Channel: Daood Butt
Ramadan Tafseer Night 9
June 13, 2016
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so blessing from a lesson
last year I don't know if you remember but last year Ramadan as well. The days were long but the weather was beautiful
very nice. Yeah
maybe maybe only the Muslims are feeling the the cool weather
Bismillah Alhamdulillah him hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Ashleigh feel MBA University. Maybe you know Mohammed in Allah He Afflalo sada to tasleem probably should actually use odd way of silly embryos that have been disseny of Gabor GodI. My brothers and sisters in Islam as an mRNA Kumara to Mahabharata capsule.
It's very true. So Pamela, you know, we're just talking about the weather. And I started this and I remember yesterday, there's a brother in Sydney, Australia, who watched the live streaming of veritasium. And he says, Mashallah, you know, amazing halaqaat even with the heat, right, even with the heat, you can still have the heat and the long days and we have our energy and, and, you know, we're full and ready to do our
Sydney, Sydney, Dubai, London, many different places, Panama, now they're all going to start writing it, you're gonna see they're all going to start typing. Where are you from? In fact, I should tell them no, you know, let us know where you from. Let's see.
All right at later in sha Allah Subhana Allah it's Yeah. And last night's viewing I think. I remember seeing it. I didn't check it, but it reached 100. And I think 50,000 views like people had viewed the post, the people who actually watch it and who are viewing watching at this moment right now, we just started this 30. So the numbers going up, have that law that says very interesting, you know, how we can use technology, and people in different parts of the world. Like there was one brother in Dubai. He said, you know, we were watching from Dubai. I said while Mashallah from devices, our whole family sits down and watches the
technology nowadays, where you don't need to travel to go and and learn. You can sit at home in the comfort of your home in a different time zone and still benefit.
So they follow on Facebook. And so I'm broadcasting it through Facebook. And
yeah, that's it. So a lot of people say it's a sad book or a fitna book, but we say this is hamdulillah blessing. It depends on how you use it depends on how you use things. I remember when I was younger, and I know this sidetracks will just take one more minute. When I was younger, there was a friend of ours in the mustard who had this debate with the email that Imam was saying we cannot use projectors, because he says, and this was because you know there was a sister who was teaching sisters only halaqa in the masjid. And the Imam said we don't want you to use the the projector in the masjid because you might project something on the wall that you know maybe is not
permissible, not not right. And you're using it inside the masjid. So he said as an example, maybe you're going to project like the image of you know, those that drew the the cartoon of the Prophet sallallahu they said they claimed it was the cartoon of the Prophet sallallahu I need to send them remember years ago in Denmark, right? And so he said, maybe you you know, you might put something like this on the wall. And this is not permissible. So the the sister who was teaching her brother went and spoke to the email. And he said, How can you make that claim that she's teaching Islam in the masjid? And she's qualified to do that she's the daughter of another email, right?
And so, you know, he tells the Imam you can you can use anything the right way or the wrong way. So he asked the Imam, he says, Do you have a car? And he's like, What do you mean? You know, don't don't think you're smart. You're young. You know, you're a teenager, you're gonna ask me these questions. There's no Do you have a car? He says, of course, I have a car everyone has a car. He says, Well, you can use your car to go to a nightclub and to drink alcohol and commit sins, etc. And he's like struggling a lot. How can you say this? And the man says, No, I'm not saying that you do that I'm saying you might use a person could use their car in the right way, or in the wrong way.
Similarly, someone who was using the projector might use the projector in the right way or the wrong way. So he says I'm not accusing you, nor should you accuse anyone else of using something in the right or the wrong way. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make it easy for us to understand. You know how to use things correctly, and how to limit them and you know, keep them
moderation within our lives. How do we move on today we're going to be covering soda Toba from where we left off we were at the beginning of October, we will also go through the entire sort of universe. Of course, we're not going to do the entire pseudo but just some of the verses. And we will go up until verse number 49 of pseudo houde verse number 49 of Sudoku, inshallah. Tada.
So we left off yesterday, verse number three of sorta Toba and I was explaining and I remember there were a lot more people here and they were all interested, they wanted to know the answer. And they'll know it now in sha Allah, because they're not here. So last time, it shows us in verse number five of sola Toba how some people cut and paste or they they will chop the verses of the Quran, and only take parts of it to show what they're trying to prove to prove their points. And so a lot of people will take verse number five, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, emotionally keen
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zecca Hello SME loan in ma umahi team. They never quote that part of the verse. They never quote the part that where Allah Subhana Allah says but if they repent to the established prayer that gives zecca then let them go, leave them alone, don't bother them. And indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. Now why did Allah subhana wa attallah reveal this verse? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Remember we said he sent a robot cuddle dilemma and early on the alarm rang.
Forth he sent them forward to go in to convey this message to the machete coin, the non believers, the idol worshippers that were living within Mecca. And this was at the time where mcca is now sacred. mcca is a place that they are no longer allowed to make the wafaa around the Kaaba, naked, because during the time of, we could say jelly before Islam, even in the time of Islam, when the Muslims were not allowed to live in Mecca, up until the time up until this time, which was just before the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the missionary Kuhn those that would come to Mecca to the carrabba, to perform pilgrimage, and to offer things to the to the false gods
that they had there. And we know there was 360 of them. When the prophet SAW a lot more, I think it was some of them conquered Mecca,
they would go in and during the day, the men would perform the wealth, and they would perform both naked. And during the night, the woman would go and perform fall off make it around the cabin. And so the profits on a long way it was seldom now is conveying the message through this a habit of the alarm, I'm home that you are no longer allowed to perform the walk around the camera, without your clothing on, nor are you allowed to go to the cabin and enter mcca if you're not someone who believes solely in Allah subhanho wa Taala as the one and only true God to be worshipped. So they take these verses and they cut them and they paste them those that you know try to use it against
Islam. And what the prophet sallallahu wasallam did was he told the mushy corn, the non believers that were living within Makkah at the time, he told them if any of you have a an act, you have some sort of an agreement that shows you're allowed to stay or we made an agreement with you that you can live up until a certain amount of time, you can stay safely until that contract is over. Once it's done, you will need to leave from this place. This is a place where only the Muslims can reside now, secondly, another thing that was mentioned to them was
those who don't have a treaty with the Muslims, they can stay for four months, you can remain there for four months from this day. After four months, you need to leave. Within these four months you are expected to go and find a safe place to live a safe place to reside, either make an allegiance or some sort of treaty with another tribe or another group of people in a different village, a different town where you will be able to live safely you can do that within these four months. That's fine. Then after four months, you must leave. However the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also and Allah Subhana Allah Allah permitted them to do this. If after four months, they did not
find a safe place to live, this part of the verse does not apply to them. So where it says, you know, telling the Muslims catch the non believers where you find them as in within monka they're hiding and staying and they're doing that because they refuse to leave. Then catch them and get them out of these lands right fight them. Why are they staying behind?
It's because they intentionally want to stay behind for some unnecessary purpose, right? They want to cause some trouble, whatever it is. And so those that are stay that stay behind after the four months that come to the Muslims and say, Listen, I tried to find a safe place to move myself and my family, but I could not find anything up until now, then the command of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to help them find a safe place to live. So so kinda, you know, people take these verses, and they just look at it and say, oh, Allah commands the Muslim to go and kill all the non Muslims know, the context of what was taking place was that those that could not find a safe place
after four months, and they were trying to find a place but they couldn't, then the Muslims will actively help you to find a place to go and live safely, safely with your family. Except for those that do not want to leave intentionally, and they are refusing to stay, and they don't want to pray. They don't want to fast they don't want to be believers, and they don't want to go and find another place to live. Then Allah subhana wa tada shows us that you must take action against them. Now it sounds really harsh when you read that part of the verse. But when you think of it, so Pamela, we go to certain places like Canada, like the US, if you don't have a visa to be there, then get out.
You're not allowed to be there. If your passport is not valid for six months, and you're trying to travel into a country, they'll tell you we're sorry, you can't come. You can't come You can't you know, you can't reside here You must leave. And anyone who tries to get in illegally, or breaks the law or does things that they shouldn't do, then we know that the law is going to take action against them. And so there's nothing wrong with that now, nor was there anything wrong with it at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
We move on to verses number 17 and 18 of Seoul October and we're behind but we will catch up in sha Allah Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here in Nima Yara Moodle. messaggi don't ma human an MB Lucha Liang Mele
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daddy in Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here in verse number 17 and 18 Sorry, I forgot to read verse number 17 that's my mistake. Allah Subhana Allah says mccannon and machete kina Yamamoto messaggi de la Isha he Dena Allah and forcing him bilko will you can have your thoughts armello machinery karate Dune, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that it is not for the most unicorn the machine those that are worshiping other than Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not fit for them to be the people that build the massage it or to maintain the massage it now when we talk about the massage it first and foremost the scholars have to say that this applies directly to must be the Hara
right must be the heroine which is the mustard built around the Kava. Okay, so maintaining the Kava and the mustard that is built around it mccannon in Michigan and Yamamoto massage de la jolla here shahidi in Ireland and 14 will go for in the next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Nima Yamato messaggi the law he must be law he will young will acid and the verse goes on. So the non believers are not to maintain the masjid especially mustard they'll hold on. Why? Why can't they maintain most of them?
At the time of Javea and prior to Islam, they used to as we see in verse number 19, a GI Tom sakarya el Hadji were not invested in mosquito harem comm and M and a villa he will your will athlete Do you place on the same level, the person who gives Zamzam or gives water gives provisions to those who come to perform pilgrimage. There simply serving water to them or serving food to them. Do you put them at the same level as those who believe in the Day of Judgment, they believe in the law, they believe in the Day of Judgment, they believe in the hereafter they believe in the books, they believe in the profits, they believe in, you know, having to pay their salaries, etc. All of the the
Pillars of Islam and the pillars of men, they fulfill them. They're not at the same level. One is just a person who's serving food or water to the person who's thirsty. Another is someone who believes now we'll give you a more simplified example. Because I know sometimes we can't make the connection. To simplify it. Our must adhere we know that it's clean and hamdulillah it's a place that we pray. And we know that if a child or someone is in the masjid and let's say you know maybe they start bleeding or for some reason they you know urinates maybe a child urinates on the carpet, we know how to clean islamically we know what we're supposed to do.
However, if there's a non Muslim that's maintaining the mustard, would they know how to clean the mustard? Would they know what's pure for us and what's not pure? Would they know what things we can use to make our place of worship clean, and what things we can't use? They don't. Similarly, for example, I know, you know, half of my, my relatives are not Muslim, my mom's side of the family, they're not Muslim. And so, so kind of, when I, recently one of my, my cousin's my mom's cousin, her husband passed away here in Toronto. And I went to the funeral, and it took place in the church. And so when I went to the church, I was thinking the same things like there's things in the church,
you're seeing the priest, he's doing things he's taking, you know, one thing to another place, he has his napkin, or you know, a handkerchief, and he covers that golden vessel. And then he takes it off, and he folds it nicely. And he places underneath puts the vessel on top. He's doing all of those things out of respect for their religion, and the things that they believe in. Now, as an as, as someone who's a Muslim, who does not know the church, so Well, I mean, I know quite a bit of the church, but someone who does not know the average Muslim who goes into a church, they might see that handkerchief sitting on the table, and they take it, no, you're not supposed to touch that. That's
not for you to touch. Or they might get thirsty, and they're looking around for water, and they take this cup, and they go and they pour some water, Hey, wait a second, that's the cup that belongs to the priest, he uses this for his rituals, and so on. So you can't just go and take things you don't know what is clean for you to use. Are you supposed to touch it? Can you move things around? You know, and this is why we respect the places of worship. Even in the times of battle, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when this a habit of the Allahu anhu would go out in battle, there were certain things that they were told to respect, from the things that they were meant made to respect
are the places of worship, even if it was a place of worship of other people, like other religions, they were made to respect it.
And so Subhanallah, even in battle, when we're conquering lens, and people say, oh, there's Jihad and the holy wars and you're going in, we are made to respect the elderly, the young, the children, the women, we are made to respect the religious people, the people of other religions, who are in their places of worship as well, or they're simply religious people we are made to respect them, they're not taking up arms, they're they're not fighting against you do not fight them. You're made to respect the homes of people you're made to respect the,
the the agriculture that's growing the trees, the plants, etc. There's so many things that this habit of the long run home when they were fighting, they were told to respect you cannot destroy that. And so Subhana Allah, this is, you know, part of our Deen that we learned
that as believers, we also have conditions in our massages, that we should have this place maintained by people who believe in Allah subhana wa tada a simple example, you have the most half the Koran sitting on the shelf, imagine someone leaves it, you know, just here, or they leave it on the table and cleaners who are non non Muslim, they come in and they see this, and they take it off the table they put on the floor, right. And maybe they come in, first of all with their shoes, because they don't know that this is a place to pray. All right, they think it's okay, it's just a carpeted room with lines on, you know, a floor that has lines on it. And so they come in and they
just do what they're supposed to do, just like they go and clean a bathroom, they walk in with their shoes on, their hands are not so clean, maybe they're wearing gloves. And those gloves are gloves that they used to clean inside of the toilets. And now they come into the mustard and they see the must have on the table and they pick up the Quran with the same gloves that they use to clean the toilet. This is this is the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala it contains the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah laryea masuku inland motoharu the people that are clean are the ones that are supposed to touch it, not those that are not clean, and we make sure that we respect it as well.
It's permitted to put the coroner actually I don't want to, I don't want to get into too much detail because we're just gonna, you know, go on and we won't finish. But just as to finish my sentence. It's actually permitted to put the Quran on the floor. It's permitted. But out of respect, we don't do it. And this is something that we need to learn it's part of our Deen it's permitted to put it on the floor why simple example you're praying or is the most?
And I'll give this as an example because it's on Amazon. A lot of people ask this question how do we hold the Quran when we're praying? Tada, we and we're reciting from it. So you're, you know, you're looking through the Quran
as you're reciting until are we and then you go into the report, where do you put the most half? How do you make your report properly if you're holding this in your hand, part of rapport is to put your hand on your knee, right? Fine, a person might put this their
connection is back on so part of
of report is, is to put our hands on our knees. So someone might put it under their arm and make the report properly. But then you see people going into sujood. And when they make sudo, they will put this hand flat on the ground, but this hand they will hold the Quran and put the top part of their hand on the ground. Is that how we make salute? No, it's not how do we make the dude we put our palms on the ground? And so what does the person do with the must have folded under their chin? No, they don't hold it under their chin, how are they going to make their suit properly? Right? Some people may be gifted and they can do that. But even that is not respectful to the court. And what's
respectful is, and I encourage those that hold the must have in their hand, have something on the ground in front of you. Maybe it's you know, even sometimes I tell people take your Toby off if you want. Put your Toby on the ground when you go into salute, put your foot on on your Toby helaas is there on the ground? No, it's not. And I know we use the word dopey because we're half Pakistani right. And so what a person would do is if they have nothing to put on the ground, simply take the most half and place it on the ground nicely in front of you make your son's done, come up, go back make your such that you're standing up again, you pick it up from the ground Alhamdulillah out of
respect, we do not put the most half on the ground. But is it permissible? Do we get sinned? If we put it on the ground? No, there's nothing that indicates that we become sinful if we put the most half or the Quran on the ground in front of us. We do it out of respect. Similarly, we keep the must have in a safe place. We protect our mustard by having people that believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala as the cleaners of the mustard. Yes. I don't want to open it up to questions, but we'll just do it because I'm sure it's related to that.
Okay, good question. Is it allowed to read from the most half when a person is praying taught are we it's permitted to read from the must have when you're praying any prayer? That is not the compulsory prayers, okay, as long as it's not a compulsory prayer. Secondly, if the Imam is the most learned person and he does not know much of the Quran, then it's okay. He can read from the from the Koran, or you have no one who's a half of the liquid, but to say no, you know, because his recitation is nice. So we're going to ask him to lead while reading from the most half. But there's someone else who, you know, is a half of a Koran. But people just don't like his recitation as much. No, we
should let the person who's more learned more versed, well versed in the Quran, lead the Torah we and Allah subhana wa tada knows best. It is permissible though. To do that, let's move on in sha Allah. Verse number 19. Someone who believes will protect the sanctity of the house of Allah subhana wa danas. We just finished mentioning
verses number 34 to 35 of Toba 34 to 35. Allah subhanahu atana says here, yeah, a Johan Edina.
Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here and he warns us, He warns us to make sure that we do not become like this, nor do we give in to people of this sort. He warns us against corrupt scholars and misguided worshipers. He says, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, you were believed, indeed many of the scholars and the monks devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert them away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We see this happening in many countries, you know, I travel a lot to learn as a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. To be able to witness and see things that happen around the world. I've been to places where massage it mustard, and there's big signs, beautiful, you know,
architecture Masjid, so and so you know, it says the name of the mustard, and you go in, and I remember entering the mustard or entering the the parking lot, parking the car and hearing the other end, instead of people going into the mustard. I'm seeing people go into this small building on the site, and how that was like a shrine. It was a place where someone was buried. The founder of the masjid, who was a pious person who possibly in his life never ever asked ever for a person to come and visit their grave and to offer things and to pray to them before going to pray to Allah. But what I saw was people going to that grave, standing there crying, leaning against it, making your
eye to the grave to the grave, because you can hear them people say, Well, maybe they were making a lot just facing that direction. No, you can hear what they're saying because they're weeping out loud. You can understand what they're what they're saying to the person in the grave. And then
It's time for slaughter, they would leave and go and pray their prayers. Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us and now the example there is not that this person who was in the grave asked for people to do that. But that's a way that people make money. corrupt scholars, corrupt leaders corrupt. Mmm, even in our Deen. I know it's referring to above right? The monks, for example. But even in Islam, people who claim to be followers of Allah subhana wa Island, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we see that people do this to make money. People will go and offer things, they will put money on the grave, and there'll be someone there ready to collect it? Where does this
money go? It goes to maintaining the mustard, or it goes to the pocket of the Imam, or the people that organize it. I remember one of our teachers telling us if you want to go visit the grave of certain pious people in certain countries, to enter, you need to buy flowers. To enter you need to buy flowers. So outside, they're selling flowers. So you go and you buy this bouquet of flowers or you buy you know, two or three flowers or one rose. Now you're thinking, how much money can they make off this flower? You're just giving them a flower that a man is not making money. He's not you know, he can't take a dozen flowers and go and fill up his tank of gas with flowers. No, but the
people that are selling the flowers outside the mustard that's organized by the mustard as well. Or by and when I say the mustard, it's because the shrine is usually attached to or right next to the mustard. And so the grave, people will go and buy flowers, go inside the room, offer it every half an hour, 30 minutes, they will close the room off, we need to close it for cleaning. What are they cleaning? How dirty did it get in 30 minutes, they're not cleaning it. They're taking the same flowers that people put around the grave. They're bringing it out the back door and collecting them properly and bringing it to the vendor who's going to resell the same flowers in the same day to
make loads and loads of money so that it goes in the pockets of the people that are simply deceiving those that are coming thinking they're visiting a grave and offering something you know to the person to the grave or just beautifying it by putting a rose on it etc. So look at how people twist the deen Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us here to be careful beware of these people who use things in order to put money in their pockets. And they will use the dean sometimes and twist words of the of the prophets and along with it, who ascend them they will twist verses of the Quran to try and make people believe that this is the truth. That is not the truth. That is not what they're doing.
That is not what I lost my hand with Allah wants us to do. In verse number 16, Allah subhana wa Jalla discusses xhaka and we will go through the different categories of those who are deserving of zakat. Allah Subhana which Allah begins and says in Masada TuneIn for Pato
key in To begin, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that son of God.
And here in this verse, the scholars of Tafseer say that this is referring to even though the word zecca is not mentioned, this is describing the people the categories of people that are deserving of collecting Zakat, Zakat zecca, not just the typical sadaqa that you give. So firstly, the poor and the needy. Now what is the difference between someone who's poor and someone who's needy, the poor is someone who's actually apparently poor, like, you could see that this person is poor. And they might even go and beg. That's how poor they are. They have no food, they need to go and ask for food. Okay, the needy is a person who it might be one of us, we're sitting here, none of us here
looks like we're needy. But no one knows the condition of that person. And that person might have a house, they might have a car, but they can no longer afford to keep it. Maybe they lost their job. So they're not poor in the sense that, you know, they have no home and they have no car and they have no clothing and they have no food. They have the car, they have the home, they have the food, they have the clothing, but maybe they lost their job. Maybe they're going through a hardship. Maybe the person who own sorry, the person who was looking after the house, the father passed away. And now the mother is a single mother raising these children. She's in need, she's needy, or that person
that family is in need. They have the house, they have the car, they have clothing, but maybe they can no longer afford to maintain it. Now they're in need. So that person, you know, we will look into it and analyze it the people who are giving distributing, they will look into their situation and say maybe you don't need three cars, you can sell two and keep one. Maybe you can downsize on the house, you can sell the big house and buy something smaller. So they will help them to go through it. Those are the first two categories There are eight. The third category is the employed collectors. So the people who actually
Actively go and collect Zakah it is permissible for a portion of the Zakat that we give to be taken out to pay the salary of those that collect zecca. It's permissible. So the next time someone says pay yours account through this organization or that organization, or the people that are collecting and distributing this account, their salaries come from it and everyone gets really angry and says, Well, that's an administrative fee. It's not permissible. No, it is permissible, it is permissible for an eight to go to that okay, a portion of it to go to those who collect the Zakat money. The fourth category is
those inclined towards Islam, those who are inclined towards Islam, we can use some of the Zakat money on them. Someone is interested in Islam, we can you know, use it for them, buy something for them, etc, maybe a gift, or they might be interested in Islam. And because they're interested in Islam, their family, you know, bans them from returning to the house. So where are they going to get assistance from? We use some of the money for that. Number five, but a god freeing a slave? Do we have slaves our time? No, we don't. But you can use this in different ways. I know I was asking one of our teachers about this. What about a Muslim who is imprisoned or was arrested? unjustly? Can we
pay for their bail using this Zakat money? And he was saying yes, if that's if that's the case, and it's known that this person did not do anything wrong, and you know, you want to free them from jail until you know they're there. They're done with a court case or they go to court, etc. Then pay for the bill. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. Number six, the indebted a person who has a debt, you borrowed some money, you can't pay it off, you're trying you're doing your best, but it's not working. You can't pay off the debt. Someone says, Okay, I'm going to use my account money to pay the debt of that person. Alhamdulillah you can do that. Number seven cause of Allah sorry, yeah, to
use it for the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah. So for example, during the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam, when they had an expedition where they would go out, travel, and maybe have a battle, they did not have horses, they didn't have armor, they didn't have swords, they didn't have food, they didn't have water, they didn't have provisions, clothing, etc. Those that gave Zakat you can use some of the Zakat money for that. Now today in modern times, some of the scholars say that this portion is is can also be used for building massage it For example, some of the scholars Samus Personally, I think there's a lot of poor and needy that need the money and I
don't think we need to put hours account money into building our massage it here in Canada, maybe in other parts of the world, that's a different story. But here in Canada, I think many of us have enough money that we can help to build financially maintain our massages, and still pay for our account separately. Okay, some of the scholars say that this you know, you can give yours account money to building the massage but honestly speaking, let's put it towards those that are in more need. We can pray Our our sought out we have enough place to pray Our Salah regularly Alhamdulillah. The eighth category is to be a traveler, actually going back to the cause of Allah. Another category
number seven, which I like to add here is the student of knowledge.
Someone who's dedicating their time, their energy their life, to studying the deen, someone who's a student. I remember when we were students in Medina, Subhana Allah sometimes it was really rough. Sometimes it was rough, like you had three reels left on you at the end of the month. And you're like, yeah, Allah, when are they going to, you know, give us our McAfee. Because every month we would get 842 miles, which is like about $200. Right, that's how much we would get for the entire month to spend. And that would include spending on your food spending on your clothing, spending on your transportation spending on whatever you need. The only thing that was free was our tuition and
our boarding so we would live in the room for free, but we'd have to still eat etc. Through our own money. And so sometimes at the end of the month, you know, money was tight. I remember buying on one real, you know, yogurt, and I was like, Okay, I'm gonna buy one real yogurt. And my roommate would use one rail and buy hubs, a piece of bread, the big Afghani bread. So Pamela, just the smell of it is beautiful. And we would split the bread and the yogurt and we would eat that together to reality buys to people much hamdulillah that was lunch sometimes. Right? You just didn't have enough money at the end of the month. And so some handleless students that are studying in different parts of the
world we should be helping them regularly trying to help them why because they're going to come back and inshallah Anna, they'll be our leaders, there'll be our Imams, so let's help them so that they can get through their situations easier. And focus concentrate more on their studies rather than saying you know what, now I need to go get a part time job. I need to do this. I need to do that. However the student that is working a part time job that is struggling, that is going through hardships, that is part of the package.
As part of the package, you need to struggle. Deen learning the deen doesn't just come easily. So those that are watching there might be students saying oh you know what now Alhamdulilah is contact everyone that must have a villa and say Hey, remember you attended the halaqa give us your money so we can go and study easily and comfortably and then they start buying nice clothing and nice shoes and they're just living it up and enjoying themselves. No, you need to struggle this Deen does not come to you unless you struggle to acquire it. You will need to struggle you need to sacrifice especially the students of knowledge. So those that are going through hardships and their students
of knowledge, understand that that is from Allah subhanho wa Taala you are meant to go through that. Number eight Ignis, Sabine the traveler, and this is the last category, the person who is traveling or the family that is traveling, you can use your Zakat money for them to help them, let's say they're traveling and they don't have a place to stay. And their provisions are running low. And they you know, looking for maybe, you know, maybe they need a hotel, maybe they need some food, maybe they have been traveling for some time going from one place to another. And don't think of travel like you get into your car and you're traveling from here to Ottawa. No, think of travel as
you know, someone who left Syria, and is now in Turkey, and then going from Turkey to maybe another country, France and then going from France to maybe Canada and they're a traveler, they're still trying to find their way they don't know where they're going. They're trying to settle down somewhere. Use your money towards people that are traveling. However, the person that is traveling as well that might come from Ottawa to Toronto, and they're a traveler, do some sadaqa for them, fill up their tank of gas for them, buy them lunch, have them stay at your place, or check them into a hotel, do something nice for them so that it makes the travel easier for them and not more
Let's move on to sudah Yunus, which is the 10th surah of the Quran.
In surah Yunus we will skip to verse number 18. Allah subhanho wa Taala says here and shows us in verse number 18, that the Muslim woman worship What does not benefit them? Why are we doing them in doing the law a man or woman when a young Pharaoh home, they will worship what has you know no benefit to them whatsoever. And that's you know, something for us to understand. As we will go through this sutra and then the next surah in Surah houde we look at the story of Noah Halle has set out what was the sin of the people of no highlight his Salah, what did they begin to do that was never done before that?
What did they do that was never done before the people of New la has set up. They began to worship idols that was never done before the time of no holidays. They were the first that began to worship idols at the time of new Allah has sent them. Now this was 10 generations or 10 centuries, we could say a generation is usually about a century, right? Especially at the time of the people of the past like Adam and Sam lived to be 960 years. That was because he gave 40 years to WWE his setup because that would Allah His surname was only going to live 60 years. And he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala how many years would that would live? And he said 60 years and so he gave he's asked Allah Subhana
Allah to take 40 years from his life and give it to download Allah has sent out. And so Adam alayhis salam live 960 years, and no, sorry, dellwood Allah Hassan live to be 100 so in verse number 18, Allah Subhana Allah shows us that the Muslim woman they worshipped and they continue to worship even now what does not benefit them? You know, some handle I when I was living in Malaysia, I remember going to battle caves. And we have Malaysians that are watching as well, and went to battle caves where they have the Hindu god known as Murugan, who they claim to be a God, we just say God because that's we are tributing to what they do, right. So they have the Moodle gun, which is this massive
golden, you know, statue, and Pamela is in front of the battle caves, this mountain that has caves in it. And so you go up, walk up the steps and every year on type person, right type Busan, which is the celebration where they go, they carry this pot of milk on their heads, they shave their heads, even the women and they carry this pot of milk up the mountain on the steps and it's 200 something steps and they go up there and there's small little shrines, little little shrines and they offer the milk to those little shrines up there Right. And so it doesn't have any benefit to them. No there's no benefit whatsoever. That statue that's made out of stone or that bamboo that's there that
sorry the not about to the the the false god Moodle gun who they claim to be a god is standing there, you know, painted in gold and doesn't move doesn't do anything for anyone. It's stiff. Never, ever
moves, even if you tripped and fell down the stairs of about two caves, that God, the statue of the God that they claim to be there would not bow down and help pick that person up wouldn't know the person would come tumbling down the 200 something steps. And so we ask Allah subhana wa tada to grant us the ability to understand that our Lord our Creator, even though when we fall down the stairs, we noticed that we fall and we hurt ourselves, but we understand we believe that this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And at times when a person is about to trip, maybe Allah subhana wa tada saves them and protects them from falling, and maybe they only dropped what was in their heads,
right? And Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah knows best. In verse number 23 of surah Yunus Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here in the middle of the verse it says, Yeah, a yohannes. In both yocom Allah and fusi come, our injustice is only against our own selves, whatever injustice is that we do, as human beings. Yeah, you handed us a lot calls out to people in general, not just to the believers, in abellio, from whatever in justices we do, it doesn't harm anything or anyone else in society except our own selves. So a simple example yesterday, the shooting that happened in
Orlando, right, a lot of people talked about it from different angles, saying, you know, Islam does not does not permit this, etc. But what does Allah Subhana Allah say, your injustices only harm your own self. Now this person know, Allah Subhana, which Allah knows best if he was living as a practicing Muslim, if he believed or not the one knows best. It's mentioned in I was just reading a report now in one of the newspapers saying that the Imam of the masjid said this man used to go to the mustard with his son. And I started to think you know, about his son, how will this child now live the rest of his life, knowing what his father did, how people are talking so bad about him? At
the bottom of the article, one of the neighbors says, I knew this family for many years. That's what the the neighbor is saying that they've known the family for many years, and their heart goes out to them. But if they were part of planning, or they were part of this action, then may they rot in hell. This is what the neighbor said. So Pamela, how will this child's growing up, read the newspaper articles of their father when they get older and and be able to have peace of mind? Look at what this father did? This father now did an injustice to society, that not only harmed society, it harmed the Muslim Ummah, because it was known that this was someone who used to go to the masjid
and take his son, but look another injustice, injustice to his own family, his son, how will he grow up now, he will probably grow up to hate Islam as well, I grew up to say, look at what my father did. And now all the Muslims who had achieved so much in the past little while, especially talking about and highlighting the things that Muhammad Ali, the boxer had done in his life, and you know, how he was a philanthropist, philanthropist and trying to help society and so on. All of that talk now just went out the window, because no one is focusing on it there now focusing on this person who went and shot some innocent people, even though they were in the nightclub, even though they were
drinking and possibly, you know, committing harm, etc. That is not for us as human beings to take action against them. Allah subhanho wa Taala will do you know what he feels is his right and just upon every single one of us, every single one of us, the sinner, as well as the one that is trying to do righteousness and goodness. And so we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us understand that the person who commits an injustice is only harming their own selves, that injustice comes back to you. A Muslim who commits injustice is harming the rest of the Muslims. A father who commits an injustice is harming the rest of his family. So kind of how will the his parents live for the rest
of their lives? How will this child live? How will his wife live? Allah Subhana Allah knows best. And we ask a lot to help us and save us from these hardships that people face and go through in life.
I mean, we skipped a verse number 62,
verse number 62 of surah Yunus, Allah subhanho wa Taala, in verse number 6263, and 64. He says,
unquestionably, for the allies of a law, there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve the loss of power to Allah shows us here.
He tells us about who his allies are in these three verses. 6263 64 the Allies
Also hanworth Allah Li is the opposite of an enemy, right? Someone who has good or is on good terms with Allah subhanho wa Taala do we want to be on good terms with Allah subhana wa tada? Yes. So let's see what Allah Subhana Allah tells us about them. So we can be from those who are allies of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah in Odia en la la hoefflin it him Allah zone, they don't fear and they fear only from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they don't grieve and when they grieve, they grieve about things that are related to Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. So for example, the person feels sad because they did something wrong, that they know goes against the likings of Allah subhanho wa
Taala. And so they feel sadness, they grieve over that, or they lose someone who is pious, someone who is righteous, someone who is a scholar, someone who is connected to Allah, they may not have even been a scholar, they could have just simply been a simple person, and they lost this person. And Allah subhana wa tada shows us that those who those who grieve because of a loss of hanway to Hana, they're the allies to Allah, and they don't grieve over other things. In verse number 63. Allah now explains he describes the Allies he says alladhina
on those who believed and were fearing of Allah subhanho wa Taala had those who believed and were fearing the punishment of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, not only the punishment, they were scared to do something that would be displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala It's time for Salah they know Allah will not be pleased with them, if they miss their sauna, they get scared of displeasing Allah. So they pray their prayers.
Then he goes on to say
was on an earlier game, for them are good tidings in the world B life and in the Hereafter, no changes there in the words of a law. That is what is the great attainment as in that he got that he got one of those lollies that is the greatest success that we can have, which is to become one of the allies of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah, the good tidings will be upon those who simply believe in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and because of their belief, they're scared to displease Allah subhanho wa Taala in every single aspect. And so they try and they try and they try and even though they make mistakes, and they fail, sometimes they continue to try to please Allah Subhana Allah to
Allah, even though we fail. And I want to give you a simple example before we move on into Sora, who would for two minutes in sha Allah to Allah, a friend of mine, very, very good brother, may Allah Subhana Allah have mercy upon him, his parents, his family, his mother in particular, who just passed away two days ago.
This brother, his name is Alvin. Of course people call him Zim. Right? azim Kidwai. He is a very good friend of mine. So Pamela, and he lives in in Bradford in the UK. His mother just passed away. And he I saw the video this morning, he sent me a message just you know, minutes after his mother passed away because I was communicating with him. And he sent me a message. He says my mother just returned to Allah subhana wa Tada. And so Subhanallah You know, it was a sad moment. But I saw the video today of the, of the burial. The burial, he's standing at the graveyard after placing his mom in the grave, and is he's wearing a white robe and a stove is all dirty, because you know, you went
into the grave and you know, put your mother down there and you get dirty. So Pamela, and he's standing there and it's raining right now just a couple of days ago.
Actually, the janessa was I think it was yesterday Sunday. Monday was best My time is all messed up now. And he is saying in the video someone recorded, he's standing there and he's addressing all those that came to the cemetery to bury his mom.
And he's explaining the last few moments of his mother's life. And he was saying that for days, her condition because of her illness and the way that she was even her tongue. She had ulcers, I think he was saying ulcers on her tongue. And she couldn't even speak. That's how you know bad to her condition was it was so severe. And she was in the hospital. And I remember he messaged me a few days before that saying, you know, my mother is in the hospital and she's on life support and not like support for the machine, you know, so she can breathe and he says I'm watching every single breath. Right? She's watching. He's watching every single breath while his mother is struggling to
breathe for her life. And so Pamela, you know, he's saying how, when she's there in that state in that condition, he went and he made sada
You know, he prayed to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in his da he said he made dua, like a DA he never ever made before in his life. Do I know that, you know, this is a drama, it's a matter of life and death. And he makes this dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he's begging a law to allow his mother to die upon the Shahada. Just let her say the Shahada. Let her say the Shahada let her last words be la isla in Oman, we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men can, can only let you know in a lot of different agenda, whoever's last words, Allah, Allah Allah, they will enter agenda. And so he makes this Doohan he goes back to his mother, and then he sees that his mother
she begins to you know, after some time, he I think he was mentioning a few hours later, she begins to speak, and she says, La Ilaha Illa. Right. She's saying that, you know, in a lot and four days, he said she had not spoken for days she couldn't speak. And it was as though her life was just about to leave. And she says it over and over. And to make a long story short, he says, she ends up saying the Shahada from that time until the time that she died, he says about maybe 40 to 50 times. Right? He says 2530 4050 times he goes I don't know she said it so many times. And he said at one point in time he says his sister was there and he called the other siblings to come come to the hospital. It
seems like this is the the last you know few moments of her life because the the sound of her throat was changing.