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Stories In The Quran –
Shuayb, Musa & the magicians;
People of the Sabbath;
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We welcome you all to another session inshallah, today we will be discussing the last part of the eighth of June Elijah lo Allah mentioned the story of srivalli his Salam. He then carries on with the story into the ninth juice. After that he makes mention of the story of Musa alayhis salaam in a lot of detail the story of Musa alayhis salaam is mentioned in a lot of detail. And the story of the people of the southern US have set
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Hamdulillah, Sharon and the eight Jews we mentioned at the end, the legend of Anna speaks about the stories of Leah in a bit of detail. The last story he mentions is the story of schreib Ali Salaam and the story carries on into the ninth juice. Allah begins by saying what ella mediana have, I'm sure either to the people of madeon we sent their brother shrine who was one from amongst them, tri Valley Salaam called them to work in a lab and he also mentioned that they were involved in a sin they were doing something wrong and they should leave it he says for all for you Kayla, when Misa when it comes to your measurement when it comes to your weighing you should you know you shouldn't
shortchange these people is too short change. But often Kayla will Miss Anna What a terrible Hassan nasaa Shia at home at the same time when they were buying and selling bus is anything from you know cheating and deceiving. Making a product seem like it's better than it actually is. or giving products that are you know, not really 100% correct or 100% usable. Sometimes they have a defect they have a problem in them.
Yes, somehow like no. When it comes to this type of behavior, I think it's important to also discuss how people
today try to make $1 in any way whatsoever so they will cheat lie deceive do anything to make $1 and that dollar won't really benefit them ultimately. So I think it's important for people to be honest when they buy and sell because when they do this then Allah subhana wa tada gives them Baraka in the business. What I find amazing is that Allah subhanho wa Taala says that at the end his people began to say tada levina stick one mill told me he Leno region the cashew is that we will remove you from the city OSHA from the village OSHA in Korea, Tina oleta will do nothing at all You will return back to our way and our religion. So they were prepared to drive them out of their homes because they
want to the truth and that which is good meaning tribe and those who had believed with him, they wanted to drive them out of their homes and they were prepared to do this yet they were in the wrong later lots of kind of what Allah mentioned the punishment that came to them and he says for that woman Roger Federer, the Oscar movie daddy him Jeff in in California no no and Latina calculable sure event. Catalonia NOFA, the EF f quake took them and they became in the homes fallen prostrate, dead bodies corpses. They were corpses, dead bodies prostrate in their homes. Those who belied shrine It was as though they did not live in their homes altogether. So they wanted to drive drive
out of his home because he was honest. Yet Allah subhanho wa Taala made it such like they even didn't even live in those homes altogether. It was as though they didn't even inhabit them at all. So, as human beings and as inside we need to understand that no matter how sophisticated we are, or we feel we are good and we are excellent in this dunya when it comes to cheating and deceiving, we should never do this because we become arrogant we become we reach a point where we think we have authority over the land, yet Allah subhanho wa Taala saying no look, in your own homes. We are leaving you there and you've fallen prostrate. So you know, they say agenda, agency agency law Lamin
you know, the reward or the punishment is from the action itself. whatever type of action it was, that's the type of punishment it seems. Yeah. As though Allah subhana wa tada saying that don't ever think that you have control over things. You can drive people out, you can kick them out of their homes. rather look, you are here did and it is as though you didn't even inhabit the homes in the first place.
No, it's a very interesting point you mentioned at the same time
This bad deed or this major sin they were involved in one of them being was when it came to business. So many times we forget that when doing business with the correct intention, it could be a good deed. And when you shortchange people cheat people, this becomes a major sin. Sometimes you find people rushing off to the massage, being in the first stuff, having the best religious appearance, it may seem, however, the business dealings are all lopsided upside down, they owe people money, they cheat people, you know, and we don't realize that this could be a major sin. In fact, it is a major sin when you are doing such things.
Yes, sir. panela. You know, it's interesting that you say that, because a lot of people talk about how some people are very religious, they go to the masjid five times a day, but unfortunately, oh, they've got long beards, etc. So on the outward side of things, they seem to be religious. But when it comes to the actions and their interactions with other human beings, unfortunately, they will cheat a person, they'll take their money, borrow it, never talk about it, again, things like this. And it comes from those who seem outwardly religious, whereas those who are not, and this is not the general rule. But those who are not sometimes clean shaven, the man is not really attending the
masjid five times a day. And he's more honest and straightforward when it comes to matters of money, or buying and selling, etc. So I think they are, you know, definitely they are good people and people who really benefit from their Salah. But I think it's important to note the difference that sometimes there's people who are not outwardly religious, but they may have the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala within them,
you know, and we can take this deeper, when should I value his salon tells his people that they should be honest and when it comes to measurement when it comes to weight, in another suit of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says way too little of destruction to those who shortchange Yes, that verse is speaking about measure when it comes to weight. And when it comes to, you know, measuring things for people alladhina either tell you, Allah naseous cellphone, when these people want to get from other people, their rights, they want to take it in full. And sometimes they want to take more. And when it comes to them giving when they want to give people less, the scholars mentioned that you
could go deeper. And it's not only to do with business, yes, that verse is talking about measurement and weight, deeper people who when it comes to their rights, they want them in full. So you find somebody walking, he wants the people to greet him, in the best of manner, use the best of words within, you know, the best outward appearance in terms of smiling and welcome. But when he does it to others issue changes, then he doesn't want to reply the greetings. He doesn't want to greet in the first place. So the double standards, we should be very careful when it comes to this.
Yes, that's so true. That's so true sometimes. And a lot of us do this, we don't realize how we expect others to treat us well, but we don't keep them in the same manner that we'd like them to treat us. Moving on to the next story, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the story of Musa alayhis salam in a lot of detail. He speaks about how masala Salaam was sent to the people of Iran. And we've covered this story many a time and every time we touch on it every time a story is repeated in the Koran or we go over it, we try to bring a different point so we can all benefit the vanilla. For me What stands out is when Musa alayhis salam came with the two signs, the stick or the
stuff that turned into a serpent. And when he took out his hand It was right around, hold all the magicians he gathered them all because they thought it's the type of magic and Musa alayhis salam will be defeated. What stands out for me is the unholy alliance that these people get around and the magicians. They you know, they came together. And one of the first things they asked the magicians they came they said Sahaba to fit in mellonella agilon. in continental Valley, the first thing in an unholy alliance, he asks him the magician's asked when we get any wealth when we get something for us to benefit. And you'll notice this every time you do something, every time people do something
wrong and they get into the wrong partnership. Everybody is looking for their Musleh how or what will benefit them. So let's say well, let's say I want to do something wrong, and I can't get to this thing unless I go through you for example. I come to you the only thing I'm thinking about is what will benefit me and I'm just giving an example and the only thing you are thinking about is what benefits you this unholy alliance you find that they always end up fighting so what happens at the end after the magician's believe in Musa alayhis salaam they believe in the law of Moses? What does crown do after promising them a lot of
wealth and position and all promises. He then says that no, now I will kill you. And I will, you know, hang you up on the palm trees. So look at how that Alliance started. unholy alliance, and then they start fighting at the end. And this is a very important lesson we take from it. You know, not only even in our small day to day lives, if you're doing business, and you just want to bring pain on the next person and you go to others. It's not really a business move. It's just to travel and bring pain and oppress somebody else. And you go and you make this alliance, trust me, eventually, you end up fighting amongst yourself after you're finished with that one, or even before you
finished with him. So we should be just and we should, you know, search into our hearts be sincere. And remember that Allah is in control at the end of the day.
Yes, kind of love that. So so so true, that the basis of the whole Alliance was wrong in the first place. So it broke down and there was no bollock no benefit from that at all. In fact, it was based on falsehood, complete falsehood, so it was destroyed. Ultimately, I came to the same verses from a slightly different angle. So we fit our own says they asked for their own Wakarusa carollo engineers who do not rely on me. And then, sorry, we're just harder to fit.
In another in mellonella, German in Canada, we have a book if we are winners. So Karen says God and I want to know, let me know, Robin, yes, you will be from those who are close to me, I'll bring you close to me you will be connected to me basically. Now, later on, when the magician's had seen that it was wrong, what Ron was engaged in what he was doing, how he was calling to his worship, and they had seen that the staff of Moosa ate up, they stuck the sticks and little ropes that they had, they saw that the staff of Musa salatu salam, which had turned into a serpent ate up all of the magic, then they realized that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only one to be worshipped and they
immediately fell into frustration. So they says they say at the end, when their own promise them that hey, you are now accepting the above moose and Harun I'm going to punish you know, got the idea of Judah tumelo suddenly been cut off your hands from the right and the and the left meaning from the opposite limbs. So if I cut off your right hand, then your left leg and your left hand and your right leg, and then I'll crucify you, they had this graphic picture in their mind. Yet they still said of Ben Affleck, Eileen and Sabra was a bit off and I was livid. Oh God, grant us patience, and let us die as Muslims. So, the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need him enters your heart, and
the true love of him, then a person usually finds it very difficult to let go of that love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. No matter what happens, he sees that he's going to lose his wealth, his fame, his money, his health, whatever it is, it doesn't matter. We believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. These people were so determined to get the love of their own. They actually went ahead they said we're in Iran had promised him that they will be from those who are close to him. And the minute they saw the truth, it didn't shake them, his threats, whatever he had to say to them didn't shake them at all. Rather, it made them stronger and they asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to take them away as Muslims.
So Han Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all patients and Grant has the ability to follow what's right at all times. Elijah lavalla, carries on mentioning the story of Musa alayhis salaam. There's one verse I'd like to touch on he, he says in the story of Musa alayhis salam sauce with one
of the ladies have basically the signs of Allah, the verses of Allah, those who are arrogant, those who are haughty those who are oppresses Allah prevents them from understanding these verses. Some of the scholars mentioned that yes, when it comes to the poor and even if you find the person Yes, he has to be pure to touch the poor and recite the Quran etc, from you know, any major impurity. At the same time for him to understand it. You have to have a pure heart, your insights have to be pure, you have to humble yourself. And that's a message for anybody who wants to understand more in the religion, especially when it comes to the Quran. Look at your intention. Look at your heart. You
know, humble yourself, don't think you know everything we everything is the way you see it. Be humble. And as for those who are arrogant, Allah doesn't give them that under
Standing Be humble and Allah will increase.
Wow. And I think that there is no other way to study the Quran or to learn his, his verses, it's only from a point of humility that a person begins to understand and Allah subhanho wa Taala opens up on him. And I think, in that there's a message for those who are studying as well studying the deen that, you know, don't ever go into this field in order to learn how to defeat another person or a human being or share one thing that you feel is wrong. Don't go for that reason, but rather do it for the correct intentions and you will find the muscle of what Allah will give you beneficial knowledge. And if that person needs to be corrected, there's a way and a manner in which to do it
rather than going to learn, you know, in order to argue with the people and destroy the arguments, because in that case, we all just lose out you know, as muslimeen.
Moving on to the next story, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about us have served the people of the Sabbath as they were known as basically the story in brief these people they will not suppose to be doing work or fishing on the Saturday and they would find that when they threw them in so when they tried to fish however they were fishing throughout the week, there would be no fish, but on the Saturday, the day they were prevented or prohibited from fishing and catching these fish, all the fish would come as a test for them. So these people eventually decided to you know, one or the other electric Allah and cheat the law that was put in place. So they decided to whether it was put their
necks or dig up the sand. So they did that on Saturday. And then they would come the next day to pick up the fish and they said we didn't fish on Saturday. What we got is the next day so let's kind of go to Allah mentions how he then punished them. For me What stands out is when it comes to loopholes, and finding things that you don't want to suit your whims and fancies you want to find an exit or as own say a solution a loophole for every single thing. You know this Schiff said this and then you wind this way and that one says this and you come this way. And I think this verse is like this. This is a very very, very dangerous road and dangerous path that you know, one goes on. And
it's end is only punishment in this world and if not in the next.
I'm not gonna lie. Yeah, absolutely.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, was aluminum targeting that he cannot tell battery the I don't know if he's 70 if that T him eternal neoma 17 shortbow Mela is the tuna lettuce team, that he would send the fish on the day that they were not supposed to be. They were supposed to be engaged in the Sabbath and they weren't supposed to be fishing it see all the fish and they would come to the forefront to the surface. So Allah some kind of water outlet and then he says later on on the other days, they wouldn't be any fish or they wouldn't notice as many fish. So
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Can daddy can a balloon be McConnell, if sukoon as far as I'm sure in this in this manner, we test them with that which they work criminal. So Allah subhana wa tada is telling us that this is a test. And in the same manner, we find ourselves in situations where you've moved to another country, you've migrated, perhaps you're new to the country, and you have all these heroin options. You can sell alcohol, you can engage in casinos, you can and you know that it's quick money, very, very quick money. So people eventually ended up trading in alcohol, etc. They feel that no, you know, it doesn't matter what I do, I've got to open up some alcohol section in my
supermarket or I've got to have alcohol in my restaurant. Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing you at this point. It might be easy for you to gain income from this manner, but it's not hard and so ultimately it won't bring you any goodness. So why do you want to engage in it at that juncture, work a job and and you know, work much harder than you would normally but then hadn't. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will provide for you Don't be like these people who they tried to trick a lot of water and ultimately they were only deceiving themselves.
There's a little bit of halaal has its Baraka and blessings from Allah subhanho wa Taala it will last you much more your body will be hooked with halon you will be feeding your family halaal instead of haram that may be a lot there is no Baraka in it. There is no blessing in it and it doesn't last it only brings you know people can learn yaku one is back in one of the habits of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but basically speaking about the one who takes wealth, which is not deserving of this wealth,
Like you know, he carries on asking asking and getting this wealth but he's not deserving of it it's just like his eating eating eating but he never gets food same when it comes to heroin well you carry on taking taking taking and as we mentioned before it also affects them your behavior how you differentiate between right and wrong. Moving on to the next story shift this you want to add anything
Um, I think one more point where a lot some kind of analysis limitary, loner comany level will leave home or what other than cheddar, Omar IV boom either but cheddar. They there was a group of them who started telling the other group who was advising the people basically that look, stop doing this what you're doing is haram, it's wrong. So there was one of the groups that told them that why are you advising them in the first place we met a Luna comany level liko Allah subhanho wa Taala will destroy them. And oh my god, they owe you punish them a very severe punishment. So leave them they are going towards doom and gloom anyways. And later on Allah subhana wa tada says that,
and Jane and Liliana and Helena and it's true, we saved those who were preventing from the evil. So Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't even talk about this group of people who weren't engaged in it, but they weren't discouraging others from it. But he says that we prevented those who were or we protected those who are preventing from the evil. So even if they may not be an apparent benefit from you, stopping someone or telling them not to do something, advising them not to do something have tried to advise them in a beautiful manner. Why? Because ultimately, you're protecting yourself. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that these people's response was that a lot and a lot of
people, we just have an excuse with Allah subhanho wa Taala that we did our bit, we did what we had to do, and then the rest was in your hands, oh, Allah, you know, we've done our, our job.
You know, I think that's like, the main point in this story is that the groups are the people were three categories, those who are committing the sin, those who are pious, but you know, they were keeping quiet, it's okay carrying on with their own lives. And the third people they were also pious, but they carried on reminding them wanting them. And as you mentioned, even if your reminder is not being heard, at least for yourself, you you're doing a good deed and as an excuse, so they even allowed us and what Allah doesn't punish you also, if the punishment comes on the day of piano, when you are asked, you can say you did your bit what you were able to do. Moving on to the next
story, in Surah, unfurl Allah subhana wa Jalla speaks about the Battle of battle. We touched on this battle earlier on in the fourth Jews. Allah subhana wa Jalla mentions how, you know, he, the people, they were short in number, and they had like they had two options, either to go and get the caravan or if they went on the other more difficult one, they would have met the armies and they would have been a fight. And the last one was adventure. This is what happened and how he helped them even though they were underprepared. They had less resources than those who they were fighting. For me What stands out again is after this victory that was granted to them, the very next verses Allah
subhanho wa Taala says yeah, you will Latina M and o r t r la hora Sula, obey Allah and His messenger. He then says,
again, obey Allah and His messenger. Again, he says, Yeah, you're living at Avenue stage. eboli La Jolla, vasudhaiva De Lima, you
respond to the messenger, you know, listen to what he's saying, what why he and revelation is coming to him. It's immediately after this victory, as we mentioned before, and I think it's extremely important to stress this point again, sometimes when you are close to victory, and you forget a lot you find from a winning position, you throw it away, literally and you lose. And when you take account, you take stock and you think of what happened. Remember that sin or that time you forgot a lot, and sometimes you when you're in a position of victory, and then the tables turn again. And more often than not, it's usually because you forgotten the fact that Allah gave you this, you can
start attributing success to yourself and how clever you are and how strong you are and how you use this resource and how you were so intelligent. Allah is telling us in this story, after granting them success, everything is attributed to him even before success. Everything comes from Allah, woman number 11. In the law, victories only from Allah not only when it comes to battles when it comes to your day to day life, you need to get this done. You need to get you know, you've got some work to do. It's a bit difficult. It's not difficult. It's from Allah before anything success and victory will come from
And even after you get hold of it, be humble, be grateful. Be thankful because it could be snatched away from you.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala ability to
attribute success to him. I mean,
yeah, um, I find that Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about unfairly illumine County and fell about the bounties or the the booty that they were getting at war. So not long after he says yes, and Luna county police and federally levy will soon say that the booty is for Allah and His Messenger, but duckula. So, Fear Allah subhanho wa Taala Well, honestly, who that have a look and make amends between and amongst yourselves. So lots of kind of what Allah is telling them that in the context of war, or this is what I gather from this idea that in the context of war, it's more important for you to now get together, get rid of the problems, differences that you have, because there's more
likelihood of some of you passing on and going into the field. So solve your problems. Now, before you get to that point. And I think in today's context, that's very important, because going through the crisis that we are going through, people need to realize that, you know, my family members might die in this, I might die in this. So I need to really resolve my problems with family members and the larger community. So whatever problems we have with family, fellow members in the community, you've someone stolen your wealth, or someone's harmed you or you've harmed someone, go to them, resolve it now get over and done with it, rather than taking that into the grave with you. What's
the point? What's the point of meeting Allah subhana wa, tada, holding hatred against another human being.
You know, you mentioned such an important point. And even this is law, you know, fixing and rectifying between what goes on? Yes, here, maybe it's the army, even a unit of people for this unit to progress and move forward. You know, they need to iron out the differences. Maybe you won't, you won't all agree on everything. But you have to have that common understanding for you all to march towards the vision or the goal, or whatever you may have set.
Yes, hello. You know what? Sometimes I think we've lost the plot today where we were just at each other's throats for no reason, you know, and it's shaped one that's gotten us against each other and pitted us against each other. Because if you look at the winners and the losers, there's no winners, there's no losers in such a situation. In fact, everybody loses the muslimeen as a whole are dealt with a blow. And, you know, wherever you go in the world, I found that there's too many fights amongst those mean we need to be more tolerant of each other, more easygoing with each other and where they are problems. Have a big heart and forgive let it go and carry on. Move on for the
progress of Islam and for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala rather than leaving it until we meet him and then there's you know, they still bad blood and there's going to be a definitely a settling of the score on that day. We don't want that to happen. We want everybody to be winning with a lot of overtime.
Now, that's the plan of what Allah grant us all goodness and you know, the ability to unite upon havoc and move forward as a whole as a unit as an oma. I mean, Jeff, is there anything else you'd like to mention before we end off today?
Oh, hamdulillah I think I've said my bit
Alhamdulillah barakallahu li Kun de como la halen, and I think tomorrow inshallah we meet with Mila
inshallah. Zakah lucky.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.