Channel: Daood Butt
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It is Monday, April 26 2021. And today is the 14th day of the month of Ramadan
in the age of the year of 1440 to 1442 ask Allah subhanho wa to add it to make it easy for us to benefit from the rest of this month of Ramadan tonight is the 15th month of the 15th night of Ramadan. Today we are finishing up the 14th Joseph hamdulillah
so we'll jump right into it in order to save some time.
Today in sha Allah to Allah we look at a sudo to Hydro and solar to natural, the bees which is a beautiful suta one of the solos that I really enjoy listening to of the quarter and one of my favorites was to play in the car
and just listen to the recitation of it. And there's something with the bees that Allah subhana wa tada has blessed us with of course we know the honey is you know something that we enjoy.
Not only eating but as a cure right we enjoy using it as a cure and we see that it is a blessing Allah subhanho wa Taala put for us and is mentioned within the Quran.
But also Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah made the surah just flow beautifully in nicely it's one of those hidden gems right one of those hidden gems a lot of people when talking about the Quran, a lot of scholars as well when talking about the Quran will mention you know many others who was surah Yaseen, someone told me Look,
you know, ayatul kursi Surah Al Baqarah lots of different soil are usually talked about in different contexts. But sorta to nettle is one of those who does that if you read through it, and you read through the translation as well, you know, read the Arabic, then read the translation, and you'll probably realize how much you really enjoy that surah. Or this what I sort of done. Before we get into it, we're going to look at some examples from Surah to hedger, which is the rocky tract or the area that region of the people have thermowood
the people of the time of Prophet salallahu alaihe salam.
So Allah Subhana Allah begins this Surah Surah Al hedger warning the people of Makkah, once again, you know, we see this in multiple places in the Quran, where he warns the non believers a day will come when certainly they will wish that they had submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So let them eat and enjoy themselves and be diverted by false hope for they will soon come to know. Right And Allah subhana wa, Allah addresses that in a beautiful manner as well. Of course, every single aspect and part of the Quran is beautiful. But then Allah Subhana Allah mentions a verse that we all know very well and I think this is part of today's homework in sha Allah one of those verses to learn
right today's homework will be verse number nine of sorta ledger insha Allah Allah to Allah in known as the Corolla in nano hula ha Philo on Allah subhana wa tada says, It is certainly we who have revealed the reminder
and it is certainly we who will preserve it what is the reminder the reminder is the Quran so Allah Subhana Allah Allah says that it is certainly He who has revealed or yet revealed the Quran and it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who preserves the Quran.
Now when we think of this usually, you know we just read over it or we hear about it handled as we know the Quran came from Allah subhanho wa Taala and Alhamdulillah Yes, we know that Allah subhana wa tada is the one that preserves the Quran. But what about the ones who were chosen to preserve the Quran? Right, what status do they have? Here in this verse, we learn that Allah subhanho wa Taala if he's the one who preserves the Quran, he chooses ways to preserve the Quran, there are methods that this could have been used or there have been met, there have been methods used by Allah subhana wa added to preserve this quota and one of the methods of course, is having it compiled and written,
you know, down Of course, during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was written down in various different
on various different items on the tree trunks, the bark of the of the palm tree, the stem of the palm tree, the leaves of the palm tree bones, stones, whatever they could find that they could use to write on of course, they didn't have the luxury of us just reaching over and pulling out a piece of paper to write on. And you'll see that in many countries today, you know, people still don't have access to paper as much as we do here in North America. You know, we take for granted we use this you know, I had something printed on your earlier today on the other half of the page. So I cut it in half kept this to write notes on but generally a lot of people just take it throw it in the
garbage or the recycling, if they even recycle. But in many countries around the world today we see that the loss of hanaway to Anna has people preserving the Quran through not having it written in books in book format, my most offers over there can't reach it, but you know,
they'll have a slate, right, like a piece of the chalkboard, okay, a piece of a chalkboard, and they'll put it up in front of them. And they will write, use ink and write on it or use chalk and write on it. And then after they will erase it once they've memorized it. So the teacher will come and recite in front of them in an afternoon Azul Nicaragua, in hula ha, Yvonne. And they will write that down, the students will write it down. And, you know, they will write let's say, a page, and then they will sit there and memorize that page. They will memorize, memorize, memorize, memorize, memorize, memorize, memorize until it's solid in their memory, and then they will have that wiped
away, right during the night, they will wash it off, let it dry. And the next day when all the students come, the teacher will recite another page and they will write it down. And then they'll spend the day memorizing it, and then they will wash it away. So you only have that one day that one opportunity to memorize that page of the Quran. And that's still being done up until today in many, many countries, many villages, you know, that's the method of preserving the Quran. So not only has Allah subhana wa tada preserved it in writing, but he's preserved it in the memory in the minds of the people in the hearts of the Muslims. But even further than that, in the actions of the Muslims
as well. There are many Muslims that are not half as of a quota and but Allah Subhana Allah is preserving parts of the Quran within them. Not every single one of this habit of the Allah at home were half is of the Quran, right but many of them had learned parts of the Quran. And were considered people who preserved the Quran during their time so that we can benefit from it right.
So the preservation of the Quran is done in multiple different ways from a loss of hundreds and we see that even if even if we ask Allah subhana wa tada not to make this happen. But even if all of the copies of the Quran were destroyed, there are still millions of people on earth who have memorized it and every single one of them can verify the Quran with each other. Right as they recite if someone makes a mistake, they can correct you know the other person and so they can verify it and then they'll hamdulillah they'll be able to write the Quran out once again for us. And so it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who preserves the Quran
and even if it's completely removed, it's preserved somewhere else whereas it preserved a low Hill map All right, luckily my fourth it's been written down the pen wrote for Allah subhana wa tada and it's preserved in the preserved tablet right up in the skies in the heavens, or we should say skies right because having some people start to misunderstand. So in the skies, it's preserved Allah subhana wa tada has that they're written already as well.
So the Quran is protected, no doubt. And that was something that I just really wanted to touch upon. Because this is the month of Ramadan, it's the month of the Quran and we should all try to be from amongst those that learn something from the Quran, whether we learn all of it, or parts of it, we should be from the people who preserve the Quran and not forget it. Sad is the condition of the people who forget the Quran, who have memorized it and forgotten it. And there are examples, multiple examples of that. In fact, we may be those who forget parts of the Quran as well. And that's why it's our responsibility to make sure that we continue to revise continue to revise we
always say to anyone, you know, when people finish memorizing the Quran, they know how hard it was to go through that stage of memorization, and everyone else is all saying, Mashallah, Allah Allahu Akbar. Amazing ed is amazing. We pull them aside and remind them Hey, remember, it's the, it's the, it's the revision of the quota and it's really important. It's the revision of the quota and it's really important because
memorizing it. That's one aspect where you can memorize from cover to cover and you're done. Now you need to retain it, and retaining it is what takes the time and the energy and the effort, right? A lot more we could say than the actual memorization. memorization can be done all at once in one go, you know, for a couple of years to three years of having to learn you memorize it. But then every single day, there needs to be some sort of revision, whether you're listening to it, whether you're reciting it yourself, whether you're reading it by looking, it has to be something that is done in order to retain what was memorized from the Quran.
Let's move on to verses number 39. To 42.
In these verses, in fact, the verses that come before it as well if we look back to verse number
32, right in verse number 32 of sawed off to the edge of Allah subhana wa tada calls out to a police he asked Sibelius Oh, please What is the matter with you that you don't join the others in prostration right when he asked the angels to prostrate to bow down to Adam, Allah has sent Him when He created him, and so he believes was from amongst them right? He was of course from the jinn but he was with those angels in the gathering and he refused to bow down. And so he replies to Allah subhana wa tada and he says, is not for me to prostrate to a human you created from sound clay molded from black mud, right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala took from the earth, the components of the
earth, and he molded Adam and he has sent him and so he believes with the angels they saw how Allah Subhana Allah made Adam Allah has sent him and then had the soul blown into him and how he came to be a human being. And Allah subhana wa tada asked him to bow down and he refused to and so he says, I'm not going to be one who boughs down right to this creation that you made out of clay and mud. Allah subhanho wa Taala then commanded him to get out of Paradise, right he says called a folk guru Do you mean have iNec LNG team? This is why we say our Oh, they'll be learning in a shape on our regime right ology the truly cursed one? The Cursed so Allah commanded shavon get out of Paradise
right? Get out of here, for you are cursed. Truly, you are cursed and surely upon you his condemnation until the day of judgment, right? But in Kerala, you can learn that Isla de and
then shaitan responds, Allah be for Oh, live knee, Romeo birth.
So shaitan now responds to Allah subhana wa tada and he says, My Lord, look at how he responds, right. Usually when we think of the story of, of a police, you know, communicating with Allah subhana wa Tada, we think of it as the,
the complete opposite. We think of Allah Subhana Allah and shavonne is the complete opposite. That's dangerous to think that way. Okay, it's dangerous to think that way. Because what happens is in people's minds, is that they bring a loss of hanway to Anna down to a standard or to a level of power and strength and might that is equal to shake on that's not the case. shavon was created by Allah. Right shavon was created by Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is above and superior, right? And we should not lower the status of Allah subhanho wa Taala by thinking of shavon as the opposite. He's a creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala who decided to disobey the Creator. So the Creator is
always above and always going to be Supreme, right? And so Allah subhanho wa Taala created a lease and a lease was allowed to be in that gathering, and he decided to go against the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when he decided to go against the command of Allah, he still refers to a loss of Han with Hannah as his Lord. So Allah says in the Quran that he said that shavon said, Now people will say, but that's the word of Allah, you are taking the word of Allah, you're, you're hearing one side of the story. There are people who have said this to me that like
you only say that shavon refers to Allah as his Lord, because Allah is the one telling that story. And we have to be very careful about saying this because what we're saying is, okay, if that's a law's side of the story,
do you not believe Allah?
Are you denying what Allah is saying and what Allah said that at least said, Now I know that we would not go against the loss of Hannah Horta had
Right. And thinking of it this way, we all probably are a little bit like well, wait a second. Yeah, we should never think that way. And that's true. We should never think that way. If Allah tells us this is the story, and this is how it happens somewhere and now we're about an hour we follow and we obey, right? We heard it, we listened we obey. Why? Because Allah Word is true. Allah's Word is true. And if we're saying that, oh, that's what Allah is saying. That shavon said, Yes. That's what Allah saying. The shaitaan said, Because Allah created ship on it. Allah doesn't lie. Allah doesn't cheat. Allah doesn't steal. Allah doesn't make up stories. Allah doesn't need to make himself look
good. He already is good, right? Allah subhanho wa Taala is amazing and awesome. He doesn't need us as human beings to affirm that, right? So if we, if we look at it from that angle, then we would understand that if Allah says that Iblees said, Robbie, he refers to Allah as his Lord, than it least refers to Allah as his Lord.
And those who say this is an insult to shape on May Allah guide you. May Allah guide you, right. And I know for some of you, you're probably like, Who says that? Like, who in their right mind would actually say something like this? There are many people who think this way. non believers, of course, are more inclined to thinking that way. But there are some people who feel intelligent and sometimes they feel that they are more intelligent than the word of Allah subhana wa to add, that they can dice decipher what Allah has mentioned in the Quran, to give it more meaning.
reality is we leave it to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says that it least refers to him as Rob, and we leave it at that. So he says, going back to verse number 36 gone on beef with me ILA yummy.
shaitaan asks Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, He says, My Lord, then delay my end until the day of their resurrection is in allow me to be around until all of this world has passed, right until all the human beings have lived and passed on this world. Call in neck emini. Movavi. Allah subhanho wa Taala says to shaitan you will be delayed your request is granted.
He will meet and walk in my room until the appointed de
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edgy marry in Allah Subhana with Anna says that shade Bond said shavon responded when Allah says you've been granted that you will be delayed until the appointed day. shaitaan responds and says My Lord, for allowing me to stray away from your comment. I will surely tempt them on earth and mislead them all together.
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he's putting the blame on Allah subhanho wa Taala
is putting the blame on Allah subhanho wa Taala you allowed me to tempt you allowed me to stray away You allowed me to disobey you because you allowed me to disobey you. I'm going to try to distract and mislead your creation.
Human beings see that sort of how the law may Allah Subhana Allah protect us are already learning in a shape on one gene and save us from shape on the a cursed
and then he continues and says
Illa de coming in sorry. Which first man for Illa arriba that can mean whom will more closely in Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that shade baan
you know mentions because you allowed me to stray away I will surely tempt them on earth and mislead them altogether. Except illa eriba come in humble meclizine accept your chosen servants from amongst them. Those who Allah does not allow shavon to mislead. And Allah then says
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This is the way
that is binding
on me, right? The Way of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and then in verse number 42, you will certainly have no authority over my servants except the deviant who follow you.
So here is a golden ticket for every one of us as believers, Allah subhanho wa Taala and it gives us the story of shape on a lease and then how shavon calls out to Allah subhana wa tada and said delay and we know this we've seen it previously as well you know delay my time. And then he says something at endomembrane ad him woman confused what an email him one one a man him one Shema at him.
He, as we learned earlier, a few days ago, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says that she had been requested for him to be able to come and he will, you know, come and try to distract us from the front from the back from the right from the left. And here in this example in Surah, two hedger shaitan is saying that I will tempt them and mislead them on earth except for your chosen servants from amongst them. And Allah said, This is my way. Right, this is my way and you will certainly have no authority over my servants, except those who are deviant and follow you. And in verse number 43, and surely help right we're in jahannam Allah subhanho wa Taala says ensure the hell is there
destined place all together, those who disobey those who follow the way of shape they will go to Jannah those who follow Allah subhana wa tada is way set up under the muster theme and this is why we sent swallowtail Fatiha in Dino Sarah Palin was Delpy LTE him which way which path which straight path? The path that has no one a wedge has no no diversion? No, you know, detours no roadblocks. It's easy it's straight. It's simple. follow the way of Allah subhanho to Hana indiano slit All button was still gleam say at all been levena
he him away at mo bi Li him What a bore me in Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah, you know, in that surah puts this duhallow for us where we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala he's allowing us to ask him in Doha every single rock, every single prayer, even the janaza prayer, right even in the janaza prayer we recite Surah Fatiha right. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says there is no Salah, except that fatty has recited in it right so Fatiha is important in our prayers. But look at how Allah subhana wa hatom puts it into our heart in that sort of for us that we ask Allah to constantly Guide us to the straight path, not the path that is deviant. And that has, you know, that leads
towards or the path of those who have gone astray. Right and and upset a loss upon what the Jewish and the christian right is what's being referred to there.
So that's something really interesting that a lot of people usually don't think of, and I like to share this when we talk about the story of Adam in his creation, and at least refusing he puts the blame on the loss of Hannah, what's her ad?
versus Should we take a 748 we'll move on in shall LA.
Let's go to verse number. See if I'm going to take anything from this one ah
let's go to Surah tonight, because if we don't start it now we're probably not going to start it. Okay, let's go to sort of
the very beginning of sort of
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah
gives a command right the command of Allah is at hand.
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The very first verse is like a powerful punch. Right The very first verse of this sorta the command of Allah is at hand. So do not hasten it at Emerald law fella to strategy law, Glorified and Exalted is He above what they associate with him in worship Subhana, who want to help you
unicorn, right? It's it's a verse that is making a statement that the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala is here. This is it, don't hasten it, don't rush it. You know, people,
in fact that before we talk about us, let's look at the previous nations, the previous nations.
They would say to their prophets and messengers that were sent to them, you know, bring this command bringing this punishment, what is it that you're talking about, like bringing the day of judgment? If you say that the Day of Judgment is real, bring it, let's see what it is right? Show us this day of judgment. Now, of course, you can't bring the Day of Judgment, and then expect to continue living life after it. In the sense that like when the Day of Judgment happens, this world ends. And so those in the past that would say, bring on this day of judgment that you're talking about, and then we will believe it's too late at that point in time, you can't believe after the Day of Judgment,
right? You have to believe before it in this world. And then what happens on the Day of Judgment is because of what took place in this life in this world, so Allah How are we to Allah says, at a middle muffin artist, Angelou, this whole world is the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For us as life, everything that's happening is the plan of a lot. Live it accordingly. Don't rush it, don't rush through it, take it day by day, that doesn't mean just sit back and relax and don't become a practicing Muslim until you retire. This is a big problem and mistake that many people make as well. You notice that from amongst Muslims, you know, we tend to highlight this quite often. We feel like,
okay, we're young, we're full of energy, we're gonna live long hamdulillah Let's wait until we're 50 or 60 years old, or you know, reach retirement. And then once we retire, we're going to pray five times a day, or, you know, belief in Allah Subhana widad is going to be super, super tight. Right? We're going to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu, I do some really well, we're going to make sure that we start paying our zuca we're going to try and go for hygiene and old age where we're barely able to make it through, right, we're going to what else? What else what else, we're gonna make sure that we fast throughout the month of Ramadan, you reach that age where Subhanallah
you think you're going to do all these things, but that's where you're now starting to slow down. Right. And, sadly, as Muslims, you know, we delay sometimes delay everything in our lives because we say tomorrow, I'm going to do this. Tomorrow, I'm going to read this page of the Quran. Tomorrow, I'm going to give sadaqa tomorrow, I'm going to give you know, as a cow, tomorrow, I'm going to help someone tomorrow I'm going to contact this person to dig a well in a country for water. You know how I was talking to a brother today? Earlier today. And he was telling me
you know, someone called him, this is another one of the memes someone called him to, to see if he had some context to dig a well, right in a country somewhere dig up. So he says, Yeah, of course, you know, in his country back home, he knows, you know, he basically
gives the task to his brother who was back in their country, and tells his brother, okay, here's the money to dig a well go to his spine, a village somewhere that needs it and dig a well, so Subhanallah, he met with this one brother, or the brother called him actually,
to dig a well. And he thought to himself, he's like, you know, what I should do is instead of having my brother dig one, well, at a time, you know, get,
he says I'll pay for one well and get four other people that way, we could put four wells in each corner of the village right on the outskirts of the village, and then put one in the middle. Because what happens, he said is that when you dig one, well, that one well gets overloaded, everyone from the village and all the neighboring villages, they come to that village to benefit from the water. And then somehow it's just overloaded in too much. And then sometimes, you know, the motor or the pump breaks and so on. So he was saying he's like, strategically, we should, we should dig for wells, right. And then one in the center of the village. So the one in the center of the village,
the people who live in the in the major part of the village, they can go and use. And then anyone who's on the outskirts, they can go to the outside and anyone who comes from the neighboring village, well, they can just go to the wells that are close to them. So you're not overloading that one well, and he's like, how am I gonna get four people to dig this? Well, well look, the planet of Allah subhanho wa Taala, right. I'm gonna love Allah to strategy. Don't rush it. It's already written from Allah subhana wa Tada. The brother was telling me this this morning.
the brother called him
for a well, one. And when he told them the price, right? He says, oh, if that's the case, then why don't we dig for wells. SubhanAllah look at the plan of Allah Spanner attack. The Imam is thinking in his head. It's better if we dig for wells for additional he wanted to do one. So that's five, right? He's like, do one and this brother wanted to do another one. So he thought let me try and find people to do this.
Three other wells. And that way we can do all five at once. A loss of hanaway data put it in the heart of that brother who wanted to dig one. Well, he says if that's the case, then why don't we do four wells
hamdulillah his plan was like, was taken care of immediately from from Allah subhanho wa Taala at Emerald Lofa started, right? When the time is right, Allah subhana wa tada will make things happen. We don't need to rush it, we don't need to do anything that you know,
will will, you know disturb the the natural flow of things. Sometimes we try to take things in our own head, our own hands, and we end up destroying things along the way. So here are lots of hanaway data is saying, you know, the command of a loss of habitat is there, the day of judgment is there, don't worry too much about death when you're going to die, be concerned about it. But some people they sit there and they go, why couldn't we know when death would come to us? at a law firm that is dead? You know?
Why couldn't we know when death would come to us? Why didn't Allah say every human's going to live to be 80? Right? Why didn't Allah Subhana which is what people say, not me. People say why can't Allah subhanaw taala let us know like we have a birth date, we have a death date as well. But if we knew when we would live and die, then we would live all those years up until that time, however we want doing whatever we want committing sin after sin after sin doing, you know anything and everything. And then right at the end as human beings, you know how we are as human beings would be like, yeah, LA. I'm making Toba. For all the years of everything that I did. That's wrong. Forgive
me and grant me paradise. I submit to you a lot about pray, and then die in prayer. And cause we go to Paris, right? It's not that easy. There has to be that element of you don't know when you're going to leave this world. So work hard at it all the time. Work hard at it all the time. Don't rush it. I'm going to log off to start a powerful, powerful verse, right? Amazing. Surah amazing Surah Surah to nahal As I was saying, and it starts out super beautifully. And then he says subhanahu wa taala I'm usually quite Glorified and Exalted is He above what they associate and partners with him right and worship.
That was only one verse.
That was only one verse. Alright.
Let's move to verse number 17
verse number 17 of us prenowitz Adda talks about the false gods those idols that people worshipping. And he says, a funny Hello cocomat loco, I find that
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you know if you go back a few verses
he has placed into the earth for mountains so it does not shake you as well as rivers and pathways so that you find your way throughout the land. Also by the landmarks and stars, do people find their way and I covered these verses last one I'm alone. That's why I'm not going into those two verses 1516 we'll look at 17 and 18 1718 of us are candidates Allah says amend your local camella Look, right? Can the one who he creates be equal to those who do not?
Can the one who creates not the one who he creates that was a mistake of my tongue, right slip of the tongue? Can the one who creates a law be equal to the one who cannot or does not create?
Allah is not equal to those who do not create the creation a lot. Okay. And so, Allah is asking this question, I found my local camera
local, can the one who creates be equal to those who do not have
the CO one? Will you not then be mindful?
Like, Allah knows that you know the answer to this, right? Is the creator equal to the creation know, very different? And he knows that you know the answer, because he gave us our apple, he gave us a brain to think those who refuse to use the apple. That's their choice.
their choice, they will use this to pollute this, and this and this and this, and they will use it to pollute this, and then this will become polluted and it will become blocked. Right? It will become blocked. So Allah is saying, Do you think right? Can the one who creates be equal to those who do not? Obviously not? He knows you know the answer. And that's why he says, Will you not then be mindful? Like, don't you think affiliated or current? Once you think
of yourself as a creation, you need to submit to the Creator. And then Allah Subhana, Allah says, what to do.
Oh, and if you tried to count all the blessings of Allah,
because he's our Creator, and he gave us everything he gave us ourselves as well. Right? Our soul was gifted with this body. Every single one of us has a soul. And the soul is what makes our body alive, you remove the soul, the body is dead. So the soul was gifted, or the body was gifted with a soul and the soul is gifted with this body as well. Right? So there's a gift to each other. And without one another, they're done.
The soul will go on and continue to live, the body will not.
It's a blessing from Allah, every single thing what interreg do not Allah He let her saw her. In the level of affordable Rahim. Allah subhana wa tada says, if you were to count the blessings of Allah, you will never be able to tally them up to number them, you will never be able to number how many blessings of Allah Have you received, you cannot, you cannot, you absolutely cannot write down all the blessings of Allah that he's given to us. You know, Subhanallah last year we did the shortcode tree. Right, we did a sugar tree. So my wife took a branch that was you know, it was like from one of the trees it was outside it was really nice branch and it was dead. It was off the tree.
And she planted it in some you know, some rocks inside of a like a flower pot a box. And during the Ramadan, what we did is we had to write on these leaves. So she cut out to all these leaves, right, hundreds of leaves out of paper, and we had to every day write down
I think we did five every day. Right?
Five blessings from Allah subhana wa tada that we're thankful of, and then tape them on to the tree all five every single day, each one of us and at the end of Ramadan, it was like this beautiful tree, this dead branch turned into this beautiful, you know, filled with all these leaves, you know, filled with gratitude. Thanks, shook. This year, we're doing the gratitude vine, posted up on Instagram in sha Allah for all of you to see the gratitude vine.
So we have our clock, and then the vines come out of it. And I know some of you are gonna say, Oh, this is awesome business idea. Let's do it right and you'll do it. Go ahead. As long as my wife gets the rewards for it, it's all good. And so every single day we have now one leaf, right and we write down five blessings on the leaf five blessings are written on the leaf every single day. So each one of us has to put five blessings every single day on it. And so the vine was bare, and now it's slowly becoming filled with all these leaves hamdulillah right. That's a way of figuring out how many blessings we have from Allah subhana wa Tada. It's not a matter of counting them, we can never
count them Allah Subhana Allah says what in turn do narrow mithila e letter suha you will never be able to number them. But what we should do as human beings is try to appreciate what Allah Subhana Allah has given to us by sitting and pondering and thinking and
Oh Allah Subhana Allah as a blessing from Allah. Oh, do you know what this thing let me write it down like my skin here is dry and hamdulillah one of the things that we should be thankful for lotion, right to make our skin soft once again. Another thing we are thankful for is you know glasses to see for those of you who need to see them and for me I'm wearing them to protect my eyes so they don't become weak right from all the blue light that's in front of me from all the devices. You know another thing that we're thankful for is light and colors. Look at the color Subhanallah have like the purple light shining down on me today. And we can have all different kinds of colors.
We can have red, we can have white, we can have blue, you know purple, orange,
different shades, all these different colors. panela look at how many different colors we can use and
benefit from a loss of handler data. And then you know, we have paper that we use to write on, we have devices that we're streaming on, we have teeth that we use to bite our food with and chew. And we have lips.
To keep the food inside our mouth, right, when we bite the food, we close our lips so that the food doesn't just come spewing out of our mouth. Imagine we didn't have lips. And then we have beards of having the latter not only make us look like stronger men, but to protect us from so many different harms. Right. And then we have what we have noses to breathe from an inside our noses, whether you're a man or you're a woman, Allah put hair there in order to filter the air that passes through, as much as you don't want to accept that it's there. It's there. Right. And then we have our ears that we listen to. And there's you know, hairs to filter but wax to pick up any junk as well and
handler and it comes out and our hair to protect us from the sun. Right, but also to beautify us. And then we have so many things that are lost. How do we dad has granted us right fingers to move to grab things. Imagine if your thumb was placed down here.
Imagine if your hand bent the other way. We would open things this way. We'd be like handling things this way. But no, we do it this way. Handling. All of these things are a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. Imagine if our arms didn't have elbows, if we didn't have elbows, and we would just be like this all the time. Like, you know, we didn't have elbows. It always just be like this. We couldn't bend our arms, right? Imagine if we didn't have elbows.
How it would be maddening. We didn't have a wrist to go like this. Right? How would life be these are just blessings of us on ourselves, the trees and the plants and the oxygen and the air and the animals and the food and the tastes and the flavors and the you know the sun and the moon and the stars in the night and the day in this panel of the heat in the cold and the rain in the snow and the glass that we have the protectors we can see outside imagine we didn't have glass and all our walls were just cement and you couldn't see in or out it was like jail. How would life be? These are all blessings from Allah subhanho wa Taala had right? Write them down, not writing them down because
you want to try and tabulate them write them down because you want to be thankful to Allah subhana wa tada and every single time you recognize one of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala upon us, what do we do?
We are thankful to Allah surely Allah is all forgiving, Most Merciful are thankful to Allah subhana wa tada for blessing us with all these awesome blessings.
And of course, we could go on and on and on. But we don't have any more time in sha Allah have to add that we'll have to keep the rest of this surah for next year. Because we'll go over a bit the rest of this juice, which goes right to the end of the surah and then we'll start the 15 jewels tomorrow and shout Allahu Allah, just like on the local Hayden for attending. Now loss of Hannah which Allah accept every single one of you in your efforts in your fasting and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah bless your families with the best that this month of Ramadan has to offer. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept all of the good deeds that you've already made and fulfilled throughout
this month. And please do remember to to continue doing the good deeds right continue the good deeds. We have half the month of Ramadan to go. Okay, tonight is the 15th night of Ramadan. Okay, so tomorrow, I'll be saying, today's the 15th day and the first half of Ramadan is gone. Now we begin the last half, right? So some have Allah and then just in five more days, we'll be saying it's the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Allahu Akbar. Just that quick, it comes in and goes.
The only time when I'm alone really seems like it takes long is at the time of Soho when you wake up and you're like, This is hard. Right? Now la Subhana Allah accept from everyone does that come along with heaven for attending barakallahu li comm for sticking around so long? Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to increase all of us in knowledge that is beneficial and allow us to implement it in our lives and accept us into the highest levels of paradise. meaning out of that, I mean,
for those of you that are taking part in the Quran quest quiz does not come to love with Avon. You know, I remember on the very first day there was I think the total that submitted the first day was 165 165. And more people joined after that, right. So hamdulillah that's, you know, that's very good to see. So many people taking part in it. Hopefully you're taking part in order to benefit from the knowledge and not only just wind that MacBook Air or the iPads. And we actually do have a number of other prizes to give out as well from the law. We'll see all of you tomorrow. Batticaloa FICO was Santa Monica Rahmatullah.