Study of Surah Yasin – Episode 20
Channel: Asim Khan
Series: Asim Khan - Study of Surah Yasin
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salatu salam wa Shara Colombia and mursaleen the Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salaam aleikum wa sallahu wa.
last lesson we ended on verse number 769. And the last part of the verse told us that in who are in law, they call
that the Quran is nothing but number one, a reminder. And number two, a clear recital. And from that we actually learned two blessings and two benefits of studying the Quran like we are doing here. And now, number one is that the Quran the study of the Koran brings clarity in your life. In times of confusion, when many things do not make sense, many things confuse you, especially in the times that we are living in. One of the ways to gain clarity in the way you look at the world and understand the world is by keeping a close connection with the Koran because Allah said it is for animal being. And when something is beaubien, not only is it clear, but it gives clarity, it gives clarity.
Secondly, what the Quran also does for the person who attaches his heart to it and studies it and keeps a close connection is that it becomes a vicar's a reminder. Now when you are living in times of temptation, trial and tribulation, pretty much like the times we live in today, then one thing you need is something which will keep on reminding you about what is right from wrong, something that will keep on telling you to be firm. And what is it that a person needs? That could do this better than anything else? It is the Quran itself. Yeah. So one of the best advices you can give yourself and those around you in order to have stability in your Eman and also to have clarity in
your mind is to have a close connection with the Quran. Always studying it always tried to learn it. And also try to share it as well. Many people when they go home today after the lesson, perhaps their wives will ask them.
You know, how was the lesson or your mother will ask you how was your lesson? And you will say yeah, it was good. And that's it. And the conversation was Hello, and your wife or your mother or your friend asked you how was the lesson? That was your opportunity to share what you learned, wasn't it? So we looked at when we were studying Dino only studying the forearm, we should always think to ourselves, okay, so I've sat here for 45 minutes, we've spoken about many things. What can I share with my mom? What could I share with my brother, my sister, my wife from what I've learned here today. And so not only would you be a better son to your mother, or a better husband, to your wife,
but also you would be giving them down. And to be honest, this is one of the first you know, obligations that we have towards our family. The law says foo and foo Sakuma le coonara. Save yourselves and your families from the fire? How are you going to save your family from the fire by educating them about Islam? Yeah, so we should bring all these things together. Number one, you read the Quran number two, you try to understand it. And number three, you try to live it. But then number four is you try to share it please write them down. Number one you recite. Number two, you try to understand which is today, which is what these lessons are all about trying to understand.
Then the responsibility on yourself after you understand to try and live it.
And then what's the fourth thing
sharing? Yeah, the fourth thing is to share it. This is how you should approach the problem with these four things when it comes to trying to live the Quran. Somebody will ask the question, but sometimes the verses are not about
Doing something or staying away from something, there are about spiritual things. Like for example, Allah will tell us
about the machinery cool, as we learned today, that one of the reasons they took idols, as date is beneath Allah was in order to pin their hopes on them was in order to hope in them for good coming in their life. Now, you may say, Well, how am I supposed to live? those teachings? Yeah, how is it? There's no, there's no do or don't in that in that verse? Well, maybe not in a practical sense. But in terms of your heart, there is an action you can take, which is what we learn, that we should not be like anything, are the polytheists, where they hope in the idols, it means that we should place our hope in no one except Allah. So when I go away from this lesson, I'm going to look into my
heart. And I'm going to ask myself, what do I really hope that in life? Where do I place my hopes? And is it myself? My ability? Is it my parents, is it you know, my boss, who is always it a lot, and you definitely will find shortcomings there and you will find in that an action plan for yourself. So you are living every part of the Quran, whether that is practically or that is spiritually, so every part of the Quran can be lived, and thereafter to share it. You know, the process that have said benda, who I'm the one who I A propagate from me, even if it's one verse, what does that mean? It means that you may not be a scholar of Islam, but there's something in Islam that you know about,
okay, here's some part do you know how to make well? Do you know what it means to believe in Allah? In a simple sense, you know, what schilke means? You know, so many things. You might not be a scholar of Islam, but you know, certain aspects of Islam, the ones that you do know, teach other people. Yeah, the parts that you do not share with other people. Therefore, you do not need to be a scholar of Islam to share Islam. Right. All you need to do is recognize the parts that you do know, and share those things. Yeah. This would be the culture amongst the Muslims that they are always sharing their religion with other people. Yeah, this is what makes us different to others as well.
They enjoy the good and they forbid the evil as the verse says, making us the greatest of all nations. So May Allah subhanaw taala make us like this when it comes to the people who read it, understand it, live it, and also try to share it so.
So first number 70. Allah says, leovera man can have a year where your head pal powder Allah carefree, so that he may warn those who are truly alive, and so that the word may be carried out against the disbelievers.
This verse is the second verse in the sixth passage of soldiers in what do we say was the sixth passage of soldiers in how do we had it up what we're taught? How do we give the last passage of soldiers?
Is of the law?
No, that was the passage before that was about the blind of the deer Jasmine.
Was this one about?
Very good to put on and arrogant? Yeah. The last passage soldier scene is about the Quran once again, and about the arrogant. And this is how soldiers in began. Allah told us that this is one corporal Shakib. And then Tenzin al Aziz Ibrahim, that this karate is coming down gradually from the one who is a supreme authority, and the one who is incredibly merciful. Now in the same way, passage number six, spoke about the foot on first, who am I love, know who she are Maria Medina. We never taught him poetry, nor does it defeat him. It is nothing but a reminder and a clear call out here. And then what comes after the verse that zeal allows is the Rahim
letendre pauma. Now there are other open warfarin, so that you may want to people whose forefathers were not warned, hence they were heedless. In the same way this verse is coming in saying, why does the Quran come down to you Leone's the Roman Kanhaiya in order that he may warn those who are truly alive? It is a review of what came in the beginning, the surah is concluding itself by reviewing itself. And to be honest, this is the way of a great teachers, isn't it? A good teacher, He will teach you things and he will then review what you were taught before from another perspective apps and he will summarize things for you as well. And this is the way of the Quran as well, many times
the end of the verse is a review of what came in other places inside the surah as well.
leovera men Kanhaiya so Allah says, Why was this Quran revealed? Here there are two interpretations the word leandre can mean in order that he may warn or in order that
It may want what is it referring to here?
In order to hit
the Quran, the Quran Yeah, yeah the pronoun in the in Lille there could refer to the processor, or it could refer to the Quran in either way, the meaning is the same. Li saying that, what is the purpose of this art? Is it to entertain people?
Is it to make people feel good about themselves? Why what's the purpose of the Quran Leone's? Yes, in order to give in that which means warning? Once they actually said when you warn you strike fear in the hearts of people. Now, basically, that's telling us that God is a serious book. Yeah, it's not a book of entertainment. It's not a book of poetry. It is a serious book with a serious message. Yeah, a lot of people, they,
they hesitate in giving a translation of the carotid all Muslims, because they feel like you know, his book is serious. This book is gonna scare them. Yeah, maybe it's not a good idea. But a lie intended it to be like that. Because people, they need to be awoken people without the Parana heedless, and therefore they need something that's going to that's going to affect them. So one of the main features of the Quran is a narrative that warns people makes them fearful. It gives threats. Yeah. And everything is tied to the wisdom and justice of Allah subhanaw taala. Again, sort of the theme came down In which year,
very good in the 10th year, which was 10 years after the process, and it has been, you know, exhausting his efforts to try and get the mccanns to accept Islam, and they are refusing what is left to tell those people except that look, I'm warning you though, if you don't listen, what's going to happen to you after you die is going to be horrific. Yeah. So it makes sense. Therefore, so sorry, I seem to focus on that aspect of the book. However, there's another aspect of the book roussillon Baba sharina moondream to give the Shah of Russia what what does that mean? It means to give Congratulations, encourage people hear positive reinforcement to say, if you do, then there are
so many rewards on offer, then there is peace and tranquility on offer for your heart there is reward in the hereafter there is a pleasure of Allah to be had. This is all about congratulating people, that has a role. And so too does warn us though, when it comes to the arrogant people. Which of the two would work better? trying to encourage them with reward? or trying to warn them?
It will be warning? Yeah, it wouldn't be WARNING This is the antidote for arrogance to warn the older man can now look at this.
Who is going to benefit from the warding men can havior the one who is alive? What does that mean?
It means that the heart of this person is alive as opposed to dead. Now in general sense what does that mean? It means a person is a decent human being. Yeah, he is connected to his fitrah the natural intuition Allah engraved inside human beings, you find people are genuine, some people are genuine out there. Yeah, there may not be Muslims yet. But if you talk to them, you interact with them. They are people who stand with the truth. They are ethical people, moral people, they are people of faith.
Those are the type of people that will listen to the warning of the poor. Yeah, but do you really know who is like that? Can you really say this person is one of those people this person is not. Yeah, the other day. One of my teachers he was talking about
the Richard Dawkins thing. You know, the militant atheist, Richard Dawkins.
He got so worked up he said.
He said, This man is going to be in the Hellfire for an eternity. I said shaking you really say that? I mean, he's not dead yet. So he said
gonna say that but you know, he's not dead yet. He goes, it's true. Maybe I'll guide him Allah guide him.
So the thing is, you can't point to someone and say this man is never gonna listen. This woman she is never going to listen. However, in the back of your mind, you know that some people will never listen. Why because of her and said, Yeah, so this is how the Quran nurtures us. Number one, it tells us that you will never know. However when you do come across people who refuse to listen, just know there are always those people out there that will never listen, therefore don't become overly frustrated with them.
Sara Lee said the words men can hate those. The one whose heart is alive is the one whose heart will take to the poor on like barren land will take to rain. Yeah, dry, barren land when the rain comes down. Especially
Rain that is nutritious it takes to it. Yeah, it takes the water it mixes in the soil it gives a life in the same way a heart that is decent attaches fitrah when the Quran comes straight it will react in a positive way. And it will it will give life to the person. Men can Haiya way hip alto lol Catherine and so that the the old the word becomes binding on the disbelievers. Now, is that something that I mentioned before it sort of has seen
the word becoming binding on the disbelievers as the owner, you mentioned some enthusiasm while other people or other accessory him for whom law you know, it's already been mentioned. So to say right in the beginning, what did we say the word becomes binding means?
What does it mean? We said that the poll has become binding on them. Because any number that appears
as part of your lesson number, what less than
21 Have you
21 so I'm just going all the way back to the veiling though.
This means that you enjoyed it so much they just flew by. So
what do we say? Yes, just after Ramadan, we started.
We started in Africa, we restarted it again after Ramadan from the law. What do we say the word becomes established means?
Yes, I probably said it means that the punishment of Allah has become binding on those people. Yeah, the punishment of God has become binding on some people because they are going to refuse to believe. Now how does that make sense together, you are supposed to warn those whose hearts are alive, and the punishment has become binding on the disbelievers. What that means is some people would never listen to you. And their situation is irreversible. That's what it means the situation is irreversible because Allah looked into their hearts. He knows that they would refuse all advice doesn't matter who gives it and how good it is. Therefore, they are destined to the hellfire. Now
nothing can happen to reverse that situation. Yeah, well, you're helpful oluwo carefully.
Now, what are the benefits that we learn from this verse? Okay.
Is actually let me ask you as a question, this idea of cooling, looking at people as being alive and dead, hey, or may it in a spiritual lens is there in the Quran? Like in sort of father in law says law is the will to
the living and the dead are not the same. Now does that mean people who are the graves, what does that mean? People who are walking on earth?
Walking on the earth, right? So how are they living or dead? If they're all alive, physically realizing No, some of them are living, some of them are dead. What does that mean?
the actions are like a dead people. Okay?
Okay, they don't reflect on advice.
Okay, just like a dead person doesn't respond very good. Mashallah. Yeah, just like a dead person does respond to,
you know, to any stimuli in the same way, as spiritually, that person doesn't respond to advice. Very good. Yes.
Yes, spiritually Exactly. Very good. This is the answer that is talking about from a spiritual point of view. And the processor would say in an authentic
a methadone lady, yes, guru or a bamboo. one layer, the layer score, method, May, at will, or method how you will meet, he said, an authentic value, the likeness of the one who remembers his master. And the one who doesn't, is like the likeness of the living and the dead. This is how the president explained it. Yeah. Now the question for us is, what's the benefit in describing a person who is spiritually dead? as dead as the one who is spiritually alive as a life?
By what significant is that does that bring us person who's Okay, let's put another way, a person who's guided Allah says that a living person, person who's misguided Allah says that's a dead person.
What's the wisdom behind the
Okay, it's to the brother said to highlight that they are they may look the same. They are very different. as different as the living in the dead.
Yeah, you agree
some people shaking their heads some people like
Okay, what else fun isn't? What's the benefit in calling people living and dead in this way? Yes.
Okay, you couldn't you couldn't get to them in a religious way because they're spiritually dead.
Yes it is.
Very good, very good motioning over he said that those who are guided when they are told you I like living people versus the others who are scarred and they are dead? How does it make you feel? Guys, we know you are living don't you show us by show if you need to separate yourself, separate yourself inshallah live better.
When you hear that, you know you are from those Allah says who are alive. versus those who are Miss karma says they are dead. How does it make you feel, makes you feel it knows how long this is amazing. Allah says I'm like a living person versus those people. I never want to be like those people. In fact, I want to be better when it comes to being like these type of people. Very good.
Anything else? Brothers, you know, thinking about the put it this way is an act of worship.
you're contemplating over the words of Allah, you're trying to derive guidance. This is the very reason why the Quran was revealed. Push yourself. Do these kinds of things yourself is all reflect why'd Allah say this for anyone else offer the answer?
the one who's guiding? He's the one who's truly. Yep.
So the real life is a life.
Okay? Very good, perhaps to teach us that
the perspective of Allah is that
you're you, you are a truly living person when your heart is alive. And if your heart is dead, you're not living in my eyes.
Now, there's an extension to that. It's an extension to that. What's the consequence of of believing that and being convinced of that?
What's the consequence of actually thinking like that? You know, what?
You are actually a living true human being, but your heart is alive. And if it's not, then you know what, you're not even living, you're a dead person. What's the consequence of that?
No one said, what's happening?
Okay, again, so the person realized, you know what, I'm actually like a dead person that this is crazy. Like, I'm actually a dead person in the eyes of a life. I don't have any connection with
Yeah, make you feel like a lost person.
Very good martial law. The fact is that if you look at others, sometimes they may be better than you in terms of money, in terms of power, in terms of credentials, and they may be even using that against you. And you may feel inferior to those type of people, isn't it? I mean, that's the case with most people, isn't it? When you see someone who's more wealthy than you got a bigger house than you and more credentials than you blah, blah, blah, you feel like you're inferior to them.
But if you say to yourself, actually, that person may have all of these things, but they don't have a man than they actually did in the eyes of Allah. Whereas me, I might not have all of those things, but I do have a man which means I am alive. How then can I feel inferior to my next door neighbor who doesn't have any money? Now then, can I feel inferior to nations that don't have the money? Do you see is very powerful. Yeah. And the way I word it is like this.
One of the lessons this verse teaches us is that hedaya guidance is more important than food and water.
guidance is more important than food and water. How because if a person
had food, water air in their lungs, but they never had a man in their heart. They have no worth in the eyes of Allah. It of a person never had any food and water and also he was starving on the brink of dying but he had a man in his heart Allah said you are living person. Therefore, it redefines our perspective
on life itself and what things should we what should things what should rank as number one importance and what should rank as number two and number three, the thing that you hold to be the most important you know, you hold it to be the most important because you are willing to sacrifice everything else. That's how you know it's the most important thing. Everything else you can mess around with but this one thing you can't Okay, now even table I would say that the greatest though are in the Quran is which
one what is the greatest wire in the Quran?
You all know it by the way.
Uh, you know, the two of you? I don't think so.
Was it sir?
Okay, and what is it?
Yes, he did a Serato step team.
A team Guide us to the straight path. Even Tamia said this is the greatest door in the Quran. And what are you asking Allah for? For money?
For wellbeing, for health? for love? No, you asked your love for what?
guidance? Yes guidance, because this is the most important thing a lot placed in the most important sutra and made it why'd you to recite 17 times a day law is
the most important thing allow make sure that you ask for it 17 times a day, as a minimum. Can you imagine?
And we don't reflect on it in this way. Apollo is telling us that look, the most important thing to you are Muslims is what is your guidance? spiritual guidance is the most important thing in your life. Nothing else is more important this therefore, pursue your life and your agenda and your vision based on this priority.
Yeah, based on this priority, in fact, if you don't, you're not even living in my eyes. Yeah.
There is 71 to 73 is like one cohesive message together.
It is like one message altogether so we can discuss it as as if we were discussing one verse a lot of other essays a verse number 71, LLM Yarrow under Hala, Cannella homina homina Idina and for whom Lucha Marie Kuhn and can they not see how among the things made by our hands, we have created livestock that they control. Well, then they learn Hello home farming hakuba minha kulu and made them obedient, so that some can be used for writing, some for food, some others for benefits, or what our home fee ham and fly machete, some others for benefits, and some for drink? alfalah Yes, Guru, will they not to give thanks.
In this verse, Allah will highlight one of his blessings, just one of them. And it is regarding one type of species, which in Arabic is called an arm. an arm refers to particular animals. Does anyone know which animals they call them? livestock or cattle? Yes.
Sounds like cows. sheep. No chicken. No.
realistic about this. It doesn't take it doesn't get mentioned here today.
There's one more.
Yes, sheep. Yes, cat, camel, the camel, the cow and the sheep and goat. They're like, similar. These are the species which Allah is going to highlight and identify. And then a large Allah, Allah will make us look at them from different perspectives, how they are blessings in different ways to us. All right. And obviously for many of us, we're not people who live out there in the sticks and have our own farms with cows and so on and so forth. But if you you know, imagine you were a farmer, okay. And you had sheep to look after or you had a farm, you had an avatar, you had cows or whatever, then you'll be able to appreciate it more. Okay, so, lm euro reverse begins, do they not
see? Who is the day
The debt okay, but who's the user? Who's the target audience of sort of yacine? Who's the first argument is the chorus? Yes.
So Ally's going to say do the polytheists of Makkah. And any who have the same attitude as them not seen mean? Do they not see? A lot is expressing amazement here in our shows that it expresses amazement like how in the world did not see this. Like what's wrong with them? Our 11 year old do not see that an halaqa that we we created for them.
Something with our own hands, maybe the amulet Idina? What is it that Allah created with his own hands for them and our cattle? Yeah, these animals that I mentioned ally saying, don't they reflect over this like we created this for them.
Now the weight loss that we created for them Allah mentioned creating them with his own hands.
Now this is the idea of making something for somebody else with your own hands that when you receive a present and someone says Look, this is handmade In fact, I made it myself for you. How does that make you feel?
Happy special What else?
What else? Imagine a king he made he gifted you a robe. Okay, and he says look I didn't get my tail to make this made it myself for you. is very good on it.
Very good care as well. There are two main things number one is the honor allow me this for me. And number two, love Allah made this with his own hands for me. This is the way to lock his sleeve. This is the way a lot looks after me when the amulet a Deena What is it an arm
cattle for whom? La maliko. Now first perspectives look at it is that they are manly. Cool. What does that mean? It means that they are Barbie tune, they have control over cattle.
also overpower cattle, cows, camels, sheep.
A human being even a boy
can take a group of sheep.
And he can hurt them. He can make them go places. He can stop them. He can control them. Ally's saying that's the number one feature of benefit for you that we made them become controllable to you. Yeah.
Now if you look at that, that is actually one of the main things that distinguishes cattle from other animals, isn't it?
You can't just go to a jungle and say Mr. Lyon you're gonna come and meet today. Bring Mrs Teigen everyone else go? hippos ever all this other animals? They are
untameable you can't wild animals but some animals are attainable and of the main ones are the cattle
is quite interesting as you think about most animals that you can't just you know bring them home and make them pets
only certain animals
why Allah blessing I think about it of them is that an arm you are magical to them?
And the way Allah said it for whom Lucha Malecon are in English, you will translate that as and they are controllable for you. In fact, more accurately you should say and they are for you controllable. What's the difference between the two saying and they are controllable for you? versus and they are for you controllable?
no not testing the ability Yes
Very good, Masha Allah one of the possible benefits is to say only you guys can do that to them. No other species can do that. Yeah.
The monkey can go and jump on the lions they
just go on a journey today. Yeah, God jumbo cow and do that. They can't other animals. They can't control the other animals. But you human beings you can and the way the verse does that is it takes the word the HA which means control though. They are controllable and puts it before the word Malecon. They are for you controllable. Instead of putting at the end, which would mean they are controllable for you. Okay,
The other interesting thing is the word MADI cone. It is an estimate is a noun versus yummly cool, which is a verb. If you said you have any code means they are controllable for you, meaning in the present tense right now, what am I said Malik, what it means something is this is an ism, it means it's a permanent future, ie, the way Allah made them controllable. It is always going to be that way. They're never going to evolve out of that.
They're never gonna evolve out of them. Even if we use the word evolve in a very loose way. Allah saying that they barely can always permit a future. I made a law for you.
Well, then Hello. And then we made them they leave now or do we say Sally? This is where What is it? Is it is matcha? Yeah. Do you have that?
How do you say?
Really? So what does it mean when you say?
Naughty motives? ruin.
Okay, someone's got corrupt nature.
corrupt nature? Yes.
No, no, because then it doesn't have that meaning.
Dr. Xu says the delille Dona Aziz is the opposite of Aziz. Well, who will lead the lions Pharaoh amnesty, Hema, yuck er Ah, hoo hoo. And it's about someone or about a thing. They can't stop someone doing something they don't like to them. Yeah, when you can't stop someone doing something that you don't like, you are the lead person. Okay. I don't know how that got made into 702. But maybe there's a connection there somewhere. So I'm not saying those animals, the cows, the sheep. They are the legal meaning. If you want them to do something, and they don't want to do it, they do.
Okay, and you herd sheep like the shepherds do, make them go here, make them go there, stop them eating here. You know, make them you know, this palette. The fact that those animals are the Neil makes them
you know, is the reason why they are abused by people, isn't it? People unethically? You know, Ray these types of animals you know, the avatars that we see the slaughterhouses they abused animals? How do they manage to abuse them is because they are the lead those animals they can't stop you doing that? human beings they have that power over them. Yeah, but that doesn't make that abuse right. It is wrong, but there is a good way in which they can manipulate the animals and that is for good benefits. So they are the deal was that little narrow. Now a Razzie asked a question. He said, Hello already said that they are medical. What do you say molecule means they are controllable. But
then Allah said they are the lead.
Which means what?
It means that they can't stop you doing things they don't like.
They can't defend themselves. What's the difference? He says?
If Mr. Lee Kuhn doesn't that mean that
if they're controllable then doesn't that mean that they are the elite as well?
Okay, okay, perhaps a
good example. Sometimes you could possibly tame a lion make him into a pet. But the thing is, you know, one day you go do that.
Say you know, my father
Yeah, okay. Any other Yes.
how do they kill the step?
Is it with the trunk and
make a little gap between the neck and the head
so tiny gap Yeah, it's maybe any other differences between radical and re
got feelings but they can't stop you. Yeah, but that's what that means was how's it different design the molecule that your molecule to them
they have rights as well.
I don't see that.
Kind of very close. I just gonna come to you and then I'll come to you. So I guess the difficulty
Very good. Mashallah, yes? You may be able to kidnap someone that you would if someone did. And, you know, you hold them hostage. Now they inside your house in the basement and you are in control. You're the master. But could you get them to do stuff for you?
They would refuse. Yeah, they said, No, I'm not gonna do anything for you. I'm not gonna be as real to you. You're not dizzily the very Yeah. So this is one larger one, possibly saying here that number one, you can take them and control them. And number two, they nature is such that they will listen to you by the nature, they will do what you want them to do. And this is a huge benefit. Yeah. And this is something that Allah is saying that the origin of this feature of those animals is not Mother Nature, but it is a law. Well, then Lana, we did this.
If you do a little exercise here, how many times Allah say we
lm euro, and holla panada how many times I've lost?
Twice. Very good. mimma. I've been at a Dina and Ayana, for whom Allah harmala Kuhn said again, look out for the word na. How many times have you said now? Three was lol Nah, holla home for four times Allah says we were speaking about one blessing. Why? Because people don't actually do the blessing to Allah. They don't. They may recognize they might watch a documentary say wow, look all these animals man and look at human beings who do that. Fascinating. Unbelievable.
Okay, yeah. And so what does that mean? It means this is fantastic. No, brother, it means that allies fantastic. Allies awesome. That's what it means. Why don't you recognize the origin of the blessing. This is what a lie emphasizes we was that the Nana who Femina her iPhone and because of that feature, you could do number one, you can ride them. Okay, you can ride them. Some of them speak about the horsehair as well and the camel obviously is the main one that even a kid
can jump on a camel and he can kick it or he can you know use a whip and he can make it travel. We can use it as a vehicle. And what is amazing is that after saying you can ride it Allah says by minha yaku then you can eat it as well.
It's crazy, isn't it? Can you get your car
you got your bike Bala says the ones I made for you You can eat them as well.
he will love that you can get such a diverse usage from one thing
alone. He can ride it that you can eat. You get hungry barbecue.
You want to travel you are your vehicle. Amina
Amina. yaku 101 ashari and for them in it amen airfare which means benefits. How many benefits can we get from farming sheep?
How many things can be useful?
Okay, again, only you can do that. You don't find the wolf coming along saying by the way just need some of that for myself a little coat? No all human beings can do that for what else can you get sheep from sheep
milk Yeah, milking obviously the meat as well.
The skin you can turn on the cow. They can tend to hide what else?
Okay, so they give rise to more animals? Yep.
Very good. The fact you can use
is the politically correct and probably the religious. The correct word is manure. Yeah, you can use the video as a source of fertilizer.
Any other things you can use it for? For cows or cows? trades very good. You can use them for business.
Today I was reading that even some people who have some people have land. They buy sheep just in order that the government will tax the land is agricultural land, which is a lower tax band.
How does thinking what do people get from sheep? Yeah. Also they said because of the diet of the sheep. The sheep eat
unwanted weeds and vegetation and they eat it from the high rising places as well. So they can be like almost workers for you and your land. Eating up those things that you don't want and are undesirable matter of here. Many benefits just Just think about it. And then what the shadows and things that you drink. Yeah, things that you drink. Obviously this is referring to the milk. Yeah, the milk of the animals as well. goat's milk sheep,
the cow, even the camel.
Even anyone had camel milk?
No one went to Medina might one of my friends had just gone have camel burgers. I said, Well, I think I'll take a pass on that.
And then recently, one brother said they went to an Australian restaurant. He was serving
kangaroo and crocodile burgers.
I said these other things the crocodile was Hello having
seriously bloody Guinea propped up burgers, because no problem is a problem. Anyhow, so there are so many benefits in these animals. flirc Kuru now the verse ends will they not be grateful? Yes guru we're gonna make sugar. Now the thing of it is, who was averse speaking to?
Who are what religiously? polytheists Why does the verse verse and FLIR booderee Why don't they worship Me? When the problem is that they don't worship Allah alone. They worship idols believe Allah. Allah said instead of what are they worshiping? Why don't they be grateful? But isn't the problem worship?
Okay, very good. If you ungrateful. You will be a worship of Allah. Then what else? Yes.
Okay, they would show gratitude to other idols. So instead of that they should show it to Allah.
Excellent, very good that once you do actually be blessings to God, the natural color to that is you saw worship.
When the human being feels like you know, everything good in my life is coming from one Allah, then your heart and your limbs will be inclined towards saying thank you, isn't it? That's what you do. When you see feel someone has done something for you. You want to say thank you. How do you say thank you to Allah, you obey Allah, you worship Allah. This is how the idea of gratefulness and worship tie together they had in hand therefore it is make make a difference to be honest.
is Yes, yeah, very good. So you know, the fact that people don't know how to say thank you to Allah comes through in the language they say, Mother Nature.
call the cow the mother.
Know that they?
They call them mother cows.
I mean, that's a whole lot a whole new level, isn't it?
It's all new level. Yeah. So anyway, what I was saying is that sometimes people they show the ungrateful to Allah by attributing the blessings to Mother Nature. Yeah, instead of saying, Allah made it, they say, Mother Nature fly your screw. Now I just want to
share with you something here related to this verse. And that is
we know how much Allah loves gratefulness. In fact, the Quran begins on a note of gratefulness, Al hamdu, lillahi Rabbil alameen. That's the way the Quran begins. All praise and thanks is belonging to Allah.
The question here is, is it possible for a person who has everything in this life to still be grateful to Allah?
You know, when you have everything, you've got friends, you've got money, you've got quality, you got power, you got respect to got fame, you got everything under the sun. I want you to imagine a person like that. He's got everything.
yet. He's still grateful to Allah. Actively. He's still grateful to Allah.
Is it possible?
It's not possible?
It is, but it's difficult.
Is it likely?
It's not likely is it? It's unlikely. Some of the scholars they discuss a muscle or they say
Who is more valuable in the sight of Allah? The poor patient man for the rich, grateful man.
Poor patient versus rich grave which one is more beloved to Allah? Rich? Okay, let's have a show of hands. Poor patient
seems like the majority. But you said rich and grateful. What Why do you think that is more?
They remember law.
Okay, very good. We know the verse in the Quran about people that are in the middle of the ocean. Remember I told you about there's no atheists in the middle of the sea? Yeah, foreigners speak Spanish. Many times, what happens is when there's a storm about to take place, and
it's a moment of desperation, what do they do? They are law meclizine, they call out to Allah, as if they're the most insidious people in the world. And yet they are people to associate partners with God. So what the Quran is showing us from one's perspective is when things get really bad for people,
many of them turn back to God. They may not be positioned on that, but they do. So in a way, when you are facing hardship in your life, you do end up thinking about a lot more Do you
like in university exam season? Oh, my god, it rolls back into our today. Everyone wants to know, like, you know, how do we make that morning and evening thicker, like was all about, you know?
And, you know, in the hot bus, brothers, shall I remember the real exam? Yeah, but this one is really important right now, you don't have to pass the one. Everyone starts to think about a lot, isn't it?
So, the way human nature is, is that To be honest,
when it's difficult times, a person's heart turns to Allah. And the other thing is brothers, what?
What choice do you have except to be patient?
Isn't it? If something really bad happens to you? May Allah your Lord protect us all? But what choice do you have except to be patient? You know, the same time as a healer, right? Many people they may react very badly during difficult times. But ultimately, as time goes on, they begin to deal with it, which means they have patience. However, if you flip that around, say, well, a person who is been so fortunate in life, how likely is it that that fortune will make them turn back to Allah? and make them grateful to Allah?
If more time goes by, does it become more likely or less likely?
Do you see so many scholars say that the the rich, grateful man is more beloved to Allah than the poor patient? Well, both of them have value in the sight of Allah.
Now, the reason I'm bringing this up, is because there is a personality in the Quran, which Allah mentions, has everything you could imagine even things beyond your imagination, yet, he is a extremely grateful person, who is that person is on the screen.
Made a mistake supposed to build up to this point?
It is Suleiman who knew that? Honestly, did you know that?
So the model is wrong. But the thing is that what Allah said he had to lie, his palate is amazing.
Surah number, I'll tell you what the novel verse 14 onwards.
Allah tells us, that's what a man Listen, that, number one, he had great things. And number two, he was a great person himself.
As for the things he had, Allah says,
well, surely Sulayman julu middle jindee Well, ncop wa whom use our law says that sudima he was a king, he would Marshal out his army, you know, like the generals in the army. And in his army was who the jinn kind. Mankind, even birds. Imagine that army, you know, like they come out like troops in their rows, and they engaging in bravado and all the rest of it. I say, that's the scene. Now by telling us he had gin in his army, allies telling us that he had control over the uncontrollable
that's what lies
So he had great things imagine the power in another place Allah said in sort of sod was Shay our team he had devils.
Kula banner you will have was they were number one construction workers for you. And number two how watts which means they were divers
because of a construction workers, they would build him an empire. That was one of a kind.
And because they were divers, they would go to the depths of the ocean and pick out for him the choice he is pose and diamonds and all the rest of it. Imagine that
imagine that a gym comes to you and says, I went to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. And I found for you the biggest pole in the whole ocean. How would that make you feel?
You know, the moment that you For example, get an iPhone. He went to the Apple Store for about four o'clock in the morning stuff alarmists, your budget as well.
But yeah, the venerable front of the queue. Yeah. So you got the iPhone. Is it seven now? It's gonna be coming out, isn't it? You got the iPhone, it You're the only one in the world to have iPhone it for a few seconds. If you like your top of the world. Selfie selfie selfies. You don't have to take a selfie because you want to get fun in the selfie.
You've gone crazy.
Because you've got something no one else has it on top of.
Solomon had things which no one had no would anyone ever have was another feeling. Because Allah said that I'm going to give you an empire. Lay on the Divi admin body. No one would have something that could rival it off to you.
Not only have you got the iPhone eight, no one else is gonna ever have an iPhone eight. You're the only one in the vote that someone had my phone.
So this is number one, what he had.
Number two is who he was himself. He said to his people once this What number? Yeah, you are only now multicopy routine and cliche. He said, people I have been taught the language of the birds.
Imagine that. He can talk to that when he hears him tweeting, on Twitter tweeting, he understands what they are saying. And he can communicate with them as well. In fact, one of the one of the worry of birds goes missing from his army. And you know what he says to him? When he comes late, he says, Look, I'm going to kill you. I'm going to kill I'm going to torture you. Or I'm going to slaughter you. Unless you give me a good reason why you're late. He's an he's a general and army. That's why he's talking to him like that. So he's talking to birds.
What happens once in his life is that he's going with that army on an excursion. Yeah, maybe they're going to fight someone or maybe just going out for a parade all the way with his army with the birds flying in the sky with the jinn, you know swirling around with his army warriors.
He passes by a valley which is the home of some an ant colony, an ant colony, right? And the ants are talking to one another. And the queen, she says to the rest of the ants. Watch out for Sulaiman for him and his army. Don't know you are here they are going to crush you go back inside.
When Solomon heard that and say that further bus Mr. Bhatia will call you. He smiled and laughed himself.
Why did he smile and laugh? Because he felt an overwhelming sense of privilege. Oh my god. Allah made me hear what the tiny ants can see. And they are talking about me and my army.
And then when he realized that, what did he do? He made a DA or b o z and he and ash Quran aromatic allottee and anti war Allah Wali de, he made it to honor listen to this though he said, Oh, my master, inspire me to be grateful for the blessings you gave me. And the blessings you gave my mom and dad
See, Allah first told us everything you had. Then he told us what he was like a man who had everything. Yet he was still grateful to Allah. In fact, he was asking a lot to make him even more grateful. Who was the father of Sulayman. That would see he recognized that part of his greatness came from his dad.
Yeah, I'm a king today. But my father was a king before and because of his teachings and his legacy, I am enjoying the fruits of that. So maybe someone who can recognize that Allah and say thank you to you. Yeah, and this might
Brothers and sisters, teaches us a lesson. That is, whatever good things we have in our life. We should give credit to who? Only to Allah. And number two, we should always be trying to say thank you to Allah for the tiniest of things. And this is one of the symbolic messages from this story. Why was an act who said what it said? Then he made it.
When you think of an ant, you think about the tiniest, you know,
the tiniest creature on the on the face of the earth, isn't it? Yet Suleiman when he saw that coming from the tiniest of insects, it made him think about a lot, as if to say Solomon was aware of the tiniest of blessings. What then about the great blessings? Yeah, what about the great blessings? We should always be looking to all the blessings Allah has given us recognize it from him, not from us, and always be people that thank Allah Subhana Allah, may Allah make us of the shaqiri who always thank Allah subhanaw taala and also la sala Milan, Amina Mohammed was early or saphenous vein
of the left who come to the end of this verse. I think there will be two more lessons in Sharma and we will conclude the Sharla does that