Reflections from the Cave 1
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah vida de wasafi
officially assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
obeys and thanks is due to Allah Subhana Medina traces peace blessings and salutations upon our Master and exemplarily Mohamed Salah Lamarr they send them it is an honor and privilege for me to be presenting the secrets of solitude Caf reflections from the cave, a deaf seed, specifically on the stories of sort of health will focus primarily on its stories in childhood.
This is a very special class to me, I have missed it. So I have nanosecond and to all of you who have come back who have been with us before, for those of you who are joining us for the first time, we welcome you as well. We pray that Allah Subhana Allah make it a beneficial class beneficial experience for us all, so that we can benefit from all of the words all of the speech of Allah azza wa jal, and that whatever we learn our practice, that effect put it into practice in our lives. Amira Malala made the selected surah is a very special one to me as well. I've taught this this course a number of times before.
And, obviously because it is a tsunami of profits, a lifestyle entity site, the surah, every Friday, so
the interest comes in, besides the fact that we have to recycle on Fridays. And always, it was always curious, in my mind, why? Why does Why do we actually sign the sewer every Friday?
And then I'm sure if anybody has also heard the virtues of sort of Caf some of the virtues
you know why the profitsystem told us that he said this every Friday. He also gave us some rewards to keep in mind some benefits and virtues. So tonight we're going to find out why inshallah Dinah some of the virtues are sort of careful. Sure, you've heard the prophets of Allah where it was sent him said, If anyone learns by heart, the first 10 verses of the soil calf, he will be predicted from that job. They also some narrations that speak about the last 10 verses. This particular narration comes in the Sufi or the non Muslim. A Buddha reported that the prophets of Allah why they will send them said,
If you decide to have to recap, if you specifically remember or memorize the first 10 verses, you'll be protected from that job. Wherever the Prophet Allah says, Sam also say to me, he'd sort of count on your will jamara a node will be lit for that person from one domain to the next tomorrow. And that integration explains that this node will shine all the way from the person to heart Reaching the gather. So you'll be connected to the garden. And that connection will last until the next jumar. So these are very beautiful virtues.
Now the next step in, in our discovery or in our investigation, is to ask, what about the surah?
Number one makes it so that we have to read it every week? What's so special about the solar that it must be read every week, on the day of Japan? Tomorrow is the best day of the week. It's like mining eat for us. And a bit too. What about the surah provides us with protection from that job.
These questions will take us into our personal exploration of sort of COVID-19 Shall we want to introduce the surah by giving an entire overview of all the various segments of the surah and time discover or ascertain why it has these noble virtues? Often when we think of the poor and
it's magical words. Sure if anybody's familiar with Harry Potter, Harry Potter, right. So in Harry Potter, they've got like these spells that they say and the magic happens. When Guardium leviosa in something flies, okay, expect them to throw this magical thing appears. So often when we think of folklore and because we are not
familiar with the Arabic we think of the Quran like that. It's magical words, we think of the Barack aspect. And that certainly exists not necessarily like Harry Potter. But it exists in the sense that the Prophet Allah subhanho wa sallam told us who said if we read
Half an hour and we'll get at least 10 devotes. And then he said, I'm not saying Alicia may miss a half, I'm saying I live is a half, lamb is a half mean is a half.
And with that in mind, the more vocal and recite the more rewards you get, the more Barranca you get. So we think of football and magnetic. Unfortunately, most people think of it only like that. So they limit the connection to the core and
to something that is purely to be butchered.
So when you want to feel more spiritual
at the General Assembly pachala someone passes away. We Barcelo for a special occasion we patch an opponent for reward for Baraka for prediction, etc. Many of us recite identical kursi for protection, we recite the free calls for protection. And all of this is absolutely true, and in its place, and no one especially like myself can take anything away from them. But we have to ask, what was the experience like of the first recipient of the Quran?
Who were the first recipients of
the Sahaba the Sahaba were the first recipients of the Quran first, jewellery relics that was given to the prophets of the lion SLM, the profits are suited to the Sahaba. Now, think for a moment just think back and try and put yourself in the shoes of a Sahabi sitting in the company of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what is your mother tongue?
Arabic for the Arabic, the Arabic of the Quran, because this you know this different dialects and so forth in Arabic, but to call em was revealed in the dialect of the polish. So it's in the mother tongue in the own dialect.
And this is how the ADC
so as you understand the words, which I'm speaking now, they understood the word of the Quran as it was revealed.
It was not purely the Baraka aspect that took them as the Quran describes me not Zulu Mattila knew from the darkness into the light,
but they also underwent an intellectual transformation.
Now, I'm very fortunate, and I praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. For this, as I believe it is the greatest Namah that I've ever received from a law over and above being being Muslim, is the journey that I had with learning Arabic, through the Quran.
And I, I can relate to what that feels like, where your whole mindset is transformed through the poor and how was this this was when we studied for a year. The first two three months was purely Arabic, the rules, the regulations, the skills, etc, vocabulary building, and then verse by verse, word by word going through the Quran from Surah Fatiha, the whole sort of car, and the moron, Lisa, married, etc, going through going through for the entire year, from eight o'clock in the morning, covering the afternoon, every single day for a year. At the end of that year, we then wrote an examination we tested on any parts of the first 10 edges of football. And if you understand that the
Quran works, you would know that if you understand verbatim, the words of 10 edges, then you understand verbatim the words of about 90% of poker and because vocabulary is repetitive. So this was amazing.
I recall starting out this journey with things who were way ahead of me that way, you're ahead of me, and I saw changes in the lives. I didn't quite understand. Because I was coming from mythic at the time. And they were you know, they were studying the field and he, I still asked him, No, don't do this. Don't do that. You don't have to say what?
You don't go you don't go D what do you do? What do you do for fun? Aren't you ever life like that? I'm speaking about things that are normal for most people. All of a sudden, these changes started coming into their lives and I told them no, I don't think I'm gonna go so extreme. In August we have this idea that somebody who is walking the right path is a bit extreme. You know,
he's one of those those bearded guys, when you start poking fun at him and call him things, derogatory things sometimes also to you
Say, you know,
the pious guy to talk to them physically different human beings, because they've made changes in their lives.
As a small example, he wasn't dating anyone. He wasn't speaking in a interpersonal way with the members of the opposite sex and he wasn't married. And he was, you know, about
19 years old or something to that effect. How's this possible? So you start thinking, I just can simply click how on earth are you going to get married? What is this, you know?
Anyways, so I said, I'll never do that. I'll need to do these things. This, this is a bit extreme in Microsoft law and to the stuff you must do, but there's a time and a place for everything. So I'm familiar, standard police waving, we start making cliches to justify our behavior that's not according to Islam.
And then, after a couple of days of actually being in the pool, and because when I say those things, we were just doing Arabic couple of days of just being in the Quran, I started seeing that, the way I think about things is not changed. And then as the months went by, I found myself no longer associating with certain things that they had in high school, not because I woke up one day and said, I'm gonna get rid of my friends and become pious, these things happen gradually. But I'm just thought speaking to you.
I liken it to the matrix, you take the rainbow, I don't know what color the bowl was anymore such a long time ago, you take the deputy wake up from this dream world, and you see things for what they really are, I
started seeing my CD collection adamian, CDs, youngsters for that seeing my CD collection going into the bin, this isn't appropriate that isn't appropriate. This isn't appropriate, I find myself spending time on other things like recycling, and making the etc. Not because I'm anything special member, no intention of becoming the extreme bias person and still nothing.
And these changes just happen, why?
It was a small taste of the journey that this habit on the low end we made through
being spoken to directly by Allah, because when we signed the call, and we are extending our speech, it is God talking.
It's called talking to you. It's not a version of his words, or an explanation of it. Was it his words, talking directly to you. And you may think, as I did at the time, there's no way that the 1400 year old digs can be relevant.
For my context, in this day and age, no ways until you come across one verse one day that stands out in such a profound way. It's as though it is telling you about the exact thing that you're going through right thing in the and not only telling you about it, but also advising you as to how to navigate through it. And using scandal.
This is This is unbelievable.
The experiences I'm relating to you, I hope I don't sound crazy. But it was it sounded crazy to me when I heard about it until I experienced it myself. No, my hope and my play. My God tonight is that we can all take some of that through this course and shall have the honor.
Anyways. So Serato calf
consists of a number of stories. And throughout the stories, these
these little segments in between,
we won't focus too much on the segments in between, we're going to focus on the stories in particular, because our theme for this course is the stories of sort of calf, because the stories of the poor and are unique, the stories of the poor and a story is narrated by God, by Allah. And when Allah tells us a story, there's a very specific lesson that we need to learn. We don't think of it that way. Often, we just like to hear nice stories. It's always been like that throughout history. We are human beings. We've been storytellers what I
tonight we do an overview of these stories, so that we can answer one very important question.
What about Soraka protects us from that job.
Is it that magical spell?
You know, like, back in the 80s, early 90s used to play Mario Brothers. And when you get this one thing and then Mario gets a little shield over him
And he can't be killed at that moment we'll just shake again.
Or is there something more to it.
And with my reading of sort of gap, I found something very profound that, regardless of whether there's this magical shield or not, is also what I believe to be an intellectual inoculation. Now, when you get a vaccine, you become inoculated against the disease or against the virus. And I believe that through understanding some of you will become inoculated against the fitten of Belgium.
And that's easy, easy to say. But I'd like to demonstrate it tonight in Sharla. In So to recap, the first story is about as one of the companions of the cave, the companions of the cave, Let's wear the suit, the suit actually derives its name from cat, right? What came in Afrikaans.
And then came in English,
and cave Arabic, calf, so you can see the relation de between them, English and Arabic, cabin, and cave. sounds similar, you'll find lots of similarities like this throughout language, the people of the cave who were there. Then the next major story, even though there's something in between, is about the owner of the two gardens, the owner of the two gardens. The next major story is about Musa Alyssa torsina.
And the next major story is about full coordinate. Zoom means possessor of coordinate means the two owns. We will discuss the details of each story as we come across them. For now, we want to look at the summaries.
The summary of the people of the cave. It's a story of a young me,
I've given many who told us about this particular story when it comes to addressing the youth, because it's the one I believe to be the most profound message directed at the youth in the court. And so many lessons can be drawn from that for young people. I myself, so highlight, Danny took a lot of inspiration in that journey that I spoke about earlier on, because
it's so relevant, not just 1400 years ago, but today, it's a story of young men who lived in a speed leaving town. We live in industry living down the street living in what says that the majority of people don't believe in Islam, the whole picture, right? God the prophets, the books, the angels, etc.
So they decided to migrate for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah and kannaway be the one that migrates perhaps take refuge,
our rewards them with mercy in the cave, and prediction from the sun, causes them to sleep, they woke up and found the entire village, the entire town that they that they lived in,
is now a believing town.
The next story summary of it as it is that it is a story of a man who left the island blessed with two beautiful gardens. But the man forgot to thank the one who plays him.
So as a person with wealth,
you know, there was a time when you speak about wealth, you don't speak about money. You don't even speak about buildings or land because those things were
not important. There was a time of wealth was owning a garden, owning tackle, livestock etc. But this particular man who was so wealthy forgot to thank Allah and in fact developed a quality of self sufficiency in food only.
So you forgot the one who blessed him with everything and even date to doubt Allah regarding the afterlife. his wealth leading to this belief in the afterlife
is God and is consequently destroyed and integrated in time.
Integrated at a time in which integrate did not benefit him.
Estonia will be Mussa is one of the most interesting stories in the Quran. In fact, I think this is going to be our Ramadan tarawih theme this year inshallah. But Moosa Elisa torslanda removes a story is the most the most oft repeated story in the Quran. You can't find a juicer for an except the sodium offset we'll be laying
this a lot of things that can be learned from the buy in so on curve, it's the only place in the whole core and we musante
This interaction is mentioned. Now why does this in some places in the Quran he mentions some aspects of his story. Other places he mentions other aspects of his story. Very rarely do you find the entire story in chronological order from beginning to end in one place? That is the case or use of which was last Ramadan's theme. So when Moosa was asked, who's the most knowledgeable of the people on earth, removes acid, me, he said himself, this is an unbelievable, but only reveal to him that they someone who knows more than him. So now we move on to some travel to the man and learn how the Divine Wisdom can sometimes be hidden in methods which we perceive as bad. In other words, that
isn't knowledge beyond what we know. It's beyond just the apparent knowledge. And that removes that an excellent awesome length of it valuable lesson, the the last story, a summary of which is the story of the Great King Luca name, who was given knowledge and power and was going around the world, helping people and speeding all that good. He was able to overcome the problem of young George and Mary George or the Guardian Magog.
And both a massive them with the help of people who we couldn't even understand. In other words, he couldn't understand the language.
The surveys, the four primary stories of sort of this makes up the body of the surah.
Just looking at the superficially it's difficult to ascertain how this correlates to the fitna the trials of that job.
We didn't get into who that is and what his tiles of allegiance look like stories.
But upon closer inspection, as we will discover the people of the cave teaches us about the trial of the trial of faith. What happens when you face these distant? What should you do? What happens when everyone in the world or all the people around you, or the majority of people, or what is considered popular is covered?
And you alone? In your faith? How do you keep fast to eat?
in Cape Town, a very, very exceptional example of Muslims having to settle down in a place that's overwhelmingly non Muslim. Why is it an exceptional example because we survived far better than most Muslim minorities did. It's the one most exceptional case in the world. In other places of the world, Muslims left their hometown in their home country, they settled in a country that was predominantly non Muslim. What happens about a generation or two later, they lose the faith completely. The only evidence they have is the name. This is Mohammed, this is Fatima. But Mohammed and Fatima don't even know the words, eyeshadow or whatever in the in the law. Why shadow Mohammed
tomasulo. So this is so ubiquitous self found with all over the place in South America. Right, so the title of faith. Number two, what happens when all of a sudden, Allah blesses you with wealth.
In the time that we are living in Currently, the post apartheid era way,
many of the adults sitting here would have experienced some of that. And then the move away from it, were opportunities opened up, which will never opened up before they were completely closed. And now our children, the youth of today, those who are either in university just finished university, or they are in high school, they are privy to those opportunities. Because now the parents of today who had to struggle to get by have built up somewhat of a life for themselves. And all they want is to give the kids the opportunities that they never had
for settle is 100 full circle, see a W 457. And the identical partial focus of the nomenclature.
So under jazz, any bias,
I want to send out a signal. So what we see now is that people were previously not wealthy or not as wealthy or falling into wealth very suddenly.
Much like the person who owns the two gardens, and you may not have seen the consequences of this, but I have seen it firsthand, not once, many times, parents who bring the kids who are now 1716 years old, renouncing Islam.
There's a long process to get to where they are currently. But it's happening in our communities all over. It's not to say that wealth equals evil. Never think that they are 10, who were promised, promised gender by the profits or some during their lifetime. from among them, the majority of those 10 were what we would consider million days in our time. So wealth isn't evil, but not knowing how to handle it. As we learned in the story of the owner of the two gardens, that can be destructive. Some teachers are us about the trial of wealth. most if not the most, out of the Southwest, is such a high ranking personality, not only among human beings, but among the Amir is part of the
one of the five greatest profits. And he's asked the simple question, but what was behind it Allah Who is the most knowledgeable, and for the moment, with due reason, he believes that is himself. It's not that he was falsely under the impression that they had a lot of knowledge, he was being taught by Allah.
So of course, he thought that he was the most knowledgeable,
but allow us to learn a lesson from this, because the right thing and they are Subhana, Allah told him that that is the kind of knowledge being placed in knowledge by being deceived by it.
And then the last story through coordinating whilst he was also wealthy, his predominant quality was power, because the poor and describes him as being a ruler of the entire world, conquered the whole world, East waste, that's a lot of power. And when you have power, it comes with responsibility, or come upon an uncle Spider Man.
So you have power, you need to be able to handle the responsibility that comes with now, we are not necessarily presidents of countries, but all of us in our own lives, we have a certain amount of power efficient and related to the current
headlines, you know, the the power that may have, and the responsibility that it comes with it.
these are the trials, that Soraka doesn't just come and give us, okay, this is all problems. This is all problems. It's one mistake that we as an oma make far too often, we focus way too much of the problems, and dedicated to discussing the solutions. Because we want to point out the problems. We want to argue about the problems which exacerbate the problem itself, and never actually get around to discussing. So what are the actual solutions? I mean, our community still has debates that started in the 70s. In the 60s, we still have those debates every year when it comes around certain occasions. And I just dropped my head in my palms over again to elaborate the story. And if you
will, everybody wants to put the
pin in the plate. And you know, that's just one example.
But Allah doesn't do that.
She studied the Quran, Allah azza wa jal converts the Quran as guidance. And guidance means that he actually shows us the way
all that it takes for us to learn and follow.
Now, in the middle of the surah, Allah mentions the story of a police. We discussed this in hood bond Friday, we didn't hear the hook, well, I can send you the recording. But in that story, Allah teaches us about the police and how the police refused to bow down to allies, or profit cannot be Adam.
And he is in fact, the instigator of all of these trials.
He believes he's the one who will come and try to tempt you. And he believes as a counterpart here in the dunya. And another individual who comes through the permission of Allah through the comando Allah with these trials, and he will present these trials to us and he will try to take us away from our faith through these trials, that individually is known as that.
That gel will appear before the day of judgment with for trials.
These are, he will ask people to worship him
And not to worship Allah,
then it's called the trial of
He'll be given powers to start and stop that aim to people with his wealth, there will be complete famine, and he will have the power to cause all the crops to grow and heal fruits. That's the power or the side of the train of wealth.
You tap people with the knowledge and the news that you'll be able to give them to be able to tell people things that they are always trying to figure out, but never could, you will come in and also solve problems of quantum physics, he will come in you will solve problems of AI, he will get many will solve all the world's problems. In an instant, he will bring out a cure for AIDS or cure for cancer, you name it, you tell me
if somebody could offer a cure for cancer, right here, and now would they would they not have a lot of power?
That is the amazing power that knowledge has. And that's one of the travels that he will come up with tide of knowledge. Lastly,
he'll control huge fonts on the earth. In fact, most of the of the only two cities you will not be able to enter is the city of Makkah and Medina.
So he will have extreme power.
So look at the counterparts that in the trials of that job, you find the very same trials and our data speaks about Soraka.
But sort of kind of teaches us how to survive these trials. This is of course what we will be exploring and seeing in the weeks to come.
Allah teaches us the quantity of sincerity. Wait is that the row witness that pero corny to Allah, calling the world calling people towards Allah, remembering the after good companionship, good friends, knowing the truth about this world, and humbleness or humility. These are the solutions which Soraka lays out for us in the stories. Allah teaches us the trial and gives us the solution. And in a nutshell, these are all the qualities that Sankara teaches us, to imbibe was in our lives, so that we can withstand the trials of the job.
Now, this is not something that you get to learn merely by the dissipation of solitude.
You have to recite it and ponder its meanings. There intellectually you you'll find more resources to combat these trials.
I've made many great intellectual people. And I've seen many cecum that will protect us all. But second to the V tiles. That nugget moves us to the supposed to protect us from.
And if you look, if I'm thinking about these individuals now, these are people who recycle coffee on a Friday.
But they've never had access to the information that it gives them. Many youth, every site that's over coffee every Friday, but they still don't really understand how to survive, or how the son can survive being a youngster today,
and will allow them the story of the game is like the most appropriate survival kit for the trial of the youth. But nonetheless, this is what we hope to resolve in this course in sha Allah to give us all access to not only the cetacean of Soraka but the lessons contained in Feedly live data survival kit number one good companionship is to get some examples ulisses was big enough second I lived in Idaho, Nevada, Nevada Tijuana ashy uni una vida, vida, Dara Corina Karen Garin to lead us in
order to determine
move for all sorts of cafes. Number 28. What's been keep yourself contented with those who call upon the Lord morning and evening, seeking His pleasure
to not allow your eyes to pass away from them to pass beyond them. To seek the glitz and glamour of this life. do not obey the one whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Allah, the One who fathers they own desires and nothing else, and whose case has gone beyond all bounds. This is the message Allah gives us
After the story of the cave, well let the teaches us how we should select our friends.
In this verse, Allah teaches us how we should select our fate in more detail indicating each other, knowing the truth of this world, set forth in the similar tude of the life of this world. It is like the rain which was sent down from the skies, the Earth's vegetation absorbs it, but soon it becomes dry stubble, which means to scatter, it is only a lot prevails of all things. God teaches us about wealth, wealth, guns, and it's amazing because if anything prospers, right,
plants grow. animals eat.
But soon after that, even if it's months or years after that, they just dry out again, and they disappear in the winds pick that further up. And it just get this thing all above. Allah teaches us about humility, humbleness, removes a set of synapses that will find me if alesso wolves to be patient, nor shall I disobey the inward meaning he says to Piccadilly Circus Anam, so that you do need inshallah Allah, you will find me if I loads to be patient.
And I will not obey, I will not disobey the at all. But Allah teaches us that it's easy to say that you'll be patient when you learn, and you will follow. But then what happens when I remove stories amazing in that sense, sincerity. Say, I invited men like yourselves, this is all attending the prophets, I send them
right in with Soraka I am a Pac Man like yourselves, but the inspiration has come to me while he has come to me that your God is one. Your God is one God, who ever expects to meet his load, within work righteousness, and in the worship of his Lord, and make no one as a partner.
teaches us such simplicity.
Especially when we understand that it's coming from the mouth of the prophets. All right, isn't he saying unless he's the devil, the people have only a man.
Magic Rasulo versus intelligence us I'm only a man. The only difference between you and me is that washi came to me, our spoke to me. But what he told me is that your God is one God.
So only I have one Illa in your life, don't worship your wealth, don't worship education can worship your property than worship your power. don't worship anything else, that people generally tend to worship in the lives of worship only one on one. And who ever wants to meet our meaning in a good way, surely meet along the deaf camera in a good way. All you have to do is live righteously, and have no partners with Allah Subhana Allah. That's in
the essence of sincerity. According to Allah, Allah teaches us and recite and teach what has been revealed to me of the book of the road, none can change his words, and none. Both are fine as a refuge other than him.
What tomorrow here in a coma,
recite what has been revealed to you of your own love, but
he his words will never be changed, while I'm touching them into him with the Hydra and you will never find any refuge other than Allah. So Allah is teaching us in this lesson,
to go out
and call others to Allah take what is being revealed, and going through to the world. When we think of teachings in Oh please, standing on the corner and teaching what the play is actually teaching us in this is that in calling to Allah, you will find refuge for yourself with Allah. And then lastly, survival kit number six, remembering the after, one day, we shall remove the mountains, and you will see that the earth is like a level stage because it will be like, you know, like alpha and alpha, just one open plane. And we shall gather everyone together. No one will be mixed up. And there will be Marshall before the Lord in the ranks in different groups.
Now you have come to us be naked. In other words, as we corrected you the first time
we shall not fulfill the appointment made to you to meet us. You thought that we shall not fulfill the appointment made you to meet us meaning you thought this day will never come.
So in Soraka Allah reminds us very sternly of the reality of the author, something that the world we are currently living in is designed to make us forget it
The world we're living in. And the way the world works today is that it is designed to make us forget future consequences.
That's the first presentation, the overview of the entire song.
But now it makes sense. It's not that I'm going to come on a Friday, you know, off the joumana off the acid. And I'm going to start reciting
Alhamdulillah in the
morning. And just it's a dissertation in and of itself is sufficient. I don't have to worry about that.
It's like reading instructions from the most brilliant mind that we can possibly fathom and even beyond what we can fathom.
And we ignore all the instructions, and only attach ourselves to the sound of the words.
again, we cannot take anything away from the magic Baraka that happens when we resize these words. But we can make a difference in our relationship to these words, by having a connection with its meaning. So that every time we decide to have the lessons that we are just going over, can actually pop out and remain with us. Because these are trials that not only that gel will come with, that we face on a daily basis. How do we deal with keeping our DB intact, the Dean of our children, the Dean of our household? How do we deal with the wealth that we have? Am I living accordingly, as a Muslim should despite the wealth of land given me
and all of the other trials that Allah Subhana Allah presented us with? Our discussion will definitely include
some of the issues of materialism and godlessness that I mentioned early on. So all the materialism we are now exposed to. And I would say leading to godlessness, our discussion will include that, and the reality of that job is a lot of confusion. I think, probably most people like 80% of people who think of that job, they think of Cyclops.
mythological creature with one eye in the middle, when according to authentic narrations, and nothing like what that child looks like,
doesn't have one night in the middle at all. And this was this baby was born deformed. And somebody recorded the baby the baby in one night, the widow for baby, they say this is that.
Shane, handle the descriptions of that job, we will deal with that as well. There's some theories also, again, no one's calling him Ron who say he's got theories about
what their job really is. And he speaks about the banking system and all of these things. We'll have time to discuss some of that as well. But I'd like to start from the outset that I definitely don't agree with all of these theories. And I also think that there are many theories. No one even not even himself, can claim that it's absolute truth theories. We will approach this first and foremost, from a traditional point of view, looking at the Quran, looking at the Hadith of the Prophet sola center, and the opinions of the scholars of knowledge, and how to contextualize all of these lessons within our own lives. The reason I asked everyone to keep the applications open, is because I want
you to see what the first 10 verses look like, are recycling briefly, I want you to follow because by the end of this course, all of us are going to be memorizing or going to have memorized the first 10 verses of surah two catheters so for follow me in your in your copy of the Quran, with it's a phone application or the actual must have, and you can see that it's not
very, very long. If you can do one verse a week, then it will be a breeze in shopping.
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so the first thing was this inshallah make any distinction now, by the end of the school should have memorized the whole thing in the library. The last time I did this course, one of the brothers started memorizing it. He came to me the next time he saw me this is not during the course. But maybe a couple of months later, Tommy completed the entire recitation of studying memorization of solid 211. So Pichardo from this class will have similar results in child time. Are there any questions? Please do ask. If you have anything that they need to clarify, please ask.
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Those guys were there?
good question. The short answer is no, they didn't know one another. When we get to the surah. They will actually explain what happened, what transpired that made them all just come together and take the same course of action. If you want all the details they need to
I'm not too sure. Is this some narrations that speaks about it? But what was the purpose in the story behind the three experiences that was experienced? And what type of knowledge is that? The heater on this lamp wrote about target testimony? Okay.
Okay. So I'll answer the whiteboards of the of the question now. And then the other part of the question, when we get to the story, for the one part of the question is, is it true that he didn't list at this time? So we'll give you this? The short answer is no. The reality is there are some highly reputable scholars, highly highly critical scholars who actually mentioned that they've seen him. So it's, it's it's not impossible, right?
a good is a good time to ask the question. And
then one story type has got a lot of mystery behind it. Editing tended to be that way. Unfortunately, I do also think that many groups
try to use that story, to espouse their own practices, right, of mysticism and the like. Because I know, you don't understand this stuff.
You guys just make ordinary cider. And we make salary by the cabin, even though we get kicked out, stuff like that. You can't do that. Right? It's very, very special circumstances that nobody can claim to have access to. Except for these absolutely proven. And, and in the Quran, of course, that's proven. So it's a funny story, because we have no clue of how to really deal with it. I mean, one example is the same.
He kills a young boy. Right? And then it later is revealed because I couldn't understand this and it's likely to feel that no, this child
It actually takes time to be a cafe and to select a return on your shoulder blade or something to that effect. Now imagine your speed and your sun fixed.
frequency, you are going to be a troublemaker later. We can't do that.
So it's not
This was plagiarized.
Yes, but what variations Yeah. Giving substance to the claim?
In some instances are copied from the
get this very good question. So this is not obviously a new claim. This is a very old claim. In fact, our speaks about this claim in the Quran itself. Right? They and some of the most basic answers is the fact that he was unrelated. And when you get into the more historical answers about
the Old and New Testament, not having been translated at that time into the Arabic language, preferences, I'm not having access to it. So there is that level of question, answers as well. But for me, the most appealing answers from an academic point of view is that, you know, when competing now I personally haven't studied the Christian theological perspectives on that story must be honest. But I have studied the one about NaVi Adam, I listen to some very closely. And I use that as a case study. Because that is the most
central story in Christian theology, from the story of Adam, they get the concept of original sin, right. And it's because of original sin, that they believe Jesus, the Son of God had to die for the sins and redeem them. So that's the most important. Now, when one compares that narrative from the Old and New Testament to the or an Subhana, WA, you see the, you know, like, they say, chalk and cheese,
to the greatest degree. And, and, and what I find profound about it, and unfortunately, we don't have time to get into the details, is that there are key elements within the version of the story that completely changes. It's like, why would you change that data? Right? And then you actually discover that by changing those details, you'll resolve all the issues that actually exist that is truly
critical things like the three Islam disease, this is no emphasis given to the tail, or they have like this, the, you know, the apple, and then they've got the fact that God was very jealous about this three, this is, you know, for me, this is very funny. But he became angry when the entity and he goes to woman with period pains in childbirth, and occurs mainly with the Adam's apple. I mean, Adam's apples, nothing compared to period things in childbirth, right? Then on top of it, the Quran doesn't curse at all it just like, okay, you dunya now, now you go to earth. He was named after the atom was livid this time to remain in gentlemen, right at the beginning of the story, all the
thoughts us in the jar Elune fill out of the halifa I'm going to make it in the earth. So it's not like, you know, he did this major crime and then he had to go to earth. He made a mistake, that Allah doesn't only emphasize the mistake, then it's really action, of
love before we get to the action. It's the the element of who tempted
the devil or woman in the poor and it's the devil in the biblical version. It's women in the sixes, that that's that's another element. When when, when Adam eight of the three,
the poor and explains they became conscious of the wrongdoing, they started sticking things to themselves and covering themselves up. And God confronted him and asked him why did you do it? They explained, they immediately made over right, the Bible hole, he becomes God become so integral
They aged. Right. And he smites them down. And he, you know, it's like a very picturesque anger that they have the. And that's of course with our original sin comes in.
There was one more point that I wanted to make.
the poor man's version
doesn't emphasize any sort of anthropomorphic qualities for God. We asked the Bible's version makes called out to me human weaknesses. Here's the key. So most mind boggling verse that I read in that story from the public version, please listen to the words and you can check this online, you can do a Google search right now if you want. And God was sorry that he created Adam, and he created it in his heart.
I was beyond shocked when I read this.
I'm so happy to say that not an inkling of that exists in Nevada.
Anyways, we don't have time to get into anything beyond that. But the point is, if we follow the theory that the Quran was plagiarized from previous texts, then the question remains, how was mohammedanism so intelligent that he avoided all the pitfalls that you see in previous days? Instead, that's the the key academic argument that there are there are similar, but the differences are two wars thing which
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was in the Torah, in the Bible?
Is many things it's overlooked.
But at the end of the day, it comes down to it's easy to fall prey to that theory
when you have a certain bias, so if your bias is that Islam is wrong, chromosomes, blasphemous, etc. And it's easy to fall into these theories because you do see similarities. And you'd see okay, there's a story of Adam and his story of Moses and so on. They must have gotten the surpass Jesus kept 600 years earlier you know, but when when looking at it in any way he studied the academically linguistically etc. There are so many avenues that that blocks that theory
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