Tafsir – Surah Az-Zukhruf – Part 5
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Part 5 of the Sisters Lesson from Surah Zukhruf. Delivered in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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Insha Allah will be reading from verse number 74, or sort of Zoo proof page number 668 of the Noble Quran and page number 493 of the Sahih International translation. Our ministry on rajim Bismillah R Rahman umahi.
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam. O Allah May Allah be abajo Allah Li wasapi he was sending. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We thank him for everything he's given us. We asked him to protect us to grant us goodness to guide us and to grant us paradise to protect us from Hellfire and from all evil. I mean, we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all the companions as well as his entire household We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them all and to bless every single one of us. I mean, my brothers and sisters, these verses that I've just read the comments with a warning regarding Hellfire regarding jahannam
regarding the punishment that awaits the evil people in the hereafter. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Mooji Romina fee either be Johanna mahali. Dune, indeed the criminals will be in the punishment of hell abiding eternally. Now, if we take a look at the term criminals, it is referring here to those who decided to associate partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala worship with Allah other deities transgressed and away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. As for those who have believed in Allah, the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala, and they've done bad deeds, perhaps Allah will forgive them, and perhaps they will come a day either they will not see the punishment of jahannam
of hell because Allah through His mercy may forgive them. And this is something interesting. When a person has done good and bad and they've worshipped Allah alone, their deeds will be put on a scale and the good on one side, the bad on the other. If the good is more than the bad in terms of weight, then obviously they will be granted heaven or gentlemen without bothering about the bad that they've done. But if the bad is more than the good, then it's up to Allah subhanho wa Taala what he wants to do with such a person. Now my brothers and sisters, the deeds we do.
We don't know something
times the weight of the deed in terms of the scales of the hereafter. And this is why do not belittle a good deed or a bad deal. Don't consider it too small. When there is a good deed to be done, do it no matter how insignificant it may seem, or how quick you may be able to achieve it. Sometimes it's the touch of a button, the press or the click of a button. Sometimes it's just one good kind word. And sometimes it's just a little dollar in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala to assist a needy person, someone who is in need.
That might just be our means of entry into gender, it could be the last milligram that we need in order for our scales to be tipping in the right direction. Similarly, when there is a bad deal to be done, stay away from it. Do not belittle it, don't think that this is too insignificant. It's okay. It's like when I showed the alarm, Rhonda spoke about one of the other wives of Rasulullah saw Salaam Sofia bien de la one, huh? And she meant it not in a derogatory manner. But she It was quite hurtful when she said, Oh, she's very short.
She's very short, meaning you know what? Well, by the way, she has something with her that we can talk about. And that is the cheese short. Now, this was not meant in a disrespectful way. But in order for it to be a lesson for us all the prophets of Salaam says, oh, Ayesha, do you know that the statement you've uttered if it was to be put in droplet form into the ocean of a certain color, it would change the color of the entire ocean. Which means it's very serious. Don't say things like these. And this is beautiful guidance for us all, to say, don't be literal, an evil deep, it's not literal. It's always an evil deed. That's what it is. Sometimes in those particular scales, perhaps
the weight of a small, little deep that we might consider small and little, would probably be huge or massive, it might just be the grand that will make the scales tip in the wrong direction. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us and he says quite clearly, that those who have followed the bad deeds with good deeds, we will wipe out the bad deeds that they've done in the past by the virtue of the good deeds that they later did. This is why the condition upon which you die is extremely important. Do not let what bog Do not let what you've done in the past in terms of bad deeds bog you down, don't let it drop you make you depressed, make you think that now I've done so
much of bad that Allah will not forgive me what's going to happen have hope Allah says if you follow the bad with good deeds, we will consider you based on what you came with. And based on how it all ended, not based on how it started. This is why if a person does good deeds all their life, and then they come towards the end and they become an evil person, they will be judged based on the evil that they have done. Because when a person arrives at the end, you know, the finishing line, that is the results. So you could have been running slow throughout the entire race and everyone overtook you. But at the same time towards the end, if you raced and you overtook everyone, you will still be
considered first they're not going to say well, you started off slow. So that means you you you're a loser. Same applies if you sprint and you coming out first, for example in the race, and then suddenly, right near the end, you started walking and everyone raced ahead of you. And then you cannot say well I am okay because I started off sprinting. Well that's what we all do, don't we, when we are unfit, we start off sprinting A little while later we all you know, putting our hands to the sides and standing you know like walking and struggling and so on. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant a spiritual fitness, may he make us from those who can continue doing good. And this is why we
speak about spiritual fitness because it's quite similar to physical fitness from certain angles. One of them is when you continue a little bit of swimming every day, and I'm not promoting any gym in particular, I'm promoting you to do it at home inshallah.
When you continue doing something on a daily basis in terms of exercise, you will see the result of it. But if you are to exercise yourself once for two hours, and then for the rest of the year, everything is okay. You start getting bulges in the wrong places. The reason is, where are you we only needed two minutes of your time every day. Instead you gave us two hours once every six months which didn't help at all. And this is the height of unfitness you know, a person who is unfit May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from being unfit spiritually because what's the point of reading Salah for three hours once a year and then the whole year there's no Salah, you start getting bulges
of a spiritual nature in the wrong place. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us and may He make us from amongst those who understand. So a good deed that is small and that is continuous is better than a good deed that is a one thing that is huge and then you don't do anything else unless there was an opportunity, a one off opportunity or one off opportunity to do a good deed and then you
Do you need that inshallah will be counted for example, there is an opportunity to build a Masjid and suddenly Here comes a million bucks and it's, it's donated, and that's what we could afford, or 1000 bucks, whatever it is according to our own capacity, Mashallah, that was a one off opportunity. So Alhamdulillah, here you are, it would not be correct for you to say I'm not going to do this because it's not continuous know this thing, inshallah, the benefit of it will continue, it was an opportunity, one off, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Guide us and May He grant us more and more opportunities, and may He make us from those who can fulfill goodness. So Allah subhanho wa Jalla
tells us regarding the hereafter that the criminals will be there forever. If you look at verse number 74, it says abiding eternally, eternally here would mean one of two things either, if they were really bad people who deserve to be there forever and ever, they will be there forever and ever. And it's up to Allah subhanho wa Taala. If His mercy dictates that, that's what should happen, then that's what will happen. He's more merciful than you and I, you know, any one of us. So here we have the first type of people who will be there forever and ever. And the second, the term eternally is also used to refer to a very long time. Like, for example,
a little child will say, I my dad is taking forever in the bathroom, he doesn't mean that my dad is actually literally going to be there until whatever, but what they mean is taking a long time. So similarly, when it comes to the term Khalid, in the Quran, it is used to refer to eternally in the real sense, and is also used in the Arabic language to refer to a long, long time, a person who's going to be there for a long time, you know, call it
may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us may assist us and grant us ease. So the next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, it will not be allowed
to subside for them.
The punishment will not be allowed to subside for them and they they are in in despair, they will be at a loss, they will be regretful they will understand they will realize but too late, too late. This is why we always say turn to Allah before you return to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says the punishment will not be allowed to subside, it will be such and I'm going to describe this because it's in the Quran.
And it's in various other scriptures that have been sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala, where the punishment of Hellfire is so severe, that it burns the skin, it roasts and then burns and then when it is completely, you know, burnt out, Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant the person a new skin so that he or she can taste the punishment once again. Now one might ask what is the wisdom of being granted a new skin when the first one is already burnt? That is in order to be able to feel the punishment again. Because once your skin is bent, you cannot feel again on that same skin until it is cured. So if you burn something, if you burn a finger, you won't be able to feel on that finger.
If the burn is beyond a certain degree.
It needs to start healing for you to gain or regain the sense of feeling. So this is something that is also taken into consideration. And this is where Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he will grant the people a new skin no one can say oh well you know what we're going to burn once once you burn once it's over.
So Allah has called a monopoly the Judo home but the Nahum you know, Leo pelada, every time the skin has been burned completely, we will replace it with a new skin so that they can taste the punishment once again. And this is a miracle whereby the sensory system is actually being made mention of here in these verses or in the verses I just read. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
we did not wrong them. But it was they who are the wrongdoers you see when a person does evil, then they blame Allah for the reaction of the evil deed they did. They cannot blame Allah, you did something bad blame yourself. It was you who did the deed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to be able to look into the reaction of actions before we act while learning that's very important. Today we have people on a global level, highly educated, sophisticated first world countries have laws in place sometimes that have not studied the reaction of actions before they place the law. And this is why you face disaster. Sometimes in certain places, not because people
are bad, but because sometimes shaytan makes people do things without thinking what's the reaction of this action of mind? You know, you slap someone once you slap them twice. you slap them three times and you expect them not to slap you back. Well, if that's the case, then you have not studied the normal human mind.
And how it thinks, if, for example, a person steals from your home and no one does anything about it, you report them and they tell you look, it's it's insignificant, they steal again, and you report them. And then they say, well, the law allows that type of minor pinching. And then you they come again, and they say, No, the law allows you to you need to be patient, the minimum you're going to do is set a trap, I would set a rat trap, you know, what's a rat trap, as they put their hands? You know, you hear the sound, and you start smiling, saying, whoa, who told him to come here? So then people start thinking, but what did you do? Well, listen, I cannot continue forever and ever
allowing a person to pinch from my home, I need to put a trap I need to put an alarm in this country, we have electric fencing, and we have so many other sophisticated instant reaction systems.
Why? It's because yes, indeed, we will not allow something to happen. And we would never do something without thinking of the reaction of it. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us regarding jahannam when a person will be burning in Hellfire, he cannot blame Allah to say, well, you are cruel. Allah says, But hang on, who did the deed? Was it us? Or was it you will when you did it? Why didn't you think and this is why everything we do, let's think of the reaction. If a person wants to swear someone insult someone, they need to think of what the reaction is going to be a person can handle real, you know, insult but perhaps to a certain degree. So the law of the land
needs to come to the defense of those who are insulted if it doesn't, the devil might make people want to take the Lord in their own hands, which is wrong, on you know, on its own, but sometimes it is extreme provocation. May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla protect us all. And May He grant us the sense Remember, a PhD means absolutely nothing. If we do not have common sense, common sense, you won't be able to tell on a certificate. So a person can be the most highly educated on the globe or been through the best universities. But if they don't have common sense, and they don't have a sense of fairness in their minds, then they are not perhaps they have you know they are not worth being
spoken to, except in the field perhaps that they are graduated in. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a deeper understanding these are deep words. These are very correct words upright, learned from the scriptures. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us clearly in the Quran, Allah Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah had 1 billion, do not mock or insult those who are calling deities besides Allah, people who follow different religions, never mock them, never insult them. The Quran tells you that it is prohibited, you are engaging in a major sin if you mock at the Hindus, all the others or anyone else, people who worship dogs and cows and people who worship anything you are not
allowed to mock not at all Why? Because the Quran tells you there will be a reaction from them, which will be unfavorable. Allah tells you that he's the maker, he knows my nature and yours. So he says Be careful.
Same applies if you do deeds here, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says you will have something as recompense for your deeds. If you did good, you will receive goodness in return. If you do bad, you will receive something that might not be as favorable in return. And what will happen you cannot blame the one who's punishing you, you have to blame. You have to blame yourself, not Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is something very important, very interesting, very deep rooted, we can derive millions of lessons from this, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and guide us That having been said my mothers and sisters, very importantly, we as Muslims are taught never ever to take the law into your
own hands. You know, if someone for example, has stolen, it's not up to the public to cut their hands. It's not up to a person to say right you stole come here, let me punish, punish you, this person committed adultery, let's whip them all let's do this know, whatever the law is, it shall be executed by the system. And by authority, those who have authority on the land you're living in, they will they are the ones who have the right to execute. And if they don't, you cannot take it into your own hands. That's something very, very clear. And this is stipulated in the shadows from the very beginning. Something goes wrong, you have to report it to authority and authority must
handle it. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it such that we understand this and we understand the system of Islam. So people sometimes think Well, you know what this person stole their hand needs to be cut, or to be honest with you.
You cannot take the law in your own hands, you cannot just say, let's do this, and let's do that for you. You can report them to authority, and it's up to authority to then verify to find out to issue whatever they have to and to you know, to set up the system of court and to be able to judge the person and to be able to pass the judgment. Imagine Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment will do the same. He will be the one in authority and he is and he will set up a court whereas it was not necessary for him to do that. But
He will set up a court and he will weigh the deeds and He will give you an opportunity to speak speak up, to defend yourself to say what is it you want to say? So, people are given an opportunity they are given chances they are given the chance to clarify why they did what they did. May Allah subhanaw taala bless us but that is in the court of Allah. That is, that is when you owe allegiance to the person or to the supreme deity in the case of Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, if your allegiance is ODEs, you are living in a certain place, say for example, the country we are living in, someone has done something wrong, they've stolen your money, you have no right to now gang up
and to get someone to start beating them, you will be perhaps penalized for breaking the law. What you need to do is you need to report to authority follow it up, present your evidence, let them present this and see how best it fits in and what happens May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us goodness if you still have not found your justice, you may appeal once again you may continue and so on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us also Allah says we did not wronged them. But it was they who were the wrongdoers they did something and now they are receiving as a result of what they did hellfire. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
and they will call out saying, Oh Malik, let your Lord put an end to us. Let your Lord cause us to die, he will say indeed you will remain who is Malik and what are they talking about? Malik is the gatekeeper of health.
The gatekeeper of help. Well some people on earth pretend like they are gatekeepers of hell because they do people to help quite quickly and easily to say this one's going to help. Why because she hasn't covered Hey, oh, Bill, how can you say that? Are you the gatekeeper of hell? No, you're not. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, This is Malik, the gatekeeper of hell, they will call out to him saying we have we are being punished. We are really struggling, we are suffering we cannot handle this anymore. Tell your Lord to bring an end to us. We want to die. And Malik will say there is no death anymore. You will remain forever. So this is the response that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes
mention of that Malik who is the gatekeeper of the hell, he's an angel. He's known as Malik.
And he will be responding in this way after they will call out to him asking him to call out to ask Allah subhana wa Tada. So they did not just ask the angel but they are asking him to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to do them, this favor of allowing them to die, yet there is no death at that time. The Death is only here in this world. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is warning us regarding this so that we can take heed. And Allah says, we had certainly brought you the truth but most of you to the truth were averse.
The truth came to you the messages came to you revelation came to you every reminder came to you but you did not take heed.
You turned a blind eye. So today we will turn a blind eye. Allahu Akbar.
Allah says, we certainly brought the truth to you. In another place. Allah says we will not punish those who never got the message. But we've sent a message and messenger to everyone. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We will not punish someone who the message did not go to and this is why everywhere in the Quran, where Allah speaks of the people who will be punished in hellfire. There will there are questions that are asked to them by the gatekeepers or by others, asking them but didn't the messages come to you? Didn't the message get to you? Didn't you know what was right and wrong? Why did you follow the wrong path? So the people will have no excuse? Because if the message
did not get to you, you have an excuse to say, Well, I didn't know anything. I didn't really know. But that's not the case. Because the bare minimum is to worship Allah alone. Even your nature will lead you you know, naturally it will lead an individual who is uncontaminated by the environment to worship the one maker and deity who's made him and that's what Islam is all about. Something common common sense worship the one who made you and him alone, no one else say oh you who made me I worship you. You are the greatest. I appreciate everything the day I returned to you grant me heaven grant me goodness that lies with you. Subhan Allah that's Islam. So this is why Allah subhanho wa
Taala says he will tell them they will be reminded
Luca Gina Campbell happy Latina Farah chameleon happy Carrie hoon. We had sent you the truth we had brought it to you the truth, but most of you turned away from it. You denied it You were averse to the truth. So Allah says abramo Amman in namobuddha moon or have they devised some affair, but indeed we are devising a plan. You know, people cannot think that they will get away from the Wrath of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, they will not be able to escape. No matter how much they try and plan their plan will never work. It will also
Fail. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding us quite clearly
conspiracy against Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam if they have devised the plan against the messenger, and if they think they can get away with it, Allah says look, we are planning as well. The disbelievers of Mecca, planned and they plotted and Allah subhanahu wa Jalla is saying we know their plans. Listen to the next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, Allah Subhana Allah Allah has mercy alone when a dua home, Bella was una de Himiko boon, referring to the kuffaar of Quraysh, those who wanted to harm Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, verse number 79. Allah says, Have they devise some sort of a plot? Are they plotting? Indeed, we are devising a plan as well. So Allah
says, Do they think that we do not hear their secrets? And their private conversations? Do they think we don't hear all that? Allah says, Yes, indeed we do. Our Messengers, the angels are with them recording, they are writing everything down, everything is recorded. So Pamela, you know, when when I was much younger, we used to think that if the angels are writing things down, I wonder how many manuscripts they would probably have filled by now. You know, we talk a lot Subhanallah we speak so much. So I wonder how many manuscripts they must have filled in how big these files will be. But the truth is today, we understand that you can have one terabyte the size of a nail, a human
nail, imagine one terabyte I don't want to even begin to think to imagine how much of a space it covers. In terms of writing. If you were to write and take account of something, I think it would it you would need a lifetime to actually type May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding of his greatness. Allah does not need all that how it's done. He knows best, but it is definitely done. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Do they think that we do not hear their secrets from this, we learn two things, maybe more than two things, but we will make mention of two things, these two verses 79 and 80. Although they may be directed to the people of koresh and making mention of the fact that if they are plotting allies planning, and if they think that they can get away with private discussions, Allah knows exactly what's happening and everything is being written, and it will be exposed and it was exposed. What we learned from this point number one, we've already made mention of that it's the power of correlation. Point number two is, for every single one of us the same rule applies. When we are
planning something we need to know that Allah is planning, and whatever Allah plans will be finally and ultimately executed. If what you've planned is good, perhaps Alhamdulillah it will, it will happen and perhaps you will be rewarded for it. If what you've planned is bad and you execute it, then you need to know that you will never be able to run away and escape from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the next verse, the same rule applies, we learn a lesson for ourselves, no matter what we do in secret allies hearing, no matter what we say in private, Allah is hearing, he's watchful. The angels are writing everything down. So we need to wipe that out by engaging in repentance asking
Allah Subhana mortalis forgiveness, that is a lesson that we learn as well from these verses. Then verse number 81, Allah says, oh, Mohammed Salah salam, tell those people tell them, if the Most Merciful had a son, then I would be the first one of the worshipers. I would be the first one to worship. So he doesn't have a son. That's why I'm not worshiping. So if if it is proven that Allah has a son, Mohammed Salah Salam is instructed to say that if he did have a son, then I will be I would have been the first one to worship Him.
And this is where people used to say that Allah has a son
And obviously, this is only supposing that it works, which it is not. So this is just a method of discussion and debate. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling them telling Mohamed Salah Salaam to tell them if Allah had a son, I would have been but because he doesn't, so I'm not. So verse number 82. Allah says, Exalted is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Lord of the Throne, above what they describe, he is higher than what they describe. He is above he is exalted The Lord of the heavens and the earth. He cannot have a son he does not have a son. And it is considered blasphemy in Islam, to say that the Lord has gotten a son or has a son or a wife or relatives and so on. He is
absolutely independent. He is not part of humankind. He is a deity Supreme, he is alone, inevitable, irresistible. Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says, so leave them to converse vainly and amuse themselves until they meet their day, which they are promised. They want to say things they want to utter bad words. They want to believe whatever they want to believe in.
Allah says Your duty is to convey the message after that leave them to converse vainly and amuse themselves until they meet their day, which they are promised for the home Yahoo do a beautifully worded verse of the Quran. Just like the other verses of the Quran, how beautifully worded, Allah says leave them, let them do what they have to let them Converse and amuse themselves with their discussion and with their own things and their own beliefs and whatever they want to say until the day they will meet what they are promised. Law whatever your duty is to convey. People want to believe all sorts of weird things people believe that there is no God at all forget about anything
If you've conveyed the message to them, leave them until the day comes when they will definitely return to their maker and they will have a day they have been promised. But the message to deliver the message is our duty. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and guide us and this is why we are seated here this morning. So Allah subhana wa Jalla says, verse number 84, and it is he Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is worshipped in the heavens, and he's worshipped on earth, He is the Deity, the only one worthy of worshiping the heavens, the only one worthy of worship on earth, and he is the wise the all knowing, wahoo allele for sama 11 he is worshipped in the heavens of a lot of the
land, and he is the only one worthy of worship on Earth. Well, who will Hakeem lamb all wise the all knowing? What about a can levy lava mill, Kusama watashi, WA Allah blesses, he to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and whatever is between them, and with whom his knowledge of the hour and to whom you will all be returned? What powerful verses of the Quran bless it is he just this verse to repeat it and to read it alone is part of the vicar of Allah. You say Tabarak Allah, Masha, Allah Alhamdulillah, Allah Subhana Allah, all these are ways of worshipping Allah through praising him verbally, praising him with our mouths, but it does not it is not confined to the
mouth, it needs to continue to our actions and penetrate the heart. This is why Allah says and bless it is he to whom belongs the dominion, the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and whatever is between them, and with whom is the knowledge of the hour, he alone knows exactly when the hour shallow curve, and to whom we will all be returned foolish or those who think that they will not be returned to their maker, the one who made them in the first place. So Allah says, and those whom they call out to besides Him do not possess the power of intercession, but only those who testify to the truth can benefit and they know Subhana Allah, so regarding intercession with Allah subhanho wa
Taala. Some people worship deities besides Allah, they worship human beings, they worship other things, and they think that these things are going to draw them closer to Allah on the Day of Judgment. Allah says, No, not at all. You worship Me and Me alone, nothing will help you besides the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if he has permitted something, for example, the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the truth, he will be granted the power to intercede on behalf of the sinful from amongst the own man, and he will then be pleading with Allah subhanho wa Taala on behalf of members of his oma and they will be granted heaven based on the fact that he is
the one who spoke to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But that does not mean we worship Him. It means we follow Him, follow him to the tee because he has told us that if you'd like my intercession, you need to follow me and at the same time, it's up to Allah to let pass the intercession or to deny it. It's up to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is also from amongst the statements of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were, obviously the bulk of those who who mean to seeds for will be granted that but if Allah subhanho wa Taala, does not want to allow a person to get through, he won't allow that to happen. Like he says in ayatul kursi men, the lobbyists are in the lobby
evening, who is there who is going to intercede on that day on behalf of others except with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So here Allah is saying, informing us about the intercession and that intercession is granted exclusively by the permission of Allah, to those whom He wills. So let's understand this.
And this verse also shows us that you do not wish those besides Allah, even if they have the power of intercession, you don't worship them, you worship Allah alone.
Very important point. But you you obviously in the case of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you have to follow to the tee, everything he brought, whatever he said, Subhana Allah, it is sacred, it is revelation.
But you don't wish to be a messenger, any messenger or any pious person, you worship Allah alone, you call out to Allah alone. So Allah Subhana Allah says,
and if you ask them who created the heavens In fact, if you
Ask them who created them? They would say surely Allah.
So how are they deluded? Allah is asking
you for Kuhn how
Allah says if you ask them who made you, they will say yes, there is a maker who made us. Allah. In the case of the kafar of tourists they used to answer openly. If you ask them who created the heavens and the earth, they'll say Allah, Who created you don't say Allah, Who do you worship? Oh, we worship anything and everything. That's it. Sticks and stones and food as well. They used to wish they own food.
What type of not brains today have worshipping food?
Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us from amongst those who think that they came on earth in order to eat lava. Allah there are people who fuss about food as though that is the life that's it. Everything is about food. And that's it. And we will get excited and angry and our temper is based on the food, our happiness and sadness is based on food. Allahu Akbar, there will come a day when you won't be able to eat that food, perhaps for whatever reason. So remember, yes, you may enjoy your food on Earth. But that's not the purpose you were sent to the earth for. I heard one brother telling me before I die, I want to taste as much food as as much different types of many different
types of food as I can on Earth. I said, Well, Mashallah. But is that your main aim? In this world? If it is, you're a loser.
Because you can have tasted every different type of food on Earth. But will you taste any food in the Acela? That's a question. So thank Allah, and in the process, don't forget your main purpose and that is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and to pass the tests that he will definitely put in your direction. May Allah make them easy for us.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
well, Qi Li B in law, a common law, you know, and Allah acknowledges he's saying, Allah acknowledges he's saying, who's saying, the complaint of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about his people here he is complaining yarby Oh my Lord, indeed these people. These are people who do not believe these are the people who do not believe Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was complaining to Allah subhanho wa Taala. To say, these people I've tried so hard, I've spoken to them, that people are not believing, and there are people who do not believe. Now obviously they were from amongst them who those who believed and later on the bulk believed and so many believe, but Muhammad Sallallahu
Sallam the nature of a messenger is such that even if one does not believe he will be uneasy until that person believes an easy meaning wanting to get the guidance to them. So panela just like the uncle of Muhammad Salallahu Salam Abu Talib, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam really wanted him to see the guidance so desperately that Allah revealed verses to say, Hey, we are the ones who guide you convey the message and the guidance is in our hands if they've not been guided. So so be it. It's there. They are answerable to us. But Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam really wanted to see goodness for us all for humanity for the world at large because he was sent as a mercy for all. So this is why the last
verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala is instructing Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it will hurt you, it will hurt you what they say it will hurt you what they bought, it will hurt you what they plan, it will hurt you the thought of where they're going to go perhaps as they die, but Allah says
so turn aside from them and say peace.
They are going to know soon they were going to know. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, turn aside from them and say peace. First,
turn away from them turn away, not meaning that don't deliver the message. But when they are harming when they want to harm when they are plotting when they say bad things when they're doing evil things when they disbelieve, then the message is definitely there but do not let that harm you just turn away say peace to them peace to everyone. And this verse goes to show what Islam stands for it stands for peace. Those who disagree with you, it does not mean you need to destroy them. No, you need to keep on guiding them. And if they choose misguidance so you will just say peace to them. And Allah says they will get to know they will return to us and they will come to know what the truth is
all about. But people today are desperate. They want to take the law in their own hands. They want to misinterpret these beautiful verses of the Quran. When Allah says say peace to them, they say no, no, no, no, we are going to say woe to them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us from misinterpreting the verses of the Quran. Indeed, Our duty is to deliver the beautiful message of Islam and and definitely if people turn away and if people do not choose Islam, for them is the answer they have to give to Allah. Like Allah says at the end of sort of xofluza they will definitely come to know me Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us all.
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