The Jewels of the Qur’an #06
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala and he will He will send him to Sleeman kathira
but hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah and Hamad ohana stir no one is tell Pharaoh who will not really be let him in short order Rory fusino and Dr. Medina when you hit the left for a modern woman you didn't follow her the other Aloma and Madonna Loma Anthony and I can't anymore Hakeem alumni alumni Marian Pharaoh no fan of Mr. Lambton. I was in Elma or Selena Hamada cinema Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam systemic era saramonic Omar Abdullah Barakatuh we're on the sixth session but before I begin, I wanted to just talk a little bit about what was happening in, in Jerusalem in Palestine. The
the the place Yaro Salam is the city of peace. And it's a place that was consecrated by Allah subhana wa Tada. So we call it a harem.
Which means an inviolate place.
It's a place that
the Creator of the heavens and the earth has forbidden to be violated.
And so to violate it
is is a momentous thing. And
I think all of us should,
in our hearts with our incapacity,
And sincerely ask our Lord,
to restore it sanctity
in the hearts of people,
because it sanctity can't be violated in reality, but it can be in the hearts of people and by their actions. So it remains a harem until Allah subhana wa tada chooses otherwise, when he ends the
story of our species on this planet, so what happened is, it's just so beyond
belief, really, but this is the time we're living in. It's not the first time that egregious actions have been waged against this place. When the Crusaders came in, they did horrific things, and massacred many, many people. And
we know that Mecca also has been desecrated more than once. So we just ask Allah subhana wa tada inshallah to give solace to the people and just to know an Rp betulin Mota pain that the
the consequence of everything.
What happens in the end is for the people of taqwa, whoever they are, and wherever they are, and so those people, by Allah will always be
they'll always be protected by Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. In reality, no matter what anybody does to them, in their bodies, their souls are protected by Allah Subhana with Allen their Eman and Charla is protected by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah inshallah to
to really give solace to all the people there that are suffering and inshallah to unite this oma in in its highest objectives. So then Allah subhanaw taala once again puts his year the vinaya over this Omar because we need the other Anya on this oma there's so many places where these, these things are happening and things are breaking down. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that and these, these precious few days that we have left in this month is is a good time just to do that. So anyway, that's what I wanted to do before I went back into this, the
you know, the events of the world go on, but we all still have to be connected to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to do our best to restore its rightful place in our hearts and in our practices in our behavior, and to study and to learn it and to be people that apply it inshallah, so I'm going to continue in this
sixth session. Despite all of these horrific things, we just we thank Allah subhanaw taala
For the security that we have, and this is the world that we're in, in other times, it was easier for people because wherever you were, you didn't really know what was happening in other places. And there's actually a great blessing in that. Because the pain of seeing these things makes it difficult for you to enjoy the pleasures of your security and your blessings and your privileges, when you know, what's happening in other places of the world, but this is the world and there will always be places of, of disruption and then places of, of peace. One of the reasons why hedger is part of our religion is to move from places of great difficulty, but the people there are Morabito
and they have a great reward for for their patience and just bearing what they're wearing. So May Allah give them solace and give them patience and give them the ability to
just stand strong in the face of the aggressions and May this oma just wake up?
Because we've been we've been
with somebody asked me Do you think things will change with these, these events and I said, I'm, I've been a Muslim now 43 years and some of the things that I've seen happen to this oma in just the 43 years that I've been Muslim. They say
smarter with owner data, how you work in the higher dimensionality. So we just hope that Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring life back to this oma
so but prayer is sila hell movement. And the prayer of the violin, the of the mouth alone, there's no hijab between, between that person, and God, even even if they're not within the faith, even if they're outside of the faith. That that's how serious a woman is, is that there isn't a hijab and Allah says that He will answer it what oh, Banda hain
he answers in his own time, not in our time. And so people should never say he didn't answer me, because He will answer in his time, not in our time, and with his wisdom, not with our foolishness. So
the next section is about what are called the kawara of the Quran kawara Shelton, and these are the
you know, the audio in Arabic is there's a there's a chapter called Little Claudia at a party to America. And an aria is something that strikes and it's it's the name of the Day of Judgment at a party too.
And it's also a masiva Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the ARIA that afflicts the people of Kufa or it will
be in their vicinity. And so the, the power of the Quran, this is actually a technical term that Mr. kozar uses and it was used before him, there's actually a book by one of the central Asians called kawada on pooran. So this was a term that was used to mean those verses of the Quran or surahs that are recited daily, and, and they're recited to Tara Shelton to actually withstand the assaults of the shale thing. So they they protect a believer. So in essence, they're really
their verses of protection. And they're really they're really important verses. And one of the things about the oma historically, is that they were
because so many people were doing these verses on a daily basis, there was a herd immunity for the whole oma, they had a herd immunity. But as they fall into rough law, and less and less people do these on a regular basis, then the immunity of the oma lessons and diminishes until
you can be invaded, just like viruses come in to you or bacteria if you don't have immunity. And so these are really to protect us as individuals.
And one of the things that I'm not the father of Jesus at the great Algerian Mujahid, he's said in his mo octave, that there inaya of the oma is being removed because of the sinfulness of the oma and he said that their Enya will remain for individuals. So
The way that we restore that Enya for the oma is by a critical mass of believers that are actually doing what we were told to be doing and staying within the hadoo of Allah subhana wa tada because when you have large numbers of Muslims, transgressing the hadoo then they get they get impacted by that that transgression. So the Fatiha is one of the most it is the single most important for this and this is why Allah subhana wa tada has put it at the center of his book, it literally is the entire put on in seven verses. So all of the Koran is in the Fatiha and
Muslims traditionally recited it for healing, even Amy Josias says that he used the Fatiha and and Zamzam to be healed of a serious illness that he had when he was in Mecca. It's been used as autopia, which is a type of
where you actually recite over sick people. There's a famous story of, of a mum SangEun was known as RRP. And that he because traditionally, they would recite the fat Yeah. And then take some spittle and just put it on the sick person that they were retrieved from the prophetic sooner. And one of his students after he mom son passed away, he,
he would go and they would ask him to do the fatty hand for over the sick person with sadness they used to get well immediately. And in fact, believe it or not, in accordance with some of the folk Aha, it's permissible to take a job on the rocky not a stipulated, but to take Azure, if the person gets well immediately.
Not if if they don't. And so they used to get well immediately. And afterwards, his student would do the rokeya and they wouldn't get well. And they would ask him, you know, when Simon did that they would get well he said the Fatiha is the same. I think it's in the spiddal.
In other words, you know, I'm not of his macom. So I don't have that kind of power to operationalize the Fatiha in a way that he could do that. But the Fatiha is the shafia It's a healing surah and we recite it every day It has many Assad,
Satan and he said that he could feel 70 camels with commentary 70 camels with commentary, so the secrets of Fatiha do not end.
And there are many many secrets in it. So it begins the book and Al Fatiha, which alfetta is the name of Allah, nl Fatah, the opener and the one hyperbole of alfetta his Fatah. Yeah, Fatah.
And so the Fatiha is they call it the opening technically it's literally the one it's a fact it's it's it's the one that opens so the fatty how opens the Koran and it begins according to Imam Shafi and some of the Quran not all of them mm Nadia any mum
which is the era of EMA Matic, the ascension of EMA Matic he begins it with Alhamdulillah hora Brahmin so this is a healer of some of them. Everybody's in agreement their seven is what their because it's so bad in my Thani what they're in disagree about is that is is about the last idea some split it into two and then about this Bespin EMA Mark did not consider the Bismillah from the Fatiha and
that's why in his madhhab you don't read it in the in the in the prayer.
it's it's in the Fatiha Ar Rahman AR Rahim.
So this is never on an honor that
this informs us about God's essence. When we say Bismillah the bad there's a different debate about what type of that is.
But it's the ANA, right? So there's some debates about the
but the Bismillah is In the name of Allah or With the name of Allah or I seek help with the name of Allah. So the Bismillah is
the opening and then a right manual Rahim. These are the two attributes that Allah has chosen to define his essential nature.
They're both from Rama. And they're the attributes that Allah has chosen to define the essential nature of his prophet. Because his prophet is a reflection of, of his attributes like the Prophet size and all those attributes, the prophet. It's called the HELOC. Right? We are lucky. It's, it's taking on these qualities that Allah subhana wa Taala reveals to his servant through his creation. So and the proof for this there are many proofs, but one of the proofs is the prophecy. Sam saw a woman once suckling her baby, and he used it as a teaching. I mean, obviously, it was under the, the hijab, so it wasn't he wasn't exposing her naked. But he, he, he said to the, the, the,
the companions, do you think this woman would throw her
her child into the fire? And there was also the woman who was running to find and when she saw the baby, she grabbed it and quite state and she was a prisoner. And, and she was just so and he he looked and he said to his Sahaba, do you think this woman would throw her child into the fire? And they said, No, she would never do that, because the mother the mercy of the mother, and he said, Allah is more merciful to his servants.
So So what he was showing was, that, that to jelly of His mercy, because every mercy in in the Allah has 100 parts, all the mercy that exists in the world is one part of that. 100 so he's saved 99 for his the Day of Judgment. So all the mercy that exists in the world is for the the one part of Allah is Rama, the other 99 he's reserving for the Day of Judgment. And he said, if you see a full a mare,
make sure that she doesn't step on the fold that's out of the retina. That's from that part of Rama de la put into the world. So all the mercy in the world is from the mercy of a lot every mother that gets up in night, when she hears her child cry, you know, every person that defends somebody, every person that gives charity to help somebody, every physician, that goes the extra mile out of compassion for a sick person, or a nurse that takes care or somebody who has an invalid husband and just spends years serving.
All those acts are from
the Wrath of Allah subhana wa Dan. So that
the Quran begins with R Rahman r Rahim. And there's a lot of differences about that. But Rahman was a unique name. That caught chorus did not know it. This is one of the things about the Quran is that there's so much there's so much newness in the Quran. And Rahman was one of those names it's not permissible to name a person right man. You can call them Rahim but not recommend
the prophets called Rahim in the Quran is an attribute is one of his name seeds in our head.
So the man is the mercy in the in the dunya the Rahim is the mercy in the Africa according some others say the rock man is the mercy that envelops all of creation, in his general love for all of creation. I wrote about this in the prayer of the oppressed. The Rahim is the specific love that he shows to the people of taqwa to the people that Allah loves, which is his Maha Bahasa the Habana encompasses all of creation, his general love encompasses all the patient but my Bahasa is specific to those that draw near to Him through their aemon and through their their actions their faith and actions. And and so this man Armand Rahim
he says this informs us about God's attributes that fills people with hope and longing so that it's encouragement to obey him That's why he begins the book he could have begun the book with other attributes but he chose these attributes because he's calling us to him. And so that's how he begins his book. And and and, and, and the first Hadees, which I mentioned earlier, which is called the the muscle cell bill Oh, Walia is a ramonja hammer hammer rock man, your hammer men that are your homcom or or your hammer command for summer. Those who show mercy will be shown to them. Have mercy on everyone in the earth, man. See you later. Mom Have mercy on everything. Even the one the Mujahid
the coin de Matic is
He is is a him because he's stopping people from their oppression. So to stop an oppressor, even if you have to fight them, it's actually out of an act of Rama. It's actually an out of an act of mercy to do that. And so it's it this, this is a,
you know, this is the, the, the, the thing that will make us understand our Lord most is understanding the beginning of Al Fatiha Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, or beginning of the Quran, if it's not from the Fatiha, and then Al hamdu, lillahi, rabbil, aalameen hand, there's handle ademe, little buddy in the praise of the eternal, for the eternal, the praise of the eternal, for the head for the created the praise of the creative for the eternal, and then the praise of the created for the created. So there's all these forms of hand. And that's why the prophets Allah is it was called Muhammad, he is the one but he's also 100, which is the one who praises more than anyone else. medal
is more he, he does more praise than anyone else. So he's Mohammed, he's the most praise worthy, so he's the one who praises more, and he's the one who's most praised. And his name is Mohammed, if that's not a miracle of our province is and then I don't know, what's a miracle of our prophets, Allah, isn't it, just the fact that his name is Mohammed? That that's his name.
And everywhere around the world, he's pray, we're in California, we're praising him, sallAllahu send him all these everything that comes from this is through him. And, and and by means of him, everything we have is from him through him and by means of him. So wherever you are on the earth, there's people praising the Prophet, nobody is praised. Mary is the second most praise person probably through the through the Catholics, but the Prophet sighs and Allah says, that's another miracle because that's clear in the Quran, also, that he raised her
to that place that station that she has. So the Prophet size, and that is named Mohammed, no matter what anybody says about him, it doesn't matter in that way. He said, they talked about more than them, you know, the blameworthy? He said, I'm that's not me. So whoever they're talking about when they think they're talking about him to denigrate him, they're not Denny. They can't even say his name. You know, they say other things like Muhammad or something, then it's not his name. They can't even say his name sawed off a low as a senator who will say no to him, and Whoa, you know, he That's what he said they, he he removed their tongues from my name, so they can't even curse him.
and then also the hand who was sugar, the foundation of harm This is comes from gratitude. And I've said this before, but, you know, one of the ways that we praise people is through ovations like clapping, you know, Bravo, people are standing ovations. Because what you're doing is it's, it's like an expression of gratitude for the incredible performance that somebody has given a great orator or a great musician, or something,
a politician or a civil servant, or somebody who has done something immense for humanity, when they give them prizes, these people they give them prizes, like Jonas Salk who gave gave the world the polio vaccine,
and wouldn't patent it, because he didn't believe that you should patent something that would benefit humanity like we should do these things. de Graaff does. So so that is your gratitude. And and, and so what we do five times a day is we give God a standing ovation, we stand up for him to give him a standing ovation for this.
Just looking around and just seeing just how beautiful the world is.
And how ugly we as a species have made it. He made it beautiful. Even his terror is beautiful. As tsunami is beautiful. People will watch it on just to see it. Just a hurricane people go to places where these things are happening. Just to see them. There's tornado chasers
because even his terror is is amazing. It's It's awesome. Everything that he does is awesome. And so that's what we do.
We stand up
and that's what this is about and hamdulillah these are the hammy Dune and
And the prophets I said I'm his oma are called the hammy doon. Because we say 100 EDA, if about everything we say Alhamdulillah even when things are horrible.
The Prophet taught us that we say Alhamdulillah adequately had
mean that's from the prophets, Elijah who taught us to be happy dude, no matter what happens. We're happy dude, because it's all from God.
And then he says, This is the beginning of the sirata Mr. Kim, just to say Alhamdulillah to be from the people who prays that's the you've entered into the path once you become a somebody who praises his Lord Al hamdu, lillahi Rabbil aalameen
a sugar ishara ll a file, you know, this is gratitude. It's It's, it's, it's, this is all an indication of these actions, like it's gratitude for everything. Lahore kulu Shea the Quran says he has everything. And so we have gratitude for everything, in our praise for everything.
Oh, Rama and rub it out on the mean is beautiful, too. Because I don't mean he's the Lord of the worlds. I mean, some say enemy because it's called a plural of the rational jungle.
Right? Because our lamb is a very rapid, it's the plural of the rare apple. So he could have said, Rob bell.
But he said Rob Bell alameen. So some, although he called cat, our phone and our fat, so he used him an apple. And if you live with cats, you kind of suspect that maybe they do have some
because they're they're very serious creatures. But he called them a word from the ones that just walk around your house because that's what they do all all day long. They just walk around and and walk through your legs and when you pray, sometimes they'll walk around you. So the
Robin Allah mean are the Lord of the worlds and Rob is the one masabi it's what that's one of the meanings is the nurturer. He's the one that takes the aequo. He's the creator of the acorn, but he's the one that takes the acorn, and makes it a mighty oak.
He's the one that took us from a drop that we can't do, you have to need a microscope to see it. From a drop of fluid, mostly water. Right, Matt in mahane is mostly water. And then the oven that you can't even see you can it's very, very small. Right, but you can see it with a microscope is yellow and the province said it was yellow. He said that the woman's water was a yellow, opaque yellow was one of his miracles. And and those two come together.
And this explosion happens. This, this might tonic cell division from suddenly 248 1632 it's just and suddenly you've got billions of cells. And those cells are all working together. And and from those cells, you get the liver and the kidneys, and the brain and the heart and the eyes and then the ears split at a certain point. And the Prophet said Alicia Bulbasaur was shocked a summer. Now we've seen through through the miracles of modern science, the splits that occur there literally shock that occur in the ears, and in the eyes. And so the Prophet use the exact word to describe what's happening. And all of that is happening.
The miracle of life just in those few moments, what happens is beyond belief, you're into millions of cells in a very short period of time. Complete miracle that that is the more Robbie he or banner you know, conduct any
you know Hey Dr. Phil Hasha. Janina will continue Pablo worry there. You created me in my mother's womb as a Janine as as an embryo. And you were meet your mind.
You are mine before you were my parents.
Had a 10 he said Hasha. Janina will continue your public. Why did they you nurtured me You gave me sustenance in the womb of my mother.
I mean, we were in three veils of darkness. All of us every single one of us that's alive on this planet.
Or who has ever been alive on this planet went through this evolution
that the Lord of the worlds was fashioning. He's at heart and burial more so well. You so welcome fee au Surah 10 Masha urraca back in whatever surah in whatever form he wanted to combine you.
He used the word Tara Kiba, which is the word they use now in Arabic, when they talk about the DNA, all the combinations of DNA,
of just the coding of one human being. It's amazing. And that's why to kill a human being is like it's as if you killed all of humanity.
To take one life out of the world, it's as if you've taken all of humanity, because in essence you have.
So he is Lord of the worlds and then Rahmani Raheem. There is no repetition in the Quran. He shot it a sefa Mara O'Hara. What I don't know how makara he's saying don't think this is repetition. There's no repetition in the Quran. There's never any repetition is had them makara mala and Anima Ziva, either, because something that's replicated doesn't add any more effect either.
So he again is reminding us all right, man, a Rahim like that arrabal al amin
is the right man or Rahim like he did it with mercy intended
right? So Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah is out on mock telephone at El amor right in our book, what he that he got hung up a home to show them mercy.
Like he told us that they're all disagreeing, but he created them for the Twitter handle.
And then many kiyomi dinners to Cara there's actually more there's maleek and but but the two famous ones that people recite in house which is on awesome. They say Maliki or midday with with a then you'll see a dagger Elif in the
in in Rossum in must have the original or a sum of money is miliki. But that edifice is added. So medic kiyomi, Dean, Sovereign of the Day of Judgment. So the Malik is every malloc is malloc. But not every malloc is medic. And there it's the distinction is important because this is really beautiful in Arabic, you need both. Because the Melek does not have even though he's sovereign, a mat America, if he's not Malik, then the mulk is not his. So the king like King Mohammed, in Morocco, although King Mohammed in Morocco, is his.
He's the medic, but he has no authority to go into the homes of the people and take their goods or anything like that. But if he's Malik, then he can. So Allah says he's Melly kiyomi Dean and Maliki omitted, he's both.
He's the sovereign, and he's the one who possesses all that is in his milk in His Kingdom. And so he can do what he wants with it. Because the owner can do whatever you want. If I took this phone, and I threw it
over the Golden Gate Bridge, which from time to time, I'm tempted to do if I did that, it's my property, it might be illegal to do it on the bridge. But if I destroyed it, it's my property. And you can't say, Oh, you can't destroy that. I could say no, I realize it's evil. So I'm getting rid of it. But it's my property. But if I took your phone, and I destroyed it, saying this is evil, then I move on him because I've taken something that's not mine. So medic kiyomi Dean and Molly kiyomi. Dean, they're both Pura because both indicate a different aspect of his power over his dominion.
So this is an A Shara Illallah Hara filmer ad. So this is the eschatology. What comes after he and the Yom is the last day. It's called Yeoman up here the last day. And Dean Dean is a really interesting word because it's related to debt. So it's, it's in some ways, it's the day that debts fall due. Everything has a reckoning in life. And so there's a day when the debts are going to fall due the accounting is taken. It's called yoma. He says
The day of accounting the day of reckoning. This is when the taxman shows up. And and you have to show all your and they do all their and then they say
you haven't paid your taxes, right? That's an auditing
and then you get fined. In some cases if you did an intentionally like sinners, then you go to jail.
So this is this is the dunya. Everything in the dunya is to give us analogies for the alcohol. So there's a day of reckoning. You think you can just eat there's no free lunch? Do you think you could just eat and drink and enjoy all this? Yes, even in San anusara Suda? Does the human being reckon or yes several in para? Does the human being reckon that he'll be just left without any accounting?
Right? He that all this that went into creating you all of this 1000s of years, all those people that survived wars and famines and, and play eggs to bring you into existence in this time in this day, and you think that your life is meaningless, and that you can just simply do whatever you want. And there's no accounting doesn't work like that.
doesn't work like that. So there's a day when the debts fall due. So that's in the fact they had to remind us that day is coming. It's an indication of the life to come. And then Yak and abou we're gonna stay in this again, the Quran is just amazing. First of all, if I said, If Allah subhanho wa Taala said nabooda yakin, abou if we said, Now Boudicca wanna stay in Africa, in Arabic, two things about that one, the damir becomes metatarsal. Right?
So, so, when you say, yakka, it separates it. It's a transcendence, like we know that God is. So even in the russom there's a there's a spiritual indication. yakka like, You're, you're transcendence. You're, you're not you're you're be You're so beyond me. yakka but then if I said, Now go to go on a stair inaka in Arabic, that could mean nabooda and I also worship lat and ozanne others whereas when I say iaca Naboo and I bring the the monsoon the monferrato be more padam forward it means you alone is for Hassan. So yeah, can I get away Yeah, canister in means only you, I only worship you. And I only seek help from you. Even and that doesn't mean you don't seek help
from others, but you do so knowing that that's a suburb that the Help is from Allah. The standard is the end below what the prophet SAW is am told is his,
son, his cousin, he told him they've been I bet, he said, it is. Either stand, it is the infestation. Billa you know, if you, if you seek help seek help only from Allah, meaning
that you recognize all the sebab.
So highlight two important This highlights two important pillars of faith, sincere worship of God, the spirit of the straight path, and none other than God deserves worship the essence of tawheed.
So now look at this.
So there's the Talia is in the Nevada. And there's the test kiya in the esteana. Because you can't remove your negative qualities without Allah's help. And that's why the most successful addiction program in in in history here is the 12 step program, which was done by somebody who had a deep faith. And
he begins by saying that you acknowledge a power greater than you. That's why it works. Because they're acknowledging his honor. I can't do this on my own, because the attic fails over and over because he's relying or she's relying on him or herself. When they rely on God. They can do it. But when you rely on yourself, you're left to yourself. And you can't do it lead to kidney it enough. See a thought of a time. Don't leave me to myself, one blink of an eye.
So that Yacon canister in Idina syrup and Mr. Payne. So here's the straight path, a question and a supplication. That is the marrow
Have a bed.
So the question is suffocation is the marrow of worship and it reminds us about the need of supplication, which is the spirit of servitude. Just being in need that you're above the law. Right that that we are until modificata sirata Latina and anti Asian evader mavado Brd him What are born only? So the path of those that an anti la him that you blessed later mother Bobby,
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What are bollin nor those who have gone astray. So not those who have incurred anger Who are those who have incurred anger in some of the commentaries they they mentioned specific groups, but the jet Allah didn't mention specific groups in in the Koran for a reason. Because this applies to anyone. The mother dough by lame are people that know the truth and act in contradiction to the truth. Those are the mother dough Valley. They know what they should do and they they don't do it.
That's how you incur the Wrath of Allah. You know murder is wrong and yet you murder you know theft is wrong and yet you steal. You know, for a Muslim we know a lot of things we know usually is how wrong we know. Alcohol is how long we know. So if you do those things, you're incurring the hubbub.
The da Darlene are the people who don't know they're just a stray. They don't have knowledge they haven't been given knowledge. In the Quran when Allah says Allah musica bol and for her ba there does not mean astray. And this wide Arabic bar. And also when when when when when the sun say to use to Oppo that he's in it in his Bilan in his previous lap, it means his love. So because when people fall in love, there's a kind of
you go a little bit astray when you're in love. And so it was used to mean somebody who's in love, but he's in love. So the Prophet was seeking a lot out of love. And in that way, he's his,
his his ball, but he's not Australia he was never Australia. So a lot of the setup was an immediate
your team and for our What was it like a ball
And He found you ball and looking for him in love for Heather so he guided you.
And then to Kia venality, Allah Olia he that, that he has blessed his the earlier These are his allies. You know, the earlier these are the unsolved the people that support God in the world. God needs no support. But he has told us to be unsolved, in terms of the lion circle. Like if you help God, God will help you. That's why they said some of them one of them. But, you know, one of these clever deviants said, you know, his God is poor, you know,
like, he's asking for our money. So what he's poor,
right? So no, you're the poor one. He's testing you, as a test.
To see you claim that you love God, you claim that you believe in Allah, you claim that you assert that parto bardhan. The Hadees says, charity is a proof it's a demonstrative proof of faith. So if you're not giving it then where's your faith?
Allah doesn't need it.
well the what Allah that He it is the theory rockbottom robata min Swami meant for ad so this also is to give us arabba and that I had the robber is this kind of hope, desire and raha is fear. It's, it's, it's it's like a deterrent. De terreiro from the Latin out of fear. That's what a deterrent is. That's why in the Quran, they translate the Torah Hebrew, I do although I do come to strike tear in the hearts of your enemies, the enemies of God and your enemies, as that's not the right translation.
It's to deter,
you deter and terrorists in deter.
Because it's, they don't want to fight you because they see how powerful you are. That's why I do the homeless data to men or be strong so that they are deterred from attacking you. So when we become weak, then they come and they take over your lands. That's why people say, Oh, this national defense, it's crazy. Countries that, that that's what they do. Because there's people out there that are going to take over your country. This is the dunya if they're stronger than you, they'll come that they Oh, that's good land, oh, they've got lots of minerals there. Oh, there's, there's uranium, we need uranium.
You know, look at they're, they're just they don't have any national defense. Nowadays, they do it very, you know, they come saying that they're, they're coming to do this, that or the other that because we have this international, you know, all these, you know, the Enlightenment brought all these ideas like human rights, and we should like so they now it's just they do it through deception. But it's the same thing that hasn't changed. Just different. You know, we're bombing you, because we care about you.
That that's all that's all it is. There's still it's still the same thing. People suffer, people die. But when you're strong, right, Teddy Roosevelt, walk tall and carry a big stick. That was hit. That's what he said his foreign policy was,
you know, just so Nobody messes with you. So traditionally, the Muslims, that's the way they were, if you were using all of them, they didn't want to attack them.
But when they used to go in to see it, they say that the the Christians used to send spies down, and they'd ask what they were doing, he said, oh, they're all studying, they're there, they get up at night there. They have, they do a lot of furusiyya You know, they're doing a lot of military there is not time yet. Sent later, come back. Still, same situation, not timing is to come back. We now they're partying a lot they have a lot of they're drinking wine, they're listening. There are a lot of poetry recitations, a lot of right.
And they said, It's time.
That's what happened. That's why you have to, you know, now you have all these people here in this country, who actually they're just useful idiots. They don't even know it. Because there's, there's countries that really want to see this country go down. There's a lot of you want to see this country go down. And but they're there, they're also,
you know, there is an idea, be careful what you wish for.
Because there's other countries out there that have a very different, I mean, at least you find out about boho rave, at least you find out about Guantanamo, there's countries where you don't find out about any of these things.
And if you try to they kill you to as simple as that. So
Allah knows best we just asked for whatever Allah, whatever is good for us, we ask it from Allah subhana wa Tada. But for you to think that you can decide what's good for you. It's called this the Hata for a reason. You're asking a lot to choose, if it's good, you know, make it happen. And if it's not, don't make it happen. So we don't know. But there's a lot of people that that are supporting. They're they're really what Lenin called useful idiots. You know, they think that they're doing good, but they're actually doing the enemy's work for them. And one of the things that Thomas Sol said about the communists, he said, he read a book
when China shook the world, is there's a couple different books have that title, but the one he read was written about the takeover of the communists in China. And he said, he wrote when he was young man, I mean, he's 99 or 91. He said, he read it when he was a young man. And he said that the book made the argument that it was through the educational system, that they succeeded by getting the children and indoctrinating them. And then when they were ready, they had all their minions. He said, he find it hard to believe that but he said now watching American academia for the last 4050 years, he said, it actually makes perfect sense. That that's how they do it. You destroy the
institution, trust in the institutions. You teach them all these ideas, to hate authority to hate, even though when it breaks down, it's quite horrible for people and in particular for women.
Then when things break down the Tigray women right now, they're begging for real men, because they're being raped horribly. I mean, what's happening in Ethiopia is so beyond belief. It's just beyond but it's, you know, you see these things and it's just like, it's what, where, where are the human beings? It just really makes you wonder like, Where are the human beings, these poor women?
So the opening contains all of these meanings,
all these things that he a man made of his daddy, right? He gave us 10. Do you remember? It has eight there's only two that aren't in the fat yet. So it has decoded that the divine essence. It has the divine attributes. It has the divine works, it has the life to come. It has the straight path, and it has both Ischia and Talia Naboo Yeah, can I Buddha canister in and then it has the Corolla Olia and Anthony him, the Corolla, hater, Moldova, Eleonora Berlin, it has all eight, the only two it doesn't have, or they could have Mohajer Wko for and they could do that account which he says
the reason for that is because these are the least important aspects of his message. And so he did not put them in. One is arguing with the kofod
which is enmity calam. And the other is the details of the shadia because of the danger of becoming
these legalistic people that lose the spirit. So he left those two out for that reason not they're not important, but they're not at the center
of this teaching. So and then the province of Assam said every section the Fatiha opens all eight gates of Jenna. So each one of these opens a gate of Paradise
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim if you use that as the beginning, the other one is set up a lead in and I'm the editor him and then the second
is the writer model the model body. So the that was even worse and
worse. And so those are those are the eight. So Alhamdulillah we'll stop there inshallah.
Anyway, difficult time. So my apologies for
so little difficult to get through some of the stuff today. But May Allah subhana wa dhanesh, Allah make it easy for our brothers and sisters, wherever they are. There's a lot of suffering out there. And we're blessed.
You know, just to be in safety and security. And may Allah maintain it, you know, our safety and security. And may He gives us the ability to help others that aren't in these kind of conditions, help them get out of their conditions and shall at least with prayer.
So does it mean different universes, I mean, obviously, there are different.
There are different dominions in the universe, we use universe to say everything that is in the world that we're in. So this is the molk, there's the malla code, the Java route, I mean, there's and then the mala code, in relation to the Moloch is like a huge desert in the ratio to a small ring in the middle of it. So it's what's beyond this is so much vaster than this and this now we know how vast it is, that oxime will be more up and as you were in the hall, that person will know that and I'm gonna have him I swear by the positions of the stars. And this is a vast oath, if you but knew Now, we know.
I mean, we don't we have put it this way, we know more about the vastness of the positions of the stars because of
telescopes and things like that. It's still we don't know, we don't know how bad this thing is. But it's huge.
Why are certain stories in the Koran repeated multiple times? One of the things when you spiritually were children, and one of the things that children demand is that you tell them the same story over and over again, because it's the way that they learn. So they want to hear it again. And, you know, I used to read to my boys and I would get really bored with the story. So I would like switch it up and try to like, tell it differently than it was in the book. They would get so upset. That's not the way it is. Please read it the way it is. So I would I would realize that okay, something else is going on here. So
and then also, there's no replication they're not repeated like your mama daddy said. Every story when you see
it again is told in a different way. I'll give you one example. In one narration, it says that Moses threw down his staff and it was a ban. In another it said, it was a
a gin, you know, it was gin like it was a. So in one, it was higher to Intesa, it was a higher to Intesa. So in one, it's a third than in the other, it's higher to Intesa. Well, the difference between third ban
third ban is like Python, higher is a small snake. So there's a difference of opinion about it. But the one I prefer is that it was a third van in its size. But But large snakes are very slow. Whereas a higher is very fast. So it was
big in its size, but fast in its speed. The other say when he first threw it down, it was a higher, because he made it something
that wouldn't cause him a lot of fear. But then when he threw it down in front of Moses, it was so there's different opinion about that. But the point is, there's a nuance in it. And there are many examples of that in the peloton
of the the stories.
What is your opinion on sharing personal reflections on organic versus sometimes I feel that I understand the deep meaning behind versus but I'm cautious. I mean, you should be cautious. I would agree with that.
We can reflect on the Quran definitely. And, but never say this is what it means.
You know, because only Allah knows and the scholars, we know what the Arabic words mean, but to take a shout out out of them. A member of Azadi in this book goes into detail about that, but you really have to have requisite knowledge, his Sahaba were very loath to speak about the Koran. In fact, they asked almara Delano about
they asked him about
in the Quran, you know, the when in, in the opposite to Allah talks about the foods, you know, and the last one is Ababa. And so he was asked about
and he said I use a mountain to a little loony What are you are going to cut Ronnie either to kill them to fie keytab elaborated, like what heaven would cover me and what Earth would hold me up if I spoke about the Quran from my own opinion, but he didn't know what it meant. So he just left it. So
it's you have to be very careful. And you really need to learn Arabic and
just be careful even Arabs who read the Quran, they think they understand it because they know modern Arabic. But when they go into the tafsir, they'll find that it was quite different from what they thought it was. There are many examples of that. And then I have a question about Al Fatiha. Allah created everything purely from his mercy. And this is a gift if Allah SS to worship Him in return, how is his creation than a gift?
I get what you're asking. Well, the thing is, what when somebody gives you a gift, you feel gratitude. So the thing is, he's not demanding. Right? He's and if you're an in grades, then
you know, you suffer the consequences of an ingrate.
it is a gift from Allah. So I think what you're saying is, it's a gift with strings attached.
I think that's that's the idea. So life is a gift. But it's a gift that does have demands on us. It comes with a responsibility. And it's we, for whatever reasons,
we accepted it. That's what the Quran says that we accepted this a man at this sacred trust. So the word is a manner which is a trust, you know, so we use gift more as a you know, this is
the Quranic term is Amana, you know that you are given a trust. So a trust you're responsible for, but but it's still we feel the gift of creation, the gift of life and all these things, and we feel gratitude for that but
It's, this is a trust, we're stewards we've been put in a trust. So in that way, it's not a gift. It's a trust.
And, and and that's, that's what I think that's how I would answer that.
How do we attain peace of heart at times like this? Well, you have to, you know, we have to, we cannot allow the world to rip us apart. If you despair, if you get depressed, you're just another victim of your beliefs. And we can't the prophets, I said, um, you know, what, when, when, when, when,
when fathima was one of the most powerful Hades one fall theme, I saw him because he had second Ratan mode. And she saw him and she said,
you know, what, I better work, Roberta, you know, oh, how terrible This is? He said, No, no,
don't say that. He said, it's all peace after this. And that's why we have to remember, we're not people a dunya. The dunya is what it is, it's always been like this, it's always had these elements in it. And if the problem now is television, and the fact that you see it from everywhere, so and it's perfectly acceptable for you to just, you know, I would really caution about watching this stuff, and because it will rip your heart apart. It's, you know, certain people have to know things, and the rulers are responsible for this, in the end, I mean, they have the biggest and that's why I don't pity them. You know, I pity them rather. Because it's the rulers that have the biggest
responsibility in these type things, those of us who don't have power, we can condemn things, those of us who are attributed to scholarship or learning or something like that, we should speak out and condemn what we can, and encourage others, we should encourage our Jewish brethren and our Christian Brethren, especially now, because these are violations against holy spots, I mean, on layers of clutter, you know, on I mean, that's like, attacking the Vatican on Christmas, you know, for the Christians, or, or, or the, you know, church of the sepulchre, you know,
you know, we would expect from them and, and Zadek in the Jewish tradition, he stands by righteousness, irrespective of who it is. So, the Jewish rabbis, they, they know what I mean, they're commanded to justice, they have the same teachings as we have about justice, they can't side with their tribe, when things are just wrong, they have to side with the truth. And then we have to side with them when our tribe is wrong.
I mean, that's the way it works. We can't play it both ways. We have to win. When our side does things that are unjust, we have to be the first to condemn it. When when, when people who claimed to be Muslims attack churches, we have to condemn that, or synagogues. But this is the, for the Jews. It's the you know, it's it's, it's a sacred spot. Also, they're not even allowed by Orthodox Judaism to go on to the Temple Mount. It's illegal in their religion, they know this, it's illegal. Buy Holla Holla. And I'm not making that up.
They're not allowed to go on to the Temple Mount, because they can only go there when the Messiah comes, according to their own tradition. So actually, those soldiers are going against Jewish law and desecrating their own religion.
So it's a double crime in that way. It's a crime against our faith, and it's a crime against their faith.
So, you know, but like I said, this is the world and and the province of Assam suffered greatly, but it doesn't stop you from moving and he was always hopeful, despite it all, I mean, he was he was treated terribly, but he encouraged us were people of faith, were people of hope. And also were people that know that suffering is redemptive, that a lot of the sins of our oma are being removed through this because we were sinful. I mean, there. I mean, if you look at the Muslim oma and and the types of things that are going on in the Muslim world, right now, we have to take some responsibility. But there's also things that are destiny that are outside of our control. There are
things that have to happen.
And these are in the knowledge of God, and we have to leave it to God, but we, you know, all of us have our own individual areas. And we have to do that. So don't, you know, it's almost like it's self indulgent to be depressed.
You know, like,
they're smiling as they're being carried off to,
you know, to Israeli prisons. I mean, if anybody, they're the people that have
have a right to be depressed about things, but they're standing firm and they're
and and I think we should support them in that in that way, what in whatever ways we can.
what can regular Muslims do in these times? I mean, again, I think, you know,
you can't worry about other people, the silence of other people, that's their own business. You know, you can, if you want to condemn everybody, you can condemn everybody, we condemn what's unjust, but people that people are in different situations, and, and they know their situations, and we know our situation, we're fortunate to be in a country.
Right now, as far as we can tell, still, we can, we can speak up. But we have also a culture that's becoming incredibly totalitarian just canceling people and anything that goes against whatever the Zeit, guys or whatever people think, is, is the way we should be. So but, you know, we can still speak and so we should use that to the best of our ability, but we should also use it with wisdom and not alienate people and just, we need allies.
We need allies.
Are there signs of someone being a woody? What was the matter? Was that his view, I mean, the greatest sign of wilaya First of all, you should really consider
every most every human being a potential wellI
because Omar was early in the knowledge of God when he was worshipping idols in Mecca,
so you just don't know the the Moroccan say, you know, that that that every person you should think of is a potential wellI
because you just don't know. But we lie around. Every Muslim has that Allah will your Latina armano so will I ama is for every Muslim, every Muslim you should consider well, even if they deviate, because that you know, they're Lani Molina FC, from our ethnic our ethnic keytab and the Dinos profane. And Reba, Dena Fermin home, violin moanin FC, whether it be him Allah began with them to give them hope. So even deviant Muslims that still believe in Islam and say they're Muslim, we should consider them having a portion of wilaya
but the worldly that I think they're you're asking about is a sanctified soul those are very rare.
the biggest sign is this dipalma
when you see real uprightness in their character, they don't back by they don't do you know those people are quite rare that they're and we should consider them people but nobody knows who they really are. They the the the Moroccan say Allah hid three in three.
He hid his Odia in his creation, so you don't know who they are.
And he hid Layla Takada in his month of Ramadan. And he hid his
acceptance in his in your actions, like you don't know what action is going to be accepted Him. So it could be like the prostitute that gave the dog water from her shoe. Allah forgave her. Even though she was a prostitute was his buddy. I was in the Hadith as he was like a fallen woman.
And yet that act Allah forgave her for it. So we don't know. So, I mean, that's the saying, but it's a nice say
did our beloved's prophets Allah said I'm read that he the Prophet was commanded to believe in himself. So he taught us the slot. So he's, he's a believer, and he has to follow his deem. He follows it more than anybody. So the province is that, um, we pray on ourselves in the prayer. Right. Well, what about the lay? Right? I mean, yeah, we so we're hoping to be from them inshallah, we don't know but and then we also give set on when we enter our house,
right acetamide Aina. Well, I bet the slider here right when you come into your home you this too, so the province of Assam it's not surprising that he would
do that at zachman law fair. And like I said, My me. Maybe you
realize these last few days
of the month that we have, and it looks like we're gonna have 30 days which is good. For some people they're like, uh, but I think you know, we should be happy one more day of Ramadan. Hello like well, yeah 30 is better than 29
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