The Boy & The King
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V Muhammad Sallallahu alaihe salam O Allah alayhi wa sallam. And just a few announcements. Before we begin. The first announcement is again about the Islamic network, quarterly magazine. It's available outside, please do pick up a copy, or more than one copy if you wish to distribute it. And
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The second lecture we have in store for you
is entitled, The boy and the king by our respected shake and brother, Dr. Amina Bella Phillips.
Dr. Bowman, graduated from Widener University, did his master's and his PhD in Wales, and has been in the field of power for many, many, many years.
He is an author of many books, and is currently the Dean of the Islamic Faculty of Western University in UAE. So without further ado, posse all over to him.
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when I was a villa him in Cerulean fusina homie sejati I'm Elena Maria de la la moda la la. Woman yo little fella. Howdy Allah, wa shadow ilaha illallah wa sallahu la sharika foreshadow ana Muhammadan Abu hora solo. Indeed all phrase due to a law and as such we should praise Him, seek His help and seek refuge in Him from the evil which is within ourselves, and the evil which results from our deeds. For whomsoever a law has guided, none can misguide. And whomsoever a law has allowed to go astray, none can guide and I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the last messenger of Allah, and now stuck Alhaji Chiquita
Ba La vida Howdy, howdy Mohammed in some of the long while he was seldom Sharon Amorim of
death in Viva la Vida, en la la la, la la la la, la. Indeed, the most truthful form of speech is the book of Allah. And the best source of guidance is that brought by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the worst of all affairs are the innovations in religion. For every innovation in religion is a cursed innovation. And every curse innovation is a source of misguidance and all misguidance leads ultimately to the hellfire.
The topic of this afternoon is that actually the boy and the king, but it is the Tafseer of Surah Al barouche, the boy and the king happens to be within that last year. But what I was asked to present was actually the tafsir of Surah Al Guruji, the 85th chapter of the Quran,
which begins after Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem I was Billahi min ash shaytani r Rajim was sama Rouge. I swear by the sky possessing constellations a lot here swears by both the sky and the constellations themselves.
The sky represents
one of the most vast and expansive aspects of creation.
There's something that we are in contact with wherever we are in the world. So I chose it, to swear by it. And not only to swear by it, but to swear by the constellations in it, the guru,
the guru, of course term guru which is a plural for borage, and
Mirage actually refers to the great stars or the star configurations
use a valley in his translation of the Quran. He translated it as the zodiacal signs, signs of the zodiac and Mamadou pitfall he translated it as the mansions of the stars, which is among the explanations given by the mucociliary in from the Sahaba and the topic.
But then he went on to say that it is applied to the signs of the zodiac. So actually, both of them
enforce or reinforce the idea that a law swears by the signs of the zodiac signs of the zodiac means and this is a means of fortune telling
people who determined by the day you are born, what your sign is, and what is good for you to do today and what is not good for you to do today. This is fortune telling. And of course, the problems are sentiment segmen attacca, Henan faucon, cafr habima own Zilla, Allah Muhammad, whoever comes to a fortune teller, has this believed in what Muhammad received a revelation. So this actually this practice is Cooper
check checking out our science
Cooper if we believe what we read, but if we check it out, out of curiosity, we just want to know what are they saying for a laugh or whatever.
Then the last element said, Whoever goes to a cat to a
this is out of curiosity, then his Salah is not accepted for 40 days and nights. That is how serious it is. It's not something that you play with,
you know, even going to Chinese restaurant. And at the end of the meal, they give you fortune cookies. You know, people brought these cookies open to see what fortune is written there just for fun, you know, you and your family, whatever, you just have a laugh. But that
nullifies the value of your Salah for 40 days and nights, is very serious. Islam is very serious in its opposition to fortune telling and anything related to it. And this is something we can find even in the Old Testament in Deuteronomy, we find it there states that the stating that the fortune tellers should be executed. And this is the law in Islam, the people who are actually practicing this, and they're caught without pretending that they're executed. punishment is that severe, because what it does, is it takes people away from trusting in a law
they claim to have knowledge which really only belongs to a law, only a law knows the future, where they are claiming in that way by claiming to be able to tell you a future, they are taking on some of those attributes, this is why it is so so, so considered so grave, and the punishments are great.
We should also note
that, when a lot swears by this, the sky and the stars within the sky.
He is also calling us to the reality that designs of his presence exists all around us.
He swears by the sky because there is in the sky science. Those who are astronomers, who spent their lives studying the stars, the finest of the stars in their one, the supernovas, the black holes, all these different phenomenons they're finding in the sky. When you listen to them talk.
Most of them reaffirm the belief in God even though coming through science, their relationship with religion is usually canceled. But the awareness of God is there because of the greatness of the sky and the stars within it.
a lot in swearing by this the sky and the stars. He's calling us to this reality to reflect that this great
of creation, with all of its intricacies could this have happened by itself, or is this project of design of a, all knowing wise God?
A lot that goes on
in the next two verses, while Yeoman Moroder, which are hidden when my food
by the promise day
and by the witness, and the witnessed
by the promise day
in case here, he narrated from even on behalf of him, that Abu huraira quoted the Prophet sallallahu wasallam as saying that the promise day refers to the Day of Judgment, the day to come.
This day, of course, relative to
a lot of creation,
is of great significance in our lives. All of our lives revolves around that promise day, the day of judgment.
Everything that we do in this life will come to a head on that day, it will be judged, Allah will determine our future, on that day, based on the lives we've lived. So it is something very, very important, very significant. And always whenever law swears by anything in the Quran, he swearing by things of great importance, we should always when we read that the verse also allows Allah to reflect on what he's wearing by.
And what's unique here, when you consider that a lot of links, the promise day swearing by the promise date and the sky, and the stars, the sky, and the stars are some things that we can see we can all observe it.
Whereas the promise day is something unseen.
But for the believer, a lot of swearing by the invisible is like swearing by the visible. This is what the true believer,
when a lot swears by the dates will come. It is just like him swearing by the sky and the stars.
They're as real to him. And they shouldn't be as real to him or her as the sky and the stars.
if they'll pay him.
He discussed the issue of the witness and the witness saying that they are not specific. There are statements from some of the Sahaba and some of the time you're in as to what the witness and the witness refers to them, okay, and points out that's really what they have mentioned are examples, that there are no authentic narrations to specify what is the witness and witnessed. Instead, a law has sworn by the witness and the witness as a general oath.
And he said, the most general meaning, or the most general of its meanings are that they refer to
the sensor and the sense to one who is aware of things and the things that he is aware of the knower and the known, the seer and the seen.
These are the most suitable meanings for it.
As he said, as well the other opinions are only examples for which there is no basis to specify them, to the exclusion of others.
But a lot in swearing by these three things,
by the sky, the stars within it, by the Day of Judgment, and by the witness and the witness.
He has encompassed everything in existence, everything besides himself.
And in one way or another,
these various aspects of existence, points back to him.
Call us to reflect on some aspect of his knowledge, his dominion is Mike, etc.
If no pay em explained it saying.
He swore by the uppermost world, the sky and the constellations in it, which is the greatest and most vast location in this world. Then he swore by the greatest and most glorious day, which highlights his dominion, his command is reward and punishment. It gathers his allies and his enemies and the judgment between
them is according to his knowledge and His justice. Then he swore by something more general than all of that, the witness and the witness. And he related this old to the story of the people of the trench, who are tortured
for being allies of a law.
There were witnesses to what they did to the believers, the angels witness them, so that the prophets and their limbs will bear witness against them also.
Also, the witness is aware and watchful.
As in this world, there are witnesses and witnesses.
It is only common sense for us to realize that there is a greater witness, we are all a part of the witness.
That way two witnesses Allah subhanaw taala, who witness witnesses, whatever we do,
he witnesses everything in this world, whether it is visible or whether it's as invisible,
as in so on top of verse 3839, were last swears they're saying, for that opposite movie my 2011 mala to busy rune, I swear by what you see, and what you do not see.
The witness and the witnessed. This is also a part of how Allah has divided this world into opposites.
He has made the world into sky and earth,
into day and night, male and female.
And all of this variation is also part of a lot of science. That is the greatness that when he creates, he creates everything with this built in variation.
And realizing this differentiation, variation in last creation, it should call us to glorifying him, when we look around us, this should encourage us should build in us a sense of a loss presence
And if no pain went on to points out that there is another point
which is somewhat hidden,
that among the creative things, there are those that are witnessed against
and the system of this world is incomplete without it.
For how could creatures be witnesses, watchers and guardians for others. And the creator of less than transcendent is not a witness for his slaves, and aware and watching over them.
This also contains the witness and the witness, and also by the angels, because they witness
and an oath by the prophets, the messengers because they were witnesses.
when we look at this whole
the witness and the witness,
as we said,
Allah has put in it science for each and every one of us.
There is a witness in everything. So much so that a law tells us on the day of judgment that our limbs or body parts will be witness against us,
the animals, the Djinn,
all of the world around us, will either witness for us or witness against us. So the oath by the witness and the witness
is an oath by the creation as a whole
because that exists in one way or another within all aspects of creation.
And it calls us to reflect on our state,
that there is nothing hidden from alive goes back again to a laws, complete knowledge, nothing is hidden from him. Therefore, we should be wary of whatever we do, we should be conscious of being witnessed by all aspects of his creation and even more so by Allah subhanho wa Taala himself.
after swearing by these
elements of creation, he goes to
the purpose for which he made this whole.
So the chapters verses four through seven he says put it out of habit of dude. And not only that in Baku is Humala, half Oh
Humala Maya minissha hood, cursed are those who dug the trench of fire, abundantly supplied with fluid fuel, when they sat by it and witnessed what they did to the delivers.
Cursed are those who dug the trench of fire actually lost this pusilla A tabula pusilla means they were killed.
But the scholars of Tafseer clarify that this is a curse,
that they're cursed
because of what they did
a group of people.
This group of people
are the basis or represent the basis of the story of the boy and the king.
This story is narrated in Sahih Muslim, as well as soon as activity and the Muslims of America humble.
I'm sure most of you have heard it before.
I'll just go through it quickly.
So hey, Abu huraira narrated from the prophets Allah Matthew said, among the people who came before you there was a king who had a sorcerer.
When the sorcerer I became old,
he told the king that he was close to death. And he should send someone a boy that he could teach, he could pass his knowledge on to.
So the king chose a boy and sent him
and the sorcerer taught taught in magic.
But on the way to the sorcerer, there was a monk on the road.
And he heard the monk teaching, so he went and sat with him.
And he was amazed and admired what he heard from the monk.
Well, what happened was that it caused him to be delayed in going to the saucer. So when he got to the sorcerer late, the saucer would give him a thrashing.
And of course, if he was late to the saucer, he became late going back home to his family, and he got himself another thrashing.
So he mentioned this to the saucer asking him what should he do? This is you know, he tolerated it for a few days, but then became too much for him. So the saucer, I told him, that it if he fears punishment,
he should tell the sort of sign up, the monk told him he went to the monk monk told him that if he fears punishment, he should tell the sorcerer that his family had delayed him.
And when he gets back to his family, he should tell the families that the sorcerer delayed him. Right.
So that's what he did.
And he continued to learn from the monk, as well as the sorcerer.
At one point, there appeared in the road, that same road that he was taking to the monk,
a huge animal,
which blocked the road, the people from his town, who needed to go to their business or whatever, were unable to go because of this beast, a very fearful animal, was there in the road.
Had this doesn't go into describe what kind of animal it is.
We just know it was a fearful beast. Anyway,
for the young boy, he decided that this would be the point to test what he had received from the monk and what he was receiving from
So he said, actually, within himself,
there is no doubt that he already believed in what the monk had, what was monk was teaching him, but also to make this differentiation clear in the minds of the people. He said aloud, some people were there observing him.
Today, I will know which is better, or who is better, the sorcerer or the monk, so we made a law or law, if the deeds and actions of the monk I liked by you, and better than that of the sorcerer, then kill this creature so that the people can cross the road.
He took a stone and he threw it at the beast. And it died and the people pass through the road
when he went on to
To the monk, and he informed him what transpired, the monk said to him, oh, my son, today, you are better than I.
But you will be persecuted.
And if that happens,
don't inform the people about me.
Do not inform the people about me.
Anyway, the boy continued to go to the monk
and to the sorcerer.
Being young is not able to just stop immediately.
But on his way,
he would still try to alleviate the sicknesses, illnesses that people suffered. He went to people who are blind
people who had leprosy and other diseases. And they were cured with his drawers.
Then one of the courtiers of the king, who had sent him there in the first place, who had become blind, he heard about the boy. So he went to the boy with a
set of gifts. And he told the boy,
if you heal me, if you cure me cure my blindness,
these gifts are all yours.
The boy said to him, I don't need your gifts.
And I don't cure anybody.
It is only a law who cures people.
So if you believe in a law, and supplicate to him, he will cure you.
So the courts, he
believes in a law accepted belief in the law, prayed to him.
And the law cured him.
the courtier went back to the king.
And the king notice that he was able to sit, see, he said, What happened to you?
And he said,
Oh, he asked him, not what happened to you, but who gave you back your site? How did you get your site back? He said, The courts here, said, My Lord.
My Lord, returned my site. So the king said, I did.
The court you said no, my Lord, but your Lord.
The king, the king
said, Do you have another Lord besides me?
And the courtyard said, Yes, your Lord, and my lord is a law.
So, the king probably had been tortured,
until he revealed
information about the boy.
At that point, he called the boy brought the boy there and started to torture him
until the boy reveals information about the monk.
And then he brought them up.
he put a saw the head of the monk,
and told him to recant to give up his religion.
And the monk refused. So he saw him in half
in front of the court here, and the boy.
Then he called for the courtier for the saw by his head and told him to give up his religion.
And the Court refused. And he was sawn in half.
Then he called the boy
and he told the boy to abandon his religion.
The boy refused.
So he told some of his people to take the boy to the top of a particular mountain.
And to give him the option of either recanting giving up his religion and coming back to worshipping the king, or that he be thrown off that mountain.
So they took him up to the top of the mountain
when they reached the top the boy myth
is that all along, save me from them, by any means that you wish. A lot of calls the mountain to shake, they fell off the mountain and died. And he came walking back to the king.
King Simon said, What happened to the people I sent with you? He said, a lot save me from them.
So the king ordered some more people to take him out to sea out to the middle of the sea ocean
and to throw him in. drown him if he didn't recant from his religion
when they took him out
waves were strong, they threatened him, he refused, he may draw again, or law, save me from them by any means, as you wish. And a law cause the votes to overturn. And he was the only one able to cling on to the boats and make it back to shore. And he came back to the king again.
king asked him the same see what happened to the people I said with you. So they all drove a lot save me.
So kings, at the last what to do, the boy said, Listen,
you can't kill me.
The only way that you can kill me
is if you do what I instruct you to do.
So the king said, was that, he said,
what you do is you gather all the people
on the high ground, elevated area of the town where they can all come and see.
Then you tie me to the trunk of a tree. Take an arrow from my quiver, say, in the name of a law, Lord of the boy,
and then shoot the arrow, and you'll be able to kill me.
So the king did what he told him.
He shot the arrow said in the name of the law of the law and the Lord of the boy.
And the arrow hit the boy and his temple, turned his head to hit him here.
And the boy raised his hand put his hand on the point with our struck him and died.
Then the people proclaimed, we believe in the Lord of the boy, because they were already aware of what was transpiring, the king was trying to kill this boy and they couldn't kill him.
So his death
brought home to them that the Lord of the boy was real. And they declared their faith in him.
At this point, those around the king said, Look what you've done.
The thing that you fear the most is happens. The people have now accepted belief in the Lord of the boy. So the king had them dig ditches,
beside all the main roads, where all the main roads began.
And he filled it with fire, fuel, set it on fire.
And he told them to throw the people into this fire.
Whoever refused to renounce their religion would be thrown in.
And people were thrown in. Others jumped in.
And among those was a woman carrying a newborn baby. She hesitated for a moment, because of the child
and the child spoke.
This is one of the three people or four people who spoke as children. Besides prophet Aisha, there were three others.
The child spoke to the mother saying the patient mother,
for indeed, you're following the truth. So she jumped in with the child.
The scholars of history.
Even Itzhak being amongst the leading scholars of the earlier generation. They explained that this took place in Iran
and the southern part of Arabia.
What is now between the lower parts of Saudi Arabia, which was partially a part of Yemen prior
the ruler of Yemen, at that time was the king by the name of Lu Noir.
And he had converted, or his father converted actually, to Judaism.
And it was he who dug this trench, when people have not drawn had converted to Christianity, meaning the message of Prophet Isa Elisa Lam, not the Christianity which is around today.
And according to those narrations, the king had killed
some 20,000 of them.
some of those was escaped had gone north and informed
the Caesar, the Roman Emperor, and he sends armies down
through the Najafi of Amazonia
loss was defeated. He had to flee I mean, he died at sea.
that area became a Christian area and we know from the narrations of Hades, that
the Christians have naturally had come to prophesy asylum and debated with him.
Anyway, that is the essence of the story
from the story
scholars like Omar Lashkar in his books are here.
And never we're and mature happen in his book called manifestos, and Modine. He had he said it was Celine, they identified a number of lessons to be taken from the story of the boy and the king. I'll go through a few of them before completing the Tafseer of soil guru watch.
The first mentioned by Jeff Homer, Alaska, there are a lot arranges for his religion, from time to time, someone who will elevate it, who will bring the light of guidance to people, the boy was one such the monk was there he was conveying the message. But it was the boy who made that message known to the mass of the people a lot chose him out from the people of his area to be the one to cause that message of a law to spread to the people of that area.
The second lesson
the king chose the boy to be a magician
to consolidate his own rule,
but Allah wanted him to be a righteous caller who would destroy the kingdom of the kingdom,
and to guide people to the true religion.
So this is a lesson for us
that are law when he prepares among the righteous.
Those who would carry his religion,
he protects them.
And they would even grew up within the homes of the rulers themselves, the tyrants themselves like Prophet Musa growing up in the home, the Pharaoh.
face does not take a long time, to settle in the hearts and to revive the soul the people. This is evident from the fact that the people when they declared their faith, like the magician's in the time of Pharaoh, when they declared their faith, when the
staff of Prophet Musa had turned into a snake, and I'd eaten up their snakes, this was evidence for them proof. They believed immediately.
And their faith was firm,
because feral threaten their lives, torture crucification crucifixion. And similarly, these people were thrown in fire. But
they held firm to their faith, a faith which had become so strong in their hearts that they were prepared to die for it.
Fourthly, that a law may perform some miracles which we refer to as climax, at the hands of his Alia, his friends, to help them to protect them to carry the message forth.
But the boy was not a prophet.
But Allah answered his prayers, allowing him to kill the beast
and to heal people, by laws will
sacrificing oneself for the sake of a law is not suicide.
It should not be considered to be a form of suicide
because the boy showed the king how to kill him.
But his goal was a greater goal. That was to spread the message to the people as a whole.
He saw that in his own depth.
The message of a law could be more effectively taken to the people. So he sacrificed his life
for spreading the word of a law.
Of course, this is something that we all need to reflect on, being in this country, surrounded by non Muslims, that we have the same duty to carry the word of a law
to this society,
we may not have the face of the boys to sacrifice our life in the process. But we should know that it is a duck, a, an obligatory duty on each and every one of us.
It is not a favor that we do for Allah, to Allah, or to Muslims. It is an obligation on our part, to carry the message of a law to humankind. As the prophets Allah told us valuable and the willow Ayah convey whatever you learn from me, even though it be a single verse from the Quran,
from the messages or from the lessons we can learn
that we have to be patient. If we can't claim to be believers, emnity will be around us. Those who are disbelievers will hate us
will try to destroy our faith
under a variety of different guises.
And we have to be prepared to suffer and to be patient with that suffering.
From the lessons, we also learn that it is permissible in times of danger, to lie
to protect your life.
When the monk told
to tell the
sorcerer that he was delayed by the parents this was a lie.
But it was in order to further that message.
Because evil this was a lie to protect from evil.
And we have also example founders I am Buhari of Prophet Musa also
or sorry Prophet Ibrahim,
no sorry, Prophet Musa saying about his wife, that she was his sister to protect her from being ravaged by the ruler of Egypt.
We also have
or a person believing believing person may weaken in times of trial and difficulty.
Because the person has faith is among the believers, it doesn't mean that they may not in dire circumstances we can, as the boy gave up the name of the monk. And as the
the courtier gave up the name of the boy.
But in the end, they both were prepared to sacrifice their lives for belief in a law. So that is far greater ultimately, then the weakness which they showed at a point in time when pressure was on them, they still held firm at the time, when it was most critical.
Also, the Hadees contains
a call to social good
that those who claim that what we are supposed to be doing here is just establishing the Islamic State and Islamic law, no point in trying to set up Islamic schools and you know, hospitals and businesses etc, which can benefit the Muslim community know this Hadees actually rejects that. Because here the boy was involved in social good during the sick, removing the beast from the way this was social actions which benefited the society as a whole. They are not become even believers at that point. So the idea of conveying or doing social good is something which Islam encourages, as it ultimately is a means to tie people to those who are calling to Allah.
My time is running out. So I'm just skipping over some of the points.
Much for huffin he
among the lessons to be learned that
there is there was steadfastness in the early Muslims on their faith.
Because he stood them and the prophets and spoke about the trials of those who came before,
that they face these trials without turning away from their religion.
That these trials will come to us
that ultimately the trials refine
the human being, they make him or her a better person.
A law allows these trials to take place to bring out in us the higher qualities spiritual qualities, characteristics, moral characteristics that we all should acquire, that we all should show, we should all live.
And this is part of the test of the world of this life. That in evil, there is good what we perceive as something evil, a lot takes out of it, good.
what we learned from this is that one shouldn't expose oneself to trials, we see the monk, he told the boy,
don't inform the people about me.
Don't inform the people about me. Why? To protect himself,
but not to throw oneself, you know, into trial.
This idea of calling on the trials, this becomes a kind of arrogance, which is displeasing to Allah. This is why the prophet SAW Selim, it says do not wish to meet the enemy.
don't wish to meet the enemy. ask Allah for good health.
And if you are faced with either of these than the patient,
ask Allah for good health.
don't wish to meet the enemy. But if you are faced with the enemy, then you must be patient.
We also take from this Hadith,
cure, pure healing, etc. to other than a law is not permissible
to say, the doctor cured me.
The medicine removes my illness. No, this is not permissible.
It is a law who removed it. That's why the problem is I tell them
taught us to do our anti backs, Robinette is fianza, Shafi,
lodgify, Illa, Shiva, Shiva and lionhearted husana.
Remove this harm, oh Lord of humankind cure because you are the cure.
And there is no cure except for your cure,
a cure, which would not be followed by
harm and illness.
So we have to be careful.
It's very easy for us to say
I got killed by the doctor.
It's very easy.
But it is
a form of ship.
Minor ship it's in the statement in terms of our faith. So we try to remove it, to eliminate it.
Also in the story
is proof that magic is real. Because you have some people today who will deny the reality of magic, it's a magic only affects those who believe in it. You believe in it, then it can affect you. Psychological
but this heavy, shows that magic is real. It has a reality. It is a form of science that has with it rules and principles. What was the magician teaching the boy he was teaching him principles. It's a science but it's an evil science, a science which is forbidden to us.
learning that science ultimately, a law described as Cooper.
There is also in it's
that the battle between Muslims and their enemies, regardless of the form it may take is ultimately a battle of faith.
It's a battle which relates back to Faith. Whether it's Iraq,
Kashmir, Chechnya, wherever there are battles
the enemies of Muslims, and Muslims, ultimately, it goes back to face.
Sure, people might talk about oil, Afghanistan, the oil pipeline, and Iraq's oil and all these other kinds of things. But in in the end, it's not really about the oil.
The oil can be gotten in a variety of different ways. The oil is already under the control of the powers that be in this world. But the reality is that it is a battle of faith, ultimately, because Islam stands on one
side, and the rest of the world stands on the other with regards to faith, belief in Allah,
which will happen,
mention that we should contemplate how the magician
knowing that he was going to die, took care to make sure that he passed on his evil knowledge
that we today
those of us who are involved in dow dropped those who are calling to Allah, whether in organizations or as individuals,
are we taking the necessary steps to ensure that the knowledge be passed on to the next generation who would carry on?
If the magician could take that care, then surely, we have more of a responsibility to take care.
That's our efforts should not be
limited to our own time, our own place, but we should always be involved in training others preparing them to carry the message forth.
A lot then went on to say,
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they only resented them, because of their belief in Allah, the Almighty, Worthy of all praise. They only resented them. The only reason that they sought to punish them with the fire was because of their belief in a law.
That is the same point we have to keep in mind ultimately, it is about belief in Allah.
belief in a law,
who is most worthy of praise should have been
a factor which would lead them to admire them, to honor them.
But instead, it led them to the opposite, treating them in the opposite way.
And this is something even though Chi M is noted
that this is a common practice among the disbelievers
the various signs which should call them to faith, it leads them to further disbelief.
they show their emnity
to the Friends of a law by hating them for the very things
Allah loves them for
that they should love them for.
So you find for example,
in this world, homosexuals have become a fitna,
a major fitna
and they hate the Muslims. They label them as homophobic
they oppose them and oppose what they stand for.
It is not enough from their perspective that they be tolerated. No, they must be accepted.
They always point out the difference between toleration and acceptance
tolerated means that you
coexist, you have no choice. But you hate what they're involved in. With acceptance means you've accepted what they're doing.
They want acceptance.
So they hate the believers as they hated them in ancient times in the time of Prophet lute,
when he brought the message to them,
their response was accurate to whom you are at home, in the home, and as soon as takaharu derive them out of your world, your town, there are people who want to remain fewer
kick them out,
get them out of England.
They don't like cannot accept our way they want to be pure.
Similarly, the idol worshippers
they hate the delivers
for their cow heat
for their firmness and Tao heat.
The Hindus massacring Muslims every year about what ultimately it's about their faith, they have 1000s of idols.
their religion is idolatry in its worst forms.
And what they hate the most is those who reject that idolatry. Those who are calling to the truth.
Similarly, the people of innovation,
people of innovation, they resent the people of the sooner people are involved in innovation religion.
they resent the people of the sooner because they won't participate in what they're involved in. They don't want to celebrate the Prophet's birthday.
They don't want to do a variety of other things, which were not found in the Sunnah of the prophet SAW salah and they look at them as being enemies of the Prophet. They hate the prophets, they won't celebrate this recipe, when in fact,
they're calling to the way of the prophet SAW some of them who did not celebrate his birthday, nor did Sahaba do so.
Similarly, you find among the Shiites,
those who resent the people of the Sunnah
because of their love and admiration for the Companions for the Shiites, the companions the past dated
with the, with the exception of only three or four of them.
So they love that the companions, half of the people of the Sunnah half of the companions, they are hated for it, though Allah says radi Allahu anhu morado.
A lot of them is pleased with them and they were pleased with him.
And so on and so forth. You'll find that the disbelievers hate the believers for the very things they should love them for.
Let the Allahu macusa mawashi will obey the law while Aquila Shay and Shahid did
to Whom belongs dominion of the heavens and the earth, and a law of witnesses everything. This reinforces the earlier verse, the witness and the witness.
A law reminds us of his dominion overall.
Verse 10, in the levena fraternal meaning our minute, so milania to boo fella Hamada boo jahannam. Wala Hamada will hurry up.
Surely those who persecute the believing men and believing women and do not repent will face the torment of hell, the punishment of the blazing fire.
In this verse we can see the mercy of a law
His forgiveness, which is so great
that even those who would persecute the believers burn them alive.
If they repent, he would forgive them.
That is the greatness of Allah's mercy and forgiveness.
He adds that condition through millennia, he could have said, in the those who persecute the believing men and believing women will face the torment of hell.
That's true in general, but he added the condition so melomania to boo and they don't turn back to a line repentance. He takes an A makes an exception for them, that he would forgive
in their Latina Armando amilo Sonia hace la home genital surgery man Sasha and har their likkle 1000 kavir. In the those who believe and do righteous deeds will have gardens with with rivers flowing beneath them. That is the ultimate victory.
Here a law describes
what is there ahead for the believers after describing what is coming for the disbelievers were formulated the believers
reinforcing in the hearts of the believers that no matter what they suffer in this life,
in the end,
the disbelievers will suffer the greatest punishment.
And that's why he refers to the disbelievers, those involved in sin as those who oppress themselves bollini emphasis unfussy
those who oppress themselves because ultimately, whatever evil we do in this life, to anyone
ends up a greater evil against ourselves.
So Allah after describing what is happening,
to the disbelievers, those who would torment the believers, he goes on to points out what is ahead for the believers,
gardens, with rivers flowing beneath them something we have never seen in this world.
As across all sentiment said paradise contains what no eye has ever seen.
But no air is ever heard.
nor has it even crossed the mind of any being
is beyond our comprehension allow us in certain terms, to bring it close. When he speaks about the wine of Paradise, the honey, the milk, the pomegranates, the pearls, a variety of different things. These are things that we admire, we love in this world. But the realities are beyond comprehension.
And a lot of closes that verse saying Valley can fall Zulu.
That is the great victory, the ultimate victory, reminding us that success should not be measured in terms of success in this life, victory in this life. The ultimate victory is in the next life.
And that is the lasting success. Because whatever we experienced in this life, it comes in it goes. It may be temporary.
But the success of the next
Verse 12, in the bottle Chateau de kalasha did. Indeed, the strike of your Lord is devastating. This is a warning to this believers. When allies decided to deal with his enemies, the enemies of the believers, the allies, his punishment is overwhelming. It's devastating, destroys them as he did to the people before a painful punishment, as he said with regards to profits would book alika eflora bigger either aka the qura
ye of Allah. In the upper level Allah Masha did such as the seizure of your Lord when he snatches towns in sin, indeed, his seizure is painful and severe.
In the who, who are you who are your age, indeed, he is the one who creates and recreates.
He emphasizes in the who. That who is to emphasize that it is he alone, only create
no matter what human beings claim of creation, trying to create life,
mapping the human genome,
studying the chromosomes etc. Thinking ultimately that they will be able to create life. This is their goal, to create life from nonliving matter
to bring truth to their false claim that life came about in this world by accident.
This is what it's about. So billions of dollars are spent every year in research, trying to create life for allies that they won't be able to create a living thing, even a fly what is something so detestable we killed them all the time.
That detestable fly they will not be able to create.
Even if they all got together with the jinn.
They will never be able to
Of course, what they do
is that they create, or they make living things from other living things. But when they advertise it in the newspapers, they created life. Like the first time that they did test tube babies, we call them test tube babies, right? This is what it came in newspaper. Scientists have made test tube babies. Now what does that sound like in your mind test tube, all of you have been to school, you know what a test tube is right? means that they took some, you know, carbon, some hydrogen, some, you know, elements here that according to test tube, they heated it stirred it up, and I'll pop the baby, right? When you actually found out what was the details of what they did. They took a sperm
that took a ovum, they put them together, and then they put it back in the woman.
Life here, they took what was already living, along with what was already living and put together what the law had already set in process of creating other living things didn't create any life and so on and so forth. You will find they come up with new developments with always they will make life from life. They can start from zero.
And that is what is it irks them.
It irks them,
that they can't do this, because it destroys their idea that this world came into being by accident. The Big Bang,
the Big Bang, which is what an explosion, a massive explosion.
What they're saying is that this big bang, this huge, massive explosion created this world and everything in it. Common sense tells them No way.
Because if you took atomic bombs, and you drop them in a junkyard
bomb after bomb Do you ever think do you think ever that on one occasion, that bomb is going to produce it with a junkyard car junkyard for example, outgrows the Rolls Royce
door open key in the ignition engine purring. Right.
They say yeah, it could happen.
Anything is possible, given infinite time.
It's possible. They illustrate it. They say well, if you put 100 monkeys in a cage and gave them typewriters, and give them an ultimate individual interest amount of time, one of them would be able to type out the whole of the Quran for you
give them Arabic typewriters, right. The whole of the crime beating on the under those typewriters with their nose, their elbows, toes, everything sitting on it. Eventually a whole copy of the crime is gonna come out. This is what they say.
So a lot challenges challenges them he is the one who creates you can do this. No matter what you do, you can manipulate Yes, you manipulate you learn how to manipulate Well, we've taught you a lot of others, but create real creation. No.
He Allah is the Forgiving and loving the beloved.
He stresses here, not only forgiveness, but loving, because people sometimes forgive.
But there is no love.
Who did this to me. Okay, I forgive you. But in my heart, there is something remaining right?
It's very difficult to forgive somebody after they've done something bad and love them. But this is a law. He is also a dude.
scholars say alpha dude.
Means Al Habib.
He is the loving and the loved
is the one who loves in a way that no human being no creature can love.
His love for salsa lamb gave an example to try to bring it close to our mind how great His love is. He said that a lot of love
for the sinners will turn back into repentance to him
is greater than a man whose ride he had a ride out in the desert. His ride ran off with his food, his drink and all of his belongings. He's left on the desert today.
He gives up hope. He lives down under a tree preparing himself to die.
And he looks up and there is the camel sitting above. He grabs all of the reins. Imagine how happy they would be. I mean that is the peak of happiness.
Allah is more happy
than such an individual happy
with their turning back to him in repentance, he loves them and is happy with them. The larochelle Majeed,
the glorious Owner of the Throne,
the glorious Owner of the Throne, there are two narrations recitations for this voloshin Majeed that is Alma g do, or the Option Majidi and it changes the meaning in one will Arjun Maji do the glorious Owner of the Throne goulash in Majidi, the owner of the glorious throne.
Both narrations are authentic narrations, recitations of the crime.
And then it's a law has praised
the throne and the second recitation is praise the throne calling it al Majeed which is vast, vast in its essence.
It is the highest point of creation.
It is the closest of creation to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is above it.
The Mighty throne.
which is brought on the Day of Judgment by
angels carried on the Day of Judgment by angels or the law said
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throne of your Lord will be carried by angels above them.
Those people who say a lot throne is really his dominion.
Because the idea of a throne and a lot of being above the Throne they say rules doesn't sound like you know, because when you think of a throne, you think of
something looking like a chair. And it means that you're gonna sit on top of it. A lot like a human being. So we say no, no, no throne. throne really needs a lost dominion is power over everything.
But how do you explain a law saying that
angels will carry it on the Day of Judgment. They will carry a lot of dominion.
They're quick Aries power is this nonsense. So we accept the throne as Allah describes it. As the prophet SAW Selim described it.
The arch, as distinct from the curacy was the accuracy was similar to
where the throat the footstool, the course is the footstool extends over the heavens and the earth. prophesied element said that the whole of the world in relationship to the footstool
is like an iron ring thrown in the middle of a boundless desert.
That's the whole of this world, the whole universe everything in relationship to the cusi the footstool
and the footstool, in relationship to the arch to the throne is like that same ring, throne in that same boundless desert.
This is how great the throne is.
So Allah swears by it
or not swears by it, but he attributed attributed to himself.
goulash possessing the throne
and whenever a lot of attributes things to himself, it means that they have a special value they're great. They're important.
In this also is proof that our lies above his creation.
Because we have people today
been around for some time saying that lies everywhere
is in me and he's in you. Sai Baba in India says is more in me than the rest of us. So worship me and he has 8 million people worshipping Him
as God incarnate.
This is the proof Ron Solomon said
with regards to the throne.
He said that there are 100 levels in Paradise and since I hasten to add there are 100 levels in paradise. The distance between each is like the distance between the sky and the earth.
your doubts is
The highest from it flows the Four Rivers of Paradise, and above it is the throne
and above it is the throne.
So, Allah is above his throne as he said.
And for those who have problem with that, then go to a Muslim, where Marya venal hakob narrated that he had slapped his servant girl, and was regretful for what he did want it to free her as, as a means of repentance came to the prophet SAW Selim and asked him about it. The prophet SAW Selim said, Bring her and he asked her two questions. Two questions, which he would use to determine whether she was a believer,
a believing Muslim? In which case he would say to him free her, or whether she was not. The first question was
Do you believe in Allah?
Where is Allah?
And her answer was fissa Ma,
above the heavens.
And then he asked a woman and Who are you? Who am I? And she said,
You are the Messenger of Allah. So he said to her tomorrow, how can I
free her because she is a true believer.
Free her because she's a believer. He had her free on the basis of our statements, that a lot is above the evidence.
So there really is no room for arguments after that. The last two verses
in the last two verses, a lot says their
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Two more verses. Attack I had these two julu. Here I wanna watch a movie. Have you heard about the story of the hosts of Pharaoh and the mood?
This is a reminder of the greatness of allies control is dominion over everything.
That the ultimate ultimately will punish the believer, the disbelievers whether it is in this life, or the next
violin legend, aka roofie taglib will love him and watch him or he'll.
Yes, the disbelievers remain in denial. But a law surrounds them from behind
that, in spite of the signs of the lies left the pyramids, the ancient ruins, whether it's in the north of England, Stonehenge, or it's
in Africa, or America or Asia, wherever there are signs of the previous generations that were destroyed.
But people remain in a state of denial. They don't want to deal with the realities of it.
They will research it they will write stories about it and teach it in universities. But they won't reflect on it.
They don't take it the science, which aligns left behind because Have you wished these ruins could have been devastated so completely that you would not see any behind? But he left them behind as science.
Well, Walker Anno Majeed follows him. Indeed, this is a glorious for an inscribed in a secured look
for an Majeed,
a glorious crime alarm calls for an corallian Karim noble crime and coronella v. The Magnificent crime, but he never called the Koran the Holy Quran
is something we need to reflect on. We're in the habit today as referring to the Quran as the Holy Christ and the Holy Prophet.
This is the influence of Christianity on us because they call their book the Holy Bible.
So in order to elevate the Quran to that status, they call it the Holy Quran. As you have the Holy Bible you have the Holy Quran, but this description of the Quran is not found anywhere in the Quran or the sooner so we should avoid it. Call the kurama de la call it the noble call on the magnificent Koran.
Right, the glorious score and etc. Follow him
inscribed in the secured book
The court is protected as a lot of promise that you will protect it and then after an agenda decra for in the who the hospital. So, a hedger first nine, a law says that we have revealed this reminder and we will protect it,
he protected it and the place that he protected in protected it in he also protected
the loss and my food in which the car is contained, is itself protected.
It is the record of everything
which cannot be changed,
cannot be influenced.
It is protected from
the play of the jinn books which are around in the world today. Though they may be attributed back to profits of the past, they have been distorted and changed
through human beings and the jinn. They have played with these texts.
Whereas the Koran allows preserved it
in all of its aspects, and preserve the very place in which it is cabinets, lotion or food
or they've been farm it had said at the bottom saw sentiment said the first thing which a lot created was the pen
and instructed the pen to write and the pen asked what should it write a lot told it to write everything that was and would be this record is the Lord Allah.
So this Surah Surah Al guru which
contains in it
signs for us to reflect on with regards to laws greatness is power is knowledge.
Science with regards to the trials of the believers will face in this life
glad tidings that they will ultimately succeed, that the disbelievers will be punished no matter what we see in this life.
And also, that's for the believers, ultimate success comes in the next life.
The surah is one we should all reflect on.
The story of the boy and the king is therefore reflection.
It is very important for us to treat the Quran as a book of reflection, and not
a an amulet, something which we recite for protection, while not understanding what we are reciting.
This is the common state of Muslims today. We don't know what we're reading.
We need to know what we're reading. The Lord told us that the maroon Al Quran Will they not reflect on the Quran,
or are their hearts locked up, sealed, unable to benefit from the message like the Jews before us?
becoming donkeys carrying books on our backs.
We need to reflect on
it has in us in its guidance for us to handle all of the needs of our lives. The circumstances we were faced here as Muslims, the trials we're faced here.
We have to know that if we stand firm, ultimately, success is with the law.
And even what appears to us to be failures. If we're patient with the failures, Allah counted as success for us. We don't lose.
Only if we give up hope.
Only if we give up faith.
The surah calls us to renew our faith in Allah, to be sincere to him,
to be sincere to the religion that we claim to be a part of.
Success only is only for those who are ultimately sincere. I ask Allah to help us to achieve sincerity loss in our worship, in our practice of the religion.
To give us success with regards to our demand to live as believers and to die as believers
and to give us success
In carrying this message of faith to the world, in which we live,