Quran Tafseer Page 7 – Guidance & Obligations from Allah
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen When I was able to clean all that are doing the Illa Allah Allah Allah mean or should do Allah Allah Allah Allah who had the hola Sharika you never know what you don't want to hear you know it should never be Jana Muhammad Abdul Hora su Mustafa Amin Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Abdullah sadaqa Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine and my bad Welcome to another episode of outer seal page by page and inshallah Tada. Today, we are on page number seven of the first dose of the Quran in surah baqarah. In the previous episode, we spoke about the story of Admati salatu salam and
what Allah azza wa jal mentioned, from a number of lessons and principles that we can take and benefit from that story. In verse number 38, or the beginning of page number seven, Allah subhanaw taala says Hola, ambito minha Jamia, we said get out all of you referring to
the mighty salatu salam, and therefore by extension, his descendants that would have come later that they should all leave Jana, and therefore, that they will should come upon this earth and this earth therefore becomes, as we said, in the last episode darab Tila, the the abode of trial and test the abode where we have to try our utmost to worship Allah subhanaw taala and to do good deeds, and to earn the pleasure and the mercy and the reward of Allah azza wa jal and Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this clearly in this verse when He says, For in May a TN Nico mini who that feminine interview or who Dahlia fella hope and Ally him Allah who has unknown but when guidance comes from
me, as it certainly will, meaning at any point in time. So before the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, all of the different prophets and messengers of Allah that were sent, and all of the different revelations that they received of divine books and the general guidance that they brought, that is all from Allah azza wa jal guidance for inmate tn Nico mini Hooda. Whenever guidance comes from you, as it certainly will, and as it did over the times and the ages, and after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his guidance all the way until the Day of Judgment, feminine Tabea Abu Dalia, so whosoever follows that guidance, Allah says, From the following the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam following the Quran in our time, following his example sallallahu alayhi wa sallam believing in all that they have been the believers are all that people have been commanded to believe in by following the commandments of Allah and staying away from his prohibitions, if you do all of that, which is all considered to be guidance is given that one single term and name of guidance as we said, when we made the trip zero SOTL Fatiha. That's the guidance that we asked in each and every single Salah in the la serata. Team, Oh Allah, guide us to the street path and keep us firm once you have kindness, kindness to that path, keep us firm and steadfast upon it. Allah
azza wa jal says further hopeful Arlene Walla who has done such people, they will never grieve nor will they fear. They won't fear what is about to come ahead before them meaning in the next life, nor will they grieve over that which they've left behind in this life of their family and their loved ones and so on. Because Allah azza wa jal is there Willie, he is the protector and the helper, and He will protect them and help them with regards to that which they've left behind in this world, to look after it and to help those that they have left behind upon Eman and upon good deeds. And Allah azza wa jal will not allow his own yard is close believers to feel or experience any fear as
they go into the grave and as they go into the next life. And that is the beauty of what Allah subhanaw taala therefore shows to us that the believers are those people that Allah azza wa jal has given to them safety and security, and also that the believers are those people who are therefore safeguarded by Allah azza wa jal is permission, and by His mercy from misguidance, and from living a life of wretchedness, but rather the people who always hold and find that which is pleasing to Allah subhana wa Taala as opposed to those people who don't, because Allah azza wa jal mentioned verse number 39, the opposite of the group those who don't follow the guidance of Allah, those who don't
accept the message of the prophets and messengers or follow the divine revelation that has come to them from the Lord. Allah azza wa jal says in verse number 39, will Lavina CAFO worker that will be Tina, Allah equals Harbin nadie homefree ha ha the dawn. Allah azza wa jal says and as for those who disbelieve, and deny or reject our messages, and our signs they shall be from the inhabitants of the fire and
As they will remain, Allah subhanaw taala therefore shows and makes it very clear that there are only two types of people, those people who receive guidance and those people who are upon misguidance those people who will be happy and have eternal joy and reward and blessings from Allah azza wa jal, and those people who are wretched, and will have eternal punishment and damnation from Allah subhanho wa taala. As for the believers, the first group that enjoy Allah's bliss, and Allah's reward and Allah's pleasure, those are the people they will have no fear, and they will have no grievances or they will not despair. As for the people of disbelief, who reject Allah, and his
messengers, and his science and his revelation, then by definition, they will be people who will always be in a constant state of fear, and they will grieve and they will live a life of wretchedness, and punishment in the next life will be a life of wretchedness as well. And that's why therefore, as Allah azza wa jal is telling us in these verses verses 3938 and 39, there are only one or two groups that we can be part of. We must make that choice. It's not like there's a multitude of groups to choose from. There are only two groups, believers or disbelievers, the people who will be from the people of paradise, or the people who will be from the inhabitants of the fire. In verse
number 14 onwards, Allah azza wa jal now moves on to speaking about Bani Israel, the children of Israel, and Allah azza wa jal speaks to them because of the many lessons that we can learn from them, and from what they went through and from what they did and the way that they behaved and interacted and reacted to their profits and to their messengers, but also because in the Medina and time as we know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had in Medina, a number of Jewish tribes, and there were a number of Christian and Jewish Arab tribes that lived within the peninsula. Allah subhanaw taala says in verse number 14, yeah, Benny is La ILAs. Kunal near materiality and I'm
Charlie come, well Oh phobia Hindi Ooh, Phoebe decom Yaya for HUBZone are children of Israel. Israel, Ito Israel is the name or one of the names of the Prophet jacobellis. Salatu Salam. And Jakob as we know is the son of the Prophet is Huck, the grandson of the Prophet Ibrahim Ali hemos salatu salam, from the names of the Prophet Jakob is Islam is Surah e means the one who makes a covenant with His Lord or with Allah subhanaw taala. And so it was from the names of Jakob Ali salatu salam Yaqoob, as we know had a number of sons and from them you have emerging the tribes of Israel. And so that's why Allah azza wa jal often refers to them as Benny Islam in the tribes are
the children of Israel, meaning, the tribes that emanated from the children of Jakob Ali's Salatu was Salam. And as we said, a number of those Jewish tribes lived in and around the city of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Medina, Allah azza wa jal says addressing them, remember how I blessed you with cornea and materiality and I'm to Alikum remember how I blessed you? And Allah azza wa jal bless them by giving them many, many different types of blessings from those blessings is the many prophets that will send to them from those blessings is the much divine revelation that Allah azza wa jal sent them towards them from those blessings in the way that Allah azza wa jal
aided them and help them through their messengers and their prophets. Remember them?
We recall them, thank Allah azza wa jal for them. Praise Allah subhanaw taala for those blessings we're all for br D O Phoebe decom and Allah azza wa jal, it says, Honor, your pledge to me, I will honor my pledge to you. What is the pledge that they have with Allah azza wa jal is the pledge. As we mentioned before the hadith of murder the Allah one, the pledge that all of us have with Allah subhanaw taala that we believe in Him, that we believe in His prophets and messengers that we believe in the divine revelation that came from him subhanaw taala that is the pact that Allah azza wa jal has given to each and every single one of us believe in Allah don't come and shook believe in
His Prophets and Messengers arinsal Elohim salatu salam, believe in the revelations that you will given, take the commandments of Allah stay away from his prohibitions. Allah says if you do so, Ophelia Adhikam I will honor my pledge to you. What is the pledge of Allah azza wa jal that pledges that Allah subhanaw taala will reward you them, that Allah won't punish you, that if you do as Allah commands, you will have what Allah azza wa jal has promised you in terms of your reward, and Allah azza wa jal will keep you away from his wrath and His punishment Subhana wa Tada what year for Hubbardton Allah says, and I am alone the one that you should fear
and that is because when you fear Allah azza wa jal, that is the first thing that should come to your mind. When when you have those choices. Some of them you know are wrong or haram. Some of them are temptations and desires that will lead you away from Allah azza wa jal, you know, that you have those choices and that choice to make whether to obey Allah or to disobey Allah or whether to do a good deed.
or a bad deed? Allah subhanaw taala says what Yaya for HUBZone if you truly fear Allah alone, and you are cognizant of the fact before you make that choice, then you will always choose the path that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala. That is the sign of strong Eman. And so the way of the believers are they constantly conscious of Allah azza wa jal, constantly mindful of Allah subhanaw taala and that is why our religion is based on so many acts of worship from the moment that you work wake up, you remember ALLAH, and your whole day is one of prayer and recitation of Quran and making the kind of making dua and doing other good deeds by helping your family and and obeying your
parents and being good to those around you. And so, it is one deed after another deed after under the deed, what are all of these deeds doing? They are making you constantly mindful and conscious of Allah subhanaw taala. So when that moment does come as it must and does each and every single day perhaps, when you are given the opportunity or shaytan comes and tempts you, and your desires and your neffs whispers to your soul whispers to to disobey Allah azza wa jal, you are so mindful of Allah subhanaw taala that in sha Allah by Allah's permission, it is something which takes you away from sin, and takes you away from the disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala but if that's not the
case, you don't honor the pledge of Allah azza wa jal, you're not constantly mindful of Allah subhanaw taala you're not constantly mindful of fearing Allah azza wa jal, that is when people turn to the path of disbelief or the path of disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala.
In verse number 41, Allah azza wa jal says, well, Anunoby Martinsville to Musa the Lima one article no a Walla
Walla touchtone will be a yachtie Feminine Pulido, he couldn't believe in the message I have sent down confirming what you already possess. Allah azza wa jal says believe in what I have revealed, meaning the Quran that I have given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Remember Allah azza wa jal is addressing Benny slightly. Allah is saying to them already, that you have a pledge that you agree to that pledge is that you believe in Allah, all of his prophets and messengers, all of his revelations that you will FEAR Him and that you will obey him Subhan Allah to Allah, Allah says, now you have a revelation that has come down to you at the hands of this man meaning the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the revelation of the Quran, Musa De Lima, Malcolm, and you're already confirms that which you know, in your real revelation, you know, in your book that Allah azza wa jal will send another prophet will send another messenger, you have his description, in your book, you're told what he will be like and what he will do and so on. And that is why there were people from amongst the Jews, and the Christians and others who accepted Islam based upon the knowledge that they had of that Revelation, the prophets of Allah what He was sending when he first received revelation. As we know, one of the first things that happened is that his wife Khadija, the
Allahu anha, took him to a cousin wakatobi Nofal. And what have you been? Nofal was a man who was learned in the scriptures of the Jews and the Christians and he recognized that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has received revelation at the hands of Jubilee and Ali salatu salam, from those companions that accepted Islam is the famous companion Abdullah musandam, or the Allah who I'm was from the leaders and the scholars of the Jews of Medina. And he accepted Islam because he recognized that this is exactly what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought this is exactly what they found in the scriptures. We have the example in the story of the famous
illustrious companion, sentimental Pharisee or the Allah one who went on a very long journey as is mentioned in his biography and in his story of conversion to Islam. He went through a long chain of people and along travel and Geney in order to arrive from Persia into Medina. And he was told to seek out this prophet that would emerge amongst the Arabs and he found the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mossad called Lima. Malcolm, you know that it is the truth, because it is mentioned in your scriptures, your prophets and messengers that came before gave Glad Tidings Allah azza wa jal mentions elsewhere in the Quran, there is already salatu salam gave the glad tidings of a prophet
that would come his name would be Ahmed as which wishes as we know, one of the names of our profits on Allah wa and he will send them
Allah subhana data says, well, that's a corner wala cafe to me, and do not be the first to disbelieve in it. Not just simply don't disbelieve, don't be the first to disbelieve. The scholars have to say that that verse gives the hint of someone who hastens to something, to do something, and to be the first doing it shows that the one who's at the first the first to do something has more, is more eager, is more passionate in terms of doing what it is that they're trying to do. And so when Allah says, Don't be from amongst the first disbelief, because through your knowledge, through the scriptures that you have, you should know better than others. And you should have more knowledge
that guides you towards accepting the prophets of Allah where it was to them in the Quran that others don't before amongst the first to disbelieve What are
To start will be if you feminine Aleta and Allah says do not sell my messages for small price, the small price being the pleasures of the dunya. Because of wealth or because of prestige or because of fame or because of power, or because of position or because of family and tribal links or whatever it may be, don't sound guidance. don't sow the signs of Allah, the Messenger of Allah, the revelation of Allah for something that is a paltry sum, Allah calls feminine Calida. Because even if you had all of the wealth of the dunya, it is still a small price in comparison to the eternal guidance that will give you a eternal reward. In the next life, by Allah's permission, but II if
attack when Allah says concluding verse number 41, and I should be the one that you are most fearful of or have the most Taqwa of, and that is because the one who has Taqwa truly in their heart will always seek what is most pleasing to Allah azza wa jal when you have that mindfulness of Allah subhanaw taala the question that you ask yourself is what is most pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala in the situation, what can I do today to increase my good deeds and bring me closer to Allah subhana wa Tada and that is where Allah azza wa jal then says in verse number 42, still speaking to Bani Israel. What I tell you this will help Kabul belted what a Tamil haka want to turn them on. Do not
mix truth with falsehood, or hide the truth when you know what it is. Don't mix truth with falsehood by accepting some of the signs of Allah and rejecting other signs. Don't mix truth with falsehood by mentioning and speaking outwardly and professing that which suits you and works for you, and then concealing and hiding other parts that don't work for you, as they would do as as mentioned, in the Hadith in Sahih. Bukhari when some of the Jewish people came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, show me show me in your Torah, what Allah says about some of the punishments of some of the sins that people commit, they came in the opening
for him, and the one who was reading placed his hand over a part of the page to conceal the verse that actually mentioned the punishment. And Abdullah said, I'm gonna be Allah Who and the companion who used to be one of the Jewish leaders, he said, O Messenger of Allah, tell him to lift his hand, and we that part as well, because that's where the punishment was contained. Don't mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth, whilst you have knowledge of it. If you know that Allah azza wa jal gave us knowledge or gave you knowledge and gave you information that this prophet would come, that he would bring this revelation, that these would be his signs that this is what would be the
way that he would come from Allah Wa, salam, then don't conceal that and turn away from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Allah azza wa jal says in verse number 43, wealthy Masada will add to Zakka worker Omar rock here in an instruction to show how you can always stay firm upon guidance and stay firm upon coming closer to Allah subhanaw taala. Allah says, keep up the prayer, pay this cat and bow your heads in worship alongside those who bow. This is an amazing, amazing verse, Allah azza wa jal says established the prayer, Allah subhanaw taala doesn't just say pray. Allah subhanaw taala doesn't just say offered the prayers he says establish to establish means to do everything that
leads up to the Salah, from Waldo and facing the table and covering yourself and dressing appropriately. Everything that establishes the salah of building the masjid and calling the Advan giving them and so on. Establishing the Salah means all of the actions that are outward whilst you're praying and the interactions whilst you're praying the words and the car and the recitation of the Quran. All of this is from establishing the Sunnah established the people who established the sada and the people who give this a cat and how often does Allah azza wa jal combine or or link up these two pillars of Islam? How often are they emerged or mentioned one alongside the other, to give
Salah to pray the Salah and to give zakat. sunnah is the action of the body that humbles you, that turns makes you mindful of Allah azza wa jal that makes you forces you to make your day revolve around the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. And zakah is that act of worship that makes you sacrifice that which you covet most and that which you love, to hoard and to gather, and that is wealth, and be with those who prostrate be with those who make recall, be alongside other believers who also established the Surah So pray with those who pray, go and pray in congregation alongside them be from amongst those people who are part of the Muslim ummah and the Muslim community
worshipping Allah subhanaw taala.
Allah azza wa jal says in verse number 44, a moron in NASA will be returned
to the throne and Kitab AlFalah therapy in one, how can you tell people to do what is right and forget to do it yourselves? Even though you recite the Scripture, have you know since Allah subhanaw taala says concerning these people, and he says, concluding this verse, Do you not think Do you not have Apple? Apple means do not have do not have sense or a brain by
I wish to compute and to understand, and that is because Allah azza wa jal when he speaks about intelligence, intelligence, what it does is it allows the person to see what is beneficial for them, and what is harmful towards them. So they can recognize what is good and what is evil, what will harm me and what will benefit me. And so you can take the appropriate action that will bring you benefit and word of harm from you. Allah azza wa jal is saying for these people when it comes to their faith and their belief, they don't use the intellect in the way that it's meant to be used in the way that Allah azza wa jal meant for it to be used.
Allah subhanaw taala says, How can you command people to do good when you yourselves don't? How can you enjoy the good and forbid the evil? When you yourself? Do the evil and stay away from the good? How can you claim and tell people that you worship Allah that you should follow prophets and messengers that you should follow revelation as all of these other Abrahamic faiths too, but when it comes to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam in the Quran, you forget yourself. How can you command that which you yourself, neglect, whilst you have the scripture that tells you very clearly that this is exactly what you should be believing in FL attached to your own? Allah subhanaw taala then
says in verse number 45 Was there anymore but somebody was solid, we're in the Hurlock they'll be able to enlighten cashiering seek help with patience and steadfastness and the Sunnah, though it is hard meaning the prayer indeed for anyone but the humble from the great things that allow a person to stay firm upon their religion in the Eman in the worship of Allah azza wa jal in the righteous deeds is these two things that Allah azza wa jal has mentioned here. And each one of them requires the other as well. Allah azza wa jal tells us to be patient, patient because you have to be patient, upon the harm that others will will have towards you. When you believe in Allah subhanaw taala you
have to be patient stay away from that which Allah prohibits. It's not easy to stay away from the Haram when society around you is engaged in the Haram or the people around you from your family and friends are engaged in that haram. You have to be patient upon the good deeds that you're performing. Because it is hard and difficult to do so consists consistently on a regular basis. When there are so many other temptations that are trying and seeking to divert you away from that path. You must be patient upon the challenges and the hardships and the trials that you face in that path of coming towards Allah subhanaw taala but one of the ways that you can attain that patience is by
the solder and the salah itself is something which needs patience, turning to Allah azza wa jal in prayer, the place when you are closest to Allah azza wa jal in this life is when you're in the position of surges and prostration calling to Allah azza wa jal every day, seeking solace and contentment, making the act of worship of Salah not a burden upon you, but something which you enjoy which is why Allah says that it is difficult except for those people who are humble of heart whose hearts are subservient to Allah azza wa jal they enjoy the Salah as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would ask beloved the Allahu Allah to make the event so he could seek comfort in the prayer,
how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and something disturbed him would rush to the prayer, how the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam would stand the night in prayer until his feet would have blisters because he enjoyed the worship of Allah subhanaw taala.
When you have that level of patience, that level of Salah it is something which increases your Eman and allows you to be to remain and keep by Allah's permission steadfast upon this religion. So Allah azza wa jal commands us to do so. And Allah says that it is difficult except for those people who are humble of heart, how do you become humble of heart? Allah azza wa jal tells us in verse number 46, Alladhina Nona anomala Cora beam, one home in a Euro June, there are those who know that they will meet their Lord and that it is to him that they will return. They have a firm Eman a firm belief in the Day of Judgment, that they will stand before Allah be resurrected before him that they
will be held to account that Allah azza wa jal will question them and judge them for everything that they did in this life. And that is why how often you see the prophets on Allahu Allah will send them saying, whosoever believes in Allah, and the last statement cannot be liable.
How many a hadith is this repeated in because the one who truly humbled themselves is the one who knows for certainty that this life is extremely short. You may live for 100 years or you may live for 50 you may live for 10 or 20. No one knows how many days you have left in this dunya. And how many times do we see people around us passing away suddenly someone who's healthy today is struck down by disease tomorrow, someone who's awake today and living will die in the sleep tonight and not see tomorrow? How often is that the case? And so Allah azza wa jal says the believer knows for certainty, that this is the end result. And as a result of that, it increases them in short in
humility and humbleness in wanting to turn to Allah azza wa jal in worship. Allah subhanaw taala. In the last two verses on this page, Allah azza wa jal then reminds when it's rotten once again
He's famous and he says in verse number 47 Yeah, Benny is Edith Caronia mithya Lottie and I'm to earn a coma and knee for bultaco Mandela and I mean are children of Israel remember how I blessed you and favored you over other people? Allah azza wa jal favorite but he's slightly and he favored them by sending them to them many many messengers and prophets by giving to them many divine books and revelations, Allah azza wa jal helped them and protected them such as in the story of Musa and Pharaoh, Allah azza wa jal aided them and helped them on a number of occasions. Allah reminds them of this, that Allah favored and honored them, because they stuck to his message and they stuck to
his revelation. But if they turn away from that, if they reject now the Quran and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah azza wa jal says in verse number 48, the final verse on this page, what oil mulleted is enough stone I never seen che, God your sounds against the day, when no soul will stand in place of another. On the Day of Judgment, no one will take the place of another, no one will bear the sins of another, no one will be held to account for another. Yes, if you did something that allowed or you committed certain sins together, or you did something or you facilitated sin for others, you have a portion of the sin and someone Yes, but in essence, it is
still your sin that you are carrying, and not the sin of others.
Whether you're a man or woman hash of it, whether you have them in her I don't know what or whom you someone, and Allah says no intercession will be accepted on that day. No one willing to cede for you unless Allah azza wa jal gives them permission to do so. Allah must allow the one who intercedes to intercede, the one on whose behalf intercession is being made, that that person can have intercession on their behalf and what intercession is being made for that must also be approved by Allah subhanaw taala. Otherwise, there is no intercession. Your father, your mother, your best friend, your teacher, they can't just intercede because of those relationships, it will only be
those that Allah azza wa jal allows, nor will they be any ransom on that day. You can't purchase your freedom and your salvation human piano, except through your belief and through your deeds. There is no money, there's no gold, there's no silver, you can't sell off other people run some members of your family, for your own safety, while humans are on nor will they be happy. So Allah azza wa jal tells us and therefore the time has been slow, you know, therefore by extension us that when revelation comes accepted, be from the people of Salah and patience and humbleness and humility. There'll be from amongst those people who turn away thinking that they will have Allah's
mercy or that they are guaranteed Allah's mercy on the Day of Judgment. Remember that Allah azza wa jal will hold each and every single one of us to account and only those who Allah allows intercession for will be given intercession and only those that Allah's which will forgive and blesses with Jana when we granted Jana BarakAllahu li como Salah Muhammad Ali your Sami engineering or cinema