadan. And honestly, for sure, it is not like a project that you have to build on, which was very simple. Well, that's the most simple thing that exists in the world. All it is, is just you removing the masks, just taking off the filters and speaking to Allah subhanaw taala with the vulnerability of who you actually are, that's all it is. You do that once and you'll never ever not do it again. You just come to a loss and admit I am not doing well. And it's my it's my doing. It's my fault. I'm not doing well. And I know that I'm not doing well. And I can't believe that I'm even I can't even believe what I'm doing. I can't even believe that I'm treating you this
way or speaking to you in this manner or behaving in the manner that I am I can't believe it but I am and I can't believe you continue to take care of me I don't think I deserve it. I know why don't deserve
when you have that discussion with Allah subhanaw taala things change.
When you speak to Allah subhanaw taala with the reality of who you are because I didn't want to do you don't come and speak to other people that way. Obviously, that's impossible. That's not comfortable at all. And I would not recommend it for anybody here. The moment you open up that langeland up, they see you differently and it's hard to ever get that back
Being vulnerable to other peoples a very specific very delicate thing that you need to be very careful about how you go about it and who you do it in front and when and why and all these questions have been very clear with Allah subhanaw taala it's just
think about it. What is it that you do in prayer? You do sujood you fall to the floor. You said when they talk about the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, the wording that the Sahaba use in in the books of Hadith, Paula Fay the
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element not often use the word, he would stand up somewhere like an amateur until he was calm in his life and film. Yeah, we started. Yeah, he mean, he just he just falls just goes down to the ground. You're taking your, your head, your forehead, you're putting it on the ground. Imagine that the amount of humility that has been imagine what imagine a scenario with someone where you're so indebted to them, or you're so apologetic, or you're so scared that you're willing to take your the most dignified piece of your body and stick it on the ground for them. You shouldn't obviously do that for anybody else. But unless you understand what this is, when you perform just as you would do
you are you're just you're going to the ground. Say I am I am I am the earth, I am less than the Earth. I'm lost. And you're speaking to Allah subhanaw taala in the need. In a sense of of actual I need you. I need you more I'm begging it's beyond begin. Beyond begging. You don't speak to Allah subhanaw taala like you're going to an interview. You're not wearing a
I am put on and I would like to know, you do this when you suit up and it goes back to when you're going to Allah subhanaw taala your faces on the ground.
It's a physical status that should have with it a mental status that is appropriate. When you're speaking to someone with your head on the floor. How do you think should you speaking to them?
How do you speak them formally? You're your faces on the floor. You speak someone formally if you're there's a there's some equilibrium. There's some equality here. There's there's no differential. We're just speaking to be Yeah, but your your face is on the ground. Yep. That's how you're speaking to Allah. Well, I'll make sure that you speak down that way. Make sure you speak to him knowing that he knows exactly what's going on in the inside. There's no reason to lie. There's nothing to hide here. He already sees it. What are you doing? Why are you doing? Why are you denying Why are you not admitting something that's right there. This is a big deal. Take Take care, take time to think about
this because it will make a huge difference in your life. If you're able to do that. And I and once you do that appropriately, and you make dua that way you'll never stop, you'll never stop you'll do. It'll never be needed to remind you'll never, you'll never need to be reminded to do it ever again in your life. Because it'll just it's so therapeutic. And so beautiful, so profound and meaningful when you do it that way. When it's not an issue of I want something and you stop treating it like Aladdin's lamp or you just want something so I'm going to ask for it until I get it. It's a conversation. This is a you're admitting it's an admission it's recognize you're recognizing as
acknowledgement of who you are and who Allah is about that it isn't what you hope for and what you're scared of and what you want to get done. And what you know what little control you have over all of it and what
and once you do that openly with no filters and nothing to hold back it changes your your perspective and it changes your life. Okay? So that's what these verses are these six verses and Hadith are beautiful. I really do hope you'll memorize them well like memorize them and recite them. Because if you ever want if you ever ever unclear or if you are ever unclear about who Allah subhanaw taala is you just recite them to yourself. You just repeat these verses because they describe Allah subhanaw taala majestically it talks about all of his actions and his and his attributes and, and the parts of them that are really important for you to understand his essence
Subhana wa Tada so that you may revere him and exalt Him and have a relationship with them. All through opposites all through things that seem like they're opposites. You meet? Yeah, Miguel, you fill out Maya Hello, Julian Maya Angelou, Vanessa myology Sophia laid off in the house in the Heart of LA.
Oh, well, for her Belton it just goes back and forth saying that nothing's opposite nothing's what it seen it is to you so maybe you need to reevaluate a few things. So we cite verse number seven number seven is the conclusion meaning all this this whole introduction is meant for number seven and number seven will explain the theme of the surah for you he also recite it and explain it to me. No, he was really
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so um you know biller he was truly him so what you're gonna do is this you're going to believe in Allah subhanaw taala as Prophet what other people may merge Allah Quran was Tala fina fee, you're going to spend from that which Allah subhanaw taala and trusted you and made you the steward of this is the actual wording of the verse. So he didn't say spend from your money No, no, no. Put that aside a bit. He's this is much more profound than just the wealth and the dollars in the bank account. He's saying unfill me who has to spend is to give in fact is giving regardless of what you're giving unfiltered you give
gyla co mustafina fee that which he made you must Darla Mustafa means comes from Khalifa Khalifa is the steward I've talked about this too many times I'm not going to bore you with it. We're a hotel we're Khalifa we're stewards towards Mia Khalifa means someone who's responsible for something on behalf of someone else. So most of the levena fee means spend or give from that which I entrusted you with that which I gave you and made you responsible for on my behalf. So what is he talking about? Everything he's talking about everything that you are given that you're entrusted with that you have the ability to give from whether that is your bank account, or its knowledge or it's time
or its expertise or his passion or its emotion or its dedication or it's just giving an ear whatever it is what do you got give it
what is it that you have well I know that what what you have something What do you have gift from it give from a hidden say give all of it season one and people will remember gift from it because this is the balance in order for them to work the symbolic part piece of this you have to um you know, biller he was truly there has to be the spiritual aspect of belief in Allah and His Prophet. Your heart has to be connected with them to be that connected that spiritual connection, and then you have to give a materialistic piece comes in need to give what you have to give. Well, I have whatever it is, whatever it is that you have to give, give it sometimes it's as simple as getting
the Prophet alayhi salam does sometimes you just smile. Sometimes you have nothing to give, besides just maybe a kind word. Just a word of encouragement for someone just to kind of compliment that's all you got. You have nothing else you are bankrupt. You have no
let's say you're Yeah, I have no skill set at all. No education, you have no time. You're no wealth.
You can say a nice word.
You can say something nice, you have something you always have something to give.
You always have something to give and the worst your life becomes the more you give, or take that as my biggest as the rule. You're right. It's in the Quran. It's not it's not my rule. I'm not going to claim that I made this up, the worse things are for you. The more you give, the more you give, not the less the more you give more.
It gets darker you give more you're struggling more you give more you just keep on giving up. And Allah subhanaw taala will will sort things out for you just keep on giving never you never stop. This is the balance that sorts of headin um, you know, you believe in Allah and His Prophet. Yes. Now Allah illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah I said it.
And people give from what from my well, they don't have money. No, no, no, I didn't say well, he said magia Hola. Como esta La Vina fee.
The wording is majestic. Because it's taking you back to the fact that you're calling for your steward, you're responsible, you're a caregiver, your caregiver, you're accountable responsible to give from that which you are given the responsibility of give whatever you're entrusted with whatever it is, whatever it is, why, why should I do this ballerina and oming Kumar and Falco, a junkie those who believe and give are going to have a great reward
Then he sells it a little bit more in case the first six verses of his of his Oh mightiness of his divineness subhanaw taala wasn't enough. In case those first six verses weren't enough he's well, man, I mean when a biller and why what's wrong why wouldn't you believe in Allah? Why wouldn't you do this? Well, my student we are only two men who will be able to become Maka, Anita kakum in country meaning and the Prophet continues to call you to for you to understand your Lord. And the covenant was taken from you a long time ago, if you want to believe the covenant was taking a long time ago.
What covenant with Booker in Benny oedema Mutombo, who read him the reata home wash header whom Allah fusi him alleged to be Rob become our rubella Shahina and Taku yo Malkia Mati in Hakuna and head of our feeding otaku in nema. shanaka herba. Emil Pablo, welcome another three year term embody him ever to be mafatlal Mobile balloon, Allah subhanaw taala. I took the covenant from them how to use them. And all of those will descend from him innately on a level that we are subconsciously our love of our subconsciousness that He is our Lord. And we accepted that is why it's why the reflex of a human being is to look for meaning. Why your reflexes are human beings you look for meaning you
look for God. Now you may find that you may not depending on how fortunate you are and what thought process you apply to it. And maybe your personal experience is everyone's May Allah subhanahu guide our hearts and the hearts of our brothers and sisters. See, I mean, we're only guided and we're only sitting here because Allah subhanaw has been very generous with us that we're guided. Some people don't find it they get lost. They get lost they look for it. Everyone does. Everyone has to answer the question everyone has to send an aid because there's a subconscious part of us we know there's something there. So we look for meaning we look for an explanation we look for a purpose we look for
we look for someone who's in charge we look for some we look for something we're all searched for something but that's why this conversation within the human race never ends have meaning and purpose and Patty and divineness and and accountability and all that goes on everyone's comes to a different conclusion at the end but but it's there because Allah Subhanallah put it there and in this sutra he's bringing it up because I myself am I took your covenant a long time ago. If you're going to be believers, just go back to what you know exists already on the inside is going back to what you already know you have
who are lazy, this is the last verse and this with this insha Allah who will lead the university to Allah I believe he Yeah, timber unit. He is the one who descended upon his servant upon the prophets of Allah Hadees Salam Yeah, it's in the you know, clear signs are clear versus either either way that doesn't make a difference. But however you want to translate this, this word is fine, then with a city and explain it in both ways, and both ways are completely acceptable. He's the one who descends upon his servant, clear signs and clear verses, so that he may remove you from a state of darkness to a state of enlightenment, the holy Jacome so he can extract you and pull you out of your
darkness and too late
in Allah Indeed, Allah Miko regarding you specifically, Laura guna Rahim is extremely kind is extremely tender, is extremely loving and extremely compassionate towards you. He's always been that, which is why he descended this upon His Prophet. He's why he descended upon His servant to remove you. The point of this is that you're removed that you and I go again another opposite bromance and nor darkness, and enlightenment is a transition that takes time. You want to see it, just study the profit, it is thought to us that is life and look at the Sahaba and watch them and watch their trajectory watch their
evolution as a human being go from one state to the other from one way of spot from one worldview to another, and then watch their behaviors and watch their commitments in Washington vacation, watch how they live their lives later, and how their lives ended. And you'll see how they were removed from buruma. To everything's explaining here, subhanaw taala serves that one purpose, to remove you from the state to understand it, which is why this tool is important. Because the store is trying to explain look, you want to be removed from this state to the other. You need to understand a little bit about how you're going to deal with the materialistic piece and how you're gonna do the
spiritual. It started off the first command, both spiritual Aminullah here what I saw a materialistic and fearful they're not talking about consumption, not talking about cause he's saying Islam is going to be practiced via these two things. It's going to be practiced through acts of spiritual attachment. It's going to be practiced through giving materialistically from what you have, and if you fail to do either than it doesn't work. That's where the verses later I want you to read them until I see you and Jani and a few months or a month and a half after Ramadan. You're going to talk about well Monaco Mala trophy, why don't you my answer, give and they say
is a live stream of income the people who gave before that before the conquering of Mecca are not like those who gave after
saying, let's say two people gave 200 dinar right back then it was no dollars back then D No one gave it right before the conquering of Makkah one gave it after conquering of Mecca. It's the same materialistic act, here's 100 200 denote he gave it to somebody, but they're not the same. Because there's a spiritual aspect that's different. Because the first one did it before the current one. It was scary when it was difficult when there was uncertainty when still things had not worked out. And the other one did it after the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had already gotten Mecca back and is now the ruler of Arabia. So giving is easy because now you're you're a part of something strong so you
have that confidence. So even though it's the same amount of money materialistically the same spiritually it isn't. One of them is much heavier in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala and that's why the sutra starts to kind of break down this aspect for you. It's all you it's not just what you do with why you do it and how you do it. You need to put them both together. If you just one of them is not there is the whole thing doesn't work. I'll end with that inshallah. We'll see you next week in the week after and hopefully I have prepared for you like a to motivating them about Peter mobile sessions. So please come and attend and bring friends and people who would like to find their way
back right before Ramadan. I think inshallah we'll try and we're gonna try and do this together and walk this path in sha Allah Tada together and and find the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala together. I hope that was a benefit. So Allah Allah said that Muhammad didn't want earlier was like, which means I can look into this