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A continuation of the story of Moses in the Quran
In Al Hamdulillah Muhammad who want to stay in who want to stop you want to be near him in surety and fusina we'll see you at Melina Maja de la Vela mo de la la forma usually Fela ha de Allah, wa shadow Allah ina in Allahu Allahu la sharika Allah, wa shadow Mohammed Abdullah who was solo sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, a MOBA in the hair on howdy ticket Allahu Allah, wa higher on howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Chateau olema de tu Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata Hakuna La la la la, la. All praise and thanks belong to Allah the Most High, we thank him and we seek His help and aid. And we asked him that he forgives us and we seek His
refuge from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves his tree, no one can guide and I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam is a slave and messenger.
The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a bit of every bit as misguidance and every misguidance will be in Hellfire, my bad.
We have come to a point with the story of Musa alayhis salam and for those who were not with us before, or may have not listened to it before. We've reached the point of the story of Musa alayhis salaam when we had when he has fled
Pharaoh and his soldiers
And he has reached Midian.
And on his way,
he made dead to to Allah subhanho wa Taala he said Allah as a DNA Allah be so sad. Now knowing where he's going, fleeing a powerful enemy does not know what his destination is B
he asks Allah Subhana what Allah for guidance at that crucial time.
And then when he arrives in Midian
when and what are the mass media and allegedly you met them in an SEO spoon. When he arrived at that water he found around the water people watering fetching water for their flocks.
But he also saw something that made him inquire something that seems strange for him.
Well, why did I mean don't Kimora it to Dan.
But far to the side? He found two women holding back their flocks so that they are not around with involved with the men trying to fetch water. They're holding and pulling back their flocks. And that to him alayhis salam seems strange. Bala mahatva Kuma, so he went and asked them
about what is their circumstance, pilot Atlantis, they had to use theory of ownership.
They said we do not fetch water, we do not bring water into our flocks, until the rest of them until all of the men are done. And they dispatch their flocks. And then they added and our father is an old man.
What do we get from this?
Mr. Ali Salaam is running away from an enemy he's exhausted.
exhausted, doesn't know anyone in that village or that town.
But as soon as he arrives, and I want to remind you that he is not a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala yet,
but he was described as having a son, he's a Muslim.
So when he arrives with a sense of them of sin of the believer, who senses have not been dealt by sin or by mistakes, when he looks at this situation, he assesses it, and he finds that there is something wrong, that requires more inquiry and then intervention,
something wrong for the men to fight over the water and leave these two weak women behind until they're done. And only then can they come and water their flocks. He found that to be very strange. And so mistakes in general and since in particular have that effect on us. They dull our senses.
We've become accustomed to them and used to them
the first time you see them
them, you resist the second time, the third time, the 10th time. They're part of your life. They're part of your society.
And what sin wants from you is to keep resisting it every day and never allow it to rule you.
That's why would that sense of a moment when he looked at it,
he alayhis salaam decided to do something. First of all,
he brought the water to them, he fetched the water, and he gave it to them.
For matola in a village called and he went to seek the shelter of the shade, which tells us that it was a hot day
and exhausted man on a hot day, who doesn't know what's coming in the next minute or hour or day, you takes the time to help.
And that is also another lesson.
For the Mormon for the Muslim for the much sin for the one who believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala you cannot see a mistake and sit idle. You cannot see a sin and sit idle something inside of you, moves you to do something about it.
What motivates you could be your love of Allah Subhana Allah and because you love Allah, you want to see everything on this earth that pleases Allah. And if something angers him, you want to change it.
Maybe your motivation. When you see something like that someone who needs help,
and you yourself need help and musalla is said I needed help.
It's for you to offer health, so that Allah will help you.
Allah says, or the Prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well lo fi only Edina dermalab duffie only se Allah will continue to help his slave as long as slave continues to help his brother or sister.
Which means what?
Let's remind ourselves every time that if you are facing some trouble and you need help, one of the shortest way for you to get help from Allah subhanho wa Taala is to find someone else who needs help and to help him.
Find another Muslim, non Muslim, Animal, whatever, who needs help, who needs your assistance and go and help him and then find another and then find another and Allah subhana wa tada himself will help you. So you see musala he sat down because he had relieved the pain and the suffering of total strangers. He did not know but the man inside of him moved him to change their situation.
Allah subhanho wa Taala changed his situation. He did not go to and ask them
for help. He did not go and ask them for reward. He did not ask them for anything at all he helped.
Then he went away. sat under the shade at home did he ask get an ask them?
He asked Allah subhana wa
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for the good that you sent down to me, I am in need.
And this is a very short statement from him. alayhis salam, but it should teach us how we should ask Allah subhanho wa Taala First of all, he said the lobby
and the robe and use it when you make the hot dog is the one who creates you, provides for you and takes care of you.
So he's asking Allah Subhana Allah to Allah by the appropriate name and attribute or bead and say Allah he
he says that a B
then he admits that the good comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala the good that you sent down to Allah subhanho wa Taala so he's waiting for assistance from Allah. And that is an a very important lesson once you do good.
Once you help someone, don't let your heart trust with them after you have done favor to them. Don't let your heart be with them. But take your heart back to Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning that don't do good.
And then necessarily expect something good back in return. Since I was good to you, you must be good to me since I've helped you You must help me
and don't regret it if later on. You help them you are good to them. But they did not or did not turn out to be nice people to you. Were not as good to you.
In the present or in the future. Do not regret it. As long as your heart His heart is resting with Allah subhanho wa Taala you do the good and then you forget about it.
You do the good and then you go back to Allah Subhana Allah because your reward and your
Helpful come from him, not from any specific individual or like in move any person to help you. So don't rely on them don't trust in them. But as Musa alayhis, salaam he helped. And then as nothing in return, wanted nothing in return, went back and asked Allah subhanho wa Taala you find some of us, after we do something good.
We continue to put other people down, we remind them of our favors and our actions. I've helped you remember when you were in need, and I helped you remember when your need and I gave you remember this and remember that, to put them down and raise ourselves up. And by that we invalidate, we invalidate our good deeds.
Allah says lactobacilli losada quality control manual as I do not invalidate your good deeds, by men and other by reminding others of your favors and hurting them, you give the poor person something and then you insult him or say I am better than you I am this and I am that that has invalidated the reward of your setup ah.
So let your heart rest with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And then at the end of his dua, he says
I'm in need
and that's the third part of his alayhis salaam, expressing his need before Allah Subhana
that you are in need. But this is not for you to inform Allah This is for you to humble yourself before a line admit your weakness. So when you make a do try to include in these three elements asking Allah by his names and appropriate attributes. Second of all, attributing all good to Allah subhanho wa Taala third of all, admitting your weakness and your need. That's
as he had relieved the pain
of those strangers. Allah subhanho wa Taala was soon to relieve his pain and give him refuge
to their home at home. She honestly here in pilot in Abuja, Okay ladies, gentlemen.
So one of those two women that he had helped,
came to him for the home. And she is walking, I listed here with shyness.
And he says first he says, I listed here on China's as if she had a quiet side of China's so much so that had become a vehicle for her. Meaning she's completely shy.
She is completely shy walking to a strange man.
A man that is she does not know. But more importantly a man who is not her father, not her son, not her brother. He's not in the home, and maybe walking to him and talking to him that was difficult for her to do.
So that's why when she was walking, she was walking with this extreme higher, extreme shyness.
And when she came to deliver the message from her father, they said it's like a telegram she reported exactly what she needed to say and nothing more in the EU Kenya Zika drama sulfate, Elena, that's it. That's the only thing she said. My father is calling you to reward you for the good that you have done to us. That's it. That's the only thing she said.
And they say about her. Notice her demeanor. Notice her manners notice her speech. That is an example of a woman.
Though she is outside she has to go outside to work.
But first of all, when she explained to Moosa, she offered an excuse why she is out. My father is an old man. He cannot take care of us. We need to take care of him. Second of all, her interaction she's outside, she's interacting with men. She keeps her distance.
They were holding their flock back they will not fighting with the men over the water. She kept her distance, even if she were late.
Even if she were late and they said they used to come home every day late because they had to wait for everyone to finish before they could water their flocks.
Even though she kept her distance. And thirdly, her manners were not affected.
She did not become a manly woman. She did not lift this curtain of higher, but she kept it at all times.
So when Musa alayhis salaam responded,
and he went with her
and he met the father Philip majah, who was Sally Hill, causal soccer let me know
when he came to him
And told him the story of what happened with him. He says do not be afraid, you have survived or you are safe
from the aggressors.
Why did Allah subhana wa alesund move most over there?
Musa alayhis salam let us remind ourselves he grew up in the code of Pharaoh
intimately aware of who full or full Pharaoh is and accustomed to a type of life, we can assume it's a comfortable life.
And yet Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted something special to happen to move Sally's center, he did not want him to stay in the same state in the same town
with the same experience, so he had put in his place a great obstacle a person died accidentally on the hand of Musa alayhis salaam Musa has to escape his life and to run away and leave everything that he knew and take refuge in a place as we will see inshallah.
Taking care of flocks, sheep,
a difficult life, a rough life he is not used to.
And the question here was this because Allah subhanho wa Taala disliked Moosa or wanted to punish Musa
this because Allah subhana wa Taala wanted to train Musa alayhis salam,
to bring him up, and to make him a better person and to do so obstacles must be in his way, must be put in his way he must survive, overcome and learn and come back to Egypt. alayhis salam, a prophet of Allah Moosa, who can
take the children of Venezuela in from darkness into light and save them from their enemy.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Mammon, Libyan indelicato Allah when
there was no prophet except that he heard the cheap,
there was no prophet of Allah except that he heard the cheap.
And Musa alayhis salaam here was not an exception.
A lot to come to that place, put him in this position. And maybe if he was less grateful, more like a lot of us, he would say to himself, what did I do to deserve this after being in the quote of Pharaoh, now I'm responsible for sheep, and for how many years, 10 years, 10 years.
But since he was grateful to Allah subhana wa Taala, he must have understood there is something behind this. And Allah was training him, as Allah trains every prophet through taking care of sheep, so that they know how to take care of people. It's a training
when you take care of the sheep, and know that they have different qualities, different personalities, when you take care of them and know that this fight what they want, you have to take them and lead them to where they're what a good what they where they are good lies.
You have to know when to be firm, and when to be soft. All of this is training that musalla is needed.
training that he needed in that environment, living that tough life. And only then could Musa alayhis salam come back.
And so when Allah subhana wa Taala chooses to put an obstacle in your place and this is probably one of the most important things that faces all of us in our lives. So when he decides to put something in your path, think
Allah says to Musa alayhis salaam wa Alaykum I have better mini when he told me, he says I have put love from me on you. So that and also so that you would be brought up under my I
will need to snap so that you would be brought up made. Under my watchful and careful eye, Allah subhana wa tada was moving from one station in life to another and he's watching him and he's putting this obstacle and that difficulty and that test on purpose. So Musa alayhis salam could be Moosa, the one that we know. And so when Allah is putting this in your way, imagine this, that Allah is watching you. Allah is capable or able analyze generous, and he's not doing this to punish you and he's not doing this because he doesn't have what you want. Allah is doing this because he wants to move you from one state to a better state. And it has been up to you
to respond like Musa alayhis salaam
and accept the training from Allah subhanho wa Taala or to rejected
If you reject it, you will lose this world. And then the Hereafter, who not only had our stuff
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Johan early wasabi
one of the daughters says quality their home a dude who in the hierarchy, Mr. Jonathan are we I mean, she says oh Father, hire him for the best one that you can hire is alcovy the strong and I mean
and this is an amazing statement coming from her because when you go to the deaf car or even outside of it to see if
they say she has summarised Rahim Allah she has summarized in that statement, the qualifications that you need for any position
for any kind of physician who and then Amana.
Cova means the ability to do the task, strength. The second is mn a trustworthiness. If you have these two qualities in any person, that he's qualified to do that specific task, a he knows how to do it. He's an expert, he's educated, or he's physically strong, whatever this test requires, he can accomplish.
But there's another good quality that you need trustworthiness. And most often, these two qualities cannot be found in one person. He could be strong, capable to perform the task, but you can trust him. Or he is good and honest, and he can be trusted. But he's very weak in that thing. To have both at the same time
is a gift.
first of all, why do they say that she knew that he was trustworthy, strong, obviously, she recognized from fetching the water and struggling with the men to get it. She recognized that he was strong. Where did this Amanda come from? Now they tell a story that they've said I just mentioned it because there's a an adverb in it. But I'll mention what I think is the stronger reason they say trustworthiness because when she came to call him and he went, he walked behind her.
And then after some time or soon after, he said no stuff let me walk ahead of you in front of you. And you direct me from behind.
So the she they say from that she recognized that he has this Amana this trustworthiness, he can be trusted with a strange single woman. He didn't just lowered his eyes, right? He didn't just lower his eyes. That's a good man or no go behind me and direct me so that there is no no shadow of a doubt in your head that I'm looking.
And the shades on cannot come to me and whisper to me Look, or glance once or twice because it could happen if even if they are the most pious person.
They said that is the reason allow them this is not reported from the prophets of Allah, Allah or send them social, we cannot be certain.
But just from looking at the Koran, we can deduce that she knew that he was I mean, because he helps strangers, strange, weak woman. And he did not ask any for anything in return.
Maybe that is why a lot.
But you see here
she suggested something to her father.
And in the Tafseer they said the most to insightful people
are this woman when she said oh god, oh Father hire him. She was very insightful because the one whom he hired is Mussolini's salon. And the other person is Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu when he passed on the hill after Ramadan hapa for the alarm.
So here's an example of an eloquent, very insightful woman that he or she in one verse has summarized for all Muslims.
The qualifications for any
for any person to fill a position can we then say afterwards, that the opinion of woman does not matter?
After all, normal firstly in go and are in front of what she says, and tres it can we say then that the woman, the opinion of woman does not matter? No. But the opening a woman does not matter because there are women.
There are plenty of men does not matter because they are men. the opinion of men and woman matters because they are slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala. She's focused, she spoke
Allah knows best because she had feared Allah subhana wa tada and so she had knowledge. That's what we value. We don't separate into genders and say, Well you have to listen to women we have to listen to what you have to listen to the pious be they men or women, as long as they are close to Allah subhana wa tada know what they're talking about.
Then very briefly,
the man the father says color in the odd one only hacker headed Natalia teen Juanita mania. He says I want to wet you to one of these two what two daughters of mine in exchange for you serving me that I hire you for eight years that meant ashram in India. And if you complete 10 then this is from you. Well, we're already doing a shopaholic and I do not want to put burden upon you. So that you don't need insha Allah who minimus in, in sha Allah you will find me of those who are
good to others have SN and excellence towards others.
What is the father do here he had offered his daughter to Mousavi Salah.
And that is an abandoned center.
That is an abandoned sooner, I won't say forgotten sooner, because even if we know about it, hardly anyone would practice it that you see a good man.
And what did Musa alayhis salam have at that time? Did he have any money was worth any family around him probably had the clothes on his back. And that is was it has just fled from his land. In today's language. He's an immigrant was just landed in a new town. Nothing had nothing. And this father adopted him into his family and gave him everything.
And because he was willing to do this because he was more
worried about his daughter and her future rather than about what men or women or people would say he took this step.
The same thing that
the Allahu anhu did when his when his daughter have saw he went and asked Abu Bakr Do you want to marry her? He went and asked us man Do you want to marry her?
Until the prophets of Allah it was sent him expressed interest in her and he married.
So he was active, while the Allahu
Allah and looking for a husband for his daughter. He didn't let traditions that are an Islamic stand in his way. What will people say if I go and offer that person my daughter? His daughter is cheap. No one is coming and proposing. He wants to get rid of her. What will they say? What if he says no? Yes, you can say no. But what are you worried about? Most? Are you worried about what people will say? Or you more or are you more worried about finding a husband for your daughter who will take her to paradise and in this life, you would be merciful and just with her. If that father did not take that step Moosa would not be Willow Adam,
her husband, part of his family, to spend time with them for 10 years, it would not be like that.
So if you are worried more about your daughter or about your family, you have to take this step. Sometimes, if you find a good man, invest in him, take him into your family.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala will take care of you.
And let us also look at that family very quickly.
This is a blended family.
The two daughters are taking care of their old man
going out to work every day to take care of him. When she speaks to him, she says, Yeah, Betty, as if she's calling someone who's far. And they say this is to exalt her status.
She's next to him. She doesn't have to see it, but to exalt his status as if he is way above her. And she's way beneath him. She says, yeah.
And when she gives advice, what is what does he do? He doesn't scream at her, he listens. Which means that she is accustomed to give an advice to her father, and he's accustomed to listen. And that way, you make it easy for your children to listen to you and to be good to you when you're good to them. And you make it easy for your parents to be good to you and you're good to them. But to do the opposite. You're also to them, You're horrible to them. But then you complain about how they are to you. Make it easy for your children to be good to you by being good. By listening.
And the same thing be make it easy for your parents to be good to you by being good to them.
And then he takes the final step and he says I want you to marry one of these two. He didn't say the oldest by the way.
Right. He's a married the oldest, if not the oldest, no one gets married in this family, right? He says one of them. It is the he didn't want to choose. He does not know what Moosa wants but he did not want to choose. And again, traditions that have seeped into our lives that are not Islamic, allowed his profits a lot he was and did not say the first and if not the first gets married, nobody gets married in the family.
I don't think that the first ones to be one responsible for depriving her younger sister from getting married, nor would the younger sister want to blame the oldest and saying because of you, I did not get married.
What moved them was Islam, what moved them was obedience of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And they got musala his Salah,
he became their son in law.
And finally, inshallah we say,
let's take from this that as long as you're on Allah side, Allah will take care of you. She was shy,
and her shyness earned her musante Salah.
So this should go against what some people say.
If you are too reserved, too modest, how will you get a husband? How will you get a wife?
If you don't talk to men, if you don't get to know him? How will you get a wife? How will you get a husband, you won't get married.
And it's as if we are saying here if you obey Allah, then you will be short handed. But if you err on the side of the shaitaan, and you've listened to him a little bit more than the shaitaan will take care of you. It's as if we're saying that. Now let's reverse that. If you listen to Allah subhana wa delaune and you are on his side, the one who takes care of you is Allah.
And if you are on the fun side, the one who will take care of you is the one.
So which one do you want?
Which one do you want. So obey Allah and put your trust in Him and then be content with his choices, and know that they are best better than your own choices. And again, remember how she was she?
Could she have gotten Musa alayhis salam if she was not
so extreme, she was so extremely reserved that Allah subhanaw taala gave her the best human on the face of that Earth at that time. And I'd like to do the same for you he could do the same for your daughter and your son. Just believe in.
So we ask Allah Subhana Allah, the Most High the most exalted, to make us of those who understand the Quran and read it and follow it. Allah make us of those who understand the Quran and read it and follow it. Allah make us of those who understand the Koran and read it and follow it. Allah make the whole on the leader in our lives, while I make the whole band mm in our lives. Allah make the whole on the amendment Our lives are law do not make us of those who abandon the Koran, a lot do not make do not make us of those who abandon the whole on either a reading or an understanding or an application or law we asked you for all the good in this life and in the Hereafter. And we seek your
refuge from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. While we ask you for all the good that we know and that which we do not know about, and we seek your protection from all evil that which we know and that which we do not know about. While we asked you that you forgive all of our sins, and the sins of the rest of the Muslims, while law forgive all of our sins and the sins of the rest of the Muslims, or law relieve all of our pain and hardship and that of the Muslims, Allah Unitas upon the truth and your book and the signal your messenger similar love us in them. Now Allah give us victory against your enemy and our enemy or ally give us victory against our enemy and your enemy.
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