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Al Fatihah An In Depth Study Part 20
Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
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Have you noticed?
What's going on? I
know what to begin with discussing the question of why certain will stop being defined in the way that is defined.
For example, why is it not defined as the path of the Quran? Or the path of the messenger? Or even just the state that by So
with respect to the last question or why isn't left as the scrape that said, ultimate stuffing, which we can see from that will lie on them is that, once again, Alyssa Hannah with God is making this path more and more defined.
He said that the past is not something subjective, that just someone can come up with some idea of what the fact is. But to listen to what God is making the bat more and more defined. defining it as a subtle thing was nothing and then giving it some other qualities in this verse that other Levine and I'm telling him, and also some other clauses when we talk about divided among all of Bali. So listen to what that is making it clear to everyone what is the path? So that is all of the one who is on the path can be very clear to himself and certain that this is the path I'm on the path and karpis easy to recognize.
Now, why isn't it just described as the path of the
second Java the Idris, as you know, she has lectured on also on sort of a number of things. So one of his lectures, and I'm quoting him here,
says, After had been set up in this campaign, he said, and now you say something very strange, because what he said, Now you see something very strange, that you just said he wants to be guided to the State Fair, that is describing for us and that and why isn't that sufficient?
So basically, he said, he thought about the answer, and he found the answer. And that is close to what we've been saying so far is that this Allah is telling us that the straight path is not something theoretical. It is not if you just read the Quran and Sunnah and save it. Now, I understand that this is the speaker.
this is the point. Make your point, I love telling us that this right path has been taken by the people before you.
So the real test to know if you're on the right path or not, is to see whether or not you're following the same way as the people upon whom Allah has bestowed his donkey.
So then, you have the convenience if you find that you understand, for example, a Quran or Hadith.
your understanding of the Quran or Hadith is not compatible with how those sorts of deposits are seldom understood, then you know, your mistake.
Then he goes on to give a further example.
Because now what's basically what he's saying what Allah subhanaw taala is telling us here is that this is a path that has been taken by people.
So it is an established path. And we talked about that last time that even though this was an early surah, revealed to the prophet SAW Selim, it is showing us the link between the policies and the earlier prophets. And this one way of worshipping Allah subhana wa, Tada.
shunyata continues by giving this example if someone wants to go to New York, and he just reads the map.
And he figures out for himself, what's the way to get to New York and at rush hour he's leaving for New York. And he finds that he's the only one on the highway,
that he knows he's done something wrong, that this is not the path, the correct path, to get to that goal that he has created for himself. So similarly, when we talk about the straight path, we have to realize that this is a path that has been followed by many before.
And as I alluded to, in some of the other lectures,
many of the older might have discussed how this sort of this opening sort of the Quran, in so many ways, refutes so many of the different groups of different groups of heresies.
And here's actually another prime example.
Because if you understand this verse, in, for example, the way that the government explained it, and as is very clear, just from the wording of the verse itself,
this is actually an excellent reputation of the modernist and the progressive the
People call themselves progressive Muslims,
is an excellent reputation of these people who are trying to come up with new ways to understand and implement the religion.
Because his modernists, and these progressives are probably more extreme than the monetarist.
They are basically trying to blaze a new path. They're saying that we need a newest them.
This is what they'll say that Islam has to be changed.
So I don't know how these people, for example, can come to the Quran can come to the Sadat,
assuming most of them prayed. And we've put on, as I said, we're in another set of lectures where we talked about that book, who gets a Muslim is a rare to find, even, of course, from the from the book, but how can they come to the salon.
And they make this draw and the solidarity with data to guide them to this path, which has already been established, which people have already closed. It says The path of those people who are left behind without us
and yet they leave the salon. And they try to establish a new way, a different way.
And it just doesn't, obviously doesn't make sense what you're over, they are contradicting what they are saying and sort of the background. So they're contradicting the first page of the forum.
They said, We're not trying to blaze a new path or make a new path, we are trying to follow a path that has already been established.
And these people in reality, they are trying to make a new path because almost any aspect of Islam has been touched by them. Maybe with the exception of the rituals, the ritual acts of worship, like solos, and so forth. But otherwise, the laws of business,
the laws of international relations, the laws of jihad, every aspect, even word is
even wear t shirts has been changed by these people. And they're calling for new ways of looking at what is Islam, what is corporate and so forth.
So they are coming to the salon.
And they're making this drought when in reality, they are saying by their actions by the statements that in reality, they don't want this.
They want to they said they want a newest dam, they wants a different way of practicing Islam.
And we have to keep in mind once again, because basically, if you're going to come up now with the newest lamb,
how are you going to come up with a new way of practicing Islam? Well, the only way you can come up with a new way of practicing Islam is if you come up with some new ideas, some new practices, use the human mind, the human intellect to come up with some kind of new ideas and new practice and so forth. We've already established and we know for certain that the actual guidance and the knowledge of the past has to come from a listener with that.
We have to get this knowledge from Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'll listen to him with God and His mercy has given us that knowledge
has shown us their path.
Very clearly in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says something and and if someone accepts this permission,
if someone accepts the premise that Allah for Allah God has revealed the Quran, that Allah subhana wa tada in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet says Adam has established and clearly shown what is the straight path
then for someone to come along and say things that contradicts those teachings of the Quran, and those teachings or the similar process. Then in reality, the stance that they're taking is not rational but actually irrational,
because it is going into the premises that they claim to believe.
If you claim that this is from Allah and Allah is prohibited, interest allows prohibited fornication unless permitted. Alcohol allows prohibited promiscuity amongst prohibited ruling by laws other than what the lies revealed. Is all clear in the Quran and Sunnah and you are saying that these are parts of how Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the speaker, then for you to contradict these things and say no, no, alcohol is no longer hot or interested in the long hot arm or mixing between the sexes, no law haraam making new laws synchronism democracy and so we're all these things are no longer and then you are making a very irrational statement even if you call yourself a planning rationalist or
whatever you might call yourself because you're going against the basic premises of what you came to believe.
So when we come to the silicon when we make this drawing,
we're not asking for a newest noun, but we are actually asking Allah subhanaw taala to show us if he wants to call it gold Islam
I actually have a really slim, we're asking Allah subhanaw taala, to show us the real Islam, to guide us through that real Islam and put in our hearts, the love and the willingness to follow that Islam.
This is what we are saying in the sutras.
And this is the way that we have to follow.
Anytime we go against that way, we are setting ourselves up for disaster. In fact, in another verse in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala once again makes it clear that the path of the believers which is basically in general, a general way of saying what we're asking for here, the path of the believers is one path.
And it is consistent with what's obviously the process of
looking at what Allah says in the Quran, woman you have to give it to them in Gardena, Debian alone dollar debt with cibilia, to be the momineen. Your mediamath was a little sneaky to handle them was
Allah subhanho wa Taala says if anyone contends or dispute with a messenger, even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him,
and follows away other than the way of the believers.
Then we salute him in the path he has chosen. And Allah subhana wa Taala will allow him to follow that rule even in the past that he has chosen and land him unhealth working evil.
So here, Allah subhanaw taala
is telling us again, that the path of the believers, the actual path is one path. So many,
this is singular, and this evolved, but there's a definite, similar moment in the path of the believers. And also this path of the believers is directly related to following the way of the policy not disputing, not contending with the policies.
And when you study, particularly this group of modernist and so forth, who are calling for a new Islam, it is many times it is specifically the prophet SAW Selim, and what the policy most of them said and what the Bible says to them good, that they have their biggest problem with and tried to kind of take the sin out of them.
Even the Quran itself and then they try to interpret the Quran in a very open session, because the seminar is, in essence, the practical or the application of the problem. So if you remove the sinner from the Quran, then the Quran can be open to many interpretations. And then you can claim whatever whatever you may claim as the Quran is actually the same. The same is true for the Muslim thing. If you take out and Medina carry him, if you take out the fact that this is a path that the people have followed, the prophets have followed and the believers oppose, then once again, you can almost claim anything as sort of a stepping stone, the same kind of thing is going on. If you take something away
from the Quran, you can interpret the Quran in almost any way. If you take the way of the believers out to this aspect, then you can almost claim anything as
Muslims have to be very much aware of what is going on, especially nowadays because these modernists are fixing the 911 after 911 and the environments in which we're living in LA Muslims more and more trying to define what are Islam should be. And they are coming out openly. Learners hiding it I mean, if you read the report from the RAND Corporation and others, the State Department even dare coming out openly saying that these modernists, these people are trying to change Islam, these are the ones who should be supported and help and have their teachings spread.
But the Quran, just this one sort of alone, as I said, it is a refutation of the monolith that is implicit or maybe an explicit refutation of the moralist. And this one sort of reminds us again, that there is a goal. That goal is the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. And there is a way to achieve that goal, there is the goal and there is the path. And both of them have to be correct.
Those who don't have the correct and proper the goal has to be correct. And the path the way that the person follows, also has to be correct.
Because some, for example, some of these modernists, their intention, maybe in their hearts, their intention is something that they think this is the only way to say this, then they have to modernize Islam, otherwise, this man will be completely destroyed and lost.
So maybe in their heart is something good, some kind of good intention and they think they're serving homeless animals
by promoting this newest meme, but what they have failed or they have failed is to realize that it's not just
Golden Madison, it is also the means, as we talked about here can stay and the path that is followed. And
so in this one sort of opening sort of the plot, all of these aspects are made very clear to us.
And in fact, as we've spoken about more than one time, this sort of is kind of a summary of what's going on is about making it very clear to us that the goal, the means, and the past, all of them are identified or unique and identified. And we have to make sure that we follow all three of them. If we do not, then we have scraped from the fat. And as we'll talk about later, when we talk about the last versus the last part here,
we have now fallen into other categories. If you're not from a certain muscle pain, if you're failing in your goal, you're failing in the path that you're following, you're failing in the means. If you're not from Serato, Mr. Kendall, you are from one of these two other paths that are
So let's handle a guy that is making clear to us that this is a path that has been followed. It's not something new, we're not trying to make a new way, way out in the world finding work is the way to fall but then hamdulillah The path is controlled. The examples are there. In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala even gives us leaders along this path.
And of course, the most prominent of those leaders are the prophets.
The prophets of Allah subhana wa tada Abraham, for example, Abraham the common one that we hear a lot of us and we'll talk about it again later but people donate money to them. Allah subhanaw taala said to the public,
in any had any of be less rockin Mr. Payne, Jean and Korean military Ibrahim annita woman cannon.
Allah subhanho wa Taala chose to call the system say, truly my Lord has guided me to a straight path and right religion, the religion of Abraham, the two monotheists he was not
associated partners with Alyson Hamrick either.
So the path is clear. The people on the path even the leaders another set of verses in the Quran. There's one passes in sort of the Lenormand, which Alyssa Haleakala mentions a number of the prophets mentions Abraham is half the apple. Those elements are you abusive Moosa heroines, the creator, here is my
After discussing a number of prophets and speaking about them, Allah subhanho wa Taala says oolichan levina has a lot to be who they are homeless,
homeless. And those are the people whom Allah had guidance. So follow their guidance take their guidance as an example.
It's almost 400 Watada, as I said, the practice straight and clear, but also Allah subhanho wa Taala has made for us leaders along that path that we can look to, and see and learn from their examples and learn from their way and learn from their teachings. And Allah subhanho wa Taala orders us to take them as examples.
Angela will speak more about how, what are some of the ways we can take them as examples. And of course, the final leader that everyone must turn to now is the problem of homelessness.
And his leadership takes precedence over any of the previous leaders.
The message is one the essential message is one right? It's all about the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala and only the wish of will listen.
But there is some differences in the Shinya and the laws and some of the laws. So therefore we are bound to follow the final leader.
And we do not have the choice to say okay, they're all leaders, we're going to choose anyone that wants
to choose Rosa Palooza, and will not for anyone who came up to Muslim and he said oh choose Raisa and will not for anyone who comes after he said he said mo will choose any one of them of the new Prophet, unless you heard what God has commanded us, that we follow the prophets that he has sent for us.
And after the sending of the program, so seldom his mission for all of mankind.
It is just like if, for example, if someone had the position of judge
if someone had the position of judge and he was judged for 20 years or 30 years, and that he was relieved from his position, and somebody else was put in his place and he is now the chief judge.
So this is now the chief says no one has the right to say I don't want to follow this up as I want to go back to the judge who is retired or has been removed from his position. The Post has informed us that even if
Mozart was alive during the time the father says that he would have no choice. But to follow the problem of necessity.
As I said, this is a path that has been established. We have many examples for us, and we even have leaders. But we don't have the right to choose which leader we're going to follow Allah subhanho wa Taala has designated which is the final authority and which is the leader that each one of us has to follow.
Now, when we read this verse, Sen. Levine and M di, D. As I said, before, just reading this verse, and knowing that Allah subhana wa God is telling us to look to a certain path.
If we thought about this verse, and gave it some of our time to think about it, the most obvious question, as I mentioned last time, is Who are these people? Exactly?
Who was it that Allah Subhana Allah God is speaking about?
Because we are asking Allah subhana wa tada to show us a certain path. Just when we're asking, we're asking and listening with data to guide us to a certain path. And we're even stating what is that path? Who is on this path?
So if you make this job to Allah subhanaw taala repeatedly, without asking yourself, who are these people, by the way that I'm asking? It shows a lack of concern on your part of what it is you're asking them, or just guide me to that, that I don't care really who they are. And plus, we know that this is not the way of making guides he talks about when we make Gar we should also try to close us above the clouds. So we make dark boulders on our data to guide us to a certain path, the path of certain people, we should take it upon ourselves, to try to find out who are these people? How is it that they live? And how is it that we are then supposed to live because they are supposed to be our
And in essence, when we ask Allah subhana wa tada to guide us to the path of certain people, what we're saying is that these are our role models. These are the ones that we are wanting to take as our examples.
So if we say for example, that so so is our role model, that implies something on our part.
Right? You don't see anyone in the world, even among non Muslims, you don't see anyone saying that so and so's my role model. And then they don't even know who so and so is. Or if they do.
Is that conceivable? I mean, is it even conceivable to think of
someone who say that, oh, how many?
How many? That is my role model? Okay, who's Mohammed?
I'm not sure exactly. What did he do? What is it this excellent about him? That makes him a role model for you?
Sure. But I want to follow his way. He's my role model. Can you compare this to the one who knows who is Mohammed?
And because he knows Muhammad Iqbal has qualities, he has a real load. He has a real respect. He has a real admiration for Mohammed bug. So when he says, This is my role model, I want to emulate him It has served me
as opposed to the one who just says this is my role model. But I really don't know anything about.
There's two aspects to that. Number one, how can you be a role model? And number two, if you really wanted him to be a role model? Why didn't you learn anything about it? Why didn't you make the effort to find out what was he like?
Now I've given this example before and put those in lectures. This way, I kind of hesitate to give it again, but
you know, when you look, for example, in the society,
among the youth, and even not just among the youth, among others, when they look up to someone, and when they take someone as a role model, you find this design them to try to learn about that person.
They want to know what did that person eat? Where'd they go? Where do they hang out? What do they do? What do they like?
And not only do they want information, but even they try to emulate the person.
So for example, if you go to Safeway, and you go into the magazine section, how many magazines you find a section on computers, ports, and even sports can be concluded here. But how many magazines are devoted to telling the readers about people?
And why do you think those magazines so because they're setting fans,
about the people who they love, they want to know more about them, and they'll pay money to know more about them.
care less about them and we charge an entrance fee. You know, we announced his brother dinner last night as a lecture. Because socialism is a $5 entrance fee probably no one would, or book about the shadow of the procession.
People don't like to spend money on these kind of things because their priority, the love, the desire to know about that
person, even though they claim that this is a real model they want to emulate them is not as strong as you find among Wko for us, role models, but
I don't want to comment too much about what visual models are, but they're not really people who are going to need them to build, right? You don't really expect sports stars and movie stars and actresses and actors,
people to any good, but they wants to know about them.
And not only that, they put a trust in them.
They trust what they say, when we go to processor, number three is our model, then if we get any payment from the brother system, we should have a strong respect and trust for what the publicist has told us. Because if something is good, we should do this.
That's why you see these movie stars in the sports stars.
You see them on advertisements. Why do you see them on advertisements because people trust them?
People don't think enough. And probably they never used the thing that they advertised for but
but they trust them, you know, even down to the underwear. Michael Jordan is saying Hanes sees wearing Hanes people walk away. Or at least they think okay is good. Michael Jordan would advertise something that's not good. That's why there's a scandal like with Kobe Bryant as soon as the scandal broke with Kobe Bryant, all that was advertising contract Bill Johnson. Because he lost the trust of the people.
You know, people were looking up to him as a role model. They want to know about them, they trusted him. If he drank spy, I want to do spray, probably drink spider spray.
But as soon as the trust is done, there's no longer a desire to learn about the person as soon as the love is gone to admiration is gone.
Well, these are the people that were here. So Dr. Levine, and I'm calling him every day in the software, you're asking God to guide us to the path.
So these are almost.
So we should want to know who are these people? Exactly.
And we don't want to just identify who they are. But we want to know, what are their characteristics? What makes them so special? Why did Allah bless them?
And how is it Why is it that they're on the street?
All these questions we should want to know. And if we never, as I said, if we never bothered to try to find the answers to these questions, well, it's a sign that maybe we're not taking this draw as seriously as we should take it.
So when we look at this verse in the Quran, so that's a Lydian enum tarihinde, and want to identify who are these people. One of the best ways by which we can try to identify these people
is by looking in the Quran itself to see how Allah subhanho wa Taala identifies his people
studying the Quran
to find out how Allah subhanaw taala identifies these people because the Quran itself is also its own sphere.
And the portions of the plan explain other portions of the plan.
And if you ask any scoring proceeded what is the number one source of confusion you'll see through the Quran?
And the Quran sometimes you mentioned something in any someone's like a big way or or not specific way. And then another question that will explain it in more detail, or more specific.
So, one of the principles one important principles associate is that you want to understand the Quran in the light of other verses in the Quran.
At the same time, if you understand the verse of the Quran, in such a way that it directly and unequivocally contradicts another verse of the Quran, then you know that your understanding of that verse is incorrect.
If you take a verse in the Quran, and you understand in such a way, that it clearly and unequivocally contradicts another verse of the Quran, then you can know for certain that your understanding of that verse is absolutely wrong. There's no question about
Allah subhanaw taala has told us in the Quran affiliate to the Quran, Willow Canyon and devil ala he levels up he is killer and
Allah subhanho wa Taala just given up ponder on the Quran Had it been from other than a loving it have surely found there in such discrepancy?
So I'm not sure what God is the Quran there's no discrepancies, there's no contradictions in the Quran. So you cannot understand one verse in the Quran and situate that it contradicts other verses. And this principle of
So cute, by the way, which is just that if you study procedures, the first principle the first source of procedure is founded in the bond itself. Because Allah subhana wa Taala tells us in the Quran, here, Libyans that it can mean who is a Muslim at
home with yourself.
Allah subhanaw taala says it's a few sent down to the book. And it's our verses that are entirely clear. And by the way, a lot of the translations of this verse, I'm not very good, I would say the majority
of the translations of this abuse are not very good. I had to come up. This means they are unequivocal there are clear. And they are the foundation of the book. They're the foundation of the book. And there are others that are not entirely clear,
which is Serbia does not mean allegorical or figurative as many translators translate, but it means it's open to more than one interpretation. So those verses that are open to more than one interpretation,
you have to take them back to come up with are the foundation of the book.
So you understand those verses which might be open to more than one interpretation. You understand them and the lights of those verses that cannot have more than one condition.
This verse that I just read is some sort of element on verse seven.
And so Sally Brown was revealed to the processor
at a time when the Christians from the design team to policies.
And were debating with the bosses and more in discussion with the publicist.
And one of the things that they brought up according to some of the books, and one of the things that they brought up is the question of Trinity.
Belief in the three Gods as one good.
And they refer to verses in the Koran, and we shall listen to what tala refers to themselves and the pool
versus the front ends in the lake, we have revealed to you the book.
So this pool, when Allah subhanho wa Taala refers to himself in the pool, you can say that this is from the machete hack in the sense that it's open to more than one interpretation.
And in fact, even among our scores, there's more than one interpretation, one interpretation, and this is the majority interpretation, and that probably a lot of the caricatured position is that this is what they call the Royal week.
And it still exists today. If you go get a chance to meet the Queen of England ask her how are you doing? I don't know. That's not the way you're supposed to say.
She'll say we are fine. She'll say I am fine. I believe she still does. She'll say we are fine. That's the world we? Well, he doesn't refer to themselves as a singer. I don't know if that's true for all royalties. But this is something well known in India but language is something wrong. So that's one of the interpretations. Concerning goes rosenworcel this man without a person, so as to prove that this is the world. Another interpretation is given by in the Tamia.
Tamia says that if you look at the Quran, clearly you'll see that when the pearl the use is different from when the single is used.
The Pro is used when Allah subhanaw taala also used the angels and those actions are in them they can we reveal to the book Allah subhanaw taala reveals it through the angels. We have sent the winds Allah subhanaw taala says that through the angels, but if you look at those verses in which Allah alone is singled out, but yeah,
and Alison how to work out I've never used the pool for example, when telling the people that you should hear me something of that nature almost always use the singer. So in the same is of the view that the singer the girls actually filming a lot and using his angels, while the singular is always singular for those cases, like you should fear me, you should worship me someone and you'll never find you'll never find the problem that
woman is in the village regularly Abu Ilya bodoni, the customer of sem to singular yagoona. And then when interpreted as
how the term certification.
This is obviously not from the Muslim scholars. Now the third interpretation is argument that the Christians would make, that this implies that there's actually three gods or three in one or something. There's more than one nature of God as of now, if you take this interpretation
of this ambiguous verse
and compare it to the month a month.
versus like, football? No, I had.
If you take this verse in the light of those slivers of the form, the foundation, the book, and the verses that you are supposed to understand, and they're like, we're supposed to understand them, because ever, you'll find that there's no room whatsoever for this interpretation that God is more than one was somehow made up of more than one theme. So this is again, this verse is considered a liberal. And it's related to this incident when the Christians came to them and made this kind of
argument with the department.
So the basic principles, the first principle is you understand the Quran, in the light of other verses in the Quran. And as I said, this is an infallible source. If you understand a verse in such a way that it contradicts, clearly, clear, unequivocal verse, then you are understanding the Quran and properly. So who wants to understand who are the people who militia what God has blessed? We can find it in the Quran and warrant passages in the Quran. For example, Allah subhanaw taala speaks in very clear way about those people whom he is blessed.
This is in a sort of Tunisia was 69 in particular, but the whole passage from verse 66 to 67.
Also had without is basically saying that if they had followed our commands, we would have guided them to a scrape.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We're making you appear lower sooner, like Mr. Medina and I'm Aloha, Arlene, in Libya was dipping over sure her day will follow Him, her husband related medical problems in a lot of suffering that he late.
So then I'll look for handwork goddesses and whoever obeys along the messenger.
Then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah bestowed His grace.
And then I'll look around which I mentioned in the beginning, the process of forgiving those people who are first and foremost in sincerity, and purifying their belief, for Shahada, the martyrs who follow Him, the pious, the righteous. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and how excellent these companions are.
By the way, you can also know in this verse, that Allah subhana wa God is not only defining telling us who are the people whom he is blessed, but he's also telling us
in essence, what is a sort of a Muslim?
Because we want to be with these people whom Allah subhanaw taala is blessed. Right? What to go their way wants to be with them who wants to be on their path, and we know that that path is still out there.
So if we're honest, that often was a pain, we are inshallah with those people on that path.
And in this verse, Allah subhana wa tada is giving us a fuller definition of what is stopping because love begins, the verse my thing will make you feel love or surah for like a man, Medina and I will know that wherever there is a line the messenger, then he is with those people whom Allah subhanaw taala.
So the key of the Soraka cells that are the most cutting is the obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and the obedience to the messenger.
This is a key of the sort of mystery. And when you're doing that you are with those people who are listening to what God has blessed, the prophets, the sincere, the truly sincere, or pure talent, the morals and the righteous
In this verse, by the way, is one of the roads This is one of the most comforting passages for the believers who are engaged in their ordinary business of this world.
When you think about this verse, also handle the God is telling us that if we obey Allah and His Messenger
probalan rang His Messenger,
Danny fellow lesson handler, Kyla was put us among the prophets. The thing, the Shahada, and the sort of the obey online is missing.
And then I'll look into a goddess as well has an old egg. Can you imagine a better company to be? Is there a better forget about these movie stars and others that people take as their role models and they're so excited about? Can you imagine a better company to be in than these people whom Allah subhanaw taala has described?
And you know, listen to God and His mercy has made actually the key and the path to being with them very clearly. Obey Allah and His messenger and Alicia and with Carla will push you with
can delay as the Father says to them that one of the
Sahaba came to the Father system and said he hopes to be with the brothers. So even though the directions are not similar to the actions of the system, the process of them said to him, and he stated his love for the process and I'm in the process of important that he will be with whom he loves, he will be with whom he loves. So even if our actions are not, as we speak about, surely we may not maybe be able to reach the same level as these people. But it is Allah's mercy Alhamdulillah that if we are sincere about obeying Allah, and obeying the messenger, inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will put us with these people,
but they are our role models. These are the examples that we should follow. These are the prophets, the truly sincere, the martyrs, and the past. And if we think about these different groups, and some of their most outstanding characteristics,
you see, for example, Libyan
their main concern was to convey the message obviously, to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and obey Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But beyond obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala, and being obedient to Allah subhanaw taala their main concern was to convey the message and to struggle to do so any sacrifice to do some
suffering, whatever consequences may come to them,
but never giving up or straying from that path.
And this is the first group that almost ran without a mention
of these people whom we should look at as our role models, the prophets. And as I said, when we study them, this is one of the things that we see about
that they are dedicated to the message, their role was to convey the message and sacrifice to do so. In fact, some of them were even killed in the process due to their preaching due to they're trying to spread the message of Allah subhanaw taala.
Naveen was the pain. And those people will have a complete and true belief about Allah subhana wa Tada. And
there is no doubt there's no wavering in their hearts.
And when someone reaches that through level of certainty and belief, you see it reflected in their actions and their behavior. And perhaps the best example, that we know this is
not the law and order companion policy seven, he was known as
he was the one who was truly sincere in certain in his belief.
There's an incident that occurred in which some of the press have used it was some of the police came to abubaker.
And they asked him if he believed that if his companion is positive for them, is his companion had claimed that he had gone to bake and look to see if he'd gone to Jerusalem, and came back during the same night if he would believe it. What he said
believe what he said. And they asked him also that if he said that he went to a sham and came back in the same night, would he believe him? And he said, Yes.
Then it will work out even told him more than that. He said, I believe in something more than that. I believe that he's receiving revelation from to have
come once you believe in this, these other things are inconsequential.
But once someone has that real certainty, free of any doubts or question, as I said, they'll be a reflection upon his behavior, especially the willingness to sacrifice.
If someone is truly certain about Allah Subhana, WA tada and truly certain about jinn, and truly certain about a knob, then he's going to be willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of Allah.
Because the lack of sacrifice usually comes when there's some wavering in the heart.
You don't want to give up things with this dunya because you're afraid maybe you're not going to get something better or you're not going to get those things back.
So there's some wavering in the heart.
Especially sacrificing your life. The one who's learned about the Hereafter, is willing to sacrifice his life because he knows that the hereafter you cannot compare the hereafter to this one.
But the one who doesn't have that completion, and that kind of relationship to Alyssa Natal, he will hesitate over and over again before he's willing to sacrifice for the sake of
it. This is why we find the
you know the law and when he came to processing and he gave all of his wealth to the public?
And when the Policy Center might ask him, what did you leave for himself, and he said
that was sufficient for him.
And he has trust knowledge.
He realized and almost nanopowder he turned solace and ricotta, for health. And he sold certain about these matters, that he's able to sacrifice and move based on the based on those principles.
This is the people when they reach a real level of certainty, consuming all this data.
And then we also have a slide that
shows the markers.
Of course, already the shredder received special blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. Because many people go out with intention and with the whole for becoming Shaheed. But Allah subhanho wa Taala only allows certain people to become shade.
So they've already received that. But you see that the characteristic is once you think about them as a role model, what is their characteristic, it is also this willingness to give up everything for the sake of Allah
will slowly hint, there might be something a little bit lesser ranked, you might think of them as this and ranked in the other categories. But obviously, their attitudes towards the revelation from Allah subhanaw taala is clear, they submit to Allah subhanaw taala, they put Allah subhanaw taala above and beyond everything else.
Now, let's think about for example, when we say
serrata Levine, and I'm calling let's take the example of the Prophet.
When we make this job, I will see here when we make this job
that's gonna let us run with Allah to show us and to lead us to certain tasks.
And now the question is, are we really sincere?
For houses here are we when we make this job?
So for example, we're asked Allah subhanaw taala, to lead us to, and put us on the path of the Prophet,
the way of the Prophet.
So does that mean? For example, are we ready? Are we willing to see to sacrifice our son,
our actual physical son, if I listen to what God has already this to do?
like in the case of Abraham, Alicia,
that is the past is a process. Right? There are various to sacrifice your own sons, they will do. And it's mine, the son also prophets, is willing to fulfill that obligation or
are willing, for example, even other kinds of things like in the case of Mussolini, Saddam was
willing to, for example, go and learn from someone, even though we are we have the greatest status among our people are willing to go and learn from someone else, and be a student of someone else.
If all the data is this is what is clear, we should do for the sake of a lesson. And
we're willing, for example, to
order what is right and eradicate what is evil.
He will have the means the resistance short will lead to our own guess, like what happened in the case of Yang for example, at least.
This is the way
this work we're asking for in this verse,
but almost died in his mercy. This is a point that he points out
that when we say this, we want to follow the way of the process. I said, and this means that even if we don't have the strength to do it, we should have at least in our hearts, the intention, the wish that we could be like those people for the sake of understanding God, with the patients with the strength,
the willingness to go these trials.
But rather points out he said, this is something very difficult.
And many of mankind do not have the ability to do
because these are the explicit these are the specific things that the prophets actually went through the process went through hardship, went through trials. But listen to what God and His mercy has made things easy for us in the religion,
even though we're asking for the way of the positive
Allah subhana wa tada did not tell us for example to make
you think well, this man was guided to guide us to sort out the Medina Buddha or Portillo or something like that. We're not asking Allah subhanaw taala to guide us to the path for those people who are hit or who were killed. And who were you know, suffered. Allah subhana wa tada made it easy upon us and made it such that we follow their the general path which means that we are willing to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and submit to Allah subhana wa Tada. But we're not asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for those explicit kind of answers, trials and hardships that those prophets have faced,
this has brought to the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. But at the same time, we have to recognize that these are all monks, and this kind of behavior, these kind of actions, these are the kinds of things that we are trying to seek trying to reach.
And we continue to turn to Allah subhana wa Tada. So help us follow this path, and make us stronger and stronger, and closer and closer to those people who are excellent along this path.
Those people who are listening to Allah has described in those verses.
So this is a description of
the people whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has burst those different categories of people, we should go through the Quran, we should try to understand who are these people, learn about them, learn what is the example that we can get from them.
So that when we make this draw, we really know what it is that we're asking for. Because if you make God for something, and you know what it is that you're asking for, this will increase your turning towards that thing.
And recognize it. Because if you ask Allah subhana wa tada to guide you to a certain path, and you have no clue what that path is, then how are you going to know when to turn to it? How to follow it.
Because knowledge is part of recognizing the power. So when we ask Allah subhana wa tada to guide us to this path, these people, we need to know Who are these people? We need to know what are their salient features? What aspects are theirs? And that is why we're asking, what is it that led them to get this question from Alyssa and our data. And that is why we're asking God to lead us through the steps.
Now, by the way, this interpretation, that levina and I'm telling him is, in particular, those four groups of people that we talked about the pious, sincere martyrs in the righteous.
That's one interpretation of this verse. That's the most common interpretation and it is based on this principle of interpreting the Bron in the light of other verses.
A second interpretation of his verse
has come from abroad My name is Jake, and similar from heaven, I
know the explanation that you've given is to narrations from even our buses to who this verse first.
In the first explanation,
will be long law says it is the path of those who have just
by their obedience to Him because
and by obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and worshipping Allah subhanaw taala.
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he also who's dangerous, the profits, the sincere the martyrs and the righteous, those people who obeyed you and those who wish.
But in other narration from urban our buses, meaning that people must know what Allah has blessed are the believers. And after a moment, Gabe said it is the polycephalum and goes with him and the be maybe a solo cillum. Woman now
the proper system and those
now some of them are frustrating when they bring both of these reports like even
even computer pulls up and concludes that the first opinion that we mentioned, based on that personal put on is the strongest opinion
and others say that actually there's no contradiction between these two opinions.
Now when we said what is the Surat and we said some people say it is a Quran. Some say it is Islam, sort of almost a payment. Some say it is the way of the process of selling. We said they're always actually has the same. Similar there's no real contradiction between saying aluminium was saying in the B woman now and either
Just a subcategory of the whole group. So even our bus and limousine, they are just mentioning subcategory of the entire group. And this is one of the aspects of proceeds. Sometimes, you mentioned an example or part or the entire whole and explaining a verse of the product. So there's no real contradiction between the way of the prophets, the way of the sincere the way of the martyrs. The way of the pious is also the way of the true believers. It is also the way of the prophet SAW Selim, and those people who believe women and those who are women, and sincere in their belief, so inshallah there's no real contradiction between them. And the understanding of the verse
is clear that Allah subhanaw taala is referring us to the believers, and in particular among the believers, Allah subhanho wa Taala is highlighting specific groups of believers. These are those people who we are asking Allah subhana wa tada to guide us to and it is our you can say it is our responsibility. Or you can put another way, if he wants to fulfill this job and have a son without a guidance to their way we have to know what is their way we have to know who they are, and we have to take them as examples and try our best to follow their way
and reach the end of the time of lecture. So and on that point, inshallah, we'll continue to continue to move from there.