Lessons from the Anbiya #41
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sinara Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa salam ala l mursaleen Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam doesn't even Kaziranga sera forma Babu, my sisters are 111 We are in the,
in the lessons from the life and the stories in the Quran about Maria malaise, salah and zaccaria, Shara.
And in the in that process we've also
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I remind myself and you that the purpose of
teaching and learning is only one which is practice it is amor it is
practicing what we learn. At the end of the day, it's only results which counts and results are the results of actions. Only the results as we say, only the results can be banked, meaning that only the results
create benefits and results are the effect of working on actual practicing something results do not come merely from knowing, knowing is important, because without knowing you cannot have action, but just knowing by itself does not serve the purpose knowing must be supported and and supplemented with action. So I asked Allah subhanaw taala
to make it possible and easy for us to act on what we learn.
In the eyes of
of Surah Maryam
we studied in the last lesson.
We learned all of these
we learned about the
the conception of Isa Ali Salaam.
The Immaculate Conception meaning that Medallia Salam conceived
her child without the agency or interference of anybody else, there was no
no other you know, human or other agency involved in the conception of Sally Sara except the will an order of Allah subhanaw taala it was only Allah subhanho wa Taala.
who directed that?
This must be done. And so it happened. He said he said it is a sign of Allah. He's an Ayat of Allah. He is. He has great facilities, and great superiority as granted by Allah subhanaw taala.
And in the story of whatever Li Salaam we saw the ayat where whenever a Salam is in labor, and she seclude herself, she goes off by herself into what you and I would call the wilderness, because she's out in the open and she is under a date palm tree. Now, I don't know how many of you have actually seen a mature,
full grown deadpan with dates.
The first time I saw was in Medina, we were driving from the menorah to back to my car, we took the old road which goes past the
back battlefield orbiter. And on the way we passed the dead garden.
So my friend asked him, he said, Let's go inside and see, you know, experiences. So we went inside and believe me, this was very hot. It was obviously desert in the middle of the day. It was extremely hot. But when we went inside this date palm garden,
it was like, as if we were
in a air conditioned atmosphere. You know, I mean, the shade was so incredibly thick, that it was like a roof because the the France had they were they were completely intertwined with each other. And there was obviously there's no sun that was coming down or reaching the ground anywhere except where maybe there's a front which was missing or had broken off and the atmosphere. Thanks to the
was a it was a well, there was some water irrigation. So thanks to that atmosphere, it was cool. It was literally cool in the shade of those dead paths. And I remember the days of rasa Salah where
I think it was Allah Allah and sorry, Allah Allah, who was praying in his dead garden, and there was a bird which was trying to fly out and it was fluttering because it couldn't get out through the canopy of the date palms. And when I read this Hadees I sort of realized to think, well, how can how can anything be so dense and thick that a bird has to search for a way to get out. So when I saw that on that day, now, the second thing was struck me was
the only other bomb, which I was familiar with until that time was the coconut palm, which is, you know, all over India and everything and other places.
So I knew the kind of trunk it is, and how much the girth of the trunk and so on. Now, much later, when I went to Malaysia, I also saw oil pumps. And they are, they are, in some ways similar to date pumps. So it will I've never actually seen a date palm, a full grown date pump, when I saw that I was astonished because the trunk of the thing, it is huge, it is massive. In most cases, you cannot put your arms around it, it's it's the circumference is bigger than that. It's huge. It is massive. It is like a I mean, it's you know, the reason I'm saying all this is because in this narration of, of the ayat concerning Marie Melissa, she is under this tree, this dead dead tree. And she is in
pain because she is in, you know, she is the
she's using she's in labor. Now again, you know, this is the beauty of the Quran. And this is where sometimes when we say, don't ask unnecessary questions, because sometimes some questions are so natural they come to you. For example, you might say, Well, you know, the, what was the what was the period, gestation period of his alysha when he was born, we know he was conceived. But was he born after nine months? Was Barbarossa, carrying him for nine months? So if she was carrying him for nine months, and how did she stay out in the open for nine months? In under the tree, and obviously wouldn't be, you know, sitting under the tree for nine months.
People only came to know, of Maria Melissa RAMs, baby after the baby was born. And if this baby was if she had been carrying this baby, and she if she had been pregnant and so on, how could this have been kept a secret for nine months? And she was living in in Majid aleksa, which is a public place.
And people obviously would see her. So for nine months, how would she have kept this a secret? Now, that is why I say some of these questions are, these are not questions which anybody can answer, Allah knows best. And if Allah wants to show us when we meet him, he will show us but and in any case, none of these things is relevant. The reason I'm saying this is because these are the kinds of questions we will ask. They completely irrelevant. Now, supposing we say that she conceived, and she immediately gave birth, you know, in one week, how does it make it better or worse than if she had carried the baby for nine months? Because the issue here is the conception itself, that Maria
Melissa lamb conceived of conceived this baby, without the agency of man. And that is the miracle. It's not the it's not how many months she carried him and so on. So Allah, Allah, whatever it was, it was best to have the law. We don't need to ask that. And we don't need to question that. So she conceived him and she withdrew with him to a fireplace and these are the eyes of sort of the medium. And then all of a sudden the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a dead partner. Why did she go to the trunk of a car? I mean, she was there, she had, she was having these childbirth, it's like, you know, you hold on to something and there was she was alone in this middle of this thing.
And then she is in pain and she says, I wish I had died before this. And I was forgotten and out of sight. Why is all this happening to me and then
easily ceram or maybe it was a surah cried out to her from below or saying Do not grieve your ROM has provided a water stream under us now there is a miracle of the stream in the in the displace, and then then Allah doesn't shake the trunk of the dead palm towards you, and it will let fall fresh, ripe dates upon you. So eat and drink and be glad. And if you see any human being say, I am fasting, and I will not speak to any human being this day.
All right now
issue here is that right The reason I mentioned to the debt bomb is if you think about this this is if you tell somebody go shake a debt bomb it is not doable. Right? It's like saying shake an oak tree. It is it is too massive it is too rigid for anyone to shake and imagine here is this one, you know, delicate woman in childbirth in the pain of childbirth and Allison shake the tree house, you're gonna check the tree. So the issue is that the shaking of the tree is also symbolic. It is Alhamdulillah swatara shake the tree is a member she held the tree and she tried to shake it and the tree shook because Allah Subhana Allah ordered it to shake and it dropped her food for her and then
there was water there. Now what is the lesson from all this? This story is nice. hamdulillah but what is the lesson we learned? Now there's one lesson which which I learned and which I want to share with you is that the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala comes only when you have done your part and only when all your resources are finished. That this is the
that the Hadees of Thai the camel
This is the one can probably say that this is the Quranic
delille for that heavies apply the cabin, because you might say we know that is where a man came to Jerusalem and he left his camel outside and he says well Should I just leave the camel trust in Allah or should write either governor we should do both try the camera and trust another sponsor. Now that is where we are. That's what we are seeing here. Which is Allah Subhana. Allah was sending mariebilly Salah food from Jana, when she was a little girl in her Hydra in her merab in her room, right? She didn't have to do anything for that. She did not need to do anything for it alone, even though it Allah knows whether she even made dua for this. This is minilite Allah Allah subhanaw
taala said, and she knew this because when cerca de la Sol avasta. Yeah Maria Mauna Kea has, how did this come? What is this? Where is it from? She said when the light Allah
right in the La Jolla shall be resolved. Allah subhanaw taala gives to wherever he wants without without counting without his app. She knew this. She knew this she was experienced in it now. Allah subhanaw taala could have done the same thing Allah subhanaw taala could have sent her food Why didn't I say go shake the tree?
Because this is again, effort, right? Allah subhanaw taala made Maria valets Salam make an effort by shaking the tree, even though it's almost impossible before he made the dates fall for her.
The lesson here is we need to take the essential first step. Allah will guide those who seek guidance.
Allah does not force anybody to be guided Allah does not force anyone to worship. Allah subhanaw taala said very clearly, poodle, hopko Mira Bhiku financia for lumen opuntia for yoke for say ohama sallallahu alayhi wa sallam The truth is your Rob And whoever wants to believe can believe and whoever wants to disbelieve and leave can leave.
Whoever wants to reject where wants to disbelieve credibility, no problem. Allah subhanaw taala is not forcing anybody to believe or not to believe.
This is what I say. Right?
So the point is that the help of Allah comes only when we have done our part. And today we live in a world where we like to complain and we say Oh see the situation of the Muslims. See how we are persecuted in this country and that country and generally in the world. We are downtrodden we are this we are that. And then Visio Allah help us Oh Allah help us. Now, my point is what effort are we making? which date? Are we shaking? Before we ask for the dates to drop.
If you see the situation he visited you I'm terribly hungry. And I am. I have this this tree this dead palm or whatever anything in orange tree arbitrary name, name whatever you like. And this is laden with fruit. And I come and I sit down under this tree and I am praying that God in my head is a pseudo that I'm asked to make the apples drop on my head or make the apples drop by on my head but I do not get up and I do not touch the tree and I do not shake the tree and I do not make any effort to get these apples out. Of course Allah subhanho wa Taala is I do not deny the truth of Allah Subhana Allah if Allah subhanaw taala wants the apples to drop they will drop
but what is
As soon as
you know this is where we need to.
This is a good point actually to discuss this point to understand this difference between hautala and sunova. Now the Sonata of Allah subhanaw taala did against the Sunnah of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that for the production or for the birth or for the creation of a baby, it is necessary for a man and a woman to meet.
There is no other way. Right? So phenomenal. If a person comes to you and say, Oh, please make dua that I should have a beautiful child. Well, the first thing you ask him is Are you married? And he said, Oh, no, no, I'm not married.
Well, then, you know, how will you have this beautiful child I mean, you can go and
take a child and care for a beautiful child.
There is no adoption in Islam. But you know, you can take somebody's child or take an offer or something and look after but if you say I must have my own child, I must be get a child.
Then how does that happen?
If you are not married,
there's only one way for a baby to be born, which is when a man or a woman
actually, Sarah was born.
Without a man any woman being in the picture.
How are you sir lamb
was born out of a man.
He's Allah Salah was born out of a woman, but without the agency of a man
to three people who were born
completely outside this principle.
That is only by the combination of a man and a woman that a baby can be one
other Malaysia had no parents. Neither mother nor fowl. Have Ali Salam.
As I said she was born out of a salon.
So if you say the one that you come out of is your mother that her mother was a man.
Like me, obviously you don't say he is above average. He was a husband. But he came along swatara created her from his rip.
And easily Sarah was born
without a father.
That's why is Isa even Maria.
Normally, in our nomenclature, we named the child after the father,
Mohammed Salah salam, even Abdullah even Abdulmutallab.
But in the case of Islam, he's the only one who's named after the other. You haven't zaccaria
la busara but Isa, ma Maria, because he was phenomenal. Now this is the holder of Allah.
But what is the sama Kabbalah? supposing somebody says, You know what Allah can do if he wants. So Allah subhanho wa Taala created Isa Li Salam without money when the Salah was not buried very well, Islam had nothing to do with any man. And yet she had a baby so well, I know I don't have to get married. I don't need a wife. I don't need a husband. If Allah wants you can give me a giant.
What is your response? Well, my response is that as far as the holder of Allah is concerned, as far as the ability, the power, the authority, the capability of wireless router is concerned, of course you can do that. Allah subhanaw taala created, brought out a pregnant, she camel out of Iraq.
Right, that's far more difficult than producing a baby out of a woman or a man.
So can Allah do it? Of course Allah can do it. Will Allah do it for you? I don't think so.
I do not think so. If Allah wants to do it, I have good Allah.
I would love to see it as well.
is that going to happen? No. Why? Because the world runs by the on the sunat of Allah subhanho wa Taala which in the English language, we call this physics and chemistry and mathematics and so on and so forth.
The laws of physics are the Sunnah of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
What is gravity? It's a son of Allah.
Did it operate on celebrities when he was flying? No.
what is aerodynamics? The son of Allah
once again So, Mr. Elisa,
did he fly according to the laws of aerodynamics, no
the earth this dimension, the sky's the heavens, the fact that as you go higher in the atmosphere, the amount of oxygen reduces. So, therefore, if you are going to go to a to a great height, you need to carry oxygen cylinders you need to be breathing that
then of course, as far as going from one site to another, which means in in in the in terms of physics, you will you will probably call it multi dimensional travel from one dimension to another dimension
that is not even possible.
Right. But even in one dimension, even in the same dimension of time and space that we are talking about here, if you are going to go high up in the air, then you need to have
oxygen supply to be able to breathe
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam went from Makkah to Jerusalem and then into the seven heavens was he carrying oxygen tanks on his back?
but if I want to go somewhere in a rocket and I say photos of Allah, I will not carry oxygen.
What we are doing?
That is the lesson we are learning from this. We are learning the lesson that Alhamdulillah we believe in the hadith of Allah. When we make dua, we make dua, keeping the holy Wrath of Allah in mind. That is what zaccaria salam did when he saw Maria mala Salaam getting this fruit from Jenna food from Jeddah. And he made this dua and he said, Oh Allah give me an air.
All I am old and weak, my hair is white. My head is white, my hair is white.
My bones are weak, my wife is incapable of childbirth, but give me a second give me an air to carry forward my work of doubtful Islam.
What was he looking at? the holder of Allah.
He did not look at the son of Allah and say how can a woman who is beyond the age of childbirth give birth?
He said no.
to any naked girl now is looking at the photos of Allah subhanaw taala.
And then when Allah subhanaw taala gave him a son,
did he get the sun by Immaculate Conception did the sun come from heaven, no normal process whatever it as we know
the difference between sunart of Allah and
so when we make dua, we make dua keeping the holder of Allah in mind. And then we follow the Sunnah of Allah. So that this drug can come true, because when Allah subhanaw taala fulfills the law, he is fulfilling it according to and and in keeping with his hoodrat using his son,
both are from Allah Subhana
Allah subhanho wa Taala created some rules, some laws to govern his creation.
Right The purpose of the
laws natural laws is to govern the creation for everything, Allah subhanaw taala created anomalisa he created this human being
and then I said I did it with my own hands.
And Allah subhanaw taala has led us direct using clay
and so forth. So now the whole process of creation of other Malays Salah was a unique process happened only one time
and it happened by Allah subhanaw taala doing it and of course, why did Allah do that? Allah subhanaw taala has Shan and his father at the scone for your call he says Be and it is and he could have said gone to other ways Allah and Allah when Adam Elisa would have existed. Why he did that Allah knows best. So this is another one of the questions which we don't which we don't ask.
So Allah subhanaw taala created a prototype he created a model of a human being.
So actually Sarah was within was born as a adult man of la sala was never a baby. He was never an adolescent. He was never a teenager. He was never a toddler.
None of that.
He was when he opened his eyes, he was a full grown adult man.
So also, while a Salam was never a baby, she was not a toddler, she was a teenager, when she was created, she was a full grown adult.
But for propagation of the species,
Allah subhanaw taala created a process and the process was the meeting of a man and woman sexual relationship between them.
And the mixing of the,
of the of the sexual fluids of the man and the woman. And then the entire process of conception. And the development of the fetus and so on and so forth with Ehlers danlos are described in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala set up a whole process
propagation of the species.
So every person
is not created, specifically, and especially in some place, this is the process Allah subhanaw taala created.
And that's why when
Sarah was created, he was when they went when men for example, the Christians say he was created in His own image, he was created in the image of other in His own image.
Right, so when we say God created man in his own image, it's a matter of understanding the grammar of it.
Man, God created man in the image of man, not in the image of God. Right.
Allah subhanaw taala gave us some building codes, godly qualities for example, give us mercy.
thing I read the other day,
when an anthropologist
she was, you know, an accurate, accurate just an anthropologist. So she is she's written written about her research. And she writes about a place where she found his bones
and she said that according to me, this is where within ports civilization was born. So, they asked her why we needed some special tools and artifacts, that you found which you know, look like they had been, there was some level of intelligence involved and so on. She said no, she said, I found
the bones of two people.
And one of them had the femur the leg, main rig bone had broken and reset.
So, this is why is this a sign of,
of civilization, she said, because in the wild
in ancient times in the wilds, if a leg breaks, that is death sentence,
the tribe, the group and so on, they they will not carry you with it. See what happens for example, you know, people show this see this
little video of this video of this will the beast which has been caught by a crocodile and eventually it gets free but its leg it's fought is smashed, because the coroner is twisted it and so on is broken. And people say, Well, he escaped. But my thing is, I mean, I know wildlife enough to know the as an escape, this is just a delayed death sentence, because that will the beast is already dead. It cannot run with that leg.
And it is waiting for the first line or the first leopard or the first hyena to come upon it. And that's it,
because the other Willoughby's they cannot take care of it. This lady said that in this case, the reason I say civilization is because normally people would have left that person whose leg was broken and that person would have died if you had seen the bones you would have just found that one skeleton. He said here we have more than one which means that somebody stayed back and they took care of this person until this person was well enough
until the bone healed
and that is a sign of compassion.
Where you do more than what is required. Where you help somebody in need. Now this is a godly quality. This is the quality of Allah Subhana Allah have mercy.
But that does not make us gods.
That does not make our sons of gods or you know we are creatures we are not luck of Allah subhanaw taala
no matter how beautiful we might be, no matter how glorious we think we are. We are the mukluk of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in terms of the creation of
Renata, we are exactly as good or as not good as anything else. Because everything that Allah created has this fabulous beauty in it, it has. It's a hugely complex creature that Allah created, whether it's an insect, whether it's a human being, whether it's a bird or of our official mammal, whatever it is, and those amount that I give to each qualities which are necessary for it to survive and grow and prosper. And all of this is the core of the philosophy.
So this is the holder of Allah but the son of Allah is what is what the the rules and laws Allah created. And one of those major rules is no results without effort.
No results without effort.
So even though murrayville is Allah is used to the gifts of Allah. When Allah sends a food, whatever she did, she meant to get the food nothing. She's the biggest handler This is the effort.
But in this case, Allah Subhana Allah says shake the tree now view as I told you, the sheep tree is practically impossible to shake, but make the effort make the semblance of an effort make the excuse of an effort both touch the tree. Pretend to shake the tree even though you know you can't shake the tea but try
and then Allah subhanaw taala comes in and the dates fall.
So the holder of Allah and the Sunnah of Allah are interlinked, intertwined, they are together.
You cannot ask for one without the other.
Just to look at your efforts, and to say that you are succeeding only because of your effort
is covered and sick. Because you are denying Allah subhanaw taala as
you are denying Allah subhanho wa Taala has agency or intervention and you are making yourself
the file at which you are not. You're making yourself the real door which you are not.
That's if you look only at the effort.
And if you look only at the heart and you say I will make dua and Allah will give
then you are guilty of the opposite side. The famous story of satara de la came into the machine he saw some people sitting there, middle of the day, not time for Salah nothing he hasn't why here What are you doing? They said we are nanometre workload. We are people of taqwa and we are praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala for sustenance and we have taco our delana whack them I said get out of here to go and work.
He said Allah subhanho wa Taala does not send down the Rama dinar gold coins from the heavens.
Go and work
surah Sallam said tawakkol is like the bird which leaves its nest in the morning with a hungry belly
and returns to the nest in the evening with the very fool
Allah subhanaw taala provides for the bird but not in the nest
So the big lesson from this is that Allah subhana wa tada will provide for us.
Only if we make the effort. And as I said Allah Mashallah we do not deny the horror of Allah. If Allah wants to give without effort or hamdulillah
but the sooner of Allah is that Allah subhanho wa Taala so not 100 comes into play when a person makes effort.
Allah subhanaw taala forgives, when we make is too far. When we open up, that we are guilty and we seek forgiveness, of course Allah subhanaw taala can forgive without that. We don't deny that but what is the sin that if somebody says I have committed a sin I want Allah to forgive me What will you say? Will you say no problem just you know be Allah will forgive you know?
You cannot say that.
You're not already to see that. What would you say to the person make is the word
I want a lot to forgive me. What must I do? Just sit and wait. No, nigga so far. Make Toba change my life. Go give some sadaqa beg Allah subhanaw taala. To forgive, make the effort. Forgiveness is from Allah subhanaw taala nobody else can fall in.
Love furusawa ELO.
Nobody forgives except Allah.
But for this forgiveness to happen. I need to make an effort.
I want a good job. I want a good career. I want a good family. I want a good education. I want to be
Beloved of the people I want influence I want power whatever I want, I want a cup of tea
I have to make some effort
I have to make some effort
without effort, no results. So if you look at ourselves today, we have become people who are just sitting around and asking ALLAH and hoping somehow that we will be guided and we will be aided
my you know, bad news is that there is nothing that we know nothing in my knowledge and nothing in whatever I've studied to say that this kind of door is accepted Allah will not accept it. Allah Masha Allah We ask Allah to forgive us and to accept outdoors but if somebody is just making dua without making any effort, then this is a sign that the person is really not serious.
If you and I are serious about getting success then we need to make effort and then make dua that's what I was gonna say Yeah.
You know, we slavery was Allah.
Allah did not say I was in a monastery, no, be Salah forgot or be Salah was about no
two things are required and showed us the sequence. First server. Server is the is patience, it is perseverance. It is fortitude, it is to make the best effort that you can possibly make given whatever resources you have personnel, internal material, external, whatever.
Worse Allah Allah says and then make
establish Salah make dua. First the effort, then the surah
This is the Quran, the Sunnah, the Hadees in confirmation of this, one of the many but one of the best is the dog that Allah made in bother in the field of bother. He did not sit in the chair if I make this work, he went to bother. He made every effort that was possible for him to make. He spoke to the people he convinced the people he took them there he whatever resources they had, even though they were very short of resources, the Visa Center we use them to the best of his ability. right he set up the lines in everything whatever was possible to do Rasul Allah is Allah Salam did that to the best of his ability. And then he stood and he raised his hands and he said, Oh Allah,
help me as you promised to help me.
And if these are killed,
then there will be no one to worship you on the face of the earth. So Allah protect them and Oh Allah help them where is he making this door in bother when is he making this door after making complete effort
and that is what we are seeing also here with respect to the sort of barium and this is where Allah subhanho wa Taala is showing us that Allah will guide those who seek guidance.
So whether it is guidance with regard to the deen and he Daya which we continuously seek, there are certain Mr. K
serata Lavina. Antara very well aware of Darlene
or whether it is any other form of guidance, any other form of help any other form of need for resources and so on. Allah says Allah will guide those who make the effort
not those who simply talk about the effort.
to make some serious changes in our lives
absolutely critical and not changes in accordance with whatever figment of our imagination, but changes according to the Kitab of Allah. And the blessed sunnah of His Habib of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, the last and final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala the last and final NaVi and rasuwa after home there is no other.
ask Allah Subhana Allah to be pleased with you, and to enable you and me to study his Deen and to learn from it and to benefit from it because in a way that is pleasing to Him and to benefit from it.
By practicing that, then in our lives, I asked Allah subhanaw taala to make your lives beacons of guidance.
yourself and for others and to make your lives a replica and a model of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam ohana bill curry mollari he was named Brahma
masala Curatola hope