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Stories In The Quran (Creation of Adam; Musa & Firaun; Sulayman & Magic; Ibrahim & the Ka’bah)
Ramadan is upon us. Everyday during this blessed month we discuss the stories mentioned in the Quran, covering one Juz (part) everyday.
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We welcome you all to a new episode even in a new series, where we will be discussing some of the stories mentioned in the Quran and waiting for chef Ibrahim inshallah, we hope to look at the story mentioned in a user. After that we will mention some of the benefits be even illa
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hamdulillah all well, how are you? I hope you are well. Alhamdulillah. And well, and we hope the same for all of the viewers.
Yes, insha Allah. Basically, as you mentioned, we wanted to speak about what we wanted to take the Jews that I dissolved the Quran, the 30 portions or the 30 Jews and look at the stories in eat juice every day. So by the end of Ramadan, we would have covered the stories mentioned in the forum even in that meeting letter Allah I think it's a great idea.
Bismillah so we begin when we look in the first juice of the Quran, we find a legend of Allah. Oh, the Surah 230. After that Surah Al Baqarah begins in Surah Al Baqarah. The very first story we come across is the story of the creation story of how Elijah lawanna created Adam alayhis salaam, a brief overview of the story. Elijah lawanna, wanted to create something so he created the human being he created Adam alayhis salam, and the angels they asked him the reason behind creating this human being, because they mentioned that why does Allah Allah, Allah or they asked, they wanted to get more knowledge? Why did Allah Allah create a human being who will cause mischief and they will be
killing on Earth. So Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah tala mon, I know why I have created these human beings, what stood out for you in this story?
I find that in the story, the most important the most interesting thing to me is that the angels actually question the reason of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala like why was he creating human beings? And we find that the, the answer of Allah subhanho wa Taala is profound. He says God in me, Allah, Allah tala mon I know that which you do not know. So, there are certain things that are beyond our capacity of understanding that which Allah Subhana what Allah has given us is enough for us. So it's not for us as human beings or as angels as creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala to go about questioning, why are you placing on earth? a, a beam that will spill a lot of blood and
cause corruption? This was the question that they asked Allah subhanho wa Taala. So certain things are beyond the capacity of our understanding the wisdom, the total and entire wisdom for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Behind the creation is not necessarily understood by myself and yourself, because that is in finite, which is the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we as human beings are finite, we will end and there is a limit to everything that we have. The same goes for example, for our muscular limit, if we were to say, Can I lift five kgs? We'd say yes. Can I lift? 20? kgs? Yes, some people may be 50. But you go to 300 400, and a human being begins to become weak and limited. So we
know that there's a limit for everything the same way, your mind cannot understand certain things. And these things should not be questioned about the Creator, as a believer in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when the question arises, believe that he knows better than you know, and leave it to him.
Most definitely, you are so correct, you know, adding on your point you mentioned that they allegedly Allah said he knows that which they did not know the angels, and he knows that which we all do not know. I think to your point, some of the scholars mentioned that when somebody does something and you don't understand, you may ask them the wisdom behind their action. So look at the angels, Allah, Allah Allah, after creating something where he wanted to create the human being Adam alayhis salam, the angels, they asked him his wisdom behind it, basically, they didn't want to go against his command. No, they basically were saying, oh, Allah teach us the reason for this. And
this teaches us that sometimes when we are in a higher position and we do something, and somebody lower questions us, not a question weights or interrogation, no question. They just want to know what's going on. If Allah Allah Allah could explain the reason to the angels after that he mentioned
The reasons What about us?
Yes, yes, absolutely, unless we can have more talented speaks about fear around the family of their own and or the people of their own. He says just sorry, gone before that, that the point that stood out to me in the story of Adam alayhis salam, after he, you know committed the sin they ate from the tree and Allah Jalla wa ala expelled him from Jenna basically, here Adam alayhis salam was told not to go close to the tree not to eat from the fruit. He made the mistake. He did all this all this was his mistake. After that Allah Allah Allah orders him to make Toba. Allah teaches him the words to ask forgiveness. And then Allah says, and he forgave him. And this teaches us when you make a
mistake, Adam alayhis salam was wrong. He was told not to come close. When you make a mistake
10 back to a larger lavalla he still forgives us that you are that Adam alayhis salam used?
Yes, yes to kind of lower what's amazing is that he made the mistake. And Allah subhanho wa Taala taught him how to go back and return to Him. So that in itself is profound that Allah wants to forgive you Allah who you read one year to Baraka, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to forgive you. And in another I actually says my father loves me either because what will Allah subhanho wa Taala do? What would he gain from punishing you in shackles to momentum if you are grateful and you believe so it was kind of metallic gains nothing from punishing us? Unfortunately, many of us feel sometimes that because of circumstances in our lives, we begin to blame Allah subhanho wa Taala. Or we
actually believe that he wants to punish punish us. But this is not true in everything. Sometimes even in difficulty, there is a legitimate and a mercy for a human being.
So most definitely, as you mentioned, maybe you could enlighten us on the second story we want to touch on mentioned in the first just so we all know the story of their own, and musala is Salatu was Salam. And how Iran was a tyrant. We find in the first Jews, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions how he saved the people of Iran from
around himself. So it is said that he actually saw a dream around saw a dream in which a fire was emerging from beetle monkeys in Jerusalem. And he saw that this fire would engulf them and destroy them except for when we saw it. So he felt that I need to now do something about this. Perhaps the interpretation of this means that a king will arise from amongst them take over my kingdom, etc. So he decided to start killing off the menfolk from those who were born to the male children are killed off. So what do you find is profound in the story, and how Allah subhanho wa Taala actually saved them etc.
As you mentioned, the story of Musa alayhis salaam is mentioned in many different parts of the Quran. In fact, Surah Al Baqarah is named Surah Al Baqarah, because it speaks about the cow or the animal, the cow that when we saw it, were ordered to slaughter. So we find when looking in this juice, allegedly, Alan speaks about Musa alayhis salaam and his encounter with Iran. He then mentions after they had escaped from Iran, what happened? He then mentioned the story of the cow. For me, what stood out is after they had escaped around, they were free basically the federal had been drowned and they had made it to the other side safely. Allah Allah Allah had blessed them with
different foods. elmen was silver from Jenna a food from Jenna. They didn't mentioned after a while, they said what if called to Mia Moosa lameness Villa Allah Mohammed, why we will not be able to pay patience when it comes to this one food. Imagine they were getting something from heaven, something heavenly. And what stood out for me is this teaches us even when it comes to your nearmap when it comes to your bounty, you have to be patient. In other verses of the Quran, Allah Allah Allah says enough evangelicals are yet in liquid so bear in Shaku when mentioning me and he says, These are Signs for those who are patient and they are grateful. Yes, sometimes you're going through a
difficult situation, we say make supper, but sometimes you have everything going your way. also learn how to be grateful and learn how to be patient. Don't ask for more and more and more.
Yes, absolutely. You know, when Allah subhanho wa Taala saved around and he saved when we saw even from playground, then we find that he mentioned ZSU Muna. Consuelo
The use of the hoonah como esta UniSA Well, he the early koombana Mela big rally a lien that he was slaughtering the children and he was leaving the women folk alive because he felt that the threat would come from the male children. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that in that it is a serious test for you. Yet we find that when Allah subhanho wa Taala saved them when we are Ill still did some bad things and they began to worship a calf that Allah subhanho wa Taala had told them yet Allah subhanho wa Taala had saved them. So this for me actually stands out because sometimes you are in difficulty you are in distress yulian hardship, perhaps you don't have enough money to meet your
rental for that month. Allah subhanho wa Taala provides for you from a means you cannot imagine imagine for them, the entire sea was split. And then they still disbelieved in Allah subhanho wa Taala by worshipping a calf. They knew whom Allah subhanho wa Taala was they had a messenger in their midst. They still disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa Taala and they were ungrateful to him. So when Allah has given you something in your life, then be grateful to him. And remember to thank him even in ease, there is a test for you, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to see whether you will be grateful or ungrateful.
Yes, as you mentioned, the life of a believer is between you know this, your tests and your patient and allegedly, Allah also gives you things and he wants to see if you are grateful, and again patient at the same time to be grateful. You have to be patient with what you have. Moving on to the third story we find a larger levada speaks about Sulaiman alayhis salam and the story of magic how magic began. He also mentioned how Sulaiman Allah His Salam was not involved in any magic. He was not a magician, he did not he did not teach the people magic. What?
What stood out for you when it comes to the story.
Allah Subhana mortalis says later on in that area, that fire to the moon I mean, who manifest waipuna be Beynon monkey was LG, and they would learn from depending on your interpretation of the verses, but they would learn from the angel. We would trade between a man and his wife, right? Basically to repeat what she brought him said for those who missed it. Or for those who couldn't hear. We were speaking about the story of Solomon alayhis salam and the story of magic Allah Allah Allah then says, speaking about those who carry out magic feta, mean hamama you Federico namiki been among us only one man whom before Vina became in hiding in the evening.
We find that these people who carry out such actions, they cannot harm anybody, unless it is by the decree of Allah, Allah Allah. Sometimes we feel or we have no doubts that this one did this to me, this one did this to me. This one did magic on me. And that may not be the case. And even if somebody is trying to harm you, remember, no harm will reach you. Unless a large Allah Allah has decreed for that to reach you. At the same time. If somebody is trying to harm you, Allah, Allah Allah is in charge of everything, he is in control. Ask him to protect you everyday you should read your morality that your sort of last fellow kindness at the time stipulated by the Messenger of
Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as well as I will go see and other ethical to protect you. Another point we could add on is those who do these, you know bad actions or bad deeds. Remember, you are selling the car for something in this world, which is short lived and those who have done such things you find that their life turns upside down. It is a life of sadness, uneasiness, and difficulty. We ask Allah Allah Allah to protect us. Moving on to the fourth story shift in La Jolla wireless speaks about Ibrahim alayhis salaam, Allah Allah Allah says that he tested Ibrahim alayhis salam, what are the patella Ibrahima bajo de Kalimantan?
Basically waiting for him to join again. Allah Allah Allah, he tested Ibrahim alayhi salam, Ibrahim alayhis salam went through many tests. For me, what stood out was Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was a visionary he had vision and his vision was very far in the future. A legend Oh ALLAH says that after he completed the test, Allah ini j locali. Nancy Amana, Allah Allah Allah tells Ibrahim alayhis salam I will most definitely make you from those who are the those who are the leaders, especially when it comes to the deal, especially when it comes to the religion, what to do about him. Allah has
Send them say straight off the bat, did he? Yes, he thanked Allah But was he happy for himself or he had a further vision? He said Allah woman will be Yeti. Oh Allah, what about my children? What about all my generation, my progeny that will come after all Allah Allah.
Allah, Allah Allah says, basically, that all those who are oppresses will not attain ima will not be leaders, especially when it comes to the deal. The point I want to mention is look at how Ibrahim alayhis salam had this vision. Sometimes you have a vision, or five years, 10 years, you have a vision for a project that should last after your lifetime well beyond generations to come. The very first seed to plant is that of class being sincere, share what stood out for you in the story.
And come to the land back. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you're far away, but our human, our eternal evil, that while stable him was building the cat that he was, you know, he was building the foundation. And his son was with him. He made a two out of bed at midnight in the cantus Amira lolly, Oh Allah, except from us, indeed you hear everything and you are the CEO of everything. In this, this a profound piece of advice that we can learn and benefit from. So basically, even though he was doing something that Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted him to do, he was behaving in the right manner, he still asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept from him. So when we do some labor, there's
some worship, think about how Allah Subhana Allah sees you at that moment, picture in your mind that he is all hearing all seen. He sees the condition of your heart, he knows what you are thinking and what is going through your emotions at the time. So in this manner, you actually gain much more reward and at the same time that acceptance from Allah subhana wa tada
You know, you're so right. It's all about acceptance. It's not how major or how big your deed is or how much you've done. At the end of the day. If Allah Allah Allah accepts from you, that's all that matters. Somebody may do so much. And sometimes we feel as human beings we've done so much and these are my good deeds and Allah has accepted we don't even know look at the best person of his time. Holy, The Holy love Allah Allah Allah. He is a busy asking Allah after making the Kaaba after cleaning the Kaaba making for those but if he never like if you know guys, dude, he's been making a dua, he's building the cabin, except from us, Oh Allah except from us. What about when it comes to
our good deeds? Yes, adnet acceptance, you know, continued for so long that we find today, people visit the customer in millions, millions and millions of people, how many of them, make sure that they Nia and the intention is pure for Allah subhanho wa Taala before they get there, because they know that right now, you know, this is my chance. And for a lot of them, it's the only time they ever going to go to the cabinet. So they make sure that they are really pure intention. All of that reward goes to Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, he probably never imagined. I can't say for sure. But he probably never imagined how many I know billions of people would have visited the Kaaba. So this is
something profound sincerity can take you beyond your imagination.
You know, as you mentioned, being sincere and also look at it by him. alayhis salam at the time he was one person he man his son, there was no following no group of people, yet he still carried on sometimes when you have your vision you, especially when it's something for larger lavalla Don't worry about those who are following you even if you don't have a following. That is why in the head even Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shown the woman, the previous nations and the NBA. He mentioned that he was he saw a group of people soured on a theme a group of people. Basically when you see people from five second black covering, and they had the leader who was Musa alayhis
salam, he also says they will only have a small following, and some of them were alone. So you carry on with what you need to do with your message. Be sincere, whether you have a follower or you have 100 followers, it doesn't matter. Allah Allah is the one who will reward you and they will ambia before you messengers who didn't have any followers. Yes, just imagine yourself today on Facebook spirit spreading a message that's good. And you're trying to get some goodness out there. And nobody's following you. Nobody's liking your posts. Nobody's hearing that which you've shared. And you think that you begin
to dwindle, right? Hey, is this worth it? Am I doing something good here should I start sharing that which people will follow? Remind yourself at that moment that you didn't do it for the people, you did it for Allah. And at that juncture, when you remind yourself you find peace, not only then, but then later on as well, Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you so much goodness in your life, continue. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will most definitely reward you it's not for the people, it's for Allah. So when you do that, and you make yourself sincere, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will most definitely open the doors.
May Allah Allah Allah open all our doors and grant us sincerity and good deeds that carry on Well, after we pass away check. Is there anything else you'd like to add on?
I think Lastly, I'd like to also draw the attention one one last time to the fact that Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam was basically him and his son, they were building the cabinet. They were alone. They had no following no people clapping hands, standing there saying, hey, you've done a great job, congratulations. You don't need this in your life. You know, people wait for the approval of others to do something as long as you're not doing something haram and drawn to it with the right intention. And look at how Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam got the reward that he did. And he continues to get the reward that he is getting today from the people that are going for Hajj and
Roma. So unless you kind of more tap into what Allah can sometimes prevent you from receiving followers and congratulations in this world as a man and a mercy for you because he wants to give you much more after you've passed on. So don't focus on that and do what you've got to do.
You are so right. I think today we just to recap, we touched on the story of creation, Creation of Adam alayhis salam, we spoke about Musa alayhis salaam we spoke about Sulaiman alayhis salaam and the story of magic, we then touched a little bit on the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam all mentioned in the first Jews, for those who want to read a one to you know, follow the stories maybe you could go through the Jews will try and put it out before we come on. Maybe you could share some of the benefits which you derive from these stories, or any other you know any other verse from the Quran. And we also would love to benefit from those who are following
just like hello hello cesana hamdulillah we come to an end of the first session. It's been lovely being with you unfortunately again, my internet here being in Zimbabwe is terrible, but clearly hamdulillah
I mean, what can we ask Allah Allah Allah to grant us goodness and acceptance and inshallah tomorrow same time we will be speaking about some of the stories in the second juicer, Joseph como, la halen chef, may Allah Allah, Allah reward you and all those who followed and all those who listen afterwards. I mean, I mean, Solomonic.
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