Ramadan 2011 – Stories of the Prophets – Day 08
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam
ala nabina Muhammad Allah Allah Allah He was happy as you may know about. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to bless all his companions as well, and to bless every single one of us, and to make us from his true followers.
Beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, yesterday we heard how the nation of Noah made peace be upon him new salatu salam was destroyed. And we heard the very vivid descriptions within the pond. If you looked at the dua made by new la Salatu was Salam. It was very detailed, where Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of all the description that the Prophet Noah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala speech be upon him had made right at the end of the story, Allah subhanho wa Taala remains Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and us all with a reminder.
Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, In surah
salatu wa sallam story, he says, that he came in.
In fact, there is a verse right at the end of
the verse that is
to come in.
ma Kumar Allah says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
this that we have related to you
the stories of the unseen which you have not seen, we have revealed it to you. Prior to this, neither did you know anything about Noah, no dig those around, you know about these stories, it is us who told you Subhana Allah, so Allah is making mention of the favor upon us, that we have revelation, that is a favor. We are sitting in reading a story. So authentic is the Quran that none of us have a speck of doubt as to the authenticity of the Quran. In comparison with the other books.
What a gift of allies that Subhana Allah to Allah. Today we are reading the Quran. I'm sure there are far there are people so many from amongst us who have memorized it cover to cover. It is your right to correct anybody who makes a mistake, because we want to protect the book. We need to protect this Koran. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. After that, Allah says the moral of the mentioning of the story of Noah to you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is as follows. First be bear patience Subhana Allah, which means these people in Mecca, they're going to trouble you, the kuffaar of the time are going to hassle you, they're going to harass you.
They're going to try and fight with you. They're going to do this and do that and it's not going to be an easy task. It's uphill. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Here we've related to you a story of one of your brothers, whom we had appointed as a messenger, who was there for 950 years as a die, which means as a Nabhi. He called his people for 950 years, he lived well beyond that. He lived for more than 1000 years, because it is reported that even after they came off the ark, he lived for another 150 odd years according to some narrations. So which means he lived for a long, long time. When duration says 250 years. Those were people who had life not like us, not even a quarter of that
low Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is goodness, speaking about proportions and causes. Do you realize that one third of the Quran is already completed.
My man just started now in the other day, one third of the Quran has been recited and we've listened to it so Panama before we know it, Ramadan will be over. So let us make the most of this beautiful month that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us now as time passed and the children have no honey salatu salam generations began to pass they were talking to their children have to have How lucky they were as being from amongst those who were saved in the ark was no honey Salatu was Salam. And then
They came shapen again. And the same plan once again, he began to show the people the worship of those besides Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala had given the people a lot, there was a lot of wealth, there was a lot of physical power and strength. But they began to worship idols once again, they began to worship stones and statues. And this is why, in Islam, we are not allowed to have any statues, anything animate that is made up to put into our houses and so on. Because the angels of mercy do not enter the house where they are these animate items hanging or statues and so on. The reason is from the very beginning, shape and use that plan to deviate men, we
have some bodies framed up there, our children might not realize who this person was, and what will happen. They might start bowing their heads and their children might start prostrating and we won't be there to tell them you know what, we only put it because of xy and z, may Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. So it's important for us to know when the Islamic rulings come, rather than try and say, I don't understand them, and I'm not going to adopt them until I don't understand or until I understand, we'd rather say look, I surrender to it. Whether I know or not why it is there. The fact that it is a solid verse of the Quran, Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam law of the
Sharia, we surrender to it. So now we find the children at the time. They were as they were growing, they were growing bigger in size. They were growing bigger inside. And it
reminds me of youngsters today 15 years and you're looking at him like this. You know, you're gonna greet him Salaam, Allah, Allah subhana wa Jalla grandpa's goodness.
But at that time, they were told huge Allah MCs mentioned from Allah what Allah that these people were granted greater size than the people have known. They were given more power than the first people. And they were granted gardens they had so much Allah makes mention of it in the Quran. These were the people of odd, odd, where is it?
It is the name of a place
between Oman and other between Oman and Yemen close to hover mode. That area in the southern Arabian peninsula, Middle Eastern Region. These were the first Arabs according to one narration.
And what happened? They were so happy because Allah gave them wealth, Allah gave them strength. And they began to indulge over and above indulging. They forgot Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they started worshipping
things, stones and items she engaging in shield. So let's listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says. In fact, very important point that I've jotted down to make mention today is there are two sutras in the Quran named after these people, no other nation Do you have to hold sutras named after them? One is you have sua hood. Now houde is the messenger Allah was not going to say sudo add? No, not at all, because we don't want to let my name be the surah after people who had destroyed No, but Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed the surah and we've been given the name as to what hood the surah where the story of who that is Salaam is mentioned.
And this is why these stories of hewed and sila and so on. They are not mentioned in the Old Testaments because these are Arabian prophets era prophets. Sometimes you won't find these names in the Old Testament and so on. However, the lesson is for us on the other surah is to rattle off a calf meaning the sand dunes they had sand dunes in that area, beautiful sand dunes, lovely area they enjoyed and they were people who built houses we are going to come to see how they were building their own houses and what happened and how much extravagance there was. Remember, as Allah gives you more sustenance, you need to become more charitable. When Allah gives you more, you need to give out
more. And as you get more you need to come closer to the earth. You need to become down to the ground people must not be able to say this man is the richest man and then he walks past he doesn't greet nobody Krishna and there is like an A and the gap. May Allah subhanho wa Taala do that to us. We need to be people when Allah has provided us if we want to know that it is good. We will be people who come down to earth and Allah subhanho wa Taala says about these people
here Amada tillery Maddy Latina mula palmists. No half in
the locker room. That image is referring to either the height of the people as though they were tall pillars, Lemieux flat miss new harville Villa, like them were not created prior on land, which means they were so huge Allah says we didn't make anyone like that before. number one. Number two is the homes they used to make what also huge like large pillars like the
That there was never before on Earth. So both their stature, their structure, and what they used to make and build in terms of homes. And both of those are correct because for a tall person, you need a tall home with a ceiling that is very, very high, because he needs to be covered. He's not going to come bending into his home. So Allah subhanahu wa Jalla speaks of that verse. Whenever you read that verse, and I'm sure we read it regularly. You should think of these people have ads and how tall they were. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, after making mention of how they used to worship, as numb as no meaning idols in Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the story. Firstly, in Surah,
Allah says, Allah Adam, for whom Buddha and to the people of God, we sent their brother, hood alehissalaam Why does Allah say a home because he was from amongst them? He was one of them. And this is why nearly all the nations that were sent prophets, that Prophet was one from amongst them, whom they knew from the time he was born, so that they could not say this is an outsider, he's a foreigner, he's a stranger and so on. They knew this person, and he came up and then he warned as a messenger, and he was always known as truthful and honest and all the good qualities and so on. So Allah says, He says, who that is Samson, Kalia, Mira, Budo, la Motta.
Bula hamanako. In
two different verses, both of these verses Allah says, he told his people, all my people, worship Allah alone without associating partners. For indeed, there is no diversity worthy of worship, no one none worthy of worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah comin Illa
you don't have anyone you can worship besides Allah. This shows us that the issue of polytheism and she is the prime issue that all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala dealt with, because that was the trap of shaman. The biggest thing he wanted to deviate men with is the issue of association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then he would laugh at the men and he would laugh at Allah subhanho wa Taala to say, you see, I told you, they won't worship you. They will either worship someone else or they will worship with you other things. So this is why all the messengers you open the pages of the Quran, they all said Maluku Mineola,
you don't have anyone worthy of worship besides Him, the one who made you
do you not fear? Do you not not have any consciousness in you? So what did they say? columella. vena cava, whom you call me Nana caffeine Safa. In
kameena caribee. First things first, the disbelievers and the haughty from amongst his community. They were all powerful people wealthy, they began to say that you are foolish, we see that you are a foolish man. You're a fool. You telling us not to indulge what's wrong. It's our wealth. We are living it's our life. lets us do what we want with whatever we want. And we build as we want and do what we want.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
They were also amazed that how can a man come to us? If Allah wanted to send a messenger? He could have sent an angel Why did he have to send a human being? And so this is why it's so to me noon, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how they said my Shahada in basho Miss Newcomb yeah pulumi matta colonna amino wiaa, shabu shabu, this is just a human being like all of you, he eats whatever you people are eating, and he drinks, whatever you are drinking is no virtue for him over the others, my beloved brothers and sisters, when the message of truth comes to you, even if it comes to you from a child, who is probably from a much poorer background, for as long as what he is saying is
right, you shall listen.
That is the message when we become arrogant and think, no, we're not going to listen to him because no, no, no, he's from another click. Or, for example, he doesn't have enough money. Or, for example, he's from a poor background, then we are losers, because this is the same thing that happened to the messengers. They were not from loaded backgrounds. No, they had good lineage. And at the same time, they were known and they came with a message. So these people said, Look, how can this person come to us yet he eats what we eat, and he brings what we drink. And they continued saying, while I'm in Atlanta,
If not come in, even
if you are going to follow a human being just like you, then you will be losers. Look at how foolish the statement is.
Now there is something important in this story of art. They debated a lot with who that is. And also they always went back to their cronies and their people. And they began to tell him Look, we told him this, we said this, we said that and he doesn't have an answer.
Not that he doesn't have an answer. Common sense is an answer, you know, what else they said?
is he promising you that when you die, and you have become decomposed, that you are then going to be resurrected? Far very far is that which you are being promised? It cannot be a reality.
Imagine, they are saying, How can he tell you that when you go down and you're going to be decomposed that you're going to come up? My beloved brothers and sisters, the lesson I learned and you learn from this? Sometimes we claim and we know we believe that we are going to be resurrected, but the way we operate in our lives, as though there's no Day of Judgment, the way we carry on with all our bad ways. We never bat an eyelid. Sometimes we never sit back to think but I'm drinking and clubbing and committing adultery. I've got all these bad habits. And at the same time, I'm claiming that there's a life after death. How on earth can that happen? So sometimes we join the ranks of
these people without knowing but then Allah has mercy upon us. He sends to us the month of Ramadan, he sends to us bless the days he gives us a Juma it is compulsory for you to attend and try and listen to the message. But why? Because the message will be added to soften the hearts to soften the hearts. So whenever we read these stories, let's not just think that those people they said How will we be resurrected, we believe in resurrection, but sometimes our lives are proving Otherwise, the way we lead them. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about what else they said.
In here in La Jolla tuna dunya Namu, to Ana Hiya, newbie. mabuti. They told each other Look, this is just a life, enjoy it as much as you can, we are alive and we will die. And that's it. There is no resurrection, in who are in
same accusation as those who accused the Prophet Noah, may peace be upon him. They said, This man has a gene has a gene What is the meaning of a gene gene he's possessed. So don't listen to him. Another verse, you know what they said,
in a colo in La taraka. Alia Tina de su.
We are not uttering anything except that some of our gods have caused this man to become mad, because he's gone against our gods. So the gods have become angry with him, the stones have become upset with him. And therefore they have inflicted him with a mental disease. And now he's a mental case. That's what they're saying. Why were all these statements Let me tell you why. Because these rich, wealthy people who had lots who are big, huge, no sickness, they were massive people. They used to dwell in huge dwellings, we're going to get to the type of dwellings they had. They were scared that we are going to have to change our whole lifestyle because one man is telling us
something. So rather than changing their lifestyle, and securing the earth era, they decided to secure the dunya and lose the euro.
Now with us, sometimes we are sitting comfortable in our bad habits and so many things and there comes a man and he starts reminding us leave your drinking, leave your drugs, leave your gambling, leave your this leave your womanizing leave your bad habits leave, you're lying, you're cheating, your hatred, you're deception You're so on and so on and so forth. And then we become upset. People who eat interest you find the man saying, leave your interest and they say no, no, no, no block that men stop that men kick him out, throw him away. Well, to be honest, that's exactly what they did in all the previous nations, and unlike gave them respect up to a certain time after that destruction
was total. So we must not become upset when someone touches the button. No, we must be happy. What is meant by
Touching the button exactly what's wrong with us? They mentioned in it, don't say this man is attacking me or attacking this one, nobody's attacking anyone, we need to realize it is a last message just like all the others, the messages were sent, they were direct, as we said. So now they started saying this man is a madman, and this man is like this and he is possessed only so that the others
would not listen to him. Because if 125 10 2050 people started listening, he would start getting a bass and he would be able to attack he would be able to become victorious over these No. So what did they decide to do?
Allah speaks about them in the Quran.
Allah says, What about push to push to bury
who daddy Sallam told him that when you seize when you want to punish someone, you you destroy them totally. You see so powerfully as though you are tyrants. A Jabbar is a person who's killed a few people. He's known as a bomb.
Someone who's killed more than one or someone who's killed more than two is known as a bomb, which means they used to kill off those who are weak, and those who try to go towards the message. They used to kill off those whom they considered a threat. Nobody could tell them anything Why? They were huge, powerful people. And they were in the majority. Allahu Akbar. So Allah subhanho wa Taala warns them and Allah subhanho wa Taala warned them through the prophethood but now I want to spend a few moments describing to you their houses. Allah says
a Tabby nunobiki li
una masani Allah Allah come Taku
Are you those who used to build on the mountains on every high place? You had your monumental home and palace what is a monumental home and palace. They built palaces on top of the mountains, huge palaces which they did not live in. It was only known that mountains that houses for this man that houses for that man that houses for this man, those were all on sand dunes and on the little mounds that they had. They were not living in them. So Allah says, Are you building extravagantly these homes that you're not living in, you're not going to stay in them, and you becoming so indulged that you're forgetting Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allahu Akbar. And on top of that, the next verse says,
and then in the valleys, you build the little houses that you are going to live in, in such a manner that you think you're going to live forever.
What's that? taffy Guna masani, Allah, Allah counterflow dawn, you have taken these fine homes for yourselves, as though you are going to live forever.
Love. So imagine the houses, these people, they own the mountains,
they carved up at the top of the mountains, a place for them to live, and not for them to live, in fact, for them to boast to brag. That's my home. That one's my house. That one's the other ones house. That's the uncle's house, and so on.
Look, my beloved brothers and sisters. There is nothing wrong with owning a lot. There is nothing wrong with being wealthy. But the lesson is, the wealthier we become, the more down to earth we should be, the more we should be found in the masjid, the more we should be found, giving charities Subhana Allah that is when we will save ourselves from torment from pain.
And the lesson is for the rest as well. When you don't have much there is a greater likelihood that you will be saved. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant the Savior, Allah subhanho wa Taala make us content with what we have. So Allah subhana wa Jalla speaks about their size. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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remember who Danny salami telling his people remember that Allah has made you the successes of the people of Noah. Allah has made you the successes of the people of Noah May peace be upon him who were destroyed completely You are the successes and Allah has given you greater physical strength. Then Then
Sophia Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
they started spreading a rumor that this man here he's doing it for some ulterior motive. He wants some money and this happened all the time. When someone came with goodness and related the message they said this guy must be making a lot of money out of
That's why he's there. But why? Why lay lay accusations? So who that is salatu salam says, Yanomami
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Bharani ephyra Aquino Omar, my people, I am not asking you to recompense me in any way whatsoever. My reward lies with the one who made me. Notice he didn't say Allah He, he didn't say my reward is with Allah. He says my reward is with the one who made me because he was calling his people to worshiping the one who made them. Who is Allah. But when you use the term my maker,
nobody has an answer. worship your maker, worship your Creator, worship the one you're going to return to what do we call him? We call him the worship one, translated in Arabic is Allah from Allah, Allah? May Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah grant us understanding. So sometimes when you use the word Allah, people think you are referring to a human, you're referring to an idol. I read an article once, not very long time ago where people were trying to spread this rumor that Allah is actually now the biller, one idol that was remaining in the Kaaba at the time, and they call him Allah and that's who the Muslims believe in and that's why they they prostrate to the cabinet. No,
we don't, we do not worship the black box at all, not at all. The only reason why we face that direction is to create uniformity, Allah decided that this is where you will face and the Quran says, virtue and righteousness is not achieved by which direction you face, whether you face the east or the west, it's a verse in the Quran. But if you believe in Allah, then you've arrived, then you have achieved righteousness and so on. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So remember, there are people who intentionally try to misguide others, we should be careful, and we should also convey the message to as many people as possible. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks
about this nubby great nubby who was being tortured as well. He was being sworn at, he was being told so many things. One of the things he was told, he says, he was told that our forefathers did not come with what you have come with. So why should we listen to you? How can you go against your forefathers? Same thing, Carlo agita?
Are you telling us to worship Allah and to leave these things that our forefathers used to worship? What lesson do we have in that? My beloved brothers and sisters we've said it and we will repeat it. This is why Allah has repeated it in the Quran. Whatever we are doing, if it is right, and hamdulillah if it is wrong, no matter how many generations of our forefathers have been doing it, it will be wrong. So we should know when the truth comes to us. Even if generations before us have been indulged in wrong, we should surrender to the truth we will be securing our aka
like Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam told his father, he says, Oh my father, knowledge has come to me, which hasn't come to you. So follow me. I will guide you love. His father was too arrogant. He says No, I'm not. Firstly, I'm making money from these idols. And secondly, Who Do You Think You Are you my son? How can you tell that to me? Allahu Akbar. Sometimes our children will go far beyond us in religion. And in studies, they will come and they will tell us that you're wrong, man. Why don't you cover your hair? Do you know that that hair continues kissing you for as long as it is open in public, my beloved mother cover it. This is the day of Ramadan, make a decision for Allah subhanho
wa Taala. And the mother says, hey, how can you talk to your mom like that? What is that? That is rejection from Allah subhanho wa Taala the poor son is coming his lens a lot more and he is coming to now obey the commands of Allah and to teach others the same commands, how can we reject it? This is why we always say that whenever your children have shown greatest spirituality and they move further than you encourage them, that will be a point of your encouragement as well. I have seen cases where the mother is semi naked and the daughter is in full Asia. Mashallah.
Now if we are going to be feeling what what word can we use?
If we are going to be feeling bad or embarrassed? That's the word embarrassed to walk with our own daughter somewhere just because she's dressed appropriately or walk with your son who's got a huge beard. Mashallah, in the streets of New York, why should we be embarrassed? That's our child. That's our son. If Allah has given them the courage to do that, Alhamdulillah if Allah has given them the courage greater than us, why must we pull them down to our level, try and get up to their level and if you haven't had the strength to get right up there, at least you support them in
Encourage them and cheer them on. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, and May Allah open our doors. So who that is salatu wa sallam.
He wants his people and he tells them, what papillary Deku the man talamona must be an army you have any fear, the one who has blessed you with so much he has blessed you with what you know, you know what he has blessed you with? fear Him, be conscious of him. appreciate those blessings. What were these blessings? You have so much cattle. And you have so many children who are powerful, huge children. Imagine they had hundreds of children each, not just like us, because they lived for an average of 1000 years. Imagine if every year there was a birth? How many children do you think they would have had?
So Allah speaks about it in the Quran. He says we have blessed you with offspring with children in abundance. So thank Allah for that.
Well, Jen, Auntie Oh, and Allah has blessed you with so many beautiful gardens and so many springs that are gushing forth. It's like paradise here. So be thankful to Allah. My beloved brothers and sisters when Allah has given you, it is not a sign that he is happy with you. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala has taken away from you, it is not a sign that he is angry with you. No, it all depends on the condition of your heart. You are a content person, even if you don't have anything Allah is pleased with you. And if you have everything and you are still content, then it is a sign of goodness May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us more and keep us contained. You see men says allow
the imeem when you when you ask for more in terms of sustenance together with Baraka its nature.
That is the nature of men. But if anyone had to see Allah contrast less with contentment, I don't think we would hear an amen quickly.
Now Allah subhanho wa Taala opened our doors but it's good we should make the dua Yala. Grant this increase in our sustenance in a manner that it will be a means of our gaining closeness to you. I mean, I mean
don't worry, you can say I mean three times.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how I know who that is. salatu salam warns his people, when they told him they started arguing, started debating they told him
Stop wasting your time. Whether you want us or you don't want us It will make no difference to us. Have you ever heard people say that?
Tara so don't tell us doesn't make a difference we're not bothered about. So Allah says these statements were uttered at that time. And you know what happened? They said, these tales that you are telling us about No, because he told him that No, honey, sometimes people will destroy just before you. He says these are Tales of the people of the past as for us, we are stronger than them we have much more than them. We cannot be destroyed.
And that cannot come to us. No, we are sitting comfortable.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala
speaks about another accusation they said
in Hawaii in La Jolla. nifh. Tara Allah, he can be bad. Okay. This man has come to us but he's lying. He's a liar. So when he's mad to his possessed three, he's a liar for you after money is after this after Look at all these accusations. Why accused Let me tell you and I repeat it because instead of adjusting their entire lives and leaving all their bad ways, they wanted to be in dominance. They wanted to be in control. They wanted to have everything in their hands and they wanted to be the ones who are looked up to. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says you really want to be looked up to you need to come and obey Allah subhanho wa Taala Mantovani, la de la la, the Hadith of
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam whoever humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah raises his status and makes it shoot up for the sake of Allah.
And whoever wants to be arrogant and haughty, Allah drops him down.
Allah subhanho wa Taala never drop us down. Then Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says,
they uttered one statement, which was very blasphemous, very blasphemous.
Look at what Allah Subhana what Allah says in Surah facilite For your information, you
suruc facilite A few days ago I made mention of it, that will never be I went to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to say, Please leave what you are saying.
And he told, then he told us about habanero BIA that if you put the sun in my right hand, the moon in my left hand, I'm not going to leave this. And he began to read the opening verses of Surah facilite until he got to the point where he made mention of adventure mode. And this is the verse
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odd. They were haughty, arrogant on this earth, they rejected the truth, they were despising those on the right path. And what did they say? They said, There is nobody more strong than us. No one who is there who has more power than us? This was a question they asked. So Allah responds immediately. lm er Oh
Kanaka. Whom? Who I shall do me? No.
Do they not see simple calculation in their brains? That the one who created them that Allah is more powerful than then they asking a question, Who is there more powerful than us? Allah says, can't they see that whoever made them is more powerful than them.
Imagine, this is why sometimes when people are drowning, in affluence, and leisure,
and extravagance, they tend to forget who is higher than them, you find a statement flying around a lot to say, we will fix these people who do they think they are? They nobody can we nobody can do anything to us, and so on. Well, ah he those statements are blasphemous. If Allah once he can cause a mosquito mosquito to come and cause the death of anybody. Subhana Allah, and we know that we know of diseases that are spread via mosquito, whether it's malaria or anything else, one small little insect, and it will stop you your sleep. You can have a hole that is as big as anything huge 500 people can fit in there with the bedding that 10 people can sleep on. But you just have to hear
You got to hear that little sound and it's over. So imagine what happened.
What happened there, Allahu Akbar. I know everyone is laughing because we know the irritation of it. I think we've tasted it. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant a sound sleep. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from all these parasites and little bugs and so on. And melanin does cure from the diseases all those who are seeking Allah grant and she fell.
So this is what happened. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Who the hell is salatu salam, now he, after this challenge, they made a challenge one more challenge and they told him bring what you are telling us. You told us a punishment is coming can come bring it, we want it come.
So he says, look, Allah knows best. Allah will bring it when the time is right. But they kept on challenging him. No, we want to see bring it. So now, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
he told his people color in me.
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whoa, hold on a Sam got up in front of all these people. And he says, Oh my people.
I am making a law bear witness. And I am making all of you bear witness that I am free from all that which you have associated as partnership with Allah. So now if you want to plot against me, all of you get together, and let's see what you're going to do to me. Now this was a challenge the other way around. They told him we'll fix you up.
So he says, okay, you fix me up. All of you. The first thing I want to tell you is I am free from this polytheism that you are engaged in. And now that I've told you that I want you to bear witness now do what you want. Let's see. If this was a challenge. The messengers never normally told the people who come attack me. He says ki dooney Jimmy and compete against me, all of you together. When you come you will see what will happen. Allah will destroy you just as you come. This is what he said.
You won't be given respect. So they didn't come. They didn't come as big as they were. It was the first crack that appeared first crack, because they said hey, you know what? Something he must be right maybe we don't know. Whatever.
Imagine they were frightened, because he says come. So that means deep down, they knew the truth. One lie, my beloved brothers and sisters, they are so many people in their hearts, they know the truth, that something is stopping them from surrendering to it. That is a panel.
This afternoon, I was speaking in Portland's in fact in the lobby and Mitchell's plane, and I made mention of a beautiful discussion I had with one of the youngsters.
And in a nutshell, he says, sometimes when I look at shavon, and I think to myself that you know, it's a blessing that Allah has created shape, and I looked at this youngster, and I'm trying to think, let me try and listen to what he's saying up to the end.
It might make sense to me, and he says, because for all our problems, and for all the enmity and everything that we've got between us, we can at least blame shape on
what's a powerful statement? So if I have a problem with you, I blame shapen and I see no problem Sorry, man, that was shapen No, don't hold it against me. And you look at me and you say, look, brother, that was shapen. And Mashallah, that is an acceptable excuse. Did you know that? So isn't that a gift? Imagine if shapen wasn't there? Who would we blame?
Now what I'm saying the moral of that little discussion is sort your problems out at least blame shape and and sort them out.
Because sometimes you find brothers not talking to each other for 20 years. You find relatives not speaking to each other for 10 years why? Something minute will lie. It is true. It's a fun, it's a fun stopping prop shaitan is the one that turns and twists people. If he wasn't there, this would not have happened fact.
So it's good in a way we blame shape and that's the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we come to the right path. Now Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us protection from shavon. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that when he told them that they were quiet, now he raised his hands to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Remember know
who that is salam, a dua mentioned in the Quran one short, short is anything he says,
Call Arab, Sunni, Bhima caribou. Allah assist me because they have now belied me. That's all helped me Allah. That's all he said. And Allah responded immediately. Allah subhanho wa Taala, says, kala,
Nana dimmi Don't worry, whoa, very, very soon they will regret everything. When that revelation came, you find the newbies happy. Now he's okay. So what happened? Allah subhanho wa Taala
affected them with a drought. Now their gardens began to dry up. For some years there was a drought.
And when their gardens began to dry up, they used to go to their gods their stones and ask the stones we need rain. We need rain.
And who told them
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Jamie, oh my people. If you really want rain, there's two things you need to do. repent and turn to Allah is still far and Toba yokkao Mr. Pharaoh is still far means to seek forgiveness, or Banku matobo la and Toba means to return to Allah. So when we say is still foreign Toba the difference between the two ways. One is to ask Allah forgiveness. And two is to now walk on that path and return to Allah. So Allah Salam says, It's not good enough to say Allah forgive me and you're still on the path. seek forgiveness and come on the path. You see the clouds will come immediately and they'll be beneficial rain.
You'll see the summer la comida beautiful rain will fall for you.
Why is he there como como de la quwata come and you know how strong you are. Allah will grant you more strength over and above the strength you already have. They will already be strongest that were ever created by Allah, strongest nation created by Allah, the nation of art. Just remember what I've said, because at the end, we're going to need that statement. The strongest nation created by Allah was the nation of ad. And Allah says, I will grant you increase if you seek forgiveness, but no, they went back to their gods and their idols. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
We sent them or did we send them a huge cloud and when they saw it, they were happy because they were healthy people. Follow them.
Tirana, when they saw this huge, dense cloud come towards their Valley, they were so happy. They said, What did they say? Allahu Akbar? They said, Wow, this is a beautiful cloud at last. It's coming with rain, a dark cloud, they were happy. Allah says Bahamas to be re, V. Le ne. This is in fact what they were asking for. It is the punishment of Allah coming with wind, no rain is going to fall.
So it started. It came, the cloud came and the wind started blowing what type of a wind was it? Allah says four out of seven nine a MIDI
fee. I mean,
these were the days of a bad omen. According to them. When the wind started blowing, they said this is a bad omen. So Allah says, Okay, there is a bad omen. Call it what you want. There is a bad omen. Rehan savasana, cold Freezing Ice cold wind with a howling sound, a howling sound. And then as it came, it started gaining strength. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says
kusuma Fatah, toma de hacer la
la. Allah says, we sent our D Hamza Soren. We sent them such a powerful women for eight days and seven nights. And that wind destroyed absolutely everything. complete destruction, everything. Allah asks Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a question he says, For helter Allah
baqia These were the most powerful people do you even see a remnants of them? Pharaoh they signed to prove he was a medallion solid, the people of the mood there is a sign to prove they were there. The others, the people of Noah, they may be signs that they were there, these people not a sign going on to glory globe. If we were not told the story in the Quran, we would never even have archaeological evidence to prove that anything happened nothing. And why did Allah do this? Some of the historians Muslim historians explained and the llama explained that one of the reasons is they want to be too strong. And Allah says the stronger you were when you defy us to think you were the strongest, we
showed the rest, that you are not only destroyed, but now vanished from the face of the earth.
You know, the most powerful words are used when it comes to the destruction of art. Do we want to hear some of these words? Allah subhanho wa Taala says
the wind came and pluck the people and shook them up broken him destroyed them and threw them as though they were rotting cut stumps of a burnt palm tree
stumps of a palm tree what can you do a rolling back stamp of a palm tree rotten burnt out uprooted Allahu Akbar.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala uses even a more powerful word. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, that he has destroyed them to smithereens, complete destruction, total complete destruction. To them you could
be a miracle on
everything was destroyed completely by the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how he saved him, meaning he saved who de la salatu salam, and those who believe Allah says, while I'm
Mona Jane, doe and Latina man oh man, when our command came when our instruction came, we saved who we saved, those who believed with him, and then we destroyed the rest. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that they will have a punishment, even in the era that is far greater than the punishment that they have tasted today. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran in so many different places
that he has kept these stories for us as a lesson. Do you know a verse we read this evening, powerful verse we read this evening, and another verse connected, which is also in sewer to Allah.
Hana what Allah tells the people of Croatia and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, WA tada makan FEMA imagen confy. We established those people of the sand dunes far more than we established you. We gave them that which we did not give you. We grant them so much more than we gave you in terms of stature and power. What
if we gave them the faculty of hearing pure, powerful Faculty of faculty of sight? We gave them hearts, we gave them so much. But Allah says, from
a big law. Nothing helped them. Their eyesight didn't help them. Their hearing didn't help them. Their hearts didn't help them, they still denied and Allah subhanho wa Taala says over and above that this teacher did not help them their wealth didn't help them their big, big homes, nothing helped them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Do you see any remnants of these people?
So the lesson is, we have eyes, we have the ears. We have the heart. When we hear a message. Let us change our lives. Or sallallahu wasallam or Baraka and Amina Mohammed Subhana, Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed Hambrick the shadow ally.