Understanding Surah Al Kahf #6
Channel: Musleh Khan
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which we mentioned is all about religion. Okay? So there are three stories, three, excuse me four stories. Each of them have a unique theme. And the first one is complete. Okay, so we looked at religion, we looked at various issues that were brought up in that part of the surah. And it now leads us into the second thing.
We're going to go into here.
Rahman Al Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Wilborn This is diversity pause that even Latina Anbang Why are your Saudi hat in
a German person?
You know, those who believe and have done good deeds Now we already talked about in the levena Correct. What did we say the difference is between en Latina Avenue and being a believer movement is Allah did not say Well, me known a Latina will move me out. A Latina having a solid hat. Allah singled out those who believe and he didn't say that believers. What is the difference between the two? We mentioned this last week.
There's one who professes
what made me work. The second one is the one who professes Okay, Manu is asylum believer. Okay.
Everybody got that? So Eminem, silent believer, men, they profess their religion, it's a quality in them. And then they recognize it, they acknowledge it, but it's not a quality in their lives, or they haven't devoted or dedicated themselves to reinforcing and practicing that quality. And it's become an or integrated itself as a part of their lifestyle. So in the Latina ermine, and the thing that we mentioned, the benefit of seeing it here in this area is that Allah subhanho wa Taala is starting off with the bare minimum, if you have this bare minimum, this is the bare minimum that is needed to qualify us as believers is you have to at least acknowledge and recognize what is correct.
What is the truth? What is the righteous path? Once you do that, then you can you have something to work with. You have something now to build on. Most Muslims that struggle living a righteous lifestyle is struggling with the beginning of this a sofa, for example. Tell me why you think, what are some of the reasons you believe? Why somebody a Muslim, will not pray? Or does not pray? Why do you think that happens?
We all know we all all of us here we know Muslims, we don't pray five times a day. Okay. Why do you think that happens?
Keep this a in mind.
Okay, sins weigh them down. Okay. Sure. So they're involved with a lot of other priorities and other habits in their life. Anything else?
Good. Faith is not it's kind of shaky, shaky here and there. Yep.
So your surroundings can have an influence right. Now, would you believe me? If I said to you that although all of your responses are correct, all of them are unacceptable. All of them are counted are unacceptable in terms of an excuse to not pray. Would you agree? Yeah. gratification. Instant gratification? Sure. So here's the idea. All of this links back to one problem.
fell out sadaqa while salah, while at King Caboto Allah. Allah says, because they didn't believe this is an another Surah they didn't believe they didn't see the truth. So they did not pray. Fail sadaqa they did not believe in the truth. What else Salah. So they did not pray. What do you learn from that? What is the truth that they didn't believe in?
Amen. Islam, they're not convinced enough that this is the truth. Because if you are convinced that Islam is the true religion of Allah, the outcome of that is submission to Allah.
So anytime you or somebody you know, struggles to live a righteous life.
Understand that that comes from
A problem that is deeply rooted in their heart, and it is directly linked to the strength of their faith in Allah. They're not 100% convinced otherwise, why would you allow yourself to trivialize perhaps the most important act of worship prayer? Why would you live and not pray? Because in the sight of Allah, the One who does not pray is dead. Right? spiritually dead.
Really like zombies on Earth, like no purpose, no future, none of that. So
don't take it for granted. Every time you see in a Latina m&r When we're talking about faith, it's horrendous way of reinforcing your faith in in Allah so that you can do the things that He tells us to do, which is what's going to happen next, take a look at this. Why middle Solly had and have done the good at so it's usually also translated as righteous deeds. Now, there are a few things here that I need you to to note, okay.
So take a look at some of the notes that well, there's a blank space there so you can jot in a couple of things right. So we already talked about in Latina Eminem. righteous deeds, the words or the phrase that is used as righteous deeds is AMILO Solly. Had it's this right here.
RMU is actions. The word for deeds is this one I need to. Now in Arabic, there are several words to describe to describe an action.
But there are two words in the poor end that are the most common words to describe actions. This is one of them are unusual. And the second one is fairly low or Fila. Now if you want to write that you can write it out, but just listen to it. Okay. You have ferula and you have Urmila. Farah that is more generic. I'm Allah, which is what's in this area is more specific. What is the to ferula is just any random action you do. You don't have to have an intention when you do Fila. So sitting, I don't, I don't think about Insha Allah, my intention, when I find that chair, I'm going to sit, you don't do that. You just sit. When you stand up, you just stand up when you walk, you just walk when
you eat us eat. Right? Alright, me, Lu, always, for something to be a righteous deed must have, or it must link to a pure intention. So write that down. When Allah talks about righteous deeds in the Koran,
it means that the action is linked to an intention. And that intention is to please Allah. Everybody got that? So the intention is not just what you're going to do? No. So let's say for example, you're going to eat
that can be a righteous deed, right? Because you're going to follow through certain instructions, you're going to make sure that your food is hidden, you're going to make sure that it's safe to eat, you're going to take a moderate amount, and you're going to follow all the etiquettes in the Sunnah of how to eat. So you've got all of those things in place. Now you sit down, and you eat, your heart is already pre programmed that when you eat,
why are you eating? Is it just because you're hungry? Or is there something that you're in charge of that you must take care of?
Why do we eat is it just because it's fun, it's nice part of life, we just do it we if we don't we'll die. Now, in essence, for a believer we eat because this is the nourishment that Allah blesses us with. We are grateful. And of course we do it for survival sake, and all of those things. But we don't really care if it's our favorite foods or not. What we care about is Allah provides. And we take advantage of that provision with gratitude with sincerity, and we're moderate. And when we're done eating, we say Alhamdulillah we praise Allah, all of those components go back to this word. So remember the difference. The generic word for action is just generic. It means all random actions
that we do we look we see we sit we stand, we sleep we wake up all those random things. We you don't set an intention to do those things. Both soon.
As you link an action to an intention, and the intention is to please Allah Now that act becomes unusual.
So, one last thing I want to ask you
Is that a righteous deed? Or is that just a random, random thing we do? Is that a ferric phyla? Or is it a emila?
Keep going, Yeah, you gotta
What if you don't even think about none of that you're just like caught, I'm tired and go to bed.
You may say your DUA before none of that you just like or you fall asleep on the couch? Is that an act of worship to Allah?
something has to happen. It is an act of worship. But I need you to say why? Why does it become an act of worship?
Because you did what? Yeah,
you understand. So you see what I'm saying. You got to have the intention, that when you're going to bed, you're not just going to bed because you enjoy sleeping so much. You're not just going to bed, just because you're tired. Those are the things that ignite or trigger the effects of sleep, but really deeply in your heart. It's your faith in Allah, you go to sleep, because you want to rest so that you can continue to perform righteousness for Allah each and every day you rest. So you can perform, then you rest, then you perform. This is why the famous narration of Solomon and Pharisee or the Allah Han, this is why it exists. So manual fallacy said, from this day forward, I'm never
going to never going to sleep, I'm going to cook my sleeping just an hour or so. I'm going to stop eating fast every day, and so on so forth. And the Prophet that he sought was salam when he heard that looked at him, and he says that your family has a right, meaning you gotta make time for them. You can't just be in worship and prayer all day, make time for them. And your body has a right. So when it's tired, and it's calling for sleep, what must you do, you'll give it sleep. Now, when you have that intention that I'm going to respond to the call of my body for the sake of Allah, this is an Amana, I need to rest my body and an end. Now your sleep just became unbeatable, right? It's all
about the intention. Well, I'm a little salty hat. Next word, see this word here, slightly hat. So I'm going to only do this in this area. And I won't do it again for the rest of the surah because the these verses will come up again. So I won't talk about the middle Salia hat again, step by step like I do in this area. So just make sure that you really capture the true meaning and essence of this verse Solly hat with a solid mean, righteous. Okay. Salih hat is plural.
So, here's a little bit of Arabic for you, okay?
If you say saw it.
You're talking about the doer of the auction. Okay. You say salah. This is the person who is doing the action. Allah says the war AMILO Solly hat. So he's talking about not the action, but the doer of the action.
So what's the difference? If Allah focused only on the action, then it doesn't matter who's doing it and how often they're doing it. And if they're consistent or not, as long as they've just done it, even if it's just once is counted by Allah. That's not the case in Islam.
When Allah orders us to do righteous deeds, he's not saying to you and me, just get it done just once. It's all good. Once you do it one time, you're good.
You go to the messenger just once, don't worry, you don't really have to go after that. That's not the message here. How do we know that? Because of the usage of this word, it's speaking to the doer, the one who's performing the action. So what you learn from that now is that Allah is looking at the individual who is doing the action on a consistent basis. So that form of the word Salah
is because it's focusing on the person who is performing the action on a consistent basis. So you don't get to get away with while I fasted one Ramadan. Isn't that good enough? No. As long as you're alive and you're able to you got to do it every year of your entire life. You don't just get to do it a couple times. And then okay, Hollis. I've submitted a lot
lot of Ramadan stolen good No, no. See how that works? Do you see how, how much deeper the message is in verses we read all the time. So now you understand it a little slowly what is far more than just righteous deeds. This is deeds with an intention. And you can't just performed that deed once or twice. It's got to be a part of you and it's got to be done consistently.
And let's finish this up. In LM we'll do a German accent, I'm Allah, Allah will not and we will not waste the compensation of those who excelled in their deeds.
For hear the ending of this verse,
this happens to all of us.
Can you remember moments where you do anything that's this is good, like you do just some nice act of kindness to somebody, but nobody appreciates it or sees it.
And you're like, man, if people only knew how I tried, if people only knew that, when I'm not around what I'm doing this, the ending of this verse reassures us, Allah is watching and he's counting everything for you. So you don't have to rely on people showing you gratification. Allah subhanaw taala is saying to us here, he will never ever waste the compensation of any good deed. Anything any little tiny deed you've ever done, when nobody in the world notices it or knows about it except you, Allah reassures you. I know I counted it. You know how this is going to look on the Day of Judgment.
In sudut Ali Imran Allah says
you omitted you do Kowloon FC marry me let me know Hi remark Dora. So on the Day of Judgment, our scales are broad in front of us right our skills of good deeds and bad deeds sorry. And the scale of good deeds Allah describes as a more thorough, more thorough means that the entire scale is brought in front of you and you can see all directions of the scale you know why that's important that imagery is important because then you end up seeing all of the good deeds you did that you yourself didn't think they counted like every you know in Ramadan and every day you know all those eat MOBOTIX you wish people and they wish you back? Is 100 Eaten why even bother keep Mubarak and he
just walk please smile? It's like nothing. On the Day of Judgment. Allah says more dada. You're gonna see every eight more Bartok you've ever given and responded to? Like, oh my god had all counted none of those salons we give 100 times a day Simon even somebody's gonna say you texted I want to hear from you receive Salam aleikum and you keep responding like salaam when somebody says I send my they they send their salaam to Hollywood Salaam and just go on with the conversation. You look at your scaling, oh my goodness, every single Salam was counted.
That's more dawdle that's in line with your actual Roman arson arm Allah, Allah will never ever be unjust when it comes to rewarding you.
And there are a lot of pages upon pages explaining this, you know, that Allah subhanaw taala has just no deed of benefits Allah in any way. So he doesn't need to hold back. You understand every ounce every miniscule deed you've ever done, it will be counted for something. And the same is vice versa as well. Even the bad deeds the things that we thought we'd never count, like if somebody just swears but he's like I'll just swear just said one curse word like what's the big deal? Then on that Day they see the one curse word it got counted?
Hula Kela whom Jen hula Kela whom Jana to integrity mentality Himmel and how
you Hello Nephi Harmon so we don't mean that has been one
way or you'll just want to say I'm Holderman soon to see what you stub Rakim tech ENFP or near Misawa will have sooner to Moto footpod. Okay. Those are the people that are going to have higher levels of Paradise from underneath them. Students What is Allah subhanaw taala referring to here?
Those are the people who is those
who are we referring to this group? Okay. All those who had a sincere intention and followed it up with a good righteous deed on a consistent basis.
They are going to have higher levels mean testing integer Iman takhti human and her higher levels of Paradise from underneath them. What is that? Meaning? More deeds you do more right
Just as you do, you, you're immediately upgraded from level one to level two. Then you do specific deeds, like let's say you, when your parents were alive, you serve them as best as you can. That is something huge in the sight of Allah. Okay, you got just upgraded to level number three, and then level number four. So Allah says the group here
that put forth that effort with a sincere intention. And by the way, just keep this in mind, you might want to note this down in verse number 30. Also, one benefit, I think, is really important for us to keep in mind, when Allah reassures us that he will never waste any compensation of reward is also an indirect way of Allah saying, Don't worry about the reward, I'll do it. You just focus on performance. You just focus on righteousness. Don't get caught up in is Allah gonna accept it or not? Or mine, maybe I should go back and do that. Just do your best and leave the rest to Allah. He'll take care of it. Allah is just, he's fair. He's kind, he's merciful. So just leave that to
him. He won't let anything go to waste. So they're upgraded, depending on the amount of deeds that they do. Then Allah describes this upgrade, okay. It's like when you go and you're upgraded into first class, then when you meet everybody in economy, you say to them, you know, your family or whoever you left behind your children or anybody you lay. Man, you should taste the tea in first class. And that dessert? Allahu Akbar
my chair turned into a water bed like you just start describing everything to them right? So look what Allah describes to us. They're going to be adorned and dressed from bracelets made of gold. You Hello Nithya mean sir with a cell where is like bangles or bracelets right. Minda hub, while the Sunnah Thea been hold on and they will also add clothing that are green and made of silk and heavy silk. Hold the Romans soon to sing one step rock. So these are just different grades of the quality of silk you have fine silk and then you have silk that is reinforced. Now keep in mind, none of these things that we see in the world is the same in the earth. Okay, so when we're talking about
gold, I don't think you're going to see the same goal that has to go through that whole purification process. You know, that's it's very labor and tedious work right. Very few people in the world can extract raw gold and put it through a purification process where it can be where it can be used in jewelry and other things where I'm wrong gold to the gold we see in store. That's not what the gold Allah subhanaw taala is referring to here. It's gold, but it's going to be completely different. And then everything else the clothing, the silk, all of it will be completely different.
And they are well dressed reclining back on large cushions, Motoki ENFP her aura ik you see this part of the verse here where it says reclining back on large cushions.
because there's a surah called Sumitomo toffee feel. Okay, some of you know this one way to learn more toffee
in that Surah towards the end. Allah says
the time who miss squiffy, the leak Ophelia turneffe Assume Alterna if you soon prior to that verse, aisle or aisle or or EQ young Varun idle Auro Ichi young Dorwin supermoto, 15, same word. I'll aura ik idle or or what is this talking about? This is what the idle aura is. See what I'm where I'm sitting, this is wrong.
And you just it's that couch that comes with like the pillows and your your head just sinks into and you don't know if you like you can see your children and you don't know nothing is perfect. It shapes your entire body. That's called IOL orotic. Now, why am I bringing up the SUTA to miltefosine version of that, in comparison to this? This is given to people who lived a life of righteousness. Correct?
In Sudha, Terry miltefosine It is given to the Muslims who are patient through a difficult and hard life in this world.
Is that connected to anything in this day and age? Yeah. So all the pain, all the problems, all of this suffering
it doesn't go to waste, and the people who die in that process, they just die in vain, no,
their turn and our turn will come. And Allah describes that the believers will sit back and recline on these chairs, all those who did wrong to them all those leaders that tortured and annihilated and exterminated their people, their population, the innocent, and, and, and, and the list goes on all the Faroe Islands of the planet, they will walk by and they will see you and me and sha Allah right, and they will see us reclining and they will reach out and beg for our assistance. And the response is, we will not help you today.
We will not help you today.
And it this goes back to an authentic narration of our Prophet it salat wa salam. If you don't, I divert from time to time, just so that your mind can have something else to think about when you hear and listen and experience everything that we do on a daily basis. Prophet Ali salatu salam told us a dunya seasonal movement lagenda told kapha, right, this world is a prison for the believer, and it is the paradise for the disbeliever.
What that tells us is
this is in no way going to be an easy life for us
is it just can't. No matter how rich and powerful and the admiration you get, for the believer, they will always always find pain and hardship in the worldly life. And obviously, some of us will experience that at a higher degree than others. But hopefully, it gives a little bit of reassurance that our time will come when all those that were unjust to us. We will see Allah execute his promise of what he will do and how he will do to them. Allah subhanho wa Taala promises you will see this come and the one of the ways you will see that all of you will be reclining on couches, and you will sit there just like He's unbelievable. Just like in the worldly life, when they sat in their lavish
office offices and buildings reclining on their sofas and chairs, watching you suffer your entire life. So now the tables get turned right?
Anybody have any thoughts on that? What is the significance of describing this in detail? So mentioning the color and the quality of the materials? It's made out of silk? And it's Drean?
Why those details? Let's be honest. Do you care what we were in agenda?
I don't care if I just have a pair of shorts and a T shirt.
agenda then it's like when somebody comes and asks me
Subhan Allah, you know, we, those of you because when people hear me speak me like, Oh, he's so lucky. You're speaking the language of Jannah. And I look at them and I say
who cares? Like if we spoke Chinese and
as long as we're there doesn't matter what you speak. I learn Arabic because of other reasons, right? I don't care what's there. What Why does Allah tell us this anyway?
What do you what do you think about that?
Previously, he gave us graphic details of hellfire. Okay.
So he's giving us the same same sensation. Okay. Good. That is definitely one area to think about. We got the complete opposite in the previous verses description in detail of the punishment and how the fire will blaze and so on so forth. One of the wisdoms behind why you'll see these additional details is, you know, how, if I if I buy you a sweater, right?
And I show you and you get the sweater, you pull it out of the bag, and you're like, Wow, I love this sweater. Then I say to you, yeah, and the quality is made in Italy with the finest material.
How like, what do you start to feel when you hear that? Do you just care now that it's just a nice sweater?
Or do you is there something else that make
To appreciate the sweater even more, you told me
we feel more honored. They feel more honored. Listen to these words. You'll feel more honored what else.
So I tell you, this is one of the highest most expensive, purest quality of sweaters you can buy on Earth.
And there's only one and you have it.
You will cherish it more, you will appreciate it more. Every time you put it on, it's always going to be like you're putting it on for the first time. You'll only save it for the best occasions like you're not going to go do gardening work in your backyard with the sweater on.
When Allah gives us these details, is poor ends way of basically treating you with royalty. You're not just going to drink from a glass. You're going to drink from a glass that is made out of crystal. You're not just going to live in a home that's built in jet. The bricks the profit Aliso Tucson described, they're made out of gold and silver. It's an additional touch of honor and royalty that Allah blesses you with.
And I think that that is truly like amazing because that is an extension of Allah's mercy. We are not even asking Allah for that. You know what we're asking for? Or Allah gives me gender. It's just like the famous hadith of Abu Hurayrah or the logline. He said Ask Allah not for Jana. But what Jenna tool Phil dos.
So some of my students, you know, used to say, Yeah, but chef, I mean, like, if I just if I was a homeless person in Japan, I'd be happy. I don't even need a house. People just throw me through a window or something. I'm good. Let's just roam around homeless and I'm happy. No, you're missing the point. Allah wants us. So here's another wisdom why these details are described. Allah wants us to aim high in life. Like, if you can afford like, if you damage your car, key, lots of Muslims do this, right? They damage their car or they get into an accident, okay, so like a handle is broken, or the bumper has a hole on it. They can afford to fix it. But they duct tape it all together. They
put some you know, piece of paper and spray paint like they just and then when he doesn't like you want to take your car to a body shop. Yeah.
This world is temporary. Oh, this is nothing. That's not the point.
The Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us that when you choose a camel, choose a wise strong and fit camel, choose a healthy animal. And when you tie your camel, tie it and take care of it.
That's translated to that. Whatever means you have, make sure you do what's necessary to present yourself in a way that you know everything in your life, you strive for the best. Imagine now if Muslims, all of us on a consistent basis across the board, adopted that same mentality that everything we do we strive and strive for the best, as best as we can. Whatever means Allah gives us that's what our aim is. You know, Subhan Allah, we're getting this course on just achieving your potential for free in the Quran, where there are professionals that go to experts who have like five day conferences, pay them five or $6,000. To hear them say the exact same thing. Here's how you're
going to strive for excellence. You're going to start off by cleaning your room, you're going to vacuum your house, you're going to make sure that was clothing with your socks that have holes on the heel, you're going to throw them in the garbage. Allah already gave us all those instructions throughout the Quran. The believer is always always at his or her best in everything they do. Okay, so those are just some of the wisdoms why these details are described to us. It's an honor.
And a thought lab where as soon as motor tuffa.
And how beautiful
to have cushions. What an awesome reward and how beautiful a place it is to find peace and comfort. What is the greatest reward in jedna students? This word right here.
The greatest greatest pleasure and reward of Jana
is this word here. That's why one of the names of Jana is Darussalam. The place of peace.
When we say peace, by the way, not in the literal meaning,
right, it's not like okay, I don't have no kids.
Breathing in my ears anymore. None of that No. Meaning that you will always and forever on a permanent base now like, all the worries are over all the stress is gone. There's nothing to cry about anymore. There's nothing to be concerned about. All of those have now disappeared. You will live a life of complete peace and gratitude. And that will be your forever life.
What's the greatest reward in the worldly life?
In this world, what is the greatest blessing? It's the same word.
Yeah, let the author hammer home endure what men are home in health. So let tells us the two greatest blessings in the world. When you're hungry, you'll find food. That's one and number two, when you're scared, Allah takes care of you. Allah gives you security and peace. Those are the two greatest rewards in the worldly life. And interestingly enough, they are also the two greatest rewards in jedna.
They're also the two greatest rewards piece. And also foods are the greatest pleasures and rewards agenda as well.
previous water above torches or whatever word Okay, giving clothes bracelets. It means right? You're treated this way. And it's put on for you. You guys know that as well. You don't have to get dressed in Jannah
like you don't have to dress yourself. You will be dressed you you will be clothed. You don't have to bend down and put on your you don't have to like shove your arms in a snow. That's too much work.
There's no labor agenda.
You just sit there and the clothing will be brought on to you.
You want to eat anything.
You don't have to be like okay, I want to make I want to make an order and verbalized. You don't have to verbalize anything. Whatever is in your heart is immediately brought in front of you. You see like a nice orange you know Jana has trees and these trees will have will bear fruits. So if you see one that you like or your heart desires for like a nice orange, the tree will go down in the rural core. It'll bow down to you and the orange will appear in your hand.
Yes too much work if you have stand up pick the Naaman that's worldly life stuff. You don't do any of that agenda. So that's why when we think about the word moto tough ah, this word here we already came across this word riff on is like complete comfort. No effort or pain or struggle whatsoever. Okay,
okay, yella verse number 32. Well Dodi below who Metha love Raju lane. Let's go on to the second story now. Okay. The second story, the story is all about gratitude. And the consequence of those who showed this gratitude to Allah.
Give them an example of two men we made for one give an example of two men. So here's how the story is going to start off two men. We made for one of them to gardens. So one man has two gardens. And in these gardens we made of grapes, the most expensive vine yards and grapes and surrounded both with palm trees to protect and between the two of them we have crops. So how many persons are we talking about here? Two, how many gardens are we talking about here? Two, is it for both of them or two each?
We made for them. We made for one of them?
How many gardens? Are we made for one of them? Two gardens.
So both of them have two gardens. How do we know this? Cuz then Allah says Made of grapes and surrounded both with palm trees. Okay, so this two gardens for one person is surrounded with palm trees. So we're only talking about how many persons right now we're talking about one. But there has to be two because it's going to come up next right? It's not one person here.
Just bear with me. Okay. I just want you to just make sure you imagine this correctly. Okay. You're one person so far that has two gardens. And this garden is truly beautiful. Like the the way that it's been designed, it's been designed to flourish and to bear them
Almost perfect of fruits at the most perfect time of the year, and the most expensive of them. So whether it be grapes and other fruits and vegetables, the highest quality of fruits are in these two gardens. And in these two gardens, we surrounded both with palm trees as well. It's very beautiful, right? So you've got these two gardens, and you've got like this nice fence of palm trees all around.
And then we'll have F now who may be nothing. And between the two of them, so you have the two gardens. Between the two of them. You have more crops. So now you have these two gardens. They're surrounded with palm trees in between them. There are other different crops, different fruits and vegetables that are there. So there's a variety, they are of the highest quality. Okay? Now remember, we said two men because how did the areas start?
Raju lane, two men. So far, we're only talking about one to tell Jenna Taney and Ted Aquila. The entirety of the two gardens produced its fruits.
Not one inch did not produce. So these two gardens now flourished. Every single plant or seed that was placed in the ground would bear fruits. So this is the peak of a successful year for any farmer. Right? They don't have to worry about any infestation or any drought or any of that stuff. Everything came out 100%. Okay.
Not one interesting. And those two gardens didn't wrong in any way. And we cause a river to flow between the two of them. So when I'm lovely men who say, What does Allah mean when he says that they didn't wrong?
In any way? What does that mean?
Well, I'm totally men who shaped
meaning that they were
the two gardens were planted, they were cared for. The farmers worked without cheating anybody without stealing, it was complete, honest, work hard labor. They didn't do anything wrong. They didn't try to trick anybody. They didn't try to do unlawful business or cheat anyone in any way, shape or form. Right? They didn't want when they were to measure and calculate their property that didn't shave off a couple extra meters on their neighbor's property. No, everything was completely perfect. So when you see what I'm totally mean, who say they did the most honest and perfect way to bear these fruits. And We caused a river to flow beneath the two of them. So we have to garden
students, you have the crops in the middle, then you also have the stream, like a canal of water going through it. Why is that there by the way? should be obvious. irrigation, right? Okay. And you see this tradition is still practice till this day, farmers all over the world, especially in the dry countries, you'll see these canals that they manually dig. So when it does rain, or when they do water their farms, you know, it'll provide a stream that will reach places that they don't even have to walk towards. Right. Everything will get water. Okay.
What Canada who? semitone fatale Sahibi. We're still on the first guy, the one who had a lot of fruit
Okay. And when he the man with the garden converses and said, I have more than you and more dignified than you. So what happened here? This person that we're talking about that has these two gardens? What is he doing right now?
He's going now and he converses with himself or somebody else. Good. So now you see this is where the second person is introduced. But here's what's really interesting.
There is no mention of the other person. There is only a mention that a conversation is happening to someone else. Allah didn't say another person is there and he conversating with him. Why do you think that is? Yep.
So he did say to
somebody there, man, woman, who knows somebody, why not specify like, in the beginning of this story, we know it was two men are a two lane, but here now it's just there's somebody there saw it could also mean like, they knew each other. They were neighbors maybe the walk by or they became friends at
Some point, why not mention or at least specify who he was. Because the second person now is the one we're going to see. That basically disobeyed Allah in the worst way. They don't deserve to be recognized and poor and does this constantly. When it comes to the wrong doors, unless there's a specific lesson that needs to be highlighted, unless there's something significant, they're not even worthy of mentioning who they are or where they came from. It's just, you know, your alluded to that there is somebody there and that's all, no more details about them. So Allah says, okay, the one who had a lot of fruits, so the first person and when he with a garden conversa. So now there's a
conversation that happened, and said, I have more than you and I'm more dignified than you. See goes now and he tells this other one.
Man, look at my gardens.
How's yours going? Yeah, I see you started digging with I don't see nothing too bad. You want to try one of my oranges. It's that kind of conversation, right? Our version of that is like probably today, like, you know, somebody comes to you and like, man.
Just got my second BMW, you know? So how was your bike?
You see that in direct condescending attitude. My Subhanallah can't tell you how common that is. For people to do like these indirect messages just to kind of like embarrass you. So yeah, see, you're still driving the tire? Is the engine light still on? Yeah.
Yeah, just like, poke like these little cheap shots to humiliate you. So yeah, you know, the board. Smith third. I don't have any room for all these BMWs I don't know. He's gonna leave it here at the masjid.
Stuff like that.
Like real wasteful, arrogant, prideful talk. That's what's happening here. He's not just like, you know, saying, Oh, you look like you're struggling. He's actually spelling it out. I have more money than you. And I'm way more, you know, successful. I'm way smarter. I stand out way more than you. So this is a real blunt straight up conversation of pride and arrogance coming from one person, right? And exome income as long as una foto as from isn't means power. So he's also saying like, no matter how hard you try with your gardens, you will never ever surpass me.
So that's the, that's the the scene is now set. Okay?
What they'll call a janitor who have wall volume, weirdly enough, see?
Let's take a look at some of the notes here that you have before we go on. So people who are wealthy develop an attitude to be obnoxious, especially to the poor, you agree. So verse number 34, take a look at the first point for know, people that are wealthy in general, right? Not every single person obvious is like this general, develop an attitude to become obnoxious, arrogant, prideful, superior. And the demonstrate that more. When we say poor, we're not talking about people on the street, just people that they know, have not reached their level of wealth and success. Okay?
I don't have to spell this out to you. Not only do we see this in the world, we see this even in masjids we see this in the relationship in masajid. Across the world, you know, those who are given certain roles and positions. Some of them carry this sense of control and pride, like, you know, I built this place, and you have a certain level of conversation you can have like they they set that tone with you that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam have anything like that, where he had like a special room designed for him? You know, he only would ride the most prestige camel. No, no. As a matter of fact, there were many times he's sitting amongst with his companions, right? And a visitor
would come and see him. And you know how it it is custom in many cultures that when you know, a guest walks in like an honorable guest walks, walks in, what do we do? Stand up. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam. One time this happened to him, his companions when they saw him entering the tent, they stood up he got so angry.
And he ordered to them never do this with me again. So they understood the lesson right? He wanted to be
just like anybody else, or below them. So it took some time, but they eventually train themselves to not stand. Then other companions who came to visit the prophet Isaiah to Solomon, he's sitting with all these companions.
Other Companions would walk in and be like,
which, which one of you is Rasul Allah, he's sitting right there in front. And they can't tell because why he's dressed like everyone else. He's eating like everyone else. He's sitting where everyone else sits, he's not no private office and where he's sitting in the cafeteria, in the diet dinner table, or on the floor, and the same carpet with everybody else, that guests could not even recognize who's the Prophet there has to be pointed out to him. It happened one time, though, when a group came from Yemen, to visit him, and it was their culture that you stand when you honor somebody like the prophesy Selim, right. So when they walked in, they met him and they noticed that all the
They literally call them out away. Like, why didn't you guys stand up for your profit? Like, how do you guys are so you guys don't know how to respect him. And our promises, Saddam had to put those guests in their place as well. says like, you know, literally, this is not from our deen and we don't welcome that. If people do it out of their own kindness, fine. But that's not an expectation that a believer has with anybody. You see, like this, the level of humility, right? That that selfless attitude, that's that's a part of our iman, if you don't have humility in life, you don't have true aemet. If you struggle, if are you or somebody you know, like if somebody struggles with
humility, it's a sign of weak faith, weak Eman. That's not something that you just switch on your Eman has to control you. That's our that's a tough thing to do. Takes a lot of training and time. So they said I have more money, they're more dignified in you, okay. Remember, he goes up and he initiates the conversation. Then he says, By the way, I have more money than you. So that's an example, you know, that I wrote there at the bottom. So another thing to just keep in mind is the person who has these two gardens, they went and initiated the conversation. So imagine this poor guy is working on his garden. And he's really struggling. He's trying to just figure out Tom, man,
there's another mouse that ran there. Where did this snake come from? How come this dirt is so difficult? He's sitting there trying to figure out and this guy walks over. Yeah, so you're still digging? And just sparks the conversation with him. Right? What does that tell you about the guy who started this conversation? What's in his head right now?
What is he thinking about?
Same things that we're talking about the pride the arrogance is already there. Now he wants to like, execute and illustrate that attitude. Now.
This is something anybody who struggles with pride has this problem.
When when someone has pride, they look for opportunities to illustrate the pride. It's not something that you keep to yourself, you can't otherwise it would not be called pride anymore. Pride only becomes pride when it's demonstrated and illustrated to others. Otherwise, you can just be like, you can't harbor pride from within. Even if you don't verbalize and say anything prideful. Others will still see pride in you in what way through what
through the way you walk, maybe right through the way you sit, you know, you have a certain way like, you know, just a walk of arrogance. Allah actually highlights this in a poor end. What are you Bedell ramen, Latina yam schoon, Island, Aldi. Hona. Unless there's a true servant of Allah, when they walk, they walk with a sense of Hona weakness, which means that you can actually walk with a sense of pride. And then there's a different posture or style of walking, that demonstrates weakness, meaning it demonstrates the opposite of that. So him initiating this could have happened through his words, or he just had that attitude in it, but he, the point is, he has to come out.
Nobody can ever keep and harbor pride with it. It has to come on. That's one of the reasons why pride is one of is a major sin in Islam. Because it doesn't affect you alone. It affects everyone around you. Okay, yep.
Yes, we should be
There is a fine line. No, no, you're right. There is a fine line between confidence and pride. Can anybody tell me what that is?
All of this has been ironed out clearly in our * era.
Are we like is there a sense of pride that is allowed in Islam? Yeah.
Yeah, and the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam told us specifically what they are? Does anybody know what they are? It's one Hadith that he describes that you are allowed to demonstrate this good pride in you. Ie confidence. What is that? Nobody No?
confidence in what? Pardon me.
That's your homework.
Find the hadith of our Prophet it salat wa salam that allows you to at least show or demonstrate confidence. Okay?
It mean, it's not really our conversation. So I'll just, I'll just mention it to you. Because it's kind of a side point of what we're talking about. It's in worship.
It's in work, it's in your tequila. So you are allowed to demonstrate confidence and strength in your tequila, like, you know, any afterwards, or whether you're praying, whether you're fasting, whether you're giving charity, you are allowed to when you give to encourage others, and you can say things to them, like, you know, this is an organization that I give to on a regular basis, they're really good, they'll take care of you, you should give as well. He's not saying I gave to this organization, because I can afford to you make some door and see what happens. He's not doing that. He's literally just saying humbly like, you know, I have confidence in them. So go ahead, this
Masjid go to the special because the people here they're really, really nice. The administration is really, really nice. Like when you go there, great hotbeds, great talks, great lectures, great Imam, all of that good stuff. That's not pride that says you you're confident in where you are. And when you come to a place like this. It brings out that confidence that you come up, you're learn something, your worship has become better, you got closer to all of those things. So in telco in general, you are allowed to demonstrate and illustrate a bit of that. I mean, we call it pride, but it's more linked towards confidence, optimism, things like that. But is there a fine line between
the price? What is the separator between confidence and the pride that we're talking about here? What's the separator? Yeah.
It's awesome. It's been like,
let's try to get the truth.
Down. Good. That's one way Definitely. 100%. Right. So truth comes to you. And you just rejected because of arrogant and prideful reasons, like, you don't want to take instructions from somebody below you. You know, like, sometimes when the employee will come to the President and be like, I really think you should change this rule. Because it'll make your business so much more efficient. He or she might say, you might know you're telling the truth. You're absolutely right. But never tell you that. Like, okay, okay, thanks, get back to work. And then they'll go into the office with the rest of their board and be like, here's what I want to initiate. I've been thinking about this
for quite some time. Never linking it back to somebody who was working in the warehouse, right? That's Pride. Pride is also the separator between competencies also linked back to of course, the intention. If the intention is to be superior, above others. Immediately, that becomes pride in anything. The moment the moment, whatever it is, you say or do is linked to an intention that you are above whoever you're talking to. That's pride. Doesn't matter if you're saying the right thing.
It's going to be hard on and it won't be accepted. Maybe your advice might get somewhere with that individual. They will get rewarded for listening to you and striving you get nothing as a matter of fact, you get punished. Even though you said the right thing. Allah could punish you. Okay, it's this this is our Redeemer our deen is clear cut. There's no fooling around with our deen you can't mess with a lesbian right
well alright, let's just let's just finish this up line sooner photo learn on Okay, nothing else. A number 35 What can What the hell agenda Hua Hua volley Moon NFC, then he goes back to his garden, and he did wrong to himself and said this is never going to dry up. So what ends up happening here.
Then he goes back to his garden, who goes back to his garden, he goes back to what garden
The person who came in initiated the conversation or the person he's talking to
the one who initiated the conversation. He went back to his garden. Okay.
Now he did something terrible. What does he do? He wronged himself, volley. Molina. Here's the same word.
We saw it here 12 limb. Now we see law limb.
What did I tell you the difference between the doer of the action and the action itself.
Same word, but now it's in the form of the doer of the action. So when Allah says he wronged himself,
What is Allah telling you about how he wronged himself?
He, he constantly does this, this is not a one off situation where he went up to this guy and just like made fun of him. This person has a problem doing this with people. It's been doing this for quite some time. So he got the title of somebody who was known to do this sort of thing. Okay, so he goes back to his garden, Lena FSI and said, Parliament of Entebbe there has he ever done this is never going to dry up this garden is so perfect, nothing's gonna happen. So take a look at some of your notes, materials, materialism leads to a focus in this world and forget the Hereafter. This mentality of course exists today. Allah subhanaw taala took care of you in dunya. So I should be
taken care of in the effort to see that last point there. I meet a lot of Muslims who believe that if they are blessed now they have stability and success now that that translates or transitions into the earth or automatic transition. Like if I have it here, it's going to go the exact same way and better in the outfield. And there is absolutely no guarantee whatsoever. Like no matter how good life is here, you still have to put forth the same effort to get it in the ghetto like anyone else okay.
What Malvan was sat at a poor inner while eroded to Isla de la and he didn't know how you're on minha Moncada.
So verse number 36. Yeah
And I don't think that the day of judgment will come
Wow, look what he says here. And don't think the day of judgment will come even if I was returned to my master I would find compensation for taking me away and give something better given something better what is he saying here? What is he really trying to say here
I would find compensation whether it will deter you he then the higher on minha one caliber and given something better
What is he trying to say here?
So he's saying that how he's saying that how I would find compensation. In other words, like if he was to die now.
He would still find better in the era anyways. So he would be given something better later on. So no big deal. So in other words, he's got the same attitude that we just mentioned that if he's good in the worldly life,
he's got nothing to worry Allah will take care of me and compensate me anyways and give me something better. I'll get even more treasure more luxury in the Ophira now, are you allowed to say that like are we allowed to say
Inshallah, you know, all of this struggle that I go through local remote reward me and I'll get something better now that I like to say that
because I said in sha Allah, that's the separator I said in sha Allah, so I can't have my confidence in the Astra is worthless unless I have in sha Allah attached to
okay, this this question, the answer will come very shortly. polylevel Sahiba. Who who are you? How will I get for terribile let the Halacha came into Rob, his friend said to him who's talking now?
Person one or person two. Now number two came back
This is really interesting.
Person, one first man. He's at his garden and these just last, right and things reminiscing about the day of judgment and everything's gonna be good
person to the second man, this time comes to him. What does he come to him to say? Set to him whilst he was the one who initiated the conversation? Are you being ungrateful to Allah pause?
Think about the scenario that just unfolded, this man was approached by the first one. And the first one literally put him down in the worst way embarrassed him, humiliated him and so on.
And it looked like this is not the first time person one was doing this, because Allah called him the violin. So maybe this first were as they were starting to put their garden together, and it was doing this on a consistent basis, right?
It didn't stop person number two, to go back and do what?
To go back to him and do what? Give him some advice.
What do you learn from that?
Don't ever let anyone stop you from doing what's right, for standing up? For what is right.
Is there is that message not relevant today? It's all relevant today.
Don't ever let your voice remain quiet when you are standing up for that which is right that which is just this person number two, has every reason to mind his own business
to feel intimidated by person one is every reason
doesn't stop him to do or at least give some advice that this guy could change and do what's right. goes right up to his face. And he says, okay, effort.
Are you going to be ungrateful? So Cafaro Cafe does not mean disbeliever cafe or Kapha? One of the meanings in operand is also somebody who's ungrateful. Okay, because I'm being ungrateful leads to call for it leads to disbelief, right? Somebody can exit the fold of Islam by not being grateful. Okay, so in this context, he's asking him like, are you going to just remain this way? Like you're not grateful? Okay to Allah, the One who created you from dirt liquid, he's saying, right? Hello, caca mentor, Rob, this is the worst sentence for somebody who has pride to listen to. This is the hardest area to read,
to remind them, where they came from. So this person number two, knows exactly what he's saying. Like he's, he's probably been thinking about this for some time, and then approached him. So if you're going to have pride and think you're untouchable, let me just remind you, dude, you're from the dirt just like anybody else. Okay, thumb, Minh northa. Then from fluid just like anyone else, your process of production is same as every single one of us. Okay?
Then thumb, so workout or jewelry, then he fashioned you as the person you are. It's just missing there. Actually. It should be then he fashioned you to a man. Right? You have it in your notes. Okay. So you fashion you intimate? Why? Why? Why this step by step. So three things? Why are you being ungrateful, number one. Number two, you are created just like anybody else. And number three, you grew and became somebody that you are just like anybody else, like, there are others who put forth the same effort is you that could also achieve the same things. And they're grateful, why can't you be grateful? So he's basically saying is basically shattering the idea that it was you and
you alone? No, it's not you and you alone. So he took that whole mindset out of him now. So there's a little bit of Derawan, a little bit of wisdom, how you approach the subject of pride with anybody, right? So what you learn from this, the scholar says that
whenever you're dealing with pride, this is the starting point. You go back to the beginning.
You see you go back and you have conversations like Do you remember before you got this amazing job before you got this amazing car? You remember two years ago while you were driving? Remember two years ago where you were where you were?
Living, you were in your mother's basement, right? Just because now you have this lavish, beautiful home, just don't forget that man, you gotta be grateful. Because the same way Allah took you out of that space. What makes you think Allah can't take you out of this space? Right? You know, I knew, I meet lots of people over the years, but there's one person that I can never forget that he is literally the definition of pride and arrogance that I've ever met in my whole life, right? And Subhan Allah, Allah showed this individual, the consequence of his arrogance and pride pretty much every day of his life, and he just couldn't see it. Right. And this is back in my younger days as a
student unlearning this stuff. So when I observe it in him, I used to have like similar conversations like why do you talk like that? geese have this like attitude that you know, this people a they they're not smart when they work that's why they're struggling. They're not smart. They don't they don't have to make good decisions you can make like these like condescending, you know, rude remarks and judge people and things like that. He bought a brand new car one day, right? Brand new, he's driving it out. He's telling me he drove it out to the dealer and he said that the agent that sold him the car said Listen man, congratulations. Great you know this is a beautiful
cars top of the line you're gonna really enjoy it hard work pays off. He said that when he heard the agents say to him that hard work pays off. He turned to the agent and said to him
not actually you know, you just got to be smart. And that said he walked away like he's like okay take care, gets in his car drives up so he's he drives out of the lots there's a traffic light right there to exit the light. Car behind him came and totaled his car. And he immediately went to the hospital for three days. Destroyed from outside.
Just few meters. Now the car done. So when he's telling me this story, I'm like, Subhan Allah min. Allah has a way of teaching us reminding us you know who's really in charge?
Subhan Allah, He says, Inshallah, you know, just gotta be smart. I'll work hard and we'll get another one.
No wonder Allah says
that even if you have an add atom's weight of pride, it will show up on the day of judgment on your scale.
Just an Adam's weight of pride, like an amount of pride you cannot see or know or recognize, but you feel it shows up on the Day of Judgment. That is why the poor man is so strict on the subject. Right, no humility, no Eman pride extinguishes and destroys Eman gradually, you will eventually lose it, you will lose Iman it can't those two things cannot sit simultaneously in the heart at the same time. They cannot coexist. So for this person, what I wanted you to just take from this A is just really that he had the courage he didn't mustered up the courage he thought about what he wanted to say. And the words of choice and the things that he says to this meant they were carefully thought
That King The Hula, hula rugby.
And this is verse number 38. No, but as far as little of me, let Kyna who hola hora de la wala Cherie, Kobe he or wala, Cherie, Kobe, Rob being a herder. For credit look. So who's talking here by the way, person one or two? Good. So person two. He says as far as little me, let kinah see this word here.
This word here. See this tiny little circle?
It what's in the Koran? It demonstrates like
how we say in English petite. Okay, this smallest, tiniest version of whatever the subject is. So in this case, he's talking about himself.
So he's like, that's why I translated as little tiny me. You might hear speakers say things like, and myself this poor miskeen soul, and they refer to themselves. Yeah, my humble self, my poor miskeen this poor slave of Allah. It's not like what the MC was saying would have shaped so and so who has touched the lives of 10 million people. And he will touch us to like none of that. He just comes out he wipes out like look, I'm just a slave like anybody else. That's that can now so then he says he he reaffirms his shame.
her to pretty much right and it's faith with Allah He is Allah my master and I will not associate anyone with my master. He's he's still talking to Person number two, yes.
This sentence this area after this this one
after telling him these a few things about where person one is, Why say this? Why talk about yourself and reaffirm yourself in front of Person Number one, why do that?
What's the wisdom behind that?
So he just gave some advice to person one.
Then he started talking about himself person two, why? Why didn't he just stop there and be like, Look, this is my advice to you or walk away.
Like such a nice person and stuff, but he's your attorney coming from his mindset.
So person number number one isn't being like there's no sense of pride or arrogance in the sentence at all.
Because he's like, look, I'm telling you, you got to be grateful. You from dirt. Okay, so, and me?
Allah is my is my Creator. I don't associate nobody with Allah. Now think if your person number two, hearing that from person one.
Why say that?
See this question I'm asking you
see this question I'm asking you.
I went through five Tafseer books on this surah five different types of books. Only one tip, see or ask this question, I'm asking you about this area. So one scholar, thought about this and put it in his Tafseer.
And that's why I'm asking you.
He also says it almost sounds like this area.
shouldn't be there. But of course, it's there. Allah knows more than we do. Right? So it's there. So we got to understand why he said this. And the you know, the shift gives a whole ton of reasons which I'll share with you in a second. But I just want to pick your brain. Why do you think this? Like the weight comes off? He's like, pretty much telling person number one there, he's pretty much telling him. I am everything you need to be because I only trust Allah and I will never associate him. You got to get to where I am. It's almost as if he kind of turned the tables on him. And he's like, this is where I am right now is for you, man. Get your act together. Okay, by
walking the clock.
Again, walking the talk.
It's not just what a lot of us meaning Muslims today do. We just talk the talk, but not everybody actually walks the walk. Right? That's why Allah said in another Surah Yeah, yeah. Hola, Xena. MnO people are V min, limiter, coluna mela to file? Why is it that you say things that you yourself don't practice?
So he re assures person he's talking to listen, what I'm saying to you. I practice it.
See the difference? As opposed to ask for me. I worship Allah. Don't associate I'm good. Not that he's like, listen, Allah is my true Master. I trust Him and Him alone and I don't associate I don't commit shirk. It's that kind of language that he's giving. So he shows that not only is he giving this advice, but this advice he also has given to himself and he practices this advice. You know, how we say actions speak louder than so his actions. This area is about his actions. Now, I'm not just telling you this. I do this myself. Do you see how different now that advice the advice is at its peak in terms of effect and power? Like it's at its peak when people see your talk in you?
Yeah, so yeah, this is more of confidence here. Right? And because how you know that we don't have any reason or reason to assume otherwise. So the default is you always have a person and you think the best of what's happening here. And the fact that he said who Allah like he acknowledges that Allah is his master. You can eliminate pride right away.
All of you as well as myself. God
You know, I'm glad you said that if the Imam didn't say that,
is that does that like should we read into that any further? Or
how would it be because that sentence wasn't mentioned? Or would you see the possibility like there's pride in this man through other things that he says and does? So here's the remember this guy's This is a principle in our deen we never assume anything bad or negative or pessimistic on anybody unless there's reason to the default is always a concept called horsnell One we always think positive of someone unless there's a reason to think otherwise. That's the default of a believer. My goodness if that was like the way of life for Muslims all over the world, right if that's the way we always thought of each other what a world what a life it would be Subhanallah
previous as the person
did you disbelieve you don't actually claiming that you are.
Bro, you can write a whole dow of course on the previous day, literally, you can dissect and write an entire Darwin course on it. Right, step by step. Like that's the beauty of Quran that should just reaffirm to you like this is Allah's words, so comprehensive, and it's so precise and perfect at the same time. Okay, so just remember what I said to you. We always think the best of each other unless there is some reason to think otherwise. Right? So just remember that what hola is the halt. Okay, so let's just take a look at some of the notes here. heartfulness was not original, okay, no, that's just some language. His ego is so small, he can't even pronounce the who.
That's interesting. I didn't even realize I wrote that. So you see the second point where I where it says his ego is so small. That goes back to this.
let Kyna smoke him. Yeah. So let Kyna is also it includes everybody. So you can also translate this as me and everybody else that thinks and lives the same way as me. So he doesn't just single himself out. As I'm the only one that is this humble. But he also includes one way to also look at the area is that he includes everyone else who is like him, we're all the same. So it's like me saying to you, you know,
I went and I studied because I just had it in me. As opposed to me saying to you, you know, students like be when we went to study, you know, we really worked hard, you say I'm not just talking about myself and everything is we we we students like myself, students that I met, we we when we studied, we we when we went everything's just in plural, but I'm not
focused just on me and me alone, right? It's interesting just to keep in mind, everybody knows what shark is.
Forget the examples there. Everybody knows what shark is.
Shark is, you might hear it as associating with Allah.
What that means is so so remember this, okay? Because if you say associate partners with Allah,
that is not the most common type of shirt you experience or see in this day and age, like you're not going to walk down the street and see somebody praying to a tree. You know, you're not going to see somebody there's like a massive statue beside them all and he's just sitting you know, you might see it here and there in certain areas, but Sheldrick is when you give rights of Allah to something or someone else,
okay, that's shift so that now you can see how it encompasses so many other things. shirk is when you take the rights of Allah and you put those rights on something or someone else
will Allah will Lola if the halter Jana Coulter, masha Allah, there's less as students?
Well, Lola, if the halter Jana tikka, Poulter, masha Allah, why wasn't it the case that as you walked into your garden, you said, Masha, Allah.
So, take a look at the first point for me, I wrote in your notes, we went from Alhamdulillah the beginning of the surah
to in sha Allah.
Now we got to Masha Allah
All right, so we already talked about unhemmed We already talked about in sha Allah. Now we're at Masha Allah.
Okay, so who's talking here by the way in this a who's speaking person one or two?
Person two. Okay, the poor one right?
He's saying why wasn't it the case that as you walked into your garden you say Masha Allah there is no power in existence except with Allah. If you really see me as less than you in terms of money in terms of money and children
and Columbian Camella well
if you really see me as less there's something missing her
let me see if I have a cure then you
apologize Oh no, no, no, that is correct. If you really see me as less than you are, it should be you are in terms of money and children. No, no, that's not correct. Hold on. And Torani occular Minca Molang well let it I know it should be that then you would see me as somebody less than you in wealth and children. Yeah. In Tony so you will see me as someone less than you
Yeah, you guys it's just the pump the comma has to be erased yeah
Yeah, you can add someone or you can just leave it as is but it's the comma that's that shouldn't be there. Just erase or cancel out that please. Yeah.
There's a lot to there's a lot to dissect in this a.
That one thing I will say to you and then we'll pause when do you use Masha Allah
we use Masha Allah all the time. Windy when so just lay it out to me how do we use Masha Allah
when you appreciate something okay
when you feel sad again
made me feel pride Okay, so the the confidence the optimism okay
you say mashallah,
I don't mean I don't usually say this right.
the way that all of you have just mentioned is technically incorrect. That is not the Sunnah way of using Masha Allah.
When you see something beautiful, we say Masha Allah right? The Sunnah way of doing the prophetic way is you say Allahumma barik or Allah blessa Masha Allah in the Sunnah is only about yourself and things that you own. So if I go outside or I have new shoe I'll be like mashallah, my shoes are looking great. But if I see your shoes, said wow Allahumma barik that's the Sunnah way that doesn't mean that when you say Masha Allah to Sunday oh my god doesn't count No, no, there is still goodness in that it still counts inshallah but if you really want to use it precisely and well, like the earlier Matt don't have any issue when you say Masha Allah to somebody else, like, it's not a it's
not a big deal. But because we're students, you're not going to hear me give a hotbed about this, because we're students. Some of these little technicalities are interesting, right? So just keep that in mind. The sooner way when you see something and you want to say Masha Allah, you what you really should say is Allahumma barik Oh Allah bless it. You're making dua but everything that you have so teach your children this as well everything that they have and whenever you talk about yourself, masha Allah that's the precise way of using it.
When Allah speaks of himself, I like this question we'll conclude with this question. Students and of course students online alright. When Allah refers to him in plural form, when Allah refers to himself in plural form, and he says, We will dot dot dot dot.
Why like, I mean, lots of non Muslims point this out and be like, Haha, there's more than just one God.
Well, first what you say to anybody who sort of wants to critique that part of the Quran, you tell them to just chill. Okay? What's the explanation behind that? Why does Allah refer to himself in plural, which
should all know this. I think in the past we've discussed this before Yeah.
So it represents the majesty and authority good. Simple as that. It's royalty its honor. Queen Elizabeth when she was alive she referred to herself as we the people. kings and queens do that Tillett II We the People dot dot dot, they're talking about themselves. Right? So the plural is a royal plural as it's often translated, and that is, of course to demonstrate honor to raise the status of Allah subhanaw taala to raise his honor and his status, okay. It also means that you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala can do much more can do the equivalent and beyond many, whereas you and I, we could probably have a limit like I can do enough of maybe two or three persons, for a lights
infinite he can go above and beyond so the we also captures what ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is able to do, is able to do beyond our imagination above and beyond that, so we is used to capture all of Allah subhanho wa Taala His will and His power. Okay, His Majesty in his authority.
Very good. So we'll pause there in sha Allah. And if you guys I'll stick around for another five minutes if you guys have other things you want to chat about. We can do that as well in sha Allah Subhana Allah humo Byham dicuss shadow Allah, Allah Allah intersoft Hirokawa Tobu Lake and I will see you all next week via was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.