Channel: Asim Khan
RIC brings to you an 8 part in-depth intensive Tafsir, Linguistic analysis and lessons learnt from Surah Fatiha with Ustadh Asim Khan
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Okay, let's begin shall we are adverse number either three or number two depending on which view you take on the best manner Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Is it the first let's refer to her? Or is it the first verse of every single surah as an introduction? Yeah, it is not part of sort of Fatiha it is an introduction like it is an introduction to every single other surah of the Quran except for which Surah Surah October, so October. So islet is verse number two of us. Number three, and what is the verse Rahman Rahim?
Now, let us think about this.
In terms of a sequence, the verse before spoke about Alhamdulillah, horrible al Ameen, they ended by describing a lot to us as the rub of either all that exists beside him, or different types of species or races. And those two are very, very similar in meaning. But the main point here is Allah described himself as what being Arab, what do we say Rob meant? Those five main things, anyone remember any of those five?
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Master, Ascended Master. So after describing himself to us as being the master,
then Allah goes further in the next verse to describe himself more with two names are Rahman and Rahim, both of which are expressing to us his merciful attributes, yeah, his attribute of being merciful. And you have to appreciate that together. Because when I say to you, there is a master, and he's your master.
And you think about the master slave relationship. The last thing you would think about the master being his merciful, true or not.
That's probably the last thing the first thing you think when you think of a slave master, you think of oppression, abuse, here, aggressive, all these kind of different attributes come to your mind. But Allah Subhana, Allah described itself as being the master of all that exists, our master. And then he says, I am merciful,
merciful, and even the two names, they are all both derived from one root, which is Russia, which is Russia. We'll go on to what that means. But some other reflections just about the previous verse.
Allah He said is that the fact that Allah described himself as merciful after he described himself as being our master shows us the type of tarbiyah Allah gives his creation, to be a means the how, what kind of care taker he is of his creation.
The way he takes care of his creation is with mercy, compassion and love, as opposed to taking care of something with
A loss of profit describes the Tobia he gives to his creation as being one of mercy born out of mercy. And another very interesting point, it will ignore pain Rahim Allah mentioned
He said Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, herbal alameen, Allah first described himself with the name of Allah, which expresses his right to be worshipped, the one that is worshipped, the one is enslaved to and then described himself as being the rub.
And he said, he'll Allah first describe yourself with that Hulu here before rubia. And that means a lot of first describe yourself to human beings as the one worthy of worship, not the one that exists. Do you understand his point? And I didn't say the first thing mankind you need to know is that there is a creator who made everything. Rather Allah said, Allah is the one who deserves to be worshipped.
And then Allah described himself as the creator, the master of everything that exists, as if to say that human beings you already know that you will not create it out of nothing,
isn't it? It's an assumption. And if someone says human beings, they don't know whether there is an alarm or not.
They don't know. It's a clean slate. People don't know that they were created. Now, this is absolutely false. Every single human being has it ingrained within within them a filter, which tells them many things. The first thing it tells them that there isn't a lot. And also the inclination to worship a lot. But that is where mankind mess up, isn't it? That is where they mess up. And the story of shavon Iblees is symbolic of that missing up. Yeah, he knew Allah. But he refused to worship Allah. Yeah. And that is such an amazing story. Like a police. I can you imagine? He spoke to Allah. In Surah shaden. He says to Allah, Allah be the man of whitening. He spoke to Allah after
he disobeyed Allah and said, My master, he described him as Rob, not even Rob, Rob, be my master. Because you misled me. Well, you are the builder. I will then go after the children of Adam. So he knew Allah. He spoke to Allah, He affirmed with his tongue that allies is Rob. But what didn't he do? He didn't want to obey and worship on law,
isn't it? So the fact is that we know we didn't come out of thin air. But where we mess up is that we find it difficult to be the slave of Allah. And that's why he described himself as a law first and then the robe. Okay, so now let us go to this verse. R Rahman r Rahim.
These two names Ar Rahman AR Rahim, both expressed the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. But the root word is Rama and Ashima can be translated as love, compassion, and mercy.
How do people usually translate R Rahman r Rahim? Any offers? How do you usually read it in the books of translation? Yes.
The most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Any other takes?
The most great loss hi No.
concern for translation. You're reading it mixed up. Yes.
The Merciful, the very merciful. The benefits and you heard this word benefit. Maybe you heard about you scared of pronouncing
question How many times have you used the word benefits and before?
It means that the translation is not really doing his job. Translation is supposed to tell us what it means. And if he's using words that we don't know what they mean, and it's not doing a good job. But the issue is that they are difficult to translate. But at the end of this darkness in sha Allah will ask you to get to your own translation based on the meaning that we have explained to try and translate a ramen or rhyme. So the root is Rama. And that means love, compassion and mercy. The ancient Arabs, okay, the ancient Arabs would refer to the womb of the mother as the Russian. Yeah, the same root letters are ah ha meme Russian, Russian mole, Marathi, the womb of the mother. And
that's upon a lot, you know, really shows us the nature of this attribute for the womb of the mother to be called a Russian from the same root of Rama shows us how the Arabs thought about the idea of mercy. And even as human beings that are non Arabs only we can appreciate that the womb and the way the mother looks after the
Baby and the connection between mother and child is a connection of mercy, isn't it? I mean, no one has more mercy for another person than the mother for the child true or not. Yeah. And this is one of the routes rushing. Yeah. And there is an amazing Hades panela. Inserting a body. Most of you are aware of this hadith. But reflect over this because this hadith brings together the idea of allows mercy and the mercy of the mother and her child. In a hadith reported by Rama mahapatra, the amount that he said once some prisoners were being brought to the province that Allahu alayhi wa sallam meaning this was after the war. And there were some prisoners of war now that were being rounded up.
There was a lady. She was walking around frantically looking for something. He she was looking for her young child, he'd gone missing. And anyone who's a parent here knows that that feeling is a nightmare. That feeling is a nightmare feeling to even for a split second to not know where your child is. It can make you go crazy. So this is a scene of a mother looking for a job. Everyone noticed that she is panicking. Then I'm going to hop off says she found her son.
And what does she do? She went up to her child, embraced it, put it next to her chest and then began to breastfeed it. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then said to his companions, does any one of you think that this lady would be able to throw her child into the fire?
And they all said, No, Yasser Allah, if she has the ability not to, she would never do that. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Allah who are Hammel very bad, he mean had he be one of the Ha. Allah is more merciful to his servants than this lady to her child.
Oggi that Allah has more urashima to his creation than a mother to her child. And the mother in that situation is not just any mother is a mother who's so concerned about her child.
And it makes you think that this attribute urashima of Allah is powerful. Yeah, is powerful and is very
extreme as well is very extreme as well. So this is the roots now, there is one scholar, a master of the Arabic language around Swanee. Many of you may have heard of him. sixth century scholar and he wrote a diction of the Koran where he went through many of the words and he explained them in detail. He said about the the name of Rahman Al Rahim, as follows. He said, firstly, Rama What does it technically mean? He said, that pattern is an illusion. He said it is a softness a compassion by which goodness is shown to the object of mercy. So he described it as a feeling first report, like a tenderness softness that a person has. But he said is more than that. It leads someone to show
goodness to the object of their mercy. And then he said about Allah subhanaw taala. When Allah is described urashima then it is more to do with that act of showing goodness to his creation. Okay. And if you reflect over that, what he's saying is that there's a difference between theory and the act itself. Like imagining any someone is looking for a dish, the voice is his daughter, and you come to this are no good, brother. Is it? Okay, okay. Tell me about the brother. You say he's a nice guy. You say you might be nice to his friends. Why is he going even nice to my door? Yeah, you could say he's a nice guy. Nice, but theoretically is nice. But is he gonna be nice? You know, that's the
issue here. So a lot of people as funny. Rahim, Allah is saying, Allah subhanaw taala when he's described with urashima, is to do with how he shows that mercy to his creation, by way of blessings and grace. And if you think about it,
there's one surah in the Quran, named after one of these names was What is it?
Surah Rahman. How does it begin? Ar Rahman
Ar Rahman Ar Rahman
He is the merciful
how exactly because he taught you the Quran.
He showed you that mercy. And the you know, the height of that mercy of a lot of mankind. He sent a man named Mohammed Abdullah for a long while to sell him
He taught you the Quran. And that is the greatest act of mercy of God to mankind. A lot of people don't appreciate this. A lot of people don't appreciate this, that this Islam is mercy.
And you know why it's mercy? because it saves you from jahannam. That's why it's, that's why it's mercy.
It's not mercy, because any old help you to achieve a state of peace in this dunya a secondary is not mercy because it makes you a nice citizen of the state. No, it is urashima. And that's why the term is called our motto de la the mean, not because he showed people how to be nice to each other. No, it's because he showed people how to save themselves from the fire of Johanna. And believe me, there's no greater act of compassion
than to save someone from the fire of gentlemen tonight, honey, imagine you could feed someone for their whole life. But if they died as a disbeliever, they're going to spend the eternity in the Hellfire May Allah protect and preserve us for any, that is not compassion.
To save someone from hunger is an act of kindness, but it is trumped by saving someone from jahannam. And whoever does both of those has done the best ever done both those done the best. So we said a lot last fall. And he said, it is more to do with the act of showing mercy to his creation than it is to do with his nature. Then he said about the name of Russia. He said about the name of Russia man that it is a very unique name.
such that its meaning dictates that no one else can name themselves or a man.
Because he said, the meaning of man is that the mercy of God encompasses everything around him. It was the akula shea butter, you feeling hot? You can put the fan on the backyard of Mount Rushmore, he was he had cooler shade. Therefore, no one can name themselves right man, not a rush man.
Rush man. Why because rush man means the one whose mercy encompasses everything and can Is that possible for anyone? To be able to have mercy with everything that exists? No, it is impossible. So he said just like you cannot call yourself harlot, what is called mean creator.
No one can call themselves by name.
Because that is a meaning, which is divine. Yeah, so he's a rush man is unique in that way, no one can be named rush man.
Then he moved to Rahim. He said for him. It means mercy again, we will discover how they are different. He says Rahim. It was attributed to another person in the Quran as well. Anyone know who
who was also called someone who is Rahim.
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good attempt though.
There we go. Surah Toba, Allah said lapada Kumara Suleiman unfussy Kumar Aziz and Ali Hema, and this is unbelievable. The way I'm gonna describe the process of them, really universal reflects over it will be reduced to test he said, Truly already a messenger has come who is one of you, as he is on it, he monotone, it grieves him that any harm should come to any of you. How do you soon alikum he's very anxious regarding you, meaning he's very anxious that you are guided and end up in general and not in jahannam what Bill Mena sorry, Bill Maher, Nina, are all for
Russia. And with regards to the believers, he is our oath, which means compassionate and regime.
regime regime, this is the second name or rushman regime. So the meaning of regime he said is different to Russia man. Yeah, this is what is the conclusion which is different. What is the difference around when he says the difference is as follows. As for our rush, man, it refers to the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he shows to every one of his creation, believers and disbelievers in this dunya because Allah says, Our rush man will allow SR WA, or rush man grows upon the throne. And the throne of Allah is over all the creation. So our rush man, he is to all of creation.
In the dunya, but then in the ark era, the disbelievers will be deprived from the mercy of Allah. But Allah will continue to be merciful to the believers and that is why is called a regime
a regime that his mercy will extend from this dunya and continue on to touch the believers in Africa, male lawmakers from those people. So, he said this is the difference between a man
Okay, this is one opinion Okay, this is one opinion. Now, to look at this in more detail, more detail.
Russia man and Rahim linguistically, Dr. fabula samourai, half of the Allies a scholar master of the Arabic language and he has some work on the Quran, linguistic analysis, which to be honest, is second to none. And those of you that listen to us normally Han
much of what he basis is the serum, especially in the beginning is the works of Dr. Feldon assembled it so he said a rush man, there are three points to mention about a rush man linguistically and Rahim they are two points as for rush man, he said Firstly, it is a mercy that is happening right now.
Point number one it is happening right now. Point number two is that it is temporary or transient it can come to an end
and point number three it is extreme. It is extreme in Arabic they call that mobile. Yeah, it is more intense. So there are three things What are they the first is
is happening right now.
Temporary and as extreme as extreme. very merciful, incredibly merciful. Now as for Rahim, it means that Firstly, it has always been, I will continue to be something that is always been happening and will continue to happen. And the second thing is that it is also extremely slow. Now if you put them together,
you find something quite amazing. And the best way to appreciate the combination of the two names is perhaps with the following example. Imagine you are shipwrecked. Okay, you went
you went on a trip, okay, and
had some problems and you find yourself shipwrecked. Then you come to a desert island. Okay, you come to a desert island. And you see some people have inhabited the island. You don't know them. They don't know you. But you come hungry. You come thirsty, you come with nothing.
And you meet the people and you say Where am I? They said you are on an island. And we have with us the king. If you want to live on this island, you got to live by the king's rose. So then he says, Okay, this king, what is he like? They say the king is they describe him as someone merciful. He said, Okay, that's excellent. Fantastic. That's the first thing I wanted to do here. That King is gonna show me mercy. But then you're thinking, merciful what to me right now. Like, after I get myself so it get my house and my job is he can continue to be merciful to me. And they say yeah, he's he's also permanently merciful. So high as fantastic. You're getting most of you now. And in
the future, isn't it? Yeah. He's, he's always like that now, as well as in the future. And then you say, how merciful though? I mean, would you would you? What's your definition of mercy? I mean, like, Is he gonna give me a set of clothes? A place to live? Would he give me a car? Like how miserable is no, he's extremely miserable. I think wow, this is everything. I couldn't want anything more than this. Isn't it? Just imagine Yanni, the same scenario? Allah is addressing mankind. And he chose you. I'm your master. And you think oh, my master.
I'm scared. Allah, you own me. You own everything. How will you treat me?
A rush man is merciful to me now. And then
what about the future? What about my children? What about after? No, he's a regime as well. And how much mercy incredible mercy, mercy beyond your imagination. Rashmi it was the article. And this beautiful compliment that you find is by placing both these names together a Rahman Al Rahim because
It covers everything. It covers the past it covers the present and it covers the future yeah covers the past present and it covers the future
there's one liquidity point hit dimension is all the idea of synonyms, yes synonyms, two words that essentially mean the same thing. Then in our in in Quranic studies, there are two views. Some say that the more for that which means synonyms
can be of the same meaning as in 100%. Man or Rahim Some say it means exactly the same thing, because they have the view that synonyms can mean exactly the same thing. However, many other scholars say no, if two similar words are placed side by side, it must be the case that there are differences between the two isn't it especially if they sound different? or rushman or Rahim there must be some subtle differences. Okay, no lol and perhaps this is the correct opinion especially when an ambassador the grandma said man fit dunya Rahim Phil after a rush man merciful in the dunya Rahim merciful in Africa. Okay.
Now we have the activity. Okay, what was the activity?
chance translate me. Rahman Rahim. Now you know what it means. You know what it means? According to a rock was funny, you know, the linguistic nuances are. So go ahead.
If a non Muslim came to you and said, Look, this version of Ron Hubbard something different from it. What's your translation?
Yeah, you in pairs? I'll give you two minutes. Let's see who gets the best translation. You need to translate R Rahman r Rahim.
Your two minutes start now. Okay, and I'm going to pick people to tell me what their translations are. There are three spiritual lessons that we can learn just from this verse, please write them down. I will then explain the Michelle the first lesson is if you want permanent mercy, you have to be a real slave of Allah. If you want to be if you want permanent mercy, you have to be a real slave of Allah.
Number two, never despair.
if Mercy is important to Allah, it should be important to us. Yeah.
If Mercy is important to Allah, it should be important to us.
Now the first one, if you want permanent mercy, you have to be a slave of Allah. This is combining between verse Al hamdu, lillahi, Rabbil aalameen. And not rush man, Rahim. Because Allah describes himself as the master of all that exists, which means that we are
slaves, that Allah tells us that that mercy or Rahim, will continue to be shown to
the believer, and who is the believer? He is a slave. So if you want to have permanent mercy, then you need to be a slave on lots of panel data. Okay, this is combining between the two.
And to be honest, if even if you look at the fact that a lot shows mercy to a disbeliever, someone who is too arrogant to prostrate their head to Allah, I mean, just imagine Yanni. If you if you think of that on a human level, that's like, you're a boss of a company. Okay, you got loads of employees, man, maybe some of you are inefficient. You've got many workers. And you have this this one guy always comes late to work. That one guy, it always comes down to it doesn't matter what you say to him, threatening whatever, he never come on time. And I wonder he not only tons of late, okay, knowing that he totally doesn't do any of his work. Okay, he wants to leave early. It was
going on there. And then what happens? He's still gonna pay me everything in
you think what's good?
What would you think? and our other person who still paid him in full thinks Something's definitely special about this person is not normal. Okay, normal people would say, there's the door, okay, going on someone outside, you know, get nothing from me.
I must have
created these human beings, he created them. And he ingrained in them the desire to worship him. Then he sent signs in the universe, each of them pointing towards his existence and his right to be worshipped and then he sent messengers and then
Send Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with a Koran, which is a living miracle. And then you still deny and disbelief.
And despite that Allah still shows you mercy.
And this is unimaginable. Yes. unimaginable. So the first lesson my brothers and sisters is that you may enjoy mercy in this dunya.
But make no mistake, there's no mercy for people in Africa if they don't believe in Allah subhanaw taala Make no mistake. The second lesson is never to despair. If you think about how many times R Rahman r Rahim are on the tip of our tongues, because of the way Allah made it so prominent in this religion, like Bismillah R. Rahman. And how many times in your life have you said Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
1000s 1000s even when you read the Quran Bismillah R Rahman are a
part of so many as God okay part of so many as God. Allah wants us to keep on remembering that he is a Rahman. And Rahim Yeah. And that should teach us that we should never despair of Allah's mercy. No matter what I have done what you have done. What sins what shameful things what indecent things what, fraudulent things whatever we have done. No one should ever say to themselves, Allah will never forgive me. Never.
And unless others tells it in the Quran
Yeah, you alladhina hear anybody? Let's find the cause upon the service, la de Cana to mere Rahmatullah. Do not despair of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala don't despair, who is ordering us not to do that? And what is amazing is that the one who is telling us not to despair of His mercy is the same one who knows exactly what we've done in our life visiting, Allah knows everything we've done, and despite knowing all the bad we've done, he's still telling us Don't you dare display of My Mercy, don't you do a display of My Mercy? And that should tell us that if we ever say to ourselves, no no that thing alone many alone forgive them, this is a huge mistake. Yeah, this is a huge mistake
lies are a man or him and the third lesson is if we want if Mercy is important to Allah, then it should be important to us what does this mean?
Okay, we should be merciful to other people.
Very good. So, if no, so, again, if we expect
Okay, if we expect to be shown mercy, by a lot and we should show mercy to others, though, that is true. That is true. There is another way of looking at as though which is that if Allah is so merciful, and mercy mean so much to Allah, then we should try and embody
Yes, here being godly people, right. And that means being merciful to each other. And you know, what is amazing is that what is the secret behind a good relationship with another person, whether a friend, colleague, family, wife, husband, like, what is like a key component of a successful relationship?
There is a verse in the Quran was father spoke about the husband and wife. Yeah, you know, the verse, so room, everyone has been married, not decided on the wedding day.
And then they forget the
last one that says that from His Signs is that he created from amongst yourself as word Lita, schooner, LA, her wa Jalla, ballyknocken. Now what data Rama
any created from
in the relationship between the man and woman two
qualities, the first one is Melinda and Melinda is the affection, the ability to be affectionate towards one another. And the second is what?
Rama, Rama? And if you really think about that,
to be honest, for any relationship to flourish, there needs to be a level of mercy between the two people, isn't it? Otherwise, it's very difficult for any relationship to progress. If there's no mercy being shown from one to the other.
Then you just reach a place where neither party wants to continue even in business through not even in business. How much of a difference does
it make when your business partner just throws in a little extra? Yeah, it doesn't have to just goes the extra mile is called customer good customer service, you know, and don't get me started and good customers.
But the company
give good customer service are the ones that usually do the best to know what is good customer service is just showing man, isn't it,
you know, some compassion towards the other person. So here, and this is a bit of a deep point that we need to reflect about the relationship we have with other people, that Russia means so much to Allah, it means that it means it should mean a lot to us, especially in our relationship with other people. If you are able to exercise more mercy with someone, believe me, that will go a long way in bringing that relationship and making the relation flourish. Okay, and the last partner knows best and the last point is the link to the next verse.
Just after this inshallah, the last point is a link to the next, what's the next verse?
Maliki omitting Allah then says he is the Owner of the Day of Judgment, the day where good people will be given good and bad people will be given punishment. May Allah save us and protect us. So the next verse is very different to this verse, right?
In fact, it's almost the opposite. This one is about how unbelievably merciful God is. And then if you were to really reflect over this as my so merciful, Rahmani Raheem is gonna forget Sure. Never despair. Or,
what do people do? Start doing dodgy things? They say, by Sir, what's going on with off licence? You know, I don't think you should be doing
Eliza food right?
Before I forget, okay, this this interest is rebuys. Dangerous, was merciful. Allah is merciful.
See, the thing is, you can go to the extreme.
thinking only about the mercy of God. Yeah. And many people do that. So you sign the next verse is a beautiful balancing of the equation.
The first verse of Russia makes a person hopeful of God's mercy and forgiveness. But then the other the other verse makes him think Hang on, there's also a possibility of punishment as well. Yeah, but also myself out thinking about our lol forgive me and have mercy on me, then I better think about the consequences. Maliki Ahmed Dean. Yeah, and this is known as muthoni. Yeah, the Quran is described as muthoni in the Quran in surah. Zuma law says that it is a Kitab with a shabby hum, with the shabby hon muthoni that this book is similar in. It has similarities, okay. It's similar in his nature, okay. Things are similar in their themes. And then it's called muthoni and muthoni means
contrast or pairs of contrast. So wherever you find mention of jahannam for sure, you will find mention of gender. And wherever you find mention of a threat you also find the mention of a promise is something when you go home inshallah read the Quran, you find this, okay, and this contrasting is amazing. I'll finish on this point. It's amazing because if you weren't emotionally listening to the Quran, yeah. Then your emotion will go like this and like this, isn't it because emotion is taking you from this spectrum to this spectrum? And the only way I can really explain it to you is like, you know, when you like read a really good book. Or maybe when you watch a really good movie, I
don't know you guys who don't watch movies.
Just say just imagine if you are you know someone who does
you know those really good movies that take you on a rollercoaster Don't
there's something on notice? So what happens is that you know, the end of the movie is a combination, right? danger. You know, the hero looks like his maze match. all doom and gloom? No, this is too much now. Now, is he gonna make it? Oh, oh, he does. Yeah, he gets out of it. He wins and he goes back to friends and family and he lives happily ever after. You see that combination? The is not the other fear. And then the happiness together side by side for some people is too much. Look to your side. The brothers crying
too much to me says come on man up man. So that the contrast okay? Is has an emotional psychological impact on the person if you knew what it means. Emotionally, you would be charged
So it is marathon. Beautiful Rahmani Raheem, and you're emotionally single how Allah is so merciful, unbelievable, out of this world, Maliki on thin line, he could take me to task for the bad things I do. Up and down. It's like, wow, yeah, this is, this is from the miraculous nature of the Quran. May Allah make us from Quran, the people of Allah Subhana Allah, and this brings us to the end of the panicle don't have the shadow light and stuff you want to be like, what is a quantum field? Okay, questions. I know you've investing to ask a question. Anyone who needs to leave, they can leave in Sharla. Go ahead.
But he had to hang up though.
Well, the thing is, some people have it like a joint name, like
Rockman. That means slave of Rama.
Yeah, they should, no one should have the name of nothing.
You should change that name should not have the name of Allah. Allah knows best because
it's a second last verse. I think it's worse than 127. Yes.
No, no, no.
I said after is eternal.
Any other questions? What about from the sisters? Who can go to the sister side? Can you send someone to suicide?
Would you be able to go to society and see if there are any questions? Yeah.
Just come back in Sharla. Does not? Yes.
So for those that are still with us, please. There's a question.
Okay, the question is, when you speak about God's mercy, and the presence of misfortune, how do you reconcile the two? This is a common common question. Yeah, age old question about if God is merciful than Why is the Why is the evil? Why is the injustice was there, etc, etc.
there's a number of points to mention. The first is that you have to frame the discussion.
If we are talking as to secularists, that do not believe in a life to come, then this question has no answer. Because if there is no concept of a life to come, then what's the purpose of it? Or what's the purpose of it? Or there's no purpose? Why did God What? Will I create all this without a purpose? Yeah, I that means he's about God. When are you as biller? Oh, there is no good. Yeah. But once you say Hang on a minute, I need to clarify something. You know, there is a life to come. And this life is temporary. And it's a doorway into one of two places, either a place in paradise or place in hellfire. Everything in this life is geared towards trying to get us into the right place.
Yeah. And part of that is how we deal with difficult situations. Yeah, if we can deal with difficulties in a positive religious way, those difficulties are in fact, stepping stones to get into the doors of paradise. Yeah, and this is something which is not an alien concept. We appreciate this concept in our daily lives, like even studying to become wherever you want to become a professional. The fact is, there are things that you that you have to do that you don't like doing. But when you come out the other side, you're like, you know, what, five years in uni, all those exams, I have nightmares for the exams, but the kind of helped me you know, I kind of understand
things a bit better, I shaped my character, you know, got to meet people, all these things, you start to reflect over the positives, right? So that idea of the struggle having many benefits is not an alien idea what is the problem is the person doesn't appreciate the life to come. And this life is not the end all and beall This is the main issue. So if you can clarify like this, shall the person will, will be able to appreciate this along. I don't know if that helps.
Oh, you mean you're talking about ISIS?
just shorten the question for me again, I didn't get the whole question. Yeah.
Okay, so this is the same question again. And he The fact is that
the whole idea is more applicable to a believer than this video because a believer, Allah subhanaw taala you know, for them once more good than for someone who doesn't believe in him. Yeah. And goodness is shown in many ways and even Spanner the word Allah described themselves on Roku and Rahim and some of the scholars said there is a difference between the two The difference is that are off okay, is an act of mercy, which can be seen as an apparent act of mercy. Whichever way you look at it, as for urashima, it is an act of mercy that sometimes you cannot cannot appreciate, that is an act of mercy. Kind of like the saying every cloud has a silver lining. Yeah, same idea. The fact
is that the Muslims are through the difficulties that we are all going through, are being awoken from a state of slumber that is the that is the conclusion. Yeah. And the quicker we can, you know, come to terms of what is happening and why it is happening, the quicker the situation will change for us, inshallah.
Okay, same question for sister as opposed to for someone's surname to be Rashomon. As far as I know it is impermissible. You will double check in Sharla. Next week, we will tell people to change their name.
Next, we will come in and just explain again, Shannon. Okay, no more questions. Okay. ballclub.
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