Unlocking Divine Wisdom – The Story of Musa and Khadir

Muiz Bukhary


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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam. I begin by praising a lot of Buddha I mean, the Lord of all was the exalted the majestic, and I asked him to send his choicest blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom his family members, his companions and every single individual who embraces the prophetic path with the class with sincerity until the end of time.

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Before we embark on our journey to the verses of the Quran, as some of you may notice, my voice sounds a bit hoarse. I've been recovering from a strain on my vocal cords, and I humbly ask you for your patience and understanding if my voice isn't clear as usual inshallah.

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However, the beauty and the wisdom of the Quran go beyond the clarity of the voice that reads it that recites it that carries it. So today, I invite you all, to delve with me into a mysterious and profound story, a profound narrative, a story that many of us read and reflect every Friday in Surah pulka. It is a story that resides within the ayat within the verses we often read on a weekly basis. Yet its depths and the lessons that the story holds are infinite.

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This is the story of two remarkable individuals, two remarkable figures. One being the Prophet Musa Ali salatu salam who is known for his bravery, he is known for his strength. He is known for his determination. He is known for his closeness to Allah, the One who spoke with Allah Kaleem Allah Musa Ali's let wa salam and the other individual is a man,

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a divinely inspired man, very wise, and he is known through the books of history by the name alojado. There is a quick or slight differences of opinion amongst the scholars as to whether this man was a prophet as to whether he was an angel sent by Allah, or as to whether he was a righteous individual living during the time of Mussolini salat wa salam.

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Now, the story is

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an interesting encounter an extraordinary encounter, and the events that unfold between the two individuals offer us invaluable insights into the Divine Wisdom of Allah subhanho wa taala. And that is the title for my sermon today, finding peace in divine wisdom, finding peace in the land of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the divine wisdom of our Maker subhanho wa taala. It provides us the story as you will see, in the few minutes I'm going to share a synopsis of it empowers us equips us with the wisdom with the clarity, to try and decipher and see the hidden goodness, the hidden blessings that lie beneath what we may perceive as misfortune, what we may perceive as calamities, what we may

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perceive as trials and challenges. So as we unravel the story today, I want you all to open your hearts and your minds to the lessons that this powerful story holds lessons about patience in the face of the unknown lessons about Tawakkol trust in Allah has perfect plan and lessons with regards to the realization that sometimes, like I said, a few seconds ago, what we may deem as a calamity may indeed be a hidden blessing from Allah subhanho wa taala. So our story begins with Musa Ali's. That was a man of great knowledge, the books of history mandiberg Cathy Rahim Allah He mentioned he was addressing a crowd.

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And someone in the gathering asked him who Musa is that was salam, or great prophet of Allah, Oh Musa, who is the most knowledgeable person

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On the face of this earth, now Musa Alice that was salam, he did not hesitate, he did not bat an eyelid. And he did not say it out of pride or arrogance. He swiftly arrived at the conclusion that he being the Prophet of Allah, he being Kaleem, Allah, the One who is speaking with Allah, there could be no one more knowledgeable than him because of the access that he had. So without hesitating, he said, I am the most knowledgeable person on the face of this earth. Immediately. Allah inspires Musashi. So that was a very

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humbling experience, if you will, oh, Moses or Musa, you should know that there is another slave of mine who is more knowledgeable than you are. Just imagine, this is a wake up call for all of us, right? Today we've got our title is liquid, our degrees. We think we have so much of knowledge, so much of wisdom, that we find it humiliating, to seek knowledge, to learn a new skill, to perhaps go somewhere and learn something here the Prophet of Allah, the One who is speaking with Allah is being told, Oh Musa, you got it wrong. You're not the most knowledgeable person, there is this other slave of mine. Now at this juncture, we immediately observed Musa Ali salat wa salam did not become

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arrogant, he did not become proud. He did not say oh yeah Allah, how can that be? How can that be when I am your prophet? When I am speaking with you? How can there be another individual more knowledgeable than I? Immediately at that juncture, he dons the gods of a student, and he says, Your Hola. The narration goes along the lines of these words, point me towards the slave of yours. Why, so that I can go and debate with him, so that I can go and show my superiority over him so that I can declare that I am the most knowledgeable person know, so that I can go and become his student, so that I can go and study, learn and seek knowledge from him. So Musa Ali salatu salam, he sets out

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now on a journey to find this individual known as Aloha, they're guided by the sign of a fish. This was a miraculous way. He was instructed to go and find this individual. He finds her there. And his humility at this juncture teaches us that no matter no matter, our age, no matter our status, no matter who you are, the pursuit of knowledge is a life long journey is Musa Ali salatu salam being the Prophet of Allah to undertake it, no doubt you and I, we can all do so. And it said that at times, leave alone the worldly knowledge because that is something to do with this world and I'm not undermining it. But some of us find it embarrassing to even set out to learn the Quran. We think oh,

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I'm too old now. It's embarrassing. We find it embarrassing to go. Learn how to pray. Whilst our ablution is full of mistakes. Our purification is full of mistakes. Our Salah is full of mistakes. Our reading of Surah Al Fatiha is full of mistakes. If you make a mistake in Surah Fatiha it renders your circle Fatiha invalid which in turn renders your Salah invalid

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but we find it embarrassing oh no I'm so I'm so.

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You know that chapter is gone. I wish when I was young that I spent some time learning the Quran. It is never too late, my dear brother, my dear sister. So now Musa alayhis salam upon meeting Alhadeff he requests very humbly to follow him to learn from his wisdom Alhadeff agrees with one condition. Musa Ali's salat wa salam must not question any of his actions. He is allowed to follow him he is allowed to learn from him he is allowed to observe him but he must not to question any of his actions. Now this back this agreement sets the stage for lessons to be imparted beyond the realm of conventional understanding as you will see inshallah. So three main incidents take place in the

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story. The first incident is about the damaged boat in a seemingly harsh act. We read in Surah Polka have Alhadeff and Musa Ali Salam wa salam they embark on a sea voyage, a sea journey on the journey.

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They were they were traveling on a boat that belonged to poor fishermen who did them a favor by taking them across the river. Musashi. slat was salam spots harder. repaying that

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favor by going to the corner of the boat and scuttling it by damaging the boat of these poor fishermen. Musa lay salat wa salam forgets the condition and puzzled he immediately questions how they're asking him what are you doing? Is this how we repay the generosity of these poor fishermen? Is this how we thank them You're damaging their boat you scuttling their boat.

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Later, we find out at the end of the story, it is revealed now

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that a tyrant king at the end of the journey, long after Musa Alice, that was salam and Cadell, disembarked from the boat, a tyrant of a king was seizing all functional boats. So that damaged boat, the boat that had been damaged, though at that juncture, appearing as a Miss Fortune was actually a disguised blessing. By incurring that small loss, that small damage their entire ship was protected. Time does not permit for me to elaborate on this video brothers and sisters, but at times, through our lives, we see calamities and we think that this is the end of the road. But you should understand that at times, it is a calamity that was put your way to protect you from

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something much bigger from a misfortune much bigger down the line. This is part of the Divine Wisdom of Allah because just imagine the plight of the fisherman after Musa and how their Elisa Muslim had got down, got off the boat, they must have seen the damage and felt very bad. We did them a favor and look at how they repaid us but then later on down the line when their ship was not seized by the king. Now they say Alhamdulillah for the damage, it is a small damage we can repair it, but a ship or boat still belongs to us. The second incident is the loss of a child

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in a moment that challenges the heart harder,

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in the twinkling of an eye takes the life of a young boy.

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Now this to Musa alayhis salam was something that he could not fathom. It was an act of apparent injustice. He questions Kadir immediately why because it is volume injustice. Later it is revealed and obviously how they are and from this we understand that he had to be a prophet of Allah. Multiple prophets can exist at the same time you should know that Musa Lestat was salam was a prophet but then even his brother Harun al Islam was a prophet at the same time Suleiman and would la masala salaam wa prophets at the same time, so obviously Musa was the Rasul. He was the messenger given the Scripture was called there could have been a prophet at the same time. And why we inclined

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towards this view is because taking the life of another individual cannot be sanctioned, except by Allah subhanho wa taala. A mere mortal cannot take the decision of taking the life of another individual. So we see through this that he was inspired, he was divinely commanded by Allah to take the life of the child. So anyway,

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it is later revealed that the boy the young boy's destiny would have brought great suffering to his righteous parents. So in Allah's wisdom, this grievous moment was a prevention of greater pain down the line and the unfolding of a mercy unknown to us. Let me quickly mention that something I'm running out of time. Just imagine, obviously, the parents the minute they got the news of the loss of their child, someone that brutally killed their child, they would have been shattered, heartbroken grief beyond words, but compare that grief. Now at this juncture, they've lost the child with innocent and fond memories of the child. They yearn for the child to make him to offer the

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child and eventually they're going to see their child in July Inshallah, why the child died young.

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But just imagine the heartache and the heartbreak, to see that same child grow up to become a calamity. Now the child is living in front of you, but the child has turned into a trial now for you.

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Just imagine the pain the father and mother would have to go to go through if the child is now disregarding the parents if the child has become a tyrant, if the child has become a criminal, this is just one angle. This is just one angle. On the other hand, let's say if the child is inflicted with a crippling disease for the parents to see the child like a vegetable for years on end, in coma, perhaps just imagine the pain and hardship that the parents would have to undergo. These are a few facet facets that me as a human I'm trying to show you. Obviously the Divine Wisdom transcends way beyond all of this. The last incident that takes place is the rebuilt wall in a village where

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the two of them were denied.

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Hospitality Aloka built a crumbling rebuild a crumbling wall without any pay. Now this act was to safeguard a hidden treasure for two orphans as gesture of Allah's unseen care and provision. Now my dear brothers and sisters, as you can see, we may think that the wisdom and knowledge we possess is worst, but it is at the end of the day, human wisdom, limited and finite. This story. These three incidents show us a glimpse of Divine Wisdom, where the tapestry of good and bad weaves a path beyond our mortal comprehension beyond our mortal understanding. So my dear brothers and sisters, we must trust in the unseen hand that guides us all, we must trust in the plan of Allah subhanho wa

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taala. This is not merely a tale of two figures, it is a mirror reflecting our own journeys, reminding us that sometimes the answer to our prayers lies not in the clarity or the solution that we crave, but rather in surrendering to the wisdom of Allah that is far greater than our own. So therefore, let us walk with faith, not sight. And let us trust that even in the darkness, Allah's light illuminates the path ahead of us. So there are many lessons in terms of understanding destiny in terms of relying on the Divine Wisdom of Allah, in terms of having faith in Allah's plan, in terms of the power of patience in terms of finally embracing our destiny. I wanted to give you all a

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cook a quick glimpse into the story because this is a story that we read on a weekly basis every Friday go reflect on it going to circle calf, you will find the story between Musa Ali's letter Salaam and her mother, it is an interesting story, reflect on the story and try to, you know bring these lessons into your lives as well. I conclude by praying and asking Allah subhanahu wa taala the most wise to grant us the wisdom to see the blessings in our trials to give us the strength to face our challenges, the challenges that lie ahead of us with faith and to bless us with Sabra, Sabra and Jamil with patients to trust in Allah's divine plan. May he guide us on the path of righteousness of

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Taqwa. And May He make us of those who listen to the word and follow the best of it. As we leave today. Let us carry with us this profound story and let it serve as a beacon as the lighthouse in our moments of doubt, and let it serve as a comfort in our times of trial. May Allah subhanho wa Taala just as how he united us here in this Masjid may unite us in the beautiful and lofty gardens of Jana, in the companionship of our beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, and may He bless us all to drink at the house at the beautiful fountain through again the blessed hands of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam I mean, I mean working with Allah

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yeah and in Hamdulillah he