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Study of Surah Yasin – Episode 02
Channel: Asim Khan
Series: Asim Khan - Study of Surah Yasin
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In Depth Study of Surah Yasin – the heart of the Qur’an – Based on classical and modern sources.
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Are you Mina Shay banyuwangi Bismillah R Rahman
somebody lie or below the mean or Certosa Maharaja of India and mostly in the Vietnam family no other early Osaka random about Santa Monica la hookah two brothers and sisters.
Charlotte, this is the second part of the suit of swords, they are seen as in depth study. And I want to start by mentioning one thing. And that is that the people watching online, they can ask questions as well, if they want to, they can ask on the comments, or they can message on the page as well the question they have last week, we have some questions from a student from Canada, and Sharla. By the end, we try to address some of those questions in Sharla. They Let's begin by just recapping and I've mentioned in the introduction, a number of things however, I missed out one thing, and that was I stood at your seat we said was makios revealed in Makkah, and according to
national was reviewed around which year which year do we say it was revealed around the 10th year, the 10th year of prophecy in Mecca, which was a very difficult year for the processor and the Muslim community in general. However, some of the scholars like to be and even after you mentioned that verse number 12, in national nationally, philosophizing, we will resurrect the dead back to life work to map out the masama write down what they have sent forward. And what they have left behind that verse was revealed in Medina, not in Makkah, because there's a story about battle selama battle selama, one of the tribes that lived in Medina originally, and they became the unsolved they lived
on the outskirts of Medina, which is where
which machine is at the moment.
Not much at Cova, there's another one. And it is this machine is a place where people go to visit as much as much
as they can be there. When you go to the visited, it takes about maybe 10 minutes by car to go from the movie to this lesson. But that is what they used to live.
And as a walk that was around about a half an hour walk, or maybe more. So that is where they will live. And because it will take so long to reach the person, they were considering moving all of them together as a tribe and relocating closer to the mysteries of the seven. Now what happened is that they asked the processor when they should do this or not, whether they should move or stay where they are. And the person responded by quoting that verse where it says one up to now
that they their footsteps, they are felt their footsteps are being recorded, and what they present forward and what they left behind is also being recorded. Therefore, he said, stay in your places for your footsteps are being recorded, meaning that every time you walk to the masjid, every footstep is being written for you, it is a reward for you. Therefore, why are you going to cut short your reward, rather struggle a little bit and earn more reward. However,
in our statement, he says that, you know, generally speaking, a surah was either reviewed all together, maybe even in past but in general in one place, either it was mucky or maddening that is a general principle others who is fully Bucky or fully madonie. So he says that what is more likely is this verse
was quoted by the professor lamarckism in Medina, as an answer to this question. Not that it was revealed for the first time in Medina. Do you see it was revealed Rebekah, but person quoted it in an answer
gave to somebody in Medina. And that is why perhaps is confusion about this verse. So he says that rather This is part of the soul of the soul as well. mckeague even including this verse, maybe there is a difference of opinion here, Marxist scholars, so we just stated that as well, for your information. The other thing is that
the the sort of before this is what surah soldier scene is. So number 36 what comes before this? Where are we,
with our young brothers?
What comes before so he has seen
Azov is number 33 This is number 36.
Yes, sort of felt it? Yeah, sort of felt to come and see you at university Ramallah he wrote a book called A Salafi 30 book on the secrets behind the the sequencing of the Quran akro the way the Quran has been laid out this surah first and the next one, the next one. What's the secret behind that? What are the links behind that? So in that he mentioned every single song, and then he mentioned why he believes this tool. I came after that one. And in response to Satya seen, what is the connection between it and sort of Arthur, he said, they sort of faltered last fall speaks about the the upcoming rajakumar interview. He says about the disbelievers that you don't want your gamma. They'll
be told do we give you life to search for the truth and find the truth? And didn't eight Warner come to you? Then he said that who is that Warner? So yes, he comes to explain who that Warner is in the academy. mousseline, you are the one that has been sent of those are the said, they took their a Palma, and your job is to what to warn the people whose forefathers had not been warned. So he says so to say it's almost like a elaboration and explanation of what came in sort of
a last one knows best. This is the this is one of the scholars of Islam speaking about the link between them. And lastly, a point that I didn't mention last week is a little bit more about my role in this course, to show the anatomy of the photon. I said that one of the things in this course we try to do is show how the neuron has not been loved. That means it has an organization, it has a flow, it has beauty in the way things are connected together. And this is important, because what we will see is that a lot of power centers hoorah. And that's your speaker, many different themes. And sometimes one theme shifts to another theme. And you might be reading and thinking why did that
happen for speaking about, for example, the day of judgment, but it's speaking about a story that is speaking about laws. And then speaking of that death, is there a connection between them, what about the beginning of the surah and the end is there a connection, these types of this type of analysis is called another analysis. And this is being done more in our times than before. However, I wanted to show you through suggesting that this is something which is very prominent sort of the same connections can be made throughout the school. And to give an example that is not quite as obvious in in sort of dogma. So look, man, is named after that man was a great father, who gave an amazing
piece of advice to his son, his son was machinic. His son was an idol worshiper. So when he gives advice to his son, it's just so amazing that a lot of records that advice inside the soul and named after him is sort of one. And then at the end of the surah, Allah father says, Yeah, you on us, people, if the power of Baku Moksha, Yama fair, a law fair, your master and also be scared about a day.
Your will lie you're dizzy while you do on one ad, a day in which no father can help and avail his son. Is that a coincidence? It is not a coincidence.
It is not a coincidence because my saying that in this life fathers out there, help your children advise as much as you can. Because soon a day will come. But though you would want to help your own son, you won't help your son. Yeah, so do it. Now, listen to the story of man and take heed of it and advise your children advise them well, because of the day that's coming in, it will not avail them your boss will not pay them on that day. They will so this is an example of one very simple example about how Sula is linking itself up. This is like the inter surah relationship then there are the interests or relationships once you are relating to another one so on and so forth. So this
is just to give some more insight into what I mean by another one put on and I will add to this this is an HDR the matter meaning, it could be right it could be wrong. A scholar Islam
We'll analyze these things, and he will present what he believes to be true according to his knowledge. And that could be right. It could be wrong. Yeah. So when we make these while we meet when we share these gems, someone should appreciate that this sounds amazing. It definitely seems to be true. But let's not say it is the absolute truth about this. Yeah, well, we should say that this is the opinion of a scholar, which could be right and could be wrong. Everyone follow me about another. Okay. So we said about Satya saying, It begins with the macapa the disjointed that is, and one of the wisdoms which many of the scholars said about disjointed that is, is that these
disjointed letters GRC hiflo, mean path so on and so forth. They came as a way of challenge to the Arabs of that time, in that it was showing Now listen to this giffy that though the Quran is in this world, it is not from this world.
Yeah, because these letters are the same letters you use to, you know, create your own language which you are masters of. Yet the same letters, you cannot use them to match the Quran. We chose this prom, though it is in this world. It is not from this world. It is from Allah subhanaw taala. It is, Mr. Jesus, it is a miracle. This is one of the wisdoms this was a female shirtless now you take him a lot. He said that every time the Mahabharata given in the beginning of surah, you find with the exception of two soldiers, that the very next subject matter is the neuron. So your scene will come on shaky, for example, that means that it can be leveled out in the field, so on and so
forth. So every time it sort of begins with these, that is immediately starts talking about the forum. So there must be a link between the legends and the forum. And this is one of the opinions and the last one of those first. Then we said about the verse number 214 on Hakeem last one, oh, by the put on, and whenever someone takes an oath, it number one, it is used in order to increase the emphasis about what they're about to say, bombs, what they take an oath by immediately becomes significant as well. Right? For example, a person and we are not allowed to do this but says, I swear by my mom's life, when people say this, right? Why did they choose their mum's name? Because
there is being a someone of huge significance sacred almost right. And that is one of the reasons why the person said Whoever takes the oath but other than Allah, for petitioner, he has committed ship, because he is, he is making Tao leap or something, he is glorifying something which Allah has not permitted him to glorify. So when Allah Subhana eggs, both of course allow genetics or whatever he likes, and whatever he does taken out by like a sham suit will power
whatever it takes an oath by immediately that things become become should become more important now eyes, yeah, because a lot decided to take an oath by that thing, which means this thing is not like other things. So last fall, took an oath by the Quran to say what, what was it that Alo wanted to say, with the oath of the Quran? What was it? Do you remember? What God will punish Hakeem? I swear by the Quran that What? What is it that allows others to say
yes, to validate the message of the prophets that are certain to validate the message or the process of selling. And before moving on to how Allah validated his message. Allah described the fraud as being hacking. And we said, Hakeem, Abner Fabian said means three things. Number one that the Quran has is
meaning that it has been on mastery. And this is part of the organization of the Quran as well. And he mentioned as well, that it has RGB, that it has an amazing organization to it. Yeah, amazing flow sequencing an organization. This is part of the put on being shocking.
And secondly, that the Koran is happy, very authoritative. And the way it speaks, it speaks from pure authority, speak some pure authority, and it gives rulings as well. Time and time again, the crown will give rulings and pass judgment so on and so forth. And also it is turned to for ruling in turn as the atom feature in follow through in a minute or soon, and I was one says if you have a diff about anything, what should you do go back to Allah meaning the book of Allah. It should be a source of authority legislation for you apart Hakeem in that sense as well. And thirdly, it is full of wisdom. It is replete with wisdom.
So bringing that all together, it will mean that the fur on us allows the law
Honestly, I swear by the put on the fact that it has so much wisdom so authoritative and such beautiful organization. It is an evidence that in the head of minimal city, that you are Mohammed wa sallam are indeed one of those that have been set. Meaning that anyone who looks at the Quran and reads it will realize that this is beyond human ability. It is beyond it is got too much wisdom to come from a man or even men, or men and jinn. As the challenge goes, it is too authoritative for one man to come up with all of these things that speak with such authority, especially when he's going to get into trouble when he says all of these things that pass a judgement, and also that is too
well organized to be coming from the mind of a man. So this way the arm is take a lot takes oh by the Quran to serve as evidence for this. Now, here are things I mentioned a very beautiful lesson. He said, the fact that Allah described the brand as Hakeem
which means that it is one of the things that it has incredible wisdom shows us that everything the Quran speaks about has wisdom, including all the laws, it passes.
Every law Allah has given us whether it's to do or not to do is full of wisdom. Even if you cannot appreciate that wisdom, you should know that there is wisdom behind it. That's very important. Now times where many of the laws of Islam are being attacked, or being mocked up, or being pulled backward, whether it's to do with the laws on criminal laws, whether it's to do with laws regarding sexuality, whether it's to do with laws, regarding politics, whatever it may be. We know there are times that, you know, there's a lot of propaganda against that.
However, what we are learning here, so DRC, is that all Muslims, whichever laws, you can think of the company around or the process and and just know that there's wisdom behind it. Sometimes that wisdom can be speculated, or sometimes even given to you. This is the wisdom behind that. And sometimes it is not given, but just know it is there. And I was thinking about this that,
you know, living in these times where people are so far away from the Koran, and the teachings of Islam,
you begin to appreciate the wisdom behind what some of the things that allies said in the Quran.
For example, there are so many social views. In our time, so many, it is unbelievable how much suffering there is on a social level in the Western world, and particularly even in the eastern world. And just this one is Panama, I read an article. I don't want to go into the details because it is so disgusting. But it is about a story in America where a story about incest to an alien below. Yes, some very
explicit things happening between family members. Yeah, the most disgusting thing you can imagine. And what is even more disgusting? is in the comments section to that article, you have people saying there are two consenting adults? What Who are we to say that if two people love each other, they shouldn't do this to one another? Can you imagine? Mother and son? Can you imagine people say this now times, ethics apart, you know, once you disconnect yourself from a law and the teachings of God, there is no law that you cannot reach, there is no there is no stopping how low you can go is it and this is what we can appreciate our times more than perhaps in other times. And this should bring us
to a new level of appreciation of Islam and the teachings of Islam and the Quran. This is one of the the lessons of the earth I mentioned that hecky means that everything in the forum is full of wisdom. Now, for this recording, probably you
are as you mentioned, an interesting point, he said, You know, this is talking to the Quraysh directly to the person but the audience has the courage. They disbelieve in the process. They say that's the most you're not a messenger, you're not one of those that have been sent. And to them. Allah swears an oath to say, now he is he says what is the point taking an oath to the Polish what they don't believe in the first place? What is the point swearing to the truth of something when the people are saying we don't believe you? But what's the benefit behind that?
So what do you think? what's the what's the benefit behind swearing an oath? Someone says to this and you say this, that Islam is the truth. I'll explain it to you. I'll show you everything and the person says to you look that I'm believing.
I think you're a liar.
And then you say, I swear by God, I'm not a liar. I swear by God, this Quran is the truth. What is the point? What's the benefit of you doing that? Is there any benefit is
show the importance of what you're saying?
Okay, so like, I'm not joking around. I can take an oath by this. Okay? Yep.
Okay, so similar to what the brother said to really show them that, you know, you're not making this up if you're convinced of this.
But still what's the point? I mean, the audience doesn't believe is why taking
evidence serves evidence, okay that you're able to take an oath by something's like an evidence.
Anything else? Why should we help the whole family is trying to get to Mashallah.
Okay, so it heightens the importance of the message.
grab the attention, it is to me now. But now I'm gonna take an oath. So maybe you start listening to me? That is partly true, because the Arabs, they will take Olds very seriously, especially came from a man who was wonderful. I mean, right? They would, he would stand up. And we'll see now to say, you know, he's taken an oath series are, as you mentioned, two things he mentioned. Firstly, according to ancient Arab culture, they believe that if a man took an oath, which was false, he was lying, then he would, he would, he was calling upon divine punishment, that the the stuff law, the idols, the gods, the demigods, they would punish a man if he ever took a false oath. So when the processor
takes an oath, or when a law takes an oath, that he has to process something, an oath and an oath, an oath, and another alternate another author, nothing is happening to him. It's like, maybe telling the truth, because we believe that if you take a false oath, bang, bolt of lightning, and you're gone. Right? And this? Yeah, so he says that this is one of the reasons. And the other second reason is even more insightful. He says that, because this is me rewording what he said that you can't give the enemies. The, if you like the last word, automatic. Now, if you're having a discussion debate, you say, No, this is the truth. This is right. You should listen to me. What God said is real, so on
and so forth. And another person does not believe you, you're alive.
What should you do in that situation? Do you just stop the conversation? Finish the discussion, walk away? On that note, on the note of the enemy, denouncing you?
Or should you still insist on saying is the truth and then we'll do it. Which one would be better? Someone could say this, and they don't believe me, that was the point. Don't just walk away. Now. If you don't believe me, it's up to them. I did my job.
And everyone else, the last thing they heard was the enemies speaking and denouncing you. And then you walked away, that wouldn't that wouldn't put you in a good light would rather you should be the one who has the last word of the truth, isn't it. And this is very important, because what it shows us is that Muslims should be defined.
Muslims should be defined, even if people don't believe them. Or they claim they don't believe that they should show defiance.
Whatever the case may be, I am sticking to my guns. This is the truth. I'm convinced of it. And I'll say as many times as needed to be said, because it's the truth. And I have to champion the truth, especially when the people are trying to shut down
the discussion regarding the truth. So they've said that this is another role that the person, they don't believe him, but he needs to make sure that the truth is always being championed, especially when it's being denied. So this is perhaps another reason of the person the last one knows best. Then the last one says in the calendar.
Okay, so this is the you have the oath, then you have the subject, you have a person then you have the job of the person. Why did Allah take an oath to say what, what is it Allah wants us to,
to acknowledge? In NACA, indeed, you are harmful, awesome. Middle middle, mousseline, actually from those that have been sent. Yeah. So here the process is being addressed directly by Allah, you in NACA, and this message that you are of those that have been sent many of those messages that Allah has sent, like Adam, like no, like, most of us so and so. You are one of those last words and old by the Quran to tell you that? Yeah. Which means that this statement that you are from the messages or from those that have been sent, is being emphasized in three ways. First, the oath emphasizes this. Second, the particle in the in NACA that denotes the decade emphasis as well. Sure.
truly good translator. And then the third one is what was the third linguistic tool to emphasize the message inside this verse,
they will know,
the Lamb on lemon and loosening this lamb is also all of the key areas of emphasis as well. So last one that emphasizes especially three ways that you say truly, or those that have been sent, we discussed last week, why do not want to say you are from those that have been sent? Mostly, instead of saying you are somebody or you are a messenger, or school, or you are from the room, the messages, some of the wizards behind this one, number one, to show to create a question in the mind of the listener. When someone says you are from those that have been sent the person maybe start thinking who sent you. It creates the question, Who sent this man?
And this question is answered in the in two verses down, whoever says Tenzin, and as he's rocking, it is coming down gradually from allows ease of washing, the question was asked or created? Who is it that sending him that answered in that verse and zeal as is the Rahim it is as easy as it is trying to ascend to another wisdom behind saying you are from those that have been sent is when the person hears this, you will have a psychological impact in that, he will feel that God is validating him and his message. You know, allies reassuring me Listen, you are if you don't listen to what people are saying.
And you know what, this is amazing, because the process of them, I mean, Panama, there was no person with a stronger heart in the midst of a loss of isn't it? But this verse shows us that he was affected while people said
otherwise. Why would Allah have to, you know, reassure him, isn't it? And this is mainly because you know, if someone comes up to you, I was thinking about this as well. Someone comes up to you and says,
hiding your land, you know,
I was talking about, well, I
must be crazy.
Then the next day, someone else called you says, Oh, yeah. How's it going? Lyle?
Would you be liable? And
then what happens is that people keep saying it to you.
100 people say to you, some of your family member said your uncle says it to you what's going to happen to you? They're going to start thinking, Man, this is affecting me. Oh, everyone's saying I'm a liar. You know, it's going to get to you. And this is what the Lord gelatos him upon as well. So a Baba Baba.
Allah says, this is one of the early schools in Makkah. Allah says, we didn't send this for on down to make you miserable.
Meaning he felt sometimes miserable, because of what was happening to him because of the reaction and the obnoxious behavior of his people. So it shows us that Panama, you know, it was difficult for the processor. It was really difficult for a lot of our allies consoling him, this is a psychological impact will have you will feel consoled by Allah is so clearly a law, the ultimate authority These are for those that have been sent. Another benefit the person who would have taken from this is he's being reminded that you are from those that have been sent. You're not one that's been sent to you or from those that have been sent meaning you are part of a family. You're part of
the team. I know in this time in your life, you feel alone, especially as part of that after five people by projected him and 10th year, he would have felt that there's no light at the end of the tunnel is getting worse and worse.
When he has the actually he's from those that have been sent are my brother No.
My brother Moosa, my brother Lisa, they also went through very difficult times. I find reassurance in remembering them. Yes, I find reassurance in memory. So this is another benefit of putting in the plural, as opposed as opposed to the singular. But here, I want to now just highlight what we call the other things that other MCs are going to show you how this verse is actually connected to other words that will come later on and sort of just see this verse Allah says you are from those who have been set in verse number 13. Allah Allah tells a story about a taco party and says, If Jahan masala when more Salut came to the village or the town, this is the story about not not one but three
messengers coming to people to try and warm them and guide them. Yet the whole town rejected them. Now last mile begins that story by saying just remember when more
saloum came to the fire.
Yes, as if to say we told you for the most alone. And now we're going to show you some of those. Yeah, this is going to show you though some of the bigger the principle and the illustration of the principle.
They, but there's another thing is more in verse number 16. A lot of other essays or Boehner.
A lot one says that those messages were the people were rejecting them and calling them liars. You know, they said, they said, Our Master, he knows, he knows that we are
he knows that we have been sent. Meaning what matters to us is what a lot of things. Now how is that verse connected to in the colonial city?
What's the connection?
those messages when people were you know, denying them calling them liars? They said, You know what, Allah knows that our messages?
How's that connected to in academic Muslim?
From I think
it's more than just the word was alone.
What is it? What's the connection?
Well, the person will be thinking when he has those messages a long time ago, you know, what they used to say? You said?
Okay. They found reassurance in knowing that Allah knows that they found the truth.
Very good. Anyone else?
from the messengers. Yeah. And the messages they were reassuring themselves yesterday.
That's right, it is it is very good is the other way around. So it is the
it is the
it is the internalized meaning of that verse being spoken of, in a human example.
When you when you know that a law knows that you're on the truth, then when people deny you, you will say, I don't care what people say. Alana's. Yeah. So you were taught a lesson. And then you internalized it like these messages, internalized it. Yeah. And that's pretty profound. If society is you know, stating you defame you calling you names, it gets to you, how are you going to rise above the propaganda? How, exactly, especially when some of them are family members, like in the life of the President, when you're going to have to say, you know, what,
what about Allah?
Allah knows I'm on the truth, I should find my strength. And now I should overcome the propaganda by realizing that Allah knows about the truth. And that's all that matters. A lot of validation matters, not the validation of people. Yeah, so that's it. That's another link. And the last one is half an hour the Walkman was sort of almost alone. Verse number 52. This is going to the end of sort of your scene. A scene for the Day of Judgment. Allah says that the disbelievers they will be resurrected brought back to life. When they brought back to life, they say yeah, they say, Oh, my Oh my god. Yeah, this is like the modern way of you say, Oh, my God, like, you see something which is
so true, which is like your destruction. Yeah, well, that's a nice like someone saying, Oh, my destruction.
And they will say, Man bath and I'm in Medina, they say, Who is it that made us come out of this resting place who just made us come out of this spread? And who is going to bring this fatalism who is doing this to us? The response will come from the believers have a lot of Rama who was sought upon most of
the believers will say to them, this is the truth, what the Merciful One promised and what the believe is kept on telling what the mercy Lord kept on telling you what those messengers kept on telling you in the cattle mousseline, you are for the messages. They were messages that came before you. And you know what people remember you even after they die, people remember you, even after die, they were like, Man only listen to him in this life.
This is what he was telling me all that time. It's quite amazing. comes up many times. So there's some lessons here. The three lessons you can write them down, is number one. What we learned from this passage is that believers should consult one another when they are going through difficulties.
Where is this in the verse
Where a loss counselor consoles the process of in the Columbia mousseline consoling his aching heart, that don't worry, I am with you, and validating you, like I would say to Moosa further than, you know, yo, you and your brother to fit around in America, I am with you intently listening, and I see everything, I hear everything, I'm going to be with you. Because it's going to be difficult. And when believers go through difficulty, they should be other believers or come to the aid and support them. Yes, Allah supported his messages. And the people that carry the message of the messages need to support one another. There is another very important now times, because what we're seeing is in
fact, the opposite. The opposite. When a Muslim organization becomes defamed by the media, for example, recently, it was a deobandis. Yes, it was the turn of the deobandis pharma front page, on the newspapers being called extremists, you know, being called backwards, so on and so forth. And what happened, we find that other Muslims from different organizations, they said, either they said,
is happening to them, and Hamlet laughing to us.
And he, they just push them out of the bus. Thank God is them is not us, not realizing there's a lot to be authentic,
though, doesn't matter how liberal you are, as long as you say you're Muslim, they're gonna come up to you. That's, that's for sure. But the other thing is power.
They are you Muslim practice. And on top of this, the people that are attacking them or not attacking them, because they are deobandis, they are attacking them because they are Muslim.
So if someone attacks a Muslim, because they are Muslim, it is the duty of the other Muslims to come to this foot. Yeah, what we find in our time is that this is not happening. In fact, the opposite is happening. People are saying, Oh, my God is dumb.
And all those guys, you know, I don't even want to see myself with those guys anymore. Because maybe people say they're extremists. So you must be extremists is no, Salas don't follow anymore. Don't be
crazy. And the you know, the, the process of posting a famous heading is that most popular, comes to the aid of a servant, so long as his servant comes to the aid of others. So long as the servant comes to the aid of others, what is the last one, you know, the purpose of teaching us it is teaching us that if you want a lot to help you, one way of guaranteeing alassio is to help you Muslim brothers and sisters. And especially when you're living in very summer phobic terms, is very important that the Muslim community come together as one and support each other in every way that they can, and to look out for one another and to when others are attacked. For amongst them, they
come to this alternate, even spawn a quick phone call. Yeah, he's heard that, you know, people are saying stuff about you. Don't listen to the other day. No. Yeah, I know what you're like, Don't pay any attention to them. Do you need any help? Anything I can do for you? Do you know how much that helps? I'm gonna tell you a true story span of I cannot mention the name of the person very famous person.
And this happened about 10 years ago, this person became the most well known scholar from amongst this group.
And then what happened is, and there was a few mistakes made on his part, but the media jumped on this and the defendant destroyed his name and credibility.
What happened is one of my teachers said the other at that time even though this was a different group, different organization, he decided to phone him I just say to him, you know spawn is very sad to see what what is happening and in the mail nodular make it easy for you, do you need anything from me? And you know what that person said? He said to my teacher, that you know what,
I cannot believe that you have found me to say this to me, when my own people have deserted me.
The inner circle they abandoned him visiting you got yourself into this Miss
This is devastating for person. And then the opposite. To be happy to give him support more support is a huge thing for him because this is one of the benefits of this passage, because so one another, especially when in times of need. The other benefit is bring the proof before the case. What does that mean?
Well, you know, in a court of law, a very good lawyer. What he does is he says to the jury, my client has been accused of x y Zed. Is it? Is he innocent? Is he guilty. Let's listen to the evidence first.
They will make our decision in the same way, and lots of other big installs, they are seen. The evidence is brought forward one shocking look at the Quran, it is a piece of evidence, it is so full of wisdom, so beautifully organized, so authoritative look at this evidence.
Is it really possible that this man is making this up in the academy number seven, that is the case. He is truly one of those appeals sent the evidence in the Quran, but which one came first, the evidence or the case, the evidence came first. And this is more compelling as well. It is more compelling to bring the proof before you state your case. Now, I'm not saying that you use this against your wives, or against
saying that what you're doing now, just be smart and this is the chronic wisdom, give the evidence before you furnish the case shall not and and this is this is more compelling as well, you bring the evidence before you state your case. Now, then, the last lesson or one of the losses is to remain defiant now to remain defiant is very important. Even Please listen to this even when apparently you are you are the lower hand even when on the face of it you are suffering and suffering defeat, even then you should remain defiant.
And to give you an example of this in the Battle of water, amazing something amazing happens towards the end of the battle. The Muslims have to flee to the map the mountain range of offers and they are hiding somewhere out there in the in some of the parts of the mountain they cannot be seen. But other soufiane who is still a cushy emotionally at that time, he is the General of the Army. He wants to come right close to the mountain and took rubbish. We had to bring the Muslims down and listen to what he said because an exchange takes place with Muslims. And also here. The first thing he says is, is the father of Abu kochava is the son of a half or so life. Was he talking about? A
Walker is is the son of alpha pub, Allah is talking about
now, now to that the process of me said don't say anything.
Don't say anything. And I was getting very agitated. He wanted to say something.
he didn't say anything. Then also because he knew they were there. He said porn Are you gonna be hi obon meaning the infamous Idaho girl. He said over his champion today.
Then the process of said isn't any of you going to respond to that?
And this is your solution we say?
He said tell him a long agenda. Tell him that Allah is superior, the most superior and the most magnificent. Serve the hobby he shouted along Arlo
is still alive. Define his world. Right. And then also Sophia, he said
Lenin erza What
is it? We're Mirza. The idle we have reserved what are the we have no reserve
the president said on you can respond to them.
And they still slow shall we say you don't know what to say. Right? So he says say to him, Allahu Allah.
Tell him that Allah is our protector friend and you have no productive friend.
These guys What are they gonna do to finish off you know, keep coming back.
So he says this episode, he still continues to grow. He says
he says that this yo went beyond me better today. revenge for better last year.
Then our support, he doesn't need anyone to tell him anything now. He says you lie or enemy of Allah. Our dead in paradise you're dead in the hellfire.
Now you have to appreciate where this is coming from this is coming from Muslims who have suffered suffered big time they lost 70 companions that day. 70 commandments they were suffering as part they would have been devastating In fact, so demand 60 verse revealed about that portion of the monitor Allah Allah says himself while I think you know what, I
don't know Don't let your moral moral collapse here your morale don't collapse. What a dozen one don't don't grieve, Medina was grieving after
and two will alone Allah says because you are truly the superior ones in automobile if you have belief
If you're a man, you're destined to be, you're destined to prosper. Yeah. So this is the, you know, Islamic ethos, one of them is to always champion the religion and to remain defiant, remain defiant, even in times where, you know, Muslims are in a worldly sense they are suffering and down. And, you know, being faced by the enemies, they should never talk, lock it down. They shouldn't what we call a victim mentality, you know, victim mentality. And this is a big issues pharma, any Don't take too much time, but you hear a lot of brothers. In fact, anyone who opens their Facebook feed, all they see is just devastating news from random,
bad things happening all over the place. It's number four via taxes also, now, though, is important for that information to be known.
What the problem with it being bombarded at you is that you start to develop the victim mentality. When you think yourself, you are down, you are a debased person, your person who's lowly, your person is defeated your person who's always a victim, so on and so forth. And that brings about his own backward mentality. And last panel data and the process seven, he wanted us to be superior people and to speak like a superior people, regardless of the situation and your spot. There's one incident
where a man hubbub out of the locker and he comes to the process of him and another man. This is, again in late McKee phase where Muslims are being really persecuted. And he says to the processor, and processor, he's leaning against the camera.
And he says to him, make dua to Allah, that he helps us. That's what he said, led to automatically Allah helps us in our process, he said,
he said, What is the matter with you? The people came before you, because they believe they were put in the ground. And then a soul was passed to the head right down to the body.
What is the matter with you, other people came, and because they believed a metal comb, was passed through the flesh, taking care of the bombs.
In the components, Dad, you know, he said, Your people are just hasty.
Imagine, who is he saying that? He's saying that to a companion. Why? Why is he being so harsh? Because he's saying to him, don't speak like you are defeated, man.
Don't speak louder. Rather Speak up, you are a person who is great, because Allah has made you quit. And this is, this is deep. This is deep. And just to even elaborate on this, one of the brothers who's who's whose brother is a lawyer, he said that there's never been a presidential candidate in America that ever criticized the American people for doing anything wrong.
Rather, they all celebrate every little good thing an American does. Why? Because what that does is it makes people feel great. When they feel great, they start behaving other great people. And this is part of the American dream, whether this is fictitious or not. The reality is that when you start pumping out there, that you are greeted with this, you can do anything you want. This is the American you can become as rich as you want to do whenever you want. You are great people, even if they are not great people, they will believe the people. What then about great people, like the believers who don't integrate.
Yeah, it's a tragedy is a tragedy. And this is, though it's a tangent, but perhaps it is important to mention it and the last one knows best. Okay, shall just this verse, before we conclude that
this is according to some the second part of the oath. What else man take an oath to say first, he took an oath to first say in the current level, most of you are of those that have been set in our shoe said this validated the message of homosassa.
Then he said Allah Salatu was the team and you are upon a straight path, this validated the man himself.
I love LA to the message and then the man, how is the man being validated by saying Allah soroptimists I think that you are
Allah should not be translated as on here, but rather as it was, he said, it means if deserved, it means you are committed to you are attached to it you are holding on to so often stuck in a straight path, which is the use of translation. The word setup is very, very unique.
Every time anonymous said the student has a number of connotations, the first of them is that it is a pathway that is wildly clear. Every human being can recognize that this is the straight path, it is wildly second, he said it is something which is traversed at speed. Yeah, something that people will move across at speed. And he said this is because it is how it is raised, it is going upwards, it is going upwards. So, when you go up the hill, it doesn't have to go fast to go to get to get the top right. So, this is another connotation of the word Syrah. The third one is that it is math dude, which means that it is clearly demarcated, it is clearly a market, this is the setup, this is
outside the slot, this is our This is the setup, this is what it means. Now, putting this all together.
What it shows us is a number of things, first of all, that that the path that leads to Allah subhanaw taala
is not obscure or difficult to find for any person, any human being who wants to know what is Islam, he can find it with ease, it is wild, it is clear. And also, it teaches us that the path because it is upright also the opportunities,
it is on an incline, it is going upwards, that it leads to none other than the loss of power, it leads to a loss of power. Another connotation to the word is that it is worse they're white,
Jamie mentioned it as well. So wide meaning that as he said, it can accommodate every single human being from the time in person until the day of judgment, it is not the case that they can only be so many believers because the path is not big enough for the brother path is was is wide, and you can accommodate any who wish to traverse it. Then the word was the pain comes and the word was supreme function power, which means to stand and it just means that it is straight. Les Roger la era Joshua, he means it is not crooked, not like this and not like that. And that was he said that that means that this path that leads to a lot is the quickest path to Allah, as well as the only path because a
path that is straight is the shortest path. Therefore it is the quickest path to a lost partner. Another amazing thing about the restaurant, is that linguistically it has no plural, the word value,
the rule is through paths and paths. So the symbol slot, there's no sort of this doesn't exist, which means that there was a lot a lot chosen to refer to Islam, as if to say there's only one path. And the word itself doesn't allow you to speak about the boss. It's quite amazing. It is quite amazing. So I think I mentioned his point. So, what does it all mean? This is very important to understand what this verse is saying here. It is saying that the process of he is on a straight path meaning his character and lifestyle is like a straight arrow.
Yeah, that is how it is validating him as a man
that if a person was to observe this man was just the way he lives his life, not listening to his message. He would say, you know, this person is not messed up, as those people are saying this person is straight up right? He's a straight arrow. His character demonstrates that he is saying the truth. Yeah. So this is validation of the person's character.
Now I wanted to share with you wonder
what octave is in bubbles. What is the title
of a few minutes charts they're very amazing
with demonstrates the
the height of the ethical standards of the processor.
How these inside sort of underside
classes authentic martial law. This is the amazing story of the loudness act even though
you know, cut a long story short, this man he apostate he became Muslim. Then he turned his back on Islam and he joined the enemies of Islam against the Muslims.
On the conquest of Makkah, the process of him gave a general amnesty everyone was to be here except a few people even though he was one of the few men on that list the blacklist he cannot be forgiven if he's found us to be killed.
Because it is treacherous what he did Now what happens is that even a B sir is the half brother of Earth medic are found through breastfeeding.
Now Earth men are found he finds a bit of me so he says listen, we come to conquer makan unless you can't go anywhere. The time has come to become Muslim now. Again, truly is okay. Take the Muslim so if one takes him by his hand to the person and throws him standing there understanding and he says
Yes, with a lot except the beta.
And all of this, it was
your second time he knows, he asked a third time he knows, he asked the fourth time, and then the person looks at his companions around him. And he says, isn't there a smart person amongst you that you realize that the reason I'm not saying anything is because I'm waiting for one of you to get up and kill him?
Yeah. And, you know, the companion said, they said, you know, we didn't know what you were thinking in science.
So why didn't you give us an indication with your eyes. And then he said, in the Hola, Jamberry, the beam and takuna hoo ha.
He said, it is not befitting for a prophet, to deceive someone with his eyes.
Look at the ethical human character, the level of you know, ethics in the process of it is, on a whole new level, this situation, if any, there was ever an excuse to break that code, it would be now. But even in that situation, I can't, you know, just give it just to in my eyes,
I'll do that.
This, this, this, my character doesn't allow me to do that. You know, soprano. This is the character. So we find, you know, that process, find his character, you know, bore testimony to the fact that he is a messenger, that he's a messenger. So that's how the validates the message, and then validates the messenger. And that brings us onto the lesson from this from this part. But there are two, the first symbolism is good character goes a long way. Yeah, very important that as Muslims, we have to appreciate that having good character is not just a lifestyle choice, something good you should do. Rather, it is it is incumbent upon someone to really reform his character and be
an upright human being honest with integrity. person who speaks well, person who behaves well. And when he seen people see that this person is a person of sound character, very important.
And this is being illustrated to us because what's the need to highlight the character the person? Surely as somebody who would say, look, I speak the truth. Fair enough. I do some dodgy stuff. That doesn't mean it won't speak the truth, right?
Is he right?
Who is wrong? If someone says, Listen, I do our fair enough. You know, the way I drive my car is like a James Bond. I'm gonna kill someone. And fair enough. You don't want to do business with people, and only pay people on time and turn up too late to work? Who doesn't mind. And when I play my expensive knob, thrown a few travel expenses and stuff like that.
But that doesn't mean you should believe why I say the two different things right?
Because you're right.
it also, Paula.
I remember this. Two years ago, you know, Boris Johnson, when he was found out scandal broke out. He had an affair. Yeah. And then people gusting now to Serbia. But then some people said, Yeah, but the thing is he what he does in his private life, it shouldn't affect his job.
His job is private off to different things.
Some people peddle the argument.
If his wife contrast, you think that we should trust him? What kind of crazy ethics is this?
The point is upon is that your character and what you say go hand in hand actions speak louder than words. In fact, that's what we say, right? So this is the lesson for us. The person's character, butchers somebody to the truth of his message. And it means both important ones character as well as one's message. Then the last lesson here is that you should practice what you preach. You should always practice what you preach, meaning the person is calling to a message. And he's living by the messages. Well, he's doing both. And there's no disconnect between the two. And then our times you find many leaders, they speak fine words, but they don't behave themselves. Right. There's a
disconnect between the two. Rather this should never be the case. You know, they mentioned about
In his biography, one of the FBI agents who was standing or was outside of his house, listening into you know, they were eavesdropping into his conversations at home so on and so forth, monitoring him Secret Service. They said one of them said that what we found about Malcolm is that what he says in public, he lives by at home.
That's what we learn from listening into his conversation with his family. And that is goes a long ways pile. This is very difficult to do. But this is what we should divisional is done by we preach others that allow us to be himself.
no time for questions Charlotte maybe next week we can take the questions.