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Al Fatihah An In Depth Study Part 28
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from the local cinema last evening, Mohammed Oshiro later.
Tonight, we'll finish up on our series on sort of the first.
And last night, we were speaking about some of the implications, which we can get directly from
the last part of sort of Japan, which Allah subhanaw taala refers to
a rally in Bali.
And we spoke yesterday about the importance of the Muslim being distinct, being on separate paths, and not imitating and not emulating the disbelievers. And due to the fact that time ended last night, it was just one last topic, one last issue that I wanted to mention on that point.
And this is a point that, actually,
it's a very serious issue, a very serious contemporary issue,
regarding the Muslim home as a whole.
However, at the same time, it's an issue in which I believe that Allah and the Muslim societies have not dealt with properly and have not considered until maybe it's going to be way too late if it's not already too late.
And this has to do with the concept of globalization.
Probably everybody is familiar with the idea of economic globalization and ethical global capitalism.
But along with that, and perhaps, maybe even something more dangerous is also the globalization of culture.
the globalization of culture we're in
now that we have this one kind of unified world, the different cultures of the world now are, at least within certain parameters are expected to behave and act in a certain way. It's no longer acceptable for any people, who consider themselves a different, wanting to follow a different path and so forth.
And if they tried to do so, of course, pressure will be put on them to change their ways. So in many cases, societies nowadays are not really free to follow the path that they want to follow, especially as they want to follow some of their traditional ways, some of their family values and so forth. And even the role of religion has also been ruled by this new concept of global culture.
And at the same time, also everyone is being pretty much fed with the same propaganda, going to the same media sources, hearing the same kinds of news about how to behave and
and they're being influenced by the same tools that the media is being used throughout the world.
One thing that we see, of course, about the media is that
it seeks for what you could call the lowest common denominator, which among human beings is the shower,
media realizes that they say sex sells.
So they are using these things, to attract people to influence people. And if you have, for example, a young generation, and you can show them that it's okay to open the doors to whatever they want to do.
And even though teenagers may think they know everything there is in the world, which is
it's not fewer teenagers, it's been this way for quite some time. Mark Twain had a famous statement, I forget exactly what he said. But he said, when I was 14, I thought my father was the most ignorant man in the world. And by the time I was 20, I was surprised how much he had learned.
You can think about that if we go with.
So if you open the door for the sherawat, and it's not surprising that more and more of our youth are being attracted to these things. So the whole culture, the whole society, what the society is based on as being broken down. This lemon society should be based on belief, and all this data should be based on the Brotherhood of Islam.
Some of his guiding principles should be sacrificed for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala sacrifice for one another.
And this is being substituted more and more with a kind of a capitalist view of the world, where self interests,
the rights of the individual, the desires or the needs of individual and greed and so forth, take over so you find the family, you find the extended family, for example, the system of extended family breaking down, people living in smaller, smaller family units, and not having that kind of network that needs to have
And with the course with views of the media the way it is, the way it is now what you're talking about the internet, were they talking about satellite dishes, things are going into Muslim lands, which just 10 years ago, 15 years ago, that would be shocking, we'll be speaking about distance. Nowadays, people don't even speak about them anymore. Because they become so commonplace, they become accepted.
The fact that there's something showing on TV, or there's some kind of advertisement or something going on, and this is that part of town, they used to maybe cause the people to be shocked, just as I said, maybe just 1520 years ago, nowadays is considered not considered good
thing. But it is considered like the norm, this is what people do, nothing we can do about it, and it becomes accepted.
So more and more as this globalization of culture, as they call it more and more spreads, the distinctiveness of the Muslim has lost more and more, and the distinctiveness of those people who are calling themselves Muslim, and therefore should be on a circle must contain and should be distinguishable, and their way of life from a movie. And from a bargain. This is slowly and surely dwindling. And as I said, if there's something for the Roma to take, very seriously and to deal with this problem, but what can be done about it on both national
as well as an international level, because it looks like to really deal with this, Muslim communities across nations are probably going to have to stand up and be able to do something about it, individual nations probably will not have that much power or influence against what he calls the powers that be. So as we continue in our lives in the next few years, we're going to be seeing, again, this issue of ourselves, taking this drama and sort of the fact that we're going to have to reconsider it even more and more seriously, and also for our youth,
to make sure that we do not lose this distinction between what does it mean to be a Muslim, and worshiping God and following the data, as opposed to being from a movie, or
one of the four points that Allison mentioned, that comes up clearly from this ending sort of
has to do with the interfaith movement.
And the interfaith movement
kind of shows itself in different has shown itself, I should say, in different forms. throughout the centuries, there's not something
completely new, it's not something completely from the current times, but actually has
shown up in the past.
I'm not going to speak too much about the interfaith movement in what it implies. But what I'm speaking about is not where, for example, the Muslim was invited to go someplace to go and explain what Islam is, for explain Islam's position on a certain point, and maybe there's Jews and Christians also going to be speaking about what they believe I'm not talking about that kind of thing. But I'm talking about the kind of associations and movements where the goal is to remove the distinction between the Jews the Christians and the Muslims in particular, but also other groups are oftentimes and
this is something that we have to be very cautious about. And unfortunately, when it comes to dollar many times, and this is probably another topic of importance that needs to be discussed. Many times when it comes to download, some people are so anxious, and so enthusiastic about our and we spoke before about the fact that all of us should wish and hope that Allah subhana wa tada guides everyone, so that we can all give them some worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. But that enthusiasm has to be within the limits of the Sharia. Sometimes, out of this, as I said, this enthusiasm in the name of Java, sometimes people go obviously beyond what are the limits of the *tier. And the most
obvious case of that is this kind of interfaith movement
and actually very Anima
themselves discuss this point.
You can find in some of the cookies
that are being quoted about the verse in the Quran, in which Alyssa hunwick goddesses were that couldn't be so helpful in working with them would have fallen to the moon.
Do not mix the truth was false, nor knowingly conceal the truth
of property in associating quotes Mujahid who was listening to him and
he said let them be so helpful. Do not cover the truth or mix the true to false it means do not mix Islam with Judaism and Christianity.
The students have even abdus
saying just means do not mix them with Judaism and Christian
And even if it also quotes from Qatar, they're having similar stings.
So actually, in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala says, when it comes to sort of hopped up in Boston, do not mix the truth with falsehood, as in some of the earlier automatic just means do not mix Islam, which is a luxury religion with these Eretz ways Judaism and Christianity is a brotherhood.
And at the same time, if you are not presenting Islam to them, and showing them that, actually, this is where your real salvation lies, but you're actually going to them and not only missing Islam to Christianity, but also not telling them to choose to vote, the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what are the consequences of following the southern path,
then you are actually combining both things that Allah subhanaw taala has for video, and this was
you are not only mixing Islam with Judaism and Christianity, but you're also concealing,
you're not conveying it to them that important message, which is our obligation to convey that these facts are arid paths.
And if you want to really to please Allah subhanaw taala, if that is truly your intention.
If that is truly intention, you have to realize that the only path, the only way to do it is by following the way of the problem.
And of course, one of the more common ways in which this interface woman has been presented now it is the idea of the children of Abraham.
And the West is not uncommon to hear people say that Abraham was the father of monotheism.
And I don't know if you remember, but we had a lecture series on shift here some time ago,
the idea of many Western students of religion, to study philosophy, religion, and so forth. They have a tendency to believe that monotheism is the later concept in the life of human beings. That laughter long time someone finally figured out, oh, maybe one God makes more sense than the multiple gods. So one of the ones that they attribute as being one of the first to come up with that was Abraham, so he's the father of monotheism, because we know from the left from the Quran, that this is in the nature of mankind, that they are monotheists by nature, and from the time we'll add Malaysia, human beings have been monkeys, the new that monkeys.
Again, what they claim, what they tried to claim is that we are all the children of Abraham.
And so therefore, we should all come together as being the children of Abraham.
In the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada makes it very clear that Abraham Lincoln had nothing to do with Judaism and Christianity.
And this is by the way, this is not just an Islamic view. This is the view of anyone who studies history. Judaism as a religion came after Abraham.
Christianity as a religion, belief about the Trinity and so forth, obviously came after Abraham, Abraham, at least to them had nothing to do with these religions. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, not enable hemo God and willingness Iranian will I can can I even Muslim or Canon no machine? Allah subhanho wa Taala says clearly about Abraham Alicia danza T was neither Jewish nor Christian. But she was a monotheistic Muslim submitted to Allah subhanaw taala and he was not from among those people who committed
in the older NASA de Brahim little arena teboho had in the view will arena lowly
and rarely among mankind the process continues. Those who have the best claim to Abraham are those who follow him at this profit meaning of the process. And those who have believed and allows the protector of the believers.
The only one actually among the Jews, Christians and Muslims who can say that they are on the same path of Abraham.
What they call as they said monotheism and the rest, who was the father of monotheism, even just taking it from that point, the only one who can really claim to be on the same path as Abraham, Malaysia, or the Muslims.
And in reality, all purposes we know all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala were Muslims submitting to alisson I know datamine submitting sincerely and properly to Allah subhanaw taala. And these other religions within Judaism and Christianity are actually manly. And this drop that we make to Allah subhanho wa Taala is again a reflection of the fact that these people were given
the revelation from Allah subhana wa Tada.
Their prophets, their original prophets were given the revelation from Allah subhanaw taala. But they lost the truth. They stray from that path.
And when they lost their truth and when they stray from that path, this will not only harm themselves, but actually to harm all of humanity.
Because humanity now has lost the light from Allah subhana wa Tada. So when the poem homosassa them came,
this is the kind of God asking Allah subhana wa Taala, to give us back their light, and to lead us back to that straight path that God has sent through all of the different process.
So here, we are actually, kind of asking Allah subhanaw taala, to save us from that darkness, which existed prior to the coming of the fall of socialism, and which was the result of these people's behavior toward religion Have a look at that.
Now, when you read sort of compared to when you look at it, as a whole,
and as the famous expression, hopefully, we'll get it wrong, that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, I mean, when you when you study each verse, you get a certain meaning, but then when you look at as a whole, and kind of try to study it from a distance, so to speak, you get even more insights into what this surah has given mankind. So, a number of scholars have kind of spoken about the surah as a whole, and I will summarize some of the comments here, one of them who spoke a great deal about this claim.
And another one also had a lengthy session on this was adultery.
And I will start with a client
even if it goes back and mentions the point that we have discussed many times.
And that is, has to do with the diseases of the heart.
And he says that the main two factors,
the main two diseases of the heart, the lead to all the other diseases of the heart are with respect to facade of knowledge and beside of infants
having a problem with respect to knowledge like a body and having a problem with this picture in kitchen. So getting this guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala to be shown the straight path is obviously the cure for the bullying those people have lost the game and being blessed by Allah subhanaw taala to have the will to fulfill it, and the drive to actually obey the truth disabuse us of the disease of Laguna Valley so you have the disease of ignorance basically, and you have the disease of not being pure and intention to worship Allah subhanaw taala
these are the two greatest disease. So when you make your solar panel with data when you make this Dr. Phil this kind of data, these are the two major diseases that you are trying to cure from your heart
and in those who can be cured, inshallah, the rest of the diseases of the heart will also be cured. But in particular, there's two other major diseases and we've also spoken about them before and that is, and and, and I hope inshallah you remember when we spoke about them and what is it in sort of,
that if you are sincere to sort of, try to remove these diseases from your heart,
you know, I can show not acting sincerely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala but acting to be seen to be looked up towards me later
and uncover his arrogance and pride. If you
understand and truly mean what you say when you say yes, and I will do this your pure you have a real
because you're not acting. So people will look at you and admire you, but you're acting only for the sake of time. So your actions are to worship Allah center data. And then if you understand properly the implications of a yak in this day, that Allah subhanaw taala is the only one in whom we will seek help. And you realize that actually all powers with Allah subhanaw taala and if Allah subhana wa tada does not decrease them for you, it will not
just will remove your killer of arrogance.
Because if it were not for the blessing from Allah subhanaw taala you will not have anything that you have.
So if you understand that how could someone have given or arrogance and pride in his heart it goes against him or is the antithesis of the man that's why the postal system is posted if someone has even a small portion of it. In his heart, he will not enter gym
which means a lot Him He will not answer agenda with those people who first and to begin with the first to entry agenda.
But this is it says like the antithesis of what we should believe about Allah subhanho wa Taala
so those are four major diseases misguidance Thank you.
contention area and cover
very hard to street from these things, then many other things also will be taken out to the heart.
And those are the I think has this is built upon this evidence I have mentioned a number of them, but that will turn out to those that is discussing, because he can incorporate within.
And adultery begins his discussion in a slightly different way. He says that this
can remove all of the veils or all of the barriers that exist between a person and the true blooded life of a believer. So, if you understand this sort of properly, and then inshallah you implement it properly,
those of you saying that all those obstacles, all those barriers between you. And that blessing life that a believer should have in both in this world into here after all those barriers will be removed.
The person for example, realizes that he has to follow the commands and the revelation and the direction of Allah subhanaw taala just flows from the fact that you are saying that he is alila perfusate, or this you're saying this is a lot. And if he is Rob,
the store also opens the heart of the believer to some of the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. We don't just refer to him as a lot and this sort of, but we also mentioned the fields are rockin and rollin. In fact, you mentioned that twice. You also mentioned the fact that she is allowed me to mention the practice is medically over again. And as we said, the more you know about our data, the more your heart will be filled with love Allah subhanho wa Taala, the more your heart will be filled also with the praise of Allah subhanaw taala.
Obviously, any form of search should be removed from the heart if he's reading. In fact, you have proper, even just the word even just the phrase Alhamdulillah when you say Alhamdulillah we said this incorporates the meaning of Laila Hilah. Plus, it is praising Allah subhana wa.
So even just this expression of 111, if Allah subhanho wa Taala is deserving of all the praise,
then obviously, there's no reason to commit because any other person you're turned to or any other being you've turned to is not worthy of praise, and is not worthy of praise. How in the world would you worship someone, right? So the heart is going to be freed from committing any kind of ship. And when we say here, any kind of fruit, it entails all of the different types of ship, all of the different kinds of servitude.
And those of you are familiar with those that is to say he, he likes to discuss politics and kind of take everything back to political issues. But here he talks about the fact that a kind of mental slavery,
or your mind feels itself in prison to someone. Other than all this kind of a God. He says this is much greater than any kind of physical slavery that could possibly exist.
He said, the real meaning of freedom is a lot of people talk about freedom, by the way he wrote this many years ago, but somehow it comes up again, he said people speak about freedom, yes, they have no clue what it really entails.
Freedom, what the real meaning of freedom is that the heart is free from being attached to anything other than that thing for which it was created.
Because of the heart is attached to anything other than Allah subhanho wa Taala the owner results can be misery.
The only way that the soul can have true happiness, and true freedom is if it is attached.
And he said from among the worst things that the heart is going to be tested are the material materials.
And this is what people are nowadays being broken down to any they expect to get gratification or the whole life is about achieving material things. And as soon as you achieve some material thing, immediately, there's some bigger, better thing coming out after and so now you need that also, you'll never be satisfied. And even if you finally achieve the physical, the material thing that you've been hoping for, you'll find that it doesn't bring you the kind of satisfaction that you thought it would be.
And so, this kind of slavery of desires of material things. This will be wiped away by anyone who understands sort of the economic direction will be completely different. So his results will be a good result.
There is also the one worship these material things as I said, it can only be written
like the Polish or Selim has told us and had it recorded by the party, guys out to dinner with Jim will katiba was Phoenicia in earthier? Oh, here we are in
the process of silom says this, basically, he's saying that the person who was a slave of dinars of money of wealth of these material goods, it said, that person will be wretched or miserable.
And his whole life is as opposed to describe, if he gets these things, then he's happy. And if he does not get these things, then he is unhappy. And as I said, this is truly a miserable life. And the strangest thing about this miserable life is that, in general is the person himself who has made himself miserable.
From this way of life that he's taken, because he's the one who has convinced himself that he cannot be happy unless he has such and such.
It's not the lesson what God has said, you know, if you don't have the mentioned in, you know, three limousines and whatever, you're not going to be happy, unless not always diamond.
But the human and self convinces himself that I will not be happy until I have certain certain sentences.
And then what will probably occur is that then even when he achieves that thing, as I said, then it will not bring that happiness to these pictures, and then he's going to look for somebody else, and then he's going to save tons of oil, not be happy, until I have since this is an issue of this.
And these are the people by the way, many times you claim that they are free, they're not free, they are slaves to everything around them, because they need this person, they need these people, they need this money, they need this work coming in, in order for them to get what they want. So they're always going to be slaves to a human being can worship Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala, if he has no wealth of yet living, he can work.
So he's not a slave to anything except to all the data and that's when he can fulfill and that slavery will bring positive results in both this life and Egypt. Similarly, as when we say he can sustain the disease of relying upon anyone other than Allah subhana wa tada is also going to be
and this is a disease
because you're going to be relying upon someone who in reality cannot bring about what you want him to be, cannot bring you happiness, he cannot even fulfill even the simplest, if you had asked me to hand you this works, I cannot even fulfill the simplest thing unless I listened to $1 was for
so you can even put your trust and reliance on something which is some kind of intermediate source that really has no power in itself, or you can turn to the real source of power. And as we spoke about, when you turn to these other sources, you are kind of submitting yourself to them. You're debasing yourself to these other human beings or these other material sources,
which is a kind of degrading for the human being.
We spoke about some of the diseases like arrogance and but
it's also freedom from many of the other dangerous diseases as I said, as time alluded to,
it will freed him inshallah from, for example, the envy
from selfishness from greed, from egotism.
Because when the person realizes again the meaning of this job,
then he is no longer acting for himself. The goal is not to, for example, make himself richer or make himself in a better more authority or more power in this world. That's not his goal.
He is simply living for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he has no desire or his you can say he's indifferent about the things that other people have.
If you're indifferent about the material things that other people have, he will not have envy.
Someone has a nicer car, a faster computer or you know, that he can bring to the mosque and work on
things of this doing.
Doesn't matter. As long as you're worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala you have the greatest and the most important gift.
So why should you lower yourself with respect to that gift by all of a sudden having envy for someone else because of what is an effect. Envy in reality is envy towards what has decreased so you're also harming yourself even more with this picture?
Your relationship to Allah subhana wa Tada.
So this constant thing of greed and hatred and even hatred and division among Muslims, in particular among Muslims should be removed because we're working simply for the sake of worshipping Allah
but also feeds the human being, especially with respect to how Allah subhana wa tada has commanded us with respect to disorder, it treats the human being of negligence.
Because when he reads the surah, he is constantly reminded of the purpose for which has been created,
is also constantly reminded of where all of his bounces have come from everything that are less than 100. That is good.
When he says global alameen when he's talking about ferrata Marine, and I'm carrying, he's reminding himself that these things come from a lesson again, when he says Al hamdu, lillahi Rabbil alameen. And when he says he cannot remember his purpose, so specially the way that almost 100, what God has ordered us to repeat this,
over and over again, it saves us from becoming negligent, says this, or should save us from becoming forgetful of what our goal and what's our purposes.
Obviously, it is reminding us of the Day of Judgment, the sort of narrow human being so clear reminder of the decision that should help us
to avoid sin, major and minuses.
And if we commit sins, the Soto also should help us to repent, because as we said, there is forgiveness or even disorder because if we do commissions, and we know that we want to meet Allah subhanaw taala was medically over again, we also remember that he is out of memory. So the opportunity and the chance for us to go back to Allah subhanaw taala and to repent is always there.
even beyond the sin, since we're always being reminded of that meeting with alisson 100 died on the Day of Judgment. And it's our goal is the worship of Allah subhanaw taala it should even help us to keep from over indulging in even the permissible things of this world.
If we over indulge in the permissible things to the detriment of our worship of Allah subhanaw taala and instead of doing good things, we waste our time and things which are there permissible inshallah. But there are other better things that we could be doing. If we're conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala will always be looking for the good things in the beneficial things rather than simply just being satisfied with doing the permissible things.
And since Allah subhanaw taala is a law as we discussed, the meaning of his name, and his robe, Blarney.
And this horrible army encompasses all aspects of this world. And this path
also encompasses all aspects of this world. It will keep the person from compartmentalizing his life, having some kind of schizophrenia, we're in the mosque is one kind of person, and he's remembering all this ahead of time and he's worshiping Allah subhanaw taala. And then as soon as he leaves the mosque, whether it is more behavior, whether it is his business, whether it's his his studies, what he does, and those things are completely independent of what he says is his relationship to Amazon.
If you say he eken Abu, if you're asking God to guide you to the straight path, that he's a little blood, I mean all aspects of life, there's no excuse for someone behaving in that session the to religious in his personal life, for example, and his public life is not religious, or anything of that nature.
Another benefits of this surah is that, if you understand the sort of properly inshallah, then you will not allow anything to deter you from the straight path.
Any kind of trials of this world, any kind of temptations, any kind of system,
because, you know, there's only three paths in general as you spoke about mankind can be divided into three groups of people in general, all explained here, you are either on a set auto stopping or you are on
the given path.
So often, the results
hamdulillah is that these are the people who have been blessed by Allah subhanaw taala there are not the people who have earned this rather than love those people who are lost. And
so whenever you are tempted, any kind of competition or child comes to you, they can try to take you away from the streets as you realize right away that is the straight path and all those other paths are not beneficial for you.
And you're constantly reminded of that fact as you as you read this sort of
and inshallah, this one
Also rebuild the relationship between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And of course, I look ahead to what God
is all powerful, and is almighty. So you're building a relationship with the one who has all power, action and all control above and beyond the materialism of this world.
And he shall, we're dead relationship as you learn this sort of properly, you will develop any man which will be strong.
The kind of man for example, that allows the prophets to bail us out and the most difficult circumstances allowed. For example, in Surah, two Burroughs referring to the people who were put in the ditch, and burned because of their belief in Allah subhanaw taala.
This is the people who had a strong belief. And this is the kind of belief that we are inshallah hoping for and trying to achieve, and this sort of can help us sell achieve that kind of.
So in this sort of
all the kind of, as we said, the diseases but also the kind of dangerous, we can call them enemies that may occur to them and bhlr are repelled with it is the soul, and sometimes the soul to get to that Allah subhanaw taala. But this will be a constant reminder to them, and a constant urging for them to worship Allah subhanaw taala.
We know for example, then when we don't submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we submit to our desires, well, we know the truth, and we know that we shouldn't be doing that we know that we're behaving like a mobile reality. And we're being indifferent to all this kind of analysis and has, and instead are fulfilling our desires. So this will, the Suraj Allah will help us and protect us from those kinds of weaknesses that many humans experience.
We also mentioned I think, in the first lecture, that many scholars talk about the fact that the factory has known as omens.
And it's kind of a summary of what the Quran contains.
And in fact, when you look at a fat guy, you'll see for example, all three sets of to hate,
the three touches to hate the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala, with respect to Him alone being worships oneness with respect to him being the only the only Lord, the only one has control over any of the fears of the oneness of Allah subhana wa tada with his pictures, names, his attributes, all of these are touched upon or alluded to, and this sort of confirmation of the resurrection. And the meeting was almost handled, the need to worship Allah subhanho, wa, taala, and Kiki helping him the straight path and so forth, all of these things are summarized.
And the rest of the forum, he could almost say the rest of the Quran is a commentary or an explanation of the sort of trauma.
And in fact, if you think about what are the main goals of the Quran is you study the Quran?
And you try to understand what is the whole I'm trying to give mankind and some others a number of people have written books related to this topic.
If you study the Quran and try to see what is the Quran trying to give us? And by the way, it's a good idea. Anytime you read a book, in general, you should try to understand what is it that you're trying to get out of the book? Why am I reading this book? If you read the textbook for exam, they only want to know the exam. So you don't want to need anything else. Beyond that, if you're reading for pleasure, you just waited for whatever you get from it, if you don't remember do that's fine.
So when you search for a book, you have to have some understanding in your mind, what is it that you're trying to get from that book? What are you trying to get, for example, with respect to the will put on it trying to find out? What is your purpose in life? While there's no data puts you here? What is it you're supposed to do in life and so forth? Or are you just reading the Quran to get burqa or something of that nature, and it should be something clear in your mind when you turn to read the Quran. And so, if we look at the portal, we can see that there are five major goals five basic goals to put on is giving to mankind.
And all these are related to sort of
the first thing the Quran is teaching human beings about Allah subhanaw taala and about his oneness and his uniqueness.
And if you will back to our discussion about the Law of Demeter and so forth. conflict has clearly related to So hey,
no one can deny that. Many scholars say actually that all of the Quran, if you read, for example, in the shuttle updated to Hawaii, they say that all of the Quran is related to
the details of that thing. But obviously, if you know what Allah means if you know
mean, yak and
Yak in Australia, all of these things are related to him. So Allah subhanaw taala. And this surah is telling us about himself,
telling us about some of his names and his attributes.
And you can almost see from sort of the basic questions that philosophers or people humans have a tendency to ask, Who is my Creator? What is my relationship to him?
And why did he create me?
What is it that I'm supposed to be doing? All of these things actually are covered by social contract? And I don't think I need to go should be clear, inshallah, I don't need to go into details about how they
another one of the goals of the Quran is to guide people to the path and the way of life that is pleasing to Allah,
to guide people to the path and way of life that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala, to show them, what is the script.
Now, obviously, this sort of directly relate to this, because you also know what Allah is not giving us necessarily the details of the script. But he's giving us one of the keys the draws to him, to help us be on the straight path, and help us to identify the straight path and to know that there are other paths which are not the straight path that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala.
Thirdly, also the Quran, seeking to create the complete and balanced Islamic individual.
What we mean by that is that the individual has to have in his heart, what it takes for him to follow through. And he also has to recognize the truth. And we've already spoken about the backhaul, the sort of the fact that I can remove myself from my heart, many of the diseases that can feel the heart and at the same time also,
it should fill us with tobacco. And as we've gone through the discussion of the different verses from soda to fattier, all of these verses actually should have similar effects upon the individual. And if you actually study what these effects were, that we've been speaking about, all of them are about developing, and improving the relationship between the individual and almost in all, all realms of life in all aspects of a person's life.
And for whom the Quran is creating an Islamic Society.
How is that related to sort of contract here?
One thing we see, let's run with that it did not put this, as we said, in the single in a certain this company, we're actually asking on behalf of other members.
And we're hoping to join other members who are already there. serrata Levine, and I'm sorry.
So in our browser, we're seeing this in the plural.
So we already recognizing that as members of people who are trying to worship or listening.
We're not doing it individually. But we're saying I didn't set out to Muscatine. So we already understand this, we are part of a group. And not only that, our society that we have, is based on certain stuffing made up and some of those people whom Allah subhanaw taala is blessed. And we also know that this society is going to be different from the way of the people who have earned the rest of their lives and no data, and is going to be different from the society or the way of those people who have strayed from the path. The whole purpose for being of this society would be the worship of Allah subhana wa Tada.
So the people who make this draw sincerely and are on the strict path, they are working together to worship Allah subhanaw taala. And so they're performing that society which is pleasing to Allah.
And then the fifth goal is the Quran is the guiding the Muslims in their continuous struggle against the enemies of Allah subhanaw taala and the enemies of Islam, and those people who oppose the truth.
The most obvious aspects of that here and the surah is almost $100, you might notice of the fact that there are going to be other people. Because if you look at this last part
of bowling, let's find out it did not describe the path, the difference. So listen, I know a guy that described the people, a little goofy on him or people bullying our people. So let's handle the data. He is already referring to us, showing us that there are people who are following other paths. But ours is a distinct path and what can we expect from those people. And then again, they described as bullying, we can expect opposition from those.
By definition almost there
because they didn't want even they recognize the truth. They didn't want to go
So we expect them to oppose us and not to necessarily be pleased with us.
And above all in for those people who are misguided, who are basically life in English, and English is one of the main reasons for hatred. So we expect obviously, for those people to also possess all this data has alluded to that aspect, which he also discusses in the forum.
There's also an interesting passage written by one scholar describing productivity.
He said, sort of the fact that the first part of the soda is most lucilla Sanatana. So it's about him being.
He said, The second part is guidance, for you say dentists at optimal stopping.
And then the last part is getting the blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. So Dr. Levine. And I'm Darian, again, even this part here is a description of those who Allah subhanaw taala has blessed.
And then he says
this, the amount of blessing
this the person has received actually is determined by the amount of guidance that he receives. And it the more guidance you receive as actually determines how much blessing you've actually received from alesana.
And then, that portion of guidance will be determined by the portion of mercy that almost 100 out of the stone.
So actually, everything goes back to all us in hand with Allah's blessings. And
so, and even these less parts of getting the guidance and being blessed by this kind of Allah, they are directly related to the mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada. And this in turn also, by the way, as we go back even before that 200 letter of law to me, this fact also should remind us of our shortcomings towards the listener.
And if it aligned with God has given us His mercy by showing us the straight path. And in fact, you've given us all the bounces that we have. So therefore, we should be reminded of our shortcoming with this particular lesson on our data. And so therefore, we should turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala, for his mercy for his forgiveness. And once you recognize your shortcomings, once you recognize that you should turn to all the panelists out and ask for mercy and forgiveness. There's also a corresponding act that says
once you recognize your shortcomings, you should seek it with even more earnestness, to get guidance from a listener.
Because you want to remove those shortcomings from the only way that you will be able to remove those shortcomings from you is if Allah subhana wa tada blesses you with more guidance. So when you recognize this fact in your heart, you turn with even greater earnestness and desire to be blessed by Allah subhana wa tada and to get more guidance from Allah subhanaw taala.
Another aspect of social phobia
is that if someone wants to change his life, or someone wants to repent and wants to change his life,
then actually there's no better job, there's no better application than this application to change a person's life.
Because of a person's life is in failure, something wrong in his life with this picture on this front, it says because he's not the stranger. It is because he's no longer on the street. So if he's seeking to repent, it is seeking to repent and change his life as a whole. And to become a true servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no better job
than this to our fullest.
Because it is going to push you back inshallah, on the right course. But at the same time, also,
it is not just something that can help someone illustrate get back on the right course.
But as we've been speaking about, as you understand it, more and more, as you understand the deficit disorder, every time you sell a U turn to a son or daughter, you're actually turning toward a sandwich
with a deeper understanding and therefore asking a listener without more and with a stronger intention.
And as your understand this load up,
you begin then to implement the teachings of it. And so those teachings kind of become second nature for you. And so Now is your turn for Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're asking Allah subhanaw taala for even more and more guidance,
because there's many levels of guidance. So the more you turn to Allah subhanaw taala with this job, you increase more and more inshallah, and your guidance and your and correct action and your correct beliefs and so on.
Finally, there's the lightning passes by in real time
in the data center,
in which he speaks about
how this aura is a reputation of so many actually uses all of the groups of not even older groups of innovations, but all of the groups of the middle all the different religious groups, and all the groups. And all the groups of Hillel, all of them have been refuted in this sort of, and he goes on for actually many phases.
And I will not get into what he said, but I will take one or two examples from what he says to give us. Again, some idea that when you look at the soda as a whole, you get even more than when you look at it just looking at each individual.
So he says For example, the Sora is a reputation of the Gambia
and the jammy in general, what they mean by that is those people who have negated the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala.
And it goes up to they turn to the Quran, and they see these names and attributes in the Quran. But they, in essence, they say there's no real meaning to them, or they assign to them no real meaning. And they make a sandwich out of basically just in existence without having all of these attributes. And this group will jamea caused a great deal of fitna Ministry of Islam. So it's not just some kind of theoretical point that he's talking about, but they existed at one time and, and to some extent, some of their teachings have a tendency to pop up every now and then some of the teachings as a group,
and its totality, you can almost say that they've disappeared.
But he says that this sort of refused them in many ways. And he says, For example, The first of them, he says, When you say Alhamdulillah
you are affirming all forms of praise, and perfect praise for Allah subhanaw taala.
And so then he says that you cannot affirm all forms of praise, because also one aspects of the praise when we spoke about that.
It also means with respect to their soul as an entertainer that he has the attributes of perfection and greatness
that require or that deserves such praise. So just by saying Alhamdulillah you are admitting that Allah subhana wa tada has the attributes of perfection and greatness of Granger.
And that in general, you will not pay someone if he doesn't have such attributes. I mean, in general, if you're going to speak about someone, if the person has no positive attributes, which is basically what they stripped down to, you have no reason to face even that individual. So when you say that Allah subhanho wa Taala is deserving all the perfect and great and excellent praise. You're saying therefore that he is having all of those attributes that deserve those praise. When you call, for example, Rahman, Allah subhana wa tada Rahman and you're then therefore attributing to him the attributes of government. If he's a man that this also must mean that he's living that he has a
will. Because Rama Mercy is based on the world and power and attributes of hearing and so forth.
He also says that there's two groups, pottery and algebra you can have two very much opposing groups and Jabari are those people who basically say that there is no such thing as free will, everything is determined and decreed by Allah subhana wa tada and the human being is just fulfilling those acts, but actually nothing is coming from the human being himself. And the kuzari are the opposite case. Basically, these are the three wheelers
referred to sometimes that they even deny that this is almost unheard of, without actually rise, power war things and nothing can happen except by the will of Allah subhanaw taala they are attributing the will and the power to human beings.
So he says, for example, that again when you are attributing all hum to Allah subhanho wa Taala
or phrase, then part of that phrase to listen to a God and his profession is that he would not punish them his servants
concerning something that they do not have any power or any influence over.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala he's deserving of all praise. This means he has attribute of being justice and rights. So therefore, if you were to punish someone,
for actions that they actually they did not commit, and they did not have any wills to do but they were forced to do it. Then all of a sudden without it would be unjust. And if he was being unjust, and he's not deserving of the pace of the complete page, then he's not
deserving of discretion to say, the law.
And similar when we say our man, then again, if he is punishing people,
for actions that they actually didn't do, they were forced to do that, how is he?
And he goes on in other ways, how this is the reputation of liberty.
He also talks about this is a reputation of rafita.
We spoke before some pictures about why this is a reputation.
And one of the other aspects that even painful so here's that Allah subhanaw taala, that makes it clear that people are in three categories.
Those people whom he is blessed, and they are the people
who recognize the truth and forwards.
And then he said, they are those people over and angle Ulzheimer, Tyler who recognize the truth but refusal. And those people who
don't who are ignorant and do not follow the truth.
And he says, anyone, the one who knows just the truth and follows it.
These are the people who are deserving to be considered as long as set out in the stuffing.
And he says that if anyone is deserving of this title of knowing the truth and following it,
is that it is definitely the companion policy.
And he said they are more deserving of being recognized as being on the straight path, then go to Africa this year. And he says it's inconceivable that the Sahaba didn't know the truth. But the rafidah come later and they know the truth.
it's inconceivable that the Sahaba companions of the Prophet system did not know the truth. And the miracle is the truth, while our operators come later, and they recognize the truth, and they follow the tradition, basically what's wrong with our claim, they're saying the Sahaba in general, the companions of the Prophet says, straight from the streets. Again, he goes on further about other ways in which this is the reputation of this year. And
as I said, this is a lengthy process in the data set again.
And I think I'm disappointed that we'll end the series of lectures on sort of,
obviously, this sort of makes up the most important job that we can make for and shall our lives to be successful. And in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy that he is 40 to 70 times a day. Now it is upon us to study it to learn it inshallah. And forget the depth of his meaning. So we know what it is that we are asking of Allah subhana wa Tada.
So at the end, let me express my thanks for those of you who participate, especially those who came from a long distance. I was just reading
a book by people but Gary when 1000 or less than 1000 years ago, written some time ago, and he was speaking about the enthusiasm and the energy of the teacher.
And he was saying that the energy of the teacher depends on the extent of the listeners comprehension and enthusiasm. So in other words, if they are people who are willing to listen
and taking the effort to listen, that will give the one who's speaking more encouragement and more incentive to actually speak. Otherwise, if nobody looks interested, and nobody shows up, he's not going to speak. So while you're coming. you're contributing just by you're coming in you're enthusiastic faces during the lecture. And you should always remember that back in the future, that even if you're not maybe in a position where you can give lectures,
just by you attending you are inshallah supporting and hoping by your enthusiasm that will also help with the speaker, be also more enthusiastic and willing to give this knowledge Shall We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to benefit from what we've heard and to understand the surah and if you accept this effort from us and forgive us, and forgive me in particular for any mistakes or errors, please stop it alone lonely or alone world