Channel: Bilal Assad
my Lord, I bow to you.
My Lord, I bow to you,
And hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah early wasafi
Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
I welcome you here and today inshallah we were, we will be talking about the lessons from the life of our dear prophet Yusuf alayhi salam.
Hands up those who have heard the story of use of La Sena
all of you, most of you
this is why we're talking about the lessons from the stories. So as you have recalled these stories and shout a lot tonight, you will appreciate some of the benefits that we actually learn out of them. I'd like to recite a verse from the Quran where Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Yusuf how do we let him initiate on rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim felco Celine and apostle so now
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which means and relate to them the many stories so that maybe they can reflect, think ponder,
There has come to us a law says there has come too
many wisdoms in their stories.
But only for one type of people. These wisdoms are for leoline Al Bab for those who use their intellect for those who use their minds to think with maca and ahaadeeth and you start off. Allah never tells us stories forged made up
always tell stories that are true.
And if they are false stories, then they should let the people know that they are telling a false story. And that we need only the morals out of this story such as when for example, a great your grandmother would have told you a story of the past and you don't know where it came from.
But what she wants from it is the moral or sayings that you've heard. You're allowed to do that as a Muslim. But you need to let the people understand that they are not stories, which are necessarily authentic. However, the stories that come to us in the Quran, and the stories that come to us on the tongues of our messengers of the messengers of Allah, our prophets, Allah hemos salatu salam, they are stories that have no false in them.
In the effects, there is no falsehood. They are extremely accurate.
And the morals in them are accurate. This is the difference between the stories which are law relates to us and his messengers, and the stories which everyone else relates to us. And I'd like to give you a very important piece of information and advice,
which without it, you can never follow the true proper teachings of Islam.
Brothers and sisters, listen to anyone you want.
Anyone who has words of wisdom or benefit for you Listen, go to any group you want.
Go to any Masjid you want.
Listen to any Imam you want.
It doesn't matter. Go and do that you need to explore things in this day and age. But there is one thing you have to keep in mind. So don't go straight.
never accept anything without investigating it. Within your ability within the ability which Allah has given you in your intellect, and your knowledge, and your ability to research, investigate.
Don't accept anything without investigating it. And don't just reject everything without investigating it. But don't practice things or taking things that you have no evidence
but don't deny them until you've gotten enough knowledge. This is the motto of Muslim.
Anyway, you want to go go and don't listen to anyone who tells you Brother, don't stick with that group stick with my group. Unless they are knowledgeable people who you trust immensely, they can tell you this idea. I myself, through my life went through many different groups went through many different
And I benefited from each one which I couldn't benefit from the other.
But the most important piece of knowledge, which I learned towards the later years of my life, is that never accept anything unless it has some proof or evidence.
There are some pieces which I took that didn't have that had evidence but later on, I found out from knowledgeable people who are trustworthy, that the evidence was false. What did I do, I just rejected it. After having practiced it, there's nothing wrong with practicing something that was wrong based on evidence. Later on finding out that it was wrong. All you need to do is say stuff or allow them and mend you're wrong. This is kotoba.
So you do the mistake. And in European tour a lot and not one of us. Not one of us follows 100% everything to his absolute authenticity in our Deen because
either our knowledge is deficient, or the people we trust
gave us some wrong information, deliberately or mistakenly.
But what Allah looks at is not how much you know, or how much you do, but the quality of what you know and the quality of what you do.
You follow what is correct as much as you can, and you make your hearts and co2 alone when you do it.
And Allah, Allah will guide you don't worry.
But in relation to our Dean know this for a fact
that what Allah revealed in the Quran and what Allah revealed to His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
none of it
is false. When I say none of it is false, it means it really happened. Any story anything of the past any example any piece of wisdom is true, and has evidence and is proven. And if you trace it, you'll find that it's true.
But the deficiencies in us, when we hear sometimes we misunderstand things, when we communicate, we may communicate wrongly these can happen, but within your ability to investigate. And my dear brothers and sisters, be aware of one very dangerous matter and that is blind following.
A believer who believes in Allah, never blind follows any piece of information. Never blind follows any human.
Imam Shafi Rahmatullah Allah Hands up if you've heard of him,
a meme of Sheffield. So you will know that he is one of the greatest of scholars of of the history in history of Islam after Sahaba and Natasha in the Sahaba. In the next generations that came. These he is one of the founders of one of the schools of thought, called the chef.
When he stood beside this is what his students relate about him in their books. His students say, when he stood beside the grave of the prophets, I sell them in Medina, he said to his students, and the people surrounding him, every single person's views and statements can be rejected,
can be falsified, one way or another,
except the owner of this grave, and he pointed to the grave of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. All we need to know is that if it came from a line His Messenger is it authentic within our ability within the faculties which Allah gave us hamdulillah that's all we need to know. For a lot says in the Quran about the prophet SAW Selim, why am I
in hell house
in one washer you Hey, Mohamed, Salah Salim never speaks out of his own desire,
out of his own opinion.
But he speaks by means of inspiration, by a way jabril alayhis salaam brings information from Allah to give to the Prophet sallallahu sallam. The only thing is the prophesied seldom mentioned is that of his opinion, or worldly matters, that have nothing to do with religious matters. Such as the time when his sahabas he passed by them one time they were farmers, and asked him a messenger of Allah. What do you think? Should we plant our crops now or wait? He said plant them. When they planted them. They died
when they reproach them as they do. So the
You told us this. And you're a truthful man. He said, I am not more knowledgeable than you about your crops and farming. You are the farmers, you're the experts, you should teach me I just mainly gave you my opinion, that has nothing to do with religion.
Sometimes they would be going
on a battle.
And that asked the messenger salatu salam, what do you think? And he would say, I believe that we should take this road.
And they would say to him a messenger of Allah, is this from your own opinion? Or is this sent from Allah? If he said is, from my own opinion, they would say them with all due respects. We disagree. We believe we should do it this way. Because we are more experienced in this land. You haven't lived here. And he would go by their opinion, for it is mainly of his human opinion. But when he was from a law, when he was from a law, what do you think they did? Well, law he they wouldn't even take another breath.
In any disagreement at all.
Absolute submission. And we already related the story people, Rahim Allah sent him about the meaning of submission.
So Allah tells us that he does not relate stories made up. But real stories, not forged stories.
And I'll tell you why this verse came in so the use of seed the reason why sort of to surf was revealed in the first place anyway. Does anyone know why sort of Joseph was revealed?
To the prophets of Allah sent him in the first place?
Okay, this is a piece of information probably new to most of you, then
there are several reasons.
You know, that the Quran, the verses of the Quran, the sutras that were sent down stage by stage, over a period of 23 years of the life of the prophets Allah lies under
that is because whenever an event happened or occurred, Allah would send down a couple of verses, a verse a few verses a page 10 verses 20 verses, sometimes a whole surah.
teaching them about what just happened. And that is said that the companions of the Prophet SAW Sam can understand these verses better, because they have to relate it to us, we didn't live in their time. That's how the Quran was revealed. The state the story of sort of the use of is quite
interesting, because what happened was,
the Quran was being sent down
to about talking about the stories of all the other prophets in different parts. So, one day, it'll talk about a part of the story of you of musalla, a sudden, the next day, it'll come talking about a little part of the story of Abraham, Abraham and his sin, then it will come and talk about Messiah in another part. So it was never a story that was connected all the way from beginning to end, you know, an introduction, a body and a conclusion. And that's it, the whole story from beginning to end, wrap it up. If you read the Quran, you will find that the stories are scattered everywhere, depending on the wisdoms which allow us to relate to us. That's because the Quran is not a novel, it
is not a storybook. The Quran is not a poetry is a Quran is different to any book you've ever read. It's unique on its own. It is a message to the people, to the human, to connect them to Allah to let you know who Allah is to let you know what a lot why Allah has put you here. How do you get to him what your purpose of life is. So any story that's broad, it's in order to bring out the wisdom of it, how it can benefit you, not just to sit there for entertainment, like a song you hear, or a storybook you hear or like
1001 nights, you know, those those stories or a love story in the Quran is of wisdom and lessons and guidance. So what happened was
the prophesied sentence people and the Jews, they started to spread a rumor. They started to make the people not believe in the Quran to make it look like you know, to put to make the Quran look like it's it's not valuable. It's nothing. It's not eloquent. So what they said was to discredit the Quran, they said, look at this prophet of so called prophet of God.
He is powerful, God is eloquent God cannot even tell us a story properly.
It tells you stories from bits and pieces here and there.
Obviously, they are wrong because they don't understand the Quran. They don't understand the purpose of the Quran.
But to Allah accepted that challenge.
Allah accepted that challenge.
And he sent down solitude
which is a story of a prophet from beginning to end, in the most eloquent, the most beautiful, the most
story you can ever hear. And you will not appreciate it until you actually are deeper in your knowledge of the Arabic
language that's when you appreciate it even more.
In English, it's going to lose a lot of its meaning, but I'm going to inshallah try and make and do my best to explain the story as it appears and sort of use.
Another reason other than that why sort of use of was revealed
it was a year in which the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was struck and was stricken
with so much grief.
You know, grief is sadness.
He was hit with two of the most extreme sadnesses or hardships.
his only uncle which protected him from the people of koresh Abu Talib died.
So now he became vulnerable and his people in his family to the attacks of the machete came the paralysis of koresh.
He was very sad and for his uncle, and on top of that, his uncle died on the religion of his forefathers.
So that even heard the prompts. I send them double.
In the seat of the professor, send them we will read that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was sitting at the bedside of his uncle avatar live and he was he was, he was constantly repeating in his ear. Yeah, I mean, my uncle. Just Say it, say the word Laila Han Allah, Allah can be Hello, Malcolm, I will witness it for you on the Day of Judgment, just say it in my ear, and you'd whisper it, no one needs to hear it.
And I will call it unfortunately said
No, on the way of my forefathers, meaning I want to die on the way of my forefathers, unfortunately, I will tell it did believe in the province that I did support him did believe in his message in every way. He did everything even more than what Muslims can do in protection and support. But he failed. And the one thing that was his choice, he refused to acknowledge verbally, that there is only one God and Muhammad is His Messenger. And he said on my forefathers, so what the people thought of him was more important to him in the end, unfortunately, so that was two things. But I counted as one since it's in our column. The next thing that hit the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
was that his beloved wife Khadija, or the Allahu on her also died in that same year.
edition of the Allahu anhu was quite similar to the way of alternative was to the province. The last element is protection and support. There is a narration a little instance when the prophet SAW Selim was married to Ayesha de la one and you will know who I should underline that is, he is that she is the one process and married after way years after traditional Golan had died.
I sort of the long run He was the youngest and she was quite jealous for the province of SLM, she had the right to be she had the Messenger of God of Allah as her as her husband. One time around so Salah Salem was sitting face to face with an old woman.
And they are exchanging some kind of conversation some words, when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and her began to smile and enjoy and laugh about certain things they're talking about. I showed her the Aloha and I felt jealous even of the old woman. So Pamela,
and she's young.
So she said, after you finished, she said, Yeah, Salalah mental collages. Who is that old woman?
He said, Oh, she was an old friend of
his former wife. Now it's hard for it's it's it's difficult for a wife, who got married to her husband was married to someone before
for her husband to mention the former wife.
I said, Who is this old woman he said to her, she was one of the she was one of the Friends of Khadija.
So she got a bit jealous and she said, What were you doing? She said couldn't Anita zerker Oh, am I am I am and how early? We were remembering past days.
We're talking about past moments. So that even made it worse for I show the line. So then she said a statement LMU denicola hate a minute.
She made a mistake by saying but a messenger of Allah didn't Allah give you a woman better than her? Meaning didn't give you me which and I'm a little bit better than Khadija or the lohana. I'm younger, I'm disappointed. I also saw Selim smiled and went away. And he said to her, Lola, no, by Allah. lemony. Lem, you did an endo. Pyromania. Allah did not exchange her
With someone better.
She gave me support at a time when I needed it when no one else gave me support. She believed me at a time when no one else believed me.
She comforted me, when no one else comforted me. And Allah gave me from her children.
Now I should have their lohana
she was not at a time where she needed to support the promises and when no one else supported him, nor did she at a time, where she had to believe me, no one has believed him. And Allah did not give him any children from her.
So then I should no longer realize how important these are the learning was to the process, and to Allah. And she said, please ask Allah to forgive me. And he did. So Allahu alayhi wa sallam. However, the promises and love the eyeshadow, the lohana in her lifetime, he loved her the most.
Khadija the love and the support the comfort, the believer of the process, lm who also had children from the process, and then she died. She died in that time when he really needed her. He needed her for the mental support. He needed her for the comfort. And now his only wife was gone.
brother and sisters, I don't know if you understand how.
How much grief This caused the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam I don't know if you understand To what extent
but all I can say to you is I also saw Selim was stronger than all of us in heart. He was struck and stricken with
So obviously, he knows that our last panel diala was there for him and he's always there for him. Allah says in the Quran, mela dagger of Boko Haram.
Your Lord has not abandoned him.
And he will never and he never will. Not even the least.
So Allah subhanaw taala came to his aid.
On top of that, in that year,
the Muslims were boycotted every Muslim, well, they're just finished from a boycott. Sorry. And Abu Talib died. So now there was hardship.
Then Allah send down the surah Yusuf, in order to comfort his soul.
remind him of hardships of those who were before him. You know, when you're reminded of when you're stricken with some kind of hardness, you think to yourself, there's no one worse off than me.
And then you start complaining and but when you hear about someone who is worse off than you, suddenly your problem begins to look like
insignificant. Isn't that right? Has it happened to anyone here before? Hands up if it's happened to you?
I have many times Yes, every single person we've always had that. This is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us
always look at those who are less fortunate than you. Don't look at those who are more fortunate than you in life.
Because if you keep looking at those who are more fortunate than you in life,
then the fear is you will start to find a lot of favors upon you insignificant, you'll take them for granted. And you'll become ungrateful to Allah and does their own Yamato La Jolla alaikum. You start taking for granted the number of a lot upon you.
Always look at those who are less fortunate than you. And there is always someone worse off than you.
So in this surah, Allah has sent it down as a comfort to the soul of the Prophet sallallahu. Send them in his heart, a story with eloquence, with some humor, with seriousness with sadness,
And then in the end, with triumph,
telling the prophet SAW Selim Don't worry, as I relate to you the story of yourself. He went through a lot of hardships. But in the end after patients and taqwa he became a king, you are going to be victorious. This is only a short time. And the law says team sort of Doha when an hirato like Amina Luna
the Hereafter is better than you than this world. Don't worry.
And your Lord is soon going to give you things until you are pleased and satisfied until all this pain goes away from you. This isn't sort of the Doha. scholars believe that it came up out also it was revealed shortly after the grief of the prophet SAW Selim as well. lm Eugenia team
did not find you an orphan. And he supported you and looked after you and comforted you. Well, why did that
If so you Australian he guided you.
And you know the rest of the bar.
So now a lot of relates towards the story of use of alayhis salaam in the best way and listen to how Allah begins it. He says, Only if
three letters, three letters, letters, they're nothing else but letters the same facts not even a word. But the way we recite it is like this Elif lamb, or Ah, one of the greatest miracles of the Quran is that Allah makes a challenge that you cannot change this book. And look, letters in the Quran appear letters, and they can't even be changed letters. Maybe a word can be changed a letter letter, at least, I mean, words even harder. But letters are simple, they're just letters, it could have been any flam hair. And if Lam Meem, but no, the Koran for 14 centuries, still with the same letters in the same order, because they have meaning a lot better knows the meanings of these
letters, didn't get to keep the movie in
an RV and
these other verses of your Lord, which are clear,
we have sent this Quran down in the Arabic language, so that you may comprehend the Arabic language is something amazing. Some scholars believe that the Arabic language actually was sent down from Allah. Some scholars believe this, that it was not made up here on Earth. Unlike every other language, you can find, they can trace back that someplace in time it borrowed from other languages, and it became your language. Now in the Arabic language, there are some words which were borrowed, but they became Arabic words. However, the structure of the Arabic the grammar of the Arabic the original words of the Arabic the majority of it, we can't even trace it back to any origin
Forget about the English language. And I don't know I don't want to tell you what linguists ditions call the English language. They call that this, this English language borrowed its letters and its words from all different languages.
Allah says, in Arabic, the grammar of the Arabic is so solid, you cannot change it. In fact, if you change a letter or a syllable, it changes the whole meaning. And you'll get caught out straightaway.
If you pronounce the word, there's only one way of writing it in Arabic, unlike English, but is it BLT? No. Is it be at? No, it's bo UGHT.
Amazing. So these are words in English, unlike in Arabic can do that. very precise, intricate language.
I'm not going to give you too many examples because we don't have time for that.
But then Allah says in the Quran,
and the next verse is in response to those who said can't your Lord they said to the promises and I'm can't your Lord bring a story in a proper way, you know, from beginning to end. He doesn't know how to tell stories is what they said about a lot. He doesn't know your Lord doesn't know how to tell stories. So Allah replied in his sorta he says,
No, no, no.
No, no boss, even
Fini, we tell you the best of stories or losses, we tell you the best of stories
in the way that we have inspired them to you through the angel Gabriel.
In this Quran,
and there are information there is information in which you have never known before. We give you information of stories that no one before you has ever known as ever related. And so Allah brought the story of yourself in a way that has never been told in the Injeel the Bible before or in any other scripture.
Yes, the story of use of does come in the Bible, the New Testament, but there is information lacking in there which Allah brought in the Quran that no one has heard before, but for the first time
so what does the law say? He starts with the story of use of Allah His center
and then he says
Put them in complete. I mean a lot of feeling
if a user
is gonna use IV
Khan are a nice add on. Behold when you have said to his father, this is how he introduces the verse, the story behold when you have said to his father, my father
and my father, I have seen in my dreams
kokott means planets
and the sun and the moon
I saw them all prostrating to me making sushi on the ground to me.
You see that the story is opened up with a dream that use of alayhis salaam so
I wonder why Allah chose to open up the story with a dream.
Can anyone guess?
Now, because the crux of the miracle, or the crux of the abilities which Allah gave use of Allah His Sallam was being able to interpret dreams.
Here UCLA student sees a dream which he cannot interpret.
But his father, who was a prophet as well, or soon will also jacobellis lm Jacob. He knew that this dream, he knew, almost knew what this dream meant.
He knew it had something to do with his brother's use of his brothers, but he couldn't interpret it well.
This is a gift which Allah gave the prophets but use of Allah is Salam had the gift of interpreting it to its perfection. But he does not know its interpretation right now. This is the only dream which use of Allah Salaam was unable to interpret until decades
in his life, decades later in his life,
and there is a reason why Allah kept this away from him. Because
it is how his story is going to end with this dream. It starts with the dream and ends with the dream.
So this is the theme of his story, the dream which he saw, and a lot goes off in the Quran, speaking about the words of Allah go of speaking in the Quran, based on the dream, all of its based on the dream.
His father jacoba, Allah is Salaam said to him.
Do not tell this dream to your brother's
because if you do, they are going to plot for you a terrible plot.
And they all his sons, yes.
Does he trust them all? No. Does he love them all the same? No.
Because his brothers use visors brothers. They did. They were very jealous of use of Allah His center. You see his brothers were born from another mother. He had 10 brothers from another mother and one brother from the same mother.
The one brother that was from his same mother's name was Binyamin, or Benjamin in English, his other brothers had different names.
And they were older than him. jacoba a solemn loved Yusuf Alayhi Salam more than all of them. And he actually, at times, he couldn't help because he's a human human being, but accidentally show his love a bit more to use of Allah He sent him. Why not? Because parents are allowed to mistreat, you have to be just with all your children. And that's what jacoba sent him was, however, Yusuf Ali Salim yaku Assalam knew that he was a prophet of Allah and the messenger. And we normally automatically loved the Messenger of Allah more than anyone else.
Number two, the actions and the morals and the character of use of alayhis salaam far exceeded his brothers.
The thing that we can learn from this is, are we as Muslim parents allowed to love
our children in different levels, different standards? Yes. We can love them in different levels, because we don't control our hearts and love comes from the heart.
Sometimes a child may treat you bad, you can't control that love and the child treats you better. Your love increases for that child. You can't
But the treatment to them has to be just an equal. I think last week I or the week before I told you about a man who entered for the prophet SAW Salem, he saw him holding his boy, he and the man sat down he placed his boy on his lap. And then the man's daughter entered, and the man placed his daughter on his on the floor beside him. The process lm said, Man, I didn't, you did not. You are not just in your treatment to your children, you made your daughter sit on the ground, but you valued or favored your son by placing on your lap be the same, do the same
jacoba sam treated them all the same. However, his children, the others, they had a wickedness in their heart, unfortunately. And they had a rigid, they were rigid and harsh in their approach. The prophets of Allah Santos is an authentic hadith, that when Allah created Adam alayhis, salaam, He created him from the different soils and textures of the world of the earth. And this is why you have people with rough personalities, soft personalities, weak personalities, strong personalities, and so on. These are traits which Allah knows best people are born with from their at the time they are born.
This doesn't mean that gives us a reason or an excuse to follow these designs. So if you're born with a harsh personality, it doesn't mean you have to obey that harsh personality.
Or the soft personnel doesn't mean you have to always obey that soft personality. But this is your test. Each one of us has a test of some sort, and we need to rise above it. These brothers happen to come from that type of a soil.
That type of a clay.
They were very jealous brothers.
Allah says in the Quran
that jacobellis to them said to his son, Yusuf.
In the shaytaan, insomnia, I do wanna move in, son, don't tell your brothers, they'll play a terrible plot the shape on as a matter of fact, the shaitan is a very clear enemy to the human beings. A shape on is your enemy.
Allah tells us he's your enemy. And then he says, What the hell do I do? Well take him as your enemy. Never take him as a friend. The shaitan whispers to you from places you least expected.
But the shaitan only invites you. The shaitan reminds you of your desires when you wake up for fudger prayer.
The shaitan whispers tells you
give you a buddy arrest.
set the alarm clock for another half an hour it's all right still time you go to sleep. Again he comes back at you until the sun rises then it's easy to wake up afterwards. Or maybe you don't care. The shutdown doesn't care anymore either. Or he tells you you know what, pray to a lot of night and stay up all the night he'll whisper to you this stay up all the night. pray to Allah. Oh a great rewards there are in late salata, late night prayers, 200 and Kellyanne
and then one hour before the surgery says to you, your body deserves asleep is assumed to give your body its comfort.
So give your body asleep a little bit so can wake up fresh for
And then the time comes and you're too tired to wake up. The shaitan says to sleep a little bit more until the sun rises.
A bit busy June with the less important things than the most important things salata lane became more important than budget pray. So the shaitan does that to us. He makes you think that little actions are better than bigger actions. He makes you distracted. Whereas Allah tells us that there is nothing in the hospital called see there is nothing that I made that I love more than what the compulsory things which I've made upon my servants. The compulsory things are the most beloved to Allah.
So the shaitan has many ways. I'm not going to go into that too much, but he is our enemy, and he works with you step by step. He doesn't bring harm to you to your foot to your doorstep. He doesn't bring you the alcohol tell you drink. He doesn't bring you the woman to your home until you make Zina with her. He doesn't tell you all he does is he works with you step by step until finally gradually your own designs take over. So the Showtime knows this, Allah tells maganda jacoba A Sam said to his son, the shaitan is a clear enemy, he is going to lead your brothers astray. So hide this information. This is also a lesson from for us that if a Muslim sees that there is a danger or
assumes that most likely there is a danger. If they reveal a piece of true information, truthful information than us then it is then you must hide it and reveal it
Later on when it's more appropriate. Some people they go to they say, they say things that hurt other people, and then they turn around and say, but it's the truth. It's the truth whether they like it or not, in according to the Muslims character and according to the Quran, according to this verse here, not every truth must be said at every time.
We must have wisdom and think.
This is why Allah says in Surah
Allah Allah subhanaw, Arabic Allah Allah, in the end, in the beginning of in the middle of the of the sort of Allah says, For that good in nephrotic vichara remind the true reminders like teach the message reminder of Allah, if you know at the time that you're reminding it, or if you know that who you're reminding it to, if you know that the reminder will benefit.
In other words, say the right thing at the right time as much as you can, or as they'll scholars say liquidity more common makaan for every position, there is an appropriate word to say. So use wisdom My dear brothers and sisters, and especially there is a danger to yourselves you are allowed to hide.
Make something called clear, to hide the truth about yourself if there is an if your life is in danger. If you are endangered, of a plot from people who you know,
most likely their enemies then you can hide the truth until the time comes. But otherwise, we are obliged to teach the truth. Otherwise.
Allah tells us that Yusuf Ali Salam had great forefathers before who were prophets, including his hair, and the rest and Ibrahim Ali Salim. Then Allah says about his brothers.
One day, his brothers got together
the 10 without Benjamin without Binyamin,
and they said to each other,
it seems our father has gone crazy.
He's lost. He loves use of more than all of us a terrible love.
This can't This can't be. This can't be.
We're not nostalgia. He loves him more when we are a larger group.
We're from the different mother. And we are a bigger group bigger children, we can support him more. It's not fair that he loves him more than us. He should love us more than him.
So they looked at the numbers, they looked at their
subpanel even though they were they were his brothers from the same father just because they're from a different mother allows the shaitan comes in and creates in your mind the difference between you and another people. This is why there are problems between nationalities, races. That's why there's racism, nationalism.
Before World War One, we didn't have different flags.
After World War One, they divided us my brothers and sisters. They divided us and I started with the Ottoman Empire. Ottoman Empire was a Muslim Empire wasn't a Turkish Empire. It was a Muslim Empire.
It was an Islamic thing.
But they turned it into Turks. They make Turkish then they made Lebanon by itself and they made Palestine and then they made they kept Jordan on its end. They said Saudis on its own. They said Syria is on its own. All these different, they started dividing all these ones, this big Empire into different flags and nationalities and they created nationalism between us. They are the ones who cause the trouble and the problem between in the beginning of in Turkish and Arabs. And this is why there's still animosity till today among the ignorant among the Arabs and Turks, among other different nationalities.
I don't want to mention them all. But we all know about many other different I just mentioned Turkish, Arab because I'm an Arab and we
I know that you know, with with the Turkish there was this animosity before, but there also exist with it other nationalities and races.
But as for the Muslims, it doesn't matter where we're from. We're all brothers and sisters in Islam. In Lebanon, where I, where my fathers come from, and I come from
if you married a woman from a different village, you're considered an outsider, village village.
Like saying, Meadow heights and broad meadows, you married someone from Red meadows, you're an outsider. How could you become a stranger to us you'd be trail and the there's enmity you consider an outsider. Why?
So this, the brothers of use of did this and look at the tiny difference, just different mothers, that's all and what is it not nostalgia. We are bigger, stronger, older, larger.
So we don't take pride
in our muscles, or intellect or our wealth
or our bloodline.
A bola have the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. The uncle of the prophet SAW Selim Abu lahab
he's in hellfire. alasa de Bhatia there have been
a lot cursed and used harsh language against Abu lahab and his wife and now the uncle is the uncle of the prophets of Allah Salah. So, what
only in righteousness Yeah.
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in Khurana Kumar,
at home, in law honeymoon for the people, we have created you into, from a pair of male and female and major into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another.
Verily the most honored among you in a lost sight of the ones who are most righteous allies all aware of what you are doing.
So, no difference between any person other except in righteousness and then the Allah knows this. And there is no difference is the process and said let photocall era be in Allah our German elaborate taco there is no difference between an Arab and a non Arab, a foreign person from the Arabs except in taqwa in righteousness, God ference.
They said, out of jealousy,
kill yourself. Kill him. Kill him so that his father will no longer see him again and he'll forget about him.
Get rid of him. Allahu Akbar, enmity based on jealousy. Who knows who is the first one
to follow the desires of jealousy? Ever.
Your close, who not Kadena is closer to shaitan Emily's the king of the shaytans a police
the beliefs the shaitan is who was with the angels the rank of the angels. And he had jealousy from Adam alleys center which led him to proud proud in his pride haughtiness.
Okay, you all know this. I also saw Selim said beware of jealousy for it burns away your good days, just as fire burns away would run out underrated Bible Hardy. Yeah, come on hazard final hazard
that Google has an ethical, ethical and narrow.
Final hazard a kulu AlHassan urtica metacoda neural hub. Beware of jealousy for jealousy eats away your your good deeds, just as fire eights would
say said kill him. Jealousy can lead to killing.
Jealousy can lead to killing.
And it starts and ends up in hatred.
So panela this exists between relatives, families, friends, brothers and sisters. I know of them. I know of them in our communities and societies will lie. It's very sad. Very sad. Well, she didn't say sounds to me.
Did you see the way he looked at me?
He looked at me He gave me a shifty look. Did you see her? What's up with her? She gives me a grazie. Well, I'm going to reserve
Why did he say that word to me. What have I ever done to him? I will never call him until he calls me. He doesn't say Salaam to me. I will not say Salaam to him. Who does he think he is? Did you see the way he passed by me? He didn't even look at me. Okay, maybe he didn't see you. Now. He did see me. He saw me. But he didn't want to look at me.
Hello. So the shaitan gets to you and create and this develop you know if you keep that in your heart and you don't open up about it. It builds and builds and in every information you hear about that person you only think about in a negative way. So they get bad assumptions what that develops in a bigger problem. They hear about you hear about them bigger animosity, oxymoron level law. I know of people
very strong relationship like very close in their blood for 20 years. How many years 20 years.
They did not talk to each other and they had children and their children didn't even know each other
for 20 years.
That's all I have for you ask a lot of forgiveness mend your ties and your relationships, my dear brothers and sisters in the story of use of as a clear example of this. His own brother said, kill him, get rid of him.
octonal yourself. Another one of them said, No, no atrato done, throw him in the land and exile him. Yeah, throw Arden just throw him somewhere, let him die alone. So instead of slaughtering him getting thrown somewhere because we're still a child, it was only about nine or 10 years old. Or 11, Yusuf Ali said them and they said throw him in the desert storm someone in the forest. Maybe the wolf will add, maybe someone will take him Maybe he'll die of starvation, just get rid of him. Allahu Akbar, jealousy can lead to that much hatred. Allahu Akbar.
One of the brothers. And I think it was the youngest of them, who had a little tiny bit of mercy tiny bit towards his brother, he also he said,
Don't kill yourself.
One of them said don't kill yourself.
While coho philia but in job, but throw him in the well, in the bottom part of the well. Yellow Taco Bell to Sierra yellow Taco Bell to say Yara in quantum filing, maybe someone who's passing by to fetch water from the well, we'll get him. And at least they'll look after him. turn him into a slave or adopt him as a son or something, but at least you know, keep him alive. But he'll still be gone. So that's as much mercy as they had. That says it.
So they went to their father. And they thought to themselves, how are we going to convince our father to take our son?
I'm going to show you how the shaitan helps you. When you're plotting fitna especially against the prophets of Allah.
They agreed to have a unanimous request. They said our father
Why don't you send us off with us, our brother tomorrow when we go out to do our work in the in the in the fields. And we'll look after him.
Obviously, our Kabbalah Salaam was protective. So he said, I fear that you might get too busy in the fields. And a wolf might come and take him because useless and was so small, a wolf can take him away.
Eight years old, maybe
his brother said, No father, how can a wolf take him when we are asked by we are a large group. Listen, they're recalling what they said before.
Our Father loves him more than us when we are at our spa. We are a large group. Now here again, they're mentioning it. Oh Father, how can a wolf take him when we are asked by reminding their father that we are a large group, we are more important than him love us more, as though they're giving him another chance hinting to him.
But this is the evil.
So they convinced him.
They said if a wolf eats him and we are possible, we are a great group then we are truly a losers. We don't deserve. We don't deserve any goodness.
So they convinced their father and he sent him with their brothers.
Now this is not in the Quran, it is from different narrations of the prophet SAW Selim.
That on their way,
use of alayhis salam, he loved his brothers.
And he trusted them. He trusted them to a certain extent except for his father told him
but as a child, 789 10 maximum. You know, you're innocent. You look at your brothers, they're gonna protect you.
It says on the way he started to play around them.
And each time he went to one of the went to the smallest one. He started poking him and pushing him.
So he went to the older brother complaining to him about the smaller brother. And he started poking and pushing him as well. He went to the third one, he did the same thing fourth, fifth until finally reached the oldest one, and the oldest one resented him and pushed him away too. So they started pushing him and bullying him around. And each time he complained to another, the other would resent him too.
Until finally they reached the well.
And they surrounded him.
And I took off his shirt.
I'll tell you why in a minute. They took off his shirt. So it was bare from the top. And that's when he realized and he said that his brothers had plotted to do something evil team. They brought us to Falaise Sam.
And they put him on the edge of the well as they were doing so obviously a child struggles. What are you doing
To me, they're going to struggle. They're afraid. So is struggling, you can imagine, and he's appealing to them. Please, please, why? What did I do to you? Why are you doing this?
And I wouldn't reply to him.
So they threw him in the world.
He fell to the bottom. With so much pain.
It says that there was water in there, and there was some rocks. So he climbed up on one of the rocks and set alone in the darkness.
Layer but the job means the darkness of the well, like you can't see in. So it was either gonna die if no one finds him there, and he can't climb out so deep, or someone will bring him out. And they won't even know what they're holding.
And his brothers left him and went away to their father.
The reason they took his shirt is because they went
and got some blood from a goat which they slaughtered and placed the blood of the goat on the shirt. They came to their father, and they put on an act as if they were crying. Allah says in the Quran, orange.
came to the Father in the evening crying
what are you?
which means they said, Oh, Father,
we were going about in our work on the fields, and we forgot your stuff behind us playing as he was playing. And the wolf came, snatched him away, and he ate him.
And we know that you're not gonna believe us. Well, Matt and Toby movement, Ilana, we know that you're not gonna believe us. When a liar. How can you tell that a liar is like, he tells you the truth about themselves in a camouflage manner. He says we know you're not going to believe us. as though they're telling them though, as though they're telling him we're lying to you that don't believe us. We know you're not gonna believe us. Even if we were truthful. Allah made them stumble on that word well couldn't outside they're clean. Even when we are truthful. See, even when we are truthful, you still don't believe us?
So they're talking in general, but actually stumbled. And jacoba is Salam is very wise. He took the shirt, and he looked at it.
Allah says oranges
began in Canada. They came to him with a shirt with his shirt, and on it was false blood. Blood was not the blood of use of a certain jacoba sam looked at the shirt, and in a heartbeat, it says.
what kind of an unusual wolf is this?
He ate my son
and took extra care not to rip his shirt.
His shirt was still in tact.
So what kind of an unusual wolf is this? What kinds of a merciful wolf is this?
He eats my son and takes off his shirt nicely without ripping it.
So Allah says that jacoba sent immediately knew what had happened. He said, GLONASS Benenson.
He said no.
Your unforce your desires
have made something appear in the way that it is not. They it has it has drawn a picture for you that is evil and convinced you the knifes you know you can convince yourself that evil is good. So you said your knifes has convinced you that evil is good. And you've justified your act
for sovereign Jimmy Allah, He says,
And Allah will assist me against what you
have described and done.
Kabbalah center was an old man he was weak.
And as we said before,
when you are in danger,
you can hide the truth.
But from that day jacoba is Salah Mossad. He was never the same for many decades to come.
As far as brothers, they went back to the well.
And they waited over there behind the trees and rocks to see who's gonna come and get him. Allah says in the Quran, why Jad Senora
what I saw boom ba ba,
which means and then
a passer by came
and they went to fetch their water with their messenger, they sent out the person to fetch the water as he was really in the the bucket. He found a child in there, and he screamed, oh, what great news. This is a child. In those days when you have a child This is like a fortune, a fortune. You can sell them or use them as slaves.
Well As a rule of law, a law says they
they went and hid him inside their luggage as if they acted like as if it was just utensils luggage, so that no one will know Allah says but he knew what they were doing. Now the brothers came about and I said hold on a minute. You found the child.
They said he's yours. I said, No, no, no.
But yet, we're going to charge you a little price because we know and otherwise we're going to
we're going to tell people about you in another in another narration it says that they said he is our brother.
But you can take him on one condition. You got to pay us for him.
Allah says in the Quran or sharabi Thurman embossing the raw Hema Dude, what can you feed him in his car he didn't. His brother sold him to these people for a few pennies
to sell them and they treated him as if he was worthless. In another narration, it says that those people who found him sold him for a few pennies to other people, and he treated him as though he was worthless.
Next week in sha Allah
or the next class that I have you inshallah, we will continue the story of use of La senan from this point, where he got sold for a few pennies while he was treated as worthless. And I end my class for today may last pantalla reward you for being here.