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Sera Sera de Mille hierro. Because we think a lot of bullets that you will gel for having gathered us here once again, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the meta, and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR Allahu wa Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them. Indeed, the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala have very, very powerful because these, as we have said Many a time were words that he
spoke to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, who then passed on the message or the words to Saudi to gibreel alayhi salatu wa sallam was then passed on the message to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then passed on that message to us. So as a reality, on the ground, when we read the Quran, we are reading words that are Boulez that he will jellal spoke in a manner that is befitting to him not similar to our speech in any way. But when we recite we are reading the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the voice is the voice of the reciter in the same manner or similarly, yet Allah has the highest of examples, if we say that this man wrote a
book, and we are reading his book amongst the people, then we will say we are reading his words, yet the voice is the voice of voice of the reciter. So some people have a misconception and misunderstanding regarding the words of Rob bull is that you will general let us make no mistake, these are words that he spoke to gibreel Allahu salatu salam, and that's what makes it so powerful. When we recite we're taking refuge in a quality of Allah subhana wa Tada. So, Allah subhana wa Tada.
And I thought it be fitting that we move on to the explanation of the last 10 verse last in Surah of the Quran, which really cites so often in our Salah, when he cites lm tala keefer, for a lot of bookmobiles harville field and the rest of the soul. So it's important for us to understand what we are reciting in these verses when we recite them, so that when we say Allahu Akbar, and until Akiva Viola bookmobiles Javi, we understand what Allah Subhana Allah is telling us. So Allah horrible is that he will general says, Have you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not considered what your has done with the people, the companions of the elephants, the companions of the elephants. Now, at
there was a man known as Abraham in Yemen. And this man was a political leader.
He was appointed by the negus at the time, and the joshy at the time had appointed him as a leader in alien. So he was the leader and he saw that the demographics of the region was such that the people would actually go to Mecca to perform the Hajj and polish even though they were not Muslim in they would perform Hajj they would go to mosque, they would go to alpha, they would actually enter into the Kaaba, the ones who had clothes from amongst Quraysh wore the clothes, the ones from amongst the foreigners who did not have clothes, they would come to ask them for some clothes, and if they did not find any, and they could not wear any, they would perform the work of the stock
naked. So even though they perform the Hajj even though they performed the Aleph, they had these ideological differences to the Muslim in later on. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with the message of tawheed explaining to them that they should worship Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. In fact, the Tobia that we recite was recited by the co founder of Quran except that there was a difference like bake alum or bake love Baker luxury Kayla Kayla bake eluxury can Melaka mama Malak they would actually say that we are present for you or Allah we are present for you Oh Allah. And there is no one worthy of worship except you and a partner that you have appointed as your partner.
You control him, you own him and everything.
That he owns, so they associated partners with Allah subhana wa Tada. So, when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came, he came to call to the oneness of Allah. They were already worshipping Allah. They were already worshiping Allah. But they would worship alert and Rosa admitted and say we getting closer to a place that you are jealous. What does this teach us? What does this teach us? our peers, our shapes, our learners, our Muftis, our people who are high ranking in society, we will never worship them, because when you worship them, then you are actually you are actually closer to Quraysh. And what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to refute, and to remove the people from
then you are closer to Islam, Allahu Akbar. So if we consider this in reality, some people have raised Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we love Him, we respect him, but we don't worship Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the same manner that we don't worship Isa and Musa and the rest of them, the rest of the ambit of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this man had actually decided that I want to build a church that is bigger and better than the Kaaba in Alabama. So he built a church, and the people would come to this church. So one of the Arabs that was visiting at the time, he saw this church and he realized the
evil intent of the man by building that church, he didn't want to do it, really and truly for his God, or for the God that he was worshipping. But he wanted to do it because he wanted the people to come to Elliman rather than going to NACA. So what he did is he went into the church and he dedicated in it, he took that dedication, smeared it onto the walls and walked out. This angered, medium, really furious, really angry. And he now built up an army, got together some elephants and said we're going to destroy the cabin. He had a powerful army. So as he went, he came across the Arab tribes. And when they found out what he was intending to do, they fought him. They said, you
cannot go to destroy this house is it? It is a sacred house, they fought him. They were defeated. He carried on. He came across other tribes. He fought them, he defeated them he carried on. And then he reached a place where there was a tribe known as thief and forgive.
The kief came up to him and asked him
what do you want to do? Do you want to destroy a lot? So he says, No, I don't want to destroy a lot. So they told him that okay, in that case, what do you want to do? I want to break down and destroy the cabinet. They not only helped him and told him you are right in what you are doing. They gave him a man take this man if you will show you that old Allahu Akbar. So they took this man and they began to move as they are moving to Mecca. This man who was guiding them died on the road
and his grave, they buried him there and they left him there. Remember, this is all before Islam before the coming of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before the Buddha. Some people say Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born in this year of the elephants. Other people say he was born two years before, but regardless, it was built before the coming of Islam. Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was not born in the video was given the reseller. He was given the message at a certain age. So a bodyguard was this man who was actually guiding them to Makkah to destroy the Kaaba, he died and they buried him. It is said later on in his life, as he as people would pass his grave the
Arabs would actually held his grave saying bad luck, how could you do what you did, and they would sway him pelting his grave. So this was his demise, and this was his end. They then move to Makkah, Alma Corona, and when they got to Mecca, or the boundary of Mecca, then the leader amongst the leaders was the current father of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They were elders in Makkah, they were no real leaders, but they were elders in Mecca that were they that were all looked up to the people went to them for advice, the people asked them for, you know, guidance in certain situations. So, this leader or this elder, the uncle of Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abu
Talib, he comes out to Abraham, and he tells him what have you come for? So abre looks at him and says, and he's standing up on his chair, he's sitting up on his chair, and this man is standing beneath. So he thinks perhaps I should bring him up to my chair. And then he says to himself, you know, if I bring him up to my chair, then he's going to be sitting at
With me, so let me go down to him. So he went down to him, sat down with him. And he said, What have you come he was very impressed by Abdulmutallab because he was dressed very well. He was looking smart. So it impressed him.
He asks him, Abdulmutallab asks him, what have you come for?
And he tells a demotic, I've come to destroy the scab off years. So the response of Abdulmutallab was very, very puzzling. He looks at him and he says, you know, there are 200 camels of mine, that your people have stolen, return those camels.
Initially was very impressed by him. And then he thought, What is wrong with this man? I've come to destroy the sacred house. Amazing historical house, and he's asking me about 200 candles that we've stolen have is something wrong with him. So he told him this, he says, What's wrong with you? And Abdulmutallab Dan said a statement that actually resonated throughout the world later on? He said, hon, I am the master of the candles, well, he will beat you up on me. And the bait, the house has a club, which will look after it, who will look after it. So these words continue until today, people mentioned them all the time. The reality is, it was a kalama of the head. These are camels that
undermined K, yet, the house has a job who will protect it. abraha then said okay, here's your camels take them. Abdulmutallab goes down into the valley of Mecca. He tells the people to evacuate, go into the mountains, make sure you secure yourselves. They went into the mountains, they securely secured themselves. And abraha then decided I need to now move ahead. He begins to beat the camel or the elephant. He's beating it. It doesn't move in the direction of the Kaaba, he beats it some more. It doesn't move in the direction of the Kaaba. And then he turns it slightly to the east slightly to the west, and it moves. And he's thinking, hey, why is it moving in the rest of the directions, it's
not moving in this direction. And then eventually, all of a sudden, Allah subhanho wa Taala he describes us and very interesting. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not there to see the scene that happened yet Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him Did you not see or Mohammed? How Europe did with the companions of the elephants? Why is it that Allah subhanho wa Taala is asking, did you not see yet he had not seen because Allah was telling him to ponder upon the outcome of what had happened to these people that you are suffering you are going through problems, don't worry. I will look after you. lm Tara Kay for Fila. buka we will feel and Allah uses the word or buka your up did
with the people of the elephants. Why? Because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was more deserving of Allah subhana wa tada than these people who were defiant, was horrible is that you are jealous. So he's giving him a condolence And literally, you know,
comforting him that rabuka I am your hub. I will look after you, I will defend you, I will protect you. They will feed the people of the elephants. So imagine at the time you have camels, you have goats, you have sheep, and all of a sudden this man has come with elephants, the largest of animals that these people have ever seen. And there was a huge army of them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, enemy al Qaeda won't be totally did he not make the plot into a misguidance? They were completely misguided. It was a flop and a failure. Did you not see that? Oh, Mohammed, do you not see how we dealt with them? What are rossella early in the year Ah, and he sent upon them, birds of their being
the name of these birds will be and these were birds in response to huge elephants that had come to destroy the cabin. What is this? What is Allah subhanho wa Taala saying to myself and yourself, he's telling us that no matter how big we get, no matter how great you think you are, hold on a small list of the creatures of propolis that you are Jalil drops, stones from above. And these stones came directly through the animal splitting them destroying them in half gone. Nothing left. The people that were there the army that was there. Allah subhanahu attallah split them with
hoons they had destroyed so many armies along the way. So many Arab tribes they had just battled through and actually gotten to the other side, yet they came to the house and just a bird from a distance in the sky drops a stone and the animal drops dead.
this point we realize the magnanimity of Allah subhanho wa Taala, never under estimate the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala especially if you are on his side, especially if you are engaged in his work if you are doing that which pleases Him you come to the masjid you perform your Salah, you go through these problems, day to day problems know that horrible is that you will generally did not discard you he has not discarded you. He has not left you he will look after you and he won't protect you. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went through all sorts of problems yet. Allah subhanho wa Taala protected him looked after him and he actually became more he was always the best
of creation. Well out of seller led him later on. He told me him v gerety minsi gene strike striking them with stones of hard clay. They will being struck with stones of hot clay and this is how this huge animal came down and dropped to the ground. fudger Allah cows.
Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the condition after a something amazing, astounding. If you sit and think about this, you will be shocked to understand how Allah subhanho wa Taala describes them fauja Allah, so he made them like eaten chewed up straw. Have you ever seen an animal that crazes and the straw is being chewed up, chewed up domesticated in the mouth literally, to the point where there is absolutely no straw left but you can see yellow and it's mixed with saliva. Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying he made them like eaten chewed up straw. This army that came so powerful in their might ready to destroy the Kaaba is now being described as eaten straw. that teaches us a huge
lesson that if we don't take heed from then we really am truly are losers. So these people actually returned to Alabama, they returned to Alabama.
And it is said that they were like eaten straw. Some of them are lucky kept them alive, the chests were split open, this chest chest was split open. And they went back to the leaders in order for the people to see what had happened to them. And then they dropped in a lot of work. So this is the seed of an untied key for final bouquet
feed. And the reality is that we read it every day, or we read it a lot of times in our Salah. But we don't understand the meaning of it. Perhaps if we look into the meanings again and again. Then we will begin to gain and derive a joy from Allah. Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to resolve all our disputes before we go into our graves. I mean, or sallallahu wasallam Obara, kalenna Vienna, Mohammed Radha, he was a big marine