The True Slaves of Allah Class #2 The Slaves of ArRahman

Musleh Khan

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Okay, Jeff, go ahead and Charlotte Allah.

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Okay, hello Haytham Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala extrafill MBE Wilmore selling Nabina Muhammad Ali of total Salah what a term would asleep another brothers and sisters Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Before I say anything, I know probably what you're thinking, you're looking on the screen, you're seeing my face, and you're probably wondering what in the world happened to him. So don't be alarmed. These are just allergies. But unfortunately, I have severe allergies and from time to time, this is what happens. But I didn't want to lose even if it's a short session, I didn't want to lose that opportunity with all of you.

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So please, just bear with me, I feel fine. Alhamdulillah. And it's just the appearance might be a little tough to look at today. But I hope in sha Allah Huhtala it won't be a distraction for any of you. So let's do a quick recap. We are at the section of sorbitol for pawn the very end of the sorum. And we are to verse number 63. Well, we haven't begun this first because last week we did an intro to the whole idea of being a true slave of Allah. So the idea of being a true slave of Allah subhanho wa taala. And in comparison, what that means to you and I as worshipers of Allah. So we did a comparison. We compared when somebody identifies themselves as a worshipper of Allah, as opposed

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to somebody who says I'm a slave of Allah. And one of the things that we mentioned last week is to make a very clear distinction that if you say that I am a worshipper of a lump, then you're focused on just completing the rituals of Islam. So usually, when you ask somebody like, Who do you worship, like, do you practice? Do you practice Islam? And they'll say to you, yeah, and then you say, like, what is it about Islam that you practice, so they'll start to name I like, well, I pray, so I'm a practicing Muslim, I made Hajj, I fast, I give charity, I do all of these things, these rituals. And so therefore I may worship or to Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And that's great. That is a part of the package of being a slave. The problem when you concentrate only on the rituals, to identify yourself as a true slave of Allah, is that it doesn't capture the entire picture. If you say I'm a slave of Allah, that will incorporate all the rituals, but it'll also add your lifestyle outside of those rituals. So when you're not praying, you're still honest, when you're not fasting, you're still cautious of what you eat, you're still cautious of, you know, how often you eat, the ingredients you choose, and so on. If you're not giving charity or sorry, you're not giving your cat throughout the year, you're still generous in other ways. And so overall,

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as a slave of Allah, you're good person. So that is the critical part of this entire discussion is that when you identify and you use the label that I'm a slave of Allah subhanho wa taala, you take on and you include in that title, that you are also a practicing Muslim who follows all the rituals of Islam. So that's the title we want to stick with. We want to make it very clear that we are true slaves of Allah subhana, hula tiarella, nothing more, nothing less. So now we have the entire package. Then we also talked about what it means when you're a slave of Allah, as opposed to when somebody is a slave to their master in the dunya world. And we mentioned some very important things.

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The first one that we mentioned is of course,

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it's one thing when you're a slave of Allah, you desire and you have this willingness, you want to be the slave of Allah, you do so willingly. But when somebody is a slave to a person, they are coheres or they are

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forced to be a slave of that individual. The second is, when you are a slave of Allah, everything you do for your master, ie Allah, you get rewarded and you get honored, and your status is elevated. You get all of the blessings and the riches that Allah subhanho wa Taala can bless you with simply because you've embraced the concept and the idea and the lifestyle of submitting everything about yourself to Him. But if you do that, with the master of this world, another human being, then you can lose all your wealth, you'll be tortured, you'll be hurt to you'll be imprisoned, you'll be constrained and confined. So it's the complete opposite experience. Then, of course, with Allah azza

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wa jal,

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Allah leaves that choice to us. You make the choice, whether you want to be that slave or not. But in this world, people are compelled, and they're pushed, whether they like it or not, it's either they do what the master says, or they're tortured, or they're killed. So I just wanted to paint a very clear picture of what that looks like. So that at least you have an idea as we jump now, today. Now, we're not going to complete this entire verse, we're just going to start off with the first two words. Or if you include the letter, well, it's the first three of the A. So now we're going to go to worry about dual enrollment. This is verse number 63. As you see on your screen, this whole

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conversation actually starts two verses prior. So it actually starts at verse number 61, where Allah azza wa jal says to about Ocula the cherohala phocoena EBO ibru gyla FISMA EEBO ru Jiang wotja Isla fi has Euro Jiang will come around moody Euro. This is where the verse starts. All that means is that Allah subhanho wa Taala and his Baraka in his blessing to about Ocula, the gyla fish sama that he is the one that blessed in place Baraka in the summer in the skies. Well, Jerry Lee Jolliffe, his summer Ebro gem, which if he has Siraj will come out on monniera. So these are all the stars and the galaxies, the entire structure and appearance of the sky above. These are all yet of Allah subhanahu

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Uttara, which are that he has the raja or camara Munira, then Allah also placed the moon as a source of light and guidance. Now, the way you can appreciate that is really simple. Just think about like, how, even till this day, for me, many of you know that I'm into space exploration. I'm a junkie for that sort of thing. One of the things that is so fascinating is when you look at a spacecraft when it's launched into orbit, and just you know, about a year ago, there was a spacecraft that was launched to Mars, and it took about seven or eight months, I believe, to arrive into Mars, one of the common questions that scientists get about constructing the spacecraft is, how do you build a

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GPS? How do you design the trajectory of this spacecraft that goes precisely where it needs to go? In an atmosphere in a in a environment where it's endless, it's so vast that it's endless. And it's almost impossible to know, north, east, south and all these directions? Like how can you steer and direct this spacecraft to get to its destination, in the late 70s.

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There was also a spacecraft that was designed to reach the planet of Saturn, and Subhanallah, like the spacecraft was called Cassini. And this spacecraft took 20 years to arrive in the planet of Saturn. And when they're asked how they build the trajectory, or the map for the spacecraft to travel, it's incredible. They say, actually, we use the station, and the location of certain planets, the sun, and even the moon. And we're able to calculate based on where these planets are to calculate the distance and the direction. So as long as we're moving one direction, the moon has to be in this place. Jupiter has to be here. Mercury has to be here, the sun has to be here. And as

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long as they can maintain that image, then they know the spacecraft is going in the right direction and it hasn't just drift off its trajectory somewhere else. Like it's truly fascinating. So when a

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West says that he you know, bless the stars in the sky and the moon. What Allah is referring to in the Surah is that human beings will use the spots as direction of where they're traveling, what time it is calculating the new year, the beginning of a new month. So we can keep track of time and distance just based on all of these factors involved. And Allah reminds us that is of his blessing and His Baraka.

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Now the next day, so who will let the jar the fishermen will let the gyla Leila one how to heal faster, safer, that he is the one that placed the night and the day as a safer, safer to lemon are the angels that Cara or Adi Shu Cora, it is a conflict safer is when the night and the day they meet each other. And this meeting that happens. And what is this meeting about is okay when night takes over the day. And then when we go through the night, then the day now comes and takes over the night, then it's daytime again. You see that cycle and that process is called in the Koran it's called Alpha. Alpha literally means to a conflict. It means two opposites that meet so obviously

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night and day two opposites when they meet, Allah says infantile Lehmann orada in your vicar, I think this is so incredibly fascinating is that Allah also says, the transition from night to day and day to night, that transition period, when you start to look up into the horizon, and you notice that the sky is starting to change color, it's either getting brighter, or it's either getting darker, when you start to notice that, then Subhan Allah, Allah says, Lehmann are odd. All of these are signs that Allah placed for anybody out there that wants to limit order the vicar, who wants to remember to take some time and reflect, to take some time and appreciate.

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You know, the sky is one of the most obvious miracles of Allah, that mankind takes for granted. Why? Because we see it every day, we expect it to stay on that cycle, every single day, we expect that to happen. And so it's one of those things that most people don't even think about. So why does Allah want us to think and reflect on the conflict or the meeting or the transition of 90? Why does Allah want us to do that? A simple answer to that is, the elements say that this is one of many ways that the Quran teaches us and reminds us, number one, here reminds us of the existence of Allah. This is one of those reasons, you know, scientists and environmentalists and climate specialists, they can

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speak day and night and write volumes of how scientifically there's a cycle, which involves this involves in completing this transition period, like it's not just something that happens, miraculously, but you have certain elements in the sky, certain elements in the clouds, and when they conflict, then it makes this transition and then it gets darker, and then it gets brighter. And they'll give you this whole intense, complex scientific explanation.

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The issue is, it's very simple for people of religion, people of Allah, all of those scientific theories or conclusions have to work. Like it has to happen when you put all these components together, it has to work, right? So there is no guarantee that just because all of the pieces are together, there's no guarantee that it's actually going to produce the result that we're expecting. So when Allah tells us this, it's an opportunity for us to just admire and appreciate that there is something out there that is truly in control. And it's and here's the second blessing or second reason why Allah wants us to reflect on this. Anytime you think about or you reflect on the signs

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and miracles of Allah, in the Quran, so just remember this principle right? In the Quran, Allah always shows us the most obvious examples around us first, accomplish a contemplate on. So in this case, Allah says the sky, the daytime versus the nighttime, it's the most obvious sight because every single human being an animal and creature will see the sky

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So Allah wants us don't make this process complicated. If you want to know Allah, if you want to see some of his miracles, if you want to see some of the signs of his existence, don't make this complicated. Just look up. And that's all even just look up into the sky. And you know, even till this day, people love taking pictures of when sunrise or sunset, people love that, because what it's an incredibly beautiful, so people love and appreciate that. So that's one of the reasons that Allah wants us to make this process simple. He made it simple and easy. So we we can discover and appreciate those signs. Here's the third reason.

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And this is really beautiful.

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Allah focuses on all of the signs of his existence on the things that every human being is able to see and appreciate. Like, it's not something that is only shown to one group or one religion or one people and others are just left out. So Allah will talk about the mountains, well, gee, Bella, otalgia, these are these mountains are pegs in the earth, and they sort of keep the earth together as one piece. Allah will talk about the sky, Allah will talk about the night and certainly Allah will talk about animals. Allah will talk about rivers, Allah will talk about snow, hail, rain, clouds, all of these things that are obvious for all of mankind, to see and appreciate why. Because

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this is one of the ways that Allah gives opportunity to all of mankind to come to Him. And the thing that's really like beautiful, that Allah azza wa jal wants all of us, not just believers, he wants all of mankind to get close to him to come near him. So Lehman, are there any of that car? So there's one sort of benefit to the language of this verb? Yes, that car? Yes, that car is similar to yellow color. But if you say yes, that color. Yeah, that color. That form of the verb has a shudder on top. El Corte has no shudder on top. Yes, that curve is a verb in Arabic called feral Elmo shudder that this is a verb that's given a strong and heavy emphasis, as opposed to El Corte which

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is just a regular verb.

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So here's the next benefit. Just by language only. The verb is in the state in which Allah is highlighting emphasis, there's the shed that there so Allah wants us to really take time and think

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all Allah subhana wa Tala had to do was add one vowel to the verb and change the whole thing. Now it's like, this verb is serious. Now, the command here is serious. Now I really have to take the time. And step back and just appreciate. Let me ask you this, for us to appreciate these obvious signs of Hola. Can you do it while you're on your phone? No. Can you do it whilst you're reading a book? No. Can you do it like when you're at a coffee shop? No, when you're at home? No.

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So what Allah is also indirectly calling us to is really concentrate. Just put aside all of this stuff for for a moment. Just look up into the sky. You know, there are experts around the world that offer these like travel packages where you can go, and you can meditate. You can spend time away from the city way from technology away from work from the chaos, that stress and all of these distractions and all of these problems. And usually 99% of those packages will take you to some remote place with beautiful trees and greenery or rivers. And one of the exercises that you do when you go to these seminars, or to these retreats is that they'll have these moments where everybody

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will sit with a journal and just write out their thoughts. And they it will be planned in such a way where everybody would be like on top of a hill looking up at the sky. And just really thinking and reflecting on life. It was said that Look, man, I Alayhis Salam used to do this a lot where he would always very often in his like, spend time by himself and just looking up into the sky, looking around and just reflecting. And this is one of the reasons why Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him with wisdom and Hickman so

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all of these things, this entire package. Allah really wants us to clear our mind. And if you do that, if you clear your mind and you take the time to appreciate these things. Now the sky becomes a hottie to you

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Now it starts talking to you, it starts reminding you of Allah, when you take the time to just appreciate a beautiful scenery or appreciate beautiful animals, like Subhan, Allah Now these animals, they, they start to become like a set of Allah, they remind you of your Creator. So limit origin,

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or audio should Cora or that they can be grateful. Should Cora grateful? What is gratitude have to do with any of this? We're grateful that the sky continues to transition in the way that it does. Because if the night stops turning into night, and it just stays daytime all day, what would that what would happen to us we couldn't survive. Because like, the exposure of the sun and the lack of sleep and rest, like all of that would disappear. How would you like deal with that? Because your body is designed. And it's tuned, that when it's dark, it's time to sleep, when it's bright Time to wake, like our bodies are created to live that routine. It's even captured in horror, as a matter of

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fact, it's even captured in the same sort of circle for Kant that Allah tells us that he created the night for, for sleep and for rest. In other sutras, Allah also says that these are a set of Allah, that you're when the nighttime comes, you can go and rest and go to bed. So if that cycle was interrupted in some way,

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how, how would you live. So this is one of the things that Allah wants you to also be grateful for. And all of the other natural sceneries and beauties of this world of love just wants us to be grateful, say Alhamdulillah Hamdulillah, for all of this.

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Here's one question I want to ask,

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why do we have to be grateful? Like, what does gratitude teach us? Gratitude is the peak of wisdom. Like when you're grateful, Allah just gives you more wisdom, you're able to appreciate you're able to look and contemplate, sorry, guys, I just need to roll my eyes,

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you're able to appreciate, you're able to contemplate, you're able to just understand things around you. And to really use those things as reminders. And even if you don't understand how it works, that at least you can appreciate that they're there, that they serve some kind of purpose. So I watch a lot of animal documentaries, I'm sure many of you do as well. And one of the things is like, what are the greatest migration of animals in the world are the will they're beasts, they travel in the millions. And they literally travel throughout the world. And they do it together simultaneously. For one reason, they follow the clouds, wherever the clouds are going, they're

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going, because where they're where there's clouds, there's moisture, there's water. So they know that if they follow these clouds, they'll always be okay. Because when wherever these clouds go, it's going to offer some rain, and there'll be water and food and so on. So these wilderness then can have their children, they can guarantee that the mothers and the parents and so on, they'll be able to hunt, they'll be able to get their food and so on. If that cycle was disrupted, what would happen.

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That's, that's the point of this verse. So even if there's a cycle that you and I are not involved in, or we're not connected to, to some extent, we can at least just still appreciate it. We always say Alhamdulillah because that cycle exists, and it's perfect. And that's how Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted it. Okay.

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That leads us then to this verse. Now, we're just going to start with and we're going to pause for today, because I apologize, guys, I'm just not feeling well, with these allergies. They're really, really too much. So if you guys have any ideas of how to get the relief from this, I can barely keep my eyes open talking to you. But I feel that it is a responsibility, at least to make this short an effort and present something to you. This is the least that I can do. Willie let your hand we're talking about being grateful, grateful that I can still speak grateful that I can still sit grateful that I can still teach grateful that you're on the other side. At least we can connect for the sake

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of Allah subhanho wa Taala even though it's hard to look at me right now, verse number 63 begins now with all that is said and done. Now we've been talking about the style of talking about miracles when talking about this

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Perfect cycle of life that we should contemplate and we should be grateful for. Now the stage is set, verse number 63, where Ebert or Rodman, the true servants of the Most Compassionate. Now we know what a bad is from, we spent a whole session just talking about what a slave is. So now we know what a slave is. The thing that I want to touch on is unripe men. On men, this is the only place actually there's one more in another suit as well, but very bad ramen is only found twice in the entire horror end. But other than that Allah will refer to slaves as either just a slave, or he will refer to them as believers or Muslims or servants and other titles that are given. But here, Allah

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didn't say, what are you bad Allah, Allah said of Ramadan. The first thing that you want to know about this word over men, is we all know that it's one of the names of Allah, or men, is the most common name of Allah mentioned throughout the Quran.

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And that makes perfect sense. You know, why?

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If Allah wants us to know anything about him,

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and he mentioned our rationale, as the most common title or name of him subhanho wa taala. What does Allah want you to first and foremost know about Him, He wants us to know that he is the Merciful One, he is the most compassionate, compassionate. So the first benefit of all, Brahman is that Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us, I have 99 names and attributes that I will share that Allah will reveal to us. Prophet alayhi salatu salam did tell us that Allah has more, but he only taught us these 99. So this one here, Allah wants us to concentrate and focus on that. Why, because of its meaning. Our Rockman is going to be next week session, we're going to do an entire session of Orion,

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then we're going to look at all the categories of a Rodman. We're going to try to understand this name and how it works and how you can use it to work as use it to your benefit as well to uplift yourself. And this particular turn, there is a lot to hatch out with unripe men, because you have different forms of the same word. And they're used quite often throughout the court and to mean different things. So we're going to look at all the names of Rockman mentioned throughout the Koran, insha, Allah Huhtala all the different forms and what they refer to the ruler, man have written volumes with respect to this name. So we're going to share as much of that information as we can.

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I'm I apologize today that will be a short session. So we will pause right now in sha Allah, I just really have to close my eyes and rest in shuttler so that I can get get better and give you the energy and be present and journey through this surah In sha Allah Jota Allah as best as we can. But at least I am humbled and I appreciate and I'm grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving me the strength and giving you all the opportunity and strength for us to come together and at least be reminded of his Deen Bismillah heater Allah so I gotta go and wash my face put some eyedrops take some pills or something at shuttle and just try to get some relief Okay guys, so we will pause here

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in sha Allah Who Thailand My eyes are shutting down. So we will stop with Subhanak locomobi 100 Shadow Allah Illa Illa enter stop Furukawa Toby Allah like was said Mr alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh