Levels of Faith
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan acquaints us with some of the teachings we gather from Surah Taghabun. There is a very particular purpose for the revelation of this Surah and this is important to understand when we study the Quran or try to benefit from the Quran, what context or what background is Allah giving this speech because every Surah is the speech of Allah. So it is very relevant for us to know when was the speech was given, who was the speech given to, what occasion was the speech given at and what made him say what he said.
In this Surah, Allah basically says to the Muslim community that there is a mix of people who made a lot of sacrifices and there are people that just came into the religion. Some of them understood really well, some of them really not that well, some of them really don’t have very good intentions for being Muslim. In this Surah, Allah talks to the entire Muslim community, i.e, the strong believer, the weak believer, the mature believer, the fresh believer, and even the corrupt ones. This Surah the Surah of fruits – the benefits of faith. The first half of this Surah is the summary of our faith, the practical summary of our faith and the next half of the Surah deals with the advantages of being a believer and what good comes in our life if one is a believer.
Allah describes and summarizes one of the most common reasons people refuse to accept guidance from Allah is that because they don’t see that they are submitting to GOD they say why there is a messenger in between? They say that they don’t need a messenger in between and Allah says that is the very source of arrogance. Iblis was not asked to make Sajda to Allah, he was asked to make Sajdah to Adam AS because it was the test of arrogance. He didn’t directly show arrogance to Allah, he actually showed arrogance to Adam AS and that was his undoing.
Hence, it is essential that we keep away from pride and arrogance in our dealings in our lives and submit with utmost humility to the Divine Power of Allah. This shall be the ultimate depiction of faith.
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in today's sermon, I'd like to share with you some teachings from the 64th surah of the Quran. So to the hoburne.
And before I share the ayat that I'd like to reflect on and share some things with you about, I want to put it a little bit of background in place.
This is a Madani surah most of you are familiar there are two different kinds of suitors in the Quran, Mackey and Bethany saurez early sutras and later revelations. Later revelations, for the most part are the ones that came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam aeolus peace and blessings be upon him after he migrated to the city of Medina.
And most Muslims that are familiar with the Quran know that in madonie Quran in later on, is when the light revealed most of his instructions for the community, the things that are permissible things that are not permissible for the you know, when we when we think of Medina Quran we think of the rules and regulations of Islam. When we think of the early revelations, the Macan Quran, we think of the fundamentals of our faith, two thirds of the Quran is makin, early and early on deals with matters of faith matters of belief.
But this Sora is unique, even though it is money in nature, it's a later soda, it still deals with matters of faith. And it's it begs the question why there's a very particular purpose for the revelation of this surah. And this is important to understand when we study the Quran or try to get any benefit from the Koran, what context and what background is a law, as always, I'm giving this speech, because every surah is a speech of Allah, and the speech is given at a particular address, especially when it comes from a particular authority, right and authority. Like, for example, in politics, you have a president, a senator, a governor, he's going to give a press release, he's
going to give it on a particular occasion. And his speech is going to have to do with issues that are happening at that very moment. So it's going to be very relevant for us to know when was the speech given? Who was the speech given to what occasion was the speech given at what made him say what he said? The same thing happens in the Quran, Allah Himself is speaking. So it's really important to know when is it that Allah said this, at least have some idea of who is it originally that Allah has always had was talking
too. So I want to lay a little bit of that in a couple of minutes before we go into the layout and then I want to share with you why is it that in this home I chose to talk to you about this particular salon.
You know, in Medina when the Prophet migrated, becoming a Muslim became a lot easier.
Being a Muslim in Morocco was a difficult thing. Because you were on the outskirts, you were the obscure, strange new religion. Anybody who believes in this man to be a prophet is basically outcast, immediately. They're looked upon as weird. Everybody around them is kind of even ostracizing them cutting them off from their own circles. The biggest thing you know what we think of as nationality or citizenship nowadays, that was tribal Association back in the day, so they were even willing to basically disavow your citizenship cut you off from the tribe, if you became a Muslim. And early on, it was just words and media propaganda, if you will, but later on, it even
became physical, it became extremely difficult for someone to come into Islam.
But once the Prophet migrated to Medina, and he came to a welcoming city, so the levada Center, where people were already waiting for him to arrive before he even got there, there's celebrations happening, that the Prophet is coming solo loves the atmosphere is totally different. He didn't have to come and find it difficult to get an audience that wants to listen to him. This is what would happen to him in Makkah. Every time we would speak people just walk away or start making noise. You know what? He he just make noise every time he talks Don't listen to him. Not this not only
listen to this Quran, don't listen to it just make noise every time he speaks, ignore him, avoid him insult him. That's not the case in Medina. And Medina, he gets a warm welcome. He's honored from the very first day. He's even people are even, you know, singing and praising before he even arrives into the city. It's amazing. But you know what, what also happened at that time, it became easier to become a Muslim. It became easier to become a Muslim. It's not like when you became Muslim, your house is in danger. Now your family's in danger, you might lose everything you've you, you've earned all this time, you might lose all of your tribal associations, you might get yourself into serious
trouble. People might stop doing business with you just because you've become a Muslim. You didn't have those dangers. in Medina, you had those dangers in Makkah. So the we The reason I put this before you is because the people of Mecca, the companions of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam or the Allahu Allah, may Allah be pleased with them, they sacrificed a lot to become Muslims.
And when you sacrifice a lot for something, you have a lot of value for it, you have a real appreciation for it. So this thing that we say la ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu. So it's very easy for us to say it was very difficult for them to say. So when they said it, they paid for it sometimes with blood with tears, and so they had a value for it. But now the Muslims in Medina, though a lot of them a good number of them extremely sincere. A good number of Muslims also started coming into Islam not realizing that this is some serious business. This is a requires a lot of sacrifice, they became Muslim, kind of in a convenient way, not through difficulty, but more
conveniently, and therefore their their Eman their faith hadn't really been put to the test.
The reason I chose this surah is because in this surah Allah basically says to these, this Muslim community, that is a mix of people that have made a lot of sacrifices, and a bunch of people that just came into the religion, some of them understand it very well. Some of them really not that well. Some of them don't even have very good intentions for being Muslim. They just see Muslims of the new rising power, so might as well join the winning team. Some of them haven't come in for good intentions. Incidentally, this what I'm sharing with you right before it is the Select cultural community, dedicated to the subject of hypocrisy, people who came into Islam with the wrong reasons,
or their faith got corrupted over time. Now in this surah Allah talks to the entire Muslim community, the strong believer, the weak believer, the mature believer, the fresh, the, you know, the the the freshmen, you know, the rookie into Islam, and then the one who's experienced and even the corrupt when he's talking to all of them together and saying, look, we need to have a refresher on who Allah is. You need to go back to Faith 101 and take a refresher course on your mind. This is what this surah does. It talks to a Muslim community. I'll put it in easier terms for all of us. It talks to a Muslim community whose faith may be getting rusty their Eman may be getting rusty time to
clean it up and time to start from scratch again. So though most of these teachings you don't find them in mud monkey Quran you find them in or you don't find them in Bethany Koran. You find them in murky Koran. Allah dedicates this as a, as a direct, immediate and very relevant subject for the Muslim community. Why did I bring this up as a matter of code, but
I was thinking I was looking, you know, generally I thought, I'm going to give a clip about the subject of a man about faith. And I'm going to pick a passage from the Quran that deals with
The subject of faith. But then I said, well, who am I talking to? I'm talking to a bunch of Muslims, including myself. I'm also talking to myself. And for most of us Muslims, have we made a lot of sacrifices to come into Islam. No, we haven't. Actually, for many of you that come from different parts of the world, your grandparents and your grandparents, grandparents almost paid with their blood. And sometimes they did to hold on to that. But we didn't pay that price. Our children didn't pay that price. And you know what, when you don't pay a price for something, sometimes you don't have a value for it. Maybe you never even give it a careful look, because it's always been sitting
there. You know, when you give somebody a gift, they look at it, you give a child a toy to look at it every single way. My daughter just got a gift from her grandmother, on a road trip here. She's been playing with it the entire four hours looking at it changing it this way, because it's a new gift. But if you look at her old gifts, or old toys, or toys that's always been sitting in the house, they don't get a good look.
They don't get much attention. So there's something about being refreshed, having a new look. And that's what this surah does. So let's go at least take a few of these refreshers that Allah is giving us in this surah he begins us have beholder very beautiful. This surah belongs to a group of suitors in the Quran, all of which have the same beginning. The same theme in the beginning, Allah compares the rest of the universe the rest of everything he created on the one hand, and human beings on the other. Everything is on one hand and the human beings are on the other. There's a comparison between these two. Of course, both of them, the creator is Allah. But he starts with
everything else, the rest of everything I created. He says surprised on what Allah you said before the law He manifests somewhat, while marfil of everything in the skies in the earth, continues to declare God's perfection continues to declare the perfection of Allah. Everything in the skies in the earth, continually by means of its very existence is a praise of Allah Himself. And everything is fulfilling that purpose without taking a break. Now, before we even go further, who's going to be mentioned next, human beings, right? are human beings fulfilling their purpose the same way that they're continuously by their very existence, continually praising God's existence, declaring his
glory, praising a lot as though they're doing that there's already a compare and you're supposed to be the greatest of all creation, according to Allah Himself. You know, look at Santa Clara, Santa Fe, XL, and the best possible way. So he says, You serve people in LA, He maphorisa my wife, Omar, fill out. Now look at the attributes of a lot lower. He alone owns all kingdom. Let's stop right there and understand something. After he mentions everything is constantly praising him and declaring his perfection, then he lets us know the only true king is he. The only true governance is his the only true sovereignty is his. You know, when we think of government, King authority,
whenever you think of these things, the very next thing that comes in the mind of a listener is criticism.
we criticize governments, people criticize their kings, people criticize the authority. If there's one party to blame for all of your problems, it must be the party that won the election the last time. That's how it works. The party to blame is the party that's in power. Allah azza wa jal declares himself the owner of all power. But what is inhuman experience? Whenever we think of power and authority, the next the very next thing is, oh, they're not doing their job, right? The authority is not doing what it's supposed to do. What does he say right after that, he says the whole milk while
he alone deserves all praise and all gratitude. This is the one authority The only thing you can say about him is praise and gratitude.
You're not gonna find this in any other authority. Whenever you find an authority, you will find something to criticize about. A lot of you have minimal authority, for example, you have a boss, your boss has an authority over you. Some of you have to run out of here. Almost when you say Salaam Alaikum wa rahmatullah there's going to be a dash you'll notice some people before they even finish their salon, they're going to be in the sprint to the door, you know, last one in first one out.
And and you know, the today even though they take a two and a half hour break from their boss, they spend 30 of that here and the rest of it is I don't know what but it's the religious break because it's my Friday, right? So a lot of people do that. That's fine. And they still complain about their boss. Right? Oh my bosses to tell. My teacher gives too much homework. You know, the government, the cops that this that that always always when you think of authority you think of blaming, and here Allah says he owns all the authority and he alone owns all praise and all gratitude. This is what lies Let me tell you when he mind when faith gets rusty, people start complaining about a lot people
start saying How come a lead is this how come on let us that how come this is happening? How come that's happening? How can we let doesn't change our state? They start asking questions about a lot forgetting that Allah deserves all praise, not criticism.
He already on owns. All right, this is a basic lesson. But sometimes Muslims forget that lesson. So they need to be reminded to watch the whole movie.
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he's in complete control over all things. Obviously, we already know he's in complete control over all things. He said that many times in the Quran even before this, but this is a new lesson, because now ally is saying, look, I will do what I will. And whatever I do is worthy of praise and gratitude. And by the way, I have the power to do whatever I want. So the and so Allah does whatever you want, and we're still not going to criticize, we're still only going to have praise and gratitude for him. Well, who are the militia in Kadena? Don't you think he has to submit to your standards of what you think is a good idea of what you think is a bad idea he is master and you are
slave Know your place. He will make his decisions whether you get them or not, whether you understand them or not, and whatever decisions he makes are the best decisions, they still deserve praise. This is what lies who led helicon He is the one who created all of you from income
from income movement. He created all of you out of you there are some who disbelieve the word capital in Arabic also means ungrateful. Kaffir in Arabic doesn't just mean a disbeliever. It also means someone who is ungrateful. So it's, it's the opposite of email, email. And Cofer also shokran gratitude and COVID are also opposites in the Arabic language. So this is the only thing he is the one who created you. And there are among you those that are grateful, grateful for what for having been created. And on top of that haven't been shown the straight way. And then there are those of you that are just disbelievers, they don't believe in what was revealed. And on top of that, they're
not even grateful for being created. I've met young people, even Muslims, sometimes and people of other faiths. They say, I didn't ask to be created by God, why did he create me? I didn't want to be created. I don't owe him anything. So what says it flat out? Yeah, you'll find idiots like that, too. Elijah says it. He says For men, kafir woman como, He created you, you'll find us believers and you'll find a lot of them and a light at the same time as you find a lot of ungrateful people.
They won't even appreciate the fact that he created them. And he may and those that you will, that will find their faithful in commitment. Every time I meet a person like that I say, Man, Allah spoke the truth,
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And then he adds something really beautiful. whether you realize it or not, whether you believe in God or not, whether you're grateful or not. One thing is true. The camera is always on.
The surveillance is always going on. The record is constantly being written will law who the man that maluna will see and allies in full view of what you're up to, you know, ruya and basilar. Two different things in Arabic what Yeah, you see some something, you saw something? The Syrian Arabic is you got a full view of something, you know what's going on in the front, in the back every side?
You got a full view. So everybody can see a building. But maybe somebody can see Oh, I know what kind of foundation they poured. I know what's inside, what kind of construction materials are being used. I know how deep this building goes. How far integrates basilar full view? A lot of them just see one angle of what we do. He sees it from all angles. Why did you do what you did? When did you do it? Why, you know, why did you do it to what were your intentions? What was the quality of your work the inside and the outside of everything we do. We can present to a lot half baked excuses. I'm reminded of that as as in the in my role as a teacher, one of my jobs is to be a teacher. And it
used it's a lot easier now because I'm teaching adults but when I used to teach children, it was a lot tougher. Children, you know, kids talking in the back, I say Why are you talking? No, no, I was just discussing the homework.
Because I wasn't talking just asking a question about the homework. I have no way of knowing
I don't have full view of what just happened. I just got Okay fine. Or I believe in my normal I don't have the full picture. I don't have the full event. Allah does this. So when when someone has the full view, you're not able to make excuses in front of him the word but see the benefit of the word in the ayah is we're no longer left with excuses. ungrateful or not your entire deeds and your entire motives are on record will love you my Dharma una bossy. Holla Casa wa T will have double hug. And he mentioned this for those who are not clear in their faith. If you really know who Elias so far how he's introduced himself. He says he created the skies and the earth with a purpose.
They'll have What did he say? What did he create in the previous hire? He created all of you.
When he said he created all of you he said some of you believe some of you don't believe in the next day he said he created everything else and everything here else he created has a purpose. What do you think he created you without a purpose?
Did you forget that you have a purpose to how can you not understand that your life is headed towards a questioning a reckoning? You need to understand that you and I have a reason
For which we are alive. There's a reason for which Allah has given us these few 1000 days to live on this earth.
These few few years that we're gonna be on this earth. There's a reason for which Allah put us here. You need to understand your purpose everything Allah does is with purpose. So you too, in another place in the Quran, he says Allah has saved him a nama Hakuna Matata. Did you assume we created you with no point?
Just out of play? I was just bored and I created human beings. No, no, no, I made you with a real reason. And by the way, you'll find the most ungrateful people say, yeah, God just playing games, he just made us whatever. You know, that's how they'll talk. They'll fulfill a last word to the tee. This is what they will say. And they'll say it even tells us what's going to come out of their mouth back in the Arabian desert and today sitting in a philosophy class in the university. What comes out of their mouth already knew what will come out is not nothing new. And you listen to it and if you really know your book, then you will know man Allah does speak the truth. This guy by spewing his
poison is fulfilling the word of Allah. Allah so from income cafe woman commitment, hola de la casa Mati will have double hug was overcome for accent also work on a beautiful transition. He molded you. Allah says he created the rest of the skies. He could have added He created you to. But he's already said that before he changed it. He said well, so Morocco he molded you somewhat Arabic is to fashion something to mold something to sculpt something, make a sculpture that's perfect and beautiful. He says I did a lot himself says I did a really good job making you
he himself is telling us. He takes pride in how beautifully He made us. You know what the ungrateful says Why am I so fat? Why am I so skinny? Why am I so short? Why am I so why do I have freckles? Why do I have this? Why do I have that? How come I'm not smart? Like my brother?
How come that one's rich? And I'm poor? How come I don't have this? And how come I don't have that. And you know what happens in this society, especially modern society. And it's happening globally, not just in America, people start getting old, the hair starts going,
start turning gray a little bit. Right? Then you notice you know, your wrinkles on your skin, and the entire multimillion dollar industry to make sure that you look like you did when you were 20. And you end up looking like a zombie. Right? But they'll they'll they'll put hair implants on you. And they'll stretch your skin for you. And they'll tuck your belly in for you and they'll do all these things to you. So maybe you can pretend you're still 25
a blessing except who you are. I think you're beautiful. Why do you think you're ugly? Why do you have to be so unhappy with yourself? Who am I This was our comfort zone, he did a beautiful job with you.
And molding is not just in the physical sense even in our personalities, our capabilities. Allah has given each and every one of us certain strength, certain abilities, certain talents, he is the one who gave them to us. So when we don't appreciate what we've been given, then we're not appreciating Allah himself because he's the one who gave just like when somebody gives you a gift and you don't appreciate it, you're not not you. It's a disrespect to the one who gave you the gift. All of what we have been given as a gift from Allah zone was some water.
And if you don't recognize that when he hit him, we'll see. It'll all be you'll all be going back to him anyway. Whether you take advantage of these gifts or not, they will have to be returned to the original owner to him as the final return eventually anyway. Yeah, Adama festivai. What were your alma mater Saru Amato linoone he knows whatever goes on in the skies in the earth, He sees a constant comparison between the universe and ourselves in the surah. Look at the sky. Look at how much is happening in the sky. Look at how much is happening in the universe. He knows every every Millom millisecond and every millimeter of what's happening in the sky in every atom and inside of
every atom, every subatomic particle, he knows it directly. He knows it himself. He doesn't know what you're up to. Well, you
will naturally know he knows the things you keep secret. And he knows the things that you expose is a very powerful expression in the Quran. It demands a little bit of attention in the few minutes I have left.
Allah knows the things we keep secret. Allah knows the things we make public.
What Allah is telling us is sometimes people really have a deep problem in their faith, but they cover it up with some other words. So what they're seeing on their mouths is not exactly what they have in their heart.
So law says I know what you keep inside and I know what you're saying with your mouth. And I know the contradiction between the two.
There will be a person I'll give you an example. I'll call it out just as by means of a short example. There's a young student. He's got some friends that are non Muslim, and they're trying drugs.
And they offer him some first time he says it's hard on second time he says Hold on. Third time shadow income statement says, Hey, come on, stop that. Hold on.
Go as the man Tell him to ask the mom, you know, a mom, I have a friend who says that drugs aren't around.
He won't say I have a I'm having that thought. Or my headline just gave me a supposedly I have a friend who thinks drugs are okay because they're not mentioned in the Quran. pharmaceutical products by their name have not been mentioned in the Quran, therefore?
Is it okay?
Is it okay to try some of these these, you know, these pharmaceutical products? And the answer is no, it's not okay. Then he'll go around and say, you know, what are imaams they're so backwards. They don't understand modern society and modern chemistry, and therefore they have these outdated fatawa.
And he will give a whole rant about that. But what's really going on in the US, I really want to try that drug.
Or even want to try that.
What's so wrong with dating anyway? What's wrong with having a little fun? What's wrong with this or that you'll see it in nice ways on the outside, but the real whispers of shavon that you have submitted to on the inside of line owns, you can cover them up on the outside with him when you talk to me or somebody else. You can even cover them up for yourself but Allah knows what you that you're even lying to yourself. You can even be honest to yourself, Well, yeah, I know moto moto linoone will La La Moneda to soul allies completely and fully knowledgeable of what's going on in the chests? What's going on inside here? What feelings you have, what thoughts you have, what
temptations you have? What you know what evil thoughts you have that you never tell anybody? He knows those two will love the movie that the soul and
the NACA forum in common?
What is wrong with you people? Haven't you seen the News, the news, the events of those who came much before you and how they funded kuwabara mayhem that those who came before you and tasted the consequences of their behavior? Those news haven't come to you? Allah asked that question in Medina Koran. I told you how much of Quran has already been revealed two thirds mcom Quran has already been revealed. McCann Quran is full of stories of previous prophets who came and warn their people and the people made fun of them, and then they died and they they were destroyed. And then on top of that they are eternally punished in hellfire. And Muslims are being asked now. You think those
stories are just for non Muslims to read having those news come to you? And I'm Yachty gone now, Valentina.
Haven't you heard the new hurt the news of those who disbelieved in before? The irony here is allies talking to Muslims. But the new Quran talks to Muslims. And he's saying, aren't you afraid of those who disbelieved in the past? Don't you think you should, you'll end up in that place? Why would a lot of talk to us as over non Muslims, almost? Why is he talking to us like that, because allies warning us of a very serious problem, faith on the tongue and disbelief in the heart.
And he just in the previous ayah, said, I know what's going on deep inside your chests. So he's interrogating that and saying, Look, they just believe what their mouth but I can see this belief on the tongue. And I can also sense this belief. I also know this believe when it's in the heart, and it never makes it to your mouth. I even know that one. Take warning of those nations, they tasted the consequences of their decision.
And the last I want to share with you because time is up, that it can be unknown who can adapt to him who soon will be you know, this is such like powerful advice from allowes noted. This is by the way, I consider this surah the surah of the fruits the benefits of faith First, the first half of this surah is a summary of our faith, the practical summary of our faith. And the next half of this surah is what are the advantages of being a believer. What good comes in your life because you're a believer? I didn't get to share that with you this time. But at least I want to tie up the first part, Allah describes summarizes basically one of the most common reasons people refuse to accept
guidance from Allah. One of the most common not the only reason, but one of the most common reasons what is it that only can be under who can attest to him Rasulo humbled by
that is because messengers came to them and they continuously came to them. They used to come to them with the clearest arguments, the clearest proofs for kalu A Sharia do Nana and they would say in response,
flesh and bone.
This this human being. This guy looks like us. He's gonna guide us. You want me to listen to him?
Have you looked at him? Have you looked at his house?
You look he hangs out with all these poor people that have become Muslim with him.
Do you know who you're talking to? You want me to become a believer because of this guy. This is how they would talk about profits.
For onward say about masayoshi son, look at him. He can't even talk clearly. He stutters whether you cuddle up, he can even open his mouth. Look at him. You want me to listen to him?
People will come to new holiday salon. They will, he would walk by them and they would still show Thea home they would pull their clothes and like, Don't touch me, old man, you're dirty. That's what they do and talk to new
people, people that you know, surely some other messengers would come give a message and they will say, Listen, I want to listen to you, but I'm a millionaire. I have a certain appearance to keep up. And you keep all these homeless people, these poor people, these people are these believers around you, why don't you get away from them. And then we can have a meeting in the executive office. Because I don't want to see this riffraff near me. I don't want to be seen with this low class. You know, this scum of society. I don't want to be seen with them. Get rid of them. And maybe I'll listen to you.
The criticism is always the same. another human being is gonna guide me. He's just like us. What did they say about Jesus? But eternalism Yoshi with us? What?
What is this messenger? About about the messenger to solve our problem?
Look at his message. You think he's a messenger? He goes shopping.
He walks around like everybody else's needs food, too. I saw him having lunch the other day? How can he be a messenger?
That was the argument. In other words, and this is what I'm tying it up with? One of the most common reasons people refuse to accept guidance, because because they don't see that they're submitting to God. They say why is why is there a messenger in between? He's just like me, I can have a relationship with God myself. I don't need a messenger in between. And Allah says that is the very source of arrogance. A belief was not asked to make sighs de to Allah, he was asked me to make sense not to demolish saddam, because there was a test of arrogance. He didn't directly show arrogance to Allah. He actually showed arrogance to Adam or his son. He said, he's made of clay. I made a fire. I
am better than him. Nobody's gonna say I'm better than Allah. But Allah wants to see are you gonna say I'm better than X, Y and Z? I'm better than these messengers. I don't have to follow them. They're just human beings. They make mistakes. They do this, they do that, when you that is the very essence of arrogance from the very beginning of creation. From the very beginning. Even if we set up I showed
a human being you kidding me? Have you looked at my resume? I'm gonna follow him.
It's not gonna happen. That is the same exact pride that comes with the mutant of that pride is still among us today. somebody tries to give me advice. First thing that goes in my head, who are you to give me advice?
Who do you think you are? somebody gives? I'm the Hatim today. I'll leave the slot after slot somebody says brother, I didn't like what you said. Also him? Do you know who you're talking to? I'm on YouTube, you know,
you know who you're dealing with here.
That is the very definition of arrogance. That is the very definition of negating guidance. Allah says nations of the past were destroyed because they couldn't take guidance from another human being.
If the messenger is not with us today, his words, his instructions, his teachers, the people who his students who teach on his behalf are here today. The scholars are here today the diaries are here today. You know, the remind the people a reminder here today, it could be your father giving you advice. It could be your brother, your cousin giving you advice. When you look at him say Dad, you're always saying the same thing. Leave me alone. You don't understand. You tell your son who are you? You're gonna tell me. I used to change your diaper. You don't talk to me. Get out of here, and you can't take advice from your son. This is the same exact thing that keeps people from accepting
guidance, refusal to take advice from others, because of pride gets in the way. May Allah azza wa jal remove the pride from our hearts And may Allah azza wa jal make us a people that really truly believe for the sake of Allah and can put their ego aside especially when advice is given. May Allah azza wa jal revive in us the man that Allah intends to revive by means of his majestic put on all of you inshallah, tada as a short homework assignment when you go home today with your family recite sudo su tonzura. Number 64. recited read a little bit even if in translation, read it with your family, you remind them of some of the things you read you heard about today and refresh that in
your hearts inshallah. Tada it's just a page and a half. So even memorizing it in a week is not difficult for any of you do that in slowly you get closer and closer to the Quran. barakallahu li walakum pukalani Hakeem when finally we are coming up with the Kentucky
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