Ramadan 2016 – Treasures From The Quran – 16
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Ramadan Tafseer Night 16
June 20, 2016
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Please excuse me for the delay, as seems as though the first day of summer there's a lot of people on the roads, Mashallah I spent so much time just sitting, you know, going from from this meter to that meter, you know, just moving one meter at a time or two meters at a time. So, it's really interesting. And I guess it's because school is pretty much done, right. So most of the students are done, and they're driving their parents cars while their parents are taking a bus and train home from downtown. And so Panama. Very interesting.
We continue our halaqaat today. Yesterday, there was a program in the masjid so I ended up doing it online. And I caught up to where we were Al Hamdulillah.
And actually went into a few things a little bit more in detail because I had the freedom or flexibility of time on my hands. And we weren't restricted by muffet. So I started earlier and went on for a good amount of time. So I uploaded it on Facebook for those that want to, to catch to catch up on those those verses that we missed yesterday.
Today we're going to go through sort of two normal sort of causes and Sora lancair boot, we will go through an anchor boot up until verse number 44 for tonight's in sha Allah.
So we'll begin surah number surah number 27th sword out of the Quran and it is known as the surah of the ENT. So it's titled or named after the end. Now what's really interesting is you see how Allah subhana wa tada has sought after Bukhara, which is big. It's a cow, then sort of their field which is extremely big, you know, that's an elephant. And here a loss of Hanoi, Thailand titles disorder and the end. Now what's really interesting about the end is as small as it is, we see how Sulaiman Allah has said, we remember, remember, we said he had the ability, the ability to Pamela today was hot, and I had
less fuel in my car, not so much gas in the car and I was trying to get to one particular gas station close to home. And so I left the air conditioning off with the windows down so I'm dehydrated today so
so Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that silly man and he has seldom had the ability as we covered previously, in Surah till ambia I believe he had the ability to understand the animals and to you. I wouldn't necessarily say speak their language but understand their language so he could understand when the animals were communicating to each other. And here Allah subhana wa Taala shows us in verses 17 to 19. How Sulaiman alayhis salaam thanks Allah subhanho wa Taala for his favors that he's placed upon him. One of those blessings or favors is the ability to understand the animals when they speak and hear Allah subhana wa tada shows us that the end, you know, calls out to the other ends
that suit a man it has set up the Kings so a man is coming with his army. And in order to protect themselves from being stomped on, and possibly, you know, squished and killed. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us how the ant calls out to the other ants warns them to get into the ground right to go into their ant holes get into the ground hide themselves because the army of Solomon Allah His Salaam is coming. And what's really interesting is that when a man and his son he hears the cry of the end, he hears that that call of the ends to the other ends saying or indicating to them that the army of Solomon is coming Be careful, get, you know, get to safety. And so the man and his son um,
you know, he smiles to this. And he thanks Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we see if we see here in the verses, so soon a man smiled amused at her speech in verse number 19. And said, My Lord, enable me to be grateful for your favor which you have bestowed upon me. The shaver the blessing of Allah subhana wa tada to be able to understand the animals right?
And upon my parents, as in, allow me to be grateful to my parents that you've that you've given to me and do righteousness of which you approve, and then and admit me by your mercy into the ranks of your righteous servants. So even though he's a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala he still makes to do to Allah, asking for the highest ranks for the highest level in Paradise and we
See here House of hammer law something so small that we would we might consider insignificant and and
and you think to yourself well it's just an end no big deal but the profits in the long run he was some of them shows us in a hadith that a person who sits in the mustard in the house of a law just like us right now and is busy with the remembrance of Allah just like we're doing right now this is the remembrance of Allah we're learning about the Koran in an afternoon as well as decra the Quran is known as Vicar we're in Allahu Allah Hafiz. And Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us through the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. A person who sits in the gathering of knowledge, seeking the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala while seated in the masjid, they have the protection of the
by their lowering of their wings upon those sitting in the masjid. So right now as we sit here, all the people in Mississauga, Oakville, etc, that could have been here and hamdulillah they're not with us We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant them forgiveness and mercy as well. But upon us right now is the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada and the protection of the angels by lowering their wings upon us.
Now, that's really interesting because as the angels lower their wings, we think of a bird, just think of a bird. Angels are not birds, but think of a bird, when they come to their nest, and they're sitting with their chicks, the little birds that are with them, and they're, you know, they open their wings a bit and the birds are just comfortably seated under there. They're protected by the mother. And similarly, some kind of low When the angels lower their wings upon us, we're protected. This is the house of Allah subhana wa Tada. We're protected by the angels, but a lot goes on. Sorry, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam goes on to show us
not only are we under the protection of a loss of hanaway, Tana by having the angels guard us and protect us, but the end in the ant hole, and the fish at the bottom of the sea
is asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for our forgiveness and for mercy upon us.
Now when we think of it that Antony Anto which means an insignificant creation to us, that creation is totally insignificant, insignificant right now at this very moment, no one is thinking of an end. No one thought you know what, just as we walked up those steps, maybe between the cracks of those stones, and we know some of them are loose a little bit right and they fall off sometimes. Maybe between the cracks of those stones there was an ant that went into the that little hole to make sure it was protected from from us stepping on it. And that and right now is asking Allah subhana wa tada for our forgiveness because we're seated here in the masjid. And we're simply learning about the
deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. That's it. And we're not doing anything more than just sitting here. And the air conditioning is on it's comfortable. Alhamdulillah but all of the creation that doesn't just show us that one. No, no, all of the creation of a loss of Hannah Montana is seeking forgiveness and mercy for us simply because we're seated here. What's happening at the bottom of the sea or the bottom of the ocean of fish that's swimming. That to us right now is insignificant as well is asking a loss of Hannah Montana for our forgiveness.
Now how great is the creation of Allah subhana wa to add, when we think of it, that in itself is a blessing from Allah, that we never really thank him for? How many times have we thanked the loss of Hannah Montana, for creating all of the other creation that makes or that seeks forgiveness for us? Every single day that we come in, we sit here and we learn something we don't we never thought of that we actually probably have never, you know, sometimes in our lives thought to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for what he's given us, some people they say, you know, why do you think alone you don't thank him asked him. This is a time when you can ask. Yes, but thank Allah subhanho wa Taala a
shoe crew Lila and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that gives to us, the more we thank Allah for what he's given us, the more Allah subhana wa Johanna will want to give us things and so we continue to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for forgiveness and mercy and we're thankful to Allah subhana wa tada for the things that he's given us and blessed us with. We learned this lesson through Sulayman Allah has sent me these verses 17 to 19 of salt and lemon.
In verses 20 to 21, he goes on to show us the story Allah subhanaw taala goes on to show us the story of Solomon lay his senem and the story continues all the way past verse number 44. So we go through all these verses right? In 20 to 21 he shows us how Solomon and his Salam is asking, where's the hope? What's a hobo? Do you know to hopeless?
No. Anyone know what a hobo is?
Yes. What is that?
It's a bird. Right? It's a bird with a
long beak, right? Yeah, good to it. But in English we say a hobo. All right, so Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in the story of Sunni man early his sentence when a man's asking where's this bird? Now this bird was used as a messenger, it would go and it would come, you know, in the cartoons kind of love back in the day when people used to watch cartoons.
I don't know if they still do nowadays, because I don't watch these things with some panela. You know, cartoons, they used to always have a bird with, you know, something tied to its beak, and it would carry a message or bring back a message and come into the window and deliver a message, the whole coast of Canada. So this bird comes to Solomon, Allah has set out. Actually, before it came to Solomon, he starts to get a little bit upset. And he's like, Where's this? Where's the bird? Why is the bird late? Why didn't it come back with information? So he would send it out to bring back information of other nations or other, you know, tribes of people that were living in different
regions, and SubhanAllah. This bird was late returning, and so in a manner and it has sent him, you know, he asks about it, he says, I will surely punish him with a severe punishment, or slaughter him unless he brings me clear authorization, some kind of love, like look at the stands of Sony man. And he said, He's really upset. Why is this bird taking forever to come back with some information. And then when the hobo arrives, right, it comes back, he tells so they might know how to his son is encompassed in knowledge, that which you have not encompassed and I have come to you from Shiva, with certain news now who is Shiva, this bird comes and it tells us that a man Allah has sent him
the information that it received from the Queen of Sheba, or from the people of Sheba, I should say, Now, the Queen of Sheba, what's her name? duties? And so they the the people there they worship, other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, they actually sun worshipers, and their queen is known as the rubies, and they're known as the people of Shiva, right?
So he brings back this information to send a man Allah has sent out that there's people out there they have a queen, and, you know, she's the queen of the people and they worship the sun. And so the man now he's gathering his army, right? He's getting he's getting getting his army ready. He he asks to write to her right to her. So Suleiman Allah has sent him he has someone right? And
he sends this letter as we see in verses 27 to 31. He has the letter sent and in the letter, he advises her of a simple message. You can see it in verse number 31.
He says, Be not hottie with me, like don't just be hot headed, if you want to just put in layman terms, but come to me in submission, as Muslims come to me in submission as Muslims, what to need Muslim in Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that Solomon Allah, his solemn rights to them. And this proves to us that we are not the only nation of Muslims. The people that follow the prophets and messengers of the past, they were also Muslims, they submitted to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah, they submitted to Allah Muslim itself means to submit, however, we are a specific type of Muslim. So there's the word Muslim, that is generally used to mean those who submit but we are
Muslims, as in our nation is no one of the followers of this nation are known as Muslims. So this is a term used to attribute to each and every one of us attributed to each and every one of us because we are Muslims. However, in the past, not every single person was known as a Muslim. Okay, those that follow the prophets of the past, they were not known as Muslims, but they were Muslim because they submitted Okay, I don't know if that makes sense to you. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to convey the messages easy and most understandable as possible. So so the man that I know his son and he writes to her to the Queen of Sheba to booties and tells her to come to him in
submission as a Muslim, someone who submits to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and not to the sun as they used to worship in verses
sorry, so then she gets she gets she receives this letter from Moosa from Moosa from Sony manana has sent him and she calls her advisors. What do you advise me to do? This is a man so a man who was well known, she knew Sulaiman. She heard of him before he was a king. And she tells us people you know what, if a king enters with his army, usually they will cause a lot of destruction. So maybe it's not worth it for us to fight or argue with Solomon, maybe we should simply submit
Maybe we should submit to what he's asking us to submit to. And so she asks her advisors and consults with them. And she decides to send Sulaiman, Allah has sent him a gift, she sends a gift to him. Now instead a man it has sent and received this in verses number 36, and 37, he doesn't want a gift, he clearly tells those that delivered the message, I don't want this gift, I don't want any sort of wealth. What I want from a loss of Hannah Montana is more beneficial and more, you know, useful for me in this life in the Hereafter, then this gift that you're giving me this wealth that you're that you're you know, simply sending my way.
And so silly manner, and he has sent him he then asks for something to be taken from her.
And he asks for her throne, because he had heard about her throne. It was a beautiful throne. And so he asks for her throne to be brought, and this is where the gin they now stand up. One of them in particular gets up and tells Sulaiman Allah has sent them out, we'll bring you this throne before you can even be seated in your place or before you can get up from where you're seated in your place. And so so a man alayhis salam Subhana Allah, you know, has this Jin within you know, literally the snap of a finger, bring the throne of the Queen of Sheba to him. But this was actually after the Queen had left on her way to come and meet Suleiman Allah His setup. So she comes to meet
Sulaiman, Allah has set up and when she get there's, when she gets there.
So the man it has sent him he tests her, this is in verses 41 to 44. He tests her to see if she recognizes her throne, and if she is going to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so we see here how you know, Allah subhana wa tada says, He said disguise for her her throne, we will see whether she will be guided to the truth or will be of those who is not guided in verse number 42. So when she arrived, it was said to her is this is your throne like this, she says, It is as though it was actually mine. As though it's it as though this is my throne. Right? It looks exactly like mine.
And so the man and his son, um, said, and we were given knowledge before her, and we have been Muslims in submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that which she was worshiping other than Allah had adverted her from submission. Indeed, she was from a disbelieving people. And then she was told in verse number 44, she was told to enter the palace, but when she saw it, she thought it was a body of water and uncovered her shins. So she lifted her gown, lifted it up, because she was going to walk in the water. She thought that the throne of Solomon and his palace was built over the water.
And somehow, I don't know what it really was, was simply like, you know, when you shine marble, really, really shiny, like you go to muster the nemaline is very, very shiny. And it looks as though some had a lot, you know, you could see water in it, or it's a really shiny, that's what it was something similar of that sort. Some of the scholars say that maybe it was actually glass. So glass that was crystal clear and polished, and actually built over the waters of Allah, Allah knows best, but she thought it was water. So she lifts her gown, as though she's about to walk into the water. And as she steps on it, she's not walking in water. She's not walking over water. And so it was
disguised. For her. It was made to seem as though it was built over the water, but somehow, it was actually her throne. That was her throne that she was walking towards.
And then she says, My Lord, indeed, I have wronged myself, and I submit with an amen to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Now she had realized that this was actually her throne. At that point in time, she realized it was her throne. And she thought to herself, how is it possible for someone to bring the throne that belongs to me all the way over here, before I myself made this journey and arrived to Sunday man, how is it possible that after I left, someone went over there, picked up my throne and brought it all the way back here, she knew that this is from Allah subhana wa Jalla. There's no way that anyone could ever do something of this sort except with the will of Allah. And that's important
for us to notice, except with the will of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because no one not even the jinn can do anything except that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah commands that upon them, gives them the ability to do that. So we need to understand that because in the story of a man and he has sent him, which we didn't cover the other day, and I'll simply throw in here now, during the time of the death of Solomon, it has sent him
he has his workers
are his helpers digging for him. And there's different animals that are there and also from among the animals and the people are the jinn. Because so they might remember we said he had control over the animals, and he would commend them, they loved him, they used to work for him. And so so the man honey has sent him he also had from amongst the workers, the gin, Nelson, a man or honey has sent him, he was leaning against his stuff, right leaning against his staff, in a very comfortable position, Mashallah. And while he was leaning against his staff, watching his workers dig for him, he passed away.
But he remains, you know, in that position leaning against his staff. And you know, when someone dies, they don't die in their eyes close, they die, and their eyes stay open. And so they thought, that's what a man was still watching him. And they continue to work and continue to work and continue to work until some time when, and it says, you know, in the description of the animals, it seems as though they're termites, right, they started to chew away at the bottom of the staff of Solomon, and it has sent up
and that through his balance off, and he felt when he fell over. That's when all the creation that was working for him, realized at that point in time that said, a man at his salon had died.
Now the lesson that we learned there is that the jinn do not have the knowledge of the unseen, they can only do and only know that which Allah subhanho wa Taala gives them the knowledge of
and for us to understand that is important because a lot of people become scared of the jinn. And they start to say, Oh, the jinn have, you know, special powers and the abilities to do this, and ability to do that. They only have that because Allah subhanaw taala if he wants to give it to them for a specific reason, then they can do something. But other than that, they can't do anything except that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them the ability for it. And so here we see that so in a manner Allah has sent him when he passes away, even the jinn who were working, did not know that Selena Hassan was dead, until he actually lost his balance and fell over. And so that proves to us
that the jinn do not have the knowledge of the unseen, which a lot of people claim that they do. A lot of people say that the jinn have the knowledge of the unseen because they can go and do things that we can't, or we can see them so they have the knowledge of the unseen No, they do not have the knowledge of the unseen and we learn that from the story of Solomon, Allah has sent him and many other examples as well, but it's something that's highlighted at that point in time when son a man and his son Adam, passes away.
We move on to verse number 68 and 69 of sorta to number
in verses 68 to 69. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us
is that the machete Kuhn they say about the deen of Allah of Allah subhanho wa Taala that was sent to the prophets on a long way. I know he was a lamb. They say that this is nothing except tales or legends of people that came in the past. Right? It's just these are just tales that you're telling us things that happened in the past. Now when we say tales or legends, that's not a story. That's not like relating a story of something that actually happened. Like someone might come and say, Hey, did you know last night this took place and this person came to the mustard and so on. So that's, that's real, that actually took place. But tales and legends are like, you know, things that are not
real that were made up, that are make belief that people thought might happen or you know, believed in like believing in certain things to do the jinn etc, that are not actually real. And so the machico and they say about the Quran, and the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that this is something that came to him that is merely just tales and you know, things of the past and so on. But Allah subhanaw taala shows us in verse number 69 He says, what is evil feeder?
portal ke *a the bed maggioni me in save or Mohammed's on Salah Anna usnm traveled through the lens and observe how was the end of the criminals, those that disobeyed Allah subhana wa tada because we know that one of the biggest crimes that we can commit is the crime of disbelief
or the crime of worshiping something other than Allah subhanho wa Taala with him, that's a crime with a law, not with the laws of the land is the crime with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So those who are criminals in this sense are those who worshiped other than Allah subhanho wa Taala or disbelieved in Allah, and the law sent them a punishment. And so punishment came to those people and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to tell the machete cone those that don't believe, tell them go to zero, go out. Go travel
The world will see you fill out and look and see what was the punishment or the places of those people that dwelled, but no longer live, like the people have had, that no longer lives, like the people of the mood that lived you know, at the time of solid Hannah has sent me those beautifully carved palaces inside of the mountains. So Pamela that today you can go and see that still exist. You go to you know, a hedgerow you go to certain parts of southern Jordan, etc, you'll see still carved into the mountains, the places that the people used to live, and Subhanallah you wonder how did they get destroyed inside of the mountains while hiding by sound? How is that possible, but go
and see go and see how it was go and see their condition. And there's things that happen for us today as well, for example, and I use this example last year, I remember maybe about a year ago, talking about the example of the tsunami, and how I went to Phuket, Thailand, and I've been there twice now. So Panama. And it's a really beautiful island. Absolutely beautiful loads of Muslims, one of the largest Islamic schools I've ever seen in my life. Right over there. So Pamela in this in Thailand, on the island of Phuket massive school from pre kindergarten all the way up to the end of high school. And so Pamela, so many Muslims live there. But at the same time, Allah Subhana, Allah
sent the flood, that tsunami that came to them just a decade ago, 11 years ago, I think, and the flood, the waves of the tsunami came ashore, and the water went right up to the wall of the main mustard of Phuket. But didn't touch it.
Didn't didn't touch it. 10s of 1000s of people lost their lives. But it came right up to the wall of the Messiah. Now sitting right in right next to the mustard. I was sitting outside of the mustard before Juma and I led drama and that mustard. And before it I was sitting outside right there. There's a table and it was sitting talking to the Mmm. And he said the water came right here, right? We were seated. Right, we're sitting on a table with two chairs. And we're sitting there talking and he said the water came right here and it stopped here. It didn't go into the masjid. This was the furthest that the water came. But he says everything from here, right out to the sea was all
underwater, everything completely covered underwater. So Panama, and the following. The second time that I went back after that was the first time. The second time I went back, they booked me into this hotel. And I remember watching a documentary about the tsunami.
I watched a documentary about the tsunami. And in it, I think it was a British couple of men and a woman British, I believe they were they're in their honeymoon. I don't remember the details right now. But some kind of love the hotel that they stayed in. They said you know, we're in the breakfast area or the restaurant area. And when we saw the you know, the waves of water coming in, we quickly ran into this closet, some of you may have seen it and noticed it, they quickly ran into this like it looked like a closet, it was a room read in the kitchen. And as they went in the water just filled it up and they were just like swimming around in it. And next thing they know they're out in
the middle of the seat. Or one of them I think the husband was you know, ashore, and and the wife ended up being sucked or dragged into the seat hamdulillah they, they they didn't die. They are still alive. Subhana Allah, but they tell us about the story. And they show us you know, in the documentary, The hotel, the second time I went back, they checked me into that hotel. That was the hotel I was staying in. And I'm like, this looks familiar. Because the lobby is where the restaurant is. And like this looks really familiar. This is strange. And I went back to my room turned on the Wi Fi and I started watching that documentary. And I said, also Pamela, we're staying in this same
hotel. And literally, we're right by the water. Like, right outside the hotel, you have the street, and that's the beach right there. So have a line I thought to myself, yeah, this is not a very high hotel, please don't send us or not me when I'm here. So kind of like, you know, it's very interesting. But Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that go and travel the world. And this is why it's important for us to travel. For me, I love traveling, because I learned so many things while I'm traveling. I learned about you know, the people of the past, I learned about you know, things that happen at our time, or maybe just before our lives, or that may have happened within the past year
or so, things that took place that we can learn from you go to different massage, it's a simple example. You're not going to a place of destruction, you're going to a Masjid, but you're going to a Masjid and you're learning about the people there. You're asking them, what are the challenges that you face? What are the things that we can learn? Tell us tell us, you know, some of the things that you've gone through and how you've changed it. A friend of mine, he went to I believe it was Colombia.
Or El Salvador. I think it was El Salvador, right? And he was in El Salvador. He's from the UK. He lives in Malaysia, he went down Southern America. SubhanAllah and he said I went to the masjid. He's telling me he went to the mosque.
And he comes out of the mustard after praying Salah, no one was there, there was no one no one brings on the mustard says beautiful mustard hamdulillah but there's no one there's no one inside of it. And he comes out of the masjid. And he sees some men who's playing a guitar with his case open, you know, the guitar case open. He's playing it so that people as they pass by, they put some change inside of it, just like you see, you know, people downtown doing and so he goes to this man and he asked him He says, you know, are there any this is this is a mosque, are there any like Muslims here and he doesn't speak Spanish. So he's trying to communicate with them and you know, broken English.
So he's telling them in English, you know, is there is there Muslims here, you know a lot about Muslims, you know, food halaal you know, Muslims, they pray in the mosque, Masjid. And the man who's playing the guitar, he starts to live.
He says, I'm the name of the masjid.
In under the mustard, we gather for Joomla they gather only for Joomla That's it, they only come together for Joomla has Panama.
And, you know, he's telling and I think he said a couple of times in the evening, maybe from local labor for Asia, you know, some of the days when they have off or something?
He says so he's like, why are you playing guitar? He's, you know, we hear that Mmm, why are you playing the guitar outside in the street? He says I do it for money. There's no money, where am I gonna get my money. So I play the guitar so that people give me money and this is my income and then I leave the salon in the evening and Juma in the masjid. And I think on the weekends, one day, maybe Sunday, they have some kids that come in, he teaches them quote, and he says his forefathers, you know, his his ancestors that came they came from Egypt. And so he's, you know, obviously born and raised there, but somehow Allah, his grandparents, etc. They're from Egypt. And they came there and
they taught him the Quran and he knew the Quran. So he teach the Quran and that his salary because the people are too poor to pay the teacher to teach them the Quran, or to teach them any of the deen for his time, etc. So he would play the guitar on the street outside of the mustard in order to get paid. And we would never learn this stuff if we didn't travel. Right? And it's right. It's south of us. It's not like in the eastern the west of Panama, it's south of us. And many of us don't think to go down south, we might go to Cuba, Jamaica on vacation, but we don't go down to see the condition of the Muslims. And it's important for us to do that. And that's that's actually what I did. When I
went to Phuket. That tour that I did in Phuket in Thailand, was to take the Muslims there from Singapore, we took Singaporeans and Malaysians to go and see people in Thailand in a non Muslim country. And I mentioned this during the recording last night that I did. The municipality, the municipal government government of the island of Phuket, they actually give money from the taxes that they collect to every religious institution, which includes every single Masjid as well. They don't discriminate. Every religious institution, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu doesn't matter. They give them money to look after this beautiful building that that is actually built by the municipality, so
they use that tax money to build every single mustard has a brand new building right beside it, that is used for classrooms to teach, and they just build it and leave it up to the mustard you can either teach to feed, you know, memorization of the Quran. You can teach evening classes, you can teach on the weekends, etc. But there's no one to teach because the Imams don't make enough money to spend their time teaching. They have to go and do some trade, buy and sell etc. So we went I remember we went to 16, different mustards 16 different mustards in one day, we just kept going from one mustard to the other meeting with different Imams and so on that were there. And these buildings
are abandoned. They're brand new, beautiful, you know, with whiteboards, desks, everything, some area have carpet in them, etc, beautiful buildings, but no one's using them. Because the people who can teach don't have enough money to dedicate their time to teach. So they go and they work. And maybe maybe in some of the some of the mustards, they were telling us, in some of them, you know, on the Saturday or the Sunday on the weekend, they would get together for like three or four hours and teach some of the the children of the town of the island. That's it. Most of the massages, they have these buildings, but they're not using them. And I remember some of them, they brought us on the
roof. We climbed up some panels on the roof of one mustard. And the caretaker of the mustard is a woman who lives right across the street of the mustard, and she climbs up on the roof with us. And to get to the very top we have to use a ladder, and that's made out of bamboo climbing up to the top and Subhanallah we get to the roof and she's not showing us. You know, she had already showed us this beautiful building that they built but they need money for the water tank to fix it because it's leaking. And it's just wasting water so they pay for water to fill up the tank, but then you know a good amount of the Water is leaking out. So they were asking us if you can give us money so
we can get a new
Tank, get a new tank, even though we have this beautiful brand new building, forget the building we can afford the teachers right now we can't even afford to maintain the water tank that keeps water for the the people to make the machines handle. Right. So we took Muslims there to go and show them the condition of Muslims in different parts of the world. It's a non Muslim country, but you know, they were being visited by Muslims. And I encourage us to maybe if we can do that together, you know, maybe organize something where we can go to different countries, not too far away, maybe just down south, not all the way across the other side of the world, but to visit massagin and visit
community so we can see what they need. And maybe we could contribute as well. Maybe we can raise some money before going down and contribute to purchasing things down there. And this would be an educational thing that we do with our families and children as well. So they can learn and give back and do some sadaqa for others. And I don't know how we went off on this tangent but unhemmed Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows that these are not just tales, they're not stories, they're not legends of people that didn't exist, they are real, the prophets of the past and the messengers and those that struggles and struggled and went through hardships, we move on to Serato versus in Serato
cosas which is the 28th surah of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in verses number three to 42. The story of Musa Allah has set up and there's a reason why, you know, I'm just going from verses three to 42 because we covered the most you know, the most important parts of the story of Musa alayhis salaam that we needed to cover. Here you'll see in a little more detail the story of Musa alayhis salaam, with his mother as a baby and how Allah subhanho wa Taala tells her if you fear for your life, etc. Just put her in the water cast her out and cast Moosa into the water as a baby. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect him. Don't worry about it, he will be protected by Allah.
And it goes into detail as well of how musala Hassan has now taken into the home of the pheromone, but as a baby who is still breastfeeding, he did not want to feed from any of the women. He would refuse to take, you know, milk from any of the women who just kept crying and crying and crying. And there was someone who's the sister of
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homework, it's in the verses. It's in the verses. So read it inshallah from verses three to 42. Okay, homework, and I want this answer tomorrow.
She goes, and she tells the family, the family of fit around Asya, the wife of around and around the helpers, etc. This baby is crying. I know someone who, whose milk is sweet. And she's saying that in disguise, because she knows that that is the mother of musala his center and she knows that this is Moosa. Alright, so I'm hinting things to you. So obviously this person knows family members, etc. And so she says, I know someone whose milk is sweet. Let me get her and see because other babies they feed off of her as well. She will give them their milk babies that are fussy and they will feed from her. And so she goes and gets none other than the mother of mousse. Allah has sent him and
brings him brings her over to feed moose Allah has sent him and he begins to feed from her Subhan Allah that goes to show that connection between child and mother. The child knows its mother and refuses to feed from anyone else but Allah subhana wa Tada. His plan is to make it such that musala has Sanam is forced to be reunited with his mother.
And they asked the question, how is it that she is capable of feeding this child? Why is the child taking from her?
You know, maybe out of curiosity that this baby is profit and possibly her child. And so it's told to them her milk is sweet. And babies like to drink from her milk. So they cover up the truth of the relationship between musalla his son and his mother. Verse number 56.
In verse number 56, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Cana Diem and bedeutet Allah Allah Qin La Jolla de Miami
what on me been more daddy in the last panel with Johanna shows us that it is a law who guides who he wills in Nicoletta demon added while our kingdom La Jolla de Manya Shah. You might want someone to be guided and you try to guide them. You try to show them the way to Islam tried to bring them back. So Pamela People always ask this question. In fact today, I know for a fact today someone was very
messaging me and I was preparing my notes. And I could not read it. But I just saw as the messages were coming in, you know, you get in your notification bar that comes on my on my laptop, it just comes in and somehow that I could see that this is someone who's complaining, not complaining, but seeking advice for a relative, I don't know if it's a brother or something of that sort of relative of theirs just today, again, someone's asking, you know, a relative of mine is doing this and doing that, etc. So Pamela, this happens all the time and you wish to guide them or you wish to show them the way to be guided, because Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that guides us, we only inform we
only show we can only try and Allah subhanaw taala is the one who guides people even after they've been misguided, he has the ability to guide them, and those that are guided like you and I Alhamdulillah we ask Allah Subhana Allah to allow us to be from amongst those that are guided and to remain upon the path of guidance. Allah subhanho wa Taala can take us away from guidance. And that's because we ourselves restrict guidance and goodness upon us, we restrict it from ourselves. And Allah Subhana which Allah sees when we restrict goodness for ourselves, he takes us away from that path of goodness. So we ask Allah subhana wa tada to protect us from leaving the path of goodness
in verses 71 to 73 of soldato costs for those that just joined us recently, versus 71. To 73 of solo tour costs us, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the day and the night. And we had spoken about this earlier. But I want to read these verses because it highlights what we had discussed a few days back in verse number 71, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
the translation of course, say, Have you considered if unlocked should make for you the night continuous until the Day of Resurrection? Imagine, just like you said the other day, if Allah makes the nights continuous for you, until the Day of Resurrection, what deity or what God other than a law would bring you light.
Imagine that, who would we call upon? If a law makes every single day from now until the Day of Judgment night? Who would we call upon to bring sun?
raise your hand? Who would you call upon Allah? Alhamdulillah? That's the right answer. That's the true answer. Right? And then Allah Subhana Allah says in verse number 273, right 73 Allah Subhana or do we take 73 and 72?
Yeah, 72 sorry, in verse number 72, Allah subhana wa tada then goes on to say, Have you considered if Allah should make for you the day continuous until the Day of Resurrection? What deity other than Allah could bring you a night in which you may rest? And Subhanallah imagine that, how would we rest if it was constantly daylight, you know, when you're in an airplane, and you're traveling, and usually you're traveling West. So you're traveling with the sun, and the entire 16 hours that you're in the plane at sunlight, and you just want to sleep but people won't close their windows and the sun is shining through. And I know this because this happens to me regularly. And then they give you
those shades and you put them over your eyes, your eyes and you go to sleep. Allah is telling us imagine if all day every day from now until the Day of Resurrection, imagine if he made it day and only day, no night, how would you rest you would go to sleep but you still don't feel you know, refreshed. And those that work night shift, they will tell you that there's no such thing as sleep, like the sleep of night. I know for point in time in my life. For many months, I worked night shift. And somehow a lot of the sleep that you get at night is never going to be equivalent to the sleep that sorry, the sleep you get in the day will never be equivalent to the sleep that you get at night
never. You could sleep double the amount and you still don't feel refreshed. And that's something that's handled as a blessing from Allah for those that work in the day and sleep at night. Be thankful that you work during the day and you sleep at night because Allah subhana wa tada mentions it to us that he made the date to go out to seek to work etc. to go about your business and do what you need to do. And he made the night a time to rest. The night is a time to rest. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that in these verses. I'll give you a simple example. I went to Hong Kong once the first time I went to Hong Kong they put me on the 16th floor of a hotel. And on the 16th
floor of the hotel at three o'clock, two o'clock one o'clock at night it was the light coming through my window was like that exactly like that. Like you look at this window right now, not that window, not those that window and the amount of sunlight that's coming through that window. That was the amount of sunlight that's coming through my window in Hong Kong, but it was nighttime. And that's because there's so many street lights
So many stores and shops and things happening, the signs outside so many that the light from the ground goes up into the sky. But because the sky in Hong Kong, the clouds are very thick, most of the time, they're very thick, and they come low, and they get typhoons and stuff like that. So the, the clouds are really thick and they come low. And what does the cloud do, it acts like a mirror, it reflects the light of the ground, and it brings it back down. And so even though I'm on the 16th floor of the hotel, the lights from the stores on the ground level are so bright, they're going up in the sky and reflecting back down from the clouds, that the lights coming through my window is
that bright, in the middle of the night.
And I thought to myself, what a blessing it is to have darkness. All I wanted to do was sleep, and I was jet lagged, like you wouldn't believe and I couldn't sleep because it was so bright. And even with the curtains closed, the light still comes in and you feel like it's daytime. And so you can't sleep even though you want to sleep. And Allah Subhana Allah gives us places on earth that have six months day in six months night. And he tells us that here clearly in the Quran, who would you call upon to give you a night, if not six months, not the whole year, but every single day for the rest of time. If it was daylight, or for every single day until the end of time it was night, who would
we call upon as our youth raised his hand and said he would call upon Allah subhanho wa Taala we move on to Sora to lancair boot, which is the 29th surah of the Quran.
In verses number one, two and three Allah subhanho wa Taala says something not
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advice as well as a warning. What is the advice? And what is the warning that Allah subhana wa tan is giving us here?
He's showing us that just because you believe, don't think that you will not be tested. Just because you believe in Allah subhana wa attallah don't think that you're not going to be tested and say, Oh, you know, it's just the non believers, those that don't believe in a lot let them go through hardships in life. No, you'll actually see the opposite. And many times, like in many cases, you'll notice that the person that does not believe is living a beautiful, comfortable life. And the person who believes is trying so hard to get wealth, but it's just not coming to them.
Or they're trying to live that comfortable lifestyle, but it's just not happening. And that's because a lot tells us you will be tested just because you believe don't think you're not going to be tested. But those who believe when the test comes to them, they take it like you know, like a pinch of salt. It's just nothing as just don't worry about it, we'll get past it. Allah knows Allah is gonna help us Don't worry about it. Right. And so unless panaway Tana shows us
that you can live long enough sun Illa was Aha, at the end of pseudo tillbaka Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala indicates to us that he will not test us with something except that we are capable of getting ourselves through that test. It's something that we can get through. And that's an indication to us as believers, we know we're going to be tested. We know we can get through those tests, while at the same time we will see people that are that are non believers that have beautiful, comfortable lifestyles, and we need to tell ourselves and understand they're living that lifestyle because they're getting that luxury now, let them enjoy the luxury now and if we have that
luxury Alhamdulillah there's nothing wrong with it because you will get more later on because you believe and because you do righteous good deeds and because you worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and because he is the one who deserves to be worshipped and you worship him the way that he wants to be worshipped. He will give you something else, you you will get Jenna, we will get gender
and the person who doesn't believe they could do righteous deeds, they could get good wealth they can enjoy themselves but they will not get gender just like we will. And we leave that up to a loss of Hannah who attended to decide when the time comes in verse number eight, Allah subhanho wa Taala indicates that parents are important for us obey them, unless they call you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala what was seen in Santa
One day he went in jaha de Cali Toshi cabbie Malaysia Allah cabbie, he fell out Oklahoma. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that if your parents asked you to do something that is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the time when you distance yourself from that action, not from your parents in general. From that action, we see that Ibrahim Ali has sent him he would constantly go to his father and speak to him. Yeah, Betty, yeah, Betty. Yeah, Betty, he would talk to him nicely, beautifully. And you know, try to converse with his father even though his father was saying, I'm gonna stone you, and we're gonna build this fire. We're gonna throw you in the fire. Yeah, Betsy,
why do you worship these idols? We're gonna do this. We're gonna, we're gonna kill you. Oh, my dear father, why do you continue on this path? Why do you continue to do this. And so we see how Ibrahim Allah has set up. He still even though he did not do what his father and the people were asking him to do, which is to worship the idols and just conform to the norms of society, just do what everyone else is doing? No. And he disobeyed his father when his father was telling him do what everyone else is doing. This is, you know, this is the action of your forefathers, etc. No, I'm sorry, I can't do it. I will disobey you on this, but I will not disobey you. And he even made dua for his father, for
him to be forgiven, right to be guided. Sorry to be forgiven. And Ibrahim Allah has sent him he obeyed his father, and he dealt with him very nicely, respectfully, as well. And so the lessons that we learned there, so Pamela, is that when our parents is Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in verse number eight, we need to obey them. But if they asked us to do something that is displeasing to Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, then that is the point where we don't listen to what our parents are telling us to do. And we do what is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because what is pleasing to Allah, in the end, in the long run, is pleasing to our parents as well. I know many cases of people
who accepted Islam whose parents were absolutely obsessed with them.
And for years, they would try their best to have their parents be happy and content, but their parents were not happy and not content with them. And what happens is that as the years go on, they realized that their children are such good children. They never respected their parents prior to Islam, like they do now.
And they never were nice to others, and did charities etc, like they do now. And for and for many years, they would, you know, push their children away and say, Oh, you believe in Islam, you're not my child anymore. I just own you. But now, they come closer to their children and say, You know what, this religion that you follow is a good thing. This is this is good for you. They might not believe so they say, you know, they might not believe, but they're happy that their children are Muslim and obeying the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In verses 14 to 15, Allah indicates to us no alayhis salam, and he called his people for 950 years, then it goes off 16 to 25 is a bit on
him. 26 to 27 is loads 36 to 37 is 38 to 40 is add in thermowood. And we're not going to go over all of these, because we touched upon them previously. But I had a question for us here. The question is, do you ever wish to live at the time of some of these prophets and messengers, any of us ever live, ever wish to live at their time? Just raise your hand if you ever wish to live at the time of other prophets, investors good. hamdulillah now, my other question is, do you actually think that it would have been easy for you? And do you think that you would have believed in the message that they came to it came came with, if you live that their time?
And a lot of the time, we could say we don't know. And so Alhamdulillah it's a blessing that we live at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Ummah, and for many of us, we were actually born into Muslim families and raised as Muslims Alhamdulillah that's a blessing in itself. We need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for it. Lastly in verses 4142 and 43, Allah subhana wa tada highlights the parable of the machete goon or those who seek help from other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, those who seek help from other than Him, it's as though they are in the spider's web. They've been caught in the spider's web. This is sort of the lamb Caboose
sutra, the sutra named after the spider. And it says though they're caught in a spider's web. And then he asks us or shows us the strength of a spider's web. How strong is the web of a spider? Is it strong? No, it's not. The wind blows it away and then the spider needs to rebuild it then the rain blows it away and then you know destroys it and then he needs to rebuild it and you take your finger and you just destroy it right the the home of the spider so the home of the spider or the web, it breaks very easily. Similarly when someone seeks help
from other than Allah subhanho wa Taala it doesn't come to them. It's something that you you cling on to you get stuck to right just like the web. You get stuck to the spider's web like the insect, but it easily can be broken and destroyed and fall away. And similarly Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us that parable with regards to those who worship other than Allah subhana wa tada and seek help from them We ask Allah subhana wa tada to help us to understand the verses of the Quran. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us during this month of Ramadan and to make it easy for us to connect with the Buddha and during this month as well as throughout the next months to come. meaning out of
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