Ramadan 2010 – Durban – Reminders – Day 15
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka la de la Vina stuff our bad.
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless him and every single one of us, really when we make this dua we mean it. And we should all be saying, I mean, we ask Allah to bless us all and our offspring to come up to the day of pm. I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us every form of goodness and keep us away from every form of evil, I mean, honorary Lama and beloved brothers and sisters, dear listeners, this evening, we completed Soraka half and we completed two other Sutras, the sutra known as Maryam or Mary May peace be upon her, and the next Surah Surah ha
ha. And inshallah, we will first go through the story of al Qaeda. Al Qaeda was not a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he was a saintly man from the oma of masala is Salatu was Salam. And one day Musa alayhis salam Moses May peace be upon him was asked the question, and who is the most knowledgeable and he responded, rightly so myself meaning as a prophet, the knowledge granted by Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to show him that they could be pockets of knowledge, that that he was not informed, to confirm that the source of knowledge is Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as Allah says, We're focal couldn't be the admin and him in Surah Yusuf
Allah says, above everyone with knowledge is someone with more knowledge until you get to the most knowledgeable, which means if you think you know, someone knows more than you until it gets to the knower of everything, who is Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why we should we should seek knowledge at all times from the very beginning, right to the very end, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us from those who expand the knowledge that they have at all times.
So Musa alayhis salam was instructed that travel on a specific path and when there are certain sign occurs, then you would know that nearby there is a St. One of our worshipers, and we would like you to be in his company for a while if he permits. And true to that word masala is Salatu was Salam found that the lunch that he had had in his little basket, him and his assistant, he asked, Where is it gone? Where's our lunch? We are feeling hungry. Let's take it out. So this man says, Look, I don't know these fish. They were they're ready to be eaten. But they found a way back into the sea. Musa alayhis salam says that's the same. Let's go and hunt. So they began to hunt until they found a
fiddle. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us even a little bit of this knowledge. So a very interesting thing happened. Musa alayhis salam told him Look, I'd like to join you for a few days. And he said, No, you cannot for a simple reason you won't understand what I do. So masala Salam pleaded with him and said, Look, don't worry, I will learn from you. He says okay, on condition that you never asked me why I do what I do. Don't ask me that question. So Musa alayhis salam agreed, and they continued on the path. As they continued on the path, they had to cross a certain river, they jumped into a boat, and suddenly started making a hole in the boat. And water started seeping in
Mussolini's nmcc. We took a lift with these people here, instead of being good to them, you making a hole in their boat? He says, Didn't I tell you not to ask me any question?
Didn't I tell you don't ask. So musala Hassan says, oh, sorry, sorry, really? I apologize. Really? I apologize. He says no, he says, Look, I won't do this again. So they continued on the path they they passed a young boy and suddenly decided to murder him. May Allah protect us all. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection. So Musa alayhis salam was shocked. He says, Hey, what are you doing? How can you just kill an innocent person on the road? He says, didn't I tell you that you won't be able to be patient here?
You won't be able to be patient. Why are you asking this question? He says, Oh, no, no, no, no, no, sorry, I forgot. I totally slipped my mind that I was not supposed to ask you. And they continued. When they continued, they went into a certain town. And that town refused to host them in any way. So these people were forced to leave the town. Because if no one wants to host you in any way whatsoever, you need to leave. As they were leaving, there was a wall that was about to collapse and spent a little bit of time straightening it and make it you know, proper and then they walked away as they were walking away. Musa alayhis salam says, You know what, if you wanted instead of doing it
for free, you could have told him Look, I'll fix this wall for you and you pay me something, at least they would have had to host us in one way or another. So Alfredo says Okay, that's enough. I've had enough of this. You're questioning too much You don't understand. Now. This is the point of separation between myself and yourself. And we need to now part ways, but before we part ways, let me explain
do that which you did not have patience about.
Let's listen carefully. As for the boat, I made a hole in it as a point of mercy because Allah had inspired me and given me the knowledge that further upstream or downstream there was a tyrant ruler, who was take taking away all the good boats. So I decided if I make a small hole, they can always repay the hole, but they will save the whole boat. So masala Salam was amazed This is Oh, I didn't know this. And as for the young boy, Allah subhanho wa Taala had informed me that if this boy grew up, let's listen carefully. If this boy grew up, he was going to be a means of destruction and the means of evil and pain and suffering to the parents. So better than that, we killed him off right
now. So that he wouldn't grow up to to to let the parents suffer and so on, Allah will will inshallah grant them even better children. So Musa alayhis. Salam was surprised this is, this is knowledge, man. And the third thing he says, As for the wall, there were some orphans who were there whose father died and left for them a treasure under the wall, built it in such a way that after some time, the wall would collapse, but the wall was collapsing prematurely. So we decided by the will of Allah to make that wall up, right, so that if the wall had fallen, had we not made it up, right, the people of the city would have stolen that treasure in order to protect it. This is what
we did it very interesting. And I'm sure for us right now. We are thinking to ourselves that we hope they were more issues so that we could know a little bit more of the knowledge granted to al Qaeda. That is exactly what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said. He said, we hope that they were more incidents that occurred and Musa alayhis salam had a little bit more patience so that we could also have learnt a lot. But the point I want to raise this evening is the knowledge of Allah. Who knows what is the description of the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala best, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he describes it to us. And this verse of the Quran or these verses also
reassure or confirm the meaning of the knowledge of Allah, what does Allah know? Allah has every aspect of knowledge he tells us wama ot mineral in me in canina Oh man, with the vast technology that you have having reached wherever you have having had you know now we've got Bluetooth Mashallah and probably very soon will have yellow teeth as well. Allah protect us. But with all that Allah says, You have very, very little knowledge very, very little, just a speck of knowledge. Look at the knowledge of Allah Ya Allah Ma Ma Karna wa kuno. Allah knows that which happened, that which is happening, that which is going to happen, he knows it completely. He knows exactly how it is going
to happen. But more amazing than what I've just said, is the last part, Mamma mia can either kanak a fire kuno that which is not going to happen ever. If it were to happen, how it would have happened is also in the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala look at this young boy, he was never ever going to live beyond this age. But Allah tells had he lived this is what he would have done, which means what was never going to happen. Had it happened, how it would have happened is also part of the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So this is the power of the knowledge that we learn from here. From the knowledge of al Qaeda. We also have something like you take a look at the boat. It was never ever going to be usurped in the tech deal of those young men. It was never going to be taken, but had it not had a hole in it. It was going to be taken. Definitely that's what Allah subhanho wa Taala information to al Qaeda was Subhana Allah, Allah Makana Amaya kuno. Mamma mia can either Kanaka Kono that's the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He knows the past year kuno is madora which includes present and future tense. He knows the present and the future and he knows that which is not going to happen. If it
were to happen how it would have happened super Han Arab bl Allah if we have to think of this, we will not cease to declare the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar Kabira al hamdu Lillahi kathira wa Subhana Allah Heba kurata na sila so Allah subhanho wa Taala after making that
story, very clear. He then makes mentioned towards the end of Surah Al Kahf. He asks a question, Do you know who are the biggest losers in terms of deeds? Those who do deeds but they lose? Who are they? They are those whose deeds are a stray. They think that what they are doing is right, but it's not right. Allah says hello
Hello, Nana Bo, Bill of surina.
Should we inform you? Who are the biggest losers in terms of their deeds?
alladhina Bala sent you home Phil hayati, dounia, wakamiya cibona.
See No, no soon Ah, those whose deeds are a stray in the dunya, unacceptable, incorrect and yet they think that they are doing good deeds. Remember a golden rule in the Sharia. All acts of worship are only allowed to be done if they were taught by Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam. Why? Because I am too insignificant to decide how to worship Allah. I don't know how Allah wants to be worshipped. I cannot decide what will please Allah in terms of acts of worship. But I can learn from the heavenly revelation that was sent by Allah through Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, for example, a man thinks he's very pious, and he thinks now I want to please Allah. So instead of for a
cause of war, let me make it five will be accepted. No, it won't, because you added an extra D that was not taught. It's not an act of worship, that extra cat will render the whole Salah invalid. And this is why the term bidda comes into play, which means an innovation, the meaning of the word be that is an act of worship that was not taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that is the meaning of the term VEDA, which means if it's not an act of worship, no Buddha goes into it if I drive a car or I, for example, turn on a light or paint my building or use bridge. This the term began from an Islamic meaning of it does not apply because the shadow the meaning of the word be
there is an act of worship that was not taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Where did we get this translation from? From the Hadith, man, a marina hada Malaysia Minho, hora Dune, whoever adds something in this Deen of ours, it will be turned back to them, it will bounce back to them. For example, a man thinks that now I want to call more people to Salah so my other I must say Allahu Akbar eight times what happens? He's and he doesn't get any word for it, he'll receive a sin. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can follow to the tee. If we'd like to engage in acts of worship, we'd rather engage in nephele and we'd rather engage in that which is known than to
enter into disputed territory because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam left no gray areas. This is why I always tell people that if you really want to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala there are so many acts of worship that nobody on the globe disagrees that they are correct, pick up a miswak Masha Allah read one Quran a day Mashallah fast every second day, Mashallah, do you know, there are so many other deeds Subhana Allah Al hamdu, lillah Allahu Akbar, so many as car so many other deeds that we can engage in, and nobody on the globe will tell you You are wrong. Why then do we sometimes choose to engage in deeds that half the world is debating whether they are valid or
not? Why put ourselves into that spot when we have not yet completed all the deeds that are totally agreed upon? I hope this makes sense. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection what made me say this is this verse, this verse in so what will come if we read the surah so many times every week, I hope, and what do we learn from it? It's important that we learn something this is why towards the end of this surah Allah says, Whoever wants to meet Allah, whoever is looking forward to meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala they should do deeds, what type of deeds, pharma Can I Oh, julius
malema, long Sani ha, they should do deeds that are acceptable. Take a look at the books of them of Assyrian the word acceptable means that which is in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So whoever wants to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala looking forward to it. We should engage in deeds that are taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you should be bad at rugby.
And they should never ever engage in any form of shear or association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah prepare us for the day we are going to meet him. May He make us from those who look forward to the meeting with him. I mean, the next year I saw Maria named after the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus May peace be upon him and this surah Allah subhanho wa Taala commences the surah by making mention of the story of Zakaria and yahia alaihe salam, and this I'd like to spend a moment giving hope and courage to those who don't have children. Remember one thing, Allah subhanho wa Taala has missed
See is far greater than our understanding. Sometimes His mercy dictates that we don't have children Subhanallah sometimes His mercy dictates that we do have only one gender of children, sometimes both, and sometimes no nothing. Sometimes he wants to give it to us later on in life for whatever reason, we should never ever be upset at the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala he knows what he is doing. But this verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Vicarage, Matthew, Rob Baker Aveda moussaka.
This is mentioned of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon his worshippers zecharia he constantly called out to us constantly without losing hope he Allah grant me male offspring Allah, Allah grant me someone who will carry the lineage someone who will serve you we are Allah and Allah says one day we called out to him. Yes, I carry in
shirakami Ivana amin is mu Yaki.
Oh Zakaria, we are giving you glad tidings of a son we will name him His name is yahia. No one was called yahia. Before that, Allah says we chose the name is mu Yahya and Zachary alehissalaam was shocked, overtaken with trembling and the heart was softened completely. His hairs had risen Subhana Allah standing. He says, Oh Allah, I'm so old. What am I going to give these people my wife is expecting she's also old. Allah says Don't worry, keep quiet for three days. Just worship Allah don't talk to the people.
Subhana Allah, that was a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the next story that's mentioned is that of Maria mala has salatu wa salam, O Allah subhanho wa Taala. As I've mentioned in the past, he has created in four different ways, without the involvement of male or female such as Adam alayhis salam, with the involvement of a male with no involvement of a female such as Eve or Hawa May peace be upon her with the involvement of a female without any male involvement such as that of Jesus or ease Allah is Salatu was salam, with the involvement of both male and female like myself and yourselves, that is the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala these are the possibilities and Allah has
shown us all of them, there is no fifth to that. So the power of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention how Jesus May peace be upon him was born. And this it's important that the Christians read it as well. And it's important that we educate the Christians that we know what we believe about Jesus May peace be upon him, we revere him, we respect him. His mother was innocent, completely. She was the Virgin Mary. She was not married, and Allah subhanho wa Taala had blown in her the room. And Allah subhanho wa Taala caused the birth, miraculous birth of Jesus May peace be upon him without the involvement of a male and this is why towards the end of Surah Taha Allah says,
Don't call him my son. No, he is a creature of Allah. He is the worshipper of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, to say that Allah or the Creator, who creates from nothing has a sun is such a dangerous statement that the sun or should I say, the skies and the earth, want to tear and rip to pieces because of the severity of that particular statement? May Allah protect us? May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide those who are uttering wrong statements to that which is correct, I mean,
so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Maria Maria salatu salam, when she came while she was pregnant to her people, and she had not even been married, and her people said, Yeah, tahona Makana Abu Kimura so mama cannot muki Berea Oh sister of heroin. Oh sister of heroin, your father was not a bad man. He didn't engage in this type of activity. And your mother was also not like this. May Allah protect us What is this? She was instructed, don't talk. The matter is too big for your voice to be able to solve sometimes in our lives, we have problems Mashallah with us our problems are small, very minor inshallah. And we happen to solve them by speaking and so on. Sometimes it's so big, that by talking
nothing will help it's Allah alone who can clarify and clear that Allah subhanho wa Taala. cleanse our names all of us.
And may Allah subhanho wa Taala give us all good reputations, wherever there are people who are putting us into disrepute. May Allah subhanho wa Taala rescue us, and that is for every single one of us, really, we should never ever try and put a fellow Muslim into disrepute, because a day will come when that will happen to us. When we do something to others, which is evil, Allah creates people to do the same to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us
opposite is true that when we defend people, Allah subhanho wa Taala behind our backs will create others who will defend us and the day we need it, there will be angels who will come to our rescue that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding So from this we do learn that sometimes we rather turn to the dhikr of Allah and we rather turn obviously to Allah subhanho wa Taala in silence and Allah subhanho wa Taala will clear or clarify for us so easily Salaam as Maria May peace be upon her pointed to him whilst he was in the cradle he spoke powerful words, what were the words spoken by Jesus in the cradle May peace be upon him? Allah in the law, he says, I am a worshipper of a law.
Danielle kita but Allah has given me the book while Johnny nebbia and he has made me a messenger, why Johnny MOBA can
and he has blessed me wherever I am. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us blessings as well. So that was the discussion that occurred at the time of Isa or Jesus May peace be upon him the whole surah is named after the Virgin Mary. Ironically, the whole Bible does not have a chapter named after the Virgin Mary no after Jesus and so on. So we as Muslims in Mashallah we have many sources which are named after Jesus May peace be upon him, his mother and his family and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has named many of these tours after many of the profits as well. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the story of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, and I'd like to highlight one point, and
that is Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam he was given Prophethood by Allah subhanho wa Taala. From a very young age, he was extremely intelligent. He seen his father carving these idols and selling them and worshipping them and so on. And he'd seen one thing that really made him question this whole issue. He seen the rich have bigger Gods than the poor, because they could afford a big God. The poor could afford a small God, they could carry in their pockets whenever they wanted something, check out the god look at him and say, I'm going they just helped me stuff. But the big they had big, big gods, they would keep them in temples and so on. So he was he started laughing Really? And he told his
father Oh my father, what are you doing? What is this? Lima Budo mala?
Yo, yo, yo boonie
cache. Oh my father, how can you worship that which doesn't hear that which doesn't see that which is not going to help you in any way. Turn to the Creator. Turn to the Creator, he will assist. He is the one the father didn't want to listen. So Ibrahim alayhis salam made the statement.
What is the statement? Yeah, buddy in me.
Me Me. Me mala Mia Tikka Tabby ni de casa Oh.
Oh my father knowledge has come to me. That did not come to you follow me. I will guide you to the right path. Imagine a son a little boy telling his father that well, life from this we have a lot to learn. Our own children sometimes have more knowledge than us. They will come to us and say mom, it's wrong. You sitting on your cell phone all day, mom. That's not a good idea. It's very bad. It's a wrong habit. Or that you know, the way you speak to mom is wrong. We must not get angry. Otherwise, we joined the ranks of the father of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam take the instruction. It might come from a child. You might not like where it came from, but if it is true, that is the
merits you accept it on.