Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2011
Sulayman (as) Part 1
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala
nabina Muhammad Allah Allah Allah He was happy to be in woman to be on BSN in Isla Yomi Dini obey. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon the masterpiece Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless him and all his wives, to bless his entire family to bless all his companions, to bless those who have struggled and strive to bring the dean to us to bless every single one of us to bless our offspring those to come up to the end of time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep them on the dean. Beloved brothers and sisters yesterday we spoke about one of the great prophets and kings at the same time. The Prophet Dawood alayhi salatu
was salam, David May peace be upon him. And we also mentioned that when he passed away, his generosity, or His funeral was attended by 1000s 10s of 1000s. Because he was most loved due to the fact that he was a just man. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah to grant us such goodness and reputation that when we pass away, there will be people who will make an effort to attend the genocide. We don't want to be such that when we pass away, people say this man was a bad man, Good riddance, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Sometimes we live our lives in such a way that when we die, people become happy that this man is dead because he was a problem. So we need to live
our lives in such a way that when we die, people realize that they have suffered a loss. And they mentioned the good that we've engaged in if there's no good we engage in then what would we like to remain after we have gone? May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a lesson Allah says, Well, why do you have Suleiman Buddha? Buddha kala, you
Moby Suleiman alayhis salam inherited Dawood, what is the meaning of inheriting here, he got the Prophet hood as well as the fact that he became king. When it comes to something monetary and material, the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala do not inherit and they do not leave something to be inherited, but everything goes out as charity. This is a hadith of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, in ambia, Ilana, he says we the prophets, no one inherits wealth from us. moroccanoil musataha, whatever we have left is a charity It is to be given out to charity. And the same applies to the knowledge of the prophets. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us through the blessed
lives of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the ambia have left nothing besides knowledge, whoever takes from it, the maximum will have benefited the most so it is up for grabs. It's our duty to make sure we benefit the most from taking as much as we can from the knowledge that is left by all the prophets. So Suleiman alayhis salam inherited our data in Salaam and he told his people Allah has blessed me with the speech of the birds. And he has granted me absolutely everything so much. Allah has granted Sulayman alayhi salatu wa sallam, let's start moving and seeing what Allah gave to a man. He gave him knowledge. He gave him wisdom, he gave him Prophethood he gave him the
ability to judge between people in the most correct manner. He was a very, very sound judge between people. And Allah gave him Kingdom over and above that, and lots and lots of wealth, he could communicate not only with the birds and with the animals and with various other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Allah gave him the power to control the wind. This was a man and a salatu salam. He was the King Solomon May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant him Mr. Suleiman and he was a prophet at the same time, over and above that. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him the power
to control the jinn kind, all of them.
Under his authority, he was able to jail them to imprison them to punish them to use them in whatever way he wished. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, at the same time, our worshiper nit Malibu in a world
he was a very, very excellent worshipper of ours, but look at what he had with us once we start getting things sometimes shavon comes to us and diverts us from the
remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala these people, the more they got the closer they became to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why Allah speaks about how much he got to be even more more than that. And it is not like Allah did not test them. Allah subhanho wa Taala tested these people, Allah says, Allah.
We tested Suleiman alayhis salam to the degree that we had his body placed on this throne as though it was completely dead, until he sought forgiveness and turned back to us. Now, this is the Tafseer I've given you awful Fokker Razi, he's also massive. And this is the Tafseer I've given you. There are some narrations, which are and I'm saying the word again, Jewish Hebrew narrations that have seeped into our books. And the narration which states that Suleiman alayhis salaam, passed through 700 of his wives in that evening, hoping that he would impregnate them so that each one of them could give birth to a child who would fight in the course of Allah that is a fabricated narration.
It is a wrong narration, it is blasphemous to for us to quote it, and it is even more blasphemous for us to believe it. So let us understand whenever we have an Israelite led wire, which means the narration that came to us from the Hebrew Scriptures, if it has in it any disrespect for the Nabhi, throw it straight out of the window, if it has any blasphemy in it, we throw it straight out, because the MBR and the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, were higher than that.
So we need to know that we should never fall prey to wanting to know more and more details details beyond what Allah and His Messenger have mentioned. Because in that case, we could be without knowing blaspheming the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala by believing things that were not a reality. And I'm sure there are a lot of people who might also have learned, and they are scholars of Diem, who might be mentioning some of these narrations without realizing that it is wrong, to trust those narrations that have seeped through our books which blaspheme our own messengers, and the kings and those whom Allah has called excellent worshipers. So we don't agree with that. What
alpha Razi says is Allah subhanho wa Taala tested Suleiman, he gave him everything that we just mentioned now. And on top of that, he made him sick and ill. So when Sulaiman meribah Mara, when she didn't, he was sick, a very severe sickness, very severe illness, mankind and the doctors could not help him, Gene kind and all of them could not help him. The birds and in his entire army of birds could not help him It is reported that they flew across finding Herbes from various corners of the globe and abroad for him couldn't help him until he couldn't move and he was as a dead person on his own throne. And his kingdom was now almost as though it was taken from him because he was more or
less totally immobile. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
when he turned to us, and he sought forgiveness, and first davara bah he continued seeking Allah subhana wa tallas forgiveness and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how we forgave him.
While other fatten Suleiman Allah Allah, Allah cosy he just
what happened? He moved
He made the dua, Oh ALLAH forgive me, look at how he started it. Oh ALLAH forgive me, my beloved brothers and sisters, when we started. We first declared the praise of Allah and express our dependence on him. Then we send salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then the first thing we do is seek forgiveness. Then when our slate is clean, now we ask what we want. This is the method of making dua. So we ask Allah to grant us a lesson from Sulaiman and a Salah. He says, oh, Allah, forgive me. And now I'm asking you, your Allah to grant me kingdom that you have never granted anyone. You will not grant anyone after me. And no one before him had been granted
what he got Sulaiman alayhi salam, and Allah subhanho wa Taala loved the way he called out. And Allah loves the fact that when he was sick and ill, he continued engaging in repentance. It did not make him lose hope, in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Today when we become sick and in what happens, make dua after make dua, you
for one month, two months, three months, then you lose hope you say Allah, what's the problem? I'm making dry you are not curing me. We ask Allah protection, we lose hope very quickly. So if you do not lose hope, then there is mercy upon mercy, gift upon gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala what is the worst case scenario? The worst case scenario is we pass away and we go back to Allah subhanho wa Taala even a more beautiful place, the place we came from now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good day.
So when Sulayman Allah is Allah made this dua, he says, Oh Allah forgive me and grant me Milk. Milk includes the kingdom and the authority more than anyone that you will ever grant after me. No one should have this after me Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala responded, listen what Allah says
Allah Allahu re ha dejado de Emery raha
we immediately gave him the control of the wind, it blew according to his command and instruction, wherever he wanted it to go, it went. Amazing, amazing. analysis was shayateen collaboration.
Allah says we gave him control over all the jinn kind, those that could build so quickly, magnificent buildings, and those that could dive into the oceans and extract from it, anything he wanted. And he asked for soleimani Salah, and he had also the authority to tie up these gene in such a way that they would be slave for him doing whatever he wants, all tied up in a line in a uniform fashion. So he had them in his army, and he had the wings in his army, and he was a king at the same time and the warrior. He was a Mujahid, he was a warrior, he had one of the biggest armies in history in living memories from Allah
in history, in fact, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us a lesson What a powerful man so humble. So just and we are going to see the justice of Suleiman alayhi salam, this evening, we will see how he addressed even the smallest members of his army with utmost respect Subhana Allah, we today, we think we can speak to those who work for us in the house as though they are a piece of debt. Allah protect us when Suleiman was granted the father and the virtue of Allah subhanho wa Taala. On top of that, it made him realize how insignificant he is when he was sick and ill, and nobody could do anything. He realized, yeah, Allah be our mighty Hulk, with the greatness of all
this that I have. Still nobody can kill me besides you I am totally dependent upon ooyala imagine today when we have wealth, we have this we rely on flying overseas and doing this and I'll get the top treatment and this and that not knowing sometimes we forget that without the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is Allah who guides the surgeon's hand, and it is Allah who guides the doctor to give you the correct medication. Sometimes medication of the doctors has been detrimental. We ask Allah to guide us and guide not only the doctors but every single one of us in whatever field we are in. So Suleiman Allah salatu salam makes this dua and Allah says we gave him the re the when we gave
him the gym guide, and Allah says all kinds, then Allah says, Allah, Allahu Akbar
also a man. This is what we've given you do as you wish with whatever we've given you. Nobody can take back what Allah has given for Allah decides to give you something is yours. Allah decides to take it away. It is gone. Never ever Can anyone give us something that Allah doesn't want to give us? What an ohmmeter Luigi Tama Allah and Ian found kamisha in London for oka in lava maka kita hula hula, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says you should know
that if the entire nation gets together in order to let some form of benefit reach you, it will never reach you unless Allah wants it to get to you. And if the entire population gets together in order to let some harm reach you, it will never reach you unless Allah intends it to teach you.
law can we ask Allah to grant a string? So Suleiman alayhi salatu was Salam. After this, he used to control the wind. While he Suleiman, Ernie, Ha, Ha Shah, wha wha hoo ha Sha.
What a powerful verse of Allah. Allah says for Sulaiman, we granted him the power of using the wind that covered a journey of one
Man in one morning.
And Allah says in the afternoon it covered the journey of another man. So in one day you would cover the journey of two months. That's what Allah says. What would happen he had bizarre he had
a laid sort of a wooden
plank. On one does exactly how it was. We only know the word that is used here to describe it, say more or less a mattress or a platform.
His army or members of his army were instructed to sit on it and he told the wind take it, it would take that it would take him a journey of two months in one day. drop them off and come back, Allahu Akbar. And what would happen the wind would blow it imagine he instructed the women love Akbar. Look at the power of Suleiman alayhi salatu was Salam. On top of that, he was a very humble man, extremely humble. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
we had gathered for Suleiman alayhis salam on a certain occasion, his army from mankind from Jing kind and from the birds.
And they were all together moving in a certain direction.
They were in such an order, use their own means they were in a proper order, the order of a military commander, which means you know, when the soldiers are marching, they have a specific beautiful order. So we had the human beings, the jinka, the birds, the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. On this occasion, the three are mentioned and Allah says, had
when they pass the value of the ends. So, like man with his huge army, my so big a massive army, as he's passing the value of the ends, he noticed is one and one
calling out to the rest of the
own nation have ends go into your dwellings because Suleiman is coming with his army, he will probably trample over you without even knowing what has happened.
And Suleiman heard this. He was granted the ability to hear the ends. You know, it amazes me I have set and watched ends very, very carefully. They are so cooperative. When you have left the crumbs on the floor, what will happen? One and Two will notice it and go back to call the rest. He will not like us, you find something you quickly hide it from everyone else. I hope they did not see. Now that is insane. But the ends, they care for one another. They have an omen. They have really a feeling. And that ends we'll go and call the rest. They will all come on the into what does that mean? They use one highway, all of them use the same road to get to that item then they won't break
Have you seen it? I'm sure you have they all you wondering where are they going? They're all going in one way. And there's two way traffic. So you find those going? Those coming back? Those that are coming back? Look at them carefully. They hit the head of the one coming for me. I don't know the language they probably saying is it still there? Today?
We don't know the language but Suleiman Allah Salam knew the language. So he understood, he understood it beautifully. And he called out to this number now he's speaking to an end because this
Tony had he stopped his whole army, his entire army. He stopped him and he smiled at the statement of the end. What did he say?
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d. O Allah grant me the ability and the acceptance, the ability to be able to render the correct gratitude enough things to you yeah, Allah for what you have given me and my father.
He's not saying I thank you Yama.
grant me the ability to thank you. Which means it's not lip service when we want to thank Allah we say Alhamdulillah you ask someone how's your business is a sugar, sugar. What is sugar, sugar means I thank you but if you are singing and you are not reading your Salah why
Sugar is that is that gratitude here is to a man fulfilling the instruction of Allah is saying yeah Allah show me how I can thank you yeah Allah look at the difference with us and with him yet we've got nothing compared to his kingdom Allah He, if we had to speak to the wind as I said yesterday, they will take us to the med hospital. It's true. Please don't try it out there.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, he made this dua Allah grant me the ability to thank you to be thankful to you Yama for what you have bestowed upon me and my father, my parents, and on top of that, yeah, Allah.
Allah Sahni has turbo Yala. Keep me from those who only do pure deeds that will please you at all times. Protect me from bad and evil. Let me be from your humble worshipers and slaves. And here he is speaking to dance. And he's hearing the statement of the ends. What are the hinny Bharat Mata caffine bedika Salim and through your mercy grant me entry into the circle of worship as a pious
look at the power of the DA we can also we are allowed to use the same words in our do. We are allowed to ask Allah using the exact words of Suleiman alayhi salam, nothing wrong with that we should in fact use those words. Yeah, Allah grant us the ability to be thankful to you for what you have given us and our parents. And yeah, Allah make us from those who are pious, who do good deeds and grant us entry into the circle of people who are the pious and the chosen that you have selected. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, thereafter, there was an occasion where he was inspecting his army. Imagine this men, powerful King, powerful solid King, Suleiman alayhis salam, he is inspecting his army. Allah gave him a lot of power. The jinn were frightened of him. Mankind frightened all the creatures, but they loved him at the same time, because he was adjust men. He did not oppress anyone.
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me. As he inspected his army, he noticed that the hoopoe bird was missing. One bird, one little bit was missing. Imagine what type of an eye he must have had seen a man and a salon that he's noticing from a huge army, one little bit missing.
Subhana and he says What is happening here? I don't see the hoopoe bird.
Is he absent? What is it questioning? Now look at his statement. Suleiman Allah Salam was a man of few words, but powerful words, few words but very powerful.
paani m ob, this hupo bed shall be punished severely, or we might even execute it unless it comes with a clear, acceptable excuse. Why is it absent? We need to know look at what he's saying. He didn't just get upset and survive we executing it. No, he says we will execute it all We will punish it. But if it has come with an acceptable excuse, we will accept the excuse. So the hoopoe bird appears and he asks what happened.
how to be mallam to help Obi wan to come in.
At the hoopoe booth, at a bit of a distance speaks to Suleiman and he Solomon says, I have come to you with knowledge that you do not have. Now look at the power of the word for Suleiman Allah He said, um, he had so much knowledge, he was powerful. He had armies that could check upon his enemy before they even knew that he existed.
What that means is he would send the gene kind or the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to go and have a peek at what was happening and come back with information before those people even knew that this man had an army and so on.
So when someone is now telling him a little bitty thing I know something you don't know, he was really inquisitive. He wanted to know what is it you know that? I don't know. Talk to me. Let's see. He says I have come to you from Sabah. I'm coming from Yemen. Sheba, known in Arabic as Saba. And I have brought you with I brought you some solid information very authentic, reliable news. What is the news?
He says in tomorrow
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Tsunami, I have seen a woman who has a kingdom there. She rules over her people. She's been granted a lot by Allah. She's got lots of wealth and authority. Yesterday man has wealth and authority have another level. But he is now making mention of a woman who has authority and wealth. And on top of that, she has a very, very great throne. her throne is so beautiful, meaning her palace where she would sit on her throne is something amazing.
Then he says something else we're just to have automa is judoon and a sham seeming Neela was a an Allahumma shavon Armada whom fasade domani sabini for whom la Dido he says, but I saw them worshipping the sun besides Allah, they were worshipping the sun out there. When it comes out in the morning, they were shifted as until it said they continued worshipping the sun in different ways in different forms. It was some narrations make mention of how they were different windows in the palace, 365 Windows or Windows enough for day of every year and so on all these generations that have come to us again from those Israeli vivad whether they are true or not only Allah knows the
crux is she worship the sun and she did not worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what this group Abed is saying, again, blaming shavon shavon is the one who beautified for them this so they are not guided which means shavon can take away our guidance when we are sitting we need to ask ourselves even as Muslim in shaytan comes to us to take our Eman away. He comes to us to take our Akita and our belief away. He comes to us to take our Salah away so we go out and engage in backbiting and we've given as a gift, the Salah to the person whom we have written about. So we lost the Salah.
So we need to be careful of shape and and we need to constantly thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for what is bestowed upon us, like I always say the rest we've developed within our spirituality needs to be shining. It needs to be shined, it needs to be removed, and we need to have pure shining spirituality. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, and May He grant us guidance at all times protecting protection from shapen. So after that, he says
they do not worship Allah. They have refused chiffon has misguided them from prostrating for the sake of Allah who is not only the owner of the skies in the earth, and whatever is in but the one who removes whatever goodness is this in the skies and the earth and he makes it apparent to us who takes the light out of the skies and the earth for us. And He grants us so much goodness, the owner of absolutely everything. Look at what shaytan has done. He has made them deny Allah and worship the sun. And at this juncture, when we read the Arabic verse, we all fall prostrate for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and for Allah subhanho wa Taala because when we hear how the Queen of
Sheba and her people did not prostrate for Allah, because shavon led them astray, we are automatically saying, Yeah, Allah, we will fall prostrate to you Yama.
So this is why we have something known as such debt, Tila. I've explained it in the past. And here I've just repeated it In brief, now Sulaiman Allah in salatu salam, he wanted to call her to Allah.
But he realized that the description of this woman, she has kingdom, she has lots of wealth, she has power, she has people she has her army, she has authority, she has so much so we Allah has blessed me with much more, let me use what Allah has given me to show her that if you worship Allah, you will even have more than what you have right now.
So he did not give her that directly, besides in the first letter. And in that first letter, he wrote a letter in a very beautiful manner, because he did not know who was on the other side precisely. He only had the information. Now, very importantly, when the bird came in, look at how a bird is so small, so small, and the army is huge. In our armies, if there was a bird people wouldn't even notice if it went here. People are slaying human beings left, right and center across across the globe. And they're not even bothered there. Look at Suleiman's respectful, one bit, small little component of his army. And he says, okay, I've heard what you said.
I need to make sure that what you said is true.
I need to find out whether you're just fooling me or whether you're telling the truth. So what did he say? He says
Subhana Allah Sulaiman, Allahu Salatu. wa salam is now speaking to the bird.
He says, I will see whether what you have come with in terms of information is true or false. Take this letter that I'm writing
and go and give this letter to her and see what happens.
What was in the letter, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of it in Surah two, namely, the surah is named after the one little end, because I know we have not posed so long when it comes to the story of the end, but I have made mention of how important it is for us to cooperate with one another to defend one another. This is the only way we will be protected whenever there is harm coming from one direction we need to realize that we are part of one major family. As I said moments ago, we are part of one big family we need to have a genuine feeling for one another feeling in humanity, feeling in religion. So if you don't share the religion with a person at least you are a
member who shares humanity with them. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make our hearts humanitarian, and to make us from those who are keen on teaching people goodness, when you see a person astray. Instead of thinking of how to plot against them. Think of how they could see the light and come to the right path. This is the lesson we learn from the ends. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says here
Karla Sano Sadako jamco terminal KDB in sulaimani salaam says we will see whether you are telling the truth or You are a liar. If you have Biggie Tabby for lt Li m tomato LAN home phone, LG o go with this letter of mine to the screen and place it there and move back slightly and see what they do as a result of that particular letter. What happened
in de la Akita carry, the letter got there. And this woman sees the letter she called all her people she called all her chiefs. She says oh my people, I have received a letter and honored letter. It has two lines in it in Suleiman,
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, Allah, Allah, Tony muslimeen that is today man.
He says this is from Suleiman In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful, do not be haughty over us and come to us surrendering. That is it. We want you to surrender to us.
And he started in the name of Allah meaning in the name of my maker. Now, there is a little technicality there. Some might ask, why didn't he say Bismillah R Rahman Rahim. This is from Suleiman. Why did he say this is from Sulayman Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
It is reported and this is obviously the Etihad of some of the scholars. They say that had he written Allah's name first. If she had got angry and upset, she might have cursed Allah. So he wrote his name first. He got angry and upset, she would rather curse to a man than to curse Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is also wisdom when you are writing. He wrote his name in a woman Suleiman and this is Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And he says very short statement Allah Allah, Allah Yahweh Tony muslimin Do not be haughty over us and come surrendering to us. Now she's asking her people, what should we do? Why? She is worried she has Kingdom she has power. She has authority she has well she
has everything. But for someone to warn her and to threaten her and to tell her something. There must be some power she did not know existed. She didn't know anything. So what happened?
She looks at all her people are lots
of Tony v. Emery she decides to consult she says oh my people give me some decision regarding this matter. Mirko toccata Ratan Tata shadow, I don't want to make a final decision without you people being involved and without your witness and so on. So tell me, so they looked at her. They said
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chedid Well, Mo Li ke foto de Matta, Maureen. They looked at her and they said, Look, we are people with lots of power. We have a strong army. So now you decide what you want us to do, which means if you want us to fight, we will go. We have a powerful army. But she was very clear. She did not know the size of the Army or Sulaiman because she now knows that if we are going to fight an army and they are stronger than us, look what she says.
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Alone, she stopped and she says, you know, when the kings in the big in the haughty walk into a city with an army, they turn it upside down. And those who were the leaders are the most disgraced from amongst them thereafter, I want to avoid that scenario. Today on the globe, take a look at what happens when huge armies work in those who are the leaders are the ones who are actually the most disgraced. So this woman understood it many, many years back that do not confront this army, let us try and make peace with the army. Let us see who these people are. So he says,
what she says what in the morcilla lie, he'll be heading
to the myology alone, I am going to send him a gift. One of a very, very valuable gift, I will send him with a few messages from amongst you, and you can go and when you go there, you should just have a peep. You know, so they are spies, actually. You have a peep and see the size of his army and bring back information for us see how he reacted and what happens. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, these two people, obviously they were messengers, they left with the gift. We will get to what a man any Salaam says, as these people left with a gift. News got to Sulaiman from who from the hoopoe burden from all his other members of the army, that these people are sending you a gift and this is
what is happening. So he says right, let's display the army, the entire army. So in the army now, they will lions, tigers, animals, birds, Jim kind mankind, the wing, everything they all and these people are walking towards where Sulaiman alehissalaam is, and they looking, and on top of that his kingdom was displayed for them. So the gift they had, they saw lots of things similar to that and even better strewn around. So to them, this is valueless yet for them. That's why they it held a lot of value. They shook their heads, no ways. We want to face all these with our little army that we have there. They went to Sulaiman la Salaam, it is reported they were actually feeling guilty to
give this little gift, because of how my immunity became suddenly when they saw this throne of Suleiman and they saw his army. They looked around him, they were shocked. They were amazed to Panama. And as they tried to put forward this gift, Philemon alayhi salatu was Salam responce
Suleiman Kala to me dooney Bhima.
When they got to Suleiman, he said, what you want to bribe me with some wealth here, you want to give me some wealth, you want to give me money, you want to give me some merchandise, something you think is valuable. For me.
What Allah has given me is far better than anything you have
to be happy at.
Indeed you people are excited, you're getting happy regarding your gift. You don't know I know the whole plan. I know the whole plot. I know absolutely everything and you see our army we have absolutely everything been given by Allah subhanho wa Taala No, Jet Li him, go back to them. Go back. falana Tiana, B Juno de la ke Bella. Mia, we are going to come to them with an army that they will never ever be able to overcome. Impossible.
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And we will remove them from Sheba. We will remove them from it in a disgraced manner while they will be belittled. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us.
So what happened?
These people started going back. They got back to try and convince this woman to say there is a problem.
What is the problem? This man has such a big army, there is no ways we will be able to overcome his army impossible. They began to describe it to her in such a way that they made her frightened and she was convinced that something needs to happen. They told her you need to go yourself to Him and try and make peace. So we do not want to surrender to Him. But we don't want to fight him either. And he left us with only one option. You either fight or you come
So Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of what happened thereafter.
Suleiman Allah Salam had a meeting with all his army with the main chiefs call a new
toony muslimeen, as they were planning to leave, and they were planning now to come towards Sulaiman alayhi salatu. Salam, Suleiman tells his people Oh my people, which one of you can bring her whole throne seeing that that was the biggest possession of hers. We said moments ago, one of the main possessions she had beautiful Throne of hers with that little palace that she had, where she used to sit on the throne. So a man says Which one of you can bring that throne to me here, before they arrive here in submission? They are coming before they come here, bring the whole throne lifted up and bring it here.
Amazing. Call it free to mean Elgin. Tikka beanie, cabela taco mommy McCormick. We're in nearly laconian I mean, if it was one of the most powerful gyms he says, I will bring it to you before you get up from where you are seated.
So a man used to sit from the morning to the afternoon. So which means in one morning, I'll have it right in front of you everything and you know what, I am so trustworthy that all the different diamonds and the different jewelry and all the beautification and adornment, I will bring it in such a way that it will remain intact. Just lift it all off, fly it down here and drop it down, meaning bring it exactly where you want it.
So they might have a solemn as he still pondering, another one speaks
karlovy Vary mominul kitabi and it can be cabela de la Katara book,
the one who had knowledge of the book, the one who had knowledge of the Book of Revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are not so sure exactly who that was. But it is someone who had knowledge granted from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
What does he say? He says yesterday, man, I will bring exactly what this one wanted to bring before you get up. But I will bring it to you before your AI returns as it blinks next.
And as he blinked la acaba it was in front of you.
Now she had left, she had left the place, and her entire palace, if you'd like to say, was lifted as it was and brought me in front of Sulaiman Allahu salatu wa sallam phylum.
When he saw it in front of him, What did he say? What What would we say? Look at what Sulayman Allah salatu salam says,
to be Li abalone ash poo.
This is from the virtue of my Arab. He has granted me this amount of power, that we've brought something semi impossible. Right in front within the blink of an eye. Allah is testing me to see whether I am from amongst those who show gratitude and gratefulness or I am from amongst those who are ungrateful.
And he continues to say, Mama Shakira for in America spoon enough say whoever is thankful it's it will benefit him wama Guevara for in Arabi, Vani you carry and whoever is ungrateful, they are not going to harm Allah. Allah is independent and most and full of honor. Which means Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't need us to be grateful. We need to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala when we are grateful, it will benefit us, not Allah subhanho wa Taala. This evening we heard in the dua that was attended by the chef, what did we hear?
He says Subhana manikaran we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala who is so full of honor, that he did not forget any one of us. He's given us all.
Imagine the gratitude that we owe Allah has given every one of us whatever he has granted us. Has Allah forgotten anyone here Subhana Allah, amazing. So this is the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala now Sulayman Alayhi Salam wanted to do something else? Call an akula Harsha novo De Anza Konami, Nadine Allah Latina
Suleiman says, change, slightly modify and renovate her palace. So that meaning her throne and its surroundings so that we want to see whether she notices that it is hers or she doesn't even know.
So her throne came in and it was modified, which means it was renovated. So it was made more posh one narration again, a Jewish narration makes mentioned that whatever she had had in mind that I'm going to fix this I'm going to do that I'm going to do that. Suleiman Allah is Salatu was Salam already had everything done. It was sitting there waiting. She had left and as she comes in, the question is asked to her but before I make mention of how she walked in, and how she came in Sulaiman Alayhi Salam instructor
The building of another palace within moments, what was that palace, his own throne where he was going to receive him. And he says,
build it for me on the water on the water in such a way that its flow, when I receive her will be made of strong glass but very, very thin.
And she will be able to see the fish and she will be able to see the various sea life underneath her feet.
And it was made for him blink of an eye. Everything was made put, they remember he had the homies to do this for him.
And as he was put there, now she comes
as she walked in, she was asked a question she walked in now she's looking at something looking very much like her own throne.
Is this what your throne looks like?
She's looking now listen to what went through her mind. She says, My throne is there. We took so long to get here.
It can't be mine. If it is mine, how did it get here?
And if it is not mine, how is it copied? So Exactly. So she's confused. one of two things. It's either mine or not mine? If it is mine, how did it get here? And if it's not mine, how is it copied? Exactly. Carla, now already she is being tackled her brain. Remember she used to worship the sun, the sun.
And she knows Sulaiman. He is a Muslim, he worships Allah. From the moment he wrote Bismillah In the Name of Allah, the maker, the creator, she knew exactly this one is in a different religion. Now, her belief is being questioned, because there's someone much more powerful than her. Her men already told her and now she's shocked again.
And the greatness of her kingdom is being questioned, because she sees someone with greater kingdom. So she says, can now who it seems like this is mine, it seems like it. So she noticed that there are certain differences, but then again, she was uncertain how to respond. And so a man AlLahi salatu wa sallam says, whoo, Tina Lin Mahmoud probably has woken Muslim me. We were granted the knowledge of Islam before her and we surrender to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he is now expressing that all this is because we have surrendered to the creator of the universe. Wherever created it, we have surrendered to Him. He's granted us some power.
subhana wa killala hadn't fully solved. It was told to her to enter the other palace, the place where Sulayman Allahu salatu salam was,
and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, phylum arato has he bought Hulu waka chef at a time when she saw it with that glass and with the water underneath it, she fought it to be water. So she lifted slightly her garment until some part of her leg showed Suleiman alayhi salatu salam says in Busan, Mama huadong Mira tahari No need to do that. It is just a flaw that is made of very fine fixed wrong glass. SubhanAllah. Look at this, noni. Now she's again baffled, completely baffled.
And she's thinking to herself, how big my kingdom is and how huge this kingdom of Suleiman Allah salatu salam is
Subhana Allah, all her kingdom, and all her knowledge, everything that she had, in comparison to what Sulayman Allah in salat wa salam had was totally eclipsed. It was nothing.
Not even a fragment. So now she starts pondering My people are they I have Sulaiman I've been worshipping the sun. It hasn't helped me a lot. And it is now time to see what this man does. Humble down to earth Sulaiman praying thanking Allah His character is exemplary. He's not haughty. He is very just amongst all his army. He is such a powerful person. It's such a good man. And this is when she seen everything. She decided, this is the moment I need to surrender. How did she surrender?
amazingly, as her heart, remember, she was worshipping the sun.
The light of that sun was being eclipsed in her heart, slowly, she'd seen this sign that sign the other sign, yet he is such a pious man. He's a worshipper of Allah. He engages in prayer, so much so many actions from Allah subhanho wa Taala, showing his gratitude to Allah and the new light began to beam from her heart.
That light which nothing can Eclipse or be in any vallentuna See, was numb to
me. Oh my maker Oh my Creator I have oppressed myself I have done wrong all along I surrendered to you together with this man for the one who has created the entire creation of Malala me. She said in de la cama
la cama, just by looking she surrendered. When she surrendered, her entire army surrendered. Everybody all her people surrendered, they were all Muslim in under Sulaiman Annie salatu salam, and this is the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon those who believe.
So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us at any point, I still have much more to say inshallah, tomorrow we will continue with the story of Solomon alayhis salam, but before we depart, a very very important point. Here you have a woman who has seen the qudra of Allah subhanho wa Taala the power of Allah, she has seen the signs of Allah and that moved her to turn to surrender to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah He we see the miracles of Allah every day and every night we see the grandeur of the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala around us, but still we find ourselves dilly dallying on the wrong path. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson from this woman and May Allah subhanho wa
Taala make a surrender to Him And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to be thankful to him at all times, and to obey all his commands and abstain from his prohibitions until we meet tomorrow. Insha Allah sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka la Vina Mohammed Subhana, Allah damnation Hanukkah la Madame de la la Jai lantana Sofitel Kona Tony