The Monumental Tafsir As Saa’idi #4
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welcome to light you are
welcome to our fourth session in this series, which is the field
from the beautiful to see over Imam Abdullah Sadek model and again we take an easy approach by starting from soup to nuts rather than starting from what number
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I would say we expanded on the commentary on the last truce three sores on the Quran, due to the importance due to the profound message in them that is relevant to the daily life of every Muslim and spiritual well being and because of the sort of frame your experience with ALLAH SubhanA wa
and now we are going to go to our basic approach reading the Arabic text the English translation and then at the end of the Salah will give a very short commentary trying to draw very simple and practical lessons. So we go into solids caffeine
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Bismillah AR Rahman AR Rahim
Surah Caffee rune that is say to the disbelievers openly proclaiming in plain language. I do not worship what you worship. This is a disavowal of what they used to worship besides Allah, both outwardly and inwardly. Well, Antrim I'll be doing the Adam a philosophy Camilla is here at for Eva to come the whole muttering mokhtari anatomy Shakila to seminar in bladder, so Mikado Danica the doulas are wider than me will do before any withstanding either another Erica Tsawwassen Zima when he had made this available for the pain, or for Salah Vina point if attain so called Ella Khun Dino Cambodia de cada Tada we'll call on Yamaha Shakeela J. And Tom berry when an airman one a very mean
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Nor do you worship what I worship, because of your lack of sincerity towards Allah and worshiping Him, for your worship of Him is accompanied by polytheism and cannot be called worship. These ideas are repeated in this surah. In the first instance, I a two to three to negate any such action on the part of either group. And in the second instance, I have four to five, to confirm that it cannot happen and that this attitude is well entrenched in both parties. Then the following verse clearly distinguishes between the two groups, to you be your religion, and to me my religion. This is like the verses in which Allah says, say everyone acts according to His disposition, his own disposition.
And if they reject you, they then say, my deeds are mine and your deeds are yours, you are not accountable for what I do, nor am I accountable for what you do.
So So let's be careful when it comes to or establishes a principle which is known in an
overall atomic Shirky. What actually he which is this vowel of
denial and have shipped, associating partners with Allah in worship, because Islam has two parts, affirmation of the truth, which is the unity of Allah subhanaw taala, the oneness, his sole right to be worshipped, which is in solid, and floss.
Will who Allah who I had, this is the affirmation when you say, this is when you say in the shahada Illa Allah is no to God there is no one worshipped in truth. But Allah you are affirming that Allah has the sole right to be worshipped, but there isn't the negation part, which is the disavow that there is no other thing that deserves to be worshipped.
There is nothing that
is worth worshiping other than Allah. So this Salah is about this kind of this a battle of the disbelievers dissociating from them, and not compromising on the distinction between faith between belief and disbelief.
In a world like the world we live in today where political correctness being being politically correct sugarcoating words, not taking strong stances, this becomes very problematic as a general tendency among society where people just want to sort of, you know, brush these differences under the carpet highlight the similarities. There is a context for that, when
circumstances get extremely tough for the believers, they are allowed not to, you know, emphasize distinction from others. And this is something that is well established by the scholars. But that's an exception. The general rule is that belief should not be mixed with disbelief specifically in the core of the religion, worshiping Allah has managed to enter the story behind the solar is that the kuffaar of Quraysh after they have tried so many things to dissuade the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam them from his call to monitor use them to to hate to the worship of Allah alone, but the prophets of salaam persisted and remain, remain consistent with his that he never changed it.
They got to a point they said, You know what, if we don't get over we want let's just make him you know, step down a little bit. Tone down his Dawa.
You can call to the worship of Allah but don't, you know, call against the worship of other than Allah. Don't put down our faith. You have your faith we have all faith, you can worship Allah but don't talk about our gods don't emphasize or point out the falseness of our belief and our way of life.
But you know, the relationship between the truth and falsehood has to be emphasized in all its aspects. You cannot fully emphasize the truth without pointing out it's opposite especially when it's opposite has supporters has helped us as helpers has some followers you need to emphasize that so
so they came to the Prophet Muhammad and they thought you know what, let's reach a middle point and middle grounds
we will not fight you anymore. We will not talk to your companions anymore. We will not resist you anymore. But we have a good offer to
you when we win win win situation.
We worship You God you want us to worship Allah alone, we will worship Allah alone for six months. How good is that? Sounds you know looks tempting, right? Especially after that resistance, it looks like these people are finally giving in. But this is one of the steps of Shavon Chapin pulls Wednesday legs into leg for to evil not by means of she'll evil but by good to mask the evil behind it to sugarcoat the evil. So they said we worship gods for six months. How is that for a start? Something given the provinces I didn't expect from them. Right? But that comes at a price as well. You know, equality, equality, you are a human being you have your rights. We are human beings, we
have our rights, you have your way. And we have a way right what makes your lifestyle better than our lifestyle.
Both of them are lifestyles we seek equating the good with the evil equating falsehood with truth.
These are not equal. These are not equal. And that's the problem when we live from a modern perspective, it seems every lifestyle has its own merits. And all of them are on equal footing. No, no, there is one thing about modernity, it has again pushed to the side.
The criterion of good and evil
your path has its merit it has its rights. And our our our path has its merits and rights, our preferences as well. What makes you you're way better than our way so we worship you God six months, you worship our gods six months. What's the big deal? Right? That's, that's a very good solution. It works for everyone.
The thing is, it's not between us and you. This is all about Allah.
This is all about Allah, you either worship Allah alone or your audio, or you fail to do that. You can't mix the truth with falsehood, you get falsehood. Similarly, in physical terms, if you bring water with some contaminated liquid with ink, let's say,
half water, half ink, mix them together, do you get ink and water? No, it all turns more more of the color of the ink right blue or black or red. That's exactly what happens with pure monotheism. It either stands alone, and that's the only time that is valid and accepted. The moment you mix it with its opposite, you have ruined it, you have destroyed it, you have nullified it, and no longer count. So you worship Allah six months, then you worship other than Allah six months, that has nothing to do with Islam. It's either 100% in
or 100%. Out. That's how it works.
And this is, we could actually draw lessons from that as well. There is no area in your life, where you are a Muslim and another area in your life, where you are not a Muslim, you're just a human being, in that sense, as if the concept of humanity is, is disconnected from Islam. Again, all of these are terminology, this kind of terminology humans invented, to create,
you know, to create islands of ideas and separate them when these are actually interconnected. So don't let the terminology for you don't be captive to words and language. Search for the truth of the matter search for realities, realities, humanity was created to worship Allah, that's what humanity is about. This is what human life is about. This is what this world is about. It's not like humans, we're living life. Then God came into the picture and said, You know what you should worship Me.
This is, you know, this is what the modern narrative suggests, in very subtle terms. But that's not how it is. There was no humanity, there was no life. There was no path.
Allah brought that into existence for worship. So life exists because of worship.
So there is nothing about life, there's no meaning for life, or anything in life without Allah subhanaw taala being the ultimate goal in that there's no meaning.
So they came to the Prophet SAW Selim, they said, you know, let's make a compromise. We worship You, God, you want us to worship Allah, we worship Allah for six months, but you worship our gods for six months. That's a very good deal. No war, peace, no issues, no fights.
I will say, again, in that, it might seem to be like a very exposed argument for us today. But we have a lot of similar arguments and offers to Muslims today.
And they're more tempting why because they are.
They are immersed in our life and the dynamics of our lives. So we can't tell them as we tell that distant historical fact, which is exposed now. You know, we live in a time it's very hard to tell the trends, the issues, the problems, because you are immersed in them, you blind it to them, we have a lot of offers to compromise our religion, we have a lot. And part of that those who call themselves progressive Muslims, when they are completely in regression.
These people, you know, have launched an attack on the reality of the truth of Islam, they try to maintain certain external aspects of Islam.
While you know, killing this spirit and the reality of everything,
and they are just a step. They are just a step in a lengthy process. And you know, last month I warned us against the steps of SharePoint, meaning you should not judge a thing by itself. Everything is part of a context, everything is part of a process. So don't judge a thing by itself. Look at what's before it, look at what's after it. A lot of people who you know, start worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, they start falling off, and they start, you know, getting off track by one by doing something that is seemingly good by itself. But if you look at the trend that it's establishing, or the direction that is it's pulling the person in, you know, that's a step in the
wrong direction. That's how you have to view it, rather than look at it in isolation. So again, Islam is all about worshipping Allah
Do you cannot compromise on that?
There is no compromise the profit is almost clear, Allah emphasized, be clear and hear what Allah says, What are we doing? And you are not worshiping what I worship. It doesn't mean or that I don't want you to worship but it means in that kind of suggestion that you're saying, Oh, we worship Allah for six months. That's not a worship of Allah. That's not that's an empty claim. That's an empty worship. It's not true. It's more of a compass compromise. It's not a true devotion to Allah True Devotion is over Allah to Allah is that you'll give him his rights but you're just doing that as a political maneuver. So it doesn't work doesn't count it has no reality
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Bismillah AR Rahman AR Rahim Surah to co author here Allah subhanaw taala say says to His Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam reminding him of his favorites to Him. Verily We have granted you all Muhammad, abundance, I will co author that is much goodness and great favours among which is what Allah will grant to His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the Day of Resurrection of the river, which is called a Lakota. He will also grant him the cistern I'll help the length of which is a month journey, as is its with its water is wider than milk and sweeter than honey. And its vessels are like the stars of the sky, in their number and brightness. Whoever takes one sip from it will
never ever thirst again.
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better, he was sure he will surely be.
Having mentioned his favors to him, he commands him to give thanks for them as he says, So pray to your Lord and offer your sacrifice to him alone. These two acts of worship are singled out for mention because they are among the best and greatest acts of worship that bring one closer to Allah. In prayer one feels humility before Allah and shows it physically for prayer demonstrates submission and servitude to him. In the case of sacrifice, one draws closer to Allah with the best of quality with the best quality of sacrificial animals that one possesses, giving wealth that one has a neutral natural inclination to love and want to keep to himself to oneself.
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Verily it is the one who hates you. That is the one who despises you criticizes you and shows disrespect towards you, who is cut off from all goodness for his deeds will cease and no one will remember him. As for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is the one who is perfect in the true sense of the word who is to attain all that is possible of perfection in the case of a created being such as high renown and large number of supporters and followers.
so sort of Goethe is the shortest surah in the Quran, but it's true
distinctly it is titled and cofell which is abundance. There's a beautiful hint here that abundance is not necessarily linked to volume and quantity
it's not necessarily this is the shortest store on the Quran Yet Allah COVID Alcocer the abundance of co author and that's a very interesting let's take linguistic
co author comes from the same root as caffeine. Caffeine is what so much of something right and you have so much of something or too much of something you say you can feel casual Keturah to become abundant to have a lot of something casual cathedra right, so much in abundance often Kafeel
interestingly, and we're gonna come to this so I'm not gonna I don't think we reach it today. Probably, but allawah at a careful sort of careful I'll have more careful. And how can we take capital comes from the same route at Tech careful from Katha Allah.
Careful to catalysts to compete, to compete in getting more accumulating more, making more of this worldly life. And it's a good comparison between both because Allah chose to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and CO with them but not too careful. Allah gave him cofell which is abundance but abundance in quality, which we tend to call Baraka. Baraka, Allah blesses something along with so much goodness and something, even if it's small, it's not about the quantity, but it's about if you like the quality, so Allah Subhan Allah says to Prophet Muhammad, and Allah loves COVID Federal olives to give her water and the believer should seek a co author, not a Takato the Prophet Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah azza wa jal just got anywhere. Hamlet didn't kiss Assa O Allah make the provision of the family household Oh, Mohamed KEF just the basics. Why, because in these basics, there is what there is cofell there is enough Baraka, it covers your needs, and it just puts you in a position to fulfill your mission in this life. And that's what it's meant. That's the optimal combination in this life. Whereas it McArthur it distracts you from your mission having a lot and that's what today's world teaches us. Today's world teaches us technical Allah in our condemns it yet this is the culture today and a lot of us teach it even in the name of Islam. In
even in the name of Islam, there's nothing about having wealth possessing wealth. In the religion of Islam, some many some of the companions were actually very rich. Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu was a businessman. And he was rich man, I'm not a fan scene and ramen noodles. So hi, but oh me himself as well. So many of the companions were actually merchants and they made a lot of money. But the thing is,
if you read the life of boba kabhi, Allahu Arnhem, or with man or any of the companions, you would not find that making money occupies, you know, a lot of space in their life.
They were just blessed by Allah subhanaw taala, they did what a person needs to do to you know, make a living to build the business, they did that. But it did not occupy them to a point where it distracted them, or it took from their focus on Allah subhana WhatsApp.
And that's how a believer should be. That's the difference between it's sometimes it's a very subtle nuance, but you have a lot of Muslims today. Now.
With this spirit of entrepreneurship, we're emphasizing so much about wealth. And they would quote some true statements from the early generations like from Abdullah Al Mubarak, Abdullah Mubarak, by the way, he was a rich man. And he would
he would find that finance a lot of the other competitors that look the other tab in the famous ones like Sofia and authority and others, you would actually provide, he would
take care of them financially, so that they focus on knowledge.
And he used to do business but his life was what was all about knowledge about worship, and about spreading the truth and about teaching the truth, learning the truth, and about worshipping Allah subhanaw taala day and night. So, so there is a difference. He would say that it's he said Lulu had a man Letterman, then Bina.
alimony. You can
see he would basically say had it not been for this wealth that we have in our people.
in positions of power would have used us, you know, as, as a rugby to wipe dust with that would have used us basically, people of knowledge. And every person of power would actually seek people of opinion makers, right? People have knowledge, people have expertise, use them to their end, whether it's a worldly science, like, and that's a big issue today, there's a lot of scientific research that has a lot of political agenda behind it. And this is where a lot of the financing comes in.
And you would find, again, people of power would try to use scholars of the religion to justify what they do to give credibility to their, to their plans and their actions. So all of that is what they focus on tech, if you're not careful, not ultimatum, yes, get a job, do a do business. But if your life becomes all about money, and wealth and business to the point that you're compromising on your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala, and you foregoing your share in the Hereafter, then there is a need to revisit your priorities. And, again, hamdulillah in Islam, you can actually make your work and your business, if you can figure it your rights, you can actually put it in complete alignment
with worshiping Allah that it becomes part of your mission. It doesn't become a job or just a means for making money, it becomes a contribution and a great act of worship in that sense. So I'll come from Allah Subhan, Allah gave a proverb, Amazon, there is a beautiful structure in this surah where Allah says, and it's pointed out by Romans Sadie, he says, Allah subhanaw taala names his paper on the prophet is on him that he has given you a call for Allah has given all the this abundance, this qualitative abundance in the life of the crop Salam in this world and in the next, including, you know, the pond, or the spring that Allah is going to give Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem on the day of
judgment where the believers will drink from this, and it has so its special qualities. That's just one of the prime examples of that. But there is a lot the Quran is part of our culture, the blessings of the Quran, the life that Allah gave to Prophet Muhammad on selling the companions that Allah gave to Prophet Muhammad SAW THE best among the humanity. This is part of a Lakota the rich life in terms of contribution in terms of sacrifice in terms of achievement that pleases Allah subhanaw taala. This was given to Prophet Muhammad Salah was the best among the best share on the Day of Judgment is the OMA that will be treated the best by Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of
Judgment, the OMA that came last in terms of history, but will be the first to enter Jannah all of this is part of our culture. So we should seek a coefficient become a lifestyle for the believer in our coin, aka alcohol. For selenia Rob became one hell so Allah gives you the favor. So what you should do, you should be thankful to what you respond with gratitude, with being devout to Allah subhanaw taala it's not a transactional process. You can never pay Allah back, no matter what you do. You know, there was some of the ratios from the companions. I think it's
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Yes, he said that on the Day of Judgment.
Allah would bring the person and would say to this person
who worshiped Allah's penalty Anna for all his life, sorry, this was
one from Venezuela was on an island, you worship Allah for 16 years. He had no distractions. He was on an island living by himself, he would pray at night, faster day, and just remember Allah all his time, and he had like a tree that would give him fruits and he had the food he had security. So he just had nothing in his life but worshipping Allah, and a date in mind and every type of worship you could think of. So the Prophet SAW, Selim actually mentioned that on the Day of Judgment, he will be brought. And Allah will ask this person at a total agenda at MBM, and you think you will enter paradise through your actions or by My Mercy, and a man looks at 60 years of his life without any
distraction without any like falling to any temptation or anything. And you thought, Oh Allah, be behind money, by by actions, like it's 60 years of hard work. Again, there's a human tendency to get proud of our work to get attached to count on our work or our deeds. So Allah subhanaw taala will say, Okay, let's since
It's going to be transactional.
Let's do a transactional. So Allah Subhan, Allah says to the angels, bring the worship of 60 years, put it on one side of the scale, and then bring just one gift from Allah, which is the gift of eyesight, being able to see. But on the other day, forget about everything else, forget about the heart, beating the lungs, breathing, the kidneys, working, the brain, working the ears, the et cetera, renaming just the eyes, bring that as a blessing from Allah on the other side of the scale.
And it you know, the scale leans obviously, towards the eyesight. So the worship of 60 years, literally was nothing small, it was more like a feather. So when this worshippers saw that, again, this is about something that's going to happen on the day of judgment, He says, The RFP bureaucratic intergender by us, knowing that you can never pay a lot back.
Because even the worship that you are offering, you know, everything in this is from Allah, like we call it, metaphorically, Your Worship, but in reality, it's from Allah, the body using to worship of Allah, the mind you're using to worship is from Allah, the time, the energy, everything is from Allah. So you actually you're not giving away anything from yourself, you're just directing back what Allah gave you, you're directing it to him, and even this choice is a gift from Allah. So you literally own nothing that so. So that's again, you know, we should be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala, Allah bless you. So the response is for Saudi Arabia, we can pray, be thankful 100 Again, the
slaughter and the sacrifice, these are two great, great acts of worship. What is the outcome of this, this is a process the outcome in naturally occur, who will ever tell, but those who oppose you, those who speak ill of you, they will be cut off, there's no continuation, they don't have a legacy. They don't have a real cause. They're just wasting themselves in this life. And in the next and that means you mentioned it will continue That's it. That's how Allah pays you back as well. You are thankful Allah is more thankful because one of the names of Allah is a shepherd
that again tells us you know what our priorities are in life and this should be the spirit through which we you know, travel through this life Surah Timon that zero so what's in their own way Akia slab of manga Rahim Allah eater Lily you can be will be Dean whether they can be on your team. But I have one skin for where you live or saline and masala teams their own and Latina on your own and I am known as your gyro them and we Metallica who come to
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saw on our own Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim here ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada criticizes those who fail to fulfill their duties towards him and towards his slaves. Have you seen the one who denies the Last Judgement? That is He denies the resurrection and the Requital. So he does not believe in what the messengers taught. Such is the one who drives away the orphan that is he pushes him away with violence and harshness, and does not show compassion towards him, because of his hard heartedness and because he does not hope for any reward or fear of any punishment.
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and does not urge others to feed the needy. So it is more likely that he will not feed any poor person himself. So woe to those who pray that is those who pray regularly but they are heedless regarding their prayer. That is they are negligent concerning it. And they do not pray on time or do the movements of the prayer properly. This is because of their lack of concern about the Command of Allah for the neglect of prayer.
which is the most important act of worship and the best of deeds that will bring one closer to Allah. And being heedless regarding the prayer is something for which a person deserves blame and criticism. As for making mistakes in the prayer, this is not regarded as heedlessness, because it is something that happens to everyone and even happened to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he heard that was of Allahu Allah even RIA he will ask what you are doing on your own. I'm really actually in this way I am now on my own I am not gonna call a shady lady. Oh and LG Righetti. I will hibbity can tell we will see when we direct the majority that will be when the rehab was Santa
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Hence, Allah describes these people as showing off being hard hearted and lacking compassion. As he says, Those who make a show of piety. They do good deeds in order to be seen by people yet withhold small kindnesses. That is they refuse to give things that will not cause the giver much either by way of lending or giving, such as vessels, buckets, hammers and the like, which people usually lend or give away and are generous with. But these people because of their great stinginess, withhold small kindnesses so how about anything that is more than that? If you had to hit Shula, I'll have to either economy a team you will miss working with Leliana dyadic or Murata. Salatu will Maha Allah to
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This surah is urging people to show kindness towards orphans and the needy, and to encourage others to do likewise, to pay attention to the prayer and pray regularly. And to be sincere in one's prayer and in all one's deeds. It also urges people to do acts of kindness by doing small things, such as lending vessels, buckets, books, and the like. Because Allah criticizes those who do not do that, and Allah subhanaw taala knows best what is correct. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Before we just comment on the swap at that election is going to be in a couple of minutes. So if you have your other apps on, please make sure that they are in silence, because a lot of them go off during the class and they just become a source of disturbance, the alarm goes off and Chihuahua will be called in the masjid. So that's the your app, make sure it's on silent.
We'll see how this works and show all
sorts of Now one very interesting thing about the song is that it shows that
versus evil talking about good
is in essence, one thing.
Primarily cannot be compromised, cannot be compartmentalized in the sense cannot be segmented cannot be segment. The spirit of good, the essence of good, the substance of good is one if it's in the heart of there is goodness in the art, it flows out and it translates. But if there is only selective after the occasion of good. So you find the person is has so much goodness in one area but they have this, I would say
this malevolent nature of evil nature in other areas, then it tells you there is there's an absence of good in them. And the good side of them is there for pragmatic reasons. So how so Allah Subhan Allah to add a highlight
is saying Haven't you looked? Haven't you seen those who disbelieve those who reject those who deny
the Day of Judgment then they overcome us they have.
So denial of the Day of Judgment is never an innocent position.
And when you struggle with this,
intellectually like any
you find this, how come there's a lot of good people in the world who don't believe in the hereafter that shows you're operating on a faulty system
on a faulty system, and this is not a call to denigrate other human beings, etc, no, but it is an invitation to understand how things really work. Because again, part of, you know, destroying Islam, which is a battle has been, which has been going since the day Adam was created. And it's perpetual, till the last day in existence in this world, the existence.
One of the most dangerous traditions, attacks are the subtle ones that infiltrate and destroy and not add Islam from inside where people don't realize this. So they start to substitute
the true understanding of Islam by something else thinking that this is what Islam talks about. So ALLAH SubhanA, Allah is saying our itinerary you can deal with been, haven't you seen those who didn't die the day of reckoning.
This is not an innocent position. Because the very nature of humans, the very nature of humans is the first app goes off
humans were created to worship Allah. Somebody might say what if they don't know Allah, or they don't know the path of Allah or they were brought up in a place where there is no
proper education about Allah. Allah didn't only equip humans, with the will and the drive. This is the prime drive in humanity. By the way.
Every other drive, every other desire eventually actually branches out from this.
So the prying drive, the major drive, and motivational power in humans is actually towards Allah to worship Allah.
So what if a person grows up in a place where there's no knowledge of Allah or there's no correct knowledge of Allah, Allah didn't only equip humans with that drive or that orientation towards Allah, but Allah also put in humans,
to find out about Allah when there is no enough nutrition for that the same mechanism works with your nutrition.
Your body seeks good nutrition. How so? In the form of what hunger and thirst, your heart has hunger and thirst for Allah for connection with Allah for knowing Allah for loving Allah, for exercising this love of Allah and acting on it. That's the natural state just like your system, your
seeks that food and gives you the pangs of hunger and thirst, the same thing your heart gives you nudges you, it gives you that pain, that anxiety,
or not given what I need.
That is the fundamental part of your existence. It's more intrinsic to you, it's more native to you. It's deeper in you that hunger and thirst.
So it don't so in your hunger and thirst, you are seeking that nutrition. But if there is no nutrition, you will start to search for it. The same thing applies to your heart when there is no true knowledge of Allah authentic knowledge of Allah, your heart seeks to knowledge so starts looking around and searching.
So the person is not searching.
The person is not searching for the truth you were created for that truth with capital T, you seek it naturally. If the person doesn't have it in their life, and they don't embrace it, and it's not there around them, and they're not seeking it. Okay, there is something about the goodness that has been replaced by evil. They're human nature has been violated deep down.
This is a state of disease. This is a state of evil. This is a serious state
for money. Now, in today's way of thinking we say oh, you know, people just you know, develop ideas, build philosophies, and he happened to grow up in this place. And these are the philosophies that are there and that's it.
Well, if you look around
and there are many
Stories of people whose foot run that's what we're talking about football with what is the need to connect with Allah to love Allah to know Allah, and to seek the knowledge of Allah when the knowledge is not there.
So, you will find stories of many people who grew up in environments where either there is no knowledge of Allah and no worship of Allah, Oh, there is false and corrupt knowledge about Allah and about the path to Allah, you will find that these people would experience this this ease in their heart, this anxiety in their heart, they're not content, they feel the thirst, the void, that's the footrot, the goodness, original goodness is is intact, has not been corrupted,
has not been corrupted. So
so when a person so it's, it can never be an innocent position, that a person does not believe in Allah, it cannot be an innocent position.
It cannot be an innocent position when someone is content with other than the truth, which is the true religion that was sent to all prophets and messengers, and only the authentic form of it.
That's not an innocent position. If someone is just comfortable where they are. Without this, then they have betrayed their human nature. And you might think, Oh, they just grew up, you are function a lot of oftentimes we are functioning on, on a view of human nature as if humans are robots, they are empty, you fill them up with fill them up with information. And that information, you know, built their lifestyle and their desires and their orientation. No, there is a basic default system that's already there. So when you give a feed or nutrition that runs against that system, that system pushes back, that's a sign of health. That's a sign of spiritual health. When the person has
accepted the poison, and they don't resist it anymore, they have given in, they have given up on their human nature, they have betrayed their nature, they have given up themselves, and they have succumb to temptation, any kind of temptation. So it's not in essence.
But there is one case where someone you could say, you know,
indict or condemn someone who has not found the truth
is when they are searching for it, when they are looking for it, they still experiencing the anxiety, the spiritual hunger and thirst of not knowing the truth. I think today all social media was had this news of this Orthodox priest or Christian
agronomist is a priest. Yeah, he's a priest, Orthodox priest in the US, who just declared his Islam is jihad. And that's an example hopefully in sha Allah, may Allah give him for that and make him firm on the deen on the truth and give him sincerity.
This is an example of someone who had a rich tradition of so much information about Allah how to worship Allah, but again, you know, the, the handle of human corruption seeped into that through many centuries, for many reasons. Right. But his fitrah was not taking that in
was not taken. So again, that's what we did. Goodness is that's what good and evil we we have to understand what good really means and what evil really means. We have come to define this. This is probably the most basic definition in human to human life and the human experience that you must get right because if you get it wrong, you know you will be misguided from Allah. What is really good. There are many things that we call good in this life that are not actually good, but they are kind.
They are kind they are sweet, gentle, we're confusing taste our immediate corrupted taste for what for the true definition of what's good and evil. What's good is what aligns with the will of Allah there's no other definition to good no no other definition. What evil is, is what does not comply with what Allah loves.
That's it. That's what it boils down to. But we have many ways to relate to that oftentimes its taste
okay, so right under the you can deal with Dean, do you look at the person who does not believe on the day in the Day of Judgment, whether or not what does Allah say these people? Their reality is, but again, it shows itself in many ways in different degrees because life is
complex and I'm gonna explain that in a bit. Allah says this person will push away the orphan as they ask for help. So they don't have true kindness and love for others.
But you might say, you know, there are a lot of people are content with their ways which are not. They're not worship Allah alone, but these people do a lot of charity and goodness, you know, you're just seeing one side of their life.
Why are they doing this goodness?
It's definitely coming from their football, but you will find it seductive.
You will find that these people care so much about animal rights, when their labor is dying and suffering that they don't even care about it.
There are people who fight for
animal rights when in certain environments, these animals are killing humans are attacking humans. And they don't care about the casualties of that. They say, No, these are animals, they have feelings, and we should care for them. What about the casualties, the deaths that were caused by these age.
And this has no place that shows you this kind of feel good feelings is not genuine. It's it's part of a twisted mentality. There is some kind of benefits satisfaction, it could be emotional satisfaction, but it's it's it's out of balance. It's out of balance, we tend to do that. And we need to as well to be mindful of something about today's well, and this happens in every in every time every culture, you know, when a culture is dominant, it does very well in PR beautifies itself sugarcoats itself deceives because it has power, one of the biggest manipulators of human perception is power. You don't realize how we humans can see to power,
we would be convinced by someone just because of the power they have any any kind of power, even social power, even charisma,
we wouldn't be convinced of what they say even when it doesn't make sense. And we don't know ways. We don't know it's a human weakness.
so Allah subhanaw taala says, Those who don't believe in the Day of Judgment,
they don't do good. And when they do good, it's not coming from when they do something that is seemingly good. If you are able to trace it back, if you were to trace it back to its roots in them, you would find that there is something that is not good that is coming from from a core that's not good.
And the good that's in it is a remnant of their football, but they're using it selectively
for certain things.
When I have one up on the screen, and they don't, this person does not encourage others to help again, the poor to feed the poor, let alone themselves, they're not doing that. And you will find them care about human rights in certain countries, but not in other countries. So they would bother about
chart. Again, I'm just gonna give a very extreme unrealistic example. But you know what I'm hinting at, right? Because I don't want to get myself in trouble as well.
You will find some human rights activist who really cry and whine and make campaigns about children in our country, you're not getting enough chocolates, where other children are being killed and abused and bombarded by their own government, by the government of these activists themselves, and they never think about it, it doesn't even occur to them, you know, that these are even human beings? How is that good? In any sense.
So we need to develop this kind of critical view of you know, what school today, you know, civility, civilization itself, etc. Be careful, it's very selective, it's, it's very showing, it's very showing.
And I'm not saying there's no good there is good, but that's a remnant of fistula and it's, it's mixed with a lot of evil, and it's completely out of balance.
We will deal more solanine and let me know, Allah says water those who pray who have committed to prayer but they don't observe it those among them who are Muslims or pretend to be Muslims or committed to being a Muslim, you will find that they actually have no motivation to truly give Allah His ways. So when they pray, prayer is something that they have to do either for image for show or for any other reason but it's not the right reason which is devotion to Allah and you know, devotion to Allah subhanaw taala and loving it on your own. These people would do good things or they create a shop. That's why they do a lot of the good they that's one reason they do the good they do.
There's a lot of shop there's a lot of shop
There's a lot of us being civilized.
There's a lot of, you know, people who do good, why? Because they think they are the superior race. And they are more civilized than others. And they work from that paradigm. And that's what they do good, but they can't say it. And sometimes they themselves have swallowed that. You know, but they don't have the moral courage to challenge their own ideas and examine them.
So it's important. Again, we're not against good, but we're not fools as well, as a believer, you're not a fool, you're not a fourth. Because oftentimes, this show is compared to the genuine pity of a Muslim who's unable to help.
And say, you see, these are good people helping humanity. And this person is just, you know, running after their own affairs, not knowing what the struggles of this person, at least this person is honest, are aware, they acknowledge their shortcomings, which is a better place, the honest one, because the show really has no value.
And learning on your own will never win. And, again, they would not give utility, what people really need when they are able to give it and doesn't cause them much. But again, they will give it when it serves them. That's the difference when it serves them but what does serve them that's where the trick is. It's not necessarily financial game. It's not necessarily political game.
Sometimes it's an emotional feeling. Sometimes it's just staunch adherence to one's own philosophy in life.
And every corrupt philosophy has some bright side some remains of good in it.
Sometimes doing it for again, the superiority of a specific population or race or background or culture.
So Allah subhanaw taala he takes us behind all these scenes and tells us the reality of the light exposes that corrupt humanity that good is good.
Good is one thing but again translates at different levels of the human experience in these ways.
So good without worshipping Allah good without seeking Allah subhanaw taala No, there is something there. There is something else there. And on the Day of Judgment, Allah says Wellsley them efforts to know what's hidden in the chests will be exposed. That's the day when everything will be clarified.
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Allah destroyed those who intended ill towards them and increased respect for the harem and its people in the hearts of the Arabs, so that they held them in high esteem and would not want to cause any harm to them during any journey they wanted to undertake. Therefore, Allah commanded them to give thanks saying, Let them worship the Lord of this house. That is let them affirm his oneness and devote worship sincerely to him alone, who has fed them against hunger and has secured them against fear. Plentiful provision, provision and security against fear are among the greatest of all.
worldly blessings that require gratitude to Allah subhana wa Tala or Allah to you be praised, and thanks for your blessings, both visible and invisible. Allah specifically mentions that he is the Lord of the house, by way of honoring it. Otherwise he is the Lord of all things
sort of a shear against link to the sort of action. That's actually before it sort of can feel. I believe everyone knows the context of sort of view, but And here again,
as a reminder for all it was sent in, so it addresses the people of voyage with the favors of Allah upon them, and that they should be grateful, we should be grateful to Allah, that's the natural response to any favorite, any gift, that's the healthy response of a good person, of a person who has a good heart is that when fever is given to them, they are grateful, not that they are acting in not that they act in denial, or they, they are the act ungratefully This is a sign that there is some again, evil in the heart.
So Allah reminds them of his favorites.
And here the favorites are, when Allah enabled them to travel, again, every time of the heat of the summer, they would travel to natural Syria, a show where they would do trades and where the weather is mild, not as hot, as in the Arabian Peninsula.
And so again, it would be a source of a lot of joy for them,
travel etc, and business and a pleasant climate or weather and allow me to travel safe for them. They don't have to worry about bandits, robbers on the highways and things like that, it was relatively safe, and they weren't respected again, by the other Arab tribes surrounding them on their path. So they would not right word like the religious leaders of the Arabs, the people looked up to them, people would not mess with them, because again, that religious prestige presented all of the Arabs, so they didn't want to disrupt that kind of structural system. And they would also again, so they would buy a lot of goods to trade with from a sham, again, coming in contact maybe with
goods from Egypt, goods from Persia, and also from Europe.
And then they would, in the, in the winter, go to,
to Yemen, and against Yemen, there was
you know, the ships with would sail and travel a lot to India and China, and bring spices and different types of goods that were not present in the Arab Arab region. So again, they would buy goods from there and make business. So this is why college flourished. So Allah reminded them of his failures upon them.
And that they should be grateful, they should be thankful we should not act in denial, and the ingredients to this, these great blessings of Allah subhanaw taala and every person, every human being and every people, they have their special blessings from Allah subhanaw taala. You know, today for again, I don't know why I'm just, you know, hitting get political correctness a lot, but it seems to be bothering me.
You know, the woman has dawned on him Allah to Allah degree, you know, Muslim, Andalusi, and thinker and scholar, he wrote in the Mocha demon, he would actually speak about the general traits of every race.
This was helpful for dealing with different races. Now, if we talk about race, automatically, you're labeled as racist. But again, I understand there's a context here, and there is a lot of bad history here. But again, we need to develop our uniqueness where, well, again, away from all the political gains and losses and all of these considerations. Allah subhanaw taala gave different races, different gifts, different merits, and different as well, different weaknesses. That's part of the test of this dunya there's no race that's, that's better than another race. And this is why in Islam, the whole concept of races rolling away in the background,
and it should not be an issue. It should not be an issue. And period. It's done when, and again due to the history of the of the West with
the issue of race and with specifically with slavery that should not, you know, set the standards for how we deal with racism. So once we have our standards, we have standards and we need to hold ourselves, you know, accountable.
I have faith from Allah's power. And anyone who violates that violates the rights of the last month. It's not a matter of choice. It's not matter of matter of preference.
The whole concept of race should be pushed back to the background of the prophets of salaam says there will be an agenda one way or the
top one, there is no merit, there is no advantage for Arab overnight or non Arab or an Arab except with.
That's what what is it is
one of the background the person comes from whatever race they come from, they have all the rights and the dignity of the human being. And as much as they adhere to Islam and Islam, they deserve our loyalty and our love, period.
Our standards are clear. Are we living up to those standards? No, for the most part, we're falling short. But the solution to this kind of
violation that you will find among Muslims, it's not what you'll find in the west today. Because if you check any kind of violation against humanity, especially at a big scale,
it's starts taking different shapes.
It starts taking different shapes, rather than being removed, when there are people benefiting from it.
So slavery was just reconfigured.
And more people are slaves today than were in the past.
But in more seemingly pleasant ways,
and we should, we should think link things together, don't take our mental illnesses connected to that personal struggle is meant to that the destruction of the family and marriages is linked to that.
Many people are unable to feed themselves on their children, it's linked to that capitalism is linked to that the financial situation, all of that is, again, we tend to be lost in the details.
But people were given false promise of promise of being an employee and getting a job and, you know, and getting away from the true responsibilities and their true position and the true family structure. And they were given the promise of prosperity. But again, this was a very thin layer of pleasant sweet stuff. And now after the COVID-19, and all that stuff, you know, they put their foot down.
We've come in contact, but it seems like things are actually getting worse and are gonna get worse. And this kind of political correctness and sugarcoating of the bits of reality of humanity today is not going to hold for so long.
So what's the solution to that hold on to the truth embracing truth know the truth first because you can't embrace it without knowing it? As long as you look at Islam through modern Western paradigms and philosophy philosophies, you're not understanding of Islam you're not
you're not a lot of people are taking what you have especially what they're teaching in a lot of the humanities today which just completely messed up and they are just casting doubt on Islam I think that's what Islam is thinking the definition of equality of justice of have all of those beautiful times take rather enforcing them on Islam from a twisted perspective.
And then we want Allah Satsang to help us and we think we're going to wait we're going to be muslims like that.
And inshallah so this is it for today's baraka for reading we'll take a few questions and Charlotte's Allah please keep them to the top
okay so how yeah seemingly good things are actually have behind them only something bad that's actually quite a common story. The clear example is what we have inside Buhari from Abdullah Bernard vessel the Allah when he said
that people for 10 centuries or 10 generations after Adam were upon to heat the worship of Allah alone.
Then the devil's chirping came to them and said, you know, these righteous people they died. You need something to remind you of them and they're example
What we tend to do today when you know, to the Muslims who become
famous and celebrities, we have a lot of good individuals handled today in the Muslim ummah, we're actually becoming celebrities, and they're having a good impact. But we idolize them. We the masses idolize them, and we become a fitna for them and for ourselves. We want to know their private life, you have no right to know about their private life and you shouldn't be concerned with that. You will want to know what they eat for breakfast. That's not what they heard is what their heart is good. That's not what they righteous Muslim.
I want to know, you know,
you know, how many children they have, what the names of their children are, or what
you know, how many? How big is their house, that shape on taking you on that path? Okay, so she then came to whispered to those people, you know, these good people, you need something to remind you of them. So what if you you know, carve images of them? So at least when you see them, you're reminded of their righteousness? And thus you're inspired seems to be good. So they did that
generation past the second generation and this new generations who are these people are these people were righteous ones and they were so special on there was so great Shubin as well came in. So they exaggerate, they idolize them, to the point that they became super human beings, almost half gods, they have special connection to Allah, we can't attain that except through them. So we go to their statues. And, you know, we ask Allah through them, eventually ended up these being more of, you know, the sub gods. Right, and they worship them.
A lot of that happens. I mean, today, I ran away from modern examples, I don't want to put myself in, in trouble again, because, you know, again, speaking without
just on an ad hoc basis, like that could be very problematic sometimes. But what I would say a lot of the promise that we have of civilization today, again, and things being Islamic Islam, okay, we just need to be careful, because sometimes a lot of some Muslim activists have actually fallen into, you know, what if we support this group that group their rights, because rights is a universal thing? Right? Right. So let's support them again, they will support us we will support the rights of everyone that would be good for everyone, including ourselves, this would help us what ended up happening you were violating the rights of Allah because the concept of rights has to do with good
and evil, right? Who defines
does someone have the right the public right? to transgress the limits of Allah openly to corrupt human fitrah and human nature?
You call that right? You call that right? You're going against what Allah said there?
So that's another temptation it seems good. But what is that going to lead to? Some some of those people actually have read something a few days ago about some progressive Muslims and actually, some of them some of the leading figures they started leaving Islam altogether.
So that's it's a natural progression for them. That's why they're progressing.
So hopefully this helps sisters questions, just to be fair. Okay, back to the brothers questions.
Okay, this brother who gave me questions and I thought they were good so
let me answer them I hope he's good.
How would you know if you have ego slash pride? Well, you don't need to know because you have
everyone has. Okay, so it's not whether you have an ego or not, you have a big ego, all of us.
So take this as the starting point and start your investigation from here now. And how would you eliminate it
your Ego is the Enemy Within and you can't really eliminate it, the struggle is to work against it in your life and stay consistent, that you stay on top of this conflict
as much as possible. That's the struggle.
So if you think one day you're gonna get rid of your ego and you know sleeping, now, it doesn't happen in this life you're sleeping and shall not in paradise. This is why
I believe Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu said never had any more meaning in there because
there is no rest for the believer except upon meeting Allah meeting. That's when you rest.
So you keep struggling against your ego when you think you have no ego
Ego is the biggest.
Because that's your ego, saying that making that statement.
egos like the drive like the steering wheel that your plan uses to steer you're on
the tool that you can use to control.
How would you know if you have pure intentions? And how would you purify it or them,
you can never know for sure. And that's part of the struggle you are meant to stay in that struggle. There is no like
if you check on Amazon, you won't find, you know, pure intention meter or indicator indicator. There's nothing like that.
This is part of the knowledge of the Unseen.
And a lot of the layers in new are actually
not even, you know, available fully to your knowledge.
And that's part of the consistent struggle that you are meant to Allah says look 100 Women in Santa Fe cabin, we created man
in hard work that meaning your life is about working hard to make it to Allah.
So the struggle is not going to subside, you have to stay consistent. You have to keep working, the struggle is going to be to you take your last breath.
Period. So you don't give up on that hope that one day you're going to rest in this life. This is not meant for this well, and you shouldn't in this battle against a bond you'll never put down your arms. You're always stay vigilant. You're on guard all the time, until your soul leaves to Allah subhanaw taala so how do you know you can never know for sure. You are meant to stay in that struggle so that you worship Allah and hope and fear because the moment you feel safe about your intentions, the moment Chepang got you're literally the moment you start again giving up on Allah unknowingly. So Allah knows what's good for you. Allah knows what's good for you. This is why in
America homolog to an assessment Amina Allah Allah Allah be perfect Iranian celibate, who here who ever feel safe with regards to the hearts when it comes to the relationship with Allah they feel safe and secured.
Allah will take their faith that moment away
it's not it's not the nature if you don't know the realities of faith are part of the unseen you are meant to keep struggling for them. Are you completely in the dark? No, Allah gives you some hints, some encouragement that keeps you going that gives you promise but is it a mathematical 100% No.
No, and it's not meant to be like that. Because you're not meant to again it's it's not a worldly thing things about you know things are things about Allah and about the world of the unseen they don't abide by the numbers that you have here. These numbers are for this world we like for you to get exact things measures but those things there's no measures the measures over the lawn
we said when Llahi
and Allah the cobalamin never getting
determinate without coffee had a Munia I'll come back at least if I knew that Allah truly accepted tool I can only have mine I would have no wish to stay in this like I wouldn't want to leave now. This will
be about mine. So you're meant to be in that struggle. Last question from the young sister here going
can you speak up and say the costuming?
Eagle Eagle the bird flying bird. Yeah. Ego
or ego your ego yeah
we said that ego is our sense of self. But it's enlarged. It's emphasized Shavon uses that as the steering wheel you drive.
Do you drive? You know have you ever do you ride a bicycle? So you know how you know to navigate right turn right in that shape on uses that to take you left? Which is the ego egos like this steering wheel. So that's so ego is a structure within ourselves. Shavon uses it why because this ego
is full of short term desires, desire, you know desire short term pleasures, they are meant they're meant to feed us they're meant to meant eat, survive, etc. But shaytaan uses stem to a bad use. That's really what it is. It's a short time so we'll have to let it go just Aquila and seem to Allah. So the developer is going to start off to moderate next Saturday. Pretty much inshallah just like the date.
Stop hammer is not going to help so lots of them I see them hammer do it.