Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Tafsir Surat Luqman ayahs 16-19
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with the first or after the first advice given by local mentor his son.
And that advice was
the most important advice that someone can give anyone else. Yeah, when are you?
And in fact, I mean, what if you think of any parent, and it's so this is sort of look, man, I'm talking now about just as a recap, just as a reminder is 13.
So, if you think of the teacher, any, any parent, actually any parent, as a teacher,
as a dad?
What should any Daya begin with in their dialogue? What's the first point of contact, the most important subject that he should confirm? convey? and discuss? What is it? It's still hate, right? As a teacher, also someone who's about to teach someone
from the beginning, what is the most important subject that they should stress and emphasize, and make sure that this person understands and then when that happens, they move on to other subsidiary secondary, even though they are important, but compared to the hate, they are secondary. So as a teacher, also, you begin with, okay, so if you think of the parent as
we think about it, a parent is a color to Islam, right?
And each parent, in fact, each one of us is a diet, even foods not exclusive to our verbal data that you're making. You're making power through your actions and through your lifestyle and models and choices. Giving
your time chakli entice someone by what you're doing, to do something like you
just by your own choices. So a parent as a dad, the first thing that they should start with is that the concept of terrain and we'll see now Look man, further discusses to hate what he does. And what he does something that occurred to me that look man doesn't simply say why the law or established or hidden Allah subhanho data, but he says not to should it be law, do not commit [???]can a loss of power data meaning not even the smallest type of ship, because a person can have a man
can have to hate and shook at the same time but not a complete more complete more than men but they can have to emancipate and [???]ter
as Allah subhanaw taala describes some people in the Quran will not human work through Milla Illa whoosh recon you know most of them do not believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala except as also having shook at the same time
Do you know how that's the case? They believe that Allah is the Creator of this ad they have EMA
Allah is the Sustainer they have email but when do you want to worship Allah subhana wa tada they may think that someone else should or could be worshipped with Allah so this is ship
so we can have a humanity okay but also ship at the same time. So when humans is allowed to Shrek Believe me is not any type of shirt and even the smallest ship yes yes you should commit avoid all of it.
See the prophets of Allah sent him says in the Hadith woman hate to come and go which Danny Boy if I could beaten you to do something avoided All
right, because it will not Allah subhana wa tada was prophets Ali Salim command you to do something you make do it but you may reach a point where you're unable to.
So the prophets Allah says in that Hadith mama to compete, to win who must apothem what I command you to do, do as much of it as you can, but woman how to command what I permitted you to do each tenable, avoided completely. See the difference between the two? You see,
that if a policy has written something or last forbidden something you avoid that completely, you don't need it at all, as a command you to do something, some of it Some of it may be beyond your own ability.
So the Prophet Allah subhanaw taala was prophets always in them does not tasked you with doing everything even though it is beyond your ability, but to hold on, you should be able to avoid it all. If you make a mistake, then you come back to ask for attendance. So when he says not to
biller means that there is no excuse to commit any type of ship avoided all and by that you establish a pure
that your relationship with the last panel data will be strong.
Then we said that our last panel our data here brings something about the parents and how we should observe our duties towards them. And we discussed that. Then we come back to what a man says to his son in Isaiah 16
yagoona Yeah, this is still connected to the idea when he
What is he up when he I mean, my, my son, my young son, yeah, voonik. diminutive. Yeah punia my young son, my beloved son
in her intercom is called a habit even harder if it is the weight of a mustard seed so have the lyza mustard have met him in hospital a mustard seed Have you seen a mustard seed smaller tis
with quite a bit in the weight of a mustard seed. Feather can see Sahara. So this mustard seed, or the thing that is equivalent to it will be inside a stone. And he completely wrapped by that stone, you can't see it. So this small mustard seed is deep, very deep inside the stone
is semi white, or this mustard seed isn't the heavens, the skies
on Earth. Yeah, TB Allah, Allah will bring it.
So look, man is giving his son
a lesson into hate.
Not here he only simply saying Allah knows everything, sees everything, here's everything alive, it won't be around.
That's important. But what is lokman doing here?
He's giving his child, his son, example.
An image, a parable. It's not only useful for those who are young, it's also useful for everybody to actually start imagining how is Allah all knowing, all powerful, to what extent.
So here, this example makes it concrete, giving you taste a lot, the ability extends even beyond that, to what is even smaller than the mustard seed. Right. But he wants him to concentrate on things that he knows this is the for a child or any one of us a mustard seed that among the smallest thing that he can observe with your own eyes.
So he is telling him now notice how great Allah is, and how deep and penetrating his knowledge is, you take this mustard seed,
and you put it inside a stone,
no one will know about it, except the person who put it there. No one will ever know about it. How will you find out that that mustard seed is inside that stone?
Your eyes cannot see it. There's no other sense of yours that we'll be able to detect that there is something inside that stone.
He wants to tell him that the power of Allah extends beyond anything that you can imagine anything that you possess. Right? Can you know, if it's inside a stone? Do you know what's inside? Until you open a DNR?
No, absolutely not. So there is one example it has given him think about it, and how much Allah knows, compared to what you know, you look at this thing,
a stone, right? a living being. And the only thing that you see is what your eyes allow you to see what your hands allows you to touch a saying deep inside all of this. And you can think about it right now, when they discovered the atoms, right? And the cells and what's even you know, when you break an atom and protons and electrons and all of that, that is not visible right? to the naked eye. So Allah subhanho data is telling you here like whatever you can see there is something deeper and smaller there. Only Allah knows about it, and you don't know about it.
But for you, this is the smallest thing.
They saying if it is even as small as a mustard seed and in fact smaller than that, what is it that I was talking about in the intercom? If it were to be what is this thing
doesn't tell us
but you can think whether it's a good deed
or a bad deed or something lost.
There is if it is a sin
and you've forgotten about this sin or you think about others have forgotten about this sin, but if this sin would be inside a stone a lot more
knows about it and will bring it.
Even sometimes you can take the other side, if it's a good deed, you've done a good deed, no one knows about it.
Got lost, no one remembers it.
Maybe you're the only person who remembers it.
Or maybe you even forgot about it. So it's like really like a mustard seed inside a stone, no one can see it.
Even you cannot see it.
Get on the Day of Judgment. Allah says ETB Allah, Allah will bring it.
So whether you've done something good
for me, yeah, man with Father.
If you do the weight of an end, you'll see a good result for it, or a good payment for it. And if you do the opposite of evil, even though even and also you'll see the ill consequence of that. So even if it's forgotten, whatever it is, Allah subhana wa tada knows about it, then he gives you the other example of is similar to Philip, which is more extreme than it being inside a rock.
Imagine a mustard seed imagine somebody takes a mustard seed, and said, I'm going to hide it on the in this earth. Go and find it.
Where would you look?
Can you imagine?
Can you imagine? Can you imagine? Okay, so, take a mustard seed. I say I'm going to hide it, go and find it. Where would you look? The sea? this continent, that continent, the mountains inside and out? Where would you? How would you find it? Is the RTB Allah bring it.
So Allah xpower Eid is way beyond what you can imagine to Panama. And now even more extreme than that, because this earth is big. But what is this earth compared to this entire universe and galaxy and beyond? Because what is it? What is observable is this bluest sky? Everything that we observe and we see this first guy take the second and third and fourth and what on and take a mustard seed and just throw it anywhere in this vast universe?
How would you be able to find it?
Yet Allah briggen Yeah, TV Hello.
Like this earth in our universe looks like a mustard seed. By the way, this earth everything's in it. And in this gallon looks like a mustard seed very, very tiny and small. So if he takes that mustard seed inside and put it on this earth, imagine how small artists
and he had a loss of panel data can bring everything and resurrect everybody as he was in this slide. On the Day of Judgment though, the bones have decayed in the body and the flesh has decayed and all of this have mixed with this earth and yet along with our brains it
so he's telling his son think and contemplate so there's a difference between saying a lot is great allies or knowledgeable allies all powerful and giving an example parable to find it abundant in the Quran and the center of the profits of a lot he will send them examples to make what is abstract concrete, what is distant, close, when my may be incomprehensible, more comprehensible. So yeah, TV, Allah, Allah will bring it so when a person sits and thinks about it, he surrenders to the will of Allah to his power and mercy and Rama.
And also that fills him with hope and fear, fear that if I've done anything, I will see it on the Day of Judgment. So if it's bad,
I will see it. It doesn't does not escape a law. If it's a piece of injustice, for those who are oppressed.
Someone has wronged you insulted you, and you feel that that person you know has gone unpunished. So yeah, TV Allah, Allah will bring it so there's no despair. Right? And there is no loss of hope Allah will take care of the TTB Allah in a lot of different severe. This is the two names of Allah subhana wa tada that he attached to this description, Latif and Kabir.
Kabir is knowing,
well aware of what is there and what is not where everything is. So this is Javier Latif that he brings the things that he brings, in several ways in intimate ways that you're not aware of.
Right, this is a lot of Allah subhana wa Tada. So Allah subhanho wa Taala may bring his knowledge is very intimate.
Lahti his knowledge First of all, that's one aspect of
his knowledge is very intimate
are very small things that are not visible to us a lot is aware of them. And when a lot wants things to happen, they happen sometimes without you noticing them. This is another aspect of Allah. So he brings you joy over brings you assistance from ways you do not observe or understand this is the look of Allah. And he brings sometimes punishment to those who deserve it in ways that there's a lot in them that they do not notice it.
But that is a laws, extreme knowledge, right? When I'm saying extremely shallow, because it's way beyond what we know, and observe and understand. But this is a loss of handle with that. So this one of the things in shallow that this teaches us about teaching to hate and learning about the hate is that attach your understanding of who Allah is to his names and attributes, and understand that a smell suffer.
And also the examples that Allah sets into hold on is the more that you understand these examples and parables The more that you appreciate a less power.
But truly, truly think about it, then you will understand and appreciate that Okay, the last panel with that and the power of Allah and the mercy of Allah. So these examples are there for a reason. So you have to stop and think about it. Right.
After this command of the heat, an explanation about a lost power, he moves to further advice. Now this advice is about a bother and worship and what you're supposed to do javaone again and notice.
it proceeds it's proceeded also with the abalone to bring right his attention to what is being said and to emphasize it. Oh, my young boy, my young son, my young child, Optimus Tada.
So the first commandment in worship, a famous Sadat established the Sunnah. Then he says, well, mobile Marvel command and righteousness went hand in Lucca, for big, wickedness evil was where Allah Saba can be patient with what is going to happen to you, in a valley can mean as much or more this is indeed, of the most important and lofty and noble matters.
If you consider here, this progression optimist,
and then the second one, don't Marvin, Marvin hanumangarh will just talk to speak about them as one was with Alan masaba. So perform the sedan, under normal condition, and in mooncup, good and evil and in patience, right, that's a progression that you will find in another surah is famous, everybody knows it's worth the last
the world also will have tea. This is demanding the good and forbidding evil what there was all this debris, this is patience
is the same prescription 123. And here, it's the same prescription 123.
And if there's some kind of law using, you know, within quotation, there's logic behind it, there's reason behind it. Because the first command is for you to complete yourself.
The second command is for you to complete others around you, your society, your environment and your context. And then the third command is you're going to face some resistance.
So you must have patience. 123. So the first command is take care of yourself. Because how can you fix your society? If you are not? Well, you're yourself? How can you give advice? If you yourself are not following that advice? How can you reform anything if you yourself internally and externally are not reformed? You won't have the power. You won't have the wisdom.
You won't have the ability, the insight, the patience, that is not going to happen. And you're not going to be a model.
Like typically, typically, are people going to take anything from you if you see that you are contradicting your own advice.
Does that work? They don't take that from you. Although By the way, if your advice is valid, they have to accept your advice even if you contradicted
even if you contradict it because what if you're if you're giving them advice from the Quran and Sunnah. You say? Yes, I may violate what I'm telling you. But I'm not telling you to follow me. Who am I telling you to follow
along follow his profits of a lot. He said them even if I fail sometimes
So don't think for instance, if a person if somebody comes with advice, and the advice is valid, don't reject the advice, because of his example, for example, if the device advice is valid, but here we're talking about a human instinct, which is that if I see you, especially if you're giving Dawa, and here if you're a parent, this is significant. If a person see you contradicting your own advice, they're not going to take that advice seriously.
And, you know, and more than that, who is the person who's supposed to benefit the first from this knowledge?
You should benefit you. Because you know it. So how can you share with them? Oh, you shouldn't do this. And you're the one who's doing it. You should do this, and you're not doing it. That's why the first command up theme is complete yourself. And he brought here with him alive right here. The most important physical command which is the command will
on the last panel TED talks about
he doesn't say Sonora. What do you say? A famous, a famous Salah. What is this a comma to solder. If you're going to make a form of something, you're going to build it you're going to lift it, raise it, okay? If you if I'm gonna, if I said karma fula history
is karma to Salah is for you to raise the soleus as if you're building something.
So it's a construction. It's not just going and praying. There's a construction taking place. From the moment you're making mobile and you have an intention for it. Imagine it as a building.
You're getting ready for it. What are you saying Allahu Akbar? Tell us salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah you heart but you have a building and these are the walls of that building. And everything that is inside you're constructing something, relationship between you and a loss of Hannah what to Hannah, famous for that so that as well as you build it.
You know, it's better you in your email will be the better your relationship with Allah will be your communication with a loss of power data will be better your patients will be better, the rest of your data will be better your email will be better if you take care of this.
That's why what are what are the first thing that our last panel without is going to ask people about in terms of their worship on the day of judgment? What is it? It is there?
Okay, so if it is, well if it's performed, well, then what comes after is likely to be well as well and if it's deficient,
what comes after is also likely to be deficient. That's what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said.
So if you take care of it, is the loss of Hannah what to add in an infection a woman can only be clear
so that is two things.
Among the other things that it does but two main things dinner, God forbid you from doing evil will stand between you and doing evil. And we'll let it go like bar will bring you to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala, which is the highest function of that solid. That's why well adekola aquadome in a sheet. And it this is the greatest mission of Asana is what
reminds you of Allah brings you close to him. And if you really perform it well, five times
with the additional centers, but let's at least say five times. That means that you have connected yourself to a loss of Hanna what's added five times a day and spoken to him five times a day and listened to him five times a day and make five times a day.
So the rest of the day is likely to be healthy and you're likely to be close to the last panel Dallas, you built up your cellar, you built up your email you built up the rest of your day, then any following command from Allah subhanho wa Taala will likely be received with commitment with more commitment.
So if the Kama Sutra is this most important to worship and through which you complete yourself,
then what is your next step? Number will Marvel fan a anime?
Why is that important? And he gave it to him a year as a command.
And we understand from the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that it is indeed a command that is indeed an obligation and emoticon animal.
Because if you don't spend spread righteousness, what spreads this what what else will spread
bad things right? corruption will spread. If you
fight corruption or disbelief, or disobedience of Allah Subhana, WA Tada, it will invade you, it will affect you.
So you have to resist it. And it's not enough to resist it internally, or with your own self.
That's enough, when at times when when there's extreme hardship, and you cannot fix your society, and the society is so corrupt, and you're afraid that they're going to harm you, then you turn your attention only to yourself when you save yourself, because you can save your society. But that's an extreme, that's the exception. What normally should be the case is that when you want to save yourself, you're, you know, you cannot be fully saved
until you save others around you. Otherwise, if you're not making doubt to them, they're making
to you, if you're not inviting them, they are inviting you, everybody by By the way, everybody that's the case, if you're not talking to them about something that loves you just wait and listen, they're going to be talking to you about something that alight.
If you're not exhibiting the right behavior, they are exhibiting the wrong behavior. If you're not speaking about our last panel with the elders speaking about the chiffon tea, so you either advisory be invited call to Allah would be called to someone other than Allah, you either fix society. So it goes closer to allow the going to corrupt society. So it moves away from the last panel. So you cannot live without that honorable model Fernando,
commanding what is good and forbidding what is evil, of course, it has to be done with wisdom.
Right? It has to be done with wisdom, and in ways that can assure beam the law to the best of your ability that this person is going to listen to you. And not going to rebel because of the way or because of the way or the time and space where we have given them this data. So you have to pick the best of ways. But at the same time,
don't be afraid. That's why he says was rather masaba. Don't be afraid. Because if you're going to change something, you will meet up with resistance.
If you tell if you say to someone, brother or sister This is wrong,
some will take it from you.
But some won't.
And some will be very upset.
Like and the more serious the mistake that they're doing. And if they are really used to it, and they are in love with it, the greater their resistance is.
And when you see the biography of the prophets of Allah, Allahu wa Salatu was Salam. And you will see how much they will resist it in harm's way you say you need this patience, what's the bit, Mr. saavik, because it will come.
So you want to follow the path of the prophets of Allah, and the path of wisdom. You cannot do it without speaking the truth.
telling people what is right and what is wrong, you can just keep it to yourself, and expect that society is going to be fine, and that you're going to be fine.
If your surroundings are corrupt, that corruption will find itself to you and to your family. So you have to push against this corruption and resistance. Otherwise, it will attack you. And you must have patience.
Must Have patience.
Sometimes we may say, Well, wisdom is in leaving commending the good and forbidding evil.
Because no one will harass you.
You'll be everybody's friend.
Everybody's friend, everybody will like you.
Any they asked one of the one of the setup.
What they were talking about a third person?
And he was asking him, he says How? How is he with his neighbors?
How was he with his neighbors?
They said they all liked him.
He said then he's not a good person.
Isn't that the intention here is not you know go and, you know, make enemies of everybody that you know what he's saying to them that if he's actually a good person speaking the truth all the time, there'll be some people who dislike him.
And especially the people that he owes most to are his neighbors and people that are close to him is he's always reminding them what is good and what is bad. Some people will dislike him. So if your aim is for everybody to like you means that you're not going to any say anything to upset them.
But then there's a lot of you that
if all the time right you see something wrong and you let it go and you let it go.
You let it go. They're happy with you now, but I was not happy with you. Again, I'm not saying that go and intentionally make everybody upset because somebody understand it like that. I'm just going to make this person angry and that person angry and that and then that hostility all of it is a sign that Allah loves me. Not necessarily a lot does not tell you go make everybody upset and angry. And that's a sign of my law, he just tells you speak the truth, or they're either superior or be Kevin Hekmati, or more. So you call to the path of Allah with wisdom. So you need that wisdom,
and gentle reminders, but reminders, nonetheless, no way the husband or the thing that's going to move their hearts. But then even when you do that, some people will be upset with you, they're upset, mother be upset. But you can't have someone Love you all the time. And like you all the time and approve of everything that you say, then what is the number one mobile phone and muka
and then that becomes normal. By that corruption becomes normal. And that's not wisdom. Because eventually it turns against you, and attacks your own email. And it corrupts your own life and your own family. So again, if you're not pushing, someone is pushing you.
So we say Can milewski complete yourself, complete the others around you and be patient.
And the prophets of Allah He says them right? In that Hadith brought a threat from Allah subhana wa to Allah.
He said, The meaning of which that
day, he says, either you're going to commend the good and forbid evil or Allah will send a punishment from him upon you, that he will not take away until you go back to your religion.
So Islam is built on commending good and forbidding evil,
good to hire all matino correctly, then what
are the best nation, there's people that were brought out to humanity?
And how and
that's your characteristic that you're speaking the truth to everybody. You're telling them what is wrong, and you're telling them what is right. That's what makes you distinct, that will make you the best of humanity. Because he brings a last message. This is what the prophets of Allah all of them did an hour for Nana Mancha, when you don't do it. You have not not fulfilled your message as inheritors of the prophets of Allah, Allah us Allah, and as and as righteous people and as people who are seeking and pursuing wisdom, in a radical mean as we move these things.
Number one, and Ivanka and a sub mean as we know more what is as we know more mean, as his determination, as more and more our marriage that need determination, and anything needing determination, patience, is of the best of matters, the best of actions. So is it a loss of power without when he says that he can mean as mean or more, these are the best of actions.
These are the best of goals that you could have your karma to Salah, speaking to others about the truth, and being patient with it. This is if you do this, this is the best that you can achieve.
So as again, we said as in sort of the last and it's reported that a Shafi Rahim Allah He said if surah that also is the only thing that was revealed to humanity, it would be enough for them because it has in it, the essence and the basis of everything else.
Everything else so here it has been the essence and the basis of everything else. You do what Allah had asked you to do, especially the most important and fundamental of his commands, you spread that to others and you'd be patient with this dour until we meet Allah subhana wa tada that will take it to the highest level of Eman and duck wa in this life and then the next, then he moves
with his son to a flat
inner inner matters and outer matters, inner matters that convey or reflect a flaw in our understanding and beliefs and outer mirrors and manners that compliment right, the dignity and the wisdom that we should have. So in the next area which is 18
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Two images love to saw the heaviness.
they say to
say that there's the camels
I have a disease.
And that disease, which is to spiral head over, this comes from their neck is twisted, and they can move it, their neck is twisted, and you will just see the side of their face.
Okay, so the neck is twisted, they can't move it and you only see the side of their face. So when he's saying now to say what I have to say, I've had beckoning us, don't do this to people.
I don't give them the side of your face.
As like these camels. What does that mean? What is this image convey? What is it supposed to convey?
Ignore you're ignoring them. And there's also that, given this arrogance, so that image is an image of arrogance, which is interesting, because that camel has a disease makes them behave in this way, right? So visually, right? That that candle has a disease, this human who does it has a disease, that candle may not be able to treat this disease, but this person can, but he doesn't. So this camera looks a sight. And the person right when he's talking to these people, visually, right, when the soul is given this image, it looks the same, he thinks he's better. And you do that, when you think that everybody else is beneath you, and you're better than them more knowledgeable, you are
richer, whatever it is, you're better than them. So physically, you may do this. But even if you don't do it physically, but internally, you have that feeling, that's all sorts of sterile.
You speak into people with arrogance, you're proud.
This is don't do that.
And interestingly, is
a person who does that they think that they are better than everybody else,
then we can bear. The arrogant person thinks that they are better than anyone else. So they behave like that and in similar fashions to show or as a reflection that I am better than everybody else.
Now, when others see this, do they think that he's better than they are? Do they like him?
So the effect of all of this is that he tries to elevate and raise himself above everybody else. But in reality, what is he doing? is bringing ever himself lower than everybody else, sir, than gaining their love and the respect, he gains their hate and contempt. Or look at this person. Look how arrogant he is.
Somehow, even when a person is not arrogant, but people just associate certain things with arrogance, look at his car. Just an assumption. Sometimes it's the wrong assumption, the person has no keyboard, but just because the car really is the car of the rich, if they see that they look with contempt, or look at
look at that. We're just reading you know, right now one person in a particular country
in a particular country, so he has a wedding for his daughter.
And that wedding is costly. It was an India so the wedding had cost I don't know how many millions, millions, I think dollars, millions of dollars.
They say at a time, right? When there's a cash crisis in India. So you got when you want a few because of what the government is doing. If you want to get cash, new currency, you have to stand in line for hours just to get cash to exchange the old money with the new money. This is at a time when there is so much suffering going on. He was spent millions of dollars on a wedding, puppy that people were flown in from overseas. And that's not typical for a country like that country. So he did this for what to get what
he's showing, see how much I have? What did this bring him?
This arrogance, would it bring him praise? People hate him.
People and now we don't know what his reaction is. But now he has to go and defend himself. He has to hide his face.
So you tend to lift yourself up with that type of behavior, that type of spending, that sort of arrogance and it brings you down because people hate it in their nature. People hate it. Who do they love?
The humble tomato. So here you know, it's kind of like he's telling you by implication Don't be arrogant be have to walk. Because people love that. And if you have the water, they will lift you up.
If you sit with them, and you talk to them and you're very humble, and you know, very kind people appreciate it and they will lift you up. They'll carry on their shoulders. But if you're the opposite, no, they will look at you with contempt and criticize you. Right? So notice I've had the carry nurse that's on me one image what happened she fell out of the
Don't walk on this earth with arrogance, Maharishi that will follow extreme happiness, but it's create happiness with this dunya. And you're still right, and what you have. So imagine somebody walking on this earth, and he's really happy, not happy for the right reasons, for the very wrong reasons how much money he has, how better he is, than anybody else, this is less than she took out of the model.
That's not how you're supposed to behave. That's not how it's not how you're supposed to look. That's not how you're supposed to feel why in a law, you have broken them down into four a law does not love this. The person who is more arrogant in himself, for whole boastful over others.
So in himself, so you can be mortal, and yourself, but you don't say anything about it. But you believe that you're better than everybody else, or you can add to it, or I am better than you. He knows he feels it, and I am better. I'm nothing you know that I am also better than you. So Allah Subhana Allah does not like
saying the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in the lower
part of the world is.
Don't be boastful. Don't say I am better than you. And typically the reasons why you would say you're better than someone else are, what worldly reasons.
I'm richer than you. So I'm better than you.
What's happened to karma?
So I'm better than all of you. It is better than all of you. And this money I like gave it to me, and I deserve it.
In the multi tool, I brought it to myself, it's not anyone's favor. It's my I earned it.
And he was so boastful. The last panel data destroyed him. So a lot. There's not like any type of arrogance. This is this facade that we have. Or I speak this language, I'm better than you.
Not in the sight of a lot of those in your own site. I based on our own ignorance, yeah, you may think, but not in the last site. And the wise when they look, they know that you're not better, or skin. Because of this skin shade is not even sometimes black and white, is shades of whiteness, and say shades of blackness, right shades on a shade lighter and better than, you know, analysts say
I was born here and you were born there, I would better than you not on the left side, this is the judgment of Jay Z. And this is the faculty that a lot does not love.
So it does not matter what you possess and what you are. If you have this, Allah does not love it from you, and does not love you because of it. A lot of law you have broken them down into who. So instead of being boastful that be humble, be humble in your attitude, that that's what Allah loves. And if you know your own reality, you'll never put yourself above anybody else.
Why? Simple, you know about all of your shortcomings and sins, right?
You don't know about the other person. Allah has hidden that from you.
So when you compare your own sense, to what you know about the other person who has more sense,
typically talking about Muslims, are
you comparing yourself to someone else or someone else? You know about all of your sins? and some even forgotten about? But when it comes to him, do you know about most of them are covered? conceal. So who's more sinful?
Do more sinful?
Don't say no. But you know, but you know, maybe as a lot and I don't know about it. Subhana Allah, he may have also a lot of good deeds that are hidden, that you don't know about. And people surprise you. You talk to someone right? And you think sir Pamela, he's not that religious. And I'm because I have this and I have that I'm wearing this and putting that automatically. I'm religious, then you sit and talk to them. And they tell you which I had this experience with someone, they sit and talk to you and they tell you how much Quran they read every day and you say whoa,
I don't do that. I don't know how they tell you how much they spent for a lunch they say they don't do that. They tell you about how much do I
write about they do? Maybe some some one person came to shake up in buzz once and that person is in a I think an army army and or maybe even a bad one. Right? And he said he was asking him questions. He says he or she or every day I say that in a lower economic order
100 times in the morning and returned to the evening and I've been doing this for so many years and the shift started and he said every day every day 100 times 100 times morning and evening, morning and evening.
And that amazed him because you don't expect it right here unexpected yes you saw when you look at this person said he's nothing I'm definitely better than he is. But when that is revealed you discover that he has what you don't have and he's doing what you don't doing.
So how can you put yourself above this person have no idea that's why a lot is not loving bid love it because you think then to yourself, you esteem what you do, you're proud of it and you don't esteem this other person. And it could be so much higher than all of us on the day of judgment and I lost sight so like hit on the bubble, Kumbaya Don't look down at anyone and a lot does not love it right. So this is an internal
that have external right reflections or manifestations, pride, arrogance, boastfulness? He says avoid all that. Then he said what 60 machico waldmann Celtic
there is external
exit fee must be moderate in your pace machine. You know machine is cost is to be moderate. The moderate in your pace. What would mean Salt Lake and lower of your voice? Can you lower your voice but he's not saying that you have to whisper all the time. He's not saying min salty. When you speak from your speech, lower your voice in Kerala, Swati the Sultan, Abdul Hameed, the most disagreeable of voices is the voice or the sound of the donkey.
What's that famous Shikha be moderate?
Because that's a sign of dignity. So he's directing his son from a young age. Okay, even when you're walking,
there's an etiquette to it.
Right. So the person who has the man right has a similar on them has an outer appearance that reflects that image should reflect that in and this is similar. The way that they dress.
The way that they talk, the way that the walk, Halloween that they taught you to dress other people has a similar on them. This similar appearance is an appearance of image and appearance of wisdom that surrounds them. That's also part of their, that is also part of their wisdom. When it's lacking, it indicates inner foolishness.
Or it can generate foolishness,
or at least in perception.
person will be perceived as foolish.
So what if you think for instance of a person who whenever he walks, he's running, whatever is needed,
and his gait right, is unbalanced. What do you think of this person? I think that he's dignified.
He's jumping here and there when he wants to move different than a person will when he takes a step he takes it right with dignity. Right?
When he's saying moderate, meaning don't walk too fast, unless of course you have to you have to catch the bus, let's say doesn't say oh, no, I can't run, go and run catch the bus. But saying your regular pace. Not too fast. And not too slow.
Which was the pace of who? Who was like that? prophets of Allah. He was enough. His closer to being fast, but it was a moderate pace.
is sometimes you think oh, if I am a dignified person, right, or vice versa, step one. A man has to walk very slowly. Right? Right, very slow, very slow. Now, I should not be alone. I saw some people who was walking like that says What is wrong with them? says like they're having duck or whatever he says, you know, that's not the tough one. Well, not Omar,
who had more taqwa. And when he took a step, he took a step. He was fair minister, fast misstep, not foolishly fast, but strong. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam his description is that he was fast when he was walking but not foolishly.
When you're coming to the Salah, you're not supposed to be too fast in your steps, or when you're driving, but walk with dignity. So even walking, has dignity to it. So that you are perceived as dignified. And that gives you also inner dignity, by the way, because if there is external foolishness, even if you're not foolish, inwardly, inside
you'll become foolish later. So how are you behaving on the outside, determines your inside.
So when you're walking, exhibit this dignity when you're walking, and also your sound your voice
Don't be loud.
Don't be loud.
You see, Pamela, some Muslims, especially among the non Muslims, and the Muslims get it from the non Muslims
very loud when they want to celebrate something, right?
shouting, you know what I'm talking about right? shouting very loud when they want to celebrate something while they're talking to other people very loud when they if somebody is there, and there's no reason to shout, but they love, they're loud all the time.
And again, that is a sign of a lack of dignity.
Especially right if you're born here and you grew up here, very susceptible to it. If you mix up with a non Muslims, it can become very loud when you're talking, expressing excitement except expressing joy, meeting your friends, how blah, blah, blah.
And there's dignity lost when you like that.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, right in the uncut Allah swatted assaulted me, if there's anything good about being loud, people would enjoy the sound and the voice of the donkey makes do that? No.
It's an unpleasant sound. And we can also take from that inshallah, if you're having a discussion
with your kids, with your wife, with your husband, don't shout, as much as you can. No, sometimes, especially with the children,
you have to, but as much as you can, don't
be that be the type of parent that does not need to shower
and raise them in a way where you don't need to shower. I noticed, I know that there are exceptions, and you need to do it sometimes. But it can't be all the time I'd recommend is a shower, every let's phrase a shower, go and eat is shouting, every time that's where they're listening to is shouting, shouting, shouting. And they get too used to that pitch of voice and command. What happens if you really want to emphasize something even more? What do you do? You start hitting?
Now, what do you do? Like, where do you go? Right? So you have to reserve that right? You have to reserve that too, for a really, really important things. Really, really important and, you know, violations by disobedience. But otherwise, don't be the type of person who's shouting all the time. And when you're having a discussion and argument with your brother, or with your sister, raising your voice doesn't make you right. Does it?
Like when the argument becomes heated? Listen to me, this is what it's supposed to be. This is the evidence here. This is why you're wrong. raising your voice doesn't make you a better or no argument, person. Whatever, right? It doesn't make you better at this argument doesn't prove your point more.
So Shekar. Again, he was discussing something with someone and that person's voice started to rise. Right to raise your voice. And he says, speak the truth and whisper.
Right? That's what's effective.
Put it this way, welcome. AKA he says, if you're saying what the truth is, it's enough for you to whisper.
But don't shout, it does not add strength to your argument.
In fact, what it could do what is what
alienates the other person who's shouting at me every time? By the way, if you have a family member like that, you know, every time we talk about something, they're shouting, I want to talk to them anymore. Because they're always shouting at me. They're not talking to me. That's an element that could be missing and how we're talking to each other. We don't talk we
just do it. Just study right. Now give the reason why I give the reward Why should they study sit with them? They see how we talk to them. And that's that's one interesting thing. See how he talked to him as an adult.
As an adult,
he told him Okay, you've heard a donkey and how a donkey is that the voice is the sounds that are making our sounds that you hate. So if you make this sound would be like him. So don't do it. You know that people hate and Allah hates those who are arrogant. So don't be like this, because it does not help you with people and does not help you with a loss of power with Allah. Don't write a chicken Allah because this is who Allah is. And this is how much he knows. And this is how observant he is of everything that you are doing and not doing. CLE is talking to him talking.
Evidence, wisdom, speak into his mind speak into his heart when you do that you don't need to
but when there is no reason behind it, and the only thing is
Just eat and drink and you're sharing commands as if you're in the army.
Then you get rebellion after some time, or just people just becoming desensitized to that voice. And those commands. So attach, right? You're what you want them to do your commands your advice, attach it to the reasons behind it, obey Allah, but we allow why. And connect them internally to Allah subhanho wa Taala, which I think is one of the things that we don't do.
One of the things that we don't do is that when you ask them to pray, when you ask them to say the truth, when you ask them to do anything that is pleasing to Allah, are we connecting them to Allah? Or are we connecting them to ourselves? Do it because I said, so. They could do it because I am here and I'm asking you to do it. Do it because this is what everybody around us is doing it rather than pray and giving them the reason why they should pray so that even when they are alone, they'll pray I
believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala not just because I'm telling you to believe in Allah but there are reasons that even if I die tomorrow, you will still believe in Allah subhana wa.
Because sooner or later they will leave you sooner or later they will decide on their own, what to do and what not what to believe in and what not. You are getting them ready for that day. Not just for the next year for that day, when they're adults on their own and they get to decide.
So his advice.
advice, if look man to his son starts from two he goes into a beta goes into law and this law in
and it is comprehensive takes you from the beginning it takes you to the end.
And it addresses the problems that we have
and even external behavior that some of us may seem trivial, but no, Islam has an etiquette right? in everything that we do.
And the more emails that you will have and the more understanding of Islam that you have your more than more of that is reflected in how you're talking and how you're addressing people and how you're walking and how you're sitting. And what you wear and what you don't wear. All of that is part of your Islam all of that is part of your etiquette and all that is part of your wisdom.
I wanted to take more areas but Shall I think this is
enough for tonight but by that inshallah we finished the advice of Look man, we will have two more pages of the surah and we'll see how Allah subhana wa tada in those pages is there again confirming elaborating on everything that we've heard before and then we'll tie it all together so I'm hoping inshallah two more meetings and inshallah we'll be finished with the sort of evening
Yeah, before in Shall I forget will inshallah This is a lecture inshallah we'll be having on Sunday, after matter of insha Allah will be about fitna so a definition of fitna and types of fitna and how to protect ourselves from it. So that'll be inshallah the discussion for this Sunday evening after
inshallah, if you're free. We'll see inshallah, if there are any questions or comments.
He had your hand Yeah.
So a question is that if you are worshipping idols, and you think that the idols are Allah, the route to Jenna, well, then that would mean that you're worshiping the idols right. So you know that Allah does not resemble anything on this earth, right? So no one can believe that these idols that are made of stone are the creator that made us right. So if a person believes that they're really not worshipping Allah, they're worshiping something else. So this is shift this is Scotland. So they have to stop and they have to worship Allah alone.
Yeah, moderate ACS.
Good question. No. Mo Salah is about to finish you're not allowed to run to catch it. But maintain that moderate pace.
So the process is rock solid. psyllium says go to Hawaii sometimes
Are you sick enough to come to it while walking, not running, walking, and you have dignity on you?
and tranquility on you, so you're not rushing. So whatever you catch, you catch and whatever you missed, you've missed. Because when you're walking, right, whatever it is, right, you hear the sound, you hear the comma, you hear the pro Mmm, I started, don't rush because that's counting as if you have started the sedan, in a sense, because you walk into the salon, you were in a sedan,
right. So you're not gonna if you're standing in, whoops, if you're standing in praying, you're supposed to stand with dignity, right? tranquility while you're standing inside out. Right. So when you're walking into Salah, and the same way, you have to exhibit the same type of tranquility and dignity. Yeah. Sharla. You have another question? Yeah.
also, you're sitting down for a seat, a shareholder, and somebody just grabs you from like a child grabs you from?
Yeah, well, I mean, I mean, he tried to gently if you can just carry them, like, take, take them from off your shoulders and just carry them, put them on the ground, if you can, or carry them with you. That's also permissible while you're praying, so both are permissible.
I mean, in case you're if you're praying alone, right, you're not following the Imam, you can just say, in your space, as long as you want until they move voluntarily, you can do that. Or if you follow the Imam try just to, you know, carry them so that you can continue.
Okay, so in a society, what do you do in a society where most of the people who established the center are the ones who are corrupt?
They believe that it's not a reality, but they believe that or it's a reality.
Yeah, that's a schizophrenic attitude, really, where you are praying, but you're corrupt at the same time. And I understand that in some Muslim societies, they find somebody praying, and they maybe even been praying in the masjid, and five times a day. But when they go outside,
less than ideal manners, right, they still don't cheat and lie. And
now, first of all, there's some sort of one in that there's some suspicion or generalization that innocence could be sinful for a person or saying that they've you've seen one or two or 10. People who are praying who are corrupt, it does not mean that everybody in the masjid is corrupt. So there is a set of one there, which is sinful. And you're suspecting that everybody who's praying is like that. And it's haram to think that of any other Muslim How about if a person is coming to the masjid? So the value that you are not have encountered some bad examples shouldn't prompt you to generalize that and say that everybody is like that. Otherwise, a person should think about it. What
if a person sees a person in my profession, or a person who's doing the things that I'm doing and starts judging me, based on what they are doing? And if a person isn't is what are the works in particular field? Or does not pray? And he knows that a person who does not pray also drinks alcohol, so he assumes that everyone who's not praying or coming to the masjid is an alcoholic? Is that fair? You should ask him he says absolutely not fair. This is why do you generalize. So this generalization and thinking the worst about these people is haha. But of course, I mean, people will come to the mistake and have a responsibility have a responsibility to not be such bad models, that
they're giving everybody a bad name. And the other people in the midst, you'd have to give them reminders as well. So part of the things that should be addressed in domestic is that when you're coming in domestic You should also lead and follow this up with what you've learned in the minister through your Son so if karma to Salah as we said we're building something,
it doesn't mean that are prayed and left if it is connected with a loss of power down and establish this connection, and then left, right to practice what I've learned. So I'm not practicing that either. I don't understand what the solder is when I have not learned anything from it. So it's not uncommon to Sala yet, because assistant and in Russia in one Wonka. In this lecture, if it does not forbid a person from fascia and monka from evil, big and small, then that sort of hasn't done its job. It was not performed right so you can tell him
This person though he comes to the masjid, and there is good in him, but he's deficient. This is, you know, weakness in his email. And there are other people have come to the masjid who are not like that. So it's just it's it's a conversation that people should have, you know, so that they stop saying this, but I've heard about that. So it's
That's a good question. So the question is, what if you have intended to do something bad and you stopped, but you stopped not because you wanted to stop something else stopped you otherwise, you would have done it right. So you give the example of someone who wanted to steal something, saw a security guard and stopped because of it. So since this person, right, he had a determined intention to steal, and actually took the steps to go ahead and steal and it's something out of his hand that stopped him, he does get the sin because of it. He does get to sin because of it. It may not be as sin equivalent to or absolutely as if he went and stole that thing. But he gets us in nonetheless.
So the fact is that he didn't steal does not mean that he has not seen because of two things. One, he had that determination in his heart and actually went out to get it. So as soon as complete in that sense. It's just something else stopped him
if he stopped on his own, because he, you know, remember the last panel of data that then counts as a good deed for him. But if he stopped because somebody else he was afraid of someone else, not a lot, and that is a bad deed.
That's what he said. That's what he said, if you're trying to do something good and something else stopped you out of your hand, write something else that you have written to as a complete good thing that you've done.