Channel: Daood Butt
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saving ourselves have they lost some energy? Have they learned today is the ninth day of the month of Ramadan Wow o'clock. Tonight is the 10th tonight and tomorrow we will see that it's attend today.
So time is now this is where your time just really picks up and start school a lot faster. So we ask ALLAH SubhanA was added to make it easy for us to slow ourselves down a little bit and to submit to Him in a bad and accidentally that are that are permitted and that he loves any.
Today we continue on with our 90 pages which we saw two are off as well as sorbitol and fall shower, actually.
Yeah, prophets, sha Allah.
We'll jump right to verse number 101 of Surah two are off and this is a continuation to what we were talking about yesterday. The Surah continues. And as I mentioned yesterday, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada goes through a number of different prophets. So you mentioned the people of Paradise and the people of hell, how they will call out to each other.
And then Allah subhanaw taala mentions the story of Nora who saw the load Schreib and now we're going to start with examples from the story of Fitz Musa alayhis setup third before we jump right into that a loss of data shows us and personable driven one in 100 and I want to cover a lot of verses in sha Allah today. So I'm just gonna go through the English, Allah says, to come to Quran knuckles so it can mean that you have Allah subhanaw taala says, We have narrated to you to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, some of the stories of those societies those nations that came before you surely they're messengers
sorry, messengers came to them with clear proofs but still.
I'm also kind of like to add it says we'll take it to the back to the beginning of the if we have narrow narrated to you, oh Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, some of the stories of the previous nations of people that came before you, surely they're messing to them with clear proofs. So the prophets, the messengers that came before you before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, they came with a clear scripture clear advice, clear, you know, message to be conveyed and delivered to the people.
But still, they wouldn't even what they had already denied. And this is how Allah starts of the disbelievers as well ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada SSK daddy, Okay, daddy K alfagar Karateka. Yup, beggar Bhagu either blueberry, caffeine, a wasp habitat, a seals the hearts of the non believers. Now, a question came yesterday. I think it was an offense to ask this question. And I was supposed to mention this yesterday. And it's good that he asked it because it reminded me to mention it again today.
If it wasn't handled as seals, the hearts of the non believers, the mushy golden or the hero was Penwith and it says if caffeine, you know, sealing of the hearts only comes after the person or the individual or the people themselves have chosen for their hearts to be sealed. What do I mean by this, that they have already chosen away for themselves in life, they've chosen to reject a lot and reject his way and reject his science. And because they've chosen to reject the loss of Hannah Montana, and they've made it firm fixed within them that this is what they've decided upon, and they choose to reject Allah subhanho to add it, then Allah subhana wa Tada says, use their hearts. Now
this is not for every non believer. Some people say well, how is it that people become guided afterwards? For those who are completely completely like, they just end that is it and remember Allah subhanaw taala knows, some people might say but what if they want to change their mind later on in life? Allah knows that they wouldn't.
Allah subhanaw taala knows what is to come right to our
Our lives and everything that we are do, we're not going to do say not say, you know, buy not buy stuff like that was packed with data already knows everything's already been written. And so for those who have chosen to seal their hearts and to reject Allah subhanaw taala. And that they will never come back to alerts, like this yield is there to quit on them and they are from those who have chosen to reject a one so he does not even allow them and this is Allah's way of warning us. You know, we think of it like why would I do that this is a loss of habitat, his way of warning us not to reject Him.
And to always turn to him seeking Oh, we make mistakes. Yes, we fall short but to continue to turn to Allah subhana wa Tada.
And I'm most proud of it. Allah says in verse number 102, we did not find most of them true to their covenant and rather we found most of them truly rebellious. Now, this is what Allah is saying and other previous nations that we found most of them not to follow the message that came to them from the messenger. Now, if you take a moment in the Muslim ummah, is the majority of the Muslim ummah following the wave, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are just claiming to be Muslims the end of it, we'll leave it up to you to think about right Just think about it. And we look at those who are close to us look at you know, people who are who, hopefully not the people we are surrounded by on a
regular basis because we try to surround ourselves with people who are good, who remind us of Allah and we remind them of us.
But if you just look at you know, your neighborhood
you look at you know, Muslim Muslims in general and military or in the GTA or even within your own family and relatives, how many are Muslim and how many slim?
That's something to ask ourselves because Allah subhanaw taala saying it about the previous nations that the majority of the people they they didn't believe or they weren't true to the message that came
and so there's there's a fine line there that we need to be careful of, and make sure that we don't fall
you know, in that as well. Now we transition off into the story of Mossad and I'm gonna go through this This is verse number 100 to 156 So we'll try to fly through it as best as we possibly can in sha Allah, this is the story of Musa ADA setup, okay. Which Prophets was mentioned the most in the Quran, the Quran was revealed to Muhammad so a lot more hint, hint, which the most in the Quran
Musa but the Quran was revealed to Muhammad Sallallahu earliness and
tardiness and I've mentioned that most
the Torah was okay. But this is the Quran
Okay, Musa alayhis salam, he spoke us how to add, all the prophets spoke to a loss of habitat that he was known as you can even while a good 100 Musa alayhis. Salam is Life has many stories in it that are relevant for our life, right that are important for us. And you'll notice that when we look at our time where we live right now, currently and the years that we're living through, if you speak to anyone about Moses, they know, they know who he is. And many of the faiths that are followed, right? The Abrahamic faiths, we call them Abrahamic faiths, but they link to Musa alayhis salam, the Torah and Isa, I think the setup the NG, the Bible.
And then of course we have there's other faiths out there, but Moses Musa isn't as well known, and his story is well,
right? And there's so much you can learn. And so it's really important for us to always try to focus on understanding more and more about the life of societies and and as well, because they help us as Muslims, but it helps us when inter interacting with non Muslim, okay, and we live in a society that we're surrounded by non Muslims, so we should know something about them in order to be able to converse and interact, help guide them towards what is true. We'll also highlight addresses now verse number 103, and we'll try to go through as many verses as we can until 156, he says there them we send to Musa and it has set up with our signs to Pharaoh to the pharaoh Allen and his chiefs, but
they wrongly or wrongfully rejected them, see what was the end of those, you know,
those people who are corrupt seem to have them. And Musa has said I've said, oh Pharaoh O'Fallon I am truly a messenger from the Lord of all worlds obliged to say nothing about Allah accept the truth. Indeed, I have come to you with clear proof from your Lord. So let the children of Islam in pro with me.
Okay, a number of lesson but one really important lesson here, Musa alayhis, Salam confronts fit around
a tyrant ruler, he was the ruler, tyrant, but still the ruler, and he confronts him, who was Musa alayhis salam, someone who was raised technically without his mother.
Without his father,
let's say we could say he was raised in society as an orphan, right? If we were to think of it that way, because this mother escaped or into, you know, something that went in the water. And then he was raised in the house of the pheromone, right. But most of it has, and that was not raised by his own parents. And so we see here that this men who was raised in the home of that tyrant room,
goes and confronts ruler, and confronts him, while being someone who's technically nobody in society displaced in his house. He still is, he's, he's known, he's known amongst the people, but he doesn't have any status. Right? But he goes, and he speaks directly to the leader. As Muslims, we sometimes become intimidated when speaking to someone of higher status, what society claims or since society labels someone as higher in status. And what's really sad is that we also see that a lot of the time as Muslims, we take a backseat when meeting with people who are considered celebrities, or considered well known or considered, you know, leaders, and we give into their ways.
We get into their way of life, in order to show respect to them, and be with them and sit with. So let's take an example.
Take the example of our prime minister, Justin Trudeau came in and
it's possible, right he has he's come to Milton, in fact, usually during Ramadan is when politicians love to reach out to the Muslims. And it's annoying because at the same time, we want to enjoy our government food and Ramadan. We're not really engaged in politics during the month of Ramadan.
But Trudeau comes and walks into the masjid, I'm pretty sure a lot of us, you know, despite being time for Salah, a lot of brothers and sisters, you might even hear that iqama that people will be with him, entertaining him seeing him doing things and the salah they have already started. And I'm saying this not because it's speculation. I'm saying it because I've witnessed it actually happen.
I've witnessed it actually happen. And I've witnessed it with Justin Trudeau as well. Right that Muslims gathering with him and it's time for Salah, but the Muslims who are saying, Oh, we're having a thought with him, and we're supposed to be showing him or whoever it is our way of life. But we
let go of the obligation of prayer in order to keep someone company No.
Show this person that we abandon even you
in a respectful manner, of course, because we have to do that, right. We're supposed to respect whoever it is. That despite you being the leader of this country,
we have to go submit to the One who created you.
And we're going to do that while you stand and wait where you sit and wait. You can eat you can drink you know, just enjoy yourself, do whatever but we are going to go and pray.
And so as Muslims, we see in addition to that, not only you know abandoning the pressure tain or to you know, be with someone, we see that our values start to be dropped as well. We'll see ours going and shaking hands with him and taking pictures with him and you know, people putting their hands around people who are not my home for them just for the sake of the pictures.
Because Oh these are famous proper meeting though, why?
We have values that are far above and beyond their values. And Mousavi has set out to showing us that that I'm going to go to you and yes, you are the end. Yes, you have respectful and raised me and looked after me moves it this. But still I have a message from Allah and I need to convey it to you.
And I'm going to tell it to you straight.
Don't think that this didn't make
like blood affair and boil it made his blood boil because he wanted people to consider him God. Right and he loved that no one could speak against him. But here was an incident was going on, likes to say nothing about Allah accept the truth.
It has nothing to do with you, you have to submit to Allah. Alright, so that's one of the most important lessons that we get from the story of Musa and his setup. Then the fifth one he says to him, if you have come with a sign, then bring this sign show us this site if you claim to be telling the truth.
And so Musa Sam, he takes his stuff and he throws it on the ground staff a stick, right? There's walkingstick he takes that and he throws it on the ground. And Allah Subhana Allah Allah says for el pasado for either, yeah. Hadean
sorry for either here, Thor Burnham, mobian, Allah subhanaw taala says that he threw it to the ground and it became a third about
like, not just the average snake, but a vicious snake.
And then Allah subhana, Allah says that he drew his hand, right, you had his hand
covered, and he takes his hand out, and it's shining white, for everyone to see shining glowing.
That's not normal. Anyone who looks at our hand, it's not glowing, right? But he pulls it out in his glowing so he's going in these miracle. And then in those advisors that are with the Federal Reserve with Pharrell.
The chiefs of the pharaoh, pharaohs, people, they say, they said he is indeed a skilled magician. Like what he's doing. This is like next level magic. We've never seen something like this before.
And he seeks to drive you on this land. So Pharaoh asked for our own asked, what is it that you propose? We do? How do you propose we counter this? These are the advisors of their own. So they advise him, they said, Let him and his brother wait. And let's go to the neighboring, you know, villages and gather the best of the magicians that we can find. Right? Bring every clever magician. And the magicians came to fit at home and they said, Shall we receive something in return? If we win? Like what's, what's the pain? We're going to invoice you for this? Right? Don't think you're just gonna get a service out of us. We want we want some recognition. Right? So their own tells them
yes, you will certainly beefs who are closest to me, I will keep you close. I'll protect you all you right you don't have to worry about it. I will always look after you. So basically, in this challenge with Musa has set out to worry about anything for the rest of your life. I'm going to take care of you, right, this is what the pheromone is saying.
Then they ask, Oh Musa will be asked or shoutcast? Like, will you throw your spell first spell? They consider it a spell Right? Or shall we do this first? And so most of today's setup says, You go ahead, right, show me what you got.
It doesn't say shirt. He's like you go first. Right. So when they did they cast their, you know, their magic trick to deceive the eyes of the people of us who have metastases studying them like, ooh, that's amazing, right? Everyone is like stunned in awe. And they made a great display of magic. Then we inspired Musa Throw down your staff. And behold, it devoured the objects of their illusions. So Mossad is set up, throws his staff down to the ground. And once again, it is that snake, and it devours everything. Right? It basically eliminates everything that was there. But not only that, the scholars say that it proved to be the truth.
Right? Not necessarily that it ate everything, but it proved that this was a real snake, and that those are just ropes. And they were just you know, doing an illusion. This was real, this actual wooden staff, that when thrown to the ground, transformed into a vicious snake.
So the truth prevailed and the illusions failed of us what Allah says in verse number 118, so fit I wanted His people were defeated right there and put to shame. And the magician's fell down prostrating to who fell down prostrating in submission to Allah subhanaw taala out of what Musa centum had displayed. They declared we now believe in the Lord of All the Worlds we don't believe in our own anymore. We now believe
In it Allah, the Lord of Musa and heroine. Okay, the Lord of Musa and Harun they were brothers
for their own threatened How dare you believe in them before I give you permission to do so? This must be a consistent conspiracy that you all have devised in the city to drive out its people. But soon you will see. So for your own design, how dare you turn against me without my permission, like look at how controlling this, you know, person was,
I will certainly cut off your hands and your feet on a pole on opposite sides, then crucify every single one of you. So their initial punishment.
If the right hand was cut off, the left foot was cut off as well. If it was the left hand, the right foot, so opposite limbs were cut off. And then he would crucify them. This is what he's saying. They responded surely to our Lord, we will all return, no fear. This is the truth. Sorry. But when you witness the truth, nothing else matters, right? You put us through whatever torture you want. And this reminds us of the conviction of the Sahaba of the law. And it goes back to the very thing that I was saying before, when you're with a leader, it doesn't matter. My conviction is with Allah subhana which I had welcome which is often located for coming, you know, to the masjid as a non
Muslim. Thanks for coming to the masjid. Right. We appreciate your visit. But it's time for us to pray. Or if we're gathering in someone's home or a place, it's time to pray, it's time to break. Right? We go and we pray. Sorry, our conviction of a loss penalty is far greater than that of any human being.
Verse number 131, a loss of habitat it says entire very, they said that this is what we deserve it in times of adversity, they blamed it on Musa alayhis salam, and those that were with him, Surely all is destined by Allah yet most of them did not know. So Allah subhanaw taala, Fast Forwards now, and he's showing when Musa alayhis salam, you know, the people go, and then there was a plague that affected the people. So Allah says in verse number 133, so we played them with floods, with locusts, with lice, with frogs with blood, all as clear signs, but they persisted in arrogance. And we're a wicked people. And this point, I really want to bring up because it's 2022. And we are post COVID
19. And I say post COVID-19. I mean, it's after 2019 when COVID first came around, I lost power data, removing traumas. I mean, Allah says We plagued them with floods.
Floods is not easy for us to bear. You lose your home, you lose lives, you lose so much, you lose your transportation, you lose your job, you lose your livelihood, you lose electricity, you lose crops, you lose food, you lose everything. When it floods.
They he played them with floods with locusts, right? It's not pleasant. They come and they eat all of your crops. With lice. Not easy to bury, it's difficult to harming you. You don't feel comfortable and everyone has
frogs. Can you just imagine how annoying that is? You know to have frogs it's nice when you see one or two frogs. I remember when I was staying. I spent a night just outside of Kruger National Park in South Africa which is
was the place now sprint spent the night in Nelspruit just before going into the national park in the National Park Kruger National Park if you don't know what it is just googled it right? Go on YouTube type in Coover K are you PR
Kruger National Park is a national park that is basically like, you know, in your mind when you think of Africa and how we were raised to think of Africa, like the jungle, right? And just deserts and stuff like that. That's what it is. You are now in the territory of the animals. So you are prey to be hunted by the animals. Okay, so we were going into the into the park the following day. But that night before going in, we stopped and we stayed in this nice outside the hotel there was this pond and these huge frogs like huge, huge frogs.
And all wrong rare, rare, rare, rare, rare, rare, rare, rare, nonstop like that sounds literally nonstop all night long. And I was just like
Subhanallah when we got there the first thing an open window like oh, that's so cool, because enjoying it and then five minutes later I'm like, the weird thing is I'm like trying to like the sound is solid. Can you imagine being plagued with frogs and they're jumping
everywhere and you know, disease and stuff like that.
And Allah's parents anuses. They played them with blood as well. Like,
we just went through COVID-19.
And one of the reasons why apostle patterns had it brings these,
you know, pandemics if that's what we want to call it, because that's what it was, is for us to turn back to Allah. Like remember a lot turn to us Pakistan and not just the Muslims but the whole world.
And I remember non Muslim, I think I shared this with you on the first or second night I don't remember if it was you, you were another group,
nurse or ordering in the hospital.
And my mom had surgery, if you might, he was saying he's like, this is a sign for us to wake up. He's like you Muslims know exactly what we're talking about. He's not Muslim, but he was like this COVID-19 was assigned for human beings to wake up and he says, I work here in the hospital. And I realized human beings failed this test of God. Because we didn't wake up. We didn't wake up. We turned away from God instead of turning to God. This is what he was saying. And it's so true. We as Muslims and Hamdulillah, many of us, we turn to Allah subhana wa with that, but we also see that many people immediately mediately we're like, for everything to be shot. Now, yes, Hamdulillah we
took certain steps that were needed to closing of the masajid. And we continue to have prayers, right, so we didn't just close masajid the Imams and you know certain people, board members, whatever who employees, every mustard is different. We're still able to come in to pray and to continue upholding the prayers within the Masjid. Okay, but put that aside, there were many who said we can't deal with this No, no enough.
And just abandoned the loss of habitat lost hoping ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada turned away from a loss of habitat.
That's not the way of, of a law. That's not what we're meant to do.
We should have realized that now's the time for us to come closer to a loss of habitat.
To worship him more,
to spend the nights and everybody
to make lots and lots of Doha.
But it turned into a big, relaxed, passing party. Everyone was bored.
People are complaining, they're bored. They don't know what to do anymore. We've done everything. There's nothing more to do. And I remember I visited you know our brothers.
Brother, man crotch. For those that don't You don't know. You probably remember we made lots and lots of dua for him. Especially in the gym. My foot was right brother Mirage was in the hospital.
And at a time when COVID hit, it was very difficult part of our family could not visit
was tough at times. And he went through a really, really low
stage of health. But look, I lost. My dad brought him back with, you know, back to the masjid just came back from Amara and loss of habitat accept and strong Hamdulillah. And brother realize you don't know. And I'll tell you.
There was a night you were you were unconscious, and the nurses called me. And they said you better come and pray because I came with quite a few days you were in the ICU. They called me they said we're going to transfer him to Oakville. But we don't think he's going to survive. So you better come and pray for him. And I came and the paramedics were standing outside of your door and ICU. And they were waiting for me to come because I told them I'll be there in 15 minutes and I drove from my home to the hospital. It was this was like maybe midnight 1130 12 o'clock at night. And somehow the light went into the room and just like I would do before you were you know, in that condition. Stand
next you recite some Quran and make dua and the paramedics waited and the head nurse she told them wait, the Imam is coming to pray. And subhanAllah after that I stepped out and the paramedics went in and they transferred you and I really felt like Subhan Allah I've seen so many people in ICU and they never come out of that state and Allah subhanaw taala took you from that to bring you right back to the masjid with us. So I've lost Palatine has chosen you to do something good for this Deen. Remember us in your job, the very least that you do just make dua for every single one of us. Now also Panama which I had put baraka and goodness in your life and in your family.
And so you know, these are examples that Allah subhanaw taala shows us, you get tested, and I would go
into the same ICU into other rooms just next to where brother impaled onto us.
Other rooms, and the nurses were holding the hands of even our Muslim brothers
dying of COVID.
And I remember one nurse came to me and she says, Today I held the end of two Muslims that passed away.
So Muslim sister, she comes here her husband comes with us, they came for 100 years ago. She is today I held that if two Muslims have passed away if COVID-19. And their families are not with them.
Because it was COVID-19
did we realize the importance of family throughout that test? We did at the time, but now that we're past it, do we still remember how it was that we longed for our families, we will longed for the Masjid. We longed to be with the community, we've long to stand in Salah shoulder to shoulder, you remember the first Jumar we create shoulder to shoulder it was like everyone was in tears. It was like strange after almost two years of standing shoulder to shoulder.
And we forgot.
Automatically, like a couple of days, a couple of weeks go by we forget. And this is one of us. 100 has reminding us that he sent so much hardship to these people. And still at times of ease. You know, it's us, we deserve this. And in times of hardship, oh Musa. This is because we followed you. And now look, this is what Allah is bringing us because you told us to follow Allah, Allah, Allah is putting us through difficulty.
When Allah puts us through a difficulty, it makes us better. It makes us stronger, it brings us and it's supposed to have that long term effect on us. But it's us that turn away from a loss.
So we'll fast forward in sha Allah.
Verse number 135. But as soon as we heard from them until they met their inevitable fate, they broke their promise. So we inflicted punishment upon them, drowning them in the sea and denying our science for denying our signs and being heedless of them. And then Allah subhanaw taala, you know, continues with the story of Mossad agents, sentences, you know, they went away to the other side of the water and the people used to worship idols. And so the people that went with Musa SNM from this have an idol as well so that we can worship we can remember Allah, and he was like, What's wrong with you? Like, this is what I'm taking from it, you're going right back to it.
And so he left for 30 days and Allah subhanho wa Taala extended it right to 40 days, Musa islands and then went and got what we know is the command sentiments, right? This from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tiana how to live rules
of life, and he left her home at his in charge. And when he came back,
you know, or I should say, as he was gone, the people asked, you know, ironically, we need something to worship and they put pressure on him. The more he resisted, the more they threatened, they were going to kill him, attack him and kill him. And so he let them do it. And what they did was they took their jewelry, they melted their jewelry, and they made a hollow cow to worship the cow. Right? And this cow when they made it, they're like, well, it's just a statute. And then Allah subhanaw taala had about the wind. You know, when you take a bottle, I was supposed to bring an empty bottle, and you mouth and you blow on the top. If you ever done that, on the top it goes.
But you hear that?
sound right? So they heard that. So the wind is blowing through this hollow structure or sculpture of a cow and your moon.
Sounds like the count.
More alive, like Oh, the cow is alive. Look, we made a statute we made a thought. They were worshipping this. Musa alayhis comes back and he sees this. He grabs our own her own long hair and a beard grabs, almost kind of tetanus as grabs him by his hair pulled him drags him. What did you do? How come you let the people do this?
He says if you only knew they were going to attack and kill me, I had no choice.
So sad is like he dropped what he came with this scripture and he ran after his brother and now he has the scripture to show the people and to convey this message to them that you know this is the message that came from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. We wrote for him on the tablets, the fundamentals of everything I was handed to NSS and we commend it, hold to this firmly and ask your people to do
Make the best of it. I will soon show all of you the home of the rebellious those who deny Allah subhanaw taala and reject the scripture that was sent to him they would be destroyed.
Let's fast forward in sha Allah. We'll go to verse number 180 Charlevoix.
Here's number 180 Allah subhanho wa Taala either mentions about his beautiful names when he learns as
Federer will be
why they will living in a you'll hate human Fe a smell.
Samudra zone Emma gallon we are men who Allah subhana wa Tada says Allah has the most beautiful names, so call upon him by them and keep away from those who abuse his names. They will be punished for yesterday. This is why every Friday to try it's been over a year now we're trying to go through all of the names of Allah soprano attack.
Smell the rudia call upon muscle using his names. But if we don't know the names of Allah, and we don't know what they really mean, how are we going? Like if you're sick, which neighborhood want to use, if you are in debt, and you need to pay off some debt which name of a mountain you use. If you are scared, anxious, you know you fear failing an exam, for example, which name of a budget you use, right? If you you know you want a promotion or you know you're looking forward to something or you want to get married or whatever it is in life, there's a name of Allah Subhana Allah that we can use. The question is which one do we use, and so call upon Allah subhanaw taala using his names,
whichever of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala is befitting in that moment.
When it is snap federal will be then he says, Keep away from those who abuse his name's abusing his names in many different ways. First of all, some people reject the fact that it was penalized as certain names and attributes. Right more so the attributes than the names. In addition to that, some people just don't care.
We don't care that Allah has more names. Allah has 99 names really. Now there are more of course when we look through
what descriptions of us pen retailer uses for himself within the with the profits on a lager it usnm says when you decide to notice or owner is Allah subhanaw taala has 99 names.
I saw her definitely agenda, whoever knows them has entered into paradise, what we mean by knowing is understanding them, implementing them, using them calling upon the hospitality data by them, believing in them and so on and so forth.
Can't just be like, okay, as long as 99 names, I'm going to open the cover of the most half and see the names and memorize them or listen to a sheet. Right? How does the machine go?
And remember now, right there's, there's machines made of the names of Allah Subhana Allah what's at it, and you know, memorize them and tell us that's it. We're from the people of paradise. No, you need to live by it believe in that you are going through something difficult. Your risk is affected call upon a Russa
not like, Oh, my risk is affected. I need to go buy a lottery ticket and scratch it and see if I can get some money. No. All right, this is that's what people do. I've been I've been to gas stations. And it's weird because I know it just becomes the norm when people work at a gas station. Most of them sometimes work at gas stations, you go in and you finish pumping gas you go inside to pay you walk in and sometimes. You know, I remember a few times I go in and there's brothers at the counter like oh, sorry, come check. How are you good? Would you like a scratch ticket? Like, what?
lottery ticket? No. Why are you offering me the lottery ticket? You know, the lottery ticket is how awesome Are you? Sorry, my one brother. He went, Oh, Sorry, chef. You know, we just we have to say it is part of our job. The you know, our employer makes it makes us ask every person that comes in. I'm like, okay, but don't ask me ever again. And don't ask any other Muslims ever again and technically, talk with your employer and tell them I can't tell people. I can't I can't encourage people to buy this because I don't. I'm doing right. It's against my belief in Allah subhanaw taala. Right. So have that conversation. I know I spoke to one brother. You know, he was telling me he told
employer I'm sorry, I can't
I can't you want to sell them they're there to be sold another employee, you can like sell them to them. That's your business, but I can't sell it to someone and I can't ask people if they want to buy. And he was like, okay, that's fine. I respect your belief. Right? So as Muslims if we are firm upon what is true and we turn to Allah subhana wa Tada in that you'll notice that Allah will make things easy for us. But when we are shy about our deen, and then we just give into what society wants, then we can't be like no Salah has set up. And Musa was so firm in his belief, just as a closing, you know, lesson for every single one of us, when the angel of death came to musataha
Center, the angel of death,
Musa alayhis salam, it's an interface.
And he damages the face in the eye of the angel of death. And the angel goes back in complaints to a loss of habitat.
And that is a story for another day. But the example here is that Musa alayhis salam was so like no wait, don't get in my way of worshipping Allah, even the angel of death. No, you're going to stop me from worshipping Allah get out of here. Right? So fixed in worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada. That that is his priority in life. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from amongst those who are firm in our belief, we turn to Allah subhanho data at times of ease, and at times of difficulty and hardship.
Just on a level later on, for some a lot more sentimental about a candidate, Vina, Mohammed
Salim, I said that I will keep it between 30 and 40 minutes. So I'm doing that. I know some of you are like, no, no, keep going. It's not a thought of time yet. But we'll keep it at that to respect everyone's time, and allow those that need to make it somewhere else to go. And to one shot a lot of data will look after the verses that were that we can learn from in the 10th Judas, the since you're all here. As a reminder, under from tomorrow evening, we start to go on quest quiz.
The Quran quest quiz is a quiz that we do every single Ramadan, we've been doing it even throughout the pandemic, in the middle of 10 days of Ramadan. So you'll need an Instagram account, or you'll need to basically just access the ICCM Instagram account, right? And you just click on the link that's in the bio. That's all you need to do. So there'll be a link every day if thought, what.
Okay, it'll be sent on the ICC on WhatsApp groups also.
So the link will be reset every day. If downtime. Starting tomorrow, starting tomorrow, the first link will go out. Okay. You have from the time the link comes out until the start the following day to answer the five questions that are revealed. And it's like a Google Doc, right? So make sure you put in all your information so we know who you are, every day five questions will be revealed. And so in 10 days, you will research and answer 50 questions related to the Quran. Okay, that can be found within the Quran as well. And in terms of prizes, humbler, the first prize will be there in sha Allah, second prize will be an ebike that is sitting in my office, those of you have seen it,
it's there. It's an ice bike.
It's brand new, but open box. So because it's open box, it's valued at $1,100. But it's technically an 18 or $1,900, bicycle ebike. And the third prize will be an iPad Mini and child monitor. And then we might do a fourth and fifth price. But we'll keep you actually we are during the fourth and fifth price fourth and fifth prize will be some gift cards as well, right $500 gift cards each. So look out for that shallows addresses because we motivate you to take part in it and we want people to take part. But also it requires research. So if individuals want to do it, sometimes it's a little bit difficult for one person. So we encourage like the family do it as a family, right? You can win
an a laptop, as a family you can bicycle as a family with an iPad or even the gift cards as a family child. So look out for that, at this time, a new link every day and if you miss out and don't submit your question your answers before if the following day. You've lost out on your submission. No exceptions.
Not like Oh, I know you have anything to do notice.
Yeah, it's 10 days, 10 days five questions each day chocolate. So I hope that people here at least one of you will be from those who when shall not is that going to love