Musa’s Supplications In Surat Al-Qasas And Taha
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The prophet that is spoken about the most in the Quran, without a shadow of a doubt is Musa he said, and Musa alayhis salam story is spread out throughout to the Quran. Now one of the wisdoms that the professor Ron mentioned is that the story of Musa alayhis salam is so relevant and so pertinent, that Allah subhanaw taala wanted us to keep coming back to it, as we read the Quran. And oftentimes when we think about the story of Musa alayhis salam, we just focus on his interaction with Frauen, which obviously is very integral, and perhaps is one of the climaxes of his story, the overcoming of good over evil, and how good will always win in the long run. That is very, very pertinent, where we
end up neglecting unfortunately, sometimes the other stories that are part of the life of Musa alayhis salam. So what I wanted to do today within the heeta is to do a comparison and a contrast between two DWIs. And most Alessandra mentioned in the Quran. The first of them is in sort of clusters, verse number 24. And the second of them is in surah Taha verses 25 onwards, for those of you that would like to follow along. So to build some context to the story, Musa alayhis salam, he is born in the year where all of the male children are meant to be killed. And then Allah subhanaw taala inspires the mother of Musa alayhis salam to put him in a cradle like device and put him into
a river, where he eventually ends up in the house of her own. And he's raised in the house of her own and asiyah, the wife of her own, she falls in love with Musa and she takes care of him as his as their own son. So now mostly Sudan grows up and he starts going around the city. When he starts noticing that he is not like the Egyptians. He is more like Benny surveil the Israelites that are there. And as he grows older, he's noticing all of the oppression that is happening. So one day he finds this Israelite that gets into conflicts within the Egyptian and the Israelites sought refuge or sought protection with Mousavi Salam, right? He says almost a lock on one of your own people. You
have to help me and protect me in this situation. So at that time was on a Salam. He is in the peak of his youth, right and Musa Lisanna was not a small guy, Musa alayhis salam was very well well built. He was strong, very courageous, very brave. And he gave this guy one hit, and unintentionally ended up killing him unintentionally ended up killing him. And subhanAllah This is such
an interesting moment, right? Because when you look at the prophets of Allah subhanaw taala, and this is pre prophethood, of Musa alayhis. Salam. Could you think that a prophet would have such a story where he accidentally ends up killing someone? You would think that is impossible? Yeah, this is a part of the story of Musa alayhis salam. That's so integral, because this was a turning point that led into so many future incidents happening in the future. Number two, even though that this happened in the story, was this the defining moment for the story of Musa alayhis salaam. And I think this is very important to highlight. Because when you look at the nature of sin, oftentimes
when we fall into sin, we may think that we are defined by that sin. Anytime we make a mistake, we may think that we are defined by that mistake, and Allah subhanaw taala protect all of us here. But if you were to end up in a situation like that, where you've killed someone, or you've fallen into Zina, or you've done a major sin from the major sins of Islam, is that going to end up defining you and this portion from the story of most atlases and teaches us that you do not have to allow your sins to define you in that manner. Life goes on life progresses, and you will go on to achieve bigger and better things, as long as you rectify your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. So of
course, and so of course, this Allah subhanaw taala. He shows us that most Ali Salam, he seeks forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala for Gohara. And this is really fascinating. But when musante ceramics has won the Quran it's almost instantaneous that Allah subhanaw taala is answering his doulas there's not a prolonged delay between Musa Anissa and making dua
and his was being answered, why is that the case that's something that we'll explore with Allah, He Tada. So now getting back to this concept, Musa alayhis salam, he's killed someone, and he's now been ratted out, he's now been ratted out someone rather than him out there, most likely Sudan was the man that killed the Egyptian man. And if you kill an Egyptian man, the penalty is death. So most Ali Salam packs his bags, and he retreats, he ends up leaving. And as he's going along, you can imagine he's traveling through the desert, he doesn't have any food, he doesn't have anything to drink. He's extremely hungry, he is extremely thirsty. Yet, even then, when he sees two women
struggling to get water out of a well, he takes it upon himself to go and help them. And this is, you know, perhaps the third lesson that we can extract from this is that your own situation should not prevent you from helping others your own situation, regardless of what hardships you're going through, regardless of what calamities you're going through. That should not prevent you from helping other people. You want to be an altruistic individual, an individual that lives for the sake of helping the creation of Allah subhanaw taala, like Musa alayhis salam did. And it's very easy to read in that perhaps Musa Ali Salam, he had other intentions, that perhaps when he got the water
out, he was hoping that they would give them some food, or he would give them some money, or he would give them anything, it's very possible to read into that. But at the end of the day, that's not what happened. What ends up happening is that most Ali Salam, he retreats to a tree, and he hides under the shade. And you can imagine that just as Musa alayhis salam is about to pass out now, from his hunger from his exhaustion from his thirst. He raises his hands to Allah subhanho wa taala. And he says, Rob, be in Neelima and Zelda, LA, I mean, hiring for fear that Oh, my Lord, for any favorite that you are willing to send to me right now. I am an extremely, I'm an extreme
desperation. I am an extreme desire of it. I will take any goodness, he will send my way right now. Just send something and this is where I want to focus on that point. Why is it that most of these alarms do as every answered so quickly? One of the beautiful things about the story of Musa alayhis salam are his impromptu conversations with Allah subhanaw taala that as something is happening, he's making dua to Allah and he's conversing with Allah subhanho wa taala. And we'll see that more specifically in the second dua from surah Taha Bismillahi Tada, but getting back to this one that he says Robbie, that Oh my Lord. So this is like a private and intimate conversation he's having with
Allah subhanaw taala as if you think that Oh Allah, you know, my situation, you know, I'm stuck. You know, I'm in a hard place right now. No one knows this better than you. You are my Lord, and you're meant to be taking care of me and that is the connotation of Robbie, my lord, my master, take care of me. In Me, Me certainly without a shadow of a doubt, Lima and Delta II layer for anything that you will be willing to send me inhaling for clear from goodness, I'm in desperate need. What's fascinating over here is that it's such a general one that he says from any goodness, you can send me email quote to be Rahimullah. He says that the word claim comes with four meanings in the Quran.
The word claim comes with four meaning four meanings in the Quran.
By show of hands, how many of them raised us AMA, if you've memorized Usama, raise your hands okay quite a few of us mashallah good. So angels Allah, Allah subhanaw taala he tells us what in whom you have been Hailey Lesha deed in certain ideas. And with regards to this, he has an immense love mankind has an immense love for this. What is the faith in this verse? Who can tell me?
If you know raise your hand inshallah.
The hail in this verse in JAMA, what is it referring to? We're in a holy hug, Bill. De la should read
it, go ahead. Money, wealth, excellent. In this verse is referring to wealth that mankind has immense love for wealth. So this is one usage of the word and it means wealth. A second usage of the word wealth is in strength. A third usage of the word wealth is in a bad and the fourth usage of the word wealth is in food. So it's very fascinating how Allah subhanaw taala use this general term to mean specific things in the Quran. And let us look at how each of them apply to musante Salaam. So much Ali Salam in this particular situation. All he wants is some food to get some energy. Right so he's asking Allah subhanaw taala that oh Allah send us food upon
He, he's stuck, he doesn't have any wealth, he doesn't know where he's going to go, he doesn't know how he's just want to survive. So the wealth also applies over here. He's feeling weak, he's feeling exhausted. So the strength also applies over here. And as he's a future in the body of Allah subhanaw taala, and one that is constantly making dua, him asking Allah subhanaw taala, that granting the topic to do anybody of you also applies over here. And this is where you learn the beauty of the Arabic language, how to one simple word can encompass everything that most of the salam could possibly need at that time. And this is a dua that is comprehensive and encompassing.
Whereas the second dua that we'll be focusing on, you will see that it is the exact opposite and Musa alayhis. Salam is being very, very specific with regards to the things that he's asking. So this shows us that at times, you will make general blogs, and at times, you'll make specific advice. At times, you want to know what to ask what times you want to know what to say. And that time Allah subhanaw taala inspires you with something general, be content with that be content with that. And other times, Allah subhanaw taala teaches you things that are very specific, and you know what you want, and you know what you need. And that is why you ask for those specific things. And both of
them are permitted, both of them are permitted. So one would say that after reading this dua, or learning this dua, shouldn't we just ask Allah for general goodness in all of our affairs, you should always ask Allah subhanaw taala for general goodness, but you are allowed asking for specific things as well. What we also learned and this can become point number four, with regards to this Doha is that it is okay to feel overwhelmed when having a conversation with Allah subhanaw taala that you don't know what to say. So most Ali Salam has accidentally killed a man. He's left his home, he's exhausted, he's hungry, he's thirsty, he's overwhelmed by his situation. And he doesn't
know what to ask for. He doesn't know what to say to Allah subhanaw taala you can imagine that there's this level of guilt that he has that Allah has given me so much, yet I somehow accidentally killed this man. So this immense amount of guilt that is eating away at him SubhanAllah.
So he makes a simple and short block. Lesson number five, is that with regards to this dua Musa alayhis salam teaches us something very, very important that as human beings, we're always meant to be in a state of longing for what Allah subhanaw taala has to give us. And I want to share, you know, a profound lesson with regards to how much of US Canada Anna gives us while we are deserving. And how much of us Tanoto Allah gives us while we're not deserving, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he tells us in an authentic hadith Bootsy that had Allah subhanaw taala answered the dua of all of mankind, and of all of the gym, right? So we have a billion human beings right now. And you
can imagine all the human beings that have lived from this time till the time of Adam and his salah, till the Day of Judgment, we're talking about multi billions of people. And Allah subhanaw taala answered all of the lives of the human beings and all of the doers of the jinn. And you can imagine how many they are in number. How much would this impacted the dominion that molk the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala says that it would be like the dipping of a needle inside of an ocean. And what does that needle extract that is how much the Dominion the kingdom of Allah subhanaw taala would be impacted, if he answered the dua of all of mankind and all of the
gems. That is how much Allah subhanaw taala has to offer us. Now let's move to us, we may think that I make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala and thus undeserving of Allah subhanho wa Taala answering my dua for argument's sake, let's agree to this claim. Even the reality is just by making blind doesn't mean you're worthy of having your Dwarves answered, because at the end of the day, Allah subhanaw taala is the master and the creator, and he is the sustainer. And if he answered all of our lives, when we made them in the fashion that we wanted them answer, who would be the master, and who would be the slave. So at the end of the day, if Allah subhanaw taala gives us this is from his favor. If
he withholds from us, this is from his favor. And that is the way we need to view this relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. Now let's think of the face that we don't make dua for that Allah subhanaw taala gives us when you woke up this morning, did you make dua that Allah subhanaw taala allows your heart to beat and your lungs to breathe and your brain to function in your eyes to see
and your ears to hear? Did you make dua that your neurons work? Did you make dua that your blood vessels work? Did you make dua that your feet work and your hands, what do you make dua for any of those things. Yet if you would have put monetary value on those things, you would never be able to replace them, right? Someone that loses the faculties of any of these things, they would give whatever wealthy have to get those things back. So now Allah subhanaw taala gives us all of these things when we're not making dua. Now look at how about when Allah subhanaw taala continues to give us while we're sinful, day and night we will commit sin. It can be small sins, it can be big says
but the reality of human beings as we just learned from shaking my personal lecture is that mankind is prone to sin. We are from the creation of this earth. And this creation of the earth, by default, is to create chaos and to spill blood. And that is why the gin is assumed that so that is our innate potential. But we also have this other potential that once we learn what is good once we learn what is best, once we learn what the commands of Allah subhanaw taala are, we use our logic to overcome our desires, and then we become better than angels, and then we become better than angels. So getting back to my point most early salami teaches us this very valuable lesson, that a sign of the
believer is that they treat all of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala as if they are in desperate need that anything Allah subhanaw taala has to give me I am in desperate need of that thing. So this is very important to keep in mind that as you are making dua as we make blood to Allah subhanaw taala what is the state of our heart is the state of our heart one of gratitude where we are grateful for the blessings of Allah is the state of our heart, one of desperation that Oh Allah, anything you send me I will gladly accept? Or is the state of our hearts when we are making dua, just craving the thing that we are asking for. And this is such a valuable lesson when you make dua
for something. Are you more attached to the thing that you're asking Allah subhanaw taala for? Or are you more attached to the one that is giving it to you? Allah subhanho wa Taala that a believer is meant to be more attached to the giver than the art of the gift. The believer is meant to be more attached to the giver than the art of the gift. So that if the gift comes and goes, you have the giver who is your ultimate caretaker, and Allah subhanaw taala knows best what He gives to you, you know,
I've been focused a lot on Islamic finance, but more on the spiritual dimensions of wealth and how we approach it. And I came across this beautiful statement of Mr. Muhammad Rahim Allah, when he was asked, what is what is piety? What is asceticism? And he says that if you were to gain 100,000 dinar, it would not make you happy. And if you were to lose 100,000 dinar, it would not to make you sad. Now you look at something like that. And you think about how do you achieve something like that, then don't we all naturally become happy when we receive more money? Don't we become sad when we lose money? Right? Isn't that what we just heard? We're in the hole you have been? At least you
did. Well, you've been Jana. Isn't our Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, yes, those are default realities of human beings but when you use your logic, to overcome them to connect closer to Allah subhanaw taala. That is how you achieve it, that at the end of the day, you're connected to the giver, not to the gift. Now, let us move on to the second dua Musa alayhis salam that they wanted to focus on, which is verse 25. Onwards in surah Taha, and this is perhaps the most famous one that a lot of us are familiar with. And this is now ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has made most Ali Salam, a prophet, he's grown older, he's grown wiser. He is married, and he's told him is Herb Illa.
Farah ona in the hope of that gota fear around, he has become overly transgressive around he was committing transgressions for a long period of time. But now it's overly transgressive. Now Musa alayhis salam, his whole mentality changes, right so first dua very general. He's coming from a desperate situation. Now Musa alayhis salam, he's lived a comfortable life for a period of time. He's rebuilt himself. He's now a family man. He's become a prophet of Allah subhanho wa taala. Now he's been commanded you have to go and deliver the message. So remember how we were talking about how your sins do not have to define you. Most at least I'm accidentally killed someone. This didn't
define him. What defines him now is that he's a prophet of Allah subhanaw taala your greater purpose your greater mission in life, that is what is meant to define you you are and you are an ummah of Allah.
subhanaw taala that is your main identity. So now Musa alayhis salam, again, he shows his human side which is so beautiful about the story, that very rarely do we see the human aspects of the prophets that were mentioned to look up to and learn from. Musa Ali Salaam is clearly overwhelmed and he is scared. And Allah subhanaw taala has to tell him, don't be scared, I'm with you. I'm hearing and I'm seeing everything that is happening, that is happening. So Musa alayhis salam, he doesn't start off with the physical world, he doesn't start off with asking for physical strength. He doesn't start off by making dua that Oh Allah, you know, please take care of your own yourself or send someone
else to do it. That's not his dua over here. His dua, it starts off from a place of acceptance that Allah has given me this test, I have to do it. But you know what I need to deal with some things first, got a lot of Beshara, the Saudi that oh my lord, expand for me, my chest, that physically I have the strength, but emotionally, I'm liking that bandwidth. I'm lacking that bravery and courage that I had, when I was a young man. I'm lacking the ability to carry this burden that you have given me to save money survive heal from this tyrannical ruler. So he asked Allah subhanaw taala for emotional strength, and not physical strength. And this shows us a very valuable lesson and you can
make this point number six Subhan Allah is that as believers when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us a moment on the Poway fable Noir hubco Illa midwife will frequently imply that the strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala than the week believer, and in both of them is goodness, Allah subhanaw taala didn't specify what type of strength is being referred to over here. This could be strength of Eman which without a shadow of a doubt, because the word movement is already used there. But then why would Allah subhanaw taala repeat it twice. So here almost $100 uses the general again, that the believer that is intellectually strong, physically
strong, emotionally strong, psychologically strong, politically, has cloud socially has clout, all of these things coming together. Right. And most Elisa Lam is surely she's showing us that sometimes you can have the physical ability to do something. But you don't have the emotional psychological bandwidth to carry it through. Sometimes your tasks that you have to do, you know, they're the right thing, you have the physical ability to do it. But you don't have the emotional and psychological bandwidth to carry it through. So you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to take away that constraint, take away that congestion, that certification that you feel as soon as you think about that task
Subhanallah that there are certain things that you will embark on in life you feel congested, even just thinking about it, due to the trauma that you may have around it, or due to the experiences of others that you have seen around it. So you ask Allah subhanaw taala to expand your chest and to increase your emotional and psychological bandwidth by the rubbish rally Saturday, while you're silly and make easy for me my affairs, but hold on a second. As believers aren't we always meant to go for the hard route. Because there's more Algerian doing things the hard way. Not at all. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is described as I shall do Allahu Taala and that no two matters,
which were halal. were presented to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, except that he chose the easier of them. Now sometimes you won't have easy choices, so you have to take the difficult route. But in the case where you do have an easier route, it is the sunnah to take the easier route. And there's nothing wrong with asking Allah subhanaw taala to make things easy. So it's very fascinating what Ali Salaam is not asking, oh Allah overthrown around yourself, you have the ability to do that. And Allah could have done that. But instead, he focuses Allah has given me this test for a reason. I'm going to submit to Allah subhanaw taala. But I'm going to ask Allah subhanaw taala to
make it easy for me. Point number seven. Each and every one of us will have things that we struggle with. It can be our summer, it can be fasting, it can be
a cat, it can be lowering our gaze, it can be marital problems, it can be problems in our family, it can be a variety of problems. But that should not prevent you from asking Allah subhanaw taala to make these things easy for you. You don't have to abri embrace the challenge head on as is. You can ask ALLAH that Oh Allah, I'm ready to embrace this challenge. But I asked you to make it easy for me. Make the salah beloved to me, make the Salah the coolness of marriage, whatever the situation may be. I'm just using Salah as an example over here.
that oh Allah make it easy for me. We are certainly Emery. Well, hello Narok that a melissani Now here's something very fascinating. What is self image psychology? self image psychology is the way that we perceive ourselves. And oftentimes we are our biggest critics, we will always find something to criticize ourselves in someone we feel you know what, I'm too dark and other one may feel I'm overweight, another one may feel, you know, why do I have this blemish on my face, and other one may feel I have such an such problem with myself. And we always view ourselves as deficient liking and you know, not enough. And that is what self image psychology is all about. And Musa Ali Salam gives
us a glimpse into this than most Ali salaam he has a stutter. And he feels that you know what, maybe I'm not the right person to give dua to give Dawa differ on because of this stutter.
And the stuttering he views as something that will not make him capable. And this again, did not prevent him to make dua to Allah subhanaw taala for this, and this is something fascinating, you will back to the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
There is a woman that has epileptic seizures and in these epileptic seizures, she becomes uncovered her outer becomes exposed. So she comes to the province of Allah Azza wa sallam and she says Dr. Rasool Allah, can you make dua that I stop having these epileptic seizures? And you know that the Prophet of Allah subhanaw taala, when he makes his dua, there's a higher likelihood that the DUA is going to be answered. So that is where this woman is coming from that if the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes dua for me, then my dua is more likely to be answered. But what is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam tell her, he tells her that if you were to be patient on this
trial, that Allah subhana wa Tada has given you, it would be better for you, it would be better for you. And this is something that's very important to understand that none of us will enter into Jannah except to the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala. They said, Not even you, you're a fool Allah. He said, Not even me, except if Allah subhanaw taala chooses to enshrouded me in his mercy. Now, why is this so important? So it's not about the deeds that you do specifically, that will get you into Jannah. But it's the deeds that you will do that will increase Allah's mercy upon you. Now, what happens if you don't have enough good deeds, and this is where the counterbalance strikes, that it's
not just about the good deeds, but it's also about the hardships and calamities that you face. It's also about the hardships and calamities that you face that Allah will choose to have mercy upon you through the hardships and calamities that you face and that you are patient upon because you may not have enough good deeds that you do. So both of them go hand in hand and complement one another in increasing the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us to enter into Janna. So someone that may have a speech impediment, someone that may have a disfigurement, someone that may have anything else that they're not pleased with, that they're constantly being tried with, or they feel that they're
being tried with, be patient on it, and it is better for you. And you can ask Allah subhanaw taala to remove it from you. There's no harm in that. But understand that patience is greater and patience is better. And it is it is okay to feel insecure about yourself like Musa alayhis salam shows us over here. Like he felt insecure in approaching around one another of the terminal Dasani yufka, who goalie so that around can understand what I am trying to say. And subhanAllah This is such a beautiful example of the way that we treat our opponents and the way that we treat those that we disagree with. Do we make dua sincerely that Allah gives them guidance? Do we make dua that Allah
gives them understanding? Do we make dua that Allah opens their hearts to the truth? And this is one of the etiquettes that when you make monada, or, or like a religious debate with someone, that one of the things you do is that you make dua for their guidance, and that Allah opens our hearts to the truth and Musa alayhis salam, he's making dua for Iran over here, that Oh, Allah, let him understand what I'm trying to say. Don't let him focus on my speech impediment. Don't let him focus in on a weak band while he is this powerful king, but let him focus on the power of the truth so that he can understand what I'm trying to say to him. Don't focus on the messenger, let him focus on the
message. Let him understand that the Africa who called now the DUA doesn't end over there, even though this is where a lot of people will stop. Musa alayhis salam, he continues, and he goes on to say why
John Lee was Iran main ally, that Oh ALLAH. I don't think I can do this test by myself. And this is such a powerful lesson over here, you can make this number eight. Not all tasks are mentioned to be done alone. You may think that you're on this journey by yourself, you're not. You asked Allah subhanaw taala for help you ask Allah subhanaw taala for companionship, you ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant you the support that you need. And this is why most Ali Salam makes dua to Allah subhanaw taala would you Andy was Elam in early how Runa my brother Hassan, allow him to join in this mission of my and you'll notice that when you have a righteous companion, the fear that you have is haft.
And the joy that you have is doubled Subhanallah and that you support one another and encourage one another towards goodness and encourage one another towards patients and help one another in times of hardship and calamity. And that is the beauty of righteous companionship. And this shows us that even the prophets and messengers were not exempt from the need of righteous companionship. If you're able to achieve anything in your life, try to surround yourself with righteous companionship. And notice the difference that it makes. One of the virtues of coming to the masjid and praying in the masjid is that you find like minded people and you surround yourself with righteous people. So that
in your journey to Allah in the missions that Allah subhanaw taala has given you, you find the support that you need. And this is a beautiful point over here. Are we meant to show our vulnerabilities to people, there's a difference between showing your vulnerabilities and exposing your sins. As Muslims we're not allowed to expose your sins because Allah subhanaw taala has concealed our sins and it is in an extreme bad taste that Allah conceals one of your sins and then you expose it Subhanallah but you are allowed exposing your vulnerabilities. What is the difference? Sin is going against the Command of Allah subhana wa Tada a vulnerability is embracing a human
characteristic. You're scared, you have an issue with self image psychology, you're insecure about something, you can share those things with people and get the support that you need. Whether it was Jana, Minelli, Haruna he or she would be sad, and let her own be a source of strength for me, that let him be that backbone that that walk that I need to get me through this significant trial, because it's not easy. He's going up against the most pte ironical ruler that mankind has ever seen. And subhanAllah if you look at some of the narrations that are mentioned, from the Sahaba, and from the Saudi Arabia, they say that all of the creation of Allah subhanaw taala is born upon the fitrah
except for for for our fellow round was born upon covered like he's the exception to the rule. That is how evil he was. That is what some of these statements allude to. Because you think to yourself, how perverse and how deluded do you have to be to say, an Arab book, that I am your lord the most Hi, like how deluded you have to be to believe something like that, that you build a tower high enough that you think you become God now, just because you have the ability to kill people, you think you become God. Now, just because you have the ability to use magicians, you have the ability to become God. Now. You don't. This is hopefully around what's he was on a mission to spread fitna
falsehood and facade to deter people from the Path of Allah subhanaw taala. And to become that barrier and blockade between them, and obedience to Allah subhanho wa taala. So now, coming back, he makes one that oh Allah make out on my rock, make hard on my person that gets that helps me with the strength that I need. Now, here's where the Diwan takes a shift. And this is a beautiful note that can conclude on because we've been speaking about righteous companionship. Think about the friends that you have. What is the purpose behind you having righteous companions? Why should you get together with your companions and your friends? And what are you meant to do together? Allah
subhanaw taala goes on to tell us in the DUA Musa he Salah that he says what Jana was here, Amanda honey Haruna he should be as well as Sheree Kofi Emery make him a part of this mission. That we're on together. Kane, who said before Casiano we're not Kudo. kathira. So I skipped one point, I'll get to that. And then we'll move on to the companionship. Why should it coffee somebody, and then this further expands upon the part that we don't have to do tasks alone. And particularly, you know, it's not the time in place to think about ambitious and lofty goals that were mentioned to have. But one thing that I would like to impart very, very quickly. As Muslims, we're not meant to live a life of
mediocrity. We're not meant to live a life where we don't make positive change in the homes that we live in, in the communities that we are part of in the society.
IVs that were part of, we're meant to live lives of impact. And each and every person that will be looked like something different, right? Some poor people will have the ability to build massage and other people will build hospitals and orphanages, other people will be great at giving Dawa. But at the end of the day, you have a skill set. You have a tool set, you have a passion, and you have a purpose. Find out what that is. Seek help from Allah subhanaw taala ask Allah to make it easy for you ask Allah to grant you, the people that you need to fulfill your mission, because that is what most Ali Salaam is teaching us throughout this dua. And then we go on to the companionship part.
Caillou said before Kathira when that Karaca Kathira that the goal of righteous companionship the goal of being with people together is to praise the perfection of Allah. What is the severe me the sphere is to highlight how Allah subhanho wa Taala is free from every imperfection
to highlight how Allah subhanho wa Taala is free from every imperfection. So for your own and contrast is filled with imperfections. Allah subhanaw taala has no imperfections and is absolutely perfect. So one of the goals of companionship is to highlight this in our family in our friends, the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala how much Allah subhanaw taala has done for us one of Kudo cat Kathira and that we may remember You much and Stan Allah, this is such
a beautiful thing. But as you're riding in the car with your friends will naturally be conversing. We'll talk about everything, right? The you know, this week everyone, no matter where you go on social media, everyone's talking about Barbie and an open hammer and it seems Barbie even more, for some reason. Fine, you've spoken about that. But is that getting you closer to Allah? Is that getting you any good deeds, the simple fact of as you're driving along, you know you start making the thick of Allah La ilaha illa Anta Subhanak and equal terminal vandeman or Subhan Allah Al Hamdulillah, Allahu Akbar Illa him Allah, any letter that you're seeing and you're just doing your
own thing or as you're riding along, it's not to say that you should never have conversations, but along with your dunya we conversations that you have encouraged each other to make the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala encourage each other to make the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala. If you look at one of the beautiful things from the life of Sheikh bin buzz, Rahim, Allah Jota Anna, is that he was almost in a constant state of vicar. You know, it's mentioned that even when he would eat, before every bite, you will say, Bismillah and after every bite, you will say and hamdulillah is this something required? No, not at all. But this was his level of engagement with Allah subhanho wa
Taala that you are constantly engaged in the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala one of Karaca Caffee Allah in Quinta, Bina Basilar, that Oh Allah, you're surely all see and of everything that we do. Now, this is something that's so important. Why does Allah subhanaw taala highlight throughout the Quran, that Allah hears everything that we say and sees everything that we do, and knows everything that's going to happen, because if you understand your relationship of herbal do with Allah subhanaw taala, and how you're meant to be servants of Allah subhanaw taala every servant as a master and caretaker, and the best of caretakers is Allah subhanaw taala. So if you believe and have conviction
inside of yourself, that Allah knows everything that is going to happen to me, and Allah hears everything that is being said about me, and Allah subhanaw taala sees all of the abuse that I'm going through, then this should increase your optimism that Allah subhanaw taala is going to grant me victory soon. Because Allah subhanaw taala would not allow his slave to be prolonged in abuse and to be prolonged in hardship. Right, it's in those darkest moments at the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala is just around the corner, that the nozzle of Allah subhanaw taala is just around the corner in Akka. Quinta, Vina basura and remember how we were saying that Allah subhanho wa Taala answers is
the two R's of Musa Ali salaam right away. And so of course us Allah, Musa Ali Salam said that Oh ALLAH forgive me for Zafar Allah. So Allah subhanaw taala forgave him. What does Allah subhanaw taala see over here, call up at OTT. So Acharya Musa, that all Musa whatever you ask for, you will be granted. Now let's conclude on that very point. That why is the dua Musa alayhis salam answered it instantaneously. It was because of the fact that he's established this close relationship with Allah subhanaw taala that is constantly convert
sync with Allah subhanaw taala right oftentimes we think we only speak to Allah when we need to ask for big things right? Or that Oh Allah, you know, grant we genital for those Oh Allah grant me the forgiveness of my sins Oh Allah protect me from the hellfire. And then as we grow older we become attracted to the dunya. So we started making dua for dunya we think that Oh ALLAH is writing a better car granting a better house, granting a good family. And these are all good things that you should be doing. But Allah subhanho wa Taala loves even the general conversation, and you asking for minutiae, right the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he teaches his companions that even if your
whip was to fall off a horse, don't ask anyone to pick it up for you. Pick it up yourself. And if a shoelace were to break, before you ask the creation, ask Allah subhanaw taala to replace it for you. I want you to think about that for a moment. If your shoelace breaks, how likely are we to make dua to Allah that Oh Allah, please replace my shoelace or Allah the button on my shirt broke, please replace my button. We don't have those conversations with Allah. And that is why we're not at the level of Musa alayhis salam. We want our dwarves answered, engage in conversations with Allah subhanho wa Taala show your dependency upon Allah sheer desperation to Allah subhana wa Tada of all
of the goodness that he has to offer we are focused on we are in desperate need of what Allah subhanaw taala has to offer us. So this was just a brief attempt at doing a comparison and contrast of two of the last of most of the Salaam. And what I'm hoping that you will take away from this is that explore the blinds that are mentioned in the Quran from the prophets, and look at how different do is to place the different times. So the first two are most very general after a catastrophic incident. The second dua very specific asking for things, one after another after a period of comfort. The second Diwan shows us more of the vulnerable side of Musa alayhis salam, the first of
them he was extremely vulnerable. But that's not expressed because he's in a completely overwhelming situation. And I've shared with you will, eight lessons that I pointed out, and I'm hoping that you'd like to more than that. But again, explore these lines, compare and contrast them to the historical reality is that the prophets are going to in their times, and you'll notice that it'll have an impact in your own life. Without a shadow of a doubt. The more you increase in your dua to Allah subhanho wa taala, the more Allah subhanaw taala gives you and I think this is what we'll conclude with just before the land for Maghrib is that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was encouraging his companions to make dua to Allah subhanaw taala. He tells them that Allah subhanaw taala will answer your DUA in one of three ways. Either you will get what you want, when you want it. And this is what all of us strive for that I want this right here right now, in the fashion that I'm asking for it right. But that's not the only way that do our works. Or what you're asking for, will be delayed till the time that it is better for you. What does that mean? Sometimes you'll ask for something, if you will get it now. It will take you away from Allah, it will take you away from some sort of good, but if you got it later in life, perhaps you're more mature, you're
more older you want to life experiences, it will no longer become an impediment between you and faith. So Allah subhanho wa Taala gives it to you at that time. And then last but not least, perhaps what you're asking for, is not good for you at all. So Allah subhanaw taala averts an equal amount of evil from your life. The what was the response of the Sahaba over here? They said Yara so Allah if this is the case, we will only increase in making dua and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam says, well, Allahu Akbar, meaning that Allah subhanaw taala has even more to give you. So the more you ask of Allah, the more Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you. The more you ask of Allah, the more
contentment happiness and joy you will feel in your life. The more you ask of Allah subhanaw taala the closer you will get to Allah, the more you ask of Allah, the more you have fulfilled your purpose of creation. So never stop engaging in DUA and increase your DUA in times of prosperity in times of he is in times of goodness, just as if you are in a state of adversity and in hardship. And that is a sign of you getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala Malasana with other graduate Sophia and understanding of the Quran and may
Because of those that get closer to him through dua, and make use of those that exemplify the noble and beautiful characteristics of Musa alayhis, salam, Allah, Allahu Allah, Allah Allah, Allah who sent them a baraka and they'll be in the Muhammad wa ala alihi wa salam pH MA in sha Allah. Tomorrow I will be doing the story of Cabot nomadic and we'll be having a q&a session after that. So I hope you will join me there as well in shamba Desikan nakita Subhanak Aloha, Morbihan DECA Chateau de stuff over to Lake wa Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh