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Tafseer Surat AlAhzab #08
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam rubberduck. And so you know, what have you been hammered?
So the students, we are at
you recited up to number 20. Last last week. Today we'll continue on from number 21.
We will, and if we're lucky today that may be able to finish the story of Eliza within the surah may be able to finish the actual story of the Battle and move on to the second or third. Sorry, move on to the third segment of supercollider. Don't talk about something a bit different.
Equally as rough equally as awkward equally as difficult to talk about to blossom gives you no break, you move from one difficult situation to the other, to the next move from one hard Yani topic from one difficult subject to one that's equally difficult, and awkward from a different angle, though. It's like Subhanallah, the sort of studying all these different topics just from different just from different perspectives, that's all sort of being a physical one, being a fear for life, right. And that's, that's probably the most extreme of all. So the sooner was called, you know, after it, because any other fear, once you compare it to the fear of losing your life becomes
trivial. Right? In the moment, you know, you compare any fear to the loss of your soul, I mean, you actually dying like physically dying, everything becomes much more simple. So if you're driving a car one day, and you're totally unhappy about your life, you hate everything about it, you hate your family, you hate your wife, you hate your kids, you hate your job, you hate your relationships, you hate everything. And then you have an accident, and you barely make it, your perspective changes dramatically. You walk away with a different in your family sees you differently, they treat you differently, everyone speaks differently. Why? Because you almost died, or what happened is that
you're the same person, nothing will change regarding the situation, it the circumstances that you were unhappy about previously, you were not changed. What changed is that your perspective changes, so does there's once life is being put on the on the line, everything changed the way we view everything we think or perceive life and our level of appreciation of everything goes just different. So the Surah, the first so the first segment of the surah was a was an introduction and an opening the first page and then after that the second segment was the story of an asset that we've been studying for the last two, three weeks. And this study will probably conclude today,
maybe next time, if I don't have if I don't, I'm very slow when it turns comes to running in these days. But if not, it's just too much. But, but it's the longest by far it's two and a half pages of just talking about one one incident was the event was the Battle of 100 of the trench.
And how difficult it was 10,000 People from all over Arabia ganging up for the first time different religions, different tribes, different backgrounds, different races even in the way that the Arabs seen at least never before it's never happened before that they have a common cause. It just happened to me that that common cause was to destroy the Muslim Yani country they and a small city of yesterday now the people inside are Yanni
innovative enough and smart enough to actually try something totally weird and totally new and awkward never done before and they and they dig a five kilometer trench around the city then everyone and everything comes to a halt because no one no one's prepared for this there's no strategy there's no game plan there's nothing for this right but still on the other side of this trench is 10,000 people fully armed with horses and all the all the all the all the arsenal that you can possibly imagine and on the other side is barely 1500 warriors, most of them very poor, most of them many of them sick, not enough food not enough armor and Yars they don't actually defend
themselves it's a very very difficult it's probably when you look at it from the perspective of the Muslims as an as a as a country like the Muslim country not talking about the Muslims before Yanni Medina no no, we kept because before Medina was different it was individual struggle. We were Muslims over individually struggling all over the place there was really no it was hard to organize and we just had to hold each other just give ourselves each other emotional moral support but in Medina was a country there was only a system and this was probably the most difficult situation that ever been through.
You're being threatened
it's not your political systems being threatened no the whole existence is being threatened. It was one thing for me to take the money away or take the house away from me to come and kill everyone just destroy everything no that's that's an extreme right and that's what this is what he was talking about and that's why I the study that we talked about last time and time before are so focused on the emotional and ethical and interpersonal response he's talking about them with with the Muslims thought and felt they had assumption was Aluna Bella Luna and then talking about the moon I forget what they said and then how others you know encouraged each other Loki let's leave
god there's no point of staying here. We're not gonna win this. You have to go
And so the eyes actually asked me for permission. And then some of them after actually leaving after they were told, and they were, they gave their pledge and they gave their word and they give the covenants that they would stand by the profit some of them and they would defend them and the medina defend the Muslims and they left.
And then one more symbolist Maga says and had they and had the
the Confederates actually crossed the trench, these people wouldn't have stood anyway, they would have run now they didn't run, they didn't actually do totally Amasa didn't do it. But had the Confederates made it over they would have this is within Allah subhanaw taala is Yanni divine knowledge, even though they didn't do it, which is very scary that Allah Subhan he points out something that you didn't do but would have done had it had a situation come and exposed a weakness or exploit a weakness that you carry.
Last time the focus was on a word within those who hold others back those who discourage others from doing something good just because they don't have the will or they don't have the ability or the courage to actually do it. But the animal lover and within I mean, come with me and me who Ernie him Hello, may Nina, the ones who tell their brothers come come join us in our in our decision of sitting behind and waiting for things to happen come Allah Subhan Allah knows about them. And he knows that they are not willing to fight except a bit. They don't have the will anyways, they had this was something they had always thought about that they were really never, they were really never
serious when they about defending or fighting. When they gave their word. It was never a serious pledge. They just didn't think they were going to be put.
put to the test. You know what I'm saying here? Sometimes you're asked, Will you do this? You're like, yeah, yeah, I'll do it. I'll do it. But in your mind, like it'll never it'll never happen. That's not gonna happen. It just I'm saying yes. Because it's not gonna happen. Like, what are the odds of this happening? Then it happens and you're presented with a situation that you pledged and you said you would do something less but you take a specific stance and now now you have you have debt and you don't want to you had never had the intention in the first place. You just said yes. Because you didn't think it was gonna go on. That happens a lot in life by the way. Going through
your personal choices and your personal promises. Many things we say we say with the any hidden intention that it's not gonna happen.
I'm not gonna do it because not gonna happen, but I'll say that I'll do it. Because you know, it's probably not gonna happen, but what happens if it does? What I do know, Colleen and it wouldn't stand if it happens at the bid. Their pledge was was empty to begin with. Actually had an ally can be very selfish, be extremely selfish, selfish towards you in the way they treat you. They don't want you want low hair to come to you. They want no goodness. We are hopeful. And then Fado. belco Folsom,
talks about fear coming in fear of going live as a person. Because during during times of battle, sometimes you're extremely fearful. And sometimes you're less fearful people will go it's like waves waves of fear that come and go. When they're fearful. You can see them sitting there the fear is apparent in their eyes you look at the prophets, I send a message to tell him why did you do this? Why'd you bring all these people among upon us, while you cause this to happen? To do Who are you room to let the yoga anti human and mold if they're going to fate, the fate of death they are so scared of what's happening.
In the moment, there's no more fear selaku Come VLC net in Hida actually had an added layer and they started you know, giving all the all the sermons of courage of how they stood by the Muslims and they they held their word and they didn't turn their backs and they deserve as much bounty as everyone else and no one noticed was braver than them
they're so selfish want to make sure that no one gets more than them even though they know deep inside he did nothing. He did nothing for the economy. No indeed those they did not really believe. Yes, they said Leila and Allah
entered Islam but they didn't really believe for help Allah who I'm alone so Allah subhanaw taala night rendered their deeds worthless be very very scared from these Yanni but words in the Quran you will find them in certain surah is repeated many times
the concept about the Allahu Allah home that you could do something you could you could perform a deed and then Allah subhanaw That could render it You worthless, meaning no weight is given no weight is put in the scale, you'll McCammon does nothing. It's like a like a tiny bubble. And you're wondering, I that was indeed I spent hours doing that or days or years doing this. I thought I was gonna get something for it. No, you got nothing for it. Why? Because there's something wrong inside because the basis of it or the or the intention of it, or the way that it was it was practice. What kind of any kind of Allah you see. And that was easy. Yes.
Let me humble, you're so scared that when they're told the Confederates have left it like No, they haven't left. You're lying to me. You're lying. They didn't leave yet.
No, they love their guns. We can we can emerge. No, no, no.
That's how scared they are. When you actually had the Confederates come. You have a doula who's doing that fill out Rob. They will
Wish at that point it could be somewhere far away with the Bedouins in the in the middle of Arabia yes Aluna and Amber equal where they're asking about your what happened what's happening to you so what happened to the Muslims oh they got destroyed Oh too bad what oh kind of equal math parts and clean and had they been amongst you they wouldn't have fought except that they wouldn't have done anything see what even Allah subhanaw taala does not say that they're fully fully useless. Allah to point out will not say about these people about those who are more within and those who are more clean and those who live in if you couldn't be humbled he doesn't talk about them and say they are
completely useless. No he says no, they they would have hesitated they wouldn't have hesitated but it's it's a bit they wouldn't have met him it's there's still a bit of it in there somewhere it's not full never generalize known as as human beings and Muslims specifically you don't generalize on people don't say that would never do anything is no why would you know there's no kid from Sir What are you talking about? How do you know there's no question from someone you don't know that? Allah subhanaw taala he talks about those who who basically turned their back and the most important moment for the prophets I send them he talks about them in law Kalida they wouldn't have done much
except a bit they were done a bit there were good there would have been a bit of faith from them. Objectivity being objective, being objective that's a big deal. We like sometimes we lack the skill to be objective and we let our emotions overcome the way we view something we see something we like it so everything about it is good. Or we see something we hate and then everything about it is bad.
I always say that I need you know how the
All cars are different measuring tools. They have these
pieces of metal that go from zero to 100 kind of bag but depending on I feel like they're Muslim is broken inside. So it doesn't really it's not very either hit zero or 100 We don't have it can't it can't go in the middle. If you if you ever seen an old Korean car like an old one that's something to know any malfunction that they have it will go from either won't work at all or just go immediately and we have the same thing either we hate something so we hate everything about it. It is just it is horrible. Nothing's good or everything is good as it can make a mistake when we do that about people a lot too. If you like the shampoo Oh, he can never make a mistake. Everything he
says is right everything and that is where he is. And if you don't like the ship everything is bad there's nothing he did no hate in his life not once nothing good. Why? Why do we why is that? We do that with people we do that with ideology that with? With countries you do that with almost everything. We have this zero or 100 syndrome? No, it's usually somewhere in the middle. I mean most most things in life are somewhere in that gray area in the middle. Yeah, and in general.
Sometimes the good will beat the bad and the bad will beat the good look for the good and discard the bad look for the good taken then whatever you don't like just leave it you don't have to touch it.
Not everything that these people did was they were all evil no end up Polina there would have been a bit bullyland Arabic by the way, it means on 10%.
From a linguistic perspective, and the word kalila is used in Arabic, he was wrong. 10% So they 90% more uncommon. There was 10%. That was alright. And it was still failing them. Maybe maybe the focus we should have is on that. Maybe 10%. That's good. You can take someone and say everything about them is bad, but they must be 10% in their goodness, maybe look, maybe focus on that. Or else you are what you're doing, because I'll start in. The second is you are seeing that had you been there that day. Because the whole point of studying this, these I had, by the way to literally desire and we all judge those people who made these mistakes and said to the Luna Bella Luna AIB show how rude.
I top assumptions about Allah. Oh, they said that they want to leave How rude. Oh, they actually left because disgusting. Oh, they wouldn't have fought Oh, that's horrible. How do you know that on that day, you would have done any difference? How do you know without what? Tell me the battle that you fought in? Give me Give me the evidence that you show me that you were in a situation similar to this and how you stood your ground? Show me and then I'll say okay, maybe even then it'll just be a 50 50%? I don't know. They'll get you did it once. I can even except me one day? I don't know. But how do you know? How could you make the judgment? How could you make the call that no, no. Had I
been there that day? I would have definitely been the idea like I don't even know your name or Saudi bin Mohammed. Mohammed was my No. How do you know you don't know this? No one knows these things. So why do we judge them so quickly?
Be careful, you don't know. And since you don't know, maybe don't judge them. Ask Allah subhanaw not to expose your own sins, and your own weaknesses, work on fixing them and maybe focus on the goodness that you see and others will no item this is because we're supposed to take from these and prepare yourself. You will be asked one day to perform something that you don't really like. When do you put in a situation that's a bit difficult. It's hard. It's not easy to follow the word of Allah subhanaw taala Will you do it loose till you deal with all the diseases within your own hearts and all the problems that you carry? You deal with them strongly, properly enough so that in sha Allah
when you're presented with a problem similar to this, you have the ability to be I need to do to do to make the right choice and do the right
They are not. Alright, so we'll start now with plan number 21 One of the most important and influential I attend the whole Quran I purposefully stopped last time at 22 that we would read 21 today and have some time to explain inshallah the meaning of it so we started 20 minutes with
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in the locker room indeed there has been for you feel Rasulillah within the character of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the messenger of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada indeed there has been for you with endless hula within Rasulillah, Salam Sweatcoin, Hassan. Now, the word hasn't from it is taking the derivative sound which is excellence. And from it is everything that is good, it is the root of everything that is good on every level. So when you say something is Hessen, then it is good. It is just good news. How is it good in every way it is good. There's really no, we're not
discriminating in terms of how was how good it is. Now what is different play it means that goodness is coming to you.
Goodness is going to someone does something to you need to take has that means the nature of something is good. You know, we talked about the nature of something we don't say it's clear, we say it's Hessen what happened, the result of that nature is going to be higher. So there's a difference here in terms of the linguistics. So the nature of something, if it's good, it's Huson the effect the result of that is going to be higher, right because the goodness that will spread or affect others that's what hired means. But something naturally being good. We're gonna we're gonna describe it in Arabic gonna say it's Hessen. I mean, there's nothing bad about it. Now the word huzzah means
in Arabic, it means idol. Or it means role model, or it means example one of those three words, but there has to be some understanding of the difference between this word and the word. In Arabic, when you hear that we use the word Paduan. What that means is that this person is a role model for you or an example for you in a certain field. Right, you want to become a writer. So you take a role model for yourself, a great author, someone who you like the way that they write, you take Shakespeare and you want to become a poet as good as he, but you will not follow Shakespeare and the way that he lived his life. You're not going to live your social life the way he lived it because it was a mess.
That means he's a coder, meaning he is an example for you. And only one field if you're if you're an athlete, you look at a certain player within the sport you play that you like the way he plays, and you learn to play using the technique that this player uses, you will not go in and study every aspect of this player's life and try and imitate it. But when you say the word huzzah in the Arabic language, it means someone that you can is a role model and everything. When you look at every aspect of this person's life and you follow, you don't discriminate. It's all everything that they do is something that you would want to imitate in and duplicate. And that's the difference between
me and Alyssa. So foodwatch you can have many, you can have many produits as many as many examples of role models within fields such significant fields as you want in every field in your life. Choose someone that has really done well and learn all the skills and try to do as they did or imitate them, but you will only have one
and only one person whom you follow, whom you follow fully in everything that they and you need that you see art was what is Muhammad Rasool Allah, who was his
some ally Salam.
Here's a quiz question Who was his
Bro, he, he's always Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. So, there's always going to be, there's always gonna be someone for you to follow someone to be similar to someone to live up to their, to their standard. And sometimes sometimes you can exceed that standard, you can do better. And that's why Muhammad Rasul Allah
is the best of humanity. He had a role model as well, when we exceeded and now we take him as a role model we try, we can't exceed but we try to be as close as we can try to be as good as we can ensure he's a certain hustler. He is the best example. He's example that is by nature only fire, there's only goodness in it. And everything, every aspect that you follow, you will find it. It's interesting that this idea would come here. I mean, this is a big part of being a Muslim. Correct. Like what I just talked about to you every you didn't hear it you didn't hear right now, anything new to you. Everything you heard, you've heard many, many times before, you probably raised with the
same concepts that yes, we follow Rasulullah sallallahu. I mean, everything and everything that he teaches and everything that he does, everything that makes him who he is also to us. Where do we get that from as Muslims, we got it from desire. This is like the monument, just the anthem, it is the most important idea that we have that talks about that specific issue or that gives that mentality and make sure that that principle is there. So if you ask someone, why do you fall Rasulullah? Why are you like us to do this one? Luckily, to kind of get confused.
Because we were told two years are the best role model for all of us. We were supposed to take him as a role model and is our example everything that he does it.
And the question is just how how did you get to why was it here? Why is this?
It's a very interesting, it's a very interesting perspective that this outcome here, we weren't called to follow him some Eliza them in a sewer that talked about issues of ease, or have even just normal circumstances, when the sooner I told a story, that was by far the most difficult time for Muslims within their yani 23 years span of his life, some of those elements of his prophecy.
23 years he was a prophet. So I said, um, this was the most difficult the single most difficult moment for the Muslims as a group within those that comes up at Canada, confederacy Lagos with an asset. You want to follow him, look, look how he behaved on the day of his job. Look, what you want to learn from him learn from him that day. Because that's when the true character of people is produced, produced and is presented.
Isn't that why, whenever whenever you because there's no thing we say if I tell you deal with someone, like yes, I know. He's my friend. And then they personally they hit you with pubs, right? They they Yeah, but you don't really know him. If you're not his neighbor, you didn't travel with him or you didn't, you know, buy and sell with them. And you feel like yes, he hit him. Yeah, I use something from the dean. And you have cornered this person. Where did this come from? Where did this mentality come from that you have to in order for you to know someone, you have to go through certain certain circumstances with that person. See, this is where this is where it comes from.
Let's see we were told to follow in the footsteps of Rasulullah. Let's take him as our WUSA. He's our role model and everything in everything.
And the day of I'm specifically, that's when I look at him, because that's when the true colors of everyone was first presented. Everyone's True Colors showed that day. That's why the suit is hard to talk about. Because because a lot of the Sahaba didn't, didn't behave perfectly that day. And there's nothing wrong with that. They're human, they found flaws in themselves and they fix those flaws and they became better and he became more of the Allahu Anhu one of the one who just fine, but it was a difficult day and abroad out of balloon. It brought up the assumptions in the Quran. And that's not me speaking with the client said, whatever, no one ever lay alone everyone at
assumptions. Anyone everyone's like, what is
I got Allah said he was gonna make sure we're taking care of you're gonna be victorious at the end, or what is this? There's 10,000 people on the other side of a hole. We dig a hole and there's 10,000 people over there. They can literally just see it stampede through us when they're not sure any more than when they break the covenant and they start they start pledging against the Muslims and it seems like everything's gonna come crashing down within a day, within 24 hours is all gonna end. So they had assumptions. And then all the diseases in the heart start to move around. And they start to wonder maybe, maybe my I didn't Allah who was suited who left hoorah. Maybe everything that we were
promised by Allah and His Prophet is just an illusion. It's all a lie is that this is what the Quran says. Listen to the Quran is what the brain is telling us. On that day.
Take your focus directed towards Rasulullah and learn from him. Because when you learn from him, so you can be like him, because with all of that, and all this fear, with all the the poverty with the hunger with a difficulty with the threatening, he stood his ground, so all of a sudden, he held his head high. He was he was he had composure, some of us had steadfastness he was he was confident he was and he had leadership
If you had confidence in Allah subhanaw taala, as well, you should persevere is your patience. He didn't lose his temper. He didn't start any blaming people. He didn't start hating on people, you start thinking of a second stranger went away. Right, he didn't start accusing people of making mistakes. Now that I saw some fleet exactly the same way, what you will find about himself myself, if you want to learn really, is that no matter where you put him, he's a same person. Regardless of the circumstance, it's very, it's very interesting. We don't notice this, because we grew up with it. So we stopped seeing and it becomes the only something that we don't pay attention to. We're
different people based on circumstances, you just don't see it about yourself. Ask your wife or ask your brother as someone who knows you, though. Yeah, yeah, he everyday, you're different than the guy last year different than his differences. I think it's fair to say, you're studying this person who's the same ethically and in terms of his ethics, and in terms of his of his principles, none of his behaviors, they don't change. He's always the same, whether he is rich or he is poor, or whether he is Jani well nourished, or he's hungry, whether he's tired, or he's energetic, whether he's happy or sad, whether he's in a good time of his life or a bad time. It was like whether he's young or
old, or he's a leader, or he's being oppressed or doesn't make a difference. He's a father, he's a husband, he's, he has a kid, he loses a kid, he loses a friend, he has them, you find him the same sort of license? How do you sell to somebody is impeccable, ethically, the same person, nothing changes him and his circumstances don't affect him. They don't change who he is, he stays the same person. And that is so rare amongst human beings. It's so rare even for us to even think about being like that circumstances don't change us. You really believe circumstances don't change you. Who are you kidding? Who are we kidding here, of course, there consensus changes they do all the time. But
the stronger you are as a person, the more character you have, the more Eman you have, the more understanding of faith the more the more strength or inner strength, the
the less you'll change. When circumstances change, the less you'll change.
And you'll be similar to him some of the audios. On the day of awesome, I told you the story when Joe Buck comes until he knows and will come in at noon for three days
on insulin dosing, and by the way, he would go everyone, so you would have your part, maybe if you were there at the day, you would be a part of their 60 groups. Each group has 25 people, a leader and 24 people and they would all they had to
dig a certain area, there's your area, dig it, well make sure that the rubble is all on the on your side, make sure that it's high enough, make sure that it's it's wide enough, deep enough luck, make sure you take care of it, if you don't take care of it, you're gonna be defending it. So you're the first person to be killed that day. So if you do this, if you if you if you don't really do the job, well, you're gonna die. You're the first person to everyone works hard to the profit slice LM has the 60 groups, 25 people, he had 25 people each group,
he would be standing on Java, looking at the end, you were looking at the 100 making sure that everyone's doing their thing. And then he would go and he would work with each group every single day. Yeah, I mean, Traba like he could TV, he's gonna listen, I'm carrying carrying dirt now. And it was just the hardest part is to put all the rubble and all the dirt and all the rocks, put them in a bag, put them on your bag, and then go up. Yeah, I need to go three meters up and then put it properly to come down again. And he was how old he was. He's exhausted. I'm at this point. He's the fifth year of digital.
How old is he? No. So he's around.
He's what? He's 58. He's 58 satellites. And then he's not he's not a kid. He's not young, I used to them. And you'd work 15 minutes with these people to bring up the morale then he would leave them and go work with another group. Everyone would get like an a half hour rest restaurant or an hour break. And he doesn't have time to give breaks you have to work 15 hours because he has to go to each group every day to strengthen their morale. So y'all know taco Allah, and he cooked the Roma and he would sing.
Yeah, and he's not seeing in terms of an eating should we the only place we haven't or not only pleased but the guy in the part of Siena where we have the most evidence in the most narrations of song and insured and chance was during Eliza
even even the poet was quite so the buffets I sent that Allah I say something. Everyone's just working quietly. So he was your Allahu Manola intimated Dana. We're not gonna what else Elena Zielinski in Atlanta. Elena was Latina in Nevada Deontay Wilder, you know, so he's saying
and the Prophet SAW Selim is saying every time he would say something the prophets I said I'm gonna say the last letter. So if he said any
so let's just say the last word just to get everyone on here interested. And then Yanni
he would try and say something and he didn't know what a rhyme I think so there was no rhyme or he couldn't he couldn't he couldn't say poetry that was he was a poet and he wasn't his thing. So he tried to say Allahu Mata Asia in LA he would follow Jaime long father Well, Maha was all messed up. That was I would laugh because there's no there's no rhythm to it. I took it for what we can
Say it, but they're kind of giggling because he's not doing it right. Yeah, he doesn't know how to do the rhyme some of them. I don't know if he didn't know how or if he chose not to. Somebody said that he chose not to do it. And I think that's a different that's a discussion for a different day, I believe so lifestyle and many times, we got it on purpose, make sure he didn't know how to do something. And he would, he would, he would not try to master it. So that he would like leave certain areas for other people to master. Do that with your son Don't be the nodal person with your kid. Yeah, you'll break his spirit if you know everything more than him that he feels like it's
useless. Find something that you You're horrible at. Right? And so I don't know teach me and the love and teach you and He will feel Yeah, honey, you'll see your muster up this the spirits in this in this person and, and you'll be going and getting material and you don't want to learn it. But yeah, just for the for the benefit to the prophets. I didn't know Beaudry. And I'm pretty sure he knew how to put a rhyme together. But just because I don't know who I am. We put you make the white so that the Sahaba would find something that they could so they could relate to him if you're if you're if you're perfect that everything if you're better than someone at everything, they're less
likely to want to spend time with you because they feel there's an inferiority complex. So they don't want to be there. Make sure you're not you know, showing off and everything maybe a few things I don't know how to do this. I don't want to touch this is not my thing. Even if you did even if you feel like it's simply learn it and they don't learn it just don't let them do it.
It's better that way. So Allah Holly's like you said I'm working everyday putting in shirt making poor people anywhere joking with people. Jabra comes in sales and girls will Allah come eat to meet? You haven't eaten in three days. faithless Allah Selim Why do you want me to eat alone? For color until GB bring your friend over? katakana? Why don't I just mean obika?
Alright, fine. Amara is really it's the irony of a bowl of barley and a piece of chicken that is this biggest save enough for you. We also have Allah and again, even your small stomach, it's not good enough for you. For just a few of us. It is noticing. So the problem is I'm bringing the army
and unknown story. So there is like there's no
he was joking with joke with the Sahaba because everyone was down to morale was down. They were scared. What you should take from this point of studying is the battle of exam is huge. It will take Guinee five, six lessons to go through the whole thing. But I'm not interested in going on stories. But I'm interested in you reading what the Quran is talking about. The Quran left out a lot of stuff and focused on certain things
that we recited, focused on the personal and emotional and psychological stance when you're presented with fear, how you react to it, how you're supposed to react to it, how the wrong people reacted to and as we said last time today will tell you how they, how they just were supposed to react to it. And then we're ALLAH SubhanA, bless them with certain things were left out and we would learn what's the most important thing we learned? Look at Canada, comfy. Rasulillah who's watching. Don't forget who to look at. Your focus should be it'll suit Allah. So listen. Now, that's a big problem. Because
maybe someone in their 40s can do it. But when you're in your 40s, and you're still late, you need people in their teens and early 20s. To have the focus on Rasulullah solexa. They want to look like him. They want to dress like him. They want to speak like him. They want to think like him, they want to walk like him. They want to live like Him. They want to be like Him, they want to be with him sort of like him. And if that's not the case, then we're it's just a loss. The whole the whole deal is just a lose lose deal. It's a waste of everyone's time. It's a waste of everyone's time. If if the understanding the relationship or the comprehension of the relationship that we have with
with Rasulullah saw him is not clear it's a waste of everyone's time. The focus is always him Malia's thought was soon as Muslims were looking at him we're trying to listen what he tried to understand how he used to think and how we used to behave and what he used to do and we tried to be exactly like him some of them
not just walk in His footsteps if you have a stick put your stick exactly where he puts his stick is I'm gonna walk exactly like him put your stick exactly where he does some Allah Allah wa salam
ala Rasulillah sweatin hacer now, there is the ultimate example and role model for you within Rasulullah. Look at him on that day. Look at the hope he brought the Sahaba on that thing. He would come and they were trying to there's a big boulder in the middle of a trench a big enough for for a horse to jump on and jump onto the other side. That's how big it was. It was so big and Isabeau were whacking at it within they were getting weak and tired. It took 10 days for them to dig this from 10 or 15 days. This is towards the last few days. And they were they were done. They couldn't stand anymore. The sun is burning their Yani their skin. They can't do this anymore. And this is a boulder
they can't move it. They can haul it they can't break it. They can't they can't do anything to it. So the Prophet saw him on his daily going from one place to the other he comes he finds a group just standing around this rock that this boulder and they don't know what to do. So it will take the axe analyze them and he will say Bismillah Allahu Akbar when he would walk it
swans, and Yanni, when middle hits pure rock, you get a bit of a spark. There was a big one for God Allahu Akbar Arani Allahu phots, Hubble's Temodar in Vertis. Allah Subhana Allah has showed me the Persian Empire file falling is done, the Persian Empire is gone soon it will be yours. And of course, some of them have seen the example of the eye looking right.
this person at the beginning the actual person and player or you mean maybe a different? Many Hola, Bismillah Allahu Akbar at wacking again and another Spark, Allahu Akbar, Ronnie Allahu Fatah room. There, oh, my god, Emperor has fallen. And then do it again. And Allah Allahu Akbar, Yemen, Yemen had a big was a part of the Persian Empire didn't fall into
And this wasn't empty hope, by the way, doesn't help just tell it just it were failing. But all of us have hopes that we die with a smile on our face, there's no no hope that inshallah things are going to get better because we're working towards it. Because we're building something because we're actually working together. He said he gave hope when he was as he was working. So I said, an MD and Nate achieved the goal. That's when he brings hope they'll bring home if you're sitting around. If your son was sitting around, already gave up long time ago, don't don't bring Oh, please don't, don't talk about that. And talking about it when you're working when you're on the field and working
doing that, because that proves that you actually have hope. Because the moment you enter you bump into reality, it's hard to maintain hope.
If you're working with you,
if you're working with individuals, if you're working with youth and working with people every day you're talking and listening and teaching it's hard to maintain hope or lie It's hard to maintain hope. It's very difficult any coming out it's very hard to maintain hope to say no inshallah things are going to get better than if you're the only one do stand up to Allah, it's very hard. Is there anybody that had to put effort into and inshallah get better? It's so hard because what you see every day when you deal with what you hear is to saying, This is how it is but how is it gonna get better? It's not gonna. But he had hoped so I said them and in the midst of the most difficult
situation, in the midst of them was difficult situation, he brought hope some allies, he brought confidence to us Ohama he brought strength, inner strength and outer strength, calmness, and trust within Allah subhanho wa taala.
And that's very rare in this situation, because they look at him. So I send them here and look at him and look at him in detail. But don't look at the hammock. So it's the same, his same guy. You can't go wrong with him on its own set of terms of his character. But how would we know that that character was real? Had there not been a day? Like? Are you saying I'm saying? How would you know that that character was genuine? If a day like that didn't exist? Because you can easily see, yeah, you see it? You're acting like a good Muslim, but we don't know what you will if you've ever been tested? Or not. Right? Like you don't know. I'm gonna just I'm just running my mouth. You have no
idea. I don't even know Hello, Ana. Michelle, Allah, may Allah make us all strong Muslims, we don't know, you haven't been put in a situation like this. Even if you can't, you can judge someone's character if he wants to. He hasn't been tested properly yet. If he hasn't been put in a situation where he has to prove that this is something he's going to that his ethics aren't aren't entered, or changed by circumstances studies, which is better if you have to. So the talks about nothing that we did there. It talks about ethics aren't variables, ethics, they stay the way they are, regardless of what's going on. Because of how difficult things are, whenever you have to hold on to them, they
will change based on on the situation that says me there's no sense in that. What's the point of having an ethic, if the moment the situation is different, you change it, you sell out? What's the point, that's not an ethic, that's just convenience. Convenience is different than actually having a moral compass, and to be able to hold on to what is right.
Being able to do that you have to prove it in every circumstance, not just in the circumstance where it's easy to do it, or it's convenient to do it. But is that the norm for the majority of human beings? Or is it not? I don't know. But I do know that the prophets of Allah said and improved it in his life many, many, many, many times. And in the most difficult situation that he went through. So the lesson and probably as because not this time, it wasn't just his life that was in danger. It was the life of all the Muslims. For the first time the Muslims were in one place. Only a few people were left in me see me at the time, the majority the majority of Muslims are almost everyone still
it was it was in Medina, if this was not to work out, Islam would be wiped out fully and almost completely. So not only is his life going to go, but the life of everyone he loves and everyone that he's been building with. It's a very hard moment. He has no guarantees is going to work out by the way. Somebody said I never knew how things were going to turn out. That's an important point.
Because if you if you knew what was gonna happen, then what's the point? How do you how do you follow Him? Because you don't know anything? You don't know if you're gonna work out for you or not. The whole point is the prophets I send did not know. I mean a lot of DUA and they will come to him some advice and they'll come to him. So you know, sort of 100 years from either an awkward or
hearts are in our throats What do we say a loss of Allah Pulu Allah whom Mr. Our Latina Latina O Allah cover and hide
our Latina loutra Is everything that you don't want to be exposed it's not just your hair it doesn't mean your private parts because
it why would you it doesn't mean it's not what it means here at all what it means is dollars everything that doesn't we don't want to be exposed if you
want to end up we Alterna our indeed our homes are exposed so you're up please don't expose us alone Mr our eyes you know please you know don't put us in a situation where you expose us you don't make it hard enough that we can't do this like that in the Quran.
Let's see if you
if we read the Quran and actually read it similar to that you have don't expose our on your weaknesses don't put too much so that we can handle it.
Isn't that why suited knuckleheads last couple of years so Robina glad to have Milner Mariela pocket and Abby, please don't put upon us more than we can handle and then you know you're exposed and then the weakness is exposed and then it's all gone and we lose it all. When the robots you know, in grant our fears and grant them Yeah, I need the safety and Grantham calmness give us give us Cognis peace within that our fears we can stand our grounds, and they would make them die that they made on that day.
But for whom is also the law, so I said it was was when Hasina for whom is he the best role model and the best example not for everyone? No, he is the best role model you may encounter Jana joola, when the Omen, that kind of Allah cathedra there are three three things that you need
to have contained within you, in order for the Prophet sallallaahu salam to be that perfect example and perfect role model for you. For me.
We have to have some yellow joola For those who want Allah Subhana Allah yellow Jew is for you to want something you have to do, like you can't want Allah subhanaw taala literally that there's no meaning to that. Get one to Allah, if you want His pleasure. subhanaw taala you want him to be happy with you. You want him to be pleased with you. That's why you even kind of yellow joola me you want Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with you. That's the first criteria. You have to be someone who's focused on I want Allah subhanahu RBBB happy with me to be pleased with me. That's my first thing while Yeoman ACULA you can't want to milk piano. It's not something that you can own or possess. So
what does it mean? It's a figure of speech. I mean, Yong Joon, find out Hi, yo, Monica, you're hoping you're hoping that you will be successful on that day. Meaning your focus is on being successful on that thing, having enough in your book, good enough good deeds, and have great actions and accomplishments and achievements of player so that you stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala and you're good Gee, I did all this. I'm good. It's all I've done enough. I'll make it to the other side and challenge me it my skills will be heavy enough so that I don't I don't end up standing in the wrong the wrong line was that God Allah cathedra. So the first two are desires.
Indeed Rasul Allah, as I said them is the best role model. For those who desire Allah mean desire, the pleasure and the acceptance, and the final day mean desire being successful on the final day those are desires. And the third one was that God Allah cathedra, the third one and is continuously remembering ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada in a continuous state of remembrance. So it's not just the desire, it's also the action. If you are someone who wants to please Allah wants to be successful. And as always remembering Allah, in your mind and in your heart, always thinking, How do I please him? What do I do meaning it's, it's something that you actively care for. It's not enough to have the desire.
Desire is one thing, action is something very different. I just look at your life and how it runs in your relationships with people around you. Desire is one thing and action is something else. You love your kids, you want them to be good. Are you willing to put in the wee hours? Are you willing to put in the time to help them to raise them to listen to them? To you know to deal with all the difficult difficulties? You want to have a happy marriage you want a good marriage? Are you willing to work for it? Are you willing to put in the time and hours and I need to know the sweat and the emotion are you invest yourself are you not desire is one thing and then action is totally different
than not the same? Here Allah subhanaw taala saying it he is the best role model for people who have both will have the desire and have the will they will do it. Those who have the desire to please align be successful on the Day of Judgment those who remember Allah Subhana Allah often if that's who you are, if you're someone always wondering, Am I pleasing Allah? Am I not pleasing Allah? Is this something good? Is this not something good? How do I please Allah better? How do I become better? Is Allah subhanaw taala happy with my decision and does not follow suit alasa system you will find the best example you'll find the best role model you will find someone will tell you
exactly how to achieve these three things. Someone who did it the best way possible. No one outdid him. No one tiny outperformed him so Allah Allah you said them
In terms of pleasing Allah, in terms of becoming successful, you'll mme in terms of continuously reminding themselves and remembering Allah subhanaw taala in his daily Yaniv decisions in his daily movements.
It's a very powerful idea, probably one of the most powerful in the Quran. And it's very specific as well.
Once you understand the context of where it comes, has a whole different meaning. If you read it without the context, you may not understand exactly what I'm talking about when you're reading. But when you read through it, with all the fear, with all the selfishness with all the difficulty with all the betrayal
was lose us as an island God the people's email was shaken and shook, and their hearts was frozen. Their eyes were wild in their heads and they were scared it was a hard time you will find within Rasulullah Sua, he's a role model be like him so Allah He was he as confident as calm, as clear
and have as much grit. As he did the syllable honey and mustard fastness of them, you'll be good. But you have to be someone who, who's number one desire is to please Allah is to be successful, you're lucky, and you're continuously seeking that out. That kind of luck, vicar is an action and think it doesn't just mean to sit down to just be as good as that isn't as important as that is within the dean. However, there is a state of continuous remembrance. You're always reminding yourself of Allah, you're always thinking about him. Every time a new situation presents yourself presents to you in your life. You think? What would Allah subhanaw taala? Want? What would please
Allah subhanaw taala more what would not please Allah subhanaw taala? How do I please him in this situation? Sometimes you don't know the answer for that. But if you take Rasulullah send them as your role model it is something you will find that sir, and you will be able to follow him on your thoughts.
Okay, after that, what am I gonna do? Now, if you remember us going back to the number 12 and 11 1011 and 12 when the moon FET saw the ASVAB they said something different. They said I think the only thing that rasool Allah Allah, Allah and His Prophet has promised this is an illusion. Now I did Allah who was suitable in a number 12.
And then he said a bunch of them told the people of Medina la Muqaam, Allah confirms your there's no point of staying here, go back to your homes, protect your homes. When the Confederates come in, they'll see you there, you're standing with the army to spare your lives, don't stand with them. And then a group of them said yes, and Allah, our homes are exposed. He's an excuse. Our homes are exposed. Let's go and protect our homes. We're not here and they're not exposed is nothing just want to run. And they did. Some of them at least.
When the movements saw the Job, God will see they all had the assumptions.
Everyone, everyone had the assumptions, it's normal to have assumptions, it's more normal for your heart, to be shook at a certain moment, and to have a bad foot that's part of being a human being. But what are you going to say? What are you going to do? That is what Allah subhanaw taala will hold you to your mill piano. Now for you not to have something that's a level of closeness that I'm not sure is even possible. But if it's possible, then strive for it. And maybe maybe it is, but I don't know. But I do know that words and actions are possible you can hold on to that when I'm moving in with a movement we're standing on the other side of the trench and they saw the Confederates coming
off and 1000 of them with all their glory and all their strength and all their numbers, bought what they said had done Allah Who was this is one other line is Prophet has promised us while sadaqa Allah who are a pseudo and Allah and His prophets are honest and truthful in everything that they say. When is the home in Eman and what is Lima and all the
seeing of the Confederates offered them mean when they saw the Confederates all that offered their Muslim is at that point is an increase in their faith and an increase in their submission to Allah subhana wa Tada it just offered them more more submission and more and more human like well how is that possible? What did Allah subhana wa Tada and His Prophet promised the Muslims here's a good question where the promise really was promised. What is 100% promised for us? When you accept being a Muslim? What are you in for? Are you in for the
for the goods for the money
are you waiting for you for the long life? The health What do you aim for? What are you gonna get? What we will promise you accepted Islam Yeah, hate Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah we're gonna get
genders in Africa that's understood, but in this dunya what is it? That's it. That's the only thing that is certain. The only thing that is certain the only thing that we were 100% Yanni promised by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. You're gonna be tested. Oh, you're going to be tested.
Now if you if you if you succeed in sha Allah, you will find you'll find your net to name you will find something that you can't even imagine. The glory and the and the bliss and
In the magnificence of it is something you can't even imagine. But you were not guaranteed anything else. So the movement is they saw the Confederates coming. They saw the difficulty they saw the challenge. They said, This is what Allah subhanaw taala is Prophet promised us. They're teaching the other guys. No, this is not what you were taught was in foodora. You just misunderstood what you were taught. You didn't understand the whole message. You're standing beside me saying, Oh, you were told allusions. I thought if you became Muslim, you would only take care of us. I thought if I only said that I would never ever need money. I thought if I didn't go into labor, that I would make more
money, I didn't make any money. I invested I lost my money. I didn't do any labor. Who told you that? If you did the halal way, you're going to make more money? Who told you that? Please explain to me please sit with me. Explain to me Who told you that? It's not for Allah. Which idiot said that to you? That is not the thing. Don't do hire, don't follow Allah's command and then hold him accountable. He holds us accountable. We don't hold him. We don't say by why you did Halal prayer. I didn't have any. I have no money, what I'm bankrupt now.
What do you want? What do you want? You were promised trials? What would you do? Did you misunderstand this whole story? Did someone not tell you this properly? Or did we do we lie to each other just to feel better? Maybe that's just not the thing you were you were promised trials. You're on the horizontal and I shouldn't do nasib, tiller and lnbf The people were trialing the most in life or profits from an MPhil Anthon. And then the best and the best, the lesser. The higher you are the more trials that you're you're, you're guaranteed in life, we're not you're not guaranteed anything else. You don't get if you're gonna go Muslim. When you're signing the contract, okay, I'm
Muslim, you're not being guaranteed, okay, I get to live long life and want to be healthy, I will not lose my money, I will not lose the loved ones. No, I will not get sick. That's not true. And show that everyone is healthy and happy. And they will get 6am each other everyone lives a good life, a long life and they're learning along. It was
sad that I didn't do it alone. But that doesn't mean you're not guaranteed it. And if you if that's how you, you, that's your understanding of this of this whole deal, then you misunderstood it.
So when they saw death coming, they said the whole thing's illusion. Even Muslim, we thought that it was going to grant us victory is an illusion. The demon lying to us, the most of the movements, the actual believers, he means when the actual believers they look at them, they say, No, this is what Allah and His Prophet has promised us, and as long as profit are always truthful, and what they promised they promised as a trial here it is the promise that that we have to stand, stand our ground that we have to defend the help that we have to be brave and courageous that we actually have to put our lives on the line in order for Islam to arrive to the second generation and has been
given to us. He promises that we're going to be given the fear to test our character is coming. And this is only strengthening their Iman and strengthening their disclaimed our submission to Allah subhanaw taala submit more, the trial becomes strong and they submit to Allah more, the trial comes stronger, and their Iman increases in Allah subhanaw taala. That's this is this is the equation. And this is how it works.
I fear, a fear for our Muslim brothers and sisters, because this is like the most common thing I get into when I'm dealing with the most common thing.
Yanni some guy or some lady comes into get tells me a story. And it goes something like this. And usually the person is like going through a faith crisis. It's a faith crisis. And it's always something similar to gambling. It's always they, at a certain point in their lives weren't very good. And then the game better. They said, Call us from now on your job, I'm going to improve my character, you're going to improve my relationship with you, I'm going to become a better Muslim you're in every way and they leave haram and they take on Hala. And only and they follow the command and then the they fail at something or things don't work out nicely. Or they don't get what the and
they come and say God I don't know my female and in my faith and before when I wasn't a good Muslim I was like I had a lot of money it was hard to get friends and now I don't know what to do.
I don't know what what when you became when you when you accepted this now what did they tell you? Please call up for me the person who guided you to do this. Let's discuss what did they tell you? What did they promise you? Or they promise you they promise you this? They told you that you stepped in the way of Allah subhanaw taala and nothing but Janya rainbows and roses and Yanni ponies, and that's all you're gonna get. That's because we were told if you're gonna follow the wave Allah, you do not read the spirit of the prophets, Allah Islam. Did you not see him born without a father? Did you not see him bury his own mother, lose his grandfather, marry his wife lose his uncle lose three
daughters and two kids and an adopted son and two Jonnie cousins and four uncles and three aunts and five of his friends. You didn't see that in his life lesson and what we what are you looking for? What Why do you feel entitled to be given everything you want? Just because you made a choice that is going to benefit no one but you who's benefiting from the choice of following the way of Allah Allah has benefited from this choice. If he's benefiting, yes, ask him give me give me I followed your way. You're benefiting yourself. Be very thankful that you follow this way. Be thankful that you were given the chance
follow his way. Don't ask him for anything for it, you're entitled to anything.
Let's talk a little learn to
run entitled to anything. Inshallah he'll give his Kareem subhanaw taala. He's encouraged you will give but you're not entitled to anything. Don't hold that. Don't hold that idea in your heart and in your mind that you're entitled to stuff and if it doesn't come, then you lose your faith. What are you doing with the first the first Yanni curveball and you're down? But the first obstacle and you fall on your face? And you guessed it up again? What's the point? What do you man is this? What do you man? Is this a cat that Gagliardi stand up for one or two difficulties?
SubhanAllah. That's why not that kind of look and feel so we lose certain hassle and learn from him. Look at him. Look at the difficult it's just one blow after the other. And this man stands his head. Yeah. And he held high with a smile on his face with his confidence in his hopes, and Allah is never dying, and the same level of humility and the same level of kindness and empathy and compassion never going away. Because at least so to view things differently, he viewed things the way he taught them what we know and what they said when they saw the Confederates coming down, though I did Allah who was suitable. Well, Sadhak Allahu Allah, Su, they're answering the other ones the same at the
same thing for answering the guy who said it's an illusion, it's a lie. No, it's not. This is what we were taught, but you didn't learn. This is what we were gonna promise and they're always truthful in his profits. And we're only going to increase in our Eman and increase in our submission to Allah subhanaw taala and nothing else will happen. Can you do that? When you're hit with difficulties? Can you do that you say I'm only increasing in faith, I'm only increasing in Ghanian submission, no matter how hard it gets in sometimes the hardships don't go away. And sometimes sometimes the hardship, that's the end of it, it'll end you you and you'll move on to the next life. Sometimes
that's how it is. Not every hardship is going to be followed by an ease. Again, another illusion we were getting, if that's what you think that oh, I've been in a hardship for 10 years. When is my ears coming? Who promised you is? Allah subhanaw taala is the most generous, the Most Merciful again, but who promised you ease there's no easy to be promised.
In a manner through your stratum with the come together within the difficulty, you will find the ease within it within it. Within the difficulty you'll find ease, they'll always be enough ease with the difficulty for you to get through. But doesn't mean after it's gonna come ease. Again, another delusion another lie that we don't we don't want to see things because it's easier to know. Because if I tell you after it's gonna be easy, you're happier that way. It's easier though. It's like it's it's easy here. So here's some morphine now it's gonna be easy later, maybe not. Are you okay with that? Can you live with that? Can you continue anyway, of course, it'll be easy later, once you are
with Allah Subhan. And it will be easy, but in this life may not. It may not. And you should be okay with I'll give you example. And with
and you are one of the Sahaba among Hussein. He became very sick during his life. And he was paralyzed. These stories you don't don't tell us these stories. But these stories, he lived after the Prophet. So I said to them a number of years, like a number of decades or 40 decades after the Prophet said I'm dying for the 40 because he was paralyzed from his waist down. And he couldn't go to the bathroom. They have to carry him from one place to the other. And then for the last 20 years, he couldn't move any part of his body was totally paralyzed.
And they would say and he was Mr. Javid Darwin, he would say, Make dua that Allah gracias she felt or takes your life. He said, why? If Tina looked at Anioma, who be here, this is a test ALLAH SubhanA put me through. But there will be a hula hula effect that will lead to hold enough. See, this is what Allah subhanaw taala has given to me and I've accepted it. And he lived for 40 decades after the Prophet so that was like, extreme in excruciating pain. How many people here have heard about him and did that? Put your hand up? You've heard him do that. All right. I saw him I did it. I saw him in rehab in the hospital. He spent the last 15 years of his life paralyzed with nothing but
his eyes and his finger, one finger and they had a little computer for him. And he would type dour messages back and forth to Christians into Jews for 15 years. He stayed in the hospital we don't know that about him. We you see the great debates that he had made I don't know what happened after that. He had he had a stroke and he spent 15 years in a hospital and couldn't move until he died.
Man this is what you want to see. This is what I want to learn learn from someone who could who could put up with that. Who could put up with living like that's not easy. I know it's scary but don't be scared.
Yeah, the same thing.
When you look at the look in the in the life of the prophet Sahaba it is a trend that is undeniable. The trials they went through the tests and only increased their Iman and only increase our submission and is supposed to do the same for us. I'm sorry that we only did twice today and show up next time we will continue we will conclude the story of hope. I hope today's lesson was helpful. So if I go gambling should I
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