Al Fatihah An In Depth Study Part 19
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala nabina. Muhammad was
inshallah we'll finish up with someone with bandana Philippines talking, I have just a pointer to left to go.
And then we'll move on to the next person.
Hopefully I won't need to read anything on the board because all the spaces can take.
So last time we were speaking about Angela said almost nothing. One of the translations we giving, this is where we ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide us to the straight path.
And of course, this straight path that we're asking Alyssa Henrik direct to guide us for,
as we'll talk about is defined in many ways. But obviously, even before we get to how to the final, obviously, it is consistent with the goal that we have stated before. Yeah, can I believe it is consistent with our statement and the stakeholders in our data that you alone do we worship and in fact, if you think about what is the state that obviously the main goal, the main purpose of the straight path is the worship of Allah Subhan Allah and Allah subhana wa tada himself has reminded us of that fact in the Quran, when Allah subhana wa tada tells us when it bodoni had a certain list of
Allah subhanho wa Taala says and worship need, that is a path that is straight.
So this worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala, this goal of ours, obviously, is, is the same destination that the straight path is leading to, there's no contradiction between them, whatsoever. And last time, we also when we spoke about the Mr. Kane,
we only gave actually one of his possible needs.
Moscow fame, as we spoke about last time, it means straight as an something that doesn't have any curves and events to it, and so forth. But another concept of the word Mr. Payne is the thing which is correct, which is right, sound proper in order.
And this is another meaning of the word was stuffing.
So for example, in pursuit of poverty, and poverty ecosystems around a commentator coverage, listen to what Tyler has described in the list, Apollo describes it as it must have been, because no swab left photography, because it is correct. There's no errors whatsoever. And
so this is another possible meaning of stopping
the distance, the path of truth.
This is the path of what is sound and proper. And this is a point that should be obvious in the mind of a Muslim or when he's thinking about the subtleties of pain. And he not only is it a straight path,
that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made easy to follow, but also it is the path of truth of righteousness, the path of what is correct what is sound, and actually Allah subhana wa Taala has made it in the pit of human beings in the nature of human beings.
In general, you can say that there is a tendency to love what is correct, what is true, what is sound, what is proper, what is just
so, also almost nothing also has that implication to it. And in fact, when you say so, often most of things that opens nothing, this might actually be the over overriding meaning of it, because when you say a fraud, one of the characteristics of a Serato if I mentioned that, in general there would not use the word source unless the path is straight. If you remember, he mentioned five qualities for slots and one of them was in this department aspect.
So the strangeness of it may actually already be captured in the slots in the most appealing maybe here maybe, meaning that it says the right to properly so we're asking Allah subhana wa tada to guide us to the path that is the correct light. The sound sort of,
as I said, both are possible. But in general, when you're looking to see if they emphasize the one meaning of the Muslim is being straight, but at the same time, the concept of karma, if you ask ABS here, they will probably tell you that it also has that clear concept of being fat that is the right that is correct.
Another thing that is clear from this text in the Quran, and other texts in the Quran and also from the meaning of the surah
is that it is a path which is specific for the purpose
of the Muslims.
following a path
again, this is also something that should be very clear in our minds that we are supposed to be following a path, which is unique.
It is unique, and it is distinguished from all other paths.
The other paths that people will either they have strayed from the straight path, or they have lost the straight path, even in its essence, they may have had it at one time, we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent messengers and some guidance to all peoples.
So, either they have lost it completely in the sense that they almost have no relation to the server, or
the original source of it, they might have some concept of it, but they have strayed from the purpose of and so, therefore, the only ones who are currently on this specific path, the least Well listen, handle attalla are the Muslims who are following the problem homosassa, the last prophet that Allah subhanaw taala has said.
So the path is unique with respect to its role with respect to its final destination
with respect to its ultimate guide, meaning Allah subhanho wa Taala with respect to its final guide in this world, and we will discuss that in more detail.
It is unique with respect to its beliefs, its behavior, its conduct.
And this touches upon actually all aspects of life.
Whether you're talking about economics, politics, social aspects, morals, ethics, aspects of worship, belief about God, relationship between the sexes, whatever aspect you're talking about, this path is unique.
And as you said, all of these different areas are touched upon by this path. So the Muslim in his life is following a path which is different from the path of other people.
And this is also an important concept, that should be again, clear the mind of almost when he sees people following other ways, especially in this union, when they're seeking after this and that and, and claiming this ism, ism, socialism, capitalism, democracy, whatever it is that they're claiming, the Muslims should realize that he is his obligation to follow a path, which is different from what those other people are for. Now, this is something that the non Muslims have recognized for centuries, is not something new for them. And it is something that they have disliked about Muslims for a long time.
And something that they have tried to break down in different ways. But especially in this era of globalization, what they call globalization.
Other people have a less complimentary name for that, in this era of globalization, where everyone is supposed to be equal and same member of this kind of global society,
it is no longer considered acceptable. If you have large masses that are falling away, which is different from
a recent statement from a politician talking about the women in the Muslim societies thing is they are doing a lot of large changes occurred, but they're not doing everything that we want them to do. Otherwise, they have an agenda, that all these people, these Muslims should become a certain way. And that way, it actually is the same as their weight, even though they speak of freedom and other term, but in reality, this is what has occurred.
So the Muslim has to be cognizant of the fact that their goal is and what they're trying to do is to follow a special a very special way, a distinct path,
a way of life that is different from all of the other paths that people are pulling in.
And obviously, when you think more about this path, and what it is, he realized that it is obviously a normal path,
a very great fantasies fallen.
And so once you realize that, that and realize that this distinction between that path and all of the other tasks that people have on, he will try even harder to make sure that he is distinct.
And along that unique path, which is the path that leads to Allah subhanaw taala.
And what this means, of course, is that he will not he will not worry. I think we'll discuss this point later also, he will not worry or be concerned about the fact that others are following a different path.
This is not of great importance to him, even if the others are the majority. And even if the others are trying to ignore him or whatever to make them follow their path.
If he realizes
What is the straight path is you will not be tempted, or have any desire to follow any of the other paths.
As we talked about last time, this is the path of least Allah subhanho, wa Taala all the other paths. For the purpose of Solomon's tour, this is a ship on, there's a double on them, calling people to them. All of those are the tasks, these are the way of shopping, all of them, except this unique distinguishing
of the setup and stopping.
Unfortunately, throughout the history of Islam, and especially nowadays, where Islam and Muslims are being challenged, maybe more directly in different ways.
Unfortunately, Muslims fall into that trap love turning away from this unique path, and seeking guidance from other sources,
turning to other sources and looking for other sources to see what they can offer them and how they should live their life.
And in fact, this is really at the crux of the dilemma that many Muslims are facing today.
For the Muslim today, in the following generations and where the Muslim Ummah is growing as a whole,
is going to be the case that the only source of guidance is going to be divine revelation, and the only path that they want to follow is the straight path.
Or are they going to be, you can say, maybe deceived or fooled into looking at the world as it is right now.
And seeing that those people who have power, those people have control those people who are economically advantaged in general, these old people following a different path.
So the Muslims are getting at this, you can almost call it a fork in the road, trying to decide whether to stay on the straight path, or to be veered off this path. By following the thoughts and the teachings.
And the propaganda of those people who Allah subhanho wa Taala, this time has given them you can say, control over the worldly aspects that we see in front of us.
Now, in reality, and this is the point that unfortunately, we as Muslims don't recognize very often
is that our weakness, first and foremost comes from the fact that we have strayed from the straight path.
And while this man was Allah allows the non Muslims to get victory over us and wireless and what Allah allows us to be suffering in the state we are in is because he has strayed from this path.
So now we have a choice in front of us is to go back to that state back, or to go even deeper or further away from the state. And the further and further away, we go from that state that we think we are making ourselves stronger. Because we're looking at worldly causes. And we think this is going to make us stronger in reality is going to make us weaker and weaker.
Once we give up our principles, once we give up, once we know what to do,
first of all, no one in the world is going to have real respect for us when we just give up everything that we believe in and start following what they believe. And secondly, Allah subhanaw taala is not going to bless us, and help us as we stray further and further from this.
So every time we come to the salon, we make this job
almost again, in our minds to be very clear that there is a path that we are supposed to follow.
And not only is their path, are we supposed to verbally stand in front of all this mental without asking Allah to show us.
So this has to be something very clear in our minds that there's a path that we're supposed to go. And we have obviously, choices in front of us, when we make those choices, we have to make sure that the choices we're making are consistent with us and optimal something
otherwise, actually our job, our job, our standing in front of Alyssa northtown is false if you're saying this, but in reality, we don't have any respect for that fact that you're not hoping and wishing for that path. And we have
another point about the Muslim team as we mentioned last time.
One of the characteristics of fraud
is that it can accommodate all the passengers, all the travelers who wish to voyage on it.
So for example, if you look at highway 36 nowadays it gets real consistent. Sometimes it's not gonna be like that.
So often you don't have to wait to get on. It can accommodate all of the people who truly sincerely want to follow this path.
So the door's always open for anyone who wants to follow this path. And since the past is very accommodating, going back to what you said about the economic model, what this means is that there should not be any room for any kind of hazard or any kind of envy among those people who wish to follow this path,
because the path is wide enough and accommodating for everyone,
if you want to get on the path, you want to follow the path, there's room for you, Allah subhanaw taala can accommodate you and can also accommodate me and can accommodate all of us anyone who wants to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala sincere, it will never be the case that if I'm there, that means somebody else is going to be bumped off or somebody else is there, that means I'm not going to be able to be
and if the goal is the worship of Allah subhana wa tada and this is the path to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is overriding goal, then there will never be any kind of cause for any kind of conflict or any kind of envy between those people who are passing along.
Those kind of things that kind of hazard are when people are seeking other things.
Like worldly things when they see that those worldly things are limited, or when someone just has a disease in his heart that he doesn't want others to do better than him even if it is pleasing to us.
But otherwise, this path should be a path or the travels along this path should be people, all of them working together for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and trying to worship Allah Subhan Allah. And in fact, this is part of our command from Allah subhanho wa Taala that we should be working together along this path
supporting one another.
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So this is part of our obligation. So when we're working, when we're going along this path, we should be working to help one another and benefit from one another. So that we can move closer to almost all of us working together and shall love to try to please Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the kind of money that we should have.
Another quick point,
more of a footnote, I'm going to mention it just because it has to do with sometimes how we turn to the Quran we as a whole.
There's a famous listen to
by compare with johari, which is very unique.
We're one of the aspects of that proceeding tries to turn almost everything in the plan and related to science.
So for example, he says that the plan is the foundation of engineering.
Because certain muscle pain, muscle pain is the shortest distance between two points. And this is what's also handled God is showing us and telling us in this verse. So the Quran is the foundation of engineering and he goes on and other talks about that for quite a bit. He goes on to things much of the tips here is of this Nick, obviously he's been a highly criticized to fear.
But at the same time, if you look for example, at especially many of the college age students the past 1020 years a lot of the interest in the salon is of this nature. What is the relationship between the bronze science and what is you know, what are some of the verses that we can that we can see that are related to science and so forth.
Obviously know that the Koran is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and I listen I know without a created all of this, you also know that the Quran is a miracle, it is the sign that the Bible says 7.2 so it is not surprising
that there might be some things in the Quran which obviously are things that related to scientific facts that were not known during the time the prophets I seldom but are alluded to in the Quran and people prove them later and people know them later. This is not amazing in any way because we know this book is from Allah subhanaw taala it might be beneficial in some aspects. Because even for Muslims when they see that it might increase the certainty that this book is from Allah subhana wa tada and might even be possible to use it as a kind of dour to some extent, to make people think more about the Quran but at the same time
cannot be overemphasized. And at the same time, we must realize that that is not the goal of the Quran.
The Quran obviously is to give us guidance, to show us the straight path to remind us of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and to build up the mind in ourselves, so these verses of the Quran, as I said, Yes, the science of that aspect may have some benefits, but that is not the overall purpose of the Quran, and the overall goal, and we spend too much time in that or that is our main concern with respect to the Quran, then we have missed a lot of what the Quran is all about, you know, the Sahaba we, we all recognize that the Sahaba were the best generation as opposed to
get their belief in the Quran and their practice was not based on these, you know, finding the scientific miracles and proving you sensitive miracles but they turned to the Quran to understand how they're supposed to live their lives to understand about Allah subhanaw taala to understand what is their responsibility towards Allah subhana wa Tada.
And even these verses in the Quran that touched upon scientific aspects, many times the Islamic slalom looks like the goal of them is sometimes different from what people may conclude. For example, actually, Mohammed Pratap is one of the writers who wrote about this question at length. Many times the goal is kind of a reminder of the fact that Oh, listen, I don't want to add up or basically to make you remember, or think about the fact that Oh, listen, I know Todd is involved in all of this
and is always active. mother*ing gives one of the examples he gives us the case of the sun, talking about the shadows, and how the shadows are related to the sun and so forth. And in the point of this verse in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala is showing that he is the one who is creating this and making this happen. So he is the one behind it, he is the real force behind it, there's nothing going on by itself. So when you see all of these things of nature, when you see the wind blowing, when you see the shadow of a building getting longer and shorter, but when you see it that once all of these things can be reminders for you, a one must lead with that. And keeping all this in your
mind and remembering the fact that we spoke about before many times that Allah subhanaw taala as you said, cool Yeoman who are beside me and every moment he is involved in some matter, there's no time there's no aspect of your life in which you are escaping from Allah subhanho wa Taala and therefore not in need of Allah subhana wa tada
and also this portion of the surah as I think we mentioned last time, this is the first portion of the surah on which there is an explicit job
as we said, when we say yaquina stain that in itself is a draw, but it is implicit is not explicit. So this is the first part of the surah in which there is the explicit job to Allah subhana wa Tada.
Now listen, what Allah has chosen, obviously has given us this sorta, and this job. And this is the one God that Allah subhanaw taala has required us to make every day, many times in a day.
And so that fact alone makes the person realize
this the thing that Allah subhanaw taala is guiding us to ask for is obviously of the greatest importance.
Because unless I know what that is, man and Rahim as we spoke about his Allah.
So when he has guided us to make a specific God, and ordered us to make that job many times throughout the date, we understand immediately that the thing that we're asking for in this drop is of extreme importance
of extreme importance.
I'm saying this obvious, so
I can't make it any more. She has to say
there's nothing. When you think about what we need in this life, there's nothing more important than guidance, particular guidance to the setback. Because from that everything else flows.
I made reference before to what is known as the Lord's Prayer among the Christians. You could almost call it the equivalent of among them the thing that the prayer that they will make every day or at least when I was growing up, we were thought to make it every day.
And when you read this prayer, just you out we can close that. When you read this prayer, you see what they asked for in this prayer. And there's two versions. There's the Protestant and the Catholic version, which
is another Greek Orthodox setting.
So after speaking to God, our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, then you get to the prayer part, Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from him.
So he asked him for daily bread, you're asking for your sins your trespasses to be forgiven, and you're asking not to be led into temptation.
And in fact, the personal version instead of actually asking for forgiveness for your trespasses, you're asking, and forgive us our debts as we have forgiven our districts so it's even not even your trespasses, your debts, because
see, all of these things that they're asking for the key to all of them is guidance from Allah subhanaw taala. Because if you have that real guidance, that guidance will lead you to your sustenance in this world.
And more importantly assistant instantly after that guidance will lead you to forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala that guidance will lead you to safety from any kind of evil inshallah. So this last
if you compare in many ways if you compare the Quran with Golem i said earlier teachings of the bazaar catching the Quran also, this guy is much more succinct and is asking for something much more important than what the previous peoples have. Now, I'm not saying necessarily that this is because there's even different versions of this. So I'm not saying that this is necessarily from Jews, or a salon, but I'm saying what they have. The thing that we're asking for here is actually the ultimate key to all prosperity, both this life and here.
And it starts with a lesson and with that,
this guidance, and is this blessing as we spoke about before I believe, it can only come from Allah Subhana
Allah subhanho wa Taala, for example, in the forum makes it very clear that this particular verse is not related directly to guidance, but it's about purification of the soul, which is the result of propagators
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to come in common add in
the common common add in a button will allow us acumen Asia will mostly rally and we're not for the grace and mercy of Allah upon you. None of you would have ever become pure.
Allah does purify whom he pleases, and Allah is one who hears and knows or fingers sort of.
So, Allah subhanho wa Taala saying that actually none of us could become pure, none of us could get the real guidance, unless, unless and without or with.
So the guidance starts with a lesson how to die We cannot give that guidance unless Ellis nanocatalysts so therefore,
when we turn to Allah subhanaw taala in the salon and we asked for that guidance, we should be remembering that fact that we need the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala if it doesn't come from Allah subhana wa tada there's no other source that it could possibly come.
So Allah subhana wa tada has taught us to make this job, which is as I said, the jobs were the most important thing that we could ask for, and at the same time,
and allows mercy the way he has taught us this job and the way to make this job he's actually taught us this job and some of the best manners of job there are
other ones there are certain manners of draws and ways that you should make
certain manners of drive that if you follow those manners,
then inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will respond to you.
propose manners and shallow listen without a response your job. So let's move on to a guy that did not just tell us you should ask for guidance. It's good. It's a good idea for us to get to know first Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered us to make this job and the manner in which you're just he showed us the way to make it such that inshallah the response from Allah subhana wa tada is most probable
because we begin this job First of all, by praising Allah subhana wa COVID. And mentioning Allah subhanho wa Taala means
so we're praise Allah subhana wa tada and we mentioned some of his great names. These are ways of getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And as we spoke about one of those names in particular Allah might be his greatest name
which is also very powerful.
To use and draw
and then we also invoke Allah subhanaw taala by mentioning also our own x.
Do you remember the story of the three who saw Sophia in the cave and then they were blocked in the cave and each one of them made God so Allah subhanaw taala mentioning something that they did in particular for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada and asking Allah subhanaw taala to sponsor them So listen, I know Tyler responded to them and one of the means that they used to get close formisano titles by mentioning the deeds that they've done for the sake of Allah so before saying it had given us It almost nothing you say Yeah Can
we say Yeah Can we only worship you worship none other than
this is actually mentioning our part which we're doing towards Allah subhanaw taala before sincere because almost nanopowder inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will responses and Moses a yak and a stain which also means you will learn to turn to no one other than
so after all that
Allah subhana wa tada then guides us to this job, which is a set as the most important thing that we can that we can ask. So a lot of our data has
given us by Mercy showing us what is the most important thing that we should ask for,
made it obvious to us because he's ordered us to make this job over 17 times at least 17 times a day. But at the same time, in His mercy, he has shown us the best way to save
so that inshallah if you turn to Allah subhanaw taala sincerely.
Then he shall listen, I know God is not going to give you a lesson No, God is not going to leave you without a sponge.
So when you turn to Allah subhanaw taala and the Select 17 times a day, and you're sincere in this, inshallah each time, you're going to be more confirmed and guidance, you'll have an increase in your guidance as you go through your life. Allah subhanho wa Taala will guide you in different moments.
Because as we spoke about guidance, covers all of that when you come up to a certain situation, what should you do? You know, especially when you come up to a certain situation where there's nothing specific from a foreign person. This is a point that even taymiyah made me when you come through something in which there's nothing specific from the Bronson it's very easy for your for your desires or less to take over and just say okay, there's nothing clear about Okay, tell us Okay, let's go ahead and do it.
Although if you really looked into the matter, have you really had the guidance from Allah subhana wa tada and alleged inspired you to what is correct, you may conclude maybe it's best not to do it.
So it is those kinds of moments inshallah, that's when you make this grace and Sheila told us I know Italian find it in those kind of moments, more and more or less than No, without it would be guiding you towards this career. Because this guy shall learn as I said, if it is done properly and sincerely, and the heart the heart rubs off, inshallah Allah Subhana, WA, tada is not is not going to turn down the one who's making the drive.
And the thing that you're asking for, as we talked about, before,
we were talking about guidance, a day before, you're asking for that thing, which actually elevates and exhausts you.
And actually, there's a number of ways that you can think about this. In one sense, of course, human beings were started out in an exalted position. Adam alayhis salam was in gender and even when Adam was sent to Earth, he may told us all this data. So human beings started out in kohane and worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. And sure, Cooper and all these things came came later.
So in one sense, when you get guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala, it is re exalting or re elevating you to that position.
data tells us look at Halekulani insanity as a supreme filmer Roger de novo as well as 17 11am and one was solid.
And he recreated humans in the best of ways this means
and then we lower them to the lowest of those except for those who believe and do good deeds for them as a reward without them.
if you look in the Quran to see Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the word Buddha guidance.
You see the two way almost without a user this way it also gives the impression that the person is elevated is in a distinguished or in a good position. You
Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Buddha says Allah Buddha Pecola aka Allah Buddha Murata, him, they are Allah Buddha upon Buddha and he they are slightly above Buddha at this hotel that is boosting them up and giving them making them exhausted. But if you see how all this man with data talks about this gangs
and how all this data talks about bulimics You see, very different, Allah subhanaw taala for example, five times in the plan or listening with Alice's people talking about the disbelievers, they are in dark,
feeble minds, so they are like goofing around in darkness, while the others are out of Buddha. Allah subhanho wa Taala and 20 senses figured out
and he that they are in misguidance Yeah, and they are like surrounded by it, they are lost. There's nothing really they can do.
They are in a terrible situation See, but a lot of people but those people who are getting this guidance from Allah subhanaw taala they are out of wood. And they are being exhausted by this and they are both in different kinds of situations. This is one of the aspects of the Quran. Some scholars have studied and emphasized sometimes maybe they go a little bit too far sometimes it seems. But it's clear when you read the Quran, there are certain ways in which Allah subhana wa tada says something. And obviously this Quran is from Allah subhanho wa Taala is not someone just writing down. And one day he thought you use the word fee. And the other day, he used the word out of
going for my lesson.
So these have some significance to them. And even the Arabic language itself before the forearm was made by, you can save with labels. So even if you want to say, Oh, the air views gonna hold up before I put on I don't know if that's true, but even if someone wanted to make that argument, what is a lesson how to read that I made it this way. And then Allah subhana wa tada led up to revealing the Quran and the Arabic language.
I think it's also important to when you make gods who keep in mind also what's his God.
So when you turn to Allah subhanaw taala and you make draw,
because we have just said, ear canal Budo which, as we said is a pledge. Besides stating shala the fact that we are worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. It is also a pledge in the covenant between us and Allah subhanho wa Taala. This we're going to worship only Allah subhanaw taala. So in that same passage in which we're making this pledge, Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordered us and shown us to make a drop in the same passage. And in fact, God is part of
it is part of our fulfilling that goal that we have we have just mentioned.
So it is like the first step.
As soon as there's a economical way you can sustain
something which is a part of it. And this is something I think if we keep in mind the true nature of what God signifies, it will be very clear to us that it is.
And this is something strangely, the Christians, particularly the Catholics in particular, they're probably the worst offenders on this.
This is something the point that they seem to miss because they, because they'll tell you, they're monotheists obviously, even though they believe in the Trinity, that's something else. But they'll say that they're monotheistic, but in reality, they worship many other than Alison Hamilton, because they may have a different saint for every day. And for every occasion, there's a different saint that you've placed.
If you followed all those totally and never prayed to God, because you're busy praying to all these different things are always different, okay? And it's strange, because these are the same people who claim some of the same people, not all the same people. But these are some of the same people claim that Muslims don't have a direct personal relationship with God. We don't have a personal relationship with that. We're the only ones who pray directly to God and
it's not even an option for us to pray for someone else. It only pray to God. And so therefore we always standing ourselves as individuals, we don't listen to a toddler and have that personal relationship. We've never prayed to anyone, other than all the
others are praying to other than God, and maybe never even praying to God and realizing what it means to pray to God in order to God.
But in any case, when when someone makes God and prays to someone else, when we when we pray to Allah subhana wa Tada. There's number of things that should exist in the heart
that make it very clear that this is
the process of them has told us to draw a draw who's a bad guy is there some sort of advocacy driver
Because first of all, when you when you make God's to someone you're praying for someone you are showing, you're demonstrating your trust and reliance in that person. And that being,
you are demonstrating your needs. On that being,
you are demonstrating the fact that you believe, let's talk about talking about God in particular. So when you were making God to God, for example,
you are demonstrating that we believe that God knows that we're praying, as you're going to know what to pray that we're praying to, has the ability to understand what we're saying to him, he has the ability to fulfill our need
for firming our weakness in front of Allah subhanho, wa Taala.
So all of the all of these things are, should be in the heart when you make when you make draw, or even if there's nothing I mean, it should be something undisturbed by you that if you're making gods to someone, in particular, if you're making this you are to God, all of these things must be in your heart. So you must believe otherwise, it wouldn't make any sense to make draw, if you're making draws to someone, and you believe that person cannot fulfill what you're saying, cannot even hear you cannot even understand, doesn't have the power to fulfill His will. Because if you make God's who God, you are saying that you believe that God has the ability to fulfill as well. So God is
willing to make this happen is going to happen.
So all of these things show very clearly that
is the kind of worship and it has to be directed only to all us.
And parts of our body here also is we're showing that we believe this about Allah subhana wa Tada. And if we are not so arrogant, that we will not turn to us and with that, because there are a lot of people who are arrogant in the sense that they think they don't need guns.
They think that they can do things on their own.
Some of these people are atheists, some of these are agnostics, but even sometimes the Muslims think that they don't need to turn to God in us.
So by this action, we are showing Alyson henwood to Allah, we are showing Allah subhanho wa Taala our freedom of that arrogance, and our recognition of what alisson our data can do for so in fact it is without any question. It is the kind of worship of Allah subhanaw taala.
And when we make this you also
we also should not be so arrogant just to think that we're making this drawing Allah
will answer for us no matter what we are, who we are, what
we should be humbled for listen what data we should be hoping for our lesson on what God has mercy and fearing that Allah subhana wa tada will not respond to us for some reason.
Maybe reasons we're not aware of but most likely even reasons maybe that we are aware.
So when we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala when we make this drop, we should be making the straw with fear and
that is how you make God's will to Allah subhanaw taala as Alissa andwith, Allah tells us with the rule Hilson with tomorrow on in the life
and invoke him or pray to Him and fear and aspiration. Indeed, the mercy of the law is near to the doors of the
potential law if, as I said, if we're sincere, Allah subhanho wa Taala will respond in sha Allah. And of course we need all other qualities that we should, that we should be. And one of those qualities even if we're sincere and in fact, not even if we're sincere, if we are truly sincere, then we will have this quality of hearing Allah subhanho wa Taala they don't listen without me know this funkiness and hoping and Allah subhanaw taala that he would
so almost 100 what Allah has guided us to ask for guidance to the streets.
And this question of guidance, guidance to what and what is the straight path,
as we alluded to earlier last time, this is not a subjective issue. This is not an issue which is open to you know, this kind of like philosophical ramblings or open to debate or something like that.
Allah subhanho wa Taala in his mercy would not leave this most important aspect, which is guidance, almost 100 Watada would not leave it in such a way where people will always be lost and confused, and never have said,
because one of the worst things that people face in this world as if it hasn't said this, the one thing that they would love to flee from is anxiety, uncertainty, what is going to happen to what's going to happen. So our
Lesson Hello, Charla is not going to leave his guidance and sits away. And his street battles up in such a way that it's not clear what his district
because of Allah subhanho wa Taala lifted in that way, then there's no way anyone could have any tranquility concerning work is the state of any certainty concerning what is the state? So Allah subhanho wa Taala made it very clear, what is the state that so all of a sudden Watada here tells us to make dive into guidance, the safe path.
So we already know what is the straight path that is the right path that we already know. And then Allah subhanaw taala further defines it in a positive way, and in a negative way, in a positive way, in a negative way. So often Medina and I'm tardy, so we don't just leave it that.
We don't leave it at that. We go further from that. And we asked our data to guide us. What path is that? That is the path of those people?
And who are these people?
I would hope that that's a question that every Muslim has asked. And so I would hope because you're making this job 17 times a day, and you're seeing guidance to this path
of those people. And more of these people.
Before we even answer that question, let's think about the fact you have and when sort of confession, how was revealed?
So to confess, yeah, as we know, it was one of the earliest sources revealed.
Some sort of say it was the first complete sort of it was revealed to the promaster. City.
So we're talking about in lecture,
we're talking about a situation where there are very few Muslims
and are listening to what God has told them to make this graph. So Dr. Medina, and I'm Carly.
So who is this?
Those people whom you are blessed?
Well, the most obvious answer to that is the people before the time, the problems
the process before the time of the process,
the true believers who came before the time of the prognosis.
In fact, if you look at many of them, the mecanizados it has a reference to many of the previous prophets.
And it makes it very clear sign about those previous peoples and their relationship to their profits.
But their profits were obviously on a straight path. We're giving them guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And yet at the same time, many times they refuse to follow that guidance from Allah subhana wa Tada.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in the Quran gives us the stories of those earlier peoples shows us the path that they should have followed, and how they reacted to that path. What was the result with respect to their happiness to their destruction? What was the causes of the strengths and the weaknesses and so forth. So listen to what Tyler is referring to the earlier peoples, they only
had this portion. Because this, as I said, this was one of the early sort of reveal to the problems.
And this shows us that from the very beginning,
from the very beginning, Islam, we're going to talk in a secular way here.
It's their newest relationship with earlier peoples and
something a secular student of religious history would say, because from the beginning, all of a sudden without his things without the Levine and I'm guiding him, right in Montgomery, Alabama bollin. When we talk about the lumberyard, ame and eyeballin
we'll see that this is in reference to the Jews and the Christians.
So from the beginning of Islam,
especially now we look back at it now and put the puzzle together so to speak.
Then we'll see that this is clearly from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And all the pieces match, so to speak. Because again, the problem actually was not really dealing with the Jews. It was not dealing with the Christmas.
So this sort of even all the together. You can almost say it's not very relevant. And even the knowledge of the earlier prophets. They had knowledge about Abraham and Abraham was smile. And he said Emily had some knowledge of some of the others fishing gear. But the relationship of the people of Mexico with those earlier prophets was not a very good
What I mean, they did not look up to them as role models, with the exception possible session of the Prophet Ibrahim, Alicia, but from the very beginning, it was clear that this problem was awesome. And this message was a continuation of the previous messages,
free of the errors of the people who claim to be of those.
It was a continuation of the true message of the earlier prophets.
From the very beginning, this was clear that the policy cillum had a spiritual connection with those earlier prophets.
And it was not the fact for example,
if you read some orientalist, and some secularists when they write the both of them,
they say, for example, that he was trying to borrow from the Jews and the Christians, he was trying to appease the Jews and the Christians, that actually from the very beginning, it was clear from the Quran that this is, again a unique path that is the same path
and essential teachings as the earlier prophets. But not the path of those people who claim to be the farmers of those are problems.
This was something as I said, from the product point of view, this is something that is clear from the very beginning of this lab, because this is one of the earliest sources it was revealed to the problems.
Now someone might object to that.
And say that in this body, it is narrated.
By said that the boss I seldom used to and in particularly started my early years in the DNS server, he used to like to emulate the Jews and the Christians, whenever there was something concerning what she did not receive an order. So it wasn't for how to put the Jews part of their hair in a certain way. So the process of them begin to park his hair in the same way, imitating the Jews and the Christians are in that particular case in killing the Jews.
We love to be in agreement with Allah Kitab considering those things in which he had not received any command.
This was probably Annie these things were probably concerning issues that Allah subhanaw taala left to the str or left to the decision of the problem.
until it was time for Allah subhanho wa Taala to give the knowledge to the necessity
of the fact that he is not to follow the ways of the Jews and Christians.
Because later we find many heavy proposes to them in which he's telling us to differ from the ways that the Jews and the Christians. So this was given our bus explaining was early in the period of Medina.
And so later the policy made it very clear that we are not supposed to follow the waves of the Jews and the Christians.
Now what we're talking about here, though, and
this is a revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhana wa tada gave the knowledge to Policy Center, as we'll talk about later, that will not be our aim is the Jews and abolishing or the Christians.
This is in reference to the Jews, and this is in reference to the Christians.
So remember, this is religion, this is not the proper religion in the sense, because the both of them sometimes may have had an idea or even did an act in which all the data showed him that death was not correct, or the best way of thinking or the best act to do. So let's run with Allah from the time that this was revealed. Obviously, Allah subhanho wa Taala, what is meant by it, who's referring to this was known for the Son of God. But Allah subhanho wa Taala may not have given that knowledge to the problem,
just the signals of who this is referring to until later, and the life of the policy awesome. So earlier, as you see from living our best in this report from
the policy film, as he said, he likes to emulate to the hell.
But actually, from the beginning, it's clear that this month, this final revelation from Allah subhanaw taala, was meant to be distinct and distinguished from the false waves of the Jews and the Christians, but a continuation of the true message that the earlier prophets had received.
So it's also interesting when we look at this, and we say, something
we cannot say, for example, guide us to the path of the Quran.
Guide us to the path of the problem is
that we say serrata Medina, and I'm telling
you, we think maybe the most obvious
guidance to the proper proper assessment and maybe would be the most obvious guide as to where to put on this issue. But instead, we talk about Jose Soraka Levine and I'm calling this how we define
This path and the part of this.
So it could be the implications of that help. How can we understand why Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided us to see it in this way. And for that will be that from extension. Our time is up right now. So we'll begin inshallah next time with referring to this question of what is the significance? Or what can we conclude possibly from the fact that God has told us to ask him to guide us specifically to the weight of those people who may bless