Tafsir Juz 29 #16 – Nuh 1
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130 I've been hired I mean I've been a solid customer and so you know what have you been? I want to be in our Shafia environment and Muhammad Ali he was suffering, the environmental they are on the sun in within Subhana Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Maha lantana in Naka into Nollywood Hakeem, rubbish lovely Saudi Arabia silly America Hello that Emily Cerny, who probably
always do too Allah Almighty send prayers and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He's never family, righteous companions and all those that follow them with the right guidance until the Day of Judgment. were revealed to you Oh Allah, no knowledge have written except that which you have taught us. Indeed you are the old knowing the unwise, open our hearts and our brains to the normal Quran and make it an argument for us and not against us on the Day of Judgment. And I asked Allah as he has brought us together here today in this house at his to bring us together and the highest of paradise with the Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the
prophets and the scholars and the martyrs and all those who are pious inshallah.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, we finished Surah 10 marriage by the Grace of Allah subhanho wa taala.
in sha Allah, I will prepare the test in the lab for next time, excuse me for not having it this time. So don't forget what you have learned. You will get the test in sha Allah next week, maybe you should review some of your notes so that you don't forget it because usually having the test maybe on the next week of finishing the the surah kind of reviews things
allow us to go to other resources because
I told the brothers and the sisters if you get to a point where you don't know the answer, it's clear. Go ahead and do the required research. But don't say I don't know or don't think about it at all and just immediately start going through other sources try to answer it yourself based on what you have heard or notes you have taken. And if you find you don't have the answer, it's impossible to answer it then you can try to go to other resources and do your research and Shala that flexibility is there
actually so inshallah next time Bismillah al Haddad redemption Today we begin Surah no, sha Allah
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indeed We sent Noah to his people saying warn your people before their comes to them painful punishment. He said all my people indeed I am to you a clear warner saying worship Allah feared him and obey me.
This chapter brothers and sisters as the rest of the chapters we've studied in
Above is a Mexican chapter
in its entirety, meaning what?
Before hijra, it was revealed before the hijab and Mexican chapters usually focus on
Day of Judgment,
history and Stories of the Prophets
lots of verses about it.
In the chapters we studied lots of verses
and about the
the Day of Judgment, right? They'll hate Theda the judgment pillars of faith usually speaking about faith and its pillars, right? And
the madonie usually speaking obviously about do's and don'ts and legislation and things of that nature. Okay.
Indeed, we sent Noah to his people, saying warn your people before their comes to them a painful punishment, Allah subhanaw taala has met as sent so many Prophets and Messengers, peace be upon them all for the guidance of humanity. And one of their fathers. The great fathers of the prophets is no highlight his center. And technically the first messenger the first Rasul that was sent to his people. And obviously, one of the and the first of the five greatest prophets also called with Eliza. Right, the five great profits being
let's go in order Brahim Ali Salam
Musa Issa and say, No, I'm not Salah Allah Allah.
So he is the first of them and he's one of the greatest ones. And that's why you find these five are mentioned together in several locations, right? And so that's one of them. There's another location, you can find it and
these are called holy Latin Minahasa. Okay, these are some of the greatest prophets. This
phrase is not a bid.
Right? Where does it come from? Will it
if it's not bid, it means it came either from Allah rasool Allah wa salam, right? Technically both coming from ALLAH, where did it come?
No, find it. This is your homework and
where did this phrase come from?
Well the last
the story of the Prophet no Halle Sanam the one of the greatest messengers of Allah and the father of Dawa and the longest to live of the Prophet and it is said of humanity also of the prophets for sure. And possibly also of humanity, how long did he live?
More than that another 50 years in the
book, but the full life is longer than that. It could be over 1000
So you can imagine 950 years of data we'll get to that inshallah. Speak about that in length.
Allah subhanaw taala sent no holla you Salaam in which area.
old days it was called Mesopotamia, right in that area, and Allah subhanaw taala thanked him as a prophet as the rest of the prophets. To whom
the rest of the all the prophets were sent to their peoples except Cena Mohammed Salah Salem because one of the exceptions and one of the special and unique characteristics of his is that he was sent to all people, all of humanity. But Satan had a Salam as the rest of the prophets peace be upon them all was sent only to his people in our salon who had in a coma he he was sent to his people, okay. Indeed we said no to his people, saying warn your people before their comes to them a painful punishment as all of the prophets were sent. They were sent to call on their people to worship Allah subhanaw taala to warn them off a severe day and of the punishment of
Last pan of water Hannah. And this is one of the ways of Dawa. And we said several times that in Dawa, there is positive, Dawa. And there is, let's call it.
That is also that will scare people into believing there is hope, and there is fear. So, definitely, usually were using the positive, which is telling them about the importance of worship and things like that. But sometimes someone needs to be scared into thinking that if you do not believe you will be punished. And this is what
Satan had. He said, I was warming them up, and even Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam then that eventually, because in the first three years, as we know, it was secret Dawa. And then it became public Dawa. When it became public power, he went, and he stood on Mount sofa, and he called to his people, all right, and he warned them of the punishment of Allah subhanahu, the Haisla This is one of the ways and usually, the response to wanting of punishment is pure mocking.
That's why it's difficult. And that's why you find maybe almost nobody uses it today. We're afraid of saying, look, the only acceptable religion is Islam. And there's a very painful punishment. If you go otherwise, because we know that immediately someone will start laughing or mocking. We're not used to it Subhan Allah as the Prophet, peace be upon them all know how a Salam is telling his people
or Allah azza wa jal told him warn your people before their comes to them a painful punishment.
He said, Oh my people indeed, I am to you a clear winner. I am a clear warner. To you. I'm warning you of what of the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. All my people as usual, the the the gentle call from the Messengers, peace be upon them all to their peoples, all my people. They didn't stand and shouted them and scream at them, and maybe say that you are absolutely going to hellfire. He's just saying, Oh, my people say,
Oh, my father, but at the same time, he's warning him. So there's gentleness. But there's a subtle threat. Right? So he says, oh my people Yeah, call me in the movie. I am to you a clear warner. In other words, I'm warning you of something. And I'm warning you of something clearly. I'm not saying it. Vaguely. I am not hiding it. I'm saying it to you as clear as I can, as one prophet Muhammad, Allah told the different tribes, save yourselves, because I will not be able to save you on the Day of Judgment, my relation to you will not save you on the day of judgment to the extent that he says to his daughter, Fatima,
save yourself or Fatima because I cannot avail you at all on the Day of Judgment. So Allah Allah it was here similarly, he is warning them of
the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala and the Wrath of Allah subhanaw taala. And part of the reason that people look at this is because when you say this, you are immediately saying, essentially, that I have information from the Almighty God
that there is a punishment, and that if you do not follow Him that you will be punished. I am not. I don't have the key to paradise or Hellfire as some of the different groups say nowadays, okay. You know, there are only 77,000 that will enter Paradise, you know, and they are they're just the very few left and the rest are already declared, and they are going to be in paradise. We don't have the key to paradise or hellfire, and there's no limit. As long as you believe in Allah subhanaw taala you don't worship partners, you follow the Islamic religion you will be of the people of paradise. I am not saying that I will enter you into paradise or hellfire. But I am understanding you because we
have a message we receive the message we are the followers of the final prophet muhammad sallallahu Sallam that the only acceptable religion is Islam. Don't be ashamed to say it clearly. Because a lot of Doha colours to Allah are ashamed to say it clearly. And you are hurting the Dawa. When you are vague about this point.
The only acceptable religion is Islam. If they ask you if I die as a disbeliever. If I die
without believing in Islam, will I go to Paradise or Hellfire be clear?
He asked you a question. You answered. Well, you didn't shout you didn't say you are the people of hellfire. You say if you die in that state. This is what the Quran says. It's not up to me. I don't have the key but this is
is what the Quran says. And this is what God Almighty says. In fact, you may be helping them. Because when they see that it is serious, they may take it seriously. But if you do the usual wishy washy, I don't know. I'm not sure. It's not clear. No, it's very clear, don't lie. It's very clear. When you will become wishy washy this way, he also becomes wishy washy. And he said things to himself. So there is a possibility I will enter paradise even if I don't accept Islam. You have not helped Islam, and you will not help.
Maybe in the end better, Monica Luffy.
So you said oh my people indeed I am to you a clear warner. What is he telling them saying? Worship Allah fear Him and obey me. That's all. This isn't the whole hour. This is the whole deal, including Islam. Worship Allah fear Him, and obey the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam anything else in solitary? Every other verses?
All of the Prophet said, fear Allah and obey me.
Not because I want to be above you not because I want to be made king. Not because I want to dominate the earth. Because I am a messenger of Allah. And you need to obey me in order to obey Allah subhanaw taala Correct. Obedience of Allah requires
obedience of the messengers are in salatu salam as Allah's photolysis
Allah rasool Allah
whoever obeys the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has Allah give these verses to the Quran. Let's see what they have to say about them. Whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed Allah, how will you obey the messenger? If you don't believe in the Hadith and you only believe in the Quran? Right?
Everyone know the Quran lights? Raise your hand.
The Quran writes, everyone knows them. The Quran writes, we mentioned them a lot before the group who say that we only believe in Quran and we don't believe in the Sunnah. Yeah, everyone knows them. I think they don't
give value to the hottie.
Yeah, he's 100.
He died. But he was one of the I think, maybe the major leader of the group. Anyway, they claim that we only follow the code by the way, they're not only in the Indo
Indian continent. They are in many places. They're in Egypt also saying we don't believe in Hadith we only follow the Quran, garbage, pure garbage. Man up Allah Sula, Allah, what is the answer? There are many
simple arguments to refute what they are saying. Either way, no Holly Solomon's telling them three things, simple things. And in other verses, it makes it even simpler and Allah as it mentions about saying,
he was sent to them to say to them worship Allah. and worshipping Allah means worshiping Allah only not worshiping Allah in addition to the idols, worshiping Allah and only Allah subhanaw taala here, worship Allah, fear Him, and obey me obey the messenger, because the messenger Peace Be Upon Him is the one who is going to show you the way to live that religion, right? He's the best example for you to emulate. As
one of the believers
he was a walking of you love the Quran, my dear Quran, friends, you want the Quran. We want the best who emulated and lived and implemented the Quran, Allah, His Prophet Muhammad, Allah is Allah and his sunnah and his Sera.
So similarly, here, worship Allah subhanaw taala fear Him and obey me.
The purpose My dear brothers and sisters of religion
If a Westerner or a non Muslim tells you? What is the purpose of religion, I am a disbeliever in religion, all religions, what's the purpose behind religion?
Some brothers and sisters are mistaken to say the purpose of religion is to refine our manners, and to be good people.
That's one of the important goals of religion, but that's not the first goal.
Is that clear? The first one is worshiping Allah. It's the first and the most important thing because all
All good manners.
That's one thing. But all good manners without faith is useless as we've spoken before.
So the first thing is the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. Not only that, when you answer that way, they have a ready answer, and a very good answer that say, Well, look at me, I'm not hurting anybody. I don't see. I love everyone I love good for everyone.
I'm already that way. So I don't need religion, period, what do
you have nothing to say.
So the first goal of religion is not to refine manners. This is a second goal, or let us say, a subsequent goal of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. But the first one is, who do you worship? And are you worshiping Him without partners? are you worshiping the one and only God? And are you associating partners with him, following that, refining of manners, and this is the meaning of the saying of Prophet Muhammad was in to the autonomy of Allah caramel. Indeed, I was sent to perfect and to refine good manners.
It's almost as if he's saying, the whole reason for coming, is good manners. Definitely. They go hand in hand.
You cannot, technically and you should not have one without the other. Right. And that's why we said manners without faith and faith without manners to extreme extremes that are unacceptable.
But the first goal is the worship of Allah. Otherwise, as they say,
everyone worships the way they please.
I remember someone and this is an extreme, but they used to say that I experienced God, when I go out to the ocean.
This is beautiful, but only worshipping him, are you worshiping the one and only Allah subhanaw taala.
Otherwise, everyone just worship in the way they want. This is what they want precisely. Everyone loves everyone worship the way they please, everyone will experience love in a different way. No, there's the one and only God and this one way to worship Him. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala set the messengers, to guide the people to the Lord, to tell the people about Allah to describe Allah to the peoples so that they can know their Lord, and so that they can love him, so that they can worship Him, and so that they can live their life according to what pleases Him and so that they can avoid everything that he has prohibited for them. It is for the every good. The number one goal
is the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. And Allah, what the who, who worship Allah subhanaw taala and that naturally should guide you to fearing him, to fear His punishment, to fear him as he is the greatest and he is the most magnificent and he is the omnipotent, to fear him and therefore to only do what He has commanded, and to avoid all that which he has prohibited.
Fear Allah subhanho wa Taala one of the greatest goals of getting to know Allah subhanaw taala and worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala otherwise, what is the meaning of knowing Allah subhanaw taala or worshiping Him without fearing him? No. And that word Allah would
follow all of his commands and avoid these prohibitions, what are your own and obey me obey the messenger,
the other fella
He, Allah will forgive you of your sins, and delay you for a specified term. So what is the goal and what do you when?
And what do you gain out of worshiping Allah subhanaw taala and fearing him, he will forgive you of your sins, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala forgive our sins, He will forgive you of your sins, and delay you for a specified term.
What more do these people want, other than the forgiveness of sins, you're coming to become?
My dear brothers and sisters, one of the things which we mentioned most may be in our prayers and in our dua, O Allah forgive our sins. And sometimes it's even the only related to
asking for the victory of Allah subhanaw taala as the prophets, this may upon themselves and those who fought with the Prophets
when they said Robina
what is Serafina? What can beat up
Catherine it's all related.
Allah forgive our sins and our transgressions in our affairs and make our foothold firm and grant us victory over the disbelieving people. It's all related. A Muslim constantly desires forgiveness of sins, and Satan no Halley's Salem is reminding them, that you have so many sins, and you have drowned yourself in sins, and in all sorts of prohibitions prohibited by God, Allah Almighty,
worship Him, and fear Him and follow me, and he will forgive those sins for you. In other words, he will forgive those sins that you have done before coming to the religion before submitting to Allah subhanaw taala and that's why Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said that Islam experience everything before it. Correct as when
the last was paying the pledge to Prophet Muhammad, Allah, Allah and before shaking his hand.
He held it. And Prophet Muhammad Salim said,
What's the matter? Where are you not giving the pledge.
He said, I have a condition. The condition is that Allah forgives all of my past sins, Prophet, Muhammad salah, tell them, Don't you know that entering Islam, experience all of your past sins, ALLAH forgive our sins
You notice in the Arabic he said the mean,
he will forgive you off your sins, scholars different about this mean?
Some considered it
not to add Meaning.
Meaning it is He will forgive your sins. Forgive all of your sense. Other scholars and linguists considered it to be a mental barrier, meaning, the usual use of men
is the preposition of something off. It's like a part of taking a part of something nothing. But taking a part of something. You say men from this, you're not taking the whole thing you're taking part of it. And based on that, they said, the forgiveness of sins that is promised here is not forgiveness of all sins, but forgiveness of the sins. Maybe let's say that they had done before they entered the religion so there's not all sales, but part of their sins, or the sins which Allah subhanaw taala has promised He will forgive them. We know for instance, that many things in Islam expiate sins, and maybe all sins, but even when we say all sins, we're not talking about all sins,
major sins and minor sins. We're only talking about minor sins will Allah Allah because major sins require
no minor sins requires that is constant is the father and Shama will experience minor sins, major sins require?
Repentance, right, major sins require sincere repentance, things like drinking alcohol and fornication and adultery and consuming the the, the wealth of an orphan or this major disobedience and insolence towards parents. All of this requires sincere repentance, mere is far is not enough. This is the difference
means a new book means a new vehicle,
when you imagine a monster Musa and something else, and he will delay you for a specified term.
This also may mean different things.
The popular explanation of this, he'll delay you for a specified term.
But we know the term he's saying it's a specified term. So how will he delay them? How is their delay when terms are specified? And set in stone? Right.
Maybe those terms are not very precise. Okay, major and minor.
And this is the second meaning of mentioned.
But the first unpopular explanation of scholars of Tafseer is that Allah subhanaw taala will delay you for a specified term even though he delayed you. He delayed you to that term which was specified in the first place and I'll explain that.
delaying them means delaying the punishment
which is specified for them if they continue in their cover.
If they continue in their disbelief that Allah is going to
punish them with a painful punishment, right?
And this painful punishment, according to many scholars is no too far is the flood. Okay? That's why
the first verse about warning them before a painful punishment comes to them. Two major sayings for the scholars. One is that it is the punishment in the dunya, which is the flood, and the other is the punishment of the fire and alcohol. And some scholars said, both meanings apply in the end of the first verse.
Of course, of course, but the idea is that
much longer 1000s of years later also, then they would have the dunya punishment as well as the punishment of Akela. So they can both apply to a lien. And therefore, while you are here, Camila Julian Musa could mean that Allah subhanaw taala, if you believe the condition and the caveat is faith, with faith, you will be delayed
to a specified term to your normal death.
To your normal death, the what was going to happen to you without relieving which is the punishment of the dunya Allah azza wa jal has delayed for you is that clear is the meaning clear. So the idea is where you can call me legend Musa, he will forgive your sins, and he'll delay you for a specified term, it means he protected you from the shore
punishment which will come to you if you continue in this belief, clear. So he will delay the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. In other words, he will remove it from you, he will delay you, He will keep you without punishing you in the dunya until the specified term until your normal death arrives.
This is the popular explanation. The other possible explanation Allahu Allah is that it is a reference like the mother said, to certain aspects of other and that is
that good deals, and specifically Scylla to Russian.
So let's talk about
connecting with your kin and your family. Very important.
Connecting with your kin and your family is so important that it is a major reason for increasing provision. You want the added risk, you want a higher salary, you want a better job, connect with your kin, call your long lost sister, you haven't called the news, talk to that uncle,
whom you have abandoned after you had that little quarrel or that argument and so on.
If you want to add to this, and you want a longer life,
you want long life connect with your kin. But then one may ask but
life is specified.
It is written in the preserve tablet that Allah subhanaw taala will keep me alive for 54 years
or 472 or 425. Allah Subhana Allah has written this for me. So how can you make me live longer? Isn't that a change of other?
The answer Allahu Allah
is that there is a difference between the other which is established and written in the Preserved Tablet in a luxury food
and in the other
or partial cut up which is revealed to some of the angels.
And similarly, the which comes down on Leila,
on a yearly basis.
Allah subhanaw taala has written for you to live let's say 65 years. And indeed, you will therefore, as long as that's what is written for you, you will not go beyond that year 65 will come on that specific day that he has specified you will die
and this is what is written in the preserve tablet. But what will happen is and as the angels right, even when you are born, or Allah, male or female, His provision, his age and so on, right upon 42 days, passing from the time of the
note from the time of the drop of water, having the zygote from that time, or 42 days after that. Allah Subhana Allah sends the angels and those angels right
I asked Allah Allah Is it male or female this and that
to the end of the famous Hadith,
this color they are writing Maybe Allah subhanaw taala tells them to the angels right for him 50 years, though it is written in
but they are told 50 This is the base,
maybe people in the financial
industry can can understand it that way, this is the base okay. And then there are add ons after that the base life is 50 years, and then your life may increase based on your deeds, but the base you have been given 50 Someone else who has he has been given his 20 or 30, you have been given the base of 50, ultimately you will live to 65. Because that includes what you will do, that includes all of the add ons, the 50 was given without the add ons
50 years as a base, and then it may increase based on what you do, will you connect with your kin? Or will you cut them off, if you cut your ties with them, you only have the base, you have not prolonged it at all, if you connected with your kin, you called your good to your parents, you call your uncles and your brothers and sisters and your cousins and so on, you are given more like you were given five years, the next few years you cut them, no add ons, the next 10 years you read the Hadith, or you heard about it, and you remember that we said Subhan Allah, I have not been good with my kin, and he went back and you call them and you connected with them, you're given another five
years and so on to the end of your life.
And then it turns out, you were given 15 extra years for the connecting that you did with your kin or maybe for in general good deeds that you have done. Therefore, your life was extended,
even though in the Preserved Tablet it was always the same 65 Because that included all of the adults and what you were going to do is this concept clear.
Is it clear or not?
this can be deduced from the saying of Allah subhanaw taala Allah who
were used to be to wonder who will kidnap was one of the Allah may erase or obliterate whatever He wills and he may confirm whatever He wills and
with him is the mother of the book. And this is the
multitap is in the situation, the Preserved Tablet, young who
will use it means it's almost like there's other which is changing, but not exactly changing with respect to the limited knowledge of the angels, but not changing with respect to the ultimate an immutable knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala is that clear.
So this is what the brother may have meant by major and minor, okay. This meaning
may also be deduced from this
young fella coming to become when you become Muslim, when you submit to Allah subhanaw taala and you do what is required, and they will obey say,
command them to connect with their kin. So that may delay them, meaning prolong their life. And in fact the mother mentioned the Hadith the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, whoever loves that Allah azza wa jal increase their provision and extend their life that let them connect with their kin
or with their family. He mentioned this hadith here. And he said this could also have a similar meaning and delay you for a specified term. Indeed, the time set by Allah when it comes will not be delayed if you only knew.
So now he tells them again another warning.
Now he's telling them
he will delay you for that specified term. When the term comes the specified term of Allah subhanaw taala. It will not be in any way extended, he believed you to that specified term. And when the time comes, you have no chance of coming back or repenting or asking for forgiveness. That term will not change by Allah.
Maybe they think
on my deathbed when my soul is about to leave my body, I will submit to Allah subhanaw taala. No, it's too late. Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said there are two conditions for the acceptability of repentance, one
the sun rising from the West, or from the east,
from the West, or from the north, from the West, when the sun rises from the West, it's over. Game over this game of dunya in on the arcade when your children are playing this game over dunya over, the game is over the game of life is over Allah, it's only a game.
Game over or the other condition.
Right, when the soul approaches the throat, and the person starts to cough because of it, this is called the heart once you get to
That's it no more repentance, similar to the repentance of
why was it not accepted? Because his soul was already leaving his body and he was drowning, too late. It's not acceptable. He's telling them in Agile, Allah either Jah now, you know, going to Tana moon, if you only knew. In other words, if you only knew
you would have acted in a way that would save you from the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala, you would have acted in a way that shows you know that when the time comes, you will not be delayed, as Allah subhanaw taala said, when you fear Allah Who enough sin either
Allah subhanaw taala will not delay a soul. If it's time comes, it's too late. Then my brothers and sisters, before you are on your deathbed, and you are regretful, and you cannot move. And you are feeling the time has come. And you are replaying your whole life and thinking oh my god,
it's over. What did I do in my life? I wasted before getting to that situation and that regrets, do something now while you are capable. Because at that time, it's too late. When the time of Allah subhanaw taala comes, it will not be delayed. It's a specified term that he has specified and commanded and he is the All Knowing how much time approximately
He said, My Lord, indeed I invited my people to truce night and the Allahu Akbar.
And we say Oh Allah, we have invited our people to Truth
for half an hour.
And he says night and day.
Even if I say Oh Allah, I've invited my people night and day for a home week.
Allah night and day, for a whole week you're calling to Allah, Masha, Allah, you are,
what is equal to you.
Not Satan and
Satan. I know how they Salam says, I call to them. And I invited them to truth night and they they would have been enough.
Even the night or know, like a salon.
Even the night, the time when you should rest and relax, you're calling them
to Allah subhanaw taala when they think oh, well, yeah, he was encouraged because he saw the 1000s of people entering into Islam.
We see seen 1000s entering in Islam and we are sleeping, know how they say Ramses 000
and turn Islam and his calling on the night and day, night and the night and day.
Can you imagine this? What seriousness and
where are they? Where are the colors to Allah? subhanaw taala? How much have we called people to Allah Subhana Allah, Allah who we've done nothing but his existence, even though we
are also messengers. We are the messengers, the followers of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
are we not? Prophet Muhammad Salim was sent to all people but he died at a Salatu Salam is not here. So how will his Dawa go how will this message we spent a few the followers of Muhammad Salim do not spread it. You and I have to spread it. We have to spend time calling people to Allah, Allah and telling him about the message you
and I are the messengers after him.
Then what is the meaning of the verse call heavy use of EDI, Allah, Allah
subhana wa Bucha kin, what is the meaning of those verses brothers and sisters, if we do not call to Allah subhanaw taala as the prophets peace be upon them all did, and this is
last month, Allah tells us what he told Prophet Muhammad wa salam to tell the people
say this is my way I invite to Allah with insight, I am those who follow me
on to the followers of of apostles, as he is inviting to Allah 108 So that use of
the three to four, this is my way I invite to Allah, He tells him say, This is my way I invite to Allah with insight. And those who follow me, an exalted is Allah and I am not of those who associate others with him. So it means he SallAllahu Sallam is calling to Allah azza wa jal
and he says, I am those who follow me. So if you claim to be a follower of Prophet Muhammad, you will call to Allah subhanahu wa taala.
say, a few scream to Allah Allah, then follow him salah, follow me, in other words, the prophets of Allah
and Allah azza wa jal, we love you. We claim to love Allah we have to follow Rasul Allah, if we follow the Sunnah Allah will call to his religion, we love Him and we love the message that He died for, and he strove for. Then we will call to Allah subhanaw taala in the same fashion,
otherwise, our love, or our claim of loving him, is false. It's not genuine. How many times have we called to ALLAH SubhanA? Have we called my candy? When we see 10s of people entering Islam, people are entering Islam in droves.
But no, Hadees salaam says zero.
And he's calling night and day, night and the night and day, for how long? For 10 years? For 50 years. 950 years, I cannot. Beyond it's beyond our we have difficulty thinking about living for another two years, much less calling and doing for 950 years, look for an hour a day, night and day, night and day, night and day. And then
guided people can he put on his resume?
Maximum at this is the maximum. There are other things as low as 1010. Or let's say 80. Let's be optimistic. 80 people
accepted his call
950 divided by 80. That's that less than one less than 10 in a year.
Allahu Akbar in 100 years sorry, less than one in 100 years, less than one or less than 10. Less than 10 in 100 years. Right?
If every 100 years he gets 10. He'll have 100 by 1000. So in 100 years, he gets less than 10. It means in 10 years, you get less than 110 years of Dawa night and day to get less than a person a fraction of a person. enter Islam
Allahi wa salam. What kind of Dawa is this? While he is the father of Dawa. He's the father of that.
We need to learn from him.
We need to follow Him.
We need to
give our life to the hour as he has given his life to the
night and they
he says but my invitation increased the not except in flights. And in a version.
He called on the Mountain Day and invited them to Allah subhanaw taala in the best ways, but his invitation only increased them in flight and aversion and turning away from him.
Imam Qatada says
what they used to do, and it looked at the extent of their arrogance.
The father would bring his son to know Halloween Salem, and he would say to him, see the smile
Don't dare LISTEN to Him, He will lead you astray. And he'll turn you away from the way of your fathers and your forefathers.
And I remember this is the father speaking to his son. And I remember what my father used to bring me and say the same thing to me. And now I am saying it to you. So Subhanallah, the, the, you have these three generations, all collaborating against new honey syrup, the son, his father and his grandfather, oh, turning away from the call of new Halle Sullivan, not only that, coming in front of him and saying something like this, how does that make the color feel?
But that does not in any way, dissuade him from the dollar, that Allah Subhana Allah has commanded him with Allahu Akbar. Look at the patients in Dallas. Now you know the importance of patients and our patients when you enjoin good and forbid evil, do you expect to call people to Allah? And for that, to be surrounded by roses?
There needs to be patience with me.
Otherwise, how do you claim you are part of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam? Yes, I'm a follower of Mohammed, Salah and part of his own Allahu Akbar. Have you ever enjoying good Lord forbid, evil? Me you call call us?
A non Muslim? Have you tried to guide and advise a Muslim?
Otherwise you do not deserve to be part of the Mozilla what is that which Allah subhanaw taala has raised the status of this and made it the best among nations.
Joining good and forbidding evil
you are the best nation
brought out to people
what do you do?
That will not be liable for it and how?
You enjoin good and forbid evil and you believe in Allah.
So the the greatness of this OMA stems from belief in Allah and enjoying good and forbidding evil, when you don't do that.
Then how can you be so proud to be part of the ummah?
The importance of Dawa is precisely that.
And patients in it. Brothers and sisters don't give up.
Never give up
on someone you are working on. Or a relative you have that as far away from Allah subhanaw taala you try this year, and it was what seemed useless and futile. Try next year.
Try the year after keep trying. Don't ever stop. Don't ever despair. You never know when Allah subhanaw taala will open their heart, you'll never know. It's maybe after 17 years.
But at least better late than never. I know some of the brothers where I work they didn't used to pray and we used to advise them every prayer time
to come and pray go and do will do and pray it will not take 510 minutes it will not affect your work Wallahi and so on every pray
every day next day, why don't you come and pray inshallah
to seek the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala you know, continuous
in this way, every day we remind them
and the brothers try to remind them, why don't you come and pray and so don't ever despair, of course, that it came to a point where they started saying
you know, we will remind each other Did you call so and so to come and pray and they start laughing?
We know his situation he never comes with when asking him daily for the last six months. Non despair, keep trying what Allah has some of those started praying. Eventually they started praying and they started coming somehow or other Allah subhanaw taala will open their heart. Just do your job. And if you're starting to find it difficult, remember, honey Sana, Allah He this experience will humble you. When you think lightened the for 950 years, Allah Akbar and I am you know, becoming despair after I tried twice. Subhanak yellow
but my invitation increase them not except in flight aversion. It's only Jani calling them only made them run away more and more. And indeed, every time I invited
them that you may forgive them. In other words, every time I invited them, what did he invite them with? What did he encourage them with? What was the enticement for them? That allow me forgive you? What more do we want to accept this as signals to his people, when they said Bring on the punishment of Allah? He said the academy structural
Allah Allah come to hammam, why do you not seek forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala so that maybe he will have mercy upon you instead of hastening the punishment upon you.
Allah, Allah Allah.
Here he says, Every time I invited them that you may forgive them. In other words, the reason for my calling and the encouragement I gave them and so that you may forgive them.
Jah Jehan woo saga.
Not only did he do this Dawa have almost nothing to say. I mean, you can imagine, in 10 years, he didn't get one. So 10 years have passed is doing now on a daily basis.
Surely the people must have said to him?
are you troubling yourself? You have been calling us for the last 10 years. Nobody followed you, and you keep doing what you're doing?
How much? They are the pain that must have caused him to hear something like this? Not a single convert in 10 years. We have 1000s of converts maybe now per year, in different lands? By the grace of Allah subhanaw taala. Here No, not only is he doing Dawa, and not only are they not accepting it, they're mocking Him. In the worst ways. Have you ever experienced what signal had a certain experience? Have you ever done that to someone and he was so against your data that he put his fingers in his ears?
Will you call him to Allah the next day? Well, Allah, He will not you will look at him or insult him in your insult his father and his mother will say, Forget you, I'm wasting my time with you.
When you come to him in the night, after the day, when you come to on the next day,
and call him again to Allah subhanaw taala. And then again, he'll put his fingers in his ears.
They will put their fingers in their ears, and they covered themselves with their garments. And they persisted. In other words, they're insistent upon their disbelief. And we're arrogant with great arrogance, Allahu Akbar. This is the way of the disbelieving for the people who want to live their life in their own way. They don't want the do's and the don'ts. They don't want anyone to our say above them or over them. They want to live their life their own way. They want to dominate. They want to follow their vain desires. They were so arrogant, they put the fingers in their ears. And he doesn't get any more ignorant than that.
Listen to me, you like what I say? Follow it. You don't like what I say.
But putting your fingers in your ears, not wanting to hear in the first place what I have to say.
Doesn't get any more close minded than that. Similar to the case of profile.
When he came to me, the Prophet SAW Salem, and people had watched him be where he's a magician. He's a poet. He's going to put you in a trance. Beware of listening to him, because he made this way Do you like him this way that others
and this is what he did. And he went and he put cotton in his ears, so that he can not hear what Prophet Muhammad wa sallam has to say. And then he was intelligent. And he did what Herceptin knifes and he held himself accountable.
And he said to himself, What are you doing? You are an intelligent man. You're a poet. You are eloquent.
And you have intelligence,
and intellect. Hear what the man has to say. If it's good,
if it's bad, leave it.
Where are you putting the cotton in your ears in the first place? It's evidence of the fact that you
are not convinced of what you have. Listen to what he has to say. And this is what he did. And he went and he listened to what he has to say Salah
and I said, Well, I this is great. This is excellent. And he bore witness and there is no God worthy of course
about Allah and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is his slave Servant and Messenger and he became a must. And this is what the intelligent do.
But like the people have moved, they put their fingers in their ears was shown.
They took their clothes and they cover their heads with it.
In addition to putting their their fingers in their ears look at that, if to what extent they're against what they have to say what lie my brothers and sisters, we haven't pasted one,
not a fraction of this.
Imagine during the hour to someone, and then they put the clothes on their their head, they don't want to see. And the scholar said this can have two meanings. Either that they are covering themselves because they don't want to even see you're looking at you. And the other meaning which is equally acceptable is that they're putting the cause over their heads in an extra effort not to hear what you have to say.
seems like part of someone's imagination, this is what they used to do.
They would cover
with their clothes was stuck shelfie about
what someone was sick. And they persisted and were arrogant with great arrogance.
And refused to listen to what's going on honey Selim had to say. He says then I invited them publicly. In other words, he had invited them before
secretly as Prophet Muhammad Salim used to do in the first three years of that one, and after that, it became
public, right? Allah Subhana Allah said in the Quran first
means go out and be vociferous about it. Okay, say it publicly and openly. First, go out and
spread that which you have been commanded with.
So here, now he says when I invited them public
so he has used also different forms is the father of Dawa Allah. He has done
that dollar and secret, he has done it publicly, he went out, and he called on people in front of others, it was no longer a secret. So he invited them publicly.
Then I announced to them and also conveyed confided to them secretly
announced to them, according to some of the
men that he shouted out that
not only was he public about it, he shouted it out, okay.
To people, is similar to what Prophet Muhammad wa sallam did on Mount Safa, okay.
Also, possibly, Imam Savani relates that this is a third form of dharma. The first one is set in secret. The second one is in public. And the third one is a combination of secret and public.
Sometimes in secret to those where it may be wiser to do that one secret with and to the others where it was wiser to do it publicly, you would do it publicly with. So this is almost like a third stage in publicly and secretly at the same time, we used all three forms, look at the innovation and and this is very much important and required today, my brothers and sisters. And another beautiful example is him Ali Salam, who was one of the most innovative in his dharma.
breaking up the statue and saying, the other Saturday, the other one?
the stars, were looking at the stars and looking at the sun and the moon. And he said, This is my Lord. And then when they left he said, Oh, I don't like the ones who depart. And then he looked to the moon and he said, This is my Lord. And then when the moon departed, he said, I don't like the ones who depart and then he did the same with his son, and so on. Showing them how can these be our Lords when they are departing one after another, right
because the people
He was calling where people who worship the staff. This is innovation in power. And nowadays we have all the ways my brothers and sisters do that all over the internet do Dawa with books do with our with speeches.
Do it in different ways. Talk to them about their religion talk to them about Islam they're different ways different people require different things
Be innovative about the the ways you tell them about Allah subhanaw taala. They were innovative in their time nowadays we should we should be innovative in this now. But it is when that becomes a real concern for me, as it was a concern for profit Salaam and the rest of the prophets of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So here he is using even the different ways publicly and privately and both together everything that he can do.
Notice my brothers and sisters,
that all of these verses from the beginning of verse five
Prophet know how this fella was complaining to his Lord,
how much we need to complain to our Lord.
He's complaining to his Lord, how much is the hour is done.
And people are not answering
and people are turning away. And
as other prophets have done, such as Prophet Musa alayhis salam, they want to elongate and prolong the conversation with Allah subhanaw taala. Does Allah azza wa jal not know all of this? He knows. But as Prophet Jehovah is Salam said in school, but the washers kneel Allah, I complain about my sadness and grief to Allah subhanahu wa taala. He's telling him things he knows that this is a perfectly acceptable way of doing dua, not only by saying the DUA O Allah guide them,
saying what you have done, or Allah, I have tried with this person day and night, it's no problem. He knows. This is part of your complaint to him, and Allah azza wa jal loves that we complain to him. We complain to every other Joe Schmo that can do nothing for you.
You can find them and you complain to them.
The best way they can do for you and say, Hello.
They say husband alone, or their brother, rely on Allah depends on Allah. You're going to people have patients who will tell you to go back to Allah
to Allah in the first place, and complain to him, and tell him look, Mohan Salam is telling Allah Subhana Allah precisely, Oh Allah, my lord, indeed, I have invited my people to choose night and day. But my invitation increase the market acceptance. Allah knows this. But it's part of the complaint. And it's part of loving and enjoying complaining to Allah. And he continues, but my invitation increased the month into acceptance. And indeed, every time I invited them, that you may forgive them, they put their fingers in their ears covered themselves with their garments persisted and what arrogant arrogance. Then I invited them publicly.
He's telling him the whole story. Then I invited them publicly, then I announced to them and also confided to them secretly, the end of the verses. He's complaining to Allah subhanaw taala. And Allah He has every right to complain to Allah subhanho wa taala. For
the difficulties that he has faced and and the the brutal persistence and arrogance of his people who have turned away from him who have not accepted his Dawa. May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us and may Allah subhanaw taala help us to the Dawa to the calling of the
message of Islam and sha Allah, Baraka Luffy come wa hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad
Are there any questions or comments? Yes, the brother had one long back Yes.
Exactly. But there are many American communities that can religious
people who are not contacted by dying, yes, they are not even introduced to Islam. Allah is just
justice for everyone.
How they are going to be accounted for in the
since we answered this yesterday,
we spoke a lot at one of the brothers that was there yesterday can answer the question
on how it works
but he will test something right we will test them okay the what is the
foundation for this concept that
we have to remember because you will need this in the hour all the time because the non Muslims will ask you the same question and your Muslims will ask you the same Allah subhanaw taala said one couldn't learn what the veena
does not for us to punish until We have sent a messenger it means if the message has not come to them at all, they've not even heard of Islam, okay.
Allah subhanaw taala will not punish them until he tests them on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will test them on the Day of Judgment in a way to decide whether they will believe or disbelieve and whether they will be of the people of paradise or whether they will be able to people if in fact, this is they have not received the message at all. If they have received the message even minorly Allahu Allah. There may be some scholarly difference about this but Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim said on the authentic hadith that if any Judeo Christian hears about me and does not believe in me, then he will be able to people hellfire.
of course, very first we need to know all of this brothers so that when we are doing our we are doing it with knowledge, okay Prophet Muhammad Al Salam said whoever hears of me or the door Christian and does not believe in me then he will be of the people of hellfire will not be accepted from them. Okay? But if you as you give the example people who are completely out of touch with the world, okay with Islam, out of touch with Islam out of touch with any concept of ALLAH messenger named Muhammad, Allah, then Allah will not punish them until he does not because as you said rightly is the most just and he's the most merciful. Okay, well if the message has been received by them, or
they've heard of Prophet Muhammad salah they know about Islam, and they didn't care to learn more about love Allah
is not accepted of them only thing accepted is the religion of Islam, Allah Tala and this rule this ayah is a rule from which you can draw parallels to other
concepts even though the concept itself has been mentioned specifically.
But the idea is good evidence even for the situation let's say of an ill person or a mentally retarded person that cannot understand or take the message in the first place will you be punished you cannot distinguish between good and evil he's like a little child right. So that person's
conclusion will be the same Allah subhanaw taala will test them on the same judgment Okay.
Very important rule the only that you can
that is that is used in
concept based on the infinite justice of Allah
don't try to go after it also there is nothing
enjoy saying I don't know
to a question like this.
I don't know something authentic like that.
He does what he pleases
that will be shown to them.
But the point here is that you're just not doing justice. Exactly.
Exactly. We may not have done it justice, right.
let's take a look
at the kid
starts with your parents. Of course parents are the only their own category technically, but they're also part of it. Okay.
Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said, and the authentic hadith. Get to know your lineage
is so that you can practice letter.
So it means
go beyond the usual effort to learn your lineages so that you can apply cetera
but this is very important and it's an important concept is don't stick to your uncle's your aunts, your brothers and sisters, your cousins.
Try to maybe learn more about the rest of the family so that you can also practice a little
bit maybe irreligious. Very good. This is a chance for you for
look at your irreligious relatives, brothers and sisters as a beautiful opportunity for now
of their religious there is no doubt
they're irreligious there's a very good chance for that. And you be the one
to dominate the discussion.
dominate the discussion and you bring about religion, don't wait for them to bring it about. You bring it about, wait for the right opportunity and jump in with a hadith jump in with an iron. No.
No, you shaking your head
cannot be done.
For me, tell me
can be done with others saying it cannot be done.
It's difficult. Don't be shy when we are discussing it now.
What? You face some issue?
I don't think so.
No, I don't
wait for that opportunity. Jump in.
And don't let them come out without
It's very easy to just wait for that moment. So that it doesn't seem that you are you know, giving them a lecture
with other adults if you know your verses, and you know your Hadith, they'll be talking about dunya in general. And you'll find the right jumping point. You jump in with a Khalifa and and it goes like that. Well I just recently
friends of someone I know that say all the age about 50 or 60.
They believe in a God.
They were born quote unquote Muslim Subhan Allah.
May Allah guide them.
And we were talking about general things and so on.
The age of my father, my grandfather, when we're talking about things, and I don't know what it was or how it came about.
Either I jumped in with a hadith or he asked the question, what my brother's the next two hours we were talking about the Quran completely. Okay, and about evolution and about the existence of God, and the different ideas and the scientific miracles in the Quran. Two hours, I didn't expect it.
And the the interesting thing about the brother is that, though he is he seems fairly misguided.
He does have a desire to know, he's not just you know, listening and, you know, putting his fingers in his ears. No, he's asking questions. He's saying, Tell me what is the answer to this, he wants something logical, almost like he wants something logical because he's a logical man, so that he can be convinced, but he hasn't found it yet. So don't ever pass it up with your colleagues, with your bosses, with your subordinates, with your relatives, Muslim and non Muslim. Whenever you find the opportunity, don't be ashamed. Jump in with an eye or Hadith or a saying or a wisdom. You know, a lot of times they'll tell you about some wisdom.
Okay, and then you find it is much better
expressed in the Hadith.
If you know the Hadith, you'll be able to relate it if you don't know the Hadith, the importance of learning the Quran and the Hadith.
I have to send it I know I've been busy.
But the point is that he was saying not to get caught up in
telling him that I was
disappointed, responsible. He's become an agency. His mother is Christian and he's become an atheist.
And raised me not to go deep into the space of
You know, I actually didn't send him a paragraph of,
you know, explaining that the logical conclusion is that there is a God that is illogical to say that there is no God.
And then he came up with this whole argument.
The point is that,
here we see profit and loss. Okay? Repeating and going. He is consistent, persistent.
Now, if he does go into disposable, it means that he is thinking is he's trying to, he's come to a position where he's thinking about five issues. If I was to, like, try to negate that, isn't that a defeatist? No, no, no, maybe maybe you misunderstood me.
When you are calling an atheist, or a, someone who is you know, in all of philosophy in general, I'm not saying don't answer him logically. No, in fact, this conversation I was telling you about this one, it is all logic. I'm trying to show him how logical the Quran and Sunnah how much it makes sense. There's a difference between showing that Islam is logical, and going into deep philosophical arguments that are useless, and that they concoct
in order to dissuade people from Islam, such as questions like, you know, they'll ask a question, Can God create a rock so heavy, that he cannot carry it himself?
Kind of ludicrous, stupid question is this. Okay, of course, and it's blasphemous.
If you say yes, he can create it, that means you create a rock and he cannot carry it, you have said that God Almighty is weak. And if you say he cannot create such a rock, you are also saying that he is weak? This is a it's not an applicable question in the first place. There are certain types of questions that are not
they don't make sense in the first place that you cannot ask it. Okay.
So these types of philosophical, they'll go into things like that, okay.
Try to stick to the logic of the Quran.
One of the examples that I told you about, for instance, when they say, Well, you know, what's the problem of God creating another God? He's all capable, is he not? So Why can he create a god?
These types of questions, this one is answered clearly, as when Allah's power now cannot be in the law. If there were gods besides Allah subhanaw taala, everything would go corrupt. Why, as in the other?
each God would then stick to his own reign.
And each block will try to become higher and more supreme than the other god. You'll have complete corruption and destruction, you will not have any world you won't have any organization, you will not have things working like clockwork, if you have many gods, this is a logical answer.
Everything would become corrupted, there was more than one god you cannot have it, because they'll try to destroy each other and to become supreme over one another. And this is not the case. So there can only be one God. This is a logical argument of the Quran. He didn't say he didn't pose the question. And then say,
if you don't believe here, this believer, he answered the question, he showed you the logic, but this is what I meant by don't go into deep philosophical arguments were you know, in the end it is useless and they are they will talk about the different concepts, okay, that they came up with. That is, that will not get you anywhere in the end.
Some of it, Mohamed Hassan Rouhani worked long part of his life to refute. Okay, you wrote a book called to halfway through philosopher, we're talking about, what,
eight to nine centuries ago, okay. He went deep into those philosophical arguments, to the extent that
he felt it became a little bit futile.
And in the end, as the story tells us, he died Buhari on his chest. After all, that he felt he wasted a lot of his time in useless philosophy. Okay, you went back to the Quran and the Hadith, and the way the Quran and the Hadith, teach and teach creed, and how to argue and to go back and forth and so this is what I meant by
Don't go there. But otherwise you have to answer logically you have to show them that the Quran in every way makes sense that the Hadith make sense in every way that it is logical and this is what makes sense right? But just avoid deep useless futile philosophical arguments and nonsensical nonsensical questions. They ask them things like that, then shall
Exactly. Based on that, how we should be motivated to do okay or strive hard to achieve certain things, for example, okay, our job is right now.
Like, okay, some people can think that okay, are my whiskey gonna
do that? No, I should not try to
sit at home.
Tell them that. You're not asking, right? They're asking. Tell them sit at home?
No, one minute, don't move. Don't do anything.
They will tell you
to know how will I get provisioned?
So go out and work and everything that happens to you, as well as the
things Allah subhanaw taala
or decrees without effort from you. And there are things you decrease through your efforts. Things you decrease without your effort, things like earthquakes, hurricanes,
meteorites, in the sky.
And things he affects and decrease through your efforts such as your provision, finding your wife
being successful learning gaining knowledge, this is things Allah azza wa jal is decreed for you through your efforts. Let us be concerned
with that which Allah subhanaw taala wrote
for us through our efforts and not wrote on us and we have no control over
the Imam Jaffa
you don't need to be shocked to know who is
you missed one generation, of course, obviously.
is the sixth Imam
is the son of Mohammed
who is the son of Palestine, the son of Jose. Okay.
The midheaven Jaffery technically is attributed to him.
Allah subhanaw taala wants
He wants things for us. And he wants things from us. It's a little bit clearer in Arabic, but those are the closest translation. Okay.
Why do people only preoccupy themselves with what Allah azza wa jal wants for them?
And don't pay attention to what Allah subhanaw taala wants from them. So Allah subhanaw taala wants something from you, and through your effort. Don't concern yourself with what Allah azza wa jal wants for you. And has nothing to do with your effort. And therefore it's out of your control. So when they ask you this questions, tell them okay.
Don't do a thing. Other than Tamia said, Wallahi. These liars
will say that everything is decreed.
And I have no control over anything. If they see their wife
if a man comes and enters into their wife in front of them, let them sit down and say this is the other of Allah Wallahi they will jump and kill that person.
They say everything is predestined, really good. Watch your wife in a situation with another man and say this is the other fella and sit back and watch.
Will they do that? Of course not.
There is another philosophy.
But there's what you are doing and your free will but he has given you. I asked you a simple question. And you can ask them also.
When you came to this room
Masjid did you feel a magical hand pushing you to come to the masjid?
when you decided which school you want to go to? Did you feel that something is pushing you towards this university or the school?
When you sinned against Allah subhanaw taala did you feel