Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
This is the 5th Class of the Tafseer of Surah Ar-Ra’d by Sh. Moutasem at the Abu Huraira Center.
2017-06-06 – Ramadan 2017
towards it. So you can't even stand it. You can't even stand it. That's the beneficial knowledge. So lots of others saying are those who know that what was revealed to us the truth, like those who are blind,
like those who are blind, so a lot of 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 me the metaphor. The people who do not follow the truth are blind, or living in blindness. They're living in blindness. in Salt Lake City, you will find a lot of Montana talking about the people who refuse faith, people who oppose faith. Allah says in Nigeria, Allah VRP him Allah Allah, we have made around rounder around the next shackles, chains.
If you are not him, Allah Allah. For here in Afghani here, their hands are up to their throats, up to their chins, they tied up to their chins, so there is chain around their necks, and they have tied up their hands or the palms, to their chins like this, for whom mocha mahone mocha and the Arabic language means that they can't put their head down, they have to put their head up because it's pushed upwards. So Allah is describing those who disbelieve those who refuse faith that they are tied up, their hands are tied up to their throats. And the heads are stuffed upwards.
This way they cannot see around. They and they cannot act. So they're shackled. They are chained constrained, and they can't even see and they are in a very uncomfortable position. And that's exactly what kofler does to the human being. It shackles you this belief in Allah shackles you, it blinds you, and it limits you. So last one that 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, you know, 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, 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 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 it 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 I can show you some lines write you know random lines. And when you look at them, you can see actually a cube. But these are just lines. There's just angles.
If I give you a 2d kind of image,
you say, Oh, this is a cube. It's not a cube. It's a 2d 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 salty as in, like the ones who are shackled by their disbelief. It doesn't allow them to see it doesn't allow them to act doesn't allow them to explore, and get in touch with the world.
In the metallic role, album, indeed, the ones are the people of sound hearts, they are the ones who truly remember who said remember, that's basically what's in the photo. What's in our essence as human beings. When it meets revelation, it remembers, remembers the last penalty rather than the last meta describes these little Elbert people of sound hearts and people of proper understanding. And levena Euphorbia delay, una mesa, those who stay truthful to the covenant, they have struck with a last minute, 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 wavelength. And we will remember that, now we don't remember it. Now, as we are stuck in our brains, and our left's 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 Lost Planet 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 a lot smarter than saying these people have sound hearts, they are truthful to Allah, they are
faithful to the covenant and their agreements with a las panatela and they never break it. They never break that covenant with the last one in China. 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, as well as whether that says, for example, in the La Jolla model, sort of in the sound like model come into adult amenity either earlier or either have come to mean and nasty and jack mobile added last month, Allah commanded 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 I lost my process and I'm says at the Amanita eliminate demonic, you know, a 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 agreements 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 Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he described the hypocrites, he said allometry manipulator is one of them either 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 a monaka 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 as a matter of law will be your solo show and I'm bound by a half one 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 the prophet SAW Selim saw a bird that was, you know, hovering around them.
anxiously. The professor didn't realize he said man Adam and Heidi Mahadeva who took the
little birds of this bird that is flying over us, who took its children as little ones.
One of the competitors said it, he said, Give it back, give it back.
You don't take its children nice little ones, you don't take that.
So that's with animals. With plants we know the prophets of Salaam, advised us many times that we understand that and the halacha will not live before mother. 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 reward 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 hosting on Hanukkah 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, that 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 one speak. No, there is a receiving end, which is a lot.
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 listens. That's the connection. So the, the true ones are the ones of 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.
Allah says we are shown a bomb and they fear 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 a law that keeps us on Islam. It's the help of a law that keeps us upon goodness. And who knows, I might lose that control.
We shall not Obama Hakuna Sol ASAP and they are fearful of having or ending up having a very bad or very negative account with the last panel to add that when a lot older than the 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 in balance 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 noncancer, yourself, the owner will highlight where 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 is love and allows mercy and allows reward and fear of Allah anger and unless 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 him. 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 much of the unseen. But there's nothing more painful than the heart and being denied the honor of meeting our last panel, john, nothing is more painful to the heart than this. And the soul. And I lost my dad describes them further as well. He says, well, Idina sabato to our JIRA beam 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, how would you help 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 recycle, or when you learn Islam, or when you are selfless, you you give up what you love, and give it for
someone to someone else who's in need. Although, you know, you want it you badly want it. 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 Alice's face.
It's the hope to see Alice'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. Well, Ludhiana submodel EBITDA, how would you help him those who have been patient and put up with all of this, as they seek to see Allah's face as they seek to meet? Allah subhana wa to Allah, Allah subhanaw taala or 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 the last panel to Allah says
What do you want from me?
What would you wish What do you wish for?
So they would say Allah,
you have saved us from the Hellfire
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and you have entered us in Paradise, what hallucinogen
and you have put us in all this name all this.
All these blessings and all this beauty?
Well, by yocto johannah What else do you want? You have brightened 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 the last panel to Halifax, she for a bonus.
Last matter removes the veil so they are able to see his face.
They're able to see his face, family or a Toshi and have Berryman Dallek they have not been given anything that they love more than this.
To the point when they see Alice face on they look at us face. They forget all the blessings in paradise. They forget if they are completely taken away from all the blessings in Paradise, they don't even feel them.
This way the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says he one day saw the full moon he said I thought oh no, come on.
Do you see the moon? So this is in Santa Ana back home Ayana
kamatera una, Alberto la Mona Pharaoh at you should see a la directly, directly like we see the moon 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 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 but 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
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, it will pay off. If you if you're patient for the sake of Allah, the payoff will be that you will be able to stand in Allah's presence and be able to look at his face and converse with him privately.
Well, masala, 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 of the with a loss penalty is on the standing orders, presidents and the salaat 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 about things. It's all about LastPass at this moment and salon, it's all about a loss penalty
is you should be completely focused on Allah. Try to feel his presence, and your heart will fall masala will answer omy merasakan, Kalani 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 their own one for coming Marisa home Silvana Nia they spend in secret, and in public, in secret, and in public. So some of their
child, 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 most, it's more likely to be sincere for our last panel to Allah a lot. 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 forming models.
una bella has sanity. And they push away the evil that comes to them by goodness.
Someone treats them bad. They respond with goodness,
as a lot under ss integrability. He is a senior, 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 VENA Cobain or I don't know, when he will have him. If someone gives evil to you. Someone is aggressive to you, someone is negative towards you, someone is aggressive towards you, someone who's disrespectful, you respond by goodness, not weakness. By goodness, 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 I was 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, 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 they figure out 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 them. And that changes them.
That changes them. the right 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 as well as Mandela said.
So when you respond in that way, a fierce enemy could turn into a very close and intimate friend. When you look haha illa levina sabara. 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 at a Latina woman,
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 a last minute, a great honor and privilege from Allah, what is this? That's what lacinato talks about isn't hikmah and hekman when you are obedient to Allah, and when you connect to your moral
essence, which is the football and you feed that fertilizer with the Koran 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 other thing. That's a great gift from Allah subhanho wa 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, are 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, just like they are in the movie. That's why like people are drawn to them, because humans are drawn to this, because that's how a footballer 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 this. 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 is trying to be disrespectful towards you, you can transform that with your ethical power.
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the best and in the best of all, and that's paradise, that paradise. And that's why the way Paradise is for great people.
protest is simply for great people, great people, when I say great, these people are faithful to Allah, they are faithful to their footrot 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. what's popular. These people remain steadfast on their principles, even though they might seem weak they might seem to be sometimes in are 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 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, you know, a life that's empty, but we don't see because we're so much hooked up now to more to popularity, to numbers, number of views, and so on and so forth. These are wrong parameters. So like a lot of those people will get the best end
The best abode which is paradise, Allah explains Jen natto Adeney, Idaho Luna woman Salahuddin as well as the Berea team. gardens of Aden jannatul admin that's the best thing 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 Salaam says VM Allah, I know what, what elderness me. When a hot Allah Allah called me.
in Paradise, there is what no i has ever seen. And no air has ever heard the sounds there, no one has ever heard.
You think the birds chirp the same way they chirp. Hear? No, it's different, different sounds that why even now, 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 and interpret them.
And the right things, the proper silent all 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 do not get to hear that. The promises of them 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 an 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 similar to it. It's different.
you're in Paradise, what No, I have seen what not here he has he 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 or to photo Allah. And they connect with Allah commanded them to connect, they connect with a law with the messengers also known 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 those fees. So they sacrifice and they put up with difficult things and challenging things for the sake of seeing God's face and being able to look at all those face. They establish 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 to know to identify gardens of Eden, it will enter them and they will live there forever. It halona not only they will enter them, woman saw the
woman saw him in he was worried you him will react to 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 going to 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 a last minute
agenda to add a new year to Hulu and a woman Solomon.
So they will not enter the paradise alone will enter it with your parents, the father and your mother.
Woman Solomon have a team and their spouses, even your spouses whoever is righteous from your relatives from your close ones are going to enter it with you. It Haruna woman Solomon he will as well do him and their spouses will re at him and their children their offspring.
So law saying we will preserve you know, because
you know life when life gets difficult where do you find peace at home with your spouse and you see your children playing around
They even grow up you find them around you, that's when you find a homely, that when you that's 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 I'm not 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, Jen to add any year to Haruna woman Solomon, he was watching him with reality.
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, whether the mother colonna led him in coolibah, while Malaika, 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 whatever they want. So imagine a believer will be allowed into paradise with their parents close to them, with their spouse and with their children are not only this angels are 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 a 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. When it gets weird Hulu halimun coolibah Salah mon la combi ma sobre Veneto, Morocco but some of the officer in say the angels as as they see the believers coming into paradise. They say Peace be upon you like they receive them they welcome them. Sarah mon la combi masa bottom Peace be upon you because of the patience that you held on to in that world and the
dunya you've made it That's what they say they congratulate them. They welcome them. salaam aleikum wa salatu
wa What a beautiful and that you guys have got have made for yourself.
That's what a last one that I promised for these believers. But another tip here as well is that a loss of habitat 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 prophet SAW them says
about the end of time and never know what I am and Acaba lofi. Halla Dini calcar believe
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 onto a piece of coal burning, and you're holding on to holding on to it and he can't let go of it. Although it's burning you. It's burning and and imagine like you hold on to a coal what happens? It's gonna burn your hand he 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 in Los Angeles is salam o Alaikum.
Peace be upon you because of your patience, you remain patient. You will remain patient upon Islam, although it was difficult like burning the burning coal.
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What a great abode. What a great what a What a great place or destination or destiny that you have made for yourself. Then the last panel to Allah compares this to the opposite. Allah says we're living in a Luna de la him in Baton Demeter, he worked on ama am Allah who be a US Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah says those who are untruthful to their covenant with Allah.
Anyone who disbelieves 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 have this kind of arrogance, this kind of conceit, deep seated concede about yourself, you think all
figuring 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 enough alone, I had a line betting without those who break their covenant with a law, breaking the covenant with a lot after. But 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 it's really hard to avoid that covenant. By the way, it's hard to avoid that covenant, because it's the color of your heart It keeps nudging you, it 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 going to
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, so forth. And when people get this kind of, or 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 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 the life? Are you doing?
Are you doing what you're created for? Are you doing what you were 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 them, if they are busy with this life.
So these people break the covenant with the last one is Allah, Allah who he was on, and they break the connections that Allah commanded them to keep the connections.
So for them, with their parents, there 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. And a lot of the kids and they don't even know how to speak in a respectful manner to their elders.
I see this. I see this as a general phenomenon. Like you come and speak to a kid he says, Yeah, what do you want?
You're only 13 you're 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, 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 rude 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 connections. A lot of them when their children reach a certain age. They say, okay, 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 and you buy your own groceries by own quotes, 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 who have this kind of goodness, that's part of their foot are still awake.
The goodness that you have in humans is given by a lot to them, and they maintain it, some of them maintain it, some of them lose it.
and even in
these people who 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.
Allah subhanaw taala says, Would you Anakin shadowbanned wakaba. Allah, have we made we made you into tribes and into races, so that you get to know each other because that develops interest. Each nation has different things, each race has different things, and so on and so forth. There's no race that's better than the other, no nation that's better than the other. We all exchange we all complement one another.
We have bonamana lobi au solloway, UFC don't 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 or 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, and 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
actually build a good business kind of rapport with your customers. So they're starting 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 on the long run, it will show up and it will be evident but it would be too late.
So we have signal flow. So anyone who doesn't follow the call of the Fatah and the column Allah sponsor in the Quran and the Sunnah, it will absolutely be creating mischief, creating corruption, creating destruction,
and having a negative impact on Earth. Without a killer home Ilana these people only deserve the curse of Allah. And Lana in Arabic means that you are denied Allah's mercy on 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 Williams so dark for those people are the worst and are the best aborting
or living, please. And that's the hellfire. So Allah is showing these comparison between these two. And our last panel to Allah goes back again to the same original argument of the surah is to show that he is the one who's in charge of this universe. He's the one who manages the creation and runs all the efforts. So he says, a lot we ever sort of raise Kalima Yeshua via its 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 as part of the color of Allah. So we should not see the verses that talk about a robot provision, as or in isolation of the whole context of a puddle. Like there was a very interesting story. There was a thief that was brought to a mobile hotspot.
And I want to I was going to apply the punishment on this person. So the man said,
Allah wrote upon me that I wrote in a locrian mode for the preserved tablet that I was going to steal.
So it's not my fault. That's why he's saying, I don't know how Bob says
tests are selected, Adela.
One of the kabaka gorilla, you use your stole by the color of Allah, and we're going to apply the punishment by the color of Allah as well. That's all the color of Allah. So your work when you go and work and seek a living or making 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 was written for me is going to come to me, that's not a 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 Helen means. And then we'll see what Allah has written for me. But a lot of saying it's Allah controls provision. Allah gives to some people in abundance, have people 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 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 a 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 in real life, a lie saying if you want the best, and
it's your choice.
And when you enter Jenna, 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, I haven't got enough in this life. Other people got this in the regard. Because once you make the shift out of this life, you're gonna look at it, like nothing. Nothing real life is that. 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
and 61 years, 61 years, this person lives struggling trying trying 60 years they live in poverty.
At age 60, Allah gives him an abundance. He moves into a palace, he gets everything he wants, he gets a yakked he gets 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. Believe me, they're completely gone. completely gone.
And he's going to have the illusion. Okay, that's it. That's how our minds work. That I've lived all my life like this, believe me.
You'll be surprised. I'm speaking about personal experience. Not necessarily what I don't have access.
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 we were deprived of it, it doesn't make any. Like, it's that we live a very.
It's not a solid experience where you live, believe me, we your mind plays so many tricks. So when you go to the year after 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 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 It makes you see and appreciate what is in there.
What is in there. And
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, pretty simple life. So he says I wanted to give them something. So I bought, I and I looked around he was in a journey. So I saw this candy bar. And I decided to give it to this man. I said, that's a gift for you. He looks at it. And 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 older children, he
brings them together. And he brings this candy bar, he cuts it into pieces, small pieces. And he gives each child the 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 gonna 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 going to live miserable. That's the problem. But everyone in their situation, they can find a point in living they can find beauty in life. So Allah Doris Kalima, Yeshua, Allah in terms of provision in terms of finances, he gives to some people abundantly and he gives to some people
with measures less, 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 and gives them a little knowledge, right? Allah gives to some people physical ability to some people, little physical ability, a lot of gifts 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 the messages and emails and letters from people, like who say like there was a sister, for example.
Pour metal or water like
she's a river 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 they have in a very loving house, very warm house. That's provision. That's provisions but Allah gives according to his wisdom and according to his knowledge, and each situation is a test.
Okay, the last month Allah says we're very humbled, hayati dunia woman hyah, to dunya, fille de la Mata, and they are happy about this life. And people get from this live, they're happy, they rejoice, and the last one and it says woman higher to dunya this life this whole life, in the Hereafter is a small kind of enjoyment. This life is nothing compared the hereafter compared to the year after stuffing, all the enjoyments 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. It's nothing. So put it where it belongs, put it where it belongs. So last month I was saying these people rejoice about this life.
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 subhanaw taala 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. The last thing 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 and blessings from Allah subhanaw taala. So, pay proportionate attention, according to these woman had plenty of fit.
In matter I'm going to stop here in sha Allah, verse 26 because I was going to make it here there will be a shift a little bit in the in the argument in this verse or in the store. So say sallallahu wasallam elvina Mohamad Mario Savio Salah many questions.
no. Okay. So and then go on and the sooner you will find a different dose,
which is the highest level of gin also have janetta nine also did not Wagner
some of these are different names for gin,
like Janata named and not Adnan.
These are different names for Jenna but generally speaking in general, there's a higher level and there's a lower level.
The highest levels is called for those This is why the prophet SAW Selim says it is ultra mala alluvial ferrando Sol Allah, if you ask Allah for something then ask Allah for and for those who Allah which is the highest, highest level and paradise. Why is this? This is just the person who is saying hope for more. And you're not losing by asking Allah for more. As in the other Hadith, the prophet source in them says it has a mindset of the life and the aesthetic.
Whoever asks a lot and asked him for a big thing like ask him for big, like don't say, Oh Allah give me
$100,000 if you're doing an ask Allah say Allah give me 10 million. Allah give me 100 million. I say, Oh, 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 for those who enter. So paradise does it for those who Allah And for those who know the highest level of paradise. This is what the commandment he recited, sort of man.
Allah spoke about first about Jonathan about two gardens. These are for those that Allah these are the highest level, who will enter this
moon the ones that are closest to Allah or are
sabich on 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 Jenna the rest of the no which is the lower two heavens or two genders. And these are for us hyperbole I mean, for the general believers for the general believers, and they all mentioned a social worker last panel to Allah says
was horrible Yemeni mouse How will you mean these are the people of us? How do you mean the general believers they will enter Paradise the general level of Paradise, and lots of Montana says was sad mucuna Serbia Hoon, Willa ecomo sabich on the other 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 how the name alone would say
full the terminal or within what folder terminal
so right away with
a 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 mukava being the highest and the Sabbath on the profit or loss what Allah says
full lotto minute a welline waka de la mina Assyrian 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 gender 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 asked a lot for for those data for the highest regard regardless but you can still ask Allah tala for gender
does this answer the question?
I don't know about you, Sam.
With an even worse at Jonathan name, yes. So but there is a context for this tool. So I brought him in Islam asked to be from the people of gender in general, from the people of gender. So in that context, he asked to be in general this one The problem is this ultramel office alone for those who Allah if you ask a lot ask him for them. So that doesn't mean we don't ask a lot for gentlemen because the problem was known that every time in grammar lady recited a verse and gender was mentioned he would say Hello, my name is Luca Jenna, while the becoming a nun, last group agenda and seek your protection from the hellfire. So you can ask Allah for gender in general, but the prophet
and 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 gender, ask him for dose of that. So there's no contradiction. That doesn't mean you don't ask for gender on the ask for for dose. No, ask for this and for that. Yes. marklogic another question anything
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