Lessons from the Anbiya #60
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam, ala l mursaleen. Muhammad Rasul Ullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doesn't even Catherine cathedra from the Babu Madeline sisters, we are looking at the story of Musa alayhis salam. And when you write the story for the sake of understanding and teaching and for the for ease of explaining it is so rich in content and in lessons that usually, and that's what I have done also, usually it is broken up into two parts, which is Musa alayhis salam and your own and Musa Ali Salam. And when you slide
the purpose of this explain to us because we want to make sure that we
don't miss out on any of the lessons. The life of Mosul, Islam is kind of
divided into these two parts, his time growing up in the palace of their own, and then his
his struggle against Iran in trying to get his people released from slavery. And then the time that Musashi Salam spent
in the wilderness,
wandering in the wilderness, because of the kinds of decisions that his people took. The story, as I said, is extremely, extremely rich in content and in lessons. Nobody can hope to. At least I can't hope to
do justice to it or to extract all the lessons that are possible to be extracted from it. I do my Western ask Allah Spano Tata, to forgive me and to help me to, to
extract as much of learning as I can from this
primarily for my own benefit. And of course, I hope that this will also benefit us
how we talked about the coming to the end of the story of Musa alayhis salam and for our
we talked about where Iran decided to chase the people of Musa al Salaam, into the sea, where the sea had been parted. For the tribes of bunnies, right?
As I mentioned before, in the last lesson, and I am mentioning it again here. It's amazing how when people insist on committing sin when they insist on being disobedient Allah Spano Tata,
Allah, Allah mentioned this Fatah Allah, Allah follow me in Walla Walla, I was sorry, he was one of my governor, I love an alum
well as that
locks are placed on their hearts so that they don't understand and
lots of other places
curtains are placed on their on their sight and the hearing for that they do not see and they do not hear and for them is a grievous punishment. Now this is a should be is and should be a great warning for us all. Not to play games with Allah subhanaw taala let us understand that unless Renata sent this Deen for our benefit a lot interrupts in this Deen without a reason or just because, you know, he randomly sent it. He sent it for our benefit. He sent it so that if we live by this religion, it's a religion of compassion, religion of kindness, religion of forgiveness, religion, which is based on the mercy of Allah.
When Allah subhanaw taala introduced himself as Allah Rahim, if we live by this religion, then inshallah we will have a life which is full of tranquility and goodness and beauty, and therefore it is something for our benefit. But if people refuse to accept that they refuse to
accept this gift of us,
and if they insist on seeing if they insist on disobedience and we insist on doing what Allah has prohibited, and Allah privated for our benefit, for example, if I tell you that Allah has prohibited us from harming ourselves, and that is why things like alcohol, all kinds of intoxicants, tobacco products, cigarettes, and all kinds of tobacco products, all kinds of things which are harmful. These
Prime Minister for us, but if somebody insists on
using those things, then who are you going to have? My point is, I mean, you know, if you want to smoke and get lung cancer, then you are going to get lung cancer, not somebody else. And if you say no, no, I, it's my right. I would like to smoke, mmm, my freedom, my freedom is that I can smoke, of course you can. Your freedom also is to get lung cancer is that doesn't make any sense at all, whatsoever. But unfortunately, when we insist on disobeying Allah subhanaw taala, then good sense and, and nonsense, don't seem to have any meaning. And that's the reason why it's very important for us to ensure that we don't
the anger of Allah. So when people do that, their time comes when the doors have hidden the doors of guidance are shut.
Because obviously, a lot of manual data is not, you know,
like not requesting us not pleading with us to obey Him, doesn't matter. Whether we OBEY Him, when we OBEY Him, we are doing ourselves a favor, we are not doing a favor dollar, some kind of that. So after some time, after, as a matter of fact, quite a long time, when people refuse to accept and they continue to insist on disobedience, that Allah subhanaw taala says okay, so if that is what you want, then that is what you will get. And so therefore, the doors are shucked
manifestations of that is, for example, whoever in your life used to warn you used to try to, you know, advise you to do good.
That person will be removed from your life by whichever means. Another thing is that, sometimes you find that for people,
initially, the heart itself, their own heart breaks, if they do something wrong, the heart is a doubt in the heart, the heart breaks. And that is why people go even those who go shopping, you know, shopping is a is a very bad thing to do. One must never do that. But another aspect of it is, why does anyone do that because their heart is bothering them. They're not happy with their lives, they're not happy with what they're doing to themselves. So they have to something they know it is wrong. I mean, it's, you don't have to tell them they know what they're doing is wrong. So they want to, you know, somehow find some justification for it. So they go and look for whatever device they
want. They want to try and find some
convenient person who will permit them to do what they would like to do.
But the thing to remember is that why are we why are they doing that, because it is bothering. So therefore, I always when myself and also tell you that if your heart is unhappy with something, if you find that your heart is tricking you, respect them, don't don't disregard that. Because it is, it is a sign that underlie Your heart is still alive, that your heart is still is still, you know,
is still good. And it is not good, it has not completely corrupted. Because there are people who are not bothered, I mean, they are perfectly
And they sleep very peacefully, doing some very negative and toxic things. Now, obviously, you don't want to be in that in that situation. And the way
to avoid that trap, is to make sure that you listen to your heart, don't become deaf to your heart, because that's a very dangerous thing. If you become deaf to your heart, then you'll find that, you know, you will come and go, and nothing happens until one day, the door shops.
And then of course, there is no return from that situation.
We asked them
to save us from them. Now, in this case of Iran, as I was saying, it's sometimes you wonder, how is it that an intelligent person and he will it will not ever or it was him and all his advisors and all the models, ministers and whoever, these these were intelligent people that you don't get to build an empire
of the kind that the Egyptian Empire was? By being stupid, by being dumb, right by being ignored. No, you do that because you are top of the world at that time. You are the most intelligent people the most learned people, the people with the greatest knowledge. You don't get to build things like the pyramids, because you are dumb. Right? They did then they did amazing things. And but the point is that somewhere because of sheer because of disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala the hearts are seen in the eyes and ears become blind and deaf and
Then they cannot see even the most obvious thing which is in front of them and what always amazes me Sometimes I wish that you will put yourself in that situation becomes a fly on the wall fly on the wall, when you are looking at the situations Imagine if you are if you are a drone, which is flying over
that part of the Red Sea, where he was on his alarm and his people are crossing, what did you see that he will see the sea has been parted 12 different
different paths to the sea. sea water is standing up vertical,
like like a wall,
demarcating each path. And we don't know how tall that wall was. They see what it was 10 feet or 20 feet tall. God knows 100 feet tall and
dry land these people are walking through that. And on the other bank behind them. You see the army of around the Quranic army they were because they had infantry.
They had carried cavalry, but they were most famous for the chariots. So they are these war chariots. You can imagine Iran must have obviously been in a war chariot. So you have to charity or
tractor drivers Algeria, you have the soldiers with the in the in the chariots. And you have the cavalry or infantry was a film game, which is entitled everything, right? He wanted to completely finish the monies right, once and for all destroyed. And there were a lot of people as I mentioned, in last class, there was supposed to be 600,000 of them. So that meant 600,000 fighters, plus and plus children and so on. So it was a you know, close to a million people. So from came fully prepared to completely destroyed, there you see them, and then these people are entering into the water. Right, they are entering into the water behind behind the bunnies, right? So they're entering
into those dry land pathways. And
of course, as soon as the money's right across to the other side, with the Coca Cola with the order of Allah subhanaw taala the See, then, the walls collapsed, the ocean just closed up on top of these people. Now imagine 1000s and millions of tons of water hits you. You're dead anyway, that is smashed. And, and and drowned, not a hope of surviving. Now think about this. I always think if I'm looking at this, I'm saying here is here are these people.
You are chasing them whatnot and you you you denied husar A Salaam You called him, Malone and so on. You said he's crazy. But now you are actually seeing something happening, which is so completely out of the ordinary. So completely amazing. So completely miraculous, that
normal common sense we do that if you are in that place of Iran, of course you should not be I'm saying
they would say if they had any intelligence at all, if the intelligence of those people was working, their brains were functioning, they would sell the hold on second, whatever we said till now, whether we believe Musa alayhis salam or not, we don't want to chase behind these people. Right? We don't want to go back. Because this is completely out of the ordinary. When was the last time you saw sea water standing up like a wall. So this is not safe. Let us not go into this. Because if this is what the rubber Moosa is doing, at least, then we don't want to,
to test and push any further. So let's stay here.
God, Salam Alaikum let them go. Anyone with any intelligence would have said this.
But what happened?
This is what shows you that if with arrogance, the brain goes yet intelligence disappears, evaporates. And a person is so drunk in his own arrogance in his own,
you know, pride, that he is incapable of seeing something as open and plain as that in front of him. So what do they do? They drive through, they go to, and then of course they're dead. malice. rantala mentioned this, where he says, I will be live in shaytani r rajim. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. YG I wasn't happy when he sold our
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Allah knows. And we took the children of Israel, across the sea, and around with his hosts, followed them in oppression and enmity till when drowning overtook him. He said, I believe that
there is no one as the right to be worship, worship, but he, Allah subhanaw taala, in whom the money is he'll believe, and I am one of the Muslims. And I submit to the will of Allah. Now, when is he saying that you saying that when he is drowning, and the water hit him and his Johnny,
then listen, now you believe,
while you refuse to believe before, and you were one of the most cydonia, one of the evildoers, to this day, we shouldn't deliver your dead body out of the sea, that you may be assigned to those who come after you. And verily many among mankind, heedless of our IOPS of our evidence.
So unless rather than saying, we will, what do we learn from this, we learned that there is a time
for turning around. And if you lose that time, then there is no hope after. So I tell this to this, the mom, mother, the mummy of four out of the four is there in the museum in Egypt.
But my submission to you is don't waste your time asking if this is the same film, as the film was, instead of that ask, what is the lesson for me, Allah said he will deliver the body of nothing about that here again.
When 1000s of tons of water hits, you will disintegrate. Right, there won't be any warning.
Because the film didn't fall into the water, the water fell on top of the fan on top of film.
So you would have even if Allah wanted, if in the normal course of things, you would just have been smashed, and disintegrate. But Allah wanted to save his body. And that led to his life, we drowned him, but you saved his body as a sign for the people who come after him. So therefore, obviously, he was taken out. And then he was, you know, modified, and so on.
And that's the only body that we have, even though God knows how many 1000 people down with him. That's the only one we have. So the wages of sin, disgrace in this life and fire in the hereafter. Very,
It's something that we need to think about. Jamila Salah said to yourself, you should have seen me as I stuffed mud in the mouth of Iran, so that the mercy of Allah will not bless him.
Last rounded up preserved his body as a sign for us, so that we can correct our lives not so that we can Marvel in the magnificence of the veronik. Civilization. Today, we will read your people are very proud Israel is the only civilization and so on. So I remember many years ago, I went to Egypt. And I took a tour.
I wanted to go to Luxor where the
so I wanted to go Luxor, as I said, but I didn't have the time. So there is somebody in Cairo Who has created a little mini Luxor in, in the Nile in Cairo. And you take a boat and the boat has the recording which plays as the board goes.
And at each place where it stops. The recording tells you which temple it is and so on so forth. And
in some places you can get off and take a look at the temples. And there are some times there's a guide that talks to you. So I was sitting in his boat and
taking the store
and one place we got off. And this guide engine guy, Muslim, obviously,
who tells me this is the temple to raw who's the God of air. I said what? And that's when I said what he suddenly looked at me and he came down to earth. And it is not a joke. I don't mean that. You know this is how this is what the Egyptians used to worship. I simply say it like that don't say this is the God of
Allah subhanho wa Taala is Ramadan me?
Now I'm no stranger to temples I come from the land of the greatest number of temples in the world.
But this is the ironic civilization
that people today I mean, Viva Las rantala has created a major source of income for the Egyptians today,
where a lot of the income comes from tourists coming to see this ancient civilization. I wonder how many of them reflect on what happened to that? How come people who build these magnificent temples and so on? So
how did they come to an end? I mean, how did this this is what happened to them. Now, a very important for us to keep our focus on what is important. What's important is not the building and so on. What's important is the lessons that we learn from these stories. A very few people have from Egyptians believed in Mu salesianum. One was a man from the courtiers of Iran, and the other one was Asya on the land was the wife of Iran. So I was right there I said whatever the whole methodology livina
is a call from dibny earlier in the debate and in Gen one or genomen zero now I really want a genuine alchemy salimi and Allah subhanaw taala
sent for has sent forth a an example of for those who believe the wife of your own when she said my wrap build for me a house with you. Run with me.
Linda cabeza, send me Oh Allah.
Bill for me a house with you in gentlemen, Bill Jana, and save me from Iran and his work and save me from the people who are the Solomon, the disbelievers and the people who are the oppressors. Now, think about this.
This pious lady, the foster mother of Musa alayhis salam as she was, but she's the one who picked up musasa Ram from the river. And she's the one who persuaded around to,
to raise him as a prince in the palace.
She had everything she had. I mean, she was the wife of Iranian men what what more can put here was for she was the wife of the of the greatest king of the time, wealth, uncounted wealth and palaces observance and power and authority and whatnot. But so so she could, I mean, she had everything that anybody could seek in the dunya absolutely everything. And yet she lived there like an alien. She lived in this dunya as if she was she had nothing to do with it. She was a pious lady, and she lived with Luna like, she had nothing to do with it. And so she made this where
she asked him,
he said, build me a house in Ghana.
Around later on, he got angry with her and he ordered her to be
to be executed. And also said that the way they did that, I mean, these are very cruel and merciless people. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala said that he will give them
He will punish them in a particularly severe way. So they
put on the ground and they crushed with a huge rock, you know, the big weight on her that was that was how they
killed her. But she was it was an object that she made his God and Allah
took her life without any pain. And before she died, Allah, Allah showed her the house that he had built for her. Imagine this is the the reward for those who obey Allah subhanaw taala even though to allege
that there were only four women who were complete,
and these were Maria, Ayesha, Madame asiyah, Hardy and Fatima
and home as rain. Two were mothers of Zambia. One was the wife of Abby and one was his daughter.
These are the four women who have been exalted and
exalted these women and give them very special status. Maria Melissa ROM the mother of the Salish Sea, Abdullah
who was the foster mother of
Mousavi, Salah Khadija Allah
Not the wife or son salah and Fatima desira Allah, who was the daughter of Elisa delana. And also
he asked Allah Subhana, Allah to
enable us to live our lives in a way, which is pleasing to Him.
And we ask Allah to
help us and to bless us, and we please with us, and never to be displeased with us. But this is the this is really the only thing which matters, the only thing which counts, which is whether Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with us or not, nothing else counts. Right? Everything else is fluff. If Allah speaks with us, then don't believe me that life is,
is complete. But if Allah subhanaw taala, is displeased with us, then no matter what we achieve,
no matter what what we do or don't do, we will always have trouble. Nevertheless, it is the purpose of these stories of the paralell Kareem, we ask Allah to help you, we will tackle those,
to read them, we ask Allah, we thank Allah for giving these stories to us.
The purpose of this is to learn is to learn and to apply them in our lives, and to monitor our lives. As I've said before, the Quran is a map, the map of the Quran is in the form of its injunctions, his stories, his examples.
And it's the job of the person reading the map, to compare his life with those stories with those things, so that he can then look at himself and say, Well,
this is what this map is showing, am I on track? Have I gone straight somewhere? Some has? Is everything okay? In my life? What do I need to do? What time do I need to take all of these cases? So now that we have listened to this story? Well, if you have been following the series of lectures, now that we have listened to the story of Musa alayhis, salam, and around, let us think of what are the lessons that we learned from this story.
The first and foremost lesson that we learned from the story is topcoder, Allah subhanaw taala.
complete and total faith and trust in Allah.
The mother of Iran was a helpless lady she had.
She was she was one of the slave enslaved people. The money side were in theory at the time. So she had no power, she had no money, she was a poor woman, and she could not protect her son. So yet, I mean, obviously, like any mother, she didn't want to lose a son. So what does she do? She obeys a lot of animals.
And this is the beauty in the model, what's the lesson? The lesson is that you have a dog and this dog will consist of obeying and
even though the order that is being given to you.
You don't understand
you do not understand this order. It doesn't make sense to
all the sciences against this order.
All the knowledge that you have goes contrary to this order. Yet, we ignore all of that and you obey the order of Allah subhanaw taala Why? Because you know Allah, Jelena.
Because, you know,
many times people say, for example, take the issue of interest is banking. You tell people do not take interest, unless privated it Allah subhanaw taala has declared war on the one who takes interest on his own behalf and on behalf of those of us insulin. Is this how you want to meet Allah on the day of gentlemen as his enemy?
He was on about your brother in today's world? I mean, it doesn't make sense. You know what? I mean? After all hours, can I grow my business and blah, blah, blah.
Tell me how much sense does it make to musala salons
that Allah is telling us, when you fear for the life of your son, meaning when you hear that the news of his birth
has been conveyed to whatever of Iran's officers was in charge of slaughtering the babies of bunnies, right? And you fear that his life is going to walk you fear that the soldiers will come to kill him?
What must you do? Put him in a basket and throw the basket into the night.
And mean which way does this make sense?
Allah is not even saying board.
Which, in which way? Does this make sense?
When I feel that there is danger in one place, I must put myself in even more danger. Doesn't make sense.
What it was a mother.
She did exactly that.
She followed orders, she followed instructions.
Allah said, do it. So I'm doing. Does it make sense? I don't care.
It may make sense. It may not make sense. It may whatever it may do or may not do, I will do what my rep told me.
So the first lesson we learned in this talk.
And our goal is to trust completely and totally the sign of trust is to take risks.
If you trust in the parachute, jump from the plane.
You trust in the medicine, you swallow it.
You trust the surgeon who's going to operate on you. You willingly voluntarily after having signed away your life you go and lie down on the operating table and you don't worry that the man is taking a knife and is slashing you open? No, no problem.
So do you trust? Do I trust?
Allah is not asking you to slash.
Allah is only advising you or telling you and ordering you to do that which is pleasing and beneficial for you.
first lesson we learn is tawakkol trust on Allah, Allah and we learned the lesson that did you trust you take risk? If you trust you do what Allah tells you to do, whether or not it makes sense to you, because you believe that Allah knows more than you do.
second lesson you learn from the life of Moses, is
that to please Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to make effort.
Very, as much effort as you can make.
His whole life
he walked from Egypt to meridian spent 10 years there, grazing sheep and learning and getting back
making effort in the path of Allah making effort in order to please Allah subhanho wa Taala and you make this effort no matter whether anyone else is pleased or not pleased.
third lesson we learn is again a lesson of dog glow. When Busan is given number words.
What is that lesson first and foremost? Other Take off your shoes, Atlanta like other you want to learn these? We're talking revenue. Want to learn Dean? As a
learn to show respect, learn to respect in art and learn to respect other after that, in nany and Allah Allah Allah in Barbuda need to be Salah.
Recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala and is no one worthy of worship except you
Oh, he well alchemy, Salah,
established Salah for my remembrance for my second. So I pray to Allah. I accept that is no one worthy of worship except Allah. And then I prayed
though he Salah
right. And then we come back again to an in between all that struggle, then we come back to the struggle,
which is muscle is what I'm struggling with wrong. And then again, what is the lesson we learn?
We learn the lesson of courage.
The courage to speak the truth to power, courage to speak the truth to a
to a ruler who apparently has the power of life and death over you. And you are able to speak that truth without fear because you know that that ruler does not have that power of life and death. Oh
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Do you relate, but totally do
it. What do you remind me terminal? What does
it say? Who is the molecule milk? Not Vera
who is the owner of everything or
not whichever ruler,
not whichever government, but Allah
Allah Houma Malika
my enough is the money.
And this molk this oma, this government, this authority, this power, this wealth,
demon, Tasha turns him on,
he gives to who he wants.
And you dekes from who he wants,
they cannot hold it if they have it.
And they cannot hold on to it, if they have it, and they cannot get it if they don't have it, unless Allah once.
And if Allah wants, you will take it away from the most powerful, and He will give it to the most powerless, which is what we see in the story of Musa Islam, who was more powerful than the ground in his court, surrounded by his courtiers, his armies, wealth, authority, His power, His glory, His Majesty, everything.
And who was more powerless Amazon is standing there alone with a staff in his and his cloak around his shoulders.
stayed out of the desert
was more powerless than was nothing, you have no wealth, you have no money and no power, no authority.
On the face of it, if we don't want it, we don't put a border, we jumped into mincemeat.
But you cannot do anything unless unless rather than the orders. And this is what this is this, this is the thing is that the ability to see behind what is visible.
The ability to see behind the obvious what is the obvious the obvious is the power and the glory and the majesty hopefully you won't be
that leader that that that King that you are seeing. And what's behind that, behind that is Allah subhanaw taala.
When you can see the holder of Allah subhanaw taala, then you see that this creature is not even like a fly.
He's not even like a fly.
I don't have to worry about him, I don't have to bother with it.
He is nobody, he is nothing.
As long as I am told by
this fellow here who thinks he is God, who calls himself God who makes people worship Him and prostrate before him and it's good when he cannot even breathe
without the permission of by an agenda.
final lesson, if so,
is that despite all of this, there is a time frame, there is a time period
you have to go through certain stages.
You have to do certain things
will still see the ups and downs of life.
And this is where the money is well kept continuously getting losing hope. The die alone among them.
lost faith in Busan a Salah.
Despite seeing all the the miracles of Musa his gentleness, Martha made him short the people through him.
Again and again the money is Ryle expressed lack of faith and reason is
because not able to see the end and they didn't realize that even though you have the Navy with you, you have to go through certain motions. A lot of heritage showing us that the importance of following the process the importance of the ASVAB
we do not have faith in the US.
We have faith in the Muslim people as bad. But we also understand that the Muslim people as Bab is the one the creator of the ASVAB is the one who made the ASVAB the creator of the means is the one who made the means and he told us take help from the means. Use the means. Don't have faith in the means but use the means
The famous quote of murder he said debacle is like the bird which leaves its nest in the morning with an empty belly and comes back in the night with a full bed
but he did not like the order Simpson and sn wait for the food to come no
making effort is critical. So despite the taco who had more tacos and despite that, make the effort go through the process follow the process
so worship Allah make your houses into worship worship this is a worship one was better than leave in the night go past it the the water then the water will pass the new public part and then you cross over and then you stand there and you watch the fun while belong and your enemies are being destroyed.
Two these are the lessons from this part of the story asked us manager to help us to understand them and to to learn from these and to apply them in our lives. The whole point of this is like the lessons in our lives.
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