Understanding Surah Al Kahf #8
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah wabarakatuh. So
we have completed the conversation of the men with the two gardens we have completed the set of verses that came afterwards. We've looked at the connection of those verses.
we now come to this part of the surah. Okay, verse number 50, which is the story of we all know this
which is the story of the creation of
it Isley, his salon, and of course, it is going to come to the point of which IBLEES was ordered to prostrate to Adam, it his salon, and his reaction when it comes to his reaction. And we're gonna, we're gonna look into all of that today in sha Allah hota Allah, and this is a intro to the next story that will come. Okay. So this is all part of the intro of the next story to come be as Neela he Tida which is of course, with Musa alayhis salam and his intern, you shall eat noon which we will talk about who that individual is and what we know of him. But this is all to set the stage of that story to come. Okay. So let's get right into this because there's a lot to unload here.
Allah tells us in verse number 50, what is whole Nandalal mela egotist Julie dmfs. Sergio two. So we said to the angels, what angels are we talking about here?
Just randomly, just all the angels that happened to be existing at that time, pretty much right? No specific angel or angels. These are all the angels that are alive prior to the creation of this earth prior to the creation of mankind. Okay, first human being to ever be designed and created by Allah subhanaw taala who is he?
Damara, he's Salam, how did Allah create them? What do we know about the process of creation with Adam Alehissalaam
good. So the Prophet it starts with Salam told us that Allah had ordered that there be a section or a portion of dirt or mud or clay, whatever you want to call it. Really and truly the word that is used is the pure Earth. So maybe mud is not the most appropriate word to use and dirt per se because then if you say well, we are all from dirt, I mean it just comes off a little strange, right? So it's the pure raw organic soil of the earth no human being has ever touched, no creation has ever touched, it is exactly the way that Allah subhanaw taala created and preserved it. Now these I guess you can see these types of soil that is laid out across the earth Allah subhanaw taala allowed that
portions of this different grades of this soil to be collected. Now there are done that differ on this there are the Mad differ if it's the actual dirt or soil that you see outside right now. Or it was this some other type of soil at that time? The answer to this Believe it or not, is it doesn't matter.
What would be the benefit of knowing what soil it was or what soil it wasn't right? So the majority say it's not a big deal it's there's no benefit to knowing Allah gathered some soil and then he fashioned and in the students earlier Imran Allah describes that Allah had fashioned Adam Alehissalaam with his own bare hands. Which is a an interesting point that every time you whenever you talk about, you know Jesus being worshipped this there are certain things that it's important for you to know. Because
Adam, either his Salaam is fashion and created directly from Allah whereas a tsar Alayhis Salam, or Jesus peace be upon him, went through a natural birth, who is closer or quote unquote, if you were to take to worship Who do you think should be a stronger candidate in that regard? The one fashion directly by Allah's hands? Yeah, so the fact that Adam Riley he said them and this is actually a rhetorical question in the Quran in chapter 123 students earlier moron that Allah asks that exact same question that add to MIT some is fashion with
his bare hands, shouldn't he be more worthy of to be taken as a son of Allah? So it's a rhetorical question, obviously with an obvious answer, but the point is now he's fashioned. Okay.
And Did Allah subhanho wa Taala did Annamalai Salam as soon as he was fashion and molded? Did Allah subhanho wa Taala allow him to come to life at that very moment?
No. How long was this mold there? in Jannah before it came to life, this is all part of authentic narrations. Okay, so it is said roughly around 40 years or so, some are the MSA, depending on certain Hadith, it ranges from 40 years to 40 months. 40 is the key number. The length of it again, it's not that important. It's more of a technical technicality. Right? So he's there, and he's fashion and he's molded. And for the first time in the history of existence,
there is this mold of what we all know now as the very first human being the first time angels and a bliss by the way, where's the bliss in all of this? Is he in hell? You seem genuine right now? No? Where is he? When all of this is happening? He's in Jannah.
Okay, and we'll explain how he got out of Jannah in a short moment here, but so he's there. Now, he's been fashion. And every single day for that period of time, it bleeds keeps going by this mold. It's a very long Hadith. It's in Behati. And Muslims, it's an authentic hadith is very long, it keeps going past and back and forth every single day, just watching this mold. They've never seen it before. A structure with a head on top and arms sticking out to the side and legs and all of that.
What, why was IBLEES doing that?
Why was he so curious to walk back and fourth in front of this mold?
Something started to boil in him, what was it
started to get jealous. What was he starting to get jealous of now the area will will tell us that this area now will tell us what he got jealous of something started to muster up and build and boil inside of him. Which means that you know what the some of the scholars took from this incident. You don't even have to be alive for jealousy to be born. Like you can develop jealousy out of nothing. Like you could just be sitting in your room and not actually see something to trigger off jealousy. You could just be thinking about something and you just jealousy is bored. This is why the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was so strict about this particular quality. And he said sal Allahu alayhi wa
sallam that when jealousy is in the heart, it starts to shave off all of your good deeds, meaning gradually you won't lose all of your good deeds. Now what what does that mean? When we say that your deeds are shaved off, and it's talking about the Day of Judgment, when we say that it's shaved off. The message in that hadith is that jealously, gradually and slowly starts to burn out to your satisfaction and desire to want to do the right thing. You lose that sway scholars, they say, when you don't have an appetite to do the right thing. That first thing you start to do is assess if there's any jealousy in your heart in any way, shape or form for anything. That's the first starting
point. Because why once jealousy is there, Eman is is gone. It will never settle in the heart. Remember, jealousy and II Men. They will never coexist together in the heart of a believer it will never happen. Nobody can say I'm a little jealous I get a little crazy one. So if you do that, that is a sign you have weak ENN. You may not have lost all your iman, but you certainly don't have all your iman either you or have you are struggling with weak faith. That's why Salah won't taste good anymore.
reciting Quran there's no desire for that. Like you just don't have the desire to read anything. Scholars they say. The way to test your relationship with Allah if you want to know where extends look at your relationship with Allah's book, look at your relationship with the Quran. If you have a steady consistent relationship with the Quran, it is a sign you have a good relationship with Allah. If you don't, you have weak faith. Your image needs help and the only way to test whether or not it's received the help that it needs is your relationship with Allah's book if you're reciting it and you're reading it and you're reflecting on it.
On a daily basis every day, there's no day off every single day of your life. It's a good sign. Now, we're putting our little Mala egotist Julie dmfs sogetsu. So Allah ordered all of these angels that were living in Jana, including IBLEES he was part of that came in, prostrate to Adam, this prostration is it the prostration of worship? Or is it something else?
Yeah, the prostration of honor, Yusuf alayhi salam, at the end of the Surah At the end of the story, when all of a sudden done his father and the rest of the brothers when they all reunited together in Egypt or far away he will have ruler who suggested so his father was elevated in like a, like a nice beautiful chair he was elevated was given status in the in the palace, and they all went in such a to him.
So that then you are allowed to make sudo to each other if you were living during the time of use the Farley center. So this is a surge of respect. So he's told to have respect for this creation of mid Salam. Yep. So is there an element of disobedience or obedience as well? And you're talking about
yes, we're gonna see that now. His violation, it's coming right now. So you know, now the kind of subject just make sure you note this down. So the ISTJ to hear right on top of it. You know, he's ordered to prostrate to Adam, prostrate, just right on top of it out of respect or the frustration of respect, to admire his sin. They all prostrated they all meaning all of the angels at that moment, in a bliss accept a bliss.
Who is a bliss? Do we have a biography about the bliss? Nothing much. We don't know much about his background, we do know is that there are Hadith that bliss is 1000s upon 1000s of years old cam, he was alive well before the Earth was created. And he lived in Jannah for an extended period for some time. Okay, he was permitted by Allah's permission, however, it worked prior to the creation of this world. IBLEES was there. Now there is no such thing as disobedience and sin in Jannah. So they're in a man, they they have a lot of interesting stories as to how IBLEES develop this animosity towards mankind. Like where did it come from? If there was no human beings prior to Adam? Why did he start
to develop this animosity towards this clay form statue type thing in front of it wasn't even alive. It wasn't even talking to him. They couldn't even interact. He just saw it. And he started to develop this jealousy and hatred for it. So scholars, they said that about 2000 years before that the Earth was created. I mean, this is not necessarily an authentic narration. But these are more stories that have been passed down. So you can't really ignore them completely. But you don't depend on them for anything. But they say that summer, 2000 years prior to this incident, there was a civil war between the angels and Iblees and his followers, there was a civil war between them. And this
war went on for some time. And after this war had paused, or it came to an end, it believes still harbored this sort of hatred for anybody who wouldn't submit themselves to him, or anybody that possessed any sort of donnager Any sort of honor or status above him.
So with the angels, it believes still has this idea that he's somehow better than the angels, even though he doesn't verbalize it. He doesn't say it keeps his mouth shut, and he's just quiet in mind his own business in Jannah. So he's living peacefully, he's not harming anybody. There's still this animosity in him. Now why doesn't he release die? Allah gave him permission, how long is it going to live for?
Till Yomi Yuvaraj thought until the Day of Judgment, so a bliss ask Allah for that. He asked Allah Who says all mentioned in the Quran, I want to live on till the Day of Judgment. And Allah asked him, What are you going to do? And he says that I'm going to cause them meaning you and I humans, I'm going to cause your creation to disobey you. Okay to sin against you to disobey your comments. In Lal Ilari bad debt can mean when Mahasi so accept your slaves, the ones who are really sincere
IBLEES can't touch them.
Who is that?
This sincere ones who are they?
See, I asked you these questions. Because I want you to confidently say, in sha Allah, it's you. It's us. Okay? You should be confident in that. Don't be like, well, maybe I
made a promise that all the Prophets and Messengers know, then where does that leave you? Where does that leave us? In shall the area says, a bad decade, your slaves menholt meclizine. There's going to be a lot of slaves of Allah, not all of them are going to be amongst Maha seen, you know, multiple us. Like a colossus sincerely Mukhlas as somebody who has the quality of sincerity in them in everything they do. They're not just sincere in Salah they're sincere in business. They're sincere in promises. They're sincere in life. That's called a miraculous. So don't think for a moment that if somebody's only sincere in worship and rituals, that they are counted amongst the sincere of
Allah, not even close. That just shows you know how to pray really well. Congratulations. That's supposed to dial filter off in your marriage, your relationship with people in your business, children, family life, when you're driving, you're sincere because even though there are no cops around, it says stop, see you stop. It's a red light. So you red light, that's all you're homeless. That's marvelous. So Allah says, That person it believes will never ever overcome, he will attempt meaning he will send his followers to attempt to distract you and detour you off this path. But he will never succeed as long as you have that tool.
So the dev FSCJ do so they all prostrated. Illa IBLEES IBLEES didn't can Amelia Jim. He was from amongst digit Feser car and embryo rugby.
So he violated the commands of his masters. In other words, the angels do don't do that. This is the first indication that this is the separator now. So the first thing for you to know that separated IBLEES from all the rest of the angels now is the fact that he disobeyed. My question to you is why?
You should know this answer from other verses. It's not mentioned in this surah What is it bliss created from
and angels are created from
light some kind of light, a shadow the Allah on her she mentioned, they're created from some sort of light, the fire that a bliss and his followers are created from is called the fire of Sun Moon. Set Moon is, you know, when you light a fire or you see a fire that's lit? What is the hottest part of a fire? Where's the highest temperature on a fire?
Is it the top? Is it the middle of the center? Or is it the base of the fire?
I'm not I mean, I don't know how I know this. But if you happen to stick your finger at the bottom of a fire, right? You just you're one of those mischievous children that just loves to do weird things. So you just take your finger, you stop playing with the fire at the bottom. And you notice you can tolerate it quite a bit. Then if you move here again, I don't know how I know this right? But then you start to move your finger in the middle of the fire, you know this, why my finger can really tolerate this. Then you go to the tip of the fire. And if you just once or twice wave you're you're not even touching it by the way to the very tip of the fire. You notice you start to feel the
burn almost immediately. That the tip of the fire The Scholars say is called now to some. Okay, so it's the tip of the fire seminar. The hardest, the hardest temperature of a fire and it's usually at the very tip of the fire. Okay, so he is created from that part of the fire. How we don't know what is the process of creating a bliss we don't know and we don't care. We don't want to know. That's one recipe we're not interested in. Right? So Allah says, in a bliss Can I mean a gem? So he says that in another Surah Lakota who Holika Tony Minnaar wa lactalbumin plain. You created him or them or at least have you created him from clay. You created me from fire. The soda says no how you don't
mean I'm better than him?
What is What do you call that?
When I say to you?
I'm better than you. Because look,
I'm brown and you're a different color. I'm better than you. What do you call that?
More deeper. What is it
He's the first racist in existence. The first racist ever is a bliss. Now you understand why the alumni say that racism is from shaitan.
It is a Satanic quality in us. When I say us, not us, but in people, for somebody to possess any racist quality in them, that they are somewhat superior over others simply by color. You are literally like Iblees and his followers, you are literally like that, because why? That's what he said. He said, I'm made from fire. So I'm made from a different ingredient than they are. So I'm not going to submit myself to them and show them any respect because I'm better than that. Fire is better than clay.
Our version of that is maybe one color white or whatever is better than another color. Yeah, what I'm you get where I'm going with this right? First racist. So he has more of an inferiority complex within himself that he feels that he will be be belittled, or put down if he submits himself and prostrates to the idea he's set up. So this is the deeper problem here. The arrogance, the jealousy. It sprouted out from a racist mindset that it believes has, okay, can I mean, Jim, got to talk about this real quick. What's the difference with what's a genuine what such a fun?
We're always here, Jen, what's a gin? Natural creation, okay, and shaitan wants to disobey. So, gins Don't disobey or they do.
Some jeans are good, and you're right.
Or they're good shape ones and bad shape tons. No. So that's the separator jeans. There are both good gins and of course the bad ones. Shaitan is part of the same gin community. But shaytaan only focuses on one thing, these shale team, their job is there, it's actually in their name che Tom comes from the word shelf on a shelf on a means to steer somebody off course as much as possible. So che Pons only goal is to steer you off from this path of obedience with Allah. So they attack the heart, where as gins do all of the nitty gritty work, gyms will not only try to steer you off this path of worshipping one Creator,
they'll get you to hate people, they'll get you to dislike yourself, low self esteem, all of these can be intertwined in the jinn world. Now, I'm not saying that, you know, if you're suffering from depression and stress that that's somehow connected to the jinn activity, no, you need somebody qualified to assess just like how you go to a doctor to get a mental assessment and diagnosis, okay, these are the issues you have, you kind of do the same thing with an expert in this area, right? Somebody who studied and thoroughly studied both of these areas, and understands how to diagnose somebody who is potentially possessed or being influenced, okay? So the point is, is Jin's now, they
take care of all the groundwork, all the nitty gritty stuff within the gins, there are also good genes. There are genes who have who worship Allah who don't bother, and don't really harass humans too much. They don't really care for us, they hate us so much, they don't waste their time with us. So that's the good Jim. They're their scholars, they have their own world they live they have their own civilization, they are a creation that you and I are not able to see in their true form. That is something that Allah has blinded from us you can't see a gem in its true nature. And it's true for anybody who says that to you is of course, I mean, they probably have other issues as well, but
that's just simply not possible. Okay.
Quick question. Are you allowed to then if it's a good gin, let's say if a good gin possesses somebody, and that just happens to be like a real scholar or like a half of the Koran or something? Can you be like listen, man I keep in this gym.
I didn't have to take one Koran class, but I memorize all Koran.
Can you keep that Jen?
It's it has happened. It was a very famous. So there's a very famous story of shepherds. They mean for him a lot, right? A young boy king to him. He was only about five or seven years old. And his father brought this child to the chef and the chef is like okay, what's the issues?
I woke up this morning and my son is a half of them.
He's never ever learned or studied any accordion. He's just you can read the whole heart right now. So this check looks at the child and asks him to read a child read eloquently. So shift stopped him
and started to read verses on him. He started to do exorcism on him and the jinn manifested itself
manifested itself and made himself known Yes, I studied a memorize the entire Quran and so on and so forth. And of course, just long story short, you're not allowed to do that either. Okay, you're not allowed to take knowledge from Shayateen engine, right just because they studied Behati or they memorize the Koran or any of that who cannot do this village man there's no difference of opinion on it. This is a creation that Allah subhanaw taala created with evil intention so even if they come off well, you don't know they're unpredictable you don't know what can happen and then what they can influence you to do so. You never ever ever want to say okay, well look good jeans no big deal no,
they're both treated the exact same way. This by the way, just distinction are these categories are all mentioned in the Quran. Guess what? Surah they're mentioned in
surah L. Qian. Latin them in non Muslim Munna women and of course the tune right or left says in the index surah the Jin's them speak and say from amongst us there are Muslims and from amongst us there are casiotone Do you know what cos Etonians classy tune is the kind of Muslim that pretends like on the outside sec, a hypocrite they're on the outside, they got a martial law, they can do the martial they can do all of this great stuff. But inside
they have an evil heart.
It's unfortunate because I think we all know people like that. That's how rampant it is. That's how rampant it is. We all know people lay on the outside. They look like the perfect Muslim but you can never do business with them. You can never trust them. Don't ever get them upset because the dead gel comes out of them there have anger issues there. They don't know patients their marriages are terrible their relationships with people and the list just goes on right that's called policy tone that Jinns are saying from amongst us we have people who pretend to be slaves of Allah but they're really not anyhow there are they might have a different a whole unbelievable discussion on that but
I mean that's not our conversation here. So point is you understand what gender is Okay, first up on Emery Europe been he violated the commands of his master. Are you going to him and his progeny as guardians and protecting friends other than yourself? If I tell you though, now who was via to? Oh, Leah, I mean Dooney? Well, hula kumara do see a lot is asking this question to all of us. Are you now going to take him Iblees and his followers and with the reata home and his followers? Oh, really. You're gonna take them as protection Ming do any other than me well, whom likoma do and they are clearly enemies to you. So the shayateen and Jin, they're clear enemies to us. Big selling
volley, Amina Bella, what a terrible art alternative of wrongdoing. So take a look at some of the notes you have there. So Christians have this false idea that IBLEES in and of itself, they have this false idea that you can turn to them for for for certain kinds of assistance or help, right. And in our religion, we don't open that door at all, you know if you can get some good, and that's why you see a lot of like the whole black magic industry is bored. And there are certain countries in places that use religious influences to cause their spell to work to an extent. So they'll say like in the name of this God or that God and they'll use certain symbols and so on and idols to make
that spell worth. So they get that assistance from sheltering and Jim, so that concept does not exist in our D and despite that, there are Muslims that do that. But the point is, the point is, it's not acceptable. And anybody who gets involved in seeking assistance from sheltering and jinn is a tough field. They are counted as a non Muslim, none of their Salah nor their shahada, none of it is accepted. Okay. So, here Allah didn't highlight Cofer, but his actions, the whole sort of focused on actions, which is what we've been seeing so far. So here, Allah subhanaw taala did not highlight the disbelief of a bliss, but his actions and what he did, which tells us what actions can also be
what a form of Kufa and disbelief right. Christians believe deeds are secondary because Jesus died for your sins and you're okay. That's a separate discussion. Who cares about Sabbath kosher signing? So you see, the point is, is that what why all of this is here is that of course this sort of ties back to this particular religion and a lot of the bad habits that have been formulated, and part of the belief system that
You know, Jesus died for our sins. So basically you just kind of live and do as you please. You know, and the whole idea and that whole concept is breeds this kind of behavior that okay fine if I'm gonna get forgiven anyway then I might as well just be whatever I want to be do whatever I want to do and so on and so forth. So the whole concept itself is what's being called out not only in this area you're going to see in other areas as well. Mashhad, to whom Hulka Samoa to Walla Walla, Walla, halacha and fusi mama Quinto together moody Lena or Matt Quinton, we'll talk a little moodily Lena, I'll do that I didn't make them a witness when I created the skies on Earth. And they weren't
created watching me. Who's talking here?
Okay, who's talking to you?
Of course, Allah subhanaw taala is talking here. Right? So I didn't make them a witness when I created the skies on Earth. This is from Allah subhanaw taala. And they who's they?
Who was ALLAH referring to when he says they?
Good, so keep that in mind. It is refer they here is referring to a beliefs and his offspring, okay. And they weren't created watching me the false gods. So what my quantum would tell you that Moodley Lena, and I would never be one to take those who misguide or need any backup. So Allah subhanaw taala really just puts himself in this entire area by saying, you know, I didn't give them, they didn't do anything for mankind, they didn't create the sky, they didn't create the earth, they didn't watch me as some sort of false idol or deity or God, I would never be the one to take those who misguide or need any backup. So you reaffirms that Allah subhanaw taala reaffirms that this
whole idea of the Oneness of Allah and the worship of one Creator and believing that, like, this is really the central message of this entire surah. And that's something that we've been talking about throughout the entire sort of, like your belief system, your Arpita, your toe heat. That is the only thing that gives you success. If you want to be close to Allah, you've got to go to your belief system and how much you trust Him and believe in Him and you know of him.
A lot of us can pray a lot of us confess we can do a lot of the ground work. What happens if Allah takes away prayer from you?
Let's say you can go for ruku anymore, your back hurts when you're paralyzed? How are you going to pray?
Okay, let's say you're bedridden. How are you going to pray?
Your eyes, okay, what if you're, you know, blinking is too much for you. Like you literally just don't have you're literally just they're paralyzed on that you're still alive, but you're paralyzed. You're still awake, you can hear you can understand, you know, when people are out, what do you do? How do you pray with your heart? Like, how are you? Are you going to start imagining, okay, I'm now in the standing position. I've now gone down for cool.
It's your belief in Allah, that will give you the ability to pray with the intention of world. The only way that that works is you have to have a strong understanding and belief in Allah subhanaw taala. You know, when we say trust Allah,
what are you telling somebody? When you say trust Allah, what do you say to them? Are you actually telling them to go and physically do anything? What are you actually talking to? When you're saying to somebody or you say to yourself, I need to trust Allah? What are you talking to?
You talking to your heart? That's where the belief of Allah is. That's where it resonates. So why do you think that a lot of Muslims who want to trust Allah can't in the deepest, darkest moments of their lives, they've struggled doing that why? Because they don't know who Allah is. They haven't studied and reinforced this Oneness of Allah in their hearts. They don't know how to do that. Don't know how to apply that the average layman Muslim does not know how to do that. That is why I've said it over and over. If you have never taken a course in RP that or belief of hate, like understanding the different categories to heat a room will be ooo here a smell see fad, like all of these
different categories of TV, by the way, that's what I specialized in. When I was in university of Medina. My eight years in my specialty is in Arcadia studies.
I've seen some professors there I didn't know people like that walk the earth.
Like they were just in a level of devotion and piety. I didn't ever Fathom
The idea that human beings could reach that point in their life, nothing.
Nothing can disrupt their relationship with Allah. I had one professor,
I have a lot of his books in my office, he slept an average of three, maximum four hours for more than 30 years of his life never gone beyond. When you see this individual,
like he would be sometimes teaching us and he would fall asleep, and said, we'll call it us a la hora de was salam.
And he's like, literally falling, it was tongue is still going. And he's got 600 students in front of him, and they're just writing down and I'm one of them writing down everything. It was a really, really brilliant, brilliant scholar. We asked him like, how do you do that? Like how do you get to that point where three and four hours is enough for you.
And he just starts talking about his his love for law says I just love that can wake up during the night I can pray to Him I can faster and and and I just love and then he starts breaking out who Allah subhanaw taala is and and it starts to open your understanding. So to broaden your understanding of just how deep this kind of theology of Arpita and belief in Allah subhanaw taala really is it's an it's a massive, massive subject. All the books on Arpita and belief or creed can fill this entire message if this entire building was just one library, it'll fill every corner of the wall just knowing and understanding and learning who Allah is. So if you have never taken a
course on this subject, do yourself in your heart a favor and take a course like that and you'll see what we're talking about. You'll see what what it is and you'll see how Salah and an every act of worship becomes so much more
delicious, sweeter flavorful you don't care who the Imam is and how horrible their recite recitation is all you think about is homesteading in front of you Oh ALLAH
is just being you or let you know what's in my you can even know what sort of the manager setting doesn't matter is all I'm just it's just me and you. That's how prayer starts. Even though her you don't hear a recitation, but the owner becomes one of the most flavorful salah of the entire day. You know those those those quiet prayers that a lot of us just kind of just assume through. You don't have to recite Laos a lot.
I'm just not that kind of Salah. So mash had to help us some way Oh, Mayor Paul Luna do Shadowcat on that day,
which we are.
Okay, so one of the words here, the end of this AR I'll go deaf. If you take a look at your translate, I would never be the one to take those whom is Skype or need any backup. In other words, it comes from the word aguda this word right here then see this word are elbowed Alban literally means muscle. So all of this from this muscle all the way up to your shoulder. So your biceps, right. So Allah says that he doesn't need any additional support or muscle to do his his to fulfill his duties or his responsibilities. Okay.
Well, may oppo Luna, do shorter cam by the way, does anybody know why that's highlighted? Why is Allah subhanaw taala focusing on those who seek help from other than Allah? Why is Allah focused on strength and power and muscle? And saying like, I don't need any of that strength, power muscle? Why is that point? Why focus on that area? Why?
Think about the main reason why people do idol worship
because of their own weaknesses, the idle could fulfill or repair those weaknesses. I need money Give me some my health is terrible. Do something fix it? Like it's always a weakness that connects these people to the idle and the idle hopefully for them could repair right or ease some of that weakness so Allah says I don't think any of that right. Well, yeah, oh man, poor Luna do shorter care on the day which we're going to say go ahead and call all my partners. So this is one of the things
that will happen on the day of judgment is that Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the first thing that will happen to all idol worshipers. So make sure you note that the first thing that Allah will say to all idol worshipers Go call your idols go call them.
So they will, they will they will write to an extent like okay, this is the idol estore
trouble call it. Second thing Allah will say is you placed all of these assumptions and Latinas, I'm Tom feather.
So you placed all of these assumptions that you assumed that these idols could do whatever it is that you assumed they could do, okay, fine. other suitors, Allah tells them call on the idol, whatever it is used to believe on, call it out now. So literally allow the state to them whatever you believe, let's see you do it now. Go ahead and do it. Well, now you have all of mankind plus Allah, all watching this show that's about the report on right. But it's part of the punishment is to humiliate. So remember that that one of the types of punishment in the AF era is called his Yun, his Yoon is public humiliation. Okay, so this is one of them. Allah will publicly humiliate those
who deserve that. So in this case, here, the idol worshipers will get that on Yeoman. If this is the state in which they die in, right, so Allah will say to them to Paul upon them federalism and what do you think they would do? They're actually going to follow through with it. What does that tell you? These people who are doing this died in this state, they didn't die, you know, trying to, you know, repair this relationship or figure things out? No, they they were very committed to the very end. So fed our they call upon fella Mr. G, boo.
So then they will call them and they're not going to try and respond in the least bit. Why do I worded this way? So you see this word here? Yes, gee, boo.
So yes to Tchibo, just right on top of it, and it'll say,
not going to try and respond, you guys see the translation there in your notes, not going to try and respond just underlined that entire part, not to going to try and respond.
So this is the word that's being highlighted yesterday was so all that means is there's no attempt to respond. So response is two types in the Quran, there's an immediate response. And there's a gradual attempt to respond. These are the two types mentioned in Korra. So this is the other one. If this was an immediate response, no hesitation. It's called Ijebu. So some letters are missing. You'll take out a few letters from this same verb it'll be a GB Allah just response But here Allah is saying these idols I'm, they're not even going to try like there's going to be any reaction at movement, they're not going to hear anything I'm going to do nothing does not even going to be a
slight movement. So by the fact that so the reason why I'm highlighting this the fact that Allah uses this verb in and of itself is humiliating and destroying the value of these idols, just the fact that this verb is being used. Okay. So they're going to try to assign the least bit and we will place them in a huge
shouldn't be what you're on eBay now, huh? No, because that web poor melt will be hot. So you just scratch that out and tight. Excuse me right down am a
W and then the rest of the world Bekaa Mel Baca.
So scratch out webapp call and type in our sorry, write in MAWB A K. Okay. So that word Melville comes from the word weather cloth, and web, UCLA death, a place of death fire a valley of death. So what are the let's say, they're not going to respond to you and Elise split, and we will place between them a huge amount of people
say huge Valley of Fire and punishment. And in other words, as you call as those people, they call upon these idols, that's the only place these idols will
They will see the prophets we all know the long narration, the same individuals when they realize, wait a minute, these idols aren't really doing anything. They're going to see all the prophets and messengers and also reach out to them. So after this public humiliation, the next thing that comes after that through the idol worshipers, is they will seek help from prophets and messengers. You know what's crazy, they're still not seeking help from Allah. They called upon the idol led them to punishment. So the next thing they call upon our prophets and message still, they didn't go to a look. What do you learn about idol worship? When you see that the series of events unfolding like
that, what do you learn about idol worship?
Here's a really interesting pattern here. But it gives us an understanding of the people who worship idols, and especially when they've been doing it for for an extended period of their life, or it's a practice that's been passed on from
other generations what do you learn about that?
Bad habits die hard.
Sometimes when you get
used to something, and it becomes habitual,
it's really hard to break that cycle.
Alright, so this habit carried on till after death for these people
the benefit of us knowing that is also
these people who are being humiliated here, they've had their, like, whole lives to repair and change this. So they, they really, really gave up or had complete disregard of any opportunity to find or discover the one true Creator.
So what's happening to them now is because this is what they deserved, because they lived and made a habit for several years or perhaps generations that were passed on. Like this practice kept going no matter how much these yet were being brought to them and the reminders were being brought to them still, they never saw any reason or incentive to change. So this was their ultimate destiny. Right so just remember like when when the A yet unfold like these events this way step by step okay call upon them. Now it leads you to the fire now, nothing will have now you're going to the prophets and messengers like it's not all just pattern for us to enjoy reading. It is also a point of reflection
for us as well. Is why you pay attention to not every word of the A. In the Koran you pay attention to every letter in Quran okay, what are L moody Munna na and the criminals will see the fire
who are the criminals
they will realize they will fall hard in it.
For the new unknown Mola, they are all hella Michi do on her Mustafa.
And they won't find any way any they cannot find a place to escape.
So who are these criminals?
Same audience from before. This is one of their names along uses the idol worshippers, he also calls them criminals. Why? What's the crime?
In you know, why am I why am I like pointing this out? Is because is that how we refer to idol worshipers as criminals? No.
Which means that this is a serious, serious issue with Allah. It's so serious that this is the worst spiritual crime in the sight of Allah.
So they got the same title. So these Mucha, the moon they saw and now they saw the fire. Although no one no homo out there. Oh, and they will realize they will fall hard in it. See the wording? Not they're going to be thrown into it not there. They're going to be falling into it. They will fart malarkey or hoo ha. Mala Tara Mulcair. So
Mel, Claire is like a station. So like this parking lot in Arabic, we say mo pero car rot. It's like the part it's the place where cars become stationary, they don't move and they're in a fixed place. So every spot you park in, that's the spot your car's not going to go anywhere it's going to be moving around to it's going to be fixed in one area. Now apply that imagery to these people, when they're thrown into the fire. Where are they going to land. It's like they have their own Hellfire parking spot that they will land in.
Like the imagery is just unbelievable. Because of the words that are used here. Like just imagine that for so they're thrown the match is gonna fall anywhere Allah put their name on a spot that they will fall in. Because there's a specific flame and punishment that is given to this group that they will fall they're not just going to get the same thing as somebody who cheated or live or something like that. No. The idol worshippers they have reserved spots in the fire. Right? Well, let me actually do another Mustafa Mustafa from Soph they have no place to escape.
What I could start off now if you have any leanness even polymethyl mechanic incidental exaro che in Jeddah LA. And we explained in multiple ways in this poor en for people. By the way, when I use the word to explain see the word that's used here, well I could solve Ruffner.
Okay, to explain in Arabic We say Shahada is a different verb used here. Sobre stock Ruffner, here's what I want you to highlight when you underline this word we have explained
They have explained. So underlying that, the top of it, this is what I want you to write, okay?
We have explained in multiple ways, sort of also means to like take something and spread it all out. It's like when you give change, like if you go to a bank and you say, Look, can you change this bill and they bring it break it down into fives or two knees, that's called tough solve or solve. So we have explain this core and in multiple, different ways, different languages, that's what I want. You have to note when we say multiple ways, meaning and all languages, all styles, different beautiful colors, different covers, we have the hardcover, you have the digital form, we gave it to you in Braille, we gave it to you in so many different forums. So Allah is talking and highlighting, we've
sent out this poor and so it can be explained to you in all these multiple different ways of communicating and understanding.
So what's the benefit of that is just like really awesome that we have the Koran in like any language for people to understand. What does that do?
Yeah, so the Koran has been accessible to all, which means that those who have access to the Koran and didn't they have no What?
You know, the prophets I said them was going to do on the Day of Judgment with people who had Koran and they still never used it. He will say,
in Nicole Matala, who has a poor Anna matura he'll complain to Allah said your hope
is that my people had this boron.
Okay, they had this boron, and they took it. And they made hijra away from it. Everybody knows what Hijra is. Migrate, right? So they have this port and the word its use has. Anybody here who knows basic Arabic You know, what Hatha is? has a mean something that you're referring to that's right next to you, you can touch it and hold it and grab onto it that's has that. So what does that tell you? Process Selim is complaining about a specific group of followers that had the poor and right in front of their face, and they still abandoned it.
They still didn't touch it. Like I leave it to you to imagine and think about how many Muslims have access to a Koran and still don't access the Quran.
Like it's really don't trivialize yet like this is these as all of it talks to us as well. Like this is not just for normalcy like it's talking to us to look at Serafina via the Quran. The Quran, Allah says to people, not to Muslims to all people in all kinds of examples mean Colima that what Canada instead of Exeter che in Jeddah However, human beings have been extremely argumentative and aggressive.
What does that have to do with the fact that the Koran was sent
in so many different ways? Why is Allah eating highlighting and instead what they did is you start off started arguing about it.
Yeah, that's not what the A means. What do you know about this aura I've memorized the Quran that's not what the word means. You look prompts you I meet sometimes them young firecrackers, I call them right some young brothers you know, they quoted me Hadith like this.
Because I saw some stuff, right? Don't think the prophesy is still in use this kind of gesture when he was talking as a matter of fact, do you guys know can you guys tell me of any Hadith the Prophet alayhi salatu salam argued with anybody.
Not a single narration of him arguing Islam with anybody.
Not even a DI IEF narration of him arguing Islam with anybody.
So this area is not just for non Muslims, it's talking to us to men, because we're really good at this last part of the if most people are less as they're just gonna sit there, they're gonna use these this knowledge and they're going to turn it into debates, they're going to argue about it, they're gonna separate, they're gonna go and build 17 other messages because they disagreed on one Hadith or area. You guys all know what I'm referring to like this is this is what it's become. This is what life has become. Like it's really really sad. And Allah highlighted this
madman on us a Umino is a homeowner who dealt with stocks euro but what prevented people from believing when guidance had come to them and prevent
Get them from seeking forgiveness.
Look what Allah says.
What prevented them?
Like you had your choice, you had access to all of this.
And look at the previous a verse number 54. See, the point that I write their first impulse of human beings in general is just being negative and to be critical?
How true is that? Like, especially when you learn something about your deen that you've never heard or known? Where'd you get that from?
Did you hear that shift? so and so said, this is kind of weird. I don't know if I'm going to go back to the masjid ever again for the rest of my life.
Yeah, that's the kind of that's the kind of unfortunately with some of obviously, not all, but some Muslim. That's that's the attitude that they have. I went and I listened to this whole on this show. I was saying so and so. And you know, I've never heard that before. Well, we'll come to that, because that's what they're there for, for you to learn stuff. So the moment you learn something that you've never known before, why is that a deterrent now that you should never go back there. I don't want to learn any new information like this is not going to happen.
Allah then asks, like, what prevented people from believing when guidance had come to them?
And it's interesting that the element they say that this question is being asked after Allah talked about when people use the court and to argue, and look what he says, because that what that does is that it leads to people doubting the message itself. So when prevented from believing with guidance had come to them, and prevented them from seeking forgiveness. So when you critique Allah's words, or you speak on his behalf, and you're inaccurate, you know what you're supposed to do, right?
You're supposed to seek forgiveness. You don't just be like, Oh, I messed up, like Charlotte, students will figure that out. No, supposed to literally come back and be like, you know, I apologize, I got that wrong. What I said to you was incorrect. And here's the correct understanding.
We're still here, in tmcnet tool only are we to whom will either be popular, except the same things, check this out. Except the same things had come to those before them, or the punishment will come to them face to face. So this is not new to us, is what Allah is saying. The same process happened in the past as well.
That there were disagreements, there were people who argued who used to support and for no good, who would just want to find all of the negative in it all and criticize, you know, one of the worst questions I get from, you know, not all students, but some of them. They ask you this when I have to, you don't have to, you have to pause them and correct them from asking this way. They'll say, Well, I found there's a contradiction in the Koran. Because when as is this, how do we reconcile? Like slow down then, like you know your place? There is always reconciliation in the last book, because perfect. The best way to ask the question instead is, there are two verses here that I don't
How can I understand these two verses? I interpret them or understand them as this one message what is the correct understanding?
It's a completely different attitude. All of that is being captured here life. Take a look at some of the words that are being used. So what Matt notice stated in most Selena Illa MOBA, Shirin woman dreams so we've never sent any messengers at all, just make sure you have, we have never sent any messengers at all. This is a last I have, by the way.
for those for the purpose they came with either good news and a warning. By the way, just highlight good news and highlight warning. That is the two main purposes of prophets and messengers. This is what they come to do. They don't come to beat around the bush. Don't come around be like listen, can we come over x and t? Let's just chat about Islam and Allah.
They come straight, focused. This is their whole purpose. Either that could give you some good news or warn you That's it.
They don't make it complicated. They don't beat around the bush did nothing. So Allah highlights that they either do this and do that by by the way what came first? What did Allah mentioned first?
By shooting? What do you learn from the
you focus on what first when you have conversations about Allah and His Deen? What do you focus on first?
Stick with the positive stuff, man. They'll be elected and honestly they listen. Have you heard of the Hellfire?
Yeah, see what you're doing right now. You got a reserved parking somewhere in there, you know, so you better you better get your act together.
you see your friend over there, have you heard of a bliss? It could be him Yeah. Like this is what are you doing? No.
You know, these days because of the issues that are the, you know, the conflict in the Middle East, I'm sure a lot of you as well. I'm having tons of conversations with non Muslims every day.
And I don't forget this stuff. And that case it's also kind of my upbringing is like just try to keep things as positive as possible. And it's mind blowing half the time when I'm talking to some of these friends they're not listening to anything I'm saying you know what they're focused on. Oh, I never knew he was so beautiful. Oh, I never knew was so good. I never knew they you actually respect Jesus. You actually respect neighbors. It's part of your religion to be nice to me. It's positive positive positive.
It's like it everything and the media took this A and flipped it
right that's why social media the news all starts off with what the good stuff about Muslims or what you only see the negative, it's the same area but they just flipped it but the conversations you keep it authentic the way the Quran told the order the Quran gave it to you. And you'll be shocked if you haven't tried this. Oh my goodness, try it. You don't have to know nothing about your religious be positive. I talk about how Islam helped you what it did for you. Why you don't eat pork? Why you don't drink alcohol? Why you don't smoke? Why you don't swear? Why don't have any of these habits. Why? Because it's a slam did that too.
And what that did is that it filtered into your heart that you're just nice to people, no matter how much you You're annoyed by them or you hate them. You just know like, I've may feel one way about you but I'm not going to hurt you. I'm not going to cheat you I'm not going to lie to you. And that's all from our team because why the prophets and messages focused on the good, the the good aspects of our deen first remember who these prophets and messengers are sent to? Are they sent to a pretty nice people like Musa he said Who was he sent to
fit around and all of his followers, the worst of the worst humans probably that will ever exist on this planet. What's the first thing Allah told him to do when he meets around?
falcoda Allah Who cola lay in Allah Allahu Yatta. Cara? Well, you have to go and be nice to fit around. And you know, the it says Poland Lena, you got to understand this. Colin lane. You know how we will have a conversation we'll do this. Like we're like, Listen, man,
you really got to stop like killing babies and children, because you're gonna go to hell. A lot will punish you. But I'm just saying like you're alive, you can still have forgiven. You see what I did. I poked in a few phrases of like, you're gonna be destroyed. You're going to hell? Hope and then Lena? Is Allah telling Musar. They said Don't you dare do that every word in your paragraph has to be positive.
So he wasn't allowed. Imagine all that was said and he wasn't allowed to stand in front of the man that caused all the problems and chaos at that time. He wasn't allowed to utter a single word. That was rude, offensive, condescending, insulting. Nothing. That's Polin, Lena.
So imagine us now.
Most of us probably won't meet fairgrounds out there. Right? You will meet them to that extent, but you'll meet people that just really ignorant don't understand you. What does Allah say? Like start off with things that are positive and try to be gentle try to be kind. By the way, I believe that Allah knows best. I believe this. This is one of the lessons we're supposed to learn right now.
The people of Palestine are physically locked up. But the rest of the Muslim world are spiritually locked up. In other words, you know, it's hard for all of us to see what is the wisdom and good that's supposed to come out of that tragedy?
Why did Allah leave us out of that tragedy? Because you're supposed to get closer to him and fix your own life.
Don't worry about their destiny.
Like and I'm not trying to say to you don't don't pay attention. No, I'm saying their destiny like whatever the outcome is. Those people know what their outcome will be. And I say that too, because they can assess their circumstance and know where this is going to lead to. But us now that have a little bit of room what we're supposed to do is we're supposed to first and foremost fine you know, Oh Allah I really trust you no matter how messed up that looks at me like how much how Mr. A kid you not that driving here I was on the phone for almost an hour talking to somebody have just a depression anxiety of going through by watching those videos every day. Like it really, really
mentally affected them and I'm sure a lot of us as well, including me. I can't watch some of those videos.
I can't I'm human just like you I feel those same emotions I can. I've got two young children on us and I see them when I watched some of those we see them in the video and I'm just like, God, I can't. But what what should that experience translate into? What are you supposed to do? When that when you see that white Allah show you that in that stream?
You're supposed to like, Okay, sure. I'm gonna just I'm gonna kill it. Like I'm gonna make myself do that real long. Oh, Allah. Keep me close to you. Increase my Eman you're supposed to do.
Yeah, that's the thing when you see them reacting me. Everything is in crumbles in the background and the guy in the microphone, the policy and the micro SEO is when a low whenever we're looking at hamdulillah from Allah.
There. So that's what I'm saying. Don't worry about what they're thinking and feeling. They know their destiny. Right? And, you know, we hear about the millions that are leaving, you don't hear about the millions as we like, I'm not going nowhere. Stay right here. And if this is what Allah wrote for me, say, sha Allah, you know, I'm here to stand up and hold on to his Deen. Right. So just keep that in mind like all of these verses that we're looking at. And let's conclude what you already know Latina capital did about Leo the head will be Hill helped. However the disbelievers debate and argue using falsehood to undo the proofs of the prophets are a version of that is they
will try to twist and turn your poor end and your head Ethan your profit and make him sound like he was a this or that or you're poor and is really, really extreme and doesn't belong in 2023. So they're going to try to twist and turn all of those proofs. So they can dismantle by means of that, the truth of that truth, it should be just erased a word that the should be of that truth. So in other words, the goal is behind this so that you stop believing that these proofs are actually true, then the Koran is actually true. It's miskeen SubhanAllah. Because a lot of young people who don't study the deen they fall into this day IKEA. When my professor talks to me and he starts talking
about like purpose of religion and the need for God. So convincing. It's like really confusing. And a lot of them when they can't handle it, they leave Islam. They leave religion as a whole.
And they don't realize like, a lot highlighted all of this stuff to watch out for and be cautious of. But talk to a woman in the room who's who and they took miraculous signs and made fun of HOSA means this took it as one big joke.
Nothing serious. When it when they read over those verses about Jahannam into hellfire in the description of what's going to happen to the wrong. Do you know what they did? Like?
Well, at least it's not me. What's going on? So we want to do later? That kind of attitude? No reflection, no pause? No, what we call him in Arabic to depo. Like, take a moment and just how did that a talk to you? I want to and I want to leave you with this, okay?
There is a wisdom why all of you are sitting here.
And Allah put this surah in front of you. You know, before we were deciding what to teach in this semester, I had about six different topics. And none of them was so little calf. Like this was very, like, I don't wanna say last bit of what kind of was the last minute the same we like, you know, this is what would suit a calf.
I had, like at least six other topics I never talked before. So I kind of like to do that with you guys here, right? To throw a new subject and see what they actually like and try to work through, work through the subject with you. But I don't know why a lot put this sutra in front of all of us. You have to believe that every A is somehow Allah wanted you all and me to read it one more time. And to just take a moment and pause before each of this and see how these verses talk to you. I personally believe Allah knows best. Every single area. Allah wants us specifically to be reminded of it some way or another, to some way or another. Every area here has your name on it. And my name
on it. I've taught I've taught this sutra more than a dozen times.
And I don't know how and Dino I decided like this is why I'm teaching it again. But I'm not taking it for granted every single day has got to talk to me in a certain way. So please, if a lot of what we're saying, you know, is not sort of connecting, that's fine. Like I don't I don't mind that at all. But please try to find your name in every area. What's it saying to you? If you do that, in sha Allah Huhtala it doesn't matter who's sitting behind the screen.
Right, you would have gotten Allah's message first before somebody like me like you would have gotten what Allah wants you to see and what Allah wants you to learn from the surah. Just keep that in mind. Don't be of the people who took this area. They took all of its signs one that one zero, whosoever, and they just treated lightly, who is the one who also means to try to trivialize okay. It also means to trivialize so they made fun of it. ie they also trivialize the importance of that and you just zoomed over to the next day Don't be of that student. Okay, so we'll pause there Subhanak Allah humo become Tikka shadow Allah Illa Illa and stop funeral cover to bootleg until we
meet again next week in sha Allah said Mr. Lee Kuan Warahmatullah