Tafsir Juz 29 #33 – Al-Muddathhir 6
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I praise Allah Almighty and I send prayers and blessings upon the final messenger, the Beloved of Allah Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his noble family righteous companions and others that follow them the right guidance until the Day of Judgment
glory be to you Oh Allah, no knowledge of we accept that what you have taught us and did you are the All Knowing the all wise
we ask Allah subhanaw taala as he has brought us here together today to study the Quran to open our hearts to it and to make it an intercessor for us on the Day of Judgment in sha Allah
We continue with Sora
last time we came to the point where there was a conversation
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we came to the parks where there's a conversation between the people of paradise on the people of hellfire and we said that this is common in the Quran and here it is across
the these two boats okay there is a conversation within paradise is a conversation within within hellfire and here it is across maybe God knows what huge distance where the people of paradise are asking the people of hellfire what is it that caused you to enter
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the people of paradise, the people of hellfire
and notice Allah subhanaw taala call them again elementary they mean and we said before,
don't think because usually our minds go to the concept of a human crime in this dunya we only think about crimes of this dunya such as killing such as
use or things like that.
Crime here whenever I mentioned crime, the worst crime is associating partners with Allah subhanaw taala and this is the crime of hoppy which nowadays, they are trying to dilute. And to make it a matter of personal freedom. It is another personal freedom, freedom.
But it doesn't mean it's going to save you on the Day of Judgment. You're not free to choose
whatever he wants, you're free in the sense that no one's gonna force the correct path upon you, but you will be held accountable for
not worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. So, in that sense, it is not free, if you want to look at it that way in totality and therefore, the worst crime is that and this is why the other will fish nettle
fitna is worse than killing and fitna is what according to many of the companions in the cellar, it is nothing but associating partners with Allah subhanaw taala. It is nothing but spreading Kufa and disbelief, this is worse than killing. This goes against all common concepts that people have today, especially in light of the new religion, which is invading the world and that is the religion of secularism.
So therefore, what do they mean here?
You're going to know their characteristics very soon. And in what do they mean?
Asking them what puts you into the skin of Allah, maybe different
possibilities? What do they mean by this question? Are they making them regretful possible? This is what some of these concepts they are, they know precisely what is what it is that caused them to enter soccer. They're adding their regret.
You were posting and you were making fun before, and you were mocking at the believers. Here you are now what are you doing?
And it couldn't be.
Other things also, it may also be a question of amazement. What is it that leads you to enter Hellfire when Allah subhanaw taala is the Most Merciful when Allah azza wa jal forgives all sins, except this belief, what is it that caused you to enter soccer, when it could have been so easy to enter Paradise? Allah subhanaw taala is asking something easy over you. And that is to worship them alone and not associate any partners. And this is why in the authentic hadith, when the Nile on the Day of Judgment, was made to enter hellfire, and he was asked that when you save yourself by sacrificing everything you have in the dunya to save yourself from the hellfire. He says yes, Oh
Allah, He says you are a liar. Because I asked you for something much easier and you didn't do it. And that is to worship me without partners. It's easy, because you enter to enter into hellfire, when this is the situation, not Seneca. See,
the replay of the criminals
is very interesting. The first thing they mentioned.
They said, We were not of those who prayed.
Now here arises the question,
what is the sin that actually caused them?
What prevented them from entering paradise?
Right? Their major sin and the sin that Allah azza wa jal will not forget, is shift associate. This belief not worshiping in and so on. They didn't mention that. First. They mentioned prayer.
What can you
infer from that? Can you deduce anything from this?
The first thing they mentioned is prayer. But who cares? If they didn't pray? They were performing a worst sin. And that is this belief itself. It's like somebody saying, as part of the Verify was, well, we used to drink alcohol.
They had a much worse sin. If you see somebody drinking and is a non believer, will you tell them? You shouldn't drink? Allah forbids you to drink? No. Right? The first thing you're going to ask him for advice to him is that you should worship Allah. Right? Similarly with a Muslim, Muslim does not pray. And he's performing many other things. Will you advise him about that? If he's wearing a gold chain? And you later learned that he doesn't pray? Are you gonna tell him about the gold stream? That would be unwise, right? You attack the the major priorities when you're inviting here? They're saying with a new Supreme, what can you infer from this? This is the verse that many scholars said
is clear evidence the disbelievers are not only required to believe, but they're also required to perform some of the other obligations of show
areas such as prayer, such as, and other such things, it's not only this belief, this is the opinion of a good majority of scholars, and this is the proof. They are saying about themselves, we were not those who used to pray, and the next one
skin, nor did we use to feed the poor. And this is what a lot of scholars said is
it's not a charity because if they didn't give charity, they're not necessarily going to enter Hellfire because of it, it must be an obligation. So this second one also many scholars such as the cat, so they're basically saying, we did not use to pray and we did not use to give these are considered food. Okay, secondary items compared to the primary item, which is belief itself.
That means they're also instructed and held accountable for not praying. So their punishments will not only be for the fact that they just believe, but also because they did not pray and they did not give and they did not find and they did not perform Hajj and so on and so forth. Is that clear?
They are required to perform even some of the secondary items and obligations of Sharia. Okay.
This is clear from their reply. There's another verse that also gives you that meaning that we will find it for homework. I think we had homework recently no one answered it and no one reminded me also.
No one also remember what was the question?
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Surah the verse which was which tells us that the fire of this dunya is also a reminder of the fire of
Allah azza wa jal protects you and me from it. Allah subhanaw taala said, What in surah? Allah?
He said on page 772,
In verse 72, he says, is it you will produce it's three or 71? And have you seen the fire that will ignite the fire of this dunya? Is this you produce history? Or are we the producer, we have made it a reminder.
And provision for the travelers is a provision for the traveler, this is a benefit in the dunya. It's a reminder reminder, a reminder of the fire of Allah. Just clear, doesn't require any inferring if you're reading the Quran,
you will find it. It's a reminder of the Great Fire of how Allah doesn't protect us. So
here, now we have another homework question, find the other verse, where you may infer that the disbelievers are also required to perform some of the secondary items of Sharia and obligations of Sharia, after the primary obligation of belief. The question is clear, right? Another verse also, that can give you that meaning.
They pray and of course it doesn't, it doesn't play. The first thing is belief. But the fact that they are mentioning that we were not one of those who used to pray, this shows that
they were required to do it. And they didn't do it, they are giving the answers and of course he when they're answering any conversation and reply
is necessarily correct. Even though it's coming from the disbelievers is this clear?
Meaning you cannot say oh, they're disbelievers. So maybe they don't know what they're saying no. Now, if you're in a different stage, you're in a different level. Now you are in Alaska, they can only say what is correct
by the will of Allah subhanaw taala is that clear? This way Allah says about them
or when they say about themselves?
Now we see and we hear Allah azza wa jal now,
see and hearing and they are only able to say that which is okay. So they are saying which is,
which is not used to pray. This is what caused us to enter the hellfire, the first obligation after the obligation of belief is praying.
These believers so they need to
know but they're held accountable for not praying. This is the whole idea. This is the difference of opinion between scholars that we're talking about that most scholars said, this is the correct opinion. The question is, are disbelievers required or are held accountable for
There are obligations of Sharia after the primary obligation of belief. And most scholars said yes, and this is the proof.
They are held accountable. Here they're saying the reason one of the reasons we entered Sukkot is because we did not use to pray. So we are held accountable for that was the requirements the primary requirements of belief.
mousseline, we did not use to pray and this shows you the importance of prayer even for wisdom and this does not apply to unloosen. Right.
We cannot say that, this verse even though some may say that
this verse applies to the believers, all believers fear Allah subhanaw taala. Of course there Allah, it is it is the major obligation of Islam to pray. But this verse is not talking about the believers. Why?
Read on, read on verse 46, and we used to deny the Day of Recompense. A believer does not deny the Day of Recompense. This is only speaking about the disbelievers. There's plenty of warnings to the believers of leaving prayer, as in the Hadith, the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu earlier said, I'm saying that it is the difference between a believer and a disbeliever and so on. So they did not use to pray. And prayer My dear brothers and sisters is the number one obligation after the belief and the one the number one obligation that you are to call others to, after they become Muslim.
disruptive rather than German when he went to Yemen. The first thing you should call them to is that Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, if they agree to that, the next thing you should call them to is the five daily prayers. It is the connection, the fallout coming from the filler, it is the connection between us and Allah is the last thing a Muslim will lose. And if a Muslim loses their prayers, they've lost it on What connection do you have with Allah subhanaw taala anymore. And many scholars say that if a Muslim does not pray, he is a disbeliever, which
is a very dangerous issue. My dear brothers and sisters, number one thing is prayer. Concentrate on your prayers, your obligations. And then
the next level is praying your prayers in the masjid. Do the same with your relatives. Don't pick on the small things if you find out that the prayers themselves they're not doing. Are they sorry, I pray usually not all the time. Or I combined prayer sometimes at night. No, my dear brothers and sisters prayers is the number one thing.
If you lose it, you lose it all. The first thing we we are asked about the prayer as it is, well, if we perform that right, and everything else will follow suit, if we didn't perform as well, as everything else will be at the same level of that prayer. It is the standard, it's the gauge on saline, they will say we will not have those who prayed.
nor did we used to see the poor.
Always you find Subhanallah in the answers of the criminals in hellfire, and in different places in the Quran. There's always mentioned of the right of Allah and the right of his human servants upon you.
It's not only about fulfilling the rights of Allah, Allah upon us, it's about fulfilling the rights of these human beings, what under the skin, we did not use to feed the poor. This is part and parcel of our Islam, to worship Allah and to perform his rights
and to perform our obligations towards our fellow human beings, your fellow brothers and sisters in faith, they have rights upon
that we are supposed to fulfill here they did not use to feed the poor. And we said many scholars said this is a reference to the they're basically saying we did not use to pray and we did not give the data and it shows you that one of the things that Allah was rectifying
in the pagans of Mecca, when this Quran was revealed, is this issue of greed, of selfishness, of not helping the community of not being a positive elements in the society, of hoarding one's wealth, as was mentioned previously, also,
in data feeds, these are diseases that Islam seeks to rectify
this disease of greed, this disease of not wanting to help others and to to be good to others. Islam is all about being good to the creator and being good to the creation.
This is the summary of Islam.
The good to the good
either Allah subhanaw taala and be good to his creation.
Well, I'm not gonna scheme
And we used to enter into vain this course with those who engage in it,
is it engaging in everything discourse?
Not any vain discourse, like a specific veinous
is engaging in all kinds of false discourse about how to fill.
Okay? Basically, they are saying, anytime there was just some false speech, we used to enter in it and participate in without thinking, without judging, without trying to assess is this true? Or is this false? Anytime they hear anything, or they just take it, some of the people Subhanallah we are doing Dawa to
find any false argument from anywhere and throw it at you. They don't believe it. They know it's false. They know it doesn't make sense. They know it's ludicrous. They just want to say in any way, what you have is false. What they're saying is false. One of them recently Subhanallah was saying,
this has become common now also, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Yeah. How did he know all of these medical details which he is talking about in the Quran? Oh, there was a Persian Doctor Who used to teach him
Subhanak, whose name is inherited in Canada?
Do you know anything about this Persian doctor? Do you know what his level of medical knowledge was? At the time of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him? Do you know if he even became Muslim or not? Was there communication between him from
the answers? He used to learn all of the details. He just mentioned the Quran from this Persian doctor, put it
just like this. Just take any arguments and just throw it. This is what the people of false will do.
And this is what they are aggressive. Now. Putin and
everyone who used to bring about any false discourse. They used to enter into it and just go with it without thinking. It shows you brothers and sisters the importance of accountability you are held accountable of the brain that Allah azza wa jal gave you so that you can distinguish between good and evil between right and wrong about just following something blindly. Allah azza wa jal gave you that verse so that you can weigh things, so that you can make sense of things. Not just anything you hear you just go along with it. Even.
Even in our Islam, if you go
forget the issue of disbelief. Now, even in Islam, you are supposed to weigh things you are supposed to
read and study and assess.
And try to distinguish. And nowadays we're hearing a lot of different things we've had a lot within ourselves, this opinion, or that opinion, and a difference of opinion and things like that.
rumination and ponder over. What's your reading? Distinguish between good and evil? Not just oh, well, so and so? And therefore, I accept it? No. And this is why even when I'm talking to you, I don't want you to take anything that I'm saying.
Point blank, if you hear something, and you're not sure about it, or maybe I didn't give you the evidence, Tell me brother, where did you get this from? I have no problem, believe it or not.
This is why I usually give you the evidence of what I'm trying to say.
Distinguish between good and evil. Take something
being convinced of it. He says, they say we used to enter into vain discourse with those who engaged in it. And the greatest falsehood is the whole
the thing discourse or let's say the accusations that the pagans of Makkah used to accuse Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and that is calling him a magician, and calling him a poet and calling him a soothsayer and other such accusations. This is the greatest hope.
Just recently in the same Surah Behold, of whom,
and when he didn't,
Allah azza wa jal
gave you knowledge of the Arabic language and eloquence and you understood the Quran and you even admitted
voluntarily no one can tell you that this code is fruitful at the top and copy is at the bottom and it is
is to have the upper hand and nothing is to have the upper hand over. And then you think and delivery. And you say that it is magic that he imitated from others, Allahu Akbar. And this is what many of the pagans just used to do face and just follow the seniors and those in authority. And on the Day of Judgment, they will say, Oh Allah, they are the ones who will lead us astray. And there is no, this is all in vain, of course, and that is no excuse. You are given the brain to distinguish
what to whom and when
they will be young again, and we used to deny the Day of Recompense, they are obviously disbelievers. But notice how they mentioned the main primary factor for entering suck up they mentioned it last weekend and Hulu Maha
that we deny the Day of Judgment. And this is essentially disbelief. This represents their denial of the Day of Judgment, as well as denial of philosophy.
When they say that we used to deny the Day of Recompense.
the stark contrast between the disbeliever and the believer, the disbelievers denied human being. And as a result of this denial, they didn't look for it. They didn't care about it, they didn't even think of it. They didn't consider it, they forgotten one day they're gonna stand before Allah subhanaw taala to be questioned about everything they've ever done.
About the believer.
is seeing the judgment all the time in front of
the believer is living the Day of Judgment throughout his life.
always afraid of it. Right? This is the the level of that we spoke about before right.
They are what they have this, this is
the our What is
it is a fear. This is a fear with with anxiety of what they hope for them.
sees the government is thinking about it is fearing,
as I've mentioned to you in the in the Hadith. Soon after in the verses coming. They see it and they're expecting it and thinking about it, they're worried about it.
And therefore the actions reflect that fear and reflect that deliberation. Over that day.
The opposite of the disbelievers never came forth.
Never thought about all of this they are doing. It's as if they think they will not be held accountable for every single thing they've ever said and done. And this is why on the Day of Judgment, they will say, Yeah, well you know, he has an Kitab Allah you reluctant
How come this book, it doesn't leave anything small or big of the deal, except that it has exposed them.
They didn't look for it and they didn't care for it. This is in stark contrast to the verse which we mentioned recently in the FCC, where
the person who received the book in his right hand said what, in new Vaughn moolah,
the exact opposite. He says I was certain
that I was going to see this account of mine. It means he was worried about it. He worked for it, as opposed to the disbelievers, they say, and we used to deny the day of recumbents.
until there came to us, the certainty
finally, certainty came to them. What certainty is this?
This is a law to Allah Allah, they put it in parenthesis, because this is the opinion of scholars. But the word itself
is evidence against some of the ignorant ones
who follow you know, some of the Sufi ways and orders and things like that, who say that when a person comes to such a high level
of belief and piety,
they don't need to perform prayer
They reached the level of
no need to pray anymore because Allah azza
wa jal dropped
So he says, I have reached,
I don't need to do anything more, believe it or not, there are some people who say this.
That's when we tell them while the drop
means worship Allah until this comes to you.
And the opinions that
anyone was going to stop praying.
It would be the most pious man in this world and that is our beloved Prophet Muhammad. Look how the Shavon Subhan Allah has
But this is their they can say, Well, no, you are saying your penis. But I say a pain is a very high level of faith.
But here's what do you say about this?
The disbelievers are saying that we did all of this until they came to us a very high level of faith
This shows that no pain here is a reference to that. It means why is your pain? A reference to?
This sure, isn't it
an absolute certainty?
Does anyone doubt that they are going to die
covered the disbelievers?
Do they doubt that they're gonna die?
They don't try.
They know they're going to die there are certain that's why they are preparing themselves the graveyard. That's why they are doing studies on the mortality right seeing if they can find a way to live forever. Right? They are absolutely certain they're going to die. But what they're not certain about is what comes after them. That's why they're afraid of death. As opposed to a Muslim, and Muslim has a clear idea about death. And non believers. It's not very clear, what happens after death.
What are the
am I going to come back alive? If I unless directed? What are the stages what happens?
It's scary for them, but not for a believer.
It is an absolute certainty. For all they have no doubt that they're going to die. And I say to myself and to my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters, as it is mostly
for us more than others maybe as it is such a certainty to us. Why do we treat it as if it is something which is doubtful?
Do we not treat it that way? If it was a certainty, why don't we deal with it as if it's a certainty? Why don't we live as a Sunday we are going to die? Why don't we act as if Sunday we're going to be under the soil also. This is why some of the pious generations before they said Subhanallah death is a is a certainty in which there is no doubt. So how come most people are facing is as if this is a doubt in which there is no certainty.
When you look at our actions, it's almost as if we are dealing with this concept as if it is a doubt in which there is no certainty when it is the exact opposite. It is so certain Allah azza wa jal
had a Pan European. So eventually that came to them. They were doing all of these sins, until this came to them the certainty
So, there will not benefit them the intercession of any intercessors.
How you can feel the the the regret with which they are saying this. Finally, the intercessors that we saw, will intercede on our parks on the Day of Judgment did not help them. Their children, their
their folks, their tribes. None of that will help them on the Day of Judgment, though they thought that that is the case. Because those people were supportive.
They thought they can also help them.
They cannot do anything for them. Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam and he is the noblest creation and the most beloved to Allah
cannot help even the closest people to him, except by the will and permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala
not about who you know, doesn't hear this right
In the workplace, in
getting a job in your occupation in university, it's about who you know, not only in Kuwait, in every country in the world,
in every country in the world, it's about who you know.
It's a little bit more hidden. Here we call it lost. There, they call it other maybe milder words. So that, you know, people are not humiliated. It's about who you know. But
it's about what you did. It's not about who you know, it's about what you did. It's not about even what your name is. It's not enough. What's your title is Dr. Mr. PhD, DD two PhDs are three PhDs. It has nothing to do with anything. You are sol, sol, sol, sol, sol.
And you have a resume. That's all.
That is the criteria on the Day of Judgment. Here.
I ask you brothers and sisters,
Will anybody intercede for them?
For the disbelievers.
Will anyone intercede?
So why is he saying
there will not benefit them the intercession of any intercessors?
No one's going to intercede in the first place.
He's showing the impossibility of intercession.
the intercession is so impossible that no one is going to intercede on their part in the first place. No one would intercede for this believer, but as one we're going to see, it will not listen to them. Is that clear?
That's the the
beauty of the
Chicago chapter is no one's gonna intercede in the first place. But if we claim, hypothetically, that someone is going to intercede on their part, their intersection is refused.
If not accepted,
only Allah is the One who will permit intercession or not.
On the Day of Judgment, it's not only about
allowing someone to intercede, it's about accepting that intercession or not?
Are you with me?
so So what's so interesting? Will they be allowed to intercede Allah Allah to the hands of Allah? Either he will allow that person to intercede meaning just to have this for someone else? Will he allow? Allow?
That's number one. Number two, let's say
it's not over the next level. He wants to intercede for souls. Will he be allowed to
Allah Allah, it's in the hands of Allah. So in the first level, only Allah permits certain people to intercede and only Allah allows those people to intercede for certain people that hit Allah. Is that clear?
Can you give me the evidence for this from the Noble Quran?
One of them is immediate.
To see what does Allah say in the night?
In love, isn't it? What does that mean?
So this is the first one, right? I want to intercede Allah, will you permit me, right?
We're not talking about who I'm doing this session for me. Can I intercede for anyone?
Either He permits or he doesn't permit, right? This is the one What about the other one?
What I found is
that they do not intercede for anyone except for someone that he allows them to intercede for.
You see, so it applies to both.
there's another thing you can infer from this
what can you infer
about the concept of Shabbat itself?
who's allowed to proceed on
Quran fasting, but in terms of people,
right and prophets.
So it means
some of the pious believers other than Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah are allowed to intercede. This is what you can infer from that. If someone were to say, the only one who can intercede is Prophet monsters Allah say no, this is not correct. Yes, there is a special supper that is special to him. But is there a general for others of the pious believers, such as the prophets and the martyrs?
Absolutely, this is what we can infer from this idea and this is what
God somebody said that this is clear evidence that Allah azza wa jal will allow some of his creations to intercede for others, such as the
martyrs and some of the pious and so on.
Listen to the following Hadith
and man heard, Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim saying the following, he said,
through the shadow of a man from my ummah,
that there will be people who will enter Paradise, more than this time of Benny to me.
They love the Hadith. So they said, O Messenger of Allah, someone other than you,
they considered this something great. More than many Sameen will enter paradise through the intercession of one person and is it your someone other than you? He said, No, it's a someone other than me.
So it means that
it means that other people are allowed to intercede. We know that one of the beautiful Hadith, which mentioned the the the virtues of the Shaheed is that he will be allowed to intercede on the part of how many of his family and relatives 77 Zero.
Right, this is not something simple, he will be allowed to intercede on the part of 70 of his family or relatives and here and this is our authentic hadith Allah Allah means intercession, something great. And Allah azza wa jal granted to some of the fires.
There's a heavy
and I'm gonna go back a few verses just to mention that I forgot to mention it. There's a hadith, but the hadith is with Allah, Allah Allah, but I mentioned it to you for, for, for benefit.
The hadith mentions that
lay down in bed.
The meaning of the hadith is sound. And this is why I'm mentioning it to you. But attributing it to me is the what is questionable, because the hadith is weak, that he used to lay down in bed, do a lot of the Philippines to do this. And you know, this, he used to lay down in bed, and he used to compare his deeds to the deeds
of the people of paradise.
That's quite a different
most of us when we lay in bed, we can think of nothing but the warmth of the blankets, and the the beautiful pillow, and maybe
your partner that's with you in the bedroom, or whatever it may be.
and he's comparing his deeds, to the deeds of the people of paradise.
And he said, When I compared it to them, I found that I am nowhere near them. When he remembered verses such as kalila, Mina lady my
very little of the night, they used to sleep because they were up in the PM, and
those who are humble
in their prayers, and so on, and other such verses, and then he compared his deeds to the people of hellfire.
Which is this fella come calling, falling within the skin. And when he read that, at least he became a little bit comforted and he said, well, at least I'm not as those also. Maybe not,
but a lot of those
and then he thought to himself, then where am I? And he remembered the thing of Allah, Allah
and obey Him.
But there are others who have confessed their sins
They have mixed
with sins with that sins, and He has things in sha Allah at least I am of those and I hope you are also of those. This is what he's saying to the people with him that I'm hopefully on those and you are of those basically people who are confessing their sins
and they have this inshallah Allah azza wa jal will have mercy on us.
As I said they did, attributing it maybe this week, but we know that many of our pious predecessors used to do that they used to compare their deeds to the people of Paradise and the people of hellfire. And they used to hold themselves accountable even when they are in bed. And this is what usually caused them to get out of the bed and to stand to pray to Allah subhanahu wa.
Chef out to shuffling.
And this is why Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said in the beautiful Hadith
that if your deeds slow you down on your path to Paradise, you're not your heritage
will speed you up at all. It means the thing which moves you towards your deeds, your heritage, your family, who you're related to, whether you are a sage or not, even if you are the descendants of brothers, and this doesn't help you sell I'm selling his own bar Hobbema
save yourself, I cannot help you on the Day of Judgment. And you are saying no, I am a save. I have the descendants of
this is a beautiful thing. Masha Allah bless you, but doesn't mean that that's going to save you on the Day of Judgment if you're not
then what is the matter with them that they are from the reminder turning away?
They're turning away from what you remind them.
if you want to talk about it as something concrete that they have with them
was what many scholars said the first killer here is a reference to the
fifth killer team or elite? What is the matter with them that they are from the reminder turning away, they're turning away from the reminder of Allah subhanaw taala. And the last reminder is the Quran. And Allah azza wa jal has reminded them in many places, and he has addressed them specifically in many places. Why are you turning away from this reminder?
But he's speaking about them now in the third person, okay.
It also makes it a little bit more regretful for them. What is the matter with them that they're turning away?
And profit muscle cell is reciting these verses. And they are hearing these verses. And it's almost like a discussion or conversation between Allah and Prophet Muhammad Allah. And the ones who are being mentioned are these disbelievers can imagine how it makes them feel. Another line, it says kill us when What is the matter with them, that they're turning away from the reminder of Allah subhanaw taala. And it's also a reminder to the believers.
It is the way of the disbelievers to turn away from after a wonder, not the believers, the believers when they are reminded It benefits right
in the clock, meaning a reminder benefits the believers when you remind your brother or your sister
about a certain issue about judgment, fear Allah,
this is not correct. Or you teach them something new or you might not. They are quick to benefit and to implement, not to turn away or to
you know, refuse the reminder in such a way. No.
A believer is benefited by the reminder, it is the disbelievers who turn away from the reminder, turning away house
as if they were alarmed donkeys.
What a comparison
must have made them feel really nice.
They are being compared to donkeys.
This is precisely
what they are
when they are turning away from the clearest reminder.
said it in a different way? Or they said why are they turning away from
Everyone reminded in such a you know,
it would not have had the same effect
when you read this
and there are people who have seen this scene
in their life
it is such a picture comparison.
And many of us have also seen it,
a bunch of Allah donkeys running away
from the lion when we talk about donkeys, this may also be a reference to a zebra, okay, because some of the scholars said,
and this is what
some scholars, or some people call the zebra today, okay in Arabic, and it may be, you know, just a general reference to donkeys turning and running away from lions, okay, the lions, obviously, are carnivores, they want to eat meat, so they're running after them. And you can see that Allah, Allah gave you the example of donkeys running away, the easy way that they are running away from the remainder, the profit column is reminding them
it is like they are a bunch of Allah, donkeys running for their life from a lion that is about to eat them.
Of course, at the same time,
this is a comparison
to show you the extent
to which they are fleeing from the reminder, not to say that they are like donkeys. And the Prophet Muhammad is like a lion, be careful.
The meaning is the way you are fleeing, the extent of fear with which you are fleeing. From the reminder is the same as the fear of donkeys running away for their life from a lion, actually is is the opposite. It's almost like you're selling them, you are running away. It's it's there's mockery in it, you are running away for your life, as if someone is coming to eat you.
And air for them coming to eat you he's not coming to bite your head off. He's not asking you for your money. He's just coming to guide you, He just wants the best for you. He wants you to say this one simple word.
Simple, of course, it is construction, the very great in the meanings that are varied enough
to see this does not come about asking you for your money for your wife, for your belongings for your life. He doesn't want to kill you. He just wants to grind you.
But you are running away, as if he wants to eat you and bite your head off. As if you are a bunch of donkeys running away from
A lot of donkeys fleeing from a lion. A lion, according to me in Arabic is
But here's the service
is one of the names of the land. The line in the Arabic language has many, many names. Okay, and what did we say is the wisdom of having many names in the Arabic language? Usually it's something great, right? This is why the government has many names in the
free from Alliance one opinion, there's another
acceptable opinion also. And that is
being a group of hunters so the meaning is like a like alarm donkeys running away either from a lion or from a hunter that is trying to hunt them. As you can see, they're both acceptable. And this is also by the way, the opinion
of the Lavon has both opinions. A hunter or a lion and
Lima muda is and others had the opinion that it is a hunter
and others have the opinion that there is a reference to the lions alive donkeys running away from a lion Yes, brother.
Exactly. Exactly. I mean, he's saying that how come you are running away from the reminder in this way?
Actually, it should be the exact opposite. You are treating it as if someone is coming up to and it's the way they're running away. I mean, you can imagine Subhanallah one of the Sahaba when they came
He was so afraid he put cotton in his ears.
I bet that hasn't happened to you.
He put cotton in his ears why he was afraid.
Because of all of the propaganda that was around him, beware of this man, beware of what he says
he will misguide your
ears, so you wouldn't have to hear it, running away from him, they're turning away from this
reminder. In some cases they heard, they themselves came to me in the Quran, as we know the story, when they were when they said to themselves will not listen to it. And then they met. And they saw each other at night, and they said, the next day we will not meet and again, they met, they were lured and attracted to the Quran, but they did not follow it. They did not accept the reminder, they turned away from the reminder, it also shows you brothers and sisters,
he's talking about a bunch of donkeys running away. And then it's almost like, you know, so many of these disbelievers are just turning away from the reminder of Rasulullah sallallahu. It also shows you that the Quran does not in any way.
What's the word
doesn't compromise or flatter anybody.
If it were to flatter them,
there would be a more diluted term. He said it like it is you are like a bunch of donkeys running away from a lion. And there are other such examples where Allah subhanaw taala compares them to different animals or to cattle because they do not understand that they don't think and things of that nature. And this is the reality.
Rather every person among them desires that he would be given scriptures read about.
So after all of this and turning away from the reminder of Allah subhanaw taala what they would love, they would desire also that they would be given scriptures. Scriptures like Prophet Muhammad wa sallam was given scriptures, it is similar to the other verses that say, the disbelievers
Right. And they asked, they asked him at one point also, that we want you to bring down a book upon us that we can read.
Right? And we want you
in order you we want you also that you bring about fountains from the earth and rivers and all of the different miracles that they had asked for, mind you in Surah, Al Anon Allah subhanaw taala clearly says, Even if that were to come, they would disbelieve Allah azza wa jal says,
see if they will pass in front of us who will be ID Nakada Lilina CAFO in her illustrious movie, and even if we had sent down to you, O Muhammad, written scripture on a page, and they touched it with their hands, the disbelievers would say this is nothing but obvious magic. So if we were to do this, they're not going to believe but this is what they want here. They want
scriptures. Okay? They want scriptures like it was given to us, it's part of their genesis, why should he get the scriptures? Why wasn't I
a prophet? Why was the light chosen by Allah
then they said, We will not believe until we are given like the messengers of Allah has been given.
The answer was ALLAH knows where he is placed the message with whom he has chosen to bear the responsibility of this message. So it is not for you now to say that we also want scriptures that are spread about
this is why an imam says that some of them used to say, oh Muhammad, if you want us to follow you, then bring us a special book
for me and him and so on. And they they they counseled them, where the book tells us specifically that we are to follow you. This is all part of their mockery. And he says basically, they wanted some excuse for they're not believing and performing righteous, good deeds, remember.
They wanted specific scriptures that sent to soul Seoul.
Allah Lord of the worlds because what extent how audacious they became, they want each a special book I want
But they're saying basically, I was a mock from Allah that says to me from Lord Allah, Lord of the world Subhana
Allah chooses whoever he wants, and he chose
for very good reasons.
therefore the reply comes very harshly, no Kana, Malaya Hoffman, and no but they do not fear that you're after meaning no, it is not as you wish. There's not as you will, you do not fear the hereafter, much less to know after the first approval of save yourself, your concern your customer,
you do not even fear
and you want to be given scriptures like Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him know the answers clearly know, can love Allah Hafiz.
They want what they want. And they're asking and requesting what they're requesting. Notice he said
obviously, they don't believe in it.
But there's something
very important and that is, they don't fear it.
And it's also a reminder to the believers, all believers, are you hearing this, the disbelievers do not feel Do you feel?
In other words, don't compare yourself
in terms of belief and disbelief, only
believer, I believe, Alhamdulillah No, they were they did not feel accurate. Do you fear you may believe in? Do you fear it? Do you see the work for it? Are you afraid of it? As a believer is supposed to be afraid of it? Are you thinking about it? Does it worry you can learn
as they do not feel that you're after? Then they don't deserve?
What has been given to the Prophet, peace be upon them?
In no deskera No, indeed, there is nothing is a reminder.
Indeed, it is the best reminder of life, there is no better reminder that it is vichara
it is a reminder
for all of humanity, not only the believers, the believers in the disbelief, the believers follow the reminder and accepted this believers turn away from it.
indeed, it is a reminder and it is the best reminder cannot in
the Quran. This may be a reference to other things, also some of the concepts that have been mentioned
here in the Surah and others, that it is all attached to maybe what Allah azza wa jal is mentioning here that it is a testicular but there's also may be a reference to all of the the whole Quran is in itself a reminder, some and
then whoever will will remember it.
In other words, you are totally free to accept the reminder or to refuse it it's totally up to you. Some insha Allah here, he's giving you this part of
his describing to you free will.
You all human beings have been given the free will. It is your decision to
follow the reminder or turn away from it. It's totally up to you.
No one is forcing you one way or the other. It's totally up to you.
In that area, masha Allah, and they will not remember except that ALLAH wills, He is worthy of fear and adequate for granting forgiveness. This
the beauty and comprehensiveness of the perception of a Muslim with regards to
Allah, they will not remember except that ALLAH wills
This is how
he knows when he is doing something, he's acting on his own free will. He doesn't say was forcing me, God forbid or all of this, you know, deviate is
about being forced or not having Free Will he knows that he is acting with his own free will. Allah azza wa jal has made clear the path to him.
This is right this is less. This is right this is wrong. This is straight
This is cooking, follow whatever you will, it is totally up to you
is following this, right.
But at the same time, he knows full well it has full certainty in his heart, that whatever he is doing is by the will and decree of Allah azza wa jal. You see this is the comprehensiveness of the concept of other in the
perception of a Muslim.
When he acts, he acts as if there is no
he has free will, he's doing everything that he can he exerts every effort, he doesn't say, No, it's in the hands of Allah, so I'm going to sit, or I'm not going to put every effort. No, they exert every effort.
Because they are doing everything they can to have an excuse in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. But when all of that they know full well,
they did anything? Well, it is by the help of Allah subhanaw taala. Right. There's another one a Muslim says, when they do well, after a test, they say 100 Allah Praise be to Allah helps me They know full well with regards to everything they say or do if you had a presentation, if you have a hope.
And you said Hamdulillah, Allah guided my speech. He doesn't say I spoke well, Allah guided my speech, he knows he spoke, and he chose the word and he is the one who constructed the the speech on the presentation, right?
But they know it is Allah who has it is by the will of Allah that they did well, this is the way of a Muslim. Same with what with our actions. Allah guided me to this, I did something well, Allah.
Allah gave me the idea that I should do this, and so on, always attributing things back to Allah Subhana Allah. This isn't the concept of the Muslim.
The non believer doesn't say that. And some of these sects that were deviants in the history of Islam, they took both extremes. One extreme was, there's no such thing as we have complete free will. And they thought they were exonerating Allah subhanaw taala.
With this ideology, the other one said, everything is by the will of Allah. So we will see.
Nothing to do. It's all in the world by the will of Allah. We are pawns on a chessboard, he is moving us as he pleases. No.
And then he says one is Luna Shala. So it is by the will of Allah subhanaw taala that they will remember and you and I can remember and so on.
Give us a few minutes inshallah after salah, because we are finished with the surah we'll just finish the last part of the verse because it's time for a wrap.