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indeed one of the greatest blessings that Allah Subhana Allah bestowed upon us was the Quran.
If one were to take a moment and reflect at what the Quran actually is, they would realize why it is such a great blessing. The Quran in its essence, is the very speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala a speech that Allah Subhana Allah spoke, and that gibreel memorized and then narrated to Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when we receive the Quran, we are reciting the very words that our Creator and sustainer spoke. And if this not to be the only reason that one reflect and ponder upon it, one should reflect and ponder upon it due to the great benefits that lies in
Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said hodl comenzando maharana wanna know that the best of you? Who are those who learn the Quran and teach it to the people? Now why would Allah as messengers of Allah, Allah who said them see this? Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this, based upon knowledge and insight, that he knew what was lying in the Quran, in terms of benefits and reminders for the believers. And today, I would like to discuss one of the sources which I received instead of from Muslims, and that is sort of the castle. Sort of the successor is a mock in Surah. And what this means is that this surah was revealed after the hinterland a lot and a
lot of people understand from when we say McCann and Medina sutras that they revealed in Mecca or Medina, but in actuality This is not true. If you take the ayah Allium, a commercial locum Dena Kumar, Assalamualaikum Yamato de todo como esta Medina, this was revealed upon the very last Hajj with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while report while the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was at alpha. and alpha is just outside of Makkah. So Had this been the criteria, this verse would have been qualified or classified as a Moroccan ayah. But in actuality, all the scholars are in consensus that this ayah was emerging the ayah just based upon the fact that it was revealed
after the hinge loss of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So when we study this year, and we study the sanctity of the Quran, and we hear the terms and Madani and McKee should not be confused as to where they were revealed, as
they were revealed in knots, they revealed or they're entitled not to do to where they were revealed, but rather the timeframe that you revealed in meaning before or after the hijra.
And if one were to look at the characteristics of the lucky and many sources, you will notice that the murky surahs are those sources that are have a lot more emphasis in them. They're very powerful. They're usually describing gender and power and use the strengthening our Eman And Allah subhanaw taala, the angels the books and the messengers, and likewise, they're also mentioning the stories of the people before us. Whereas the Medina stories, there are more particular two acts of worship. The africanum, Salah yarmulke and Psalm and Hajj all these acts of a Raja are genuinely qualified under the Madani. Saurus so now, how does Allah subhana wa Tada. Start off sort of staccato? Allah Subhana
Allah says, and have a castle
that you have been afflicted by at the castle. Now what is the term to Castle
actually mean, at the castle, it comes from the verb castle. We all know the word comes here to here means a lot in the Arabic language. And the verb that comes from is from keturah. So something to be plentiful. So now when Allah subhana wa tada uses the words the castle, what exactly does it mean? In the Arabic language when you have a word that that is preceded by a tap and an alert? It usually means that two people are partaking in this act. Right? So when Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions treszura, to be plentiful, so P two people or more are partaking in this act of being plentiful, meaning that Allah subhana wa tada is describing unusual rivalry that takes place between human
beings, that mankind is afflicted by a mutual rivalry and competition. And what is this competition that they are afflicted by? Obviously, it is the love of this dunya and the chasing of this dunya.
So this the character that Allah subhanho wa Taala is referring to, is an affliction that mankind has been afflicted with a tribulation, for lack of a better word, where mankind's chasing this dunya step by step moment by moment, day by day, year by year, they keep chasing the dunya keep hoping that they will be able to grasp some sort of benefits from this dunya
yet Allah subhana wa tada calls it an affliction.
So now, how long will we stay in this position? How long will we be diluted by these false promises of dystonia, unless pentose alysus and the next is what sort of turmoil makabe
now before we actually move on to the next
one benefits to take note of is the term loved one in the Arabic language, in contrast to live our last panelist, Alice's and her
and her sons from the same verb as law one, law one, you know, and also as well, it means something that is done in adjust just for minor, something that doesn't have too much practical value, or you're doing something that is not as important as something else. In contrast to the word live in the Arabic language, which again, is referred to as some sort of game or some sort of amusement. The difference between the two word the two words is not a, it's something that has absolutely no benefits or practical value was not one, it is something of practical value, but it is not as important as something else that you could be doing. And you see that Allah subhana wa Santa, he
describes the life of this dunya with both of these terms, on equals Salaam to Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah says, In noble higher to dunya, Ivanova one, that Allah subhana wa tada describes the dunya as live and the one that how we take this donor to perspective, it can only fall into one of these two characteristics, it can either be live, which is something as you mentioned, as a form of entertainment or amusement, that has no practical value whatsoever, or it can be in the one meaning that it can have some practical value, but it is still distracting you from something more important. And obviously that thing which is more important, is the very purpose of our creation,
the remembrance of Allah subhana wa tada and his worship, how often do we talk about the worship of Allah Subhana Allah and remind each other of the ayah in the Quran, wonderful oxygen, I will insert into the bone that I have not created mankind in the gym, except for my wishes. So this the council that we are afflicted with is the castle of the dunya, meaning we're competing with each other for the dunya and Allah subhanaw taala describes as the castle as the one meaning that there might be some practical value to it. But still there is something more important than it that you're being distracted from due to this that hassle.
Now, we got to the question, how long will this decanter last? How long will this mutual rivalry amongst ourselves in competing for this dunya last Allah Subhana Allah says hut has also munakata until you visit the graves. Now what exactly does it mean, to visit the grace is a loss of final status things that we go to Lavelle and we visit the graveyard or is Allah subhanaw taala telling us that we will be in this mutual rivalry will continue to chase this dunya until we apart from this dunya itself and we become residents of the grave.
While you consider our own philosophy, because both of these opinions are valid. If you return back to the theory of this is you will find that both of these opinions are valid. The first opinion that the reminder of death serves as a reminder to
tranzact Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why we see that Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us to visit the graves, right? Because he says, thing that has a curable Ashura, he used to say, was suitable for warfare in the head to lecture open after that visit the graves, because it reminds you of the So, taking this into consideration, this could be a valid understanding of the ayah that was kind of a status thing, that you will continue competing with each other until you visit the graves, meaning until you reminded them, yes, and you remember that you will not create it to follow around in this dunya. You're not created to hoard wealth and
status, but rather you were created in this dunya to worship Allah subhanaw taala. So this is a valid opinion.
Likewise, the second opinion we mentioned, and this seems to be the stronger opinion, this is the state of most of mankind. And it's just human nature, that even though he is reminded of something good, he will usually and more than often turn back to that bad habit. So even though people may go to the grave, and sadly, very few of us do, and we may be reminded of death, and how it destroys pleasures and desires, we will again turn back to the evil habit of just competing for the dunya. So this is why the stronger the two opinion seems that mankind will continue to teach the dunya until they themselves are taken away from this dunya.
Now an interesting points to note over here is why did Allah subhanho wa Taala use the word zotefoams. Or meaning making this era of the cover or visiting of the graves
one of the great scholars of Islam, when this ayah was recited upon him, he said that Allah subhanaw taala uses the word zerah, because he is there just as a visitor, and he will eventually return home, meaning that he will return to his final destination, and he will return to a place of permanence and a place where there is no place after it. And that is either the agenda or the now. And this is something we have to take into consideration that our position in the studio right now.
Are we going to be for most people who, when we die, will we be given the glad tidings agenda? Or will we be giving? Will we be given the evil tidings of the North? This is something we all have to question ourselves with. We all have to ask ourselves, the actions that we do on a daily basis, the actions that we do on a yearly basis. Are those actions pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala? Or are they displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala are the actions that bring us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala or are the actions that distance us from Allah subhana wa Tada. So, this is why we see that in order to remind ourselves of Allah subhanaw taala one has to take initiative. One, you have to
have that innate desire to wants to do good,
then you have to take it upon yourselves to remind yourself with other things, meaning by going to the Greek gods and remembering that the Sahaba radi Allahu taala, and the best of creation, after the anemia and the ones that mean, they would go to the graveyards, and sit in the grave, as if they were dead. And you would imagine what life would be like. Now imagine, imagine yourself in a grave, six feet deep, totally dark, totally cold.
And you have angels upon your head, asking you.
They're asking you, what was your deen? And who was your Lord? And who was Muhammad. Now those of us who actualized these three things in our lives, by the will of Allah, we will have a time of ease and glad tidings. But those of us who didn't actually realize and didn't implement these three things in our life, meaning practicing Islam, realizing and knowing what was the final was Anna was, and loving and following the Prophet sallallahu sallam, then we will have a life of hardship in the grief, a life of discontent, a life filled with darkness, a life filled with punishment and added, Now which one of us wants that? No one in their right mind or in the same mind would want that. So
now question yourself, where do you stand?
Unless I know subhana wa Tada. then goes on to say, Kanda solfatara Moon, so much and so fatahna Moon, ne you shall come to know. And then again ni, you shall come to know
Kenda in the Arabic language is something that is used to draw attention and still negate. Right? You say to the powerful voice, the word tender, like I tend to be said lately, but rather it says with aid instead with emphasis Kenda
Meaning that Allah subhanaw taala is negating something. Now what exactly is Allah subhanho wa Taala negating? Allah subhanho wa Taala is negating the concept of the castle. This concept of mutual rivalry where we compete with one another for this dunya Allah subhanaw taala is negating. Now what does Allah subhanaw taala say after it's so funny that you will come to know from Candace oferta animal that Allah subhana wa tada after negating this concept of a sutra. So, he goes on to say that you shall come to know now what exactly Shall we come to know? And why does Allah subhana wa tada repeat it twice as to why Allah subhanho wa Taala repeats it twice.
There is one wisdom that is agreed upon by all the scholars and then those which are disagreed upon as to the wisdom that is agreed upon is Allah subhanaw taala signifies an extreme warning that Allah subhana wa tada is trying to make us take heed and make us
awake and conscious of this mutual rivalry that we have fallen into, and how futile and useless it is. So this is one thing that all the scholars that have agreed upon that the reason and a lot of times that Allah subhanaw taala repeats things in the Quran is for emphasis, and so that the readers and the hearers and the listeners may become conscious of that concept. And this is why when you recite sort of the rough man, why does Allah Subhana Allah continuously repeat the VA Allah God commands because even and Then which of the Blessings of the Lord shall you deny? Because Allah subhana wa Tada, you want us to be conscious of it, that as many of the blessings that you can count
as many of the blessings that you can recognize, you will not have done justice, to the recognition of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala And likewise, the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and recognize them in recognizing them, they necessitate His praise and his thing, this is why Allah subhana wa Allah always brings our attention with repetition. So again, Allah subhana wa tada is catching our attention through this repetition, that you will come to know you will come to know the Why does Allah subhana wa tada stage twice. And then now we take the different opinions
as to why Allah subhanaw taala says it twice. Then the first opinion is that we will come to know the futility of this dunya and the chasing of the dunya in the junior itself and in the asker as well. That those people who obtain taqwa and increase their Eman and learn the deen Allah Subhana. Allah will teach them the futility of
the castle or the mutual library. And this is why Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah what Allah, Allah, Allah, that's fear Allah and Allah will teach you that you are a person who fears Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will teach him the truth and that which he needs to know. So this is the first opinion that the reason Allah subhanaw taala says, nay you shall come to know need to know is that you will come to know the futility of this mutual rivalry not only in the dunya, but in the Oscar as well. The second opinion is that in the first ayah, Allah subhanaw taala is addressing the disbelievers. And then in the second ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing
In the first ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing those people who are destined for the Hellfire for eternity. This is why I must depend on what data tells them that you will come to know about the futility of your actions in this dunya and then Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing the believers, that those people who are destined for paradise, that even though you will eventually go to Paradise, do not let this interlude you look your actions look to what you did in this dunya and that you will come to know that the ultimate benefit for you is trying to obtain obtain your Acura through this dunya.
Then the third opinion is that you will come to know the futility of this mutual rivalry at the time of death and at the time of your resurrection. That when you are put into the grave, you will be taught the reality of hoarding was in dystonia. And likewise, when you are raised and resurrected, and are standing in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is when you will realize again on how your lives were wasted in chasing this dunya.
Firstly, the scholars or some of the scholars mentioned is that you will come to realize the futility of this dunya while you're receiving your punishment in the grace
and each and every one of us will receive a punishment of the grace. Allah subhanaw taala finalidad is messenger
Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in describing the punishment of Saddam Hussein was, he said that he is the one who will be receiving the least punishment of the grave. And obviously, he was the illustrious companion, you know, the leader of the Ansel,
the people of Medina. And if he was the one who was getting the least punishment of the grave, then this necessitates that each and every one of us will be getting some sort of punishment in agreement. Now, why does Allah subhanaw taala punish us and agree, and then also punish us in the outcome
of this punishment that we get? all the trials and tribulations that we go through are a form of purification, Allah subhanho wa Taala will only enter into agenda people who have the purest of hearts, minds, bodies and souls. If there's any sort of filth, any sort of sin, any sort of evil, Allah subhanho wa Taala will not let you enter gender. And this is why we see Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying that the person who even had an atom's wait
worth of keeper in his heart will be prevented from entrance. And so this adapter that we will receive in the cupboard in the cupboard, even though it is painful, and fermentable, it is a form of purification, that will bring us closer to Allah subhanaw taala and will interest in the agenda. So, during those moments, mankind will realize on how futile his life was in this dunya How do you not spend it in the way of Allah subhana wa Santa, and likewise, you will come to realize it again, when he is around the housewife or being entered into the house.
And then the last opinion, and the fifth opinion is that mankind will realize the futility of his chasing of the dunya when the Angel of Death is snatching out his soul, and it is struggling to come out. And it is as if it is being torn out, piece by piece, limb by limb flesh, my flesh. This is when he will realize the futility of chasing the dunya. And likewise, when Moncure and here are standing at his head and are questioning him again, they will realize and remember the futility of their actions in this dunya. So all these five opinions are opinions that indicate the futility of chasing of dystonia, and how throughout various stages of our lives. Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds
us of it. And this is why you see that even the disbelievers when they hit 3035 4045 they hit what would you call a midlife crisis, that they will have the most money they could have hoarded the nicest of cars, the nicest of houses, they have been with the prettiest a woman yet they're still unsatisfied with their life, they still don't feel as if their lives have a purpose. This is when Allah subhanaw taala is reminding them of the futility of their actions, you suddenly none of them take heed. Now what's even more amazing is that this is the state of the disbelievers. Now why is it that believers are falling into the same things that those people who attribute themselves to Islam
Allah Spanos Allah blesses them with money and families in houses and cars. Then why is it that they go through the same problem? The same feeling of emptiness?
Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us his companions have taught us the scholars of Islam has taught us and let me quote you a famous and beautiful quote with no problem Rahim Allah Allah He says, I'll keep is a term Na Na n od at a time when Napa Sonoma and Napa sauce salmon which is a silent killer woman with a divided Alec vida yellowman Lannister.
In the same Rahim Allah He mentions and forwarded a book which he compiled just with benefits that he thought of, you know, whenever he used to be relaxing and sitting, he mentions over here, that one's self satisfaction and one's completion and one's happiness in this dunya is in direct relationship to his worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And likewise, once deficiency ones dissatisfaction is in his disobedience and lack of worship, to Allah subhana wa Asana. So he who finds good, let him praise Allah. And he who finds Other than that, let him blame no one but himself. And how true this is that those people who try to find satisfaction in the remembrance of
Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant them that satisfaction.
And this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala he reminds us, Allah basically lie to my inner loop, that indeed it is only with the remembrance of Allah that the hearts find twist. Yet for those people who tried to find satisfaction and come
vision and purpose, through wealth and housing and material gains.
Allah subhanaw taala, humiliates and discusses them even more. And this is why if you were to look at suicide rates, the majority of the suicides that take place in our societies in our times, they're not people. They're not by people who are struck by poverty, but rather, there are people who have been blessed with wealth, but they loved their wealth so much, that it no longer remains a blessing. It became a tribulation and an atrocity and in adversity for them, this is why Allah subhanaw taala he will humiliate and disgrace those people who seek containment through other than a way that he legislated.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala, he goes on to say, can no talamona animalia pain, name, if you just had the knowledge of certainty?
Allah subhanaw taala again, uses color. And we mentioned previously that color is a form of emphasis and negation, almost the final what that is emphasizing and negating that which came before it, meaning the mutual rivalry with ourselves and amongst ourselves.
loadsa Allah Muna elementally attain, that if you only had that knowledge of certainty? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions over here and begins with a conditional statement, that if you only had this knowledge of certainty,
what would we do? You know, Allah subhanaw taala he leaves the ending
of this statement blank, that if you have knowledge of certainty, and then Allah subhanaw taala leaves the blank. Now, the scholars say that the reason Allah subhana wa Taala did this was so that our minds ponder and reflect and think about the worst case scenarios and the best case scenarios. So that if our if we knew for sure, and had knowledge of assurity and certainty, that this mutual rivalry or the chasing of this dunya and hoarding of this world is futile, that one, your mind will go either ways. One, you will think that if I realized this, then inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will enter me into gender. And on the other hand, you may think that if I don't realize this, then
Allah subhanaw taala will just include a hellfire. So this is a comparison and contrast that almost the final tally is blank and leaves the minds to ponder. And usually in such an instance, the mind usually goes through the worst case scenario. That is, think about those instances. When you're waiting for something, your minutes and seconds away from finding out the result. Usually worry, rather than feel joyful. Because we all fear, disgrace and humiliation and rejection. And naturally, this is what Allah subhanaw taala has created us with very few of us, you know, when you're waiting for our exam results, they're coming out in minutes or hours, very few of us will actually think,
you know, you know, I got 100 on the exam and Shall I tried it, but most of us are often fearful that, you know, maybe I just scraped through, or maybe I failed, or maybe I just, you know, bombed the exam and they did terrible. This is how Allah subhanaw taala. Cletus and this is one of the wisdoms that Allah subhanho wa Taala leaves this, the ending of this ayah blank. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala he goes on to say the Torah one Gesine that if you only had
certainty, or knowledge
that you will see the Hellfire, right, so let's talk about one Nalgene. And some scholars say that this is a continuation from the previous ayah. And some some scholars say that, you know, it's a distinct idea. But if you were to look in the Koran in the mythos, you will see that these are actually two distinct is letter one nerja him Allah subhanho wa Taala he uses the noon of kin at the end, the noon of starrcade meaning a form of emphasis, you know, in the English language when we say indeed, and certainly and for sure. This is known at the end when we say that tada when it implies the exact same thing, that indeed, you shall see the Hellfire right. Now unless the final answer
Anna is promising this for each and every one. And this is why we see until this ayah we see the beauty of the Arabic language itself, that Allah subhanaw taala he shows us one of the ways to express certainty and to express emphasis.
And in another
narration with another recitation of the Quran, as you know, the Quran has several recitations, right. And another recitation of this ayah it means that you indeed you shall be shown the Hellfire rather than you will see the Hellfire and one of the wisdoms behind this and we shall is shall come. This will come later on. Is that even though
Allah subhanho wa Taala will be entering people into agenda, he will be showing them the how far before they enter into agenda due to them, not realizing or in hoping that they will realizing they will realize the great blessing of gender, that before entering into eternal bliss, Allah subhanaw taala is showing you eternal Hellfire and punishment, so that you may recognize and be grateful for that eternal bliss. So, this is what the other recitation benefits us with.
And Allah subhanaw taala goes on to say, so monotaro Luna heinola teen, and then you will see it with the eye of certainty, meaning that you will see jahannam with the eye of certainty, that it will be so close that you would that there will be no doubt. Now again, Allah subhana wa tada uses the concept of repetition over here. And as we mentioned, Allah subhanaw taala uses repetition, to emphasize something, that, through this repetition, we realize that we will indeed see how fun and graceful and blessed and saved are those people who will only see it and humiliated and disgraced and rejected and reviewed will those people who are entered to it. So now what do we understand from
the cya? Why does Allah subhana wa tada mention it twice, that we will see the hellfire. The first opinion is that you will see it from a close and you will see it from for meaning that Allah subhanho wa Taala will show you the Hellfire at two at two different times. And then secondly, secondly, the second opinion is that the Muslims, they will see it from the outside the believers will see from the outside and the Cofer will be seeing it from the inside.
And then thirdly,
this seems to be a more interesting opinion and a very scary as well, that the reason I lost kind of was that I mentioned it, particularly in disorder is that those people who partake in this mutual rivalry of wealth, and this mutual hoarding hoarding of this dunya Allah subhanho wa Taala will continuously show them the agenda and ensure that even if they are outside it, as you're entering it, you will be continuously reminded that you're going to enter it meaning that in this dunya they will have lives of congestion and hardship. And then in the grave, they will be punished and tortures. And then as they are resurrected, they will be from those groups who are drowning in their
own sweat. And then as well to be entered into the alpha of a final which Allah will send the blazing heat towards them so that they are reminded of where they're destined for. So this is another opinion that Allah subhana wa tada will humiliate and disgrace and torture those people by continuously showing them the hellfire.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala he concludes the surah by saying don't matter, just alumina Yama, even
and then on that day, you shall be asked of the blessings.
No, after mentioning all the previous ions and scaring us with the accuracy and the punishment of the grace, Allah subhanaw taala he reminds us again, that on that day, you shall be asked about the blessings
into fear even TCR
alpha says he mentioned a famous Hadith, the Hadith available Hi Sam Allah I'm sorry, one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one of the residents of Medina
he had gone out one day to fetch some water.
And while he was out,
Allah's Messenger, sallAllahu wasallam, Abu Bakar and Amara de Laval, Thailand Houma showed up at his door
and it was by the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala that they came together and they actually question each other, you know, what is it that is bought you out of your houses such late at night, you know, such time in the in the night? Most people are sleeping or they're with their families? What is it that has brought you out? Abu Bakr and Omar were already out just the prophets of Allah highness. And he's jasola what is it that is about you? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at that moment, he lifted up his shirt. And he showed them that there were two stones tied to his stomach. Now in the past, people would tie stones to the stomach to prevent themselves from feeling
the pangs of hunger, that you know when you're really really hungry. As you tighten your belt, you'll see that that hunger is taken away from you. And this is a similar concept that they were doing that they tied stones to the stomach so that they wouldn't feel the pain and the pangs of hunger. And unless the messenger sallallahu Sallam actually hides two stones tied to a stomach when the average was one.
So I was messengers from the low Hollywood cinema showing that he had come out, you know, to find some sort of food, something to eat, or just something to like, satisfy him.
For a small amount of time, so they gathered together, and they went to this to the house of a will Hi, Sam, and I'm sorry. And I will hate him. He wasn't home at that time his wife mentioned that, you know, he has gone out to get some water. And upon his return, he was overjoyed that he saw, I was messengers of Allah, and he was send him and his two illustrious companions. And he said, what a fortunate man I am, that you have come, you know, to be a guest in my house, and to, you know, be honored and
enabled, for lack of a better word.
So they told them that, you know, they were hungry, so I will help him he asked his wife what it was to eat. They had some dates. And then there was also a sheep and some barley. Through the barley, I will hike and told his wife to make some bread, and I will hide them he took the sheep and he slaughtered the sheep and he took the meat. So they ate till they were full. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he recited this ayah to our worker and amarante Allahu Allahu Allah, and he said, some alatriste aluna Yama is in and in, and then on that day, you shall be asked about the blessings. Now, just think about the scenario that he just went through. This spent the night
roaming the streets, in search for some sorts of food.
And then, by the grace of Allah subhanaw taala, after having felt pangs of hunger, and gone through cramps in their stomachs, and other sorts of pains, Allah subhana wa blesses them with food.
No, was it not enough that he said some detail after we finished eating? And that was the end of the affair? No, it wasn't. And this is what we need to realize that even though we may thank Allah subhanaw taala for his blessings in this dunya Allah subhanho wa Taala will still bring us to account for them in the accurate that how did you spend my the blessings I gave you? How did you spend your wealth? How did you spend the energy and your ability? How did you spend your youth and Allah subhana wa tada further, further emphasizes this in sort of a salon when he says, In the seminar, well, vasavada kulula, a guy carrying on homeschooling that, indeed, the sight,
and the hearing, and the heart.
All these things will be brought to account on your piano. What did you do with your site? What did you do with your healing? What did you do with the emotions that you were blessed with? Did you use them for your own pleasure? And for your own worldly gain? Or did you use them for the sake and pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. Now all of these things have to be taken into consideration, no turning back to the story, that even though they had gone through so much trouble to get this food,
all those messages on alojado still reminded them that you should not become heedless of who granted you this food. And you should not become hedonist that you will be questioned about this.
So now, think about all the blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has bestowed upon you.
And after you can, after your thoughts about as many as you can, you should realize that you probably haven't even counted 1% of them. Now, ask yourself this question, even the 1% that you recognize from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala? What have you done to thank Allah subhanaw taala for his blessings, the wealth that he gave you? Did you give it in charity? The energy that he gave you? Did you use it to help the Muslims? The food he gave you? Did you seek energy? So for the sake of his worship, the family that he gave you, did you eat? Did you treat them in Congress? Did you remind them of Allah Subhana Allah and His messenger? These are all questions we need to ask
ourselves, all these blessings that Allah Subhana Allah bestows upon us, what do we do with him? Are we from those people who will who will be humiliated in the Acura and in this dunya? Or are we will have those people who will be successful in this dunya and in the asker as well.
So to summarize, this surah
Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us, that mankind is afflicted with the chasing of this dunya and that the only way he will stop chasing this dunya is until he dies.
And for those of us who have been blessed with an intellect and choose to use it in a manner we can take heed to before it's because Allah subhanaw taala throughout our lives will remind us of how futile IE chasing of this dunya is, whether it be through good companionship, whether it be through going to the grave, whether it be by having a family member die, whether it be just you know, feeling an emptiness inside Allah subhanho wa Taala will constantly remind us
and for those people who become heedless of these reminders that Allah subhanaw taala reminded us that indeed, we will see the Ashura Indeed, we will
See the AFA indeed will be put into the grave. And indeed, we will be asked about those blessings that Allah Subhana. Allah blessed us with?
As we leave, and we end off today,
I guess I'll just end off with
a verse actually towards the poetry and inshallah we'll take our break. And we'll continue from there after that busy nights on
the concept of us, all of us who have some sort of loss or another, whether it be our clothes, whether it be money, whether it be food.
Now, we often think that the money that we keep with us the money that we store in our savings accounts, the money that we put in the bank, the money that we put in the space, that this is the money that is going to stay with us.
But in actuality, Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us otherwise, he has told us that three things follows a dead person. Yet the Bible later selasa Allahu Allahu wa Melo
that three things follow the dead person, his family, his wealth, and his actions. And two of them will return and only one who will remain
his family and his work will return meaning that they will stay in this dunya they will not accompany him
and his actions will accompany him. Now how does one make his worth part of his actions?
our predecessors, Allah subhana wa tada be pleased within these to say
that you are your wealth, as long as it is with you. And when you spend it in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is when it becomes yours. That as long as you're keeping your wealth, your wealth is the one that is controlling you. Your wealth is the one that is making you greedy and the one that is making you stingy and making you think that as long as you keep this one that you are protected from poverty.
But in actuality, it is when you spend this wealth in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala when you give this wealth to the needy, when you use your wealth for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala This is when the worth actually becomes yours. And you're the one who controls it. And it is not the one who controls you. akula Cody had a watchdog Sorolla, hollywood minister, Nene, when Collegium system zero in the haulover for Rahim, salam, O Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and Allah lot of waiting