Channel: Ismail Kamdar
Women in the Qur’an: Sarah, Hajar and the Wife of Musa(AS)
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh hamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam O Allah Al Ameen momento via Deena Whoville, sn e la Yomi. He'll begin by appealing allow us to have a handle with Allah and ask him to send his peace and blessing the quantifying problem. Mohammed even hum de la solo logo on he was on them and all those who follow him away with righteousness until the last day.
like to welcome you all to the second part in the series on the righteous woman who are mentioned in the Quran. And
last week, we began the series by looking at the life of how Ali Salam very briefly, and then we moved on into the story of Musa Elisa, we will look at a few of the woman mentioned in the story. We look specifically at his mother. And we look at the way you could see the woman who raised him like a mother, which is Asya. We also saw in that story, a little bit about his sister, and another woman who sacrificed his life for Islam, which is the hairdresser of the daughter of your own,
clean inshallah, what we're going to do is we're going to continue with the story of Musa alayhis salam by looking at one more story related to the woman in his life. And that is the story of how Musa alayhis salam met his wife. So very beautiful story found in Surah cosas, which is chapter 28 of the Quran, in verses 22 to 28, or wants to hand over data to doctors is one of the sutras where he talks about the story of Musa alayhis salam in a lot of details. We find the details in Surah Surah Al Baqarah. And in Surah, casas mostly, and many other suitors of the Quran, as the story of Musa Nisa is one of the longest stories that you will find in the Quran. So in Surah, faasos, Allah
subhanho wa Taala goes into a bunch of different details from the other sutras. It is in this surah, where he spoke about the murder of Musa alayhis salaam, in a lot of a lot of details. And it is in this era, where he gives the story of Musa alayhis salam and how he got married. So just to give a bit of context to this to the story, basically, Musa alayhis salam grew up in the house of the Pharaoh. And when he was a young man, he was a very strong young man, and he mistakenly killed one of the soldiers of Pharaoh with a single punch. And so he became hunted for murder. And he had to go into exile, he had to leave Egypt, and just get out of there and go somewhere else. And he now finds
himself in the stage where he's on the right. He's running from Egypt. He doesn't know where he's going, he's not sure where to go, he has no money he has, he has nothing in this dunya and Allah subhanaw taala in this part of the story, he tells us, what do
we need came near the city of Medina.
When he came near the city of Medina, he said, Allah will guide me soon Allah will guide me to the right way. So Musa even though he's in exile, even though he's on the run, he's he's got no money. He's a wanted man. But he has this debacle, Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is in control of everything, I want to know the situation I was going to show you the right way. And so when he arrived in Madrid, he finds this a watering hole in a place where people are feeding the animals water. And there are a lot of menu with the animals and they all are drinking the the animal is drinking the water and standing near the water or to woman.
And this woman is standing there with the animals and they're not feeding the animals. They're just standing and watching. Basically Dimitri. So. mousseline salami approach this woman.
Akuma. So he asked him basically, what's wrong, right. What's wrong? colada? Let's use the horn. So these two young women they reply,
and they tell you that we will not feed our animals until the shepherds have gone away. Right.
And our father is a very elderly share a very elderly man. So
firstly, stopping right chooses to take a lesson. Note the news or the salon, at this point in time is in exile. He is on the run, he doesn't have anything, but he sees a woman in need. And he forgets about his own needs. And he decides to go and to help this woman. So Musa Elisa, in a situation like this is forgetting about his own problems to assist other people with their problems and no
The people that muscle Islam is assisting a woman, right? He's assisting to woman. And this is also very important because unfortunately, you know, in some of the more ultra conservative parts of our community, I've seen this happen where if a sister's car breaks down, or if she needs any help, the brothers wouldn't help her because she's a woman, you can make a lambda. But this is this is not from Islam. Really, if a woman's cow is broken down and Elisa Lama, the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was around, he wouldn't help them. Right? It is not against the teachings of Islam, right? It is part of the teachings of Islam as a real man module itself, someone who helps people, especially
if you see someone in need, regardless of whether they are male or female, he has asked this woman, what's your religion? Are you willing to worship Allah or not? Are you a white woman out of your house? No, he sees the need. And so he offers to help me go to the quiet he offers to help him. At the same time, this woman, we learned a lesson from him. These are two righteous woman. And these two women, they
they could have taken the sheep and the animals and feed the animals at the same time as the men were doing so but out of out of fear of the men touching them, and you know, something happening in the crowd, they stay back, meaning they activate out in the sun for the other people to finish. So they can go after that, you know, they did this out of hire, and know that they are doing this out of necessity because they follow these elderly men. And we see that these women are taking care of the Father
in the sign of a righteous person, that when your parents get old, you take care of them. And when you very often sisters asked that you My parents are old, and they don't have any sons who's going to take care of him? And the answer is no, you still can take care of them. You the daughter doesn't mean you can't take care of him. Allah subhana wa praises this woman in the Quran. And he mentioned the story in the Quran that they were taking care of the elderly father, and they were doing the work which a man is supposed to be doing through a father to rest because he was so moved on Islam he helps the human right he takes he takes the animals in, he feeds the animals, they go home early.
Now, to me the most beautiful part of the story is Moosa Elisa. After helping his woman The next thing he does is he is under the shade of a tree and he makes is one of my favorite words in the Quran. Musa Elisa makes do and he says Rob be in neelima and Zelda II
he says Oh my Lord, I am in need. I am fuckin Paki need someone who is for someone who is in need, Oh Allah, oh my god, I am in need of any good you can send my way. This is the doula who sadly some remember, he is in exile. Right? He doesn't have anything for himself, but he's still helping the woman out. And now who is asking? Allah is asking the woman is asking Allah to take care of his needs. So what happens?
Allah subhanho wa Taala helps him to these women. Right? You do good to someone, Allah will help you. And those people may also return the favor. Right? If you take care of the creation of Allah, Allah will take care of you. And so what happens is these woman they go home early, and the father asked him, How can you keep them so early? And he explained to this young man who helped us he took care of our sheep for us. He didn't harm us any way. He was very trustworthy. So the Pharisees called him Tell him to come home because I want to thank him. So Allah subhanaw taala continues the story, and it says Raja hoo, hoo, Madame she is
one of these two women. They came to moose Ali Salaam, walking with higher walking modesty, calling in the Zika dramas a pita. And she said, my father, once is calling you home is inviting your home to reward you for feeding our animals.
So much on Instagram, he follows this woman home and interesting about Allah Subhana Allah in the Quran, the stories are told almost no details. So when a detail is mentioned, because there is a lesson in the detail, so Allah subhanaw taala did not just say this woman came to musallam he says this woman came to musala Islam, Allah. Yeah, she came with hyah. She came with modesty. And so this verse becomes a fundamental principle of gender interaction in Islam.
Between the two extremes of men and women do not even make Salaam to each other and the other extreme of intermingling, Islam takes the middle way. And that is that men and women should in general, we separate, but of course in the real world, you have to interact. So that interaction between men and women which is necessary part of life, it should be done Allah
should be done with modesty. There should be no flirting there should be no unnecessary conversation. It should be a modest conversation to close the doors for fitna. Right. So this is the balanced middle part which Islam gives us. It's not on one extreme or the other, it is down the middle. And yes, this is something which is a part of life, right? It's not, it's not possible to live your entire life without interacting with members of the opposite gender, it's not practical. So, Islam does have a practical guide, you interact
with higher what is interacting with higher it means that we are dressed appropriately, it means that we do not glance lastly at the opposite gender, it means that you do not flirt or talk unnecessarily it means that you do not touch the individual it means you are never alone with a member of the opposite gender, these are the limits of higher right. So this is what needs to be kept in mind when you are interacting with members of the opposite gender. So he follows this, this woman home and he needs her father. And he tells the father his story that that he was chased out of Egypt, because he wanted because he mistakenly killed the man and he wanted for murder, and the
pharaoh is after him. Everybody knows Pharaohs famed for his tyranny. So what does this matter?
for them? We
call that the forefront agenda. The Joe Domino. Oh my god, you mean? So when he came, and he told his story to this man, the man said, Don't be scared. Don't be afraid. You have been saved from the tyrannical people. You have been seized from the oppressors. So the first thing this man does, and by the way, I know a lot of the commentators of the Quran, they mentioned this to be proper to Elisa. But there's no evidence for that, right? So I'm just I'm not going to give him mentioning the name because the Quran doesn't mention any name. And all of the nations mentioned that he's probably sure about Islam from Christian or Jewish sources. So we will mention a name for you. So this man is
elderly man. He first thing he does is he comforts and he controls Mousavi Salah. He lets him know that you can relax now you are safe. Right? Pharaoh's not going to get to you in marketing. He's not going to get you your so you can relax. And then after he says this, one of these doctors make a suggestion. And any again, you see the intelligence of these woman that this sister, she got a good businessman, right? So she tells the father call that much one of them said, Yeah, but he is the general. Oh, my beloved father, hi. Hi him in the higher minister journal. Because the best person you can hire is someone who is strong and trustworthy. So this young woman, she makes a business
proposal to abide by suggestion to a father that this man Musa right, who came to our house and helped us He is a young man who is strong and trustworthy. How do you know he's strong? Because he helped him with animals, he pushed his reach through the crowd with animals. Right? How do you know he's trustworthy? Because he never harmed them in any way. Right? He was, he helped his woman in without, without expecting anything in return. And he did not violate him or harmed him in any way, showing that he's a trustworthy individual, very hard to find people like that. These are the qualities to look for your employees. Right? So this verse is teaching us that if you want to be
successful in business, the best people you can hire are people who are strong in that field, not necessarily physically strong, but strong in their field, and trustworthy, right? These are the qualities to look for. And so this young woman, she sees this fella, and she realizes that he will be the perfect guy to work off either, we won't have to worry about him stealing anything, we won't have to worry about other people pushing him around, the work will get done. Right. So she's thinking in terms of business. And of course, that would mean that this would lift a load of her head, because now she and her sister would no longer have to go and take care of the animals because
they don't have someone to do so. Her father had an even better idea. Or he said in the review and
the daily hottie, I want you to marry one of my two daughters. Right? So this man tells Blue salesianum I want you to marry one of my two daughters. On what condition
generally damania judge on the condition that you work for me for eight years in Atlanta, Sharon from India, but if you want to work for 10 years, that's even better that's on your side. Well, my shakalaka no want to make this work too difficult for you. I don't want to make anything hard for you. Sometimes you do need insha Allah Allahu Minnesotan. inshallah, you will see that I am a righteous person. I'm a good man. So moose Elisa, this will be the story in context. Musa Islam is a man who is lost, he's in exile. He has nothing. What happens? He sees two people in need two women in need. He helps them out.
It helped him out the result. Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards him for this with a double reward. He now has a eight to 10 year job contract, right or as a triple reward. Firstly, he is now safe from the federal as long as you imagine that's number one. Number two, he has an eight to 10 year job contract. He got work for the next decade. And number three, he's married to a righteous woman from a righteous family, meaning not only that he now have a righteous wife, but he has righteous in laws as well as a very, very important thing when it comes to family. Because we know nowadays has become one of the main issues in marriage is the industry so mousseline salon, see the word that Allah gave
him for helping these sisters out, right for helping these women out. Now, these scholars, they extract many lessons from this story, and we mentioned some of them along the way. Another lesson that even a Shogun e Rahim Allah mentions in photo Korean is that this story is proof that if a man sees a young man who need a good husband for his daughter, he should approach that man. Right. And he brings another story as further evidence for this. And that is the story of
a woman who when his daughter hafsa was below. What did he do when he was widowed? He didn't wait around. Right? He didn't go into depression. He didn't see my daughter's gonna remain a widow for the rest of her life. No, what did he do? You want to smile? Dr. Seuss, man, I want you to marry my daughter. And when you smile did not respond. He went to Abu Bakar I want you to marry my daughter. But this man Abu Bakr did not respond because they knew that
he himself wanted to marry herself. Right? Should these two stories of this man asking Mousavi Islam to marry his daughter and only asking Abu Bakr Roseman to marry his daughter, these two stories are taken as evidence that this is what a righteous father should do. A righteous father should not wait around. Right expecting that, you know, the right man is gonna walk up if you know someone is the right man for your daughter, there is nothing wrong woman Islamic perspective for you to approach a man and tell him that you would like him to marry your daughter. Right? And it's the same, you know, for the sisters themselves. Because we're Khadija regular on how she herself she was a widow, she
was a bit older, she did not have any Wali or guardian to a sister. So she herself. She asked one of her friends, no chin approach or foolish on herself and many people misunderstand. She asked one of her friends to speak to Rasulullah saddam and asking who is interested in madico. She said the indirect proposal to him. So these stories are evidence that he can work both ways in Islam. And really, this man is a very wise man. Right? I was referred to as a chef. And one of the meanings of the word chef is the elderly man, another meaning is a wise man. He's a very wise man, because he realized it's gonna be very hard for him to find another man like Musa. But this is a young man
raised in the palace of Pharaoh, who is strong, who is trustworthy, who believes in Allah got something special about him, you know. So grabbing a key part of the family. This is what this mentor and so he offered his daughter in marriage to Booz Allen so then they got married. Mussolini's comes to in the next 10 years living in Belgium, working for this man. Right? Notice also that this man did not ask musasa How much money do you have? You know, what's in your bank account? He wasn't focused on the worldly things. He was focused on the on the man. He was focused on the religious things. He didn't know that he forgot about the business altogether? No, he made
sure that his future son in law has a job for the next 10 years. So you can provide for his wife, right? But this wasn't the priority. This was secondary, the priority was he was a righteous man. So these are some of the lessons that we can take from the story of Musa alayhis salam and how he met his wife, as it is found in Surah posas verses 22 to 28. The next two stories, which I wish to mention, and inshallah we have enough time to discuss them today
are the stories of the wives of Ibrahim Ali Salah.
The Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam, he had two wives. And these two women are very special because we spoke about Ayesha and vdj, observing the mothers of the believers, the wives of Ibrahim hogere and Sarah David, the mothers of the prophets, right the mothers of the Prophet What do we mean by that? The son of Haji was who anyone knows what was the son of Hydra, Elisa
is smile. And the son of Sarah was his heart and every prophet after his
Have that we know of until Isa came from the descendants of Abraham and Sarah. And then the final prophet Muhammad Allah Islam was from the descendants of his smart from the descendants of Hydra. Right? So these two women are very special Allah subhanaw taala chose them to be the wives of Allah, friend of law.
In the time, we do a very few believers on us, and the future of the oma was from the descendants. And so we will first look at the story of Sarah and then harder because Sarah was the woman who Ibrahim Elisa Madden first. This story goes back to the to the very beginning when Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was a young man in the city, trying to devour we know that his whole his whole city rejected him, including his own father. They tried to burn in the trim in the fire. They couldn't kill him. So Ibrahim al Islam had to make ej had to leave the city and go go somewhere else. But there were two people in the city who believed in him. Ibrahim Elisa when he was young, the only two people in
his entire city who believed in right, these two people were his nephew or his cousin lute. And a woman named Sarah, a very beautiful and righteous woman named Sarah. And so Ibrahim Alayhi Salam he married Sarah and he Sarah and loot, they left the city. lewd Elisa became a prophet of Allah and was sent to Sodom and Gomorrah, Sarah and Prophet Ibrahim al Islam, they traveled to the land, looking for a place where they could worship Allah properly. Friday, we get a lesson
that if you are unable to worship Allah properly, or to raise your children properly in a certain environment, that Islam suggests Islam, actually, in some cases makes it compulsory for you to move somewhere else. right he dropped for the sake of Allah is part of our game. Unfortunately, in the past 100 years, the oma has worked in the opposite way. We have forsaken the deen to make Israel for the sake of money, meaning we would give up living in a strong Muslim community so that we could live in a place where we could make a lot of money, even if it meant our family members lost the deal in the process. Right? This is haram. Islam teaches the opposite.
Islam teaches us that when it comes to where you live, you have to prioritize living in the place where you can practice and propagate Islam best. And so Sarah, and the prophet and Prophet Ibrahim al Islam, they left their home city and he began to travel, as soon as he slowly mentioned is
narrated by Abu huraira rajala one that when Sarah and Ibrahim Alayhi Salam were traveling,
they came to the city to the country of Egypt.
And at that point in time, Egypt was ruled by a tyrant I don't know why but Egypt throughout history, they've always been tyrants in Egypt, right? Well, today, we've got tyrants in Egypt right. Now this time and someone tells him, this man is going to your to your country, he bribed, and you got a very beautiful woman with you. So of course, what does a tyrant ruler do when you're the only beautiful woman? Right? He wants to hammer and you want to violator? So he sends his soldiers to Ibrahim and Rasulullah said that this is one of the only times in the life of Ibrahim alayhis salaam when he actually was really like, what happened? The soldiers come to Ibrahim Elisa media asking Who
is this woman? So Ibrahim tells him she is my sister.
And then he tells Sarah, that listen, we are the only two believers in this land. So if anybody ask you about me, tell them that you're my sister. Why? Why did you bring this up? Like why? Why did we tell him that he's the sister because the king, if he knew that Sarah was married, he would kill the husband before he did anything.
Right. So in order to protect his life, Ibrahim Elisa had to lie and see that Sarah is my sister. Now. So this policy that this isn't technically a lie, right? Because Sarah is he sustained Islam. He's also a descendant of Adam Elisa. Right? So he meant it one way and destroyed another way. But also from a faith perspective, you are allowed to lie to save your life. Because one of the five major necessities in Islam, one of the
goals of the Sharia is the protection and preservation of human life. So if you are going to die, you're even allowed to preach the idol. You know, even allowed to declare somebody else God as long as you don't believe it in your heart. You're allowed to eat pork, you're allowed to drink alcohol, anything to save your life. You're allowed to do these things to save your life. So telling a lie and seeing the switcheroo is my sister. This is something which is allowed in a situation in which life and death situation right. So this is what Ibrahim al Islam did to save his life. So the gods he took Sara Lee to the king. Now what do you do in this situation? You and your wife are the only
believers in the city and your wife has now been counted.
By the game and you know the king is not just going to put your wife in jail he wants to do very bad things especially because she's a beautiful young woman. So what do you think? He Brahma Islam does. He prays for them immediately starts praying, Allah. Allah subhanaw taala commands us twice in the Quran. Yeah levena monster. Be familiar with Salah. Oh, you will believe seek assistance from Allah was flubber and bufala. Most of us will remember the Saba, we remember when it's time to have difficulty we must be clever. But how many of us actually look at Allah as a way of seeking the help of Allah. The problem with us today, we've turned sola into ritual. We don't even understand it. We
don't know surah Bhatia. We don't know what the sutras mean. We don't know what superhydrophobic Allah means. We don't know the significance of sajida. So it's just a ritual we just going up and down. But with the early Muslims, and even the Muslims today, you understand Islam. So Allah is your weapon, so that your connection with Allah so that is your most important tool in the time of difficulty, because you know, it can only allow can help you out of the times of difficulty. And so Ibrahim Alexandre starts praying for Sarah, she sneaked into the king.
And the king immediately reaches out to grab her and to hover.
And as soon as he does this, his entire arm becomes paralyzed, right, the Kings entire arm becomes paralyzed.
And so we are started to make dua, that he gets better, and she does so and he gets better. So he tries to violate an arm again, and his arm becomes paralyzed again. And this happens three times. This entire incident, repeats itself three times, until this king becomes convinced, not in the existence of Allah as in the case of African tyrants. Now, the only beauty from that perspective, what does he become convinced of? He becomes convinced that Sarah is a devil. He died in June, right? So he tells us, God gets away from me get this devil away from me. I'll take her back to a to a brother, right? And to make peace with the devil, in his view, night to protect himself, he gives
a gift. He gives a gift of a slave woman by the name of Hydra. And since hydroflow. So, Ibrahim alayhi salam, he is praying. And he's asking Allah to help him out. And who walks in Salah, and how's your boat walking? So gradually, Sam is still praying, and he makes a gesture with his hands something like this. No, basically, I see. So what happened? Right, and Sarah, after he finishes lunch, tells him the story and says that Allah has saved us from the tyrant and Allah has given us Hydra. Right. And so Ebrahim Elisa Lam, he freeze harder and analiza and she also becomes his wife, right and Abu huraira in the reader of this Hadees he says he remember in the radio industry, the
Arabs of Medina and Mecca, he says that this hajer is your mother, meaning the Arabs of Makkah and Medina are the descendants of a very special woman.
And this is where we go into the story of Haji Ali Hassan. Right, this is where we go into the story of Haji Ali. But before we do that, you know this again, the key core lesson from Sarah,
Sarah is how awkward today we have the situation and people are worried about men harming them, like we have. We live in a time with a woman to across the globe are faced with a lot of difficulty for men, whether it's domestic abuse, whether it's rape, Reno's Africa has the highest rate in the world, whether it's the tyrant kings, who are entitled rulers, one imprisoning woman and abusing them, you know, how does one particular cell from this the best prediction is what Sarah had a strong connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sarah was one of the only one of the friends of Allah. We don't know who the prince of Allah because Allah friendship is based on taqwa. And the man
only Allah knows who has jumped up when a man but from the store, we know the Sara she was someone who was really special to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah did not allow to keep the violator he protected Sarah in miraculous way. And this is something we see throughout our history, that when people try to violate or harm the friends of Allah in this type of way, Allah protects them in miraculous ways. And so if you want to be protected, we live in a country with a lot of crime, and with a lot of violent crime, and we live in a time where the oma is facing a lot of violence and trouble if you want protection. It starts with establishing a strong connection and relationship
with Allah. And this is what God Ibrahim
Ibrahim al Islam was holy law. And so Allah protected Syrah and not only did he protector, but Allah Subhana Allah tells us the Torah inshallah, in the US law, definitely would hardship that is not the hardship with the hardship, the ease, and so while going through this hardship have been captured by the king, would this hardship comes in?
of how you enter your life has Elisa who becomes a blessing not just with Rahim Elisa, but to the entire ummah.
So who has Hydra? Hydra is such an important woman in his she did the right tool today we follow her
right to God, we honor her tradition and we follow her Sundar, who was agile. Her job was the mother of his mother Islam. Basically what happened was that Sarah was unable to have children. And so, Ibrahim alayhi salam, he married her and had bought his first child is married. And at this point in time, Allah subhanaw taala. Now tests Ibrahim and Hydra. Right we've seen interest Ibrahim and Salah with the tyrant King. Now is this the Hebrew him and Hydra. And this is a lesson for all of us, that every believer will be tested. It is naive and foolish for us to think that we can go through the entire Junior life without being tested by Allah because Allah has tested this world, he has created
this world as a test. This is what the purpose of this world is for. We were created to worship Allah. That's why we were created to worship Allah. The world was created to test us who's going to worship Allah who is not. And so everyone was tested, and you are tested according to your level of righteousness. So the more righteous a person is, the more harder the test gets. And so Hydra Elisa Lam, she was amongst the most righteous woman to walk the face of this earth. Allah gave her a very difficult test. What was the test? Allah Ibrahim Ali salam to leave her job and her small baby in the desert alone.
Now, now, there is another version of the story, which I do not accept as authentic, and which I do not agree with for variety of reasons. And that's the version that Sara became jealous of harder, and is my you know, because Hazara hasn't had a baby and Sarah did not. And so she told Brian to leave her job in the desert. Right? I don't agree with this story. I don't believe this is true. Why? Because this does not make sense at all. Firstly, a righteous woman like Sarah, no matter how jealous she'll have a co wife, she's not going to tell her husband to leave her co wife in the middle of a desert all the food. Hi, this doesn't make any sense. She might fight with her. She
might brico dishes, might see something bad about her, but to tell her husband to leave her in the desert without anything for a righteous woman doesn't make any sense. Number two,
you know if I had to say that Ibrahim Ali Salaam cannula Do you think he would actually listen to his wife and leave his other wife in the desert without any deed because one of his wives told him to do so? Why would equality do justice? What happened to obedience to Allah, you know, what happened to taking care of the creation of Allah this story doesn't make any sense. And therefore I do not accept the story of organic, right? It does not agree with the description of the profits given. And I've seen in many of the books of Tafseer, the manual industry scholars have rejected this version of the story as an Israelite narration as a narration from the Jews and Christians.
Right. So the authentic version of the story is that Allah audit Ibrahim al Islam to
the desert as a test to them. Now what is amazing, is hajus response to this test.
That is, this is I want you to think about this. When you are tested by Allah, how do we respond? When something goes wrong in our life? When we feel like we've been abandoned? How do we respond? And I want you to compare that response to the response of Haji
Ibraheem alehissalaam he leaves harder and smile in the desert with just a little bit of water. And he begins to walk away.
Some of the students see that he was covering his face because he was crying. And you know, he, he didn't want him to see how hard it was. Because think about this, right? Imagine
you and your wife are like the only Muslims on her that you know. And Allah is telling you to leave one of your wives and your only child in the desert. How hard is this for a man of anybody to do a lot of analyticity Brian Melissa and his family with things that he never tested anybody else would because they had reached the height of him. And this is what Ibrahima Lisa is a friend of a lot, a lot yesterday with things which we can't imagine being tested with. And he tested his family with with such things as well. And so he leaves her job, and I just asked him, Are you leaving us here? We'll nothing
but she had a very intelligent woman and she understood as a righteous man that Ibrahim alayhi salam, a prophet of Allah is not going to do this out of his own accord. There must be a reason why he's doing this and show how God has allowed us to grow here.
Melissa, did your Lord commanded you to do this and allow you to do this? And Ibrahim al Islam says now, yes.
So what is Hodges response? Imagine knowing that Allah has commanded you to stay in the desert alone with your baby with no food and no water. Imagine in this situation, how would you respond? You know, today? You know, we say why Allah asked us to do this, why did Allah ask us to do that? It doesn't make any sense to me. You know, we want every single command of the Quran at least to make perfect sense of our own limited logic. And if it doesn't make sense, we don't want to so much. But Islam is a religion, which Yes, 90% of it makes sense 90% of it.
But it's also a religion of Islam, a religion of submission, meaning Allah will test you with doing things which might not make sense to you. But Allah knows best, Allah knows everything like he is most knowing he's unhappy, he's most wise, he will not command you to do something, or to stay away from something, at least his benefit in it for you. So even if you can't see the benefit yourself,
you submit because you know, Allah is most wise, this is Islam. This is what Islam means submission to Allah is not a religion. It's not just something that we born into. It is about submission. And believe me, when I say this, you know, each of us will be tested with our level of submission. We will because are we truly submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala through the Muslims, or is it just something we see as your hijab she's being tested in the situation? And what is her response? When she learns that Allah commanded that she stayed alone in a desert with a child? her immediate response is, if that is the case, and he will never forsake us.
If that is the case, that Allah will never abandon us. He will never do so why you can hide you understand to him, she understands who Allah is. She understands what his relationship with his creation she understands the law you call me for long enough and he knows Haha, Allah will never burden someone what they can't handle. She understand them a lot. Here's someone with something and they are patient Allah will help them through that test. She understood this she internalizes to when she was tested, the first thing off her lips was that Allah will never abandon us. And right then and there, she had passed the test that in of itself was passing the test. And so Ibrahima
Islam he lives harder in the desert, and he goes and he makes a do and the dua is mentioned in the Quran in surah. Ibrahim chapter number 14
is very long you have to divide to 41. But just verses 37 and 38 deal with hajah and we smile. And basically Ibrahima is on the beach to what he says in the Scandinavia TV was at The Guardian in the vehicle Mahara. He says oh my god, I have left my progeny in a valley which has no food which has no provisions in a barren Valley next to your holy house industry the cover was supposed to be robina up masala Well, I left him there so you can establish the following techniques. I want to displace this desire to be hydraulic left it is related become maka, the fleece wrestler has been established right until today. So he said I left my family didn't establish that up was
him was akumina Sumeragi.
To send a group of people
to, you know, to be with them, and provide for them from your fruits. Surely they can be grateful. And then it drives me continue to do it. This is the door that hits me. Ibrahim al Islami, this is Rob Burnett in Napa
Valley. Oh a lot. You know what we conceal in our hearts and what we expose. When my father in law he been shooting for the army without the summer there's nothing hidden from aligning everything. In Washoe County, Rahim Allah explains this verse to see that what Sam is talking about using Oh Allah, you know what we hide in our hearts, meaning the brainwaves are missing, Oh Allah, you know how sad I am to leave my wife and child alone the desert. You know, the fear in my heart, you know, the grief in my heart, you know, the separation anxiety we are going through, you know this because nothing's hidden from you. Right? So this verse is the indication that the prophets and their
families we're human beings, we're human beings, right? Don't take these stories to see but these were supernatural people who were capable of amazing things so we can't follow in the footsteps. No, Allah subhanaw. taala tells us in the Quran, that if the angels walking on Earth, he would have said prophets of angels, but because they are humans living on earth. He said prophets were humans so we can relate to them. And so we can relate to him on Islam. When he tells a lie that you know what we hide in our hearts. This anxiety, this fear is warning. It's all in there.
In the heart of hygiene, but they are being patient, because they know our licensing, and they are putting it awapuni Allah and they are being strong. So what happens? How do you see the loan in the desert with a baby, she runs out of water, she's running out of
milk to nurse the baby. And what happens? The baby starts crying. His baby smile is crying. He's hungry. Hajin starts running. She runs up a mountain called Mount Safa. And she runs up a mountain called Mount Morrow. And she runs from one mount to the other about seven times, calling for help screaming for help to see that anybody you know, within walking distance, you can see or hear her and she's asking for help. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, since the angels zebra, and
what is that to come out from the ground. And so she pulls this water and she feeds the baby. And she drinks on the water. And this water
is known as dissolves in water.
And it remains in Makkah right until today. And so when this water formed in the spelling land, people saw the water they saw that. Now, you know this place is becoming you know, it's becoming a little bit earlier, people started to move there. And within a few years, the city of Makkah was established, as though the city of Morocco was established through the testing of hygiene, Allah subhanaw taala fisted hygiene in this way because he had a much bigger purpose for her.
He had a much bigger purpose for her. And so she passed the test. And her son is now you grew into a prophet. And Makkah became a major city in the world right until today it is a major city in the world and became a center of worshiping Allah right until today. And her son Ishmael, Ibrahim, they ended up building the Kaaba in the in the city of Makkah and right to today, whenever we go for Hajj or Umrah we run between Safa and Marwa seven times and we drink some some water whose Sunnah is that that is the son of Haji Ali so
this is the highest status and honor that Allah Subhana Allah has given to hacia that every Muslim man and woman who visits the Holy Land of Makkah follows her Sunnah.
You know remembers her test, when you are walking between Safa and Marwa you are on Hajj, you are thinking about hygiene. You are thinking about Israel, you are thinking about Ibrahim Elisa, you are thinking about her Allah tested him. Allah subhanho wa Taala elevated Elisa to this level and give her this, this recognition in our oma the right to today be follow her should know how high master status be with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And so we learn from the story so many lessons. You know, this one will one point which I want to focus on. I mentioned this already, but to go into a bit more details, Islam. How many Muslims we don't even know what the word Islam means. And this is why whenever I talk to young people, especially teenagers, one of the topics I bring up is what does Islam mean to you? Really, what does Islam mean to you? Is it just your culture is something you're born into? Or this is something you understand and internalize?
You know, because I believe I truly believe that a Muslim who is born into a Muslim family needs to convert to Islam, which is what I believe. I believe being born into a Muslim family is not enough to save you from the Hellfire is not enough to make you a Muslim a Sabbath to Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to understand the message of Islam and a belief in it and accept it and start following it. Then you are a Muslim in the sight of Allah that is a Muslim. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala just to the beginning of the Quran, right at the beginning of sudo Baqarah wamena. Naseby, who
will be luminosity Rama, who may need your own Aloha,
Manu, Mama Yehuda Hill.
They are people who say they believe in Allah and the Last Day.
But they are not believers. They are deceiving or they think they are deceiving Allah and the believers, but they are deceiving themselves. Right? They're deceiving themselves, and they don't even realize it. I mean, there are people out there who say they believe in Allah the last day, but they don't even realize that they don't really believe because they never stopped to introspect, they never stopped to think about it. They never stopped to see my own life do and any believe in Allah. You know, why am I just saying that when it comes down to it, we need to make a decision between pleasing Allah and earning more money if you pleasing Allah pleasing the creation, what do I
do is that belief in the last day really did do I really believe that I am accountable for everything I do in my life for every moment of my life, for every bit of
money that I earn for every bit of money that I spend, do I truly believe I will be accountable on the last day boy? If not, am I a true believer? And so I believe that every Muslim must introspect, we must look into ourselves. We must understand Islam, we must submit to Islam, because this is what Islam is all about. It is about submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And obedience to Him. This is what a Muslim is supposed to be. This is a true believer, a true Muslim. And this is what Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and his family was, this is what Allah subhanaw taala says the Ibrahim Elisa Lam was not a Jew or a Christian, but he was a submitter on the street Park. He was a Muslim, right? He may
not have called himself a Muslim in terms of the Arabic word because Arabic was not his language, but he was a true Muslim because he submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala. By the way, the story of Sarah does not Indeed, the story of Sarah also has a happy ending. Right and we'll end up with this story. inshallah. We have 10 more minutes to cover it.
We said that Sarah could not have any children. And so her just had a smarty Lisa. But the story doesn't end Allah subhanho wa Taala continues the story Surah
Surah who's starting from verse 77. The last one that I said, Well, I'm gonna loot and see him a lot of the hinterland. Wakanda has a human asleep. I'm sorry that that was the end of the story. Actually, the story begins in verse 69. Allah says, what occurred. Jerusalem, Ibrahima Boucher, called Osama Our Messengers. Our angels came to Ibrahim with good news. And they said Salaam Salaam Alaikum Peace be upon you on Hebrew Shalom, right. Corner Salam Alaikum peace, Ramallah visa and Jah be Angelina honey. And he brought him a roasted coffee for llama idiom that St. Louis de la cara OGF amin homekeeper when he saw didn't eat anything, you know, he began to become afraid. Call the logic
of in de la comida Don't be afraid we are sent to the people of loot. And this is the part of the story which Matt which is about Sarah, one Morocco. Imagine.
His wife was standing there. And she began to laugh.
So to give her the good news of his house, when we were
moving out is happy to call that see.
Yeah, we let it do wanna use Alicia. She said, Wow, basically, yeah, Vietnamese, like, wow, you know?
Am I going to have a child when I'm an old woman and my husband is a chef, the old man. In the analogy. This is a strangely call Amina Minami la rahmatullah wa barakato.
Angels replied, Are you surprised by the commander of Law at his mercy and blessing to you or people that have of the house of Allah in the archimedean machine, he is most pleased was the most wonderful, was glorious. So this story basically just to see the verses in the Quran, but just to explain it, basically what happened was, we I mentioned earlier that loot Elisa was the nephew or cousin of Ibrahim alayhis salam. And he was sent the prophet
to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, right who had fallen into homosexuality. And so the angels were now coming in the form of human beings to the city, but on the way they stopped by at the house of Ibrahim Elisa, why bill Boucher give some good news. Right? So they had some good news for grammar, Islam, but they came in the form of people. So he didn't know they were angels. So when he saw these three young men coming to his house, Ibrahim al Islam being a good Muslim, what does he do? He spoke as a coffee roaster and he serves into them. Right there. We have the lesson that Islam teaches us as Rasulullah said, you know, did you get this man? Can you be lucky, we're human. Well, you claim
the food, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should honor his guests. So Ibrahima, the sum he lived by this so he slept in a cup he gave it to them to eat, and they said we're not hungry. You know, we don't want to eat
Ibrahim Lisa for wanting to go to young strangers. They don't want to eat any food, not even touching it. Something must be wrong. This is Don't worry, you know, we actually go into the people of loot and via messenger of Allah.
Now, when they said they were going to the people of loot, and they were messengers of Allah, the wife of Ibrahim, who is Sarah Elisa, she left and the scholars the default on why she left some she she laughed because they were surprised. She was surprised that they were actually angels write something she laughed because they were going to destroy the people of loot. I find that opinion a bit strange. Some seeds
She laughed because of the good news, what is happening so Allah knows best, which is the clinical opinion. Right? But basically, Marsha, can you say that she was standing there serving in the vicinity to eat. As you're standing this you are serving in the food. And she heard him saying we are angels within the people of Luke and she laughed. And so the angels they spoke directly to Sarah. And he told her wabasha NAB is happy to give you the good news of his hack. So now the angels are talking directly to Sarah. So if you're not convinced before the high status of Sarah Elisa Lam in Islam, understand that she is one of the only woman who the angel spoke to directly write this
book to muddy muddy Islam as well. And this is why, you know, even as though the littoralis he regarded Sarah as a prophet as well, he regarded as a prophet, because the angels spoke to her in person, one on one, hey, to the angels disposal. And of course, this is not the correct opinion, the correct opinion is that she was not a prophet. But she was a very righteous woman, one of the only a differential Allah subhanaw taala. They gave her the good news. But what I what I find amazing is the type of good news they gave up. They gave her the good news of his heart and he was happier. Now, what's beautiful about this good news is
that a lot of answers, not just tell Sarah, she's going to have a baby. But he's saying that after your baby, you're going to have a grandson named Yahoo.
Now, what this means is, you know, if you think about it, normally, when a woman receives the good news that she's pregnant, there's always that fear and worry is the fear and worry of the pregnancy going wrong. The fear and worry of something be wrong with the child is born is the fear and worry as your child grows up. Allah subhanaw taala is killing all of that fear fissara. He's killing all the three of us era, he started sarafan day one, you're going to have a child, the child is going to grow up and that child is going to have a child of his own, meaning that your baby is half is going to be born, he's going to grow up, he's going to get married, and you're going to have
grandchildren. So this means Don't worry, no fears. So this is 100%. Good news. You know, it's not a pregnancy with one it's a pregnancy with no one he's got Allah Himself as promised grandchildren, not just children. Right? And we see again, the miracle way, the miraculous which Allah subhanaw taala works, President says is never despair of the mercy of Allah, you may be in a situation which you think is hopeless. It's not hopeless, Allah is testing you. And when you are patient, you know, the teachers will be after a very long time. Because Sarah was patient, he wanted a child from the time she was young, according to some of the scholars she was in her 90s or 80s, when she finally
got pregnant, right. So that means she was being patient or not having children for decades on it, decades on it. So let us take a lesson from the and be patient with a child in our life, which may be lasting for a few years. Right. So Sara Lee some years only after many, many decades of being tested or not having a child unlucky with the good news of his heart. And she had a child and she had a son, his heart, Elisa, and he grew up into a Prophet and his son yaku became a Prophet and his use of became a prophet for generations of Prophet, which means Sara Ali Salaam was blessed to be the wife of a prophet, the mother of a prophet, the grandmother, the great grandmother of the
Prophet, and from her descendants came 1000s or other hundreds of prophets, Allah knows best how many of prophets came from our descendants. So these were not ordinary woman, Sarah Haji Ali, salaam, DVD white are falling in love the best one of the five greatest prophets, as they were amongst the greatest woman who Allah has honored in different ways by the prophets be from the descendants, by testing them innovations notice others by granting them verticals, miracles happen to both of them, which was the miracle of the king being able to hover at the vertical of having a child at the old age 400 was the miracle of
the boat experience verticals meaning that this is a sign that our loved one.
So let us take lessons from the Elijah All right. Let us take strength from the stories. Let us learn to be patient with the child Allah test starts with understanding that you greet people of the past are tested with even bigger trials and what you and I face today, and we are humbly now we come to the end of another episode of inspiration from the righteous way we look at the lives of some of the woman in the Quran. inshallah next week, we will conclude the topic of woman in the Quran by looking at the stories of Hannah Elisa Lam and her daughter Molly Malik, Sarah.