Tafseer – Surah Al-Kahf 26
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robola alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim. Allah Allah was hobby minister in the vicinity Rama Deen operates due to a law and realized Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
We completed up to verse 63. In our previous session, we started really with 60. This next section dealing with Moosa and Heather. We began with the story of Prophet Musa and Heather, which is in Surah, and calf beginning at verse 16. We explained that there was a background to that statement that Prophet Musa made to his servant, you shall be known
that the background had to do with him being questioned as to who was the most knowledgeable. And his response being, that he was as far as he knew, he said he was rather than saying, Allah knows best. So Allah
rebuked him, and told him that no, he wasn't the most knowledgeable in fact, there was somebody else who knew more. And immediately Prophet Musa wanted to find out where this person was so he could gain from that knowledge. And he set out last month Allah told him what to do to take a dead fish with him put in a basket, and where he lost this fish, this is where he would meet elkader
which is his correct name.
So we are reached in the story where they had come to the rock Prophet Musa had rested there.
At the base of the rock, we said, as SLM, explained, there was a spring there called the spring of life, that the water from that spring, if it touched any dead
matter, any dead creature, it would bring it back to life is obviously a miracle of the last medalla. And
some water from that spring touched the dead fish, which Moses servants was carrying in the basket and the fish
squirmed out of the basket and into the sea and swam away and it swam away leaving a tunnel in the water.
The when Bob Moosa got up,
the servants had forgotten to mention to him so they set off,
journeying further, and
then the he became tired and asked for some lunch. And this is this point, the servant remembered about what happened with the fish informed him. And then we now continue with verse 64 and 65. They're called alchemical nanaboshi for Allah. The Hema also saw for them in a bagina it now who would have met them in andina wylam. Now who mean LaDonna Elma.
Moses exclaimed, that's what we've been seeking.
So they returned by retracing their footsteps. Then they found one of my servants on whom I had conferred Divine Mercy, and whom I taught divine knowledge.
Moses exclaimed, that's what we've been seeking. So they returned by retracing their footsteps. The prophet SAW Selim went on to explain that after the servant of Prophet Musa
yuja I told him about what happened to the fish. Prophet Musa exclaimed, that's what we've been seeking. So they both retrace their footsteps, till they found the path of the fish in the sea, which looked like a tunnel, and they returned to the rock beside the sea. For what did the abdomen a bagina The Almighty said. Then they found one of my servants. The prophet SAW Selim explained, when they returned to the rock by the sea, they found out how they're on a green carpet in the middle of the sea.
of hot air was covered with a garment, one end of which was under his feet and the other end under his head.
When Moses greeted him saying salaam aleikum, he uncovered his face and said astonishingly walaikum salam?
Is there such a greeting in my land? Who are you? Moses replied, Are Moses. Aloha there asked, Are you the Moses of the Israelites Ben Israel? Moses replied, Yes.
I say now who rock bottom in Indiana alumna whom in Loudoun,
a lot described
as one on whom I had conferred Divine Mercy. And who am I thought, divine knowledge or divine knowledge here refers to knowledge of the unseen, a special form of knowledge which people cannot attain by themselves. Nothing which can be deduced by deduction directive means they asked, etc. Well, this is knowledge specifically from last month.
Now, the nature of this Divine Mercy and knowledge granted by Allah is not explained
whether they refer to the mercy of prophethood and it's knowledge or to the mercy of wilaya translate that as sainthood and its knowledge, it is unclear. Consequently, the scholar is different regarding whether Allah there was a messenger, a prophet, or a saint, or a saintly individual.
Some even suggested that he was an angel.
it can be understood from some verses that the mercy mentioned was the mercy of prophethood. And the divine knowledge was, in fact, Revelation.
The evidence for that is, firstly, that the term Mercy is repeatedly used in the Quran, to refer to Prophethood. And granted knowledge used for revelation. An example of that can be found in the almighty statement. They ask, Why wasn't this quote and revealed to a great man from one of the two towns? Is it that they would portion out the mercy of your Lord Surah zakharov verses 31 and 32.
So the mercy of your Lord referred to here and they were rejecting Prophethood and they're saying in a why wasn't the Quran revealed to a great person a person of stature in one of the two towns that is either Mecca or twice the time those are the main two towns in the south?
So Allah said they're in response to them.
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is it they who would portion out the mercy of your Lord so mercy here is referring to Prophethood is the day who would decide how Prophethood is going to be distributed.
An example of knowledge can be found in the almighty statement. Allah has revealed to you the book and wisdom and taught you that which you knew not and allows grace on you is great ones Allah Allah wa Alaykum keytab while hikma while Lama Kemal and token Talon were can afford the La Jolla Lake Avi Ma.
So here, what is it that a lot of thought? This is the knowledge of prophethood
knowledge came through revelation.
And among the clearest evidence is that Divine Mercy and knowledge granted to a luchador.
Were by way of prophets within revelation is another statement. Later on, we'll come to it in the story after he had explained to Prophet Musa why he had done all the things he had done, what was behind it, what was the story behind it, you know? He then said, Well, my file to who and Amri? I didn't do any of it on my own.
I didn't do any of it on my own. That is,
I did it based on a loss command. It wasn't from me, it obviously from a law and the laws commands are only given through revelation, as there is no other way of knowing the laws, commands and his prohibitions except by revelation from Allah, Most great and glorious, especially killing an apparently innocent soul. This
destroying people's property. Because aggression against people's lives and property is not permissible, except by way of revelation only of revelation permits gives permission can this take place? And the almighty limited warnings to Revelation saying, cool innama?
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I warn you only by revelation, this is to allambie, average 45. So this suggestion, some people arguing that no, he wasn't the prophet, saying that whatever he received here, this was by alarm, or inspiration, this is the other possible interpretation. Right?
Chef Shanti said, This is unacceptable, because of the fundamental principle that saintly inspiration cannot be used as evidence for anything, because it is not infallible.
And because there is no proof to support its use.
Instead, there's evidence for the impermissibility of its use for evidence.
who feels he is inspired, can he now go and act on that inspiration, tells him to go kill somebody, you know, break somebody's house, can he go about in the society saying, but I'm inspired.
It's not acceptable.
Because that inspiration, you know, could be from Satan.
Satan could put thoughts, ideas, etc. in the mind of the individual, though he may be a saintly person doing righteous deeds, etc. But on one occasion, it catches him like that.
he went on to say that as for the claim of some selfies, that it's permissible for one inspired to act on his inspiration, but not for others, he can do it himself, but others don't necessarily act according to his inspiration, or the claim of the fatalists jabariya. Those who say that we have no choice in the matter of anything.
Whatever we do is what the law we don't really have choice a lot makes us do whatever we do. So in that case, then whatever you feel like you act on, you feel inspired you go and you do it. So that's that's their attitude. So he said basically, that this this understanding,
elevates inspiration to the level of Revelation.
Now, those who argue this, they of course, they, they have some support, they find some support from the center to support themselves. They take from suellen arm verse 125, for my UT de la who idea who Yeshua said Rahul in Islam, whoever Allah wills to guide, he opens his heart to Islam.
Whoever law wishes to guide he opens his heart to Islam.
So you feel your heart opened to Islam. You're being guided by Allah, whatever you feel, you know, this is your inspiration.
Also, I will say that, from the Hadith, he quoted a large messenger as saying beware of the clairvoyance of the believer, for indeed he sees with a loss of light.
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These evidence is, this is this is found in Timothy, Timothy the Hadith is
weak, these evidences are false and unsupported by proofs of their interpretation. They cannot be
there cannot be trust in the inspirations or thoughts of someone on infallible because they could be the product of satanic sources. guidance is guaranteed and following the Sharia, which is not the case of reflections and inspirations. So whoever claims that he has no need for the messengers in arriving at what is pleasing to his Lord, nor for what they have brought. Even in a single issue, Islamic issue, there is no doubt that such a person is a disbelief
because problems are seldom. I'd said very clearly matter a cliche and You're horrible Camila, Laila multicom B, have not left anything, which will bring you closer to a law without instructing you to do it.
So if a person feels no I can, you know, find ways of getting closer to a law without seeking in the province or Celebes instruction, that person has gone astray.
And there are a number of verses and heads which support this among the verses which I couldn't and why they've been so hot and abathur. Sula, and I never punish, until I send a messenger to give a warning. I didn't say here,
I won't punish until I put inspiration in the hearts.
But until I messenger, so, the, the requirement the need of the messenger is something unavoidable.
With that it becomes clear
that what is claimed by many ignorance who call themselves Sophie's, that they and their teachers have an inner way, which agrees with the divine truth from a law, even if externally it contradicts the obvious meaning of the Jedi are in the same way that they'll kinders acts contradicted the obvious meaning of the knowledge which moves had anybody who makes that claim is in a state of disbelief.
And it is a means that claim is a means to basically slip out of the religion of Islam. Because anyone can claim that there are inner meanings that he knows about this and that which excuses him from doing the external practices. And it's well known amongst the ismailia, one of the groups of the Shia, they refer to them also as the fivers that
they hold that
the names the times of prayer
the times of prayer fudger the harasser Margaret, Asia,
names these were actually times then their their inner meaning is the names of the infallible five infallible fudgier represented Mohamed Salah.
The whole represented Fatima
ossur is Ali.
Margaret is Hasson and Aisha is Hussein. So if a person says Mohammed, Fatima, Ali, Hassan Hussain, he has done his five daily prayers.
So, of course, when you go into once you open that door, there is an inner and an outer.
There's an inner meaning to Islam. And then there's the outer meaning, the ignorant masses, they're stuck with the ultra meaning because they're just not elevated spiritually to understand the inner meanings. So, the inner meanings are what is handed down by these shares, over the generations they have this hidden meaning. And you have to become an initiate you have to join in on submit yourself to the to the
chair, you become a Marine, it becomes your motion. And the marine they say should be like a dead body in the hands of the people washing the bodies right? In as the dead bodies turned this way that way washed, it is completely no control. That's the way you should be with your ship.
Of course, as
Schumpeter points out, that this is false.
In any case, to compare the share to Heather,
can you compare yourself to Moosa? No.
So it is a false comparison. Neither is the chef, having the knowledge that they had, nor do you have the knowledge which moves ahead.
versus 67 to 70.
Allah who Moosa hell tapioca Allah and to eliminate and to Alemany mimma Lim Terra de Paula in the calendar Satya Amaya sobre la Okay, Fatah Spiro Allah my lamp to hit de Cobra. Call us a tagine insha. Allah sobre la si le camera, Moses asked him, may I accompany you, so that you can teach me some of what guidance you have been taught?
He replied, certainly, you won't be able to have patience with me. For how can you have patience with something you don't understand? Moses said, you will find me patient if Allah wills and I won't disobey any of your instructions. He said in that case, if you accompany me, don't ask me
anything until I mentioned it to you myself.
So Prophet Muhammad wa salam went on to explain that after Moses confirmed that he was the Moses of the Israelites, I'll have there asked, What do you want?
Moses replied, I came to you so that you could teach me some of the truths which you are taught, how they were said, or Moses? Isn't it sufficient for you? That the Torah is in your hands and divine inspiration comes to you?
and other went on to say, all Moses, you have, some have a lot of knowledge which Allah has taught you, which I don't know. And I have some have a lot of knowledge which has taught me which you don't know.
Moses asked him, may I accompany you, so that you can teach me some of what guidance you've been taught? The prophet SAW, Selim explained, Moses then asked him, May I follow you, so that you may teach me
with some of that with which you have been taught in righteousness. This request of Moses was a very humble and gentle request, Moses manner is worth reflecting on. Even though he was more able, oh sorry, he was more noble than Hitler.
This is assuming that he, he was a prophet, and a messenger of Allah. Because if we considered, on one hand that he was a saintly individual, then of course Prophet Musa was a prophet, so it made him more noble. The prophets are more noble than the common people. If there was a prophet, then Moosa was a messenger. So that again put him on a level above
But in his dealing with a harder he speaks to him in this very gentle and humble manner.
he was involved in the process of gaining knowledge from him. And this is very important. This contains evidence that one seeking knowledge should be gentle and respectful with his or her teacher.
And he or she should treat the teacher kindly. This was the way is the lesson to be taken from how Prophet Moses dealt with.
Moses then clarify that he did not seek to follow him to share in his food or drink, but to learn guidance from him, no doubt and hudon would have been happy with someone who wanted to take knowledge from him, because knowledge taken from a person during his lifetime will benefit him after his death. As far as Salah was reported by Abu huraira, to have said, when a man dies, his acts come to an end, except in three cases, an ongoing charity, knowledge from which people continue to benefit and a righteous child who prays for him.
knowledge from which people continue to benefit.
This verse is evidence that the student should follow the teacher, even if he is equal or superior to him, in some almost respects, a student who feels himself superior to the teacher.
In most areas, he has more knowledge than the teacher. But he looks at the teacher as his inferior, he will not be able to learn
will not be able to learn properly.
If he cannot humble himself to the teacher, regardless, he won't be able to learn properly, he may pick up information, but he will not learn properly from that teacher the skills and whatever the teacher has, will not be properly conveyed. Among the benefits one may gain also from this verse here is that it contains the lesson that beneficial knowledge is knowledge which leads to good because this is what Prophet Musa asked him he didn't ask him just give me some of your knowledge, the knowledge, which is knowledge and righteousness, which leads to righteousness, guidance, knowledge, which contains in it guidance. So, from that, we can conclude that every type of
knowledge which contains guidance to righteousness, and warnings against the evil path, or that which leads to it is beneficial knowledge. All other knowledge. Besides this is either harmful or useless, either harmful, or useless. From nazar Salim is to seek refuge from useless knowledge saying Allahumma India although becoming element lionpaw Omen palvin lyac Sha, enough sin Latisha Amanda our tin in law use taboola law while I seek refuge in You from knowledge of no benefit
from a heart without fear
From an insatiable soul and from unanswered supplications
Paula in Atlanta Satya Amaya sobre. La Okay, Fatah Spiro? Allah ma lamb to hit me he houbara he replied, certainly you won't be able to have patience with me for how can you have patience with something you don't understand? The prophets or Salaam went on to explain, I'll harder said you will have to bear with me. But how can you have patience about something of which you have no comprehensive knowledge? You will not have patience when you see me doing things I've been ordered to do. And he's telling him here, these are things I've been ordered to do. So he has for knowledge that whatever he does, or things he's been instructed to do,
how could he be patient about what is obviously corrupt, without knowing the hidden factors behind it? And Moosa is a profit. If corruption takes place in front of him, he cannot be silent. He must speak out against it. Because if he doesn't speak out against it, his silence is what approval at the same day was Prophet Mohammed Salah. His Sunnah is what he said what he did, and what he was silent about, which was done in his presence. So probably Moosa, he's in a position where if al Qaeda does anything, which is against the Sharia, he has to say something.
Even though al Qaeda is warning him, you have to be patient.
And he's saying, Yes, I'm gonna be patient. But he's telling me really, I know, you're not gonna be able to be patient, because you are going to see things which you must respond to.
Right? So although Moses had the Sharia,
he could not be silent or express approval in the face of apparent evil. And this narration
elkader informs Moses ahead of time that there are things he will do, which he was ordered to do, but Moses will not be able to handle them. Among the benefits you can take from this particular verse. The main factor in achieving patience is for a person to have comprehensive knowledge and experience of an issue for which patience is required. If we don't have knowledge about this issue, then it's very difficult to be patient. You have a tragedy or calamity in your life. If you don't have knowledge of the purpose of tragedy and calamity, then you can't be patient with it, you fall apart. But if you understand that a law uses calamity and tragedy, to raise your station
spiritually, to purify you have sin, to remind you of deviation, and to punish you.
If you are aware of the purpose of calamity, then you are able to be patient with it. But if you don't understand the purpose behind it, then you blame everybody around you. It's their fault. It's not my fault. I'm innocent. Why is this happening to me? You know, you can't mirror it.
Otherwise, one who does not know something or its purpose or its outcome or its benefit will not have the causes for patience? This is a necessary factor for patients. Call us attenti dooney insha Allah wasabi at all without silica amre Moses said, you will find me patient if Allah wills and I won't disobey any of your instructions promise. But he said in sha Allah,
based on the knowledge that he had about himself, he felt he should be able to be patient, why not? Is come to learn from this individual who has more knowledge.
He has asked him to be patient, he feels he could deal with it. But
in case because he doesn't really know the future, so he adds inshallah.
Allah says to him, caller friend, tuber attorney fella, Alinea and she had different luck. I mean, who the camera.
He said, in that case, if you accompany me, do not ask me about anything until I mentioned it to you myself.
I'll have the statement until I mentioned it to you myself contains guidance
or contains the guidance of a teacher to a student to not be impatient, and to not be hasty in refuting his teacher. Instead, he should wait until the issues become completely clear.
And the course of teaching, a teacher may say something
which appears to go against the knowledge of the student what he has gained so far. But reality is that many times when somebody is being taught, you're taught at different stages, you're given one level of knowledge. And as you establish yourself on that level, then the further knowledge is given sometimes that's further knowledge contradicts something of what you did you got earlier, because you're given some general principles, and now you're dealing with some specific issues. So the tendency for students is that as soon as they hear something, which seems to go against what the user but what sorry, you said, you said, No, no, hold on, give the teacher a chance to give the
explanation if at the end of it, there remains this doubt menu, get your clarification, but patience is very, very important in learning. So among the benefits of these instructions, is that whoever does not have strong patience and steadfastness to accompany a scholar and to seek knowledge, such a person will lose the opportunity for gaining much knowledge depending on the level of his or her lack of patience, the less patience you have, the less knowledge you will gain. The more you have, the more you gain
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So they sat out together until while they were riding a ship. Heather, Heather, made a hole in it.
Moses exclaimed, did you make a hole in it to drown its passengers? Surely you have done something dreadful?
How they replied, didn't I tell you that you wouldn't be able to have patience with me?
And how they replied, didn't I tell you that you wouldn't be able to have patience with me? Moses pleaded, please do not hold me accountable for my forgetfulness. And please don't be hard on me in this matter.
So they sat out together until they were riding a ship,
and went on to explain.
After that, both of them proceeded along the seacoast until they saw a small boat, which carried people from one shore to the other.
When it passed by, they requested the crew to allow them to go on board, the crew recognize them harder. And one of them said, he is a righteous servant of a law. So let us carry him free of charge.
How they're made a hole in it, Moses exclaimed, did you make a hole in it to drown its passengers? Surely you have done something dreadful. Baba Salam continued to explain. When they got on board, a spiral came perched on the edge of the board boat, and dipped its beak into the sea once or twice, and other than said to Moses, my knowledge, your knowledge, and the knowledge of all creatures compared to a lot of knowledge is not more than the water taken by the sparrows beak.
Moses, and notice that the mother had pulled out one of the planks of the boat within an x. Then he plugged the hole with a piece of wood. So he exclaimed, these people gave us a free ride, yet you have scuttled their boat in order to drown its owners. Truly, you have done a dreadful thing.
Although al Haddad had one Moses that he would do certain acts on the laws command, which Moses would have difficulty accepting. Moses did not expect this obviously treacherous act to be among the things the law would have commanded others to do, consequently reacted to evil as any righteous servant of a law should react under normal circumstances, he rebuked and pointed out the harmful consequences of his act.
How they replied, didn't I tell you, you wouldn't be able to have patience with me?
Moses pleaded, please, don't hold me accountable for my forgetfulness. And please don't be hard on me in this matter.
The prophets are seldom an answer to add here. So the first excuse of Moses was that he had forgotten
the second cause them to be bound with a stipulation and the third was done intentionally.
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so they both proceeded until when they met a boy
and killed him. Moses exclaimed, have you killed an innocent person who killed no one?
You have really done something prohibited. And how they replied did not tell you that you wouldn't be able to have patience with me.
Moses replied, If I asked you about anything after this, don't keep me in your company, for you have heard enough excuses from me.
So they both proceeded until they met a boy, how they killed him. Moses exclaimed that you killed an innocent person who killed no one. You have really done something prohibited. Mom's asylum, went on to explain this verse. When they had left the sea, they pass by a handsome disbelieving boy playing with other boys.
They took hold of the boy's head and plucked it with his hand.
Like he was plucking some fruit, popped it off.
Moses was shocked. he exclaimed, have you killed an innocent person was not killed any person, you have really done a horrible thing.
Have you killed an innocent person who has killed no one
in the final Sharia, even if he had killed someone,
he would not have been executed. Because a child prior to puberty is not held responsible.
The other possibility is that the consequence
for murder was implied because the child was near puberty, as the term column was used in the verse
to refer to him,
which means a young boy around the age of puberty.
You have really done something prohibited this statement. Lapa Shea and nohcra. The statement contains a stronger rebuke than the earlier statement. The earliest statement of Prophet Musa when
he broke the holy said, local cache n m Ra. Right? You've done something dreadful, but this one nohcra is far stronger. Why? Because scuttling the boat.
The consequences of scuttling the boat, putting a hole in the boat, is that people might have drowned, but then they might not have, whereas in the case of the boy has killed him, this is outright murder. So his response to it was stronger. And this response was deliberate.
And the first case he caught him off guard. Right, he had forgotten. But in this case, this was a deliberate response because it's a clear act of murder.
How they said that tell you wouldn't be able to have patience with me of how they said Didn't I tell you that you could not remain patient? Moses said, but this was an act this act was more grievous than the first one.
the promise promises element added here may Allah have mercy upon us and upon Moses hadn't shown patience, he would have seen wonderful things, but fear of blame and respect to his companion sees.
A lot of goes on to say, Moses replied, If you ask if I asked you about anything after this, don't keep me in your company, for you've heard enough excuses from me. The prophet SAW Selim quoted Moses response as mentioned in the Quran, if I asked you about anything after this, don't accompany me. I've given you sufficient excuse. But in Moosa statement, don't keep me in your company. It indicates that he considered to be on a higher level than himself. At least with regard to knowledge of the unseen he was on a higher level because he didn't say to him if you if I asked you about anything after this, I want to continue any further. He said
you don't accompany me any further. Right? So he put him on a higher level.
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Have you read who I am called for karma who call allow us to have tally Edra Allah hada. Farah obey new obey Nick. So we'll start with a bit Oh Capita wheelie Milan, tear Milan patera la sobre. So the two went on until they came across some inhabitants of a town.
When they asked them for food, they refuse to offer them any hospitality. Then they found a wall in the town that was about to collapse and how they rebuilt it. Moses suggested if you wished, you could surely have taken some payment for it, or the replied, this is where our ways must part. Now I will let you know the meaning of those things that you are unable to patiently beer.
So the prophet SAW Selim went on to explain that both of them went on until they came to some people of a village. And they went to their places of gathering and asked its inhabitants for food. But they refused to entertain them as guests.
Of course, this is something
we could say.
bad behavior with regards from the Islamic perspective is a problem. So Solomon said, Whoever believes in Allah on the last day should be kind to his guest. Man can you know be liable Yeoman are here for lucrin bifa.
Right? So this kind of behavior was really
unacceptable behavior. And this is why Prophet Musa said, you know, why do anything for them, you know, fix the wall, let's get some money in the seas, get some food.
Why do it for free, but that was the last straw.
Now some people use this part of the verse to justify begging.
Because Prophet Musa came into town
and was asking for some food. So they said, If Muslims can go and beg, you know that this obviously is a an acceptable way.
However, there are plenty of Hadees from the asylum, no concerning beggars. Among them. He said, One who begs without need, will come before a law without any skin on his face on the Day of Judgment.
When a young man came to him and wanted to get permission to go and beg, he gave him an axe and told him go chop wood and sell it.
So begging is not acceptable. islamically unless a person is in dire need, you know, you have no other way out, that's your last resort.
Then they found a wall in the town that was about to collapse and how they rebuilt it. Moses suggested if you wished, you could surely have taken some payment for it. The profits went on to say, then they sign the town of a wall, which is going to collapse and uncovered repair it by wiping his hands on it, he just wiped his hands on it from the bottom up, and it's straightened up.
Moses said, these are people whom we have called on, but they neither gave us food, nor drink nor entertained us as guests. Yet you have repaired their wall, if you wish, you could have taken some wages for it. wages that we might have eaten with. Moses did not rebuke elkader for repairing the wall, nor did he question why he did it. In spite of their lack of hospitality, he merely gently suggested that they take some compensation for repairing the wall. But that was the straw which broke the camel's back.
So how they replied, this is where our ways must part. Now I will tell you the meaning of those things you are unable to patiently bear.
So the prophet SAW Selim in his explanation of the story, he quotes this verse.
And he added at the end, I wish that Moses could have remained patient so the law could have told us more about their story.
That is, as far as we'll cover.
Today, the explanation will do in our next session, which will be
in July. We'll take a break for the next couple of weeks, and then we'll come back.
Anyway, a Sadie, one of the commentators on the Koran from Saudi Arabia, he had listed
a big list, it made a big list of benefits that could be taken from this story.
I'll just mention some of them now. And then give you a
chance to ask some questions. Before we break,
he mentioned that among the benefits, the for wide taken from the story of Muslim kid there is the merit of knowledge and seeking it
and that it is a very important matter.
Knowledge needs to be sought. And of course, most I seldom stress that saying tolerable Elmi for either Allah, Allah Muslim, seeking knowledge is compulsory for every Muslim.
For Moses traveled a long distance faced exhaustion, he left the Israelites in order that he could increase his knowledge.
And this, of course, became a tradition in the early generations of scholars until today, and how people do leave their countries in search of knowledge. And it is something which Islam prides itself in. that knowledge is emphasized, not ignorance, ignorance is looked down upon.
in them, if Shalom and a buddy Allah, those who truly fear a lot from among his servants are the Knowledgeable.
This is our Lord, define. So seeking knowledge, gaining knowledge is something which Islam strongly recommends. And other systems, people are discouraged from knowledge, leave it to the priests, the priests will tell you what you need to know. You don't need to read the holy books, whenever we have priests, they do all the work for you, you know, you have in, in Hinduism, etc, you have
certain things that can be done for you, right, you just pay the priest some money, and he does your prayer for you, you know, he deals with your religious acts, as long as you've given the money, you know, the same thing in Buddhism and other systems they have these kind of intermediaries can worship for you and do things for you, right. And to some degrees, unfortunately, some Muslims have fallen into something similar, you know, where they attribute now to the malanez. And the peers, you know, the shifts things, which really, it's not their area, you know, they will, for example, go to them to make it harder for them if they have to make it harder. So, you know, do Alice dakara, you
talk to us to do for ourselves, they will go to the molana, to do it for them.
Or they may pray to the mowlana
to take their prayers to Allah for them right in other errors that have crept in amongst Muslims, similar to the non Muslim nations.
Among the benefits,
taken from it is in the statement where
the servant of Prophet Musa when he had forgotten he attributed that to Satan. You know, this is one of the benefits here is to know that
such forgetfulness when one forgets a law forgets the commandments of Allied cetera, that this is a product of the tricks of Satan, Satan has distracted us,
caused us to forget a lot and then that way we fall into sin, because this is one of the main tools which is used by Satan to misguide people.
Among the benefits also taken from it is that
it is recommended that one feed one servant from one's own food, because Moosa said, you know, we're tired, bring the food, let's eat.
Right? So he was going to eat with him, though it was his servant. And this is proper tradition. Unfortunately, today, Muslims, for example, in countries where they're wealthier, and they have servants, and even in the countries where they're poor, the servant you know, eats the scraps, scraps off the table, you know, they eat over in a corner, the idea of the servant sitting and eating with the master, you know, the head of the household and the family is something unthinkable. You know, in fact, the servants are treated, you know, really, as if they're nothing. You see little kids going to school. And the servant is carrying their bags, you know, walking into the school
right up to their classroom with their bags and their lunch. The children don't even carry it in themselves to something it's actually evil.
You know, it's become a norm in society, but it's evil because it, it creates in the minds and the hearts of the people are destroyed.
laborers, people who are working, you know, we're not doctors or whatever, they're laborers, people who are servants and that puts their disrespect in the in their hearts towards them. And you, you will see them you know, sometimes you'll see these young kids kicking and spitting, you know, on servants are very horrible things, and parents ignore it. So we're saying that from Moses treatment of a servant, we learn that, you know, servants should be treated like another member of our household, as opposed to somebody who is below us, who is inferior to us. You know, this is the last part that is the last destiny, why you are the master, and he is the servant, it could have been the
other way around, you didn't determine whose family you're going to be born in, that you would end up to be the master. And that person ended up the servant, this is the last quarter. So one should
recognize that be thankful to Allah, of what for what Allah has given, and then treat others in a good way. And this is very, very important, especially with regards to da, you know, how we convey Islam to others, the example that we show in our homes to those who work for us in our homes, this can be and this has been one of the most powerful tools for Dawa, to invite people to Islam. The greater proportion of those in this country, for example, will accept Islam
are from those who were servants, drivers, etc. But who are treated well by the
owner of the homes etc. They treated them well treated them fairly and honestly, etc. And that had an impact on them along with obviously, the issues of Islam and their practice of Islam how they did it, and led them to, to accept Islam.
Okay, we'll stop here, we'll look at when you finish the story of Musa and when we when I come back, we'll look at all of the various benefits that can be extracted from this segment of the surah. Are there any questions what we've covered so far?
Can you comment for us so now
Well, okay, brothers, this asking for a recap. I don't know whether he was maybe absent when we talked about it earlier.
On the issue of using a harder and Moosa as an example of the sheriff, who is a watershed and the Marines who follows him blindly.
One, we said that, aha, there
was receiving revelation from Allah.
He was guided by revelation, he didn't do what he did from himself.
that is a claim, which no chef can make if he makes that claim he has gone outside of Islam.
If he claims inspiration, then the main body of Muslim scholarship
has concluded that one cannot act on inspiration. Because the individual who is doing so is not infallible.
He's not infallible. So his inspiration may be from satanic sources. So he's not allowed to act on inspiration.
which inspires him to go do this or to do that, meaning, you get this feeling and there's a voice in your head says, go do this, go do that.
You can't follow that. You follow the Sharia.
profit moves Musa
He was a prophet of a law knowledgeable about the Sharia.
And he objected to what
al Qadir did.
Now, his objection was legitimate. It was legitimate objection
but he was in a special
circumstance where he was learning from somebody who had been given knowledge of the unseen by Allah,
these chefs peers mowlana, etc. They cannot claim that status for themselves
and we who are following them blindly don't have the kind of knowledge that Prophet Musa has to be able to discern.
So, to make that comparison is a false comparison.
We are bound by the obvious meanings of the Sharia as salaam said truck to come Allah Mahajan. VEDA lei aloha kanheri ha, lazy Juana Illa. Holic, I've left you on a clear white plane, whose day is like it's night, it's night. It's like it's day, everything is clear. Normally night and day, you have dark and light, but this is all light. At night, the night of Islam is like the day of Islam. It's all there. And whoever deviates from that going into the inner meanings is destroyed. That's destruction.
further comments or questions?
Okay, just to mention that we still have a few sets of the funeral rites, cassettes available for tape set for the course we did on funeral rites explaining from A to Z. What to do when somebody is dying to the point of burying them and, and what the family should do and all the things related to it. We also have some CDs on Tao in Hyde Park is a very useful CDs. For those people who are curious about our lives our and we'd like to know or be aware of how to handle certain kinds of questions. You have many, many questions on this series of CDs, and we have also the CD choosing Islam, which is a compilation of stories. It's a VCD of stories of different people in America who accepted
Islam, as well as in the UK. It includes the use of Islam and others.
Good gift, a nice gift. It's nicely done, nicely printed and produced. A good gift for non Muslims you can give do some silent, dour, you don't have to be there trying to tell them anything. Let them have a look at this
question from the sisters, what is the necessary factor for patients we've mentioned that that fundamental principle is that of knowledge. Right? One needs to have knowledge to be patient knowledge of a lot smarter Allah and how he deals with his creatures. If one has that knowledge was understood it and one can be patient if one doesn't have proper knowledge of a law does not have proper knowledge of how he deals with his creatures. Then patience becomes impossible.
Okay, so we'll stop here subhanak Allah whom will be harmed aka the shadow Allah, Allah and the stock broker wanted to be like