Channel: Daood Butt
In this video we learn about the 18th Juzz / Part of The Quran, which consists of Surah Al-Mu’minoon (The Believers), Surah An-Noor (The Light), and the first 20 Verses of Surah Al-Furqaan (The Criterion).
Items we cover are:
– Beautiful Qualities of believers and their reward
– Milk from the belly of the animals
– Description of the people who do good deeds
– The hope and cry of those who depart from this world wishing to return
– Warning not to accuse one’s spouse
– Allah proved the innocence of Aisha (RA)
– Seeking permission before entering someones home
– Importance of lowering one’s eyesight
– The Parable of the Light of Allah
– Teaching children to respect their parents times of privacy
– Testimony of the false gods on the Day of Judgement
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So it is the 18th night of Ramadan tonight in sha Allah. And we are getting very, very close to, you know, the nights that we strive for later to try to find later to recover. So we need our energy, and we need our food. So hope you're eating well, I also hope that you're eating less. One thing that I've noticed as we're waiting for people to log in is, every year during the month of Ramadan, I end up finding out that I'm eating too much, even though I'm not eating as much. And that's because we usually tend to eat at two specific times if I have time, and it's the whole time. And the amounts that we're eating is so much that it sometimes doesn't really, you know, get digested
enough, because we don't move, right, we don't move around as much during the timings that we're actually eating. So there's a few things that we need to try and do in Sharla. And that's, you know, cut back on what we're eating.
But also cutting back on, you know how much we're eating and increasing the amount of exercise that we do is just talking to a brother. And he was saying, you know, he tried to, you know, go out for a bike ride every now and then. And that's important for us to try and do on the last. So we need to stay healthy, we need to stay fit. And that's going to help us with our email address throughout the last 10 nights, many of us think you know what, we should just not do anything strenuous or anything difficult. And just push really hard during the last night's but it's important for us to be added as well.
So having said that, you know, yesterday, I was thinking to myself, I think I'm eating a little bit too much. And I have actually been losing weight. So usually during Ramadan, I lose weight, and I keep track, I actually record my wait every single day at the same time so that it's not like a different reading. And, you know, I've noticed that I've been losing weight. However, I feel like I've been eating too much, even though losing weight. So
this morning for several weeks, I only had an orange and three days.
That's it in terms of like actual food eating things. The rest was just coconut water and water. So coconut water and water I have you know, regularly. But first of all, I only had an orange and three days and then have the law I actually feel perfectly fine. Right now I didn't have any issues, I felt like I was stuffed from supper last night. Maybe that's because you know, we had an amazing supper last night in the lab. But you know, still, sometimes we overdo it. And so my brothers and sisters made sure to stay healthy. Because when you know even even though we might be fit physically, if we're eating too much, it makes us feel tired and groggy. And it becomes very
difficult for us during the last 10 nights to worship Allah subhana wa to add a little bit more than usual, if we are going to eat too much, right, and those who are memorizing for an typical, you know, advice that we give to students of the core and all the time when you're memorizing and we know very well that you have to eat less because when you eat more than it slows the brain down and your blood circulation is not as it should be, and it becomes very difficult for you to retain. Okay,
so let's look at these two sources. Today we're going to be covering the 18th Joseph or the 18th see bottom of the Quran, the 18th part of the Quran and we're going to focus on three sutras two in particular one we're just going to begin the first is so let's move on. And the second is sort of the North. The third sort is sort of been forgotten but we are only going to do a little bit of it. Okay.
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So what often what we know and it is titled The believers Allah Subhana Allah says you're at the very beginning and sort of zoom in on this mean learning and wash man
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me in so many of it.
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And I have to go on some kind of like you know what, sometimes you just want to keep reciting, but it is what it is. We're limited on time. So here are some headwinds and is showing us qualities of the believers can
beautiful qualities of the believers, Allah subhana wa tada says, successful indeed are the believers hamdulillah. Those of us that believe Alhamdulillah is a blessing from Allah. But don't just take it as that a lot of the time, we find people who believe we say, Oh, you know, we're the people of paradise. Well, wait a second, there's no guarantee that we are going to continue to live upon amen and Islam. So we need to continue to work at it. And it's always going to or not always, but we see a lot of the time, those who stepped back who say, you know what, I don't have time for Islam, I don't have time for myself, I don't have time for fasting, I don't have time for Ava.
That's where the Islam in them starts to slip away. So my brothers and sisters have lots of handling data showing us here, but let me know when successful indeed are the believers, those who humble themselves in prayer, who avoid idle talk, who pay their zeca, right? They pay, there's the ohms, that they're that that they are supposed to pay, if they meet that criteria. Those will guard to their chastity except for their wives or those in their possession. And then they are free from blank.
But whoever seeks beyond that are the transgressors. The believers are also those who are true to their trusts and Covenants, and those who are properly observant of their prayers, you notice all that is mentioned once again, though, sorry, these are the ones who will be awarded paradise as their own, they will be there forever. So Allah Subhana, Allah mentions the qualities of believers. And he mentioned some of the things look, it's not all of the qualities of the believers, but it is some of the qualities. And so that is mentioned twice, right, that we make sure that we are particular with our prayers. So that's important for us, you know, to to focus on,
then almost some kind of added transitions into mentioning some of his signs, right, I'm not going to go through them, because we just went through quite a few of the signs. And the last time we were talking about swift to none. But over here, Allah Subhana, Allah mentions the milk, right, the milk from the cow.
What's going on here, right, the milk from the cows. So lots of headwinds added shows us that the milk came from the belly of the cow. And certainly there in that is a lesson for us in what in the cattle for those sorry, for from whose bellies, we give you milk to drink. And in them are many other benefits for you. And from them, you may eat. So lots of handling data shows us the importance of eating what he has made halaal for us, and also the fact that from these animals, or what some Henry China has blessed us with milk. And milk in itself is something that you know, when you think of it, it comes from the belly of the animal, right? It's coming from the belly of the animal, which
is not really something that you would eat, you know, if you tell someone who's never heard of that before, they'd be like, Oh, that's gross. You guys actually eat that or drink that stuff? Yeah, we do. Because it's become the norm nowadays, right? So it's so common and so normal for people to consume it. But you know, if you were to tell people who have never heard of this before, they'd be like, that's absolutely amazing. You know, something liquid comes from the bellies of the animals and you guys drink it, hey, you know, sometimes take myself out of the shoes of us, you know who we are, and try to, you know, understand what it would be like for people who have never heard about
Islam ever before or who have never heard of certain cultures and customs that we are accustomed to as human beings. So then Allah Subhana Allah shows us a number of other you know, blessings, we're not going to go through all of them. We'll skip to actually verse number 99. Okay, verse number 99, of swords, you know,
in verse number
Actually, no, yeah, we'll go straight to 99 All right, awesome. Handle is added says here. When death approaches any of them they cry, my Lord, let me go back. So here Allah subhana wa tada is showing us an example of those who, you know, came to Allah subhanho wa Taala as and they returned to him, but they returned in a condition that they were not pleased with and they realized it's too late. For those of you that are on Instagram, I know some of you have been saying that it's been lagging or it keeps pausing. I'm not too sure why that's happening. But if you want to go straight on to YouTube
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yeah, I know even my wife has messaging saying that, you know, the connection is a little bit weak on Instagram, which is weird because it just lost all the viewers that I typically have. But hamdulillah we'll keep going with it. Okay.
So first number 99 and 100, Allah Subhana was added showing us about those who when they come to a loss of handling data after they returned him after death, you know, they would wish to come back. And so when death approaches any of them, they cry, my Lord, let me go back, right, it's called g rune. And then Allah Subhana, WA, tada shows us what they would ask for. Now, as a man who saw your hand FEMA talked, so that I may do good in one hand left behind, I want to go back and do good with what I've left behind, I want to fulfill my oath. So I want to be good to my parents or, you know, be kind to my neighbors or fulfill you know, the rights of others and, you know, do justice to my
children and spouse and so on and so forth. But it would be too late Allah subhana wa tada says, never, it is only a useless appeal that they make. And there is a barrier behind them until the Day they are resurrected, as it becomes very difficult for them to, to know the truth that they would not be able to come back and do what they're saying that they're going to do. It wouldn't do it. Right, they wouldn't do it. And so a lesson plan without it showing us they say that they want to come back to this earth to do what to do good deeds, right? If enough talked in what we what we have left behind, but they would not actually do that, if they were to return it's false, it's fake, it's
just made up. It's just something they're asking for, to defer them from the situation that they're in. But Allah knows that if he was to return them to this earth, they still would not do good. And so Allah subhana wa, passes through that and doesn't allow them to return. Obviously, we know once we've left and returned to Allah subhana wa Tada, we don't just come back to this earth, right.
And that's all actually that we're gonna cover from sort of noon. Because we need to go right into sort of the North, there's a lot in sort of to know that needs to be covered right from the beginning of us a panel with Alice's
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masukkan, which it says this is a Surah Surah.
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and made its rulings within it obligatory. So this sort of was revealed and the rulings that are found within it have been made obligatory. For those that are on Instagram, what I'm going to do is I'm going to reconnect because it seems like you're unable to watch and it is frustrating you and frustrating me which means
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why this is happening.
So Allah subhana wa tada says, this is a sutra which We have revealed and made its rulings obligatory and revealed in it clear commandments, so that you may be mindful, okay, clear commandments, so that you may be mindful within this surah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala, you know, has mentioned quite a few of the laws within Islam. And that doesn't mean that the rest of the Quran doesn't show the laws that have been mentioned. But what what I mean by this is
going to restart my phone. What I mean by this is, you know, there are certain things that are usually not spoken about that Allah Subhana, which Allah touches upon in these, you know, in these verses that we find in sort of the North. And if you just look at the next few verses, you'll see that they're yourselves. But what I'm going to cover those, and we're not going to cover them on purpose, my brothers and sisters, because it'll take too much time, and it raises too many questions. And we just don't have time to do justice to the topic right now. And it's also a topic that, you know, can, you know, confuse a lot of people and just make things a little bit difficult.
Also, we need to respect the laws of the land that we live in. So if we live in a country and there are laws there, we need to respect them, right? If someone commits a crime, we have to follow the laws of that land. We can't just implement the academic, you know, shadia upon the Muslims themselves, that's not the way that a country or you know, a governing system works. You have to respect
The laws of the lens that you live in. And so, even though Allah subhana wa tada says certain things that, you know, are to be done to the Muslims, if it was to make some mistake, we don't carry it out because we are not living in a Muslim, you know, led country, a country where, you know, the governing system is, according to his now
I've been to countries that have tried to implement this. And Allah Subhana Allah knows best how, you know, well, that works for them. Because usually, it's always some sort of a hybrid system. However, I don't want to get into it, like I mentioned, we're gonna go straight to verse number six, Allah Subhana, Allah says, When leadin
Allah subhana wa jal is now talking about those who accuse their spouse of doing something how wrong that they shouldn't do. And I know there might be children watching, so I'm not gonna go into any detail. So if you get the idea, a lot of headlines, and it says, and those who accuse their wives of adultery, but have no witness except themselves, the accuser must testify, swearing four times by a law that he is telling the truth. Now, this is important, because
as much as I don't want to get into some of these details, you know, during our session, it's important because
we need to understand how severe it is to actually accuse someone of something when they're innocent. Okay. And sadly, my brothers and sisters, many people, many husbands, many wives, when they are not happy with their spouse, they find it very easy to accuse them of doing something wrong. And the loss of handling data warns us here, you might not be happy with the person you might not like what they've done, you might not be, you know, pleased in your relationship, and so on and so forth. But that gives you no right to accuse them of anything, how long if you have no valid evidence and proof for it. So Alyssa pedowitz ad is showing us here, those of the men who are going
to accuse their wife of doing something that they shouldn't have done right committing adultery, they must testify, swearing four times by a law, that he is telling the truth, then Allah subhana wa statuses and the fifth oath that Allah May condemn him if he is lying.
So you gotta swear by Allah, but you're telling the truth four times and testify. However, the fifth time is, and if I'm lying down a log will punish me and can punish me for this, right? So it's like warning you before you actually even think of doing this, Hey, be careful, right? Be careful of what you're doing. for her to be spared the punishment, she must swear four times by a lot that he is telling a lie. Right. Now, of course, like we said, there's no punishment in the country that that I'm living in. Okay. And that doesn't mean that, you know, this is completely disregarded. But over here for us in North America, yes, it pretty much is why because we don't have a [???]ty, you know,
judiciary system. So we leave that aside, then lots of data says though, that she must swear four times by law that he is telling a lie. And the fifth time is, of course, that's her oath that she's taken with a lesson plan of attack, right?
Then unless the data says you would have suffered, had it not been for Allah's grace and mercy upon you and had not been Accepting of repentance, not been Accepting of repentance, all wise.
What do we see here? Why am I mentioning this? I'm mentioning this my brothers and sisters. Because first of all, it's mentioned in the Quran, right? So we put it out there. Secondly, I mentioning it because there are times when husband and wife, you know, argue with each other and get into, you know, really, really nasty positions with each other. And then they come to see me. And what happens is, for the most part, people are pretty fair. Okay, I have to say that for the most part, people are pretty fair. They're not going to accuse someone of something that they haven't done. But there are some that come and they say, Nope, I swear by a law that this is the truth and she's done this.
And when you ask them for proof, they're like, I just know.
Okay, you know, or a wife comes and she complains about her husband, she's like, I just know, I just have the feet, I have a feeling No, there's no such thing as having a feeling. You can have the feeling but you can't accuse him of something, you know, just based off a feeling. You have to have proof of it. And so my brothers and sisters, look, if you have no proof and you have no evidence, you just have a feeling. Then try to work around that feeling. Try to deal with things in a way that allows some handling data will be pleased with you in what you're going through. And that's absolutely important because
it'd be said for a relationship to break or to break up because
Have, I just feel it or just have a feeling. But if you can't put that aside, then it's going to drive you nuts. It's gonna make you go insane. And there are there are quite a few people we've dealt with, right around the world who have gone through similar issues, where they're just like, I know she's doing something, or I know he's doing something. Oh, you know. Okay, so what's your proof in evidence? I don't have any proof in evidence. Okay, so you don't know. No, I know. But what do you know, I don't know. You see, for someone who's listening to that, it doesn't make any sense. And this is where my brothers and sisters stay away from rumors. Stay away from friends that are going
to spread rumors, stay away from family members that are going to spread rumors, you don't need them in your life, it's going to cause problems for you and problems for your children and problems for everyone. And it usually never ends well. So stay away from that my brothers and sisters and be careful of it. Then Allah subhana wa tada tells us about the lower the incidence of if medica to if.
And here a loss of Henry data showing us you know how difficult it was for a shadow of the law. But he said something really interesting. Indeed, those who came up with that outrageous slender are a group of you. It's just a small group, right. And they accuse that a show of your love of having an affair with someone else, right, we'll get into the story because it's really, really long. But to make this long story short, a lot of headway data then says do not think this is bad for you. Rather, it is good for you, they will be punished each according to their share of the sin. As for their mastermind, he will suffer a tremendous punishment. So my brothers and sisters, the hardships
that come to us in this life,
a loss of hundreds, and it takes justice on the Day of Judgment. And I remember just a few days ago, one of the brothers, you know, he messaged me, and he was saying something he's like, you know, we're gonna know the truth about this on the Day of Judgment. Yes, we'll know the truth about everything on the Day of Judgment, right. And that's an indication that sometimes we just need to be patient with things in this life and just move past it, and things will get better, and things will be better in sha Allah. Okay. And then Allah says, If only the believing men and women had thought well of one another, when you heard this rumor, and said, This is clearly an outrageous lender. How
many times do we hear negativity, you know, sometimes you say something, and it's taken as a negative thing. You know, this happened to me, just recently, actually, you know, I mentioned something about someone, and someone thought I was saying something bad about them. And I wasn't, I was actually saying it out of, you know, good intent, that I would like to see this person, you know, I have respect for this person, I would like to see them being respected. I don't think that this is nice, the way it's been put out there and actually makes that person, you know, seem very angry, very upset, and it's not nice, it doesn't give a good impression of who that person really
is. So that's, you know, something there that, you know, sometimes as human beings, we need to understand each other in a different way. Be more understanding by asking questions, clarify, explain. Also, my brothers and sisters, we should not be so quick to stab our Muslim Brothers sister in the back. What I mean by this is like backbiting and saying things bad about them behind their backs, you know, there are warnings that come to us from us of handling data in this surah on how we are to behave and what we're supposed to do. So the longer it has, she reached a point in that relationship with the prophets on the longer end, he will sell them for a whole month, he didn't
speak to her
for a whole month, he didn't speak to her. And that was not something that was right on his part. And so a law had a law had proven the innocence of the lover, and he proved the, the innocence of the mother and her when the prophet SAW the longer it was some of them came to her, he showed the lover and had we see this in the Hadeeth that she narrates. And you know, he says, he says to her look, if you did this, right, if you if you had this affair, if you did this, these actions, then ask a lot for forgiveness, and let's just move on. And if you didn't do it, then it's okay. Let's just move on. And she was like, Whoa, that means that you actually think or feel that I may have
done something wrong. And she got upset with that. And she was like, No, if that's the case, then I am not moving forward. And she you know, sort of went on her own. And that's where a loss of handling data revealed the verses to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of you know here in this sutra
of her being innocent.
So we see here how you know at each level the love and had did not do anything that was wrong with another men and you know, her innocence was proven by Allah subhana wa Tada, what a beautiful way to have your innocence proven to society, and that goes to show us how we need to
Be more understanding and more forgiving of each other and put things aside and not be so quick to accuse and to point fingers at one another. Okay.
Let's move on to verse number 27 and 29. Forgive me today I'm tired. I've been live streaming quite a bit. I've been recording quite a bit and just been in front of the lights in front of the computer all day.
So versus number 27 and 29. Almost the penalties add it shows us here seeking permission before entering someone's home, right? Yeah, you're letting them and let them loose in the vein of BeautyCon.
had that test that needs to go believers do not enter any house other than your own house until you have asked for permission and greeted its occupants, this is best for you. So perhaps you will be mindful. So here we see a lesson plan with Anna showing us when we go to someone's home, we need to seek, you know, pardon or seek permission before entering. And in the very next verse, verse number 28, Allah Subhana, WA tada elaborates a little bit further, he says, if you find no one at home, do not enter it until you have been given permission. And if you are asked to leave, then leave. This is more pure for you. And the law has perfect knowledge of what you do. So first of all, we'll start
with the end of the law says that he has perfect knowledge, he knows if you're going to enter abundance, if you're going to do something you're not supposed to do a lesson plan with Adam knows about it. And he tells us don't enter the homes of someone else until you've sought permission. So
not before you enter seek permission, right?
Knock and wait,
what we see in the son of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam is we
or we say send them right set up already.
And you wait. And then you use seek, you know, pardon a second time. And then you wait and a third time and you went in a third time go away. Right? If they do not allow you to enter or they do not respond to you leave even if you see them through the window, even if you see their car in the driveway, you see their shoes inside the door, right? You see them which technically we're not supposed to even be looking, right. The believer is one who doesn't even look inside the window of someone else. Right? We're supposed to stay away from that because Allah subhana wa tells us whether to just assume, right?
We're not supposed to be spying as we see in the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam don't spy on each other, don't spy on others. And so if someone is at home, and we know they're at home, and this is why I lost the pen without it even mentioned to you in the verse. And if you're asked to leave, then leave, which means they're there. They're home, but they're telling you, I'm sorry, I can't, I can't tend to the door right now. I can't, I can't come to the door right now. Right then leave, give that person their privacy, give them their space, they're in their home, that's their home. It belongs to them. I remember when we were when we were students in Medina, you know, this is
one of the problems that we had, we were you know, we had our rooms. And you know, we're all adults, but sometimes it would be you know, the
the motion if
the person who's looking after the building would come by and take attendance at 10 o'clock at night every night Even though we're adults come by and just walk through the door wouldn't even knock sometimes. And I remember one saying you know what's going on here, like knock on the door before you come in, like this is our home. I don't come to your home and just barge through the door. So don't come to my home and barge through the door. And, and hamdulillah he understood, you know, we mentioned this idea. And he understood he was like, okay, you're right, I should actually knock. So then he started to just knock and then enter the door, open the door. And so we're like house, we're
gonna keep the door locked now, because you don't understand like you just coming right in. And I don't blame him as well, because he has to go to every single door in the entire building and every single room and take attendance, which isn't easy. But how do I you know, when you live there, it's like calling, you just want some privacy. And this is what a loss of habitat is showing us here, right? give that person their their space. And if they don't give you permission to enter, then don't enter. If they're not there, then do not enter as well. Right? Don't enter someone else's home if they're not there.
Now the next verse that we're going to take is verse number 31. of souped up north, which is absolutely important for us. Because a lot of the time, you know we see in masajid or in lectures, we tell the brothers control your gaze, look down, you know, control yourselves. But Allah subhanho data here is telling the believing women as well control yourself control your gaze. So it's not just the brothers a lot of the time people say, Oh, you know,
you know men, men can't control themselves. That's why women have to wear hijab. That's not why women have to wear hijab.
Right, this is different than a loss of Halloween that is talking to the men differently talking to the women differently. There's certain things for each one of them. But we see here, that's a loss of hen with Adam mentions, you know, to the believing women, and tell the believing women to lower their gaze and guard their chastity and not to reveal their adornments except what normally appears right? To go out in society as men and as women, we are supposed to be covered. Right, we're supposed to be covered and dressed properly and appropriately, in a way that will also pan with added, prefers and wants from us. And so we need to be people that respect that and respect it for
others in society, helping others to protect themselves as well. So that's, you know, something we need to keep in mind my brothers and sisters a lot of the time, you know, we very quickly we point fingers at others, like we just finished seeing in the previous verses, and then also pedowitz ad is showing us Hey, you're pointing fingers at others still because it's supposed to be pointing at yourself, right? And so he tells the believing women lower your gaze, because it's not just men that are attracted to you know, women, it is women as well that are attracted to men. And this is what we see, you know, the advice from Allah subhana wa Tada.
He then tells the believing women to draw their veils over, you know, their chests. So, this is like basically the dress code now, that has been mentioned, and not to reveal their adornments except to their husbands or to their spouse, to their father, to their father in law's to their sons, their step sons, their brothers, their brothers, sons or sisters, sons, their fellow women, you know, those that are with them, you know, around them servants and so on and so forth. Male attendants with no desire So for example, if someone is really old, you know, there's different rulings in a snap with regards to that, or children who are still unaware of, you know, the, you know, the, the,
the body of the woman, right, and the same applies to the men, right? In the sense that he's supposed to also be careful of who he is around or showing himself in front of, then Allah Subhana, Allah says, Let them not stomp their feet, drawing attention to their hidden adornments. Some of the scholars say that this is because at the time of the Sahaba of the alarm home, you know, they used to wear anklets and the anklets when they walk would draw attention, you know, you'd hear the anklets you know, cleaning. And you would hear that and it would draw attention to them other scholars or, you know, modern scholars, or, actually, no, let me take that back. It's not really
modern scholars, but some scholars say that this is also referring to, you know, wearing high heeled shoes, right? And revealing, you know, the shape or the form of the swing of the body. And so my brothers and sisters, you know, we need to be very careful. It's not it is a serious matter. It's not something to joke around about, we need to be people that learn, you know, what's what's important and what's good for us in society. You know, what's permitted for us what's not permitted for us? Yes, wearing loose clothing and handing love but then it was a pen with Alan wants us to do what's best. And that's where there's, these are not my rules. These are this is not me saying any
of this, this is a must have Hannibal Lecter, Adda, you know, coming with this advice for us as human beings, we need to try and take it and embrace it. And they say this because not everyone is at the same level. Some people will look at this and say, but I don't even wear hijab, may Allah subhanaw taala grant you the strength to be able to do that, right? I mean, we should all say me, male Muslim, how do we try to make it easy for all of us to gain a special status and level with our Creator, that he is pleased with us in whatever it is we do. And a one knows our hearts and he knows our intentions, and a loss of headlights and and knows our level of ability as well. And so we ask a
lot to grant us the strength to constantly push ourselves to reach a higher level to reach a better status with him. And with him alone, because when we reach a higher status with some kind of data, naturally, you start to reach that higher status in society. And this is also a warning
to the men. Look, you have to understand that when you point a finger at someone else, you should be pointing three fingers, at least back at yourself, right? Our mothers all taught us that today's Mother's Day, right? And so how to love them every day is Mother's Day. Why? Because the profits in the long run even someone was asked who is more deserving of our, you know, honor and respect after a loss of hundreds and in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, and he said your mother and then he was asked, you know, then who and he says your mother and he was asked once again and then who and then he says your mother and ask the fourth time and then who and then he said your father. And
so it's important for us to give to our mother always in constantly and then hamdulillah as believers we do this. And this is why Mother's Day to us is like you know, it's like any other day because we're always looking after our mother. And if it isn't that we need to make it that we need to make you know
free day, a day that we look after our parents that we appreciate our parents and we make them feel good always and forever throughout their lives and try to work towards attaining paradise for them. As in the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that when when someone's parents passes away, and when I mean by his son, this is a statement that he made, right? When one of our parents passes away,
there are certain things that we can do for them, which is considered a southern Nigeria, it's not only when they pass away, we can actually do it within their lives. And one of those things is one of them solid end ruler, that you are a pious child. And what we mean by pious is someone who's righteous, right, someone who's righteous, who's good, who prays and asks and needs to Allah for their parents. So that's something that's important for us to do. My brothers and sisters, look, we look after our parents in their life, and we look after them after they've left as well. So lots of headwinds added here is showing us look don't point fingers at others, right point fingers at
yourself, try to be the better person. And I don't want anyone to take this and say, oh, dad's giving us a lecture, I'm not giving you a lecture. Take what Allah subhana wa tada tells you don't take it for me, it's not from me, these these are not my rules. These are, these are the rules of a loss of data. And I submit to the rules of a loss of handling data as best as I possibly can. And I encourage others to try and do that as well. I cannot enforce it, unless you handle it addresses and let you cannot have a dean, and neither should anyone else enforce it. But we should encourage one another to try and do what is best. If you have not been able to wear hijab, then Try it. Try it
sometimes. And you'll see some people say, you know what, I'm scared and society people look at me differently. Well, maybe they won't. We were just standing outside our family was just standing outside. And another family, the husband, the wife, the child's, you know, they walked by, and the wife, she said, Ramadan Mubarak to all of you. I was like, that's just amazing. I wish that that was how it was all the time. You know, I actually wish that I that I remember who they are. And if I see them again, you know, try and make friends with this family. That was so nice and respectful. You know, I just really enjoyed it. You know, they said something nice to us. And it made me feel you
know, that as human beings we need to be understanding of each other and we need to encourage each other to be better. And, you know, we need to show support to one another as human beings and through good manners through good behavior we asked lots of hand with added to make it easy for us to show the example of Islam to others. I mean,
let's move on. The beautiful idea. Right the idea to move Allah Subhana Allah says along Nora semo, it will have mother moody he commish cat in fee hemisfair Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. This is verse number 35, of sort of the North for those that are wondering, a lot is the light of the heavens and the earth. His light is like a niche, in which there is a lamp. The lamp is in a crystal, the crystal is like a shining star lit from the oil of the blessing. Olive Tree, located neither to the Far East, or sorry, neither to the east nor to the west, whose oil would give almost a glow.
Even without being touched by the fire, such a beautiful oil.
light upon light move Allah.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah guides whoever he wills to his light. And a law sets forth parables for humanity, for a law has perfect knowledge of all things.
What is and I'm going to ask you this question now in sha Allah to add, right. What is the niche? What is the Mischka? The scholars of Tafseer say that the Mischka the niche is the mustard. Right? It is the mustard. So when Allah Subhana Allah says his light is like a niche in which there is a lamp. Right? His light is like the mustard in which there is a lamp. So the wall is coming out from the mustard. Why? Because look at the next verse. That light shines through houses of worship, right? feed in Athena love and total Pharaoh, sorry, until the fair, where the color fee has moved.
The light shines through houses.
And these are houses of worship of course, which Allah has already
To be raised, where do we raise the name of Allah where do we worship Allah Subhan without it in the massage it and where his name is mentioned, he is glorified their morning and evening, when this energy that he left he finance had the room and law he had. So the messages belong to Allah and Allah is worshipped within the message. He then says in it, there are men who are not distracted people who are not distracted, either by buying or selling from a laws remembrance, or performing prayer or paying there's a cat the fear a Day when hearts and eyes will tremble. So it wasn't Henry's ad is showing us the importance of being connected to the message and how when we are at the
masjid, we should leave the dunya as in trying to focus on anybody and that's important because we're approaching the last 10 nights right? So we need to be focused on our worship and our about that. And then also kind of with Anna mentioned this move forward verse number.
Let's go to 58 and 60. Okay, 58 and 60 because time is ticking. Verse number 50. And in 60, I must have had with Allah shows us this important message that we are supposed to teach our children how they need to respect the space and the time of their parents. Okay. So it's, it's mentioned here in the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada says, all believers, let those bonds people.
I'm actually going to take this because it's one of our students, and I love when students attend. And I love when the students ask questions. So one of our students says,
actually put it up here.
So when they come share any ideas, if there will be any aid celebrations, or if we will be able to go to the mosque
during the last 10 days of Ramadan, okay, if we will be able to go to the mosque during the last 10 days of Ramadan. So, sister Layla, I know that we want to go to the masjid. And we're not sure at this point in time, if we are going to be able to have the aid celebrations. We don't know if, you know, the law will allow that. And like I said, earlier in this session, we have to respect the laws of the land that we live in. And so our Deen allows for flexibility on certain things. And I was doing some research upon this yesterday. And you know, some of some of our scholars mentioned Look, if if the reads Allah cannot be prayed, then that's okay. We can still pray. Doha, right, you can
pray Doha that's important to pray as well, which is basically the prayer of the morning. And it's a prayer that is given as a southern for the all the limbs and the joints that we have, I think I taught you this as our as our Waianae students, I mentioned that there is a southern Africa that we owe to Allah subhana wa tada every single day, showing gratitude for our bodies that we have our limbs and so on.
And so we can pray that prayer, will we actually be able to alumnos best, we wait on the health, the health advisories to come to us to show us if we're allowed to gather, you know, in certain amounts of numbers, but at this point in time, we are not going to. And you know what my wife brought up something really interesting. She said, we should encourage all of the Muslims to go out and to pray with their family, on their front lawn. So go on your front lawn as a family, so you're not mixing with anyone else. As a family as a household, you're just going on your front lawn, and then you're going to pray as a family, the Mother, the Father and the children, right, you're going to pray as a
family that would actually be a beautiful thing. Why because the eight so that is usually done out in the public, right in an open open grounds so that people can see us. And you know, it would be nice as a family if we come outside and we just pray with our family so that people can see today is the day that the Muslims are celebrating, and they begin their celebration by submitting to the Creator. That's a beautiful thing. Unless it knows best we'll keep you posted in Sharla still early. Okay, it's still early. Let's focus on the last 10 days of Ramadan. And the last 10 days of Ramadan No, of course at this point in time, we're not able to gather in the massage, but nothing is
stopping us from doing the actions of a bad that we would do at you know the masjid from the comfort of our home. Okay, so sister later if you are, you know, thinking you know what, we can go to the masjid and pray during the night and a half pm in Jamaica. Then bring that into existence within your home. And try to encourage one another right lead your mother, right lead your mother in law need your sisters if you have, you know sisters, lead them in prayer. And that's something that you can do as well.
And those of you that are living in an apartment, while I'm pretty sure if you're living in an apartment
You could just step outside as a family and just pray your prayers a family you know pray to god there's nothing stopping you it's not you're not doing an age prayer you're just praying to God as a family and then you go back to your home or you know go for a drive you know go for a walk as a family last kind of way to help us during this time let's take these at scale also kinda was added showing us something really important here. This is what we're going to end with K will take some time for gone tomorrow inshallah. Okay, so Allah subhana wa, tada is saying here, yeah, you Latina M and O believers, let those in your possession. And those of you who are still under age, ask for
your permission at three times. So your children or anyone who's living within your home, they should not come and disturb you as mother and father or husband and wife, right? your privacy in your room is important. And they know sometimes we don't like talking about this, but we should talk about it. And we should know about it. Children need to know about it for their parents, and children who are growing up like teenagers, they need to know because they're going to grow up and they need to know this as well. So there's three times in the day that also kind of Medina says is private to the husband and wife. Leave them alone or the mother and father, don't disturb them. And
if you need them, then make sure that you
ask permission. Okay, so the three times are before the done prayer, right before flowjo prayer. And also in the afternoon, right afternoon, remember is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu, I need to send them to take a nap in the afternoon Lula. And after the late evening prayer after a shot, so after a shot and before fudger. And in the afternoon, basically the times that you would go back to your room to relax a little bit, don't disturb your parents, you know, and children should know if you're coming to our room, you need to knock on the door, you can't just walk into the room. And this is important. This is etiquette my brothers and sisters that we teach to children, you have
to teach your children this, you know, they need to know what Allah Subhana Allah has made permissible for them as well so that they take ownership of their actions. Also, these are three times of privacy other than these times, there's no blame on you, for them to move freely. So you know, you can tell them other times you can come in right, for example is like four o'clock in the afternoon, you want to come in, okay, the doors open, you can come in, but when the doors closed, then you should either, you know, respect the fact that the doors closed or knock and seek permission. So that's important for us to teach our children and that Allah subhana wa tada says in
verse number 59, and when your children reached the age of puberty, let them seek permission
in order to come in, as their seniors do right as anyone who's older than them would do. This is how Allah makes his revelation clear to you, for Allah is all knowing, all wise. My brothers and sisters, there's just one thing I wanted to add to this point to these is, and it has to do with marriage of our children. Many of our children are teenagers now. And
sad. Sadly, we don't teach them enough about marriage. And this is something I really want to do inshallah, which is a marriage course, a workshop, where those of us who have young adults, as children who are looking to get married, they need to know what is permissible and what is not permissible in so many different ways. And one thing that I that I, I like to encourage all the time, is anyone who's getting married and I know right now not really anyone is getting married, and will make it easy for us. But Allah Subhana Allah shows us through the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there are certain things we need to know of before we get married.
And I always like to encourage anyone who's going to get married
to learn the rulings of divorce before getting married.
Why do I say this? Because people say, Oh, I'm not going to get divorced. And so they just ignore it. They're like, I'm getting married, I'm not thinking of divorce, or they're like, I'm marrying the perfect person. There's no way divorce is going to be in our lives. Well, what I always tell people is, you're not studying divorce in order to get divorced. You're studying divorce in order to know how to follow through with maintaining your relationship. As a married couple. You need to know the distance that you're supposed to go. You need to know how you can't just say I divorce you and walk away. It's not the way it works. My brothers and sisters, like you need to be respectful of the
other person. They are a human being who has a life as well. And you can't just play around with the life of other people in the life of children. You need to take ownership you need to take responsibility. You need to understand what is right and what is wrong. And what Allah Subhana Allah has made halal and haram and if it leads to divorce, if let's just say if love comes along, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to protect all of our marriages.
But if it does lead to divorce, then at least the couple knows how to correctly go about a divorce within Islam. Why? Because it is respectful. My brothers and sisters, it is showing respect to each other. So my brothers and sisters have always encouraged respect to one another show respect to each other and Allah subhana wa tada will make things easy for you in your marriage. That is all the time that we have just from a level Haytham or donica level fee come May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept your day of fasting. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant you the happiness of the fasting person who is happy when they break their fast and happy when they see a loss of handling to Allah, knowing
that they've broken their fast sorry, knowing that they fasted and enter the gates of Allah. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us beautiful weather, right because it's getting cold again, we're getting these freezing cold weathers outside again here in Canada. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us ease throughout this time of Ramadan, we ask Allah subhana wa tada to make it easy for us to enjoy the remainder of this month of Ramadan and to seek forgiveness from Allah and to attain that forgiveness from him mean which is a common level haven or some level we'll send them all about account and have you know how to do either early hirosaki or sell them or sell them or any commodity