Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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hola rahim al hamdu lillahi rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah bay with mousseline muhammad rasul allah is allah allah highly highly he was happy to celebrate this live on cathedra from abbado my dear brothers and sisters
before i go into the actual class of reflect on the koran i want to share with you this morning one of my very dear friend sent me
a podcast about a podcast from or a
recording of jane goodall the very famous naturalist and zoologist who did some amazing pioneering work
on the life of chimpanzees
and she lived literally four years in the forests in tanzania and
she's written several books made films and discovered some amazing things about the lives of chimpanzees some of which is was very
astonishing and extremely surprising and served to also
clarify many of the assumptions that we make about animals in the lives of the animals now
the aster machine is now at 86 or 88 or something like this
so they asked her
do you believe in god
she said i don't know who that is
but when i go out there in the bush i know that there is a force which is greater and which
exists and which is there and that is enough for me
i remember also david attenborough
who of course the whole world knows
and his amazing series he's done i don't know he's now 95 or something like that
but he has done i don't even know how many you know hundreds of 1000s of wildlife nature films but one of his most famous series is the was done for the bbc
and it's called planet earth
and it has a different it's called the blue planet also on planet earth and
so it's a whole series of very very very beautifully done
photos all kudos to the people who did the filming but of course what really adds value is david attenborough's commentary which is extremely interesting very well done and he's an absolute master at it we've been doing it long enough
they asked you the same question about god do you believe in god
and he gives the same answer
not about him but effectively the same as saying that i don't know who that is but i know that there is something out there
now i got my point is that
if we went to
one of our
one of our scholars one of the muslim scholars
and ask them and you will go to probably i mean i in this particular case i hope i'm terribly wrong but i don't think i am you would go to the highest of them you will go to the most knowledgeable of them about the quran and about the sunnah and about the
hadees of wrestlers and sell them and so on and if you were to ask them i'm not even talking about deep questions if you want to ask them a simple question like how do small birds survive in severe weather where i live here now in northeast of america
temperatures go down to i mean this winter we had one night where the temperature was minus 17 celsius
we've had minus 10 minus eight four days together many many days where
we've had snow and this year was not particularly severe thanks to global warming we just had about two or three heavy snow balls and once one or two storms and one heavy snowfall
But that was enough to completely cover every single thing in white in a blanket of white.
So there is several inches of width taken in, in once strongly with 18 inches of snow, one and a half feet of snow. Now, what do those birds eat? We're talking about little birds this big. The black capped chickadee, for example is smaller than a sparrow. And of course they also have sparrows here. And then they have
not hatches and you know, white breasted nut hatches and, and all kinds of as well as all kinds of small birds. Take a sparrow house Sparrow as your,
as your standard or take a Finch, any kind of Finch as your standard. That is the size we are looking at maybe a little bit smaller.
How do they survive in this kind of weather? So if you went and asked one of our scholars this question,
would he be able to give you a scientifically valid answer? He probably said tell you that oh, this is the hotel of Allah Allah Allah subhanaw taala protects them? Of course he does nobody denying that. I'm saying How is it done?
How does Allah protect them? What is the method that Allah subhanaw taala uses
to protect those birds?
What is it in the words What is it in the surroundings, that is designed to ensure that these birds don't just freeze and turn into little ice balls and fall down dead?
And obviously, that doesn't happen, because if that happened, then there would be no birds in one winter and there would be no bird alive in this place.
But the birds are there.
And where for example, I put out
every morning at the with a with a minus 70 in temperature in the night in the morning the feeder is alive with birds.
So if you asked one of our scholars this question, which has to do with science, which has ruled biology which has to do with the environment?
What do you get a scientifically valid answer? Or what do you get the equivalent of what?
David Attenborough or Jane Goodall said, with respect to Allah subhanaw taala.
I think about is the reason why this hap is happening and has been happening now for centuries.
The reason why people who are so close to nature, we're so close to science or seeing the creation of Allah subhanaw taala. So in such detail,
yet they are blind, to the signs in the science, the signs of Allah subhanaw taala in the science and and simultaneously uncivil in a similar manner.
People our scholars who are so knowledgeable about Allah subhanho data
are so blind to His signs in the creation.
Now this is the whole issue of reflecting on the Koran. That's why I said let me talk to you about this today.
Why you might say well, why should one be knowledgeable about the signs of Allah subhanaw taala in the creation
because Allah subhanho wa Taala call that the ability to recognize His signs in the creation,
the ability to see the sign and to recognize it as his sign in the creation. Allah subhanaw taala called it the sign of intelligence.
Allah last round that I said I will be leaving a shot on a regime in NaVi hockey some RT one out of the box de la ville de la till the
last marathon I said that verily I'm truly
in the creation of the heavens and the earth. And the alternation of night and day there are signs
for people of intelligence and understanding.
And then Allah subhanaw taala described
who the audience
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who are the people of intelligence and understanding Allah said they are the people who remember Allah subhanho wa Taala jell o jell o recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala Delgado standing, sitting and lying down which refers to all the aspects of
while our lives wherever we might be whatever whatever we might be doing however we might be doing it it can be classified and collected
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and then allah subhanho wa taala said something very beautiful which is he said why yet africa una de haan to some avati did not say oh yet africa allah said waiata for Coronavirus amato and they think deeply and reflect on and research and inquire and man experiment and and investigate
in what in the creation
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combined joined intrinsic to each other
of people understanding and intelligence one that they know allah to that they know his creation
they know allah and the research in the creation and because they know allah subhanho wa taala when they look at the creation they see the marvels of it they see the beauty of it they see the simplicity of it they see the subtlety of it they see the connections of one to the other in it
so what happens to them this year a ba ba ba ba ba ba thielen subhanak sakina
you have not created all of this in vain this is not an accident this didn't just happen somehow
without a purpose
this is not just some game
we recognize you we recognize that you have a purpose in doing this and that purpose is for us to recognize you
the beautiful circle cycle of
virtuosity virtuous cycle
you know allah you see his creation and through his creation your faith and your event and your knowledge of allah subhanaw taala is further strengthened
and the result is you see rama
this ayat is doing two things one it is teaching us the qualities of people of intelligence
and the second thing it is doing is simultaneously it is teaching us how to prepare
people who will be people of understanding and intelligence
how do you get there
here is the quality here is the quality that is required which is to recognize allah subhanaw taala and to have knowledge of his creation
together allah did not say allah xena yes guru rolla mo allah o yet of a kuru
allah did not say people who recognize allah subhanaw taala and remember him standing sitting or lying down or those who do research
those who reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth allah did not use or
obviously as you can see this sentence in arabic language would be grammatically correct whether you use and or or purely from an arabic grammar perspective sentence is correct who i was interviewing people this and that or this or that grammar wise the sentence would be correct but what is the ayat of the quran what is allah say did he say an odd say or
allah said and
so if we have a situation which we have now in this world and have had for the last
almost 700 years the last time these two are together the last time
were also muslim scholars
the last time that muslim scientists also probably did a horrible job
the last time that muslim scholars published scientific books the last
Time Muslim scholars, I'm not talking about a man with a Muslim name, I'm saying Muslim scholar.
Somebody who had the basic minimum was have his Koran.
The last time Muslim scholars published theses
and research documents on scientific subjects was in Andalusia in the 12th century, 13th century.
So for the last 700 years, we have created a gap,
which actually, the Christians created. Because
in medieval Europe, when, when the church was the repository of knowledge,
with all the different changes and whatnot, they read in the Bible, scientifically, things never didn't make any sense.
over the years, they separated science,
and religion, and theology. Religion was restricted and confined to the church to priests.
And science was what everybody else did.
What the scientists did, and the scientists, over a period of time became atheist. Because there's a religion and makes no sense.
Muslims did that without any justification, because the Koran makes eminent sense
from a scientific perspective,
but obviously, only for those who bother to
read it, understand it. And then look at the world through the lens of science, with a heart that recognizes Allah subhanaw taala della della Lu, and his glory and majesty.
This is a this is the key thing, this is what is so critically important for us to understand.
So much for 700 years, we created this gap
where our Allah May Allah bless them focused purely on the protection of the Koran, its word
its translation meaning
application of the anagram, for example,
but they did not bother about anything else, which was the recognize recognize, you know, recognition of the signs all of our data, which Allah mentioned in the corner.
However, just as I remind myself, I knew that many of the ayat of of the Quran, which today we caught in the field of Dawa, we like to call these ads and see see how scientific the Quran is, for example, the eye on embryology, the development of the fetus from the time of conception to the time of the birth of the web of the baby, to detail description,
And today, we are very amazed to see that the sequence is correct, I don't know why we are amazed because the one who created is telling us so it has to be correct.
I add on geology for example, the the the ice astacio Mountains,
mountains being pegs which hold the tectonic plates in place,
and so on and so forth. The is referring to the movement of the planets and to defer to specific planets to specific things,
many of which were completely, they were not even visible before the invention of the microscope and the telescope. And I'm talking about powerful telescopes, like the Hubble telescope and so on. I'm not talking about little telescopes, as you can, you know,
none of these things were actually
in a empirical way.
But so therefore, the better xaba received these ions from a solar cell.
For them, all of this was all hype, the unperceivable
yet they believed it.
But 100 Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala subsequently, through scientific knowledge, which also is almost $100 sign doesn't come from Cheyenne sciences, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala, just like the Koran is from Allah subhanaw taala.
This is the speech of Allah the Quran.
and science are the signs of allah
so thanks to that thanks to the science of allah thanks to the to the development and science we are able to see
actually physically empirically verify what allah subhanaw taala told us in the quran not that we need the verification because we believe the column of allah subhana allah because it is the column follows allah
he tells liat why inocle we after all even emily salah this question
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he said oh myra that'd be odd
guyver do you know that allah showed me he didn't tell me he didn't say please explain to me please tell me no you show me how do you give life to the dead
so alice randall has a level of domain don't you believe
you have an answer i'm sorry bella well i can i advise calvi but for the winner of my car so therefore we are looking at the
at scientific evidence from this perspectively at my knuckle v so that we are we are we have some inshallah strengthens our eman
but we left it
you created this false gap and gulf between
muslims are the scholars of islam and the scholars of science
between scholars of the word of allah and scholars of the signs of allah
how unfortunate is that
how terrible is that
how unnecessary is that
i remind myself let us seriously
wherever you live whichever country you live this problem remains and this problem is common to everybody
in your countries sit together
and think about how can you evolve a system which follows the system that allah subhanaw taala taught us in the quran
introduce children to allah subhana wa taala and then let them see the signs almost ran out allah in his creation
so that their hearts are illuminated that their hearts are
the glow with the beauty and glory and majesty of allah subhanho wa taala
the ideal situation is where the scientist is the imam in the masjid
and the imam in the masjid is publishing scientific papers
and is getting patents for scientific tools that he has invented
and is getting nobel prizes for science
we as a people as muslims and the major credit goes to the arabs
we as a people
are responsible for 60% of the names of stars which are in arabic and that's not because astronomers love arabs is because astronomers were arabs
and they were muslim
60% of the stars meaning that these were people who map the heavens
and today in a published research looking at the amount of reading that happens in the world
in america the average american reads 11 books per year which is almost one book a month
the average british britain
british person reads eight books a year
the average arab reads a quarter page per year
this is a state of the muslims
ask yourself which great university from a muslim land
has patterns on scientific things
has created any globally used tool
hi has published books and scientific papers and scientific theories which are
which have been peer reviewed
And which are accepted in the world.
As discuss great scientific discoveries, ask yourself in the last 100 years, the last 200 years, the last 300 years from which Muslim country from which Muslim University? Have you seen this kind of scientific work? I'm not talking about you imitating I'm not talking about teaching some subject from somewhere, is nothing wrong with that knowledge is not restricted to some line on a map.
Knowledge is knowledge.
But I'm saying that look at it from the perspective and say that where is it that why is it that people who was absolutely at the peak at the pushing back the boundaries of knowledge in the from the ninth to the 12th centuries,
since the 12th century, till today, 21st century,
we are absolutely in the dumps.
In the last 150 years, only two Muslims got the Nobel Prize for science. And that is not because the world is anti muslim. It's because work was not done by Muslims.
My submission to you is, please
do your best to change this. Otherwise get prepared when Allah subhanaw taala asked us this question and says, This is what I had told you in the Quran, what did you do about it? What will be our answer?
What will be our answer?
Ask Allah subhanaw taala delillo. To be
to give us a topic and to enable us to do this and to accept it from us and to make it easy for us in Sharla. My brothers and sisters,
we have this column of Allah subhanaw taala
the greatest of science.
And that is his actual speech.
And that is why we need to reflect on this first, when we read the Koran just let this sink into us and say that I am actually speaking and reading
and reciting, and vocalizing. What Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke.
Do we really reflect on the fact that this word of Allah, the Kalam of Allah is the most truthful word that can ever exist?
And that it is protected in its exactness in its meaning. And its application by the one who spoke.
Do we reflect on the foreign that the Quran changed a people
who were despised in the world
and made them into role models? Who are looked up to?
Do we reflect on the fact that this Koran transformed people and continues to do that and change their destination from jahannam to Jana?
And then do we ask, but what is it doing for me?
Because at the end of the day, for each one of us, the only operative question which really matters is what does it do for me?
Not what is happening to others
that say that Amara delana said if the whole world goes into Jana but I alone go into Jana, this is good for me.
And if the whole world goes into Jana and only I go into janome then that is bad for me. He said I this is what I would like to believe what myself is also talking about the hostess or about loss rather, that even if everyone goes into Jana, I believe that Allah will put me into Jana, this is don't be you know, a hostess or about Allah subhanaw taala. But the point is making is that don't by all means worry about people as far as dow is concerned, you know, take the message to them. But end of the day at the end of the day, the operative question, what really makes a difference what really will make a difference is what happened to you.
Not what happened to x y z because whatever happens to Xyz happens to Xyz based on XYZ user actions.
What happens to us is based on our actions, so what is it that the haoran is doing for me?
Do we reflect on the Quran and Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned us in the Quran and also mentioned all that will he happened to each of us, depending on the qualities that he mentioned.
As is the demand of intelligence do we search for ourselves in the Quran?
Do we do that?
Allah subhanaw taala said, Allah Jimenez shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim
in namale miuna la De Luca Allahu wa Jalla Kuru whom ye that Julia de la de Maya to whose Tomi mana y la Robbie behavior at our cologne a levina Uk Mona Santa
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mean Oh na, la Honda Raja tonin Dharavi him Baba Avira tomar his own Karim
Allah which means
verily the believers are only those
who when Allah is mentioned before them, something happens to their hearts, their hearts are alive they respond when Allah subhanaw taala as mentioned before them their hearts shiver with the all and majesty and glory and magnificence of Allah subhanho wa Taala vajilla kulambu home and when the ayat of the Quran are recited before them or they see the ayat of the Quran of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the chi not in the in the universe that to me man are their Eman increases while Allah Robbie him yet our Cologne and they have our call they have reliance and they have complete and total trust and faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah VENA Yukimura salata remember rock Norman via horn, these are the people who establish salah and spend from what we have given them from what Allah subhanaw taala has given them is a God and charity and so on.
Then Allah says Allah aka homo Lumo bootmii no na Ka. Truly These are the people who are the true believers.
Then Allah says what will happen to them lounder Raja tonin darabi him werbach veritone What is when Karim Allah, Allah says three things Allah says for them. There are stations with the rub Allah, Allah will raise their station will read the status will raise their aura
and Allah will forgive them or mcfaddin what is called Kareem and they will have beautiful risk, their their results their sustenance will be made easy and it will be
given with dignity with as
right to Allah mentioned five things which are the five qualities,
heart responds to the name of Allah.
When the eye of Allah reciter or saint Eman increases, they have faith in Allah subhanaw taala tabacco three qualities which are in the heart not visible outside
Yukimura Salah marzec number two which are visible outside establishment of salah and spending in the path of Allah. If these five qualities are found that inshallah Allah subhanaw taala sets such a person is that is a true believer. These are the people who are true believers Bula iica mean ohnaka
who is saying they are true believers, the one who knows the state of the heart, the one who has information about us real time 24 hours.
Who Sees who oversee who's who hears was Sammy, who knows what is in the heart, who Ali moon visa is pseudo.
this is the certificate. This is the stamp of approval being given by Allah subhanaw taala that such people who have these five qualities
are real and true believers and Allah says for them there are stages and grades of honor with their rub. There is forgiveness and there is beautiful sustenance. Now think about this.
What must we do when we read desire?
This is the meaning of reflecting on the Quran.
What must we do
when we read the Quran
We must reflect here is Allah subhanho wa Taala describing the qualities of some people and he is also telling us what will happen to those people, where will people have these qualities? Where will they go? What is their ending?
Five beautiful qualities beautiful ending. So what must I do now having read desire, I must reflect on myself and say, do I fit in here?
How do I measure up to these five qualities?
Am I somebody who and Allah is mentioned my heart shivers with the glory and magnificence of Allah does it happen?
I'm not talking science. I'm talking theology. I'm talking about the Koran I'm talking about reflecting on the Koran ask yourself this question.
Especially if you have been to a dark room if you have been to others if you have been to other riffs, thought IPS or haoran.
Ask yourself this question when you are memorizing this is when you recite this if
did Eurostar stop you and say, okay, you just decided is Ayana, where are you on the scale?
You recited this is what happened to your heart. Are you in touch with your heart? Did anything happen to you? Or did Eurostar ask you this question? Did you ask yourself this question?
Now I'm not blaming anybody. I'm just stating for you the reality as it exists. You know it this is true. I know this is true. If you don't believe me, go to a mother. Go to a doctor long go to a doctor is sit there. See what is happening.
Just rote learning.
huge focus on DDM Mahara? Is that correct? w is correct. zeta is correct. fata is correct. dama is correct. cassara is correct or not in the sukoon. How much one now what extension of this?
All of which is fine. I'm not against any of that. All I'm saying is that will not take you to Jannah what will take you into Gemini is if you make your life on that pattern, Allah subhanaw taala did not set give us a measurement parameter.
For us to mindlessly repeat that over and over and over, he gave us that measurement parameter to us
on our selves.
So, when you are teaching Cora to your students, or when you are learning from somebody, or when you are not doing either you are reading it yourself. My submission to you is
think about this.
Stop right there.
where am I on this?
Where am I on this parameter? This is what Allah subhanaw taala is saying.
Similarly, Allah subhanaw taala in total, Bukhara. Allah said, Amina nazima Rahman Abdullah II Wahby Leo Mila theory womma meaning Johan Allah Wa La Vina mano Amaya Tao when I learn
rune ficolo obey Him Mara, was Idaho law home.
While Hamada Bonelli mambi Baca, zi Boone. Allah said among the people there are those who say we believe in Allah and the Day of Judgment, but they are not more meaning. They are not believers. Who is saying this Donna knows the belief. Allah is saying they are saying we are we are believers this they say that we believe in Allah they say we believe on the Day of Judgment, but they are not believers. They are not Muslims who is saying that Allah is saying that this is not the fatwa by some Mufti.
This is the one who knows.
And Allah says that they are trying to fool Allah subhanho wa Taala and the believers Allah says in their hearts, there is a disease and that disease is the disease of hypocrisy of nifa.
Do we reflect on the fact that the Quran is Shiva, a cure for illness?
And the most serious of those illnesses is the illness called hip nefab. hypocrisy.
We believe something we speak something as we say something we do something else
There are signs of the fact signs of hypocrisy. Do we seek a cure from the Quran before it is too late?
Reverend sister, these are questions we need to ask.
These are questions that we need to ask.
It's very important to ask these questions.
So once again, Allah, Allah gave us a parameter.
These are the kinds of people, people who say they believe in Allah who say they believe in the akhira. But that belief is not visible in their lives.
They say they believe in Allah they say they believe in the acara they believe which means that they believe that one day they will be called to question before Allah subhanho wa Taala but their whole life is steeped in the disobedience of Allah Serrano, that is what I was supposed to believe here is a person who says I believe in Allah, I believe that one day I will be questioned, but his whole life is full of disobedience. What is anybody to say? What is that person going to have and Allah again, once again, like in the other place, Allah showed us the qualities then as your as the result. Here the result Allah said, they will be punished, they will have a severe punishment
because they are liars.
We can be exuberant because of the lies that they tell.
I remind myself but you
let us reflect on the camera, and then reflecting on the Quran means what the Quran says, use it as a template, use it as a framework, put it on yourself, I need to put it on myself and say, do I fit here or not?
And if I'm fitting there, where am I fitting? Am I fitting into a good place or into a bad place? If I am fitting into a place where Allah Allah subhanaw taala describes some good qualities and said this is a good ending and I am among them. Alhamdulillah we ask Allah for is the comet We ask Allah to keep us steadfast there until we meet him. But if I find that Allah has mentioned some evil qualities, and Allah has mentioned evil ending, and I am fitting in there, then I must get out of that. When right now, immediately make us the foreign Toba and know that Allah subhanaw taala promised to forgive so inshallah He will forgive. But we need to do our part which is immediately to
repent, to be contrite to be or to apologize to Allah subhanho wa Taala and then we go take our life forward on a completely opposite track, which is the track of obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala called the Sunnah of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wa Salaam Karim, Allah Allah He was a member of the garden What do I mean? Well Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.