Reflections On The Prophets 03
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Al Hamdulillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was so happy, he urged my brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Last week, we're talking about an important topic. And we're extracting from it lessons which really matter to us, especially, especially to the youth.
It is about the purpose of our life, and how it all began. The whole reason why we're here,
police, the king of the gins of the shale teen of the devil's is a real existence. The angels are made from the light, and they don't disobey a line any command that gives them they've been created to obey Him Suppan.
And then the human beings,
the human beings who have been created for the same purpose that the gyms were created for. And that is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. earn our place in gender, save yourself from hellfire. This is what matters to us. This is what matters to you.
You don't find the person sitting back and saying I'm not going to work, I'm not going to do anything of that. Because it requires hard work. And I don't see the point of it.
He says no, I'm going to get up and I'm going to do the work and do what it takes. Because if I don't do it, I'm not going to reaping the benefits of the mountain get the money, I'm not gonna be able to get married, I'm not going to be able to open the house and I'll be able to buy what I want.
So we will look at what benefits us and the last panel diala when he speaks to us the story of the debate between him in and the police and the beginning.
And then he tells us that He is our enemy.
And his tricks. He talks to us
about what benefits us what benefits you
know what benefits are lost on our DOD
at least refuse to prostrate to all the to Adam alayhis salaam.
He was in the ranks of the angels.
He was a righteous person before he lost that righteousness because of his choice.
Allah tested him for himself for that for a belief himself not said Allah can know and at least refused.
That was his problem.
You will never become a true believer, brothers and sisters.
Until the main problem in your heart, if you know what it is to anyone, Allah subhanaw taala is resolved.
And what men resolves their sin a moment doesn't keep this in? And who can tell me where the sin starts everyone who can tell me where the sin starts in the person? Where does an action come from in yourself? Why do you act upon something? Where does it start from the mouth? Well, good guess but the mouth is an action. So you don't say something until what happens? Where is the root of the sin?
your intention? Yes, it is inside. It's something inside your heart inside your mind. What you have fed over these years, your heart and your mind that will delegate the type of actions you're going to take carry out in your life. So we need to monitor what's inside our hearts. What's the problem in it? Is it jealousy? Is it proudness? holiness is the love of wealth. What is it?
For at least it was jealousy, which caused him to have proudness and refuse the command of Allah. So Allah said to him, and we've already mentioned the conversation in the debate, and we've gone into detail with it.
We spoke at our last panel, Darla said follow Jim in her foot in Nicaragua team, he said to at least get out of this rank, which I gave you. The rank was that he had a high position with the angels. He wasn't an angel was he was he was a gin followed umina for inaka regime. You are now an outcast. You're out been thrown out. We don't want people with a disease like yours in here. The disease of obliques was a cancerous disease. It was one that cannot be cured.
Allahu Akbar, make the comparison. One that cannot be cured. What is it? Jealousy which resulted in proudness How bad is jealousy? Allahu Akbar.
It can result in an uncurable disease.
So Muslim must avoid that.
pinata l&l turns to Adam alayhis salam.
And he says to him
to live in a place which he called Jenna.
Now, last week, we didn't have the opportunity to speak about this agenda. But someone asked me Is it the same gender that we will be going to?
Allah knows best, but our scholars did mention that the gender which Adam alayhis salaam was in was probably a different to the gender which Allah has installed for us.
Number one, there are sins in
where he was, there was an opposite, there was a possibility of him being taken out of gender, whereas once you enter it, you will never come out. There are a few differences. There is the whispering of the shaitan in it, whereas in gender, there's no more of that. So it is a gender it is a type of paradise. It is beyond this world. It is a supernatural place.
But is it like the agenda that we are now promised? Allah knows best, but I think it is not based on the scholars research about that.
But it was a paradise in which I lost my dad, I said to Adam, we're in Allah cafe Allah to Allah Tara, in this paradise where I'm going to put you in, you will have in it.
Many things among them are two very special gifts. And they are you will never become desperate for food. And he will never be cut need to be desperate for clothing. In other words, you will have food at your pleasure and clothing at your pleasure.
Don't ask how much how beautiful they are, or how tasty they are. They're at your disposal.
There is nothing of
you know, I'm afraid that one day I will run out of food. So I'm working for my food. I'm working for my clothing for my shelter. It wasn't going to go through that engine. So these are some of the gifts which Allah gave me a seller money antigen.
There are some narrations into Cervenka theory. If you read in some of the other scholarly books, it says that Adam alayhis salaam was in paradise alone at first.
it says that it still has meaning he felt lonely.
And he didn't know what this loneliness was from.
So one day
Adam alayhis salaam found
it says that he was napping.
Allahu Allah what exactly was doing but he found before him, his wife, her work, a woman
and his loneliness immediately faded it went away. And he asked her man Auntie, who are you? She said, Hello Camilla, who later schooner Allah, Allah created me so that you can find your peace and tranquility with me dusk when you know when somebody is paranoid, or going through an anxiety or going through any some sort of loneliness? Well, she said, Allah created me so that whatever you're feeling will go away. You're going to find your peace and tranquility with me. So the miracle and the blessing of husband and wife is amazing. It's a miracle. Allah calls it a miracle in the Quran, in several areas in the Quran.
Woman at and Haleakala coming full circle as well. And among his miracles is that he created from yourselves your spouse's or jalepeno kumada. Tamara, and he made between you compassion, kindness and mercy in Nafisa, Nicola yet in Laconia, macaroon. In this there, there are many miracles and signs for people who ponder people of understanding.
So marriage is a Sakina it's a time of peace and tranquility, not one of fighting, getting into a wrestling match, and ready to have a challenge. Will the man win or the woman win? No.
So he went in there, and when this wife was there for him, how were our mother if
Allah subhana wa at the island now with his ultimate plan. He is beyond down knowledge
in which is Qatar, which allows pantallas pre measurement of all things comes into place exactly where they belong. We can't explain it because we don't know our knowledge is limited. We can't even begin to comprehend it, let alone understand our own human body.
His cover came into place, his pre measurement of all things is wills. apana.
He said to Adam alayhis, salaam and Howard
about gender. He said what Guna Minh has
Hi Toma, eight from this paradise, anything you desire
anything or all you desire take it from john.
But there was one condition as we all know, he said while
know me, but see this tree over there. You are not allowed to come near it. Allah did not say donate from it. It didn't say don't touch it.
He didn't say don't sit under it. He said while at Aqaba don't even come near it.
For takuna, Amina Varley mean, you will both become among the ones who have oppressed, oppressed, you know, when you're wrong, someone you do injustice, you will do injustice to yourselves. This is very interesting. It's not just a matter of it's not just a story about it, sitting them down from a tree, and then they did it and then they ate from it. No, no, no, it's actually not in the crisis, well, as well as Takara don't even come near it.
In the Christians version, the biblical version, obviously, the Bible has been changed. But now their information is that God told them there was an apple tree and that you shouldn't eat from the apple tree. And that there was a serpent who is a believes the devil, like a snake who was engine and he was trying to delude them. And then his wife how where is the first one? She is the one that diluted Adam, and it was her fault and because of her women occurs, so therefore they go through menstruation and pregnancy so they can suffer in this world as a punishment.
This obviously all of it is rejected by the Quran and the Sunnah, except for some parts that are still correct the Islamic view. The Quran and Sunnah says that Allah subhanaw taala told Adam and Howard both of them together, at the same time, with the same rules and the same commands and prohibitions. He said to them, don't even come near this tree. It doesn't mention it was an apple tree or an orange tree, it was a tree, it did have fruits in it, because they could eat from it. He said, Don't come near this tree.
Then you will wrong yourselves.
You will wrong yourselves. Very interesting.
When we then analyze the Quran, we find that Allah Spano what the island mentions a few other prohibitions in the same language in the same approach. He says, Well, I don't come near. For example, Allah says in the Quran, or Allah or Rosina, in Canada, Shadow
sandvine. Don't come near adultery, fornication.
it is a foul act a lot of holes at fair he shows in a foul dirty act was a Sevilla,
its pathway will only lead to harm and bad. I'm going to take that pathway, it'll lead you to a bad end, it has no pathway of a good end, no good pathway, you have to come back. It's like when you're on the freeway. And you lose your your exit. You keep going, you keep going, where are you going, you're gonna end up further and further away. It's a lost end. You got to turn back and take the correct exit. So the similarly while I don't come even near Xena, and let's analyze it for a minute. Xena adultery, fornication, it can be done while a person is married or when a person is single. The punishment for when you are married is worse than the punishment when you are single. But they are
both major sins. They are both terrible punishments, both capital punishment in this world and according to the Sharia law, and also in the hereafter.
If they're penalized in this world, then it's gone for the hereafter if they repent in this world, then ultimately forgives them. But if they don't repent from it, and they die on net sin,
and Allahu Akbar, the punishments are horrendous. This is a warning from Allah in order to guard our chastity, God Allah morals, God, our family, God, our society, our community. Islam is a holistic approach.
It does not talk about the self selfishness. Yet a Muslim fits within this system, which is selflessness for the others giving, looking after the society, the community, the young and the old, everybody. We, on the other hand, live in a society, a secular society in which it's the individual, everything's about the individual.
Myself, you can see the effect of it selfishness is beyond measure, beyond measure
We went to a
harmony, day activity from our school. And I was one of the teachers accompanying our students, just tell you give you a little bit of an example of something which I wanted to share with you. Our students were the Muslim students, and they were the young students. And the other students were of non Muslim background. So they wanted to do an activity, they gave each person a color.
And a few objects with a certain color. So they separated into groups that were the Muslims, and they were non Muslims, groups. And they gave each group a particular color.
And certain objects. What they had to do was everybody was challenged to create a colorful structure. Any structure has to be very colorful, but each group has one color, green, blue, red, how are they going to do they lifted up to them? So they thought amongst each other, and the students started to obviously become creative, they went to the other students says, Can I borrow or have one of your colors, and I'll give you one of my colors and so on. So in the end, there was a structure a colorful one, the non Muslim students had a very colorful structure. Big one,
our students did not have a structure,
you would think to yourself, is that they are more advanced than us. They know how to work together. Maybe it seems like that on the surface. But the presenter pointed out something which I didn't even realize, he said, the reason why this group has a structure that's colorful is because the other group are the givers. And these ones are the takers.
You know, give me and he could hear some people saying what do I get in return, whereas our students that hamdulillah
they gave and we're too embarrassed to ask for something in return. Now that I presume insha Allah, this is the upbringing of the Islamic discipline. This is what Islam teaches us. And so you can see from here and hamdulillah there is a light at the end of the tunnel inshallah.
So now a blease is trying to whisper
so it will come back what at Acropolis, Xena Don't come close to adultery or fornication.
Some people assume, don't come near adultery means
you can go out. You can fumble, you can spend some time you can do all that stuff. But just don't do the act of intercourse is what they think. I think that Allah said, don't do that. If you analyze the verse, Allah did not say do not commit Zina, he said, Don't come close to Xena is a difference between doing and coming close to it.
So sometimes when they have something dangerous, they put fences, and the fences are well away from the danger area. And then they put signs. And then if it's still dangerous, they block off the streets and there's no streets near it. There is fields, so anything that's dangerous, the more dangerous it is, the further away you are from it. So I say Don't come near the fence.
Don't come to electric electric youth that make that fence electric. Not because the fence is dangerous was behind it is dangerous. And the closer you get, the more dangerous it is. So don't come close to it. Allah is telling us Don't come close to Xena, a look is coming close. A touch is coming close. A sweet word in the harem in seclusion is coming close, a number a kiss. All of these things are coming close. Allah says What else?
Because once you come close to what your honor on that pathway, and that pathway, if you keep going on it, your temptations and your desires are going to continue to hustle you're going to continue to
you know provoke you. They're going to continue to urge you
and soon you're going to find out why from the story of Adam alayhis salaam.
Why does a Muslim Why does an human being find that hard to stop? Why do you keep going? Why is it that it doesn't work for us when we say it's okay, I'll only go this far. I'm not going to go very far. I'm not going to go too deep. And then suddenly you find yourself deeper than what you thought in the problem. Why? Why does this happen to the human? It is the nature of the psychology of the human being which Allah has created and he knows it best. And for this reason, he said letter karabo Don't come close. Similarly, he says to Adam alayhis salaam and his wife where our mother and our father while Takara heard his shujaa Donna come even close to this treasure. For takuna minute
volume into this tree you will be among the wrongdoers to yourselves. There's something about coming close to it and doing something harming yourself
in a Western society
books that I have read before it seems that they've got a misunderstanding about this concept.
You know, Jews, Christians and Muslims talk about how the money is sent them and how
In a similar way in gender,
there's a concept that they misunderstand, as though Allah. God has hidden something away from Adam and is afraid to show it because it's going to cause harm to God. There is no harm to God.
Allah clearly expresses for the Khun emin of loyalty mean you will be among
the wrongdoer is to yourselves.
Doesn't say to yourself but the yet are in that context and Addison from saw send them show us what happens afterwards you will see you will be among the oppressors. They cannot oppress a loss noted. They cannot do wrong to Allah Spano Todd, at least had oppressed himself. He did nothing to Allah.
So now they're there. And Allah had given the power to Elise to be able to whisper in a certain way, and we don't understand how we whispers, but a whisper does occur to the human being are also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a shaitana layer Gibney oedema? madurodam, the devil can travel within the body of the human being.
Just like the blood can flow through the veins and arteries.
How is that so the knowledge is to Allah are missing sauce, and I'm told us so the point of that is that there are whispers that come from the Shaitaan. And there are whispers that come from your desires.
If you want to know the difference, you'd be sitting there and then suddenly is no obstacles. There's no
there's nothing that would provoke your desire or place an urge. There are no so what happens is suddenly you get a bad thought. Go and do this. And this is definitely a whisper from Showtime. And then there are other times like people I find some people they complain they say brother in Ramadan, the shamans are meant to be you know, locked up but I still get urges in Ramadan. Sometimes they're more than other days. So yeah, of course it's it's normal, because what's left in your your designs, what do you think unless something is too fast, because when you fast the energy is less than your body. And when the energy is less than your bodies, your designs are weaker, but for some people,
you just got this extra energy surge that sometimes your liver may excrete this energy in a very you know unexpected situation you have a high desire in certain but obviously in Ramadan, your desires are much less than the normal days overall. So there are desires within us. Allah tells us in the Quran, when FCM is aware for an Hammerhead for ga what taqwa and the knifes what is the knifes? It's these urges that are inside of us inside of this body of ours, which contain conscience and which contain urges and desires of good and bad when FCM slf Alhambra foodora Hawa taqwa Allah gave it the tendency to do good and the tendency to do evil got the flu Hammonds occur. He who purifies this
nubs takes it zeca meaning to lift it away from indecency lifted away from filth lifted, guarded, guarded away from where it caused him to do
the nuts tells you try that wine everybody talks about it as a Muslim I wonder why it's forbidden. Try it. Try to see what's special about him? Is this a sacred in it?
tries in everybody talks about how good it is? Why don't you got to give it a try. Try this drug. Everybody says that he has some feelings. I don't know what it is the desire tells you give it a go.
Just do it.
Like just do it.
Right that term. You gotta be careful how far you use these terms.
Go ahead. So now people say today in the Western world, someone's you don't harm anyone. Yeah, when there is harm in harming yourself, once you harm yourself, you're going to harm other people.
Allah knows best what he has created.
Why we see that a human being goes deep into something. And then originally they thought I didn't want to go that deep. But suddenly they find themselves deeper than what they thought. Hands up those of you who This has never happened to them before. That you've never gone into something that you know, you think yourself I know it's wrong.
But I'm not going to go too deep. And then suddenly you find yourself deeper than what you thought.
I'll give you an example for the Shabaab the young people over here. You know, I want to meet that girl.
She's urged my desire. I think I love it. Really. It's no real love. It's just a desire. I won't go too deep. I'll just get a number and we'll just chit chat over the internet. You know, in my free time when I'm bored, we'll just chitchat and fill my time.
Right? You think to yourself is just chit chatting now? What am I gonna do? I'm not gonna do anything worse than that
Let's talk about music how beautiful it is. I'm just gonna listen a bit of r&b a bit of, you know, a bit of techno something like that. And I'll just, I won't go too deep in all those people who go really deep. I'm not like them, I'm just gonna, I'm gonna monetize I think I can control myself, my brothers and sisters in Islam, anything Islam is forbidden, he knows last time to highlight that it will do something to your desire in which it will take you deeper than what you thought.
So then you find yourself going further and further away.
Because I'll tell you why. What happened to add them Allah His center, Allah said to them, don't eat from the tree, Oh, don't come close to the tree. You're wrong yourselves. Let's understand how they run themselves.
At least new. Remember in our last classes, when Adam and SLM was still a statue, Allah hadn't put the soul in him, at least traveled through the body of Adam alayhis salaam.
Hadith is Sahaja through his body, and he found that he was hollow, and he discovered the weaknesses in the human being. Yet Allah had still honored us for some reason, which made him feel jealous.
So now he knew that the human being has desires, which they can overcome him or her.
All he had to do was what triggered them.
all they had to do was make you think of them, that's all. And so at least made Adam LSM and however, to think of the tree,
think of the tree. Think of the tree add on somehow it didn't take that, you know, obviously, a long island how long it took, but some narrations tell us that it was a very long time many decades of years, hundreds of years before he was able to succeed in making otherwise salmon Howard ate from the tree.
We have to
can two warnings here. Two things to pay attention to within the knifes number one the knifes forgets. So you always need to remind you need things to remind it of a law. It forgets what I mean by forget not the memory here the brain I'm talking about the knifes it forgets the disobedience of a lawn how bad it is, depending on who you hang around with, depending on what you busy yourself with.
And in time, naturally it does forget
when you have those whispers you need others to remind you.
That's why Allah says what are Ireland, Ireland bidri we're toccoa wallet Ireland, Ireland if meanwhile I do and I'll see you soon assist one another, assist one another on good deeds
and fearing consciousness, and do not assist one another on sin and injustice, and the disobedience of the messengers the lesson. So we remind one another and part of our Brotherhood is that we remind each other on how to stay close to a last minute dialer and how to not fall into Hellfire because we care for one another.
As I said, Islam is a holistic approach.
So we began now that didn't work. So at least went to a further step. He said, think about it.
God did not forbid you from that tree, except that
it's going to turn you into angels.
Then he told them that didn't work. God did not forbid you from the tree, except that you will live eternally or something like that. He started making up all these different possibilities. Now Allah had already warned us, he says, a shape I know. I lost mindset to the shaitan Well, I don't wanna I do homos. shaitan Illa hora now at least is taking the first step which the debate, the first idea, which is when I lost when I said to him, give them promises.
And beware human beings, the shaitan will not promise you except false promises, false promises, you can never trust him. And so he used that. It's just, you know, it's the oldest trick in the book for the sidebar. And he continues to use it with the humans till today.
Just on a side note, I read about this past scholar. I think it was a tablet, a tablet, tablet anyway exist the problem third generation after the professor sell him He says, I went to sleep and I dreamt and I saw beliefs. He came to me and said, I'm the police. And I said to him, how is your strength against the
human beings lately? And he said, at least said to me, you know before I used to give them ideas. Now they're giving us ideas. The human is giving us a thought and ideas. And truly we have gone way beyond Allahu Akbar at the sins which I lost my dad we've been we've gone way beyond that. And then they may even start on how far human beings have gone with their imagination color followed
So after he enticed them Finally, in the end, it does state in the Hadith that he was the first one to fall to the trick of obliques. Now this does not mean that every woman is weak because of how it
doesn't mean every woman is like that. Yes, it is an inheritance. They are our fathers and mothers. We're doing hair and things from each other from parents. But not every woman is like that. So the Christian idea that the woman is suffering with pregnancy menstruation, is because of her eating from the tree is false and in an unjust, Allah says in the Quran, while at a 002 is
no person who commits a sin.
No person sorry, will carry the sin of another person who committed it. Each person on their own, you do a sin. I didn't do it. You have the penalty, I don't. And vice versa.
Adam, Allah is set in a little bit longer, a little short while afterwards he was enticed to do so as well. And so they finally both as you could realize, Allah did not remind them
when Howard only approached the tree, but it was when both of them did sir. This is one of Mercy of Allah, maybe the husband will be the final
person who will stop this and turn things around.
But allow waited.
When the leader of the family when the leader of the family makes a mistake,
then everyone under him will also falter.
The lesson over here,
Allah has placed the husband as the CO when
in the Quran, Allah says a region Luca where Muna Island Nisha Bhima, for Bala Babu, whom Allah
has made the men
the protectors and maintainers of the women
because of some of the favors and strengths which he has given each one more than the other.
Women have strengths that men don't have men have strengths that women don't have. And men are responsible for donating and providing the strength that the man has is that of leadership in the family and the provision
that men when he falters,
the wife follows in generally when generally, there are women, of course, are stronger than the men. But in general case, when she marries that men, and he and she acknowledges his leadership, then automatically and naturally, we rely on that leader, every system must have a leader. And it'll be unfair to place the woman as the leader, why she goes for pregnancy. She goes for menstrual cycle. In these situations, she is not entirely in her right mind. There are biological, natural biological hormones that are basically playing up in her body which affect her decision making
her emotions to place her a leader of responsibility in these circumstances is unfair. But the man can't complain and say I looking at I was going through labor.
I was going through menopause.
I had my cycle. I couldn't think straight a man can't say that. So although he is not perfect, but he's placed in a leadership role. Adam alayhis salaam approached the tree and finally, the last pantalla now comes into the picture.
As soon as they approach that tree,
what did Allah subhanaw taala do?
understanding of the people have the book, Christians and maybe Jews, but especially in the Christian tradition.
It seems like biblically that God was angry.
Lightning, thunder, that type of anger.
Such an anger, some of them interpreted to be some kind of
overly defensive, defensive anger.
First of all, the last point that is not afraid of anything.
Number two, it does not state in the Quran or the hadiths, any implication that Allah spent Allah was angry
with Adam and SLM and Howard.
Allah subhanho wa Taala did become displeased with what they had done for their own sake. You know when a father or mother
advises their son or daughter, because I have more experience in life you see,
but we, the children,
there is a stages in our lives. We become very arrogant.
We think that
We feel sorry for ourselves. And we think the whole world is against us. No one understands our pain.
But why would I lost my dad, I placed the father and the mother in that position of guidance. If he didn't know that they had previous encounters like yourselves, the smart person is my teacher once said, when I was back in living, I remember a teacher gave very good advice. He said, there are some people who learn from the mistakes of others.
And there are smarter people. So there are some people who learn from their own mistakes. And there are smarter people who learn from the mistakes of others. So take that advice.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then when they make a mistake, your children, you're upset. And even if you're angry, the anger is not that of a defensive nature. You are angry for them. You are upset because you want the best for them.
Your love made you upset with them, because you wanted to see something better for them. There is no parent in the world who would want to see any harm
or wrong power to their children. Unless they're, they're really ERD. And if for example, they've misunderstood Allah as guidance, then yeah, they can probably miss guide their children. But that's a different story. Talking about when everything's correct. The advising is something which also fits with Islam and their experience.
So our last panel at the IRS said to add the money sermon, however, what did you say to them? He said to them, lm and Haku mountain coma Shara, did I not? Sure did you from that tree is reminding them.
So you can see now a parent would sit down obviously we let him fly Allah to Allah belongs the best of examples, I just want to get sort of close to our minds a little bit here in relation by using the context of the parents, a parent who understands how to how to raise their children, and how to learn from their mistakes, sits down and makes sure First of all, that they understood the concept. They understood the rule, they understood what's going on. Once they make sure that they understand, then they tell them how to resolve the situation. So Allah asked them, did I not forbid you? Do you remember? They said yes. What happened at that moment? When they ate from the tree or they
approached the tree? There was actually a concealing, there was
there was a part of their body, which was the outer, it was concealed with light with no.
Obviously, yes, there was intimate activities. But in general cases, they weren't naked, running around.
When they took from the tree, that nor went away, and so they were naked.
And when we say that word naked, obviously some people or majority of us, you know, we think oh my god, you know this word,
nudity or naked, it does trigger something inside of us. It triggers our senses. That's because it is our instinctive nature that Allah is created, that we are shy. We are shy.
Even a child seven years old, 654 years old, not even three years old.
There comes a stage where they're shy.
My daughter is now nearly nearly three years old. When she gets her nappy, she's shy. And I think to myself, How can she be shy? I never taught her to be shy about that. But she's shy. My son is two, three years old, he's shy, goes to the toilet, something he's shy.
Probably my son is a little bit more shy than others and won't even change in front of anyone. But it is an instinctive nature and human being to be shy, you can get rid of that shame by committing the heroin. And then Allah says, like Xena, for example, you come close to it in involves nudity. Allah says was a sebelah The End road of it is really bad. Your shame goes away everything. Now, look at the combination here as an alley somewhere eight or took from this tree. Suddenly, the shame came to them. From what from less covering less concealment. What is the combination between? Obviously this was a disobedience. It was a sin. It was a minor somebody was a sin, that minor sin.
What is a combination between the minuses of approaching the tree and then revealing that
this is something extraordinary.
What is the relationship between committing that sin and the hour being revealed? And so there was shameful
This is because every sin My dear brothers and sisters leads
It leads us to desensitization. You know what desensitization is like
We're sensitive towards important things. every sin makes you become desensitized you no longer care about sins anymore. And even some people, they go very far to the point where it becomes very normal. Adultery is normal. kissing a girl is normal.
You know, sweet words and seclusion is normal. Forget about that. It's normal now in certain I hate to say it. But now it's even among the Muslims themselves. Homosexuality is normal. Homosexuality is normal to some people.
Normal. desensitized, and I repeat, there was Pamela one time
went to this park took my children there. And so this little girl said to you before about six, seven years old, she's trying to play on the monkey bars. Her mother and she was wearing a short skirt, the little girl. And the mother said, Why don't you toss over to stove upside down? To a little girl said to her Mother, she said to her mother.
I'm wearing a skirt ma'am. Meaning I'm shy. my underwear will show that's what she's saying. Her mother said to her. Don't worry, you're still a little girl. You can do it. So the girl now What happened? The mother's teaching made the girl think it's okay. This is the first this is the beginning the first step to shame to lack of shame desensitization, now add isolate from Katrina and or approach the tree in her work. And so the holder was shown there is a combination between sin and the morality sin and indecency sin and lack of shame.
Why did I somehow ate from the tree? Didn't they know? Yes, they knew knowledge. But there was something else then that's it is curiosity. I told you before, why do human beings say to themselves, I'm not going to go too deep. But then I find themselves going deeper. Because inside of our bodies, my dear brothers and sisters, Allah has created a test, something that we can grow out of them become better human beings, or we can obey and become worse human beings. It is curiosity and desire.
So when he told him Danny from the tree, there had to be a secret to that tree. A kid fee has said, there has to be a secret to it. I mentioned this last week. So now a lot more than when you bid something, the curiosity of the human being and his desire say to him, Why can I? Why? Why can I go and do this? Why has God forbid a neck? I don't understand that concept. And so you find for example, a Muslim sister refuses to wear the hijab, because she doesn't understand the concept. Why should I wear it? I don't understand that. It doesn't make sense to me. Now you don't you know that our last panel is the one who recommended it for you. Isn't Shouldn't that be enough? If you know
Allah, if you really know Allah will trust Allah.
A man says, Why should I pray? I'm a good person. Prayer is meant to make me become a better person. I'm already a good person. But you begin, although you probably lack a lot of knowledge, deep ignorance in the benefits of prayer, at least Who is the one who commanded you with it Allah? Do you know Allah? Do you trust the law?
obey Him and watch what happens afterwards. Prophet Mohammed Salah Selim prayed even though last time dad had forgiven him all his sins past, present and future. Yet he stayed in the nights until his feet cracked, open and password excrete from them.
Praying I fell an akuna Adventure Khurana be thankful servant to Allah in the least. It's a secret. Why?
And I'll finish it off with this. Sometimes the last panel dialect tests us so that we can grow and become better meaning by forbidding certain things from us, you know the story of Musa alayhis salam and the cow
tell you what happened to the children of Israel at that time, though, with masala Sena, and the man was murdered. So then they said yeah Moosa, can you ask Allah who to find it and so we can find out who killed this man.
He asked him last night I said to them, in order to find the murderer, you need to slaughter a cow.
As you you want to find the murderer, slaughter a cow.
In today's world, forensic scientists will think you're a loony. Somebody. Imagine that you go to a to a murder scene.
And you're a forensic scientist or you're one of those
CSIS as you're watching CSI. And you go, huh, I know the solution. I think we should go to the farm and get a count slaughter.
We'll find out who killed this guy. Obviously think to yourself, what's this? Allah says to them slaughter a cow. Just like in general, he said to Adam, don't eat from that tree. There was nothing special about it. It's just any tree.
It's like saying this don't eat from
that tree just randomly. It wasn't about the tree. It wasn't about anything to do with it. It was nothing special about it. But there's something else
Want to teach you? How can you grow? How can you come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala is through the obedience and trust. So Allah says him slaughter a cow. What do you think they said? Yeah, musataha Dona Hosea, are you? Are you mocking us? Do you think we're stupid? Do you think we're idiots
called out to LA and akuna Minal J. Haney. He said, I seek refuge in God from being among the ignorant people. I want to trick you in the last command. So when I saw that he was adamant, they said, This doesn't make sense. They'd go ask him what color it is. Ask him how it looks like, ask him every time he'd go back and come back with a new question
that they just can't fathom it. So they kept on asking questions to avoid it. It wasn't enough that Allah commanded them. So Allah now exposed, why they're being penalized for what they've been penalized with. And if they ended up in hellfire. Why? Because you question everything and lots of labor here to worship and last but not on, I'll give you the benefits. Allah says, I want you to grow and become better human beings through suffering. But here one simple command just slaughter any cow. And you're going to find the murderer any cow that didn't want to take the easy way out. So they kept asking and asking until finally it came to the stage with a command was it is a cow that
is yellow in color, vibrant in color, it has not a single Mark anywhere on its body. It has never been touched, never plowed in the land. It has never been mated with any other cow. It is huge, beautiful. And guess what it belonged to an orphan. And that often did not sell them this cow until there's another city and tell them to weigh the cow. And whatever its weight is they're going to pay me gold equivalent to its weight. And when they slaughter it, they're going to feel extra to that. It's piece of skin with gold and give it to us, Allahu Akbar. they slaughtered it. Allah says whatever however Mercado falou they slaughter I never even going to do that. Then Allah certain
Calatrava will be Baba, go to the body of the deceased and hit him with a bit of its meat. Now this time this is also doesn't make sense to them. But they thought, look, we've copped it. We better just listen this time, trusting a lot. They hit him with a bit of the meat. What happened?
He woke up, was able to do anything it's not about the meat. It's not the cow that made him wake up.
It is a test of your obedience to Allah. Will you come closer to me? Will you trust me with you not I'm just going to give you a little test for yourself.
The man said so and so killed me was his nephew because of some inheritance and then he died again.
Yeah, clan brothers and sisters in Islam.
We ask why this? Why that there has to be a secret to it. What is the secret? Remember, everything that Allah has forbidden us remember the example of adding a salmon however, there was nothing special about the tree as you found out in the end. Only was about Will you have a lion trust in Him. And surely if you do so alone make you a better human being and reward you in this life and in the Hereafter you can reap its benefits done be Don't let your desires be your God. Let God Allah Who created your desires, be your guide
obey Him and your life will be stable. disobey Him and the life will become unstable.
I finished with this I can I
lost my Dallas isn't the Quran Allah
rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
You need a
which means and Allah wants to lessen the burden of you.
But those who are
deep in their desires, want to lead you astray
and make life hard on you.
Allah wants to forgive you.
And those who are deep in their desires want to turn you away from that.
But man was created with weaknesses. Meaning monitor those weaknesses brothers and sisters and challenge them, wrestle with them and you will succeed inshallah Allah does not look at the quantity of your actions. He looks at its quality. Heather Wilson Allahu ala nabina Muhammad while early wasafi edge million 100 illa hero below let me