Channel: Musleh Khan
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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. So today it's a very beautiful verse in Surah tel out of verse number 156, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us what to blend if he has the dunya has an attempt to fill ferati in now who didn't he like, write down for us write down for us that in this world, we will receive hasna that we will receive all the good of this world. But when it comes to the earth or in now hooding at a lake, we will be lovingly guided and steer towards you, Oh Allah. But that's that will be in the future of what the Israelites did do as followers of Musa alayhis. Salam is they basically made a promise to him, they said, Okay,
fine. You know what, as long as you give us the best in this world, in the Hereafter, in other words, when we die and we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. In at that point, we will be willing and lovingly caring enough that we would want to go towards him, we will follow His commands. So we'll do everything you're asking us to do? Just not now. We'll do that later. And this is what yahudi means. yahudi means is that you follow towards somebody, you walk towards somebody, you steer yourself towards something in a loving way, in a way that's caring, and nurturing, and so on. Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us color either B or C Bobby, he meant a share, or Mati was the
Aquila, Shay, my punishment will come to anybody that I wish. Now it's really important to keep this a in context so that you understand the bigger picture of what's happening here. So basically, Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying, fine. If you want the best in this world, just understand one thing, and if you're going to reserve obedience, for the afterlife will understand this. When it comes to my punishment, I will punish whom ever I wish that is a given, it's not, you're not going to change that. So you need to make a choice. Now, you either take this seriously now and the F hero, or you just are going to be subject to some form of punishment. And this is the message that they were
getting this is the message that we all get. We all have a decision, we can't just be pious in one world and expect something else in another. So we can just expect ourselves as believers that we will just live life, do whatever we want, say whatever we want to act the way that we want in this world. But then an afterlife will expect that all of those decisions will go away, nothing will be held accountable against us and so on and so forth. That's kind of the point of the Day of Judgment. It's the day of justice today of accountability. So all those who may have felt that they could get away with certain things in this world. Well, that's what the Day of Judgment is all about. Allah
will hatch out all of the things that people mankind had thought that they could just leave behind, nobody would pay attention they could get away with and it's broth brought out in front of them as Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us and other parts of the poor and the book is either of deeds is either given to your right or to your left. Now, a lead then continues and he tells us water it was the Aquila Shea, however, My Mercy encompasses every single thing. This is really beautiful. This is one of the this is the life changing part of this verse is to know that at the end of the day, that Allah subhana wa tada His mercy, his acceptance, his protection, His love, His nurture, his care,
his guidance, his knowledge, all of these wonderful things, is all part and an extension of Allah's mercy. Now here's the thing, if you think about mercy that you're being saved or excused of something that's not exactly what mercy so if you think that oh, you know, had I stopped that that light I would have been the one that got into the accident, or but I made a turn before I got to the light so Allah Allah saved me Allah had mercy so that you're you're saved from a situation. That's not exactly how Mercy is defined. Our Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam tells us in a hadith put see that a lot. So Joel says that he had named the womb of the mother of Rahim he had named it after his
name after a reitman or a Rahim. So the point is, is that when the mother is carrying that child in her stomach, the womb in Arabic the womb is called adore him, which is the root word of Rama, Allah's mercy. Now what does this have to do with anything? Well, if you think about how a mother is, when she's pregnant, she's cautious. He's careful. She watches what she eats. She's careful how she sits, how she spends everything, how she sleeps, all of these wonderful things that she adjusts
Her life so that she can nurture and care and keep her child safe. But here's what the child gives her in return. She goes through pain after pain, she has to adjust her eating habits. So all the things that she likes or she might be craving for doesn't necessarily mean she'll be able to eat that the child doesn't have to pay rent, the child is just in the stomach, taking away all her vitamins, all of her energy tumbling all over the place, waking her up at all hours of the night. And this is all happening before she even gave birth. When the time to deliver the child. That's a whole separate issue altogether. Then when it comes to post birth, then she goes through certain
things, certain stages, she go through a lot of pain, she needs time to heal. But then the child is always in need of her. She's got a nurse, the child change, she's got to do all of these different things. And so the point is this, here's where here's how you can really appreciate Allah's mercy. Despite that, she goes through all of that struggle and pain with her child. She still loves her child, she still cares for her child, no matter what happens to her kid. She'll feel the pain of that child. You know, I want to talk to a mother A while ago who had a son that was just, you know, literally one of the most difficult kids, she you could imagine the way that she described the
behavior of her son. And all the things that he used to say and do is to go out really late at night, she would never know where he was. She would never know what he was doing so many secrets. He'd be locked up, secluded in his room, etc, etc, etc. Every worst nightmare for a parent this son had.
Then something happened to the son.
He was found dead in a creek nearby her home. So her son went out late at night. And he never returned. For weeks, probably I think if I remember correctly, it was about two weeks. The police were looking for this for this guy found his body floating in a nearby Creek.
When she found out she screamed in tears, just like any mother would. She screamed. She cried. She was overwhelmed. And now when you listen to her story, she'll say to you, my son was perfect. Yeah, he had his flaws. Yeah, he had problems. Yeah, he used to say and do certain things, but I miss him. It was my son. That's Allah's mercy. No matter how much we hurt Allah, meaning we disobey or we choose not to follow His commands or we don't follow his instructions. His rules matter how much we disobey Allah. Whatever capacity. What is the left still tell us at the end of the day. Hola. Hola. fudo Rahim. He is exceptionally forgiving. Always merciful. Allah subhanho wa Taala still says,
Yeah, you haven't talked to me in six months? You haven't prayed? You haven't made a single door in six months. And Allah still says we are only a stingy bellicum just keep calling upon me. I'll respond. But I need you to do it. Just call upon me. And I'm there. He doesn't say well, you know, you've been around. You haven't been around in six months. I'll see.
SDG bellicum. I will respond. That's allez. Merci. So to really capture when Allah subhanaw taala says what I'm at West, the article a, it encompasses and it engulfs, and it's spread out over all things. It means that every creation on the planet, every single creation on the planet is under Allah's mercy at some point. You know,
yesterday, I went for a bike ride. And as I'm writing, I start feeling something tickling my fingers and I look down. And on my hat on the bike handle, there was a little caterpillar that was walking. I don't know how in the world it got on my bike, but it started walking on my finger. So as I'm writing, I slow down. And I'm looking at this caterpillar. And this Caterpillar is trying its best to find a way out because I could see half its body is on my finger. And the other half is stretched out as if he's trying to scope where what do I touch what Where is where's the tree, where's the leaf something. And as I'm looking at this poor thing, I grab a leaf off of a branch and I put it
near the caterpillar and the caterpillar within a second literally soon as it sensed or touched that there was an object there that it was familiar with. It jumped onto the leaf, so it wanted to get off the bike or get off my hands. So when I put it on the leaf, I let it I put the leaf down near the tree and the caterpillar literally crawled off, walked right off the leaf went on to the tree and that was the end of it. The cat
filler was home. That's Allah's mercy. Sometimes Allah will use you to illustrate His mercy over mankind. When you take care of your responsibilities. When you nurture one another, you look out for each other, you're merciful, you're kind, you're tolerant, you're respectful. All of these things are qualities of mercy from Allah subhana wa Tada. So when we say while documenting Allah's mercy is above all the levels of mercy that you and I could show to each other. Because at the end of the day, we have limits. There's only so much like if that Caterpillar bit me or I got stung by or I don't think Caterpillar sting anything but but if he bit me, or I got infected, or I got sick,
caterpillars would not really be my favorite insects afterwards, I'd be very cautious around them. So we have limits to our mercy, our tolerance, not Allah.
Allah subhana wa tada continues to protect. At the end of the day, despite whether we're in a pandemic, or in other situations, we're still able to wake up live, we're able to appreciate each other. We can go to the grocery stores, we can find groceries on all the shelves. We can be we can still find countless amounts of Allah's mercy surrounded everywhere we go everything that we do.
It's by Allah's mercy that as tsunamis and hit a hit heading this way, Hurricane isn't destroying everything. And if a hurricane comes, it eventually stops, doesn't it's not continuous. And so, this is all part an extension that Allah subhanho wa Taala despite that we may not follow his instructions to a tee that all the mistakes that we make, Allah is still willing to show us acceptance and tolerance. Whatever it was the Aquila Shea is the actor bouhanni Latina, takuna tuna sacchetto Latina home Bay Area Tina, you know, here's how you get it. This is the this is the question that we're gonna conclude with because when we hear all of these beautiful things about
Allah's mercy, we want that so how do we get it? Alexis festa October, I am going to write down this mercy little Athena takuna to in a second for the one that has telkwa which we've talked a lot about in previous episodes, so that those who are conscious of the law cerametallic number two, wait to win a second, and they're always on top of there's a cat. Well, Athena home big Tina, you know, and generally speaking, they believe in our pet and they follow it they have faith in it. Now in context, the Israelites are being told, follow that original message.
Ensure that if your total your scripture tells you to bow down, to prostrate to pray, then do it. The next verse, Allah subhanaw taala tells us a lesbian a tibia onodera, Saul and Nabeel omig
especially for those who follow that messenger, the, the one that is unlettered, the prophet Alayhi. Salatu was Salam. Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he couldn't read, he couldn't write. So who is the area talking about? Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying at the end of the day, to really be a candidate of My Mercy, follow this man sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's what you need to do. You want to know about zakat. You want to know how to do it, you want to know how to do it correctly follow this man. This is one of those verses of many over 60 verses in the Quran. That really show us just how important the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam is to Allah, how much Allah loves him and
appreciates him how much Allah respects him. And you know what's amazing. We're talking about mercy. And Allah called this man, you are mercy to all of mankind, you are Rama to linearly, you are the mercy to all of mankind. So it's like, we have the mercy of Allah. And then we have the prime example of His mercy. And then we are told to get Allah's mercy, follow his example of mercy, and you will have the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Like, it's just beautiful. It's a complete picture is the point. And so I pray that Allah azza wa jal continues to allow us to always do say and behave and and do the things that allow us to be candidates of His mercy. I pray that Allah
subhanaw taala continue to shower that on each and every one of us, whether you are Muslim or not. We all are under a loss panels are those mercy. You know, the fact that we can wake up we can appreciate each other we can do normal things. The fact that we can live alone is an extension of
lust, mercy, just the fact that we're here and we're alive. And so I pray that we always get to see and appreciate that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala shower His mercy on all of you wherever you are, may Allah so which will bless you and honor you alone me. So I hope that verse, in some ways, changes your life. Zach Molo hydron salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh