Sisters Tafsir – As-Saaffat – 1
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Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi hedge money my dearest mothers and sisters, this is a powerful surah
very short verses very beautiful verses of the Quran. And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has indeed blessed us by sending us such a beautiful word of his
which is very balanced and it has energy, reminders.
It has messages of good news and hope.
And it has messengers of messages
the warnings that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed as well. So if we take a look at the first few verses Allah subhanho wa Taala
is actually taking a person or an oath.
You and I, when we take an oath, we are only allowed to take an oath by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So I can tell you what law he which means I swear by Allah, who I swear by his names or qualities, and I'm not allowed to take an oath by anything other than that, whether it is a messenger or whether it is something of value, any creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But I can only take an oath by the one who sent the messages,
by the one who created in time of creation by Allah
Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala himself, he takes in both
with those things that he has created, that are of a great standing. And sometimes those things that are unique, those things that Allah subhanho wa Taala would like to draw our attention to their greatness or to their value or to the fact that they are from amongst the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala that require us to ponder over. So Allah says was sarfati
taking an oath by those angels range in ranks, or those angels in rules. If you take a look at the sahid International translation, it's quite simple. It says, by those angels lined up in rows, so Allah is taking an oath, when he says, and by those who drive the clouds still talking about angels
and those who recite the message.
So these are three photos taken by the angels meaning Allah subhanho wa Taala is swearing by the angels.
If we take a look at the noble Koran translations, you will find it saying by those angels ranged in ranks, or in rows by those angels who drive the clouds in a good way, by those angels who bring the book and the Koran from Allah subhanho wa Taala to mankind.
So Allah is taking an oath by the angels the angels are a great creature or great creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala huge and amazing and they do not disobey Allah at all. Leia Suna Maha Maha Maha Maha Luna Maja Maroon the Quran says they will never disobey Allah regarding any instruction that He has given them. And they do as they are told Exactly. Those are the angels they don't have the power to disobey.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala. After taking all these oats, he just wants to reiterate one thing
law he did, indeed your
your Lord is 111 so this is the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala You are not allowed to worship anything besides me Who made you? Your Illa is one none other than Allah. When you worship you worship only he who made you. He is the one who created you and unto him You shall return he is just one remember that. And remember it always, never worship a person, nor a grave, nor a stick nor a stone, nor a tree nor any other creature of Allah, whether it be a prophet or anyone else. Rendering acts of worship to a creature is wrong. All acts of worship are rendered solely and only to Allah, the One Who made you and I he is the only one who deserves to be worshipped because he
The one the only, so Allah is saying Allahu la de la ilaha illa Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. That's the meaning of it. So why do people say that Allah in the law, and they utter the meaning of it, there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah and they keep on worshipping sticks and stones and saints and prophets and trees and other creatures of Allah so they have negated that statement.
This is what makes us a Muslim, La ilaha illa Allah I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship. Right? So I will worship Allah alone. That is Islam. So Allah says, Who is Allah bosom Archie was the Lord of the heavens and the earth one avena, Houma and all that lies between them what a bull Mashallah. And the Lord of every point of the sun's rising.
Now, especially this actually means the east. Masaryk means the east and Russia, it also means the point where the sun rises, sure, sure, oh cushions, meaning the sun coming out. Now in winter and summer and in different seasons, the sun actually does not come out from the same spot that it actually did, it comes out at other times of the year, every day or every little season, it changes every day, that is a fragment of change, a small minute change, but there is a change. So I love being the creator of the Sun and the Earth and so on. He knows that there is a change. So this is why he called it Musharraf, that all the points were the sunrise from all of them. Allah subhanho wa
Taala is actually the load of all of that he owns it he knows it. Of course, somehow it will update when Nabina Zuma or Buddha mushara when he makes mention of another very, very great creature
or creatures, stars.
People ask why did Allah create the stars? So Allah answers the question in the Yeti, sama dunya be Xena teeny kawaki Indeed, we have adorned the midheaven with the stars for beauty. This is Allah subhanho wa Taala saying that we have adorned this heaven with the Stars of All with the beauty of the stars. So one of the reasons of the creation of the stars simply to create beauty in the sky.
So if you were to ask, Why are the stars made? One of the reasons is to look nice to look beautiful to beautify this canopy that we have Abbas known as the sky. Imagine looking up all the time and you see nothing blank completely, absolutely nothing. So Allah says beautify for you. We've made this task one of the reasons what are some of the other reasons so Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
What do you mean good Alicia, you find in married and we have created the stars to guard against every rebellious devil.
So who are these rebellious devil? These are the devils, the Satan's the jinn kind who try to go up in order to steal some information from the preserved tablet and from what is going on in the heavens. So Allah says, we use the same stars to help them.
Let's listen to the next verse layer some Marana. Illa Illa Allah, will you put the phone I mean call me Johnny.
They cannot listen to the higher group of angels, for they are pelted from every side. This is the pelting. So when you see a star falling, we actually read law how La La quwata illa billahi la li la v no mind, no power, except the vet of Allah subhanho wa Taala the higher grades because Allah has just pelted those devils with these stars and they're called shooting stars. In the language of sunset, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
when they try to listen to the higher group of angels, they are pelted from every direction.
So what is the exception?
A lot is do hurun wala Humala boissy they are pelted from every direction repelled and for them is a constant punishment, they are repelled. So constant punishment for the devil they are living in constant punishment, the Jim Cain,
the devil from amongst them, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from being devilish. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Then, except one who snatches some words by theft, but they are pursued by a burning flame.
And brightness. So there are some of these shayateen, who might pinch a word or two from that which is being uttered by the lofty angels
and the instructions with amongst them.
But this would only be by the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And at the same time in order to test creation, and in order to test us as human beings as well. So, sometimes these shayateen, these devils, they have the stealing of a word, and they might come down, and they will add another 100 words to that, and then they'll release it to some people who try to seek assistance from them. So seeking assistance from the gym is actually prohibited. But this gene or these gene will actually come to you with information and sometimes one droplet of information might be accurate and the other 100 droplets added, which make the entire glass would be absolute false. And this is a test or
lessons if you believe them. You've just believed in me.
You know, like the hadith of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stage. Men are often Alka Heenan facade acabo de la
casa de Matos Illallah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
whoever visits a fortune teller or a soothsayer, one who claims to know the unseen, and believes what they've said, has disbelieved in what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam has brought. So you only need to ask yourself when someone informs you something of the unseen. Is this something of the unseen? If the answer is yes, we don't believe it.
It can create a little bit of a doubt in our heads to say it's pursued via permissible means, but not by prohibited mean. So it's something very, very serious in terms of a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah make it easy for all of us. This usually happens, you know, when people are seeking you, and they went to this doctor, and that doctor and no doctor can tell them anything. And then suddenly someone tells them, that we know who did what to you, and so on and so forth. And that's where the test comes.
You'd rather die of an illness than to die without the man and Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us because lack of Eman is the most serious of all illnesses and sicknesses.
And may Allah grant cure to all those who might be a little sick into every single one of us who may be suffering in whatever sickness or illness or any form of difficulty. We are Luckily, at least for us all, I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
then inquire of them, oh Mohammed, Allahu Allah, He will send them are they a stronger creation? Are those whom we have created?
This is a question that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
has been instructed to ask, ask the people of polish.
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and ask them oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam are they stronger as creation are those others like the heavens and the earth and the mountains whom we have created? Verily, We have created demos Tiki clay.
So Allah has chosen to create me and you from clay.
And that clay is found all over the earth. And the mountains are huge in the sky, and the sun and the moon and everything else and that which is between the two.
And Allah says so who is greater in creation, yourselves who are created from soil, Clay, dusk,
or the mountains and the other creatures? This is a question obviously, in order for us to understand the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala the fact that he can create and he has created and he will create, and he keeps on creating and he will cause everything to end and he will cause it to be resurrected. That is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So ask them that question in Alesis. But you wonder, while they mock, you know, when you invite people towards goodness, or you ask them a question, which is very relevant, some people begin to wonder, and they really want the answers and other people begin to laugh, mock and make a joke out of things. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
well as if it was her own, you ohama de la la la la sala wonder,
wondering why they were mocking at you and at the port.
So then Allah says,
and their problem was that whenever they were reminded, they paid no attention. No attention.
Now if we pause for a moment, and we look at the plan and we look at it as a word of a reminder for myself and yourself, we will come to understand immediately, that every time there is a reminder, that reminder is actually for me and you.
So Allah is telling us all,
or reminding us to learn a lesson from what the people of the past have done. So Allah says, What either looky loo liars, Kuhn, those of the past, when they were reminded, they did not pay attention, they did not take heed, what is the spoon every time they saw a sign or evidence or some form of sign that Allah sent them? they
mocked at it.
May Allah bless so many protect us, we see signs in our lives, I'm not seeing those reminders and warnings. And Allah sends us goodness and Alessandra, sometimes lack of achievement of what we want in order to test us and to remind us, but we continue sometimes dwelling in our marketing, and living a life as though we're never going to return to Allah. And as though, you know what, by the way, Allah is, you know, just by the way, you still feel alive. And sometimes we couldn't even be bothered to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this, this is a point to ponder over where we need Allah so badly, so badly, so badly. And we couldn't really be bothered what he asked us to do. And
it's minor, it's small. You know, I was speaking to someone a few days ago. And we were speaking about so Judah and frustration, and saying, if you know what you're saying, in frustration, in Salah, you will feel the best feeling ever, when you are down there in frustration, and you will take your time, and you will not want to rush up from that position. Because you know what you're saying, you know, to whom you are saying it, and you know who you are, and how desperately you are in need of the one whom you are just praising. And you know, that he the one who you're praising is the one who controls everything regarding your existence, and therefore you are so honored to be in
that position, declaring his greatness How then can you actually rush up from subdued and from frustration? So take your time in Salah? Allah make it easy for us all. So Allah subhanho dialysis, what is that? Yes, the serum whenever they saw a sign, whenever we sent them signs whenever they were the same, they mocked them.
What God would enhance in that movie, every time they assign came to them, and some of these signs were signs that they had asked for. Then they said, Oh, this is just magic. This is magic.
Imagine how foolish
when a sign comes, they say it's magic. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And Allah says, They asked a question and they are amazed and amused by something. And what is that thing? Either means now, according to Robin eHarmony. In
our world, when we are dead and we have become dust, decomposed into soil, but both have been decomposed, shall we then be resurrected? Is that possible? And also our forefathers the fathers of old will they also be resurrected? How is that possible? So Allah says, tell them now. One, zero,
yes, you will be resurrected. And then you will be humiliated.
No, do that to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not humiliate us. I mean, so Allah says,
For him nama, he has the gelatin wahida tone for either alone, indeed, it will be a single meaning shout, the second blowing of the trumpet as you joy and behold, they will be staring.
You know, when we die, it's going to be sudden,
when piano comes, it's going to be sudden, when the resurrection comes, it's going to be sudden. So Allah says,
sudo to Zuma, Allah says, when the Trumpet will be blown for a second time or a game, and behold, he will be standing in Tokyo, meaning they will be resurrected and looking staring. Whoa, what happened here? Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make it easy for us on that day. Allah says,
For me alone, they will be standing. And what will they be saying? They will say, Woe unto us. This is the Day of Recompense. This is the day we were promised
it will be said this is the day of
Judgment which you used to deny. So from these verses Allah subhanho wa Taala is drawing our attention to the fact that we've definitely going to be resurrected and we need to prepare for that day and that day is going to come and those who belied it or disbelieved in it, they will definitely be regretting on that day and they will be told Whoa, here's the day you used to disbelieve in it. Well, it's right here right now. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make that easy for us. This is the day of judgment which you use to deny.
In Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
The angels will be ordered. gather those who committed wrong were kind
and what they used to worship,
gather everyone, gather those who committed wrong, bring them forward, and the angels will bring them forward.
All those who grouped together will be getting those who grouped together incentives, those who worship other than Allah subhanho wa Taala things that guided them to the path of hellfire. So they are those who worship Allah and worshiping Allah means rendering acts of worship and getting guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala, that of purity, you know, it's very clear and clean. Religion is clear and clean. And it's always upright modesty, full of morality, values, that's what religion is all about. But when it comes to the devil, full of immorality, do as you please attitude, you know, don't be bothered attitude.
Just worship anything and everything as and when you like and wish. That's what the devil calls for. So Allah says, We will resurrect all of these. And we will say, well, these are the things that you worship besides the law. So they led you to the hellfire. This is where they lead you to the path of hellfire. A lot of stuff that we want to ask them, they will be questioned what people who stopped them.
You know, when I read this with this, these words, what the who, who? It's like a roadblock? where suddenly your Stop, stop, we want to ask you questions, show us this and show us that. Let's see this. And let's see that. Why did you do this? And why did you do that?
So love is what people who are in the homeless? Oh, Lulu, they are indeed unsuitable.
They need to be questioned.
They will be asked, What is wrong with you?
Why do you not help each other today you see those who used to worship others besides Allah, if those who were worshipped, agreed with the fact that they should be worshipped besides Allah, then Allah will ask the question, Well, why don't you help each other today? There are people who allow others to worship them to kiss their feet and believe that they have some form of an empowerment or some form of a stepping stone between someone else and Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they begin to pretend like they are God given
powers that they have. They begin to pretend that they have these powers to be able to forgive and to be able to intercede. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness, all those who have the legitimate power to intercede that is given by Allah subhanho wa Taala declared and known lama calama Allah Allah, he has warned us do not worship me like the Christians have worshipped Jesus. He says it very clearly. Now, Tony kamatera Tina samanya don't go beyond the limit. When it comes to me, like the Christians have done with Jesus, the son of Mary. Always remember I'm a worshipper of Allah, a slave, a messenger, that's who I am.
But he would have the power to intercede by the will of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for members of his own man.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala has informed us of a few others, like for example for iron and works hard on it and abide by it and so on, may be able to take through into gentlemen 10 members of his staff had Hellfire, written against the name but this will only be by the Commission of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It does not mean we wish those people not worship someone. besides Allah Subhana Allah so Allah says,
they won't be able to, but they that they are in surrender, they will be surrendered complete silence for Allah no one can talk no one can say anything.
But in the world they had big mouths. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah protect us. Allah says, and they will approach one another asking or blaming each other.
They will say indeed, you used to come to us from the right.
The oppressors will say no, you yourselves will not believe us. We have nothing to
do with it.
And we had no authority over you but you were transgressing people.
So the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala, has come into effect upon us. That's what they will say.
Indeed, we will taste the punishment, Allah protect us from it.
And Allah says
that they will then talk to one another, saying things to one another regressively
saying and we lead to dv will lead you to deviation. Indeed, we will deviate.
So, indeed on that day, they will be sharing the punishment. Indeed, that is how we deal with the criminal law says.
So, like saying that the criminals will be dealt with, they will be allowed to argue with one another because a person who led you astray, you can talk to them on that day, and you can find out why and whatever, but you will not be able to blame each other because both will be blameworthy. Why did you allow someone to make a fool of you? And Allah says, indeed, they, when it was sent to them, La ilaha illAllah they were too arrogant to accept it.
When it was said to them, there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, they were too arrogant to accept it. So let them taste the result of their own words, their own doing their own actions and their own set of beads.
So Allah says, they will see
are we to leave our gods for a mad poet?
You know, when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought about the Koran from Allah subhanho wa Taala and delivered it to them. What did they say? They said, This man is a mad poet. He is a poet. Look at the words he says rhymes. Allah says this is not poetry. It's a message from Allah. It's a powerful message. So don't call the man mad. Consider his message. It's powerful.
So they, when they were instructed, what to do they were arrogant. May Allah not make us on those who are arrogant when we are instructed What to do? Male he softened us, maybe make us from those who can change our lives in preparation for the day when we meet our Creator. When we meet our maker, maybe purify ourselves, may Allah subhanho wa Taala girl does that purification? And may He make us from those who earn forgiveness on a daily basis? I mean,
so my mothers and sisters yeah ally saying
that they were asking a question. When they were given on they just said, Well, you know, what, are we expected to leave our gods because of this man poets.
So Allah says, rather, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has come with the truth and confirms the previous messages and messengers.
The message of the Quran is a completion of what Jesus May peace be upon him brought and what Moses May peace be upon him brought. The messages are not contradictory, they are a completion. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, it's quite clear for those who would like to study those who want to look into it, those who listen to those who have intellect.
Indeed, you the disbelievers will be the tasters of the painful punishments, and you will not be recompensed except for what you used to do,
but not the chosen servants of Allah they will be saved. So the two are the chosen servants of Allah, mothers and sisters, if you take a look at these verses, and you go home and read again through the meanings of these verses, you will come to realize that in these verses Allah has made mention of quite severe punishment,
which will be meted out to those who have transgressed and not turned to him. So the fact that we are listening to these verses is is a point of Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala it means we have a chance it means we have moments it means that Allah loves us enough to have allowed us to listen to his words and ponder over them and change our lives. But the punishment that is mentioned is so severe, and it is so
serious that immediately after that Allah says Look, there is an exception, they are those who will not be punished, they are those who will achieve goodness and inshallah in the next few verses, perhaps next week, we will go through that which Allah makes mention of in terms of the goodness that will be achieved by the ones who have repented, the ones who have changed their lives, the ones who have taken heed the ones who understand the message of Allah, I always say and I repeat it.
If you understand the four iron, nobody will be able to fool you regarding worshipping that besides Allah never, you won't be fooled and you will be able to
understand the difference between what is right and wrong. Once you studied the Quran and understand that what Allah has words are, obviously they will lead you to the sooner Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they will lead you to much goodness, all the goodness in existence, the source of it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And people will not be able to fool you. Because today there is a lot across the globe that is being said and done. That is actually the height of ignorance yet, the people are highly educated, so to speak. And sometimes even those who are linked to perhaps what we might term scholarly education, you know, that which is religious, sometimes, some of the people are
fooled, and they keep on fooling others. But believe me, you will never be fooled if you know the words of Allah. And this is why
the biggest deviation is when people tell you to not read the words of Allah.
Don't make an effort to try and understand it. No, don't. If people tell you that, it is the biggest deviation you can ever have heard. I tell you why simple reason. Allah made me and he made you. He is going to take me away and resurrect me. He gave his words to me and to you. And we spent a life of 60 years 70 years never being bothered to ever try and see what did he say? What did he say?
And we believe people telling us you're not allowed to know what he said.
I can't imagine. And I don't understand how sometimes people who are linked to religion still say these words. But no, you're not alone. You can't? Is it? Steve? No, don't go. You're not allowed to know what Allah said. Your mind and brain is too small. Whoa, okay.
Okay. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, may Allah protect us. These are the words, the deviating words of the devil. So don't be fooled. You know, if someone was murdered from amongst us, may Allah protect us, oh, let's say if someone died, if we make it less gruesome, if someone died from amongst us, right. And we heard that they left behind a word, a little note.
And in that note, that note was directed to me or say to you
wouldn't be so interested in knowing what did they say? Why did what did they leave a message for me for? But that's a human being who died. This is a law who is all living alive. He is the maker of me and you? He's the one who's given you everything you have. He's the one whom we are in desperate need of. He says, hang on, here's my message. And we say, you know what, I'll die but I won't know what your message is. Because some Tom Dick and Harry told me that you know what, you're not allowed to know the message of the one who made you the one whom you are going to return to and the one who is going to resurrect you? Is that the answer we're going to give Allah if that's the case, we will
be from amongst those arguing on that day with those people who told us not to learn the message. And we will be saying the things you guys tell us not going to Allah and they'll say what you know what, why did you believe us? We all in the punishment today, and then what will happen is Allah subhanho wa Taala I sent you the message, and you knew it was mine. Why did you have to listen to those people who told you not to try and understand this? For what? Why didn't you? Why didn't you go and read it yourself? Today we ready to read all the other books every book that there is, it's interesting today people create fiction tales that have no meaning to it a movie that absolutely has
nothing, no sense to eat besides a morality and we pay to go and watch it and we get excited and it affects our lives for another 10 years.
Mashallah, the time is up.
Anyway, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness in the dunya and the after inshallah we'll meet again next week to continue with whatever we've started off this week. Allah bless us all and grant us goodness grant us beneficial rain and create ease for every single one of us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us all wa sallahu wa salam o Baraka, Elena venum Muhammad, so Hannah labmd from Hannukah Lom will be happy to connect you to La La Land and I suppose Luca wanted to relate