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Explanation of Surah al-Kaafirun

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Ibraheem Menk

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen illa Allah Al amin aubenas. in mono Sanjana Sallim wa Tamil MB your most serene Nabina Muhammad Yamada. He was a big marine along melesa la la Joshua who

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hasn't either she has a hella rbse Wallah. To answer with me we'll hire Bobby canister in. We thank you all for having gathered us here once again and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the America and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR Allahu wa Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them.

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We have been discussing the short sewer, the last 10 short so on in the Quran, that we recite regularly and frequently in our Salah. So these 10 show are important to us because we recite them so often in our Salah, when we say Allahu Akbar, then we should know what we are reciting most of us know the meaning of Al Fatiha. But when it comes to the surah that we recite after that, then many of us are not really in touch with the meaning we recite it very often that we don't really know what we are saying. So it is important for us to know because ultimately the goal is Allah subhanho wa Taala speaking to us, telling us this is how you should behave. This is how you should not

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behave. So we should understand what we are reciting in tonight's show. Allah subhanho wa Taala is discussing the belief of the disbelievers and the belief of the believers. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says kuliah you healthcare for your own inshallah to care for your own Allah, Allah azza wa jal al says, say, O Muhammad, O disbelievers, Julio, you will care for your own. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to address them as disbelievers. And this is true because they disbelieve in the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So if they are Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, then they disbelieve in the message of Muhammad sallallahu

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alayhi wasallam in the same manner, that they believe that we are this believers in their message in the message of Hinduism in the message of Christianity, so we do not believe in Trinity. Such is the belief of Islam. So we are this believers in their belief, and they are this believers in our belief, so we have the right to call them disbelievers in the same manner, that they have the right to believe that we are disbelievers. Allah subhanho wa Taala says gulia you will get your own, say O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, oh, disbelievers la boo Mata boon, I don't worship that which you worship, you are worshipping alette and Rosa a minute. I don't worship these idols in any way

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whatsoever. And it is said that the reason of revelation of this verse is because the co founder of grace realized that they were at an impasse with Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasallam. So they came to him and they said, You worship our idols one year, and we will worship your God one year. So they connection to the idols were so weak that they were ready to abandon the idols for one year, one entire year, worshipping only the hub of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we as Muslims cannot abandon abandon Allah subhanho wa Taala for one second in our lives. Why? Because if we have left him, then we have no protection whatsoever. We are left defenseless without a bull is that you are

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jealous. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that say Oh, disbelievers la Mata Abu Dune, I don't worship that which you worship. What are

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you doing, Mr. booth and you will not worship that which I worship. You will not not worship that which I worship, meaning? Yes, they worship Allah subhanho wa Taala but they did not worship Allah subhanho wa Taala singling him out alone in the manner that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did whether and two malaby Duna our booth and you do not worship that which I worship weather and I'll do my best to and I will not worship that we do worship. So someone might say there is a lot of repetition here. Why is there so much repetition of Assyrian explain that number one this may be to make it clear to them that you are on your path. I am in my path. We do not cross paths at all

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whatsoever and the others

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Make mentioned that the first law Buddha Mata boon means I do not worship that which you worship now today, what you're worshiping, I do not worship. And the second one refers to the fact that in the future also, I will not worship that which you are worshiping. And the same goes for while and to be done, Mr. Booth, and you do not worship that which I worship now, neither will you worship that which I worship, in the future, you will not worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the manner that is befitting to him as a whole, you will not accept Islam. So this was actually a foretelling from Allah subhanho wa Taala, to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which ultimately came to us that

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Cofer of Quraysh would never truly accept the message in totality, they never really accepted Islam, all together as a whole. Now, something interesting in this, so today, we interact with the Jews, with the Christians, with the Hindus, with people of other faiths, all the time, we are interacting with them, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. We can interact with them, we can do business with them, we can in fact, in certain cases, get married to them. So there is a lot of interaction that is allowed between the Muslim and the non Muslim. But when it comes to compromising your faith, compromising your belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala, then you will stand firm. This is

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especially true for the festivals that they hold for the yard and the celebrations that they have. That is your celebration, but don't shove it down my throat, I will allow you to take part and do what you want to do, because it is your celebration. You have the right to believe what you want to believe, but I will not take part in it. And this is where we need to stand firm for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because remember, that we think that we are persecuted today. We are in real hardship today. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam began with one voice amongst so many people that this believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala that rejected him that really wanted to worship idols

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with him. So Islam began as something strange. He was persecuted in Makkah so much that he actually said that they are an Islam or horiba Islam began as something strange was they are Oh, hurry, Canada, and it will return to becoming strange, as it was one strange. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a stranger amongst these people. If you become a stranger, because of the hat that you wear, or the clothing that you've got, or the mannerism that you have, or the belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala then be a proud stranger. How to ban in hora de de so glad tidings to those glad tidings to those who are strange. It doesn't matter if you don't fit in. In community doesn't matter

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if you don't fit in, in society. It doesn't matter if people look at you as someone that is strange, someone that behaves in a strange manner. Why? Because you are proud to believe in Robin is that you are jealous. Remember, that ultimately believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala means that you are from amongst the people of gender, you are from amongst the people who will have the salvation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and what is the life of this dunya in comparison to the earth here? Well, hello, how are you

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and the Akira is better and more lasting? This Junior 60 to 70 years, 80 years, 90 years you gone you did and then there is everlasting bliss, happiness after happiness, joy after joy for those who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So a little bit of sacrifice is required, but at the same time, we are allowed to interact with them. We are allowed to do business with them, but we will not compromise our faith when it comes to this. So perhaps in your business, the time of the festival festivities has come at them engage in their festivities, but we will not pass participate. We will not participate and we will not be a part of it. We don't need to be it doesn't need to be shoved

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down our throats. We are muslimeen and we are proud to be Muslim in and this is what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being told here Alia you healthcare for your own

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I do not worship that which you worship while and to my libido nama are good and you will not worship that which I worship the same goes. We don't expect them to come and engage in our festivities to be part of our festivities. It is okay if they choose to do so. But if they don't want to, we will not shove it down their throat because whoever wants to believe will believe whatever

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wants to disbelieve will disbelieve, and that is the choice whether and tomorrow be done Mr. Buddha, and I'll do my best to let come Dino come in for you is your religion. And for me is my religion, for me is my religion. So, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling her mozzarella, who I think he will send them that tell them for you is your religion, I cannot worship, alert a loser a minute, even for one second. And for me is my religion. I will worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. alone, I don't expect you to come and except Allah subhanho wa Taala in totality, because that is your choice, and that is how you want to live. So a person who has chosen Khufu this belief for himself in the

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message of Islam in the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then that person has the right to be a disbeliever in the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the same manner, that we have the right to be disbelievers in their message and tolerance means we understand that this is their right and this is our right, we will live with you, we will interact with you, we will not harm you, we will not cause any problems with you. But at the same time, we expect the same from you that Kundera can do for you is your religion. And for me is my religion. So with that we come to a close of surah tool calf yourown Allah subhanahu attallah has granted us the opportunity once

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again to discuss another surah that we recite frequently in our Salah. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us benefit from it and to grant us the understanding, I mean or sallallahu wasallam or Baraka either Nabina Muhammad Ali, he was a big marine