Nadim Bashir – Tafseer of Surah Al Furqaan #03

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses multiple claims made on Facebook about Allah's views on blessings and the multiple uses of his name. They also touch on the history of Islam, including the depiction of Islam as a deity and the negative impact of various people on people's lives. The speakers share their own experiences with the dams and dams being created by humans and the God they want to create. The confusion surrounding the assignment of a certain persona to the title of CEO and the potential for a culture of fear and fearless behavior is discussed.
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Salam aleykum Rahmatullah here. brachetto Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Morain abou the welcome to another segment of our Ramadan tafsir series. Certain foregone Inshallah, today I want to cover is number two and three. So Allah subhanho wa Taala one thing that we have seen in the Surah and we will see inshallah coming forward is that Allah subhana wa Tada he responds to the claims of those people who objected to Allah subhanho wa Taala who objected to the Quran, who objected to the validity of the Prophet Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So one by one Allah subhana wa Tada

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he responds to all these claims. Today inshallah and ayat number two and three ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala responds with those people who commit ship with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Now when it comes to commit and shoot it with Allah, there is committed Sheikh can be done on many different levels, and in many different forms. Sometimes it can be where a person assigns a son to Allah subhana wa Tada as we see in some in some various faiths across the world. We also see that there are some people who actually believe that Allah subhanaw taala has partners. And there are some people who actually believe that there were other ILAs there were other gods along with Allah subhanho wa taala,

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carrying out the responsibilities of Allah subhanho wa taala. And one by one Allah subhanho wa Taala he negates each one of those claims. So let's dive into it number two and three, Allah subhanho wa Taala he begins ie number two by saying a levy, the whom will Kusama wealthy will Earth for Whom belongs the dominion over the heavens and the earth. Now what's beautiful about this idea is that is a continuation of the very first idea where Allah subhanho wa Taala he began this surah by saying about rock and we talked about about rock yesterday, that how beautiful this word is, so it is a continuation. So Allah subhanho wa Taala and the first idea he says, the battle can levy in

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excellent for honor, all blessings is for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is a source of blessing, who sent down the phoron ie the Quran upon the Prophet sallahu wa salam. And then continuing into the next idea, it is as if Allah is saying that all blessings is for Allah subhanho wa Taala to whom these the dominion of the skies and the earth and the heavens belong to. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala talking now an RB another beautiful thing that we will see and we will see in sha Allah is that in the very beginning if there is no mention of the Name of Allah subhanho wa Taala no mention None whatsoever. In fact, based on my estimation, the name of Allah subhana wa Tada has been

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mentioned only five to six times in this sutra and predominantly towards the end of the surah where Allah talks about the qualities and the characteristics of His slaves, his true slaves. So the reason why Allah subhanho wa Taala would not mention his name is because once again this surah was revealed in Makkah. And you have to understand that the human being is such that many times when they hear who is delivering the message or who is conveying the message, sometimes they will tune themselves out. Let me give you an example. The Quraysh did not actually believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala they were coming in shoot with Allah subhanho wa taala. So every single time if the

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prophets of salaam were to say that Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying something because they would hear that Allah is saying something, they will close their ears and they will not want to listen at all. This is why we find it is a common trend in the Quran, that when it comes to the monkey sutras, Allah does not mention his name so much. Rather he mentioned his powers and his abilities and his and his ability to do anything that he wants in Allah Allah coalition accordion, whereas when you shift to them to the Madani Surahs Allah does mention his name often why? Because the Jewish community in Medina did not necessarily reject the idea of Allah subhanho wa taala. They rejected

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the notion that this man is not the final messenger sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala because he is from the lineage of Ismar era he Salam. So this is why we find that even in this surah Allah does not mention his name. He said the word to Barack and he's continuing into the other eye yet. And the one thing that of course, the Croatian anyone would be interested in hearing is when

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Someone is saying that I am the source of all blessings. So this is why Allah subhanho wa taala. He continues in this way. So he says Allah Vela, who MUSAWAH to earth, to Whom belongs the dominion over the heavens and the earth. Now the reason why Allah subhana wa Taala began by discussing his power and his control and His dominion is because the human being as it is, we are infatuated, we are intimidated, we are influenced by power and authority, today's Subhanallah in the name of power, in the name of authority, we see so much corruption taking place around the world today. And we see people who succumb to that pressure, who will go and they will almost bow down to that power in that

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corrupt authority. Why because once again, we are intimidated by that authority. We understand that if this person has this much power, than they have the ability to do whatever they want, and they can affect me, but Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us that all power belongs to Allah subhanho wa taala. Complete control is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is why Allah he begins talking about his power. In the previous idea, Allah finished the idea, he concluded the idea by talking about warning people. And so once again, because we are influenced by power, because we are influenced by fear, we a lot of times do things because we fear the consequences of certain

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outcomes. This is why Allah subhanaw taala he sets the tone from the very beginning in the Surah, that I am the one who's in control of everything, and everything that you would deem as a deity, they have absolutely no power, I am the one who is in complete control now. And the next part of this is Allah subhana wa Tada begins to negate all the outrageous claims of the kuffaar in the Quran, and so forth, that Allah subhanho wa Taala perhaps he had sons, or he had a shoot aka and so forth. So the very first thing Allah subhanaw taala he says, while I'm yet to his wallet, and that he has not it all, all Dominion or to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and

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and who begets no offspring, He who has no offspring, and he has no generation after him. So here Allah subhanho wa Taala he is simply negating the fact that what some people have said that Allah subhanaw taala has a son. Now Subhanallah when you see like, for example, people today who say that Esau to his son is the son of Allah subhanho wa taala. You had the courage who said that that the angels are the daughters of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Nonetheless, they are assigning offspring to Allah subhanho wa taala. And this is above and beyond Allah subhanho wa taala. In fact, we find that the reason why people generally have children is for a few reasons, either number one is that they

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want a legacy to continue after them. Or number two is that when they get old, they need a support system in place. They need someone who can support them financially, physically, emotionally. And then number two and number three is that they want to they feel that having more children is a sign of power and a sign of prosperity. And if you see Allah subhanaw taala Allah is free from all that. Because when it comes to a legacy, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not need to have anyone to continue his legacy. It because it is Allah that we worship at the end of the day, when it comes to people and they have children because they want to be taken care of when they get when they reach a certain

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old age. When it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is free from that because age cannot go and they cannot coexist. This idea of age does not coexist with Allah subhanho wa Taala and then finally, when it comes to having more children because it is a sign of power, are we saying that Allah subhanho wa Taala needs to have children because he needs to exhibit his power Allah subhanaw taala is above and beyond all that. In fact, even in Hadith Kotsay Allah mentioned, if every person every single Jin and every single ins amongst the inside, if they were to become the most disobedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala it will not affect Allah subhanho wa Taala in the least and

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in the most minimal way. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not Allah Subhan Allah is not affected by our Ibadah It is us that we need to do a better to Allah subhanho wa Taala to benefit ourselves. And not only that, but when we talk about human human beings when we talk about the human race, in order for the human race to continue. That's why we produce children and children produce children and this is how the system of this dunya works. So it

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In order for the human race to continue, we have this process in the system. But when we say that Allah subhanho wa Taala now Allah, he has a child, what we're saying is that this is a process that Allah subhanaw taala is part of also and once again, Allah subhanaw taala is above and beyond that, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not it's not that after generation after generation, Allah wills Allah will change. Allah has been has remained the way he is from the day, he has created skies in the earth. And Allah subhanho wa Taala does not have any children, none whatsoever. And the reason I you know, one key thing is that we have children. And we find this for example, in the story of

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Abdulmutallab when he was digging up the well of zamzam. He only had one child at that time, and many people objected. And he said at that time, that if I have more children I will sacrifice one of them for for for Allah sake. The idea is that a lot of times we feel like we need to have children because they are a support for us. If I say that Allah needs a child, Allah has a child Am I saying that Allah needs a support so it is above and beyond Allah subhanaw taala to have children.

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The next part is well let me Aquila who should reconvene work, and there is no one who is a shriek or someone who shares the Dominion with Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala is all alone by himself. Now if we say that Allah subhanho wa Taala did have other people or other gods or other entities that they were sharing the responsibility of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says very clearly in the Quran, Locanda fie him early on in LA Allahu la festa data. If there was more than one one god if there were multiple gods, then Allah subhanaw taala says that then there would have been chaos on earth. Why? Because one God would want to do some 111 Other God would want to do

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something else and hence there will be chaos. This is why even sort of Zoomer Allah subhanho wa Taala says, There are Allahumma theological and fee should occur on with a Sharky sunnah Rajan salam ala Roger, that thing about a man who has to worship only one Allah and please want a law versus a man who has to please multiple masters, it becomes almost impossible to please multiple people in multiple entities. This is why there's a concept of one God and if there were gods and Subhanallah, you think about and you study different cultures, different.

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Different mythologies that do exist and so forth. For example, you take the Greek mythology and so forth, there are multiple gods and gods can go after other gods and gods can engage in war against other gods. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says there is no Shetty to Allah subhanho wa taala. And finally, Allah says wahala kakula che in for cada Rahu, the Khedira in Allah subhana wa Taala he has created all things and ordain them. And do proportions mean that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala he's telling the people that when you want to create something, you need people who can help you and partner up with only then you can do something? Well, I on the other hand, I have no children. On

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the other hand, I don't have anyone who shares or who shares that authority with me, and who shares this position that they create. I'm the only one who does everything. And not only that, but when I do things, I do things with great precision And subhanAllah we look at this entire dunya it is absolutely impossible for anyone to say that there is no God, how can a system work so perfectly fine, if there was no God, there has to be some entity, there has to be a God that is looking after the affairs of this dunya and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala in fact, something interesting that I found that which I would like to share with with all of you is that just looking at this dunya and

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looking at the construct of this dunya I found that interesting, that if the crust of the earth had been 10 feet thicker, meaning that the way Allah has created now it is absolutely perfect. It is absolutely with so much press it was sent with the utmost amount of precision. So had the crust of the earth been 10 feet thicker, there would be no oxygen and without oxygen there would be no life on Earth. On the other hand, had the ocean be a little few few more feet deeper, meaning that the way it is right now it is absolutely perfect in the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala had the ocean be a few more feet deeper carbon dioxide and oxygen would have been absorbed and vegetable life on the

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surface of this earth could have not existed. So think about these are just two things I shared with you but think about every single small detail that

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exist on Earth, it is absolutely impossible to ever believe as many atheists or agnostic believe that there is no God, how can you have a perfect system without a person without a entity looking after the affairs, there has to be a what ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And you know, quickly if you have not just sharing the story with you that one time, remember Hanifa Rahmatullah Yachty. For those of you who don't know, before, he became a scholar of FIP, he was a scholar of a multicolumn, he was a scholar of our theta, and theology, and he will often engage in debates with people who do not believe in Allah subhanho wa taala. And one time is mentioned that he came late to a debate. And

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when he came there, when he was asked, Why the delay, he said that I came to the I came to the shore, and there I did not see any boat to get across. But all of a sudden, wood came together, the nails came together, the nails went into the wood, the wood cut itself with with so much, was so much accuracy. And then this boat came into formation, and I was able to get onto this boat and come here for this event. And at that time, the person who was debating him, he said, that is absolutely impossible. How can a canoe How can a boat come together without anyone behind it? He goes, likewise, he goes, if a canoe if a boat cannot come into existence, just like by itself, how can you

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expect that this entire earth and the system is created and is operated on a daily basis till the day of judgment without anyone being behind this? It has to be Allah subhana wa Taala so this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that he has created everything with so much precision. And not only that, but Subhanallah even like, for example, when you focus on the animal life, you know,

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just the, the food chain system that Allah has created every single thing not only from a science point of view, but even how ALLAH SubhanA has created animals and how there's a food chain system and how one creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala benefits another creation of Allah, this has to be the power in the doing of Allah subhanho wa taala. Now in the final isup, Allah subhanho wa Taala again, he begins to negate he says, what the hadoo woman Dooney Ali Hatton la Yeah, hello ona che and we're whom you call upon Allah subhanaw taala saying over here, that they have taken besides Him, other gods, who created nothing. So Allah is saying that these other entities that you believe

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in and you worship besides me, how can you worship them, they have been created, you created them. And today we see the religions across the world, that were they worship idols, these idols did not come from the did not come from the summit, they not come from the sky, these are idols that were created by the human beings. And it is so I mean, at times you wonder that how can a human being create something from their own hand, and then worship it as if it has the ability to benefit and harm this entity that they follow, or they believe in, or they bow down to Allah subhanaw taala saying that they cannot even create, in fact, they were created, and Soheila. The reason why this is

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why schicke in itself is so despised by Allah subhanho wa taala. Because what we're doing, or what people do is, they're taking this Sefa, this ability to create from Allah subhanho wa taala. And they are assigning this, and giving this to some other entity. And I want to give you just one simple example, that how this can be taken. Imagine there's a certain company, and there's a person behind it, who has worked so hard, who is the mind behind the company, and they have worked, you know, tirelessly to really get this company on their on their feet. Let's just say a few years later, the company, the company is prosperous, it is benefiting a lot of people, they have hired so

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many hundreds of people, and let's just say someone came to that company, and they people are being introduced, now the CEO of the company, he comes out he knows he's put so much hard work into this company. He's the one who has built up this company, but let's just say if someone were to introduce along with him, think about this, along with him that yes, he's a CEO, but he also is a CEO and she is a CEO and he is the CEO, meaning that along with the original CEO, we have assigned the title of CEO to some other people, this person immediately they will not like it. Why? Because there's a certain level of authority that has to be given only to them and only they can have that when you

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when we are when people I will say when people who do shit with Allah subhanho wa Taala when they worship other idols, what they're doing is that they're

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Taking a characteristic that should and it only belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and they are assigning that characteristic to someone else. And this is why it is schicke is unacceptable to Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is why Allah says that how can you worship gods that they do not even have the ability to create in fact they were created and then he says, One hegemonic coonelly unfussy him nephron Baldwin wala enough and they do not have the ability to benefit or harm, they cannot benefit or harm others, they cannot even benefit and harm themselves. How can you worship an entity of that type? Allah on the other hand, nothing can harm him, nothing can even necessarily

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benefit him. On the other hand, benefit and harm all of it lies in the power and in the will and the mushiya of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then he says wala Yummly guna Moulton wala Hesston Alana Shura.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only one who is in control of giving death. He is also the only one who has full control on giving life and he's the only one who can resurrect. And so Allah subhanaw taala is asking the courage that these entities are you believe in besides me? Do they have the ability to give death to anyone? Do they have the ability to give life to anyone if someone was dead? Can they can they revive them from the dead? And not only that, but can they resurrect them This is even more difficult, why? Because when per a person dies, and they become dust and nothing but dust, bones and bones turned to dust, and then Allah subhanaw taala in the hereafter He

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resurrects them again. And in their original form, known as no other God, there is no other deity there is no other ability out there that can do what Allah subhanaw taala can do. So this is why Allah subhanaw taala here in these two ayat, he sets the tone to begin with that this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is, Allah is free from what you have assigned to Allah subhanho wa Taala and what we can take from these two is is and inshallah we'll finish on this is that as a Muslim, of course we don't come issue with Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't assign children to Allah subhanho wa Taala we do say that he has no shriek. At the same time as a Muslim we can always revive our iman with

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Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, Yeah, you let me know all you people who believe believe in Allah, meaning that renew your iman, we also find the Prophet saw something, or we find it and so he will Behati mentioned where it's mentioned that did they do Iman accom that revive your iman? And they will say how do we revive our iman, and it was said to them that Athena was the crapola in Allah, that c'est la ilaha illa abundantly And subhanAllah I will finish on this that even I am but Allah Allah, he says something very beautiful and very profound. He says that in any situation in life, in any situation in life, whether it's happiness, whether it's a calamity, if whatever your

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mind first goes to, that becomes your ILA. Think about that. If I become sick, if my mind goes first, firstly to Allah subhanho wa Taala then that is my ILA. If my mind goes to anything else besides Allah subhanho wa Taala then we have, we have deemed that as our ILA. Now, it does not mean that we are necessarily committing Shere Khan Akbar. But nonetheless, because the reason why I mentioned this is because this is how a person they drift from Allah subhanaw taala when everything they're thinking about is not Allah subhana wa Taala This is why even if I am says this, that whenever anything happens, if our mind first ghost, whatever our mind first goes to, that becomes

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our ILA. And that is what we always turn to in life. I ask Allah subhanaw Without to make us amongst those who always turn to Allah subhana wa Taala make May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us true make us from His true slaves in this dunya in Accra amenable Alameen Izaak Mala Hey AsSalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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