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Thrown in a Well
(Tafseer Ibn Taymiyyah of Surah Yusuf)
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Episode 25 verses 99 – 102
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Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam wa sherfield ambia Yun mursaleen Vina Mohammed in Nevada he was actually minister Nevis una de la Yomi de tomar. My dad said Mr. de menos de la he will occur to their his brothers and sisters. And this is the 25th lesson of to see the sort of use of a serum. It's a very good time to congratulate you all to be honest 25 lessons means what, nearly half the year this course been happening for half a year now. And many of you martial have been coming week in week out to study Quran
and that is something fantastic. And that is something that loves to see. So you know, as Allah says, We're bestiary lilina mano y mano slyly Shanti unknown Janet. Allah says Rebecca, congratulations to those that believe and do righteous deeds of the paradise have a paradise so May Allah accept our efforts really, and be pleased with us with this because this is an accomplishment in our lives hamdulillah
the story of useful Islam amazing story we've got to the part of the story for Mashallah, Nick is is
to ask some hard questions with these ones.
We got to the part of the story where everything is falling together, piece by piece, the dream that he had as a child in nearly a two year old coke oven wash and so on Pandora a to whom Lisa g Dean dad saw an amazing dream 11 stars planets, the sun and the moon all prostrating Can you believe it to me is finally piecing its way together in such a subtle, beautiful way.
And this point that we reached the brothers coming to you for the third time. Now find out that Aziz is actually the long lost brother useful Islam but when they find out, the reaction is positive. They remorseful they say in the heartland in the indeed we were wrongdoers, we made a huge mistake mistakes rather, in what we did to you, what we did our Father, Lord have been doing up until now. So they change people now. Okay, after all of these years after all that hating and envy, they agree to the point now where would you know, the reformed people once again, and useful Islam says okay, now go back, take my nice and costly over the face of my father, who's been suffering for these
years. And a miracle Allah gave us for Islam in that shirt that when it was cast over the face of jacobellis alum, his eyesight, which had worn away and withered away because of tears of grief, came back again, came back again. So now, the story is about to conclude, in a most splendid way. And all the family are now going to come back to Egypt. And they're not just going to come to Egypt to visit useful Islam, they're going to come back to live in the probably the greatest country in the world at that time. Yeah, the most developed place. And interestingly, they coming from bamboo, which is the desert, and the Bedouins. You know, this is where the Bedouins live in the arid desert. And it's
a place you know, uncivilized. And
basically, the technical way of explaining where they live is a place that is so scant and is so uninhabited that you can see the house four miles away. Like if you look from far away you can see there's like a hot over there. That's the bedroom that's the bedroom because no one lives there is like in the middle of nowhere, they're going to go from they're
suffering from a famine to hear missile, you know, the land of the king because of the Sun use of Islam. So, this is where we reached Okay, this is where we reach now. So let us recite the vertical recovering today in Sharla,
which is verses number 9999 through 200 and
theros, Willa hamina Shane Ponyo, Raji Bismillah Hiroshima.
phenom, the hawala, usofa la, Hawaii, he won't call the Hulu
we know he mean pardon
me for one call center be a holla Jenny Mina see Jenny
badger we mean band. Me
shame on Obi Wan Bane quanti in
lolly moon hanky hockey.
will the sell to us
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Brothers and sisters, the story comes to an amazing conclusion. Very beautiful, very moving. And in the beginning, we spoke about the verse National knockos SWALEC as an apostle. So we said that this verse doesn't mean that the story of useful Islam is the most beautiful or greatest in the Quran. But rather, it's one of the greatest and ally saying in that verse that all the stories in the Quran are the best stories you'll ever hear. But when you come to the end of sort of use of you feel like maybe this is the greatest story of all time, which is quite amazing. After he finishes the story, he will then say, Well, I can also see him, Alibaba to leoline Al Bab, that indeed in their stories,
meaning like this one, and the others I've told you, there is an algebra, there is an algebra, which means a powerful lesson leoline l BB for those that have a pure, innocent intellect that use this intellect to try and explore and understand the morals behind the story. The beautiful thing about this word ebara is that it comes to the root of our book. And our board means to pass from one side to another. And it also has the meaning of Abby's ability
in Arabic means that his I shed tears. So the word variable means it contains a lesson that will move you to tears. That powerful. And Allah said that after you concluded the story of usefulness and we'll come to that verse later on, but for sure, the story is quite amazing. In this verse in 99, a lot continues the story phenom, the hawala Yusuf alayhi adalet. Now they're coming back to Egypt, mom, dad, brothers, and even extended relatives because useful Islam said Bring me back all of your family to Egypt now. So unless it's for them, mahalo so when they entered into Egypt,
even our show said here, allies telling us that they came to Egypt, and they met us for the salon, but there's a whole journey in between them coming from Palestine to Egypt. But Allah looked over that and never related that to us because there's no lesson in that. There's no any behind that. And so Allah storytelling is all about the lessons, not about the details. So I'll just say is until they entered upon him, and the first thing that he was finishing on did was our he lay away, he took mom and dad to one side. Our can also mean to receive as guests. So the first thing he does, he seen the whole family come.
And one understanding is that he actually goes to the outskirts of Egypt. He doesn't wait for them to enter Egypt. He's there on the border of Egypt waiting for them. So when he sees them entering in, he takes mom and dad
Do you approach them first and it takes them to one side to honor them? You know that Mom and Dad, you're the first of everyone that I will show kindness courteousness to so it takes them to one side.
What Paul and then he says, Oh the Hulu Misra insha Allah who meaning and enter into Egypt.
if Allah wills, meaning, meaning from among, among means safe and secure, far removed from fear, now shorter said it means a state of man to man is to feel content peaceful. All types of fear have now vanished from your life. So, when he says, enter Egypt in short or long, meaning he's making $1 to Allah, and he's saying to Allah, oh, Allah, allow them to stay here and live with me with no fear, worry anymore. Very beautiful, isn't it? Because they've lived for so long and anxiety, stress. But now allow Please allow them to live here. Meaning free of all of that, meaning give them the best type of residency in Egypt that they could possibly want. You know, you end the story. story at the
end, always comes together nicely, right? And then at the end, you say, and they lived happily ever after? And they say Where are you saying, Oh, hello miscellany. Shall I meet him and stay here now? happily ever after? You know?
So he's making a draw for his parents. If not Abraham, Allah says if you look at the verse, this seems to be something that doesn't make sense here. Allah subhanaw taala says fella mahalo. So when they entered Egypt,
he says, enter Egypt. Do you get this? Allah says when they entered Egypt usefulness and I'm saying, hello Misra enter Egypt, so they oriented Egypt. So how do we make sense of that? He says there's two ways to understand it. The first way is that he meets them
at the border of Egypt, just like someone meets someone at their doorstep. You know, when someone knocks on your door when you open the door, they are your house, you say enter, come inside, in the same way saying for the Hulu now come inside properly.
Or the second understanding is that he's saying Oh, the Hulu means Enter. And stay here now. And and stay this is going to be your place now. Don't just enter in you've come here now. No, no, no, you're going to stay properly. Okay? Make yourselves at home with the Hello Misra insha, Allah. Now, this is symbolic way of looking at this as well, because use of Islam, and then later on another great prophet who will come and is born in Egypt, who's that other great prophet,
Musa Islam coming many years afterwards. In fact, some said that the
the wife of Pharaoh
was a direct ancestor of the wife of Aziz
cathedra Allah mentioned is going to be that when we hire, that the mother, the wife of Iran, who looks after Musa Islam, was the direct descendant of the wife of Aziz. Okay, so there's big roots, then Egypt, is symbolic way of looking at the family of Yaqoob entering into Egypt, and that is that there's not just a family of Jacobo Islam entering Egypt, but who's entering into Egypt, which nation is entering into Egypt?
Also known as
Benny Israel, many Israel means the sons of yaku. Yeah, and that's the lineage because jacobellis salam,
according to two opinions, either his sons become old prophets which are known as about in the Quran, or sons from those sons become prophets and those are known as about and then from those prophets. Come benissa Okay, so when you throw in is a lineage that starts with the appleberry Islam. But this story of this struggle in Egypt begins, in fact here because they came into Egypt through jacoba Islam, and they leave Egypt through
musasa they leave Egypt through muscle Islam, so you can look at this in a symbolic way. Like if someone were to say how did Benny's right end up in Egypt in the first few how, where did they come from? Okay, and is this part of the Hello Miss line? sha Allah? Yeah, this is how many slides entered into Egypt.
Okay, now, the other thing to notice is piecing the story together. You know, in the beginning of the story after useful Islam tells his dad that amazing dream dad gives you some really good advice, honestly is Cranleigh. An amazing advice that any father can take so much benefit from that he wants to know parenting skills? Part of that advice is praising his son
One of the things he says to praise us when he says that, you know, with this dream, you're going to be special when you Tim monera Mehta, who is a koala Yaqoob. And he says, with this allow will complete his favor on you, as well as the family of yaku.
As if you're saying that way, you're gonna, you know, be special, and you're going to have so many gifts in your life. And we're kind of going to benefit from that too, you know, the blessings that you have, we're going to benefit too. And this entering into Egypt to live, going from the desert to Egypt is one clear, clear way that they benefit from this and useful Islam isn't it. So if you want to piece it together, Dad forecasted that we're going to benefit from you in such a big way. And here towards the end, we're seeing that the whole family just like dad said in the beginning, is actually benefiting in a very amazing way.
now, that epic verse war author of the way he or she will have reuleaux Suja. And then the use of it is a Roth IRA, he raised up both of his parents to the Ouch. Now there's only one throne in the kingdom, right? There's never Two Thrones is that this is the throne of the king. So how is useful Islam able to enter the king's palace, and to you know, make use of his throne? Well, either means that he had as much power as the king of Egypt, or he had become so influential that he was even more powerful than the king. Yeah, there's only two ways to understand it.
Regardless, he is now in the big palace of Egypt. And as a way of honoring his family, and especially his parents, he takes both of his parents and he's about to
place them on the throne of the king, as an act of honoring them.
Now did useful Islam have both of his parents alive at that time? jacobellis salaam, it is clear that he's alive. However, his mother, according to the majority of Mufasa, ruling national said, passed away, passed away many years ago. They said some of them said was giving birth to Binyamin other said afterwards. So a lot of said when he raised both of his parents of a way to the ash, who is the mother, they said that the mother, in fact is the sister of his mother, Jaco married after the death of his wife, her sister, she was there for the harleigh of use of the
maternal Auntie, and she had a big hand in raising him up as well. So she is like the second parent, if you like from that perspective. So either it is the actual mother useful Islam or it is the anti abuse for Islam that is being put in the place of the mother. And in fact of Allah, you find that many times the sister of your mum is very kind and caring and affectionate towards you. Unlike other relatives, you know, she has a care towards you that you wouldn't find from other relatives. So I luckily have quite a family here. So he raised up onto the throne with her ruler who stood Jeddah and then her rule is the plural
to fall down Lahu to him meaning usefulness, and I'm so Jada, how exactly they fall down, they fell down in frustration.
So even our show rational explained is very nice. He says, What hard rule is highly meaning once he's taking his parents say, look, Mom, Dad, you know, I want to honor you. And what I want you to do, you know, as an act of honor is see the throne up there. I want you to take your seat on that. Once he's taking them to that throne to sit them down, the whole family's coming behind this vote.
And at that moment, before he's able to even place them on the throne, her ruler who suggests that they fall down in frustration to him, showing him respect. So when he turns and he sees that what does he say? What color Yeah, Betty? Oh, my that. Her that we were Oh, yeah. Yeah, I mean, this is the interpretation of my dream from way back ago. It's like amazing. He's not even thinking about, you know, taking a seat on the throne himself. He's too humble for the
and whilst he's taking his mom and dad, they What do you know, they already prostrating to us. When he sees that happening?
The Penny drops, you know, like the penny drops. So what this is that train from all that years ago? Amazing.
Hot rule means to fall down out of love and adulation. Hover here to fall down out of love and adulation. Suja
means to place your head on the ground.
Now here, is it right to do that to someone to fall down in frustration, we will come to that even tamer explains how we understand this.
Regardless, they fell down in frustration to us that Islam is a sign of, you know, utmost respect. And it's mom, dad, all the brothers, brothers that once upon a time, were trying to kill him. Throw him in the bottom of well, now they're falling down on their faces and frustration to him. You know, it's quite amazing that when he says we'll call Yeah, but he heard that we literally I mean carbon, but the Jada her behalf power. And indeed my master made it come true.
There was another word for dreams that we came across, you know, when the, the chieftains of the king were asked, If Tony gave me the interpretation of my dream, the king said to them, what did they say? How did they call his dream? I never call they wrote, yeah, they call it something else. Anyone remember that? His
alarm is half of it.
sense of worth from them. They said,
We don't know about these mixed up with dreams are King. Meaning is not even a real dream. Okay, that's what they were trying to say in a nice polite way. So useful. Islam said, Allah gave me a true dream, he never gave me a lawful rationale. I never gave you some weird mixed up dream. That was a real true inspiration from Allah subhana wa. So that we here means no interpretation. He already knew the interpretation when he first saw it, that we'll hear means actualization. This is the actualization of that dream, like you see something that's going to happen to you.
And you know what that means, this is what's gonna happen to me, I understand what that means, I know that we'll know. But when it actually happens, and you see it happening, that's also referred to as that will, which is actualization of something. So there's a, there's a number of ways the word that will is being used in the Quran, these are the two main ways either interpretation, or to mean the ending of something or the actualization of something. Now, the word that will is used obviously, in different ways as well outside of the Quran, is used by the scholars of early to see like, if I'm a tabula rasa malatya meme tafsir when he says this is, you know, that we have had the
ayah he doesn't mean this is the, you know, symbolic way of understanding the i O, this is the allegorical meaning, you know, no, no, no, it means this is the Tafseer of the ayah. Later on the word that we it was hijacked by other Muslim groups, and what they meant by that wheel when they used it. Is this is a, how can you put it
a different way to understand the interpretation? This is a different understanding or different interpretation. Obviously, that different interpretation is most often incorrect and misguided. And so the word that wheel became hijacked and being used in a negative way. And so when someone says, you know, this is the wheel or you're making that wheel, what they mean is that this is the misunderstood and interpretation, this is the wrong interpretation. Okay. But when they read the verse that we live, I think, Oh no, it is right interpretation look is being used positively. No, no different meanings. Okay. So, this is a side note. So he says, indeed, my master has made this dream
even taymiyah Rahim Allah has this to say about making sajida to other than Allah. He said in Algeria, it is not correct to make the Jews except to Allah subhanho wa Taala. In fact, even before this standing up out of honor for someone, something practiced by the non Arabs was also prohibited, how much more so must prostrating and bowing then be the rocor is something also prohibited? So he's saying that Sheree as of prophets differ as for the Sharia via global Islam, it was permissible to do this. So they call this this dude of Iran. There are means to show. Honor. Okay. And yeah, honor and respect, as opposed to the sujood of everybody. So do the very bad is a is a prostration out of
worship, and subservience? No, no, there was a distinguish there was a distinction in the previous area. You can do respect rules such that to someone that you can't obviously do a search of anybody in our shirt.
Both, okay, we're prohibited. And not just as such the but even technology but also the the standing, you know, like, when the king comes in or someone notable comes in, you stand about respect and happens a lot still in our times
or bowing the head down, you know, you know, in Victorian times, for example, you know, a gentleman would see a woman and then you take his hat off and bury his head down, right? those type of things, all those things not permissible. Okay. And that was a way of purifying the herb udia of this oma, that they will show exclusive devotion and even shades of devotion only to Allah, Allah alone. And no one, no one else will be shown that in previous area, it was permissible.
In fact, there's an interesting story about more than the devil or the Latin and he went to Rome, okay, on an expedition or an expedition. And he met many, you know, Romans, they, and they showed a lot of respect for the leaders. And one of the ways they would show respect there was fall into prostration, they would just go down on the floor, if you know, the Emperor, or some of the Emperor's men walked past. And he thought to himself that if they do that, for them, that we should do that for our profit. So when he came back to Medina, and he saw the process tell him after a long time, and fast, he fell down in frustration, and the President said, Why are you doing this? Why are
you doing this for and he said, he also lies saw that the Romans did this for the notables. And I thought he were more deserving than this than that than them. So the process of is prohibited him from doing that. And he said, this can only be done for Allah subhanaw taala.
use of it is he's going to summarize his entire life away from family in just a few words. So mom and dad are there, families there and now sitting with them, and he's got them all around him. And he didn't take a moment to kind of like make a speech. And I want to kind of summarize my life to
what can I say, you know, there was, obviously all of them asked, you know,
what was your life like? What did you get up to? Like, how did you end up here? What did you go through? So it goes, Okay, okay, I'm going to summarize my life. Okay. I'm not gonna make it long. It's gonna make it short. It's very amazing how he summarized his life. He says, what are the X and B? And, indeed, Asana, he, meaning Allah, allow us a lesson. Here it means, look, it means that Allah was kind to me. Hello is kind to me.
If a hora journeymen a surgeon when he took me out of prison, so dancing there and you thinking, you went to prison?
What did you do?
But you know, what's even more amazing? Is that hang on a minute, what about the Well, what about the crazy lady? What about the cylinder? What about slavery? You just skip to that. You just went straight to if a hora journeymen decision, when Allah was so kind to me, he rescued me from prison. So karma totally glosses over the worst parts of his life, isn't it? And the focus is on the best pot, which was the moment that it comes out of prison. And interestingly, he said, He's not just talking about our free from prison now is what came with that freedom, which was what?
Being having his reputation restored, isn't it? justice was served. That's the main thing I got from getting out of prison is not that I managed to run away from prison. No, no, my reputation which was tarnished was then fully restored with the confession of Mr. Aziz is a fraud any minute Sydney will be cool. And now up to this moment, so my life is basically coming out of prison. Alhamdulillah took care of me there. And now look what have become. And Aladdin was so kind to me that he brought all of you will be calm. meenal bedroom brought you all to me from the bedroom from the desert, arid desert.
Bad often, meaning something didn't happen. Bad, bad and azova Shea Babu Bailey verbena equity after the shade bond is naza. Between me and my brothers, hang on a minute. You didn't do anything wrong. There's your brothers right? Your brothers are the one that hit you don't you and envied you and through you know, well, why? Why are you saying that? It was between you and them that shaytan did something. What is it that she thought did? He said that that NASA and NASA
another there's another word in the Quran where Allah uses to talk about the way shaytan has influence over a human being what's the other word?
So banja, there's another more common word.
There's another word. Yes. Which was which was for the chick, Pinkie
ness and Miss was here. So Allah subhanaw taala says that the shaytaan you was with Sufi Salinas. He does this was, and this was his to say something in a way that you may not hear. may not hear. And it's more general because what is he saying? Well, he could be beautifying a scene to you saying it's not that bad. So cable you can talk to on Facebook, no one's gonna find out. It's cool.
You can sometimes you can hear that voice, hey,
nobody's gonna do this, though. For the law. Sometimes you can't hear it. Right? Sometimes you can't hear it. So it's general with us as well.
As particular is to is referred to when someone creates facade between people. Yeah, when he when shade bond creates facade between people basically, when he makes people fall out with each other. Okay? So yesterday Salam says, Allah so good to me. Number one, he took me out prison. Number two, what did he do? He brought you all in here out of the bedroom, life to live this plush life. And number three, look how he reconciled between me and my brothers. After shave balm made us fall out.
After Shannon made us fall out of who is more about after Satan got the better of them, and made them try and kill me? Well, that's the way you wanted to say, okay, that's what I wanted to say. Which is very interesting, because we're gonna have a little activity, which is, let us ask the question, why didn't he say certain things? Okay. Why didn't he say for example, you know that
a lot of us are good to me that he took me out the Well, that's a good thing, isn't it?
Why did he say that? After shaytan got the better of my brothers? That's what no person would say, isn't it? chatango the better of them have the laughter that Allah was together. He didn't say those things. The last thing he says yeah, so beta Bailey will be in equity.
Two points to to notice.
How useful is
links, son, kindness and care back to a law called the X and a B allow was kind to me. Now as for evil things that happen to him? Who does he link them do?
San Illallah as soon as illustrate one another shows the true attitude of a believer that when he sees misfortune in his life, he knows either I'm the cause of this misfortune, or shape on here is there as opposed to someone who sees misfortune in life and he says, God, why me? Hello. And the opposite. anything good happens to him. Immediately. He thinks Allah, you're doing this to me. And thank you, Allah. Thank you. And this is a form of sugar that useful Islam is expressing it by saying, you know, a lot of so good to me, is thanking Allah. So this is how he summarizes life. Short and sweet. And, to be honest, quite amazing. He's not talking about any of the hardships he
went through. He didn't talk about the fact that he was running to a well, you know, talk about the fact that was sold into slavery. And we'll talk about the fact that it was a crazy lady that tried to seduce him, and I will talk about the fact that he was accused of attempted rape. He never talked about the fact that he had to spend so many years in prison and that other prisoner which are told him go and do this one thing to me, he forgot by
He just glossed over all of them.
What do we learn from them? Okay, so brothers get into pairs now. Okay. And this is the question that you need to ask yourselves. Use Lovelace Olam summarizes life up until this point and chooses not to mention the following Why? He chooses not to mention his time in the world. Why? He chooses not to mention being sold into slavery. He chooses not to mention the ordeal that he had gone through with as his wife, he chose not to mention that. Well, he could have said you know that Allah bought you, to me, you know from your from hunger because you guys are suffering from famine and poverty, and I'm not brought you to me and save you from poverty. Instead, he said Allah brought you
from the bedroom from the bedroom lifestyle. Well, it's not just that the bedrooms because they've always been Bedouins, is that they need now. They were coming to you three years in a row for food and rations because they got nothing. So it's more accurate.
Say after Allah brought you here out of hunger and poverty, we didn't say that. He says a lovable year from your bedroom in life. Okay? Another thing that he says, it doesn't say rather that he says, Allah was kind to me
and not Allah is kind to you, if anything the one who is being honored and being, you know finding favor in their life and fortune is the family right? The family are the ones coming from the desert now to live in Egypt happily ever after. He's already living living living happily ever after in Egypt. But he doesn't say that Allah has done so much kindness to you. He says Allah has been kind to me
Why doesn't he say the other way around?
And lastly shape on say barn he never said caused NASA you know, in the in, in equity in my brothers amongst themselves he made them you know, have facade. rather he says between me and my brothers.
Interesting. Do you get the question brothers? Were asking the question why not? Why didn't he say these things? What's the wisdom behind them? So you got two minutes now okay. There's many different answers that you can give in two minutes discuss with a PR now what you think some of the answers
are and shall and then I'm going to choose some people and tell me what they think is the right answer.
Lot of discussion Mashallah listen to what you have to say.
They some people may Mashallah very passionate about this.
Okay, but this will take some from the right hand side let's have you three there Yeah, Father What do you think?
Okay, it's time for forgiveness so he's forgiving
Okay, so he doesn't he doesn't bring out because because
he's to have a forgiveness he is very close this type of forgiveness is tough for him as well.
What would happen if you mentioned how that'd be bad
Okay very good point so the brother said because you know he's gonna make his brothers feel bad you know and there's no need to make them feel bad and mention what they've done wrong because they reform now you know, they change people they regret what they did the guilty okay is good. It's good.
Okay, but go rewind again you could The first thing you said was he's forgiven them right?
So if you forgiven them then
Okay, Mashallah. Very good. Marcia. I'm not gonna say Mashallah. The brother said that useful Islam he said to them learn three body camaleon He didn't say this is what he meant.
He said that, listen, today, no blame whatsoever gonna fall upon you. I'm not gonna make mention of this again.
So he already said I've forgiven you. And I'm going to forget everything. So now when it comes to summarizing his life to mom and dad, he sticks to his word. And he doesn't mention anything. The only ishara Ignacio says he gives is that he says bad anessa bad after shaytan had caused some NASA between me and my brother. Also there was something that happened. Very very subtle. Very subtle. Why he doesn't say the well the world What do you mean the world that says Tell me about the world? How did you get in the world? You all my?
So he does want to go there? Because he's forgiven. A true forgiveness. Very good.
At the back What do you think of yourself?
Anything any of these just select any one or group them together as you wish
you know why does he mention these who do the as is why for say to family and abroad you have poverty to me.
They Okay. What do you think
he's trying to? He's trying to cover though he's trying to cover you said he's trying to cover the flaws of other people. But why why would he? The brothers is clear the brother
I made it clear that the brothers
faults, okay, so the brother said that, you know, from great character, there's a trade, which is that you have to half the half of the awful is basically, you know, being very easygoing with other people's mistakes as long as they're personal towards yourself, you know, you let things go easily. So you just want to expose other people's faults like Emirates or Aziz and you know, these kind of things. And, you know, people like to gossip is Oh, isn't it? What if all those things happen to you that someone says, you know, like, what do they have those kind of shows?
For the name of the showroom? Oh, my God is torture.
Something someone brings out
because summarize your life or something? This is your life or something current, physical, this is your life. Yeah, this is the rubber on the back is that Yeah.
They, this is your life. Yeah. So someone's gonna be interviewed or how's your life? You know, tell us most probably, you go into details, you know, you talk about your adventures, ups and downs, and, you know, like to make a show of things, you know,
not useless. No, no, totally glossed over that. I'm not wanting to gossip. I'm a humble person. I'm not going to start talking about my life. I'll tell you, the most important person. It's not even most important to me, is things to do with a law
isn't it? It's to do with a life move and do with me? Yes, it was.
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The brother said that usually saddam is an ordinary person. It's been through many tough times and tribulation in his life, but he knows that through every test, that is positive outcomes. And therefore, if I, you know, managed to overcome tests, in a positive way, that those tests are actually a source of benefit for me. Like if I come through tribulations with Saba, and taqwa, which is what I mentioned before, in Noma yet, who else bill, then is somehow I'll get reward again, my sins forgiven, I'll get greater rank before Allah. Okay, all of this dunya
that's the positive way of looking at it. So for me, it's all positive. And no, there's no negativity there. I mean, it was difficult. But I'm looking at it from another perspective, why is Allah testing me? What am I going to get out of this? Is there any goodness in this for me? You know, what there is this positive attitude, and has not been of a law is being brought out in the summary of his life? Yeah, so that's very good. What else? Why doesn't he say to his family, you know, what? Become miniature? And Allah brought you here out of hunger. He says, And Allah brought you here from the Bedouin life. What do you think?
so he knows who he is,
and his family, right, so, you know, that does not mean
that's not the main goal in
Ah, okay, interesting. So he's saying that because
jacobellis stuff is prophet of Allah, and he recognizes you know, what life is about being hungry and suffering poverty you know, it's not really that big do if you can, you know, behave and conduct yourself properly in that in that situation. So it's not if useful assumptions to me Oh, you elaborate you out of hunger
Well, you know,
that was a test remember? And there was some positives there so
is that what you're saying?
Will you remember
anything else brothers?
At the back there?
Okay, very good for Mashallah. Go for this one. Yeah.
He's trying to honor his family. You know, he's not going to put them down by saying look, you who came from this poor lifestyle. Now he lives with me. Now he wants to honor them. You know he wants to does want to embarrass them.
So he's speaking respectfully towards his parents by choosing his words carefully. He could say you came from poverty. Or you could say, well, you came from that place better in life. And now you're here, you know, this is more sensitive is being sensitive in the way speaking to them. Right? Because of time, I'll add a few other points. The thing is, he chooses the moment where he comes out of prison.
instead of choosing the moment he comes out of the well, why?
Perhaps one reason is because well, coming out of the well, only men being sold into slavery,
being sold into slavery, all human having to live in the house of the crazy lady, right?
I would live in as a crazy lady only men having to go to prison. So he had en la chose the best moment of his life, to attribute back to Allah, the best moment and that is expressive, such a beautiful, you know, attitude towards your Creator, that you see the best of your life coming from Allah. And you are ready to attribute that not to your own efforts, but to Allah. If a horrid journey, no, I got out when he took me out from prison.
The best moment of my life, after which I became Aziz, and you see all this palace and
this all from Allah, the moment he took me out of prison, this is what came to me. And so it's not even point me talking about coming out of the world, because after the world was so many other things as well. So it used the best moment I was like,
Okay, so this is one thing. The other thing is why does he say to his dad and family, you know that sorry, what did he say to his brothers? This is the interesting one. In fact, the one they say, you know, bad anessa equity, bad bond equity, aftershave bond cause this facade to happen between my brothers. Instead he says after shaytaan COEs facade that between me and my brother's
well, partly because he doesn't want to expose the brothers for what they did. He's forgiven and I forgotten. I'm not gonna bring it up again. But also because he's looking at
some highlights is it? What dad taught him 40 years ago.
Dad said to him in the moment he heard the dream. La Casa Surya Kala Aquatica ki do like a Qaeda
in shape barn and insomnia Doom beans, karma that said to him when he was this, this tool, son, brothers and V bar Bart shavon. shavon is the one who is encouraging them whispering to them, and they may fall prey to his suggestion. So that advice comes through the tongue of the son for two years afterwards. He recognizes what happened is not just about the brothers, there is shape on the dad taught me about shape on and that advice not only made me appreciate the role of shape on behind people doing evil, but it also gave me the heart to forgive them. Because I can see they've done so much wrong to me. But there was a bond there as well in our shaytaan What was he trying to do? He
just trying to split us up? But look what he said Dan's plan failed.
We all hit together again. We reconciled shaitaan failed. Yeah, she wanted to get the better of me and my brother's Yeah. So this is perhaps the reason why he doesn't say that. After shavon got the better of my brothers.
Well, Long Island. Now.
Let's just see him.
This is the last part of the summary. He says in Nabila, playfully Masha. Indeed, my Arab is lovely
Lima to anyone he wills. What does it mean to be Latif here useful Islam after summarizing life is now telling his whole family that you know, that's a summary of my life. But can I take this opportunity to teach you something I want to teach you? What did I learn from my life? It's not about my life, my ups and downs. The scandals in my life now.
I learned from my life save Nashua law says that you said Islam took this opportunity when he's got the A of his whole family to teach them what he learned from his life. And what he learned from his life is who Allah is. What did you learn about a lot in Nairobi? Indeed, my master is lovely. Lima Ayesha to whoever he so wishes. What does it mean to be lovely?
This is one of the Beautiful Names of Allah subhanho Donna
Rahim Allah, He explained it. He said, and I'll quote it, he is subtle, in how he makes happen what he wants, he brings it about in a way that the people will not perceive or be aware, the name of Allah a lot, leaf encompasses having knowledge of the most my new shape and intricate of things, and also to make his plasma reach its target in the most in conspicuous and subtle of ways.
So easily saying, I learned that Allah is not belief that Allah brings urashima to a person's life in a way that they will never be able to.
Appreciate, not appreciate, but be aware of, like, Where did this come about from? And that's, that's amazing. Because the, the moment that the family are prostrating to him is in a moment that was unimaginable when he was in the bottom Well, isn't it as a last thing you think would have ever happened? And the way that it came about through the struggles, that's also quite unimaginable that this story would come about like this to end hell. That's why he chooses the name of Allah Latif, in Nairobi, lovely, fully Masha. Allah, Allah said that it comprises of two things. Number one, it's having knowledge of the mind you shake things. Now having knowledge is one thing. But having
knowledge of the work he says of the tiny mind, you say things, that's another thing, like many of us, like know how to take good pictures with our phones, right? But if I was to ask you like, how does the you know the picture, go from the lens into the phone onto the screen captured? How does that happen? Exactly? What was the technicalities behind that? I don't think anyone anyone will be able to answer that question. This is the intricacies. So this is one connotation to the name not that it's you know, the hidden intricacies behind things. The second connotation is to make kr love and compassion reach someone in a way that they don't perceive it
and are in a way that they don't perceive. So hey, I used to Islam is recognizing allies like this, my life. Mom, dad brothers taught me allies lovely.
Leave me a shot. You know, he says the Maya to whoever he is wishes, is trying to say that. Again, it's not just about me, I'm not just a special person. It's not me. The reality is that it now may adopt a warrior spirit. Whoever has subber antiqua in their life, suffer in difficult times. taqwa in times of temptation, this will happen to you. You will find happiness in your life, you will find happiness in akhira and the happiness will come to you in ways that you will never even imagine. And others the lesson is teaching us all. And then he ends in the Hualalai model Hakeem Indeed Allah is Arlene.
So you might be thinking that oh, you know, Allah brings Rama to people's lives and he brings happiness to them in ways that they will never come to see of. Is that just like, based on fun, arbitrary whim, he can have some Russia he can have some Rama she has a good life. He has a bad life. I'm a law stuff a lot of do I want to know him now? Who Who will I leave Indeed, he who, as if to say no one else could be like this. He is all knowledgeable. This care and compassion. He shows it to someone based on knowledge like he knows you in and out. Besides he said it means he knows you better than anyone else. So he knows who deserves to be shown this care and compassion.
And the way that he shows it is based on hikma wisdom and that is why it says in the Hualalai, more shocking. And it is all knowing and all wise. And he says, you know chicama wisdom is to put something in its place, but it's also to put it in the right place in the right time, in the right moment. And the life we're using as long as it went away because things are happening in certain times and even this indication that something was gonna happen, but it didn't happen. Like what he's gonna get prison. He says, could meander up big Go Go to the king about my plight, okay, what happens if it gets oh my god fella with a VCG he ends up staying in prison for so much more longer.
Someone's thinking oh my god, man. Come on.
Nice enough for you. So let's get him out of prison already. No, no, no, he is Hakeem, he makes things come together exactly at the right time. And now you can appreciate that so much when you reflect over the story of useful Islam.
Another amazing thing, connecting the whole surah together is he chooses to call Allah and recognize him by these two names, all knowing, all wise.
Who was the first person the story to say, you know what son, Allah is all knowing, and all wise.
uses that right at the beginning, where he says Koudelka, the beaker of buku alima, come into a hadith he will you Timonium unto alicona earlier.
Then he says in Naropa, Halima hackie, Subhana Allah, they told me that Allah is all knowing all wise, I didn't know what it meant then. Now I know what it means. Now I know it means. So it's amazing. That advice is really showing it you know, his way through the tongue of his son later on in his life.
he continues, okay, he continues to end the whole story. This is the end of the story, the last verse of the story. He says, Don't be a Tony Robbins, meaning now I'm just talking to a lot.
I spoke to my family. I told them what happened in my life. I shared with them what I learned from my life. And now a lot even though I have everything imaginable. Sadie said, He's got money.
He's got knowledge. He's got family.
He's got everything.
A lot more moment where he has everything. The moment where you've made it. You've actually made it in life. You've made it and that moment he chooses to say this door to Allah. He says, I don't take any minute buki while I'm 20 minutes niemand we had this my lord indeed you have given me a minute or something of sovereignty meaning something of authority You made me that as ease of this amazing country. Okay. You gave me the
interesting letter and say, I made it big.
You see my CV
our to this course I got this diploma, this Master's this PhD, this experience. I made it big. No, no, no, no. He says Robbie, called the tape Tony. You gave me you gifted me this thing. Yeah, he actually beat success in his life, not to his own effort, but to a loss of power no doubt. And then he says what I learned today and what about my knowledge that I have I'm incredibly knowledgeable like I can interpret any dream Well, it's not really my own doing what I love Tony you taught me mean that we have this something of dream interpretation. And as you can appreciate dream interpretations very very fun life right and very fun life. So, who can answer this question?
Why Oh, why does he say from twice he says a law you gave me something from authority and sovereignty and something from dream interpretation. Like what do you say min twice for?
Surely he can say Allah gave me from authority and you gave me ability to interpret dreams. So what is the min happen? What is the min come twice from from main debate? A portion of the bacteria their
sons, Mashallah to Allah for the
poor through because he said that the full extent of both of sovereignity and knowledge belong to Allah.
So he's sitting there in control of the greatest country in the world at that time. He says, this is a tiny speck in your Mulkey Allah is not even a tiny speck, mineral mark, you gave me something from authority, humbleness before Allah, appreciation to Allah. And the same thing with en I have,
like no one else. I interpreted the dream of the king. No one in Egypt, which is a land of proficient dream interpreters could do this yet. I did it a law. You told me number one that you told me there's something of it. There's so much else out there. I don't know. You know, so appreciating that one.
Law is all knowledgeable. And what he has is just a tiny portion of what Allah has given.
Now fell to us somehow it will out until we leave it dunya and you are the thoughts of the skies, space, outer space or the galaxies, you're the father of that. And you're also the salt of the earth as well. What does it mean? felter? You know, in the Quran, you find many words translated as creator.
You find Holic salted Berry, the D. Any other words? The felted
muscle wish muscle Well, that's another word. So there's like five words for creator in the Quran. There must be differences between them, right? They've can't all mean exactly the same thing. hypnotherapize for the longer Anima actually was unsure of the meaning of the word farted when attributed to Allah. What does it mean allies felt? And he said, I wasn't sure of the meaning until two Bedouins came to me arguing. They came arguing and this one said to the other nffo to her, that to help for her.
I do arguing over well, who the well belongs to one of them says Anna thought to her. I am the one that did the fatal of this well, and meaning I'm the one who dug it up and made the water flow to the top. Yeah. So he said when the he mentioned that. And by the way, the Bedouins have the richest form Arabic. I knew what Falcon then means. What it means is Allah is the
excuse me, originator.
That this earth, Allah if you like in the whole universe, Allah is the one who opened it up into being opened it up into being. So he's the founder. So now it will out. Interestingly, also the word file two comes we get from thought we get the word filter. And from filter, we get the word Fedora. Fedora means the guidance that lies given every single human being right, so far to not only the originator, but the one who, you know, guides the creation as well. It's got those two connotations to it. Okay, so he use what Islam is saying Allah, he's the originator and the carer of the whole universe. And if you don't know, when you are the You are my Wally in this world, as well as the
life to come. So here as you said, He's making a DA
that's what you understand that he's making a dua to Allah, Allah, be my friend from law, saying to Allah, and how many of us have ever said to Allah be my friend,
that we need allies, our friend, and not just friend, it means NASA, NASA is the helper. So he said to Allah, after he's achieved everything imaginable, Allah be my friend that helps me.
He always feels dependent on Allah, regardless of the situation, he could be in the best situation the worst situation, yet he still feels dependent en la, la, be my helper, and not just in this world, in this world, as well as the world to come, the word funny muslimah then he ends it off by saying what funny and take my life muslimah while some in a state of Islam while he was sworn in and make me join up with come together with the soil of the righteous ones as quite beautiful because he's just been joined up with his family, loved ones, but at that time, he is recognizing that family is good. And hamdulillah I appreciate that your love but there's not there's no companion out
there like a righteous companion. prisoner. Some people have parents unfortunately not practicing they even tell you not to practice Islam. And what kind of parent is that but some people have those parents some people have those brothers, wives husbands. So he recognizes that family is amazing, but there's nothing that beats having a righteous companion. So he says yeah, Allah take my life for me while I'm a Muslim. And join me up with a solution you know, those are the real people that I need to be with
even to manage my life here rather even okay rahimullah explains.
Okay, he says that he or somebody may interpret this to mean use of is asking for this. Too often he you know, Allah take my life for me. You know, some people have this misunderstanding where they believe that is a good idea to ask a lot to end their life, if their life is going well or going back
Either way, a lot of take my life for me, you know, some people despair and they end up asking a lot to take their life from them. However, this is not the meaning here. He says the meaning is when you take my life from me, take it in the state of Islam. Yes Take it in the state of Islam like Allah says. So lm Ron. Yeah, you're listening, man otaku La hawla wala Tamu tuna 11 Muslim non believers say Alon don't die except as
Muslims. But Allah already addressed you as believers. We have a folder already said believers fair law don't die except as Muslims. So what does that mean? It means that maybe now you're a believer, but what really makes it What really matters is whether you die as a believer that whether you die as we're asking Allah, Allah, when I die, make sure I die as a believer. That is most important thing.
Lastly, to conclude, look what even okay in Russia, Milan to see.
He said the following amazing words summing up the story of useful Islam. He said, on the surface of things we see that he Allah causes us to become torn away from his father, only then to be sold into slavery, then tested with a temptation of as his his wife, falsely accused, and, and had his reputation tarnished. And then finally, to place him into prison through no fault of his own. That's the law.
Then he says, As for Barton, meaning, if we look beneath the surface, we see something quite different. The reality is that use of Islam is being blessed by Allah, and being prepared for a magnificent future, which would all secure happiness for him in the dunya, as well as the life to come. We learn from this, that Allah tests his slaves, by putting them through tough times, instructing them to do things they don't like, and ask them to stay away from things they desire, and are tempted by, in order to pave the way for them towards this true happiness in the immediate future, and the everlasting future. Indeed, Allah has surrounded paradise with things we don't like,
and surrounded Hellfire with things that tempt us.
Beautiful and we pray to Allah that He unites us with useful Islam in the afternoon, and that he takes our lives from us as believers and unites us together with the sole aim is accurate. I mean, your blood I mean, that brings us to the end of the status, so paniculatum have the shadow Allah in Ireland