Reflections On The Prophets 04
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hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah while earning your Safi as your main brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Today inshallah we continue the lovely beginning of the creation of our father, Mr. De Salaam.
And we have reached the point of where he was expelled from Paradise.
I'm going to use the word expelled I don't mean it in a negative manner, bit of loose manner. I'll explain shortly what happened there.
At this point, a police had managed to successfully delude
Adam alayhis salaam and his wife her work into eating from the tree.
As I said, we don't know what tree it is. Is it important to know what trees No it's not.
In fact, the tree has no significance whatsoever except the moral behind it. And the moral behind that we mentioned last week was that
allowance the teacher's
allowance to teach us how we can get closer to him.
We can't see a lot. We can't touch a lot. Either. We can hear him with our ear.
We don't know what I lost my dad it looks like
we didn't know anything about Allah subhanaw taala
except what he has told us about himself, in the Quran, and upon upon the tongues of his messengers and prophets. Allow him a little sir to send them.
So how do we get close to our Lord.
If you and I want to get close, we visit each other. We buy each other gifts, we shake each other's hands. And sometimes we hug if you're of the Lebanese culture, the Turkish culture men and men kiss on the cheek as well to get even closer when you haven't seen him for a long time, or maybe just two minutes ago.
But with a las panatela you don't do that to get closer to him. There is another way and it's quite unique between us and the last panel with Todd.
And you'll find that the secret is within this command this prohibition which allows Mandela made
to Adam and SLM in his wife, her work, Mother and Father, don't eat from that tree.
There is an enemy that wants to delude you, wants to keep you away from Allah subhana wa Tada. So long as you are trusting a lost pantalla obeying His command, furthering your way away away from sin, because of a lost paradigm, because he is the one who prohibited or commanded, then that is the way you will actually come closer to him spiritually you will feel it, you'll feel it. You'll even dream about it.
Your dreams will change when you go to sleep.
Your feelings will change when you hear the court and
when you hear words recited about a Lost Planet Allah, about the hereafter about his teachings, you will feel it especially. And this is where the secret lies. Really. You will feel your connection with a Lost Planet Allah when a law prohibits something
and you don't really know why.
Some people don't even understand it may be
and it may be against your own desires and your desire tells you about why
or when he commands you to do something. Especially when it's compulsory, such as the five pillars, the solid, five solid in a day.
How do you find yourself reacting to it?
A believer who is close to Allah subhanho wa Taala through his remembrance and the consistency in their worship, their heart will change to that of a loving one to Allah subhanaw taala and so when a love or hate prohibit something or Command something, you find that that believer accepts it with an open heart
and loves it. They love the fact that Allah spirit Allah had guided him or her that something is bad for you so he forbid and then love the fact that Allah had guided him or her that you must do something even if it can cause you a bit of hardship because you know, it is
The right thing is the good thing to do. And Allah has guided us, do you not hear in the Quran, but Allah talks about the believers. And they say, well, Carlos Alhamdulillah Isla de
The believers constantly say the following words is a law of witnesses in the Quran, those who believe they say, All thanks to Allah
who has guided us to this.
And we would have never been guided to this. If Allah hadn't guided us in the first place. Allah guides us through His messengers through his revelations. And when we take them, we find the transformation in us.
This is the lesson we learn from the prohibition of the tree to Adam and Adam and her work because look what happened afterwards.
At least kept that them. What is the objective of a blease of the shape on the objective of the shaitan is to lead us astray from the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala from the love of Allah Spano, Thailand, from the clarity of the guidance away from gender into hellfire. Why? Because Allah spirit Allah told the police you are going to enter hellfire. And so at least because of his jealousy, and his hatred and his anger
of the world last month, Allah had honored Adam alayhis salam above him.
And he didn't accept it. He wants to lead all of his offspring astray because now this is his revenge. He calls it a revenge he's not revenge. There is no revenge here but to him it became a revenge he made that revenge
alone would have honored at least if he had bowed down to him in a different way, but at least wanted his way. And a lot of told him but this is the way he did it except
I found a pause just for a minute here. I think I haven't clarified something. What was Adam I said I'm truly honored with
Well, what was he truly honored by?
So some sighs the fact that he's a human being created from soil and soil has more benefit than fire. Because Because of leases credit from fire fire is of of hate. hastiness, burning rage. Right. But soil is of serenity calmness, it has many benefits things grow out of it, but that's not the case.
The case is that our last panel Darla had given Adam la Selim something that the even the angels did not have. And certainly it leaves alakina to allow Mr. Hip did not have. Allah has taught Adam alayhis salaam knowledge, knowledge that the angels and the indigenous did not have special knowledge. And because of that knowledge, he took it. Allah says in the Quran, Allah Allah MLS akula he taught Allah taught Adam and SLM all the names, what are these names? The majority opinion of the scholars and the companions prophesized sell them, including even our best was a great narrator trend interpreter of the Quran, he says it is knowing every single creation, knowing what it is,
and knowing how it functions.
In another opinion is that at least advised Sam was taught the names of everything,
even pots and pans. He knew them,
just their names, but the correct opinions that he knew the creation and who knew how to what what its function was, and you had a function that matter operate there.
there is an archeological finding.
archaeology, archaeology suggests these days that through the evidence of finding archaeological artifacts, especially when I was studying the European history of the ancestors, were going back like 40,000 to 100,000 years ago, they say, and they discovered things about their food and about the discoveries and about how they hunted and about what they knew about animals and no climate. And now utensils, they said they were quite advanced. They were quite advanced, probably even more than a lot of humans today. Nothing special about humans today than those days. If it was if you want my opinion, today, we're just robots. I think we're just programmed we don't think at all.
But they say that we're quite advanced. How did they attain such knowledge about how climate works, how animals work, how insects operate, how to shelter themselves, how to make clothing, how to understand these utensils, they even found, believe it or not, a flute which dates back about 60 to 70,000 years ago. The oldest finding of something like musical instrument which is engineered
So obviously they went very primitive
and such advancements were things that they acquired through time man was intelligent at demolays cell and knew all the names of all things.
So let's move on to Allah told him to prostrate down because Allah had taught him something he had put in him knowledge which came from God alone. And with that knowledge people, I mean, Allah spent Allah tells us in the Quran, but Allah, the knowledgeable ones, Shaheed de la, la,
La has mentioned the angels mentioned himself and mentioned the scholars in the same verse in the same sequence scholars, knowledgeable learned ones, a lot also says, while we are still in Medina, Mona will
say, are they equal? Those who know and those who don't know
the scholars also have a chi that a formula or
they have a
they have a rule which is when can I be let out of Canada who whoever knows a law more will fear the punishment of Allah more or another generation will love Allah Samantha Island well The point is, when you know Allah subhanaw taala more you fear the sin more and you love the commandments more. You love good more and you and you feel bad. You don't want to do sins, you feel angry your Lords anodyne. So Adam alayhis salam had that knowledge. And Allah had done this as a test, at least was exposed. And now as he's passing by paradise, some say he was in paradise Some say was outside of Paris, some say was passing by some say paradise was on Earth, some say was a temporary paradise, it
was called Jenna to harden, the garden of abode. But there's a difference of opinion about this paradise. Is it the paradise we are going to Allah and he knows best. The point is, it was a type of Jenna a garden, which was different to this earth. And Adam alayhis salam slipped in, ate from there lived in him and however Allah has sent him and some suggest that however la Salaam was created before Adam alayhis salaam entered paradise, because the verses in the Quran that Allah told them and to paradise and dwell in there, and you will not feel hunger in and you won't feel suffering in it and you will eat from anything you want except this tree so the command was given before they
actually entered. That's why a large majority of scholars say it was before she entered. But there was also a narration by Eben Jedi and a few other great scholars of the past they say that Adam alayhis salaam is narrating Abu Dawood. The Adam alayhis salam slept, he slept in paradise. So there was sleeping, they say, and he was forbidden from a tree. So he slept, and when he awoke, he found his wife Hawa Eve. And the first question he asked was,
Why What are you?
What have you been created for? Or who are you for?
And she said, I have been created so that you may find your tranquility with me.
And the minister knew what she was,
and how this woman functioned and everything, because Allah had taught him, but who was she for? Who did she come for? And when she told him, I'm for you, and you are for me, the angels asked him, they asked him, What is her name? Make him sound? The angels asked advise them, What is her name? What is she define him? And he said, she is her work. And I asked him, Why is she her work? He said, because she was created from a living thing. In Allahu Allah, and this is an original Arabic word. But in Arabic, we use the term high yet for the word life. So low 100 is a that's why some, a large number of scholars believe that Arabic came down from Paradise it wasn't made by humans on Earth.
They say that Arabic was before it was sent down Allah Subhana Allah knows best about that we're not going to hold on that but the language in Paradise is going to be Arabic based on authentic habits. So he called her work because she was created from a living thing that Hadith which is it says that she was created from the smallest rib of Adam alayhis salam. So otherwise tell him the man was created from the soil. A lot created him from a different clays in different colors. And he created how were from the men from the rib of the men. This doesn't mean that the woman is a servant of the man with the woman is inferior to the man. It doesn't mean that at all. It means that both the
origin is from soil, but Allah created from the ribs of the man for some kind of other reason. Some kind of other wisdom allows pantalla
And he knows that.
But she was created from him and you can see some of the emotional characteristics of women and men today, or in any time you read about men and women, when they say men are from
Mars and women are from Venus, is that right? Or is the opposite way? Whatever, that men and women are different, and you'll find that the woman
is the one that seeks protection generally,
from the men. The man is the Protector over the woman, one who called him one who stands in the interests of those whom he is in charge he is responsible for so the wife is one whom the man stands in her in her interests. He carries out an interest in her favor, what best what is best for them and his children and the woman. She is the internal part of this family makeup. Allah knows best about this wisdom
when they ate from the tree brothers and sisters, however, it was the first to eat according to Sahih Hadith.
In Bukhari, you will find this hadith anti muslim, at the Malays cell and then eight. But when Allah Allah
wanted to advise them and to show them their mistake, he did not speak to how were alone. He spoke to both of them. And the command was for both of them and both of them were told
to climb down out of Jen. What does the last panel Tyler
say about that?
Allah says in the Quran, colina, habito minha, Bardo con la bobbin ado, we said to them, he is a plural form.
Come down out of it. You will be enemies of one another.
You will be enemies of each other, who will be enemies of each other? Not Adam and how were
husband and wife were created as a second because as a tranquility because Allah said wahala come in has
Allah created from the soul its partner and Allah says in the Quran, Lita schooner, la has a muffin tranquility. So the enmity is between Adam and Howard and Elise the shaitan. Allah says in the Quran, Allah akula Allah Allah says in the Quran, as shaitan will Akuma do, the shaitan is your enemy, but the hero who I do
take him as an enemy, he is not your friend.
shaitaan is real, and he represents all bad things. So everything bad is also in reference to the shaitan as well take everything bad as your enemy and what is bad from good. Only Allah can teach us what is good from bad. The human being doesn't have some capabilities, we have an innate nature to know right and wrong. But there is also good and bad in a larger sense. And a Lost Planet. Allah tells us what is good and bad, who is a good person who is a bad person, well, and the aligners in particular, but it tells us what qualities make a good person and what qualities make a bad person.
So avoid them and go to the good qualities.
When a lost kind of when they sell them and how we ate from the tree.
What happened, Allah subhanaw taala said to them, did I not forbid you from the tree.
And then Allah said to them,
obviously the hours shown they had the private parts covered with light. And it was revealed. We mentioned this last week and we talked about it and its significance.
But what did the last Mandela do? He did not get angry right here about as it says in the Torah, the NGO lightning and thunder and all that stuff. Allah said to them, You will now need, you will need to come down to earth,
this earth, in it, you will go hungry and you will go thirsty and you will have to plow and you will have to go through hard work in order to earn your living and your survival.
Not like paradise, Allah is telling him the difference between what you were in and now where you're going.
This place you are going is not a place of punishment because this is what Allah says in the Quran. He says in there, you will have
a temporary abode
and you will have temporary enjoyment.
When my town Illa hain. And on earth you will have some enjoyment to a certain time, meaning you will die and you will return to me. So you're in you're going away and you're going to come back.
It's like sending off your child somewhere to learn or to train as an apprentice
because they're not ready to take on the great reward. They have to earn it.
So you let them go and they earn it and they come back
So it is as though it's that they had made a mistake they sinned a last minute did say in the Quran
that Adam alayhis salam Asada, this is a no Quran that as I said, Did sin he disobeyed his Lord
will our of our meaning he went to stray Adam I sent him actually went astray he went off what of the guidance of Allah what was the guidance of Allah don't do this but he did it. That's all it really was. What was he when a stray from you see there is a pathway which keeps you connected to Allah when you take the other pathway, you start drifting away from Allah subhanaw taala and allow us to keep you close. But allow others want to program you like the angels. That's not genuine love.
Allows nature allows pantile as attribute al Karim, he is the closest one.
Rahim the merciful. All of these words alpha dude, the one who likes coming close through gifts through provisions through an alpha dude, l Hannon elmen nan, the one who is kind, compassionate, close. Allah subhanaw taala.
And Hakeem, I'll help.
You don't find a name such as a volume, the oppressor
The one who oppresses The one who does wrong to other The one who is in unjust you don't hear these names of it last minute that because these are not His attributes is not him. And his attributes are not created. They are part of him. They've always been there. And so the human being gets close to Allah through these attributes, compassion, mercy, justice, righteousness, Allah is right. He's not wrong.
I'll help his name is the truth. So when you follow the truth, you are on the pathway of getting closer to Allah through these attributes. Why did Allah that tell us? Why did Allah teaches his 99 names? Why don't law teachers His attributes, because it is through them that you get closer to a last minute that
you can be hacking, you can be wise you can be at home, you can be merciful, you can be lucky if you can be, you know, easy, you can be kind, but the ultimate kindness, the ultimate mercy, the absoluteness is in a Lost Planet, Allah Allah gave us a bit of it, bit of compassion, a bit of the mercy. But it also gave us desires. So now you make your choice, get closer to Allah or further away from Allah. So what did Allah say to add the money somewhere because of that, he said, You will live on earth for an appointed time, you'll have some enjoyment as well. You'll enjoy fruits, you'll enjoy food, you'll enjoy comfort, you'll enjoy desires. But that Earth is to make you grow again.
Because you're going to return back. You have to earn your place again now.
Allah says in the Quran,
I will be with you. And I will guide you.
I will keep giving you guidance and science.
And I will be with you. And if you ever need me, I'll be there.
So now the human being is not left alone. You see, it's not a punishment like hellfire. Unless mine says about Hellfire contrast is in there alone that listen to them. When even speak to them when a young boy or a man even look at them. But in on Earth, Allah says I will give you guidance. I will be with you. If you ask about me, I'll be near call upon me. I will respond. I will keep giving you signs and guidance all the way until you return back to me in a year, Margie, you will come back. Jamie on foot when a bill can be McClinton Tom, I don't I will inform you of your actions. And your report basically report I'll inform you of how well you did or how bad you did. But I'll be there
and I won't let you down. But I will also test you. So I'll give you my warning. I'll give you the choice.
That's what makes it very important. The choice and the knowledge. No one stops us from that.
Choice, knowledge ability.
You say to a person
See, ask yourself why don't I pray? For example, my five daily prayers and the person answers for example, I when Allah guides me I will pray.
That's a false answer. That's a wrong answer. When Allah guides me, I will pray. Allah has already guided you. You are a Muslim, Allah has told you what you have to do. He said when Allah guides me, I will pray. What is the missing in you that prevents you from praying?
Even if you are quadriplegic, you're paralyzed. You can still pray with your head with your eyes.
If you can't stand you sit, a sister is asked my dear sister,
what has proved What do you think has prevented you from wearing a hijab for example? So I'm not ready yet. Allah hasn't guided me yet. That also is an answer that doesn't make sense. The readiness for what the guidance Allah has already guided us.
If he hadn't guided us, he wouldn't give us these commands and make the Quran so easily accessible to all of us.
So we remind one another
of what Allah had guided us to Allah has already guided us, we accepted or we are the ones who rejected
and so was the case of Adam and a seller and how where, and so now they are on earth
in the Hadith, now, Adam he acknowledged that he had done a sin in one Hadith, which is a Muslim.
From saw, Selim said, Mr. LaHood, NASA failed, me know and I had to fly home
failure to noon, yeah, Bana is stiff the hill energen netofa, cone. wahala, Harajuku monogenetic illa Illa.
Allah will gather people so the believers would stand up when paradise will be brought nearer to them on a day of judgment. They would come to Adam and say, Our Father, open for us the gates of Paradise, he would answer, wasn't it the sin of your Father which got you out of the paradise in the first place? And he's trying to say, I can't do it today. Obviously, we all know from previous lessons we know that is Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So he had sinned and he is ashamed of that sin. He is ashamed of that sin and he will remain ashamed of that sin till the Day of Judgment. Till that day, when Jenna is brought in the Adam Allison's gonna enter gender Adam alayhis salam is going
to enter gentlemen, he is among the righteous no doubt, Adam and Eve Salim is among the Righteous Among the noble he will enter Paradise it will not be forbidden from him.
But and even then when we are about to enter the inshallah the believers genda is brought neither meaning it is said to them, now, you're about to enter it. And I said, Adam, you open it, you're our father,
out of respect and honor.
But he still tells them, the believers,
how can I make you enter when I'm the one because of my sin I made you exit. And
what is this telling us? What is this telling us? This is telling us about our relationship with a Lost Planet without
repentance to Allah subhanaw taala. seeking forgiveness from a loss in Thailand for a believer is one way if you have sinned, when you remember that sin, you still regret that sin and you wish never to return back to it. You feel ashamed of that sin. And you don't want to tell anyone about that sin.
But otherwise Salaam it's a common one everybody knew about we felt ashamed of it.
Contrast this with what musala is. Selim said to Adam Allison and he said one time in this I had it as well. He said the Adam.
Allah taught you everything.
And it is because why did you make us exit paradise when we were in there? It is because of you. We ended up here. And Adam alayhis salam replied to Musa alayhis salaam saying to him
How could you ask me this question when you know as much as I know, that Allah had written for this to be in his cutter in his pre measurement in his wisdom, that it was going to be this way 50,000 years before the creation of Adam Allah who center
it is that the wisdom of Allah why and how is from Allah, but everything is done justly, as we have said in past classes, and also sell themselves for hedge oedema Musa Adam alayhis salam won the argument against Musa alayhis salam.
But the point is, the sin is there.
And Adam alayhis salaam did repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala. For us, the sin is a shame, so we don't expose it. If it's in secret, you don't expose it. And if one is exposing his sin or her sin, exposing it then you must warn people from them. One who exposes their sin has revealed has taken away the cover of our last panel dialogue of them.
In another Hadith Rasul salado, Selim said,
Masha Allah oma Timor if an Indian Mujahideen
each member of my oma is at peace
is protected except the ones who expose their sins who love to who love to what expose them as in who loves to tell people about their sins, and they feel proud about them. They feel good about it. That's the difference. Difference between saying to a person I've done a sin, feeling ashamed to get advice, or to advise someone, you know, don't do what I did. But what that also
means those who say it out happily, and they're proud of it.
Did you see me? I got her number. I got her number. Nice.
To the other night on a hook myself up, bro, I'm going to meet it tomorrow and they feel proud of it.
This is haraam sin.
Hey, I tried out alcohol the other day. My dad doesn't know about keep it between me and you. This is Wow, man, you're courageous, you're sick man. And then you become what they become. They feel like they're proud that they've done this too when their peers sort of respect that's what they think or to become popular.
My favorite music is Lady Gaga.
I love listening to Lady Gaga, or a con is my favorite singer.
The latest r&b song Hey, listen, listen, I can sing it. Don't tell my mom and dad that I'm into this stuff man. Because also to Joe took drugs the other night, but don't tell him
you know, following so sins are also are seldom tells us don't expose your sins out of happiness.
And even don't expose them if there's no need to expose them because gives other people the idea.
But Adam and his son felt ashamed of this sin. Allah says in the Quran, Fattah LA,
when Allah sent Adam I somehow went down. They either malleus Allah Allah said Adam alayhis salam had learned or took from his load certain words, certain words. And he said those words to Allah and Allah forgave him. Allah is the Forgiving, the Most Merciful. So the forgiveness was there, yet adviceline remained on Earth.
Allah forgave him and Adam and Sam learned and he regretted and he never done, done his sin again. However, he stayed on Earth. So there is a greater wisdom, it was not a punishment, there is a greater wisdom for us being here. We need to grow.
So Pinilla need to grow and even after we know all this, we still sin Subhana Allah and it's natural that we do sin. For it is through the scene that we get closer to a loan and a person regrets this. I also saw Selim says Lola and Tatupu Lola and taught the automata to Hola Hola, como Han con, una familia to one, if you had not to sin and then repent and sin and repent, Allah would create another creation that would sin and repent, because it is through the singing through the repenting from the sin that we get closer to Allah subhana wa tada when you regret that sin, and you see you say to yourself, I was close to my Lord before and I just ruined it.
You feel like you want to just get closer you want to you want to make amends to things and you find yourself even closer to Allah. Allah says in the Quran.
In Menon, Allah Dena either.
Or either Tonia talim
Nina No, be Metallica.
Verily the true believers are those
are those who when Allah is mentioned to them,
their hearts begin to tremble out of fear or love.
And you will find that their Eman increases. When I remember the Lord their Eman increases, and they rely upon the Lord.
When Medina is
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who when they do an indecent Act, or commit a wrong against themselves, they remember the Lord. And so they asked forgiveness for their sins sincerely from the heart. Allah says and who is there that forgives sins other than Allah? Allah is the oft forgiven, so long as you don't insist on continuing to do them over and over and over and over again. You insist you say to yourself, I'm gonna keep doing it. I'll repent No, keep doing it. You have to be sincere. So Adam alayhis salam, what did he learn from his Lord, have been our best for the Allah Han who says and others of the companions, they tell us
or actually it's also in the Quran, Allah, Allah explains to us caller robina Valentina and fusina they both said, Our Lord, we wronged ourselves. We're in lentil fildena, water Hamner, Rana coonan
minun phosphating. And our Lord if you did not forgive us and have mercy upon us,
we will be among the losers they'd lost. They're not blaming Allah. They're not blaming at least they're blaming themselves. We were
wrong with ourselves. That's the correct methodology of the believer. You do not blame the shaytaan you do not blame a lie you not blame anyone but yourself. The first conditions of repentance is that you blame yourself.
This is sounds familiar to the daughter of Eunice Allah. He said when he walked away from his people without the permission of his Lord thinking that he was doing the right thing. And so on. Last minute, I wanted to teach him a lesson. He punished him by the big fish the whale that swallowed him and he stayed in the stomach of the whale, among the glorifies you Sabir Subhana Allah Welcome to NFC all of these words with a no need to have a multiman when is unknown Yunus went
and he thought that we will not punish him because he thought he had done something good. Fernanda Fernanda.
domain Oh my god, he said, glory be to my to my Lord. There is no god worthy of worship but you I have wronged myself.
I have wronged myself, but also our sentences anyone who says this doormat and is in hardship. There is no way out except that a loss pantalla will relieve you from your hardship. Adam alayhis salam and Howard said this, Allah forgave them and bestowed His mercy upon them and forgave them when they admitted and turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala Heather was a Lola one and ebina Mohammed on earlier Sophia Jemaine. 100, Allah, Allah Allah me