Channel: Bashar Shala
An Amazing Quranic Story
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nahama Rahim. We speak controller today about one of the stories of the Koran and this story is recited in Surah column and it is a continuous continuous story that is narrated one time in the Quran and inshallah We will start by reciting these verses in sort of the column and then we will go over the story and start the reflection on the verses and the words of Allah Subhana
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an imputation of the meanings of learning Chautauqua Jean, Verily, We have tried them as we tried the people of the garden when they swore to pluck the fruit of the garden in the morning, and make no exception for the poor. No mention of Allah has will. Then they're passed by on the garden visitation fire from your Lord at night and burned it while they were asleep. So the garden became black by the morning, like at pitch dark night in ruins. Then they called out one to another as soon as the morning broke, saying, Go to your harvest in the morning, if you would pluck the fruit. So they departed, conversing in secret, low tone, saying, no poor man shall enter upon you today.
And they went in the morning with strong intention, thinking that they have the power to prevent the poor, taking anything of the fruits. But when they saw the garden, they said, verily we have gone astray. Then they say nay, indeed we are deprived of the fruits. The best among them said, they did not tell you, you should praise your Lord. They said glory to our Lord. Verily, We have been wrongdoers,
and they turned one against another blaming. They said woe to us. Verily we were transgressors and disobedient. We hope that our Lord will forgive us and exchange and in exchange a better garden with this one. Truly return to our Lord wishing for good that he Allah subhana wa Taala may forgive our sins and reward us in the Hereafter, such as the punishment in this life. But truly the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if they knew
the story of the people of the garden and agenda. Agenda means here that doesn't
mean the paradise that eternal gardens that Allah subhanho wa Taala promised the believers in the hereafter. The word genda in Arabic means every dense garden that is that has has luscious, luscious, it's filled with with trees. And it's so condensed and so dense that it's hard to see through it. And that's Jenna meanings, something you hide something actually, it's something that's just masqueraded by the greenery within. And that's how the gender got its name and you say Jen, Elaine, that means that the The night has Jen meaning it's hiding everything with its darkness. So that's the root of the word. So when you hear the word as have agenda, it doesn't truly mean the
believers in the paradise it means people that have a beautiful orchard, beautiful garden that is very fruitful. It's filled with with lush fruit, luscious fruits and a very, very wealthy harvest. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking about a trial and tribulation. And the context of this surah in the context of the story is a mechi context where Allah subhana wa tada is speaking to his prophet to the believers, that these annville, the unbelievers of Quraysh, the unbelievers that are rejecting those wealthy people, the ones that they think they have the power, they are being tested, and they are going through the tests that Allah Subhana Allah has ordained for them. And that test
is similar to the test that we have tested that Allah has tested with these people, the people of the garden, and of course, the story and the lesson and the contemplation on that go beyond kurush beyond the conflict of the unbeliever, the disbelievers with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam into eternity into then Allah, Allah subhana wa tada inherits heavens and earth, it is a lesson for all of us. It is a test the test of wealth, the test of power that Allah subhanho wa Taala test some of his servants well.
So the main theme of this story is a trial is a test and that is the test by wealth and by power, as Allah subhana wa Taala said in verse 17, have sort of column in Bellona, home camera, Bellona, US have agenda, we indeed have tested them, like we tested the people of the garden, or the owners of the garden.
And the test, as we know is, is this enough, Allah Subhana Allah, the way of Allah Subhana Allah that Allah will test all of us along with us the good and the bad will test the the believer and the unbeliever will test the wealthy and the poor. But the test of Allah subhanho wa Taala may take a different shape and a different form, according to each and every one of us. But one of these tests is this particular type of test and that is testing by power. When Allah subhanho wa Taala hands people, a certain amount of wealth, a certain amount of control. And Allah subhana wa Taala wants to see what they do with it.
So what is the story of the owners of the garden, and it is narrated upon portada Tabby, who was one of the students of Abdullah bin bass, may Allah be pleased with both of them, that this garden this luscious garden belonged to an elder, he said Kenneth in genitally shape, it used to belong to a righteous elderly person, and that man has children. And it was the custom of this righteous servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That and the time of harvest every year, after he puts the fruits together the harvest of his garden together, he will take what is enough for him, and for his children, and for his family for the whole year. But this garden was so wealthy and was so luscious,
that there's always more and everything that is extra from what they need. For the year he will give away in the car, and inside the car and in charity to the poor.
And this was what he did every year of his life and his children would look around and they did not
like what their father was doing. They thought if their father held on to this extra amount of wealth that he is given away, then they'll become a wealthier family. Then they will have more, then they will have extra more than their needs. And they would go to their father and they will protest his what he's doing, and he will not listen to them. But then the father dies
And when the father dies, the children got together. And now they're in control of that garden. They are in control of that wealth. They are the owners of the garden. Las panatela said, as having Jen, they became as Harbhajan, he was the father. And now it's them. Now the test is their test. And now they are the, the the owners of engine. So, what do they do, they get together, and they speak to each other. And they say, well, we need to stop this practice that we disapproved of, at the time of our father, where he was wasting our wealth away, he was just, you know, squandering our money, our money belongs to us and there is our father, he would just give it away and had he not do that we
would be very wealthy family. So, from this day on, there will be nothing going to the poor. So, this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is describing to us, and the words the the, the the verses of these of that we were reciting, shall we just recited and we will go through circumcised but so beautiful, just few words, that actually draws a perfect complete picture of what was going on, like you really watching the drama unfolding before your eyes, just every word has meaning to tell you what was going on inside their minds and what was the situation that is going on at that time. So they are gathering a lot of Hana data, just in few words, he said his XML, layer three Monahan was
behind, they swore they were so determined that they will go on, and they will just get all this harvest, and they will do it early. Must be in an early morning, they will go on to their garden, and they will get all the fruits out, they will harvest all of that, and what will happen and all of a sudden, and that's the whole verse by itself and said what is that what is that noon, and there will be no exception.
They will make no partnership with the poor, they will make no exception of with their wealth with the poor people.
And in that they fell immediately into two different sense.
The first thing is they swore that the next morning they're going and they're going to do their harvest. And the officer in the interpreters of the Quran, they said that immediately the first thing they fill in, is they never linked that with the will of Allah subhana wa tada The fruit is on the tree and the tree is in the garden and the garden is not thread to where they were. So by the time they go to the garden and they harvest the fruit there is a lot of time and many things can happen and you have to say inshallah, you have the link you will to the will of Allah subhana wa jal and you have to mention Allah subhana wa tada and remember the power of Allah subhana wa tada as we
think that we have the power we should always remember the Almighty and all powerful and the first sin they fill in, they fill in is not acknowledging allies will and they were just thinking about what they wanted to do. They want to go out they want to get the harvest and they completely forgot Allah subhana wa tada and they're thinking and then they're plotting.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala said in solar take care of even teaching his prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and teaching us and verses 23 and 24. While at the Quran Anisha
delicata illa Allah was caught up in a seat vocalizer De Niro philia program and has Asha and never say of anything I shall do such and such tomorrow. I must say never ever said that. In law, Yeshua, Allah, you always have to make an exception. They made no exception. Why is that noon? They made no exception. So this verse when they said well is that no one can be interpreted in two different ways. One of it is they made no exception when they said insha Allah for Allah wills, except with saying, If Allah will and remember your Lord, when you forget and say, it may be that my lord guides me unto the nearer way of truth than this. So always mentioning Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and
linking the will of our action to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is an essential part of Eman.
The second sin that they fell in, when they said well is this noon when Allah subhanaw taala said, well as that's known, they will make no exception, meaning they will make no exception for the poor. They will not give the poor their due. Right. That
Their father, the father of these inherited these errors, the inheritors of that garden used to give every year to the poor, the poor are used to that. And it's been accustomed in that particular place that that garden, the extra harvest will go to the poor. And they made they said this year, we'll have no exception.
And you see there network and network and we will see how Allah subhana wa Taala will show us their way of thinking and what was going on within their own nests, their own soul. And at that time, what is working within it is unnecessary Amaro, the evil commanding self of these children. It's commanding them to produce to deprive the poor from their due, right.
And they fell, they felt like this is a plan that is so achievable, the garden is there, the fruit is on the tree. And all we need to do is just get there a little earlier than usual. Get the harvest in the boxes and get the boxes out. And by the time the poor is will be in the garden, we'll just say, nothing is left sorry.
There is nothing for you. It seems so simple, and so achievable to them at that time. But say and Allahumma shaytani, r mela and that's this is how the way they shaitan beautifies, and makes these actions easy and so achievable. And so, so, so within reach, and it was within their reach, except that Allah subhanaw taala had a different plan for them. That's why we we almost kind of what Allah tells us these stories, and it is the do right of the poor to actually get their part of the harvest on the day of harvest. And that is clearly outlined in Surah Al anon verse 144. Allah subhanho wa Taala said well, one lady and Jeanette Lucia, Lucia, when Allah was around, elephant aku was a tune
our man shall be hungry, shabby, kulu means Emery, he is a Moto, to hepco who Yamaha saw the 1234 in a hula bull moose riffin Allah subhana wa Tada. It is a law who produces gardens
that are paralyzed and and paralyzed. And they palms and the crops, different shapes and paste their fruit and their seeds. It is a lost creation it is a law that is providing all of that and olives and pomegranate is similar in kind but different in taste, eat of their fruits when they ripen but pay the dues they're off this is a cat is charity, according to Allah Subhana Allah is order on the day of its harvest. So the father was really doing the right thing. And the sinner is to prove to really it is ordered that you give the due right on the day of harvest. You don't take it you don't store it you don't you just give it away on the day of the harvest and and when it is related to
And Waste not by extravagance verily he likes not those who waste by extravagance, almost pantalla 234 in a hula Hippo surfing, but they decided that they will have none of that and they felt they went to bed and they had a very an airtight plan. That by next morning, they will be wealthier people than they will ever work because this year nothing is going out. The entire harvest will be there. Now once the panel with Allah tells us what happened that night, Allah subhanho wa Taala said football family you know for from Europe became our home a moon for us. Sorry.
Allah subhana wa tada tells us how swift his plot is, as they were asleep. A visitor from a law came a visitation from a law. And the scholar said it is fire that completely ruined that garden.
A visitation from your Lord at night, burned it or destroyed it.
While they were asleep. They were completely heedless from what's going on they completely unaware what was going on with their garden.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala said saw the garden this luscious green beautiful, filled with fruits became black by the morning, like pitch dark night and ruins while for us vodka serene. It became ashes upon ashes, it became an area of complete destruction
by the will of Allah subhana wa
and they're completely unaware of what is going on. And Allah subhana wa Taala had a different plan for
So here they are Allah subhanaw taala continues to give us the picture of how they were, what they were how they were going about. Salah Canada must be hearing that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, so in the morning, they called out to one another. As soon as the morning broke at the break of dawn, they started waking each other up, get up, let's go.
We have a plan we have work to do. We have to get all that harvest. It's all ours today, fatten adaboost in and it'll do at a healthy calm. Go get your own harvest. See the words of Quran are very precise and very meaningful. It didn't say what to do. I don't have to go to the harvest. Go to your own harvest. It is your own today. You know they're so happy they're so excited. Now Now this entire thing is hours. They have no idea what was going on. They could do either How does he come in good don't sorry mean if you truly want to go and execute your plan, and get all that wealth to yourself? And then Allah Subhana Allah continues to describe their affair to us. Fun Polanco home yet Haha,
hoffa. So they left the house,
and they were moving, and they were conversing in secret, low voices, they were whispering to each other, and they're cracking down in the morning, so nobody can hear them. But Allah subhanaw taala also gives us the picture of how people that are committing sin behave, especially those who really truly believe in Allah and that they have good judgment. They are not Mujahideen, when they fall fell into sin, and they still have a remainder of Eman in them. They try not to really announce it, but it is a testimony from their own actions against themselves that they're doing something wrong.
When you do something, and when we do something I'm not I don't mean the you figure for you just meaning you know, generally, if someone does a sin,
and they are something that they're doing in secrecy they trying to hide from other people. They should always think that maybe I'm doing something wrong.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam defines wrongdoing and sin says and if muma haka, COVID Maha caffee sodre. Ohashi, Tanya Elena's, he said the wrongdoing the wrong deeds. The sin is what lurks in your chest and your heart. And you don't want people to find out about it. There's any idea you're not really sure whether it's legal, illegal, lawful, unlawful, Ceri, our no Sharia. If you don't want other people to really know about it, if you have certain activities that you really don't want people to know about, then chances are that this is not good.
And their affair as they're leaving the house in the morning a lot describes the way they're going. They're whispering to each other and they're going they're sneaking out in their own house from their house heading to that field, heading to the garden, yet the half a tune.
And they're just you know, whispering in the low tone. They're just kind of laying low, so no one will notice that they're going on earlier and they have a certain plan for that garden. From tala coahoma to half a tune. What were they whispering to each other? The reconfirming reconfirming what what they what they have already planned. They're they're whispering and now you're
Comiskey. There will be no poor people that will come into the garden tonight.
There'll be no needy people sharing your harvest with you today.
They said this is all ours. And then all of us have had on with Allah Maxim and Max their plan and he said what are the other half of them are in our there now they have the power. Now they truly can do what they want to do. When you can see this picture, they are filled with excitement. They are just kind of sneaking out and they're going to the field and they feel it's done deal you know we did it. Here it is the field is just you know a few steps away and and today we're wealthier than we ever were.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala said yeah, don't you see? What though Allah have them katerine now today they have the power. Of course they have nothing. Today, Allah subhanaw taala they have the power to prevent the pool taking anything of the fruit. How is you know, the scholars, the interpreters, they really had different opinions about what this particular word mean.
But mostly it's what when when you hold back when you prevent when you when you protect your thing, and Allah said now, now they can all truly have the power to protect
Their own well.
But we know what happened to their well. We know our loss plan.
We know how Allah subhanaw taala is testing them and trying them and teaching them
and they are capable of nothing. They are completely powerless, but they don't know it. And who are these people? It is most of us from our NFC. Most people think they have the power. Most people think that if they have such and such amount in the bank, and we have you know this and that it's really mine, you know, I'm fully in control of it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala always reminded us to remember, everything is Allah.
Allah owns everything, everything belongs to him, even you, even ourselves belong to us, that the believers say in alila, finally, Roger, we are to Allah, we belong to Allah. And what are we a Babylon, we are the slaves of Allah. Now we may not understand really slavery, well, but people at the time of the Prophet and the Sahaba, they understood what slavery means that you and what you have completely belong to your owner.
And who is our owner, Allah Subhana, WA Tada. And if you are a slave to a lie, you are a slave to nobody else.
If you belong to Allah, nobody can claim ownership over you.
And this is what the last panel says reemphasizing says they thought they really truly have the power over that. And they have the power to say you can do it you cannot you can take and you cannot, like they control
what the poor people will have. And they completely powerless, who was the truly poor person in that particular moment. They were, they just didn't know it. They have nothing. They have absolutely nothing. This group of people that are coming out of their houses with arrogance, and say laya Kolenda, hello Malaika miskeen do not like any poor people and they are very poor. They may be now poor than the people they're talking about. They really have nothing.
And this is what I was, sorry nines is no matter how rich you are, no matter how wealthy you are, no matter how strong you are, remember
that your strengths come from this, from Allah strength, your strength come from alcovy your wealth come from ilani.
Your kodra your power come from Okada.
We are to a law. And anything that Allah bestowed upon us is a temporary trial is a temporary test that we will be asked about on the Day of Judgment.
So that's why we have to understand that this is a test. And this small story is very important. He can't really say enough about this. This is life. This is our test on this earth.
Everything we have everything we think is our health, our wealth, our family, our power, our talent, our gifts, it's all from who from a lot. And it is all in our custody. And to a certain time, what Allah subhanaw taala inherited that back and inherit us back.
And that is our test.
So they now they thought they have the power and Allah subhanaw taala marks their flock. So
they are really truly powerful now, and they're heading on to their field. So they reach the garden, and they look around and they see nothing but ashes, they see nothing but through wins. They look around they look at each other, and they say we must have taken the wrong way.
This is definitely we must have taken the wrong turn.
We are lost vilamoura Oh Ha in Allah Baldwin.
When they saw it, they said we are truly lost. We this cannot be true. This is not our garden.
This ruin place is not ours.
And at the same time it has that meaning within that they were a strike. They were really lost. They were lost in their thinking. They were lost in their behavior. They were lost from the path of a lawn, his profits, the path of their own right to his father, that taught them how to do this. taught them how to to give out to the poor, but they went astray. So when they saw it.
They said we are truly astray.
This cannot be ours, we have gone astray we are lost.
And then they looked around and then reality hits.
They were they the realization came first moments of the of this of this test was utter disbelief. No, this is not happening to me. I it's not possible that I've lost everything.
I'm supposed to prevent the poor from getting this I'm not the poor person.
After the shock and disbelief, the reality started sinking in for them.
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now we are the deprived one, we are not lost. This is this used to be our garden. But now we have we are deprived.
So now this is the moment. This is the pivotal moment of our story. This is the most important moment where someone
have to make a decision
to either go back to a law or go further away from Allah subhana wa Tada. This is the moment of truth, if you will,
when they have the realization, that something is wrong. This is the wake up call that Allah Subhana Allah sent for them. This is the heart shaking. See some people, you can wake them up if you whisper in their ear. Some people you have to set the alarm. Some people you have to sit on top of them and shake them to wake up.
And these people have to be shaken.
And unless you come
from real heart. And this is the pivotal moment in this story. And as we reflect on the story of Quran, but Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely knows and Allahu Alem Allah knows best, it is so important that he put it in this book.
And this moment,
one of their best, you know, one of their brothers call it out so to him, the one with the most middle way, the best of them. The one that that usually he's the closest to righteousness.
The middle one.
Hello Sato home, lm Aquila calm, now like to set the home did not say to you, you should praise Allah, you should mention your Lord.
They were completely The only time they mentioned Allah in this whole story before this moment
was when they swore that they are going to prevent any part of their wealth to go to the poor is XML. Speaking, that was the only time they mentioned a lot before.
And they had no other mention of a lot they were noticed to be there was no insha Allah, there is no mentioning of the rights of Allah and the way of Allah.
And now the brother said Didn't I say we should have mentioned our
things you say?
And you didn't we say that you should praise your Lord.
And now they started turning around.
They chose the better way. Because you can either go in the way of repentance and a way of going back when Allah opens that door for you see when our last panel attalla shakes people with the disaster with the calamity with something hard in your life with something hard in the life of the oma.
If we are people of a man we have to understand if we are people of faith, Allah doesn't want to harm us, sometimes allow us just to get our attention. And if our attention cannot be get gotten because of our stubbornness, by the whisper by the message, then something has to shake us and allies all capable of shaking us really good.
And that's what happened to them. And the other way is the way of stubbornness, the way of families.
The way of trade Pon lanova is whenever they when shaitan realized the wrongdoing that he was doing what happened to him. He was increasing in their sin his stubbornness remember the story of a police and Adam and the and the defiance that obliques had before Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the way of shaytaan nollet. The Terracotta watershed did not follow in the footsteps of shapefile in the hola como movie, indeed he is a clear enemy to you.
So the way is to go back to Allah subhanaw taala and do not be stubborn, and that you see that that seed that the righteous father has already planted, it was hidden. It was hidden under levels of greed.
of just love of this dunya that's what they had. That's the only thing on their mind walking into the garden. All of that was shaken away. You know that seed of righteousness that seed of good started showing up on the surface now.
And they say Subhana
Allah Subhana rabina they immediately remember Allah subhana wa tada and an admittance of guilt. So as they were walking through, they're guarding their necks Amara was speaking to them, as well.
Comiskey Do not let any poor people come in a model as a, an evil commanding self. But when they were shaken,
the nacinda woman came out
the blaming self. How would you do that? You don't remember who you are.
You're a believer. You were raised by this righteous man. How can you not remember who you are? How can you not remember what you believe in,
started blaming themselves, and they started realizing their own guilt
cannot have been in cannavale me also Pamela glory to our Lord Verily, We have been wrong tours.
And Allah Subhana Allah said
that that is usually a sign of a believer.
See, a believer is not immune to sin.
A believer is not an angel, that human being
you do right? And you do good.
And then you do also bad things out of the weakness of a human being. And Allah subhanho wa Taala and sorted lm Ron, verse 135 tells us how should a believer behave
at this particular moment, the moment of truth, when you have to come to realization that you have went astray in Nevada alone. We have deviated we have went astray.
We did something wrong. Allah subhanaw taala said to Allah Dina is alpha alpha,
alpha mu and fusa home the common law festival farolito newbie him woman you have to do a lot more. Well, a new Saru Elena Sarah Lumia, lemon, beautiful.
The doors of hope and repentance widely open by this verse, Allah subhanaw taala said and those who when they have committed illegal act,
or wrong themselves with evil, painted their own selves with evil, they what do they do they remember Allah. First thing these children said Subhana Allah
remember Allah have the words of the mention of Allah subhanho wa Taala in your heart, have it in your tongue. remember Allah say, everyone that you're afraid off, that you do something wrong towards to, and you're you they have power and authority you try to run away from them. You know, if I, you know, go and, and and attack or do something wrong against one of you know, are physically strong brothers, and I see them away you know, block away I go somewhere else, frayed, I don't want to face what I've done.
except Allah Subhana Allah God.
When you do something and you wrong, use yourself before Allah you run to him.
When we do something wrong, before Allah, we go to Allah. What are we What else do we go?
Where do we go? except Allah subhana wa Tada.
This is what Allah says, Allah. First thing you do is you mentioned you reconnect.
There's some ties that we have cut with Allah, the rope that unless pantallas speaks off, will it go off? We cut it. Allah subhanaw taala first thing said you hold back on to it, by the mention of Allah subhana wa, the karma, then ask forgiveness for still thoroughly the newbie. One if it is in the line, who else would forgive the sins except alpha? Except the all forgiving Allah?
Who won't give you mercy except that Rahim. Allah Allah. What may have been over in Allah when you sudwala
sin important thing said they're just they're not defiant. They're not stubborn. They're not going through this obstinacy. They don't they don't persist on what they were doing wrong.
Meanwhile they have noticed and realize what's going on. And that's all you need to do. Mention Allah, reconnect with him, leave your sin. And that is Toba and ask Allah subhana wa Taala for forgiveness.
So they realize that this is panel have been an inner cannavale mean? Bella Baba Humala Baba Nutella moon, and they started turning to one another in Blaine. Now, it's only a few lines between now you see that scene of this always your fault. It was no, no, it was you, you You're the one that said that we should do this. You said we're gonna be wealthy. No, it was you. You listen to me. They're blaming whose fault it is. Just few minutes ago, Fernando misbehaved, they were enticing each other, they were working with each other. They were helping each other. And now when they see the punishment of Allah pantalla before their eyes, that cooperation and collaboration turn into blame.
And that is the way that happens among the people when you see the people of evil, collaborating and conspiring and plotting, and they're like really best friends. Allah. Allah tells us on the Day of Judgment, they will be worst enemy to each other.
they won't be enemies to each other. They won't be blaming each other. They will be cursing each other. They will be asking Allah to punish the other more than he is getting punished.
He dragged me into this he helped me to this Allah Hello Baba whom Yama is any Baba, do you see the good friends not only the friends that Helene is a little bit more than a friend. You know, Brahim and Isla Bashar, closest, you know, one of the closest people to us, your colleague. And you see those close people that you may think, you know, they're really good allies and just love each other.
You see that they're enemies, they're cursing each other.
And these brothers that were just few lines, I mean, you can see in verse 22, they were just, you know, let's get up. Let's go together. And let's do this. Just only by by verse number 30. They're blaming each other was your fault. You didn't you didn't stop me. You, you. You You listen to me.
Talk about Alibaba home Alibaba, Nutella moon, but that is the blaming self working, and necessarily one
fact Alibaba home Alibaba, Nutella moon, but then they came to the realization that it was a collectible.
It was all their fault. They were all partners in this and they all deserve the punishment on this. Car. lujah when Elena well to us,
they started feeling the fear before Allah subhanaw taala from the punishment, they will completely for they completely heedless of that few minutes ago. They were not thinking about the hereafter. And now they're thinking, yeah, well, Ilana
while to us, in akuna, Pauline, not only the first verse, they said, and verse two, verse 29, they said in the cannavale mean, we will transgressors we will, we will excuse me, we were wrongdoers we did wrong, we were sweet sin. But then when they came to the realization of how severe their sin was, they say we have transgress the limits of our law. We have stepped out the boundaries that the last panel has drawn for us, as human beings, as people of righteousness. In the corner Pauline, that is worse than volume
is the transgressor octoberat in a frown upon her fellow Hara was a partier. He transgressed over his limits. So Allah puts limits for every one of us, till July
these are the limits of pharma to not get near.
And they have came to the realization that they transgressors their limits, they thought they are powerful, before the old powerful, they felt that they have the power to give sustenance to the poor.
They feel they are the ones that are given risk to others. You know, this is a major problem. And they realized all of that
said this is worse than committing a sin.
This is worse than committing a sin as this is probably the end.
We have placed ourselves where we should not be.
We put ourselves in the power before Allah subhanho wa Taala
All Powerful. We feel like we give people what Allah gives us. We felt people need us and look at us now. We are all needy. before Allah Subhana.
Allah Yahweh Ilana in Kunal Pauline.
So they went through these three stages of the realization of what they did first, they remember the mention of a law, then they admitted the wrongdoing against themselves and against the poor people, they realize this and they did. And then most importantly, and the last stage they realize they're fully on, which is realizing the position they put themselves in before our last panel what
they felt they are Almighty, all powerful in their own way in their own mind. And this is one of the things that found it, man into the community like anxiety. I know no god but me.
Around said that,
when someone forget who's in charge, who's in control, that Estonia see the policy as tyrants is what they call them, you know, the tyrants when they are in control, powerful army, powerful intelligence, you know, all of these police and all of that they feel like they have absolute power over people.
And that is terrifying. That is stoian because they forget who really is in charge. who really has the power over everyone, including that person.
And that's where they became too hot. That's where these people became too hot. Because they forgot who they are before almost kind of, like tyrants forget who they are. before Allah subhanho wa Taala. When Allah gives him some power, a temporary power, then definitely will end when they die. Even if nothing else happened.
It will end when they die when they leave this world. So any wealth, any power, anything when it comes to us, we have to know one or two things, it's either leaving us or leave We are leaving it.
We are going to part with everything this dunya is or that thing is going to go away from us. We will see it going away or we will leave and and it will be there. Whether it's a powerful house, a beautiful house and powerful car, power for army wealth, big bank account, one of two things will happen either that will go away or we will go away.
And we have to always remember who we are.
So they after that after they realized that they were transgressive. They were too hot. They turned back for loss, Hannah with Allah with repentance. And they said that's a huge deal. And
in rabina, Ravi Boone, we hope that our Lord and now are turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala being the poor slaves that they are being the needy slaves that they are before Allah subhanaw taala see how few moments can change everything in the human heart, when they will walk into that field. They will feeling no need for nobody.
They will feeling that they are well they are going to prevent people from getting something Why is that? No, they will make no exception today.
And now look at them.
This is the true state of every human being. is we are needy, and he is not. We are poor and he is not Subhan Allah
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truly return to our Lord wishing for good that he may forgive ourselves that he may reward us in the hereafter
and he may give us replaced this garden for us. We are truly now the poor people. Now they came to the realization they reviewed themselves.
And Allah subhana wa Taala said because Allah can adapt.
This is the punishment of Allah. When someone transgressors when someone transgresses the limits when someone becomes sinful before Allah subhanho wa Taala when we forget our slavery to a law, to forget that we are a bad
that we are slaves to a law, that we are always no matter how strong we are, no matter how wealthy We are, we are in need in desperate need for Allah subhana wa Tada. We will be shaped
that he can adapt.
Allah said this truly is a punishment for what they did.
But there is worse punishment. So don't don't just pay attention to only what
happens in this dunya kasali kill as well as
a super low can we alone, and indeed the torment, the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if the button
and the torment are to be punished in this dunya is definitely better than being punished in the author and the hereafter, because in this dunya if someone needs the punishment, and they get the punishment, it opens the door for them, to go back to a law and not be subjected to the punishment and the hereafter. So you can punish someone you really love.
You can punish your children,
but you deliver punished punishment for them.
You take away privileges from them, you know, you send them to timeout you punish them. Sometimes, you know, even sometimes a little small, physical to just get their attention and this is what Alice can add. Just to get someone's attention.
Because Allah loves us, loves his, the believers, his servants, he would not let them go astray, unless they want to.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, all of you will enter Paradise except the ones who refuse
could look on your college in a lemon.
And they said oh prophet of Allah, who would refuse to go to gentleman said those who will go astray from my son. They are refusing to go to gentlemen.
So Allah Allah said, When my father in law who be as I become in Chicago momentum over the law do with your torment. If you truly are grateful to Allah and you believe in him, I believe in Allah will torment you for
what may have
occurred to me mental automata with your tournament with punishment, punishing you if you are grateful to Allah, and you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So the tournament in this dunya is something almost desirable.
He never asked Allah for that though. Always the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, This Allah, Allah FWA when afia We ask Allah subhana wa tada the forgiveness without being punished and apphia and and to be saved to be to be in shield me to be shielded from all the bad things that can happen to us. This is the the, the the daughter of the Prophet summon Mohali, he will send them you don't say Allah punish me now Please punish me as much as you want. Now, don't punish me. That is not the way of Allah for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to a man who was dying and he saw that he was in miserable pain. And he was going
through major problems before dying. And he said, What did you do? And he said, I asked a lot to cleanse me before he takes me. And he said, yeah.
You cannot take this. ask Allah, Allah. Allah asked him forgiveness, and has some safety, to ask Allah to punish you.
Or has better than the Alliance has forgiveness. Allies Oh, forgiving allegis wants you to come back. And if you come back, he does what was Allah has said I will not do anything. If I will have you as a victim, who would I do with your punishment in Jakarta momento.
So what happened to them was a misfortune. You know, they lost their wealth. They lost their garden in worldly thinking to disaster they are now they turned from wealthy people to absolutely poor people, from the ones who would turn beggars away to beggars themselves.
But Allah subhana wa tada said, that it when something like that happens, we have to go review ourselves, like these people reviewed themselves. Yeah, we're in an akuna. Tallinn. In the cannavale mean, they know they were transgressors. They were wrongdoers, and Allah wants us to review ourselves wouldn't something that calamity hits us, whether it's on a personal level, whether it's on a family level, whether it's on a community or even on their own level.
We have to review what we're doing. Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Surah
verse 31, ma Sabah, Kumi, merci button, de mer cassava, a deacon, well, yeah, foreign keys here.
Whichever whatever misfortune happens to you, it is because of the things your hand have have brought, things that you have gained the sense the deviation from the way of Allah in the way of His Prophet Muhammad, sallAllahu wasallam. And for many of them for many of these
deviations from many of these things Allah grants forgiveness. If Allah was going to punish us for every little deviation, we would live a miserable life on this earth. But when something like that happens, when we have we are when we have misfortune we have to go back and review ourselves.
And one of the reflections let's reflect back on the meanings here that we learned tonight inshallah in the last few minutes. First thing is when we do good
we should never be tired of doing good
we should never get tired and be bored or or just feel like you know what, it's always me me every time they need something, they come to me it's just nobody but me. I mean, you know, it's just I'm not gonna give this year. This fundraiser. I'm not going
it's always me. You know, you have nobody but me.
And a lot of prophets a lot to send them into Hadith and they're both avani the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said in LA Quan
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the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said Allah has certain people that he gives certain bounties and gifts to,
to benefit others see what Allah gives us this. The purpose of that is we can benefit others, with our wealth, with our knowledge, with our strength, with whatever Allah gives us, He gives it to us for a reason. And that reason, the purpose of that is so we can be beneficial to other people.
Along cuckoo home as well I have a lot of feral homeless yet all people
are the in custody, the are are the in the custody of Allah subhanaw taala
are cared for by Allah, and the most beloved of people is the one that benefits his his people more the most. So, the prophet said, Allah has certain people that he gives bounties and he gives things for so they can benefit others. And as long as they are doing that, as long as they are benefiting others as long as they are giving away some of that bounty that Allah gave to them, then Allah will keep providing for them, for examiner will have but when they held back, a lot takes it away from them.
When they hold back,
a lot takes it away from them. See what happened to these people. They wanted to hold back some of the fruits of garden so what their father their father wouldn't just give everything away. He would take everything that is enough for him and for his family and for his children and their families for an entire year. And whatever extra he gives away. Yes, aluna Canada, una cola foo when they ask you what do we spend? This is Koran say what's extra love doesn't want you to leave your family starving and give away.
But these people said we are naked, no exception. Well as this new, one is this new, and allows the Prophet sallahu wa sallam said whenever they hold back, then Allah will take it away and they put it to other people give it to other people. And in a similar Hadith, and on the authority of urban advance in this hadith more for Mammon, I did an AMA La La, la, la, from Madrid, Hello internet LA.
There is not one slave of Allah, that Allah gives to give some bounties to, and then people come and ask him, and then he turned them away, or he just, he just gets, you know, disgusted with that or, you know, just bored with it. And he said, You know what, some other people than me, you know, I'm not the only one driving a Mercedes around, you know, and, and they, you know, they just say, Enough of that. They, you know, they just hate it, they don't like to be asked, then the Prophet said they're exposing their wealth to be taken away. They're losing their insurance policy. With the last panel of
people who told back something, they can give something extra, something that Allah Subhana Allah ordained, they're, they're obligated zecca that they're exposing themselves to the punishment of a loss.
So finally, let's ask ourselves a quick question. What happened to these brothers, to the children of that righteous man? Was that good or bad for them?
Was it good or bad?
was good for them. Although it you know, it sounds you know, they lost their wealth and they lost their garden. But what happened to them was a much needed awakening so they can be spared the worst punishment of the hereafter. So more or less
pantalla concludes the story when as
the tournament of Africa is much worse, they were spared that they came to Allah subhana wa Tada. So what happened to them is actually very good for them.
Allah subhanho wa Taala said was wrong.
You may hate something, this like something, but it's good for you. Because if it draws you nearer to Allah Subhana, WA Tada, it's good for you, even if it hurts.
Even if it's something that is painful, that pain is temporary in this dunya. But when it draws you to Allah subhana wa Tada, it's good for you wasa one center,
and you may like something and it's bad for you,
you may like to be very rich.
In one words, the the said at the AFI
may exceed or foreclosure minute link, I give you what's enough for you, but you have something that will make you a tyrant. And sometimes if we ask for extra wealth, we may deviate, you know, wealth is corrupting.
And you see it is it is history that tells you the wealthiest people on the face of the earth are the most corrupt one. And they seem like they never have enough. And they never satisfied what they have.
The worst people usually I'm not making you know, that's not a general. But some most some of the worst people are the most wealthy people that have more than enough that they want more. And they commit crimes, and they cause suffering, and the world just to have more.
So sometimes the things that we hate may be good for us. But the things that we want more off may not be good for us. So we always ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah for Allah,
Allah for Well, apphia forgiveness and what is good for us.
one of the hidden meanings in this sutra, in this verse in this story
is the good deeds of the father can reflect good on the children.
See, one of the things this is there are two good stories in the Quran to show us that if the father was good, alone, enough, forget his children
of the parents were good, were righteous people, Allah will take care of the children after their con.
So why Allah subhana wa Taala would not let this people go astray without punishment and then punish them and then
because of the good deeds of their father, because the father was good, then Allah subhanaw taala will not let the children go astray, even if they need heart shaking to come back, even if they need a little punishment in this dunya so they can be back. Allah will bring him back because of the good deeds of their father. And this is reciting the Quran and his story that we will go over in Surah take care of
that Allah subhanho wa Taala protected the wealth of two orphans, you know the story of Musa alayhis salaam and the righteous person, and there was he built a wall to protect the wealth of two orphans. Why? It's another instance All right, alkaff he said, what kind of abou masala because the father was the righteous name.
So I'll take care of them. And Allah Subhana Allah said that this is an insurance policy for your children. You know, forget about this life insurance thing. If you really wanted through insurance with a loss of Hannah Montana. It is in Surah Nisa, verse number nine. Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Well, he actually de la Tara komen calcium. Maria Tanga Tanga for Allah him, Felipe de la jolla kulu Colin sadita. He said those who leave people behind them
and they fear for them that they will be weak and they will be subjugated to the bad things in this life. Then let them do two things. Fear law and always say the right thing. Fear Allah have Taqwa
and always do the right thing and always say the right thing. And we are out of time with that and I ask Allah subhana wa Taala for me and for you forgiveness and to accept our deeds, a code only had our stuff we'll have all the manual