Channel: Ibraheem Menk
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Stories of the Quran – Creation of Adam; The Messengers; Ibrahim
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato smilla Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Obamacare ala nabina Muhammad. While early he will be here he may be even alive today we will look at some of the stories in the 14th juice vanilla.
Yesterday we spoke about surah Yousuf quite a bit of detail, even in less Today we will look at three different stories. A lot of the while and the 14 juice speaks of creation again of Adam alayhis salam. He then speaks about some of the messages and at the end he speaks about Ibrahim alayhis salam Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. eloquent salam, WA Lovato, O u
hamdulillah. How are you? I hope you will. Alhamdulillah Good, good. Mashallah. hamdulillah yesterday, and day before yesterday, we had spoken about the story of Yusuf alayhi salam. Today we move on to a different Jews, and that is the 14th Jews, we find that there are three main stories mentioned in the Jews. The first allegedly wireless speaks about the creation of the Mali alarm and what occurred way It leaves refused to frustrate
one of the things that stood out for me Yes, we've covered this story before in quite a bit of detail. Every time we come up, we get to a story that, you know, we mentioning again, we tried to take a new point, it please he tells a lot. He says that delay me for a little time basically after his obeyed and after he's been thrown out. He says that delay me for a little while because I will then go and try to misguide or mislead the son of the son of Adam, when he married, I will misguide all of them. In another verse of the Quran, he says I will come to them from every direction in front of them behind him the right the left from all over, I will come. What's interesting for me in
this verse is yes, at least here is speaking. But look at how he has this resolve, and he wants to go. And you know, he's saying I'll get all of them. And this is not only what he believes, we find that so many times people who have ideas, or they have a certain mission, people who are not from the deed, let's say something from the dunya you find that they have a drive and they have this passion, and they want to go and carry on doing it and they work hard until they get everybody I think for us as Muslims firstly and then as do it and follow that. It's something to learn that you know what, we've also got to work hard. It's not just you know, you learn a little bit and do your
little bit and carry on No, everybody else is working hard and everybody else is trying to get their message across. So what about those who are trying to convey the message of Allah himself?
That's interesting. Lesson learned from the police. So it's interesting to put it that way, Mashallah. You know, that that's so true, we can learn from anybody, as long as
there's something of benefit there. I remember there is a chef of mine that always would tell me that, you know, learn from a fool watch how he behaves, and then don't do what he does. Because then you know, that it's the wrong manner in which to behave. So
Allah, this is something we can learn from he believes. I mean, you know, before he was Yeah, yeah.
The messengers did have that drive, and they had that hard work. But what I'm trying to get to is maybe if we turn it a bit differently, not really a lesson from a police. But if we look at the police, we look at the people of Barbie, or we look at people who even are going for some message that's not really, you know, not really related to the athlete or not even a good message, we find that they have a drive. The people who do good don't really have so all of them, I think we can look at their work ethic. That's a bit more, you know.
Yeah, 100% No, 100% but I think in a lot of things, there are lessons that we can derive a source of power that's that's a profound lesson, right? They allow us to kind of work out as we look at the color canal in sentiments of Solomon hammer in the stone and certainly we created men out of clay from an altered black mud. So, what I find amazing is that Allah subhanho wa Taala created all of mankind, from this altered clay of black mud and
the color was the same, the texture was the same, the material was the same. Yet today we find ourselves discriminating against each other based on the outshoot so to speak of that.
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Well from the same color and ultimately this, you know, spread into different races and tribes etc. So also in the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala says that
Jonathan's Ruben wakaba, la Lita, Allah foods, so we made you into tribes and nations shroob and nations so that you may get to know one another. So the very reason why we met to get to know one another is the reason why we're discriminating and differentiating between each other. So if our origin is the same, then I think it's important for us to look at this and say, Look, hold on, this is a common base. Why are we discriminating each other against each other?
You know, as a level of Allah mentioned, it's so many verses of the Quran. It's all about taqwa. It's not about your skin color, or your wealth or your status in karma coming the law he at pubcon. So very important point to mention and to carry on mentioning, I think sometimes people feel that because of who they are, you know, because of their lineage, maybe because of their skin color. They feel better than others as the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a happy woman, he used to be
basically the one whose deeds are not good enough. You know, your lineage doesn't push you forward. No, it's according to your deeds and what's in the heart, ultimately, moving on we find a larger level Allah then speaks about some of the messengers he speaks about Ibrahim alayhis salam, O Allah is Allah Salallahu alaihe Salam srivalli salaam. I think one of the points I'll touch on is when Allah Allah Allah says that, tell them about the story of the guests of Ibrahim when a man LiFi by him. He didn't mentioned that these two melodica came as guests. They entered upon him by him alayhis salam, he hosted them. And in the previous, he starts speaking to them, and they tell them
that they the angels tell Ibrahim alayhis salaam, we've come to you glad tidings and we've also got a mission. One of our missions is to destroy the people of look in another verse of the Quran. In the Jews we took yesterday or day before Allah Allah Allah says fellow Madhava, Ibrahima Raja at will push you journey Luna, you call me Luke. He didn't start not arguing but debating asking about the people of Luke is mentioned by some of them a facility that Ibrahim alayhis salam mentioned this because he said how can you destroy a nation with Luke Alayhi Salam is still there. He's still a believer. There are believers from amongst his people that believed in Allah, they are obeying
Allah, how can you destroy them all? So what I take from this is that look at how Ibrahim alayhis salam, a person who has a message is defending other people who are calling to the same message. You know, sometimes we in the same boat, and we everybody is calling to Allah a calling to goodness, but then we fighting with one another Ibrahim alayhis salam, the father of Gambia, he knows there's another Nabhi and he's worried about him. He's concerned about him, he starts telling the angels How can you do you know, how can how can you destroy all of them, they still look, there's still this one. So he knew about another person who was calling to goodness, he was defending this other person
who was calling to goodness he was worried and concerned that some harm may reach loop alayhis salam and others who believed with him.
Like that's a powerful point, especially in today's circumstance where you have a lot of professional jealousy between people in the same field. So they end up you know, talking bad about each other pulling pulling each other down. yet here we have, then we have a lot of what Allah worried about his fellow Navy, you know, so to speak. Hello messenger. So I think it's important for us to learn from this we can really, really and truly learn something from it. Allah subhanho wa Taala says one of whom Ron de Bella him and let them know about the guest of Ibrahim or the guests of Ibrahim in the hawala he forgot to Solomon, tala in min como de Lune. So when they entered upon
Ibrahim, and he said, they said Salaam he said, Indeed we are fearful of you. Elsewhere, Allah subhana wa Taala says that he, you know, he was scared of them because they didn't. They were not eating from the food that he had put forth for them. So he was worried about who these people were, what type of guests are these? They don't eat. There's something wrong. So the fact that he was fear, fearful of them shows us that we can be scared of certain supernatural phenomenon phenomenon. It's normal. It's natural. When you hear a dog closing at night, and there's nobody to close it you hear a tap opening table is no nobody
Opening that tab, but it's happening, that that's normal to be fearful. But ultimately, you place your trust in Allah subhana wa Tada. And he, he actually allowed these people in, even though they were unknown. So this was the test. This is the other aspect of it that the column of Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam, he was a very hospitable person, he did allow people into the home and entertain them as guests, even though they were not really known to him. And these people were unknown to him, yet he allowed them into the home. So fear of something going going back to the first point, fear of something is normal, and natural, but we shouldn't go too far and deep into this have lately I've
been seeing videos online where people are going into derelict homes and looking for the jinn and trying to have encounters with them. This is not something that's
required or encouraged in the Sheree or rather we should avoid doing this type of thing and seek the refuge of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
You mentioned such an important point sometimes people think that they are too strong and they can go and face things, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and telling us Sahaba he says that don't wish to meet the enemy. You know, there's some enemies or there's some difficulties you come you face in life. You know, it's better if you didn't face such people or you didn't get into such situations and saved yourself. Moving on, we find a lot of overlap at the end of the Jews. He speaks about again, Ibrahim alayhis salam. On the last page or two pages he says in Ebola he mccanna Ouma Ibrahim Ali Salah one person, he was an Obama, when Obama has different meanings. It could mean
somebody who taught people good. It could also mean that Ibrahim alayhis salam he himself one person was a nation. Imagine one person has the weight and he has the you know the deeds of a nation and this is very very important for us to learn you know sometimes you're on the path you're doing something you're doing it alone and you're not really sure that it must I carry on mustn't I carry on I don't really have support. I don't really have a following I don't have this Ibrahim alayhis salaam was an oma he was one person was equivalent to a nation and more and from him we find is Mary's had Yahoo masala lavalla. He was selling them eventually. So I think it's important for us to
carry on as long as we're doing something good. Ibrahim Ali Salam was an omen, as mentioned by some of the Sahaba of the loved one, the person if he's on the truth, even if he's one person, he is an old man, he's a nation on his own. So I think that's quite important to mention.
Yes, we're lucky that's so true that Allah subhanho wa Taala
describes him as he nation yet he was one men. Some of them plus more Syrian explained that he was only one person upon the upon the truth. So he was literally the whole room and the entire room at that time. And then some others go as far as saying that. He's his good deeds, and he's the man and his belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala was equal to an oma and I think that also has some validity because if you look at how later on the Hajj became a part of literally the rituals of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And a lot of what he was engaged in became part of Hajj and Hajj is where people go to acknowledge the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and,
you know, exemplify this in their lives. So some kind of love, it's, it's quite something that at one stage, he was an old man today, you have so many people that are actually engaged in what he was doing at the time, or, you know, based on his, the ritual, so to speak, that he worships different acts of worship that he was doing at the time. So it's amazing and they symbolize these throughout the hunt, you find that he's his,
the rituals that he was engaged in or, you know, the rebar that that he was engaged in, people actually symbolize them throughout the Hajj. So that that's something very, very, very solid that you mentioned that
later on Allah so kind of what Allah tells him fubo hanaa ilica and he told the military by Hema hanifa then we reveal to you that follow the way of Ibrahim was devout and inclined towards the truth. So, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being the best is told that follow the way of Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa sallam. So there are certain facets of life that we can even being the best and of course Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had the highest of email, but they are certain facets of life for us what we can learn from this
People that may be
clean, because follow them because that's something that they will
be good at or they are really good at so we can learn a lesson or two from them. Of course Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is and was the best of creation. So we will never say that he was below anybody Of course he was the best and above everybody else.
I think you message cut a little bit, but from what I gather, you were saying that Hamas Allahu alayhi wa sallam Yes, he is the best of creation. And Allah Allah Allah is ordering him here to follow in the footsteps of Ibrahim alayhis salam to basically look at role models and people who came before him. And from what I gather, correct me if I'm wrong, is that we don't dispute that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the best, but he is being told to follow somebody who was also one of the best in the sight of Allah, Allah, Allah. And I think you mentioned that this teaches us that we can benefit from people even though they you know, they may not be the best or at
the top, correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I got it. Yes, yes. No. 100%. That was the point that was mentioned.
Pamela Shanna, I think we've mentioned quite a bit. It's been a bit of a shorter session. But I think we took a bit of time yesterday and day before yesterday. Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Well, I can't think of anything. Actually. We've covered these stories before but these are different angles, like you mentioned.
You know, when you speak about the role models, yes. When it comes to the deen when it comes to worshiping Allah, when it comes to, you know, following the message of Allah, Allah Allah. Obviously, our role model in all that is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of best, he was the most, you know, he had the most stuff about his belief, and his Eman was the highest. And yes, we are meant and we have to follow him. salallahu alayhi wasallam. Also, when it comes to our dunya, we aspects, our worldly aspects, we find that his guidance that has been given to us so when it comes to your marriage, when it comes to your buying and selling when it comes to judging between
the people is also been guidance given to us. However, when we look at the [???]tier, yes, then no Seuss, what came in before and what came in the summer, it's not going to be increased anymore in terms of how many in terms of the number of is, so the plan has been revealed, finished, there's no extra is going to come? The sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what he saw what he taught, it's been documented, and he's not going to come again in this world to give us more heavy. So from this, the scholars mentioned that when we look at the new source the evidence in the shediac, we find that these pieces of evidence are limited, limited in number. However, when we look
at the day to day lives of people and the situations that can occur, these are unlimited. And we don't have to go for this look at your transactions to date. So what they mentioned when we say Islam is a complete religion, we are saying that any field in life, there are some sort of rules and guidelines. So some didn't come up with something specific to say for example, today, when it comes to using WhatsApp, this is the ruling No. However, there are certain rules and guidelines already mentioned. Hence you take these rules, and then you apply them to this. So for example, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, You know nahan, LP will call basically gossip and just speaking
anything and lies so that when it comes to social media, for example, you're not supposed to lie, you're not supposed to do this, you're not supposed to do that, etc. The point I'm getting to is that there is guidance in everything. However, when it comes to learning specifics, when it comes to learning specifics, in dunya, we aspects, worldly aspects, there's no harm from benefiting from anybody who knows, you know, who has more knowledge in a field as the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the people of onsolve when it came to the date trees, first he told him, you know, don't bring the male and female together, as is known telco. And when the dates didn't come, the next year
or the next harvest, given told him, we can ask them with the dates and they said, you know, we've got no harvest. He then said, Do what you were doing because you know more when it comes to your dunya we aspects. So this teaches us that sometimes in other aspects of our life, we're not saying leave the guidance of Islam know us and follow Islam to the tee and abide by the principles that have been laid down. But when it comes to specifics, the how of doing things, there's no harm in learning from somebody else. That's why I give you an interesting, you know, interesting concept.
that's out there, there's something called modeling, not the modeling that a lot of people know modeling means, if you want to learn something in life, go and look at the 345 best people who've done it the best in their field, you know, study them for a little while, look at how they've done it, and try to build on this success. So you don't try and reinvent the wheel again, know, these people who've already done it, they've already climbed that mountain, and they've got a lot and you still at zero, you might not get to 100. But you've already got 80 or 90% of the way. So I found that very interesting. And speaking about role models in this aspect. We're not saying that take
them as your idols. No, we're saying learn from people who have already been through that journey, even when it comes to you dunia we aspects as for the dean part of it, we learn from the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
A lot of articles 100%. And I think there's also we can mention how they are certain role models from amongst those slimming also that we can learn from in history, for in business, etc, in different fields that we can learn from even in the Islamic history. But
yeah, we've got to also benefit from the people of our day and age and people who are all role models. Today, we can learn certain aspects and things from them as well.
You know, what's interesting when it comes to the question of role models, if somebody had to ask you, who is your role model? Who do you look up to who have you learned from obviously, for every Muslim, they will say Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. However, let's look in today's times, if you say for example, if I had to ask you, as somebody who I wouldn't say look up to Okay, somebody who you look up today to today, and you've learned a lot from you could name x, y and Zed people usually tend to name one person, what I want to get at is this one person, whoever they may be living today, or living after the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, they will not complete. So
you may be able to follow them in one aspect of life, but you will find that in something else, you will have to look elsewhere. So a typical example you would find is that let's say somebody in business or somebody this you find people who are business inclined to mention one person No, this person has done it one way, this all other ways of doing it. So I think it's important to you know, not be so focused like this on one person and think they know it all this a lot. You can learn from everybody else, even you know your parents at home, there's a lot you will learn from them, that nobody will teach you life experiences.
Yes, I love that. That's so true. You can take from different different people, whatever. best benefit you can get from them derive the benefit. And you don't have to take everything else. Yes, and you can learn from more than one person we're talking about for those who are joining the stream life. We are talking about dunia we aspects, you know your worldly life. Also, Dini aspects, we mentioned the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a perfect role model for everybody. We're talking about if somebody today had to say, you know, who do you really look up to? And what have you learned from a lot? What we saying is that you can learn from more than one person because
perfection has not been encompassed by anybody living today.
Yes, yes, I think this is an important topic, because a lot of youth don't really have role models at all today, you know, they don't really even think of them or if they do, then they have people online or instagramers or you know, some sort of strange person that you wouldn't really we wouldn't really even know of, and then the reason why they following them is wrong as well. So for the right reasons, the right role models, the right people, look at them. And definitely you can learn a lot. There's a lot to be learned from people and not all not to say that all instagramers are bad or all people who are on Facebook are bad, but there are a lot of people doing different things out there.
Some people are just wasting time. Some people really have no idea what they're up to. So I think that's
something we can talk about. Yeah. inshallah, we'll talk about it even in a bit more detail in another episode, even after Ramadan chicken as anything else you'd like to add.
Allah is just like a lucky I think, good. I mean, we have Michelle tomorrow we get to the 16th juice, even Illa. Halfway through the forum, you would have passed half and that would signal that Ramadan half of Ramadan in most parts of the world is almost coming to an end. You ask Elijah lo Allah to make us from those who benefit from this month who are freed from the fire and entered into Jannah Ameen
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