Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2011
Creation of Aadam (AS)
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa kafa wa Salatu was salam, O Allah,
all praises due to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless every single one of us. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to accept from us the first fast that we have fasted. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to accept from us the second, the third we have that we have engaged in. As I said, it comes with a lot of sacrifice. The month of Ramadan is a month of sacrifice. And it comes with really a lot of self discipline and control. We cannot eat what we want. In fact, we will not eat anything through the day. And outside Ramadan, we would be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala to say Allah, if we could abstain from that which was permissible for your sake, then to abstain from that which is prohibited
is far more simple by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and also if we can engage in 20 extra cat as is the case here with us, for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, then the five daily Salawat is not much We ask Allah to grant a strength and we ask Allah to open our doors for indeed this is a month where it is said yeah bar real high react bill. Oh you who wants goodness come forward. And oh Yoo hoo, intense evil go back. So anyone who wants goodness, Allah subhanho wa Taala draws them closer and closer in this month. This evening, I will continue from where I left off last night. And as you know, it was a the introduction of the series that we have commenced with and I
had ended where we were making mention of why is it that the stories of the previous prophets are made mention of and I made mention of one point and I'd like to go further. But before I do that,
it is important for us to highlight where we got the word stories from sometimes it does not sound appropriate to use the word stories when it comes to the Quran. Rather we'd say the lives of the prophets, someone might say we'd rather say something else. But if you look at the words used in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Falco Susilo Casasola Allah who co so narrate to them the causes the stories, in order that they may ponder. So, these stories are narrated to us, for what reason that we may ponder, and we may learn a thing or two Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told in the Quran warmer. Davi janee boo boo, he is
you are not there or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at that mount when we called out to musala in salatu salam, but how did you know about it? We informed you about it. We are fortunate that Allah Subhana Allah Allah has informed us as well about it. As I said yesterday, if it was not for revelation, we would never know what it was. So we have selected the word stories because it is the closest in fact in sort of the use of Allah subhanho wa Taala says right at the beginning
Sana Luca saucy Bhima Oh hyena.
We are narrating to you the best of stories in that which We have revealed in this Koran. So that is the best of stories. So I'm not calling it a story. Now, if we look at why or some of the other reasons that these stories are made mention of it is in order to be a consolation and comfort to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to anyone who wants to carry out that work. What does this mean? Allah says in the Quran
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meaning and each time we mentioned for you a story of those of the past it is in order to comfort you to grant you strength, to strength in you to be a form of consolation for you. When you know the stories of the past you will be able to relate to what is happening now in your midst. And indeed in this Quran. The truth has come as a reminder for those who believe so we ask Allah to grant us a reminder from these particular stories. Now let us commence from the beginning of creation right at the beginning Allah
Anahata Allah created the pain and he told the pain, right? Whatever is going to happen up to the end, that was the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala how exactly it happened, we do not need to know why do we say we do not need to know, because there are certain things that our brains and our minds are incapable of understanding, we will never be able to understand, in the same way that the other creatures have a brain according to their capacity. And they feel that they are sophisticated and they feel that they have improved. So this man man feels he is so improved and he has eyes can you see what we call the unseen? answer is no. We believe that they are Jim kind Can we see them?
The answer is no. We believe the angels come and go Can we see them? The answer is no. Which means our eyes are restricted to a restriction placed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So there are certain things if they are not in the Quran, we will not need to know them if they are not in the correct sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam we will not need to know them. However, there are certain narrations known as rewired Israeli, the Israeli rewired, who is Israel in Israel is the Prophet Jacob May peace be upon him, he was also known as El Yaqoob la salatu salam. Now the narrations that have come to us via the People of the Book more so the Jewish clans and tribes who were there at the
time of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and before so those narrations, how do we treat them because we find them people have read them? And as I said yesterday, there are some similarities between all these revelations. There are three types of these narrations one, those which the Quran or the Suna have negated and disagreed with those we would throw them out completely. Secondly, those which the Quran has confirmed or the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has confirmed those we will take them not because they were found in the rewired Ilia. But because they were found in our narrations, and they were found to be in conformance with what the prophet sallallahu alayhi
wasallam wrote. And the third type of narrations are those where the Quran has not said anything the sooner has not said anything about it. It is not negated, nor is it confirmed. For those we have a policy we say La Casa de Cola, no candidate, we neither believe it, nor do we disbelieve it, we hold it, we might read it, it might create a little bit of information in our minds, but we neither believe nor rejected, we do not actually need to know those details. So this is something very important. Allah subhanho wa Taala created the angels. And then he created the gym kind. Very interestingly, he created another kind of known as the being kind, even a Kathy Rahim Allah makes
mention of this in one of his books, I'll be the I only hire, which is the book that I've mainly used for this series as well. So he says in there that there was a certain creature or creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala, known as been the beam, and they were on the earth, and on the earth, they created chaos and havoc and so on. So Allah sent the jinn to deal with the beam on Earth. So the jinn came in and they dealt with the beam, and they overcame them and overpowered them and destroyed them completely. And who was the head of the jinn. I'm one known as a police, one known as a police. So he was very, very proud of his good deed. This is why we say a lesson grown from this, whenever
you do a good deed, don't let it make you arrogant and think I'm holy, I'm pious, the other one is nothing, no, we do not judge books by their covers, number one. And number two, no matter what level you are on, look at those who are above you and tell yourself I have not got anywhere yet. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness, and there is a chance that those who might appear to be lower than us, they might overtake us alone, meaning very, very far, they will be ahead of us at some stage. So if we are to talk about them thinking that these people are below us, who knows Allah might create a day when they will overtake us. So what happened to the police, he became very proud
he was so happy, so happy that whenever the peep whenever the those in the heavens were addressed, he was addressed as one of them. He used to be addressed as the angels. You know, I like to give the example of a donkey and I say, when people have come to visit you, the whole community came and they came riding on their donkeys you say the community came to visit us but you didn't say that donkeys also came because the donkey is part of the community. It's come and it's now come to you, you don't make mention of it. So when Allah speaks of Mullah iica, he believes was also included in it. He believes was also included in it but he was not from amongst them. He was just included because he
happened to be a good person like nowadays we say Oh, he's such an angel or she is such an angel and so on. Do we really mean they have joined the ranks of debris? The answer is no. But what we mean is they are very good and so on. So he was good at the time. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter in
formed the angels of something very important in Surah Al Baqarah. Imagine right at the beginning of the Quran, Allah is speaking about it very interestingly,
what we call our MacAllan mela ekati in Ninja fin, de Haan Eva. And remember when Allah subhanho wa Taala told the angels that I am creating a halifa on the earth, I am creating a halifa on the earth, what is the meaning of a halifa it has two meanings, two important meanings one is one who stands in the place of someone else, or one who assumes the position of another important. So that is the first meaning halifa they say this person is a halifa of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that was Abu Bakar of Sydney from the Allahu anhu. They call them Hola. Those who came and assumed the position of the other, and they continued the work. So that is the first meaning the second is more
One who succeeds another, those who come succeeding one after the other. So think about it carefully. The angels, they don't die. The gene kind Allah knows, but they live very long. They don't succeed, they actually live very long. But everything on Earth, what happens to it, it has a lifespan. And it continues Adam alayhis salam came, and after a while, his children continued he was gone, his children went and others came, then they were gone and their children came we are here we will go after a while. So we are only here for a period of time. This is also known as halifa one who succeeds another we have succeeded those before us and those after us will succeed us that is
also the meaning of Khalifa. So when Allah says in the jar in the halifa, I am putting on the earth a halifa It would also mean those who are coming one after the other they will not last until the end of the earth but they will come one after the other. So immediately the angels they uttered something they said attach ILO v ha sido v ha YSP Kadima wanna know no sub b hovingham, deca, one con de su laka. O Allah? Are you going to create someone and place them on earth who are going to cause chaos and they are going to spill blood and they are going to do a lot of damage on the earth and yet we are here we are declaring your praise we are worshipping you, what did Allah say? In the
llama la la moon, I know that which you do not know. Knowledge is with Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala had a purpose to create Adam alayhis salam, it's important for us to know this purpose and aim because we have succeeded them. We are now on Earth at Mali salatu salam is no longer alive with us. So we need to know why is it we were created? So Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, this discussion is so beautiful. It is mentioned in Surah Al Baqarah. And Allah subhanho wa Jalla says they are after that he created Adam. Let us spend a few moments how he created Adam alayhi salatu salam, the Quran uses several words, it uses the word drop, it uses the word clean, it uses the word Sol Sol,
it uses the word hammer, he must know what are these words, one is dust, one is soil, one is clay, and when is the dark clay. So why all these words are used for the same creation, because it is depicting different stages in the creation of man, let us move further.
Amazingly, and interestingly, Allah took dust from the earth, and that dust was taken from different parts of the earth. And you and I know that the soil on the earth is different colors, you have red, you have slightly lighter color, you have a darker color, you have different shades of brown, and so on. So they were different shades and different colors. And he took these from different parts of the globe, from the valleys, from the mountaintops, from the sandy regions from the rocky regions and so on. And Allah subhanho wa Taala put it all together. This is why in mankind, nowadays we use that we use the word genes, not referring to those hipsters that people will know the genes within
men. What What do we understand if it is in your genes, if something is in your genes, there is a likelihood that it will be passed on to your children hereditary. So Adam Allah is Salatu was Salam was created from different types, different colors and different qualities, from his progeny. They are different colors. And there are people who are easy to get along with people who are very difficult to get along with people who are hardcore, strong, powerful, and people who are weaklings, Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us the middle path.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from amongst the best. So Allah subhanho wa Taala created all of them so differently, and this is why we have different colors and this is why we have different shades, different attitudes and different characteristics and characters. We ask Allah to grant us the best of all, and we ask Allah to open the
doors for us and our offspring and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to have mercy on us at all times. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks about how he created this man. Do you know that the narrations make mention of the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala first had this dust and then he added water to it, it became soil and then he shaped it up, it became clay, and he left it. He left it for a while. And then he speaks about the word used in the Quran is alpha, alpha har meaning the pottery, the clay of pottery. Why does he say similar to the clay of pottery, but not exactly the clay of pottery? Because for the clay of pottery, heat is used for men. No it was used Subhana Allah, no it
was used. So if Allah said the clay of pottery, it would mean he it was used, but he says similar to that clay of pottery because there is one thing missing. Low.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter, he left men. Now what was the size of Adam Allah is Salatu was Salam. Very interestingly, the narration says see tuna, the era and 60 feet.
Now what is a foot, a foot one would say is about roughly from your elbow to the top or to the wrist and so on. So one might say, roughly 30 centimeters. However, maybe the feet at that time might have been one meter. So he was either 60 meters, or he was either if we were to calculate it with today's feet, 80 meters, either way, he was huge. Just imagine Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam, Allah in salatu salam. And the Hadith says Holla Holla, who Adam Allah surah T, Allah created Adam upon his image. Now what is meant by this, ask the Christians they give you a totally wrong answer, they will tell you it means man was created on the image of God. That is wrong. It is simple to
understand, when me and you were born, how are we created? A little seed began to multiply. and thereafter the form was given slowly but surely. But what are the mala is Salam it was different. Allah created him on his image from day one, which means he was already big, he already had size, he already had eyes, that is the meaning of creation, in his image, not the image of Allah. But Adam was created in the image of Adam holy in those meters, he was already an adult when he was created.
So this is the meaning of it. We must never be confused and think that, you know, they say Jesus came in the form of God stavola, that is totally wrong. It's a mistake. According to us, we cannot discuss that matter with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because we would need to see him and none of us have. So it when it comes to Adam and Eve Salatu was Salam Allah left him. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala left him for a period of time, he had a certain very, very pious, very pious being who was known as the police, who happened to think now why is Allah doing this? You know, I went on the earth, and I sorted things out on the earth. And I went to engage in such great acts of worship. And
here we have Allah creating someone else. So he began to look up and down, and he's literally monitoring this creature. And he's trying to look and see and survey and take a look at what's happening. And he seen the, the size, and he seen the belly, he seen the stomach, when the ration says when he checked, it's hollow. He says, Oh, I know, I can control this. I know Leah tomalak. You know what that means? He is not consistent. This man will not be consistent, we will be able to push him this way or that way. And he already made a promise before the room or the soul was blown into Adam alayhis salam, you find the police making a promise. He looks at this, this more or less a
statue which is now lying.
And he says no. If I have an opportunity, I'm going to lead you astray. And if you are made to be higher than me, I'll never follow you. This is what the belief says.
From that time, what was the sin? The sin was he thought he was too Holy, this is what it is. This is why let us be careful law Kabbalah, when Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted us the acceptance to fulfill Salah let's not think we doing him a favor while we're doing ourselves a favor. And let's not think we better than the other who knows that person might be sacrificing much more than us in a different way. And they might be closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala than us. So this issue of becoming too holy or feeling that I am it. What does it make us do? Allah protect us? It might make us look at others with an inferiority meaning that they are inferior to us, we would have a
superiority complex, so to speak. Now Allah protect us that's what happened to the police. So when the police looked at this, he was very, very upset and angry and he made his promises then Allah subhanho wa Taala began or he blew the room or the soul into Adam, Allah is salat wa salam. And where did it start from? Very interestingly, it started from the top from the head.
So the most honored the most honored
organ that we have is the brain. That is what distinguishes us from the rest of creatures. We have a brain, Allah gave it life first before everything else. Then as the soul came meaning as the life began to come, everything was turning into flesh and blood, flesh and blood from soil. It was becoming flesh and blood, and the brain came alive. In the eyes came alive in our family, salatu salam suddenly opened his eyes Mashallah imagine what must have happened, an adult, opening his eyes granted full knowledge, Allah says in the Quran, while
we taught Adam alayhis salam, the names of everything. So we brought everything that was in creation. And we told him this is a tree, this is a stone, this is a mountain so on. So he was already taught, he was not like us when you born and then you slowly learn and you learn to say Allah and then you learn to say something else. And then you learn to say Daddy and Mommy, no, it was not like that with other Maliki salatu salam, he already knew the words and the names of everything. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about that in the Quran. So as his eyes opened, he saw the fruits of Jenna, he was in Jannah he was in a place that we don't know we haven't been in
yet. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grandest paradise. So when his eyes opened, he was so happy he seen all these fruits and so on. He already understood what it was. And what happened as the soul was blown and it was he the life came into his nose in his mouth. he sneezed. he sneezed. So sneezing is a sign of goodness, it is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala which protects you from illness. That is a sneeze. So, one narration says the angel said, Oh, Adam, thank Allah. So our family is salatu wa salam says, Alhamdulillah he says Alhamdulillah All praise is due to Allah. This is where we get it from, or praise when you sneeze you should utter All praise is due to Allah. So the narration makes
mention of how Allah subhanho wa Taala responded to him that Allah has had mercy on you, oh, Adam. Hence what happens. When we hear when we sneeze, we say Alhamdulillah if we hear someone say, Alhamdulillah, we should say your hammock Allah, we should say, Allah has definitely had mercy on you. That is the beauty. And this is where it started. And this is where it came from.
So as life came into his hands, he stretched out to get what
amazing, amazing. He stretched out to get what what he was seeing, he was seeing the fruits of Jenga, so he's stretching out but life had not yet come on to his his legs. So he couldn't get there. And this is why the Quran says, Hola,
me, Nigel. And in another place, Allah says, What can
Man was always in a rush, always making Hey, look at us, how do we treat life, life is like this much, so to speak, from this point to that point. And we try to get as much as we can between this point and that point. And we want to feel it as much money as much knowledge as much this as much that Let us hope that we as muslimeen can get as much taraweeh in today. And as much pour on him today. And as much sacrificing today and as much obedience of Allah into there so that by the time we get to the other point, we can be granted entry into gentlemen, as we mentioned yesterday, may Allah open our doors, so very beautifully. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how men was
always in haste. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala. After he created Adam and his Salatu was Salam. He instructed the angels to prostrate that prostration was not to worship him, but only in order to recognize and to acknowledge his status. His status was raised higher than all of them. So Allah says to recognize that status, prostrate. What is
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many ways, and remember when we told the angels to Prostrate to Adam, they all frustrated immediately besides the police. Now why didn't he Allah makes mention of it in so many places. In surah baqarah he says, I was stuck Bara What can I mean Alka Vereen. He refused out of arrogance, and he became from amongst those who are disbelievers.
This was the first sin being committed against Allah subhanho wa Taala. The first sin he refused out of arrogance. So what is the meaning of arrogance is thick bar the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that arrogance is not when you wear good clothes or when you drive a good vehicle. No, it is when you reject the truth and you despise people. Look at that translation. So beautiful whenever anyone reads
The truth they are proud they are arrogant. Whenever anyone despises other people, they are proud they are arrogant. Remember those two because a lot of people don't understand the meaning of pride. You look at a man Mashallah in good clothing and you say look at that uncle is proud of that statement of ours is actually pride. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Grant has a deeper understanding because the Sahaba of the Allah and him asked the Prophet salallahu Salam ala rasulillah when you say layered Hello gentlemen canopy TLB Miss Carla Huberty Mr. Danny min kebun that nobody will enter gentlemen, if they have got even a mustard weight of pride in their hearts. We like to a good
clothing. We like to have a good conveyance. The prophets of Allah Salam says no, that's not what is pride. Pride is when you reject the truth and when you despise people.
So he believes was the one who showed that pride and arrogance in another place in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Can I mean Elgin fossa con Amira Bay? He was from amongst the gym kind. You see, he was not from amongst the angels. Allah says he was from amongst the jinn. Now the melodica the angels were created from Noah from light and the jinn were created from a smokeless fire. That Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of even in Surah two Rahman, and this is why there was a difference between them. And where did difference show it showed when men was created. Now the two are differentiated. And then Allah Subhana Allah says to add money in salatu salam, in fact, before
that, Allah questions he believes Mammon, aka Judah Lima hora kotoba. Yeah. What is it that stopping you from prospecting to that which I've created with my own hands? Allah says, what is it that is stopping you from prostrating to this that I have created?
What he says, He says, and I
mean, no, Kakutani mean.
I am much better than him. You made him from dust, and you made me from fire. How can I prostrate to him? He must prostrate to me. Who is he? Now let us look into our lives. As we said, we want to draw lessons from this. We don't just want to mention the history. The lesson is never underestimate the next person. Never. Don't think this man is poor. This man is not good looking. This man is like this, or this woman is like that. Well, she has this and she has that so I am better. Not at all what law he we are taught and nurse Musashi occassional mission. People are equal like the teeth of a comb. You see the comb and his teeth, we are all equal exactly like that. When it comes to access
to Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah loves you as much as he loves me. He's waiting for you to turn to him as much as he's waiting for me to turn to him. So nobody should think that no one is better than the other. May Allah subhanahu wa taala open our doors. And here we are speaking of the personal thoughts, if we feel that someone is pious or someone is closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is different. But we are talking about feeling that someone is inferior, and feeling that someone is lower. May Allah subhanho wa Taala never ever make us from those who look down upon other people. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how this Emily's refused, and he's debating with
Allah. And he told Allah subhanho wa Taala in 110, Elijah woman kiama If you give me respect up to the Day of Judgment, the day when everything is going to come to an end, then I will show you then he can do Rita who in LA County LA, I will lead astray all that progeny that you spoke about that will follow him except a few. Who are those few Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of them in a baddie Leyzaola.
Those who are my true worshipers, you will not have any authority over them, or at least you won't be able to handle them or to control them. So let's take a look at what happened when Adam alayhis salatu salam was now standing and Allah subhanho wa Taala taught him all the names.
Allah subhanho wa Taala told him to go to the angels, and he was told to greet the angels. This is a narration which is correct and it's authentic. In Sahih Bukhari, he went up to the angels as instructed by Allah subhanho wa Taala and he was told to tell them, peace be upon you As salam o Alaikum. When he greeted them, they greeted him back while a Kuma sallahu wa rahmatullah. So this is our greeting to see where we get it from. And this is why even the previous nations or those who have the other books, the people of the book, they are also taught to greet in a similar way, but a lot of them have lost it to the highs and the bias and the yos and what have you, Allah protect us.
Yes, this is what has happened. We used to have a yo yo when we were young, it's a little thing that goes down after
We heard them cutting it in half and giving it to you as a greeting.
Now opened our doors really, we have a beautiful greeting May peace be upon you for your information. Do you know what it means? It means I guarantee you I won't harm you. Because if I am saying May peace be upon you, from what from my heart so I'm not going to harm you this piece from me. So we are friends basically we are together. And this is why it is hypocritical to greet the person and say, peace be upon you and then behind his back, you are busy stabbing him and so on. Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. This is why in a narration the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says,
Allah, Allah, Allah for Allah to move the hubbub of Shu Salama by Unicom, should I not show you that which, if you were to spread it properly, it would come it would spread the peace and the love between you? What is it As salam, the correct greeting in the proper way, without hypocrisy, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who can love one another solely because we share La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of this, and how at least May the curse be upon him already did this. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, tell those angels, the names of all these things, and Allah brought all the things in front of the angels. So Allah asked the angels first, do you know the names of these things? And they said, We don't know what Allah knows. Allah knows, we don't know. So Allah says, Yeah, demo.
The asthma him. Oh, Adam, tell them the names of these things. And Adam alayhis salam began to recite, this is a three, this is a stone, this is a mountain. This is this. This is that the angels were shocked. They were shocked. They were amazed. things they didn't know are the mother is Salatu was Salam knew. This is when they said, Oh Allah, you are the Knower of the unseen. And Allah says, I know that which you don't know Didn't I tell you?
But there is something else that Allah Subhana Allah referred to as well, when he said I know that which you don't know. Let's get to him. He believes he was very, very angry. He already made his promises. And now what happened? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What Guna Adam was gonna do was ojochal Jang mata wakulla min
sushi Toma wa tada de Sha de la fecha, Konami navali me, we told other money in salatu salam
that you can do out here with your wife, and you will live in Jenna with her have what you want, eat what you want, do what you want. But there's one thing that I don't want you to do. And that is that three you don't eat from it. The one three you don't eat from it. Now one might say, Well, why is it that Allah decided that he wants to have prohibitions? Someone asked me why did Allah create the pig? If he doesn't want us to eat the pig? Good question. When you have a mathematics test, do they only teach you addition?
You have subtraction as well.
Do they only teach you multiplication, you have division as well. So you know how to go this way. And you know how to go that way. You are tested this way and you are tested that way. You there is a different part of your spirituality that is enhanced when you engage in karma in fulfilling the commands. And there is a different part of your spirituality that grows when you abstain from prohibitions. Allahu Akbar, that is Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala kept one thing, what we learned from this now is most of the things are permissible besides a little list, just like there everything was permissible besides one item. Now there is a question
How did Hawa or Eve May peace be upon her come about? It's a very interesting question and it has a beautiful answer.
According to some of the narrations, Adam alayhis salam was the only species The only of his kind. Mankind one there was no one else. Naturally he was feeling lonely, lonely because the angels there are so many this there are so many me I'm only one. So he used to want company used to ask Allah for company something that would grant him comfort. One day when he got up, he noticed someone looking very similar to him. What do we learn from this?
A woman was given to a man as a gift after great prayer. Mashallah, so we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah really, to make us from those who can appreciate that and who can understand it, because many people forget this and they don't realize that this woman was actually a gift. But let me quickly also remind the sisters live your lives in such a way that you are like a gift, not a burden. I mean,
so Allah subhanho wa Taala says that this, Adam alayhis salam had Hawa standing right next to him. And the Quran says at the beginning of surah, Nisa,
Allah makes mention of how he created a woman. And he says we created from him meaning from Adam, his spouse, his wife, which means her work. Now there are certain people who are embarrassed, and they say no, we weren't created from men. Well, why be embarrassed? We were created from dust from soil, at least you are created from something which is already living.
So hon Allah, there is nothing embarrassing. We are there right now let's talk of where we are. Now. This is history, no need to deny a Sahih Hadith and no need to deny a verse of the Quran. Clearly it says this in the opening verses of Surah Nisa that Allah created men, and then he created a woman from the men. So the hadith of Abu huraira Romano in Sahih, Al Bukhari makes mention of the robe of Adam Allahu Salatu, salam, there is nothing wrong with being created from a robe. And when the Hadith speaks about how a rope is bent, and how the top of it is bent, and if you try to straighten it, you might crack it. So be very, very careful how you treat your women. I think a lot of the
women don't understand that. And they take it personally, and they take it wrongly, they think it's an insult. Well, ah, it's not all it is, it is telling the men folk that Be careful how you handle the women, be very kind to them, be very tolerant, and be very, very patient with them. Because if you want to straighten them like a pin, you might end up cracking them, which is true.
You can't have your wife exactly as you want. No, no two human beings are the same. Not at all. You know, when I was young, we were always told the five fingers are not the same. One day my dad came along, and he says, Well, if you make an effort, they can all be one you see, you need to bend one and change the other one and do this to the other one, then you get all of them in one line. So it means an effort is required for us to be on par you there is a given take May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. Then there is the issue of the police who thought of his plan. He was sitting in general a he's watching his seeing look, Allah made one prohibition. I promised Allah
that I'm going to come to Adam, the thing is, he knows me. And Allah warned Adam alayhis salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala warned him and Allah says Watch out for a police let him not take you out of the goodness you are in.
La akbar wa, region Akuma amin al jannetty feteasca Be careful that he doesn't take you out from all this goodness that you have in this garden here. Because then you will be unfortunate you will be very unfortunate if you fall into his trap. Allah says in Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala dogma ofI how Allah tala ha, you will neither be hungry in it.
Nor will you ever need clothing, you won't be naked in general, nor will you ever be thirsty. And you will never ever get tired, there is nothing. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, enjoy, enjoy as much as you want. The only thing I want you to do is to make sure that you've understood that the enmity that this one has against you the enmity that this one has against you understand it, and he has promised he's going to lead you astray. Be careful.
So now one day police goes after some time, he goes to Adam, and he says yeah, Adam, I don't know Karla shadow till Monday morning. Killa. Bella, look at what plan he used. He says, oh, Adam, can I show you the tree that if you eat from it, you won't die. You won't die at all. You will have live forever. And you will have lots and lots of belongings that will never stop you will own absolutely everything will Kim Nyah Bella, you will have so much kingdom that it won't even finish. So Adam alayhis salam turned to him. That's the mistake. You don't turn to shapen. Allah says in the Quran, or
naked kameena shavon Enos Stein Villa, when shavon when you feel the slight whisper of shape on immediately seek the protection of Allah against a person. When you feel the whisper, don't even have bad company, don't even go in that direction. don't even want to listen to him immediately throw it out and say I want to be like him in a shape ontology. This is what Allah says. So he believes managed to get the ear of Adam and Adam la salatu salam heard it. And he tried again, and he tried a third time and the fourth time after some time other money Salatu was Salam.
He decided together with his wife, that now let's just have a taste of it. What are we going to lose? We have a taste Why? Because he now had forgotten that it was prohibited. Where do we get this from the Quran says while a cada hit enter Isla de Mahmud cabello Venezia, wala Nigella who has Ma and we had made a promise with Adam before but he forgot about it. And we did not find find him to be resolute. What is the meaning of
resolute he did not make a firm intention to sin and to transgress against Allah. We found when he did what he did, it was not intentional. He made a mistake. It's clear in the Quran. This is why yesterday I said that the prophets of Allah, they did not intentionally commit sin. They did not commit sin. They were protected by Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the case of Adam alayhis salam, there's a hadith in Sahih al Bukhari, where he meets Musa alayhis salam. And he says, well, Musa, may peace be upon them all. He says, You Allah has spoken to you and he has chosen you to be spoken to. You went to kill that men, you talking about me?
How can you blame me for something that Allah had already decreed prior to my creation, and he made it part of my creation for me to get onto the earth and Musashi Salam was quiet. Allahu Akbar. That is a narration in Sahih Bukhari that is made mention of so we don't blame Adam and Eve salatu salam, it was his, it was supposed to be in order for him to come onto the earth, a question that comes up. Many people think that it was Eve, it was Hawa May peace be upon her, who was the one whom shapen had gone. There is no evidence for that. That is just something that people say in order to try and blame women. And they will say, well, the woman was the first one who sinned, and the woman is the
one because of her, we are all astray and so on. There is no concrete evidence, neither in the Quran nor the sooner In fact, the Koran speaks about at least talking to Adam Carolla, Adam. Luca, he believes in Oh Adam, can I show you then Allah says for Akela I mean, the two of them ate together. That's what Allah says. So why blame one the other May Allah subhanahu, Allah grant us the ability to take the blame when it is supposed to be on us. Because we all sometimes want to lay that back on someone else we learn from this and whenever it is our fault, just admit it, don't try and pass the buck on to someone else, just to blame them so that we can come out scot free.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says they ate from the tree and when they ate from the tree, do you want to know what happened? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, By that law whom so to whom, ah Watashi
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immediately as they ate their private parts began to show and they ran to the trees of Jana and the leaves of gender and they try to cover themselves. Allah said moments ago that you will never be you will never need clothing because your private paths will not show and Allah says you will not need this and you will not need that. But once they ate from the tree, they began to feel the need to cover themselves. That was the first thing. They were now full of shame. They were ashamed of their deed number one, and number two is they had to cover themselves. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says beautifully in the Quran, this is going to be the last point for this evening. Allah says
Adam alayhis salam received certain words from Allah. So Allah forgave him after that. What were these words?
powerful words, the first time in the history of existence, someone was taught how to seek forgiveness.
That act of worship known as Toba, and forgiveness and repentance. It was never ever engaged in before. No, never. Allah taught it to Adam first. This is when the angels were in shock once again. Now we see this is an act of worship that nobody has engaged in before a lot towards Adam alayhis salam, a few words. So he received those words. And immediately he uttered the words What did he say? Allah, him and his wife, both of them. They said
Ilana watoto Hannah, Nana coonan Amina Rojas ed in the two of them said Oh, Rob, oh, Rob, we have oppressed ourselves. We have wronged ourselves. And if you are not going to have mercy on us, if you are not going to forgive us, we are going to be the losers y'all love So forgive us. Yeah, Allah and Allah says, We forgave him immediately.
What do we learn from this? We learn from this. There's men, one of the most powerful acts of worship that men can engage in,
is still far, repentance, asking for forgiveness, because that is what men was made for men was given the free will. But unlike the angels who do not have the ability to sin, men has the ability to sin, but he's asked to abstain from it. And wherever he has fallen, he needs to immediately ask Allah forgiveness. This is why so many places in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh mankind those of you
Who have oppressed against themselves never lose hope in my mercy, I will forgive all your sins. All that is required is for us to ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us. So it's important we learned the lesson. There are four things required when we want to ask Allah forgiveness. Firstly to admit the sin, secondly, to regret over it. Thirdly, to ask Allah to forgive it. And fourthly to promise that we will not do it again. Once those four conditions are met, nobody needs to know your sin, not a single soul between you and Allah, it is wiped out Allahu Akbar. Don't have a doubt in your heart and in your mind. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand those four
conditions and may He make us from those who can fulfill it inshallah, we will continue tomorrow and inshallah We ask Allah to forgive us our sins, and we ask Allah to open our doors until we meet again, with the continuation, we say it was all Allahu wa salam wa barik ala nabina, Muhammad Subhana, Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic Masha Allah, Allah elanda