Quran Tafseer – Page 25 – Creation of The Heavens and Earth
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Santa Monica on how to lie or brachetto Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Kleber to lean on our agenda Ilana, Lolly mean worship Allah either in Allahu Allahu la sharika Elavil, Oberlin on earth here in Washington and in Vienna Mohammad Abdu Hora sudo Mustafa Al Amin Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Abdi Kota Saudi for Muhammad or other early he was already here in the madman. Welcome back to our FCL series page by page and inshallah Tala. Today we are on page 25 of the second Surah Baqarah, which is the second choice. In the last verse on the previous page, Allah subhanaw taala.
In the last verse that we mentioned, Allah azza wa jal spoke about his oneness subhanaw taala and his right to be worshipped alone. And he says, You know what, you know who Camila who are, your God is the One True God, La ilaha illa who none has the right to be worshipped except him. R Rahman r Rahim, the most gracious the most merciful. Allah subhanaw taala. Now on page 25, were mentioned to us in the first vessel is page 164. Allah subhanaw taala were mentioned to us a number of the signs of his in the creation in the universe, that point to that very fact that Allah azza wa jal is the one true God that he alone subhanaw taala has the right to be worshipped. And this is something
which is extremely important because the numerous places in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells us to reflect upon that which we see around us to reflect upon the creation of Allah and the universe of Allah subhanaw taala. And as we walk and we travel, and we move from place to place, as we switch on our TVs, and we see now any
and now at this point, more than any other in the history of of humankind, we have the ability to appreciate what is in the heavens and the earth.
Many of us unfortunately, don't really stop and ponder. We don't see those signs when we're watching, for example, Docu documentaries on on nature, or science, we don't stop and relate that back to Allah subhanaw taala. But rather what we'll do is we'll be amazed and we'll think it's Wow, fantastic and whatever. And then we'll just carry on and we won't make that connection of Eman and that is when Allah azza wa jal is telling us to do because Allah subhanaw taala at the end of this verse will say these are signs Leto me afternoon for the people who have of intelligence people who reflect people who think people who ponder people who connect what they see around them with the
Creator Subhana wa Tada the creation is amazing. So therefore its creator, must be some one must be one that is all powerful and all able to pan out Tyler.
Allah azza wa jal mentions a number of signs in 160 in verse 164, and we will mention them insha Allah to Allah one by one, Allah azza wa jal begins and he says Our Allah He machete upon a regime in Nephi holacracy T will org in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the heavens and amazing creation of Allah subhanaw taala with the sun and the moon and the stars and the planets, everything that we see it is amazing. The comments that you see in the universe, the the Milky Way the galaxy, everything that Allah azza wa jal has placed there in it is amazing to look at it is to know that you are this small compared to the vast creation of Allah subhanaw taala. To look at it is something
which amazes you that there is so much beyond our scope and ability to understand these places, some of them are so far away, that it takes us now when we send them when they send up spaceships and rockets and so on, take some years in order for you to be able to reach his destination years, in order for him to be able to even get partway sometimes to his destination. They plan now for two or three decades in the future. Because that is how vast the creation of Allah subhanaw taala is. And so when we look around us and we just see the street outside or the trees and the houses around us, that is the smallest segment of what is the great creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we know
from the Quran and the Sunnah, that the creation of Allah azza wa jal that we can't see that has been hidden from our eyes of the angels, and of the jinn and of hellfire and Paradise and the Throne of Allah azza wa jal and everything that Allah will place on human piano is far greater and more vast than that which our eyes are able to see and what we can witness in this life. Until Allah subhanaw taala says, look at the creation of the heavens and the earth around us. You look above and it's amazing. You look around you and it is amazing. The mountains, the trees, the oceans and the seas. Everything that Allah subhanaw taala has placed upon this earth that we see around us from the
animals and the plants and the birds and the fish isn't something which is amazing.
He's in each and every single one of them. And Allah subhanaw taala has created all of this, and Allah azza wa jal created it all with no difficulty, no, no tiredness, no help no aid Allah subhanaw taala with his perfect ability and knowledge subhanaw taala simply commanded to come into existence and adapt. He commanded that A B and it was work, Tina Finley anyone know how and from the signs of Allah azza wa jal, the alternation of the day and the night isn't the person on the day of the night one of the greatest signs of Allah azza wa jal, how we use the day to wake up to move to work to visit to do so many things, the fact that you can see clearly around you because of the daylight as
opposed to the nighttime which is a time of rest a time when we when we stay at home a time when we when we seek solace and contentment in in with our families and our home after a tiring day of toil and work, isn't it from the amazing science of Allah azza wa jal and isn't the automation of the day and night the way that we measure our time. Our age is measured by the passing of days and nights. Our acts of worship are based upon the movements of the day and the night. So many things are based upon this. They look at the way that Allah azza wa jal has created creations. In the animal world for example, some of them are nocturnal, they use the night as day as the day is but and Allah
subhanaw taala has given us as humans the ability to enjoy both. We can stay awake at night, as we often do in worship, and at certain times of the year or some people who work for example during the night shift, and were able to enjoy the day as well, by the blessing of Allah subhanho wa taala.
Allah azza wa jal continues with the signs will fall guilty the jury will barely be Malian Pharaoh nurse, and the ships that sailed the seas with goods for people. This vast coalition of Allah azza wa jal reaches the sea and the ocean. It is so vast, so strong, so powerful, the way that it can flood the way that it can, that can be waves, the way that it can storm in the sea can capsize whole vessels and boats, the way that those that are validated the ocean with his depth is something which is so so difficult for us to be able to navigate. Yet Allah subhanaw taala gave us the ability to make ships and those ships by them, we can traverse the Earth, we can travel from one land to
another, and especially before the discovery of air travel. This is something which people used for centuries, in order to be able to move from one place to another, there's the transporting of people and goods, business and commerce was done by sea trading routes. And even till today, much of the cargo of the world is is transported by sea, because it's cheaper, and those vessels are bigger, they can contain more. And so it is something which even till today is still in use. And that's why for those of us that lived, you know, we as we saw through COVID and through the pandemic that we recently went through the problem was with the shipping routes when they stopped how many things
were difficult to obtain how many things were difficult for us to be able to access because of what happened in the world. And so Allah azza wa jal says that this is from the most amazing signs of Allah subhanaw taala Well, man, that Allah who ministered in in here below Baba demo Tia and Allah azza wa jal says that He sent down water from the sky to give life to the earth when it has become barren. Allah subhanaw taala causes the clouds to bring rain, and that rain goes as Allah azza wa jal goes wherever Allah subhanaw taala decrees. And as that rain descends, people feel relief. They feel relief in terms of the heat in certain parts of the world, that it cools down their weather,
and its relief in terms of it being a source of water for people to be able to enjoy and drink. And it is a relief in terms of our plants and vegetation that Allah subhanaw taala gives us and allows us to grow crops. By virtue of the rain, you have a land that is extremely barren. And by virtue of that rain, it comes back to life within this in the cycle of the tree. Allah subhanaw taala gives us a sign of resurrection, that land that can be barren looks dead can come back to life. Just as the tree at one point is dead with no leaves. And then the time will come and they will in spring but it will come back to life and it will have the ability to grow those leaves and plants again by Allah
subhanaw taala has permission.
Allah azza wa jal then continues with Fe M in Khalida and Allah says He scattered all kinds of creatures over the earth. Looking at humans, isn't it amazing to look at our bodies and to just simply reflect on the way that Allah azza wa jal created us the way that we can breathe, the way that we can think the way that blood pumps around our body, the way that we can move the way that we can speak the way that we can smell and see all of the sensors that we have and the abilities and the skills that have allowed us each one of us simply individually. We are just one person relatively small in the grand scale of things, but together as communities and societies, look at
what we have created upon the earth by Allah's permission, the inventions the science, that technology this question
The skyscrapers, the buildings, the transportation vehicles and, and so on all of these things that Allah azza wa jal has given humankind, the ability to create, and that is just human so complex are we in the way that we are, that when something just one thing goes slightly off skelter or slightly off balance within our bodies, we come down with pain and fever and difficult. So precise is the creation of Allah subhanaw taala. And then look at the creation of world large soldiers placed in the animal world, from the animals on land and the animals in the sea and the birds fly in the air. Look at from the smallest insect, the ant, and its colony and the way that it works to the bee and
the way that it harvests honey within its hives. Look at the way that the animals interact with one another, the Tigers and the lions from the fiercest predators to the greatest land mammals like elephants, to the greatest mammals and animals that we have upon the face of the earth like Wells, Allah subhanaw taala has placed within each one of them their own structure, each one of them their own societal hierarchy. Each one of them has the ability to live and it is provided for by Allah subhanaw taala Those are amazing signs of Allah azza wa jal and if you ever come across a nature documentary, you ever come across something that shows you the intricacies of the way that those
those those habitats work, and those different animals and insects live and the way that they thrive and prosper, one of them by the last panel Diana's command, and by His mercy subhanaw taala. It is from the greatest signs of Allah azza wa jal. And so this is something which we appreciate now, from the animals that we benefit from on a daily basis because we eat their meat, we drink from their milk, we use them to ride upon or people used to use them for ride upon and other people use them in their agriculture and in their farming. All of the things that we have around us that Allah azza wa jal has placed for us from His signs. What does he feel he was having Musa Horiba in a summer event,
and Allah azza wa jal then continues and he says in the changing of the winds, wind that is warm and windy, there is cold, wind that comes and blows from the north or the south or the east or the west wind which at some times because of its severity can be so terrifying, like a hurricane that comes and destroys everything within its path. But wind at the same time that can be so gentle like a breeze, that when it comes on a hot summer's day, it is something which is extremely cooling and beautiful to feel and experience. All of this from the signs of Allah subhanaw taala was to have been Musa has been a summary when under the law says and the clouds that he has pleased I'm
appointed causes between the sky and the earth, lands or Allah azza wa jal has decreed will receive a great deal of rain. And Lanza Allah decrees receive little rain lands that Allah subhanaw taala brings to Erie that when it comes here is really for the people, for the animals and for the plant life there in Allah azza wa jal says concerning all of this, the creation of the heavens in the earth, the alternation of the night and the day, the ships on the sea, the animals, the wind, the clouds, everything that we have the rain, Allah azza wa jal says, in the home ERP on all of these assigns for people of intelligence, people who stop people who ponder people who reflect and think
people who look at the science and think that if this is so amazing, the creation, then what about the Creator? If these are things that Allah azza wa jal has created, then surely Allah subhanaw taala has the right to be worshipped alone as the one who created all of them. So Allah subhanaw taala then continues in verse 165. And he speaks about those people who despite seeing the signs, they still turn away in worship other than Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanaw taala says that for the believers when they see the signs of Allah, it increases them in Eman increases them in Love of Allah azza wa jal increases them in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala and in the submission to
Him, but as for some people, Allah azza wa jal says investment 65 Wamena. Nurse you may attack you don't mean don't hit the Boehner whom there have been. Even so there are some who choose to worship others besides Allah as rivals to him, loving them with the love that is due to Allah subhanaw taala Allah azza wa jal says that there are some people despite all of the signs, who will worship God besides Him, whatever form that God may take human form angelic form, the form of stones or idols, whatever it may be, they worship those gods besides Allah, and they love them as they should love Allah subhanaw taala or sometimes even more than they love Allah azza wa jal. So they when you love
someone, or when someone loves someone, like for example, the parent loves their child, that parent because of the strong, deep love that they have for their child, they're willing to sacrifice for that child. They will stay up the whole night awake with that child, they will sacrifice their comfort and their joy for that child. They give up their money and the
work all day and all night in order to be able to provide for the child and their future. That is love. When you sacrifice when you're willing to work hard when you're willing to, to do things that take you outside of your comfort zone, but because of the love that you have for that person you're willing to do so. This is how they behave with the gods besides Allah subhanaw taala because they love them. And that's what love does. And that is why we're told in our religion, that we should love Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than anything else as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, none of you will truly believe until he loves me more than he loves his
himself, his his, his parents, his children, and all of the people. And the Prophet told us that Allah What are you sending them from the signs, or from the ways that we taste the sweetness of iman, as is mentioned, the hadith is about the Allah one is that we love Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, more than anything and everything else, because when you love you sacrifice, you submit, and you do more in order to attain the pleasure of the one that you love. And so Allah azza wa jal says that this is the way that the disbelievers are they're willing to do this. So shouldn't the believers be even more willing to do what they must for Allah subhanaw taala? If
they are upon even in disbelief, if they are worshipping gods that are false, but they're still willing to sacrifice and do out of love, Shouldn't those who know for certainty that Allah azza wa jal is the one true God worthy of worship, that there will be a resurrection That we will be judged by Allah subhanaw taala shouldn't be we be more willing to sacrifice for truth than others are willing to sacrifice for falsehood. And that is why Allah azza wa jal continues and says, Well, levena No, I should do humbly Allah. But indeed the believers have a greater love for Allah. Look at the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave up and sacrificed their wealth,
sometimes their marriages, their children, their families, everything comfort their homes, their lands, they gave up everything for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala.
As for the disbelievers who sacrifice for their false gods, Allah azza wa jal says, while you're on leather, you know Vala more in your own Elijah button on water the law in Jamia and Nalco water Neela who Jamia? Allah has shoddy don't either but but if only the people of Shell could see as they will see when they face the torment of Allah, that will power belongs to Allah and that indeed Allah punishes Savini meaning that a day will come with those people will stand before Allah azza wa jal and they will then realize that those gods of the worship besides Allah will not true gods, they will come and realize that their sacrifice and their work and their worship and everything that they
did, for the sake of those gods is worthless means nothing. And it was on that day that they will see when they see the punishment of Allah, they will realize that all true power and ability belong to Allah azza wa jal alone, and that Allah subhanaw taala is severe and his punishment, Allah azza wa jal and continues, mentioning the way that they will be on human piano in verse 166. is about living in a two bedroom in a lady in a tub of water, I will either buy what's called Part B Himal. As Bab when those who have been followed, disowned their followers, when they all see the suffering when all bonds between them are seven, Allah azza wa jal will say that those people will come on
Newman, Tiana, who worshiped other than Allah, and they will come to the gods that they worshipped besides Allah subhana wa Tada. And in the case of a number of them, they never wanted to be worshipped. They never claimed to be gods. They never asked people to worship them like Allah Azza dimensions at the end of certain matter, either consenting Lusardi, salatu salam, there is a ceremonial piano will disown himself will disavow himself from their worship, he will disown them and he will say, I never commanded you to worship me or my mother. I never said that I was the Son of God, I never claimed any aspect or form of divinity. And so that is the greatest of loss that the
people because on that day, that is the day that your God needs to help you a normal piano. That is the day that those people will need salvation and help and aid. So if your gods besides Allah are true Gods This is the day that they must come to help you. But when those gods turn around and say We never wanted to be worshipped, we are not gods besides Allah subhanaw taala that is when they will realize those people, the disbelievers that the fire of the house is for them. And all of the other means of help and aid will be severed and cut off from them. No friends, no family, no gods no wealth, everything that they they put into this world, thinking that it will give them happiness and
success. They will realize that none of it will matter on human piano except for the believers. Because what the believer is doing is based upon taqwa and sincerity and the worship of Allah subhanaw taala alone. Those are the bonds that Allah azza wa jal keeps safe as Allah says elsewhere in the Quran, consenting friendship. Hola, yo mama embargo homely bound in Urdu when Indian talking the closest of friends on the Day of Judgment will be enemies one to another except for the people of Taqwa. We
Why because our friendship with the believers, our relationships with our family, our everything that we do in the dunya it is based upon the love of Allah subhanaw taala and his worship alone. And so the disbelievers will say to their God once they've been disowned, as Allah continues investment 67 Wirkkala Lavina tuber Willow and Elena car Ratan furniture Barbara Amin, whom came at about Rome in the follows will say, If only we had one last chance, we will disown them now we will disown them as they now disown us in this way. Meaning that if Allah azza wa jal allows us to go back, if we have one more chance, if we could go and have our time again, then we will not worship these people,
we would disown them, because now we've seen the renewal to Yama, they have disowned us, but will they be given another chance? Is there another opportunity? No, because the only time that we have is the one that Allah azza wa jal has allotted to each one of us in this world. Allah subhanaw taala as the Prophet told us, and Allah while he was sitting in the Hadith, he said that Allah azza wa jal will ask some of the disbelievers a Newman piano, that if you were to have all of the treasure of the earth, all of the wealth of the dunya would you ransom it? To save yourselves from the punishment of Yeoman pm as the day of judgment of the fire? And they will say yes, so Allah, imagine
everything in the dunya you give up, because you want to be saved from the fire. And Allah azza wa jal will say to them, I asked you for something far less. Allah subhanaw taala doesn't say to us in the dunya, that we have to earn everything in the dunya like we have to gather the treasures of the earth and then spend them in the way of Allah. Allah azza wa jal doesn't even say when you have of your own wealth that you possess, that you have to give all of it for the sake of Allah. Allah azza wa jal doesn't say that you have to give up your family for the sake of Allah Azza whatever it is, you don't have to give these things meaning sacrificed to them. For Allah sake physically, what
Allah azza wa jal wants you to do simply is to worship Him to do the halal and stay away from the haram. Allah says, I never asked you to ransom the dunya all I asked you to do was worship me along subhanaw taala. And so therefore, those disbelief was realized on a normal piano, nothing will benefit them. So Allah azza wa jal says, summing up the situation on your monthly Yama Karateka Yuri human law who are Amanda whom has arrived in early him, Allah will make them see their deeds as a source of bitter regret, everything they did in the dunya all of the deeds that they thought were good that they accumulated, all of the things all of the things that they thought bring them joy and
happiness of wealth and power and fame and whatever they did thinking that they ultimately will be okay. Because on the day of oh, there is no resurrection or if there is a relatively resurrection, we will be okay on that day. All of that will be rendered null and void and evil that they did have the disbelief and oppression and harm and haram and so on. They will see that presented before them. So it will be for them a source of regret and what is the end result? What Bihar Regina Amina now, Allah says, they shall never leave the fire, they will remain in the fire Varun Allah subhanaw taala investment 60 He then continues and he speaks about an aspect that helps the believers tend to Allah
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and that is to have nourishment which is pure, just as we need spiritual nourishment which is pure and that is the nourishment of the Quran and the Sunnah and Eman then likewise what helps us to attain that and spiritual nourishment and benefit from it, to be able to reflect upon the signs of the dunya and so on, is that we have nourishment of a physical nature, food and drink and clothing and so on. That is also halal and pure. Allah subhanaw taala says, Your nurse will Coloman fill out Behala Yeva one TB ru T shaytaan in hula kumara do womb mobian Oh people eat what is good and lawful from the earth and do not follow shape on footsteps from Indeed he is your sworn enemy. Allah azza
wa jal commends people to eat from that which is good. And Allah subhanaw taala and another verse will give the same command to the messengers of Allah and Allah azza wa jal to say yeah, your Rasul could Amina pay you back, oh messengers and prophets eat from that which is pure. And Allah azza wa jal tells us in another verse in the Quran also in Surah Baqarah Allah says, You are living in a man who coolamon for you batty Marzano come, or you who believe it from that which is pure. So therefore, humans in general, the believers specifically and the messengers of Allah are all given the same command and that is to eat that which is pure. The Prophet told us to Allah while he was
selling, that from one of the reasons that people's do ours are answered, their worship is not accepted is because the physical nourishment of food and drink and clothing is impure. And Allah azza wa jal in this verse, He speaks about two criteria when it comes to our nourishment. Number one is that it is halal and number lawful and number two is that it is by ye
Pure Halal means that you stick to the commands of Allah azza wa jal when it comes to food and that is a generally everything is halal. With the few exceptions that Allah has given, stay away from alcohol stay away from pork stay away from certain types of meat that haven't been sorted
in the name of Allah azza wa jal for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala stay away from carry on meat and some of these will be mentioned inshallah to Allah in our next episode, because in the next page, Allah azza wa jal will mentioned some of them in detail and there are others as well that you will find in other verses of the Quran such as in Soto and iron, and likewise in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to stay away from those foods and to have food that is halal that is lawful and permissible from Allah subhanaw data, this is the first condition.
The second condition is that it must be by you. And by you means that it is sourced in a way that is pure. So for example, sometimes you can have food that is halal. Like for example, milk or bread, the halal foods, permissible lawful for you to eat. However, the way that they were attained makes them impure. For example, they will stone or the money that was used to patch them was stolen or it was from haram sources. So that food now becomes impure not because it is in and of itself impure, but because of the way that it was attained because of the means that we use in order to attain that food. And so Allah subhanaw taala tells us to have both and that is that you have halal food that is
lawful and food that is clean and pure. And that is why for example, we have the story of the famous companion Khalifa Abu Bakr Radi Allahu and the greatness of this OMA after its profits on Allahu Allah He was sent him, but he would ask his servant when he was the Khalifa, when he would bring him food, his 70 would ask him where they got it from, because he always wanted to know the source of that food. And on one occasion, he gave him some food and because Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah was preoccupied, he started to eat. And then he asked him as he was eating, where did this come from? And he said, Oh Abu Bakr before Islam, I was a fortune teller, and I told someone's fortune and it's
come through now. So they gave to me a gift this foot and I wanted to present it to you. That's my payment in essence for something which is in essence haram, which is fortune telling.
Abu Bakr the Allah Hwang made himself forcibly made himself vomit. And the people around him said Why oh Baba Quran you don't need to go through that. Okay? You didn't know now that you know, stay away from it. But you don't need to make yourself vomit. I will back up with the Allah Who am replied and he said, I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, anything which is nourished upon haram, than the fire of hell has more light to it. And that is why the companions were extremely diligent when it came to where their food came from, not only to ensure that it was halal, but also to ensure that it was pure, and stay away from the footsteps of Shavon because she upon
wants you to engage in nourishment that is impure and not halal, because by doing so, it is more likely than that you will fall into other types of haram by way of action in the Chapin is your enemy. And Allah azza wa jal then tells us in the final verse on this page 169, the way that shaytaan is our enemy and what He commands us to do, Allah azza wa jal says in Moroccan missile, you will fracture you will Taku Allah He mana anemone, he always commands you to do what is evil and indecent. He tells you to do the Haram The major sins, the minor sins, and that which is in decent to look upon that which is haram to speak in a way that is indecent to expose yourself in ways that
are in decent and to indecency. Because that lack of shame and lack of modesty makes it more likely that you will be less modest when it comes to other haram. If you don't care the way that people think of you. You won't really care about the way that Allah azza wa jal sees you and, and and watches over you when you do haram and sociopaths likes this, that you do evil that you commit indecency and, and that you speak about Allah with that knowledge because that is the essence of worship and all evil, that you speak about Allah with that knowledge those people who claim that Allah has gods besides Him, that the other Allah has a partner or a son or a daughter, whatever it
may be. In essence, they speak about Allah without knowledge. And Allah warns us against this is what shaped hundreds, he puts ideas into your mind. Surely, Allah didn't create everything. Therefore Allah doesn't have the right to be worshipped. Therefore, there's a different grito, there's a different justification for being upon this earth. All of these questions are formed by shaitan. Because he wants you in essence to take Allah azza wa jal and to confine Allah subhanaw taala to the limited knowledge and understanding that we have in our minds and to confine Allah to that, whereas the creator is far greater than our scope to understand and our scope to comprehend.
This is what shaytaan does. And he does this in various ways and means these are the traps that he has, we ask Allah azza wa jal he saves us from those traps and he makes us from the people who remain steadfast upon this religion BarakAllahu li Walakum wa salam livina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine was gonna