Nadim Bashir – Khatira – The Example of the Spider Web

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The Surah Anca booth is a potential risk for the safety of Islamists and their faith. The struggles of going through persecution and protecting one's own health are highlighted, as well as the importance of testing one's faith through various methods and striving for maintenance. The importance of protecting one's health and staying committed to it is emphasized, as well as the use of false gods and the need for people to consider other options in life. The Surah is a time for individuals to achieve their goals and protect their health, but the goal is not achieved.
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Two days ago I talked about Souter cos we have covered this surah in the past few days. The sutra that comes immediately after sutra classes, is a sutra that is very much worthy of our reflection. And especially based on the curtain circumstances, where we see Muslims being tortured, Muslims being persecuted because of their faith all over the world we see in light of everything that we see it is very important that we focus on this Surah Surah Anca booth. Allah subhana wa Tada he begins a surah by saying it flat meme. And in this tutorial if you want to summarize this entire sutra, what is the head of the surah what is the goal of this entire sutra? If the goal is that there are going

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to be challenges that will come from Allah subhana wa Tada and those who are the believers, they will endure these challenges and those who are not the believers, they will lose faith in these challenges. These challenges will make them distant from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. So Allah because the surah by saying it flat mean, and why the Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned this of course we know that we cannot we don't know the meaning of the photo.

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And if there are mean foreseen calf higher I thought, no, no, no one knows the true meaning of these ayat. And the subtle meaning behind this is that just like you and I, we don't know the meaning of Alif Lam Meem. We don't know the hikma behind Adfly meme. Likewise, challenges that come from Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't know the heck about these challenges. We don't know why is ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala sending us these challenges, but we have to simply accept them. And then Allah says, And if la meme has even Natsu and you throw Goo

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go home. Now you afternoon? Do you really believe that you can say that you believe in Allah and you will not be tested? Now let's try to understand that this surah was one of the last suitors to be revealed in Makkah, when the last verse will be revealed mean that the persecution against the Muslims have ramped up and already Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has sent a group a good group a good you know a good group in terms of number two Abba singer and publisher yet their persecution is growing in the Muslim community, and especially in Makkah, and this sutra is revealed. So Allah subhanho wa taala, saying that you will be tested no doubt, there is no doubt

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that you can, there is no doubt in the fact and there is no way that you can say that you believe in Allah, you will not be tested. However, all of our tests are going to be different. Right now for us living in America. Our test is different than those living in India, those living in India is different than those living in Palestine. Those living in Palestine is different than the ones that are going on in China and every single person is gonna be tested in different ways. Allah subhanho wa taala. What he wants to also tell us is that when it comes to a test of faith, you will have to go through much more difficulty see this word fitna Allah you've done when the word fit now what is

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it in reference to is in reference to the process that gold goes through in order to become more purified? See, if I were to take gold in itself, I would take gold in itself and I will try to scrub it on the outside of it, it will never become clean. I cannot just take gold and rub it on the outside. Gold usually when it when it comes to the filth that is associated with gold is usually deeply penetrated in the middle of that gold. So what a person has to do is what the goldsmith does is he takes that gold and he has to melt that entire gold and then remove the dirt the the particles are not considered as gold and then the gold is separated from the rest. Likewise when we talk about

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eemaan Where is Iman Iman is not on the outside eemaan is where is on the inside just like fills in that gold is on the inside and it has to go through a furnace and the whole thing has to break down in order to remove that dirt. Likewise a person will have to go through a little more difficulty in order to remove that filth from our iman and that is the cleansing process. Allah subhanho wa Taala then says what are the Fontana Lavina Makaveli him there are people before you they went through these challenges. You're not of the exception today we say Why did Allah put us through this? Well, people people before us they also went through similar challenges. We'll look at the fact that none

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of them in public hola him Falaya alamin Hola. Hola. Vina Sadako wala Hola Mundo Academy and I'm hassy bernadina Yama, Luna say You know, you know, those who are going through persecution, those who are the victims of someone else's learning. We always say that we have to be patient and we have to put our trust in Allah subhanho wa taala. But what happens to these people who are Divali Moon who are what happens to these people who are committing the violence? Allah subhanho wa Taala says I'm happy when Lavina

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Yamuna say those people who are committing this say at and these wounds, do they think that they have gotten away from Allah subhanho wa Taala sir, yeah C'mon, Allah subhanaw taala is telling them telling the telling the volley moon that your time will also come. And in this there's a lesson also for the victims also for those who are the mudroom, that whenever and wherever Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses, Allah will hold them accountable today we always say where is the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala when will you have ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala come and this ayah tells us and that Allah is telling us that your job is to be patient in these kinds of situations. And it is my job to

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decide when I will hold them accountable. I may hold them accountable in this dunya I may hold them accountable in the market up but then after this Allah subhana wa Tada he goes through different stories and different things to show us how you and I we can be tested in this dunya Allah subhanho wa Taala he first of all brings up the story of a brings up an idea in reference to size and build up your castle, the Allahu ion, where he was emotionally blackmailed by his own mother. And she was and she said to her own son, the fact that you have converted to Islam, I'm no longer going to eat till you don't come back to your the religion of your forefathers. So in one way she's trying to

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emotionally, emotionally trying to get to her own son. So the Quran is telling us that sometimes there going to be challenges that come our way in which our emotions are going to be played with sometimes our emotions are going to be toyed with and as Muslims, we have to be strong we cannot become emotional and we give in no we have to be strong. Allah subhanho wa Taala in the same Surah talks about Ibraheem Alehissalaam why he brought him out of Islam because Ibrahim Allah his son's challenge was what it was the fire but because he was he was steadfast upon his Yaqeen and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala saved him in that same surah Allah mentioned the story of

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New Orleans Salaam. Why? Because during his time, what was the great deal at that time, the big flood that came Allah subhanho wa Taala saved New otter usernames, and the believers and then Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned the story of lotano usana. And he says, we'll call it Nemo heard you don't either Robbie, that I'm making Hijra to my Rob. And in essence, this is a hint to Rasulullah sallallahu it was send them as I said, this is one of the last words to be revealed in Makkah. So this is a hint to the province of salaam without when I'm saying I'm making hijra, you also are going to be making Hijra to Medina and then after that Allah subhanho wa Taala in the same surah he

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talks about salaat that the challenges that will come our way also may be in the form of sins. Allah says the how do you protect yourself from sins? How do we protect ourselves from immorality, this immorality that we are seeing in our society, this immodesty that we are sitting seeing in society that in itself attracts many people. It's a fitna. How do we protect ourselves from this fitna? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh Truma Oh, here in a Camila Kitabi were acquainted with Salah in NA salata than her and fascia Yonker thus salon in itself has this powerful mechanism that it can protect a person from from a lunatic and illicit illicit relationships and so forth. Anything that

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is considered as immorality Salaat will help prevent all these things. So Allah subhanho wa Taala he mentioned all this and then finally at the end of the surah again, so the surah begins with making sure that you understand that we will be tested, every one of us will be tested. But then at the end Allah subhanaw taala says, One Lavina Jahad will fina than the unknown sunnah, that anyone who strives for us and the striving our path, see the requirement first is that we have to strive maintenance, we say that first of all, let the * of Allah subhanho wa Taala come and then I will do something for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah saying, No, it works the other way around. First you

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have to strive then they have Allah subhanaw taala welcome. Well, Lavina Jaha Delphina Lana de nom Sabrina as a result of our dedication of our hard work being consistent on our deen despite what the society is saying and what the society is doing, and all the Islamophobia and all the propaganda that may be spreading all this but that might be spreading if a person remains committed to their Deen, Allah says Lana, the unknown Cebu Lana, that Allah will open up not one path suitable many paths as a result. Now, finally, finally, the most important thing is this, this surah is called what sutra uncovered. Why? Because in the sutra, Allah subhanaw taala provides a parallel, the

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parallel of a spiderweb and what we have to understand is that there are many explanations

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Even first of all, this is a must. I don't mean don't lie. Oh Leah karma Selena Anika Bucha Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving a very simple concept over here, that people who worship people who call out to other deities besides Allah subhanho wa taala, their deities is as weak as a spider web, just like a spider web is so weak, you can a strong wind can blow it away. Likewise, their their deities are that weak. Why? Because today they are worshipping these deities, and these gods and false gods and so forth. But these false gods don't have the power to do anything. In fact, when they will show up in appear on the day of judgment, and they need help Allah subhanho wa Taala will tell these

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people that you use to worship all these idols, now go and ask them for help. And of course, we know that these idols will not be able to help them on the Day of Judgment. But within this ayah in this parallel, there are some other subtle, you know, important messages in this, first of all, is that when we come across challenges in our life, many times we try to go towards other options in life. besides Allah subhanho wa Taala many times people leave Allah and they tried to take other options, Allah subhanaw taala through this parallel, he's saying that just like a spider web is weak, okay, the spider web is weak. Likewise, all these other things that we may go to in times of crisis,

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whether it's anything besides Allah subhanho wa Taala if we're leaving Allah and we're going towards them, they are as weak as a spider web. This is why Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned this. Second thing that's very important is that if you look at a spider web, I remember when I was a kid, we did a lot of like projects and so forth. The way a spider hunts, okay, the way a spider hunts is, it puts his web out, okay. And a lot of times, you can even see that web and a fly will come will come and is just flying around and it gets stuck into that web, the spider comes it takes a sweet time, it will come it will wrap it around, and it will keep it stored for if thought Okay, later on. Okay,

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we'll have it we'll have it later on. Okay, the point is this, when we talk about fitness, fitness are such that just like a fly when a fly gets into that spider web, there is this substance on the spider web, that it gets stuck on to the spider web and he cannot get out it's like a bluish substance on the spider web, and he cannot get away. And that spider comes and has this it has this meal, the fitness that we live with our around there are such that if we get caught into them, we will not be able to escape them just like a fly when it gets stuck into the spiderweb is not able to save itself. Likewise these fitness that we you and I are surrounded with on a daily basis, they are

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such so dangerous that we should not take them ever lightly. That if we get called into them, many times we can get so caught up to them that then we become devoured by our society, we get devoured by other things. So this is why Allah subhanaw taala is giving this parallel of the spider web. And just like a spider web, you can see from far unless you get so close and you get caught into it. Likewise fitness that we are surrounded by there are there but we as Muslims, we have to protect ourselves. We have to always be on guard when it comes to our iman and these fitness could be lurking around us and they're invisible and they can come to us at any time. This is why Allah

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subhanho wa Taala when he gives the parallel of a spider web, this is a message that Allah subhanaw taala is trying to get across to us that they are fitness that we are surrounded by beware of those fitness. Don't get caught up into those fitness. If you get caught up into those fitness and your iman is weak, you will be devoured, you will be devoured you will get caught up and there is no escape from that. So that is why we have these kinds of sutras to remind us and once again, what is the whole goal? Allah subhanho wa Taala because you hear people all the time saying that well if Allah subhanaw taala is there the wise Allah subhana allowing all this once again because the our

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belief as movements and as believers is that Allah subhanaw taala puts every person through a person through a test and this is a test for us. And today many times we don't we have trouble understanding this. I had a girl one time coming to my office, and she's like, I don't believe in Allah anymore. Why? Because I don't understand this concept. Why is ALLAH SubhanA putting us to a test and I told her I'm like, well there is a prize at the end of the at the end of the road. There's a prize in the hereafter when we strive hard, there is a price you cannot get a price and do nothing for that price. You have to work hard for that price. And this is that duniya that data will

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you know that this this data will empty hand

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This is that this is the place where Allah subhanaw taala, test us, and then we get the prize at the end. So a believer in all these challenges, they become even stronger, like we find in the Surah and all the stories that we find in this surah. So keep in mind going forward, that each one of us we're going to be tested sometimes in regards to our family, sometimes in regards to our finances. Sometimes in regards to health, we're going to be tested in different ways. But each one of us we have to always remember that this is temporary. It's not forever Allah subhanaw is testing us. And if we remain committed, and I remain thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and all the prophets we

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find this story in the Surah all of them they went through their challenges too, we Inshallah, if we remain committed, there is a greater goal at the end, which is once again at the end of the surah Allah says, I will open up many paths for for you. So ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala that going forward and sha Allah may Allah keep us committed, whenever there are challenges may Allah subhanaw taala never make us fall into fitness. And if we ever fall into a fifth time and Allah subhanaw taala give it give us an escape route from it and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us our iman our faith and the upcoming generation inshallah May Allah Swan protect their Iman and faith immunoblot Allah

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