Channel: Hatem al-Haj
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today to be honest with you, I
meant to talk to you about particular verse different sort of
in a lot more of an audience anyway, they
carry on Bobby, yeah, I will come to Allah.
Allah commands in this verse in sort of enough. That's chapter number 16 verse number 90. My old issue
and this particular version sort of says, This is the first attempt that I wanted intended to talk to you about. Today, it is in a lot more of an avenue and sannio
functionality and material.
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the chapter of the bees number 16. And it is a beautiful verse Abdullah said that is the most comprehensive verse in the Quran.
Lot of photolysis in this verse unlike a man's heart justice, exam, excellence,
if you will translate that sentence excellence you you would never do extend the word injustice if you translate it as anything, but the closest would be excellence. Odd will be just as some of the excellence were at the quarterback liberality towards the game, were on hand in foster care and he forbids false shameful acts, fracture is all shameful acts lewdness, when hard and fast, when monka monka is basically a general word for every evil
or evil is monka monka is that which is rejected by
the filter on the natural inclination, the good, the good inclination of human beings, when Bobby which is aggression is working on account of macaroni and instructs you that you may remember, yeah, it will come down to the Quran, Allah instructs you that you may remember, however,
I decided to not talk about this particular verse, although it's it's such a beautiful verse
when I remember that today is the 17th of Ramadan.
So, you know, the ninth would be the night of the 18th. But today itself is in 17th. Ramadan, so I felt a little bit uncomfortable overlooking the babble of but on the 17th of Ramadan.
Because the Battle of Gaddafi, you know, that happened on the second year of the hedger of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and it happened on the 17th, of Ramadan of the second year of the hedger of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, and it is such an event in the history of Islam, that it would not be appropriate to overlook it on the day in which taklon
bad that is bad that it is, you know, if we just think about some, you know, we'll have just a few stocks with a better battery with the profits are seven and the companions in this great battle, that was called for con maracatu, which is the Battle of infocomm. The distinction, the criteria, the distinction, which is the separation between capital and button, choose and false. It is the banner that you know, secure the history of the future of Islam, by the well and permission of Allah subhanaw taala, after the immigration of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and to begin with when we just say that
some people start to become uncomfortable because people don't want to hear anything about war, or violence or anything of that nature. And it is true, I mean, not all of you, but some people start to become uncomfortable when we talk about Jihad when we talk about the Battle of beddit, or the battles of the prophets, a lot of settlers. So they're like, you know, well, the prophet really go to war. And you may have grown up in a Muslim country, you probably know better, but
for some people that are unfamiliar with Sierra and particularly immersed in, in all of our apologetic preaching, they sometimes get surprised, you know, yes, the was war. And I would just like to say to those people that there has not been a nation in the history of humanity that
did not value that
Have you the concepts of valor? bravery, courage, sacrifice.
Basically, martyrdom is valued in every nation. People, where do we where do people attain Martin? So the issue is not about war versus no war, because there is no nation in the world that that was not involved in war. You know, pacifism is is is basically a concept that cannot have a place. In reality, why is it? And why is why is pacifism, a very negative concept, despite the fact that it may look alluring, it's a very negative concept. No nation in the world could survive on past pacifism. Basically, you allow people to trample over you, you allow people to do everything to you. You don't defend your honor, you don't defend your property, you don't defend your land, you don't
defend your life, and just allow people to step over you left and right, which nation in the history of humanity preached that pacifism and survive is impossible, it is just, you know, absolutely impossible.
Have you were you able to hear me before someone
can't get any closer.
So, no nation ever preached the accounts of Sufism, and so prior
to the cyclicity, in addition to the history, but but philosophically, pacifism is is is faulty, philosophically, because if the truth is this arm will false or get this arm will false, false will give up the use of force, false or whatever, give up the use of force, no. So if the tooth, this arms itself, in the face of false hope, which will never shy away from using force, to enforce, you know,
to basically triumph or prevail, falsely, wants to prevail. If the falsehoods a false it uses intellectual
and intellectual confrontation, then choosing an armed confrontation would be would be wrong, because
allow likes gentleness and everything. So to basically respond to an intellectual discourse by armed force, that is not a threat, that is not gentleness. But if you respond to art, you know, attack by intellectual country, no defense, that does this work.
That doesn't you want to try
and you know, come and meet me afterwards.
surface. So, that is to say, for the idea itself of the use of force
is a noble idea, when that force is justified, so that that the whole the crux of the matter is what is not the use of force versus that, you know, force is
justification, is it justifiable? Was the use of force justifiable?
Here in the United States of America, where, you know, many Muslims are made to basically feel uncomfortable about, you know, the concept of Islamic Jihad and so on.
The United States of America has been involved in wars for more than two thirds of the history for for more than two thirds of the history of the United States. And I'm not saying this is bad or wrong or bad or good for anything. I'm just saying that force was used for over two thirds of that history. There was rarely a period of time where the United States was not at war, somewhere nearby, far away.
Go back to the history of reading. And this was under Republicans and Democrats and everybody's, you know, so it is not basically limited to one group or lesser.
So they use a force per se, is not to be condemned, and it is not read praise. And then we hear about the justification was justified or not.
For the Muslims, the use of force was a test
to try and from a loss of power, particularly, when you engage in more hours, number two by the enemy you're being tested, it is not like you're going for you know, is basically when when you have the upper hand, then use force to prevail and to occupy and to invade. You may think all things about this, you may think that those people are into that they're greedy, they're just cruel, they are this or that. But when you have 313, people,
with only two horses, being asked to confirm more than 1000 of their enemies, when prepared, well armed with 100 horses, are those that are the people who respond to this invitation, greedy people who want you know, the spoils of war,
you know, because by any means, use any form of calculations. That's a lost Lord. That's the last thing counter that's the last battle. You're asking 313 people that have two horses, to confirm about more than 1000 people with 100 horses with 100 horses, and the 1000 people are basically the cream of the crop of the fighters of price, the cream of the crop of the fighters of Christ quraish went out with all of you know that the son of lead of Christ or the ears of Christ
save him not raw via hardware did not
tally, all of the salaries of Christ have gone out to this word. And then the Muslims are being invited to confirm to this army that that is three times
their number, and many, many times their power because it's not just about numbers. When you say two horses for you know against 100 horses, that is 50 times the power.
So then, they use that this invitation was a test for the believers and a loss of power. Karina wanted to try them out. Kolesov, Allah says in Surah, Amina nasima, Yahuwah, lung,
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Well, after varicose veins, some of the women and as you may have heard, some of the people are those who worship Allah on the very edge on an edge. But in a moment when good befalls him, when his man basically asks you to sacrifice none for the bank asks you to not do anything beyond your
liking or desires. Or that is that is counter to your preferences or your desires. A lot of people will be nice Muslims, because if it is all about coming to the masjid and it is all about, you know, even praying, fasting, that's fine. A lot of people do like meditation and a lot of people fast for health reasons. A lot of people do other things. So when it is all about these things are people to do this. You know,
they worship on the edge. But when Islam starts to ask you to sacrifice don't, you know, don't do this because I
don't do this job because I
don't think he earned this money because of this.
Though, you know emigrates were the cause of a lot, you know, or
when 316 people are asked to confront more than 1000 people 100 to 100 horses 100 horses, that is you know, that is C rd. Are you worshiping God loudly
For now, on an anatomy of
mine Abby's content, he's a content Muslim. He's like a happy Muslim content. All we talk about is john and all we talk about is good stuff. And we that said, No one is being asked to surrender to Allah. So even if there is, sacrifice is needed, you will sacrifice to surrender. Firstly, submit surrender. Often times we don't do this when the sacrifice that we're asked to
make pertains to money that pertains to wealth pertains to property pertains to a job pertains to like a business transaction, we don't even
we're not even comfortable making the sacrifice those people who are asked to sacrifice their lives.
If otherwise bad defaults, then he turns back on. He turns back on his face, meaning he turns backwards, meaning he goes away from Islam. He leaves us that he rejects he refuses to submit and palaeobiology
certainly, those are the ones who lose the donia and this life and the hereafter. Vladikavkaz Ron Veen, this is the true loss. So the first lesson that we have learned from, from the, is the sacrifice of the Sahaba era. And you know, when Solomon was stands before, the professor Sunderland tenzan law, he and his startup Baraka, hota, hula hoop Mark Lockwood, manga Mark Matheson determined
by Allah, he was asking a professor Simon consulted the Sahaba wanted to hear from the Sahaba and then go back to school can Homer spoken that spoken, perfect, that wanted to hear from the unsolved because those are the Menagerie, they have already shown that they are people of sacrifice, they left everything behind in Mecca, and they sacrificed everything. So and the Prophet also wanted to hear from the answer, because they are the ones, you know.
They're the hosts of the new Muslim state in their own city in Vienna. So somebody stands up and says to him, Biola, if you attempt to cross this, see, we will cross it with you. Keep in mind, we are not talking about ships here, if you walk through it would walk behind you. Not a single man of us will stay behind. Not a single man of us will stay behind. This is these are the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu.
But it is amazing. It is amazing that after the war, some of the Sahaba disagreed over the points. Do you know that after you know this, basically pinnacle of heroism, pinnacle of valor, pinnacle of sacrifice, then act of selflessness. These are not people that fought to prevail. This those are people that fought an army that was many, many times their size,
and the sacrifice, just out of submission to a lot. And then at the end of the war a lot granted the victory. And then after all of this,
some of them disagreed over the spoils of war constructed and families repeated. Yes. I don't wanna
ask you about the spoils of war, but it and finally Ronnie also say the spoils of war belong to Allah and His Messenger, it was taken away from them, you know, your, your fight is not for this. You were fighting for the cause of Allah. If Allah grants you some of the squibs be thankful. But if Allah tells you none, you know, the spoils is yours.
You should still be concerned because you're fighting to obey Allah, not you're fighting to give victory to the truth and to support the Prophet and the ministry of the prophet SAW some of them you're not fighting for his points. They are not yours. None is yours. Yes, I do want to kind of put an untitled, so
they asked me about an on campus quiz board say all of them are for our
On his messenger so fear Allah was in the back of a nickel and asked me who recommended adjust, settle, adjust, fix rectify all matters between you that disharmony that friction, that discord that was about to happen between you the profits of our southern describe this discord with the BYU family members after that baby heal Hanukkah.
Dean Allah Shara Kala contaminated the misery reported to the Prophet Sal Sal and cell for this cord between the believers is the razor the razor that does not shave the hair, but it saves the D and saves your religion or your religious commitment. So a LASIK within practical law allow us to be productive income online or pseudo income to me and obey Allah His Messenger if you're true believers in
Kerala gelato, the true believers are those who whose hearts tremble whose hearts show humidity and fear when a lot is mentioned, when Ally's mentioned as if Hawaiian is teaching us
the this journey, this journey,
the journey of the heart to Allah subhanaw taala is a very long journey. Very, very long journey. You know that for the hearts to reach the level of
access to money in and contentment and to be close to Allah. And to reach that level of perfection. It's a very long journey. Because after, you know, the hab, and this type of jihad in particular bed, you know, the the show of sacrifice and valor and burdens, amazing, you know, unparalleled. So this type of jihad in particular, is is the the pinnacle of the pinnacle of Islam. The Prophet told us what jihad, there were to Sonam he and jihad is it spirited pinaka because now you're showing, you know what Shahid means? The words and he promises from Saturday, what is Saturday? That's the five. So what's the relationship between Marxism and testimony? It is said that he testifies from
his blood testifies. You know, it's a different type of testimony, the testimony of faith or a declaration of faith that you make with your son is a testimony of faith. That is basically the the gate to is that. But that type of testimony is the ultimate testimony. Now you're testifying from your blood, your life, that there is no God, but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger, that I am willing, willing to die for the cause to die for the cause. And that is the highest testimony. But after jihad, which is the you know, the after the agrarian involvement you have, which is the pinnacle, and better being the pinnacle of the pinnacle Alliance thing, then, then there, there is
still a long journey towards the heart.
In a moment I was teaching is instructing them in faith. And I was telling them how to attain more and more faith and how to walk on this path to Allah subhanaw taala as if the journey is just beginning. The journey is just the beginning. So all of the acts of the exterior should not should not
basically delude us away from the fact that
if the heart is not fixed,
then we're still too far away. Because we could straighten out our exterior even without showing off between you and yourself. You still could try to fix your exterior but at the heart is then not is still not aligned with the last tile not aligned with the divine. That path is
headed you can the journey is still a long one before you get to your goal to objective a lot of times STL Milan calm
in laminata La Creme on the day when no when neither wealth nor
progeny or offspring will be of any benefit, except the one who would benefit is one who comes to a light
turns to a lot with a heart that is sound with a heart. That is sound. So that was one lesson we learn from the Bible that
this is the first lesson, the uncertainty there are so many many many lessons.
you know in the next four minutes, let me choose one of them.
inshallah we will announce them after the fact as of tomorrow, we will continue with abandon that. But if we choose one more lesson
for when should we stop
after the foreign archives, we'll go over lesson number two
Suddenly, there are so many lessons about three
our minds This
is a very important
lesson is that if you rely on someone, someone,
someone other than a love, love will leave you for the person
that you rely on.
And a lot will ensure
that you wouldn't be let down by that very the material by
which you will be let down by this very lean material.
you know, when
once again, was able to take a different route, he made the Muslim army
and then he sent us the Quran. I am saying
Don't worry about it.
You don't have to come
to the site, the process
was able to make it
the price was already prepared, and they have like 1600 people fully armed and prepared and they were already dispatched. So the the stop, what should we do now? Should we do our own fortunately, now there is no reason to go out. Also piano safe. Everybody is completely safe. So they said let's stay on. Stay on. Some of them said let's there are particularly
who is the chief? He says that I would say that he took his people and went back to America and decided not to go to war. But then the same time came to them. Let's say Paul came to them. And he has we're excited.
this verse was a
levels of detail.
remember when I say time made their affairs or their leaves look beautiful to them. made their deeds look fair and beautiful to them? They no longer
he said no one will be able to overpower you have the people or any job
protect you know themselves.
infer hinted to or whispered into the you know other people to come out into their price we will protect you. Nice was started to fear from mental back. So So now pneumatic came out and said one of the people that give off and set the price. We will have your back
We will cover you we want to have your backup point about that is the that basically tempted by the same time to do this, so that you will attempt for age to proceed and to go out. And to fight the process on something that is in the second does not have encompassing knowledge. Just like everybody else, it's like a game of guessing here. It's like 1000 people, these are 313 people laters basically encourage them to go out, maybe they'll be able to wipe out the profits of Santa companions and the community of the believers so that they don't think that he has uncompressing knowledge. He also has this guessing game encompassing knowledge.
So let me say this a lot at the same time, convince Soraka and others to go out and tell them we will have your back, don't worry, proceed.
he could have directly whispered into their minds, that
you will not be overthrown by any of the people today by any nation today, because they felt very good about their
numbers and their
arguments and preparation, everything was good and in order nobody back
way. And when he convinced them indirectly also through other people that we will have your back will cover you been caught, you will not be able to attack you from the back, proceed. And I will tell you, they came out and he started to further encourage them to proceed.
So when the two armies were when the two groups encountered one another, faced one another, like Asana, he turned back on his leads, he ran away, let's say
Coca Cola, anybody. He said, I'm clear of you, I have nothing to do with the clear view because he had that time slices to see the angels coming down, you know,
in large groups 1000 mortality in succession, you know, is to be thrown out of government.
And the metal can be empty.
So he started to see the angels into some good succession 1000 angels hunting in succession, and he said, Look, this is a lost war, the butterfly will lose it. So he ran away.
eye see that which you don't see, I see what you see. Now. The
end of awful I fear a lot of lumps of trouble, there lies severe important, that is what this is about.
Keep in mind that we set the engines in 1000. a watt supported them with 1000 that the angels want to keep in succession. But the next verse is
made this only
this one, tangibility. Human beings want
to live off of abstract meanings. They wants to be tangible. For them to strengthen our hearts, I would send you 1000 agents.
You don't need to send to the angels to give you victory. Like I couldn't believe it, you know why?
It was only that tidings for you dying
to support you.
And so that your heart's content, if you feel that the angels are surrounding you, your
Victory only comes from Allah that does not come from the angels, I want
to give you victory
in allows us to
go back to
convince them and then once he saw that, you know the events, you know, basically moving in the wrong direction for him. Here.
I see what you see that right here.
So let's say to let them down, directly and indirectly through the allies that he allies at the same time whispers into their heads to convince supplies to proceed go out. We'll support you. We will have your back the Allies let them down,
down and likewise anyone who relies on someone else
Love for obey someone other than luck, he will be let down first, but not very one that try
to invade against the laws, commands. The verses that we run into Rahim the tree that that basically compared with this meaning is when the referee cited
so that the wrongdoers on the day of judgment will be let down by everybody, by everyone that the week would say to those, the,
you know, the mighty and strong, those who were leaders and
other people and so on the other, the weak and feeble mind that the followers you know, that always listen to, you know, folks will always listen to speech,
you know, takes them away from us, they will go to the mighty leaders and say to them, we were your followers in hoonah let them come on and
say, will you be able to spare us any of the torment of Allah subhanaw taala probably would have a knock on that those mighty leaders would say about one guy because with a guy that you know guys, so we misguided. So,
whether we it is all the same for us whether we are you know, patient or calm or anxious, no, there is no escape, there is no way out, there is no way out for us.
Then the second would come in because you will be looking people that you know wrongdoers will be looking under the judgment for any one to handle mistakes, you know, so they go to the leaders and then and then finally they go to the same time. What time will stand before them. As you see, this is the greatest customer the greatest regret, the greatest pain, we're gonna say for himself that got you into all of this trouble stems up before you teach the this is the last football This is the last speech of the last
two hours he was preaching to the choir.
And the second would say when the matter has been completely settled, the matter has been completely settle on the his app and everything and the day of judgment that she can say on the matter has been completely so in a lava kumada Allah had promised you a promise of truth for up to confirm after Homeric promises and I promised you I betrayed you will not have any fun and I have no power over you learn
to accept that I invited you and you responded I did not have power over you ally did not give this equal power over us a second lien so for my citizens you will have more power over
supplying power over you for whatever the
guy invited you and you responded
collateral you don't blame me? Why don't My only thing is you yourselves know how
the tie will not be able to save you today will not be able to save you won't
normally be able to save any
money when I disavow your shed.
I disavow you were taking me as a partner with Bubba, how do we take him as a person? Like how did he take him as a person by obeying Him, I get
the pleasure of
barely forgotten mean? There is a great torment awaiting them. So
we still have time.
We still have, we still have time, we still have an opportunity, we still have a chance to do this.
And to basically favor nothing over your relationship with us, America to this obey the leaders and apprentice away from a loss
to this Okay, the college professor, that that teaches us what is counter to the Dean of the loss of America, to disobey even the parent that wants it wants to lead us away from Allah subhanaw taala put this obey any and everyone that is attempting to take us away from us.
Otherwise, they will let us down on the day of judgment and they will disavow us on the Day of Judgment, it is your chance to disavow them, then before the disavow you it is a chance to be clear of them before they are clear as you probably have.