Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Stories In The Quran – Isaa (Jesus); Unity, Battle of Badr, Battle of Uhud)
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Mr. Kumar is meant to lie to you about our care to welcome you all to another session even in lab, wherein we discuss the stories mentioned in the Quran. Today we will cover some of the stories in the fourth juice. But before we begin, inshallah we will touch on the last story which wasn't too clear yesterday, as we wait for him to come.
So yesterday we mentioned six different stories when he left his hand.
salaam aleikum wa sallahu
wa Alaykum wa salam, O Allah, Allahu wa Baraka to how you shared about him. Alhamdulillah well, and we hope the viewers are all well hamdulillah and I hope they're all well too. We ask Allah Allah, Allah to accept all our labor, the fasting and pm during this blessed month.
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yes, when it comes to the stories of yesterday, the last story wasn't too clear. We mentioned the birth of Lisa alayhis salam thereafter we spoke about Isa alayhis salam In brief, maybe if we could repeat that point for me what stood out was Allah Allah, Allah mentioned the different miracles that he granted Elisa alayhis salam. And when we look at the stories of the NBA, we find that Allah Allah, Allah gave them certain signs, certain miracles, which were, I wouldn't say to compare, but which would make it closer for the people at the time to understand and that would be to do with something that had become quite prevalent amongst them. So at the time of the Salah is salam, we
find that medicine has advanced, so Allah Allah, Allah granted him the ability to bring people who are dead back to life. So from this, what stood out to me was when it comes to these signs, Allah Jalla wa ala shows us signs even up to today, there are certain things he shows us so that we can understand that it's not always it's not under our control, they are things that we do not have answers to many, many, many things we don't have answers to. And our job here is to submit and believe
Allah azza wa jal actually says, What a sulan 11 is for me to come, be it
look cooler camino premika Hey at your place that I create for you from clay like a bird. And for for fee. So I blow into it, say akuna Bismillah. So it becomes a bird with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Like you mentioned, he would actually kill the sick, and he would raise the dead to life, you'd actually bring them back to life, or he Lota Bismillah with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So what I find amazing is that in all of these verses, he mentions these amazing characteristics, but he doesn't attribute any of it to him or call the people to himself. But he says, We even Illa with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala, drawing the attention to the fact
that had Elon have given me this, I would have not had added, it's not my power, but it should lead you to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I think this is important for especially those who are involved in data, for example, they are calling the people to Islam, they need to constantly remind themselves, and we all need to constantly remind ourselves that, you know, it's not about me, or it's not about another human being or another person. We're not calling to people or entities we're calling out to the one and only Allah and he is the one that we should be channeling all of the attention to, not to ourselves, of course, they they will be a following. They will be people who
like you, they will be people who love you. There's nothing wrong with that. But at the same time, we should make sure that it doesn't become about us and the human being the human beings but rather out of bullets that you enjoy that.
You know, the point you mentioned is so important, and it's a theme throughout the forum, wherein we find the MBR aleikum wa salatu salam, the pious people who are granted certain bounties and gifts, they always attribute it to a larger lavalla even when it came to Sulaiman alayhis salam here is Allah His Salaam inlab, even Allah, it's all from Allah Jalla wa ala. Moving on to today's Jews, a fourth Jews. The first story we want to touch on or the first few verses we want to touch on a legend of Allah is speaking about how he united the Muslims at the time he says what else he will be heavily language me I want to basically all of you should hold fast and be steadfast hold on to the
rope of Allah Allah Allah will let you know do not defer and squabble and become disunited thereafter, Allah Allah Allah says with curonian mata La Jolla la can remember the bounty remember the virtue of Allah, Allah Allah if quantum Ida for Allah Sabina
become your worst enemies and Allah is the one who brought you together. For me What stood out or the point I took away from this is when it comes to the name of Allah, Allah Allah, the bounties of Allah, Allah Allah. We should constantly remember them. Remember them with your heart inside, ponder over them, be thankful, be grateful speak about them. Allah Allah granted me this Alhamdulillah sometimes you're sitting with your family at home, you have food, make sugar, and from gratitude is to teach them how to be grateful. Allah Allah Allah granted, this granted us this food or this drink Alhamdulillah so for me, that's what stood out Allah, Allah, Allah is speaking about how he brought
them together. And he says, remember that, that in itself is a bounty and a gift from Allah. When Allah brings you together as a family, as a unit as a team, remember, and be grateful Allah, Allah, Allah will increase you.
Yes, that's very, very interesting and important because
we find that the hearts are not in our control, but in the control of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So sometimes, we can make a huge effort to try and bring two parties together, but it won't happen. You spend a lot of money, you do a lot of things to try and bring them together. It just doesn't happen. yet. With the smallest of reasons, people begin to love each other and they enjoy each other's company. So ultimately that is from Allah subhanho wa Taala to a bounty that we really and truly need to thank him for that at some point.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that hold on to the rope of Allah, fast, you know, hold fast onto the rope of Allah, all of you and don't disunite So, what I gather from this is that V rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala is our connection to him and some of the Syrian and the Roma, they explain that the rope of Allah is the Quran. So this is our connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala Of course they are there is mention of also it being the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu including, you know, the basically Islam and how to get to Allah subhanho wa Taala so your connection to Allah, this a rope between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is by his words were assumed to be heavily in love
with the words with the rope of Allah subhana wa Tada. So if we hold strong on to that, and within a certain understanding, then we should all be united. But the minute we begin to bicker and differ amongst ourselves that even though this man is holding on to the rope, but you know it's from another angle, or it's from a different place, I can't, it's part of the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala as long as you're holding on to that rope, then no matter where your hand is on it, if it is above, or below or slightly to the right or to the left, as long as it is part of that rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala then there is nothing wrong. And we need to understand that only by holding fast
on to this and tolerating those who are also holding on to this very rope of Allah when we gain unity. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says well at don't just unite, because the minute you start bickering, then you become weak. And as a result, your hold and grip on that rope is not as strong anymore.
You know, you mentioned a few important points that could that we could actually, you know, we could spend the whole episode speaking about them, a few of them I'll touch on when it comes to the Tafseer of Allah, Allah Allah or the Tafseer of the Quran, we find that sometimes the scholars mentioned a meaning. So for example, I happen to love some mentioned before as I mentioned Islam so I mentioned the Sunnah, we should remember that these are not contradictory meanings. Most of the times when you read in the Tafseer and you find more than one opinion you'll find these opinions are not contradictory rather they complement one another that are on the Sunnah, Islam etc. Another
important point you mentioned the scholars speak about this if there are all this differing when it comes to the soul things which are you know pillars of Deen principles in the deen then nobody differs the way you are not allowed to differ. So for example, no Muslim says that there is more than one God or they are more than five compulsory Salawat etc. However, when it comes to certain masal where there is each jihad, there is no clear cut idea or Hadith to show that it's like this. Here. It's according to the understanding, firstly of the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after that the Sahaba of the Allahu Imam and amongst themselves in certain rulings that didn't lead
to any major problems. This 50 laugh or this difference of opinion was tolerated and if you want to read
More about it, you should look at the books of Hadith books of Sierra The books are fit. And you will find this not only at the time of the Sahaba of the loved one, when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was alive, but also after he passed away, and later on with mind the scholars themselves, they differed in certain rulings where this difference of opinion was permissible.
Moving on to the next. Moving on to the next story, we find the legend of Allah speaks about the Battle of better. For those who don't know the Battle of battle, we find that the Muslims after they had migrated, they were short in numbers compared to the enemy. They also had a lack of resources, Allah Allah, Allah granted them the opportunity, they thought, or they would have loved to go on this in order to gain the wealth that was taken away from them in the first place. You know unjustly, their wealth had been taken away. So they thought they were going for that. And Allah Allah Allah made it such that the people from Makkah came and battle occurred. During this battle,
we find that the Muslims they were less in number, the resources were less, but Allah Allah Allah still granted them victory. For me What stands out? When you look at the story as a whole, and you look at the IPS that come off date, Alexander Weiland mentioned that he granted them victory. After the story he starts speaking about some of the things we should stay away from letter coolibah don't eat interest, he also says obey the messenger well to our soul, Allah Allah come to human dimensions, if you commit a sin or a mistake 10 back to him immediately. It says though, Allah and Allah Allah is saying that when it comes to victory, woman nostru in the same story, woman, not slow
in laminin delay your victories all from Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. And the very first step to victory is to obey Him, stay far away from sin, obey the messenger, and we find this is apparent in the story of battle. As for the next story, which we will get to, we find that a mistake occurred and from the Muslims were in a winning position, and from that they lost.
Powerful point, powerful point, I mean, I didn't actually take a whole look at the story as a whole and try to derive something. So that's amazing that you mentioned that, of course, when we disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala, we naturally are losing in our lives and we are not gaining we are in a position in a negative position. But we can turn that into something positive by worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. Turning back to him, seeking Him.
Oh, yeah, true, but I lay him on the button for involvement. You have no control over the matter that Allah forgives them or he punishes them, for indeed, they are oppressors. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or he's addressing Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam back, you don't have control over the matter, meaning there are certain things within your control. And within your capacity, what you can do do and what is out of your control, don't let that bother you and affect you. Today in our lives, we can learn a lesson from this, that there are certain things that are out of our control, for example, the situation that we are in, we
cannot control it, we cannot control the outcome of the situation, what we've got to do is take our precaution and do what is possible for us to do in terms of social distancing, etc, etc. And then we don't go further than that, let us not sit and worry about what is going to happen in two months time, who is going to be alive, who's not going to be alive, what's going to happen to my business, etc. Because we really and truly don't have control over this. So I find a lot of peace in this area. Whereas, you know, when you sit and look at your your life, your business, what's happening your job, you start wondering what's going to happen with my next paycheck going to come from etc.
But when you tell yourself that certain things are out of your control, thank Allah and let it go leave it in his hands. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala will most definitely provide.
You know, as you mentioned, it comes to submitting to the decree of Allah, Allah Allah and we find from the idea that you mentioned we allege in Nevada is addressing the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam Lisa come in and Emily she, it's not up to you or messenger of Allah, what happens basically everything is in the hands of Allah, Allah Allah. Moving on to the next story, we find that a legend of Allah speaks about the Battle of boyhood, when we look at the Battle of better the previous battle, we mentioned the Muslims, they were less in number they were not as well equipped in this battle. They were much they were much better off. They were better
Equipped compared to the previous battle, and we find a lot of Allah Allah mentions how they were in a winning position. And then they lost a large Allah Allah says Hector either for shield to what an atom feel Emily, you basically just obeyed the messenger. And you started arguing amongst one another should we stay or should we go to the treasure? Or should we go to the spoils of war, but an aside from Phil Emily will say to me, Maggie, mockumentary Boone and you disobeyed the messenger after a larger lawanna showed you that victory? You know, it was you were about to get it and you disobey the law. And you lost from a winning position. A few points that I took away from this.
Firstly, when it comes to our current day's situation we find a lot of times we find things going wrong in our lives, we can't find the answer, read about the story and read about how just one mistake they disobeyed or they didn't listen to the command of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they lost a whole battle from a winning position. Another important point to mention is that it's not over until it's over. What do I mean by that? Sometimes you want to do something in life. Let's say I give you an example your business you need
a certain paper or some sort of you know a MOBA acceptance let's say you need a license and you make sure you make sure you make sure you about to get it and somebody promises you you get it you know tomorrow and because you've been promised that from a winning position from doing all your you know your good deeds and that you forget a lot you start disobeying him and you find that that specific thing in your life that was you know, in your reach, Allah Allah Allah takes it away from you because of a mistake so we should make a lot of tober is still far and we should be humble the more Allah gives the more we should attribute this bounty to him and be grateful make it so far for our
sins. Powerful point it's not over until it's over. Allah subhanho wa Taala most definitely we should never forget him at any point in our lives.
I love some kind of mortality as if to say do know Allah tala Luna Allah I had the word Rasulullah duro confused. Thurber kumala membean Michaela zenwatch lnf tekun What am I asaba one law who have you met and recall when you were running off and you will not look back on anyone, once the messenger was in your rear to the to the back. So he then caused grief to overtake you over grief so that you may not for what you might lose all know for what might be for you. And Allah is aware of that which you do.
I find that Allah subhanho wa Taala we know that in the Battle of Babel, the Muslim in they were attacked from the top of the Mount, they came down the you know, they came down at the time and from both sides of the army they were attacked. At this point some of the Muslim in retreated and they began to run away up into the mountain they started recruiting and running away. So Los Alamos calling them from the back to say, Come back, come back, you know, stand your ground. And once he was calling them, they carried on a lot of them carried on some of them came back. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says for a third Baku mahama so he gave you a grief becoming another grief Lee Kayla has no
so that you may not grieve so that was so that they may not grieve on that which they had lost or that which they had been afflicted by. So Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them grief so that they may not grieve in a larger and greater way. This for me was a fine point to say that sometimes Allah will give you a hardship in order to take your mind away from the difficulty and grief that you are in. And I know personally a person who lost a son and this person was lost and didn't know what to do. They were grieving and they continued to grieve. And Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him something even more, you know, something that was even more shocking to them that took him out of that grief.
So sometimes, in your grief, there is a there is a mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes he's taking you out of more worry and anxiety that which will lead to your downfall because this person was literally getting depressed to the point that perhaps they would have taken their own lives. You know, they couldn't take it anymore. But Allah subhanho wa Taala put something in their life that literally took it, you know, took the attention away from that
So I find that sometimes even in your grief and the problems that you're facing this off, man, there's mercy. And we need to understand this and focus upon the positives rather than looking at the negatives.
You know, what you mentioned is so true so many times Allah, Allah, Allah gives you something in life or this a small affliction or trial has saved you from something bigger at times, or he's preparing you for something bigger. He most definitely wants to give you his al Karim he gives. And he's able to do all things as we mentioned the other day, you know, if you believe you obey Allah, there is no need for him to punish you. We've got to submit and as a solo loss of love it was Allah mentions in the Hadith, that a believer if things are going good for him in life, things are easy, he makes sure he is grateful. And if things are difficult, he is patient at the same time, he has
hope in the mercy of Allah, Allah, Allah, and he knows that this affliction will most definitely pass. Chef Anna, is there anything else you'd like to add?
Yes, something that you mentioned, caught my attention where you said that, you know, a smaller affliction actually averts a bigger one. But sometimes to us something is is bigger and it is greater. Yet who is the true measure who has the true measure of this, it's only Allah subhanho wa Taala. We don't know which trial is bigger and which one is smaller is something may seem bigger to us. But at times, it's actually a smaller issue in the grand scheme of things. But we obviously don't see the whole picture, we don't understand everything, you know, to bring it closer to our minds, to understand the deal. To bring it closer to our minds. Of course, Allah subhanho wa Taala
has the highest of examples. And we don't
similar eyes, anything to him at all. But because our minds are so small to bring it closer to our minds.
Sometimes you have a picture. And there's one, you know, these pixels that make us this makeup, this picture and it is 1000s or millions of these pixels, your life at this juncture and at this point is just one pixel, you don't see the entire picture. So standing back from the picture and looking at it. At that point, when you further and more distant from that particular situation, you may understand what's what happened at that time and the wisdom behind it. But at the particular junction where you're going through the problem, you'll be begin to wonder why am I going through this What's happening? I don't understand. I don't know what's going on. Remember that there's a
greater plan, there's always wisdom in the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allahu Akbar, you mentioned such a powerful point. And you know, to bring it closer to our minds, look at a picture that has many, many pixels, you are just at that one pixel in your life that's going on right now. The bigger picture you have to go back, the picture itself has to complete and you can see when you fall away. Somebody mentioned in the comments at our call most definitely I think what we learn from the stories of better as well as good is the work of putting our trust in Allah Allah the right way. It was a battle Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yes, he may do is he had his tawakkol his trust in a lot. At the same time. He wore armor when it came to those
battles. They had horses, they had the camels, they had their weapons. So a lot of times people they used to work cool, but the correct tower collision tower cool is not where you say I put my trust in a line, you know, you let your camera loose and let it go. And if it comes back, it will come back, it will come back. That's not the way you have to take the ASVAB by all means and you know, possibilities, resources Allah has given you you have to use them also. All that we find our soldiers Allahu alayhi wa sallam did he put his trust in Allah but also when it came to the worldly aspect of things, he took care of it to the best of his ability. Yes, sir. If we can encourage the
viewers also, to go to the IRS and read them before we begin, you know, there's there's mentioned next to the there's that next to the story that we're going to be discussing the i a number as well. So if you can actually go there and read a bit of this, perhaps you'll have a better understanding and at the same time, you can even contribute if you feel that you understand something you can contribute and inshallah we can correct each other we will and we can contribute to each other we will and perhaps this way, it will be more interactive as well.
Even Illa Yes, as you mentioned, for those who want to read these verses, before we come on inshallah we'll put them out with the verse number. So you're able to just open the chapter in the Quran and go to the verse, read about it, read the English, maybe you will, you will be able to in fact, not maybe
You will most definitely be able to learn something it is the for an evening lab you will be able to take a piece of benefits some new thing you learn and share it with us also, I think also for people who want to follow these streams we find the videos on YouTube and also now in the podcast directories your Apple podcast, Google podcast, Spotify, etc. So for those who want to find them just go to the YouTube videos and in the in the comments you'll find all the links there sometimes it's easier to listen on those directories
Yes, and they can find the links in in the BIOS in Sharla Charla there's a lot of hardship. Is there anything else you'd like to mention? No Jazakallah hate I think I've had a good good session today Alhamdulillah
I mean, we come back a level fee come we thank you all for having followed us and taking the time. We ask Allah Allah Allah to increase us all in goodness and to accept our good deeds. Shana, I live with a a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.