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Sunday Sisters Tafsir Programme, Zimbabwe. Beginning of Surah Fussilat
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inshallah we will be reading from verse number one of Surah facilite also known as Seurat hammy message that the reason why it is called sort of facility is because of the word facilite that comes in the first few verses and some No It has Hamming as such that because it starts with Hamming and it has a six digit tilava in it.
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We think Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him upon all conditions we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, may Allah bless them and bless every one of us. I mean, my mothers and sisters, before I start the translation of this particular surah I need to make mention of an interesting story
regarding the recitation of this beautiful Surah At the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
When Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had informed the people of Mecca of him being a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala, having been instructed by Allah subhanho wa Taala, to tell the people to worship Allah alone and to stop worshipping the idols and other deities that they worshipped besides Allah, and to prepare for the day they died and to prepare for the meeting with Allah and the life after, and to be careful of the punishment and the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala. At that time, the people of Quraysh
were divided into a few groups, a small number of them initially was from amongst those who accepted the message. And we know Ababa Casa de for the alarm on Alibaba, Alibaba, one
mouth and various others who had accepted Islam in the early days. But the larger group of the powerful people of Quraysh did not immediately accept some of them never ever accepted. But from amongst them, we know that some names like Abu Jamal, wrote by Robbie
boo soufiane, perhaps a little bit younger than Abuja,
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So they thought that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was known as a very honest person, very upright beloved amongst the people of Piraeus before he instructed them regarding the goodness and the revelation. They thought that perhaps he is only after power, position, wealth, and maybe a few other things. And this is the problem to this day. When it comes to encouraging people to do good. Immediately people take back footing, they don't want to hear when you tell someone Listen, my sister you need to read your Salah. You need to make sure that you dress appropriately. You need to make sure you worship Allah and Allah alone, you need to make sure you understand that the day you
are lowered into your grave it will only be you and Allah and you need to prepare for that day. So people sometimes don't like it. And sometimes they think Who is this person trying to tell me? Who is this big boss here? May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive that type of thinking may not make us from amongst those. We should be such that when someone reminds us no matter how bitter the police to swallow, if they are right, take it digest. It is a common Okay, thank you, sister, pray for me. You know, I really appreciate it. Oh, thank you, my brother, I really appreciate it. Pray for me. Allah made me strong. Allah guide me and grant me goodness Alhamdulillah. But at the same time,
those people had felt that this man even though what he is saying does have some form of merit. They knew it. Deep down Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, Allah insha Allah, Allah, Allah to Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, if you were to ask them, who created the skies and the earth in another place? Who created you, Manhattan? Allah, they would say, Allah, Allah means the one the Supreme, the creator.
Subhana Allah, so they used to acknowledge the existence of Allah, but they used to worship with Allah, so many other things. So it's not like they never understood who Allah was. And it's not like they never turned in worship to Allah, when they were in dire straits, they turned to Allah, but they called out to their idols as well. And they associated partners with Allah that is what is known as Sheikh Sheikh meaning association of partnership with Allah. So
what happened is they decided to make up a delegation to send to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, or at least one person and they said, Go and offer him make him an offer. We don't want him to come and compete with us in position and in wealth and in women than in everything else, you know, so go and give him the offer. Make him that offer, and I'm sure he will take it. Now sometimes you know, those who are involved in worldly materialism and drowning in it if you were to make him an offer to say look, we give you
We want you to back off. They might say no, we offer you a million we want you to back off. They will say no, we offer you 10 million we want you to back off. No, we offer you 100 million we want you to back off, start scratching their heads. Why? Because a figure 100 million, or four Zimbabweans to be honest with you, it's a small fee, you know, we were used to that much. So some had a lot that sometimes those who are drowning in the world, and they would accept an offer made of a handsome amount or a figure.
But with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam listen to what happened, according to some donations, I was sent to him, and he was one of the leaders of Polish, and he went to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam with the mission, what was the mission? The idea was to go to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and say, Listen, you know what we making you such and such offer. And in return, we want to you to keep quiet, and don't talk about the idols and don't talk about the worshipping, don't tell people about how deviant they are, and so on. even forget about it. So they went to him. So he comes to Mohammed Salah salam, and he started telling him, he told him, some of what he said was, oh, Mohammed,
if you would like to position we make you our leader, if you would like wealth, we give you as much as you want. If you would like women we can get you're married to whomever you would like from amongst us, and how many ever you would like from amongst us, and so on and so on. And we make this offer to you and we make that offer to you. But we would like you to be quiet. Stop saying that revelation is coming to you from heaven, and stop saying x, y and Zed and whatever else. And he kept on talking and when he spoke and spoke and spoke, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
asked him a question. What was the question?
Are you finished? Have you said what you wanted to say? Yes, he says one lie. I swear by online, if you were to put the sun in my right hand, which means you give me everything. And the moon in my left absolutely everything. You know, the power is depicted by the sun, the beauty of the world depicted by the moon, if you were to give me absolutely everything, and you asked me to remain silent, I will not.
And then he started reading verses of the Quran, which were the verses, these were the verses. So he started reading the beginning of Seurat. facilite, from Harmon and Mohammed Salah Salem was reading and ernabella Ravi is listening. And he was one of the main, you know, chiefs of Polish who was against Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he's listening to these verses, they were powerful piercing his ears, he knew exactly what was being read to him. And he knew this man is unlimited. And he knew that this is the truth. And it started having an effect and impact on him until he got to a certain point and inshallah I will tell you exactly where that point is when we get to it. And he
immediately put his hand on the mouth of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he said, Stop, stop, stop, I don't want to hear more. And then he ran away.
And he went back to operation told them that, you know, I've heard verses that are powerful, they cannot be the speech of man, they have to be something that is heavenly, they cannot be the speech of man, it is so powerful, it has a sweetness in it, it attracts, it has full of its full of meaning and so on. They looked at him and they said, We sent you to do something, and you are coming back trying to convince us that what he has brought is the truth. So immediately, he says, No, no, no, no, no, no, I'm not trying to convince, I'm only telling you something, I'm only telling you what happened. But I'm definitely not a part of it. And I don't want to accept it and so on. And from
this, we'll end and those who know the truth, sometimes due to their arrogance, they do not accept it, they deny it, but deep down, they know that this is actually true. And that is false, they know it, but because of their environment, the people around them, the fear of loss of something, maybe family members, maybe position in society, maybe post at work, whatever else because of the fear of all these things, they deny they don't accept the deal that that we learn from this. In fact, what we learn from this is that whenever there is the truth, it's just a test from Allah if you accept it and lose everything in return in terms of this word, Allah says we will replenish it or we will
grant it to you not only double but as many fold as possible in the dunya as well as in the Africa in this world and the next especially in general, Allah will provide and Allah gives that which is be laser without even taking measure of it. No measure to say okay, take two kilos three kilos five to know what you want yours take it upon Allah. So what were these verses obviously powerful versus hammy.
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This is a revelation from the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, which means the one whose mercy encompasses everything, the believers and the disbelievers and all creatures of Allah encompassed by the mercy of Allah. It is because of the mercy of Allah that we are in existence and we are being allowed to worship Him. And at the same time the disbelievers are being given in terms of this worldly life by the mercy of Allah. So Allah has mercy on all his creation. And this is why mothers and sisters a little point we can quickly draw from this, that you know, we need to also have a quality of mercy within us when it comes to the animals as well. Some people think you know,
a dog is a dog do G, you can kick, kick it in, you can do whatever you want. Not at all. You can actually earn paradise through being kind to a dog, the same applies now the biller now you believe me, Allah protect us all, to a pig. The fact that a pig is haram to consume does not make it permissible to kick and to abuse and to torture. No, not at all. It's an it's an animal, and it's a creature of Allah, it's a pig, it will remain dirty in its own right or according to us, and it will remain something we are not allowed to consume, that does not give us the right to be cruel to it Not at all, you cannot torture it and so on. So, this is Allah subhanho wa Taala telling us that he
is Entirely Merciful, and specifically merciful, entirely merciful upon all of his creatures, and specifically upon the believers.
And versus continue a book whose verses have been detailed an Arabic Quran for the people who know as a giver of good tidings and a warner, but most of them turn away, so they do not hear. So unlike saying this is a book Kitab facilite
This is the book the verses have been detailed, you know, facilite referring to the scene, the detail, so it's a book that has a lot of detail in it, and it's an Arabic Quran Koran is something that is reciting Torah means to read to recite.
In fact, the proper translation of karate is to read
tele yet Lu is to recite what Lu means to recite, and some people differentiate between recitation and reading, reading is with understanding and recitation sometimes is just to recite people may or may not comprehend that. So with the poron, primarily, we are supposed to read a para reading meaning read with understanding. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, for an Arabian Quran, that which is read and understood, that's the meaning of poron so here am I saying it's an Arabic Quran. For those of for the people who know little mini Allah moon, for the people who know, but she run whenever you run, it has good news and a warning, but she run when early on so the Quran has
enough good news and the warning glad tidings for those who do good and a warning for those who do bad and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam who is the bearer of who came with the Quran is also a messenger who is also known as Mobil Chevron, whenever you're the one who brings good news for those who do good, and he brings a warning for those who do bad. Now the Quran does not say he brings bad news for those who do bad. Do you know why? The Quran only says a warning for those who do bad because if there is bad news for those who do bad that would mean there is no hope for them. But if there is a warning for those who do bad it means they can turn back and it means they can come on to the path
once again seeking endless forgiveness and they will be good news for those who have been bad but they've turned to Allah in forgiveness. And now they're no longer bad. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us the ability to turn to Him, and may we be from amongst those who take heed, I mean,
so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, this Quran, it is quite clear for the people who know who have knowledge, you need to expand your knowledge, you need to use your brain, you need to understand the gift that Allah has bestowed you with, he wants you to use that to look deeper into why he has made you and what he expects from you. Or bl Allah, Allah Subhana Allah. So Allah says, as giver of good tidings and a warner, but most of them turn away so they do not hear. Now, at the back of your mind, you can just picture out when there'll be a listening to these verses, and he's being told that this is a plan that is clear in the Arabic language for those who know, give her a good tidings and the
Warner but most of them turn away so they do not hear and they say, this is what the Quran saying. And they say Who are they the co founder of Croatia, including Libya and the others. What do they say? Our hearts are within coverings which means they are screen from that to which you invite us. We don't understand what you're calling us towards that's what they
To say, we've got no clue what you're saying stuff at all and deep down they knew and they knew it was the truth. So they used to say our hearts are screaming they're closed they're covered from that which you are inviting us and in our ears is a deafness. We have a deafness in our ears, we don't comprehend this, that you are saying
and between us and you is a partition is a screen is a hijab when we when being in our unica hijab, hijab means a cover so there is a cover between you and us. So do what you want Indeed, we are doing as well. So work we're working Fatman Indiana and Milan do we will also do then we will see what happens. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is responding now to that statement of this. Verse number six, Allah says say to them all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I am only a man like you. So Panama. Cool in nama annaba Sharon, Miss lucam This is the Quran. This is Allah speaking, Allah is saying, say, I am only a man like you, to whom it has been revealed, that your God is but one God.
Allah is one. There is none worthy of worship, besides your maker who made you is worthy of worship, everything else is made not worthy of worship. So you do not wish at me do not worship anyone else or anything else. You worship your God you'll make alone that is your test. When you go lowered into your grave it's you and your maker Subhan Allah Mammon come in hiding in Lhasa you can limo boo Lisa de novo, but you know Moto G man, every single one of you there is not a single one of you but Allah will speak to you directly without a translator in between.
Prepare for that day, Allah make it easy for us. So here Allah is saying, say O Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, I am only a man like you. The difference is, revelation comes to me.
I am a man like you to whom it has been revealed that your God is but one God.
So take a straight course to him and seek His forgiveness.
For study mo Li he was starting to become steadfast for his sake, to him
upon that path, and ask His forgiveness, ask Him to forgive you, whatever you've done in the past, he will forgive. That is Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and destruction be upon those who associate others with Allah.
What you learn a little mushy, keen, destruction be upon the machine. Now sometimes people get a bit agitated when we talk about mushrikeen. But Allah is saying clearly in so many verses in the Quran, that destruction be upon the machine. So it should be one of the main topics of discussion that we have is how to protect ourselves from destruction and destruction. You will save yourself if you protect yourself from association of partnership with Allah. There we are. So this is why Mohammed Salah Salaam says,
I am a human being just like you are and revelation has come to me to instruct you to worship Allah alone. And the warning that destruction be upon those who associate partners with Allah. Allah protect us, you know, my mothers and sisters, we need to ponder very, very deeply over verses of this nature. Because this is the crux of the message of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he came in and he was sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala as the best of creation, the highest of all creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the most noble of all the messengers to us to remind us to give us a warning and to tell us Do you know what your success in this world and the next lies in worshipping your maker
and him alone and else?
So this is Allah, verse number seven, Allah says, Those who do not give zakah
and in the Hereafter, they are disbelievers, indeed those and in the hereafter they are disbelievers. So Allah subhanho wa Taala
is describing those who associate partners with Allah some of their qualities are that they do not give zakat. Zakah refers to the arms and the charities that are applicable in Islam and I'm sure we would know them that are given some people feel lazy some people don't like to calculate some people don't like to give it out. Some people think you know, I'm going to lose out if I give some people think well you know, now, if I keep on giving, it's going to deplete my core amount, the capital that I have and so on. All these are lame excuses. Allah says, we gave you we will provide for you, you know, we've given you we will provide for you do not present lame excuses. We are only asking
you to give
From what we gave you, you know, it's like when you're testing a small child, and you give the child five sweets and you say, Now give me one and the child says no,
no. And then you say, give me one no love. And imagine if you give the child five sweets and you said give me one and the child gives you two, what will you do? Perhaps you might give the child 10 sweets the next time? Well, this is how we operate with little babies. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah mean he does not need anything from us. He's just tapping us by saying whatever you've got, I've given you just give back two and a half percent. To those who are needy, to those whom perhaps we haven't given all we've chosen to give them through you. Allahu Akbar Allah May Allah make us generous. My mothers and sisters we never ever lose when we give out a charity never ever lose. No
way some people ask you know I've got gold. Now how do I have to pay to and I'm not liquid one make it liquid Subhanallah make it liquid and I can tell you how to do it you can eat it, gold becomes liquid. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is goodness. My mothers and sisters there is no excuse not to pay the car. The car is something that is compulsory, but at the same time Zakah is meant to also be the cleansing of the heart. The cleansing of a person's character and conduct is also known as aka those who do not cleanse themselves are known as those who do not give the care those who are not clean, pure within. So part of it is also to clean your heart to rebut of bad habits to become
closer to Allah that is part of the car. May Allah subhanho wa Taala cleanse us as well. This is why Allah says in the Quran, who mean ammonium Sadat attend to the hero.
Take from their wealth, that that charity that will cleanse them so the charity is meant to cleanse us we do not cling to the dunya to this worldly life in a way that makes us forget the hereafter. every cent you give as a charity would actually be an investment for your palace of gentlemen, may Allah grant us gentlemen.
So this is charity. This is something charitable. And if you would like gentlemen, you need to also clean your heart rate of bad qualities, jealousy, hatred, enmity, envy, and so on. All those qualities that are unacceptable. You know, people become engrossed in backbiting, gossip, slander, troublemaking, you know, they know people that this one is a troublemaker, oh, that means this is a cause not right, something wrong with his account. cleanse yourself. We must be known as peacemakers, Mashallah May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us make pieces of cake insha
Allah subhanho wa Taala help us make peace across the globe. And may Allah Subhana Allah Allah guide us in every single way. My brothers and sisters look at the beauty of the Quran, how beautiful Allah is warning the people of Quraysh. But at the same time, there's a lesson for us in this to say, look, Allah saying those who associate partners with a law they don't even give this occur. And they don't even believe in the hereafter and Latina, Latina SOHCAHTOA
they don't believe in the hereafter. And this verse is so deep that it means if the people do not believe in the hereafter they won't give zakat. They won't worship Allah alone, they will think we are only in this world in order to enjoy. So they believe in YOLO you only live once. So that's why they keep on doing whatever they want to in the world because they don't believe in the hereafter. And if you take it from the back the minute people believe in the hereafter it puts everything into perspective. And everything falls into place. The car falls into place worshipping Allah alone falls into place, cleansing yourself and purifying yourself falls into place, fulfilling your obligations
fall into place, taking heed falls into place, everything comes in why because you believe in the hereafter. You believe that there is something to come after my this life here, which is actually eternal, which will be determined by the way I've led this particular life. May Allah make it easy for us? Well, here we are human beings, we've been created in a unique sophisticated way and that unique sophisticated ways such that it would require a person to understand what belief is all about to look deeply into what death is all about. And to ask so many questions before they would arrive at a conclusion that you know what this life cannot be it It cannot be the only thing we are in
existence for we cannot have just been created in order to live for a few years. There is so much oppression here. There is so much of test here every year everyone is being tested little kids who are just born and dying and people who are slightly older are dying of sickness and various other reasons and there is so much chaos across the globe. This cannot be the eternal place that people are supposed to be living in no there is something bigger than this. The picture is far bigger. So this is the preparation inshallah for the hereafter. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds for them is a reward, uninterrupted
and uninterrupted reward long as stretched as they would like to
It so those who believe and do righteous deeds. Now this is divided into two, you have to believe. And it's not good enough to say I'm a believer. So many people say we are Muslim, but they're horrible people, terrible people far away from Islam. So to utter the statement is one thing to say you're a believer is one thing. But those who truly believe it's in the heart number one, number two is on top of that, they prove it by doing righteous deeds for the sake of Allah. So when you get up early morning, for Salah that's between you and Allah, the struggle that you are going through to please Allah, He knows and you know, people might look at you and think, Oh, this person here is far
from Islam. And people might look at others and think, Oh, this person is such a good Muslim. Only Allah knows how deep each person is. Only Allah knows how close each person is to him. So it's a struggle. It's a continuous struggle. Each one tries in his own way, Allah has blessed you with things unique to you, you have a combination of gifts from Allah that is unique, perhaps many others may not have what you have, use what Allah has blessed you with in order to gain closeness to Allah,
in order to gain closeness to Allah. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala meets you, you can say Allah, you blessed me with x, y, and Zed, and I used x, y and Zed to try and get as close as I could to you, but I have weaknesses when it comes to a, b and c, May Allah forgive us. And someone else might be able to, to, you know, please Allah through a, b and c, but they have weaknesses when it comes to x, y and Zed. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, You believe and do righteous deeds, you will have a reward that is uninterrupted, then oh Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam say to them?
Do you indeed disbelieve in he who created the earth in two days? an attribute to him equals? Do you really associate partners with the one who created the earth in two days? That is the Lord of the worlds? How can you associate partners with Allah with the Lord of the worlds The one who created not just you, but he created the world, the earth, entire creation. And the next verse continues, and he placed on it, which means on Earth, firmly set mountains over its surface, and he blessed it,
and determined that in
its creatures, its sustenance, in four days without distinction, for the information of those who ask those who want to know Subhana Allah, and then he continues to say, then he directed himself to the heaven, while it was smoke, and said to it, and to the earth, coming to being willingly or by compulsion, they said, We have come willingly. So when Allah instructed the earth,
when Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed the heavens and the earth,
they accepted willingly and Allah said, you come either willingly or by compulsion, they said, We will come willingly.
But what happens to men? Allah has instructed men and men says, No, I won't. I'm still not old enough. I'm still young, I need to enjoy a little bit before I come. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us really, who knows when we are going to die, what law he death is a whisker away just a whisker away, and we don't even know. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then the next verse, Allah says, and he completed them as seven heavens within two days, and inspired, or made known in each Heaven is command, he instructed, he just dishes out the command, because He is the Creator, he makes, he made, he instructs, he creates from nothing, zero, you know, we we can, we can actually
invent by transforming one of the creation of Allah to another perhaps, or, or by modifying one creature of Allah to another and that's called an invention but none of us can create from nothing. You know, they say oh, the magician's do this and do that. Oh, that is tail. All that is just, you know, quick for the eye, sometimes assistance from the gym kind and so on. So they make they make it look like it's not there when it's actually there. And then they show it to you by making it appear. And we think wow, that's not a god. stowford Allah, Allah Subhana Allah protect us. It's Allah Who says B and it is, if we say be, nothing will be local.
Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So this is Allah. Now just to pause for a minute we all know the Quran says that Allah created the heavens and the earth in six days, right? The seventh day was never for rest, as some religions believe. Allah says, we created it in six days and we did not get tired so we don't need the rest. Mama sentimiento Allah says it's an insult and to Allah bless him to say the Lord of the worlds tired old you've been so
There is no tiredness. The seventh day is not a day that Allah rested in No, but he created it in six days. And if you add the days here, it seems like it comes up to eight. So what is it? Because Allah says, we created the earth in two days, and then we put on the heaven. And then Allah says, We have placed, you know, the mountains and whatever else in it for days, and then two days the heavens. So four plus two plus two is eight. Well, if you read carefully, it's not four plus two plus two, Allah says the earth created in two days, the four days is inclusive of the two days, so it makes it four plus two, which is six, no contradiction, because whatever Allah is speaking about
the earth, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For its four days, the two is included in the four and then you add another two for the heavens, so for the earth and whatever else was put on it, and so on and to the heavens. Four plus two is six. Some people say no, there's a contradiction in the Quran. No, read it carefully. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not say a day's ever. And this does not add up to eight days, for example, a person says, and I'm going to give you a totally different example. But just to bring it closer to the mind. If someone says, You know what,
it took me two days to penalty, this vehicle, for example, right?
And then they say, and it totally took me four days
to get everything in it, and to deliver it. Okay, does that mean six days? No, in total four days, it's quite clear. That means those two were for penetrating, and the other two was to get everything done and ready and so on. So in four days, we delivered it, there you are. So how can you say, oh, that six days, but they handed it to you in four days? So there are people who do pick on this verse, or these verses of the Quran, and they say, there's a contradiction. Allah says six days in so many places, and here he says, eight days, why does he say eight days? Show it to me, please? It's not there. So we correctly ask those with knowledge. If you don't know me, Allah subhanho wa
Taala. Grant us a deeper understanding. And Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us no flaws, no errors in the Quran. So Panama. That's a challenge. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
and he completed them as seven heavens within two days, and inspired or made known in each Heaven, its command, and we adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, which are stars, for beauty, and as protection, that is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the all knowing, this is Allah. So these stars, Allah says, we just beautified the sky for you, you know, for protection, meaning Allah uses them, the angels will help those devils will try to go beyond certain limits set for them by Allah subhanho wa Taala. But at the same time, we need to understand its beautification for us. And also guidance in the sense that at night, when you don't know where you're going, and you don't have
Garmin, and GPS, and so on, you perhaps might want to know which star is in which direction so that you know that you are roughly going into that particular direction, when you are going to a certain town, and you're stuck at night. Luck. Well, I think we do not have knowledge of the stars, including myself, if you showed me the stars at night, I might be able to show you a few and tell you about just a few of them. But I don't know much, really. And the truth is, we should be knowing a little bit. This is the North Star this is you know, whatever else, this one, this one, and these three are the sisters and whatever else. I don't know why they don't call them brothers.
But my mothers and sisters, something's amazing. We should be knowing a little bit but a few years back just a few decades back, our grandfathers knew exactly which direction which style was, and in which time of the month and so on everything they were fully clued up to Panama, but with us know, the battery goes flat, you have to stop, charge your battery because why the government is not working. The Auntie who shows us the way is suddenly silent. Love. May Allah protect us my mothers and sisters, this is the path so how to use the cane the Straight Path of Allah for that the Quran has come the greatest of all messages have come. Let's follow it. May Allah grant us gentlemen. So
Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that
after that, and these are the verses now when this verse was read, verse number 13. This is when I put his mouth on. So he put his hand on the mouth of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, when he read for him
to come saw a cotton with Lhasa tea, it was a moot but if they turn away, after we've told them all this, if they turn away then say, I have warned you of the Thunderbolt like the Thunderbolt that struck odd and samode immediately. The man did not want to hear what that Thunderbolt was all about. So what did he do? He placed his hands over the mouth of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam the blessed lips and he said keep quiet. Stop, stop, stop and he ran
Wait, because he didn't want to hear what the punishment was. Let us hear what the punishment was. In the next verse, Allah Subhana. Allah says, that occurred,
the Thunderbolt that occurred when the messengers had come to them before them and after them seeing worship none except Allah. They said, if our Lord had world, he would have sent down angels. So indeed we in that which you have been sent a disbelievers, we don't believe that which you have been sent because if Allah really wanted us to believe, why would he send human beings like us, he would send angels. So in another place, Allah says in the Quran,
if they were angels walking on Earth, we would have sent angels to remind the other angels, but because they are human beings walking on Earth, we sent human beings to remind them Subhana Allah. Then in the next verse, Allah says, As for odd, they were arrogant upon the earth without rights. And they said, who is greater than us in strength? Did they not consider that Allah who created them in the first place was greater than them in strength, but they were rejecting our science. They were rejecting our commands, our instructions, our verses, so we sent upon them a screaming wind, during days of misfortune, to make them taste the punishment of disgrace in this worldly life, but the
punishment of the Hereafter is even more disgracing. And they will not be helped. So Allah says those who rejected from AD we sent them a thunderbolt we sent them allowed scream violent winds. And Allah says and in the Hereafter, we have something even more painful for them, waiting. Obviously, this is a deterrent for us. And it was a deterrent for the people of polish.
They did not want to hear because if they would suffer sleepless nights, and they did suffer sleepless nights,
then Allah says And as for thermowood, the people of Sol La Sol and the the nation we spoke about just now was AD AD where who de la Salam was sainthood who the beautiful name H double o d, you know, they say Robin Hood, but not hood. It's rude. alayhi salatu salam, a proper Muslim name. I don't you know, it's not very common, but I do know a few called hood. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us all good names, bless it names give us all goodness Amin. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, As for Sun Moon, and Saleh alayhis salam was sent to them.
We guided them, but they prefer blindness over guidance, meaning we sent them the guidance, but they turned a blind eye, just like we do sometimes out of weakness, but we do not do it out of defiance of Allah. And this is a point of hope. Whenever we've sinned, we never ever have sinned out of defiance of Allah I hope but it's only out of human weakness. And this is why we say well I made a mistake I did wrong I sinned the Allah I went against you your Allah forgive me. Why do we say Forgive me because we're not defying. If you defy means I did this. Now let's see what you're going to do. That's called defiance, rubella. May Allah protect us. None of us do that. Because we know
Allah exists. And we know that we are answerable absolutely to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we are at his mercy. So the moment Allah says we sent them the guidance.
When Allah says we guided them, it means we sent them the guidance, we gave it to them, but they preferred guidance, they preferred blindness over the guidance. So the Thunderbolt of humiliating punishment sees them for what they used to earn. And we save those who believed and used to fear on law. They used to be conscious of their maker, we saved them, they were saved completely by Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us and Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from those who believe my mothers and sisters, what a beautiful lesson just for us to take heed, and you know, to tap us on the shoulder to say Hang on, start heading in this particular direction. Or if we've already started
heading in that direction, then a tapping to say, keep going, keep going a child until the day you die, just keep going. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us my mothers and sisters, we really thank Allah for giving us the chance to go through these powerful, beautiful verses that the co founder of toleration denied, we do not deny them, we accept them. We believe in them completely. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us paradise in return. We ask Allah to bless us and our offspring to protect us across the globe. While even Muslim men are struggling and suffering whatever their problems are, wherever they are, may Allah subhanho wa Taala create is for them. As
we're speaking there is chaos in so many countries, including Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, so many other places May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all ease even Nigeria Subhana Allah struggling and May Allah make us from amongst those who can always preserve the peace and stability of our nations and May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us cherish and appreciate what we have in terms of these gifts are sallallahu wasallam albaraka, Allah Nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana kalaam will be having the courage to Allah Highland
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