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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi etchmiadzin along them aluminium and found our fine every man Lambton, I was eating a man with a config denier. But I mean, a lot of Mr. Hollinger basic medical and short Alena Medicare then Jalali kromm. smilla rahmanir rahim tonight inshallah we will be reflecting and trying to study the verses in Surah Yaseen, which is the 36th chapter of the Quran. So inshallah we'll be projecting most of those verses but you're welcome to follow with the with the book if you like
the surah trc has a story in it and as we reflect on the stories of the Quran, the story is very simple to bat a believer in a town or a village, where he was basically the only one that responded to the call of not only one messenger, one Prophet, but three of them. And he is known in Islamic tradition as the believer. opsc So again, this is the chat 36 chapter of the Quran and it starts with verse 20.
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Allah says, and put forward to them a similar feud, the story of the dwellers of the town, when there came messengers to them. When we sent them two messengers, they belied them both. So we reinforced them with a third. And they said, Verily, We have been sent to you as messengers. They, the people of the town said, You are only human beings like ourselves, and the Most Gracious Allah has revealed nothing. You are only telling lies,
familiar, and messengers send to a village that transgressed and belied and denied the the oneness of Allah denied that Allah will send messengers to admonish people and to reinforce the Sharia. And Allah says, In this particular case, Allah sent them two messengers at one time. And we know that that happens also, in other places in the Quran, we know that Moosa and Harun Moses and Aaron were both sent as messengers both at the same time to the people around the family of Farah. So it is not all unusual in the in the tradition of Allah and Allah Sunnah to send more than one messenger at a time for wisdom that he knows. So for this particular story, Allah sends two messengers to this
town. Yet Allah says that Ethan, Ethan, and then we reinforce them, we increase them with the third messenger. So the people of this village have been send at least two messengers initially, and then Allah send them a third one. So the call here for us, what we understand of that is the call the Dharma, the message has to be very clear to them. The message that those people received is crystal clear, as clear as the sunlight. It's very clear what Allah has instructed him to do. And what did the message are, they said, We are sent by your Lord, we are sent by Allah as messengers. How did the people respond? They said, You are only human beings. So what in their mind in the mind of those
who believe the messengers that just because you're a human being, you must be a liar? If God wants to send he would not send a human being. He would send angels he would send other other type of creatures. Man, some elaboration on Miss Luna woman's enemy Shay and don't tell us that Allah has sent you. You are but a bunch of liars. You are basically liars you are telling lies and
This rejection is again not unusual for the kuffaar for the disbelievers. Allah says in Surah turabian, about the rejecters of faith, the people that reject the messengers of Allah, that he can be an who can attend to him rasuluh, whom build a narrative about Sharia do Nana
was Stella, la, la la la neon, Hamid, this is from a different chapter from a de la bonne, sola to Tel Aviv. And Allah says, that was because there came to them, they're messengers with clear signs, clear proofs, but they said, shall mere men guide us. They did not accepted that another human being is calling them to the path of God. And they said, For cafaro, so they disbelieved and what Hello, and they turned away from the truth. So the truth was clear to them. And the thing that made them rejected was because the caller to the path of God was a human being like they are, and again, and saw that in one minute, the kuffaar said, the pagans of Christ said that the kuffaar throughout
history throughout our time, they said, Well, apart from pressure on lithium in
Iran, if you are a human being like yourselves, then very you indeed would be losers. Now the obedience to that human being is not because of that humanity, the attributes of the human beings and that person. It is an obedience to Allah and his obedience to the Creator who send that messengers when we obey the commands of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We are obeying the law.
Allah, those who obey the messengers are obeying Allah. Why? Because when the messenger is bringing the commandments when he is bringing the admonishment when he is bringing the good advice, he is bringing it from Allah is bringing in from the Lord. In Hua Illa.
Allah says, it has not been inspired revelations is what the messengers is bringing to you. So they belied the messenger because he is but a human being.
So what would the messenger say in response to that argument? They said, pallulah buena Alamo in LA Kumamoto saloon, Mama Elena Bella whole movie, the messenger said, Our Lord knows that we have been sent as messenger See you, it is enough for us. How would you gulyas How would you reject our call, and we are bringing you the truth and approves. All messengers come with miracles, all messengers come with supporting proofs from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We saw and we're studying the life of Musa alayhis salam of Moses how he brought nine, nine clear signs around the Pharaoh and the people of Pharaoh and they belied every single one of them. When they clearly saw that those miracles cannot
be human miracles, there is no way that even a magician or a sorcerer can bring those proofs and the science that Moosa was bringing when his staff would swallow the magic of the magicians and the illusions that they were portraying. And it was clear to them that this was not magic. Even the Sorcerer's fell down in frustration, he did frown believe that Pharaoh believe in Allah, did he accept the truth? No, every time they would reject the truth, every time they would go to Moosa and they would ask them to lift the calamity or lifted trial upon them with when they were tested with the blood, the lice, and and, and all of these other other problems that they that they deserved. So
they can just see the truth. Every time they would go to him and say, yeah, you have sat him, or you sorcerer in Europe like pray for your Lord, ask your Lord to live that calamity. And then when that calamity, they reject, they continue on their path of rejection.
So those messengers say you know, that Allah has sent us it is clear to us that it's enough for us that the most important witness for our messages align self How can we belie How can we lie before Allah subhana wa Tada. And the same argument that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had put forward for courage.
And Allah says that if he was a liar, then Allah will will will can rip him apart. Unless it had a husband. I mean, who believe I mean some Melaka pan I mean, who knows? Well, I mean, coming in and hydrazine, no one can protect him if he's a liar,
but he is calling and claiming and witnessing in the name of almost panic attacks.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala said Kaltura Guna Alamo in LA comme la de Lune. Elena in del Bella mubin. Allah knows that we are the messengers to you, but our job is only to deliver the clear message to you.
The job of the messengers is not to guarantee the response of the people to their message.
The messenger is not a failure. If no one responds positively to the call of a law, they only have their job is the way it is stated, deliver the message deliver it as clearly and as accurately from your north. So they said marilena inland Bulava mubin. Our job our duty to you is only to convey plainly and clearly the message to you.
So the people responded to them. How would they respond to that? Though, there's the argument here is really strong from the messenger standpoint. How is Allah Subhana Allah saying that those people responded to them, follow
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the people said the rejecter said, for us, we see an evil omen for you. And evil omen. So we we just think it your bad news. You're an evil omen. You bring evil things to us in nataka Yana. What is the word toponymy? What is it?
What is pyron? Arabic language?
bird, right? What is bird has anything to do with an evil Omen?
Why is the word for evil Omen, Papa Yarmouth
is going back to the basics of the language and actually the habits of the Arabs. And the habits of jelly are the habits of the time of ignorance before the message of Allah.
A priori came actually from birds, but the Arabs, they believed in omens, they had this all tradition, the pagan tradition that is deviated from the oneness of Allah and the worship of Allah. as Muslims, we believe that all good, all bad, all comes by the permission and the wisdom of Allah. And it only comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And no one has any power over their destiny, except Allah, Allah has limitless and infinite power over destiny. And that is an article of faith, the sixth article of faith that a man will cover one color. So there's really no evil omens effect you see a black cat
if you pass whatever other omens in a broken mirror, right, pass under a ladder, or or good omens, things that we are talismans or things that we carry, like a rabbit foot, you know, that's supposed to bring good luck or a clover or whatever, you know, all of these talismans and and amulets and, and and all of these omens. This was the beliefs of Jamia This was believes that kind of ignorance, that there are certain things that will show you the way of TO DO NOT to do so when did the birds have anything to do with it, they will take a bird, and if they will, for example, intend to do something like travel on a on a journey, and they let the bird fly. And if the bird flies to the
right, then that's a good omen. And if the bird flies to the left, then that is a bad omen. So this is called a theater. So they go and allow the birds to decide for them what is good, and what is bad. color in the takayanagi come, they said well, we see you all as a bad omen as an evil omen. And if you don't stop if you don't seize, we will surely stone you. Now, this is the other argument of this belief. If they do not have an intelligent and a logical response to the call of the truth, they will always either practice or at least threaten violence. We saw how around how Pharaoh responded to the call of Moosa of Moses, he says, are only up to Moosa, let me kill him kill Moses,
Moses, let me kill Moosa
and let him call his Lord. It was challenging Musa and challenging the lord of moves.
And the same argument of tyranny. The same argument of oppression doesn't stop. It's the same deal. They said, if you don't stop calling us
They're not gonna respond to words by words they will respond to words by stoning.
Now this is always an and sign of oppression and transgression. You don't have to have a problem with my my preaching you have problem with my words respond to me with words. Let's let the truth come out. No, they say if you don't stop, we will stone you. Then our German nachum What am I sending a caminada Bonelli and you will be afflicted by torture from us by torment that will fetch you from us.
And this argument of bad omen and let it leave us all we just don't want to hear what you say. We don't want to know what you want to bring to us. Rejection before you even
accept the the to open the discussion is not new for the disbelievers. Allah shows us in certain limit
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la Vega, Humphrey Konya de Simone Kalia Camila Mecca strategy known as a Caitlyn Jenner, Lolita, Stefan Allah Allah Allah come to California nabek will be my Mac chordify recomendo la bellenden come on to send you the same argument that Silas brought his people. He said come to the mercy of Allah, come to the forgiveness of your Lord. Just come back to his path and you will receive mercy and forgiveness. They said we augur ill omen from you we sense that your bad luck. Just evil Omen, you and those who are with you, the believers with you. And he said your ill omen is with Allah. It is from yourselves. You are bringing the evil destiny upon yourself by rejecting the truth from
Allah subhanho wa Taala balentien como tu phenol, can you sense it? Can you understand it? You are being tried, you are being tested by Allah Subhana with Allah. He said nay but you are people that are being tested.
And that is the fitna, that is the test of Allah subhana wa to Allah. Same thing with Pharaoh. Now we say that that Pharaoh frown really is the the the the quintessential tyrant. It's the quintessential rejecter of truth, after clewd truth and the clear path becomes so apparent before him and his people and the same argument and the same evil Omen thing came from Brown as well. Allah says in Surah cloud off verse 1031, phaser Jad who will has an AVI want to sit home set on fire will be Musoma in Nepal, Roman Allah, Allah, Allah Allah. Allah says, but whatever good came to them, they said, ours is this, this because we deserve it. It's us when something good happens to them.
But if evil afflicted them, something bad happened to them, they they ascribe it to evil omens connected with Moosa and those with him. Allah says Be informed Verily, they're evil only are with omens are with Allah, but most of them No, not. The evil Omen the evil destiny that is afflicting them is from their Lord. It is not because of Moosa, it is not because moose has bad luck, because they're bringing it upon themselves with their evil deeds. And that's when the evil is afflicting them.
And the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I will start with the Hadith in Sahih. Bukhari as narrated on the authority of Abu Zubaydah the alarm rang, Abu hurayrah said, I heard a lot apostel prophet of Allah saying, there is no tiara, there is no clear or no bad omens, no evil omens, and the word that was used as a piano, which is the known word for the Arabs, when they send those birds and they dispose the way the birds fly, decide if it's a good omen, or a bad omen. The Prophet said there is no tiara, and the best of Omen is fatten. The best of Omen is this fed, and they asked us how the what is fed. He said, a good word that one of you hears and take as a domain
meaning when always think positive, always think positive, after relying on Allah Subhana with Allah, when the Sahaba and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were camping outside the sanctuary of Mecca, and the place called El davia. And there was the negotiation of the pagans of Christ was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when so heinous.
was the last negotiator the last negotiator?
kurush that came to the Prophet news prolonged and, and and really difficult negotiating to prevent negotiations to prevent the Prophet and his companions to enter Mecca. And then when the last person came was slain, and the Prophet said so hey in sallallahu lakum so hey May Allah is it for you because the name of Sudan is similar to the word easy in Arabic language. So hey, and say hello. So he said, maybe that's a good, good word. Well, let's think positive. And that's what he said that you can take that you can take good omens as with good words, what does that mean? If somebody is going on a journey, and they send some difficulty in their heart, they're going through a test, it
is good to say inshallah it will be good in sha Allah will be nice. You know, the last place you're leaving is the masjid and that's the blessed place and you're going to the test, Charla that will be good thing. That is a good it's not really an omen, but it's a good word. It's a positive word. It's the word of encouragement that we don't think talismans. You don't put a necklace around your neck and said this necklace is protecting me from bad destiny and bad evil. That is major shirk, that is major disbelief. And Allah Subhana. Allah is we're putting attributes of Allah into things that cause no good or no harm for us. It really defies our faith and in the oneness of Allah. And then
Allah has ultimate and absolute power over destiny, which is whether it's good or bad, and that's why evil omens of play Allah is this belief, it is a major shift. If someone truly believes that, that birds flying to the left, or the cats passing or the mirror breaking, is something that is going to cause in all by itself, a bad event, that is shirk. That is this belief in our last panel with Allah and the Prophet said, after Yahoo shook up the era to shake up try to shirk, three times repeated, that that type of belief is this belief, if we have faith in that, that is this belief in Allah subhana wa tada
the Hadees that is agreed upon his lufia do not look at those omens. And there is another Hadith and narrated by inanimate men Radha
and her jetty Prakash Ashok, those who have bad omens that prevent them from doing what they want to do, they have committed shark, they have gotten to the point of this belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Meaning if we are to go someplace, and then that black cat passes by said I'm not going anymore.
Right? Some people actually do that. You know, and that is shook, you know, so profits that omens if any home is actually caused you to change your course of action, then you don't believe in Allah. You don't believe that? Allah has that? And the Prophet said, leads me Nana and Papa era to fear Allah. None of us not, is not all of us, those who have those omens, or they seek omens. You know, they seek certain omens. How do we defy those omens? How do we defy this superstitious thinking? by true telecon by through reliance on Allah, by giving ourselves our destiny, no, it is all in the hands of Allah. Brothers and sisters, don't panic, you're in good hands. You're in the hands of
Allah. And if you are good, and you're practicing the good, you have nothing to worry about. Whatever good is good for you. And whatever, even bad things that afflict us, will be rewarded for it for our patience for our tolerance, and for our Eman for our faith and that from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we are about to go forward and perform something, then we just put our trust, fully, unquestionably, in the Lord and Allah subhana wa
probably allocate our Cal la kamasi or banally katakana la kamasi. Allah, we rely on you and the destiny and the power over destiny is all in your hand. This is the truth are called on Allah and and if we, if we believe in any of these omens, then we're really violating violating our trust and Allah subhana wa Tada. Now, the Sahaba the prophets, the prophets, companions were raised in a society of omens and talismans. This was a way of life for them, and many of them would come complaining to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that the some of that is still in our hearts. You know, if you are raised and you live your whole life, like if you look in a broken mirror, it's bad
luck. Sometimes you can't help it if you really see a broken mirror, just to have that little fear in your heart, or a black cat or whatever the things that will
Or or an owl, or whatever, whatever. For each culture, culture has its own right, good omens and bad omens.
The Prophet said, Men are dead to piranha jetty odesza Kalia Rasul Allah Naka fara to that color code, those who have this in their heart who they feel it or they have their suspicions. What do they say? They will say Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah. Allah, there is no evil Omen, except what you bring. It's nothing that it's whatever you bring, we accept it. And in Arabic, the literal translation is laid out, is no bird, unless he's in your hand, or it's in it is in your hand, meaning those birds who's allowing those birds to fly, it is a loss of Hannah with Allah, how do we take refuge and rely on the bird, or The Omen, whatever it is, the word in Arabic
is about the bird. But it doesn't have to be a bird with that nobody practices the flying the birds anymore. But the word stuck to describe the whole event. And we say there's no evil Omen, except all omens are in your hands, all destiny are in your hands when are higher in the hierarchy. And there is no good that can come except that comes from you when they're in a hierarchy. And there is no Lord but you there is no deity worthy of worship except you. There is no one
who he can take as a lord except you as a date as Ella, except you. Why La ilaha highrock. It tells us that those who believe in those omens, they're violating La ilaha illAllah. And that's why they have to reconfirm it. They have to reconfirm La ilaha illAllah by saying at the end of that prayer law in Iraq, there is no Lord but you there is no deity I should say, because it's not allowed by Iraq. It's La Ilaha Iraq, it's no deity worthy of worship, except you. So this is the The Omen here. This is the omens that they cook they said Papa Yana become, they land into hula nerja manakamana masala caminada Bonelli, they said you we just take you as an evil Omen, and if you don't stop
calling us to the way of Allah, we will stone you and back torment back torture will be caused from us against you. Then something happened in that town. And that is the really the the story of what happened in that town is tonight a believer Kane was I mean, Sol Medina theological II. Paula comi, Debbie mursaleen, a tiberiu Mela is a locum agilon
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that one verse, verse 20. It there's so many lessons in every word to learn about beliefs about a man about faith about responding to the truth, that one verse, a man came running from the furthest part of town, when the truth is a parent, we should hurry to it. When we are told a word of wisdom a word of truth. We should not take our time in response or geology luminox on Medina TSR there are two things here. One is Allah subhana wa Allah has given us these details. We said before this quote on is so perfect, and it's so tight and there is not one word extra and it is not one word you can take away from this book.
So when Allah says mean exile Medina, from the furthest part of town, there is a wisdom in that there is a lesson in that is you should make effort he made effort he came and he traveled a long distance from the furthest part of town.
Right? And he came hurrying, he came fast.
He came running to the truth. So this believer just tells you immediately these two words, just give you immediately the character of how he responded to the word of Allah subhana wa Tada. And then what's the first thing that he does? What does he say? He doesn't go to the messengers and tell him I believe in you. I'll join you. I'll be with you. I'll know what does he do?
Collier County, tabula mursaleen he turns on to his people. What is he practicing now?
There is many I mean, he is a normal man. And you know, just an ordinary guy who just joined the rank of the believers by coming from the furthest part of town hurrying to accept the call of those messengers. And the first thing he does, he engages in Dawa. he engages in calling others, to the way of the truth.
So much lessons in that one, one verse. This is a person who tells us that once you see the truth, and it becomes apparent to you, you should call for others to come to it.
Was there not enough people? There were three prophets. There were three messengers, and that one little town, yet he took it upon himself, to add his voice, to the ranks of the truth to the ranks of people that are calling for the truth. Well, Jasmine, Oksana Deena, Tara junius Kalia comentario. Sally. So the first thing is he comes and puts effort.
He came from the furthest part of town, it was not enough for him to sit in his home and say, Okay, I accept the truth. And now I'm a believer. Fine. I'll close my door. I don't want to engage any Anybody else? I don't want to get any headache. Those are people that are threatening What? to stone us? What do they say? Bottom line, and
he's putting himself in danger. Because the threat came in reverse that just before that line, and we will torture you, we will torment you, we will stone you. Yet he comes in. He puts effort. He walks from the furthest part of town, and then he clearly
announce it. And then he calls for those people to come and join the way the truth and then he puts the argument forward.
Allah Amitabha, mousseline atemi rumalaya, sir Luca majra, wahama. He started negotiating with them and calling them to the way of a law with just simple logic. He said, Why, why do you think these messengers are putting their lives in dangerous before you? What reward? What, what are they going to get out of this? Are they asking any reward? Are they asking you for some salary or some money or some, some power malarious Aluko a draw? they asked no wages of you for themselves. While most they don't, and they are rightly guided
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So that tells us that as we engage, and it is a duty upon every Muslim, see this, this man is a role model. This is what we reflect upon these verses, it's not for so we would know what happened to him. It's not a story for entertainment. This is this is the book that we model our lives after this story is for us, he's already gotten his reward. And we will say that it's for us this story that we engage in calling others don't say, don't say there is an event handler, we have great scholars in this town, we have really great group of callers to the way for law.
Don't say I'm gonna sit in my house, I'm gonna lock the door. You know, since 911, things have been really sorted on top of difficult, I'm not gonna just put my neck out there, right? Call to the way of a law.
This man is a role model for all for all of us. He's saying, I'm not gonna Yeah, there are three profits in this town. hamdullah. We have scholars, he had profits, he had messengers, but yet he said I'm gonna join in, and I'm going to do what I can
to call to the way of Allah to call to the wave.
And that's what we should do. Brothers and sisters.
Yes, there are people that are definitely more quiet. And I'm here just to really humble example before you there are in this town, many, many people that are much more qualified than me to be sitting here and to be saying these words. We do what we can. And we ask Allah for acceptance. There are brothers that are doing it many different ways. There are sisters that are gathering the children and other women in their teaching and
there are our brothers that teach that read the teachers citation of Quran. There are brothers that organized festivities and lectures and bring in people to town. There are people that are participating with with organization with just printing flyers there it people that are just designing websites, in sending emails, there are people that are just putting their money out there, because that's what they can do. But the message is, you have to be active in this call. Once we
Receive the truth, it becomes a trust. It becomes an mn and it is the right of everyone else to hear that from us now, whether they accepted or rejected, that is their call, as long as we do our part, as long as we stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment, and said, I've done what I can, I just, I like I brought water, I organized the food table, I brought some flowers made it beautiful, you know, whatever I can I clean the masjid.
You know, the list is is is infinite, but I'm just bringing some examples is, every single one of us has something to offer.
We have some talent, something that we can do. Allah bless this was something and we should use that blessing, the reward the the thanking the gratitude, the sign of gratitude to Allah is to use the blessings that He has given us and thanking him. Because Allah did not say, well, who knew Allah Buddha shukra. Don't say, say or the family of David, thank you. The family of David was blessed with many bounces of Allah. Allah did not say no and say thank you saying Hannah said we're Malou Allah da Buddha shukra. Perform, do the deeds of gratitude. Those blessings have to be taken and translated into actions to do thank Allah for them.
If Allah gave me muscles, I will put that I will help other people. You know, whenever and I know a brother Subhana Allah that He was involved in the charity fund, Allah gave him a very good physical build up, and he will just carry all of these difficult stuff, put them on the truck, take them weeds and give it you know, that's what that was his talent. That was what he could do. Another brother was an accountant on the same thing. And his job was to take care of the books. This is what we do. This is how the Muslims is one solid community because we complement each other. We don't all have to do the same thing, exactly the opposite. We should thank our law and give our gratitude back
to him and the talent that he bestowed upon us and the bounty and the gift that he has specialized us with, that he gave us that he gave to us. So this man is using his calling now. And he's saying those people have they're asking No, no reward. And that's another lesson we take from the another thing we take from reflecting upon those verses is those who are engaged and calling to the way of law, they should not ask for a reward or a wage. Does it mean that it is not allowed for them to be paid for certain action? That's not what it is. But if of those are calling specially those are in on top of the hour, they should have no worldly interest in promoting that hour it takes away from
the sincerity of the call.
Right? This sincere call is done only to please Allah. Now, some people that are hired to do certain things for the masjid does that decrease their reward that they're being paid for it and shall we not know because that is a job and they are getting double reward they're getting their salary for working for the messenger and they're getting a reward for serving the house of Allah and serving the believers. So we need to hear not to say everybody Oh you got paid for it you got naughty word. That's not what it means. But the financial interest should not be really the main goal and let's face it and especially in this society, really if you are working for the for the for any listed
really at this point the United States you are definitely sacrificing a big pay cut because he can go anywhere you can go anywhere and be paid better the salaries for any you know another law alum I know that for a fact just served on that shorter for a while all people that are paid to do to serve this message it will lie brothers and sisters they are way way way underpaid, they can go to the lowest paid job and really make a whole lot more so Sharla we provide we given the difference into our and praying for them in really acknowledging their servitude and and appreciate who they are and what they're doing. And that is everybody ally and and those who are volunteers as well, that just
volunteer their time volunteer their effort. And sometimes we are too critical for their role in what they're doing and we just have to sometimes think and say you know
Maybe, maybe, you know, we asked for Allah to guide them to the right decision and we'd be helpers, not not enemies to them not obstacles and hurdles in their way. But we will be in all positive attitude to really guide we'll all be guided to the right path. So Malaysia's elecom agilon. Mamata do they will not they're asking no earthly reward those profits. He said follow them, follow them because these people what are they going to benefit from you? If you if you become a Muslim or not? What is it going to help these people for? It's not going to help these people.
You're threatening them with you're gonna kill them. You're gonna stone them you're gonna torture them, but they get no benefit, no earthly benefits from this. That is a sign of truthfulness. That is a sign of sincerity. Somebody's putting their lives in danger and they're getting nothing in return. Some something is driving them and that is the power of faith and the faith and a loss of Hannah without and the sincerity of their faith.
So then he turns the argument back to him, said look at me Mariela, Abdullah de fer palani y la Hito. Joan, and why would I not worship the one who has created me
and whom you shall be returned.
Now, just to digress a little bit here, now the word created me is a translation of what's word in this verse
for Tommy, right, LSD photography. Now, what is another word for creation and both are being translated the very same way when you look at the English translation is Halekulani, right halaqa and satara what is the difference between calaca and photography? And why is it used here as photography not color coding, Fatah holla camisa created holla cocoon means Robin from me nothing right? I can be lazy halaqa can mean to Robin
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couple of nights ago, a couple of sessions ago and he said do you reject those who halaqa that created you out of dust and then out of sperms and then out of you know became an embryo and then made you into a man that is a Hulk right? Now what is the difference between Hanukkah and Fatah? We have a surah in the Quran called father, right? So the Father, Father is mlsu and art and Fatah means created out of nothing
to create something out right in the beginning halakha create you can take you know lots of the mud and the dust and water and created man out of it. That is Hulk. But who made the dust and water to begin with? Allah subhanho wa Taala so when we say father, that tells you you know, even the atheists he tell him Okay, well, how did this universe came into existence? They said okay, there was this infinite mass when there was a, you know, a continuum of time, mass and energy. And then all of a sudden, there was a big bank. And out of this bang, Big Bang, all these galaxies came about and the universe was formed. And Mother Nature did it.
Right, the other pillar stuff for a while, and he LS na, n e LS now it just names they put, not to say a lot not to say the Creator, they put any names on it not to say Allah. Now if you ask that person, okay, okay, so you're telling me that this process of forming the galaxies came from that infinite mass? They were energy and time and masses wrapped around whatever the scientific term for it. Now who created that? Where did that come from? this infinite mass? What are the physics of that mass? And what was the physics before that mass? Were there? Even Hawkins would say I don't know. You know, Hawkins that puts this books just trying to disprove that I have to prove there is no God.
He cannot tell you anything about that infinite mass. Right.
Or whatever I'm not understand Hawkins well, but anybody, any atheist would say, will tell him who fought out of this, who created this out of nothing. Allah says about himself, Father is similar to a lot, I created heavens and earth out of nothing.
There was absolutely nothing before the creation that Allah Subhana Allah started. So he is using a very powerful word. This believer he is levy felony. He created me since I was nothing he goes even before the dust and soil of this earth.
Said he created me and everything I'm composed of.
And to him is my return. Why is he using this argument? The majority of polytheistic religions or pagan religions, they believe in a creator, the majority of them do. The majority do believe in creator, even the pagans of Christ lie inside the home. Man holla similar to a lot,
if you ask them who created heavens and earth, they will say a law.
The majority of the pagans believes the majority of polytheistic they will say, here, there is the creator, but we worship all these other things, for different reasons, because they will be in they will have intercession for us before God or they will be our way to God, this is the the door the gate to the pleasure of God is to worship that idol or that deity or that even you know, you look at at philosophies like the Hindus you know, Hindu philosophy, they still have the God of gods if you will, like Vishnu or Brahm whatever you know sect they follow correct these all these other day it is there the way to get to that ultimate God even you look at the Roman philosophies and the Greek
well you know, you have you have the grade God what is it in the in the Greek the
Zeus, right, he's the the father of all gods are the the supreme god, there is always a point at Pinnacle, where there is a God and then they associate others with the worship of that one God and that's what Islam is why Islam, just you go directly there is nothing that has any intercession nothing that can cause harm or good for you, except Allah and Allah alone. That is the heat. That is really the basics of what we believe in. There is nothing no one that has power except the law.
And no one has the power to legislate. No one has the power to own. No one has the power to guide no one has the power to good to benefit or harm except Allah subhana wa Tada.
So he's saying what Mariela Abdullahi for palani Why would I not worship that who created me out of nothing, and I will end my return will be unto him more Am I going to go at the human dooney Alley? How would I take God's before him? Would I worship those those guides Gods before him? You didn't know before? If the Most Gracious Allah intends me any harm led to me Anisha to home variances session will be of no use to me whatsoever. What are you doing? nor can they save me? Look at the beautiful choice of words in your in your door. I didn't say you're in the lobby door. If Allah wants to harden he said All right man. A lot everything that comes from Allah His wife, mercy is not
gonna even even if it is an affliction,
even if it is pain in if it is a disease, even if it is loss of loved ones, even if it is lack of what Allah says, well, Anna blue and Lacombe Shea we will we will test you we will give you trials, you will have hardship in your lives. But if you are patient and if you kept your faith, that was your test and if you pass the test, then you will be infinitely rewarded. So he is saying he had a beautiful choice of words.
And that's a miracle of the Quran. And you're in your rock man will be born, if not all Merciful, the source of mercy, not even right or wrong man
in your in your man will be born not only Anisha Fado, if a man of Allah Who has the infinite mercy and the ultimate mercy and he is the source of all mercy.
If he wanted any harm to afflict me, out of his mercy out of his wisdom, what can these idols what can these associates do the mean?
latonia Anisha to whom they're their intercession? And what what does that mean? It really if you go deeply into the words, he said, are these things more merciful than a law? Are they going to help me so Allah will not afflict me with that affliction? He is more merciful. He loves me more than they do.
And most of the time, they're just names like what you said Mother
nature or a lateral urza, or whatever God, mostly they're just abstract thoughts that human beings just put forward. They have no basis in reality at all.
And even if the historical figures had basis in reality, the acts of them have no basis in truth. So he's saying, Allah has the infinite mercy, and no one. How can anyone intercede for me before God? Why would I
give any acts of adoration or reverence to those dailies?
Why don't I turn to the Most Merciful in my worship? Because no one is gonna love me and have mercy on me more than Allah Subhana Allah when I'm on the right of truth. So what intercession How is that going to help?
And those idols? Those those things that that people worship before? besides Allah have no power?
If Allah ordains for me to have this, how can they report that? How can they defend me against the decree of Allah, they have a more powerful than a law. The argument is really simple. These idols are these gods or these deities, they either have to be more merciful, they have my best interest in their heart. But I know a law that I trust has that that is this infinite, he has that his commandments is that for me,
or they have some power to defend me. He said,
they cannot save me they cannot help me.
If I say they can help me that means they're more powerful than Allah when he has a villa and that is confirmed that is shirk in its definition.
And we're ascribing attributes of Allah to other things that are other than Allah subhana wa Taala. He said in his lfu, Bolelli moving, listen to that argument. He said, verily, then if I do that, I'm in plain and clear error.
And then he declares it while I consider he said, India meant to be to be confessed, now, I have believed in your Lord, so listen to me. And what happens after that, he declares his faith, he made the argument, he came from the distance from the furthest part of town came hurrying to declare and to call for the way of law, despite there are three different messengers in that town. And then he declares his faith and he is determined, he is clear about what his heart believes. Peanut butter and jelly.
Peanut holy and gentlemen. Allah said,
enter Paradise. So what happened to him? They killed him.
That's the words immediately and the the interpreters of the Quran he said, they actually executed their threats against this, this person. They told them, that we will kill you, if you believe. So he declared he, he gave him his argument. And he showed him his faith irrefutable. They had no response. They had no logical response to what he was saying. Were like Cofer has no grounds. This belief has no grounds in common sense, and logic and the faith of the heart and the innate nature of a human being. It is it is always for.
So they had nothing to argue but to kill this person, because they don't want this disease of a man, this disease of faith to spread. This is a vocal person. Right? He's a dairy is a person who's not keeping his faith in his house. He's not keeping it to himself. And he is a danger for their system. So they eliminated him. They kill them. But Allah says immediately as he was killed, he's they told them including gender, Allah said, Go into paradise, it will engender.
Well, as I said, anila Xena booty lofi Sevilla La Bella here on endora beam yusaku do not think Do not assume that those who were killed and the path of a law are dead. They are law alive
in the presence of their Lord, and they are being gifted they are being they are being given provision their provision with Allah subhana wa Taala. So this is martyrdom. This is the martyrdom and it's best definition of jihad kalama to the best of jihad. The best of jihad in the way of a law is the word of truth. And decimal point in j in front of a violent tyrant. That's the best way to
So this person was a true martyr, as Allah is narrating his story for us, let's call him Jenna, what was his response? Now he now he is saved, he's killed, but he saved. He's now the happiest person, he's seeing the bounty of Allah, the pleasure that cannot that are not describable the language is not enough to describe the beauty and the bounty of the hereafter for the believers, because Allah says why there are eight of them are eight and nine a woman can kaviraj if you see but if you can see meaning, you know, it cannot be described methanogenic let you work on this similar to the example is similar to this and this so our human minds can understand that. But what is really well
etalon falletta Allah Muna, mouth yellowman karate iron, not a soul, not a soul can can even imagine the beauty and the tranquility and peace of that existence.
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now than I ever seen, not another ear ever heard is Allah says is what is described in the Quran and Sunnah about the gentleman. So he saw this, he immediately after the moment of his death, he saw all of that, what was his response to Allah, Allah destroy them now or Allah kill all those who killed me? Oh Allah have revenge upon him. They took my life away. all I was doing was calling the truth. No, that's not what he was. Listen, this is the the probably the final lesson of this day I have this caller to Allah. This is an example for a DA for the people who call to Allah call a takamiya Nina ferrania bo JAL, and even an MK Romina wish by people just would know
what is there and they see the forgiveness of my Lord. Because he really loves his people. This man has his heart for his people, even though they killed him. They took his life away. But that's what he died. That's what the caller to Allah should have. When when you are calling for others, whether they're Muslims, other than Muslims, you should have their best interest in their heart. The only way why we're extending this data to others is because we love them, because we want them to have good beer because we want the best for them.
Kalia like the chameleon, the Maharani Robbie, wa Jalla Nieminen mcra mean that the forgiveness of my Lord and the honor that he bestowed upon me
that my lord has forgiven me and made me of the honored ones. And then Allah tells us the end of this story what happened to his people? Allah says one man's Allah Allah co meaning that he mentioned him in a Sunnah.
And we said, not against his people are for his people after him a hose from heaven. They exhausted three messengers, and a caller to a law. These people have been given every chance. And we see it's not a license. 100 more messengers is the same thing. stubbornness is the same thing we saw around Pharaoh, it is enough for one sign, one proof that Moses brought to him for him to believe nine different ones and then split the sea, and said go on and pursue.
So the stubbornness,
the hearts can become like rocks. And Allah says it's even worse than rocks. But some rocks actually, some springs come out of rocks, and those hearts are solid and have no benefit at all. So Allah says woman's and nanocone him in bed, you're all merciful is saying that they're just stubborn people that insisted on their disbelief, and we have sinned, no more. No more hosts from heaven, no more soldiers of a law. I mean, john damina, sama, Womack, and Nancy lean, nor was it needful for us to send such a thing. There is no need anymore. There they have in their killing of this person after this clear argument that we've just discussed, they're showing clearly their true nature, they
will not believe no matter what. And Allah says there was no need to send any more that said this and then he said, in Canada in the US, I had a wide array down.
It is not but one cry, one scream one shout, and they will sign
and just to tell us in one word, how their end was just to belittle their fear. Who do you think you are?
You're challenging the law you're challenging three of his messengers. You challenging the truth and then you kill people. Just all this person said in the admin to be Rob be confessed Maryland, verse 25, I believe
Even your Lord hear me. I'm just declaring my fifth baby they killed him.
And because of that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah tells us that all that arrogance, all that tyranny, all that oppression, for how a hater and humiliating way one cry, one shout of Allah, or the Messenger of Allah, the Angel of Allah, one cry and they're gone.
That's That's how fragile our existence is. And then yet some human beings will stand up to challenge the power of Allah and the challenge the truth that the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala brings. That was the story of this believer, and from that we would like Sharla to take home the lessons of dour or how how we need to become callers for the path of a law. How it doesn't. It doesn't come cheap, gentlemen, Paradise is a great reward. And I know Silla De La Jolla, Allah, Allah tala him Jenna, the goods that Allah the reward of Allah that He offers is expensive. It's precious. So we don't want to take it cheap. This person Jasmine oxen, Medina, he cut the distance,
he came to distance, he puts effort, yes, sir, he came running. And then he declared the truth and he put his neck out and he put his life on the line, and he lost his life. Just to say a word of truth.
That is our examples. inshallah, in this life, and these are the lessons that we take from the story of the believer of YesI. Do we have any few minutes for questions or comments or
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