Reflections from the Cave 11

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So my name is Zachary, I completed the section last week on the little pod name. Unfortunately, don't have my laptop with me this week, soon as the following you in your notes, we must have a copy of it and inshallah

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the end of sorry, the story of the company to the story of

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the end of the story of Moses and he then immediately thereafter follows with a story, the story of fortnight.

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So we are now at verse number 83. The last verse COVID, was the interpretation of why he did both the wall when the wall was falling over and he told me Moosa Well, these a these two orphans on this wall, and people would use the wealth that was easy to miss it. So we are now it was number 83.

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So if everyone recalls right at the beginning, we save the context, the reason of Revelation, something in Arabic, that is called the sub rule

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in the in the sciences of the Quran,

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there is a specific study of as baboons. All right, the reasons of Revelation. And this is regarding those circumstances and contexts around which certain verses of Quran were revealed. Now, historically speaking, we don't have

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we don't have all of the verses within context, and nor do we have

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all of the ones that we do have in authentic form. So we have historical reports about what the circumstances were around a particular versus revelation.

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Excuse me. So this is a science in and of itself. But it's an important one, to have a better understanding and appreciation of the text of the Quran.

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It's a funny thing to say actually the text of the Quran

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because the Quran is originally not a text, it is a recitation of any name or an suggests recitation. And this is how it was always meant to be. It was always meant to be an auto, and then auto experience. Auto means something that you experience through through listening, and oral something that you experience through recycling.

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This is how the brand was received initially. And this is how it was transmitted from God to the Prophet Alayhi. Salatu was salam to the Sahaba to the web. And those circumstances have its first revelation. Sometimes they were recorded because they had a direct impact on the meaning in the mariner. Alternatively, because the reason of revelation clarified its meaning.

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So when we speak about the sub rule of an ayah, we are speaking about the context upon which an ayah was being revealed. Much of this may be discovered, through the reading of the Sierra of the prophets a lot while he was sending them to go get a feel for our civil law, civil law is in them. And I strongly recommend

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even as a student of Quran was actually covered the Quran from cover to cover in the Arabic language with teachers, I seriously recommend anyone who wants a deeper appreciation of the Quran to read the seerah make it one of your life's mission

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to read as much of a seal as you possibly can. It would be an absolute crime for a Muslim to go through his or her entire life not having covered at least one reading of the zero and one is definitely not enough.

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It's such a crime because we claim to be following the profits online and sell them we claim to love Him we can we claim to be living his life in his mission. We try to implement that in our lives and imbibe that in our ways, how can we possibly do that?

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Story, okay, what we hear in Torah and in the, you know, the special occasions is not enough, and it's not in as much depth as we need. So we have to read this era. It will make your experiences even in this class, so much more meaningful, because it will give a large context to the court and every time you hear a verse, you already have a spherical backdrop.

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Which you can understand that was even better.

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The settlement result of Salatu was specifically some of the stories in sort of Duncalf, we mentioned right at the beginning, that

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the Quraysh wanted to disprove the Prophet with the power of pseudo versatile lies. So they sought advice from the Buddha, actually asking them for a taste, you know, give us some questions that we can ask him. So we can, you know, we can prove to people that he's not a prophet, of course, when he answered correctly or not visit was,

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you know, it made no difference to them to see relevant, because they just wanted to disprove him as a prophet. Not only did a lot of superheterodyne, and gift prophets are some of the answers, but he gave more than what they asked for. And in the same, at the same time, he taught a number of lessons, and the entire sort of kind of encapsulates all of the above the answers to those questions, at least two of the three, also the lessons like insha, Allah and saying, inshallah, and so forth, all of that encapsulated in certain calth. So let's revise what were the three questions that they asked.

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The first one, or one of the three at least was two components of the case, since we know about that one. And we also know that these, the sum, the sum,

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story of similar nature, in the Old Testament, but this is one of the other questions was asked him about.

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That person traveled around the world full name, okay. So

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what's amazing, is that they didn't get a name. They just got a person who travelled around the world. And that was about it. So they didn't know that the actual story of the world coordinate is not in the Old Testament,

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which is, we can't say from the Old Testament that we have today, compared to the one that they had back then. But it's probable that it was never part of the Old Testament. So they had a story, but they did not have the details. So what we will learn tonight is all led not only to the question, but it gave more information than they had. Which is, which is a very good response. And we've touched on this before, it's a very good response. For those who claim that or an was actually just copied from previous scriptures, right? Because these are remnants of previous scriptures in the Quran? And the answer would be these details occur and that we don't find in previous scriptures.

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And secondly, and I think most importantly, is the historical accuracy of the Quran is far greater than the statical accuracy of the other scriptures. reign over and above historical accuracy also have

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certain theological problems like serious problems, we things just don't add up. And they don't make sense. Because of the narrative in the Old Testament, compared to the

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details that you find in the Old Testament. You don't find them in the Quran. And those details that the Old Testament has actually makes the story problematic.

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I give you one example.

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without being too much, in how many days the

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creation

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in six days. So what do you do on the seventh day according to the Quran?

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While he didn't raise grant as an airman, because theologically that's problematic, God rested. Why would God need Grace? The least God doesn't make sense.

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The other problem is

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the coroner doesn't specify that these six days or six portions of 24 hours, these days are open to interpretation to be extremely lengthy periods of time. Whereas the Old Testament version

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gives the impression that these are actual days. And even though they claim it's open to long periods of time, that actually makes the narrative even more problematic. Because the way they actually work, the narrative will be scientific. So things like light comes into existence and plants comes into existence. And they only after that the sun is created, which of course, scientifically speaking is a problem doesn't have these conundrums. And that's a really important point just in response to the claim that the plan is completed. So that's a side note. Back to the story. What was the third question? they asked the prophets Allah Sam about the role, the role

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This definitely can be sold out we'll have we did this can this can be sold to a salon, the salon the proceeds are kept in terms of the brands placement, and what was the response to that question

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as a new like a new row

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will you go home with mini rugby? He was given a very short answer, say the role is from the face of the commands of my road, and then overseas and you have not been given knowledge of it, except that you don't know much about the role and he leaves it at that.

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So, when it comes to a little corner name,

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just in terms of the name from the outset, Zoo means possessor of Zoo that the these are the same variations, different cases in terms of grammar for the same word Zoo that in three you might have heard it in other contexts, so thoroughly and they will be possessed of two hands for example.

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In any case, so anytime you hear Zulu, Zulu rain back the nickname of of which Khalifa say Nah,

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man might even have found it was called the business of the two lights, why? Because he married two of the daughters of profits online, s&m in succession, and so on and so forth. So the zoomies position of course, is the singular form of the word Cardinal called fraud and coronary are coordinated means to so the singular of coordinating the whole picture or in an own and coordinate means to say was the possessor of two words. Now, scholars have interpreted this in a variety of ways. Some have explained that he conquered the east and the west, and therefore, those are considered the two ones and coordinate as explain this motivation appearance. And he had a style

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with a which was tied in to ponytails are two little, I don't know what you call it, two pieces of a bag that's associated with two horns in terms of its style, and the third also about disappearance. And unlike the Vikings, all these helmets with two horns at the field like that one level and as for Moodle, coronae ease is stunningly right. There is insufficient evidence to make any form of conclusion about Moodle continentwise. Many scholars, including the translator, use of Annie in the translation of the Quran, in his footnotes, he attempts to make this to be Alexander the Great, but it's problematic theologically because Alexander the Great was was known to be idolatrous in his

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life, he was known to be an idol worshiper, he studied and what refers to lucado name, as a slave of Allah a sincere in our obedience, a lot of love. And polytheism was always bad. It was never a time no matter who you are, no matter what revelation you receive, or did you receive ship was always the worst thing possible. So it can't be Alexander the Great that among a number of other problematic facts, means that the economy could not have been an example declared.

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Another, you know, background element of the story is that it's one of the cases in court and in which leadership, power and wealth are actually pleased.

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And the law plays not because they are virtuous qualities in and of themselves, but they are plays due to how this individual who coordinated

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it is responded to these qualities.

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And it brings about a philosophical question about leadership.

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And he snapped his position on leadership.

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Now, I personally, I'm sure many of you have heard before, that as a Muslim, you shouldn't seek out leadership river this leadership should not be sought. nor should you know, should you ask for leadership, and it shouldn't be given to the one who asks for it. But rather than leadership, should we give it to the one who doesn't want it? Who does not ask for it? So the whole idea that we see today of someone canvassing for votes and you know, telling people why they have a basic need and so forth. Technically, that's not Islamic.

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However,

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this always didn't sit quite well with me. Just in terms of sheer life experience and then a verse in the Quran.

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In life you find yourself in situations when perhaps you ought

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Based in terms of the skill that you have, you are the base to perform a particular function. And if you don't undertake that function, and lead the way, then you're actually doing a disservice to everyone and yourself. Because you may end up causing greater issues, then then if you were to leave the leadership off, give you one example.

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You're on a plane, and you adopt it, somebody gets on that. And they say, if there's anybody who can help us in the situation was medical training, kindly come forward, you need you need, we need you to leave what what's happening here, and you decide.

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So we still need to be humble.

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We're gonna go out into the world, and we're

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going to be humbled. You said, the man dies. And you're sitting in you see comfortably waiting for you know, the point B. So, how does one add up, you know, not needing or not requesting leadership, but at the same time, you have to perform functions, if you have the skills with the rest of the board and of course, is that have never used to find the center to center where he tells the the king

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to place him he journey advisor, he put me in charge of the treasures of the land make me the treasure.

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right because I am happy zone, a needy and competent, Happy Meal, I have the ability to preserve these commodities and I lead and knowledgeable competence and knowledge, you know, in in a very concise way that sums up what good leadership is. I'm reading a very nice book on 11 qualities of leadership, recently written very contemporary well written book, find the right title later on. But it Kim Lee also explains this phenomenon of wanting leadership and having a president in your corner. So, how does one explain the Hadeeth in which the profits are some specifically prohibits one from from looking and requesting for leadership. So, I found an interesting explanation that

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makes makes a lot of sense. And of course, it requires further research because I do think so, after of management, some are reported the profits or some sale of the rush man, do not ask for authority. If it is given to you as you request you will be held fully responsible for it. If it is given to you without your request, you will be helped by Allah in it supported by Buhari a Muslim and then the other one by a Buddha, Allah referring

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who reported the prophet SAW SMC would you not appoint me as a leader. So the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, he says he stuck my chest with his hand. And then he said, Oh I without, you are weak. And it is a position of public trust. We agree on the direction it will only resolve in regret, except for one who takes it by right and fulfills its duties.

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In another narration says I love you.

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I love you for what you are sorry, I love you for you. What I love for myself, I love who you are that I myself, do not come on even to people and do not manage the property, I'm an orphan.

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The first thing that comes out with Abu Dhabi is like this is specific to Abu that. Now, if you read his biography, you will know that I had a very strong personality. And he was actually asked after the Prophet son's life, to not live in Medina and to live on the outskirts of money now, because he's very sincere in his worship with Allah. But he doesn't gel well with other people is a bit too strong in his personality. So he was asked to just say the Beatles.

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So that's very clear that this is a specific avatar, because it does appear that you are weak, and the seas a position of public trust. He also then indicates the fact that it's a trust that should be that should be feared to manage the affairs of people in the property of an orphan. a loved one is about this, and it's something that you should fear because of the responsibility that you're taking on. So that's the other element. It's because of the responsibility that it involves. It's not something that you should be eager for.

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They asked you, right,

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who wants to be the Imam of the masjid?

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A lot of people would jump on an opportunity that's presented today. But it's not something that you should be so eager for because of the the responsibility that it comes with. Okay.

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giving a talk, for example, comes with a lot of responsibility because of the role that you're seeing. The other hand is very important first, even someone seems more general. He says, Do not ask for authority. So this particular author that I'm currently reading, he says, Even this is specific, because he starts off by saying, oh, Abdur Rahman, you should not ask for authority. So perhaps he had some elements within him, that wouldn't make him suitable for leadership on the one hand, but on the other hand, again, this element of responsibility of leadership comes through, he says, if it is given to you at your request, you'll be held fully responsible for it.

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So you shouldn't be eager for leadership, not because Muslims should not aspire for leadership, that's the impression that we gain,

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isn't it? The efficient with it is rookie as a Muslim, you're not supposed to want to be the president, or minister, or a local Councillor, or etc, you shouldn't want that. Because the profitsystem say you should avoid. And that's not the case. It should be something that you should aspire to.

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If number one, you understand the responsibility that goes with it,

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that's the main thing. And then number two, as the Quranic ayah, reveals, if you have the competence and the knowledge, to undertake that responsibility, properly, if you don't have the knowledge, and the competency, babysit one side, because that's not for you, and 30, if you don't understand the responsibility, and you don't understand the duty that you are undertaking, and how you get held accountable by law, then don't pursue that because it's not for you. So it's a very strict list of requirements that the ad is actually putting down in Sharia is pretty down for for a person to aspire to, to leadership, not that you shouldn't aspire to any at all. And then lastly, on this

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point,

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when we look at the behavior of the Sahaba, for neola, and

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with regards to leadership,

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especially the whole of Russia, and the first few qualifiers of Islam, you can see this in them.

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They are the most competent, and they are the most knowledgeable to take leadership after the profits of a lion and sell them, but they don't want

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to do any standing among the and so on. And they perceive voting for a leader. So your dimension is okay to actually be the leader and his best friend and his father in law, it should be me. And he should be protesting and saying I wanted it over them. But that's not the case. A worker puts up the handle the two so have an extreme moment. And another nice is to choose any one of them. And this may have followed him as well. So this is how they're because they understood that the CDC responsibility when they elected him, he felt overwhelmed. And his first speech to the people was that I'm not the best among you.

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But I have been placed here in charge of him obey me if I buy online is Russell, but if I disobeyed him when admonishing, don't just accept what they have to say. So he really understood the position. So if there is a competency and a level of knowledge that makes wanting suitably qualified for leadership, and in addition to that, you have enough taqwa and of course, only human helper can be the judge of this, to understand the responsibility that goes along with it, then as a believer, you should aspire to leadership. Okay.

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Oh, that's another one. Yes, that's another one.

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Yes,

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of course,

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responsibility.

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That's definitely why I in fact, forgot to mention, the separator in the room love in the video, is several categories of people will be shaded Allah and Allah, some say have less options. And Allah knows based on the naming, there'll be no shade except the shade. So the one category is the Eman

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a just leader.

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So

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clearly, from this Heidi's profits or service, also showing us that it's something that could be aspired to, if you can fulfill the description that being just bought. And that's the vehicle

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It's difficult and awkward and is not ashamed of, of imitation or difficulties in several examples that we've seen some of them, like the owner who gone and we've seen how wealth our power of fame can corrupt. So as the saying goes, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That is generally the rule. But every rule there is an exception.

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And we cannot overlook those exceptions. So I'm saying this,

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I'm saying all of this, because I grew up with that notion that you shouldn't aspire to leadership no matter what.

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Right. And, of course, it's born out of some of those hobbies that we mentioned. But what I, what I got, what I've come to realize is that we as the oma Mohammed's awesome, we've been shying away from leadership for too much.

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And the result is that we have amazing leaders in the world today. Like His Excellency, Mr. Trump.

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And I, and even locally,

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so should Muslims become more counselors and ministers and so forth? Absolutely. But the right Muslims, with the good with the adequate competency, right. And, and, and also competency in terms of the knowledge. And with that the

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unfortunately, again, that dichotomy that we always speak about, of separating Islam from our secular lives in our professional lives, means that people don't see this. So if you want, in today's context, to be a good Muslim, then you stay away from leadership, because it's going to get up to you. And that's a problem because that means we never get out of the the base that we are in. So let's just conclude. And we will correlate our, our point of departure of that discussion, because he is an example of a righteous leader. And, you know, absolute power years an example of absolute power, because according to the woman, and this man, and once upon a time control and

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govern the known world, from the known east to the known waist, Allah knows best To what extent we should take that if it's literally the entire world, which is an entire continent, or whatever the case may be. But Allah describes it as such.

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So they asked you about the economy, all and say to them said to me, I will now recite upon you and mentioned just some detail about him.

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In Canada, who fill out, we all have positioned him in the land. McKenna is not just position, but we've given him strength and stature. And we've given him authority in the land.

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Well, Hunter in Alameda County, Shay, in Saratoga, and we had given him an earring de Silva is a means

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he needs to get control over a large army, a massive army, and not just the army, but also technology and knowledge. At the same time, we know that from things that will that will come forward.

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And he took those means, and very means he followed suburban the means. So he was a progressive leader. Right? He took the power that Allah given him, and he used it to grow case by accident.

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And maybe you'll see this is really different from the Senate translation, because I'm going further than just the meaning of the words, but rather, its meaning and its context, have died in a band of harmonica shops until he reached the market in the city of shadows of the sun. Meaning the place at which the sun sets.

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Watch the handouts rufio in Hermia he found it sitting in an aisle, which literally would be a number of different words. It is a word that could mean several different things. I think there's only nine or 11 different meanings by the year. A large body of water, Hermia means either boiling very hot or murky. So it looked as though

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the sun was sitting in murky water.

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these debates, I think, from the 90s or early 2000s between Dr. Zakir Naik and Dr. William Campbell. about football and

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The Bible in the life of science, it's worthwhile watching, I think it's about three hours or so in length, and I think it's on YouTube, I'm not sure. But anyway, this is one of the verses that Dr. William Campbell says, you know, this is not scientific standards in the city water.

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You know, the sun doesn't have to sit at all the time the speaking human language we speak like we said, the sun is rising, the sun is at the sun sits over the mountain. And

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it's not saying that the sun isn't really going into the water.

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And where is this place of the setting sun? And we don't know exactly. We don't know when this body of water is what exactly it's being referred to as geographically

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what we're learning

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at this place, he found a people so he came across a civilization. All now Jago Courtenay we saved.

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Now is a good coordinate a profit or not?

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The majority, the overwhelming majority of scholars have the opinion that he's not in profit. And even though some had argued, cooling now, we always say yea, or nay open this up to one's own coordinate. This is always speaking to the person when almost speaks to a person they become a prophet. This is not always the case, as we've seen before, a lead spoke into the middle of Rousseff polite spoken to say that money is

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a lead giving commands to hidden. And even though some difficult with regards to hidden impede your profit, the majority of scholars have the opinion that full coordinate is not. And then this type of speech is not direct speech, the word alone would speak to a profit, but rather what we do in ham, in ham, not to cause a lamb.

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We probably call a lamb.

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But rather, Ill ham from the word Alhamdulillah him to give inspiration. So we can also speak to a person like this. And this is not specific to profits. Anyone can receive this, but don't start claiming you receive messages and follow through. Right?

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And don't tell your wife you're receiving messages from Abraham, we she will ask you to have

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okay.

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Little coordinate receives this divine inspiration from a lot

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of people, you can punish them. In other words, you can become an oppressor the tyrant

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what a man in the freakin kusina. Or you can be good towards them. And this is of course, the standard ways of kings, they conquer land. Now they didn't have the choice. How do they think is in evidence? does it become a presence? Or do they become good rule is

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just for the neck. And again, do some reading as to how you see conquering the world.

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How, you know we lucid conquered the world like Spain and so forth, how those things took place. This is conquest. And the way the people of the of those places lived within cities power.

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Muslims were never allowed to to break down churches and synagogues and so forth. nor were they ever allowed to convert people. Because unless it's like karate, is no compulsion in religion. None of that you don't get compulsory things in the religion, but you can't compel someone to believe in the religion. Right? So here's a question that is a big misconception. Was he synonyms spread by the sword? Yes or no?

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The answer is yes. And no. How so?

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Yes, because he sounds spread through conquests of length. Muslims came, they sold and then the land has been moved by different people, whether they were the Romans or the Persians, and they conquered him. I think in the past thing to say to the Muslims in Nazareth, give over gum. Give over the government to the Muslims, or we'll find you we will take a look at

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say that sexy Stan was sprayed and became influential by the sword. That's only from a political standpoint, as far as convinced to Islam is concerned, not a single soul could ever have been forced to be able to say, no hysterically Did that happen. Why do I say that could ever happen? Because if somebody is forced to say actually whether in a high level or shadow under Mohammed Rasulullah sosna. It's not very

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Because they forced me to say that that's an unfettered, right? So it couldn't have happened. And historically, it didn't happen in like no one historically was put to the sword for not being Muslim. And it goes against the commands of the Quran and Sunnah. So that is the, you know, Islam is less frequently sold in that sense. Of course, the easiest way to to discuss that element is Islam is spreading faster today than ever before.

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And more so can you possibly be today? If anything, you'd be running away from visa for the circumstances that you face today? Yet, it's really possible. That's another indication that this time is not split by the circle. So one coordinate is given this choice as well. You can decide what type of leader you want to be. Why do we need to know this? Always teaching us about this, this is not crucial to the story of low answers to know what type of leaders will Carnegie's. He's also teaching us how to be a good leader.

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So let's as we told him, You have the stress corner, he said a moment

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as for those who do wrong, and so far and more as we go, we will indeed punish them. So my urine to enter rugby, then that person will be returned to the load a lot for your either people who are there, but in Accra, and our global, punish them accordingly. What I'm doing, I'm an admin. And as for those who believe what I mean, I saw Neha, and they do righteous deeds for the Wu gesture. And of course not that those people will get good rewards from Allah was an akula, we mean a marina you saw and from outside, we will treat those people with ease, it will be very good and comfortable with it.

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And Subhana Allah. Just recently, I watched a video

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video by one of the leading

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thought leaders, self love people, leadership by Simon Sinek Simon is our n ek. And in a speaks about one of the most important qualities of a good leader is how the leader makes the followers feel safe, and feel at ease. Right. And just how that correlates to the story is of all the things that don't garden and says how he's going to treat people he says, they can find that people speak easy words to them in the matter. So the use of kind of with easy with soft words Jayco was gonna make him feel safe. So one of the qualities of a good leader is to be just for the wrongdoers, treat them accordingly. And for those who do that, just treat them accordingly.

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It's important to understand that good leadership is not just about being good to everyone.

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Good leadership is rewarding good behavior, and suitably punishing bad behavior. That's the type of leader I was. So Allah teaches us that from the outset, so much about many follow to the different way, meaning in our pursuit of a new journey, that journey is complete, Hector evapolar, about multi actions until he reached the place of the rising of the sun. So again, scholars with now going to eat the station has to wait to see sees this China is this Japan in the place of the rising sun? Is this, Azerbaijan? Is this malware on the horizon is this trance oxiana wave this, Allah knows best.

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But we know it's an easterly place.

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And then you say, Why did I have that little island coming, he found the sun rising up upon the people lemenager and level we are not made for them, I mean, do Neha from any from the sun, seek draw a cover.

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So

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what this implies is that they had no shade.

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But obviously, it can't mean that because they would have bad shade in some way or the other, three amounted etc. So the professor would have offered two very plausible interpretations. The one is that this was an extremely uncivilized people. They they knew no technology, they knew no forms of building and take it up. So they had no formal structures in which to live. They had no houses probably had some nomadic structures or ad hoc structures. The answer is that there was so uncivilized that they had no clothing. They were not covered properly, and you see them in some tribes in the world, in the jungles, they you know, clothing is optional.

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You see this document this is an action for us to feel you see if

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I can see you more than I should be. So good coordinate comes into a such a people can dyadic like that.

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And we are indeed in campus. This information is always saying is whether we have this people

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now

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we're just discovering we'll coordinate going about finding these people and helping them out. This is not mentioned, but this is what is implied is that comes across to people they don't have a camera he gives them the cover in both houses, we chose them clothing, etc. So he goes on some

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of these niche journeys next conquest to his next surgeon, had the Annabella vainness set day until he reaches an area between two mountains. Sand means a big barrier is between two sides to barriers. So it's this huge very, why gentlemen do Nima and next to these two mountainous regions, he finds coma a people another civilization. Lie aka Dune if Kahuna cola. These people are so uncivilized. They know no other people, and they almost don't understand speech. So from this standard, these people spoke a language or made sounds of some sort, that no one from Guru coronae, who is massive army could understand, nor do they have an interpreter.

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Now,

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the only time you're going to find the people,

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integrated world, for example, with the entire country, the entire group of people don't understand a word of English is when they've been so isolated from society, that they've never been exposed to it. So not a single one for mankind can be an interpreter.

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We're not talking about the handful of people here. We're talking about the whole nation of people.

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But these people didn't understand the world.

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So what did they do they communicate. It's not mentioned, but it's more than it's more than likely that they communicated through signals, through paintings, drawings, etc. called Blue and what they were actually saying is, yeah, there are nine O's of gardening. In there Judo, GA musi do nothing of

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Philippi The Guardian macaque, of causing great corruption in the land.

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This corruption is, of course, serious crimes. The descriptions of the Gorgon Magog which we'll do in a moment

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tells us what type of crimes they will be perpetrating

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so they begin to coordinate because they seeing these massive armies authorities gentleness towards Fatima Jana hawlucha Can we pay you identify the bane mm Aveda center for you to build a barrier between us because we don't have to be exposed to these people.

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Now, the Old Testament has a reference to the Guardian macaque not much detail at this reference. There's no difference that will coordinate. So the very same people who provided the question to the prophets and align the seven or for the prophets answer. They had only so much information but they they've been given a hold of

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who can respond then he says color mama can nifi he wrote me he says no, no, I don't want your money. That which man Lord has given me is better than your money. This is a very unique type of leader. I mean this. This is

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he doesn't know these people. This is like if you can imagine like China and the USA saying you know what? We'll help you out with technology problems we don't have the money will do you a favor. Don't get that in this day and age. And I probably get the opposite. Take what you've got will give you nothing

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back like what they did to Africa and South Africa. The British colonies took all our diamonds, all our gold, and now they've been charging us for it. So that's what you see in the wall, not what you see. So the huge thing, magnanimous is look online, when you have power, but you don't allow the power to go into your head. You don't take advantage of people. You regard the famous from above as your payment handler. This is what I have given me is beta therapy.

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However what you can do give me manpower help me people with strength. And john wayne availa. Marlon vane, Adam Baldwin, for me a solid seven means a barrier. A London is like

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it's like a fourth and giant fourth. I'm not going to bother Betty I'm going to build a Fortress of Solitude if you like. You're going to be completely saved from these people now.

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I'm going to need a deed This is bring me metal sheets,

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or nuggets, pieces of metal. I am specifically the word Heidi means I

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have diverse our VEDA sort of thing. Until we level up the area between these two mountains or two huge structures with its mountains or hills will love it. So we can get a good middle. Sorry, I like the write up so that it's covered and it's equal. So of course, if it's two mountains, and you follow the entire center with with a that's a lot of iron number one and number two, you will no longer see these two mountains you'll see this one big mountain

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lady says pylon fu blue

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Of course this is the Manos what we don't what we don't Yeah, but we understand is that he melted the hill he made some huge winners and melted the eye and he made it so hot that the iron actually melted under this furnace hotter Elijah Wood now the entire thing became fire right every dimension molten iron can add to need a free runner he says now bring me I will pull over a little copper is going to pull mountain copper

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to the extend faster. Johan Whoo

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hoo, hoo Nevada that they will not be able to climb over it. scale it. Why must Tata oolaboo nakaba nor will they be able to PSE

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just a quick led thing is in Arabic students here. Notice the word is star oh and estado semester rule and then one more stop all

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these words are exactly the same meaning they are not able to scale the no other able to PLC. So why is it slightly different? It's slightly different in that in the first word is thought through the third and the fourth have been assimilated. So instead of stucco which is a bit difficult to say, it's brought together and assimilated into one store. The meaning stays exactly the same.

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So that's just one purely

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linguistic point of view.

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From a biological point of view, and editing literacy point of view, literature point of view rather. So words are slightly different because the one is slightly longer than the other one. So in anything is invincible.

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That

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the more building blocks you have the word the more meaning the word possesses. The more building blocks more meaning the word possesses. But this is the last issue. Arabic was generally a field of tables, that the more you add on to that you can have 456 aggregators, the more meaning the world has. So kispert will need the monopoly supply of what's what's more difficult

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to climb over the wall to break through the wall.

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What's more difficult to break through the wall so which one is longer?

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The second one because that is the one I like to say. So that's probably a richer point of view.

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The example that I can think of immediately is Samia,

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what is the word semi semi is now means to you. So, if I then you smell

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the C'mon for what I say

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is smell. Listen to this. But what does the Quran say you should do when the Quran is recited

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either query or an first, first time Yahoo

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is done.

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Is the mayor of St. Louis state is Samia long enough? First ameo don't just listen, this is a theme of the

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year the sounds, engage yourself in listening to the corner. So these intricacies only really manifest themselves. When you understand the Arabic from the Arabic, you never pick this up in translation. And they since they see you in another language that explained to us and of course, it's not the same as experiencing it. So I just thought that that that in May, but now don't coordinate is

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is is bolting this huge thing. And he says, In response,

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corner of metal mill rock b, this is a mercy from my road fighter jet I wanted to rock B, with the promise of man road comes. Obviously if we're into piano

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jam,

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you will cause all of this to be destroyed.

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It's one of those sounding words that

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the word sounds like what it means destruction. Why can a man wearing the robe be hardcore? And the promise of man rule is true.

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So

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look at his response after building this huge structure.

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We're not talking about the Great Wall of China, which is by the way, what sanitary reserves say this is the Great Wall of China and the Chinese the golden rule.

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That's what some interpreters have said obviously, it's not.

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Others have also said that and justifiably so right. The thought is

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the Mongols.

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The Mongols came with

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unprecedented destruction to the Muslim world.

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They ransacked part of that, which was the NPC of learning in the world at the time, killing it scholars burning and breaking down it's massively murdering its population of millions and destroying the books of knowledge threatening to the Tigris, and spinalonga scholars will remain at that time, they were absolutely convinced that the Mongols gained this kind of thing must be the Gorgon moko so you can understand why they would think so because of the sheer destruction of the game with but alas, it wasn't there.

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And this is the danger

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involved in trying to interpret the elements of Quran and Sunnah which are open to interpretation, but on the left,

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a bitter taste to the knowledge of God and His Prophet, risotto sinner. We've we've fooled ourselves for too many times in the past, with the predictions of winking out we'll be able to remember the year 2000. Right.

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And people were doing strange things and that they speak for too many of these things. And up until today, you have scholars who will go to great lengths to give interpretations to these things which are apparently unknown to us. Like that charge actually this is in The Guardian macaque is actually that and, you know, all metaphorical interpretations.

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It's all just theory, I might as well be leaving evolution and Darwinism.

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Nothing factual. Okay.

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So what we have to understand is the facts in front of us and derive the lessons from those facts before anything else. You know, we learn the attitude of a tremendous leader having both this structure not because of its of its size, but because you want to protect it people are people who was not even his own people.

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Does that obviously require great labor if it's a lots of money, which he cannot charge a saint for.

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And it at the end of this evening, he put on his his how he is actually the homerun and you know, that I just need Ohio to call name says,

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This is from me. This is from a lot. And some scholars actually explained the reading to sagittaria to make it the subject of presentation that will make your life go by without feeling so grateful to Allah for something that you fall down into.

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And it just thankful, right?

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Though, yeah, jujin magnitudes, the gokken macaque are a sign of the hour, there are a sign of the hour, and all terrible. They are terrible. So the first major sign of the out of the 10 major signs of the hour, which I think you'll probably use a follow up to this course, the first major sign is the coming off

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the job. So that jobs pretty bad. We've discussed some elements of that there's a lot to be said. After that, regardless of the 40 years of literature,

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and Raisa research is going to

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give you a different job. After that, yeah, Julian montrouge comes, what happens? Allah sees dw Lisa and those following run

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in the mountains and hide,

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because they've been defeated.

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So no one will have the Battle of defeating hydrogen managing the profits or exploiting of a disease that will actually wipe them out. Then we wipe out with this disease and fall asleep, there's something in the next we'll go along and then we wipe out

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the body's corpse, we'll be getting off the central station. And then only after that we'll the hiding population of believers was the very second down and live in absolute peace, justice. And serenity for a number of years alone knows how long. This is the beginning of the sequence of the last moments of the year.

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Yeah, George and George, listen to this description, what the rock now of the young man in the movie bow.

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And we lift them on that day, some of them making waves into others. So you get this image, I'm sure you've all seen, like the Lord of the Rings and that type of imagery, these huge armies of ugly orcs come flooding over the hills in the mountains, and they just merge into each other like that. That's the imagery being given here. Yeah, mood wave in waves on top of one another, like swarms of insects. And the ideal description of them is that we need to add to the synergy there are described as African faces that look as though they've been penetrated into shields have been knocked into shields. So you know, the eastern appeal is Is there like a flattish face. This is why some of the

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scholars will say it's probably the population from the east. It's again, just in theory, Allah knows best.

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What do you also know from among them, is that they,

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what's the word,

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happiness is the word, there are levelness in the way they consume. So when Heidi Robinson explains that there are some huge number, they will pass by a lake wherever the first one will start breeding.

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And there will be the entry. By the time the last one bosses, they will say, wasn't there, definitely you want to monitor

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the description that they're giving crops, food, any natural resources, they'll just consume it.

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So it in the way they consume.

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They This is kind of like a folk tale.

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Probably from the stories of the rude Peninsula in which most scholars narrate. I'm saying that it's a photo because we shouldn't take it too seriously. It does not come from poker, and it does not come from the sun, but it makes some sense that they are

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not in there are not other than a human. They are human in terms of the species in terms of what the origins and it is explained that they are the offspring of one of the sons of Naveen. So that's a very, very important point in the history of humankind, we only a certain number of the population was saved everyone else count. So from them, you can as we know today finds its origin

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and apparently one of this one of them in that we know of spring

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it resulted in in the region the merge. So this fully guided is human.

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Why doesn't make sense, or why should it make sense we should kind of be hopeful that this is through

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Oh, by the way, it is associated with

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From what Sonia in Africa, with the population of Africa, Kung Fu, Novoselic ahead, Asia, the population of Asia. So we don't know this for sure, it's not something that Islam brings forth. But it's plausible.

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The we hope that we should have flexibility is that the profits of SMC

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out of every 1000 people one will go to China 999 will go to China and that

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is very scary. Now of course this is referring to humankind from the beginning of time till the end of time.

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It sounds like a heck of a lot.

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But you know that they are all people living today that have ever lived in the history of mankind.

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So the only way that this can be

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found

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is that they are judging the margins are included. Because if they're not, it's really really skinny. Okay, so we do hope and plan this is in fact true.

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It is no indication of it being an animal species or being a an alien species. So it's probable that they are human as well. Just very strange that of you know, little space.

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While whatnot I have never yelled at like caffeine outdoor on that day will present Johanna to the disbelievers. Okay, what that means the octave ratio exactly

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90 minutes worth today limit, okay.

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We've already discussed a while ago, that they are huge in the magnitude, they are part of the inshallah Listen, that every day they try and piece this barrier. They get close the next day they come and find that is not the

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exam it is not the internet, he mentioned that the so called the said something and then everything to check, suddenly, it's a different lecture. But it's definitely not what the Cassavetes said he said, as I said, Ed sort of progressing his thinking after a while. But his his teaching was very much orthodox. And exactly what I said before from the Hadeeth attractive commodity, they almost get in today. The next day, both closed

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until one day when the leader says to worry, okay, doubt insha Allah. And then the next day the company Nikita. So of course,

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Allah knows best, but this is divinely ordained. I mean, it's easy for somebody to just about every time we get to the alien, and when it's closed, why don't we just continue No worries. So obviously, this is how a low ends it to be.

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But

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they are they we don't know where we, you could argue when you know, archaeologically, you can explore the earth, you don't find this huge metal thing, this huge iron thing. We don't know in what age this took place. how deep this is, if this is under the sea, for that matter, so much of what used to be exposed, maybe now closed, or what used to be closed is now exposed. The form of the Earth has changed as it does in essence to ease of metallic.

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We have not explored everything on this planet. Certainly not. Thanks to the ocean oceans, they stay interesting later, number one.

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So as far as scientific plausibility is concerned, this is nothing to find the story strange, unbelievable.

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It's not an everyday occurrence. It's not every day, you know, happening, but it certainly isn't something that you can dismiss purely on the basis of, well, how can this be?

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There is no need to interpret the story to such an extent where this becomes fiction as just a metaphorical explanation of something else. But just think about it if I wanted to be smart now, I could have said, Well, you know, it's more than likely that the future is a pandemic

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and unheard of pandemic.

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I watched a documentary recently on pandemics and how, you know,

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at any given moment, we could have a disease, a mixture of animal and human viral disease that wipes out the earth. It's very possible because we don't have

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The antivirus. Anyway, the point is, if I wanted to be smart, I could have said it's a bad thing.

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The way the prophets would describe wiping out entire populations, you know, something that's waiting to be released in the earth, and then it comes out, that could sound really smart, but the attitude to the legacy of interpretation, which is that you cannot take something off, it's the true understanding, unless basically evidence for it, and there isn't. So there's no need to do so.

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The next week, we will conclude the sutra, ciao.

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Don't forget to bring the mode thoughts and stuff like that. And people, for some reason, get down, they must be aware of the interface, you must be aware. Now, just kidding, we will conclude this sooner. It's a beautiful conclusion to the surah one of my favorite portions of open and striking nice ad, and also beautifully merciful at the same time. And we will then move on the after to a few weeks of the end of times, the end of the end of times and we will discuss in succession in the coming days, etc. Based on the authentic sources and trying to divide facts from fiction because there's a lot of sports stories about these things that and coming up as someone, a lot of people

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have a lot to say about these things and we hope inshallah, to bring some clarity to that.