Explanation of Surah al-Hujarat (2) Ayahs (7-10)
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Lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah he while early he also Habiba Salam. Loma Linda Mayan pharaoh now when found Abby, Maya limped inna Was it not invulnerable. Al Amin la manera de Chirico. Shoukry ko has neighboured Attic.
Inshallah, first I want to start with answering a few questions from last week.
Just so that I'm sure that I would give them the attention that they need and they are beneficial. So sometimes it's good for you to hear a question and the answer because it will benefit you insha Allah in understanding the surah but also beyond the thing that we are talking about. So the first question was about
the first question
was about compliance and understanding. So why is it that sometimes we acquire more understanding after compliance? Right, we say response should be, if Allah azza wa jal tells us to do something is that if it is hover, if it's a fact, we believe in it, if it's a command, would we say submit and our Atlanta alright we hear on we obey, we hear when we comply, whether we understand it or not, right, we talked about this last week. And previous to that, so whether you
understand the Command of Allah azza wa jal, when he why he wants you not mean you definitely understand what he wants, right? Do this or don't do that. So you understand the what, you don't understand the why.
So whether you understand the why or not we say you go ahead and you apply and comply. So the question here, why is it that understanding may come after the application, not before it. So we can say that in general, the commands of Allah Zodac can be divided at least into two categories, those that you understand the wisdom behind, and those that you don't understand. So if somebody tells you alcohol is haram, do you understand why it's haram? You don't need to understand every single minut detail and harm of alcohol, but in general, you understand the harm of alcohol. So how the mark cool manner, meaning you understand the wisdom behind it, right?
There's another command, you know, famously, like pray five times a day, it's not four and it's not six. Do you precisely understand the wisdom behind the five number five instead of six or four? You don't you could speculate, but it's not that apparent. So we say what you obey.
All right. So with some of the commands of Allah azza wa jal, as you will find in the Sierra, the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu. They did not understand but they applied and the quiet understanding afterwards. So it says, Why is it that you acquire understanding afterwards, because in some of these commands, Allah has zodion wants to test you like in your life, you are going to receive things that you don't understand, and you have a choice not to comply. But Allah who wants to test you test your Eman, test your heart, test your devotion to see, will you do it, even though you don't understand it? Or will you reject it? Because you don't understand? So first of all, there is
a test involved in it.
The second is that there's always a level of understanding that one acquires when they practice a thing,
right, in the dunya.
And in religious matters, so there is always right. So if somebody tells you explains driving to you,
you can understand it in theory, when you start to drive you'll acquire a deeper understanding of it a sensation that no one can teach it. Right? This is how it feels when you drive when you stop when you accelerate, whether it's exciting or boring, whatever it is, but those emotions only come when you practice. So there is that experiential level of understanding that no one can give to you until you practice Islam. So what does it feel to wear the hijab? You could talk about it, but you have to feel it. What does it feel to pray fast Ramadan.
Somebody can try to teach it to you but you have to feel it yourself. Only then will understanding develop. And also a third element of it is that Allah has voted as part of the test that we talked about. My conceal that understanding until you are ready to receive it before that you're not ready. Right? And you're not ready yet to understand it to receive it. You're not mature yet.
You're not firm yet until Allah azza wa jal sees from you that yes, your Eman has increased, your wisdom has increased and now you can instead understand this thing. So that's why we say, follow and then understanding
will follow what you follow, right? So follow it and then Allah has the dual grant you understanding and sometimes the understanding comes first. Right? So here we're talking about the wisdom of it. So I hope that answers the question. If not, Inshallah, let me know and I'll explain it further. The second question, and it's related to a thing that we were asked yesterday, last week, but it's still beneficial, and it's still connected. Insha Allah azza wa jal. The question is fear rasa. Which rasa you could translate as foresight.
So, how do you distinguish between a few rasa? There is from Allah azza wa jal, and if you rasa, that could be a whisper from the shaytaan. How do you tell the difference? Now, what is fear? Rasa? First of all, fear rasa, we interpreted that as or translated that as foresight, basically, if your answer is for you to be able to tell something beyond the visible, either based on some minut minor evidence, or without any physical evidence, to tell to predict what is invisible, as somebody has, you know, done something, you didn't see it, but you could kind of sense it and feel it from them. Or tomorrow, something will happen with you. Well, how do you feel it? How do you know we there is
no visible thing, but you can sense it. So this is fear rasa. There's a weak Hadith about it, but it's weak. Anyway, it says that we had it tocopherol certain moment for, you know, yonder winola, it says beware of the ferocity of the believer because he sees with the light of Allah xuejun. So that weak Hadith again, it's weak. But what he's saying is that beware of the foresight of the believer, because the believer when they see what are they see, they see aided by Allah Zota, so they see from you more than what the regular person sees. So they could maybe sense that you have a bad intention or sense that you've just done something bad. Okay, so that's what fear rasa is anybody confused
about what it is?
Anyway, there are two three types of viruses. Three types of philosophy. First, is one that is based on something physical, but it is minor, and is so minor, that it could seem invisible. So somebody you know, based on somebody's face, somebody's height, somebody's demeanor, something, they could tell that so and so is patient so and so is smart, so and so is dumb, so and so is this so and so on is that
people in a profession, after some time, you develop a sense of experience that could seem like Furiosa, right? So for instance, you know, a mechanic who's really good at what they do, they could just listen to something. And they say, that's what's right, what's wrong with the car, or the mechanics may not know, but he's that good. That experienced, right, they could see if somebody's pulling in with a type of car and they look at the person look at the car, and they say, This is what's wrong with the car based on what experience that tells them based on the person based on the car, this is what's happening. Now, a doctor could do this. Right? Physician, they could do this if
they're good enough minor signals here and there.
The people who Hadith, right? They had that, let's call it intuition. Because of long practice, they would hear a hadith they see something's wrong with it, they did not investigate it. Something's wrong with that hadith. Why? Again, there's an experience that tells them about it. So there is this and some said it can be learned, maybe, maybe not. But this is not really what we're talking about, because that's for us are based on particular evidence. There's another field rasa that is from Allah, Allah zodion. And that is the kind of the categorization of no claim there is one field that comes from Allah as origin. And another philosophy that is based on discipline and exercise, meaning
that it's available to anybody disbelieve or an unbeliever, if you
don't eat mean, meaning that you go through periods of hunger,
experience solitude, train your soul train this he is saying that a person could have some insights. Right, can have some insights, but he says that this is not special. Everybody can develop this. Everybody can have this whether you are a believer, or you're not. Right.
So that's another thing. That's not really what we are worried
About the last the for the first one he said that this comes from Allah as Odin is said that this is a gift for the believer. So if a person guards his eyes from haram ears from haram, mouth from eating the Haram or speaking the Haram and they are obedient to Allah zodion and very close to him because the avoid the Haram Allah azza wa jal my select to honor them with a times honor them with this gift where they would know things that otherwise are not visible otherwise are not known. So for instance, Hatha bra the Allahu Anhu is well known for this if he would see someone he would say I suppose or I think he is this and that no evidence
beyond what he there's like an imprint that person leaves an imprint on him. So and so was a fortune teller in Jaya hadiah or tomato no offense reported once he sought so someone was before he met with Matt I'm not a fan. He looked at a woman then came and said sir to salaam to Earth man, I'm not a fan. He said to him something like I see the effects of sin on your face. I see sin on your face. So he said, What is this revelation after the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam he said no, but this is in order that Allah has total gifts to people. So that is a possibility that a person could have this. And America him said something or no not ignore me quoted somebody is saying something akin to
it says if a person is really close to Allah as zoton and avoids the Haram and always speaks the truth, his fear rasa, his foresight is often accurate. Right?
Now a person may ask, How do I know that if I have fear rasa? Like what if I see someone? And what the thought that comes to my mind when I see him is that this person? What is a liar? Let's suppose How do I know is this from Allah Zoda? Or is this from the shaytaan? How do I know? It says, first of all, you notice yourself to what category do you belong belong belong to? Are you of the people who are very close to Allah azza wa jal that you deserve that type of philosophy, that foresight,
that knowledge, or are you not? If you're not then you would not assume that that has come from Allah azza wa jal? If you're a sinner, and you have these feelings, you're not necessarily going to assume that this is from Allah hazarded. But if you're very close to Allah azza wa jal, then the possibility increases. The second thing to keep in mind is that is your fear, rasa fallible or infallible? prone to mistakes or free of mistakes?
Pro prone to mistakes? Because no one because this is not revelation from Allah azza wa jal. So in fact, at times, you could be right, at times, you could be wrong. So you do not know until it reveals itself to you later on.
Right? Now, you do not know until it reveals itself to you later on, you discover that what you thought was right, or what you discover that what you thought is wrong. But it's important that if you're an average Muslim, you don't rely on this and be so connected to it. As if you are waiting for it. Or what is the what is the what do I think about this person? What do I think about that person and let that consume you. You forget about it. If it happens, and you feel it, keep it to yourself, and then let it reveal itself to you. Whether it's right or wrong. If it's right, then with time you will know how to differentiate and increase your taqwa to Allah Xeljanz will be
protected from error. But if not, right, if you're not, don't have that Dukkha then you would dismiss it. So in general, I would say treat it like you treat a good dream. Right? Like a treat a good dream. Take it and it could be a great sign. But don't make it the center of your life. Meaning don't because of that dream, start waiting for things to happen, or anticipate or make you afraid of things. A good dream? Alhamdulillah will Allah mean May Allah make it so within live your life? Right? And the same thing with that to rasa if a person has it, don't let it consume you or become the center of your life. Right?
Two more questions at sha Allah before we go into the sea at this one is, this is last week we talked about respect in regards to our elders, parents and how we should allow them to walk in front of us. Can we interpret or extend this to a spouse leading the family? So of course you're talking about a spouse meaning a father or a mother leading a family. So we said that when you walk with an elder right, you don't walk ahead. So you walk with next to or behind? Tomorrow. So that's clear. So
If you're walking with your family, you walk together. So if you have your kids with you, you teach your kids to do what? To never walk ahead, right to another walk ahead, but beside, or in the back to teach them respect at a very young age, because they're going to take that practice, and apply it with other elders that they will meet at the masjid, or in the community, and you want them to honor anyone who's older, and honor anyone who's more knowledgeable. So when you're walking with the family, you're walking together, oh, you teach the kids to be white, and the back if they're very young, right? And the young they like to run and what have you let them write, let them you do you
don't have to restrain them. But when they become of age of discernment, meaning they could be controlled, they can understand they could be disciplined, you start to teach them these things. So that that becomes a habit that they have, not only in how they walk, but also in how they talk, how they address you how they address elders, as well. So for a spouse, a mother, let's say, with the children, the children walk around the mother not ahead, right, that's the sign of respect, with the Father, the same thing, they will walk around, not ahead of the Father.
The other one, also the last thing in Sharla, just to mention, it's a more of a comment, but let's expand on it when we talked about last week about and it's really wasn't about educational education, but kind of reference to educational systems and educational systems in the West, and the types of people that they graduate, we didn't really talk about educational system, but it kind of was embedded in it, right. So it's important that you know that when you go into university in particular, right, and you graduate from it, you understand that university and everybody who's involved in it, are there to produce certain types of knowledge to perpetuate certain types of
knowledge. So from the professor, to the curriculum to the administration, so one of the things that you will feel, and there is a reason for it, is that there is an element white when you're in that environment of skepticism about everything. And you can say, well, that really is the basis of scientific inquiry, meaning because you go what, doubt everything, and then you prove everything to be true. So you need evidence for everything. But there's also that
distaste for religious practice and religious beliefs, those tears, this skepticism is not simply about the physical world, the skepticism is about the metaphysical as well, that is the metaphysical, not only does not exist, but it's backward to believe in something like this, and what we have right now, which is science and the scientific method, or the social sciences, they are able to interpret everything that we have. So you do experience some kind of low quality extremism or militancy in
the interpretation of science. So, scientists, let's say, let's broadly categorize them. And you're wondering to yourself, What does this have to do with Tafseer? Right? But anyway, it's related to what is fact and what is not? And what fact could oppose revelation and what is fact is not a fact. So scientists are of two, let's say, two types, right? Those who are materialists who believe nothing but matter. And they believe that the only way that you can know and the only thing that is worth knowing is what a the scientific method allows, right? So science can interpret everything, and that is the only acceptable interpretation. There are others who understand the world better.
And they say science has its own limitations. These are scientists, but science has its own limitations can explain thus far this much, but beyond it, there is a gap and the understand the gap, if you go to the first, right. That is not real science, that ideology is not real science, but they call a scientism. It's an ism. Okay, so what is an ism, it's a belief system. So if you believe that science can explain everything, in the present and in the future,
so So, think about the statement. Since science have explained everything it can explain everything. Many since science has explained everything now. It can explain everything in the future. We don't need anything else. That is a belief system. Right?
Why two reasons. One, even if we assume that the first part of the sentence is true, science was able to explain everything. How do you know that he can explain everything in the future?
Everything that you will face, and you haven't seen it here.
Where do you have that belief? Where does that belief come from? That is a belief
that's not based on evidence that is just simply belief.
The first part also is untrue. Is science able to explain everything at this moment? No. So science is unable to explain everything at this moment. How do you propose that it did? And that it will in the future, if it failed? Now, we're not saying that science did not answer questions. But how do you say or maintain that it is a complaint everything now, and whatever arises in the future, so that is a
belief system just like religion, scientism becomes like capitalism becomes like communism, it's a total belief system that we believe in it, just because we want to believe in it. And they believe in it like that, because they want to reject any belief in the Divine. That's the only reason. So we can't leave any place for Allah as though did or for God. So we want to cover this by saying, we don't need anything else science can explain everything.
Those who exist on the other side, who are saying no, science cannot explain everything. Right. And interestingly, by the way, those who are rigid when it comes to any subject matter, or those who are ideologues about it, or novices in it, like when you start learning something anything biology, chemistry, math, even in Islam, in Fick, in the beginning, you will find yourself in the beginning, very inflexible and rigid. No, no, no, there's nobody This is halal period, this is haram period, because you don't know yet the difference of opinion, variety, your depth of knowledge, right? You'd like that. So you don't know it. Right? So that's why you're very firm in the beginning, no, yes.
Until you learn more. And when you learn more, you discover that there is what variety and diversity that you will not aware of. So in the beginning, you are rigid, or if you're an ideologue, you're rigid all the way because that's the only thing that you're willing to believe in and nothing else, I'll die believing this.
Scientists, on the other hand, right, and no better because the more that you're advanced in science, the more that you realize that there are gaps, you realize that there is a difference between theory and fact. Right? Theory is just theory, fact is different. You realize that there is a gap that I cannot cover, or understand yet with the science that I have. So you begin to theorize about what it could be. And subhanAllah is amazing is that as I was talking with a brother last last week, it says if you notice some mathematicians, some people think in math, there could be no ambiguity in math, one plus one equals two, that's it. One plus one equals two, that's where the
child knows. The advanced math is very different. The advanced math jumps into mysticism and philosophy. So that's what I said, I said that when you're a beginner, these seem philosophy or mysticism, or even the soul right? Seems here and math is here. But when you advance, you will find that those who are willing to entertain ideas that are beyond what is available to them, they start to curve towards philosophers, they start to use philosophy and mystical insights, to understand math itself.
So that divide is artificial.
And scholars of the past did not think that way. But what we have is a politicized science today, that seeks to dismiss all belief in Allah oxygen. So when you see a dichotomy being created, if you go to university or you graduate, for from it, between science and religion, understand that is really artificial. Muslim scientists, tour astronomers and chemists and physics, physicists and all of this, they didn't experience that choosing between
religion and science, it's fully supported each other. So when you think take all of that, let's link it to what we were talking about. If Allah and His Prophet alayhi salatu salam, they say something, don't believe for a minute that there could be a scientific fact that could oppose it. Because both of them come from Allah azza wa jal. But if you believe that science supersedes religion, understand that you are have adopted a new belief system that is contrary to the belief system in Islam. So just as we said, rationalists are willing to dismiss the Quran because of their minds. They will be scientists who are willing to dismiss the Quran because of what they believe to
be a fact
But there is no established fact I'm not talking about theory and you know the difference between them. So, oftentimes, and as you know, all of us members of the general public understand the difference so that when you're consuming news, you understand the difference, what is theory? A scientist says this is the possibility what is fact had been established by this fact by everybody everybody believes that this is true, then you take this theory is very different, but they don't always present theory as theory. Right. So, this was it, and I hope that I was able to answer a few of your questions inshallah. So, we've reached number six. And we said in I in number six, where
Allah azza wa jal says, Yeah, you will Athena Amen. Oh, you will have Eman if a facet. If a sinner comes to you with a news, then investigate it and be patient before you accept it. So we explained that is
why so that you do not unjustly treat people unto Cebu common Vida Hala, so that you do not with ignorant harm people, and then that will cause you regret. So we explained that the one that is connected to it is the one that follows and he says ALLAH SubhanA, Allah, Allah, Allah mu, and the few Kuma rasool Allah and know that among you is the Messenger of Allah, allow you to configure theater Meenal amarilla, and it to him if he were to listen to you, meaning follow you, and many matters that you suggest and want from him, you would fall into hardship
Subhan Allah so first one is what? Know that the Messenger of Allah is in your midst. So what does that mean? It means that honor him, that who is among you know, just not just any regular individual who is he? But also Lulu he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So take all the things that we said about honoring him and honor him, how you talk to him, how you sit beside him, how you address him, right? How you take his commands, how you treat his sunnah. So this applies to us today that you do not treat the words of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam like at the words of a scholar,
or like the words of a philosopher or the words of a psychologist who is higher and better
Rasul? Allah, He SallAllahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam because where is he bringing all of this as from Allah as urgent, so this is pure and powerful, not human thought and experiments, but rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So know that you have the Messenger of Allah among you. And that includes when he was alive that if there is anything you dispute, you take it to him, anything you're not sure about, you take it to him, a faster a sinner comes to you with news, you take it to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, so he could filter it. So he would know you do not proceed in judgment and say, We will accept we will reject, we should act this way or not act that way. And
that would mean that you would take whatever disputes we have whatever disagreements we have lack of information, we take it back to the messenger, Allah, His Salatu was Salam so that he could settle any disputes between us. I think this is halal. You think that's haram? You take it to the Sunnah. I think this is right, you think this is wrong? We take it to the Sunnah. So that we honor the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and his words and, and he says, What are you to configure theater middle amarilla I need to
he says if he were to obey you, in many matters, you'd fall into hardship.
And he had heard of numerous Odin, all the yellow and who had Rasulullah he will hola Ethio Nursey Oh ALLAH on fika theory umbrella and you to phokeethra and tomb.
He says this was the messenger of ALLAH and he was addressing the best of people around him. And he Allah, the prophets a lot he was sitting, if he were to listen to them, in many matters, they would fall in hardship. If no matter what says How about you
to say what it to him or a
suspect your opinion.
Suspect your opinion suspect your judgment suspect what you think is right. Because you understand what he is saying. So imagine the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is there, some of the Sahaba would come Oh prophet of Allah, let's go on invade so and so. Next week, next day, oh prophet of Allah, let's go invade so and so. No prophets of Allah, let's find your so on. So, oh Prophet, oh Allah. Allah does not do this. Let us do this. It says he's receiving a lot of your requests. He says if he were to listen to me
Most of it, or to a lot of it, what would happen to you, it'd be difficult for you that mean it would not be good for you.
So it tells you that at times, or maybe many times, what you think is good for you is not good for you. Your own opinion about your own benefit is not good for you.
And if Allah azza wa jal were to listen to you, you'd fall into hardship. Just like if the Prophet alayhi salatu salam were to listen to them, they'd fall into hardship. So sometimes you would be crying, yeah, Allah give me
a, b and c.
And it's not good for you.
And you could swear that it's the best thing for you. Right? But it's not good for you. So Allah doesn't give it to you. And then you cry and you say, why is it that Allah does not listen to my dua. So why is it that the Prophet was not listening to their dua to the requests because if, if he were to give that to you, you won't be able to handle it, it'd be difficult for you. So maybe if he gives you that spouse or that job, your Eman will be taken away. Maybe if he were to give you that money, your iman would go away, you don't know the burden that it will bring. So Allah azza wa jal wanted to spare them and he told them that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is more merciful with
you, and wiser than your own selves. He knows that if he would listen to you, you would not be able to do this, just like Musa alayhis salam right when he gave advice to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the salah originally was 50 and he says I've experienced been who is Surah Al your OMA will not be able to tolerate this love Allah azza wa jal takes some of it out until it became five.
So you know, so someone who's very eager, enthusiastic and zealous can say, you know, let us have 50 and more. But Allah knows best, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knows better,
and has why he doesn't listen. So that's why we say suspect your opinion. And when you want something,
praise to God.
And make that a habit.
Want to go and study this, you want to marry so and so you want to take this job? Whatever it is, even if it's a small step, you just want to buy something small. Praise Takara make it a habit to work as with a DUA to rock as with a dua doesn't take much from you. But in it you're admitting that you don't know and ALLAH knows and you're asking Allah xuejun for guidance, it will give you a security and calm that will be unavailable without it you will just feel better because you pray that you will take steps and you will be sure of what you're doing. Whether it goes well or not. But you will be sure because Allah azza wa jal had already put that in your heart. Okay, so Allah told
them that the Prophet sallallaahu Selim does not listen to them because it's better for them.
And he says, Will akin Allah, but Allah azza wa jal, hob la como Iman made Eman beloved to you was a yellow vehicle Rubicon and beautified it in your hearts. Well Kara Haley Coleman COFRA well fosu Carl Sen and he made distasteful for you. disbelief and for so major sins and Sen. All sins would take a Hummer Rashi do and those are the guided ones. Meaning that Allah azza wa jal though the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam does not follow what you want from him. And he goes another path you still follow the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. Why is it that you do is throw because Allah Zoda did what have Baba ecomo Iman he made Eman beautiful to you.
But not only beautiful was a yener who
okay can you not only he made it beloved, but he beautified it because they say why? They say if it's only beautiful you may be happy with this but then tired of it later. But if it is beloved to you and beautiful also you will hold on to it and you will keep holding on to it. So he made a man What's something that you love? And that is a NEMA from Allah isodiol If you find in your heart that Allah had made some Iman a beloved thing to you. You may find if you question yourself you say okay, but I find Salah a little bit hard. I find fasting a little bit hard. I found this this this this heart is it that I don't have the sweetness of iman or the love of iman he says there has to be
something if you have Iman, there has to be something in Islam that you love. There has to be something about the Salah that you love about the
Then, about fasting that you love about Zika about Hajj even with the hardship, but there has to be something in it that you love. And there has to be a badass that you love more than another Ibadah that's natural. So just search your heart. And if you have the minimum of Eman, you will find that you will love reading the Quran or listening to the Quran. You just you know it brings calm to your heart. You love the salah you know you will find yourself if you're struggling with it at some point in some time, part of the Salah you will find that you will love it. You will love to
you will love sadaqa even you to force yourself in the beginning, then when you give it you feel better after and that is a B
that Allah azza wa jal makes this something that you love.
But it requires for you to push yourself you don't say yourself to yourself, I don't like this, I'm not going to do it. I don't like that. So I'm not going to do it. No, you push and you will love it more. And Allah also beautifies it. So that following the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is easy, despite the hardship it may contain despite that it goes against your own wishes.
And he says we'll come right in a common COFRA word for so how will Sen as a counterpart to what Allah had made, beloved and beautiful, also made you what distaste and hate go for disbelief, and Fisk, which is the major types of sin, and Sen, all of it. So the same question arises you can say to yourself, but I liked some sins. I liked the sin. I liked that sin. There has to be if you have Eman, something about that sin that you hate, because you'll hate part of it. But when you do it, you will feel awful. Right? That is the rhythm of every sin that a person does regret that you will feel after
So that is a sign that what you've done is wrong and that you still have emotion in your heart. And you will look at other sins and there are other consequences. And you will hate that. Smoking leads to this you will hate it because of it drugs they lead to that you'll hate it because of it.
Intoxication leads to that you'll hate it because of it. And then when you hear about the punishment of Allah, you'll hear it you'll hear it even more. So the more that your Eman increases the Maurya tool, distaste, all of these things. So if the heart is in between healthy and sick part of its alive bar part of its sick, it will love what it harms it and it will hate what benefits it right? Save me a similar mental person who loves smoking, you know what's wrong? You like to take drugs? You know what they're wrong? Why do you like them? Because there's something in the heart that has not been cured, yet. My heart part of it belongs to the shaytaan part of it belongs to Allah azza wa
jal. So the more that you cleanse the shaytaan out, it will start to see the truth of all these things that Allah hates. But before that, they will look beautiful, but not fully. There has to be something wrong with it. Right? And Iman cannot be fully hardship, there has to be something good in it. So what you want to do is that if you find the minimum of what Allah loves, then try to increase that. And if you find a minimum that you're hating a wala hates, praise Allah and try to increase it and be cautious that it does not dwindle and diminished to the extent where you lose all of it. Because the potential is there. So if Allah azza wa jal honors you by saying here, you will love to
hear the Advan and the Quran and you will love the idea of being pious and living up highest life. Don't just rely on that and do whatever you want to do recklessly because you could lose all of it.
And there are people who had Eman and they lost all of it. So where did that go? They did not preserve it.
Alright, so he says Hola, ecomo, Russia dune. And in the next IA says, Hold Lamine Allah He went, Hola. Hola, Eileen, when Hakeem This is a bounty a favor from Allah as origin. An extra from Allah fadul. Yeah, and he zyada when he I mean, Allah is origin, meaning you didn't earn it.
You don't say I have this because I somehow did something to deserve it. Right? Yeah. I mean, if you're born Muslim
what? What did you do?
You're just handed this right. So you just woke up and you find yourself Muslim and you had the language and you had Allah and you had the Quran at home and you had the Quran but what did you do?
deserve follow just follow me and Allah Who and Yama and even if you accepted Islam, you had to put some work in it but again, who guided you who made the other path? Okay.
and many, many, many, many on the other side they don't see the value of Islam so who moved you in that direction? So never think it is you. But though it was inferred Lamine Allah Who and Emma this is something that is a fuddle extra an earned from Allah as though della net and Mo Allahu Allah when Hakeem and Allah all knowledgeable, all wise he knows who deserves this and who doesn't write, he knows how what what He commands and who will accept it and who will reject it and who's suitable for it and who is not suitable for it and who received the knowledge and accepted it and who received this knowledge and they turned their backs.
So remember that this is from Allah azza wa jal and preserve it and ask Allah azza wa jal to preserve Eman in your hearts and don't believe or think that it is immune right? From from harm. The next one, and it's an important area. Allah azza wa jal says we're in part if at any minute more meanie Nakata Dofasco by nahama and if two groups from the believers they fight then reconcile them they'll make peace between them fine but the ADA Homa Allah la hora and if one of them transgressors against the other *a to lotta booty, then fight the aggressor. hartert If he either umbrella until it returns back to the command of Allah azza wa jal for in for advice there will be no Homer
be gladly work so to so if it goes back meaning to the Command of Allah azza wa jal that reconcile between them with justice and be just indeed Allah loves those who are just in Allah Hebron masa clean, this area is foundational, right is foundational because it establishes among the things that establishes the advocate of what you should do when Muslims fight and the obligation of reconciliation among other Muslims between those for those who are fighting, and also it establishes that a major sin as big as finding another Muslim and killing perhaps another Muslim does not make the person a disbeliever a Kaffir. And it is this idea that is the principal and establishing that
because we have a Hadith from the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam that says For instance, letter Giovanni kufr. On YouTube, obado Comrie, Cava do not go back, or do not return to
after me after my death don't return to be a Kuffar striking the next of each other next of each other, killing each other. So he used the word kuffaar. And he said about Italian Muslim, civil Muslim for so Kawakita Allahu cofe. Insulting the Muslim is a Fisk is a disobedience and fighting him is Cofer.
So a person may think to themselves, if two Muslims fight, not verbal fight physically are fighting each other two armies do Muslim armies fighting each other. He may think that based on those Hadith, they have become kuffaar because that is such a heinous sin that only a disbeliever would do it, then definitely they have become disbelievers. So the scholars would always refer you to this idea. So when you have this idea, you have clarity so understand it, why in thought if attorney means meaning, if two groups of believers fight, then reconcile between them, so the scholars they said for summer home, me Nina Mata, aka truly him, he called them believers though they are doing what
fighting and killing each other. So that is a sin full act. But it's not an act of disbelief. Meaning that takes a person out of Islam. You could call it disbelief in action, go from comedy, you could call it that, meaning they're behaving like a golfer. Because who is the person who fights a Muslim and kills them? Typically? kerferd. So if you're acting like that, you're acting like a Kaffir. But you're not a Kaffir. That's the fundamental difference. So to believing factions are fighting each other. You have to reconcile. And then the way that Allah is they've just structured it to Allahu Allah. It tells you something. He says we're in power if attorney is if they say you
were in Lydda clean,
meaning it is infrequent that if it were to happen,
but you say but it happens a lot. Yeah, but Allah is telling you
Which shouldn't that is, if it were to happen behave this way, meaning Oh, yeah, people have Eman. You shouldn't be fighting with each other and clashing with each other and killing with each other, killing each other. If it were to happen, on the off chance that it happens, this is how you act. So in they say Ducklin. They say the next word, if attorney by two groups, they also this also is vertically to indicate that there are only few numbers they're not fill Caetani they say, if attorney only few, meaning that if it happens, it only should happen among few among you. Not huge factions and groups fighting each other. If there's a break out in hostilities, only few among you
should be doing it. Not all of you. Again, this is an indirect way that Allah Israel is telling you you shouldn't be fighting if it happens, again on the off chance. Only few of you should be involved. Mina Mina, from the believers, he put that first to indicate that they are believers they so they shouldn't be doing this.
Right. That is their Eman should stop them from fighting a potato.
They said and this is a Razzie saying it he says he didn't present it in the present tense. Let me use the behavioral Medallia. Kayla, you feel that St. Maria almost talk about he said he didn't bring it in the present tense but in the past tense to indicate that as soon as they fight you stop them. Not that if they continue to fight and there is the prospect that they will continue to fight in the future then you intervene. No, as soon as it happens.
You stop. Or another way to read it if they want to fight.
And they haven't fought yet. But there seems to be simmering hostilities and you anticipate that they will fight then you rush and you stop it so it could mean as soon as they fight or before they fight if that's right. So what do you do for Asli, Hubei Noma. So you we reconcile them, right? And that is an obligation on the Ummah
that if any, okay, and we will see that coming, if any Muslims are fighting, or there's the possibility of fighting that they will intervene to stop this. Right and there is great reward in it. We will call the Hadith insha Allah if we have the time for it probably won't. But we'll do that next week in sha Allah. So they have to intervene immediately so that there will be no hostilities. Right? Then Allah azza wa jal says for invalid Ada, homicidal Ohara
is one of them transgressors, meaning you were able to reach in time and you stopped the hostilities, or they were hostilities, and you were able to achieve ceasefire and reconciliation and things died out. And then one transgressors starts to fight again, or begins the firing. And the only way to stop them is by you fighting them, then you fight them.
And this idea, again, establishes a principle for your pettalia Alien birthing in fighting the people of transgression, they are believers, but they carry the sword or carry their weapons trying to establish something that is false or initiating hostilities in support of something you know, inadequate. They don't have all the right answers with them. And the only way to stop them right now because they have weapons and they are fighting is to fight back then you fight them.
And you're not sinful if you find them. In fact, you must find them so that you would suppress their evil, right?
For God to literally you find them until when had the fear either umbrella until they come back to the command of Allah azza wa jal meaning you're not fighting to punish.
Right? You're not fighting to punish. As soon as they drop their swords, you stop fighting.
If they run away, you don't run after them.
Their money is their money. Right? Right and about whether they have to pay compensation or not. There is disagreement between the scholars right. But that's it just like you know, the Elsa in. There's a thief that comes into your home, right? We talked about this before the thief comes into your home. Let's say he has a weapon or he doesn't have a weapon. And then you surprise him and you're home. He drops the weapon that he has he runs away. Do you pick up his weapon and you run after him wanting to kill him?
No, you let him go. You let him go. Why? Because Hollis he stopped his hostility. You don't shoot him after he had just stopped. He surrendered, ran away. He stopped. So that's the difficult side as long as that hostile activity has stopped. You don't harm that person anymore. So the same thing with them. And that's why I don't even know it'd be that's what I have not been taught
liberal the Allahu Anhu did when he was killing the burger, fighting with the Buddha, fighting with the opposite army. When they started to retreat on the run away, he says you don't follow them. You don't, you know, follow them with your army, you don't kill whoever is injured, you don't take their money. They're not to be treated like the non believers. Right? But as soon as what as long as the hostility ceases, then that is fine. So Allah, Allah azza wa jal says that the VA that I'm really fighting for, if it comes back to the affairs of Allah azza wa jal, meaning accepts reconciliation, doesn't want to attack any more Allah Allah azza wa jal falsely Hibino Houma Bill ugly, reconcile
between them with justice, meaning don't just let them stop and you withdraw. Because if that happens, they'll roll back and fight again. But now you have to settle matters between them so that each of them is satisfied.
And for the reconciliation to take place, it has to happen with justice.
Right with justice, because when there is justice, each party will say we got what we deserve. Okay. And they will submit to Allah azza wa jal, and the laws of the Quran and the laws of the Sunnah when they know that this is what Allah wants from them. And this is what the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam wants from them that they will submit to that, and then they'll quiet down.
And he saw, he says, The US Justice, and then he repeats his by saying what acceptable and be just meaning and be just in all matters. So be just in how you reconcile them. Right? And also use justice in all of your affairs.
And subhanAllah This is amazing, because you realize that in conflicts, border conflicts throughout the world, right? Simply
seizing hostilities, and a truce between the two warring parties is not enough. Because if they stop now, they come back in 510 20 years, if the matter is not really truly settled,
there will always be fighting over territorial disputes, what you always what we need from you, but if you truly reconcile, then the matter dies out. So Allah azza wa jal says, then do that Allah Atsuta truly loves those who are just
the last I'll quickly say things, I mean, explain it, but I need to come back to it. Insha Allah next week, he says in the MENA ICWA. For ously, who will be in Hawaii, Kimmy says indeed, they won't be known are only but ESCWA are only but brothers. So reconcile between your two brothers, and have to have Allah so that you may gain mercy. So here Allah has Zuriel, establishing a fact of the believers by virtue of having Iman are nothing but
one body that is made of brothers. And if you're like that, it is awful if you fight each other, or if you harm each other. But rather, you should look out for each other and support each other just like you do with your own brother with your own son with your own parents blood relatives. It says the bond of Eman is as strong and stronger than the blood relations that you have. So if that's the case, when you look at your brother, and you look at your sister, you see nothing except your own brother, and your own sister, you will see no differences in color, you'll see no difference is the ethnicity or in lineage. You see no differences in status, you don't see no differences in back or
nothing at all. Just like when you look at your own brother, he's almost a piece of you and you're a piece of him. So same thing, Eman cancels all of these differences and leaves you all at one bar as one body. The more that you have a man the more that you will treat your brothers like that and you will feel it to be the case. And if you lack Eman, you will find fragments and divisions between Muslims based on these artificial and non real and trivial differences. So when you find the Muslims not fully acting according to what this command is, it means that their Eman has been compromised. They're lacking in Iman because their Eman will lift them up to a way where they would be able to
see this. So that's why Allah says they are brothers. So fix what is between your two brothers. And here some of the interpreters have said he brought it here Allah subhanaw taala in the duel for ously obey in Hawaii come fix what is between your two brothers to indicate again, that that's the minimum that you need to find or to to to do. If you find two people who are fighting reconcile,
fix what is between them. So if you find a big
Your group, then moreso of your effort is needed. But even if you find it at the level of only two people fighting, not talking to each other slandering each other, it shouldn't be that you would wish for that to continue or to intensify. You shouldn't be glad that this is happening, that people are fighting. And you're seeing them, you know, hurling insults at each other or exposing each other's mistakes, and be happy with the fact is, that's devilish. That's what the shaytaan likes. So if you've see people fighting, and you're happy, because they're fighting and destroying each other, and you're at the sidelines, happy and laughing, that's what the shaytaan would do. It should hurt
you that they are fighting and hurting each other. Because imagine yourself in his spot being attacked, and a person looking out, searching through your mistakes and exposing them. So imagine yourself being that person who boy who's being falsely accused, or slandered by dragged through the mud, social media and otherwise, imagine yourself being alienated like that. says if you hate that for yourself, you would hate that for them. And subhanAllah think about it. What if you like that for them?
And then Allah because of that made you taste some of it, just to understand what it feels like. Right? And we'll talk about it later the Russia Mata to be authentic. We'll talk about that inshallah. So Allah Allah Azza, wa jal, he says, What fix what is between your brothers? Because that's how you're supposed to act. Just like if your brother is fighting with your sister, your brother is fighting with your father, father, what do you do? You stand idle? And you said, let them do it? Or do you try to fix what's between them? Because it affects you as well. So the same idea that it is affecting you. And you see how is it affecting me? Is it that's weakening the OMA? Okay,
okay, that's a crack. Like if you look, if you consider that we have this wall that is the OMA and then people are fighting, you know, that's a big crack over there. So you tried to fix it, because if you don't, all the other cracks will join together and the building or the wall will collapse. So that's a crack here, and that's a crack there. So maybe you can't fix every single thing, but you can fix one thing. Right? And the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He said in a hadith that one of the best of sadaqa Islam with that in being and he said la Salatu was Salam Shala and I'll tell you about what is higher than the degree of Salah and sadaqa, meaning voluntary Salah and sadaqa and
The best sadaqa is Islam who that will be reconciling people. So if you're someone who's looking to do something good, we say salah, voluntary salah, definitely voluntary Siyam definitely give sadaqa definitely. But you want to know what is better than all of this and is considered the best sadaqa you find two people who are fighting and you reconcile them. You tell this person maybe he has an excuse? Maybe he didn't mean it, maybe this maybe this maybe that and we'll talk about more about that in sha Allah. When we talk about oven and Riba and all of this weekend as you let me stop here in sha Allah because very close to Asia, if you have one or two quick questions insha Allah
Allah Solana Hampton
I meant by it so, when I said practicing Islam from a you call it a Western perspective,
Western perspective or Western notion I meant how you think, how you think about reality I did not address how you dress what you eat right I did not address these things. The basic understanding what I wanted to is how you think about reality about what is a fact and what is not, what is important and what is not. What do you take your ethics and morality from? What do you consider to be superior? What is your objective in life? Is it money or is it the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal Do you focus on focusing on accumulating wealth or upon on helping people right for the sake of Allah azza wa jal so basically it's the notions of reality notions of what is right what is wrong
notion of what is fact and what is not. That's what it is the other minor things I did not address.
I know I say a confused face I'd like for us look on your faces alright.
I did not I didn't go into that. I didn't go into that. That's not what I meant, because that requires Sunday.
detail right? So I would not be giving it its deal if I just said yes or no to it right requires some detail but this is about you know intellectual understanding of right and wrong purpose of life right how do you structure your life what do you pursue? Right what are what are what are the objectives in life? I know it's vague a little bit but I hope
you had you had your hand up
I mean, there are two more more hands than time allowed
so if there are two brothers fighting one is what
Oh, so there are two fighting one is your relatives How do you help him against him? Well, I mean, you you find out who's right and who's wrong and you'd be honest about who's right and who's wrong. And you tried to tell them to convince them to compromise so if you if you can simply apologize if you could simply apologize if you can bring them together. If you can just bring the different points of view together and I mean, convinced them not to resort to the extremes in terms of words and actions, then that'd be the best and shall can we I think, because the brother will they'll kill me. Will delay ation right now. But I mean, can you all come next week insha Allah promise and then
bring your questions can begin with that inshallah. Sahibzada Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed the Kushala