30 in 30 Day 13 – Daily Quran Tafseer – Ramadan 2021
Channel: Daood Butt
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa he was salam wa ala in a V Hill Karim. Allah he have done of Salah to attend with tasleem rubbish Ronnie Sabri Wei acidity Embrey were locked attend melissani of Cabo Cali, my brothers and my sisters acidum were Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I pray and ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant all of you good health, long lives upon amen and Islam, strength Eman and closeness to the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, ask Allah Subhana water added to protect every single one of us from COVID-19, and any sort of pandemic or illness or plague. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah to make it easy for us to get through this difficult hurdle. And to proceed on with our lives in a way that we are comfortable. I mean,
so today is Sunday, April 25 2021. And it's a cold day outside, it's about zero degrees now, or it's nearing zero degrees with the wind chills probably about one or zero degrees going down to minus one. And
as much as we may complain,
sorry, as much as we may complain that it's getting cold again.
I was communicating with one of my colleagues from Medina, just the other day in his country in Africa. And he was telling me, he said, so Pamela, you are telling me that it's cold in Canada, and it's 40 degrees Celsius for them 40 degrees Celsius in the village where they have no air conditioning. And so we ask Allah Subhana Allah to add it to make it easy for them. And easy for every single one of us throughout this month of Ramadan. No doubt, we all, you know, try our best to feel as comfortable as we can throughout the month of Ramadan so that we don't get hungry or thirsty. But we have to remember that there's a lot of people out there who, you know, go through
certain challenges that we just don't even think of we just don't even think of because we're so busy with our lives and so busy with what's going on around us, you know, talking about pop up clinics and masajid for COVID-19 vaccines on multiple different groups and talking about, you know, the condition of certain countries or people in certain countries. And you know, a lot of it has to do with COVID that we completely forget the challenges that other people are going through. And my wife asked me this question the other day, she said,
Do you feel that we are doing enough to educate our children about the reality of what's going on in different countries around the world? And we're not talking about COVID, or anything related to covid 19? We're talking about what's happening on the ground? In terms of you know, are there any wars? Are there any? Is there oppression that's happening? How comfortable do the people live in those countries? Do they have access to food and water and safety and protection and medical assistance? What are the government's like in those countries? You know, stuff like that are things that we need to keep in mind my brothers and sisters and educate ourselves and educate our children
about we spent the last year talking about COVID-19
and the spread of covid 19. You know, the numbers that are going up and down. We've spent a lot of time talking about vaccines and different types of vaccines and vaccines, blood clots, numbers, you know, charts and so on what's happening on the ground in countries like Syria and Burma and Palestine? What's happening on the ground in countries like Central Africa, and understand and Kashmir and Pakistan, what's happening on the ground in many countries around the world? Are we even paying attention to that? And so as you know, things go on, you know, Somalia, Ethiopia, you know, some of these countries for years, decades, decades, there's been issues on the ground Yemen, our
brothers and sisters, you know, we need to
we need to really educate ourselves with regards to the world and what's happening around us. I we personally don't have a television. So you might think doubt we watch this on the news all the time. But you know, maybe as parents you watch it on the news, but you educate your children. We don't have a television, we don't have satellite, we don't have that in our home and hamdulillah but still we have the ability through the use of the Internet to educate ourselves. And really, this is one of the topics that we're looking at today. Family we're looking at sort of use of we started sort of use of in the 12 Joe's, today we're covering the 13th Joseph the poor and because it is the 13th of
Ramadan tonight is the 14th night of this month of Ramadan.
And so the story of use of it his Sam has a lot to do with family. If no claim Rahim Allah, he mentions that within this surah alone, there are over 1000 points of benefit.
Within this surah alone, there are over 1000 points of benefit. And I've taught this sort on multiple times, you know when as to when I when I would travel, some kind of law seems like a long, long time ago, you know, traveling, teaching for Al COVID Institute, you know, one of the one of the courses that I would teach is to have pseudo pseudo use of, so I've taught this sort of multiple times, and there are many lessons within it. In fact, we transition from, you know, the beginning of it, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being told, from Allah subhanho wa Taala
of the Quran and stories that are found within the Quran, and then dreams and interpretation of dreams and begins, he or starts, or is found right at the beginning of this solar transitions into family and honesty and trust in Allah subhanho, wa, taala. and patience, there's a lot of things that are found within this Surah Surah Yusuf. And if we were to simply look at some of them, you know, the surah begins, of course, we don't want to go into the 12th Joseph, so we'll stick to the 13th Joseph of the Quran.
And if we look at some of the things that use of it, his son has gone through with his brothers, you know, putting him in the well, and then lying to their father, and you know, making up a story. You know, as believers, when we think of these things, these are the brothers of use of it, his senem that are believers as well, they're believers in Allah subhanho wa tada and they're doing wrong, they're doing wrong, and they're lying. And that doesn't mean that they're safe and protected just because they're the children of a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala they're the children of
the children of Prophet yaku. But Allah has set up, but just because of the children of a prophet doesn't mean that they're protected and safe from any sort of punishment from Allah subhanho wa Taala. They have to give account for their actions as well. And so what we see in this story is that they start off being really nasty to their brother, really, you know?
just something tickling my throat and I can't drink water due to fasting. I know, some people are probably thinking, yeah, he's been coughing a lot. But it's just something tickling my throat.
So what are you doing, something's tickling your throat and you have to teach and it's the last hour before it is thought.
So here Allah subhana wa tada shows us in the story of use, if any has sent him that the brothers plotted a lot against their own brother, family relatives. And we saw an example yesterday with Prophet nor how to his son him and his son, and how it was saying that there's something that is thicker than blood, and that is the Shahada. So as believers in Allah subhanho wa Taala, we need to make sure that we do justice to everyone, including our family, and the story of use of Ida has sent him and his brothers, they show us how these boys they grow up, not really doing what they're supposed to do, in terms of that aspect of their life. That doesn't mean that everything else was
wrong, but in terms of the relationship that they have with their brother from another mother, right? They're not really in the greatest of relationships.
However, a loss of panaway to Hana flips that around and switches that around near the end of the story, and we'll look at that in shot loadout. Let's look at verse number 67.
In verse number 67, use of Allah has sent him has already spent time in jail, you know, he's been released from jail. He's given the possession of the as in he's made the minister of the cause and Minister of Agriculture. He's looking after the produce. He's looking after what was grown throughout the year. And he has a position, a high position, right position of status. And his brothers come to get some, you know, provisions, their yearly provisions from the, you know, the kingdom of Egypt, we could say, and use of it his son and he tells him go back, right? Bring your brother and I'll give you another share of food, and he sends the gifts back. So he sends the gifts
back with his brothers and so they have something as proof and evidence for their father to show and say, hey, look
You know, we are telling the truth here and use of it his cinemas father, he, you know, is very hesitant because the brothers are asking to send Binyamin with them to go over to Egypt to bring more food back. But he's like, are you gonna do the same thing that you did with your with your other brother? So he says that he instructs them when you go back to Egypt, you know, go back and enter from different gates, we'll call a Benny to do a whole lot to follow moo, moo. What do you mean, I've been motel Finally, he tells him to enter from different gates, okay, enter from different areas of the city. Because first of all, you're a group of brothers. Right? So you're
recognized. It's not like one car just coming and going. You're this huge group. You're like a caravan traveling all together. Secondly, people will recognize you because, hey, you're the brother's of use of it. You're the children of Jaco, but Allah has set up you are very good looking handsome children. Right? And they're not children anymore. They're grownups. They're adults. Remember us if it has said I'm at this point in time, you know, some of the scholars say that he's approximately 40 years old, actually. Sorry, over 40 years old, right? Because he's been granted wisdom from Allah subhana wa Tada.
When am I but I should do?
What is the I am looking for?
What a member of assunto barbarina, Salah. Right? Allah Subhana Allah usually
attributes the wisdom of a person to
reaching 40 years old. Right? So one of the prophets, the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, reaching 40 years old, is usually seen as an age where you have wisdom Hamdulillah, right. It makes you feel good, because you feel like oh, you reach 40 and you're thinking to yourself, I'm getting old. But you realize, no, this is the time that you're going to shine, right the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he became a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala at the age of 40. And those were the years that, you know, he we know so much of, we know so much of the story of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from the time he turned 40
onwards. Prior to that, we know some things. Of course, we know some of you know the life of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, but it wasn't as documented and as preserved as it was, after he received Prophethood.
And so here, the the brothers, they returned to Egypt, and they enter through different gates, and they are, you know, good looking attractive men hamdulillah. And if they were all traveling together, this would be something that would catch the eye of the people. Now you'd wonder to yourself, why would it be something that catches the eye of the people? Well, the women of the of the town of the nation, right? They were extremely in all over the good looks, the beauty of use of his center, and if that was one of the sons of a Yoruba prophet Jaco alayhis salam, then what about the other sons all together, traveling in a caravan? And so he tells him, you know, go through
different gates, what is destined by Allah, in the least will happen, I cannot help you against anything that Allah Subhana Allah has already decreed. It is only Allah Who decides, in him I put my trust and in him, let the faithful put their trust. So we look at tawakkol here, right powerful lesson from Prophet Yaqoob. Allah has sent him in ill hoekman illa Allah, Allah He our call to Allah He fell yet our Kelly mutawa, Kenan? Right.
And in him in Allah, I put my trust, right.
Let the faithful ones put their trust in Allah Subhana widad.
And so he puts his trust in a lot and advises his brother his sorry, his sons to also trust Allah subhana wa wa to enter in this mission that they are on. So they go back to Egypt. And you know, they get those extra they seek to get the extra provisions or profit use of Allah has sent him
he plots and this is the plan of Allah subhana wa Tada. It was from Allah subhana wa tada that, you know, the golden vessel, that, that the king would drink out of right would be put into the provisions of Binya means camel, and for him to stay there. Allah subhana wa tada plan this and it is what he that came to Prophet Yusuf Ali has said
And so some people say, Well, how is it that a Prophet did something so terrible? Well, he didn't do something so terrible. He was doing what Allah Subhana Allah had asked him to do. It may seem that it isn't right. But this was the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala planned it so that they can get their father to know that use of it, his senem is safe, and that he should come to Egypt with his family.
So yes, if it has sent him has, you know, his workers search the provisions, they find that this golden vessel is there on the animals, sorry, on the camel that belongs to Binyamin. And so Binyamin stays behind, and the older brother as well The one who initially said let's not kill yourself, let's just put them at the bottom of a well, and maybe some travelers will go by and they will find him and they will rescue him and they will take him in and they will look after him. So this elder brother of use of Allah has sent him was, you know, one of the brothers who had a little more reason, a little more wisdom, he was a little older than the rest, right? So you know, that was his
advice to the younger brothers.
So he stayed behind and the other ones went back and use of it has sent him you know, he gave his brothers his shirt right and gave his brothers his shirt. And he says returned to your father. And so they went back and you know, the story goes on hamdulillah and then they end up coming to Egypt and staying there and living with
you know, with with use of how they his setup.
We move on shot a lot of data.
Just gonna do something really quickly here.
We'll move to sorta lard sorta to ride
which is in the close to the middle of the 13th jos of the Quran, in Surah to Lord Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah mentions right at the beginning, Allah Allah you refer as a word he will refer so now let you be ready and I didn't Tarragona Allah raised the heavens as in the skies, right without any pillars. And it shows the power in the might and granted you know the the grander of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his creation and his ability to do as he wishes. But I don't want to go over those verses because I covered them last year. So I want to take some different verses in sha Allah to add this year I want us to skip to verse number 1112 and 13.
Okay, 1112 and 13.
Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, In this verse, verse number 11, laahu, more happy, more happy but Allah Subhana Allah says, level more happy bethmann mania de wamena Kulfi phalguna home in amarilla. For each one, there are successive angels before and behind protecting them by a laws command. Every single one of us has these angels that protect us. Indeed, Allah would never change a people state. Right Allah will know you're never changed the condition of a people had you will let you know maybe unfussy him until they change their own condition for themselves as in their state of faith. increasing our Eamonn is an important aspect of our lives. Okay?
Are you just gonna take a quick look here to see if something isn't?
So Allah is giving us this message that you have angels protecting you from the evils and the harm that is there. If you are still indulging in things, then that means that we ourselves are going against the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala going against the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the way that we live our lives. And so my brothers and sisters, Allah then says that he will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is within themselves, our own faith, our own emotion. And if it is, Allah's Will to torment to people, it can never be averted, nor can they find a protector other than him. Right?
Well melamine dooney human well, Allah subhana wa tada says that
we cannot be saved by anything or anyone else. And this brings to mind the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he
You know, mentions to him an Ibis of the alohar and humor. And he's a boy and he's writing with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he gives him some advice for the La Jolla for the learner to Djibouti jack, right remember Allah and Allah, Allah will remember you. Remember Allah and you will you will find him wherever you go as in you will always be under the protection of Allah subhanho wa Taala and every single thing that we do, if we are conscious of alone, we have that taqwa that, that consciousness that Allah subhana wa Taala is aware of what I'm saying, aware of what I'm doing, aware of where I'm going, aware of who I'm with, aware of what I'm buying, aware of what I'm
selling, aware of how I earn aware of where I spend, and stuff like that we're not gambling, we're not lying, we're not cheating, we're not stealing Allah subhanaw taala is aware of everything we live our lives knowing that Allah subhana wa tada is in full knowledge of every single thing that we do, and everywhere we go, and all of what happens to us, then we should and would change ourselves for the better. The problem is, we tend to forget about Allah subhanho wa Taala when we're doing, we're committing mistakes, when we are doing something we shouldn't be doing.
And that's really the problem with us as human beings is that we know that something is wrong, but we continue to do it. And this is why Allah subhana wa tada says, look, you have angels that protect you should be good. But it's our own knifes our own desires that we can't control and we push beyond the boundaries of Allah subhana wa Tada. And he reminds us, hey, in the law lay over euroma becoming what your value may be, and forcing him, Allah will not change your condition until you change that which was that which is within yourself. So we need to find change within ourselves first, and initiate that change. My brothers and sisters, we live in a time in a world where we need to change
ourselves for the better, right we see everything that's happening around us. You know, the world is just, it seems at times that it's caving in, it's too much for people, it's too difficult to handle how many times a day and I know Chef novita Aziz is on with us and hamdulillah allevo Creek, I could switch over to you and you continue teaching, if you want, it's totally up to you, man I give you I give you that ability and shot a lot of data to claim my class on Instagram, on that Instagram, but not on the other five platforms.
Allah subhanho wa Taala, you know, gives us this responsibility of changing ourselves and we look at the world that we live in, and it feels like it's caving in on us, right, where everyone is just, it's just too much sometimes too much for people to handle.
if Allah has blessed us with this month of Ramadan right now,
not only to enjoy, we say we enjoy Ramadan, we enjoy the food that is thought we enjoy, you know, aspects of Ramadan. But are we seeking? Are we truly seeking help from Allah subhanho wa to add? Or are we just like a bunch of bits that are just doing what the master has commanded us to do? And of course, the master is a loss of power with data. And yes, we are doing what Allah wants us to do in fasting. But are we finding more in the fasting than just staying away from food and from water or drink? are we finding more throughout this month of Ramadan than simply withholding from fasting? are we changing ourselves and all of us are guilty of you know, something, somewhere along the line
in Ramadan, we snap, right, we snack, and we may lose it where we feel like a messed up, gotta restart, right need to refresh, need to do something differently. But I'm hamdulillah that's okay, we can change, we can find goodness, we can become better. We need to continue to push hard to try and change that which is within us. And from the inside out. If every single one of us has to work on this in sha Allah hooter, Hana, there'll be some higher, some goodness that will come to myself, and then to my family, and then to my neighborhood, and then to my town, and then to my city, and then to my province, and then country, and then continent, and then the world.
You see if every single one of us was to work on our own selves, if every single one of us was to, and this is what, you know, health officials are trying to tell people right now with regards to COVID if every single one of us was to do our part, all together, we can get through this. Well if every single one of us
was to do our part from a spiritual perspective. Together we can get through this world with flying colors and shot a lot of Tat, but we need to try. The problem is we don't have that support from everyone. Right?
Then Allah subhana wa tada says, Who are the
one lady or eco mole? Babu kasungu tamera while she was her birthday call Allah Subhana which Allah says he is the one who shows you lightning, inspiring you with hope and fear and produces heavy clouds. Allah subhanho wa tada
shows us the lightning,
inspiring us with hope. Why? Because it's like some analysts. For some people, it might be that they see the lightning and they become scared. And so they turn to Allah. for other people. They'll see the lightning and say Allah, Allah created this. Look at how powerful this lightning is. Look at how strong the bolt is. Where is that energy going? In fact, I remember when I was studying electronics back in the day when I was you know, becoming an automotive technician. I love studying how the charge actually goes from the earth up to the sky and not the other way around. We see the lightning bolt come down. That's how our eyes perceive it. But the charges coming from the energy of the earth
going up into the sky. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Right. So he is showing us this lightning inspiring us with hope and with fear that Allah has the power and might and strength to make this happen. Surely he can forgive me of my sins. Surely Allah can help me in the hardships that I'm going through in my life. Surely Allah Subhana Allah will guide me to what is right and what is true, surely Allah subhanaw taala will take care of my children in the future. Surely Allah subhanho wa Taala will strengthen my ability to become better as a Muslim as a believer and come closer to him. Right.
And then he says, and he produces heavy clouds while you said be hamara do be handy well mela
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The thunder glorifies His praises, as do the angels in all of him. A lot of
the thunder glorifies His praises. So when we see the lightning we wait for the thunder when the thunder comes around, what do we say we actually say this as into how will your son be hardwired to be hungry, he will mela eager to mean creativity. right that the the thunder itself is
a creation of Allah. It is submitting to Allah subhanho wa Taala right, it's doing as it's supposed to do it's a Muslim, it's submitting to Allah subhanho wa Taala and it is glorifying the praises of Allah subhana wa tada as do the angels in all of Allah subhanho wa Taala had, right so when we think of this, we should be thinking to ourselves like today Yeah, I think it's raining outside right now. I don't know I hear a lot of wind. I close my blinds because I was getting some negative light coming in. I know it wasn't, wasn't the greatest light and hamdulillah
and so I decided Close, close the windows and let's put up the artificial lighting. But Subhan Allah, you know, the thunder, the lightning should remind us of Allah subhanho wa Taala had, we should turn to Allah in praise of law. When we see the rain
when we hear the thunder locomote when we see the lightning, you know I lived in Southeast Asia and I remember when it rains there around us sort of time every single day, just after or you know before moving on to another after I saw before my friend, you see the rain coming down and it's coming down heavy. So heavy Subhan Allah that I used to walk to class in Malaysia, I used to go into my university barefoot.
As in I used to put my shoes my socks in my backpack. And I used to roll up my my pant legs, right just to below my knees. And I used to walk to class barefoot because the water was about one foot high. And I couldn't go up the stairs leading into the building of my campus at our university because the water coming down was gushing so hard that you just couldn't you couldn't walk up that's how much rain would fall. And so I used to walk around the hill barefoot and go up towards the front of the building and enter into our campus building at the university. Allah
Absolutely amazing. Absolutely amazing how much rain in a split second can come from a Vasa pan with the harlot. And then when we think of the story of no Haley has sent him, we're like, how is it that that much water and that much rain came? Have we forgotten of the tsunamis that hit Japan? Have we forgotten of the tsunamis that hit, you know, Thailand and Indonesia, we forgotten how Allah subhanho wa Taala can make the water recede, and then all of a sudden, come so hard and smack in Smash against all of our buildings and trees and houses and destroy everything.
If Allah subhanho wa Taala can create us then Allah has the power to control everything of his creation, including the droplets of water that he puts together to create a massive wave.
And so here a reminder from Allah subhana wa Tada. He sends thunderbolts striking with them, whoever he wills, yet they dispute about a law and he is tremendous in Might, Allah.
Allahu Akbar, right? How powerful is the loss of Hannah Waterhead?
How powerful is Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And how much has he blessed us with that we take for granted? right we do we take it for granted. At times.
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supposed to get thunderstorms later this week. Apparently stormy, heavy charges up in the clouds that have hamdulillah right? We're seeing it outside Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding us of what we're learning here today.
Let us move on.
Let's look at verse number 26. Sort of to ride
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in the verses before this, Allah subhana wa tyana talks about paradise while living in a sober obiettivo where'd you hear about him? Those who endure patiently what Allah subhanho wa Taala has has put forth before us, seeking their Lord's pleasure, established prayer. Donate, right welcome Asana what un* omy moroccanoil home seven why Allah Ania you know they donate from what Allah subhana wa tada has provided for them secretly and openly, okay secretly and openly, and respond to evil with good, it is they who will have the ultimate abode. What is that? guardians of eternity with which they will enter along with the Righteous Among their parents, their spouses, their
descendants, Allahu Akbar. Right when we think of leaving this world, you know, we we think of being in this world with our family, and we enjoy it, but we enjoy it with like, annoyances we enjoy it with drain, we enjoy it with hardship in going to visit them, we enjoy it. But we still have to struggle in financial, you know, difficulties to try and get to meet family and so on. In genda, we won't have that. So when we think of leaving this world, we leave this world with hopes that we will be reunited with our family, but in eternal bliss and eternal joy and happiness, right? So Allah subhana wa Johanna says they'll be in their gardens, along with the Righteous Among their parents,
spouses descendants, and the angels will enter upon them from every gate, and they will say Salah Muna la comme bml so bottom veneering our Aqua bed Alright, peace be upon you for your perseverance through everything and anything that Allah has brought your way. How excellent is the ultimate abode Allahu Akbar Sanam una la comme bml sababa tune for Nia and Morocco bed
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bless us with the welcoming from the angels as we enter into paradise, meeting our family, our relatives, our friends, and spending time together with them in the most luxurious of luxuries that we wish to imagine on this earth but
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala transitions and says and those who violate our laws covenant after it has been affirmed, break whatever ties Allah has ordered to be maintained and spread corruption in Lent. It is they who will be condemned and we'll have the worst abode. Remember, we're supposed to maintain family ties, those who disobeyed a lot, they don't care but to break every single connection with Allah Subhana Allah and those that Allah has put in place for us. Love we have the super Liz Gali Manya way up there. Allah gives abundant or limited provisions to whoever he wills. If Allah wants to give more, even to the disbeliever Allah will give them more and the disbelievers
become prideful of the pleasures of this world. This is what Allah Subhana Allah says, Well, 30 Whoa, Bill higher to dunya Omar hyah to dunya, irati illa matter and the disbelievers they become prideful, arrogant of the pleasures of this world, or this worldly life. But the life of this world,
compared to the Hereafter, is nothing but a fleeting enjoyment. Right? The life of this world compared to the hereafter. It's nothing it's just like a moment of pleasure and it's gone.
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And the non believers they say, if only a sign could be sent down to him from his Lord say, oh Prophet, Indeed, Allah leaves to stray whoever he wills, He leaves them to go wherever they want to do what they want as they wish, because that's what they want for themselves. And Allah guides to himself, whoever turns to him
will in the law he'll be Luma Yesha where the lie man and
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when we talk about our hearts being at ease, and pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala what is it that brings happiness to us? If we were to ask this question, what brings happiness to me? What gives me joy? What brings me to a state of ultimate pleasure? Right? Is it something of this dunya is it something of this world? Is it something that is linked to Allah subhanho wa Taala
Give me a second. My sock just got stuck under my chair.
Right, what brings us ultimate happiness? Is it Allah subhanho wa Taala had a lady in ermine, what Optima in Nakuru boom, be the karela those who believe and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The ultimate pleasure of this life should be the remembrance of Allah subhana wa to add, as in when we are doing what Allah wants us to do when we submit to Allah subhana wa tada in the ways that Allah wants us to submit to Him, that should bring pleasure to us. It doesn't mean that we just sit here and we think, and I'm supposed to be feeling the greatest right now. Because I'm thinking of Allah know, for some people that works, but to live a
life according to the way Allah once by doing everything that alone once knowing deep down inside Alhamdulillah I'm submitting to Allah. And Allah is pleased with me, that thought of Allah being pleased with us. Just sitting thinking of him. Alhamdulillah brings happiness and joy to us. Why? Because we could be sitting down thinking of how Allah subhanaw taala is displeased with us. And if that's the case, we would start to feel sad, we would start to feel depressed, we'd start to feel anxiety, we would start to feel stuck in this world, we start to feel useless, we start to feel low self esteem and lack of confidence and no trust within ourselves. And Allah Subhana Allah says,
Allah be the killer, he taught my inner guru, surely in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find comfort. And so whatever we go through in life, my brothers and sisters, do it according to the way Allah wants. And you will see that you will feel happy in that. Let me give you an example. A brother who I know bought a house a few years ago, and he bought this house in a condition that he was not happy with. He bought a house with a conventional mortgage, dealing with interest, and he just was not happy with it. And then
a couple years ago, he told me he sold his house and he's moving.
And I was like, why did you
sell your house.
Why are you moving? Like this is a brother that we really wanted to keep, or I really wanted to keep in the community. I love seeing this brother every time I meet him and his family and the mustard, you know, the leather, they're really active. You know, I did a few projects with this brother. You know, he helped out volunteering a number of different times in different places doing so many different things. And Subhanallah when he told me he was moving, I was like, why are you moving like we're going to miss you. He says, You know what, I'll tell you something.
I really want to stay living here. And really enjoy where I'm living from my house. I could see the escarpment right from his home. He could see the escarpment beautiful view, enjoys the scenery enjoys the people everyday he goes for a walk down trumaine those of you who know Milton, you know trumaine every morning every evening goes for a walk down. Tremaine enjoys the scenery enjoys the people around him.
says but every single night I go to sleep, I go to sleep knowing
that a law is not only angry with me, I go to sleep knowing that I've taken up arms against the loss of habitat. So as much as I enjoy the scenery, and enjoy everything around me and love the city or the town and love the people around me,
I can't sleep properly at night because I know Allah is not happy with me.
I know that I did something that I did not need to do. I did not need the house at that time because I couldn't afford the house. And he says Now, I realize that it's taking a toll on myself and my family. And so the better thing to do is to sell the house and move to another city that's further away.
Where I can actually afford us kind of cool. Or I can actually afford
the house that I'm living in.
The wealth he had before that he put as a down payment he's like that's the amount that I'm going to use to purchase my house and pay it cash. I will live away from this beauty I will live away from the people here that I like. But I will enjoy the fact that I'm not waging war with Allah subhanho wa Tad.
So in that example, my brothers and sisters, he found peace with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala had, that he was going to purchase his house in a way that Allah would be happy with that he was going to raise his children in a place that he might Matan. He may not be happy to live there. But he found happiness. I met him after he moved and multiple times. I spoke to him in the last few years, or a year and a half two years that he's moved. You know, I asked him all the time. How are you doing? How is it is hamdulillah family settled in? Well, children love it. We're at peace. We have no financial, you know, constraints right now or stress, right? The house is paid off
Alhamdulillah He's like, we're so much happier where we are now.
He doesn't have the beautiful scenery, doesn't have the place he you know, was enjoying before. But he found more happiness in doing what Allah Subhana Allah is pleased with, as opposed to the scenery in the place the Instagram picture, right, that every single person strives really hard to get.
He's happy without it a lot.
Right? I love the victory law. He taught my inner guru.
If we skip to verse number 31 of Soraka rocket, Allah Subhana Allah says, if there were a recitation that could cause mountains to move,
or the earth to split,
or the dead to speak,
it would have been this quarter.
If there was a recitation that could cause the mountains to move, the earth to split, the dead does speak, you would have been this quarter and but all matters are by Allah 's will have the believers not yet realized that had Allah willed he could have guided all of humanity. Don't we realize that? And disasters will continue to afflict the disbelievers or strike close to their homes for their misdeeds right for their sins. Until Allah's promise comes to pass. Sure the Allah never fails in his promise.
I brothers and sisters, as believers do we fully cherish the fact that we are believers in Allah subhanho wa Taala had
we just finished learning the importance of you know, finding comfort with a pen which is remembrance
But here, Allah has blessed us with Islam. Britain blessed us with Eamon
given us the Quran to use as a tool to guide us, it is so powerful, so heavy, it could split the earth. It could move mountains, it could make the dead speak if Allah subhanho wa Taala chose and willed, showing us the magnitude the strength of the importance in sticking to what is written within the Quran.
This Deen in Medina in the law Hill Islam
powerful, powerful message my brothers and sisters
do we cherish the fact that we are believers? Or do we take it for granted?
Do we thank Allah do we do shocker to Allah? thanking Allah subhana wa Johanna's for making us from amongst those who believe
and we learned this Duan there's a reason why I taught you this Do I have verse number eight to sorta earlier Enron
have been a horrible and I mean,
I mean as far as I've been allowed to Zulu banner, bad is headache, a tener will have learned how militant in NACA until we're
asking our Lord not to make our hearts turn or change and go away from Allah subhana wa Tada. After we've already been guided. We are guided to Allah subhanho wa Taala harder, don't let it go. Don't take it for granted. For if Allah chooses, he can give he Daya to someone else other than us.
Thank Allah subhana wa ohana for being a believer. submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the ways that he wants us to submit to Him and understand
that there will be challenges in this life. But there's hope in the end, what is the hope go back to the story of use of Allah His center his brothers,
his brothers made mistake upon mistake upon mistake year after year they were displeasing their father.
But in the end, they believed
and so a message to myself and to all the parents that are out there.
Our children may go through stages and phases in life.
Let that be a reminder that we ourselves went through stages and phases in life. We are not proud of everything that we've done in our lives. I don't think anyone of us can be proud of all the things that we've done and not feel or find fault in what we've done.
But Alhamdulillah we're here today,
and hamdulillah we submit to a lot today Alhamdulillah we are fasting and not doing anything Allah is displeased with today.
So the lesson is, with the help and submission to Allah, those who we love that have swayed away from Allah subhanho wa Taala can come back to Allah azza wa jal.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide all of our family members and siblings, parents and children who have left Islam and swayed away from this Deen of Allah subhana wa to Allah, we ask Allah subhana wa to Allah to bring them back, to guide them to remove the seal from their hearts and to make them from amongst those who submit to Allah day in, day out. I mean,
that's all that we'll take for today in sha Allah Allah. We actually took from Surah Yusuf in Surah, two large but we didn't take anything from Surah Ibrahim. But we'll learn more about the story of Ibrahim alayhis salaam as we go along throughout the rest of the quarter and there are many lessons of of the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam, tomorrow we continue with Sora to endure in sha Allah Allah. Just a common level here on Baraka level fue con May Allah subhana wa tannat except from every single one of us throughout this day of fasting, tonight is the 14th night of Ramadan which means we are pretty much at the middle of this month of Ramadan We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah
to bless us with the best of this month and all that it has to offer and to grant is complete and full pardoning of our sins and ask Allah subhana wa tada to grant all of you exactly what it is that you want of this dunya and more and to bless you with what is right and good for you and what is best for you. For example, Sister sadef is asking for a while for her husband's visa. And they've been waiting for so long May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept and graduate is
Best for all of you. And may Allah Subhana Allah grant you that visa and make it easy for you and your family and Allah subhanho wa Taala protect you from harm and evil and and keep you in the company of good people. Keep us all in the company of good people. I mean, just luck on the level Hayden roboticle local few Come, I'll see all of you tomorrow in sha Allah Allah Subhana combigan law will be handy conditional Illa Illa antenna still Philip Hammond to make
awesome Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Sallim wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh