Channel: Hamza Yusuf
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netofa Kasady. In will solve Aloha honestly the Muhammad Ali will Sahai will send him to steam and as Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who are Hamdulillah this is the last session that I'm going to be doing and at a handy level. For most of you it's the 27 for some of you were it'll be the 27th tonight insha Allah may Allah subhana wa Tada accept all of your prayers and our prayers and last 100 with the ANA sha Allah bless your Ramadan, along with the oven mineral salt auto car, wash your nephew's Ahmed at the federal and Salatu was Salam. Al Hamdulillah I want to before we go into the the last segment of the jewels, I wanted to just present a little project. One of the
my commitment to this Deen has always been the ISKCON that I saw in Islam, especially in the early
community, the Muslims really mastered life on Earth. They mastered all the sciences, but they also mastered the art of living just living really beautifully. San was so central to the entire Islamic civilizational project. So everything was done with the sun.
There are a few areas where it's remained in our tradition, surprisingly, one of them is the Quran itself. One of the most fascinating things to me is that
I have a lot of Arabic books that I purchased. And I'm always struck by how many mistakes there are in modern Arabic publishing. About 100 years ago, the Buddha Pia and the other publishing houses the Halaby publishing house, there were several of these publishing houses also the hydrea in fast, they're actually error free generally. I mean very, very rarely you find an error in that because the minima are the ones that were doing it. They were publishing the books, but today the books are filled with mistakes largely because there's it's just commerce.
But the Quran is produced consistently without mistakes and that is a real
A miracle of the Quran itself. Also calligraphy. They're still really some great calligraphers. Turkey still has many great calligraphers, the great chef Chalabi, who I was fortunate to meeting he's the chef of the great American calligrapher, Muhammad Zakaria, who studied with him and also Aisha Holland, who was a student of Muhammad Zakaria. So this tradition of really a commitment to Ehsaan in in that, but if you look at the architecture, the modern Muslim architecture, it pales in comparison to the great architecture of the past. The schools are almost like prisons,
just really ugly, whereas the traditionally the Muslims built the most beautiful schools in the world. Nobody has schools like the early Muslims. If you go too fast, it's filled with these great mattresses that are museums that people go and literally just gaze in awe at the structures. So one of the things that I really want to do was say tonight is just make it a just a place that people want to visit for the sheer beauty of it. And we have in
in our tradition, this beautiful Hadith in Aloha Jamia don't you will Jamal, Allah is beautiful, and he loves beauty. And that's why Muslims dressed beautifully. They spoke beautifully. They were committed to beautiful language, poetry, just excellence in everything. And
I think this is something we really have to reestablish, because people by filter are attracted to beauty. There. It's just a fitrah aspect. And one of the hallmarks of modern society is the the attraction to ugliness. And this is because people are so divorced from their fitrah. So close have become ugly. Buildings have become ugly. Schools have become ugly. There's so much ugliness in the modern world that it's quite stunning. When, when you're accustomed to beauty, it's just so stark. So in San Francisco, there's a famous place they call it a Japanese Tea Garden. If you go there, it's it's very beautiful. But it celebrates Japanese culture. Japanese culture is famous for this
commitment to Ehsaan. And when I was in Japan, I was so amazed by the commitment to Exxon that's still there. They they do everything with sun. And even in the western things that they master. They master it with SN some of the greatest classical musicians alive today are Japanese musicians. Many of the great conservatories of America are filled with Asian students, both Chinese and Japanese. But the Japanese have this incredible commitment to sand but also to cultivation, cultivation of the Spirit, even the warrior the traditional Bushido culture, but cultivation of gardens, the tea ceremony for anybody who has ever witnessed a tea ceremony, it's really quite beautiful. The dress
the traditional Japanese dress, which you still see, especially in places like Kyoto. So it's really just, it's a stunning civilization that I was just amazed at and they I just felt like Islam, they would bring so much to Assam and they would gain so much from Islam. Because they really have so many qualities the cleanliness is amazing.
But this is the Japanese Tea Gardens, people walk through it and just enjoy the sheer beauty of the place. And then
we come to zaytuna. So we have the blessing of the bottle cat garden, which we've only started this is just the beginning but it's going to be something really stunning and Barakat is a beautiful word because it's about blessings. This was from a really great Palestinian farmer, other Barakatuh who was a philanthropist and a very successful businessman and many other things. But here he's opening the garden for us. So he actually donated these are I think members of his family. So it's either barkatullah or hameau, son of Palestine for his leadership in business philanthropy and moral guidance, Jairo Nasya and Federal Home The NASCI. So we only
donations we do not
put money in people's money into things unless they've given us permission to use it for this, that or the other. So in terms of the garden, all the donations are specified for this that people that are committed to this project, but we're actually producing fruit and vegetables.
We have an incredible piece of property is probably one of the finest pieces of property in the Bay Area and it's on the top of holy hill, which is quite amazing.
So it already had beautiful gardens they just fallen on, on bad times. But we have a whole plan to renovate these gardens. So this example here we've had a really brilliant Persian architect, Maha Salah who designed this for us.
I was inspired by the Alhambra I used to give tours at the Alhambra Palace. When I lived in Granada, I was studying with the Modi times, I used to go up there and give unofficial tours until they actually kicked me out because people would join my tours from the official tours. And they they got upset. But because they would tell lies on the official tours, they would literally just make up these horrible things. But the Alhambra This is an example just of Muslim beauty, the Alhambra Palace, there is a very strong argument that actually a large portion of it was a mattress that was actually a college. A lot of people don't know that. So
it's designed like a traditional madrasa.
So this is as a tuna. This is how it looks today. But we really have plans just to make it something really stunning.
Sofia Hall, this is how it looks. Again, beautiful, we have just these beautiful garden. So my hope is that we create something where people will visit it was so when they come to the Bay Area, they'll want to go to the zaytuna Gardens, like the Japanese Tea Gardens. And then they can learn about our religion, we can educate people
about so this is you know, I think a really, really good and then obviously always in America, you have the monetization of things. So you have a bookstore at a tea thing. So at the Japanese Tea Gardens, you end it with tea, and then
so overpriced to usually but also have you know a bookstore because books are so important to our civilization. So I hope you know some people are inspired by that by that vision. So now we go back to Doctor queries, the essential Quran that 100 We reach to lead database at haka, but about three will take to Morocco and on Tala Mon, do not obscure truth by falsehood, or knowingly conceal the truth. Obviously, the verses that were precede this are to Beni Hassan el and so the argument was that don't conceal what you know about this messenger that the prophesy sentiments is is is foretold in your book. So we know that the prophesy Sam was foretold He has Shula or Sheila, Sheila in
Arabic, Shiloh, in, in Genesis and 4910. When Jacob was telling his sons he had 12 sons, and he's telling his sons that the scepter will not go from Judah. In other words, from the Jewish tradition, to
anyone else until Shiloh comes. And Shiloh in Hebrew there's a difference of opinion about what it means some say it means the peaceful one other say it means a gift, a divine gift like Rama Maha. That's one of the names of our prophets Isom the merciful gift, but it also means the one who it is it belongs to and the Prophet on Shiloh is the one who on the Yamo Kiama says Anala it belongs to me, it's mine. And so and then also we have in Deuteronomy 18. We also have in Isaiah, there are several
also in the Song of Solomon, there are several references to our prophesy some some people say why isn't it clear? Why is it done?
Like this? And
part of these things are just about Eman. And I think for me it is clear like when I looked at it and really studied it, it seemed very clear to me obviously there's confirmation bias that I'm not
you know, immune to that but it really did seem very clear to me. So well chemo Salah right well, to Zakah Wadkar Omar Raquin be constant in prayer and give charity this is constant theme in the Quran, Prayer and Charity Prayer and Charity. The Zakat is the obligatory charity there's also other types of charity soda, water Carl ma rakia in this as much as Marcel it's a type of figurative speech. In other words, you know, using part of something like
to represent the whole of something. Do you do a tomorrow NASA bit Barry? Do you command people to be
Just he's translating bitter as just here. And there is I think one of the meanings of probity or righteousness, and to be just as to be righteous. In fact, justice and Latin means
it comes from juice, which is law, but it's also the means, right? And so doing what is right? Do you command people to do what's right? Because it's appropriate in this verse to that it really is about, are you telling people to be one way and then you're not so you're telling them to be righteous, but you're not being righteous? So I think it's a what I've realized in studying his translation, is that he really finds the most used what the French call images, the the real perfect word for any of the given situations and it's, it's actually quite stunning, what he's done in many of his word choices. So what tends Sona Infocomm and then you forget yourselves, even though you
read the book, one Tom Tarun at Kitab have adapted on Now won't you reason won't you understand what you use your intellects
So now Allah gives the treatment. So after defining the illness, he gives the treatment was the Innova, somebody will Salah you know seek help with patients and prayer. Some of the Morpho students say somewhere here CRM is fasting so it actually means the stainable see Amul Salah seek help with fasting and and Salah sabar in Arabic is absent help sort of help. Right um, if they're a whole it's it's really holding the heart together on things that will unsettle the heart. So patience is HUBZone knifes and in Macquarie, like showered and and things like that the appetites so patient is really important was to enable somebody will start off when they had a computer to an Ilana Ohashi
in a living room facility in Hershey own so who are in prayer is very important. And the who is an inward state.
One of the
self and this imaginative SEER one of the self was at a monastery and he was one of the monks he asked him if there was a place a baccata appear place where he could pray and he said the monk said to him by callback will will Salim high to [???], purify your heart, and then pray wherever you want.
And he said that Agile to Minho. Like I felt shame.
Because there's a lot of truth to that if you have who are in your prayer, then you have everything you need. In fact, the Mauna Kea opinion in Mauna Kea flipbooks on this is there has to be at least a moment of who are in the prayer. Even just one moment but you can't let the prayer go in a total state of heedlessness hola Nene alumna a normal app or IBM. Well known either here Rajon so these are people who consider that they will meet their Lord and they will return to God. So, again, this is consistent with his practice of not using the male pronoun as a reference. So he he's using Names of God with typical human letters enough soon enough cinci what a Roman hash of atom What are you
human? I don't what a homie on Soran So beware of a day when no soul can recomm can compensate for another soul at all.
This is the at the outset of the piano and this is why when when when the Quran states that when the trumpet is blasted, there's no net and Saba bein home, you know, there's no relationships. That's at the outset. But there is a point where Allah gives permission for shefa. So, at this stage, there is no shift. And that's why this has been misunderstood. So, some of the sects have misunderstood because a totally no no be bothered Kitab otak Furano Do you believe in some of the book and reject other parts of the book, so this is true, there is no Shiva at this stage. But then they ash fell in love he isn't he he? No one will intercede except without his so once God gives permission, then
at that point, well, how do you mean her Adnan so added on here normally means justice, but in this case, it means ransom. So either in porn has five different meanings, but this is one of them. And so this is why, if you don't have commentary, you can often get lost in the in the Quran because they don't, what a Holmium Soran. So it can it can mean
Insaaf to be in the LA yet model that Additi will there actually generally it means Kenema to Tauheed. So, it can also mean shahada of towhead
in a way that had come to him and tackle mobile Additi and he built it on Soph be fair, in your judgments be just, it can mean Kima like the value of something, it can also mean
ransom as in this case, but other kind of can also be shirk. So we'll be here they don't so it because I do rochet is ticket like it, so to make God like,
make something like God, so these are all meanings. And and most of the major terms in the Quran have this difficulty that they can mean very different things in the context. This is a famous verse, verse 62, and advocate it's also it's repeated three times in the Quran a similar iteration in Alladhina. Um, and or, well, Lydia had one nassarawa Sabe in my arm, and it'd be lady with human artery while I'm in Australia, that our home or at your home and or be him, what I have an idea him what it has to be they Muslims, Jews, Christians are Savion those who believe in God in the last day, and who do good have their reward with their Lord, they have nothing to fear and they will not
sorrow. So whether they're Muslim or how to from Jehovah, that was one of the names of one of the sons and so
yeah, hood in Arabic, they're called Yeah, hood had to Oh, Tahoe. Whoo. So those who
who are Jews, and then Nosara, there's a feed off about some of that, let me say it's from Nazareth. So they were called the Nazarene, the Nosara, from Nissan.
And then sabe II and
Dr. Cleary actually has a very interesting,
I really like this.
Here. So he said, in verse
256, of the same chapter, there is no compulsion in religion. It is not certain exactly who these sapiens were. Pen rise was. One of the orientalist that did a dictionary says they consider themselves followers of the Prophet Noah, as Islam spread over the globe after the passing of the Prophet Muhammad's a lot is that the term Sabian seems to have been understood depending on the time and situation to include other great Eastern religions. Like Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism, the primary verb from the root sub means to rise as a star. Hence, some of them said they were worshipped the stars. But here, I mean, they couldn't worship the stars if they're amongst people.
using the sense of the route is referring to rising stars, the name and the image of
revering celestial bodies might also figuratively represent followers of remote lights of Revelation. So these are the remote lights of revelation that we're more distant from the early community of Islam, then we're Judaism, Christianity, so
you know, Muslims tend not there are in our history, many Muslim sages that really understood Hinduism to be a divine the revealed religion. We can't say that for any certainty. It's not.
It's not possible unless the Quran or the Hadith clearly states that, but the great data
shuru, the great
Prince he was the son of Shah Jahan, who built the famous Taj Mahal, incredibly pious person but devout devout.
Committed to just finding the truth and he wrote an amazing book called MeSH mounted battery in the meeting of the two oceans. He actually learned Sanskrit. He knew he read the Torah, the New Testament, the Hindu scripture,
all in the original languages. He's a brilliant man, but he
was a Padre chef in his own right he was given a mantle by his sheer who was a Kashmiri, and he actually said he went to the paradise of Kashmir to learn these haka these realities, so he wrote a book on the sharper heart of the of
he wrote biographies of the saints. But he, he actually translated it's the first translation of the, of the apana shots into Persian. And so it was a really, really momentous event that he did this. And from that came the first translation to French. So it was translated from Shahdara as translation into French, and then it came into English. But he was convinced that the
that the Hindu religion was a religion of toe hate, and that the common people misunderstood. So what you see and the kind of common expressions is just like you see in some of the Muslim lands where you have ignorant Muslims, you know, tying things onto tombs and doing things you always find ignorance amongst uneducated peoples, but Allah Adam, who the Sapiens ours
those who believe in God in the last day, those are the real two fundamental things, believing in God in the last day, there's a hadith, in our Bihari that even if there's a mustard weight, of belief in God, that people are going to get out of hell, eventually, so who do good and have their reward with their Lord, they have nothing to fear, health and Hosen are, are put together because health is fear of something in the future. Husband, grief is over things that happened in the past. So these are people that are live in the present. And this is the they say a souvenir walk to hear that the sage the person
does have this commitment to reality is somebody who lives in the present. They're not in the past or the future.
This begins really with Benny Asad el and Dr. Cleary removed that I think, because he wanted to focus. And he actually mentions that he he, he mentioned in his, in his commentary that this verse of which I have only translated part contains a beautiful summary of a believers relationship to God and humankind. And I think it's really important, because I think the reason why he omitted it is because again, these many of these verses are speaking to Benny Issara. Ear and, and looking at kind of the view of that they had they were missing in practicing what they were told to practice and that's how the verse ends. But this middle section, so this is what Benny esophageal was commanded,
and we this is a shout out on Atlanta. This is part of our Sharia also, let Abu illallah wa boudoir at the epicenter within orbera where he uttama would Misaki will call in Nasir Hasina, while chemo salata will add to Zika. So it's a beautiful summary of what he said of your relationship with God and then your relationship with humankind. In fact, if and I Jeeva says that this is the summation really, of the prophetic message, because he said it has an action that is hospital, it's specific to the heart, and that's Tauheed. And then it has an action, which is hos to the body, that specific to the body, which is the physical prayer, the movement of the prayer of chemo Surah, because that's
the iqama of the prayer is a physical thing. And then it has hast the mod. It's got something specific to wealth. So it's got the heart Tauheed, the body prayer, the wealth, your zakaat, and then the general ruling, which is Ihsan towards Allah's creation, and then he puts it in the order that it's appropriate. So the first is while it ain't because of their happier parents, their right is so great. And then your relatives, and he says, Then orba or karamba NASA ban, we're Dean, and so those people that are related to you, first and foremost, that have blood ties with you, and then with religious ties, and then well your Tamla because they're the orphans are the weakest people.
There's nobody weaker than an orphan, if you think about it, because these are children, children that do not have parents, and who cares more about a child than the mother and the father. So a fatherless child is the weakest. And that's why immediately after, you know, your blood bonds, the orphan itself, taking care of the orphan, and also the widow, many, many examples of that, because they also are at the end of life, like the children at the start of their life. They don't have their caretaker very often there are widows at the end of their life that don't have the caretaker, the husband that would
is looking after them? And then the Moroccan, the weak amongst us. Yes, son is not to the people over you. They're the ones that give SN to you. So it's looking at those below you, this is where your son is. And then how do you treat all of humanity? And this is
the power of these verses really are, they're just so stunning in their perfection. Really, and this is, this is what's so extraordinary about the Quran is that you can look at it superficially, but when you actually go into it and see the arrangement, and then we'll call a nasty persona. That's the general relationship with who met just just how many problems result from people not speaking kindly. We recently had this poor boxer, get in a fight on an airplane because somebody was just wouldn't stop unrelenting, you know, and,
or we had, you know, a slap that was heard around the world, because somebody made a joke about somebody's bald wife, you know, that was a, I mean, just call it a nasty HRSA you know, how many problems will be eliminated just by implementing, and all of humanity, and Lin NASCI? Speak beautifully to people speak, speak nicely to people, it would just be nice. It's not that difficult. But there's just so many angry people out there.
And partly because people haven't weren't speaking nicely to.
Right, I mean, that a lot of is just the abuse when they were young, being told horrible things being bullied, all these things, and then white people Salawa to the cameraman standing.
And when We took your promise that you should not shed blood of your own, and would not drive your own from their homes. And then you confirm it again, this is Benny as you as you yourselves bear witness. So this came because in in Medina in Medina, when the prophesies had moved to Medina, and remember the Melanie's people, they were agricultural people and commerce people, the Jews had the commerce, so the Jews controlled the marketplace. And then the Elves and the huzzah Raj, they had date farms mostly. So this is what the Jews were merchants they were they were buying and selling.
The Benny Padilla had a they were the whole of the allies of Laos, and betting on beer with a hazard. So I was and how they were, even though they were both from Benicar land, they're from the same Yemeni tribe. And beautiful people also, even before Islam, there's a famous story because they knew the last prophet was coming there. So they always treated people. They were famous for their hospitality, because they they believed that there was this last prophet that was going to come. And in fact, there was about 100 years before the prophesy centum arrived.
They were attacked by the city was actually at night, they would send food out to the to their enemies. And the the chieftain who was leading this assault on Medina was so struck by that he didn't understand. And then they explained to him that they had heard that this last Prophet would come and they should honor them. And this is why they've the Ansari will always famous for this for honoring people. So what would happen is because the Elsa has Raj, it was like that, you know, stuff that Allah. But you know, we have in our tradition, we have this famous feud for people that from this country that know about this, the Hatfields and the McCoys, they were actually related. So
there's this, these things that happen, and they usually haven't been over ridiculous things. But you have these, these fights that occur between people. So they had this famous a young boy, which they used to say poetry and then it would rile them up, they'd get in fights again. But the Jews would actually fight with them and what they would do so that with that, because they wanted the house to win, they would fight against the bene and they'll do so the Bennett parade that would fight against their own co religionists, and they would actually destroy their homes, they would kick them out of their homes, they will take their will. But but here's the odd thing, when they
by the house, they would actually
ransom them. So they would pay the ransom and the house couldn't figure that out. It's like you're you're fighting against them and then you're paying your rent. Well, the Torah tells us that we have to do that because there are co religionists, and so they the owls thought it was crazy. That like on the one hand you're fighting and then on the other
Henry ransoming them. So this is why it says one Thompson's headstone. You know, you knew lots of original physical, mechanical, thermal kurtsan, you admitted that it was prohibited for you to fight your co religionists. So they told him that and then they asked him, Well, then why are you fighting them and he said, We don't want our allies to be humiliated. So it was purely out of pride that they were going against their religion. The man Tom ha would talk to Rana and Fusco. Allah says you're killed your own people, but it's actually the way it says you kill yourself. But it means killed your own people. It's a proper translation. But the way it said in Arabic gets lost in here, you
kill but then you yourself killed yourselves. And this is because when you kill your own people, it's like killing yourselves. And even when you kill anybody unjustly, it's like you killed all of humanity. So this is really important what to continue to I'm income mean dare him to have a harana Add to him, but if me would add one, so and drove out of the assisting efforts against him with iniquity and emnity. So
what are the Tina Musa Kitab waka phenom embedded Heba. Rossen, Tina is epanet, Maria Maria. So we gave Moses the books and the book is the pentatone, the Torah, which has the Five Books of the Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, numbers in Leviticus.
So those are the five books of the Old Testament, and caused the messengers to follow after them. So there's a whole succession of prophets. And then we gave clear proofs to Jesus son of Mary, Tina is have been a Maryam. And one of the things that was very interesting in Arabic, normally you will meet the LF, so Isa, it would normally be written been Maryam, not even, even though the LF isn't pronounced here are you sipping receptor Maria. But what's really interesting is this makes so it says Jesus, but it's like it's a second name. So it's like Jesus, but also the son of Mary. So it's, it's really letting you know the arm of Mary and Mary's mom, after the prophesy said, there's nobody
that's blessed more on this planet than Mary. I mean, no billions of blessings go to Mary. I mean, the Catholics have a devotional practice to Hail Mary, the Ave Maria. It's a very famous classical piece. Hail Mary. So, so, the
he is the son of Mary.
And he was given these bayonet so amongst the bayonet, first of all, she she was impregnated by an angel.
So, and these are the four the Mother of God is displayed in these
aspects. So Adam has no no father or mother, howa has a father no mother, Isa has a mother, no father, and everybody else has a father and a mother. So the mother of Allah is displayed completely in, in our creation. The
the bayonet are many, so one she, she was only pregnant for an hour. So it was a very quick
and then she, when he came out of the womb, He was speaking. And in fact, when, because my my candidate omake Bahia when they said her, and this is in the Talmud, by the way, so this is not this, this was said to Mary according to their own. And if you read Jesus in the Talmud, which was printed by Princeton University Press, there's a whole section about this, that this is the soundest opinion, even though later, there were attempts to say, Oh, well, that wasn't talking about Jesus is talking about somebody else. But there's a claim in the Talmud that Jesus was the son of Panthera, who was a Roman Centurion. And that that stuff that a lot that that his mother was, was a
prostitute, and that's why it says in the Quran, your mother was not a prostitute. So the Jews said to her, You are a prostitute.
And but Mary, then she just said, you know, the child and the child spoke, it was so intense that they all laughed, except for a Zecharia he was the only one that could take it when the child was speak because it was newborn child, and it spoke. And so that was one of the unit. And then also, Ibrahim ACMA right the that he hit you up hill Kumar, what about Ross? He healed the blind and blind was not like cataract via a coma in Arabic. There's your Alma and come come that is blind from birth. So the ACMA has the one blind
From birth, so there's no sight there's, I mean, these are, these are problems with the, the actual nerve. So the optical nerves they can't see, whereas other types of blindness can be cured. So that would be less miraculous than the ACMA, right? And then and then the other Ross is the one who has, like, these diseases of the skin like leprosy, and that a LIGO and other types of I mean about us can be used for different things, but it's leprosy is one of the meanings. So he was given these clear proofs, and then he knew what they had in their homes, in their what can you dye your own, like what they had in their homes, he also raised Lazarus from the dead. I mean, that's, and that
was witnessed by many, many people. He expelled the demons from possessed people, many, many bayonets, where he had no bureaucracy others and we strengthen him with the Holy Spirit. So we believe in the Holy Spirit, and that's a pretty literal translation. Who is spirit that produces holy, they say it's
the Rohan Maka dasa, the Holy Spirit, the sanctified spirit. So
the Holy Ghost of the Holy Spirit, in traditional Orthodox and Catholic and then later Protestant iterations. They believe that this is one of the what what in Arabic is called aka named OpenAM, the acronym the Hypostasis. So these are, these are like parts of the Godhead, the persona of the Godhead, the three persona
we don't believe that we believe that the Holy Spirit although we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit we believe is actually the angel. It's the head angel of all the angels.
So Gabriel, and that's why the prophesy Sam went has anybody with Abbott was reciting his poetry he said Lahoma yet it could be Raha others may the Holy Spirit you know strengthen you in that and people can have that the angelic spirits strengthen them in their in their.
Are you not haughty and arrogant whenever a messenger comes to you?
A coulomb of a coulomb Ajah Kumara Swamy mulata, Hua, comas tech bottom so whenever they you don't like what he comes yourselves don't desire it. So then you get arrogant for Phillip unka debitum. So, some of you branded liars like Jesus, they actually call them they didn't believe him. They didn't believe his Meza they, they called him a magician and other things will fit on top to room and then others you kill like Yeah, I mean, he was actually killed that Korea, according to our tradition, this semester will be for sukham Ratchet is that for which they have sold themselves in here a sterile most of them will facilitate it means battle, because again, Arabic You have to be
very careful with the Arabic in the Quran. Because a Shara usually means to, to borrow to to purchase, but here it actually means to sell, that they should reject what God has sent down them in arrogant jealousy. Bahian and Unizin Allah human body, so there's a kind of
there's a jealousy here, you know, that.
What Why is it coming to them? Why didn't it come to us? And if you look, you know, this began if you look at these verses, it's it's
you know, Allah subhanho wa sallam says, Oh, the Quran Amity?
Right. Ooh, Quran Amity alchemy, the m two.
m two Adhikam. Remember my NEMA that I blessed you with
all the Quran, Amity ality and I'm
an amateur Alikum. Remember my blessing that I have blessed you with? So the NEMA there the Benny Asara it was being told to remember the NEMA as a way to direct them to the moon and
so one of the things that the people of Allah say is IB do NEMA cahier on what a bead on one M Alioune. The slaves of blessings are many but the slaves of the blesser of blessings are few. So the the NEMA here they're reminded, you know that Allah gave them all these blessings, but he can give bless these blessings to other people as well. That it's not simply for them. That the Prophet
but that there are other peoples that had profits, and that the final profit was not from Benny Isara. Ian, he's from
Benny Adnan. He's from dismay, and I will make of him a great nation.
How could it be great if it's not a religious nation? How could it be great with God? What numbers like God cares about numbers?
How could it be great and yet Genesis, Abraham was told that I have heard the about concerning his smile and he said I will make of him a great nation
and the tents of Shilo I mean, the tents of Shiloh are in so she Lulu is is our prophesized. So
so they have brought on themselves wrath upon wrath, if you reject this thing, if you reject because it's doesn't suit yourself, then you bring it and that's Moldova, and am you incur this, the wrath and it's not wrath like petulance is not God's a petulant creature, you know, like, like human beings, God is is beyond emotion. God does not have emotion. He is the creator of emotion, but his job is, is only for us to understand because he's given us a hotdog with Yahoo Zico, Vera tops Iran, so but he doesn't he's not getting angry, like, Oh, you've he knows everything people are going to do. So we don't anthropomorphize our Lord. But he says about obey other than Allah Allah, wrath upon
wrath will care for it in that moment. Maheen
and then here Well, Naka Farah Sorry man. In other words Maka Hara so remember Sal, he didn't use magic, as some of them claimed the book of Solomon is a occult book, claiming that it was this magic that Solomon had. So Kufa Sahara Sahara's cover in in Islam not shatter with, like, you know, Muhammad Ali used to do coin tricks and things like that. That's that's different. I mean, that's my crew.
But But, but Sahara is magic incantations invoking putting spells on people doing these things. That's COFA
what I can assure Athena CAFO they were the ones that use the magic. So he calls them the obsessive were ungrateful. And if you look at his argument for using that term, it's very interesting.
it gets to the root of what ship on is about.
You're on the moon and NASA Sahara wama. Al Molokini Barbara Haruto Amaro, and what what came down to the angels at Babylon, so Babel is near al Kufa, in Iraq, in the country of Iraq, there was a place Babel and Babylon, the scarlet lady, the horror of Babylon. Babylon is in the Old Testament. They were very very profligate people, diverted.
They were warned, and they were destroyed. So Babylon is everything negative in the Old Testament is personified in Babylon. So these two angels a medicated B Baba ha root and modeled, are you a lay man? Amen. I hadn't had to do that in America, no. fitrah. So, how rude and morose are these two angels. There's a laugh about this. And you'll get into
even harsher, it says the Hadith about them being given free will. They were they were the most worshipped fall among the angels. And all the angels are complaining about humans because constantly there was all this, these horrible
the angels would bring their reports on what humans were doing, and it was all just negative and corruption and all these things and so how to attend Marut
were given the freewill and then they because of that they lost their Melech here they lost their
their angelic nature and were given human nature and they did what humans did. And so it was to show the angels that that's one opinion so but you'll you'll see different things but the point is they did teach
and but they said in them and I know fitna we are a test. And that's that's one of the fundamental we fitna also in the Quran means different things. It can mean sedition, it can mean civil strife, right so like civil war is called fitna and fits into a shadow minute pottery. So but
Here it means test. We are a fitna because fatahna you have to know the original meaning of it in Arabic is to test gold for dross. So when you heat up gold, you test it for dross and that's why when things break out when fitna breaks out, you see who's gold, you see who's silver, you see whose copper, and you see who's toxic lead, like people really reveal themselves in fitna. And that's why it's such a useful word in that way. Because whenever fitness when fitness come suddenly people that never do anything, they're full of energy. They're on the phone and today Oh, did you know this and that and there's what Whoa, where were you like, you've never volunteered at the mosque. I tried to
get you to volunteer for the bake sale. You were too busy. But now that there's a fitna you have so much free time
very interesting humans
and the worst ones are your best friends
further attack for Do not be unfaithful so you start a limonum in Hamama you Pharaoh you're gonna be he been on Mark he was OG and this is really demonic because the worst thing that you can do is separate between a family so when there's love and a family when there's a bond and people that separate that in fact in the Hadith sahih which is in Sahih Muslim IBLEES you know, it's it says that
appreciate that, oh, our show Alma he put his throne on water because God's throne is on water, so it pleases a great mimicker when I first went to to Las Vegas, I realized that it's a perfect imitation of not perfect stuff at all. But it really looks like the area around Mecca. Like anybody who's been there and been to Mecca, they're struck by that fact. And, and Las Vegas is a international Hodge of sin. People make pilgrimage from all over the world, to Las Vegas to sin. It's called Sin City. And people go from all over the world to Mecca, for piety. And so it's clear that he made his his Hajj there. I mean, that's a bliss. So he put his throne on water. And then he,
Bertha Saariaho, so he sent out his raiding parties. sedia is a raiding party, it military term. So he sent out his Sariah his raiding parties, like they're going out to raid human beings. That's what they do. What are the now home and the human zero 10 or Obama whom Fitnah and the one closest to him in station is the one that does the greatest harm in the raiding parties. So when they come back, you had him via auto center to kill they were killer. So they come back and they say to IBLEES Oh, and he's like, on his throne, you're listening to him? Oh, I did such and such and such as he said, Masatoshi and you didn't do anything. You know, I got him to kill you to do anything. I got him to
steal i You didn't do anything. And then one of them had the that one of them body you had the home. They are all methodic to who had for Rocco bein, who have been an Emirati, I didn't leave him until I separated him from his wife. And Ibri says, nettement you're though you're the best. So that shows you because all those other things come from that fundamental breakdown. Like all the social problems come from family breakdown. And that's why if you look in all these places where there's high crime, just look at the kids. Where's the father? Where was the where was the father to discipline him to show him the right way to give him the path it's all very clear so that's why all
those other things are nothing because from doing what the one he said, nema Anta, he gets all those other things. So break the family destroy the family. That's it.
Well, my homegirl bol Rena behemoth had an 11 Isn't Illa yet they hurt no one there by except by the forgotten this important because this is in the end our dean, you know, it's only by the isn't of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Allah has permitted these things for a hikma and we have to respect that we looked already at a touch out a few how many Azusa via because we could do you know are you going to put in the earth the one who sews makes trouble and
Trouble is a brilliant translation. And when I when I looked at it because I realized, you know, if you translate a facade as corruption, that's only one aspect whereas if you look at trouble in the dictionary, it's got all it's got civil strife. In fact the troubles of Ireland or the Civil War of Ireland, they were called the troubles so it's got everything it's got mental troubles, you know, like he's in trouble with the law you know, so it really is a it's actually a really good term for that at that point, but anyway, you know, my my elbow room what I am feral home. So they learn what would harm them not what would benefit them, what are called the ID animal the image Tarahumara who
Farah Farah demon Halak. Those who had bought it had no share in the hereafter Hello Pierre is not saved that had no share in Labette sama shadow behavior be full so home now can we Yeah, animal and wretched was that for which they sold themselves? If only they knew that's a bit says a feral Jamet. It's an interesting
like I said nema. So one is the worst and the others the best. You know better saw Roger Lindsay Don't you know what a good man's aid is? Or
no unknown and or taco llama through bottom and nd la higher? locanto Yeah, Alamo. So if they only they had been faithful and conscientious, the reward from the presence of God Mandela would have surely been better, if only they had known
while he lived in Morocco and mother for anima to Alou furthermore to law in the law was here on a limb To God belongs the east and the west. So Allah possesses the East in the West
for a number two well Lou and here's a Joomla shorty, so wherever you turn, Fatima Fatima watch will law there is the wedge is literally face but generally 100 tapi people I know who that to Jota Allah.
So it's it's really indicating the essence of God. So there is the face of God. In other end also it's translated. Some of them say G HIPAA law that is the direction you're wherever you face you're facing God in Allah hawaiiusa and Adam and that's why
foreigner Rossi said the secret of Allah's book is in the names at the end of the eyes.
So last year, why would he use that here was your own is it's a brilliant translation I don't know if he's the only one that use that. But it means was your own a you ha PATA who lil Usha that he encompasses all things. So whilst your own which literally in Arabic was that means vast or wide, but here it literally means the omnipresent, he's encompassing all things all knowing, I lean so
he's washed your own In other words, wherever you turn there is the is the Washington law. And then he knows so he knows
what God Jehovah and they say, God has begotten a son Subhana there's 10 Zero transcendence God glory be to God to Neza Allahu and invalid
then who math is somehow art kulula Who can you turn?
No To Him belongs all this is to the rock in Arabic harvested rock bell in other words is going no rather No. is changing the the whole math is similar to what kulula Who can a tune everything is obedient to God connote is obedience. Konitz is the one who's in a state of obedience. It's it's the Pious One before God slaughter Kuhnert is done at at Fudger for the chef is in the Maliki's?
Welcome Lila, carnitine ba earring. So
EMA Meadowvale bow it says that the reason that this whole error came in was because one of the names of God in the previous shot I was Father. So the Jewish tradition and the Christian tradition use the name father as an I don't know if it's related to Father, you know, Allahu Anam because it's a it's a Sanskrit father comes from originally from Sanskrit but it's very interesting that father is very similar. Aloha Anna but
So he says that it's because God the Father, and which was a valid name. In fact, even Taymiyah. In his extraordinary six volume work on the Bible says that it was abrogated for the Muslims as a name. So we can't call God the Father because of the gender language, which makes it very interesting that Dr. Cleary decided to translate this and agender to this language, because people were thinking that God has a gender with that name.
is very interesting.
the god Subhana
Bella Hamath is similar to IE possesses everything in the heavens in the earth.
But it was similar to an art and it isn't an interesting video, the original didn't use fought through the Dhiru similar to it or the originator. So Vidya is out of ad method and misspoke. It has no, the idea is truly creative. And that's why, you know, they used to have, traditionally there was no such thing as creative writing courses. Because there's no such thing as creative writing. Actually, the courses previously were learning how to imitate other writers. So it was imitating great writers. So we actually learned how great writers wrote creative writing is this idea, oh, you create it. In Arabic, the word to
two if Tanaka for a human means to lie? Because the only creator is Allah, everything else is imitation. Humans are only imitating Allah is the only Harlock and that's why there's no such thing really as creative, right? Like he's a creative person creative. Like how what did He create?
Everything is just imitation.
And so if Dad is is this word, buddy, it was similar to what art is a better term. It's innovative, so you can innovate. You know, it's something that somebody does something new and that's from the Latin no very which is new novice, you know, new. So the idea is, is something
you know, an innovation for Dhiru nobody came with it before. So that's Allah's budget was similar to what we the other Omran, the innovator Buddha, who can fire cone and when Allah subhanaw taala whenever God decrees anything God says to it be and it is for your corner, and that first not suburbia was very interesting because usually, if you have an Amr, you'd have a first suburbia cone for your corner.
B and it is there's no suburbia
you know there's because the the suburb, you know them yet when I'm EULA, there's no illusion, there's no Magnolia, there's no cause and effect in that way. There's no suburbia. We use it in the Jasmine with a lot, you know, it's a figurative it's purely figure to Bulu and Nabila and now say we believe in God, and what was revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, and Joseph and the tribes that the US bought when there's a feed off, but Jacob had 12 sons, and
think five were from layup. And then he had
to concubine and then he had
Rahila, Rachel and Raheel, who's Rachel who's the mother of
use of and Binyamin and Binyamin
in the juicers and she died in childbirth with Binyamin
but Raheel was honored by the Muslims and her mcbomb was in Palestine it's still there but now as a Jewish mom, the Muslims don't visit anymore but it used to be it was the Muslims that actually it was the Ottomans that built the arm of riot. Amazing. I think layer is buried at the where the
where Sarah and where all the
inhalation of Helene.
So the the spa or the tribe so there's 12 sons. Ruben was the oldest and you have Lev II and Danny and and Jad God, which God is still used in Egypt. That's one of the sons God Jad. Yeah. So these these were the sons that and what was given to Moses and Jesus, Wilma, who to Moses, what are you sir?
at NAB eunomia Robbie him. Now look at this. So they're all the Jewish prophets, right? So, but then it says, well my OT and Nebby Yonah all the prophets
land over Europa then Adam Minho? They're all from God. So we unlike the previous dispensations, reject some of the prophets and accept other ones, we accept them all.
Lana Federico may not had a minimum we accept Moses. I mean, we have Palestinian kids named Musa
you know, and they're under Israeli occupation, they name their kids mutia
The Prophet of the Jews, we have Muslims named Isa, the Prophet of the Christians because there are prophets that's why when I was talking with Rabbi Lerner
May God give healing he wasn't well but when I talked about Robert he said when Archie I said your solutions our tradition you know, we're like
we get what you have and then we get more
then I had them in home when I knew the homeless New Moon we don't make any distinction so even though there's the fall bell in the messages and the prophets have greater numbers, they have different mahkamah those things that's that's all but in their essential prophecy we don't make any distinction between them the prophesy SM said Don't let for the Rooney or UCPD method don't prefer me over units even meta in the lobola don't think that you know No, we're we're all from God. And that's why you should never say our profits greater than your profit or something like that because there's no there's no benefit in that there's no point in that. I mean, we should know who our
profits is and was who have no Halophila we should know that but you don't attack other people's religions or traditions
what you know how como you know who
and your God is one God. The ILA
there is no god but the one all right, man. All right.
Is right there everything's right there.
And how does God choose to define himself?
R Rahman r Rahim after telling us his one What does he want us to know about him? All right man Rahim.
jivas says a ramen is net Moto E Jad. r Rahim is net limited in debt. So the mercy of participating in creation that you participate in being because God is is the ultimate being. And so he has allowed us to participate in an attribute of his even though it's temporal.
He's allowed us to participate in wooed
that's net worth at each ad and that is such a great blessing but then net worth it in that that humid do
he's constantly sustaining us, he's keeping our bodies most of us 98.6 temperature, we've got things in our body right now that are fighting viruses and bacteria. Allah created all of that for us. Allah is doing all that that is him dead and then food and sustenance. He enables you to break down your lipids and your proteins and your carbohydrates oxygen to sustain yourself you know you breathe in and going to all the time this all from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada
and then look like okay right after that.
After he says, There is no god but God
He He wants us to see what why he's God. Why we should worship him. Why we should adore him. Why we should submit to Him in a few harpus Similar to what Arthur Ravel later on. Haha, willful killer TTG lethal Buhari, we may infer UNECE OMA and that Allahu Mina summer in here we will
be holding the creation of the heavens in the earth and the alternation of night and day, and the ships that sail on the sea to Prophet the people and the Water God rains from the skies, thereby enlivening the earth after it has died. And spreading animals of all kinds were bethey humming colada, and spreading animals of all kinds there upon and in the shifting of the winds.
I mean, now we know the whole wind system on this planet. It's a completely organized. And in fact, it's our human beings that are causing the disruption of these incredible or lattices that are the baddie. Asahina do not disturb the earth do not corrupt the earth after we rectified it for you. We set it right there in our signs. Right and then we'll sahab and we'll Sahadi Boehner summit you would argue, and then the clouds enslaved there between the heavens and the earth.
There in our signs for discerning people. They're in our signs for people that have reason that can think about these things. And then,
a little further, this is further down. Les said Bera or El Burro in another Clara lace at Vera and Willow do her contributor and Michelle Utley, one method of what I can vary from an arm and a belay with them. And after a while Mullah Kathy would Kitab you when maybe in
10 mile Anna, who'd be he there were orba with your Tammo and my Sakeena we're gonna see, so here it is not righteous bear righteousness. It's one of those comprehensive words, it's hard to translate, but it has to do with it can also be charity, it can be upright behavior, it can be
piety, it can be obedience, all these things that you turn your faces east and west. So in other words, it's not the formal aspect. And I think I really like she has a very nice
here's one of the most beautiful summaries of essential Islamic beliefs and practices. It is not righteous that you turn your faces, East and West. This seems to mean that the heart of religion is not defined by superficial profession, or allegiance as defined in terrestrial terms. Some translators what render the while here as or, but the more usual and seems to me to be more inclusive, and thus more suggestive of the transcendental aspect of devotion, even as his practice within everyday life so it's quite beautiful, which given him when Maghrib you know, so, like the east or the west, he says the east and the west make an inclusive here
the treasured light verse included in this section of readings from the Quran says that the light of God is like a lamp a lit with oil from a blessed olive tree that is neither of the east nor of the west. And then so they those who believe in God, and the last day and the angels in the books and the Prophet so there except for the other pretty sums up our belief, and who donate goods and money. Well, I Tamala because mod can mean goods and money was very interesting. See, there's a really nice nuance aspects of this transaction, who donate goods and money, Allah could be for love of God. It also can be despite your love of the goods of the money. So the lumea could be Alan math. So it has
both meanings. They give it out of love of God, but also they love the things they're giving. So it's it and that's the prophesy sin was as more of the Rosada. What's the best charity he said of those are the cantata sadaqa one Tashi one. So here on Shahan Mullen, Manuel Tasha fucka you know that you are the best is when you're
healthy you're sound because people on their deathbed you know will give it away right know when you're healthy and sound and you fear poverty.
You hoped for increase and you fear poverty. This crime is quite stunning and a hug be to relatives and orphans. Again, the most important when masa keen webinars Sybian and the wayfare and to the needy was sat at the needy here really are the beggars people who are asking
Will for rehab freeing the slaves and who are constant in prayer while commissar Ottawa Tezuka and who give alms for welfare and those who who fill their promises when they make them and who are patient and suffering adversity in hard times. So fit about say, well, the array was Sabrina, fit about say, well, the array we're in at best.
So Betsa is difficulty in your circumstances. Daraa is difficulty in your actual body. So they're patient when they have difficulty also, but second mean like fucker,
and poverty and also humiliation. Those difficulties Dora can mean here, moderate or zemana like chronic disease
Left chronic pain for those of us who have chronic pain, you know, people who have chronic pain know how difficult it is. And
traditionally those type people, you know, like my mother and father's generation, they didn't even complain. It didn't mention it to people, because they didn't want other people to know that we will make them feel bad. It's like, no, there's a there was a comedian who died a while back and he had cancer for 10 years. He never told anybody even his own family didn't know. Jana dolly
mentioned this to me because he liked this.
Nor McDonald, but he's he didn't tell anybody he was sick. And they asked him why when they found out his diet and he said he just didn't want to make anybody sad. You know, so there's people that they just they they suffer enduring. That's what it means enduring law, you know, patient enduring
Wanat badasses in war and jihad, but also hard times. They're all sound meanings, suffering adversity and hard times. They're all sound meanings. They are the truthful ones with Erica Latina.
Con, and then 254 Yeah, you hold it in.
The upcoming models are gonna come in Korea and yatta yatta levy on V with a whole Latin word Shahara. So there's
spend before that day comes there's no bartering. There's no friendship, there's no mediation, and it is the ungrateful who abused and oppress. And then this is the greats I said Corsi, the prophesy, Sam said it was the greatest verse of the one there, he asked him, What was the greatest verse in the Quran, he mentioned this and he struck him on
strike on his chest and said, you
know, congratulations on that knowledge. Because this really gets at the again the essence of the Quran is really a book about God from God about God
and goes back to God like he recites it the prophesy, Sam said, the best thing that you can give to God is what came from God. Which is the Quran. So it came from God it goes back to God.
exclamation mark, Allah, the and letter comesa today Hakuna Allah, Allah, Allah, the end of time will come into nobody says Allah, Allah, the you know, there is no god but though on the living the self subsistent these are two really important attributes of God. Drowsiness does not overtake him sinner is like just to not off just a not, does not overtake God nor sleep. Well, no, no who manifests somehow it will map it up. He possesses To God belongs what is in the heavens in the earth. Who could there be who can intercede with God? Montana, the Ishvara and the WHO elaborate Anthony who can intercede except by leave of God.
God knows what is in front of them and what is behind them. But they do not comprehend
anything of God's knowledge. What are you hate on to be che in the enemy? Illa be Masha, what's your Accorsi who the throne of God extends over the heavens in the earth and the preservation of them both is not oppressive to God is not a burden. Now you ood who doesn't weigh him down heavily Homer will adhere to all the
and then lay cravat, Dean comes immediately after that, once God's declared that it cannot have a dean. It's amazing. It's no compulsion in the religion or to veiners de Monterrey, it's clear. So if somebody is blind, you can't guide them unless they want guidance.
But if somebody just says Leave me alone, you have to leave them alone. For my neck for betta holds.
So whoever disbelieves in idle spa votes are things worshipped other than Allah, and believes in God and has taken hold of the most reliable handle that are automated with QA, which does not break for God is all hearing all knowing those who spend their wealth in the way of God and then do not follow what they spend with reminders of their generosity or with abuse of treatment. They have their Lord, they have their reward with their Lord and there's nothing for them to fear and they will not sorrow again, hope, kind and forgiving words are better than charity followed by abuse because there's people that are abusive with their charity. They could remind you of how much they helped lead to
monopoly Islamic and Betty La Jolla Munna and ecoman Hidalgo. Don't tell me how much you've done for this religion. That's what the Prophet was told to say to these Bedouin who are coming out we supported you we join your religion, you know, wanting something that Timon gnarliest and I'm gonna come Don't tell me
What a great boon your Islam is to this religion belly, but he loves him or not. And her dalkom No, Allah can remind you of his blessings to you. So and that's why my Nan has a negative term except for God. God has every right to remind us but when you remind other people and partly is because in reality, it's from God you were just a sub. So tell them what goodness you've done for them because in reality it came from God, it's just God has told us you know, we have to thank people and encourage people Yeah, you had another you know, I'm gonna let and then don't nullify your charities by reminders of your generosity or by abusive behavior
then many will other
as to those who spend their wealth to be seen by the people without believing in God in the last day and what that is like is a hearthstone with dust on it on which a heavy rainfall so it's just barren and there's nothing nothing comes out of it. The example those who spend their wealth seeking to please God and strengthen their souls is that of a garden or a no and that it's quite beautiful bla bla I mean I don't know if he's the first one to use that but it's a perfect term because I know is a you know the grassy knoll Dallas. There's a place where, you know, they think there might have been other gunmen. But it's called the grassy knoll because it's an elevated to eminent so a robber
is elevated. It's in English language. No, it can also mean no like the knoll of a bell, like now the death knell of the bell as not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee, but also ask not For Whom the Bell knows, it knows for the so no can also mean the ringing of a bell it's a verb to know the bell
the messenger and then this Hamdulillah we got to the end. So the Met guy wanted to get to at least finished Bukhara
the messenger of the Armand Rasul Bhima on zero ed. So the messenger believes he believes the Prophet when the Jewish rabbi came and gave his description of the story, he said, are meant to be a shadow near Rasulullah. I bear witness that I'm gonna measure its strength in his ima. Remember, when he got the message? He was troubled, he didn't know. And that was his sincerity. Who am I that was Who am I to get a message from God? Who am I?
And that's why it's so arrogant. You see these people that God spoke to me really, God
created the heavens in the earth, nor of the scene in the unseen spoke to you, what did he tell you?
I mean, it's like that is a sure sign of madness. And that's why the prophesy son was so troubled. But then look, here's the proof. This is what came out of him. It's not like somebody wandering around talking to himself, saying that God's speaking to him. I mean, this transformed the world. This transformed Western civilization. All these things that Western people see, they don't even know that it came from Ikara, this Mirrabooka, the hudec, all the mathematics, all the architecture, all the science, if you read George Soros, Hans multivolume, on the history of science, the first two volumes are all Muslim names.
this is what came out of God speaking to a man by their fruits, you shall know them, don't look at ISIS in the same way. You can't look at paedophilic priests, to determine what Catholicism is, you know, no, look at our civilization. Look at what the Muslims built. Look at look at the Taj Mahal. Look at the Alhambra Palace. What kind of people built those took a thorough note to doula arena founder of Atlanta inner authority, these are the remnants that we leave behind to tell you who we were. So after we're gone, look at what we have left behind. If you want to know who the Muslims were, look at what these people left behind. And those were people that were following this book,
and they were following our profit size and that's why they were given Tofik and when they die DVT is deviate and the prophesy Assam said you will deviate, you will follow the way of other peoples that went before you the Jews and the Christians and the other religions. He told us that and he warned us of that. And that's why Muslims have to make Toba
and so do all the for each believes in God and God's angels. Right one more me known we believe in Allah and His angels will could be water city and his books and his messengers land for recommend a hidden mineral Sorry, we don't make distinction. These are all prophets from God. And they say we hear and we obey some I know Aparna Oh, Ferghana. God I've been another great dua. Oh Fran ACARA Birna we are
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and then we asked him for what we know and what we don't know because sometimes we make mistakes, not even knowing what to
do not place on us a burden Rabbana whatever.
Muhammad to Allah, Allah danamon Sabrina, like you put on those who went before he would they had great burdens of piety and practice the Muslims we have it easy compared to the previous dispensations of what they had to do to get close to Allah. And we're in the latter days of this OMA, which it's even easier to get close to Allah subhanaw taala in these latter days, when so many people are turning away from Allah but I've been Allah to humble Nirmala barre better than RB and please our Lord do not make us carry that for which we lacked the strength. What for Anna? This is the drive letter cada Allah whom in the California Fire for Anna and Please grant us pardon Will
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Alhamdulillah so that is I've that's what I was hoping to how relevant our concept like stress syllable intonation pitch the Quran crustacean how do they affect the meaning is there a book explaining the politics of the Quran? You know, poetics we're using that term obviously I understand how he's using that term.
Because Quran is not poetry, but but it has in it in English poetry meaning beautiful language, not poetry, not shear. Right? So stress civil into intonation pitch, these are all very important in the Quran will move what are called the walk in interviewee, those are HD head. So those are the HD head of the camera.
And there are different issues you had. So you have different there are places where it's haram to stop obviously, because it will, it will affect the meaning. And in the house Quran it's very nice because they give you the little signal.
like not just don't stop here, right? Because you can corrupt the meaning of it.
Like the Houthi who said to the Prophet something and then he said this had healthy banter because he added a while where there shouldn't be. So
stress is very important syllable intonation all these things, when you get into deep Tajweed studies, the great aura of this OMA actually learned the mahkamah and recited the Quran based on the mahkamah. So the mahkamah ads are what traditionally in music theory are called modes, which are slightly different from key signatures. So in music, you have key signatures, but you also have modes. So you have these famous modes that have been identified, like the Doric mode, right?
The Phrygian mode, these are modes so like there's melancholic modes, like if you look at Irish music, it's, it uses melancholic modes. That's why when you listen to it, it's it's just not the jigs are very upbeat, but a lot of Irish music is very mournful. So so
the great masters of touch, we learned the modes, and they would recite the act they still do this, believe it or not, in fact, there's on on YouTube, there's actually a more Ed then from Turkey, who shows you the different mock comps that are used in the different prayers. So the Fajr he uses them upon to wake people up. And so this is how sophisticated our religion God was. They were using
the intonations to do that and stress. So raising the voice I mean one of the Sciacca neuron who Allah Hummel Allah
Are people very attracted to his recitation? That's those where he's going up and down those are all regulated so the stress will affect the meaning they will call for interesting because you have like a mama Humpty who Allahu Anna I mean I have no problem with this some people out from but he actually HIS WILL ofI said we're purely from cash that although cash according to FDA you can't use it for like you can't you can't use cash for the prayer time like to have a cash the prayer times in can't use it you have to do they go out and measure the shadow or now people just look at the prayer time
on their watch or they're gone, which they can end up praying at the wrong time. In any case, the will go for various like help the imam or Humpty his Moroccan, he has like a Lila walk Mina Layli Maya channel, it completely changes the meaning. So kalila they are a few Mina Layli Maya Geralyn they don't sleep at night. Whereas if you don't do what for there, it's a Lila Mina Laney Maya Geralyn they only sleep a small portion of the night so the stops can really affect the meaning of evil. I mean daddy khadki tabula ribe thi who the limit again, that's different from loughrea Buffy, and then who Delon Mota pain. So the works. It gives a lot of possibility for many, many
interpretations, which is really interesting. One aspect of the Quran, the names of Jacob's sons and wives are not in the Quran. does that information come from a yes. They're mentioned in our tough series that it comes out of the Bible. The Prophet SAW I sent him permitted us to, quote the Bible. And just he said, let's look at the womb, what I just said the comb. Don't be absolute. Don't deny it. And don't be absolute in its affirmation. But there are many useful things. There has been a modern trend amongst them or festoon to completely remove all of the SRL yet.
There is some benefit in that because a lot of the superstitions that got into the Tafseer came out of
the previous dispensations, but on the other hand, there's a lot of interesting things. How do we understand the Quranic verses give giving Glad Tidings to Jews, Christians, Jews and savings in the light of perennial thought. I mean, obviously, the perennial is like that verse.
I think, for me, the best thing that I've read on this subject is twice that a toughie, PA, which is Mr. Kozar, his book, that Allah Allah subhanaw taala is going to judge people, we're not judges, we can't say anybody's going to heaven and hell. The Quran makes it very clear that if people do this, this and this, they're going to hell. But in the end, there's something called what that what I eat, in our tradition, the word of Allah, Allah fulfills His Word in terms of his threat. If he does not fulfill his threat, it doesn't diminish him. Whereas if he if he didn't fulfill his promise, it would diminish him. So the example they give, if a ruler says to you know, some somebody in another
land, he said, Wallahi you they at the end, no, hula is banned. No, like, if he comes here, I'll slaughter him. And then the man comes and he forgives him. Nobody's gonna say all that he didn't fulfill his promise. They'll actually see it as a good thing. He said, Oh, he's a merciful ruler. Whereas if he said, Well, why they T, Lone Filipina, alpha dinar, and Annie, if he comes, I'll give him 1000 dinars. And then he comes he says, Sorry, not giving you anything. Everything is what a miser that guy was. Right? So Allah makes threats. He doesn't have to fulfill the threats. But he makes promises, and he has to fulfill the promise, although he has promised that he will fill
Jahannam so that's not a threat. That's a promise. So
people should be concerned about that. I'm trying to study Arabic to better understand the Quran. How long did it take you? I mean, I'm still learning Arabic. So
it's going on 44 years.
Arabic is the ocean.
you know, I still, I still study Arabic. I learned words. I learned a word today that I didn't know.
So it's the ocean, the Morita Peninsula Piltover RV 11. Nobody can learn all of Arabic except a prophet. So there's always something new to learn.
always something new to learn.
Yeah, I'm not. I didn't know Tamara meant for your hair to fall out.
I knew tomato which Oh, you know, there's in the Hadith that says
Is tomorrow which hoho to prophesy sums, His face changed like the car Tata Yara they say Tara era then like you know you can see that he was upset in his face but Tamara also means for your hair to follow Tamara shadow.
I didn't know that. So there's always something you learn
any other questions?
Understand the Quran as eternal means Viva see how many verses about Mizzou? How can those verses be applied in different scenarios then? Well remember that the Quran is in the Quran and Quran
in Quran keytab and Maknoon. Limassol and Mata Harun Quran is their own Maliki tab, which is the matrix of the book. So the Quran there are infinite possibilities with Allah's words the Allah says if the oceans were ink and forests were pan's the words of God would never be exhausted. So Allah could rearrange. She could I mean, it's just infinite possibilities out of 29 letters, Allah can Edie flam me? And then
that he could keep that but there are other possibilities. I mean, the there are infinite possibilities to the meanings that Allah could generate from from the Quran.
what do you think of the view by email, McCartney and other scholars and say the marine was one?
Yeah, that's been pointed out the some of them said Asya. Also,
the prophesy said mentioned about the Perfected Women, the command amongst the women.
I mean, Maryam is, you know, I, my understanding the what what I was taught the dominant opinion of the School of
appeal that I was taught is that the prophets are males.
And the reason for that is, is that the,
the position that Allah subhanaw, taala, has put the mail in the mail is a worm, and the mail has Adonijah. The male is Has Allah has given an authority to the male,
which doesn't diminish the female, and it shouldn't be seen like that. It's actually a tribulation for the male because it's, it's a, it's a big tribulation to be put into that position. So
but if she was a prophet, you know, we'll find out in the afterlife. I mean, this is a valid difference of opinion, the mature the dominant opinion, is that they're from the man. But clearly the angel spoke to her, which, I mean, that's, that's a revelation, certainly.
And there's a difference obviously, between the messenger and a prophet so the Rasul has the book or has a new Sharia, whereas the prophets are given revelation. So the idea that,
that she had revelation from God, I mean, that's clearly in the Quran. And that's why even has your I mean, many mentioned this, that they considered her to be amongst those who received prophecy.
Allah, Allah, Allah, you know, I,
the same position always to stick with the majority, and the dominant opinions are there for a reason. So that's, that's where we hold to inshallah Izaak Manoharan. Shall, I hope that you continue to support the college, when the last few days of Ramadan, even if you've already supported it, maybe you could think about giving a second one just out of
a desire to see more that we can do, the more you help, the more we do, the garden project that has to be specified. We don't use any of your donations for things that somebody might think that's extravagant, or why are they doing that, and they should use their money more wisely. And that's a valid opinion. I've thought about that, too. But my goal is about Dawa and about making this religion again, as attractive as it should be. And that's one way that people are attracted. It's a way to, it's like honey, you know, to bring
to to attract people with beauty. And then then you can explain to them what the religion is because we have a lot of
bad information about our religion, in this country and around the world. And we need to work better. You know, another thing I've been thinking a lot about is we really need to have more outreach to the Hindu community in the United States. Because the Hindutva is a very serious problem. And the Muslims are really under threat. In many places where there are there are extremists is always ignorance because
As educated, I know that educated Hindus that really understand their religion must be horrified by a lot of what's happening. And it's really important not to collectivise people, and not to generalize about people, but to really, to recognize that there's good people everywhere. I mean, we have
a Hindu lady that's helped us every year with taxes. She's a really good lady. And she's all, you know, just a really sweet lady, and I have no reason to have any animus towards her at all. On the contrary, she's been very helpful to men, so I feel gratitude. And, you know, and I think that's the way we should be with people is just judge people, by the content of their character, not by the,
the creed that they happen to follow.
Because there's a lot of bad Muslims, you know, and, and then there's a lot of good people outside of Islam. And it's really important just to acknowledge that and to recognize the goodness in people. And I think in doing that, we're truer to the nature of our religion, and certainly truer to the nature of our Prophet size and who's Rama Linda Alameen. He was a mercy to all the worlds and we were set we'll call it in NASA Husna speak nicely to people Sharla Zachman lowfat and Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh what else it in that incentive if you're closer Elon Edina and why middle Saudi has also been happy with was over the summer sabbatical and we're having to go shadow on the
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