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Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Nabina Muhammad in no early he was over, he urged my brothers and sisters in Islam As salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
we meet once again to learn about the lives of the prophets and the messengers of Allah as they appeared in the Quran and the Sunnah and to reap the benefits in our lives today. Welcome back. And what we've reached is the story of Musa alayhis salaam.
Musa alayhis salam, we spoke about the first part last week, and today in sha Allah, we continue from where we left off.
Just to recap extremely quickly, Musa is Moses Alayhis Salam, he is one of the five highest ranking prophets, messengers of God of Allah.
Musa alayhis salam is from Allah Allah Azzam, which means he is one of those who struggled and strived and suffered a lot with his people. Thank you.
Musa alayhis salam is the prophet whom we and the Jews of today agree on. And we believe both in him they also believe He is a messenger and a prophet. Unlike the Christians who believe that Jesus Christ is a son of God, or to some of them are God. The Jews believe that more Sally's sin and Moses is a prophet and a messenger. So to the Christians.
My brothers and sisters,
we spoke about Musa alayhis salam being sent to Egypt. He was born from his mother in Egypt, but he was an Israelite and Israel it means that he comes from the bloodline of Prophet yaku Balega Salaam.
He comes from bloodline of Yusuf alayhi salam son of is her son of Iacob, son of is held son of Ibrahim.
And when he was born, we said that the pharaoh of Egypt was a tyrant ruler. He is the worst of Allah's creatures on earth. And he ruled Egypt. But he didn't rule outside of Egypt. Just outside of Egypt, there is a place called Meridian
west of South West of Saudi Arabia today and on the borders of Jerusalem, for Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.
Musa alayhis salam was one of those
of the babies of the children of Israel and Pharaoh said, You must kill them and leave their girls.
And so, Allah told his mother in a way from ALLAH SubhanA wa legibly Dyson came to in the dream, and told her to put him into a basket into the Nile River. After she has settled in. She has breastfed him for a little while. And when she becomes fearful of him, put him in a basket and let him travel in the Nile, Alaska Darla said I will return him back to you.
And his sister followed the basket until he ended up in the palaces of the Pharaoh himself. And Allah says a beautiful statement in the Quran.
And so Allah I'll just paraphrase in English, Allah Subhana Allah says, and so we placed Musa into the home of the enemy, so that he may be their enemy, and the enemy themselves raised Musa alayhis salam in his own palaces. It was the wife of more of Pharaoh Her name was asked he had been to Musa him. She was the one whom Allah subhanho wa Taala placed and used and knew will help in saving Musa alayhis salam.
Allah says in the Quran, when Allah mu the ROB Baker, who no one knows the soldiers of your Lord except he and one of his soldiers on Earth was this moment as the highlight of the Allah Allah or even Allah has said ESEA is one of the four perfect women of the world. As the prophets of Allah Salam stated, in the sahih Hadith, which is in Muslim and Bihari narrated by even our best that the four perfect women of the world where Maryam Mary the mother of Jesus, and he has Salam ESEA the wife of Pharaoh Khadija been to Hawaii did the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and fought him at Zara or the Allahu anha, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu
Asya saw the baby Musa
and Allah had told Musa al clay to Alikum I have better mini when you were born.
On I placed a special love from me upon you so that anyone who saw Musa as a baby, they couldn't help but loving
Asya immediately loved this child frown had a daughter. That's all he had. And as you had no children, so she said to Iran,
take him as a child for us called Raja ion and Li Wallach. Let him be a blessed child of mine and he was let's adopt him.
Maybe he'll benefit us. And when he grows up, he'll learn our ways, our culture, our knowledge, and we can use them against the people of the Israelites.
Frown had a right hand man, his name was hanged man.
Allah mentions him in the Quran, but the Bible has no mention of her man at all. Neither the Old Testament or the New Testament.
You in fact it was lost in history and the Quran reaffirmed what was lost her man holy her man, Our Lady, not Allah with her own ra not Allah they he was the helper of ROM.
Musa alayhis salam was born and raised in the palaces of the Egyptians, whom had taken the Israelites as slaves, and gave them and taken away all their rights completely.
They didn't even have the basic rights to food except very minimal.
And the Lord returned Musa alayhis salam back to his mother because no other woman could breastfeed him. Allah says we're haram. Now Holly Hill morale there, I'm in Corbin. Before he was born, we made his system, the makeup of Musa Sam such that when he is born, the only milk that he will accept is from his mother.
And his sister followed and said, Can I tell you who can look after him. They used to look for people to foster their kids and look after them. So they returned him back to his mother and his mother breastfed him and looked after him and even took welfare money for breastfeeding her own child because they didn't know it was her own child. They thought it was some woman is taking money for breastfeeding and fostering looking after children.
So Allah subhanaw taala looked after her tremendously and and can't her heart, refer back to my last lecture and you will know the details of this story.
And this is where we reached. Now Allah says in the Quran while I'm
shooting demo I was
thinking, well, how can know?
What kind of energies even democracy Masini come from here? Allah says
in sort of cross verse 14, when Musa reached the age of full youth and grew to maturity, We bestowed upon him wisdom and knowledge, thus do We reward those who do good, my brothers and sisters in Islam. Musa alayhis salam was not a prophet yet. He had grown up to become a strong, handsome young man. The Prophet Muhammad Salah Selim describes him in a certain Mirage and so he Muslim he says, I saw a man who was around me, he was very dark in color. Musa alayhis salam was dark.
He almost looked like the Africans. He was an African. Well, he lived in Africa and he looked very close to their color. And he was broad shouldered,
So he was very manly.
And his hair was neither too straight nor too curly. But somewhere in between.
Musalla is Salah, was a very masculine men, and an extremely strong man, very tall.
My brothers and sisters, he learned the ways of the Egyptians. He learned this science, he learned their economy, he learned the politics, and he also learned from the Israelites, obviously being raised by his mother, he learned and followed the religion of his forefathers, Yosef Iacob is how and Ibrahim the prophets and messengers of Allah Samadhi was.
So he was a Moorhead he was certainly one God, but he hadn't yet become a messenger. As I said,
Musala he's Sudan,
lived there for mostly in the palaces.
And every now and then he would go out of the palaces, to check on his people. He grew a love for the Israelites who are His people and His blood.
And he used to go out of the palaces into the city. So the palaces were the capital, they were away from the cities, the urban the city area. So Allah says, What the herland Medina, Allah he in his office
Musa alayhis salam into the city at a time when
If people were not up and around,
it must have been in the middle of the day when it was the hottest. And people usually, especially in age, very hot weather, especially in summer, they would go inside their homes. So Musa went out into the city, he used to like, apparently, he's the like to go out and check on his people and see how they're doing because he felt pain for them. In fact, he's to say to Pharaoh, please give the slaves more food and water.
And Pharaoh said, No. So then Musa had to come in another had to approach him from another way. So we said, well, there is a benefit for you, if you feed them well and give them water to drink, well, then they'll be stronger and serve you better. And that's when for only instead of giving them one meal per day, he started giving them two or three or four. So that and the product production was even faster, the pyramids and the Sphinx and everything else. So it also sounds compassionate towards the people and needs to try ease to know the approach towards Pharaoh and how to get in.
So Allah says in the Quran, one day he entered the city at a time when people were asleep or inside their homes. And he saw two men.
One of them was from his people, the Israelites, and the other man was from the Egyptians. Obviously, the Egyptians were more privileged, because they're correct. And they'll have a higher rank and hierarchy, and Israelites or whoever, they're just slaves. Suddenly, the man that was from his tribe, screamed out and yelled to Moses to come and help him to protect him and defend him against the Egyptian who was beating him up.
obviously with his love for his people, and he's already perception about them being oppressed and weaker. Without questioning or finding out what happened.
He spontaneously jumped instinctively jumped, seeing that the Egyptian man was overpowering the Israelite men. So Musa alayhis salam
didn't do anything except the verses. He came up to the man that was from the Egyptians.
For what Kazaa who moves? What zetten Musa
He jabbed him. What is that is a jab, not even a punch, not even a full punch. For those of you who know how to do boxing or kickboxing, you know a difference between a jab and a punch, a full on punch. So this was a jab, right a light punch. Allah says for Kadalai and he finished him.
He didn't care to him. He finished him he killed him with one jab.
Musar lesson as we said as props Allah Selim said in the narration, he had the strength of almost 10 men, and he didn't realize his strength until this day.
Why? Because the whole Musa He jabbed him once. For Kotwali. He killed him. He didn't mean to kill him.
He accidentally killed him. He just wanted to push him off.
The guy who's from his trunk.
It reminds me of Lebanese people, my people.
It doesn't matter whose fault it is, if he's a lever we're gonna go to help him. I'm gonna call my whole family on this one. One guy, everybody guns on him. And we think we're victorious. That's around begging my own people.
This is wrong. Mo Salah is cinema to the push him off, but then he killed him accidentally.
when Musa Hassan saw this,
he pulled back
and he immediately said,
all the hammer them in the hammer the shape on?
this is from the work of the devil
in Nevada, mobile mobian.
He said, Surely the shaitan is an enemy. He leads people astray. He is a clear person who leads a clear thing who leads people astray.
And then he said, God, I'll be in your column to see oh my lord, I have wronged myself.
So do forgive me fulfill li for her for Allah. Oh ALLAH forgive me. So Allah forgave him in our world or for Rahim, Allah is Ever forgiving, Most Merciful.
So what it tells us is that Musa Ali has sat down.
He acknowledged that it was a sin,
and that he had wronged himself. He killed an innocent man. Yes, he belongs to the tyrant ruler, but he was innocent. He hadn't done any
Crime and Musa he hadn't done anything to him, and suddenly he kills a man. That was oppression.
Sometimes you may have an opponent, right? And let's say originally it's his fault. And then you defend yourself. And after getting your right, you transgress, you keep going, you stab him, you step on him after it's all over. Now it becomes your fault. Anyone who transgresses the path is zulum. It's oppression.
And that's what Musa accidentally did. And Allah forgave him immediately because on my knew that Musa did not mean it. So anyone who does a sin by mistake, not meaning it, Allah judges you by your intention,
right, so long as you didn't mean it, and you tried your best to avoid it.
Also didn't know his own strength.
Now when he did that, Musa alayhis salam felt guilty.
And then he said, My Lord, because of the favor that you have done to me, and you the strength that you have given me and the goodness that you have given me and how you saved me, I shall never support the guilty.
Musa SLM is saying,
I will not support the tyrant Pharaoh. And I will not ever support the people who oppress, and I will never support the tyrants. This is a heavy statement.
Whatever Pharaoh does, and his field will do of tyrants, whether it's from them, or even from my own people, I will never support the tyrant
several narrations from the Sahaba as they used to, and that sorry, the tabby I mean, when they used to live in an advanced Debian and the people after them in the Omega dynasty, there used to be some corruption in the male Khilafah. And sometimes there was tyranny, and there was oppression and injustice at times. And they used to be those who, who write the sentencing, you know, against someone. So for example, death sentence or an imprisonment. And they use the advice the scholars use to advise one another saying, if you have doubt in the sentencing being an impression on someone, then do not write it. And they used to say, but we are just employed in our earning a living, and
that will make us to say to them, Do not even do that. Because then you will be a helper of the oppression. And Musa sallam said, I will not be a help of the oppressor. Someone says I'm just a worker, I'm just an employee. I'm just doing my job. We don't have that in Islam. There's no such thing as just doing your job knowing that you may be carrying out an oppression or get against someone.
Even at least it's doubtful, and Muslim must avoid and this is what Musa alayhis salam said, fell in a corner over here on
Lynwood dreamin, I will not ever be a supporter to those who are criminals or to those who are oppressors and wrongdoing. Others
often says, levy synapse
and he was paranoid, always looking out
looking around as one apprehensive of danger.
When all of a sudden, the next morning, Musa alayhis salam. He was walking and he sees again, the same guy from yesterday, who was from his tribe, and now he was fighting with someone else from the people of the Egyptians.
Musa al salaam looks at him. And he says
God Allahu Musa in Nicola, your movie, Musa said to him, clearly, you are a very misguided felon. In other words, looks like you're a troublemaker.
You're quarrelsome with people. You've got an attitude of fighting all the time with people. Prophets don't like this attitude. This habit should not exist in any Muslim. You have to train yourself not to be a quarrelsome, argumentative
person who opposes everything in anything and just wants to fight
Rasul allah sallallahu sallam said to his companions on their way to one of the battlefields the two high bar
they said yeah, we can't wait to get there and meet the enemy and do this to them and do that to them the prophesy send them stopped them. And he said to them, let them know liccardo No, do not wish to meet the enemy.
If you can avoid fighting avoid it.
Right. But if they face you and you've got no other option to fight, then fight and stand firm like a lion.
But don't wish to fight. If there's room for peace, make peace. So more Sally said and said to him
You're a troublemaker.
So as Musa Salah was approaching, Musa was actually approaching but this time to move them apart in a soft manner. However, the man who is from the Israelites, he thought that Musa was coming
to hit him to hit to the man from his own tribe and Subhanallah the man from his own tribe now his true nature comes out he goes to Musa as it says Musa approaching was actually wanted to move the other men away. And the the guy from his tribe said,
I totally do.
Do you want to kill me? Come Alcatel? 10 Epson Bill amps like the way you killed an innocent soul yesterday.
Subhan Allah, he threw him under the bus.
They were together. How times change the guy from his own people double crosses him and throws him under the bus.
Because he was afraid, he thought was coming to him. And this is a sign of guilt, a troublemaker a person a two faced
so more sides said I'm stops the Egyptian runs away. And now Musa is truly scared in every sense of the world. He is now sure that the gun to drop him in
didn't know where to go. Suddenly a law sent to him a man this man we don't know his name. But he was a good man. And he was from the Egyptians.
So even among the
tyrant rulers, there are good people too. And we sit between them and and we don't judge people immediately. This man comes along as Allah states in the Quran.
A man Cambridgeshire arose you don't mean Ottosson Medina de Josiah from the edge of the city.
Mean Oxon Medina tea from the edge of the city a man came running to Musa Ali Salam.
He said to him, yeah, Musa Musa in Nan Mela, Tommy Runa, because we have to do the people are plotting and planning how to get you and kill you. Foolish in the law Kameena Nasution. Get out of the city, get out of here, get out of Egypt. I am your only advisor run away.
And so more so Alayhis Salam becomes a fugitive, a fugitive on the run.
He runs, he runs with it with the clothes that he's got worn wearing, with the sandals that he had with no food or water just as He is. He ran.
He ran towards Meridian
meridian. And this tells us that Madeon was outside of the authority of Egypt. If he can reach Madeon the Pharaoh has no power over him is safe. And Allah since this in the Quran, Allah met our jihad in call. And at the end when he
Moses headed towards Madeon. He said, I hope my Lord will show me the right path. And my Lord, take me out of here, save me and show me where how to get to Meridian. So what happened was that there's obviously stations of police and authority of the Egyptians, and he's going to get caught out. So he said, Oh Allah guide me in the right direction, meaning make me go in a pathway where they cannot catch him.
And so my brothers and sisters, anybody who has an enemy that is plotting against them, and says this da da of Musa alayhis salam with sincerity and they are innocent. And you rely on Allah, Allah will set you in the right path, he will say
Allah subhanho wa Taala then tells us that he makes it to Medion.
The narration say that you find this interesting, even cathedra Stories of the Prophets that Musa alayhis salaam kept walking for days and running in the heat of the deserts.
Because he had no food. He started to eat from the leaves of trees.
There's nothing there's only scorpions and snakes. There's no animals to capture. So he started eating the leaves of trees until his tongue and his mouth became green from the leaves of trees.
And it says in one narration, I'm not sure of its authenticity, but the context is correct, that he lost a lot of weight to the point where his stomach was concaved converged inside. You can see his ribs are like a center
and his sandals ripped apart and his feet were bleeding.
And they were cut open with pus.
So he was in a in a, he's a fugitive, people asked him to kill him. That is the only food he has. His feet are worn out. And he's lost weight, the heat of the sun, the beasts and the snakes and scorpions all out that he was in a worse situation.
Allah says in the Quran
when I'm what are the Midian?
And when he reached the wells of Mattia
while a man in the Arabic language means
days after or a while after, because the Whoa means a while after he tells us that he had been traveling for a long time.
He reached meridian. And where did he first encountered people at a place where there are wells, it was a famous place where shepherds and people used to come and get the water to quench the thirst of the sheep and cattle and goats. And people used to drink from these wells, and go home. So it was a famous meeting area, there is about two or three or four wells over there.
And at that time, each well had a huge stone which the people of Meridian used to place on top of the well so that foreigners don't come and steal the water because it was for the city.
And it says in the rewire interseeded cathedra that the sorry the Stories of the Prophets of urban cathedra it says that it needed approximately eight to 10 men to carry the stone off the well.
Allah says in the Quran, that he reached the walls walls of mageean and there he saw a bunch of people, a lot of men, a lot of men, shepherds and other people they were all fetching water from the well and giving water to their flock their livestock.
Allah says something amazing. He says What was your that mean? Do you mean Dhoni him mean mean Dooney him Umrah I think he does.
Allah says and he saw in a distance away from all the men were there were gathered two young ladies,
those who then meaning they were staying aside, they weren't approaching.
Musa alayhis salam, he approaches these two young ladies.
And he asks them one question no more.
He asked them Mahatma bakoma Two words, what is your
what is your issue?
What is that troubles you?
And they replied, We cannot water our flocks, until the shepherds take their flocks away. And our father is a very old man.
These words are not simple words, brothers and sisters, analyze them carefully. Musa alayhis salam is so in need of help himself.
Any one of us? What's the first thing you would ask?
Do you have a place where I can touch shelter?
The first thing you do is go for the water itself. Who cares about the girls? The women over there gonna know drink water
instead of the water instead of thinking about himself, instead of asking these young ladies about shelter or people to help him, he says to them, how can I help you?
And the women's replies even more amazing.
They said, We cannot until the men leave. So it tells you there were two girls of absolute modesty, even though they're in need, they will not free mix with the men because they have enormous self respect. And Allah mentions this in the Quran because of how valuable and how great these women are. And how great this character is that Allah loves Allah Who loves this value in women and in men.
And not only did they say we can't go until the men go, they want to justify why they're even out here to begin with. In case Musa will think about them, that their male, their men in a family are lazy. And look at them. They send out women to do the man's job.
So they said, and we only have a father and he's very old.
Subhan Allah, it's very important that people, they always protect their reputation.
And what men protect his reputation or her reputation as much as they can. And by Allah, the hijab of the woman is nothing but that it is an absolutely powerful statement that speaks for itself. I am a woman who is not the likes of what you think.
As you can see, the hijab speaks, I am covered from head to toe. And that tells you, I am not the type that you can come and chitchat with, try to take out with you on a date, or that I am ready to flirt with men. She doesn't have to say that her hijab speaks for itself and it tells the man you are forced. If you want to talk to me, you are forced to talk to me only for a need. And when you talk to me, you are addressing my mind, not my body.
Because there's nothing to look at.
Women today and men with the fashion industry have become slaves to the fashion industry.
There is a difference between when you want to get out go out and you have to look a certain way, dress a certain way. Not only that you have to get with the times there's a new fashion. Now Al Hamdulillah even in hijab there is now a fashion
that is not hijab, my brothers sisters, I have to tell the truth, wants to be upset can be upset
fashion, hijab fashion, what is the
the hijab is in order to cover the fashion.
There's no such thing as hijab fashion.
The Hijab needs to cover
the fashion and the beauty is encouraged for a woman in Islam, but not for the public. It's not meant to be for the public. Men as well have a hijab format as well, not as much as the women, because the men's bodies a little bit different to the woman's body. But we also have a hijab style, lower our gaze, we dress modestly. In Islam, it's in discouraged for a man to wear clothes that also stand out in public to get too much attention. Even on social media, we take it lightly, but even there.
And we can see the results of jealousy, envy, depression, anxiety, competition.
It's happening because everybody thinks everyone has got things I don't have
my brothers and sisters in Islam. And I think that jealousy and envy is the result of many is the cause of many mental disorders that we have today. Many of them
so our brothers and sisters in Islam without going into too much detail in that Allah praises the modesty. Why? Because it is a protection of yourself. It is a protection for your mind, your mental state, your emotional state, your dignity, not just physically, but within you and makes you happier.
My Brothers Sisters in Islam, it should make you happy, but if you get the mentality right.
So when I have to think about the new fashion, I am a slave to fashion, but a woman with hijab
you can say whatever you like, she will not conform to the way society tells her to conform. You see, this is the real independence. This is the real empowerment. Take it or leave it. This is empowerment.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, these women stroke like this. So what did Musa alayhis salam do? Without asking any further questions Allah says for Sakala Houma immediately he went and got the water and with his own hands, he gave their goats and their sheep water. Not sure if they were goats or sheep, but one of them. He gave them all the water without looking once at the women or talking to anything more. Isn't what a lot in says. Allah says summit though when Elan Willy Fiammetta when He lovingly and then he moves back into the shade into the darkness of the trees.
Two things we learn from here. Number one, Musa alayhis salam is so in need yet, a prophet of Allah only turns to Allah to help him. He did not ask anyone to help him even though you're allowed. Number two, he opened a conversation with these women and helped them so now he has the right to ask them to return the favor. But he doesn't even do that. Why? He respects the boundaries of these poor young ladies and left them alone.
Without bothering them, who does he have instead? He has Allah.
Allah says the matter Woodleigh in a village,
he turned back silently into the darkness
from Moto Allah, Allah will leave a cod. And then he said,
rugby in the Lima and Zelda em in hiring faqeer
and then turned in a shade of place and said, My Lord, I am truly in great need of any good that you might send down to me. Even though you have given me a lot,
oh my lord, with all the favors you have given me.
I am poor. I am in need
to the way we ask Allah.
He remembers the favors of his eyesight, the favors of his strength, the favors of saving him all these favors. The first thing Musa Sam remembers when he's asking a lot to help him before he asks a lot to help him.
He automatically acknowledges the good that he already has. You say this is true, gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala that automatically the first thing comes to your mind is that you have favors and that is a cure to mental illnesses, to remember how much bless how many blessings you do have. Then he said, My Lord, even with all the favors you have sent me, I am poor in difficulty. In other words, my Lord helped me.
So what did I not do for him?
Allah says Fauja
madam, she Alistair here, another beautiful verse, Allah says, Soon thereafter, one of the two women came to him walking bashfully, walking bashfully.
How do you walk bashfully?
How do you walk bashfully?
You can try to imagine now what a bashful walk looks like.
Certainly, it's not like a cat walk.
That is the complete opposite of a bashful walk.
It's not like
or a man even walking like his a tank.
His lats are about this big but he puts his arms out a little bit
out more just to look like he's got bigger lats.
Allah doesn't like that type of a walk.
From the woman he doesn't like the seductive walk, or the attention seeking walk, or the attractive type of walk. And in the man he doesn't like the haughtiness in his walk
in the Battle of better
or was it the Battle of winning one of them? Allahu Allah, may Allah forgive me if I'm wrong one of them.
There was a companion named Abu Jana who used to wear the red ribbon. When he wore the red ribbon. Everybody was afraid of him the enemy
and Abuja starts walking in front of the ranks of army with his chest up high. And as it is left, so really out. And he's looking at the enemy. The Profit and Loss and it looks at war consists with companions in with a smiley face. Indeed, Allah hates that walk. Except in this situation, Allah Who loves this walk, when you put fear in the enemy who's about to fight you.
So Allah hates this walk. And Allah says in the Quran, why bad or rushed? Man it leadin I am shown
and the true slaves of Allah are the ones who when they walk on Earth, they walk with humbleness.
You can imagine our humble walk. And when the ignorant
people address them in ignorant ways. They turn away from them in peace. They don't return they don't respond to ignorant talk.
So one of the girls comes back, walking a bashful walk.
And she approaches Musa alayhis salam until he can hear her and she says to him, only a few words. God in Debbie Yoder, okay. She said, My father invites you
see the difference? Between a bashful talk, talk of modesty and a talk where
in I can't wait for you to come
I was waiting for this,
And she says, My father invites you. In other words, just in case you get the wrong idea, you're a nice man. But just in case you get the wrong idea, don't.
My dad is the one that invited you, we did it.
And that is another form that Allah loves.
She said, My father invites you. And what Allah spent the reason Allah is mentioning these subtle statements is to teach us that a believer has to be trustworthy. The believer has modesty. A believer does not betray.
And especially in these times, when a man and a woman are together alone, the shaitan is there. Third, always minimize your words and keep them to the point.
Don't keep dragging on. Because naturally, you can't help yourself.
It's like food, you're hungry. You want to eat, your desires are there naturally the desire start to work?
No one can say, Man, I'm righteous, I'm trustworthy. Now man, I would never do something like that. Even Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. He never was alone with another woman who is the most purest and trustworthy man on earth. So there has to be this humbleness and modesty. And by the way, I want to tell you something, here's a, here's the flip side to it.
If you can be like that, you automatically become very attractive. Yeah, it's a double edged sword isn't it, you become automatically attractive.
But you become attractive, in a respectful way.
Hijab is beautiful. But the beauty is in a different way. Your modesty is beautiful, but it's attractive in a different way in a respectful way.
The type you want to marry and live together and grow a life together and grow together. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam.
She said to him, my father invites you
that he may reward you for your for you having watered our flocks for us. So she specifies why you're getting this reward. So that your mind doesn't take you anywhere else like the shooter's knows that there's going to be a profit. Just just think is as a strong big man. He's alone and just sit doesn't get the wrong idea. Listen, he just wants to reward you for helping us with the flock, nothing else.
So Musa alayhis salam here normally he would refuse the offer and he would go right because he helps for the sake of Allah. But now obviously Musa Sam is really in need of help. And he has to accept the often. So Allah says that if he followed her,
he followed her, and obviously in a modest walk until he reached their home.
And he sat with her father. Now who's her father? We don't really know. But it was a righteous man who was still on a religion of use of filing, sir. There's a long story to him in the Talmud, in the Jewish Scriptures.
And some very weak narrations actually probably been fabricated narrators. I'm not sure if they're authentic or not.
Maybe they're strong. Maybe they're weak. We're not really sure that he was possibly the Prophet show ape himself show a Valley Center. But we don't know. So I'm not going to tell you that it was Shipe show I did live in Medina Alayhis Salam. But we don't know if this was really short ape or not. The point is, it's most likely it was a righteous man.
And this righteous man used to live in Egypt, and then something went wrong and he left. So he knows Egypt. The old man set with Musa alayhis salam. And Allah tells us in the Quran
that the old man said to that one of the daughters of this man had told him right afterwards, when he came to reward him, he ate dinner and slept over for a night or so. One of his daughters told their father, yeah, but this is your home. Oh, Father, hire him. Hire him to work for us. Don't just say we need a man. And he's a strong man. And listen to what she says in the hiring minister, Jonathan COVID. I mean, the best type of man that You can hire dad is the one who has two traits. What are these traits to show you how intelligent these women are? She said, The best type of man you can hire is the one who is strong and trustworthy.
Strong and what
You know, when getting married,
the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Say somebody was
injured or commentor. Domina Deena who were who Lukaku Faza visual inlanta Carlota confit not to fill out the facade.
if there comes to you, a man wanting to marry your daughter,
and you are pleased with two things about him, number one, his way of life.
Dean means way of life. It means his way of life is in line with with Islam.
I'm saying this so that you don't think that just because a person has a beard found in the mosque that he necessarily is following the way of the deen.
Don't make that mistake.
Right? The way of the Dean means your character speaks for itself.
And he said Well, hello Cabo and his character.
He didn't just say Dean, he said character. Why? In case you miss understand. Not everyone who looks religious has the correct character and not everyone with a good character on the outside is necessarily religious. Now the word religious is the wrong word is a made up word then means why? You know Subhanallah even Christians, Jews, and all ancient people ancient scriptures, never called them the name they have today. Christians were never called Christians. Originally they were called the people of the way.
And the Jews as well children's are people of the way and then they made up the word Christian and Judaism. Deen means the way the way of truth. Anyway,
the character that the Prophet SAW Selim is talking about is what this girl describes more so with, the best man you can hire is strong. So he's strong in his body. And he's strong in his mind. And he's strong in his emotions. How did she know? She saw him? He was traveling a long distance, he needed help. But he did not ask for help. She saw his physical ability to carry the stone that needs 10 men walk through the men and help them while he was extremely weak and tired.
So as strong mentally, physically and emotionally. I mean, he was also trustworthy, he could have done anything to us. He could have stole, he could have done it, he's trustworthy.
And these are the best qualities a person can have, especially a man strong.
You make your own decisions, or you listen for advices
you're not also always a yes, yes, man. But you listen and give and take.
And you're strong and trustworthy.
Now her father being a righteous man, he sits with Musa
and he wants to hire him.
But obviously, he's got two daughters in the house. He's an old man. So he's got to make it work in a better way. So he makes an offer to Musa alayhis salam. He says to him, Listen, I'd like to offer you to marry one of my daughters.
If you want
on the condition
that you work for me for eight years.
Right. And if you wish, two extra years from yourself, so 10 years, then I'll leave that up to you. So eight years, compulsory, two years optional if you want to stay or go.
So Musa alayhis salam accepts to work for him.
But not necessarily so that he can marry his daughter.
Ronk people misunderstand this. Musa alayhis salam doesn't want to go back to Egypt. Remember, he's a fugitive and he's going to be killed. He needs a place to stay. Where's he gonna go?
So he finds that this was a response from Allah because of his dua that he made in the bushes in the forest. Remember, in the shade is that my Lord, I am poor. So suddenly Allah sends him the girl. He follows the next minute. The father is offering him a job. He's got shelter, food, clothing, everything. So
marrying a wife was a bonus given to him from Allah subhanaw taala. Now he had seen how modest and good these girls are.
And so like any other Prophet, they said,
Don't go home earlier but a woman is usually married for four reasons, mainly for reasons. Her beauty,
her wealth, her bloodline, does an Arab thing.
Or her way of life. Her Dean, fall forbid that Dean terebinth yodeck choose her. Firstly, based on her way of life.
May your hands be rubbed in soil. It's a statement Arabs to use. You've done well for yourself. You know if you get beauty, if you get wealth, if you get lineage, all of these are a bonus. But they are not the roots of
The trunk of the tree they are the branches of the tree. Okay?
Make the Dean the best. The first
a man who feels Allah. If he loves his wife, he'll be extra generous to him. If it is like so one day at least he will never wronged her. A woman who feels hola if she argues with her husband or does something wrong and he reminds her of Allah's verses
she fixes up herself straightaway.
women whose beauty is if you go for because of her beauty and the woman is into her beauty
and no Dean, you're gonna you're gonna have a headache. Big, big problem. I don't want to begin to start how many problems? It starts from waking up in the morning and wanting to leave you can't leave.
jealousy from men everyone's looking at it. Right? It's as if, and you suck at this job and it's not good. It's not good jealousy, but it can happen. So taking a woman just based on beauty and no Dean, you're gonna have big problems
based on wealth. Another problem
for her it's buying and buying and having and having and having this is not a good trait. Man or woman. Lineage. Just bloodline. bloodline is not the important thing. It's Dean for the others don't last But Dean does last for your children as well and for your hereafter the rest of your life. Beauty fades, money fades lineage fades Dean stays
and make sure just a piece of advice brothers and sisters when you want to marry someone based on their values. Look at the soil they grew out from what kind of values does the family have? Because most likely they'd been raised on those values. Don't try to marry someone and then try to change them. You can't change them brothers sisters What did I just say? Can't change anyone
don't do that.
Oh, she's so pretty bro. But you know she's got this problem that problem that problem that problem the counselor 100 Problems says but management will change it I'll help with my chart. What with your charts with a good looks with the way you think an angel came down from heaven.
It ain't gonna work, buddy.
You're a normal human being. Remember that you can't change people.
I'll give you one more thing.
If you are not based on DNA, and the values are not already there, and things go wrong in the marriage, you know, the first thing you do, you're going to look for your comfort zone.
Your Comfort Zone is anything that doesn't remind you of the evil spouse. If that evil spouse was the reason why they changed it to become religious, they're going to be the reason why they're going to run away from religion. They're gonna go back to how they were with their family
that scared me to
does that make me less of a man
they're gonna go back to the way they were. Because that's the cuts and natural thing in humans. Anyway, marry someone already has the value similar to you and don't make them too many, six, seven values, the rest of them you got to let go. Let go Let go Let go in Arabic, Marie Buckmark, the McAfee you have to let go of a lot of things.
Brothers and sisters. Anyway, Musa alayhis salam accepted then he chose one of the daughters and he married her. Now the service of working was not her matter. It was not her dowry. Don't misunderstand that. That was a condition of marriage. And that's different to a dowry. Dowry is the English words the wrong words called a match. So doc, bride or gift, her bridal gift was something else. But there was a condition attached the marriage. So when people get married the one either father of the girl or whoever is the person who is representing the girl, then they can place conditions on the marriage. Okay, you got to stick to them and a Prophet sallallahu sallam said and
let me know when anger should go to him believers must stick to their conditions. All right. But that service of employment was not her MA. You can't put them out of the father coming and saying, I'll give you my daughter and her mother is that you work for me. That's haram. That's forbidden.
The ancient some people used to do that in the ancient Arabia, before Islam and Jaya Helia that's what they are really meant to meant that you got to give the father things. But then Islam came in and said, why give it to the Father. You give it to the bride. She has a bridal gift in case God forbid she becomes widowed, or divorced, becomes a single mother. She's disadvantaged in the world. So therefore, she has some wealth to look after herself at least a head start in life, because you're more advantage than her because of your, the physical strength that you have. So brothers, sisters and extenders are wisdom. Therefore, he made a different matter and the service of a father
was a condition for him to give him one of his daughters to marry, but not a matter, big difference.
So he married one of them and she became his wife. And obviously his father thought is he's going to work with us and stay eight years with me, he might as well marry my daughter rather
they loved him, the father and sister in law and everybody And subhanAllah he had been our best says that most that Musa ended up serving their father the whole 10 years, not the eighth. So Allah says, And when Musa Salam finished all the years,
he farewelled, his, her family, the father in law, and He left with his wife. Now Allah who doesn't study be our children, but it looks like he had children a family. Because in the area, it talks about him having a kind of talks as if he has a family with children.
Now Musa alayhis salam thought to himself from the context of the verses, you work that out by yourself, that now I can probably return back to my home. Because his mother is still there, he misses his mother, his brother is still there her own at a salon, and he says,
go back and see how they're doing. Because that's what a profit is. That's what a strong man is, as well. And a trustworthy man has to look after his mother and his family they lived in among a tyrant ruler, but at the same time, he's got to survive. So if he went back earlier, they would kill him. He can't even save his family. So he thought maybe now they've forgotten what I did. Right? Maybe if I go there, maybe even the fear has died and passed away. I don't know. There wasn't electric, internet and media like today. He thought, let me take my chances are returned back home.
So he left.
Allah tells us the story in sort of poor hands with a cos big story. We all are very familiar with it. Allah says
then he traveled back towards Egypt.
And on his way, they lost their way but didn't know where they were going. And his family became cold and they became hungry. So Allah says, he reached a place called a door, somewhere in Palestine. He looked up or near Palestine. And he saw like fire burning in the poor in that mountain poor. It's actually called poor today or mount sorry, Mount Sinai, right? A poor man's mountain, and it was called Sinai thought he seen that.
He said to his family, for calling the enemy him Khufu, he said to his family, stay here.
lonley Tinicum minha Kobus. Maybe I should go there and see if I can bring you some food.
And another verse, he says, or maybe I can get a little bit of fire from there somehow, and heat ourselves up as we sleep in the night because very cold in the deserts.
So he went there. And Allah describes it in detail. He says he reached the edge of the cliff of the mountain, and towards the right side, so he's walking and somehow the the bottom half of the mountain is on his right. So he's walking that way. And Allah made him swerve towards a noise. He heard a sound speech. So he went towards that speech. And he kept on climbing until he reached
a very a place surrounded, surrounded by rocks, or by more mountains by Hill. It's like a little room. And then he saw a tree. The tree was inside of a pit in a hole. So sort of went down this way, as it's described in the Quran.
Allah says, and from that tree in the hollow place
It was called out to him
just before he entered that little so it's like a little valley, a little tiny Valley, inside of a mountain up, hidden away.
And when he reached
No Diem in Shell to eat where they aim any field book out in mobile rockety mean assurity Musa in the UN Allah.
But when he came to the fire, a cry was heard from the right bank of the valley, from a tree in the hollow the ground. Oh, more sir. Indeed. I am Allah, the Lord of all creatures of the universe.
In another verse
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in ni earn out of Boca and fell flat now lake when he reached it, it was called out to him Oh Musa, I am your Lord. So take off your shoes in
the limo called Dancing
in the holy sanctuary of toga, the holy toga that's what its name was. Oh, and now don't don't confess them, names
have chosen you. So listen to what is being inspired upon you from the heavens, what he means from the heavens.
In knee, long,
Bodine Emile Salah attorney said, I am Allah, the One who has no god other than me, so worship Me and perform your prayers in the remembrance of me.
Then Subhanallah a conversation between Allah and Moses started to appear.
Allah subhana wa Dionysus and the Quran what kedalam Allahu Musetta cleaner and Allah spoke to Musa in actual speech. Allah spoke to Musa in real speech, not a metaphoric speech, not in his dream, that claimer it means absolute speech in every sense of the word.
Can we describe this speech, no, laser chemically, he shade there is nothing like Allah, wa who was semi on bossley and he is and sees, just like Allah said about himself that he he is in season he cannot describe his hearing and seen. He also spoke to Musa and he cannot describe his speech.
Just in case someone the shape arm gets someone's mind thinking that I'm trying to make Allah impersonating like a human being. Oh, that Billa
anthropomorphism, this is haram in Islam Schofer.
And this conversation happened when Allah and looser and the way the conversation goes on Subhan Allah it's so eloquent, so beautiful, from a pouch.
Full Allah the radiant,
the most high
to a man
then the powerful boss, man Musa with tenderness, gentleness, compassion, and mercy. And the man responds in fear and in all, but knows that he is Allah. Can you can't imagine
Allah subhanho wa Taala says to Musa
the hour is about to come. That judgment day is going to come nobody knows when it's going to come. I have hidden it from the people.
In other words, yeah Musa there is no time to waste
you have a mission.
And then of conversation goes on by saying Musa
you need to go to Pharaoh
and tell him that he has exceeded all boundaries or tyranny.
Now Musa What's he running away from? He's running away from crown. Why he's gonna kill him. What does Allah tell him?
You're gonna go back to him and you're gonna face him and tell him you are a tyrant.
Come on, that's like committing suicide and jumping into suicide and is that correct?
But who is speaking to him here?
The creator of Pharaoh in the universe. There's no chance for anybody, anybody to take advantage of more Saudis.
But Musa alayhis salam being a human being naturally he responds with fear.
He says Zogby in a half a year fruta Elena Oh, oh, my father, I'm sorry. Oh my lord, I fear that he will
oppress us or kill us.
Now, just before that happened, Musa alayhis salam says, Oh my Lord, I have killed a man and I fear going back in there. And Allah says, I will be with you all the way and I will support you. I am your Victor.
I am your support. I realize Allah doesn't say to him, how dare you you're speaking to Allah and speaking to the Lord or how could you ask me this question? Don't you understand that I will help you
know, Allah is gentle says, I'll be with you. I'll support you. I'll be with you all the way. Don't worry. So then Musa Ali's Sudan, says Carla, Rob Beshara, honey Saudi, oh my lord, clear my chest. Well, you're certainly angry and make my affairs easy, like make my path easy. What local data, Melissa, Annie, and please take away the snot out of my tongue. Remember, we said Musa Selim had a problem with his speech probably at least for a startup.
He said take away the stutter from my mouth take whether or not from my mouth if God will call you so that when I speak people can understand me well, I don't have to repeat myself.
And then he said, was John Lee was he Amin, Allah
can you please not can use as Oh Allah make a helper and a supporter from my own family wanna see my brother how to
who should be EZRI strength strengthened my strengthen my resilience and strengthen me by having him by my side.
Well, actually Kofi Emery and let him be with me all the way in this what I'm doing. I mean, he wants his he loves his brother so much that he wants you to share in this noble cause.
Kindness that the Hakka cathedral so that we can glorify you a lot, one of the good aka Kathira and we can mention you a lot in NACA, Quinta, Vinoba, 00, my lord, you know, and have seen everything that's happened to us.
So Allah responds to him by saying,
God, oh theta, super lucky.
You are granted your request or Musa. And indeed, we can hurt a favor on you another time before. And then Allah goes on by telling him about his story tells him, this is what happened to you in your life. And also,
when you were born, I put my favor upon you. And I'm the one who saved you. And we told your mother to do this. And we told your sister to do that. And she followed you and did that. And then when you reach the place palace of Pharaoh, this is what happened. And this is what Pharaoh thought, and this is what his wife did. And this is how we put our love upon you. And this is what happened to you. And we were watching you all the way when you accidentally killed the man and when you ran away, and when you went to Medina, and then when you did this, and then when you did that comforting and counseling Musa to do what?
Because Allah credit has a human. He's comforting him. He's preparing him. He's telling him and assuring him how he was with him all the way and he will not leave him. Now. Sometimes you need to comfort someone, even if even if the answer is very obvious. You know, when counseling we counsel students, and sometimes a person asks you a question that they already know the answer to, but they like to hear it from someone else. And they say counseling is really just telling someone what they already know but from someone else, it reassures them so Allah reassured him. And you can see this gentleness from Allah and his amazing conversation that will law he makes the heart flutter and he's
full of compassion and mercy.
Then Allah says to him something amazing, he says, and I have chosen you for my inspiration means I'm going to inspire the people through you. And my message for myself, I'm going to use mine I'm going to use you for my own message. Go you and your brother with my proofs, lessons versus evidence of signs revelations and do not you both slacken and become weak in My Remembrance, then Allah said to Musa, I'm going to give you signs to show Pharaoh
what is that in your hand? Oh Musa
Musa is that a stick? He's always walk on the stick in the mountain. And he used to use to
herd the shepherds, the sheep and stuff and then Allah said to him, What am I gonna get me? What is that in your hand? Yeah, Musa Allah knows what it is, but he wants Musa also to engage. So it says, Here, our soil, it's my stick.
I use it to move the sheep around, and I use it to support myself. And I use it for other matters. Oh my Lord, Allah says throw it on the ground.
So we throw it on the ground. Allah says for either he hired and DISA immediately as soon as he touched the ground before his eyes with a huge Python or whatever it was Anaconda, Python. Cobra, I don't know what it was. Allah says the size slithering, massive, massive snake. Allah says for Osho some inhaling for the Musa immediately when Musa sword he became extremely terrified and another verse he says when he turned his back and starts to run away, immediately ran away. What am your outcome? Like? It didn't even hesitate you didn't look back.
Allah is talking to you, Allah
More and more says instinctive nature kicks in.
He runs away from the snake. Allah is talking to him he runs away from his neck. Allah says when at the bar even he turned his back at Burmese turns his whole back Wallah. He ran fast while I'm you acted like you didn't turn back. Didn't even think twice.
Allah says so we called him back and was like, Come back, come back when at the half. Don't be afraid. Don't be afraid. Grab it. Grab it. Don't worry. Touch it. Come on.
Listen, go for it. Yep, you're getting close. Now. Grab it, grab it, grab it, grab it. Allah says and then it was this stuff again, was a stick again. Musa is now getting stronger here. You got to let your child and people go through a test that can be afraid a little bit, let them get anxious. Let them get injured a little bit. That's how they learned.
It's not right. You know, when we walked as babies when we learned how to walk, we had to fall about 100 times. We didn't fall 100 times we learned 100 ways of how to stand up positive thinking. So Musa said and then after that Allah says what do you mean? Sorry, and put your hand inside of your inside of your shirt. So from here the collar, open up your whatever, you know, stretch a little bit or open up your your your your,
your buttons and put you place your hand inside like this inside of this.
Now look at it. He looks at his hand. And it was a light like a like a torch. He can point in any direction he wants and he can see in front of him.
The house by the door I mean lady soup. It had light and it was white as snow almost like snow. So the rest of his body is very dark, remember also sounds very dark. And his hand is white, with no blemishes with no problem so that people don't think it's libera. libera is leprosy or something like that.
Then put it back in, and it returns back the same he says, now go with these two signs to Pharaoh and his people and tell him to release the children of Israel and stop using them as slaves and oppressing them now, immediately, and tell him we are messengers from your Lord to you.
Worship Allah and given that's heavy man.
So then Musa Alison says, Oh my Lord, make her own a messenger like me. So Allah then makes Musa A prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
there is no dua in the entire world that has ever been made more honorable and more powerful than this dua ever.
When Musa asked Allah to make his brother a prophet, that's the best guy in on has ever made and it was received
and so they left Allah said to them, I will be with you listening and looking now I'm pointing like this I know So one time I pointed like this and some people said has been discovered your pointing like this talking about Allah
several sahih Hadith it's you'll find them Buhari where the prophets Allah Salam did the same. He used to put speak about aligning Allah and he would say Allah would say Anna and he point to himself, but it doesn't mean that it's a metaphor.
So it's okay to do that. So Allah says, in the smell what I hear, and I'm seeing, I will be with you all the way.
Do not be afraid.
My brothers and sisters, so Musa alayhis, Salam and heroine set off with a family all the way back to Egypt.
He reaches the door of the palace.
And the guards stop him and his brother.
And I said, you're not allowed to enter, stay back.
And then Musa said to him, we are messengers.
He didn't lie, but didn't say the whole truth. And that's allowed. He's a messenger from Allah. And in those days, kings used to send messengers. And the law the universal law then was if there's a messenger from another king, you have to let them in.
And they didn't know who he was. Who's this guy? He had been around for 10 years, so they didn't know who he is. So they thought maybe he is a messenger from another king, we better let him in. So they let him in. And that was the first support from Allah subhanaw taala.
As soon as he entered,
he sees Pharaoh
and Pharaoh immediately recognizes him.
And the first thing Pharaoh says is
the first thing that's been said is Moses starts talking.
He looks at Pharaoh and says,
we are messengers from Allah, our Lord, to you. Give up what you're doing, worship Allah alone and send the children of Israel with us.
And for our own replies.
You are a child with us.
We raised you. We looked after you. We educated you.
And you did that crime that you know what I'm talking about that you did, or for the fall at the ken Latifah. And he didn't mention that he had killed someone. He hit him as though he is threatening Musa telling him, You better, you better shape up right now. Because you've crossed the boundaries here. And remember what you did. In other words, you and I know that you killed someone, all I have to say is Satan, you're dead.
And this is how you repay us, he says,
and Musa replies,
and this favor that you were mentioning upon me, thinking that I owe you something.
And God, the better Bernie is throw in
is that you have taken my people the children of Israel, and made them slaves, and you dare to say me that I owe you a favor.
Look what you've done to our people and all of us.
And you tried to kill me anyway.
And that's when Pharaoh said Yeah, Musa.
I will imprison you if you don't stop. And that's the case with tyrant oppressive rulers when you speak the truth or threaten their kingdom.
They either kill you and hang you torture you or imprison you,
because they're not the too cowardly to face the truth.
And truly, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Jihad has many ranks. The highest form of jihad is to say a truthful word in front of a tyrant ruler.
I will stop here inshallah brothers and sisters and insha Allah next week, we will continue from here the conversation between Musa and crown, the challenges that replaced the sorcerer's, and everything else. The story is very long and extremely interesting for what is about to come.
Brothers and sisters next week in sha Allah, please take note.
I'm changing these lessons from Thursdays to Wednesdays.
So please come on Wednesday, and I will have it live streamed on Wednesday in sha Allah for personal reasons I have to change the day. And in sha Allah it also from here on it will be between Muslim and Aisha so inshallah next week Wednesday from 630 Straight after we pray mother it until they share insha Allah will be the new schedule a new time I thank you for listening her that was Allah Allah Allah Vienna Muhammad, Allah Allah He also here