Women Mentioned in the Qur’an Class #2
Channel: Musleh Khan
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was the ESEA
a brave and courageous woman?
How so? What made her brave and courageous?
What is it about her
she stood up to the biggest tyrant and the most evil, perhaps maybe the most evil human being to ever touch the ground. She stood up right into his face and literally disobeyed and went again went against every principal and teaching he stood for. That takes a lot. When you think about marriages, and if if women are, are when women are in an abusive situation, whether it's verbally, mentally or any of that stuff, one of the challenges when you meet women who goes through that is when you ask the questions like why didn't you stay say anything? Why didn't you like report him? And the first thing is very common.
Very often it's not all the time, but very often, I was scared, I was intimidated. I didn't know what he was going to do to me, SEO to the Lohana. Now that crossed her mind, where did she get that strength from?
Where does she get that strength from?
I think a lot of it has to do with her upbringing as well.
Okay, fair enough. So perhaps maybe her background kind of groomed her to be this way?
Is there anything else that caused her or at least was able to feed this bravery and strength in her?
She saw a situation.
Yeah. But where does ultimately where does strength come from? Who gives us the strength? Right? It's from Allah. Right? At the end, she gets this all from Allah subhanho wa taala, right. And it all started because of her sincerity. She was just a genuine and sincere person, not just with religion, I'm talking about in general, she was a kind hearted, sincere, gentle woman in the sense that she cared about doing the right thing. She never supported her husband with all the torture and pain and all of that stuff that he used to do with Benny soil. She never supported that. And remember, going back to the story of when she finds Musa alayhis salam in the basket. Remember, we
said she fell in love with this child immediately. That's not just any mother's heart doing that.
Right? Not everybody, when they see a baby just show up at their front door, that they're that open and welcoming and softened to the point where they will embrace this child has their own. Like, it just doesn't happen like that all the time. So she had something definitely in her and the ultimate, they say it's all because of her sincerity. And what they do is that they extract from that a really important principle that we all know that in order for you to be counted amongst the righteous in this world and the righteous instruct of Allah, you must begin by being sincere and righteous with people. Right? This is the methodology that all the Allameh they use. If you maintain a good
relationship with people, then Allah will strengthen your bond with him. subhanho wa taala. Right.
Good. So let's, let's go on to the next one. What was this all about? Students?
It looks a whole lot better on the screen here. It looks different is all I could say. They're a little blurry. But yeah.
Yeah, profits. Eileen starts with salons favorite dish, what is it called?
studied and studied. As you can see, it's made out of those ingredients that you see there. I don't know what all of them are. But I do see some chickpeas and other things and lentils and so on. This was the prophet dallisa to a salons. favorite meal. It's very popular, very well known. You can find it literally anywhere. And most of the Arab restaurants will have them.
You should try it if you haven't, you will live you will love it.
with that being said, I think this is where we possibly didn't get a chance to look at her death. But this was the last Hadith that we looked at. And yeah, we were talking about the studied and it was a comparison that is very common, even till this day. Like in the Arab culture, they will take like foods or they will take like places and different things and find the best of that and compare it to the best of people. Right and it's just a comparison. That's all it is. They're not comparing the person to an edible item or anything of that nature. No, it's like the best item here is the best person here. The best person here is the best place there and that's just how they understand
things. With that being said, if we come to her death fit I was ordered his men to tie her up under the scorching sun and put a heavy stone on her chest and let her die there. So the story goes and just keep in mind these are stories. Right? They are stories that have been passed on over generations and generations and they're not specific Hadith or anything. The information we have on ser Bintan Rosa him is
Very little, is very little. But if you go online, like I've done it, when I was putting this together, there's a lot of mumbo jumbo stuff that's online, of who she was. And, you know, she saw Gibreel come to her and talk to her and gave her comfort and things like, none of those things have any authentic chain that's attached to them, you can't trace those stories to anybody. So just be cautious. The authentic information and background of her is very little. So when it comes to her death, this seems to be the most common story that's been relayed, and scholars quote, which is that, eventually, when fit around, found out that ESEA did not believe that he was the ROB did not
associate ILA to him. Obviously, that made him very upset, because we're talking about his reputation here, right? Like my own wife doesn't worship Me, how's that gonna make me look in front of my people. So it's that kind of scenario. So what he did, is he ordered one day for her to be brought out. Now, this just gives you another insight of the kind of human being fit our own is, right. This is why Allah preserved his body for the rest of mankind, to reflect to see it and reflect it was left as an A, or as or as a sign of who this individual was. And what that does is that
it builds the curiosity in people to want to study and understand how is this man's body still preserved the way that it is? What did he do and they start tapping into his life and that's what Allah wants. So when he eventually found out he orders his wife, and he had a large gathering of people all around him, and they brought him out, they brought her out under the scorching sun. So this is roughly around like the hard time for us right? And take a look at what happens. They put a heavy stone on her chest, and they literally let it sit there and rest. There are ordered ESEA bit Moza him to be nailed to the floor as well. He put nails through her body to fix her to the floor
under the scorching sun. Again, fit around, ordered his followers to remove the skin of the Queen. So I removed a lot of details, by the way, right? Because because I don't know who's watching online. So there's a lot of detail very explicit. A lot of it is very gruesome and horrific. That that is happening to her. Just before I continue.
Is this new twist this this kind of like torture to Muslims, if you don't submit to a particular way or narrative or, or religion or people or culture, is this new to us?
The people of la ilaha illa. Allah had been going through this since day one.
So when you're looking at this incident, don't think that okay, it's pretty extreme. It's isolated. It happened to her about No, no, this is still, we still have a bunch of SES going through this every day. In this day and age, they still go through the same thing, just in different light. Right. So my question really is very simple. Why is it? And I think that this question, we should talk about it because every person when we come to their death, we're going to come across the same question on why is it that such horrific things happen to good pious people?
That doesn't sound like a like an attractive incentive to want to be pious.
Doesn't sound like Holmen. That's the religion I want because look, the one of the most pious women look what she had to go through. Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala allow things like this to happen to people that are close to him. And then we all know several examples of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, all of the pain and the struggle that he goes through throughout his entire prophethood
that's why it should like it should irritate you to an extent.
When if you stand behind an Imam and you're listening to the Koran, or being recited or you're listening to it in your car, and you're just listening and if you get bored or you know, you've somebody complains that the Imam is just his recitation is horrible, or bla bla bla, that's all Toby syllabaries. Right? That's all from shaitan. Why? Because you got to go back to when the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam what he had to go through so we got this por el to listen to, and people will still have the audacity to complain because they just doesn't sound pleasant to their ears.
Like, just appreciate the message. A man almost died several times so that we can have this court and to listen to in peace. He can't listen to it in peace, all throughout his prophethood is always, you know, targeted, just because he wants to read the poor end or recite it or pray and lead the Sahabas is life is always at risk. Now we don't have that problem. So going back to the question, why does this happen to pious people?
Why do you think this happens, so much pain and torture?
a matter of perspective, because she was seeing her home agenda. And I think, because she was on a different level with
her, she was, like she she surpassed and she's had a very different state of mind.
Okay, good. So for viewers online, let's just say that the level of faith that she has, she does not see this as pain or suffering in any way. And the lesson for you and I is really simple and very powerful when you study stories like this, and that is that as the believer continues to strengthen their bond with Allah, pain becomes more easy and more tolerable. In this world, you're able to take on a lot. You can have the stress of the entire world and still be able to sleep at night and say, Alhamdulillah, you could lose so much. And you can still say Alhamdulillah because why Allah blessed you to see these realities as not a painful or torturous experience. You start seeing it as a
blessing, the more pain I go through the more Allah will honor me and when I see him, I will be elevated. I will be honored, I will be in the highest place and then your mind starts going there. That's why you know, even a Tamia Rahim, Allah and so many others. They say that when he was in prison, he said that, you know, what could they do to me? Those who put them in prison, what are they going to do to me, you know, the Koran is in my head. Amen is in my heart. If they torture me, I'm going to be blessed and honored for every ounce of pain I suffer. If they kill me, I'm going to die as a martyr. But if I stay alive, I'm going to be reciting this Koran all throughout my life for
the rest of my time, if you're telling me recited the entire Quran in prison 83 times before he died,
right, so like, that's where when you get to a certain place, that's what Eman does to you. Right? You're you're able to handle what might seem a something so above and beyond this world. So that's one paragraph of one story. That is, like I said, it's the most common one, again, fit around, ordered his followers to remove the skin of the Queen due to the help of a lot. She still hasn't died upon removing the skin from her body, still fit our own was not satisfied. So he ordered his guards to put a heavy stone on her chest and lay let her die there. So
torture upon torture, she's still laughing and smiling at all. So some of them are limited, they said, so just remember to be narrating this tough co2 that federal owned found out about the belief of his wife. And he went out in public and said to them, what do you know about ESEA? Bintan? Rosa him? You see what he does? He doesn't go to her. He goes to the people. And he asks them, what do you know about my wife? Would you guys here? Why did Iran do that?
Why did he go to the people and ask them or verify with them? What they heard?
What does he care about? He doesn't care about if he's a good husband or not? What does he care about with the people?
Well, it's his reputation.
That's all he cares about. He cares about the perception of these people that he supposedly has control over. They see him as a ROB, they're worshiping Him. He doesn't want anything to disrupt that. So he goes to the people now and ask them what you guys hear. Tell me what what was what was said about me from her. They praised her, he said to them, she worships a lord other than me. So look, when he asks the people, they all started to praise her and said she's a wonderful woman. She's pious, he's this he's that she's the best. He said to them when she worships other than she was worships a rub other than me. They said to him, kill her. So he had our arms and our legs tied
to logs. She said, My Lord built for me. So this is the area or Bibione Lea indica beta and Phil Jana, when a gentleman fit our own family when a Ginnie Mae Little Pony volley mean, and we looked at this verse, So when she was
reciting this verse, take a look at what happened. This is just one of a few miracles that happened to her. When she started to recite this.
She smiled when she saw her house in Genesis, Allah showed her images. And she didn't feel no pain. Nothing happened to her. At least like she felt nothing. She was smiling and even there's narrations that fit around was pointing and trying to humiliate her. So to all the people who are witnessing this, they're like, look at her. She's crazy. She's gone mad. She's smiling and laughing and look at the pain that were, were were giving her this is the reaction so he wanted to further humiliate her not realizing actually she's already in a better place. So that is with respect to SEO Ben Moza him out of the love on him any questions before we go on?
Yellow prophets, Adam spouse and the wives of Nora and Luke are alayhi wa sallam, okay.
During that period, Allah subhanho wa Taala created Hawa and Adam, or Adam's wife. What period are we talking about here? The this is the period in which Adam is still in Jannah. And bliss is there as well. Right, who came first, by the way,
a bliss release was there far longer. Some of their dilemma they said between two to 6000 years prior. So he believes this got quite a bit of age in him. And it was during this period, where Allah subhanho wa Taala also created however, she was tall. This is what some of the Hadith describe her to be that she was tall, suitable for the height of Mr. Li Salam who was 60 cubits tall. So he was literally like a giant, quickly. Quick question behind the, what's the wisdom behind having him that tall during that time? Was the wisdom.
Okay, so how does his height benefit him?
If he needs to get to one place or another, he can jump on a plane. What does he have to do?
Literally has to walk. So it actually eased his life on earth. Because he could just take a few steps and be like, on literally into another country somewhere it Allah facilitated, and gave him everything that he needed in order to survive here. So here's what we learned from that. You had a question?
So it goes back, because there's a little bit of relief of how 60 cubits is calculated back then, as opposed to now, but you're looking at somebody Well, 10 to 15 feet tall, maybe even bigger,
maybe even bigger than that, literally a giant. So but again, it goes back to another pillar of how this calculation is done. Even the scholars have differed on that. So
so the point is, is that when he's that tall, he's got this, now you understand and you know, the wisdom behind them. What the Illuma did is that they extracted a very important lesson for all of us. When Allah allows us and puts us on this earth, every single human being has what they need to survive here.
Every single human being, Allah will never put a creation on earth that cannot survive, or cannot have access to the tools and resources for healthy survival on Earth. The second thing is that
I often spend like a lot of time thinking about a Marlin he's Salam. When he is expelled from Jana, and he's placed now on this earth how that must have felt.
Can you imagine Allah created you with his own hands molded and fashion him right? Then a lot caused that the soul be blown directly into him.
He's never committed any sin nothing. Right? He's as pure as they can be. He has the honor of the angels prostrating to him out of respect and love. You're the first human being ever so all the rest of mankind until the day of judgment are part of your children.
Now you got you left Jana and everything that Jenna has in it, and you're put on this earth all by yourself. And then we're going to come to the incident that
cost all of that. But just think about, like how that must feel. He doesn't know how to build a house, he doesn't know the names of anything. He doesn't know where to go and find the resources, water food, he has to learn all of that from scratch. So it was, it was a profound moment, but the challenges that he had to face to survive, were just beyond this world.
How what was created from one of Adam's ribs in our best sort of the Allahu Anhu said that Allah created Hawa from the shortest rib, on Adam's left side. Quick question.
Is there any
talk or controversy on this last paragraph we just read about her being created from the rib? What is
their books written on his papers written on this? What's the controversy on this?
You should all know it.
Have you ever heard that she was created from the bench rib? Have you ever heard that?
Right? So this shortest rib on the left side is literally the smallest part of your ribcage, the smallest part where it begins to curve she's been created from there. Why?
Summit will attempt to explain why.
And others kept silent. They don't get into it. But here's the hint.
Some people who like to find places in Islam to attack to misrepresent to twist. This is definitely one of those areas.
Because they say they frame the narrative that oh, so women are created from the bent rib on the weakest side of the ribcage. So what are you trying to say about women? That kind of conversation? How do you respond to that?
How do you respond to
there are there are essays and books written on this stuff? Yeah.
Relationship between the husband and wife or even the nature of the woman is not meant to be straightened out.
So some people perceive this bento rib as a sign of weakness.
How do we respond to that? So when you're saying okay, just leave it as is. I totally get that right. That's exactly how the Prophet is taught was salam told us right? Don't try to straighten it, you'll break it. But really and truly, from a non Muslims perspective on this, you can immediately sense you know, how, how strange all of that sounds. So how do you how do you explain yourself with a narration like this?
People fail to understand that the grip is one of the most important part of
all your internal organs.
limited to spiritual, physical attributes as well. Okay, she was created out of this place, she was actually created in importance because she would shelter and protect them as well. And 70 degree.
Okay, I like I like
anybody wants to add anything else? I think
it gives space to where it was a straight strong one. It's stiff, and it breaks, where it's like short and
Okay. Struggle and change.
Okay, okay, I hear you
need to be protected?
We're be on cp 24. If we repeated those answers, right.
Look, I get what all of you are saying.
There are certain things about the Dean
keep it as is
this bent rib.
Nobody said that it was a sign of any quote unquote, weakness in her. So let's not even mention that. Okay. Nobody said that. That's your interpretation. You think it's something weak? We're not saying that. All we're saying that's where Allah chose to create our from. Sure, it might be a sign of protection. It might be a sign of her soft and tender side of just who a woman is. They're sensitive, they're kind, they're gentle. They're sure all of those things. Maybe
there are certain things don't, don't you don't need to get into and try to find logical
explanations for this is one of them, they're really mad, they say leave it as is, Allah chose it Alhamdulillah you think that this is somehow a representation of representation of weakness. But us Muslims, we don't we honor women, as a matter of fact, they are part of the leadership of Islam, there is no Islam without them.
So what I'm trying to say to you is that treat the conversation the same way you would talk about any other Muslim, she's right there, she's not in no special category where she has to be treated different. Everybody has a personality that you have to cater to, I get that. So the gentle the softer, I get all of that. But at the same time, Allah tells us that, you know, the believing men and the believing women, they're judged exactly the same. So it means that at the end of the day, all the actions that she performs all of the choices that she makes, she's no different from him.
Allah chose to create her from this part of, you know, you know, the, the rib, we don't know exactly why. We don't tell, I like some of the things that some of you have mentioned. And if you feel like that's an explanation, you may need to give someday, by all means, go ahead.
I've had to have this conversation several times over the years, and I just never, I never allow that to get to a place where I need to find a different way and really prove why the side of the rib especially where it bends is a is a good, I don't have to go that far. And I got this actually from the narration of Salman and Pharisee, or the Allahu and the famous companion, when a man came to him and said, Your Messenger teaches you guys how to go to the bathroom. He wanted to make fun of the religion is like he's actually teaching you guys how to squat down and go to the bathroom. That's what your prophet does. You know, it's elemental. Pharisee go to the alohar. No, does. He doesn't
say, Well, studies have shown that if you sit and squat a certain way, you know, it's good for the digestive system doesn't go into that. You know what he says?
He says now?
Yes, my prophet taught me that.
And I got asked a question. I was at a conference a few days ago. And then sister asked me, she's like, how do you respond to somebody who constantly criticizes that Allah
controls everything, and we don't have any ability to make our own choices. Allah has chosen exactly every footstep, how we should live, what we should do and not do. You guys are like puppets?
What's your response to that?
There's a freedom in Islam to you know, sort of develop your own choice and your own perspective on things and your own approach. You have no freedom. What's your response to that?
So your creativity, many goals. Yeah. Anything else? Good. Anything else? This is
Yeah. Anything else? You know what I would say?
I have done it. And man, those conversations end real quickly, but I don't know if it's in a good way or not. But um, I usually say, Yeah, I love that Allah is the one that controls me.
Not to you not. I love that. Of course, I want Allah to control every footstep I take, of course, I want him to decide everything. I don't want to think about nothing in my life, knowing that Allah will take care of it. I think that's the whole point why I have this relationship. I want him to be in charge. Who is going to be above and beyond Allah who's going to decide better my course of life other than Allah, You're damn right. I would love that Allah takes care of everything. I just feed right into it. So what I'm saying is that there are certain aspects of our deen treat it as is and don't fall into these like silly traps that are set for us. And unfortunately, a lot of Muslims get
caught into it. They just don't know how to respond. Or they might say things and they just dig themselves into a deeper hole. So ignore our best and this is a famous narration about the anatomy alayhi salam and his wife both lived in Jannah. We don't know exactly how long but for an extended period after this incident, Adam and Helen and Iblees were ordered to leave paradise. We all know the story that why how this happened, right? Somebody told me real quickly in like a couple of sentences. What happened Just So we make sure we're all on the same page and that if there are any lessons we can extract from it.
What happened why were they kicked out
How did Adam Isley his Salam make that mistake?
So the West was forgotten.
Okay, so one narration says that he forgot that he that the West was out of a bliss. There's a third very common one you'll read. Why? How did he make that mistake? There's a third very common reason.
They are limited, they quote, but they denounced it. It's not, it doesn't fit the story. Like it wouldn't make sense if it was actually authentic. It wouldn't make sense. Anybody know what that is? It has something to do with how
they say that, however, tempted him and pushed him and kind of liking her. No, no, no, just try just try it. But she did it not to sort of get him into trouble or anything. Just be like, Oh, it's killing me. Let's let's just go see why was this forbidden? Let's just take a tiny little bite, that sort of thing. And their ultimate, they denounced this, they say it just can't be because again, the nature of these two individuals, how Allah created them, how they lived and an end. It just doesn't make sense. But you will find the story some of the elimite do quote it, okay. So just keep that in mind. This. The most authentic reason though, why he did that? Allah knows best it is the West WESA
that caused him to do that. Right. But Allah knows best. So the point is, now that's happened. And there's a very important lesson behind all of that.
Really important lesson.
Jana is made up of what
different levels? What's the landscape like in Jannah?
Is it like all rocks and stones? Is it like concrete, asphalt? What is it?
It's fertile. Okay. It's fertile, fertile. And what else? What do you see a lot of all throw Jenner. trees, grass, vegetation greenery. The word Jenner. What does it mean? Luscious greenery? You know, when summertime rolls out and see this grass is starting to get green. But when Summertime is at its peak, the grass looks like somebody drew it on. Like it's just perfect, right? That's Jenna. So Jenna is all trees and it's all grass. As far as the eyes can see,
Allah tells demining he's Salam.
Go all throughout Jana.
Rather than hate to shoot tumor, rather than is eat as much as you want and fill yourself as much as you want. That's a robot. So Allah tells them, don't just go eat but fill your stomachs to the max, and you'll be fine. You'll never be fooled. You just can keep on eating. Except what
one tree shows you how powerful temptation is.
One tree, Allah said don't touch this and still add them early. His Salam ended up going there. And look what it costed him, costed him that he was expelled from Jana. What's the lesson for you and I about temptation?
Do you now understand even further, why we have such a strict warning, do not get close to your desire. Like, don't open the door that your desire can basically allow you to do whatever you want. Now we understand why that order came. Because that's how desires work. That's how shadow works. Like you just need to try it once. And it could be literally impossible to shut that door. Because everything is just a ripple effect after they just get stronger and stronger and stronger. So this moment in history is quite significant because it changed everything now for a domani his Salam. So eventually he was descended from paradise. Some are really mad, they say it to India somewhere
others will say now in Sri Lanka, some say it's both some say parts of Saudi. We don't know exactly, but there are definitely a few possibilities here. Hawaii descended in a location different from tamale he's Salam.
And then the beliefs descended into an area in present day Iraq now in a town called El obala. Next to El basura. Later, Adam And how're they both reunited? Does anybody know where Adam and Hawa where it is said that they return reunited.
Mount autofill Okay, anywhere else. It's kind of like a romantics.
Are you actually can you imagine that? They're both like searching for each other. And Allah knows how much time goes by and then they find themselves at a spot. Does anybody know where that is?
Here's a hint. You have to come to Omaha with me and I'll show you exactly where that spot is.
Anybody have any idea?
Very close. So behind the Canada, there is a set of mountain since behind the heart, I'm not behind the camera behind the huddle itself. You guys know where the clock tower is. So imagine you're looking at the clock tower and it's behind me. Okay, I'm standing looking at you. Clocktower was behind me.
towards the left side, my right, your left, you'll see there's a large set of mountains that are there. That is actually the first mountain Allah has ever created on Earth. It's still there. And it is said the most authentic opinion that's where Adam and Howard met is very close to the carrabba. So when we say that that area is blessed, this is part of that right so all again if you want to see exactly where that started booking your tickets on only with me and shall loca so Allah then captures this moment. How did Adam and how to respond when they were expelled? Paul out of bene they both said, Oh, my master, quick question. Why do they call upon Allah as Rob
if you studied with me before, you should know what when and how Rob is used in the Quran.
When and how is the rub used in the Quran? It's not Allahumma in Neil volumn or in Nana of alumna and fusina. say Hola, Huma. They said though, Rob Bennett, why?
Always remember this, Rob throughout the Quran is always used in times of desperation. Okay, when you're really really, when you when you're really, really down, you're at the lowest point you're going through the worst of the worse. That's when the rub is always used. So they say, Rob Bennett, Valentina and fusina.
This is the first way to, you know, the ultimate, they say that this area, and this door that Adam Alehissalaam is making,
is the is how the Koran teaches us to apologize to Allah. Like the etiquette and the words and the attitude of how to apologize to Allah is found in this verse. So look what they say they say a Valentina and fusina.
Right here, they said, We have wronged ourselves. So the first thing, the first thing to start the process of making up the mistake, what must you do?
Accept the mistake. Like at the end of the day, regardless what caused you to do it? You You ended up doing it? So at least admit okay, even if it's the first time or I've done this, right, this person may have compelled me or I was in this situation. Oh Allah, you know the truth. With the Arab. I have this now on my scale. This has been written down that I fell into this mistake that's alumna and fusina. So the first thing is own the mistake, own the error, the problem, the sin, whatever it is, admit that it happened. Okay, the next thing, what ilimitado Filipina, you see that they don't ask, Oh Allah and just forgive us. The wording is so different. What ilimitado and if you
don't forgive us, see, Adam Allison doesn't say, oh, Allah forgive us. And if you don't then and he doesn't ask for anything. So what's the second etiquette when you're making Dora especially when you're apologizing to Allah?
if I did something wrong to you, right, let's, you know, let's just say I called you a name, or I insulted you somewhere, right?
And you found out it was me that did that, and it came to you. And I apologized, and I said, Look, sorry, I called you those names. It just slipped out.
Sorry, I don't I don't know what to say to you.
And then I said, Um, could I borrow $20 by the way?
How were reluctant are you to now help me after I've put you through that embarrassment and insulted you and now I apologize.
Just the hesitation is huge. More than likely, you may not want to do that. Right. So the elementi say that one of the wisdoms why Adam Aileen Sam is not asking Allah to forgive him, because he's shy too. He just did something that Allah explicitly told
him not to do so he's shy Oh ALLAH just forgive me now I messed up. Even though Allah says do that. It's an etiquette that all the prophets and messengers have you with me? All the prophets and messengers have this etiquette where they don't just ask Allah for anything they want right out in the open whatever it is comes on my just ask. There's an element of shyness, hesitation and humility that causes them to just be like, you know, Oh Allah.
I did this. I don't know what to say I just happened. And if you if you if you don't have mercy on me, I don't know what I would do. That's their apology. Not Oh Allah, please forgive me. So they're both beautiful, but one is just the level of humility is in a whole different world. So what illimitable fildena What are Hannah? Students why do we need both when we ask Allah for forgiveness, why do we need a less forgiveness and mercy mercy? Why?
Why are they always fuse together like that?
This is important, right? Because you're always see throughout the Koran, Willa Fudo Rahim la foto Rahim in Allahu la foto Rahim, why is McG Farah and Urashima fuse together? There are elements they say that the forgiveness is for the sin. Okay. The Rama is anything else that you the one who is asking you may have lost sight of or you may have not realized or the things that may have happened you have said or done part of that sin. You didn't know you did that. So let's just say I did commit a sin. But I thought I only committed the sin, and I offended one person. But later on I realized that what I said actually offended a whole bunch of people and I didn't know that. That's where Rama
comes in. Because you're basically asking Allah Oh ALLAH and have mercy on me for the things that I didn't know I couldn't keep track of when I was committing the sin. That's one interpretation. So Rama fills in the gaps that you forget about or you don't know within the forgiveness. The second thing is the second opinion is that forgiveness is what it is. Rama is Jana. So forgiveness or luck cleanse my scale of bad deeds. Rama or Allah give me Jana.
Does anybody know why?
I thought that when you're forgiven, you go to Jannah is not how it works. If Allah forgives us, we go to Jenna. You agree?
If Allah forgives us now, when in sha Allah Allah forgives all of us on the Day of Judgment. Don't we go to Ghana?
As a result of Allah's forgiveness, do you go to Jana? No.
What must you have from Allah to enter Jannah
Prophet i least thought was salam tells us nobody will enter Jannah based on their deeds, and the Companions asked not to even Yulia rasool Allah and not even me, but rather a person will only enter Jannah out of Allah's mercy.
So remember, just because Allah forgives someone does not mean they're going straight to Jana. That's one phase. Jana is out of Allah's mercy and Rama it's like the bonus you get from him.
Len Hakuna nominal ha serine. We will be amongst the losers.
See this word here students
will acid in Santa Fe hoarser. So ha sir Hassan. Hassan literally means a loser. Somebody who's a failure. Why is demeyere Li Salam
calling himself a failure by just committing this one sin?
Do you think he's kind of like overthinking it?
Is one sin? You? He says hasura. Anybody who knows basic Arabic We call this an Arabic Allison FARRELL It's the name of a person who has the quality of this action. So he's basically saying like I am by definition a loser because of what I just did.
Is he being a little harsh on himself? Why Why say that?
know, okay, you saw what he lost the magnitude, the gravity of what he lost. He just like he lost everything. Okay, anything else? Think about the sin.
Don't think about where you know, he came out of Jannah to, you know, to the dunya not think about the actual sin. Think about the attitude that he has with that sin.
regretful, keep going
All of us as believers
are supposed to feel guilty, upset, remorse, regret, every time a sin happens.
Every time a sin happens, a true believer cannot let it go.
So it's him really focused on. Like I made a mistake and I disobeyed Allah, the magnitude of that mistake, he feels like he's a total loss. Now, that is part of repentance, by the way, right? That is part of repeat one of the conditions of a sound repentance is guilt and remorse. And that's what their ultimate they say is like, when you start to feel really guilty and upset at yourself for doing that sin to begin with, that alone is already a strong and powerful sign that Allah has accepted your repentance, right? Just the guilt. That feeling from within, however, gave birth to 40 sets of twins, each room held a son and a daughter. So these are some of the stories that have been
narrated their children married and had children who married and had children, and so on until the human spread in different areas across the world, is the ancestor of all human beings without any exception, and the lineage of all human beings goes back to Adam and However, even others other civilizations if you'd like. The proof for this is in the first area of Sudeten Excel yet you're NASA Topo of the community halacha Coleman, Neff sin Wahida wahala, Permin, huzzah. Jaha. And then this part, what Betha mean, humanity, gel and cathedral when he said, so from antimalaria, he's Salam, there came many, many men and women that spread across this world, across mankind all
generation till the end of time. So the Miley has Salam, our father. Now, I have a quick question for you. What's the benefit of knowing that?
That we are all from the same father
from the same mother? What's the benefit for us in the
good. This is one of the ways the poor N annihilates, in destroys racism worked from the same parents.
That's one way that Quran does any other benefit behind knowing that.
Because immediately what should happen, discrimination, hate racism, all of that stuff should be thrown out the window, because Allah puts us all in the same road together. So
that's with respect to at least one benefit to that. And then as we continue, these are some of the eight that Hawa is mentioned, too, we don't need to go through all that because a lot of it is, is repetitive.
So those are just some of the sources. So you can take a look here, that's the surah number Bacara, and then the eight, it's just there for reference, we don't need to really go through any of them. I checked all of them. And there was really nothing, you know, specific that we needed to highlight it was just to sort of get an idea of who she was. The name Eve or in Arabic halwa is never revealed or used in the Koran Eve as mentioned by name only in one Hadith. And that is the hadith of how when Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam and from Adam, he created all of us, and then it's a very, very long Hadith. And how was a name is mentioned in there.
We don't know much about her. We don't know much about her biography, we don't know much about any conversations that she may have had nothing. All that you see it here is all that I could find. Not online. I didn't really spend much time online but just through my own my own books. This is all we have. But the point is
she's mentioned in the Quran, she's alluded to several times. And so she is definitely part of this conversation of the great women mentioned in the Quran.
Any questions before we go on
the wives of new and loathe alayhi wa sallam this will be this will be the last one. It'll take us to the end of today inshallah.
Oftentimes, the names of these women are confused. However, the general scholarly consensus is the North's wife was M Zuora, while Lutz wife was one ILA. Now these two names here.
Does anybody know where they come from? Where do we get these names from?
So these come from other scriptures. Right? These come from other scriptures, which begs the question, Are we allowed to do that? And I go to the Bible and just
extract some of these names and
and use them. Yeah, you can certainly do that. What's the rule of thumb? If you want to go to other scriptures? What's the rule of thumb?
It must never what with the polar air?
Yeah, it must never clash or contradict with the Koran. So for example, when we come to the mother of use of Alayhis Salam, we have literally zero information about her. But the Bible has some interesting things like her name and where she came from and so on. So when we get there, inshallah we'll talk a little bit about that. But again, Prophet alayhi salatu salam when Omar Radi Allahu Allah asked the Prophet Isaiah to Assam Are we allowed to go to a rural Kitab scriptures and seek knowledge from it? Prophet alayhi salatu salam says, Don't depend on it, but don't completely reject it. So what is the prophet Ali's thought was I'm saying to do find a what? A middle ground be
balanced, don't lean to one extreme to the other. Okay. I personally don't encourage an average like layman Muslim to do that either. Leave that for people who are very well grounded in the deen they can go to other sources as well.
Ultimately, the purpose of their mentioned in the Quran is to set an example of the consequence for active disbelief in Allah and His prophets. So
the three verses in the Koran mentioning the wives of North Island, his Saddam and loot, are conjoined entry depicting the consequences and response by Allah's nonbelievers. Okay, so this is one of the verses that we want to look at. Bottled below who methylene levena CAFO Murata No, one more time a lot. So, Allah says that we're going to give you an example of those who disbelieved disbelief of the women of new and the women of volute. So the first thing that Allah highlights is what what did they do this word here? So they disbelieved. They were both under two of our righteous servants, but they acted treacherously towards them. Okay, so can attack the other day in the
military Bertina Solly hain. So Allah says that they were good people with respect to the wife of loot Alayhis Salam, what's her story? Does anybody know?
What was her story?
She's supported Maha.
Okay. And with respect to Nora Alayhis Salam.
What is the story about her? It's very similar. So
the wife of Noah Isley, his Salam used to say to him that you're sitting here, you're building this boat, you're doing all of this. And everybody is going to think that you're crazy. Something's wrong with you. Like these mentally you're not there. So what are we like? What can we learn from that incident on both sides?
What's the lesson for us in that? Is it just a pretty like awesome incident or some action in the story? Like, what's the benefit of us knowing that that Lot's wife responded a certain way nor his wife responded a certain way. Even a YouTube it his Salam, his wife responded a certain way. She did the same thing, right? So the wife of a you Valley has Salam, when he got so sick, that he was paralyzed, and he was bedridden. The wife left, right. She said to him that I can't stay with you, because everybody thinks that you're cursed, that you have like a jinn or something on you. You've been possessed. So she left. And of course, later on before he passed away, she came back right? And
she pretty much repented and so on, and things were fine. But all of these scenarios, what's the lesson for us knowing that
It's real. Even when you're a profit. You still got some family issues, even when you're a prophet. So the drama, the issues, the problems, and what's very common in this day and age is the mother and father
are on the same path. They're religious, but usually a hole are the ones that within the family that go off in another direction. A lot of the times it's the young it's the kids, right? It's the teenagers. It's the young adults, they drift off into a different path. And the parents now they stay on this path of righteousness. And there's a massive clash now. So the point is, is that the lesson for us is that it's not something new or unique to us, that the best of the best still went through this. Okay? So Allah says that they were Aberdeen, mentally Bertina they were slaves from amongst all of our slaves, solidly behind. They were both really good, righteous people.
You see this word Solid?
Solid means that when somebody is righteous, that it's a quality, it's part of their personality. Like they don't have to work for it. It's ingrained in them.
So what happened here then?
How did this happen? If they were solid? They were pious slaves of Allah. How did this happen? Look with the word that Allah uses
for HANA Tahoma phelim. Yo Nia and Houma mean Allah He che Hana.
So but they acted treacherously. They were also deceiving. Hana.
I guess I guess I will say this. What's my last name? Students?
Yeah, in Arabic. That's that word there.
So Han in Arabic means somebody was deceiving.
Yeah, so like what when when I got accepted to Medina University, right? They would take attendance, right? Just imagine. I mean, that classroom with 200 students and teachers going through attendance. I met so and so how Masada Muslim Han?
And then he would literally call me like a shadow. How would you get this name from? And then they'll ask me Do you know what Han means? And I'm like, Yeah, I know. But I didn't get the name from the Arabic language. It meant something else in a different culture. So but they still they would they would really pick on me for that. But you guys are not allowed to do that. Okay.
I'll call you out on it.
So for HANA toma when I'm trying to think to myself proud, you know, at least my last name is my first name is mentioned a few times in the Quran but my last name as well, but it's it's not very good. So this is an A, I will not be quoting to you about my last name right. So Allah says that they deceived one another, their their Eman, their attitude, their righteousness was deceiving. phelim yielding a northern yoke Nia and humanmade Allah He che, yo, yo, honey, honey, you they didn't help them. They didn't get anything out of quitting or walking away from these prophets and messengers. So that's the whole idea. So they avail them not against Allah and it was said enter
both the fire with those who enter. So they got punished for this at some point. But what can you lead holo narrow Magda healing?
So those that didn't repent, of course, the ultimate and or result of that was that the wife of Nora and the wife of a lot because they did not come back, they did not change their path, and they continue to disobey Allah subhanaw taala. So Allah subhanaw taala certainly brought them to account. Now, this example, it's found in the same surah so that the screen where ESEA Her name is mentioned that area that we looked at, just for your reference, okay, so it's there.
That's all we know about the wives of Lupita. And Nora, this will be the last one. I totally I didn't realize I actually put this here. So yeah, perfect. The wife of the ICS
in the Bible, it's called Zuleika. Some weak narrations call also mentioned Zuleika. But um, nothing authentic. And by the way, the names are not important anyway. Okay. Because if Allah doesn't tell us the names, then it just means that they're not important to us. Okay. So the ICS and the wife of the disease. So she is mentioned for the first time here in this area, verse number 23, and soda to Youssef. One of the most extensive depictions of women in the Quran is the wife of Aziz. Okay. She has a whole section of sudut Youssef and it goes on pretty much
throughout. When it starts here, the 23rd verse, it goes on pretty much till the end of the story. The Surah has 111 verses. So from 23 onwards, she is constantly mentioned. As a matter of fact, she was even mentioned in verse number 21. You remember the part of the story when you suffer Alayhis Salam was picked up. Then he was taken by the caravan to
what people call it to Egypt, and they were sold off as slaves.
And the first customers I guess you could say that came to see Yusuf Ali Islam was the wife and the ICS. Then two were walking in the market and her eyes caught the beauty of use of Alayhis Salam. So she immediately says that we should take him either adopt him as our son, or let him work for us. Because look, he looks perfect. He's beautiful. So they purchased him. And they purchased him for Dada Hema Mara Duda. Dada him and Matt do that is like next to nothing. Like a few pennies. They didn't put any value on him. And they just like whatever they had. That's what they got for him. Then the story goes on Yusuf Ali his Salam now is in Egypt in the palace. And time goes on you don't
just imagine like he's just working around in the palace cleaning, wiping making sure things are in order.
And then one day it happens. This area.
What all with that we'll look at who will feed Beatty hair I never see. So one day it happens.
And the lady in whose house he lived in, tried to seduce him. So the wife of their disease. She put together a plan. What was the plan? Well, halacha till a blob. She took all the gates and the windows and the doors of the entire palace. What did she do with her? She locked them a halacha. If you say a Holika it means that it's closed shut. When you add a shudder a whole locker, which is what the ISS it means she slammed the door shut and she locked in.
So is it safe to assume she was thinking about this plan for a while?
Somebody with that kind of,
you know, with that kind of planning, that kind of energy. Like if that kind of urgency, right? The moment happened where she's home alone, the husband went out to do his duties, and the only person in the palace is Yusuf Ali Salam. So she closed all the doors, she literally trapped him. And then what happened afterwards, so she locked the doors firmly and said, Come to me. That's this word here. We'll call it hate Turlock. This is not a word that Arabs use anymore.
And it's not a word that any of us should really use. Because it has an ill intent attached to it right. And
hater, like literally just means like, take full advantage of being and treat me however you want. So she literally threw herself at him. Parliament under the law, the way he responds is just unreal. And he responds and he says, Allah is my refuge. So he basically looks at her and says are with a biller? My question to you students is how and where did you sift Alayhis Salam get that?
How was he able to do that? Where did he get that strength, that sincerity to respond? When there's literally the most beautiful woman probably in Egypt? Remember?
She is the wife of a minister. It's like she's no joke. She has status. She has beauty, she has power. She has influence just political power.
And she's throwing herself to whom?
who was considered to be like nobody.
So in any other situation, this is like a once in a lifetime moment if somebody had ill intentions right? Where did you suffer Alayhis Salam get this ability to stand up and say are with a biller? Get away from me.
Okay, good. This tarbiyah
You know what the automatic say here? They say that every single human is born with the strength to repel Hold on.
Like it's part of our fitrah that when you see and recognize something haram and wrong, you naturally have the ability to repel that, like you don't even have to think twice Allah
blessed you with that that's who you are. It's just that life and your experiences and choices disrupted all of that or destroyed that nor. So it's safe to assume that you somebody who slammed did not have this problem wasn't really exposed to any of this. So he still had that purity in him to respond, despite how powerful the temptation is okay? So he replies and then
he says, in the whole rugby accent and mythweb in the hula, you flick a volume on. So it was not befitting for me to betray my master, meaning the ICS he took really good care of me. And indeed, those who do this kind of wrong, they will never find any success. So the conversation continues. Remember, we're looking at the wife of the disease. So this is all part of her conversation with him. Call him a heartbroken either our tuna use of infc. So we go on to the next verse. So you see, we get out of this hole. When this when this the wife seduces us if our lesson we get out of that, right? Everything happens the way it happens. You guys all know the story. Eventually. The husband
comes home. Does anybody remember what happened? What did he do when he came home?
So did he catch did he like see something recall? Yeah, he definitely saw something weird, right? Because what did you Safar alayhis. Salam tried to do
run away. What did she do?
She attacked him. Right? He literally just jumped out him and pulled his shirt back and RIPTA. Right. So she was like losing her mind. Right? And when she did that, that's when the husband walks in. And it's like a real soap opera type scene. And that's happening, right? So she's attacking this guy. And then boom, the door opens. Oh, you're home already. So he sees that. And then he asked, What in the world is going on? What does she do? The wife? What does she say her first response to her husband?
She says what is going to be the response for somebody who has ill intentions for your wife?
That's the first thing that comes out of her mouth. They're really mad they extract a lot from that response. Is she lying? First of all, is she lying? Yeah, she's lying. They say that one of the,
the the key? I guess you could say indicators. One of the most important obvious things that indicates when somebody's lying to you is when they jump into the defensive mode. And it's actually used even in court these days. Right? moment when somebody's confronted, and they immediately know I didn't do it. What are you talking about? I never do. That's exactly what the mafia calling us to do. When the mafia call we're confronted, you know what the first thing they said. They said, Call in the men. No, mostly one said, no, no, we're not doing anything wrong. We're actually just trying to help people and do the right thing. Completely. So the second thing is, they take themselves out
of what they're being blamed for as quickly as possible. It's another sign of a lie. Right? So I never did nothing. Listen for those words. Okay? You guys can all become like human light lie detectors right now, right? From the Koran, always pay attention when the person pulls themself out of a province. I never did nothing. I don't know what they're talking about. They're just blaming, I never did anything. I never said it. When people respond like that. That's a really good indication that they're not giving the full story. When they pull them out, especially when they're involved right from the very beginning. That's what she does. So then, of course, things go on. And then we
get to this part of the verse where she's mentioned again,
now that all of a sudden done, Yusuf Ali Salam got thrown in jail, he spent some time in there, lots of things happen. Now, eventually, as time went on, the i Z's sees a really crazy dream of the seven fat cows and the other cows that were dying, and so on all of that, right. So he wants an interpretation. He sends a messenger go, and this this messenger says, I know somebody who's really good at interpreting dreams, who was the
use of our Alayhis Salam. So Yusuf Ali son could interpret dreams. This guy says, you know, and by the way, this guy who's talking to the eyes, he's telling him, I know somebody who can interpret dreams. Who was he? Who is this guy that's saying that?
Yeah, that was the cellmate. He got fried first, right? So when he got out, he basically said, I know somebody. King says go
When the ice says go find him bring him to me. When he goes to the jail uses like no. Go and ask him about what happened to that woman who put this against me and and and set me up and got me into jail. We'll deal with that first. I'm not leaving here.
Can you imagine how much patience you use the party his Salaam has here? He's been wrongfully imprisoned for several years. Now it's his opportunity to come out. And he's like, no.
Because, my honor, my honor still needs to be corrected. Right? My name is still you know, my reputation is still awful. I need to clear my name. What do you learn from that students?
What do you learn from this response that used to violate his gives, He has an opportunity to get out, he doesn't get out. He's focused on what
his identity, his honor, and scholars took from that, that is definitely something that the Muslims should strive to protect, where he or she can don't allow people to misrepresent you, or twist your story or your name or abuse you and if you are in a position where you can defend, and you can repair that you that that is a fundamental responsibility as a believer to protect your reputation and protect your name. You know, it's from shaitan to say things like, I don't care what people think of me, who cares, whatever, that society and culture taught us that there's nothing Eman related about that.
That's not from our do. We do care what others we can't control it. But we must show concern if people get a perception about us, that can be addressed and corrected. So when all is said and done, Yusuf Ali his Salam gets out speaks to the disease and he asked called Emma how to connect either our tuna use for an FC
The king asked the women
what did you get when you try to seduce Youssef? They replied Allah forbid we know nothing indecent about him so that whole incident when they're all the women were in Paul together came out he served them some fruits or what have you, they started cutting their wrists they were lost in his beauty all of that so all of these women now are being brought down investigation is officially starting. So basically they don't they get to the bottom of it. All these women said we've never seen use of do anything wrong.
Then the chief minister's wife admitted for the Quit she does Khalid Tamara equalises This is where everything changes for her and one opinion states that the ICS became Muslim here right so she eventually became Muslim now because why she repents pilot in Morocco ISIS enter has hassle health enter our to her infc She says Now the truth came out. And yeah, I was indeed the ones who the one who did it.
See I was indeed the One who sorry.
I was the one now the truth has come to light it was I who tried to seduce him. She totally comes clean. And he is surely truthful. Quick question.
Is she sincere?
Or is she just come in clean because she got caught?
How would you judge the situation here?
Because she's clearly being confronted.
So like is should we accept that? Is that genuine?
Okay, so we don't have any place to really judge what I mean. Okay, fine, but
is it obvious that this incident she just got caught? That's why she came out and said the truth if this didn't happen, who knows if she would have come up with the truth is that a possibility?
Yeah, there is a possibility but that didn't happen. She did when she got confronted admit to it. So the point of evidence that she's now a changed person, is the fact that she herself admits I was the one who did it. She doesn't say Well, yeah, you caught me.
Yeah, you know stuff happen. Sorry. She She admitted I was the one who did I seduced him? I was the one that locked the doors. I was the one that set everything up. Yeah.
Take ownership will still blame the person. Yeah.
Yep. I mean, you know, she did say that earlier on, right. Because when she had all the women in that room, and they got lost in his beauty, she says right to all of these, you see what I have to deal with?
I have to see this man every single day. You guys only saw him once. And look at you, you're cutting your wrists and you're all lost. Imagine I have to do this every day. I know right then and there on the spot, she asks him in front of all of them, will you not take me and allow me to do this, and she pretty much put him on the spot. And that's when he responds that says, the prison cell is more beloved to me than what you're calling me to, like just complete shutdown. By the way,
when she tried to seduce him the first time he said, are with a bIllahi min ash shaytani R rajim.
When she tried again, the second time, he looks at her and says the jail is more blessed to me than you.
What do you learn from these two responses?
So look at the wording. Would you agree that
it's kind of harsh?
Is it kind of harsh? I'll get away from you. Sure. You know, I don't want to have anything to do with it. I was a biller. And then the other ones, I'd rather go to jail than being next to you. Is that a harsh thing to say? Can you imagine if we use if if anybody was in the same scenario, and you looked at the person be like, I'd rather go to prison and to be sitting in the same room with you?
Or, I'd rather be with shaitan the new, more like, is that a appropriate thing to say? Or should you still be sensitive and just still have some good etiquettes and refuse politely?
You know, some of the scholars said that these two responses that Yusuf Ali Salam gave
its firm. It's very, very blunt. And that is exactly how you should respond. When temptation is in front of you.
You have to respond and cut it off immediately. Not, um, you know what, listen, here's my number. I got to talk to you about all of this. Just drop me a text later this evening. And we'll talk about it okay. I'll explain everything.
No. And then, literally, she's throwing herself in front of him. And again, he's like, Get away from me. I'd rather go to prison. Our version of that is, don't talk to me. Like, it's, I don't want to have anything to do with you. That kind of response. Some Muslims, especially young people, when I have these conversations with them, they immediately say, Yeah, but yeah, aren't we supposed to be kind? But we're Muslims. Shouldn't we be polite? Yeah, this is the exception to that rule. By the way. This is where I say to students, you're allowed to be respectfully rude.
Okay, so be respectful. You're insulting anybody but just be very blunt. Okay. So it's just it's a really interesting benefit that the ruler might get out of this whole situation. So anyhow, he is surely truthful shows she adds to her confession. Well, in the hula means Saudi pain, she says that, you know, he was the person that was telling the truth all this time. Her presence in the Koran is not meant to imply the evil nature of all women, but rather the different possible distractions that society in general can present and the need to repel them. Right. So this is what we've been talking about this whole time. You know, at the end of the day, like I said,
you know, the majority opinion is that she eventually became Muslim or she accepted. You know, she changed her life and she accepted Allah as her Creator, because later on in the Surah, she actually refers to Allah by His name. Okay. She literally says that Allah you know, is my crate, Allah will judge me so because she says that, then of course, it's a good indication.
I was going to stop there.
We have just a couple minutes I believe before Salah so this is probably where I will stop because there's a lot to
to discuss here. This is my favorite story of the entire Quran is you know, the story of Musa alayhis salam and the interaction with the his mum, the air yet that are sent down to bring relief, ease and comfort to her is really beautiful. Well Allah He even if you're not a mother, it is absolutely beautiful how Allah comforts a mother, specifically moms. So even now if you are a mother, you can really relate to how Allah comforts a mum. Especially when she