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How the Quran teaches us what to do #16 Atleast For the Same Cause, Maintain Brotherhood

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Sir Mr. De Kumar I want to let you know about a cartoon Welcome to another installment. This is Part 16 of our series how the core and teaches us to behave. So let's get right into this. Today it's verse 103 of sudut. Mo and this is probably one of the most famous verses in the entire Quran. When we're talking about the subject of unity and brotherhood and being together feeling as one woman, Allah subhanho wa Taala begins this conversation by telling us a very beautiful statement, what seems to be heavily left hegemony around, well, Rocco, hold on all of you to the rope of Allah and don't let go. There are pluses that means to hold on to something that you depend on without it,

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you're going to be lost you're going to be confused there's going to be no sense of direction or cement to hold on so that you get clarity and direction in your life. Want to see more be heavily led eg m er. Scholars differ what the rope of Allah is even our best. So what are the alohar angle now when said that the rope of Allah refer to in this area is all of Islam, Abdullah bin misrule? Dora the Allahu anhu says, No, it's the poor no other say it's the sooner other states a combination of both. To make a long story short, it's a combination of all of these things. It's Islam, it's a way of life that's pleasing to Allah, what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that all of you hold on

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to the source, to the source that's kept you on the same direction, at least with the same intention. So I want you to imagine for a moment, the imagery in this area, Allah subhana wa Taala is saying all of you hold on for dear life onto this rope, just imagine the imagery for a second, that despite one of us might be holding a different direction others holding on here others are holding on to you. But the point is, we're all striving for what for the exact same thing. So whether this be the poor end, or the cinema or a combination of both. The point is our attitude, our focus, our intentions, our goals, should always steer us to the same ultimate goal, which is what to

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follow the Quran and the Sunnah of our messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Allah says Jimmy around all of you, you can't have some people who want to follow the quarter ended sooner, but then you have others who would be like, we don't want to be like that organization, we don't want to do the same thing as that Institute, we don't want to be the moment there's a difference of opinion, the moment somebody makes a different choice. So a prime example of that is just imagine the moon sighting that we recently had for aid for Eagle fitler. You had some organizations, some actual committees around the world that basically said, No, we're not going to follow them, whoever they

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were referring to, but we're going to wait for one particular place or one particular country around the world. So they followed an international citing, but because a particular region of the world called it first we're like, No, no, no, no, no, we're not going to follow those kinds of people. We're going to follow somebody else, we're going to wait for other countries to decide that's going to be our decision. And this is totally, totally unacceptable, unless as your ultimate goal at the end of the day, is to follow what alone is messengers on the love while he was sending to us, at least try to cooperate and hold on to that to gold hold on to that intention. Then Allah subhanaw

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taala continues and he says, well that Roku, OLED did not say it while at 24. to five Rocco is to don't break off into factions or sections or groups or sex. So just because there's a disagreement, you don't go and start opening your own Masjid or your own organization, because you don't agree with a fifth issue with the sheriff or your teacher or your scholar or your e&m or what have you, that doesn't qualify that doesn't give you that the right now I can't listen to their videos anymore. I can't give them stems anymore. I don't want to come into their mischief anymore. You know, there's a lot of people and this all boils down to something that we've talked about in

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several videos in the past, about this whole idea of pride and ego. And that sort of

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that sort of conceited attitude if it's not my way, if you don't fit into my frame, my my circle of my attitude, then we're gonna we can cooperate, we can do anything we can serve as Dean anymore. So Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, that frog Rocco and Natasha telefoon. The second point about it is, no matter what we do, we are going to differ we're going to disagree. We're going to exchange ideas. We're going to exchange thoughts. We're going to exchange fat towers and opinions, but at the end of the day, there are going to be disagreements. Why is it as the famous great scholar emammal Sheffield Rahim Hello, one said, why is it that we can't

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disagree and still get along. Why is it that one person has to point fingers and say, Oh, you guys don't know nothing, or the whole of the city is messed up, or you're not following the poor and and sooner according to me, according to my, my frame of mind, according to my knowledge according to what I feel is right, who made you know, the last resource, the last, the last avenue to decide these to decide these issues? Who made you the last and final say, and again, goes back to a lot of pride goes back to a lack of knowledge, a lack of cooperation, etiquettes mannerisms, so many factors. So what Allah subhanaw taala is saying that, when you do disagree, that's one thing. But

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don't allow the disagreement to break you apart to snip brotherhood, so that you separate now you start your own thing, you're doing it your way you start your own thing, you do it your way. And if somebody wants told me that,

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just the fact that we disagree is not necessarily a bad thing in the sense that if you could imagine Muslims, that they're all like a bunch of dots across the board, and you take a collection of those dots, and you you group them together, and that's one community, then you take another set of dots, you group them together. I mean, having pockets of dots together, groups of dots together is better than having people scattered all around. And that's perfectly okay. The problem lies is that within those groups, they're still able to laugh. They're still tough. So that when people within those groups start to separate start to disagree, then they go off and they do their own thing. Now listen

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to this. Listen to how Allah subhanaw taala addresses this issue, while at the telephone with Kunal Nero mental law hero Lee Kuan Yew, is a quantum Ida M. lf urbaine Apollo beacon for a spectrum they never met to hear when this this part of the verse is just incredible. It's hard to find Muslims these days that think of brotherhood in this particular way. Love first says whether quotable near metal law here either you can remind yourself of the noble blessing and gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you what is that noble gift is quoting to our death. Once upon a time you were enemies to each other. You disagreed with one another. Just like how Islam began. You had two tribes out and

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hustle and hustle. That's right. These two were eating at each other. They were fighting there was a civil war, but still a from that Allah subhanho wa Taala took you both as enemies and made you into one. And the same thing with our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he started off, you know, he started off preaching his toe hated his message. There were people in his own family and his own community, people that he grew up with saying, Are you crazy? What's wrong with you? What are you talking about? And from that point, they were enemies to him, a love brought hearts together a lot created a nation and owner. So that's the blessing that Allah is referring to. But what's even more

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beautiful brothers and sisters is if quantum Arda and LFR been Apollo will become a lot took your hearts and mash them together, fuse them together. The word that Allah uses in the Quran, when he brings hearts together is called LFO. One more LFO at Bain aku be calm. So Allah brings together the hearts and lefur is the word to describe 1000 in Arabic, we say 1000 as elf. So what is the lesson, your hearts were split up into 1000 pieces that's poor ends way of saying your hearts was split up in countless amount of pieces. So you differed and you disagreed in countless amount of situations and subjects. And a lot took all of those scenarios. Why? Because you still had one goal in mind.

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The one goal is that you wanted to follow Allah and hold on to the rope. You know, 111 narration states that the the rope of Allah is you have one hand on one side of the rope. And Allah subhana wa Taala has his head on the other side of the rope. And what keeps you connected, what's in between that is all of Islam. And so we're still holding on to the same rope. So despite that, we might exchange different ideas. And it's despite that we still disagree, because we have the same journey and the same goal, the same destination in mind. Unless as that is my noble gift to you. And that's what allows me that's what gives me the opportunity now to take all of these pieces and mesh them

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and fuse them together. So if you wonder how you wonder how do we

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cooperate and how do we stick together as one unit and look forward and fight for the same causes struggle for the same cause. We just have to remember what our ultimate goal is the poor end and the sooner to get to Allah subhanho wa Taala that's the primary goal. And Allah subhanho wa Taala for batum be never met IE a whiner, and you all be king. As a result of my noble blessing and gift to you, you became a whiner it when is Brotherhood in the same cause? It's not the same as a what if what is your biological brother? What's interesting about the usage of the word Ella is ensuited hoogenraad. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in them, meaning

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that believers mean people with IE men, they treat their brotherhood with their fellow brothers and sisters in faith, they treated as though we're Blood Brothers man, even though we're unified, we're united under the same cause, which is to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala to follow the Quran and Sunnah at the end of the day, just the fact that we're on that same lane, we're on that same path. So Pamela, I'm gonna treat you like my own blood brother, my biological sibling, my biological brother or sister. But in this area, unless as a starting point to that is at least have the same goals and intentions in mind. And here's the most beautiful part of this verse. Here's why I chose this verse.

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Allah says, Be never met, ie Atlanta. Never. This is a love gift to all of us, is that he allows that even though we can disagree in 1000 issues that we can still get along. That's a love gift to us. And when somebody refuses that gift, what you're actually saying is no, thank you, Allah, this gift, I don't want it. May Allah protect us from that? Subhana? Allah? How, how rampant is that? How obvious is that in our communities, the moment somebody disagrees, I mean, we're living in a time where there are Muslims that will disagree with you, just by the way you dress, they don't appreciate the way you look, the colors you wear, not the way that you speak, it's it's nothing to

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do with the knowledge. It's nothing to do with the intention or the ultimate goal. It just is the way you are, I don't like you, I'm not going to pray behind you, I'm not going to talk to you, I'm not going to take your photo. And one of the tragedies behind asking questions that so many brothers and sisters are guilty of one of the tragedies behind that is, there's more often than I even want to think about is that somebody will come and ask a question, they would look for a ruling or a fatwa on an issue. And if they don't get the answer that they're hoping for, then you're labeled as, okay, this person is young, so he doesn't have that much experience. She's not really a scholar, so

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forget her, let's go somewhere else, or this person, they're way too extreme. Everything's just how to observe them. So forget them. So if they don't fit within the confines of your expectations, then they have to be wrong or they're being labeled. And what that leads to is, we don't need to go there to that to them anymore. So that's how we we start to fall apart. Why does it have to be that way? This is completely unacceptable. If you're looking for direction, your ultimate goal at the end of the day, is that you want to stay close to Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's what you're seeking at the end of it. You're not seeking the most convenient answer, you're not seeking and going to a

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shopping you're not looking for specific things to fulfill your own needs. The only need that you want at the end of the day is you want to be closer to your Creator. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says the fact that I can do that, that's my gift to you is that you're willing that because we have the same goals is that I can take all of these disagreements and still allow you to cooperate. That is one of the greatest gifts that Allah subhanaw taala gives to all of us. And when somebody refuses for whatever reason, it's as if you're saying to Allah, no, thank you Allah. I don't want that gift.

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According to him either chef who follow Tim Miller Now, according to Marla shefa frati Mina, no fat and pother Caminha. Listen, listen to how this a is going to end Allah subhanaw taala now says, you were at the edge chef out who 40 million now you're at the edge a belt of fall into the fire, and I saved you. So in other words, those disagreements kept eating away at your deeds, to the point where the only thing left for Allah to do was to give the command to allow that person to be thrown into the punishment. But Allah saved you. Why? Because you have the same goals in mind. And you cooperated

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Put aside your ego. So you put aside your pride, lack of knowledge, your ability to not cooperate, you've put aside all of that. And you decided, you know what, at the end of the day, this is the right thing to do. I need to either agree to disagree, or I need to like literally go back and recheck myself. And you've made those decisions. Allah subhanho wa Taala says you were just about to fall over. But because of that level of discipline, maturity and commitment on your part, Allah subhanho wa Taala saved you. This, to me is one of the secrets of this verse. Because Because we don't see that to reality. Now we see that later, right now, we have to really like bite our tongue.

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Sometimes you're grinding your teeth, you want to respond, you want to say something you want to disagree. It's unacceptable. I'm not talking about the things that are crystal clear. Like if somebody says, you know, Allah is inside my room, he's talking to me, you don't just be like, Okay, well, I disagree with that. But you know, come to school, pray anyway. Those are serious issues. You need to sit down, talk to that person, get their mindset together, get their focus back together, understand who Allah is, go back to those original sources and fundamental teachings. Those are things major issues, you may have to pull aside and discuss them. But for the most part, no matter

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if they're major or they're minor, our ultimate goal has to always remain the same. We just want to be close to our Creator, do the right thing. Do the right thing. Okay, then the Can you be you know, love will come to healer I love doing those are the parables or the examples that Allah has illustrated to you that perhaps in shot love with Allah, you will attain some sense of guidance and direction, you know, this a, you started off that people were lost, and uleb push them all together onto the same rope and said, Hold on to just this one rope. So we all struggled, and we held on to that one rope. But we want to stay there. If somebody Lets go, we want somebody to be able to pull

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that person come back to this rope, don't go swimming off to another rope, don't go looking for another direction, another hole, another avenue, another link, don't do that. This is the one place you want to be. You know how we understand and interpret what this rope is, is another issue. But at least you're holding on at least your focus and your attitude is in the same place. This is how we start solving a lot of problems and disagree. At the same time. When we hear about solving problems doesn't mean we all have to be on the same page in terms of this is the solution. I could disagree on the solution. You could disagree on a solution. But at least the ultimate goal is when we

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disagree, we continue to cooperate and respect one another. That's the most That's the goal. Why because our disagreements still remain within the confines of we're holding on to the same rope anyway. And that's what we want. And that's the greatest blessing and gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran was you have the gift of brotherhood. You have the gift of brotherhood. So take it that's my niraamaya that's my narrow mentality when and that's my blessing and noble gift to you that you are all brothers you all are sisters who cooperate with one another. So May Allah Subhana Allah Allah keeps our keep our hearts united in a manner that is pleasing to Him. Perhaps

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maybe one can say is that we may never see complete unity in this oma. Perhaps one can say that. We may never see 100% complete cooperation across the entire board. It'll t laugh, looks like and appears as though it's one of those things that will remain until the end of time. There will always be pockets of Muslims that disagree. And that's okay. If t laugh is not the same as Teferi. It's just that those disagreements should not allow or cause us to dislike, hate and cut off ties with each other. That's what Allah is saying, well Latifah Don't you dare split up from one another.

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It's one thing when the book says this, it's a whole nother scenario, what's being done and how it unfolds in real life scenarios in our communities in our massages and institutes. There's a long road to go, but as long as we're all on the same lane, then inshallah there is always hope. Does that come a low height and May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep you all safe and healthy? Hmm. Ken, wherever you are, until we meet again, just like Molo hydrant was set up already come to LA heat, water cattle