The Monumental Tafsir As Saa’idi #1
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim
hamdulillah you're behind I mean,
WA salatu salam ala Ashrafi mousseline so you didn't know Mohamed Salah and he was heard he Jemaine What about
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. First Zach unlocker for coming out on a cold night, may Allah reward you. And I, just from experience, I will find myself compelled to share with you a wish,
a wish that
these numbers continue
we keep to see these numbers with this halacha we in Allahu taala. Now on my part, I will make commitment between Allah to Allah
that should be in line with the purpose of this helluva Alright, the purpose of this halacha
come close more than that
play. So the main or the prime purpose of this halacha
is really to inspire you
and help you
create a connection with the Quran.
Create a connection with the Quran. This is a halacha
that is not meant to make you a scholar of Tafseer.
okay, it's not, it's not meant to make you a scholar of Tafseer we're not here in order to flex our knowledge muscles, how grounded anyone is in knowledge. We're not here to start showing people that you know I attend the Halacha and I know something about FCA. The prime purpose is for you to take that knowledge to heart. Use it to truly connect with Allah you can only only connect with Allah through His Word. Truly you can only connect with Allah subhanaw taala through His Word. So if you will, purpose means intention that means you should come to this halacha with one intention that I'm here to learn a little bit more than what I know about the words of Allah subhanaw taala and their
meaning. And when I go back home with that meaning and see how it affects my heart, how I can benefit from it to improve myself as a Muslim. That's it along the way that's a gift from Allah subhana wa Tada but don't let it overshadow the main purpose. It's very important really for every one of us to be humble here we all students of the Quran. And to be a student of the Quran, we have to embody the lack of the Quran, the manners, the character that the Quran teaches. And the Quran teaches humility. The Quran teaches curiosity for the truth.
Allah subhanaw taala actually Allah who described the prophets of salaam when she was asked about his
general manner of character, she said Karna Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola on his general demeanor, his character was the Quran.
It was the cultural it was an embodiment, human manifestation of the Quran and that's what we want. That's the purpose to learn the Quran. Now, why are we here as a general
to fulfill an obligation
to fulfill an obligation. Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran,
it's a blessed book that we sent down to you oh Mohamed,
with the purpose
yet the Blue Yeti so that they contemplate they reflect on
meditate over the verses it's versus the double ARD. So actually contemplating the Quran, understanding it, absorbing its meanings, trying to figure out how they apply to your life, how they apply to your behavior, how they apply to the things you believe in things you hold dearly.
That's an obligation.
In this day and age with a lot of emphasis on academia, and intellectuality we have lost the role of the heart.
People think their connection with the heart is with the Quran is recitation.
People think I was just reading the Quran. But we have forgotten that the cultural use of the word understand or read, recite the Quran yet law or Quran. In the early generations immense it meant reading with contemplation, engaging with the Quran engaging with the meaning. And when you say reflection means you are reflecting the meanings of the Quran on yourself.
And you are reflecting your own uniqueness in the Quran in the sense you're seeing how the Quran applies to you, how you can implement this, what kind of faults you have, or shortcomings that the Quran can fix for yourself.
What room for improvement there is in you that the Quran can actually provide something about.
So it's an obligation Allah sent the Quran not for us just to read it in the modern meaning of the word read, but actually to read and contemplate, engage at a deep level, if you like a full kind of engagement with the words of Allah.
So that's yet to borrow. So it's an obligation, it's not a luxury, it's not something that you're doing as a as a favor to Allah. It's an obligation upon you. So when someone reads the Quran, that's what it means you read the Quran, you reflect on their meanings, but we have limited that to just reading the Quran. So you find that people are just going through the Quran reading those who can read the Arabic language, then they're just counting pages. They just can't they can't wait to get till the end of the surah they can't wait to get to the end of the Jews.
They can't wait to finish the Quran at least they can you know, put on their
calendar or on their journal. I read the Quran once more.
What really counts with Allah subhanaw taala about the Quran is how your heart is engaged with it. That's the point and the reward the promise to reward the prophets like Selim says
Kulu helfen be actually has an ad every letter of the of the Quran that you read, gives you 10 rewards
Allah Apollo elephant health lab on health meme on health what are called la flamme helful like an elephant to help them with a meme lamb will help me with health. The prophets of salaam said for each letter in the Quran there is 10 hasnat And I don't say Alif Lam Meem is health but Elif is health. Lamb is health means health. What does the Prophet SAW Salem this promised reward is not just by reading without meaning. Because reading in the Arabic language what is language there is a Lebanon and Marina, Marina and Marina structure and meaning
this structure holds or encapsulates meaning.
So the words the mabena the structure is the share of what your tongue and your ears
and mana the meaning the wisdom is what is the part that belongs to your heart. So when you are reading the Quran, and you are stuck only with the Medina, which is the structure but you're not absorbing the meanings, you're not engaging with the meanings.
You're not doing the full tilava You're not doing the full error. So you're missing out on a great reward.
And the Prophet SAW Selim says in a hadith
letter on to Hulu now who has the cannot, cannot read Dr. Li do not read the Quran. In rush do not read the Quran in a state of rush. Just like what in the same quality there is. There is a type of, of dates called darken
the color you know the very cheap dates that are almost rotten.
This squashed squeezed them very poor quality. This is called the double
okay, it's the cheapest of all types of
dates, the lowest nutritional value and even in our visually it's not it's not pleasing. The prophets are seldom said Do not read the Quran rushing through it, that you turn it you turn this experience into the quality of a double, a low quality kind of of dates. So what we want to do here is try to contemplate the meanings. Try to contemplate the meanings with the purpose of seeing how this can help us this this how does this apply to our lives? How can this improve me?
As a Muslim, that's it.
So our recommendation do not get in debates and fights as to what this means what that means maybe with a friend or a colleague or someone, or no, no, this is what it means. That's what it means. This is what the sheriff said, This is what the sheriff said, No, forget about all of that. Really just focus on improving yourself as a believer. Now, these are introductory notes that will help us inshallah just, you know, create a general map of what we're doing here.
We chose time series Saturday
to Seattle MSL. Remember, Saturday is again, he's the teacher, the main teacher of
Shane Sheikh, Mohammed Amin.
And maybe about five years ago, we we actually explained or commented on a book, by Lee mammoth Sadie, it's for anyone who hasn't attended that hasn't seen that, you can find it on the YouTube channel of Abu Hurayrah. It's called the beneficial means to a happy life. There is a short booklet by Imam is Saturday, the beneficial means to a happy life. We went over the book with some kind of commentary, we and we tried to make it practical. So at the beginning of that series, we spoke we actually had a full session on the life of the mammoth study. So we're not going to repeat that, again, anyone who would like to see it, you can check the YouTube channel, but in the letter Allah,
and you will find a good summary of the life of woolly mammoth Sadie, and it would really help you connect with his book.
The the manner in which the class is going to be or the Halacha is going to be organized, is simply I'm going to read a paragraph from the
original Arabic text. And then the brother, he is going to read the English translation. By the way, the book has been translated into English, I believe in 210 volumes.
And it's available as PDF. I'm not sure if it's a legitimate kind of copy, copy online. But I assume if the publisher wouldn't want that, they would have at least 14 Because it's available on so many websites. Alright. So I would say it would be very helpful for you to download it.
And follow this will help you but still, you can see it on the on the screen. But it would help you when you go back home. And I would recommend, I would recommend you actually take time during the week to go over whatever we have covered, that would be very helpful.
Something about the Tafseer of a Saudi and the reason why we chose it is that it's it's not an a lengthy Tafseer. It's, it leans more towards the shorter facet.
It's not too short, but it leans more towards the shorter Tafseer. Yet, the reflections of aluminum is Saturday are extremely profound, and very helpful. That's why we chose it. This is why we chose the six, it's actually it's a it's like at least in my own personal taste. It's really been one of the most impactful difficile that I have ever dealt with. So this is why I thought it would be very beneficial to go over it. And it would be an opportunity as well for for those who would like to attend. And those who would attend online as well to go over a book of tafsir.
Which is really a great pity. If a Muslim who lives there all whole life and they have never gone through FCL this is an opportunity. And I would really emphasize and encourage you to attend in person, it is better for your commitment to this class. Because if you say I'll watch it online,
you will probably watch it live. But then eventually we'd say I'd watch the recording. Then when it's recorded, you'd say You know, I'm busy. I'll watch it next week, the next week, then you have three, four or five sessions that you haven't watched, then it becomes too much for you to watch. Forget about it, maybe you know next year.
And you will must miss out on an opportunity
in our big tasks when you break them down into small tasks, especially spread over time, and nicely inserted into your busy schedule. It's really this is the easiest way to accomplish big tasks and big things. And the scholars have recognized this from a long time. The Companions of the Allahu Anhu would do this among the Allahu Anhu described how they learned the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet SAW Salem. He said we were busy people. We had to work but we decided that everyone would work every other day.
And then we formed ourselves into pairs two people would actually join together as partners. And then
And one would attend with the day with the Prophet sallahu wa salam, and learn from the behavior from the teachings from the incidents that are happening. And the other person would be working during the day, then they would meet at night. And the person who attended with the Prophet SAW Salem would teach the other person share that knowledge. Then the following day, the person who went to to work for either in the farm or the market, they would spend the day with the prophets of salaam where the other person would go for work for their livelihood. And then at night, they will do the same thing, they would sit together and he would teach him what he learned. And he said, This
is how we learn. So over time, they learned a lot, there is a very fine famous line of poetry that is always taught to students of knowledge as they begin, and it's actually it's quite,
it's quite helpful, and so much to the point, it says, it's two lines of poetry, the poet says Aloma Illman work rather than myth Roho Min neutrophilia Illuminati told
you have slow mo OB ha hate meten, warmer sailu enlarged thema on lockup,
today, a little bit of knowledge.
And tomorrow, and similar amount of knowledge a little bit
from the small bits and pieces of knowledge that can be picked up.
A person eventually would accumulate a huge amounts of knowledge from those. And the ravine, in reality, or the stream is made of the drops of water that fall from the sky.
So that's an analogy, a drop of a drop of a drop of a drop doesn't seem to be much. But over time, you would actually start to notice that a puddle of water is is forming up and eventually, this might flow and form a stream. So this is how knowledge is and there was a famous Hanafi scholar, I forgot his first name. But
this Hanafi scholar tried to study the knowledge of Islam, specifically for a long time.
And he didn't achieve much he didn't get much.
And one day he was wondering, he was really contemplating, you know, giving up seeking knowledge altogether. He said, probably, I'm not meant for that. I don't seem to have to have a head for this. So it's better that I invest my life in something in something else. He wasn't achieving any progress.
As he was contemplating that, and he's walking down the street, he sees that there is a tank of water that is leaking.
And drops of water falling one after the other. Then he sees that the bottom there is a rock and he looks at the rock, the rock, the shape of the rock has been changed, has been carved by the drops falling over a long period of time. Then he made a very interesting observation. He said as a man Oh Allah, Allah perfetti, a third of his Sokrati Allah Salah Bettiah.
Africa you fear Allah, Allah, Allah Quwata he, he had a call will be our huddle actually Allah pasa Watty. He said, The,
the drops of water this despite their softness, changed, or overwhelmed the hardness of the rock.
So what about the droplets of knowledge, despite their strength and potency on the able to create a shape or change the shape of a mind or heart that has been hardened? Then he went back to studying again with a new spirit, a new insight, that's the important of importance of insight and new understanding. And he actually became one, one of the prominent scholars of the Hanafi madhhab. So that's how we deal with knowledge. Usually, the general behavior of students of people who attend classes is that excitement at the beginning, right, just like the new year resolutions, right? Everyone is buying this, these gym memberships and so on and so forth, and putting plans and buying
apps and software's and programs and memberships and so on and so forth. Then, you know,
they start very, like excited, thinking they can take on the whole world. But eventually what happens? They start skipping one at a time, one at a time, then eventually they give up on the whole thing. So the gym membership is a waste of money.
Whatever they started with
The the beautiful dreams evaporate,
you know, and then it becomes a painful experience. You know, any task you get into any task you get into, you're going to have this fresh excitement. Why? Because humans love fresh starts and Beginnings is that we think, Oh, I'm going to change everything. Now, all of a sudden, I'm going to become a studious person, I'm going to become an achiever, I'm going to do something great finally in my life,
but you know what your personal habits
are going to creep back. This is the deep government within you, right?
It creeps in, it has taken hold. Why? Because you can't work against the dynamics of your human nature, you have to understand them. So you can work with them better.
So if you want to learn just because Oh, it's a nice opportunity to learn something new. Finally, I'm just gonna read the book in Tafseer, or go over it together, etc. You know, this kind of fancy dream does not hold you know, that place for a long time. Slowly is gonna evaporate slowly, it will lose the freshness. So you need to tap into something that is deeper, he knew
something deeper that will guarantee that you will be committed, that when you feel that you don't want to come to the Halacha
you know, you have the decisiveness to say I'm gonna go no matter what.
That when you have temptation to go and spend time probably with your, with your friends with family, or go on a trip. And there is a promise of enjoyment fun. You're gonna say, You know what, I have a commitment. And it's about the book of Allah and it's about my relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. And I want to do that for the sake of Allah, maybe I don't enjoy it. Maybe the tafsir is not interesting. Maybe the share for that speaking, I don't like their personal style.
That's, that's all possible.
Right? Oh, maybe I just got used to the, you know, it's same same kind of style, I need something new.
So the temptation, you know, shaytaan, when when Shavon sees and have been a vessel, the Allahu animus Marla had this observation. When she sees the hype. He doesn't work against you.
Because he understands human dynamics.
He's like a masterful manipulator. He doesn't push against you. You know, it's just like those martial arts like Judo jujitsu like that he uses your momentum against you.
When you're walking up on someone,
they're not going to push against you. But they're going to let you get momentum and speed that they will use it to trip you.
shaytaan thus Washington does So Ambassador Allahu Anhu he said in the shape honor your shoe Michael bagni Adam Shavon
he smells your heart. He tries to sense it out what's going on in this heart? What's going on in this heart? What is it
for in wotja that a cabal and Allah Allah
be ill Hulu we will be there.
If he finds the person who is excited, and they are so enthusiastic, he's not going to push against that he's going to use it. Use it to what makes you over enthusiastic and push you to overdo things where you fall into Buddha.
And that's where he wants you to go.
the dunya with abandon Allah dunya Jeremiah who illan Maha see, but if he sees that you are more inclined to the dunya he will help you push you in the direction of the desires of this world. Shaytan doesn't like to do hard work. He's against it. He likes to do intelligent work. So chimpanzees that you have come to the class excited. Yeah, it's gonna be fun. I'm telling you, believe me. It's not going to be fun.
Let me be blunt. It's not gonna be fun. Knowledge is hard.
Yes. Just like getting fit is hard. You have to grind. You have to do it. With everything in your system says no, I can't do it.
This is how scholars have become scholars. This is how advanced students of knowledge became advanced students of knowledge really, by grinding.
When their self says no, they say yes, you have to
win cherrybomb pushes against that. They say, you know, we're not gonna give up. I'm just gonna commit and I'm just gonna go
How do you think Remember, no, we are him Allah to Allah would not even go to sleep. Now I don't advise anyone to do that. It's not good for your health. But he was someone who would only sleep as in only when he gets overwhelmed by sleep, like he's reading he's studying, and he just dozes off. That's his sleep. So when he wakes up, done over, call them power naps, if you like,
How could someone do that?
How could someone do that? He actually I think it was him, or someone from an earlier generation. He said, I was in LA, someone else. I was in Baghdad, he said, I was in Baghdad studying. He was from another city. He was in Baghdad studying for so many years. I don't remember how many years, but he said,
he said for years, I wanted to eat fish.
But I had no time for it.
I had no time to eat fish. So one day, we had a Hannukah. And it was after fajr. And our she was ill.
So we went to the market bought a fish. We wanted to prepare it to cook it at home. So we were it took us time, more than we anticipated to prepare it. So the time for the next class before the horse
was drawing there. And we hadn't cooked the fish yet. So we ate it raw.
And we went to the class. That's how these people achieve knowledge.
That's how these people achieve knowledge. So if you think it's gonna be just fun, no, it's not going to be fun. You might experience moments of fun, yes, but I'll tell you where the fun comes, where it comes into the process. When you have committed for a long time, you've pushed against the desires against the temptation to quit, to give up to skip the Halacha. Alright, and say, you know, tomorrow next week, right? Once you push and endeavor slip for the first period, let's say first few months, you're going to enter a phase
where the Tafseer becomes so much fun.
But you have to pay that price first. And this happens by the way with everything of true value. So Fianna thoria Rahim Allah Allah is pm only praying at night. He said,
cab tokuyama Lili Shereena Sena,
from Mata Mata to be here, actually in Astana, he said, I fought.
I strove to stick to the yam in lane, meaning I pushed myself I forced myself on the lane for 20 years, 20 years, not a week, not a month, not a year, not even 10 years. 20 years, could you imagine that waking up at night leaving sleep when you're tired, and you want to sleep is the most tempting at that time, leaving your bed, leaving the sheets, standing up praying, reading Quran, and not feeling anything, anything
but keeping at it for 20 years.
So he said for 20 years, I pushed myself on Korea, Malay
and then I enjoyed it for subsequent 20 years. That's how these things work. So when understand this kind of dynamic,
this is how it is with knowledge, really the the CRAM of the knowledge, the beauty of knowledge, you know, comes when you start doing synthesis.
There is an excitement at the beginning, but it fades away. I promise you week three, week four, you're gonna start experiencing a lot of boredom, this interest, what you thought was going to be a very rosy romantic experience with the series Saturday is going to turn into a trauma, I promise. But if you are not willing to push through that and stick to it and commit, and not let your feelings play with you, but let your decisiveness lead the way you're not going to make it through to that phase, when you're going to fight when you're going to experience the enjoyment and the sweetness of the Quran tenfold of what you experienced at the beginnings. This is why the Scholars
by the way, you know what they said they have another famous statement that is usually shared with students of knowledge when they begin men can be there to homage rica can acne HYAH to Musharakah.
Men cannot be there yet to whom cannot be there yet to connect the Hayato Musharaka whoever has burnt out beginning
You're going to have very illuminated brightful endings. Meaning if you grind in the beginning, you burn yourself in the beginning.
Right? You're going to have the beautiful ends. But if you want it easy and enjoyable at the beginning, you're not going to see the brightness. You're going to stay in the darkness.
And proclaim Rahim Allah hooter, Allah says, What color and tunel Ogawa.
He said, all rational, reasonable people are agreed that a Raha rest cannot be achieved with rest.
By resting, you will not achieve rest. You can only achieve rest when you grind and work hard. That's how it works. Okay, so these are important introductions, insha, Allah in the letter Hana.
To make it easy, more relatable, again, we're trying to facilitate as much as possible.
We decided to start with Jana. And we decided we decided to start from the end of JSON, the shorter sewers. And the way we're going to do it again, we're not necessarily going to go in Surah NAS install to follow up within soret Summit, we're going to actually take them from a summit to a follow up to a NAS because these three sources have very strong connection. And it makes more sense to start with a summit, then eventually we can go in that reverse order with the other sources. So something about the structure of this class is going to be
that I will read a paragraph from the Arabic the brother will read the translation in English, we make very short commentary. until we finish the sewer. When we finish the sewer, or with longer sewers, when we finish the segment for that specific week, what we're going to do is we're going to have a second half of the class where we are going to freestyle freestyle about what we draw benefit from the surah things that are applicable to the to our daily life, some linguistic reflections, some fapy lessons, some RT EDA in our points that we can take, we can draw. Okay, and then eventually at the end, we're going to leave some time for questions and something about questions,
please make sure the questions are limited, or they pertain only to the content of the Halaqaat
they pertain or they are only like about the same theme as the Halacha already is the Quran and it's tafsir in general. Anything else? You know, we're not going to entertain something else. If you have a question, ask it in the Halacha because after the Halacha I'm not answering any questions in person. All right.
Yeah, we can.
Let's begin. Since we are all here, and you're all excited. Let's use that. Inshallah. And let's say that you go home, saying, you know, we thought we came to our class of FCL we ended up with a lecture. All right. So her insha Allah Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
tafsir all Surah philos we're here makiya.
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Whoo hoo. Allahu Ahad Allahu Samad. Lemuria Dwolla Mulan wala Mia Kula who for one I had a
CO will and Jasmine behave on a certain level different Bina Anna
see with certain faith, believing in it, and understanding this meaning, your was one?
That is he's the one of me. Okay. That's it. That's what we got.
So, Paul, who Allahu Ahad say, let's not only say again, just as we described at the beginning of the Quran is not only words, the words and their meanings and the reflections, the lessons that you take, and then the implementation, and then you turn that into a lifestyle. So say with certainty, Jasmine, be meaning that you believe that in your heart, you don't just say it as lip service. Your heart says it as at the same time your heart believes in it. Jasmine be Jasmine means you are certain it's confirmed. You have no doubt about it.
more attractive than the who, that you actually embrace that certainty. You embrace it monetarily than you believe in it. You believe in it. It has turned in
To what a given to you. It's not something that needs proof anymore and even be mana who knowing what it means. Yep. All who Allah who I had a I didn't have solid feel Hadiya for Hua and huddle Moon very doable KML Allah the Rahul Asma UL Husna was referred to Camilla to an earlier one of our mocha dasa and Ludhiana. virada, who, while I'm Athena who
He, Allah is One, that is, he's the one and unique to Home Alone belongs. Utmost perfection. To Him belongs the most beautiful names and perfect sublime attributes. And his deeds are far above any shortcomings. He has no counterparts and no equals.
So again, and how solitary he had, he's the only one who has this Ahadi. Now in the translation, they could not convey this without elaboration and they wanted it to be straightforward. And I had the I had the year what does it mean? This uniqueness is this divine uniqueness, this divine uniqueness.
So he says all who Allahu Ahad say He is Allah one.
Not the one not ahead, one because there's many ones in the world, right and existence. There's many ones, but there is a specific type of oneness. What is it he explains it here? Who will handle one very doable command, he's the only one who is perfect, in every sense, is complete and perfect.
He has the most beautiful names Mark these ones. This is his camera. This is perfection, the most beautiful, complete names, the attributes of SIFAT
and lf l the actions. These are the three things that we understand about Allah or actually
these are the things that the Quran speaks about when it comes to Allah, that Allah Himself, the self of Allah,
Allah himself as an entity,
Allah Esma the names of Allah.
How many of the names of Allah do we have?
How many are the names of Allah?
Are they limited to 99?
No, there is more. So the Hadith, that is an eternity, it says there are 90 Names of Allah, that whoever knows them, memorizes them lives according to them will intergender Manasa halogen, it doesn't say the names of Allah are only 99 It says there are 99 names of the names of Allah. The names of Allah are way beyond
you know, for example, in the euro, the prophets of Salaam totos. Allahu Allah can be policemen who Allah, Allah, Allah, I asked who by every name of yours, some Mater big enough sector and you have given to yourself and delta V kitab. Already you reveal the new book, I limped, who hadn't been held back or you talk to any of your creation, or Western thought or behavior in the middle Arabian deck or you kept to yourself. So that means the names are way beyond what we know. All right. So that the self of Allah, the names, the attributes, and the actions of Allah,
all of those are perfect and divine and unique. Allah is perfect, unique and complete in all of those four respects. Okay, this is what he's talking about. He's had Allahu Samad, Al Maqsood Rufiji me and Hawa age for El Amin we used to flee you moved to China in a year high tariffs you call us Aluna ha ha ha ha. Well Rabona in a FEMA him met him Oh FEMA him Matthew Leanna who will come up Oh, Sofie, Ali Milady, Kamala CLP and Halle Mala the Cameroon official me Hey, hey Milady Kamala Mati he under the USCIS drama to Coolessay Wahaca. Sofie.
Allah who sought by all, to me all needs
inhabitants of both the upper and lower lower realms are in most need of Him. They ask Him for what they need, and turn to him regarding that which concerns them because he's the only one who was perfect in his attributes, all knowing was perfect in his knowledge. forbearing who's perfect in his forbearance, the most merciful, who's perfectly in His mercy, who's mercy encompasses all things and so on.
Yep, with his attributes.
So Allah has Summit, a summit
a summit. What does that mean? He explains this briefly something about by the way to zero his Sadie And subhanAllah and one of the handwritten manuscripts of the book written by the author himself. He has on the cover he says no that LM in any of the cult Have you had a tough serie Mahapatra Island ban Satechi turbidity Willem Atticus cost solid to the top boil masala, hurry Raha something around this? So he said no that I did. I wrote this Tafseer with whatever came to my mind when I sat to read to comment on the verses, I did not seek to write everything and to capture everything. So this is why the steps here was quite spontaneous, relatively brief. So a summit What does a summit mean?
Linguistically a summit means by the way, something that is not hollow, it's filled.
It doesn't have an inner space, that's linguistic, but it has other meanings as well.
Something similar for those who speak Arabic, by the way, Inshallah, in this next year, I'm going to pick your minds with a little bit of linguistics, especially in the Arabic language, there is a beautiful intelligence in the Arabic language that shows wonderful meanings between words sounds, letters, meanings, combinations of ways of meanings and shadows of meanings. So
Samad samode, in the Arabic language, so moved with the samode mean those who know the Arabic language so move with some other fee which will add away some other
Yeah, to stay firm and strong in the face of the enemy, for example, in the face of hardships, some other format some way to stand tall and you know, don't waver so it shows there is strength right? So that's the shadow of meaning. But
shape is sad to hear takes us to the just of the meaning. What is it?
A summit who will let you use meadow II Phil Hawa, ultra smooth la he and Hannah it will be Howard AGI meaning the creation turns to Allah to answer their needs, that they have themselves they can't answer their needs. food comes from Allah. Health comes from Allah air. Breathing comes from Allah growth comes from Allah our creation comes from Allah. So we need Allah and we call upon Him, even those who don't believe in Allah. You know, how do they sustain their bodies, they use the provision of Allah they use the food of Allah who the food that Allah gave them. And they use the process of nutrition that Allah created like they can't come up with a new or invent a new way of what
the washing themselves you can't except for the ways that Allah enabled in the body.
So they turn to him a summoned so Allah is one is perfect in himself. Now this verse explains what the relationship between the creation and Allah first one Allah is ahead. Second one is a summit relationship, meaning the whole creation depends on him for its existence, for its sustenance, for its continuity for everything. That's a summit and he answers them and he gives them because he is the most cohesive ahead because he is complete He's perfect.
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in his perfection He begets not, nor was he forgotten, because he's completely independent of means and there is nothing comparable to him. Either and his name's attributes or deeds, lest an exalted be He
there's one is there anyone?
There's one statement that
sort of refers to the oneness of the divine names and attributes hate to smash that alive Okay, so let me edit Well, amulet he doesn't begin nor is he begotten. He was not born and he doesn't give birth. Why? Because
He's unique. Why? Why does Allah equip the creation with reproduction?
Because what because the mortals, they die, they can't continue.
So if Allah created humans and they cannot, you know, reproduce what's going to happen, the human race is gonna come to an end. Just one lifespan and it's gone. So that's a weakness of the human beings.
The Jin Jin live for longer times, right? Maybe 1000s of years. Some,
there's some, again accounts that some didn't live for some times 100,000 views.
But eventually, they're gonna die. So they reproduce so that they can continue. Trees don't live forever.
Right? So they reproduce and so on and so forth. Allah subhanho wa Taala since he's,
although Allahu Ahad.
Okay, he's complete, he doesn't need reproduction, because it's a sign of weakness. Number two, if he were to have children, he would not be unique.
Because the if a if a divine which is a contradiction in terms, if a divine reproduces, produces children, then the children have to be divine. So there's no oneness.
And what that tells you is well, Shadow of meaning a beautiful shadow of meaning here is
let me give it to them you will and
He has no beginning no end.
He is of a different type, to everything, you know, everything you know, has a beginning and has an end. And it's limited within time brackets.
So everything you will know is of a finite nature, everything. That's what you experienced. That's what you've seen. That's what you have, you've had, that's what you have studied. That's what you have come across
all the creation has a beginning and has an end.
That's one type. Another type is the creator of all of this.
No beginning no end. So you're talking about something different. So when you talk about Allah,
you can't use the same system that you use for the creation.
You're dealing with something else with a different type level, has no beginning you know and Allah has always existed. Can you even fathom that?
Allah has always existed there was no time when Allah was not
as insightful Bukhari can Allah What am your Queen che are now a Wilma can show you
there was a long there was nothing else.
So there was no time, no matter how you go backwards in time, there is no time when Allah was not, you can't even your brain, your mind, your intellect cannot even figure that out.
Because you're talking about a different type now a different type of existence, that there's only one in that type Allah and there is no end as well isn't he's not gonna He's not there will be no time when Allah is no longer there.
Actually the concept of time and that's interesting about how we are dependent on Allah subhanaw taala. Time itself was created by Allah.
So how was it when there was no time?
And notice, I said, How was it when there was no time? I didn't say how was it? Before there was time because you can't say before when there is no time.
You see what we're getting into an area we can't deal with. We can't even understand we can't even relate to that Allah when you raise your hands because your Allah is a summit you turning to him in your needs. That's who you're talking to.
When you study his words, that's whose words you're studying.
When you're praying, that's the word you standing before
it's a completely different kind of existence. And you need to appreciate that greatness that glory
the infinity of Allah Santa Ana, you need to understand that you need to appreciate it. It's interesting how we stand in Salah and we busy with finite things. And we forget about the infinite limited what am you learned?
What am your local for one ahead? And there is no one who is equal rival or even comparable or close, close or close to him in any sense in any way. Everything. Everything is different from him
is the one unique one.
This is why one of the companions of the Allahu Allah
used to read the surah so often, and he would in every rock I once he finished his recitation he would read Kulu Allahu I had the Companions thought, you know, we didn't see the prophets of salaam do this. So they went to the prophets of Solomon and said so and so you know, he keeps reciting Surah At a summit or class.
And by the way, the surah has many names.
At the end of every raka the prophets of salaam said gonna ask him why.
So they asked him
so the man said,
in new Agbu, Haifa in fee house, if at all right, my office in the house if
I love it, I have this connection, this loves to the solar because it describes Allah.
It mentions the qualities of Allah. So they told the prophets I send them the messenger. So Salam said, who will be in Allah your hippo, tell them inform him that Allah loves him.
This is going to Allahu Ahad and this is why the Prophet SAW Selim said that a deal with voodoo fell on it is equal to a third of the Quran and reward. And why again, some scholars X expounded on this, they said, because the Quran is made, addresses three main themes. Allah tells us about Allah, about
His Names, Attributes and actions, right? It's not Siefert of AD.
And tells us about
the creation of Allah.
And tells us about the previous nations three main themes.
So three thirds, this surah captures and encapsulates and summarizes the most important third, which is the names and attributes of Allah. And that's why it was equal to the third of the Quran read of the Quran, this surah sets the stage by the way, for the two other soldiers polar orbit, Farah Kula wouldn't be robbing us being Allah to Allah next Saturday, we're going to
take the freestyle on the surah a little bit, see how it relates to our lives because this actually it could give you a lot of shifts in your perception of the world and in yourself, Allah Allah, but the second shortest solar probably second or third shorter surah in the Quran, it can really create so many shifts in your life. And it will help you in sha Allah relate to Allah subhanaw taala relate more because Allah introduces himself by the way, you know why the surah was mentioned and we're going to close with this evening let Allah and sorry today we didn't take questions, but we inshallah we will. I'll give you extra time next week, Nila to Allah
Quraysh came to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and you know, Quraysh and those herbs at the time, they're very, very obsessed with their ancestry, like their family tree, where we came from, who is the great grandfather and so on and so forth. We are better than you better than you and all that stuff. So everything that would see it through this lens. So again, Prophet SAW Selim Allah, they knew Allah but they were trying to accuse the Prophet SAW Selim that he came to preach the message of another god other than the one that they know because for them, who they worshipped was the god of Ibrahim. So they wanted to frame the prophets or sell them or depict him as someone who
came with to call people invite people to worship another God. Again, just like today, some Christians try to claim that Muslims invite to the worship of a different god, other than the to God, Allah subhanaw taala. So they said, Yeah, Mohammed insulinotropic, back on Muhammad, what is the lineage of your God?
What is the ancestry of your God? Again, mockery, right?
Allah Subhana Allah revealed the surah
See, call who Allah Who Had Allah
this is who Allah is that what you think it's not even the way you asking? That's how you will relate to Allah subhanho wa Taala Okay, it's time for Aisha Zachman la Hara and again, evening that's going to be
from here to Ramadan. Yeah, we're going to do it before for Asia, starting at seven sharp, but in the latter Allah. Now I'd recommend you download the PDF. And
inshallah we're just going to follow this kind of style. We read comment, then we take some freestyle JazakAllah mas Allah Messina. Mahamadou it was heavy