The Story of Musa and Khidr
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My beloved brothers and sisters Musa alayhis salam, one of the messengers of Allah subhanho wa taala, who was mentioned the most in the Quran.
In this particular surah Allah Almighty speaks about how
at one stage he responded to a question Who is the most knowledgeable he said I am. And Allah wanted to show him that, in fact, Allah is the One who is the most knowledgeable, and he gives knowledge to whomsoever He wishes. So from that, we see that Allah subhanahu wa taala made him meet Allah here.
And as he was going with one of his servants,
on the path of the coast, he lost his fish, which was prepared as a luncheon.
And upon the instruction of Allah subhanahu wa taala. When you lose that fish, as you go in, you will find a man when you see him, you need to talk to him. And perhaps you may learn a thing or two from him.
Lo and behold, they met this man, Al Haider. When they spoke to him, and asked if they could join him. He said, No,
you won't understand what I do, and you will keep questioning. So Musa alayhis salam made a promise that I'm not going to question you.
And so as a result, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of three incidents in the Surah, where he did things and Musa alayhis salam asked him immediately, why did you do this? And he said, Didn't I tell you not to ask? He says, Well, I'm sorry, I forgot the first time. Second time, he says, Well, I'm sorry, I forgot. So I'll hit that he says. Now, if you asked me one more time, you can no longer be with me. And it happened a third time because crazy things imagine you and I walking with someone and suddenly they slap someone for example, you would immediately say why did you do this? So Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that, after the third time, he explains to Musa alayhis salam, the
example of all three things, look, the first one I made a hole in the boat because there was someone taking the boats that were perfect, and I wanted there to be a small damage in the boat. So perhaps no one would take their boat they could repair it. And so on. The second one, he says, Well, I killed this little boy because he was going to grow older. And if he grew older, he would grow older in the disobedience of Allah and be a source of distress for his parents. So I got rid of him by the instruction of Allah subhanho wa taala. And the third one, he says, There was a wall that we straightened because under the wall, there was a treasure belonging to two orphans. And we didn't
want the wall to fall before they grew older. When they grow older, they will get the treasure under that particular wall. From this we learn the knowledge of Allah, Allah knows that which happened in the past. Allah knows that which is happening now.
Allah knows that which will happen in the future. But there is a fourth element that Allah knows, he knows that which will not happen if it was going to happen, how it would have happened. Where do we get that from? The Surah Surah Toluca half, because take a look at the the boat, they made a hole and Allah says if you did not make the hole in the boat, it was going to be taken away by someone. Was it really taken away by anyone? No, it wasn't because there was a hole.
Allah says We know that there were you were going to make the hole but we also know if there was no hole, what would have happened? That's amazing. If you sit and ponder over it. It is one of the unique aspects of the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa taala. That's why my brothers and sisters when something happens to you in your life, trust Allah. He knows he knows why he did not give you what you wanted. And he knows if he did give it to you how it would have ended up that also is in the knowledge of Allah. So this is one very interesting point I thought I'd mentioned