Thrown in a Well – Episode 19

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Thrown in a Well
(Tafseer Ibn Taymiyyah of Surah Yusuf)

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Episode 19 – verses 64 – 68
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alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah at a man acmella nuclear health Villa he he married the Bina Mohammed denwa and he was such a big Marion's Burg Somali come after la he worked out to the president sisters and welcome to the continuation of the series will use of Elisa ram

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this there is inshallah we'll be taking vs number 6465 67

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until 68 will take up to 68 in sha Allah

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Let's start by reciting this part first feroza Villa hamina Shane banyuwangi Bismillah

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R Rahman Kamali come

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to Kamala he Ming Campbell for long haul you don't have

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any

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further home at

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home on that.

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The bar on tuna on dent Elena one

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on one is Kayla there and

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then can Kane we see Paul Allen

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had to do an email

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me not long.

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A Ba ba

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ba ba ba boo monkey

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Paula Bernie, Hulu

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Hulu in

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Hong

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Kong

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in Shaco Illa.

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Allah He can

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he

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can

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kill

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the horn, Holloman. Hi, Mr.

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Shea in in jet, three in FC khumba combo.

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The parts of the story by the sisters that we are now

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is the part where the brothers are now coming to dad and requesting a request that they once made long ago, but this time is very different. It's a request to have the half brother Binyamin

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be given to them next year to go on a trip to Egypt. Why do they want to go to Egypt with Binyamin? Well, because this time when they came to Egypt in order to get food because as you know, their families spread all the way to Palestine. As ease who doubt they don't know is useless. And I'm sad to them that if you don't bring your brother next time,

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then there's going to be nothing for you for me and what are the collarbone don't come back here either. So he threatened them. And he's also enticed them as low as entice them by treating them really well. When they first came here. He filled up all of the loads. And according to some scholars, they asked look, can we also have an extra load for our brother? He's not actually here with us right now. And so useful is wrong. He says no problem it gives them but then he says Okay, next time you can bring me your brother. Otherwise if you don't bring your brother means you're lying. If you're lying, then don't bother coming back here. So he treats him really well. He says

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Anna Heilmann zilean look I've been with you. I've been a fantastic host to you guys. The least you can do is come back next year with your brother

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Then if you don't, he makes a threat. He also does one other thing, which is that the bedarra the sellable commodities that they brought along with him to exchange for the food he takes that tells his servants to put it, hide it back in their luggage.

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So now the brothers have gone back home and when they come back home, the first thing they do is go to dad and say monumental kale in a very melodramatic way. They're being very like, you know, dramatic about this monumental kale that the next year, the next year is measure from the Aziz has been denied already means food next year, we're not going to have any debt. Big problem, unless you can send the brother with us next year. Okay. Now when they say that jacobellis and I'm the father has this to say

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all Amano Kumar, li la cama Ameen to kumada him in public, he said, how will my trusting him to your care be different from interesting his brothers before? And there's two views as to what Dr. Coburn Islam was saying here. The first view mentioned by me is that young COVID, Islam is saying, Do you think I'm going to trust you with this one?

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Like I trusted you with his brother from before meaning

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I may allow him to go with you. Because I see that there is a benefit a muscle or her there, that we really do need food next year, because we're suffering. But I'm not going to just give him to you, like I gave you civil Islam to you, there's going to be different this time. How is it going to be different? I'm going to take a mophie from you a malefic is we'll explain the very, very strong covenant, maybe I'm gonna make you swear by Allah, that you're going to bring him back. So we're not going to give it to like a good use of Islam. That's one view. The second view is color. Hello, I'm Andrew Kumar Lee. Do you expect me to trust you with him? means I'm not going to there is no way.

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Okay, I'm going to trust him with you, like are interested useful? Is that from before to you guys, it's not going to happen? Okay. If you go with the first view that he's saying, okay, I may allow you to, but it's going to be different this time gonna make you take an oath. Then the next. The next words, which are fun long, hiren halophila. And allies, the best Guardian means that you know, you just said, Send Binyamin with us next year, we're in half, you will indeed we are, you know, strong protectors of him. Well, the reality is, for long claim half eaten alive is far better, a protector of the new guys, you're saying that you're going to protect him, but lies far better? A

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half that all of you. And I'm trying to show lots of mercy to my my son here by trying to protect him looking out for him. But the reality is, we're who are have wronged him in a law is more merciful than the merciful people. Okay. So this is like the first view, the second view, which is that there's no way I'm going to send them with you.

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For long hi halophila In that case, means that

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I'm trying to look out for my son by saying no way I'm going to send them with you. But the reality is that

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my prediction is only this much a lie is the best to protect us. Yeah, I can't protect my son from every harm. The reality is a lie is the best to protect us. And he's more Beloved, he's more compassionate and forgiving and merciful to people than I could ever be towards my son. Okay. Now, if you take the, if you look at either views, both of them have one clear message, which is that jacobellis Okay, he trust in Allah. Regardless, whether he sends him, he's still saying Allah will protect him better than I could. Or if he says, No, I'm not gonna send him but even if I don't send him he still doesn't mean that he's protected. In both instances, he's saying Allah, you are the

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best of protectors. He's placing his tawakkol in Allah. Yeah, this is the main thing that jacobellis I'm expressing it. The other thing is showing us here is that, you know, the believer, he doesn't get bitten from the same hole twice, right. As far as I'm say this and I didn't say Buhari, that the believer is not stung. From Joshua Anwar, he didn't attain from the same hole twice. Meaning, jacobellis have already a bad experience with them before. They came asking for usefulness. And he said, Okay, take him begrudgingly. And look what happened. Now, even though it's like 40 years later, the same thing is happening again. You know, he's not gonna fall for that, again. The

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believer doesn't do that. He doesn't get taken, you know.

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Doesn't get. Yeah. But taken advantage of twice. That was once the next time No way. Okay, no way.

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And the other thing that teaches us is that you know, sometimes you can have so one you can have a bad assumption about people.

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Just like in the beginning where they came along and said looked at, you know what happened. The wolf Akela was the use of Islam. Rama jacoba. Islam said then he didn't believe, did he? He said, but it's so well it's lachemann Fusco, Mama, rather your souls have just beautified this matter to meaning he said, I don't believe you what you're saying. Yeah. So we discussed this last time, he said, you know, generally speaking, we have been prohibited from having what's called pseudo learn about other people, bad assumptions, thinking that, oh, someone's suspicious or they're sinister, or they've got an ulterior ulterior motive. But we said, like you've explained, sometimes it's allowed.

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Yeah. Does anyone remember what we said? When is it allowed to, like think bad of someone on? They're not telling the truth? Or? And I don't really believe them. I'm not going to give them the benefit of the doubt here. Anyone remember? Okay, one brother here. Anyone else?

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another brother, anybody else?

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further

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you got good grounds to base your assumption on mean base your bad assumption on? Okay, what do you mean by good grounds?

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Okay, so someone's told you look, you know,

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this brother, you know, he's had bad business experience from before I'd be honest with him, he defrauded me, don't do it.

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Or maybe if someone comes ask for your sister's hand in marriage method, and the brother says, look, that brother any, you know,

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I know some things about him is not that good.

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Okay, so, that is something coming to you. And it's making you not have none of that person that is basically evidence. Yeah, whether someone told you or you experience something bad yourself, or whether that person is showing you something bad from themselves, all of those things are like evidence is here. So, this is the this is how you combine between the two that you are supposed to have one good assumption about everyone.

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However, it only goes so far if they are evidence is to show to the contrary that this person is not really

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you know, truthful in this way. In this particular matter, then don't go and be naive and say no so has done regardless of why no of you regardless what people say I'm still going to go ahead. And you know, take your word for it. No, that's that's being naive. Yeah, so in the same iacobelli Sam has already had bad experience from them. So when they come to the second time, he's not gonna say Oh, yeah, go ahead. No problem. He says no, I'm not gonna trust you with him. Oh, I want to get to trust you within this time. If you take an oath before Allah subhanaw taala okay. And it just teaches us that you know,

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you know your reputation precedes you if you had a bad rip with people in the past then don't expect you know people to take you seriously in the future.

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The

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next verse

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Now if we say is Panama that your accumulation arm is asked by sons can we have been the mean to take next year and jacoba isms? No way it's not going to happen. Then you think oh, man, that's it. end of the road, the Congo back next year? Yeah. Useful so I'm already told them you don't bring the brother then pause. Don't over come back here. So what happens? Well, that thing that useless and I'm

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putting back they bar, it comes on you to rescue if you'd like to plan. Well, Lamar Fattah, who Matera on budget will be LA, Rue de la him. And then when they opened up the saddlebags and found the merchandise returned to them, they said callooh Yeah, Verna mannerly. So they got they said that no. Okay. They said for fair enough. What do you do now? Well, let's unpack our things. They take the bags of the camels, and they unpacking and as they unpacking this thing, what are these things? This is our bar. This is a thing that we went to Egypt with and we gave to us even exchange for the food that Elena is being returned back to us. So they realized straight away what's going on. They

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realize that, wow, Aziz, he's been so generous. He's given us all back. In reality, he's given us everything for free. When they see that, and they show this to dad, then they say, Dad

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Fallujah, Ivana, our Father, man, absolutely, man, he has two meanings. The first meaning is man ability means we don't have an ulterior motive here, man, every man is looked at, look for yourself, you know, we're telling the truth. We're not saying this for any other reason, except what we told you manually. The second meaning is that man, I believe, what more could we ask for? What more could we seek? We went there had to take a bit longer with us exchanged it, we got food in return. And on top of that, the law was returned back to us. I mean, what more could we ask for that? You know, it's like they're trying to now make a case with dad again. And dad's obviously thinking, whoa,

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this is quite strange. They went all the way there and they will treat you so generously. Okay, I'm listening. Now they bring three points of persuasion, they make three different points to try and persuade their dad. One last time last ditch attempt. And the interesting thing here is if you look at this, what they're going to say next, they make three points. And then they repeat one point twice. Okay, they repeat one point twice. Let's see what they say.

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They say how he did it now that Elena this here, this is the bedarra albida, which has been returned to us meaning Aziz has been so generous. He's been given us all back to us. We got everything for free. Now they make the case number one one Miro.

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Miro Helena meeru comes from maraya Miro, which means to give food to your family from another country. Above who he said it means to provide food for your family, from another country. So you've gone far away to a distant land, just to bring back some food to take care of your family. Okay.

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Now, the word Mara already means to take care of your family. They say in the middle learner, to take care of our family. Our family, as if they saying, you know, the reason we want to go next time. First reason that is really want to take care of our family. That's the main reason we want really, you know, amuro and our family. That's really why we're saying oh, this is really what we're really passionate about this and why we really want to go next year with Benjamin is for the family. When amuro Elena, why not do a Honda second reason? We want to take care of Hannah, our brother. Yeah, our brother, see how they saying our brother now before it's Binyamin. Usually as long as

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this the sons of the Father, we're here now as our as our brother now. Yeah. So we want to show you that that we really do care for our brother, ohana so if you give us this opportunity to take him with us back to Egypt. You know, it will be our chance to show you that we really do care for our brother national ohana. One is that who Kayla values and to make to increase the scale of the values, meaning to get the extra load while by taking Binyamin is, remember we said every person that comes to Egypt, they have a policy where each person who comes gets a camera load worth of food. So by taking Binyamin with us will increase that load. So this is the third point here to

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increase the load. Then look what they say right then they're like okay, lujah says and that they are is a kale and measure that is yessir easy, as if they're saying it's easy money that so easy. Who you are to take when you mean and I'm getting more stuff, so easy, easy money. So which one of the three? Did they say twice to the repeat? Was it caring for the family? Looking after the brother or getting extra load?

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getting extra load?

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Which one did they mention first?

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Now

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taking care of the family

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so they said the first thing that okay, the reason why is for the family and also take care of the brother and you know, the the extra extra camera load so and the kinda see it's easy money.

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So what's the real motivation behind all this?

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Just to get extra load? Yeah, that's why it seems like a lot. But it's interesting how they speak is interesting how they speak. Now even though they've changed they haven't changed that much music.

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Even though they changed a little bit. They're telling the truth. They haven't changed fully

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haven't changed fully. There's still some work to be done.

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But if any lessons here, let me just check.

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Okay, look what that is. Okay, this is holla. What if you like, turns jacobellis

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but still he's got a reservation, he says Paul Allen or Scylla, who America is called learn or sila who American, I will not send him with you. The London here, okay. is more emphatic way of saying, I won't instead of saying he says London means I will never

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I will never send him with you had up until to Tony mophie car until you give me a mo.

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Mo filk is the mobile of is a more intense way or exaggerated way of saying mythique and mythique is a covenant. There's not just any covenants a covenant where both parties know exactly what they're getting themselves into. Yeah, both I fully understand. This is my end of the bargain. This is your end of the bargain. Okay. So your covenants and I'm not going to send them with you, until you give me this really strong binding covenant. meet Allah before Allah meaning, I want you to swear by Allah. What do you want? What do I want you to say? Let Tony be he that you will love of Tokyo. Truly,

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and surely bring him home to me. That's why one is the only didn't take an oath. Voila. Now you need to understand and appreciate that this is a prophet of Allah. And these sons of his are sons of a prophet. So you know, like some brothers, they say two different civil Ly, civil civil law, you're gonna pay me back tomorrow, Brooks, it will lie. That brother will says well, it is not the same as the son, the father, who's a Prophet saying to his son, say will lie. Yeah, that son knows a one line means.

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And even the Prophet told us that the amino harmos lying by way of swearing by Allah is a major sin. Yeah. So when he asked him to make an oath, is a very wise thing to do. Because they know the weight of an oath really know the weight of enough. So he says, Okay, take a moment, before Allah, that you swear, you bring him home to me. And then he makes one condition. Yeah, it makes one condition in you help become except, or if a helper happens to you. helper is a military word, okay? And it refers to when warriors become surrounded by the enemy, and the enemy starts to enclose them, finish them off.

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What that means in this context is, except if something happens to you, which is beyond your control, he has something so it's quite interesting. He's saying, look, you know, swear by Allah, you're gonna bring it back to me. And I know that some, there may be a situation that happens, that will be out of your control, and may stop you bringing him back to me. And he won't see the irony in what he's saying here.

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You know, yeah.

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Yeah, do what you can, I want you to do what you the best way you can. With the irony of this, though.

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The sense of irony here, that he's telling them that bring it back to me, except if something happens beyond your control. What happened when when when he said use of wisdom, what did he say? What he said use of it is?

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He said, I fear that.

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What happened? Apparently, wolf did. And this time we say exceptive circumstances beyond your control of weapons in this time.

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Yeah, but they don't begin to say an excuse something actually does happen, which is beyond the control, which is what do you know when you mean and of stealing? And then because of that, we can bring him back?

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Also, we can't fulfill the oath of our father. No, actually. Your father already said that you may not be able to fulfill my oath if this thing happens. something beyond your control. Is this an irony in the here? He says, firstly, it becomes useless.

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I fear that I will fire him. I would you know, they said a wolf eats him. This time. He's saying except for something that's beyond your control. What do you know they're gonna come back and say something happened beyond our control.

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So he says, take an oath by a law that you will bring him back to me except if helper happens to accept you something happens beyond your control.

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For them to Who knows?

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facom parliamo Allah man aku lucky fella moto homophone bottle. longwater man Apolo P. Okay, so when they did give that oath, okay, so the brothers you know, they got nothing to hide they really telling the truth this time. It's just that because they messed up the first time they got to go through the whole thing, this whole thing this time. So Fernanda homophone, so when they gave the altar dad said before Allah, we swear.

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And here

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he said that, you know, this shows us the permissibility of asking others to take an oath

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in order to, in order to trust them to do something, even if your family member, okay with something really, really important. You can say to the brother, look, I'll lend you 1000 pounds, but just swear by law that you're going to pay it back to me. Nothing wrong with that jacobellis and I'm asked that from his sons, so when you asked them, and they gave him the oath, then jacobellis ROM says

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that he said, Allahu Allah man, aku aku. Allah is upon what we said. What kill mean, he's the best Guardian over what we said. What he's saying the implicit Dr. Xu said is now he's telling his sons look, take you seriously. Allah just witnessed what you just did the the oath that you just took, okay, and he will help you fulfill it. Is it working

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for you? So now it's been set. Okay, they're going to go to Egypt next year with Binyamin that has agreed? Okay, Alhamdulillah.

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That is

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the next verse Now, if you like, fast forward to next year, that time has come where we're going to go back to Egypt. Now, as they're about to head out on this trip, jacobellis Islam gives a piece of advice. What is advice? Well, Paula, yeah. Benny, yeah. la de Holloman Du Bois Hayden what Holloman Abu Dhabi Mota Federico, I'm sure you have heard this, you know, this verse we mentioned many times very beautiful with the advice of Yakov is as follows all my dear children, yeah, buddy. Yeah, yeah. baniya is Kalamata sweet is a more affectionate way of saying, sons. Do you see how he spoke to useful Islam in the beginning? He said, Yeah, boo Nia Dacosta Surya Kala tikka, he spoke to us in a

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very compassionate, loving, affectionate way. But you know what, that's the way he's with all these children. Even the children that misbehave.

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You see this? Kalia baniya

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sons are going to give you a piece of advice Listen to me last night at the Hulu min haha Bobby Wahid when you go to Egypt don't enter it from one gate here rather what the Hulu mean other wabi Mata Sarika rather enter into Egypt from Mata Federica different gates not mocked Alif no more different different television what is that mcdonoughs means different so it could be like you know there's one gate over here and this one mile down the road is another day there. The thing is if there's 11 of you coming and some of you aren't from here, some of you and from there so close it doesn't really make a difference know what the federal court different separate gates and Marshall

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said the fact that your coop said they are gates into Egypt tells us the vastness of that land. Now that country was so huge at that time and also so developed that they had fortresses protecting it you know, in those times every city would have a wall at the Great Wall of China to protect from attack and that wall would have gates okay. So Egypt at that time well fortified has many different gates, very civilized if you like civilized developed country at that time. So he says enter from different gates, all of you separately, one here, one enter the country from another place you enter from one country to another place, that one of you is going to take Binyamin with you as well. Okay,

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this is my advice. Now, what did he intend by that advice? What do you tell them to do that we're going to come to that inshallah.

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After giving them the advice, what do you say? Well, my only oncomine allow him in shape. However, I cannot save you from Allah at all. Meaning, even though I'm telling you to take a particular precautionary measure,

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for some reasons, which we'll come to know of. The reality is, if Allah intends otherwise, I can't save you at all. I can't come to your aid, if Allah has decreed that you will be harmed.

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So it's quite strange. He's telling them take means to protect yourself, but allow me

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May Allah May decree have to come to you anyway. So should we do something about it? Or should we not do something about if Allah is going to harm us anyway? What's the point in taking precautionary measures? Right? They say no, take precautionary measure this one here what I'm telling you, and also it if Allah intends something else is going to happen to you who can do anything? No one, I can't come to your head. Okay. Why? It actually says the next statement explains why that is the case. This is coming in the middle there of an elder reason, the reason why I'm saying this son is in como Illa de la, because the hokum belongs to Allah and Allah alone shall come here means

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Kabbalah means decree. So what he's saying is that the reason why I'm telling you all this, is that Firstly, Allah has decreed that we take means precautionary measures. But at the same time, Allah made decree that that measure may not help.

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You see.

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And Allah is the one who decrees everything.

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In the law, no one, you know, causes things to happen.

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Sorry, no one is in full control of everything except a lot. And whatever he wants to happen happens and whatever he doesn't want to happen does not happen. So that's teaching them like a very deep piece of advice. Yeah, the piece of advice in a while Allah. And so if you understand everything that was said, then all that's left to say is IE, to walk

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in Him alone, have I placed my trust? Yeah, this is for me, I'm talking about now. I'm just giving you advice. But at the same time, I don't feel that this advice here is absolute. Is tacit, take this advice. Nothing is an app. No, I'm saying take this advice, it may help you. But if Allah decrees it may not help you. At the end of the day, you know, what children are likely to occur

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is only a law that I am placing my hope and my trust, while he fell yet our kennel metaxalone. And so those are placed, the trust should place it in a law and a lot of them very beautiful, comprehensive piece of advice.

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Just dissecting this individual mentioned something, he says, look, the thing is, yeah, there's two things here. Number one, taking the means taking them.

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Yeah, taking the means or making the right decision. That's something that Allah wants us to do. Take the means, take the right decision.

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And then you have the outcome, the outcome, what ends up happening

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in this case, do you end up being rescued and saved and avoiding these harms? Or do you not? He says people neglect one of two things usually are that they neglect to take the correct decision or the means thinking that you know what, whatever Allah wants is going to happen anyway. Or they take the right decision and then think just because they took the right decision, you know, what don't worry about outcome is going to happen.

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We need to protect ourselves. If we do X, Y and Zed for sure will be protected no problem. And so they neglect the second part, which is the outcome is in Allah's hands, not in our hands. So what jacoba is saying is that don't miss out on either one of these, take the right decision, the right means and don't neglect also to recognize that the outcome is in the hands of Allah. Okay? So get both of those things. By entering into Egypt from different gates, as well as relying on Allah, you get both things you don't lose out on anything.

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They

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now can do little activities. Here, just two minutes. I want you to think about why did jacobellis instruct them not to enter through one gate all together? Why?

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What's his reasoning behind this? That you

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take two minutes get into pairs brothers and sisters also, and discuss and I'm going to ask you what answers you came up with Your time starts now. What was the wisdom behind it?

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What do you think jacobellis alarm you know, said enter in different gates not altogether through one gate.

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Okay, somebody

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Batman law What?

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The enemy enemy the enemies in Egypt?

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No, they haven't got enemies in Egypt is going into a foreign land

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as a second time they're going as well. So what do you think like they want new thing go into different different gates, one of you this one other one all the way over there.

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What do you think 11 people come in all together entering into a foreign country

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might think

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okay, they might think they're doing fraud or they're up to no good.

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Okay.

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I'll give you I'll give you one for trying to

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take take

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this, okay. Okay, so one reason you said is that they may be victim of an evil eye. Okay.

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Just one is enough, was enough.

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They will we'll come back to this. Other people don't get it. They, you know, what? Can someone explain that to me though? Why would they? Why may they be a victim of mine? If they even lie? It's like jealousy.

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If they enter in all together, as 11 as a crew of 11

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Why

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might I think they're greedy? Oh,

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yes, it is.

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Okay, people desire low sun. It's true. Especially in the past, suns represented, you know, prestige. Honor everything. So 11 suns. Wow. That's amazing. Because the family the way 11 suns and that, wow. Okay, that's the beginnings of an evil I will come to that. So, okay. Perhaps that's one. The brothers over here. This mentioned something is not quite there, which is that people may think they're up to no good.

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Okay, very good. So they may they may get ambushed like, because they're coming from Palestine, and obviously, they bring the law with them, right. They go bring sellable commodities to exchange for food, they're going to come all of them together with a big load and it's a time of famine. He has no normal food around. They may get you know, like eject as they say on the way they Good point. anything different

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Okay, so big coming in one big group like that.

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And the discrepancy was ours but as well as you mentioned, people may it might attract unwanted attention yeah Mashallah. Very good. Okay. Did you get something away?

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There's

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nothing

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really Mashallah. They have to speak up if they want.

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They, so that's a fair point. Anything else?

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Interesting. Okay, so look 11 people coming into Egypt, where they're coming from what they're coming for, for they're going to be leaving with a lot of stuff, that's for sure. Let's target these guys. Yeah, Mashallah. Very good.

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For the Who is it?

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Very good. Okay, so there's a number of reasons. Okay. This is some of the reasons that were mentioned that I came up that I read about, number one, Egyptian gods may see the big group and suspect them as spies and thus imprison them. You see, Egypt is a place where everyone's to go to now because they've got these massive hawza in this huge storehouse is packed to food. It's a time of famine. Okay, and so, anyone coming to Egypt? Well, somebody might come to you for the wrong reasons here or come try and you know, spy, see what they got going on, maybe have you know, an agenda, try and steal things. So, if someone comes in a big group like 11 people, it may was a

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made a mistake somewhere

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it may at any send a signal that Oh, these guys have come You know, from another country to try and do something to us, they so splitting up will detract from that. Number two, might attract unwanted attention which may spoil spoil the plan. So the fact is coming in a big group will always attract attention, going as singles obviously will be more conspicuous. And number three, the evil eye is something of negative mentioned. He said look, if use of an SLR was given half of all beauty. What about the other brothers? Surely they must have a share of beauty as well as the old striking men.

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And they're all coming in together. Obviously people are gonna start looking and when people look some of them may look with the evil eye.

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Okay, so that thing split up, go in different gates altogether. Yeah, different gates. And I want you to avoid these types of problems. Now, what is interesting

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is they do that, okay. And Alhamdulillah they managed to avoid dying, they managed to avoid beings, you know, taken to the side by some of the soldiers, they managed to avoid getting, you know, unwanted attention where people may stop them because they do reach as ease.

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So, dad's advice, was that good or bad?

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is very good. Hey, worked. But did Binyamin come back with them? Oh, no, it didn't.

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It didn't end up coming back. But you know, that's what jacobellis ROM said, Take my advice, my oguni but I won't be able to save you in alijah from Allah whatsoever. Yeah.

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Now, just a little bit bang design is a subject that a lot of people are interested in worried about? A lot of questions on. So I thought maybe spend some time just looking at what is Ally translated as the evil eye? First of all, the professor said, I'm sitting I had disabled hardy Elaine have put that the AI is true meaning the evil eye is true. It exists that happens, and what is the evil eye, while the evil eye is basically a form of hazard? envy, okay. You have the seat, the NVR. And then you have the in the one who does evil I.

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However, as a programmer, I have Allah mentioned every in his house it but not every house, it is what does that mean? It means that either life is a type of envy is a type. Envy is a very broad category includes many things, and the eagleeye is a type of envy.

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Now, if you wanted to know a definition of iron, it can be broken into three parts, okay? How does the evil eye occur? These three segments if you like to come together, and an evil eye is given to someone else, okay? that somebody else could actually be somebody else, it could even be your own self. Some scholars mentioned, it could be anyone, even your own, you could give evil eye to your own self. So how does that happen?

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Well, the first thing that happens is you see something which amazes you

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something which was you hear now, when you seeing it, and you feel amazed, then what can happen. But what does happen to an era in is that evil thoughts begin to, if you like, infiltrate into that feeling of amazement, if you're amazed, and some evil type of thoughts coming into

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what you're feeling at that time, then what happens next is that you if you like, emit a poisonous type of glance at that thing. Yeah, this is like the last part of it, you amazed as evil thoughts come to your mind. And those evil thoughts are of an envious nature.

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And then you kind of find an arrow if you like from your eye towards that thing or that person. Now,

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it's not the case that every time somebody does this affects the person now, it may or may not have mentioned this and sometimes it may afflict or may not afflict.

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But the the the beauty of looking at in these three segments, okay? It teaches us a number of things. Number one, that every time person is evil, I there is always envy, there is always an envy. And the second thing It teaches us is that, you know,

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it all starts by amazement. And that's why Subhan Allah, if you reflect over what jacoba Islam said to use of Islam, when he had that dream, what did he say? What do you say, son? Don't?

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Yes, don't mention this dream to your brothers. Because a dream like that. The main the first reaction anybody would have is while he had a dream,

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and then it depends on the nature of the person. If the person is unfortunately has a diseased heart, then maybe they will end up doing it. Yeah, maybe they won't depends on the nature of the person, by all began with Wow. So if you can avoid that

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The well in your life,

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then maybe you will avoid dying too. That's another thing that we learn.

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Now, that's the this is what I mean is it is different to hazard in a number of ways. The hazard is something that a person can do to another person, even if they don't see them.

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You have a brother martial law became half the Quran really became a half of Quran. Wow, is it? And then the person starts becoming envious of that person. Yeah, you've never seen him, he can still have.

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The other differences that has to do with looking was the hazard doesn't have to do with looking here. It may be you can hear something, or you can read something. But you have to see in order to do this, and one of my teachers told me that they said, he said that there's some a tribe in in Saudi Arabia, which is known for it.

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He said, these people, and they can't help it. They have big problems. Okay. They told me a story that the really strange story, he said that him with his couple of his friends, one of the ones from that tribe that was known for the time they entered into a supermarket, into a mall rather into a mall is going back a long time.

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And the one of the new things that was invented at that time was, you know, this transparent lift that you see in the malls going up and down and it's glassed out so you can see us inside. Yeah, that was a new invention. It was us.

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It was new then it was we went into a mall, where they had that lift. And we all entered in and we saw the lift coming down and we were Wow. Another brother went Wow. And that lift, he said have the nose inside the wire snapped on that lift the wire snap on that lift a jeep

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and we looked at

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what do you do here? So a lot I mean, this is true Yanni. Some people are give some backgrounds have this problem more than others, but this is why I mentioned anyway. So if every in is a hazard, that what we find is in the Quran, Allah told us to seek refuge from such things when he said what mean surely has he didn't either have said yeah, and and follow up. Allah told us to seek refuge from the shadow the evil of the house in the NVR. When he is envying. Yeah, because personally, envy comes and goes, you know, because more intense sometimes sometimes it's not. But when it's he's envying you or she's envying you, Allah says, that is what you need to seek refuge in. And that includes the

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evil eye, because every person who does evil eye is by default, a house, it's someone who's envying here. So this verse where jacobellis I'm telling his sons don't go in from one door, going from many different Gates is one of the proofs for the reality of our aim, and also the obligation to seek refuge in Allah from a two. Okay, so this is a little bit to do in terms of prevention, how to avoid it. Okay, well, we all kind of dimension one, which is, don't throw your blessings in the faces of other people. Hide your blessings. And if Allah is giving you will spend your wealth but don't, you know, shove it in faces of other people, as you know how much money ago, my car, my house where I

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went holidays, blah, blah, blah, don't do that. If you do, you're asking for it. You're asking for it. So number one, don't make public your blessings in our ns pauwela. If you think of our time on social media, Facebook and people taking selfies about whether it be whether eaten what they're doing. That's what you're doing, really, isn't it? You're shoving your good fortune in the faces of not just some people that you know, publicly.

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Anyone out there who cannot tell you a bit about what

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you're asking for him to asking for. I mean, you're asking for Hasson Yeah. And then people Yani, they post everything in their life on Facebook, and then they come to the show. I think I'm going down on me can have a look here.

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I don't know why. Why. I don't say anything about myself. I really know your Facebook status. You see the Facebook status avsd where you been in the last week, what you eat and all the enjoyable things you've done. And now you're thinking Oh, where design come from? I have no idea.

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So number one, prevention don't shove your blessings in the face of other people. Number two, is that you

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Make a dua to Allah and one of the doors that the person used to make for hasn't seen. Okay is arrow the biller he became an MA in coolish a pawn in wahama amin kuliah in our case in fortress of a Muslim you can find it there. And these two are the person used to make it on behalf of hasn't seen his grandchildren is a Oh Allah. Oh he say I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the dimension number one could lay shape on every shape on Warhammer and every poisonous reptile. Well, I mean, clearly I mean,

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I mean, clearly I am and every blameworthy. Look. What is that a blameworthy? Look, the evil eye is to make this to on behalf of his grandchildren, we can make it on behalf of ourselves, the last panel that protects us all from evil life. This is prevention. In terms of cure, if you feel that you are being harmed, and this harm that's coming in your life is misfortune and things aren't going right. Okay. Like one one person came to me and he said oh, I have a family member and she she always Mashallah very productive. Always helping out people always doing things for other people. But recently she always feels tired, she doesn't want to leave the house and she has body pains and

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it's come about all of a sudden she goes to Doctor Doctor says Look, there's nothing really wrong with you and blood check. Everything seems to find but her moods changed. And you know, she

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just feels pain all the time. She doesn't want to do anything. This is not like her.

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They it may be that it may be a case of anger that somebody saw her doing all these things for other people and are fantastic she was doing and helping other people and just you know, out of envy gave the evil eye they What do we do? We do Rokia Okay, we do Rukia number one you can do Rukia and doing Rokia just means reciting Quran and someone anything, okay? The person can do on themselves, or somebody else can do it for them. No problem. Okay? So if you aim is being done type, make an intention. I'm doing it on myself start with saying 30 idle kursi mark with the team wherever or if you feel that you want somebody else to do it, or somebody else to do the other thing which is a

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unique thing, which is mentioned in a hadith in the student and more popular Malik Rahim Allah is that is the story of son Hanif. Okay, so how do you how do you

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run a companion person was on a journey, okay, the traveling with the process Adam, and he went to have a bath, they want to have a bath in there must have been like a lake or something. And obviously, he gets undressed. No one's around, and he's having a bath now, this man, Mashallah, he had a very unique skin tone, okay, is very unique skin tone, somebody caught a glimpse of him, okay, and was amazed at the end the color of his skin, the tone of his skin.

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And he ended up giving him the evil eye. And now what happened is that this man's honey, he fell ill straightaway, and they brought him to the processor, and the person told him told them that an evil eye has been done. And I can't confirm whether the person told him who it was, or they investigated and found out who it was. But it came back to this man. Okay, a person said, when it comes this man, what you tell him to do is take a bath beef

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and then take that water, and then pour it over the back of the head of the honey, pour over the back of the head. And they did that and when they did that he recovered. He recovered. So if you know he's been hating on you,

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you can turn to have a boss and also save the water and bring around your house. If it's possible. Do that. Yeah. You say that I don't think you're hating on me. Bounce ask everyone on the road.

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take a pause and you know your names go up is the viewer mind and maybe someone didn't realize it's true. Yeah, it's true. Now.

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Of course is how long to give people the evil eye. Just like is haram to envy other people.

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However, can you stop yourself being amazed by something?

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Can you

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can you in this kind of natural sound is common just like that. You know? Wow. So what do you do? I'll put it to be Russian. Well I mentioned that you should make what he said is to brick. Fabric make fabric. Fabric fabric is when you see something amazing and you say tomato Cola, tomato cola or you say

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Barcalounger FICO bank low FICO. Now there is a method here which is what we commonly know is that you should say what?

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Masha Allah, Masha Allah. So what is it saying, Marcia? Lo she said subotica la la. See both and you see this in Egypt when I was there, that somebody Marshall has a nice house, a nice car, maybe a bank car, but he's got some of the vaccine Marshal lots of medical law.

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He's got easy save a lot of Arcola. Yeah. And usually this is that even in Turkey, they have

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dislike pendant, okay, and it's got like an eye in the middle.

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This is obviously something that's not prescribing this area. But the idea of evil eye is something known in I think, maybe every religion, there is something called an evil eye. So if you feel amazed by something,

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you should stop yourself from having Evil Eye by making the offer to that person by saying about a cola or saying, you know, bad coffee, come with a matcha latte about a cola. Okay. I remember once I was

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I was with my chef, and you sitting in the car. And he was putting the satin of all he's mounting it on his

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on his window. Yeah, he's mountain has window. Now he's mounting on the window, some of the things snaps. Okay. And he said, I just bought that last week. What if he was to give me give a lie? Because this is brand new.

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First time I use it again, it's not straight away. And I also remember another time where we were staying in some place, they and in that place where we were staying. We're studying all in one room. And we all were together studying and we had in our laptops out and everything. And there was this one man who also was there. He was like a caretaker. I think he was a bit much known here. Because he used to say silly things sometimes. And he's also known to steed as well. Everyone just say, look, keep your things to yourself, protect yourself. This person is known for stealing. They have so once he came in the room, this is Archie. Once he came in the room, and he saw all of us sitting

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there studying with the chef. And he said oh wow, look how many you are. You're studying Koran. And he kept saying wow, and the sheikh said, say Masha Allah say and he just would refuse to say Mashallah, he just refused.

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I don't know cuz he's much no he refused or because he didn't want to say Mashallah for other reasons, but I was like, gee, why remember the shake saying, say Masha Allah say it. And even if you don't mean just say it. But anyway, a lot of May Allah protect us from the evil I will protect us. The last verse before we finish inshallah.

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So did the sons take the advice of jacobellis Ram, they did? Allah says verse number 68 while I'm the Holloman amerihome boom man, can you hear me alive in shape, but when they entered as they further said, it did not save them from Allah at all. illa feen fc Apoorva Kumar, except that they had was fulfilled in the soul of jacobellis.

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So what we've been taught here is that the sons listened to dad took his advice went to Egypt, and to him from different parts of the game, different parts of Egypt through different gates.

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They all actually avoided those humps that the dad hoped that they would they avoid the evil eye. They avoided being you know, rounded up by the soldiers at checkpoint believe that might be spies, they avoided unwanted attention.

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However, the reality is that even though that was the case, can euphonia Amina live in shame that didn't save them whatsoever from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Meaning even though they listened to that avoided those harms, Allah had decreed that something was going to be fooled. Yeah. Nothing could make them avoid that. So what was the consequence of them listening to their debt, Allah said, except that illa

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phenos jacoba Kumar, except the Hajj in the lives of Jaco was fulfilled What is his halogen that was fulfilled, this was the desire of yaku that his children, listen to his his advice and be saved from these humps. That was the desire of yaku. So the reason why I told his sons is, so by them listening to dad.

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Number one, they took his advice. And number two, they actually did avoid those things as well. So that part was taken care of. Yeah, that part was to give that jacoba had a need

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and by them listening to him that that need was

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fulfilled, at least that much was fulfilled. Even they wouldn't save them. Yeah.

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What in the hole as

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somebody might be thinking, well if the case is that it didn't benefit them because they still end up losing us. Binyamin then maybe our cubes advice was, was useless to be honest. So Allah Allah, Allah then validates the advice of iacob and says what in Who? And indeed he meanie jacobellis ROM nezu

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of Tokyo truly, Zhu possessed knowledge meanie jacobellis ROM, he didn't just say on whim, what he said was pure knowledge. He advised his children based on sound knowledge, Allah now that we had taught him were the ones that taught jacobellis from the advice that he gave to his children. Yeah, so this is deep now. Because what was the advice of Yahoo in essence, in essence, advice was twofold. Number one, take precautionary means. Yeah, take the means. And number two, don't think that taking the means will benefit you If Allah decrees otherwise. Therefore, always Place your hope and trust in Allah.

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Now, do most people think like this? They don't do they? Look why Allah Allah says next while I can.

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But most people don't know this. They don't appreciate this. They don't appreciate this. Either. They overdo it on the means, or they abandoned the means is like the bedroom that came to the president and said, My camel I left outside I didn't tie up. Should I tie up? Oh, no. Because I just left in the care of a law person who said no, tie it up. Whatever. Call Allah and place your trust in Allah. Don't go on this extreme. Don't go on the extreme. Most people they don't really think like this. Now question my brother's a question.

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Most people, which one do they neglect? Do they neglect taking the means?

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That they neglect taking the means and overdo if you like, even though it doesn't make sense placing their trust in a lot? Or do they nig? over? Do trusting Allah and neglect the means? Which is more common. When it comes to tawakkol? Most people overdo it on saying I run on law, forget about the means I've got an exam, don't trust it on law, or is it? exam coming? Man, I need to revise this many hours, go read these books, or go to these past papers. And if I do all of this bang,

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it's a done deal. Which one?

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to work with Allah. You know, when people say what could Allah?

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Do you think they actually mean that?

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You can't tell? It's true. You can't tell. But the only way you can tell is when you look at people's lives, isn't it? And you look at the way they speak. So do people generally go about their lives? Having a you know, take the means that by the end day, it's up to Allah and trusting in Allah, that this benefit is going to come to me or I'm going to avoid this harm.

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Or do people generally try and take as many means as possible? And forget about trusting and Allah.

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So if you look at this verse before, okay, look at what he says. He emphasizes taking the means, once here. Then he says, Well, my only uncle Mina Maharishi, but the means is not going to help you if a lot decrease the other way. So one, don't overdo this is the means take the means. Number two, don't rely on the means rely on Allah equal. But then does he emphasize which of the two

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that he says

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okay, so by the way, I trust in Allah, this is who I trust, please place my trust in and then again,

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while he was while he failure, Tokyo, Tokyo and so on him alone, should people that put the hope and things put it in Allah 321

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this is true not three to one. So which means that most people Acronis Allah, Allah moon, means most people overdo it on the means. And they neglect hoping in Allah that those means will do something in their lives. And this is, if you like,

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any the general norm. So it means the first is a lesson

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and the lesson is that

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We need to realize that we really, really and truly, fail miserably in placing our trust in Allah. That is the reality, that we're in our daily lives, we hope to achieve things in our lives or hope to avoid certain harms. We are thinking that what we do will make it happen.

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As opposed to saying I can only do so much. And you know what, Allah, I'm relying on you. I feel ill right now I'm relying on you that you're going to make me feel better. I want that job so bad. And I'm going to do the interview the best of my ability, but you know what? A lie. You're the one who's going to give me that job. Isn't that true? How many people think

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and this is what jacoba Islamic teaching his sons while he took in him, I trust and I placed my hope.

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Okay, I think yes, that brings us to the end of now, that brings us to the end of this does subhanak Allah, Allah in Atlanta still Furukawa to Willig? What is going on