Lessons from the Anbiya
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Bismillah Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salatu salam ala
Muhammad Rasul Allah is another highly he while he was seldom doesn't even a theorem kathira my brothers sisters, we are on the story of
Musa al Salaam. And as I mentioned to you, this is one of the most important stories of the Quran. And the evidence of that the proof of that is Allah mentioned it so often in his column, the story of Musa Islam is in 28, out of the 30
survivors of the Quran 28 out of the 30 pages of the Quran. And it's a very, very important story. The reason why it's important is because it is because of two reasons. One is that Bani Israel were the kind of oma, they were the selected people, they were the Muslims of their time, and then that Omid is the one just before us. So what happened to them has a lot of relevance to what we are going to.
Secondly, if you look at the what the when Israel suffered and what they had to deal with, you will find that there is a great deal of similarity between their challenges and our challenges. For example, one of their main challenges was the issue of Iran, the issue of the Pharaoh of Egypt,
what they had to undergo the
level of oppression that cannot even quite literally cannot even be imagined. I mean, the sense of the cave, you know the words. But, for example, last rantala told us that allowed us to
slaughter their male children and leave the females beneath the girls. And that's not because he was
here anything in favor of women, but because he did not see them as a threat. And it's the ultimate sign of slavery that you leave the women you kill them. And so and the reason why he was killing the man was because he was trying to find Musa alayhis salam. This is the the hadith of Allah subhanaw taala.
The Magicians and the the astrologers in the judiciary and the moonies of the of around, they told him that a child, a male child will be born among the bunnies,
who will be a threat to your throne? And who will overturn your throne and who will,
your dynasty will come to an end
at the hands of that male child. And think about decency, the level of arrogance of power, raw power,
and see the terrible situation of the money's right, that difference or Well, this is not a difficult thing to do. Just make sure that no male child survives on their knees, right? And what was the way that we were just blessed? They had they had a complete network of spies. And this also shows us that when a people are enslaved, their minds yet enslaved, who are the spies among the one is right, to preserve themselves. right the the, the Egyptian Coptic people are not the Coptic company, the Christian, I mean, the Egyptian
racially Egyptian people were different people they look they look different from the Bani Israel, which are our Semitic people, like the Arabs or Semitic people. So the the issue is that one of them, like the money side would stand up like a sore thumb. So who were the who are the spies? Those people themselves? What are they spying on? What were they the what was what was the information that they were giving to the to the people of Iran, about their own children, a child is born in their home, in their house in their home, and they used to carry the information to the authorities with around and the result of that was that
the truth would come
they would snatch the child out of the arms of the mother, they would kill the child slaughter the child and give it back to the mother of
all male children. Now, imagine if what would happen? I am sure this also happened to them, which is that imagine there is this person who is a mock bear who is a spy of Iran and a child a male child is born in his own house. Now what happens? Right, obviously, he may not tell people but then there are many people like him who are getting these deals.
So this his his his buying backfires in his face. I'm sure this must have happened where this was going on for a long time. Even then that didn't stop. So if you don't have to do this, so one of the challenges that the Bani Israel faced was dealing with a ruler who was completely evil and who
who was slaughtering their children, and so completely and terribly oppressive? Number one, number two, number two was they were dealing with a ruler who declared himself to be God. Now, it's not just a matter of, you know, semantics, matter of saying the ruler, when he says God, what does it mean? It means that He then said that whatever he said, is law, and that his laws are those which will work and everything else has to be discarded for people like Ben Israel, who are following the religion of Ibrahim Ali Salam.
And you know, you have already set up and Yusuf Ali salam, and so on who all predated Musashi Salaam, this was another very so there was a
physical challenge, a life threat. And then there was also a spiritual challenge in terms of their religion, which was also which was actually more more threatening, because that that involved the accident, then there was the challenge the issue of society. And the example of somebody who went very far astray. Among the monies, I was the example of qarun which is the your of money and wealth at any cost. So here was this man qarun,
who was a man of any size, and he was extremely wealthy. Now, how would a person from a slave population become that wealthy? You can imagine, oh, no, one knows best? What kind of activities or what kind of stuff the cartoon was dealing in? And how did he make so much money? Now laws around that he says his
treasure houses, the the bunch of keys for those treasure houses could not even be carried by one person, they were so heavy, that they had to be they needed a group of strong people just to carry the keys to the, to the treasures, and the treasure houses treasuries of car own. So this was a This was another challenge, which is that and the Quran says there are people who when Harun used to, you know, come out, officially promenade, then he would, you know, he would have he would display his wealth and so on and so forth. And there were people who said I would we wish we were like our own right. So the so this cartoon and his wealth and his power, imagine again, somebody with that kind
of wealth in a society where he belonged to the subjugated population, he belong to the enslaved population. The society itself was obviously ruled by other people, in this case the Egyptians for someone to display that kind of wealth and so on and so forth man that he was very good with the rulers otherwise he would not be able to do that. Right. So it's a it's a very complex thing of what wealth the what the single minded pursuit of wealth does to you, it completely destroys your morals and ethics and values. And because you're you're focused on only one thing, which is making money I don't get how I make money. I just need to make money. What happens and what I do and what I don't
do. Nothing dictates to me. No morals, no ethics, no values. No.
The only thing that dictates to me is that I need to make money. This was the other challenge. I've as I've explained these two things to you, I'm sure it rings, many bells in your mind. Because if you look at our society today, now we have the same kind of handle that we don't have, except for perhaps our brothers and sisters. We don't know what's happening to them. The Uighur Muslim brothers and sisters in China. May Allah subhanaw taala destroy all oppressors and Allah subhanaw taala relieve all those who are being oppressed from oppression wherever they might be. So if you look at them, or if you look at the Rohingya as
the Rohingya Muslims, and what the people of the rulers of Myanmar have done a lot doing with them. So, there are examples like this, but I'm saying that, generally speaking, if you look at the whole Muslim population, we don't have that kind of oppression that the Bani Israel had with Iran, right, people are not slaughtering our children and, and so forth. But
suffering from oppressive rulers different levels of oppression, suffering from that, how do you deal with that? What do you how do you behave in that situation? challenges to our faith challenges to our faith challenges to our way of worship challenges to who we worship, we are the people who worship Allah subhanho della della della who alone, we worship our Creator. We do not worship what we created.
We worship our Creator
We don't worship gods and goddesses that we created out of our imagination. We don't worship ideologies that we created out of our imagination, we worship the one created us. And this is a problem for people, for for other people, why do you worship they want people are not even willing to leave you alone, they want to make you change, who you worship, of course, you will not change that, I will not say that. But the point is, that that is another challenge, which is a challenge to our
to our spiritual reality and our spiritual, spiritual values. And along with and with worship, of course, comes the rest of it, which is for example, what do you eat? What do you not eat?
The different forms of the of the worship, whether it is Allah or hydro, something, it's a challenge of how do you dress? How do you talk? What's your appearance like everything is if people are oppressing, then there is no limit to their oppression. So, this is the second challenge. The third one, which perhaps is the is more
dangerous and more important, is the challenge of wealth is the law of wealth at any cost.
So, we are Muslims engaged in all kinds of haram activities, we are Muslims who have said saying you know 711 shops and and
those kinds of stops, where they are gas stations, I know some of the businesses in which Muslims are involved, where they knowingly sell haram things.
Muslims who are engaged in interest based banking in one way or the other, borrowing money lending money, and they are the response given when you when you tell them Look, why are you doing this? Allah Subhana Allah declared war on the one who deals in interest based banking in any shape or form? Do you want to be among those who are who will be counted as those who accepted a declaration of war from Allah? Meaning that you will be listed in the in the in the list of the enemies of Allah? Do you want that? obvious answer is no, I don't want that. But the response given to you is well, can we what is the alternative?
Tell me what is the alternative? So let me explain to you on a side note, it's very important thing I want you to pay some attention to this.
The issue is not the alternative. In terms of the object or form or or thing or action, you must look at the add the action form
in its completeness, which is what does it result in? And then when you are asking for an alternative, you're going to ask for an alternative to that result. For example, if there is somebody who's smoking right smoking cigarettes to any follow up to avoid all leads to the same thing, which is cancer, one of the you know, lesser evils, it leads to many more but the point is here is cancer. So you got somebody who's smoking so now you will tell them look, please stop smoking. He says Sure, I will give me the alternative. alternative to what
alternative to the secret or alternative to cancer alternative to dying, a horrible, extremely painful death of suffering.
which alters what I'm talking about.
Think about like this right? alternate route secret
because if I give you an order I don't smoke a cigarette smoke a pipe door smoker buyers will golka you know shisha Don't do that to tobacco, vodka, right? These are alternative to cigarettes because he's still giving you the same nicotine kick
butt but they all lead to the same cancer. So, is it really an alternative?
An alternative will be something that will give you freedom from that cancer.
So think about exit if somebody says a while Okay, I will not do interest based banking give me an alternative Hold on.
Hold on a second, we are not looking at another alternate way of banking which leads to the same place we are looking at a completely different way of dealing with finance which will save me from being called an enemy of Allah by the Malacca by the angels when I meet a lot
that is the alternative
what is the alternative alternative to selling lottery tickets and beer and you know, pork products and
pornographic literature in my 711 shop or or in my so called convenience store, making it convenient to get to Jannah.
What is the alternative? No, the alternative is what can save you from that,
from the consequences of that. So alternatives must be thought of in terms of consequences.
So, this was the issue thrown because the the issue with the people or there was the lure of wealth, which qarun fell into and qarun became the, the iconic example of that,
which is he accepted whatever the system was, and he excelled in that system, he did very well for himself.
He did very well for himself.
But was that wasn't the best thing for him. Because the Quran told us what happened to him.
So, these are the challenges that and the reason why I loved him I know data. And there may be more but the reason why Allah subhanaw taala
explained the story of Musa alayhis salam in such detail is because these are the challenges that we today as Muslims are facing, there is a threat to our
our way of life, we are worship our way our culture and so on. There is a threat to our goals and aspirations which is to the result of Allah and gender.
That is the real goal. goals and aspirations is not to become
an airline pilot or a rocket scientist, no, all of these are very good things. I mean, people don't know me well enough to know that I am not anti science I'm I'm very much in favor of science. But my point is that the science was lead to recognition of the Creator. individuality similar to a lot of the Bhakti leveleleven Ahadi the IRT
Allah subhanaw taala pointers to that as a logo, do research, see how I created the world? How do you do that? Through science.
But what must lead to it must lead to understanding and knowing
and seeing the signs of the Creator, if that is not happening, and if science is making me an atheist, if science is taking me away from Allah subhana wa Tada, then this is an object and this is not the this is not what Allah Allah mentioned in the Quran.
If Islam was afraid of science, then these I hadn't there are many such I will not be there the
the what I would have to do is keep all this just obey and have faith blind faith. No, the Quran says, reflect and think, don't they think? Don't they reflect? Don't they see, constantly Allah is asking these questions.
blindness is not just not not seeing blindness is not understanding. And as well as that I'm an observer, what I can
say is not that their eyes don't see. It is that their hearts toward See,
what is the seeing of the heart, the seeing of the heart is understanding the seeing of the heart is accepting the truth.
So I was saying that despite the fact that they see the signs of the Creator,
yet, their hearts do not accept the theater.
One of the people who I really appreciate I really love his narrative is David Attenborough,
whose knowledge of the natural world and
depth to which and as that he has been, he's had an opportunity to see it, the kinds of opportunities to go to places and see things that he is add is probably unprecedented, because of you know, who he is and his narrative style and so on and so forth.
He's been doing these shows about the natural world, now on BBC,
and the blue planet and, and so on, so forth. So many of these absolutely fabulous, beautifully brought out fantastic shows about the creation of Allah subhanaw taala.
Yet, the man does not believe in Allah.
He does not believe in not atheist. I mean, they asked him there's a video of David Attenborough being God me, gosh, do you believe in God? And he said, Yeah, well, there is something.
what something Why is your mind closed?
To the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Why is the wine close to the fact that the Creator Himself spoke and told us who created that which we are wonderstruck about.
See these augers behind me
see the in the incredible beauty of the detail of the flowers.
And if you say that, you know, this is this is to attract
The wide variety
if one design works, that design works.
Why do I need another design?
I mean, I don't want to go into this because there are a million questions, which even if they're asked to the most simple minded, the most dumb person will open the eyes.
Short about the eyes, it's about the heart. It's about what we call an organism, which is insistence on wrong.
stubbornness. unwillingness to see the truth when it is in your face.
Now, that's another challenge that the bunnies faced.
And if you look at the behavior of the one is that and we will go into that.
After some time after we finish with Verizon.
What was the first thing that they did when Mussolini's ram left them
to go into ethika F for 40 days? They created a
an ad, they created a calf,
a golden calf and they worshiped.
Never think about this. I had a very good friend who was a rabbi and asked him this question. I said, you know, tell me how, what how Watson does it make I mean, here was a bunch of people who had seen the horror of the philosophy that these were people who are actually personally witnessed what happened when they crossed the sea, and they were given freedom from fear own and fear on was destroyed by loss rando data, right then we lived with them. And tuna to me, was I mean,
there were two of us there.
they had witnessed
the operation of somebody who they thought was completely invincible,
so invincible that they and they themselves never rebelled against him. There was no revolution of the Bani Israel, Bani Israel when they were living in Egypt, it Moosa is alive and if Allah wa Taala and not send Musa Islam, they would be, you know, maybe deluded. Till today, they would have been living their slaves.
There was no initiative from themselves to free themselves.
So they saw that
and yet they worshipped the graph.
Now, what is what is more blind than that?
It's not about the eyes, it's about the heart.
Now, here we were. So we are saying here, that these are the challenges and that's the reason why Allah subhanaw taala showed us and told us the story of ferroan and musala salaam in the context of the bunnies, right, so that we open our eyes and we wake up to the fact that these are not only the challenges of bunnies, right? The reason we are being told about that about these things is because these are our challenges.
And the Quran is showing us ways of dealing with these challenges.
Hear we had this issue here of what must be done. And as I mentioned in the last class,
I lost around $1
in social causes a loss rather than I said, we will strengthen your arm through your brother, and give you both power, so they shall not be able to harm you. And we will give you power with our ayat, our evidence and proofs and lessons revelations you do as well as those who follow you will be the victors. So that is where the Tao begins, which is this your cane, that power and success comes from Allah subhanaw taala, not from anybody else. And that depends on doing what Allah told you to do. Who is
this promise being made to is being made to the enemy
is being made to the NaVi where Allah said that we will strengthen you through your brother and give you both power. So and they will not be able to harm you mozarella da, and he said, Oh, you're my brother, he won't give him
give him to me as a
as a strength. So Allah subhanaw taala accepted his door. And this is what Allah said.
So the first lesson we learn here is that strength comes from Allah. Victory comes from Allah. power comes from Allah.
And it comes to those who obey Allah.
The guarantee of protection from the oppressor.
an oppressor who was apparently all powerful
and oppressor against whom there was no defense.
Generations of money Israel had not been able to defend themselves or to rebel against or to challenge the operation of Rome.
Despite that, Allah is saying, don't worry about that he will not be able to have you. And Allah said this power power will be given to you and your brother and it will be given to all those who follow you. As long as they follow you and they will be victors.
And then Allah subhanho
Hava Illa Allah in hota Pecola who co bulan li Nan, cola lane and La Allahu yet Kuru Oh yeah, Sha. Allah doesn't go both of you to around. Verily, he has transgressed all bounds and he's a tyrant,
and speak to him mildly, speak to him softly. Perhaps he may accept admonition or have a shield of Allah of fear the anger of Allah.
Again, lesson for us, Allah subhanaw taala knows that the pharaoh that around that the pharaoh is not going to accept most I listen. Whether Busan is another extreme is offered to you or not, or harshly or what makes no difference. He is not going to accept yet. Moser is what I was being told is ghost victims of.
Don't be out with him.
Maybe he will accept Allah knows what does he need to sell Allah?
Allah Subhana Allah is training musasa
in the art of
how to get them
to speak softly irrespective of the the opposite party.
What do you have to say said nicely said softly said mildly. Don't be harsh. Don't yell, don't scream, don't curse.
When the heart Even in a case where you know that you will, you will never do it, you will never win the heart. But try.
It's, it's like it's like it's like working against resistance. You know, they say in some exercises, put your hand against the wall and push. Now obviously, you know the you know what I want you to push the wall is still going to be there, the wall is not going to fall down.
But why pushing?
So apparently, if you look at somebody who's doing that exercise was pushing against the wall, you would say this few times is completely crazy. And why? Because the his purpose is not to push the wall. His purpose is to strengthen his own muscles.
Pushing the wall is an excuse.
How do you strengthen your muscles by pushing against something which cannot be pushed?
Now, think about difficulty in this context. Think about challenges in this context.
We tend to get an takes us away. Right? We tend to lose hope we tend to despair and we tend to veer Oh my God, why is this happening?
This is so difficult. I have no chance of winning against this. It's not about you and winning. It's about strengthening you.
And the only way you will get strengthened is if you push against a wall which stays in place. It doesn't go anywhere. We does not get pushed back. Because if you push against something which falls out
where's the strength building for you know, there's no second building.
So when is the wall? Allah knows
that Rosa is alarmed out of Iran is going to fail.
musala is alarmed our around is not going to work. Iran will not accept Islam Iran will not come to will not fear Allah subhana wa danas anger
yet almost spectrums of because the training here is from
the training here is for Musa alayhis salam and how to get there.
And of course Alice Randall also knows who Sally is. Obviously better than most Iris knows himself. And Moser is around by nature was a very passionate person.
I mean, you remember the yushan guy who got killed How did he get killed? Because it was very hard.
Why did he Why didn't he speak to him gently and softly because no, this was before pre training.
So before and what
his eternal nature was, here's he saw somebody who's good never
would never keep quiet against what he saw as injustice. If you read
the incidence, again, all related to Busan.
And where he was with Clozaril
all the three times who said he asked
him questions despite their understanding and their agreement that he would not ask him anything all the three times and musala asked him questions was because of what
was because of the fact that Musa Salah saw the action of federalism as being unjust
so why did you make a hole in the boat? Why did you kill that child?
We build this wall it is our right to ask for a compensation and you are not saying anything.
So it was not said I was not somebody who would keep quiet in the face of injustice when he went to Madden
what was happening at the watering hole at the at the well well these two girls were being you know, sidelined and they were being blocked
by the men by the sheep by the male shepherds and they were not allowed to to water their flock.
I mean, you are a stranger in a strange country something's happening what is happening
So he went he stood up there and he you know, like gave him the drug. He gave him this persona Allah gave him this
this this magnetism of personality and here's the big man he was he was he though he was a warrior I knew I was a prince so I everything gods are you know the demeanor the
so he gave he went there and he
moved the other shepherds aside and they all they all await him.
And then he
allowed the girls the daughters of Chevrolet Sarah
to water their flock so this was musasa nature his nature was to
was was to he didn't mince words he is a very direct and he would be you know he was i'm not i'm not i don't mean that is a critical comment about me but he was hard
so I was gonna say no, no leave all that aside. You have to be soft
you have to resolve yes passionately want to say something said but not in that way.
Here is somebody who is going wrong
you may want to deal with him in a certain way but don't
hold yourself back
becomes soft training for musasa think about this in the context of the difficulty that we face in life and you might say Oh, but you know this is an impossible situation Why am I being given that think about pushing the wall to build your muscles
you are being given that because the intention there is your muscles it's not to push the wall down nobody wants the wall to call it the wall but there is a question of you're building the muscles.
And one day if you do that exercise enough and you build your muscles enough you will be able to free the people from around
you will build your muscles enough to push the water
but that will happen only with working against resistance. This is the lesson that mussalam is being
taught. So there are muscles that went around you the neurons action now this is a if you look at this series of things that people do this is what happens in the case of dour in many cases it first begins with blaming
so what we don't do we don't blame those look at you when you know you you you were you were brought up in the palace
I brought you up as as a prince
meaning we paid for your weed insistence on now you are standing against us. Now you're telling me every the money's right and whatnot.
You did all this and you kill the person.
Now it doesn't matter what the person was doing. You kill the person because for a Egyptian guy to oppress one of the bunnies right? But this was right. This was his right he could not be wrong when he's doing that.
Usually understood that. But you kill the man.
So he making is trying to psychologically
dominate him through guilt.
So musallam see this Allah is teaching us what do you do with it? Number one, if you made a mistake, accept it. Don't justify the mistake. Don't know what it is and that no
killing a man no matter what
was even though it was an accident
no matter what the man was doing, just killing somebody murdering somebody not on cannot be done Hara
same rules are the same rules today for everybody just killing somebody just because you can do it. No.
You cannot. You just can't kill somebody, oh, he was doing wrong. Yeah, if he's doing wrong, then you should take him to a court of law.
Due process of justice should be followed, he is doing wrong. So you go and take, you know, you become the
the judge and jury and executioner. No,
you can't do that.
There is a due process in law that due process nor should have been followed. You didn't do that you and did it the right way. So musala is first and foremost. If you were a mistake, accept the mistake was that I said, I'm sorry? Yes. I killed the person. I said, this is with me. I didn't go to kill the person. It was not a deliberate murder, I will not premeditated.
It happened. It was an accident. I hit the guidance, realize, you know how hard I hit him and so on so forth. So this is something which he's not denying that he said he didn't say, I didn't do it. No, I did it. But I did not do it deliberately. It was not something I premeditated. I didn't know the guy existed. I saw something wrong happening. So I went there. And unfortunately, this person died.
And he says, when I was ignorant, I was ignorant at that time, I didn't have this
this wisdom which Allah than gave me, I did not recognize, you know the truth from falsehood at that point in time.
And then was that is that I am is dealing with?
One of the
the counter-accusation if you don't say you kill the person, even though our axon is on you said, I'm saying your axon is really a sign of the fact that you are an oppressor. Because if you had not been oppressing the bodies, right, if you are not put us in a situation where our lives were threatened, that I would have been raised by my parents. Why would I even come to your plant into your palace?
Right? You raised me not because you wanted to raise me You raised me because Allah subhanaw taala wanted to save me and that was the only way
because if I was if I continue to be my parents, you would have killed me.
So the fact that I grew up in the in your palace is a sign of your operation. So there is no accident on me.
It is because you enslaved the people of
Albany's right Matilda and Yamato
Tama No, ha, Elijah and I but the money is right. He said this and this is the past favor with you with which you reproach me that you enslaved the children of money side. And this is something that I
close with this in the sense of so we know
you know, we we we stay with this for a while. And then we'll go to the famous conversation between musala Salomon around thereafter in our next class. So here we are saying here that
the story the important story busara salaam is for the lessons we learn. So let us when we read the surah Soto, surah, Taha and so on wherever mozarella will be mentioned, as I told is mentioned, all the Quran is to constantly do this exercise, and take his story, take bits and pieces from his story and reflect them back into our lives and say, Well, how does this apply to me today in my context, or as a Muslim, wherever I might be living, because this story applies. And that is the reason why Allah subhanaw taala told us the story in such detail.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to enable us to learn from his column, to have the courage and the fortitude, and the server to implement it in our lives. And always, always, as I mentioned earlier, is to think in terms of alternatives to whatever Saturn tells us and that alternative must be thought of in its completeness, not just the thing by itself, but what it leads to. A real alternative is something which will save us from the consequences of whatever we are doing today.
ask Allah Subhana data to be pleased with you, and never to be displeased ask us for our data to keep you in to keep you safe from all evil, and to take you in a state where you are safe.
From the biggest of problems, and that is the anger of Allah subhanaw taala ask Allah to take you keep you in a state where he is pleased with you and take you in a state where you have gained his regard in sha Allah. Was Allah Allah Allah Allah. Allah Allah He was a member of the government I mean, was alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato