Parables of the Qur’an – Parable #43 – Believing Women
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In the last session, we looked at
the parable that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to us in Surah, two hareem of the disbelieving women
and that parable was concerning. Or the example that Allah gave was concerning the wife of new highly his Salaam and the wife of loop. Elisa Lam these two prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala they had two wives, who were disbelievers who did not accept their message.
And so Allah subhanahu wa, Donna mentioned that parable
and how these two women
led them to the hellfire. And there is no way that their husbands could ever benefit them in the era
to save them from the punishment of Allah, even though they were who they were, they were prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala
closer to Allah than any other human being, but yet even then they were not able to and they are not able to help anyone who
becomes a cafe, irrespective of how close they are to them.
After that, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the parable of the believing women.
So on the one hand, you have the parable of the disbelieving women, and then now we have the parable of the believing women. Right after that, Allah subhanahu Allah gives us
this parable of to believe in women.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says here in these two verses, which are the concluding verses of surah, two to him, versus 11 and 12, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and a lot presents a parable for those who believe
the wife of your own when she said, Rob Bibi Liang, the cabinet and religion, my Lord, build for me a house
in Jenna, near to you
and save me from Pharaoh and his evil doing and save me from the wrongdoing people. So this is the first example the second example Allah says, And the example of Medea, the daughter of a moron
who protected her chest
so we blew into her garment through our Angel
She believed in the words of her Lord, and in his scriptures, and she was one of the devoutly obedient.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the parable of the believing women. Who are they like these two women that Allah mentions, the wife of Iran, and Marian, the mother of Sally his Salah.
And so it could happen that a woman she accepts Islam.
And she remains under
her disbelieving husband.
So she accepts Islam while being married to a carrier.
But she stays with him, concealing her,
concealing her a man out of fear for him
out of fear of,
of her husband.
But although she is related to him through this marital relationship,
she has separated
herself from him in her al Qaeda in her Eman in her beliefs, and also in her actions.
would only be in this dunya and not in the hereafter.
And Thus does Allah subhanho wa Taala give us an example of such a woman, the wave of fear,
who accepted a man while remaining under fit own. One of the most disbelieving men in history, one of the greatest tyrants and oppressors in the history of mankind.
And the wife of Pharaoh and her name was Asya.
And Allah mentions her in the Quran.
the mother of Musa alayhis salam had to
let go of mousse and put her put Moosa into the water.
And when he was still an infant, and he ended up on the banks of the house of Iran, and when the wife of Iran Asya, who Allah mentions here, when she saw him, she
said to Pharaoh,
leave him, spare him for us. He will benefit us, you know, do not kill him, because Fidel was basically killing
the male infants of Benny Scott.
And so Musashi has said, I grew up in this house
under the care of the wife of Fira.
And so eventually, later on, after Musashi has salame left and came back and then he became a prophet. And you know, the story, as Allah has illustrated throughout the Quran,
of how he came and gave down to their own and the story of the magician's. And everything that Allah has mentioned after all of that
the wife of Iran was one of those few who believed in him, and she accepted a man
but she concealed it from Farah.
She was afraid, naturally,
of such a tyrant, oppressive tyrant, she was afraid.
What would he do to me if he was to find out
Sarah can never do anything to her.
he cannot do anything to her in the akhirah
even if he could do something to her in this dunya and it is mentioned, it is narrated, that he eventually found out and he killed her.
But his harm
will not exceed
his harm of her in this dunya
it'll be limited to this dunya and that is because Allah subhanahu wa tada saved her
and built for her a whole
Next to Allah subhanho wa tada in general.
As I mentioned here that she prayed to Allah, she made this to the all law make from your home near to you, in general.
As for the second woman that Allah mentioned
among the believing women,
lots of Hannah who attalla mentions Maria
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Miriam, the daughter of a moron
who was the mother of IE Sally Salah.
her mentioned here, why does it want to mention her here?
It is to show us that on the one hand, you may have a disbelieving woman
who is related to a believer,
the wife of Noah and the wife of loot, disbelieving women,
who are the wives of
and prophets of Allah.
And on the other hand, you may have the opposite to that a believing woman who is related to
a disbelieving man
Asya the wave of fear around being the wife of a fear around the carrier.
So you have these two opposites.
And so, in the in the case of the first
the wives of Luke and Luke in the Acura they can never benefit
from their husbands to be saved from a loss punishment.
On the other hand,
the wife of Iran, no harm will touch her from federal home.
So in the first case,
no benefit will reach these disbelieving women. They will not benefit from their husband's new hand and loot. And in the second case
Asya no harm will touch her from fear around in the area.
She's protected by Allah. She has a home built for her next to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So how about now, a woman who doesn't have any husband,
a woman who neither has a believing husband, nor a disbelieving husband.
And so that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us the example of Maryam.
such a woman who is by herself, whatever circumstance led her to be by herself,
whether it be that she never got married, to begin with, or
she was married, and you know, she is no longer married, she's divorced, or her husband has died, whatever the case, a woman who is here in this dunya and she does not have any husband, nor will she has, nor will she have a husband and
until such a woman
no harm will touch her
in any way.
No harm will touch her just because she's by herself.
If she believes
and is devoutly obedient to Allah, then a loss of Hannah who would to hide it will be her guardian. She doesn't have anything to worry about. Allah subhanho wa Taala will take care of her in this dunya and in the next
show from this, we see how Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us
all possibilities concerning women
you have disbelieving women who are married to believing women, believing men
and how you have believing women marry to disbelieving men. And then how you have women who are believers who are not married to anyone. And so these women, Allah subhanahu wa tada will take care of them in this dunya and the next as Allah subhanahu wa tada took care of Miriam
protected her, took care of her. After her people accused her of what they accused her of how can you come with this, with this infant with this baby
and how they accuse her of Xena because, you know she did not have a husband and so on and so forth.
And so among the lessons that we can learn from this parable
is first and foremost
a lesson in a sebat
steadfastness remaining steadfast and firm, in the face of pressure.
And so these two women Asya.
And Miriam overcame tremendous pressure
that they were under
the wave of fear own was under family pressure,
medium was under societal pressure,
the pressure of society around her
the environment she lived in,
which is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in an authentic hadith
kambu lemina, rejected.
Many among the men attained perfection.
But among women, none attained perfection, except for two women, Miriam, the daughter of a moron, and asiyah, the wife of Iran.
And so, no one can say that.
especially women, because we're talking about in the context of these parables that Allah has given us concerning believing women, no muslimah, no woman can say that the situation that she is in justifies
that she abandon
or she stopped practicing Islam, because she's under so much pressure. And she just has to give in to the pressure.
No one can justify what situation they're in, in order to say that,
you know, we can,
we can let go of practicing this lien, and not remaining firm and steadfast. Because if anyone had such an excuse,
it would have been, it would have been these two women.
Imagine living in the household of one of the greatest tyrants to ever walk the face of this earth and still
holding on to your email.
Or like in the case of Miriam.
Imagine, she's all by herself,
no one to support her.
And the society around her. Everyone
is accusing her of having committed Zina.
And she doesn't know how to defend herself.
Look at the pressure that was there.
one of the greatest lessons that we learned from the from these two women is a lesson in remaining firm and steadfast, especially in the times in which we live in today where we are under such pressure in the society in which we live in.
Where it's difficult to hold on to our Deen.
It's difficult. No one's saying it's easy.
But we need to hold on, patiently holding on, and remaining firm and steadfast.
The second lesson that we can learn from this parable is
among the greatest things that can help us in remaining steadfast
and firm in the face of pressure is to remind ourselves
of the positive outcome
that awaits us if we remain patient and steadfast.
Where do we learn this from? We learn it from the doula of asiyah
What did she say here? in this
in this ayah
dua to Allah bibiani Liang, the Tibetan Fijian
the Oh Allah, my Lord, build for me, a home, built for me a home with you engender,
showing how she would remind herself
of what awaited for her if she was to remain steadfast.
That's what she was reminding herself up
and what awaits for her if she remains firm and steadfast.
And notice how he or she starts by saying, what a baby nearly eindecker
my Lord, build for me,
a home engine. She did not say Robin Neely Bay tender in the trophy region
that Allah build for me a home
near you. And Jen, she said, build for me near to you, a home in China.
The scholars, they say when when you bring something first, it shows the importance of it. So
instead of saying home first, she says she wants to be near to Allah. And so
what was more important for her was to be near to Allah.
What was more important for her was to be near to Allah, not to have a home.
And that's why
there's a famous statement in Arabic,
to show the importance of
where you live,
not the kind of house you live in, but where you live, the surroundings, who you live next to
the saying it goes a general public Doc,
that you should look at the neighbor before the House.
The importance of Who do you live next to is greater than the kind of house you live in.
You could be living in a mansion. But if you have bad neighbors, then you're going to have a very rough time.
But if you live in a modest simple house, but you have the best of neighbors, then you know, your life will be very comfortable and easy for you.
So this reminds us of this new I made by ESEA. She said Oh Allah,
built for me near to you, a house in general.
The third lesson that we learned from this parable is that Allah subhanahu wa tada
here mentions several qualities of the believing women.
Notice here in these two examples of Asya and Miriam, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned several different qualities of these two women, we can combine these qualities
that these two women were described with a man
do I in time of in times of distress,
believing in the words of Allah,
being devoutly obedient.
And so all of this shows us that women
should not think that men
had all of the opportunities
to attain the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And so Allah mentions many examples of men
who were described as having the best of qualities, like his prophets, his messengers
other than them,
righteous men in history. Look, man,
We notice how all of these are men.
But how about women?
And so lots of Hannah huhtala gave us these examples for the women out there
to take these women as role models, and realize that you haven't been left out.
And just like men have the opportunity to sacrifice themselves for the sake of Allah
by doing all sorts of things that are pleasing to Allah,
sacrificing their own lives, for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It doesn't mean that women didn't have the opportunity because if we were to think about the greatest sacrifice
that a Muslim woman can give, is to sacrifice whatever dounia she has for the sake of her Deen.
Like in the case of these two women, Asya and Maria
and so in the end of the day,
sacrifice is made
because of the strength of a man
and being honest with Allah.
All you need is strong man.
And a sukma Allah, being honest and truthful to Allah.
If you have that in your heart,
then you can sacrifice everything for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala sacrifice does not only mean
where you sacrifice with your life, for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala but rather, sacrifice is
to put the pleasure of Allah
over everything else in this dunya