Parables of the Qur’an – Parable #33 – The Mushrik (Polytheist) 3

Kamil Ahmad


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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala monolock milania Anna hari honkala he ultramarine why Allah Allah He was so happy he won and he

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was standing up soon at Eli Yomi Dean along alumni and federal now when finally my alum Tina was

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rubbish roughly so dairy was silly Emily was located at a melissani of cocoa he died as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

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We move on to the next parable that we have.

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And this is

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the parable in Surah to Lanka boots,

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the spider

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and so here in studio to anchor booth in verse number 41. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the parable of those

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who associate partners with him some kind of who attach to the machinery

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and how they take others as partners as protectors as allies, besides him subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanahu wa tada says here in verse 41, of Sodor, to Lanka boot, the parable of those who take protectors, other than Allah is that of the spider, who builds for itself a home,

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spinning a shelter for itself a whip.

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And then Allah says, and indeed, the flimsiest, the most weak and fragile of homes of shelters

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is that of the spider, if only then, you know can we are the moon. And so in this parable, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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compares those who take others as protectors besides Allah.

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Allah compares them to a spider that spins a web in order to shelter itself.

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And so if you were to observe the creatures that exist on Earth,

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you would see that they all make a home for themselves a place of shelter

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they build it for themselves, and they reside in this home in the shelter.

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And so a bird has a nest.

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A bee has a hive, an ant has a hole, a snail has a shell,

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a lion has a cave, and so on and so forth.

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But out of all of these homes out of all of these shelters, what do we find? We find

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that the home or the shelter of the spider

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is the weakest, the most fragile, and that is the spider web.

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As Allah subhanho wa Taala says here, what in hell hell booty, levy to Lanka, boo. And indeed, the most flimsiest, the most weakest of homes is the home of the spider.

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And so here a loss of Hannah who Adana wants to bring our attention

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to the weak nature of those who take others as partners and protectors besides him Subhanahu wa tada

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seeking their protection, thinking that these gods that they worshipped, have some kind of superpowers that will protect them from harm.

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When the only source of protection is Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And so a lot tells us

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that these machines

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are just like this spider.

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Just like the spider, who takes for itself a weak and feeble home to live in.

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Not only that,

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not only that, but the partners that they take besides Him. So Hanna who Atlanta, these partners that they associate with a lot, these idols these gods that they attribute to Allah as being partners of Allah.

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The so called protectors and gods are even weaker.

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And so that is because

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these machines are cool, and they thought,

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they thought that these partners and protectors would benefit them and bring them

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they thought that

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by devoting themselves to these, to these idols, and these so called gods, they thought that this would be a source of might be a source of pride, a source of honor, a source of glory for them.

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And the loss of Hannah huhtala mentions this elsewhere.

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And so Allah Subhana, who Allah says,

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In surah, Maryam was Hannah, who Allah says, What the hell do you mean do Nila he lehighton Leah kulula Marisa?

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Why did they take Why did they associate partners with a lot of law says and they have taken besides a lot false gods so that they might be a source of honor, a source of power, a source of glory for them. And then what does the law say? can

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say a coup nebia a bad at him waiuku una la de la says no, these false gods, they will deny their worship of them. And they will be their opponents meaning on the Day of Judgment. And so awesome Hannah, who had Donna wanted to bring their attention to the fact that the very opposite of what they had intended is actually the case.

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And instead of bringing them Might and Glory,

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these false gods are actually bringing them weakness.

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They're being a source of failure for them. And they will see that when on the Day of Judgment.

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Now if someone says here Allah subhanahu wa tada concluded by saying low can we alone?

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If only they knew

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someone may say

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everyone knows that the spider's web is a very weak

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shelter for it.

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Allah says the most flimsiest, the most weakest, the most feeble of homes is that of the spider. Who doesn't know that. But yet Allah concludes by saying no can we animal if only they knew.

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So we say that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not negating their knowledge of that. This is common knowledge, but rather Alize negating their their knowledge of the fact that taking others as protectors besides Him,

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is like a spider taking a web as its home. This analogy of their worship

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of false gods being just like the spider taking a web as its home, this analogy is what they don't.

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This is what they fail to understand. And so if they knew that, they would never have taken others, false gods as protectors besides Allah subhanahu wa Tada. But the reality is that they thought they thought that doing so

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was the right thing to do. They thought that doing so would be a source of protection for them. They thought that these gods will actually protect them will be a source of glory a source of might for them. And so lots of hands on without a through this parable, prove to them

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the very opposite of what they thought and believed.

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And so among the lessons that we learned from this parable is first of all,

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there is only one true power and that is the power of a loss of Hannah who are tired.

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And that's why we say La hawla wala quwata illa

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Lalalalala when there is no mighty nor power,

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except with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so all other powers have created things have created beings are weak and feeble.

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And so whoever resorts to the powers

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in this world, seeking their protection, seeking their defense, and the reality is, he is like the spider

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who thinks that it's weak and fragile home

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will protect him from harm.

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And this was the reality of even some Muslims today, unfortunately, who think that we have to resort to the powers

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or in this world today,

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in order

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to be victorious, in order to get any kind of protection. And that's why you find many Muslim countries today unfortunately, allying with the enemies of Islam, because according to them, they see these enemies of Islam as being powerful

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and being able to protect them.

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Besides the protection of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And so the believer only puts his trust in Allah.

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he looks for protection from from where Allah has made it permissible for us to seek protection from.

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The second lesson that we learned is that whoever knows a lot in his attributes, would never think of relying upon creative beings Rather, he would only put His tawakkol His reliance upon Allah alone and seek Allah's help alone. As for those who rely on others, it shows that they are ignorant of the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you truly knew a lot through his names and attributes,

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you will know that he is

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the greatest, there is no mate Nope, nor any power greater than that of Allah.

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If you knew that Allah Subhana, who attire that he is the Wali of those who believe a lot Well, he will lead in a manual of what is the Guardian, the ally, the protector of the believers, those who believe, if you knew a lot, recognize the law through his names and attributes,

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you would only trust in a law and not the fake powers of created beings.

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The third lesson that we learn from this parable is

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this is the only surah

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which is named after the parable that is given in it. So far, we have covered many parables in the Koran.

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But not a single one of those parables

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had the surah named after it.

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this parable

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of the spider, the surah, was named after it uncovered the spider.

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What is the wisdom in that?

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The wisdom behind that is that in the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned several examples of the nations of the past past civilizations who had thought that they were mighty and strong,

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through their false gods, that they had attributed to Allah false partners that they had attributed to a lot. So the example of the spider and its web is mentioned as a symbol of all machinery Kuhn,

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no matter which era the lifting

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the symbol, or, you know, the, the example of the spider has now become the symbol of

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every mushrik The one who worships about

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Besides a law

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and it becomes a warning for anyone who is involved in shipping, that

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your end will be the same as the spider who cannot protect itself from the slightest of harm touching your toes.

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And so this is the parable of an anchor booth, the spider and its web