Al Fatihah An In Depth Study Part 05
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Salah will continue with our discussion of the sort of impact he has. Right yesterday we talked mostly about the concept of hemp. And from that we saw that hemp is a very important concept that is expressed by the tongue but is first and foremost something which is in the heart has to be a feeling of gratitude of appreciation of all humility, and submissiveness that one feels towards Allah subhanho wa Taala with respect to all those perfect and beautiful attributes and with respect to all those beautiful actions, whether with respect to oneself or with respect to others,
if those feelings of love and those feelings of admiration and gratitude and so forth, they are not actually in the hearts then it is not truly humped. It might be mud, as we said, like has another word in Arabic where you just pray someone by your tongue even if you don't mean it in your heart, but for saluted the hum. It has to have all of those conditions of the hearts that we spoke about yesterday for this, and we spoke about the point also that this feeling of gratitude towards Allah subhana wa tada is very important with respect to our process of getting the guidance from the Quran, from what Allah subhanaw taala has revealed. And even this
fact of being guided to thinking Allah subhana wa tada and having this feeling of hunt. And if this feeling of hums, in itself is a great blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala just the fact that Allah Subhana Allah God has guided us to know what that is. And to have this feeling of
gratitude towards Allah subhanho wa Taala This in itself is a great bounty. And if we actually have that feeling of hum of praise and gratitude towards Allah subhanho wa Taala This is more important even than any demo or any bounty that we could receive in this world.
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supposed to send them said that Allison had to reach out and never give us a servant's aboagye. But if he says Alhamdulillah, what he gave you and in other words, this expression of a handler is better than what she received.
This expression of a handler is better than any Namah any bouncy, any physical room, the bounty that you could get in this life, while possibly coming in and just have eaten or having. He said, Yes, obviously the boundaries of this life, anything you have in this life is going to perish. It's not going to last forever, but your statement that hamdulillah that good deed of yours. This is from those deeds which will be perpetual, and will be everlasting as Allah subhana wa Collison Ron
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MLA, Allah subhanho wa Taala says and men will be known as the wealth and children. These are the dormice of this worldly life, but above the ultrasonic, which many of the early scholars interpreted as these words of Vicar like Laila and a lot hamdulillah. And he these remaining good deeds, they are better with your Lord and reward and
so whenever we receive any kind of bounty from Allah subhanho wa Taala, or whenever even we think about Allah Subhana Allah God has perfect and beautiful attributes. And Allah guides this to say 100
Actually, this passion in itself is a great number from Allah subhana wa tada
that deserves more humped and more gratitude on our part. So it's almost like an infinite progression. For example of Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you some kind of belt He blesses you with something and you express him towards Allah subhana wa tada because Allah subhanho wa Taala gives donkeys to many people this dunya
Allah sign without it gives to virtually anyone of this union. Here there's very few of them who are affected in the Quran makes it very clear that the very few that are shackled in there are very few among mankind that I really check it in. You're gonna sugar and as we talked about yesterday, and hams is even more than sugar.
Daddy also handle exotic gifts to everyone of this Junior but how many of the people in this room
has a lesson how to watch Allah blessed
with the understanding that they should give praise and thanks to Allah
so being guided to this practice you should give praise and thanks to Allah subhana wa Tada This in itself is a great name a great blessing from a listener.
So this is almost like an infinite progression. And that should make you realize every time I listen to grant you this blessing of remembering to make $100 100 data This should make you realize actually how much is your shortcoming with respect to Allah subhana wa tada and with respect to giving the proper 100 that you should give to us Allah subhana wa Tada. In reality, as he talked about the bonuses that I mentioned last time, even the policies that have been said he cannot praise Allah Subhana Allah God in the way that almost no data is deserving. So if you realize that fact you should always be trying to improve yourself with respect to others.
As we talked about the meaning of the phrase of the lamb is All praise is due to a lesson how to work out and only on the sandwich.
And from the rest of the few verses, the beginning verses we know why all the humble and solace and with Allah, because he is alone. He is the Supreme Being.
And because he is Rahul amin and because he's a Rahman r Rahim. And because he's not a human being. And one interpretation of these verses is that these are the names are placed in what they call a position those in the Arabic classes we know that
and they explain why all hum belongs to Allah subhanaw taala because he has a lot because he has a little bit alameen because he is
because he's medically on Monday. Because of all of these facts, he is deserving of all of that.
So now inshallah we'll move on to the next term.
And the meaning of the word.
As I said, at the end last time, is a very important concept that we should understand in detail, but we'll have to leave our discussion at this point and move on.
So we'll discuss first what is Rob and then what is the latter mean and discuss the meaning and context of the verse here inshallah.
Actually, the Arabic word like the Arabic word humped, has many dimensions to
the word has many uses for it.
Sometimes a word might have many meanings to it, many dimensions, many aspects to it. And when you use it, you may use it, meaning only one of those aspects. Or you may use it meaning all of those aspects. So for example, the word drama as we'll talk about has many different usages. But when we speak about a listener with God, we know that he is robbed in the conditions meaning all of these different usages apply to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Among the different aspects or meanings that Trump is inclusive of.
The first one is a just claim to the possession of anything, can In other words, he is a robber, as the implication of being the owner or the one in authority.
And since he is the one and authority, that means that he is the one who is supposed to be obeyed and listened to and submitted to.
It also means the protector, the one who brings something into its perfect state.
It also means the Guardian, the one who brings something up the one who hears something. One of the most of the words, one of the words is related to is the word Serbia, which probably all you're familiar with. And this meaning of this aspect to the word is almost kind of what God has, for example, the one who brings something up in the best manner until it is perfected or until it is completed.
So with respect to human beings, that is almost unheard of with Allah who created them from the sperm a drop of sperm, and made them into congealed form of blood, and then a little bit
and so forth, these steps of developing the human beings, the one who does that kind of development is
so listen to what God is the one that has done that for human beings, all the changes all of the stages that any life form goes through. These are being done by Allah subhana wa Tada.
So, he's the one who brings something up or we're something he's also along that process. He's also the nurturer and the Sustainer and he's the one that is providing for the one who's developing through the different stages.
It also can mean collarbones, when there is motion.
Now the word, even if we go through the Quran
will see this word Rob, when it's used in a vocal construct, how did we translate it often here, because we always left it as you know for construction,
reduce dependence to something else. And it could be used for other than others.
the role of the household, the husband, or the father is reversals,
because he is the one in authority in the household.
He is the one who's responsible for guarding and protecting and bringing up that household. So, he is referred to as the, of the household.
So, this is a word that as I said, even the Quran and Hadees in the process of them, sometimes in need of a construction meeting refer to other events, listen handler data, but the meaning is similar. But of course, and it is no comparison between the job or the therapy of someone, as opposed to how Allah subhanaw taala brings with anyone, but if you ever say and
then of course, this is only a lesson.
So, if we wanted to break down then the meaning of the different aspects of the wardrobe and it is like the owner or the possessor of something, number one, the owner position or something.
Number two, the obeyed authority
to obey master ruler, whatever the case might be. And number three, the nurture the Sustainer the one that brings it up brings up something real something
all three of these aspects are contained in a rub. And also rub implies that he is also the Creator. When we say that he brings something up, he brings it up from the first aspects. So in other words, something did not exist, he brings it into existence, and he developed. So Rob also implies that He is the Creator.
So for example, Evan, Samia, he defines Rob, as a love be the one that brings something up the Creator, the Sustainer, the Helper, the guide,
all of those are implied in the wardrobe.
A poverty is defined by saying that Allah is the master without pure Can you see, without fear nothing is equal to his dominion. He is the one who arranges the affairs of his creatures, through the bounty which he liberally bestows on them. And he is the owner to whom the creation and the command belong.
So when we say that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah Allah mean when we say that Allah
implies all of these aspects. And if Allah subhana wa tada created it sustains it, ne it has authority over words, is supposed to be submitted to all these aspects are captured in the words.
And when we think about it, as alluded to earlier, the concept of probio and bringing something up is something that human beings also can do. But there's a big difference between as I said, Allah Roby and human beings who bring something
by highlighting some of these points the Dalai Lama has mentioned, we can have a greater appreciation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. As
you can have a greater appreciation will listen to how to without as a verb, and then inshallah, when we appreciate Allah subhanho wa Taala zero, we will then be pleased with Allah zero. And this is one of the aspects of tasting the sweetness of events. As we'll talk about, shortly, there's three aspects in that in that ecosystem. One of the aspects of tasting the sweetness of a man is that you are pleased with Allah as
you're pleased with alive.
So what we've described so far, basically you can think of it that that Allah subhana wa tada again, is the one creating providing and bringing up and the way he does it is in a way different from anyone else.
So if you compare this if you compare Alice and Hannah with data to those who might bring people up or bring children up or whatever, and this worldly life, we see that there's some very important differences between Allah subhana wa tada and anyone else that you may turn to for assistance, or protection or guidance and so forth.
One of the main aspects of course, we alluded to last time,
Tyler's not in need of any of his creatures.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala provides and brings up
One up, he has no ulterior motive. And anyone else who helps someone who supply sustenance for anyone or bring someone up, he's going to have some kind of ulterior motive. Either he's looking for some kind of reward. He's looking for some kind of thing. He's looking for something in his heart to make him feel better. What were the lesson handwerk godda, Allah subhana wa tada has no other ulterior motive of that nature whatsoever. And obviously, when people provide for each other in the worldly life, the more that they provide them, the less they actually have, when you provide for others, the physical things, no one's bank account here is infinite and unlimited. Even those
billionaires who think they might be some of them run out of money every now and then. But with a lesson, I know that nothing happens to his wealth or to his donkey whenever he gets. So unless an adult is able to give to any amount. When you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala as your own, you never have to worry about maybe Allah subhanaw taala not having the means or the ability to
listen and what God is always able to provide under any circumstances and even if he provides for everyone, the most of you can want to wish for it will not harm or decrease. Listen, no doubt as in any way. But also when you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala The more you turn to Allah subhana wa tada the more he's pleased, because the more you turn to Him, the more you recognize him as Europe, that He is the Lord. And so the more you turn to Him, actually, you are demonstrating this is why God making God actually is a part of our abundance. It is part of our Arpita that we make God told us and with that, because when you make God you are showing your belief in Allah subhanaw taala that
the listener doll is the one who hears and can answer you dry and can help you so let's say you are when you make God to Allah subhana wa tada you're demonstrating your belief that Allah subhana wa Tada.
So the more you charge him, actually the more or less than what God is pleased with you. The more you go and ask for people of this dunya after a while they are maybe sometimes from the first instance, they become very displeased
with Allah also, one difference between Alice and Hannah without anyone else is the oldest man with God knows what you need better than you and can provide for you even before you ask, again, anybody else doesn't have knowledge of what's going on inside you what's going on with you leaving you but Alison handleless Allah is the one who knows all of those things. So anybody else cannot know until you actually ask or explain what you mean. So what Allah subhana wa tada gives, even before, even before you have the ability to ask,
you know, when you're a fetus, in the womb, of your mother, and you don't have the mental capability of that time even to us, but almost none without us providing for you even before you asked
for any other source also sustenance or health is
always their health and their sustenance will be cut off at some day.
Maybe somebody runs out of money, he can no longer help you, when he dies, he can no longer help you. But also handle without as always, there is never going to be any time in which God is not going to be there ready to sustain and ready to help any of his any of his creation.
So from these, these points in the score has mentioned other points. When the person understands these aspects and other aspects, he should realize that there is no other
there's no one else that he should even think of turning to other than Allison.
Allison, I know a guy that has the qualities that should lead someone to charge him.
And in fact, if you as many scholars mentioned, that if you understand this concept of political obeah and a little listener what God is the only the only real problem is Allah subhana wa Tada This concept of reveal, if you understand this concept
properly, this should lead you towards a goal so hidden over here, if you understand
what it means that I listen to what God is good.
And he has, for example, all of those characteristics that I mentioned, then it should lead you to want to worship and submit to no one other than Allah.
So this is what they mean when they say it's right here should lead to a tornado here
and it's almost
further up the zone.
Having these characteristics that how is it uh why in the world would you ever turn to submit to pray to, for beseech anyone other than or worship anyone other than all the time but that doesn't make any sense.
So your recognition of God as your
and as a little girl that has all of these qualities that I mentioned, this should lead you as I said should lead you to to Hayden, although here worshiping only Allah
you already spoke actually last time when we said it how good Ella means Laila Hello plus hamdulillah
I want to say hello, you're saying that he has all of those perfect characteristics. And also when you say I'm blind, I mean, when you recognize that he is that this should also lead you to the fact that he is the only one for the worship.
Team Mr. Rajan is tafsir A mentioned one statement about the relationship between human beings and Allah subhana wa tada and how human beings are quick to forget this fact. And even when they recognize that Allah subhana wa without oppose oppose the Creator, and sustainer even sometimes, even after they recognize that
they still devote some of their better some of their worship to others in almost no sound.
it is very strange that Allah has other creations besides you. While you do not have Rob besides Him. However, he looks after you as if he has no creation, besides you, while you serve him as if you have other gods besides Him.
And He listened to what God has blossoming, he's taking care of all of the creation, all of the creation. And yet, when you think about how he's taking care of you, yourself, it is as if he was only a creature and he's there for any need that you have
any needs a job, he's there.
As if you are the only creature that Allah subhana wa, tada has the only one that he has to sustain, and to look after, and so forth.
And while he's looking at you, as if you are his only creature,
you are turning away from him and worshipping others as if there are others besides Allah subhanho wa Taala.
One of the aspects of us are a little bit here. And the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala is,
is that this means a listen to what Donna has the authority over the creation of
the whole Hulk, and he has the creation was over and the rule.
If you look at the history of mankind, you can see that many times people take a lesson without Oh, they realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the creator.
Even among the Arabs in the town.
Even the Christians, for example, if you ask a Christian, you know who created the heavens in the earth, they'll say the sun, then they'll say us, at least in my experience, and there were some of these fundamentals now maybe they change the rules a little bit.
They say that no. Okay. In the past.
If you weren't Christian, you know, they don't describe the sun as being the Creator. They say the father was the creator, if you want to as Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in many places upon
when you talk about the Arabs of the flesh,
they recognize that Allah sign with Allah is the one who created the heavens in the air.
They recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala as
reality they recognize him as
their problem and the problem of so many other people's toys, they're not willing to give us our data, they're not willing to give
all of the rights reserved.
They will listen, I know Don is the one who created you, who sustains you, who protects you, who guard you, to guide you, if you're willing to be guided.
Then it's also part of his life that he is to be submitted to that he is to be listened to.
You look at many of the stories of the different prophets. You'll see for example, that there is no question about the idea of the fact that there is a creator there is a being beyond the human realm. For example, when Abraham Allah
was debating with recording and Mr. Nimrod,
Abraham, Allah said this, my lord brings about life and death. His response was, I bring about life.
And I was handed over the lens to someone I say he's going to be killed by people.
And if I say he is going to this, he'll be left.
So he's singing himself as is not realizing courses, he doesn't really bring life or death. And that's going to that point. So what was Abraham's response to him? He tells him, this microbe is the one who brings the sun from the east, bring it from the west. And he was dumbfounded. Of course, you cannot say anything. Right? Because he knows, actually, he does not have that ability does not have that authority. He knows that there is someone or being beyond Who has created this, and actually has the authority over the rule and over the law for decision making changes, right?
If you look closely, for example, to the people of law, if you look closely and upon to the people who betrayed wasn't in denying Allah subhanaw taala exists
in the people who they are saying basically that, yes, like this, we accept the fact that Allah exists, but we want the right to fulfill our desires.
They have the desire, they don't want
to have anything to do with the desires that they want to fulfill.
The people who drive they were surprised outcome growth has anything to do with economic affairs and our rules, and we should be able to do you wish.
And in reality, many of the people today, nowadays, and unfortunately, even among some Muslims, many people have the same attitudes that he did, this has come from the Creator, the Sustainer, the protector, the one we recognize, and so therefore, the one who is deserving of our worship.
This should be our this law has come from Allah subhanaw taala. And this is his right upon us to tell many Muslims even with respect to the city, and they don't.
They say we don't have to implement the Sharia.
To be a Muslim, you don't have to accept the fact that the city is the ultimate laws of work.
When you talk to non Muslims, is not that difficult maybe to prove that there is a creator. And this is one thing that we should notice in this verse in the Quran, Allah subhana wa jal indistinguishable from did not say Alhamdulillah holla Kalani,
as I said, to prove to someone that here's the Creator, this isn't that difficult, but also what God is not saying here, simply that He is the Creator.
He's not saying hi to philomene. But he's saying Rob Bellamy. And there's a big difference between the two. Because, as I said, you could claim the someone created the heavens in the earth. But it doesn't have anything to do with it anymore.
I put I used to call the theists. And actually, this is also Aristotle, the famous philosopher. This was his belief. He is a creator, but he has nothing to do with what's happening nowadays, what is going on?
So listen, I know what God is reminding us on here. That that's not the case.
And he's not just a product, but he is also a blogger.
And when we say that he's our blog, I mean, what that should remind us of, is that he's involved in every moment of our lives. Because I said, He's not so hard and literally created everything, and then just left everything. But he is involved in every moment of our life, he is our hub.
When we get nourishment when we get sustenance, just comes from almost line with that or just comes from the rub.
If we get guidance, if we see things straight, I'm the lead. This comes from rubber. So let's turn to a guide and one of the opening verses
that we read every day, I listen to what God is not just telling us that he created all of this, but all this man was reminding us that he's involved in every moment, everything that happens
and he's also reminding us that we cannot do without him.
he's robola mean, then what that means is we cannot do without
you cannot have
any the thing that is being taken care of sustained without the sustaining.
So for most of our data leaves us
This means we don't exist.
So we are very much in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we are always depended upon Allah subhanho wa Taala and there's no
Other than all the data that we can be dependent upon.
And as I said, as we read sort of to the Patreon, every time Allah subhanho wa Taala, is reminding us of this fact over and over again.
Some of the alumni say that a rub is the Greatest Name of all this kind of data you mentioned before. So now already we've had a lot.
three of the names, the most important names, almost none of them are the names of some scholars have concluded, could possibly be the greatest game of all time.
And this name, by the way, because Rob has a lot to do with the actions of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what he's doing with respect to this universe, this cosmos,
you will find that this is one of the most common names that is used in the job. If you look at the jobs, there's different prophets in the Quran.
Many times to begin with,
because Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one in charge of all affairs, is managing all prayers. He's disposing of all affairs. So you turn to him with that aspect of his and you say,
Our Lord is
the one who's disposing of the phrases we said, we turned to him we say lahoma Aloma, this includes all these attributes returned to him will say,
to recognize that relationship between us and him that he is our job, and we are His service
is the mob is the one who takes care of mankind and all the creation in many different ways.
As we alluded to before, by creating them in the first place, by giving them their means of sustenance, by giving them what they need to continue to live and so forth. But his obeah, or his therapy, with respect to his creation is of two types, two general types. And the specific thing because as we alluded to, when it's clear from what I mean is that Allah subhanho wa Taala is above all people, whether they like it or not, whether they're willing to admit it or not, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the rub of all people.
But as I said, his robia or his phobia is of two types, a general type and a specific type.
The general side is that for all his creations, and he provides for them, He gives them sustenance, he goes into what is good for them, being creative in such a way that they are naturally endowed, to finding or to seeking what is best for them.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala also has a specific or special kind of Serbia.
And that is for those people who are beloved to him.
First, He grants them the blessing of a man
and guides them to the straight path, he keeps from them the things that will harm them in their faith, and protect them from any evil, both in this life and also obviously, in the next month or
so when we make God's handiwork God and call upon this name.
It is a way of kind of seeking from Allah subhanho wa Taala that we want to be among those people who have that special relationship of robia Serbia with you. And we're looking not just to be automatic China's or whether they turn to Allah and see company, property or not. We want to be from those people who recognize that you are the robot. And so therefore, you will bless us and help us and protect us in this life.
I think that's sorry for the words are up right now. And let's put it together with a lot of the lighting.
here's the rub of the atom. So, enough of an explanation.
First of all the words a lot I mean,
before we get into details about what is referring to here, obviously is referring to some parts of the world the creation, but the word item itself, item actually means assign
because all of creation points to the fact that is been created,
all the creation points the fact that it has been created.
So when we talk about the different aspects of creation, we refer to them as items.
Because they are they are a sign pointing to their Creator.
Because the logical person knows that somebody cannot exist without the Creator.
Word in itself the word Allah mean when Allah subhanho wa Taala refers to the creation as Allah mean this word in itself. When you translate it, for example, into English, you're going to lose probably some of that aspects, that aspect that everything in this creation is a sign that it is created.
You may come to that logic meaningless, but in Arabic, the word itself that Allah subhanho wa Taala uses is pointing to that. So just from meaning that we have his Brahma will Allah mean, these are all of all of these things that he's created, that in turn points to the fact that the creator exists.
For the specific meaning of Atomy. In here, there's some differences of opinion among the most serene. And as I said, we will not go into much detail on these differences of opinion. I will just tell you what they say. And each one has evidence for dizzy.
One opinion is this a lot I mean here is that everything that is contained in the heavens and the earth,
and everything in the summer lucky we'll have
a second opinion. And this opinion is related from even above.
the delight of being here means the jinn and humans only.
There's a verse in the Quran that says he akuna Delilah Amina,
he's a warner for me. So the film is a warner for for home, is in order for those two categories of creation that he was sent for the humans in the gym. So based on this verse wants to conclude that charlamagne roble Allah means the jinn and humans. A third opinion is it refers to humans only. And again, you can find evidence for that depending upon and a fourth opinion is that it refers to all rational beings, so not to animals and not order called nonliving, inanimate objects, but you have the ginger Malaika, angels, human beings. This is the fourth opinion, probably the strongest opinion is that it refers to everything that is contained in the heavens of the earth. And it is a word and
this is not uncommon in the Arabic language. It has a word that has a general meaning to it, but sometimes it is used in a specific manner. salamin includes all of the creative beings, everything other than all channels, data is from an enemy, because everything is created. salamin encompasses all creative beings. So is everything except to listen to what data in some cases you may use alameen to mean something specific, like in that verse, that
verse in the Quran, and the debate between Sharon and musala, a certain color for Omar Abdullah, the main color of the Samoa to Alon Omar been
crowned, said what is the rebel army, and he was he dropped the heavens and the earth, and what is between them.
And I think the majority opinion, especially among the latest scholars, is that it refers to all of the creation, everything other than Allah subhanaw taala.
So when you think about everything other than all the time with audio of all different kinds of items, and by the way, is it's a word, which is a pool in itself. And it's very unusual to see
pool, I mean, it's not common to see this, because item in itself is a collective noun.
And like jch means an army, which means all of the individual troops of that army are parts of the word jaysh. So when you say Ireland, for example, you have Ireland and Malaika, the world of angels, so that means all of the angels are parts of Ireland and Malacca. You have islands in the world of the jinn, the item of the inanimate of the walks and the water of the oceans, whatever, all of these in themselves is an item. And together they make up the mean that Allah subhanaw taala is referring to just quickly when we mentioned this, if you read some of the books associated there's a number of reports which are not authentic by any means and most of the facility, they say that they are very
strange reports about how many mean has God has created. So for example, some of them say it is 80,000 or 40,000, or whatever. And then
he goes off into discussion about this, as many other worlds decided.
I mean, a modern day science fiction writer would have been very happy with what he wrote, talking about the other worlds that might exist out there, a lot of them but none of that is based on authentic information.
So we have and we have a lot of mean which are the creative beings, which are a sign of the fact that they are created by a creator. So in this personal forum, we have a distinction a clear distinction between
Hi, I'm Rob, the creator.
And the created, there is a clear distinction between the ROB panel
and the relationship between them as always that Rob and marble, the Rob, and the subject of.
Now, that may not seem important. But if you're familiar with those different groups of people who believe what is within Islam or outside of Islam, and God incarnate, for example, that God is a human being, God has become a human being, or that we can become one with Gods, and so forth. All of those kinds of beliefs actually are negated just by this one facet.
Because we're all separate and distinct from a lot of the things that he has created. We cannot become one with Rob, and Rob does not become part of Alameda.
He has always
been close to see in this passage, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that he is
this means he is not
a special people. He's not thought of some tribe, or some nationality, or some race, some color. But all of a sudden, what God is global, every everyone and everything.
To this day, you will see lots of people who think that they have a God and that God is special for them. The God of those people,
Allah subhana wa, God is negating that completely. For example, if you go through the Old Testament, if you read the Old Testament is very clear that God tells the people of Israel, he was real, that your Lord is one God. So they believed, and it's very clear, he resorts has meant that they had their own, and other people's had their own robe also.
And so you have the God of the tribalism. And then you have the God of the People's Canaan and other people.
So they believe that they had their own special little guy.
This, by the way, could lead to racism, obviously, my God is better than your God, and he's my own God
was special compared to you. And so you wouldn't be surprised if you have an ideology developing out of that, which is very racist ideology, that won't be surprising.
But unless you've had data from the beginning, he's saying that he is not just Muslim proper meaning for Allah subhanho wa Taala mean for all creation.
And what this also means is that, since he is the rub of all people, there's no tribe, there's no race, nothing that has special status, just because the from that tribe or from that race, and even those people who claim to believe in Him, and claim to submit to Him, He is there on as well as the rub of the disbelievers.
For example, sometimes Muslims they think of themselves as the fact that since we're Muslims, and we're believing in Allah, this means unless you do something for us, and you said and such to all of the disbelievers that actually mean, and he has decreed,
he has decreed what he calls societal laws, what are known as the sun and have a look around with that. And so as the Muslims, for example, do not meet their criteria, just because they're Muslim doesn't mean that he's a robber. He's against older enemies, and want to support them, whether they're right or wrong, whether they're doing what they should do, or they're not doing what they should. But actually, his
name is Kenya, for example. And also chef Yara mentioned this many times, but even Samia says that Allah subhanho wa Taala amazed amaze supports a catheter war and a care for the people over the Muslims
are just, and the Muslims are not just
because he said his robe Malala mean, he has certain laws is decreed for this existence. So the Muslims do not meet what they're supposed to meet. Then this doesn't mean that all the time what Allah says that these are my people, regardless of what they do, regardless of what they say, even if they commit COVID I'm sure they'll be my people and always support them over others. There's not a national gap. There's not a racial gap. He is
and he deals with all of them, based on the fact that he's of justice is a robe of mercy, as we'll talk about.
When someone then understands these points about Allah subhana wa tada and the fact that Allah subhanaw taala is the mean and what that means then he
Turn to no one other than Allah subhana wa tada Allah will become as ILA is object of worship is not born.
And as we said also he will become pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala he will become
with Allah as
and heavy that I was referring to earlier, the processor themselves their family men, men neurorehabil a robin Tobin Islami dienen Mohammedan.
The politician said that there's three characteristics that someone has these two characteristics, he has tasted the sweetness of a man, it is the one who was pleased with allies,
and with Islam as Jean, and with Mohammed as the messenger.
for now, I think there will be sufficient, I want to try something a little bit different. Now we have a few minutes inshallah. So instead of getting into a new topic in a few minutes, let me try something different.
When I begin the discussion of last time, I spoke about the fact that is a concept that has very deep, meaning different aspects to it.
And what happens is that we are influenced even when it comes to words that we hear, we are influenced by the culture that we're in, where I am influenced by the dominant culture in particular.
And so for example, nowadays, even throughout the Muslim world, the dominant culture nowadays is secrets called a secular, Christian Western culture.
When people speak about religion, the concept of religion is probably not the same as the concept of Jean during the time of the power system, and afterwards, because a lot of things have changed. People look at religion differently. When you say God, even people look at God differently than they used to.
And so therefore, it's very important that we understand all of these terms of the plan, in the way that they are supposed to be understood. So that's why we weren't in detail about the 14 or 15 characteristics of what
embodies and why we want to understand for example, Rob, in detail.
Now, after we have finished describing a hunt, and describing
how would you translate that in English
Okay, how would you translate?
How would you translate a lot? I mean,
cuz I would you translate then the whole phrase.
Let's go the other way. Now, how would you translate praise into Arabic?
Sure. So now we want to go from Arabic into English.
What I did is I gathered together 38 translations into English.
And the vast majority of them, they translate
Now, if I were to just ask you, England, give me an English definition of the word praise.
Let's say like you're not an Arabic speaker. So you just pick up a translation of the Quran, and pick up almost any one of these pays belong. So here's a nice one praises property.
Prices, if you were to pick up a translation,
and you see the word praise, would you be capturing the actual meaning of it.
So this is this is telling us that they can include errors, there is maybe a meaning to the word and what the entire especially means. That is much more than just what you'll get from a word or a translation. So there are some transitions where they tried to catch a little bit more, because everyone says all the praises and things are trauma, bridges and things that you love. Another one is all types of perfect and true praise belongs to Allah alone.
And another one is faithful Praise be to Allah. And actually, if you go back far enough in dictionaries in the English language, and if you go back to a book written in 1945, James Hastings Dictionary of the Bible, you can find a definition of praise, which is pretty cool. So
but the problem is that the word has kind of changed over time and is not going to really reflect everything which is meant by phrase and what about
Lord, what's his Lord when
he was speaking about the divine? I mean, British Lord, right? British common law. So Lord means someone who has some authority or title or position. But when speaking about the divine, so when you're reading, for example, when you say Lord of the worlds, are you going to be thinking about British
law and actually, if you look at the usage of the word, it is actually just a substitute for one of the names of God.
In the Old Testament, there was three names of God one before little words that they can pronounce, which we now pronounce is yellow. And then we have I deny, and
basically, since they cannot pronounce that first the Jews cannot pronounce, it was forbidden for them to pronounce the name of God, they would add either the vowels of Adonai or Elohim, after. And so therefore, when translating the Bible into English, if they use the word at an eye, they were translated as Lord, because they use the word Elohim. They were translated as God.
It's basically another name of God. Now, if you look at many, many definitions here of the word Lord in different dictionaries,
most of them simply say, it means God,
the title given to God,
as they get into others, for example, one having power and authority over others, but that's the small L, when they talk about the capital L Lord is not the one having foreign authority. They just they just mean that it's gone. So when you translate it on, has Lord actually, there's no essence of meaning whatsoever, that this is your sustain, and nourish the one that is bringing you up, the one who is actively involved with you, for example, at this moment, providing,
there's no meaning whatsoever, and the word Lord, even though the vast majority of those who translated it mean that translated as the Lord. Some of them tried to get around to some of them translated as the Sustainer.
Others as the cherisher, and sustainer, which actually is a release of it.
But actually, the word Lord does not seem to mess it up at all. And in fact, a couple of them are translated as rubbish. And we're doing this just as convenience sake, there's actually no word that we can pick that up. So use the word story. And in my point in all of that goes back to what I said, if he wants to take the brand, seriously, and want to understand it seriously. So then inshallah we get the guidance that we need from it and really benefit from it, we have to go back and really understand what it means. And we cannot allow ourselves to have some perception in our mind. With all these translations, for example, Praise be to God, I might understand praise to mean something.
And it may not even be watching the dictionary, before I go into the dictionary, I might find a phrase has a different meaning from what I understood. So the important point is to go back to see what does this word mean? And did I understand that person, for example, has no relationship whatsoever with the word Lord? So if I read it says, Lord of the worlds, that immediately something jumps to my mind was absorbed, but it has nothing to do with Rome. So it's very important that we turn to the Quran to understand what is the Quran saying, according to the words that is given to us, not according to how these words might have changed over time or not according to perceptions.
We might have what these words mean. But we have to go back to really understand what they mean. So I'm going to point to men with the humbler and started the extent with
a little more