Parables of the Quran – Parable #10 – The Blessing of Unity
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In verse number 103
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all hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided.
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and remember the fever of Allah upon you. It's coming from Ida and Ella de Nakuru decom for us to
remember the favor of Allah upon you, when you were once upon a time enemies, and then he brought your hearts together. And you, you became by their favor of Allah, you became brothers. And then a what gives us the example?
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And you were upon the edge of a pit of fire. And then he saved you from it.
Because you've been you know, what, who is he Lakota dude do this is how awami is revelations clear to you, so that you become guided.
And so here, we actually have two things that a lot compares. The first is in the beginning of the ayah. When Allah says what else remove, be heavily Let me
hold on fast to the rope of Allah.
the Quran or Allah
resembles and compares the Qur'an
And so here this rope What does it refer to? It refers to the
loss of Hannah who wants us to hold on
to the Quran. And so the Quran is a guidance that leads to where that leads to a loss of Hannah what Allah, Allah subhanahu wa tada specifically chose a rope resemble the Quran. Why? Because a rope is something that leads to somewhere
it is something that leads to somewhere. For example,
if you want to fetch water from a well,
you take the rope
and attach it to a bucket
and you send it into the well to get the water.
Likewise, the Quran
is the means by which we reach a loss of honey.
And the only way that we can reach a loss of Hannah who with the Hydra is through the Quran.
So this rope it resembles the unity that we must have as believers. What should we unite upon? Because a lot here it says that we should hold on to the end, and we should not be divided.
But lots of Hannah who Allah wants us
to unite on the ground.
How does one hold on to the Quran?
How do we hold on to this person, this rope of Allah
by holding on to it
by understanding it by referring all of our matters to it when we dispute we should meet for an hour
source of guidance and our judge
by inviting to it, by calling it by having patience, over the difficulty that comes with it.
So all of these meanings,
they come under, holding on to the rope of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala
us being saved from this unity, he compares that to being saved from the edge of a pit of fire.
And so after Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded the believers to hold fast to the rope of Allah, He forbade them from this unit,
while after for Rocco,
do not become divided. And then Allah reminds us of his blessing upon us,
that he blessed us with
and that is that he brought our hearts together
after we were enemies.
And this refers to the companions of the Prophet sallallahu aleksa.
Especially the Ansari
who are the inhabitants of Medina.
And so before
the guidance of Islam came to them.
They were always fighting among one another.
And their wars are well known, well documented in history. And when these two tribes were always at each other's throats, always having fights and wars.
And so they were enemies.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala came and united their hearts until they became brothers.
they became more bonded to each other, their hearts became more united with one another.
and that's why Allah subhanahu wa tada reminds the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of this person.
He reminds him that a lot reminds the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that if you were to do everything in the world, if you were to
everything that you have in the world
to bring their hearts together,
you would never have been able to do it. Allah subhanahu wa tada says, Who wouldn't
have been meaning where Allah you know, kudos to him
and a lot knighted two hearts, low un*ed enough, you'll all be Jeremy Hunt.
Not a lifter, but enough to be in.
If you were to spend everything in the dunya.
In order to bring them together to unite them, you would never be able to bring their hearts together, while our kinilaw had never been on, but rather it was a lot who brought their hearts together.
And so this is one of the greatest blessing of a wasp.
To bring two individuals
who are enemies, sworn enemies
whose hearts are opposing one another.
They're staunch enemies.
they're able to come together.
Their hearts are able to come together and be united. until they become until they be they become like brothers, as Allah tells us here in this bag.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala compares their state
when they were enemies, to that of a group of people who are fighting one another.
Upon the edge of a cliff,
at the bottom of this cliff is a pit of fire.
And so these people who are fighting, they're doomed unless someone comes and saves.
So imagine there's a group of people they're fighting and they're on the edge of a pit.
When you're fighting, you're doomed. That's it.
You're gonna fall into that fire
When comes and saves you That
is what Allah subhanho wa Taala did. And so this is the example that was apparent what Allah gives us in this area and in this parable.
And when we look at each other
Yes, this ayah was referring to the companions,
but it can be applied
from their time until today with regards to the believers. If we were to look at each other we would find
we Muslims come
from a variety of different
and races and colors and nation.
And we are bonded together with the bond of event and Islam.
What is it? Or who is it that brought our hearts together?
None other than Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
So this is what Allah subhana wa tada reminds us of in this verse, that it was only he and he alone, who blessed us with this unity. And that's why What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say here in this area
for us to be near, he,
in the beginning of law says what's cool now matola a law starts by saying, and remember, remember, the bounty, the fever, the blessing of Allah upon you.
That's how it starts. Then.
When Allah mentions the end result, that your enemies fighting one another, then he united you. Then Allah says, for us to be Nana t Juana once again, reminding us that we became brothers, how, through the blessing of a law, by the name of Allah be near nutty he is one.
So this shows us
the importance of unity in law
and the danger
of being disunited.
As we see, unfortunately, the state of the Muslims today is a sad state in which we Muslims are disunited.
lessons that we learned from this
from this parable is first of all,
if it was not for the blessing of Allah, to save us,
we would all have been heading
starting from the
is the greatest, if not the greatest blessing of Allah.
So this Islam
it is more valuable
than the blessing of being alive
to eat and drink,
because leaving eating and drinking benefits this life.
The second lesson that we learn
is that there are two ingredients that must be present
in order for us to be saved from the hellfire.
And these two ingredients are
and remaining united.
And so in the previous verse, this was verse 103 of Allium, Ron, if we look at verse one or two, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Yeah, you had Lavina de la Hubba. to party, while otter mucho la Ilaha and to Muslim or you believe. Dear Allah had the taqwa of Allah, the taqwa that he is most deserving of and do not die except as Muslims.
Then Allah said what I tell us remove we have Lila Hitomi and why not have a Roku and hold on.
To the rope of a lot and not become disunited.
So if we take these two ingredients, taqwa and remaining united we find that these are the two ingredients that are needed in order for us to be saved from the punishment of Allah and the hellfire.
The third lesson that we learn is
how to execute.
How to execute
and unity among the believers.
How do we execute? How can we?
How can we make the believers to have Taqwa and unity?
We find this in the next verse, verse 104. Allah subhanahu wa tada says, Walter cominco
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and let there be a group among you,
who will call to what is good and who will enjoin
the good and forbid the evil and they are the successful ones. So if we want success in this dunya and akhira.
And we want to execute taqwa and unity among the believers, then the way to do it is through a Dao
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the Amanda good and forbidding.
The fourth lesson we learned is that all of the above
that we have discussed, are essential ingredients that are needed for this oma to be saved by Allah.
And so look at how Allah ends these verses.
Look at how Allah subhanahu wa tada ends these verses, while at Hulu, calorie data for Roku, was telefoon member ID Manager at member the manager and will the unit will either love him or hate him and do not be like those
who disputed and became divided.
After the ayat came to them, the clear cut IR came to them. And so as if to say, if you do not execute these two things, a dour and Mr. Bill Maher, who for now,
then you will remain divided
as the nations before us as your Kitab Allah tells us here Do not be like them.
They divided among themselves, they disputed
they lost their unity.
So Allah is telling us not to be like them.
And not to give up on falling to what is good, amending the good and forbidding the evil. The fifth lesson that we learn is
that if Islam is not made the greatest bond between us Muslims, then the bonds of
and race and nation
will basically tear us apart.
And then our enemy will exploit our differences.
And then they'll make us legitimate targets.
And then we will not support one another against our enemies.
And this is what we have seen over
over and over again over the last several centuries, and especially in modern times.
if we do not make this deem
to be the greatest bond between us, and that is what will happen. And that's what did end up happening.
This is what
the sad state of our own.
Especially in our recent history,
bears witness to
that we no longer meet Islam the thing to bond us by
instead we made
and our tribe, and our ethnic background, to be the thing that bonded us.
And so our enemies exploited that.
And when our enemies attacked a group of us,
we did not come to help them. Why? Because we said they're not one of us.
They're of a different language. They're of a different race.
They have their problems, and we have our problems.
When did this happen? This happened when we do not consider the bond of Islam to be the important thing that unites us.
The last lesson that we learned from this is
that Allah subhanahu wa taala made us have different ethnicities and races,
for the purpose of getting to know one another.
We have different colors. We have different racial backgrounds, ethnicities, we come from different nations.
A lot meet us like that,
for the purpose of getting to know one another.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala made Islam for us
to bond and bring us together,
not the other way around.
And so a Muslim,
who may be of a different
ethnic background than you is closer to you.
Then a cafe who may share the same lettuce.
And this is what the Sahaba understood.
They understood it
based on the mini ITX look around, for example, it wasn't heard of what Allah says, What do you have no clue and waka Isla Ito, we made you into nations and tribes for the purpose of getting to know one another.
That is why we made you to be of different racial backgrounds ethnicities.
Simply for you to get to know one another.
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And then Allah ends the area by reminding us
that the most superior of us are those with the most taqwa
one race is not better than the other. One tribe is not better than the other.
those best in the sight of Allah, the Most superior in the sight of Allah are those with the most awkward the most piety, the most righteousness?
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to
make us of the people of taqwa We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to unite the Muslims,
wherever they may be, we're asking without when it comes to the last couple alameen wa salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh