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Tafseer Sura Ar-Rahman #2 Verses 3 – 4
Channel: Musleh Khan
Series: Musleh Khan - Tafseer Surah Ar-Rahman
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al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah salam woman WA, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. So brothers and sisters, I know that it's been a few days. And so I apologize for that. I mean, it's not as fluent as it used to be. And this is because you know, I hamdulillah I have a new job. So it's keeping me really busy. And this is why at times, you will see me that the background will be different. I will post a live from my workplace as often as I can. But sometimes it's just logistically, it's impossible for me to do. So I apologize for that. But nevertheless, here we are, we are on verse number three and four today of this beautiful sort of sort of document.
So let's get right into it. Now, you'll notice right away that of course, we're talking about one or two verses per session. That's only the first two episodes. As for tomorrow's episode, and moving forward in sha Allah, things will start to pick up the pace will pick up and so just keep that in mind. It's just really important and crucial for us to capture what truly the sort of represents and the message behind it. It lies in the first three to four verses of this suta. Now, today, we are on Haleakala insan Allah created human beings, the word that Allah subhana wa Taala uses for human beings is an incentive. an incentive has primarily two meanings. Number one incent means somebody
the creation that is compassionate, that is merciful. And so we as a creation, we are compassionate to one another, at least we're supposed to be, we're merciful to each other, if I'm feeling down, I go to another human being, to find peace and comfort and to confide in. If somebody is upset with me those emotions, we work through them, and we talk to each other so that we can live happy and at least leave calmly and stable and you have a sense of peace and contentment, we need those emotions to be in place so that we can get along. But at animals, they don't have to go see a psychiatrist. You know, a cat has no problem. If it loses all its siblings, it somehow to an extent moves on with
its life. But not for us, we will go through that grieving period will miss what will will truly have a sense of loss and emptiness within somebody in our lives is missing. But in the animal kingdom, generally speaking, it's not that case. So this is the first meaning of the word insulin is that we need each other to complete one another. And so it's remarkable this first mirror meaning because it truly captures and it separates the creation of human beings and who they are and what they represent to everyone else. The second meaning is insane, comes from the word nesea. And nesea means the one who forgets the one who forgets and we by nature, we forget, forget all the time.
That's why we need calendars to write things down. We need alarm clocks to remind us of things. And usually, you know, even sometimes, you know, for the things that are important in our lives, the obligations that we have to perform and be part of, we need reminders as well. Sometimes I wouldn't might forget that I have a talk tomorrow I have an exam coming up. You see some guy just playing video games, and his friend comes in, you know, taps him on the head is like what are you doing? You haven't examined three days, you're like, Oh, yeah, I completely forgot. So we lose sight of the things that we're supposed to remember that are really important. And that's perfectly normal. It's
part of human nature. And so as a creation, this is one of the reasons why or n is called a vehicle. It is the book of remembrance, because this is what we need. This is one of the reasons why in this sort of 31 times Allah subhanho wa Taala will tell us one sentence one a and when we come to it, we'll break it down and explain it in sha Allah. So I don't want to mention to it right now. But 31 times one verses repeated over and over, when non Muslims read this stuff is that how come this poor and you know, it's so repetitive, repeats things all the time. Because we're inset and that's just our nature and this poor and came to be a victim to remind you that when you can when you get caught
up in this world, and you get caught up with all of the responsibilities, all of your obligations, your routine, the things you have to do the things that you're
You know, constantly preoccupied with this poor man is always there behind you like an alarm bell, reminding you, hey, there's a greater purpose. Hey, don't forget it's solid time, hey, don't forget, you still have to pray, you still have to say you know, these are certain things are still how long you can change the there are still laws that you need to follow. So this call this poor and came to do that it is a profound reminder and this is one of the reasons to because of our own nature as a creation that forgets why Allah subhana wa tada encourages us to constantly review and recite the Quran. This is why we read this book all the time. We do that because we need its reminder, without
its reminder. Look, it's really, really distinct and clear. When you speak to somebody who has no connection with the last book. They don't read this. They never sit in classrooms, they never listen to talks. And their strange warped version of what religion and Islam and less expectations on me is like, as opposed to somebody else who's sitting in classrooms, who's going for Hajj was trying to practice everything they know, and they've learned about the deen and they recite and read and study the Quran. And it's a part of their life. These two Muslims are completely different from one another. And of course, you know, in traditional orthodox, Sunni Islam teaches us and calls us that
you need to and must have a consistent relationship with Allah zbook and the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam teachings, you know, his methodology, and his teachings and his traditions, were not something that were was revealed once upon a time, no, these are things that are just as applicable today as they were when they were being revealed. Sure, certain versions of it some some cultural influence influences might change that. So for example, some of the things that he wore back then the way that he dressed, certainly things like that, when it terms in terms of how we dress is very different. But the concept itself is the same. That you know, when you wear clothing, it has to
achieve certain things it has to cover a certain way can be transparent, it can't have this or that. So those concepts and those parameters still exist. And so when you have a consistent relationship with this book, then you start to remember this and it starts to manifest in your life. And that's the key here. That's why we need these remembrances constantly. Because we want to see that when we're reminded of one thing so often that others can see you know, it's working. No, he or she's practicing this stuff. Allah subhanho wa Taala can see in you and I yeah, you know, when I taught them the quarter and in our previous episode I lemon quarter and when we taught them this quarter,
and I can see the teachings of the quarter and in their decisions and in their lifestyle. So hello, Paul Insan. Remember now this sutra, as I mentioned to you is Allah's divine list of all of His mercies to mankind, all of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala to mankind, a list of those mercies from Allah are all found in the surah. Then last I lemma will buy in, that he taught them or him I lemma who, meaning human beings, he taught them at bay in Albion, again, you generally speaking if there's two main definitions of Albion and ban means number one, clarity, and number two, communication. So the first is clarity. Now, so far we're learning in the sutra, in the first four
a, the two of those as a lot taught us something. So the second a Allah Tada, stop or end. Now the fourth a lot taught us communication and to communicate clearly put it together. That's what the whole end does.
That's what the poor end does. It brings clarity, not just in your speech, but your ability to communicate and teach the rest of mankind, the deen of Allah. How do you do that? How do you get through and how do you navigate certain cultures and traditions and habits? You stick to this book, and Allah will bless you with clarity. You know, this is not the first time Allah subhanaw taala reminds us that he's teaching us by n. y. Adam usma. Allah taught Adam alayhis salam nouns, the names of things. So Allah subhanho wa Taala taught him and gave him knowledge
knowledge in this so that he had the ability to communicate the names of things to those that came after him a lot gave him that ability to communicate and the ability to have speech so that he can eloquently express what these things are around him represent. So I lemme who will buy it, to communicate clearly. And I never know who will buy in, so that when people when you speak, Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses that others who are listening to you, they're able to understand they're able to comprehend, they're able to internalize, okay, I get what he or she is saying, you know, this is one of those areas where we don't really, we don't really pay attention to, you know, it is
a miracle of Allah subhanho wa Taala that I can take this, you know, I can take sounds, and stretch them and raise the volume and lower the volume in certain sounds. And as a result, create a form of speech that you you, the listener can understand. It's an it's amazing, I mean, because language at the end of the day is a combination of sounds, you know, it's a combination of sounds. So here we are using this combination. And now we can understand each other, I know what you like and dislike, and you know, what I like and I dislike animals have their own communication as well. You know, they'll bark, they'll, their, how they'll make certain sounds, and that's their way of
communicating. You know, other other animals and creatures Don't make a sound from their mouths, but, you know, they'll let out certain forms of communication. And, you know, they'll cause a vibration, you know, they'll stand a certain way, they'll act a certain way. You know, there, there are certain species of birds that in order to communicate their desire for another bird, they start dancing, they literally start dancing. And you know, this is one of the, this is one of the blessings of watching animal planet and National Geographic, you learn this stuff, and you're just amazed. Look at how, look at how What's clear, and a form of communication for one species, for one
creation, creation is completely the opposite or different or far fetched for another. And so the miracle of speech, and the ability to talk and understand one another, is truly a miraculous miracle from Allah Subhana, WA, Tada. Now put these two together, unless says that he taught you the quarter. And then he taught you the ability to communicate and understand. That means that we are supposed to respect each other. And our ability to communicate and talk with one another, the same way we respect quote, an Subhana Allah, Who thinks about core and this way, we think about speech this way. And that's why you have to really be careful, you know, if you backbite or if you, you
know, are loose with the tongue, and you you're careless with what you say and careless with what you listen to. Now, this is a true Amen. This is a complete trust from our Creator. This is really important that Allah subhanho wa Taala, the fact that he taught us two things, and he uses the same word, I lemma.
I lemahieu. At Bayern, I love it. I love it he gave you in the quarter and gave you the ability to communicate. And so you have to cherish that ability, that blessing. And you have to be able to nurture it in a way and how do you nurture communication, you stay away from the things you know, are wrong, are displeasing to you to others to Allah subhanho wa Taala things that you shouldn't say, big Sally Smith was better than email. Allison says that, you know, it's a pity for somebody to other names of things that are hated and disliked by Allah subhanho wa Taala after they've been given Amen. In other words, this is one of the verses of the poor, and it's telling you to be
careful now because you have men, there are certain things you can't say you can't just curse at anybody. You can't just talk foul language to anyone. You have to stop doing that. Why? Because you have email. You know, every time I see on social media, and it's pretty sad, you know, and on those Tick Tock videos, you'll see like, hey, jammies on they'll be singing, they'll be doing their things. And before you know it, you know, they'll be cursing a song. They'll be swearing, they're in like full fledged hijab. Brothers, like, you know, he's he's a Muslim. His name is like Muhammad, and he's hopping around like a kangaroo and he's just doing all of this stuff and you're like, oh my
god. Is that what you would do if the Prophet IE so it was Sam was standing in front of you.
I often think about like, what if the Prophet Ali's thought was Salah was here and he saw social media, and he sat there he like clicked a YouTube video of members of his own. He went on tik tok, and he saw, like fellow Muslims, what his reaction would be, what he would say and think, that has to resonate for people who do this stuff is you just have to ask yourself, the real simple question, what I do and the choices that I make, would I make the same choices if the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was with me, I was part of his own, and I was a companion to him. Because at the end of the day, no matter what version of Islam, you think, or you follow, at the end of the day, we all love
the prophets are the salt of Salah, we would all respect him, especially if he was alive and he was here. So what would you want him to listen to? What would you want him to see? And these are some of the things that are captured in a dilemma holy ban, Allah gave you this incredible blessing and ability to communicate. And you can take the A literally for what it is. Allah subhanho wa Taala did not give the ability to every single human being to speak
to listen to, to understand and comprehend No, not every human being has that ability to do that. And Allah subhana wa tada for whatever reason, doesn't give that to everyone. And so you have to respect it and appreciate the same way respect and appreciate our dean. Now with that being said, one of the last arguments of polish is the date argued to the Prophet artists or to some when all was said and done in the meccan phase. They basically said, Well, look, I not going to believe it until I see it. Lots of non Muslims do that till this day. Oh, yeah, she'll be Jenna. Mia show to me. Let me let me see we're okay. Oh, what's this afterlife? Okay, this is good. dig up a grave and
see what this afterlife thing you keep talking about is sure I won't believe it until I see it myself.
So the next verses shampoo well Palmer will be husband onwards as Allah subhanho wa Taala calling to the mushroom spoon and the Meccans. Okay, you want to see it? You want to see this poor and manifest you want to see signs of Allah subhana wa tada his existence? Okay, fine, I'll show it to you. And that's what we're going to do tomorrow. So keep in mind tomorrow in sha Allah, Most likely, we will take about five or six verses or maybe even more, so the pace will start to pick up. Secondly, of course, I don't want to keep these episodes too long. I am trying my best to keep them maximum 20 minutes, I've done a terrible job at that. So I'm just keeping that in the back of my mind wherever
I can. That's the max that we want to keep it but if you go above and beyond that, I hope and I pray that Allah subhanaw taala allows it to be something rewarding and beneficial for all of us to be in the lead hytera. So with that being said, well, let's just pause here and allow these first few verses to resonate with us because it really gives us a strong introduction to this insight, entire sutra and then as of tomorrow onwards, then we're going to start to pick up the pace and really take chunks of this water at a time in Sha Allahu Allah. And so with that being said, my brothers and sisters I pray that Allah subhanaw taala keep us safe, keep us healthy, and keep us consistent that
we continue to study his beautiful Deen al Islam a lot. I mean, just like malachite and brothers and sisters have a wonderful weekend are Salam alaykum. warahmatullahi wabarakatuh