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Analysing the Lives of the Prophets 19_ Ibrahim Part 1 by Shaykh Hasan Ali
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Brothers and sisters who are listening. We start from Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam in this Masjid.
And Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was one of the greatest prophets that allowes origin has sent to this as In fact, he is next to Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam in terms of rank. So Prophet sallallahu wasallam comes first there after you've got very much RAM there after you've got the other prophets. For example, musala salam, a Salah Salem new Hala, Salam. and thereafter you've got the other prophets. So there are five prophets that are known as the oola as they are known as the the prophets of absolute determination. So they're determined to do whatever Lazarus has told him to do. other prophets are like that, but these are more so. So Lazarus Allah said in hollowgram tilaka
rasuluh Fabiana Baba Humala, but there are certain prophets, I've given them a set of messengers, I've given them a rank over others. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam is one of those prophets who has got a great Frank and his run comes because of a lot of sacrifice that he has made for Allah azza wa jal say, the sacrifices that he made, they were thrown at him throughout his entire life. So right from a young age, all the way to old age, he has sacrificed and sacrificed so for example, we will be discussing, when he's early at his early age, Allah gave him the inspiration to try and challenge the challenge the
people or his his own people for the for the profits that they have for the for the different things that they were doing. One of the things they were doing was that they were worshipping the idols. And he challenged them. He challenged his father, he later on he challenged his, his whole homeland he left he left his whole homeland, that was another sacrifice. He was challenged to a king.
And he even challenged the king. Later on, he came to my karma karma, allows wizard told him to sacrifice his son and he went, he went further. to sacrifice his child he built the Kaaba with his
son, his mother, smiler Sarah, Sarah, and later on Allah azza wa jal, he challenges him again and says, oh, Ibrahim at the age of 18, you can imagine a man at the age of eight years old, they say that he lived about 120 years. But at the age of 18 years old, Allah azza wa jal, he told him to circumcise,
get himself circumcised. So you can imagine what he did at the age of 80. This is a side hobby, he took a tool and he actually circumcised himself. Now, you're not going to meet many men across the world who are that brave without any local anesthetic without anything to actually do that? and allows you to Jalla said wayville tala Ibrahim Marabou be kalimat. In fact, a mon Allah azza wa jal, he tested his his, his 70 brahmastra salam, many times and he came out passing the test that he put into and that's when Allah said to him in New Jersey, Luca Lena semana This is Surah Baqarah. I am going to make you a leader of all people, because of all these tests that allowes threw at him, and
he passed each one each one is that I'm going to make you a leader of all people. And then he said woman giulietti worry about my progeny.
analyzer said that the volley mean are those who are presses will not receive the same, the same status as an incident salon. What does that mean? That means that from his progeny, there's going to be those who are the best some of the best men whom mersin Allah said from them, there are some great people I love.
And from the progeny of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, they're going to be those who are disastrous, or those who are clearly oppressing, and who are his progeny. So if you look, he had his hands on a certain certain
As as a child, but he also had his murder lesson as a child, these are his two sons. And from those two sons, he gets his entire race from one side is our salon every single profit that came to this earth.
After Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was from his seed, every single prophet that came was has got a link to his seed. And so the few that we've done summarized the few beforehand and so on. They they are prophets which are pathway before him but most of the prophets they pass through to prophets, most of them there are no Holly Salaam, and Ibrahim Allah. So Allah has praised both in the Quran and he said Ming Lee Hema, from the from the progeny of both these prophets. I have made all the other sort of prophets come through, except for obviously Adam alayhis salam Salam who came before them, maybe she's, but he's mentioned is not in the Quran. But only Adam and I said, I'm out of all
of them. He doesn't go through this, see, because he's the father of all human beings. But you have Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, and before he knew how Islam and they are the fathers of all the prophethood that that came on this earth. So anyway,
here we have Ibrahim al Islam.
He is he is a person whom Allah is giving a nurturing. So he grows up where does Allah place him? Allah places him in the household of one of the worst people in the entire city of Babylon. So this is Babylon, Iraq.
As we know, the city of Babylon Sana in Iraq, between footrot or Euphrates and digitala. The two rivers between that summer along there, we had no there was the place of environment, a solid solid, some say this was 4000 years before.
Isa 4000 years before he started Sarah, and some say it was about 1700 years or 1800, the one ration 1900 another one 2000. Right. So you got different durations. But those who have said it's 4000 years before he started Sam musallam comes about 2000 years before a salad salon. And Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam comes about 500 years after he said I said I'm but we are about 2000 years between between us. And a salad salad is 2000 years between a salad syrup and musasa is approximately 2000 years, and between Musashi RAM and a rhinoceros RAM, there's about another 2000 years. So that makes it about 6000 years before this date. Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam is born in Babylon weighs a bone.
He is born in the household of the idol maker, whose name is acid.
As a is the name of the item maker. And he is the one making the items that you can imagine where he is born.
If it was any other thing you think about it, if it was any other place, you would have said it's better for a profit to be born there. But Allah azza wa jal makes his prophet be born in that house. Why? Because he wants him to be at the center of the entire infrastructure, the whole infrastructure of all the idols are rotated around. Many people find that the idol maker is as he's making the items. And he wants it to be born in that house. Why?
Because as a bride, my son was born in that house. And he starts to see what his father's doing. He's seeing his father, taking clay, taking other items, taking stones. And then from there, he's making, he's building these idols. So erotism has seen madness he's seen
from outside, they come into his house, they, you know, molded, whatever happens, his father makes them, then the father sells them or takes them to the temple. The temple puts them in there and people started worshipping them. So you can imagine what's happening in the mind not this is not the mind of every child because any child would be born inside that you wouldn't just straightaway challenge. Now from this, what do we learn? Because this is all about analyzing the lives of the prophets, Allah himself from this ruler, and one of the first things is wherever you're born, you're born for a reason.
wherever you've been born, you've been born for a reason. So don't think that your your birth hasn't been calculated by Allah azza wa jal.
He's made you strategically be born in a place Now you might think, okay, I've been born in the house. What are the house studies? What role did I play in my life? You know, this is a question that might go through certain people. You don't know what you've actually played until Allah
Have you described what you did? There have been many men in history who have done a lot of things, many women and so on whom Allah has never mentioned in the Holy Quran, whom Allah has never mentioned in the Scriptures, but they will be revealed on the Day of Judgment. You only know Abraham and Sarah because what Allah has said, Now, wherever you go in your life, like a brand, a salon was actually a band he was he was banished from his homeland in Iraq, because of what he did. Now, you might see that as you know, this is really bad. But what happens a lot takes the hate and the goodness that is reminiscent of some has to another land to Makkah, macabre, Malaysia. So don't look
at it as you've been born. You've got certain circumstances that force you out of your place, and you're going through a disaster. No, that is not the case. That is not the case. So don't make that mistake. So let's come back to grandma's house and one of the first things Allah says about he says, wala cada attina Ibrahima Yahushua. Allah azza wa jal says this is in Surah Al ambia surah number 21.
Ayah number 56. Allah azza wa jal says that I have given Ibrahim Alayhi Salam
before beforehand. Now what is rushed, rushed means an understanding that is based upon guidance. There's there's differences here. One is that you've got knowledge, people can acquire knowledge is fine. And one is that you're able to have hikmah and wisdom. And one is that you got rushed, and a guidance in the decisions that you make. rushed is a guidance in a decision that you make. Now this word rush is interesting.
When you have knowledge, you know about things you know about things. When you have hikma and wisdom, you know how one knowledge is linked to another knowledge, which makes you which makes you know, what to do at a certain time. Alright, so let's give an example.
If you know for example,
if you know, and it's in your knowledge that
you can, you're a person who can actually study is fine.
And you're a person by studying you go and you study your knowledge, and you go to university. So now your knowledge says to you, that while you're in university, what are you supposed to do, you're supposed to the study and so on. And your knowledge says to you that you're supposed to remain religious. Right? So that's knowledge. But those people who are able to see that knowledge and you know, that other knowledge is okay, I've got these friends here, I've got peer pressure here, I've got, you know, timetable. Here, I've got, you know, these are all knowledges I've got knowledge of peer pressure, or knowledge of my exams, have a knowledge of my, my timetable, of studying and so
on, I've got to go to the class at this time, all knowledge is all knowledge. But for a person to actually link it all together and say, Look, I'm going to prioritize, I'm going to give priority to my Salah on my, you know my prayer over some of these things, then this is going to be wisdom, this person is now wise. So when Allah azza wa jal has said in the Holy Quran, if you look in the Holy Quran in Surah Surah, you will find that Allah azza wa jal has said latok Rosina knowledge is that you know Zina is wrong the persons in university he knows Xena is wrong is haram. That's knowledge.
But wisdom is not to even go close to the pathway of Xena so the person avoids going into certain areas that might lead him to fornication, adultery, so he makes a you know, he has he knows what Zina is, he knows where the girls are. He knows where the where we know what what parts were areas people are and so on. He knows what times they go to, and he tries to put it all together connected so that his wisdom tells him not to even go near it. Allah says in the Holy Quran Valley kameena O'Hara la karamba communal hikmah first Allah said 15 things in the Quran you can check it out and Shannon Surah Surah from that is number 23 onwards. Surah is Surah is his 17th surah of the Quran 15
things Allah says and all I've got time to discuss all of them. But I'm giving you one example from there. Xena is something we know is wrong. Adultery is wrong. But for a person to actually not even go near it. That is hikma that is wisdom. All right.
That is wisdom. Allah says that after the 15 things he says this is hikmah This is wisdom. But anyway, what is Russian now? What did Allah give you Wrangler someone got another thing which result
which is what
When you're actually doing something to know that you're doing the exact right thing, and to do it at the right time, and to have that notion of making a judgement yourself, from your own mind and your own intellect at a particular time, that is Russia. So when has been been discussing the Holy Quran, Allah, we're gonna discuss this in sort of Nyssa. Susan is the fourth fourth suit of the Quran, you looking after about the first page and about
sort of five or six, you find that allows me that says, Those orphans whose wealth is with them, whose wealth is that the father's died, and somebody is taking care of the wealth.
But but they often let's say, for example, I'm the uncle, I'm taking care of my nephews and their orphans, then their dad, who is my brother, he passed away, let's just say that that's the case. What happens is these often they've got their wealth, they don't know how to spend their wealth. And Allah has said that some of them may be super hot, some of them may be foolish. They're very naive. They don't know what to do. Like if you gave the money that go out there and somebody wants to take money often they probably give it away. You know, kids, sometimes they don't know what they're doing with their money. So allows them as I said, don't give them that money until you see them that
they've got rushed, rushed means now they're able to know themselves. What is the value of this money? When should I spend it? Where should I spend it? How should I spend it? What amount of that money should I spend? This is good intelligence. Now, some people are above the age in terms of their rush and the internal mentality. This is a internal mental. So for example, you might find a 12 year old and a 12 year old will actually think like a 14 year old or a 15 year old. Alright, so this 12 year old is ahead of his age, his mental age is different from his physical age, and you always get this. Sometimes it's the other way around. The boy is 12, but he's acting like an eight
year old. Right? You get that as well. Sometimes you find a 30 year old man, sometimes 40 year old man and they still act like a 20 year old man. Or a 25 year old man, sometimes you find it the other way. 25 year old man is acting like a 40 year old man. Now regarding Ibrahim Ali salaam, salaam alaikum. Allah azza wa jal said a lot of things that he gave him, but one of those things he said to him is that he gave him rushed, which is that he was a person who knew from beforehand, what are the exact judgment he's supposed to make? Now normally when is rushed received from people, normally it's received at the end of your teenage years 17 1819 that's when people get the roost. That's when
people get the good understanding of you know what I know what I really need to do right now. Why am I saying that? Because the Quran in Surah Nisa, where Allah has mentioned it, this rushed, Allah, the mufa serien have given to see and they've said that normally at the age of about 1718, and so on, that's when they will get this rushed. And this good understanding of how and when to spend their wealth and money. Ibrahim, when I saw Sam at a very young age, we're talking about seven years old, he's already questioning and what are his questions? His questions are, he's going around the city, he's the son of the idol maker. And he goes around the city and he sees people worshipping
idols, and they're giving it you know, items and things and they're giving it even wine. They're putting wine at the feet of the idols, and they're putting other items. And you know, as you probably aware of it, what happens is that these items they put there, they come back the next day, and they don't find them there. And they say why did you see that the idols are distributed the, the, you know, foods that they got, the reality is what some man came, who looks after the temple, he came in the night, he took loads of food for himself loads of alcohol and other things for himself. And he benefited from all the money and that's what happens. And even if you go to these
mazars across the world, unfortunately, this is the case that there's mafias that control them, Ramesh, is that control money. If you're a person who goes to mazars, who believes in massage, I'm gonna ask you that you stay there for a little while. And you observe what is happening throughout day and night, throughout the times, possibly when they don't want you to be around. That's when you really want to be there. Right and see what is going on anyway, is not the time to get into all those discussions. What happens is a brand new set of artists or something goes wrong, he sees them worship idols, and they've got a massive temple. And in this temple, this temple is full of idols
from beginning to end. And there are big idols, small idols, all sorts of idols and he visits that he goes out and he starts asking people questions, and this form is rushed his early intelligence that allows dividends he says to his people,
You know, he challenges them one day to come out. So he comes out with them as a young man.
And this is the wish we not only idols they worship in some of them are worshipping stars, some of the marshmallow trees, some of the worship stones, some of them worship, the moon, some of them worship the sun, some washing all sorts of, you know, things, you wouldn't be surprised if some guy was worshipping his wife, you know, I don't know. lalala. But anyway, the case was like some people in this day and age, you know, they might not be worshiping anything other than Allah. But you know, they have certain things that they must bow down to, you know, saying like, yeah, so what happens is, he questions and how does the question he takes, he goes out with him one night, and you know,
one night, what they must have been doing throughout the night is of the star worshipers, they must gather together, you know, when the stars are going to come out, they're going to start showing the worship and the gratitude, the stars, and stars are those things which people even till today take seriously, because the stars have certain signs, and they tell you certain things, they know, the whole astrology and things like that, you know, telling your fortune and all that comes based on some of that. So what happens is that they come on a night, and then they're waiting for the stars and he comes out with them. And this is recorded in the Holy Quran, in Surah. Al anon. The sixth
pillar of the Quran is a beautiful passage, where every man has solid salam, he asks them and he says, you know, when they will come out, he comes out with them. And he says, I have no basis is this really my road? freely swallow, okay? To stand with them. And they are doing the worship and fall ama a fella. What happens at the moon comes out. And when the moon comes out, you know what happens that you can't see the stars,
because the stars could dim because of the Big Planet of the moon that comes up. So you Brian and Sarah Sarah, he said, Is this my Lord, I you can show this is my lord this, this is my Lord, for the stars have left us, how can they be our Lord, when something bigger is there, and has made the other things go dim?
So then the moon worshipers were there amongst them. So he waited. He said, I have up he said, so. So this is the Lord
is his to do okay, he stood there. Until by the
morning, what happens is, you find that the sun comes out. And when the sun comes out, you know, he makes another statement. He says, if this is my Lord, and my lord actually has gone from here, all the way down there, and when down and left us, then I'm going to be lost. If I if my lord left me and gone all the way around and finished and left me then I'm going to be one of those losers. I'm going to make error if I take that my Lord, and he said,
October. He said, this is the biggest one. This could be my Lord. Right now he waits for the sun to rise. And you know, when the sun sets back in his place, back to the to the west. That's when he makes the statement. He says to them, he says
Allah Jaco Jaco, my people in me, bury me metricon I am completely completely free of all these associations you're making with these notes. I'm free from Allah, how can this be my lord again is left me in me with what God loving. I turned my face,
my own face towards the one who has created all of this, who's created the heavens and the earth hanifa I completely turned to him without having to turn to anything else. The honey badger is a beautiful word, which means that he's got his complete direction towards Allah azza wa jal with his mind with his body, everything towards Mama, Mama, and I'm in a machine, and I am not of those who are associating partners with Allah. Now Allah then says waha, yahoo home, his people start to have new to disputations with him. What on earth is this boy Brian doing? Why is he telling us that this is not this is not right. So what a salon salon would do is that he would go into the, into the
temple. So first, you know, I'm trying to put this in a logical sequence. So as he's growing older, he starts going into the temple and he starts to tell the people in the temple now first you could imagine that is outside of the temple, but then he comes inside the temple, and he starts to challenge them inside. And in challenging them. He has his art most other and respect and this
What you got to understand?
And this is a very big chapter here in the Quran, very big lesson.
So when he challenged them with the sun and the moon, all that what was he doing? He was using logic. He was trying to appeal to his people with their own logic that Come on, use your reasoning to get out of this, what is that teachers teach us? This teaches us that any person who has made any wrong, whether you know, if you feel that they are in the wrong, you got to appeal to the reason why, because a man is something which is, where is the man brothers? If I told you, where is your man, where would you point one? Point yourself? Where is the man?
You're all saying here, here, a man is here. Yes, he man is not here.
Now remember this, if you've got anyone who believes in anything, whether it's a non Muslim, who believes in something that is wrong, or a Muslim, that has been misguided into going to some of these muscles and worshipping the graves or whatever, their Eman is here. And then logic is here. Now what happens is the logic is the thing that guides a person's beliefs. But what happens is, first of all, a person believes in. First of all, a person believes in a set of beliefs. And after the set of beliefs, these beliefs be, you know, they start to think about the beliefs. And after they think about the beliefs, they make them solid, and it actually settles in Saudia belief
actually settles from the heart believes comes from the heart. Believing process comes from here from the mind. So you have to first know that Allah is one and there is no other one that is equal to him or worthy of worship. And that's La ilaha illAllah, you have to know like the law, then you say it with your tongue, and you believe it with your heart. But the actual belief is here, once you've known it. Now, what happens is when people are coming to believe they are first logically, they are trying to assess and trying to analyze this whole belief. Is it true? Is it not true? Should I believe it? Should I not? What about this other argument? What about the other argument?
What about this other than what happens? There's a logical process to try and verify the information that is going through human being? Once they've verified it? they've accepted it, they think, yeah, that's right. I've done my research. I've thought about it, then the person then takes it inside and it becomes faith inside the heart, and they lock it inside. Now, here's the danger. The danger is that if the person has locked his belief inside his heart,
you can't just go up to him and say, you're believing something wrong?
Because he's, he man is in his heart. And in his heart, he are his emotions, yes or no. So if you go and tell him you believe in something wrong straightaway, who are you?
What are you saying? We're voting? What do you mean? I'm, I'm doing something. Oh, no, no, that's that's wrong. Bob, Bob is wrong. The Haram Haram, Haram.
Haram, haram to him means don't do it, you're doing something wrong. You've given him the hokum or the judgment. But what you haven't given him is what
reason, logic reason, if you don't reason with him, that lock cannot open. Because to open that lock, and to request the faith, that faith needs to be assessed by what?
Once on logic. So don't try and get a person to assess it while they've locked inside the house is a very big lesson here. Because you know why? A lot of brothers out there, they try and give Dawa and they don't understand to get the person to understand to reason, and to reason with what with the absolute other and respect. You got to respect people first. If you look at Grandma, Sam, when he goes to his people, he respects them. And I'm going to tell you another passage, you know how he respects them. When he goes to his father, later on, he respects him. And there's a lot of other men respect he gives his father when he's telling him Father, what are you doing? Right? Why am I
mentioning this to you? Because across the world, you will get these Muslim brothers who say it wrong, you know, go there, you know, so. So
now this so now, why are you doing that because you're using your own, you know, you're using your emotions, to get to that person because you're not connecting with them with logic at all. Most people who do this, unfortunately, their minds are narrow, their minds are already narrow, and they want to go there. They want to beat people up. They want to kill people. There have been incidents, and I'm not taking names here because I don't want to cause you know, a rift here. There are people who've gone out in history, and they've gone to some of these mazars where people are worshipping the graves which is wrong. We know we know it is wrong, but they've gone there with the swords and
Actually beheaded them while they're in servitude to the graves and soul that beheaded them. This is having two to 300 years ago. And there's been repeats of this, of violence and so on towards these people, but you don't come to these people, and you don't come and show your violence and things straightaway, what you want to do is you want to reason. And if you reason with them, there is a way of them understanding cooperating. So what does he do? He reasonably says, Look, if this if these stars are your Lord, then you guys must be wrong. Because that moon there makes your stars disappear. If you're looking for these wonderful lights in the sky, then you must read at nighttime,
you must be wowed by the moon when it comes out. So why are you guys worshipping the stars when you should be accepting their God? If logic tells you this is the case, then the stars can be your gods, it must be the moon, because they really onto something big man, the whole moon when you look at it in the sky is beautiful. Right? Then then after a while he says, No, you guys. You know what? If you worship in the moon, I'm not so sure. Because these are the guys who worship in the sun. Wow. I mean, you know, the moon is bright in the night, that's fine. It lights up the world, you know, to certain degree. But when the sun comes out, you don't know even if the moon is out, you don't see
the moon. So you guys lose your argument. And these guys, they've got something super, because this is the biggest is the biggest thing that you see out there. And then what he does is when the sun goes down, he says, well, hang on me, you guys, do you worship the sun? How come? The sun goes down? You know, the sun is leaving you? How can I load leave you? That's the logic, how can a load leave you if you've got a load and unload watching you, then the sun's gone down, or the moon's disappeared. They're not watching you anymore. They're not with you anymore. You can't have a load or a god, that leaves you. And that's why he said I turned towards the one who's always watching me,
which is a loss of a job. Now there's a lot of logic inside here. So what is done is even if he hasn't converted them, this is the other thing. Even if he hasn't converted them, he's placed the seeds of doubt he agree with no, this is this is one thing that you got to understand if you go some sometimes to try and talk to so let's say for example, you've got a family member, and you they're doing something on Islamic and you want them to come to the Islamic way. I know many people out there, they've got this, and you try to get them to come to the right way. Number one is trying. Try and appeal to their logic, don't lose your temper. The moment you lose your temper on them. That's
when you got emotion towards emotion. You've got your emotions here, his emotions there, and his emotions are gonna get hot, your emotions gonna get hot. There's no reasoning here. It's just like, Who are you when you say, get over that don't come to Don't talk to me. Now I'm telling you, it's hard. You're gonna go john, you're gonna do this. And you do, and you're trying to cause this thing. This is the only thing that really guides the people. And if you don't get that reasoning, you will lose it. The other thing he does is that he has a lot of patience, a lot of patience. Now, when you give him power, you need patience, and you don't need this much. You need a lot somebody said to me,
when I went to Hajj the first time around, I think it was the first time somebody said to me this and I will never forget this statement. He said he said you go to Hajj. I said yes. He said, Take this much sub patient with you. Because take this much he put both of his arms out like this.
He said by the time you come back, you're gonna have that much left.
And you're gonna come back and have that much left. And he was right. You know, the amount of bar hustling, busting all that you get over there and a lot of things that go wrong over there. In in 6 million people, 5 million people, when you come back, you seriously needed to take that much patience. And you'll only come back with that much. And with that I'm gonna say you know, with our, you need a lot of patience. And you need to make sure that you have still you know, the end of the day, there's a love, there's a love, that must not be broken. And there's an understanding of a person who's trying to give Dawa to call them towards the deen. They know you care for them. As long
as they know you care for them, they will still have a heart to listen. And if on top of that, you talk to them nicely. You talk to them with logic and reasoning. You talk to them sensibly, you talk to them with a nice tone of voice, then there's a way of them accepting you. And if even if they don't accept you, they you have placed inside them the seeds of doubt of what they're doing. So they at least it will play in their mind. Don't tell me it's not going to play in their mind. It will play in their mind and they will think somewhere even if they're sitting on the toilet seat.
You know the toilet seat
You think you just talked to the leadership when you say the toilet seat is a place when people think
it's a good place to think. You don't need to say that I literally allow her once somebody asked him a question. And he said, Wait, and see the rally went, and he relieved himself. And when he relieved himself, he came back. And when he came back, he said, I have your answer right now. Because when you relieve yourself, you got nothing else to do. You can just think, and it's a very good, good time to think about things that you wouldn't otherwise do. But we've got a problem these days, people to not take the smartphone inside the toilet.
Seriously, people take the smartphone inside toilet, and now they sit in there and they want to browse around on the thing on the phone, while inside the inside the toilet, I'm telling you toilet is a place where you can actually think as a good place to relieve yourself is really your mind as well, because you can think about things just while you're there. When you've given data to that person, even if they go to the toilet, they would have at least taught or at least thought of it over their driving, they would have thought of it somewhere or another you put the seeds of that inside them. And sometimes what happens is the seeds of that collect.
And after a long while, it makes a person to you know, what is it? I'm surrounded by so many arguments. I'm wrong. I can't do this and it makes a person want to change, right? So what is Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam ala
rasulillah salam, he goes into the temple. And as he goes inside, he sees them worshiping and Ibrahima Sarah, Sarah. This isn't suited to Shara.
Surah, number 26. And number 75 to 82 and number 75 to 82. So what he does is irregular. He says on a Macintosh tablet and he says, Do you guys, do you guys? Are you actually like, concentrating on? What is it that you're actually worshiping here?
Now look at all right, do you see what you're worshiping? He's getting them to focus on, you know, like you've got Imagine you're worshipping? No, we don't do this. But imagine a person is worshipping an idol. A person's emotions are high. They believe that these statues are doing things for them. They believe that you know what the goodness happening in their life is because the last time they came to this temple, they made the you know, sadakazu praises to those gods and things happen because of that. So irregular Salaam Salaam is saying, Do you see what you're actually worshiping? And he gets them to see in one place of the Quran he tells them he says
MADI Timothy, he says, What are these? What are these statues and these paintings because they even made painting statues and pieces of art that they had, which they would stand for very long periods of time in front of hockey food they used to standing in front of them. So what happened is when he broke his arm, he questioned them, he said to not what is it in front of you? And he asked them he said, Do you actually do they actually listen to you? Yes. Did they? Did they listen to you? Now this is logic, with your logic, you're gonna say, you know, either you're gonna stay quiet, or you're gonna say no, he says, Do you I did actually see you, our young founder come out to the room
to they actually benefit you or do they actually harm you? So tell me Do they directly do this job if you actually physically or in any way you believe that the dirt will do this to you? And then he goes on he says to them, well, these are those who are on the opposite side of the vein, know whom I do leave a lot of me
because I don't see these gods that you believe in feeding people benefiting people harming people. I don't see them as the cause because Don't forget he grew up in a household where his father was taking mud and he was making these items from the desert. I don't see that these benefits you in that way. He then said to them, what do I see? Is the Alma de Hala Pani for who God the Lord of the worlds He is the one who has created me and he is guiding me. Well levy Who are you? emoni way has been he's the one who feeds me food not these gods. And he's the one who gives me water by either Maurice tofa who Estrin when I'm ill, I turned to Rabbul aalameen I turned to Allah and I get cured.
So here's me in your city I've grown up I turn to Allah and I get cured when I turned to him only a no other God. So why is it that you you people, you know, do you really get the benefit from these gods? One levy you mean to me so my your head and the one who's going to cause me to die and he's gonna bring me back alive again. Now here is telling them about the afterlife. Well let the utma virally hottie Akiyama Dean and I the one whom I have hoping that is going to
You know, forgive my mistakes on the day of judgment on the day of the conference. Now, what he's doing here again is appealing to their logic. Look at this, do you believe in this degree benefit did leave harm and so on? So for example, you're trying to give power to somebody? Why is it Why did you ever sell salad salad talk about benefit and harm? Because benefit and harm? Are those two things that the whole world rotates around the human being?
If you think about it, why do you do what you do? Why do you go for a job? Because the job is going to benefit you?
Why do you
You know what, why do you close the doors at night? Because you're you saving yourself from harm? Why do you make sure that you know you, you put oil in your car, because if you don't, then you're gonna be stuck somewhere without petrol and so on. So you you will save yourself from harm and the benefit is that you go from place a to be benefit and harm are those things that are crucial to every single human being in everything that they do in this entire world. Now he's trying to get the logic to think that look, where is your benefit coming from? Where's your harm coming from? Think yourself. Now, of course, these people are in the temple, they're not thinking at all. They're not
making any response to him. So what he then does is, as he's making his questioning to them,
he feels and this is the rooster Allah gives him the guidance Allah gives him he feels what he needs to do is he needs to prove a point to them. And his point is going to be a fire actually break these idols back to the the clay and the earth in the stone there with then I want to see what happens is I told them to they listen to the here, do they benefit, okay, so he devised a plan. When he devised a plan first, he went back to them, he says, He says, said to them, this is in Surah, Al ambia. And under 51 256. He said to them,
what are these things that you stand long periods of time for him from them? Why do you seem that they said Why did not Abba and Allah RBD we found our forefathers doing this? He said Locke had come to come to Antigua, confused. He says, I must say that you you and your fathers have been on a clear error. This is wrong.
This is wrong. You've been unclear. So they turned around to them. They said, tenable Huck, I'm Anthony lobby.
Have you come here to be serious? Or are you are you having a laugh? Are you playing around? Are you are you are you mocking inside this temple? Are you being serious? Are you are you joking? Are you having a laugh? Are you playing around? Are you messing around? So that's when he said to them? by Rob boo boo samovar tea will Allah de facto Nirvana Allah Valley. He said, your load really is the load of the of the heavens and the earth. And I am a witness to all of this. They thought you know, what, if they could dry that really give this kid a proper beating, but they can't. Why?
Because he's the son of the idol maker. You know, he's and how does Allah do this Rasulullah saw so if you look later on, he is born in the best household of the entire clan of Makkah. He's born in Croatia, he's born in Hashimi he is born, as the grandson of Abdulmutallab is like, wow, you couldn't get a better family and a better place to be born. And the Prime Minister is given that so that he's given natural protection. So they can't do anything to him, but they let him go. So what do he does?
He says, Okay, I've got something I'm gonna do.
Now, they've got a big festival coming and this festival is they're all gonna go out and they're all going to go and have you know, a lot of, you know, you could call it like a carnival be carnivals on them once a year, they have this. And they asked Ibrahim alayhis salaam to come that year to the to this festival. And he just looked up at the stars.
And he said, You know, I'm not really feeling now.
I'm not really feeling that well. Now, this part he said, I'm not really feeling well, I'm gonna cover this later on. What he really meant is he wasn't really ill, as in physically ill, but he was mentally ill. His mental illness was that his people are worshipping these idols. And he he just can't take it anymore that they're doing this. So he's feeling down inside. And that's a misuse referring to about this particular thing. I'm going to talk to you later on. But now let's get to the actual story itself. What happens is that he turns around from them and he goes back home, all of them go towards the festival, or the kind of Lego and he Brian when I saw Sam is alone. So what
he then then does is that he makes his way towards the temple, all alone, young boy, with an axe in his hand. He goes to the temple and he also takes some food and it takes some water. He goes right in front of the idols and he says
To the idle number one he says Hey, hey, yeah? Eat Eat.
Eat man eat Carlo. Highlight a, you know like for the talk in your own language Hey Jason drinkin
eat no ring. Okay.
So you put it all down he takes the axe says you know eat you know drink
he's gonna have some trouble
so when he doesn't he doesn't drink he takes his
big one and that smashed up he moves the second one is a Hey, eat, eat, drink, not drink no problem
and he smashes that one his match the next one and he uses his same thing to each of the idols in Smash, smash, smash smash smash until he comes to the big one.
The big one was very big. It wasn't smashable. But he devised another plan. He didn't want to smash all of them. Because if he smashed all of them, that they've got no way of finding out who did this. So what he did is he climbed the big one took the axe and put it around the neck, right, tied it around the neck. He came all the way back climbed all the way back, down and even home. Now the place is full of smashed idols, all over this broken idols. Now, you could imagine those people when they came back to that temple, what they going to think they came in and they were absolutely horrified. They still stunned they looked at it, they thought,
who on earth did this? Now this is like you coming to the masjid and you finding that the whole place has been vandalized. Imagine the whole year sometimes they haven't said must've Allah protect our mosquito. Sometimes these guys, sometimes they come out, they put a pig's head on. They've done this in the past, they put a pig's head on the member the broken inside, or they put a pig's head outside and so on. And you know, it's desecrating the place of worship. Now,
he realized that something has broken the idols his left, and they start questioning said, Who did this? Who did this? Who is he?
Who come on? And they said, Well, you know, we've heard this little young man, his name is that they say fatter and fatter. And fatter is a person who's just below probably the age of 12. Because shab sharp is the next age. He come from 12 to about 25. So he was quite young. And they said, you know that one that you know who's named Ibrahim, maybe he's done too. So they said it to be here. I'm bringing him here right now in front of everybody. And we're going to question him.
So imagine the rage of these people who bought amaze summon him, he came inside.
And they said to him, you know, if
you did this without God's plan, did you feel God's?
Now he said, Listen, you know, where the axes? So? The big one there? Yeah, that big one may be just a big one.
Maybe he know what's going on? You know? Yeah. What they say is this two ways he possibly did this. He either pointed to the idle, idle with his big finger.
I mean, the big one, as the big one. Or what he did is he put his back towards the he put his back towards the idle. Right? And he said, is pointing towards his own shoulder. He said, you know, the big one big one, meaning himself, asked him.
And they obviously thought he's pointing towards the idol. Whichever way he was, again, this is a second statement. I'm going to come to you later on to tell you something about this, but this is not the time.
So when he said that, this is the big one.
They and he said gonna ask him ask him, Look,
you know, he's a god, he must have known what happened all the little gods, you know, never been a bad you know,
whatever happened. So God has done so now they know kids who are allowed to see him they
put their heads down,
and their heads came down now Subhan Allah loves him. You know, the Quran is a beautiful book. It teaches us the whole science of body language. Quran teaches the whole science of body language, because imagine that they will first their heads up, and when they realize that this boy has got an argument, they can't mess with the kind of person
What they did is they just put the headset on and see the body language.
What does that show you?
the kind of answer and it shows what and what else. They've got some doubt about this show.
They've got they've got no, they feel that they've got no answer, and they feel weak. And because that weakness, the body comes down, the head goes down this body language. If you look in the Quran, in many places, you will find this. So Allah says to those women, he says in Surah Surah he says don't walk on the earth in a way that people who look at you men especially that look at you, they want to think what is it that you haven't revealed to them?
And are some women on the earth?
here sometimes you guys living in the mosquito your life? Because
you hit a tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, and you're outside. The thing is that why is that woman doing that? Allah says Allah Quran, Allah, Allah you feelin in Zina, Tina, because she wants others to think, man, what is that woman hiding from me? What does she got behind her clothes and so on. So this body language, Allah talks about it when a woman walks out that there is a reason why she did because she wants attention. She wants attention to body language. And this teaches this. So when they put the heads down, they said lacava alinta? No, ma ha Ola em tekun. They don't speak.
Now he's put his whole argument down to okay. If they don't speak, then how, and they can't save them. So you you guys, you know, I asked you a question, which was do they benefit you? Did they harm you? Yeah. I'll come inside here today. And Whoa, I've just seen all these broken idols. Now, if I really broke them, if I did, oh, whoever did? Right, these gods should have been able to protect themselves from that. If the gods can't protect themselves from harm to themselves, how are they going to protect you from harm? This was smash a big argument. You can see what what these logic is telling them. How can you come here, they don't listen to you, okay? You think they don't
even speak, but you come here and make your president
they can speak to you. They can hear, they can see, they can benefit they can't harm. And yet you guys, you put all your faith in these stones and these rocks and these idols.
That's when they the questioning turned to anger. Now there's another lesson at a question they asked straight away Allah says when he grandma said, he said, Oh Philip, who said, Oh, you know, ofin
How can you worship something that he said?
He said, Do you not use your logic, your reasoning, your intellect you not use it to think what what you've just done all these years, which mean he thinks or can't even defend themselves.
And that's when they instead of them questioning any further they said Hadley Henrico.
once said, Take Take advantage for our gods take advantage for our gods Burning Man, it's almost like
gelada nasco now grabbing the burning that now there's a very interesting thing to learn from here is that when you sometimes take a person to logical reasoning, and they're not listening to you, if you make a move as drastic as this in any way, I'm not saying again, guys, I'm not saying to you guys in any way or any form to go out there and start breaking idols. Right? I'm not saying that please don't get the Don't get the wrong message. Right. And you go and you say, I heard you know, last night You know, this thing and I went there and did this this do they listen to you? Please go and say, yeah, the world has changed quite a lot. And this is a story of your grandson how he did
it. But what you need to understand is the lessons that we can learn from it. So what happens is that there's a point when you push a people with the reason that logic and another listen to you, and you do something to seriously prove them wrong, because what he did is not about him breaking the idols is more about that he's completely smashed the arguments there.
have not got another day they can raise their head and say to reminisce alarm, you know, you stand aside Okay, fine. You carry on talking about your load Yeah, but we're gonna carry watch me there, I ain't got nothing, they haven't even got the idols they have to start all over again. I have to make them all how they were right one had you know this feature, when are they they have to now go mentally gone tell the idol maker who's his father can make us these idols again, because this one was for rain. And that one was this that was for that we need the whole temple back to normal again. But no other what happens is when you have pushed people with their logic, and they're not taking
it, and they can't take any more arguments from you, they usually switch to emotions.
And this time, and again, you will find with Rasulullah sallallahu. Same thing happened when they couldn't make an argument with him. They turned it into emotion, they tended to anger and emotions, you will find most uneducated people, they will do this very educated people will still talk to you that you beaten them in an argument, they will stay quiet, educated people stay quiet, educated people will have civilized people will sort of accepted even if they don't say sorry. Even if they don't accept you know, they're in the wrong, they will walk away, but they will walk away clean, uneducated, uncivilized people, when you push them to the limit with their logic, the only thing
they can do is just to fight back. They just just go crazy on you. So that's what happened here. And they said this burning, but they said the inside less burning. They said we're gonna kill him like no other way of killing him.
We're going to build the biggest fire ever.
And we're going to put him into that fire and he's not going to see forget and what you know what, we're gonna kill him in a way that all of us gonna watch him die.
And we're going to kill him in a way that nobody is going to be able to doubt his dead. That's how badly we want this. This boy dead. Right? So what they did is they said everybody brings some charity, and the charity was to help you loads, you bring charity that you bring firewood, everyone's going to donate and bring from the houses firewood. And they came and they donated a pile and they came donate to the pile and another pile another pile until that pile got so big, so big. It was huge. It was like a hill. It was like a huge Hill.
And when they had all bought the best firewood absorbed dry firewood. So you know, if you if you lit this, that's it, it's going to be burning within seconds. It wasn't you know, it wasn't wood that would take time to burn. So when they put that all together, now there's a big problem, which is now the whole cities here, the whole of Babylon is here. Everyone wants to see this boy died and be burned to shreds. So they have this anger and sadness, Okay, come on, let's have a problem. The problem is, Who in the world is going to grab that boy, and walk with him on the pile of all of these wooden in a woods that they've collected and taken to the top and tied to a pole, or put him
there in the middle? Because if you walk with this boy in the middle, what's going to happen?
Doesn't happen? Come on, guys.
None of that if you just go and try and put him and you walk up this hill of wood, what's gonna happen?
You will collapse. So that's a big problem. So they thought, Okay, what do you do now?
So they said, Okay, let's make a human catapult.
So they need a human caterpillar. Big one, serious guys. This is this in the explanation of the disease. They made a human capital. And they put the boy in a salon in the cutter pole. And they basically took it back to the rocker, we're going to catapult him right to the middle, he's going to land somewhere in the middle. And then we're just going to light it. So they pulled him back and they shot him around Santa fell right into the middle of the summer in the middle of the of this hill of wood. Right. And as soon as he landed, what they did is they lit the matches, whatever it was, and they lit the fire and he starts to burn and it's burning from all around. Number one blade,
the blade data from all around and the fire is coming straight towards the middle.
And as Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam is in the middle of this, and the fire is coming. The beautiful thing about this is that he's not even worried.
And they say that you realize that he came to him
is in some of the rewires and then they're not all Sahara wired. This particular one is Israeli wire. And as I said to you before, that Israeli Riot we can take them, we don't fully accept them. We don't affirm them. We don't reject them, but you can you can read them.
So what happens is that a bribe when I saw some has the religion of coming to him and he says to him, Ibrahim,
Are you not going to call
And he bribed my Salah Salaam says with full contentment? Is he not watching me?
Is he not watching?
Of course he's watching. So the content that this person had alayhi salatu salam is a big lesson.
You know, some people you tell them in life, you say to them, tower kilala line like this depend on Allah. And they don't get the meaning of tawakkol Allah, they don't get the meaning of it. They don't really they believe in it, don't get me wrong, they believe in it, but they just don't fully get it. What is tawakkol Allah and this is the supreme way of seeing telecon Allah ma supremum What is this is that you put all your means in place. Imagine that you you put every mean you can, let's say Say for example, somebody is trying to
somebody who's trying to you know, get a child to pass an exam or something. And you had him tutored and you made him sit and revise and you made him you know, stay awake and you made him revise again and you made him go to school and all the other things that you did right to try and get this child to learn what is supposed to learn.
And then you worried inside is my son gonna pass is my son's gonna pass is
your word inside.
Some of these parents I meet them and I say to them, Look, just have now we do tawakkol Allah, what is that you just have full contentment. Whatever happens is going to happen for the best and Allah is going to make the best happen doesn't matter whether he ends up in law school or this school or that school. Whenever law takes him up, did your best in your means. You need to not talk means that not only trust in Allah talk literally means trust in Allah. There is not only trust in Allah, it's trust, by making your heart believe that best is going to happen. And this is what environment is displaying here.
And what happens Allah azza wa jal has been known for how the Quran he says he turns to the fire and he says the fire of fire who borrowed them was on
fire. I want you to become cool and not only cool because if Allah just said become cool for him, what would have happened is that environment, the fire around him and he would have been cold.
You will be cold. Now when you have temperatures dropping down to a certain degree that you don't want it is going to hurt you. So Allah said Bogdan was Salama, I want you to become cool and safe for him as well which is that such a coolness that he enjoys. Now when the fire came and he was all around him. He was enjoying the warmth of fires all over him all around him and he's enjoying every moment of it.
Because the temperature is just perfect. You know when you sometimes you get a perfect day, you go out in your garden and the sun's heat is like you don't want it to be one degree above a one degree less is that oh,
you know that heat? Ally's even promised Allah taken an oath on that What do ha you know what the highs is that morning heat that is so soothing so nice that you don't want it to go one degree above a one degree below. He's wanting to stay there you want your body to stay there and that's how you really want to set up was in that file. And they say that driver I said I said I was there for many, many many days.
He burned for days.
So where is he getting his food from? Allow the fire was so in my here it's cooler around him. But the fire is hot down there people can come near the fire. The fire is hot. The heat of is so strong that when a bird flies above it it gets roasted.
That's how hot it is and our roasted bird falls right in front of the brain when it is nice cool fire and he eats the roasted that a lot.
Right and whenever he needs to eat a bird for the morning and he eats another fire is intense there is clearly a lot but look at the miracle that allows us to create generate, this is the last part to this first session around natural selection next week, after Margaret will continue with with from from this episode onwards inshallah and Zack O'Hara for that