Lessons from the Anbiya #58
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Salah Ramallah Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam, ala Chateau filmbay were mousseline. mohammadu was a little noise on the variety he really he was, he was, doesn't even cathedra cathedra from above. My dear brothers and sisters, we are on the story of Musa Ali Salaam And Pharaoh wrong.
And as I mentioned to you before, and I remind myself, I knew that the purpose of this story, and of course, the purpose of all the stories of the Quran is only one which is to help us to learn the lessons of success in this life, painlessly.
There are two ways to learn. One is painfully by making mistakes suffering, the consequences, paying the price, and then learning from that. And the other option is to learn from the mistakes of others, to look at the stories of others, look at their mistakes, learn what not to do, see their successes, learn what to do.
And that is a painless way, because you don't pay the price for it. Somebody has paid the price, but 100 because you are intelligent enough to learn from their life, you get to learn that lesson without actually paying the price.
This is what Allah subhanaw taala gave us the opportunity of doing in the Quran, of learning from the
mistakes of others, ask Allah Subhana telogen
to enable us to learn and to practice these learnings in our life.
Now, in the case of Iran, in the last lesson, last class, we talked about Allah subhanaw taala told us about the different forms, the different punishments, the different tests, the different tribulations that were sent to Iran and to the people of Iran, which the flood, the locus, the lightest of rods, the blood,
one after the other sign after sign after sign.
And every time they had one of these
problems, they would go running to Saudi salam, they would say Musa alayhis salam make dua to your mosque you're up to,
to lift this punishment, to ask your app to save us from this difficulty. And we will become obedient and we will allow your people to go but when that man was arrested, I made the drop. And this punishment was lifted. They went back to their old ways. And this continued until Allah subhanaw taala decided to shut the door of Hidayat for them, and so on as one of the recept so we took retribution from them. We drowned them in the sea because they belied and they denied Our Ayat, our evidence, our science, louder than sisters.
This is one of the most important things to remember
that along the Rila horrible army, we need Allah Subhana Allah, Allah does not need us. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the creator, he is the Sustainer he is the maintainer, he is the owner of everything that we know and we do not know just think about that this universe itself they tell us that the visible universe right
is 21 billion light years across
I mean, you know these numbers they have really
they have really no meaning, if we look at them,
if we look at them in real terms, because what is one light here now light travels at a speed of 300,000 miles per second. So you are saying here that there is something which is traveling a particle that is traveling 300,000 miles per second,
this travel this particle travels therefore how many miles in one minute 60 seconds, then how many miles in one hour which is 60 minutes, and then how many miles in 24 hours which is one day and then how many miles in 365 days. That is one light year. Now here they're saying 21,000,021,000 million light years and Allah knows best I mean the even the these are all estimates is not exact numbers.
Now that is the visible universe, and if you that's going across the visible universe from
one side to the other, whatever that means, I mean, I will really sort of at see you when I when I talk about these things, but I'm just saying this to give us if it is possible an idea of what we are saying, when we realize the origin of everything, this visible universe, there is a very nice
video of this person trying to explain the size of the visible universe. And I'm going to ask,
as you remember to put the link to that video in the description of this video, where he does very little experiment, he said, he says, Take a grain of sand on the tip of your finger, hold this finger at an arm's length, shut one eye, and look at the finger. He says the piece of sky that that grain of sand grain of sand, the piece of sky, that that grain of sand blocks out
is the size of the visible universe. That's how big it is. And that has God, literally billions of galaxies, the size of our Milky Way, I'm not talking about the solar system, I'm talking about the galaxy itself. our Milky Way galaxy
has millions of stars like our Sun, and there are billions of galaxies of the size of the Milky Way, in this piece of sky which is blocked out by this grain of sand. Really, I mean, I think it even even trying to
under understand these figures as a no meaning but it's good hamdulillah to see the glory and magnificence of Allah subhanaw taala.
So, this is Allah subhana wa danijela Gentlemen, and when Allah subhanho wa Taala della della Lu is,
is wanting us when he is explaining something to us when he is showing us something, this is obviously for our benefit, right? But Allah does not Allah who is someone, he has no needs, he has no need for your my approval is no need for our disapproval, it doesn't make any difference to our approval, and disapproval doesn't make any difference even to this word. Right. The Take Take for example, as I'm sitting and
talking to you here, I can look out and I can see some birds outside it using that word cares about what I think using that bird cares hotel, whether I think it is beautiful or
right even even the creatures of this world beaches of this earth. They don't get they don't get it. They don't get anything at all about our approval and disapproval or but the creator of the universe and haven't been there. So it's not a question of Allah is Allah subhanaw taala is given us a way of life. Allah subhanaw taala has shown us a way of life Allah, Allah has directed us for our benefit, who benefits if we have a world which is which is which is just and fair and compassionate, which is peaceful, who who benefits
a lot rather than what are the lovers and again,
we benefit with a war in a world which is full of war and all kinds of, of problems, who feels the pain we feel the pain. The instead of that if you don't want to listen to that, if you want to if you think that you are doing if I think that I'm doing a favorite or large amount of data by obeying him that I'm fooling myself. I mean, it's that I must be the biggest fool in the world. So here what is people?
Therefore what the thing is, I'm saying all this is because when we
understand this, then what happens is that even if we make a mistake, and we will make a mistake, believe even the best of people make mistakes.
kulu bunny Adam hopped our old hydrocotyle on our bone, he said all the
sons of Adam alayhis salam, all the children of Adam all the that is all human beings are people who make mistakes. And the best of those who make mistakes are those who repent. So therefore, we all make mistakes, we will all continue to make mistakes, that is not a problem.
The issue is to stick on the mistake to insist on the mistake to insist that the mistake is not a mistake that it is my right that it is something that I will do that I refuse to change that this is a problem right? This
adamancy this stubbornness, this is the problem. If a person makes a mistake and is immediately contrite is immediately regretful is immediately sorry. If the mistake concerns the rights of others rather than this person repairs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and regrets and expresses his regret and
begs a lot of antenna for fodder. If the mistake was something which was zolo on somebody else, or a human being, if the mistake was something which denied people, their rights, then this person is regretful, goes and apologize to that person, whoever is whoever his rights were transgressed. And then this person, you know, begs their partner, this person makes amends this person compensates them for their loss. He does want that hamdulillah there's no problem. It may Allah right, I will forgive him, people will forgive him. And on the contrary, this person will be respected as someone who's fair and just and as someone who is was not adamant on his or her
you know, within course, so called right? There is no right to do wrong. I think about this, there's no right to do wrong today. This is the problem with us. We think that it's our right to make mistakes it's our right to commit crimes, it's our right to wrong, it's not we nobody has a right to do wrong, somebody may you may do wrong, because we are human beings we do wrong we forget we we mistakes, but then what is right is to
make amends is to apologize is to be is to
is to repent. So when we don't do that. And when we continue, and we move from making a mistake, too demanding that this mistake be accepted as my right now, that's a different ballgame altogether. Believe me that something else. Because making a mistake and considering considering it a mistake is one thing, but to demand that this mistake is the right thing to do. That is a different
that's a different perspective altogether. Now when that happens,
I learned that it is a load that is infinite immersive for others vitalize infinitely patients, patient but after a point, Allah subhanho wa Taala
the I don't see the patience of Allah Ron stands out because there's nothing of Allah, nothing that belongs to Allah. But the rule of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that after so many times, whatever number of times it is, Allah subhanaw taala shuts the door of repentance, Allah subhanho wa Taala
takes away that opportunity to hear you had the opportunity. It's like, you know, in baseball, three strikes and you're out. So if you say, oh my why three strikes, why can't I have three other strikes, you had three strikes your three opportunities. And that's it after that, you are out. So, this is the important thing to understand. And this is what the people are filled in to understand is what people don't seem to understand, which is that there is there comes a time when the door of Koba the door of repentance will be shut. Now, the other thing which also
fools people all the time is our so called knowledge
where we get confused between
between why and how. Now, I mentioned this before as well. Why is the reason you do something? How is the way in which that thing is done or that thing happened? So in the case of Mosul, Islam, these miracles and these tests that happened with the people of Iran, then one of the possibilities is that since these were people actually very, very knowledgeable people, there are a lot of knowledge of the time
value, I mean, people build the pyramids, for example, they were not exactly ignorant people. So one possibility and this is my my
this is my my thinking and my reasoning. One possibility is that they could have got involved into the mechanics of the thing and saying, oh, how did this happen?
And you know, this this reason, that reason without thinking of saying, but why did it happen? Now, how it happened is mechanics of it can be anything, but why it happened is because we were disobeying Allah subhanho data. So no matter how well we understand why it is happening, it will not stop and we cannot stop it until we address the why until we correct the why this is very important to to understand. For example, in one beautiful Harry's
There is a bachelor in Raja Anima
which is in India manager also mentioned five different things where he said that these five things.
And I mentioned this in detail in the living Islam lecture. So you will you will, you can listen to that there. But just one of them is also said that when
immorality increases and is done publicly and this is the the condition that immorality increases in people and is done publicly where immorality from being considered immoral starts being considered a right people said, All right, this is my right, this is my right I have a right to do it, I have a right to make these choices I have, I have a right to have these relationships.
A relationship outside of marriage is adultery, or a relationship outside of marriage is between a man and a woman it is not. It is not permissible in any religion, all religions privately, but some
of them, some people have some of these religions, they choose to turn a blind eye to this for all kinds of protects, they say well, you know, we can't get so, so hard about these things, because then people will go away from the religion and instead of going to the mosque or going to the church, they will stop coming. So let them keep coming. Let them keep coming. So we will tolerate this and we will tolerate that. Whereas Islam says No, we are not here for to get popularity ratings. We are here to establish the law of Allah subhanaw taala, which is the pitches for the benefit of all concerned. So when there is one person who is breaking the law, we will in a very
nice way I know nobody's saying we you know cut off the heads of using in a very nice way. We will tell them that they are wrong. We are not going to keep quiet about something which is wrong. We are going to tell them stop doing that. Do not do it. This is wrong. This is harmful. It's like like somebody making a hole in a boat. And we said no, no, no, we know let the person be in the boat.
Doesn't matter if they're making hole. If enough people make holes in the boat, the whole boat will sink. If there are people who can who think that there is it is their right to make holes in the boat, then really you don't need such people in the board because those people are going to sink the whole board. So what is right is right what is wrong is wrong. We cannot we cannot accept what is wrong. In the name of Muslims. In the name of diplomacy in the name or hikma in the name of wisdom in the name of you know all of these sub know what is right is right what is wrong is wrong. And Allah subhanho data made it clear on the promises made it clear result if you see something wrong,
stop it with your hand. He didn't say if you see something wrong, leave it alone doesn't matter. It's okay now he said Is it is it is not okay. It is definitely not okay. If it is wrong, it is wrong. So stop it. So this is so when people don't do that, then you establish in your society you establish evil and you establish sin and you establish wrongdoing as a right. Now this is obviously
an excuse for halakhah it's an excuse for completely destroying yourself. And this is what the people of Iran did. They destroyed themselves. And I lost right and then we drowned. Now what is the lesson we learn from this? The lesson we learn from this is we look at things which are happening to us at any time in history. Look at the thing will happen to us and don't get involved with the
in the power of it.
Ask also the question why is it happening?
So today, for example, we are living in COVID times. Let us ask why is this happening? Don't get involved in you know vaccine? Oh, actually, no.
It's a strange thing people are people don't want to take the vaccine for COVID although they've taken the vaccine for polio. Now what is it? What's the big differences?
Right? People don't want to take the COVID vaccine. The entire medical establishment is saying take the vaccine it is beneficial for you. It will you know, it will prevent you from getting the infection. It's something that is
that will that will you know
that will save you from being infected. And then there is some one guy who you never heard off right. He says I am a doctor. I have won this prize that price and all these people are saying take a vaccine recently I met medical establishment. These are a bunch of scoundrels they are thieves as you
You want to forget the old man medical establishment. And you want to believe this one guy, you don't even know who the guys, you anyone can pretend to be anybody on the on the internet, but that, you know that brain is taken away from us. God is. My point is forget about that forget everything. Forget everybody ask yourself, why is this? Why is it that we, in our lifetimes are seeing diseases that we never saw before? Why not saying how? Why? Why is it that we are seeing diseases that we never saw before, now
told us why he said when immortality increased increases in society,
and when people
consider it to be their right,
when in morality is indulgent, and it is done in public, because people consider it to be their right when that happens, then diseases will appear among them, which their predecessors never saw. Then they will get new diseases which were never there before. And he said these diseases, diseases will spread in the land.
I remember I lived in a world in which there was no AIDS. I remember the world in which there was no AIDS. I remember the first time we heard about AIDS,
once again, don't get involved in too overt, you know, this is Bill Gates and Bill Gates did that and he spread AIDS is a number of things that are ascribed to this poor man, may Allah have mercy on him.
He is the one who's supposed to have spread aids and now he's the one who is going to insert a chip through the vaccine into your blood so that he tracks you have you really think you're so interesting that somebody wants to track to track you in what what what's this?
We have it
then we are SARS.
Now we have COVID in between here and bird flu.
Now think about this.
Please think about is why are we seeing disease after disease which we which our father our parents and grandparents even we didn't see, our parents definitely didn't see and grandparents definitely did not see it.
Even we did not see
I am 65 years old, I'll be 62 if i if i 66 in October, if I lived that long.
But the point is that in my own lifetime, there are at least four or five diseases that I
did not know about.
And not because I'm not amygdala, but because they were out there.
We have to ask ourselves these questions. And that is why we have these stories in the parent.
Nothing changes in editor a couple of 1000 years between Musashi Salaam and
so Allah said, finally we shut the door, we closed the door for them. And that's it. Now, I'm not saying here, people here of course, I'm talking about, you know, global warming, and so on. And they're talking about mass extinction, all of these things, Allah knows best, what will happen. But the point is that all that doesn't have to happen, we have to look at our own self and say, mass extinction or not, one day, I am going to die.
As far as I'm concerned, that is the end of my story. Whether the world continues or doesn't continue with the human race continues or not, makes no difference to me because I will be six feet under.
And I will be answering questions to Allah subhanaw taala about what I did, or I failed to do.
And at that point in time, I can't talk either nobody's gonna ask me Tell, tell us about what's happening to the rest of the world.
I will request about myself and I will have to answer questions about myself.
And that is why it is very important to understand this and remember this and to take lessons from these beautiful stories of the horror.
Unless right write that up.
talked also about the arrogance of Pharaoh. Right.
He said, for example, that the
he's another verano in total in sort of lost rank and
one other with our no fee called me He called on me allegedly Maluku misma Why the hell and her route agreement that he felt was alone and so on. He said and Valon proclaimed among these people saying oh my people, is it not my domain? Yeah, that is not
My domain here, the dominion of Egypt and these rivers running underneath me do not see, am I not better than this one, which is Mossad is Alam, who is mine he has no honor and respect is weak, despicable, is poor and can discuss the express himself clearly. Why then, are not golden wrestlers bestowed on him or angels and along with him, thus he won't be fooled and misled his people and they obeyed him very early. They were ever people who were fast your whole first half. coma who, for alko ganhou, Coleman fastly Allah subhanaw taala say this. Now think about this. What are our standards today? Here is Iran. Iran is a very simple it is very simple. I am better than Musa. And why am I
better than Muslim? Because I have more money. I have more money and more wealth or more.
If he was good, how come he doesn't have golden bracelets? Why is he not wearing gold? Why is he not wearing jewelry? jewelry? Why are angels not walking with Him in the street? Think about this. This is what the the motion of Ito McCarthy said to Mr. seller.
What are our standards?
What we have, what we need to learn from here is what our what are our standards today about who is honorable and who is not random in our language in order to wish a boss barrage me. So what does it mean? Does it mean he's eight feet tall and four feet wide? Does it mean that he weighs 500 kilograms? No. But it means what? He mean only one thing? He's a wealthy man.
Do we even bother to think about how did he get his wealth? Now please understand, I'm not assuming and I'm not implying that every wealthy person only got wealth in a way that there is there is something intrinsically wrong with Well, no, there is nothing intrinsically wrong with wealth and there is nothing romantic about poverty.
It is how we earn and how we spend it's not how much we earn
this is what we're always trying to learn is trying to reflect a different standard. This is what Karen did as well. And Karen was born from among the people on musasa
which is how much
how much do I have the very thing well you know, I mean I'm the king
and the ruler was used to say he's got he claimed divinity and he said these rivers the rivers are flowing under me
this is like an app sitting on top of an elephant
and the elephant crosses a bridge and the bridge you know because of the weight of the elephant kind of little bit shakes a bit and the answer is wow fantastic look at this you know the bridge is shaking because I'm crossing
you forget delivered
so here is ROM saying oh these rumors he was operating under me under you
jump into the river and you see where they were destroyed
that it was a floating under me i mean i'm so powerful I'm so I own the river in alila. When and how you
and I am better than Moosa and what is the Alicia lemon? What is the scanner? Look at it is a poor man he's got one shirt he's got one toe
he's got a stick in his hand. Where's the water? Where's the jewels? Where's the well the well the weapons were the army.
Think about our standards today. What do we aspire for? How do we look up to
or we look down on I can I can I can say this give you a guarantee.
try this out, sit in any gathering
And tell the people as we will one simple question. Tell them name for me. Five great people in the world today. who are who are five great people in the world today. I will tell you that almost I can probably be absolutely certain.
They will give you the names of five billionaires. Five big businessmen Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett. It was
lohana water level. Anywhere you go. You asked this question they will give you the names of five billionaires and you probably all by men.
How many people are there who will name in these five people? We will will name great scientists.
People who will name a great teacher
People who will name great scholars, not only Muslims, anybody,
people who will name the discoverers of something really valuable.
Almost no one because our whole orientation is only a one thing which is making money.
And we don't even make why. We just look up to those who make money. We are like those people who looked at car Oh, when car that last one. I mentioned this in the in the holiday, when Carl gave out
in a procession.
And he had his wealth with him and whatnot, and a lot of his best what was the possession, but he came out in this with a huge entourage. And people looked at him and there were many people who said, Oh, I wish I was like, I wish he had given me like he gave him
isn't that a state today?
Where you got somebody who has went oh, wow, man, look at his car. I wish I had a car like that. Oh, wow, look at that billion dollar house. Look at his mansion.
And we don't look at one step beyond that. Which is to say, oh, wow, look at the janaza
Look at that. Look at that, that casket there.
Look at that govern.
This is the government This is the body of this man who built his house. This is the body of this woman who owned that business, all those cars.
That is our reality. That is where we are going no matter what. As I told you, I'm not against with no, no, no, no, no way at all. I'm not allergic to money.
How we are and where we spend.
Otherwise, those are all standards.
And these are the standards of the people around.
I am a big man, I am worth of worthy of worthy of respect. I am worth something because my net worth is more than that almost Aliza.
And my submission do is Allah, Allah, Allah is telling us the stories, so that we learn from them.
So that we remind ourselves that this is the nature of,
of human of humanity and had nothing has changed.
Today also we do the same thing. Now my mind is, Allah is telling a story of people who were, who had all with a worldly wise they had it all. They had a great civilization, they a lot of well, they had a lot of knowledge and so on and so forth. But they were disobedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala. There were people who were worshipping their own King.
And the king has said he had set himself up as a,
as an icon, as a
somebody to be worshipped.
He claimed divinity
and his priests and so on and create created his elaborate mythology
to support this claim of divinity
and whose there is an argument that you are wrong, the only divine the only one who's worthy of worship is Allah subhanaw taala.
And all these oppressions are doing
is wrong. So stop oppressing people let them go.
What do you do today? What are our standards? Today we look down upon our upon our own
On what basis because they don't they don't drive your fancy cars because they don't they don't live in your big houses. You look down upon the relevant
you treat them with with with disdain.
And even when somebody might argue I never had this conversation with with someone where they wanted a anyone for their budget.
And so I recommended to them and and they asked me,
you know what would be a reasonable salary for him?
So I asked this person I said, what would be a reasonable salary for you?
He said, I don't know what I'm not doing my word. I said yeah, because what you are doing in terms of value is much less. The Imam is the leader of the community. He is reciting Quran he is going to lead your Salah and you're going to pray behind him.
You're going to say I'm praying
I got Upsala
under the SEMA tab of this email
behind this email, I'm going to be following him in the salon.
So what do you think his salary should be?
Because the tradition is to pay the Imams you know just at the poverty line. I'm talking about India
but I think the same thing applies in most places where demand the least
that you can pay him
and if somebody argues in favor in in against that says look, you have to pay the man more about why does he need it?
Why does he need it? Ask yourself why do you need it?
Why do you need it at the same time you talk about values and wishes Allah said you remar is not complete until you want for your for your brother What do you want for yourself?
So for yourself, you want the best car the best house the the best money and the best everything else? And for the lump sum piece of trash is okay.
Yet you will stand behind is when you pray your Salah
What does it tell us about ourselves as Muslims? What does it tell us about ourselves as people who claim to,
to follow the Quran, people who claim to follow us are seldom people who claim to be on right guidance, when we do not even respect our own scholars, where we treat our scholars as if they are trash.
Right? Think about that, what it is about our standards.
And that's the reason why
I lost right that shows in our own lifetime. We have our children who have no respect for us.
Children openly insert their parents, they're not just disobedient, they're they're insulting.
How does that happen?
It happens because of the standards, it happens because
of the because of what we have chosen to do
with respect to ourselves, and
the kind of standards we have
ourselves and our society.
I really think about is that
today, if you look at it and say, What is our what is the standard of our of our success? What is the standard of success that we have for ourselves? And what do we choose for ourselves, if we are given a choice, this is a sign of the corruption of people, a corrupt sign of corruption of people and a sign of corruption of the of the leadership that they choose only that which is
of this kind, they choose for themselves. things which are purely material.
ask parents to describe, you know, what do you want for your child?
The future future What do you want your child to, to be and see how many people will say I want my child to be a doctor and engineer a great business man and this and that and the other. And how many people say I want my child to be righteous. I want my child to recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala I want my child to love mohammadu analyze, analyze, and I want my child to be a kind person to be compassionate. I want my child to be honest.
I want my child to be a person of integrity.
I want my child to be a person who's faithful to his spouse.
How many people says
and then we wonder how come we have a society which is so full of all kinds of evil.
You get what you pay for. This is when righteousness is not even our goal.
It's not even on the wish list. Forget about being somewhere. Is it your number one?
Wish? No. Is it number two? Number three, number four number 10? No, it's not evangelist.
When righteousness when obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala
is not even on the list.
What do we expect?
Then we say oh, what why is this happening to us? Why is what happened was
you jump into the sea and you say, oh, but why am I getting wet? What kind of question is there
Seriously, I remind myself when you
let's get real
and stop playing jokes with ourselves. Let's stop trying to fool ourselves. We ask others around data to organize before the open world by multiple modes, or salon owner will carry while he was average member Africa