Parables of the Qur’an – Parable #24 – The Powerless Nature of False Gods 2
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One of them who is dumb and powerless to do a think dumb, what it means is, he doesn't have the ability to speak.
So he is dumb, and powerless.
You can't do a single thing. While he is a burden upon his master.
Meaning he is a slave
who doesn't have the ability to speak.
And he is powerless to do a single thing. But yet he's a slave. And he is owned by a master. A law says, I am how you would like it to be like, wherever he directs him, the master wherever he directs the slave. He tells him to go do this to do that. Wherever he directs him, he brings no good luck to be quite
healthiest, we who are many more will be largely who Allah.
Allah says is he equal
to one who commands justice, while himself is upon a straight path.
And so here, Allah subhanho wa Taala, once again, gives us a parable of the one true God and false gods. So as for the false gods, the idols that they worship, a lot compares these idols to a dumb,
a dumb slave, like I said, dumb means he doesn't have the ability to speak,
he is speechless.
So these idols and these false gods that they worship are speechless.
And they are also powerless.
Just like one who can neither think for himself or speak.
He cannot understand.
nor is he understood.
Imagine a person who he doesn't have intelligence, and he's unable to speak, he's unable to articulate himself.
He himself cannot understand, nor is he understood by others.
On top of that, he is powerless to do anything at all. Wherever you send him, he brings you no good.
And he does not fulfill you, he does not fulfill for you your needs.
And a nice example of this, if we were to put it into perspective, is
you had to go to China, for a business trip. So you go to China.
But when you get there, you don't have anyone to help you. You're on your own.
And so you don't have a translator.
And you can't speak the language of the people.
And so you have no one to help you to communicate with the people.
Wherever you go.
you're unable to achieve anything, wherever you go, you would bring no good, just like the slave who cannot speak, who is unable to think for himself who is powerless. Wherever the master sends him, he brings it all good. Likewise, if you were to go to a place where you don't speak the language of the people and you don't have any translator,
you would achieve nothing. You wouldn't be able to fulfill your needs. Wherever you go. You're not able to do anything.
And so that is the example of these false gods. That is their reality. They can't speak. They can't communicate with you.
You call upon them, you worship them. But yet, they are like a dumb person
who doesn't understand what you're saying nor does nor is he able to communicate with you.
As we're the one true God, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
or Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us characteristics of the one true God.
Holy so we who are women yet Maru de la de, or who Allah sweet autumn Supreme,
is he equal to the one who commands justice, and is upon a straight path himself. And so the one true God
is the one who is able to communicate with his creation.
And the one true God commands justice.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala is
the old living, the all powerful, and the one who speaks how and whenever he wishes,
commanding only justice, while also being upon a straight path, which means that he Subhana, who would Tyler does not see anything except the truth. And he has his own agenda does not command anything except justice.
And this is the highest form of praise and perfection, that only belongs to Allah alone, not to any other false gods. And so such praise and perfection,
which this kind of praise and perfection, it proves that he alone deserves to be worshipped, and not these false gods who are imperfect in every way.
And so that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions himself as being the one who commands justice, and is upon a straight path.
And so this is the difference between the one true God Allah subhanahu, attallah, and all other false deities, and false gods that are worshipped besides him Subhanahu wa Tada. And so we have
lessons that we learned from this parable, the first lesson that we learned is that just like, there is no similarity between one who cannot speak nor understand a thing, and one who can speak. And
whenever he does, he commands what is right and good. Likewise, there is no similarity between Allah and false gods, in terms of UI, in terms of deserving to be worshipped. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala alone deserves to be worshipped. Why, because of who he is, because of the attributes that he possesses attributes of perfection, commanding justice, being
the one who is full of life,
I'll call you, the one who is independent,
does not rely on anyone or anything.
Only such a god deserves to be worshipped. And all others that they claim are gods. They don't deserve to be worshipped. Why? Because they don't possess these attributes of perfection.
The second lesson that we learned is
that those who worship idols, and they take care of them.
They fit the description of this parable.
And so those who worship idols, and they take care of their idols,
they go through so much in first, creating and designing their idols from stone,
carving them out, and then decorating them, painting them, etc.
And then once they've created their idols, what do they do, they make sure that they protect them. They make sure that they place these idols in a safe place.
wherever he takes these idols,
wherever he takes them, they are speechless.
He's unable to communicate with them.
He's unable to make them understand anything.
Wherever he takes his idols, they bring no good
For those who worship,
wherever these idols are taken, they don't bring any good for those who worship them. And this is the reality of the Muslim akun, whether it be in the past or the present. And so in the past, they, they used to put their trust in these idols in these false gods, even though you know, these false gods
are completely powerless and speechless, but yet they used to believe that, you know, they deserve worship, and that they will protect them from harm, and that they will give them bring them good, but the reality is that they don't bring them any good. And so this is the reality of the mushrik, the one who worships others besides Allah subhana wa Tada. And what we learned from both of these two parables is
that when it comes to
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When trying to explain these two concepts, we need to appeal to the common sense of human beings. And so, when you have a mushrik, who you are trying to give him dour, appeal to common sense, appeal to his conscious to his consciousness.
That, you know, try to open up his mind
and make him understand how illogical it is
others besides Allah subhana wa tada or to associate partners with a lot, because throughout the,
throughout the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us many, many arguments that we can use against them Shri Kuhn.
And the majority of these arguments are logical, common sense arguments. And that is what we have seen through these two parables.
And so if we do that,
then nothing will be left for a mushrik nothing will be left for him except his stubborn nature, not wanting to submit to the truth, as long as you have made it clear using these logical arguments, he will have nothing to reply to you with. And that is what we found. That is what we saw with all the previous nations, who rejected their prophets and messengers, and would stubbornly remain upon their idol worship, ending with our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
the people Quraysh and the other Arabs they knew, they knew, without a doubt that what they were doing was wrong.
And they had no proper rebuttals and answers for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when when he would come with these is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so the only thing that made them to continue to disbelieve was their arrogance, their pride, their hardiness, their stubbornness, we asked Allah subhanahu wa tada to grant us beneficial knowledge that will help us and others and that will help us to guide others with without we come to the end of the session subhanak alone there'll be a shadow Allah Allah Allah and Sophie Luca were to relate was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh