Heart of the Quran #26

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Are we live in a shed on the regimes we live Amanda Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam ala

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Sayidina Muhammad mana only he also have you remain My beloved brothers and sisters in Islam cinematic Moroccan Mahi obrigado Zack lovely, thank you for joining us tonight number 26. Metal from the low we pray that Allah subhanaw taala grants us the strength in these last 10 nights to finish as best as we can. In sha Allah. There's a lot of talk around when is Eden really beginning to think about it and it's good from the ladies It is important, what he is going to look like in this new COVID-19 world of course the massages will not be open most likely. inshallah we will give guidance as to what to do during the day the MDC and many other ornella bodies have released guidance with

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the performer how to perform inshallah at home. And as we inch closer to that, I know I've received a bunch of questions around how do we perform it's another step by step. Suna Sala, it's an academy if you don't do it, there's no punishment on you, and especially in this kind of climate. But of course, really the day of he does not feel the same without performing the salaat read. And as we had done making our homes, our machines, making our homes, our place of Salah, taking the time in the walk of jumar to or not performing Juma we performed or at least that time, you know, one o'clock the afternoon, we sat together and hopefully you've listened to a lecture and you spend that

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time reflecting on a lot you know, eat salah and eat morning and the eat food but it's just the cherry on the cake of what we've completed for the month of Ramadan. And so it's only fitting that we give some guidance and we'll we'll do so inshallah. But before we get to eat, we've got some big nights ahead of us and particularly the 27th night tomorrow coming up. And the days after that and of course tonight as well even though it's an even night, your full attention it's possible that tonight could be recorded as well. We continue with our CEO of Surah mulk. And in the last section, Allah subhana wa tada was beautifully mentioning, I mean such a beautiful ayat and Allah Subhana

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says, is not the one who made you created you who was you know the from before we were even put on the earth before we were conceived. We were with Allah subhanaw taala does he not know based with all away and very subtle and is so intertwined in our life, we said this word hubiera means he's aware of everything going on in our life, every feeling every emotion, every fear, every delusion, every sin, He knows everything. And he's Latif though in spite of knowing all of those things are latifi soft, he's gentle, he's loving, he's always looking out for us, Allah says does not the one who made you know basis and then Allah subhanaw taala continues and says, Do you not see how he made

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the earth alone he made the earth submissive to you this mighty creation, the earth, the Sunnah, in other idolaters Welcome to Sahara, a sham Sowell comet, Allah has subdued subjugated the sun, the moon, for your sake is only the doing its function so that people may benefit from it. All of this that we see around us, it is for us to use and to benefit from as Allah says, Fung Shui monarchy, go and spread yourself, walk and travel and go through the land and see what Allah has made for you and eat from it as well. So enjoy yourselves for a reason though. The purpose is of course not just to love you and the dunya but to be mindful that there is an afterlife there is a purpose behind this,

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Allah did not give us this amazing gift without a purpose. And so Allah subhanaw taala reminds us about all the subtle blessings that if we begin to count, you know, as panela blessings, sincerely or the Alon, when he would teach his class he would go to the toilet he would come back and he would always abdomen anyways Alhamdulillah a blessing a few few Give, give thanks to how would we feel only someone that has some ailment unable to use the toilet gives thanks for the fact that we have a toilet, you have things that we have food, gifts, things that you know our health, we only realize the benefits when it is gone. And so Allah subhanaw taala says begin count for internet metadata so

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that if you start to count the blessings of Allah, you would never be able to enumerate them. And so, if we turn away from the blessings there are consequences Allah says are you do you feel secure that if you keep denying Allah, you keep rejecting Allah you keep abusing his blessings, you keep arming the environment that the environment that the Earth would not swallow you up or the sky will not send a punishment against you. And so it almost in frustration Allah says what are corrected double Latina mean coblenz Okay, forget Nikita Allah says, and how many people before you this obeyed in this believe in denied and ungrateful for K for a living? How was my distribution against

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him? So how was the thing that happened to them, look at the consequences of them. So Allah subhanho wa Taala sort of ended that section with a threat and a warning that if you abuse his blessings, there will be repercussions. But Allah continues as even though Allah wants to give us another analogy. So if if, if looking at the earth, and walking on the earth, and the blessings around you is not enough, perhaps this analogy will make you understand what I'm here to. Do you not see a play. The bird full calm saw 32 billion. Do you not see the bird that is flying through the sky? its wings outstretched. You're gliding this picture of a bird look at the bird as it glides through the

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sky. Why a chameleon unfolding its wings meaning flapping its wings back and forth. My own sequin none holds these birds in law rock man except man except the Most Merciful in Nairobi militia in Brazil, that he is watching over and looking after and seeing every single thing of his creation.

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So Allah subhanaw taala is sort of saying, Let me give you another analogy that perhaps you will understand what is he trying to make us to understand he wants us to understand how he is in control. And he is giving us and preparing for us a perfect life a perfect world so that we may recognize him. And so Allah says, look at the bird and the motif of a bird appears in the Quran in a number of places. Why a bird because the blade is very fragile. If you look at the wings of a bird, it's very delicate, and yet it flies and it moves through the sky. From our perspective. You know, we amazed we can't do this when the bird is doing and so Allah Subhana Allah is saying, Look at how

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delicate and fragile yet Allah subhanaw taala keeps this bird off the wind that is too hard. A storm could easily harm this bird, but Allah keeps them aloft and in the sky. Allah says none keeps him the nun looks after the bird man keeps all of his creation in place, except are among the most merciful. It also gives the analogy as we mentioned at the beginning of the surah look at the heavenly bodies in the sky, you know, in the sky, basically, back before we could fly and we could see spaceships, Allah says look at the sky, there is no corruption in the sky. There are no imperfections in the sky, there is nothing out of balance. The balance is so perfectly this fragile

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bird can glide without any problem. So everything that mankind sort of has touched. We have corrupted the earth we have corrupted, why? Because we're not following the the decrees and we have not followed the plan Allah has put out for us. So I was pendulous is out of his mess. He keeps all of creation in its place floating aloft and following his guidance. And so Allah, Allah wants to do the same for us. Allah says the same way he keeps those birds from being blown away, or those birds from falling out of the sky. Allah says, I keep you like that I keep you safe all the time. It's just that you cannot recognize or you refuse to recognize Allah Subhana dadas interventions in your

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life, Allah Subhana Allah says in another in the next verse also very beautifully. A man had a lady who was a jungle Lacombe encirclement only rock man in McAfee Runa lfu role, Allah says, Do you do have a June other than Allah agent is an army prepared? So Allah says is who is it that could be an army? Do you have I was asked a rhetorical question. Do you owe in some have an army prepared to assist you besides Allah and understood, DFC is one tough series? Do you have an army on your side that you will go to war with against Allah? And Allah doesn't use the ne use of the word iraq man against the Most Merciful? And perhaps the second FC is more, more appropriately because of the

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word, man? Had it been? Allah says, Do you have an army against you to use Aziz perhaps the almighty the all powerful? Do you have an army that you have really, that will support you against the most powerful, rather Allah uses the Most Merciful he is? Who is it that in times of difficulty, do you have as a support base as an army standing really except, man, so Allah says, You have an army in your corner waiting to support you that army is our man, Allah says, I am your army, and I am ready and I'm prepared to act in your defense that if you need me in times of hardship, I am ready. I am well prepared with a job and is that army that is ready to go to war. So Allah says, I am ready to

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go to war for you, if you need me. And of course, this is the one that is in your corner is our man the Most Merciful meaning anytime that you have a problem in your life, I am ready to act in your favor. I am in your corners panel. What a beautiful way of Allah say, Allah says I am the army in your corner. I am a rock man that is Abundantly Merciful. And Mr. Rahman is, as we said, the most powerful name of Allah that denotes mercy. And so it says, I have an infinite amount of mercy. And I have it ready and prepared at your disposal. You just need to push the button and I'm ready to assist you. That's what Allah saying. And so then Allah says, in spite of this, in spite of this

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inner Kathy Runa iloveyou, who wrote that the cafe rune, however, the caffeine could be the disbelievers it also means those who are ungrateful, after Allah says, I am your army ready to assist you in any moment in any time, rather than to fire the disbelievers and the ungrateful ones. They have your horror or they are in delusion, they look at the company position and they believe this is me, I got here for myself, I am the CEO, I am the king. My bank account is so big because of me and my my doing and my knowledge overseas, they are in Hollywood, they are deluded, they think that their blessings that they have, or from their own doing, or all that it is only a gift from

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Allah subhanaw taala that can easily be taken away. And the fact that Allah is not revoked It is because of his mercy that he hopes and he Allah has given us the opportunity to wake up one day and look at the blessings in our life and say hamdulillah Allah, how quickly can these blessings be taken away? And in the next I almost want to exactly show this that these bases can either can be taken away so quickly Alice's and then have another use Yasuko come in, I'm sorry, Scott, but lead up to one

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hour says Who is it that could provide for you, if Allah were to withhold His provision, but they are persistent in insolence and aversion and running away from Allah. So Allah reminds us there is that we have and the risk is not just the food that we eat. This is not just food or money. This is the air we breathe. The health that we have, our kids are our risk. Allah says

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If allow us to withhold any of those things that he gives you all these provisions, who would you tell to to bring it back. And you know, many times in Surah, Yasin and the surah, which is a similar motif, Allah reminds us that when we go through a law, when we go through a period of security, our salary comes in at the exact same time, we're not sick, everything is just, you know, going day to day, we begin to be lulled into a false sense of security. Now, when we are in a COVID-19 world, when businesses are shutting down, when our salaries are being restricted, when we don't know where the next paycheck is coming, when we don't know if our risk will be will be there. Now Allah says,

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What are you going to do now? So if you don't have a line your life you can't make the call to reach out to him? How are you going to fix this problem? You have no way to turn to you realize that your science and your technology and your your degrees and your power and your money means nothing in the face of these kinds of calamities. And so all of is who is it that you would turn to besides him? So who is it that you can turn to other than Allah if our risk was was restricted by lead up or do we want affordable Allah says but they still insist, lead you means they are, you know, insistent on a point which even though you are wrong, some people you know they are wrong, but they will not give

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up that point even though they know they are wrong. Allah says they are insistent on the on the aversion to Allah subhanaw taala running away from his ayat denying him and arrogantly refusing to acknowledge arrogance is a you know the truth, you know that everything comes from Allah, you know, that you are not in control, but you maintain like your own that I am, I am in control, it's all me. And I refuse to acknowledge the basis of Allah, especially on the risk. And we go through a time when, when our risk becomes an equation, the prophets or wassalam tells us and it links up to the birds. Allah says, The Prophet says tells you that the believer when is a man in Allah and His

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tawakkol is dependent on Allah is so strong, he becomes like the birds, the birds, you know, they don't have bank accounts. They don't have a fridge where they store things for the next day, every single bird wakes up in the morning, not knowing where his risk is, not knowing how he's going to survive for the day, he's hungry, but he goes out and all of them get to eat. Allah basically shows you don't see birds falling out of the sky, out of salvation. I mean, when when have you ever seen something like that happen, the only times birds would up the sky is when we do something to the sky, but the birds, all of them, they go out hungry, and they will all find risk and they will all

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come back feed and tomorrow again, they will do the same. And so Allah is showing from the birds look at the analogy of the birds, he has put out the risk for everyone out there that you don't have to worry about Allah feeding you You just have to worry about pleasing Allah subhana wa tada and fulfilling his obligations and he will always look after look after us. So then Allah concludes the section for me Yoshi mckibbon Allah what he had on my MC so we and Allah said it was stalking Allah Allah, Allah said, I've shown you a number of signs. Look at how the earth is subdued to you look at the bird flying through the sky. Look at when you in times of need, who is it that all me that comes

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to your aid, when the doctors tell you the time is up? There is nothing science cannot help you now, who do you turn to in times of need now you go to Iraq, man, and who is it that if your risk becomes constrained that you turn to Allah says, my machine Mockingbird is not the one who walks fallen on his face, the one who is basically is walking with his face to the ground better than the one who is guided and walks erect and upset. What does this mean? So you have two kinds of people, these one whose face is downturned. And the analogy here is he is deliberately not looking where he's walking. He's not looking at the signs around him. So he's on a path. He doesn't look at the signs where he's

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going, he is avoiding the is always seeming to him. is such a person better than the one who is walking up straight on a straight path being guided away and reflecting of his life, who is better of the two. So Allah asks you and me, which kind of person are you? Are you a person that is deluded, that is self righteous that believes that everything in his life is he's in control, and he's the master of his own destiny? Or the one who reflects and spins that evening with quiet time and things wheat is all my blessings come from? Where was I a few years ago? And how all the difficult times I've been through? How many times can I say with surety with certainty that I'm the

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master of everything, each and every one of us, we know that there were times of difficulty when we had no way out. We believe that there was no answer to this. Allah subhanaw taala opened away. We all know that there were times when we were completely vulnerable, powerless, we felt like the world was closing in on us who brought us out of it. And so Allah subhanaw taala asks us which of the two are better, the one who is guided? Or the one who is misguided, and which one of the two would you want to be and so that that Allah leaves up to us as a Christian each The only answer is between you and me and our discussion with Allah subhanaw taala is between me and Allah new and Allah, Who of us

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which of those two examples do we want to be my last panel Grant has to be aware of the blessings that he has bestowed upon us. May we be grateful for the blessings we will never be able to be fully grateful. But let us be grateful for some of the blessings he has given us. And we know that whatever we have is from Allah that He gives and he can take and that Allah subhanaw taala not take away out of our abuse and our

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neglect fullness and ungratefulness to him. Let us be of those who Allah increases in goodness so that we may increase in sugar and closest to him to sokola height I said I want to lie wabarakatuh