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Quran Tafsir/Explanation – Juz Amma
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah seydel ambia mursalin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ministered nabeshima de Loma de
semana that we are going to continue our study of the fourth ayah of Sultan azmin Charlene was washing hardness we did not get into the word analysis. We ask Allah is refuge from mean Shall we talked about shutter last time Shahada, the spark that comes out of flame that can burn you. Shadow means evil and specifically an evil that can cause you harm. harmful evil would be the worst shot. Then there's the word very interesting word and was blessing Hannah's. Now Allah did not say a shaytaan shaitan shodhana the description of which inshallah will come in when we get to that word and other places in the Quran has to do with being consumed with rage. That's what the word shaytaan
essentially has to do with being consumed with rage. And there's differences of opinion among Allah about the root origin of shaitan also isn't shouta or shodhana. The two ways of looking at it, but in this case, it was was was was an Arabic gets commonly translated as whisper was WESA with the Tamil booth at the end. Okay. The other word in Arabic for whisper is hermosa. hermosa so the first question to ask is what's the difference between saying hummus, you know, minute hammer has been shoving hammers and Honda's and what's worse? The word hammers is to whisper something, whether it be good or bad.
What's worse is only used in a negative context. That's the first difference. The second difference is the caladan luff if there's a if there's a repetition of syllables of a word inside a word, it actually rhetorically alludes to the repetition of the act itself. Ham is someone who whispers Moo was Swiss, someone who whispers and then whispers again and then whispers again and then whispers again, was was was was a similar words. For example, Zen Zilla
the earth shakes and shakes again then it checks again Zetas Allah. Okay, a series of mountains, one after the other sin sila, two syllables that are similar to describe continuity to describe repetition. So the first part of the root origin just the root letters of the word, Wes, Wes tells us that the act of whispering is taking place first of all for evil intent, and second of all, repeatedly, but then the one who whispers and this is the English translation, right? It says from the evil of the whisperer. The Arabic word whisperer would have been an West with that is in fact, the active participle and the translation will be whisperer, but Allah did not use the word molest
Swiss. And the infinitive form to whisper or whispering is Wes WESA with the Tamar Buta or with Wes, when I say this was what Hanukkah did I put on the well, a customer right? This was that's to whisper.
So we're not even asking a refuge from the whisper itself. When when you say Wes was with a Fatah, this is called Singleton mobila. Meaning the one who whispers a lot. The extreme whisperer, who is obsessed with whispering if he was just a whisper, he would have been more Swiss, more Swiss, but he is obsessive compulsive whisper, he is what's worse, he doesn't stop, he keeps going and going and going. Now the word itself had repetition because of its root. And now add to it further hyperbole, further strength because of the pattern from the self. So from the origin, that desert point of view, it's powerful, and repetitious. And on top of that, there's the self, the way it's spelled in
the Arabic language in the Quran. And this is a very, very powerful word to use to describe the action of a police. Now specifically, there's pretty much that this is referring to a police specifically police. Why specifically police first and foremost, because it's endless was you remember at the end of SoTL Falak was a woman Sheree has he didn't we didn't say aloha said if you say aloha selectively who will has it? But here is Allah Sua. So it's referring specifically first and foremost, to a belief now if it was just anyone who whispers it would have been min Sheree was worse in hundreds and there could be anybody. But this is very, very particularly a reference to at
least, this comes to this solves a philosophical problem that some people have, again, because of the scientific rationalism and other philosophical ideas that have entered into people's minds. It was even offered by some contemporary writers on the Quran that the beliefs of that time that guy died. All we have now are his followers, and his mission is continuing. When he asked a lot unlimited Iommi and give me time until the day they are raised. Allah gave him time not for him but for his mission. So he himself is dead. We don't accept this idea and the vast majority of venison melodrama, and there's no basis for it anyway. And if there wasn't any basis for it, then there's no
reason he should be alive at the time of the Prophet himself sallallahu Sallam so how can the issf tahuna who was
the ISS Do you take him
And his children, his followers, as guardians and friends besides myself, so Allah mentioned his children and he mentioned himself, which means he's still around. He's being he's offering his friendship still, and his children. So if you say, Oh, just as kids now are his following the ones who take took on his path, that's all this referring to. There's a refutation for that in the Koran. Anyway, plus, of course, the several narrations that deal with the subject. But anyway, now we come to again, the word was was and the the benefit of saying was was as opposed to saying was wasa. Munchausen was was
the worst one is the one that has the harm, right? The whisper itself is the one that carries the harm. So what's the benefit of saying from the evil of the whisper, as opposed to saying from the evil of the whispering of the whisper itself? What difference does it make Let's listen. Watch it needs to either be shuttling was was Elisa Charlene was was I forgot. Lidl Allah, Allah nlst either in the multicolumn in Quran Li Shu rudall was was our main condition was Swiss. So our one candidate was was an Olympic one. What it means is, the one who does the whispering can do more evil than just whisper.
He can do more evils and when we ask a loss protection from the evil of the one who engages in the act of whispering, and a lot of it, we're asking protection from the whispers and from other things he may do. If you just say for our laws or whatever to protect us from the whispering itself. If he tries to do anything else, we're not protected. But if you say the one who's doing whisper I want protection of evil of him. Everything he does whisper or not we got protection from so it's more comprehensive to say mean shoveling was worse than just to say Meanwhile, shovel was was a then a sofa, an adjective has been added. I'll harness this word came before in the Quran. When we were
studying fellow Cosima bill harness, same root origin harness, it was used to describe stars that seemed to the eye that they twinkle and then they disappear. It's like they take a step back, or stars that turnaround, right, it seems in the sky like they turned around, or they they took the beat or retreat. That's the word highness or even in the Hadith, we just read or the author of the Sahaba, that when you when he remembers Allah, then the shaitaan retreats, he takes a step back, that is Hanukkah, but the word isn't when Sharon was was in harness, harness, the one who steps back, Hannah's The one who keeps stepping back. And if you want to keep stepping back, it means you
keep stepping forward and you keep stepping back then you keep stepping forward, then you keep stepping back. You know what this means? That means he's constantly whispering where do we get that? In other words was and the more you remember a lot, the more What's he doing? Taking a step back and the moment he sees an opportunity, what does he do again, takes a step forward, and then you push him away, he steps back again. And you would think after several times of being pushed back, he would give up. But according to the word ohaneze tsikata Mobile Avaya doula Takara this board has like, you know in Arabic is a qobuz from hobas you know, who was his bread Havas? The guy who bakes
bread over and over and over again. He does it for a living. He doesn't stop. He didn't make one pita bread and he's done or whatnot and he's finished. He's gonna make dude, he's gonna do it for a living all the time. Someone who keeps giving gifts doesn't stop Wahab he bought a gift, what have the one who keeps giving gifts over and over and over and over again. Unless one of us names a lot Far, far, not just that he's forgiving. But he keeps forgiving over and over and over again. This is a repetition in the word. So we say hi, NASS. He keeps coming back. He keeps coming back. Remember I was saying to you before unofficially, he doesn't quit. The word we know when he doesn't quit. But
he does take a retreat is the word kindness. So his offense is unless was his defense is 100. He's got we got both sides of the picture of Iblees. Inside these two words, when Sharon was was he was
here also we should mention something. The contrast. The Sula began with us expressing our humility, and we ask protection from the one who is the most arrogant. So our humility is being contrasted with the arrogance of a police. The other thing that's important to note here is remember we said the summary of Quran to accept yourself a slave. Now listen to this amazing idea about protecting yourself from nibblies Allah says inadi baddie lays Haleakala him himself.
In a body lay Salah, Carlene Sultan, no doubt about it. My slaves, the ones who accept themselves as my slaves, you will have no authority over them. Your authority will die from the moment they accept my slavery. What was the first thing we said in this surah called to be a robber?
And if he's robbed in Cana Robin falaknuma. What are we then? We're very bad.
We become slaves. If you truly accept the law, slavery that are in and of itself is a protection from Shetland to act as a slave to live as a slave is a protection of Shetland. If you notice that people nowadays, you know, the issue of possession the issue of psychological problems, depression, this and that, this does not happen to people that truly availa you that happens, we will party all the time, the blasting music in the car all the time, you know, they're just, you know, living it up or whatever, and they don't care what they look at, they don't care how to clean themselves. You know, even though this is not, it's not like a life and death issue. But it's an important issue in
the dean to clean yourself properly to have to Haha, you know, and one of the people you know, they don't, they don't clean themselves probably have to go to the bathroom, they have nudges on their clothes, they come and mix the line the machine, I'm not gonna go as far as saying it's covered, but you're inviting Shelton, open invitation, not just vacancy, free rent. Come on in, you know. And we have these kinds of problems in our community. You know, our children, we don't teach them we don't teach them these simple things. And cello, tala, when it comes to the sacred and things like that we'll probably have, I'll have to do a long session on precautions that we have to do. But one of
the easiest precautions is not just cleansing of the heart, but even cleansing of the body. We're supposed to be in a state of will there's a reason the Messenger of Allah so I sat down before he went to sleep, he would recite this and he would also be in a state of will do, he would be in a state of will do so reciting these solos was a spiritual cleansing, and the physical cleansing comes from the elegance. shaytaan You know, our kids, we don't think twice if they're standing up in urinating, you know, massage, you look at the bathrooms go across the country and massage. I mean, airports have cleaner bathrooms, and that's saying a lot. Not saying a lot. You know, our kids don't
know we don't tell them the importance of these things. And then when they are you know, they're they're obsessively like they're constantly constantly angry. And as soon as there's some mention of Quran or Islam, they get irritated and they run away. That's that's a good sign that sign a shirt on right there. shaitan gets irritated when Ally's remembered. He gets irritated when the lies remembered. Not just you know, I don't want to hear it. Can we put it can we turn it off? You ever dealt with people like that? You know, they can't even listen to recitation of Quran it hurts. It hurts. So Pamela, we have to be you have to be really cautious about this a tangent, but nonetheless
inshallah when the time comes, we will deal with it in greater detail. Now the beautiful I love the US visa visa lewdness. The Coronavirus was he already mentioned was was now he's repeating it another us reissue The one who continually whispers and will continue to whisper was was isn't isn't and isn't he? I don't know another one. It mentioned it alludes to something that's there. That's what he is, you know, when someone says For example, I'm a teacher, you know what that means? I that's what I do. That's why I am he's been identified as
has been. But Allah says he lives up to that title to is one thing to call yourself that to earn that title to have that title is another to earn it by actually doing it constantly. Now, the modalidad form the present tense form, what it tells us is, not only is he known for being that he is he is doing it now and he will continue to do it. Because the word melodic, the present tense form in Arabic includes the future, he is doing it and he will do it, you better be ready, you better be mentally prepared that he's never going to stop. You're never going to have you're never have gonna live a time where you don't have to ask for less protection from his Westwater. But then
Allah added something remarkable. He said, faesal dude in us, not just fitness, or Linda's or Elena's he whispers to the people. He was, you know, into the people but in the chests of the people. The word sudden, according to Abdullah when Killarney in his famous mortality Falcon, Koran, he's a southern his wife, McCann. So there is a place called is a thing called Lucia one called wushi. It's something but Southern is a place. Allah did not say in the ayah. he whispers and retreats and constantly does so for evil in the hearts of people. He didn't use the word hearts what Where did he use the chests, the chests, there's a difference between saying he whispers in the
hearts and he whispers in the chest. The imagery if you want to put it in the form of an image to help you understand it. Think of it like this. The heart is like a castle.
And around the castle, there's some open real estate. There's a yard there's a front yard, side yard, backyard, open real estate, and all of this real estate and the heart is inside your chest. Allah said he gave him access to the chest but not access to what? Not the heart so he's in the front yard or he's in the backyard. He's all around but he's not where yet. He's not in the heart. The heart is locked. doors locked, and the only one who has the keys to that door is who
If you open that door he's waiting. He's constantly there us wishing for useful door in US hoping one day he can enter the cold. But if you let him in the cold what's gonna happen then if you don't let him in the club you can say stay either and he'll stay outside. He won't disappear. It'll take a step back and be quiet for a few seconds. maybe find a couple hours later come back to you again. But if you let him in what happens
Let me tell you the contrast. People who have among people who have human you know what's beautiful to them, face itself remembering the light itself. When I came to La Habra, la Kamali man was a Yahoo fee. Hulu become a lot of beautiful demand for you and he actually made it beloved to you and he beautified it inside your hearts. You find beauty in a man, you find beauty in this belief. Now imagine what happens when Shannon makes his way in what's gonna happen. You're gonna find beauty in your mind anymore. No, you'll find beauty in something else. So Allah says was a and Allah Masha. Allah when shaitan makes his way into your heart, evil deeds start looking beautiful. They start
looking tempting, they start looking good. If the remembrance of Allah is in your heart evil deeds will look ugly. They will work in a kumoko for one for so called.
Alignment me disbelief and corruption and disobedience. Disgusting to you. If you have your mind and your heart those things look disgusting. You're not even tempted. You could drive by a club and say a soffit Ilana hola La quwata illa Allah would have faced it what a What a waste of humanity.
What a disgrace to the son of Adam, and he was honoured with such intellect and what worse life than animals they live, you would spit at it. But if shaitan made his way, his way in your life, just pull over for a little while.
Now it's starting to look beautiful. This is the difference between the one who's let him in and the one who hasn't let him in. Where do we stand when we see something evil? Are we tempted by it? Are we disgusted by it tells us how much we're remembering a lot what the state of your mind is. If your mind is beautified disbelief gopher corruption will look evil and if Shantanu has finally found an entrance than the other way around, so Allah gave is the mercy of Allah He gave him access to the chest but not access to the heart. That is our responsibility. That is our responsibility. Mila gives us the ability to protect our hearts minute agenda t when NASA last ayah it seems like it's a
very simple idea. But there's actually quite a few complications that are talked about in this if First of all, there's the minor issue of the mental health. Allah mentioned June 1 and second in another place in the Quran. When it came to Shelton he meant he mentioned human beings first engine second, Allah azza wa jal says workers Alexandre nikolina Bina do one shell Tina lincy one Jen. So in the other place when should have been were mentioned human shell teen human devils were mentioned first and Jin devils were mentioned second, but in this case genda first ns Second, the context of the ayah the the previous IRA human beings are mentioned first is talking about enemies of profits
and the animosity against the profits from the get go is engaged in by human beings first. They're the ones who outright go out against the Messenger of Allah, so I sell them.
But when it comes, generally speaking, because the context of this one is not animosity against profits, it's the West was a whisper who is better at whisper the human being or the jinn, who takes the primary role, the Djinn also the West facade of the jinn, who will also comment Who will it is it is original. In other words, if a human being is whispering something evil to you, it may or may not be his original idea he may self have plagiarized from a Shetland from a gym to begin with. But when a gin does was was a it is his own, its original. So the sources mentioned first minute agenda and then the secondary witness. And here we learned something else, vehicles shaitan uses vehicles,
this bill agenda can be his take them and also what that means is Sheltie Iblees, uses gins and uses people to conduct his West facade. He uses them to conduct his was facade so you know that was facade shaitan can come to you through your best friend. You hear his voice on the phone. You don't hear at least his voice. But you know what he's at that point is a puppet for at least. And he especially does this with kofod not as much Muslims but especially with kofod young man is going to college, trying to guard his his his shame. He's a good looking guy. You know, he decides, man, these girls give me too much attention. I gotta grow a beard because you grow a beard automatic girl
determined, right? So he grows a beard too. And by the way, I know I'm not gonna pass a fatwa on beard. But I tell the younger guys, if you're going to college, grow beard, it'll save you from a lot of trouble is going to look in the mirror. Say I'm going to go to a party looking like that. I look like I'm trying to imitate Allah's Messenger. Then I'm going to go to the party, you'll be ashamed of yourself, you won't be able to go. So protect yourself grow beard. It's like I'm not giving you a fatwa. This is psychological deterrent. You know. So anyways, this guy is growing a beard. He's trying to protect himself. He keeps his eyes low. shaitan doesn't come to him. You know
what he does? He goes to this non Muslim girl. And so they go talk to him.
So she comes over, did you do the assignment from last week? And it's in question, because I think you're really smart. Oh, now it's starting to get a little dangerous. He'll come to him for and now what if he started giving it some thought. Then he opened the door. Now he comes to him. You see that?
He'll come he'll use people like puppets to give us ideas and use people like puppets. And now he doesn't even have to use people. Now he's got websites and TV channels that do it for him. He's got his work on DVD. You know, it just doesn't get automated. He's, you know, he could kick back and relax and watch even though he doesn't ever kick back, like we said, but we've facilitated this job for him through modern, you know, mass media. mass media can be used for great things, but for the most part, it's being used for evil things, you know, for evil things. So this is, you know, Munchausen was suasana amelogenin evenness, rather, they could be from the jinn. And they could also
be from the people but the sources I was was and then these guys these are being used, so they're in a secondary position. The complication is that the word ness to help you with this next complication, this is a minority opinion, nonetheless a legitimate scholarly opinion because it comes from Alfa Rahim Allah, very powerful because he's one of the great Arab linguists.
In the Quran, Allah uses the word nefa. nefer is usually used for a group of people
who hear Allah and now Houston I don't mean Elgin, he used the word nefer and says a group of people from among the jinn nefer typically in literature is not used for gender it's used for who human beings, but in the iron was used for jinn. Another word, the word vigil
is used men obviously people are jinn it's people, but we find a knocker on one now who cannot luminol Genie here una bella gentlemen, gentlemen in Sierra Luna biryani mineral Genie, there used to be men from among the human beings who sought refuge with men from among the jinn. So now Rizal is being used for human beings and also for gin. But the string is just is actually a hadith or an author narration reported by Balawi where they have a report meeting a group of people that were very strange looking so they said, Oh, Who are you guys? But what nation you come from? So they said una soo min Elgin really interesting language. They said we are people from the gym. But what where
did they use for themselves the plural of NASS, when us when asked me in Elgin. Now, to help you understand this in English. A group of scholars in minority say that the last phrase mean originality when NASS is actually an explanation of the word NASS in the previous ayah and let the USB Sufi saluting NASS, that last word NASS. Those NAS can be from the people or from the jinn. Now, this sounds confusing, those who whisper in the hearts of people, the hearts of people, those people may be from human beings and the people maybe from the jinn, the traditional explanation, the majority explanation is the one who whispers can be from the jinn and the one who whispers can also
be from the human beings, but they're saying no, in addition, this could also mean the one who is whispered to the one whose chest is entered can be a jinn and the one who's just presented is can also be a human being because they're saying the word NASS can be used to refer comprehensively to aging also. So this is this is a protection not only for believing human beings, but it's also protection for believers from among the jinn. That's what what's the solution, it's a minority opinion. But nonetheless, it has come up in conversation among several scholars, some actually commented and added something interesting to this discussion. He said, that last word, NUS and let
us be Sufi so do the NASS is missing a year at the end. You know, the Quran says Yamato de la ilaha nakoda with a customer. But the actual word is diary with a Yeah, at the end, it gets admitted. So he's saying unless he was really Sophie's sudo Rena see the one who whispers in the chest of the forgetful one. If you add a Yeah, the meaning becomes the forgetful one. And in Arabic morphology, you can omit the Yeah, so he's saying that last time the word Nasser the second last time NASS was used, it's referring to one who's forgetful and the forgetful one can be from the human beings and the one can also be from the jinn. So that's the minority position that is talked about in regards
to this ayah. Now we finally come to the conclusion of this surah.
This surah is connected to two things to silence on the one hand is connected deeply with social fabric. We talked about that in the beginning. But it's also deeply connected with social Fatiha
deeply connected with the fact that it's actually the first thing that connects them is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whenever he would recite saltiness like finished with iron, what will you do immediately recite Al Fatiha now the one of the wisdoms of that practice of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is that it teaches us there is no end to studying Quran.
You You wouldn't have finished the book No, you just got started again. Right? It just it's continual. There's no end. That's one. Then we learn some other thematic as far as the themes of the two solos are powerful.
connections between them.
In fact, how we ask for help is Tiana yakka mystery, we ask for help. This is a solo str one letter difference Tiana is the other there we ask for help here we ask for protection. You ever heard of positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement? There we ask for help for accomplishing the task. Here we're asking for protection from people who are trying to keep us from accomplishing that task. So we're asking for defense here and offense there. You can say in simple terms, it's the arena is the either that's one thing that connects them. Then of course the three names of Allah subhanho wa Taala that are mentioned in this order, will be Robin NASS al hamdu Lillahi
Rabbil alameen. Malika Nast, what do you find in Fatiha Maliki ami de? You say Allah hiddenness the one who was to be worshipped and obeyed What do we say? In fact they have yaka Naboo so there is correlation between what Allah says about himself in the Fatiha and what he says about himself in saltiness. Some have even gone deeper in their literary analysis and said, You know how Allah mentioned a rough manual Rahim in the Quran, Rama he mentioned his mercy, but he did not mention mercy in in sort of pseudo ness, it is because certain Fatiha begins with a positive word. So the theme overall is more positive. But fat subtleness begins with something negative we are also
seeking refuge seeking protection, obviously from something negative, so less positive words are used. So hon Allah says even parently like liquid nicotine within Seok as they say in Arabic, for every word, there's a proper context. Then going further. There's reciprocity. Remember, you know, sometimes what Allah does is he'll begin with a subject, subject a and go into subject B. And to finish it off in another place, he'll start with B and end with a, which is kind of like what happens here, this surah this sort of began with asking for help asking for protection. And Fatiha ends with asking for help. The conclusion of it is a dinner Serato Mr. team, and the rest of it is
really one large sentence. So here we begin with asking there we end with asking, so there's this reciprocal relationship. Another remarkable thing is the parallel between the singular and the plural.
Although the verb used for us in this sorta is singular,
but the verb used for us and the fact that how was plural, we say iaca, not Abu, but nabooda. So there's this balance between singular and plural also. And there's a reason for it. The things we asked for in the Fatiha are really collective Guide us to the straight path, we as a whole as an oma need help. And we don't want to fall into the cracks of the other omen of either him and abandoning. So the entire discussion was in collective terms, but when it comes to the west versus shaitan is that a collective thing or individual thing? That's individuals. So here the surah is individual and the theme is individual there, the theme was collective and the verb usage was also collective
SubhanAllah. Then the other remarkable thing is there are two possible sources of evil influence and sultanas. I know that was one size one but two sources or two, or the way it gets to you is to Amina Gina Menendez, it could come to you from gender or it could come to you from human beings. So two negative influences, if you will.
And in fact, how Allah also mentioned Watch out for two negative influences and moldoveanu him and a bonding to negative influences here to if you could, if you want to put it more comprehensively to individual negative influences here and to collective negative influences their national negative influences, I don't know why they haven't been, but individual negative influences are I was watching Conde Nast manager. Now oneness, those are the individualized negative influences, then even from a structural point of view, there is coherence in them Fatiha is divided into two halves, to very clear halves. You know, what the two halves are, you know, when we get to the middle, if it
has, he cannot, he can assign that ayah the first part of that is ear canal Budo
everything that came before he aka Naboo is related to Iraq and Abu
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen urashima Rahim Maliki Ahmed Deen if you study those things, the only conclusion left is iaca Naboo. If you study the rest of the Fatiha in Asana, insalata, di Natale
all of that is the seed of one phrase he is dying. We ask Allah for help, what help guidance to keep us away from this path, keep him away from that path, put us on the street, etc etc. So half of it is for ear canal Voodoo and the other half is for ear can assign two equal halves. So the nurse has its own unique halves. One half almost as big as the other half almost as many as three either about the one you're seeking protection of three or the one you're seeking protection from Robin smelly keenness in our industry. And then who are you seeking protection from another USP Sophie Salinas. Actually Michelle was watching us live he was a Sufi, so do
nazmiyal genetti oneness three and three, so they're both divided into two very distinguishable halves on a lot. But the most important part, which I'm going to conclude with, it'll take me 10 minutes or less than Sharla is this.
Allah told us to seek refuge whenever we recite Quran. The Quran also ends with the telling the human beings to seek refuge and primarily from who the ultimate enemy the the most jealous of us, a shaitan
and the reason we are on the earth to begin with, originates from a wasp associaton
the wasp associaton goddess here to begin with, and the entire struggle against human beings and the 13 that struggle that exists to this day. The battle between Kufa and Islam that exists to this day starts with a West facade of shape and it starts with the West was I gave them ideas and that's where this this conflict this war began. Now
we learn some things about this was fossa. I'm going to share with you a passage By the way, the story of Adam alayhis salaam is so important it's mentioned in the Quran, seven different places, seven different places you find it in Baccarat you find it in our off, right you find it you'll find it in a slot and you have to find it in Baja and Saad also, over and over again. mentioned of the same story over and over there's a reason is very important reason, especially the dialogue of a police but one of those dialogues I want your attention on inshallah, because it ties everything together. It ties Fatiha and NASS together does it ties the whole Quran together now listen
And Livni in Iommi, Rasul Allah in the communal marine he said give me time until they are raised he said you have been given your from those who have been given time to wait meaning you've been given a deadline you can do what you need to do. Kala FIBA Fatima was white and he he said because of what you because of the way you got me expelled the uncle Odin Nana whom sirata can you muster team? I will sit for them waiting where on your straight path which would I mentioned is the straight path. Father.
We're asking a lot of practice protect us from Iblees because he is on a mission to get us off the path mentioned in Fatiha fatty has a straight path and he hates the straight path he wants us off of it. Then in the same passage, when you do a thorough homeshare Corinne axon rather shaqiri and you will not find most of them grateful. Where did it all begin? He at least said you won't find them to be ungrateful. And a lot of first thing he teaches us and hold on is what hamdulillah to be grateful. 100 includes sugar and thunder. And he says you won't find most of them truly grateful. Then in the same passage for waswas, Allah Houma was was a same word again, the same passage in
Iraq. He was the one who made was was a two as an ally enter both of the both of our parents and then the journey begins. The problem begins, but I wanted your attention on when we asked a loss protection from the wasp associaton Is there some of all of his different whispers? Is there one in particular that stands out that we should be most afraid of most careful of? I argue this because we are living in times where we are least careful of this one. What is it? Listen for was was Allahumma shaytaan liuba de la Houma Maria and her mom and so to him.
He whispered to both of them, both of who our parents are the hammer set up, so he may expose to them, that which was covered from their clothes.
He whispered to both of them leading to that which is shameless.
To this day. What is the greatest source of fun to create fascia in society?
In Nehemiah Murakami suey,
you know when you say Sue evil fascia is included, when you say Allah says shaitaan will command you to evil, evil includes shamelessness. But Allah said no, you have to be so careful. I will mention it separately. Evil especially shamelessness in my little camera suey. What is actually this is worshiping will get you there is worshiping just a text message. It's not a big deal.
It's not a big deal. You know, I'm just calling. Yeah, I'm just going to lunch sometime cleaning dinner. Just lunch is just lunch now. Sean's got his old Project Map laid out for you. And this is just one part of the project. And they're giving each other high fives because you're just going to lunch.
Or we're just talking. Or I'm concerned from giving dollar that's a good one I've heard recently. I'm giving dollar to her as a pretty good one. Right?
Should I will come to you, those of you that are married. Your wife will start looking ugly. And the Secretary of workers start looking beautiful. I'll get you
here when you come home wife will say How was your day? I don't want to talk about it. You go to the office, the Secretary how's your day? Let me tell you,
you know, give her an s&s
What is this? This fascia? It's subtle. It's subconscious sometimes even, but he'll get you. If you're not watching carefully. If you're not listening carefully to this Westwater, you're not, you know, asking a letter protect you. He will get you like that and of all of the fears that Ally's messenger had against us that the fears that he would he would have he was afraid for this oma things will happen. He was not afraid of rulers coming over as armies attacking us, people slaughtering us. What was that? What did he What did he fear as Russia? He feared shamelessness, he feared shamelessness. And my my, the bigger problem to me is not even our shamelessness. It's the
lack of shame we're giving our children
they're watching like Disney garbage and like, you know what, what used to be PG you know what used to be pG 13 is now PG. You know, the ratings are going down. It's becoming more and more shameless. And Marcus was watching it. Girls walk walking into Islamic school with Miley Cyrus bookbags. You know,
for God's sake, seriously, our older below him in the shade. Hello, Jim. He's got us. He got us, you know, really good. And if you tell someone really, brother, I think I don't think we should be mixing like this. I don't think this is how you do a wedding. I think we should separate the two genders.
Because really, we're inviting shaitan as also an uninvited guest. Might as well print a business printed invitation card for him to if you're going to do it like that. And people say don't be critical being extreme.
You'll be interesting and and also they'll you know what else they'll say? They'll say, listen, are you saying that just because I'm you know talking to a sister that necessarily [???]load is going to come and get me? Yeah, that's what I'm saying.
No, no, I'm not that desperate. The guy will say I'm not that desperate. Listen, I'm a guy too.
We know what goes on in our head. We know how shaitaan comes and attacks, he never stops. He never stops ever.
So if you're going to come and tell me, no, it doesn't affect me, you are lying to me and yourself. You're not just lying to me.
He will get us with this attack. The final thing I want to share with you about this beautiful surah is the Quran begins with da
da da Silva. First of all, it began with da the Quran ends with da
it's also asking Allah to enter ourselves into his protection. The beginning and ending is the beginning of Quran you seek Allah's protection from shadecloth emphasizing definition one, and at the end, you seek Allah's protection, that path that we need to walk on, on the you know, the straight path that Allah has gifted us with the greatest enemy to that path is at least himself, and he will try to get us off of it any way he can. If he can't get you intellectually, he will get you psychologically, if not, psychologically, he'll get you emotionally, he'll get you like spiritual, he gets you some way. He'll find some way. He's all he's always doing research. He's doing a PhD
paper just on you, and what you mess up with, and he knows what you're every time you make a mistake. He knows what you tend to usually fall into sin, and he'll make sure you fall into those traps over and over again. The Quran begins and ends with, don't underestimate the power of God. In conclusion, I wanted this The sooner the verse of the sutra is done well hamdulillah and so is the study of just Allah. And at this point, I just wanted to share with you some thoughts, inshallah, Thailand and I'm done. And that is this, the series began about a little over a year ago in Maryland, I decided to do a detailed study of JSON LD for myself and just share what I'm studying
with folks on a weekly basis. And we, you know, started recording these we started putting podcasts online, a lot of people are actually listening, that are going to be listening to this in the future, the recording itself.
I didn't realize what an impact is had, I really didn't realize there are over 2000, well over 2000 subscribers on iTunes. And I just came from Albany, I met four or five brothers that are in a study circle. They're like transcribing the whole lecture series, I met a group of sisters in California, there's a bunch of there's a sister in Bangladesh who is translating the whole thing into Bangla or something ridiculous, I didn't realize how much benefit this would have, but at the same time that scares me. So what I want to share with you is the following the intention inshallah Allah between myself and my colleague, Shahab Nasir is to finish a study like this one, have the entire Quran and
make it available in the form of an audio library for people to benefit from, of course, we're human beings and mistakes will be made. And I don't I don't consider myself beyond that. And I really do think already in what I've covered, some how to life I go back to it, probably I will find things that I could have said better, or I would want to take out or want to edit and I will start that process myself as well. But then what is it that compels me to do this to begin with? To me personally, my own conviction is that the moral, spiritual, intellectual and psychological decline of the Muslims is because of a lack of connection with the Quran.
We're not connected to the Quran. We're supposed to be connected with the Quran in our Salah.
We're supposed to be connected with the Quran in ourselves.
Every time you make salad, you should be refreshed morally, spiritually, intellectually, psychologically, you're supposed to be revived. Even your conviction should be revived that this is a last word. And this is what he wants me to do when we're disconnected from the Quran. Now, also I realized more and more we have become a people not of reading but of listening. And in recent times, if you look at the last 5060 years, the Muslims, even religious Muslims that studied the Quran, the, you know, there's Allah, Allah and there's the students of knowledge, they study the books, but the vast majority of people you know what they do? They listen to us, they listen to a halaqa they
people listen to the for example, the lectures of Moshe Fotolia Sha, Allah, I'm not a mean Rahim Allah. Right? People listen to the tuxedo chef Kish in the Arab world, Rahim Allah. Dr. Ahmed, you know, of the Mohammed chef, he used to be on the radio in Pakistan. People should listen to us they've seen far more people are listening than our reading. Of course, this is the work of Dr. Fred Hashmi. May Allah reward her and protect her, you know, and her students, word by word analysis, of course, is not a joke. It's a lot of work, you know? But you know what, in the English language thus far, if somebody takes Shahada today and says, I want to learn about the Quran in depth, now, if
they were Arab, they could just pop in a little genre where they can listen to their driving to work and they're listening to those of Quran. Right? They're there, they're traveling and they're listening, they're sitting at home mom's cooking at home, and she's listening to it to see if it's possible it is possible in Arabic probably in other languages to but which language is not possible in right now? Not comprehensively anyway, not in English, and I feel the most need is in English. The most need is in English to have a comprehensive study of the Quran and inshallah tada if I'm nowhere near a scholar. So I'm hoping that a real scholar listens to some of this and says, What is
this joker doing? Let me tell them I was really done. And they actually do a write series but until that happens, I feel compelled. Until that happens, something has to be done, something needs to be out there and inshallah tada we we better and better ourselves and we get more people involved. At this point, I'm very grateful that I've got Jacob de Nasir involved in between my original pen was my own project for seven years, but since we're splitting the most half between myself and he is going to inshallah be half that time, if not a little over, but at least half the time. inshallah Tada, he, by the way, I'm going to take a month off, I need to take a take a break. But mostly
because I'll be studying another sutra, separate from this series, I'll be studying Soto Raman extensively because of a series I'm starting inshallah Tada. But in the meantime, those of you that are watching, and those of you that are listening and downloading, and those of you that are attending live, shirehampton Nasir will be continuing this series from just about UK. And he's already started actually, last week, he does it in colleyville mustard and the recordings will also be posted on our site, and shout out on the podcast section. So you can get to get a hand of those to Bismillah eventually, when we're both done with the entire must have will take each other's load.
So whatever he covered already, I'll cover it over again. And whatever I covered, he'll cover over again. So at least there'll be two libraries, being in LA by that time. But until then, just what I'm asking sincerely of you, is to make up for this project. You know, I really think it has in it material to serve as quality education for even Islamic schools. But you can derive from it curriculum for you know, halaqaat, youth halaqaat and things like that, you know, even if somebody wants to prepare for a hotbed, an emissary or something, you can take some of these those take something not the whole thing, but take some things out and be able to use it as an effective Hooda.
But most importantly, those of you that are listening and watching, the most important thing you can do for yourself is the following, study it, memorize that surah memorize the surah you're studying, and then recite that surah and Salah
is the most important the best thing you can do for yourself. Because automatically Sure, even if you don't know Arabic Now you spent three, four hours studying that surah you will remember something about it. When you're standing in front of a line Salah at least something will click something will go on something better than what's for dinner tonight. You know, or when is the man going to Riku or anyway something better than that will go on in your head shuffle. So the get benefit of the lectures but don't become passive about it was learned that we learn to recite properly memorize also and then try to understand the last book and inshallah tada the door to
obedience and actually implementing what we learned becomes easy for all of us. I pray that allows origin forgives the shortcomings I've had in this series and removes anything that I may have said that sounds good and true from your hearts and also pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala that if anyone benefits even a minute of these talks that I get the commission inshallah Tada. And so do my teachers and my family and you know, then all of us male include all of us from the best of the Muslims, who he said who the messenger promise hydrocarbon, the Andaman Khurana Lama, who the best of you are the ones who learn the Quran and teach it. So if we're not either we're learning or we're
teaching but we should be doing one of those two things so we can be from the best of the Muslims. May Allah azza wa jal bless this
gathering and protect the work of design especially protect our scholars and May Allah help us understand love and properly implement the book of Allah and love and follow the messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam. barakallahu li walakum Hakeem when he will he will fit with Hakeem was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.