Understanding Surah Al Kahf #5
Channel: Musleh Khan
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Why Allah subhanaw taala is doing this and allowing this to happen? Well, first and foremost, everyone should be reminded. Everybody should be reminded nothing happens except by Allah's permission. Right? Like, it doesn't happen because a certain group has access to resources, power and strength and political power and all of that. Everything happens by Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. Okay. And it leads to the second point that there is wisdom, why this happens. We may not see it or know it. We may not be able to extract anything positive out of this. But there is wisdom and hikma, why this stuff happens.
Third thing to keep in mind is what might look as terrible and tragic. On the one hand, there are always hidden gems of optimism and hope on the other side, one of them we talked about already, which is and I'm going to add another layer to that conversation. And that is, if you notice that these people, the Palestinians, they have
they have illustrated a level of your pain and certainty in the deen lead that is unparalleled. Like at the end of the day, no matter how they've been restricted and targeted and killed and all of those things.
They still say things like, you know, Allah Karim, Al sort of love Allah Holly Bulacan, when Allah helps you there is no nobody can can break that. So they still have this sense of pain and certainty in their deen and they hold on. That is the true power of a believer. Right that when you can go through all of that and still say Alhamdulillah then you've probably seen images of people that have been martyred, but they have massive smiles. And they they're martyred in they look like they're in eternal peace. We don't know what they're after is what this leads to the other thing just remember that nobody's life that is taken is taken in vain. Everybody is given to some kind of purpose, why
they live and how they die.
And the list says that specifically the people who are killed or died died as martyrs. There are five categories of them. So this is one of them. They are not dead but they are a life. Okay. Well that is a banana Dino Pattillo visa Vila Vita Bella here like, Don't ever think for a moment, tax evasion means that don't even allow this thought to come into your mind that these people are actually did Bella here or indorama him years ago they are alive and Allah subhanaw taala is taking care of them. And it's not just them alone. It's also the families and friends that are left that are still alive, they are also being taken care of. Because then Allah says in the next verse, this
is these are verses in SUTA earlier Imran that for the people who are still alive, Allah tells them that don't be afraid, don't be sad, don't be scared. And at the same time, those martyrs are waiting for us to join them, meaning the other martyrs that come they're anxiously waiting, they don't want to come back here. Like once you taste martyrdom, like you don't want to come back to this world. So wherever they are, Allah says that they are endowed by him, they're close to him, you'll read the Quran, Allah is taking care of them.
They are really, really happy and overjoyed. Fetty Hina Bhima Tahoma la hoomin fogli they are so happy with what Allah subhanaw taala gave them from the extra bounties and blessings. So Allah like we will give a certain amount fuddling means that you always get more than you deserve. So these martyrs are getting more than they deserve with Allah at this very moment. And the area just continues what has to be shared on a bit Latina let me I'll help will be him in holophane Allah whole finale, while only afternoon, and Allah says to the people who are still here and alive, Allah says he establish it would like don't worry.
You know, when I hear that verse, when Allah says he establish you don't like don't worry. It kind of makes me do like, okay,
as terrible as this looks as terrible is like, this reality is here and it's happening. Okay? In sha Allah, there is something bigger and greater, beyond all of this, and then you start going back in Islamic history, think back of fit around what he did to all of his people. And the power, the political power, the access to all resources, resources, he was the most powerful human being at that time. Some argue he is the most powerful being ever in existence on this earth until the Day of Judgment, like no one will become like fit around and have that much access to power. And on top of that, he convinced himself for color and Abu Kamal Allah He said that I am the Rob and I am above
whatever whatever other god you all think of in worship.
When it comes to how did Allah destroy him?
You guys remember how federal UNGA destroyed,
who destroyed him?
Be like who did a lesson to confront federal
Musa alayhis salam, who is Musa army?
There is none.
There is none.
What access to resources did Musa Alehissalaam have? Nothing. Just it heavy enough that around in the Huhtala alleges is gonna fit around, he's tired, go confront him by himself, no power, no resource, nothing. And through that one person, Musa alayhis salam did ask for his brother to join him because he will have so many as the Quran says like, he was a little bit more eloquent, more fluent. You know how sometimes when you talk to leaders, like sometimes it can be nerve racking and you kind of search for words. So Musa alayhis salam had that problem. He had that problem somewhere with MSA that it was a stutter problem. Others or others have said no, it wasn't a stutter problem.
It was that it was nerves. You know, you're standing for the leader.
Well, that kind of nerve, right? It doesn't necessarily mean you are you're you're struggling with a stutter issue. So with all of that, he said, Okay, my brother had one can join me and just support me. That's it, nothing else, which is going to lead us to a conversation today. What is the responsibility then of all of us when we watch and see and observe, you're going to see a lot of that conversation unfolding today's lesson. So let's get right into it. We only have about one hour at 815 and sha Allah or just before that a few minutes before that we will pause in sha Allah and give you all a chance for those of you who can to please attend the program downstairs. Okay.
So we jump right into it. I know I told you guys who I wanted to give you guys a test. I still do. But that will be next week and shall okay.
Yeah. Those of you who are not prepared.
Don't worry. Everything is online. Seeking go back to the three of you
videos of this class and inshallah you can
listen to those lessons and just be prepared for that. Okay? Y'all love you spend less so we are now at verse number
And I believe we did, what Luma or here ELA coming level but delay killing. Okay.
Let's look at verse number 26 that you see up there that's this verse right here.
Okay, so we've discussed Yes, we discussed verse number 26. Let's get to verse number 27. You keep on reading what has been revealed to you in your book from your master, Allah, then we'll tell you what to say. So don't worry about that. So the first lesson here in this area, verse number 27, that you see in your booklet, it's the first point form no notes that you see there. When Allah says you keep on reading what has been revealed to you in your book from your master, no one is going to change his words lemma but Delia Lee Kelly Manti, nobody is going to change his words. And you're not going to find other than Him as a more than her. So, a couple of things that you learn from this
area. Number one, Allah will tell the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, how to respond to those who who confront him and criticize him. You know what the lesson is for you at AI?
When you don't know how to respond or handle or cope, if you can't have any sort of theological conversation with anybody, especially with your team? What do you what must you do?
This am and many like it, kind of teach us to trust Islam and trust the Quran.
That's what you learn from this when Allah says, Don't worry, like, go back, I will reveal everything for you. So Allah did that for the Prophet Ali's thought was done. But for all of us as well, we have access to this book. And number two, nobody's gonna like mess around with these words, their fabric, their firm, like, That's it, you have all the answers, you need to protect your faith. So don't be intimidated by their questions, the scholars have been a little eel. So you're looking at it from both angles. But here in context, it's the Prophet alayhi. Salatu was Salam to the Jews that would confront him, and they would come with like these philosophical intellectual type
questions about theology and Islam. Our version of that is this, you know, how like, sometimes you might talk to some, quote, unquote, intellectuals, Muslims, and they'll be like, Is Allah really here? Like, if he's above the Arsh? Like, could he also be in this room right now with us? Like, where is Allah really? Those kinds of conversations? Watch out for those conversations. Watch out for people online. And I see them every day. Right? You see them every day. Like they'll post like these really lengthy posts, critiquing an aspect of Islam, using all kinds of wonderful, fluffy intellectual words that the average reader can barely understand. Right? And when you read through
some of this stuff, built critique and aspect of the religion. So whether it'd be about Allah, whether it'd be about his throne, Horace Arash, they might extract a particular name or attribute and critique that, but then you can't look at their profile, because a lot of their pictures are haram, you can't like really have a conversation with them. Because everything is going to be criticized, they don't look or live or do anything like the basic Muslim does, but for somehow, for some reason, because they may have Dr. Before their name, be might have given a certain title or a certain, you know, position somewhere that gave them a bit of authority. They've developed this
mindset of superiority over others. And so this idea of just sort of talking down despite you've never been grounded in the deen, you've never been really educated, you've been self taught for the most part. So this am where Allah is reaffirming that look, at the end of the day, all those people that do that. And the Jews during the time of the Prophet, it starts with Saddam, we're really keen about him. That's why you probably when you read about how Surah Yusuf was revealed, one of the reasons why it was revealed was well, a group of Jews came to the prophet Ali. So it was Simon said, so if you're really a prophet, tell us about this Joseph guy, who is he tell us about the story of
use of realism, Allah revealed all of Surah Yusuf to him, then you have conversations like this, he's constantly covered, tell us about the people of the cave of Cibola. Allah reaffirms, I'll tell you, I'll reveal it to you. Now we already have all of that stuff. Don't be so don't be intimidated by that you can change it, you've done enough of that in Surah Baqarah. So in other words,
this here, this third point is incidental. Baqarah there were several area to reaffirm that this part of this plan is preserved. It's protected. No one will touch it. No one can alter it and so on. When it comes from the word head, which is this word right here. Students take a look at it.
On the screen, this last word here, more ahead.
So it comes from the word la had to squeeze out of a space. It's tight, but you can still squeeze it out. So Allah says La Morbidelli Kelly Mattie Whelan, tagit admin duty, he will tell her and you're not going to find other than Him as a Malta header. This is really, like really interesting language. Allah is saying, no matter how they try to squeeze out and convince you even if it's just with one conversation, that there is a another entity you should rely upon, it's not going to happen.
Another way to look at this area is no matter how convincing it is, their version of who God is to you, no matter how glamorous it looks, no matter how attractive and welcoming, like they'll say things to you like He died for all your sins. So just do whatever you want. You're okay. That's pretty attractive. For somebody who doesn't know anything about religion is like, really, I can just live life do what I want. And I'm good. Yeah, this come on and join us bow. Allah says Monica Hedda, like no matter how they peel out that perspective, it's not going to work for you. While stupid enough sick, Mr. Latina, you're the owner of the homebuilder dirty will actually make yourself
So in brackets there, say hold back, okay, I'll explain that in a second. Make yourself patient with those who call in your master and be content with them in the late morning until the early evening and the busiest time of the day. Now pause their busiest time of the day. And those brackets pause there. Now look at the first point that we wrote it the intellectual elite, we just touched on this when we say hold back.
Make yourself patient. So when you're dealing with those intellectual elite personnels that make you feel intellectually inadequate to talk about this topic of Islam, what Allah says to you. So one way you deal with that is, don't engage.
Don't engage, like people asked me to debate all the time. This is one of the reasons why I don't do that, because of the attitude that's required in debates in general, to sort of like, go back and forth and play tennis with sacred scriptures. Sacred a yet and develop this mindset that you need to counter and sort of defeat your opponent. That attitude. I'm really uncomfortable with that. Because never there is there there isn't a single example of the prophetic sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, introducing Islam with that attitude to anybody. I can even think of a diary for narration of the process of him doing that, where he presented an aspect of our deen in a way to
sort of defeat the opponent to put them down or to embarrass them or to say, hi, got you. So if all of that eliminated, and it turns into more of everybody sort of appreciating each other's intellectual perspective on Dean and so on, that's a different thing. You know, that I don't mind to it, I don't mind looking, researching a subject, presenting it, then another religion will do the same, their perspective and kind of leave that with the audit. That's a whole different thing, but just sort of going back and forth. So Allah is saying that one of the ways to do this is just be patient, like back off from those conversations, because especially when you know, it's not getting
anywhere, or you're being put down or embarrassed, socially. So yeah, that category limit is also the socially that don't want to deal with you because of your surroundings. We're kind of experiencing that right now, though, aren't we?
Like if you wear this, or you talk a certain language now, there are others who are very powerful people that kind of, sort of ignore and isolate themselves from you.
And then you become immediately ostracized and targeted. So all of this is kept, how does Allah What does Allah say one of the ways to deal with that when this happens to if and when this happens to Allah says, just relax, be patient, let that process unfold.
And be content that as long as you have answered the call of your master, be content with them. During those mornings, when you're at work, when you're at school, and you're dealing and listening with all of the till the late evening till you come home. Just hang in there. So this is why you probably heard me say in Brisbane and other places where it told Muslims to like
that, no matter how tough it is out there. Hold on. I like Jesus
Hold on to your don't let go of this. Because nothing that is happening in the world is new to us. We've been through it all in our Islamic history right? Then the area continues.
So now in context it continues wala Teradyne Anka, I inaccurate in home 2d To Xena until HYAH to dunya.
So it continues and they want all they want is Allah's face and don't allow the eyes to cross the fence amongst them. Do you want the beauty of the worldly life? Okay, so pause right here where the bracket is, and I'll take a look at the next two points that you have there. So, the problem with Benny is surah. Al is done now with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, now the Kurdish problem starts. So you guys all know about the Kurdish problem, right? This is where more or less Islamophobia is born. Okay, when the Qureshi now start to pay attention to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam they start to see his movement they start to see that he's definitely building a movement followers
support. So they start to like pay attention as a government committee. So now as a political system, you remember the coloration of the one there the government of Mecca so they are in charge, and they have hold and power and control of all the affairs of Mecca now the see this men and there's a massive movement that's starting to the starting to to gain strength and power. And people are very convinced with this man's message. It resonates with a lot. So what happens to the Quran, they feel they feel threatened. They feel threatened, because around the caravan, there's 100 idols that they've put like little statues that have been built with concrete and mud that are situated in
the tawaf area. The kava itself, it was also used as a storage for other idols, like there were real special ones, they were put and locked inside the cabin as well as well. Now you have a man that saying all of this is wrong, and all of it needs to be abolished. And this message is resonating with every one. So
this is the problem. Now the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is going to deal with, and this is where the MSA, this is where real Islamophobia began. So the Kodesh they started building campaigns, Abuja is at the top of that list. Right. He's a very powerful tribal leader amongst the parishes, and he's also part of the government of Mecca at that time. So he has political power and influence as well. So with him, and also him being such a close neighbor, and then he comes from the same tribe as the prophet Ali salat wa salam. So the Turkish Government, if you'd like, kind of saw that Abu gehele was the person that they could utilize to really pinch the nerve of the Prophet dallisa
to Islam. So you know, if you came for Amara with me, I'd show you exactly where Bucha his house was and where the process elements were house was right. But
you know, when you're at the top level of the Haram, and there was those three big green, Big Brown domes at the very back on the roof of Masjid Al haram, there's these massive brown domes, most of it have been destroyed. Now, but before they used to be there, like literally a couple of years ago, but anyhow, where the Hilton Hotel is where the clock tower is, just in front of that was where Abuja Hall was living. And the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is a friend of that clock tower area. And the parliament the building for the Polish was right next to them. So all within that clock tower area in front of it. You have the Koresh parliament building is there where all they would
where they're gather and decide all the laws of the land, process LM and then you have Abuja has right next to him. Abu gehele used to do something really interesting. Every day when approximate Saddam was revealing poor and during the night, you know what Abu Jamal would do? He'd go and stand beside his house and listen.
So one night, two men walked by
and they saw Abu jehlen they like, what are you doing? He's like, I'm just listening to what he's reading. Like, Oh, okay.
Second night they walk by they see Abuja hello again. Third night they walked by. So the third night they say yeah, Berger Hill. Like, do you believe that his message is the truth?
What do you think I will Jehovah says
it's the only narration we have that Abu gehele admits that the prophesy Salam is telling the truth. It's the only one.
So he says yes. For who I'll help, you know, he's upon the truth. So these two men asked Abu gehele so why don't you submit to Him? Like why don't you just follow him instead of trying to torture him and do all the stuff that you're doing with them? You know, whatever. gehele says, he says
If I do that, I will lose all power and influence. I can't.
How relevant is that today?
Just think about it. If we let them gain momentum, build a strong following gain support, what's going to happen? That will just trickle off and everybody else will see the beauty of this Dean.
But will Makoto Womack out Hola Hola Hola. Hola mascarene they will plan Allah plans on hola esta Vesta planner, there's wisdom, why everything is happening. But this area here kind of like gives us some other things to think about about why what happens and why it happens and how to deal with it. Then it continues. Allah then says,
they left everything for you. I know is to cross the line. So we'll talk about those two points. Now. While Sahabas are the highest standard of believers, when you say they left everything for you, meaning that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and his companions left all of Islam and the Quran for you and I. So remember this prophecy Salam receives Quran Sahabas are the carriers of the poor. And that's their role. Their job Sahabas is to take this message and carry it on to the next generation, which is the tab your own. Their job is to carry it to the next to the next to the next. Now ask you this. Here's what I want you to think about when you hear that, that Sahabas die.
a lot of them died. Why? Because they just happened to be in the wrong place the wrong time, or what were they trying to defend
let's say in book that some Muslims just use at like weddings and parties and graduations. You get the Koran guy to read. We need you to read. You comes in there and they literally a lot of them sound like this. They don't roll the
biller and then after that two minutes or two hours later, the DJ rolls out.
That's what some Muslims did with a book that costed Sahabas lives.
The cost of their lives, they literally shed their blood, so we can have this Koran. That's what some of them did with it. For others the Koran is just like Advil or Tylenol, right? Yeah, if there's a problem. What's the idea? What's the sutra, need to help? Done got it? Hala. Solomonic done that's their whole relationship with the Quran. Allah captured a
fella maca, Schaffner, and Hodor when we lifted the pain that they were suffering from, so they came to the Koran they got what they needed. They were cured, fella maca, Chef 900 When we lifted that pain from them, Morocco, Allah Mia, Dona Isla de missa. Like they went on with their life as though they were never sick. So they never had any problems. Listen to people get that cure, they get what they need, and they kind of just go back to the way life was like, those are the things I want you to reflect and think about. The next time you go to a gathering, or you hear people talk, and that's their relationship with the Quran. Like how sad that reality is. And so it leads me to the first
thing that the dilemma tell us that here's one of our responsibilities when you hear about what's happening around the world, whether it be in Palestine or anywhere else, right in Sudan, and Afghanistan, and so on and so forth. The first responsibility for you and me that Allah gave peace and stability to
is you have to develop a strong connection with Allah as dean, you have to improve with all lestine No, nobody is exempted from that, that command every single one of us. And you know, a lot of thinkers they say one of the healthiest things you can do to to feed progress and development in your life is every night before you go to sleep. Think of three things that you need to change about your life. And 100% of the time, every single night, you know what your answer will be. It'll always be the truth, it will never be empty. Like you will always find at least three things in your life. If you think about every single night, that you're like, Man, I gotta work on that. I gotta work on
that. Now try to do that with Islam. Just try to do that with Islam. It's Subhanallah is interesting. I was watching a famous doctor in the United States. His schedule, he's a he's a surgeon. He's a spine surgeon. He's a famous YouTuber. Anyhow, he starts off his whole YouTube channel is about him waking up at 430 in the morning and getting an early start on his day. His mind is fresh, he's really productive and by the time around
It's seven o'clock. He's in the service he's in. He's performing his first surgery. And he has like two or three, very productive, very alive, very focused all of those things. And I think to myself, when you look at videos like that, and you look at people's lives, how much they've progressed and developed because of that one routine of waking early in the morning, what does that say about slotzo? Federal?
Why in the world did Allah wake us up every day of our lives before sunrise,
to develop the same mindset to be productive? What's the Sidna after you finished praying? What did the process of them do after that? Did he go back to that?
What did he do?
The vicar Quran sat there until when?
Till sunrise. Then after that, what did you do? He prayed his to rock hands again, or Schrock. After Iraq, what did he do? What was the first thing he did after he should walk? He went to work. You know what his job was? He walked around the marketplace and walked around all the stores. You guys okay? How's your stock? Good? How's your family? You guys needed the money, everything. Okay? Got some problems. You look sick. Come here, talk to me, started dealing with the affairs of the OMA
went to work. And he went, what the relevancy is, the risk from Allah is at its peak in the mornings. That's why we go to work in the mornings. That's why we go to school and don't you see the Sunnah of the whole planet, you've got to go to school in the morning, you don't start school at night. I mean, some places they do, but that's just an optional thing. And then we go to work every morning. That's not by accident. That's the FITARA of how Allah designed us to be productive to seek his risk.
That's why we do that. And all the battles of Islam, the Battle of Orford,
a ton duck, better Tabuk. Every single battle of Islam, guess when they started, what time of the day
Every single day, when a battle was happening,
it would pause for the night, all the soldiers would sleep, not the profit or the side was saying what it was what was you doing?
It was intact, do it all night. Then after fajr, the battle would continue.
Always after fajr. Why? Because that's when Allah sends down his list. That's when he provides. So they'll still have his need. That is the most every single battle started at after fajr. Time. Like it's unbelievable. So
when Allah says that he left everything for you.
I doubt don't cross the line, meaning don't go above and beyond this, Dean. This Dean, do we have parameters? Students? Yeah, we do. Those parameters are being tested right now. You know how laboring tested, you probably saw some Muslims, politicians and things like that, that stood up and pretty much threw their Islamic everything out the window.
They wore different colors. They spoke completely different words and literally turn their backs on the believers in all parts of the world. That's crossing the line. So I doubt we're here. Well, I'll tell you why in our current home, Tara do idoe Like don't turn your back against Allah, and Allah as dean.
For what reason? Do you think that people who did that who basically sold Islam to preserve the most popular opinion or their position? Why do you think in essence, they did that? Look at the one of the core NS responses to that, what did they want?
Because they wanted the beauty of the worldly life. Meaning, they didn't want the criticism. They didn't want to lose their job. You know, somebody was just telling me a few days ago is like, Man, if I post anything online, I'll get banned on Facebook, or abandoned Instagram. You know what our response to that is? Who cares? So what?
So what think, like, think about what social media has become for you why you ended up caring so much for it. If you've reached to a point where you can't see your life without it, that's a huge problem.
All right. And if you don't understand what that looks like, just talk to your parents parents. They'll tell you what social media did.
They might say about
Yeah, yeah. They just at the end of the day, and the reason why people sold and gave up their Islamic identity
and decided to utter the same phrases like everyone else, the same slogans like everyone else, even though a lot put them in the position that they're in of leadership, whatever it is, whether it be at a community level, a social level, at a political level, it doesn't matter. That position you and I know nobody got a position to be in leadership because of votes. How did in essence they get that position?
No, no, from a spiritual sense, like spiritually, how did they get that position of leadership? Allah put them there.
Allah put them there. We you and I know that we don't need that to be explained, we understand that. So when all of that is traded off and thrown out the window, it goes back and it always boils down to this, they wanted the beauty of this worldly life. So the toughest questions that came to the Prophet, Allah, His salatu, salam, these questions that came to him was connected to this, they wanted to worldly life. So if they could embarrass him, if they can put them on the spot if they could stump him, if they could prove that he was lost, confused, dumbfounded, didn't know what he was taught, possessed all of those things, then they could gain the status and the power that they
initially had. While terminal fell now called the one victory in our turbo can Amaroo photo photo, check this out.
Don't follow and be engaged with the person we have made empty.
What did we just talk about? Those people who use really big words and really nice sentences? Remember this part of the year when you read those posts, okay? Just remember, I'm not saying that everybody who does that is part of this, I use your wisdom. Use your intellect, you think about why Allah put those messages in front of your eyes? Why did Allah make you read that stuff? And just to remember this, and you'll be very, very shocked how quickly you can recognize these holes, that at the end of the day,
Allah says, Don't be impressed and don't be engaged with people who are in essence, they're empty. What is the emptiness of a believer? When they lack the remembrance of Allah?
I got a quick question for you guys.
When we say the remembrance of Allah, what are you thinking about?
When I tell you when we talk about the they are they have this unaware of remembrance, they lack this remembrance of Allah? What comes to your mind? What do you think about?
Okay, consciousness. The kid like how, how does it look? When Allah says they're unaware of this zip code and tequila? What's the image that's coming into your mind?
This is exactly what I wanted to get at. You know why I asked this question. Sometimes the audience I talked to when they come when we come to the site, you know, what they think about? Some of them will say to me, and I asked the exact same questions just asked you, I asked them as well, you know, some of the what they will say to me, they don't know how to report and
they don't know, they don't actually pray five times a day. They don't wake up or tahajud they don't fast. You know, Mondays and Thursday. No, no, that's not what we're talking about. Those are rituals that are important. They're the cat of Allah. No, no, there's something deeper that Allah is highlighting here. It's the consciousness. When we say vicar, it's that everything that you say and the decisions you make that you do it with. A law is listening and watching and monitoring me, I have 24 hours a day surveillance from the sky, I got to make the right decision here. That's the vicar that this group Allah is highlighting has lost. So the consciousness and the awareness of
everything they say and do is gone. They relied instead on status, power and intellect, which are all great things, but they don't cut it in the sight of Allah.
You see how that works. And again, when you hear that now, just think about all that we've been hearing and listening to on social media in the last few days. Then Allah so
take a look at some of the notes there. So it's kind of held the highest standard for the believers that don't worry about going beyond the fence be happy with those around you. If he says that we are all equal except in taqwa and gives a little importance to the wealthy there then we are not equally anymore. So in other words, take a look at the other notes, turn the page and take a look at some of the other things that explain this. This is what
But Allah subhanaw taala is getting us to start thinking about here a couple of points were not to enough for him now, what value do I have? Were not enough for him now. So what value do I have? The first point now all of these points here most of them I got from Tafseer. The first point here is the Sahaba is talking about the Prophet Charlie's thought was salam. Like if I'm not worthy to follow this man's message, then what value do I have? So our interpretation of that is very similar. Like if I don't value and don't see that I have purpose to follow this Deen on how am I going to serve it? What am I going to do? Like what how am I going to serve this deen and do something for
Allah subhanho wa taala. What does the Prophet alayhi salatu salam want? If you see the word tell, heed their underlying it, please underline it, highlight it, circle it, do whatever you want. But just ensure that you understand that is the number one thing does everybody know what toe HEDIS?
Okay, toe heed. So just make sure you you write this somewhere. The word hate is to ascribe oneness to something.
to ascribe oneness to something. Something is one and it's pure in and of itself. There's nothing associated with it with that, that is called toe heat. Our toe heed is with Allah, we ascribe that Allah is the One and Only deity worthy of worship.
How do you make towhid strong and firm students?
How do you reaffirm your toe heat with Allah?
You all know the answer to this is just a matter of just organizing your thoughts. That's all we all know the answer to this. How do you reaffirm
preserve and protect your toe heat
okay, we say the shahada and in turn now when we say shadow, lay the lotion, Mohammed orsola. What does that make us do?
follow his instructions. follow Allah subhanho wa Taala has instructions. That simple. All of you can write a book on what that means. Because you do it every day. You gotta follow Allah's instructions. What he says to do, what he says don't do you live your life this way. Even your attitude you live that way. Your thoughts you put in that way. You preserve total heat, you start you start developing this mindset
that nothing you say or do except that you think about what Allah will do. What Allah will say, if I said that if I thought that way if I acted that way.
Like, I can't believe I'm going to share this example. I'll share it anyway. Right.
Somebody parked in my parking spot
for mockery, right.
And it's very annoying to me now before I used to not care. But now as I start to like, see the benefit of having a spa. Many times I run late to the masjid. Like I get here just for your karma. Because I will be running from another events. I barely get here for the comment. So having a spot to park is very reassuring. I can drop my car run inside, right? So this guy parked in a spa. Or maybe I can't tell you I haven't been that upset in a while, right? So I'm like, Okay, come inside, pray and go back outside and meet this brother. I wait for him by his car, by the way. Because I'm like, I got some time to kill him was standing right there and wait for this guy comes out. He's an
elder, elderly brother and I told him straight on I said, Listen,
salam Wa alaykum shake his hands and listen. Why did you park here? He said, You know, he was worried about coming late. And he goes, I noticed that you're really not around the message at this time. So I just figured you wouldn't show up.
I said to him, I said, Look, first of all, whether I'm here, or I'm in another country, respect the rules of the message. don't respect mostly icons name. Respect the rules of the masjid because the masjid does that. We never asked for that. Like none of the shul here, including myself, none of the Imams. We never asked for that. Not once Alhamdulillah Allah management sign themself that this was something that would be beneficial to us. And believe me, we accepted it with open arms. Right. So I told him that. Then I told him, I said,
when you saw you're like, what
why when you saw this name and you saw this spot is for somebody else that wasn't enough to just say, You know what, let me just like, park somewhere else. He just kept going on about salah and I don't want to be late for as long as it Okay, listen, just respect the rules of the message. Okay, brother, please don't do this again, and he's gone. Here is where toe heat comes in.
If you can do this with your iman, believe me, you will be above and beyond you will be the most perfect example of a law abiding citizen on the entire planet.
Even if there was no president, no prime minister, no king or queen of the country you live in, you would still be a law abiding citizen. What is it that you have that come that makes you be that way? What is it that you have
to hit? Allah for the sake of Allah, you're like, Okay, this is reserved for somebody else, even though he's in another country. And I know, I just talked to him 10 minutes ago. It's alright, I'm going to a park somewhere else.
So he kicks in.
So you can actually use a min
in a practical way.
Like, you could go and just talk to the cashier or guy serving the food and be like, Listen, man, I know your dad, like, can I just cut through, there's like, too many can I just cut through, you don't do that.
Because you know, fundamentally, these people in his line have been waiting for a long time. So your toe hate kicks in and you're like, you know, I'm not in a rush. So I'll wait till the patient.
Tell hate keeps you under control.
Because you always remind yourself, Allah is watching and listening for the most trivial things, you will do that when you start doing that. I promise you, if the traffic light dies out, the bulb, the lights all blow the electricity shuts off. What are you going to do when you get to that traffic light?
You're still going to stop.
There's a stop sign. There's no other car in any direction. It's three o'clock in the morning, there is not a single car, what do you still do?
You stop because tow he told you respect the law.
See how that works. Everything in your life now starts to become under control, you become the perfect law abiding citizen without studying a single sentence about law, you just know that it exists, and I have to follow it. Now imagine
it's really sad. Imagine all the Muslim countries that you can think of every time you go on the road. It's like jihad. Like you're in the Battle of better when you just drive from one place to in any Muslim country. Like just think about the roads and the respect for the law and the system like it's really this part of to hate, it's like almost non existent.
Do Dean came to eliminate those social hierarchy? Look how we ignored this. So here's another thing that is captured, when Allah says, don't follow and be engaged with the person who made empty unaware of a room it's sometimes those people and now he follows his empty desires and everything he does is excess. Sometimes these people are the elite. So what we are being reminded here is some of the demand they say is that the Dean came to eliminate anybody who had any social hierarchy, any position, any status, and made everybody equal at the end of the day based on what based on tequila based on our toe heat, right? The last sermon of the Prophet it starts with something we all heard,
right? None of you are superior over others. Your color is no different from the other, etc, etc, etc. The only thing that differentiates that you from everyone else's well
it's your it's your taqwa. It's your consciousness of Allah.
It's how much you remember Allah. That's the separator.
So these are just some examples. Like sometimes when people donate extra money, they're given more status, they're given more influence just because of that. And sometimes it's not even the organization that they donate to that give them that sometimes they just affiliate that with themselves. Hey, look, I've been paying the bills of this question for the last 10 years. What do you mean my child isn't accepted that kind of attitude? It's like slow your roll. That means nothing. You pay those bills for Allah not for domestic domestic. Domestic doesn't need you
this masjid and all the mess they don't need us we died somebody to sales takes your seat, right? Belly eventually continue to gain the donations and support to survive with and without you you don't need MST doesn't need us we need the Masjid.
scholars, teachers, they are also humans as well. So it doesn't matter at the end of the day, a scholar a teacher, they're all in the sight of Allah. You
exactly the same except you know the separator No. And these are just some examples here.
The Prophet it sought was salam crushed this hierarchy by putting an 18 year old which is sad even a B will cost and as a general
moraine. So the point is the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam put younger people in charge gave them leadership over others. And one of the wisdoms behind that is to show their status is to show that at the end of the day, it's not the age, it's not the money. It's not the background. It's not the tribe. It's not any of that. It's not the culture, it's not your country, it's not your community.
You're just curious lamb.
None of the profit. That's one of the actually the questions, some of the kids
have profits, like for example, the son of profit new Alehissalaam, he will ask him the day of judgment. Ya Allah. My dad was a prophet. Like, I know, I didn't listen to him and I didn't, you know, jump on the boat. But could you just cut me some slack? He's my dad. No, he will still be punished. And as a matter of fact, Allah says, in the whole lace them in Alec, he's not even from your family, like, separated the two, even though that's his son is like, no, he's not your family no more. No, I'm a little solid yogi, what he did was completely wrong. Okay.
These are just some examples that I use with some of the youth about some speakers who want to have the main session at conferences. I have been a lot as a very weird thing. I've been around some speakers like where they won't speak unless they get like primetime. Weird thing. Because me, I'll get what, believe it or not, these are terms that we use, by the way, I'll get like the graveyard shift, you know, the graveyard shift of a conferences.
It's the first speaker in the morning. All right, so it's like 10am you're on, you're on there. And there's 10 people in front of you.
What do you do?
Well, hamdulillah men
Hamdulillah, you got a chance to hold the microphone Hamdulillah. This, these organize this organization saw value in you. And Hamdulillah you got a platform to talk to an audience maybe physically, they're not there. But when you were lecture goes online, a million people watch it.
Like Alhamdulillah man, like you got that position, just Bismillah Be quiet, put your ego aside, put all of that stuff aside, and just be sincere.
So those are just some of the examples. Some people who study Islam remove any sense of entitlement based on their standing on it. Okay, so we've discussed it. Let's take one more area.
Anybody have any questions before we continue? Yeah, yeah.
Go ahead. This one?
So it says here
late morning until the evening, but it says what is that? Or does it mean to meet with?
Guess it could also mean until as well. But this bear is why use that translation in particular, you're doing our own bill oddity. So it kind of means like somehow, as it transitions into the evening, so it's a small minut detail, but as you're saying with the web, that is also a very valid Tafseer translation of the
you know, the search for a lot of space in the morning and the evening as well. Yeah, yeah.
So to add to them, you see this bat here, it it's called Babel, Babel, suburbia in Arabic. So what it does is that it can also connect everything that came before it with everything that comes after it all as one sentence. So this is why some of the air Arabs would take this bat and count this all as one sentence
as opposed to using the wah as a separator. They fused it all this one but both opinions. I've read both opinions, right? They both have completely valid so I wouldn't disregard your understanding of it as well. It was good question. Yeah, well, cool. It'll help me rugby confirm and share affiliate man. Oh man. Subhanallah How I love this. And tell them the truth is from your mouth to tell who the truth
tell everybody. Yeah, you're right, the elite and everybody else. Just tell them to truth.
You don't like what I'm saying to that?
You don't like what you heard you don't like how I look. You don't like how I dress. Santa Monica.
You banned my account. Okay.
don't like how I set it don't like what I stand for what I believe who I support. Okay? So what does Allah say? Or cool? Heck, like say the truth. So here's the condition. By the way, don't forget this part, from your master,
not from you
gotten lots of people, when you know how we save their emotions get in the way, that's you got to control that.
Speak the truth from Allah, Allah doesn't say from you. Okay?
Then after that,
for men shirt affiliate for,
for men shirt, a fellow human woman shirt fell Yuck, for
then after that, whoever wants to, they're welcome to believe if they don't, they're welcome to this belief, take it or leave it. So in other words, now apply this to Darwin.
You're getting into like, deep, deep, Slavic conversations about what law is or who's on which side and, and, and, and, and the list goes on.
One of the things I tell students, whenever you talk about Islam, whether it be at work, school, and so on,
is you've got to know when to just like, step back and leave it alone. Like, when this whole incident
in Palestine, and so on happened, I got some media reaching out, they want to talk about things right. And I already know where it's going to lead to right. And I make myself really clear that you know, this is my position. And always remember, this is something like from our training, you know, from the professors in Medina University and so on. He used to always tell us, like, everything that you think about whenever you are asked about allez Deen, or asked about your belief, always, always try to connect it back to the to the religion don't ever make it sound like it's your opinion. So be careful when you say, Well, I think that it should be like Be careful of that rather well in their
religion, this is what it is in Islam, this is what I am and and so on, so forth. So when I respond, and I say look, innocent children, babies, etc, etc. Like in my religion, I don't tolerate that. I don't see religion in that. I don't see religion. And that's irrelevant here. This is what I stand for. This is what it is you can print that if you want, but I'm not interested in the interviewer right?
Then that's where you come to this part of the area. If they wish to listen and be like, okay, he made a point to interesting.
Just leave it alone. And if they say, Well, no, this guy's crazy. He's extreme and N leave it alone.
In other words, what is Allah telling us here? He's saying to us, do your part that the result of the outcome that Allah is territory that's not yours? You don't decide that? Okay.
So that's where the first point point is. I don't need to make you muslim.
You have the honor I give you the invite I answer your questions that you decide what you want to do. So the guys who do Dawa on the streets, what was the count the shadows and so on? This area is for them. It's a reminder to them. Like just give the Dawa. That's the whole point of the word data with this invite. But you leave who wishes to accept your invitation we'll just leave that leave it at that.
the idea takes a shift in our attending earlier volley Mina now on our How to be him so Radhika if you want to, like see an explicit area? I mean, I guess we're close to Halloween, right? So we can talk about horror in general. Take a look at this area.
We have no doubt about it. We already prepared for the wrong doors a surrounding fire. Okay, now on how to be him a surrounding fire. So this is the fire that engulfs from every corner and every direction. There's no way out. So Allah says that he prepared a fire. So this is one of the few areas in the Quran to describe exactly how the fire is fumed, how the fire is, how the fire would literally burn, how it will punish. So one of the ways there are several, one of the ways is this as a health will be him. It'll surround them. Sooner or earlier Imran used another word, which is mad dune. Mad. Mad is the womb.
It's also when you cradle your baby. It's called mad. You go hold and you snuggle. Snuggle the baby and you protect the child. Allah uses the same word to describe how a fire punishes people into Haenam is that it'll also engulf and then cradle them literally surround them from every corner and punishing them. So these are very
Are you graphic and explicit yet? And they'll tell you why that happens in a minute.
For the wrongdoer so far, and if they asked for rain, why are they asking for rain students, the people of the fire? Why?
It's obvious right? To extinguish it right? This is what happens when he is still lethal. You'll go through the math in Cal McNeish will would you
we will give them rain that is like a yellow pus that drips out of the corpse
onto their faces. Like I can't explain this to you, but most of you especially the adults, you will you've seen images like this of like animals
that when they're left in the corpse, the body of the animal stays there, it rots and it starts to exhume all of its gases and and things like that
you'll start to see remnants of that that's being mentioned here so you'll start to see like this plus like this plus like thing that will
literally explode at it have a strong scent that is extremely powerful it can be smelled from kilometers and miles away this is actually the center that tigers and lines and so on in African deep parts of you know they would pick up the scent from like five and six kilometres away to know where food is nowhere the corpses right so it's very graphic. It's very detailed you are rarely see images like this in horror movies and things like that, right? But Allah says that if they want that rain that's what you get.
My question to you before we finish that
why is Allah being so explicit about those who have wronged
especially in these eight why?
Yeah. No questions. Really great. Okay.
What else? Yeah.
Muslims that are also
It's possible. Yeah.
So if we see this, and we see this imagery?
There's something else
have the whorish.
And how Muslims now in this day and age, how long have we had the Quran?
For about how many years now?
13. Close to 1400 years or so. Right? We've got this Koran?
Most if not all of us have had the Koran and access to it our entire life, right?
Would you say that you still have excuses?
Would you say that? Like I can still come up with excuses why I haven't really connected with this book. Could you say that?
Or if you think deep down and you'll be like men, I should have gotten my act together years ago.
I keep doing the exact same thing every day that Allah tells me don't. So in other words, there is an audience in this surah that Allah gave so many chances to
and they still know.
So then Allah describes now what will come to them. This only happens in Port n. So remember, this is a CLI there are a principle of Quranic
we call it an Arabic but Allah. And it's basically like themes and patterns of the Quran. The dilemma they say that anytime you read an area that is very detailed in its description of Jannah or Jahannam, it's talking to an audience. So if it's talking to an audience of Jana, these believers endured so much and held on
and if it's talking to an audience of the fire, they got so many chances and still, there's no hope for them.
So remember that every time you read a detailed a of gender or gender I'm talking to specifically one of those audiences.
does it does it give you some perspective of the people of Gaza? When you think about all that they live in endure? But they still proudly say La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah,
in sha Allah what their return is
exactly and their status and their chances of gender is far greater than all of us it from you know a certain lens right that you look at every aspect of their life and how the conditions and how they what they have to endure day after day after day
like the turbo Jana and all okay it'll have rivers that will have like servants and it'll have this kind of food and that kind of food all this detail is talking to them.
But you and I can also be in those areas as well. With our own step by step struggle it may not look like those people in that part of the world. But we also have our story of step by step how we go through whatever we go through, but we still hold on when everything in your life tells you don't so just keep that in mind. This is not just like a horror movie to lose oh my god it's so scary whoa next day and no, it was just take a moment in the UK who is Allah really talking to him? Because this is like some pretty explicit scary stuff. Bit so shut up was at motiva pa talk about rubbing it in TIG check how the A ends What a horrible drink and what a horrible place to lean back on you know
what moto tougher call is? More difficult is this students see this that I have at the back here. This is more tougher call when you do this
is just like kick back and relax. That's more tough apart from a riff which means to just relax and chill out. So Allah says bits a bit soon is like
such a shame.
Like how sad that's bit soon. That's this word here.
They were asking now go back to the what were they asking for what they were asking for some rain to ease the burning of ease the pain? Why is Allah talking about drinking stuff?
take a look at one of the points the second last one.
Rain usually hits our faces.
But in fire, the hits are already held back and it cooks and Rowse the face.
This bits are shot Abu is not that they're drinking drinking per se.
It's a it's an expression that's used the same word is used to also describe that when they when the water the pus that's falling onto them. They will be so desperate to relieve themselves of the you know, the starvation and the thirst, the day wood. And a lot of people like who live in countries where rain is scarce. When it does rain, and it hits their face. What do they sometimes do? They sometimes stick their tongue out.
Right? Because they didn't need it right?
So they do the same thing in the gym. But instead what does Alessi Yeah, it'll cook your internals it'll It's like as if every single time they swallow a portion of this quote unquote rain. It'll start to like roast their internal organs
there and down their throats like I don't I can't even think of a zombie movie or an episode of Walking Dead that looks like anything like this right? Here. Let's do one last day and we pause
Surah Take a look.
So it's originally a farsi word that some of their lemma mentioned. And Surah deck, a tent without a roof. question, why is Allah talking about
there's this fire, be him that will surround them Surah de Aquila, and it has no roof on top of it.
That will come in another area very soon.
Okay. And that's where right you'll see. It's going to be connected to this.
Does anybody have any idea what that could mean, though?
So yeah, this fire that's encompassing these people.
And it's slowly slowly fuming and it's increasing in its intensity at them. But Allah says there's not going to be any roof above their heads. What do you think it's alluding to?
Nothing necessary. The people of Ghana will not be able to see anybody from Ghana there'll be completely isolated from them
what they were doing when they weren't?
Okay, interesting. Not going to tell you by the way.
It's all part of my plan.
You got to come
To the next class to figure that one out.
We will Yeah, we should see it in the next session, if not, for sure the following one in sha Allah, okay, but it's part of a punishment with no roof. There's a punishment involved in that. But let me just take one because this next day is a bit more on a positive note and that's what I want to leave you with when you leave here today and that is a number 3030 in the Latina Anwar, I'm a little slightly hurt in the land will do H O Roman X anomala.
Remember this? Every time Allah talks about punishment,
after that conversation is over, it's in the entire Quran. Allah will talk about hope.
Allah never leaves us hanging with those kinds of images in mind. And then, you know, you read the previous area, and it's like Allahu Allah, Allah, you know,
Allah always gives us hope. Look at this as those who have Amen. Now quick question. I've taught this many times in the past but let me see who's got this Alladhina amanu those who believe what does a Latina mo know really mean?
When I say to you, those who believe what is the difference between a Latina M and or and why didn't Allah say maltman believers?
What's the difference between a believer and Alladhina? Amanu?
Very good, very good.
Good, exactly. A Latina Ermanno they see it, they recognize it. Yes, that is the right thing. They haven't really implemented that and it hasn't become a quality in their life. Alevtina Mn O is the starting first step towards movement before being a true believer carrying the title of a true believer. You know, how this is a true mercy from Allah? Because who is Allah talking about here? And he says that if they alone do something good
Allah will not waste the compensation of those who excelled in their deeds. So what is Allah saying the bare minimum I want you to do is what at least do what
that the right thing to do even if you can do it yet like just just at least acknowledge this is the right thing and inshallah with just at least acknowledging
it will hopefully lead you to doing okay, why middle Solly hat in Milan we'll do a German accent amulet there's a lot to talk about here but um, so I leave that for next class inshallah I don't want to delay you any further the program will start in a few minutes or should have started by now. So we will pause here in sha Allah Subhana Allah Who Mohammed decrescendo Allah Allah you la Renta stuff Itokawa Tobu like was said Mr. de como Rahmatullah.