Channel: Majed Mahmoud
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But one of the things that we want us to appreciate is that several people came and said, What in the world are we going to talk about after Pharaoh drowned? Most people when they speak about Musa alayhis salam, the knowledge stops at he drowned, many Surah Al were saved oppression is over. But Musa alayhis salam lived multiple phases with Benny surah in the first phase was focused on Pharaoh. The second phase which is this series focused on his people when he started in so Bismillah let's go ahead and proceed in sha Allah but before I start, I want to remind you of one scene only one scene before Musa and Benny extra aid were saved from Pharaoh ready let's go back in time a little bit.
When was that seen? During the peak of the hardship Bani Israel faced? What's the peak, it was when for around heard mooses message for Odin was angry after the magicians accepted Islam and Islam as it was growing in the city. And Pharaoh was getting weaker. He made a command I want to go back to killing babies, and especially boys and torturing families and kidnapping women and he got so bad. And Musa alayhis salam told the people something this is the one scene I want to share with you. He said Is there a new Billahi was Biru Musa Stelling his people from Venezuela in seek assistance and Allah it is tough. It is difficult. Some of them are seeing their own baby being slaughtered right
before their eyes. So he's telling them seek help and Allah be patient. And that was the theme of the whole series last year. It was all about a spirit to what can you Allah, Allah place your trust in Allah. It was all about this. But then Benny is Salah Ale, we're almost reaching hopelessness. Then they told Musa within him in Kabul and Tatiana Musa. We were tortured before you showed up, wearing baggy majoritarian even after you came and we all became more practicing, we still being tortured, so nothing changed. Musa tells them the following. I saw a bukem and ulica do welcome. You guys never know. Allah will perhaps destroy your enemy, Pharaoh and cause him to drown that's one
then why you're struggling for come fill out and maybe a day will come where things change with you. I will no longer tell you be patient. I will start telling you be
I will no longer tell you be patient I will start telling you be grateful and thankful.
While you're still living and fill out Allah may change. We be grateful for what you never know today are going through this way as well if you can fill out for young Laura Kay Fatima Dune, and then Allah will see what you react then. So he's showing them that this is phases in life. And indeed what happened. He was right. Allah destroyed Pharaoh, Pharaoh drowned, and the past and across the scene, and Al Hamdulillah the oppression is gone and hamdulillah slavery is gone and hamdulillah babies are being raised and delivered with no fear. They're excited to have a boy now before they were terrified to their core Alhamdulillah there's no more Pharaoh, they have the
freedom to walk in this land Alhamdulillah and now things will change. Allah will bless them right left and center as you will see in sha Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala divided bene Islam in into 12 different communities. And it's very important for us to remember this as how it was broken down. Yaqoob is sort of ill I know I said it before but I said again, Yaku Prophet Jacob is a Surah and he's also known as Prophet Israel. He had 12 sons. One of the 12 is Joseph Prophet Yusuf. One of the 12 as many say is Binyamin Benjamin, that's one of the 12 so each son eventually had a child. Eventually the grandson or granddaughter eventually had great great grandchildren and each son it's
like had his own family tree. You see that? Now there's Musa come from the lineage of use of Allah knows best. Does he come from Benjamin, Allah knows best but much of what I read it was one of the other brothers, not the use of or Benjamin and Allah knows best. So Allah divided them into 12 groups wonderful, and they will life will change. What happens? Allah subhanho wa Taala as the bending stray were walking, it was very hot. The weather was very hot, they were struggling, so you become thirsty. They need some shade and become very hungry. And what happens? Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, where it is Tuska Musa Alia call me. The people of Benny asstra II they went to
Moses, they said Musa, please ask Allah to send some water for us. We're so thirsty.
See? And Allah revealed something interesting. Allah did not make it rain. Allah did not make them find a well, Allah added a whole another miracle to the list of miracles. He has remembered the miracles. Give me one miracle of Musa SLM. That happened. Give me one miracle. Just take a shot. Go ahead. Yes, the staff turned to a snake. Excellent. Give me another miracle.
There are the bright lights. So when he used to put his hand it was dark skin, he would take it out immediately. It becomes like a flashlight, very bright, powerful, flawless, not like a skin disease. It was amazing. He puts it back, the light goes back off and then the skin color comes back to normal miracle upon miracle. What else? What other miracle
God when the seeds split right when he struck with the seed that the seashore then it split into two larger mountains. But Allah is adding more to them. So now Allah tells Musa
get your stick and strike a rock and then we will water No, strike the rock. And what happened? Musa listened Musa didn't question Allah Musa saw enough. Why would he hit a rock for it? There's no question just hit it. The candidate the circle hijab. So musasa grabs the staff and he strikes the rock fan federal Atomy news Natasha Teina then 12 Springs start to flow out of that rock Allahu Akbar 12 fountains but the Alima Kulu owners in my shop I'm looking at the luxury each tribe number 12. Now this 12 springs so each family will not fight with other family. No cousins fighting over some inheritance. Law we're all together, but the animal Kulu an SMS trabajar Allahu Akbar look at
the blessing near Emma. Before there was struggling and suffering law there's more
of Allah Allah humans Imam and Allah caused the clouds to shade Benissa ale. Imagine it's so sunny out there with all the luxury that you have today. It's very difficult to stop the sun from hitting your car yes or no? I don't know about you guys, but I'm sure it happens to those who have kids.
My my youngest and the number actually almost all of them. When the sun hits their eyes, they start crying. They start yelling via the sun. Yeah, it's just the sun. Bah Bah, do something What do you want to do with the sun? So okay, so I this whole new thing about the shades right? You put it in the second row shades than the ones in the third row complaint how good we will have no shades. Why the second row? I'll make I'll talk to two euro maybe I don't know who's filed a complaint. Right? It's so difficult to shade. Allah Jalla Jalla Allah He shades them now with some curtains, clouds that come along above their heads as to wherever they walk. Look at the blessing look at the luxury
look at the name something that none of us perhaps may ever have in our lives. Not just that they're hungry. Why will they eat anything brother Hallas would want to ask us anything? Well, Angelina lay him will Manor was Salwa they had very luxurious food. What did Allah say? What's the word? They were Angelina? Well that's what I'm saying. I mean, we sent what it looks from top to bottom so it's food that you will never see on earth. Well and then of heavenly food. The chef is no some guy from here or there No, it is chosen by Allah Jalla gelato. Can you imagine the one who chooses your diet is Allah
can you imagine this? And men was selling a man some say it's something sweet like honey, a Salwa is type of meat. But besides the exact great ingredients, we know that it's delicious one Zelina it's from the heavens. We know it's very nutritious, is very beneficial and healthy. It's just a miracle beautiful, all from Allah subhanho wa Taala isn't that not amazing? From Allah, this is what you need in this trip. And this will Allah says in the Quran, what to kill a Yamo who knows continue what to kill a Yamo you die will have been a nurse, very important if Allah says and these are the days we shift it from one day to the other day, what does it mean? What takes a yawn? These are the
days we substitute them one day you will have a tough time and one day you will have an easy time. Right? So some days there's a bull right what I mean about cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, right? It's 60,065 Allah Allah azza wa jal, I knew that, then now you sell your house, right to go buy the dip, right? So there's ups and there's downs, and now they're reaching their ups in ways they've never imagined before.
And I know I shared with you the story before, but just Subhanallah this, the impact of it and the meaning of it when that sister came to me, and she said brother imagined, I think Allah hates me and then she was like a respected elderly sister educated. So I said, why did he say that sister? mean, she told me three things. You said I have a good husband. I have good children and Hamlin very financially comfortable. So I said okay, respectfully I asked Okay, so I don't see the connection. Why? Allah hates you because of that. She said and she quoted me a hadith did Allah not say to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Northen
Nik Hadith in a hyperbola who Coleman if tele home when Allah loves a group of people, he tests them. Is that true or false? True? So he said See brother Allah hates me.
Now what is the misunderstanding? Feel free to help me out. Go ahead Bismillah try.
Yes go ahead
now is Masha Allah Tamara, Allah may Allah bless you say I mean, she father, you know Allah has tested only difficulty.
Right? Oh, you're sick? Oh, I got COVID
It's a sign that Allah loves you. Right? The Creator to know Allah will erase your sins. But you don't usually say that when someone gets a scholarship. Oh, you got a scholarship? Brother? Remember? It's a test? Who says that?
Right? I got married. May Allah make it easy for you? Why? So? Why is it? No, it's a test from Allah subhanho wa taala. But that's why some say that passing blessings is more difficult than passing hardship because they're not really easily recognizable as tests. May Allah protect us. As Buddha would have been a nurse that obviously I told the sister that Allah says to us to be grateful for the husband that you mentioned the children that you have and the wealth that you have. And this is how Allah subhanaw taala with the test the song. So then Musa Ali Salam is about to give them a whole new lesson, which they might have not heard much before. This lesson. This class is about
gratitude. Right? We don't usually talk about Hajj during Ramadan, agreed. Sometimes we speakers think about something how can stand out let you speak usually based on the current situation that is happening. So now he's gonna begin a whole lecture to Benny Islam in about shukran Nam. Right being grateful to Allah subhanho wa taala. And yes, of course, we're grateful to Allah during hardship, but let me clarify something. When we are grateful to Allah during hardship, we're not grateful for the pain. It doesn't even make sense. Please, Allah. Be with me. It doesn't make sense. But you're grateful for the outcome of the pain. Fair enough. However, I love it. Are you sick? I'm loving the
pain. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't. When you work out and you're sore. Are you happy? Because you're sore? No, you're happy because this means your muscles are growing two completely different things. When there's this wonderful sister.
When she was cut badly, her finger was cut badly. She was found smiling. For collagen net. She went nuts. He's laughing. So Allah, you believe Hamdulillah this is what's wrong with you woman, she said, Halawa to marry her and set me Marrara to Allah Maha chef. She said that the sweetness of the reward made me forget the bitterness of the pain. You see how we're thinking here? So the point being Musa Islam gives them some classes about gratitude. What does he tell them? He says to them with karuna, Metta Allahu Allah, He gonna give you the three pillars of gratitude. So anytime you say thank you, this is how you say thank you three pillars to it. Number one internal right and you
have to feel it you have to sense it or screw with Quran. Allah Allah Allah calm. So the Prophet Musa is telling them you have to do the practice this activity to remember the good things Allah did to you, you'll remember so Musa gives them an example. What is he saying? Enjoy coming around, I want you guys to be grateful, not just for the blessings that you have, but also be grateful for being spared from hardships. Did you guys ever think about it this way? Subhanallah he said, I want you just to be grateful for the water, the shade the food, I want you to start being grateful that you no longer have a pharaoh Subhanallah So may Allah make us grateful say I mean, and he's telling
them part of Being grateful is to remember where you came from. Okay, most of us here in this kind of time, maybe decades later, things will change. We don't really have some generational wealth, okay, in our communities in general. Right. So most of the crowd here things will change maybe down the road and Allah knows best. We never imagined we will be where we are today agreed. Especially those who have nice jobs and cars and houses. Don't say you thought one day you will have this. Many of us here came as refugees. So now Musa is reminding you and me to be grateful. Remember where you came from? So I want to things I remember right now is that I took two years of ESL right I
struggled with the language speaking it took it for two years Yes, I do struggle a little bit it's fine, right? But I never forget where I came from when I had the when I remember the palace did not in my notes. I just remembered when I was learning about the Democratic Party. And I always thought like why is it all about partying? And I'm an adult and it's not a joke and the Democratic Party you could look party that's why there's Allah gives them no success. All party party Wallah. Partying understanding is better than what they do. Anyways,
Right. But anyhow so then I realized oh my god oh my god. I remember when Allah Subhana Allah Allah in my notes I just thought about it now when people used to sneeze I used to say plus you
I thought it was plus Well I never know was bless you, I thought was plus you. So sometimes I joke around and I no one ever corrected me That's the worst part. So once I was on sneezing, so I was joking with them. I said negative you
because I thought it was plus I was being funny, negative. And these never corrected me Subhanallah until one day I thought was bless you. Anyways, there's a lot more examples. Examples are really, really bad. But anyhow, let's proceed. So now I remember. I know bless you. I know whatever in the world side. So I never forget where I came from. So don't be full of yourself. hamdulillah was Karuna Rahmatullah Wa alaykum you do with mom and dad, if they demand things on you as they got older. Right in Luckily, they keep asking me well, you kept asking them for decades. Don't forget, when you were a helpless baby doing it on yourself, you would have been dead if they left you for 24
hours, yes or no, you would have been dead. But don't forget, Allah says your mom carried you. So you have to do this activity, husband wife, right, same thing. There's issues in the relationship. Think of the good that was done to you. Then Musa alayhis salam, he wants them to verbalize it. Because saying feeling thank you in the heart and not saying it does not cut it. You're not a grateful person. You have to verbalize it. We need to not to say Well, everybody knows. Well, she knows well he knows laps, let them know further and further. There's a statement says feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it
so feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like having a present and not giving it Subhanallah it's by William Arthur award. And this is something to appreciate and Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that's one way to show gratitude to your prophet is to say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He who does not thank the people has not thanked Allah subhanho wa Taala it's a prerequisite time He Allah was Quran Allah Tala Halleck with Quran. Allah Allah can remember Allah's blessings Okay, that's internal hamdulillah got it. So Musa is giving them the lesson know verbalize it to Allah remember Subhan Allah Allah Allah says from Musa when you tell
people remember this, when you tell people the good they did to you, that's a way of verbalizing your thanks one more time. When you tell someone the good they did to you, that's one way of verbalizing your thanks to them showing that you recognize in what Thank you, mom. Subhanallah now that I have my kids, I struggled to sleep at night, all these things and all the blessings Subhanallah then you say that that's another way of saying thank you mom, but this was like a longer form very beautiful form. But is that enough? I feel it and I said it is that enough. Law. And the classic example given is if let me pick on the on the guys showing if the wife receives a text from
the husband, the husband says, I love you. Okay.
And then she tells him, I don't see it. What do you mean I texted it to you clearly. I said, I love you. I typed it up, I verbalized it, but she says I cannot see it is like okay, all right and out of you Babic is that no, I still cannot see you need to format your phone. No, I can see exactly what you're writing by cannot see it in terms of actions. So you can feel grateful as much as you want. You can say thank you as much as you want buy all the cars from Walgreens, thank you, thank you, thank you ship them, ship them, ship them, ship them, okay, but until you put that blessing you're thankful for in a way that is pleasing to the one who gave it to you. You have not thanked that
person enough. Give me an example.
Let's say money. You're very grateful that Allah has given you wealth. You feel blessed, man, there's people struggling people suffering Alhamdulillah I'm comfortable. Then number two, you verbalize that thanks like Ken Ham chicken, Allah for the money that you've given me. Until you use that money in a way that makes Allah happy. You have not thanked Allah properly yet, fair enough. This is how we do in human being level. Allah is the best of examples. So Musa alayhis salam tells them coolamon play back to Morocco obey, eat from what Allah has given you. What Shivambu murderous kala drink from Allah has given you without any effort from you, while tassel fill all of them have
sitting, don't you ever? Don't you ever use the blessings Allah gave you against him?
It makes no sense. With all due respect, it makes no sense for a group of friends, buddies family, you name it, to plan a vacation and
Write down haram things it makes no sense when a group of guys are so okay no Sherry will go this place when they go to this method and venue or club what they will do this and that haram and this, how dare you write the plan? Of how will you use God's blessing against Allah? How may Allah protect us and forgive us? Yes, we all do mistakes, but one of the ways to help you not sin is like I'm using what he gave me against him. How ungrateful is that? So Musa says one of the most even you guys are going to be blessed with many Israel, you're going to die is going to be well off. Benny is slightly you will have power, many extra aid you have influence, don't you ever use in the wrong and
the days and the progeny comes and using it exactly the way Musa alayhis salam said, and today the spread facade across the entire globe. May Allah protect the Seattle Bill Alameen. Then he tells them a reward. Then he tells them a punishment. He says you guys heard this idea before, where instead of bucola in Shackleton as either nothing you heard it before. If you are grateful, I will give you more. This was Musa Aileen Stella talking to Benny's Robin, he tells them if you guys are grateful, Allah will continue to give you more, more and more and more And subhanAllah Don't think too far about human beings we operate like that sometimes agreed. Let's say
you, your family, your spouse cooks a meal. And you say this was delicious. This was great. You know what will happen? This meal will be cooked more often in the house. Correct. You're walking around people telling you, man, brother, this colonial have Allahumma barik you're not gonna buy anything else besides it? Right? Because you're grateful. So you're right, like, here you go more and more, right? So Allah is the best example is to chemically shape. Allah says, if you're grateful, I'll give you more and more and more. I want to share with you something a question I asked one of my teachers about this verse, I asked my shift I said, can we take from this verse? If you are
grateful? I'll give you more that our entire life will change. What do I mean with this question? Because your life is a moment of blessing that requires your gratitude and a moment of hardship that requires your sobre and patience, that's life. It's one of two, every moment is one of two, either a blessing and to be grateful or a hardship you have to be patient, and it can be mixed in. If I told you if I'm grateful, in general, very grateful. Does that mean my overall life will be tested more through blessings and hardship? He looked you thought is like Yes. Yes. So you being grateful for our blessings, not just for that blessing. That's your overall life quality. And there's nothing
wrong with asking Allah for if you ask Allah for an easy life, that doesn't mean you're weak law. This is what Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked for this religion came to Bedouins in the desert. This religion came to the experts and the scientists. It's a religion that makes a lot of sense. We don't ask Allah for difficulty. We don't do stuff like that. Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam morning and evening What did he say? Hola. Hola. In the SLO Cal alpha will ask you as Allah I want to be blessed. And I'll want to be tested through that avenue. Right? When when Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was you know having
rocks thrown at him during a thrive and hardship and difficulty what happened?
What did he say guys? Remember? He said to Hola Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola, beautiful dua. People are throwing rocks and he's bleeding almost to death. He reaches a point in his dices. We're lacking our fear to get outside.
He tells Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm being thrown rocks that I'm about to be humiliated. Yeah, Allah. If you're not angry at me, I'm okay. As long as you're not angry, I'm fine with what's happening. But if there's a way to change my life, I would rather be tested through blessings I want AZ Allah please help me. Nothing wrong with that. So here, we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah give us more. But there's the other side to it. Allah says wala Inca Fortum kufr oldest Khufu disbelief la Koo for hints here means ungratefulness and how interesting is it? The disbelief Coover is the same word for unground ingratitude the same word Catherine Catherine means ungrateful and
means disbeliever because catheter catheter, catheter cover, cover cover, you see the language change, right? So you cover things when you're ungrateful you cover the blessing. You're not expressing it, you're covering it. And that's why that catheter who disbelieves uncovers Allah signs does not make it hit him. And the ungrateful is the one who covers Allah's blessings and does not show it to Allah subhanaw taala for
First and foremost, but if I'm ungrateful what happens? Allah says in either vilasa did, then my punishment is severe, is severe. What does it mean? One of the means
Allah will take away the blessing that you have. It's just a matter of times they'll just be stripped away from him. And we've seen it as the older that you get. You see with your own eyes, may Allah protect us. People being arrogant towards Allah, people disrespecting Allah and you see the blessings taken away and you see stories from the Quran agreed. The other possible way of punishing people who are ungrateful. is keeping the blessing. No, you keep it. No, no, I'm actually going to increase it. How was that? I'm ungrateful. No, no, Allah will keep it and make it even grow. But it will be the source of destruction to that individual. May Allah protect us. The so Allah, so Allah,
you can help the needy, sponsor orphans pay your debt obligation. I'm just saying Zeca the obligatory charity? No, I am commitments. You're a multimillionaire commitments, Allah may give that person even more money. But then that person that money will become a source of paint and may Allah protect us era. Then he concludes with a beautiful conclusion. Love it, love it. Allah says in the Quran, Musa alayhis salam tells his people after being grateful or ungrateful, whatever you choose, but he wants to make it very clear. He tells the people in tech Furu and to women fill out the Jamia if you have any extra aid and all people, all people on Earth, omit Mohammed and from Adam to the
jinn, all of them. They disbelieve in Allah, they never say thank you, Al Hamdulillah I want you guys to all know that in Allah, Allah Ronnie you and Hamid, the know that Allah is self sufficient. And Allah is not saying that because he needs it. Rather you need it, and know that Allah is the Praiseworthy, like Allah doesn't need you to say thank you. He already thanked his own self. He already praised his own self. And we say it 17 times a day. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen and huset Alhamdulillah Allah. Right. So don't think you're doing God a favor. You're doing yourself a favor. Type Calum, Jimmy beautiful stuff. Maybe some of you want to text your mom and dad say thank
you. And maybe you remember the few things. You felt how blessed you are. Right? We're so blessed and hamdulillah when you think about it, it's unbelievable how blessed we are. It's unbelievable, not even you might even shed some tears agreed how much Nima you have when you I'll be honest with you, I believe most of us I'm gonna throw a shot and say all but most of us your hardship.
And more Anna that you to an image that you suffer from
is to try to limit your food consumption.
I don't want to put more rice Yeah, Allah helped me not to take another slice y'all up and you cry Ya Allah, my diet. That's your hardship is to stop eating. How can you stop eating? And you go online and search for programs and he tell your family? Don't make me see any food, put it in the cabinets, put it in the closets. And anytime you eat more is it mom because you put it in front of me? Yeah, Allah. You see how blessed we are. It's unbelievable. The people who are really suffering when they hear our suffering, don't go crazy, the way you go crazy for their suffering. They may cry the way you cry over them. This is your suffering. As I was preparing this, you know what came to
mind. May Allah bless our children, and they realize Subhanallah the mind very interesting reflection. I know many of you know this, but something very important to share with you.
As I'm preparing this unintentionally, the lessons I'm deriving from my own and sharing with you to the most part is something related to my life.
And I realized that the examples I gave 10 years ago are Allah different than now. And they will realize in sha Allah that 10 years from now my examples be very different. I'll be like a judo right in the lead grandsons, they come to you and granddaughter is just a panel unintentional. So what are you trying to tell us? Never stop learning the same thing.
That's it. Never stop learning the same good thing. The Sierra I heard about the life of the prophet Sallallahu Sallam 10 years ago Yeah, you will look at it differently on intentionally and this what we need to appreciate when I hear about all these blessings, you know what came to mind?
You know those who have children in the let's say they sleep at eight o'clock for example. And that little five year old or three year old they say Baba Baba want some water at 755 What do many parents say to that child five mins before this? They don't want a cup of water nice full cup of water. Would you tell them
in your dreams?
volume or pressure? May Allah be with your kids brother imagine right? Why but why do we say no because those will not have children they know
because they will very likely wake us up at night Bob I'm sorry I did it.
I did it and then you wake up and you shower them I told you don't drink a cup of water you would have never been dead you would have stayed alive. we fast forward telecoil I was I have worked tomorrow. So why am I referring this I just realized while preparing this and I will I make dua free May Allah grant you all Jana because without Allah then you are have maybe never had this reflection. My hardship is to get Vince my daughter not to drink pure water. Just not now. We have it but my fight with her is not like we don't have water bubble we have to share it with your siblings. That's not my struggle. We have too much please stop drinking. Ya Allah It's unbelievable
to say Alhamdulillah I hope we all fit in great grateful the little bit right we are showing st hamdulillah
Penny did not hit hamdulillah
these are complaining about what How dare you complain?
Why What would you said yeah Musala must look even the language yah mo Salah northborough Musa, we can't handle this no more like they don't even say what is it? He says he started they started by saying la nostra so the first thing he heard we can't do this no more. Hey, what's going on? We can do this last but we can't we can't handle this no more Enough is enough. Your Allah what is it? Allah I'm in wide.
We can't handle having limited choices of food.
Food from the heavens, men and celluar thing or die that Allah gave them coming. Nothing on earth is like it. They said we can't handle this. Our limited choices of food is making a struggle. Yeah, Allah. You forgot where you came from.
You remember what Pharaoh did to you? Where's the gratitude? So this will be can't handle this no more. So look what they say further. Hola, na Rob back. Go tell your Lord. How will
you Musa go speak your Lord? Is he not your Lord as well?
And there's something we have to watch our language. I'm not saying we are as bad. But when some two siblings says a Go tell your mom. She's your mom too. So you say go tell mom. Not go tell your mom because he's your mom as well. He didn't watch out. Right? I have respect. Don't follow these people. Allah sharing this with us we learn not to be like them. Let us bow to him and what law? Go speak to your Lord. There's nothing wrong maybe if they ask respectfully. Is it possible to have like other options? Like how long are we going to eat this for like until like a couple of like this ask It's okay. It's better maybe not too out of respect versus fine. But yeah, I'm like you cannot
What do you want your agenda? We want something from the ground. Mashallah, what do you want? I mean, Buckley ha ha fool me ha what are the see how well Masada we want some herbs, cucumbers, and I'm cucumbers, garlic, lentil IDAs and boasts an audience
called a step DeLuna lady who will deniability who will hire are you guys seriously willing to forsake what you're receiving over this? This is not haram it's halal. It can be delicious, but it's just are you really isn't this so disrespectful even for human standard? Human standard?
Your mama's cooking she has a feast Allahumma Vanik she put that meat for six hours in the oven. Right? And her clothes is like soaked with that smell she will never wash it it's going to the garbage just how bad it was right? And how much you worked. And all the kitchen is a mess and she'll so hard the rice and the salad and the variety and everything for you the family to have nicer thought and that son of her 17 years old walks in with a bag of McDonald's harmonic you know painful that is?
How does she respectful that is? And it happened to her to me one time I invited out of people who are travelers out of state for dinner. Very nice dinner I promise it was great mashallah Tabata cola and we specified a certain time let's say 5pm So then these travelers they come over very excited you know, inshallah good hospitality they came over food mashallah filling that table, and they start eating but very little and your big guy Salahuddin like I expect you know, all due respect you will do better than this right? A couple of bytes and hamdulillah
she said that hamdulillah but it doesn't make sense.
And he got a little bit nervous. I said honestly, you guys not hungry now. It was I said it's a food not good. Now mashallah wala was great brother. Some cool and it was very like very little that everyone will question.
So I said, as Ella Kabila, I asked you by Allah did you eat before coming?
Yeah, brother. I couldn't wait. I'm sorry.
I want you to eat on my way here. You couldn't wait 15 minutes what is your current Arby's? How is even Khaled?
How am I kneecapping we weren't so it was a younger brother said craft trading firm on him right
now give me that like a lesson because lecture right we're not three hours but the framing Subhanallah was we were very nice Mr. Bass, but it's not like well he ate a three No, I like you just came from the airport right on the time. He's like I'm so sorry we couldn't do that muscular Allah is if he said Mr. Habibollah me or something? Maybe that's RVs right May Allah protect us so these people we can handle this food from heaven? We were onions to other What is this FSA emergency food I don't know something I didn't disrespect and above all, is that this lesson comes here at a step DeLuna lady who had another lady who were hired you chose what lowly over that which is elite.
The main point of their disrespect is not just this but the meaning of it that you chose something for you opposite to what Allah chose for you. So he's telling them never do you choose for yourself against what Allah chose for you except that will backfire.
So the things that Allah chose for you will always be better than what you chose for yourself. So for example, do not to trans form yourself from what Allah has given you to something that is different. May Allah protect us Yeah, I mean, so all of these things that stuff didn't know they will never let you were higher than Musa angry. isn't able to Mr. Owen You know what, go down to the villages Mr. Owen doesn't mean Egypt and one of the meanings go to the villages go find yourself some onions there's no need to Omniglot for this is gonna go find it anywhere onion and lentils go to any store when the lack of in the local Masato Baba and Musa was very disturbed by that. However,
brothers and sisters he had to struggle he didn't give up and that's something we have to learn from musasa never gave up never ever ever gave up ever. You know what that whatever, and is that there's anyone on Earth to say it was Moorish, I threw the towel. I threw the towel like I gave up if anyone on earth what to do that would be Musa. Even though Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam confirms this. One time, Mohamed Salah Salem was being hurt emotionally. He was being insulted verbally. So you know what Moses Mohamed Salah salem said to calm himself down? He said, may Allah have mercy and Musa. And this was like 1000s of years later, he said Rahim Allah Who Musa Oh, the accurate I'm in
Delica. Possible. Musa was hurt much more than this. And he's still remain patient. So we never give up. And he kept going and going and going. And now the time but where are they going? Where I said going? Where are they heading? They're heading towards the other mocha DESA they're heading towards the Holy Land. It's a command from Allah subhanaw taala you guys need to go there. There's tyrants in that land, which is Mrs. Luxa. Today, there are tyrants over there. But you will need to now it's your turn to lift the oppression of the oppressed. It's your turn to do some action, and now they're heading towards there. And at this point, Allah knows exactly the sequence of events. The call comes
for mo Salah Salem, from Allah subhanho wa Taala that we need to meet. I need to now send you the Constitution, which you and Benny Israel will have to follow this constitution which is known as a Torah excellent right or the Torah. So this is a Torah which Allah promised to reveal to Benny Israel and to most Ali Salam. But here Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Musa Ali Salam one condition, he tells him I want you to prepare yourself for 30 Nights. So 30 nights of worship a bad 30 nights of fasting 30 nights of vicar and remembrance 30 nights of nothing but greatness in preparation for the meeting I have with you How many nights 30
So where we take from here
is that for you to grow spiritually, and to benefit from the knowledge you are hearing. You need to be pure.
You need to repent from any impurity that you have. So sometimes we may have difficulty learning the religion, learning the Quran having an impact on us, not because it's complicated and difficult is because we are very impure and we never sought to do a soul wash. You see that? So Allah wants Musa to be so good for 30 nights in preparation for what he will receive to absorb it from every cell in his body and to be able to preach it. So now when I prepare the content, I need to make sure I stay away from the Haram because I need to know what I'm reading and what I'm learning so be able to preach it and you as attendees you want to come and learn more you need
To actually make a conscious decision, I need to watch myself the next several hours because I want to learn Allahu Akbar. You know, one of my teachers told me, whatever quality you give the Quran is whatever quality the Quran gives back.
So what do you mean? He said, If you're trying the time you allocate to understand the Quran, is whenever you're in the drive thru for Dairy Queen, waiting for your ice cream, there's nothing wrong with it, relax, breathe in, breathe out, okay. But that's the quality time you have the Quran, then expect it to give it the same quality back to you. Don't expect too much of an impact. Beautiful. When you have a meeting, you're about to go to sleep you but do not disturb even turn off your phone quality meeting. This is serious, right? So whatever you do in that meeting, you're putting so much attention and then you get back from that meeting. Similarly with the Quran, whatever quality you
give it is whatever it gives back to you. And when you start struggling to understand after you doing very good doesn't happen sometimes you're doing great you're understanding very well and everything's drops. Sometimes it's because we're no longer as pure. One time Imam Shafi Rahim Allah Allah Imam Shafi, he was known to have an a photographic memory. Like his memory was unbelievable. He sees the page within minutes memorize that word for word, no mistakes, but there was a phase in his life. Where what happened? Musa alayhis salam Oh, no, sorry, Seamus Shafi rahamallah. He started to struggle with his memory.
I'm not memorizing it used to take five minutes now it's like 25. I was doing well. My head that's what happened. So he wants his teacher his teacher's name is walk here.
And this very famous line of poetry about this. Imam is Chef and he says Chicago to Isla workI and so I have the he writes down poetry in Michigan for us to learn. He says I complained to my teacher were key about my weakness in my memory
for our shadow money, so he advised me that one of the possible root causes is the sins that you commit to Farshad and Isla Terkel, Massey ah, and he told me Bharani the NLN manure and he told me that knowledge is light knowledge is what light were and the newer Allahu Allah Yotel, who are see, and the light of Allah is not shed over someone who disrespects Allah SubhanAllah. So now Musa Salaam is going through this phase of you know what I'm going to start, but before I leave is usually just like that.
Does he leave without telling people? No, you can't just do that. You can't just like, Okay, I'm gonna go 30 nights, the band that the whole OMA behind you that you're leading. I remember University of Windsor, not too far from you guys.
I was we were praying. It was a night prayer with multiple Russia. And I was praying behind someone was like about four of us students at the university. And then we went all the way down to Sage the two prostration
and we stayed in frustration and the man is not saying Allahu Akbar to move to the second or the other position. We're praying in frustration says the it was so long. It was so long. It was so long. That may Allah forgive us. We could not handle we had to lift our heads to see what is he doing?
Like, are you getting emotional? You have an exam, you got an F, and he's just crying you fainted, died. Anything. So we look up. And where's the Imam? He's not there.
He's not there.
I know that brother. Wonderful, man. Wonderful brother. So a little bit of panic. What do we do and stuff like that. So one of us went forward and just continued where we stopped that though and after the Salah. We went to find his brother. Right? And we found him praying by himself. Lala. By the way, the younger you are, the less understanding you have like put yourself in their shoes. And the young people we're not going to put yourself myself in your shoes. We're gonna put you in my shoes.
That was a very limited patience. May Allah forgive us. Right? So he finished salah. We like What happened brother? What's the matter with us? He's a pro. I was in salah
I lost I will do
I lost my will do and I know it's haram to continue praying if I lost my will do that. Yeah, he tap one of us. Do a sign don't do Allahu Akbar and do this. You know how long we've been saying this is the longest session in our lives. This is crazy man. So my point being here is that those who lead knees need for the most part, especially in high positions to make sure they have a backup.
Right? You have a backup especially in high important position you just can just leave like that. The Imam is not there speak about it in the meeting who's gonna back him up more than Allah Akbar Allahu Akbar Aki them well as then is not in the masjid who's gonna do the Afghan war takes place? That's how
The sheet of paper write names down have backup. So mu Sally Salem tells who Harun has his brother who is also a prophet Halluf NiFi call me take care of my people during my absence, okay? And he says will ask and make sure you do what's right. And don't ever follow anyone who's corrupting in this area. Okay? It's like most of felted we got some really messed up people here, okay. really messed up from the heart. I'm not saying intellectually know intellectually, they're intellectual. But they willingly know that this is disrespectful. They don't care. May Allah protect us, right as a man who be Allah, may Allah protect us. So the point being here, he tells us to have a prophet
Haroon, and then he tells Benissa Aliah Bani Israel, I'm heading to worship Allah for 30 nights in sha Allah, isolation, a badass, that's what Allah wants, and make sure you listen to Harun. Okay, take care. Listen well, and then Musa alayhis salam goes into the seclusion for 30 nights.
I bad prayer, remembrance. All good things. By the third 38th Night. Allah tells Musa something the 30th night something changes the plan changes. What's that change? What's the plan? What's next?