Tafseer Surah Ar-Ra-ad #6
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towards it. So you can't even stand it. You can't even stand it. That's the beneficial knowledge. So Allah subhanaw taala saying are those who know that what was revealed to us the truth, like those who are blind,
like those who are blind, so Allah saying those who know that what you have is the truth and they know it at a deep level, and that makes them follow it and take it as a way of life. Are they like those who are blind? Allah give the metaphor that the people who do not follow the truth are blind, or living in blindness, they're living in blindness, and so to see and you will find Allah subhanaw taala talking about the people who refuse faith, people who oppose faith. Allah says in Angelina V Anna to him as a learner, we have made around rounder around the next shackles chains.
If you're not him Allah for her yet you don't have Kalani here, their hands are up to their throats up to their chins, they tied up to their chins. So there is a chain around their necks, and they have tied up their hands or the palms, to their chins like this, for whom my horn mahkamah. And the Arabic language means that they can't put their head down, they have to put their head up because it's pushed upward. So Allah is describing those who disbelieved those who refuse faith, that they are tied up, their hands are tied up to their throats. And the heads are stuck upwards
is why they cannot see around. They they cannot act. So they are shackled. They are chained, constrained, and they can't even see and they are in a very uncomfortable position. And that's exactly what kufra does to the human being. It shackles you this belief in Allah shackles you, it blinds you, and it limits you. So Allah subhanaw taala is saying, Those who disbelieve in the truth will fail just like blind people. Because this belief blinds you, blind you. And this is something that's very well known today in social sciences, that we humans do not see reality as it is, we don't see it as it is, we make our own reality. We take in all the data that we get from our
surroundings, but we interpret that we interpret it in a very specific way based on our beliefs, based on our convictions based on our desires, based on our upbringing, based on so many things. So you and I live in the same reality, but you interpret it differently, you live in a different world, you truly live in a different world.
you know, even when they study knowledge it when they study vision, today, when they study vision, they say it's the it's the back end of your brain that deals with vision is the back part of you the one the rear of your brain that deals and processes vision. And in the past, scholars, or scientists believed that seeing our vision is merely like, is capturing. It's like a camera captures an image. But the number of processes that are happening in your brain in the back of your brain, when you see something is so complex and so huge. When you see something with your eyes, you know, happens, millions of neurons are functioning. And billions of synapses are firing, these are connections
between your brain cells. So the scientists figured out, you know, capturing does not take all that brain activity. So they tried to see what is causing all this brain activity. capturing an image is not as simple as light, like a camera, you capture that light, you put it on a screen, it doesn't require all this brain activity. And this, by the way, takes a huge part of what your brain does. That's the biggest part of what you bring most of your brain energy goes into vision.
So they tried to figure out what do humans do when they see things, they realize that you don't capture that vision is not capturing
what happens your brain constructs reality from scratch. Your brain takes what your eyes see. It interprets it gives it a shape and builds it from scratch.
This is why sometimes we see the same thing differently. We see the same thing differently. You know, you're not alone. A lot of these optical illusions. Like it can show you some lines, right, you know, random lines. And when you look at them, you can see actually a cube. But these are just lines. They're just angles.
If I give you a two D kind of image,
you say Oh, this is a cube. It's not a cube. It's a two D It's lines. But who makes it a cube you brain. Your brain makes it into a cube but you see it as a 2d image. So the thing is here.
Those people who display
Even Allah subhanaw taala they are unable to see reality as it is this way they are blind, because their disbelief, their rejection, their arrogance, prevents them from seeing the truth of things. So they are just like as insalata seen, like the ones who are Chacos by their disbelief, it doesn't allow them to see it doesn't allow them to act as an allow them to explore and get in touch with the world.
In the Metallica album, indeed, the ones are the people of sound hearts, they are the ones who truly remember we said Remember, that's basically what's in the fedora. What's in our essence, human beings. When it meets revelation, it remembers, remembers your last animal to animal then Allah Subhana Allah describes these oral Elba people of sound hearts and people of proper understanding. And levena you will find the law here in Kaduna, Mita, those who stay truthful to the covenant, they have struck with Allah subhanaw taala. We said we all humans have a covenant with Allah. before birth, we had, we were experiencing some kind of life now we don't remember it consciously. We don't
remember it consciously. But when we die, we'll get we'll tune back into that Wavelink. And we will remember that, now we don't remember it. Now, as we are stuck in our brains, and our lefse, low self, we don't remember that. But once we die, we tune out of this wavelength that we are functioning upon in this life, we start we go back to the original wavelength, and on that wavelength, we see everything.
So we at that point, we would remember that ALLAH SubhanA, Allah made a covenant with us and we agreed to it, we signed up for it. So we said to Allah, You are our Lord. So ALLAH SubhanA, Allah is saying these people have sound hearts, they are truthful to Allah, they are
faithful to the covenant and their agreements with Allah subhanaw taala. And they never break it. They never break that covenant with Allah smart Allah. And what follows from this as well, is that these people are truthful in all their dealings. Because Allah subhanaw taala made obligatory upon us part of our covenant with him is to be faithful, to be truthful. And to be,
you know, authentic, is what Allah Subhan Allah says, for example, in the La Jolla model, consolidating the second lie model command to Abdul Emirati in aranea, or either hakam to being an ASEAN tech mobile added Allah Subhan. Allah commands you to give back the trusts to the people to whom they belong. And if you treat people deal with people, let that be based on justice.
So Allah subhanho wa salam says, didn't matter eliminate Emmonak you know, be trustworthy or act in a trustworthy manner to someone who trusts you with something.
So, all of this is part of the covenant with Allah. Our truthfulness in this life is part and a branch from our covenant and agreement with Allah subhanaw taala. So the people of sound hearts they remain truthful. And this is why the believer does not act treacherously. We do not as a believer, you should not lie. You should not deceive, you should not betray the trust. That's not the sign this way the prophets Allah Salam, when he described the hypocrites, he said Allama to them when after death one of them either I had a harder problem give three clear signs of a hypocrite. One of them is if they give an agreement, they go against it, they break it, they breach it.
That's someone alpha because a believer does not do this. I believe it gives a word they stick to it. That's a sign of belief. Well, Levine isolated one ama ama Allah will be your solo show now Rob Bell Maha phone as well as those who connect whatever Allah commanded to be connected. So this is a very wide meaning statement. But the foundation of this or the central part of this is that these people connect whatever Allah commanded them to be connected. First connection is with Allah.
First connection is with Allah. Second connection is with the commands of Allah. Third connection is with your relatives, people who have rights upon your parents, siblings,
and even people within your tribe, even people within your nationality or your country, or,
or people within your race as well. And then humanity in general. And this also extends to the creation of Allah, we are supposed to be good to the creation of Allah, whether it's animals, plants, environment, whatever it is, we humans, we're not supposed to abuse anything. We're not supposed to abuse. Anything that prophets of salaam saw a bird that was, you know, hovering around them.
anxiously, the Prophet said in reality, he said many of them in the Mannahatta WELEDA, who took
Little Birds of this bird that is flying over us who took its children as little ones.
One of the comparison is, is it give it back, give it back.
You don't take its children or its little ones, you don't take that.
So that's with animals. With plants we know the province of Salam advised us many times that we unders in the, in the Halacha will matter. Before model we mentioned two days ago, the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Solomon, he says, If anyone plants, any kind of tree that gives fruits and someone gets to eat from it, or someone steals from it, you will get rewarded for that. That's an encouragement as well. That's an encouragement. So we are we believe we see this world as a trust from Allah subhanaw taala, to help us go through this life, go in a good way. So we are supposed to maintain that trust from Allah to look after it, and nurture it. So all of this is this type of connection,
you should see every interaction, every relationship you have as a connection, we are souls that connect,
we connect to each other.
We connect, we're not machines, we're not robots that are just coming across each other.
You know, the connection, the way I interact with you the way you respond to me, this is a this is a sacred connection. It's from one soul to the other. And we should observe this. This is why Hassan Holika is very important, good character, you treat people well, with good manners. This is very important. You can touch someone's life with a smile, being genuine towards them, you can touch someone's life. And this is valuable with Allah, this is a great act of worship. This is not a random thing that you do this, this is very heavy in the scales of your deeds. But you just touch someone's life by being nice, being kind, being genuine.
This is part and parcel of Islam. So all of this is a connection. And by the way, looking at our dealings with everything in this existence, as a connection.
It actually makes us see our relationship in new light. So your connection with Allah is not like one sided activity that you just pray and do and speak. No, there is a receiving end, which is Allah.
There's a receiving end, this is a real interactive process.
And it's lively and there is so much meaning in it. Sometimes people think I might go I don't get answered. It's like a one sided thing as if you're just you know, babbling some words. That's not what it is. When you speak with Allah, Allah and listens. That's the connection. So the the true ones are the ones who have sound hearts. They maintain the connections that Allah commanded them to maintain. And that's with Allah, with his messengers, and his commands. And with the rest of the creation, there are different levels of priority there of connection
that Allah says We shall not bomb and they feel their Lord. They fear Allah because they know the punishment of Allah is Severe, and they can't deal with it. So they feel the punishment of Allah, although they hope at the same time and Allah's mercy, and that's the balance we strike. We hope for Allah's mercy and Allah's blessings. But at the same time, we stay vigilant and fearful of the punishment of Allah. Because why? Because we don't guarantee ourselves we don't guarantee because it's the help of Allah that keeps us on Islam. It's the help of Allah that keeps us upon goodness. And who knows, I might lose that control.
We shall not bow Maha phone so al hisab and they are fearful of having or of ending up having a very bad or very negative account with Allah subhanaw taala. They want to hold them to account that ends up in bad shape because of their bad deeds. So they fear that they fear that and you can only see the fear and make sense of it when you see it imbalance with hope. If you are one sided, you might lose the point. You have to maintain a balance between hope and fear. That's the relationship with Allah subhanaw taala
in the home can we use the NFL Herat we are the owner now Robin what are they used to rush and haste to goodness, and they used to call upon us out of hope and out of fear. We have to maintain this balance, hope and fear. You can only you know make your journey to Allah based on the balance between these two things hope in Allah's love and Allah's mercy and Allah's reward and fear of Allah's Anger and Allah's punishment.
And the thing that the believers really fear most is that they are pushed away from Allah, because that's the most difficult thing that's more painful than the hellfire. That's more painful than being scorched and burned in the fire being denied
the honor to see a lot and converse with them. There's nothing more painful to the heart than this. We don't see it now.
We don't realize it now, as I said, because we are at a wavelength that doesn't see matters of the unseen. But there's nothing more painful than the heart and being denied the honor of meeting Allah subhanaw taala nothing is more painful to the heart than this, and the soul. And Allah Subhanallah describes them further as he says, When livina Sabat Optiva our job be him will occur masala and those who have been patient or those who are patient, for the sake of the Lord's face.
What does this mean if Tila our job to him, the what gives them patience, what makes them put up with the difficulties they face in this life with the calamities that hit them with the difficulty of being upon, you know, obedience to Allah acts of worship being consistent in worship. It requires a lot of patience. Because it requires consistency discipline, sometimes, or oftentimes you go against your own desires, and you go against sometimes the call of your body to rest and relax and chill and have some nice time. But you know that when you pray, or when you recite Quran or when you learn Islam, or when you are selfless, you you give up what you love and give it to someone else
who's in need, although you know, you want it you badly wanted. All of this requires a great deal of patience. You know what makes these people patient, what allows them to be patient through all of this through all of what they go through in life. It is the hope to see Allah's face.
It's the hope to see Allah's face that keeps them going. And that gives them the stamina and the energy to be patient in the face of all of these things. Were Ladino submodel immature ha How would you help him those who have been patient or put up with all of this, as they seek to see Allah's face as they seek to meet? Allah subhanho wa Taala I live in a suburb of Durga, jelibean and the people of paradise as the Prophet of Islam says in the Hadith, that Allah commands them, or Allah summons them, he calls upon them to come, they gather
around in one place, and Allah subhanaw taala says
what do you want from me?
What would you wish what do you wish for?
So they would say oh Allah.
You have saved us from the hellfire
and Deaton Amina.
And you have entered us in paradise, what hallucinogen
and you have put it in all this name all this
all these blessings and all this beauty
over your toes. Johanna, what else do you want? You have brought into our faces. What else do we need? It is Saloni asked me. They said like they run out of things to ask for they don't they can't think of anything they've been given more than they expected.
Then Allah subhanaw taala for you actually for a woman hijab.
Allah Samantha removes the veil so they are able to see his face.
They're able to see his face from Otoshi and have Bailey human Derek, they have not been given anything that they love more than this.
To the point when they see Allah's face, when they look at Allah's face, they forget all the blessings in paradise, they forget they are completely taken away from all the blessings in paradise they don't even feel them.
And this is why the prophets Allah Salim says he one day saw the full moon he said
do you see the Moon said yes. In a concert around Iraq back home, Ayana,
Kumar, Tarragona, Alberto Latifah, Mona Pharaoh at you should see Allah directly, directly, luckily see the mourn and nothing will blemish this kind, this kind of looking at Allah directly.
So, this is this, it's this meeting with Allah is this moment of honor that gives these people a it gives these people the ability to go through life, regardless of the pain, the calamities, the hardships, the opposition, the frustration, the sense of loss, sometimes sense of disappointment, so many things, and it keeps them going through, you know, acts of worship doing more and more and more and more, sometimes it's difficult, but they keep doing that. They are disappointed by people around them by people close to them by people who are far from them. And by Muslims, by non Muslims, by the media, by friends, and so on and so forth. Life is difficult. Life is not easy. It's not meant to be
easy and it will never be easy. Life is difficult. If your life is physically easy. It will be emotionally difficult. It will be psychologically difficult. It will
be socially difficult, it will be mentally difficult. That's what life is about. Life is not created for you to enjoy it fully. Life has a mixture of good and evil, blessings and pains. That's how life is. So you have to accept it as it is don't expect more from life. But the hardship that is there if you are patient with it, and you know that this patient's you will pay off. If you if you're patient for the sake of Allah, the pay off will be that you will be able to stand in unless presence and be able to look at his face and converse with him privately.
Well, almost Salah so another description of those people and they've established the prayer. They have prayed their prayers, and most importantly, the five daily prayers so they pray them on time. They pray them with a present heart, the hearts and with a loss penalty eyelets on the standard Allah's presence in the Salah. Their minds don't wander over other things. They don't think about family, they don't think about work, they don't think about bills, they don't think about business, they don't think about my next plan. They don't think about you know, good things, bad things. It's all about Allah subhanaw taala at this moment and salah, it's all about Allah subhanaw taala is you
should be completely focused on Allah, try to feel his presence and you have to occur masala will answer Omarosa now himself on what I learned and those people they pay from what We have provided for them, whatever we have given them, whatever provision whatever wealth, whatever money, whatever resources we gave them, they give from that they give away from that for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala whether it's obligatory, like Zika or it's voluntary, like any kind of sadaqa they give more from themselves.
Where there are only one for one for Omarosa for now home Sylvan wa nanny they spent in secret and in public, in secret and in public. So some of their
some of the charities, some of their acts of kindness and generosity are done in secrecy. No one knows about them. No one knows about them, because it's between them and Allah.
But sometimes as well, they do it in public. Sometimes they do it in public. There are benefits for this and benefit for that. The benefits of secrecy is that no one knows about it. So it's most most it's more likely to be sincere for Allah subhanaw taala not. And when it's done in public, it's more likely to encourage other people to give for the sake of Allah. It serves as you serve as a role model. When you give when you are selfless, when you are generous, other people are inspired. And they might follow that kind of example.
When for Omarosa canal himself, Hello World and here we are our own sanity see, and they push away the evil that comes to them by goodness.
Someone treats them bad. They respond with goodness
as Allah and Allah says infallibility here as a savior. You know when evil comes to you, harm comes to you from someone else, repel it with what with a kind deed with a nice deed. It viability as a CEO for either lady Boehner, Cobain, Harada, or Tonka and no will you will have you if someone gives evil to you. Someone is aggressive to you, someone who's negative towards you, someone who's aggressive towards you, someone who's disrespectful, you respond by goodness, not weakness,
by goodness. And there's a difference between weakness and goodness. Oftentimes, when we look at this, we say, Oh, it's just being complacent and being passive. No, that's not what Allah is talking about.
You respond with goodness, not from a position of weakness, you're able to fight back, but you decide to elevate yourself and to move on to a higher moral grounds, where you act with that person from a very higher moral high, morally high place.
And then you see that play that person acting from a low place, and you have empathy towards that person, you might even have sympathy towards that person. And this is when your goodness pays off. Because they see the figure up in the depth of your character and the beauty of your love. They see something they never expected. They see a high level of morality, and it resonates with the fitrah. And that changes them. Judge that changes them. There are people when they are unable to fight back. They say I forgive, that's not forgiveness. That's weakness. That's weakness. But when you forgive from a morally strong position, you don't feel intimidated. You don't feel passive you don't feel
taken advantage of. But you do because that's your moral compass. It tells you to act in that way. Not because you're scared. But because your moral compass shows you something bigger shows you a bigger context. So with this, you respond with goodness, that's when it transforms
The person's well last month and I said
so when you respond in that way, a fierce enemy could turn into a very close and intimate friend. Well, now you look haha Lilina Sabado no one gets this except those who have a high level of patience. Patience, the scholars say is the marker of spiritual and personal growth and maturity.
When we look Kahala Dena, Salama, aha, illegal heaven, and those who get it are the ones who have developed a high level of patience. And the ones who have been given a great favor from Allah subhanaw taala a great honor and privilege from Allah. What is this? That's what Allah Schneider talks about is an hikma and hikma when you are obedient to Allah. And when you connect to your moral
essence, which is the fatwa and you feed that fitrah with the Quran with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and you let life
treat you you let life help you mature and grow and you learn, you reach a level of maturity and depth and centeredness, that is inspiring. And that's one of the that's a great gift from Allah subhanaw taala. So those people they respond to evil with goodness, no weakness, goodness, there's so much power by the way, ethics and manners have a very strong power and appeal, they have authority, and they have power. And you can capture people's hearts with this, by the way, you can capture people's hearts with this, who does not respect bravery, it captures you, what makes people what makes young people and even older people. What makes them drawn to these so called stars, like
movie stars, is because they see them acting, but they see them in look at a lot of these movies, these the roles that they play the star roles that they play, or actually they consist for the most part of great ethical demonstrations, courage, generosity, selflessness, help. And that's why people admire them. People think these people are in their personal life, or just like they are in the movie. That's why people are drawn to them. Because humans are drawn to this, because that's our football. That's who we are. And tacitly in our hearts, we know that this is the best you can be as a human being when you develop these moral principles within yourself and you will live within them
and you live by them.
We know that this is why we are drawn to these people. We think oh, this is how they are but we forget that it's acting. We forget it's acting, but we love ethical principles. We love self high level of selflessness. We love this high level of courage and devotion when someone has a principal and they are devoted to this principle, and they are dedicated. We admire this and we love this because we want to see it within ourselves as well. So want to find out more about this person.
So that's the kind of goodness that you that when you respond with it. It transforms the situation if someone is trying to be aggressive or negative, or trying to be disrespectful towards you, you can transform that with the ethical power,
order eco Allahu Akbar, dar for those will be the best and, and the best aboard.
The best and in the midst of all unless paradise, that paradise. And that's why the word paradise is for great people.
Paradise is simple simply as for great people, great people, when I say great, these people are faithful to Allah, they are faithful to their fitrah to their ethical principles and to their moral compass.
Great people who hold them to the truth regardless of what's happening around them, when everyone is flocking to what's bad, what's cheap, and, and all that stuff was popular. These people remain steadfast on their principles. Even though they might seem weak, they might seem to be sometimes, you know, taken advantage of, and they don't have power, they don't have appeal, and so on and so forth. But these people, there's something moral about them. These are great people, this is their side of greatness, and they will enter paradise. So paradise is for great people. It is for great people. And we're all what Islam does. It just calls us back to our greatness.
But sometimes, we don't realize that greatness sometimes when we are caught up in some of the, you know the trends in this world. We don't appreciate real greatness, we see it as weakness. We see it as a life that's empty, but we don't see because we're so much hooked up now to more to popularity, to numbers of number of views, and so on and so forth. These are wrong parameters. So like Allahu Akbar dog, those people will get the best end
For the best abode, which is paradise, Allah explains Jana to Adeney year the whole owner her woman, Salah, having him was when he hit the lottery at the gardens of Aden. Jannatul Adam, that's the best that you could ever imagine. Oh, you could that could ever be in existence
that could ever be in existence and in paradise the prophets of Islam says Fiamma Allah I know what what our ordinance I mean, when a hot Allah Allah called me Bashar. In paradise, there is what no I have ever seen. And no ear has ever heard the sounds there, no one has ever heard.
You think the birds the chirp the same way the chirp, hear? No, it's different, different sounds there. Were even now let's just I mean, consider this, our ears can only catch certain
spectrum of wavelength.
They cannot catch every sound like the radio sound, the radio waves are actually sound, the sounds but we can our ears cannot catch them. But humans have invented this device that can catch these waves. But our ears cannot catch them interpret them.
And there are things that the Prophet told about sounds that people in the grave are being punished with. And there are there's extremely loud, frightening sounds that are coming out from that punishment. Yet we humans don't get to hear that. The prophecy goes on and says, for example, a person who is in his grave was done bad things, they will be hit with a huge hammer.
And they would scream make a very loud scream that frightens everything on earth. And everyone hears it apart from humans in general.
There are so many sounds around us, but we don't catch them. Because our ears cannot catch that.
Our ears cannot catch this. They're not designed for that. So on in paradise, there are sounds. And you can imagine what are the sounds of paradise.
Something you don't have in this world. You can't even imagine you can't even you know,
try to figure out or come up with anything's similar to it. It's different.
When a Bachelor in Paradise, what not I have seen what not year has heard, and what no imagination could ever come up with. You cannot even
no matter how wild your imagination can go, it will never get even get closer to what is in paradise.
That's the abode of the people who have these descriptions are twofold Allah and they connect with Allah commanded them to connect, they connect with Allah with the messengers also, with their kins their relatives, with the book of Allah, and with the creatures.
And they fear Allah. They fear is punishment, and they fear to have a bad account with it. And they are patient because they love to see all this face. So they sacrifice and they put up with difficult things and challenging things. For the sake of seeing colors face and being able to look at Allah's face. They established the prayer and they give from what Allah has given them in secret and in public, and they respond to bad or to evil with good and kindness. This is what they will get denied in gardens of Aden, you will enter them and they will live there forever. you'd hold on to her, not only they will enter them. Woman Salah
woman Salah having him what his words to him will react him. Not only they will enter that, but whoever has been righteous from their parents. What is more, you know, I would say entering paradise is one thing.
And probably sometimes a greater thing that when you enter Paradise, you're gonna see your parents they're
not only you
not only you but even your parents with you. Obviously these are the ones who are believers if they die as believers and that's an honor from Allah subhanaw taala
agenda to the new year to Hulu and her woman Salah Herman
so they will not enter the paradise alone will interact with your parents, the father and your mother.
Woman Salah haven't had a what is his word to him and their spouses. Even your spouses, whoever is righteous from your relatives from your close ones are going to enter it with you yet who don't have one solid having him as well do you him and their spouses will react him and their children their offspring.
So Allah is saying we will preserve you know, because
you know, life when life gets difficult, where do you find peace at home? With your spouse? You see your children playing around? Oh,
They even grow up you find them around you, that's when you find a homely that when you last when you feel safe, that's when you don't care. Whatever happens outside, whatever happens to me no matter how hard life gets, once I get back to my home, I forget everything that's my paradise on earth right? So Allah saying we're gonna keep this and give it to you as well and pray they're gonna go with you to paradise. If they die upon faith, they die upon faith, dinar to add any year the whole owner ha woman Saleh I mean he was word you him with already yet in
Gardens of Eden, they will enter them and whoever is righteous from among their parents, and obviously for fathers and their spouses and their offspring. What is it good to hear the whole owner led him in coolibah up? Well, melodica and angels will be entering upon them from every door. Because the angels are around. What do the angels do in paradise, they serve the believers. They give them happiness, they serve them, they give them wherever they want. So imagine a believer will be allowed into paradise with their parents close to them, with their spouse and with their children. And not only this angel law serving them coming to them from every direction, what do you
want? How can I help you, they and when angels are around is what you find. Sakina is when you find the peace of heart, the moment you have a peace of heart.
And you enjoy this kind of tranquility know that there are angels around
there are angels around when you have this peace of mind and this sense of tranquility. The reason it happens, the angels are around angels are around.
So, I mean you can imagine I mean you can try to imagine this. Try to imagine this in your heart that someone being in paradise with their parents, their spouse and their children. And the angels are there serving them coming at them from every door and offering the help and whatever offering to respond to their wishes while Mullah eager to get Hulu and Ally him in coolibah salaam aleikum wa salatu salam fenetre, Morocco Baghdad, some of the officers in say the angels as as they see the believers coming into paradise. They say Peace be upon you. Like they received them. They welcome them. Sarah m en la Combi masa bottom Peace be upon you because of the patience that you held on to
in that world in the dunya you've made it that's what they say they congratulate them. They welcome them Salam aleikum, WA salatu fenetre What a beautiful and that you guys have gone have made for yourself.
That's what Allah Subhan Allah promised for these believers. But another Tafseer as well is that Allah Subhana Allah is saying to these people, peace be upon you. Peace be upon you because of your patience because you remain patients in this life that you held on to the truth and the prophets of salaam says
about the end of time in Aminullah, a Yemen kabhi lofi Hala Dean Hickel kabhi Liana Jamal, there will be days later on. When the person who holds on to the religion they remain steadfast and truthful to Islam. They are just like the one like when you hold on to a piece of coal burning, and you're holding on to holding on to it and you can't let go of it. Although it's burning you. It's burning and and imagine like you're holding on to a call what happens? It's gonna burn your hand you can even smell probably the barbecue can smell it and you can hear the sizzling sound of it in your hand. But you can't let go of it because you know, you can't let go of it. This is how hard it
becomes to hold on to Islam. Hold on to the truth towards the end of time.
So Allah subhanaw taala when people enter Paradise, he says to them, are He Allah Subhana Allah says salam O Allah He can be masa Bertram, peace be upon you because of your patience, you will remain patient. You will remain patient upon Islam although it was difficult like burning the burning call.
Salam Alikum be Masato fernet and Morocco but
Allah is saying what
what a great abode. What a great what a what a great place or destination or destiny that you have made for yourself. Then Allah subhanaw taala compares this to the opposite. Allah says we're living in Ecuador and hola him in the month after he wept I want him I'm not Allah Who He will Salah where you see doing nothing ugly Hola. Hola, hola and to Allah.
Allah says those who are untruthful to their covenant with Allah.
Anyone who disbeliefs anyone who rejects to believe in the truth, they have been unfaithful. They have broken their promise with a lot
Although they might claim I don't remember that promise I don't know about it is because you have not been listening to your heart, you've been so caught up in your brain in your mind that you have not listened to your heart. You have not paid attention to the Quran with an open mind and open heart and read it and see what it tells you. You have never given yourself and your soul the chance to play out what was written in it. You have not allowed it, you've been trying to be too intelligent. You've been trying to figure out everything with your own your own brain. So you had this kind of arrogance, this kind of conceits, deep seated conceit about yourself, you think I'll
figure things out by myself.
I work things out in my in my head. That's how I make it.
And they think they are intelligent. That's the problem. So Allah says, we'll have the name, do not add a line reading without those who break their covenant with Allah. Break the covenant with Allah after back then we thought that after it's been tied, that's we thought it's been tied, it's been like, affirmed, it's been confirmed. So it's so evident, it's really hard to avoid that covenant. By the way, it's hard to avoid that covenant, because it's the call of your heart it keeps nudging you keeps poking you it keeps, it keeps surfacing over and over again, to remind you, and this is why people start questioning different levels or different stages in their life, they start questioning
themselves at the age of puberty, who am I? So why people have identity crisis, as as teenagers, who am I, what am I doing in this world? What am I supposed to do?
And then later on in different stages in one's life.
I feel this kind of emptiness about myself this kind of vacuum, what am I supposed to do with my life, you might be doing very well in school, you might be doing very well with girls, you might be doing very well with work, you might be getting what you want, you might be, you know, really getting everything other guys or other girls are aspiring, right? But you feel that's meaningless, has no value doesn't doesn't fulfill me. Why? Because your heart is telling you, that's not what you're designed for. That's not what you're created for you were created to worship Allah. So your heart sends these tacit messages seamlessly. And if you're not paying attention, you're gonna miss
all of them.
You will miss all of them. And you will think about them as stupidity. And you tried to medicate these, this kind of emptiness, I feel a sense of emptiness, meaninglessness, I don't know what life is about, I don't feel fulfilled,
unfulfilled, I want to, I want something different. I want to I want to change my life, I want to do this, I want to do that. And so on and so forth. And when people get this kind of, oh, there are many people, by the way, who can't sit alone.
And that's a dangerous sign. Some people cannot really stand being alone five minutes. They need company, the other watching TV, watching YouTube, on social media, are they hanging around with friends?
They can't if they are left by themselves, with no devices, and no friends. They panic. They don't know what to do. They don't know what to do. They can't stay in that state by themselves. So they need something to engage their mind all the time.
Why? Because that's a scary moment when they are by themselves. They have nothing to busy their minds with.
They have to start asking the big questions. The heart is asking, what do you do with your life? What are you doing?
Are you doing what you're created for? Are you doing what you're designed for? These questions will keep coming up. People don't want to answer these because they don't want to face these questions because they don't have answers for that, if they are busy with this life.
So these people break the covenant with Allah subhanaw taala, whereby Oh, and I'm I'm Amala who will be hitting us on and they break the connections that Allah commanded them to keep the connections.
So for them, with their parents, that might be disrespectful.
The moment they become independent, forget about them.
Or maybe one of their parents wasn't that great. They say, Oh, they call him names, or call her names. And they have grudges against them, and so on and so forth. Some of them kill their parents, some of them abandoned their parents completely, and so on and so forth. Some of them when their parents get old, it's too much to take care of them, send them to the seniors, homes, right? Somebody else, take care of them, and so on and so forth.
And there's no connection. There's no respect. When they become teenagers, they become rebellious. And that's what they can find. You know, I don't know. But we can see this in a lot of the kids and they don't even know how to speak in a respectful manner to their elders.
I see this as I see this as a general phenomenon. Like you come and speak to a kid he says, Yeah, what do you want?
Are you only 13? You only 13? What do you want? What did you throw this? This can hear? I didn't throw it. That's how they respond like this. They have the we call this an Arabic Salaf. It's like hard face, hard face, it doesn't show any genuine feelings.
Where did they get this from? This is not natural, by the way, this is this is something you pick up. This is something you acquire. Humans are not designed like this. It's kind of hard face route face. You learn this, you pick it up this kind of attitude. So these people, they're not going to keep connections with their parents, they're going to keep connect connections. A lot of them when their children reach a certain age, they say, Oh, can you pay me rent?
Not everyone, but it happens in certain places. It does happen. And they say, Okay, I mean, go and make your own living, I can't keep spending on you. Because why they want to enjoy themselves. I don't want to spend money on your groceries, you buy your own groceries, you buy your own clothes, and so on and so forth. And
even with others, like if you benefit me, I'm going to do with you the moment the you know, there's no benefit between us. I don't even say hello, and good morning, what it's all about pragmatic pragmatism, pragmatism, you benefit me find your manifest. You don't even exist on my map. That's the issue because you're not even a human being. And that's the problem. But not everyone is like this, some people still when you find other people, or non Muslims will have this kind of goodness, that's part of their fruitless still awake.
The goodness that you have in humans is given by Allah to them and they maintain it, some of them maintain it, some of them losing.
these people who will promote hatred, now hate against Muslims, hate against a different race, okay, a color and so on and so forth. These people are,
they are breaking these connections, human connections, we humans are supposed to connect to one another.
A lot smarter. Allah says, Would you Allah come Sure. Obon Wakaba ADA. DITA out have we made we made you into tribes and into races, so that you get to know each other because that develops interests. Each nation has different things. Each race has different things, and so on and so forth. There's no reason that's better than the other no nation that's better than the other. We all exchange we all complement one another.
We have to honor Muhammad Allah will be here, your Salah what you've seen out they they create corruption, they create mischief, on the earth,
on the earth mischief by exploiting natural resources just to make money by creating corrupt political systems, by abusing the people by creating moral decay. When you support immoral practices, you're creating corruption on earth. Because these any kind any, by the way, ethical ethics are practical.
Ethics are practical.
Ethics are practical,
inherently practical. When something is good is good. It's inherently inherently practical. It's for your own benefit. It's for your own benefit people. And that's a mistake that people think if you are truthful, no, you will lose. But you need to lie in order to get by. But that's not true when you are truthful. On the long run that works for you, and even businesses, by the way, talking about 50s 60s 70s A lot of businesses were very dodgy, very dodgy, especially with marketing, they would make false promises and so on and so forth. It's only towards the 1990s, late 80s 90s. And, and the 2000s is that they started to figure out when you are truthful, you actually build trust and as you
build a good business business kind of rapport with your customers. So they started to cherish truthfulness. Even more ethical principles are practical. If you go against moral principles, you are setting yourself up, you might not see it on the short term, but in the long run, it will show up and it will be evident but it would be too late them. So what you've seen, so anyone who doesn't follow the call of the fitrah and the call of Allah, Samantha and the Quran and the Sunnah, it will absolutely be creating mischief, creating corruption, creating destruction,
and having a negative impact on Earth. Without ecological Mallanna these people only deserve the curse of Allah. And Lana in Arabic means that you are denied Allah's mercy and the Day of Judgment. That's what Lana is that you are pushed away from Allah's mercy. That's what ultimate curse is. Because there's no goodness that comes except it's from Allah's mercy. There's nothing else that could bring goodness Lahoma Lana Wilhelm so data for those people are the worst and are the best aborting a boy
Word or living, please. And that's the hellfire. So Allah is showing these comparison between these two. Then Allah subhanaw taala goes back again to the same or original argument of the surah is to show that he is the one who's in charge of this universe. He is the one who manages the creation and ones all the efforts. So he says, Allah we ever saw Doris kalima Yasha work there, it's Allah, who gives an abundance provision in abundance to some people. And for some people, he gives them according to a measure.
So Allah gives, people
might say, Oh, I shouldn't work, no, this is part of the process. Your work is part of the process is part of the color of Allah. So we should not see the verses that talk about al Qaeda or about provision, as, or in isolation of the whole context of a powder. Like there was a very interesting story. There was a thief that was brought to America.
And I want to Bob was going to apply the punishment on this person. So the man said,
Allah wrote upon me that I, Allah wrote in Allahumma, for the preserve tablet that I was going to steal.
So it's not my fault. That's what he's saying. I don't know how Tom says,
tests or selectable other Allah.
One I thought we had a couple of other Allah, your use your stall, by the color of Allah, and we're going to apply the punishment by the color of Allah as well. That's one of the quarter of Allah. So your work when you go and work and seek a living or make a business, that's part of the power of Allah, part of the color Allah. So you say, oh, Allah has written my provision, I'm not going to work, whatever Allah has written for me is going to come to me, that's not the correct understanding.
correct understanding is, Allah has written it for me, I don't know what it is. So I'm going to strive for it, I'm going to do the best I can do to get it from Halal means. And then we'll see what Allah has written for me. But Allah is saying, it's Allah controls provision, Allah gifts to some people in abundance, have people who are billions, they can live 1000s of years and not even spending this. Even if they spend like crazy, they can't even finish that money. But you have people who are struggling even to put food on the table for their family everyday.
Allah has wisdom. Allah knows, everything has been designed, everything has been designed. And if people feel bad about this,
this life is not the story.
This life is not the story. The real life is in the hereafter.
So don't worry about this life, that Allah take care of it. Real life, Allah is saying, if you want the best intergender
it's your choice.
And when you enter Jannah, the problem is that we're stuck in this life. And when we are stuck in this life, that's all we see.
That's all we see. And we think, now I want to get it in this life. Believe it's not worth it. It's not worth it if you get it good. But if you don't get if you try, strive and you don't get fine, be chill, like don't, don't don't panic, and say, Oh, having gotten enough in this life, other people got this in the regard, because once you make the shift out of this life, you're going to look at it like nothing.
Nothing real life is there. That's an eternal life. But the problem is that we don't make the mental leap, to jump into that life. And look at this life from a distance. When you look at this life from within, it's going to control your vision.
But if you make the mental leap, jump into the hereafter, and look at this life from the hereafter.
Nothing is worth nothing is short, and it's gone. It's gone. You know, what's the good thing about this life? If you live 60 years in poverty and suffering and struggle, let's say someone is destined to live 65 years.
In our 60s, one years, 61 years, this person lives struggling trying trying 60 years they live in poverty and
at age 60, Allah gives him an abundance. He moves into a palace, he gets everything he wants, he gets a yak tickets, the best cars in the world. He travels around the world and He sees everything and so on and so forth and so on and so forth. Do you know how it's gonna feel he's gonna forget the 60 years all the struggle and the pain is 60 years and gone now? Only with a completely gone completely gone.
And he's going to have the illusion. Okay, that's an that's how our minds work. That I've lived all my life like this, believe me.
You will be surprised. I'm speaking about personal experience. Not necessarily what I don't have the ACT
I don't have a house, I don't have anything. What I'm saying, there are things that you want and you don't get them. But the moment you get them, you forget all the time where you were deprived of it, it doesn't make any, like, it's that we live a very, I say, it's not a solid experience where you live, believe me, we your mind plays so many tricks. So when you go to the hereafter, this life, nothing doesn't count. And you'd realize there's no point you know, whatever comes to you just accept it from Allah. And by the way, there's no experience that's richer than that another, you know, what makes our life lack lacking
a person who lives a rich life.
He has a rich life. Yeah. Economically rich life, financially rich life. A person who lives poor, financially poor, he has a rich life.
Or she has a rich life. If they only appreciate it,
they only appreciate it. Each life is full with instances, accidents, encounters, meanings,
struggles, stories and adventures each day. You know, I mean, look at how do they make movies, they get someone in a very,
like, bad situation, right? And from that situation, they work their way up.
And you admire them how they behave in that difficult situation, or that poor situation, or that disadvantaged kind of environment. You admire them? Why don't you admire yourself when you're in that position, you just admire that hero.
Because in the movie, they draw your attention in a way that makes you makes you see and appreciate what is in there.
What is in there.
I read this story from a very rich person. And he says he went to he was in Fiji Islands. And he says,
I got something that was working for four years, and then I received it. So he said, I wanted to, I saw these people in the Fiji Islands, poor families in houses made of bamboo. Very simple life. These people, you know, they hunt, and they they they grow stuff to eat on a day to day basis, very simple life. So he says I wanted to give them something. So I bought I and I looked around he was in a in a journey. So I saw this candy bar. And it started to give it to this man. And I said, that's a gift for you. He looks at a look. He looks at it and like his face lights up. Then he takes it. And he brings all his children that he goes to his neighbors, and he gets all their children, he brings
them together. And he brings this candy bar, he cuts it into pieces, small pieces. And he gives each child that little piece and they enjoy it and they love it. And he looks at them, he doesn't get any piece. He looks at them. And he has this big smile on his face, a big smile on his face.
like this tourist, he says like
I've never in my life experienced that level of happiness that these people live.
It's just a candy bar, a small piece, it sounds good, but they were extremely happy. And this guy, he says I've never eaten this kind of chocolate in my life.
And he wishes that he could eat it but still he found more happiness in giving it to the children even to his neighbors.
So when you live any kind of life, if you appreciate what Allah has given you, you're going to find your life is rich, with meaning with events, with people with relationships, with connections with meanings and opportunities and adventures. Every life is rich. But the problem is we have swallowed the public and the dominant narrative that if you are rich, you're going to live a happy if you're poor, you're gonna live miserable. That's the problem. But everyone in their situation, they can find a point in living and find beauty in life. So Allah Who observatories Kalima, Yasha, Hawaii actor, Allah in terms of provision in terms of finances, he gives to some people abundantly and he
gives to some people with measure, bless, Allah does this for his wisdom for deep wisdom. But all this provision is not only money Allah gives to some people knowledge to some people, it gives them a little knowledge, right? Allah gives to some people physical ability to some people little physical ability. Allah gives to some people, a very rich social life. Some people are born into a family that's very connected. They have a lot of connections, a lot of closeness and a lot of love and it's beautiful environment. Some people live in a house where each person has an island. They have no connections.
There are people like so I get sometimes messages and emails and letters from people, like who say like there was a sister for exam
I'm Paul Mellor award her like
she's a reverse mashallah she's, she's driving, and she says like, I never spoke to my mother about my emotions, I could even never.
She would she would not respond to that. She would not even relate to that. I never confided in my mom.
So, but there are people like that live in a very loving house, very warm house. That's provision bass provisions, but Allah gives according to his wisdom and according to his knowledge, and each situation is a test.
Okay? Then Allah Subhan Allah says, we're very hopeful. hayati, dunya, woman Hyah, to dunya Phil Filati la Mata. And they are happy about this life. And people get from this life. They're happy they rejoice. And the last one Tara says woman higher to dunya this life this whole life in the hereafter is less of a small kind of enjoyment. This life is nothing compared the hereafter compared to the hereafter, stuffing, or the enjoyment in this life or the happiness or the the entertainment in this life bring it together. It's a small, tiny
speck of dust.
In the beauty of the Hereafter is nothing. So put it where it belongs, put it where it belongs. So last month I was saying these people rejoice about this life loss thing. They rejoice about something that's insignificant, that's nothing. And Allah is calling you to something far bigger than that. Allah doesn't say leave this life. Now whatever this life brings, you deal with a ticket favorably accepted from Allah azza wa jal, you can always better your situation, no problem with you seeking more provision becoming richer, becoming smarter, becoming stronger. There's nothing wrong with that as long as you do it the halal way, for a good reason. But Allah is saying Don't let your
whole attention be consumed here. Let your attention be proportionate. This life is just a small tiny bit, but you have a huge resource of blessings and gifts and tranquility and happiness and peace and resources and, and blessings from Allah subhanaw taala. So, pay proportionate attention, according to these woman has plenty of activity.
In matter I'm going to stop here in sha Allah, verse 26, because Allah is going to make it here there will be a shift a little bit in the in the argument in this verse, or in the soul. So say SallAllahu wasallam elvina Mohamad Valeo Savio Salam any questions
if you ask us
what is the difference
okay. So in the Quran and the Sunnah you will find a full dose
which is the highest level of gin also have genetic name. Also the not to add.
Some of these are different names for Jenna,
like genetic named and not to admin.
These are different names for gender but generally speaking in Jannah, there's a higher level and there's a lower level.
The highest levels is called for those this is why the prophets of salaam says either Sal Tamala alphas are always very docile.
If you ask Allah for something, then ask Allah for and for those who Allah which is the highest, highest level in paradise. Why is this? This is just the problem is saying hope for more and you're not losing by asking Allah for more. As in the other Hadith the Prophet SAW Selim says it as an old man said Allah Allah stick.
Whoever asks Allah then ask him for a big thing like ask him for big, like don't say, Oh Allah give me
$100,000 If you're gonna ask Allah say, Oh Allah give me 10 million. Allah give me 100 million myself, but that's too far. That's that's a problem. That's a problem. ask Allah for more. Since you're asking Allah asked for the best. That's what the person is saying. Ask for dosage. And so paradise isn't for those who are Allah and for those who know the highest level of paradise, this is what the Imam when he recited, sorta Rahman.
Allah spoke about first about Jinda 10 About two gardens. These are in a third dose Allah Allah these are the highest level who will enter this elmora Moon the ones that are closest to Allah or are
sabich Goon, the ones who have the ones who are like those are those are the elite among the believers. Those are the elite among the believers. And then there will be the rest of Jana, the rest of Jana which is the lower two heavens or two genders, and these are for us Hubballi Amin for the general believers for the general believers. And they all mentioned the Psalter Walker Allah Spanish Allah says
was her booty Minnie Mouse How will you mean these are the people of us who believe in the general believers they will enter paradise the general level of Paradise Lost regatta says was Serbia Kona Serbia, goon. Willa Ecole Makaha, Boone, Serbia cone, they are the macabre boom, these are the elite, the closest the ones who did the best in their life, for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Allah subhanaw taala for example, says about us harbor name, Allah would say
full a two minute a Willian what fuller two minute. Asri. So, right, Fullarton away with a little Akhirin huge number or a good number from
the early Muslims at the time of the Prophet SAW Selim and a huge number from the later Muslims. So these are the general masses of the Muslims but about carabin who are the highest and and sabich on the profit or last month Allah says
Full Metal mineral a welline Waka Lilo mineral Akhirin from among the companions a good number a huge number but from the later Muslims later generations of the Muslims smaller number smaller number so that's what Jana is basically. So you have the highest one or two genders and you have the lowest the lower ones, but the lower ones
so we ask Allah for for the other for the highest regard regardless but you can still ask Allah Subhanallah for Jin
Does this answer the question?
What is the difference between
I don't know about Ibrahim Ali salaam
journeyman velocity Jannetty name? Yes. So but there is a context for this tool. So Ibrahim and Islam asked to be from the people of Ghana in general, from the people of Ghana. So in that context, he asked to be in this when the problem says this optimal office are all for those Delilah if you ask ALLAH asking for them. So that doesn't mean we don't ask Allah for dinner because the problem was known that every time in grammar lady recited a verse and Jenna was mentioned in Saint olam and he has a local agenda. Why would it become an agenda or Alaska agenda and seek Your protection from the hellfire? So you can ask Allah for Jana in general, but the Prophet Solomon specifically said if
you want to ask Allah, like, especially when you feel it when you feel that you want to ask from Allah something about Jenna asked, What's the dose? So there's no contradiction. That doesn't mean you don't ask for Jana on the ask for for dose. No, ask for this. And for that. Yes. MarkLogic. Another question anything.
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