Ramadan 2016 – Treasures From The Quran – 17
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Ramadan Tafseer Night 17
June 21, 2016
laheem and hamdulillah Hello Bill alameen wa salatu salam ala MV mursaleen Nabina Muhammad in Annie of one of sada to automata slim. Rubbish Rani Sati way Sidley Emery wa Hello Dr. Millis any of Gokhale, my brothers and sisters said Mr. Ajay Kumar to why he will buy a cattle.
If there's any sisters there, they could open the lights in the back so it doesn't get so dark back there in sha Allah. We will begin our halaqaat today with sorla to lancair booth we continue from verse number 4645 46 and we will finish the sutra We will also cover select a room and then select lachemann and then sort of a sajida as well as well as add up until verse number 30 insha Allah tada
there's the sutras are getting shorter that's why we're gonna go through more sewage as as the days go by, we'll cover a lot more of the sewer and some of the sort of the core and we're just gonna end up having to skip over because you know, when we get to like the 30th Joes, we're not going to take every single surah
so we'll just you know have to make do with with the time that we have today in verse number 46 of sudo to land carboot
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Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in verse number 46 have stood up to lancair booth how when we are debating with others or trying to convey the message of Islam to others not necessarily debate but give them Dawa to encourage them to come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us well as to God do lol kitabi do not argue with the People of the Scripture.
Now Allah subhanho wa Taala specifically mentions 100 Kitab, the People of the Book Who are the people of the book, the Jewish as well as the Christian, Allah Subhana, which Anna tells us not to argue with them, don't debate with them. Don't get into arguments with them. Why we'll see Allah Subhana Allah Johanna shows us here.
sorry, don't argue with with the people of the book, except in a good way in a nice way. Except for those who commit injustice in the Latina volume woman whom work Hulu, Amazon de la de la, Elena Juan de la la come and tell them make it known to them, that we believe in what was revealed to us and we believe what was revealed to you that what you what you know, the revelation you receive you received we believe in that as well. And we believe in the book that came to us which is through the prophets along with the Quran. So we believe we're all believers, you believe we believe and we believe in what you were sent, and we believe in what was sent to us. However, we don't follow what
was sent to you, because we follow the Quran. You see, as believers, we believe in the books of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's important to make known and understood to those who are who we speak to with regards to Islam. So we're trying to convey Islam to the non Muslims, especially the Jewish and the Christian. And in fact, we're, you know, we're very particular with them. Because they are people of the book, there are people of Abrahamic faith. They're not people like, you know, the Hindus or the Christian, not the Christians, the the Sikhs, or the Buddhists who are not following a book that we consider to be a divine book, even though they might have the scriptures
like for example, the Hindus say their book is extremely, extremely old, right really old, 1000s of years old. There's no way of us knowing that for sure. So we believe in the books like the Torah, the ngl, etc, the Psalms, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here that people have the Scripture, don't argue with them in a bad way. Use good behavior, good character, good language as well when you're speaking to them.
And to make it known to them that you believe in what was revealed to them, and you believe in what was revealed to you as well. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in this verse at the end
We're Isla Luna. We're Ella who can work ahead when Angela who Muslim on that your Lord and our Lord is the same. Because what we believe is that Allah subhanho wa Taala created us, and Allah created you as well. So your Lord and our Lord is exactly the same. And this is why when a loss of counterweights ohana specifies Al Kitab they believe in God, but they worship other than Allah subhanho wa Taala with God with Allah and other religions, they might not believe in Allah subhana wa tada they believe in a person they believe in a saint they believe in other things. And this is why Allah subhana wa tada highlights another tab here for us. In verses 56 to 57 of sorta LAN Kabuto
Allah subhanho wa Taala
here gives us advice.
If certain times or certain locations are too difficult for you, this is not easy for you to live in a certain place for example, as I'm listened to as a as a moment as a believer in Allah subhanho wa Taala that location is too difficult for you. Allah says, Yeah, arriba de la Dena Oman, in out of the sea, I turn that Yeah, Farrago doing Allah subhana wa tada shows us that you need to worship along, wherever you are, you're gonna, you're going to have to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. However, his world that he created for us, this world is vast, it's large, it's massive. So don't just simply think that you need to restrict yourself to where you are, you can travel. And this is
also a lesson for those
that think that somehow analog, they're going to live in a certain place and die in a certain place. And that's the best place for them. And that might that place might be mcca. It might be Medina, it might be, you know, based on luck. This might be you know, somewhere where they feel this is the best place for them and they can't leave. There's no way they're going to leave. And so how are we know some of us or maybe our parents that came from different countries, they always say we're going to go back to that country. When I die. I have to die there. You know, I have to die over there. Why do you have to die over there? As long as you're worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada. wherever you
are. That's good for you. And then the next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights death. Who lunacy
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Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us every soul will taste death could lunasin the equatorial mount, we will all taste death. So it doesn't matter where you are, what matters is, are we worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you'll notice that some places become too difficult to live in. So Allah indicates to us, his world that he created for us is vast. We can go anywhere, if it's too difficult for us to be Muslims and believers here in Canada. Allah knows maybe in two years and three years, in 10 years from now, it might be too difficult to live as a Muslim over here. So travel go somewhere else. And hamdulillah at least we have those passports, right the Canadian
passport, one of the most versatile passports in the world, the sixth best passport and passport in the world. And that.
Yeah, 172 countries, yes. Which is the sixth best. And that's only said to be the best based on the amount of countries that we can travel to. So there are some countries that can you know, that would that passport, they can travel to more countries, but Panama, we can go to 172 countries on earth with our passport Subhan Allah that's a blessing from Allah. There are others who live in countries like I know, those that live in Pakistan, for example, those that live in Afghanistan. Now, not previously. Now, it's very difficult for them to travel. To go to other countries, they need visas, they need preclearance. They need bank statements, they need enough money, you know, finances in
their accounts, they need to prove that they're not going to live there, they need to prove they have a job that they're going to come back to there's so many things that are you know made difficult for other people in different parts of the world. And it's a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if it becomes too difficult for us, we can easily travel anywhere and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the ways that we know we need to worship Him by finding a place where we can comfortably live on Earth.
We move on into surah a room which is the 30th surah of the Quran. And in Surah to Rome.
Sorry, I went to Surah 230 which doesn't exist. Just give me a second
in sort of the room The 30 is sort of the Quran in the first four verses a loss of hanaway to Hana, you know shows us about the Romans or the Byzantines, right and Allah subhanho wa Taala
indicates there to us enable
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the the Romans, they were defeated, but they then defeated those that defeated them who are they?
Okay? The Persians Mashallah. But then Allah subhana wa tada look at what he shows us in the nearest land, but they after that, but after their defeat, they were sorry, but they after their defeat will be overcome. So they will lose once again they will no longer rule but a loss of handling to NSS within three to nine years to Allah belongs the command before and after. And that day the believers will rejoice so Allah Subhana wit and it indicates to us the Romans Mashallah they thought they were powerful people. Right? And they weren't, they definitely work. But in the verses to come Allah subhana wa Adana indicates to the Romans and those that think they have power and strength, that
there were people that came before you that were even more powerful than you are. Even more, you know, they were stronger in terms of wealth, they were stronger in terms of their body structure. Remember, we focused on the people of ad and how they were extremely tall, really strong, very powerful people. And Allah subhana wa, tada, you know, shows us here how the Romans, even though they were people that followed the religion of the Greeks, right, they follow the religion of the Greeks, they worship the planets. And they used to do that while they were facing the North. So they had their own thing going for them. And they thought that this was the best for them. They thought
that no one was going to defeat them only but their room collapse, they were defeated. And Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that they will continue to fight for power. And even in that part of the world today, that region, extremely strong individuals strong in their mind, strong in their, in their minds in their power and their strength, and strong in terms of trying to conquer lands and live with their culture being a very strong culture. Today, if you go to Greek, to Greek to Greece, you'll see the the Greek Subhana Allah, they hold on to their culture, and they don't like Muslims. And this is another reason why we need to travel. Allah subhanho wa Taala constantly shows us that
we need to travel in verse number nine of this surah he highlights travel in verse number 42 of this surah Allah again, highlights travel. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions travel to us because it's important for us to go and see the world and see the condition of the people that are living today. Not only the people of the past, but the people that are living today. You go to Greece. In fact, you might not even want to go to Greece before you Google it, Google it and go to YouTube and search the condition of Muslims living in Greece. Where do they pray Juma? Some of them they hide inside of their homes inside of the garage, where do you park your car, we have our garage at our house, we
park our car, they convert that into a Masjid where they can come together to pray Juma and they enter from the back door where there's like an alleyway. So people on the main streets would not notice that they're coming into this building, simply not even a building a house so that they can pray their Juma prayer. Why? Because in some areas, panela they're such, you know, strong, passionate believers in their orthodox belief system handler. They don't want anyone other than themselves and their religion to worship in the ways that they want to be worshipped.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala shows is the Muslims in those lands in those countries today, they hide themselves so that they could simply pray to Allah subhana wa Tada, when I was a student in Medina, I had Russian classmates from different regions of Russia, different areas. And so throughout the year, they would grow these massive beards, when they would return from Russia, they would be completely clean shaven, when they would come back from their from from the summer break, they would grow their beard for the entire, you know, 789 months that we were there. And then immediately before they would fly out, they would shave again. And they would try to, you know,
sometimes route their flights through a third country. So they were not coming directly from Saudi, you know, traveling from Jeddah, for example, into Russia, it would go to other countries, so panela why, so that they would never be known as students of Medina, students who are studying Islam, or they would say, you know, we just went for Ramadan, or we're working over there. So they would try to do some work in the meantime, so that when they would get back, they would not be thrown into jail.
Imagine that thrown into jail. Why? Because you say, I believe in Allah subhana wa tada in 2000. And, you know, this was in the in the early 2000s. So panela that still exists right now.
In certain parts, yes.
Yes, no doubt, but we know that this is political gain as well, right. So somehow
You know, there's one thing too, there's massive massages, no doubt in some regions, there are big massages. But in some areas, the municipality, they do not want you as a Muslim to be to be speaking about Islam. They don't want you to be fasting. They don't want you to be reading any Islamic books that you they would have to hide the Quran. I remember the students telling me they would hide the Quran. They can't show it, it can't be seen publicly, you're not allowed to have it in public Subhana Allah, so it becomes very difficult. And that's just the men with their beards. Imagine the sisters, you know, they were not allowed to wear hijab. And I remember some of the students in
different countries as well. Like I had students who were classmates of mine, from Bosnia, from Kosovo, as well, you know, they were saying is very difficult some some regions of different parts of Europe and going up Northern Europe into Russia, so panela very difficult for them to simply say they're Muslim, just to say they're Muslim, right? And that's how Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has the world for us now. And this is why Allah subhana wa tada reminds us about the Romans reminds us of their power, their might, their strength, the types of people that they were, and how Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that there were people in the past that were even more powerful than
them, and they were destroyed. And a loss shows the Romans that you were you will be destroyed as well, just like the people of the past were destroyed. Don't think that you have all the power and might and strength. So that's going into verses number eight to 10.
of sorta to Rome in verse number nine, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us again, the importance of travel right. The importance of travel and how you know travel broadens the mind and it shows us the examples of those that came before us in verses 20 to 25. The signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala are apparent, and let's just go over them briefly on our own inshallah you could read the translation there. woman I add to heat, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us these verses that are usually recited at a wedding. Right, usually recited at a wedding. Especially, you know, at a walima people ask what versus In fact, last night again, I got a message. Sheriff, I'm about to get married after after
Ramadan, I think in the month of July or August, what verses of the Koran do you suggest we recite? Are there any verses in particular that we need to recite? There's no verses in particular that you need to recite. However, a lot of people like to recite these verses, because it reminds us of Allah subhana wa Taala his strength and how he created for us, you know, spouses and to find comfort, etc. So we'll go through the verses, verses 20 to 25. Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights the signs of his greatness, and of His Signs is that the heavens and earth remain by his command women as he and takamasa Well, sorry, and Tacoma sama. Well, are we angry? Some EDA jaha come down what Amina out of
the either until noon to one Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that the command of the earth and the heavens, the skies, everything that happens comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then when he calls you with a single call from the earth, Allah Subhana, Allah commands us to do something immediately we come forth from the earth, what is that? That is the resurrection, we will come out from the earth or buried in the earth and we will come out from the earth and we will be resurrected.
While our human fists and it will out, cool new level on a tune. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us and To Him belongs whoever is in the heavens and the earth. All are to him devoutly obedient. How do the animals worship Allah subhanho? wa Taala? How are they obedient to Allah? We mentioned this a few days ago.
Okay, how else?
That's just the birds. Right?
How else? What about the other creation of Allah Subhana? which add? How do they remain obedient to Allah?
By being themselves that's exactly it by doing what Allah Subhana Allah created them to do. Like this morning, I opened up a simple, you know, clip of, I think it was what's a BBC World or Earth, I can't remember the name of it. That documentary that BBC put together a few series
about the world.
And in it, there was a part that they were showing in Russia, how there's only 30 of those cheetahs that remain alive. There's only 30 they're almost extinct. And this was at the time that it was recorded. And some handler was showing this Cheetah coming over to the carcass, the body of an animal that it hunted and
It was hiding the body underneath a tree trunk, a tree trunk, it looked like it fell down, and it was hiding the body under there. And every now and then the cheetah would leave its home, its area where it would live, and it would go over to the carcass, take a few bites of the food and go back. And it was hiding, it was trying to come out in the night, and you know, conceal itself. And then during the day, it was looking around trying to make sure there's nothing that would hunt it down, simply because it knows it's an animal that's hunted, and it's almost gone extinct. There's not many more of that animal left, and so had a lot it was simply doing that so we could get food. And Allah
subhana wa attallah shows us that the creation of a lot the animals, the plants, etc, all of the things that Allah subhanho wa Taala created their obedience to Allah subhana wa tada by doing what a law built them or structured them to do. So this Cheetah, for example, going and hunting an animal and then taking the animal and hiding it, it's being obedient to a loss of Hannah Montana, by doing what a lot created it to do by hunting the animal hiding the animal going in eating from that animal not stealing from someone else's animal taking what Allah subhana wa tada provided it with. And so that in itself is an example. Another example is the plants and the trees, like this morning, I was
watering the, you know, my wife has some vegetables, planted tomatoes and stuff like that. And so I was watering it and I was thinking so Pamela, the other day, it was smaller than this, and now it's growing more. And if I give it more water, it'll probably grow faster, but then it probably won't taste as good, right, because it'll taste more like water like lettuce, etc. Basil.
And so I was thinking of how Canada the water goes into it and it grows. And I'm giving it this water and a lot, you know, put me in that situation today to be giving it the water. And so I'm feeding this plant and it's growing and with the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala I don't need to give it that water. But I've been chosen to give it to feed that plant. And it's now growing and its growth is the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala by its growing and feeding off the water that it's that it's been given. It was provided with food Alhamdulillah it grows and that's fulfilling the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala so everything fulfills that command of a lot. We move on to see
how the humans were created from dust, Allah Subhana which Allah created us from the earth, the clay, the dust, the soil of the earth, He took these components and put them together and molded Adam Allah has sent them How is it when we think not ourselves but Adam Allah has sent him was created from the earth he was molded. It doesn't make sense. You yourself could take some clay and you mold it, but it's not alive but Allah subhana wa tada blew the soul into it. He inserted the soul into the mold of Adam and he has sent him and through that life began to travel through the body of Adam, he enters the soul into a sorry, not the soul he entered the soul into the body and
blue life into Adam Allah has sent them and from the top down because the article was the first thing that a lot gave life, the brain and through that the body of Adam it has said I'm started to have life. And it is said that as
as the the body of Adam Allah has sent him started to form into from from a molded, you know, form of clay and soil into a real body of flesh like ours is when Adam alayhis salam started to have life come through his body like this and traveling downwards. he sneezed and he was molded through some dust in his nose, right he sneezed. And when he sneezed, he said Alhamdulillah
and it's from the time of Adam, Allah has sent him that he sneezed and said, Alhamdulillah imagine we today when we sneeze, we say Alhamdulillah right?
And Subhana Allah, this is the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, my dad was telling me a story of a doctor at his, a friend of his that he knew from the United States who was a surgeon, a heart surgeon, and he was doing surgery once and the person who sneezed.
Someone had sneezed during during the surgery, not not the actual person who was being operated on one of the one of the staff that was taking part in the operation sneezed, and he, as the doctor, The surgeon said, Alhamdulillah and he was asked by the by the other doctors why he's saying, you know, why are you saying that? What does that mean? saying? Alhamdulillah I'm saying Alhamdulillah because, you know, we're praising Allah and our hearts actually stops, you know, it stops and then re re begins it starts to pump again. When we sneeze, it actually jolts our heart so hard that it stops beating. And the other doctors and surgeons that were there, they're like, Yeah, what are you
talking about? that's never been proven.
hamdulillah he said, you know, not too long after a few months later, one of the doctors that was there taking part in the surgery with him, he came to him and he says, You know what? I realized that what you said is true. He says, What do you mean? He goes, I was doing surgery on a patient who we had sedated already, right, this person was unconscious, but we're operating on their heart. And as we're doing the operation, the patient sneezed. And as the patient's needs, we saw on that deep, deep, you know, that meter that shows I don't know what it's called about a doctor, we saw that his heart stopped.
And then deep, deep again. So Pamela, and so he said, I now realize the truth behind it. And that doctor accepted is that that doctor came to the other doctor and said, I want to believe in what you know what you believe in, because you knew something that we hadn't even proved medically, but some kind of law. Now I saw it, I witnessed it in front of my eyes happening to a patient whose unconscious has we're about to you know, operate on their heart. And so Allah Subhana wit, Allah guides, whom He wills, and He created us from dust from this earth. So it had a lot. You know, it doesn't make sense to us, but it's the creation of Allah. And we accept it because he explains to us
how this happened. We see also in these verses in sort of the room from 20 to 25.
Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that he gave us a spouse. Right and that spells women at he
and Hello, Carla, come in and fusi come as word. Lita schooner, Allah wa Jalla Bina, come my way. Rama, Allah subhana wa Taala shows us that he created for us a spouse, husband and wife. Okay. Now what's really interesting to see here with regards to the spouse is that he creates husband and wife so that we can find comfort in each other. But most of the time we argue, right, I could see people smiling as their heads are down. And somehow they're smiling, because they know very well, some kind of law. But at the end of the day, even though we're arguing, arguing with each other, we still find comfort with with each other. You'll notice that you might argue and you go on a trip and you're
gone for a day, two days, three days, and then you realize, you know, what a weird argument we had what a useless argument that we ended up you know, fighting and arguing over something that made no sense. And now I realized that I missed the person that that Allah Subhana, Allah made halon for me, so he indicates that to us here that he created for us a spouse so that we can find comfort in that person as well. Imagine you wake up for salata, fudger and your parents would wake you up, they would come in your room when you're young and they'd open the light Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, alright annoy you and wake you up. But when you're married and your spouse is waking up, they
come to you a nicely makeup you know they massage your foot, they massage your leg, they come to you they move the hair off the head, some kind of law you know, they're like wake up they try and sit you up or they you know move you a little bit they do it nicely handler. Put that love, you know, between husband and wife, and we ask Allah Subhana which Allah to continuously reignite that love between husband and wife and mother and father.
I mean, in those verses moving on Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the heavens and the earth as His signs in his creation languages as well. So Pamela language as a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Lena Hey, Toby, let me sit down, sit down nicely. Kay, sit down nicely. Don't bother about uncle's Sit down. So Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us languages, colors, sleep, work. All of these are blessings from Allah subhanho wa Taala language. Imagine we're sitting here and I'm speaking and we're understanding. But there could be someone sitting here, sitting here who doesn't speak English. And you wonder to yourself, how is it that you can understand it's such a simple language
we don't understand. But Allah subhanho wa Taala made it such that we can understand it, someone else might begin to speak in order to do and I don't understand everything that they're saying, I might understand 70 or 80% of it, but not everything. And then someone else begins to speak you know, another language and you think to yourself, how is it that these two people can understand themselves, but we don't understand it? It just sounds like a bunch of sounds. But it's a language where people communicate and they express themselves and they show emotion and they show anger they show fear they you know, there's so many different things that come out through language. But Allah
subhanho wa Taala shows us that language is one of the signs of his greatness in the creation that he created for us. Colors, sleep work colors itself. We know colors are a blessing from Allah. Imagine Is anyone here colorblind?
Anyone here colorblind? You know, I was with a brother recently. And it was really, really interesting.
You know, we were talking about something this was in another country. We were talking about something and I've known this brother for some time, and I never knew he was colorblind.
Then he was explaining something to me and I'm like, What color? Is it? Why don't you just tell me like, What color is it? He goes, honestly, I don't know, I'm colorblind. There's certain colors that I can't see. He could see some colors. But other colors. They're just like black and white. So Pamela, that's amazing. I never knew this about you this whole time. All this time that I've known you. I never knew that you were colorblind. And I was like, trying to get him to just tell me the color. He's like, I don't know what color it is. Like, how can you not know what color it is? And he didn't want to say it. But then he says I'm colorblind. So panela you know, it's really interesting
how Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us colors. And we can easily describe something like someone says, Did you see that brother? Which brother? Oh, he was wearing a blue coat. Okay, how many of us are wearing blue folks right now? Just me, right? I'm wearing blue today. I'm glad to check.
This one kind of like it's easy to describe someone, the the only person wearing the blue job. But you might say, okay, which brother? Was it? There were only three or four brothers wearing the job. What color was the job because one was wearing a white coat. Another one was wearing a black one was wearing brown and another was wearing blue. Which one was it? I don't know. Because I can't describe the color of the Philips. Okay, describe the person Well, you know, he was tall and he had a beard. Okay, that's like more than half of the people here as well. So some kind of law How do you explain the person? If you can't tell color? It's difficult. And then Subhanallah we see
it's a blessing as well, because the person who can't see color might not be bothered to spend money on one of those Retina display, you know laptops, or phones or iPads right? They might say I don't care I'll make do with a simple Nokia that's black and white because I can't do anything extra with it anyways, right? I don't care to watch a movie or a video because I'm colorblind and it just doesn't interest me. I'm interested in other things. And so some handle that might be a blessing in disguise. In verse number 42, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions travel again.
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say, oh Mohammed, travel through the land and observe how was the end of those who came before us. Go and see it go and travel and we're not going to spend time on that we move on. Allah Subhana which Allah brings us to verse number 54. And he indicates the stages of life in this verse. And we covered it earlier along who led the Kanaka Kumu barf from China and from
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de partie. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us that He created us, and then created us from weakness because we're children, and we were weak, we couldn't even set up on our own. We couldn't stand we couldn't, you know, run. And then we began to walk, we began to run. And then we began to learn, we couldn't add or subtract, then we started to learn how to add and subtract. Then we learned, you know, different degrees, we went to university, we got different types of knowledge etc. And as Allah Subhana Allah shows us, then made us made us after weakness, have strength, we became strong, strong, physically, strong, mentally strong emotionally. When we were young, we didn't use to show
so much emotion, let's say to the opposite gender, for example. Now we're showing emotion, right? We're showing emotion towards other things. Like when you were young, you might not have cared if you fell and you cut yourself and you know, you started bleeding. You're like, okay, no big deal. You put a bandage on it. You know, you're 1516, who cares? You think it's cool. You go and show off to your friends, look, I'm bleeding. I'm bleeding, right? But then some handle that when you get older and you see your child get hurt, then you show those emotions, right? You're expressing those emotions. How old are you, you feel for them, you can't bear to see them like that. And then Allah
subhanho wa Taala says from that strength, brings weakness and white hair, right? He creates what He wills and he is knowing the competence so Allah subhana wa Taala brings us back into a state of strength from strength to a state of weakness, we start to become a child again, we can no longer use the bathroom by ourselves. We can no longer walk by ourselves. We might need someone to help us we might need a walker, we might need someone to pick us up you might be 89 years old, and your children will pick us and pick you up like a baby and put you on the sofa and then they'll pick you up from the sofa and carry you to the kitchen table and pick you up from the kitchen table and carry
you to your bed and lay you down and tuck you into your bed and in the night you might call out to them. You're calling out to yourself.
Children take you to the bathroom in the middle of the night, just like we would take our children to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Subhan Allah. So Allah subhana wa Taala shows us the the changes in the stages of our life.
We move on to Sora lokman Let's move on to sorta look man because we want to cover everything today and not speed through anything in sha Allah.
pseudo lokman versus number eight and nine Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in levena
homido saw Neha Tina whom Jen
he name? Connie Dena, fie werdum How? Well one Laura Z's on halki indeed those who believe and do righteous deeds for them are the Gardens of Pleasure which gardens Jenna to name those gardens are in Jenna. So when we say Jen, Jen itself in Arabic means garden, right? Jen nut is the plural gardens. In Jenna we have gardens. So Jen that itself is a garden. It's a place where we will live and dwell and enjoy ourselves and in general, we will have gardens and we have various different types of gardens. We'll see them as we go on in the nights of our tough season in sha Allah. But Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in verse number eight and nine that a huge portion or a huge part
of our Deen is actually to do good deeds. So a major part of our belief in Allah subhana wa tada and he shows us in the Latina ermanno so we believe first. Well, I mean, I saw the hat they do good deeds. For those people are Jeannette gardens in general, we will have lots and lots of bounties and blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala but we need to do good deeds, and you can't simply just do good deeds and expect to have gender you need to believe first before you go down that road. In verses number. Verse number 12 Allah subhana wa tada highlights look man
when I got the ad in look man and LACMA and your score lilla. The other day we were talking about sugar to be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here in Surah lookman that he gave Look, man wisdom, and look man is thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for that wisdom, woman yes quote for in ma yes guru enough See, and whoever is thankful or grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala is grateful to themselves. you're grateful to yourself, for the benefit of what you have. you're grateful to yourself and whoever denies the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala then Indeed Allah is free of need and praise worthy he's free of needing for us to praise him, he's free
of needing us Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't need us to do anything. However here in sorta lokman he indicates to us
how look man was wise and he gave his son advice. And this is the next verse that we move off into.
In verses 13 to 19 Allah subhana wa tada says, what is on a local man when he when he was
born Ayana to shinnick been
monogamy and mentioned Oh Mohammed, when look man said to his son, while he was instructing him Now, before we even get into the advice of look man to his son. What we need to highlight here and indicate is that this father takes initiative in the education of his child. This is a father who's taking initiative and educating his child Yes, he was wise, but he doesn't spare his child. And my wife sitting there and she's looking at me like, Alright, so look, man doesn't spare his child and say, You know what, I'm just gonna teach everyone else and not teach my child. Look, man, he goes to his son, and he tells his son,
he gives him some advice. And that indicates to us Allah subhanho wa Taala, showing us before we even learn what look man is telling his child, we see that the Father is the one who's educating his children. The father is the one who's educating his children, contrary to what we do today, today, we say education is with the mother alone, right? The mothers, the education of the family, and the mothers, the education of the child, etc. But who helps in order to educate the mother. The father also has to take initiative in that as well. And it's not that the Father is the only one that's going to educate the mother. No, the mother might be educated on her own. She may have gone to
university and sought an education. That doesn't mean that the father just because he's the father, he's now more knowledgeable than the mother. We might see some families and we know there are some families where the mother is more educated than the Father.
And that's something that happens at our time. That's, that's normal. But the Father has to also take part in educating the children. Another thing that we learn here before he actually gives any advice to his son, the next point that we learn is how he speaks to his son. He doesn't say, Hey,
don't get up, go and do this, do that, you know, go and make a go pray. He doesn't just commend them. He's calling he's speaking to his son, yeah, boo, Nay, he doesn't go over to him and say, you know, bad things. Like, you know, I don't like to say these words, but it's kind of like, you know, like ID IoT or STP ID right? Those words, Pamela will say them quickly, because our children spell faster than us. Right? Do you know what we said? Do you know? What do we say?
What did we say? Are you lying? Are you telling the truth?
You know what we said, What do we say?
No, don't say it.
So some how to love we see that, you know, a lot of the time when our child does something wrong, or we see our children, we want to give them advice, we just commend them. We don't take initiative in, in showing them okay, this is going to be a learning phase for us now. Now we're going to learn how to do something. But we just we just go to our child and say, Hey, get up, go and do this, go and do that. And we use words that make them lose confidence. And some handle that our children, they look up to us, they look up to us. And they they want to feel as though the most important people on earth to them is their parents. And the most important people to their parents is them the child
themselves. And so panela the way that we speak to our children, we make them feel as though they're useless and good for nothing. And in fact, people actually say that to their children, you're useless, you're good for nothing. You're going to grow, you know, you're dumb. So panela if we say things like this to our children, they will grow to learn that they are dumb, because they look at their parents, as the people that will always show them the right way. And so if the parents say, You're dumb, they will grow up to say, you know, I'm dumb. And they will go to school and make trouble at school. And you'll wonder why are they Why are they causing trouble at school? Why aren't
they good students at school? And it's because in their minds, they're telling themselves, my parents told me, I'm dumb. So a dumb person behaves this way. I need to do these dumb things in order to be the person that my parents tell me I am. I'm dumb. That's why my parents indicated it to me. And so Subhanallah it's important for us to use good words for our children, and to describe them and call upon them with good words. He says, Yeah, boo Nana to shinnick been
in Shiro kind of wanted him on nauseam. So now,
look, man, he tells his son about shift. he advises his son, to be careful of something. He doesn't just tell him the good things. He tells him the bad things, be careful of shift. But then he does something that a lot of us don't do as well.
He instructs his child to do something, or to learn something. But He further teaches the child, he explains. Because when you tell the child don't commit shift, the child says what's shift in the shift Kelowna of him. He explains what shift is to his child. And so somehow, as parents, we need to know the answers of the things that we teach our children. Sometimes we tell them something and they asked us why. Why Baba, why mama? And we know that children asked this question all the time. That's what makes children different than us. When we were children. We used to do that as well. We used to ask why about everything? Why? Why? Why eat this? Why don't eat this white? Go here? Why wake up?
Why make blue? Why pray? Why? Stand straight white? Stop moving in prayer. Why?
You can't drink water while you're praying. Why? All of these questions we see during the month of Ramadan drink out, are we right? We tell the children don't go and play in the back. Why?
Why? Right? come and pray? Why do I need to pray? You don't want me to play? You want me to pray? Why? And some kind of law when we were children, we used to ask these questions. And if we don't have the answers to these questions for our children, they're going to lose respect for us. And not only will they lose respect over time, but they will also begin to know and learn that they have the upper hand. They're in charge. Because they know they asked us something that we don't have the answer to. And so we need to try and find the answers. And if we don't know the answer, we tell them you know what, that's a good question. You're very smart. That's a good question. I don't know but
I'm gonna go find out. And then they feel Wow, okay, I'm not better than my dad. I'm not better than my mom. But they want to know something as well. I initiated something. And together we're all going to learn how to love ask Allah subhana wa tada to make it easy for us to live. A beautiful lifestyle with our families.
In verses number 13 to 19 it goes on and I don't want to spend too much time on it. In verse number 16 Yeah, boo Nadia in her no
Sorry in verse number 17 yeah boo Nagy Optimus Allah, what more Bill maruf one hi Anil Mancha. wellsville. Allah Allah saw back in Delhi kameena has mill or more. He gives His son advice and he tells him, indeed all that is of the matters requiring determination. You need to do this stuff up, they miss Allah, you need to establish prayer, not just Oh, son, daughter, get up and pray. No. Why do we pray? Teach them why they pray. What's the purpose of prayer? What's the benefits of prayer? And the reasoning behind prayer? And where did prayer come from? So what it's about we spoke about it right? And so all of these things, if we teach it to our children, some Hamdulillah, they will
want to pray. They'll be like, Oh, it's time to pray. Mom, Dad, it's time to pray. How come you're not praying? Oh, yeah, we need to establish prayer, not just pray, we need to make sure that we're always praying. And so there's a lot of things that we can learn here so panela, and maybe after Ramadan, we'll go through them in detail in verse number 29, which is the last verse that we'll take from this surah Allah Subhana Allah shows us day and night, day and night, and the differences between day and night and he says, Do you not see that a lot caused the night to enter and the day
sorry, the night to enter the date and causes the day to enter the night and has subjected the sun and moon each running its course, for a specified term. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, with whatever you do, you know, he's, he's more acquainted with it, he knows more than than we do. So Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here, the night and the day. And we focused on the night in the day a few times before, but I wanted to highlight the motion of the night and the day, how Allah subhanho wa Taala here shows us that the sun and the moon, you know, they're they're moving, the Earth is moving as well. And it's axes, and Subhanallah, everything is moving perfectly. And you might get into an
airplane and fly like I mentioned the other day, you fly West, and you're flying for 16 hours from here all the way to Hong Kong, 14 hours, is 14 1616 hours to Hong Kong, and you're sitting in the airplane, and you know, you're thinking to yourself, I never had to pray once the sun never set the sun, you know, or you may have only prayed one prayer. And I know I boarded the plane once here in Toronto, immediately at budget time after praying fudger I get into the plane, the sun had just, you know, risen. And I get into the plane and I flew to Hong Kong and I prayed to God and Austin in Hong Kong. As soon as I landed, I prayed for him and hustled right there. SubhanAllah. That's 16 hours
later. And you wonder to yourself, that's almost an entire day, like 16 hours after sunrise. It's like most of the time, right? Especially in the summer. Imagine how it is in the winter, but you're flying in the winter and Subhanallah you're still flying with the sun. How is that possible? Allah subhanaw taala made them move in a beautiful way. And all of that even though you're flying, these are things I don't want to get into detail now. But things that we need to learn. How do I fly when I'm sorry? How do I pray when I'm traveling? If I'm traveling by car, if I'm traveling by plane if I'm traveling by boat the other day, I know the other day, a couple of years ago some kind of law,
this captain of a ship asked me questions. How do I pray when I'm out at sea and my ship is constantly moving this direction, that direction? You know, I'm never facing one direction for enough time to maybe finish a record sometimes. How do I know where I'm praying? Right? What do I do? And how do I leave and go and pray? I can't leave the controls. He's the captain of a ship us sometimes I can't leave the controls of the ship. How do I pray? These are all things that we need to learn in Charlottetown sutra as such that
the 32nd surah of the Quran
will look at verses number one to six Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions of the Quran.
And it's a book, of course, there's no doubt in this book. And He is the Creator and Comptroller of the universe in verses number 15, which is really the only verse that I wanted to focus more on in disorder.
And it's because a brother asked me this question the other night, right? asked me about such debt. It's such def tilava. Right. So the such depth to our we see happening in verse number 15. If you read through the verse, and you see there, there's a part of the verse that has a line on top.
That part if you read this verse, you will now need to make such it's called such that tilava How do we perform this such that very simple. It begins with Allahu Akbar. So you go down, you're bowing down you might be seated where you are, you get in your awkward position, you say Allahu Akbar, you go down, you make such that somehow not be allowed us cannot have the Lana's cannot have the olara that's what's compulsory that you say that? It's compulsory to say it only once three times a semester. Then you say a lot about you get back up. That's it. This is done. Do you need well the majority of the scholars
based on the evidence says You do not need to make this such stuff. Okay, you do not need to dilute to make this such that if, for example, you're sitting there and you're reciting the verse over and over, because you're memorizing it, let's say in, you know, in your, you know, in your Ba, Tina in New York minute bi, Tina, you're going to go over, you know, multiple times, and then when you get to that part, you're going to read it 56789 1012 times 15 times, however many times you don't need to count the amount of times that you recite it and then go and make that many sujood you just need to do it once. Okay, just once because you're focusing on that verse. So you just do one such that
for all the times that you were cited that verse, such that T Dawa, we also see that we do it in our sada so if you're praying sada and you recite a verse, where there's a such that in it, you simply go down like we see during the month of Ramadan in tarawih happens very often, you go down, you make your sajida, you come right back up, and you continue recitation from where you left off, we move on to sutra two, which is the 33rd surah of the Quran.
In surah, two, verses number four to five, Allah subhana wa tada shows us that no person has two hearts in one body. And what he's indicating here is that a person who has emotions for something that's dear to them, they cannot share those emotions in multiple different ways. As in a person who is adopted an adopted child, you might show love for that child, but the love that you have for that child will never be the love that the actual parents of that child have. for that child, you will never be able to have that love. It's it's not there's no way that child came from someone else, the person who carried that child will always have more love, even though they might not show the love
to the child in themselves, they will have more love for that child. And even though they may have given the child away at a young age, they will still feel for that child, it's natural. It's part of our creation, Allah subhanho wa Taala indicates that to us here. And he also shows us just like a child who's an adult who's who is adopted. So for example, you're looking after a child who's an orphan.
That is not your child, it's not truly your child. Some people you know, may have been married and have children of another marriage, and then marry someone else. And you know, their children are living with them. And the the father now says, the husband of the wife, who's not the real father of the children, yes, it's okay to say that you're their father, because you're fathering them. You're looking after those children, but you're not the real father. And don't say things that are bad about the real father, because that is their father, regardless of who he was. That's their father. And so their father will always remain their father. And Allah subhanaw taala shows us in the next
verse, don't change their names, the name of that child that's linked back to their father should not change, and you know, named them after the new husband, because he's a better father. No, that child will always remain the child of the father who you know, the child came from. That's it, you can't change that. And the love that's there will always be there. For those. For those children. Allah subhana wa, tada also mentions in these verses, verses number four, and five, that a wife is not the replacement for a men's mother.
And a lot of people get confused with this, a wife is not a replacement for a men's mother. So you know, when someone gets married,
right, especially the brothers that are sitting in front of me, and then you start to treat your wife like She's your mother, and you expect her to do everything for you. That's one thing that's mentioned here, right? That you don't treat your wife, as your mother and you expect your mother to pick up your clothes and do your laundry and fold everything for you and ironed them nicely and prepare your lunch and so on and so forth. Don't expect your wife to be your mother, while at the same time another another explanation to the verse is that the husband must still be obedient to his mother and not say to his mother, Mom, I have responsibilities on my own, and begin to neglect the
rights of his mother upon him and simply say, Oh, you know, I have to look after my wife. Now. You know, I don't have time for you. I don't have time to look after you. You're annoying. You're nagging at me. You're constantly telling me to do things. I can't go to the store and buy you milk all the time because I have to go to the store and buy milk for my family. I have a family now why doesn't dad go and buy these things for you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us here. Don't treat your wife better than your mother. Don't treat her as though she's your mother and you give her all the rights of the mother and no longer treat your mother with the rights that she deserves and
possesses. And so we need to be careful with this when we deal with our parents.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala you know shows us in the Quran like we mentioned the other day with regards to parents.
We need to respect them except in cases
or sorry obey them except in cases when they ask us to do something that goes against Allah subhana wa Taala goes against Command of Allah, then we still respect them and treat them nicely. However we disobeyed them as in we don't do what they asked us to do that displeases Allah subhana wa Tada. Very quickly now we'll go through the verses nine until 27, which is the Battle of Azov. I'll do that in two minutes in sha Allah Tada. We see that the surah is called Sula to
zombies, the Confederates or the combined forces those that fought against the Sahaba of the Allahu Anh home and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the Battle of elephant duck. It's also known as a sub, or elephant duck, right? The Battle of the trench. Now, where was that trench? How many of you have been to Medina before? Raise your hand if you've been to Medina, very quickly, okay, how many of you have been to Southern massage it a place known as Southern masajid, where there's seven mustards on this little mountain? Okay, good. The Trench began there and went straight to Mount Hood. For those of you that have been there, that's how long the trench was, it was a
massive trench. It went from from the place of Savannah sajit the mountain all the way to
the Mount of or hood, okay. Now that was that was how big the trench was. And this was during the the fifth year after the hidden of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now, what happened in this battle very quickly, was that this habit of the Allahu anhu, they built this trench as a protection. And between those two mountains, this was the way to get into the city of Medina. So had they built this trench and that's what they did, they basically closed off the entrance to the city of Medina, the machinery Kuhn could not get through. And what they did was they combined forces, they got together one another, and they were in the 10s of 1000s, in order to combat the the habit
of the Allahu anhu and fight against them, however, no battle actually took place. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent an extremely strong wind that was easterly that came some handle a very strong and powerful and it was really cold, it began to destroy their tents, it began to destroy the fire, that they would start, they would ignite a fire and it would go out, they would ignite a fire and it would go out, it began to become very difficult for them to even be there because of the cold and the sand that was blowing at them. And so they decided after a few days, you know what, this isn't going to work, we're going to retreat, we're going to go back and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, made
that happen at a time where this habit of the Aloha I'm home, were being fed whispers by the hypocrites, they would come to this habit of the Allahu anhu. And they would say, you know what we should leave look at them. Look at how large they are. Look at what they have, they have horses, they have all these animals, they have tents, they have, you know, weapons, they're in 1000s and number and SubhanAllah. How are we going to do this when there's no way that we're going to be able to win this battle, and they were whispering to them to try and get them to leave and flee.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala said that wind simply wind to end the whole situation. And we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make it easy for us to understand. The CEO of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana which Allah to grant His forgiveness during this month of Ramadan. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah is added to make it easy for us to constantly turn to the Quran and look for words of wisdom in it for us in order to live our lives which is akin to level headedness and a lot of sentiment about again, Anna Vina Mohammed, were there early usrp assembly