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What Allah Sees In You
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan gives a beautiful lecture on what Allah sees or wants to see in us.
The secret of our striving in this life is to find out what our Rabb wants from us at every moment and stage of our lives and then do it to the best of our ability. Similarly, we should work towards in an identical manner for all people.
The first thing to do is have a proper attitude in the light of Deen and to understand ourselves. Allah created man in the best of forms, pleasing in appearance, and endowed with abilities, qualities, and intellect which indicates that they have been endowed to us with a valid reason and hence, we should use them wisely.
We must also build character which encompasses no lying, no cheating, using polite language, humility, respect for elders, and sensitivity to humans, animals, plants – i.e., all living beings.
Attributes like pride in terms of lineage or the power, position, wealth, status, etc. that the world offers on a platter is definitely not acceptable.
Whoever suffered an affliction, should acknowledge that it occurred by Allah’s wisdom and decree, and then should patiently await Allah’s reward – Allah will guide his heart and will compensate him for his loss in this life by granting him certainty in faith.
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I want to show you something on the other screen.
I'll write it in English even easier.
Okay, can you read the first word for me?
No, no, read the first word for me.
This is how loud you can read. Mashallah?
Is this how you act at a party when you go somewhere? How are you?
How's your Ramadan? As
some of my students do that when they don't know the answer to a question in a class? So does that hold off?
Would you say has risen? And the best one is? The see the full sentence but right, the part of the sentence where there's the answer, the volume goes down, the answer is actually says
Could you turn that up again? Could you
so read the first word,
very good. Some of you must have come from very wealthy families. And you are raised as aristocrats and you're not like the rest of us peasants. So you don't like to speak out loud in front of the rest of us local, you know, middle class lower class people. So you just sit there like no, but the rest of you.
I would urge the I would urge the aristocrats among you also to join today the rest of the farming class and stay with us some Buddha.
Okay, this is a comparison between three words some bullet some bullet and tsunami. Some Buddha is an ear of green What that means is sometimes you have a crop like corn, you know, corn grows and it has these peels and you peel them and there's the green inside. Right That year itself that you peel that's called Assam Bula. That's the singular version, symbol that is the plural. So ears, ears of corn or some bullet, and then Cinnabon is also another plural. This is unique in Arabic because in Arabic You can have multiple plurals for one word. So for example, there's cafe means disbeliever, or the plural is cafe rune, like kuliah. You have cafe rune or you can also say kuffaar.
You can also say co Faria, multiple plurals. Sometimes you have, for example, nebby Yun, that's the plural of nebby. You also have the plural ambia. That's also a plural of nebby. In other words, in Arabic, it is possible to have multiple plurals for one word. It's possible actually go far. You have Garfield, singular kaffee, Lunas plural. kuffaar is plural. And Guevara is also plural like a harmonica for a tool. That's also plural. So there are multiple plurals possible. The question that is what is the difference between one plural and another plural in English? When I make something plural, I just put an S at the end and I'm done. Finished.
But the Arabs have multiple plurals what's the point of them? Well, actually, there is a point to them. The plural at some boulard is actually considered a weak plural. And sunovion is considered a strong plural or a super plural or a plural on steroids are a really muscular portal or you see what I'm going with this? So moolah is weak Sanibel is strong. Now in English when you read the English translation of the Quran, if you read some bullet, it will just say ears of grain. If you read the English translation of Sanibel, it would still say, ears of green, it would not tell you that one is weak and the other is strong. Now the thing about weaken strong also is that when you have less than
10, if it's just single digits, then it's weak. It's not that many, you can count them between your hands. So they use the weak plural for that. When it's mysteriously more it's uncountable, almost, then you use the more powerful plural, you understand. So for something that's meager in number, we can number then you use the weak plural, when it's strong and number you use the strong plural. Now here's the mystery. The Quran uses these ears of grain only twice, only twice. But the amazing thing is that both times it's talking about the number seven.
So it's not like it's a different quantity. It's both the number seven. So the ayah in Baccarat says, you know, commissary hubbardton unbuttered savasana Bella Bella Tamia to haba every year of green, like when you spend in the path of Allah. The example of what you spend is like a seed.
Every seed gives birth to seven years of green. And every year when you peel it has 100 grains inside it. So your one donation God multiplied by how much
so 100 will know who you are, if fully maneesha. And above and above and beyond that a lot of multiplies in his own way. However, whoever he wants, meaning this is multiplication, you understand, then there's a multiplication, you can't understand. And he does that too.
But here he used the word here use the word, Cinnabon, which is a weak coral or a strong coral. And how many years of green are we talking about? Seven, in the next one was sobre, su boletin, hurin, seven years of seven green ears of green.
Anyone know where that's used?
Seven fat cows, seven skinny cows, seven years of green, anything ringabel
the story of use of an insulin the dream of the king, you remember. So now the dream of the king, he sees seven years of grain. But when his seven years of grain are being talked about what word is used
some bullet, the weaker plural. Now I told you you would normally you would use the strong plural for more. And we throw for less. It is so beautiful that in the Quran, Allah use the week plural when he talked about the story of use of because the dream, when it was interpreted meant that there is not going to be enough food. So you have to really save the food and ration it. Because you're going to have seven years when there's not going to be any crop and the stored crop is going to save you. So you don't have enough to just eat however you want. You have to ration you have to take it easy. So it's less not enough quantity a week quantity. So the week floral is used. On the other
hand, instead of on Bukhara, Allah is saying you spend very little for him. And he will multiply it many, many, many, many, many times over. This is going to be a way of empowering your work with huge rewards. This is a context not of using the weak plural but strong plurals that he uses. And when
they're both seven years, but one is mysteriously far more powerful than the other. Pamela, you know, so let chooses the right word at the right place. This was this is a study of how you know we say in a court of law or in a talk, we give the claim that the Quran uses every word perfectly. Every word is exactly where it's supposed to be. We say that, but we don't taste it. Like we don't experience it. And I want these examples. I want to give you some taste of it. Like look this word if you move it from me and wouldn't make sense anymore. It's so much more perfect to use it in this way. So even though this next example is actually very profound. It's about Ibrahim alayhis salam.
So let me put some words on the screen for you. So you can compare this lesson and understand it. I think many of you know the word NEMA.
What does it mean?
blessing very good. So NEMA means one blessing.
Neon, means many, many, many, many, many, many, many blessings.
Unknown is another plural means a few blessings. Which one's the strong plural which one's the weak plural?
Neon is the strong close I'm going to put some some labels here for the two of you that are taking notes.
So this is singular.
This one is super plural.
This one is weak plural.
Strong plural. Wicklow. Okay.
Again, in the Quran, Allah uses the strong plural of blessing one time and the weak plural for blessing one time. So when the question arises, when does use the strong one? When does he use the weak one, by the way, this discussion wouldn't ever even occur to you if you were only reading the Koran in translation.
This wouldn't actually you wouldn't even have this question. They wouldn't even cross your eye. You just pass over it. Okay.
So let's look at it. By the way, you guys understand this now? nirma is the singular Neon is the plural the strong one and an aroma is the weak plural. Okay. Now, in the Ibrahima Kana omoton.
Rahim Allah Islam was an Omar is talking about Ibrahim Ali Salaam, and he says Shah Kiran Li unami. He describing Ibrahim Alayhi Salam he was grateful for Allah's blessings.
Unknown. Is that a weak plural or a strong plural?
That's a weak world.
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was grateful for a few blessings. What that doesn't sound right.
Tamati Brahim, la Salaam. I was expecting a lot of say he was grateful for what
many blessings but Allah says he was grateful for a few blessings I left with my head scratching like why is the weak plural being used? Let's look at the other one was ba, ba, ba, ba, ba ba ba, he unleashed, he unloaded he released on to you His blessings, the ones you can see. And the ones you can't see which plural is used Neon is that weak or strong? Not strong. So one time will let us is weak the other time you will use this strong so let's understand this.
To understand this properly, you have to understand another I have the Quran where Allah says we're entitled to near Matala, he that
if you were to try to count the favor of Allah, the blessing singular, the blessing of Allah, you wouldn't be able to do it. The ayah says you can't even count to one.
Human and by the way, if all human beings join together to count for one blessing of Allah, Allah says you can't fully account for it.
Not all the blessings of Allah. The is remarkable near Mata near muthoni, a singular pair plural What is it? singular? The IS is not Nirvana law under Roman law, and some states is some jeans, that's fine. But you know, in the sense of the blog, I actually something else is being said, like for example, my ability to see how many ways has my ability to see benefited me in my life? How many ways have benefited me today? Can I count?
How many ways has done my heartbeat benefited me?
How many whizzes the air I breathe benefited me, can I count?
I can't even fully account for one. One gift of Allah.
And that's not just me, Allah is challenging all of humanity to get together. And even then they can even account for one of them.
So when Ibrahim alayhis salam is able to accomplish a few, it's a pretty big deal.
That's why it says a few. That's huge. It's comparative.
The other problem is as follows. Ibrahim alayhis salam is one of the most grateful human beings that ever lived right. He's one of the most grateful human beings that ever lived.
As long as he lives. If you spend every second of his life thanking Allah
for a blessing, if he spent every second of his life thinking about
it, how many favors have allowed the de thank him for many are a few.
It's still amounts to only a few.
Because if human beings spent their entire existence in existence, thanking Allah for the gifts he's given them, the amount that they will be able to thank him would still actually still mean what very few compared to the actual gifts,
we can compete, we will never thank him enough.
We're never going to be able to thank him enough. So Allah is giving us some perspective, when he says that he was only able to give me How many? A few blessings thank me only for a few of them. Because that's all a human being can do. You can thank me for a lot of blessings. That's not you're not capable of it. They're just not capable. But now look at the other Ayah
he unloaded onto you he released onto you. He unleashed onto you. Many, many, many blessings, the ones you see and the ones you don't see. You understand the comparison. Now, when Allah gave us blessings, did he give us a few or many? He gave us many when we thank him, we're not humanly able to thank him for more than just a few. That's the comparison here between the powerful tool and the weaker plural. And this entire lesson of the Quran would never happen if we don't pay attention to analyzing in the Arabic
that and by the way, in modern Arabic, you wouldn't even just in formal Arabic. It's not even a conversation.
You just pass a law. It doesn't happen.
Okay. All righty. You guys doing okay, by the way, attention span wise. Okay, good.
Oh, should I do this one? Yes, I should. It's about gender. We should do this one.
I really want to go. Not yet though.
Some people come up to me and say brother, man, like have you done that? I was like, whoa, hold on a second.
You're already sending me like, take it easy.
Anyway, sorry. Oh, sorry. Oh, those of you can read the Arabic what's the next underneath that line? Instead of
How do how does the next one begin Sabu one begins with Saudi Arabia, the other begins with Sabu
pretty awesome. Saudi means rush. Like if you go to Hajj or Umrah, the cop tells you for
I don't know what the flower blooming is for but you're constantly flowers blooming had had
I was so excited when I went to higher gels like Finally I will get to practice some Arabic.
Every time I tried to speak in Arabic.
My best experience was when I went to this Yemeni guy, and I was like, in the masjid
and he you know, the Urdu word for straightforward straight ahead and
he goes in Biloxi.
Like, where are you from? I'm from Yemen. Look, when you speak an older man.
You got the young the Pakistanis or the Yemeni guy to speak to in Medina. It's crazy.
Like I thought I went to learn Arabic. Nope. Even the guy who you guys probably don't even understand this guy says selling like fruits and bananas. And there's like Punjab, Montreal punch, punch. Punch is five in Hulu.
Because, you know, nobody's gonna understand them.
My favorite experience was that when I was on one of those markets in Makkah, there was a Nigerian woman. And there was a there was a Yemeni cash, like the guy at the store. And the guy is talking to her and
and she's speaking to her in her local language.
And they understand each other.
And they're negotiating and it works out. I mean, this is international trade at its best, you know?
The one thing I didn't find was Arabic. That's the one thing I didn't find.
Anyway, Saudi oh and what? sabi Fusarium means to rush. savvy who means to race?
Once again, sorry, O means to rush and savvy who means to raise when do you run faster when you're rushing or when you're racing?
Okay, good. So the second one is somehow more intense than the first one. Because then the second one you're not just rushing you are racing okay? You're rushing to forgiveness Saudi Arabia, Oman Philippine Bella becoming the second one also Sadie, Sadie coelomic, Fatima Rubicon. You want to rush to the forgiveness from your master and you want to raise to the forgiveness of your master. But the real comparison I want to give you is agenda 10. And you should raise you you should rush towards gender and you should race towards agenda.
Allah says rushed agenda and he says raised agenda. Then he says how big agenda he says our boo ha, a semi was put out. It's got its size. Its volume is the sky is in the earth. Jana is the size of the skies and the earth. In the next example, he says I'll do Ha.
out of this. He Well, its size is something like the size of whatever lies above and the earth. In other words, the second one's actually bigger.
The second gender that's being described is actually bigger. You see some art and some there's a difference. Some are what actually means seven skies. Some are doesn't mean one sky summer actually means whatever is above. Now you think about this logically, when you say seven skies, you're talking about seven floors.
When you say everything above, is that more.
Yeah, technically summer is more than summer life.
The word summer is actually bigger than the words on my life.
And this is unless you study Arabic linguistics, you wouldn't know you would think sama is singular and some a lot is plural. So the plural should be more than that. singular. It's the other way around. sama is actually more somewhat is less. Unless you qualify summer, if you just say summer then actually means everything above. Everything above. So what I'm trying to say is the second one, there's a race instead of rushing so it's more intense than the sky itself is described as everything above, it's bigger.
The first one Allah says I have prepared the agenda for people who have Taqwa, who are at that level 13 the projector has been prepared for the people of taqwa is every Muslim, someone who has suffered
or only some Muslims have.
Unfortunately, the reality is not every Muslim is a multi taqwa is something we should try to get but not everybody has it. Right.
Align the next ayah says this Jana is not just for people who have Taqwa.
lavida una fissara eva Barra, these are the people who have dakhla, who at the same time, spend money when it's easy and when it's difficult is that a bigger group of people or a smaller group of people? It's a smaller group of people and will come to me and by the way, these are also the people who swallow their anger will currently be in Ohio. They swallow their anger. So not only are they have Taqwa, they also spend when it's easy when it's hard, and they swallow their anger. Is that a larger group of people or even a smaller group of people? No, it keeps getting smaller. Well, Athena and Ignace not only do they swallow their anger, they also pardon people they forgive people all the
time. Oh, is that a huge group of people or a very small group of people? The group of people described in the first set of IOD gets smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller.
And the group of people in the next I look at it, Allah says that little Athena Armando Bella, he will Russo Lee, it has been prepared for those who believe in Allah and His messengers.
Is that all of us?
Do you believe Do we believe in online as messengers? Yep.
And as a matter of fact, when you say messengers in You didn't say Rasool cross UI is messenger one. When you say UI, then you didn't just include the people right now. The believers from the time of Musa the time of Isa the time of knew the time of any Prophet, all of them are included, so long as you believed in enlightenment, any of his messengers at their time and even now is their doors to invitation open wider in the second aisle.
It seems as though allies not just entering into john not just the people of taqwa he's actually opening the door to anyone who believes on the line His messengers, why don't you rush towards this or not everybody?
Everybody, and now you ask you tell me if there's an invitation into agenda, but it's very exclusive.
And there's another invitation into agenda. It's open to everybody.
Which one is a bigger favor from Allah?
You tell me, the agenda. That is exclusive is a favor from Allah, or the open invitation is an extra favor from Allah. So for the invitation, open invitation is a huge favor from Allah. Because I started thinking the only people who will make it into general very exclusive people who can control their anger and forgive people and only spend and not say agenda is for them. me. Don't do that. I have anger problems, and I got, you know,
my taco goes up and down. And you know, I don't know and I don't have a lot of money. And when I do, I like to buy chocolate. And
I'm not always spending for the sake of Allah. So am I doing? Am I even making it agenda? In the first one, you might say there's a there's it's tougher.
And the second one,
really, I can get the agenda
is I'm not sure about this. Even me.
And so what does he do? He tells me something so perfect. In the second one, when he opened the gates wide open, he said valleca formula he that is our last favor.
He didn't say that is unless favor in the first one. He said that was a lost favor in the second one in hadebe. Why? Because he opened the gates wider. And that's a favor from the law. He didn't have to open it wider. He could have made gender exclusive.
He could have repeated what he said another Emraan for the exclusive group. But he said no, the exclusive agenda, sure. But I want to give this huge and now it's going to be lonely in there for you people. Let's let everybody give them all an invitation. That is a favor of Allah, He gives it to whoever you want. So Panama, what's the perfection of speech? You see if you you would even ask, how come it says alika fanola, up Manisha that is the favor of Allah He gives it to whoever he wants. He should have said that in the first one to No, no, no. And the first one the favor of Allah is not like the favor of a line the second one so you put it in the second one. the perfection of
speech, the placement of words.
This is my favorite one. So I got a justice fixed myself.
And make sure you guys any user stand up, wake up because I want your attention on this one.
Do it again. Come on.
I'm gonna stretch my legs to
get this one right.
You don't get that before
Bismillah I pray Allah gives me the clarity of speech to give you this lesson properly. It's one of those is one of those.
The Quran has at least three words for choice. I'll repeat myself the Quran has at least three words for choice. There's an SDR, there is an SDR and an ht bar. There are three words for choice if the outcomes from the word
Higher, you know what higher means?
What's high? Good
if the art is when you make a good choice,
when you make a good choice, it's called FDR. Or when you make a choice, based on the good in something that's also called FDR
is the Fall
is used when you make a choice. And it's personal. In other words, the there was no outside influence, nobody pushed you or pressured you or convinced you or sold you to make a choice, it was entirely from you that the choice came. Because it comes from software, which is purity is defined to make a pure choice meaning purely your own. It's purely your own, nobody else had any say in it. That's justified.
Let me give you an example of a stuffer. Well, no, before it's diff, I'll give you an example of HD. But the third one str when you choose something good, is different. It's a pure choice of your own will, and and each diva when it's a choice, based on qualifications, a choice based on qualifications that needs a little bit of an explanation, inshallah, you'll understand.
When you go for a job interview, some of you work in human resources. So your job is to do the interviews. So five different people apply for a job. Okay? When they apply for a job, you have to look for what
what do you look for? What color shirt they're wearing?
what's the what's the what shoe size? What do you look for?
Is this the right person for this job? If it's a job that requires teaching, then you're not looking for a mechanic.
You have to have the right person with the right qualifications, who's the best fit for your company to do this job, you understand? So the interview process is when you pick someone based on you make a choice. But the choice is based on your what qualifications, who's the right man for the job.
When I go to the store with my wife, and I'm about to buy some chocolate, as soon as we're about to checkout, they protect candy right next to the checkout aisle. So I pick up a kid cat. And she says, Why did you pick the kid cat?
Why didn't you pick the Twix?
What's wrong with the m&ms? Why you picked him?
And I said, Well, according to the laws of thermodynamics.
I like kid cat.
Why did I pick it cat?
Cuz I like it.
Does it? Go to buy a shirt? This is why you picked the green shirt. Why didn't you pick the blue one? The white one? The orange one? purple one.
Brown one. Well, actually, according to the laws of gravity.
I like green.
Why am I picking the green shirt? What's my explanation at the end?
I like it. That's it. It's my own choice. That's Leave me alone woman.
you understand? It's my choice. But when I go and do a job interview and somebody says Why did you hire him?
And I said, well, because he was eating good cat.
And he had a green shirt on.
That's not a good reason to hire someone. When you hire someone, you look at their white qualifications. Now look at these ions in silicon Hutch. These are ending I have certain hedge. Allah says Allah huya sloughi minalima ekati roussillon wamena nasce. Allah chooses from among His angels and from among the human beings. He chooses certain people to be messengers, meaning some angels become messengers, and some human beings become messengers and who chooses them. Allah does but the word he uses is an estefy. What do you remember about this defy is that a choice that is good, a choice that is purely one's own, or a choice that is made based on qualifications,
a choice that is purely one's own. This was important to say because some members of the Jewish community came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and said, why would God pick an Arab?
And some other said puede, which Angel brings you revelation? gibreel? Yeah, we had some problems with him in the past, I would have accepted this message if any other Angel was there, but we've had some issues with gibreel. So sorry, we can't accept.
In other words, the idea was that a lot chose and he should have consulted us first.
And also the Quran said Lola lucilla, Hassan Quran Allah Raja minakari attiny. How come this Quran didn't come down to one of the two celebrities in the town.
They were we have some tribe leaders, millionaires, billionaires. We have some rich people in this city in the city. If they became prophets, we would have listened to them because
We were sent to them already. Why would he pick an orphan? Why would you pick a guy who, you know, has no snow, political status? No, nothing. Nobody listens to him. You know, why would you pick him? Maybe the angel got the wrong address
and came to the wrong house. This is the claim. They made a lot of response to this claim and says, Listen,
this is how this was my process for picking messengers.
Allah did the act of which one is the file. What does this default mean?
It is purely his choice. You have how much say in it.
you get to say nothing.
You get to be quiet.
And does he owe you an explanation for what he picks? No.
He picks Giblin, he picks a lawsuit Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you don't get to say why and why not? You don't get to say what one word describes. You don't get to say
is there a law chose I don't know why that said, Allah chose I'm happy with it. Done.
This was how Allah picks who.
This is how Allah picks prophets. The next ayah is about how Allah picks you and me to be Muslim.
Because you and I are Muslim, not because we were born in a Muslim family. Not because we were living in a Muslim country or whatever. We are Muslim because Allah decided that we will be Muslim. Allah chose us electrodes, every one of you. Why did you choose us to be Muslim? Which word for choice? Will he use? He says who was who
was a Hindu fella haka, jihadi, who was estaba con, or majali. config demon harbourage.
He has selected you HD Ba, What do you remember about HD about a choice based on what?
Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, that means that a lot let you and me become Muslim. Because according to Allah, you and I have certain
Whew. And I have certain qualifications.
Yep. It's in the Caribbean.
It's true. How do we understand this point, let me give you a silly example again.
So you can internalize what's going on here.
You go for a job interview. The job interview is has to do with programming. And you have no knowledge of programming, but you apply it anyway.
You just put it in your resume and you say, Nadella, he went on your own. And they call you.
They call you and you're sitting in the interview. And you're sitting there and yeah, and he's like, yeah, this is a lead programmer position, you must have 10 years of experience, you must know the following languages, c++, Java, blah, blah, blah. And you're like, I know, ABC. And
you know, under technical skills, you wrote down Google, like,
and this guy is going on and on and on about the technical requirements for this job. And you're sitting there going,
when is this painful torture going to end? Let me just go home, I'm embarrassed enough as it is. Clearly, in the first one minute, I knew I'm not qualified. But this guy keeps explaining the job more and more and more, he won't stop it. Please stop and let me go home and cry to myself, please. I need to go now. He stops describing the job description and says, Okay, well, congratulations, you start tomorrow.
And the interviewer says to you, listen, I know you think you're not qualified. But I've been doing this a long time.
I know you can do this.
I know a good learner when I see one.
You don't see yourself as an excellent employee here. But I know what my experience tells me you're going to do the right job. I believe in you. The interviewer believes in you more than you even believed in yourself.
Now let's go back to the last panel.
Does any one of us think a lie like he deserves to be thanked?
No. It does any one of us praise to Allah. Like he deserves to be prayed to. Nope. Anyone remember a lot like he deserves to be remembered? No. Allah says here's the job What did he do for Allah He haka jihad, he struggle in the path of Allah with no goal in front of you except Allah. Like he deserves to be struggled for
struggle like he deserves it. I'll put it in easy English struggle. do my work like I deserve it. Allah is saying is that an easy job description or a hard job description? That is an impossible job description. Nobody can do haka jihadi, that's impossible.
Allah says do it like is worthy of Me.
Do it like I would deserve it. I can't give a love what he deserves. That's impossible. So by saying this, he necessarily made me unqualified.
When he started the ayah he declared the job that is impossible. Therefore I am by definition, unqualified. So I am ready to walk out the room and he says, who register back home. He based on your qualifications selected you.
And I said
I can't do it. I mean, you see some qualification in me. I don't even see it in myself. I can't do it. Allah says relax. One jar Allah Allah confit. Dini? minha. Raj, he did not put any difficulty in the religion for you at all. Relax, I'll make it easy.
I know, it's I said in the beginning, you have to struggle like I deserve it. I know. That's impossible. And I know I picked you. And now he's letting you know. By the way, by the way, I'll make it easy.
I wouldn't make anything hard on you relax. So now even though the job is impossible, Allah says he will make it easy. So I become calm again. I say, okay, okay. I can do this. Because Allah said he will make it easy. He will remove all difficulty from it. So I calm down for a second. Then he starts describing the job and he says mill data become a Brahim. By the way, you are on the same train and the same legacy and the same struggle as your father. Who which Prophet did you hear? Abraham? Oh, Allah just told me it's not going to be hard at all. And then he told me by the way, you're gonna be just like Ibrahim.
That wasn't hard at all.
Jumping into a fire and giving up.
Take a knife. Take your son.
I want to do that all the time.
Tell your father and get kicked out of the house. Go become homeless. Go stand up to a tyrant ruler.
sacrifice your family in the middle of a desert.
Does this stuff sounds easy?
Doesn't sound easy to me.
And Alice has just now he told me it's not gonna be hard and he reminds me of Abraham Alexa. And by the way, I think jumping in the fire must have been easier. But putting the knife to your child's neck.
How he did that
was beyond me. was beyond me. Even even a knife to the child's like forget the knife the child's neck. Taking your family in the middle of a desert
with a baby and leaving the wife and baby there.
That to me, have you ever gone on a trip with your family?
If their kids in the back What do they do?
on a drink water? Give me some water give me some juice. Dude, you don't have to go to the bathroom because I drank too. What juice?
the real Jihad v. Sabina love for you and me is the road trip itself.
So hard with children? Which which kind of air conditioning did his camel have?
When they're going on the road trip in the desert with a baby?
You know the wife 600 babies really hot? Can you turn it on more?
Can you roll lower the window? told you it's a bad idea. And his wife is going with the baby in the middle of a desert. And they go and they sit in the middle of the sand. And he says
that sound easy.
him having to walk away from that.
And then that same son he years later he's grown up now the father comes back and there's a reunion. And the son doesn't say you're the one who left us in the middle of the desert right there.
Thanks a lot for that we're okay now. What do you want me to do? Well, what do you what do you want me to do? Oh, you wanna you?
Want to an amazing family?
It's an amazing family. If mother son says do whatever you've been told to incredible thing.
So now Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is being compared to my struggle.
I brought this up because none of it sounds easy. And actually all of it sounds impossible. All of it by definition sounds impossible. But the lesson here is profound. A lie is telling you and me If Allah can make the impossible easy for Ibraheem alehissalaam what are you going to complain about? What excuse do you have? Do you have to jump into a fire? Am I asking you to do that Ally's asking, What am I asking you? I'm not asking much from you. If I can make those impossible things easy. You got no problems at all middle gotta be coming for him.
Amal Kumar is the one mg Muslim Subhana Allah. This is ht bar.
The point here is every single Muslim, every single Muslim who is either born in a Muslim family or came and took the Shahada, every single one of them, Allah sees something in them that is worthy of struggling for him. Otherwise you would not be you would not have the honor, I would not have the honor of saying La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, these words are not cheap. They are a gift from Allah. And it is not given freely.
It is not given freely.
Especially the young audience here you have to ask yourself, what is it that Allah sees in me that maybe so far I haven't even seen in myself? Because the last season in me because he says this debacle, it must be there, I better find it and then I better put it to use for his Deen
I better do something good with it.
I better find what it is. And no two people have the same skills. No two people have the same contribution. You know, I asked me to talk I can talk forever asked me to do some administrative tasks, I will destroy your organization
asked me to be in charge of communications, you will have a blackout. You know, there are things I'm good at and there are things I'm terrible at. There are things there there are people who are people of research, there are people of you know, administration there are people of contract or contributions in writing.
There are people who can contribute in different ways you have to find which way are you going to contribute in that's all inside which debacle
Okay, do you have the stamina for 10 more minutes you can handle it. Alright, so we'll do this one more.
We can do this one more.
There are two words for the heart in the Quran. There's and there's for
college and for adult right there on the screen for you. Again for the two of you now that are taking notes.
The numbers are decreasing Caleb
is heart and God
is also heart.
They're both used in the Quran.
The word for odd is unusual. The word colobus typical, the word called is basically used for the heart It comes from the collar which has to change because the heart is constantly changing, shifting position beating and also figuratively your feelings are always changing. Your emotions are changing. So that's illustrated in the word for odd comes from roasting for other for other lamb to roast meat on an open flame. To put the flesh under intense temperature is Latin for eat roasted flesh. The idea of a heart being roasted is the idea of a heart intensified fired up. In other words, when your emotions are excited when you are extremely angry, or you are extremely scared or
you're extremely courageous or you're extremely happy any extreme emotion What do you use for odd under normal circumstances What do you use? Okay.
So there are two examples of it one one I will give you now before the break and one inshallah with Allah after the break when we come back. One example of I don't want to give you is in a seminar, when basara when father who Luda Cana and houmous Allah. Allah says no doubt about it, the seeing, or the hearing and the seeing and the odd, each of them will be interrogated. As far as with him, each of them will be asked about meaning on Judgement Day, you will be asked about what you heard, you'll be asked about what you saw. And you will also be asked about your heart, but which kind of heart did elimination in the
fluid, fluid for others normal, harder, excited heart. It's an excited heart. So why I mentioned the excited heart and desire. Just one or two benefits of that I want to mention to you now, in the United States, we have an interesting genre and industry really, of, you know, medical psychology, clinical psychology. And it's playing a role also now in the judiciary system.
So for instance, there's a driver who is driving at 120 miles an hour, and the police are running after him. And eventually they catch up to him.
And when they catch him, they not only drag him out of the car, they give him a few beat downs. And it's all caught on video. And he sues them because it's police brutality. And the police lawyer then makes the case that at high speeds, the adrenaline is high in the body. And so there are certain chemical reactions in the brain that make you become more aggressive. And so it wasn't the police officers fault. It was the chemicals in his brain that beat that guy.
There's a medical explanation for why that happened.
Don't hold them responsible. I'll give you another example.
Sometimes, you've had a bad day at work, gentlemen, you've had a bad day at work.
And when you've had a bad day at work, and you got stuck in traffic,
for a long time, you finally get home.
She's been home,
when you're in a bad mood, who gets to receive your bad mood
is the victim.
So she opens the door. I don't know, if I told you the story before, I don't care if I did, I'll tell you again.
She decided that she's going to dress nicely for you.
And put makeup on and make your favorite dish and put a candle light at the dinner table. She even took her glasses off.
But you're in a bad mood. Because you were stuck in traffic and your boss was yelling at you, and you didn't finish your task in time and all of these problems. So you open the door. And she's standing right at the door and so on.
But you're in a bad mood. So what do you do? You look at her face. And you say,
you think taking your glasses off makes you look better?
And she says no. Taking my glasses off makes you look better.
But anyway, so you guys have a fight, whatever.
things aren't good. Words are exchanged.
He starts eating the food. And he says, is the economy that bad? You couldn't put some more salt in here?
Is it really that difficult?
You know, I specifically asked you for water, why are you giving me orange juice, etc, etc. And she says, Well, you know what, if you really want orange juice, go squeeze some oranges yourself. And then he gets angry at her and he walks out of the house.
He's walks out of the house, then it comes back after two hours.
She's already lying down pretending to sleep.
So he comes over and he says hey,
she doesn't say anything. Hey, I know you're awake.
And she goes, What?
Hey, come on.
Okay, fine, whatever. No, no, sorry.
No, no, you don't understand. I had a long day at work. I got stuck in traffic. My boss yelled at me. I was so stressed out. That wasn't me. That was my fraud.
This is me.
Hope you're understanding the point I'm trying to make.
Sometimes, we misbehave. We speak in appropriately, we lash out in anger, we do things that we shouldn't have done. And we say, Well, that wasn't really me. That was I got really excited at the time.
So you can't hold that against me.
It was in the heat of the moment.
And so people say that when they are really angry, they say things they don't mean.
Or when they're really excited. They do things they shouldn't have done.
But you can't hold it against them. Because that's not fair. Because that wasn't my column that was just my for so don't hold my father against me was excited times, you know, what can I do? And the law says, not in my court.
Not in my court. I will interrogate you about your hearing, and your seeing and your facade, so you will not be able to justify your behavior. Sometimes there are fathers who are so angry with their sons, they yell and the scream and the abuse and the insult. And then the son is like almost suicidal and he's lying down in his bed. 18 year old boy crying in his bed, and his mother comes up to me at 10 and says, you know your father loves you. He's he gets like that sometimes. It's okay. He just gets like that sometimes. There is no he gets like that sometimes with Allah, there is no explanation. Oh, it's just this slide. That's the old way of saying, No, no, there's no
justification. You know, he doesn't really mean it.
He doesn't really mean well, it got recorded anyway. And you'll be asked and you'll get the same kind of a lot. You know, a lot I get like that sometimes.
What can I do? Some problem. There are some young men who have a very hot temper. Really hot temper easily just flare up. You're playing some sports talk.
somebody looks at you wrong. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hold me back. Hold me back.
You don't know bro when I get angry bro I just I become the Hulk. I don't even know what happened. I don't remember anything like okay, yeah. So you're blaming her for art again. The the point of the IRA is one of the points of the idea is we do not get to blame our excited emotional states to justify our behavior.
You don't get to say I was really scared. That's why I lied. Not good enough. I was really angry. That's why I hit you. Not good enough.
Not good enough your four ad is going to be interrogated. It's not off the hook. SubhanAllah the the analysis of the Quran of why people misbehave is so precise.
If only was mentioned, then you might get away with something
for others mentioned so you don't get away with anything. So