Gems From Juz Amma #1
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayidina Muhammad
Ali he was heavy as marine riguardo.
So Inshallah, on Fridays Saturdays Inshallah, we will have some reflections on just the last user of the Quran. Ama being probably the most accessible by most people. There's always that assumption, it's the easiest. It's just maybe by virtue of it having the shorter socialism on
the majority of the AMA is Mackey, and the swollen, mucky and meaning These are Verses or sores that were revealed mainly before hijra, were revealed before the Hijra of the Prophet sallallahu. And he was selling them to Medina. So we will find the sewers addressing issues of the truth about Allah subhanaw taala specifically about the Day of Judgment, that death is not the end
there will be resurrection after death, there will be people will be held accountable there is conscious to what you guys do. There's paradise there's the hellfire, and a lot of the issues of the world of the unseen so these are general themes in just ama which makes it very profound in terms of Arcada
and it's very good for non Muslims if they want to learn something about Islam. And what STEM teaches about the reality of life is to reflect on sewers from
from just ama because
like I shut up the Allahu Anhu said in the Hadith that is narrated in us so here, she said Locanda a woman is eliminated Quran let us recall well let us know that Shabbat humble
luck Allah Allah Hey, Lana Del Carmen.
I shall do Alana said had the first things revealed of the Quran had they been don't drink alcohol don't fall into Xena adultery, don't steal people would have said no, we're not gonna give up on drinking.
But what was revealed, as she said first was a dual weight was matters of the unseen about the reward from Allah and the punishment and about ASIO but the last day for them merman or
NAS Allah Tala cam, so when people believed, then the cam will revealed this is the sequence. This is the sequence, because they
really make full sense, when there's a context for them. And that context, is the reality of this life. Why would someone give from their wealth from their money?
If there's no reward for it, why would someone restrict themselves from falling into their desires? And just you know, giving their desires a free Plages doing whatever they want to do? What What would receive restrict them from that if they didn't believe in in the consequences? Right? So the fact that they there's a belief and consequences will actually make these
or create a context for these things, and they will make sense. Also, why would someone devote devote themselves in worship?
Why would someone invest a lot of time praying, reciting Quran and learning and doing acts of charity, if there was no God to worship, there is no creator to worship and do these things for in gratitude and thankfulness and devotion, and so on and so forth, and seeking reward from Allah subhanaw taala.
So, what I thought we would try to go over as much as possible of just Anna, I'm going to make it easy, we're not going to go deep down. So we're going to take the famous Tafseer of shahada ramen is said to him, Allah, Allah, He is the teacher of Chef of North anemia. And Dr. Allah, He wrote a really good tafsir
it's quite simple, straightforward, easy to understand, yet has a lot of profound points as well. So the book has been printed in many different shapes. The older prints were made up of four or five volumes, I think we have
one of the older volumes here, yes, the dark blue one here. That blue is five, five volumes here. But the most probably the most popular one. It was one big volume, where it was condensed and put in one volume, that's what's usually available in the market and they made it more I would say more popular, the series really good and respectful. So I'm going to also use a translation of the meanings of the Quran and it's
it's called Al Quran and Moby in basically the clear Quran. The Quran the Translation Translation of the meanings of the Quran is done by Dr. Mustafa hottub. He really did a very good
job really did a very good job may Allah reward him by his Imam here in Toronto by the way, he's a graduate from Al Azhar. And he really did. He went over all the all the translations and studied them carefully very well. And he managed to put together a good translation that avoided the pitfalls and the missed translations of older ones. And translating the meanings of the Quran will never be a complete job. There's always room for improvement, but he's really done a good job specifically what I find the simplicity the accessibility of the language makes sense. He wrote it in contemporary English very easy. He moved away from difficult words and strange words, so used
common words that almost everyone average English speaking person would really understand and comprehend. And it also matters of it that he really did a very good job. He did a very good job because the old translations you will find
corrupt update that creeping in especially when it comes to the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala he did a very good job. He did a very good job with the upgrade, I'm keeping it upon the leader of the early generations Mashallah. So he did a very good job, may Allah reward him for that.
So we're gonna start with Surratt and never saw that and never. So I'm gonna read from the translation of the meanings and then we'll go over the tafsir and make some commentary in sha Allah.
So it gives an N He calls the surah number he translates the word and number into the momentous news. This is the second surah thoroughly refutes the arguments of those who deny the hereafter by citing some of the marvels of Allah's creation to prove his ability to raise the debt to life and reward everyone according to their deeds.
so the first few verses start with the first five verses oh the belimbing the ship honorable James Rahim and may it alone and enable Elohim Allah the home fee Maka telephone can say the moon from McCullough say Allah Moon
what are they asking one another about,
about the momentous news over which they disagree. But no, they will come to know. Again, no, they will come to know.
He's actually profound words. So Allah subhanaw taala is basically referring to the fact that
of Croatia at the time, who disbelieved in the truth, refuse the message of the Prophet salallahu Salam, they were arguing and disputing among themselves.
Arguing about the fact that there is a day of judgment, there is a day of resurrection where people will be held accountable, where people will receive the consequences of the actions. So Allah is saying, what are they asking about? What are they questioning one another about, about the momentous news about the news about this great day, which is the day of judgment and Lady Humphrey him of telephone, but which they have disagreed? Some of them say, oh, yeah, yes, maybe there's a David some of them say no, they said, as Allah says, In the Quran, or in the Mahayana, dunya, and emoticon here, what are you really gonna Illa dar some of the Arabs, they did not believe in the last day.
But they they said, basically, it's only this life, we live we die. That's it. There's nothing more than that.
And they were called a data human.
Whereas some of the Arabs believe there was a, there was the last day there was a day of judgment, but they believed they had a messed up belief. They thought they were granted in order forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. And they were upon the truth, which is the religion of Ibrahim alayhi salam, some of them denied it, not all of them. So this is why there were disputes and they were asking one another about it. And Allah Subhana Allah says,
no, they shall come to know again, no, they shall come to know Kyla say Anna Moon Foom Kela say Allahu Allah says indeed they will come to know they will come to know for sure. Now
what kind of knowing is Allah subhanaw taala talking about here is it knowing in the mind in the brain, there will be a day of judgment.
Now that's that's a surface level. There are two levels of knowing by the way, she can Islam immunity media. He recognizes or he differentiates between two types of knowing, surface knowing knowing something in your head, which doesn't propel you to action. Someone smokes. They know smoking is not good for their health. They know it destroys the health destroys the lungs, it poisons their blood and their system. Yet they still smoking.
They know what's in there.
headbutt, they don't know it as we say in English, we don't they don't know it in their guts.
When you know something in your guts, you act upon it, you don't even question yourself. It just, you know what you do, everything you do is built on what you know in your guts. When you do something, you know it in your guts. It's not a very conscious effort, full process of thinking. It just, it's like a, like an impulse. You go ahead and do it. By the way, that's what it that is that what faith and Eman really does. So that's the level we want the deeper level so even to me, it calls the deeper level of knowledge. He calls it what any modality, the knowledge that propels to action. And he says that's what a man is. So for example, this is actually very important because
Allah Subhana Allah says about the people who disbelieve and refuse the faith, Allah Subhan Allah says,
law whom Allah Bondi, of course gonna be here, they have hearts, which with which they do not comprehend, they do not understand.
But these people know in their head, but they don't know in their hearts. So they have the superficial level of knowledge, which is knowledge in the head mere information. So they don't, they don't follow it, they don't abide by it, they don't live by it. What is the truth? Okay, which is the deeper type of knowledge is when it sinks to your heart and it becomes what you know, in your guts, then it turns into action. It turns into action, by the way, this was the cause of a big disputes, big dispute at Asuna know, there is something you know, in your head.
I know this is true. But if it doesn't change you, the Arabs call it test there.
Recognition I recognize this is this is true. Okay. But this is not enough as Iman I know Allah is there Satan knows and Allah is there. Shiva knows Allah is the creator of everyone, right? She knows that Allah is going to hold people accountable. Shiva knows how Allah is great. Allah has the most beautiful names and attributes. She knows everything about Allah Right? Or most of the things about Allah subhanaw taala.
But that did not turn into action. He disobeyed Allah and he challenged Allah.
So that's knowledge in his head. That's what are called to do. It's recognition mental. I recognize that I recognize this as a truth, but I don't act upon it. I know smoking kills by still smoke. That's just the UK.
Whereas Eman is more than tastic.
Eman is more than mental recognition. I accept this as a truth. Fine, that's still there. But a man is more than this.
Man has more than this immunity. Mia says, As a man who does decode when a car or a car or pulp it says a man has this mental recognition. You accept something that something is a truth. But you also your hearts wraps itself around it. That's what a man is. That's what a Quran is. So for example, let's take one deviant group that ascribed itself to Islam and more GIA
the more Gaea was some group that appeared in the early in the, in the second century, 10th century, second and third century of Islam. What did they say? They said Al Eman who were dusted. They said belief is just the
belief is that you recognize something as true. I know this Quran is from Allah. I know.
I know that Allah is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. I know that Allah is the only one who deserves to be worshipped. I know that. But I don't live by that.
I know Muhammad is the final messenger, but I don't follow him.
That's just the UK. This is Mental recognition. Intellectual, I recognize I accept this as a truth. Right? That's the so they the emoji I said, this is what a man is. I accept something something as true.
Allison, I said no. Because if you say this, if it does this because a man then shaytaan his moment can see it. I'm looking nice as Allah is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. And he's the only one who has the right to be worshipped and he should be obeyed. shaytaan knows this.
He knows it in his head.
But he didn't take it to heart. So it turns into obedience to Allah and worship of Allah subhanaw taala where a man is, the man is so Allah Subhana Allah is saying here can
kill let's say Allah moon, know they shall come to not come to know what which type of knowledge, surface or deep, deep when they see the Hellfire when they see the Day of Judgment. They're going to know
No for true now this is going to sink down to the gut is not going to stay as mental knowledge as intellectual knowledge. And that's what I lost my dad it says For example,
in Surah, it's
a ticker Thor. Allah subhanaw taala says you
can talamona Emelia
know if you just know the knowledge of truth
that's a deeper knowledge than just the surface knowledge. So there's let me just break it into English terminology English terminology, we have two levels of knowing, knowing in our heads recognize something as true as a piece of information, you accept it fine.
But there is a knowledge that you take personally. It takes your guts he takes to your heart. And that's the knowledge as even Taymiyah says element there a the knowledge that shapes you that gets you to act. That's the knowledge I was talking about can say animals, they shall know that you will. Now they say maybe it's here. Maybe it's not it became an intellectual debate. That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about knowledge in the heart. When you know, the Acura is there, the Day of Judgment is there and you start feeling compelled to prepare yourself for it. You take precautions and you do what's necessary to save yourself on the Day of Judgment. That's when it
became a man. That's the level of knowledge Alaska is talking about. So if you don't get to know it in this world, you will get to know it in the hereafter but it'll be too late. I'll be too late.
Kyla say the moon from McCullough. Say Allah moon, this is why
if someone knows something, and they don't act upon it, they know something they don't act upon it. What does that tell you? It tells you they have taken the knowledge only to their head, not to their heart. So the connection between knowledge and action is that this knowledge sinks to the gut sinks to the heart. When you know it in your gut in your body, that's when it starts you know moving when it starts shaping your actions. And that's the level of knowledge that we need to get killer Sailor Moon from McCullough Sailor Moon Allah Subhan Allah says eliminate your huddled around balmy hand will G burner OTA calm as Raja was you know Macomb Subrata wotja. Elena Leila divisa would you
hadn't heard on the ASHA webinar enough overcome so and she dad would you
not say Latina and the Georgia, the Northridge JB he had been when I bet with Jeanette in alfalfa, all these beautiful, these words are so beautiful, so beautiful. No human being can originate such words Subhanallah so I'm going to read the translation.
And this is about miracles of the creation of Allah says, Have we not smoothed out the earth like bent and made the mountains as its pegs and created you in pairs and made your sleep and made your sleep for rest and made the night as a cover and made the day for livelihood and built above and built above us seven mighty heavens and placed in them a shining lamp and sent down from rain clouds pouring water producing by it producing by it grain and various plants and dense orchids.
So Allah subhanaw taala
is deconstructing the arguments of these people, whether there is a day of judgment or there is no day of judgment, whether there is a Creator or there is no creator, by pointing their attention to the things they take for granted. So Allah subhanaw taala is deconstructing their argument because people take for granted what they have this world. And everything in it is so perfect, people take it for granted, they feel entitled to it. And they forget that this was not always there. This was put together who put it together. So oftentimes when people in their thought thinking process, they miss the first step or the first two steps. That's when people go wrong, for example.
When are spoiled when a child is grown or is spoiled by the parents, they feel we say they feel entitled,
they feel entitled, they don't realize that the privileges that their parents gave to them are a choice of their parents, and you're not entitled to them. I could withdraw the market take them away from you. But when you take them away from that spoiled child, they objects and they start saying that's mine, man who gave it to you. So sometimes you need to give people that shock. You need to give people that shock so they realize their full
Thinking, the faulty thing. And this is the way by this, by the way, why Allah subhanaw taala sometimes hits us by calamity. Sometimes we feel entitled to good health. So we become arrogant, we feel entitled to our strength and our power. So we start abusing it. So Allah subhanaw taala takes away what we have, because he gave it to us, and he has the right to take it away. But we have lost that train of thought. So we think we're entitled, we deserve to have these things, and we started abusing them. So Allah takes them away, takes away health. So they realize, man, my default state is not healthy. My default state is that I have no health but health is a gift from Allah Subhan Allah
to Allah. So Allah sets the thought process, right? So Allah, He wants to set their thought process, right? He says, All what you have around you, do you think these have always been there? They just ask the default state? No, there was nothing before that. And all of this was put together, how do you think it was put together? Isn't there a sign and all of that. So Allah subhanaw taala sang at a Magellan alum he had alumna alum he had.
Seeing we have made the earth accessible for you, you can trade over it, you can travel through it, you can utilize it, you can for example, I'm going to expound now, you can you can build on it, you can cultivate it, you can grow in it, you can travel it, you can master it, Allah made it easy for you, you can access it, and you can use it.
Why do you think Allah made it and that shape is not random, it's for you to be able to live?
Well, gee, Bella, oh, tada. And Allah made the mountains as pigs. So the mountains keep the
earth stable, to keep the earth stable. Now how scientifically This is, there is a few theories, that mountains give a balance to the sphere of the air. So to this sphere of the Earth, so what it basically does, it keeps the center of mass of the earth right at the center. So it doesn't shake around. So it's compatible. And there's another theory as well that the mountains keep
you know, what do they call them?
Tectonic plates, the plates, that the mountains, huge chains of mountains, keep these plates stable as well by setting borders between them, or by putting some weight on them, etc, regardless of the scientific explanation. But we know from Allah subhanaw taala, that he placed the mountains on Earth to serve a purpose. And that keeps the earth stable will develop Oh, tada. wahala gonna come as wotja and we created you impair male and female, male and female. And there are very a lot there's a lot of implications for that. There's a lot of implications for that. The implications is that Allah designed male, to find peace and serenity with female.
So Allah created male and female from the same origin. Her work is created from Adam. She's created from Adam Alayhis Salam. How was she created Adam and Islam slept, he went to sleep. During his sleep Allah created from his rib, his spouse. So when Adam woke up, he found his spouse right next to him. He says Bismillah you like he was shocked? He freaked out and said, Who are you? She says, I'm your spouse. Allah created me for you.
So Allah designed humans not as one gender,
not as one gender, two genders. And there's a reason that the one gender will only find peace and compatibility with the opposite gender.
With the opposite, is what Allah Subhan Allah says, Allah Allah Minh has the Buddha the Escuela Illa Yeah, and Allah created from this human self man, it spouse so he could find peace and tranquility with her. The Ascona Helia. So these are, this is not random. This is not random. Somebody might say, well, it's important for reproduction. Well, why can't reproduction happen by one gender, right?
If Allah wants to do that, he could have done that. But Allah created male and female because he wanted male and female to find peace and tranquility with each other and also complements. So generally speaking, for males, there are general characteristics and for females, there are other different characteristics. So they are similar
to be attracted to one another and they are different to be compatible, or they're similar enough to be compatible and they are different enough
To be attracted to one another. That's the
Subhanallah the miracle of of the creation of great Allah's Pantera creating us in Paris.
What do you know Macomb so bad
and we need sleep as a mechanism for your arrest.
We made sleep as a mechanism for your arrest.
So sleep Allah subhanaw taala created it, Allah designed it as a mechanism so humans can rest. And by the way until today, I think that will stay for probably forever. There is so many mysteries in sleep.
Sleep is not equal to relaxation
is not equal to relaxation. You can just relax and say, you know, that's enough that suffices me from sleep it doesn't. So there are the whole dynamics of the body and the brain change during sleep. And we know from the Quran that Allah spontaneously says indicates Allahu Yetta waffle M fossa, she in mot will let millimetre morpheme anatomia.
Allah subhanaw taala takes back the souls when they die. And also Allah subhanaw taala when people sleep, the soul departs the body partially
then it comes back to the body. So there is something that happens during sleep with the soul that leaves the body somehow in some shape.
And that causes the body to rest and the soul to refresh itself.
So sleep is a mechanism for rest.
And there are people who get will have some kind of disease or basically they have some kind of dysfunction in their brain where they can't fall asleep. There's a certain syndrome where people cannot sleep some people cannot sleep, and these people suffer a lot.
They lie on their back on their side and they try to relax as much as possible. But still it takes a toll on their body. It's not like sleep
or do you Anoma come Subrata or Johanna Layla Lee bursa and Allah made the night as a cover. Why because there is no vision at night this cover things are covered in the darkness. The darkness is a cover it covers and the literal translation which alumna leylandii Bursa, and we made the night more of a cover or more as the bass is also Clothes, clothes, clothes, clothing.
So there is one scholar,
as one's called some some, there is some research some people put together research and they call call the ACARA Abel fatawa called the most weird fatawa
you know, the scholars are human beings, sometimes. Sometimes with one opinion, they come up with a weird conclusion. It could be why because no one is infallible except the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So one scholar of the old times.
He actually he came up with a conclusion and was a fatwa, but it's wrong. So don't apply it. Don't implement it. Don't take it. It was wrong. It's a misunderstanding of the Quran. He says, Well, Jelena Leilani Besa. He took this verse when we made the night more as a garment. So he says at night you can pray naked.
Why? Because the night is the garment. Allah says in the Quran, it says there is a text. And there are many people by the way, they'll tell you, Oh, there's this hadith. They don't understand it. It takes a very surface literal meaning when that's not intended, there's a deeper meaning. Right? So he took he says, Allah says the night is a government. So at night, you can pray naked. Why? Because the night is your garment. It covers your IRA. So your prayers, okay, don't do that. It's wrong. And if you pray like this, your prayer is not accepted because you're always exposed.
Okay. So Jana, Lady Burson, but hospital made the night more of as more of a covering more of a covering why sunlight is the time
is more of a private time. It's more of a private time compared to the day to private time, it's time to rest, it's time to relax. It's time for private, you know, for your private life as well. And this is why the natural state of the night is quiet, not noise. It's quiet and not noise. And it's sort of cooling off.
It's not about you know, an active life. It's not about a lot of noise. It's not about engaging in so much. So the night is more about what is more of a covering that is covering the risk.
Yes, there is hibernating, there's okay slowing down, and so on and so forth.
This is where Allah says opposite it when you're in the house.
And we made the day for your livelihood. We made the day for the livelihood. This is why the Scholars say the natural balance is to work during the day and rest during the nights. That's the original state. And it's known, like if you switch over, some people sleep during the day, and wake up during the night maybe work during the nights. We know this is not good for your health. Because the body regenerates itself at night at the dark hours, and there's a lot of chemicals in your body that sort of refurbish your body and rebuild your body rejuvenate it and heal it
that can only be produced during the nights and if you stay during the night exposed to light and you stay and you are they these chemicals need to conditions you're sleeping
and it's dark around you
happens during the night. So switching over is not a good idea is not a good idea. It's not a good idea. Yeah, some people work night shift make sure this is not the case all the time is not the case. All the time.
There's nothing Islamically that Islam doesn't say It's haram. Okay, but it shows this is the general balance that Allah created in the universe. Or the unknown, the Haram Asha. So the day is for your livelihood. And you know, the early generations they used to start their day early after fajr they would open their shops they would start their business and as the prophets of salaam says in the Hadith, in Allah Allah consumer TV beaucoup de
Allah, Spanish Allah has blessed for my ummah, the early times, the early hours of the day, the early hours of the day. And by the way, it's a very good practice to wake up early. Very good practice to wake up early.
Whether you want Dean or you want duniya a lot of the big successes in our time, even non Muslims, a lot of the big successes, they have the habit of waking up early, early, a lot of the big names, you know, in every field, they actually there are people who wake up early, I'm talking as early as 2am.
I've read about some people, well known people wake up to 8am, some wake up 3am.
And the majority wake for AM.
And these are I'm telling I'm talking about people, non Muslims who are the best in their field, the best in their field, and they will tell you, there's nothing better than beating your day first thing in the morning early before it starts.
So this was a general practice. So it's not a good idea and the prophets of salaam told us in the Hadith. And this is part of the unseen, that when you sleep Shavon ties three knots over your head,
three knots over your head and you untie them. First when you wake up you remember ALLAH, you mentioned the name of Allah subhanaw taala the first knot is
untied. Then the second knot is untied when you make oboe and the third knot is untied when you pray your Salah, so you will wake up fresh. But he said problems if you sleep.
Well what you can do this part of the unseen you're not going to, you can't, you know chemically gaze that you can't put some x ray device and try to see it Shavon urinates in your ears.
You're going to wake up, you know with a very heavy, you know, spirit.
So it's a good thing to wake up early and to you know, seize the day in its early stages, the early hours. This is the general balance in this universe. So seize the day, when you own the Harlem Asha or Bernina Felco comes up and she dad and created above you enormous heavens.
Mighty heavens, the creation of the heavens, Allah Subhana Allah says,
in the law whom suka sama and Takara Allah, Allah holds the heavens, Allah holds them, holds them where they are.
This great creation of Allah so when we don't know how big they are,
no matter how, you know, with telescopes, we're trying to find out how big the universe is. All of these are parts of parts of the seven heavens still, a lot of the scholars actually say this is all of this is actually part of the first heaven. Still, we don't know. So that's the magnificent creation of Allah subhana wa
Want to add? This isn't the magnificent creation of Allah Subhan Allah azza
wa jal, Nasi Rajan wa Hajra and we created an illuminating lamp ALLAH is talking about
the sun, the sun.
And Suraj is a very good actually it's a it's a lantern, or it's a lamp. It's a very profound
you know, figure of speech here, because the sun gives light and warmth, light and warmth. And that's what we that's what life needs on earth, from sun, light, and warmth. Apart from this, we would die due to lack of light, and vegetation won't grow, animals won't survive. And without the warmth would die of cold, just like other planets that are more distant from the from from the sun are actually freezing. All you know freezing there's no life there
I just want to see what she comes up with minus 30 Says here
when the nominal Matsuura team and the GA and we sit down from the clouds,
water in abundance,
again life without this water, there will be no life, there will be no life. Imagine, Allah Subhana Allah holds back, you know rain, what would happen, humanity would become extinct extinct, no one would survive. That's also the so we take it for granted. Again, we take things for granted
Linac Rajabi, he had been one about so that we produce with this grain or with this rain, we produce grains. And various different plants have different types.
What's a gnat in alfalfa and dense gardens and vegetation.
That also allows metal as deconstructing the argument whether there is a day of judgment or not, by drawing attention to what you guys take for granted, you think it's always been there, this is how things are normally this is the default state, this is not all of this was designed, was intently put together.
So taking their thought process that step backward to see things afresh, things are not cannot be taken for granted, these things are actually maintained by Allah Subhana Allah And if Allah leaves them alone, everything would collapse. So there is a system behind that there is a system behind it. Something similar to this, but not obviously with at that level, is people who grew up in countries where there's a good social system and welfare system. So everything is easy. Everything is facilitated, you want to get something you can get it, you want to get education, it's easy, you want to get funding for it, you can get it. You know, you get stuck financially, you'll get some aid
from the government. And schools are available, good teachers, good systems, good universities, a very good marketplace where you can actually start a business or there's a good job market, you get a job, you get well paid, and so on and so forth. People take that for granted. They say you know life here is really boring. And they can pick on some small faults here and there. This is not a good system. This is a backward system. They decide to go to another country. So they go to the field world, right? They go and say I'll start a fresh here, people are nicer and so on. And so they go there. And they can't see the reality the first few months because they're still blurred bones,
they sit there for a while and they see there's demand there's no system. There's no schools, proper schools, right. There's no public schooling system. You're stuck financially. There's no financial aid from the government. There's no support system.
You get wronged you go to the police, there's corruption no one is going to help you. You realize oh, what I used to look down upon in my country man is like paradise, right? But you took it for granted. You got desensitized you became used to it. And that's what the Quran called a state of flow. heedlessness, you start you stop realizing what things are you take you feel entitled you take them for granted. You don't realize how great they are and how helpful they are. You just think this is how things should be should be even better than that. But you don't realize that there are 1000s and 1000s of people who are working to keep that system together. There are people working to
improve that system. The work people who are maintaining that system you don't realize there's a lot of effort and finances and money and you
Human Resources that are put into this in order to get a final product that you don't realize what's happening in the background. The same applies to people who are going to say, if Allah is there, let him show Himself to me, Allah has shown himself to you with everything around you.
But he just take, you've taken things for granted. When will these people wake up? If Allah doesn't give them a moment to a moment of waking up in this life to start to see what things up, they have a yacouba start to see things for what they really are, they're going to wake up when when they die.
And when you come, they will see all of this was designed. All of this was put together. All of this was for me, all of this was a reminder, I can see, I can see the greatness of Allah in everything around me, I can see that Allah has put a message for me in everything how, how dumb I were before, I could not see that for what it is. So Allah subhanaw taala has, as he said, is giving them this argument that Allah subhanaw taala now is going to talk about the Day of Judgment itself was going to talk about the Day of Judgment itself. So he says in your mind, firstly, can I mean God, Allah says, Indeed, the day of the final decision,
they will Allah will judge between people, the day to day or final decision is an is an appointed time, there is time for it. This time, it won't come before, and it won't come after it will come on it's right time. And the fact that people are hasty about it, or people are challenging, it doesn't change the fact that it will come on it's time when it's time, and it's real. Now, this shows us as well, that truth is independent of thoughts. So what whether people think it's true or not is irrelevant. The truth is The truth is gonna take place. And by the way, it's it's easy for us human beings, to lose the truth, to lose the truth, in the midst of a lot of influence from people a lot
of propaganda. So when you receive a lot of propaganda, you start questioning things. Things you know, for sure things you know, for granted, there are people actually manipulators that can really make you doubt what you see with your own eyes. Sometimes you know something very well, but people play a game on you. They change things around, they create a false context to the point where you really start doubting what you see and what you will hear. And you doubt your own sanity. These are manipulators. And if you have people like this in your life, man, get out of that place.
Get out of these people, if people make you doubt what you see and what you hear and what you know, to a point where you feel delusional. And don't stay around such people.
Don't stay around such people because they have hijacked your brain. So we humans, we tend to question the truth based on external influence. When people create a context we will create lies around us. We tend to question the truth, but the truth exists independent of what people think of it. This is why someone came I think to Imam Shafi, or remember, had been humbled. And he said, you know, these are those yardstick, and they are excited. And they want to fix everyone, right? And they want to convince everyone the truth, like many people come and say, How do I convince so and so it's not, it's not your job to convince anyone.
It's not your job to go, it's not your responsibility. If you see it, if you hold this as your personal responsibility, you're not in a good place.
You're not in a good place, the messengers the whole, the only job was to convey,
not to convince, convey, convey. So if you find yourself obligated to convince someone, I'm telling you, you're not in a good place, you're not coming from a good place. You don't babysit people to the truth.
You can't you can't spoil people to the truth. You can't.
But you can show the truth. You can show the truth. So someone came to him and Muhammad, I believe. He said, You know, so and so they deny the the punishment of the grave, how can I prove it to them?
He says that I will say a motorway error. It says leave them alone, they will die and they will find out
what is so like frustrated about that. That's their problem. That's the problem. So it's not your job to really convince people or get them to accept the truth. Your job is to accept the truth itself, before conveying it. Before conveying it. Your job is to really accept the truth. And oftentimes by the way, we think we accept the truth but we don't. And it has to do with what we started with the two levels of knowledge. Sometimes we know something in our head, but we don't know it in our guts in our hearts.
And that's dangerous. It's dangerous. Like I know
In my heart, Allah if I put my trust in Allah Allah will help me right. But when I get in a situation I doubt it. That tells me knowledge is in my head is not yet has not sunk yet into my heart.
So Eman is in the heart. It's a deeper level of knowledge that shapes your actions, shapes your actions, but if it's not shaping your actions, it shows it's only stuck in your head and you haven't really internalized it. Okay, so Inshallah, tomorrow we will move on to the next half of the surah. Allah talks about the Day of Judgment, Allah describes it in detail, and we will see what lessons we can take from that. If there's any questions with regards to this inshallah we can take two questions.
If there's no questions, I'll give you the time. Now make make dua seek forgiveness and remind you of the Hadith of the prophets of Allah and He will sell them in the saw me in the filthy he that were tuned to run
the fasting person around the time of great opening, they're fast, they have a Dawa, that will not be rejected. It's time for the it's time for dua. And there's a connection between fasting and the acceptance of DHA because fasting is supposed to elevate our level of Taqwa certainty in Allah, trust in Allah subhanaw taala. So that elevates us to a place where really makes it acceptable. So make sure you sit down now, all my advice, don't engage in conversations. This is a precious time. You can talk later on. Don't engage in conversations. Now's the time converse with Allah. Turn to Allah. seek forgiveness from the bottom of your heart, turn to Allah, that He guides you turns to
Allah that He forgives your parents he will give your family your friends, ask Allah for what you want. Open your heart to Allah subhanaw taala asking for everyone Allah is close. Let's close and if you don't feel this closeness in Allah, closeness to Allah subhanaw taala in your heart, you know, you need to work more on yourself. Really, you need to work more on yourself. You need to feel that closest that nothing stands between you and Allah that will do for the word comes out of your mouth, Allah knows it and Allah hears it.
So make sure you spend that time with Allah Subhanallah conversing with Allah making dua to him and asking him for whatever you want. And make dua for the OMA in general as well as I can locally or so long. We'll send them and see them Muhammad