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Lessons from the Anbiya 64
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Hello Hello Bill alameen wa Salatu was Salam righto shadowfell MBA well mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi, wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam does live on a theorem Kathy Rama Babu, my brothers and sisters I
we are on our story of Musashi Salaam in the Bani Israel. And as I've said before, this is one of the most beautiful stories of the Quran, and one of the most detailed and the reason for it is the number of lessons that the story contains, which Allah subhanaw taala wants us to learn. And so Allah subhanaw taala told us the story in such detail.
We were on the issue of sugar, the money Israel were
fed directly by Allah subhanho wa Taala, without any means, without any
intermittent or intervening agencies.
Food came to them directly from Jana. And this is not for one person. This is for the whole tribe, all the 12 branches of the tribe. Yet they complained. And they said, we're getting the same kind of food every day. How can we do this? And we want onions and garlic and wheat and this and that. So Allah
Allah didn't do them. I mean, Allah told us in the Quran that they were told that you know, what kind of people Busan Salaam said to them, what kind of people are you that you want to
replace and exchange something superior for something inferior? I mean, imagine you're getting booed from Jana. And you say I want garlic I want I want onions. And Musa is an absurd that is something that you can go and buy in any town in any any bazaar in any market.
Instead of that, instead of being grateful to us rather, you are ungrateful. Now question here is therefore, what is the lesson for us, it's not about food, it's not a we're not talking cuisine.
It's the importance of being grateful for the nervous for the blessings of Allah,
and the danger of not being grateful for them. So this is a very important lesson that we need to learn and say, What is the importance of expressing gratitude to Allah subhanho that
the one is Ryle, their problem was this constant, complaining the constant lack of gratitude.
And so they were punished. Now we should ask ourselves, where are we in this in this case? Now if I tell you that, unfortunately, today, we also seem to be the same place because if you talk to Muslims, anywhere, practically every
law Mashallah, and you ask them about anything, almost the first word out of their mouth is a word of complaint.
He has a house the weather's okay, but in a way we could I wish we had more rain.
If it's winter, oh, yeah, it's okay. When it's too cold. You know, my mother used to say, if you say it's cold in winter, what is it supposed to be?
It is supposed to be cold. That's why it's called winter. It's supposed to be hot in the summer, and she's talking about, she never had an AC in our house. And she be talking about temperatures in the high 40s. In, in Hyderabad, right?
And I'm saying Celsius, I still can't do the Fahrenheit calculation. Fahrenheit is backward, the whole world is on centigrade, the whole world is metric.
Except the United States and I think it is Papa New Guinea or something. There's two countries, which are still on the imperial system, the except the rest of the world is all on.
On the on the metric system. So anyway,
constant complaints, you talk to Muslims. You see, it seems as if there's nothing good happening in their lives, constantly complaining that this is a thing which attracts the anger of almost vanity. It's very important therefore for us to think about and look
for things to be grateful for. The number one thing that we need to be grateful for is not health, not wealth, not family, not children, not not not spouses.
Islam itself, the fact that Alhamdulillah we have Islam, whether regardless Islam because we haven't to be born in a Muslim family, or whether we got his Islam because a lot of anaesthetic guided us to it, and we accepted Islam, irrespective of how we got in the fact is that Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah
We are Muslim. We worship only Allah subhanho wa Taala. We seek help only from Allah Spano. tala, we are the people we are going out with, we're gonna stay. We are the people of Allah subhanho data. We are the people of Muhammad Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is something to be so grateful about.
sometimes we will ask this question, they say,
Well, I'm grateful. I mean, you know, why do I need to say it.
And especially the serious with respect to other people, because we have an
injunction an order,
where he said, in the various parties or whatever they
said, he has not thanked Allah, the One who has not thanked the people, he said, he has not thanked Allah, the One who has not thanked the people.
Now, this is something that is so critically important, and something which we always forget. And we always, we never seem to do that. Which is to thank people from whom we benefited, something we got from somebody, we don't thank them. Whereas if you do, thank them, you realize how much of good it gets to you, right here in this world, where if you, people who you think will go out of their way to be nice to you, even if they are not normalized to other people.
And of course, it gets us the blessing of Allah. Now the question then the comment that some people make, they say, Well, you know, why do I need to say I'm trying? I'm thankful? Why do I need to say thank you all the time? Doesn't that person know? Or doesn't my spouse know? Doesn't my wife nor does my husband? Or does my child know? Does my parent know? Why do I need to say thank you? My point is, doesn't Allah know?
If you tell if you think that your parent or your family or your boss or whoever ought to know should know, therefore, you don't you don't care about tagging them because well, they know doesn't allow a lie when all watching in your heart.
But as your parent or whoever the individual he would be doesn't know what's in your heart.
Then what if Allah already knows why did Allah smart as a lane checker tool as you
refer to in as I will be?
writing this year that were really the one who's grateful to me, I will increase by blessing. And the one who's ungrateful, let him be aware that my punishment is severe. Why do you say that? Because tanking is not about whether the other person knows or not, thanking is about expressing gratitude, because of our attitude. Because we would like to tell them that we are so grateful to you, for your health, for whatever you did, no matter how small or large it was, we are very grateful to you for what you did for us. That this is the
this is a this is a module which is not about them.
It's not about them, it's not about whether they know or not it's it is about me, it's about you,
that we express our gratitude.
And that is why you must do that. So as far as Islam is concerned, think about how many times do we thank Allah subhanaw taala for this
and then do what I constantly recommend which is make a list of 10 things that we need to thank Allah for. And then thank Allah subhanaw taala for them, one by one.
Two signs of sugar if you want to test yourself to see whether you are actually grateful or not, there are two things to look for. One is to practice and use what you have
and to share it that these are the two things to use what we have, and to share it with others. If you are not using it, we are keeping it as high side and we are not sharing it that really were not being grateful.
Our biggest blessing, as I said is Islam. So let us do sugar, Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the way to make sugar dollars rather, is to practice Islam and to make Dawa of Islam to invite others to Islam. Right. If we think about this, if we have shade, right, if it's a very hot,
sunny day, and it's it's uncomfortable to be out in the sun, and we have shade
but still we don't. You sit in that shade. We sit out in the hot sun, and then we say we are grateful for the shake. That's crazy because if you are grateful for the shared outcome, you're not using it right now therefore, it is for us to sit in the shade of Islam is sitting there
Have you man and call others to share that shade with us?
This shade increases to cover the number of people in it. Now, how many things are we willing to give up for the sake of another designer? Like, designer sugar? Are we willing to give up sleep? For Salah? Are we willing to give up watching some game? For the sake of praying on time? Are we willing to change our ways to suit the sooner This is what we need to do?
And just like we do for our worldly things, right? In every academic session, or any every academic pursuit, we have exams, why do we have exams to give us an idea of how we are progressing? The idea of exams is to give us an idea of how we are progressing, am I going ahead not going ahead by how I studied properly not for how do I know by doing a test.
Similarly, when we in our businesses and so on, we have
for the employees and ourselves, we have annual performance appraisals. For the business itself, we have our balance sheets, which tell us
how we are doing we have paid and accounts, p&l accounts, profit and loss account, which tell us what we are doing, and so on and so forth. Right? So the point is that these are things which are,
which we do constantly, as a routine as a normal thing, both in our personal lives as well as in business. And we, if somebody was not doing them, we would say, well, you're not serious. You're not serious about learning, you're not serious about your business. Now my question to myself is, what is my metric
and assess my own spiritual development? My own development in Islam? What do I have? Do I have something? Do I have a
plan that I'm following? Do I have a structure that I'm following? Do I have a metric? Do I have a
a frame of reference that I can look at and see and tell myself, if I'm doing well and I'm not doing well? Do I have this? If I don't have this? That it means I'm really not serious? that anybody who's serious will have these things. If you're not if you don't have this, then it means you're not serious doing something. Now you really don't care about progressing or progressing. It makes a difference where I'm supposed to praise I pray, I'm supposed to give like as a gift. You know, whatever I am supposed to do. I just do it mechanically. Without much enthusiasm without any passion.
Tell me if this is how we are if we treat the
then why we surprise that the dean doesn't seem to be helping us.
Like people have this question. You know, how come all of this stuff is happening to Muslims? How come Muslims are in such difficulties?
Why doesn't Allah help us? Why is our do not accepted?
What is the answer?
What is the
if we are not going to share
then we are going to only attract the anger of Allah.
This is what the story was telling us. Now, Musa is meant to Allah and Allah told swatara told him what was happening at the time. Why am I jelica and tomika yamasa Kala hula he I said he why gene to La kirribilli tala
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Allah said and what made you hastened from your people or Moosa, he said, they are closer my first steps, and I hasten to add you will be pleased and Allah said, Verily, We have tried your people in your absence, and a summary has led them astray. Now.
The story here is that a lot about that I give this summary the summary was
I was a magician he was you know, various things. I'm not right that I showed him something which he did not draw this. Saturday saw Jubilee salam, as Allah subhanho wa Taala was destroying you know,
and he went
and picked up some soil from where Devi Salaam had stepped when he was standing. And he kept it. When Moses left Assam he told the women when Israel smelt all the gold that they had taken from Egypt as somebody then
threw this dirt into the gold, and then made a calf out of it. The calf used to make some kind of sound when he when when it was
when it was,
you know, when the stick was done, the cow the calf made some kind of sound. And
the money's right then started to worship this calf.
Somebody drove them that Moosa is alive and forgotten where his God was, and that the real God was this calf, which was Ali Salaam, forgot. And this is because Musashi said I was away for 30 days, which unless you had to increase that to 40 days, but the one Israel did not know about this. So a summary told them that Moses forgot where his God was and told him to worship the calf. And they started doing that. Let's see how the how shatta misleads Jeddah misleads, and this is the, this is how idol worship
happens and happen and has happened in humanity throughout, which is that every NaVi which gave who came, they all preached only one thing, and they preach the truth. And that truth was one, that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah. This is the truth. That is the reality every night we preach that nothing else. But over time,
when the NaVi was no longer there, so he passed away.
People then started worshipping their graves, they worshipped the made images of those on via
and they worship those images, and so on, so forth. That's how this whole gamut of polytheism and an idol worship started. Throughout history of humanity, right? To this day, we see this happening, not with RBI, but with other good people who we designate them as earlier. Now think about this, I have no problem
accepting that insha Allah, these people are the earlier of Allah subhanaw taala. But the thing to understand and that's why I'm saying designa thing to understand is to say something definitely definitively about somebody, we need to have a very, we need to have evidence from the Koran or the sun. Now obviously, there cannot be evidence from the Koran or the Sunnah about the daraja about the
position with Allah of anyone after
the Quran mentions the ambia alebo, sir, and mentions them by name. So therefore, if somebody says who's Ali Salaam Who was he say he's and he's also love Allah.
How do you know because because I said, What about easily shall we say he's a bit of Allah?
How do you know because the Quran and so on and so forth? About the ambi la mussalam about the prophets. But if somebody
if somebody says, Well, what about you know, she has Gilani?
Right, the great.
Britain had this and the great scholars of Islam from Iraq. If you say somebody is calling
somebody, so if they say, Well, what about Chicago fathers Ilan. Well is what about evallo easy volley of Allah. We say inshallah, we hope this is the case. But somebody is
Gilani, he is the Wali. He is the Wali of the Olia right, he is this and that, and he is the best, the whole point is, we are not saying he's not any, we may be all of that and more and May Allah grant him the highest of status stations and the highest of status and the highest of macom Muhammad, but for somebody like me or you to make that statement, we do not have the very Allah did not tell us this. So it amounts to saying something about Allah, that we have no knowledge about.
That you speak about Allah, something that you do not know. And you might say, Well how is it to be Mandala because you're saying so and so is a Wali of Allah
so and so is a close and very favorite slave of Allah
is another one of the translation problems. People simply translate when he has Fred and he says these are the friends of Allah. Allah, Allah. Allah does not have friends. Allah has no associate associates whatsoever.
There is with friendship it implies a level of equity and equity.
level of equality is nobody equal to Allah subhanho wa
Taala does not have friends. The Olia of Allah are those people who Allah subhanho wa Taala loves.
Are there are the levels between them? Of course inshallah, there are levels between the obeah
Delica Russolo for the Nevada, Nevada Allah.
And Allah has given proceedings to some or some.
Similarly for the earlier of Allah, but specifically saying so and so is this person, a valley of Allah? Is he a valley of Allah Shia valley of Allah? We don't know. The reality is we don't know. So therefore if you are saying, well, you have Allah speaking about Allah
and to specify somebody by name, this is not from the so now this is not from the Sharia. So please, do not do that. By all means, respect. The good people respect the scholars respect the people who have dedicated their lives to the service of this deed, but do not speak and say things about them, which you have no value for and which Allah did not mention, right.
My armies make dua for them and say, may Allah count them among these Olia? May Allah count them among the best of the best now probably, we can make any goal but to definitely, definitively say something, either positive or negative, even even negative to say so and so is definitely in the help file. This is not from us. This is not for us to say, we do not have the authority to say anything of this guy.
So a lot of our data told us the story of this Sammy.
in Salta, Allah said and then Musa alayhis salam returned to his people in a state of anger and sorrow. And he said, Oh my people did not your Rob promise you a fair promise? Did then the promise to you see too long in coming? Or did you desire that the Wrath of Allah subhanaw taala should descend on you from Europe. So you broke your promise to me that is this believing in Allah and worshiping the calf. They said, We did not break the promise to you of our own will. But we were made to carry the weight of the ornaments of Iran. For those people, then we cast them into the fire. And that was what Sammy suggested.
Then you took out of the fire, for them a statue, an idol of a calf, we seem to call we seem too low. They said this is then he said, this is your relax. This is your God and the God of Musa alayhis salam. But Musa is Allah has forgotten his God. Did they not see that it could not return? To them a word of answer and that it had no power to either harm them or to do them good and harmony Scilab indeed had said to them beforehand Oh by people, you are being tried in this you're being tested in this very your rap is Allah Subhana Allah, the Most Beneficent?
So follow me and obey my order. They said we will not stop worshipping the scuffs so they disobeyed armory Salah, until Mossad is allowed returns to us.
Moser is set to Hara is that what stopped you when you saw them going astray? That you did not follow me? Have you then disobeyed by order? I was very angry, very angry with them. He really and he was on brother. He said How come you let this happen? Why didn't you stop them?
harmless and I'm saying oh my mother, do not sees me by my beard on my head. Imagine because I was so angry. He grabbed him by his beard and said, Maybe he's going to beat him Allah knows best. And he said Verily, I feared less usually less usual say you have caused a division among the children of Israel and you have not respected my word. So mazarin is I was in a
fixed because on the one hand, he knew the truth. And he was an avid
observer. And he knew the instruction that his brother had given him musala salaam that people should not follow anything other than Islam, which which they had.
But he saw these people doing that, he did try, you did try to tell them he did try to admonish them and warn them, but they refused. They refused to listen to him. And then he held back. He did not insist he did not fight with them, because he was afraid that they would become divided. So he would have a you know people
one pro Haro, Elisa Law Group and one anti rookie people get polarized, so he did not
persist in that
That's what made me
And then was
got hold of somebody and he said, What is the matter with you? Why did you do this? And somebody said, I saw something which they did not see. So I took a handful of dust from the footprint of the messenger of dubray, salaam, horse offprint
horse, and I threw it into the fire, which where we put the ornaments of Eros people.
And thus, he said, This is what my heart told me is my what my inner self suggested to me. So I did this. Now, this also shows us how sometimes people say, oh, but you know, this is, yeah, this is what Islam says. But you know, my heart tells me this.
My I listen to my heart, my heart tells me this. Remember, sisters, your heart is not a reliable communication instrument, unless it is trained, and unless it is clean, and unless the Ischia of your art has been done, and that is a very dangerous place to be where we were, if I saved myself and my heart is pure, I have done Tosca. And whatever I get in my art is inshallah only from Allah, this is a very dangerous statement to make. I would never, ever say that about myself. Right? And I strongly advise you never, ever imagine that your heart is so pure and so clean, that you cannot be led astray by shatter that would be the biggest, leading astray.
of any kind. There's nobody who can who can make that somebody making a claim, they're lying to themselves, really, and don't believe them. If they tell you that their heart is so pure, that whatever comes to their heart, they follow it.
Somebody was somebody who was new musala he was looking at and talking to one of the biggest Russell's of Allah Subhana Allah.
He saw debris in his lap, he saw what happened with Iran and so on and so forth. Yet shaitan managed to lead him astray. And what it is He said, Well, you know, this is what my heart told me. So what kind of what kind of thing is that? So please understand this. So musar is an absurd and goy And verily your punishment in his life will be that you will say, touch me not. Meaning is exiled from all of mankind. And verily, for a future torment you have a promise that will not fail. Lowell when you die Allah will put you in the hellfire. And look at your ILA the god to which you have been devoted, and we will burn it and scatter its particles and see is it go look at your, your God your
calf that you were worshiping. See if it can save you and he said we are going to destroy this calf. Your Illa is only Allah La Ilaha Illa Whoa, he has no one has the right we worship except him. And he has full knowledge of everything is Allah smart? Allah knows what is happening a lot mother knows what's going on.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala
people who are who insist on doing wrong. The first thing that Musa ism did when he saw the people worshipping the Golf is he he true the tablets, which was the Torah from his hand. Now mozarella knew that they were they are starting to work with the graph. Allah had mentioned this to a while I told him this. He didn't want to go and discover that yet. Knowing about hearing what something is different from seeing. Yeah, so that's when laser kamaru Carl Weiner, he said the the knowing is not the same as seeing. So he threw those literally fell from his arm in shock. And he said, You broke your promise to me. He said to his people reset to reset up. But Bernie is right. They blame to
somebody. Now, this is another issue, not accepting responsibility
for your actions, and then blaming somebody somebody has to say, oh, but you see he made me do this. Nobody can make you do something. This is what was in your heart. This was the court this was the corruption in your heart and it came from it came forward. They were feeling guilty about getting the gold of Iran when they left Egypt. They
took things that did not belong to them they took the gold and so on from the from the houses of films people and
but they're so they had you they were feeling guilty about that. But interesting thing is that they didn't feel guilty about worshipping the cup, which was being disloyal to Allah subhanaw taala directly. So this Dhaka here is
like inverted where they what they should have been fearful
About really, they were not fearful about it. And instead of that they were doing that
quite shamelessly in and where they were.
There was really no need for them to feel,
you know, for them to feel
This is something that they were feeling guilty about, instead of feeling guilty about worshipping other than Allah subhanaw taala lessons again, is what do we hold as important in life? Do we all seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanho data as important or do we hold all sorts of other things as important and we cast aside the issue of being true to Allah subhanaw taala
we will continue with the story inshallah, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to learn the lessons from the stories of the family was set up and to implement them in our lives. Also Nana Bukhari while he was I remember I