Channel: Ismail Kamdar
Women in the Qur’an: Hanna and Maryam (AS)
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
As somebody left your Villa alameen wa Salatu was salam wa rahmatullah. Does it mean to be a de novo Villa? Yes. And
we begin by reading Allah subhanho wa Taala. And asking him to send his peace and blessings upon the final prophet, Muhammad, even Abdullah will love when he was alone, and all those who follow his way with righteousness until that I've seen
how many that like to welcome you all to the third lecture in our series on the famous and the righteous woman mentioned in equal to iron. We began the first week by looking at the first woman how early hatzolah Eve. And we looked also at the mother of Musa and he and Asya, the wife of the abattoir. And last week we looked at the story of how Musa Elisa with his wife, as well as the story of the wives of Ibrahim Elisa Lam, Sarah have had. So this week we come to what is the most important story of a woman in the Quran, the story of the greatest woman to walk the face of this earth, Maria with a mirage, Mary is the daughter of
a woman who is revered across the globe by two different religions, and for different reasons or similar reasons in some cases, and
I see the money Melissa is the most important because a lot of what Allah has read it in a very unique fashion.
We mentioned already that she is the only woman mentioned by name in the Quran, right? So by now we know after the last few weeks in the last few stories, that there are many women who are mentioned in the Quran, and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam or the Sahaba. They told us the names of the woman, or it was known to history anyway. But with Marie Marley, Amsterdam, her name is mentioned specifically, not only is her name mentioned specifically, but an entire surah is named after her surah Rania, that is the only surah in the Quran, which has the name of a woman, right as the name of the surah as the name of the chapter, write the chapter of Mary chapter 19 of the Quran.
And furthermore, if you remember we mentioned the Heidi's about six weeks ago, rather than seven weeks ago. Now we are off to the left. Lisa had mentioned that the woman who had had attained perfection was Asya, the wife for Pharaoh Maria, the daughter of Iran party, my daughter hungered for the job with the wheelie. Right. And then he went on to say that the virtue of Ayesha over all other woman is like the virtue of turning over for an a food. So in the Hadees that we mentioned, morning, Alicia Salaam, Amelie. She is listed as one of the four women who attain perfection. Not just greatness, perfection, right? If you really saw the level that Asya was at McGill is regarded
on a higher level than RCR. And you find this in the another hoodies we are to love so those are what he was. He loves it.
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Fatima, the daughter of Humberto Wu Salim is the leader of the woman of Paradise except for merely the daughter of Iran, meaning that when we get to paradise, when we get to general, the woman in the highest rent in general is Maryam Mary, and then below that Fatima and then everybody else after that, so money has the highest level. Allah subhanaw taala also testifies to this in the Quran. Right? If you want further proof that she is regarded as the greatest of woman, it is mentioned in Chula pura imraan chapter number three verse 42. What is the golden dilemma?
When the angel said Oh, Mary, in our last hockey, what the hockey was the party alavesa
Omani Alliance chosen and he has purified you and he has chosen you over all the women in the universe was Stefan
alameen. Allah has chosen mudumalai salah and given her status higher than that of all the woman in the universe. So this means that Marie Marie has allowed her status is the greatest. And that means the lessons we take for her story are very, very important. Now unfortunately, you know, when we when we focus on the story of money militia in general, most of the time we tend to focus on it only from a comparative religion perspective, right? Because we know that merely plays a major role in both Christianity and
Islam. And actually one of the reasons that the sutras we're looking at today was revealed, watch, we have this issue. So that was the anger that was focused on, especially in the past 50 years, that whenever this story is brought up, we only we only discuss it from a comparative religion perspective, right, the Islamic version of the birth of Jesus against the Christian version, and where they are saying they really are different. But remember the stories of the Quran, they are much deeper than just
these lessons in every verse, these lessons in every aspect of the story. So when you only focusing on one aspect of the story, we forgetting everything else that we would have learned along the way. And so I don't want to repeat what's already been done at hamdulillah. There are many brilliant lectures out there on
the comparative religion angle. What I want to focus on today is what can we learn from this amazing woman and her story in the Quran? That's what I'm going to focus on. And to do this, we are going to look at the story in two different sutras. The first surah is Surah, Allah, Iran, the chapter of the family of Iran, Iran is the father of Miriam. Right so we looking at the chapter about Iran's family chapter number three of the Quran, and the other one is Surah. Maria, the chapter marry, which is chapter 19. So chapter three and chapter 19. And these are the two genres in which the story of money Elisa is mentioned in the most details, and the sutras are very similar and very different.
They are different in that surah grande was revealed in Medina, and Subramanian was the week was revealed in Makkah. So if you look at it in the Quran, Allah Iran is a very long form. And Subramaniam is very short, right surah one has been long versus subrahmanyan has very short and poetic verses in fracture amalgam is personally one of my favorite students in the entire Quran. One main reason being is the level of poetry that surah the level of poetry Subramaniam is that about 90% of the verses and with either a, either with a yard
or with another, basically we see the half of the Torah. All of the verses end with a a or with a new guide is like this very strong poetry. They're one of the most poetically strong sutras in the Quran, when you are reciting it. It's like poetry on another level. So it's very beautiful to recite, and it's very beautiful to listen to. And in fact, whenever I'm feeling down and I'd be like listening to Quran just to increase my Eman is usually Soraka or Subramanian, which I listened to, because of how powerful and beautiful is to Raja to Surah. Maria, we know it was revealed in Makkah.
Can you guess why? How do we know it was revealed in Makkah, funny story from our history.
There was a very important incident in history, which indicates a surah body on the chapter where he was revealed.
Anyone know what the incident is?
we talking about the incident when the Sahaba
had first migrated to Amazonia. Amazonia was a Christian country. And the king of Amazonia asked Jaffa because he was the leader of the Muslim had migrated in he asked him what does your religion teach you all about Jesus? Right. And then, according to some of the narrations, Jaffer recited to him to Ramanujan and the Christian priests and the Christian King, they were in tears when he heard this beautiful surah. So if he recited the surah during during the first he dropped the first migration, that means for sure this ruler was revealed.
So Subrahmanyam, it's absolutely a beautiful photo and I recommend that all of you get the translation of the Quran and read the translation of this entire photo. Only the second set of verses deal with the 30 or merely for the entire summer is very beautiful. I mentioned is beautiful from from the perspective of the poetry is beautiful also in terms of its theme. Subrahmanyam deals with the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the mercy is expressed mainly through stories, right so you find a last name our rock man, the Most Merciful hour of man is mentioned 19 times in the Torah
right is mentioned in this industry, right 90 times, man, I will call you man what are the
man you mean?
Right throughout Israel, you find it in the Most Merciful. Allah's mercy be emphasized the surah begins with the karate Rebecca Korea. remember Allah has mercy to his leaves of area. So the surah module is all about Allah's mercy and perhaps that is why when we recite the surah you feel the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala this end, it is very, very powerful. And I really hope that we can get as much benefit from it as possible. So the story of Mario has
So now we've coded these two students surah Allah in ra is a makan at Medina surah which the one of the themes of it actually is comparative religion, right. So Allah was revealed in Medina when Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was talking to the Christian, the Jews, it was revealed as a form of comparative religion as a form of Dawa to the to the Christians. So, that is actually the theme of the surah. So, when people discuss it from that angle, they are discussing it from the correct angle. But as I said, we can go deeper. Now,
the story of money on Instagram in the Quran does not start with her. It starts before
by talking about her mother,
a mother by the name of Hannah, Hannah is the mother of married Mother of money, Melissa, and her story is mentioned in just two short and powerful verses is surely brought along unless you have a handle data tells us included in the last step either we're new hawala Ibrahim
was semi on
the last chosen Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of Iran over the entire universe and the descendants of one another, right through first the starting of the story by telling us the lineage of Mary, who is money money. She is the daughter of Iran, who is Iran. He is a descendant of Abraham, from a Prophet Ibrahim Elisa from his half life who has Abraham is a descendant of Noah, and the way the descendant of other money so that, too, is showing us how Allah has honored this family, that she is a descendant of the prophets. Her lineage is full of prophets. So lots of inventions about the mother of Maria Maria, when she was pregnant, is all that Iran or
iran iraq be in need to learn about the need for meaning in the context of the mother of money alehissalaam Hannah, Hannah was pregnant, and she needed to Allah and Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the joy in the Quran,
the vow and Hannah said, Oh my god, I am devoting whatever is in my room to your servers. So accept it from me, you are the one who years everything who knows everything. So hang out with Greg was living in a society right at that time, the Jewish Islamic community we can see who generally if you wanted your son to grow up, worshipping Allah, you will devote him to the places of worship and you will grow up they worship Allah right. This was at that point in time, generally for the men. So she was expecting to have a son. And when she gave birth, she gave birth to a daughter. And at first he was a bit surprised because she wanted a son so she could devote herself to worshiping Allah. But
Allah subhanho wa Taala had an even bigger plan for her.
Or let her rabine was
when she gave birth, she said, oh my lord, I've given birth to a female.
Meaning she was surprised that she was hoping for her son, she had a daughter. I love them either. They mentioned something very interesting. He says, one long movie ma one that will leave the locker room. Allah knows best, who she has given birth to.
And the meal is not like the female. Now additionally stock the antique some lessons from this verse.
The first lesson is Allah subhanaw taala is reassuring Hannah, that yes, we wanted a son. We have given you a daughter. And Allah knows what is best for you. Now what is your take a listen to them in our own lives. How many of us complain about what we have what we don't?
You know, for example, if you meet people who are not married, they complain that no matter you meet people who are married, they complain about your spouse, right? If you meet people who have don't have children, they complain that they don't have children. You meet people who have sons, they complain they want to daughters, meet people who are daughters, they complain they wanted me to live abroad they complain that the children are traveling them right to the complaints never ending. This is the attitude of of what happens when we don't understand that Allah is all knowing Allah knows what is best for us. And it's interesting that in her do our Hannah uses the name Ali. All moving
meanie, Allah knows what is best for us. And so one of the lessons that Allah subhanaw taala is teaching us in the sutra is that he knows what his best was. He knew he knew that even though Hannah wanted his son having a daughter a bowling alley. So now we have it was better for her than any son she could ever had.
Because she was her daughter was going to grow up to be the best woman to walk the face of the earth. Right? So sometimes we want something badly, like we really want it. But we don't know what's good for us or what's best for us in the long run, because we don't know the future. Allah subhanho wa Taala, being all knowing, knowing the future, knowing that you we got what we wanted, we might have led us astray or might not have been as good for us as what he wants to give us. He takes the decision, and he might give us something different. And so as a believer,
we have to have firm yaqeen that Allah knows best. Whatever happens in our life, Allah knows best. And you have to be pleased with the destiny that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us what has Allah chosen for us, right? This is what we need to focus on. So once you have this, you will be happy and contained what Allah has given you. So Allah Subhana, Allah is telling us about this. The second thing he's telling us at this point in time is yes, the male is not like the female, meaning, the role that Allah has created a woman for a difference. And there's nothing wrong with this, right, you know, unfortunately, we growing up in a time when we are taught that different means inferior or
different means superior, that if you know in order for men and women both to be good, they need to have the same they need to be the same in everything right and this attitude or this mindset is being drilled into us so much. So that will ever Amanda's who wants to do now is become ever woman as a man wants to do and the rules in society have been reverse. And what happens is, we are now having a generation of of children who are growing up in an unnatural environment, right so Allah subhanho wa Taala
is very powerful boss, he tells us the mean in VBA are not the same. We are not meant to be the same. Allah has created you men and women with certain differences. And these differences need to be embraced. Right? A man should be proud to be a man, a woman should be proud to be a woman, they should not need to imitate each other, they should not feel any desire to imitate the agenda because no agenda is superior to other in the sight of Allah. Right? Because at the end of the day, we all pass away and we all said before the day of judgment, you are responsible for whether you live a life of servitude and obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala not not know these were the things which
we fight over. So imagine those of us who spend our life wanting equal inheritances, or wanting to remove the hijab, or wanting to make the men and women equally every aspect. When you think about the current afterlife perspective, you want to wonder, what's the point?
What's the point of fighting over these things? When you really die? Allah subhanaw taala asked you whether you fulfill your purpose of life realities, you are too distracted with these silly arguments. Right? So as believers, we have to accept that Allah has made men and women different. He has given both of them different rules between society and the equal chance of getting to paradise, they get the high levels of paradise. Right. And that is what is most important. So a lot of other cultures this right, yeah. And then he goes back to what Hannah said. Hannah says we're in the summit
I named her Mary idema Maria
and I seek protection in you for her and the progeny from schreeten.
Right Do we have another lesson again?
What is the first thing that Hannah does when the daughter is born? She makes to offer what do I does she make the Allah protects her from Sheena? Not just her, what her future descendants as well. How many of us have made such
Do you know that this
is actually the student of ours to make a dua like this at the time of intercourse is actually the do our industry now Oh Allah predict us country diacritic or it will be produced from Chicago is actually this. And that means you from the very beginning, there is this concept of protecting your the next generation from the influence of China. But unfortunately, you know, one of the main reasons I believe that
our youngsters read
you know, ugliness trees, we don't really pay attention to the parenting aspect, right? We don't really take this route seriously. Very often, children are born to parents who were not ready, who have no idea what they want their children to be like or what they want, what direction they want the children to grow up in. And what happens is that the child grows up without direction, the child grows up without any focus without any goals. And as a result
dwarfing all different directions. Now we see with Hannah from the time she is pregnant, she already has in her mind, the her child is gonna grow up watching the clock chungju the career of the child, right, that's a child choice. But when it comes to whether the child is going to be a worship of Allah, this will be to Allah from day one, she knows she wants to raise a child worship Allah, and she's making dua for the child. It's not just I want this, if you want something unique to offer it, you will seriously be dropping. And so she's making dua that Allah protects her child and her daughter's future the sentence from she's done, right. So this is part of our religion, this is
something we are supposed to be doing. In fact, in Islam, the Rights of the Child begin even earlier, the Rights of the Child begin, when you are choosing who you're going to get value. From the time you choosing who you're going to marry, you need to think is this person going to be a good father or a good mother to my child, this is something you're supposed to think about. Right? So even before the child even comes into existence, he already has rights over you. Right? rajala mentioned this, that he told a man Your son has the right that you choose a good mother for him, right, because this man had chosen a unrighteous mother who raised his son in an Islamic manner.
Right? So he found the one this is this concept is there that you think about the child's righteousness. And throughout the pregnancy, you are making dua for the child, every child is born, you're making dua for the child, every child is growing up you're making to offer the child never stopped making to offer your children because the parents are accepted. And at that point, no matter how angry you are, no matter how disappointed you are with a child, never ever made to give such an because to do all of that.
So even in the state of anger make to offer the right
of the parents is very powerful.
Very, very beautiful.
how Blender mill how Blender will as Virgina will do yet Nakula Are you worthy
give us give to us.
a spouse of spouses and children, who are the coolness of our eyes, and make all of us the leaders of the people who have emerged.
Look at how powerful this
is teaching us to me You are the number one, whether you're married to and whatever children or grandchildren you get, that they must be the fullness of your eyes, fullness of your eyes in the Arabic approval we're seeing, which means that just when you look at them, you feel happy. You know, the very existence is a source of happiness for you. Meaning the Quran teaches us not to make you out for a competent spouse for competent children. For such a spouse and such children that just looking at the person brings joy into your life and happiness into your life. And not just not just the junior aspect to do autofocus raffia we know make dua that Allah gives our children and our
spouses. This is what you need. butina IBAMA make us unique myself, my spouse and my children because what the email the leader of the people who have in mind,
so is not just making dua for you, man you're making to offer the highest levels of demand, this is the kind of duel we are offering. So this is a very, very important and powerful concept. So that is where the current structure.
That's all that's mentioned. To versus right, but these two verses are so powerful and so full of guidance. And so the story then shifts to Mario Amelie as she's growing up.
Now, Maria, Maria, I want you to think about this.
Her mother may dwell for her from the time she was pregnant. He may. Allah protects her and then descended from her father is a moron. And by the way, Imran is not a profit, okay? This is a misconception. He's not a prophet. He is just a, he is a righteous man from amongst the Israelites. So her mother is Hannah, her father is Iran, and who is put in charge of taking care of
the prophets of Korea.
So she has given her own private chamber to worship Allah in the place of worship. And she's growing up in this environment with a righteous mother, a righteous father, a property in care of an own private Chamber of worship. The result of this is that Monday, Alina Salah, she grows into a woman who spends her life in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the story that we're going to focus on is not talking about
The old lady is talking about which is very, very young. The Quran does not mention an age. But based on the biblical explanation, according to the Bible, she was only about 12 or 14 years old when the virgin birth place. So if you have to go by that we're talking about a teenager who is spending her teenage years in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, again, if you go by the teachings of Islam, amongst the people who Allah subhanho wa Taala loves the most is someone who spends the youth the time of the teenagers in the 20s, worshiping and serving Allah subhanho wa Taala. Those are the people who love us. And we will be under the shade of this drone on the last
day. So Mani Ali Hassan, she is from this group of people she's spending her youth in this private Chiba worshipping Allah to Allah subhanho wa Taala as is with our brother, ADO in hacer, Allah accepted up with the beautiful acceptance where Amanda had abandoned us enough and she grew up with a good upbringing. Again, the lesson you
just mentioned being By the way, I see the Amalia grew up with a good upbringing, meaning, her appearance, reason property, the reason the Islamic way.
And not only the appearance reason the Islamic way, woke up father has saturnia Zachary alehissalaam, the prophet of Allah was put in charge of. Now before we go to the next part of the story, it's important to note who was the Korea
the Prophet, Zachary alehissalaam, he was the Prophet sent to the Israelites at the time. And at this point in time, he is a very old man, according to some of the scholars he was in his 80s or 90s, very old man, and he and his wife, they could not have children to he had no children. And unless my God really such even though he had no children, he was put in charge of taking care of money by Lisa and raising her and teaching her to be righteous. So we have this problem of law, who is in charge of salah and what happens is
good Illa de la de
da In response, whenever Leah would enter a hybrid Chamber of worship, he would find by her risk of Allah food, the again the interpreter, see that you will find by her fruits that were out of season. So imagine this right? You got this young girl in her teenage years, who stays in this private chamber, when she worship Allah alone. And when you come in, you find in the trees, fruit, which is out of season.
This idea is what we call
a miracle happening to someone who is not the Prophet. This is something that we believe in this is from the universe, that we accept that miracles can happen to prophets, or to nonprofits, they can happen to those who are losers to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And his work, right? So money money. The fact that Allah is providing for fruit which out of season, this is already a sign and a testimony of the close relationships we had about 100 data. And the lesson we learned from this is, the closer you get to allow, the more likely you are to experience miracles in your life.
Especially when it comes to these radicals willing to risk. And what's beautiful about this verse, is what happens next.
yada, yada, yada. Did you get this phone call after she replied, who are mean in the law, this is from Allah.
Allah provides for whoever he wants without words. This is one of my favorite verses.
Really industries in a lot of years
is up, you should take this phrase and stick it on your wall, especially in a place where you work, because this is the aqeedah or the belief of a Muslim when it comes to profit when it comes to money when it comes to earning sustenance. We believe that Allah provides for whoever he wants, without limits. Or at least that is what I'm supposed to be. And your money Haleakala is teaching us in the story. She's teaching us that Allah can provide you miraculously, he can provide you with that which you never imagined. And unfortunately, you know, we live in a time where it's hard to see that most of us believe in this. Because when you come to this situation where you have to, this will be a lot
of ego loss in your business.
This will be allowed
If you do this, we're gonna make a loss in your business, for example, a deal to do with revolve interest, or cheating someone or bribery. Most of us take the easy way out. And we end up disobeying a law. Now,
each of us will probably meet someone in our life on the other way Allah will test whether you actually believe that he's ours, or do you actually believe that Allah is the provider? Or is it just something you see, because you had thought about it when you were younger? Because really, if you believe that Allah is the provider, you are not going to take shortcuts, or cheat anyone when it comes to money, you're not going to do this. But what happens? We have so many of us, we say, No, if I don't do this, I'm going to make a loss. If I don't do this, I'll never get rich. If I don't do this, I won't be able to be successful in our business. Now, I want you to think about it, I just
give the example of interest or selling something around
this good interest into the concept of loving.
If someone cleans a DVD allows the one who provides and as a person, you see, if I don't think Riva won't be able to make money. Putting those two so called beliefs together, what you are trying to see is, if I don't disobey Allah, Allah, Allah provides
this, if I don't, this will be a lie.
It doesn't make any sense. This does not make any sense at all right? So the fact that we actually think that our reason, our sustenance, our provision in this word comes from the disobedience of Allah, this shows we have not truly understood that Allah is a provider.
I can tell you, for me created for myself and so many people that I know, if you put your awapuni you just Allah, and you truly believe and accept that Allah is the one who provides just like one of the Aloha salami seafood out of season, you will receive amazing things in your life, which you never imagined from places you never imagined.
I have seen this happen to so many people, including my own self, no good. So many times in our life, we thought that, you know, what are we going to do next? And suddenly out of nowhere, unless, unless permission comes, and you don't just move the floor, it can be a big reason, big things. I remember, in 2010
I wanted to go for Hajj. And I didn't have any money. And I had a dream that I was going to hatch for free. And when I had the dream, I told my wife there's no way I'm not good for my wife.
How are we going to go for no money, but I had the dream again. And the dream I saw a specific person was way too for me, tell me about it.
And then the Jeep came to exactly like that hamdulillah I ended up going for Hajj, I had no money that you have all I want you to go for hygiene. I mean, that opened the door for me to go for Hajj. And I went for Hajj as a guest of Saudi Arabia completely for free. And that was when I learned
that if you put in the work to learn if you are being taught to Allah, he can provide for you miraculously, you know, we would you never ever, ever imagine? And since then, but how do you when it comes to risk? I don't buy the argument that you have to distribute. I would love to get what I want. Because I've learned from experience that when you obey allow when you do things the right way, miracles happen. And so many other people in my life have told me the same thing that when they wanted to do something for the sake of Allah, and they didn't have the resources to do it, or in
the situation with a portable Amiga last week. And they still went ahead Obaidullah, guess what happened? profit came from somewhere. We never imagined, right, that one deal. You wanted to make a certain business deal and you knew if I make this business deal, guess what's going to happen for Megan's businesses. I'm willing to make a lot. We can make a huge profit. But it's haram profit. And now you're tempted You are so tempted to make this profit and in laughs when you say no, I'm not gonna do it. And you stop yourself from doing it.
What happens next?
Someone else comes in offers you another new for even more profit, and it's Allah because Allah tested you. And when you pass the test, he wanted you to believe that Allah is a provider. Take this verse in your leukemia.
Take this verse, memorize it, is it to yourself whenever you attempted to take the Haram or the shortcut to earning money, make this something which you believe in and you live your life according to the Allah is your provider, nobody else. Nothing is given precedence over the obedience of Allah when it comes to money. Allah is the one who provides for us he is he the best of providers. Now what's really beautiful about this story
is that Laurie Valley has set up with a younger young woman
Her statement that in Nevada
inspires a prophet to make
the statement of a young woman inspires a prophet to make dua, because
he was a prophet of Allah, the prophets of Allah do humble people. And there are people who think and they reject. And so when she told him this he taught himself if Allah can provide the value of fruit which are out of season, then he can provide to me a son even though I am old.
And so Allah says, Who La Liga right then and there, there are die Zachary roba zaccaria be too hard to his work. He prayed to his Lord, Allah and you said, Rob be happy living in Calgary attento yeva
Oh my God, give me from your side, a pure progeny. You are the one who years all the doors, all of these applications. Notice that notice we do have a child, he may do awful for you. A child who is pure who is good, who is righteous with pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is mentioned in even more details in Surah. Maria
we are not
carry around. He is neither NIDA and hoppy. When zaccaria made these laws secretly vary what
focuses on the world via secretly. Why?
Because if you want to meet you are sincerely it's not the way you make it public. It's not the way you make the machines not the way you make with the competition. The real Is that what you mean when you are alone with Allah and nobody knows about to do it, Allah, this is like the most powerful device you can make. That is why when a person please, please be the hydrocone gamliel that is a time that was accepted. Because that is a time with just you and Allah. It's a secret to
this. Call rabine wahana Mini westown urashima
Misha, oh my lord, my bones have become weak and my hair has become white. But I have never been let down or disappointed when I'm a doctor you
do, and I feel that the need I feel what the leaders will do after I die. My wife is battery. She'll give me he will he give me a inheritor? Yeah, he's really welcoming idea who who will inherit from me and the family we will inherit what the Prophet would inherit the property. Right.
Which out of all of the Iranian making peace into the ice. So the statement on everybody has, inspires the career to make this work. And as soon as he makes this, a lot of grace, he has utterly
Samia, Korea, we give you good news of a sun India. We have not given anyone this name before. Yeah means life. Right? So zaccaria is an old man in his 90s and his wife is bad and very similar story with Rahim and Zara that we did last week. Right? Allah has given him the good news of a child, not just any child, a prophet of Allah. Yeah, so yeah, he Elisa Lam is born. He grows up to serve Allah and the Prophet of Allah do great things. What cause this entire chain of events. This entire chain of events is caused by Mario Elisa down tallying the career that Allah provides with who he wants to help he delivers. The statement one statement of a young woman led to a prophet of Allah we can do
our due to his wife becoming pregnant, his wife pregnancy led to her giving birth to a righteous child who grew up to be a prophet of Allah who grew up to make a difference in the world. The lesson I take from that is that Buddhists have a domino effect. If you do a good thing, don't underestimate the effect they can have in the community. It may seem small, you just did one good sentence to somebody. And this is the impact of one sentence had the lead to a profit arising of amongst the community. From one sentence, right? Sometimes we doing good things and we undermine the good that we do. Now when we think to ourselves for too few people. Listen to me, or you know, I don't have
enough profit to the community. You don't know the effect you have something different to have only happens after you die. For example, if we look at Mr. McCarney.
Today, we know he wants to be the author of the most authentic
book after the Quran.
But God is dying at the time when he was hated with a slander was written about him that he had wrong beliefs really similar to what people do today, when they become jealous of the scholars is that this one believes in this. And this one believes in that they did this end to Mr. McCarthy in his lifetime, and the snagless figure out the Muslim world until nobody wants to call him to teach or give lectures. And in this thing Mr. Mohan immediato, Allah is dead is ready for me take my life, if life is good for me, keep me living, and he passed away. He passed away in a state where the world seemed to be against him. 1200 years later, his book is regarded as the most authentic book
after the collapse, meaning the fruits of his efforts, the effect of his good deeds only came about athletes games. So don't underestimate the good you do. You don't know when the effect will come. You don't know how big the impact will be something that has a long term ripple effect. You have two people, those two people have four people, those four people have eight people. And two, three generations later, we have an entire country who has changed because of one person who you change, right? So don't underestimate the good you can do.
And don't underestimate any doubt anything that we do to help others. Should we say the sooner Maria talks about the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and writer we see His mercy in giving an elderly couple of a child, not just any child, but the Prophet of Allah. And then the mercy continues with the next story. Which is the story which many of us are familiar with, of how Ali Hassan how she became pregnant when he saw his love Jesus peace be upon him. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
sulamani are starting in verse 16
was revealed kitabi Maria
mentioned in the book is the story of Mary is in taba Ella Jaime hamaca young when she stays away from her family in a place in the East Rimini. This is her secret chamber. What does that mean? Do you have a Java and she conceal herself from people who are selling IE her boo Hannah Butter Masala Hagia Sharon, Sophia. So we send our route our spirit, our angel to her, and it came to her in the form of a grown man.
Call an Indian
man even in Kentucky. She says I seek protection in a motor engine, the Most Merciful from you, if you have any fear of Allah.
Let's have a look at this.
So I was telling us in their story, their mother Elisa, by the way this is still very young, right, this young woman who grew up worshipping Allah who had close the visual left behind her data, she has cut herself off from society to focus on the worship of Allah she is on a level which no other human being has reached when it comes to worship of Allah in terms of you know, how perfect is a perfect man and a focus only being worshiping Allah. So she's living in this. She's living in this private chamber worshiping Allah and a young man comes back or a full grown man comes by Raja Sharon Sophia. Now,
this is the angels Ibrahim, we know the angels Ibrahim because the word
which is mentioned in the Quran, route is only used to refer to the angel zebra he when he's referring to a Angel, who is also used to refer to our soul and to a variety of other meanings even refers to the Quran for the actual meaning of the soul. But in this in really talking about the angel is referring to Jupiter on you. So imagine you have a righteous woman who is worshipping Allah alone in a room and a man walks in. What is the first thing the volume says, I seek protection A lot of you if you feel good, basically what she's saying is the Fiala avalonia will come in.
And this is a very important part of our religion, the issue of hallmark of a man and a woman being alone together one of related Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam has taught us that when a man and a woman are alone together shaytan is a third person for them.
And this has led to the fic scholars
prohibiting con law prohibiting a man and a woman who are not related from being alone together. Unfortunately, we tend to take this for efficient very lightly. Right? We tend to see what's the harm what's what's the big deal, right? And what happens. I've seen this happen so many times in our community, is we have a young man young woman was studying to get a loan, or we have a man working overtime with his female secretary, or you know, we have all of these situations, and it leads to major sense without them even realizing they're falling into major. You know, it's a very slippery slope. Now a lot of people will see but yeah
Being alone is only members of the opposite gender, nothing bad has ever happened. And we see, okay, that's possible. That's true. But it doesn't rule out the possibility that something might happen. In the Sharia, Islamic law has the system of closing the doors to evil. So if something over time has proven to be a cause of sin, we close the door to it. And so while for some people a meeting that this doesn't lead me to sin, we don't work on that exceptional case before we work with is this a normal means of leading to sin and reality it is, it is very, very common, even today, that whenever people mistakenly fall to these type of sins, it all started with being alone with a member
of the opposite gender. And so we steal money, Molly Hassan, she's not even going to take any chances. As soon as a man enters her chamber, first thing she tells him is, I seek protection from you. If you feel Allah get out, I'm not going to be alone with you. Right.
So right here we can see a level of modesty and chastity. This is no ordinary woman, this is a woman who is one of the most modest and chaste and righteous woman to ever live. And the angel response goes in Rasulullah rhombic, I am the messenger of your Lord, the Ahava,
I have been sent to give you the good news of a righteous child a pure child.
So this is Jabra Rasulullah. He is known as the Messenger of Allah amongst the angels. He is the one who comes with the ye to the prophets. And this is why in the past, there is some literalists, who thought of merely as being a prophet, because she had this one on one conversation with you, Brian, where he's actually in the village whether she's going to have a son, right, but this is not the correct opinion. But the fact is that she met gbra Isla de Sala in the form of a man and he spoke to how high was her status be with Allah, for her to be able to see the angel and speak to the angel even in the human form? Right. So he gives you the good news of a son. Now imagine this, you're a
young woman, probably in your teenage years or in your 20s never done anything Haram in your life, you are unmarried. And now you're getting the news that you're going to be pregnant. Now we know if you married, getting a news that you're going to be pregnant is usually a very happy occasion. But if you're single, it's like the worst thing that can happen to you. Right? And this is really, you know, Allah subhanaw taala chose volume for this test. Because the average human being would not be able to handle the pressure from society, or being pregnant outside of marriage, miraculously. Because the norm of society throughout history, and even today is that if a woman is pregnant, out
of society, pregnant outside of marriage,
it's because she committed a sin.
Right? So if you were living in that time, no matter how righteous you were, if you learned that Mary got pregnant, and she's not married, the first thing you want to think about is something bad about her. Right? Because that's just the way the world works. Which means Allah is testing her with something he has never tested any human being would before or after. I mentioned this, that the closer you are to allow, the harder the test of life is for you. And so MONEY MONEY Islam being the woman who got closest to Allah subhanaw taala for any woman to walk the face of this earth, being from those who perfected her demand, fate, she's being tested with something which no other human
being in history was ever tested with. And that is to be pregnant outside of marriage without doing anything wrong. This is unheard of in human history. It's it's a vertical at the same time it's a testament of law. It is a testament law, and only she had the strength to handle it so of course the first thing she I've seen under your only hola who was Omnium Sydney Bashara mokuba. Leah says How can I ever study no man has touched me I'm not, you know, a simple person and the angel debate
just like that, whatever the ones just like that he can make it happen. And you know, the scholars commented that. Why did Allah have salesianum Jesus peace be upon him born miraculously corn without a father. And
some of the scholars see that it completes a set of miracles. The Birth of a human being in of itself is a miracle. You know, when you see a child being born and watching the child grow up, it confirms the belief that there is a creator, because it's not possible for such an amazing creation to come about randomly, right.
But throughout history, there were only three human beings who came about without the normal process of having a mother and a father, either Melissa, who was created without a mother or mother or father. In his wife, he was the agent from home
The man or the woman, and Jesus, he saw peace be upon him, who was created for a woman without the Father. So these three together, Allah showing us with other, he can create a human being from nothing. He's showing us with Eve, he can create a human being from a man or a woman. And he's showing us of Jesus, he can create a human being from a woman's ultimate. Meaning when you look at these three things together, you know that Allah can create whatever he wants, whenever he wants, however he wants, what he has put in place is the norm, but he can do whatever he wants. This is to teach us the power of the law.
The caller, Rob buki, who are the your Lord
says this is easy for me. Right, in other who are utterly nasty, Robert Amina, and we want to make him a sign for mankind a sign of what a sign of Allah's miraculous power to create from nothing, right? where I'm at the minute he said at the mercy, just like the Prophet Muhammad, Allah Islam, probably the Saudi Saddam was sent at the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What can I do? And it's already been decided, a lot has already decided he's already chosen Margarita for this test. Why?
Because she's the only one who can handle it. Right? I just want to, you know, sister to put yourself in a position. You know, imagine your righteous woman who is pregnant outside of marriage, in a community that loves gossip and slander.
No, can you imagine the social pressure? Can you imagine the things people have been saying about? Can you imagine what it must have been like to live in a society for the nine months of pregnancy, you would everything that's going on? Now, this is a test, which is really on another level. And only she had the strength from woman to deal with it. So
Allah tells us about her labor, for
all the villages in Africa, that the pains of labor of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. So she gave birth alone, right? No midwife, no one standing there holding a hand, nobody telling her to know it's gonna be alright. No one helping her through the pain, she is alone. But Allah is there for Allah never test someone
without being there for them. If you worship a light and easy to listen to others, if you worship a light camera is he will be there for you in times of difficulty. And so marginalism throughout our life, this time of issues worshiping Allah worshiping Allah now when the time of difficulty comes when she's going through this pregnancy, and people are talking bad about her, and she's alone, and she's in labor pains, the most painful thing a woman can go through Jesus labor pains, and there's no human being around her. Allah is therefore Allah is there for us. And he helps again, miraculously, just look at the amount of miracles that happen to this woman, from the fruit to the
pregnancy to what happens next. So what happens next?
First, before the medical happens, she's alone. She's in this pain. And she says something he says, Yeah, lead me to Cobra has ever come to know.
She's the only I died before this. And I'll be forgotten about. Now, the scholars again have different interpretations of why she said that something was the piece of labor that drove her to see that right did you leave a pin? And you know, you have union labor? PGC, things like that, and others policy that you're actually more worried. But how is she going to present a child to the people and what you're going to say about them? The righteous woman, a woman who is honorable woman who fears Allah subhanho wa Taala and lives her life to serve Allah. She does not want to be in a situation where people will accuse her of this type of sin. You know, having a child outside of
marriage, because it is like the worst possible accusation you've delivered against them. And that's why in our show here, it is actually a bigger sin. to accuse a woman of Zina did two common scenarios of committing sin is a major sin, accusing a righteous woman of Zina is regarded as an even bigger, right, you are causing corruption in society, and you are causing emotional stress to someone who is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we know from the harissa bootsy waiver, how the servant of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala becomes angry with them. So we are not allowing our Sharia to make those kind of applications is really really hurts the righteous woman. So she's now
going knowing that as soon as baby comes out, this is what you're going to have to deal with from the community. At this point in time where she's going through the most difficult point in her life. She is in labor, she is alone. She has this psychological stress about what's going to happen when she presents the baby to the people in this situation. Allah is there for her and helps him miraculously as he helps anybody we put through such tests.
I mean, we have a lot
and so a voice called out from below her
and said, the angels called out and said, Don't be sad Don't be sad. Don't grieve, don't worry, right?
Allah has placed at your feet, a river or a stream. She's you're in pain by this tree and Allah causes the stream to flow via sushi now drink from the water and relieve yourself of the water and you record yourself down with the water. Well, who's in a coma just enough notice a feeling irritable engineer and shake the pantry, fresh fruit will fall from Bocconi wasabi, welcome to the show, eat and drink and refresh yourself with water.
And if any man talk to you tell them that I have swore not to be I've taken a fast not to speak to anyone today. So basically, Allah 100 provides for miraculously, what's the miracle, the miracle is
Allah subhanaw taala to shake the tree and the day and that the dates will fall for her to eat. Now, I don't know when we have ever had the day tree, the tree is a very firm and strong if you shake it, this is not gonna fall down. If a woman was in labor peeps like to shake it, these are not gonna fall down.
So why Allah to shake the tree.
And this, this, again is a lesson for us, that you have to try, you have to make effort, if you make an effort, allow will provide to you. And so even at this point in time when she's in the naval base, unless heading up to make that little bit of effort that she actually has the human ability to do, which is to try and shake the tree. You just make it a little bit effort. Allah provided her with more than she ever imagined. Now she has the dates. She has the water, the baby is born. And now she's still wanting to tell the people. Allah subhanaw taala provides you with a solution. Don't tell them anything. Right? Don't tell them anything. If they asked you, Jessie, I am fasting.
Meaning that I've taken a fast walk to speak to anyone, numeracy different nation before our time. So fasting was a different concept for them. So now this was the solution. But still, what do people going to see? And for many of us, this is a major concern in our lives. We worry so much about what the people are going to see that we make all of our decisions to please them. We don't realize that we do what is pleasing to allow the guilty care what other people are going to say we don't to worry about him. He'll take care of it. As soon as she walks into the community carrying his baby. Can you imagine how the community would have reacted?
Allah subhanaw taala tells us how they react
what he or
she came to a people carrying the baby called Yamani, amo la casa de de la Oh, Maria, you've done something we can't believe I can't believe what you've done. had a baby outside of marriage of the Harun, Magana buki murasaki omaka Maki Bahia osisko, Harun meaning all descendants of the prophets, z. What OPR means doesn't mean that she, her brother's name was her really means descended on the property reminding us that you belong to the family of prophets. Your father was not evil, nor was your mother unrighteous, meaning Iranian, no righteous people. So how did you have a child outside of marriage? Now imagine the emotional and psychological pressure This is yes, Allah is testing her
righteousness with this. She's still being alone, no matter what. Notice there is no way in the story that you do anything and this will be delivered. No matter how difficult things get your allies commanded her to keep quiet and retaliate, that she is fasting. And she does that even though she wants to speak. You know, imagine you want this baby people are accusing you of the worst sin possible. Wouldn't you want to speak up? Would you want to see but Allah give me the BB miraculously, even though they won't believe you want to see something? You want to defend, Your Honor. so in this situation, what happens? A lot causes one more medical to happen to
a baby speaks one of the only babies in history to speak.
For ashara she pointed to the baby called Louie for local Newman kanopy Monica de la he said how can we speak to someone who had a baby in the cradle? called the baby Jesus, Isa history, eponymous pizza. What's the first thing baby he saw these lapses in the baby and Moneygall in the agulla I am the servant and the worship of God itself and the worship of Allah. Is he the first thing he says in me Abdullah Daniel estaba Giada Nina via He has sent me a book and made me His Messenger, which are the NEEMO Baraka aina moku. And he has really blessed whereby Oh Sonny pistola he was the daddy motto here.
I didn't need to pray and preach it as long as I'm alive. Well, Barbara, be wise with me. And he has commanded me to be good to my mother while I'm here.
And he has not been arrogant or disobedient, or Salah Yama would eat you or your mom who's who are here to peace be upon me, the day I am born, the day I was born, the day I will die, and the day I will be brought back to life. Allah subhanaw taala ended the story by saying that he got he suffered death, Jesus, the Son of God, older How can the levy of the moon This is the truth about what Gaddafi
and so I want to have the end of the story there. And, you know, there's so many more lessons you can go into, from what he said Islam said, but understand that this is the whole artist you with something, he will help you to that test. If Allah test you with something, he has a plan to get you through it, you just have to be patient, you just have to push it awapuni Allah understand that if you are steadfast, Allah will help you pass that test in a miraculous way, in a way which you never imagined. This is one of the key lessons you take from this. And so a lot of money money slump in a way which is beyond miraculous, you know, which is one of the most amazing verticals ever, you know,
every part of the story is this vertical after vertical drama after drama. And the final vertical is the VP speaking up. And the first thing the baby says is I am the servant of Allah, not the son of Allah is I am the servant of Allah. You know this word a lot when you use it to describe those who have reached who have fulfilled the purpose of life of worshiping Allah, you Allah use it in the Quran to refer to the Prophet Muhammad. In the verse you mentioned earlier, the prophets of Korea, and yet the Prophet Isa Isa, because these are people who reach higher levels of worship. And then you can go into lessons about what he saw Islam said, unfortunately, our time is up. And we will
stop there because that is the end of the story of mighty mighty Salah. The stoning of Israelis. Instagram is another story for another time in shaba. And with that, we conclude with the story of money and as it is mentioned in the Quran, the Quran does not give us details about the later life after the birth of Esau, the Salah, right they are the regions from juicy Christian sources that you can imagine the use of the carpet, the other things happen, but then there's no way to verify whether these are authentic or not. And Allah doesn't tell us they're part of our life. Because this is the important part. The training the derby, or the upbringing, the parenting, the huge spent in
worship of Allah in the way Allah tested her and he passed the test. This is the important part of the story. Because this is our story. This is the story of all our lives. There's all of us are going to be tested. At the end, if you pass the test that matters. Not really she got married or not. Did she have the children watching later or not? What else happened to it? That's not important. what's relevant. What's important is when the time came for a lot to test her. She passed the test. And so for our lives, we alized testing us, are we going to pass the test? That's what we have to focus on? Are we do are we worshiping Allah at times of ease, so when a time of difficulty
comes a lower media for us will be steadfast in patient, and we pass the test in a variety this way. And so without patroller we come to a conclusion. And next week, we will begin a new topic with inspiration from the righteous now that we have completed the woman in the Quran, we will move on into the lives of some of the Sahaba and the companions of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam next week. Thank you all for attending. So with that, we'll close off and I'll see you next week. Zappala Ferran Walker, the one on the left Robin alameen. Wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh