Channel: Hamza Yusuf
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are the hamdulillah inshallah I'm want to continue what I was talking about last week about the saying of Ibrahim even Adham who's one of the famous early self, who's mentioned in many of the books, especially the books of Zoo hood, and he was in Al basara in Iraq, and some of the people of Basra came and they asked him because he was known to be a righteous man. So they asked him, they said, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, If you call on me, I'll answer you. And they said, but we call on Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and we don't see the results. We don't see our prayers being answered. So he said, because your hearts are dead. Because Allah subhana wa Adana will call the one
who's alive, just like he's called Allah Subhana Medina says in the Quran, that he calls you to what will bring you to life. So if you answer that call, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer your call. So he says that the reasons are these 10 things. And the first one, he said out of tamala, for them to do a haka who you knew Allah Subhana, WA, Donna, and you didn't fulfill his right? So Allah has OIC, Allah has rights, like now people talk about human rights. There's also divine rights. There's people expect to be respected, they expect dignity, they feel it's a right. If you go out there and you abuse somebody, they feel like you're infringing on their rights. But who gave them
those rights? That's the question. Because if this was all just randomness, and this was all just a random event, the universe there's no real meaning behind the universe. It's just a random event, then that means really, that there's no purpose or meaning. And therefore, there's no substantiation for rights. Because I can say, I don't like you, and I can shoot you. If I don't like you, or I like your car. I want to take your car because property has a right but but what is it? Is it the right of the state? Well, somebody can say I'm an outlaw, I want to live outside as a state. I don't have any position with the state. So rights, people claim rights, but what are rights based on? I mean,
that's the question. If rights are based on coercive power, then it's only might makes right. So if the state says, I'm right, because I can put you in jail, or I can do whatever I want to you, then that's why we're obeying law. But if there's something above that, if there's a divine right, for instance, Allah subhana wa Adana says that acaba Zina, don't go near to fornication, don't even go near it. He doesn't said in other verses what is known, but in this verse, he says, don't even go near it. In the who can aphasia was a Sevilla, it's a foul thing and it leads down a foul path. So that's an injunction from Allah La Takara boo, Xena, sir, Mr. edano, Allah, would you it's a command
imperative mode and it indicates that it's a command from Allah. So Allah says, Don't want to get that's just right, that you do not transgress that boundary woman to add the produto lava with ecohome avanti, moon, if you go past the head, a limit that Allah has put, then you transgress the boundary, you've done something that Allah has prohibited you from doing. So if if those people will accept those rights, they have to recognize not only do they have rights, but Allah subhana wa, tada himself has rights. And one of these rights is that he's worshipped and that nothing's associated with him. One of his rights is that he is the mushara. He is the one that makes injunctions. What
does it mean that humans can't make laws? If therefore the benefit, it's called Musleh, mircera when something is not in the shediac, but there's a benefit from it, then humans can make those laws and also the odema. Say, even in a country that has unjust laws, you're still dictated to obey the laws, because it's erotica, Bahasa Bahrain, it's taking the lesser of two evils. So these things are understood. But the point is, is that Allah is the one who commands and he prohibits that is a law's place and no one else's and the prophets allies him is called Shadi own almost shut down my Jasmine, metaphorically because he speaks in the name of Allah. He speaks in the name of Allah. No one else
can do that. Even the Mufti can't do that. He can only tell you his opinion, and say, well, that's why a fatwa is non binding. It's a non binding legal position because we don't know if that's the hokum of Allah or not. It's a human attempt at arriving at the hokum of Allah and that's an important distinction. So Allah has rights. If you don't fulfill those rights, especially after you say you know him, then you have failed
To live up to a large expectation for you as his creature, something that he created. And then he said, karate or Quran from that movie, you read the Quran and then you don't act according to it. Because the Quran is a book, in essence, it's a book of tawheed it's a book of stories, what would be called sacred history. And then it's a book of injunctions, commands and prohibitions, commands and prohibitions like a p masala, what are two zakka established prayer and pay zakat those are commands from Allah. So that's in the Quran, but there are many other things in the Quran. For instance, Allah subhana wa tada in the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada says, In the manhyia, to dunya,
let a bone will let one was in a tune that this world is live, it's play its level, it's entertainment, it's Xena, without home beno calm, and then it's mutual boasting each person boasting to the other I did this, I did that. I graduated from this university. I got this degree. I made this much amount of money last year. I just bought this I just bought that we went to this place for vacation. We did this, we did that. That's all to back home beno calm, what the capital of that and why he would own that. And then it's also accumulation of wealth, and then multiplying your children, your progeny, your offspring. This is higher to dunya. So what does Allah subhana wa tada
say about it? He says, capacidade Nathan badgebup kofod on a battle. It's like a rain that comes down. And then it brings the earth to life. So you see, it's all green, and the kuffaar meaning the farmers here, they look at it net, and they're really impressed. It's beautiful, just like it was all green last month. If you looked around, it was beautiful to look at your eyes. Now. It's all yellow. It's dying. It's all yellow out there. Look at the hills, it's all dead. Allah says that's the likeness of this world. You're young, you're youthful. You have all your vigor, but then to me, and then it begins to you're in your curvier linear mode. You see, the arc has reached its peak, and
then it begins to descend through me a Haeju, the economist for whom Yokota Katana and then it becomes dry and yellow, and then it becomes Chase is blown away by the wind will hit our karate davon shady, and in the next world is a painful punishment. For people who didn't take the benefit of this message of what I'm telling you about the nature of the world. You're not here to be here forever. You're not here to simply enjoy. You're not here just to spend your lives in vain pursuits in stupidity. Those are the acts of fools. Those are the acts of animals that eat and drink and don't think about tomorrow because they don't have a history. If you have a history if you know the
past you can understand the present and the future. And that's why humans are so different from other creatures. So Allah subhana wa tada says that one man theater tune, but there's also forgiveness well not fatal to mental life what a blonde and also there's contentment that Allah is actually pleased. There are people that they're not even forgiven. They're just no he's savvy at all.
Those are the people come in so that's the parent telling us that so who takes those messages? karate Moran from Ruby, you read the Quran you don't think about that. Allah subhana wa tada says, Do my auras. Nikita ballerinas profane a man a ballerina. And then we cause this book to be inherited by those we have chosen from our service whatever book it was, that was passing, but this Oran for us because this is the oma of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and then we gave them this book, Odin Nikita, but livingness patina, those we have chosen, that is a gift from Allah, you've been chosen to receive this gift from a law firm in Houma Vadim on the NFC, and among them,
there are oppressors for themselves, they're not oppressing others, they're oppressing themselves, woman who mocked us it and then there are those who are in between, there in between women whom sabich on that hierarchy be is Neela and then there are those who are outstripping in good deeds by the permission of Allah subhana wa tada that it go to the road Kabir that is vast bounty if you want dunya that's doing it fluffy that IC affiliate NFS and Multan Effie soon let people compete in that that's the real bounty in this world. That's the real bounty. So Allah describes three people amongst the people of Quran. People who oppress themselves. Those are the people that don't take
heed from the Quran. They don't listen to the message. They read it they say they believe in it, but they're not acting according to it in the Tafseer. They say a lot began with that person so that they don't lose hope, because they're still amongst his event. And there's still people that are chosen. And then the matassa is in the
middle and then sabich under Hara B is in Isla. And then those who are outstripping and Allah says about them by the permission of Allah so they don't get arrogant. They recognize that it's a blessing from Allah subhana wa Adana. So those people the Quran is there, he said you're not reading the Quran, and then he said at 32 so for him tomorrow, be sooner you claim to love the private pulling content of a bonala to be only if you love Allah then follow me. Your kumala Allah will love you through following me. So following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet said that anyone who loves him will enter agenda except the one that refuses and he
says, who's the one that refuses. He said, Whoever turns away from my son Noah has refused because love Like I said, tasi illa. With Mashable, you disobey online, you claim to love Allah. Hi, the nominee for care, buddy. Oh, this is something amazing in Cana fukasawa. Now Part Two if your love is true, you obey Him and then more manageable material. And then he said the atim Jana What?
You claim to love paradise, and then you don't act according to because the prophets Allah I sent him said Allah in the Silla de la jolla. Allah. Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah in the heel, Jenna, isn't this merchandise that God is selling? precious? Isn't it precious? This merchandise that Allah says in the last 30 minutes, meaning he's purchasing, it's a transaction between you and Allah, but it's expensive. What's the cost your life, that's the cost in the lush determine and meaning and fusuma. And one of them he bought their selves and their Well, that's the cost the anila homogenic. But against it, they get paradise. And that's why one of the
Obama said, If you had to choose an outhouse that goes on forever, or a palace that doesn't last, your rational intellect would have to choose the outhouse that goes on forever. So what about giving up an outhouse that doesn't last for a palace that lasts forever. That's what Allah is calling us to. Because this is doing it in the mansions of God. This is the bathroom. This is the lowest place in the mansions of God. And that's why the prophets Allah lies to them said in the Hadith that Imam Ahmed narrates, he said, john alone, he made many, many add the method and the dunya. Allah has made a metaphor for what the son of Adam deprecates is a metaphor for this world. That's the nature of
this world. It's just consumption, it's animalism. catabolism is all breaking out and, and repairing and being destroyed. But in the end, it goes to destruction. And that's the whole process of digestion. It's all in that metaphor. That's what it is digesting you eat. And then there's breaking down and building up you take from but in the end, there's nothing that will remain, the bridges won't remain, the buildings won't remain. People won't even know these names. Intel and Microsoft, they won't even know them. 1000 years from now, if there's even people around here, they'll just be like some Roman, like we read about Roman there used to be Roman corporations. They were Roman big
businessmen. They had offices, they had bureaucracies. The Ottomans had bureaucracies. They were writing contracts, they had deeds, they had courts, they had people arguing my wealth. He did this, he did that they had judges sitting presiding over them, they're all gone. All of them. None of them remain. And now we're here, and then we'll be gone. And there'll be other people there might this MOS might be around 50 100 years from now, none of us will be sitting in here.
Except maybe a little child. He'll be an old man then. And there'll be somebody else. Maybe that's where things are going. If people don't take their life seriously, and recognize that they have an obligation to this religion. That's what this religion is about. It's about preservation. You're given to it, you preserve it, you pass it on. That's the whole point of your life. That's it. Is this laughing a bad that's why you were created to prepare the next generation to take over all your children. They're your replacement. That's all they are. Look at them. They're there to replace you. Just like you replace your fathers. And your father's replaced their fathers and their fathers
replace their fathers all the way back to Adam. That's all there just replacement you're looking at your replacements. And just like when you're working in a job and they bring in some young whippersnappers and they give you to mentor him, what do you think they're doing? They're preparing him to take over your job, and you can either resent it and feel angry, or you can recognize that's the nature of dunya
I'm 50 I'm not 20 I'm not 25 I'm not just out of college with all the latest information raring and ready to go.
That's what they want young
Energy. Well, that's what Islam wants as well. Islam wants young energy, it wants new energy, the youth have to come in and take over the job of the older people.
And that's mentoring. So he said, you claim you love paradise, you don't ask for paradise, the two men to come to have on a non voluntary boom, you know, you claim to fear the fire, but you don't flee from it. And this is where humans are very strange. You see, because if you take an animal, any animal out there, and if they see a fire, they run the other way. If you ever saw a film called Bambi, I saw this when I was a little kid. I haven't seen it since. But I remember very vividly a scene in there. When all the animals are running, because man has started a fire. They're all running in the same direction away from the fire. That's why they're animals. They have intuition.
They know it's instinct. They're all ready. And there's a point that stop and that and the little deer says to the mother, dear, the dough. Why are we running? He said, Because man's come into the forest, started a fire. That's what animals do. They run away from the fire, right? Humans, they don't, let's take a drive up and check that fire out.
That's what humans do. They want to go see, it's like my son was in a grocery store. And there was a lady smoking a cigarette, and he looked up is probably one of the first time you saw a cigarette, he looked up and you could tell he was in shock. And she looked at him and she said, Whatever you do, don't ever do this. You see, that's the human condition. It's people acting against their own best knowledge against their own best interest. And that's why Allah says in home care, and they're like animals Bell, a bell, they're even more straight, because animals will not act against their own best interest.
Animals will not do that, if they sense danger, they will flee the other way. But humans know, we eat too much. We drink too much. We sleep too much. We waste too much time. We prefer things that are fleeting for things that are permanent. We prefer our appetites and delights over difficulties that have much greater rewards. That's stupidity. That's all it is that you have to call it what it is you call a spade a spade, you have to call it what it is. It is stupidity. And that is the question. Are you an option or not? Because I've heard that you don't ask that question in the Quran. Don't you use your internet? I've heard that talking on this right there in the Quran? Aren't
you using your intellect? Just think about it.
Think about what you're doing with your lives, and whether they're useful or not.
And then he said, a day to mentorship and I do a locum verwacht to move. You claim that shaytan is your friend or your enemy. And then you do what he says.
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McCullough tabla blah, blah, can I indicate you how to gain eternity and a Dominion that never parishes? A sworn oath fidella who might be hooroo? He led them astray. diluting them. That's what your thunder and you can't say you haven't been warned. Allah warned us in the Quran. He told us who he was. He gave us all his characteristics, his descriptions, He even told us what he says in secret. Everything we know everything about chiffon. The only thing about chiffon that is our disadvantage is we can't see him and he can see us you can't see him but he can see you. So that that's the disadvantage. Now chiffon swears an oath.
Right? level we are known as marine beer Exotica he swears an oath by there is of God by the exalted nature of God he swears an oath I will lead them all astray lie by the can minimum and mahallesi except those who have sincerity among i don't i don't have control over them. And that's why chiffon when they all go into hell, chiffon says to them what God is
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you, right that's it. A group in hell and a group in paradise partnership on Wakata Chapin lemma codere amor in Allahabad, Kumar Huck want to come to come. Allah promised you a true promise, and I promised you a false promise. That's what he is just he has a hookah inhale and all the Denison's of hell are there present for that hookah and that's what he says to him. I'll promise you the truth everything that was in the Quran. It was true.
Everything was in the Torah. It was true. Everything was in the Gospel is true. All those prophets spoke the truth. He gets all of them that harvest of humanity. The whole lot that disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala are in there. And that's what he says to them. He says, I promise you and I promise you, you believe me. You didn't believe Allah. I betrayed you. And then he says, Makana Lee, I recommend so far I had no authority over you. In and out to confess the joke to me. The only thing I could do was invite you to sin. And you responded, I can invite you to be miserly I can make you fear. Just like if you go to a family planner. You know, he's gonna say to you, he's gonna say, what
are you gonna do when you die? What are you gonna do? You know, did you know that 6% of people will have a major illness. Did you know that before? They're 50 you're 45
that's only five years left. You could be an S what they do that [???] bonds game fear. Put aside put aside, you know, go up Yo, yo s word. White penny for a black day put us as shirt on. That's what he does. In and out of his day job to me for that money. Fusco. Don't blame me just blame yourself. My ob masuri calm. I can't save you now. Well, not until the mystery and you can't save me. That's what Chapin says to everybody. Well study lagomarsino Mohammed wha he was he was sent him to Sleeman kathira salaam alaikum.