The Monumental Tafsir #37 Surah Al Qalam
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So wrote a column Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Here Allah subhanho wa Taala swears by the pen which includes all pens that are used to write different kinds of knowledge and with which prose and poetry are written. That is because the pendant and what is written with it, of all kinds of words is one of the great signs of Allah. It deserves that Allah should swear by it to the innocence of His Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, of what his enemies attributed to him of insanity. Allah states that he was not a mad madman by the grace and kindness of his Lord, for he had blessed him with perfect reasoning, mature thinking and concise speech, which was the best that pens could
record and people could write down that is true bliss in this world. Then Allah mentions his bliss in the hereafter as he says, Verily, you will have a never ending reward. That is a great reward as is indicated by the indefinite form of the word, never ending that is unceasing, rather it will be ongoing and eternal.
That is because of what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did previously of righteous deeds and because of his sublime character, Therefore Allah says, And Verily you are an exalted character that is a sublime character for you have attained an exalted position by virtue of your exalted character, which
But with which ALLAH blessed you, his exalted character may be summed up by the way the Mother of the Believers are I shot a little low on her, explained it to the one who asked her about it. She said his character was the Quran, recorded by Abu Dawood and authenticated by a lot of money. This is similar to the verses in which Allah subhanaw taala says, make allowances for people's nature enjoin what is right and turn away from the ignorant. It is by the mercy of Allah that you deal gently with them. If you had been harsh or hard hearted, they would have dispersed from around you. So pardon them and ask for Allah's forgiveness for them, and consult them in matters of importance.
Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah for Allah loves those who put their trust in Him. And there are there has come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. It grieves to him that you suffer and he is full of concern for you, and towards the believers He is compassionate and merciful. And there are similar verses which indicate that the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam possessed the noblest of characteristics, and which encouraged us to strive to attain an exalted character. He possessed the best and noblest of characteristics in each of which he attained the ultimate degree. He was easygoing and gentle and was close to his people, he would accept the
invitation of anyone who invited him meet the need of anyone who asked him for help, and respond kindly to anyone who asked of him, never turning anyone away empty handed. If his companions suggested something to him, you would agree with them and go along with them, provided that there were no shadowy reservations concerning it. If he wanted to decide about a matter, he would not make a decision concerning it. Without their involvement. Rather, he would consult them and seek their advice.
He will show appreciation to these to those among them who did good and forgive those who caused offense. He never said and talked to anyone without showing the best behavior and attitude towards him. He would he would never frown at him or speak harshly to him. And he never stopped being cheerful with him, he would not take him to task for four slips of the tongue, and he would overlook anything he showed of roughness. Rather, he would treat him extremely kindly, and show great forbearance towards him.
As Allah had blessed him with all exalted with all exalted characteristics, and all aspects, and his enemies claimed that he was insane and confused, Allah said.
So, you will see, and they will see which of you is confused. Okay.
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attempted to uncover the meaning of known but known is one of the separate letters that are used sometimes at the beginning of some swallows, of Remo kata, they're called a lot of
these individual letters that appear at the beginning of some of the sorrows. And if I mean, right, and if lamb a lot, calf high inside bars in me.
Okay, what is the meaning of these letters? Again, the safest interpretation and meaning is that this is a clear indication that the Quran is made of letters, letters of the Arabic language, the same letters, there are no extra letters. And from these simple ingredients, there is a miracle from Allah subhanaw taala, that still uses language that humans use, but it's miraculous. So it just shows the miraculous aspect of the Quran the linguistic part, the linguistic power of the Quran, that although it's made of the same letters that you know, and you use, you can't match it, that would be the safest. And the other interpretation, it's very hard. It's more of a, it's more of a
forced kind of logic. It's more of a forced kind of logic. And, you know, it's very important to approach the Quran, with this spirit of not looking for what is called what it's called. It's called a lot of strange things, things that people don't know
why there is these are attractive things, by the way, why? Because it gives you what it imparts a sense of I know what other people don't know. Or I have discovered the secret that the Muslims have been spending 1400 years trying to figure out and they didn't figure it out, but I am the genius and I found out today
you know, whenever someone comes with that comes about with this spirit, that's enough reason to discredit them and not take them seriously, honestly. Because the ones who understand understood the Quran the most were the prophets of Salaam and his companions.
The Prophet SAW somebody's companions. So thinking that someone will come with some new discovery of the Quran, or something that is so central and essential about Islam that was not figured out by those early by the early generations is complete nonsense. is complete none
sense. So what is this known one of the letters in the Arabic language? Just like Alif Lam Meem? Allah, same thing. Okay? No, there could be secrets and maybe Allah reveals some of them. But again the you should approach the Quran always with how could I be? How can I benefit from this? How does this benefit me in my relationship with Allah subhanaw taala don't take it as
intellectual luxury. Really, the Quran is made for you as a Book of guidance, always approach it as guidance. This will save you from going into the to unnecessary detours and understanding the Quran that will literally give you nothing, you might spend months researching a matter that doesn't give you anything doesn't give you any guidance. So it's very important to be very wise, as you approach the Quran, seek the benefit from it, seek the divine guidance that is in it. That's because you don't have time in this in this life, you might think you have plenty of time you don't. You need every minute of your time to really do to do something that brings you closer to Allah subhanaw
taala. And you don't know if you will ever do in your life, what is good enough and what is
abundant enough that would really save you on the Day of Judgment, so you don't have time to waste.
Well call me when I have stolen again, this is an oath by Allah subhanaw taala by the pen. And the pen is something great is because Allah mentioned is the problem many times, right? I've got a lot of books, Quran, Allah, the unnamable column and the first few verses that were revealed. Read in the Name of your Lord, the one who taught he taught by the pen, meaning by writing, by documentation of knowledge, right. And this connects to the verse where Allah said, well, Lama de melasma Akula, this whole scientific or sorry, this whole knowledge endeavor in humans, being able to absorb information, being able to process information, being able to store information, being able to find
out conclusions arrive at conclusions from knowledge. This is something that is given solely to humans.
It is given to Adam Alayhis Salam, ala Adam and as Mahakala. And Elijah demonstrated that excellence in front of the angels, this is the game changer in the state of humans. It's learning the knowledge and learning the correct knowledge, the truth, and implementing it, living by it. And this should be the end of every Muslim. This is where Allah emphasizes, I'll call him and he makes an oath by Allah swears an oath by means of al Qaeda.
When your column one is told on what they write, what they document, why because this is how Allah teaches humans, this is how Allah transforms humans. This is how Allah elevates humans, especially when you and not not any kind of, you know, writing for humans to be able to process information coded into language into symbols, right, and then communicate it as sounds, or written symbols, then you can receive that, unpack it, unpack the meanings,
in our original meanings of these symbols, that's a very profound process. And I think we spoke about that before. Very, it's a miracle from Allah subhanaw taala. And it shows the, the, the creativity of Allah subhanaw taala, and his ability to create and the special gift that he gave humans.
So, not everything you write or not every knowledge is where the
non knowledge like there are people, sometimes you will find people they say I read 500 books. Okay, like, What books did you read? These are all like, science fiction.
What's the point?
How many hours did you spend reading that?
What did you get from that? You're reading some someone's, you know, fancies.
What's the point in this? And you might think you might think it's harmless. You might think it's harmless, but it's a waste of time.
And time has value intrinsically wasting your time in something that doesn't bring you closer to Allah, or something that feeds into this cause is a loss by definition.
Is it disadvantage is it is is harmful, by definition by default.
So we have to be careful about how we define good things and harmful things.
And by the way, if you think science fiction is harmless, you know, you really need to be careful about that. You really need to be careful about that. And this is something that is very well known, documented, that a lot of what is written is actually comes from shouting.
And there are writers that if you actually read in the introduction and the
If you read about their biography and how they started writing, they would actually mention things that you would know that this is not their writing, they say it. Many of them say when I write, I just have a ritual. Some of them like candles, some of them have incense, some of them have a special room, and they call certain incantations, and things like that, and they get in a specific state. And then they say, and I read that by myself, many times by many authors, famous authors, bestselling authors, and they would say, then, something comes on me. And then my hand moves, and it writes, things just go through my hand onto the page. And I don't know how.
If you have read enough from non Muslim authors, especially those who write novels, those who write science fiction, and so on and so forth, you probably read something like that, I'll tell you something comes from me. It's actually some of some of the authors would they would say, I don't write the books. They're just written through me. And they're not even shy about that. They're not shy about this. So you need to be careful what you're reading and what your kids are reading. What your kids are reading a lot of those science fiction things.
writing science fiction writings, are actually stories that come from the world of the jinn. And the jinn writes them through human beings. And some of them have magic spells.
And you think they're harmless, and you kids read them.
And something happens to them.
The names, the weird names, things like that, even when these novels are written by Muslims.
A few years back, I think one sister, one Muslim sister.
She writes science fiction, and she won many awards, right? And she's Nickleby as well read her novels, and they're all stories of genuine sheltering.
Like, does that make it Islamic, if you're wearing the cup,
you that's the work for she'd done. And that gets to our youth, to our children, or younger generation, and it gets into their system.
And we think it's a joke.
We think it's a joke. It's a very serious issue. So we'll call them one way or stolen depends on what they write down. Allah swears an oath by the capacity that he gave humans, this very powerful intellectual capacity. But really what matters is when it comes to knowledge is the truth, the truth, that's what a person should occupy themselves with the Prophet SAW Selim, when he saw the Allahu anhu, reading one of the parchments from the People of the Book, the Prophet SAW Salem, like became angry.
And he said the armor of Allah hate Okay, and I'm also here and Lemma was here, a hula and yet when he said, Obama had Musa SNM was had Muslim been alive, he would have no choice but to follow me.
Because knowing that there are scriptures were tampered with.
So it's very important. It's not you can't just order read, whatever, a lot of us consume a lot of this, these lies and these deceptions, they get into our system. And we think that they don't have an impact they do, they build up and they shape who you are inside.
So it's a believer should be very careful about what they allow into, into their system. Then Allah Samantha says, Man, Sabina, maturity can be mentioned on again, you're not insane as they, you know, as they accuse you, as they say that you are a mad person.
That's by the grace of your Lord and the grace of your Lord. Here is the revelation that Allah chose you for the revelation that's a privilege from Allah, that's a great mission that you weren't given. And it's not that you are insane. Then Allah says the opposite when Allah Allah hooligan, Allah,
you are upon highest standard of character and conduct and hold is something that you know what, in modern times in the last two 300 years, we have become illiterate when it comes to that these ideas have become foreign, we talk about them, but we don't understand them. It's just like we talk about some, something that's not not from this world. We can talk about it, but we never experienced it.
So I'll go look, for example, in the state linguistic approach here, it might be enlightening. So if you notice we have two words in Arabic. We have a Hulk and we have a whole look. What's the difference of Hulk, Hulk Hulk, right the differences in the Hellcat the short vowels Hulk and hook and the Prophet Salam us both of them in one Hadith he told us to do that if you look in the mirror you say what Allah Houma has sinned hooky camera has sent healthy or Allah McKenna has sent a healthy Hudson holiday. Oh Allah as you have beautified my Hulk, beautify my whole look. What is the connection and the Arabic language of words come from the same root there is a very powerful and
strong connection. What's called
your physiology, your * your features, your shape, your external external shape. And hey, Alhaji this is the definition of a Hulk Hulk. The Hulk is Surah took a Surah caragea. The external image, I'll hook
the internal image.
The intern, we have an external we have an internal, we have an outer pod and an inner pod.
The image of your outer pod is called the Hulk.
Today they call it what biology your biology.
You have the internal the inner dimension, which is your heart. It has a shape.
It has a shape but we it doesn't have a shape in the sense of dimensions and angles. It has it in the form of what
character which is moral, essentially Moro. That's the shape of your heart.
And the heart we're not talking about the physical heart, we're talking about the spiritual heart. And that's your reality. And this is how you will be judged on the Day of Judgment. This is why when we oftentimes you will find the misconception among Muslims today when we talk about HELOC, they talk about what
good treatment of others being pleasantly sociable, right, that's what people talk about. This is a small dimension of HELOC. holacracy is an internal description is not even an external description. But this is one of its manifestations. When you have a beautiful insight, it translates outside as the Imam is Saturday here describes the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam how he treated people that's just one aspect of it.
So this is why we have become illiterate when it comes to. To holo a lot of people they think it's about being diplomatic. It's about being impressive outside and that's exactly what showing off is.
So what is hollow hollow because in an internal state
and internal cheap
and the prophets of salaam told us about the Prophet SAW Selim mentioned how it's done and how it's given. The prophets of salaam said in Aloha Casa muy buena como la casa Marina
Allah has allotted to each one of you their whole look their inner shape their character
just as he allotted to each one of you their provision
What is your what is your first impression of this?
What's your first conclusion?
Anyone can share something what's your what's your impression now?
Okay, excellent. That's usually
Okay, so So it's both nature and nurture, you have something you are given something to start with.
And then you have to work on this, you're given some, let's say, you are, you are given a piece of land, regardless of the level natural level of its fertility, now you have to work with it. You have to work with it. This is why you shouldn't be comparing yourself with others. Because each one's starting point is different. Each one's challenges are different. It's unfair to compare.
And this is why it's not good for parents to say, Oh, look at your brother, or your sister.
You shouldn't be shouldn't be comparing this way. And it's very harmful for your kids. It's very hard or worse, even compare them to your cousins, to their cousins.
It gets even worse, oh, compare them to whatever or compare them to yourself when you were their age, which no one knows what that was. Right?
Because people are you are already given something that is different than others. And Allah is gonna hold you accountable, not against others. They're not the standard. The standard is where did you start? How far did you come? What did you do with what you were given? Your creation is different, your circumstances are different, and so on and so forth.
Okay, so you actually, this is why there is you know, the famous incident when Benoit delta is came to the Prophet SAW Salem, after the fifth Mecca after the conquest of Mecca. Many of the Arab tribes embraced Islam and they came to the prophets of salaam take the Bayer So, Manu Abdul case came to the Prophet Solomon they rushed to the messenger of silence at the masjid one of them was he had a nickname I should do any abdicates.
Right he took to the side. He washed himself put on new clothes and went to the Prophet SAW and fresh the prophesy and saw him and he said in the future hustler Tini your head warm along Wallace all of a sudden you had one Mala? You have two traits that Allah loves al Haman will enter patience forbearance you don't rush into you take your time you're chill
you're patient and handle it and I layouts will Allah
this up to Homer am Dibella de la Hema these two traits. Are these things that I developed within myself acquired traits or are they things that Allah built in me?
callable jemalloc Allahu Allah, Hema, they said No, Allah created you this way. Or that hamdulillah ineligibility Allah Halloween you boom, Allahu Allah. So he said, Praise be to Allah, who built me upon two traits that Allah and His Messenger love.
So that's Jamila,
Jamila, that's your mix. You know, the basic mix that you were made from? GB, let's call Jamila in.
Yeah, so, but you could also there are traits that you can acquire.
You should polish those up the ones the good ones that you have develop them,
strengthen them and acquire more good traits.
And all of life is actually a process of that type of, of project. You keep improving and developing yourself. And then you have some negative traits.
And you're supposed to tame them. You're supposed to discipline them, you're supposed to turn them down
and so on and so forth. Even Taymiyah Rahim Allah to Allah He was usually described
to Alou who had your cargo Hubble him any book that talks about him and Samia, his student, I mean, Abdulhadi describes him. Ali, he had daddy Ocado Hubble him. He has a natural like headstrong nature.
We're open to him. He was very, very strong.
He had a very strong presence and
for many people, he would be like headstrong kind of rough person, your call to humble him he would he overwhelmed that nature with forbearance. That's something you work on yourself. And the more you work on your heart, the more you connect to Allah subhanaw taala. The more you develop good traits good character, and team the the evil ones or the undesirable ones. Let's say
we're in Nokia, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is the One who reached the highest level of a hook ever was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and
the person follows the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam in as much as they resemble internally and then externally, the character of the prophets of Allah would you say the many people limit the Sunnah of the Prophet saw them to what the beard
and external, external, you know, artifacts if you like.
Yeah the beard in Islam a man has to have a beard it's an obligation that's true that's not to undermine the beard, but there are things the roots of the beard and what is more important more central to the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Selim is his character so anyone who opposes in their behavior and their character you find them doubtful you find them very suspicious, they look down upon people they are contemptuous to others. And regardless of how big their big days or how short their therapies or how much sooner they seem to display, they are far from the Sunnah of the prophets of Allah and he said they're probably the furthest and the Prophet SAW Selim said it had
become a year with a Calabi Kamini imagine is a new multi Jana
the people who are dearest to me among you, and closest to me, among you, on the day of judgment are the people with the best of character
we're in Nokia Hola Hola. Hola que en la that's the Prophet SAW Selim. There's no criticism against the character of the Prophet Salam, his beauty And subhanAllah character you can find it sometimes a person has not given a handsome face, or beautiful physical features that might even sometimes like have, you know, some of the most I would say unpleasant, maybe facial and physical features. But Subhanallah the heart is so beautiful, and you literally fall in love with that person. You admire them so much you feel drawn to them. Thus we say the beauty of the soul.
We say the heart of this person is so beautiful, that has not HELOC has no holiday is is is an innate sense of morality. That morality becomes good judgment becomes natural. It's internalized, comes natural, and the person would have wisdom. And they don't have to calculate a situation their natural their impulse becomes wise. That's when it becomes Hoolock. Hoolock means it becomes nature natural. Just like we say second nature, you don't think about it. If you have to process then you're still working on it. If you have to think about it, and you have to analyze it, you're still working on it. But if your natural response is positive is a positive one is like your impulse your
impulses is natural is naturally good.
This is something that is very rare, rare and it shows that a person has worked hard on themselves. That's HELOC.
HELOC there is HELOC which becomes natural to you there is a HELOC, which is mimicking something trying to you know build something within yourself but it's still an effortful deliberate process, a conscious process where as a whole look, that's it you become good naturally you're good someone upsets you.
You know, may Allah forgive you. It's not like you want to swear then you hold yourself back when you say it's better to say, I forgive you. That's the look you're trying. But no someone wrongs you something by mistake bumps into you whatever. Say often Hola, hola.
Like SubhanAllah? How are they familiar man? I don't think Allahu Ana, he took part in the Battle of a hood along with his father hasil.
An older man. And you know when he when when he turned around the mountain and he turned the battle against the Muslims.
It was It was chaotic. There was a lot of friendly fire many Muslims died from friendly fire. from them was the father of Khalifa.
Probably Allah who has seen
the Muslims mistook him for disbelievers and they cut him into pieces they sliced him
and who was watching Khalifa
he's seeing his father the moment he saw his dad, his dad being slaughtered with Muslim swords. What did he say? He said Abby Abby Hufford hola hola. My father My father may Allah forgive you. This is her look. This is halacha is not someone who's trying now to change their nature now this has become natural to them
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as a law had blessed him with all exalted characteristics in all aspects and his enemies claimed he was insane and confused, Allah said, so you will see and they will see which of you is confused. And Allah indeed made it clear that he was the most guided of people and the most perfect of them in and of himself and his in his attitude towards others, whereas his enemies were the most misguided of people and the worst of people and their attitude towards others.
It is they who sought to confuse the slaves of Allah and lead them astray from His Path, it is enough that Allah knows that about them for it is he who brings people to account and requites them for their deeds. Rarely your Lord knows the vest knows best who has gone astray from His Path. And he knows best who is rightly guided, this is a threat to those who have gone astray, and a promise to those who follow through guidance. And it highlights the wisdom of Allah as he guides those who are fit to receive guidance, and to the exclusion of others. Okay, so the surah from the one is pretty much self explanatory. So it doesn't need a lot of commentary, but we will just do what is
So, so this is what we're going to do inshallah with the rest of the surah. But here one thing, which is usually goes from forgotten,
in our back and will and then we'll be mandala answer really well who and we'll be monitoring, your Lord knows who's truly guided and who is misguided. And this is something where Muslims do they really need to establish within ourselves very well.
The truth has intrinsic value. What does that mean? It doesn't draw his value from anything external. The truth being truth is enough.
It doesn't have to draw more value from people's attention, or people's acceptance, the truth doesn't lose its value or a status because people reject it.
It doesn't they lose.
This is the power of the truth. Those who reject the truth, they are the ones they are the ones who lose, the truth doesn't get, you know, affected by that. This is something we have to understand, because it shows you either
place the truth at the center of your life, or you are placing opinion.
And these are completely two different lifestyles,
people who are so concerned about convincing others all the time.
And in their experience, they feel all the truth is lost because no one is acknowledging it. And they only see value when in something when it gets acknowledged. These people, you know, have put people in the center of their life when they where they truly don't belong.
It's enough that something is true, and that Allah knows it. Allah knows it's true, that's enough for you, they should this should put your heart to peace.
this should, and if the whole world rejects the truth,
it should not undermine the truth in your estimation.
That shows you actually have Allah, the center of your life. And you don't get affected by trends by other people's opinions. What really matters in your life is the truth. Because otherwise, you'd be living in the social bubble, which is only one level of reality, and it could blind you to the rest of reality. There's there is reality, reality, the respect, there's a whole spectrum of reality.
And when you only focus on what people think,
and only that holds value for you, or what people accept, or what is trendy, and what is catching on and so on and so forth. And this is what social media does. A lot of people see no value in anything unless it scores, a lot of views and popularity, otherwise be completely discredited.
That's a very, that's a very risky approach to life. And it's a very confusing way to life because what people value changes, we call them trends and trends are short lived, then new trends will take take over and so on so forth. So you keep changing. And that's what the prophet Salam warned against our lexicon, Allah Coronado come in, in escena NASA s and critically manned NASA Center are in NASA who do not be this kind of copycat
that if people do good, you do good. If people do bad, you do bad.
That shows there's no there's no faith.
Because faith you have faith in the truth. So let the truth stand alone in your life regardless of regardless whether people believe in it or not, whether people accept it or not, whether people celebrate it or not that
Truth is what
the truth is, how can I say that? The truth is what is?
The truth is what is because what's not true, what's not true is not is. Right? It's not there.
And even Subhanallah, the Arabic language here is very, very, very interesting.
And again, you know, in recent years and last 200 years, the Arabic language has really sustained a lot of detrimental blogs. Unfortunately,
if you read the books of early scholars,
they would talk about
something they would call
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so who speaks Arabic, here's let me show you how, you know the Arabic has sustained that loss. I will overwhelm you don't worry, I'm not going to put you on the spot. But just google me what do you understand a modern Arabic today?
Imaginative or imaginary? Imaginary power or illusionary kind of power? Right? Something that's not real, right. I'll go LME
one in the Arabic language, the original word one must not hear one means mistake.
This is what what him means. So the scholars would say for a score, like when they criticize a scholar who arrived at what they believe is a wrong conclusion. They would say why Hema why he made he made a mistake, slip.
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Goodwill Waimea among the Arabs. So in the Arabic language means what is socially accepted your reputation.
Your reputation, does that make sense? In today's Arabic, it doesn't. Because what hola Mia means It means imaginary thing, something that's not real, or imaginary power, or delusional power. Because you think you have power, but you don't. Somebody is talking to you describe something as well, me, right? It's not real.
And it has some truth. But that's not how the word was used. But, you know, people's opinion of you is called whammy.
It's called whammy because it's in people's minds, but it doesn't have a truth of its own. It's dependent on people's minds, the majority of people's opinion. That's what's called with me.
Okay, you can call it social evidence today.
Yeah, you can call it social evidence is actually what's called Google me and the Arabic language. So
so this is the important thing is that the truth should hold value for you regardless whether people accept it or not.
It should hold value and is what Allah subhanaw taala said.
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So the truth is independent of what people think about it. This is why this is why you should pursue the truth and you should value the truth regardless, because if you value people's opinions, that means you're always at the mercy of public opinion. And you can easily be misguided your criterion for what is right and what's wrong is dependent on
a changing pointer
that has no moral value has no intrinsic value. So hold on to the truth is what Allah says. Allah knows who truly who is truly guided and it was not imagined the prophets, the prophets, some of them who had no followers whatsoever. Everyone around them was telling them you are wrong.
You are mad. You're upon falsehood, and we are upon the truth.
They would have lost their minds, had they valued these opinions? But what did they value? They knew the truth regardless whether people acknowledge it or not. But humans are very weak to social evidence and social influence.
Yes, to the point that people are willing to question what they know, 100% is true.
You know, when people around them question it, we have this tendency, right. And there's been a lot of social experiments. The, the simplest one of them is when they, you know, have this very famous prank, they put someone in a waiting room, right, and they have actors. And then, like, let's say, a whistle goes on. And the actors, there's only one person who's not part of the experiment, right? But and the rest are actors. So the whistle goes out, and all of the actors stand up, and then they sit down, and this person is waiting, maybe for a doctor's appointment.
They look around, and they don't understand the first time maybe, but second time we saw goes out, and everyone stands stands up. So they stand up like everyone else, right?
And so on and so forth. Then what's funny, what's funny is that actors start getting out of the scene, and more people coming. So the first guest
the first guest, eventually at the end of the experience, the law, the first guest, all the actors are gone, and who remains as the first guest and the second guest and the third guest and then there's a new guest and who stands up when the whistle goes out
the guest now it's all guests and they all stand up and then they sit down and they don't know why.
You see and why that's part of the weakness you know, we call this is what gaslighting when someone makes you question your reality and it's confusing, you know, if you have been through gaslighting, like you literally question reality, it literally like swimming in space. Like you don't know what's real, you don't know what's right. What's your question, even your perception? This is why it's very harmful, very traumatic.
Why that's a weakness in humans but when you know the truth, no one can cheat you. When you embrace the truth and value of the truth no one can cheat you. Now inshallah we can go with the short commentary but in the later and then please pay attention to the English translation because this is going to build focus beating Allah to Allah. kalima Mr. Durham law to Allah call the law
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Here Allah subhanaw taala says to His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so do not yield to the disbelievers who reject you and stubbornly deny the truth, for they do not deserve to be yielded to because they only asked that which is in accordance with their whims and desires and they seek nothing but falsehood. Therefore, the one who yield yield to them will be giving precedence to that which will harm him. This is general in meaning and applies to every disbeliever and every yielding their results from disbelief. Although the context refers to a specific case, which is when the polytheist asked the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam to refrain from criticizing their gods and
their religion in return for which they would stop criticizing him. Hence, Allah says they, namely the polytheists wish that you could you would compromise that is that you would agree to them to some of what they follow either in word or deed, or by keeping quiet concerning issues that you should make clear so that they too would compromise. Rather you should convey the commands of Allah and preach the religion of Islam openly.
And part of preaching it openly is denouncing its opposite and criticizing that which is contrary to it, and do not yield to any contemptible oath monger. That is one who swears a lot of oats. Because such a person can only be a liar and whoever is a liar cannot be, but cannot but be contemptible, that is base and base and vile, lacking in wisdom, with no aspirations for good. Rather, all of his aspirations are connected to base physical desires. A back biter that is one who criticizes people a great deal and speaks ill of them, gossiping about them, mocking them and so on. Okay, so a very important point here is that
what Imams said he says, if you follow those
who lie for that altar in Makkah, Debian don't obey the liars. Anyone who follows falsehood. Anyone who follows falsehood has to fall into lying.
Falsehood because if you've you can't follow falsehood, innocently, it might happen a little bit. But if you take that as a lifestyle, you will be telling lies.
Truthfulness is not only in saying what you believe is truth, truthfulness is saying the truth.
So when you don't
put in the effort to find the truth, you're actually betraying your own nature. Allah does understand away part of our footwork is actually our fifth law seeks the truth, especially in the central matters of life. What are we here? Why are we here? What are we doing here on this earth? What are we doing in this life? That's a central matter to every human being, to every human being? And finding an answer there and finding the true answer in this is human nature. And anyone who doesn't follow that line of natural inquiry, then they are betraying themselves, they have to betray themselves, and they have to lie to themselves, you know, that delighted themselves to be able, you
know, to, to, to depart from that, from that human nature from that natural disposition, that Phaedra. So,
falling in deception, deception for life, believing in a lie in a false religion for life, you know, it's not an innocent position, because it's not an intellectual position. It's not, it's not like who come as a clean or clear slate, and whatever is inscribed, and this is what they teach us, right? Whatever is inscribed, that's what stays with, you know, you come with a head start in this life, you come with a proactive nature that somehow at some level, at a visceral level, in your being recognizes the truth and acknowledges the truth and loves good.
So it's not you don't come as a clean slate. Now you come with a system that accepts the truth and see, seeks the truth and accepts the truth, and can only thrive on the truth.
So when you don't pursue the truth, and you suffice yourself with whatever is available, whatever people or whatever people are, are accepting in a society, then you have given up on yourself, you have given up on your very nature, you have betrayed your nature.
It's not an innocent position. Does that mean anyone who's done Muslim than they are guilty? No. Because if they are searching, if they are still searching and looking for the truth, then that shows that they are still true to their nature. So they might arrive and they might not arrive, Allah knows based on their conditions,
but for the absolute attitude that I know the truth, although they are upon falsehood,
and to defend that and to live for it,
then those people that have betrayed themselves,
have betrayed themselves. And sometimes Allah gives them an awakening. So that's very important to understand that it's not enough to tell what's what I believe is true. That's not truth. That's not being truthful. being truthful, is that which you harbor inside what you allow inside of in your system matches the truth. And then you express that. That's truth. That's truth. Okay, so
yeah, and this is why people don't allow themselves to be deceived by the media, by cultural by whatever. You know, they're not in an innocent position.
And they will, if you believe in truth, you will act immorally if you believe in something that is not true, you will act immorally.
Any departure from the truth that you embrace and you allow within your system is going to lead you to write because truth and goodness, moral goodness, benevolence
are two sides of the same coin.
In any area, you depart the truth, you will fall in evil
in any area.
Once you depart from the truth will fall and evil, unconsciously, unconsciously. Everything is connected to everything in this life. And this is our goals. So this is why it's the responsibility of every human being to sincerely say
search for the truth.
Sincerely search for the truth and embrace it, and live by it.
And this is why he says those are the those who disbelieve and what can they be in Allah? How does Allah conclude that segment about them, Allah says, and there are liars, there's why keeps swearing like will lie, he will lie this I did by Allah, this that, right? Because they know, they're trying to compensate for their deception for their lies. So they, they, they, they try to look confident, and they emphasize they compensate with a lot of
a lot of oath.
And Allah says, oh, sorry, Imam Saudi who says he's in neffs. When a person embraces lies, their whole look, right, their inner image starts to deteriorate, their morality starts to go down.
This is why people who believe in an in a false religion and live according to our false way of life, what happens to them, one of the first things that they would start to lose is what shyness and higher bashfulness.
So usually, usually what will start to go wrong with their life or their sexuality.
Their sense of
shyness will go away.
That's it. Shyness is based on truth, you embrace falsehood.
You know, your behaviors will start to depart from morality, because truth and morality Holyoake good character are the same. We're talking about the same thing.
Talking about the same thing, there's no departure. And by the way, subhanAllah another side of this coin is what
So moral principles follow or actually, you know, they are the rules for life, though the real rules for life. Now, Jordan Peterson's.
These are the real rules for life. These are practical.
These are practical. People think morality doesn't work. Morality is what works. But you know what, if you judge it short term, you will miss out on the final outcome.
You will miss out on the final outcome. Allah set morality to be the Navigating system for the life that makes this life work for you.
Yeah, it's practical. So morality and practicality are the same.
And what is morally good is practically good, long term.
That's something we need to understand. And this is why we sometimes it's easy for us to violate our moral principles because we think our own interest and benefit lies in going against it. That's the deception of shape one, because short term things could work out for you. And you know, this is a universal principle. Everyone knows that.
And the problem now, we can relate to it more through what through a non non Muslim system, concept, karma, right? We say karma hits
you do wrong, it comes back at you what goes around comes around, we understand it through non Muslim words, but in Islam, we have lost the language to talk about this.
Because we have been taken away from this, in our understanding.
Yes, morality is practical. It is the laws of practicality in this life.
And a manifestation of this famous statement of women female mo La Jolla. He says in the law Hello Yama, Kunal Mati
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And Allah does not establish a nation or a state that is oppressive, even if it's Muslim.
That's one of the manifestations because justice is a moral principle as HELOC and it's practical.
Its practical, but practicality works mainly on long term. This is why we need to patients to be able to see this okay.
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vicious and hard hearted, unwilling to accept the truth, and furthermore ignorable that is illegitimate of unknown lineage, there is nothing in his essence that could lead to good rather his character is the most is the worst and he has no hope of achieving success.
To sum up Allah forbids yielding to any vile oath monger and liar who has the worst of characteristics, especially corrosive characteristics that include self admiration, and arrogance towards the truth and towards people who looks down on people and therefore backbiting and spreads malicious gossip, criticizing them and who commits a great deal of sin. Although these verses were revealed concerning some of the policy polytheists such as Al Walid, ignorant Molina, or someone else because Allah says oh him, because he has wealth and Sons when our revelations are recited to him, he says, this is nothing but tales of the ancients. That is because he had an abundance of
wealth and sons, he transgressed and he and was too arrogant to accept the truth and he rejected it one came to him regarding it as mere tales of the ancients, which could be accepted or rejected. They are also general and meaning and apply to anyone who meets this description, because the Quran was revealed to guide all of humanity, which includes the first generations of this ummah and the last of them, some verses may have been revealed for a specific reason or concerning a specific individual in order to clarify at general principle, then Allah subhana wa Tada warns the one who does what he has described here stating that he will mark him on his note as a punishment, so that
his punishment will be obvious, he will be given a mark in the place where he will feel it the most namely his face.
Okay, so something that I hope that all of you have observed already
is the concept of a hook. Right? The inner shape, character, morality, the reality of your heart your inside is it good or bad? Is it in good shape? Or is it in bad shape? That's really what Allah holds us accountable to because has no HELOC has no HELOC. They have profit sometimes they have a hospital Hello cable Hi Erica Lee. Hustle Hello good character morality. Being good beautiful inside you know has encompassed all good
has encompassed all good. So actually worshipping Allah subhanaw taala is hosting a Halloween with Allah is having to hustle a whole lot Allah, why Allah created you should be thankful he blessed you should be there should be loyal. You belong to Him should be loyal to him that has no follow. That's decency. That's another English word that is used decency decent character,
decent character, you know
We're just sort of trying to find a way in the darkness in something that was in the past, the most obvious when they spoke about it, but now we have to reconstruct a lost concept. It's been butchered and sliced up. And it's pieces have been thrown in different directions. Now we were trying to bring the pieces together and sort of like those archaeologists and those who work with ruins, right? They tried to reconstruct, you know, those ruins. That's literally that's what we are doing now with a concept that is central to our way of life.
A concept that is so central in Islam, Islam itself is Hassan HELOC and now when you when you tell people again, those who speak Arabic has no HELOC, people automatically assume you treat people well.
Yes, it's a manifestation.
But let's not have a look and this is why this got the for example, the famous statement that was mainly popularized by Muhammad Abdul Rahim Allah Allahu Allah.
Muhammad Abdul not the Saudi singer. Now the Egyptian reformer the one who came before all right.
Muhammad Abdullah, who is the was the teacher of MUHAMMAD RASHID Raila.
The Egyptian reformist
who was about 150 years ago.
We're talking about 150 years ago and a little bit more.
When he went to France, it's attributed to him that he said I saw Islam but I didn't see Muslims. And when I came back to the Muslim lands, I saw Muslims but I didn't see Islam.
What's the reason for that statement? Is it structural statement? No.
Not in the slightest.
But that's when
we limited personal HELOC to word treating people nicely social etiquettes.
That's not Holika Holika is the inner shape
is your inner beauty.
And is it possible for humans to have a social constitution of social observing social etiquettes for the sake of lubricating social relationships and making society function optimally?
it's possible social etiquettes
it is social etiquettes
it's actually very practical. It is very practical and very helpful. It's better than you know when you have imagine you're having grumpy neighbors, a grim grumpy neighbor who's giving you trouble all the time. And they're always you can't feel safe at home. Is that practical? It's impractical.
But when you have someone who's regardless of how rotten their heart is the treat they see you they mind their own business, they don't get into your business. They don't get into your on your turf. And they see you smile. Good morning. And that's it. But your new channel back they probably will utter some some swear words. They don't like you, right?
That's social etiquettes lubricates business interactions, public surface interactions, but if you go into their life, what do you find? Domestic abuse,
immoral acts, selfishness, indifference. Right? Is that has no HELOC? No it shows you that these kinds of social etiquettes are not coming from a beautiful insight. They are coming just for their practicality their practical value makes them there
and here's why it's important to differentiate why would why did most Muslims fall for this because we swallowed that bait
with well the bait we we bought into the idea that says has no luck as you treat people well.
You treat people nicely according to social etiquettes
but even if you have harbored so much evil towards them
and whenever you can get away with something evil you would do it
and yeah, if you can get away with something and no one would see you would do the most despicable things
that's not Hello, hello. That's a rotten inside. But you're just observing certain external parameters out of necessity social necessity.
Whereas No luck is what you know the famous story of Mr. Malhotra brother in law who I know I'm not sure if it's true, but it's
Famous that Mr. Bob had overhead a mother and her daughter right and the mother said Mix the milk with water so we can have more milk and we can sell more milk and make more money. And she says but I'm not gonna have Bob said not to do this It's haram stating
she said but Amma doesn't see us. And she said the Lord of Mercy Jesus Akbar, Maria Ron from what doesn't see is the Lord of Mercy Jesus
and then Amana Hapa you know, married his son to this
to this girl, and from that genealogy came on Well, bin Abdulaziz of em Allah.
Right, this is etiquettes that we can you can get away with something, which is cheating, immoral haram. And by the way, like, pretty much Islam what Islam makes Haram is immoral by default. But our tastes sometimes doesn't recognize that.
So that's morality, that regardless whether people are watching or not, whether you get away with it or not, right, what your reputation ends up being you do what is right, that is morality.
And a lot of morality is silent. is in the heart of what goes on on your heart. People who allow evil fantasies in their mind about other people that are not good.
You might not act it out. But you know, that would that would that does is it starts to make your innermost part rot.
It eats at your heart. He ruins it.
Yeah, but yeah, but I haven't acted upon that. Yeah, but you are just entertaining so much evil intentions and evil thoughts and considerations, and you playing it out in your mind.
And that's not has not Holika
that's not that's not decency in our decency. There's not in a decency there.
And that's why sometimes, you know, there are people have Kibber who have arrogance. And they look down upon others, but they can't show it.
So sometimes you will catch them. You catch them. You turn around and you see that they are looking at you like with disgust right. When they see you. They put the smile on.
Very quick to put that smile.
Yeah, and they say how are you how beautiful that is? Oh, it suck. Okay, Masha, Allah, you're so great.
Now, that's not that's not Hello, can never This is hypocrisy. This is social hypocrisy. And this is deception. And this is lying.
It's important to really get this, get this right. Get this right. Many people, they, they actually when it comes to their kids, they want their kids to behave in a specific way. But they don't teach their kids the roots of that. The true morality, justice, fairness, kindness, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, loving for others, what you love for yourself.
These are the moral principles is not their manifestations. The manifestations are just reflections natural outcomes of this.
They are the natural outcome. But if you focus on the outcome, it becomes what an artifact, it becomes a show. So the kids learn to do what not to respect, but show respect, showing respect and having real respect are not the same thing. They're not the same thing. There are two different things, showing kindness versus being truly kind in your heart. They're not the same thing. Although when you are truly kind in your heart,
it will show but it will show in the right place. And that's the difference. A person who fakes kindness will show kindness even when kindness is not suitable doesn't fit.
Whereas someone who is genuinely kind, they will show kindness when it's the right place for it naturally, they don't have to process that they don't have to navigate and figure out it's it's natural, It's the goodness reflects naturally out outward. So it matches the situation naturally. So that you would find that a person is kind to their child. And that's that shows you as well why, you know, more than more than etiquettes are actually just social performance.
Because of how parents are supposed to treat their kids now, you're not supposed to say no to your kid, otherwise, you are such a vicious monster.
You can't discipline your child,
disciplining a child by showing them that there are things you can do, there are things you can't do. And sometimes there are things that you do wrong and you have to deal with the consequences of that.
And again, being merciful.
But now No, it's just you have to give the child whatever they want.
And that's the surest way to destroy them. Okay, so this is social. This is social etiquettes and performance. It's not true.
morality Dromoland morality you know, when to be kind and you know when to be decisive, for example,
because there are moral principles that are guiding your behavior.
And that's way more powerful way, way more powerful and it makes you more practical in life and makes you principled and makes you coherent. Because you're not just showing you know, fake stuff. You are true and you are consistent inside and then your external behavior is going to be consistent outside.
Okay, these are things again, we have lost and these are the central parts of our religion the prophets of Salaam. He's the best of humans in terms of his heart in terms of his Taqwa he's the best servant of Allah the best of the creation. And part of the reason why he is the greatest is we're in Nicola Anna Hello canal then
you are upon a great character, the most outstanding character in our shape again enter shape I emphasize because every time I say character or I say hello people are thinking of social etiquettes you need to you know,
you need to make this disconnection break this arbitrary connection and bring it back to where it where it belongs and HELOC is your inner is your inner most dimension is your inner shape. Your outer shape is a Hulk and your your inner shape is a HELOC. And this is where Allah Knox so we're talking about the heart. We're talking about Tacoma.
A believer feels shy
that he disobeyed Allah or shins obeys Allah, who gives them and blesses them, and they use his blessings to disobey Him.
They believe he feels shy.
And shyness is a sign of what good character is why the professor was the most the most bashful of people. So Allahu alayhi wa sallam, I think we can stop here. I don't want to drag this too long. And again next Inshallah, next Friday, we're going to start at 630 and there's no prayer immediately before the salah Maghrib will be earlier around five o'clock. So again,
if you are keen on attending this be here just before 630 being let either pre or sunnah and you can start making your DUA
so that's often my hope. So
yeah, you can pray just to get to the masjid and inshallah we will start at 630 till about 7:45pm nila heater Allah we can take a couple of questions before we leave inshallah
questions from the on topic
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classics I know you're saying don't compare.
I said don't compare but we want to compare.
Because somebody else doesn't have that email.
Try to develop some good.
How would that be? I mean, the scale of things is those two. That's why we said you don't compare.
You don't compare everyone, Allah is going to hold them accountable based on how much progress they have made. But then when you say a person doesn't have good character, right, was not born with good character, but they want to that will that desire is good character.
So they're not starting off with nothing. And this is a very hypothetical question, everyone. Allah has given us good things, and some challenges everyone.
And it's very hard to map out all of this and then compare this why it's safe not to compare. Everyone should busy themselves with, you know, doing their best, becoming the best. Because you can do your best by becoming the best. It's not performance. All the work goes from inside out. But obviously it's a cycle.
So, yeah, this is why we said don't compare. I said don't compare and you acknowledge that but you then you said I want to compare That's your problem. Don't get me involved.
Okay, a question
how do you differentiate between cognitive and?
Well, that's a good question and a big question. Right? But I haven't thought about it this way. But I think I understand where the why this question is being asked, because today
That's an issue with social sciences and psychology, they actually treat these traits as cognitive
moral principles because, again, morality,
the modern civilization had to do away with morality 200 300 years ago, and these are not my statements. Historians thinkers have said that they have said that,
that modern civilization had to do with had to put morality on the side, replace it with some, but you can't you can't live without morality. So you have to come up with a new configuration. So they, how did they come up with something that is more secular, that doesn't have moral charge, religious charge, virtuous charge, let's make it just thought, cognitive. So it's an idea.
It's an idea, then it becomes a motivation.
And with all honesty, I know that this is going to upset some people. But it's an extreme statement, I acknowledge, but it has a lot of truth. But I'm saying it in a very crude, absolute fashion, style, just to emphasize it. But there is a lot of exceptions to it. And there is a lot of new ones, new ones to it. But Psychology and Social Sciences came to replace a big part of religion.
And I'm not kidding.
I'm not kidding. A lot of you know, we think and to the point now, because we bought into this, we think we think Islam, or people didn't know about emotions, didn't know about feelings, they know about trauma, and they were just complete ignorant people about these things.
And you know, what, we are ignorant. And then we project that ignorance on people we don't understand. And civilizations will not understand, go back to the box and rig it read and dig deep. And you would find some intricacies and accuracies and depth. That's unbelievable. And they are not, they are treated as what we call today as emotions. A lot of them are what states of the heart,
states of the heart stations. These are actions of the heart. This is worship. This is the heart of worship. This is the heart of worship. So this is why I say it's actually the secularized religion.
A lot of social sciences came today and what they do, they actually, they came to replace our understanding of the heart
and give it a so
secular, atheistic twist, so we can strip it away from religion.
And we don't have we can discuss it without talking about religion.
Yeah, and then it became personal personally recall them personal traits, or skills you can develop right? Skills. No, these are what we call morality. So again, when you when you cancel morality you have you can't do away with it. So what do you do you have to put a twist on it,
you have to come up with a different definition conceptualization. So people think, oh, no, we can Yeah, you can use by the way you can use a lot of the benefits of and the research, but with the right understanding,
if you understand the difference of what social sciences is keen to do, and how they have departed, and how they have taken over areas of study that belong truly to religion, and to the heart,
and secularize them, if you understand how this works, and what happened, then you can actually delve into a rich amount of research, but you can reinterpret it.
Yeah, there's a wealth of research by the way, but the concept philosophical concepts behind it
are very problematic, but doesn't mean that we can't reap the fruits of those weak there's a lot of fruits that we can benefit from Yes, but it's a much deeper process than just calling it or Islamic. Let's just put a an Islamic word here and some Islamic you know,
like, sprinkles here and there, and the OH is becomes like Islamic
Now, it's the principles are an Islamic so how do you call this systemic? Yeah.
So it's a little bit it's a that's a big question. But it's a it's a very important question to be addressed by people who know more about this than I than I do. We can give the sisters one chance.
or two if you want.
Okay, nothing does that come off here? Okay, I see.
so Stasia states of the heart and emotions we spoke about, we mentioned emotions last week, right? So I'm not going to repeat that. And they're going to repeat this
Fear, love, hope,
These have been discussed, dissected, studied by Muslim scholars in impressive detail.
And when you read about how they describe it, you would actually be baffled at to the point that your impression would be that these people get into my heart. How did they know these things? Literally.
And I would recommend anyone
read the works, for example of NLP him, and many of his works are translated, when he talks about patients when he talks about love, gratitude, love and gratitude, for example, and patients, when he talks about in modality Seddiqi, in which is translated fully. So he talks about love talks about fear, talks about sadness, these are stations of the heart of the heart goes through. And where do these states come from originally from your relationship with Allah.
And if your heart is empty of Allah,
then they will come from your relationship of what you worship,
which is usually the dunya if a person doesn't worship Allah
and Muslims with weaker Eman is going to be against their desires in this life, they are competing with Allah. So that's so these are states of worship. These are actions of the heart, love of the heart is actually talking about what the reality of Taqwa it's an action of the heart.
It is studied as an emotion, one of the most basic powerful emotions, fear.
It's a state of the heart.
So I understand how it's hard we we have been sucked into this concept called emotion. And we said it's pretty new. It's a recent, it's a recent conceptualization of the inner human experience. In Islam, these are seen as actions, that that are an obligation, they are an obligation upon you, that means you can actually have a say when it comes to them.
These are states that you these are actions and you know, they result or they produce stations or states, hot states that you experience and they are called in. They're called in Islam evoke, taste.
This is why they are called states or hand
the state of the heart
when you actually engage in love, love of Allah subhanaw taala and this is a deliberate action. It's a deliberate action. And it's it's the key that gets you into paradise. When you turn this into an emotion that you study, haven't you secular circularized it you've secularized
that's that's that's it. Fear the same thing?
disappointment, disgust. What is discussed? In Islam.
It's when you have a healthy heart.
anything immoral, is repulsive to your heart to your taste. That's when you have HELOC. You have cold, anything that blemishes that beauty or violates it. You feel that rejection to it. Natural visceral rejection, that's what we call disgust.
It's an action. So when you turn it into what, or just disgust
you have put religion on the shelf.
And you have secularized humans.
So that's what we're dealing with. So this is why these things are actually serious. And this is why you know,
the problem is not what we don't know.
And we know that we don't know them.
The problem is, in what we don't know, and we don't know that we don't know.
Doesn't need explanation.
Yeah, it's just there are things we don't know. And they are necessary that they are important to know. And we don't know that we don't know these things, that they are there and they should be known. And without knowing them, we are in serious trouble. And it doesn't cross our mind. That's why because we don't know these things are there.
So it doesn't happen to us that we should Oh study these understand standees
Now, I understand that if you just if you just say oh,
emotions are a new thing, and I know when I said that, that some people were like, What are you talking about? This is complete nonsense.
Because they have become that we have swallowed that and it has become it has become part of our system.
So now we we we see the world through this. How do you know I don't know how
To get rid of this thing, even I can't see myself separate from this thing. It's part of me. That's the issue.
And that's what what do we call it call this word jehlen Mala compound ignorance. When did they talk about it for 1000s of years people have spoken about that. It's not like something new. But we are under the impression that, you know, humanity now knows what humans never knew before. And we are much wiser. And the thing is, really, when you read ancient writings, Muslims or non Muslims, you realize that people there were far far more insightful, far more intelligent,
and far more in touch with human nature. But again, every time humans lived, they thought they were the best. Every time that's a bias. That's a very, very well documented cognitive bias that humans wherever they are, and anytime they live, they think they have reached, they are the best, and everyone else is the worst. That's a natural kind of bias. Subhanallah
Yeah, do you know actually, in I think 1917 The American Patent Office, there was a call
like officials in the US they actually called for closing it down because they said everything that could possibly be invented has already been invented. Do you know that 1917
Literally, and almost reached our decision a law to be passed. Everything that humanity could ever invent has already been invented. There's nothing more to invent.
And now when we look at those people 1917 that were like caveman for us right? They were backward
see, and now we think we are the apex of civilization. 50 years from now people are going to look at us as backwards stupid. Dumb.
So that's something that humans have always have to live with. Inshallah zanla Helen, we we took a lot of tangents today but inshallah Salah must know how to do it was a big mine. Again, don't forget your brothers and sisters and Zan Philistine from your DUA and the don't undermine don't underestimate the power of Da don't underestimate the power of da las pinata Allah.
May Allah Samantha protect them? May Allah subhanaw taala accept their shahada and may Allah subhana wa Tada heal the wounded and protect the women, the children, the men and all the innocent people. And Allah give them victory. Saddam Nico