Quranic Themes – Episode 4 – Recognising Allah in the Quran
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Brothers and sisters we come to another session on the themes of the Quran and the Quran has been made given to us in a way specifically that you can you can take benefit from the Quran endlessly and benefit from the Quran in any way anything that is allows there is there is there are so many things with it, that the human will be absolutely bewildered to think that it has come from anywhere else. Okay, just as a last nature swallowed Allah, his nature is something which is endless, his nature, something which is magnificent, something that is impeccable, something that is ongoing and ongoing and ongoing, I will say the word eternal, what eternal, eternal means that if you were to
concentrate on something that is ongoing and ongoing and ongoing, and there's no end to it, and it keeps on going on, keeps on going on, keeps on going on keeps on going on, to the extent that you are left bewildered of how how this is possible. So we had our first session about a loss of data wanting us to keep a balance. And then we moved on to the actual you know, the whole thing of Allah wanting us to connect up with him. That was another session we did. We did last week session that allows our job is trying to make us come closer to him through three things, which was his gift has given us the days that have gone by, and and the remembrance and reminder we can get from that. And
remember that whatever whatever is beyond our death allows us all of that in the Quran to draw us during
today's theme is going to be about recognition of a loss of a job by recognizing a large origin and Today's theme is going to be about knowing Allah azza wa jal, but going beyond that, and recognizing a large origin. See, the thing is that Allah azza wa jal has not ever given us an ayah in the Quran to say, you know, this is who I am. And this is where you will find me as in, as in my existence or my being, where we will never ever get to the existence of the being of law allows us, unless we go to the accurate day, Allah will give us the power to see him the power to hear him the power to speak to him that will be inaccurate. As for this earth, Allah azza wa jal has given us plenty,
many, many, many ways of finding him and knowing that he's there. So how is that possible?
What Allah does is Allah says, if you want to see me or if you want to find me, then look at this. Okay? So for example, if you want to know Allah azza wa jal, that instead of wanting to find Allah, Allah azza wa jal will say simply just look at the sky have created above you.
Okay, now this is very simple to many of us was the sky we see it every single day what's what's the big deal about the sky? No, literally you think about the sky. Allahu Allah has said in the Holy Quran that in terms of his his power, his qudra in terms of who he is, you find it in the sky. How? Well one is that in the sky, you find that a law said, health care, I mean photo, this is in Surah Al mulk. Allah says, look, look again and look again and look again three times he tells us to do this. Now, this is quite powerful for like to do this because Allah knows that we've seen the sky so many times. But what's so special about it, Allah azza wa jal says, This is the beginning of
Pseudomonas suta. Number 67. Allah says, matter of management of our whatever I have created, you won't find something that that has a very big difference from one creation of mine to another creation of mine. And this is very beautiful, what Allah says tough out, tough out means that there is a big difference when you observe one from the other. So just before we come back to the sky, what I want to say is that when you look at the human being, and you look at many human beings, of course, all human beings have same features. But when you look at the human being, and you look at the other creatures on the earth, you don't find a massive big difference. We've discovered DNA, and
we've also had a lot of DNA is running through all of these creatures. We've we've found that you know, of course, you can see the eyes and you can see you
The teeth and so on, that's fine. But you will see that there are many, many mechanisms Allah has given within the body of all of these creations of last created that are very similar,
that are very similar to one another, for example, you know, rage, anger, to try and have the survival mechanism allows for that in all of these different creations are all of the things that last created, then if you go beyond that, and you say that, okay, let's look at, for example, the plants, you look at the plants, you look at the vegetation, you look at things that come out of the ground, you will find many, many, many different similarities in each of the things Allah has created. Even though Allah has given the same water for all of it to come up, yes, Allah has given the different features of each flower, the different features of each of these plants, the different
features of each of these fruits, but Allah azza wa jal more or less has given the same mechanism in every single one, the photosynthesis, the way it grows, the way it actually comes to life, the way it you know, slowly, slowly comes you know, from from nothing to something great. So behind Allah Allah, Allah azza wa jal has put his greatness in all of this. So they say the Allah say that even even to the extent that if you look at a seed, look at a single seed, yep. When you put a seed in the ground, and, and something that spouts out of the seed, the first just imagine a blade of grass, or imagine the stem of a flower that comes up, okay? It's a single stem that comes up is always one
thing that comes up and from there is you know, 122345, and the branches and other things will come up. But that single stem that comes out, you know what they say the orlimar have said, it's like the way we will put our finger up and we'll say Asher de la ilaha illAllah, WA de hula sharika, Allah will say that there is no God, but Allah is one one other thing of one, every single stem comes out with the Shahada,
every stem and every part of it comes out with the Shahada. Like it's giving an evidence that there is only one, there's only one. And if you look at the way each and every single plant and so on functions in the way they grow, those of us that know biology, those of us that know, you know the depth of all of this, you will see that it has got no great difference from one another. Even if you say okay, the dinosaurs, let's look at the dinosaurs, and let's say that the creatures of today, the dinosaurs had legs, the dinosaurs had had feet, the dinosaurs had teeth, the dinosaurs had a head, the dinosaur had a jaw, there's a very, there's a very similar mechanism that allows has given
between the dinosaurs and between the creatures of today, which is the creation jet, this is the same Allah so Allah azza wa jal has put an imprint of his, his creation DNA. So Allah has no DNA, okay? Allah has no DNA, but the fact that he's created all of this, and there's a DNA going through every single one of these and there's a similar mechanism going through all of this, and it all points to one creator all points to him. Now, for some of us, that might not be enough. So let's come back to the example of the sky. Allah says here he says, Allah, Allah Kasama was the one that was created you know, layer over layer of these heavens, he says, matter of Hanukkah, ramen into
firewood. In the creation of the Most Merciful One, you will not find any great difference for Joel barsana return your eyesight return your eyesight, health or amin photo, do you see any gap any breakage in the way that Allah has created this summer, join docile and then return your eyesight once again. Karen rotini twice, Allah says, young colleague in a Cal bus on your site, we'll come back to you return back to you ha See, and being something that has failed, well, who has seen and it has had regrets because he couldn't find a mistake in what Allah has created. Okay, now let's now move on what is Allah trying to stay from here? This is the big difference. You know, when we've
created this, this ceiling here, we've created a roof or a ceiling. How long is the ceiling or roof going to last for us?
a roof or a ceiling within the roof? How long? Is it going to? How long is it going to last for the human being without you having to repair this?
How long depending on the project, depending on how well the structure was, it could last for 10 years, 20 years, 100 years, maybe in a very magnificent building is going to last you three to 400 years before you're going to need restoration. And you're going to need to put you know build it back again. All right. Now this is the difference. Allah says here that Allah azzawajal has created this.
Millions of years back Oh, we don't know when the last great all of this. And Allah says, Do you see a fault in my creation after all of these years?
The way Allah is Allah bappi and he is he is one that is everlasting Allahu Allah what he has created has got an has got that mechanism in it Yes, he's going to destroy it eventually. But Allah azza wa jal has said, Look again look again You won't find a crack inside a roof will have a crack a ceiling will have a crack but allows result says all of these years have gone by you don't see a crack now, in the nighttime when you see the stars were handled by nauseam that is another that's another thing and then he goes on well aka the NASA madrina mazovia look at the different lanterns that I've created within that sky for you as a beauty for you to look at. Now when you look at the
stars, and if you do look at the stars, there's an amazing beauty about it that you will not be able to find find anywhere else. In fact, you can light the whole of the sky with your bonfire lights and your fireworks. Okay humans can create the fireworks but it will not get to this get to what Allah has. Allah has great now let's look at another thing. When we look at water for example, you know we just see water as water
but what Allah has done and this is a very This is one sophisticated way of Allah telling us that you know what?
I am here because what a lot does is Allah makes something in it is our life and in it is our ending and our deaths.
Without water can you survive Yes or no?
No. But with too much water what happens to us?
We drown. Okay, this is this is nature. Without the soil can we survive?
No. But we have the solar and so if we were to be in the soil and water we were dead, right? Without any of these things that allows us that has created it's called a double mechanism. Without it you can't survive and with too much of it you're finished Allah azza wa jal has kept us in between them. This is the this is the thing and the nature of water is such that water is the source of our life.
But yet water is something that can damage us. One of the main the biggest damages that happened on the earth in terms of the buildings and other things that we've got is to water is rainwater having to come but that rainwater is also our life. And Alaska is trying to tell us that look if you want to find me I am the one that just as I am al-mahdi Amit I give life and I cause death in many of the things that are created are create the same thing in that the trees that we see the leaves that we that we see falling off every single year again allows or just shows us his life, the time that the fact that he gives us life and the fact that he gives us death he creates it again and again in
front of us to show us that he's there. We take it we just say oh the ultimate hidden leaves are gonna fall right Spring is here, the leaves are gonna grow again. And then it's gonna be summer. We're gonna you know we have wonderful summer and then winter is death and so we just take it for granted No, if you take just simply walk in your hands. This is the one thing that if you want to find a law, you take water in your hands. And the fact that this water is something that is fluid, these are things that we take for granted or can we think that this is just normal, the fact that it's fluid, it see through, it's tasteless, it's something that once you drop it, it just drops down
but it's something that has got this fluidity with it that moves in all directions and you can catch it here and you can place it there but it seems to something else. The fact that it allows things to float on top of it but yet allows others to sing inside it. All of these things allows the original has showed us who who he is. In fact, if you go to your hand, tell me this year that the human has created the Swiss knife.
You humans create like to create one one thing that is multi purpose. Okay the human has created something like the Swiss knife. Now the Swiss knife will give you 1012 or 16 different things you can have in this one knife. Right? You can have it use it as a knife you can use it as a coke opener, you can use it as a you know a nail clipper you can use it as you know, whatever else he's got right about 10 1216 different features in that
allows or gel, his again he is he is
unlimited, he has no limit. Now he's not going to make us be you know the same way eternal and without limit. No. But what he has done is he showed us and he has said in the Holy Quran in surah
that yet last as he says sudo sudo number 51
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21 he said Wi Fi and food
kume atheletic zero, Allah says,
forget the earth and forget the sky in your cells. If you look you will find me.
How? Look at this hand. I want you to tell me how many features Have you got with this hand? Number one with this hand. What do you do? quantum here one by one meter with this handle, what can we do?
grip, right? It can't
Work. Gone. right one.
Yes, it's something different.
You can point to someone Yes.
You can hit yes, you can hit. Right another one.
You can help.
You can stroke. You can scratch. Right? You can. You can pack together. You can roll things together, make a bowl kind of thing together. Right? Come on. You can dress yourself Come on.
Yes, it was hard carry raw scratch one.
You can defend yourself. You can command more Morricone. So you've said that
you can use your tools. You can scrape things you can you can actually you know sometimes you don't have a screwdriver you just put your finger there with a fingernail or just turn the screw Yes. If he's not that stuck inside, you can do that. But how many tools you can carry on and carry on. You can show someone affection with this hand. You can do sign language with swallow is translating to how many sign languages you meet a person you don't even know the language right? Say Mm hmm.
You can find at least 100 if not more than that. Allahu Allah, um, how many hundreds of things that this one hand can do. Like if you will just think about carrying just carrying you can carry bags, you can hold in Thai Baby, you can carry large items. You can even you can grasp things you can make things you can design things and even in design, how many ways you can design things with this La la la la, it's there's so many. Now Allah said Wolfie and fusi come in yourselves, you will find me
and this is the nature and the astonishing thing is that the human with all of this
doesn't recognize them now.
The astonishing thing is with all of this doesn't recognize Allah, Allah, Allah has given us a fridge and a microwave in one
we create a fridge here we create a microwave here, right? Allah says fridge and microwave in one how you put something cold in your mouth what happens?
A warm up you put something hot in your mouth what happens?
It cools down. Right? You put something you know Allah Allah has made this such that you know these teeth. Yeah, with these teeth and so on this tank
with little looking after. You don't have to go and replace your teeth. If you look out you don't have to replace them. In fact, we you know, if we if we did the right thing we'd never we'd never have to go to a dentist. I'm just gonna quickly drop this in because a lot of you might say well now you know teeth get you know if we did the right thing. You'd never have to go to the dentist
Rasulullah sallallahu actually never lost a single tooth except in war. He had you know a tooth damaged but he never lost naturally. He never lost a you know his deep now just in the in just the mouth itself. If you 3d thing you find Allah. Why? Because of the way he's created it to show you that he is he
there was no one our one of our teachers said this that there was this
84 year old Haji
84 year old Haji
and he was really human in hajj.
He was from Bangladesh. Never ever went to the dentist never lost a single tooth. never had any pain with any of his teeth. How what's the mechanism?
He had, you know, every time he used to have food straight away anytime you have any food straightaway, he used to go and he used to use the miswak but the different sides of beeswax. Right? So he had no respect there was a big misfire that you brushed your teeth and so on around but he had smaller miswak and he had a very small one that he used to get in
between the teeth. And he used to take every particle of the of the remainder of the food out. And you know, for eight years, anytime he has food straightaway, he does his miswak. And he and rinses his mouth, never had pain for eight years never had to go to the dentist never had any problem is his teeth. That's how it was created. So if we were to keep our teeth like that, and every human being can do that most of our teeth, we know this bacteria decay, and all that comes up because of the food residue that is in our mouth. Now, if you look at the human being the eye, for example, Lyla, has the human ever created a camera so powerful as the eye?
Yeah, Eli. In fact, I was thinking the other day, we were just discussing, you know, some things you do so simply, but we don't understand how complex it is, unless you try to create it yourself. Right? So I was talking the other day with some colleagues of mine. And there was a computational sort of the person there who had a PhD in artificial intelligence and computer sort of science. And I was saying, why can't we create, you know, we want to we want to basically just create an app on a phone that is going to correct people's greed, right? So you will know that it is your recitation of the Quran. So I said, let's try and create an app where instead of you just clicking on the on the
app and hearing a one way sound that the app tells you like something like, you know that the cat, the app tells you that instead of that, let's say you were to say Zabbix, or the app should say and create you vatika until you don't get that, right, the app should continue to say it wrong wrong, until you say valleca will put a tick there. I said that should be possible. Right? He said you don't know how difficult it is to teach a computer to recognize speech and to correct it is, you know, very, very difficult. And it will cost an arm and a leg. Just simple as that. Do you know in our speech, as we speak, in how many neurons are being used in our brains, and how quickly we will
function all of these? Do you even think so handler The other day I was thinking of this year, there's a party my phone I went into, which I never went into for a long time. So for example, there was a contact number I needed of a person who and I never contacted I never needed to contact for about 10 years. But I know that that contact number and that person's name is in my phone. The fact that after 10 years, my brain registers that, you know, we live in an instant within within a split second, my brain tells me Oh, yeah, he's number. Yeah, take it out. start checking look for phone number I just saw, I just sat there not for Savonarola, the fact that my brain can go into that and,
and pick that out that inflammation now 10 years ago, and the same time I'm sitting here, right now I could be at the breakfast table, that my brain is registering that that fridge noise in the background that I've got is something that I don't need to bother with. Right. And the fact that there's another drilling sound came from outside, I know straightaway, that is coming from works as calling from another house. The fact that I'm sitting here and I know in mind when I'm sitting here right now that the breakfast on in front of me that I'm eating my brain is processing, how to eat it, how to take it, how to swallow them, at the same time, I'm having a five, six, total I'm aware
of, but home does have thing that I'm unaware of what I'm doing. So for example, I'm sitting here, you know, there's a balance, there's a balance right now, I'm sitting here and I know that if I touch this cloth, right, I know what it is, I know the surface of it, I know the texture of it, I know that the density of this, I know the the thickness of this, I know the the weight of this, you know by by just looking at got an idea of my awareness, the awareness, the surrounding suhara allows him at this moment to know all of this and think and then to have a memory 10 years ago to pick it back up. This is a super super super computer laws put in our minds. And the human can recognize the
And the human can't find the law. The human finds in this is the irony of the human makes the phone the smartphone. And the human is so fascinated with the smartphone, and the memory of the smartphone and the camera function of the smartphone that the human forgets about his brain about his eyes and his camera and wahoo alacrity human forgets that because you know what happens is that you get so used to something that you think well, that's how it is anyway, we're not amazed by it. We only amazed by something that we see, you know, now and again, slightly different. Otherwise, we're not amazed by any of this. The fact that the ocean is bringing waves to the to the sea to the sea.
side, and the fact that all of this is there's a many mechanisms that are going there, you know, the ocean, just the ocean and just the waves, you know, there are, there are scientists for each and every one of these things, right? I don't know if you know this or not every one of these things has got people who are studying their entire life, and they still can't get to the depths of it. So for example, for the wind, there are scientists that study wind all their lives. There are scientists who study how we move on the earth. There are scientists that study just the waves and how the waves come in how they go out. And the connection of that to the moon to the moon light, there's so many
things going on. We are we are still searching, we are still finding things out, that our scientists are studying rock just rock all their lives. And they can they can, they can talk about it to you all your life, but they'll still won't go to the depth of it.
And Alaska has created all of this. And what is it said to us? That in each and every one of these things, what you will find is you find an amazement, analyzer what you don't you don't recognize you don't recognize a lot. You don't recognize. You don't recognize the Creator,
Allah azza wa jal has given his own his own you could say introduction and who is who he is in the Quran. What we need to do is in each and everything that you find, just stop the way Allah told listen to the milk, look at the sky and look at it again and look at it again and you find me Now let me tell you this, you know, this earth that we that we are sitting on the fact that this earth is not moving Allah mentioned that in the Holy Quran several times the fact that this earth is flat, Allah has mentioned that we had the fact that this earth is something that is hard but soft at the same time, you know, when you go to soil and go to soil, okay, if you want to build something on
soil, can you build a house in soil?
Like if you actually put this you you, you put the soil sort of you know, you harden it, and you want it you create some you know, house water on top of it, you can make a house out of it. Yes, with a good foundation. At the same time, if you want to dig that soil, and if you wanted to make a foundation in the soil and if you wanted to plant something in the soil, can you can you dig into Yes or no? Yes, it's hard. It's soft. It's it's one thing it's hard then it's soft, a lie saying look, the loulan the Lula mahalo Quran Surah mukalla said, Fung Shui, Fung Shui manaakitanga I've made the earth submissive to you walk on top of it. You can walk on it, you can dig in it, you can
remain on it, you can build on it, this is me that's provided you this when we see the wind, you know, you know the people who recognize a lot they see a lot in every other thing that they that they that they come across. So for example, if a person who recognize allow us to sit here, if you look just just look look across, what do you see in this hole? What what what comes across your eyes first when you look across the hall, what comes across your eyes?
The Pillars right? The Pillars because we needed this many pillars to hold the structure up. Allah azza wa jal says in the in the Holy Quran, in Surah rod in the beginning, I didn't need any pillars to hold things up.
I didn't need any pillars to hold because what Allah said although there's gases in the in the air and that forms the sky. The thing is, it's got a bell there that protects us from the sun. And the fact that this is something that is there and it doesn't crash upon us and it doesn't allow anything from outside the earth to cash upon us It burns it out and allows said all of these things the whole grammar here He has created this without a pillar with analysis behind 100 in Tirana without a pillar you look at it
in anything you'll see a lot. So when the wind blows, you will you will you you will find the law How do you find how do you find a law when the wind blows?
You know, you simply just going out that the wind blows? How do you how do you recognize a law through the wind?
Because it's something that is there you can't see but you know it's there.
Do you guys understand? When the wind blows, everyone knows that this is a this is when this is the air that just forced against my skin. And I felt that I know it's there, but I can't see. I know a lie is there but I can't see
you inside this is how people who recognize a law, they find a line everything. In fact, if a person will recognize a true person who recognizes a law when he sees every human being and he sees creatures and it sees other things, you know what he sees, he sees a laws, attributes. Allah actually was reflecting on all of these things. So for example,
seeing human beings with power, seeing human beings who can move their own bodies.
And who can think and who can make things? This is all a manifestation of Allah azza wa jal showing his attributes to us through those
because Allah azza wa jal makes things so he's allowed the humans to make things. Allah has mercy. So he's allowed the human being to show mercy allows. Hakeem, he has wisdom, he has allowed humans to show a very small amount of wisdom and we recognize the Safari and the attributes of Allah through the way he has allowed us to function. And what a true person see there's there's one thing which is one who knows Allah
and there's another one that recognizes Allah there's a difference
the one who knows Allah knows a lot because of all the things that I'm saying in terms of okay allies, Allah azza wa jal, okay is this is that that's just knowledge. But having recognition of Allah is something different.
So knowledge in Arabic is
when you know Allah,
but but having recognition is Marika. It's something different. When Allah said in the Holy Quran, that the Jewish people in the Prophet sallallahu at a certain time,
they will the Prophet, and from the Torah, they've got certain knowledge of the Prophet. Allah did not say they know who the Prophet is, just as they know, something else know, Allah said they recognize the Prophet just as they recognize their own children yadi funa who come it funa Abner gainer This is now the Quran in surah baqarah
just in the beginning of the second just sort of Baccarat so number two is number
one for six. Now, if I was to show you hundreds of children, if you're a as a father, you sitting here, sister sitting here as a mother, if I showed you 100 hundreds and 1000s of children 1000s 1000s of them I fill this entire town with with children.
When an abortion and I said to you, you know what? I want you to find your child amongst these 1000s and 1000s of children. The moment you find your child, will you be someone that doesn't recognize your child?
Will you recognize your child amongst 1000s? Yes or no? Pure? Yes. If you if if I showed you a child that wasn't yours amongst 1000s of children,
would you be able to tell me very quickly that he is not discharged? Yes or no? You will be able to tell me Yes. That's the difference between having knowledge of who Allah is and having Maratha recognition of who Allah is the believer and this is what I want to tell you in this session. If you're going to take anything from this session, you what we want to do is we want to move from common knowledge of a law to a recognition, a recognition of Allah modifier of Allah, the true believer in his life as he goes anywhere. He is he recognizes Allah azza wa jal, he recognizes Allah azza wa jal being present, I'm not saying present in front of him, but Allah azza wa jal having his
existence his existence is something that the believer can never ever move away from
the true believer. So for example,
if you were to hear somebody speak aloud, Virgil has said in the Holy Quran, what, in your language in your language, you will find my science, the fact that we've got so many different languages to laugh when it comes to Albania, one, you find a lot of recognition in that just just as so many languages Allah has created on the earth. It manifests the beauty of a lot of how, how much variety he has, because Allah, Allah has so much variety that you can't, you can't bring it all in one and be able to encompass all of it. So in Surah, Allahu Allah azza wa jal has said woman is he from His signs, from His signs and the thing that Allah has given us is if you're going to recognize him, is
if Tina Hello Samira to allow the creation of the heavens and the earth This is item number 22 of surah number 30 wati laffel l cinetic. Vanakkam. If you look at the difference of the languages that you have the tongues that you have, you will find me there are lots of advantages from the fact that he has given us different colors, you will find a lot there. The fact that a lot can create so many faces, and every single face is different. Every voice is different. This is our last recognition that the fact that every single
fingerprint that is God is different from one another, this is a lot of recognition in there. This allows manifest. So when a believer walks and he sees another human being, he sees what he sees a lot of power in all of this. The fact that this human being has got all of you know his whole body functioning. This is allows recognition with Allah as Rob Allah is the one who provides
a belief that sees rob the existence of rob the existence of the one who sustains in every creation that he comes across. So if the believers to come across a tree, the believer recognizes Allah
because of the fact that the tree is living the trees growing is Allah. The fact that Allah Allah azza wa jal has said he has given us the sun he has given us sunlight and he's given a shade. Without shade the human beings will burn out. When the believer comes across a shade. Let's say you're walking in a park, you come across shade, the believer recognizes Allah azza wa jal existences to the shade. Because he's mentioned that in the Holy Quran, mandevilla one of sha Allah, Allah who Sakina I'm the one who's who extends and allows the shadow to extend because of the sun, and I allow it to retract because of the sunlight. But if I wanted to, I could have kept it exactly
where it is. If Allah wanted to give us a shadow, that is not based upon light, but it's based upon something else, okay, not based upon light,
shining or beaming, and then there's a there's a part where there's a darkness has created and that's where your shadow is, if a lot did not want to do that, then he could have made it like that. He could have simply made it like that. No, nobody would have objected. Nobody would have known anything different. But Allah azza wa jal said that I created for you, I created for you a shade. Okay, that allows recognition, the fact that we can sit on the ground if you think about this air right now you're sitting on the ground, you sit on the ground, you got bones that are actually holding your entire structure up, you got muscles that are being compressed as you're sitting on the
floor right now. Okay? Yes, you move a little here and you move a little there, but you can sit for hours on the ground without pain, that is a sign that allows our agenda existence is there because he has given us the ability to keep our composure to sit there to keep our body up not to have pain and to be this we have a lot of them in fact, you know when we go to sleep every night unless I'm Is there a lot of existence there. Allah has mentioned that in the Holy Quran, you know, the people of the cave that slept for 300 years in order Allah subhanaw taala Quran one oh kalibo
boom, that and the Amoeba that a Chanel suit a calf in the beginning you find this, Allah said that I I, I moved them from left to right. I move them right. I move them from left to right, a suhar Allah Allah existences hear why you're asleep. I'm asleep. Okay, you're asleep. I'm asleep. My brain switched off.
My limbs are not in connection with my brain right now. My brain is not a way to tell my limbs do this do that. If I was to sleep for six or seven hours in a night, and I fell asleep on my back, or I fell asleep on my right hand side, and I woke up again exactly in the same position when my brain woke up. That's right. I'm still in the same position I was seven hours ago. What's gonna what's gonna be my situation tell me
how I'm gonna be dead.
Stan, I'm gonna be so numb pins and needles in my body all over, I won't be able to feel the blood, the blood circulation would have had a real problem getting into those places. My arm was like this. My hand was like this, right? The hand was slightly raised up to towards the top of the pillow Okay, blood can flow. A blood can flow so easily the hours and hours of that you know what's gonna happen, you can have you can be in severe pain in the morning, you'd have stiffness, every one of us would have gone out of bed to spend like a good you know, 20 minutes, half an hour, get all your joints moving again right with all the pain and stiffness in the body. The fact that we move in the sleep,
you know what that is?
Because the Quran says your rule
goes to Allah. When when you slept, when you go to sleep. When you go to sleep, the rule goes to Allah. This is the Holy Quran.
In surah Zamasu number 3946. Allah says Allah
Azza wa t Lam como te mannheimia for you SQL Latika Allah Hello.
sama. Every soul goes back to him and go to sleep. So he releases the soul by the most
To go back to the body, there's a connection that the soul has with the body. So like takes it but there's a slight connection, and he releases the route to come back to the, to the body. Now, during that period, we've got no no connection with our body. But you know what happens? Allah says, just like he said, for the 300 years of sleep for the people of us how because Allah says, I'm the one that moves the body at that time, right and left, not only boom, that mean, what that ashina
and Allah in our sleep, sometimes we moving right, sometimes we moving left, just so that we are comfortable, right, so that we're comfortable, the whole body has got rest, it gets rest, Allah has said subrata your whole mind needs to your brain needs to totally switch off sebata in the Quran in surah another you find it. So he switches our brain off to give us the brain rest. But at the same time, he moves that body around so that we find total, you know, comfort when we wake up. This is a last recognition in our sleep every single night. And the other thing is, you know, like, you men sleeping with your wives, you slept with your wife, you know, maybe for 20 years, 30 years and same
bed. Okay? Tell me one man who woke up in the in the morning or woke up in the night. And you actually woke up because you got a black eye because your wife actually, you know, moved in a direction that boom, you know, unless it was purpose football, you know, I'm trying to say, Yeah, tell me who woke up with a severe sharp pain because the person that you know, your wife that you slept with, they hit you in sleep, they never knew what they were doing. Tell them one person agenda. You had the brother in arms?
Well, kids and our kids will do that, right? Because the thing is, with the kids, right, they want to kick the blanket and whatnot, right? So that being that lava, you're naturally when you sleep, and an adult stood next to your wife asleep next to you, right, there's something that Suhana laid out in while we're sleeping in asleep, we don't harm each other.
We don't harm each other. Because what's happening at that time, is moving our limbs. Alice moving her limbs are like moving your limbs and you somehow just brush off each other in the sleep even if somebody puts their leg somewhere uncomfortable, where your body is somehow you know, you find the ease to move it or something whatever happens is
you find Okay, there's a sign of a Lhasa gel in sleep, there's a sign of a larger like recognition but one thing I want you to understand is is just not knowing that realize that they believe that is such this session is recognizing Allah so believe it is such that nothing in your life you ever come across except that you see the existence of Allah
through that you know that allies exist and you know that Allah is watching you you know that allies hearing you you know that Allah knows everything about you by saying this i'm not saying that ally just there in front of you. Now I'm not saying that what I'm saying is let's say for example, if you were to see
if you were to see a fan this fan in front of how would you recognize a large spicing a fan? No one told me
Sorry, would the air go on tell me some somebody else comes to my house? How do you recognize that?
Let me just move on one other thing I want you to understand this year, we create how many light bulbs to to light one one room and our color right? To light one one corridor or one hole? Right here. Look, look in front of you. Look how many lights we created here. Allah uses one bulb to like the entire Yes or no? One son.
And this is one of the many many different, you know sons that he's created for many different galaxies. Okay? One. Allah azza wa jal has made a mechanism on the earth that when the wind blows, he makes it blow all across the entire Earth, all across the entire Earth. Without that winds behind a lot of them you wouldn't find comfort, you'd be in great discomfort without that wind. And we actually we are quite lucky in the UK. They've got a lot of wind that comes I understand sometimes it gets too much. Okay. But we're actually quite lucky that a lot of wind comes and it gives us a lot of comfort here in you know, in where we are the fans that we see, look how many fans we have to
create to get air flow.
When Allah azza wa jal just sends Subhana Allah, He sends it across the seas across the land across the houses across the rooftops, right into our houses. And so right into our bedrooms right into the places we need them allows, we just sends one and it's enough. This is recognition when the wind blows. Next time I want you to think about this, the larger has made this great mechanism that is looking after us in a way that we couldn't ever comprehend. In fact, if you were to think about the food, you know, if you looked at your food, and you thought if you just sat there with your food
And you want to recognize a law you could just find a law that you know how that food in front of you my friend, okay might be a piece of beef or something it might be with some peas and some mashed potatoes and whatnot. Okay? The peas that would that grow Do you think they grew yesterday and they landed on your plate today?
La la la Vina the piece of beef just came on your plate just like that. If you were to recognize a lie, you'd recognize a lot from the from the whole agriculture from the beginning to the end, how how Allah has made the animals that have grown the red, and then the animal gets slaughtered on one piece of beef travels so many miles, okay, just to end up on your plate. So the Alaska del can can feed you, he has said in pseudo Raka four things. four things. One is your own creation. I try to match No, you don't look at your own creation, like how you've actually been created. You know, the the sperm of a human being is something that he would probably just throw away because it's filthy.
And from that Allah creates a human being. So last Surah Surah 56 that look at that just just just sit there and ponder How are you something that you are what you would want to throw away? Something that is filled according to you, but you know what I create such a beautiful human being from that your children are created from that. Then you look at the next thing I have, right? My drone Allah Allah azza wa jal says if you look at the cultivating process that you've got, if you look at the whole cultivation, how you seed you put seeds in house and then grows, how something is faded out and things the whole system, Allah says, until does Rona,
do you read in power of all of this? Or are we in power? Because when Allah wants to switch things off, we can't grow anymore. If Allah doesn't want to give us children, we are infertile. If Allah wants to switch something off, he can switch it off. Allah says, Allah Allah, Allah uses the water that you drink, and to anzahl to whom in a Muslim?
Are you the ones that go up there to the clouds in the squeeze the clouds out and bring the rain boat and come back? And then drink that? Or am I the one that brings it down for you, and try to narrow it down? Do you look at the fire that you bet, just the fact that the fire the way it burns, okay? Again, fire is something which you need and find something that can kill you. Allah, Allah could rise in all of these things, how he's put that in all of these things, that the same thing gives you life gives you warmth, gives you heat, and the same thing is the cause of your death, if it's used in the in, you know, in the wrong way, now allows us and I say these four things, just
look at it are you in power, or our mind power, because whenever Allah wants to take the the way, there's no one that can stop that thing from going away. So for example, sometimes you have these famines that come across the depths, it devastates an entire nation. A family that comes for example, you got, let's say, you know, an infestation of rats, so you've got of locusts or whatever it is, and they eat the crops, or they eat. So now they devastate whatever crops that we've got, who is there to stop that many deaths that will come because just from the locals, when they eat those crops, the crops are not feeding the livestock, livestock died because the livestock die, and they
and the vegetation dies and the plants die, we die. Simple.
And that all is, is happening. And Alaska has kept his signs alive that look, I'm here, you cannot say that you don't recognize me now. The human being needs to die. us as believers, what should we do every single thing that you come across in your world in your life, you should see Subhana
Allah as our job is not only existing, but allows you that has given me signs through this sciences. So the heart that we've got
La ilaha illAllah is not just a mechanism that that pumps blood around our body, we've got a mind, we've got creativity in there. We've got imagination in there, we've got dreams that get stored in there. We've got we've got a heart that loves that hates that as emotions. All of this, again, is a way that allows was really showing us that there's a deep mechanism he's made within us and we can recognize him you can find him wherever you are. Now some people come to the thing of, you know, with all of this will all of this. Some people come to the to the part of their life that you know what,
none of this works. They don't recognize the law through any of this. With all the signs around them, they can't they don't recognize a law surgeon. So you know what Allah azza wa jal has done. Another way for us to keep in contact with him.
Is that allows our gela will put us in a situation where we will need to make dua to him.
believer or non believer, a theist or Muslim or Christian or, you know, agnostic or wherever, whoever you are, there are, there's a moment in everyone's life that allow will put you in a position that is gonna make you come down to your knees, and he's gonna make you call to him.
Let me just do this quick test, I've done this test many times, if you've ever in your life, got to a position where you had no choice, and the only way you're gonna find relief, or the only way you will find a way out was through Allah, and you actually called him. And through that one moment in your life, you knew that Allah had helped you in that instance, whatever instance, whatever it was, put your hand up, he had one of those instances in your life.
And look at this, over this, that's about 80% of you that Put your hands up.
Can I see your hands again, three hands of high. If you Okay, put your hands up high, there's only probably now can see about 90% of you putting your hands up, right? Those of you who haven't had that, it's going to come to you.
It's going to come to you. That's one way Allah shows you that He exists. You know, I've found this amongst non Muslims.
Amongst non Muslims, for example, when when a scenario comes where they know that there's no way out, there's no way any human can help them, there's no way they can help themselves, automatically the heart turns to Allah, this is even for atheists.
So I've come across this many times in my life with with people who don't even believe in God. So I don't know, if you remember.
You know, in 1999, there was that plane that crashed and the lightning struck the plane in Spain, it was in three pieces in the ground. And now if you remember that, if you don't remember that probably, you know, is 20 something years ago, almost 20 years ago. You can you can you can you can search that.
My one of my driving instructors, he was on the plane before that plane that got struck.
And he came back from a holiday from Spain. And he came back to North London, he was teaching me how to drive as a non Muslim. And he said, Hassan, Hassan, you know, I was on the Hudson, you know what,
you know, when the plane to coffee has went through the door and all I could see is that lightning and lightning. So lightning all around. It was the scariest moment in my life, because the plane took off. And it was trying to get through the, you know, through above the clouds without lighting hitting it. And they took a risk. So he was on a plane just before that other painter got hit and then they rounded all the planes.
I don't know what it is. Yes. And yeah.
I start calling God. I don't even believe in God. for two minutes are saying God God God saved me. God saved me. God saved me because the whole plane Yep. Allow playing with like a
Christian will do this and others would say, okay, right. And those that don't believe this interesting, but those that don't even believe in God.
They started to call God and then he said to me, he said, Bossa Nova, I felt like a hypocrite. I went above the clouds, you
don't believe in God, I don't believe in God. Why do you attend to God for? Right? I said, No, you're not hypocrite. I said, that was your moment in your life that God showed to you that He exists.
Why did you turn to God? Why? All your life, you never believed in God, you got to that place and you start calling God. You know, there was the Dunblane shooting in America doesn't there's an article in The Times Magazine I read, you know what, there was pupils, never believed in God. They were in their closets. They hid themselves, because this shooting was the two of them came inside. They were shooting around, you know, whoever they found, they just shot up dead in a school in America. And some of the students that were in those clauses that were hiding and just breathing thinking it might be the last breath of life. When they were interviewed later on, they said we felt
hypocritical because we just call them God never believed in God in their lives, but they call them God. And Allah says in the Holy Quran, those that go to see in the process of lost time and the sailors that go out there, and when there's when the tides you know what when the sea starts to surge, I wonder when the thick clouds come above and it starts to rain and the winds start to blow and is there any moment you ship could be capsized? At that time, they see no other except Allah
even the machines
Those who believe in several Gods even the most should give up every other God except for just the one on one and only God that time and so they you know, Rama Rama was he fled he fled from McCallum karma Mohammed Salah to COVID maka Nkrumah said forget this. I'm leaving Makkah and he was the son of Abuja,
Abuja we all know, Abidjan is the worst enemy of colossal awesome, sorry, Chroma he ran, he had a death warrant, you know, there was a death warrant for him. So he ran he moved from Makkah he went to the nearest port and he found the ship He said, No, I'm just going to sail with these guys there. As far as I can go anywhere, any other land and I'm not staying here maybe he was going towards Ethiopia or something because that was the closest place they went in those Abyssinia Ethiopia was the place they went to. So he was he was on the Imam going on his route
what happened is the seas started to you know search and then the ship started to move side to side and the whole rains you know, everything was there storm was there and any moment you know and unless it were t mo to mean Colima can and death circles Juran at that type because you know, you could be dead any moment right? You know, a commodity grandma said, Oh, boom. Oh God Oh, boo boo. Oh god of lat. Oh, God have resigned our new two rescues right now. And the same is jumped in
the ground grabbed his mouth. These are all sailors. They're from Makkah. They are they believe in all these different gods last minute and you know what, whatnot, okay, they believe in all of them. And so does a cover, they got a drum and they put their hands on a crumb, and they stopped into this a man.
Let's call our guns a second
shot. You know, saying that we say this. I said what? He said you don't say the idiot. They said, when it comes to this thing here on the seas, there's only one code that can help you.
You call me running? We know this.
There's only one guy that helps you now Allah Don't. Don't you know the God as in the God Allah. Don't call on no one else. Otherwise you're not gonna be saved. And a Chroma god damn found he thought.
What on earth have I done all my life? I fought Muhammad. Right? All my life. I went against him and all my life. mohammadu saying there's only one God.
And all my life, I fought for those gods and all my life for 20 years. I was against him. And today I'm on a ship right now. And what Mohammed said is true.
He said, Oh, he said, he said that I said, Oh Allah, he said, you rescue me from this storm. And I'm going to go straight back to my car. And I'm going to put my hands into the hands of Mohammed. And I'm going to say the Shahada shadow light. And
the thing is, if any of the signs that I've said or recognition of Allah azza wa jal doesn't work, I'm telling you, every human being will come to a time in their life when Allah will show you that you had to call him one and only and when you did you found that you know what your answer, you got your answer. And Allah rescued you. And without Allah, there was no other rescue. I've come across this several times in my life. When I found that you know what, it is only Allah and your Eman should serve at that time. That Allah rescued me from this thing you know, it's 100% dead end. But you know, Allah azza wa jal rescued you from that. This is Allah showing that He exists and he's
Because you know what, on the day of judgment,
Allah is going to bring up all of this again.
In Sahih, Muslim he says this.
So for the Arabs in the Prophet sallallahu asthmas time, Allah azza wa jal is going to ask simple question like, Did I not give you a camel?
Did I not give you a camel? So Allah Allah subhanaw taala Quran for us to understand? Yeah, Allah said aphylla young Guna ebk to wholecut Do you not see the camel the way it's been created? Now the camel itself is a miracle of God on the earth.
The way it stores his water inside his body, the way it can go across the terrains of the Sun without without thirst and without dying, the way the camels run, you know, you know in the desert, you know, the Arabs they put they put a scarf and other things around the eyes to shield it from the dust from from the dust and from the sun that that blows across. You know, the camels, they have several islands that a few islands that protect them from all of that the way Allah has created this camel is a miracle. Allah will say to that Arab did I not give you a camel
And we'll say Yes, my lord. Yes, my lord, because the sign was within the camel that you wrote.
And you know what I say to you so behind Allah, the sign that allows our gel is so powerful is within our own hands when you even pick up your smartphone
because the smartphone is being created by the human being, and what Allah created as the human being is much more powerful than the smartphone much more sophisticated than the smartphone in every single feature of the smartphone. And every human being that is probably hearing this has got a smartphone or has used a smartphone or knows what a smartphone is. And the thing is just as a level as the error about the camel, Allah will ask us about the car does not give you a car you could go from one place to another place basically did not give you the power to find oil and the fact that you can burn something and you can get fuel and you can then move your motor who gave that idea? In
fact all inventions that we made if if it wasn't for Allah we wouldn't make these inventions alone alone are simple questions. Did I wasn't I here was I hear that you will find me wasn't I hear that the sun was there for example, one of them was this is a very strange way of finding Allah sometimes you don't find a lot in the things that you see as positive. But you find a lot in the things that you see as negative.
As another way of finding Allah and there's a recognition to the believer, he has maarif of a light as an average novela allies that we know a lot is just an Allah sees everything on his everything he knows everything. All right, are you the fan Marika is that you walk in your life, your breathing your life, any way you go anywhere you are, you are absolutely certain that through the things that you see and you come across a light present. So one of those is that you see, you know Subhan Allah let me say the Hadith first and then then you understand Allah azzawajal will say to the human being of the dead Jasmine, he'll say you have an ad and Oh son of Adam Medina. toofan told me I became ill
and you never came to visit me. So the human what a lot. Stop stuff in loving
Allah you saying that you became ill and never came to visit you? Allah said I became ill and never came to visit me. So Allah How can you become ill? One terrible I mean, when you are the Lord of all the all of creation, how can you be ill? So Allah says, money Rob de Flan, such and such songs. So from amongst by sevens became ill.
And you never visited him?
Have you visited him
lower destiny in the who you would have found me with him.
Now there's two ways of looking at this. One is because the Marines or the person who's ill is doing suffer, is has patience. Allah said in the Holy Quran in Allah, Hamas, Saudi allies with those who are patient, so every patient person, allies with them, because of the fact that they have suffered as a basic understanding. Another way of looking at this service analyze this, when you see someone ill
you should remember, or somebody who's got disability or somebody who's got anything that you find negative. Let's say you found a face that doesn't look so, you know, so nice. Or you find somebody who's slow in life, or you find somebody who is you know, treated to be treated with disrespect or whatever it might be, you know, treated with, you know, in contempt
was sort of lost sallallahu wasallam has taught us that you say immediately when you see someone in any form of diction
Alhamdulillah he lady,
Fanny Mima patella cabbie of abalone, Allah Kathy, the man holla Casa de la, I in All praise belongs to Allah, the One who has saved me from the tragedy that He has given you.
And he has given me a great bounty, over much of his creation, he has given me a superior position over much of his creation, the fact that you see an ill person, you should recognize your health.
Yes or No, we took him for granted again, unless we get ill we don't call Allah, Laila heilala. We don't recognize a lot less we get a lightsaber. Every time you come across someone who's ill, you should recognize that I've been with you, because I never gave you the same problems that I gave this person was ill. So you should recognize that I've been there. So a believer finds Subhana Allah that the you know, straightaway, he finds the remembrance of Allah by seeing somebody who's who's been afflicted. You see, the dead, you should remain should remind you that you're alive. You see somebody who is in hospital, you should be thankful. That allows you
Allah has kept me safe and sound it's a massive way of recognizing Allah azza wa jal. In fact, the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam in every one of these occasions. He's gonna
he's gonna draw that. He says, in every one of those occasions he's gonna draw and that reminds us who is in power. So for example, just a vehicle that we're getting I know we say Subhanallah the Sahara has, I mean, we're in a lot of collagen do you actually read? Do you actually even know what that what that even means? Suhana levy.
Allah is so sublime he's so far from any form of defect. I let the Sahara The one who has put this vehicle in my power while macaroon Allahu McLean and we would have no power over it had Alan have given me the power we're in, in our opinion on television. And any moment whether it's through this vehicle or outside of this vehicle, I recognize that I'm going to return back to Allah which means that this vehicle Allah subjugating me to this very vehicle could mean by the means that my death as well. Just like in the back in the days, when they used to ride a horse, a horse could flip them over, and they could break the backs or die from from being flipped over. Today we can go in the
vehicle and we could die because of an accident. Allah azza wa jal has put the signs within that, that this is something you need yet yet it's a cause of your own death, and allows the judge tells us through the sunon and the doors of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that every one of these does show up, show that we recognize a loss power allows existence, the fact that allies there through all of these things that we go through in life, there is nothing that you should come across as a believer, except seeing the power of Allah azza wa jal in that and and his his existence, and the marriage and the recognition should be therefore. So this session was really about recognizing Allah
azza wa jal melas was it was tough to recognize him and to keep not to to live our lives in every moment to keep his recognition are mine. Are there any questions before we have
any question today's session only any questions that you've got?
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