Sons Of Adam Lessons & Reflections
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Allah. And the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala he was in them. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters. For all the newly invented matters and religion religion are considered to be innovation and bidder and every bidder is misguidance.
Allah subhanaw taala
tells us in the Quran in surah tilma Aida, the story of the second generation of humanity
those are the sons of Adam Alayhis Salam
Allah subhanaw taala says of the will of Him the ship honorable Jim What's your either you him never have a demo Bill helped pay is cavada Paul rubella Anna, for to bill I mean a hottie Hema, welcome Yutaka Ballymena.
Carla Aktueller Nick, Paula in America, Taco Bell Allahu Minalima talkin O Muhammad, relate to them the story
relate to them the story of the sons of Adam, Adams two sons
have been and Kaabil Abel and Cain.
When both of them, each one of them, made a sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala made the Autobahn A sacrifice.
And Allah subhanaw taala accepted from one of them that was heavy. Allah accepted His sacrifice, but the sacrifice of the other person or Bill was not accepted. And at the time, there was a sign of how a sacrifice would be accepted. So any kind of sacrifice that is offered would be placed on top of the hill.
And then there would be a fire
that would come and eat up that sacrifice if it's accepted. If it's not accepted, nothing would happen to it.
So the sacrifice of Hubble was accepted and the scholars of Tafseer they have narrations to add details to this story.
that is mentioned briefly in the Quran. And the details indicate that
the way Allah subhanaw taala, allowed the wife of Adam Hawa to give birth, was to give twins, a boy and a girl. Every time she gave birth, it was a twin, a boy and a girl.
And then how would the sons of Adam reproduce, and that was by
the boy marrying the girl from another birth.
So the, the twins could not marry.
But the boy from one twin could marry the girl from another twin. And the girl from a twin could marry the other boy from another twin.
And thus they were considered to be some sort of cousins in that sense.
And there was more than pregnancy more than, you know, more than two births that her worldly Allahu anha gave. And then there was a dispute between her been on copying over who is going to marry a particular girl.
That was a dispute. So to settle this dispute, Allah subhanaw taala invited both of them to give a sacrifice.
So have you gave a sacrifice, and corbeil offered the sacrifice, but the sacrifice of havebeen was the one accepted and Kaabil sacrifice was not accepted.
So Allah Subhana Allah says, or relates the response of Gabi and after seeing this, instead of turning to himself, and holding himself accountable,
why his sacrifice was not accepted, because Allah subhanaw taala is just unfair, Allah would not do injustice. And Allah is not random in his actions,
Allah subhanaw taala is the most wise and Hakeem and that indicates that Allah subhanaw taala does things according to his wisdom for a reason. It's not random. And it's not unfair, there are reasons.
So instead of Erbil, reflecting on his action, taking lessons, asking himself, checking out his actions, checking out his hearts.
He didn't do that he turned outward, he turned towards his brother, with envy and hatred, and resentments. And thus, he wanted to kill him. That's the conclusion. And that reminds us because of the story of shaitan because it echoes what happened between Shavon and Adam.
When Allah subhanaw taala commanded the angels to prostrate themselves before Adam, as a sign of respect and honor to Adam, and she Barnabas was in the company of the angels. The angels prostrated themselves, but she farmed, refused, and Allah questioned him, why don't you comply with the Command of your Lord, he said, I'm better than him. I'm better than him. I'm better than Adam. I'm created from fire he created from mud.
Then he says, if you let me live, I shall destroy him and all his descendants. Same kind of thing. Allah if your favorite Adam for reasons
shaitan could not see that. Why? Because he was consumed with his own ego,
his own arrogance. So he could only blame something outside of himself. So he blamed Adam and declared enmity, eternal enmity against Adam. And that's why he dedicated his whole life just to destroy Adam. So he's going to take himself to hell with every one among humanity that he could
corbeil was following the same example.
Instead of reflecting on his actions, why they were not accepted, why my sacrifice was not accepted by Allah subhanaw taala What did I do wrong?
Let me investigate. Let me find out. He didn't do that. He turned to his brother with with hatred, resentments, and then a real threats to murder him. Follow up to Linac he said, I shall kill you.
heavy being a righteous person, an honest person. And that's why his that's one reason why his sacrifice was accepted. That gave him insight and knowledge and he knew why the sacrifice of His brother was not exempted. He knew why. It was due to the state of his heart. He was not sincere.
He was not devout.
He had a lot of disease in his heart. And that was that he was acting that out through his actions through his behavior through his character through His sacrifice, and that's why his sacrifice was not accepted, because it had it
impurities in it that came from his heart. And that's how every action of the son of Adam, if it does not come from a pure and sincere heart,
it's blemished and sometimes completely compromised, you might do the external action, you might offer your fasting you might offer your Salah, you might offer your sadaqa. But if your heart is not in the right shape,
it might not be accepted. So we have to pay attention to that.
And the prophets of salaam says in the Hadith collected by Imam Muslim in the LA Alejandro de la serie como and Sami come, where can your little Isla Kulu become? Allah indeed, does not look at your appearances and your looks. But Allah subhanaw taala looks at your hearts. That's where Allah's attention goes. Allah looks at your hearts, that's how he holds you accountable. That's how he treats you. That's how he weighs you up based on the state of your heart. Because if the state of your heart is right, your actions will just act it out. But if it's not in good shape, if your heart is not in good shape, then your actions will be correct. Even if seemingly they seem to be good,
just like Kobe when he offered his sacrifice. It seems to be like a sacrifice. And sacrifice means you give from what you love. You get from what you have.
You sacrifice what you already have for something you don't have. And there is no guarantee you could have what you want. That's the meaning of sacrifice. So he did that. He did that. But he did it in a way that shows the reality of his heart.
So some of the narrations in the books of Tafseer. And as we say these are not necessarily from the Prophet SAW Salem. But these are narrations. The scholars of Tafseer probably have taken from the people of the book, but they were mentioned in the books of Tafseer. And they seem to be canonically accepted as more details to add flesh to the story
that have been offered some of the Allah's mantle asked him to give a sacrifice her bill went to the sheep that he had, and he chose the best among them, the best among them, and he offered it to Allah subhanaw taala. Why? Because that was his heart. His heart was sincere it was he believed in Allah, He trusted Allah subhanaw taala. So he knows that when you give Allah, you don't have second thoughts you give your best.
And Allah says in the Quran, well, so your mum will Hadith I mean, automatic own and do not go to the like the worst quality of your possessions and say, I'll give that for the sake of Allah and probably you are going to give give up on that anyway.
It's not of true value to you.
The Prophet SAW Solomon a hadith, and he talks about sadaqa he says Subbu Subbu Cardinal Harmon Miata Elfrida ROM,
one drum, one drum $1 In sadaqa, that you give for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala could sometimes count more than 100,000. And the problem was asked about this, he says, if a person all he has is wonder who to the ROM, and he gives half of his wealth, and that's when the ROM it's not like someone who has millions and he gives 100,000 out of that
it's a matter of relativity here. It's a matter of how valuable it is to you. It's a matter of how much you need it. But and that's the that makes the sacrifice bigger and worthy with it in the in the in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala.
So Allah accepts the sacrifice of havebeen of Abel. And Allah does not accept the sacrifice of his brother, Cain or kabhi.
And instead of Arbil, chicken out himself, taking that as some kind of feedback, let me figure out why it was not accepted. Why was not accepting this that's what we should do, by the way, in matters of, of the deen. And in matters of the dunya as well. Sometimes you might set up a business and doesn't work. Some people wallow in some kind of, you know, victimization, and self pity and they say nothing that I do works out. Everything works against me. Things don't work out when I embark on something. That's that's some that's actually that's something that resonates with what Bill did.
Don't take it personally. Take that as an experience and learn from it. Learn from it.
Look at what you did. Was it right? Where did you go wrong? Where did you fall short? Where did you have not enough knowledge to act so you did the wrong thing?
Or you didn't do a complete job you did just a half job. So you learn from it. But qabil did not learn from that he blamed something else. He said it was my brother's fault. It was my brother's fault. And again, sometimes in this life it happens like when you are good at something you'll find people looking at
You will envy
the wish they can smear your eyes with their with a hatred
but Allah subhanaw taala knows where to put his blessings.
Allah knows where he puts his blessings and there are reasons for that. So he says, The Aktueller neck, his brother said in the mayor takbir, Allahu Allah Matatini. Allah accepts from those who have Taqwa, those who whose hearts is in good shape. The heart is in good shape. It's sincere, it's honest, it's trusting of Allah subhanaw taala. That's the reason. That's the reason your sacrifice was not accepted. Because when you gave you you had he had crops. And he went and he chose the the lowest quality that he had, and he gave it for, for the sake of Allah.
Why because that was a reflection of his heart. And by the way, humans cannot escape that rule. What's inside you is going to, it will be acted out is going to manifest outside, you might be able to mask it by the way for a short period of time. You might be able to fake it.
But your your human nature will expose you will expose you because we are expressive creatures. Whatever is in your heart is just going to show it's just going to show you can fake it a little bit.
But if someone is very observant, and
and very careful, and they they see what you do, they can tell they can see through that. They can see through that. And that's why the Prophet SAW Allah when he was sent them said in the Rajala Yama Ruby Amelie Allah Jana Penang of holiness, hakuna obeying the law
for us to be
fair, and that will be mid and in Norfolk.
A person seemingly is doing the acts of the people of paradise, righteous deeds and good things on sada on fasting and prayer and righteousness. And everyone who you look at that person would agree person.
And what seems to be the case, and then the word of Allah comes through, it takes effect.
And then that person falls and falls back on the actions of the people of the fire just before when they are so close to close to Paradise, just about an arm's length away from it, then the reality of Allah's word and the puddle of Allah manifests itself. And this person turns back on the heels and they fall in the actions of the Hellfire. And thus they end up in the Hellfire because they nullify everything that I've done before.
Why the scholars have commented on this like him, I mean, know what we commented on this. And he says, it's about the state of the heart, people are doing things, but the heart is corrupt, but they're pretending they're showing, or they are in an environment that invites them just to do righteous, righteous things, but they never worked on the hearts than ever worked on the right on the under sincerity and the under connection with Allah subhanaw taala. And they think all what actions are is what you see what the eye can see and what the ears can hear. But we know that the reality of actions actually is in the heart, and then it manifests itself.
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If you raise your hand on me to kill me to murder me, I will not raise my hand on you to kill you. I will not do that.
That's a transgression against Allah.
And I will not fall it will not caught it will not it will not provoke me to do the same as sin will does not call for another sin. You can't fix a sin with another sin, you can't heal it with another sin.
So he was wise. And he said, I'm not going to fall in the same mistake that you have just done. And that means sometimes if you're oftentimes if you want to hold on to the truth, there'll be a lot of worldly sacrifice to do. Yes, people will be stealing, but you will not. And you will fall behind. People seem to be achieving progress outside. But you seem to be left behind. Right. And if you heart is not connected to Allah and if you don't see that you're actually growing and you are advancing more than everyone else, because every one is compromising on their faith and their morality and their principles. And they are going to guess Allah subhanaw taala you are actually
building something that is unseen that is transcendent.
Again, as we said many times previously, you see the full spectrum of reality, not only the physical things, but there's another reality of spiritual reality that when you make the right choices, you will grow. You get stronger you will get bigger
He said, If you're going to kill me, I'm not going to attempt to kill you.
I fear Allah, the Lord of the worlds in the half Allah has been in neodi do unto me What if maker feta cone, I mean, as having now with early catches our volume and
I will let you, I will let you deal with the consequences of my of your sin against me, if you're going to attempt to kill me, I'll let you, I'll let you deal with the consequences of that sin
along with your other sins, and it shows us well, that carbene had a history. He had a personal history of sins not being sincere, not being honest. And again, the things that we do are not random. Sometimes you might find someone who seems to be good, and they do something that seems to be stupid or completely off. And you see how come it can come out as a as a surprise? No, it doesn't. But you haven't been looking carefully. You've been deluded by how things look like on the surface. And sometimes it happens with with somewhat some of the children, some of the teenagers, you'll find someone that is that is so so righteous, and so good and so dedicated, and they see
like, our wish, and everyone else, or all the youth are just like this person. And then all of a sudden this person does something that is completely out seems to be out of context, completely unacceptable. And see how come that comes as a surprise. But for a keen observer? They No, no, there was something hidden as well. There was something hidden. People don't just snap and change their ways. That's not how humans behave.
And it happens by the way, just let me point this out, happens in marriages, happens in marriages, sometimes you'll find a person and seem to be in a in a good relationship. Maybe sometimes 10 years, 20 years, sometimes 3040 years into the marriage, you'll find the wife saying Oh, when divorce out of the blue, I want divorce. And then the husband is baffled. Like how come like we had such a good life. We had such a wonderful life. We were together yesterday, we were just dining together. We were you know, speaking sweet to one another what happened are some times and it happens often these days, our husband wakes up one day his wife is not at home, he goes to work comes back from work,
wife is not home, he goes, looks at the closets, closer gun
wife is gone forever, she doesn't want to talk to him, and he receives a letter from the lawyer, don't even come near her Don't try to contact her. You end up in prison.
How come you haven't been looking carefully that has been festering for ages, but you haven't been looking carefully.
Your heart was not there your mind was not there you were just sort of scratching the surface of your marriage and that's not a good place to be you need to be involved in your household
so happy the sister his brother
I will let you bear the consequences of your sin against me and your other sins.
Feta Cornermen us have a note on this if you do this, you will end up being from the people of the fire consequences actions action reaction.
You know what you do every cause has has an effect. You You behave in a certain way you're gonna deal with the consequences. There's no magical kind of way out there is nothing consequences of there in this world and the hereafter. So just you know, plan your life and your actions carefully. Don't think you will be favored. Don't you think you'll be you'll be handed like the some kind of and an outlet or an exit kind of card only for you you're not gonna get that no one is good is gonna get that
with early catches of volume in and the Hellfire you're going to end up in the hellfire and that's, that's the abode and that's the ultimate destination of those who do rank and thus no one enters the Hellfire by the way unless they deserve it.
And as they deserve it. So don't worry, don't think Allah is going to do injustice. Don't think Allah is going to randomly choose people throw them in the Hellfire Allah is going to take innocent people and just throw them in the Hellfire no no one is going to enter the Alpha until they have gone against the truth. They've gone against their human nature that recognizes along worships Allah subhanaw taala
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Then he self beautified and facilitated and that's a very by the way, this is a very rough translation of the meaning of the verse
facilitated for him the murder of his brother or the the act of murder towards his brother. And thus he did he acted upon it.
For us by having and hustling he, he became from among the losers.
And he didn't know what to do with the body of his with the corpse of his brother, he didn't know what to do with it, first human to ever die, first human to ever die, and killed.
He doesn't know what to do with the body. So Allah subhanaw taala sends a CRO, and when the ration indicates that the two crows actually fight among each other, one of them kills the other, then what that one does, it digs a hole in the ground, and Kaabil is observing.
Then he takes the dead crow and it puts it in the in the in the in the pit, and buries it, she says, I shall do the same, I shall do the same. Now what I want to close with and that's extremely important is fatawa at level enough, so if a katana, the beautiful Quranic expression for what this word means, when you have a wild horse, and you tame it, with so much hard work,
you, you civilize it.
And it's also used with iron, you have an iron rod, that is streets, you want to bend it, you want to bend it, what do you do, you expose it to heat, and pressure. And it's hard work, you have to go against the natural shape of that iron rod in order to change it, in order to curb it. So you need a lot of
a lot of heat, and you need a lot of force and power to do that a lot of pressure to do that. It's against the nature and natural shape of this iron rod. Or if it's bent, you want to straighten it up. And what you how you the way you do that is the same thing, you apply heat and pressure. Allah Samantha uses the same word, that his own self, his own ego, his own desires were his envy was in where his hatred came from.
That curbed his natural curbed him as his own nature. So human nature does not go with murder, it does not go with sin, you have to curb it, you have to twist it and apply heat and pressure on it, to change it so that you actually end up in a sin.
So it was hard work that he did. And thus, no one enters the Hellfire until they go against the truth. In such a way no one can reject the truth. By the way, truly,
unless they do this kind sight. It's the same kind of tug of war, that you actually been there and curve and and curb it.
So it's not natural for humans to kill. It's not natural for humans to sin, steal fornication, and do any kind of sin. It's not natural, you have to get out of your way you have to get out of your own human nature to actually do that. And that's powerful. That's the story of the second generation of humans on Earth.
And it still plays itself out,
still plays itself out not necessarily in the relationship between her beloved Kaabil as brothers, not necessarily only with the relationship, but also with the details of look at how our bill did not hold himself accountable. He did not take the feedback. He was not open to learn.
And any kind of thing that undesired thing that happened to him, he looked out in the into the external world to find something or someone to blame, not blame, not take the blame himself, not take the responsibility himself to educate himself and learn from his mistakes. And another important lesson is that actions are by the heart. First and foremost. Actions are by the heart, there are people who live their lives just seemingly doing everything and it seems to be right. And they seem to be the most righteous. But if it's not coming from a good heart,
you're not in a good shape with Allah. You're not it's serious. It is serious. We need to take our heart seriously. We need to stop this kind of reductionist approach to reduce our actions only to the physical manifestation. It's serious. It is serious, and it's leaving a lot of negative consequences in our spiritual life. And in all the details of our lives. You have a student who spends five, six hours every day in the library. They have books in front of them and they seem to be reading but they're just daydreaming, their mind wandering when the book is in front of them and the eyes are fixated on the book. They're not reading, you look at a distance you say, oh, this
person is reading. This person must be working hard. Then when the results come out.
like this person has filmed the course.
How come? Yeah, it seems that he was reading what she was reading but they were not. Why because the heart was not that the heart was not there.
So there were so many lessons and this story is extremely powerful. Just like the other stories in the Quran. There is so much that we can take and we should and we should go to the Quran resort to the Quran to take a lot of lessons as much as we can take them personally.
We can't keep going through life on autopilot. The The last thing I just want to draw your attention to is inshallah tomorrow and Saturday and Sunday on over this weekend we have the Quran competition, the Toronto International Quran competition, and it will be taking place in sha Allah and the building next door the new building that Ebola has acquired with Allah al hunt, so all admission is free. So inshallah you're invited to join and look at these brothers and who actually competing from so many different countries around the world. And you can see how a lot of them have memorized the Quran and a lot of them are still working on their memorization of the Quran. So this is something
as well probably to bring your kids over Charla they would be inspired Inshallah, they would see some good examples may Allah Subhana Allah accept from all of us Allama Philomena one minute when Muslim you know when Muslim at the heel Eminem when and what Allah muffle another Nova now is life and I think Emily now with a bit of a dilemma, and I was told me Catherine Lama foolin our equality now when even the Home Health Canada in the Rocky magic
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