The Fountain of Life & Light – Allentown Spring Conference 2015
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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Okay, let me open up the line and if not, we'll begin the name of Allah. Oh praise and glory belongs to Allah, Lord of the Worlds in need. Allah is deserving of the best things and those beautiful phrases. And we testify that no one is worthy of worship of Allah alone or any marketers, the true supreme kingdom that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a servant and His Prophet and his messenger. When Allah says emergency the world's justice we testify that the truth of words were the words of ALLAH, the great Glorious Quran and the rest of guidance, his decision at the example of our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the mundaneness of matters the
newly added medicine to the religion for every single one of them deleting the street that only leads to the fire. After welcome everybody to the first annual tribute to the Quran conference, I pray that Allah blesses all of this in our skills with deeds Allah Allah meaning that
of it, which we helped plan for, or we help support by attended or help donate for whatever it may be May Allah subhana wa Tada, it says, the best of your deeds and purifier attention is always among them to me.
Honestly, I chose to talk about for the onset of
this lecture, or this conference, the brand being a fountain of life, and lights, right?
The operand being a fountain of life and lights. Why because it's going to be an exercise to what or rather I'm not leaving that we'll be speaking about a greater length and much broader discussion on the power of pondering over the Quran and what that reveals to you.
Because there are certain themes that are recurrent throughout the Quran, that if you give you the Quran, it's due attention, you will begin to notice them. And Allah taught us tetherball and tetherball comes from the word Google meet in the back end, meaning check what's behind these words is choice of words to kind of
carry behind them a spectacle of meanings. So some of these meanings I just want to call our attention to quickly is that of life and lights, and the Quran being that so for example, Allah azza wa jal tells us in the Quran, our men can animate and you know, who would you know love me, she didn't even ask me but then who can put on masks is the one that was dead. And then we gave him life, and granted him a light by which he walks with among the people like the one that remains in darkness. So the disbeliever was described as being dead in the beginning of the if and in the darkness at the end of the eye, and he's compared to a believer who has been given life by through
Iman, through faith and lights. So that's one instance you move on further in the Quran, you find that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, Allah What do you will let me know you've made your home enough automatically let me know when lately like I thought, I will. Yeah, I usually do and at home, minute minute Lolita romance. Allah is the Guardian, the protector and supporter of the believer. What does he do? He pulls him out from darkness to light. There it goes. Again, the believer is connected with lights. And then this believer he takes on he assumes that this disbelief was a physical benefit to him. And so these false gods are a cause for him to be dragged into darkness.
Same theme there it is everything again. Elsewhere in the Quran, Allah azza wa jal says up to higher minimum at literal rates, I mean a highly he pulls his the living out of the dead and the dead end of delivery. Oh, the meanings of that as the Census Bureau the Muslims would explain is that he pulls a believer out of a disbeliever right before he rallies tonight of his father or a disbeliever out of a believer like this son of know how to have normality set up right. So once again, Eman being synonymous with white or connected with lights and in life.
And also one last example I'll give you the show you this is consistent throughout the Sunnah as well as the Quran in Bukhari and Muslim Abu Musa Shadi and on the other line, he narrates the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the example of the one that remembers his Lord, and the one that doesn't have to remember his lord is like the example of what is the living and they did it. Right. So what do we learn from all this? That has sound heart, a healthy heart? Essentially, it has two qualities really, life and life.
It's okay to
move on to another subject in the Quran and you'll realize the same subject, but bear with me though. A guided heart what is the meaning of guidance in the Quran? Allah azza wa jal says and Lavina istemi Runa Allah Runa Aksana hula Lavina hija hula moola, those that hear a statement and follow it to the best of their ability or the best of that statement two certifications, these are the ones whom Allah has guided. Okay, so they hear it and then they act upon it. This is guidance. So the conclusion from this area is that guidance is what guidance is the marriage or called the fusion between knowledge and action. They hear the statement they do the vessel. That's what that's
the definition of guidance. Guidance is the greatest gift you can ever give anybody just any other three verbs besides guidance and EMA, that's relative could help you and harm you. Guidance is the only one let's not like that, making it the best gift I'd love to give you. And this gift, nobody else can grant you. We know that right? Nobody can guide but Allah as Allah azza wa jal says Nikola Tesla, even if you don't get who you love, Allah guides him he wishes, okay?
A person can say, Well, wait a minute, I want you just to dig with me into these meanings. That's the exercise I wanna, you know, exemplify here in this talk. What exists in these meanings? They're not randomly chosen words, no way. Sometimes though, we would never say that and we act like the Quran is random. It's not worth much consideration. We don't treat it like it does.
A person can say if only Allah can guide and He guides whomever he wishes and only he can grant the gift of guidance and guidance is knowledge and actions. Then what about the eye and we're Allah subhanahu wata analysis. We're in negativity in our surrounding use the P
and only you got it you certainly guide or Mohammed to the straight path.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam notice the idea. It says there's no contradiction obviously in the Quran, only Allah guides whom He wishes and Omaha Madhu God, how does that work? Notice First of all, the ISA you guide to the path, meaning one, that's only half of it. That's knowledge. Whereas acting on that knowledge, accepting that knowledge accepting it only Allah possesses to cause that to happen inside are doing to guide me. That's why we constantly say and Tobago of our love over and over again, he didn't have a new study, guide us to the straight path, the parent of those who bless valium of dubious opinions, it's all the same meaning, not the path of those that
have encouraged your anger. Why?
Because they had knowledge that they didn't act well as godly, nor those that are lost. They don't know they don't have knowledge when they acted without the knowledge. So when you're asking guide us to the straight path, not these two, we want both, and only you can give us that Oh Allah, you understand it? Is that clear so far? Yes, write it down and review it later.
Now connect the two points we just mentioned. Amen. A healthy heart life and light, guidance, a guided heart knowledge and actions. Knowledge is light. And actions is life. When something is alive and becomes alive, it's able to move what makes us something living inanimate object over something in that willpower, it has the ability to move to actions. So the definitions knowledge and actions is guidance and life and life is email, same exact thing. You see the beauty in our life and like I mentioned, let's continue to take that and see word would deliver us even what he says.
The completeness of the human being revolves around and depends on two factors, nothing more.
The first of them is your ability to recognize truth from falsehood. And it's limited. Meaning your ability, the strength of your knowledge, the strength of your vision, the degree of light you have in your life, where
he says the second component of the human being is completeness, perfection being accomplished, being successful is his ability to prefer truth over falsehood. Because not everybody that knows it can act on that. So the ability to prefer truth over falsehood, and that is what let's call it actions call it willpower call it Life.
Clear, he says and the entire creation of Allah, their disparity their varying levels.
In this world, and in the hereafter are based on nothing but that how much life and how much why you might have an assignment, how much knowledge and how much willpower they have.
And he says, that's why I love freeze, the most praiseworthy of His creation, the prophets was that qualities. And he says, Well, we could reverse and I Brahim and what is happening
in AD one level slob. And remember our sleeves, meaning our chosen sleeves, the best of them, Ibrahim is half Yahoo, those that have great strength. That's why we're streaming will power, the ability to act, while upside had great vision and great knowledge had great lights, meaning they were perfect in realizing the truth, and perfect and executing the truth.
In the land, he goes on to say that he's really beautiful. Because he says the people are ranked based on these two qualities, nothing more. He says so the highest of the human beings the noblest of the creation. That's what we just described, the prophets and those Whitener.
He says, and the second category which goes to the complete opposites, the bottom, the complete bottom, he says this is the majority of the creation that have no lights, nor any life, meaning no vision and no willpower, no determination. He says these people are the majority of humanity, the majority of humanity is believed to lie, but their hearts are evaded.
He says they are a fever for your soul and an illness for your heart. They crowd the earth and they drag whoever accompanies them into humiliation. That's the second category all the way in the bottom.
He says, and the the third category, which is one down from one, okay. He says this is the person that has vision, he can recognize guidance, but he doesn't have the ability to act on it to respond to it or to call others to it. He says this is the weak believer he's one down, right? He has like he doesn't have too much like he's not very alive. In terms of guidance and Ema. He says this is the weak believer and as a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us we're strong believers adventurer, and more beloved to own the weak believer, but there's good in the world.
And the category under them, these are those that are determined, they have determination and willpower, but they have no knowledge. Third, from the top now, they're not the worst of the worst, but they're consider them someone like for example, a moral disbeliever. He's trying to be a good person or he thinks he's a good person, or he does some good in his life, morally speaking. But he can't figure out what's right from wrong in reality.
He says there is no love and nobody qualifies to lead the creation except the first category.
Wounded AZ when others saw those who had great strength and great divisions. And that's why Allah called the Imams and he said which I didn't even manage to do in the mid Mount Lebanon Sabo what can will be it now up? No, we made out of the leaders guided by our premier, when they were perseverance and they and they had certainty in our science. They saw things as clear as days they had perfect light. And they had patients they had perfect strength, they were fully alive. And likewise, Allah made them the exception is first category. So the author again, when he said there they are all by swear by time and time is the dimension that you invest your efforts in. Everybody's wasting their
efforts, except those that believe your good deeds, enjoying the good and enjoying patient's life and lights, strength and clarity, certainty.
So how do we get this life and this light into our lives, the Quran?
The Quran is the fountain to the degree that you have Quran in your life is the degree that you have the lights turned on for you and a willpower that can carry you and to the degree of your distance from the Quran, I will not reading it, not reflecting on it, not acting upon it. All those are different types of distance from the Quran, that will be the degree to which your life and your life begin to dwindle. And that's why Allah azza wa jal says it's the gene moving more slowly than the actual limit you free to
respond to Allah and His Messenger when he invites you to that which gives you like, every single fact and ruling in the horizon invitation. You turn away from it you missed out on your windows and your life, your strength windmills.
And you said Subhana Allah, the Prophet SAW Salah missiological muneera he didn't call them lions. They called him a Lancers. Why is he a lantern lantern carries light to others on the screen.
it because the operands when he carried it to us, that's the foundation of your life
and that's why the Hadith narrated by acumen that I mentioned before here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us,
to start us to say, Oh Allah make the Quran or be of my life, the rainfall of my life, meaning let it come down,
to give life to my heart. And that's why when Allah says, Hadith, why doesn't your heart humble from the book? He said, They are Allah Mulan, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah you
know that our love gives life to the earth after he dies, right? Likewise Allah gives with his life to your heart after he dies life and like once again.
And you Allah if you think about it, the Lord and is called in the Quran hikma, what is taking me?
wisdom? Wisdom is light, isn't it? It's your ability to discern right from wrong. So it clarifies for you. And in other places. The Quran is called a lower level what's an hour ever?
What's an autumn anybody know?
an admonition a heartfelt reminder, an exhortation that is likely to go to sparks you when you know what you need some motivation. So that's your life sparks you alive, it rejuvenates your strength for you.
And now that I'm done with all this, I'm done. Right? Explaining the harmony between all the meanings in the Quran regarding these concepts that recur?
How does that affect us, you need to know now what they're for you or for your children, for your email, or the man around you, every single thing that threatens challenges your email.
It's either threatening your lights or threatening your life. If it's threatening your life, it's called What? What kind of fits in anybody know.
It's called a temptation, a desire. This every challenge you need in your life and be one of two kinds. It'll either be a genuine desire, or it'll be a short vowel confusion.
The sham was the desire.
It threatens the livelihood of your heart, the health of your heart, your hearts ability to act.
If you give it to the scene one time you will give it to it again. And the shuba has a confusion that threatens your life and blurs the screen for you.
So you can imagine almost like in your journey to Allah you're riding on a highway the straight path you want to ride your imagine it's a car right? The shooting habit confusion, it blurs your your windshield a storm comes and blurs your when you can't see straight for a bit. It's
there's a threat there.
And the shadow a temptation is a weakness like you falling asleep on the road, if you will, right. Both of them is right in your right. They threaten your ability to travel on the roads fastly and correctly.
But the thing is, when you get a certain confusion or doubt about your email, your Islam, or a certain temptation is bothering you, whatever it is money, celebrity women, drugs, whatever it may be.
You need to get that out of your heart fats. You know why? Because it's not really a hard line split, you're either gonna get tempted or you're gonna get confused. They actually feed one another, it begins that temptation and turns into a confusion.
I'll give you an example.
Meaning when you're when your life gets right in your life also save us. And when your lights dim is your life also gets directly in the life of your hearts, the Jews and the Christians.
We ask Allah to not be like them by asking Him to guide us to the straight path knowledge actions lifeflight. The Jews was their problem and knowledge or inactions? What was it? Actually they had the knowledge right. They had the lights at one point. But their actions falter. The temptations of arrogance and otherwise racism egotism, this ate away at them until they began to change the knowledge they had because they don't want to sit there and feel guilty the old vines will begin to change their books on this good switching the Christians was their weakness did they fall first because of actions or because of knowledge?
Knowledge they were confused because they were confused because the likes got their actions began to falter. And thus, you see them nowadays they believe they can do whatever
So long as we put ourselves at ease, reassure our conscience on a Sunday, for example, the shoemaker and the chef, they feed one another. And so you have to kick them out of your heart, so that the lights and the life of the moron can settle and feed that heart of yours. So you can take from the fountain, correct?
You know, so when you get a certain confusion about Islam, many of the youth always come to us with this stuff. This is why it's so important to talk about this subject. You don't just need the factual answer. If it's not facts, you need to reinforce your relationship with Allah. So you increase in your favor.
You know, because many people I know, I'll give you one last quick example, a young man whose parents called me said my son memorizes, two thirds of the Quran, and he just left the religion. He doesn't believe in God anymore. And his father spent a half hour on the phone with me. And I told him, forgive me, you know, this respect? Can I speak to his brother? And the brother told me the whole story and all the shoes will have the doubts he had. I said, Listen, I've seen this, leave it alone. Tell me his life story.
It didn't start as a confusion. It started as a shedule. A desire. I knew that, because that's what usually happens. And so I asked, and he kept digging for me. I said, No, go forward. How did you find out he was belting from it? How did you find out this, the man had graduated, and got a very good job in corporate America, and he had to live a certain lifestyle.
And that demanded from him to act a certain way and his wife to act a certain way. And she wasn't willing. So he walked away from her.
So she contacted his brother, his brother reached out and ultimately they got to me, I get back to him. He's an atheist. How in the world did that happen? Nobody wants to live with a guilty conscience and feel like what they're doing is wrong. So he's going to accept the weaker argument, the weaker explanation is going to accept the let go of his life so that he doesn't feel guilty or what he's doing. You understand the connection. Many of us walk away from Islam because it's not politically correct. To believe this should be how the deen is practice. Many of us have redefined our religion, not because we actually understood Islam means that but because of a shadow, a certain
desire we had just to fit in. So we redefined our religion. Now you know why you need the Quran in your life, to the degree that it enters your life, you're going to have clarity as to what your deen is, and who your Lord is. And you're going to have enough strength to carry without any problems, and reverses the other one is true as well.
When you have who said you haven't desired or turned into confusion, and when you have a confusion
it's connected to desire. Many times people cannot verify the truth in a debate because he went into the debate with a prejudice you want it to be right he had the shadow and interpretation of what I want to be supreme, I want to be correct. I want to outdo the opponent. Those throws the lights and the life that the moron fuels your heart with out of your heart.
And so you have to realize this, that it's not an issue of knowledge or actions they go hand in hand. That's what your Eman is made of. That's how it grows. And that's how it folds. That's why Allah azza wa jal said
at four or eight America that EDA will help well one level level already have interest in someone that took his desires as his God. And so Allah misguided him despite his knowledge, he had knowledge. How did he how's the last one there's knowledge there, because it's not just about knowledge. It's not facts. SCHEFFER we finish
the break after this
I'll leave you with one less headache just to reflect on another one. How do you despite
the Hadith it's a very beautiful honey
sauce I'll give you the longer version because this thing I have to stay on the mic but it's the same Hadith.
He mentioned that above what the Allah Tala
asked the people one day who heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talk about the fitna, right, the trials that people face and I told you trials are one of two types, right temptations or doubts, confusions attacking your life exactly in your mind. So when he asked this question, the fixing the Messenger of Allah mentioned 15 Alex verbal Salam. Many of the people said we did. He said perhaps you're talking about a person Switzerland is trying with his wealth and his family. They said yes. Meaning that a man
simply by his money, or a man loves one child more than the other is the struggle, the struggle of being fair, despite what existed in his heart that he can't control to actually control his actions. And not be fazed by that. He said, Perhaps you're talking about a man speaking with his wealth and his and his family. They said, Yes. He says, No, this is made up for by Salah and Zakia. I'm asking about the bigger Phaeton that will come upon the sooner that come like the waves of the oceans. Some scholars said that means unstoppable some scholars and that means one after another, never ending.
So nobody really answered so today for the Allah one stance. And he said, I heard Oh, Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah. So I said, I'm talking about this.
He says the law he awoke me, may Allah you bless your father, basically. God bless you, you know, so he tried to tell him, mentioned this to me. He says, I heard that the prophets of Allah Allah, He
To around don't fit any glue BPK out of the house, Celia ruder and ruder the trials, the FITS and present themselves to the heart, the same way that the straw is laid in a basket, one after another, you know, the straw baskets or the straw mats? Yes. Yes. They're laid side by side next to another, they almost overlap, likewise defeated before one ends, the other one is going to beginning He says, the Phaeton are going to present themselves to the heart the same way a straw man is lead one straw after another
or some scholars say the straw man when you lay on it, it leaves marks on your hand or on your body right likewise the fifth and we'll leave marks on the heart that's the meaning as well.
He said some Allah why don't you send them one after another they will present themselves to the heart for a human Hello Jamie will she Reba looking at fee he looked at himself. So any heart that takes part in this trial, it falls in this test. Whether it's to have a genuine confusion or desire, whoever takes part in this a black doc a disease darkness right that will be stamped onto his heart. While you might have been on camera and only the three he looked at and by Allah and any heart that rejects this trial, right refuses to indulge our white darkness stamp onto this heart.
He continued to say something Allahu alayhi wa sallam had that acetal pollute or Allah conveyed until the hearts become only two kinds of hearts. There's no more middle
until people totally fail, totally walked away from the religion and people became stronger and stronger because of it. He said the hearts became two times he says collarbone Abiel
myth Lucifer I heart that is white like the stone mountains, the stone of the mountains consider like marble. Water doesn't get tested up by Mormon flows right off. Yes, he says hearts that are white, like the stones of the mountains like marble that will no longer be harmed by Pfitzner. So long as the heavens and the earth remain meaning until they have judgment they become invincible, they become unbreakable.
The other he says we're called Moon Aswan Moon bed coos in Bucha here and our heart that is black disease.
Like a upside down load you know when the monkey is upside down, you can't put anything inside it doesn't contain any liquid anymore. He says like the upside down monkey letter movement, wala tune Kuhn, Karan, Elana who should be very mean, however, that no longer is able to recognize truth, nor be offended by false when you see so you can take part in interpretation and down the line. You let go of the life of your heart and the life got turned out as well.
You understand the connection that black disease like a tilted over love can no longer contain right? True no longer recognizes true nor rejects and is offended by falsehood except what it desires dictate to it this is true this is false as it becomes its own God.
When He said to him or her the farmer said to him
this door that is between us and Switzerland because when they realize that there's a door will be open so that we can close it again or will it be broken? He said no what will be broken meaning the once this happens there's going to be no going back into the Day of Judgment. And the narrator says are over knew that he was that door. Now muscle kind of gotta be pleased with him and protect our hearts because even when the Sovann right, the authority of Allah on the earth like the love is gone. The finances the Quran is still there to provide us for the necessary protection to the degree that you want safety to the degree that you want happiness to the degree that you want clarity and
Give the Quran is due right May Allah enable us to drink from this fountain and make us invincible unbreakable beer by virtue of this fountain allah sallallahu ala Nabina Muhammad Ali yourself
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Correct, but it's supposed to be easier. Once again, I'm telling you that they're leaving. That's the whole point. They feed into one another because there's a temptation that could cause some confusion. Why am I up here? What's my intention? That's what he means by that. Right? So they feed into each other and I owe you I owe you some feeding some money each
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