IntaLIVE #32 Stories In The Quran – The Cloud; The Jinn; A tree; Hospitality
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. similar manner Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. And you may even love Today we will be going over some of the stories mentioned in the 26th Jews Alhamdulillah after today there's only a few more days or a few more or just a few more days of Ramadan. Left, we asked our last panel whatever to make us for those who attain maximum reward during these last remaining days.
All you Chef hamdu lillahi
Alhamdulillah Chef and today we've got the 26 Jews believing Allah will become going over a few of the stories mentioned in this juice. What's interesting to mention is that would mean there's only five more nights left to five more days of Ramadan left roughly. So Alhamdulillah we've managed to discuss quite a few stories, there's a few more days remaining. All those who haven't, you know, made the most of it, there's still time left, most of them are born. And for those who have tried their best, you know, just a few more days in shelter, try your best to try to push a bit harder. And inshallah we will all get there. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us all the best reward.
Jana we find in the 26 Jews in Surah. Allah Allah Allah, He makes mention of the people of add, he makes mention of the few stories. The first story we want to touch on is the story of the people of add. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what I've heard is under Alma, who bill
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what was the first story that we are going to speak about today. He said the club will come and be Oh, yes, yes. Yes. what's called a heart. That's the one yes, the club. Aha, this is
when he wants his people in the place of
basically these people didn't have rain. And they thought that you know, they were they were warned of a punishment. And they waited, waited, waited and the they thought that this punishment would never come eventually when they saw a cloud and then they thought rain would come so last panel, which is this fella over it by Mr. Camilla Odia to him follow her there and
when they saw this club they thought that you know what finally rain has come and we are going to get rain we are going to you know receive as we know with rain comes goodness.
Allah subhana wa Jalla says that this was something you know, they didn't think about them. This actually was a punishment to them. European machine MBM gave up the half assed bahala euro Illa massage. Basically, this came as a punishment and everything of this was destroyed. The only thing left you could see was their houses. I think what we take away from this is that sometimes the thing you hoped in the most Well, the thing you ran after the most actually brings about your downfall at times, especially if somebody is you know, in the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala relying on other things, you know, putting your trust putting your conviction fully in other things. So many
times you find those things that you worked hard for or hoped in, end up resulting in your downfall.
So lucky that that's a powerful, you know, deduction the some panela we sometimes make we expect something or we want something and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. Yes, you know,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
they said, Tina be either biLlahi in conterminous or the team they said come with the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala bring it upon us, if you are from amongst those who are truthful, and not long after they say fella or who are already done muster to be let Odia team call to her. Mum, mum Tirana.
They said when they saw the cloud that this is a cloud that is going to rain upon us. So on one hand, they're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to bring the punishment. And on the other hand, when they see the cloud coming, they're expecting rain and goodness. So we shouldn't expect other than that, which we've been asking for. So if we've been asking for something, then expect that to come. So never make a bad dog. Never make an evil do for yourself or those who are around you, the close people to you don't make a bad deal for them. Especially when it
comes to your children don't make an evil or bad well because Allah subhanho wa Taala if he accepts that, then that is what you will receive and that is what will come down. These people were asking for the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when the punishment came, they thought there was goodness coming. So don't expect different something different to come. You know, if you've asked for something evil or bad
it's what's amazing also in other verses, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions how certain people telling ambia they said, You know what, our life this is true, then make it rain down stones from the heaven or show us the punishment. You know, when that punishment comes, sometimes people may not say it in that context. They may they may not ask directly for the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala but you find people end up saying things like, you know, if you're debating if I'm wrong in this, may I die in an accident while you are below me, this happened to me make this happen to me. Don't you know say things that you would regret later on?
Yes, absolutely. 100% Allah, Allah Allah when speaks about the story of the jinn. What's interesting to note is that these gym they
as we know the gym, like a race on their own, so this good from amongst them back from amongst them unless panda hotel is mentioning the gene who heard the Quran who listened to the Quran and went back to warn their people. So Allah Allah Allah says we're in sort of Elan cannot follow mineral Genie SME Rodolfo and basically as Mohammed Salah was, was reciting for Allah subhanho wa Taala said there was some gene who went or approached and they began to listen to this or and follow marhaba upon.
When they became present, they were able to hear the speaker and they told one another to keep quiet and basically let's listen up. And after that they listened to the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala they then went back to their people to warn them, there's a lot we can take from this look at how when when listening to the call, and immediately they tell one another let's keep quiet. Let's try and listen we might get something beneficial. Another thing we take the little benefit they took when they went back home or when they went back to wherever they went to their people who were not there. They didn't start to tell them on we hope manner in a
similar Nike turban on Zilla member anymore. So basically we've heard a book similar or another book revealed after Musa alayhis salam and it goes towards goodness etc etc. Yeah Toma aji Buddha, Allah, basically, you know,
respond to the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala Another point that stands out for me here is you know, you carry on doing your good little good you're doing you carry on doing it you don't know who will pick it up here are sort of as Allahu alayhi wa sallam is reciting and the gym are listening and benefiting from his message, and then they are going to give it elsewhere. You know, sometimes you leave, whether it's on social media, you leave a post, or a book you have you leave it in a library, you traveling somewhere, you give somebody a good word, the way you you hold yourself, the way you present yourself, the way you carry yourself, your character, your conduct as a Muslim,
somebody might not say that, oh, this had an effect on me, what are you noticed the scene, you know, it may or so they may be quiet, but you don't know what impact it's had on that person's life.
Like is so true, so true, Subhanallah
fact that, you know, a person leaves something and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who will take it forth and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who would ensure that it gets to where it needs to get to, that shows us the power of intention. Also, you know, the fact that this person, you've done it with a sincere intention, Allah subhanho wa Taala will take you to places where you wouldn't even imagine. So that's a powerful extraction, seeing that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam according to some of the city and from what I've read is that he, he wasn't even aware at the time that the jinn were they, until Allah subhanho wa Taala told him that they had listened to you and
they heard what you have to say Subhana Allah, He didn't even know or he wasn't aware of the fact that they were taking this message and they were spreading it amongst themselves until Allah subhanho wa Taala informed him of it. So that's a powerful point. It's kind of like I didn't even think of that angle. You know,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that what you sort of know they can offer me an engineer's 10 year old unquote, on this gene had come to listen to them. Now. The thing is that they, they It is said that the reason why they came to search and to see what was going on on Earth was because they had been prevented from
The heavens so they weren't allowed to go and steal information, you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala would allow them to take certain parts of information they were, they weren't pelted by by the stars, etc, the shooting stars. So now all of a sudden, all of a sudden when they went, they would find the shooting stars that were pelting them and they couldn't receive any information, you know, steal bits and bobs of information and take it down to the people on earth. So they now started looking for the reason why they had been prevented from doing this. And they came across also look for Allah alayhi wa sallam. Now, the reason why they went out was evil and it was bad. But Allah
subhanho wa Taala when they heard the Quran, they found it so amazing, amazing that they went back to the people and they said in the summit enough on an algebra we heard an amazing Quran. So this is the impact that it had on the lives of course, they were evil. Before that they they had gone and you know, to the heavens stealing information, doing all sorts of mischief, causing corruption in the land. And they hear the Quran it impacts them so much that it changes their life around all together, they go back to the people and give them our you know, come to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala respond to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the impact of the Quran is
amazing and we should never underestimate that. The fact that we can change our entire lives with this book is something that is definitely a given.
Amazing point, you know, whether you ponder over the Quran, reflect over and learn its meaning learn how to recite it begin your day with it. There's so much so much you can take and benefit from this from the Quran the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala and no doubt it is a miracle The one who really goes over it ponder over it. You know, just the other day I was sitting and thinking about you know, the Quran as a whole you can look at it detail detail every word you can look at it in terms of verses you can look at it in terms of stories, you can look at it as a whole from far You know, everything is mentioned in the start from you know, Surah Fatiha. For example, you've got the seven
topics mentioned throughout the Quran in Surah Fatiha surah from the beginning and that's kind of what Allah is mentioning different people and how they behave in others. Other verses he speaks about stories in other verses, he speaks about business transactions and other verses he speaks about worshipping Him alone. Other verses, he speaks about the heart and his purification. Everything in this book, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to not prevent us from benefiting from the sport and the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I mean, I mean, 100% You know, sometimes I wonder how the people who have never been exposed with it live their lives. Because, you know, it's always been
something where I find peace and solace in the sport and so Subhanallah when I'm feeling you know, if you're feeling a bit down, some of the days you you pick up the ball and you read and you feel elated, literally, after you finish that session, and sometimes I wonder that how do the people live without it? You know?
You know, another amazing thing is that, you know, so many people, they accept Islam, without knowing any any Arabic just listening to a recitation, other people may read through the English and as you know, when you go through the English, it's just a brief translation. If you reading like a smaller tougher save in Arabic or kilometer fasciotomy facili mentioned you find what's here and what's the but even though that is just brief, and in English and maybe even you know, sometimes the English language the way it's translated is high level of English etc. It's it's a bit tough on the tongue to read at times I've talked about the translation the person has translated is different
translations. And you still find people from there, they will tell you that you know what, I read this few pages later it It struck my heart something different. Allah subhanho wa Taala most definitely has even as a gift and that is the whole and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to contrast the ability to make the most of it.
I mean, 100% You know, one last thing that I just thought of now is sometimes you you're going through it, and it's a situation in your life, and you're going through that particular situation and you find guidance, literal guidance for your particular situation, you know, it fits in perfectly, not that it was meant for you specifically, you know, all revealed for you specifically, but it's so general Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it such that it fits into your life sometimes. And
you know, there was a brother who was talking about something that was happening to him recently. And he says, You know, I was about to give a prize to someone and I read the verse. What would you do? We had aliens who come later kulu fairy come in unwillingness that you know, and you literally gain a path to the to the authority
He's right, to eat the wealth of the people, you know, try and rub shoulders with him, so to speak, to eat the wealth of the people. So he says, Well, lucky for me that was literally staring me in the face that how can you give this? How can you take, you know, you can't engage in bribery and he says it stopped me. So panela he lost a lot as a as a result, he lost out on a lot of wealth that he could have potentially made. But Allah subhanho wa Taala will replace it. But the point is, that the fact that it fitted into his life so perfectly and he says that, you know, I'm reading the verses of the verses of Ramadan, and it's Ramadan, the context is Ramadan, all of a sudden, Allah Subhana.
Allah is talking about this. And it just shocked me and I said some Hanalei, you know, that's a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala. For You bet, you know, leave this, just leave it completely. There's no point for you. We can't say 100% that's a sign or not aside, but Allah Subhana Allah Allah knows best, it seems to us, like as if it is. Yes. And, you know, moving on to what you mentioned, the Quran Yes, there is the recitation. So you try to read with it wherever you read, but it was easy for you in the day, whether it's one pages one page one, just a few ads, whatever is easy for you, but that's your recitation. then number two, try to find you know, how, what our last panel what and
I think the meaning, number three, try and reflect over the rest. Even if it's one verse, try and put it into practice awareness panel metathesis, for example, in the creation of the heavens and science for those, we also speaks about those who make Vicar whether they are sitting or standing or lying down. And sometimes you find that verse at a time, especially when you're going through a difficulty, as you mentioned, you find that verse that sticks out for you, oh, that staring you in the face. You know, when you find that comfort and repeated, repeated, repeated the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, at the verse into our room for in a bad way, when when we mentioned it
in the sermon, just, we find that he, he reads the verse, and he goes over it again. And he goes over it again, is so much so it said literally to like fragile time, the whole night is going over one verse, and he's trying Salalah alayhi wasallam. So sometimes you find that verse and you find that it hits a place you've got a sickness or something that's hurting you in your heart, maybe you want forgiveness, maybe you know you need something else. And you find that verse, Allah subhanaw taala talking about forgiveness and it touches you repeat the verse repeat the verse, repeat the verse, as ignore him and others are human. Allah mentioned that sometimes you find that medicine and
then you carry on putting the cue on your heart.
And, you know, we can carry on talking about the chef, is there anything else you'd like to mention before we go on to the next
chapter, let's move on to
moving on Allah subhanho wa Taala. He mentions a few other stories there after we get to sue that will fit in sooner to fit Allah, Allah, Allah makes mention of the bay, I could read one, the accurate one was basically unfair to a lot of people as Elon Musk, or the other one who says that he tells the tablet even after you people count this fetch, or this conquest, as you know, the conquest of market the victory of market, but we counted it, as soon as today be basically a few years before that. The Muslims wanted to go for ombre messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went out because
they wanted to make sure they didn't come, you know, with any intention to fight or do anything wrong. However, the price at the time didn't wanting to enter. So they stayed a bit too far out. And the rough man or the loved one who was sent into Makkah, you know, to speak to always tell him you know, we're not here to do anything besides make drama. Eventually, a rumor arrives that was no more the alumni who is killed. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam schools, you know, on the Sahaba and they all pledged allegiance to him. holiness, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it and it occurred under a tree. Look at the adiala meaning that if you buy a rollneck attack the shutter
basically Allah subhanho wa Taala is happy with all those who gave their back to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this occurred under a tree. I think what always stood out for me this verse is how Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that tree. You know, sometimes, if we look at this, this is one of the greatest gatherings in Islam. So how about the Allahu anhu on the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he is happy with the people who gave birth to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this was under a tree. So sometimes in life or in fact in life, you don't have to have, you know the best who will have the best facility or the
best. One of the best gatherings if not the best gathering in Islam occurred under a
Treat. So don't look at all the resources. We're not saying don't have them. But it's not. It's not everything. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about and he specifically mentions that tree
are a powerful points of panela protocol. It's something that we can really learn from because especially in today's world where people are having extravagant weddings to the point where they can't afford it, they're in debt for years afterwards, solely because they wanted to have the best of weddings in the best of all, Hey, hold on, you don't have to have that. Look at something like this way. What one of the we could say the greatest events one one of them happened under a tree, some panels so that's a powerful point. I think people can really benefit from that and learn from that. You know, there was so much Baraka from that there are lots of words Allah saying that look at
the Ravi Allah, Allah is happy with the believers. So perhaps if you are simple and you remain simple in your ways, and you want to please Allah subhanho wa Taala do according to your means. If you have Alhamdulillah to Why not? If you don't have them, then then don't engage in it, you know, don't go into debt, etc. Just to you know, please other people to put up a show. There is no if Allah subhanho wa Taala is happy with you, and let you know.
So the point that I wanted to mention is Allah subhanho wa Taala says for Anima Matthew could have been so he knows what is within the hearts.
And that's something that we can ponder over that, you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about the heart. And ultimately, this is where the intention comes from, and where a person you know, thinks or intends to do something from. So if your intention is for Allah subhanho wa Taala, then he sees it and he knows it. Even though the people may not know it, the people may not see it, don't worry about what they know. And they see worry about what Allah subhanho wa Taala knows. And ultimately, he will reward you based on that intention. So I think it's important for us to see how Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and he knew so he knew that which were that were that which was within
So if we have a sincere intention, and we go out there and we do something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even if you don't get recognition from the people or thanks or gratitude, you know that with Allah subhanho wa Taala, you're clean and this is what you wanted. You wanted a reward from him and none other.
This ultimately Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who knows what's in everybody's heart and their intention and you will be rewarded or punished May Allah save us according to your intention. Moving on, we find on the last page of this juice, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes brief mention of the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam, we've mentioned the story many times in many previous sessions, that part we wanted to touch on to do is when these angels came to Ibrahim alayhis, Salam Allah Allah, Allah says, Allah, Allah, he felt a bit injured in semi. So he went, you know, to his family. And then he came back with a calf, semi literally a healthy and fat calf it had a lot of meat, so they could eat
pharma, this word means that you know somebody who goes back quietly, so look at how Ibrahim alayhis salam, a host, he doesn't go and tell the guests You know, sometimes people tell you, they don't want to give you but they tell you, you know, we can bring this for you and we can bring this for you. They just waiting for you to say no, don't bring that don't bring that. There's a bit of back and forth and they sit down. Ibrahim alayhis salam look at how hospitable he was. He didn't tell them Oh, we'll bring you the summer he slipped away. He got what he needed to and he came back another important point is equality malasana as host here he himself is serving his guests and I
think that's something we can learn from you know, try it at times, is sometimes it's not always possible. Or you have you know, children helping you family helping you but sometimes it is in fact there's a lot of goodness where you yourself can get up you know, whether it's awesome to give somebody something, there's a lot of goodness in that and that's following the MBR like in solid
absolutely solid point to Allah II. That's so true. Look at this nivia Allah subhanho wa Taala in the manner in which he also is hospitable is amazing. Not only is he hospitable, but the manner in which he is is absolutely amazing. You know, it's something it's something interesting. He says Carla said I'm on Coleman karoun that you are a people that are unknown. It he you know, he went out of his way for them. And I think I've spoken about this before but some handler for me, that's something that really stands out. Look at him. He brings a calf for them and a fat calf you know, healthy calf
He brings it forth. And this is what he outputs for people that he doesn't even know. And it is said that, you know, Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was known for his hospitality and being good towards others, you know, entertaining guests, etc. So this is just a clear display of how he was to even strangers. And this is what we can learn from this, we can learn that, you know, you don't have to be bad or evil to strangers, try and be good towards them, try and treat them well be hospitable to them. Sometimes you see a person who's desperately in need, and you can help that person even though you don't really know them. You don't have to know them to help them. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam
was definitely an AVI of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And some someone we can learn from.
Yes, Subhan Allah, you know, speaking about guests and speaking about, you know, when you somebody comes to your house, I think there's a lot of
in depth information, or we can mention it in a bit more detail. Sometimes people, you know, yes, it's good, you must be hospitable you try your best you do what you can, but going over the limit, sometimes you get into debt just to put on a show, or you're trying to get about, you know, 20 different types of food, and it's not in your means it's not in your capacity capability, you burdening one person, then we need to strike a balance. The another thing sometimes, yes, you go to somebody's house, and you know, sometimes you're in a rush, or you want to go somewhere quickly, you've only popped in for 510 minutes, you need to move, and they say, you know what, tea is coming,
and then dinner is coming, and then dessert is coming. And so I think there has to be that balance. Also, yes, trying to be hospitable. But sometimes somebody can't make it to, you know, they can't sit for so long. And you've got to excuse
Yes, absolutely. Well, luckily, there's different aspects of this as well. Sometimes hospitality ends up becoming a burden on others, you know, so, so part of it, it can be looked at from various angles, I think there's so many angles that we need to cover, like you mentioned, you know, in order to make sure that, you know, according to the circumstance and situation not every time should you exist and try to be to, to hospital hospital.
Yes, it's a complete it's a complete topic, what we learned from the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam, if you are a host, then it's good to be generous, it's good to you know, give things you have that are good even to strangers, you know, be hospitable and be kind to them, give them something to eat if you're able to and that's the lesson we take as for you know, we are as a whole being a host or having a guest come over there that is a topic inshallah we probably covered in the future, you know, all the different aspects when is, you know, good to tell the person to come and let them sit and when it's, you know, you're supposed to allow this person giving his excuse and letting go.
Sure has anything else you'd like to add?
No, not really. Someone is saying they're feeling hungry. May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted is, you know, this is some time we when we feeling hungry, we can definitely remember the poor as well. So, may Allah subhanho wa Taala feed the poor, and grant him you know, CCAC say satiety so to speak from that hunger I mean,
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