Lessons from the Anbiya #66
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Mavado. My dear brothers and sisters, we continue with the story of Musa alayhis salaam in Venezuela.
And as I keep reminding myself in you, Allah subhanho wa Taala told us these stories for our benefit, so that we may learn from them. And so that we may not make the same mistakes that the people have been he is right made with respect to Allah subhanho wa taala.
With respect to Allah subhanaw taala with respect to Allah subhana wa danas
B with respect to being obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala and thereby saving themselves from the consequences of disobedience. One thing which is so clear throughout the story of Bani Israel, is that all the difficulties that came upon them are very clearly the result of disobeying Allah subhanho wa taala.
So, if they had been obedient to Allah subhanaw taala they would have saved themselves a lot of unnecessary grief. But sadly,
they were not true to themselves not true to their own DNA and not true to their nubby who was one of the greatest of the prophets and messengers of Allah subhanaw taala Musa Callie Willa, Mousavi Sara, with whom Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke directly
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there was a rich man among them who was killed and they could not find the murder. And so they went to Saudi Salaam and asked him to solve the crime. They asked him to ask Allah subhanaw taala who
who had killed the man
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musasa to solve this crime. They are Musa Islam to ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. So Allah subhanaw taala told them to slaughter a cow and take a piece of that meat and
put it on the dead body of the man to throw it on the body of the man and Allah Musa is opposite the man will
get back life and he will say he will tell you who killed so they say well, you know you are you are joking with me. See, this is the whole issue
of people who have decided to be disobedient. Because their problem is every time
you tell them something, they will always come up with some excuse. So they will always have something that first of all you are you asked musasa to go ask ALLAH SubhanA wa
data now he comes back and you and he tells you this is what Allah is saying. And you tell him oh but you know you are joking. Now why will you be joking? Think about this what kind of completely you know silly kind of thing that is that you tell you tell the VLA salaam that you are joking, why would you be joking? Because the the whole issue is, you ask for something, you are getting it, but you are dissatisfied because there is there is no internal desire to obey.
So, this is some unfortunately, this is the reason. Again, as I mentioned to you before, we are not here discussing the bunnies rial for the sake of bunnies, right? We're not here discussing what the bunnies I did so that we can say, oh, there was something about people. The idea here is to look at ourselves and say, Are we doing some things like this in our life, and really believe me and my brothers, it says we don't have to hunt very high and low for that. You know perfectly well, I know perfectly well what we are doing in our own lives.
We are just like the one you said I
in that we when we ask for when you ask a question, and we want an answer. We really don't want an answer. We want an answer, which suits us. Right? We want an answer which suits us. Because if we were people who really wanted an answer, then if you got the answer you would be satisfied with us. But no, we are we want an answer which suits us it can't be an answer, which we don't like. Right? This is the day such a utterly ridiculous thing where we want to,
you know, make a rule for Allah subhanaw taala knows that Allah cannot change. And Allah has given us an answer that we want, Allah must make a religion that we want. Now let's monitor a major religion, which is beautiful, and which is hugely, hugely beneficial for us. And for everyone else. I mean, this is the beauty of Islam, that Islam is not just good for Muslims, Islam is good for everyone, including those who do not believe in Islam. Islam is good for even those who deny Allah subhanaw taala. And who,
but who live among Muslims, because the appeal of Islam, the justice of Islam, the compassion of Islam, does not leave them leave them out, even though they do not believe in Allah subhanaw taala it's like the, it's like the rays of the sun, the sun shines equally on whatever is there, on the face of the earth on that part of the Earth where it is shining, it doesn't leave anything out. And if something wants to be protected from the sun, or wants to avoid the rays of the sun, then that thing has to find a way of getting away from the rays of the sun. Now with the rays of the sun, this is possible, where you go you hide under something or you sit under a tree or sit in some shade. But
from the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala even those who don't want it with you get it. You know, the thing about think about the people who disobey Allah subhanaw taala but they wake up every morning they breathe well, they have their bodies work, they have a roof over their heads, they have shelter, they have food to eat, they have families, they have children, their spouses, they're happy in their families, they have wealth, right? They have power, they have influence. I mean, what is what is what do what do they not have
in terms of the material of this world? Allah subhanaw taala give them everything. That that's one of the one of the things to understand the value of Eman because Allah subhanaw taala did not give him and everybody else Allah gave this dunya delivered
in whatever measure but EMR, Allah subhanaw taala gave to some people and that is not a it's not an arbitrary distribution by laws or manual talents. So let me let me not sound here as if I'm saying that Allah subhanaw taala is discriminating in giving he might know Allah subhanaw taala presented Eman to everybody but whoever took it took it and whoever didn't take it Allah subhanaw taala did not force it on them whereas with regard to
to you know to other things these are in in some ways these are forced on people I mean hunger comes right we you get hungry if you don't eat you will die. So it's it's forced food is literally forced to you forced on your breathing you if you stop breathing, you die. So air is forced on you. And of course people who feel angry they may be they were there are some people who will stop but if they were in living in an Islamic system, which was functioning like an Islamic system, I don't mean the
today we have things of governments and we have countries which call themselves Islamic but they are far from Islamic if you look
they have they have none of the
the goodness of the features of Islam, and which is why Islam gets a bad rap Islam gets a bad name because people think, oh, Islam only means the cutting of hands. Because the unfortunate interpretation of Islamic law, we have taken only the criminal law. And we have left out everything else. Right? Yes, the punishments, the criminal punishments for crimes in Islam are very severe. But you can't just take the punishment by itself and look at it, you have to see what is it that leads to that punishment? What is the punishment seeking to do? Who is the punishment protecting? Who is the punishment punishing? All of these things have to be seen together holistically? If you really
want to understand the penal code in Islam or any or anything, I mean, you have to look at the thing holistically, and completely in order to be able to understand it properly. But if we just take one piece of it, then you know, you're going to be Miss Miss misled and misguided and that's that's what people do. They take just one piece of this. Oh, Islam means amputation, amputation. I mean, just go around in Muslim countries where this law is, is functioning and see how many 100 people you find. Right? So they maybe have been added for God or generations? How many 100 people have you seen in Saudi Arabia?
So it's just, you know, but the reason why this happens, is because unfortunately, you don't find anything else of Islamic law. Where is Islamic law with regard to inheritance of women, for example, where is it being implemented? Where is the Islamic law with regard to business being implemented, where Islamic law, which is civil law, for example, being implemented, they don't do all this unfortunate fact of life is that the rulers of these countries, they don't implement these things.
Because that will cramp their own lifestyle.
But criminal law, they are happy to implement because again, you know, in many of these countries, even that is not applied to the rulers, or to people with people of influence, they managed to get away. But it's the it's the petty thieves and so on, who get themselves into trouble.
So we need to keep this in mind and say that the law is just but the implementation of that law, the way that law is implemented and enforced, this can be unjust. And this can be done in ways in which people don't see the beauty of the law instead of that, they get you know, they,
they see only the negative aspect of it. So anyway, to come back to our story. Here with the money so I they asked Miss Allison, our question to ask Allah subhanaw taala about the murderer who was a was the person who killed his man. And when he said Islam came to them with an answer they don't want to accept, yes. So then they said, Call upon your rub for us, that He may make plain to us what it is. So he said, he says Somoza Samson.
Allah says, Verily, it is a cow, neither too old nor too young, but it is between these two conditions. So do what you are commanded. There is a call upon your rap for us to make plain to us it's color, what color should it be?
So Musa is an object to them. He says, Allah subhanaw taala says, It is a yellow cow bright in its color, pleasing to the beholders.
They said Call upon your rap for us to make it plain to us what it is very verily to us all cows are alike. And surely if Allah wills, we will be guided. Ki Musa al Islam says, Allah said, he says, it's a cow neither trained to till the soil, nor what are the fields sound having no other color except bright yellow.
They said, now you have brought the truth. So this water did, though they were near to not doing it. Now think about this, first of all, and then you know, the first series and so on, they've said that obviously, this is not not a common color or common kind of animal. And therefore there was the one that was only one in the whole. Among all the people there, there was only one such cow. And that man, literally he charged them an arm and a leg for the price of that animal. Now think about this.
And this is the reason why wrestlers told us Don't ask too many questions. Because the issue with questions is that the more questions you ask, you are going to get answers. And the more answers you get, the more you are going to find yourself in difficulty. Because the more granular you get with the answers, the more difficult it will be to fulfill all of those conditions. That will now become
clear to you, because you asked so many questions you asked Allah subhanaw taala something, Allah said, slaughter a cow, just find the first cow you can find, slaughter it, and, you know, put the meat on the on the man and the man would have spoken. But instead of that now we've asked so many questions, and you end up with this animal which is an absolute, you know, unique thing. And then you can find it and so on and so forth. Now there what Allah is saying here is, the reason is not they were reason is not because they were so keen on the exact thing, but because actually they were trying to get out of this. So first of all, they ask a question, and they say, how can we find out?
Let Allah tell us, and then when Allah Samantha says, we'll do it this way. And now there's Oh, so now there's been there is a cost attached to this, which means we have to bear money. So let us try to ask so many questions that we can get out of this. But you know, you are asking Allah subhanaw taala, Allah knows you, Allah knows your intentions. And Allah subhanaw taala knows why you are asking all these questions. So now you get yourself tied into knots, for no reason whatsoever.
There was no need to do any of this, but they brought it on themselves. Now the question to ask ourselves is, what do we do? You know, and I know that
fatwah shopping is a very common pastime for us, in our lives, right football shopping, you go to an island, you ask,
you ask a question, he gives you an answer, you don't like the answer. So what do you do? Now you go to another, and then you go to a third one, you go to foreclosure, you go to 10th? One, because you are looking for a particular answer.
You are not you don't want you actually are not looking for an answer to your question. You have already answered the question. And you are looking for somebody to confirm that answer for you. You want someone to actually sometimes therefore, when I when people come to me and asked me
a question, I tell them, you know, why don't you tell me what's in your mind? And I will just repeat it for you. You will be happy, I'll be happy. The answer won't be correct. But doesn't matter. You're not looking for a correct answer anyway. So go away. Don't waste my time. Seriously, ask yourself, if you really want the truth, then you have to first and foremost be prepared to accept the truth. You have to be prepared to accept the fact that the truth may not be what you want to hear.
If it is what you want to hear good for you. But more more than likely, the truth is going to be something that you don't like to hear. So if you want to put that as a precondition to say, no, no, no, hold on, tell me the truth in a way that I will like it.
And sorry, can't be done.
Right. And I'm not even talking about religious things. I'm say even people who come to me from for business advice. They come to me with a with already their mind is made up that they want to do something in a particular way. Now, they come to me, and they asked me, and of course there is a preamble, and they say oh, you know you are a great consultant, and you're consulting with this company and that company and whatnot.
So please tell me,
and when I tell them, then they argue with me. So my point is, look, you came to me I didn't I didn't invite you, you came to me because you thought I can do something for you. Right? So now I'm telling you something, take it or leave it don't waste my time. Don't argue with me. Clarification, no problem. If I told you something, you want some clarity in that no problem.
But arguing is a different thing is I'm not talking about clarification. No, no, but that can't be right.
This is like a man went to a wise man went to a sage and asked him how do you deal with fools?
You know, people are completely ridiculous, absolute fools. And they come and ask you totally stupid questions. I've seen that happening so many times. How do you deal with that?
So the said said, I tell them you're right.
So that's a no but that can be right. They said yes, you're right.
So really think about this. This asking too many questions. Before you ask all of those questions. Ask yourself internally what is my state because rebelliousness is expressed through questions. Right? asking too many questions correct. Creates actually more difficulties and narrows your choices.
in the case of bunnies, right, they now went to find this cow and they found that there was only one guy who had his cow he was an orphan. And the man said where this cow and gold and give me that give me that goal. That is the price of the car.
To their to do that. Right unnecessarily. They had to spend that money until Allah, masha Allah wanted to help the orphan who probably these people wouldn't have hurt anyway.
otherwise other than the So, is it with a cow in gold and given them
so very important for us to ask ourselves when we want to ask questions and especially with regard to the when you want to ask questions about the deed.
Ask yourself what is this question?
Is this question to get more clarity so I can obey Allah subhanaw taala better? Or is this question so that I can get out of obeying a loss? Am I looking for loopholes?
Because if that is the case that this question is indication of rebelliousness which is a disease of the heart that needs to be cured. The whole point of His love is to submit
joyfully submit not reluctantly, not submit with with you know
with with anger,
not submit not submit with resentment.
But to joyfully submit hamdulillah my rub thought of me might have ordered me to this among all the people,
the 7 billion people on the face of the earth Allah subhanaw taala is calling me for Salah HYAH Allah Salah.
So I will answer
I will go and I will pray
and that is what is required. That is what we want. That is what Allah subhanaw taala wants to have a port for a person to have a heart which joyfully submits to the orders of Allah subhanaw taala because that person knows that nobody loves me more than Allah Allah.
Allah loves me much more than my mother loves me or love me.
Allah loves me more than any number of mothers love their children.
And this is why I'm jealous Allah who was calling me to come to his house,
come to my house
Ask me whatever you want. I will give you whatever you want.
And I want to be resentful about that. I want to be reluctant about that
so Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the story. What is Cataldo Nelson? For Dara Tong v have Allah Who Moctezuma Kuntum Dr. Moon
for all gnabry Boo hoo wee baldy ha Casa olika your healer will Mota or UD qu Maya de la la quinta de Lune. Allah said And remember when you killed a man, and fell into dispute among yourselves as to the crime, but Allah brought forth that which you were hiding. So we said strike him strike the red man with a piece of it, meaning the piece of flesh of that cow. And that's Allah brings the dead to life.
And shows you His Ayat, his proofs, and his evidence so that you may understand
when they struck the dead cow with a piece of the flesh of the dead man with a piece of the flesh of the cow, he came back to life he stood up, and he said, my nephew will kill me for the inheritance and then he died again. Allah subhanaw taala showed his power to give life and death at will.
Allah subhanaw taala said that when your hearts were hardened more than stones
some of us have Kulu mimbar the relic of a year collegia or the Oh, eyeshadow, cassava. We're in Asia or the llama at the Voyager woman who and her were in minha Lama Yasha kako via horo lumen who will map for in min Lama year habito min Kosha Tila when Allah we have our feeling I'm Dharma loon. And let's round that, I said, then after that your hearts were hardened and became as like stones are even worse than hardness. And indeed there are stones out of which rivers gush forth and indeed there are of them that have stones, which split asunder, so that when water flows from them, and indeed, there are four of them, stones which fall down on the earth for fear of Allah and Allah is
not unaware of what you do.
This hardness of the heart is a is a very lethal disease.
of the heart. And unlike any normal, you know cardiac ailment or disease, this is not something which will end with our death. This is something that carries on into our akhira. And may Allah protect us from ourselves and protect us from these things it will create for us
real difficulties in the
tears are a sign of the softness of the heart, tears shed for the fear and the love and the love hope of Allah subhanaw taala
Rebellious Ness on the other hand, leads to the sealing of the doors of the door looky there get shut and sealed. Because people are rebellious.
People do not want to accept Allah subhanaw taala jealous. Imagine what how terrible that thing is, you know, if, if you have any anyone working for you an employer or something you expect a level, not just obedience to expect a level of respect to a spirit level of, of deference. Yeah, in America here, people call you by name, right? Just by name.
So even if it's a person working for you, we will call you, whatever your name is.
He won't even say most of them don't even say Sir, this is the culture of this place. But for where we come,
Our culture is very different. So we have people don't call you by name, they call you. They call you sir, or they call you by some title.
And if they are related to you, then they will call you uncle or something.
So you expect this deference, you expect this, you know, respectful attitude. And this is our Islamic way that we treat is treat our elders and treat teachers and so on. With respect, you don't call your teacher just by name, right?
You call the teacher by name or use or you say chef so and so or Molana or Hazara or something, you don't just call the person by name. It would be highly disrespectful. And very important and very, an indication of your complete lack of manners and lack of upbringing, if you just call your teacher by name.
So with respect to so with respect Allah, Samantha and the teacher, the teacher taught you something right didn't didn't make you the teachers, not your father or mother, the father mother again, in this culture, people call them my name. But in our culture, we don't we call them you call them Baba, Father, you know, daddy, whatever, right? And so also with your mother.
Now, my point is that nobody in the world has created you. No one in the world actually feeds you, even the people who feed you are feeding what Allah created for you, for you to eat. And despite all that, even though what the way we benefit anyone who works for us or anyone who or when you are children and so on, even though it is minimal with respect to our compared to what Allah has given us, we expect obedience we expect deference, we expect respect. But we are not Samantha we act as if you know we are now we are superior,
right rebelliousness, completely, not willing to do what Elizabeth told us to do.
Taking the column of Allah subhanaw taala, interpreting it in our own ways. And you say, well, this doesn't make sense to me, in my opinion. Make these words haram on yourself, in my opinion, never, ever say that with respect to the column of Allah Subhana Allah,
you and your opinion have absolutely zero value in Islam, zero value.
So never ever say that in my opinion,
rebellion, rebelliousness, therefore, Allah subhanaw taala has infinite patience, but even the patient that Allah subhanaw taala after some time Alassane Ouattara shut shuts the doors of Eli. What Allah is saying really is okay, this is what you want, okay?
I'm trying to stop you from destroying yourself. I'm trying to stop you from harming yourself. I'm trying to stop you from doing something which we're going to put you in serious problems. But you do not want to accept that.
You don't want to accept that. You want to continue with your
with your bullheadedness
Okay, go ahead. Do it.
Now what is it to a loss man that
makes no difference.
Whether you suffer you don't suffer makes no difference to others.
was one of
my brothers sisters tell me what sense does this make? Why do we refuse to accept?
The fact that Allah subhanaw taala did
that he gave us this that he, you know that he everything we know
we owe to him jealous. And
that whatever He tells us is for our benefit. Why on earth? Do we refuse to accept this?
Think about it, why why would we do it?
What benefit do we get from not accepting this?
Seriously, I think that we end this today here. May Allah subhanaw taala guide us to do that which is pleasing to Him. I want to I want to leave you with this thought
and ask you to ask yourself this question. What is my attitude towards Allah subhana hota. The purpose of this whole story of when is right, as I told you is not we're not criticizing that we're looking at ourselves.
And we are saying what is my attitude towards the last marriage?
I want to leave this with you I want to reflect on my for myself, and I want you to reflect on it and say, What is my attitude towards Allah? Is it an attitude of joyful submission? of humility?
Do I vote on this matter as one in need?
Or do I go to law smarter as
you know, you are incidental, I don't care. I don't need you.
I will not obey I will do what I what I think is right.
seriously, think about this because it is a very serious matter.
Ask Us to guide us and save us from ourselves from shaitan tomorrow laughs Are some of the holiday we couldn't while he was
salam ala Rasulillah you want to cut