Ten Verses #01 – The Intro
Channel: Musleh Khan
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Welcome to a brand new course, as you can see on your screen titled 10 verses that every Muslim should understand. And I want to talk to you a little bit about why I chose such a topic. First and foremost, we have just a few weeks together. So I didn't think it was wise that we jump into a large topic. And then we would have to pause and then continue later on. It was a nice easy way for us to continue our core and studies, but at the same time, be able to start and finish something. So that's the first reason why you see what you see on your screen. But also, with so much that is happening around the world, which we're going to talk quite a bit about today in sha Allah, so much
that's happening with people with society with relationships, pretty much in every category of life, there is something there that requires us to address it to reflect on it to sort of go back to our roots, go back to our deen, go back to our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala to really take the time and reset our iman, this is happening more and more. And the tendency to do this, to sort of go back to just the basics and refresh our hearts and our minds is something that we're finding ourselves we're going to be doing more and more often, As the world continues at the path that it's going. There's so much facade there's so much corruption and our Prophet it salatu salam did remind
us that these are the signs of the last days as we inch closer and closer to the day of judgment. So let me begin officially by praying and asking Allah subhanho wa Taala excuse me,
to bless us and to honor us and to preserve us and protect us, and most importantly, to protect our faith and our Eman in our hearts and in our lives. I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala always in forever allow us to be Muslims, allow us encounters to be amongst the believers wherever we go in. And that can in our hearts and in our lives a lot. I mean, so getting right into the subject, I'm very pleased to present this to you. So just to kind of give you a format of what to expect, pretty much every session will have and will have about three or four sessions of this in sha Allah, every session we will take at least the minimum two verses. So at least two verses you will see and as we
get into it today, we will do the same Bismillahi tile and the second verse, we will most likely start it and introduce some topics. And then next week, we conclude it and continue into two other verses be the lady Tara. So there you have it 10 verses that every Muslim should know. So let's get right into it.
So here's a preface of some of the things that we want to keep in mind. And as you see in front of you first and foremost, why 10 Is there something special about the number 10? Why did we choose 10 verses? And the answer is really it's just a nice round number. It's not too overwhelming. And this is something that in Islam, from the very beginning that scholars have always done. They always use a nice round number when they're authoring their books when they're trying to address a particular set of a set or Hadith. So the one of the most famous examples of that is the collection of Imam and no we go to him a whole lot which is titled auto marine and now we the 40 a hadith of an Imam will
know we are Rahim Allah, but those of us who have studied this person
Killer book know that there isn't 40 Hadith? There is more than that. But why did Imam and no of you or him Allah choose the number 40? Again, it's a nice round number. And this is something that in the Arabic language and the culture till this day, it's something that's practice. Reason why they sort of rounded up to a nice round number is just easier to remember that way it's easier to make reference to, And subhanAllah how true is that, that till this day, there are millions of Muslims across the globe, that know the 40 Hadith of Imam unknowing, and many of them have never studied it, but they know the name, or at least they can remember the book. So it's the same idea. You want to
be able to say to yourself that 10 These are 10 verses that in sha Allah, I'm gonna remember, in sha Allah, even if I haven't memorized them, I'm at least going to be able to understand and read many of the lessons, which we're going to try and highlight in sha Allah autorola in these sessions. So just keep that in mind why we chose 10
The goal is to ignite a thirst of hope and seeking knowledge. So there's two things that I'm hoping for in sha Allah. And that is, of course, to tickle a thirst and a an appetite. I'll be honest with you, right? These days, it's becoming harder and harder to learn, to take our deen and learn and spend time studying, it's becoming difficult. People are becoming just more busy with life. And I'm not saying that that's not an excuse, it is perfectly a valid excuse. But you don't want that excuse or that reason to completely block your efforts and your opportunity to reap the rewards of learning the deen. You don't want to say to yourself or validate to yourself, well, this is what life is I'm
just really busy, there's nothing that I can do. So hi, let's leave it at that. Allah knows my situation, Allah knows what I'm dealing with. You don't want to do that. You want to be able to say that despite how chaotic life has become, in every aspect, personally, you know, at a community level, at a global level, I mean, we're coming out of this one pandemic, and then we're starting to hear about other diseases and other issues, other viruses, and it's just got everybody in panic mode, then you think about all of the world's problems, the political issues, then you worry about the dangers and all of the crimes and so much, it's the list is literally endless. In the midst of
all of them, you don't want to lose sight of you. You don't want to lose sight of who you are, who I am. We're Muslims, we're believers, we want to be able to continue to stay focused, to continue to keep ourselves discipline, we want to be able to continue on that path. Now, one of the things that really remind us and help us to sort of keep that focus together, is the fact that what is it been about 2324 days now in Shell well, so we just have a few more days left. But it's been almost a month, since the month of Ramadan. And I don't know about you guys, but I'm sure we're all feeling this way, to some extent is that I really miss Ramadan. I truly miss it. And what I missed the most
is, of course, the opportunity that we had to get back to the masjid, to be able to listen to the poor and to be able to pray some extra Salawat Miss Hall of that miss being able to gather with the community, all of those things were so important. And it was such a relief after the previous two years of what that's been like. So I miss all of that. And I'm constantly thinking about just how nice Ramadan was. But I don't have to just hold on to the memory. I can also take all of the things that I know that I've done, that I didn't think I could do in the month of Ramadan and carry some of that over. It's never going to be the same that's for sure. If anybody says oh, you can take on all
that you've done in Ramadan and carried off through the rest of the year. It's not possible. That's the whole point of Ramadan. That's what makes Ramadan different and special is that you're able to do certain things in that month. You can do it anywhere else. So that's important. So what we want to try to accomplish here is that since Ramadan was all about the Koran,
we want to be able to reignite and to sort of keep a bit of that spirit ignited and with our relationship with the Quran. And if doing a full fledged Tafseer of an entire Surah or verse is too much. Then okay, here's the next
Step. So that's the goal is to at least develop some sense of that thirst, that appetite, that desire for seeking knowledge and shallow terror. Now, there is one very important rule. And that is, of course, you want to be extremely cautious. You want to be extremely careful when you do this. This is the age where people are constantly taking random verses and misquoting them, misrepresenting them, taking them out of context, misunderstanding them completely quoting verses in places they don't belong, related to subjects that they're not connected with. It's just a complete disaster when it comes to snipping and cherry picking verses throughout the Quran. And all the
scriptures for that matter, everybody's has to deal with this challenge. So we are going to be selecting 10 verses. And these 10 verses are obviously going to come from 10 different places of the forehead. What I'm going to do is I'm going to give you context. And I'm also going to explain why this verse, And I gotta tell you, when I was doing the research for this course, I found a bunch of five verses that Muslims should know 10 verses 20 verses 40 verses. So I clicked on a few of them just to kind of have an idea what's really out there. And I'll tell you, like,
two or three times I came across, verses that people have quoted, but they didn't quote, not even the entire verse, They selected maybe three or four words. And they put that as part of their article. And then they titled it, and they extracted whatever benefit that they intended to, with that one verse, or that one word. And the problem with doing that is, if you don't look at the entire verse, and at least give some context to why that verse is there, what it's actually why was revealed, if we have that knowledge, then you might be taking a particular verse and quoting it, but it's actually making reference to the complete opposite. So one classic example is that there are
verses that talk about Rama and mercy towards the disbeliever. And then there are verses that are talking about being Shetty being firm and being strict in front of the disbeliever. And the same word is used for both a disbeliever here kofod And then you've disbelievers here kofod. And if you were to take one verse and say, look, it's important that we stay firm in front of our, you know, in front of the disbelievers we stand guard and we hold on to our deen and so on and so forth. And you compare that to another verse that says that we should be kind and we should be merciful. How do you reconcile, you can't just take one verse, and then just cherry pick it and interpret it the way that
you want. And just so that example is clear. Both of these verses one of them is actually talking about the extreme amongst the disbelievers, the ones who are out there, and that persecute you, the targeting you, you you're actually living in danger, and the fear of being targeted and killed and all of those things. Allah is saying Be firm in front of those disbelievers. But as for your neighbor, your colleagues, your friends, your classmates, your teachers, that's not what this is talking about. But it's so easy for someone to say, Oh, here's the area and it says we need to be firm in front of the disbelievers. So I got to be firm in front of my neighbor and my best friend
and so on and so forth. Total total mixup. So that's why the third point here is to be extremely cautious. And to ensure that you have when you're explaining versus this way where you're just extracting the A, that you'll give context, especially when you're randomly selecting these ayat, which you're going to see today in sha Allah, not in any particular order. So the verses that you're going to see, don't think that I've gone through each surah and selected one verse and that was the end of it. These verses that I've selected, are 10 verses that the average layman Muslim, it doesn't matter what your background is, doesn't matter how much Islam you have, or you don't have none of
that matters. All that matters here is that these are 10 verses that hopefully will tickle something in the heart and cause you to want to get closer to the Koran, closer to the Prophet and ultimately closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala
there's one less thing
And then we'll get into the first verse. There's one last thing, okay?
We are not going to go through
some of the most powerful and important verses of the Quran. So like, you know, Surah Yaseen, we're not going to go through a section of that or anything like that I had to call to see the A to know a little better. There are tons of verses that you might be thinking.
These are important. Why aren't we talking about these? It's because I've done a full fledged tifosi as well as a somatic study of the saunas. So they are all available. They're all on IoT site, YouTube channel. So you can take a look and get the full fledge in depth Tafseer of atwill Cove C, A to node installed to node to a better verse 177, insulated Bacara, and so on and so forth. So if you're thinking that we're just overlooking some really important verses, just to keep in mind that we've probably discussed them already. So there's no need to do that again here. So these verses are completely different. So with those points in mind, let's get into it guys, to our first verse. So
here's a quote that I want to ask you to. Just keep in mind, this is more or less what the verse is going to be about and what we're going to be talking about. So to introduce, our first aim is the most Allah wants from us is to never give up. The most Allah subhanaw taala wants from us is to never give up. So here's a number one
in sorbitol and Firle, which is the eighth surah. And of course, verse number 33. Where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us when that can Allah Who Li You are the best. One Tuffy one that can a lot more of the above what you may still feel, but Allah subhanho wa Taala would never punish them while you are prophets, Allah already was salam were in their mitts, and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness. So this is the verse, this is verse number one. And I'll tell you everything about why I chose this verse, why I think it's important that all Muslims are aware of it, and so on and so forth. So
let's get right into it. First and foremost, as you see on your screen context, the previous area to this the now sootel And fern is a Medini Surah, which means the majority of the A had been revealed in the Medini phase meaning after the migration, but there are a yet that make reference to or quote some of the incidents that took place in Mecca. Now one of those incidences is right here in this section of the surah. So remember, this verse here, verse number 33. Of Sudetenland fan. Now verse number 32, Allah subhanho wa Taala quotes to us what happened? And that's where this idea came. So this a its context is actually the previous A, so what was happening? A prophet Alayhi Salatu was
Salam is doing his Dawa in Mecca. And he's doing his best with his Darwin. But the Quraysh of Mecca wanted to prove and to reinforce, that the Quran is a lie. The Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is a liar. And whatever he's preaching is not from the so called God or Allah, it's talking to him, that he's totally hallucinating. He's out of his mind. He's crazed. He's a liar, all of those things. So what did they do? They decided to play like reverse psychology. So in the previous area, they asked a law to allow rocks and stones to rain upon them. But until Elena Ijarah, Tamina summer with Tina Vieira, they're been adding. So they said asked for two things. If you really truly believe in this
creator of yours, we're going to now make door to Allah. And we're going to ask Allah, whoever this Allah is, why don't you rain upon all of us stones and rocks, or send some kind of painful punishment, like do something to really cause chaos and pain in the lands here of Mecca? So when the Quran she did that. Now, keep in mind, the reason why they did that is that they want to show that the Prophet alayhi salat wa salam is Words are nothing more than just words. So they're going to ask for the worst of the worst. And what their plan is, is that it's not going to happen. And that will prove you see he's a liar. His message is a lie. Everything that they say is a lie. Because look, we
just asked this a lot.
allowed to drop us stones and bricks on our heads and nothing's happened. So this is how they would try to form credibility on their side and take it away from the profit authorities. So it was sent him and his message. So what did Allah instead respond with? It's this area, you see how beautiful the context is now, Allah then says that he would never punish them, meaning the Polish while you Oh Prophet Ali's site was somewhere in there, miss. So you're there, Allah is not going to send down the punishment, because you're right there. And then Allah continues, Walmart can love more they welcome you still Pharaoh. So Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness. So what
happened here, still talking about the Polish, where this is really interesting. It's one of the few places in the Quran that Allah quotes, the good that still remained in the heritage of the Quran. It wasn't all 100% Evil amongst the Mexicans. And amongst the college, there were still some practices, there were still some of that tradition that carried on from generations prior, that were good people. And so when they're hearing the leaders of Metka, making this Dora and with the intentions that they had, there were some from amongst them, who were still asking Allah for forgiveness, for you know, these polish, who are ignorant, who don't know, and they're toying with Allah subhanho wa
taala, toying with his authority and power, his control. So they started asking Allah to forgive them, Oh, forgive us, we're not represented by these people. Oh, Allah forgive us, like Subhan Allah, how relevant is this? A in this day and age? How relevant how. So let's take a look at some of the points.
So the poor is pray to Allah to send rocks from the sky to prove that they were genuine in their disbelief with the Quran? Why is this a problem, this is gonna, this is going to help highlight why they did this, and what the goals were, and how it's so relevant to this, to this day and age. So this is a problem for a number of reasons. Number one,
if you're going to ask Allah sarcastically or dishonestly about something, you don't know whether or not Allah subhanaw taala will respond. So don't push. It's like how we say don't push each other's buttons, because you don't know what the reaction will be. Don't test Allah. Because Allah is a pod that he is the one that is full, and has full and complete authority. He can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. So don't toy with them. It's a really serious matter. Secondly, all Muslims, this is what we have to deal with. And we have to cope with on a daily basis, we have to endure the constant accusations that were liars that our message or a Koran is extreme. It's got verses that
talk about this, it talks about that. It's so unjust, it's archaic, it's old, it needs to be rewritten, it needs to be updated. We have to deal with all of that, and more. And it not, it doesn't just come from like average citizens. We're talking about leaders and politicians, very powerful men and women across the world that make these kinds of accusations. So this is a problem because it's already started in the second phase, this which is where all of this started. And it's been carrying on into society until this day. And what that does, this is how hatred, this is how Islamophobia, discrimination, marginalization, all of these things, this is how it's born. So when
you start to indirectly or we start to accuse a group, that they're dishonest and their messages wrong, and in addition to that, you start to snipping away there and yet and toying with them. It does, at some point, create a problem. And an additional burden on those who take that message seriously. That now they're going to have to prove are they're going to have to put themselves in a position where they're constantly going to validate their beliefs. So it's a big problem and all of us have to do that till this day. I've had to do it several times. I'm sure all of you out there had to do this in some capacity.
The other thing about this is
take a look at this part. I love this part. When Allah says Lee you are the bone what an entire fee him. So let me just get my
Okay, there we go, nice red pointer. Everybody see that? What Enta fie him and all profit you and all profit work in their myths. So what does the profit being amongst them have to do with this door and this door being accepted or not accepted?
Here's the next thing. If you If Allah subhanaw taala responded to their call and fulfilled their intentions, it would definitely affect the credibility of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. So this day here also proves that Allah protects His Prophet already saw it was like, You're not going to get to him that easily. You're not going to hurt him, you're not going to destroy them or humiliate him that easily. So where what is the lesson for you? And I know that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not punish them because the process Selim was in their midst. So what's the lesson for you and I in that?
Well, have you heard this before?
The reason why the Muslims across the world are going through so much pain and so much struggle is because we have left off the Sunnah. We have left off the teachings of the Quran, we have left off Islam, we have left off the authentic teachings of our Prophet it is so it was sort of course we're going to be in all of this hardship. Of course, we're going to be in these problems. Have you heard things like that?
This area hints to the truth in those comments. It hints to the truth. Yeah, at the end of the day,
Allah subhanho wa Taala protected the the companions that were with the prophet Ali centrosome when this was happening,
and the reason why we're interviewing him, it's because you're amongst them. How does that translate to you and I, if we hold on to the Prophetic teachings of our Prophet it so to set up
that's how you get a less help
you get a less helpful when you hold on to this religion and you do your best. Remember, let me go back to remember how we started this take a look at this the most that Allah wants from us is to never give up.
So if you never give up and you just keep trying and pushing yourself, doing your best
and you do it because you love the Prophet Allah salat wa salam, you love Allah. You want to practice the Sunnah want to practice his lifestyle, you want to implement his teachings, then what does I gain you in return? You gain a loss protection? Well, that takes care of you know how beautiful that is. Because what that also helps us to realize is the importance of following the profit target site was set up. So one might ask, well, brother, Messiah, he's not here. How do we do that? To that extent? Okay, the process that was physically there amongst them. So how do we now translate that lesson? In this day and age when the process is not with us? I totally get it. He is
not with us. But his teachings and his legacy is still here. Buhari is still here. Sahih Muslim is still here. Typically, the EBI dealt with all of these Hadith, but they're still here. So his legacy and his teachings are here. So what does that mean? It means that you teach the lessons of the prophet Ali salat wa salam, as though he is teaching them to you and I. And if you do that, then in sha Allah, Allah will protect you in a manner in a manner that's pleasing to Him. So really, really important. I felt like this was an important and then good way to start. This journey, is that we do our best and we try. And we do that at how we do that. That Don't think that just because, you know,
here you are, you're practicing your religion. You're trying to do your best. And you're wondering, why would Allah subhanaw taala punish us? Why would he put us through so much? Why, why why we're an intern. If those kinds of feelings aren't nurtured,
it's very easy for somebody to lose sight of the importance of their religion and leave it off and say to themselves, well, you know, what, if this is what it's going to be like, then I don't need this religion and I don't need this message. May Allah azza wa jal help us and give keep us strong in our faith alone.
So we've addressed this, how does this attitude benefit us? So the answer to that just to summarize, this helps us to love the Prophet alayhi salatu salam to see the
portance of following his message, that his message is not just the spiritual thing, but in turn, Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect us and alleviate any sort of harm or pain that those who are mocking Islam wish upon us below will protect us as a result.
So that's really, really important.
highlights the importance of STL file. Take a look. I found this really interesting that the amendment quote to be Rahimullah also highlights in a stiff see a
And Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness. When they can love more they by whom won't be Estelle Pharaoh malerkotla Will whom you also learn,
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there's so many things that Allah didn't say, Allah didn't say, Oh, he's not going to punish them because they're praying.
We assume they're fasting, or they're giving there's a cat or they're it's cream, extremely charitable. None of those things the area was restricted to is still phone. So what do you learn about is still four immediately is too far as a protection.
Plus another reason why if you're going through a lot of hardship in your life, honestly speaking,
this is one of the most important ways to help alleviate a lot of that pain is to constantly make stiffer and stiffer does not mean you just say a stock federal law as much as possible. Stiffer also means
your heart is saying is stiff is making a stiffer. Your heart is seeking Allah's forgiveness. It's feeling remorse, feeling guilt, it wants to do better, you might not be able to physically do better, but your heart is there and it wants it and it's pleasing to Allah, that I want to do better. If you're going through a sickness or pain is still far helps to give you the patience and the strength to get through that.
Maybe if by Allah's Will, that could also mean that Allah will cure you. But if Allah subhanaw taala does not cure you.
Allah will raise your honor and your status in this world, as well as in the hereafter. Because you ended off with is default. The Prophet alayhi salat wa salam used to do this from 70 to 100 times a day. Now, I just want you to think about that. You're talking about the purest human being, is asking a lot of forgive him at least 100 times a day by Why go to that extent, because the process alumnos we still fought is more than just seeking Allah's forgiveness from sins. It's more than the citizen mentality. This is one of the ways that you can cleanse your heart and your mind so that you can focus and you can concentrate. So tonight at some point,
you want to be able to spend a few minutes just stuffed a lot of stuff that will look a lot more fiddly, a lot more fiddling. Lahoma in the California, people are far, far, far and all love Forgive me, forgive me all you love to party and support and those who seek Your pardon. Allow me to be amongst those whom your party pardon. Just make us default.
Just keep asking a lot of forgive you
and see what happens. See how you wake up in the morning. See how life changes. The Prophet earlier salat wa salam is the prime example of that.
And finally, to conclude this as we move on to the next
we are living in a time where we are in need of is still far as much as possible.
In every capacity, it's not just what the eyes see. It's not with just the IRS here. But it's just the Shubo hat. It's the doubt that's constantly being pumped into the media online, all around us. You know, the other day. I'm sure some of you probably saw this.
The other day is I saw that there was a post of a poster that had certain images on it. And the point is, is that everything about it was completely on Islamic right. And there was some discussion that was happening online of how to remove this and people were saying things like Subhan Allah, this is so tragic, this is so terrible, whatever it's gonna happen to us. It's gonna happen to our children to can be able to see these things and think about and so on so forth.
And if you're concerned about yourself or your children being influenced, or getting the wrong message about their identity about who they are as Muslims, and so on and so forth, encourage them to make his stuff up.
And if your children come up to you and say, you know, I don't understand what this means to me, I don't understand what the Islamic side of this is to say, Look, before we have this conversation, I want you to just say stop for Allah 50 times just sit, ask Allah to forgive you off escalada kunzea. And then let's talk about and see what happens. Stefan also when you do that, it Allah opens and facilitates a way or a path for you and I, that we can seek his forgiveness so much that we could go on this topic for hours. But I hope that in sha Allah we all love, appreciate and understand the importance of that. Our Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam did tell us an authentic hadith and a Muslim
imam, Ahmed il a funeral young funeral. El Faro, you will tell will occur.
Ill funeral you will have will seek forgiveness. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive you in return.
The Hadith also means seek forgiveness from each other, those of you who have wronged each other and in turn, Allah will forgive you. So it's very beautiful. So I pray that Allah subhanaw taala give us the strength and give us the knowledge that we reap the benefits of this beautiful verse in so little edify. So let's move on now to a number two,
to introduce a number two three things you do them and he will always take care of you.
I have given talks about this verse before I have given a hold of us about this verse.
If any of you have ever taken any sort of counseling from me, then you know that I've used this verse a lot in my counseling in my private sessions with students and you know, navigating through problems and struggles and things like that thinking what am I going to say? How am I going to do it? I always sort of refer to this particular verse and these three things they have been extremely helpful and incredibly effective in everything in anything that I do in my life. So I hope that insha Allah you receive it the same way and more Bethany later on.
So three things and as a result of low will always take care of you so this is the second a let's see what it is
sudo apt, apt Bala, verse number two and three.
Take a look at them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well may tequila EHR I love Maharajah that's number one way of resuming heighth when I tested the summer to
well mania to work killer Allah Allah for what has for summer three. So the three things that we're going to talk about is all in the introduction. In the Lucha bear, Lil Emery pada, Gera, the law holy Cooley, shake him powder.
Now, these three things, let's go through them one by one. But before we do that, first and foremost, let's go through the translation and then give some context. And whoever is mindful of Allah, that's number one.
He will facilitate a way out for them
and provide for them sources. They could not never, they could not ever it should be not never saw, I'll make that correction afterwards. But they could not ever imagine. And number three, and whoever puts their trust in Allah, then alone is sufficient for them. Certainly Allah achieves his will. Allah has already set a destiny for every thing. So the three things that we're going to talk about, number one, whoever is mindful of Allah, may a tequila EHR Maharajah, he will facilitate a way out for them. That's the first one. The second one is whale resume in high school I tested and provide for them sources they could not ever imagine. So number two, and number three, and whoever puts
their trust in Allah, then Allah alone is that he alone is sufficient for them. That's number three. So let's take a look at first and foremost, this verse is found in so that the follow up now sort of the follow up is a continuation of a conversation that happened earlier on in the Quran. So this is surah number 65. And the everybody knows what caught up is divorce. The conversation of divorce in the Koran started much earlier in verse In surah number two suit
abakada started the conversation of divorcing started sharing and giving us basic principles that every believer should follow when it could pertain to the subject of divorce.
In that Surah,
Allah subhanho wa Taala told us how to divorce, the three pronunciations, and those are explained. And then also as part of the separation, what a three upon BSN is that you separate based on accent. And certain things that are based on accents are based on righteousness to an extent, right. And there are certain things that should be followed, when that process of divorce is taking place. So make sure that it's pronounced clearly make sure that it's done in a civilized and righteous way as best as possible. And if for whatever reason, the divorce is pronounced the first time or the second time, what are the rulings there, as opposed to when it's pronounced three times? What are the
rulings there? Everything was different, everything kind of had its own ruling. So that's how the conversation began. In sort of follow up, that conversation now continued that post divorce. So once the divorce is issued, what happens then? Do you just immediately go your separate ways? do certain things have to happen? And of course, the certain things do happen. And in this case, it's they're in debt or the waiting period.
So this sorta started off with the waiting period. And all of the outcome and the rulings that the wife as well as the husband have to uphold during that waiting period, how long is that waiting period, that type of divorce or separation that takes place? What type of waiting period is applicable there? With the difference between certain types of divorces, all of that stuff is found here. So when we say it's a continuation, think of it this way. sootel, baccarat guided us how to divorce Surah Tala guides us of what happens after divorce. Okay, how to follow through that process till the end. So, when all is said and done,
by the way, you know, it just just popped into my mind, the way that this sort of begins yet you can be
you know, Allah calls the Prophet sallallaahu Salam, you will never be Oh, my Nebby
enough. Yeah, you're Latina em, no, Latvia uns, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks directly to him. Why does that happen? Because this message here is priority. Like this is really important. So I want you to listen and listen carefully. Yeah, you wouldn't be pay attention. Now, what does that mean for you and I,
for anybody is going to go through a divorce or separation. The first thing that you must know, the first lesson is that this is a serious matter in the sight of Allah. It's nothing to joke around with, it's nothing to toy with. And you know, there's a famous trial happening, I'm sure a lot of us are hearing about it and seeing about it, too famous celebrities going at each other in court. It's a prime example of just how the taqwa and the fear of Allah is lost when a divorce happens. You know, it's the first thing that Muslims and couples will talk about when they want to get married. You know, I just want somebody that helps me with my Islam. I want somebody that is so disciplined
in the deen. Now, once somebody that will help me that will encourage me that will uplift me that will you know, help me to preserve my Deen helped me practice it is so much tougher in the beginning of marriage. But if problems arise, if Allah wills or problems arise, and it it arrives here, and it leads to a divorce, tuck, what is the first thing that leaves Subhanallah stuff, first thing that's gone. Think about all the emails that go back to each other. Think about all of the nasty messages and conversations and that hatred. And we're seeing, like I said, examples of that just right online, right on TV with this famous trial between these two celebrities, right. So
that's one important context to keep in mind is that this subject is incredibly serious. Now, next point, why did I choose this verse? Why does every Muslim need to know about this worse? Well, it's quite simple. More and more marriages are breaking every single day all the time.
And this is not a lesson for just those who are married. Even if you're single. This is a lesson for you. Right? The polyp is not something to toy with.
So it's a lesson and a reminder for everyone. And then on top of that the best of Allah's creation, the creation of Allah says, or the Allah one, one, I'll do one that Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Allah subhanho wa taala. And they will Sahabas but the Allah one,
this is a Melanie surah. So they started to
go through and started to experience a lot of marital issues. And they didn't know how to deal with it. I mean, there's endless amount of stories of companions who had problems, they just didn't know how to cope with it, some of them would walk away, some of them would scream and yell, some of them will just get into arguments and you know, confrontation day after they, they just didn't have no law, no rules in place Islamically of how to cope with these issues. So that's why Allah subhanaw taala revealed these verses. So that's just to give you some context, why it's in this surah and the importance of these three steps, and how they're connected to one of the most serious
acts in the sight of Allah. And unfortunately, in this day and age, how it has become one of the most careless acts in the sight of Allah divorce. Now when all of a sudden done
first thing Allah says, Woman, you have to lead your journey that will Maharaja,
whoever puts their trust in, oh, whoever is mindful of Allah will mean get duckula
Now, there's a couple of things to keep in mind. Why does Allah talk about Taqwa? First, when people are getting divorced? We already mentioned the first thing that is lost when a divorce happens is taqwa.
It's the first thing that has to come back. And it's the first thing that has to be preserved is taqwa. You cannot have a civilized divorce.
Except the tough one must be part of that process. Period. Anybody who's gone through a divorce,
knows how important that is why it's so tempting
to lose your mind in this process. It's so tempting.
Right? It's so easy to respond and respond in a filthy way in a degrading way. It's so convenient to insult to put down, it's so easy to say the most awful things. It's so easy and so simple to lie or tell a fib here and there, just so that the jury could be on your side, so that you can convince the court and you can convince the judge that you're the one who's been wronged. It's so easy to make that stuff up and frame a story. You know, when I say it's easy, it's easy to do it. If it's believed, and it follows through a judiciary process. That's a whole separate issue. We're not talking about that. We're just talking about the the idea of igniting that process of dishonesty and
lies and all of those things. Allah is saying here.
If you decide to keep yourself civilized and keep yourself together,
then whoever that's called taqwa in the sight of Allah, whoever is mindful of Allah, and you're doing all of that simply because you know that Allah is Allah Basir and Allah is Sunil is watching everything and he's listening to everything.
So if you keep all of that in mind,
he will facilitate a way out for them.
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ever is mindful of lower facilitator, wait,
let's really put this in perspective.
When somebody's going through a divorce,
it's really easy for them to
lose hope. How am I going to pay these lawyer fees? Where am I going to live?
I have three four kids, so I'm going to do
I can't believe she's saying that. I can't believe he's saying that.
How am I supposed to respond? Am I supposed to handle this? The pain, the trauma, the stress, the anxiety, the depression, all of those things? How am I supposed to cope?
Law says look, if you're mindful of me, if you're just thinking of me, I'll keep you together. And the thing that it's beautiful about this is
well maybe a tequila Allah didn't say sama year drylok Maharaja of logistics will be a tequila year gr la Mahajan. There's nothing between Allah name
a year Charl. So Allah doesn't say that if you have Taqwa of me, then in sha Allah, I'm going to give you a way out the area
jumps immediately you're gonna have a whale period.
So what does that mean?
There's no hesitation in the sight of Allah when you have taqwa in difficult times. So to expand this A and L and to apply it outside the fold of divorce,
all of our schools scholars have done this that, despite this A is making reference to, or at least is in this particular surah. And it's within the context of the waiting period. And just so everybody understands the context, clearly. Usually, the waiting period is three months. And it's usually in that three months, it's make or break the marriage, the marriage is given another chance or it's done.
And it's usually in that three months that sometimes the fights and the arguments intensified, they become a lot worse because why? Now it's become real. Now it's become so real that we're in this three month waiting period like, this is serious now. And now because we're in this three month waiting period.
Now, the idea of what is to come next what is to come if we don't resolve this within the three months, how are we going to live, stress could intensify. The problems can become much worse. The court papers can be served in this three months. So whatever you went through prior, the fact that it arrived there, if you don't have or you have lost Taqwa. That is what Allah is saying. If you can hold on to your taqwa, I'll give you a way out. Now let's talk about this way out. Allah says Maharajah Mahabharat is not the same as horloge. horloge is your way out Muhammad is the actual exit. So Horos is everybody will go towards that way or that path until you get to the exit itself.
So you don't necessarily see the exit. But you're walking towards
Maharaj Maharaja is used here. Because Allah is saying I'm not going to lead you towards a way out. I'm going to give you the actual way out of all of this one because you have Taqwa. Now, that first ingredient you can apply it to literally any situation on this planet.
Just have Taqwa.
And I know you know the way I'm saying it, it sounds very simple just have talked about it's all No, no. That was all subject by itself. And we've talked about it extensively over the years in our tough co2. All the sodas pretty much every sorter has some element of Taqwa that is attached to it. So
when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, to have Taqwa to be mindful conscious of him. If you do that, you always find a way out. Let's talk a little bit about this Mahajan. So now at least, you know in the literal sense, linguistically what Maharaj is. Maharaj is the actual exit door. horloge is the path that leads you to the exit door. But it doesn't necessarily mean that once you arrive there, you're going to be able to leave, maybe you have to wait. Maybe somebody needs to unlock the door. Maybe you have to put in a coat you need somebody to let you out. You've got to say hey, I need to maybe there's still a process. Maharajah The door is already open, you're standing right in front of it.
All you got to do is walk through Maharajah is Allah will walk you through it as well. Some people who go through divorce will just have problems there looks like I don't know, I can see the light of the end of the tunnel. But I just don't know if I can do it. I don't know if I can make it. And particularly those who go through a divorce. I don't know if this is going to end. I don't know how I'm going to cope with this. After it's all said and done. I don't know if all the lies will be exposed. I don't know what to do. I don't I don't I don't. Unless it's to be mindful of him.
It's important to understand that being mindful of Allah, not just thinking about them all the time. Unload your problems to Allah. pray to Allah.
Increase your relationship with Allah, add more. And I can easily say to you just make more adore, pray more Salawat give more sadaqa all of those things are good. But anything Islamic that brings you closer to Allah is what's important here in this first step. So to summarize the first step, and we'll introduce the second one and then we'll pause in sha Allah.
just summarize the first step, although in context, it's talking about divorce. It is not restricted to only divorce law. This first step is a Rule of Life. If you ever are trapped, emotionally, physically, psychologically, in what ever capacity you
You are trapped. And you need a way out nobody on this planet can help you with it could facilitate that for you. This area is reminding you, it is because you have forgotten Allah. So if you are mindful of him, meaning
you seek help, but you know that ultimately Allah is in control. You go through the process of divorce, and you're constantly in that process, praying and asking Allah to give you what is best. That's what Allah wants, Allah wants you to hold on to him. And as a result, Allah will facilitate and give you and walk you right to the exit of whatever problem you're going through. So if you want to talk about problem solving from the Quran, here it is. That's step number one, it's having Taqwa of Allah.
and provide for them sources from sources they could not ever imagine. Now could not ever imagine.
So number two is risk. Okay, so number two is is from Allah subhanho wa taala.
So we're going to introduce this, but then we'll pause Inshallah, and provide for them, sources they could not ever imagine. So what is the risk here, in this A, why even risk? So first and foremost, understand that the risk is not only monetary things, you know, it's not only wealth, risk is good health risk is that we have a mouth, and Allah blesses it, or provides for a voice that can project out of that mouth. How many people do we see, and we might even know they have a mouth, but Allah did not give them the voice to speak, they have eyes, but they cannot see. They have ears they cannot hear. They have a heart, but they cannot comprehend. So just because these things are in
place does not necessarily mean Allah will give it the respect that it can perform and do what it's supposed to do normally. All of that is part of this notice, the ability to remain calm, remain relaxed, especially in the process of divorce. All of that is part of his syllabus. But what's one of the first things that when a separation happens that both sides are concerned about?
How am I going to survive? How am I going to pay rent, I'm going to take care of five kids, we're making a live, I'm not going to where I'm going to find a place I can just be stuck with my parents for next for the rest of my life. What am I going to do? I'm going to pay for school, I'm going to buy things for the children, I'm going to buy groceries, and in this case, right in this day and age, how am I going to pay for gas? Like all of these expenses? How am I going to do it? Allah calms us down.
Luck calms us down. And he tells us He will provide from from sources from places they can't even imagine.
They can't even imagine, look, I remember there was a year when I was a student in Medina, I was renting on my own. And
when you're a student, you're not allowed to work. Right? It's part of the it's part of the agreement of being a student there. And here I am renting.
And I have to pay my rent, it's not once a month, it's once a year. So you have all of your rent that's accumulated and it bundles up and at the end of the year, you've got to put all of that money up. And when you're a student, you can't work your credibly miskeen. Now you got to pay this rent. I remember there was a year where I almost got evicted because I couldn't pay the rent. I had no work, I was coming back home to Toronto, couldn't find a job, couldn't do anything. And then just I remember going into the profit semester the huddle.
And, you know, I had already received a notice that if you don't pay by the end of this week, you will have to leave, you will have to move out. I didn't know where to go where I was supposed to live nothing.
So I went to the home that night.
And after a shift, I stayed in the huddle. And I just started praying to Episode rokerites over and over asking Allah
to give me more footage
to provide for me and to give me a way out.
And that was it. I left a few days later. And I believe if I remember correctly, it was the day before the due date that the landlord gave me. He said to me that look, calls me the day that I'm supposed to pay him. And he says look, I know you're a student.
So I'm going to give you an extra six months to come up with this rental game.
Pay me whatever you can every month, but I'll extend your time for another six months. Within that six months, I was able to come back to Toronto. I was able to work, save, go back, pay for my rent for the rest of the year. And I ended up staying there until I finished my studies.
Well, many tequila Ah, I love Maharajah. Well, your resume in high school, I act as if Allah will provide for you in ways you would never, ever know.
So, what I want to leave you heard that every one of us has a story like this. Every single one of us has a story like this. And I pray that in sha Allah Altera, Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless all of you and bless you all with his stories. And his taqwa, Bethany, let Tyler. So in having said that, guys, this is where we're going to pause. And we'll continue and finish up this verse next week. And then we'll take two other verses be in the lady Tara. So let me let me know guys in the comment section, what you guys think of these verses, the approach that we're taking, how we're explaining these verses, the context and all of that stuff, let me know in the comment section how
you guys feel about it. If there's something else that you'd like for me to address, when you hear these verses and hear these concepts, by all means, I'm 100%, open to any suggestions that you may have. If you have any questions as well just drop it in the comment section insha Allah and we will do our best to get to the beat electoral May Allah subhanaw taala bless all of you for tuning in. I really, really look forward to having you all again, in the same platform next week, same time, same place these the lady Tyler. So please, if you take the time to let everybody know anybody you think that would benefit from this, please encourage them to join us. And like I said, Let's try to just
keep questions, anything, any suggestions that you have, keep them coming in, shut up. And we'll do our best to facilitate after just like from a low height and please brothers and sisters stay safe male Larsa which will protect you and protect me and protect all of us a lot. My meme, which is that common global hierarchy was salam or Aleikum Warahmatullah wabarakatuh