InstaLIVE #10

Ibraheem Menk

Channel: Ibraheem Menk

Series:

Episode Notes

share this pageShare Page

Stories In The Quran: Ibrahim (Abraham); a man resurrected 100 years later; Birth of Maryam (Mary), Dua of Zakariya; Birth of Isa (Jesus)

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.


00:00:00--> 00:00:22

salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Alhamdulillah. Today is our third session but even Allah will be looking at third Joseph. And going over some of the stories Elijah lo Allah mentioned in the news. When we look over the third years, we find that there's quite a few stories we've tried to pick out at least, at least six or seven smilla

00:00:23--> 00:00:30

Allah Allah Allah speaks about the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam, he speaks about story of Zachary alayhis salam, the story of Malian

00:00:33--> 00:00:44

salaam aleikum wa alaikum salam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakato how you Shekinah hamdulillah all well, how are you? Hungry? Not hungry now? Good.

00:00:46--> 00:00:48

hamdulillah How was the first fast

00:00:49--> 00:01:13

it was interesting. Actually, it's been quite easy here in Zimbabwe, we have say 12 hours, maybe 13 hours of fasting. So it's quite easy. And the last thing is your site will hamdulillah all while the site also I think as we mentioned before in a previous session, we've just got to accept what situation we in and try to make the most of it.

00:01:14--> 00:01:32

Yeah, absolutely. You know, Mashallah, the fasts are quite easy and I think fasting actually strengthens you if you eat right you know, you feel your energy is boosted during the fast now, I know some countries are fasting 20 hours 19 hours that's difficult for him but

00:01:33--> 00:02:17

of course the agenda is great with Allah. Allah make it easy chef today we've got quite a few stories to cover in the third juice. So inshallah we'll begin. When we look in the third juice, we find a legend of Allah before the stories there is ayatul kursi. And this ayah is the greatest verse in the Quran. Thereafter, legend wireless speaks about the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam and his encounter with the king. Legend Oh ALLAH says how this king and Ibrahim alayhis salaam had a debate. lm tala illan levy had a behemoth European law MOOC. If Alibaba him or be a lady you're here you made up money. Salim said that Allah Allah Allah is the one who gives life and death. And this king

00:02:17--> 00:02:39

said that he could give life and death and it is mentioned that he brought two people and he killed one of them and he left one of them live. So Ibrahim Alayhi Salam then responded to him, Ali Ibrahim for in Allah at Bishop seminal Mashallah to be hominin mother, Allah Allah Allah is the one who brings the sun from the east. So you bring it from the west, China, what stood out for you in the story?

00:02:40--> 00:03:08

You know, the fact that Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam didn't respond to this king with a an answer when he said that I give life and I give death. And he brought this foolish, you know, situation before the people where he allowed one person to live, he killed off another person said, I'm the one who gives life in his death. The fact that he didn't respond to that by arguing with him teaches us something we need to

00:03:09--> 00:03:55

understand that how did he respond? And how did he go about it? He immediately told him that Allah brings the sun from the east, so bring it from the west. So this person was completely destroyed, the king had no answer. He was speechless. He didn't know what to say and what to do. So he destroyed his argument very intellectually, and didn't engage with a foolish person who didn't know what you were saying and had a foolish argument in the first place. So it teaches us when somebody is telling you something wrong, something bad, something evil, or they saying something foolish about you, or another person or a situation. Don't start to argue with that person and engage in

00:03:55--> 00:03:59

more foolery if I if I if that's the correct word.

00:04:00--> 00:04:11

But rather than draw a straight line next to that jagged line, draw a very straight line. And then just leave it for the people to see that this is straight and that's jagged and let go of it.

00:04:13--> 00:04:48

You know, exactly. As you mentioned, the point I took from the story is similar, when we come to debating or talking with people, even at times when you want to, we will not say argue in a bad way. But there's a way to do it. There's a way that you come out, you present what you have to present about him at a salon. He simply said Paula Ibrahim over in the La Jolla TV show similar to ad hominem model and before that, he said Allah is the one who gives life and death. He didn't argue with him and insult his intellect directly to say that you are like this and you are like this and how can you see no, there's a way to get there. There's an approach you have to use.

00:04:49--> 00:04:59

Yes, you know, the eye actually tells us what the hubbub of Malaysia he Luna cardhu Salama, they say Salaam peace when the ignorant ones address them. So

00:05:00--> 00:05:12

We need to learn more of this. And if there's a beautiful way in which to respond, we respond otherwise leave it and carry on. There's no benefit in that argument. I think moving moving on to the next story we've got quite a few today.

00:05:14--> 00:06:03

Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about a man that passed by a city and this man was from Ben Whistler. He passed by a village. Okay, let me marva Allah obviating we're here how we are to another OSHA, this city or this village was on its knees, basically, meaning the roofs were fallen down, it was in ruin completely. So he began to think to himself that how will Allah subhanho wa Taala bring all of this back to life? God, now you he had he level back mot to America Allah who meet at a motel who love me attiring from abathur. So Allah subhanho wa Taala caused him to die for 100 years, and then he brought him back to life. Khalid kembla beast, then it was said to him that How long did you live

00:06:03--> 00:06:35

for Allah Allah is to Yeoman obado I lived for a day or more than a day. Caliban ladies Tell me a time but you lived for 100 years from Zoo illa paramiko shall be kilometer center. So look at your food and your drink. It has not grown old. This is a profound story. At the end of it. The man says Allah and Allah Allah Alicia In addition, I know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is able to do anything and everything. What can we learn from this?

00:06:37--> 00:06:45

I think for me what stood out or what lesson I derived from this is the very last Ayah wherein he says Allah, Allah and Allah, Allah,

00:06:46--> 00:07:12

Allah, Allah, Allah is able to do everything, he is all powerful. There is nothing impossible for him to do. And this teaches us Yes, at times we are in difficult situations. We do believe that Allah is merciful, and Allah helps and allies with the patient people. But one of the first things you have to acknowledge is that Allah is able to, you know, remove this problem and this difficulty he's Allah cliche in Cardiff.

00:07:13--> 00:07:37

Yes, yes, absolutely. You know, when you know that Allah is all capable, then you know that the being you calling out to almost definitely help alleviate your problems, give you the help that you want, etc. But if you don't believe that in the first place, then how are you going to achieve anything? Do you actually insulting Allah subhanho wa Taala by doubting certain qualities of him, etc.

00:07:38--> 00:08:30

I find that a lot of kind of what Allah says gonna come labbit He says, How long did you live? So this man responded by saying Yeoman obado one day or part of a day. So he had thought that he only stayed there, or in that scenario, having died, he was only dead for only one day, or part of a day, yet he was questioning Allah subhanho wa Taala. He didn't even know that he had lived while he had been dead for 100 years. It he was questioning Allah horrible is that you are jealous. So we need to understand our place in relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Remember that you as insane when you look at something for you, it may be impossible for you, you may not be able to do it. But for

00:08:30--> 00:08:54

Allah, anything and everything is possible, even though you in your small mind may not understand it, because your mind is limited and it cannot go beyond a certain degree and level. So this man, it was not for him to begin to question on lots of kind of water. And this is displayed by the fact that he didn't even know how long he was dead for and how long he was gone.

00:08:55--> 00:09:18

Yes, as you mentioned, the mufa series they differ as to who this man was. Was he a pious person wanting to know what Allah did? Or was he somebody who doubted Allah? For those who want more detail? They could go to the books of Pepsi, moving on Allah, Allah Allah and the very next is speaks about Ibrahim alayhis salam again is similar story to the previous story when it comes to resurrection. Allah. Allegedly wireless is sorry.

00:09:20--> 00:09:21

We call it Ebola hemo

00:09:22--> 00:09:59

or be Aramaic a Federal Motor. Ibrahim alayhis salam, asking Allah Jalla wa Allah He believed that Allah will bring people back and resurrect him but he wanted to see to increase in his yaqeen and conviction wave Khalid Ibrahim of the Eleni k Federal Motor Kala Welcome to min Kala Bella wanna kill Yattaman in lb Allah Allah Allah then instructs in color of Baraka min of pious take four types of birds for Sona ilica from Madrid Allah collegia Bunnymen Hoon from Madonna yet Tina casaya. Basically cut them all up and put them in four different places scattered in the mountains then call out

00:10:00--> 00:10:08

them here has kept them up, put them in different places they are did call them and they will rush back to you Shana what stood out for you.

00:10:09--> 00:10:53

You know, in this whole situation we know that Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam didn't doubt Allah subhanho wa Taala at all whatsoever he was a Navy of Allah Subhana Allah and he was one of the greatest prophets. But he wanted to increase in his Amen. And this is why we find that our be arenys kafer to heal Mota. And he hadn't seen this. So when it comes to your pain and conviction in Allah subhanho wa Taala, then there's levels of conviction. So one is to know that something happens, you know that it happens, but you haven't seen it happening. When you see it happening happening, then you are increased in conviction. So he wanted to be increased in that conviction. So he asked Allah

00:10:53--> 00:11:40

subhanho wa Taala. And this is why when Allah says that, don't you believe that he says banner, I most definitely believe but for my heart to be at peace, meaning when you have more Eman in Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the way I understand the stuff, your heart will be more at peace and at ease. So that is the second level. And the last level they say is when of your pin is when you interact with something and you actually physically interact with it, then at that point, that is definitely the highest level of your kin. So for example, we've heard of normal piano and you know that it exists. And then you reach a point where you get or you die, you get to Allah subhanho wa

00:11:40--> 00:12:07

Taala your piano has started. At that point you've seen and you've interacted with it, you know now that it's real and it definitely is there. So, not all of us are always fortunate enough to see how something of the unseen happens or how something of that which is not in our knowledge happens but we need to increase our image and our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala regardless,

00:12:08--> 00:12:48

as you mentioned before a man increases and decreases the more good deeds you do your Eman increases and if a person commits a sin, then his Eman goes down. For me What stood out is when Allah Allah Allah ends of the ayah by saying why lm and Allah has he is on Hakeem again the names of Allah Allah Allah we must pay attention to these names. There's a story mentioned them allegedly, Allah mentions his name or his attribute and quality sometimes when he mentioned they hook him halal or haram. He also mentioned this, in the previous story, we saw how Allah is Able to do all things in the story. We also see that and he says what Allah, Allah has he is able to do everything. He is powerful and

00:12:48--> 00:13:45

mighty at the same time, Hakeem, he is wise, all wise, all knowing. So things. Yes, he's able to do everything, but it happens at his time when he decides. Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. Moving on to the next story. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, His politeama train will not be in need at all to let come Effie botany Mohan that accompanied me when the wife of Milan said that I have pledged that which is in my belly for you for Allah subhanho wa Taala mahalo on which will be a sacred child further up Bellini. So, except from me, in a contest semi Rhode Island, indeed you are the old hearing, and the all knowing Now we all know that this was the child Miriam, who was born to this

00:13:45--> 00:13:48

lady. Now what stands out for you in this?

00:13:49--> 00:14:30

In the very next verse, Allah Allah Allah says Allah Mahabharata when she gave birth, Carla to have been nice to have that I've actually given birth to a female, they thought that it would be a male and he would in some of the ways he would be able to stay in beta will not be in a teacup and serve the masculine worship Allah. They thought he could be a male. And then she says that I've given birth to a female, how will it happen? And what stands out for me is sometimes we wish a boy we wish for a girl. Sometimes your child you've got a child on the way and it's taken away, passes away before its own allergen or Allah knows why he did this. Allah Allah Allah should not be questioned,

00:14:30--> 00:14:48

look at how Malian alayhis salam eventually grew up and she gave birth to a another Nabhi of Allah. So this teaches us what the children Allah has granted you whether they boys whether they girls, he hasn't given you, we should be patient carry on making drab and understand that it is from the wisdom of Elijah lawanna.

00:14:49--> 00:14:59

Yes, you know, two things here. Number one, we find that through that which they felt was actually a negative Allah subhanho wa Taala

00:15:00--> 00:15:48

gave them the very goal that they wanted. Not only was it hate and goodness, but they were aiming for something and Allah subhanho wa Taala delivered it to them through another means. So they wanted a male child, but not realizing that through the female child, they achieved exactly what they wanted. So, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them that child. Imagine that child went on to be Maryam, who gave birth Teresa, one of the greatest of the MBR aleikum. Wa Salatu was Salam. And imagine the benefit that these people have achieved and perhaps continue to achieve from that child that they gave birth to yet they thought at the time that what is the current calendar, a male child is not

00:15:48--> 00:16:30

like a female child. So they actually thought that it was something that they didn't understand. But at the same time, they submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala and achieved what they wanted. So I had mentioned two points. Number one, that was the point and number two, I seem, it seems to have slipped my mind. So let's continue. You know, the same point you mentioned where they got what they wanted, not only what they wanted, Allah gave them even more than they wanted. This young girl who was born Malia Malia Salam was then taken under the care of the Zakaria alayhis salam, another prophet of Allah. He looked after her. It's mentioned in the next verse, Allah Masha Allah Allah has

00:16:30--> 00:17:15

a Korean Madhava whether they're in the hair is to put it into perspective. Zachary, Allah His salon was an old man. His wife was barren. He couldn't have children. Every time he would enter into the middle of the place of worship, he would find Malian with fruit, fresh fruit. She was still a child asked so he asks her Where did you get this? Oh Merriam Webster there in the head is Alia Maria manella kihavah pilot, who I mean? It is from Allah in Allah Yasuko, Manisha will be Allah sustains He grants, whatever, whomsoever He wishes, you know, without any limit from this for me what stood out two things. Number one is Windsor curry. Allah has Salam. So Maria was a gift with a bounty.

00:17:16--> 00:17:42

Obviously he was an abuse of Allah. He wasn't jealous, he immediately made in the next story, as we'll see, he asked Allah to grant him also, in today's world, when we see somebody who has something we shouldn't be jealous, we should actually make dua and ask Allah Allah Allah to grant us also that omo Jana, what stood out for you. This is the girl of the courier right?

00:17:43--> 00:18:11

Basically the fruit Yes, he then made the DA Yeah, so when he made the deal, Dora what I find is that he actually saw something good. And he immediately Allah subhana wa autolysis Warner look at that point does the courier have the courier immediately called out to his lab earlier cannot be heavily militant? Can we attempt that? Oh, my God, give me a good progeny.

00:18:12--> 00:18:58

in Mecca, semi dry indeed you are the one who hears the prayers when a person calls out Allah subhana wa Taala hears. So at that juncture, he had seen what Maryam what had happened with the mother of Marian and, and he saw what was going on, he saw that she had so much history and so much goodness in her life, as she had this child with her. And that didn't make him jealous at all. It actually made him call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the same, because he wanted goodness in his life as well. And he says, I'll be happy when we attempt it, but I want good progeny as well because he saw the goodness that would come from this. So without taking away from her and being

00:18:58--> 00:19:39

jealous of her. He wanted goodness as well. There's nothing wrong with doing this in our lives. In the same way. You see someone performing Salah all the time reading Quran all the time. You see someone giving sort of that and charity, you see someone who has a lot of wealth, and they use this for goodness, you ask Allah to grant them Baraka, and at the same time grant you as well. And interestingly, when you make dua for that person, the angels are also saying a mean for you. So that you are for that person is a draw for you and at the same time you call out specifically for yourself as well. He called out and we know what happened. He was granted Yeah, he was a great be of

00:19:39--> 00:19:40

Allah subhanho wa Taala as well.

00:19:41--> 00:19:59

You know, one of the most powerful points I read when it came to this story, at the end of the story is acadiana his Salaam asks for a sign. He's he basically asked a legend or Allah to show him a sign of the economy. Hola mohalla en el Kiba wa TRT. Allah then says he's able to do it. He didn't say

00:20:00--> 00:20:46

But your sign will be allowed to kill him unless a fella that I am in LA Hamza, you will not be able to speak to the people basically you won't be able to speak, you'll only be able to signal to them. Some of them have a city mentioned that if you look at this, you'll find that Zachary Allah is Allah in the beginning is an old person, his wife is parent, there is no apparent reason for him to get a child. When we look at something we always say this happened because of this reason. Here, there's no apparent reason. At the end, Allah Allah Allah says that you will not be able to speak the tongue is a means of speaking. So here the reason is a parent. But Allah Allah Allah says, you will still

00:20:46--> 00:21:29

not be able to speak and from this we learn at times, Allah gives, even if the reason is not present, or the means is not present. And at times, Allah Allah Allah prevents you from getting something even if the means or even if that reason is present. Well, that's a top point. I didn't ever actually think of that channel. That solid, you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala can grant you even if you even if there are no means present. That's a very, very good point because a lot of times people look at it and say, you know, how am I going to get this and how am I going to achieve that? Not actually understanding that nothing is impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala I think

00:21:29--> 00:21:40

moving on to the next story is called a teen mother aka mommy mo in Allah Hi, Eva, Hiroki B, what is it in Allahu Bashir ki came at him in

00:21:42--> 00:22:02

this morning mercy for a seven no Malian our G handfeel dunya will yell at you. I mean, I will cover that when the mela told Miriam that Allah is giving you a word from him is mool mercy who is seven no Malian. His name is the Messiah. This is the son of Mary

00:22:03--> 00:22:08

YG Henry dunya. He will be very distinguished in this dunya

00:22:09--> 00:22:55

woman Elmo corradino Phil Atilla t wamena Luca Rabin and in the FL and from amongst those who are close to you close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. What stood out for you would be with regards to the birth of Isa Aditya salat wa salam. So at the beginning of the story, Allah Allah Allah through the angel tells Madame alayhis salam in the last 30 what the Holocaust was for 30 Allah and he said, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah has chosen you specified you. Thereafter, Allah Allah Allah says, Yeah, Maria makuti. Vicki was Judy. Well, Carrie McLaughlin, after telling us she's been chosen, you can tells her to carry out a bad increase in worship. And this teaches us you know, there is no end

00:22:55--> 00:23:10

to it. You can never reach the top no matter how pious you may seem. There is still more that you can do. Here Maria Maria has Salamis told that she has been chosen after that she is told to perform more a better or to carry out more acts of worship.

00:23:11--> 00:23:16

Yes, yes. You know, something that stood out for me was that

00:23:17--> 00:24:08

Isa Alia salat wa salam was a sub No, Maria, like a mushroom pan of water. Allah says that he was the son of Maria, he didn't have a father. Yet he went on to become a great personality in history he did this didn't stop him from becoming a great human being. And not only that, we find that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also was born. And his father had passed away his mother passed away during his childhood, it he became a very, very, in fact, the best of creation, and he became a personality that nobody can match. So the fact that you don't have one of your parents either all doesn't mean that you should now make that as an excuse for you not to achieve in life or to become

00:24:08--> 00:24:48

a failure in life, but rather understand that you can become a great personality like how these NBA or a masala to a sir, became great personalities. Of course, we are not saying that you can become a Navy of Allah subhanho wa Taala because Nobu was stopped. But it should teach you a lesson that that shouldn't hold you back. And that shouldn't be an excuse for you not to achieve good look at yourself as a person that is underprivileged, even though you may be because the minute you do that, what you're actually doing is you're giving yourself a chance not to achieve and as a result, most likely you won't.

00:24:49--> 00:24:59

You know, some of the scholars mentioned that a lot of the older man, the senior scholars, yes, we saw Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was an orphan his father passed away before he was born. Also many of the family

00:25:00--> 00:25:18

Were orphans, the fathers had passed away, or their parents have passed away when they were very young. So in fact, those are stories you can read, if you are in that situation or even if you are not read, understand and learn from them. Sharon, is there anything else we could mention? Or could we move on to the last story?

00:25:19--> 00:26:03

Basically, in the last story, after Allah, Allah, Allah speaks about the birth of Isa alayhis salam, he speaks about some of his signs, and he speaks about some of the miracles he was given. We must remember that when it comes to the Embassy of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah gave them miracles that was suitable for their time. So we find that for example, at the time of rissalah, his animal medicine had progressed. So Allah Allah, Allah gave them a miracle which was similar for them to understand the Sally Sara was able to bring the dead back to life. And he was given so many other things so Allah Allah could show the people that yes, you may have advanced, but this is something completely

00:26:03--> 00:26:44

different. There is no answer that you have for this except to submit. And this shows us even at the time of solo was Allahu Allah he was selling before and there is a challenge, who is able, if you reject the foreign, try and come up with something similar or believe, and up to today, you find a larger, lower Allah sins, things. For example, the current crisis, we are going on the whole world has come to a standstill. There are certain things that happen to show that Oh, insan there are things that are beyond your control, you should submit. But basically what she was saying somebody in the comments had mentioned that they could not have children. So he said that obviously, look at

00:26:44--> 00:27:00

the story of Zachary alayhis salam have hope in Allah, Allah, Allah He can give and at the same time, you must accept the decree of Allah, Allah Allah. Sometimes he doesn't give you children for a reason. And this reason is well beyond what we understand

00:27:01--> 00:27:45

it for surely by him Alhamdulillah this was the last story before this. We covered quite a few stories we covered the story of Maliki Salaam. With the king, we covered the story of the man who allegedly Allah resurrected after 100 years, we covered the story of the birds, how Allah Allah, Allah showed Ibrahim alayhis salam resurrection. And we also covered the story of Maria alayhis, Salaam zecharia salam how Maria was born, Zachary alehissalaam, how he was granted a child. Thereafter, we looked at the story of Isa alayhis salam and some of the miracles he was given. We apologize for the audio. inshallah. Tomorrow we will discuss the last story of hamdulillah we were

00:27:45--> 00:28:28

able to discuss six of the stories and I just wait for him to come in again. Maybe we will touch on the last story of Sally Salaam today or we will touch on it tomorrow but even Illa inshallah, tomorrow we will cover this story the last story which was the story of a Sally salon and the stories of the fourth Jews, we apologize and inshallah we'll try to upload the video to YouTube, even in LA and we'll cover what we missed out. We ask Allah Allah Allah to grant us all goodness and beneficial knowledge. At the same time, make the most of the opportunity in the month of Ramadan to recite the Quran, if you're able to memorize it, memorize it, if you are able to revise go over it.

00:28:29--> 00:28:47

And also read in the Tafseer the meaning ponder over these verses. We ask Allah Allah Allah to grant us all goodness I think I'll end it off here. We'll see you tomorrow. We ask Allah Allah Allah Allah to Francis Oh goodness, amin sallallahu wasallam robotica Allah and Amina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi regimen.