Reflect on the Qur’an #14
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Silla Rama re on hamdulillah alameen
wa Salatu was Salam ala l mursaleen. Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah highly he was seldom at the Sleeman, kathira and kathira from other mighty brothers and sisters.
I remind myself in you that all goodness starts with thankfulness, be it with people, be it in relationships, be it in marriages beat in employment, wage and friendship.
And above all, in our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Everything begins with thankfulness.
And that is why our last run out Allah
mentioned that and he began his column with the word of tanks, which is after his name Bismillah mahana Rahim Allah subhanho data revealed the ayah al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen.
Now brothers sisters,
let us ask ourselves, what is my connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Nobody can say with certainty, how strong and close that connection that connection is. And we will know that only when the curtain is lifted for us and we meet a lot.
But when we begin In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you must reflect on this and ask ourselves what we are doing to build this connection.
So the focus must be on saying that not no matter how strong or weak the connection might be, I must focus on building the connection and getting it stronger and stronger as my life progresses. And we must do our utmost to ensure that we never do anything that is likely to strain or break that connection.
We begin In the name of Allah subhanaw taala, who referred to himself and introduced himself by his beautiful attributes are Rama and Allah He.
Obviously, Allah subhanho wa Taala had the freedom to say and introduce himself to in any way he wanted, but he chose
I will come to the specific meaning of these attributes. Later, because they are mentioned again the third I have certain fatty habit here. Let us reflect on the Baraka of beginning in the name of Allah subhanaw taala, we chose to introduce himself as I said, with these specific attributes of is among all the other equally magnificent ones.
This is to indicate insha Allah the primary relationship that Allah subhanaw taala has with this creatures, which is a relationship of mercy
overriding mercy and compassion. So we need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for introducing himself with this effect with these attributes with these qualities. Because if he had not done that we could not have made him change his recitation, drange His revelation and change his words. The introduction is important because further interaction depends on how a person introduces himself. If a person introduces himself as a doctor, you want to ask him to fix your car. Similarly, even though he may know how to do it, but you want to ask him to do that, similarly, if a person tells you that he's a motor mechanic, he will not tell him about the bed in about the pain in your heart.
So reflect on the importance of Allah subhanaw taala, introducing himself as a referral for him.
It defines our relationship with him geladeira and tells us what we can expect from him, which is His mercy and compassion, boundless and complete.
Compassion is not merely mercy, but something that arises out of a true understanding of the difficulties in pain of the one suffering them. For example, someone who has undergone heart surgery can truly understand the anxiety of the one who is waiting to be operated. For others. It is more academic, because they don't share the experience, though they may well sympathize with the pair with the patient.
Similarly, when people say for example, husbands say about their wives who are
about to undergo delivery, or
they say about the wives who have born children, and if they say that
They understand what the woman went through. That is not true. Because there is nobody who can understand the suffering and pain of delivery except another woman who has gone through it not even a woman who hasn't gone through it.
So to be able to truly have compassion, and truly empathize with somebody is suffering, it is essential that one must have an understanding of that by having experienced something like that themselves.
Especially the relationship between the one who's compassionate, and the one who's suffering the pain and that's the relationship or shared experience, who understands pain better than Allah subhanaw taala although he's free from our experience, but is our Creator and the creator of our experiences. So we begin the surah and the Koran and must begin all our actions With the name of Allah. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen.
All goodness starts with thankfulness. thankfulness creates Baraka in our lives. And German deny experiences and obligation and appreciation for what we have
is the beauty of thankfulness, that the same things when you look at them when you feel them when you experience them, and you're thankful for them, then the enjoyment automatically increases
our ancestors Allah
taught us to begin with praising and thanking him all praise and all thanks is due to Allah Serrano's Allah, the creator, the Sustainer, the protector, the provider, for all the universe, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen praise His for his glorious qualities and attributes. And thanks for his for his blessings on us.
He married me because he
is the fifth regard this Harry's narrated by Abdullah now mark of the landmark and collected imagine and had issues of division seldom said a slave of Allah once said, Oh Allah, yours is the hand your thankfulness and the glory and magnificence that is suitable for the grace of your face. Yours is the hunt to you is all thankfulness unto you is all.
All the glory and majesty
that is suitable equal to the grace of your glorious countenance your face and the greatness of your superior authority.
So the slave said rugby lachelle Hamed comm I am Bobby Lee Jalla Li Hua Chica Wali, as he whistle tonic, Robbie lacquer hamdu cama Jamberry, Jalali virginica, Waziri, siltronic, the two angels, the caravan catchy record deeds, and record the reward for the deeds were confused as to how to write these words, and what to what reward to ascribe for them. So they ascended to a loss rather as
a slave just made a statement and we are not sure how to record it. Allah subhanaw taala asked, while having more knowledge about what his slave had said, than the ages. And in these kinds of hobbies, when I lost this and asked that, please understand this is not asking for information he doesn't have an answer either knows and knew what the slave was going to say, even before the slave knew that. However, a lot of our data wants to create witnesses for the slave in favor of a slave. And therefore he asked the angels so that what the angels say is then recorded in the book of deeds of the slave as evidence in his favor. So a lot of artists ask them what did he say? And they said,
he said, Oh Allah, yours is the hand that is suitable for your grace for the grace of your face, and the greatness of your supreme authority. Rob blocker hamdu lillahi wa Jalla wa Chica while he was, he was somebody and they said, What shall we write? And what reward Shall we give him? And Allah Subhana Allah said to them, right?
Exactly. Like it exactly as my slave said it
and until he meets me, and then I will reward him for that equal to what is it? Magic
lysing I will reward him equal to my glory and majesty,
my beloved sisters.
This is the mercy and glory and magnificence and generosity of Allah subhanaw taala
as for praising Allah subhanho wa Taala
egentligen Allah who reminded us colocar el bajo muda Li Kalamata Robbie la nafi del baharu cobla and done tada kalimat Robbie, wallow in the misery he muda. Allah said unsalted cough and in another place also say all Bahamas on an island is to the people to mankind. If the sea were ink,
in order to write the words of praise almost rather than if the sea if the oceans were ink, the words of my rub Surely, to write the words of Iraq, surely, the sea would be exhausted, before the words of my rub would be finished. Even if we brought another sea like it for its aid, if all the oceans were ink,
and if you started writing, the praise and glory and majesty of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And thanks to him for his
benefits and blessings that He has given us, we would exhaust all of that ink equal to what the sea contains. And then even if another one was brought, meaning if another seven oceans were brought, that will also be exhausted, but the praise and the glory and majesty was written and thanks to him for his narrow it would not be finished.
I was in Mozambique, and we were sailing in the Indian Ocean.
And I remember it was midday was extremely hot. And the sea is the beauty of the of the ocean that the water seems to seems to become, you know, obviously, it doesn't change color. But thanks to the play of the light on the water, the water seems to change color throughout the day.
So at that time, because the sun was directly overhead, the water was a deep indigo blue,
deep indigo blue. Now I remember my childhood, we had a kind of ink, called quinque qu i NCK quinque.
We used to use fountain pens that I loved to write even I love to write with a fountain pen with a broad nib. So this quinque was the ink we used, which was a very deep indigo blue. And this whole ocean look like it was it was filled with quick it didn't look like it had water. And it was very still it was even though there were hardly any waves. The boat was rocking a bit, but that's it other than that,
it was very still. And it was blue, this deep indigo blue. And I remember thinking that's what this is, you know, to show me the
the actual meaning of this is where Allah subhanaw taala said the oceans were ink. And sometimes we think we may think or how would it look of your showing? Well, I actually saw what it looks like, if the ocean was the ocean was ink now talking about, you know, thinking and saying, oh, what do you do with the words? Almost? I mean, are they really that many? So is there any paper is is that much that it will exhaust the ink of these oceans? Think about this, take this in in an astronomical perspective.
There's no need to reduce everything to actual literal sense, but just just for the, you know, just just for the interest of it,
take this earth, and what is Earth in actual size, if you look at it from in an astronomical perspective, this earth is less than in size and and it's, you know,
what it has, is less than a grain of sand on a beach, right compared to the rest of the universe. So, if there is a droplet of water, you wouldn't even have a drought where you are on a grain of sand, how much water can contain, if you have a micro droplet of water on a grain of sand, that is the actual perspective of the oceans on this earth in comparison to the rest of the universe, and we are not talking about universe we are talking about the creator of the universe. So if you have this, this this tiny grain of sand and all this grain of sand is a tiny micro droplet of water. That is the ocean now that tiny micro droplet of water drawn into ink, how much you write with it. Like
how much can you write with it, not even one word for me not even one letter you won't be able to lead the life of the of Allah.
So think about it in that context. Don't think about oceans is ocean is big. It looks big because we are so small. That we are like a speck of dust I will find a speck of dust a teaspoon of water is the ocean
So I get I said, we don't have to reduce everything to a literal sense. But I'm saying for anyone who wants to doubt that and say, How can it be? Well, this is how it can be.
So there is no power in our language to praise Allah subhanaw taala as He is worthy of being pressed, so the best that we can do is to use the word that almost ran out Allah, himself used to describe his glory and majesty. For nobody knows Allah better than he knows himself, and nobody can describe Allah subhanaw taala Better than he can describe himself. And Massara described himself in many places in the Quran, in many ways,
and here are some of them some of the most famous some of the most weighty and magnificent ayatollahs one of
the biggest in the and then the best of them in sha Allah, Allah Allah we're not comparing I'm not comparing the eye to the eye, but inshallah the ayat which is considered to be the
the most magnificent eyes of the Koran is the adequacy.
When Allah Allah We live in a show Donna rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Allah
who will heyoka you that Who knows? You know, don't wanna know, the whole Buffy some
the lady Yes, following the whole Ellerbee easy. Yeah, I love my ID Mama halvah. Home, what are you hate? Oh, I wish I mean your enemy, he
was going to see us somehow dwell on what I owe.
You lousy, Allah said Allah,
Allah who none has the right to be worshipped, but him the ever living the one who sustains and protects all that exists, neither slumber nor sleep.
overtake him. That means he doesn't even blink, not not even for a second, not even for a microsecond. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on Earth. Who is he? Who is the one that can intercede with him with Allah Jalla delallo except with His permission, he knows generally, what happens to him what happens to them that is his creatures in this world, and what will happen to them in the hereafter? We ask a lot of data. We ask a lot of protection from his anger and from the fire. And he and they will never come pass. They will never know anything of his knowledge except that which he was geladeira his corsi extends over the heavens and the earth and he
feels no fatigue and no dryness in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the most great
and there are laws around that I mentioned his beautiful sifat and I was
in South Asia. Where is it? Well, Lola de la ilaha illallah wa la Molloy Viva Shahada hora Rahim. Hola, hola, deja
vu, el Maluku loco dosis. Manu, Avi, Aziza Jabbar aka bear Subhana Allah He usually go hula, hula,
you subdue hula hoop.
a lot of Ramadan I said, He is Allah De La Jolla, oh, they're home there is La Ilaha Illa, who nobody has the worship has the right to be worshipped except him. The all Knower of the unseen and the unperceivable alive is unperceivable not just unseen.
They all know or have the unperceivable and the perceivable. He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, He is Allah, other than whom the no one has the right to be worshipped. He is the King, the holy, the one free from all defects, the giver of security, the watcher always creatures, the Almighty, the compeller, the Supreme glory will be to Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah yamabushi record. He's above all that they associate as partners with him. He is Allah, the creator, the inventor of all things, the best of forms, and to Him belong the best names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the almighty the always.
And then unless Rhonda introduced himself in his beautiful Surah Surah to the class if you recite this surah
The reason I'm saying this is euro account for 1/3 of the foreign
and if you reside disheartened times Allah subhanaw taala will build for you a parish in Ghana and in the Saudis when I was gonna mention this,
then we will decide even more.
So says a surah Salam said Allah, Allah does not get tired
of giving so Allah will give you even more to know at a time you recite for every 10 times you resent ruthless, Allah subhanaw taala will build for you, the palace in Jana. I think about that. Don't just think about policy Gemma, think about if you have a paracin Jana that insha Allah the agenda is yours, you will go there because if Allah has built a palace for you, he is not going to keep the palace vacant and he will not give it to somebody else. So therefore, if you have done this in sha Allah, Allah Subhana Allah will and if you die anyway if you remain anywhere and you die on demand inshallah, that Allah will give you, Jana. So do this, make sure that you reside last at
least 10 times a day. And may Allah give you the the opportunity to build more and more palaces in general. Another way you build a virus in general, is by not getting angry and not retaliating angrily to somebody will be even stupid. If somebody is you know, yelling and screaming and behaving like a like a crazy person and don't respond in kind don't just walk away from Alice rather will build for you a passenger
reader bonus for you. If you for the one who is like I will guarantee a bonus for the one who will give up arguing even if he is in the right by somebody who will go doesn't argue even though he's right, he still will not die. So many beautiful things that we learn from this. So let's call Allah Allah who Saman Lambie, la guerra mula Well, I'm your hula hoop one ahead, unless Etsy or Amazon seller, He is Allah, the One level summit, the self sufficient the master, whom all creatures need, he begets not nor was he begotten, Allah is not the son of anybody and Allah has no sons or daughters or relatives. Allah is not like anything in his in his creation, and there is none who is
co equal or partner with Allah subhanho wa Taala, or comparable to him.
Other sisters, let us reflect on who we worship.
This is the purpose of the clan is not simply to read it, but to think about it and to reflect on it. And to ask Allah Samaritan and open the column open his column in our hearts and overarch was color. So let us reflect on who we worship. We don't worship the crazy creatures and creations of our imagination. We don't worship mythological creatures, we don't worship
gods and goddesses that we created.
Ask yourself think about this dinner? How come all Greek gods gods and goddesses looked Greek?
Make ethnic Greeks? How did the wrong gods and goddesses all look like Romans? How do the Hindu gods and goddesses all look like Indians?
How is it that houses possible? I mean, you know, if there is a God, then who is a creator, who is the creator of the Caucasians, who is the creator of Chinese, who is the creator of, of black African people.
So when we create gods and goddesses we create them in our image. And then we tell ourselves that God created man in His image.
Why does Why does God have to create a widen any creative creator have to create something in his own image?
A carpenter does not look like a table.
Somebody was manufacturing. This hat doesn't look like the hat.
So why can't the creator the creator create something that does not look like you? And unless rather, this is not my opinion, I lost a laser chemistry issue.
What was good was, Allah said he is not like anything in creation. Allah does not look like the sun or the moon right doesn't look like Jupiter or Uranus. does not look like you or me. Allah does not look like any creature. It doesn't look like a river or a mountain. He doesn't look like anything in creation. All of those are His creatures.
This is our fate along with that. This is the true this is the Huck
a lot therefore, there's nothing that Allah has which is like ours Allah, we have relatives that don't have relatives. We have jealousy. We have anger, we have hatred, Allah none of those things.
We have relatively we have we have sons, daughters, wives, husband, whatnot, parents, Allah has none of those things. He is free from all this he does not mean any of those things.
This is the beauty. And this is the reality that Islam presents to the world. Whether the world accepts it or not is up to them, they say, We are not here to force anybody. We are not here to force or compare anybody to accept our view of Allah subhanaw taala or of the relationship between Allah and His creatures and that's not our view. This is what Allah subhanaw taala told us.
How do we know about Allah? How am I talking about lighthouse in Allah? No, I'm not saying
I'm merely repeating like a parrot. What Allah Mandela said about himself
as far as the listener is concerned, take it or leave it. No problem are you I want to call with you. If you want to reject everything I've said no problem. Please God
won't accept it. That is for your own benefit. Nothing to do with me. I don't get brownie points. I don't get you know some some part of our subscribers fee because there is no fee.
The Deen of Allah subhanaw taala is free. The Gambia did not charge a fee to teach the deen of Allah. Then we did not charge for that. As soon as I didn't charge anywhere you teach them the Quran.
Then is free. Anyone who wants it, take it. It's like the river is flowing. The waters that if you want to sit by the back of the river and die of thirst, that is your choice. You cannot say I was not given water. You cannot say the water was not there for me. No, it was when it was right that you were sitting right next to the water.
You would have drank you could have drank the water you could have been in it you would have swam it you could have done anything you wanted.
But you chose not to touch the water you chose to simply look at the water maybe you did not even look at the water. Maybe you turned your back
and you were looking at the hilltop or looking at the the floodplains through which the river is flowing. And you said there is no water? No, that's not to what is there.
And that's exactly the situation of is I have guidance, the guidance is there. Allah send the guidance.
One of the
with any luck.
Alice Rhonda said she's a soul with the diet and with the religion of truth.
Allah does not
compel you or me to accept
for the one who is not a Muslim.
There is no compulsion to accept Islam. Islam is being presented to take it or leave it. Obviously there are consequences to taking it and consequences living it which you will see when you die in your face Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment,
the choice is free.
We are free to choose. But the choice has consequences.
The choice itself is not free choice. It's the consequence, good or bad.
So let us think about this. We do not worship celestial bodies. We do not worship animals and trees. We don't worship mountains, rivers, we do not worship anything in creation. We don't worship something we created. We don't worship ideas. We worship the only one who is worthy of worship.
We worship the creator of all of these things. And all that we know and all that we don't know.
And by that we are exalted above all creations. And all creation has been subjugated to us. Only because we worship nothing but the Creator.
Let's run Denis at Saqqara lagoon marfy Samadhi muffled every everything in creation has been made. musasa has been subjugated has been made for you.
And that is why Allah gave us the
power what we like to call science which is another word for the koalas. rondalla for the name of Allah subhanaw taala.
Through science Allah gave us the power to understand His creation.
When you're looking at for example, medicine and medical science and you're looking at
cures for diseases, what are we really saying we are looking at a greater a deeper understanding of creation.
We understand the disease and we understand how to alleviate the suffering from a disease. How can we
Dealing with that disease in a way where the disease does not harm us or cannot harm us.
That's what we're doing.
So, it's very important to keep this and understand this and to keep this in mind and keep the perspective on this and not get sidetracked and say overdue sciences enough. I don't need God.
That's stupid because science came from Allah.
What is under his knowledge and knowledge is the knowledge of Islam.
Scientific, this is one of the biggest,
you know, mistakes and one of the biggest fallacies and one of the biggest pieces of confusion that we have fallen into where we have we agree they will be located these this division, your fractured knowledge into what we call Dini knowledge, engineering knowledge, as if they are two different bodies of knowledge.
How can you do different bodies of knowledge when they when they both point to the same thing when they when they both are related with the same thing
and they end the source of both of them is the same.
The source of all knowledge is Allah Subhana validated
and his knowledge around us rather, the knowledge that he is the source of Allah subhanaw taala sent it to us in two forms. One is what we like to call Dini knowledge or Islamic knowledge.
We basically refers to the Quran and Sunnah, which refers to the icon, the orders of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which refers to the way he should be worshipped. And the rules and regulations that refer to
that, that we are taught it to deal in the Islamic way of life.
And the other which we like to somehow, you know, push away, and treat as a sort of step by give it some step by the treatment, which is a knowledge of science is what
is again, the knowledge of almost ran out
of understanding of trying to understand we can never understand the loss rather than trying to understand the glory and magnificence of others, rather than by looking at his creation through a different lens.
So it's like looking at something, I'm wearing these glasses, my regular reading glasses, and then I take these off, and and I'm using a microscope to look at something
the thing I'm looking at hasn't changed. I can't I can't call these two different kinds of knowledge is just two different ways of looking at something.
And what am I looking at, I'm looking at the creation
and the creation is a sign of the Creator.
To knowledge is the same. This is the, as I said, is the biggest calamity that has that we have brought on ourselves by by fracturing, this knowledge. And those around us told us very clearly
in the vehicle is the off telavi lady or Natty, the
integrations of the integration of the heavens and the earth. And the alternation of the day and the night that I add, there are signs,
signs for people of intelligence. So what science, science pointing towards Allah Serrano data,
science pointing towards a loss
of this whole lecture of mine on this, on these two I have, so the lying around so I will not repeat that here. But the thing to remember and understand is that Allah Subhana Allah gave us these signs, so that we can recognize him. And that's why that this these I had and with what Allah Panama
the result of science is all you have not created us in a way you haven't created us with our purpose
or unless it was from the fire.
This is what design is we'll say who is was first looked
at creation and was looked at the glory and magnificence of Allah
with the lens of a man
whose heart is elaborated with the glory and magnificence of Allah with an aura of Allah subhanaw taala. When that scientist looks through the scientific lens,
he looks at it through the microscope and the telescope and all the different kinds of scopes.
When he looks at creation to the scientific lens, he only sees the sees he only sees the signs of illness vanity.
You only see the signs.
See that orchid behind me
is a creature of Allah.
It sits in a pot it's watered once in a week, they put three ice cubes in it.
So that the water sort of, you know, gently
the as the ice melts, the water gets to the roots once in a week.
And it just a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
creature of Allah
is outside mout is an oak tree.
The trunk is so
thick that I can't put my arms around it.
And the height of this oak tree outside vows is maybe
probably what 1670 feet high.
I mean, they grow to almost double that or not almost but double and more of this. But this one is about 6070 feet.
And the most active word on the tree or the trunk
is a white breast is not hatch delivered this point will be
put up around the trunk. This just hops up and down the trunk usually head pointing downwards.
Absolutely amazing. I mean I can I could. There is a there's a there's a northern Cardinal blood red bird with black goals,
which sits on a particular branch of that oak tree. There's one particular branch that's his favorite course. He says that every morning, every afternoon he sees Bobby Yes, long Saturday, he has his long song that he sings.
And I say for me for me because Holla Holla but I'm saying you know, I like to imagine that he's eating for me.
He's actually doing the vigor of Allah subhanaw taala
as I walked in the budget, the first the was Zuckerberg that I know in America is the
is the Roman is the American Roman.
From the diamond is dark night.
Leave four o'clock or something is dark, when the Robins are
singing the praises of almost
glorifying the glory and majesty of others right.
And the one next after the Robbins is discarded
very very early.
So going to the magic the year I listened to the Robbins the decline of the Robbins and returning for the budget I listened to the Speaker of the cardinal
Gloria magnificence was rather u sub B would you lie map is
everything in creation
glorifies the praises
and magnificence of almost everything
math is about
the rocks and the trees, the grass and the flowers, the birds and the animals
the human and the genealogy has given us choice.
So we know more we know for minimum Pfizer.
So in those are the uomini are the believers or those who fulfill the covenant and those who
honor and respect what Allah has given them. And there are those who do the opposite.
And as I said alizee is an akula in halaqa oh by the alkalyn surname in three. So Magellan esto means reality Mima immerhin so much Oh, and he will roar he was someone I wanna saw whatever either kilometers Kuru Allah.
And this is sort of says that, who made everything he is the one who made everything, he created good. And he began the creation of
from clay and then he made his offspring from seven of waters water, male and female sexual discharge. And then he fashioned even do proportion, and breathed into him, the soul which Allah created for that person, and he gave you hearing and sight and hearts and understanding. Little is the thanks that you give.
So Allah we need to seriously you know, continuously and seriously remind ourselves of the importance and criticality of thanking Allah subhanaw taala for what he has bestowed us with, and thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala for what he did not give us.
For example, one of the things I one of the great things that people always want to know is the future. That's why all these astrologers and tarot card readers and all sorts of charlatans who don't know what they are saying. They make a good living because of the number of people who are who go to them. We
To be fooled, you go to somebody, please fool me fool you any job I shall look at this man he knows the future. He knows nothing.
And I thank Allah, Allah that Allah did not give me the ability to see the future. I didn't give it to you either.
Because if we had, if we had this ability, believe me the sunrise in the future I be so tough and difficult that you might just give up.
so it's being able to do something and being not being able to do something both are blessings from Allah
will continue continuing gela in the light diver Lagoon, and avec We ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept and be pleased with what we are trying to do to help us to understand His glory and majesty and to spend our lives in please try to please Him. We asked him to become pleased with us, and we asked him never to be displeased. masala harana veal curry while AlLahi wa sahbihi
wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.