Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
This is the first parable that we have in the Quran.
The very first method, the very first parable that comes in the Quran is this one in Surah Al Baqarah.
And this parable that Allah gives us is concerning the munaf akun.
The hypocrites and their lack of benefit from the watching the revolution of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And so, the beginning of Surah Al Baqarah
gives us a look at three categories of people.
Allah subhanho wa Taala
divides the people into three categories
with respect to their acceptance or rejection of the word of the revelation.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions them in the first five ayat
and the moon are those who believed inwardly and outwardly,
they believed inwardly and outward.
And allow mentions in the first five
after that Allah mentions the kuffaar
and for those who disbelieved inwardly and outwardly.
So the complete opposite of the first category, the mean.
And then we come to the third category, and they are the moon Africa.
And they are those who disbelieved inwardly
or outwardly, they showed that they were believers.
And so Allah mentions them.
In the next 13 Ayat of surah, Al Baqarah.
Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala emphasize on this third category more than the first two?
of the grave danger of this particular group.
And because not too many people are aware of them.
their situation is concealed.
We don't know what's in their hearts.
And they stand in the ranks of the believers.
And so because not too many people have knowledge of them. And because of their grave danger, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned them
so much more than the first two categories.
So what is this parable about?
It's about the true nature.
The true nature and the true reality of them whenever you're one of the hypocrites.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned this parable, which is
it comes in the 17th and the 18th
Surah Baqarah, the 17th and 18th verses.
Allah mentions this parable after mentioning the main descriptions of the moon, Africa
So Allah tells us that the hypocrites they are like this, they're like that,
describing them to us and then
coming as if to conclude, and give us a summary of the description of the Buddha called the hypocrites are summarizes
their description and their discussion in this parable. And this is the first of two parables that Allah gives us concerning the munafo.
So here in verses 17 and 18, we have one parable. And then the next two are yet verses 19 and 20. covers the second parable that we will cover separately.
And so here Allah subhanahu wa taala says, method loom can methylene ladies still
there example, the example of the munafo goon is like one who Kindles or who asks that a fire be kindled.
But when it lights up around them,
when it lights up around them, a lot takes away that light,
leaving them in order darkness, etc.
They are deaf, dumb, and blind, someone Bookman Aronian, for whom lie on your own, so they will not return to the truth or to the right path.
And so here Allah subhanho wa Taala, compares the munafo
he compares them to a person who is out in the dark.
And he asks for fire to be ignited for him.
so that he could see, so that he could have some light,
then all of a sudden that light after it is after the fire is
ignited, and he has lightened, he could see all of a sudden it is taken away. And he is left in darkness, unable to see a single thing.
So this is the parable that of law gives us continuing these, what have you.
Why this particular parable?
these will not feel these hypocrites.
They entered into Islam.
And they mixed
with the community of the believers
and benefited from the light of the believers.
And here we're talking about the light of man.
But since that light was not in their own hearts,
a lot took it away from them.
And so the light of a man was illuminated for these people.
for the fire to be kindled.
But notice how they asked for it to be kindled.
Like a dark person he calls on someone please ignite from your fire.
Why? Because he doesn't have a source of light himself.
So he's asking for light from from elsewhere.
the light did not belong to them.
They don't have the light of a man in their hearts.
But because they were around the believers,
they were benefiting from that light.
that he could see the truth as being the truth.
And they could see falsehood as being falsehood.
They could distinguish between truth and falsehood, between right and wrong between a man and Cofer.
How through the light that was in the hands of the believers or in their hearts.
after everything was made clear to them,
after the truth was made clear from falsehood,
they chose No one forced them
They themselves chose to prefer the path of falsehood
and conceal that poofer in their hearts.
So as a result,
they will be stripped of this light
at a time, when they will be most in need of it.
And some of the scholars of TFC
they say that this is the state of the munafo of the hypocrites in this dunya
they are benefiting from the light of a man.
But then a lot takes it away from them.
In this dunya
other scholars have to see you They say that this will be their state in the accurate
and so on the Day of Judgment,
or we could say at the time of death,
at the time of death,
and so their entire lives.
They had light, they were benefiting from the light of the believers, but then,
at the time of death,
that light was taken away from them. Whereas with regards to the believers, this light of a man will continue to benefit them even after they leave this dunya. And they will have this light even on the day of judgment as a law tells us
Surah Al Haddad, Allah talks about the light of the believers shining in front of them on the Day of Judgment.
And it the same is in Surah, Al Hadid. Allah talks about the hypocrites coming to the believers and saying please give us some of your light.
So among the scholars are those who say that this could refer to the state of Africa, in this dunya, or it could refer to their state, in the accurate meaning at the time of death, and what comes after death until the day of judgment.
Also notice here, Allah Subhana, who would Tana did not say that he took away the fire.
If we go back to the area here
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and then when
light illuminated around him,
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a lot took away their light, notice of light did not say a lot took away their fire
even though it was the fire that was ignited around them.
What's the wisdom in this, the Wisdom is that
the source of benefit is light, or what we benefit from is light.
Whereas generally, fire is a source of destruction.
And so it says if Allah subhanahu wa tada took away from them, what was beneficial and that is light
and left them with the fire
as he will leave them in the era.
And so this is the case
who see the truth in front of their own eyes. And then they choose to become blinded to the truth.
Those who believe
and then they disbelieve
those who recognize the truth
and then they turn their backs from it.
They enter into Islam
then they leave it
and as a result, Allah subhanahu wa Jalla seals their hearts
never allowing them
to come back to the truth. And that's why Allah concludes the ayah
by saying for whom Allah
they will never return
meaning after their cover or after their amen and then they're covered.
They will never have that chance to return
to a man
and this is not
because a lot is unjust
or because Allah subhanho wa Taala
or he punishes them
Did someone may ask?
Why are they not given a chance?
The answer is very simple.
A lot did not force them.
But rather they chose this path.
And so a lot left them upon it
left him upon this because they themselves chose it. A lot did not do injustice to them, but they did injustice to themselves.
And that's why this is throughout the Quran, you'll find that whenever Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that he seals the hearts of certain people,
or he covers their hearts
or he causes them to go astray. We always find that Allah attributes that to their actions.
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Baba says regarding the Jews and bunnies are aliens who are too soft of ourselves when they deviated, then a law cause their hearts to deviate.
It's not that a law causes their hearts to deviate initially just like that.
It's always as a result of their actions and their free will that they chose.
Allah says here, someone Bookman are immune from LA Ruggiero.
They are blind.
And they are dumb meaning they don't have the ability to speak
or to think.
And that's if we were to think about it.
If we were to think about it,
since they are blind, they are deaf and they are dumb.
Because of that,
all the paths of arriving at the truth are blocked for them.
Someone who is blind he cannot see.
He is deaf, he cannot hear.
And he is Bookman, which means
he cannot speak nor can he think he is dumb.
Such a person.
There's no way for him to be guided.
Even if you try to guide him.
And that's because the truth
is one of three or the way of arriving at the truth or evidences for the truth or one of three,
something that can be seen,
like the signs that Allah sends
at the hands of the prophets, miracles, something that can be seen
or the truth is something that could be heard.
The message of a law being recited the idea of a law
it is something
that can be pondered over thought over. You arrive at the truth by pondering, contemplating using your using your intellect.
And all of these three are taken away from them when you own someone.
They are death.
Bookman they are dumb,
immune, they are blind.
And that's why for him allow your your children
This is why they will never be able to return
to the truth.
There are many lessons that we can learn from this
From this parable
among these lessons,
is first of all,
is like light
in its clarity,
and in its tranquility,
the opposite of Cooper and mythique, the opposite of kufr, disbelief, and neufeldt hypocrisy
and this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala does describes a man in the Quran, throughout the Quran you'll find, he man is described as being like
a man is always described as being like,
and in one of the parables as we will come to later on.
A lot describes the parable of his light.
Allahu senapati. Well, this refers to the light of a man in the heart of the believer.
How it shines clearly.
And so throughout the Quran, Allah refers to a man as light because of how clear it is, because of how tranquil it is. On the contrary, a lot describes how Kufa and ni Phalke
And we will come to parables where a lot describes how Kufa is not just darkness, but layers of darkness. And that is also a sort of to note.
an example of this if you wanted to,
you know, compare this to something
you could compare it to traveling at night.
If you've ever traveled at nighttime
where you are away from the from the city lights,
you will find how dark it is.
And your only source of light if you're driving
or your headlights.
And sometimes you have to put it on high beam because of how dark it is.
if all of a sudden
your headlights are not working.
That's it you'd have to pull over you cannot travel.
let's say the night is over, and the sun comes out.
How would you travel in the daytime.
And so that is an example of someone who
is in darkness, like the hypocrites
and someone who is enlightened.
And that is the believers.
lesson that we learn from this parable
is that a man never remains in the heart of the hypocrites.
Notice how here Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions
that the light illuminated what was around them.
Allah Allah Atma hola
when what was around them became illuminated.
So this shows that
the light is around them, the hypocrites the light is around them.
But it did not penetrate two hearts.
It only surrounded
because there's a difference between
there's a difference between a man
entering your heart
and settling into your heart
being around you
or coming into your heart but not really settling into it.
And Allah gives us this example in Surah 200
Regarding the Bedouins, who had entered into Islam towards the end of the mission of the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam, after the conquest of Mecca,
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rob the Bedouins, they said we have believed.
And then now we have come with email.
Allah says Calum took me while I can kulu Islam
say that say to them that you haven't really believed.
But rather what you should say is that we have submitted we have become Muslims. This shows us that there is a difference between Islam and a man.
There is a difference between the term Muslim and mean.
There are times when these two terms are synonymous. But there are times when they mean two different things. And so another example of this
was in the famous conversation between Abu sufian
harakiri heraclius, the emperor of Rome
when Abu sufian happened to be
and he happened to be with some of the leaders of koresh
and heraclius had heard of
Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, having emerged.
And he saw this as an opportunity to ask these people about him.
Because he was told that these are these people, these Arabs are coming from Mecca. So he wanted to ask them some questions. And so he, he, he asked them, first of all, he asked, you know, Who among you is the closest to him? So Abu sufian said, me, I'm the closest to him.
he asked them
a list of questions. He wanted to see.
How valid was the claim of Prophet Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam? How valid was his claim to Prophethood?
Because he was an intelligent man heraclius, the emperor of Rome was an intelligent man. And he had some knowledge of the Scripture. So he knew that there are certain criteria
that distinguish a true prophet from a false prophet. And so he asked certain questions, among the questions that he asked about Sofia, when he asked them
when anyone believes in Him,
those who accept his their work
and accept Islam.
Do any of them ever after that,
go back to cover
out of you know, hatred for this religion.
And so Abu Sufyan, he replied, No.
So at the end of the dialogue,
heraclius said, You know, I asked you such and such and this is how you responded, and then he came through this question. He said,
I asked you whether there was anybody who after embracing his religion became displeased.
And you said no.
And so, I realized that this is a true sign of a man
the delight of he man enters the heart and mixes with the heart completely,
nobody can ever become displeased with
meaning that a sign that this is a true prophet is that nobody leaves him
after accepting him
because of the delight
that they find in their hearts for this.
So this shows us
Eman is something that penetrates the hearts
and then it settles into the heart.
And this is only for who for the mean for the believers.
Contrary to that, or the moon of
the moon, moon.
If they accept a man and it enters into their hearts, it quickly goes away. It doesn't settle into the heart. That's if it enters. That's it enters
the third lesson that we can learn from this parable
the danger of a newfound
the danger of hypocrisy.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says here
for them about Atma hola who they have Allah who been Reem
the danger of hypocrisy
that you become abandoned by Allah subhanho wa Taala
a lot abandons you a lot for six years.
And if a law has forsaken you
if a law has abandoned you,
then it's all over. There is no hope for you.
And that's why we need to be careful of a number of hypocrisy.
And we shouldn't say that you know what? We're believers we have a man in our hearts. We can never become hypocrites, because the hypocrites are those who had Kufa in their hearts, but they showed the people that they were believers, and they had animosity for Islam. And they were always plotting with the kuffar against the believers. So they're in reality, they're only the enemies of Islam. I'm not an enemy of Islam.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that there are different signs of a hypocrites.
And sometimes these signs can even be within us.
as Muslims, for example, he said that one of the signs of a hypocrite is that when he speaks he lies.
Another sign is that when he is entrusted with something, he breaks his trust.
Another sign is if he gets into an argument, he swears and curses.
So these are some of the signs of munafo of a hypocrite.
And so sometimes we may end up having some of these signs without even realizing it.
And so we need to be careful. Yes, of course.
There are two kinds of hypocrisy.
There are two kinds of new facts. The first is a new Falcon, to call it, which is
the kind of new facts that takes a person out of Islam, which is the new fog of belief, such as the hypocrites that I was talking about here and they Procrit around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they will go far and then there is a new Falcon Anneli, which is the new fact of action, which is basically
as we mentioned some of the signs of a hypocrite that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke of, but generally we need to be careful because
as Allah said, the hypocrites Allah subhanho wa Taala abandons them.
And so we need to be extremely cautious and careful of that.