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Tafseer Verses 26-40 Ankaboot at Harare, Zimbabwe
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inshallah we will be reading from verse number 26 of Suraj Blanca booth which is Surah 29 page number 532 of the Noble Quran that we have used been using
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we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala sin blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and all his companions We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless his household and to bless every single one of us, my beloved mothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking about how the followers of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam were made up of his nephew Subhan Allah and at a certain stage, his wife Sarah had accepted his message. People did not accept the message of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And from this, we learn that when you are correct, not necessarily will the majority be with you. When you are correct when you are an OB when you are sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala or when you are doing the work of Allah subhanho wa Taala calling people towards what is
right, calling people towards revelation, calling people to worship Allah in a way that Allah would like to be worshipped. You will then understand and realize that success is not gauged by numbers. Success is gauged by whether or not you fulfilled your message. And this has repeated itself in the Quran many times you convey the message and at the same time, if people follow it Alhamdulillah if they do not follow it, it might breathe your heart to a certain extent, but that does not gauge your own personal success. It is their own responsibility they are answerable to their maker, the message would have come to them.
The same applies with us when a message comes to us, we need to understand how do we react to the message when people tell us this is an innovation or this is association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala do we react in the same way that the co founder of Qureshi they acted or the people of aforetime reacted? Remember, there are two main things in your life and mind that is Schick and beta. And many people do not understand that that is the test of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So when people utter that this item is schilke, or this thing is a bit that others are shavon makes them develop a rash or a skin disease where they start scratching in a way that they swear
those who are calling them towards leaving that which is innovation, our life should rotate around searching for that which we may be doing, which is an innovation, which was not done by the prophet sallallahu Sallam in terms of acts of worship, and which was not taught by him. And we should be throwing it out no matter what it is and how juicy it may seem, and how we feel so spiritually elevated by doing it, it is wrong. If it was not done by the messenger, we throw it out. That's the whole test your test and mine rotates around these two things. One is protect yourself from association of partnership with Allah, to protect yourself from engaging in innovation in terms of
worship. The reason is, you worship your maker alone. That's number one. Number two is you only worship him the way he wants to be worshipped and no other way of worship. So if you want to drive a car, you want to have a beautiful house and hamdulillah those are not direct acts of worship. That's just the means. a motor vehicle is a means of getting from point A to point B, for example, you live in a home, it's a means of living and so on, but a direct act of worship such such as Salah or Zakah, or whatever else you may consider in terms of
acts of worship that were not done by the prophet sallallahu Sallam or not taught by him one law he you have to throw it out, it will return back to a person in great great regret if that person does not throw out whatever the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not teach or do because he was sent to show me and knew how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and if we want to worship Him in another way, it is as good as us telling him, you did not fulfill your message. When you say la ilaha illAllah you are promising that you will not associate partners with Allah. When you say Mohammed Rasulullah you are promising that you will not innovate because whatever he came with was enough. He was the
messenger, not me, not my chef and not anybody else. I am not a messenger nor is the pious men down the street. No is a scholar of Dino we are mere people who convey the message of the messenger Salalah send them where we go wrong. You have got to throw it out.
If for example you find a person said to be pious, engaging in acts of worship or telling you to do things which are supposedly acts of worship, which are found nowhere in the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam or his instruction while law he you have to throw it out if you don't, you have failed the test shaitaan makes fools of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and grant us ease. Well, ah, he my mother's and my sisters, I tell you, one of the biggest ways of engaging in association of partners with Allah is when you are seek, when you seek the Hadith warns us when people are sick, they engage in shield if for example, sometimes out of desperation, a person
decides to go to someone that person might be purportedly someone who is pious, and they will start telling you to do things that are no way found in the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. And if that is the case, it is shaytan making a fool of them to start with and then you so you might pick up somewhere and you tell a person, you know what my belly is aching, and they tell you, you see, you've got to go into your yard and you must start plucking out those small mangoes before they become more than 80 grams. And once you get them you take a mango and an onion, you cut them half half and you mix the two together and you take five a day and put it by your bedside and
after that you dip it in water and thereafter you drink that water. And then as soon as you do that, once you start picking the mangoes you already you start feeling better, because shaytan makes you feel better and shaytan is just laughing at everybody and saying you see Oh Allah I promised you these people are not going to worship you they will do anything besides Allah He my sister, the best bet is raise your hands to the maker your maker and tell him Yeah, Allah cure me those words, you might have to say them for a long time, but the cure will come.
So this is a form of association of partners where you lay your trust in a mango, you lay your trust in a bag of onions, you lay your trust in a bag of lemons, Allahu Akbar. And this is happening across the globe, not just in this country in this city. But across the globe. People are doing this and people who are scholars of Islam sometimes are being kept by the devil in order to tell people to do these things. May Allah subhanho wa Taala say if God does, the jinn are the biggest deviate is May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant Our Allah and ourselves and everybody else as the oma protection and may He guide those who haven't yet seen the light. So this is why we say the
messengers they were a few followers. Success is not by the number of followers success has to do with whether or not you you deliver the message if you deliver the message, and a lot of people followed that is a sign of acceptance. It's another different sign of acceptance but if nobody followed, it is still a sign of acceptance that you will use to convey the message. So this is why Allah says for Amen, Allah Hello, let's continue with this. Allah says Luth believed in him in Ibrahim alayhi salam, his message of Islamic monotheism. And Ibrahim Alayhi Salam said, I will emigrate for the sake of my Lord. Verily, He is the Almighty, the all wise so Ibrahim Alayhi Salam
then emigrated, he left his people, those who were harassing him and he carried on he went from point to point and he emigrated more than once. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and Ibrahim we gave him listen to what Allah says, We bestowed upon him his heart, that is Isaac, and Jacob Yaqoob. So Jacob was the child of his heart. So Allah says, We bestowed upon him his heart and Yaqoob we gave him a gift. So his followers were made up of his for his family members. Those were the main followers he had later on, and the dean spread thereafter. So Allah says, and we ordained amongst his offspring, Prophethood and the book, Allahu Akbar, the Torah was in revealed to Mussolini salam,
who was a great grandchild of Ibrahim alayhis salam, and Jesus May peace be upon him was given the Injeel, which who was also one of the great great grandchildren of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. So Allah says, We gave them the gospel, the books, we gave the Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam the poor, and they were all the offspring of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam Didn't we say that? Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam was favored, that the prophets who come came after him were from his family, and this was because of his closeness to Allah. He may not have seen followers in his life but Allah answered his mothers and sisters make dua for your offspring to come generations to come yeah Allah
keep them on the dean. This is taught also if we just look at the life of your body mind is Salam we will see it and we see the fruits of it. When you're gone, your do our will continue and inshallah We ask Allah to keep us steadfast because firstly, you need to be steadfast, when you make dua for steadfastness of the others, if a person that himself or herself is not prepared to obey Allah, and then they say Allah help my children to obey Allah to obey you. That is actually insulting Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, may He forgive our shortcomings. So Allah says,
We granted him his reward in this world, which means look, already his memory and mentioned is everlasting. Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, we mentioned him in Salah every single time we read Salah or units of Salah in the tada the last car that we always say come up Baraka Allah, Ibrahim, Allah, Allah, Allah
him in Dhaka hamidah Majeed you know bless Mohammed salatu salam and his family the same way that you've already blessed Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and his family. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says we granted him his reward in this world. And verily in the hereafter he is indeed amongst the righteous. I need to stop there for a minute. This man was working for the deen, this man was working for the sake of Allah. He had no salary and, and he was downtrodden in the sense that his family had tried to
abandon him, they want him they tried to punish him and so on. He left one place, he had to emigrate you into another place. From there in Heron, he left here to go somewhere else. He went to Makkah from Makkah, he went to bed to mark this in Jerusalem. And he traveled a lot and he spread the message everywhere he went. But he was not a rich, wealthy man who had everything laid on the plate. But Allah says, look, we gave him his reward in the dunya. This means you want to know if Allah has rewarded you in the dunya. Allah draws you closer to him. When Allah gives you the ability to distinguish, when Allah gives you the ability to distinguish innovation from worship, then he has
blessed you in the dunya. When Allah gives you the ability to leave out that which is innovated, compared to that which is a real act of worship, when he has blessed you. Those are the blessings of Allah because Allah says couldn't be fumbling Allah He will be automatically for the Delica for who you need to become happy solely with the virtue of Allah and the mercy of Allah upon you. What is it? It is better than everything that you gather, who are Hiram in my in my own, it is better than all the material wealth that you amass that is guidance and the mercy of Allah. Allah has mercy on those who understand what they are here for, and what they should be looking out for Allahu Akbar,
Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors protect us from innovation we are in an age where people who are supposedly religious are adding things into the religion which are not from the religion. This is one of shaytans way of making you feel your holy. It is one of Satan's ways of making you feel that you are very pious. And yet you're not because piety is only gauged by whether or not you did what the messenger did or taught. If he did not do or teach it, voila, he throw it out. And if anyone gets upset at you for calling them that, towards that goodness, let them get upset if they call you a man who belongs to a deviant sex solely because you are questioning whether or not what
they are doing is an innovation or an act of worship. So let them call you names no problem. Those names will result in you entering paradise and them being given their fair share by Allah subhanho wa Taala Don't be distracted. You know, calling people towards dropping out innovation does not make you involve in deviation. In fact, that itself is the right path. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard is, anyone who picks up the sooner of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam will see that he warned us so many times about doing that in terms of acts of worship which he did not teach or do. Why then do we find ourselves engaging in this and that and saying, We worshipping Allah we praising the
Prophet we love the prophet and we're doing this and that when we we definitely cannot say that we love him when our actions are heading in a totally different direction. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us hidayah and guidance for life. Make dua for guidance, even if you think you're on the right path. And this is why we say it in a certain way. Because sometimes we don't recognize how shaitaan comes to us yet he does. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that he gave this man the reward in the dunya that reward was by his acceptance in the sense that even his offspring came to the deen so when your children become pious, when your children turn to Allah, it is a gift of Allah upon you. Did you realize that when your offspring to come even after you've passed away on the right path, it will be a means of your goodness they make dua for their inshallah forefathers and your name will be included from amongst them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to make dua for our forefathers. And may Allah grant those who had hidayah guidance, meaning who had the guidance, gentlemen, so Allah says and thereafter, as for the era, he
is indeed from amongst the righteous already being told that Ibrahim alayhi salam, he's set for the earth era, which means he was considered righteous and he will be written from amongst the righteous and he is from amongst them. Allah says, well, Lupin as for loot, he went to his people.
He went to Sodom and Gomorrah known as bourassa doom in the Arabic language, he went there, and he called his people while Luton if tal Allah told me, he and remember when Luke told his people you are committing sodomy the worst sin which none preceded you in committing
nobody committed this in the Al amin in mankind of Jean kind before you You are the first people. So this is not hereditary. It's not something that comes down the jeans of a person that time nobody used to wear jeans Allahu Akbar.
Those were jeans when we say jeans we be talking of that which comes down through your blood. No people today say
No, it's through your blood they have not proven not even from a single finding scientifically that this thing comes through the blood. It's just the media that has made a big noise about it and people are talking about it. And they are promoting it left, right and center. They are convincing normal people that you know what, you are sick, you are abnormal. Obviously, they don't use that word, but they tell you, you know, if you hold your cup with two fingers, then you you're supposed to be a gay. I know people who hold their cups with two fingers and three and they've got 10 children love Akbar, and they are the most vulnerable of the lot. Allahu Akbar, may Allah protect
us, mothers and sisters, it's got nothing to do that. Do not let yourself fall into pornography or fall into the movies of today, which are promoting heavily, the bad and evil in terms of dress and in terms of attitude and Satan worship. This is why we say the movies of today well, ah he they belong to a cult. If you take a look at those of Scientology and those of Satanism and devil worship and whatnot, and so on, they all based in Hollywood, Allahu Akbar, what are they doing? They trying to create a hollow out of our own spirituality. So we become Hollywood.
This is what's going on. And we sit and we watch these movies and we act to them and we react to them and we sit in bounds. The other day, someone showed me a clip on their phone, how the children react to music from a young age in such a way that they go wild and they actually make a blast out of it and they can't even walk. They can't even walk and they jumping up and down at the music so panela Why don't we substitute that with something spiritual, where they will be able to obey Allah rather than follow the instincts of music.
Like the Pied Piper of Hamelin Allah protect us and safeguard us. That's how our children are being driven like rats towards Johanna. That same beat and then people want to argue it's allowed it's permissible. Go and listen Subhana Allah to what's happening to people.
So Allah says loot Allah is one these people that nobody before you did this in the cumulative tuna region, how they how verily you are practicing sodomy with men and you rub the wayfarer you are stealing from the travelers, you are engaging in highway robbery. And you are practicing a moon car which means you are disbelieving polytheism. So three things are mentioned here.
What are the three things one is they engage in homosexuality? On top of that, when a person is a homosexual, their mind becomes upside down to the degree that they start doing things which are upside down you see it in their faces.
So Allah says they begin to steal Look at this, they were robbing from the travelers, they were disengaging the people in the sense that they were away laying the traveler today you will find people who are gay they can jail those who are not gay just for for trying to tell them a what's you know, gay is not supposed to be normal. They will jail you they say you know what you are discriminating here. lavaca so thereafter, what happens? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and Luth Alayhi Salam told his people he says, and you are engaging in every kind of wicked and evil deed in your meetings. So this means they used to meet behind closed doors up to today, the gays have their
own places of meeting, they have their yards, they have their own places, when they get into they they do whatever they like I start zero law, and they engage in the most wicked of all evil. So Allah says, but his people gave him no answer except they said, Bring Allah punishment upon us if you are the truthful.
See the statement of arrogance. Punish me if you are right, come give me the punishment. Let's see, we are going to do what we want. So this type of attitude, Allah says we change their faces first must must is known as the changing of a face to the face of an animal, Allahu Akbar. So you find as soon as you look at the face, you see it down looking evil, wretched wicked, Allahu Akbar.
There is complete darkness in that particular face. So Allah says, they said, Bring Allah torment upon us, if you are the one if you are one of the truthful, so he said, My Lord, give me victory over the people who have seen give me victory over the people who commit great sin and great crime and oppresses the tyrants. The mischief makers are being Sunni lol Camila musi Deen. So Allah says, When,
when the messengers When the angels came to Ibrahim Alayhi Salam with the good news of him going to bear, his wife going to have a child known as his heart. When they came to him at that particular time. One of the things they told him they said, Verily, We are going to destroy the people of loot, that town where the people of loot are the town of Sodom. Truly, its people have been wrongdoers, they have been polytheists, they have been disobedient to Allah and they are engaging in sodomy and so on. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam immediately got worried. He said these angels are telling me that they are going to go to the town where loot alayhis salam is and they've been instructed to
destroy it yet. In it the man known as loot who is my nephew or my
Relative indeed he is there, what will happen to him immediately? He says in the fy heluva he told him, Hey, you know, loot is in the town, how are you going to destroy it?
So they said, We know better than you who is they, we will verily save him and his family, except for his wife. Why except for his wife, she will be from amongst those who remain behind and be destroyed along with those who are destroyed by Allah subhanho wa Taala
because of her engagement in that type of immorality, or her encouragement of that immorality or her assistance towards that immorality, so those who assist evil are considered similar to those who have engaged in it, and those who have encouraged it are similar to those who have done it at dalla Ll highly carefully, a person who shows others towards goodness is considered similar in reward to the one who has engaged in the goodness himself. So this is Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah subhanaw taala when he when he was told when the messengers were told that there is loot there, they said, No, we know he is there and we will save him and his family except his wife because of
whatever reasons. So Allah Subhana Allah says Allah Mangia through Sharona Luton. When Our Messengers when our angels came to loot, he was grieved because of them. Why was he grieved? He saw some handsome men come in his direction, he was saddened, he thought, look at these people, innocent good looking people who are coming from afar for me to come and see me. And yet my people are going to grab hold of them, and engage in immorality with them, and so on and so forth. And therefore he was grieved. So what was the reason of him grieving? The reason was because he was worried that they would be taken away and the same would be done to them.
This is why he was grieved, bah, bah, bah. And he was grieved because of them. He felt straightened on their account.
He felt worried concerned, he was like, sort of put in a spot because of them on their account. They said to him thereafter, have no fear and do not grieve. Definitely, we shall save you and your family, except your wife, she will be from amongst those who remain behind. And we've already mentioned to you the reasons why she will be punished. Now there is another point of why they were grieved why he was grieved by seeing them. It is said that after they told him that we are going to destroy this whole community, he was worried about his family and himself and so on. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala made it such that they already informed him to tell him Don't worry, you and your
family those who accepted your message you will be saved. And as for those who have not accepted the message, they will not be saved, even if they happen to be from amongst your family. Now, just a quick stop here.
Sometimes Allah punishes a community together with them the pious also go and sometimes Allah saves the pious and the community is then punished with with the pious having been saved. So what is the difference? It's a very clear difference. Allah subhanho wa Taala says it in the Quran, that if you are a person who tries to stop people from doing bad, the day the punishment comes, you will be saved. But if you are a person who kept quiet or you are a person who encouraged them to do bad, then you even if you did not engage in it, you will be punished. If you encourage them to do bad you deserve the punishment. And if you did not say anything to them, you still deserve the punishment
because you are a quiet person, you did not obey the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala to enjoin that which was good and forbid that which was bad. So this is why I continue telling people where they are wrong, even if they do not listen to you and they mocked you because the day the punishment comes, your means of savior will only be the fact that you prohibited them from doing bad. But if you kept quiet you deserve the punishment with them. This is why we say in Islam, you cannot sit on a fence because if you have not listened to two parties are two sides of the story. Yes, you are neutral, you are in the middle. The minute you listen to both sides of the story, you
need to side with that which is correct. As a Muslim you cannot have heard both sides of a story and still say you know what, I'm a neutral man because that is a hypocrite. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess and may He make us from those who understand and realize so Allah subhanho wa Taala says well Amma Angelou Sharona, we've already read that verse, then Allah says, In Romans 11, Allah Allah had to heal Korea to region minister Amma, these angels they said Verily,
We are about to bring down on the people of this town a great torment from the sky because they have been rebellious against the command of Allah. From this we learned that when you are rebellious against the command of Allah, Allah gives you time, when you don't want to obey Allah instruction. He gives you time, when you want to engage in polytheism and the various types of disbelief he gives you time when the time is up. The punishment descends from the heavens or Allah subhanho wa Taala decides how to meet that punishment upon a person. This is why we always say my mother's my sisters. Remember
To turn to Allah as soon as possible ASAP don't wait for tomorrow Don't wait for the next second promise Allah here and now it's over. It's finished my, my little stint with sin against you is over. What did you achieve? Ask those who are old. Ask those who are old who are beyond 70 ask them when you were young and you used to send the news to uncover and used to listen to music and used to dance and used to do this and do that. How did it help you? Well, I hope some of them will tell you we did not used to do that. Allahu Akbar.
But if you if they did, they will tell you a lie. He didn't help us whatsoever today we sitting here we worried with Allah has forgiven us or not, that worry is so good because it's a sign that Allah has forgiven you. Subhan Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors and grant us ease and goodness Allah says, Allah Katara can Amina I attend by Jonathan lakonia de Lune. Allah says, and indeed we have left there of an evident sign, a lesson and the warning.
The place where the Dead Sea is right now Allah says we have left that particular place as a warning for for a folk who understand for those who have brains, for those who want to understand that here is where these people lived. today. They are not they they were punished completely and totally. Now people ask two things.
Number one, are we allowed to visit the Dead Sea? The answer is yes, we are allowed to visit the Dead Sea on condition that we are not going there to engage in the disobedience of Allah. But when we are there, we will read our Salah, we will we will obey our laws instruction, and we will take a lesson and we will cry over what happened to the people of loot. And we will promise a lot that we will not be engaging in that type of sin. So that makes it very clear you are allowed to visit the place there are people who are Muslims who actually live there, they are part and parcel of the inhabitants of the similar towns, they live there they have to live because that is where they were
perhaps born. And that is where destiny took them. But at the same time, we are not allowed to visit there. If we're going for a party, a New Year's party, a bowl dance up to now it's happening. Or if we are going there in order to display ourselves remove our hijab, because we are on holiday. Some Muslims believe that when you're a tourist, you can now remove your hijab, because you're a tourist. So now you go to everyone and everyone can tell you, Allahu Akbar. That's not how it works. Because then shape on tours you and you will begin to tour shape on as well. And we don't want that to happen. My mothers and sisters, if you visit the Dead Sea you need to make do either ask Allah for
forgiveness, go and learn a lesson and go and see when it's not haram to actually have visited a place of that nature. Number two, are we allowed to use Dead Sea products in order to paste over ourselves and so on? Or are we allowed to dip ourselves in the Dead Sea? for medical reasons? The answer is yes. There are some scholars who say no, but according to what we've learned, the answer is yes, you are allowed to use those products. There is no harm in that on condition that obviously you're not engaging in sin and unconditioned, that
you are not in the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, if you see dead sea products and so on, and people say Can you can you not use them you are allowed to use them and the condition is within the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala it has been proven already by Muslim people, persons of science scientists as well as experts in medicine, that they are a few of the salts that do happen to be they in that particular part of the world. And within that particular scene that happened to be of some form of benefit to the body. So if someone dips themselves in there, it just depends on your Nia, your intention and it depends on your what you what state and condition you are
in. So my mothers and sisters that I hope that makes it quite clear many people have asked us Are you allowed to use ditzy products? The answer is yes you are.
I just want to stop there for a moment. Something came to my mind. If you have you know this makeup and lipstick and everything that comes from ditsy products, and you are using it in order to go out and show your face around to the devil again once again, in order to engage in what is known as sufu or removal of hijab and what have you, then you should not be using those ditsy products because then you're using a product from a place where people of a similar nature were actually punished, and you pasting it all over yourself and you engaging in something that deserves punishment. So that adds fuel to fire. So you will only be allowed to use the products if really, you are using them
within the framework of Allah subhanho wa Taala I hope I've made that quite clear.
Then Allah Subhana what Allah says, Allah Medina, Hassan Schreiber as for the people of Medina, we sent them their brother whose name was right. He said to his people, oh my people, worship Allah alone. You know, before we get into the story of schreib Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was given the story of Luth alayhi salatu salam, where he is shown that Subhana Allah, the people that are sent by us as messengers, they also went through a lot of trouble. There are people who did not read, there are people who rejected the message, were punished. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had
A lesson from this all he had comfort derived from this particular story to say, Don't worry, you fulfill your message how many accept the message is besides the point, the mere fact that you have delivered the message is enough? And this is why we say that no matter how many have accepted the message, don't worry, Allahu Akbar. So this these verses are this little, little Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam they were revealed as a means of comfort to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and strengthening him against that which he faced in terms of the difficulties and for your information. The stories of the prophets were all revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, so any surah
where the stories of the prophets are that that particular surah was revealed in Makkah, you should you can close your eyes and you can confirm that besides surah, Baqarah and surah, Allah and Milan, the rest of the sutras were revealed in Makkah to mocha Rama.
And we need to understand that they were giving comfort to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as well because he faced really the wrath of the people of Makkah, but he faced the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah then speaks about another story. And he says, As for the people of Medina, and we sent to them their brother shoe,
and he told them, oh my people, worship Allah alone. Worship Allah alone, and hope for the rewards of the good deeds of worship that you are engaged in on the last day. So the Day of Resurrection, you need to now hope for the reward of the good deeds that you have done, and commit no mischief on Earth as the musi Dean, have committed Subhana Allah
and commit no mischief on Earth as musi Dean so do not be from amongst those who commit great sin and crimes Do not be from amongst the oppressors and the tyrants, the mischief makers and the corrupters Allahu Akbar. Don't be from amongst them of siddim so hope that Allah will give you a good reward for the good deeds you've done. and protect yourself from evil from sin from polytheism. From innovation from or any other form of evil, protect yourself from mischief making, protect yourself from causing problems backbiting, rumors spreading, we can include so many things on that particular list. Subhan Allah and mousset is the one who causes problems, the one who is sinful and
he spreads corruption on earth, He causes disaster or she, whether it's in the home, and whether it's outside the home. So be careful how you treat your family members as well. Because charity begins at home, a lot of us we don't even emerge from our houses so your test will be within that same house. So Allah says forget the Boo, they belied him, they didn't want to listen to him. You know today when you call people towards goodness, like I said moments ago, you tell people brother This is an innovation they call you a name. They call you a person belonging to a deviant sect or they start spreading rumors about you and this why what is your sin Your son is because you told him
to go back to the sooner you told them to go back to the sooner they have such a hatred for the sooner because their love for it is only verbal, Allahu Akbar. Imagine someone tells you I love you. I love you. I love you. You marry them one month later divorced. That was love why it was on the tongue. For as long as you kissed them haram you enjoyed it. The minute you kiss them holla you divorced. It happens this goes on.
And this is the same operators we are using with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam I love you I love you. I love you but we are divorced from his son completely. When someone innovates we enjoy it when someone tells you to cut lemons you enjoy it. When someone tells you to do this. You really think nobody is a chef. You know he told me this well if it is not found in the sooner throw it out of the window Subhana Allah slate into the bin. Don't want it. True Love is gauged by whether or not you follow strictly and you do not insult. When we say Mohammed Rasulullah it is an insult to them believe that there is something he forgot he missed out that my chef has now taught me to be loved.
And if someone reminds you of this so bluntly, it does not make them a person who belongs to a deviant sect. They are only telling you the reality.
So Allah says, For caribou, when should I buy a salon call these people they belied him, they literally turned away so Allah says, so an earthquake sees them and they lay dead prostrate, they lay dead, prostrating their dwellings gone.
Go and see their bodies Allah Subhana Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala save goddess. Imagine how quick this verse explains it. Allah says they belied him. So the earthquake seasoning, Allahu Akbar, it's a flesh. Like I said the other day when we spoke at the school on the Thursday evening, and you know what, in fact, on Friday, it was a Juma mothers and sisters in your mind. Tell yourself how old you are in your mind. So let's take the average age 35 years. Okay, so you're 35 years old, right? I want to show you something 35 years have passed? Haven't they passed like a flash? The answer is yes. Like a flash. If you are 18 1520 hasn't that time passed like a flash? The answer is yes. It
passed like a flash. While there is one
More flesh left when you die.
Did you think of it that way? One more flesh. If you're lucky, one more flesh. Ask those who are 60 years old, 70 years old, how did your life pass, they will say it passed like a flesh. I remember when we were born, I remember when we caught the train, I remember when we jumped into the ship. And I remember when we docked in the ocean. And I remember when we came, and I remember the pain, and I remember the days we didn't have shoes, and I remember when we couldn't afford school fees. And I remember when we had to do this and do that. And I remember this and that it's gone like a flash. Well, there's one more flash if you're lucky. And then this date, Allahu Akbar. So this is why here,
Allah explains it in a in a very, very similar way, where he says they belied and so the earthquake sees them but there was such a big gap between them believing in the earthquake coming because Allah gave them chances, so many chances. So Allah is giving you chances during this flash of yours, my mother, my sister turned to Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses.
Then Allah says, We want to give you an example of others, all of them. Let's give you the example. Allah says widen as for art with a mood,
as for other than the mood
and indeed, their destruction is clearly apparent to you from the ruin the dwellings.
Now whose ruined dwellings the dwellings of the mood as for are they ruined dwellings do not exist?
Because Allah asks the question for health Allahu membaca. Do you see any remnants of them no remnants of them. But as for the mood ally speaking about so last is art and the mood and indeed, their destruction is clearly apparent to you from their ruins their dwellings. Shaytan made their deeds face seeming to them and turn them away from the right path. Though they were intelligent, they were sharp, they were solid top brain people today we would say PhD holders they still engage in chic, they will still believe that if you dip a hair of Rasulullah Salam into water, you will get Shiva, they still believe that may Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us from the miracles of Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the ability to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us not from amongst those who believe that there is cure in the urine of a cow, lava.
Allah He my mothers and sisters, what beats us, we look at others. And we say Don't they have a brain? Don't they have a brain they want to worship this in worship that but ourselves we worship sometimes worse than that, when we do things that are absolutely unacceptable, and we cling on to things that the devil has beautified for us, and nobody from the Sahaba or the Tabby in from the early generations has ever ever engaged in it.
Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us really, if there is any goodness, it was all the goodness that happened in the first centuries in the first generations.
Allah subhanho wa Taala really blessed us. This is why we say look, Allah is saying they shaytan made their deeds facie mean to them. So this is why sometimes a person tells you right, you know what, stand on your left foot and say Allahu Akbar 73 times and then the equal go from your right foot. I've read it myself. And you find idiots standing up and doing that, Allahu Akbar, why, because they believe I'm going to get Shiva, you rather put both feet on the ground and say Allahu machinio, Shafi Allah, owner of cure cure me, you have your opinion, that statement, you will get cure. But the minute you started, then they will tell you stand in the sun and put up your right
hand and you know, three fingers on one side with your thumb and the other to put them across on the other side, making a gap in the middle and that gap, you must look at the sun through the gap from your left eye, and you'll be able to see the rays blocked in a way that they don't hurt your eyes. But keep on looking there until you are semi blinded, and then look down and you'll get clear in your eyes. Have you ever heard people say this? Muslims with big big beards are saying that a lie?
Imagine Did you hear what I said? I'm sure you were able to picture it. Why? Why do something and claim it's an act of worship rather than going to have to canados raga rather go and visit the optician and get him to cut something here and there and have have an operation to remove that cataract Allahu Akbar. There is more Eman in that than anything else. What I mean is then any of the deviant items, obviously we make dua to Allah we have yaqeen solely and only in Allah, that doctor cannot do anything unless Allah subhanho wa Taala grants the the operation success we believe that but we believe that you do not innovate in order to achieve success when we sing an act of worship,
engage in an act of worship that was not done by Rasulullah Salah we are taught by all the scholars, all of them without exception. They teach us either Terra de la Marina Kony Sunita Nobita from Allah Taku. If any item any act of worship is being debated as to whether it is an innovation, or an act or an act of worship, truly, then the best is to leave it alone. Leave it you don't need it. If the people are arguing whether an act of worship is act is an act of worship or an innovation, it's better to leave it out. You don't need it. Nobody will debate with you that the five solid
As an innovation, but people will only debate with you with that which is debatable. And this is why when you've heard the debate rotating around something, whether it is a sooner or later, the best thing to do is leave it out. You don't need it engage in that which is not debated. You save yourself. This is the most powerful direct message you can have. My brothers and sisters or my sisters from Hannah law, we asked a lot not to make us from those whose deeds are fair seeming to them. We ask Allah not to make us from those whose deeds seem to be appearing good yet they are bad deeds.
Allahu Akbar. So Allah says, look at the mood we destroyed them.
Their dwellings are there in front of you. And Subhan Allah, He says, the Satan made their deeds fair seeming to them and turn them away from the right path, though they were extremely intelligent. Then Allah says, And look, we destroy our own fear around Harmon. And indeed, Musa alayhis salam came to them with clear signs, but they were arrogant. Musa alayhis salam came to them with proofs with evidences with verses with lessons with signs with revelation. They were too arrogant. They were arrogant in the land, yet they could not outstrip us, they could not escape our punishment. We punished all of them. Allah says for Cullen, Hannah BMB, this verse number 40, of Surah alenka booth
should make us cry. Why? Because Allah says every single one of them we punish them because of their sins. This is what Allah says, Now I hope we are not in the picture, we are not going to be punished because of sins. Allah says from Him whom some of them listen to this.
Some on whom we sent a violent wind with a shower of stones, like the people of loot, some of them
who were overtaken by the awful cry a tremendous loud sound and noise like the people of shape.
And some of them we cause the earth to swallow them up such as qarun
and some of them we drowned them like the people of New or around. It is not Allah who wronged them, but they wronged themselves. We will stop the inshallah. inshallah we will stop there. My mothers and sisters read that verse, Allah is giving you the different variants of punishment that have descended in the past. Some people are punished by drowning, some are punished by earthquakes are punished by volcanoes Some are punished by awful cry, some are punished by rains and whatever stones that have fallen from the heavens, may Allah protect us and today, they actually tell you that the meteors that are about to hit the Earth, they are similar to stones that can come on the, you know,
onto the earth to punish people. So what happened to the people of loot definitely is something that Allah decided and decreed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not punish us, man, he opened our doors, we started slightly late so therefore we ended slightly late but we've still clocked about 4647 minutes, we ask Allah to open our doors, my mothers and sisters, let us learn to worship Allah, enjoy your Salah, enjoy your delivery of the Quran and and you need to understand, find so much joy in obedience that was done by and taught by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in a way that you find no joy in innovation. So as soon as there is something that comes in your direction, that is innovation,
you feel some feeling in your heart that know this thing. I don't want to do it why it's there's something fishy about it, I don't know and I I'd rather stay away from it. The only time that will happen is when you love to follow what the prophet sallallahu Sallam has done, or what he has taught and understand the meaning of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that it is an insult to do or to to engage in that which which you think is an act of worship that he did not teach or he did not do? I hope the message is as powerful as ever. We hope and pray that Allah guide us all until we meet again we say well sal Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina, Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah
homovanillic Masha Allah, Allah Allah and anastasiou Khurana to be like,