Channel: Daood Butt
This lecture was given at the Al Falah Islamic Centre.
June 2, 2017 – Ramadan 2017
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim Alhamdulillah here I've been alameen wa salatu wa he was said to be he'll carry him Allah He a form of Salah to atoma tasleem probably shortly Saudi why acidity, MD why he looked at me lissoni of Gokhale, my brothers and sisters in Islam as an mRNA come to law heat or buy cattle.
Today we continue our Tafseer in sha Allah tala, and I don't know how you've been for the past few days. We didn't have the class. What Monday to Thursday, right? So today's Friday, before I forget Sunday, I will not be here. There's a conference taking place on Sunday. So I won't be here on Sunday, just letting you know before I forget, inshallah, and then we can maybe someone remind me afterwards. I also want to if you Can you remind me 10 minutes before sauna. Just Just let me know that there's 10 minutes left. So motives at 856 or 846. inshallah, just let me know time's up so I can just wrap up. That way we have enough time to to finish up before mockolate.
So a week is passed already of the month of Ramadan. I had about one quarter of the month is gone. That fasts have had a lot and in
and the weather is nice Alhamdulillah but just as fast as this week has passed, you know the rest of the month is going to go fast as well because in three days, we're going to say one third of the month is gone. Five days later, we'll say half of the month is gone. Five days after that, we'll say we're in the last 10 nights and we know once we reach the last 10 nights how last the whole month goes very quickly. But today we will continue with our top seed in sha Allah hota Hana and we begin with Sora Sora Nikita was dussehra to EDA from the beginning verse number six in sha Allah data
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in verse number six have sought to the money that Allah subhanho wa Taala here discusses
and the importance of Lulu and more particularly how we actually make Lulu now will do itself is very general and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah shows us either come to meet us Allah when you get ready for solder. Fall senior would you come wash your faces? What idea Camila Moravec and your hands up until the elbows including the elbows. And I know that we all know how to make will do but I'm going to I'm going to point something out here. Okay, and just bear with me.
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And your feet up until and including the angles. Now it's important for us to understand that these are four components, in fact, leaves the ears out of it, right? Because it's not mentioned in the verse. These four components are absolutely important in order for the flute to be correct. In fact, this is the minimum amount of glue that a person can make as in when a person is making let's say they have a shortage of water. What we need to do is wash our hands. Sorry, our faces, our arms do mess over our head and our feet. Now when we look into detail with the hands, right, we begin by cleaning our hands before we wash ourselves. The face includes the mouth and the nose. Okay, and
then the arms is obvious. It's mentioned there, the muscle over the head includes the ears. Now that's with regards to work.
Boo. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the verse in kuntum, Juniper and for bajawa income to mirbeau Allah suffering if a person is sick or traveling, then Allah subhana wa Taala encourages us to do what?
To do what? We should all have the most half with us, right? That's why we're waiting to see who's gonna read the verse. Allah Subhana Allah says in kuntum mirbeau Allah suffering Olga, I don't mean criminal law yet Allah mustonen Nisa phylum taggi Duma what happens when we don't find water phenom? taggi do Ma. When we don't find water, what do we do?
to him? Right, very good. What is tinium? As in how do we perform tm? Many of us actually don't know this. So how do we perform Tam? I want us these are these are the cream of the crop right? We should know how to make Tam them and teach this to the others that are not here. So how do we perform Tam? What is the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with regards to Tam?
We all need to know this because there could there can easily be times where we don't have. We don't have water. Okay, so what do we do? Who knows? Who wants to try?
Okay, all right.
Okay, anyone else? Sorry?
Clean mud. Okay, so find clean mud or dirty mean soil? Okay, because mud itself is going to make us dirty. Right? So soil, right? dirt or sand? sand, right? What else?
Pour it on our faces, right? Shall anyone else. That's good. The reason why I want us to say things is because when we learn, we will not learn unless we actually interact with the learning process, right? So we need to be part of it. So I want everyone to do this, I want you to take your hands. If you're sitting on the chair, you can just do this on your lap. If you're sitting on the ground, use the ground. Okay, take your hands and just go like this.
That's it. Okay, one time in certain headies is a profit. So the longer it is, somebody says that, you know, you can dust off your hands. Some scholars say you dust them off by just tapping them together. Okay, you don't have to though. So you tap the ground. Once you take the back of your hand, and you run it along the back of this hand, sorry, you take your palm and you run it along the back of your hand, the opposite hand, you do the same thing for the other hand, the other side all the way to the elbow, and then you wipe over your face. That's it. That's
Not three times this is authentically reported. So hey, I hate Muslim. All you need to do is hit the ground one time, right. Go from do the hands first. A lot of narrations a lot of people are taught to face first because in blue, we do the face first. But in fact, in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu it was Sunday when it comes to time when we do the hands first. And when you think of it, there's wisdom in it. You just tapped your hands on the ground? Would you take your hands after you know padding the ground with the dirt and put on your face? No, right? So you now go like this starting from the back of your hand. Right? And then coming to the front and then using the back
again on this side to the front of the palm, then wipe your face and Hadassah, you're done. Now some people think to me is actually take a stone sit there, tap the stone. And then you know, like the brother was saying Mashallah, you know as though you're performing. And I see some people doing this sometimes, right. But that's not the way that we actually do Tam. If a person is sick, or a person is traveling or a person, you know, traveling but doesn't find water, or maybe they're even at home and they don't find water, then a person can make Tammam by simply doing the things that we just finished showing. You tap the ground once you wipe over your arms, your hands all the way up until
your elbows including your elbow and back around, right and then your face. You do not have to do the movements of the mouth and the face than the nose and then the face and do the muscle over the head and wipe over your feet. You don't have to do that at all. That's not part of time. There's only two things you need to do in tandem your arms, including your hands, right and your face. That's it. So that's very important for us to know because there are times where we run out of water. I know sometimes I'm in an airplane and they tell us you know what, there's no more water.
Okay, what do you do now? So this is another question when a person needs to make Tammam what can we use in order to perform Tam? What can we use to tap our our hands on too?
Does anyone know? The brother said air but no air is not included in it right? We don't just use air. Yes, stone very good stone.
The Earth itself something that's natural, okay, something that's natural now
think of it is very good. So I was just gonna say you're in an airplane right? And this happened to me a few times so you're in an airplane, and Mashallah this fly really likes me, I'm the law, right? You're in an airplane. And there's nothing natural around you this seat is a seat and the you know, the back of the seat is plastic and the walls are plastic, what do you use, you simply use the wall or the back of the seat, whatever is there around you, right? So you make do with whatever you have, if you can use the ground, but I don't necessarily suggest tapping your hands on the ground in an airplane, or in a bus or in a vehicle because the ground tends to be extremely dirty, especially in
a plane because people go in to use the bathroom. And all of that dirt and junk from the bathroom comes out on people's shoes and goes into the carpets. So you know, we have to maintain cleanliness as well. And that's important for us to learn. A lot of the time you'll go to the hospital, visit someone who's in the hospital and they are asking you that question, how do I perform it? I am I have an injury or have you know, some sort of, you know,
not an injury or illness.
Yeah, let's say they were operated and they have an open wound. That's the word I'm looking for a wound right where it's an open wound, they cannot pour water over it, then that person can make Tam and this is where you now know how to make Tamim you have to share it with them teach people how to make time and teach your family members etc. It's very important to know this because there will be times in life where we come across the opportunity of making Tamim because we don't have water now let's just say we're over here and some kind of I just came in today and I noticed they were filling up the water into the tank over there of the mustard or of the school at least. So let's say we run
out of water over here in the mustard What do we do
we're not traveling we're not sick you know? We're perfectly fine do we make Tamil
What do we do?
exactly that's very that's that's very good. It's simple. If there's no water and you can't find water isn't there's no no one has water bottles around because I see today they're serving juice right so there's no water there's there's none coming from the tap we don't have around us there's there's no water for us to use, then you can simply make them now if a person has a car and they can jump in the car and go somewhere and make with one come back. That's fine. But that's a huge inconvenience for the entire congregation to go to find water somewhere and make Lulu you can't find water in the area that you're in has you make Tammam you pray your prayer? Okay, if you made time
for one prayer, okay, you may pay him for one prayer and it's time for let's say it's time for most of it. We don't find water you make time you pray most of it. Now it's time for a shot.
Can you pray I show with the same Tammam
if there's no water right, you already made Tammam for muffins Can you just pray I shall now you should make Tam again you should look for water again once again if you don't find that you make Tam again. What if there is water? Should you redo
What if 10 minutes after slots in the month of April the water turns back on
make whoo and then primitive over again? No we don't Okay, once you've prayed you've prayed Alhamdulillah Okay, you didn't find the water you maintain them you prayed Your soul is valid everything's fine you move on okay don't work backwards move forward as we'll see Allah subhana wa tada says in the verses coming up in shot a lot of data Let's move on.
If we look at verses number 32 to 34 of sword often a death for those that were not here are on sword often metadata, okay. And the internet is not connecting Russia.
This is why book is always better than technology right? Book is always going to be better.
Okay, so which verse was I saying? 32 right. 32 of soda.
We'll just find it quickly here.
Okay, in verse number 32 of soda 2am I in the right place.
Okay, in verses number 13
To the 34, Allah subhanho wa Taala it goes through discussing how human beings should respect others, right and respect the sanctity of others. And this is something that the prophets and along with it he was some of them told us about as well, during the final sermon, the last sermon that we commonly know of, and we read all the time, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us some last words, a last, you know, sermon clip, but that he's delivering an alpha, telling the people you know what Subhana, Allah, this is something you need to do protect one another, the blood of a person is sacred. And the race or the lineage of that person is sacred. And so there are
certain things that we need to respect with regards to one another. And as human beings handle a lot of the time we fall short, and we see this in our families, sometimes we will see something and will criticize it, but we criticize it in a way that's actually making fun of that person. And we don't realize especially throughout the month of Ramadan, that we are not supposed to be criticizing one another. We should not even be speaking ill about one another. We shouldn't even be using words that are not nice and not correct. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala does not like that in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Allah is not in need of us leaving off food and drink. And he
gives that example when speaking about people who simply go about talking to others, or talking about others to others as well. Right. So taking away from what is sacred with each other. My honor, Your Honor, is sacred. And as believers we should be looking after one another. Also, Allah subhanho wa Taala, highlights verses number 41, to 4446 47, all the way to 50. Discussing the Jewish, the Muslims, the Torah, how Allah subhanho wa Taala praises the Torah, but they changed its meaning, right? It's a book of Allah subhana wa Tada. It's a book that came from Allah subhanho wa, taala. to, you know, and many of the books of In fact, all of the books that are divine came from Allah
subhanho wa Taala, to the prophets to the messengers of Allah subhana wa Adana. And we as Muslims should not be people that insult or make fun of others. And we should also show a level of respect towards those books. And you'll see this whenever you're talking to people that are not Muslim, whether they're Jewish or Christian, or any other religion, they will say, Oh, you know, you say this about our religion. You say this about our book? No, we don't say anything bad about it. We do believe that it was changed, we do believe that it was changed. And we tell them that with the most respect, while at the same time, we still respect it. We respect it as a book that came from God.
The parts that were changed, were changed. The parts that were not changed. We still accept that, but it doesn't apply to us. So we believe in the books of the past. Someone says, Do you believe in the Bible? Do you believe in the Torah? Yes, we do. We just don't follow it. We believe in the Bible. We believe in the Torah, but we don't follow it because we follow the Quran which was the last and final scripture that came from Allah subhana wa tada from God through the angel Djibouti to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that's important for many of us to know, because a lot of the time Muslims will bad talk or put down other religions or other scriptures when debating
with people when talking about Islam and talking about religion, Judaism, Christianity, etc. And we are not meant to do that. We are not supposed to put down others. We're supposed to raise the status of the deen by highlighting it through the Koran. And through doing that, when you show the proof of the Quran and the proof through the Sunnah of the Prophet send along I knew he was sending them you will automatically be putting Islam above the other scriptures that are out there. Why? Because that's the way Allah subhana wa tada revealed it. It came to us that way. This is the last scripture that has the most detail and the most information for anything that we need to know. And that's what
Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to us. Let me see if this is working yet. No, not yet. We move on in sha Allah how to how to
select an ADA if we go down to vs number, let me see which ones are we going to choose here.
Verse number 5455 and 56 of sword automatica. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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People who he loves and who love him. And that's important for us to understand because many of us will face this throughout our lives. We will meet people we will meet Muslims that are people in general that will say, I once was a Muslim or I was born and raised Muslim but I don't believe in Islam, or I don't believe in Allah subhana wa Tada. You will find many people we live in a society where Subhanallah Deen is actually being pushed aside. Not even, you know, not Islam. Not even Christianity and Judaism are at the forefront right now. It's more atheism. And, you know, other religions where you just feeling free and feeling happy sometimes even the pastor farmhands, right.
If you heard of them, the pastor, Aryans, they were like a pastor strainer on their head. You never heard of them. Look it up. shala we have some here in North America. Have you never heard of the pastor Farnes? Yeah. Do you ever wear a strainer on your head? You have
shown? Yes, an actual pasta strainer on their heads. Right? Like we were Adobe on our head like I thought the hat. They were a strainer that you know when you make pasta spaghetti and you boil it and then you pour it into a strainer, right to get the water out. They wear that on their heads.
to google it you'll see some have Allah so Allah Subhana Allah says many of them in coma and denticon whoever leaves the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah doesn't need us. Allah doesn't need us. We are the ones that are in need of Allah subhana wa Tada. When you think of it, you become extremely wealthy. And you have billions of dollars, and you give it for the sake of Allah and you think Allah needs you know, Allah doesn't need you, Allah can take it away. You're not in control. None of us is in control of our wealth, our wealth belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why the element of Zakah where we give a portion of our wealth away, we should easily give it away,
never feeling that this belongs to me and allows taking it away from me. No, because it was a law who gave it to me in the first place. Allah subhanaw taala gave me that wealth in the first place, and it belongs to him. And if he wants some of it to be taken away from us, give it away. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala replenishes that, with more.
Let's move to verses number. In verses number 5751, all the way to the end of 58. Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about friends. And we live in a society where many of our children will make friends that are actually non Muslim. You'll notice your neighbors you know, people who live in your neighborhood, the children that our children play with a lot of the time they are not Muslim friends. But Allah subhana wa nscn here says, Don't take them as your only up. Now someone who's a wedding, or an you know, the Olia, they are of a higher level. Now it does mean allies but at the same time, it's close friends, like your best of the best friends that you have, should not be
friends that are non Muslim. Why? Now a lot of people get offended with this, but we shouldn't get offended because it's natural. When you are around people who are like minded, you tend to pick up certain things that they have to offer and you have to offer them. So for example, someone wants to do business, they are around people that are interested in business people who are talking about business people who are, you know, discussing investments, discussing what's halal, what's permissible, what's, how long, what's disliked, according to Allah, subhanaw taala in business, what we can do, what we can do, etc. When you're around people of that type, for example, you naturally
feel inclined to do business. It's just natural. Similarly, when you are not when you are, when you are around or surrounded by people who are like minded in the deen or they are close to Allah islamically they're connected with their Deen, simply, you know, using examples like something happened, someone falls and another child who's Muslim who will say, oh, Subhana Allah. Right? Instead of saying other words, we don't want to mention them. Those are simple examples that have a huge impact upon our children. And it's important for us to not only place that in the lives of our children, but it should be in our lives as well as adults, we should not have close our closest
friends. There's nothing wrong with having a friend. Okay, now let me say this. A friend is just like an acquaintance. Someone who you know, someone who you speak to regularly who's a non Muslim, Islam doesn't say ban non Muslims from your life? No. Allah subhanho wa Taala. If he wanted that from us, how would we take Islam from one person to the other? How would we convey the message of Islam to others? If we were to completely cut off the non Muslims from our lives and go and live in a secluded place on an island in the middle of nowhere and just say, you know what, let come Dino Kamala, do you have your religion, we have our religion. We're going to live on this island and
we're not going to interact with you.
That would completely defeat the purpose of us as human beings being here, the message of the prophets and along with any who was selling was to convey the message, convey it to others. And if we were to seclude ourselves, how do we expect to convey the message. And so we need to also interact with non Muslims. And there's many people who will say, you know what, my friends are non Muslim. That's alright. Because that's not your closest friend. As long as your closest friends, the people who you get more intimate with, as in you share personal things with those are the people who will take you and help you to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala as well, that needs to be an
element of our lives. And it should not be something that we force only upon our children and don't use in our lives as well. We need to also as parents and as adults, let our children see that in us in the example of our own lives, we move on downs resort to the Makita
to vs number 89. Let's go to verse number 89. This is also important. We highlighted Tammam before with one Tammam and now we're going to highlight another aspect of our Deen that is absolutely important that many of us do not know of, in verse number 89, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us here the compensation for an oath that was broken by me and you an oath that we took with Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, when someone says, well, law, he, I'm going to meet you at nine o'clock in the morning, and nine o'clock comes and it goes, and 10 o'clock comes and it goes in 11 and they never show up. But they said what law he or they said, You know, I swear by a law I'm going to be there allows my witness, right? When we say things like that, and we take an oath by Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we break it that serious, we need to fix that. We need to compensate it with something. Now how do we compensate it? Who knows? What do we do? We just
finished reciting the verse. And I said, I'd like for everyone who whenever we attend the Holocaust for tafsir that we have the Koran with us, we have the most half with us, especially for those that don't understand the Arabic We should also try and have the English translation with us. I just finished reciting through the verse. What does a person do as a Fatah? Hey, tell me.
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10 people 10 people very good. Yes.
Three days of fasting. And there's one more thing.
Okay, very good. hamdulillah. So we just heard the three things that we should do, but they go into sequence. The first is when someone takes an oath by Allah subhana wa Tada. And they break that oath, then that person needs to feed 10 people
feed them not say Oh, you know what, I'm going to send the money back home because it's so much cheaper over there. I could feed 20 people, no, feed them based on what you find as the norm with regards to a meal here. So you go to like, you know, one of the Afghani restaurants or you go to, you know, any one of the restaurants with Pakistani rice or whatever restaurant you want to go to even a burger restaurant, how much is it going to cost you for the average meal?
616 $10, roughly around $10 a meal, right? Eight 910 dollars. Usually you'll find that the average person is buying a meal of about $10 when you go to a restaurant, okay? Now that's important because many of us will say, Oh, you know what, I'm just gonna take $10 right? Multiply it by 10. That's $100 because it's 10 meals you need to eat just put in the donation box. No, we are meant to go out of our way to actually try and feed 10 people. We are supposed to go out of our way to feed 10 people
Do not just say, you know what, it's easy for me to just reach in my pocket, put $100 in the door in the donation box and just leave it. No, we are supposed to use that wealth to purchase food to feed those people. Now that's important because it's a training process that Allah subhanho wa Taala puts us through, he makes us feel that I've actually done something wrong, I violated one of the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now if a person can't do that, let's say you can't afford it, right? You can't afford or you, you don't have the ability, the capability whether it's finances, strength, health, etc, you cannot feed 10 people, then you go to the next step, what is the next step?
fasting three days is the least of the three, freeing the slaves you mentioned. Right? You free a slave. Now how do we free a slave? Why do we find any slaves here? No, some people will now debates and say, well, in other countries, there actually still is slavery of certain sorts or different sorts. So it's important for us to recognize that if that does exist, then we need to try and eliminate that or eradicate it completely. In fact, that's the goal. But we also notice how sometimes there may be some people that are in need, let's say a Muslim was falsely accused. Us of handle that is very interesting, just this a few an hour or two ago, I got a message where, you
know, they were saying a Muslim broke into one of the massages last night. And you know, the alarm went off. So the management of the masjid called the police and the police showed up. And there was a Muslim trying to take money from the donation boxes in the middle of the night, which was handled, whether it's true or not, I don't know for sure, the brother, a brother told me that he heard that. And I trust the brother, he's very trustworthy, honest brother. But again, we need to verify information, which is why I'm keeping it very general, and not mentioning where it is, etc. But that's important for us to understand. Here we have an example of someone who's a Muslim, who's in
need, most likely, because what was said was that this person had come seeking assistance. Prior to this incident, they had gone to the mustard to try and seek help financially, they needed help. And so we as Muslims, now, we shouldn't be like, oh, hamdulillah you know, they were arrested, when someone is a Muslim or non Muslim, and they are caught taking something that's locked up, yes, islamically what they're doing is wrong. But if they are in need of it, then we are supposed to help them. We are supposed to help them, whether they're Muslim or non Muslim, if they're genuinely in need, and they're going and taking from wealth that's sitting in a box, it's not helping anyone,
then we should be helping them with that wealth. And we should go out of our way to try and help them. So we do see that there are certain things that we can help people with, we might not be able to find a slave and free a slave over here hamdulillah that doesn't really exist anymore here, right? I'll say that clearly here. But that is the next level. What is the third level with regards to the QA Fatah,
you mentioned it fasting three days, if a person cannot, financially or for whatever reason, feed 10 people and they cannot find a slave or free a slave then we must fast three days for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Tana in order to fulfill that kafala that oath that we took and we broke with Allah subhanho wa Taala so that's important for us to understand, again, just like we mentioned to him before, many of us do not know this, and many of us will simply rush to fasting three days, someone will break their oath and say, Oh, I need to fast three days, that's the least of the three levels that we are supposed to respect. And so the first level and honestly, how hard is it to dish
out $100 it's not hard, right? $100 we can easily pay $100 some of us you know, sometimes families go and eat at restaurants and spend you know 100 150 $200 just to eat right? It's a nice occasion they go out they spend some money and so it should be easy for us to do that. And we need to understand that this is an oath that was broken with Allah subhanho wa Taala not with you know a person in general okay. We move on in the surah
verses number 90 to 96 verse number 90 to 96 Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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and the verses continue all the way to 96 you can read them on your own later on here Allah subhana wa tada is pointing out to us the importance of respecting what he has prohibited for us. And there are certain things like intoxicants that are lost her handle with animals
Over here, gambling, using, you know, playing around with luck playing around with luck islamically there's no such thing as luck. And it, you know rolls off our tongues very easily. There's no such thing as luck. Like, Oh, you were lucky? No, that was the cutter of a lot. You are blessed. So try as Muslims to change this word in our vocabulary from luck, to blessing. It was a blessing from Allah that you got this. Allah blessed you with something and hamdulillah tried to understand that this is not luck. It didn't just happen like it. Poof out of nowhere. No, it happened because Allah subhanahu wa Adana wanted that to happen to us. And so it came our way we benefited from it. It's
not luck. It's a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also, lotteries, these are things that Allah Subhana Allah had a prohibited some kind of law the other day I was, it kind of hurt me because I was at a store standing in line. And in front of me, there was a Muslim brother and sister. And they, you know, were in line getting closer to the cashier. And what they were purchasing was nothing. I didn't see anything in their hands, but they were purchasing lottery tickets. And it hurt me some Hello. When I saw it. I was like some kind of law. What do I do? What do I tell them? Do I say something to them or not? And you know what I thought to myself, I thought, let me just begin by
saying a sentiment had a come.
And that was it. That was all it took. You can see on their faces, they realized this was something they knew they were not supposed to be doing. And it's not that we as human beings should feel like, Oh, you know what, everyone else is watching us? No, I don't even know them. I've never even seen them before. And just you know, the sister was wearing hijab, the brother, you know, he had a little beard. So panela they were not like a young couple. They were maybe in their 40s, late 40s 50s. Right, some handle and they were buying lottery tickets, they went up and they were buying lottery tickets. And I thought to myself, panela maybe they're in a really difficult situation. Maybe I
started to think to myself, I don't want to judge them. I want to make an excuse for them. Maybe they're actually in a difficult situation. And so the only thing that I thought to myself and it was late at night was to just give them Salah. And when I gave them send them you can see on their face, they're like, oh, there was a Muslim watching us, right? And it's not the fact that a Muslim is watching a loss of haddaway Tana is watching us, Allah knows what we're doing. And that's important when Allah subhana wa tada says that these things are not permitted for us. You know, intoxicants gambling, using things like you know, playing around with luck and lotteries, and also a loss of
Hannah Montana mentions hunting while inside the Haram or in the state of Iran. So there are certain things that Allah Subhana Allah has made halaal for us, but our home for us because of the place or because of the condition that we're in. And I know none of us is going to go for Hajj or Umrah and just take an animal behind us but that was done during the time of of this habit of the lower abdomen, right. And it was done even years after that, and even our time, you'll see some people going for Hajj, and they will bring their animals with them. I've seen it people will go for Hajj and they will bring their animals with them. Because that's part of Hajj as well. There are certain
types of hides where you bring it with you right? And so Allah Subhana Allah has prohibited certain things for us. We need to respect that we move on
in verse number 101 is this diverse on cover?
Not 101 just Can you second let's move to sort of two and I am okay let's move to Seattle and um, because we want to try and finish the suta as well. In Seattle an iron verse number 123 Allah subhanho wa Taala begins this sort of teaching us as parents a lesson in how to deal with our children. And you're probably thinking if you have the English with you or you're reading the Arabic he like what are you talking about? Let's read the first few verses. The beginning of the sutra goes like this Bismillah handwash man you have Laci Green Alhamdulillah he led econo Kasama to Alibaba Johanna Vaughn oma T one O.
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In these verses that we just decided, I said, Allah Subhana Allah begins is sort of giving us lessons as parents how to deal with our children. And we heard the verses and it goes on
This all praises and thanks be to Allah subhana wa tada who alone has created the heavens and the earth and originated from darkness and light, etc. It's talking about praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and his blessings. But some Hello. What's really important here is as parents, sometimes we don't teach our children who Allah subhana wa Adana really is. And so let's read this, the first verse, just the first verse once again, Allah subhana wa tada begins and says, and hamdulillah
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala Alhamdulillah.
Our children look at us and say, who's Allah?
Praise Allah. What do you mean praise Allah? How do we pray? praise him for what? Ah, that's the lesson.
Who is Allah? And levy? Allah?
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Oh, that's what a lot is. Who is he? A lot is a lead the Holocaust. sama watty was the one who created the heavens in the earth and now you start to explain this to your children. Allah created the heavens, Mama, what's the heavens? you explain it? Baba? What's the earth? You explain the earth? What do we find on the earth? Did Allah create everything really? Allah subhana wa tada created the sheep that we drive by it down in Trafalgar? Yeah, Allah created those sheep as well. Right You see the grass and the grains growing? Did Allah subhana wa tada create that yes, Allah created it. What about the heavens? Tell me Mama, tell me Baba What about the heavens? What is there
in the heavens for us? And Allah subhana wa tada says, Alhamdulillah learn to praise Allah. So for every single thing that we see around us, we need to be people that continuously praise Allah subhana wa Tana. You see the sky today was beautiful. When you were going for Juma. You're driving for John's you see the sky. It was like pockets of clouds everywhere. It was like a picture perfect sky. And every day is a picture perfect sky because it's designed by Allah subhana wa Tada. Right That's, that's a hashtag I like to use designed by Allah. The sky is beautiful. But our children ask us what's in the sky? You know, does it make sense? These clouds are hovering in the sky. How is
that happening? What are the clouds and what's beyond the clouds? How many skies are there? The seven skies Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about in the Quran. We need to explain these things to our children. Why? Because Allah says all praises do to him. And when we look at the verses that come after it, a loss of Hannah Montana is teaching us how to explain who Allah subhana wa angina truly is to not only our children but for us to understand who Allah is as well. Because we become very materialistic so kinda I was on the phone just a couple of hours ago with this brother from Vancouver. He called me up and he said, How can we become more activated? Like as an oma, we're very
stagnant in our actions. We're very stagnant in doing anything, like someone says, You know what brothers, there's someone who's in need it who's going to help this person and everyone's sitting there looking around, like, oh, if someone else can raise their hand, like no one wants to take initiative. So he called me and he was saying, you know, how can we become activated, and we were having this discussion back and forth, and we concluded that somehow as human beings, and Allah mentions that in the Quran, that we are people Xueyan le nussey, her boo chahatein and Nisa, you will benina will pan out leaving them open Bharati Mina de hubie wellfield. Ba, Allah subhana wa
Tana has made us people who love this dunya. And we love things of the dunya. We love our wealth. And we're too materialistic, because you'll find teenagers that are into the brand names. And then you will find young adults that are into the brand names, and you'll find older adults that are into the brand names, you'll even find grandmothers and grandfathers who are into brand name products. Now, there's nothing wrong with owning and possessing brand names. But when we can't afford it, and we work solely to be able to afford it, there's a problem
when we can't afford it, and we work solely to be able to afford it. That's a problem. Why? Because we're only supposed to buy what's within our means. And if we did that, we would have a lot more for saving, we would have a lot more to invest, we would have a lot more to put on to, you know certain things that we actually need, like maybe a family needs a home and they say well, I can't afford it because you know, everything's really expensive. Maybe you really cut down on the things that we actually don't need. And then we would save the money that we have in excess and we could be then be able to put that money on the things that we actually do need. Okay, so this is where some had a lot
we need to learn to be pleased and thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the things that we have and praise Him as He is deserving of praise, we move on in sha Allah hota Hana.
In verses number 17 to 21 we see the status of a loss of hanaway to add in his abilities. We just finished speaking about that person
Flee. So we don't want to go over anymore in sha Allah wishing to return after seeing jahannam is highlighted in verses number 27 to 32. So going through soil to land versus number 27 to 32 Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that the person who when witnessing help when witnessing jahannam or what is about to come to them, this person no longer feels that they want to go to john them they say, you know what, if only I could return what do they say?
I'm trying to find it here Mashallah. And it's just too much for me to navigate through so I'm gonna stick to one thing in sha Allah. So Allah Subhana Allah shows us how we as people, as human beings, we are not to content with the things that we already have. And when a person faces Allah subhanho wa Taala and is then decreed to go to jahannam Yeah, light, if only we could come back if only we could return to this world and do goodness and gifts other parts, right? The world has one of the first things that a person want to do come back to this world in order to give sadaqa because the southern part is multiplied so much, that the reward is immense. If only we understood that and we
would give more of it right? We move on in the verses Allah subhana wa tada highlights for us.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says that, you know, they would ask for signs, they would ask for signs from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And really when you think of it, why are they asking for signs from Allah? Those that disbelief in Allah subhanho wa Taala whether they're atheist, whether they are, you know, idol worshippers, polytheist, etc. Why would it be that anyone could think of asking Allah Subhana Allah for more signs, when Allah has created everything around us as signs of his greatness in you know, you look at yourself and you wonder, how is it that my organs are working? How is it that I stayed without food for almost 17 hours now? Right in a few minutes can be almost 17 hours
that we stayed without food? How is that even possible? It's only with the help of Allah subhana wa Tada, you try and do it. Many people try and fast outside of Ramadan and they can't do it. And the days are much shorter, they just absolutely cannot do it. But that's because there's Baraka in the month of Ramadan and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it easy for us because we have to do it for 30 consecutive days. But sometimes you tell people like, you know, throughout the year Ashura, or the date of arafa, fast, and people like fast Oh, no, I can't fast. It's just one day you fasted all of them have on 30 days. Why not fast? One day? I you know, brothers too difficult. It's just a Sunday.
It's just a Sunday. I don't have to do it's just a Sunday. I'm not gonna get sinned if I don't do it. Yeah, but the reward is great forgiveness for a whole year. Yeah. But you know what? I'll make dua to Allah. I'll do a lot of his stuff out. Allah will forgive me. All right. So panelo we make excuses so easily. And here Allah subhana wa, tada highlights how the most cynical and they would ask for signs and they continuously up until now ask for signs. Why should I believe in God? Why do I believe in God? This is a lie. I give you this example all the time, because I pretty much live in airplanes, right? And so when an airplane hits turbulence, it's at that point in time when people
ask, Oh, where's God now? We need help. We need God's help, right? No one says, Oh, don't worry, you know, the plane is like rattling going crazy. And someone's sitting there. Don't worry, it's just pockets of air, you know, the cabin crew sending them buckling themselves in. We're not talking about general turbulence talking about serious turbulence, right. But somehow the plane is going out of control carts. I remember one time I was on the plane, and the front went up and the back went down. And all I heard was
the carts the food cart, just started you know, dashing its way down the aisle and I was in the last seat in the back of the plane on the left side, the aisle seat. And I looked out I saw the cart and I moved in and the cart just went right past me. smashed into the back wall of the airplane, right? All this through just went all over the place. I was flying on it. He had right just went flying all over the place. The cabin crew members were so scared. They sat on the laps of the passengers that they were standing that they were standing next to. They sat on their laps, and they just held on to them. That's how scared they were. And at that moment, is anyone saying, Oh, don't worry, you know
this it's all physics and chemistry. No one's saying that everyone's saying, Oh my God, oh, God, please save us. Right? People are yelling, calling for God. People who never even you know, use the word God ever in their life. They're now calling out to God. Why? Because it's our fitrah It's how we were created. Allah subhanho wa Taala is our Creator. We know it our souls know it. We ourselves it's our minds our intellect that
distracting us from what our heart is telling us the truth that's within us. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide us towards the truth. I mean, we're going to conclude there for today in sha Allah Tada. We will continue tomorrow.
Continuing from from where we're leaving off right now in the middle of Soto to sort of not sort of alien or pseudo to Anam does that come along? Oh, Hayden, please remember to use these last moments for there's just under 10 minutes left for the then use these last few moments for Doha. It's a Friday. Doha is accepted in the last moments of the Friday. You're also fasting There are three types of people Allah subhana wa Jana does not reject their drop, the just ruler, the fasting person and the oppressed person. And so this is a moment to make dua it's like acceptance, upon acceptance upon acceptance of Doha. So make dua to Allah Subhana Allah for all the things that you want in
whatever language you want. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is listening. Giacomo Hayden, Muslim law cinema Vatican, Anna venum hamadryad early us