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111 Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah He often sought a woman whether my brothers and sisters that Mr. La Kumara to LA he was about a cartoon, then Welcome to our brand new series, the tip SEO or the explanation the exit is of suited and nor, and sooner to nor is one of my personal favorites for a lot of different reasons. First and foremost before we officially begin, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to places Baraka is acceptance and his blessings on all of us, that we start a chapter of the poor and once again for his sake, and we journey through it for his sake. And in shout, Allahu taala. We completed for his sake Bismillah. Now, although it was really tight with
surah, Yaseen and a rough man, with sorta to note in terms of what we were going to study Next, I'll tell you why. And I'm glad that most of you, I think it was just an additional two or three comments that mentioned sooner than nor, and why I was hoping it would be this particular sort of, it all starts off with how this sort of was revealed. And when it was revealed, there are several stories of how sorta Nora is revealed several stories about three or four, which is a lot considering that it's not a very long surah. And that most chapters of the Quran would have would either have one, or maybe a partial story or setting of why that sort of was revealed. So one part of the pseudo you'll
have one story related to that, but then the other half of the soda is a totally different scenario, a totally different time, and so on and so forth. But this has got at least three, maybe even four, depending on the authenticity of the narration, why this sort of was revealed. And it's also divided so that the introduction of the Sula has one revelation to it, then somewhere in the middle has another revelation to it, then one specific area has a third revelation to it. So we'll get to all of those as we get to those verses. But this particular surah is mainly about two things. Number one, it's all about social laws, social laws, morals and ethics. In a society, it's all about luck.
And for me, personally, that's a place that I am very passionate about. Literally, if you've ever heard any lecture or talk or any conference of myself, you'll notice that 99% of the time, whatever the subject is, I will do my very best to connect it with the verb and the etiquettes of a believer because that's my passion is I I'm a strong believer that that is the starting point towards all success in our religion is that if you are a good human being alone will teach you that's my principle. And I strongly believe that when I look at, you know, the correlation between how the Sunnah was revealed to our Prophet on socialism, what what kinds of things happened to him before
and was revealed to him. And then as you continue on your journey through the poor and just the importance of being a good person, that's usually the gateway towards receiving the knowledge and receiving the kind of inspiration and discipline that we all need to please our Creator simpatico with Rnm now so that's the first thing. The second thing is also the heart of all faith is found in sort of the nor the heart of all Faith of our E men is found in disorder. So what is that? Because there's actually a center point a nucleus. There's actually a heart of a man it's a I thought he meant is the heart
itself. No, there's something even deeper. And when we get to that verse inshallah, I'll share that with you. The third thing about this sutra is that it also addresses consequences, who do what and punishments for those who have wronged in society, those who seek to spread corruption, dishonor, and disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But even overall, if you put aside religion, just those who seek to corrupt a society, whether it be through fornication, which is what we're going to talk a little bit about today, whether it be through gambling, whether it be through money, whether it be through politics, you name it, all the different forms of how society can be corrupted, is all
captured and dealt with in this sort of, here's the next point. So those are three basic things. Here's the next point, this pseudo was revealed in Medina. So it's a meta nisour, at least for the most part, 99% of the versus some, some, with the exception of one or two versus some of the relevant had different on this is a mendini, sort of, for the most part. And when it was revealed, some of the LMS said it was revealed somewhere between the fifth and the sixth year, in the after the hijiri. So you're talking about somewhere before the Battle of Zeb or somewhere after the Battle of a sub and somewhere before the Battle of 100. So you have at least after Zeb and beforehand, up
somewhere in between, so we're talking between the fifth year and the sixth year of the hijiri period, somewhere in between that this particular surah was revealed. Now with that being said, here's the wisdom behind that.
This particular Sora completes a lot of conversation that started off in early Mecca. But it also starts to refine some of the social ethics and laws that believers should follow. And we're talking about, we're talking about almost the 19 years, 19 years after the Mexican phase is over.
Now remember, Mexican phases roughly 12 to 13 years, then you add five or six years more to the right. So you're looking about roughly 19 years here. That's when Allah introduces things like hijab.
Interesting. And by the way, when we get to hijab, we're going to do an extensive study of this, we're going to look at what is really hijab, the word hijab itself, how does a lot talk about hijab, we're gonna destroy all those who say that there is no area in the end that orders me to cover my head, we're going to destroy that argument. We're going to talk about the different words that are, that are discussed here, with respect to covering and what the hijab truly signifies, why she wears it, what what's the whole point of her, you know, transforming herself to that extent, and what's the deep wisdom or the many wisdoms behind that all of those things will come. But what I my point
here is that you're talking about almost 20 years later, then Allah starts talking about the hijab and the head cover and, and all of these things. Isn't that usually the first thing that we talk about? When we introduce Islam to our daughters? Don't we tell them okay, this is the way you got to dress. Why did a low wait almost 20 years to do that? What was happening before that? How were women then. And then in the sutra, it also discusses some of the etiquettes of the men about their eyes and how they should look and what they should look at what they're not allowed to look at. And then that whole conversation, like if I if I want to get married, how do I look at my potential? Or some
candidates? Like, how do we even look at them? If I'm told to lower my gaze, then what if my teacher is absolutely beautiful? And he or she walks in? I can't look at the teacher then. So how do I how do I navigate through that? You know, all that whole conversation about the laws of interaction, we're going to, we're going to sift through it inside out in sha Allah. So this was a personal favorite for me. And I was really hoping we can get to the sooner now, simply because it tackles all of the nitty gritty things in society that you and I confront each and every day. These are some of the things that we cope with. These are some of the confusions that we have. And you know what's
also really important, Sunita noon will give us a balance of how to deal with this stuff. Balance is key. You don't want to be this super ultra conservative Muslim, but at the same time, you don't want to be the sirt super ultra liberal Muslim. You want to be there in the center. So this is really the soda for that and I
Pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the strength and the knowledge that when we start this soda we can journey and capture all of its lessons or at least the most of it. And that of course that we can finish the sooner for his sake Bismillah some of you probably notice I recited the verses, I think I'm going to do that. I think I'm going to do that the entire sort of inshallah So at the very beginning of the episode, I don't know I'll just I'll just recite it recite the verses that we're talking about. And then we begin in sha Allah. So with that being said, what became a stain was to be leveled off manually, Rahim. Allah azza wa jal begins and he says sold to an ends
and Napa This is the only surah but starts off with the word surah
starts off with the word sutra. why some of the scholars have Tafseer to say it's as if the companions were waiting or like to send us something sent us any sore about anything Oh my God just give us something says okay, this is gonna be a surah that when I reveal it to you, and then when we send it down to you like this is the surah of source. So that's one way to understand it. So, the second way also is that there is no surah similar to this and nor there is nothing like it in the entire core and some of the things that Allah will address here is not found anywhere else. Also the seriousness in some of the subjects found in sorbitan or are some of the most important priority
type subjects in the entire porin and Ulla group to those subjects those things in this particular chapter. So when unless as suwa like this is the soil you know what's really interesting
I would probably say that most Muslims average layman Muslims probably know nothing about soda nor and if they do know something they might know about a lot more of it will out like this is this sort of that causal of Allah describes himself as the light of the heavens and earth. And that's like that's a lot if you know that without ever have studied or even read the sutra. It's almost like oh, my show my you you know that okay? Could you tell me about the whole sutra? That's like a good start. But sooner than know, most Muslims don't even know it don't even know where it is, have never even read this order. So the fact that Allah starts it off this way, really shows where our
priorities should be and what we should concentrate on. And for those of you that have been with me throughout all the TIFF SEO that we've done here online, you'll notice that we've been very selective of the sources that we've chosen. We didn't just like okay, open the core and just put our fingers there, sir. Oh, there we go. We didn't do that. We thought about certain things, or it was connected to certain things we were already talking about. And then we jumped right into it. And that's where I want to be with respect to this. The fact that Allah starts it off this way shows this is profound. This is real, it captures your attention immediately. You know how they say, you
never judge a book by its cover. Except in soda to know when you hear the word sweat. Oh, whoa, suit up. We know it's a pseudo but you're telling us it's a soda? And isn't that huh? You sent it down to us? Well, where else would it come from? Okay, this is serious, unless telling us something that we already know. But there's emphasis here. This is serious. So let's see what happens. Follow up. NASA was out of NASA. And he is the one that made it obliged upon you, you know fuddled means to carve something out of wood. fato means to carve something out of wood, it's permanent. It's, you know, you can't remove it, you can't erase it. So Allah says that we sent down this sutra.
And we also obliged all of its teachings to you, you can shape this in any way shape or form. And then Allah describes what he means by that. Well, Ensign Effie has yet even begun and and we sent with it several a yet that are extremely clear. There's no ambiguity in it. It's exceptionally clear. So you know how most sorters if not all of them. When you read it, you're like, Okay, I gotta go check the Tafseer Okay, I gotta ask somebody about this. Oh, I don't really know what this is talking about. For the most part, so to to notice, not like that. What Allah is saying here is that the laws that I give you in the Sora, they're going to be straightforward. There's no room for you
to twist and turn, or to say, okay, that's just a cultural thing. Okay. That's pretty
Just recommended. It's not really compulsory, none of
this, it's going to spell it out to you loud and clear. And when you walk away from this sorta, you're not going to be just like, ah, I don't really understand that may make sense. That just means that either wasn't taught to you Well, or you didn't understand it well. Okay. So just keep that in mind. That's the introductory sentence, by the way. So private law, Allah sets the tone immediately. Now, here's the thing. Here's what I love about this surah La La Quinta that karoon in hopes that insha Allah tala, hopefully, you can sit there and think about this and remember some of the things that we're going to teach you. So it summarizes the entire Soto with one word that care when you get
to that code. One is that you don't just practice the laws, you really sit there and you'll remember them. So when it's time to be patient, you remember the moments that patience is needed, you remember it, it's there. You tell yourself that when you're driving, and somebody cuts you off, the first thing you react react with is just hold on, just be patient. Don't just start banging the whole horn, don't just start running off the person of the road. Don't don't do any of that stuff. Just chill, relax, look into care when, when you're in an argument with somebody, don't just start fighting and just start letting your tongue loose because believers don't do that. You stop and you
pause and you think for a minute, what's the best way for me to react here to that code? So when we're talking about socialize, the first reminder lesson that Allah is giving us is that I'm going to give you clear and explicit instructions so that you remember this stuff. When you need it the most. What's the first thing people forget?
When there's a divorce?
They forget telco. They forget to be kind. It was the first thing you start sending nasty emails to each other. start posting things on Facebook about one another, start backbiting. Like all the awful things. The first thing that people forget about is the thing that you had when you started the marriage. I just wanted to marry you for the sake of Allah. I want to complete half my Deen isn't that a reflection of taqwa. But if the marriage didn't work out, all of that's thrown out the window. What Allah is saying here, I'm going to give you instructions. So when it comes to expressing and, and, and acting, and really illustrating the best etiquettes at the times, it's
needed the most, you're going to remember to do that. You're not going to allow your emotions you're not going to allow your anger you're not going to allow that stuff to overtake you. You're going to remember to do the right thing when you need to do the right thing. It's It's remarkable, guys, apparently, that's just the first sentence now, here we're gonna get we're gonna get started with something very specific. Zenyatta was at
the fornicators. Right, so the male and female Okay, so we're talking about pre wedlock here. By the way. We're not talking about married women and men. We're talking about those before marriage. Random This is what are Suna describes to us in the manifest soon, they describe who Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about here, right?
Those who are married if the husband cheats on his wife, on his wife, or vice versa, that will come a little bit later in the sort of the first introduction on this subject alone, we'll talk about pre or outside wedlock. Now alesse is as zenni, the fornicator as zenni not just any fornicator. So the fact that the Elif lamb is there, it means that these individuals were known for this habit. They were doing this and people either saw them or knew for a fact that they were doing this. Now witnesses versus knowledge, all of that's going to come a little bit later. How you separate the two because they are completely different. They're not interchangeable. They're not connected to one
another. They're not the same thing. No, they're completely different. So Allah is saying that look, these individuals that you know, have this kind of behavior for God do koloa him in Houma me agenda, me it agenda, so flog the each one of them at least with 100 whips or 100 lashes. Now let's pause here for a second. I hope all of you notice the title of this video.
When we forget about those who misunderstand this, this religion I don't remember the exact wording or wrote it on there. But you can go back and look at the title of this video. I got it from a
principle here, a problem with a set like this. There's nothing wrong with the A yet. What's wrong is how people interpret these verses, you probably hear on the news, you've probably seen so many social media posts and accounts and social circle circles around the world that Islam, you know, you're so mean, such a horrific religion, every time somebody does something wrong, especially if I you know, slept with somebody or had a girlfriend or a boyfriend, they're gonna they're gonna do 100 public lashes. You know, with me like, that's just crazy. That doesn't make any sense. How can you guys How come your religion is like that, first and foremost, understand, this is not a new law.
This is an ancient law. This is a Mosaic Law.
This is something that musala is implemented, it was started in his shittier. And we found this alluded to unsuited to the Bopara. What happened to those people that when musala he went up to Mount Bohr came back with these 10 commandments from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Maybe you find those people doing? They were fornicating. They were drinking. They were involved in all sorts of spiritual crimes. And what are the law ordered them to do to take each other's lives. So there was capital punishment executed amongst each other. But here, we're not talking about capital punishment. The point is, there were some form of social punishment that was implemented then. And
so that same law is carried on even till this day, which teaches that there are certain laws in the end that don't change, you know, they're carried on. And this is something to look for, and does say, right, we've met, we've read many verses like that, the poor m will take on and carry on the message of previous prophets and messengers, it will continue to take that. And it's not everything. Obviously, many of those laws have been changed. But this is not one of them, that there were some sort of social punishment for people who fornicated whether it was before marriage, or during the marriage. So just keep that in mind that it's not something new. Here's the second thing about this
whole, this whole issue here. Not you people like you, and I don't do this. There are lots of conditions here. This is something that has to be determined in front of a judge. Some of the Romans said that these rules don't apply except in an Islamic State, you know, where their Islamic judges where the Shetty or is implemented, it's like a Muslim land. Otherwise these rulings are not applicable period. Amanda Sheffield Rahim, Allah held this opinion. It's a very widespread, very popular opinion many scholars hold. Others said, No, you need a scholarly committee to make decisions like this. And the conditions are only conditions that scholars themselves can sift and
navigate through people like you. And I can say, yeah, you know, he's doing adultery. I know he slept with her. As a matter of fact, I saw them sleeping with her. Thank you Have a nice day. That's their business. And our Dean says, we're gonna see tomorrow's episode, by the way, our Dean says certain things have to be in place for your testimony.
Otherwise, remain quiet, keep moving. That's between them and Allah.
We don't get to go around being the Houghton police and executing punishments like this on people. We don't do that. You know, so there's a whole system that has to function behind before rulings like this take place, before verdicts like this are issued. It is not an easy process. This is why at least for me, personally, in my entire life, I have never seen or witness a verdict like this given anywhere. I've heard countries do it. But I don't know why. Like, I'm not part of that. I don't listen, I don't know how those, you know, judicial systems work. I don't know anything about it. But then the my point here is this. When people misunderstand versus, we, the part of the onus
is on us that we don't explain these things properly. You know,
long time ago, long time ago, years ago, I think it was like maybe seven or eight years ago, that met a new Muslim in another country. And he was missing a finger.
He was missing his little baby finger. And you know, he came in attended a program I was teaching. So after that, you know, there was a break time and he came and you know, there was some q&a. So he came to the desk. He's like, you know, I just wanted to ask you a question and he put his hand on the desk and you start to ask him a question. Nothing to do with his finger. By the way, just
Something else. And I was the one that noticed his finger was missing.
And this brother was a revert. So I asked him, I was like, Dude, what happened to your finger? Man? It was pretty serious injury. Do you mind telling me what happened? He says, Yeah, when I reverted I wanted to repent.
So I'm looking at him. And I'm like, you wanted to repent? What are you talking about? He's like, you know, I was a klepto. Before I became Muslim, it was a kleptomaniac. He was addicted to stealing. He says that he read that in Islam that you know, first crime, you take off a finger. Second crime, you take off a hand, third crime, the table that I'm just like,
Oh, my God. So I was like, What did you do? He's like, I took off my finger. I was like, You took off your finger?
And he's like, yeah, I mean, I read it. And I thought that that's what Islam required for me. So I did it.
And I looked at him and I said, don't be surprised if at least 50 or 40% of the students here have stole something in their life. And quoting me, so we've all stolen like a piece of candy or chocolate or something. And Dude, look at me.
I got that's not what these rules and these laws are for. You don't get to sit there and figure them out, and then execute it onto yourself. That's not how it works. And this is really really the thing that gets us into hot water sometimes is why you probably see online dude commit some horrible crime he starts script shouting a low alarm. This is what Islam taught me. No, no, no, that's what the devil talk to you. That's what shape on taught you. That's not what our Deen teaches us. So my point here is that when you listen to some of these laws, don't start thinking Don't let shape on get into your heads and start thinking, Oh, man, you know, once upon a time I was with, you know, this girl,
and it got pretty serious. So maybe I should No, no, no, no, no, no, just stop.
There is more that will come to explain what happens. And I know kind of hint towards it and say
that for the most part, you will repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And leave it at that. Don't do anything else. ask Allah for forgiveness and move on. But we'll get to that a little bit more, I don't want to jump the gun too much. Let's finish this up. One of whom became our photography dealer, and those who are executing this verdict, they should not feel sorry, or you know, be soft. So the guys that are at the end of the day, that are about to execute these verdicts that have gone through the process that have gone through the process. Okay, and this is what the judge and the committee has ruled. They shouldn't be softened, be like, No, I'm not going to do it. No, no, I know
him who we grew up together, I can't hit him. No, there has to be a certain discipline for the people who are also executing these kinds of punishment. So like, if you think about prison systems, that guy who was going to inject and put somebody to sleep the person that the prisoner who was sentenced to death, you know, he's the one that's going to be in charge to, you know, to administer the injection. He can't just be like, Ah, my hands are shaking. I can't do it. No, no, let somebody else do it. No, no, you've got to be able to have a certain level of discipline and strength to do that that's what we're up for to talk about here.
Fi Deena law in quantum in the in the Dean of a law in quantum took me on I believe he will do me a favor if you claim that you have a man that you believe in Allah and the final day, you know why? Because even those who are designated to execute these verdicts, they are also questionable in the sight of Allah. Did you have anything to do with framing them? Or to pushing that guilty verdict on them? Did you do something? Was it up to you part of that is that was watching YouTube, just because you're just a worker, this is your only job doesn't mean you're off the hook. You're part of that process of causing harm onto another human being that's serious in the sight of Allah. So you better
know what you're doing bro, you better know your role here as well. A lessons in quantum took me to Nebula William Shatner, the Vermont bar if a two minute meeting. And witnesses from both sides are from the community will gather and witness this punishment as it's being done. So it's not something that's just done behind, you know, behind a building somewhere in a back alley, you know, you kind of go to like a public park. And this verdict is executed. You know why? It's a warning and it's a lesson for the rest of society don't do this stuff. Because it corrupts a society. It destroys it. It destroys it. Lots of things come out of this. It's not just oh, okay, people are just gonna be
cheating on each other. The ultimate goal here is that people will forget a lot and that's what Xena does.
So in conclusion, we're pausing there in terms of the verses, but
zinna it extinguishes nor in the heart and when there's no, no, there's no light. And when I say know what I'm talking about the note of Amen. It extinguishes.
It's one of the hardest and most difficult sins to overcome. Do you know that center the man
have stated that Zina is almost impossible to overcome simply because the temptation to do it is so strong?
Like, you just need one trigger. Like you'll be watching a movie and there's this one scene. And even if you fast forward it, your eyes caught a glimpse of a split second of him without a shirt on or her without any clothes on or something, right, it just got a quick glimpse, and you're like, oh, and then you continue watching the movie, that split second, what I call a trigger. And in psychology, they call this as well, these triggers, right? that split second trigger, is enough for your imagination to start to wonder.
There's almost no sin on the planet that does that to you psychologically, it has that kind of effect on you. That's why the horror and and all major religions, Christianity, Judaism, they were, they're all so strict. When it comes to adultery and fornication. It's because they know that it just takes the littlest thing to lead to the major thing. And when that starts to happen, people start losing trust in a society. people stop caring about each other. And you know, the individual, they become this mentally perverted type dude, right? Like, every single woman that walks by, even if she's fully covered, and she's wearing like an astronaut outfit, like you can't see nothing. He
his mind sees everything. And it's all he's focused on. So every single woman that walks by is like a sex object to him. That's all that happens. That's why Allah shuts the door. So quickly on this stuff. That's why I'm certain Is there a lesson don't even get close to it? Well, at Taco Zilla, don't even get close to it. Because your mind will race faster than what your heart can control, your mind will just, it'll just spin out of control. And to recover from that is an extremely, extremely difficult thing to do. That's why I meet people all the time, that may have done something related to Xena in their younger days. And they've been married for 30 years, and they still
couldn't get over the temptation of what had happened to them in their younger days, they still couldn't get over it. They still needed counseling. It's been like 40 and 50 years later in their life, and they still, like these triggers are everywhere. You know, it makes it even worse. And this is what I'll leave you with guys. We live in a society now where this stuff is promoted, it's advertised, you can't even walk into a mall to a dentist of grocery store without seeing a poster here, you came and pick up like, you know, a box of cookies. And then there's like an image on it. It's just it's everywhere. The triggers are everywhere.
How do you tell young people say no to all of this?
I don't know.
But what I do know is there, the hope behind all of this, as Allah subhanaw taala tells us, He will never put you through a burden, you do not have the ability to bear or control. So it could surround us in every corner, but we have what it takes to be strong and overcome and sorted to know will certainly and most definitely help all of us do that. mentalize so it'll continue to strengthen our heart ally. So it'll give us the strength that all the temptations that surround us that love gives us the strength, the ability and the self control, to stay focused and to stay in a manner that is pleasing to Him along with me. Who that's just the introduction guys on me. I'm already my brain is
everywhere right now. We just did two verses and intro the pseudo So just to give you an idea, I hope that just gives you an idea just how, how enormously heavy this soda is going to be.
I pray that Allah gives us strength is I pray that Allah gives us strength. If you know any teenagers and young adults out there that need to listen to this. Please, please let them listen to this. Let's remind them young people need to sorta they need to be taught this stuff. You know, they're subject to these kinds of temptations.
all day every day, you know, if we took off all the posters and all the labels across the globe, this fight would still be the number one. For the for the believer, you know why? Because all you've done is you've removed physical paper and stickers and posters, and you've put it in digital form on a cell phone. So you still have access to an entire planet, and many planets have the same thing. So young people need to hear this stuff. So if you know anybody or if you have any kids or relatives or friends that you feel like should hear these kinds of reminders, please encourage them to either join us live or let them watch this now, so it'll keep us strong, keep us focused, a lot of them I
mean, so tomorrow, inshallah hoteller. We will continue with nilla. Second, Willow Hayden, may Allah bless you all, said Mr. They come to LA he wabarakatuh