Tafseer Surat AlKahf #05
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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The book itself is a sequence of revelations actually tells you almost
certain extent but extremely organized every unit every every cluster of servers have concepts of how similar messages that they talked about and ideas that
they tried to instill in the mind and hearts of those who are reading it is non spontaneous or non spontaneous versus
just talking about anything and then you have no first
you don't feel that there is no actual repetition and the same thing, same thing goes for sure. Same thing goes for Musa Ali salaam, specifically, if you want to look at anything that's there's nothing more
specific or repeated than most Alison 73 times in the Quran, he was referred to 73 is a each mold that each property a chapter on the corner he's referred to when there's multiple I act that bring him up. So we're stopped when I was I 73. It's 73 clusters of AIDS in the Quran, the prophets of Allah, Allah are listed in himself, his name was in the Quran four times only. Right? He is by far the highest. Sometimes if you put all that together, they don't add up to the number of times of Musa Knysna. And sometimes you read the same story in different sort of like you look at off newness and then Shara and you feel like it's the same sort of even Pahadi being repeated in these for us we
know they're not each suit is focusing on the part of the story that is specific to and that's what you'll find a certain part of his story, referred to in suit loud off not referred to as with a BA, but then another part of that story referred to us we'll find nowhere else. And the reason is because okay, this surah is talking about an idea and this part of the story is going to make it clear. And Mussolini said I'm being the most similar prophet to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam himself, meaning there's a lot of parallels between the two stories. So I started with Sam, who Allah subhanaw taala was teaching
through the Quran, through the stories of the Quran, would it's only natural for him to repeat for him the story of the prophet who was he who is most similar to that makes more so why would he repeat to them a story of a prophet who has made many differences between them, they don't.
It's not the same circumstances, it's not the same situation. And through that, you can understand more of the Quran and it makes it it'll make more sense to you. And my goal, I guess, when I'm reciting a sutra, or trying to do Tafseer, or shadow, or interpretation of a surah, is to make sure that the theme is clear. So even if I miss a crucial part of the story, and you'll say I'm explaining something, and you're like, Well, how he missed this, how did he miss it? Well, you can pick it up and show it because you understood the theme. And then actually, your depth will, you know, your ability to, to reflect and to contemplate upon this or has guidance, there's a compass.
One of the biggest and I know this is maybe a bit longer of an introduction, but it's important that we take a moment and kind of think about it. A lot of people and I hear this all the time will quote the Quran, quoting Isaiah, and when they quote it for me trying to know to give evidence that this is okay or it's not okay, something some idea. And then I want to say something and I'm like, that's going to take too long, you're quoting an area that's in the Surah. That's talking about something totally different from what you're quoting it for. And most quotations and misinterpretations is the number one problem in the Muslim ummah, specifically not regarding the way they deal with the Quran,
is reading an idea thinking it means something, but it's really not talking about and the reason you thought it meant it is because you didn't know or the person who was interpreting didn't know what this was talking about to begin with. And if they did, they would feel oh, that doesn't work.
It was not there to talk about that issue whatsoever was talking a completely different concept. And you just took it out of context. And you copied it and pasted it somewhere. And now, you know, it seems as if it's means something, but it really doesn't, because you have to go you actually have to go through the work, go to the customer evaluate at least if not the whole sort of Alright, so to kind of talks about, and I know us with civilization a lot, but I think it's really important to hold on to it extremely important. It dropped from our dictionary as Muslims and never it didn't it had never done that. At least unless the first 1200 years of Islam that would have on the word
civilization was important. It meant something it was the it was it was what the prophets of Allah already said was trying to build. It was his end goal, right. The end result of what he was trying to create Aliso to slam through the understandings and practices of Islam was a hamara halala does not mean buildings, right? It does not mean
In wealth, it's a word that has a broad spectrum of understandings. And so it's a very big word that has different layers of what was actually talking about civilization a part of it, the number one part of it is the human being the quality of the person, the purpose of that person, the way he understands the world, the way he looks at himself, the way he looks at everything around him, why he, why he lives here, where he is going, that's the number one thing is the person, the quality of the individual within within the, within that society, and then the actual function of the society itself. That society where it doesn't have direction, doesn't know where he's going, does it know
what it wants, and what he's trying to achieve? What are the means to achieving this is knowledge a part of this is wealth, a part of this is power, and status, a part of this, all of it together? When you put them all together with all these elements together, then you end up with a sustainable civilization, or community, or society call it what you're me, but sort of have practiced with the four basic elements are there more, there are many more, but these are the four basics. If you have these four things, then you can build, and you can build something that can last it can be fruitful, it can be prosperous. And if you don't have them, then you're never going to be you'll never
qualify, meaning this group of people with this common belief, or this, or this commonality amongst them, will never qualify to be called a community, or a society or civilization like if you don't qualify for it. So when we call ourselves a Muslim community, I always wonder, do we qualify to be actually called a community? Just having numbers just saying okay, well, you're Muslim, I'm Muslim, that doesn't make us a community that makes us individuals who have commonalities I have common issues like we have common beliefs, but a community or was what equals a society, or is with a small example or paradigm of a civilization, the small, the mini civilization as a community starts there.
If you're going to qualify his dad, then we there are four things we need to have within our within our community. Number one, which is the biggest beginning first story of the surah. And what the story that this was called by is
the story of the people of the kief individuals of a gaff. Now, the first element, of course, that the story brings for the first element of society, or civilization is, is the idea is the is the mentality is the ideology, what you stand for. If before we talk about anything else you're going to bring in, what is it that you do stand for anything? Do you have you know what, who you are? And why you're here? And what it is that you're going to do? Is it clear to you? Do you have some common language? Do you have a common common ground, you have a common goal? Do you know what you're trying to achieve? Do you know why it is that you're going to go out there and achieve and obtain wealth
and skills and, and money and status and power and networking? Do you know why you're doing this? If not, then not only will you not do it, if you do end up achieving all those things, it's not going to help in any way, it's not going to do anything, actually, you may cause more to shudder than it will cause higher why because you never had direction for it is like the channel. Right? It's like the idea here is when you have when the idea is clear, we would all like minded people come together. And they have some common goal. And they have common values. And they have common reasons and intentions. It's like you just drill the tunnel in the midst of mountains, just right in the
middle of it. And now all of the energy and all the lake can be channeled and focused into it. And you can actually get something done. Without it without that without that, then what actually happens is just the energy just scattered into the universe, just complete uselessly. And then you have someone with so much potentially you have youth that are that are they're intelligent, that are that have a lot of passion, that have a lot of energy in them that are creative and innovative, amazing, amazing young men and women. But because you did not give them a common goal, because you didn't offer them any direction because the ideology never existed, because at least half of our
time didn't wake up yet. We're still sleeping. I need the analogy here. I love walking and slept. And for some reason we haven't woken up yet to begin with the sleep continues, have not woken up to actually give direction, the energy and it's all lost. And it's just it's just a perpetual Jonnie every year is the same problems. Every actually every day is the same issues. And we've been around Muslims have been suffering from the same set of problems for maybe the last 100 years. And the question that always we ask is, is what is the reason that we can't seem to fix them? Or the reason is that first element was Harville Caffee. Rocking golf, is the symbol of the retreat is our fifth
year to Eva, taking a step back and observing everything that surrounds you, and seeing what the reality of the time is on what it is that we want to achieve. And Rakeem symbolizes the actual agreement, what it is that we agreed to do, what is the charter of values? What are the charter values and, and purposes and goals that we want to move towards? It gives us
direction it gives us meaning it gives us purpose. Without those two things, then nothing's going to happen. Now Allah subhanaw taala in the story of guff because we since we ended it, he gave us the example of a couple of three guys, three teenagers who took a stand, who had the level of intelligence and commitment to actually come up with a plan for their community work towards it. And Allah subhanaw taala is messaging is look, I changed the world for them. I changed the whole kingdom, the entirety of the kingdom that they lived in, just based on their small efforts. And they didn't think it was possible no one thought it was possible. But Allah subhanaw taala knows it's
possible. And his the point of telling us the story is that just like I did it for them, I will happily do it again for you. If you just do your purpose and do your job, if you actually take this as a priority and put in your effort and put in your time, and it will happen as well. And that's the whole point of understanding is what is actually coming to that, to that realization, that changing the world is out of our abilities. It's not it's, it's outside or beyond our capacity. But we can be the the reason behind it, we can be the reason that ALLAH SubhanA changes the world through us. He can do it Subhanallah through us, I can do it. But he can do it, just through Whom is
he going to do it. If you're waiting for anything to happen on its own, it's not going to happen through people will let me it will let it be you let the change come through you. That's all it is. Well, I even when we sit here and we teach the Quran, and the only thing that we're told to think, to understand or to contemplate to finance people, as someone who talks about the Quran, if you want to be you want to spread the message of Quran, do it through me, just just channel it through me, please don't channel it through anyone else. Don't put me aside and channel it through someone. Just use me for it. Yeah, he's, I don't do any good. It seems Subhanallah without any good that comes out
of this is his anything wrong is my mistake in my shortcomings. But I just all you want is you don't move me outside and then use someone else just just through me channel your hair through me. And the same thing applies to uncuff. But on a bigger scale, you want to see a change of the world around you, you want to see a civilization stand up afterwards, just do your job. And I will change the sun as it moves for you. I will break the laws of physics for you. And just don't worry about Don't worry about your effect, just do your job. And he'll take care of the effects upon which I always believe that everything is is possible. He gave us a pilot that after that commentary of a number of
talking about a number of mentalities that if you do have a number of characteristics that if you obtain, then you will be more capable of actually taking those stands. And I talked about them in detail last time, I'm not going to repeat them again. But please go through them and think about them. If you have questions, ask again. Because it's really important to take time to think about them. I guess I'll you know, I want to refer to one of them. Or the one that I think is the most important of all, because at the end of the of the commentary, when it talks about what's good enough second, Alinea Don't you need companionship. It wasn't one person who did this, the story is
not the person of Saudi Arabia. It's us herbal caffeinated group three, the smallest number of a group is three. But still it was a group. You have to You need people around you, to support you, and you need to be around people to support them. If you want change to happen, you have to look for like minded people. I know that means you may have to change your friendship, your friends, that means you maybe have to change the crowd that you're around, maybe that you need to distance yourself from certain people, and then bring yourself closer to other people so you can get that done. But that shows Allah subhanaw taala a true commitment on your behalf, that you're willing to
change your, your comfort zone, get out of your comfort zone, all the people that you've known all your life, people that you're totally comfortable around, you don't need to do anything for and change that for his takes upon himself. That's a big, it's a big deal. And this doesn't mean that you throw people aside, but you take distance from one group, and you come closer to the other and you stand by them. And then you come together with conclusions how you can, how you can actually serve the community that you live in. And you know, I think that's one of the most important because the way he describes what I mean.
Don't let your eyes look elsewhere. Don't even don't even think of it. You found them just to just focus. And you're lucky you're lucky you found someone you can you can do that with that's that's a big blessing. So don't look elsewhere. And hoping for the blessings of or the adornments of this world or the you know, the luxuries of this worldly life. Don't waste your time doing that if you found someone who wants to serve Allah and is can be just as much as you do then stick stick like glue and put up what's the bit of somebody means difficult. It's gonna be hard. Like he's telling you beforehand. Subhana wa Tada. It's gonna be hard. Now with Bucha Mala Dena will test him letting
her know what's good enough second, your next is not going to be too happy. Some sometimes it will be sloppy, sometimes it'll be, you know, tiring, sometimes. It's not going to be easy all the time. And the people that you're around May you may not find to be the coolest group or the funniest group, but to the group that you agree with on on the most fundamental questions of the world and when you stick to them. So we read that last time and we went through Jonnie the narrative of what the Muslim is supposed to do when he spreads the message will never be confidential. I mean, women should ever look for you will say the truth
comes from Allah subhanaw taala and people make their choices. You just make sure you say it right. You just make sure that what you're saying is the truth and the way that you're presenting it is proper. And then people make their choices. Don't hold grudges and don't feel bad because this person who refused the punishment will the punishment is horrific. Like someone who's refusing to believe in Allah don't don't fill your heart with hatred, you understand what's going to happen?
When you do you're like miskeen what you feel is you know, Mercy of Allah, I wish I wish we could I wish we could find some way to make you see the light so that you wouldn't be Lavina Valentina. Now, how to become so logical Hello, are you still here? Do you want to be mountain because moon, very scary, talking about severe punishment. And then whatever difficulty you go through yesterday in this area, right in the denominator, I'm your Saudi hottie in there, there'll be a gentleman that talks about the blessings and and the bliss that you find the agenda. You'll forget every bit hard moments in every difficult circumstance and every time you felt lonely in law go away when your
agenda and I'll quote before we begin in shelter, same diet, I'll quote, Hadith for the prophets of Allah is
aliotta Yeoman pm at the mercy of dunya is brought in your milk. Yeah, but the most
luxurious or the person who lived in the most leisure on Earth, meaning the person who just had the best life story, just total ease was born into ease, lived all his life. He's not one day of sadness entered his heart, just total total happiness, a lot of money. You think you think about I want you to take a moment, imagine it. Imagine all of it. All the stuff that you hoped. Imagine all of it all.
The money, the wealth, the status, the fame, you know, the health the good looks at it, imagine all of it just the glamour, where you're living what you own, which is awesome stuff, right? You're done? Yeah.
For your homeschool family Lamesa. And then he was dipped in Jahannam for a second just different than out for your Toyota who had ever eaten a human. You said to him, Have you ever seen how happy they are happiness before Felco level love Allah He Mara eaten up? No, I've never, I've never been happy a moment of my whole existence. So my
dunya and then the most miserable human being of dunya is brought again, imagine with me for a moment, who's the most miserable human being it's not you, by the way. So
I know we all enjoy the drama, but it's not you and stop me. We're not the most miserable people are gonna have the most difficult story in the world. No, no, there's way worse than whatever we are going through. Believe me, we're very actually we're very blessed beyond our ability sometimes to even acknowledge. But imagine the worst story imagine someone born with deformities and illnesses, no parents and poverty and oppression and persecution and just just imagine like a very, very unhappy life that lived long time like it wasn't it didn't end early. So the suffering was gone. No, no, lived through agony till the day he died. Not one day, if I mean, probably she even it's
probably in this story is definitely can be a sheet, it's not going to be a healing. So some ladies hungry I need with the worst story in the world, for your muscle, gender deal. I'm sad. And then they're dipped in Jana, just for a second, for your call to holler at Chicago on top of boots on top. And have you ever seen, you know, a moment of agony or suffering or misery or misery? Fair who will allow you to Chicago, I've never been miserable a moment of my whole existence. It's all gone. It's all gone. You're you live such bliss and Jana, and such agony and Jahannam that the whole 67 the 100 years that you live on earth become almost meaningless. As far as the memories and the good
times and the bad times, it's all gone. All you're left with is what's to come. All that matters is the future. And with that, you know, you should be able to perform Dawa with an open heart and an open heart accepting the difficulties and forgiving those who only who can't who don't make it. And we've talked about that before calling the denominator Alladhina yada, yada yada, because they, what they're heading for it. It's it's, it's not good. And hamdulillah Jonnie Allah Subhan Allah bless you, and you're not heading for that. So. So that should be enough for you, that should be enough for us will lie. Yes, that that concept itself? All right. So that's just kind of putting together
the ideas of sort of the story of Africa. It is a very, very deep story I know that I've missed a must have missed many things as I explained it, and even as I summarize it, I don't claim that I can go into all depths of the story itself. I think the reason I think saying that is you know, it goes without saying because of the prophets Allah commanded to read it every week, till the day you die every week we didn't want to why? Because every week, you will come up with something new, and you'll benefit something more if you as long as you understand what the Sunnah is preparing you for. It's like the sort of every week okay, remind yourself of what you're building. Imagine, remind
yourself of the building blocks of what it is that you're trying to create, the civilization, the society, the community, and these are the building blocks and understand how you're supposed to deal with them and how supposed to use them. And that in itself is very valuable for the Muslim
Individual to actually take time and think about okay, we'll start in the telephone number 32 where we started the second story of the of the surah is going to focus on growth and we'll look at it from a number of different angles. So we started showing that we will be learning in a che on your Raji.
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stop there for a second, because this is like the first couple of ideas. So give them a little bit let them and give them the example of Roger Lena to men. Now before we actually talking about the story, there is a difference of opinions between scholars regarding this is this story actually happen? Or is it a hypothetical story that Allah subhanaw taala just giving you to think about to reflect upon? And as your own customer, they divided amongst themselves whether this is actually actually happened or it didn't some of us didn't say you did because there are certain parallels even draw to biblical stories and Old Testament stories that are similar. And some of them said no,
since he didn't call the name and didn't give any specific specificities at all. He didn't specify at all and the whole suitor in this whole story. There's almost nothing to tell us about anything regarding this story. Like we have no names, we have no places we have no timings we have almost nothing. And with all of those things are missing the maybe the story is just hypothetical. And are there hypothetical examples in the Quran? Yes, they are. So not a lot of Allah who methodology then I had to do Allah shaitan
Moto animoji, who had yesterday who will idle and then other examples where it's just an example. He just wants you to think about the concept. It's not really something that happened or couldn't be something that happened in almost almost in the world. You know, I'm pretty sure at some point in the world something like this happened like it must have, but I'm just saying that sometimes it could be it could be hypothetical, just
just a heads up. Well believe it at home methodology Lena give them well dribbler home is how the Quran always says, Give an example. And there are a lot of as I've talked about before, it's a very, very multi dimensional word it's multilayered is almost 28 different usages for the word and they differ very, very much in many many ways. And it's a very hard word to kind of pin down the basic or original meaning I know that of course as you know, people from Arabic Islamic backgrounds don't have always means Yanni that has the same meaning for all of us so you've witnessed it many times before. But there were a lot of actually has way more meanings in that and and the crime whatever he
wants to talk about an example method it always starts with one variable at home or at home or something like that. So give them an example and that's the usage of it or the meaning of it. Roger going to Min jalallinen The Ahadi Hema we put it so or made it so that for one of them Jen nothing to gardens. Really important point here I've been talking about the beginning, middle end up from vines have in your oven your vineyards are grapes, genitalium and Anna will have no Houma and surrounding the vineyards inside is just palm trees all around so it's like it's not truly hidden, naturally protected so we didn't have to even build anything on the side sometimes you have to put
walls up and put you know so people don't know the palm trees or it's impossible to go it's very hard to get up a palm tree and if you do you will be kind because you're working up there and it'll take you quite some time so it's protected with palm trees all around is surrounded by palm trees meaning the sentence will be beautiful and deep palm trees work as repellent for certain types of bugs and an insect so meaning with the divine inside and the I need the grapes inside are going to be are going to grow even better right now who doesn't use much water like dates don't need that much water right palm trees
bringing it home and we made between these two gardens so when so when the orchard here another one here and between these two orchards is a is a river of water that runs so now he not only does he does he have to orchards that are well protected with some of the best fruit in the world and the most lucrative fruits as far as much money
Making beneficial there's also a river that is running right in the middle.
Kill telogen netting both of these guardians. Kula each and every one of them would produce the proper amount of produce every single year. So the product of each of these
gardens orchards was to the satisfaction of this man of the farmer. Now I come from a long heritage of farmers and let me tell you, for an orchard to give a satisfaction amount of fruit from for a farmer is literally impossible. I have never seen a farmer happy with anything Oh ALLAH he if the tree had nothing but fruit on it like nothing no leaves nothing but just fruit he still wouldn't be happy with them with the amount that it gives for the Akula meaning it gave its fruit it gave it sufficient amount that means that this was very, very lucrative orchard. William carefully men who shall not one year never dealt with me means oppression. But here the oppression is withholding the
fruit. So not not one year did any of these two orchards with the river running between them withhold any of his product ever? Any of the fruits? Not one not nothing? Every year was the same amount every year was more with a Jonah right. Sorry, John, let me know myself I'm sorry, Your stomach
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so there are trees. And then there are vegetables and fruits that come from the ground like that grow that aren't aren't on stocks, right? They're like tomatoes, for example in eggplant and zucchini. So John nabina Houma is that between these orchards, there was a namespace This is where the sorry, I jumped to the end of the afternoon, and between the trees, the palm trees and the vines, there was enough space for you to make your small little garden of vegetables and fruits. And every year it gave enough product to the satisfaction of the farmer and with a jungle Nikita I love him I know Hold on. And running within these two orchards was a was a was a big river. So I want you
to imagine know what your what it looks like, right? You're talking about to farms or to orchards that are well protected with palm trees on the outside is a vineyard. There's enough space within these orchards for you to
grow wheat and different vegetables every single year. And every year, these two orchards would give the full amount of the product who would never withhold anything, there was never a year where it didn't give as much as the farmer wanted. And running. Being within these two orchards was a river, meaning all he had to do was just, you know, move the water this way and move it that way. Sometimes nothing at all, because the river was already running within the orchards. Now again, talk to farmers in the Middle East where there's, you know, there's not enough water, actually getting water to the land is one of the most difficult things you can do. And it's very, very hard. And if you
find water that is even remotely close to your piece of land, then you're the happiest man on earth. If you have a river literally running within orchard, then you are the king of your land, and there's nothing that you ever need. Now, we're gonna look with summer, and he saw the fruit of it every year. Right is his fruit. So he saw the fruit of this every year he owned it. Now, the word summer doesn't only mean the edible fruit, But the fruit of having that type of land. Having that type of wealth, there's fruit for it, you live a good life, you're secure financially, you know, you can take care of your kids, you don't work as hard, you can wake up whenever you need to sleep,
whatever you need, you don't have to worry about anything. But kind of who stands out to me from this, he had all the fruits of owning that type of land, he was not always worrying about getting it taken care of his orchard because it was self sufficient. The water ran through it. And it was very lucrative. And he got the fruits of it the fruits of a life that is similar to our lifestyles, maybe not as lucrative maybe not as wealthy but something close, where you're not worrying constantly about money, you're not worrying about the future of your children as much. There's a certain level of leisure and ease that comes with all of that that comes with having more than what you need. Now,
here's the point that you need to pay attention to when you read the beginning of this sort of two men and two gardens.
Why one guy has to the other one doesn't have anything. didn't just make more sense that Allah subhanaw taala gave each man one garden. The numbers here matter. You could have said two men and three gardens and one guy has three. He's a two men, two gardens. The numbers don't matter because it's a hypothetical story. He could have put it any number at all. He wants us to think for a moment. This how life works. There's two men and two gardens. Now what makes sense to you is okay, give each one of those guys a garden. And they can both live happily. But no one of them is going to have two gardens and the other one's not going to have anything at all. And he this strikes a
crucial argument within faith and with understanding life. Why is it that that happens? I mean, what was the point to get? You know, when you think about a Europe, why are you why are you giving people more than
And what they need, and other people weigh less than they need. What Why isn't there justice or fairness and the distribution of wealth and fruits of the world to different people? Right? This is the point of the story, the story is going to is giving you this example, of course gonna explain as we go along. But this is the idea that it wants you to think about two men and two gardens. Why on earth does one have to, and the other one is sitting around with nothing, by Michelle give him the other garden, and then
both have lucrative happy lives, and you both have more than you need. Anyway, with that one unit, one, Orchard orchard is more than enough, and you can live with the four families from it, for one person to have way more than the other. But that is the reality of how the world works. Right? At the end of the day, that's that's how the world works. And there is no fair distribution of wealth in the world.
But there's, there's a purpose for that, because, see, this world was not designed to function in a fair way anyway.
You see, it would be a failure, if Allah subhanaw taala intended to create our world and the way that it runs in a fair way, and then it didn't work out. That would be a failure, but Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, of course not. He knows exactly what he is doing. He created it such so that these things would happen. This is what he wants to hunker down. Why because this is not the time nor place where fairness and justice is going to be giving it to do not not here, this is not going to be another place where that's going to happen, where everyone is going to be treated fairly, where justice is going to be served, where they will need milk, where there will not be one
person with five gardens to garden, another person with no gardens know, unless they deserved it, unless they brought that upon themselves to begin with. Because another thing in this story is what did these guys do to earn these gardens? What did the first guy who has to gardens do
to earn it? And why did the guy who has no gardens do not turn it actually, as the soil goes on? You're gonna find it to be even more unfair, as far as we're concerned, from a worldly and humane point of view, you're gonna say, Well, why? Because the other guy is going to be totally religious, totally good guy, ethically, socially matters. Nice Guy, the other guy who just, you know, the type of person who you don't want to spend any time around like the person that you don't enjoy, not a good person, just not all analogies, not good. The way he is his perspectives, his opinions where he treats people just not good. So it makes it even more difficult to claim any, if the first guy was
good, that had the origins matches, even a good person, and the other person has nothing. Why, why why is well distributed like that?
And do we have a role in changing that?
And do we have a purpose that that's supposed to interfere with that or not?
When we study Islamic financial law, what is the what is the core of that law? What's the what's the most main part of understanding Islamic financials because it's not Quran does not detail a financial international system or international financial system does not detail it knew that the process unless and it was impossible at the time growth has not evolved to what it what it is today, there is no, but there are fundamental principles. One of them is Kalay Hakuna, do that in Vienna, Lavinia iminco, so that money does not become
exclusive within the hands of the upper 2% Or maybe less, and then the rich becomes richer, and the poor becomes poor. Right? The whole point of an Islamic financial law is that it is it's designed in a way that makes sure that the poor are moved off to middle class and the rich stay rich, but they don't become rich to the point where they're no longer under the under the ceiling of the law, that they lead that the no law laws don't apply to them anymore. And when people have so much money to the point where nothing is beyond their reach to buy, everything is for sale, as far as they're concerned, they can buy it because there's have enough of it. Well, that that doesn't work anymore.
Yeah, there's way more than that. There are people in our world today who have so much money that the politics of the world are just they don't even care. Yep, they just don't care. They have so much money, exactly.
So much money to do something. There are people everywhere. We are not immune from this. I mean, we talked about this, it's not like we don't have Muslims, who actually have that capital of wealth. No, no, no, it exists. It exists everywhere. But that concept, meaning being I just I'm just getting the things to think about at the beginning of the story before we continue because Allah subhanaw taala giving us his hypothetical story, if we may, or a story that happened but a very specific to men to gardens one has one too and the other one doesn't. But why would the each one have one? And are we supposed to accept that and just live with it? And is there a purpose? Was that intentional?
Or was it a mistake that was made? How should in which what is it? What purpose do we serve and understanding this and how do we deal with it? This is what the story is very important.
It happens all the time. Maybe not in the same
exact same context, but very similar. Where you were you, you know, studied, you know, you studied a lot in your life. All 15 years, you worked from a very young age, you write a query responsibles all your life. And you've always been honest, you've always been trustworthy, and you always been truthful. We've never ever even thought of touching something that was not yours. Right? Totally. And then at the end of it, you don't have what you hoped you would have. And then another person who grew up with total failure at school
Horst around most of his youth, yeah, he's one of the people who just never ever had any. No, really no ethics at all did nothing was haram for him everything. And now at the end of it, he seems to be have more money. He's had more status. He seems to be happier life. Yeah, I need from leisure point of view. And then you ask the question, but yeah, you almost want to ask it, but you sometimes you just have some fear. I don't want to say yeah, why is this happening? Then you read the story?
Well, dribbler home method, I'm actually John Dahlia. How do you imagine the teen? No wife? No, maybe? No. Which I know they know.
Something beautiful. Like Allah subhanaw taala actually took the time in the sutra to explain to you how beautiful these two margins were. Yeah, not just Yeah, I need just a farm and it says is a ruin. No, no, no. He's talking about two really nice orchards like one of them would have been enough. That's the point of telling us the detail that one would have been enough for this man. So he could have given the other one to the other person but no, no, I gave him way more than he needed then the other person I had no agenda. I know what you do, you didn't know anything.
It doesn't say that other person has nothing.
What Not nothing in the sense of you know, poverty, but in a competitive manner. He didn't own that property. So he lived a simple life or find me a simple life that didn't where he did not want own expensive property that allowed him to have a certain ease within his life financially and socially to move forward because we're gonna find out not just financial in a second we're gonna find that here. There's another thing that this man had that is his counter part or his, you know, the pair the other person did not have but it's thought provoking. We're supposed to take a moment to think about that have we felt like this before? Have we seen it in our lives? We've seen it a lot but have
you felt it because sometimes feeling it is more important. You've seen it a lot but if you ever felt it for them maybe you put in a lot and you didn't get back what you were hoping to get and then others didn't and then suddenly they have way more and they walk around and then we read the story and the story becomes way more practical and it touches us more when we think about like that so we continue to challenge the citation fekola Who are sorry for calling for heavy we're Who are you have
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Meaning, because we have data, and we have new law, and we have here, and the three different things exist and this era as well be a superficial discussion on something that is completely useless is no importance whatsoever. There's no benefit from actually talking about this thing to be done is when there are two points that are going back and forth, I have one point you have an opposite point and we are debating back and forth who you are is a discussion on a matter that we both think is important. So it doesn't necessarily mean that we have two opposite points. There's a there's a topic that we are both discussing that topic is of importance, Mira is discussing on something that
is unimportant. And there are two opposites, points of view. Sometimes QR will turn into Mila, they will turn into detail. And sometimes you data can be taken and turned into haywire. But Mira is Mira. Mira is a waste of everyone's time. He talked about a superficial Copic and it's really not worth anything, do you data and who are however have to do have important some that were allowed to do Kitabi liability he asked him when you're debating with the people of the book with the with the Christians or the Jews, then when you debate with them use the best of language with the best of ideas when you're talking to them right in the living of Allah momento except those who are
oppressed you. But here's here's so he and his friend are talking about something talking about life, right, probably talking about, you know, how things turned out and how life works. And
what do men talk about when they sit together? You know, Shabaab, Yoni Shabaab talking about something different, but men,
guys in their 40s, what do they talk about some some guys in their 40s Still talking about those things. But generally speaking, guys in their 40s, we'll talk about you know, how work is, you know, how much money we've made any machinery or any any projects that we're working on, and they complain about taxes, they complain about the traffic cars talk that we and stuff like that. So they're talking, probably one of these things came up, and they're discussing a concept of wealth. And apparently, that this Heuer, Yanni came to a point where this guy who had a lot of wealth, had the audacity to say something to his friend, you know, I'm imagining because you have to imagine what
was he talking about? In order for someone to imagine I'm talking to brother Adam here. And rather than at the end of the day, like in the middle of a conversation, he says, You know what? Well, at the end of the day, I have more money than you. And
you can only imagine, okay, what?
What led to this end? How did how did this conversation, what was the conversation about? Right? I'm thinking, I like to just imagine it for a moment. I'm thinking that they're probably talking about, hire and do and what what's actually doing good in life? And how do we know if you actually achieved and what is success? What is success based on? How do we judge it? That makes sense. When you talk about these things, there's different ways to look at it. We can say successes in the amount of hire that you do within your life, the amount of people that you help, the accomplishment that you leave, that actually impact the lives of other individuals who live within your within your vicinity.
Others will say, well, success is fame. If you do something that is so creative, and so innovative, or innovative, that people take notice of me and people recognize it for you. Others will say, well,
success is working hard enough to make enough money to sustain yourself and your family. Different people have different definitions of success. Right? And then
they're discussing the issue. Maybe coming to the point where that guy who had a lot of wealth maybe didn't never didn't do much in his life to anyone couldn't care about other people's problems, never was invested in the community that he lived in. His money was his family was what kind of level summers off for him. He took it all for himself. It was all his family. And the other guy who maybe you know, incidentally, Yaakov, Allah who had some Taqwa had some piety. That's not how he lived. He lived differently. He was a part of the Jamaat he fed into the served at he felt that that was the meaning of his life. So he told them well, you know, dude, I know federal income Island Asuna Farah,
Yanni. At the end of the day, I have way more wealth than you should what aren't you? How much do tell me what do you own? What is your put all your property together and give me a number? I own two orchards that are you know, probably more
More than your whole family heritage ever owned in the history wise you'll never have more kids never numbers right? It's usually in Saudi it's used for roses but when regionally speaking not for his, you know, people actual individual, I assume that for them has two meanings has I have more people and their higher status than your than yours. Even my kids have more money and are held in higher regard than yours. Your kids are fun, they're a bit poor, so they don't have the same you know, they're not the same status amongst people. So I beat you in every way. I have more money than you I raised kids to have more money than you have more money than your kids and have more kids
anyway. Like I have more people around me. So doesn't that sum up success? It doesn't that sum up the whole point of having money is that when you have money so that we could have money like what money does what purpose is money sir?
It's important the story's like extremely philosophical Forgive me if I keep on rotating around a couple of ideas, but I need you to kind of think about it what is the point of having money is it to have money is it to show okay this is my bank account. See how many zeros are besides the numbers that they have? Is that the point or is there another point of having money and what about having children and giving them a lot of money is that is that something that is also viewed as success or not? And to what extent is it viewed as success because it's important these are important everyone here wants to have money wants to have children number of children?
rallies also put it on the ground and c'est la vie Hala. And we call it villa. And people we say we love bring what you got in there. So I would go home and they would ask their wives, what do we have? We have any savings. And some of them didn't, some of them didn't, some of them would come and they'd bring that data in their hands and throw it in. It's all they owned, like, the level of
poverty that I haven't ate. That's what I have at home. So what is the best I can offer everyone everything else. I have two days one of them feed my children and this one I'm going to give to if you said other people were bringing my own Barbie aroma or gender therapy telephony, it gave her a prepared to have half of the army within a date. Different people have different amounts. But what does money serve? And how are we supposed to view it is the whole point of understanding this this? So anyways, they were discussing the topic, right? And it came to a point where he said and he was being honest about it is what he felt was what he saw how he saw things. The other obviously his
counterpart did not agree with this. He was telling something else saying something else. But he told them I'm not filming Cumberland. Why is there never any way you're talking about success? I have more money than you want to have more children and more social security than you so what if you you pray more you're closer to Allah and you serve more. And you spend more so I look at look at the end result. This is the undersell themselves, I have more than you in every way. And both on both levels. It's not like I made a lot of money. People hate me no matter what many people like me, I have no, I just have nothing I have more than ever could be more social support. Not children. It
could mean children as long but it's a it's an open, like the phrasing the Linguistics of it in the French Open, just understand that socially. He was who's doing well as well,
too. He was he was doing socially Well, think about that. You understand that? However, you were the color janitor, who?
That's how that ended the obviously the end of the conversation, pretty sure
told me that it was okay to walk out and think about that for a while. Right? If that's how we're judging it, that's how we think seeing it, maybe anything they want to think. So they kind of
parted ways after the conversation. And this man who said those words walks, I want you to imagine him walking. You know, he was sitting probably somewhere outside in front of a shopper talking somewhere. Now he's walking back to his two orchards where his house is beautiful mansion exists and all his kids and everything. He's walking, we don't have a janitor who enter this orchard. Well, who have already moved enough see. And that's like between brackets. But it's like the most valuable between brackets, three words that ever existed. Like that. You take that out, like you kind of destroy the, the whole built of this sort of foundation of the surah the story? Well, who will
volume will enough see walked into that orchard of his as he oppressed as he had just oppressed himself volume enough since the Quran is in many places, right? And then talks about it comes
referred to a number of times Omar Well, I'm know right what I encounter and foster home every month we never oppress them but the oppressed themselves. So how do you press yourself immersed in
in darkness you mean that figuratively that would that would work and figuratively that's a that's a very interesting or nice way to look at it. But the concept of volume is what I want to think about for a second for a second volume is to put something What does she feel at mainly, that's the definition is the definition of volume is putting something in his improper place. Right. So this
so one is putting something in his improper place. So this one is not mine, when I put it in my pocket that is because I put it in an improper place I oppressed him by taking it so the word oppression is a
secondary meaning of what volume is putting something in this improper place. That's why from a philosophical point of view, Allah subhanaw taala cannot oppress His servants because you don't own anything anyway. So whatever he does, there's no improper place for you because you just nothing that nothing that there's no rights as far as Allah Subhanallah because because He created you will hear everything about you as his so He's incapable of volume anyway. But he's spinal data, even with that concept being there, calls it explains volume and says, I will not do volume so you feel good, but there is no volume. How can you do one? What do you own? What is yours? What rights do you have?
And where do you get those rights from and who offered you those rights? There's nothing everything about you is owned by himself and there's nothing to dictate anything upon him yet he chose for me to call it a woman to define it as well. So in that sense, when he says okay, there's no volume on me, I can do volume, but I'm gonna explain what volume is and I will not do it and you better not do it either. Now we have more reason not to do it because it's actually not ours to to touch things aren't our volume. Oddly enough, see, he oppressed himself by putting himself in the
Wrong place by viewing himself as something that he was not. And as viewing money as something that it wasn't. So put giving money weight that is not is that's not what it is, it's something totally different what you have right now. And the weight that you assigned, what you have right now is that's not what it is. You gave it you gave you assigned it, give it a title that does not it doesn't deserve it. That's not what I want. And then you'll see four statements that will explain the four mistakes he has, like, you'll see four things that will explain to you okay, this is why he this is why he said that an original one and film camera. And that's why he said it. And those are
the four problems that he has, in his mind, viewing money and dealing with it. So when he said a little volume on the UFC, as you're pressed himself, it's not just the an open statement, you know, he'll present himself by thinking the following four ideas, right, the four things that he said, so we'll start with them one by one. First, he said, My oven and to be the better.
I do not think it's possible that all this wealth could be destroyed during my lifetime.
So my oven and to be to have the EBITDA, he means that during my life, this is impossible is impossible burden is it cannot happen that this is destroyed to bead is for it to perish or to vanish, right? That's what another one we understanding is that he is seeing the fifth infinite, giving earth and everything on it an infinite nature, that's another way of looking at it. But but for him for the sake of it, well, he's thinking about, he's like, I don't believe that this could go away. Right? Taking
improper security, from wealth and Allah subhanaw taala gave you taking the wrong impression of what you've got, trying to make money. And the point of making it is I want to feel secure. I want to feel like I will never be poor. Again, I want to say that to myself. You can never say that to yourself, you should never say that to yourself.
You shouldn't want to say that to yourself, you should try and make sure you're not poor that's working for it and making the money is one thing. And one thing to say that is a whole different thing. Wanting to say I will never be poor again, this money is the reason that I'll never be poor again. So right now my dependence on wealth is on this big wad of cash that exists in this place, will never go away. So I'm good, right, because some people have that insecurity. Some people do not have it, do not have the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala have the belief and don't have that don't have the understanding of what risk is, you understand why it is because given to you in the first place,
Chris was not given to you so that you can feel eternally secure financially, you're not given role so that you're in your 30s, you can say, I have enough to live, you know, to take care of myself and take care of all of all my children within my life, and then I can see, but that's not the point of you having money. Allah subhanaw did not give you money for that purpose, he gave you money for a very different purpose, he gave you money so that you could do with it. This is the idea that the suicide essay you're supposed to take if you have more than what you need. If you are given some level of financial security, then you need to take that and use that for the sake of Allah subhanaw
taala and serving and feeding back into the community that you live in. That's the point of it. You're not trying to say that I will never be poor again, then you hold on to that cash and slowly distributed No, first of all, that's not true. That's an illusion. Because that's not how economies work. And if interested in economy works, you know that holding on to flowing is not going to make it any better. That is actually eventually is going to crash one day or another thing is that you shouldn't need to feel that you shouldn't need to feel that I will never be if it is
working. Put your effort in accept whatever Allah subhanaw taala sends your way. Don't prepare yourself for failure. Don't prepare yourself for poverty. Don't accept not having anything but don't do it for that reason. No No your dependence on wealth and on survival is not on the money you have in your bank account. It's on Allah subhana wa Tada on the constant fact that you will continue to serve Him subhanaw taala throughout your life and he will make sure that you you are provided for and even if you're if you go through poverty will not provide it for you except that you're okay with it. You're okay with the fact that God chose for you. But you're always working to make but you
understand that Allah subhanaw taala has a destiny and some of it may not work for you wanting to feel that illusion of security is not going to help it this man what he what he wanted. He was scared of losing money. He was scared of everyday not one day not having money. So when he looked at the his agenda, because when you say that you feel if it shows right? When you say I'm better than you ever money, I'm more successful and you walk away. You feel like there's a powerless it's a natural predisposition within the human heart. Should I have said that?
Right if you're scared, so he wants to fix it. So he said First off, that explained all his issue, all the all the misconceptions that he had, number one, he made he worked and made money and had money hoping would offer him ultimate and an absolute financial security never does and that's not the point of it. Having money is not that you can be
financially secure to the end of your life and children after you know, that's not the purpose it serves. And that's not how it happens in that part is what the story is going to involve all in taking away. That part because remember one part that part of the story, what he's saying that is what the story is going to end up taking away Allah, somebody's take that part of you think this category, you think there's any amount of wealth, or status, social status or financial status, any amount of it that is immune, that you could bring you that ultimate security no matter what you have, it could be taken away.
You could lose it easily and we live without.
And we've seen it Damian, all you have to do is just read not even old history, just the modern history of exactly see people how they fall back if they go from from those who are on Forbes, you know, most rich 100 people on the planet to someone who has nothing who's left with nothing. There's no money isn't there for security, if that's what you're looking for, make wealth we need both. We can't build a community without wealth. You can't raise your children without wealth you can provide for them and close them and feed them. But that is not for that. It's not for that it's not to say I will never be poor against us not fought. That's not the point. If you think like that, will any
amount be enough?
anymore, it will never it's like your opening is this endless appetite to they'll never end there's nothing that will, nothing will will suffice. Nothing will be enough profit. So someone says you should be rocket electron, then the human being nothing fills it causes appetite for it once and for all. It's dirt, meaning when he when he dies, he understands that none of that none of that was worthy of any of the things I assigned. That's number one. Number two, when I called him up, and I don't think I'm not sure that I don't think there's gonna be resurrection. To just be honest, I don't think that after my die, anything's gonna happen. I know. This is what you guys say here in
the massage and then you tell on the member and everything. But I don't really think it's gonna happen. I'm okay with it. Like, I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna fight you on. I'm not gonna spend too much time arguing. But you want my total honest opinion? I don't think so. But I liked the culture. And I liked thing. I like all the practice, and it's nice. And it's you know, it's all good. But I don't think wow.
What do you mean, you like you like what do you like? Nothing to like here? I think this is something you have conviction of what you don't, you know, ask those who have nothing if they have don't have that sort? Yes. Is he still discussing with the other person? No, no, no, this is, this is what he's saying. He walked it's easy. Imagine him? Yeah, imagine him walking into his orchard. Right? As he just depressed himself by saying those words to his friend. He didn't. He didn't impress his friend. But he said an extra roaming camera and he did not impress his friend. He asked himself the problem he had a friend knows because the friend he knows what's, what moneys for and
what to use, he has no problem. He has no doubts at all. He's fine with it. He oppressed himself when he said that by putting himself in a status that he doesn't deserve by giving money status that doesn't deserve nice has to talk to himself. Well, you know, number one, I don't think this offers me security. It shouldn't offer us security. That's not the point of it. You're not supposed to be completely secure about anything. I'm into. I'm into never, never, never be secure of anything. That means never be secure OF YOUR SINS never be fine. It's just how you're supposed to live. Always no things can change, always or various things will change. The only constant is Allah subhanaw taala
The only constant the only thing that will never change is Allah subhanaw taala tie yourself with service of him and everything else is going to change whether you like it or not. One day, not much another day a lot. And then it goes back again. And one day you're happy one day you're not it's just just how life works. The second thing he said, I'm not gonna stop. I don't think there'll be a day of resurrection.
I don't think
sometimes money you know gives you that small ego boost. Just that little ego booster the person needed to finally say I don't think he's gonna go why? Because it's hard to say it when when you're on the other side of things. Right when you when you're starting out life and you're hoping Allah subhanaw taala blesses you with money you're not going to say that that's rude. And that you're scared so you don't have to give up when you have it once you're sitting there on your throne right with your pipe and you're just talking philosophy I don't think enforced now of course now you know thing of course now you don't think of course look a bunch of guns you got everything he gave you
some hands on everything. But how could you take everything from him in the that he gave you in the set cetera on and talking about? You don't think it's gonna happen? Why the second one, not lose, dealing with faith, dealing with faith in a in an arrogant manner, looking down on the concept of resurrection, losing the connection between what you're given and the accountability that is that is connected to what you were given is how could you take all that money and not do anything with it? The only way you can justify that is if you don't believe there's accountability to connect it to where you're saying that you deserve it.
I'm not gonna get comfortable. No one's going to ask me about this money. And that's how I justify. That's how I'm okay. I can live with myself not using it for hunger because well, there's no one to ask me about it because I don't think there's a resurrection. If you're 100% sure that every single dollar was going to be brought up. Okay, we made it from here. Let's see, first of all, did you work hard enough to deserve it? Okay, you did? Okay. Then what? Did you use it for? Me? You think the
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going try this little camera? When? When every it's all going to No, no, I need to know I gave you this someone show me what was done with it. There's no way for you to be able to live with that, with that with that concept with that problem. Unless Unless you don't really believe there's gonna be a resurrection. When you think about isn't that how most people function? And stuff was the most amount that you had to collude? No, no, he's a Muslim. Everyone else? Do we?
Are we guilty of that?
We're half invested, like, not not totally, you don't believe in accountability altogether. That's number two. Number three.
What eluded to either A or B. And if I returned to my Lord, if that iFish I call this the
Arabic Hayato Burman I liked I liked the name for it, meaning what is an English
life of assurance or insurance? Okay, so that's where Iman is, and this is where all the joys of this life is. So I'm going to put one foot there, and one foot here. So if there was Jana, and now I prayed, and I fasten them, and if there isn't, I enjoyed my life. So I wouldn't, I wouldn't either way,
in case and in case they ever end up returned with ready to return to my Lord, right, it's the third problem. That efficient, I don't know if I'll ever return to him or not. So I'll just kind of keep it, keep it half and half. Right. Number one, he used money for ultimate security, not for the purpose that was created for but rather to secure himself, which is not the point of it. Number two, he didn't believe in accountability, meaning he felt that that was his. So it didn't it wasn't to be accountable. Number three, he lived in a fish life of faith anyway. I mean, he was really sure he was returning. So it was kind of half and half, you know, let's do that. I go back. That's it. Let's
say that I go back. Let's go back. All right. And then you know, I've done enough I've prayed I've done
is way worse than me, right? That argument is way, way really?
How does that even Subhanallah The first thing I want to I want to finish with with the fourth one and done the higher minimum, then I will find if I ever returned to my Lord, then I will find better than what I have on my upon my return upon my return. And I will find better than what I have right now upon my return. Number four entitlement why he said that
entitlement entitlement is one of the biggest Jonnie human sins ever. You hate it from your kid, your dad hated it from you. And his great your grandfather hated from your father, and every single parent he said from their kids entitlement. Yeah, many of the fathers here worked really hard to make sure their kids have what they have in their houses. Now if you were to compare what you have, what your kids have right now and what you had when they were their age, your stories would never end you'd be a broken record to say the same John I was your age I walked uphill to school barefoot both ways. I got to carry my mother on my bike and I you know, I had one leg I think my feet when I
was your age, I just just just total agony and sorrow. Because your point your point clearly is that don't you're not don't mean you're not entitled to anything. You're lucky, you're blessed that you have it. I need you. You want your kid to feel that you want them to have good things, but you want them to feel blessed by it's not entitled. If you give them good things and you're entitled harassed, you ruin them. The same thing with elementary data,
the same place, you just cannot cry. Thank you like maybe, maybe I think the word entitlement is a bit more descriptive of the concept Yanni comes with living luxury. Exactly. Yes.
Yeah, or any luxury or anything taken for granted. Sometimes it's not even a luxury anything taking for granted that I deserve this. I deserve it. I'm a good person
playing Allah's role, telling him who's good and who's not good telling him what you deserve what you don't deserve. Based on what we've nothing. Well, God is not gonna waste his time punishing people. What are you or your representative? Are you speaking in his name to you tell you what are you doing? You haven't even I have no knowledge of this whatsoever. You're not entitled to anything for problems. For problems. He took money as fine as ultimate security, financial and social. He didn't believe in accountability. He was efficient, his faith and he felt entitled for problems that money can cause. If you can take money and not have those flow problems, then you will be able to
use it for the purpose that it existed in the first place and you'll actually be able to build with it and that's the
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