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Ever-Living: Tafsir of Ayat al Kursi By Sh. Mohammed Mana
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things and our praise.
And we beseech him to send his peace and blessings upon the last and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon his family and his companions and all of those who follow his sadhana, his tradition, until the end of time. And we beg Allahu subhana wa tada to teach us that which benefits us and to allow us to benefit from that which he has taught us and to increase us in beneficial knowledge. And we seek refuge in Him and we asked him to protect us from knowledge, which does not benefit us knowledge or information which does not bring us closer to him or give us benefit. And we seek refuge in Him and we asked him to protect us from a AI that will not tear out
of fear of Allah subhana wa tada from a body which will not
be satiated or content. And also we asked him We seek refuge in Him and we begged him to protect us.
From a heart which will not tremble at the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. After saying this as to what follows our discussion tonight, hopefully jello data with the tofield from along the success from Allah will revolve around what is known and what is referred to as the greatest verse in the Quran. The greatest and the best verse in the Quran. Now the book of Allah subhanaw taala on has more than 6000 verses. And how do we know where where did we get this factor this idea that it is in fact the greatest verse of the Quran.
Well in the book of Hadith known as the book of Sahih, Muslim, it comes in and narration that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he called upon one of the companions, who was obey, obey even cab, he was one of the famous companions. Now something about obey, he was a very special companion. And what made him so special was his knowledge and his relationship with the Quran.
He was one of the companions who memorize the Quran, he was one of the companions, who was excellent and had a very high proficiency in the resuscitation and knowledge of the Orion. And to give you an idea of how special he was with regards to his relationship with hold on the prophets little longer It was silom came to him one day, and he told him obey, Allah has commanded me to ask you to recite, surah two will be in and that I should listen to you recite. sorachi will be in
the office I sent him said the laws commanded me to tell you to ask you to recite, so while it will be in and I'm going to listen to you. So what we'll be in is from the last portion of the run, let me equity livina for Roman l kita. Dual machine.
And so obey Upon hearing this, and you can imagine and try to put yourself in that situation, his first initial reaction, or thought, or it really just caught him off guard is really the beginning part of the profits of alojado cillum sentence, and probably whatever the messenger of a lucky said afterwards, he was already so
so caught up basically, he said, Wait, hold on a second, Allah commanded you to tell me he mentioned me by name. And the Messenger of Allah said yes. And that alone, just completely bewildered and amazed him. Well, the Allahu Allah, Allah, may Allah be pleased with him, that Allah mentioned my name to you or messenger of Allah. That's amazing. That's absolutely astounding. And that was really, what's interesting about that, that made him feel so good.
And what's interesting about that is
and bear with me, we're gonna have a lot of tangents tonight. What's very interesting about that is,
he felt so good about that he felt worth something very valuable because of that. The reason why that's important is because many people nowadays, not just Muslims, but Muslims and non Muslims have a real problem, a real crisis when it comes to self esteem, and self worth. And the reason why this is such a rampant problem is because the source that many people are trying to gain self worth from. So if we rely on what others think about us, or how others praise us, in order for us to find our self esteem, or if we rely on what popular culture, or what many of the media outlets, what kind of an image they have painted to us of what a happy person or what a beautiful person or what a
successful person looks like, if that's our source for finding self worth, and self esteem, that is a road which can only lead to a dead end. Because those images and those standards are very shallow. They don't last they don't have real depth to them. But you look at someone like obey and you look at the companions, the their self worth and their self esteem, the source of which was their attachment and their relationship to Allah subhana wa Tada. And to the book of Allah Subhana, WA, tada, the stronger that they had the attachment, the better that they felt. And really, that's what we hope to get out of gatherings like tonight's is that we can get a better understanding of what
Allahu Subhana Allah is saying to us in his book, and we can develop that attachment. And we can develop that love and we can strengthen our identity, our self worth and our self esteem, because that will be the source of it. So it doesn't matter if we're living up to certain shallow standards that others are setting or not. We have a good foundation and a good base because of our attachment to Allahu subhana wa tada and to his book. So really, it's it's very important that we do so and the Prophet, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam encouraged such activities in such gatherings. And he informed us that when a gathering like today's takes place, it causes a big ripple effect.
And that ripple effect is the profits that alone It was seldom said that whenever a group of people sit in one of the houses of a lot, you have to do an Akita
below here to Dallas una who female being a home, that when people come together and one of the houses of Allah, they recite the book of Allah, and they study it in between them, they reflect and they contemplate and they discuss it, that the angels descend, and they surround these group of people because they want to be in the gathering of such nature as well. Once you get to Morocco, they become completely surrounded by the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah have fled to America, where they're cut off home along with human endeavor, as we are remembering a lot in this very humble gathering. It's nice and comfortable and luxurious for us, but it's very humble, in contrast to the
gathering that Allah subhanaw taala is mentioning us in with the angels that are with him, the most highest, what kind of who, what Santa?
So having said that, we find that this companion obey when the Messenger of Allah came to him this heading that we began with the Messenger of Allah came to him and he said, Yeah, but when this was his nickname, was very common that people would be referred to based on the names of their children or based on the names of their forefathers so they would say sometimes a Bellman did for for the companion obey or for example, it'd be rude it would refer to him as the son of Mr. Rude his name was Abdullah about a month there His name is obey, but it was nice that I said I'm loved to have nicknames for people and couldn't lap up and it was a way of showing showing love. I had a slight
twist that I'm so he told him Yeah, but when did you ask them a question? He said, Are you 18 Marika Min Ki tabula he erawan. He said, No, we said obey was one of those that memorize the Quran, the Messenger of Allah told him of the verses that you have memorized from the book of Allah, which which area is the greatest is erawan, the best, the most special? And so obey responded in a very respectful in a very appropriate manner that the companions is to always respond to questions of Rasulullah saw a cell and wait so he responded, he said, Allahu Allah Soto who Allah, he said, Allah and His Messenger know best. It's a very humble response. And you'll find this response, often with
the companions. When the prophet SAW Selim would ask them a question. They would say, Allahu Allah sudo, who Adam and the Messenger of Allah. So I said, I'm used to ask questions a lot, because beginning a conversation with a question, it sparks interest, it keeps you attentive, it's a very end, for those of you that are teachers, or that are passionate about teaching, you will know that often beginning with a question is a great way to to engage with your class or with your audience or with those that you are communicating with. Oftentimes, also I send them would ask them a question that they did not know the answer to. And he knew that they didn't know the answer to it. But when
you ask that question, you, you basically rope in the attention of the listener. So for example, if I were to ask you guys, if I were to say, Do you know what's on top of the roof of the masjid right now?
And everyone's gonna be like, no, but what is it? I think we've got some AC units, right? And some, you know, some electrical wire running there, right? But you see how in the beginning, like, know what's there, you don't actually know the answer. This wasn't one of those scenarios. This was actually a case where Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam actually wanted him to answer. He wanted to obey to give the answer to this question, to think about all of these verses that you have memorized, obey, I want you to think I want you to exert your own effort and tell me what you think is the greatest verse in the Quran? How do we know that? Because when obey responded by saying,
Allahu Allah Soto, who Island, is it a lion is messenger know best? Right? The Messenger of Allah repeated the same question again.
So in other conversations, a little solo would ask the companions a question, and they would say, Alon His Messenger know best and he would give them the answer, because they did not know the answer. And he wanted to get their attention or show the importance of this. But this time, the Messenger of Allah didn't give him the answer. He asked him the question again, he said, Yeah, well, Monday, you is in Marrakech in Kitab in LA he urban, which of the verses that you have memorized from the book of Allah is the Greatest. Tell me I want to know. So then obey answered. He gave the answer the second time, he answered. He said, he responded, radi Allahu Allah and who he said i a
total courtesy, along with either Allahu Allah, Europa yom.
He responded with this verse that we began our gathering with the recitation of tonight, which is known as a a total courtesy. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gently tapped him on his chest, was also Salaam gently tapped him obey on his chest, and he told him he told him
Voila, he Lia Nicola in. A Bellman said I swear by Allah. Good tidings and good good for you to have this knowledge of other elements obey Leah niccone for example, when you say
it's, it's, it's like a way of saying glad tidings or good for you or giving a sense of accomplishment, you've done a good job, right? That you have this idea and he can tell a Bellman and the processor and give a gentle tap on his chest. So of course, this is a big confidence booster, for obey. Now, if we think about that obey, as we said, was one of those that had memorized the Quran.
And we said the Quran has more than 6000 different verses.
But he responded right away. He responded right away. Now this was of course success from a loss of data. But it shows us a few things. It tells us first of all, his familiarity with Orion tells us his familiarity with a pull on, it wasn't simply going in from one ear and coming out with another, he was familiar. So it tells you that he was probably reciting, reading, reviewing or an often also it shows us that obey had a good understanding of priorities of what's important in this Deen. So for example, he could have responded with a verse of a one of the verses I count a verse that has a ruling, for example, he could have responded with a verse of a particular story that is mentioned in
the Quran. So many different 1000s of different verses have different options, and all of the ayat of the Quran are special.
But he knew to mention this verse, because of what makes it special. And that's what we are going to look into a little bit this evening about what makes this verse so special, what it's discussing, and that is what we refer to as Toshi, as the, the the mention and the explanation and the proofs of the oneness of Allah subhanho data. In essence, the theme of this verse is talking about Allah, Who is Allah who somehow knows out of the most Hi, what is his description? What is he? What is special about Allah? And because that is the entire theme of this verse. That's what makes this ayah so special, more special than the other verses of the of the Quran.
For example, we know that the companions, they understood that this idea, this theme of the Toshi, the velocity, data is a very important theme. And it's one of the main themes of the Quran. So if we want to summarize the entire plan, and organize it into different themes, one of the main themes of the Orion and one of the main objectives of the Orion being revealed is to establish and to expound and to explain the Toshi of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So there is a story of the companion, also Lancelot, Selim, he sent a group of companions on a Syria on an expedition, he gave them a particular task, they were going to go accomplish this task and come back report back. Now in the
course of this journey, one of them was appointed to be there a man to lead them in salah and he did something interesting, this guy, this companion, may Allah be pleased with him, every time he would lead them in Salah in every unit of prayer in every alaka he would read either alone or along with other verses. sola to floss. Allahu Allahu Ahad lo summit, muted, mula with me akula Hakuna had all the time, and the companions are not accustomed to that every time you're repeating this same chapter, it's the what's the chapter number 112. All right, the last page of the Quran you'll find sort of us the one of the shortest
chapters in the Quran. So they came back to those little lines of alario. Selim complaining about him, because this was something new to them. And of course, they were very cautious. They'll still have about about the deen and about their acts of worship, which was a good thing. So they were cautious. So they were they were concerned. They said this guy, every time he leaves, he repeats the same soul on every locker what's going on with that? So it was sort of like a slice of them said, Bring him Let's ask him. Let's let's hear it from him what he has to say. And so he asked him about that and demand responded. He said, I repeated it so much because this Sula, this chapter tells me
about a man tells me about my Creator, the Most Merciful, and I love a black man. I love my Lord, my master the most immersive
And so I love to recite it often, because it's a description of of him some kind of who what data. So you see that this was a common trend amongst the companions, that they had a special attachment, that they understood that these verses and these chapters that talk about tawheed that affirmed the oneness of Allah that describe allows the kind of data are very special. And they had a special attachment to these verses, and likewise as obey as a belmondo of the Allahu anhu had with a a to kursi
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reciting al kursi
Rasulullah sallallahu send them there are many different narrations, but we'll just mention three for tonight. In one narration to sort of like you some longer It was a lamb says, to recite a Torah courtesy after every follow. After every pair recite I uttered courtesy. And it comes in a narration that whoever recites its own currency after every Salah, nothing comes between him and Jen except death. Meaning all that remains for him to be entered into agenda is that he dies, he passes away, she passes away from this dunya transitions into the Hereafter, and their place in general is reserved for them. So a lofty reward for a seemingly very easy deed. In another narration, it comes
that I attend courtesy should be recited every night before sleeping, as part of the garden before a no as part of the supplications that you make before going to sleep. It also comes in a narration to recite it in the morning. And in the evening, what we refer to as callosal by will mess up the prayers and the supplications of the morning, and the evening time after budget and before mulleted. So we have the narrations that affirm reciting age of courtesy in these times. And also the law here civil law to send them tells us we learned that there is protection, because
an individual can be harmed by things that they see. And they can also be harmed by things that they don't see. And there is a lot out there that we don't see. But just because we don't see it doesn't mean it's not there. In the hakuho. Room in Toronto. Allah says about shavonne that him and his allies, they see you from places that you don't see them. Alongside panel data created an instance what a gin and they are different creations, they are different creations physically speaking in the physical creation there are different. So we have been created in a particular form and in manner, and the jinn were created in a different manner. And they are different creations and the shale
clean, they are sheltered from Elgin. And we cannot see them unless of course, they take a form or a shape of something that we can see. And they have the ability to do that we do not as human beings, but generally speaking, by the way, because oftentimes when the topic of jinn comes up, some people get a little bit worried. You should know that as a creation, the jinn are weaker than an inch. They may have certain capabilities that to us seem very lofty or amazing. But generally speaking, they are a weaker creation. So nobody should be afraid of this thing called gin. Oh, my goodness, absolutely not. And one what all we have to do is protect ourselves and fortify ourselves. And one
of the ways of doing that one of the best ways is reading hL codici. One of the companions, he saw a strange finger, and he captured this was a person that looked very strange, he captured him. And because the image was so strange, and he didn't recognize who he was, he said, Are you from the insert from the gym? He said, I am from the gym. And so he wanted to see this as a hobby. He wanted to seize that opportunity. He's not afraid. And so he said, How can we best protect ourselves from you? And the Jin said, read ayatul kursi. And so the Sahabi went to rasulillah salam and the prophet SAW Selim said for that book, he told you the truth, that the best way is to read a true Kersey why,
because as we will come to realize this, this idea of the Quran is talking about the might and the strength of Allah subhana wa Tada. And so he is the one that created an instance and then the jinn and everything else in the heavens on the earth. So who better to ask and seek protection from than the one who created you and everything around and even the other forces that may attempt to harm you, Allah Subhana Allah is the one that created them too. So it doesn't make any logical sense to seek protection from other than along the path of data first and foremost before seeking protection from anyone or anything else. Firstly, we should turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now, as well courtesy, as one of the scholars mentioned, that whoever memorizes it and in turn
realizes it understands it. And it really becomes ingrained in their heart and their mind, they will be safe from shift and from disbelief. Because if you understand the qualities of Allah subhanaw taala. And that leads you to the natural, logical conclusion, which is that allows the pendant that is my Creator, and he is the one that I should turn to for worship, and for drop and seeking protection from, then that person has basically achieved the essence of Nevada, the essence of worship, that you turn to Allah subhanaw taala, that you rely on Allah subhanaw taala, that you don't fear anyone more than Allahu subhanho wa Taala.
Now, let's look at this verse in context. If you look at the verse prior to it, you could see,
and he, of course, he is in salt in Babylon. It's in chapter two. It's not a chapter by itself. It's one particular verse. Actually, let me pause here for a moment.
We see in Arabic, and I think we mentioned this in the Sunday halaqa. I believe we mentioned this early on, we have a Sunday morning gathering where we have been going through the discussion of sorts, and Fatiha. It's quite an enjoyable gathering. And we have breakfast afterwards for those that might not have heard about it. But we mentioned in that class, I believe, many weeks ago, that one particular verse, right? We refer to in Arabic as an AR. So if you look from like from this symbol to that one, this is called an AR, we say, in English, we use the word verse. But if I could pause for a moment, because that's actually not,
it's not an accurate translation. Because what would the verse be in Arabic? If we wanted to? Let's go backwards? If you wanted to translate verse into Arabic, what would it be?
Not really. sokola would be like, for example, a paragraph or a passage or a sentence.
But if we wanted to say a verse, first of all, what do we use the word verse to refer to?
We say even in English, we say a verse of
poetry, right? Know, a verse from Shakespeare's poem, for example. So what do we say? How does? What's the in Arabic? What do we say for the
We say bait bait in miniature. The the actual translation for that in Arabic, for verse is bait, which is the same word that refers to house. That's why there's a little riddle, if anybody asks you this riddle, you will know the answer. And you don't have to tell them that I told you. They said, you know, what are what is a bait that has no Bab? What is a house that doesn't have a door? You could tell them all, you know, you pretend to think for a little bit and you say Oh, baits sure a, a bait of poetry. And then you tell them also beta and ankle boots as it comes Nicola in the house of the spider, and they're going to be so impressed. But you don't have to tell them that you got that
here. Oops, I forgot that it's being recorded. A loss.
There it goes that Oh, well. Anyhow, so yeah, verse refers to poetry, but in Arabic, what does it mean if you want it to literally translate it into English what would it be? sign, a sign or a proof of something? Right, we say yet, the is in a cone, for example, in the universe, the different science, of the creation of love the might of Allah in, in the universe. So it's just kind of interesting. I wanted to highlight that because every single
area of the Quran is really an area
of the mites of Allah subhana wa tada of the perfection of Allah Subhana, WA tada and of his, his model in his dominion of his, of his excellence, to Baraka, what Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, may Allah be exalted the Most High. So that's interesting. So let's look at a a to an codici in context, and we'll come to see why it's referred to as a total courtesy courtesy literally means seat or in this context, it refers to footstool, or something that you can lean upon. We'll get into that shortly. But this verse is of course, if you look at the verse before it, it's verse number 255. And number 255, insulted about the loss of chapter two to 55 and the ayah before that allows a penalty
it says yeah, you hallerin ama know elfi Omarosa panakam Oh you who believe spend give charity and feel Oh, me models are gonna come from that which we blessed you with mean company and get to Manila Bay roofing where the whole latin word OSHA will care if you run a home of volume on spend from what Allah subhanaw taala has
Giving you before a day will come on that day there is no trade there is no barter there is no exchanging and there's no shift. There's no no one's going to be able to come and and basically save your neck. It's you and your deeds
except for whoever Allah gives permission for and we will discuss that later. When kefalonia homopolymer in the disbelievers on that day. They are the wrongdoers and the oppressors. They've really oppressed themselves by disbelieving. So it was talking about spending, spend, give charity Okay, interesting. After ayatul kursi we have a call happy Dean. But the universe demeanor like a law tells us that there is no compulsion in the religion there are more some more verses of tawheed from a little bit but what we mean by those that disbelieve in false gods and false deities, and has a man has belief and conviction in a lot than they have really held on to. They have held on to an
order to lose power, then a lot tells us a lot whether you live in harmony, Allah is the ally and the protector of those that have belief. And then the next three verses the next three is after that our stories. Each one of them is a story. So we have Adam Tara levy Hi, Jay Abraham, if you're a be an atoll, Hola, hola, mulk. This is a story of Prophet Ibrahim, with an oppressive ruler. What was his name?
Not Pharaoh. Pharaoh own was the time of Musa
Mahmoud number road.
And this was an oppressive King. And when he heard mention of Abraham talking about a law and talking about Toshi deed, he was like, What is this? What are you talking about? So Abraham came to him if father Abraham, who have been lazy, you see what you meet, Brahim affirmed and said, My Lord, my God is the one that gives life and the one that takes life.
And this oppressive King was like, No, no, what will means I am the one who gives life and takes it away. whenever I want. How did he substantiate this claim? Does anybody know?
So the scholars have to say that he brought two prisoners from jail. He said, I'm the one who gives life and death. Want me to prove it, watch this, he brings two of his prisoners from his jail was an impressive King. And he tells the first one, he orders for him to be executed, and that prisoner is executed. And the other one, he says, okay, you're free. You don't have to go to jail anymore. said, See, I gave life and I gave, which is if you think about it's ridiculous, because they were alive way before, you know. He's not the one that created them in the wombs of their mothers. But anyways, oppression and arrogance is blinding, as you know, for many examples in the past, and in modern
times, too, by the way, but oppression and arrogance is is blinding. And when rulers get to that state, they end up they end up eating their own words, eventually. So Ibrahim comes to him and he says, okay, Ibrahim doesn't even waste time debating with him about that. It's like, this is ridiculous. What is it below him say he jumps to the higher challenge. He says in a in a live TV show him see me in a machete but deep behind me that he says okay, good for you. You know, my Arab my Allah, he he decrees that the sun rises from the east. How about you bring it out from the west tomorrow morning?
February 8, and let me cover he has no response. There's nothing that he can say, Well, I would add a form of volume in these people that have chosen the path of arrogance versus the path of acceptance. They have wronged themselves, and they have blocked off guidance for themselves. That's the first story. And then the next story is okay, let em Allah Allah Patino here, Javier tonight, urrutia Allah and he had a laugh about it demo. This is a verse. This is an ayah, which tells us the story of one of the MPs of Venezuela in his name was who knows his name.
It was a, his name was a it, he was one of the NBA of betting a slot in and he was passing through the land of Jerusalem, and the city was completely destroyed. And people were either killed or expelled. And it was like, you know, ruins rebel, rebel. And so upon seeing that destruction, he was amazed and bewildered. And upon looking at that he was thinking about resurrection, about how Allah Subhana data will resurrect all of mankind all of the creation, every human being will be resurrected in and out of bewilderment and await amazement. He was thinking to himself, and he had the hula hoop demo to this is completely dead and destroyed. How is the loss of panel data going to
bring everyone back to life after this destruction for America hold law for America. Hello, who me at
am Allah subhana wa tada decreed that he dies a minor death for 100 years. Now, in the time of that 100 years, the civilization came back to life people, as is, you know, the nature of human beings, they rebuilt, they reconstructed, they cleaned up, they fixed, more people come from different areas. And that area came back to life again, just in the process of this lifetime. And we see that, for example, you have, you know, these natural disasters that come through a particular area, like a flood, or hurricane or fire, and everything is completely destroyed. And you see the pictures and you see it on the news, and you walk through here like this, it'll never be the same again, this is
crazy. And you just fast forward a few years. And, you know, they rebuild the houses, they rebuild buildings, and people have children, you know, life moves on and life continues. It's amazing. And this is a microcosm, this is a small example of how Allah subhana wa, tada will bring everyone back to life again, see, it happens in this dunya right before us with our limited abilities. It happens over a span of a few years. So imagine Allah subhanaw taala, the one who created us to meet an item from nothing in the first place, it'll be very easy for him to resurrect everyone from complete and utter utter destruction in the aphylla. But not to allow him to I mean, from a basa. And then he
brought him back to life. And then he saw everything. Wow, this is amazing, right? So in here is a lesson of Allah Subhana. Allah bringing back to life. And again, that lesson is reaffirmed in the next verse. We are back to Ibrahim, no, Ibrahim. If God Ibrahim will be adding Akiva to heal Mota, but a him said, Oh Allah, I want to see how you are going to bring the dead back to life. But I want him to me, don't you believe about him color better? Absolutely. And the word better in Arabic is used when you're asked a question in the negative sense. So if I asked you, for example, do you have a slice of pizza? You will say no. They'll say yes. But if I say Don't you have a slice of pizza?
You'll say of course, I have a slice of pizza. Here it is. So when the question is posed like that you respond with betta. So Ibrahim is right away, going to cancel any possibility that he doesn't have a man in law's ability to resurrect the dead. back to life is better, when that can be the ultimate in Appleby. But I want to put my heart to ease I want to actually see and for with my own eyes, so allows the panel data instructed him to take some birds, and to actually
cut them into pieces, and place them on different mountaintops. And then Allahu Subhana, Allah had these different places, have different birds from different mountain tops, come back to one another, and bring those birds back to life. So it was an amazing
exercise, if you will, that Allah subhanaw taala gave to his nibi Ibrahim alayhis salam to actually see the photo of Allah subhanaw taala. And these are to remain. And then what comes after that is methodology. And if you're unwell at home, we come back to the discussion of charity, of giving an infidel and it continues for many at the passages have in fact continue for a while for more than the next page and a half almost two pages. So this is very interesting. And let's go through ayatul kursi briefly, and just explore some of the the clauses in this beautiful verse, and see how it relates to these verses before these ads before and after it. You see along with the pendants Allah
began ayatul kursi with his name, a law that you know what?
A law is one of his names so kind of what allows a penalty either has how many names?
How many more
That's not a number.
So Allahu Subhana Allah Allah has an infinite number of names and attributes. We have been taught 99 of them. We have been taught 99 of them through the different passages of the Quran and through the different hadith of also liking some Allahu Allahu wa Salaam the prophets I send them said the latest item which is in a summer, man, I saw her the whole agenda. What is I saw her I mean,
count them, okay, let's count them.
understand the meanings.
internalize all of those put together our I saw her. I saw her doesn't only mean to just count or to just memorize because just counting or just memory
Writing is easy. But what Allah help us in our SNA, federal ruhul beha to Allah are the perfect and the most beautiful names. So call upon Allah with these names, and it's beautiful, it completely transforms your experience when you make your app with the appropriate name of allah subhana wa Tada. So if you're asking for mercy, you call upon Allah, the Most Merciful man or him. If you're asking for forgiveness, you call upon Allah the most forgiving, a foul a fool if you're asking for your record of poor choices to be completely erased, and you call upon a lot LR foo, the one who pardons and loves to pardon you if you are asking for for wealth, and two for bodak and your wealth,
then you ask the one who gives sustenance of loiselle if you're asking for strength, you can call upon an AVI, if you're asking for health, you ask upon Allah subhanaw taala The one who has no weakness
and you affirm your weakness say, Oh, look, I am but if I am weak, and you're Oh, you're the most strong, it's such a it transforms that conversation. It actually makes it an interactive conversation between you and Allahu soprano data instead of just, you know, 123 I would like this and I would like this and I would like this and I said, I'm a game over. But that's not the etiquette of the way that the prophet SAW Selim taught us and the way that we learn how to make from the Quran from sawtell Fatiha, if you come on Sunday morning, we discuss how Salatin Fatiha teaches us the pattern of drought is you begin by praising Allah subhanho data by thinking aloud some kind
of data by exalting him by mentioning his greatness and then by asking Allah Subhana Allah by also affirming your need of Allah Subhana tada and then asking that which you need to ask from Allah subhana wa Tada. So he begins with this name a lot. And then they talk about this name because it's very special.
So, in Arabic and also in other sister languages, they have similar words. In Arabic, we also have the term Isla.
We also have this word Isla. So what makes Isla different than Allah?
Okay, so, ILA has a plural form, ILA means that which is worshipped.
And so you can say, Allie, her plural, the several different objects of worship, but this name a lot, this proper name, it has no plural form. It has no plural form. It's also special. The, their element they discussed this in detail, is it is it that you have ILA, and then you added an Islam before see in Arabic language. We have, for example,
map, which is the word for and I don't want to turn this into an Arabic lesson, but we can take a quick, quick snapshot we have the word for water which is met, which is general water can refer to any water and then if you say element v water, you are now referring to a specific, a specific body or a specific amount of water. So similarly, as Koehler said, ILA you added Elif lamb in the beginning, and so you had a lamb after another lamb and what the Arab used to always do in the Arabic language, if they had the same letter, they would often merge them. And so you emerge those letters and so you got a law. Right, V ILA v. One who is to be worshipped, the one who is actually
to be worshipped because a lot of there are a lot of alija that people have taken for America, Allahu Allah. Allah says, No Quran, look at that person who has taken their own desires, as their ILA, meaning they're following full foot completely, fully obeying, and being subservient to their own desires there. Hello, right. So they have taken that as an ela, but can you say that is a love? No, absolutely not. Because that is not deserving of worship. But the ILA v. Excuse me, object of worship that is most deserving to be worship is Allahu soprano, tada, the almighty, creator.
So Allah and the scholars have discussed about this idea of an r1, The Greatest Name of Allah, because the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he told us that Allah has a name which is most special. And when Allah is called upon by this name, the response is guaranteed to come. And just like, just like lay the other is a very special night, which it's specific time has been kept from us.
Listen, r1 is also a piece of information that has been kept from us we do not know which name it is exactly. Many of the older men say that it very likely could be a lot, it could be a special name of Allah. And we discussed this we had an entire session on Sunday morning, devoted to this name a lot, and why it is special and why all the other names and attributes of Allah go back to this particular name. But suffice to say, for our limited time here tonight, that it is one of the most special names of Allah and he began this verse with this name. And then thereafter we have Allahu La Ilaha Illa who,
and this phrase is a very special phrase, La Ilaha Illa who the Prophet so long, it was seldom said in a hadith halona call to Ana wouldn't have been I mean, cobbly La ilaha illAllah The best thing that I have said, not just me, me and all the prophets and messengers that came before me is La ilaha illAllah. And what this phrase means is that la maribou that we helped in Illa Allah, that there is nothing that is worshipped, that truly has the right to be worshipped, except a lot. And what's interesting about this is that the negation comes before the affirmation. So, in this phrase, we have La Ilaha there is no ILA. So, we have the slate is clean, now, we have deleted everything.
There is no ILA worthy of worship Illa Allah, then you the affirmation comes, which is except for Allah. And what that does in the Arabic language is it creates hustled it creates exclusivity. So not only is it that Allah is the only one worthy to be worshipped, but he's the only one worthy to be worshipped alone, exclusively, always. Allahu La Ilaha Illa who, la la
la, referring to life Hyatt
and this is one of the names of a lot Li V, high V ever living.
And the higher the life of allowance, the panel data is unlike the life of any of his creations, which is the case for all of his attributes. So Allah subhanaw taala is a seminar is all hearing but it is hearing like any of the way any of the creation here, absolutely not. Because the last panatela gave us a principle in the Quran. And we understand all of his attributes by way of this principle. He said in the Quran, laser, chemically he shake, there is nothing like Allah subhanho wa Taala will who are similarly bustling, and he is the most he is the old seeing the old hearing. So Allah subhanaw taala semer his hearing is unlikely hearing of any of his creations, and his site is
unlike the site of any of his creations and his height. His life the life of Allah is unlike the life of any of his creations. To give you a simple example, all of our lifetimes have a beginning point and an ending point. And Allahu soprano to others. Fiat has no beginning point and no ending point. We are taught a beautiful draft the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam taught us a beautiful drab
Allahumma enter a widow, Felisa publica she wasn't an afro Felisa back the cache of Allah you are the first there is nothing before you and you are the last there's nothing after you. There will come a time when every single creation will die in till there is only medical modes, the angel of death, and then even medical mode Allah subhanaw taala will tell medical mode now you take your own soul and whether qremote himself will take his own soul. There is no one amongst the parents it will ask Him He will say about the deal about the Salafi. Mika Ito about Dr. Abdul Jabbar if he says only gibreel is left and Mika L and myself and one by one a lot commends him to remove their souls until
even himself medical notes. He removes his own so there is nothing and Allahu subhana wa tada calls out with the eye that we have in solotaroff in Lima and in McWilliam to who belongs the milk, the dominion, and the kingdom and the majesty on that day and that time, and so who is there to respond?
No one is there to respond. There is no creation there. And so Allah Subhana Allah says, de la
de la handwash yokocho. Allah The one and only is the only one remaining. Where are the kings de Menil? molk it's very interesting that a lot asks the man in milk, where are the kings on that day, people that had supreme or it seemed power and ability and when we read these is it really
puts things into perspective, no matter how powerful human beings have gotten in the past, or they are now or they will be in the future. It's nothing in front of the power of the Laws of Power. Whereas all of that power on that day
it's gone. It's no it's nothing. So a lot of times when we feel overwhelmed, and the Muslim oma has gone through a lot of different phases of feeling overwhelmed in the past, and there will be more of that in the future we know of that we know of the tests, the processes that have informed us of some of them to come. One way to maintain solace and patience is to reflect over the power in the milk of Allah subhanho wa Taala on that day, and in that situation, there will be no one to respond. Even in Wilco. Yo La Mancha, Yama, Illa. Hello, haha, then Allah Subhana. Allah will resurrect everyone Elio Milan to the lamb when associa on that day, no one will be oppressed, all the records will be
brought up and will be very clear everyone will see exactly what they did. Everyone will be dealt with accordingly with justice, there is no oppression, he who did good will be rewarded and who he who did wrong, will be held accountable. This very simple, very simple equation and this Dean and the foundations and the principles that this Deen is based upon is really very logical and very simple. And that's one of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and high alpha Yun, also Allah in the Quran, he says what can annul havila moods. And Allah tells us about telecoil upon reliance, he says have Tilak could rely fully upon who upon and hey, that does not die and levina mode, Hashi law
has no ending, you will never, ever have any deaths of Hannibal whatsoever. And so he is the one that you should really rely upon. And so oftentimes we rely upon our own abilities to accomplish something, we rely upon the help of somebody else,
a friend, or a family member or a teacher, or even a stranger, sometimes we get help from or you rely on we have different things that we rely upon. And we have to put that into perspective that that all comes secondary to having to call upon Allah subhanaw taala until a call does not mean that we say I rely upon a lot and now I'm going to go hibernate like a grizzly bear and when I wake up, everything will be fine.
That's not how it is but you place your trust in Allah subhanaw taala and then you strive and you put in the effort and based on the strength of that reliance allows the parents out of fear will put success in in that effort or baleka blessings and Hey, are you are you self sufficient? Allah subhanaw taala is not in need of anyone. And oftentimes you see the names and attributes of a lot coming in pairs in the Quran. Like our last concludes many verses with a semi herbal seed of water Joakim Li name will Hakeem, for example, you'll find these names, these attributes, they come in pairs. And here as well we see these coming in pairs and Hey lpu and there's always a relationship
between them. Always. Sometimes it's a parent, and sometimes it's not a parent right away, we have to do some serious to double some pondering and reflection and Hey, how are you? You see life alone?
life alone, there are many people here that have life, but are they self sufficient in their life? No. So not only is a lot of hate, but he is also a human in his highest soprano, which is life can only be generally in the way that is most befitting of His Majesty, some kind of outsider, he is self sufficient, he is not in need of anyone else or if anyone else's help for that life to be sustained, and to be upheld. And hey, a human, not only is he self sufficient, but he also is the one that everything else is running, due to his due to him upholding these, whatever is in the cone in the universe, from the from the different celestial bodies and the sun and the moon, the stars,
the rotation of the Earth, the oceans, all of that is from the from the from the will and the creation of Alka you the one who is self sufficient, he is self sufficient. So panda with data, and also everything in creation relies upon him. So panda who was Allah? Now
there are so many verses in the Quran that tell us about how Allah subhanho data has,
has upheld all of these different aspects of the creation. And they're really amazing. If you think about it. The next clause in a Jacuzzi, Allahu Allah. Allah will help you learn who the who seen attune.
Well, I know that leucaena tune well
I know Allah subhanaw taala is not afflicted in any way by Siena what are known
and they translate Siena here as slumber. And the root word for Siena is what?
so that if you want to look it in a dictionary, you'll find it. And
what that is, is it's a light sleep. So like what some people in the room are doing right now. I won't point them out.
light sleep, it's okay, no problem. This is a good place to doze off a little bit. It's a blessing gathering inshallah. Right? Now, if those blessing individuals, may Allah reward them for coming, they probably had a long day at work. If their light dosing reaches the state of
then that's known loss esalaam. Right. They have now gone to the next level, which is deep sleep. Right. So Siena is light slumber they say slumber light, dozing, if you will, and gnome is sleep. So Allah subhanaw taala is not a fluke, it is not overtaken, neither by light sleep nor by heavy sleep never happens, never happens. And hey, are you always non stop? Always. It's something hard for the human mind to really comprehend. But it's amazing. If you think of these verses in the Quran,
where Allah Subhana Allah says, Take for example, what matters to me What?
Allah Allah Maha
what matters to me what operating Allah, Allah Maha. Now the single leaf falls, except that Allah Subhana, Allah knows about it, and it felt with His permission. So if you want to ever do an amazing exercise for your kids, you know, instead of just putting them in timeout, have them observe the tree in the backyard of their front yard, and say, I want you to count every single leaf that falls, please don't do this, it would be it'd be torture, right? count every single leaf that false. Forget about your kids, as adults probably would not. Right? It's not gonna take long, very soon, you're just gonna be either you'll get sick and tired of it. Or you're just going to,
you know, some Siena, or some No, right, but a whole host of how not to murder, not just in your front yard or your backyard, and not just in your neighborhood or on your street. And not just in your city or in your country or your continent, but in the entire Earth. Not a single leaf falls without the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala. And so overseeing that, and that's just one. That's just one example. That's just one example. We didn't even talk about the oceans. We didn't even talk about Basquiat, you know, there's parts of the ocean humans haven't even been to, we didn't even know it's there. There are parts of the ocean we've been to, but we haven't even gone all the way to
the bottom. They don't know what's there at the bottom. And they send these like, because the pressure is so so strong. They can't even send human beings. They send these machines with cameras and with lights. And then you watch this episode of like planet earth or something on blu ray or whatever you have. And you see these giant animals. And what is this? We've never seen a creation like this, though. Okay, now you know about that. What we don't know is far more than what we have seen. There is so much still haven't seen. You see with all of the technology and telecommunications, it's made us feel that the earth is really small, not even not just Earth. Now,
even the universe now we talk about Mars, like it's right over there. It's like, Hey, we're gonna send someone to Mars. It's running right over there, you know, around the corner, they're gonna send someone there, right. But we should not let that allow us to forget the vastness of the creation of Allah subhanho data. And if you want to feel that way, go and spend some time in the ocean. And you will feel very small, or go to the desert away from any city lights, and do some stargazing.
And they talk about these stars. And you'll see a tiny little flicker in the sky. Like, oh, yeah, that star is actually it's not really actually one star that's actually a cluster of stars. And that's billions of light years away. It's not billions of years away billions of light years away. And you know how fast light travels, right? It would take billions of years for light to reach that destination. Right? And that's what we can see. Imagine what we can't see. We often look for Maya,
Maya, Maya, Canada, homak era, it's not up to us. We're really really tiny. We're really tiny.
Very small in the sight of Allah Subhana, Allah spiddal and his creation and so a lot not to hula hoops, you know, to what I know, overseeing all of this creation. It's not just our Earth. There's so much more out there. And all of this is a Allah subhana wa tada is overseeing all of this creation.
He created it. And he sustains all of this creation non stop way before we are created in a way after we're going to die, our lifetimes are very short. And he is not affected by the tiniest of dozing off. It's a huge we can't even comprehend it, but not to hold the leucaena to what I know perfection. You want to talk about perfection. This is absolute perfection, like who's gonna tune? Well, I don't
know who Murphy sumati when I fill out a letter who Siena to, well, I know, he's not affected by dozing or by sleep and everything that he has created and that he is sustaining in this creation. All of that is for him. Level nerf is similar to methanol, in terms of him being the Creator, in terms of him being the the owner and in terms of him being the the king and the Supreme, having supreme dominion over this. As we talked about the sorts of fights you have the medic owner and the medic, the king allows the parents and it created all of this creation and he sustains and It all belongs to him subhanho wa Taala
and so Allah subhanaw taala The one who all of this is within his control, would it make sense that we call upon anyone other than Allah when he has this under his control, and this is really what the NBA internalized. So survey the origin, look through different passages that hold on and survey and observe the draft of the NBA. Look at not only his setup, when he is in that difficult situation, he calls out to Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said in name of lumen fantasea he called out to Allah subhanaw taala that I am oppressed I need victory and help from you Oh Allah for a Weber summit you'd be met in mon hermit. So also counter data immediately says the response of opening the skies
with gushing and flowing water and from the earth. Look at
Moosa edit his setup, when they were smack dab in the middle of the ocean, OCEAN in front of them, army behind them, nowhere to go, color in memory or be say 18 miles, Lord will guide me and in fact Allah subhanaw taala instructs
You want to say the
romance or you are in darkness is the darkness of the ocean, the darkness of the night, the darkness of the world. Inside the whale, I think someone's going up and down because it keeps getting louder
and alert ilaha illa Anta subhanak in the consuming of Bali mean, and he affirms there's no one worthy of worship except you I have wronged myself. It is the consequence of my actions that I am here, along with a panel with Allah, Fennec Gina who we
saved him from that difficult situation of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in many instances of the Ceylon turning to Allah zecharia, naturo, Bonita and Sophia, in a very intimate manner. He's very well it'll be in your hands of the woman neustar Allah wants to say, but my bones are like this. My hair is like this. We need to remember me for having even lianca dare to do anything earlier poop. Give me someone that will come after me. Right? It's very old age and he even talks about his wife and how old she has become an age. So look at all of the MDR they're always turning to Allah subhana wa tada first look at you have very many, many years of hardship and illness is the whole book
millennial blue. well endowed hammer washy mean, afflicted with a sickness. Everybody left him. He was all alone. There was no one. They said he was left with his wife and two close friends and even after some time, those friends distance from him until Allah subhanaw taala cured him from that illness. So look at the NBA they all went through very difficult trials. I should definitely buy that and an MBA. Why SLM said from an MSL from an M said, and those that are most likely and those that are most likely, right? The above? You can say no Amala but the idea is always turning back to Allah Subhana Allah. Why? Because lahoma is similar to my friend. Does it make sense to turn to
anyone other than who other than Allah has Matthew similar to mine? Nobody else can make that claim. And even the oppressors in the past, who made claims of having divinity none of them ever said we have more of a similarity with all of what's in the heavens and the earth. None of them made that claim right? even fit our own
Who said no Bookman, Allah, I am your most high, your Lord the Most High, even him he did not go to this level because that is something Allah Subhana Allah said of himself. And you see the confidence of these verses level math is similar to nothing else. Everything with no exception is under the dominion of Allah subhanaw taala so who else would you want to turn to? Naturally, you would not feel the need to turn to anyone other than him. So panda who was Allah, when the lobbyists were in the who in lobby is not only help in this dunya but also in the Arthur shefa Mandela de ashfur in the who, in lobby evening, who is there that can intercede with him except by his permission. So on
the Day of Judgment, as we know, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us the shafa of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the situation on the day of judgment will be very difficult, and all of the NBA will be reached out to and will be called upon to grow and intercede on behalf of on behalf of creation. And please ask a lot to begin hisab and get us out of this difficulty. The old mean kind of metadata welcome Sina alpha Center, a day which was in length like 50,000 years very difficult experience and all of the NBR absolve themselves of this task. They say I can't do it. And they all have something in their past that they are thinking
back to them I think I can't do it. I eat from the tree. I disobeyed alone. He told me Give me a specific instruction and I didn't follow it. Moosa and insulin, I had that coil and that
that fight that I had with that man, and he ended up dying. He said, he said, um, how can I stand before a law and after I died, people were worshipping me as if I am a god, he can't even he's too ashamed. All of the NBA they have something that is holding them back and they'd be still alive sentences and
I am for this task, and he stands before Allah subhana wa Tada.
And he makes sujood beneath the throne of Allah subhana wa tada the house of Allah which we will mention, in a few moments, he makes a joke. And it comes in the narration. He says that he will think and praise Allah, He will do hamlet of Allah in ways that were never done before.
in ways that we haven't been taught. So really praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and exalting him for Allah Subhana Allah says to him alpha sec, raise your head on messenger will sell to ask whatever you want it will be given to you wish to share and intercede on anyone's behalf the intercession will be granted. That's a blank check. Basically, that's what you call a blank check cell tour apart from Allah directly Allah says asked you will be given to shepherd not just for you, you ask you will be given and then for others to shepherd intercede on anyone's behalf. We will accept that intercession, perfect opportunity for a law host for the prophesies allow them to use that blank
check and get everything that he possibly could want. On a day when everyone will be seeing NFC NFC. Everyone is only concerned with themselves, but also myself SLM takes that blank check, and he turns it towards and he says Allah Almighty Almighty, my own my own. He makes your fire for his own. And that's why after the event, we are taught to make the drought which is what what's the dry that we are taught to make after the event?
Low model but how do you deal with the term of solid employment? It Mohammedan lol de la alpha Lila bathroom upon moden LLC we're at that part of the story I always say give the Messenger of Allah Allah Carmen Mahmoud, the most praised and most praiseworthy station and the LMS said Anima Pamela Mahmoud is that situation, that place when most of my solemn vows before the House of Allah,
upon my mother in law, the water that you have promised him and allow us to Allah has given him that ability, Mandela de ashfur were in the who Illa be, isn't it except by his permission, nobody can intercede on anybody else's behalf except by the permission of Allah, neither in this dunya nor in the villa, nobody can come and say, I will intercede for you, on behalf of you in front of Allah, except if there's permission. And so there are some people that say that now and unfortunately, it comes from a place of sincerity. I'm sure that a lot of people in this oma, they want to go to others that they feel are more pious than them. Whether they be living or they have passed away and
they have died. Why? Because they feel inadequate. They feel inadequate, and that person is better than me. Or so they think or so they believe. There is a lot that Allah subhanaw taala has concealed We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us with his city with his concealment, and they want to ask of this person for shefa but shafaq can only
Be intercession can only be with that who are lost somehow that gives permission. And Allah has given us the channels to openly communicate with him directly. So there is no need to go to somebody else that you think is more pious than your you think is better than you when Allah has given you the full opportunity to call upon him directly without any middleman. So why would you replace the sub Dunlevy deniability? Why Why would you replace something lesser for something that is better when you can communicate directly with Allahu subhanho wa Taala. So shefa is only for those that have lost count data has given permission, and amongst them is also to lie. So the longer it was
stolen, and on that day of judgment, he will make shift that for his own map, and that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said my Shahada encompasses the people of Tibet of my own.
The people, the Muslims, there are believers, they are Muslims, but they accept major sins. And committing a major sin does not make someone a disbeliever. That's very important. We shouldn't some people get very excited when someone commits a major sin, and they want to throw them out of the fold of Islam. That's not our job to do that. We don't, that's not our job, we don't do that. So somebody who commits a major sin, if they're still a Muslim, then they are still a Muslim. They are simply that they are Muslim that has committed a major sin. And they will there will be there will be accountability for those sins. And so the prophets of the Maurice Evans shefa, it encompasses and
includes all those Muslims and believers who are Muslims, and they do believe, but they made some very, very poor choices.
And so this is the shefa of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in general intercession is only for those that Allahu Subhana Allah gives even gives permission.
Men the lavish power in the hotel lobby evening. Yeah, and there's been a de mama hall for home. And we just talked about those that seek shefa from other than whom Allah gave permission to for shefa. Why would you do that? When Allah knows exactly. See, if you want to intercede? If you want to go to person x, you say, oh, person x, am I really, I've made some big mistakes. Please intercede on my behalf in front of Allah so that I can be forgiven. Now this person x, they will only have a limited amount of knowledge about you. But Allahu subhana wa tada already knows everything. Yeah, I've been at him on my cell phone, everything that you have put forth, what's in front of you, and what's
behind you, Allahu Subhana. Allah knows, he knows what is before them. And what is behind them? You know, when people come for, like, counseling appointments, or they want someone to talk to, and they're asking for advice. What should I do in this particular situation? How should I deal with this situation? What should I do? And so they come and they want to talk to the mmm and whatnot. And we have to go back, we have to get the whole story. In order to give appropriate advice, you have to have context. So you got to go backwards, explain everything to you know, and sometimes that takes a long time. And people have a lot to share sometimes, right? The stories are long, but with Allah
subhana wa Tada, he already knows. And that's why when the look at the door of the NBA, and when they spoke to Allah subhanaw taala. And they were talking, before even asking, they're speaking, they're having an intimate conversation. It's such a beautiful
conversation to have, because there's no room for shame or judgment. Sometimes we don't share things because we're afraid that the listener might judge you. You don't want to say something because you're afraid they might judge you. They might think differently of you. Or you might feel ashamed or you might feel embarrassed. That's normal for many of us, but with a loss of data he already knows. So there's no room for any shame or embarrassment. Yeah, and that will not be an easy one Mahal for him. His knowledge is infinite already. He has no he has knowledge of that. What are you here to be she emailed me he Illa be Masha. But they do not comprehend any of his knowledge, except
what He wills. You see, we have some knowledge, we have some and Allahu Subhana. Tan as in just like all his other attributes that we mentioned before, is unlike there in the knowledge that we have allows us to add a knows what happened in the past. What is happening now? What will happen in the future? What could have happened, if it were to have happened, how it would have been, even though it didn't happen? So the income of Allah subhanaw taala is not linear like ours. It's not bounded by cause and effect. And one thing follows another is there is much more vast than that. And we can only comprehend. Or Matt what he told me that Illa Allah, Allah says and sort of it's a lot. You
have only been given a little bit of knowledge very little. And because we are
We are thinking about the knowledge of Allah we don't even know the full extent we can even properly comprehend. You can't even compare because one is so small compared to one that is so vast and has no limits we can't even fully comprehend the limits and the extent of it what if you want to be shaped you mean in me ilahi Masha was see how cool see you who SMRT without Hmm, now we know where the verse got this name from
curacy Allah subhana wa tada says, His throne extends over the heavens and the earth. And kursi in Arabic literally means chair could be used to refer to chair
and it could be used to refer to throne, but we have another word that Allahu subhana wa tada told us in the Quran, about the throne of Allah Subhana Tada, what's that word? There Ouch. We have the outage allows accountants out I mentioned this thrown in many places in the salon of wash manual and Ella Otto she's still up. You mentioned the Alisha thrown over lost a pound of data in many places. And also law he said aloha it was Selim gave us a amazing spectacular Hadith to understand the outage and the courtesy and so many of the LMS had the courtesy is like the it's the smaller chair in front of the outage. So you know how you have a large chair and then sometimes you have what they
refer to as a like a footstool, for example, so there is a greater creation than the courtesy. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that
that this that the earth compared to the soul size element in the Quran, we have a similar to surber that the sky's the heavens are in several, seven layers.
What's the verse in the beginning of salted milk?
Tomorrow calorie will will koala condition. After that, hello cassava SMRT Li ba ba, ba ba ba levels, right? So there are seven different levels of the skies. Also, as I said, I'm said, compared to the first summer and Ola summer of a dunia the one everything that we can see is all part of that first one, it's not
the first summer of a dunya is like hella cotton, like a ring in the middle of a desert.
So imagine you go out to the desert, and you just see sand for as far as the eye can see. Imagine, you know a helicopter flies over and they drop a ring in the middle of that desert. And they say okay, and I'll go find it.
You wouldn't even attempt to, you wouldn't even attempt it. Like Forget it. I will spend my whole life looking in the desert, you won't find it. How can you compare a ring to an entire desert is something and then the postal system continues and then that first guy to the next one is like hell up eyes like that ring in a desert.
And then from the second to the third, it's like a ring that doesn't intil and it continues through all of the seven semi watch seven skies until allows the power to outer reaches accuracy. And he says and that could see is like as compared to all of the similar to is like a ring in the desert. So that could see compared to all of the similar to the heavens and the earth. It's like all of those heavens in the earth is like a ring in a desert as compared to this courtesy. And then again, it continues. This crusty as compared to a louse is like a ring in the middle of a desert. And Allah subhanho data is above all of that.
Loss of data is far greater than all of that. So that there outage to the codici like Arena in the desert and that courtesy to Samantha Alton and each one, right. We're not even in the equation. We're just a tiny speck as part of a put you get an idea of how magnanimous how huge and amazing the creation of Allah subhana wa tada is this kursi was here. Good to see you who's similar to what
his kursi is encompassed, extends over the heavens in the earth. And this is of course the it's not even there. Ouch. So the outage is even greater than a courtesy
was the accuracy you somehow it will whenever you do who Shifu hoonah or who will allow you to help him with all of this greatness and this amazing
status that Allah Subhana Allah has as opposed to all of the creation beneath him.
It does not worry him to preserve them both. Somehow it will for him to preserve them. It does not worry him. What I will do Hoshi for lahoma just like how in the beginning we talked about that who the who CNET to what I know. In the end, the loss of data concludes again, he doesn't get tired.
From preserving everything, what we have is heavens in the earth and everything that's within it with a little humor. Well, who will really allow Him and He is the Most High, the tremendous, allows the panatela begin this verse with praise Allah, Allah, hey, Elijah, you and he concluded this ayah, with whoever le LLVM, the Most High. So panda who was our era LLVM the tremendous. And so we now understand, as we read through these verses, and we go through the different stories that we mentioned those stories, they are a further example of how great Allah subhanho wa Taala is when it comes to the creation, life and death and resurrection, once you go through it to kursi. And you
realize how great loss of habitat is, What's life and death. It's like nothing, right? Hulk and birth and resurrection is nothing for Allah subhanaw taala it's literally between two letters couldn't, couldn't That's it, it's just a matter of B, and even those with their LMS that even also kind of have it doesn't have to even say those letters or that sound. Yeah, and the loss of habitat will ask for something to be and it will be is is nothing. When you're talking about a loss of hundreds out of the Creator on such a level, then life and death at any key factor in motor. It's nothing for loss of habitat. So how can people behave and believe that there won't be a
resurrection? How can it be? It's not even logical, right after you go through all of this, and you go through all of this discussion. And then Allah Subhana Allah says Allah who really you live in armano, Allah is the ally and the protector of those that believe all better have an ally and a protector to have you can't have any better. You can't even imagine if you wanted to imagine a better ally and protector you wouldn't even be able to law. What do you live in? How do you get that protection? Even law? What do you Latina Amano have believed and have conviction? And what does that what is the result? You create your home in a Romantic era know this a man in a law it's light. And
once light comes, darkness ceases to exist. But those that choose the path of arrogance On the flip side, or levena cafaro earlier
those that disbelief after all of this, they still choose to disbelieve in Allah and disbelief in the meeting with a loss of habitat and the resurrection. Right and that they will be raised after they die and be held accountable is still disbelieve in that which is like unfathomable, but they still disbelieve in that Oh yeah. Oh hamato hoods. Their protectors are the false gods and false idols polegate false, false gods false deities. So what are they going to do for them, you have to join a home in a notary in a format, they're only going to transfer them from light into darkness, the darkness of disbelief, the darkness of anxiety when you rely upon other than a lot depression
when you find a source of self worth and self esteem from other than your relationship with the laws of Canada is all automatic, it's all darkness, amen in a lot is light. And Allah subhanaw taala said he is a lovely noodle similar to it.
in conclusion, we now realize why reading this reading as well courtesy is a source of protection. Because you will realize now you reaffirm you have an understanding of the total aid of a loss of hundreds out of the oneness of the strength of the greatness of Allah subhana wa tada and that he is the ultimate protector to have. And so we now realize the importance of memorizing this one and repeating it often. And so, if anybody here has not memorized this yet, please make a sincere commitment to yourself first and foremost. Now tonight before you step out of this room, that you will memorize this ayah you will memorize it so you can constantly recite it. You don't need to look
or read anywhere you will be able to to recite it
may Allah Subhana Allah make us the people of the Quran
a Latina whom Allah He will have sort of May Allah bless us with the ability to recite the Quran, and an alien, but often How are done with the lady of the Quran? May Allah allow us to recite the Quran throughout the day and throughout the night in a manner which is most pleasing to Him. Somehow know what may Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who are able to recite the Quran, ponder over it, understand it, internalize it and apply it in our lives. May Allah subhanaw taala make us of those who listen and follow the best of what they hear are those sort of La Silla mo abakada and IBM Mohammed Ali, he will be he was alum. Thank you all for your attentive listening.
I mentioned last week after the Juma kotoba
And again, we were reminded this week that we have the hedge program, going from this Masjid. It's a wonderful effort for you to participate in if you have not already fulfilled the obligation of Hajj, or to encourage others that you might know to come along. And in this is also a means of supporting your message Allah Tada. There are literally just a few days left and even fewer spots left just a handful. And many people have already mailed their passports to go receive the visas and the tickets and all that processing already. So if you don't anybody, this is literally the last chance. And so Pamela today after Juma as somebody came to me and said, I'm going to make the intention challah so
it's not too late. There is a very small window of opportunity available. But let us remember that this is a big opportunity because in many countries around the world, you can't make hedge unless you're a particular age, or unless you fulfill a quota. Or sometimes even in many countries, they have a lottery system, even if you have the money, even if you're a particular age, it's just you know names out of a hat. A few weeks ago somebody was telling me they are in another country and that's the you know, they're they're elderly their father he was telling me about elderly and has the money and whatnot but did not get his name in the lottery system. So it cannot make hedge it's
very difficult but 100 low we have it very easy here. So let us take that opportunity. And bear in mind that the years to come it's only going to get more and more hot because as little Milan is now getting earlier in the year hedge is now getting more and more in the middle of the summer. And
I've been there in the summer, it's difficult. So if you know anybody please encourage them to hasten Joe lithotomy a lot except from your his upcoming lowfield and we'll set them already below here habra