Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - The Gulf Tour
This lecture is about the demise of Iblis from Allah’s favor and the rise of Prophet Adam as the inheritor and successor on Earth.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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once again salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
I would like to first start by saying that it's an incredible honor to be here. I'm extremely, extremely excited to be here. And I would like to thank not only ima but the entire administration of this machine and Awqaf itself, for opening this opportunity for myself and for all of you. I pray that allows them which makes this a beneficial evening. And I pray that I'm able to communicate to you what I strongly feel needs to be communicated to you.
I am trying my best to try to address subject matter in these lectures as I travel that I have not addressed before that I think is very important for Muslims to hear.
And so I want to give you some introductory comments. And those are that we believe that the book of Allah has solutions for all times, that this is not a book of stories. This is a book of guidance that will last forever and ever.
And so it's when a lot talks about something that happened a long time ago. It is not only information about history, it is actually something that we can use right now. That is something that not only we can use, but we desperately need right now.
And so I wanted to take this evening in Sharma huhtala, and address one of the most incredible, incredible stories in the entire Quran. And that is the story of Adam alayhis salam.
And my you, you guys that have listened to my lectures before you know that I don't actually talk about all of the ions from all the different places. I like to take one place in the Quran and try to pay attention to how I must speak about this issue in this one place to give it its due. And so what I'm going to share with you even though Adam alayhis salam has been talked about the story comes up seven times in the Koran. The first time that it comes up in the order of the must have is inserted on Baqarah. And so I'm going to be sharing with you some lessons from Surat Al Baqarah. Now, it was said that I will be taking 90 minutes that depends on you, if I see you sleeping, it
will be 20 minutes. Okay, did you hear me that? Okay? Raise your hands for me.
Okay, so I know you can hear me okay, good.
when this talk is over, there are supposed to be some question answer sessions and things like that. But let me tell you personally, one of something that's very important to me, it's very important to me that I get a chance to say Salaam to as many of you as possible, because this is also a Sunday wire messengers on the lamotta he was just because I'm on the mic and the cameras are pointing this way doesn't make me any better than you. You are Muslim and I am Muslim woman. So Nicola mandai, Allah Muhammad Ali handwerk, Allah in many million Muslims are gonna be better than someone who just declares that they're among the Muslims. I am no different from you like you are no different from
Allah azza wa jal has made us this is the beauty of Islam that he made us equal. He reminded humanity that all human beings are equal. So within Islam, also, all of us, all of us are equal, all of us. And so I want to, you know, I'm not going to try to leave quickly and things like that. I'll try to stay behind as much as I can. Don't
Rashmi and crush me.
Let's try to have as many normal conversations as possible inshallah tada but I'd love to hear from you in sha Allah. I know there's a few 1000 of you and there's only one of me so please take it easy. Okay, if you want to give me a hug, try not to because that's a lot of hugs.
So, so I would like to leave with my back still intact anyway.
What I want to share with you this evening inshallah was the story of Adam alayhis salam I'll start something a little bit before well, but Sheila Lena Armando Amina, funny ha
ha capital and how Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah, give congratulations to those who believe Muslims give them Congratulations, those who do the few good things. Let's start with that. Allah is not asking us to do a lot of things he's asking us to do only a few things that's captured in the word a slightly hard is called Jim. Okay, learn Arabic. And melongena.
Okay, I'll sleep so in Java. Okay. I'll try to speak more slowly.
I'm not home, Jonathan Lee, herb, that they are going to have gardens at the bottoms of which rivers are going to flow This is the promise of a lot to every single Muslim. Please understand, in these ions. Allah azza wa jal speaks to the Muslims. He commands the profits on the long run and he was allowed to give Muslims good news. He commands This is a command from Allah to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Muslims should be given good news that they have gender, they have gender.
How many times Muslims hear the message that they probably are not going to make it to agenda?
They hear a message that you know you're not a good Muslim. I mean, very few people will vote agenda you I don't know. Chances are you will, you know.
But Allah azza wa jal commanded His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
to issue a good news, good news to Muslims, not maybe they will and unknown. They have it. They have denied.
And so what I want you to remember, this is the only way I know that you are listening. I'm going to tell you three things about gender. And I'm going to ask you to repeat them. When the time comes, maybe 15 minutes from now, I will ask you to repeat them. So those of you that are sleeping, if the person next to you is sleeping,
okay, just give them a little elbow so that we come. Now, here's what you have to do. The first thing of agenda
is going to be fruits. Okay, good llama, Rosie Bowman, Harmon, Tamara 10. Any kind of fruit you want. You're going to get engine and this briefly I don't go into detail. First thing will be what?
I don't hear you. First thing will be what? fruits Good. Now you're awake. The second thing. The second thing Allah tells us after the fruits
is what a home he has largemouth Ohara they're going to have wonderful spouses marriage, they're going to have a great marriage in general.
First thing was what? fruits and the second thing is marriage in general. Here's the last thing well, home fee how Holly doin, they will live there forever. They will live there forever. So three things, fruits, marriage and living there forever. You'll remember that yes. Okay, this will be important a little bit later on. So stay with me.
Now, when Allah talks about Gen nine, he gives us this picture, he says, I'll go this part quickly again in the law, e
Ma, ba ba, ba ba, ba ba is not embarrassed to give you any kind of example.
Even if he gives you the example of a mosquito, he will give it to you. Why? Why is he not embarrassed to give the example of a mosquito?
A teacher, a teacher's job is to explain something.
And sometimes to explain something you need a big example. And sometimes you need a small example. Sometimes you need a serious example. Sometimes you need a funny example. The purpose is to make you understand a law is the best of all teachers. Well you only move como la la is going to teach you so he will use whatever example he can, whatever example he can to make sure you understand.
So sometimes even in my talks, if you've been listening to my talks, you know that I give a lot of silly examples.
But there's only one reason I do that. Because you have to give whatever example you can to make something easy to understand and that is actually a sunnah of
Allah in the Quran, he says he will not hesitate in giving any kind of example. But for some people, when they hear the example they criticize, why is he giving that kind of example, mother or the law will be Hassan, Hassan. What kind of example is this? I don't get it. Today we have a very difficult challenge in this lecture, we are going to try to tackle one of the most difficult problems human beings have ever had. The number one problem in philosophy, not only philosophy in the West, in Europe and in America, or in Australia, but also philosophy in India, philosophy and Persia, even philosophy in Jabalia times in the Arab world. There is one question that so many human beings have
had for so so long, that the it confuses them? And I'll tell you the question.
A lot of people ask the question, if Allah knows everything.
Why is it my fault?
Allah already knows if I'm going to do good, or I'm going to do bad. So how come it's my fault?
It's a very common question.
It's asked in Greek philosophy, it is talked about in Christian theology, it is talked about in the Muslim schools in the theological schools. How does the Quran answer that question? I'm going to start by telling you the story of Adam either he Salam answers that question,
the story of Adam alayhis. Salam has the Qurans answer to that question. And that's what we're going to try to understand tonight. So shavon doesn't get you with that one.
So you can give whatever example he wants. Yes, Allah will teach one of the most complicated subjects in philosophy through the example of Adam alayhis salam. And that is the hikma of among,
you know, philosophers, they write chapters and chapters and chapters of complicated material, to help you understand predestination, the problem of Qatar.
really complicated discussion, but the beauty of the Koran is that Allah makes things simple, clear, direct, and you will get it and hamdulillah that this is the the mercy of Allah terrafirma of Allah, that is we are going to try to understand why am I telling you this style? Remember, when Allah gives an example people say what, what's the point of that example? What's Why do you tell me this example and today, we will learn the example of who are the militia. And so we'll see the purpose of that example. Oh,
Allah says, but before I go on the Christian belief,
is that human beings were put on this earth as a punishment.
Adam, or Adam and Eve, they call it in the Bible, Adam and Eve, they ate from the tree, actually, they say Eve ate from the tree. Adam was good. Eve told him, Hey, let's go eat from the tree. And then he said, Okay, fine. And then she got him to do it. We don't we know better. We don't blame our mother.
The biblical version, the Bible's version, it blames our mother. And actually, that's where they get the word evil from, from Eve, they derive the word what evil because this is the first evil was done by the by Eve. So
this is actually not in the Quran. The Quran actually says the exact opposite. Who was the evil one?
At least shaitan was the evil one. And when Allah says they made, he made the mistake, Allah does not say that other mother is Salam was okay. It was our mother who made the mistake. No, he says, as Allahumma he made both of them slip. Both of them slipped, meaning Allah puts responsibility on both of them, not one of them. This is very, very important. Very important, actually, later on in biblical studies and Bible studies, between the Jews and the Christians. They blame women for a lot of evil. And they say it began with the story of Adam, women are evil.
And you know what's so sad? I think some Muslims think like that, too.
So Muslims think very, very badly towards women.
And they consider them evil. Even if it's not based on the story of Adam alayhis salaam, it is also a corrupt idea. Thank you. Okay. Now,
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to the angels that are in the jar, don't fill out the halifa. Please listen to this carefully. The first announcement about other money his Salaam is being given and who is listening. The angels are listening. And Adam has not been created yet. That is going to happen. This is before the creation a lot maiden and
announcement and the announcement is, I am going to make someone who will live generation after generation after generation on the earth. This is one of the meanings of the word Khalifa. You know what halifa means? Yakubu Babu Baba, which means some people will come, then some other people will come and some other people will come, like you are halifa, to your parents and their halifa to their parents, and they are delivered to their parents and you keep following.
So Allah will put someone on this earth who will live here for many, many generations. That is one meaning, and that is the plan of Allah, even before he created Adam alayhis salam, we were supposed to live on this earth, that is part of Allah's plan, you understand that much. that's point number one. Point number two, Khalifa means when somebody else was there, and you take their place,
somewhere, somebody else was there, they left and you take their place. And so from that, we learned that maybe, as we learned, from the Christian and Jewish accounts, that the earth used to have gym, evil gym, they used to fight with each other child theme, and replace them and replace them and we came after them. So the earth used to have evil and wars. And before we came, and Omar replaced the jinn with us on the earth. That was the plan of Allah. Let me ask you again, have the human beings been created yet? Or no?
Nope. This is an announcement before the creation? And who did he make this announcement to?
Now what did the angels say? When he says, I'm going to put someone on the earth? Who will stay there generation after generation after generation? Listen to the question of the angels are to attack geography have?
They said are you going to put someone in it? That is going to make a lot of corruption in the earth? Do the angels no human beings? know? Because the human beings haven't even been created yet?
How are the angels saying that he's going to make corruption? If he hasn't even been made yet?
How are they making that assumption? They're making that assumption because there's already someone on the earth who makes a lot of corruption was very corrupt. So if you're going to put someone else they're going to do the same thing. So the angels are assuming if people have made mistakes in the past gyms have made mistakes in the past, human beings will make the same mistakes in the future. That's their assumption. Let me tell you something, we make the same mistake. We think we have made mistakes in the past or Muslims have made mistakes in the past. So we're gonna make the same mistakes in the future. Now angels asked this question, I forgot to tell you one thing really
Where was Adam supposed to be?
But then Allah saying, where's he going to put other things in the jar? I don't fail.
Let me call in any jar I don't feel jannetty halifa. Polynesia don't fail, or the honeypot. This is very important. Allah said he did not create Adam for Jenna. He created Adam for what? The Earth? Where did I begin? I said, The Prophet said to you that you have genda Didn't I say that when I first started that you will have genda and how many things you will have agenda. Three, the you remember that? But now Allah says Adam is supposed to come Where? On the earth. You cannot have Jenna until you go through the earth.
You were supposed to go on the earth. The earth is part of the plan. The earth is not a punishment.
The Christians believe we live on the earth as a punishment. Muslims don't believe that, you know, some Muslims think Adam alayhis salam ate from the tree. And so Allah punished him and so he sent him to the earth.
So coming to the earth, for some people, it's a punishment. I am telling you Allah sent Allah put us on the earth before any tree or any fruit or anything. He already said you are supposed to be on the earth. That was part of the plan. That was part of the plan.
Oh, man, this is gonna get complicated. Listen carefully. I'm gonna give you an example because I am not ashamed to give you an example. Listen to my example carefully. Everything will start making sense. In Sharla.
There is a person who works in a company.
He works in a company and he is a secretary.
Very low job. First, you know, at the front desk, almost security guard kind of guy. Okay. He has to get shy for the boss.
He has to you know, drive his car and that's what he does.
But he works really hard and he gets promoted. And he goes to school and he gets promoted again. And then he gets promoted again. And then he gets promoted again. He serves in this company for 3040 years. And now he is the vice president of the company.
What was his first job security guard for the company? And now what is he? What did I say president or vice president? Vice President? That's a lot of promotion. He gave his whole life to this company.
Now, one, there's only one person who has a higher job than him. Who's that? The President. So the President walks into his office one day with a 15 year old boy.
And he says to him, Hey, listen,
this 15 year old boy,
he's our new vice president.
Go get him some Chai.
Now, the Vice President served in this company for 40 years, he got promoted and promoted and promoted and promoted. And all of a sudden, this 15 year old is going to be the vice president. Excuse me.
you can't. You can't do that to me. Who is he? what degree does he have? What qualifications does he have? What has he ever done?
He doesn't have he doesn't know anything. Look at what I have done. Look at what he has done. Look at my experience. Look at his experience. Look at my qualifications. Look at his qualifications. He does he has even graduated from school.
This boy doesn't even know how to spell his own name. You're gonna make him Vice President. I do not accept.
you feel bad for the vice president? Or no?
I would feel bad. If I wasn't the I wasn't the office watching this. I wasn't mad. This is not fair. Tour vice president.
He worked so hard. And all of a sudden he doesn't. Instead of getting a promotion, he gets this other guy. And he says, Go get him some tie.
What is this? But I'm not talking to you about a vice president at Why? Who am I talking about?
they deserve a lot before
that he got promoted. He got promoted even above the angels.
And all of a sudden this thing is made from dirt
and ruin and says this gets the promotion.
And if he says
no, you can't give him that. That's not fair.
What I'm trying to tell you is that the complaint of employees is logical. We will solve that problem later. But the first thing you need to know is that the complaint of employees is understandable. You will see it in an office.
You can see it inside enough as long as he does exactly the same thing.
That's the first problem. Here's the second problem.
Now imagine that you work in a company
and you live where in Kuwait.
And your company decided that they are going to transfer you
they're going to transform you from Kuwait. They're going to transfer you to say Lanka,
But they don't tell you.
They email the whole department. But they don't email you.
Everybody knows that you are going where? Were you going to go? I forgot. Tell me. Are you going to say alenka? Very good. Congratulations. Everybody knows the only one who does not know is who? You.
Okay. One day you come five minutes late.
You come to the office, how late? Five minutes late.
And your boss says, Can I talk to you for a second come in? You have come five minutes late. This is unacceptable. I am transferring you to Sri Lanka.
But wait a second.
The plan was always to send me to Sri Lanka. And then somebody comes and tells me Hey, listen, everybody got the email? You're going to say Lanka.
And you say why? Really? Yeah. You're going to say Lanka.
And you say, I don't want to go to Sri Lanka. I want to stay here. It says yeah, if you want to stay here, meet me in my office. It'll take five minutes. You'll only be five minutes late to work.
And so you're how late to work. Five minutes and when you're five
minutes late. Your boss calls you and says Why are you late? I will punish you and send you were
sorry, sir Lincoln's I don't mean sir. Look guys a punishment. I love Sterling.
But if you if you're being sent there you say, No, no, no, no, no, wait a second. You already decided you are not sending me because I made a mistake. You are sending me because that was your plan. It's not my fault. You were always going to do that. Yes or no?
And then you show him the email. Look, the email says you're sending me. You told everybody else. The whole department knows I'm going to be saying
but I'm not talking about you. And I'm not talking about Sri Lanka.
What am I talking about?
The Marlins, what did Allah tell the angels? I am going to send him were
on the earth. But other monies Salam did not begin his life on the earth. He began his life in
and then is living in Geneva he's told you can have anything you want. The only thing you cannot have is 1131 fruit from this tree you don't have that. Everywhere else you're free to go. Now it bleeds comes to him from solara. We learned it bleeds comes to him and gives him two options. Listen to these two options. And Hakuna Molokini otaku nama Halim. Listen, everybody got the email? You're supposed to go where?
But where do you live right now?
Jana, so you know what the only people who get to stay here who gets the proper visa here, there's only two kinds of people who can stay in Geneva. Either you have to be an angel.
Or you have to be permanent residents.
kaladin those are the only two people who have visa that they can stay permanently in China. And you know what, the only way to get visa is to eat from the tree.
That's why he doesn't want you to eat from the tree. Because if you eat from the tree, what's going to happen? Oh, then you will get permanent residents. You see, I'm telling you the plan is to send you to the earth is called escalon is Colorado Canon villarica in New Jersey don't fail, are the halifa. Now, Adam alayhis salam and our mother they eat from the tree or now
the from the tree.
And when they eat from the tree, what does Allah say?
A B to get down from here. Go here to the earth. Now I told you a little bit about Emily's and I told you a little bit about who are the let's compare the two of them think about this clearly. Because we have to reach some conclusions are them either his Salam was given a promotion Yes or no?
Yes, he was given a promotion even the angels had to do what? Such that he's given a promotion was never given a promotion. Yes, he was given a promotion even above the ranks of the of the angels. So they both had a promotion. Adam alayhis salam was honored by Allah Iblees was also honored by Allah.
Salam this obeyed Allah Yes or no? Yes. It leaves this Amidala Yes or no? Yes. Other than Salam. Before I go to Adam, Emily's Nana, Hola. Iblees has a logical complaint. Yes or no? Remember the promotion and the vice president? Does it please have a logical complaint? Yes. Adam
can also have a logical complaint. What's items logical complaint? Possibly?
Well, you were always going to send me to the earth. This is a trap.
I eat from the tree or don't eat from the tree, you were always going to send me you all you already knew I was going to eat from the tree.
Allah already knows what I'm going to do. It's not my fault.
You hear what I'm saying to you. Allah already knows what I'm gonna do. It's not my fault. The first human being that could have asked that question was the first human being.
So if leads can have a logical complaint, and Adam can also have a logical complaint, the difference is it believes it makes the complaint.
it bleeds complaints. He says conduct and even now.
He makes the complaint. But Adam alayhis salam does not complain. He says love Banana, banana, and vasana. He says no, it's my fault, even if it doesn't make sense to me, my lord.
Jake is limited because I am a human being. Allah knows way more than I do. Allah has way more wisdom than I do. I know that I got greedy. I know my fault. You know what happens when people want to blame Allah, they don't want to take responsibility. And Adam alayhis salam took personal responsibility. When people want to blame Allah, they will be like him leave. And when people take personal responsibility, they will be like who
the man is.
Adam was sent down yes or no
Iblees was sent down yes or no.
He was sent down to the difference. Adam was sent down on the earth, not as a punishment.
Not as a punishment, not as a humiliation. And I'll show you why. Because when Allah sent him down, he says, m n aka mini wooden amento bR budaya. Allah hopefully him well known when you follow my guidance, if it and if it comes to you, if you follow my guidance, you're not going to have any problems basically, they're not going to have any problems. Allah did not send you on the earth as a punishment. He wants you to enjoy a good life here, which I'm Allah comfy Hama is he put things here so you can live a good life. JOHN Earth is not a punishment.
tell you one more thing. Allah says well after the Karana Bani Adam, we gave nobility we gave respect to the children of Adam, that Allah give at least respect. No. So it believes came down
through disrespect. He's humiliated. But Adam came down but he is still honored. He is still honored you with me so far?
when we say that it's not my fault. A lot already knew what was going to happen. A lot controls everything online knows everything. It's not my fault.
I know I made a mistake, but it was it was destiny.
It was destiny was supposed to happen.
You know, God Allah who Masha? Allah,
Ma sha, Allah, he does I don't do anything. He didn't. Let me tell you something. It's very easy to understand.
If I walk over to you right now,
and I slap you.
Will you get angry? I think so. I'm not going to slap you relax.
But if I did, would you get angry? if somebody gets into a car accident with you? On purpose, they hit your car? Do you get angry?
And then they get out of the car? And they say no, no, that was the cutter Obama.
Do you believe that or no?
You say yes. You did it. You are angry at him or no? Yes. If you get angry at him and you say it's his fault, he hit my car. He punched me. You want him to be responsible? Yes or no.
You want him to be responsible.
But when you make a mistake, you say it's not my fault Allah should be responsible.
If you want other people to be held responsible, then you have to hold yourself responsible.
Employees does not want to take responsibility or the body salon accepts responsibility. The entire problem of destiny is one problem the problem of responsibility so all it is
people are hiding behind the excuse that it's not their fault. That's what they're hiding behind. It is their fault. I give you a beautiful example. musala is such a beautiful example. You know when he punched someone and they died, you remember the story. He points someone for what goes on who Mustafa Kobo
e punch someone he died. Let me tell you as soon as he punched someone and he died all masala in
a pod. This is from the work of shaitan
it was clearly an evil thing. So who did Musashi ceram blame?
He blames it on
but the problem is who punched him she didn't punch him who punched him
who punched him. So why is he saying I'm
actually in the next ayah he takes responsibility. He says I hold shaitan responsible but I also hold myself responsible. God are a bee in me. Welcome to Neff. See
I blame myself I wronged myself, I made a mistake. He admits his mistake. Some people like to blame shame on some people like to blame Allah be the only person they don't blame
themselves. This is the big lesson from the story of other mothers.
Both sides can make a logical complaint. Sometimes you will study things in the Koran, you don't understand them. But even if you don't understand them, you know they come from Al Hakim, they know that you know they come from someone who knows everything.
So now, my first comparison was between Adam and who believes. Now we're going to do our second comparison. My second comparison is going to be between the angels. And Adam. The second comparison is between who the angels and the mother and Sarah.
When Allah said he's going to make a halifa on the earth, what did the angels say? I mean, now Aparna, what did they say? aloha when you see doofy ha, was frequently ma? One, no, no, sub B homie. chanukkah wa, Nakata? sulak.
Are you really going to put someone on the earth who will make corruption and he will spill blood? He will kill? He will murder he will do more. He will commit crimes. Are you really going to do that? We are already here. We do this. We have you? We already do this? We have you? Then the angels question. The decision? Yes.
Allah was gonna create the human being and the angels asked, Is this really a good idea?
they asked anything.
Now what do you know about angels? Do angels ever disobey Allah?
No. Do angels ever disrespect the law? No. The angels are always obeying the law in that way. Have I alone? Am I moron, they do whatever they're told.
And they are Muslim before and they're always doing this. We have a law. They never ever, ever disrespect a lot ever.
Well, how come they asked this question?
This question seems like they're questioning Allah. You know what we learned from this? We learned that when you ask questions about what Allah says.
When you ask questions about what Allah says, and you are respectful, there's a difference. There's a respectful way to ask a question. And there's an arrogant way to ask a question. When you ask questions, respectfully, that is not disobedience to Allah. You have the right to ask questions. When you don't understand something. If the angels can ask Allah, you can ask your shade. It's okay.
It's okay. Even a mark can be asked a question you understand? You know what happened? Now, nowadays, in so many places somebody is teaching you then they're teaching you Tafseer they're teaching you arcada they're teaching you a hadith. And you have a question.
That doesn't make sense to me.
Because I show you doesn't make sense to you.
Show some respect. Don't ask questions. Just listen.
We don't we are discouraged from asking questions, yes or no.
If somebody is asking questions, they say this is what was up from shavon.
Why are you asking questions? You have no right to ask questions. I say, a lie is teaching us that even angels have the right to ask questions. And we have been given a status above the angels or No.
We have been.
We have the right to ask questions, people.
We have the right to ask questions. But let me tell you, we have the right to ask questions. But Allah has the right to give whatever answer he wants.
Listen to me carefully.
Allah will give whatever answer who wants he wants. Sometimes we ask a question. And when our teacher answers it, we're not satisfied.
Does that happen? Or no? Your teacher answers the question you're like, That still doesn't make sense. It might happen. But Allah azza wa jal, when he answers a question, even if it doesn't make sense to you at first, you submit to a law and you come in submission and you will begin to understand if you say, well, you explained it, but I still don't understand and he will never let you understand. That is arrogance. Angels ask the question, and Allah says in the moon, the moon, I know what you don't know. I know something about either you have no idea about it.
mean what is the complaint of the angels? What is the problem with Adam? What is the problem with Adam?
He will do corruption and he will kill. Yes, he will do corruption and he will kill you know this is pseudo Baccarat. I told you right. This is Nathan Baccarat right after the story of Adam and Eve his salon is the story of Venezuela if you know that.
And when you read the story of bunnies like he is did they do corruption?
Did they do corruption? Does? Did they spill blood? Yes.
Speak una de Monaco.
La takuna enforcer Carmen de forma anthem ha, taco Luna and Masako. Allah describes in benissa in the story of Venezuela in that they did corruption and they spilled blood.
When I when you read the story of bunnies, like it makes you think, Hey, wait a second. The angels were right.
Because they said he'll be corrupt and he will spill blood. And that's what you read. And this was supposed to be the best nation Yes, it needs to come. I mean, I gave you preference over all other nations. So it makes you wonder what is
how can he sing he knows something the angels don't know. Because so far when you read certain Baccarat all you learn is the angels all right so far, it seems to me that indeed they were exactly accurate human beings will be corrupted human beings will spell right, even when you send them profits.
That unless anybody's buying profits,
even then, even then,
but then how did Allah make his point? This is amazing, guys. This is what I find so beautiful. What I love either melasma Aquila.
Allah taught Adam alehissalaam names of everything.
All kinds of names. Adam Ali Salaam was given vocabulary. He was given education. By the way, when he says asthma, asthma, asthma cola. You know what he's talking about? He's not talking about Quran and Sunnah. He's not talking about what he he's talking about mountains and trees and oceans and rivers and fish and horses. He taught him names of all the things, all the things that he will see where on the earth.
Allah azza wa jal taught other modern Salam language.
And actually, to this day, everything you study how many people are engineers in the audience? engineers show your hands, accountants, anybody, accountants, doctors or medical profession? medical profession, okay? Doesn't matter what or any how many students are in the audience? I mean, how many students are in the audience? Three students.
So listen, whatever you study, if you study medicine, if you study accounting, if you study engineering, does every one of those sciences have its own vocabulary? Yes or no.
It has its own vocabulary. It has its own terminology. The doctor uses certain terminology, the engineer uses different terminology. The accountant uses different terminology, right.
And you know what, all of that terminology came from some previous science, which came from previous science, which came from some previous science. And the beginning of all the terminology is the terminology Allah gave to other mother his every single science you are learning is a child of what was given to other monies.
It doesn't matter which book you're reading, physics, chemistry, history, philosophy, you know, anthropology, sociology, every word you are reading is actually a byproduct of the things given to automatic insulin is amazing. You know what that means? That means we have to have respect for all the sciences.
Because all of them actually, in one sense, or from among
all the sciences, you know, some young people come to me sometimes and say, I want to study being feasterville in law, I don't want to study dunia. I say what's wrong with you young look at what is wrong with you.
When you study science, you are also studying the heart of Allah. When you're studying history, you're also studying the path of Allah. We have to study Deen and we have to study dunya and we have to study them together because this is the amount of balance. Allah did not just teach us about gender. He also taught us about his world.
The Quran wants you to go and learn
and wants you to go and learn.
So though this Deen promotes education anyway, either Medina Salaam was taught and
have everything and Allah brings him before the angels are gonna only be a smarty hula in conference RDP. Now you tell me the names of these things, angels are being tested. Do you know the names of these things? And the angel says of harnack? Madonna?
No, no, no, sorry. You are too perfect. You we have no knowledge at all. We have no knowledge at all. Human beings know something. Angels don't even know it.
Human beings know science like angels don't even know that. Human beings don't terminology and vocabulary like angels don't even know it. This is something Allah gave exclusively to who? Adam alayhis salam and his children. That's what he gave us. Now, here's my logical question. Again, I keep asking you difficult questions today. Here's my next question. What was the complaint of the angels?
He will be corrupt. He will spill blood he will kill Yes. And Allah says, Let me give you the answer. Do you know the names of these things?
And we say no. We don't know the angel say we don't know the names of these things. There's your answer.
That's not an answer.
How does that answer the question that he will kill? How does that answer the question, then he'll be corrupt. Let me add something more. I told you the names given to Adam alayhis salam leads to all the science we have in the world today. Yes or no?
Now is science used to kill people?
Is it used to kill people? Yeah. Is science used to create corruption? Is technology used for evil reasons? Yes, it's used for good, but most of the time. It's used for evil
weapons. Sometimes they're used for good most of the time, weapons are used for evil. So even the names that he taught him didn't lead to good or evil most of the time, at least looks like it leads to evil most of the time. Allah says that's my answer. I have taught him I have not taught you. Why is that the answer? Allah is letting the angels known
that he knows the potential of human beings.
Human beings have amazing potential. And they will show like no other creation of Allah La called Hakuna in Santa Fe santaquin. The best of all creation in abouna mana, Allah tried to give the Amana this responsibility to the skies, the earth, the mountains for abena Ania mela ha nothing, no creation of Allah could hold the responsibility. But Allah gave the responsibility to which creature, human beings to become to take care of the earth. And to do it, even though they have a choice to the evil. And so far up until 2015. If you look at the history of the world, whether you look at Egyptian history, or you look at Babylonian history, or you look at Jewish history, or you
look at Roman history, or you look at Mongolian history, what does it look like? Did we do corruption or no? Did we spill blood or no, we did. So far we have failed. But Allah knows something we don't know. Um, I know something the angels don't know. What does he know? Here's what he knows. What can vaniqa jalna comb omoton wasa that is how he made you, the balanced nation, the middle nation, we know Muslims are supposed to prove to the angels that Allah was right.
Listen to what I'm saying. Allah said he knows something the angels don't know. Up until now it seems like the angels were right. But actually Allah knows there will be this one oma,
this one oma, that will be Shahada, Allah, they will be witnesses on to all of humanity, they will rise to the occasion, they will be the perfect balance between the men between dunya they will be the perfect balance between men and between women are going to be the perfect balance between the spiritual and the material. These people are going to be the ultimate example of balance.
And that's going to be us the Muslims because we have the most balanced book ever given that is the Quran. That's our responsibility. That's the story of Adam and Eve. The story of Adam alayhis. Salaam is actually talking about us. It's not talking about anybody else.
We have a right to ask questions, so we understand better because when we understand better, we learn to take responsibility. Remember I talked about responsibility, who didn't take responsibility,
and then other Malin Salaam took responsibility, and now it is the turn of this moment.
To take responsibility, because when a lot harder survived bunnies in, did they take responsibility or they failed, they failed. And then Allah taught us about the Qibla and making us into an oma because now it is our turn to take responsibility. It's our turn. So hon Allah it's such an incredible story that culminates in you and me. And you and me taking our roles panela last thing I want to tell you, and inshallah Tada, gonna open it up for questions. I don't want to make it like a too long of a lecture. I just wanted to present some of these ideas to you think what an amazing role you and I have to play on this earth. Every one of you, there are people in the audience that
do work on the street, there are taxi drivers, there are people that work in restaurants, there are people that are day laborers and cleaners. All of you have a responsibility, not just the wealthy, the poor, every human being, Allah gave every single one of us responsibility without any exceptions. And Allah honored every single one of us, because why should we hold our responsibility? Because when Allah sees that from you, you go back to the house that he made for you. You are only here temporarily. Another home.
Remember, in the at the end of my talk, talk, I was gonna ask you about three things. What does he give us in general?
What was number one?
fruits. What next?
Okay, what's last?
live forever. Now listen, Adam alehissalaam used to be where in the beginning? Where do you used to be? Jenna. For culinaria. Adam was gone. And tawas ojochal Jana. Live in Geneva. We will live in Geneva for what? forever. Adam was told, at least for now live in Geneva temporary. The first the first experience of Jana was temporary. The next experience of Geneva will be one permanent. Then he says you live and you live with your wife. The second thing he's told is live with your wife. He got married when we go to Japan. Now what was the second thing?
marriage. And it used when we were in Ghana, when Adam was in Ghana marriage was mentioned number two. Number one was living. Number two was marriage. For us. Number three was living. And number two was marriage. What was number one for us?
What was number one?
Any kind of fruit you want? Yes. Any kind of fruit you want. And number three for Adam was you can have everything but not any kind of fruit. Stay away from one fruit.
Yeah. So when we go back to Jenna, it will actually be better than other modern insulin founders.
It'll even be better because then when we go back Allah is not gonna say okay, well, this is the tree of Adam, don't go near this one. No, no, no. And the fruit, holy cow. How enjoy yourself. It's this beautiful balance in the story between what we are going to get and where the story began. This is the column of our life. So so beautiful, how things just tie together. Everything just ties together so hard Allah, this is the gift of a lot to this oma, well, ah, he people say the Muslims believe in the story of Adam and Eve, the Christians believe in the story of Adam and Eve. The Jews believe in the story of Adam and Eve. I challenge them. Do they have the story of our parents in
this beauty? Not even close. Not even close.
They have the they even took the basic story and corrupted it. But what we have is so much more powerful. And it answers so many important philosophical questions. It addresses the biggest problem of humanity, it reduces the entire problem of predestination to just responsibility. So just responsibility. And you will you and I.
How then this is my last part two minutes long, I promise you and this is not Pakistani, two minute, minutes, and Indian two minutes. This is American two minutes. So it's actually two minutes. Okay. Let me tell you what these two minutes are about.
How do we take responsibility?
How, okay, now I know I have to be responsible. How do I do it? How do I do it?
I am not going to tell you 100 steps. I just want to tell you one step.
When you do one step, then you come back to me. We'll have some lunch, and I'll tell you step two, but right now let's only worry about what step one.
When did the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam become a messenger At what age
40 and at the age of 40. He started doing Dawa. Yes.
He started doing that. Now.
Was he living in Macau before then?
Yes, that people know him before then.
What did they call him?
They used to give him some nice names. What were the nice names? They gave him
a sodic. I mean, did he ever talk to them about Islam before the age of 40? No. He did business with them. He lived with them. He was neighbors with them. He was friends with them. He ate with them. Yes. He talked with them every day. He helped them. He gave charity to them. That's all they had with him. for 40 years, the only thing they knew was a sodic. And I mean, and they knew that the most responsible person in our entire city is one person who is that Mohamad, they don't call him a pseudo liar. Someone lahardee.
that's your step one,
your step one, as an omen. My step one as an oma is we have to show the character of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, a sodic and an amine to the entire world. So when they think of Muslims, they think of someone honest. When they think of Muslims, they think of someone they can trust. Right now, it is so bad, we can't even trust each other.
We can't even trust each other.
We lie and we cheat. We lie and we cheat in business. We lie and we cheat in our families. We lie and we cheat in inheritance. Rely and we cheat in our jobs.
We lie and cheat in our tax forms. We lie we cheat. Every chance we get we lie and we cheat.
The guy who's in the store selling cloth you know the ladies they go to buy clothes, big Walkman guy.
I have to give it to you. I have to sell it to you for 100 because I bought it for 99
I will only make one the guy bought it for 10 but he has to make a whole story so he can get her to buy it for 99 Okay, okay, you just take it for 99 It's okay and he makes this whole store you can even sell something without lying how are we going to learn for the economy and for the entire world? We don't even think each other are Sadik enemy
we don't think each other are some of the enemy
you know when you go in the Muslim world somewhere not here anywhere in the Muslim world and you get an attack see
if they can tell I'm American
three times the price
is that? Is that is that Amanda? Is that Amana? You go to a mechanic Muslim mechanic Mashallah Muslim mechanic, I need an oil change, opens your car takes out the transmission you need a new transmission into
I don't know how he knows cars.
which people are lying to people who are dishonest to people. And then we talk about the dino Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Dawa to Islam, the Sharia Rasulullah sallallahu Wait a second, hold on 40 years first, step one. Step one, nobody thinks we're honest. Right now. Nobody thinks we're trustworthy right now. That is our priority. That is when that will actually make sense to people. Because before you even open your mouth, they love you.
They love you. This man will never lie.
I can trust him over anybody else.
This is what a Muslim is supposed to be. So many of your co workers are Hindu. So many of your co workers are Christian in this country. So many of your co workers or Buddhists, or maybe even atheists or agnostics. The only thing about Islam they know is not the Quran. They don't know the Quran, the only Islam they know is you. You are Islam to them. You are the ambassador of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So when you tell your coworker, I'll be there in five minutes.
Five minutes. I know this only five minutes.
Five minutes means some time today.
And the best one is you haven't even left home yet. And they call you Where are you? Oh, I'm on the way.
You're not on the way. You haven't even brushed your teeth.
You're driving from like another country. You're driving over three hours away. Hey, where are you? Are you coming? Yeah, just 10 minutes, three hours you convert them into you're not in a helicopter man. They're in a car.
Be honest, in these little things. If we cannot be honest in little things, then definitely we cannot be honest in big things.
And we cannot be
Honestly big things, we will not be ready for this responsibility. I know I took more than two minutes I'm going to stop. I'll give you guys an opportunity to ask whatever questions inshallah Tada. I hope that you guys benefited from this conversation with the law. I'm making lots and lots of offer all of you that Allah azza wa jal raise the status of the Muslims to where it's supposed to be. May Allah make you and your children your family's examples of civic and Amana for the entire world to see. May Allah bless the Muslims of Kuwait. May Allah azza wa jal put Baraka in every every ounce of your risk and keep you away from fitna and keep you away from the Quran. Allah azza wa jal
increase the love of the Muslims towards each other in this nation, that he they find each other, they have the soft corner towards one another. And they emulate the beautiful character of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Thank you so very much for listening. I'll take some questions now, particularly when it comes to them or even more warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
The question is about what happened in France. Everybody knows what happened in France.
You guys know what happened in France? Charlie Hebdo. Okay.
I have a few things to say about that.
And I think there are probably other questions about this, too. So I'll combine all of my thoughts on this issue in shallow tada and put them as, as briefly as I can.
There are two kinds of people who make fun of Islam. Please understand, there are two kinds of people who make fun of Islam. There are people who eat no matter what they know about Islam, they will still hate Islam, and they will make fun of Islam.
You can never impress them, you can never convince them.
These are the children of Abu lahab.
You can never convince them even if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is living next door, you cannot convince them.
The second kind of people that make fun of Islam knows nothing about Islam. They have no idea about Islam, all they know is the crazy behavior of Muslims.
That's all they know. And so they assume that the Muslims are crazy, because Islam made them crazy.
So they're actually not making fun of Islam. They are making fun of Muslims. Because Muslims do ridiculous things.
This is the first point there are how many kinds of people who make fun of Islam, to people who do it on purpose, and they're actually making fun of Islam. And then people who are actually criticizing Muslims through their humor.
That's the first thing. The second thing is that there is a difference between the enemies of Islam today. And the enemies of Islam at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Please listen to this carefully.
At the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the enemies of Islam were there because the suicide salon was inviting people to be honest. He was challenging corruption. He stood for justice. He was telling people that the slave and the slave master are equal, they have to stand in one line.
He was destroying the system of kurush and replacing it with the justice of Islam. They became his enemies, because he was talking about the truth.
And every time you meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and every time you meet a Sahabi of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will get the same exact message of truth, not only in their speech, but also in their practice, and that he that some people hated it. And so they became enemies of Islam. Today, do the Muslims have enemies? Yes. But Muslims have enemies for political reasons, for economic reasons, for social reasons, for business reasons, but they don't have enemies to Islam, because we are the champions of justice, and we stand tall for the oppressed. They don't know anything about that. We don't do that. And we have enemies but for different reasons, you
understand? So what people do sometimes is they compare the enemies of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam of that time,
to our enemies of this time,
to different things because they are enemies for two different reasons.
You cannot do compared to things that happen for two different reasons. Now, how do we respond?
The first thing is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah says about him or a foreigner naka de Perak. We raised your mention every single day when the event is recited
And somebody recites eyeshadow and Muhammad Rasul Allah. If the sound goes in your ear, what do you say?
Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam, every single second of the day, somewhere in the world, there is a dawn happening. And somebody is saying something Allahu alayhi wa sallam, we are elevating the mention of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. 24 724, seven, not by one person, billions, billions of people. And on top of all of that, that's just human effort. But on top of all of that, in Allaha, will melodica who you saw Luna nebby, Allah and the angels are sending Salawat upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so I am trying to raise his status. But Allah Himself raises his status, and all the angels raised his status. So when one idiot of a human being when one dog
barks, it takes nothing away from the dignity of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam it is as stupid as thinking that a dog is somebody spitting at the sun.
When you try to spin it, the sun, it will come on your own face.
You cannot make fun of pseudo law.
It is impossible
is impossible. We have to learn to adopt the attitude of Rasulullah himself. Some Allahu alayhi wa sallam, his name is Mohammed. But when they criticize him, and they they made fun of him, and they call them mme.
on him, call them with them. He said, she's talking about someone else.
He just said, I don't know who that is. She's talking about someone else.
He did not say How dare you call me with a no, no, no, no.
Don't worry. Let it go. You don't have to? Let me tell you this. If a dog is barking at you, you're walking on the street, a dog came rough. What do you say are your growth?
When a dog is barking at you, what do you do? You leave it alone? You leave it alone? Let these dogs bark. Let them bark. Actually, when you answer them, then they get louder. And then more dogs show up.
These people need attention. They need attention. That newspaper had a few 100 few 1000 distribution.
After the Muslims protested.
After the Muslims did this idiotic thing. They did something that was who would never allow someone to sit down and they killed these people.
Did they honor the Prophet?
Now that same cartoon that some few 100 people saw has been seen by millions, if not billions of people, these people think they helped the profits in the long running center. They spread the problem way more, they helped the advertising more than anybody could have done more than anybody could have done. Actually, the people who made fun of their suicide salon did a crime. But the Muslims did far bigger crime far bigger because they spread it all over the world.
They're even people saying, Hey, I don't know what this card is. Let me see. Even the Muslims are looking at it. Don't look at it. Don't look at it. Don't spread it. Because even when you click the video, or click the fan page or whatever, just to see, I'm not a fan. I just want to see what they did. Then you are adding to the headcount. Yes. So it looks like it has 10 million hits or 15 million hits or whatever. And you know what happens on the internet, right? when something has a lot of hits. And you say let me look at it as a lot of hits. So you are supporting it, even if you're against it. The best thing to do when a dog barks is what?
ignore it. This nonsense will continue and will law he much worse than this has already been done. It's been done. And it's not new. It's been happening since the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we need to understand first of all, this does not affect anything. Then the next point, the next point is am I offended? Absolutely.
Absolutely. I am offended. Are the Muslims supposed to be offended? Absolutely. I have a suggestion.
I have a suggestion that Muslim organizations, Muslim governments, Muslim institutions, bring lawsuits. Take these people to court for defamation. If the Jewish community in Europe can ban the conversation about the Holocaust. You cannot deny the Holocaust in Europe. You go to jail.
They say they have freedom of speech until you talk about the Holocaust.
In America, you have freedom of expression until you burn the American flag.
There are some things they will not let you do. Every society has some things that are offensive to them. Muslims are no different. This is offensive to us. But I am arguing we have to learn to speak their language. These people, they don't worship anything except money. All they worship is what money when we protest, and we make a lot of noise. We give them publicity. And when they have more publicity, they make more money.
But when we take them to court, and we sue them for millions and millions of dollars, they lose their money. We need to learn to learn to learn the language language of attack, we need to become more sophisticated in our attack. Protests will not do anything except help them it will help them and they you will you know, right they've been doing this for a long time now.
They made one cartoon the day the Danish cartoons you remember those? then this happened? Then you had the YouTube video? More protests than you have Charlie Hebdo and you know what, this is not going to be the last one because they know they can get the reaction out of the Muslims every time so they will play with us every time
we are falling into their game. We have to understand the game and played smarter than them and not be reactionary. This is this is what I think
this is what i think i'm not saying do nothing but I'm saying react but react intelligently react collectively react in a sophisticated way.
This is what we have to learn to do. We have to mature our response and child longtime.
Other questions? sisters have questions or no sisters on speaking quick.
Okay, Hey, everybody who's standing up there just sit down for a little bit. Relax.
Very good. The sisters have a mic No they don't. Can we get them a mic? See if you can get on my control. Anyway any other brother Have a question? Yeah, I'll take two more inshallah. Yeah.
What is the
what is the prospect of Islam and Muslims and the West in light of all the anti Islam? machinery?
I live in the West. Let me tell you, Islam has amazing prospect in the West. Amazing prospect in the West. Muslims in the West, and May Allah protect them
and preserve them. Something really amazing is happening in the West.
When this Charlie Hebdo thing happened, I live in Texas. I live in Texas, you know, Texas, like shoo, shoo in Texas. Okay. Oh, in Texas. We had a we had a rally for Muslims stand with the Prophet stand with the Prophet. And when we had that rally for Muslims, only a few 100 Muslims came.
Some people showed up from you know, some small towns in Texas.
Have you ever seen biker gangs?
These people that have glasses, tattoos on their arm, leather jacket, big Harley Davidson motorcycle, seen those guys. They showed up?
They showed up, go back to your country
and made a lot of noise. They brought guns with them just to show off. Just to show off. We're not going to do anything. But you know what? The media side.
And these people, even Americans think they're crazy.
Yeah, even Americans think they're crazy. So you know what happens in the media. Now the people who are anti Islam look crazy.
This is a good thing.
This is a good thing. It's not a bad thing. Let them make more noise.
It'll show how intolerant they are. They believe that the Muslims are extreme. Muslims are violent. Muslims are intolerant. What are you?
What is this?
Let the film speak for itself. There are and by the way, some amazing people are rising to the occasion in the West. The conversation about Islam is not one way.
You know what happened in Texas, the Muslims went to the statehouse in Austin, the Capitol Hill in Austin.
And one of the governors of one of the cities in Texas he said all the Muslims of America that are like American citizens
Muslims should declare their loyalty to the American Constitution, and they should make public statements that they don't believe in jihad.
He said that that all Muslims should do this. We did not answer him. Muslims did not answer him. The non Muslims answered him.
The non Muslims answered him. He said, Okay, you know what, let's ask all white people to denounce the Ku Klux Ku Klux Klan
and declare their loyalty to the United States Constitution. Let's ask all the Cuban Muslims to denounce communism, because they might be from Cuba, and denial and declare their loyalty to the Constitution. What are you talking about? This is ridiculous. We didn't say the non Muslim said it. The non Muslim said, you know what happened in Australia. This girl was scared. Because she was riding in the train. She was scared to wear her job. And she took it off. And somebody came to her and said, Don't worry, keep it on, I will ride with you. And that started trending on the internet. There's this is an opportunity. If, if we can take advantage of this opportunity, this is actually
an opportunity to raise awareness about Islam. I'll give you one last story. My favorite story. This is a recent story from last week.
A Christian woman from Texas, lives in Japan in Tokyo. She's in Japan in Tokyo. she emailed me.
She says when the Charlie Hebdo incident happened. And there were so many protests. I became curious. So I looked up on you know, and protests on YouTube. And I found your video, she told me she found my video. So I watched your video. And I became very impressed with the Koran. So I started you know, learning Quran from Vienna TV, I subscribed to Vienna TV, and I'm, I'm watching your lessons on the Quran. She started by saying she's Christian. At the end of her email. Thank you for introducing me to Allah and His messenger.
She became Muslim.
She became She told me she watched so many videos, she lost all the data on her phone.
You know, that's what she was emailing about, could you make them less heavy because there's too much data on my phone. That's where it even was, you know what I'm saying? It looks bad on the news. But the reality is, this is opening an opportunity for people to actually discover what our Deen is, is really about, which means we have to take responsibility and open that conversation with our Muslim non Muslim friends and neighbors and shout out to Allah. Speaking of which, there are a couple of tables outside. For those of you that are how many people here don't speak Arabic. Don't speak Arabic Show of hands. Most people Okay, good. You don't speak Arabic. It's okay. Me neither.
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I'll take one last question. And then I'll ask her permission. Yeah.
That angels when they ask for a law that you will be you will be punished for it and he's going to make a feature on the earth.
he can say that.
Yeah. So what my question is, by size and by current eating, we know that the animal and other life forms have been on for
years and years and have been feeling loved.
There are the future, already existing, more spending. And moreover, you said that, the police a policeman clean
the problem is with a feature, which was given to the
employees. So that the feature of
the feature of what?
proud? Yes, yes. Okay.
Good questions. Excellent question in regards to your first question, which was once again about the, you know, other animals and other species being on the earth spilling blood,
the conversation in the Quran of spilling blood being an evil thing actually has to do with creatures of conscience.
The Quran, the Islamic viewpoint, is the conscious creatures are angels, human beings and jinn, these creatures have choice. conscious decisions, a distinction between right and wrong.
A lion has no distinction between right and wrong, it has a distinction between lunch and dinner. All it has. So that's it's not a crime for a lion or an alligator or whatever else to eat, what it eats, you understand, but creatures that have a moral compass, and these three have a moral compass
have that problem? They, especially human beings in gym, because they are designed by a lot to have choice. Okay, now the tears, which is what the concern was, the concern wasn't about the animals, it was actually more likely about the gyms beforehand. Now, in regards to your second question, remind me again, what was it again?
pride. Yes, pride is a feature of a belief that a lot of put in a lie actually says about human beings to Allah Maha Fujiwara Ha,
ha ha. This is a responsibility Allah gave to a creature before us if
you have the opportunity to, to have pride. And you have the opportunity to have humility. Now, let me tell you, we are not supposed to be 100% humble. And we're not supposed to be 100%. Proud, we are supposed to find the balance between both of those things. Let's understand the spectrum on the one spectrum is tried. And on the other spectrum, his end of the spectrum is humility, you understand that? And what's in the middle, in the middle, there is confidence, confidence that on the one hand, you know your weaknesses. But on the other hand, you are also confident in your abilities. Yes, you're realistic about them. Like, when I'm speaking to you in this audience of 1000s of people, it
requires confidence, yes or no. When requires confidence. But on the other hand, if I start thinking of myself as better than you, then that would be a form of what arrogance, too much confidence becomes arrogance. And not enough confidence becomes weakness, like I won't be able to speak, I'll get too nervous, I have to find the balance between the two, the responsibility given to the gym that they failed, that he failed in was he was supposed to be able to balance those two sides of the equation, he wasn't actually reasonable in his prime, human beings will have to also learn that balance. Allah gave us both of those sides. And we are the only ones that have to find that balance
ourselves. It's a struggle. That is the struggle of this life, finding balance between the two extremes. On the one hand, we have anger. On the other hand, we have love, we have to have balance. On the one hand, you have patience, right? And on the other hand, you have, you know, gratitude, you have to find balance between these things. in virtually every quality of life. There are two extremes. And that is actually what the Quran promotes is the finding the fine tuned balance between two extremes understand, and that's essentially the problem of Emily's the quality was given to him. But the issue was, it wasn't the only quality given to him. He was given something exactly on the
opposite end, too. And he was supposed to mitigate and negotiate between both of them, he failed to do so. Okay. And he was given the ability to balance that too. It's not like he didn't have that ability. You can see he got overwhelmed. Yes, he got overwhelmed. People get overwhelmed, but they also have the ability to calm down. You know, that's what makes us human. Unlike animals who can't control themselves. Human beings can control themselves, they can hold themselves back. We are capable of that. That is what makes us fundamentally human shallow. Tada. Okay, there's some sisters questions. I'll take those and we can talk off the mic to inshallah, does any decree that befalls on
us, should we blame ourselves or Allah? Listen, listen, listen, listen, everybody. Listen. When something bad happens to you. I'll say that again. So you're listening. When something bad happens to you? That is not because
You are a bad person.
When something bad happens to you, that is not because you are a bad person.
It happens because it is a test from Allah. The only time bad things happen, and that's because you're a bad person is in the era.
The bad things happen to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam? Yes, yes. He's the best person.
You should not look at your life experience and say this is because I'm a bad person. Now. That's the first thing. The second thing. Sometimes it might be a punishment from a mob, but you will never know. You will never know.
Are there floods in the world?
Yes. Are there earthquakes in the world? Yes.
Was new highly Saddam's nation flooded?
Yes. So there is a flood that happened at the time of new and there's a flood that happened last year? Yes.
people died from a flood at the time of new people died in 2014. Yes or no. But the people who died at the time of new hunting and Salaam, it is absolutely clear it is because of the sins of people because Allah revealed that and they had a messenger among them. And that's why they got punished. But when people died because of a flood in 2014, there was no messenger, there was no revelation. We don't know why they died. Maybe they died and went straight to Geneva. Maybe it's from Allah. Some people in it were evil. Some people in it, we're good. We have no idea. We cannot say these people got a flood because they're evil. This is wrong. This is wrong. So we have to understand trials
happen. Bad things happen sometimes. And they are what the reason behind them. Sometimes only Allah knows we're not going to know. We will not know. Just like the angels can't understand everything. Just like Musa alayhis salaam with his or can't understand everything. Sometimes Allah does things in this world, we cannot understand. The one thing we do know is well, I never wanna come, you know, Allah will test you. And he will test you with good and he will test you with evil. Sometimes they'll test you with good things, and sometimes they'll test you with heart hurtful things or harmful things. So we have to try to find that balance between them. We allow someone to give us
true reliance on him. Thank you so very much for being patient with me this evening and listening does not come alone. Hayden. I'll stick around to say sometimes to you guys, inshallah. Tada. And my apologies to the sisters that I couldn't see or ask you questions. Typically, I'd like to give you an opportunity. If I get a chance. Maybe I'll be outside you can ask some questions.