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Analysing the Lives of the Prophets 13, Hud Part 1 by Shaykh Hasan Ali
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Brothers and sisters, we are starting again with our gurus in the prophets, Allah who salatu salam. And we have reached
a new prophet.
And that is the Prophet hood Alayhi Salam who was sent to the people have had so after New Holly salon
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he had children who had children and later on came these people, their actual lineage, I'll give you inshallah next week or some other week. But these people they were,
there's two combs, there's two types of people here. One is that Allah created from his immediate progeny in the fourth or fifth generation of Nogales alum, he created the people of odd. And another one is that he created the people of some old, both of them, Allah gave them a lot of power, and gave them a wealth. He gave them might, he gave them strength. And he gave he made them giants. He made them giants, and they lived in the Arabian lands. So as for the one that we're going to do today, and start off today, because it will go on for, you know, a few weeks inshallah, and both of them will go on for a few weeks. But as for the one that we're doing today, of comrade, the people
of odd, they will base it off a place called a half a half is a place between Yemen,
and Oman, Yemen and Oman, this is what the historians have said. That's where our coffee is. The word cough has appeared in the Quran, in Surah, half the surah itself is Surah Surah, number 46. And in between one, Allah as a result says was Kuru Aha.
and who the hell is remembering it, coma who will cough when he won't his people at a place called a calf. Now,
what's amazing about this is that why Allah is mentioned mentioned these stories in the Quran and why they're going to stay till the Day of Judgment is because they were within the same place where Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam came.
So Yemen is not very far from where Swaziland started. So once in the south, of where Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam was, and this is the one that we're doing. And the other one samode is in the north, where Rasulullah sallallahu, even passed by them, but by the territories, when when off to in the Battle of
the book, or when when Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam went in the latter part of his life, we'll cover this in shall later on, but he told his companions to quickly pass by, because these are the ruins of those people. Now the one that that is in the south, which we covered now, which is between Yemen normal displays a half. The other significance is that this place is in a place where the Arabs would would retreat, so that to retreats, they had one retreat. In the summer, when it got too hot, they traveled towards the south. And this was the place they would try and travel. And this was part of the trade route. And the other one was when it came to the wintertime, they would want some
more warmth. So they will travel slightly up north and they would go to Sham or Syria. And that's where the second the third mood was based. And
saying this, it was directly to the to the people around the province of last month's time to understand what Allah had done to these people and what they had said and the fact that the people coming after them have said similar things. Now, what is really important here is for us to understand that we some people have bought that they've said you know these old stories are and we should replace them with other stories. You know, there are people across the world who said that
what is really important is
From the from a loss perspective is that none of these people have changed. So the things the accusations they're making the types of accusations, they're making us the same accusations that have been made from the old time from Newell asylums time till today. And until the day of judgment, the same thing will be said. So, you know, some people they get hyped up, why is it that the Prophet sallallahu? Is and and why is it that they saying all these horrible things about him? Well, this is what they did to say there are no and they did you find that into to add another the people have added to
say the know who the people that have ever had to save, and save in a solid again, he faced the same thing. And every prophet that came, they faced one the face the community of people who ridicule them, and who said things about them on their face. The, the thing that we need to learn from this is not only there is an established pattern, there's an established pattern between the people of battle, the people about it, and the people of falsehood, there's an established pattern, and they will behave in a certain way when truth comes to them. And you will see in all the stories that we're covering, you will see this pattern emerging. But what's also important is, there's an
established pattern for the people of truth. So if we regard ourselves to be the people of truth, we've got to also understand that we've got to follow the care of the ambia, we've got to follow the ways of the prophets, which is that when you're ridiculed, you've got to have a way to respond to that. You can't put ridicule, to ridicule, you can't put mockery to mockery, somebody says something bad to you, because you went and gave power to them. And you say, What do you know you this you that whatever, you know, you can't do that, because then you're not following the established pattern that Allah has given for the people of the truth. And that would be right. So
these people, Allah bless them. And they were people not only mighty, and they had a lot of strength.
But they built many different monuments. And they, they were, they were builders, and they were masons, if you want to put it that way. And those people who have, you know, craftsman, or those people who don't know how to make nice buildings, they become popular by others. Now, you will understand the psychology behind this.
Whenever you get a people who are needed by others, the more of a need that is created, the greater they become in the sight of people. So for example, if you need a tailor, to stitch you clothing, that is, you know, a need that is created, and everyone's got certain needs in the society. So you will go to the tailor whenever you need, you know, clothes stitched. Now, that is a common need. The women retailers out there, just like if you need someone to, you know, give you a pair of shoes, sell your pair of shoes that
shoe shops all around, you know the town, so you can go to so many, there is a need, but it's a common need. When that need becomes greater, because not so many people are available doing that job. These people naturally get credit in the society and they get a they get a status, people credit them, and they give them a high status. So for example, now having doctors or dentists and others, because there's so few, that demand is higher. But above that you've got specialists. So you've got brain specialists, you've got heart specialist, and their demand is going to be on a higher level and they need a necessity than a high level, then you will have like one extreme
specialists in one part of the brain or one part of the heart, and his need and necessity will go even higher. So the point here is that when you've got builders, they are one type, you know, builders, they will build fine, but these were not common builders. They were people who built on high places. And they built buildings that were very strong. They were very beautiful. They were they were admirable, admirable. Now when when a builder gets to that level, that they can create buildings that others find admiring, then their popularity has gone way beyond the average builder. And that is something that Allah azza wa jal points to and he says in the Quran, he says
that this is in Surah ashara number one, two h 2135.
This is say you don't know
who the hell is around telling them and saying a taboo nunobiki Lydia in Atlanta,
Soon, what on every single high place you're going to build a monument that you take as a means of entertainment or showing people what you can actually do. You're showing off your skills.
What does he do in Amazonia Allah, Allah tala. And not only were they building monuments, but they were building great places that that had
that were almost like a fortress, they were like a fortress. And these fortresses gave security to those who would reside within them. So not only were they building, making buildings where others were looking at them, and admiring them, but they were providing security now your popularity has gone even know, way higher. Now, why am I saying this is because when you become popular, for one gift of a law that is given to you or to me, the more popular you become, and the more needed you are by people, the more of a natural arrogance you have within yourself. It's natural, natural
popularity, will bring arrogance. And this is one analyzation we do with the story of Seder now, you know,
who Dolly salatu salam. And it's not just to do with strength and power and might is to do with anything, they say that if you have personal knowledge, if you know, if you know a lot of things, and you become obviously become popular, naturally, you've got to be very careful of keyboard like Emily's the story of Adam. And I said, I'm pleased that we did. He had knowledge, he knew a lot of things. And that's why he became arrogant.
In this story, it's not about knowledge, it's about the miton power. So for example, in our world, what it would mean is that people who become popular for give you a common one, you might you may laugh at this, but people who actually go to gyms, and they really, you know, build themselves up. Yeah, they love to pose, one of the things they love to do is they pose you know, they'll tense their muscles and pull that knees and pull that and pull that in. And they'll want to show the, the, you know, biceps, the backpacks, the these and whatever else it is, they love to do that. And within that they've got to be very careful that they don't fall into pride. And arrogance, which naturally
it might happen that pride and arrogance is a difference. Pride is when you yourself pride in Arabic is origin. So pride is when you yourself, feel proud about your own self. arrogance is when you feel so proud. And so high that you start to belittle others, and you start to deny the truth. Or you start to ignore the truth, belittle others and it's to do with you and others when that gets that that is think about that is now arrogance, these people they had arrogance, it got to that level, pride is something you know, natural pride when you're proud of yourself, like in a good way. So for example, I'm proud that I, you know, got a star in my exams that pregnant, that's a happiness,
that's fine. You're not, you know, you're not trying to feel that you're, you know, you're better than others in any way. But the wrong type of pride is when you're doing it and you kind of have this kind of sense of self pride where it's like, you know, I'm so good. You know, I'm so I'm so great. And, you know, all almost in their head without them saying it or bringing into their mind is almost like you know, so many people haven't got what I've got, right? That's that's the kind of wrong type of pride the right type of pride is what Sullivan Alessandra would have done which is to then you know, have so many near misses have allowed them to say Leah blue honey ash, Allah is
testing me whether I should show gratitude to allow or not, um, you know, I'm saying Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah he Lady for banana Allah Kathy, you know, they said both him and his father they said Alhamdulillah Praise to Allah that He has given us so many bounties and he's given us preference over others. That's the right type of you know, pride where you feel good about yourself, but you saying that Allah is the one that's given to us. So when I come back to these people, and what the point that I'm making is that any gift that we've we've received from Allah, and the more gifts that we receive from Allah and the more popular we become, because of the need and necessity, the more of
a position it makes us easily to be a victim of having arrogance inside is and the next thing after that is that a person then starts to manipulate others, right? groups are formed, right of these type of people.
So you're going to understand how sociology develops, you might have, for example, you know, in this massive here, you're going to have a certain category of people who will always mingle with one another, there'll be a regular, you know, people who come to your Salah regular five days and so on, they mingle with one another, they say salam alaikum salam, and those, you know, being in each other's companies, there'll be another set of people who will mingle with one another, and get to know one another because of the profession, the profession that they have, and, but there's another one that will mingle with one another because of their status.
Now, here, you go to a different level, professions, backgrounds, culture, these are the reasons why people you know, will will interact with one another friendship, you know, same job, same place, same neighborhood, people will mingle with one another. But there's one particular thing which I want to mention, and this is more or less around, these people that we're discussing is, when you have a status in the society, a class a certain class that you get to, you then mingle on those classes. So you've got you know, right now in England, you've got like a middle class, you've got a working class, you've got the working class, and you've got the middle class, and then you've got
the the upper class, we're talking about getting to a high status, if you get to that high status, then there's a different type of mentality that you create.
What has happened is, for example, even in politics around right now, the people who have ended up in Parliament, the people who end up in power, they have to have certain given qualities, right. So for example, you have to be educated, you can't just end up an educated in those places, fine, you have to have a certain type of, you know, education, and these people would have gone through that. But then you would have had to go through, as you know, through through a live with a certain group of people to get to these positions, and go work through the system. So you were through your local bar and and so so you become an MP. Once you get into that into becoming an MP, you've got a certain
mentality that overrides the pattern of thinking within the people within the within the parliament, and you can almost see them as a board of people. The same happens in any civilization and it happened with these this community of people would say you do not hold on Islam. And you'll see the same I discussed and say that a new ally Salaam. And you see the same that I will discuss with other prophets is Allah called the Mulla Mulla Mulla amin, homie. Now mala minicomic is a group of people who are the hierarchy of the society, who are like the counselors who are like the Council, the Shura, the Council, the board, the committee, they are important people or the people who make rules
and regulations, you know, concerning that community, or the people who are regarded by others to be, you know, high order thinking people, this is the Muller, this is the the Muladhara law talks about, and they are people they were the people of odd, who had not only the power and the prestige and the pride and the arrogance and building all of these monuments, but they will regard it out of all the giants, they will regarded as the most supreme of the Giants, right? their thinking capacity was way beyond the average giant that was amongst them. And in our societies, in our crowds, we have the same thing. Now having mentioned that, what you're going to understand is the no sooner does
say, you know who Dalai Lama give Dawa. These people, they influence the mind of the rest of the people around them. They influence the home, they influence the whole tribe. They influence all the different tribes that are around. And what do you understand it the same thing is happening today, brothers and sisters? No sooner does do we say something? But there's a hierarchy Amala in the media, that is you are quick to snap out on us. No sooner do we say this? There's a Mullah somewhere in the parliament that will start there's a Mullah somewhere in some local government that they will step up because these are, you know, people who've got high, you know, intuitive thinking, and they
are not your people. So what do you then see is, this is the pattern, natural pattern that settles in that people get needed wanted, they got promoted, they got higher and higher until they sit on top of others. And these are the people that will influence Now, most of those people unfortunately, have denied the prophets messages. This is a given fact. And this is from the Quran, Antony. Most of the people have voted to have denied. Some of them have believed, but their arrogance, their pride, and so on.
And their status and all that around and and the people around them and the company that they live in,
does not allow them to, you know, it's very difficult for them to accept the truth. So in Surah, Al a half Allah azza wa jal, he mentions he says, This is number 21 in Psalm 46 He says, what could Aha, remember your brother? Remember the brother of coma and remember who Dalai Lama was the brother of the people of God. Now, interestingly, he says, which is brother? It's, it's the same thing that Allah said we say there are no Allah Salaam. Why? Because though they are Kufa.
Now the very important point I'm going to mention here, you know, they are kafar they are disbelievers, there are people not believing in the message of Satan.
But Allah says, aha, their brother in law said in the Holy Quran, about pneumolysin, whom he was the brother who bought the comb. And it's very clear, and he used that about for mood as well. And he said, solly was a whom, if Allah Allah, whom are whom salia when their brother Sally said, a lotta takuan Don't you have fear of a lot, don't you, you know, have the internal mechanism of, of being aware of a law
saying up to a prophet talking to a people who are not believing in his message. What we learn from here is that
we've got to treat them, the disbelievers as people who careful
not whom we disregard, there shouldn't be a feeling of filth, and discussed, and a field of and a feeling of looking at them as almost like, you know, who cares about, you know, there's got to be a relationship in order for us to invite them to this. Now, let me give you an example.
If you were to do anything out there, with anyone out there, if you didn't have your good feelings about them, why should they even be talking about humanitarian grounds? Why should they even listen to you? Anything necessary, anything whatsoever? So for example, you're gonna go out there, and you're just trying to ask a person for, you know, signs, two ways to go the map or you know, just give give you directions. Now, if that person doesn't have humanitarian, love for other human beings, why should he even give you any concern? Why should he even like, look at you and say, Okay, I'm going to spend, you know, 30 seconds of my time trying to explain to you how to how to get to
this place, that humanitarian love that every Allah is endowed, does to all human beings, that we've got humanitarian love, those who are deprived of this, Muslims or non Muslims, they are deprived of a very great higher and goodness, refer to very great, you know, higher and goodness. And it's very sad to see that some Muslims have been affected by this. We're not saying that look, just because they're too far I know there are Kufa there and they are, you know, some of them are enemies and some of them are trying to make mockery out of us all the time, some of them even trying to kill us and so on so forth. But what you got to remember in the beginning of the story, and when Allah opens
even certain places the Quran, he says there brother, the brother of heart, which is who della Sera, whom who do their brotherhood, who said to them these words Allah, when Allah says that he's trying to say that when you approach them, you've got to have that feeling that I am sympathetic, just as I would want my own brother to be saved from the fire, I would want these people also to be saved from the fire Alright, so that feeling should be there and without that feeling my brothers and sisters, there is no real dollar there is no real invitation because those humanitarian grounds are gone. Now law reminds us that he came to the place of a car and then he says what are the holiday neuro many
Warner's had? Had preceded him. mania day he was unhealthy came after him and also came before him. Allah Tabu Illallah they said this message do not serve any other do not worship any other except for Allah in a half Aleykum other human being, I fear, a great
a great day of punishment.
I feel that for you people, I want you to take heed and to listen to me right now and to listen to my message and accept it.
When Allah says this part Allah tala
Illa Allah, in near half Allah, there's two things here. One is that he's telling them a negation. And then he's given affirmation is telling them to stop whatever else they're doing. And he's given them direction. in that hour, you can't do the one only. If you just negate, negate, negate, it becomes negative dollar, you've got to affirm as well. And you've got to talk about a lot of the good things in our and the good thing people will get in terms of receiving what they should should receive. The other thing here is that he talks about PMS, straightaway, they have judgment, and he wants them. And Tao is effective, with the remembrance of Allah in there and the remembrance of the
afterlife. So even if you're going to tell a druggie, or someone who's on the wrong path, one of your friends whoever it is, or somebody who you'd like to keep as a friend, who's on the wrong path. Allah told us from this I and many, many eyes is not the only is so many answers similar, a turkey Billa, to try and remind people with the remnants of Allah and Turkey, William Rafi, to remind people through the day of judgment is something that is very effective and even effective today.
These people continued in their way. And when he said to them to only worship Allah,
to him in response and this is not the Muller This is not the council, this is not the people. This is this is in Surah Al are off and number 66 to 68. Allah Allahu la vena cava, Roman homie, those people that the council the higher body, the body of people who are in the hierarchy from his people base, those who denied from amongst them, they said in Iraq ifisa Ha, ha, we see you
in some form of foolishness. Safa They call him a fool. And Sahar can also be seen as stupidity mean that how can you even make this comment? How can you even suggest this thing? We're in Atlanta zoo, communal, Caribbean, and they said that you will regard you to be a liar, to be one of the lies.
Now, when they said this to him, they call him foolish, a fool. And they also said that he's a liar.
And this is real mockery in the face of a prophet. His response was, yeah, come
on my people lazy suffer. I'm not a foolish man.
I'm not a foolish man. Well, I kidney Rasulullah, Mirabella alameen, I am a messenger from from the Lord of the worlds now Subhan Allah, look, look at what we learned from this.
If he had said,
I am not a foolish person, because a foolish person does this and foolish, don't call me foolish. And he kept on going on about that. It gives them a platform to carry on calling him Fuli stupid whatever else they wanted to add to that, it gives them platform to do that, because you've entertained the line of thinking. He said, I'm a fool for straightaway, he affirmed something about himself. He said Rasulullah probably I mean, I'm a messenger. What needs to be said to a lot of people who are seeing a lot of swears out there about our Prophet salallahu isn't on the internet or other things and they will carry on and they'll increase. And may Allah will guide them to the
truth. What we should say is that instead of saying the Prophet wasn't this, and the Prophet was that and entertain the debate, instead of entertaining the debate,
it is better to establish what he was to say he was such a wonderful man. He was he was, I mean, the trustworthy. You know, it's just to write these things on the internet to say these things to the media. He was to affirm what he was, this is what Santa Hudler Sam is doing. He's affirming what he is not continuing to debate. there's a there's a book
called don't think of the pink elephant.
But they say, Don't think of the pink elephant. What's in your mind right now?
causing a Marana a pink elephant, isn't it? You didn't have a gray elephant in your mind, did you?
When you say don't think of a pink elephant, you've already thought of a pink elephant. Imagine an elephant is pink. It might be wrong to imagine it but you didn't imagine it. Right? If I say if I entertain the debate and I say Muhammad Sallallahu
Salam wasn't a child molester wasn't a pedophile wasn't this now once I say that?
You will think now the villa people who are non Muslim will think of him as that. It's natural, just like the pink elephant. You're not supposed to think of the pink elephant. So why did you think of the pink elephant,
if you will, will actually do that. So what you're supposed to do is entertain the debate in the right way you take control over the debate. And this is what says Anna, who is teaching us in Daraa, which is a firm, what is the truth? Oh, you tell them what they should be thinking about Rasulullah alameen. I am a messenger from the one who has provided him the one who has provided you as well. So the one who provides you a sent me to you. So the whole scenario now has changed in what he's trying to get them to think about. And then he then he carries on oberliga comme de salud Robbie. I'm here trying to deliver messages from my load. What anila Come on. I mean, and I am for you, and very
sincere person, and I'm a trustworthy person. So Hannah, look how many things he affirmed. He started off by saying Lacey bisa has the only part he said that he wasn't a foodie person. So that's only one part of it. A straight after that, he said uncommonly things he said, but also, he's a messenger. He said, the fact that he's doing who's delivering a message or ballyhoo michelotti is a firm that has come from the Rob, who is Allah xojo. He is a firm that he is Nasir is very sincere, and is a firm that he is also trustworthy, five things inside him. Now, I've already said to you, NASA, you know, when we when we covered, say the new Allah Salaam, I told you that is very important
to be sincere to the people that you give down. So I'm not going to cover that again. But there's another sefa. And there's another quality that this prophet adds on alayhi salatu salam adds on to what he's saying he sent me which is trustworthy.
If you are me cannot be trusted by people,
then it is detrimental to the message that we're given to them more than anything else, you know, like, if we were people who couldn't speak to them, imagine that I didn't have the way to articulate myself to all these people to give them data, that is not as bad as not being trusted.
If I cannot be trusted, then that is, that is a great obstacle in them accepting something from me, not trust itself has many layers.
Trust itself has many layers. When Sayidina houde la ceram is giving them power, he has had a previous life with them a long life with them where he's built that trust. He's not talking to an alien people. He's not just suddenly gone to a different city and said, Hey, guys, you know, my name is who by the way. And I would just like to tell you that I'm a messenger. And I'd like you to understand that you should be following these ways. No, he's talking to the same people who he has lived with all his life. And Allah has done this with every single messenger that came on the earth, that they gave Dawa, to the very people who lived with them why, and this is one of the miracles of,
of being of them being a prophet, if you want to know signs of who's a prophet. This is one of the miracles of the Prophet is that if mean, you imagine meal you any person who's listening to this, if you could turn around to your people, you know, to your own family members, your neighborhood, the people who you lived with all your life, if you could turn around to them and say that I have never, you know, done anything wrong.
You know, I've never done anything wrong, you would not be able to say that because by natural by by nature, by human nature, you would have done something wrong because you know, profitieren made some kind of mistake, you would have liked them in your life, you would have got caught in some kind of muddle, muddled yourself up somewhere, it will have happened with prophets, it never happens. To prove that point. He made them live amongst their own people.
Because if they suddenly lived elsewhere, and they came somewhere else, it wouldn't have the same effect. He made like Rasulullah sallallahu, in 40 years live amongst people before he became a prophet. And we every prophet, he made them grow up and they seen the qualities and they have so much trust in them, you know, it went to the highest level of trust. So if I sort of meet you right now, you might see my face you might like you know, think okay, he looks like a trustworthy person, and then you carry on but then over time when we deal with one another one, one after another when our dealings carry on, then the trust builds up. When you get to the highest level of trust. You've
got a power over the people you trust.
Because what Satan who is trying to say here is almost he's trying to say that you said I'm a liar.
And I'm the most trusted amongst you.
How can a liar be the most trusted? I mean, they will not. They want you to say that you just lying to us because you told us to worship only Allah Allah because, you know, they were idol worshippers. But they saw the flow within their own argument, how can he be so trusted yet the ally at the same time and they knew what they were saying was just made up to try and make others divert away from him. He then carries on this is in Surah, Allah Allah, and I'm 69 he says our IGP
Are you surprised? And Giacomo de kurumi Robbie Kamala Raja remain calm? Are you surprised that are you are you sort of, you know, bewildered with the fact that a man amongst yourself has received this message, this reminder from your Lord, and is now coming to you to tell you the message. Now, here's the flip side.
The flip side of you staying with the same people is they're going to treat you as a normal person.
You said all your life with them find your trusted fine. But the flip side to that is you renew your your like we saw you grow up, who are you? You're just same as us. What are you trying to say? Now? You're someone great? Who When did you suddenly you know, go to the skies and come back down with a messy we didn't see you disappear? How did you suddenly become a prophet that this is the flip side, and it happened this happened to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is having to say who the many of the prophecies were? And they had to then say, say this natural thing? Which is, are you really surprised that this is the case? Why did he say that? And what do we learn from that? What you've
got to learn is from this, and this is not true human psychology, natural way the brain works is that wherever you get accustomed to, for a long time, breaking away from that becomes the thing that you will detest. No, no, I'm not gonna do that. You know, people don't do that. Like, for example, all your lives you've seen, you've seen, you know, people you've seen, you've seen
men, all of all of a sudden, you've seen men only lives in a certain way, which is what which is, you see them maybe with a beard, or they might shave the beard and so on. But when you see the abnormal, when you see a woman and some women have this or have a little bit of a mustache?
In Australia, you're gonna laugh.
You're gonna say, worn with a moustache? Oh, yes. You know, she's, she know, there are certain women that that might have that there are certain men, unfortunately, they look very feminine. You know, they look very common in with the sometimes the way they dress or the way they might have their hair the way they might act and the way they might behave. You know? Can you imagine a man who's got long hair? And he's like, he's always going.
you know, there are certain men who do that. Now, you're laughing because it's the abnormal, it's not the normal thing that you're accustomed to. And anyone who's not accustomed to anything that's normal. You know, when the norm breaks, people find it strange, like, what, what is this? How can it be, you know, what are they talking about until it becomes a norm?
Now there's a there's a great danger to this, the danger is when a sin becomes norm a norm,
you've got to really fight against the whole thing, like, you know, I was just discussing with them, I know inshallah, some separate time will cover this, but
it's kind of becoming normal for certain men out there, to try and have feelings for their same gender. It's becoming normal for certain men. And the more time is going on, and the more people are making this a common thing that more people are coming on saying that how I was born like this, I've always felt like this. You know, I've always had my attraction to other men, you know, and the thing is, the thing is, you know, let's, let's just, you know, one one mom said, he said, Look, if you develop an attraction for your neighbor's wife,
or even your brother's wife, if you just naturally felt an attraction towards her, are you just gonna say, oh, Allah created me with this. I'm gonna go to my neighbor's house and just like, express my feelings and say how I feel. You're going to do that. And you're going to say to you, ralina Bravo, I'm sorry to say but you know, you just got a lovely wife there who's like, who's who's creating a lot of feelings in my head and I just can't help myself. I think
You gotta stay by the way, because I've got, you know, feelings to it, you're gonna do that you're not gonna do that.
Just because you had feelings, and they were there naturally inside you doesn't mean that it's a license from God to try and go out there and do what you want, you know what is happening here, just because a man feels the same thing about, and a certain man feels that about other men. And just because a certain woman might feel that about other women doesn't mean that you just go out there and do what you want. These are things that may occur now and again, but you got to, you know, you've got to do something to control yourself. So the lesson that we're learning from here is, say the WHO THE saying that what, just because it's not normal to you people, just because a normal to
see a person amongst yourself could now warning a message of delivering a message of warning to yourself, are you just going to reject this message on those grounds? Well, Kuru is jhalak. Now, what he does is, say Donna, who uses a third tactic and this, all messages use three things. All messages used three things, three things to try. And reminder, these these are the three principles of data. One is that you give power by reminding people about Allah. Another one is that you give power by reminding people about the Day of Judgment. And the third one is you remind people through the gifts that Allah has given them. These are three major parts of Dawa and major routes of Dawa to
get people to think along you know, the message of hope and truth. So, he said, What guru remember if Jalla Cola, when alarm me, you people, device students and the people who took over others before them, somebody told me no, after the the people have a solemn, Allah gave you a rain on the earth, you are ruling the Earth right now. Now for us, what do we learn from this, we learn Subhana Allah, you know, all of us, Allah has given us status in our lives, somewhere under the sun way Allah has made you with given you some control on this earth, whatever control Allah has given, whether it's in your own house, with your own family, whether it's at the workplace, whether it's in your social
sort of setting, wherever Allah has given you a sort of dominant dominance over others, you have to see that as Allah giving you that there is no way you mean you would be able to have this without Allah given to us. So he said, Remember that gift what Allah has given you, then he said was that they can feel hungry buspar Allah has increased a great amount within within your project is, you know, as having children and being able to have children swallowed up what a great gift when you meet a man. You know, I just met
a great individual when I went and traveled to India, with a great individual who has got so much money, so much wealth, and he's not stuck for money and so on and wealth and so on. But out of you know, a good 30 years of marriage or 35 years marriage alone, he gave me one son.
I said that one son is gonna carry on wherever he's gonna leave and then you think about it. If that one son was to, you know, if allow us to take him then he's got nothing left
is gone, no progeny left.
Now, it's only our last blessing if some of us have received you know, brothers and sisters in the family, some of us have got our own children, you know, every single child is a gift of a lot of that and however we increase that increases from Allah as well. So he's reminding them with that. First guru, Allah, Allahu Allah, Allah come to your home. So he says, Remember the gifts of Allah the many boundaries Allah has given so that you may be successful, remembering sitting down, and I want to just just say this before we
In a lot of people, they they, they feel sometime distant from God. They feel distant from Allah. One of the ways of feeling close to Allah is just to sit down and just think about the gifts of Allah. That's it. So you spend 510 minutes or you spend 1520 minutes However, you can just sit down in peace in silence in your own quiet time. And just remember, okay, Allah gave me this, and Allah is giving me this. And Allah gave me health. And Allah gave me some wealth. And Allah is giving me a status. And Allah is giving me a job and Allah is giving me family and the law is giving me a house and allows giving me the the eyes to see and allows give me nice is to listen, I haven't had a
problem with my hearing. I haven't had a problem with my seeing a problem with talking. I don't have a problem my neck and I don't have a problem go through every element you can think of. I can move my hands so easily. I can walk so swiftly. I can run when I want. I don't have a problem with you know, my my sleeping and I don't have a problem with my eating. I don't have a problem with this.
Allah has given me food on the table every time when I'm needed. Allah has given me a drink whenever needed, Allah has made me, you know, have had many happy moments in my life. And Allah has given me x and y and Zed, and you start to go and even when you think about sort of food, or the place you live in, to go into each one, and Allah gave me to eat from all these varieties, and Allah gave me to live in such comfort and think about the comfort itself, when you start listing, and detailing, and going through that, in your mind,
there's a different that the mind itself sort of analyzing will start breaking up, your heart will break up to a lot, you feel a closeness to Allah, that you haven't felt before. And I'm telling you this, please try this. When you do it again and again, you start to see Subhanallah you know, what are you know, you feel what has what has a lot done for me? What, how much has Allah given me? I loved it, and then you think you say to yourself, did Allah have to give me all of that?
Did he really have to make me be born or be in this country? When I could have been, you know, in a different country somewhere else? I mean, I, I just traveled to India and I am you know, we've got you Only you only see certain gifts of Allah when you see the opposite. Unless you don't see the opposite, you won't see the gift. So you know, in this country, you know, right now is the cold started, right? The winds are started again, temperatures dropped, right? And this is normal England, nine months. We're going to leave now with this until the next summer. And then we're going to just look forward to a few days of the sun. And we're going to say, Allah, please. You know, give
us a nice summer again, right? You're going to crave for that because normally in England, clouds, great clouds. And you know, rain. And the forecast today is going to drizzle the focus today is going to light showers. The forecast today is going to be these heavy rain forecast days. They're going to focus Rain, rain, cloud, cloud, Rain, rain, you live in this all the time. And you think, you know, I wish I was in the military. I wish I was in this country. I wish I was there, right. And it plays on your mind sometimes when to India. And
when I I just went there for about 10 days, it was only 32 degrees.
Only 32 not 32 degrees in England. Is that a fantastic day. It's like you have a hot hot night summer day. But you know the difference is 32 degrees here would be with wind with a bit of a breeze, bit of air, the humidity and so on would not be you know so high.
But 32 degrees in India, I felt like I was in an oven.
It was the air was so hot. It was just so hot. so sweaty. So you know, it's almost like you can't breathe, you're you've got hot air all around you all the time. Now, when I stayed there for a few days, and then after five days, suddenly Allah gave rains he sent the clouds in India and the rains came wha Allahu Akbar, and we're in the attic half, and it's hot, and you're trying to fast as well all day and then you didn't throw in the nighttime as well. Allah still makes it easier Lahore, but you know, it was easy to make the fast, I have to say that Allah made it easy. And that's one thing alone makes it easy to do his are better. But after five days, when the rains came, a lot of you
should have seen the smiles on people's faces, you know, the temperature drops slightly became the cooler. And I said to myself, I said, Man, the niraamaya we've got in England, I will never think again twice about that. nirma right, these diamonds are having so paralyzed nice and cool guys, you know, you can work you can think you know, you just put the heater in your house, you find if you're in heat, you got even when you put AC on there's a problem because it gets your throat off for a little while. You know, it gives you a headache, the heat is your headache, the heat makes you not be able to work, right. I sat on the train next to some Indian person. And straightaway when I said
when we started, you know, having a conversation. And he said, You know where you from and said, I'm from England. And he said, he said, wow, you know, he said, You know, you're so lucky. I thought what he's trying to say say you're so lucky that you don't have to get up every day. And you don't have to think about your day.
And I'm thinking why is this guy trying to say this man on the train next to me travels
about I think
in 150 kilometers out of Delhi every every weekend not just to learn a language which he is going to learn to try and find a job with
Job will try and get him a bit more extra money, which is looking forward to move to a western country. Now when you sit next to him and he's telling you his whole pain, his agony while he's going through, and what he's doing and how hard his life is, you sit down you think Subhana Allah, how easy Allah has made life for us. Now what I want to say to you is with this ayah that I just talked about, and I'm saying, first guru, Allah, Allah, Allah come to think about the many gifts of Allah what Allah has given you, so that you may be successful, you may succeed. You know, one of the ways of us trying to get ourselves close to Allah is just to realize and go and see opposites. You
know, if you want to know the name of your eyes, simple, you know, either go and visit a blind Institute somewhere, or act blind for a few minutes in your house.
You can do this, you can, basically you're in your house, just close your eyes, right, and just touch your finger your way around the house. Just make sure you don't fall down the stairs. And then come back to me and say, you know, Chef, I've got this, you know, broken leg, you make sure you don't do anything you know, on your knives, whatever you know, you do. So, you can do that you can you can act you can act, you know, helpless, you know, you know you just can get a get a chair or something and act as if you might, you know me Allah forbid this, but people who are in wheelchairs, you can act or even just go and visit people who are sick and and see the gifts that Allah has given
you. And you know, not given them and praise a lot for it and there are hundreds of things that you could you know, you the moment you go out there you can see a lot of people and the biggest gift or love of God is just look at the people who don't have a man and yes, we want them to have a man but that itself is such a great gift. You know, when you think about all these gifts, it makes you come close to Allah zone and then it makes you stay away from sin stay away from the thought of this dunya this world. See the unwashed Salamis trying to get them to think about this. What we will do inshallah we'll carry on with with this, from Surah, Shara and many other verses that have been
mentioned with this and analyzing the story. inshallah we'll carry this on next week.