Moutasem al-Hameedy – The Monumental Tafsir #64 Surah Ar Rahman

Moutasem al-Hameedy
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Today we start with, a beautiful Surah.

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For many people, this is their favorite solar.

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Right?

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Do you have any people here who have

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a Rahman as their favorite solar?

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Okay.

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Surat Al Rahman Makkiyah,

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as Imam said, he says Makkiyah.

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Very, very little talk about it being in

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Medina, but

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most likely most of the narrations indicate that

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that was that it was in Mecca. And

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it seems towards the end

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of the last few years in the Mecca

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period.

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The last few years

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in the Meccan,

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period.

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Surat Al Rahman. I would say let's read

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it. It has some beautiful connections with Surat

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Al Waqqaiha

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and you know some of the

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later scholars

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I would say,

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later researchers in our times have paid attention

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to relationships

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between the surahs

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and some of them,

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pointed out that

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many of the surahs in the Quran or

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all the surahs in the Quran come in

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pairs.

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2 surahs are connected. So you'll find Al

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Baqarah and Al Imran.

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Al Fadil Nissa and Al Maeda.

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They sort of complement each other and there

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is a strong

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connection between the 2 Surahs.

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You will find this obviously

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between Surah Al Rahman and Surah Al Waghra

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as well, very strong connection.

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So let's begin with the Rehman al Saadi

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InshaAllah

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as we comment on his words

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we can reflect over some of the points

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Stop here.

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This great Surah begins with the name of

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Allah Ar Rahman, the most gracious, which is

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indicative of the vastness of his grace and

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mercy.

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The all encompassing nature of his generosity and

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the abundance of his kindness and bounty.

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Then Allah mentions that which is indicative of

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his mercy and its impact that Allah causes

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to reach his slaves, such as blessings both

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spiritual and worldly.

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After mentioning all kinds of blessings, Allah reminds

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2 prominent groups, namely humankind and the jinn,

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to give thanks to him by saying, then

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which of the favors of your Lord will

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you deny?

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Allah tells us that he has taught the

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Quran That is, he has taught his slaves

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its words and meanings and has explained it

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to them. This is the greatest blessing and

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mercy that he has bestowed upon his slaves

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as he sent down to them an Arabic

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Quran

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with the best words and the best meanings,

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which contains all that is good and deters

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against all that is evil.

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He created man in the best shape with

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a perfect well designed body and faculties.

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The creator perfected the creation of man and

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made him distinct from all other living beings

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by teaching him speech, which is the ability

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to express what is on his mind.

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This includes both verbal and verbal speech and

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writing.

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Speech by means of which Allah made humans

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distinct from other creatures

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is one of the greatest blessings that he

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has bestowed upon humanity.

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The sun and the moon follow their calculated

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courses. That is, Allah created the sun and

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the moon and made them to be of

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service,

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running according to their calculated courses out of

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mercy and care for her slaves

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and in order to serve their interests thereby

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and so that people may know how to

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count the years and measure time.

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And the stars and trees prostrate to Allah.

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That is the stars in the heaven and

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the trees on earth acknowledge their Lord, prostrate

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to Him, obey Him, humble themselves, and submit

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themselves so as to be of service to

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Allah's slaves and benefit them.

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He raised the heaven and made it affirming

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for this for the creatures of the earth

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and enjoined justice, that is, Allah has enjoined

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justice in word and deed among people. Hence,

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he says so that you should not transgress

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the limits of justice.

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That is Allah has enjoined justice so that

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you do not go beyond the limits of

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justice

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For it for if it were up to

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your own reason and opinions, there would be

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only there would be troubles

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such as only Allah knows, and heavens and

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the earth would be corrupted.

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Therefore, establish weights and measures with justice, that

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is, make them based on justice as much

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as you can, and do not give short

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measure, and do not be unjust, for giving

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short measure is unfair,

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unjust, and a transgression.

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Okay,

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so this Surah is named after,

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the name of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, Ar

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Rahman,

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and

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This one name of Allah

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Other than Allah

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So Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has many names,

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many names.

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Some people think they are only 99,

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but they are not 99. They are much

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more.

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They're much more. The hadith in,

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where the prophet

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says For Allah, there are 99 names.

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He who sort of learns them,

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understands them, grasps them will enter Jannah.

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These are specific names. They're not the totality

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of Allah's names.

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So Allah has many names.

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Two names can only be applied to Allah

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exclusively

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Allah and Ar Rahman

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Can you describe someone as Kareem? One of

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Allah's names is Al Kareem. Can you say

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Muhammad

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Al Kareem?

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Can you describe them as Al Kareem?

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Yes, you can.

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Muhammad Ar Rahim? Yes.

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Khalid As Sami? Yes, you can.

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You can call them no no issues.

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But

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for example, you say,

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Ali

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No is a description that applies only to

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Allah

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only to Allah so these are two exclusive

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names

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Allah and Abuhaman that cannot be applied to

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anyone

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but Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. There are other

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descriptions of Allah that

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follow and others. But again, these are not

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these are more of the attributes and the

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descriptions of Allah

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but the proper names of Allah, Allah and

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Rahman don't apply. You can't describe someone as

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Rahman,

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only Allah

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Why?

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In Al Fatiha Allah

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mentions both names Al Rahman

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and Al Rahim

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Al Rahman and Al Rahim. We'll come to

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the English translation, which is very very problematic.

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Very problematic.

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But it's

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it's used. It's commonly used And SubhanAllah, I

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assume

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that Muslims,

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Muslims practicing Muslims,

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their understanding of the word mercy in English

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has been

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influenced a lot by Islam

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and by the word Rahmah in Arabic.

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So

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but

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the the crude English meaning is very problematic.

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It's not enough. It's not enough. It has

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some indications, but it's

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greatly insufficient.

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But let's get let's get into the Arabic

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language.

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'alrahman and abraham' What's the difference?

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Since they are two names

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they come from the same root

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'raha

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ma' They come from the same root. But

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the

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shape of the word or the pattern of

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the word is different. 'Rahman'

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is 'fa'alan'.

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Okay, that's the pattern 'fa'alan'.

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'Raheem

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Fa'il'

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From the same root.

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Now these patterns in the Arabic language this

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is the science of Sarf,

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morphology.

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Morphology,

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these ready patterns

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already

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like specific patterns they carry meanings

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in them. So when you form a word

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from a root according to this pattern

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you are deriving these subtle meanings in the

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pattern as well and you add them to

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the root so that you get a very

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unique combination

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very unique combination.

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So Rahman

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is Falan,

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Raheem is Fa'il

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The essential meaning is the same but each

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one of them captures a different dimension of

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Allah's Rahmah.

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There are many like opinions of linguists and

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scholars of tafsir

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on the difference between Rahmah and Rahim.

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One of the most

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compelling

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opinions is

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that Rahman

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is a description of Allah's Self, of Allah

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Himself

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Rahmaan

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Rahim is a description of Allah's actions

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So when you say Rahmaan you are talking

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about Allah Himself

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When you say Alrahman,

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when you say Alrahim,

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you are talking about Allah

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giving His mercy, exercising His mercy.

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About the act of it.

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I see the difference?

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So 'Rahman' also

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means which is this pattern 'Falan' means someone

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is full of something.

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In the Arabic language someone who's

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thirsty, very very thirsty you would say 'Abshan'

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from 'Abash'.

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'Abshan'

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He's full of thirst.

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He's so thirsty

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someone is so hungry,

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starving,

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craving food.

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You say 'Joanne'.

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You know, if he's just normally hungry you

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would say 'jaer'.

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But but if someone is overly hungry you

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say Joanne

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Falaan

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like UHman.

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Someone is angry,

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normally angry,

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you say

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Rhabub from Rhabub

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But if someone

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is furious,

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is on fire, you say They're

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full of anger, like they're full of flames.

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Right?

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So

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is a description of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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that Allah is full of mercy.

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Allah is full of mercy, and this definitely

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meets the hadith of the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam.

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That my mercy precedes

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and supersedes

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my anger

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' Allah

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has such a high place'

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Okay? So that's our Rahmah. Rahim

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is again the delivery of Rahmah

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the EXERCISE OF RAHMA

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Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala describes Surah Prophet Muhammad SAW

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as

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Allah inscribes Prophet Muhammad SAWHAN AS RAHIM towards

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the

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Believers.

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Why? He exercises

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Raheem.

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He exercises

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Raheem.

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Ibn Abbas

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He said,

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This could be easily misunderstood.

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Some people think Rahman is temporary,

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short lived, it's a transitory state, like someone

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is hungry, hungry for a while.

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They're thirsty, thirsty for a while.

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Angry, angry for a while. So that means

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'Allaman' is short lived

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or is

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now but not necessarily then. That's inaccurate.

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That's completely inaccurate, linguistically wrong.

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This kind

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of description of adjective

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of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala Muhammad Allah is

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full of mercy ever. That's what it means.

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One of the meanings of

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is it is a stable

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and fixed trait that doesn't change

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It doesn't change.

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Rahman. So Allah is always Rahman.

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Allah is always

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Rahman. As in

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dua You are the Rahman in this dunya

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and the akhirah, and you are Rahim in

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this dunya and in the

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but Rahim

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again is when Allah shows

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His mercy.

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This is why the people of Jannah they

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would say

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They would say

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has fulfilled his promise

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Allah fulfills his promise. Allah is so good

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and truthful and he fulfills

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and loyal and fulfills his promise

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And he delivers the mercy. He delivers on

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his mercy.

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So that's the basic difference between

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and Arrahman. So when you describe the action,

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when you describe the exercise,

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the delivery of rahman

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then you use this is more of a

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nuance in the language to be more accurate

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you'll use Rahim. When you are talking about

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Allah Himself

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you mention

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Al

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Rahman. Clear?

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So that's Al Rahman. So Allah calls this

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surah Al Rahman.

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Al Rahman.

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Now, this surah is all going to be

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about rahma.

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And this leads us to talk about rahma.

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Usually translated as mercy, right? In the English

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language.

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Anyone knows the

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the origins of the word mercy?

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It has like a negative,

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like, connotation if you're holding punishment back.

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Exactly. That's the origin that's the Latin origin

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of the word.

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Mercy

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originally is a is a Latin word and

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it means,

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ransom.

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It means Ransom like when you,

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or more like a bail money.

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When you,

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when you hold the punishment

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by means of money you pay to hold

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the punishment or halt the punishment

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then basically that's the origin of the word.

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But obviously as it moved from Latin to

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French to to English, I'm not sure if

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it's in German, but

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it started to take the meaning of gentleness,

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kindness,

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forgiveness,

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pardon.

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So there is there is still it carries

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a negative twist.

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So

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But the word mercy in the Arabic language,

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where does it come from?

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We

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We know that the Arabic language is based

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on roots.

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Letters

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have meanings.

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Letters in their belly have meanings.

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So when you put combinations

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of letters together they carry meaning. They carry

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specific meaning. And this is a phenomena in

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language

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that you will find it in all languages,

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but in the Arabic language it's a central

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feature. It's a fundamental feature in the Arabic

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language.

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I think they call it in in in

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literature, onomatopoeia.

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That's

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I believe it's, it's Latin. Onomatopoeia

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is when

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the sounds

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and the letters give you an indication what

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you're talking about. When there is a meeting

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between the meaning and

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the,

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phonemes or the the sounds of the of

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the of the of the letter. This is

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very powerful. This is a central feature in

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the Arabic language. This is why one of

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the great scholars of the Arabic language, Ibn

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Faris

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He wrote a lexicon

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on the Arabic language,

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like a dictionary

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of the Arabic language that is based on

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what? Roots and their meanings. So he would

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say 'aslun'

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for example

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3 letters.

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It's an origin. It's a root.

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Something like I don't remember it.

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So he says this root,

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this is what it indicates.

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Then he goes to the variations.

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Each one of them, what does it mean?

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So you can actually it's more like a

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tree. You know like ancestry

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trees? You can trace back the words to

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their origins

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and

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go back to the root. Find the root

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what it means and then find

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each shape of the word when it falls

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into this pattern of

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okay. So there is subtle meaning in the

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pattern, JazakAllah.

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And I I can see you. We'll get

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back to you inshallah. Just relax. That's good.

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Don't worry.

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Hold on to it.

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So there is meaning in the root and

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there is meaning in the pattern. And when

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those meet that's when the magic of language

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happens. And this would help us understand something,

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which Allah says here

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which

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is the most profound in the Arabic language.

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Oh, this is like captured most in the

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Arabic language.

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So, rahama,

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this root. What does it mean in the

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Arabic language?

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It means to encapsulate

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something. To encapsulate and

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to

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accommodate

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something

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with gentleness

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and with benefit.

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That's why this is why the womb of

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the mother is called what?

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'Rahim'

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'Rahim'

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very delicate,

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and conducive

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for the

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comfort of the baby.

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And it offers what? It offers all the

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needs of the baby

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in terms of nutrition,

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in terms of comfort, in terms of warmth,

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everything.

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That captures the word brahm.

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That's where brahmah comes from.

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So anything, generally speaking, in the Arabic language

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that

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has this root, you will find that it

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comes from this it carries

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a shadow of this meaning.

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A shadow

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of this meaning. And generally speaking, the two

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letters which if we get a little bit

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more technical,

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'ra' and

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These two letters in the Arabic language,

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when they are found together, they refer to

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expansion,

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space,

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gentleness,

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and kindness, and comfort

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wherever you find them. For example, let's just

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think of some words.

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Regardless of the order.

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We

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took class, we Right? What did we say?

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What's the difference?

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And both of them have Ra and

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Who remembers?

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And

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What's the difference?

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Exactly.

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Spiritual

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bliss and joy

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is called.

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Why is it joy? Because there's expansion for

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the soul, there is comfort.

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The soul

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is accommodated and harbored in a conducive environment

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for its well-being.

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It's treated well with gentleness. So this is

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called.

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Is what?

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For for what? Physical. For physical. Yes. It's

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physical comfort, accommodation,

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and expansion, and space.

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In the Arabic language from

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Ra and Right? Although ba, but we said

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Ra and What

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does mean?

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Welcome. Yes. It means we have space for

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you and say, we have enough space for

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you. We have space to accommodate you. Welcome.

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That's why it's welcome. This is why we

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say if we describe something as spacious, you

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say

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Rahib.

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An area that is wide, you say Rahib.

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Very spacious.

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Rahib.

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What else? How about hab.

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Now Rah not harah.

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So specifically different.

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So you're looking for how things don't work.

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Okay.

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Okay.

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So shift from reverse gear let's go for

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de inshallah

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oh yeah

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We will come to this insha'Allah as this

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is an extension.

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Yes. It's an extension of the meaning. We're

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trying to capture now the the the original,

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you know, roots in the Arabic language. He's

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the one that's the most giving from Insha'Allah.

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Are you guys following this Arabic thing or

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is it too much?

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So if you're okay with this, put your

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hand up so I know. At least let

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me get some feedback.

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Some of you are might might be shy

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to show.

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Okay. Cool. Okay. Good.

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Alright. So,

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raha, who can think of word that has

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raha in the alphabet?

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Excellent.

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Which means to travel.

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When someone

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what does it what is what is the

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what do you find there? Distance.

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Expansion. Distance. You will find you always find

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this.

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'Araha'

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trip, Same thing. Arrahil.

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What is arrahil?

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Rahil. What's arrahil?

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Very close.

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It's

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the riding animal that you travel on.

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And it's called because it travels a distance,

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again expansion,

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and it's also comfortable for the traveler to

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sit on and sort of be accommodated.

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Right? So you'll find this all always there.

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That that if you start to capture this

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part of the Arabic language by the way,

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it becomes so enjoyable

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and you will learn faster.

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You'll learn faster because you start to develop

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a sense of the meaning. Now it's not

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you learning the words in your mind, but

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you know what?

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Even your ears

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can sense the meaning without you consciously

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thinking about the meaning.

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These sounds

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give you the meaning automatically, it becomes more

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spontaneous.

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And you will find this with the more

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native

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the speaker is

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you will find even in other languages

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the sound they might not know the word

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but from the sound they can capture the

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meaning.

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That's a good level of mastery of the

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language, familiarity with the language.

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Alright. Any questions before we move on? Yeah.

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Sorry. So like sayyara, is that the same

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connotation?

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Sayyara? Yeah. No. We're talking about the two

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letters,

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Ra and Yeah. So it's in Ra and

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No. It's Ta. Oh. Ta marbuuta. Yeah.

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So how does then the word Rahmah then

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gets translated loosely to mercy?

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Well, that's the problem with translation.

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It's not only give me common translations of

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the word alrahman alrahim

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that you came across.

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The merciful and what else?

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Confession.

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The benefit benefit benefit,

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the what? Beneficial. Beneficial. Yeah. The beneficial. What

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else? Compassionate.

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Compassionate. Okay.

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What else?

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So this is a Sorry. This is a

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separate one, but what about we have?

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We have. We have.

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What how is it used? What's the context?

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Right?

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In the spaces and the expansion of Al

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Masjid Al Haram. We said

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from a

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spacious

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place.

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Right?

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Yeah.

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The same thing. Same route.

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Yeah.

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So,

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yeah. These are translations they try to capture.

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So you'll find some of them say,

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ben is it beneficial?

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Beneficial. Beneficent.

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Beneficent. Oh,

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yeah. Oh, you say beneficent. Beneficent.

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Beneficent or beneficent.

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Right?

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But, like, that's more difficult than itself

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even for someone who doesn't speak Arabic. What

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do you mean by that?

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The compassionate.

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Sort of. We're getting a little closer. Compassionate.

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But the good thing is that if you

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and this helps when you when you understand

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the Quran

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and you start to transcend the translation.

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Now what we spoke about 'Abraham'

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that it is an accommodating

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place

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that is cushioned so it's comfy

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and it provides you with everything you need.

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It provides you with everything you need, exactly

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what you need.

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So it treats you well and it's generous

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and it's giving.

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Right? That's what mercy is.

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So Oh, sorry. That's what is. So when

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we are talking about

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Okay. So this is where the meaning comes

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from. What does that mean? That mean Allah

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Allah accommodates you.

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He's already given you the earth to live

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on and he's gonna

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he's gonna mention the Earth now. He's gonna

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talk about the Earth.

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He provided everything for you for you to

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exist. He created you and he provided everything

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at at the right stage of your existence.

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Right?

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The whole process of you, you know, turning

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into a,

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a human being.

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Turning into this fertilized egg.

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And then how it travels and how it

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lodges in a in the womb, in a

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specific place. And it has everything there. All

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of the conditions perfect for its own growth

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and well-being.

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The conditions are perfect.

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Then it starts being,

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you know, fed,

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taken care of in this very comfortable place,

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very warm place.

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And it helps you build yourself, not only

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physically but even psychologically.

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Right?

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And then Allah,

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again, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala created the mother

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to play this role. So she gets rewarded

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and honored by that and blessed by that.

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And that serves you

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to come into this world.

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Then Allah

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provided you with nutrition even after birth. Allah

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says,

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Allah facilitated,

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you know, the way for the human for

00:32:07 --> 00:32:08

the fetus to come out of the womb,

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then to become a human being. Once you

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reach that stage, you start to need air.

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There is no air in the womb. SubhanAllah,

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Ibn Khayim by the way, sometimes

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he he has this

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beautiful

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style of sometimes looking at reflecting on the

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world and really

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making a beautiful narrative or a sketch out

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of it.

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So he says when you are in the

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womb of the mother,

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you are nothing but Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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provide you know, brought you into existence. You

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were a fetus in the womb of your

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mother and there is one feed into your

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system and

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that's the umbilical

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cord cord that feeds into your system.

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When that's cut off, he says when Allah

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takes something from you, He gives you more,

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better than that. So now when that stopped,

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that's cut off.

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Allah

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provided you with more through your mother.

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Right?

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And and so on and so forth. So

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he reflects on this. So the Allah

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made the environment conducive.

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Now somebody says, oh, what about people who

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went through trauma? You know, if you wanna

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understand the principle, don't think about exceptions. There

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is a time for exceptions.

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But you can actually,

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like, skew your thinking with a lot of

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trouble

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just by

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inserting or trying to figure out

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abnormalities

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or anomalies

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or exceptions

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before you understand the rule.

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Establish the rule, understand it properly.

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Let it sink in.

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Build a strong relationship with it.

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Now you have developed the level of maturity

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and understanding you can deal with exceptions.

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This is in life in general

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and in everything. And in Islamic science in

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studying Islam, this is paramount.

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This is paramount. If you look for the

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anomalies, for the exceptions, you will never learn.

00:34:01 --> 00:34:02

You will never learn.

00:34:03 --> 00:34:05

This is why the scholars, when they teach,

00:34:05 --> 00:34:06

you'll find they teach you the principles.

00:34:07 --> 00:34:09

And they will tell you the principles apply

00:34:09 --> 00:34:11

across the board. But then someone, there's always

00:34:11 --> 00:34:13

this type of student who thinks that they

00:34:13 --> 00:34:16

are smart and they figured something that Muslim

00:34:16 --> 00:34:18

scholars over 1400 years missed.

00:34:20 --> 00:34:20

And

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he won't sleep the night waiting to meet

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the sheikh next day and say, 'I found

00:34:24 --> 00:34:26

something that no one else thought of.'

00:34:27 --> 00:34:28

Right? And they found an exception.

00:34:29 --> 00:34:31

And they don't realize they're sabotaging their own

00:34:31 --> 00:34:33

learning. Why? Because you're thinking about

00:34:33 --> 00:34:36

these exceptions and you have not allowed the

00:34:36 --> 00:34:39

rule, the main rule, to sort of settle

00:34:39 --> 00:34:41

properly in in your your,

00:34:42 --> 00:34:44

the construction of knowledge that you are trying

00:34:44 --> 00:34:45

to build.

00:34:46 --> 00:34:48

The the scholars on purpose if you find

00:34:48 --> 00:34:50

the books that you study are, especially the

00:34:50 --> 00:34:53

short motoon, they don't have the exceptions. They

00:34:53 --> 00:34:53

don't provide

00:34:54 --> 00:34:54

any attention

00:34:55 --> 00:34:57

or they don't offer any any attention to

00:34:57 --> 00:34:59

some of the complicated nuanced issues.

00:35:00 --> 00:35:00

Why?

00:35:01 --> 00:35:03

Because if you wanna ruin a student of

00:35:03 --> 00:35:05

knowledge, give them the details

00:35:05 --> 00:35:07

right from the get go.

00:35:08 --> 00:35:11

They're overwhelmed, they're confused, they don't understand.

00:35:11 --> 00:35:13

You need to give them the rules even

00:35:13 --> 00:35:15

if they apply 70% of the times. Apply

00:35:15 --> 00:35:17

it as a rule and understand it as

00:35:17 --> 00:35:18

universal.

00:35:19 --> 00:35:21

Once you understand it and get it,

00:35:22 --> 00:35:25

right, and you develop enough familiarity with it,

00:35:25 --> 00:35:27

slowly, slowly the teacher, if he's a good

00:35:27 --> 00:35:29

teacher or she's a good teacher, will start

00:35:29 --> 00:35:30

to offer you one.

00:35:31 --> 00:35:32

Some of the exceptions.

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Some of the major exceptions.

00:35:34 --> 00:35:37

So you start now your understanding grows. Now

00:35:37 --> 00:35:37

you have already

00:35:38 --> 00:35:39

you are already internalized

00:35:40 --> 00:35:43

the rules. They become natural. They become second

00:35:43 --> 00:35:45

nature to you. They are you're spontaneous with

00:35:45 --> 00:35:47

them. They're part of you. You think about

00:35:47 --> 00:35:49

them. You don't need to exert so much

00:35:49 --> 00:35:49

thinking.

00:35:49 --> 00:35:51

They become native to you.

00:35:51 --> 00:35:53

Now your mind is free to deal with

00:35:53 --> 00:35:55

some exceptions, the major exceptions. You start to

00:35:55 --> 00:35:57

go into those. You start to deal with

00:35:57 --> 00:35:57

them.

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And then you go into

00:36:00 --> 00:36:01

the further

00:36:02 --> 00:36:04

exceptions exceptions exceptions. And this is where the

00:36:04 --> 00:36:05

heights of knowledge are

00:36:06 --> 00:36:07

when, you know,

00:36:07 --> 00:36:10

the the the subtle nuances are clear to

00:36:10 --> 00:36:13

you. But that takes a very long time.

00:36:13 --> 00:36:16

The same thing with understanding the language. Okay?

00:36:16 --> 00:36:17

So,

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so Ar Rahman. And subhanAllah, Allah Subhanahu Wa

00:36:20 --> 00:36:22

Ta'ala starts with this.

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With what just one name Ar Rahman. In

00:36:24 --> 00:36:25

the Arabic language,

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you know, for

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you have to have a sentence.

00:36:33 --> 00:36:35

For definition, those who study the Arabic language

00:36:35 --> 00:36:37

I don't know why I'm just drifting to

00:36:37 --> 00:36:38

the Arabic language these days.

00:36:38 --> 00:36:39

But, Insha'Allah.

00:36:40 --> 00:36:42

I think I've been reading Ibn Faris a

00:36:42 --> 00:36:43

lot recently.

00:36:45 --> 00:36:46

The

00:36:46 --> 00:36:47

in the in the

00:36:49 --> 00:36:50

what is Al Kalam?

00:36:50 --> 00:36:52

Who studied Al Haramia?

00:36:53 --> 00:36:54

Al Kalam what is the definition of Al

00:36:54 --> 00:36:55

Kalam?

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Or Alfiyeht bin Malik if you are a

00:37:00 --> 00:37:00

beginner.

00:37:19 --> 00:37:21

It is combined. Combined words.

00:37:24 --> 00:37:25

Okay?

00:37:27 --> 00:37:28

It gives full sense.

00:37:30 --> 00:37:31

According to

00:37:31 --> 00:37:33

the structure of the Arabic language, the rules

00:37:33 --> 00:37:34

of the Arabic language.

00:37:35 --> 00:37:37

Four conditions for something to be considered

00:37:38 --> 00:37:40

Because if you speak in your salah, you

00:37:40 --> 00:37:42

break it. Anything outside of the salah.

00:37:44 --> 00:37:45

But if you say something and it's not

00:37:45 --> 00:37:48

kalam, your salah doesn't break. So it has

00:37:48 --> 00:37:49

a fiqi consequences.

00:37:50 --> 00:37:51

Okay. So

00:37:52 --> 00:37:53

is it murakab?

00:37:55 --> 00:37:57

Is it like 2 words combined together or

00:37:57 --> 00:37:59

3 words? Is it a sentence? Allah says

00:37:59 --> 00:38:00

Arrahman.

00:38:01 --> 00:38:01

Why?

00:38:02 --> 00:38:03

Because that's enough.

00:38:04 --> 00:38:05

Nothing needs to be said after that.

00:38:06 --> 00:38:07

Abrahman.

00:38:07 --> 00:38:10

That's it. Allah. What else do you need?

00:38:10 --> 00:38:12

Everything in existence came from Allah

00:38:12 --> 00:38:13

He created it.

00:38:14 --> 00:38:16

He created it. So when you say Allah,

00:38:16 --> 00:38:17

that's the full story.

00:38:17 --> 00:38:19

From the beginning till the end.

00:38:20 --> 00:38:22

Shows you the glory of Allah Subhanahu Wa

00:38:22 --> 00:38:24

Ta'ala. And you don't treat Allah as you

00:38:24 --> 00:38:26

treat His creation. This is why

00:38:27 --> 00:38:28

when some sometimes

00:38:29 --> 00:38:31

humans try to use logic

00:38:31 --> 00:38:34

and then they try to apply their logic

00:38:34 --> 00:38:36

that was derived from their understanding of the

00:38:36 --> 00:38:38

creation, they try to apply it to the

00:38:38 --> 00:38:39

names and attributes of Allah,

00:38:40 --> 00:38:41

they start going,

00:38:42 --> 00:38:43

you know, in the wrong direction.

00:38:44 --> 00:38:47

They start saying, oh, if you affirm this

00:38:47 --> 00:38:49

attribute that is mentioned in this hadith or

00:38:49 --> 00:38:53

this verse that means you are likening Allah

00:38:53 --> 00:38:54

to His creation.

00:38:55 --> 00:38:57

No. You are applying the rules of creation

00:38:57 --> 00:38:58

to Allah.

00:38:59 --> 00:39:00

That's the problem.

00:39:01 --> 00:39:03

So with Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, the rules

00:39:03 --> 00:39:05

are different. You're talking about the creator.

00:39:07 --> 00:39:10

One of a kind. Uhad. One of a

00:39:11 --> 00:39:13

kind. There's nothing like him.

00:39:14 --> 00:39:15

So with Allah you don't need to complete

00:39:15 --> 00:39:17

the sentence. It's complete.

00:39:23 --> 00:39:25

Some of the mufasireen they say no there

00:39:25 --> 00:39:26

is something that is

00:39:27 --> 00:39:29

or right? Something that is implied in the

00:39:29 --> 00:39:29

sentence.

00:39:30 --> 00:39:31

And it could be many things, could be

00:39:31 --> 00:39:33

the rest of the surah. Is it is

00:39:34 --> 00:39:36

The full surah is khabar.

00:39:37 --> 00:39:40

Full surah describes Allah, introduces Allah or talks

00:39:40 --> 00:39:41

about aspects,

00:39:42 --> 00:39:44

you know, about the names, attributes, and the

00:39:44 --> 00:39:46

actions of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. So

00:39:48 --> 00:39:50

but you know that makes you pause and

00:39:50 --> 00:39:51

just reflect on

00:39:53 --> 00:39:55

So that defines

00:39:56 --> 00:39:58

a great deal of Allah's relationship with us.

00:39:58 --> 00:39:59

It's based on mercy.

00:40:01 --> 00:40:03

You are taken care of.

00:40:03 --> 00:40:04

We tend to look at what's wrong with

00:40:04 --> 00:40:05

our life

00:40:06 --> 00:40:08

where there are problems but we forget

00:40:09 --> 00:40:11

the infinite number of blessings

00:40:12 --> 00:40:13

that we enjoy

00:40:14 --> 00:40:15

at every

00:40:15 --> 00:40:16

taken moment of our life.

00:40:19 --> 00:40:22

You always showered with mercy. Always. So this

00:40:22 --> 00:40:25

is why when someone is always complaining, someone

00:40:25 --> 00:40:28

when all is always unhappy with It's not

00:40:28 --> 00:40:29

they're not being realistic.

00:40:30 --> 00:40:31

They are biased.

00:40:32 --> 00:40:34

You take all of the blessings that are

00:40:34 --> 00:40:34

countless

00:40:34 --> 00:40:38

for granted, you turn your eyes away from

00:40:38 --> 00:40:40

them and you just focus on one thing

00:40:40 --> 00:40:41

where Allah is

00:40:41 --> 00:40:42

testing you.

00:40:44 --> 00:40:46

So that's why people forget that Allah is

00:40:46 --> 00:40:46

a rahman.

00:40:47 --> 00:40:48

People will tell you where is Allah with

00:40:48 --> 00:40:50

everything that is happening. You know, these people

00:40:50 --> 00:40:51

are not looking in the right

00:40:55 --> 00:40:57

direction. Where is Allah? So so where do

00:40:57 --> 00:40:59

you think all these blessings in this in

00:40:59 --> 00:41:01

this world are they? What?

00:41:04 --> 00:41:06

And Allah has showered you.

00:41:06 --> 00:41:09

Allah drowns you with if we can use

00:41:09 --> 00:41:11

this word, drowns you with his

00:41:12 --> 00:41:13

with blessings.

00:41:15 --> 00:41:16

Visible, seen and unseen.

00:41:17 --> 00:41:19

A lot of the blessings of Allah subhanahu

00:41:19 --> 00:41:21

wa ta'ala are things we are not aware

00:41:21 --> 00:41:22

of. Not aware of.

00:41:23 --> 00:41:25

We're not because we take them for granted

00:41:25 --> 00:41:26

and we don't know what it means, what

00:41:26 --> 00:41:27

life means without

00:41:28 --> 00:41:30

them. Because we've never seen that reality where

00:41:30 --> 00:41:32

these blessings are not there. This is why

00:41:32 --> 00:41:33

they say

00:41:37 --> 00:41:39

and in the dark night

00:41:40 --> 00:41:42

the full moon is missed.

00:41:43 --> 00:41:45

Or they would say in the Arabic language,

00:41:45 --> 00:41:47

I'm not sure. I'm sure it's taken from

00:41:47 --> 00:41:48

another language. They would say

00:41:55 --> 00:41:57

Right? I'm sure it's taken from another language

00:41:57 --> 00:42:00

because the Arabs did not use the word

00:42:00 --> 00:42:02

that's for those who speak Arabic. They did

00:42:02 --> 00:42:02

not use

00:42:03 --> 00:42:04

for well-being.

00:42:04 --> 00:42:05

They used

00:42:07 --> 00:42:09

They use the So has more of a

00:42:09 --> 00:42:10

modern usage

00:42:11 --> 00:42:13

modern usage. It's there but not in in

00:42:13 --> 00:42:14

the exact way.

00:42:16 --> 00:42:19

So, the the this proverb says that health

00:42:19 --> 00:42:20

is a crown

00:42:22 --> 00:42:25

on over the heads of healthy people

00:42:25 --> 00:42:26

that is only seen

00:42:27 --> 00:42:29

by people who lost their good health.

00:42:31 --> 00:42:33

So you only realize that there is a

00:42:33 --> 00:42:36

blessing when you miss it. But there are

00:42:36 --> 00:42:38

so many countless blessings you're not even aware

00:42:38 --> 00:42:41

of them They will never cross your mind,

00:42:41 --> 00:42:42

millions of them.

00:42:43 --> 00:42:45

You know you know, there is there is

00:42:45 --> 00:42:47

balance in the world, in the universe,

00:42:47 --> 00:42:50

probably in some other galaxies. If it is

00:42:50 --> 00:42:50

missing,

00:42:52 --> 00:42:54

life on earth would be unbearable.

00:42:55 --> 00:42:57

Conditions in on this earth would be would

00:42:57 --> 00:43:00

not be suitable for human life or for

00:43:00 --> 00:43:01

for good human life.

00:43:02 --> 00:43:03

Are we aware of that blessing?

00:43:04 --> 00:43:06

We don't even know about it. We don't

00:43:06 --> 00:43:08

even think about it. And and so on

00:43:08 --> 00:43:11

and so forth. Millions and billions of blessings

00:43:11 --> 00:43:13

from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala that make our

00:43:13 --> 00:43:13

life

00:43:14 --> 00:43:14

function

00:43:15 --> 00:43:16

almost perfectly.

00:43:16 --> 00:43:19

It's functioning perfectly but from our perspective even,

00:43:19 --> 00:43:20

almost perfectly.

00:43:22 --> 00:43:25

And you know what? We discount all of

00:43:25 --> 00:43:27

that and we just fixate on what?

00:43:28 --> 00:43:29

One thing that we are not happy with

00:43:29 --> 00:43:30

or two things that we're not happy with.

00:43:30 --> 00:43:32

This is why Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says,

00:43:32 --> 00:43:33

And

00:43:35 --> 00:43:36

man, humans

00:43:36 --> 00:43:37

are ungrateful.

00:43:38 --> 00:43:38

Ungrateful.

00:43:39 --> 00:43:40

We are entitled.

00:43:41 --> 00:43:42

We are entitled.

00:43:43 --> 00:43:45

So that's al Rahman.

00:43:45 --> 00:43:48

He made so like as I said billions

00:43:48 --> 00:43:49

and billions of things

00:43:50 --> 00:43:52

to make our life function as it is

00:43:52 --> 00:43:54

now, and we are not even appreciative of

00:43:54 --> 00:43:55

them. We're not even aware of them.

00:43:56 --> 00:43:58

That's Allah. He's merciful.

00:43:59 --> 00:44:01

And he offers that to the ones who

00:44:01 --> 00:44:03

worship him and obey him. And he's offering

00:44:03 --> 00:44:05

that even to the people who are challenging

00:44:05 --> 00:44:08

him and denying his exist his existence and

00:44:08 --> 00:44:10

transgress all of his limits.

00:44:10 --> 00:44:12

Still he gives them.

00:44:13 --> 00:44:14

Still he gives them. Because this is not

00:44:14 --> 00:44:16

the day of recompense.

00:44:17 --> 00:44:19

This is not the day of recompense.

00:44:19 --> 00:44:22

So any every time or any time you

00:44:22 --> 00:44:24

think that life is not treating you well,

00:44:24 --> 00:44:25

remember Allahu Haman.

00:44:27 --> 00:44:28

You are

00:44:29 --> 00:44:30

in mercy.

00:44:31 --> 00:44:33

You're surrounded by infinite

00:44:35 --> 00:44:38

mercy. Again, visible and invisible. Known to you

00:44:38 --> 00:44:39

and unknown to you.

00:44:40 --> 00:44:41

You are taken care of.

00:44:42 --> 00:44:44

There are billions of details about just the

00:44:44 --> 00:44:44

functionality

00:44:45 --> 00:44:46

of your physiology,

00:44:47 --> 00:44:50

that if any small detail goes off,

00:44:50 --> 00:44:52

your life becomes miserable.

00:44:53 --> 00:44:54

But all of them are working,

00:44:55 --> 00:44:56

you know,

00:44:56 --> 00:44:56

perfectly.

00:45:00 --> 00:45:03

Without any assistance from outside, without any medication.

00:45:03 --> 00:45:05

But then maybe at a later age when

00:45:05 --> 00:45:07

you are diagnosed with some disease or some

00:45:07 --> 00:45:08

illness,

00:45:08 --> 00:45:11

you you realize now again, you know, let

00:45:11 --> 00:45:12

me bring this.

00:45:13 --> 00:45:14

There's a lot of

00:45:15 --> 00:45:17

there's a lot of talk on

00:45:17 --> 00:45:18

longevity,

00:45:18 --> 00:45:19

right? Living

00:45:20 --> 00:45:21

forever now, some people are.

00:45:22 --> 00:45:23

SubhanAllah.

00:45:23 --> 00:45:25

Now there are people now whose life is

00:45:25 --> 00:45:26

all about

00:45:27 --> 00:45:29

eating well, taking injections,

00:45:32 --> 00:45:32

exercising,

00:45:34 --> 00:45:36

and measuring everything about their life and going

00:45:36 --> 00:45:39

through a very very tough daily routine

00:45:40 --> 00:45:41

on a daily basis

00:45:42 --> 00:45:44

so that they can slow their aging process.

00:45:46 --> 00:45:49

Right? And they are spending I'm sure some

00:45:49 --> 00:45:51

of you heard of that, especially the ones

00:45:51 --> 00:45:53

who are getting older. It's just probably by

00:45:53 --> 00:45:53

your

00:45:54 --> 00:45:56

because of your your profile, it pops up

00:45:56 --> 00:45:57

because of your

00:45:57 --> 00:45:59

age. You'll find that these people this is

00:45:59 --> 00:46:00

like a $2,000,000

00:46:01 --> 00:46:01

routine.

00:46:04 --> 00:46:06

So this guy is living like he's dedicating

00:46:07 --> 00:46:07

24

00:46:08 --> 00:46:09

hours of his day

00:46:10 --> 00:46:10

and

00:46:11 --> 00:46:14

millions of resources and science and all of

00:46:14 --> 00:46:15

that stuff

00:46:15 --> 00:46:16

to

00:46:16 --> 00:46:17

be youthful.

00:46:18 --> 00:46:19

But you know someone who's 20 years old,

00:46:19 --> 00:46:20

they get that for free.

00:46:22 --> 00:46:24

They're getting that for free. Where is that

00:46:24 --> 00:46:25

from? That's from Allah.

00:46:25 --> 00:46:27

So it's not like I'm youthful or that's

00:46:27 --> 00:46:30

what youth is. No. That's what Allah gives

00:46:30 --> 00:46:30

you.

00:46:31 --> 00:46:33

That's what Allah gives you in your youth.

00:46:33 --> 00:46:34

So SubhanAllah,

00:46:34 --> 00:46:36

this is something that is worth again in

00:46:36 --> 00:46:37

their estimates

00:46:38 --> 00:46:39

$2,000,000 protocol.

00:46:41 --> 00:46:43

So when you are 20 years old and

00:46:43 --> 00:46:45

you broke you already have that.

00:46:45 --> 00:46:47

You already have this $2,000,000

00:46:47 --> 00:46:48

value.

00:46:48 --> 00:46:50

Right? Where did you get this from? You

00:46:50 --> 00:46:52

don't count it. You don't even pay attention

00:46:52 --> 00:46:54

to it. You you take it for granted.

00:46:55 --> 00:46:57

But look at these people in their fifties,

00:46:57 --> 00:46:58

they're dying for it.

00:46:59 --> 00:47:01

They're paying 2,000,000 for it.

00:47:02 --> 00:47:03

You don't have to pay anything.

00:47:03 --> 00:47:06

So you think it's just there? No. It's

00:47:06 --> 00:47:07

given by Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. Everything is

00:47:07 --> 00:47:09

purposeful here. So again that's part of al

00:47:09 --> 00:47:11

Rahman. If we were to talk about al

00:47:11 --> 00:47:11

Rahman

00:47:12 --> 00:47:13

that would take

00:47:13 --> 00:47:15

us so long. It already took took us

00:47:15 --> 00:47:18

quite a bit. But, hopefully, that just sort

00:47:18 --> 00:47:19

of opens. What we're trying to do here

00:47:19 --> 00:47:22

is open the doors for reflection.

00:47:23 --> 00:47:25

Open the doors for reflection. So engage try

00:47:25 --> 00:47:27

to engage with the Quran at this level.

00:47:27 --> 00:47:29

Try to reflect on your own life, Adhayman.

00:47:30 --> 00:47:32

Where do I see the

00:47:32 --> 00:47:34

signs and manifestations

00:47:34 --> 00:47:36

of 'Al Rahman' in my life?

00:47:37 --> 00:47:39

Just start counting your blessings.

00:47:40 --> 00:47:41

Count as many as you can.

00:47:42 --> 00:47:43

Try to count a 100

00:47:44 --> 00:47:47

and you will experience a state you probably

00:47:47 --> 00:47:49

never experienced in your life. Really, you're gonna

00:47:49 --> 00:47:50

be shocked.

00:47:51 --> 00:47:53

You're gonna be shocked because you might think,

00:47:53 --> 00:47:54

oh, I know I have millions of blessings.

00:47:54 --> 00:47:56

It's not like when you start going over

00:47:56 --> 00:47:58

a 100 of them,

00:47:58 --> 00:47:59

it shocks you.

00:48:00 --> 00:48:02

It's a different process. It's a different level

00:48:02 --> 00:48:02

of focus.

00:48:04 --> 00:48:04

And

00:48:06 --> 00:48:08

entails so many things. What is the greatest

00:48:08 --> 00:48:10

of them? Allah mentions it.

00:48:11 --> 00:48:12

Because

00:48:12 --> 00:48:14

because part of him being 'Abrahaman'

00:48:15 --> 00:48:17

he provides what's good for you.

00:48:17 --> 00:48:19

What's good for you. But not only does

00:48:19 --> 00:48:21

he provide and this is a meaning as

00:48:21 --> 00:48:23

well in, in Abrahman.

00:48:23 --> 00:48:24

So we said

00:48:24 --> 00:48:25

the the

00:48:25 --> 00:48:26

the the root means

00:48:27 --> 00:48:27

expansion,

00:48:29 --> 00:48:30

and comfort,

00:48:31 --> 00:48:32

con

00:48:32 --> 00:48:33

conduciveness,

00:48:36 --> 00:48:37

and giving you what you need,

00:48:38 --> 00:48:40

offering you what you need for optimal

00:48:40 --> 00:48:43

health, functioning, and so on and so forth

00:48:44 --> 00:48:46

in a way that is gentle and delicate.

00:48:47 --> 00:48:47

3

00:48:48 --> 00:48:49

three elements,

00:48:49 --> 00:48:51

expansion and comfort,

00:48:52 --> 00:48:53

giving you

00:48:54 --> 00:48:55

what you need, the beneficial,

00:48:56 --> 00:48:58

right, what is good for you,

00:49:00 --> 00:49:02

in a way that is gentle, compassionate,

00:49:03 --> 00:49:04

and delicate.

00:49:04 --> 00:49:07

Because there are people who might actually, you

00:49:07 --> 00:49:09

know, offer you what's what's best but in

00:49:09 --> 00:49:10

a harsh way.

00:49:11 --> 00:49:13

In a harsh way. Right? There are

00:49:13 --> 00:49:16

people who are very decisive and very strict.

00:49:17 --> 00:49:19

They weren't good for you but it's in

00:49:19 --> 00:49:20

a very harsh way.

00:49:21 --> 00:49:22

Okay? Do we call this

00:49:23 --> 00:49:27

It's conditional rahma. It's not exact rahma. Alright?

00:49:27 --> 00:49:29

Rahma generally has this feature. So Allah subhanahu

00:49:29 --> 00:49:30

wa'ala

00:49:31 --> 00:49:33

has this. He offers this offers us this.

00:49:33 --> 00:49:36

What is the first and most important feature

00:49:36 --> 00:49:37

or

00:49:37 --> 00:49:39

manifestation of this mercy of Allah?

00:49:42 --> 00:49:43

He taught humans the Quran.

00:49:44 --> 00:49:46

That's the greatest blessing of Allah Subhanahu Wa

00:49:46 --> 00:49:48

Ta'ala. The greatest sign of mercy is what

00:49:48 --> 00:49:49

Allah says

00:49:57 --> 00:50:00

It's the Quran and Al Islam or Al

00:50:00 --> 00:50:01

Islam and the Quran talking about the same

00:50:01 --> 00:50:01

thing.

00:50:04 --> 00:50:06

Say, with the bounty or the blessing of

00:50:06 --> 00:50:07

Allah

00:50:08 --> 00:50:09

and his mercy.

00:50:09 --> 00:50:12

Let them be happy. That's the reason.

00:50:12 --> 00:50:14

If you if something deserves

00:50:15 --> 00:50:17

you being happy about, happy over,

00:50:18 --> 00:50:19

it is the mercy of Allah which is

00:50:19 --> 00:50:21

in the Quran, the guidance.

00:50:22 --> 00:50:25

That's the greatest and most profound manifestation of

00:50:25 --> 00:50:26

Allah

00:50:28 --> 00:50:29

Allah. Just to know the value of the

00:50:29 --> 00:50:30

Quran.

00:50:30 --> 00:50:32

And we, we Muslims, unfortunately,

00:50:32 --> 00:50:34

for the majority I'm speaking, we don't know

00:50:34 --> 00:50:36

the value of the Quran. We don't know

00:50:36 --> 00:50:37

the value of the Quran

00:50:38 --> 00:50:40

and we don't invest in the Quran.

00:50:42 --> 00:50:43

And when scholars say,

00:50:44 --> 00:50:46

from some of the early scholars they said

00:50:46 --> 00:50:48

all of the problems of humans the solution

00:50:48 --> 00:50:49

is in the Quran.

00:50:49 --> 00:50:51

Many of us don't take this seriously. And

00:50:51 --> 00:50:53

I think, oh, maybe that's an exaggeration or

00:50:53 --> 00:50:55

maybe in their time they didn't see the

00:50:55 --> 00:50:57

problems that we have in our times. But

00:50:57 --> 00:50:59

the reality is no. They saw in their

00:50:59 --> 00:51:01

times what we don't see in our times

00:51:01 --> 00:51:03

which is the Quran. The way they engaged

00:51:03 --> 00:51:04

with it.

00:51:05 --> 00:51:07

Allah unlocked a lot of the wisdom that

00:51:07 --> 00:51:09

is that the Quran is full with

00:51:10 --> 00:51:11

because they invested in the Quran.

00:51:12 --> 00:51:14

Because they gave themselves fully to the Quran.

00:51:15 --> 00:51:17

And this is why you should always continue

00:51:17 --> 00:51:19

this struggle with the Quran, your jihad with

00:51:19 --> 00:51:21

the Quran to learn it more, to learn

00:51:21 --> 00:51:23

it more. And Allah keeps giving you, Allah

00:51:23 --> 00:51:25

keeps giving you. Allah will test you at

00:51:25 --> 00:51:27

times. It might not feel as enjoyable, it

00:51:27 --> 00:51:27

might

00:51:28 --> 00:51:30

you might feel the resistance, you might not

00:51:30 --> 00:51:31

get so much out of it. But if

00:51:31 --> 00:51:34

you continue and persist eventually things start to

00:51:34 --> 00:51:35

open up

00:51:36 --> 00:51:38

And you won't believe what opens up.

00:51:39 --> 00:51:41

And then you think, oh, like nothing could

00:51:41 --> 00:51:43

be better than that. But eventually, if you

00:51:43 --> 00:51:43

continue

00:51:44 --> 00:51:46

more and more of these blessings will appear.

00:51:47 --> 00:51:49

And as you go deeper you know the

00:51:49 --> 00:51:51

quality of the blessings and the magnitude

00:51:52 --> 00:51:53

grows bigger and

00:51:54 --> 00:51:54

bigger.

00:51:55 --> 00:51:56

That's with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

00:51:57 --> 00:51:58

Allah is Al Kareem and He is a

00:51:58 --> 00:51:59

Shakoor.

00:52:00 --> 00:52:02

Allah is grateful, thankful, Allah rewards, Allah pays

00:52:02 --> 00:52:04

back, Allah gives you back more than what

00:52:04 --> 00:52:05

you put in

00:52:06 --> 00:52:08

and Allah is Kareem, generous from himself. So

00:52:08 --> 00:52:10

invest in the Quran And

00:52:10 --> 00:52:12

people say, oh what about these problems, these

00:52:12 --> 00:52:16

problems, political problems, psychological problems, social problems, solution

00:52:16 --> 00:52:17

and then it's in the Quran.

00:52:18 --> 00:52:20

And oftentimes the solution wipes out the problem

00:52:20 --> 00:52:21

from its roots.

00:52:23 --> 00:52:25

That you don't need to deal with these

00:52:25 --> 00:52:26

problems. You don't need to go into the

00:52:26 --> 00:52:28

rabbit hole of this problem and all of

00:52:28 --> 00:52:29

its details.

00:52:30 --> 00:52:32

From the get go there's no need for

00:52:32 --> 00:52:33

this whole phenomenon.

00:52:34 --> 00:52:36

You can outrude it completely.

00:52:36 --> 00:52:37

So

00:52:39 --> 00:52:39

the,

00:52:41 --> 00:52:43

subhanAllah, it was narrated for many of the

00:52:43 --> 00:52:45

early generations that that they would say, ask

00:52:45 --> 00:52:47

me any question about anything and I will

00:52:47 --> 00:52:48

get you the answer from the Quran.

00:52:49 --> 00:52:51

About anything and I will get you the

00:52:51 --> 00:52:52

answer from the Quran.

00:52:54 --> 00:52:56

They reach that level, you know. They would

00:52:56 --> 00:52:58

they would enjoy reading the Quran as those,

00:52:58 --> 00:53:00

you know those who you find them on

00:53:00 --> 00:53:03

on the subway, they always have this novel

00:53:03 --> 00:53:04

and they're reading and they can't take like

00:53:04 --> 00:53:07

these bookworms, they can't take their eyes off

00:53:07 --> 00:53:07

their book. Right?

00:53:08 --> 00:53:10

And everywhere, like when you travel

00:53:10 --> 00:53:12

at the airport wherever they are, they're standing

00:53:12 --> 00:53:14

in the line and they're reading. They can't

00:53:14 --> 00:53:15

take their eyes off. Right?

00:53:15 --> 00:53:17

They're so immersed in this.

00:53:18 --> 00:53:20

When you read about the early generations, this

00:53:20 --> 00:53:21

is how they were with the Quran. It

00:53:21 --> 00:53:22

was so enjoyable.

00:53:24 --> 00:53:25

It pulled them in.

00:53:26 --> 00:53:28

It was enjoyable. It was meaningful. It's not

00:53:28 --> 00:53:30

like they were forcing themselves to it. We

00:53:30 --> 00:53:31

force ourselves. Yes. Why?

00:53:32 --> 00:53:32

Because as,

00:53:33 --> 00:53:35

Uthman radiAllahu anhu said,

00:53:43 --> 00:53:44

Had your hearts

00:53:44 --> 00:53:45

been healthy,

00:53:46 --> 00:53:48

they would not get enough of the Quran.

00:53:50 --> 00:53:51

So what holds you back from the Quran?

00:53:51 --> 00:53:53

The corruption in our hearts.

00:53:53 --> 00:53:55

It holds us back from the Quran. It

00:53:55 --> 00:53:57

holds us back from enjoying the Quran. Many

00:53:57 --> 00:53:58

people say when I read the Quran does

00:53:58 --> 00:54:00

it make sense? Or it jumps from one

00:54:00 --> 00:54:02

topic to the other. No, that's the disease

00:54:02 --> 00:54:03

in your heart.

00:54:04 --> 00:54:06

That's the disease in your heart. The Quran

00:54:06 --> 00:54:07

flows perfectly.

00:54:08 --> 00:54:09

And it makes so much sense.

00:54:11 --> 00:54:13

It makes so much sense. And it's very

00:54:13 --> 00:54:15

enjoyable people say, oh, I I find it

00:54:15 --> 00:54:17

hard. I have to force myself. I have

00:54:17 --> 00:54:18

to develop this discipline.

00:54:18 --> 00:54:21

Well, yes, you're working with trying to push

00:54:21 --> 00:54:23

against the resistance that is in you, that

00:54:23 --> 00:54:25

comes from the corruption that is in the

00:54:25 --> 00:54:25

heart.

00:54:27 --> 00:54:29

But the the purer, the more the healthier

00:54:29 --> 00:54:31

your heart is, the more enjoyable

00:54:33 --> 00:54:34

the experience with the Quran is, the more

00:54:34 --> 00:54:37

meaningful, the more rewarding in every sense.

00:54:38 --> 00:54:40

And I've seen people who live in our

00:54:40 --> 00:54:40

time.

00:54:41 --> 00:54:42

I know people who,

00:54:43 --> 00:54:45

at least I know one person who used

00:54:45 --> 00:54:46

to pray, who used

00:54:46 --> 00:54:48

to he he now he moved, but he

00:54:48 --> 00:54:49

used to be in this community.

00:54:50 --> 00:54:51

And I remember him.

00:54:52 --> 00:54:53

And if you if you saw this person,

00:54:53 --> 00:54:56

you wouldn't think there's anything special about this

00:54:56 --> 00:54:56

person.

00:54:57 --> 00:54:59

And every time I see him with this

00:54:59 --> 00:55:01

small musshaf, like every time.

00:55:01 --> 00:55:03

All the time.

00:55:03 --> 00:55:04

All the time.

00:55:04 --> 00:55:06

And one day he actually says to me

00:55:06 --> 00:55:08

that some some of his friends said that

00:55:08 --> 00:55:09

you shouldn't be doing this.

00:55:10 --> 00:55:11

I said,

00:55:11 --> 00:55:13

like what they're talking about.

00:55:13 --> 00:55:15

He said, I can't leave the Quran.

00:55:16 --> 00:55:17

I can't leave it. And this is a

00:55:17 --> 00:55:19

software engineer who works full time by the

00:55:19 --> 00:55:21

way. Like he's doing his job. He's doing

00:55:21 --> 00:55:23

his work. And he has a family. He

00:55:23 --> 00:55:24

provides for his family.

00:55:25 --> 00:55:27

But like he can't wait for the moment

00:55:27 --> 00:55:29

to pull his mushaft out of his pocket

00:55:29 --> 00:55:31

and just keep reading, keep reading, keep reading.

00:55:31 --> 00:55:33

He's not forcing himself.

00:55:33 --> 00:55:36

He forces himself to put the Quran down

00:55:36 --> 00:55:37

many times.

00:55:38 --> 00:55:41

So his his friends were because he finishes

00:55:41 --> 00:55:43

his salah and he reads Ayatul Kursi

00:55:44 --> 00:55:46

and then he opens his mushaf. So they

00:55:46 --> 00:55:48

said you should say the adkar.

00:55:49 --> 00:55:50

He said, I don't know. I just keep

00:55:50 --> 00:55:52

reading. I can't stop reading the Quran.

00:55:54 --> 00:55:55

I said, I don't know but at least

00:55:55 --> 00:55:58

read Ayatul Kursi, the last 3 Surahs of

00:55:58 --> 00:56:00

the Quran say SubhanAllah

00:56:00 --> 00:56:03

10 times Alhamdulillah 10 times Allahabad 10 times

00:56:04 --> 00:56:06

Was it gonna take you 3, 4 minutes?

00:56:06 --> 00:56:07

And then go back to the

00:56:08 --> 00:56:10

Quran. So that's a person like

00:56:11 --> 00:56:13

a real person who lived here in this

00:56:13 --> 00:56:14

community

00:56:15 --> 00:56:16

And not an older person.

00:56:17 --> 00:56:18

Middle age person.

00:56:19 --> 00:56:20

So it's possible.

00:56:20 --> 00:56:22

Just ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. Many people

00:56:22 --> 00:56:23

say how how do I love the Quran?

00:56:24 --> 00:56:27

We always you know that we're we're thinking

00:56:27 --> 00:56:29

in these modern times. It's all about techniques.

00:56:29 --> 00:56:31

It's all about hacking stuff.

00:56:32 --> 00:56:34

It's not. It's not. Just go to Allah.

00:56:36 --> 00:56:38

Ask Allah. Beg Allah. Cry out to Allah.

00:56:38 --> 00:56:41

Make dua. You know the famous hadith of

00:56:41 --> 00:56:42

the prophet

00:57:14 --> 00:57:17

Any believer who is tested by sadness, fear

00:57:18 --> 00:57:18

or stress,

00:57:19 --> 00:57:20

they turn to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and

00:57:20 --> 00:57:23

say, 'Allah, I am your servant, your slave,

00:57:23 --> 00:57:25

and my parents are your slaves.'

00:57:33 --> 00:57:35

My forehead is in your hand.

00:57:36 --> 00:57:40

Your judgment, your qadr is is is justice

00:57:40 --> 00:57:42

and fair. Then you ask Allah to make

00:57:42 --> 00:57:44

the Quran the light of your heart.

00:57:44 --> 00:57:45

Right?

00:57:46 --> 00:57:46

And,

00:57:47 --> 00:57:48

or the

00:57:53 --> 00:57:56

Anyways, just the Quran, the light and the

00:57:56 --> 00:57:58

the showers, the rain showers for my heart

00:57:58 --> 00:57:59

and my chest.

00:57:59 --> 00:58:02

So make this dua repeatedly, ask Allah

00:58:02 --> 00:58:04

for that. And then Allah will open the

00:58:04 --> 00:58:06

Quran for you. Allah is generous.

00:58:07 --> 00:58:09

So as simple as this. So

00:58:10 --> 00:58:13

The greatest manifestation of Allah's Mercy and that's

00:58:13 --> 00:58:15

the most important thing. Why? Because the Quran

00:58:16 --> 00:58:16

is the tool

00:58:17 --> 00:58:19

that takes you to the Quran. We said

00:58:19 --> 00:58:20

this is as the prophet said

00:58:26 --> 00:58:27

that The Quran is a rope.

00:58:28 --> 00:58:30

It's a rope. One end is in the

00:58:30 --> 00:58:32

hands of Allah and one end is in

00:58:32 --> 00:58:33

your hands.

00:58:33 --> 00:58:34

That leads you to Allah.

00:58:35 --> 00:58:37

Leads you to Allah. That's the Quran.

00:58:38 --> 00:58:40

Stop searching for this or for that, for

00:58:40 --> 00:58:42

trends and all of that stuff. That doesn't

00:58:42 --> 00:58:43

help you.

00:58:44 --> 00:58:44

You

00:58:45 --> 00:58:46

know, all of these, you know,

00:58:48 --> 00:58:48

you

00:58:49 --> 00:58:50

know,

00:58:50 --> 00:58:53

short lived fads that pop up and leave,

00:58:54 --> 00:58:57

Just copying of non Muslim stuff. Whatever, you

00:58:57 --> 00:59:00

know, whatever is popular there. The same trends,

00:59:00 --> 00:59:02

boil them into Islam and then make them

00:59:02 --> 00:59:05

look Islamic and call them names like, oh,

00:59:05 --> 00:59:08

you're alpha Muslim and whatever like,

00:59:09 --> 00:59:10

healthy,

00:59:10 --> 00:59:13

whatever like healthy, hard, and wealthy.

00:59:14 --> 00:59:17

I don't know. Or right righteous and, and

00:59:17 --> 00:59:19

and rich and stuff like that. This is

00:59:19 --> 00:59:21

worship of the Dunia wallahi.

00:59:21 --> 00:59:24

This borders hypocrisy more than the religion of

00:59:24 --> 00:59:24

Islam.

00:59:25 --> 00:59:26

It takes complete

00:59:26 --> 00:59:27

non Muslim

00:59:29 --> 00:59:29

capitalistic

00:59:30 --> 00:59:30

values,

00:59:33 --> 00:59:33

takes them

00:59:34 --> 00:59:35

with all of the,

00:59:36 --> 00:59:38

the rotten stuff that is in them.

00:59:39 --> 00:59:41

Person even does not distinguish that. They bring

00:59:41 --> 00:59:43

them and they offer them to the Muslims.

00:59:43 --> 00:59:45

They just put a Muslim twist on them.

00:59:46 --> 00:59:49

Change the packaging outside. That's it.

00:59:49 --> 00:59:51

And they start to say this is Islamic.

00:59:54 --> 00:59:56

This is like it's now you're messing with

00:59:56 --> 00:59:58

the religion of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. Islam

00:59:58 --> 01:00:00

has its way of looking at wealth, has

01:00:00 --> 01:00:01

its way of looking at,

01:00:02 --> 01:00:03

being a man or being a woman or

01:00:03 --> 01:00:05

being and it doesn't come from the same

01:00:05 --> 01:00:08

principles as those people that you borrow this

01:00:08 --> 01:00:09

stuff from in the west.

01:00:10 --> 01:00:12

It has completely different foundations

01:00:13 --> 01:00:15

that keeps it keeps it in the right

01:00:15 --> 01:00:17

balance. And balancing it is not a matter

01:00:17 --> 01:00:18

of degree

01:00:19 --> 01:00:20

is not a matter of degree or how

01:00:20 --> 01:00:22

far I go with this. No. It's the

01:00:22 --> 01:00:24

whole thing is based on rotten roots.

01:00:27 --> 01:00:29

So the whole thing is like the substance

01:00:29 --> 01:00:31

is different. So just be careful with this

01:00:31 --> 01:00:31

stuff.

01:00:40 --> 01:00:42

Okay. Some some some of the verses will

01:00:42 --> 01:00:44

just move quickly over them.

01:00:45 --> 01:00:48

And what that means, Allah created you. So

01:00:48 --> 01:00:49

your story comes from Allah.

01:00:50 --> 01:00:52

Your whole story comes from Allah subhanahu wa

01:00:52 --> 01:00:53

ta'ala.

01:00:53 --> 01:00:56

Allah created you like from non creation in

01:00:56 --> 01:00:57

the Arabic language

01:00:58 --> 01:00:59

has two meanings.

01:01:04 --> 01:01:05

Which means

01:01:05 --> 01:01:07

which coincides with Al Ibadah.

01:01:11 --> 01:01:12

Right? And

01:01:16 --> 01:01:19

To bring something from nothing from nothingness into

01:01:19 --> 01:01:19

existence.

01:01:20 --> 01:01:22

That's al Khalk. That's the original meaning of

01:01:22 --> 01:01:23

al Khalk. And

01:01:24 --> 01:01:26

this is only Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. This

01:01:26 --> 01:01:28

is why at the end of surat,

01:01:28 --> 01:01:29

al Hajj for example.

01:01:37 --> 01:01:38

Or humanity

01:01:39 --> 01:01:42

parable or an analogy has been put forth

01:01:42 --> 01:01:43

for you.

01:01:44 --> 01:01:46

Those that you worship besides Allah

01:01:47 --> 01:01:49

If or even if they gather all of

01:01:49 --> 01:01:51

their resources they won't be able to create

01:01:51 --> 01:01:52

what?

01:01:53 --> 01:01:53

A fly,

01:01:54 --> 01:01:56

a small insect. They won't be able to

01:01:56 --> 01:01:57

even if all of them gather, you know,

01:01:57 --> 01:02:00

to help each other. Somebody says, Oh now

01:02:00 --> 01:02:02

they're creating robots and all of that stuff.

01:02:02 --> 01:02:04

They didn't create, that's not the original meaning

01:02:04 --> 01:02:05

of halk.

01:02:07 --> 01:02:08

Now this meaning is borrowed

01:02:10 --> 01:02:10

with

01:02:11 --> 01:02:12

some conditions

01:02:13 --> 01:02:15

Keeping in mind that this is not real

01:02:15 --> 01:02:16

origination.

01:02:17 --> 01:02:18

What is this?

01:02:18 --> 01:02:21

Changing something from one shape to

01:02:21 --> 01:02:24

changing raw material, processing it into a final

01:02:24 --> 01:02:26

product is called This is what Allah says.

01:02:28 --> 01:02:30

Blessed be Allah, glorified

01:02:31 --> 01:02:33

be Allah who is the best of creators.

01:02:33 --> 01:02:36

Because Allah originates and he also transforms.

01:02:37 --> 01:02:38

So that transformation,

01:02:38 --> 01:02:39

this processing,

01:02:39 --> 01:02:42

this production process is also called khalah but

01:02:42 --> 01:02:43

it's not the original meaning.

01:02:43 --> 01:02:45

So when Allah says

01:02:45 --> 01:02:47

no one will be able to create not

01:02:47 --> 01:02:48

even

01:02:48 --> 01:02:49

a fly.

01:02:50 --> 01:02:52

Of course because you can't bring

01:02:53 --> 01:02:54

something from nothing.

01:02:55 --> 01:02:56

Don't use Allah's creation.

01:02:57 --> 01:02:59

Get your own raw materials. Bring them from

01:02:59 --> 01:03:01

nothing. You can't. That's a simple thing. A

01:03:01 --> 01:03:02

very simple thing.

01:03:02 --> 01:03:05

But changing, humans have always been creating things,

01:03:05 --> 01:03:07

have always in that sense, have always been

01:03:07 --> 01:03:07

manufacturing

01:03:08 --> 01:03:08

things,

01:03:09 --> 01:03:11

have always been doing things.

01:03:12 --> 01:03:13

So there's nothing new.

01:03:14 --> 01:03:17

Maybe the technology, the type of technology, maybe

01:03:17 --> 01:03:19

the extent of the technology. But that's fine.

01:03:19 --> 01:03:21

But all of that again is inspiration.

01:03:22 --> 01:03:23

That knowledge Allah says

01:03:25 --> 01:03:26

but we will come to the

01:03:27 --> 01:03:28

So Allah

01:03:29 --> 01:03:32

So Allah created you. Allah originated. He brought

01:03:32 --> 01:03:34

you from nothing. And when Allah does something,

01:03:34 --> 01:03:35

there is purpose.

01:03:35 --> 01:03:37

Because Allah is.

01:03:38 --> 01:03:38

Allah is.

01:03:39 --> 01:03:41

So there is purpose. So when Allah created

01:03:41 --> 01:03:43

you, it's not like He just randomly created

01:03:43 --> 01:03:46

you or He created you without a plan

01:03:46 --> 01:03:48

or He just created you for fun.

01:03:48 --> 01:03:50

Cause Allah answers these questions in the Quran.

01:03:54 --> 01:03:55

We didn't create them for fun.

01:03:59 --> 01:04:01

Allah created us for what? There is a

01:04:01 --> 01:04:02

noble purpose.

01:04:03 --> 01:04:04

Serious

01:04:04 --> 01:04:06

purpose. So Allah created us for that. He

01:04:06 --> 01:04:09

brought us from non existence into existence.

01:04:12 --> 01:04:14

And where did Allah create us from? We

01:04:14 --> 01:04:15

are a transformation.

01:04:15 --> 01:04:16

From what?

01:04:17 --> 01:04:19

From mud. From dirt.

01:04:20 --> 01:04:21

From dirt.

01:04:21 --> 01:04:23

But look at the creation of Allah subhanahu

01:04:23 --> 01:04:24

wa ta'ala.

01:04:25 --> 01:04:27

From dirt then you have this very

01:04:28 --> 01:04:28

complex

01:04:29 --> 01:04:29

creature,

01:04:29 --> 01:04:30

humans.

01:04:34 --> 01:04:36

So Allah owns you, he created you. He

01:04:36 --> 01:04:38

owns you and He owns your story.

01:04:39 --> 01:04:40

He owns your story. There is a big

01:04:40 --> 01:04:43

emphasis in our times on 'I' and 'my'.

01:04:43 --> 01:04:44

My life,

01:04:44 --> 01:04:45

my story,

01:04:46 --> 01:04:46

my body,

01:04:47 --> 01:04:48

my language,

01:04:49 --> 01:04:49

my looks.

01:04:50 --> 01:04:51

Right?

01:04:51 --> 01:04:53

You have no my, you have no I

01:04:54 --> 01:04:54

in reality.

01:04:55 --> 01:04:56

That's a borrowed I.

01:04:57 --> 01:04:59

So when you say I have that in

01:04:59 --> 01:04:59

the background.

01:05:00 --> 01:05:03

The extension of the file that you call

01:05:03 --> 01:05:03

eye

01:05:04 --> 01:05:06

is not EXE, it's

01:05:07 --> 01:05:08

belongs to Allah.

01:05:09 --> 01:05:11

You belong to Allah. Your eye, there's no

01:05:11 --> 01:05:12

eye, it's a borrowed eye, it's not a

01:05:12 --> 01:05:13

real eye.

01:05:14 --> 01:05:17

So don't say I and my. Be careful

01:05:17 --> 01:05:18

when you say these things.

01:05:19 --> 01:05:21

Be careful because you belong to Allah.

01:05:22 --> 01:05:23

Allah originated you.

01:05:24 --> 01:05:24

He created

01:05:25 --> 01:05:28

you. He provided you with this creation. He

01:05:28 --> 01:05:30

owns you. He owns your story.

01:05:31 --> 01:05:32

He owns your life.

01:05:33 --> 01:05:34

He owns your resources.

01:05:35 --> 01:05:37

He owns your senses. He owns your thoughts.

01:05:38 --> 01:05:39

He owns your feelings.

01:05:40 --> 01:05:42

He owns all of that.

01:05:43 --> 01:05:43

Everything

01:05:44 --> 01:05:46

about you belongs to

01:05:50 --> 01:05:50

Allah.

01:05:53 --> 01:05:55

But it's not like Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

01:05:55 --> 01:05:56

again, you might feel helpless.

01:05:58 --> 01:06:00

Oh, you know what? That's like a dismal

01:06:00 --> 01:06:01

state of reality.

01:06:02 --> 01:06:03

On the contrary.

01:06:05 --> 01:06:07

Why? Because if you're thinking like this, you

01:06:07 --> 01:06:09

already forgot the first verse. Arrahman.

01:06:10 --> 01:06:12

You forgot Arrahman.

01:06:13 --> 01:06:14

When Arrahman

01:06:14 --> 01:06:15

is your owner,

01:06:15 --> 01:06:16

Arrahman

01:06:17 --> 01:06:18

is the one who takes care of your

01:06:18 --> 01:06:19

affairs,

01:06:20 --> 01:06:21

is the one who runs the show,

01:06:22 --> 01:06:23

is the one who owns you and everything

01:06:23 --> 01:06:25

that you call mine.

01:06:27 --> 01:06:28

What could be better than that? It's a

01:06:28 --> 01:06:29

rahman.

01:06:30 --> 01:06:32

It's a rahman. And the prophet sallallahu alaihi

01:06:32 --> 01:06:33

wa sallam, you know the famous hadith

01:06:34 --> 01:06:36

where there was a woman in the captives

01:06:37 --> 01:06:39

and she was running around.

01:06:44 --> 01:06:45

She was frantically

01:06:45 --> 01:06:48

searching for her child, for her baby. As

01:06:48 --> 01:06:50

soon as she found her baby, she held

01:06:50 --> 01:06:52

them tight and started nursing him.

01:06:53 --> 01:06:55

Obviously, that was a scene. So the prophet

01:06:55 --> 01:06:56

sallallahu alaihi wa sallam tends the companions, he

01:06:56 --> 01:06:58

seizes the moments, he says to the companions,

01:07:05 --> 01:07:07

Do you ever think that this woman would

01:07:07 --> 01:07:10

throw her or let, like, let her child

01:07:11 --> 01:07:12

be thrown in the fire.

01:07:13 --> 01:07:14

I said no.

01:07:19 --> 01:07:21

Allah has more rahma

01:07:22 --> 01:07:23

to

01:07:27 --> 01:07:29

Allah has more Rahmah to his servants,

01:07:30 --> 01:07:30

to

01:07:31 --> 01:07:33

humans, than this woman has to her baby.

01:07:36 --> 01:07:37

That's our

01:07:40 --> 01:07:42

So when Allah runs there first, that should

01:07:42 --> 01:07:44

put your heart to rest. This is why,

01:07:47 --> 01:07:50

Those who believe, have believed in Allah,

01:07:50 --> 01:07:52

their hearts feel at peace.

01:07:53 --> 01:07:55

And when Allah is mentioned, because that's a

01:07:55 --> 01:07:55

reassurance.

01:07:56 --> 01:07:57

There's no guarantee better than that.

01:07:58 --> 01:08:00

That Allah runs there first that I belong

01:08:00 --> 01:08:00

to Allah.

01:08:01 --> 01:08:02

Everything belongs to Allah.

01:08:02 --> 01:08:04

Everything is going to return to Allah.

01:08:06 --> 01:08:08

You have nothing really, you have nothing to

01:08:08 --> 01:08:09

worry about.

01:08:09 --> 01:08:11

If Allah runs everything, you have nothing to

01:08:11 --> 01:08:13

worry about. Just carry the responsibility

01:08:14 --> 01:08:16

that He entrusted you with.

01:08:20 --> 01:08:21

Allah taught

01:08:21 --> 01:08:22

humans what

01:08:23 --> 01:08:24

and this means inspired them.

01:08:25 --> 01:08:27

So how does Allah teach?

01:08:28 --> 01:08:30

How does Allah teach humans?

01:08:32 --> 01:08:35

Again, oftentimes what we think about is academic

01:08:35 --> 01:08:35

education.

01:08:35 --> 01:08:37

This is why when parents want to educate

01:08:37 --> 01:08:40

their children which is a big mistake that

01:08:40 --> 01:08:43

parents do. How do I teach my kid

01:08:43 --> 01:08:44

to be honest

01:08:44 --> 01:08:45

and truthful?

01:08:48 --> 01:08:51

Is there a book? Is there a course?

01:08:51 --> 01:08:53

Yes, parents ask for that.

01:08:54 --> 01:08:55

They ask for this.

01:08:56 --> 01:08:58

And that's the problem. Why? Because we are

01:08:58 --> 01:08:59

so programmed,

01:08:59 --> 01:09:02

you know, that education is what courses,

01:09:03 --> 01:09:04

is lecturing,

01:09:05 --> 01:09:06

is talk, right?

01:09:07 --> 01:09:08

No, this is one mode of learning.

01:09:09 --> 01:09:11

This is just one mode of learning,

01:09:11 --> 01:09:13

But there are other modes of learning.

01:09:15 --> 01:09:17

So the best way to teach us to

01:09:17 --> 01:09:19

answer this question the best way to teach

01:09:19 --> 01:09:20

your child to be honest is to be

01:09:20 --> 01:09:21

honest yourself.

01:09:22 --> 01:09:24

Being when you are honest, you don't have

01:09:24 --> 01:09:26

to worry about teaching your child to be

01:09:26 --> 01:09:27

honest.

01:09:30 --> 01:09:33

And the environment you put them in you

01:09:33 --> 01:09:34

expose them to

01:09:34 --> 01:09:36

because they're just going to pick up stuff

01:09:36 --> 01:09:37

from the environment.

01:09:37 --> 01:09:39

So put them in an environment where there

01:09:39 --> 01:09:39

are liars

01:09:40 --> 01:09:43

and there are dishonest people, immoral people and

01:09:43 --> 01:09:45

say how can I teach my kid to

01:09:45 --> 01:09:45

be moral?'

01:09:46 --> 01:09:49

You're already teaching them to be immoral? That's

01:09:49 --> 01:09:49

an active

01:09:50 --> 01:09:50

process.

01:09:51 --> 01:09:53

When you put the child in an environment

01:09:53 --> 01:09:55

you are giving them one of the most

01:09:55 --> 01:09:58

powerful tools of influence and you know teaching

01:09:58 --> 01:09:59

teaching like

01:10:00 --> 01:10:01

modes.

01:10:02 --> 01:10:03

That's what they're gonna learn. So this is

01:10:03 --> 01:10:06

why when someone like have their kids in

01:10:06 --> 01:10:08

for so many years in a very bad

01:10:08 --> 01:10:10

environment then they say, oh, what's wrong?

01:10:12 --> 01:10:14

No. Sorry. What's wrong with you?

01:10:15 --> 01:10:17

It's not what wrong because that's the that's

01:10:17 --> 01:10:19

the only logical conclusion.

01:10:20 --> 01:10:22

It could like if it if it turned

01:10:22 --> 01:10:23

out to be otherwise

01:10:23 --> 01:10:25

I would say, 'Okay. Now what's wrong with

01:10:25 --> 01:10:26

the situation?'

01:10:27 --> 01:10:27

There's something.

01:10:28 --> 01:10:29

There is something.

01:10:30 --> 01:10:32

But the rule is when you put a

01:10:32 --> 01:10:33

child in that kind of environment,

01:10:34 --> 01:10:37

they're just gonna they're going to swallow that.

01:10:37 --> 01:10:40

They're going to absorb most of this.

01:10:40 --> 01:10:42

Obviously, there are other factors, but we are

01:10:42 --> 01:10:44

just highlighting this factor and which is

01:10:45 --> 01:10:46

the most powerful by the way.

01:10:47 --> 01:10:48

The most powerful. Where you put your child

01:10:48 --> 01:10:50

that's what your child is going to learn.

01:10:50 --> 01:10:52

You want to know how your child is

01:10:52 --> 01:10:53

going to look like? Look at the environment.

01:10:53 --> 01:10:54

How does it look like? That's what your

01:10:54 --> 01:10:56

child is going to be.

01:10:58 --> 01:11:01

So that's so that's teaching by exposure.

01:11:01 --> 01:11:04

That's a very powerful principle of learning.

01:11:04 --> 01:11:05

Exposure.

01:11:06 --> 01:11:08

Exposure. You know, when when you rub off

01:11:08 --> 01:11:09

shoulders with whatever,

01:11:11 --> 01:11:12

any kind of environment,

01:11:12 --> 01:11:13

it rubs off on you.

01:11:15 --> 01:11:15

That's it.

01:11:18 --> 01:11:19

So Allah

01:11:20 --> 01:11:21

teaches through inspiration.

01:11:22 --> 01:11:24

Well, what they say now genetics,

01:11:25 --> 01:11:26

That's instructions.

01:11:27 --> 01:11:28

That's instructions, instincts.

01:11:29 --> 01:11:31

This is education from Allah

01:11:31 --> 01:11:33

Some things are embedded in you. It's called

01:11:33 --> 01:11:35

the scholars, the Muslim scholars again. They took

01:11:35 --> 01:11:37

this from the philosophers but again because it

01:11:37 --> 01:11:37

became

01:11:38 --> 01:11:40

the standard language in some areas. They called

01:11:40 --> 01:11:41

it

01:11:42 --> 01:11:43

necessary knowledge

01:11:43 --> 01:11:45

like all humans have.

01:11:45 --> 01:11:46

You're born with it.

01:11:46 --> 01:11:49

Or at some stage it sort of

01:11:49 --> 01:11:52

like unlocks, it becomes available in you.

01:11:53 --> 01:11:55

1 +1 equals 2 is not something you

01:11:55 --> 01:11:56

have to learn.

01:11:58 --> 01:11:59

You know this.

01:12:00 --> 01:12:03

You know this. You figure without anyone teaching

01:12:03 --> 01:12:05

you this, you know, you understand it.

01:12:06 --> 01:12:07

It just makes sense.

01:12:08 --> 01:12:12

So Allah teaches humans through so many ways.

01:12:12 --> 01:12:14

There are so many ways of of teaching.

01:12:14 --> 01:12:16

Some some of the ways of teaching is

01:12:16 --> 01:12:16

hardship.

01:12:18 --> 01:12:20

Hardship, you know teaches humans a lot of

01:12:20 --> 01:12:22

lessons that cannot be learned at times of

01:12:22 --> 01:12:23

ease.

01:12:24 --> 01:12:27

So sometimes people wonder why does Allah, you

01:12:27 --> 01:12:28

know, allow me to go through all of

01:12:28 --> 01:12:30

this. Allah is teaching you something and Allah

01:12:30 --> 01:12:33

is as the scholars say Allah is generous.

01:12:33 --> 01:12:36

If he takes something from you, he must

01:12:36 --> 01:12:38

have given you something

01:12:39 --> 01:12:41

greater. So when someone says,

01:12:41 --> 01:12:43

you know, why is this happening to me?

01:12:43 --> 01:12:45

Why did I lose this?'

01:12:46 --> 01:12:47

You know, you're missing something.

01:12:48 --> 01:12:50

There is something that Allah gave you.

01:12:51 --> 01:12:53

There's something that Allah gave you but you're

01:12:53 --> 01:12:54

not seeing it.

01:12:55 --> 01:12:57

You're not seeing it. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

01:12:57 --> 01:12:59

took Yusuf alaihi salam from Yaqub. What did

01:12:59 --> 01:13:00

He give Yaqub?

01:13:01 --> 01:13:03

He gave Yaqub Sabran Jameel.

01:13:04 --> 01:13:05

Which is actually

01:13:05 --> 01:13:07

in this life and in the next it

01:13:07 --> 01:13:09

turns out to be better for Yaqub

01:13:10 --> 01:13:11

than having his son with him.

01:13:12 --> 01:13:14

Because that's what Allah rewards for immensely.

01:13:16 --> 01:13:18

Allah could give you something from this dunya,

01:13:19 --> 01:13:20

could give you something for the akhir, but

01:13:20 --> 01:13:23

Allah always give you Allah does not take

01:13:23 --> 01:13:26

something unless he gives something greater. Rule.

01:13:26 --> 01:13:28

That's a rule. And if you don't see

01:13:28 --> 01:13:30

it you're not looking in the right place.

01:13:31 --> 01:13:33

There's no way with Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

01:13:33 --> 01:13:34

no way Allah takes without giving.

01:13:36 --> 01:13:37

No way.

01:13:41 --> 01:13:43

And look at everything. Story of Musa 'alayhi

01:13:43 --> 01:13:45

salam, the story of Prophet Muhammad alayhis salam.

01:13:45 --> 01:13:47

All the stories that you know about.

01:13:48 --> 01:13:49

Anytime Allah takes, He gives.

01:13:50 --> 01:13:52

But it's just about whether you notice or

01:13:52 --> 01:13:53

not. And

01:13:55 --> 01:13:56

that's a very powerful one.

01:13:57 --> 01:13:57

And,

01:13:58 --> 01:14:00

I think we'll just start with it and

01:14:00 --> 01:14:01

stop there

01:14:02 --> 01:14:05

and then continue. The introduction this introduction of

01:14:05 --> 01:14:07

the Surah is gonna probably take us

01:14:08 --> 01:14:09

this Friday and next Friday.

01:14:10 --> 01:14:11

But inshallah after that,

01:14:12 --> 01:14:14

we move at a faster pace.

01:14:16 --> 01:14:17

But just because the,

01:14:17 --> 01:14:20

this part of the surah is so profound

01:14:20 --> 01:14:21

there are so many things and we need

01:14:21 --> 01:14:23

to reflect on them. We need to unpack

01:14:23 --> 01:14:24

some of them.

01:14:27 --> 01:14:29

What is it translated there? Can you just

01:14:29 --> 01:14:31

sort of mention this again?

01:14:32 --> 01:14:33

How is it translated?

01:14:40 --> 01:14:40

Speech?

01:14:41 --> 01:14:42

Okay.

01:14:44 --> 01:14:45

So it says speech.

01:14:46 --> 01:14:48

Al Bayan in the Arabic language

01:14:49 --> 01:14:50

it comes

01:14:51 --> 01:14:51

from

01:14:52 --> 01:14:54

Okay, I don't want to go into the

01:14:55 --> 01:14:58

intricacies of the root but what that means

01:14:58 --> 01:14:59

to unpack

01:15:00 --> 01:15:02

things and make them clear

01:15:02 --> 01:15:04

so they are understood.

01:15:06 --> 01:15:07

This is what

01:15:09 --> 01:15:10

for example,

01:15:11 --> 01:15:11

or

01:15:12 --> 01:15:14

is to separate things.

01:15:15 --> 01:15:16

Pull them apart.

01:15:20 --> 01:15:20

Al Bayan

01:15:22 --> 01:15:25

is to clarify and make

01:15:26 --> 01:15:27

to elucidate,

01:15:27 --> 01:15:30

to make things clear and obvious

01:15:31 --> 01:15:31

and

01:15:33 --> 01:15:36

comprehensible. Is that the word? Comprehensible?

01:15:36 --> 01:15:38

Comprehensible. Yeah. Comprehensible.

01:15:39 --> 01:15:40

They are easily understood.

01:15:41 --> 01:15:42

That's in Bayan.

01:17:57 --> 01:17:57

Right?

01:17:58 --> 01:18:00

Referring to the standard proper Arab.

01:18:01 --> 01:18:02

What's a

01:18:02 --> 01:18:05

Fusha have? Sorry. Al Bayan with Fasa?

01:18:17 --> 01:18:17

Okay.

01:18:18 --> 01:18:19

Get us somewhere.

01:18:20 --> 01:18:21

Go ahead.

01:18:25 --> 01:18:27

Okay. Translated as eloquence. Yes.

01:18:28 --> 01:18:28

As eloquence.

01:18:31 --> 01:18:33

So it's being at a higher level of.

01:20:49 --> 01:20:51

I read a few years ago about

01:20:51 --> 01:20:53

facial expressions and,

01:20:55 --> 01:20:56

yeah, they were studying emotions.

01:20:57 --> 01:20:58

Don't like some

01:20:58 --> 01:20:59

*.

01:20:59 --> 01:21:02

Emotions and facial expressions of emotions. And they

01:21:02 --> 01:21:05

found this in the in South America,

01:21:06 --> 01:21:08

a tribe in the sixties. They found a

01:21:08 --> 01:21:11

tribe who never came in touch

01:21:12 --> 01:21:13

with modern civilization.

01:21:13 --> 01:21:16

They've been living by themselves for centuries.

01:21:16 --> 01:21:18

No connection with any outsiders

01:21:19 --> 01:21:19

whatsoever.

01:21:20 --> 01:21:21

So,

01:21:22 --> 01:21:23

a scholar from,

01:21:24 --> 01:21:25

from USA I

01:21:26 --> 01:21:28

went way down anyway. Yeah.

01:21:29 --> 01:21:32

Went to South Africa and spent some time

01:21:32 --> 01:21:34

with them to study their facial expressions

01:21:35 --> 01:21:36

and emotions.

01:21:37 --> 01:21:39

And he realized he said they smile, they

01:21:39 --> 01:21:42

laugh the same expressions they sad, disgust all

01:21:42 --> 01:21:44

of these what they call emotions.

01:21:45 --> 01:21:49

The facial expressions are exact like they're pretty

01:21:49 --> 01:21:51

much like any other human on earth. So

01:21:51 --> 01:21:52

no differences.

01:21:53 --> 01:21:54

That's That's

01:21:55 --> 01:21:55

part of because

01:21:56 --> 01:21:58

you see someone's face. You know what's going

01:21:58 --> 01:22:00

on sometimes. Right? You see in their eyes,

01:22:00 --> 01:22:02

on their face what's going on with them.

01:22:02 --> 01:22:04

You know they're sad, they're happy, they're disappointed,

01:22:04 --> 01:22:05

they're scared.

01:22:09 --> 01:22:11

That's So and that means Allah taught us

01:22:11 --> 01:22:14

everything by the way. Everything. So whatever we

01:22:14 --> 01:22:17

call human inventions, discoveries, all of that is

01:22:17 --> 01:22:20

from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. I think it's

01:22:20 --> 01:22:20

time for Maghrib.

01:22:21 --> 01:22:23

We can take a couple of questions.

01:22:23 --> 01:22:25

Inshallah, we'll stop here.

01:22:46 --> 01:22:48

Okay. That's perfect. Run with it. Let me

01:22:48 --> 01:22:49

see what you come up with next

01:22:50 --> 01:22:52

week. Keep keep thinking about it.

01:22:53 --> 01:22:53

Like,

01:22:54 --> 01:22:55

harub. Harub.

01:22:55 --> 01:22:56

Harub.

01:22:57 --> 01:22:59

Harab. Harad. Say it. Harad.

01:23:00 --> 01:23:02

Okay. Haras

01:23:03 --> 01:23:05

or Harab. It's the opposite of

01:23:06 --> 01:23:06

the

01:23:08 --> 01:23:09

Very interesting.

01:23:09 --> 01:23:11

I I just was thinking about it. That's

01:23:11 --> 01:23:14

all. Very interesting. Very interesting. And I would

01:23:16 --> 01:23:16

say,

01:23:21 --> 01:23:23

yeah. That would that would be a very

01:23:23 --> 01:23:25

interesting line of thought to follow. Do that

01:23:25 --> 01:23:26

if you if you like to.

01:23:30 --> 01:23:31

Good. Very

01:23:44 --> 01:23:44

Yeah.

01:23:47 --> 01:23:48

Happened? What's the reading from

01:23:49 --> 01:23:51

you? Is there a difference So is there

01:23:51 --> 01:23:53

a difference in reading from the or

01:23:54 --> 01:23:56

reading from the app on the phone?

01:23:57 --> 01:23:58

I'm not I'm not sure.

01:23:59 --> 01:24:00

I'm not sure.

01:24:04 --> 01:24:06

Is there a difference in reward if you

01:24:06 --> 01:24:07

are reading with or without?

01:24:08 --> 01:24:10

I'm also not aware of any difference,

01:24:11 --> 01:24:12

but it could be.

01:24:12 --> 01:24:14

It could be. Yeah. Sisters,

01:24:16 --> 01:24:16

questions?

01:24:16 --> 01:24:18

Nothing? Alright.

01:24:18 --> 01:24:19

Yeah.

01:24:20 --> 01:24:20

So,

01:24:22 --> 01:24:23

is there itself

01:24:24 --> 01:24:26

If if I'm not from, is there also

01:24:26 --> 01:24:27

creating something?

01:24:28 --> 01:24:29

Yeah.

01:24:35 --> 01:24:36

Okay. Cool.

01:24:37 --> 01:24:38

What's the difference between

01:24:39 --> 01:24:39

and?

01:24:40 --> 01:24:43

Right? Because it's again inventing something. So

01:24:45 --> 01:24:48

is that you create something from nothing. Right?

01:24:48 --> 01:24:49

Or you transform it.

01:24:49 --> 01:24:51

So Allah created Adam.

01:24:52 --> 01:24:52

Correct?

01:24:54 --> 01:24:54

And

01:24:56 --> 01:24:57

This is

01:25:00 --> 01:25:01

Allah created

01:25:03 --> 01:25:03

Is

01:25:05 --> 01:25:06

it Yes,

01:25:06 --> 01:25:08

because she's a different gender.

01:25:10 --> 01:25:11

Allah created

01:25:13 --> 01:25:13

and

01:25:14 --> 01:25:16

children of Adam. Is this

01:25:16 --> 01:25:17

Yes.

01:25:17 --> 01:25:19

He created them. Is that

01:25:20 --> 01:25:22

No. It's not new anymore.

01:25:24 --> 01:25:26

Each word has its own subtle

01:25:26 --> 01:25:28

different like,

01:25:29 --> 01:25:31

semantic field, they call it. Okay? Yeah.

01:25:32 --> 01:25:34

Again, sisters questions?

01:25:35 --> 01:25:36

Okay.

01:25:36 --> 01:25:38

I saw a hand. So yeah. Okay. I

01:25:38 --> 01:25:40

just want to, I guess, give the,

01:25:40 --> 01:25:42

example of, when you get Baya.

01:25:43 --> 01:25:45

So you're making your choice in COVID

01:25:46 --> 01:25:48

as it would not be something that would

01:25:48 --> 01:25:50

be shown in emotion. Is that why that

01:25:50 --> 01:25:51

word is

01:25:52 --> 01:25:54

The what? You've what? With, I guess, when

01:25:54 --> 01:25:57

you give your allegiance to someone,

01:25:58 --> 01:26:00

it's not like a a type of emotion

01:26:00 --> 01:26:01

that you can show on your face.

01:26:02 --> 01:26:02

So

01:26:03 --> 01:26:04

from what you said, the the meaning of

01:26:04 --> 01:26:06

the word would So from what you said,

01:26:06 --> 01:26:06

the the meaning of the word would indicate

01:26:06 --> 01:26:09

an opening or like a on display type.

01:26:10 --> 01:26:12

Is that is that where No. But, yeah,

01:26:12 --> 01:26:14

because the consequences of

01:26:14 --> 01:26:16

having leaders and things like that are far

01:26:16 --> 01:26:17

fetching

01:26:18 --> 01:26:20

and could have serious consequences.

01:26:21 --> 01:26:23

So it cannot be left for any type

01:26:23 --> 01:26:25

of guessing or any doubts. It has to

01:26:25 --> 01:26:26

be unequivocal

01:26:27 --> 01:26:30

and has to be done, in clear language

01:26:30 --> 01:26:32

or writing as well or sign, like shaking

01:26:32 --> 01:26:35

the hands. Right? So it's formal. It's documented.

01:26:36 --> 01:26:38

It's public. There's no way it can be

01:26:38 --> 01:26:39

interpreted in any other way.

01:26:40 --> 01:26:42

Right? Because we can still I mean, humans

01:26:42 --> 01:26:44

can be complex and some person a person

01:26:44 --> 01:26:47

can be angry but, you know, wear a

01:26:47 --> 01:26:49

smile. Some people are good at that. So

01:26:49 --> 01:26:51

you don't know exactly what they're hiding.

01:26:51 --> 01:26:53

People who are manipulative are very good at

01:26:53 --> 01:26:54

this.

01:26:55 --> 01:26:57

They're very good at, you know, giving a

01:26:57 --> 01:26:58

different,

01:26:59 --> 01:27:01

expression than what they what they have inside.

01:27:01 --> 01:27:02

Yeah.

01:27:02 --> 01:27:03

Okay.

01:27:04 --> 01:27:06

We will continue next Friday.

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