Channel: Navaid Aziz
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So we left off last time talking about the individual that came from the outskirts of the city, and he's tried warning his people. And when he tried one thing, his people he told them, Look, follow the people that have been sent to you follow the messengers, and these people they got so upset at him, they started stoning him. And as this person was about to die, a sound came from the skies. And this person was told to clean out the whole agenda. He was told to enter into paradise. And now when this person is passing away, he's saying the words yeah later called me alone, that only if my people knew Bhima Guevara near a beaver journeymen and mcra mean that if my if my people only knew
how much forgiveness Allah subhanho wa Taala has forgiven me, and he has made me from his noble people. Now after someone has killed a righteous person, someone from the Olia of Allah subhana wa Tada. How do you think Allah subhanho wa Taala will treat these people, especially after he's already sent them? How many messengers? How many messengers were these people sent? They were sent three people already. These are three people that already sent then someone from their own community. So that's the fourth messenger after rejecting all of these people, how will Allah subhanaw taala treat these people? He is going to reprimand these people severely. And now Allah
subhanaw taala talks about how he reprimands people, Allah subhanho wa Taala he goes on to say, well my answer now Allah call me him embody him in June den minister Ma Ma coonan, Monza Nene, and we have not we have sent not against his people after him and army from the heaven, nor do we send such a thing. So here Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that Allah subhanaw taala is not going to send down angels to destroy these people. alyssum I know what that is going to show his true strength and power, he's not going to use the creation of his but rather he's just going to destroy them and annihilate them. Similarly, how Allah subhanho wa Taala creates something by saying Kuhn for your
corn, so be and it is simply Allah subhanho wa Taala gives an order to destroy something, and it is completely destroyed. So Allah is not going to send angels this time. And in fact, when you look at the times, Allah subhana wa tada has destroyed nations of the past, very few of them actually involved in the angels, right? Let's find what are the only God angels involved in very, very few instances. And particularly, we saw that more with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam than we did with the previous prophets and messengers. So we saw the angels involved in the Battle of brother, we saw the angels involved in the situation of life, but with the previous prophets and
messengers, Allah just gave his word and those nations were destroyed. Allah so I know that it goes on to say now how these people were destroyed. In Canada Allah say Hatton wa Haider VEDA whom call me dude, it was but one shout, and behold, they were all silent. So unless of I know it's Allah gave one order, and these people were completely destroyed. Now I want you to look at the word Allah subhanho wa Taala uses at the end for either home harmony Dune, when something is Hammad. It is something that is completely futile and useless. Many of you can, nothing can be done with this thing. No sound could be uttered. nor can it be used for anything completely other useless and
futile. And this happened with just one statement of Allah subhana wa Tada. So now why is the list of I know what are they telling us the story? He tells us the story here to remind the people that in the previous nations before us, is a great reminder is a great reminder that if we do not take heed, and we do not, you know uplift our standard of morality, and following the prophets and messengers and following guidance than the one that created us can destroy us just as easily. The one that created us can destroy us just as easily. So now question arises, how does someone protected themselves from the torment and destruction that Allah subhanaw taala me sent? Who can
tell me there's one particular way that Allah subhanaw taala mentions?
I need something more specific, something more specific.
What is something particularly Allah subhanho wa Taala. He mentioned in the Quran, that if you were to do it, you will be saved from the tournament of Allah subhanaw taala
is the KFOR which I Are you referring to?
Yes, you Yes, you gave me the answer. So we have to answer this one as well.
So in this verse, Allah Subhana
No, it's either is addressing the the Sahaba the Allahu anhu. That so is it just in the past that said that he's saying that we will not destroy the people while you are amongst them, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and after you have left them, we will not destroy people, while they're seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala homie istockphoto we will not destroy them while they're seeking forgiveness. And this is why it's so important particularly if you live in a in a in a time and in a place where there's just rampant disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala that a person makes an extra effort to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala because that is how
you attain His mercy. And that is how you attain this protection as well. And this is why I believe when you look at the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that I seek forgiveness from Allah, you know, 70 times a day or 100 times a day. What is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam seeking forgiveness for right unless I had forgiven all of his sins. So some of the scholars commented that the Messenger of Allah is seeking forgiveness for the macabre things he might have fallen into, or from the you know, recommended things that he let he let he missed out on. That is why seeking forgiveness so there's a higher level of repentance. But in the camera him
Allah He mentions that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while that may have been the case, he's doing so to teach his people and his nation in particular, the importance of making a stick for to Allah subhanho wa Taala, that we're the last nation right? There are no prophets and messengers after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So he's teaching us that the end of times the thing that they will need the most is seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you'll notice that I believe naturally Allah subhanaw taala has instilled this in the believers, that naturally when we're in such the will want to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. Naturally,
when you go for hygiene Amara, the data that is naturally coming out of your tongue in your mouth and your heart is Allah, please forgive me, unless I know what's out there naturally instill this in us. Now, those times when our heart isn't as conscious and alive, we need to make that extra effort to seek forgiveness. And that is why I believe it's very, very important that on a daily basis, the believer makes it a part of his day to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala a very good technique, before you go to bed each and every single night. Think of all the blessings that Allah has given you. And thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for them, and think of all of the sins you have
committed or possibly committed, and then seek forgiveness from from those sins. And it's a very good habit to develop each and every single night, where a person goes to sleep in a state of gratitude, and he goes to sleep absolved of that guilt of the sins that he committed. So this is how you seek protection from the torment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala. He goes on to say, yeah, Hassan II birds may fit him in or Sudan in the canopy he is does he own that what a disaster it is for mankind? How unfortunate mankind is that every time we have sent them a messenger, they have only mocked that messenger. So here Allah subhanho wa Taala is showing that the
vast majority of mankind is always going to be in a state of disbelief. And later on, we'll see how big that percentage actually is. And it's going to be very, very shocking. So it's a very large percentage of people that are going to be disbelievers. And that's the reality of it. The believers are always going to be few in number, they're not going to be many. However, the glide tiny at the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did give us is that on the Day of Judgment, this oma will be half of the believers, half of the believers will come just from this one oma. And even though we're the very last period of timeframe, we are going to be the largest portion. So this is
from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But here Allah is telling us, the vast majority of mankind will be disbelievers, not only will they be disbelievers, but they're going to mock the prophets and messengers. Now imagine if this was the case with the prophets and messengers, how about just the normal believing and practicing people. So when someone says something to you, because of the way that you're dressed, or the way that you act, or sister's wearing hijab, and someone mocks that, then this is something that we should realize that the prophets and messengers had much, much worse done to them. And as a part of our faith, the believers will be tested due to
their commitment and due to their dedication. Now, the way react we react is very, very important, that always be an ambassador for Islam, right? Never repel evil, with an equal or greater evil, someone does something bad to you try to avert that evil with something good. It's not been that to hear accent, right, repel that evil, with something that is good. And that is what the messengers taught us. If we look back at the discussion that the messengers had, while the people were mocking them and saying things about them, they always got back to the point. Look, we're not here for ourselves, see whatever you want. We're here to discuss the truth. We want you to worship Allah and
to obey Allah, and to fix the bad sins and deeds that you're doing rectify yourselves, because the day will come where you will stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now Allah
I know Todd is telling them how dare they mock the messengers, right? What right do they have to mock these messengers? And let's find out that he actually threatens them. alum eurocom Alekna Kabbalah Amina Koran and the homie lamela. Your Jihoon that do they not see how many nations before them were destroyed? Have they not seen the lines of Allah subhanho wa Taala? Have they not seen what the Dead Sea is? Have they not seen the state of Petra Have they not seen you know, Medina, Saudi, all of these things? Allah subhanho wa Taala has left these great I have not looked at the example of around there all these examples are there for mankind to reflect that, hey, if we don't
rectify ourselves, our fate could be similar to the people before us. Now the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam due to his presence, he was glad tidings for the end of times, that Allah subhanho wa Taala he promised this nation that they would not be destroyed by punishment. So if you look in the verse when Allah subhanaw taala, where he says, well, Marcel naka de la maternidad mean that we have not sent you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the mercy of mankind. What does that actually mean? Abdullah bin Ambassador the Allahu Anima he commented on that verse by saying that one of the glad tidings Allah subhana wa tada gave through the Messenger of
Allah is that nations would no longer be destroyed after he came lations would no longer be destroyed after the coming of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is how one of the ways the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the Rama for all of mankind, that duty him he would no longer punish mankind by destroying them. So here unless I know what are they saying? Even though Allah will not destroy them? Should they not take lesson in what Allah subhanho wa Taala did with the previous nations? Now what lessons are ready to take? The lesson there to take is that even though Allah may not destroy them, at the end of the day, Allah has
created a punishment which is much, much more severe than the punishment he gives in this life. And that is the punishment of the hellfire. So if a person takes heat from the destruction that took place in this life, inshallah he stops himself from entry into the hellfire. But if he doesn't look at the previous nations that were destroyed, and doesn't take them as an example, he thinks to himself, you know what, the affliction of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not going to harm me, and he thinks himself saved from the Hellfire, when even the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala every single day from the Hellfire, right It is
reported that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his Salah, he would regularly make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Khomeini I will be coming either with Johanna woman as I will cover that Allah seek refuge anew from the punishment of the Hellfire and from the punishment of the grave. And after summer in Madrid, and in frigid, he would say Allahumma journeymen and now Allahumma journeymen and now Allah journeymen enough that Allah save me from the fire, Oh Allah save me from the fire, or Allah save me from the fire. Because what we don't realize is the punishment of the Fire is the most severe punishment that anyone can ever face. Just the example that the
Messenger of Allah gives that the fire of the hereafter just in terms of its intensity of heat, nothing else, just the intensity of its heat, is 69 times greater than the intensity of the heat of fire in this life. And on that day, our bodies will be more recipient to receiving pain, meaning you feel, you know, small burn here. But in the life of the Hereafter, it's going to be very intense, very extreme. And it's not going to run out right in this in this world, you take off the oxygen, that fire is going to go away in the hereafter that fire is burning for an eternity. Once it starts, it's not going off. And that is a severe punishment that Allah subhanaw taala has placed so he says
they did not see what Allah subhana wa tada has destroyed the previous nations with because the destruction that is to come home to them in the Hereafter is going to be even greater. And that is how this is understood. In light of the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala will no longer destroy nations.
We're in coonan Lama Jamil, Jimmy on the Dana macdon. And surely all every one of them will be brought before us. So no matter how much one wants to avoid Allah subhanho wa Taala in this life, right? I'll tell you a very particular case, that in this life, you know, there's this concept of coping
with the stress and coping with with the calamities of this world, right. And the average person doesn't know how to do that. The average person when something goes wrong in their life, they don't know how to cope with those things. So the average person, they'll resort to alcohol, and it's very rampant even in our own community. They are, you know, resolved to drugs, again, very rampant in our community, their resolve to, you know, promiscuity, the resolve to a whole bunch variety of other things. But what they don't realize is that all of those things make their problems worse. They don't actually solve their problems.
It may take away the symptom which is the pain, but it doesn't actually resolve the issue. So what do you actually need to resolve the issue? You need Allah subhana wa tada you need Allah subhana wa tada for closure you need Allah subhanho wa Taala for help. That is why you need Allah subhana wa Tada. So now in this life, certain people have had their hearts, so closed off, that they don't want anything to do with Allah subhanaw taala right, they get upset at you. If you tell them to pray. They're like, why should I pray, I don't have to pray, I'm not going to pray. You tell them to do anything for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala they don't want to do it. They don't want to hear it.
Know, what they don't understand is that the more you run away from Allah subhanho wa Taala in this life, then the more difficult you're coming will be to him on the Day of Judgment. And the more you force yourself and struggle with yourself, to run towards Allah subhanho wa Taala in this life, the easier that standing is on the Day of Judgment, you know, the scores for a very, very beautifully, that the individual that stands in this life for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala in Salah Allah makes it easy for him to stand on the Day of Judgment, an individual that doesn't stand for Allah subhanho wa Taala, in Salah in this life, then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes the standing on the Day
of Judgment very, very difficult. And on that day, there's nothing that you can do, there is no running away, there's nothing that you can do, you will be forced to stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala and meet your Creator. Now that's such a frightening situation supine Allah for everyone, because the bad people they have to, you know, atone for their sins, the good people, they're going to think about all the opportunities that pass them by that they could have done good, and they didn't take advantage of right? Perhaps they wanted to sleep, perhaps they wanted to do you know, something permissible that distracted them? They're going to think at that time. What if,
right? What if? And that's always that dangerous question. What if we always ask ourselves, what if? And this is something we should think about? What if on the Day of Judgment, I haven't done enough good, what if on the Day of Judgment, I have done too much bad? What if, on the day of judgment, I do not have sufficient answers to the questions that Allah subhanaw taala asks me, right very powerful question. What if, and this is what Allah subhana wa tada is framing over here, that regardless of how much you want to flee from a lion this life, even though your heart at one point was telling you to run to Allah, eventually you will physically stand in front of Allah subhanho wa
Taala and you will have to answer Well, I attend the home of Don Mater, Alma Mater to Hina waka Rajan, I mean her husband, Fermin, huya Cologne, and a sign for them is the dead land, we gave it life and we brought forth from it grains, so that they eat their off. Now let's find out others telling us how this takes place. Then in front of us, Allah subhanaw taala has created this miraculous sign. Then in the winter time, the land dies, the vegetation dies, nothing grows, yet springtime comes somehow, some way or another, that land naturally comes back to life, and the fruit starts to grow once again. So let's find out what that is saying. You have seen in front of your own
eyes, something that was alive, then it was dead, then it was brought back to life. Similarly as the state of mankind that you are alive, you're going to die and you will be brought back to life as well. So here let's find out is saying reflect on the science of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this My dear brothers and sisters, I cannot emphasize enough, right? One of the greatest forms of getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala is just reflecting upon the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa tada has made this world so miraculous, that there's not a single thing from the creation of Allah except that there is an indication of Allah subhanho wa Taala right there is this
Bedouin man, he was asked, How do you know Allah subhanho wa Taala exists, right? And in his simple logic, he puts it very simply, he says, Albert urato
why through Sadia do it for summer with that abraj in one hour do that free judging What up how to that I'm watching for your doula danika latifi copier that this bed one man he says, if you will see camel droppings, you would know that a camel had been there. And if you see footsteps on the beach, you will know someone that had walked there. So when you have an earth that is filled with pathways, skies that are filled with constellations, oceans that are filled with waves, do all of these things not necessitate the presence of one that is very meticulous and well informed? Meaning Allah subhanaw taala obviously that is the case. Now this is one of the dangerous things of living in our
times when you're constantly engaged with telecommunication and you know, social media is that you're so engaged with your phones and with your computers that you don't define time.
To look at what's actually happening around you, right each and every day, the sun rises and the sunsets. And it's such a beautiful thing, particularly in Calgary since we're so close to the mountains, we get this beautiful view. Yet how many opportunities do we take to look at it? Right all these opportunities go by. So here are some I know data is telling us that reflect on the science in every single thing you will find a sign from Allah, particularly over here, the man who is dead, sorry, it was alive. Allah caused it to die and he brought it back to life. Not only did the bank bring it back to life, he causes from it fruits to grow from which all of us eat. I mean,
the signs literally are in front of us every time we have a fruit every time we have a vegetable every time we have meat. That is a sign of Allah subhana wa Tada. yet we're so distracted by something or another. We forget that everything we see is a sign from Allah subhana wa Tada. What if he had Jeannette in the field? What are not for Corona fee her middle of June. And we have made there in guardians of date palms and grapes, and we have caught springs of water to Gosforth. So here let's find what Todd is now giving specific examples. He said he talks about deep palm trees, to the people that are being addressed in this verse, or the Koreans in particular. So they saw the
deep palm trees and they've seen you know, the the wine vineyards and they've seen the springs that Allah subhanaw taala has caused them to Gosforth. Now, why particularly the springs over here, because they lived in such a deserted area. Yet somehow Allah subhanaw taala would always put warm water available for them, dry, barren land, and then all of a sudden you have water gushing forth, or a will a world that is planted over there and water comes out of it in the middle of pure barren desert. A pure sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Again, a pure sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Again, then Allah subhanho wa Taala he goes on to say the aquadome in summary he when I made that ad
him a fella Ashkelon, so that they may eat of the fruit thereof that their hands made not, and will they not give thanks to Allah subhanaw taala. So, what unless why no, what are they saying over here is that they don't realize that even though they may be doing physical work, in their harvest, they may be planting the seeds. And you know, going through the lines to arrogated. What comes out of that land is purely a blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. It's not what their hands did. And I'll give you a more practical example, for our understanding that I want you to think we take someone's heart, another person's brain, another person's kidneys, another person's liver, another person's
lungs, and we instill it inside someone's body, and we get someone else's blood. Here you have every single functioning body part that you would need to be alive, and you put all of them together, would this person actually come alive even though he has everything that he needs to become alive? No, he wouldn't. Because until Allah subhanaw taala says Be and it is, it's not going to come to life. Similarly over here, we may think, because we plant seeds, and because we water it, and we allow, you know, particular ways of the sun to reach it, that these things grow because of our own efforts. No, it is Allah subhanho wa Taala that causes them to grow. And our efforts are just a mere
sign of you know, the means of it to happen. But at the end result it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. And they know that because their harvests would go bad, even though they try their best. So now listen, I know what Allah saying, will they then not give thanks to Allah subhanho wa Taala once you realize that everything is from Allah, what prevents us from giving thanks. Now the beautiful thing about gratitude, my dear brothers and sisters, is that the more you thank Allah subhanho wa Taala, the more Allah subhanaw taala gives you and the more you refrain from giving thanks to Allah subhanho wa Taala the more or less I know it's Allah takes away. So all of us find
what Allah wants from us is that when we recognize the blessings of Allah, that we should thank Allah subhanaw taala just say and hamdulillah right, when something is done, that is pure and good, we sell hamdulillah when we eat, we sell hamdulillah just to show thanks. And then Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, Whoever says Alhamdulillah at the conclusion of a blessing, he has returned to Allah greater than that which Allah gave him, he has returned to Allah greater than that which Allah has given him. And this is the virtue of saying on hamdulillah meaning that the blessings that Allah has given us when we say Alhamdulillah as a response to it, we have returned to
Allah greater than that which Allah subhanaw taala has given us and you notice why now why so many Sula start off by saying and hamdulillah right. They are there to show the importance of the statement and the heavy weight of the statement to Allah subhana wa Tada.
Now in the next verse, Allah subhanaw taala he goes on to say Subhana Allah, Allah azzawajal Kula Maktoum between or the woman woman unforeseen woman man on the moon, so Glory be to Him Who has created the pairs of me
Everything with which the earth produces as well as their own humankind, and of that which they know not. So here Allah subhanaw taala is saying that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created everything in pairs. Every single thing has its counterpart right? For sweet, there is sour, for black, there is white for light, there is darkness for man, there is woman, you can figure out who is the light in the darkness, who is the nice in the mean person, we can figure that out ourselves. But everything has his counterpart. And this is what Allah subhanaw taala is saying over here that another sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala is that everything has its counterpart, so pay attention to that,
particularly in the earth. Allah has created counterparts from the animals, Allah has created counterparts amongst their own selves, Allah has created counterparts. Now what's interesting over here is Allah subhanaw taala concludes the verse by saying will mimic the moon and in those things that they know not in those things that they know not, meaning that there are creations of Allah subhanaw taala, that we have no idea about whatsoever. No idea. In fact, even when you speak to a marine biologist, they'll say that they're roughly discovered about 10% of everything that lives in the ocean, that's in the ocean alone, only about 10% of it, you go to rain forest, there are
literally hundreds and 1000s and millions of creation that are yet to be discovered. So there's so many things that we do not know of. Now, can we use this verse to say that perhaps Allah subhanaw taala has created another species on other planets? You know, as NASA continues to make their discoveries, and finds water on Mars and all these other things? Can it? Can there be another creation? Of course, definitely, I don't see it not being possible, will we ever get to see them and experience them? Allah subhanaw taala knows best. But once you can understand the miraculous nature of Allah's creation, you can understand that Allah can do whatever he wants, he can create as many
creations as he like, right. So, if you know later on, they do find extra extra, you know, extraterrestrial life, on the in the other realms and not in other realms. But in other planets. You know, I don't see anything wrong with that because Allah subhanaw taala clearly says, women lie on the moon, there are things that we clearly do not know of.
Then Allah subhanaw taala he goes on to say, Well, I had to wire to Allah Homer lane. Let's look who mean her mean her for either home, Mosley moon and assign for them is the night, we withdraw from it to the day. And behold, they are in darkness. So now Allah subhanaw taala talks about the day and the night. And I want to share something very interesting with you. I came across this YouTube video, sorry, this Facebook video. And it's by the technology society, and I shared it on Facebook just before I came to the Holocaust. And what this video talks about is, what if the earth stops spinning? What would happen? What would happen if the Earth would stop spinning? So currently
speaking, as we're talking right now, the earth the equator of the Earth is spinning at about 1000 miles per hour. How quick is that? Know the average plane, it'll go around 700 600 700 miles per hour. That's like the average speed of a very fast plane. So meaning faster than the fastest plane that we know right now, is going faster than that. That's how fast is it worth is spinning? Do we feel it right now? No, we don't, what would happen if it would stop, if it would stop, we as a creation would start flying East at about the exact same speed. Right? The oceans, they would become polarized go to the north and the south. And then the line would be just in the middle. The days
would be six months long, and the Knights would be six months long. The summers would be extremely hot, and the winters would be extremely cold. And this is all in its proper rotation, or in its proper order. Just because the earth continues to spin. Yet we don't even perceive that it is spinning. So you can imagine even in this Allah subhanaw taala is created such a miraculous sign. And if you do get a moment, please do check it out. If you go to the facebook.com backslash levy disease, there's the most recent post there that this video is just miraculous panela that how can a person deny, you know the signs of Allah subhanaw taala that something like that could be so
detrimental of the earth literally just stopped spinning. There would be absolute chaos in this world. There will be tsunami 17 miles interlined. Interestingly enough, one of the things that they mentioned the earth stopped spinning, the sun would eventually rise from the west. And that puts into perspective that maybe that's what happens towards the end of time when the sun does rise from the west. Maybe that's what happens. Allah knows best. So here let's find out what are they saying that a sign from them is the alternation of the day.
The night and reflect upon this, my dear brothers and sisters, has there ever been a single day in our existence where the son said, You know what? I'm too tired to come up today. I just want a day off. I'm just not going to rise, or the moon says, You know what? I've had enough. I'm tired of reflecting the sun's light onto the earth. Today, I'm just not going to reflect the light. It doesn't happen. And again, these are the signs that Allah subhana wa tada created for us to reflect upon that every single day The same thing is happening.
Yet how much recognition? Do we give those signs? Then Allah subhanho wa Taala he goes on to say, was shamshir tragedy the monster curry, Lucha daddy Kotaku, the Raj is in London, and the son runs on this fixed course, for a decreed period of time. That is the decree of the Almighty, the all knowing. So now Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the, the the orbit of the sun. Now, as we know, the Earth orbits the sun, the sun doesn't orbit, the the sun doesn't orbit the Earth, the Earth orbits the Sun, meaning you have the sun in the center, and then the planets that are around it, and they go around. So what is Allah subhanaw taala referring to over here, what is the decreed orbit of
the sun? Now, when you look into astronomy even further, what you eventually realize is that every planet has its own orbit mean that not only is it going around the sun, but it's also rotating as well. Now even the sun will know itself. It has its own rotation. And our galaxy as it as itself is also rotating and moving. And now you start to realize panela how huge this universe of unless I know what that actually is, right? that the earth is like, literally a millionth of the size of the sun. And what are we in comparison to the earth, like not even a fraction of a fraction to be recognized? The higher you go, the smaller the world becomes? Now imagine you go to the distance of
the sun, you can't even see the earth anymore. So now let's find out what's it saying over here that the sun has its set course. Now what he concludes this works with, after a long period of time, he mentions two of his names. He mentioned Aziz and uname. Why does he mention Aziz? Due to the mighty nature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because if you recognize the mighty nature of the sun, you recognize the mighty nature of Allah subhana wa Taala. That if this earth was just to come one inch closer to the sun, everything on this planet would be destroyed. Yet if there was no sun, we still couldn't exist, because we all would have froze, and no crops would have grown and we would have
nothing to eat. That is the mighty nature of the presence of the sun, who created the sun, it is ISIS, Allah subhanho wa Taala himself, and Aleem what is on this planet Allah mentioned Eileen, because everything is so meticulously placed, like I said, even one inch if we were to move back and forth from the sun, everything goes into havoc and chaos. This earth stops rotating even for a few minutes, everything's going to go into extreme chaos. So let's find what is created such meticulous structure in the creation now how about in our own selves, the fact that are hard to beat by itself no cognitive you know, responses needed from us. Okay, beat right now, and then breathe right now.
Right or process food right now processor thought right now, all of these things happen naturally Imagine if we had to be responsible for that, how many of us would have died, right? It is not possible to do all of those things. You know, Allah subhanho wa Taala internally created a system that automatically responds to all of the needs. So even amongst our own selves, that great anatomy that Allah subhanaw taala speaks of is there that automatic function and system right you just sit back and relax and life goes on. That is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying is in the creation of Allah subhanaw taala known as the universe known as the universe. Now I want to mention something
over here. There's a hadith insights to hell Bukhari where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he tells a Buddha the fatty and they're in the masjid at Muslim time. He says, Yeah, bother. Do you know where the sun goes when it sets and they love it responds by saying, Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam know best. And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that the sun goes to the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala and prostrates to it and seeks permission from Allah subhanho wa Taala to rise the next day, and Allah gives it permission and so it rises again and so it rises again. Now for a lot of people when they look at this hadith
at face value, this fee they find the study is very problematic. How does the sun make such the to Allah subhanho wa Taala What is this such stuff? And the problem over here is we assume that all of the creation is alike right?
When Allah subhanaw taala describes his creation. He describes them as saying, well I can let off Kahuna to be home, but rather you do not comprehend and understand their glorification of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning the birds, the animals, the insects, the trees, they're all making this we have Allah subhanaw taala but we don't perceive it, we don't understand it. So similarly in its own way, the sun will make sense that to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we don't know the true nature of the sedge. Now, due to our lack of understanding, is it sufficient to say that you know what, my intellect doesn't understand this Hadith, so I'm just going to reject it. No, our Deen doesn't work
like that. Our ultimate source and reference is what Allah said and what is messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, secondary is our own intellects, right we understand reality based upon what Allah subhana wa Tada. And his messenger said, If we do not perceive it based upon our own intellects, it means that we still have more to learn, or perhaps we're looking at it the wrong way. But to say that Allah said something false, or his messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said something false, that's not possible that is not possible, because they are the ultimate source of knowledge itself. They are the ultimate source of knowledge itself. So when you if you ever come
across someone that rejects this Hadith, explain it to them, right, just like we do not understand that this we have the animals and the plants. And similarly we don't understand the sun of the sun. It doesn't mean that it doesn't take place. It doesn't mean that it doesn't take place.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala he goes on to say welcome, welcome Allah cadorna who manage other kind of origin in a khadeem and the moon we have measured for it.
courses, tiller returns like the old dried curved date stock. So if you look at the moon, it goes through a 28 day cycle every single month, 28 days, it has it set cycle that will start off as a crescent to get to the middle of the month and it becomes a full moon and then ends off at the end of the month, completely disappearing after it is a small Crescent as well. This is how Allah subhanaw taala has created the moon and every single month it has the same cycle. Right? So here listen, I know that they say that Allah subhanaw taala even in the moon has created this great sign. Now Allah subhana wa tada he goes on to say, let's jump to Yamaha and to dhulikhel camera well LA to
cyber Kandahar, we're kulu we're calling on FIFA and achilleas. Behind the laws. Finally, he goes on to say it is not possible for the sun and the moon to meet, meaning their orbits overlap with another the sun covers of the moon, the moon covers up the sun, and they're, you know, prepare the cover of the earth as well. But it is not possible for them to meet. When did Allah subhanaw taala save that meeting for till the Day of Judgment that is on the day of judgment when the moon and the sun will get together? Now what's interesting about this particular verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala he says will coonan Fie fellow kin. Yes, the one that all of this Allah subhana wa tada has created
an orbit that normally floats, right. What's interesting about this sentence is that this whole sentence is a palindrome. This whole sentence is a palindrome, meaning that if you read it forwards or backwards, then it would be read the same way. We'll call on FIFA Kenya behind that Allah subhanho wa Taala he put a sign in the in the verse over here, that if you do read it forwards and backwards, that it will be read exactly the same way. Now, what is Allah subhanaw taala showing us over here, this is like one of the linguistic you know, signs of the Quran, that in the English language is difficult to think of words that are palindromes, right? You think of Bob you think of
Dad, you think of mom, is there anything else?
racecar, okay, that's a fragment of a sentence, but actually come up with a whole sentence that is a palindrome. It's almost, you know, unheard of. And you'll find it multiple times in the Quran. Right? You find it over here you find in Surah Medallia, Rebecca Kabir. These are palindromes that the whole sentence is a palindrome. So here's an introduction to the linguistic miracle of the Quran.
So now, moving on from this sense, this structure that allows final thought is talking about there's a very heavy emphasis on the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right Allah subhanho wa Taala is now going to move on from the orbital signs to the signs on the lines that Allah subhanaw taala has created. So Allah subhana wa tada he goes on to say, what I what I add on the home and the harmonizer full key and mesh phone that and a sign for them is that we bought their offspring in the ship of new highly setup. Now why is the ship of no Hi Lisa
So important because when Allah subhanaw taala destroyed the planet through rain, everything that needed to survive, it boarded the ship of no Holly Salaam. And it was said that the ship of no Holly Salaam was a very unique creation for its time, meaning that while other floating devices did exist, there is nothing like the ship of no how they set up, which we'll see. You know, in the next verse, that this ship of no hottie Salaam had everything that would need for mankind to survive. That's something deep to think about. Everything that is needed for survival is on one boat and one ship while the rest of the world drowns in rain. Again, why did Allah subhanaw taala drown them in rain,
because of their disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala and not believing in their messengers. So now let's find out that he brings forth the ship of no holy Sanam. He says, Did you not see how amongst this great torrential storm that took place? Allah subhanho wa Taala saved the progeny of Adam alayhis salam. Now why is that so significant? We look in the next verse. We'll call the Canada home Miss Li Majorca mar qaboun. And we have created for them of the likes there until so on the Mount. Now what this means is, that ship of no Halle salon was so unique, that it was like the founding ingenuitive design of ships, meaning that the way ships were built there after and Marines
were built submarines were voted thereafter. They were based upon that thought process that Allah subhanaw taala had given to Holly Salah, and likewise, from there came every other mode of transportation mean, the original mode of transportation, besides animals was that huge ship of no Hyundai sedan, and everything else was designed there after everything else was designed thereafter. So here Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying that that ship of no Haile salam, it was the original design for all modes of non animal transport that came there after all that happened through what Allah subhanaw taala taught, no highly set up. And that was a huge sign for them. And thereafter, all
other modes of transportation started to be developed. Right? They went from something as simple as a shift to float into water to something that will go, you know, on lines, like a bicycle, and then a car, and now even we're flying, we're flying into space, even. All this is happening through that original design that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to know Haile Salam. Now let's find out Allah goes on to say that, and if we will, we shall drown them and there will be no shout, nor will they be saved. So again, when you look at the ocean, when someone's floating in the ocean, and they're writing on the boat, if Allah subhanaw taala word for that boat to drowned, it will drown. And in
the middle of the ocean, no one would hear you, and no one would save you. And I'll give you one little example. You know, a couple of years back,
I was invited to an Islamic conference in Bermuda, and you think, you know, spinal Islami constant Rita, who wouldn't want to go to that it was a phenomenal experience. That was the first time in my life though, I got to go swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. So there's a beach that, you know, the beaches, the Atlantic Ocean, and I went to him maybe about 2530 feet. And I tried standing in that place, like my feet are planted in the sand, as well as you could possibly imagine. And when the current wind entered the lines, I was like, You know what, I think I can handle this. Then as it pulled back. Literally, it swept me off my feet, and I was floating back. And that's only like 30
feet away from the land. So you can imagine how crazy it is, as you get even closer into the middle of the ocean, that you see this gigantic, enormous waves that are like 20 feet high. When you strike a boat, it's only from the miraculous creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala that the boat still floats right based upon the density of water and the density of the material that is used, that boat will stay afloat. And let's find out how to create it like that. Now at the same time, if Allah subhanaw taala takes that away, if someone is sinking in the middle of the ocean, who is going to save that creation? Who's going to save that human being no one and time and time again? When things get
turbulent. People call to Allah Allah saves them, yet they only turn back to Allah when things get bad. Why is it that we don't remember Allah subhanho wa Taala when the tide is smooth, and it's a sunny day, and we're enjoying the creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. Why is that we forget until the water becomes turbulent. And that is the lesson over here that don't just remember Allah subhanho wa Taala when things are turbulent and there's a tide in your life, but remember Allah subhanho wa Taala even when things are good, because in order to have the fever and help of Allah when things are turbulent, make sure you're grateful and cognizant of his blessings when things are going good
in your life.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala he goes Illa Rama tamanna
One more time.
And if we were to save them, it wasn't because of anything that they did, but rather it was because there was a mercy from Us, and they will be given a short period of enjoyment. Now, why does Allah subhanaw taala mention this? Because we have this common phrase, why do good things happen to bad people? And why does it seem like bad people are constantly enjoying their lives? Right? This is something that maybe some of us wonder, why is it that the Muslim Ummah goes through so much hardship and strife? And why is it that the disbelieving nations and states even excuse me what their oppressive nature are still enjoying life to such a degree? Allah subhanho wa Taala answers
that question over here in LA Mata Mina, Juan Mata on the other hand, that it is because of a mercy from Us. And that a period of enjoyment is only for a short, you know, decreed a period of time, I mean, that even that enjoyment that they're having right now is going to run out. Certainly the hardship that you're always facing, that too will run out, and the rules are going to be reversed in the hereafter. Whereas in this life, the disbelievers are laughing upon the believers and the afterlife it is the believers that will be laughing at the disbelievers rules are going to be completely reversed. So anything that's happening in this life is a mercy from Allah subhana wa tada
and you have to perceive it as that. So whatever state we are in is a mercy from Allah, whatever state someone else's is, is a mercy from Allah subhanaw taala. Everything that Allah decrees is a mercy, we just don't understand it. Now, if these people they're taught with a creed, Allahumma takumar banner ad komak alphacam, Lando control Torah, moon, and when it is said to them, beware of that which is before you, and that which is behind you, in order that you may receive mercy, mean that if you were to tell people that look, be careful, tread with caution, that if you don't tread with caution, and you continue with your disobedience, there's a punishment in this life and the
punishment in the hereafter. And if you try to refrain from these things, try to protect yourself from these things. That is when you attained the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, that remember this, that the punishment of Allah is just around the corner. But when you try to protect yourselves, then this is a means of attaining further mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So now what is this taqwa that Allah subhanaw taala is referring to, as we've mentioned in previous Holocaust, when we talk about Taka, Abdullah bin Masuda the Allahu anhu described as three things it is to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala so that he has never forgotten me that when you forget you
constantly remind yourself of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number two, it is to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala so that no disobedience is shown to him, mean that you try your utmost best that you will never consciously disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala it may happen due to the weakness of ourselves, but it should not be that we go out of our way to consciously disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala and then number three, it is to show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala to be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala so that no ingratitude is shown to him. So those three things being remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala thanking Allah subhana wa tada and obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is
the essence of taqwa. When we talk about taqwa, this is what he's referring to. And over here, this is what the people are being reminded of that have Taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not only will it save you from punishment in this life, and the next, but it is a means of achieving mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. It is a means of achieving mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala as well will matter to him in it and it robs him in that kangwon Hamada Deen and never does an IRA sign come to them from the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala, except that they turn away. Meaning after all of these signs that Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned that even if you were to bring a list to
the disbelievers, you will still find most of them turning away. And this is like the essence of atheism, that they've justified. They're turning away from the sides, that science created itself, the nature created itself, the universe created itself, it doesn't have a creator. So they justify their turning away saying that this is not from Allah. This is some, you know, random process that takes place. Now, how foolish is that? sapan Allah? How could a random process create something that it's so meticulously designed? It's not possible. So now here, Allah subhanaw taala is saying that no matter how many signs you bring them, they're still going to find a way to turn away from it. And
in this day and age, it's through atheism, when you make Allah subhanho wa Taala irrelevant to the people. Now the dangerous nature of that is that once you take away God from the equation, people no longer have a reason to be moral, nor do they have a source of morality. Meaning if there's no God, there's no judgment. Likewise, if there's no God
We're up to our own understanding of what is good and evil and what is appropriate and not appropriate. And that is the danger of it that a lot of people don't understand that it is not possible to have a moral world without the presence of God, it is not possible to keep people in check. If they don't have to fear accountability, right? People will always go wild when there's no accountability, right? The first time you leave a child alone, give them the freedom, they go absolutely wild. That's what they want to experience. But until they have rules, they're not going to survive and thrive. And that is, well let's put those rules in place that it is with those rules
that the world continues to function. If those rules weren't there, the world would not continue to thrive.
read verse 46. I wanted to reach
the Day of Judgment but I think we'll leave that for another time inshallah, because after this, it lets you take the next couple of verses then as soon as the of judgment starts, we'll leave it at that so inshallah 10 more minutes and we'll be done 10 more minutes inshallah we'll be done. Then Allah subhanaw taala goes on to say well, either cleaner human unskillful memories of Morocco como la Cala Latina, kefalonia Latina Am I No, not a moment loja sha Allah who Obama in antem. in that field, Allah Allah mubin, that here Allah subhanho wa Taala saying that if you were to tell them spend from that which Allah has given you, the disbelieving people would say to the believing
people, should we feed those people that if Allah wanted to feed them, he would have fed to them? Indeed you are a people that are mis guided, you are a people that are misguided. Now, smila look at this argument over here, look at this argument over here. These people they've received from Allah subhanho wa Taala. They recognize that Allah subhanaw taala has given them what they have. And when they're told go and feed the poor people. They respond by saying, If Allah wished he could have fed them, right? Why should we do this? And this is the problem over here, that there's no social accountability, right? In Islam, if Allah has given you wealth, it comes with responsibility. It's
not just about accumulating it and hoarding it, it comes with responsibility, that not only is the cat mandatory upon you, but any opportunity of God that you see in terms of feeding a poor person, or sponsoring an orphan, building a school, whatever it may be, rich people have to take that into consideration, that Allah gave it to you as a gift with accountability and responsibility. And if you're not going to fulfill that responsibility, and accountability, it becomes a proof against you. But what's really troubling over here is rather than saying, No, I don't want to because I'm stingy. They use corder as a justification, that if Allah wanted to feed these people, he could have done so
Now, what we don't realize is that the ability to feed people, it is not a mercy upon the one that is being fed. It is a mercy upon the one that is able to feed why we need the other more than those people need the food. Because even if we don't spend, Allah is going to give them regardless, he'll find another people to go and feed people. Yet when we are deprived from spending the way of Allah and deprived of feeding people, we're the ones that harm ourselves, because it shows us that there's something internally wrong with us that we don't want to earn this agent from Allah subhanho wa, Tada. What is it that's depriving us and then to justify it by saying, If Allah wanted to feed them,
he could have fed them. And this was like the founding army argument of Benny Seville, when they said that Allah is stingy. Right? They said that the hands of Allah is tied, Allah is stingy. Why? Because there's people that are dying of hunger and starvation. Why is it Allah providing for them?
What we're failing to realize they have a test of patience, we have a test of gratitude. Our test of gratitude comes in how much effort we put into using the blessings Allah has given us to please Allah and help his creation and making the world a better place. And that is what the test of gratitude is. And it is so much more difficult than the test of patience, patience, you have nothing that you can do other than Be patient. But with the test of gratitude, you have a clear option to obey Allah or to disobey Allah. And the option of disobeying Allah comes so much easier. But that is why there's also so much more reward in being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So never, ever
justify your sin by God, or Allah made me do this. Or if Allah wanted to do that, he could have done that. This is foolishness. At the end of the day, we make our conscious decisions, and that is what we will be judged upon. We're not going to be judged upon something that Allah forced us to compelled us to do. We're judged upon
Do we have the ability to do and did alternate do that is when judgment is fair, that is when judgment is fair. Then they go on to say, we're cool Luna Mata has Eduardo in quantum saw the pain. That one is this great day of resurrection that you guys are talking about. Now again over here, they are fixated on the wrong question. They want to know when the Day of Judgment is, rather than what have I prepared for it? And that is why when the man came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says era Sula. When is the day of judgment, he asked his man, look, don't ask one that quiet. Don't ask that question. It's irrelevant as yourself, what have you prepared for
it? So rather than saying, When is this promise of a loved one to come? Ask yourself, what have I prepared for that day? instead? Ask the most appropriate question that needs to be asked. Right, don't divert from the subject at hand. And this is like a reoccurring theme that the logical arguments that the disbelievers bring forth, they can be very persuasive and they are in their nature very evasive, from the true nature of what is really required. And the believer always needs to bring you back to the most important thing, worshipping Allah following the messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doing good refraining from bad, right? That is like the simple equation
that the surah is telling us and all the Quran tells us right? That is what belief is based upon, then Allah subhana wa Tada, he now goes into how the Day of Judgment is going to take place. And I think this is what we're going to to stop for today, inshallah. So this is where my, my, my problem and conundrum lies that I have one halakhah left, and we have just under
about 35 is to go just about 35 is to go, that's going to be a lot of material to cover next week. So what I'm going to say is next week's halaqa just be prepared to go for like an hour and a half, right? This we try to keep it in an hour, next week, we'll probably go for an hour and a half, just so that we can complete the surah. And that would be from the you know, the the blessings of Allah that we were able to finish the surah I don't want to get literally like 10 hours away from conclusion. And then you know, we can't have the Holocaust anymore, because the question is going to be taking over. So next week, just be prepared to be here for an hour and a half inshallah. And we
might take a break in between because I know it gets very long, it gets very hard as well. I take that into consideration. But next weekend, so that's what we're probably going to do, because we have about 35 is to go inshallah till we finish the document, okay, the masala cinema article in the Vienna Mohammed while he was talking, he was set up, I will address your questions, if anyone has questions that weren't
adequate enough to get to
know the diversity. So the college will come later that says
yes, this is from what we learn from young age, you do not want to say this is everything you say? Somebody in the morning and everything they say is like prediction. They say you had all kinds of creatures, including snakes when you say that it's a sort of progression against the attractive snake. All right.
So the general rule is that it's not true until it's proven to be true. So now you will realize something is true either one of two ways. So one is completely factual and it applies to everyone. And that is when Allah subhanaw taala and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Say something. So for example, you know, whoever recites the verses of circle calf will be protected from the jug, right? That we know to be true because Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger solo said them said so other things we find out due to our own experiences. So I'll give you an example. Like each and every one of us will have our own personal relationship with the Quran, particular verses when we
recite them particular sewers, when you recite them, they resonate better with us than they do with other people. So my own personal experience, when I'm going through a hardship, and if if I recite alumnus, Allah, like I said, Doc, that sooner, I find that my day becomes very easy. I don't know if it's just psychological. It's a placebo effect. Or maybe that there's just a lot of blessing and Baraka in that Shula. But for me to say that, hey, whoever recites I'm not sure his life is going to become easy. I can't say that I can just share this has been my personal experience. And I think a lot of the stories of the past, that's what happened, where people had these experiences where snake
is about to sit to bite them, and they recite this verse, and all of a sudden, you know, the snake ran away. But what we don't know is what of the snake saw something more attractive and appealing than you, right? Maybe that was the case. And it was just a coincidence, we don't know. But the narrative stories out of goodwill, so anyone that tells me a story, I believe it is coming from a sincere place, but more often than not, it is misguided and we should never
claim it to be a fact, until the last final without notice messenger sallallahu Sallam said, So? Allahu tagada.
Any other questions? Go ahead.
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How do you reconcile?
So the general rule in the Arabic language is that you can restate something in a complete form, even if it's just the majority of the times. So meaning that there are exceptions to every rule, yet the rule is still present. So similarly over here, when Allah subhanaw taala says he has created everything in pairs, then the general rule is that everything will have a pair, yet there are it is that there are exceptions to that rule. And that is the way it should be understood. So nothing is absolute. The only absolute truth is Allah subhanho wa Taala. There are no exceptions to Allah subhanaw taala and that is how it should be understood. Allahu taala.
One last question before we conclude.
Going once going twice, thought federal concluded that subhanak alone will become the shadow on the island. so critical to be like, next week. Again, the haka will be after Sultan Asia, just a last announcement, the we have an event coming up called tug of war. It's a movie screening, by buena Muhammad, and it's a free event for the whole community. And the tickets are going very, very fast. Like because it's free, they're going very, very fast. And I wouldn't want the IC community to miss out on that. So if you are interested in attending it is on November 6, and you can RSVP for free on the icy website. Just fill out the information that is required. So please do that soon. So you're
able to attend because once it's filled up, we're not going to be opening up any more spaces, because we do have a very small room that only fits 300 people in Sharla. Does that come along later on. I'll see you guys next week. Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh