Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into a deep discussion on what it actually means to be responsible for being witness to Humanity.
In the Qur’an, Surah Al Baqarah, Verses 142 – 143,
“The foolish among the people will say, “What has turned them away from their qiblah, which they used to face?” Say, “To Allah belongs the east and the west. He guides whom He wills to a straight path.”And thus we have made you a just community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you. And We did not make the qiblah which you used to face except that We might make evident who would follow the Messenger from who would turn back on his heels. And indeed, it is difficult except for those whom Allah has guided. And never would Allah have caused you to lose your faith. Indeed Allah is, to the people, Kind and Merciful.”
Allah SWT exposes in Surah Al Baqarah that there was a knowledgeable group among the Jewish community of Madinah that looked to this Messenger ﷺ and found that every single description that they were given about him in their books, so they came to the conclusion that in fact, this is the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. And at the same time they came to a very strange conclusion also that “no matter what we will not follow him, we will not accept him as a Messenger of Allah”. They actually start blaming Jibreel (AS) saying that he must have gone to the wrong address. so, Allah defends Jibreel (AS) in this Surah.
Now, a new Ummah is being inaugurated by two major things:
- The change of the Ka’bah.
- The instillation of the month of Ramadan.
These two things are identifying us as a distinct new nation completely separate from Bani Israel. How did these two events come into existence? Do listen intently.
What is the mean that we have become an Ummah and we share this responsibility?
The Messenger delivered the message to us and that message, in summary, is Allah’s book. His life mission was to deliver this book to the best of his ability and he did his job. He did his job to represent it’s teaching in our character, not only that but to be closer to Allah.
Two things that will ensure success in this world and the Hereafter:
- One thing is the promise of the Messenger ﷺ
- The second thing is the promise of Allah.
First, is the promise of the Messenger ﷺ it occurs in Bukhari -“The expert in the Quran is ranked among the highest angels”.
Allah’s promise to us is said to us three times which is to really be an Ummah is to be united and Allah says “hold on to Allah’s rope tightly”. That rope of Allah is the Qur’an. The more we are tied to the Qur’an, the more we are tied to each other and it’s the glue that bonds us.
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And in honor of circle Baccarat, many things can be said but I'll just very briefly share with you a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in describing to us the rank and the position of this beautiful surah he says liquidity Shea in Suriname was phenomenal for Anil Baqarah. Everything has a peak. The word Suriname is using the Arabic for the hump of a camel, the highest point of it. He says everything has a hump has a peak, and the peak of the Quran is Al Baqarah. Is this surah he says this because this surah contains in it everything that is mentioned everywhere else in the Quran. If you're looking for anything in the Quran, any subject matter, there is some point there's
some reference to it found in this remarkable surah that Allah revealed His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the place I want to share with you. A couple of buyouts that I want to talk to you about today belong to the very middle of the sewer. These are Iet numbers 142 and 143. And I'll try to focus my energies more on 100 and 43rd ayah. But a little bit of background is necessary. The Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam has moved to Medina. So this is another nice surah. Some considered one of the early Madani solos, he's moved to Medina, and now his audience on the lohani Sonam is different than which record of Arabia we're different. That's a different audience. And now he's
come into contact with a Christian and a Jewish community. More so there was interaction before this, but it was very indirect or very minimal. But now there's direct interaction with the Jewish and the Christian community, and in particular, the Jewish community a lot as the origin chose to address first, and you will find an interesting thing along address with the Christian community is found in the next era in Milan. And a long conversation with the Jewish community is found in Al Baqarah.
One of the fundamental reasons that the Jewish community of Arabia decided to reject Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam by and large, the reason they rejected him is that he didn't belong to the family.
He wasn't from the children of his heart. He was from the children of his married, so he wasn't from the chosen group. He wasn't quite one of them. And this was one of the fundament
Mental reasons for rejecting this messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Now you should know that when Allah azza wa jal revealed the Quran and he revealed his instructions and even the monastic the rituals of Islam to His Messenger sallallahu sallam, a lot of them are a continuation of what Allah gave to Musashi, Hassan.
A lot of what we follow is a continuation of the shehryar given to Musa alayhis salam.
And so as part of that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam early on, used to fast on the same days as the Jews. He used to pray in the same direction as the Jews did. He still even praying the same direction, and actually even claimed Ashura, the day of victory for Musa alayhis salam, as a day of fasting in celebration even for the Muslims. So there's a lot of parallel. Allah azza wa jal exposes its total Baccarat details, a knowledgeable group among the people of Medina, among the Jewish community, a knowledgeable people that have actually done their homework, and they looked into this messenger, and they found that he fits every single description that was given about him
in their books. So they came to a conclusion that this, in fact, is the Messenger of Allah, and at the same time, they came to a very strange conclusion also, that no matter what, we will not follow Him, no matter what, we will not accept him as a messenger, because we're kind of it's almost like saying, we're kind of mad at a lot we're mad at God, how come you sent it to the wrong address? So in this in this for Allah azzawajal does is you know, they started even blaming jabril Elisa, you know, that they started you know, gibreel He's the messenger so he must have got the wrong recipient because he should have come to one of ours. So Allah defensive rerelease Rahman Susan Baccarat, he
says when Corrado, when did you bring?
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and Kathleen, whoever becomes an enemy to any one of them. gibreel, Mika any of the messengers to a lot than they should know they become an enemy of Allah Himself. Allah comes to the aid of His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so Allah reminds the Jews if there's any ounce of sincerity left, listen, he's not from another family. You come from the same father Ibrahim. So the IRS of Baccarat start reminding the Jewish community of the legacy of Ibrahim alayhis. Salaam. When he said to his children, he asked him a question. It's very beautiful. The way a lot of places this in Alba kala, there is a conversation between Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his children. And he asked
him and this is the same question asked by jacoba salaam and
what was sabi However, he moved, he will listen to this ayah very carefully. Ibrahim alayhis salam left a will for his children. He gave them parting advice, and so did Yaqoob. In other words, Ibrahim elesa you know who that is? His son, his Hawk, and his hog son yaku. two generations of a difference. The grandfather long ago said something to his kids. And a generation later, that grandson is saying the same exact thing to his kids on his deathbed. The generational tradition is being continued in one eye or two generations, even three, right because it's the grandson. Now what did they say to their children? You have a Nia in Alaska, Fila Coumadin. My beloved children, it is
a lot he has chosen the religion for you find out in our own Muslim moon. Don't you dare die, except that your Muslims. Now listen to that. Who said this? Ibrahim said to his kids, don't you die except that you are Muslims? Yaakov alayhis salam, you want to know what his other name is? His other name is Islam in Yahoo's other name is Islam that comes in early. I'm Ron. It's like he loves being told my son is like he was telling his children. He's telling the sons of Islam.
He's telling them, Listen, Allah has chosen to Deen for you. Don't you dare die except that you are Muslims.
They're being reminded that this is not something new to you. This Islam is something your father gave you. And the father, his own grandfather started this tradition. Ibraheem alehissalaam Why are you what basis do you have left to reject? But now, the word the time for warnings is done? Allah azzawajal basically gave them an exhaustive argument and exhaustive argument, opportunity, after opportunity to come to the truth. And then it became clear that these people are no longer interested in the truth. Something else needs to be said. And that is that when he saw he were in the habit of causing pain to their messengers, they were in that habit. They didn't even spare the
one by who by alas permission, the one who helped them cross the water. They didn't even spare him. Even he says in the Quran Nima to Luna Why do you cause me
Even he says that somebody is like, why do you cause me pain? You know, they told him I thought that he's, you know, who's What do you take us as a joke? When he would bring instructions to them? He would say, Are you kidding? That's what they would say to him. This is their messenger. That's how they would talk to their, their messenger, the one that takes so much pride in, right. But now that we're done is about to close the doors. And to those who knew that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in fact, the final messenger. They knew. They knew they had that knowledge. But they still kind of said, But come on, he's still prays in the same direction as us. He's still fast on the same
days as we do. So I still kind of on our side.
What does he do? He changes the Qibla.
Allah changes the Qibla. And now the Muslims. So you see when the prophet Isaiah was had moved to Medina, before he moved, he used to pray to the Kaaba. But he used to pray in a way that the counterpart is in front of him and exercise in front of him. So they're lined up together. Even though his original instruction is to pray to Alexa. He still has the Father, the house built by his father, if Rahim are nice to them in front of him, when he goes to Medina, that's impossible. Because when he prays towards outside his back is to America. His back is to Makkah, so if he's going to pray towards Mecca, his back is going to be to Alexa. That's what's gonna happen. Allah
gives him the instruction to turn his back. And remarkably, you know, who's really offended by this? But he saw the Jews of Medina, hey,
the idiots from among the people are soon going to say no.
To him, what turned them away from their Qibla? What turned them away from their direction of prayer, and let the one they were committed to what happened? Well, you got to bring in a different direction. Now, here's the very simple question. If you believe that these Muslims are not on the truth, then whether they pray east west, north or south, what do you what do you care? What do you care? I mean, if you don't believe they're on the truth, and you shouldn't be offended, if they're bringing it all.
The fact that he got angry and they said, these fools, why are they bringing that direction? Something's up. They just expose themselves. They expose the knowledge that they held within my window
and allows us to them fully law how much Nicole Marie boo. Yeah, the mania Chateau de la salata, Mr. Kim, tell them, Allah owns the east and the west, and he guides whoever he wants to go straight path. Now when Allah says there's something beautiful inside these ions, when Allah says he guides whoever he wants to a straight path, the Muslims have just been guided towards that they realize the truth around the Kaaba. But you know, in it, there's a hint, there's a clue, if a lie is guiding us to that house to the karma. And that karma at that moment when this ayah came down, that karma was surrounded by idols. It was surrounded at that time by idols. When Allah says he will guide the
Muslims to a straight path, and he's just guided them to the Kaaba. He's already dropped a hint that I will send you back to Kaaba and you will be cleaning up that house. That will be that will be the completion of your guidance, because I'm guiding you back to that house. This became the capital of the oma, the capital of the oma is now one Mecca, the capital, the place we converge, our faces converge every few hours across this world. This became our capital. It's a symbol of us becoming a new oma and then a lot added another you know, salt on the wound, after these ions, what is he? What are the next Oh, by the way, Shadow Ramadan, and
the month of Ramadan is the one in which the Quran was revealed. That is the guidance for human who delena See, not just
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whoever witnesses the month from among you, we should fast on that month. So now the month of the following have stopped. So it's completely known that one Omar that had that status when he saw they had a status is gone. And now a new oma is being inaugurated by two things, two major things, one, the change of the Kaaba, and to the institute installation of the month of Ramadan, these two things are identifying us as a distinct new nation, completely separate from money slightly, completely separate from them. So panela how alone, you know, sets us apart. And as a statement of setting us apart he honored us with the following idea. Because now we're a new nation. We're a separate
nation. He says what gallica?
That is how we made you an oma what's often balanced, a balanced nation. A balanced a middle what's up sometimes in Arabic can even means the middle of something, you are the middle nation. It begs the question, what does that mean? What does it mean to be the middle nation? It's a very important thing for us to understand. There are two nations that Allah alludes to insult Al Fatiha as you know, when we are told to stay away from two paths that can go the wrong way. We are told to stay away from later in my movie, I lay him off
When not bonding, and I will give you one of the simplest explanations that inshallah you will remember and you will teach your children of what these two paths mean. Essentially, our Deen This truth is a combination of two things. It is a combination of two things. One, it is knowledge. It's good, sound, accurate knowledge, that is one. But just because you have knowledge is not enough. You must now take that knowledge and change your life. I'll call that action. There are two things in this Deen, you have to have knowledge and that knowledge must transform into action. These are the two fundamentals of religion. I mean, I'll give you a silly example just to make the point, get the
point across just because you know, fire burns, you know that it's not enough. Now you must act and not touch it. Right, it would be foolish to know something and still act in contradiction to what you know, now that you know the truth, you must act upon it. These are the two conditions of the proper commitment to this trade path. The past that we asked a lot for. Now, there are two kinds of problems. There's a person who knows a lot but doesn't act on it.
That's one problem. That's one but he knows a lot. He's got one of one half of the picture. He knows a lot, but he doesn't act on it. Here's another problem. There's a person who really wants to act wants to do good things. But you know what the problem is, he doesn't know much.
He doesn't know much. So he's doing things as best as imagination tells him. It's not really based on knowledge. So you two problems before you are either you have knowledge without action, or you have action. without knowledge, you've got two problems. Now if you pay attention to benissa, using the Christians that Allah talks about extensively in the Quran, the problem of the Israelites was they had a lot of knowledge. A lot testifies to their knowledge. They understood the book. Yeah, the foreigner who can buy a home, they even recognize their mess, this messenger Salallahu alaihe salam, like they would their own children. Man, if a kid starts crying in the back during the football,
you'll know that's mine, you will know. That's how well they recognize this messenger sallallahu sallam, Allah testifies to their knowledge. But that knowledge, unfortunately didn't transfer into action. What happens on the Christian side of things, a lot of talks about them, meaning well, doing good things. And yet, when it comes to even the most fundamentals of knowledge, the doors are closed, the doors to knowledge are closed. They're refusing to think refusing to want to learn. That becomes a problem. On the other end, we were made the middle nation, the nation that finds the balance between two sides, the side of action and the site, the site of knowledge and the site of
action. We're right down the middle. That's one of the many benefits of Allah calling us, the middle nation. Now, why were we made the middle nation you know, you would think this is a cause for celebration. We are finally made a middle nation. Yes, awesome. But Allah azza wa jal never gives an honor. He never gives a position except that he brings with it a lot of responsibility. So in the same is not even the next time you can't even finish this ayah without getting to the responsibility. And this is not just about the honor. What can I do john nakumatt and Masada is the honor, but I didn't stop at the honor. He didn't he piled on us the responsibility, the burden that
comes with being an oma. You can't just be an oma and say Alhamdulillah we're the oma Muslims. Allah made us No, that's not enough. That's not enough. And by the way, if that was enough, you would be just like bunnies.
That's enough for us. We don't need to take any responsibility because we already got the boarding pass agenda we're set. You know, that's not the case with us. What did Allah say, Lita, aku, Shahada, adonis, Lita, kulu, Shahada and a nurse. I've made you a middle nation. So you can be witnesses against all people.
You and I are having made a member of this oma. And our fundamental task as an oma is that we become witnesses against humanity. You know what that means that we carry Islam when we open our mouth, and we carry Islam with our character, the way we do business with people, the kinds of neighbors We are the way we cross the street, the way we talk back the way we deal with ignorance. We are constantly witnesses against humanity, that this is what a Muslim is, your co workers are going to the party, they're going to the bar, they're going to have a beer, and you're going to say no, and you're going to advise them against it to this is not good. I know you're not Muslim, but it's still not good for
you. I mean, I gave us the honor to be at the service of humanity. We don't just look out for the good of the old love, even look out for the good of humanity. That's what we're supposed to be. You are witnesses against people of what this truth is. But if you and I, if our Islam, if our dedication to Allah does not go beyond the four walls of this Masjid, if we are a different person outside and we're at
Different person in here. And you wouldn't recognize that person outside. You wouldn't know that the same guy. Really? He's Muslim. Oh my god Subhana Allah, you know, then that's it. This is a serious problem. Then we and by the way, what Shahada aliveness this concept that is so heavy in our Deen, you know what that means, on Judgement Day, people that were around us that had the opportunity to interact with us that saw us that were with us, our co workers, our friends, our neighbors, even our non Muslim family. All of them will testify on Judgement Day that this Muslim that was my friend, my coworker, my neighbor, I never saw a glimpse of Islam in him. He never brought it up. It's not my
They will have a case against us. Even though they have their own responsibility. We are supposed to be witnesses against them, because if we're not witnesses against them, they will be witnesses against us. It's either one or the other. We're going to court either way. Judgment date, we're going to court either way, but it's you we have to decide what which side we're going to stand on. And if this isn't bad enough, a lot so it's an adds another responsibility sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the messenger has mentioned he says why akula Sulu shahida and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be a witness against you.
The messenger will be a witness against you the ayah is not done. The is still not done. But I want to focus on this part of the eye. It's a very heavy part of the IR similar IR to have occurred in other places in the Quran.
One of the poets of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam among his companions was Hassan Abu sabot beautiful voice. He used to have a salad with habit recite poetry to fire the troops up when they would go on military expeditions. He loved his voice so much he calls him one time and he says Hassan recite Quran to me. And Hassan is shocked messenger of Allah. You want me to recite Quran to you, it was revealed to you and he says what I love to listen.
And so he starts reciting Quran he starts reciting Surah Nisa, the fourth surah
and he's reciting and the messengers enjoying the recitation and he gets to an ayah Okay, if I either Jeet Nam in Coolio let him be shahidan wodgina because Allah Hakuna shahida How will it be when we bring a witness against every nation, and we will bring you meaning Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we will bring you as a witness against these meaning the Muslims we will bring you as a witness against these. The messenger Allah he thought was Salam Hassan looks up, he looks at the messengers face. It is drenched in tears. And he's saying hospital casebook stop, I can't take any more. You have to start reciting Quran at that point. Why? Because of the weight of what it
means that the messenger believe we will be a witness against us. When you know what that means. That means the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam before he left this world. Before he his worldly life, that component of his life came to an end, he took a witness from all of us. Did I deliver the message that I do my job? And we all testified? As a Noma. Yes, a data miner. When a softer llama you gave you you you gave the trust, you passed it on the trust that was given to you pass it on. Now.
Then he says then the one who is here better delivered to the one who isn't here. You better be witnesses to humanity. And if we don't do this job, guess who's gonna be complaining about us on Judgement Day, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi salam, these people I left him a job. I gave a talk with this that they will do this job. And they knew this book and they didn't carry it. It didn't reflect in their personality, the mouth open but it never had the word of a law on it. It didn't have that on it. He has a one of the scariest places in the Quran. Allah azza wa jal talks about his messenger. He says wakawaka Sunni Arab inocle meta Hassan Khurana Majora, the messenger
will say on that day on my master, this nation of mine abandoned the Quran.
I want you to appreciate the weight of these words. So I'm going to skip a little bit and I'm going to go to the next ayah and share something with you. You know, the Qibla just change I told you right?
Is that I don't think anyone here would think this is a small event.
Billions of people on the earth for generations to come from that time till now we'll be praying in a different direction because of that one decision because of that one decision. And now look what Allah says. He says God Narada calabogie Kofi sama, fallen well, Leanna Qibla Tada.
Allah says to His Messenger sallallahu sallam, he says we saw your face turned to the sky. The messenger is in Medina. He is still praying towards his backers towards Makkah, and he misses the house that his father built. He it hurts him that he has to turn his back to the house built by Ibrahim Allison. It hurts his feelings, but he doesn't
complain to Allah, you know what he does? He looks at the sky. That's all he does. He just looks at the sky. And a lot of reveals the ayah we saw your face turning to the sky. Notice, you know loved ones among each other. When you go home, if somebody really loves you, your mother really loves you. Your wife really loves you sometimes. But you know, if, if there's a difference if there's an expression on your face, if there's an expression on your face, that's a little bit different. Your mother will say, something's wrong. What's going on? So nothing more nothing? Nothing. No, no, I know you. I know that face. I see it in your eyes. And you say I'm looking at the mirror. I see my
eyes. I don't see anything. What do you see? But that's the nature of someone who truly loves. The messenger didn't complain. The messenger didn't make law All he did was look at the sky and the eye is revealed. We saw your face turning to the sky for a new alien naked Latin, then for sure we swear by it. There is no doubt whatsoever that we are turning your face. We are turning you in a direction
that pleases you.
Allah is telling his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the Scribbler has changed so he could be happy. That's how much he loves his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and imagine that messenger who didn't even have to ask, compare this to Musa alayhis salaam, read Surah Taha read through the Shahada read them see how much time asks Allah, Allah, they've got a crime against me, they're gonna go kill me, give me Harun. My tongue won't move. He's got a list of complaints. He's got got a few problems where he goes back to Egypt. And Allah takes all of those complaints and addresses them, but with his messenger sallallahu is something different. He didn't even have to
open his mouth. He just looked up, and billions of people will play in a different direction. So this man sallallahu wasallam will be pleased. That's the relationship Allah has with his messenger. And if that messenger complaints against you and me, what what lawyer you and I are going to get, what case are we going to have? We have no case left. We have no case left. So when he says why akuna Rasulullah Alaykum shahida this job just became very serious. Well imagine Qibla Allah t kuntala. In La Nina Allah tala Sudha. And we didn't put the Qibla you were committed to meaning outside Jerusalem. We didn't keep you under Qibla. Except to see who would really follow the
It was a test of loyalty. You know how it was a test of loyalty. The Muslims in Medina were used to paying towards upside even before Islam. Now they have to turn it's a test of their loyalty. The Muslims that were in Macau were used to praying in one direction towards the Qibla. But when they came to Medina, they have to turn the back to the criminalized not just the Prophet that has to turn his back, his companions have to turn his back to, but now they didn't have to make a choice between what they've been doing their entire life. And following this man, some Allah. And Allah says, I put this in place. So I can test everybody, the Mahajan and the answer.
Alabama to be sued me man kalevala TV from the one who turns back on his heels. I just wanted to see who's loyal.
You know. And then, finally, as is so beautiful Omar kinda julio de Monaco, the who the Jews were so offended at the table of change. So they came up with taunts for the Muslims. So they came to the Muslims, and they said, hey, you've been praying in the wrong in the wrong direction all these years, huh? All those prayers, nothing counted.
Wrong direction. And some Muslims who didn't know any better even started worrying? Maybe he's right. Because you know, these were the rabbis of that time, just scholars of the time. So even if they're doing trash talk, it's coming from a reputable source. You would, you'd first assume maybe there's some weight to it. Maybe they're right. Oh my god, all those prayers didn't count. And so Allah says in the same kind of law, who knew the IE monocle. Allah would never waste and I'm going to translate here and I'm going to say Allah will never waste your prayers. Allah would never be one to waste your prayers. But actually, that's not what the Arabic says. The Arabic says Allah would
never waste your faith.
And there is a consensus among the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and a consensus among every scholar after on this word, a man in this ayah that this really man means prayers. He man usually means faith. But the question is a lot could have just said some a lot.
A lot could have said a level of wish your prayers, but he's had a lot won't waste your Eman. You know why? Because to Allah, your slots and your Iman are one in the same thing. There's no difference. When there's no slot. How can they be human?
There's one in the same to Allah. Well, not kind of law.
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certainly a lot is, especially when it comes to all people he's compassionate and merciful. Oof in Arabic is such a beautiful word. It means someone who knows what you're going through. Allah says he knows what you're going through.
He knows the troubles you have. You know, when you try to talk to somebody about your problems, the first thought that comes to your mind is man, he's not going to understand. He doesn't understand what I'm going through. A lot lets you know about himself that he is. Oof. If there's no one who knows what you're going through, he does. He's Oof. Rahim. What a beautiful conclusion to this house being inaugurated as an oma. But now I want to share with you a concluding message.
What does that mean that we've become an omen we shared this responsibility, it means many things. But I want to at least leave you with one action item, one thing,
the messenger delivered a message to us. And that message, in summary, is this book is the last book, he delivered that book he gave his his life mission was to deliver this book to the best of his ability, and he did his job, he finished his job. Now, if you and I are responsible, not only to deliver this book, but to represent its teachings in our character, not only that, but to be closer to Allah, what better way to get close to Allah, but by uttering the words that he himself gave you to utter. I can come up with a way to praise Allah on my own. But I will never be able to compete with how Allah praises himself. I can come up with my own way of asking a lover things, but I will
never teach myself a better way to ask them the way Allah asked me that told me to ask, asked like this, ask like this. If Allah has asked like this, like, you know, Adam alayhis salam is in deep trouble. He's been sat down to the earth, he got to ask for forgiveness. But alas, as he's so merciful, he says, otherwise, I might come up with his own way of asking for forgiveness. But also you know what, I'll give you the right words. For talakad. Martin, otherwise I was given words from his master photography, then he accepted his first thing you say this, and once you say this, I'll accept your dollar.
That's a large book. The bottom line I have to share with you today, one of the big differences between us and when you saw him, that they were nationalistic, that kept them from the truth.
Allah made this this guidance for humanity. You know what that means? When you when I say la ilaha illAllah. There is nothing between us stronger than that Kadima, it is thicker than blood, it is thicker than the color of my skin, it is thicker than the country of my origin, or the accent on my tongue, it is thicker than my The, the the origin of my ancestors. None of that is relevant. Now, what is relevant now is that you and I share La ilaha illa Allah, that is relevant now. That is this Omar. That's what that means. That that is what that means. And the way we keep that unity intact, and the way we keep that unity strong, Allah azza wa jal gave us a system by which we stand like a
unified army every few hours standing in a row, not by rank of age, or color. By but just by the law, you stand in one row and you don't get ahead of the other brother make straight lines. And you do what when you get united, you recite a last word. So if you and I stand in slot, and we don't understand the buzzword, we listened to the Quran being recited and we don't get it. It's not our fault. We're not Arabs. I'm not Arab, either. It's not our fault. The vast majority of this woman is not Arab. They're not Arab. So easy argument is, Hey, I'm not Arabs on my fault. That's why I don't know the Quran. That's why I listen to it. It sounds kind of nice. But you know, I don't know what
that means. I'll just read translation. Honestly, ask yourself this question. Who in the world is going to write a translation that will compete with a laws words? Who's gonna do that? Who's gonna translate the beauty, the perfection, the guidance, the strength, you know, the effect of laws words, these are laws, words, there's no alternative. There's no alternate. I'm trying to translate the IOD for you. But you got to taste that sweetness yourself.
Now, you when that comes to mind, and we all understand, we all understand that the learning of this language for the sake of being able to say to a lot, I didn't come to this language Yala. I didn't learn this language. So I can chitchat with the mom, sometimes, I didn't learn this language. So I can order a shell or the Moroccan restaurant, I learned this language. So when I make a lot, that I can talk to you
that you're talking to me that there's a conversation between us and that conversation. You know, when the Quran is in our hearts, and it's affecting us, and we're understanding it, then unity becomes easy. It becomes easy. You're already physically together. Now your hearts are together because they're unified by the same message. The right now, there's there's not the same message when we're standing in salaat. It's a tragedy. It's a catastrophe. We need to work on this. We need to work on this and I give you some historical backdrop backdrop, and I'm done.
I tell you, the greatest The greatest contributions to the study of the Arabic language was made by non Arabs. The greatest contributions. You know, the first compilation of Arabic grammar was made by a man named Cebu he he compiled Arabic
grammar as we study it today, non Arab, the greatest woofers who talked about the linguistic beauty and perfection of the Quran, were non Arabs. They were non Arabs. The vast majority of this Omar population wise is non Arabs. And the majority of scholarship of this is also non Arabs, just by Statistics. Some of our greatest scholars are sitting in places far from Arabia to this day. To this day, it is not in what Allah did is something remarkable. He took the Arabic language and instead of making it the language of a people, instead of making it the language of a people from a certain race, a certain background, he made it a language of his own of his book. So the messenger was asked
at one occasion what's in it, you know, who's an Arab? Who's in him, you would say all the people from Yemen, Sham Syria, Jordan, these are Arabs in the menorah who listen, Arabic, the Arab is just the language. So hey, bahrami, Kim comes from Rome. He's a Roman salamander and Farsi comes from Persia. Bananas, habashi is from ever senior.
But when they speak Arabic, and when they understand the Quran, by the prophets definition, they are Arabs, they are Arabs, and Islam didn't come this Arabic language. I'm emphasizing not so that we get rid of the languages we have. No, no, no, that's not our history. That's not our history, but it's the common second language of all Muslims. It's a fundamental of all Muslims, at least at the level that you can enjoy your salaat you can know what's going on between you and a buzzword at least that much then you ask yourself and the question comes to mind it's gonna be hard I can't do it. Too much. I tried one time and as soon as they talked about philosophy in Georgia, I was like no
the law when they legalize your own, I'm I can't I can't do this. I don't know I'm even better English grammar. How am I gonna do Arabic? You know, there's way too much work. Just keep two things in your mind. And I promise you, you will have success. I promise you. You can look me up if it doesn't work. Okay. two things. One thing is a promise of the messenger sallallahu sallam. And the second thing is a promise of Allah.
The first thing the promise of the messenger this occurs in body.
The messenger says Allah Hello, Bill Karani, ma saphira Akira Mel Baraka. The expert in the Quran is ranked among the highest angels, the experts. Now you and me. The expert is way up there among the highest Akiyama Bharara, these are the angels that record revelation, by the way, these are the top angels. And he says, When does he attack toffee,
toffee, G sharp, and one who reads the Quran and he stumbles in it.
He reads and he can't get their email their hurts his throat. And the GTS is off and he says calf and he says off and he says calf, and he says, He says aim and just start working for six months the aim is working on. It's just not working. he stumbles in it. Well, who I think he shot and it's very hard on him. Because it doesn't come easy for him. Know who john, he's got twice. The expert was ranked among the twice top angels and the one who's struggling this twice that is twice that. That's the prophets promise. So if you're having a hard time learning Arabic, congratulations, honestly.
Seriously, don't give it up. Because you're just it's you're just eating up the rewards. And here's the second promise. This promise is from Allah. He mentioned this promise three times. You know what call on repeat something multiple times. You know why? Because when someone needs to hear it more than once Allah says it more than once.
And maybe didn't hit the hit you the first time he says it again. Maybe he didn't use the second time he says it again. Just like your mother, do your homework. Do your homework. Do your homework.
Oh, you mean do my homework.
It takes a while. It takes a little while. What does he say? He says what are called
Wanaka Yes, sadhana encore analytical for Hellman.
We already made the Quran incredibly easy.
We have made the Quran incredibly easy now he didn't say what about the Quran? Is it memorization of the Quran? Is it that you read of the Quran? Is it the Tafseer of the Quran is is the language of the Quran? He didn't restrict it to any one of these things, which means what? Everything, everything about the Quran, who made easy not me, not you, not your teacher, not a curriculum, not a book. Allah made that easy, but then he put a condition on it. He said it's easy, but you only have one condition. When a conditional Khurana lives
if you have the intent of remembrance,
if you really want to remember a lot.
If you really really want to remember a law and you say to a law you gave this colossal I can remember you okay Miss salata, Lee decree Allah tomasa established prayer so you can remember me and if you really want to remember a lot
He deserves to be remembered. And that is your motivation for learning anything about Iran. If that's your motivation, then a laws guarantee, not anybody else's, he will make it easy. He will make it easy, not anybody else. That's his promise. And you call him on his promise. So a lot of us said, you'll make it easy. I'm going to try again. I know, I tried five, six times before, but I'm going to try again. Because your promise I just got reminded when I called yes or no chronological, but then he ends the ayah with a challenge. And I'll end with this challenge, as an oma one thing that will unite us is a unified love of the sport on a unified love of encouraging each other to
learn more of it, remind each other of it, learn it together, you know, Alhamdulillah now you have an institute locally that the man has started with the Arabic program take part in it, participate in it full fledge? I mean, if you can't, some of you have this, like, crazy notion that Yeah, inshallah I'm gonna go abroad and study Arabic. I'm going to go to Syria or Jordan, you know, good for you. But if you've been saying that for 15 years, how about when that time comes, you do it, but right now there's something right at your doorstep that Allah will ask you about? Why don't you take advantage of that?
Why don't you take advantage of that? What is what is on YouTube that's so important that you can't come to the machine and learn
what is at home that's so important that you can't make time for less book. What is it? Don't make excuses. Allah will know you. You don't have to explain yourself to me, or to the mom or to anyone else. But we better not have excuses before our lives or whatever. He says for Halloween.
Is there anyone out there? That's my fingertip translational for Halloween? Is there anyone out there? That is going to put even a little bit of effort to remember what they can not even move decorations off or move as a kid. It's fused together, which does clear in Arabic, we know what that means. That means Is there anyone out there who will even put in a little bit of effort? I've made it so easy. You don't have to put a lot of effort. You have to give me a little with sincerity and you see what I do for you. That's what was promised us and he says this three times
analytical three times over. Why? Because we need to hear three times over.
The way to unity of this oma to really be oma is to be united is to be united. And Allah says he will be hobbling me on hold on too tightly. When you're all holding on to the same rope. You don't have a choice but to be next to each other. Because it's the same rope that rope relies on. The more we're tied to the Koran. The more we're tied to each other. It is the it's the glue that Bond's us. It's the glue that binds us. I pray sincerely to Allah that He opens up opportunities for you to become a student of his book to learn more of his book to memorize more of his book to enjoy his book being recited in every single slot. I pray to Allah that He makes it easy for you to learn and
he keeps your intention sincere and your motivation Hi, I pray that he's able to give you the ability to lead your families to become a family of learning Ally's book and continually growing in their knowledge and their love of this wonderful word of Allah is diligent barakallahu li walakum Khurana Hakim when a family er can be it was a Kentucky
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