Explanation of Surah al-Kahf #1
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So when the law was overjoyed with his help, and with his guidance, we will begin a new series and this is the explanation of Surah Al Gaff.
And the hope here in sha Allah is that when we understand it,
A will be more meaningful. When we read it when Allah azza wa jal because I know a lot of us are committed to reciting this every Friday as we insha Allah will will talk about and for those who are not maybe this insha Allah will inspire us first as a reminder, but also when you comprehend the meanings that Allah azza wa jal wants you to experience every Friday, and how that could be relevant to your life, every week. Every story and every I could speak to you in every different way, every different week. So when you understand that it is so rich, you don't want to deprive yourself from it. And from its Baraka. So that's one.
And when you recite it, you may not if you don't understand the media, you may not fully benefit. Not until you know what these eyes are saying and what they are teaching. So hopefully, a it's a motivation for all of us to start reading Surah Tilka for also for those of us who are to start contemplating the meanings, right and to connect to them on a more personal and more intimate level reading the last module so Surah LKF, first of all, the virtue of Surah Al Gaff. And what did the Prophet alayhi salatu salam say about it that motivates us to read it? So there's a hadith where he said Alayhi Salatu was Salam that the one who reads Surah Tailcap on a Friday yo ml Jumuah. Although
Allahumma Bina Juma, I think there will be light for him between the two Fridays between this Friday and the Friday to come. Right? So Allah azza wa jal, by reciting this on a Friday. And why Friday, because Friday is a special day. It's a day of Eid, it's a day of worship, is a day of acceptance of doubt. So there's a lot in it, so part of the worship on a Friday. So because it's not supposed to be like any other day, right, from the time that you wake up for Fudger, till the time that you go to Juma till the time that you wait for Maghrib all of these times are precious. And part of the Ibadah is reading Surah Tilka. So if you make it a routine, it will be something that you can adhere
to Insha Allah, but you need to put it in your day. You can plan to read it after February you can plan to read it before Joomla. If you come early to Joomla, especially after Joomla after also before Maghreb, but read it so first, the first virtue is he said Allah Salatu was Salam light between the two Fridays. Now you can imagine if Allah azza wa jal provides you with light, what is like mean clarity, peace of mind,
lack of confusion, simply simply that you would have serenity in the day, and serenity for the rest of the week, just imagine Allah is gonna give you a light for this. Eva. So that's the first virtue. The other virtue of it is that a statement from a Sahabi or the Allahu Anhu is similar to the Hadith where he said that all the Allahu Anhu although Allah Homina Norma Vina who have been beaten it, he will have light between himself and the Kaaba.
And that statement from the Sahaba is authentic to him. So the scholars say, no Sahabi would say something like that unless he had heard it from
the Prophet salallahu Salam so it acquires the status of a hadith, they call it famously the hook more often.
So it means that this is a Hadith one of the prophets Allah Selim, why do they say that because how would he know unless the prophets Allah Allah wa sallam said so. So now now between you and the kava, there is light and again that is connection that is clarity that is Rama. That is forgiveness, for the simple act of Surah LKF.
The third virtue that we can mention is that there's a hadith where a Sahabi was reading swallowtail calf,
and then his horse became restless.
So he wants to check this out, and he noted the same thing like a cloud disk.
And then coming close. So if he reads it comes closer. If he stops, it moves upward,
and the horse is restless, so he stops.
And then he goes and he checks with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, that is what is this thing that I saw and he said Allah is salatu salam Tilka Sakina he says it crop he says keep reading, this is a Sakina. tranquillity, tranquility descending for the reading of the Quran.
A Sakina tranquility is descending, because you're doing what you are reading the Quran and specifically in that case, it was Surah LKF. Is this is similar to another incident with us a hobby was reading Surah Al Baqarah. And then he noticed something like lights descending from the sky, right like lamps, or lanterns descending from the sky, so they come closer when he reads. So the when he went in, he asked the Prophet alayhi salatu salam about it, he said, these were the angels of Allah, descending to listen to the Quran, if you kept reading the people after him in people in the morning would be able to see them and the angels would not be hiding from them. This is the
baraka of what
reading what the Quran and here's specifically it happened with Surah Al Baqarah. And we're very familiar with the virtue of Surah Al Baqarah, but also with Surah LKF, that when you read it inside your house, when you read it, I mean for yourself, it will bring Sakina tranquility, peace, and all of us are seeking that right. So simply to be at ease. Subhanallah Annie, this is a rare commodity today. You may have everything, you're healthy Alhamdulillah you're not in debt. No one is chasing after you but you're not at ease. Something is missing something is wrong, and you feel unsettled.
So if Allah gives you Sakina you don't need anything else. You may have other problems, but if you have Sakina, you're calm. If you don't have Sakina you can have everything but like that calmness. So if you are seeking Sakina and tranquility in your life, the Quran, and let's emphasize the reading of Surah LF, and also the reading of Surah Al Baqarah. Stick to those and read them as often as you can to treat whatever anxiety or lack of Sakina in our lives. So this is Surah Tilka. The last thing we'll say about the virtue of Surah tikka is that he said Allah is Salatu was Salam. That the one who reads or memorizes the first at 10 ayat of surah, till calf, also imam in fitna at the
jail he will be protected from the fitna of the germ.
So the greed is fitna. Remember when we talked about that the January for and we said that the greatest fitna from the time of Adam till the Day of Judgment is the fitna of the JAL nothing greater than that will take place. And if you memorize the first 10 is from surah, till calf, then Allah azza wa jal by his will, by His help by His grace will protect you from the fitna of the gel. So we're going to try in sha Allah to see if we give her the first 10 I add up today, we will try to see what in those first 10 ayat what lessons what
wisdom is there that helps us when you understand it, deal with that fitna, right.
So it KEF and the fitna of the JAL Alkaff. And on a Friday and a Friday is the place where the day of judgment takes place. So there is a connection between the gel or between fitna
and turmoil and the cave.
And I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but the cave is a place of refuge, as the people of the cave will take refuge in it.
And people at the time of the gel will run into caves into mountain tops to escape from the gel. And so there is a connection.
But the idea or the Sutra of Surah Tailcap will teach you that the faithful triumphant the end, despite the fitna, right. So this is the virtue of Surah Alkaff and I hope that that insha Allah with the explanation will at least give us the intention today that next Friday we in Allah azza wa jal I want to find the time to read it. And by the way, it gets easier. It gets easier if the first week is difficult. The first second week maybe is still difficult, but the more that you read, the easier it becomes until you Pinilla
As the drill would memorize all of it or most of it and will run easy on your tongue because you are been reading it every single week cirrhotic F is a Mexican Surah revealed in Mecca.
In the beginning of it,
Allah azza wa jal says Alhamdulillah he, Allah, the NS Allah, Allah abdiel kitab or Lamia, Jalla who are a word?
That's the first idea. He begins it with the praise Alhamdulillah as I wanted to thank and praise Allah azza wa jal Alhamdulillah.
The one who had sent down revealed to His servant, Muhammad Ali, his Salatu was Salam al Kitab, the book
and he did not have any crookedness in it. Allah Zota did not put any crookedness in it in that book. So that's the first idea.
And the book is the Quran and this is the speech of Allah azza wa jal. So if it's the speech of Allah, you would expect it to be complete and perfect. Now, notice here, few things. This praise is a praise for what type of NEMA religious or worldly
religious 10 Zero Kitab the coming down to the book is a religious Nerima. And this tells you that the greatest NEMA, we're going to try to highlight few lessons that we can learn in sha Allah, that the greatest NEMA is the word Lena mo or the religious nema.
The religious because the word Lena Emma is what? Emma, but he only last youth in this dunya the religious Nemos what NEMA in this dunya because it does save you from harm, and lead you to benefit in the dunya. But it lasts Allah next life. That's the greatest nema. And so when we want to be thankful most of the time, we are thankful for what the religious or the worldly. Worldly, definitely, so he says, Be thankful for what and it's naturally you said hamdulillah I'm healthy. Alhamdulillah I'm married Alhamdulillah I have a house and hamdulillah I'm not indebted. All these are perfect numbers. And that is the way to come too close to Allah xojo By the way, why? Because
people recognize the worldly numbers first, before the religious numbers. That's nature. So you'll understand okay, this is what is noticeable. This is what is physical and visible. Religious numbers come later on as you come close to Allah. And then you read the Quran, recognize the beauty of the Quran, then you recognize how much Allah had given to then when you start praying, then you recognize the name of Salah when you know Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam. Then you recognize the NEMO Muhammad Ali Salatu was Salam. So the religious net amount or the second step, but they are the greatest Nemos so this is a call for us that as you are thanking Allah for the word Lynette MMAs
start thinking about the religious narrowness because they are really the greatest of all Nemours Alhamdulillah for Nia Muttahida for the name of guidance Alhamdulillah for the name of the Quran. And if we at that moment when we're thanking Allah for it, we don't really see the Quran as an Yama yet because we're not really connected to it, start reading it, to actually feel not only say but feel that it's actually an atma that Muhammad Ali Salah is an enema. Let five little prayers that Ramadan how many people agree that Ramadan is an enema? How many people actually miss it he say I really moist wish that were still in Ramadan. Why? Because I had this feeling is hard to come back
to outside of Ramadan. serialize. You know, it's fasting and I know it's hard, but it really was an atma. So you thank Allah for that Nima. You thank Allah for the net amount of Hajj. So it's not a burden. You thank Allah for the NEMO of Zika even though I'm giving away money, but Allah is cleansing you from greed. So all these obligations are neon. And here the greatest neuroma is the net amount of giving the Quran to Muhammad Ali Salatu was Salam and then through Mohammed, to the believers and to humanity. So that's why Allah praises here Al Hamdulillah he Lee and Zahra up the hill kita to say thank Allah for it. And so when you realize it as an Atma, absorb the wisdom that
has in it, study it, memorize it, spread it, live by it, call people to it, and use it in your Dawa and use it in your Jihad and in the jihad that I'm talking about here is that you had a proof that's how you use the Quran that you had of arguments and proof and demonstration of the Oneness of Allah azza wa jal. Notice also here that he said Subhana wa Allah Allah Abdi he, he gave this to his servant slave.
And that is an honor.
Right? That is when Allah azza wa jal wants to honor. Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam and show the
great favor he had given to him he calls him
Subhan Allah the Surah, the Abbe de, that's the name of Allah gave him the name of Israel. He says, He took his Abt. There's when you establish this Robu Do you really become humbled before Allah Zota you love him the most and fear him the most. And you rely on him. I mean, you establish this udia and you don't see yourself as anything and you see Allah is everything, right? Then the gifts of Allah azza wa jal start coming to you. Right? The thing that stands between us and Allah zodion and seeing these gifts, is that we see ourselves as something I mean, we exist that's that's for sure. But we have pride and we have ego and we think we know when we think we do. But when you when you
have the overall idea of Muhammad Ali his Salatu was Salam. I'm nothing without Allah azza wa jal can do anything without him. I know nothing without him. So when you have that a booty that completes humility and you turn to him in completely and away from distractions, that take you away from Allah azza wa jal, then the gifts
Then Allah azza wa jal takes you by the hand and He guides you and He protects you. And he elevates you and he answers your DUA. And he assures you and everybody else's anxious, but it descends upon the ABD and that's why it descended upon Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam because the heart was ready for it. So he take from that, that humble yourself. And Allah will elevate you elevate yourself, and you would be demeaning it.
Let me adjust the whole Eva there is no crookedness in it. There's no crookedness in meaning. There is no crookedness in words. There is no crookedness in its commands, meaning it's complete.
Okay, if this reminds you of anything we talked about Surah Al Baqarah, right. Alif Lam, Meem Valley, Cal, Kitab udara. Buffy, there is no doubt in it. Okay, that's similar to it. No crookedness here, no doubt over there.
And as Allah azza wa jal says over there hood and Lil Mata clean guidance. So there is no doubt in it and its guidance here. He says subhanho wa taala. There is no crookedness in it IEMA
Kainos, what it may have one of two meanings, one straight.
So that nobody thinks that that straightness is external to it. They say it's so emphatic that it is internal to it, it has to be straight. It cannot be but straight because this is the word of Allah xojo. Meaning when Allah says something, it's right. When he means something. It's right. It takes you to the straight path. It has to be. So if you want to walk straight if you want to live straight, what do you follow?
This book that is claimed because there's no crookedness in it. You want to further fix the crookedness in the world or in us. Where do you go to the book that has no crookedness, meaning there's no imperfection in it. So the first meaning that it is straight. The second meaning is that it is called emunah. Allah, Ki Moon Allah, meaning it sustains and provides an overseas so that in relation to other books, it's oversees them and corrects them. In relation to humanity. It guides them and completes them. So they say, who are can we learn more can mean that it's perfect. That's when it says no crookedness, perfect clay, Yemma, it completes you. It's perfect and it perfects
you, it's complete and it completes you. So, how do you become complete?
What is that one is the only thing that you have that is complete around you.
But is in the book of Allah azza wa jal How do you become complete and whole? You will go to the Quran and it fills you. Right? So all of us feel this gap in us, right? The things that we don't have the things that we wish for you want to be complete, the Quran complete you complete to in terms of everything, how do you become a better husband, a better wife, a better child, a better parent, a better Muslim, a better neighbor? How do you follow the truth? How do you surrender to it? How do you stay away from falsehood? How do you find it? How do you stay patience? How can you be grateful it will complete you from A to Z in the huddle Khurana Yeah, the reality here according
this Quran guides to the most traits of paths.
So Allah as the doula saying this, because what follows, can require from us to believe all of that, so he says Kohima, so
Why did Allah azza wa jal reveal it? So this is the second area Kima so it is straight. It is sustaining and guiding during the Robertson shady the middle of Dune so that he would warn about a great torment that will come from him.
Will you wish you'd call me Nina Latina, Yama, Luna Saudi hottie and Aloma John Hassan and give good news to the believers to those who have Eman and do good deeds, but we have a good reward awaiting them. Maggie Athena fee Abba Daddy will reside in it forever. So Allah azza wa jal saying that this Quran was revealed upon Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam so that the prophets Allah Allah was help them produce it and do what poem for and there that's the first thing Yeah, you have the third call for and there. Why does warning come first before the good news? Allahu Allah.
Because what is the thing that you need most? As you sin, and as you disbelieve, what's the thing that you need? First? is a warning. Like you see, someone is going to fall into hellfire, what do you say? Stop? Right? If you continue to do this, you get a kill yourself stop. So you want that warning first. And then you say, and Allah had promised you that if you stop this and this and this will be given to you.
But the first is an Indar. Okay, to give people warning, and here, the warning is ambiguous. And when it's ambiguous, it's terrifying. Okay, that's the intent of it. When you say Allah azza wa jal leaves things ambiguous. It means that he leaves it to your imagination, just like a person would say, The King will punish you. Not someone else. Right? Not any of his helpers, the king will punish you. So the punishment fists the one who will punish. So if Allah is saying
Betson should either not just best best is a torment is punishment, and it is mighty. And it's coming from him.
That is supposed to terrify
Do you can you withstand the best that will come from Allah as Odle so here the king is threatening.
You feel it, you should feel it the king is threatening.
Right and that's why the Sahaba went because the Sahaba not only understood Arabic at the level we understand Arabic today they understand the structure they understand was something is severe why it's severe. They don't study grammar, the they've lived with the lived with the language. So this is the king is threatening.
And to balance it, Allah as the real saying what were your best share on what meaning and he will give good news to the believers and that's the balance of the Quran. The believers who have Iman and they do good that Allah will give them a drawn Hasina a good edge.
And the beauty of it, Maggie fina fie EBITDA, they will reside in it forever.
as we will understand will come in sha Allah soon, right? The problem with the dunya is that it doesn't last. Right? The problem with the dunya, it doesn't last, the reason why you're able to enjoy the dunya is because you forget that is going to end.
And that's by the way, an AMA in a sense, that if you remember death, 24/7 you won't be able to eat or drink or sleep. I mean, he really actually felt that you're going to be dying. And we're not able to forget about it. You will not be able to sleep or enjoy food, you will not get married, you will not get a job. But I'm going to die. But Allah makes you what forget.
And that's a good thing. So that you could do other things that you need to do, including ibadah. And including things that are worldly that Allah wants you to do. But if you forget more than you're supposed to, then you cling to this earth, as if you're living forever. And you panic when someone tells you you're gonna die because I'm planning to live forever, even though I know that I'm not. But in my head. It's like that I'm going to be here forever. So my house is my house forever. My car is my car forever. These kids are my kids forever. You don't know that. You have to lose all of that. And that's terrifying. And that is saddening,
but not if you believe in McCarthy UniFi they will reside in it forever. Then that anxiety goes away. Because Allah had given you a substitute. You will die and you will lose but Allah will give you what you wish for, which is eternal.
But how do you get this eternal life if you obey Him?
And if you please him, but if you don't then you give another type of eternal life which is what in what? Hellfire?
So Allah azza wa jal, he wants to contrast this to the dunya which is going to come
McAfee in a few of the ayah that follows and why Allah revealed this. Right. So it's a warning of a great torment and a good news for the believers and a warning here specific. Well, you Indira Lavina, Kalu it to her Allahu Allah, and warn people or the war warn those who said that Allah has taken a son.
Now this is specific. So the first warning was general, to everybody who displeased Allah azza wa jal and go against him. This one is specific for those who say that Allah has a son.
And that includes the Jews, the Christians, the disbelievers of Mecca, and any one who claims that Allah has progeny.
So why is specify this because of how heinous that is, and because of how corrupting that belief is because you indicate that Allah needs an offspring, and that Allah azza wa jal, something else could exist that is similar to Allah as origin. So another being is also eternal, and is also divine. And that is the essence of schicke.
Whatever you claim, whether it's a son or a daughter, or sons, or daughters, or one son or one daughter, it's all the same. So a specific warning, specific warning to those who say, Allah has progeny or has a son. So that is something unforgivable. Then Allah says, malah home behemoth ate me, what are the about him? They have no knowledge of it, nor their fathers.
And that tells you that they're saying this, not because they have proof, but they're saying this out of imitation. That's why he mentions their fathers. It did not something that they come up with, they were born, they found their parents saying something so they said it. So Allah is saying,
Do you have knowledge of it? May Allah home be human? And where's your knowledge of that, that Allah has a son who told you about it?
Right? Did Allah send you a Messenger, a prophet who said, Allah has a son? Did he? He say no.
Right? Even in Christianity in the Bible today, you will not be able to prove it emphatically, that da Sally's Salam said that I am the Son of God.
So no Prophet was sent with this, logically, logic does not lead you to that. So where is your alien that is moving you to say this, they have none malham Be human Hell, they only have tuck lead their parents, but he say even your parents don't have knowledge of it. So what are you following? So Allah has devoted his waking and up to see a to say that if you have no evidence of it, and your parents don't, What path are you following? So here the Quran is inviting, actually, when you read it, every single human being to say you what I must have knowledge for what I'm doing. I must do things based on confirmation from Allah and from his prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. Now you just
simply hear someone telling you something, and you do it. Right? At a very simple level, right? Maybe that would work. For very minor things. Maybe that would work but about heaven and hell about the most important thing in life, that if somebody offers you medicine,
and you take it without verifying with a doctor,
an expert, somebody tells you believe this, and you don't verify this with Allah and his books and the prophets of Allah and what they said. So it's important to go back and verify, especially in religious matters, and especially in great religious matters. So look, what that duck lead what that imitation led them to something that Allah condemns so much that he continues and he says, Kabul ROTC Kilimanjaro do me a favor him er coluna Illa ketubah. What a grievous and or what a grave word is coming out of their mouths. They're only saying but lice
what a heinous thing they are saying. And here the Arabic of course they say kalima comes out from the mouth. Right words come out from your mouth. So boy, does he say mean FYE him comes out from their mouth? Well, lo alum is just to indicate how terrible it is. As if you say to someone, are you saying this with your own lips? Like are you are you aware of what is coming out of your own mouth? That this thing is so upsetting to Allah azza wa jal that it is so big.
So big you say how
Big Allah as it Allah says in surah Meriam, that the heavens are about to rift and break because of how terrible that word is.
The heavens simmer what these mighty structures of Allah oxygen, they want to break asunder. Because of all these things that we are saying about Allah azolla, you say you don't understand how how terrible their thing is
to somebody, you know, pollutes an ocean and all of us rise in
objections or rise in arms against them, you polluted an ocean, or you polluted water, or you polluted the land. What about a person who pollutes people's minds and hearts?
We don't care as much about that right? But this is the greatest pollution because it stands between you and Allah azza wa jal What if on the Day of Judgment, a person comes and says, I believe that you had a son, you say what proof you have of that?
Who told you this? Evidence came to the contrary? Why didn't you follow it? The greatest corruption is a person to lose himself, not the dunya. The dunya Allah azza wa jal can compensated but to lose yourself. This is what Allah is saying. They are not saying anything except a lie.
So when you hear it, don't be intimidated by people who may actually passionately believe it, or argue for it. Believe Allah Azza did when he says this is nothing but lie baseless.
And demand as he demanded subhanaw taala Where's the proof for it? Right. And if you have no proof, then they have no argument.
So he continues subhanho wa taala. For Allah, birth, you're old enough circa Allah 30 him in Lemieux immunopathol Hadith he assefa He says, so perhaps you are going to kill yourself out of sadness. Allah 30 Him
because they have not believed in this hadith in the Quran.
Other areas in the Quran repeat this. The sentiment of the prophets Allah Allah Azza wa sallam that he would get so sad
when he would give them Dawa and invite them to Allah azza wa jal, but they would reject it,
and invite them and they would reject it and keep trying and they reject it. And they're very being very stubborn, and very argumentative. And it would make him so sad that Allah azza wa jal has to intervene and say, stop being so sad. You're going to kill yourself.
Right? Badly enough circa meaning to kill yourself as a out of sadness and sorrow and a 30 him after their traces, they say he had likened the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam to someone who had lost his loved ones. And the only thing that he has after they have left is their traces, things that they've left behind, so he looks at their traces and is sad and crying. Right. They've left this behind this is this is their furniture, this is their clothes, that is this there is that that's the image, someone left and you're left behind, sad crying over there.
Over them. So Allah the prophets, lies of did some of his prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, you are going to kill yourself out of sadness if you continue to do this.
And then the way that he consoles him Alayhi salaatu wa Salaam is in the next area. But here it's important to realize how eager the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam was for people to be guided. And he he wasn't the only one of the early. He said, When you give Dawa, you could be disappointed just because your efforts did not work, meaning you failed. How come I failed? How come I spent time and they did not listen to me. So that is your sadness. And you could be sad because they did not hear the truth. Or they did not accept the truth, whether it was your effort or not. So you disappear. It's not about me and my effort. But how come they don't accept it? What will happen to them if they
don't sadness over them, not because of you. So the sadness of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is not I put all these hours and it did not work. It was how what will happen to them if they don't get guided. So it's he's worried about them. So how does Allah azza wa jal kind of mediate this, this pain take it away from the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. It says with the next Aya
it says inner Jana ma Allah audibly Xena de la Halina bluer. Whom are you home? So no, I'm Ella. We're in Nerja alone Mr. Ali Hassan Aden jarusa. He says, we have made what on this earth? Xena a beauty for it to test them. Who am I
And then we'll have the best of deeds. And surely, definitely, we're going to make what is on it completely ruined, flat and ruined.
How is this a consolation for the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam because he is saying to him, this earth and everything that is on it is a test. And as a test, some will win and some will fail.
That it is not up to you anymore. as eager as you are to guide, some people will not be guided.
This is how Allah intended. What is your message? What is your task is to deliver,
deliver Allah's message, do what he wants from you. And that is, by the way is really important when you give Dawa. Whether it's Dawa to family or Dawa to strangers. Your task is what to deliver the message the best that you can, in the best way that you can guidance is with Allah azza wa jal.
So the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam couldn't guide some of his family members, right? No, he couldn't, Ibrahim couldn't. And that breaks your heart when you can guide other people but not one closest to you cannot be guided. So you either gonna kill yourself over that or realize that Allah Azza did said what this is all a test, some will fail it. And it's not up to you to decide who will win and who will fail. So they are going to fail.
So that's how he consultant and that's how he comforts him. But also, in these eyes
are important reminders for us in the agenda and a lot of the Xena Tila, everything on this earth is a Xena play why is this Xena for they This earth is beautiful or not?
Attractive or not? Very attractive for you? Why is it so attractive? In addition that it shows you the power of Allah xojo And in fact, the beauty of Allah who is capable of creating this beauty and even more, shows you all of this and teaches you a lot about him subhanaw taala and about His names and attributes. But why is it there?
Lena bluer home so that we would test them
what is this test? A you whom acid or am Allah which among them has the best of deeds? So what is this test is that this dunya as a Xena as something beautiful and attractive will pull you in one direction.
So what is this test to pull away from it?
I'm not saying Allah does not say divorce it completely meaning don't take any of the dunya that's not the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam who got married and he had children and he owned property. That's his life. And the other prophets of Allah azza wa jal had similar lives. But that's not it. It is how much does it attract you? And does it take you away from Allah azza wa jal or not, does it become your main focus and obsession. This is the story, the essence if you want something that encapsulates this life, this is it. Everything that you see is Xena. And that is there to test you.
So the beauty of the female the beauty of money, the beauty of physician, the beauty of animals, the beauty of crops, the beauty of power, all of it every single one of it is to test you.
Are you whom who would although those tests will have Essen what Amala
And subhanAllah they see the scholars they said the he did not say Subhana wa Tada kuthodaw I'm Allah who will have done the most but who has done the best?
All right, the best not the most, but the best.
So they say it's not built with raw it's not with how much you do but how well you do it. So possibly, you could pray 10 Rock as that would be not as good as to rock as right. Why what how does the tour aka exceed the 10 is with what with the floss let you have sincerity with how present you are when you're praying, how observant you are of the obligations and the Sunnah and how well you perform it all right. That's why no one can be better than Muhammad Ali salatu salam in his a better even if you pray more.
Right like a she shot all the Alana says what he used to pray during the night 11 Rock as right. So sleep some of the night wake up some of the night go back to sleep. So suppose that you pray more than 11 rockers and suppose that you said pray the whole night. And suppose you do this follow for a whole year which is not the Sunnah.
You will not be able to reach the devotion of Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam because it's not about how much you do. It's how well it is. And it is centered first in the heart. We still always need the actions of the body, but it always the center is in the heart and is avoiding the haram. So that is an invitation to improve your deeds. Not not only outwardly but internally in to prove your Salah, improve your fasting, improve the Quran, improve your liquor, and make it as anomala make it to Allah for Allah azza wa jal feel Allah azza wa jal as you are doing it. But something that is done
habitually as a routine without a thought, is not as good as something that is done consciously, and to be close to him. subhanho wa taala. So Allah says, what, this is all beauty.
What is going to happen to it, we're in Elijah Ilhan Omar Ali Hassan Aden jarusa. And we will transform everything that is on its side of Flagyl. Rosa cut to pieces, meaning destroyed.
So it's instructing if you want to when you admire something, look at it, look at it, look at a beautiful city. Look at the sky, sky scrapers. Look at anything that you admire. And remember, this is all this will be leveled to the ground.
And if Allah tells you, all of it is going to be destroyed, he's telling you don't let it tempt you. Because it's not going to last for you.
I will destroy it.
Right. And if you know that Allah is going to destroy it, you're not going to be attached to it. So we're telling yourself, if something is taking hold of your heart, or this house, look at it and you say Allah will destroy this house, just for that to what to be chased out of your heart, Allah will destroy this house. So later on, if it happens, and it's destroyed for one reason or the other, you don't panic.
You already have it in your head that what Allah is going to destroy this house one day, this car, Allah is going to destroy it one day, it's going to happen, right? This building, Allah will destroy it when the nothing is going to last. So don't get attached to this. None of it and be ready to give it up. Because
the people of the key word, we're ready, right? To be ready. If you're too attached to the dunya. Allah asked you to sacrifice leave the Haram is a can. That's my life. Right? Like some of us when we were asked to leave this haram he said how do I live without that? I can't imagine it.
But if you actually believe that it's all going to go away. Then you say okay, let me let go of it first before it lets go of me. Let me you know, use it to go to Allah azza wa jal before it takes me to hellfire. So all of it is going to go away. That's the contrast. I mentioned. When Allah azza wa jal says Mack Athena via butter, they will live in it forever. This is not forever, there forever is with Allah azza wa jal. So if you're looking for that forever, it's with Allah xojo. Here, you cannot be forever,
even though it's going to try to convince you of that. And even though the shaytaan is going to try to convince you of that, so we're going to destroy all of it. And we said here, you must be ready for that, to be able to
rush to Allah zodion and sacrifice the dunya. And then from there we move to the story of the pupil of the Keef.
And then Allah azza wa jal, the beginning of it when he says I'm Herceptin nos herbal caffeine or rocky Mikono, Minaya Tina Jabba, it says, Do you believe that the people of the cave and a rock team of rocky Mala alum is the tablet that had their names, or also maybe their stories, something that is written on a plaque or a tablet? So the people have the pleasure of a cave and the tablet? Do you think that those people were our most wondrous of signs?
And that is panela a powerful idea? Right? Why is it a powerful idea? Because Allah azza wa jal is telling people who are interested in this story. Yes, this story is a wonderous story. Yes, is an unusual story, which fascinates you. But I want to tell you something before we get into the story, do you think that this is the most incredible thing that Allah had shown you?
It isn't. You're interested in it because it's extraordinary. It breaks the pattern. That's why you say, Oh, that's interesting. People who could live for 300 years or sleep for 300 years. That's interesting. But Allah is telling you that I've given you ideas every single day that exceed the power of that is
right. Why don't you see those eyes? Why do you want to wait for that? This is like someone who says, Allah give me a sign. Just give me a sign. If you just give
Give me a sign, I believe you use this idea. He say the following Allah gives you a small sign. Let's suppose you know, you tell this thing to levitate and it starts levitating. Is this really the most incredible thing that Allah had shown you? That's what Allah is saying, right? Let's suppose that actually so your Allah, if this levitates meaning is just, you know, you know, flies in the air, then I will believe and by the way, you shouldn't do that. Right? You shouldn't do this. Why? Because if you're going to test the authenticity of a belief based on that, you know what the shaitaan is going to do? And say, God, I'm here to play with you. Because you can't see him. He
says, what? You can't believe anything of this levitates Here you go.
So okay, I'll believe that there are million gods and whatever, because if that is your proof, then Shelton will play with you.
So But if a person is asking for that proof, Allah is saying, what to them? Play up? How about the sun that shines? How about the moon? How about the birth of a human being? How about the death of a human being? How about the plants coming back every spring? How about and how about and how about all these ideas? If you really think about it, there are much more wonderous than the story of the people of the kief. But still, Allah will tell you about it. But he says, don't think that this is the most incredible things. And imagine the things that Allah did not even show you or tell you about.
Okay, imagine you can't even imagine. But there are things with Allah azza wa jal that if you were to know them, they will blow your mind. Right in Jannah. We were told what you cannot even imagine what's in it, it will blow your mind. So this is what this is something that is very tiny and very small. So don't think that this is the greatest, but Allah will tell you about it is our fifth year to Ilca FIFA Robina attina Mila Donkor Rama ye lynah mean marina or Shuddha He says, When the fifth year the youngsters, their young, their youth,
in our fifth year to they took refuge in the cave, and they say you're a banana Robina and we'll explain our banana. Tina Mila Dunker Rama grant us from you a mercy. Why yet Lena min Emery now Rashida and facilitate and give us guidance. Right? So they're making do and they're asking Allah azza wa jal because they are in hardship. And this hardship by the way, is not a worldly hardship. It's a religious hardship that they chose.
And that makes it what? More admirable, you chose it, that they chose not to believe what their people believe they chose to stand up for the truth and say, This is wrong. And this is right. And despite the threats, they say, we will continue with that belief, although they could have said what, I don't care.
So it's not a hardship of the dunya. It's the hardship of the earth era religious, and it's their own choice. Yeah, we will believe this. And so they say it's our they took refuge in the cave, and we'll explore that in sha Allah
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and this may be you, Allahu Allah is an indication that typically the hearts of the young, are softer.
Because he didn't say Subhana wa to Allah that the elders or the Chiefs had grown with these false beliefs are the ones who believed, but those who are what young.
And they say that those who accepted Islam with Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam initially, most of our lot of them not all of them, but a lot of them were the younger ones. Right? That's because there is softness in the heart yet, and you have not become so structured or enmeshed in disbelief is still fresh, right? Whereas a person who had grown up seasoned and disbelieve it's hard for them to leave it.
Is that referring specifically to the Jewish and the Christian and the Mexicans who have challenged the Prophet?
So the question, is this impressive, do you do you believe? Or do you think that these ideas are KEF and Rakeem? And what happened to them are the most wondrous of our science? Is it directed at the people of the book The Jews, and also the McCain's who are challenging the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. This is for everybody. Right? They've included but for everybody who just focuses on these ideas, and misses the greater ideas that Allah has noted had sent. So when we will come to that challenge that you talked about insha Allah but Allah mean so simple
To the Metcons, right whom Allah azza wa jal had given this Quran and what they do is that he says, Turn the mount of sulfur into gold and distance the mountains of Kava so that we will have more space to grow. And then Dan Dan, and Allah azza wa jal tells them that this is the greatest idea that they have not the AI is that they are suggesting, right? So we'll come in sha Allah to the challenge, but it includes them. But everybody else was simply fixated on this idea, and forgets all the other ayat of Allah as widget. So we talked about the youngsters, they took refuge in the cave, and they say you're a banner Rob. And by calling Allah azza wa jal by the word the ROB rather than
Isla, or Rob is the one who takes care of you. Or Rob is the one who provides and sustains and takes care of you. Just like Right. Any father does, but more of course. So the rub is the sustainer. The provider, the Nourisher, the one who listens, the one who guides and what have you, the ILA is the one that you worship. So when say you're a banana, as if they're saying yeah, Allah Who takes care of us, take care of us. Right? So it's relevant to call on Allah azza wa jal with his name's Yara be why you see our BM and Tarot Boonie Yahoo everyone who guides man who on who always takes care of me, continue to take care of me, right? That's what it is. So they're asking Allah azza wa jal for
what they say mercy and guidance. Then Allah azza wa jal says what for the Robina Allah Danny him, Phil Caffee see Nina either we made them sleep in the cave for many years. That is the answer to their do. Right? And the story unfolds in sha Allah I'm not gonna get ahead of myself. So the Ragna Allah Danny him adorable Allah than is as if Allah had put a barrier between things in their ears, i Something had covered it, so they cannot hear. And that way they could sleep and enter into sleep that is so deep that nothing could disturb them. And that is this unusual thing. This is this Kurama from Allah azza wa jal,
that is when they needed him. He was there for them. Right? Now, it doesn't mean and here we have to have a balance. Some of us think if I'm righteous, and I'm a good person, I didn't have to do much I'll just ask Allah and Allah has to do things for me.
Okay, am I not good? I come to the masjid I fast I pray Allah, I need this, I need that. You haven't taken the steps towards it. But you simply expect that Allah would come to you and grant you this. You follow what I'm saying? Somehow, you're entitled, and sometimes you're entitled without effort, because I already prayed and made dua and I'm a good person. Now they didn't sit in their homes and say Allah help us. What did they do? They went to the cave. Right? They went to the cave, they sought refuge in the cave, meaning they did all that they can. Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam against the threats of the non believers that they see your Allah protect me, Allah, protect them,
and just sit in Medina, what did he do?
He went and he fought. So you do everything that you can physically, right? And then when you can't anymore, Allah comes in, he fills that gap.
Throughout your effort, you don't rely on your effort. It's not just because I hid in a cave.
They're not going to find me. Right? Right, because that's what we'll book of all the Allahu Anhu told the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, if they just look down at their feet, they'll find us see how close that is. But see how distant they were from finding Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam. Why? Because who was standing in the middle? Figuratively, right, who was standing in the middle? Allah is xuejun. Right? So you can't find him. You're right there. Can't find him. Why can't I find Allah doesn't want you to find him. Right? But Muhammad Ali Salam did his best he didn't just sit in Mecca and say Allah I did. I did my job now you know, he goes and he plans and he out maneuvers them and
he goes into the cave and he hides. This is all that I can do here Allah and I'm not going to trust my effort despite all my power but I'm not trusting it. Now the rest your Allahu Allah. Then Allah azza wa jal helps you beyond your expectation and beyond your imagination. And he shields you from your enemies. So here they did not sit back and say we're not going to do anything. They went into the cave. And they asked Allah azza wa jal doo, doo, doo. All right, keep making dua. We forget this. But keep asking Allah xojo for help and keep asking him for
Support, specially when you're in need because when you're in need when you really need your heart gives up on people. You go and ask him, please help me I can't. Please assist me. I don't have time for you see what you let go of the ropes of people. And you have only one rope between you and Allah azza wa jal, and that is the Alodia that we talk about. And why don't you really to absorb this that Oh rudia to Allah zodion is when you don't see people as meaningful, as effective as effectual. No one can help you. Except Allah azza wa jal then the people are just simply means Allah sends them he puts in their heart that they should help you but they're simply means, but they can't help you. And
so that's why he says what either CELTA for Allah. If you want to ask ask Allah. If you want to seek assistance, seek Allah's assistance, don't waste your time on people. And when you want to hope, don't hope except from Allah azza wa jal, if you can just Inshallah, zero in zero in on this one, if you want to hope, don't hope except from Allah Zota, not from a friend, not from a relative, don't expect anything from them. And don't hope for anything if you want to hope, hope from Allah Zoda. And then if something good is going to happen through them, Allah will bring it for you. I'm not telling you not to ask your son to do something, not to ask your spouse to do something, we all need
things from them and they need things from us. I'm talking about the heart, and its attachment and its hope, hope from Allah Zota don't help from anybody else. So that's why when they severed all those connections, and they relied on Allah alone, Allah gave them a Kurama that we are talking about in the Quran. And if you reading Surah till calf you are repeating it every single week. Allah is telling you what he did for them, because they did things for him. Subhana who were to Allah and the last thing insha Allah let's just take one I
know Yeah, just one follow up nada name. So they slept for many years. That's idea number 11 Say says them about athanor humulene dilemma yield his beanie, slyly Mallaby through Amudha and says, then we resurrected them, or we brought them back not resurrected them bath now I'm in a sense have brought them back awaken them. So that we would know which of the two groups had better count of how much time they spent asleep. Or you will his been any of the two groups who are will will now debate how long they stayed asleep, which of those two, we'll have a better idea of how long they've spent sleeping. So when Allah says we've awakened them so that we would know, obviously, Allah knows
what's going to happen. But this is a knowledge that is based on Allah punishes and rewards, a knowledge base in reality after things happen. So they say the knowledge that Allah azza wa jal talks about here is a knowledge different from the knowledge of things that he knows before things happen. That's a knowledge of things yet to be and it matches exactly how things will be. And there are things based on things happening.
Okay, Allah has seen it, no, actually it took place. So there are knowledge of things before they take place. Allah did not see it yet. Right? In a sense, because it didn't happen but Allah knows it. Exactly. And then when it happens, that's also a knowledge. And it's based on that knowledge that Allah as we said, will punish and reward
based on that knowledge, Allah azza wa jal holds people responsible before it No. So he said, Allah azza wa jal wanted that knowledge to be manifest for them to do what for them to start debating.
How long did we stay asleep and Allah wanted that to happen because Allah wanted to prove something for everybody as they get discovered. So we will stop here in sha Allah to leave space for questions. And we will continue in sha Allah in Allah as xojo next week and we will continue there will be iOS 13 And that is the beginning of the story, the detail of the story, the beginning was a summary but the beginning of the detail of the story will be in iOS 13 be the last
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when you look at the different sources of the Quran, and how one surah ends, and the next one starts, you will see sometimes its evidence very it's clear to see it and sometimes it takes you consulting the tafsir for you to see the connection, but how a surah ends and another one begins, and how even the same Surah begins and ends he said that there is connections between them, how Allah azza wa jal begins one and ends the other. So the end of Surah Surah which one that one that precedes Surah till GAF is praising Allah as the origin and the praise of Allah azza wa jal repeats what? In surah Alkaff, the beginning of Surah Toluca. So the praise in Surah Al Israa, is for Allah
azza wa jal, Allah, Allah may, Allah may Allah American luxury kung fu movie, so it's praising Allah azza wa jal and his attributes and then it moves into the praise of the Quran into Surah Alkaff So, it's one of the wonders of the Quran as you can get deeper into it, to try to see the connections between how this surah is placed next to this surah and this surah leads to that surah and this surah up predicts that other Surah right, so that's something insha Allah to keep in mind as you read and that will kind of connect you even deeper and deeper with Nila to the Quran.
Zack, right. So what how do you kind of differentiate between Tafseer and the board sort of surplus translate this as commentary or explanation to the board is contemplating or learning the lessons from it. So it to the board, if you just want to keep it kind of
clear in mind, do board do Brochet is the end of it, right? So at tafsir is illumination, right of sear is illumination, that's kind of where the root comes from illumination. And also, when the word suffer comes from that as well as when you kind of distance yourself or move from one place to the other. So there is space, right? So the both are connected, in a sense, where they've said there is an illumination of the meaning to tell you what that meaning is. And there is clarity, right? There's space and there's clarity or low LM. So tafsir is for you to directly understand what that is telling you.
To Dubourg comes after Tafseer which is how do I take the lessons that Allah has telling me in this idea, and apply him? How do I learn something from them, so there can be an oath to the board if you don't understand the meaning of the ayah. So tafsir always has to come first. And then to the board comes later. Now you could have to see it without the board. I just understood what it says. But I'm not really thinking about what comes next. So to the board the board the end. So what comes after the area so I read it what comes after what what do you take from it that is to double you sit and you think about the eye so you can have to see without the double but you cannot have to double
without the car What are you thinking about? Right? So you must have any see at first and you just add to what you said that you know the purpose of the Quran being revealed is the at the burrow it is for you to contemplate and think about his eyes. So there is a level where you just read read read read read, I need to finish Surah Al Baqarah I need to finish my head and I read this is good great hamdulillah if you have that habit and there is also what reading with tafsir Okay, that's slower, because it takes time. And then there is reading with to the board that is the slowest of them and it depends on your to the board. So that's why it's reported that you know, Allah Allah
emits rumor of neuromotor I don't recall at this moment. What did he said that he is spent in Surah Al Baqarah, eight years, right? So it doesn't take you eight years to read Al Baqarah or to memorize Al Baqarah or to read the Tafseer of Al Baqarah right even today. Even if you collect all the different zero baccarat it doesn't really gonna take you eight years to finish all of that what was he doing? Surah Al Baqarah. So this is a HUD amount or a reading based on contemplation. So Allah said this now what you want to do with it now? So you pause and you think about
Alright, so you can, you know, one thing leads the other, right? Because that's your question. You could have different customers of the Quran so you can have the same must have, right? And you can have three different bookmarks in it or two different bookmarks so one is the bookmark for reading just reading just keep reading and another bookmark or you read a little but you think should you close it one page two pages and you've just close it and you think about what you're reading. So different types of reading with different purposes
as the last question, I think so that people
NAMM, so it says if you are traveling on a Friday, can you still read it right? Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. Insha Allah and I mean, if you can't you can't Allah Azza dynos especially that if you're traveling and you don't have time for it, Allah will write for you what you were doing as you as a resident right either Murrayville Abdo suffer case of Allah who Lahoma can I'm alone so he hand makishima is as if a person becomes sick or he travels Allah right for him what he used to do when he was healthy and a resident. So if you can't read it, right because of sickness, or because you're traveling, Allah azza wa jal will do it, write it for you. But of course, if you find the time and
you can read it, read it, because what happens is that if you break a habit, it's hard to come back to it. Right? So if you can maintain the habit for the sake of regularity, then there'll be a wonderful thing.
So you Subhanak Oh, one four. Okay, one more
the hikma of it, why was it separated? Maybe because they're known as both
the people of the cave and the people of the tablet, right? Or so that Allah Azza will join it so that you would know that they are one in the same right? So maybe that is it Allah Allah, I hope that helps. Save so Hannah Calamba Hemlock a shadow allied I learned to suffer over 200