Stories Of The Quran 1
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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Discussion of the significance of stories in the Quran and what distinguishes them from all other stories. It is followed by a discussion of the beginning of the story of Moses in the Quran, chapter Al-Qasas.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us stories in the Quran.
And in fact,
there are so many stories in the Quran
that we should stop and ponder for a minute for a minute.
What is the significance of a story?
When you think about it,
all your life,
you are engaged in either listening to a story, or you're telling a story.
From the time that you wake up in the morning,
and you go online to see what happened with the world today? Or do you go through the pages of the newspaper, or you switch on the TV, you're watching a story, you're reading a story.
When you talk to a friend or a family member, about what happened with you yesterday, or what you're going to do tomorrow, or you're listening to them, you're either telling them a story or you're listening to a story.
When you visit a friend, when you're spending some time with them, most of what you do, you're telling stories to each other.
And if we can take it even beyond that we can say that most of the world today is built upon stories.
Christianity is built upon a story and I'll mean by a story here, fake story, a true story, just a story. It's built upon a story that God has a son and the son had to die.
Judaism is built upon a story a chosen nation
of God. Hinduism is built upon a story Buddhism is built upon a story not only religion is built upon a story. nationhood is built upon a story every nation has a story that defines it. We are these people here where we came from here where we are going.
We have been created by the gods as some nations would claim that Gods came and mingled with us and so our race had come from the gods. Every nation, every race has a story.
But what makes the stories in the Quran in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala unique and different from all the other stories that we hear every day, and we tell every day.
One of the first and most important difference differences is that the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala when it tells a story, the story is true.
if I were just to end the hotbar just on that point, I believe it would be enough
just for you to can contemplate and ponder over and over and over the significance of having True Stories versus untrue or fake stories. What Allah says is true.
As if we'll have time today in store in salt, Alka sauce, the stories
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Consider how many religions today are built upon
Fake stories where they to find the truth of those stories these religions would cease to exist. Right?
See how many religions today are built upon incomplete stories? Part of this story is true. Isa Ali Salaam did come, he did live. They did plot against him, but the story is incomplete. So it's not a true story.
How many nations today would lose their racism,
their superiority that they feel above everyone else, when they know that the story of their creation is just a story? It's not true. Or if part of it is true, it's incomplete.
To have the story tell being told by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, never known apostolic, accidental puzzles, we tell you an array to you the best of stories. So who is the one who is telling it is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that story is true. It's true in that it happened. It's true that it's happened on all of its details without exaggeration.
Maybe you had a friend come to you and he said, You would not believe what happened to me today. And he goes on, and the story is very believable.
But we exaggerate. When it comes to us. We exaggerate. I saw this in that today. And when you go and you examine reality, it's not really what he saw. He didn't really describe it accurately. He missed some stuff, exaggerated something else the story as he presented it to you. It's not true completely.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala, when he says about someone who's a corruptor.
Allah is speaking the truth when he says about someone that he is of good morals. Allah is speaking the truth when he says about something. It's a great trial. Allah is speaking the truth, but we tend to exaggerate. And we leave some details, important details sometimes. And maybe you had a friend who would tell you a story. And you would say, Wait, wait, it didn't happen that way you miss the detail. Without the dis detail the story doesn't make sense. A lot, doesn't miss a detail.
A lot tells you the entire story and doesn't favor one party over the other.
Not if it happened to me and to my people are absolved them and put them under the best of lights. Whereas my enemy might fall I'll be unjust and untrue to them
and deceive them.
When I tell my story, Allah Subhana Allah tells us the truth and the entire truth.
And another feature
of the story is that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells and I hope that you can sell a stay with me this is a little bit abstract, but I'll try to stay with me that these are the bestest stories.
many stories happen, but are all all of them worthy of telling, and recording. And reading over and over and over, we have so many silly stories.
There's no use in telling them.
And so you have to think about that Allah subhana wa Taala throughout this entire history of humanity, when Allah wants to reveal this eternal book that is going to stay with us till the Day of Judgment, his word, he picks the stories and only these stories from the entire human history. And he says these are the stories and these are the best stories.
There is something special about them, you can tell any story you want. It could be true, you could have all the details, you can be as neutral as objective as you can. But still the story may not be important. But a lot picks the best of stories and he presents them to us.
And who is the one who is telling this story.
It is a loss of Hanover data. So the way he tells this story is different than the way you tell it.
Allah does not record the story the way a historian does.
This person was born on that day, he had siblings, these were for his parents, then at that age this and that happened to him, then he moved on and so on until he dies a lot isn't recorded that way. Because the Quran was not revealed to be such a book. It's a book of guidance, and it's a book of instruction and teaching. So the important thing in this Torah is the moral of this story, the benefit that comes from the story. So you see Allah subhana wa Jalla he goes and he picks from all of these stories, the time and the place and the moment that fits that moral that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to teach
and he leaves other details that are not important.
So you may wonder
What are the names of the people of the case? What's the color of their dog?
When did they live? Exactly? What's the name of the mother of Moosa? What's the name of the mother of Miriam? We don't know.
Why don't we know because it's not important.
See, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to, in a sense, zero in on what you should think about.
So anything that would clouded anything that would cramp it, he leaves it out, you don't need it. And you'll find and that's the mistake you find in some of the Tafseer. And so when we look at the Quran, sometimes we focus on what Allah did not say, don't focus on what Allah did not say if he was important, Allah would put it there, he would tell you the name of Mother, Mother, the mother of Miriam, or the mother of Musa alayhis salam, or that covers and the age and the names of the people of the case, and how old the dog was and his color, but you don't need it. He says, focus on these things, and leave everything else aside.
And also something that is important about the stories that are different from the stories that we have around us
is that they are intended for a reason.
You watch your story on TV, you listen to your friend, what's the purpose of that passing term entertainment. So after that, the story goes away, it may stay with you a little bit or not. But it just goes away. What Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to do is he wants to introduce this story to you for a reason. That's why the story is there. That's why they came he never he moves out of your own economy. We are telling this story, the true story, too. And for a believing people. These are the people who is who are the audience of that story, who will benefit from it. And who will learn the moral of that story so that they can imitate
the heroes of that story.
It's not just a story for entertainment. It's not just a story for passing time.
And they want to alert you hear that every story has a moral. Don't think that any story is innocent. That's why when you lie to your kids, and some of them are here today, when you let them go on and they watch TV and you're thinking that they're watching something innocent. Cartoons aren't cartoons innocent enough. Every cartoon carries the imprint of the creator of the cartoon.
He believes certain things does not believe some other things. sit down with them and watch it. And don't say it's harmless. do an experiment. Don't say it's harmless. Sit down with a piece of paper, write down everything that they say they do. on that show that you don't want your kids to do. Don't say it's a cartoon, so they will not do it. They know better. Don't say that. Just write it down and see how many things you're going to get.
Every story has a moral. And a lot of the stories in the world today when they are told by the kuffar carry the wrong kind of moral, the elevate the villains,
and they ignore the heroes and the good guys.
They don't have a full picture. And that's another thing that distinguishes a story in the Quran. Allah subhana wa Taala has the complete picture.
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a story from a human adult's around could be the case he killed some people.
And will how he came to power and the story will end there. And Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't do that.
Allah has access to the scene from the beginning and before Pharaoh till the end and after Pharaoh and on the Day of Judgment. So we gives you the entire
the entire story,
how he was defeated and why he was defeated. And what will happen today to him on the Day of Judgment. So you will never come out from that story thinking that that villain has won.
It never will happen. Never will you come out from that story,
as accessory to murder,
as accessory to robbery and thievery. Because a lot of the stories that we have today they want to look at things from a different angle. So you'll find yourself after some time rooting for the bad guy. They stole. And they're rooting for that because they're the heroes of this story. And Allah does not do that.
He's the best of storytellers. And his stories are the best of stories.
And one point that I forgot to mention about objectivity
the stories that we hear around us, even on the news are not objective and I want that inshallah to be in the hearts and minds of every Muslim. It doesn't mean that
You read it in newspaper, that you watch it
on a news channel, that that is true.
Who's telling you this story? another human like you?
What are the policies of the channel? Or that newspaper? What words are they allowed to use? And they are not allowed to use?
What biases does this person have? What does he want to show and what is he wants to hide?
So don't ever think that when you see something, or when you receive news on the hands of the kuffaar, especially when reported about Muslims, that you have the entire truth.
And you must consult more than one source before you can
receive or before you can reach a final judgment and say, I agree, I disagree. I condemn I am in favor of Always be careful. But that in the foreign, you don't have to worry about Allah subhana wa Tada, as we said, has the entire truth there.
Think about that in sha Allah as you go in through your days and weeks and you hear about stories, and you go back and you compare that to the hold on a loss of Hannah what Allah says in Surah, cos interferon Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah hi Shia, you're still a photo, if at a minimum, you that behave in a way a steady UniSA home in the academy city.
We were introduced to a character that is called Sharon, who has exalted himself on the earth.
And he has made the people under him into factions, Shia,
indeed, opposing factions.
And he went on to oppress a part of them, a segment of them. And what he did do, what did he do? He used to kill the male the newborn males, and keep the females. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, indeed, he is from the corrupters.
Here Allah subhana wa Taala gives you the background in one area, the background and from it you can understand a lot. Pharaoh is a ruler, Pharaoh is an oppressive ruler. Pharaoh rules his people with oppression because they are supposed to be equal.
They're supposed to be equal but to control them, he divides them into parts and segments.
And these parts and these segments, he incite hostilities between them so that they would compete against each other, fight each other, hate each other. So he would have power over them, he will always continue to have power over them.
And we can go on and on explaining how this happens. Every time an oppressor wants to control people, and how the oppressors came to control Muslims and still do by inciting these same divisions. Learn from it, as you're reading the story. And there's so much to learn from these stories in the Quran. Another thing that by just me going through it, that we've learned everything from it.
And what he used to do is with this specific population,
that he in fact, should honor the people of the land.
But maybe and we're saying maybe maybe he thought that they were just migrants.
They don't belong to the land, although they've been living there for hundreds of years.
But he would take their newborn babies, and he would kill them to control the population. So they will continue to be submissive before him.
And instead of thanking them, because they are what they are the progeny the children of use of alayhis salaam, who saved Egypt, he will save the entire population by the interpretation of the dream that he gave and then by the well management of its resources, instead of being faithful to use of La Salaam and his children, he treated them with the opposite.
And Allah says he is from the city.
And here you must understand that if a person becomes of such a nature, sexual pressure and when it exists on the face of this earth, and it grows, it carries with it the element of its destruction within itself,
it has the element of destruction because it cannot continue Allah subhanho wa Taala will not allow it to continue Allah subhanho wa Taala will change it and will remove it
and you see here now what Allah says when we do unknown Allah Latina still a fulfill of the wanna
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and make them leaders.
Make them move them from the submissive slave situation they were in from an enslaved people to make them into what lead
Leaders in a man in Islam and when we saw in world leaders in Islam and email, want to see and make them the heirs to the land, want to make Canada hopefully, we will establish them on the face of this earth. And when we have your own ohana, what you do the home in home, McCann we had our own, and we want to show and have fun and her men and their soldiers soldiers see with their own eyes, this very same thing that they were afraid of.
This is what Ron wants and this is what a lot once and that's the background to the story and then you begin to see what happens and you'll immediately move into another scene. We're talking about Imperial policy state policy about what Allah wants grant issues, and then you immediately are reduced to a house of a woman you don't know her name. The only thing you know Allah has told her while hyena elimination of the a way of giving her the inspiration, suckle him feed him that he felt the hot fuel at the Hudson but if you fear for him, because they were going to come to kill him,
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and Allah subhanho wa Taala. Here is testing her.
And you will find throughout the story of Musa alayhis salaam, women who are around him are exemplary. And the woman the mother of Musa alayhis salaam, was exemplary in the faith that she had in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because a lot has to do with something that is painful.
But without the mud but but without the mother of Musa alayhis salaam, they would not be Mussolini's. So she needed to go through this pain. And let us learn from it that if Allah Subhana what Allah wants the best for you. He puts hurdles in your way. He puts obstacles in your way. So if you have an obstacle, don't think Allah hates me. Allah did not hate the mother of Moosa, nor did he hate myself, nor did he hate the venue. So if Allah puts difficulties in your way, see a lot if you are patient, say Allah is preparing me for something great. So take advantage of it and be patient and be faithful and see what Allah Subhana Allah is taking you. So when she was faithful to Allah
subhanho wa Taala and she did as he told her to do, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to come, to come to where to the court of Dean's is the same man who wanted to kill him.
to the court of the most ruthless person in that land, Allah subhana wa, Allah took him there as if she's trying to save them from Pharaoh and Allah is saying, I will take him to fall.
Little take him to fell. How did he invade this child defenseless child? How did he invade the court of Pharaoh?
He invaded him because Allah subhana wa Taala wanted to he invaded him because Allah has put love
on Mussolini alayhis salam so if you see Musa you will love him well, later on he can have better me.
So that's why when the wife of Pharaoh
saw this child,
she said do not kill him or her to me wanna la de la Santa Ana.
And we see here a glimpse of mercy in the court of this ruthless man. Later we'll come to know that this woman is one of the best woman that have ever existed on this earth.
We see this mercy and she saved him probably a lot more and her and this Moosa was taken into the court of Pharaoh
and then just to speed up the story,
and maybe we can continue with inshallah, on a different occasion. A loss of Hannah what Allah allows for the mother of Musa alayhis salam to retrieve Moosa.
They are so worried people are fair about Moosa that he is not settling that he is not accepting any milk.
until Allah subhana wa Taala returns them to the why to the to his natural mother. And here instead of her being afraid for most are having to hide it. Now she's feeding him with all confidence taking him back in
Both in public and being paid for it.
So if you trust in the promise of Allah subhana wa Tada. And it was very difficult for her in Canada's Nativity because she was about to disclose the whole matter, a mother and a child. These are strong sentiments and thinking here about your own desire. You have very strong desires. But I don't know if all of our desires can measure up to the sentiments of a mother about her child towards her child, yet she was strong and because of her strength, Allah Subhana Allah rewarded her so that she would know that the promise of Allah subhana wa tada is true.
This story is something that you read, you hear about, but then comes the time for you to be tested like the mother of Moosa or less. And it's time for you then to trust Allah subhana wa to Allah and do what he wants, and wait from the promise of Allah subhanaw taala to be fulfilled, and then you can even identify with Musa alayhis salam and his mother, even more and more. So this story is not for us only to listen to. Now you have a lesson or an example of sacrifice. And I want to conclude by saying something, see the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala with this ruthless Pharaoh.
On another occasion, Allah subhanho wa Taala said, or says to Moosa, and how old were Hola Hola. Hola, Lena, when you speak to him, and you're inviting into the truth, make it in a gentle matter. soft, gentle matter. Don't shout at him, don't scream at him. Don't be rough with him. Gentlemen, present the truth to him. And more than that,
a lot of not sent to him, anyone from the children of Israel.
Just anyone a stranger. He sent him an adopted son, someone who grew up in his house, he knows very well his wife loves him so much. He didn't send a stranger he sent a man that he raised himself, and he knows him very well. So as if Allah Subhana Allah is saying, My Mercy even extends to you. I'm sending someone very close to you and to your family. So you will trust him and find it easy to accept the truth from him.
And see here the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then the rebellion of Pharaoh, that even he did not listen to this man to Musa alayhis salaam, to he was beloved by all who saw him.
The stories of Allah that He has in the Koran, the story that Allah tells in the Koran are worthy of your deep, deep study.
And especially I would emphasize, our sisters need to study the models that they have we have in the Quran, about all the different women and learn from them, especially in these times.
So we ask Allah subhana wa to Allah, the Most Merciful teachers his book, while we ask you that you teach us your book, Allah will ask you that you teach us your book, and Allah make us of those who are guided by your book. Allow me in case of those who are guided by your book, Allah make us of those who are guided by your book, will Allah make us of those who seek inspiration and action from it, law makers of those who seek inspiration and action from it. Allah make us of those who seek inspiration and action from it, or like guide us to the truth and make it easy for us to follow it. Allah guide us to the truth and make it easy for us to follow it. Well like guide us to the truth
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