Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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we move on to the next parable that we have in the Quran
and we are still in Surah Al Baqarah.
And so here in Surah Baqarah in verse number 171, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the parable
of the Kufa and their response to the DAO
and to right before this parable,
the verse preceding it, Allah subhanho wa Taala said, what a DA w madonsela call Bella w una elvina Allah He that
Allah says when it is said to them, follow Allah has revealed, when it is said to the kuffar, follow what has been revealed by Allah. What is their reply? The reply is no. We only follow that which we found our forefathers practicing.
And then Allah says, Allah Allah we can, that will lie Aki Luna shame and what I do,
even though their forefathers had absolutely no understanding or guidance.
So this shows us the arrogance and the stubbornness of these people.
Which is why Allah subhanho wa Taala responds back by saying, even if their forefathers
even though their forefathers had absolutely no understanding and no guidance,
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that your forefathers may be excused
for not having had anyone to guide them.
But what about you?
We have sent you a guide a messenger, with clear air yet with clear evidences signs.
What excuse do you have for turning away
and then Allah brings us
this parable, this method
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someone Bookman, Iranian, for whom la Yaki here Allah says, The parable or the example of those who disbelieve
the one who shouts
at what cannot hear.
He cannot beat cannot hear anything except calls
Deaf dumb and blind, so they do not understand.
So here in this parable,
Allah subhanho wa Taala compares
the caller to Islam,
the one who is giving Dawa, a lot compares him to a shepherd.
And so the scholars of TFC when explaining this verse, they mentioned
that what it refers to is
like a shepherd who is making shots calling out
to what? To a flock of sheep.
So here Allah says, Allah de Riku, the malaria smell, Elijah Juanita, the one who calls out shouts
to that which, to that which cannot hear anything except called cries. He can't make out
the speech. And this refers to the the flock of sheep. The flock of sheep cannot make out what the shepherd is saying to them.
All they can hear is a sound calls and crimes. So here a law compares the Dally
to a shepherd.
And a lock compares the non responding calf and the non responding disbeliever a lock compares him to a flock of sheep.
What is it that they share in resemblance?
What they share in resemblance is that both lack understanding
to kuffar who you're giving data to.
And they're not responding to your data positively.
And a flock of sheep.
What they share in common is
a lack of understanding.
And so just like a shepherd calls out to his flock of sheep, with commands
you know, he shouts out to them to proceed or to stop.
No, he shouts out, you know, don't go that way, don't go this way.
This flock of sheep, they can hear a voice that is calling out to them.
But can they understand a single word of it No.
Similar similarly, the disbeliever who tried to give dour to
whose heart is heedless,
whose heart is dead
and he has no interest whatsoever in learning about the truth
are searching for it or finding out about it no matter how much you try to make him or her to understand
all the hear or words
without understanding anything of it.
Or you can say
your words going through one ear and come out through the other.
And so this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala
concludes the verse here
by saying someone Bookman
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they are deaf, dumb, and blind.
So moon, they cannot hear
cannot speak nor can they understand
Ramune they cannot see not that they don't have these faculties working.
No, their sight works, their ears, their hearing works.
their intellect it works.
But it only works with respect to the appearance of the dounia
and that's why a lot refers to them as the law says concerning their knowledge.
What does the law say concerning their knowledge? Yeah, Allah Muna, a va II running minute hieratic Do
they know the appearance of the worldly life?
with regard to the accurate they are heedless. So their knowledge is restricted to the appearance of this dunya.
So yes, they can see they can hear.
They can use their intellect they can understand.
But what only the appearance of dystonia.
As for what really matters,
and that is the accuracy
or the truth from Allah and allows revelation to us. Allows message to us allows guidance for us.
When it comes to that, they are as a law says
deaf, dumb and blind
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Now notice here Allah subhanahu attallah
says familia de Lune they do not understand
in one of the previous parables
earlier on in Surah Al Baqarah.
when describing the hypocrites then when I feel cool, Allah uses the same description. Someone Bookman from noon
they are deaf, dumb and blind. However, the law concludes by saying, for whom Allah yarujie Oh,
so they will not return.
Meaning the hypocrites because they are deaf, dumb and blind, because their hearts are sealed, they will never return to the truth.
a lot refers to the kuffar these kuffaar who are not responding, who are not responding to the data, a lot of refers to them as for whom law, you have to learn.
The difference is
because the hypocrites they knew the truth,
in some of them even
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they believed and then they disbelieved.
So they knew it, they knew the truth, they recognize the truth. And then they preferred Cooper, this belief over email.
So that is why they will not return to the truth.
Whereas these kofod
they didn't know the truth to begin with.
So that's why here Allah says, For whom they are wrong.
So they do not understand.
And this is
understanding the differences between
helps a person to perfect his memorization of the Quran.
And that's why someone who
you know, understands what he's memorizing, it's easier for him to perfect and master his memorization.
Because let's say you memorize Sudoku, Baccarat, and you have you know, you had that verse, talking about the munafo cool. And then you had this verse.
How would you remember where you should say, for home law, your G rule?
And when he shouldn't say the home law?
You understand it once you understand the meaning, and you understand and you ponder over the meaning in this way.
So this is the parable that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us concerning these kofod.
The lessons that we learn from this parable is, first of all,
the humiliating state of the kuffar who turn away
that their state is a very humiliating state,
as a lot compared them to something very humiliating
a lot compared them to a flock of sheep.
And this is not the only place where Allah describes them as such.
elsewhere for example, in Surah, two are off. Allah subhanahu wa taala says woollacott da da da ve Johanna Cassie Romina Jeannie we're in the home kulula of Kahuna behala home in LA you will see Luna Bihar Willem de la Yes ma'am. When
we have prepared for jahannam many from among mankind and from among the jinn.
They have hearts with which they do not understand.
And they have eyes with which they cannot see.
And they have ears with which they cannot hear.
They are hula iica kill an army balloon.
They are like cattle.
They are like livestock.
Goats sheep cows.
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Allah has given them a certain
built in instinct
to recognize danger
and to flee from it.
But a lot did not give these animals intelligence.
Whereas Allah has given us human beings intellects
in order to see the truth
and to distinguish between right and wrong, and to distinguish between what is beneficial and what is harmful.
And yet, even though we have these intellects,
even then we choose to prefer what is harmful for us
in this dunya and that's why here Allah says, we'll add an handbell who have been, they are like cattle but rather they are even more a stray.
They are even more Australian these animals are either human or fellow and they are the heedless ones. They are those who are heedless.
The second lesson that we learned from this parable
is that these kuffaar
are those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has
sealed their hearts
and their eyes. Allah has put a covering over their eyes, such that they will never be able to see the truth
and they will never be able to
accept the man
which is why no matter what you do, they will never believe no matter how much you try to give them down what they will never believe.
in many different places in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala describes certain people as
being as such where Allah seals their hearts, he puts a covering over there I use, etc.
And even if every single area came to them, they will never believe
and so on and so forth. In the Lydian aka furusawa alien and director whom and to whom.
Those who disbelieve
it's the same whether you warn them or you do not warn them, they will not.
This refers to those kuffaar
who Allah subhanho wa Taala has put a seal over their hearts.
That's not the case with regards to all of them.
And that's why there are many kofod who embrace Islam.
But rather This is concerning those kuffar
those disbelievers who had the truth presented to them.
And it was clear to them.
And they chose stubbornly
to turn away from the truth and not to accept it.
Or it could refer to those
who Allah Subhana who Allah.
He knew, from his eternal knowledge that such people no matter how many acts, no matter how many signs evidence has come to them, they will never believe they will remain upon their conference. So even if the message of Islam never came to them
know, even if the message came to them, and it was clear before their eyes, they wouldn't, they wouldn't believe.
So such people over has put a seal over their hearts. And this area here is talking about such kofod
this parable is talking about such disbelievers
who you're trying to give them the power
you're conveying to them the message of Islam, but it's not going through.
It just isn't penetrating their hearts. Why? Because it was put a seal over their hearts.
And that's why this parable is concerning those who are non responsive to the hour, they are non responsive to the Dow.
The third lesson that we learned from this parable
that we have here a warning to the believers
resembling these kofod these disbelievers
who turn away from the
Message after hearing it.
Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want us, the believers to be like them, but rather
a loss of Hannah who with data wants us to be responsive.
Yeah, you handed in a new stagey, boo De La Jolla, Rosalie, either the Lima you
or you believe, respond, be responsive, respond to Allah and His Messenger,
when he calls you to that which gives you life.
And that is the life of email.
So this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to be.
He wants us to hear and to obey, submit what
we hear, and we obey,
not like those who heard and they disobeyed, they heard the message, and they decided to turn away.
And it was this
the selling of our own.
From the Sahaba and those who came after them, it was this responsive nature that made them so different than us.
how quickly they would respond and submit
to whatever comes to them from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And we have so many different examples of this.
From the spirit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
of how the Sahaba
they will respond
to the commands of Allah to the prohibitions of loss of Hannah who would
never hesitating in the slightest. Right away as soon as they hear something, this is from Allah, this is from the messenger
right away they would respond.
And this is why Allah subhanahu wa tada wants us
to be responsive
and not non responsive, like things like these disbelievers.