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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah Mattila de alameen Omar wd nobilia ser Nila Yomi Deen We begin by praising the creator of this universe, and asking him to send his peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad, and all of the prophets who came before him. And all of those who follow the we were righteousness until the last day, you listening to radio a Lancer 90.4 fm. My name is Michael conda. And this is the divine connection, understanding the Quran, where we have come to our conclusion of the Tafseer of Surah Al Fatiha Alhamdulillah we have been covering the Tafseer of Surah Al Fatiha for two months. And we
have gone very deep into the message of the Surah
Surah Al Fatiha the sutra that we recite a minimum of 17 times everyday. Yet how many of us have valued the sutra and given it its do a surah in which we learn who is Allah subhanho wa Taala who is our Creator, and what should be our relationship with our Creator, one of worship him worshiping Him alone and not worshiping anything else. That is what the creator of humanity wants for every human that we worship none but him. That's all he asks of us. We go to the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he mentioned on the Day of Judgment, a man who used to worship idols would come to Allah subhanho wa Taala and, and tell him overlap. I will give you everything in this
world. If you saved me from the file, and our Creator would reply, I only asked you for much less than that, that you worship me alone.
And so we find that the central message of Surah Al Fatiha revolves around this concept. Er Ghana Buddha canister in you alone we worship and You alone we ask for help.
Surah Al Fatiha, which is the most important two are the most important supplication that any human can make the prayer for guidance, we ask our Creator to guide us to the straight path. And we discussed this last week where we said the ministry or author must step in. We want our Creator to put into our hearts the guidance. We know that guidance is of two types. There is the guidance that we do, showing people what is right and what is wrong. And there is the guidance of our Creator. That is when he puts the belief of what is right into our hearts. And that is what we asked for. When we recite Surah Al Fatiha.
Continuing on to the death scene we come to the final verse of the surah.
still part of the dua for guidance.
We did the nasty urato mustachian Guide us to the straight path serrato Levine and I'm the early part of those whom Allah has favored to Allah is happy with.
We see the duty of the prophets, the truthful, the righteous and the martyrs.
And then the verse ends, why real mahamadou biale him while adore lien,
not the part of those who God is angry word, nor the part of those who have gone astray.
Now interestingly, in this verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala divides the disbelievers into two categories, those who is angry word and those who are astray. What is the difference? The difference is those who know the truth, who know that Islam is the true religion of God, they have seen the proof they have seen the signs, but out of arrogance or whatever other reason they choose to consciously reject it. They are classified as those who Allah is angry with because they know the truth and they have still rejected it. While those who might not know. They might not know about Islam, they might not know the Islamic religion. Nobody taught them Islam. Nobody showed them the
correct way. But they are following a part of falsehood and worshipping someone besides the Creator. They are classified as Dali and those who have gone astray. Now also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has explained this verse in the Hadees to refer primarily to two groups of people. He said that Maho do we allow him to Allah is angry would refer to the Jews of Medina. And those who are straight were the Christians. Why? Because let's look at this historically the Jews of Medina. Firstly, why the Jews in Medina, the Jews in Medina were there because they were expecting a profit. They were expecting a prophet to come to the city of Medina. So
they had moved there because they had received a prophecy in one of their homes.
books that the next profit will come from a land which has abundant palm trees, the trees. So the has settled in Medina.
And when the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam came to Medina, they recognize in him the signs of prophethood.
We know from the narration of the wife of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his wife was a Jew, from the Jewish tribe, Sophia. She narrates and her father who was the leader of the Jews of that time and Uncle went to see the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam on the day when he arrived. And she overheard them talking to each other. And uncle asked her father, is that really him? The one prefers that, you know, books? and her father said, Yes, it is, all the signs are there. Then you say what should we do? And our father said, we should reject Him, because he's not a Jew, because he's not from our race. So on the basis of racism, this tribe of Jews had rejected the Prophet
Muhammad Ali. So for no other reason, they knew that he was a true prophet, Allah Subhana. Allah says in the Quran, that they recognized in the cow, they recognize their own sense, but based on pure racism and arrogance, this specific tribe has rejected the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala has listed these people as McAdoo be Allah him, those are lies angry with Why? Because if you know the truth, and you reject it, that is much worse and much more severe than somebody who does not know the truth.
So the lesson we take from this is that whatever background we are from, if it has reached us, that Islam is the true religion of God, if it has reached us, that Allah subhanaw taala, our Creator deserves to be worshipped alone, and that we need to follow the way the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And we have seen the proofs and evidence that this is the true religion of God, because this is the only religion which is based upon proof and evidence. If we have seen this proof, if we have seen this evidence, then we need to embrace the religion, and we need to follow it. And I'm speaking to everybody including Muslims, because many of us are Muslim by name. We haven't embraced
Islam in the total sense yet.
We haven't submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala. As we should submit a large data set in the Quran. Allah Tina Manu is still Mika. Oh, you who believe into into submission completely. How many of us can see we have completely submitted to our Creator.
We go back to the time of the Sahaba, the earliest converts to Islam. And I want us to ponder over their attitude towards Islam because this shows you what a Muslim really is.
We look at for example, let's look at Blood Orange, Yellow and Blue. Bilal if the robot was a slave in Makkah, an African slave.
And as a result, he was treated to not only the oppression of slavery, but the racism towards Africans. So he was already suffering from both racism and oppression. And when he heard about the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, and his message to worship god alone, and to follow the prophet and that all humans are equal. And the only thing that separates one human from the other is their righteousness, the belief in God.
When he heard about this, he became a Muslim. And what happened to him? His slave master omiya, Nicola would lash him and lash him,
telling him to disbelieve in Islam, and he refused, he will to kick him out in public and lashing in front of everybody. But he refused to disbelief. He would put him down on the burning sand and drag his body on the stand, and put boulders on his body. But all below would see was 100 101 God, one God, denying the idols.
Now I want us to look at the story from a different angle. What would motivate a man to go to all of that? What would motivate a man to who is already a slave who's already oppressed because of his skin color, what would motivate him to endure the torture of being lashed and put on the stand and having boulders placed on his chest
for the sake of his beliefs,
without what's fleet was bought and freed by Abu Bakr, radi Allahu anhu and became a free man and one of the leaders of the Muslims and the first person to call as Al Hamdulillah. But what motivated him to do all of that? What motivated him to put his to allow to endure what motivated
To enjoy such torture for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It was a man. It was Islam, that is Islam that is Islam that is submitting to Allah subhanho wa Taala, where Allah subhanho wa Taala becomes so important that nothing will stop us from worshipping Him alone.
It's so sad to see that in the early generations, people will be warped. People will be threatened with dead people will even be killed, but they will not give up their religion. Today, we choose to give up parts of Islam, to please people, to fit in with the crowd, to be with our friends, to make a few bucks to make some money. To have a nice house to have a nice car, we will need to compromise Islam.
What are we contributing to the legacy of those who came before us? Those who literally sacrificed a very existence for Allah subhanho wa Taala.
From amongst the evidence that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a true prophet of God,
was the fact that he went through all of this. Think about it, a man amongst the Arabs, who is respected and loved, and who is known as a mean the trustworthy
and he is from an influential family.
Yet he chooses, he chooses to teach the people what they don't want to hear that they should worship god alone, even though the people threatened him, and they abused him, and they hurt him. And he turned against him. And he killed his followers. And they chased him out of the city, and he waged war against him.
Not only that, they made him offers, they asked the Prophet Muhammad Ali Islam, if you want to be the king, we'll make you King. Just stop preaching Islam. If you want woman will give you the best of woman, just stop preaching Islam.
If you want well to give you the most well just stop preaching Islam, but he did not give up. What does this tell you? This tells you that he was definitely without a shadow of a doubt, a true messenger of God. Because no human being would do that. Think about the False Prophet, a false prophet. Why would someone claim to be a prophet falsely? Why would someone do this? It's either for wealth, and the Prophet Muhammad said he didn't want wealth. We see this even after he became the ruler. And after the oma had money he still lived the point symbolize
was if a woman clearly said he doesn't want a woman, that's not the reason he's a prophet.
People become false prophets. people claim to be prophets for rulership to become kings, he rejected that as well for popularity, his popularity with his people decreased when he became a prophet.
All the worldly reasons why people claim falsehood, and people falsely claim to be prophets. None of them apply to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So he was definitely without a shadow of a doubt, the true messenger of God sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So slowly, Islam brought this message of Islam. The Jews of Medina knew he was a true prophet, but he still rejected him. The Christians Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam described him as being misguided, because they were sincere.
They were sincere in the belief that Jesus is the Son of God. But this was a wrong belief. And this was shocking, this is not excusable. So
this brings us to what is dadada? What is misguidance? In Islam dadada misguidance is when a person does or believes something to be right, sincerely, but it is wrong. So it's when we are doing something wrong taking it to be right. This is called the law. When we are believing something to be right, when in reality, it is wrong. This is the law. This is misguidance. It doesn't apply only to the Christians. It applies to anyone who is doing or believing something which is incorrect.
This is misguidance.
And this is why the Prophet Muhammad Ali Some said that changing the religion, every change in this religion or addition to this religion is misguided, because the people who do it think they are doing what is right. They think what they are doing is good.
But it is not.
So we need to stay away from anything that can make us fall into the categories of Makoto biale. him or Darlene. How do we fall into the category of Makoto biale. Hindus always angry What?
Well, we know the truth. We know that Islam is the true religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We know what Islam teaches. Yet still, many of us don't follow Islam.
We don't practice Islam.
Will that not make us from those who Allah is angry with that we know the truth, but we still choose not to follow it.
So we need to ponder over this. The final verses of Surah Fatiha are very strong and severe in the condemnation of the parts which lead to the hellfire. Because this is a very serious issue. This is the most serious issue in the lives of any human.
This is the issue which decides whether we go to Paradise or hell.
And that is why the surah is so crucial, it is so important for every single person to make this to our for every single human to say, Guide us to the Straight part, the part of those whom you are favorable to part of those whom you have favored, not the part of those who you are angry with or who have gone astray.
with Al Hamdulillah we have reached the end of the Tafseer of Surah Al Fatiha I just want to recap today. The main points and lessons to take from the surah
the first major point about the surah, which I hope by now is now a part of each and every one of our lives, is not to treat it like a ritual, not to recite it as superfast speed. But to think and ponder over its meanings, and to recite it as it should be recited in our solar.
As the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the reads in the Hadith could see
the alert to behind what Allah says, I have divided the Salah between me and my servants into two parts.
So when the servant says Allah hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All praises to Allah The Lord of universe. Allah replies hamadani Abdi my sleeve has praised me. We mentioned this narration multiple times in previous episodes.
The point I'm trying to make now is how many of us now feel this you know Salah, how many of us feel is in our Salah. When we stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala inshallah,
we raise our hands and we say, Allahu Akbar.
God is the greatest.
If you're thinking about anything else besides God at that time, then we are lying to ourselves. We are saying God is the greatest. But we think about our wealth. We think about the TV show, we think about the movie, we think about something else. So who is the greatest to us if we believe Allahu Akbar, Allah is the greatest day when we say that our concentration needs to go only on to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then we fold our hands on our navel, our chest, and we see al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the universe.
ponder over what this means to you. That Allah subhanho wa Taala controls everything in this universe. This means that nothing happens outside the world of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This means that there's no such thing as good luck or bad luck. This means that if I want to do well in this world, I need to put my trust in our Creator, my Creator, to be my tawakoni Allah subhanaw taala
This is what it means. This is what we should understand from this verse. This is what this is what this verse to reinforce in us in every sola
and then Allah subhanaw taala replies hamadani Abdi my sleep has pleased me feel that response when you are praying.
Then we go on and we continue in our Salah, and we see our Rahmani Raheem Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Ponte over that first. What is Allah's mercy to you? Has he not granted you a home as a family, and enough wealth to provide for your family? Most importantly, hasn't he granted you Elise lamb, and a man the true fate? This is all part of His mercy.
This is part of him being merciful to all of his creation. What about our Rahim Allah specific mercy for the believers on the day of judgment? Has he not promised us paradise? that's also part of His mercy.
And then we move on. Still no salah and we see Molly kiyomi. Dean, Master of the Day of Judgment. ponder over the Day of Judgment. When you will stand before the master. On that day. Will we be able to stand before Him with our good deeds or will we have bad deeds on our scale? He will take a short break now when we return we will continue Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh we are concluding and summarizing the Tafseer of Surah Al
Fatiha Surah Al Fatiha which we have spent the past
two months covering Alhamdulillah we are now summarizing it and looking at what our party has should mean to us in our Salah.
When we play our salah and we recite Surah Fatiha at superspeed
we are being disrespectful to the Quran. We are being disrespectful to Allah subhanho wa Taala we are not giving the surah its rights.
We are talking about each of the verses in in the solar what they should mean to us what they should get us thinking about. And we stopped at Maliki omitting Master of the Day of Judgment. Or in the other garage, the other recitation molecule meeting, King of the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the master and the king of the Day of Judgment. When we recite this verse, we should feel the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We should think about the Day of Judgment, what do I have to offer my Creator? What good have I done? Does my good outweighed my evil or am I evil outweighed my good?
These are questions that we should ponder over.
And this is the impact that this verse should have on our hearts.
And then when we recite ear canal boo Yah, canasta in you alone we worship and You alone we ask for help. Now it is time for introspection.
Do I really worship Allah alone? Is this somebody who I love more than Allah? Is this somebody who I feel more than Allah?
And Allah Subhana Allah tells us in the Quran, a duck Shona nurse, will lo hacohen taco. Do you fear the people? Was Allah subhanho wa Taala has more right? That you feel him? This has become very common in our times. Many times today people will stay away from what is good, or will do something which is wrong. Knowing it is wrong with the simple excuse of what will the people say?
Do we live our lives based on what the people will say? Or based on what Allah subhana wa say? What is more important to us? the opinion of people or the opinion of our Creator?
If we believe the opinion of people is more important than this is putting people on a higher level Allah subhanho wa Taala and this becomes fearing people more than Allah and this is a form of worship.
Do we obey others above Allah? subhanho wa Taala do we put the laws of others on a higher pedestal in the lord of Allah subhanho wa Taala when someone tells us to obey Allah we say no, but Suunto told me to do it differently. Allah subhanho wa Taala comes first.
Do we have our tawakkol in something besides Allah?
That we have something which if we keep it, then we feel we are safe and if we lose it we feel we are not safe forgetting that safety is only for Allah subhanho wa Taala
do we seek assistance from Allah alone? This is a very important thing for everybody to think about iaca Naboo canister in you alone we worship you alone we ask for help. We see it in every rock of our Salah every day. Do we mean it? Do we follow it to be practice it you should think about this in every Raka of every Salah
when we recite that when we see iaca nabooda yaquina Stein Allah subhana wa Taala replies and he says in the reply that this is between me and my slave has a beanie we're being Abdi worthy of the masala This is between me and my sleeve or the Abdi masala and my sleep will have whatever he asked for. In this. The ratio alerts 100 is talking to us directly and calling us my sleeve. This is the same term he used to describe Rasulullah sallallahu Islam in the opening verse of surah is Allah
Subhana Allah see us Robbie Abdi, the one who took his sleeve by night, too much to accept.
And then whoever else he will he wished. The term my sleeve is a term of love.
It's a term of endearment. So when we see that Allah subhanaw taala causes my sleeve he says my sleeve will have whatever he asks. This is a loved one talking to us with love.
Do you need to feel this you need to understand this. Then only us truly grasp the power of the Salah.
And finally the end of our sutra and your end up opening up the cellar with Serato stuck in Serato, Ledeen and I'm the ollie him Are you really MongoDB Ollie him? Wallach dorlin Guide us to the sweet part
Part of those homes earned your favor, not the part of those whom you are angry or those who have gone astray.
So, it's not a coincidence. This is the structure that Alice Walker has pleased that after Allah subhanaw taala says, if you look at it, when we see yaka Naboo yuckiness in Allah subhanaw taala replies that you will have whatever you ask for. And in the very next verse, we see Guide us to the straight path, we are asking for guidance and allows one that says, you will have this you will have your guidance, but this is conditional that we decide to refer to her as it needs to be recited. This is conditional on that we understand what we are reciting, and we feel it and we believe it impacts our actions.
When we study about solar, we learn in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala says about solar in the scholar Neil Bhatia, he will mooncup that scholar stops you from doing immoral these instance. So if we are praying our solar and it is not stopping us from doing immoral deeds and since it means that is something we are not doing correctly. Now. sola and most of the time, is because we have ritualized that.
We need to step out of the ritualized mode so that is not a ritual. So that is a conversation between you and your Creator. It is supposed to increase our taqwa it is supposed to increase our guidance. It is supposed to bring us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala five times a day. It is not doing this we are not doing something right. And one of the things many of us don't do right is understand surah Bhatia.
Very interesting verse in the Quran, which brings home the importance of understanding what we are reciting is the verse about intoxicants.
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us no Quran that Dr. Abu Salah Takara had that Allah.
Allah says do not approach. sola
onetoone sakara while you are intoxicated, why, why shouldn't you please follow while intoxicated? Allah Subhana Allah replys had de de la Motta Kowloon until you know what you are saying. This is an interesting point. Allah subhanaw taala
is saying that
for a person who is intoxicated, the reason why they shouldn't pre Sala in that state is because they don't know what he is saying.
Now those of us who don't know what it means, who don't know what the other students were reciting so that mean, do we know what we are seeing?
Are we seeing anything at all? Are we just chanting words, which we don't understand? So the scholars have the right from this verse,
an extra lesson that it is
obligatory upon us to know what we are seeing in our Salah.
To know what you're thinking also like to understand what we are seeing in our cell up until then it's not really a conversation between us and Allah subhanaw taala it doesn't have the same impact.
For those of us who can learn Arabic or hamdulillah Arabic, that is the best way. You mama Shafi Rahim Allah has mentioned that learning Arabic is compulsory. And he says How can you not be compulsory? When the Quran is in Arabic, and the student is in Arabic, and also Allah is in Arabic. And the reason is in Arabic, Allah Subhana, Allah is Arabic. Alhamdulillah is Arabic. inshallah is Arabic, assalamu alikum is Arabic. If you don't know Arabic, we don't know what we are saying. We are greeting people. And we don't know what we are saying. We are making dua for people and we don't even know what to do it is.
So you know, Shafi was of the opinion that learning Arabic is compulsory.
And for those of us who cannot learn Arabic, or who do not know Arabic yet, we start by learning the Tafseer and the translation of the sutras as we are doing on the program. And then to think about that in our solar.
So our Salah becomes an active conversation with our Creator,
we go back to the impact that the Quran had on those before us.
And we think about how people would just hear one or two verses of the Quran and change their lives not only the people before even people nowadays Alhamdulillah there's a story of a sister from the United States who, as a teenager, she decided to open up a copy of the Quran, she is from a Christian background. She opened up to the second page of the Quran, which is the first page of surah baqarah and she read the first line of Surah Baqarah which is a leaf meme, the legal kita Bula Roy Buffy hudl limited in
this is a book in which there is no doubt it is a guidance for those who fear God
She read this one verse, and it was enough for her to convert to Islam. Why? She says, because humans don't talk like this. Humans don't write like this. Any book, written by a human has mistakes engineered have a second edition, and the third edition and fourth edition.
For a book to start with the very first line of the second page being this is a book which has no doubts.
That means there's something special about this book. It's not a human book. And immediately upon reading that line, she realized that this is definitely the book of God.
one verse changed our life. How many verses we recite every day? Does it have that impact on our lives?
I know of people who stood up it changed the lives
that when they decided to a party, and they learned what it means their lives changed completely and they became amongst the righteous Muslims of their time. We resized to our party IBD does it have the same impact on us? When we say Guide us to the Straight part? Do we really mean it?
How many of us have ever cried when reciting Surah Fatiha how many of us have ever big Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance?
How many of us recite the surah when we are confused? Because we get confused often. I know while I'm always getting questions, I'm confused about this. I'm confused about that. This one I gave this opinion that when I gave that opinion, this must have says this debt must have said this this group of Muslims is this that global Muslim says that we all go to people for our answers. How many of us turn to Allah subhana wa tada actually guide me to the straight part.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Whenever there was an issue where people were disputing about he will simply ask Allah for guidance. It was the same with the early scholars they would ask Allah for guidance. Yes, they would research Yes, they would look and study the different opinions. But before coming to an opinion on their own, they will pray two rakaat Uppsala and genuinely ask Allah subhana wa Taala for guidance. How many of us do this, when we are confused? Please our salah
and genuinely make the dua, Nina sirata, must have been thinking about the topic where we are confused and we don't want to be misguided about that Allah shows us what is the right way.
Surah Al Fatiha is the single most important to our, that any human can make. And this is why even when I talk to people who are not Muslims, about Islam,
I always tell them that if you don't do anything else, at least when you are alone, ask God to guide you.
Because you want to follow what's right. So maybe you don't believe me, maybe you don't believe people ask God let God guide you. Because at the end of the day, it's only Allah who puts guidance in the hearts of the believers and into the hearts of people. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has promised us in the Quran, that He guides, those who seek His guidance. So whatever background the person is from, I always encourage them to ask Allah directly for guidance.
And I've even said this to atheists, or the call once I was having a discussion with an atheist about religion.
And I told him, there's any atheists listening, I want you to listen to this to that. If you if you are correct. If you look at it from us, objectively, if you are correct,
then I have nothing to lose by being a Muslim. I live a good life. I live a righteous life. I do good to people and I die. I don't lose anything.
But if I am correct, if Islam is correct, then you lose everything. Because that means eternal hellfire.
And you don't want to be in that situation.
So whether you want to believe in God or not, you at least owe it to yourself, that you research and you study and you learn and see, which is the true religion of God if there is one. And when you are alone, ask him to guide you. And I remember once I told this to an atheist, and he told me that he hamdulillah that he had went and he had prayed to God and ask God to guide him that he told he said God if you exist, then show me the right way. So you know this is something we need to encourage everybody to do to seek Allah's guidance. This is why Surah Fatiha is the surah which has been chosen for us to recite
in every Raka of our Salah
because it is the single most important thing that we can ask for.
In one of the books of Tafseer a very interesting line is mentioned that when we see in a Serato Mr. Team, Guide us to the straight path. Then two lines later Allah subhanaw taala responds to that
But we need to take a short break. So I will mention the response. After we return Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Today we are concluding the Tafseer of Surah Al Fatiha two months of in depth of seer into the opening surah of the Quran, which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called the greatest surah
about which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that nothing like it has been revealed in the Quran, or in the Psalms, or in the Gospel, or in the Torah. Nothing like it has been revealed before, about which the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam has said that a door is open in paradise for the surahs revelation, which has never been opened before.
I hope we understand how important Sure is. And my one prayer is that we will listen to this that none of us take this lightly anymore. And he becomes an important part of our lives. And something which changes our lives every day. Because we are in need of guidance every day.
Someone might ask, Well, I'm already guided the meridian Muslim, why do I need to ask for guidance every day. And the response is simple. is always some aspect in our life where we don't have guidance. There's always some aspect in our life, which we don't know. It's always some aspect in our life where we have a mistake, or we have a wrong understanding or a wrong belief.
And so out of humility, as slaves of Allah, recognizing that we are humans and humans make mistakes and we are full of mistakes and deficiencies. It is our duty to ask our Creator every single day in a shiratama stop him, guide us
Guide us to the straight path. She was the right way.
And I mentioned we should make this even when something specific is confusing us.
We asked about the issue of fake and received two or three different opinions and we are confused as to who is right. ask Allah for guidance.
Because Allah will show us the right way.
Before we went on the break, we are talking about the Tafseer of this verse. One of the scholars had mentioned that Allah subhana wa Taala responds to this verse on the very next page, just two verses later, we see the nasty radomes takim Guide us to the straight path serrato leadin and M de la jolla Mercado de la Mola, Tallinn, the part of those who are favored not those who have who are angry with one is three. Then what's the next line on the next page? Olive means article Geeta Bala Ray Buffy hudl is talking.
This is a book in which there is no doubt it is a guidance for those who fear Allah. So this call is linked these two verses together. This is why Surah Baqarah is immediately after Surah Fatiha and this verse is immediately after neuropathy. How did we ask Allah for guidance on what in the first page of the Quran and on the second page of the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala responded tell us that this is the guidance. The Quran is the guidance. If you want Allah as guidance, understand the Quran. Follow the Quran. Live the Quran,
because it is who doesn't live in. It is a guidance for those who are conscious of the Creator. It is a guidance for those who have Taqwa.
In another verse of Surah Baqarah Allah subhanho wa Taala says that surah of the Quran is hudl in us guidance for mankind.
So the scholars see one verse mentions guidance for mankind. Another verse mentions guidance for those who are righteous. What does that mean?
Again, we go back to the two types of guidance. One is to show the right way. And one is we accept it in the heart.
So the Quran is a guidance for mankind in that it shows all of mankind right and wrong.
But the Quran is specifically a guidance for those who fear the creator we're conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala in that it impacts their hearts. Anybody who reads the Quran will know right from wrong, but who will follow it? Who will live it? Who will understand it? It is one whose heart is connected to the Creator. So if you want the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala The answer is to understand and practice and follow the Quran. and by extension the sooner because the sooner is the explanation of the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala has told us in the Quran about the Prophet Muhammad Allah Islam, that he sent him, the tuba Li Na semana de la la him, to explain to the people what has
been revealed to them, and the explanation of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is known as the sooner the Hadees. So it is equally important to follow the Hadith as the authentic
Cadiz as it is to follow the Quran
so the Quran is the book of guidance.
And with this 100 we have reached the end of out of fear of Surah Al Fatiha so to summarize the main points of Surah Al Fatiha is that we need to recite this with understanding you know sada as it's a conversation between us and Allah, and we need to let it impact our hearts.
We need to understand from the surah who is Allah subhanho wa Taala and what is our relationship to him to Allah subhana wa tada is Rabbul aalameen He is the Lord of the Universe, meaning he has he is one in his lordship tauheed rubia he's one in his lordship. He's the only one who has control over everything that exists.
In teaches us to understand Allah is our Rahmani Raheem on one hand, but Molly kiyomi Dean on the other that Allah is most merciful, but we are also answerable to him on the Day of Judgment. These two verses are brought together to create that balance between hope and fear that we hope for Allah's mercy while fearing
this obeying Him.
So we need to understand that we need to have this balance between hope and fear.
Ignore him Allah, one of the great scholars of Islam had mentioned that a believer should be like a bird, one wing being hope, the other wing being fear and they help being loved. If hope is missing, the bird can't fly properly. If fear is missing, the bird can fly properly. And the love of Allah is not dead bodies dead, meaning our hearts will be dead. If you do not love Allah subhanaw taala. So we need to love Allah, and we need to have a balance between fearing Allah and hoping for his mercy. So Allah is our Rahmani Raheem, and he's at the same time molecule meeting. Yes, he is most merciful, but he's also the one who will be answerable to on the Day of Judgment.
we also need to learn from the surah our relationship with our Creator,
what is your relationship? Allah Subhana? wa Taala? Are we from those who claim to believe in Allah but we don't follow him? Are we from those who believe in Allah but worship others along with him? Are we from those who are too distracted by this world to even think about this question? Because that category exists.
Many people are so distracted by making money or getting better houses or better cars or better lives,
that they forget to even think about this question. They forget to even think about this question. Unless you have a hunger that speaks about them in the Quran, when he says Allah Hakuna Matata for Hot Tamale makabe the competition to pile up the things of this world has distracted you until you visit the graves meaning until we die. Let's not be from that category of people who are so distracted by the competition to pile up the things of this world, that we only wake up when we die.
So what is our relationship with Allah? Do we worship Him alone? Do we worship others along with him to be worship him at all? Everyone should think about this question. And we should change our lives in such a way that we become.
For amongst those who truly worship Allah alone. Do we ask of Allah alone? Do we have that tawakkol do we have that in a state when things go wrong? The first thing we do is return to Allah, not the last resort. The first thing we do is turn to Allah. That's the difference between the righteous and others. Even the non Muslim, when things go wrong, they will turn to Allah as a last resort. But the righteous people are those who when things go wrong, the first thing they do is they ask Allah for help. And even when things are right, they still ask Allah for help is asking Allah to keep things straight, to keep things steady to keep things good, and not allow bad things to affect them. That
is they don't forget Allah even in good times.
The final lesson which we learned from the surah is the importance of guidance in our lives and the importance of asking it every day. If it was not important to ask for guidance every day, then we wouldn't have been asked to recite the surah in every rakah of our Salah guidance we need all the time. We wake up in the morning. And so many things happen to us between breakfast and lunch that we can easily fall into some sense. Yet in the morning when you wake up repays budget and we make this to offer guidance. by lunchtime come up to her and again you make this to offer guidance. When it's evening and you're tired and going home we go to prayer again we make this to offer guidance. After
supper we go for money we make this to offer guidance. Before going to bed we pray Shall we make this to offer guidance. If we do this every day five times a day, then we will not be misguided if we do it sincerely.
is Surah Al Fatiha.
Two main themes who is Allah and what is our relationship with him and guidance, it's important and his types and how to achieve it. If you
understand all of this, then we have understood the greatest tour of the Quran.
And now comes the real test to benefit from this.
It's not just about understanding it's about benefiting it's about practice, because with knowledge comes the responsibility to practice that knowledge.
So, we need to put this into practice. We can start by thinking about the meanings of surah Patino sola and it's not easy it's not easy in sola to to retain our concentration because in Salah you know once we see a low open and start our Salah we start thinking about everything we remember we we left our keys remember the appointments which we forgot, and our mind raises to 101 things, but this is the Jihad This is the struggle to train our minds. Every time our mind goes on topic to say no, let me concentrate on the soul and what it means. If we do this inshallah, in overtime, we will have trained our minds to understand and to pray properly.
So with that we have come to the end of this week's tafsir the end of our series of Surah
I'm not too sure what sutra to do the Tafseer of next I would like to have your suggestions on that. So if you could contact us and let me know what sutra you would want me to Tafseer of next, inshallah I can decide.
inshallah, next week, I want to do a very quick recap on all the students that we have covered thus far the week after, I won't be around, but inshallah, in the meanwhile, think of what you want me to do next and inshallah we will go into that after I return for my trip in two weeks time. So with that inshallah, we will conclude for today. I will see you again next week. For a recap of the sutras which we have covered thus far. Which is too late. Last hoorah, phylloxera nasty Surah Fatiha Jazakallah Hi, Ron. Welcome to da Juana and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen, wa salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh