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We're going to try to take a deeper look at is number 51 and 52 today hopefully that's my agenda for this afternoon. And we begin with the if it seems very simple at face value in the lobby, boo boo Hadassah. These are the words of SRT, ceramtec his people. And he's saying certainly Allah, He is my master and your master all of you. So worshipping, thus worship Him and, you know, be in servitude and slavery to him. How does a lot of Muslim This is a straight path. That's a pretty straightforward translation of that statement. But there are some things here in the Arabic and also in the context of the ayah that are very profound, that we should take note of the first of them is
the words. In other words, it begins with the customer in and what that means in generally it means certainly, but actually, when he walked out to multiarch deli, sometimes it actually means because so in the Quran, sometimes when you see the word in English translations is translated as certainly, but it plays the role of Allah meaning certainly, for example,
some level say something and then at the end of it, he say in the law for him, and they'll translate it as certainly Ally's forgiving, but it actually also means because Allah is forgiving. So what was said before he does so because he is friggin philosopher Allahu inaho, who Allah for him. So he forgave him one translation, he forgave him, certainly he's extremely forgiving, but actually also means so he forgave him because he's extremely forgiving. So it now becomes studied. So this has also been looked at as deadly as a rationale meaning, the implication here is not just certainly alized, my master and yours, but also because Allah is my master and yours, of course, when you say
the word because then you're connecting it to what you said before that, right? So it becomes I love for what masaba what came before. So what did come before he said, I have come to you with a miracle from my mouth, from your master budget to which it can be it might not be comfortable, ah, be cautious and aware of Allah and obey me and obey me while to own because Allah is my master and yours. So this is an important continuation from obey me to because of lies my master. Because he said, he said, I'm here is telling them, I'm not asking you to obey me because I am your authority. I'm asking you to obey me because Allah is your authority. I have no authority except for what Allah
has given to me. Okay, so he's, you know, this is an important piece of information, because he doesn't even know this yet. alayhis salam, that people are going to be committing shark with him, people are going to be considering him divine. And he's already addressing that in the way that he's preaching to the Israelites who don't think that actually they think of him as less than even a believer. It's the opposite. But he's addressing both of those audiences at the same time by saying, actually, I'm only asking to be obeyed, because that's what Allah told me to do. He asked you, he asked me to tell you to obey me not because I'm interested in being obeyed. I'm not interested in
that governance or that authority, you know, or that leadership. It's something that's been bestowed on me and I have no choice in the matter. The Salah, being a messenger is not a choice. a philosopher has a choice whether to write a book or not, or to come up with a philosophy or not a messenger when he preaches a message, he didn't have a choice. He was told to do it, and he has to do it because he has a master telling him to do it. And that's what he's making clear. I'm not giving you this message because I like agitating you or disturbing the status quo, or because I'm interested in popularity, or I'm interested in you know, gaining some influence over you it's
because I've been told Robbie and you need to listen because he's a bookworm. So in the law, Harambee, what a bukem, and that's that's actually a very important piece of lil Emery with Dakota. This is actually the rationale of being cautious of a law, being aware of a law and then obeying. And mamarazzi goes on to Allah and ruku militia in a lock on to a welfare in a welfare and in law, who is also by seeing allies, my master and yours is in I'm not calling you or inviting you to do something that I'm not doing myself. Actually, I'm the first one to demonstrate by example what it means to worship a
And asking you to do the same as I'm doing. So you know how sometimes leaders tell their followers to do something, they don't do it themselves. Right, and someone has an authority over you like your boss, he'll tell you to do the work, because he's not going to do it. He's telling you to do it. Right. So when someone's in a position of authority, they have people under them do their work that they're not going to do. He's actually distinguishing himself from that. He's saying, I do exactly what I'm asking you to do. I'm not doing anything differently. This is also reinforcing something that we learned before. Allah described him as woman asylee hain, and he is among the righteous, you
remember that phrase, he's among the righteous. In other words, he's no different from the righteous, he's actually calling on them and saying, the standards that apply to me are the same ones that apply to you. I am not in any better position. This is a profound statement and has many powerful implications for us as a society, especially Muslims as a religious society, because in many religions in the world, and Islam, unfortunately, has been no exception. Well, Islam is an exception, Muslims are not an exception. What happens is that in religions, when people are in a position of religious leadership, a preacher or a scholar, or rabbi, you know, a pundit or whoever,
like, you know, whoever is the religious clergy, they start being seen as someone that are like kind of a step above everyone else. Right, they're closer to a lot than everyone else. And the standards that apply to them are different from everyone else. And they are, they don't have the struggles that everybody else has, because they're already people of God. They don't have the challenges that other people have, they don't have the struggles that other people have. They're already in a different place. Profits themselves out of him, most of them are actually saying, I'm no different from you. When it comes to that, when it comes to the laws, expectations of me, I'm a slave as you
are. You know, it's really profound to note here that our Prophet sallallahu sallam, the highest station he ever reached, was when he was elevated to meet with Allah.
Because he has something in common with recently Salaam Lisa was elevated. And our messenger was also elevated. And of course, if you study that narration, which we'll get to one day, when we study suited Assad, he had a conversation with Jesus he had one of the conversations he had was, in fact, with a Saudi sir. But in any case, when he went all the way up there, this is, you know, in life, the higher up you go, the greater your status is. And so the highest status the Prophet ever received, is to be in a less company. And to be up there. What does the law say about him at that place? He describes him as elaborate he,
he revealed, inspire to his servant, his slave, whatever he inspired, in other words, the highest place a human being can be in his relationship to Allah is actually
a servant, a slave. That's the highest place we can be. There is no higher than that. And once you call someone out, there is no higher up than Laura. They're all just a bar. They're just slaves. The ranking has disappeared. We've humbled ourselves before Allah in de la hora de Warren buco. This is actually echoed in the teachings of the Quran, not just on the tongue of reciting Salaam, but actually something that Allah inspired us to think about. He said woman so Nicola manda illallah wa ami lasallian Lacan in any middle Muslim, who can be better than someone who invites others to Allah, and Acts, Acts correctly acts righteously themselves while saying, I'm just among the
Muslims. In other words, the one who's calling people inviting people, the one who's got a mic attached to them is not any better. They're just among the Muslims. When somebody's giving you a sermon, it's not like the sermon doesn't apply to them. When someone's talking about struggles, it doesn't mean the struggles don't apply to them. They're they're not above them. When somebody you know criticizing a behavior that doesn't mean that criticism doesn't apply to them. Look at the Sunnah of our messenger Salallahu alaihe salam when he says all SQL when FC Mita Paula, I counsel you and myself to be cautious of Allah whoa our messenger telling us Do you should tell us we could
be cautious of ally says no myself to myself also. Look at use of Elisa Well, not enough see enough, Salah Amara
I don't declare I don't absolve myself. I don't think declare myself innocent. I'm not saying that I'm above it.
You know, the knobs can command to evil, they can do so. So and it does so over and over again. So when he says in the law, horrible, horrible come by yourself certainly Allah is my master and yours fabuleux who then enslave yourselves to him? We're actually learning something else the connection between terms and that's the other thing I wanted to highlight here how the Quran teaches profound philosophical teachings with just key phrases. Previously we learned Be cautious of Allah and obey me. For taco Lucha will open your own two pieces, be cautious of Allah and obey me. What we're learning is actually obedience to a messenger is motivated by ourselves.
Have Allah like it's actually Allah that inspires our obedience to a messenger. And when those two things, two things are in place, then you're doing a Baba. So it's actually taqwa plus it r equals A Baba, how do I get that equation? The previous iOS for tequila, how about your own? Now what's he saying in the lobby? What a Boo. Boo. Actually now he's defining what it means when you have those two pieces and awareness of Allah and that awareness of Allah makes you want to learn what your Prophet did on the subtle side and live like that and obey what he did. Then you've actually entered into unless they read that is what it means to accept a lie as your master. So in the lobby what
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a la hora before a boo, boo. Now, I want you to also understand that he started a salon when he spoke. And when you call on a lie as your rub, this is not just a soft invitation, it's actually a pretty aggressive invitation. Because when he's saying to the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the time among the Jews, basically the corrupt scholars of the time, the corrupt imams of the time, when he's speaking them and saying, Allah is my master and yours, worship Him is actually his way of saying, you're not,
you're not worshiping Him.
And you better now these people, their career is worship, their status in societies, their worshipers, that's what gives them their place. And he says, Well, I don't want your place. I'm like everybody else. But you need to bring yourself down to you need to humble yourself. So this is actually a very offensive thing to say. Like, can you imagine for example, you me going to some famous scholar and saying worship Allah.
You're gonna, you're gonna tell me, Allah, seriously. I'm like, the poster child for worshiping Allah.
So he, and he's not trained in their seminaries. He's not someone who has credentials. As far as they're concerned. He's an outsider. And he, they've they've been, you know, they've considered him a thorn in their side all along, and now he's coming at them and counsel, giving them a sermon. And that's the other thing, who gives scholar a sermon?
Who gives the scholar a servant, like the scholars used to giving the sermon? Who's gonna give him a sermon? And somebody says, Hey, I want to give you some advice. Oh, excuse me. Are you on YouTube?
How many followers you have before you give me advice?
You know, I just wanted to tell you something, no, well, you know, what happens in any field. in any field, as you get more and more specialized in your field, it becomes difficult for you to listen to somebody else's input. But you know what, I've actually seen that in most other fields, this isn't so bad. When a physician, you know, a neurologist speaks to another fellow neurologist, who's read some new research, he doesn't say, Oh, yeah, you read a paper. Now he says, Yeah, pass it over. I want to read it too. There's a kind of intellectual humility, let's grow together.
But when it comes to religion, if one scholar or someone who you consider not as qualified as yourself,
or younger, older, a school you don't like whatever, maybe you you know, judge a book by the cover, you just look at someone their appearance, you're like, Oh, my know what your your kind is like.
And they're going to try to tell you something about an ayah or a hadith that you've already studied.
Or you're you're gonna tell me, no, no, please impress me.
Who are you to tell me? You understand that is the height of kibble because an arrogance why because nothing is above Allah's word. We don't have an authority on a last word, because the lies are master. These are words of the master. Anybody claiming supremacy over them, authority over them? You know, the final interpretation? Well, my alma mater, ilaha illAllah, barely read that the final interpretation of that cannot be known by anyone except Allah. You have to approach the book and the word of Allah with humility, which means it doesn't matter how much you've learned. You're still an open book as far as coming to learn from someone else and you know, a litmus test for myself.
sell yourself anybody. a litmus test is when somebody is trying to tell you something about something unless it or something Islam says,
Have you already started calculating a counter response in your head as you're listening? Are you actually listening?
Like you're just patiently waiting for them to shut up so you can put them in their place? Or are you actually giving it an ear and saying, I'm going to think about this, I'm going to keep an open mind, no matter how crazy it sounds, or you want to reject it. And sometimes we want to reject things, not because of the merit of the argument. But we want to reject things because it's coming from certain people. It's coming from a certain, you know, we've already we already size somebody up before they even open their mouth. And that's a problem. So he does the statement in the lobby, what I'm looking for him to do is a pretty heavy statement, and that compels me to share something with
you of the kinds of criticisms that he says that I made of the Pharisees that are still recorded in the Bible. One of the one of the excerpts of that is something called the woes of the Pharisees. These are, you know, scathing criticisms that a Saudi said, I made some say there are seven holes, eight, eight holes there, you can find them on Wikipedia and other websites, too. But I'll read some of these to you also, just so you have an idea of the kinds of things that he would say about them, they talked about God, but did not love God, they did not enter the kingdom of heaven themselves, nor did they let anyone else enter.
In other words, they would, they would, first of all behave like they shouldn't be behaving. And second of all, they would constantly describe how people are these people are going to hell, these people are going to hell, these people are going to hell, this became religion for them, like their idea of teaching religion was condemning people. That's what it was. And of course, we have no experience of this in the Muslim world at all. So I don't even know how we can relate to this. They preached God but converted people to dead religion, this making those converts twice as much sons of hell, as they themselves were mean. In other words, they were calling to a cult, instead of calling
to our faith, you know, be be our way and you're saved. And if you deviate even a little bit from our way, then you're, you're out. They taught that an oath sworn by the temple of altar was not binding, but that if it's worn by the gold ornamentation of the temple, or by a sacrificial gift of the altar, it was binding. Basically what it is, is, people would come and make an oath to Allah at the ultra ultra meaning the equivalent of the Kaaba, okay, the equivalent of the garden, you know, people come to the garden and make promises to Allah, make dua to Allah make vows, things like that. But they said, No, the goal that is there, you should take an oath by the gold because the gold is
actually valuable, not the, not the house of worship itself. And a Saudi Salaam criticized that, how then could they deny the oath binding value to what was truly sacred, and accorded to subjects of trivial and derived sacredness, in other words, objects became sacred to them. The criticism summarizes to objects became sacred. Now, what happened, essentially, is that there are some things that you hold on to that have supernatural power, and they will bless you. And these are the things that are going to protect you in some way. And so you're going to go make Hutch, and you're going to hide scissors inside your eardrum. So when you get to the carpet, you're going to
get a little piece of the hill off. And then you have it in your living room like yours protect, I don't know, I can't afford a security system. So I have this protecting my home. And are you you know, people have like microscopic size copies of the Quran in the dashboard of their car. You ever seen these things? Like you need two magnifying glasses to be able to you're not going to read that ever. But because you don't have good dual side airbags, you have that?
Right, or, you know, amulets and just tying something that's going to protect, you know, people will say, Well, people will go to these these pseudo religious leaders, I've seen these things like, sometimes my, my mom watches, like, she leaves the TV on sometimes Pakistan channels, and they have these like, 800 numbers 800, like, you know, deviate deviation. People call for all kinds of misguidance Hey, so I'm not having a baby. What should I do is like, hold on a second. Do you have any duct tape?
And he's telling them to wrap something. And if you take it off, then you won't have a son and this and that. And the lady. poor lady did this does this thing she puts in a metal collar or whatever she puts on, and then she has a baby and she thinks it's because of this and she won't take it off. Because if she does, her son will die. And now it's getting infected and they're going to the doctor and they're like, Nah, because I'm not gonna get upset seen this crazy stuff, assigning sacred value to inanimate objects.
And to do so in the name of Islam. Because, you know, you blew on, I saw something in a country that shall not be named.
A Muslim country, where
it's the same chocolate bar, check this out. It's a same chocolate bar, different prices.
In the same aisle, this one's 10 This one's 15. This one's 20 exactly the same. Why? Because
Flip it this one the Quran was played over it 10 times this 130 times this one 100 times is blessed chocolate.
Dude is just chocolate.
Your YouTube recording of Quran being played on it did not change. But this is the silliness that enters into like our religion is a religion of thought of contemplation of common sense, calling people to accept something with eyes open and then we become superstitious like this. And this to endorsed by people that claim that they know the religion.
This This comes from people who claim religious leadership, he called him out, he called out this kind of craziness. This is This is absurd. They taught the law but did not practice some of the most important parts of the law, justice, mercy, faithfulness to God, they obeyed the minutiae of the law, this tiny, tiny fraction of the subtraction,
such as typing spices, but not the weightier matters of the law. I was mentioning this to you before you're obsessed with the mosquito while the elephant escapes, right? We're talking about that. So, you know, this one here is showing and therefore you're going to hell,
while like the families involved in a liquor business, and then nobody talks about that, but we're gonna have every year. So that's that psychotic behavior, that cognitive dissonance is what is calling out, they presented an appearance of being clean, self restraint, not involved in criminal matters, yet they were dirty inside, they see with hidden worldly desires, carnality, they were full of greed and self indulgence, when when the religious class in any religion starts looking not like everybody else.
Like they'll dress, especially like, in a way that sets them apart, like who they're here.
There's like an aura around them. Usually a couple of people and half Roku walking behind them to, you know,
when you do that, and you create this, these are the holy people that are here. And then people come and kiss their hands and sit at their feet, and then pour the water so they can watch the profits expect this, did any profit do this, or these are messengers I saw them would sit on the floor, people would walk in, they wouldn't know which ones the profit.
And now you have like this, this this, like holier than everybody else, these people punch of a log, the column
right there up there, they reach some kind of McCombe with a law that nobody else can reach. The fact that you accept that kind of self righteousness for yourself is already an indication that there's a wickedness
that in and of itself is a weakness. And, you know, it's no surprise that you know that when this when this sort of thing happened with Christianity, of course, especially with Catholicism, but it's not limited to Catholicism.
Those people you know, dressed in sacred garb, and they lived in like a monastery life, and they're not going to get married, and they're the holy people of God, and people walk by them, and they bow and they want to just touch them for blessings. And, you know, and we got some of that some of that virus infected the Muslim world. You know,
I mentioned the story before, but uh, when I was younger, and I started learning Islam, my early impressions of the religion where if you dress more like an ancient Arab, that means you're more Islamic.
Right? So if you wear it, though, that's more Islamic. If you wear a turban that's more Islamic, and I used to rock all that stuff. And I had like, a computer that went this way. And I, when I would go to the machine, and I give a hoodie or something, you know what people will do? people literally come up to me with their children say, could you
pat my child on the head? Could you blow on this one? Could you just just want it and people will come shake your hand and go?
What are you doing?
And this is actually just let me you know, do i'm not Jesus and even if I was he'd slap you like,
this is that? And you know, I decided consciously never to reflect that again.
Consciously unempioyed thoughtful lies wearing like a shirt and just give me a hug. But yeah, yeah. That's cool.
First of all, that's not more Islamic than anything else. The Deen teaches us how to dress. But not one kind of dress is more sacred than the other kind of dress. That's that's just simply not the case. There's no evidence for it.
And second of all, that's it's not even about the clothing. The issue isn't clothing. The issue is the appearance of someone sacred. Someone beyond ourselves, someone who's closer to God than we are just because of how they look. And they give that impression they give that vibe. Nope.
Look in any minute muslimeen I'm among the Muslims. The National call or the statement of a national code amendment, I'll allow me to say hello, caller in the middle. I'm assuming there's no you know, who can be better than someone who calls to Allah does acts righteously and says I'm from among the most
This young guy came to me I remember it's actually a Cincinnati story. I can't believe I called it out. But young guy came to me. He's like, he's wearing a dove as a scruffy thought it was like a film that's been through like, a truck ran over it a couple of times, at least. And he's got this beard all over the place. And he's like, my father keeps telling me to shave my beard. And he keeps telling me to just like the kafar Are you kidding? Can you advise my father, he's, he's here in July. I was like, No, I'm gonna advise you.
Clean up your beard. That looks scary.
That's not Islam.
I don't know why you think that's Islam? And why is this? Why are you looking like a banana salesman? You think is somehow closer to Dean could dress up nicely? What's wrong with it? Tell me what's wrong with it. It's against the center. What's gonna prove it to me? Show me what are you talking about?
Go, your bigger obligation is to dress like this. Or to actually give some common peace to your father. Is he stopping you from praying? Is he telling you to eat haram? What are you doing? Why are you doing this?
You know, these, this is not Islam. This is not what the deen demands of you, the deen demands of you much bigger things.
And, you know,
my dad has a strange sense of humor. I love it. You know, we in the dream program, we had all kinds of students. And in the first year, the dream program, we have students that are like, this is a super Islamic program. And they came like, you know, dressed very traditionally, and they come every day like that, because they are learning sacred knowledge. I'm gonna wear sacred clothes, kind of thing. So he just my dad just one time, because he was at the front desk, he just comments on this one guy goes. So you have no other clothes.
And guy came with a T shirt and jeans the next day.
In any case, not to make fun of any one kind of clothing or dress up like dressing in a row worship Archimedes, or whatever. That's cool. It's good for you, man. It's fine that the start more religious than the other and don't do it to appear closer to Allah, or to appear more religious because that has nothing to do with it. That has absolutely nothing to do with me clear about that. I wish to Archimedes because I like it.
I think it's relaxing.
And you know the other reason if I ever go to her genre or whatever, I absolutely would have boxes and equals
absolutely because they get treated like garbage.
That's it definitely do it. Because I want to be with everybody. And I purposely I can speak Arabic, but I don't speak it.
When I go there. I make a fake accent don't speak it. Because you speak Arabic Then something can end if you speak English. Oh and rely on your own?
No, I don't want I don't I don't go there to get special treatment. Why do you Why are you going there to get special treatment? You know, I want to get pushed around a little bit. I want to get ignored dismiss. It's fine. You didn't go there to further your you. You went there to humble yourself before a lot. And it's the wisdom of Allah, Allah put the people there that make sure you stay humble.
They really check your self esteem and put it in place.
Anyway, Another criticism of resellers and they presented an appearance of being I did that when they the appearance of being clean. They exhibited themselves as being righteous on account of being scrupulous keepers of the law, but were in fact not righteous. Their mask of righteousness had a secret inner world of ungodly thoughts and feelings. They were full of wickedness. They were like whitewashed tombs, beautiful on the outside, but full of dead men's bones.
That's self explanatory and pretty scathing. They professed a high regard for the debt profits of old and claimed that they would never have persecuted and murdered profits, when in fact they were cut from the same cloth as the prosecutor, prosecutors and murderers. they too had murderous blood in their veins. This whoa foreshadows the Pharisees eventual condemnation of Jesus Himself as well. So these walls are important to understand because when he says allies, my master and yours, worship him, he's actually in implicitly saying you're not and here's how you're not worshiping Him. This is the antithesis of worshiping him, and then he adds have asked him this is a straight path. In other
words, the path of Dean is clear. The path of Dean has no confusions the word Surat actually means a road that's wide open. Multiple lanes, if a highway has multiple lanes, that would be called a slot. And if it's completely straight, like there's no wind, so you don't know if it's turning and there's traffic ahead, or, you know, is a dip or is there you know, the bridge is broken or whatever, no, you could see miles and miles ahead, you know exactly where this is heading. That's actually called a slot that comes from the word slot, which is a straight sword, you know, some sorts of curved and some sorts of straight. So the perfectly straight sword is called a slot. And it's interesting that
the word slot actually has no plurals. Sabine has someone but he has thought I took you know, bye
You know the word Ceylon doesn't have a plural. It's only one that can only be one clean, straight path. This is it. Meaning what he's calling them to the book is not asking you have multiple pathways, there's only one way of thinking one way of living one set of instructions and they're very simple. And then he describes that Surat with the word Mr. King, as as occurs in the Fatiha. And what is Mr. King, Mr. Kim actually comes from tm, originally, pa means to stand, stand up, right, Mr. Team, something that's standing up right? Now something that's straight is already the word straight is already part of the meaning of the word of the word slot. So you know how we
translate this as a straight path. If the word slot was there, you could already translated as a straight path. Without even Mr. Team. Without Mr. Team even being there, because the straightness of it is already included in what word slot. So clearly, the phrase straight path is missing something. It's missing something that's been stated in the Quran. And in this phrase, the word muster came coming from St. Karma. Allah describes it as was, you know, Bill caspase. muster team, when you when you way back in the day when the grocer had a scale to weigh groceries, they put, you know, the weight on one side, they put the rice or whatever on the other side, and the the balance in the
middle of the stick in the middle has to be cut perfectly. What if you, if you bend it, then it's going to be a problem, it's not going to be fair wait. So lessons when you Wait, wait with a straight scale, because sometimes they used to hold the scale in their hand, and then we
go a little bit like this. Yeah, that's enough, tick, tick, tick. You know, so this is this is such a mystery man highlighting that because the idea of is the karma is something that is actually straight upwards. It's straight upwards. In other words, people that elevate that people have progressed on this path. They're actually elevating themselves. They're elevating themselves, they're rising above. And they're the more they're rising above. They're leaving worldly desires and worldly greed, lowly greed behind, they're elevating themselves above from it. And they're getting higher and higher and higher and higher. Your fellow Latina woman, como Latina, autoland. Raja,
where Mr. keema, suggesting that we're getting hired. And by the way, when you're getting higher and higher, who you're getting closer to, you're getting closer to Allah, this is a path that gets you closer to Allah. How come you're living on a path that takes you and others away from a line you call this law to study? How is that rabada to Allah, how's your how's your path, not taking you closer towards him? If he's your ultimate Master, then every step you take is a step closer to him. It's interesting that that visual of the path going upwards, is relevant also. Because when you're heading upwards, it doesn't mean that gravity stops working.
Right. So it's just because you're leaving some temptations behind doesn't mean those temptations still don't pull on you. And if you've made some progress up and you stop struggling, what happens with grit? What does gravity do? It pulls you start. So it's a constant struggle. Nobody will ever have I know enough now therefore, gravity doesn't work on me anymore. I've done enough worship. Now gravity doesn't work on me anymore. No, no, no, it's gonna have to be a constant struggle. And if you make it really high up, let's imagine that you made it really far. Actually, you're in more danger than everybody else.
Because a fall from up here is much more painful than a fall from down here, you understand? And so they that are the Knowledgeable are actually in more trouble in more data. And that's why you'll find it's an ironic thing, right? When you when you find people that are worshipers, spiritually inclined seekers, a humble people, you'll find that they're very, like very cautious and careful. You're like, you're a good person. Why are you like that? Are you so paranoid? Like you're not you haven't even done any bad stuff? Well, you know, when people go up there and then they fall they really fall. That's a hard fall like no leather.
No [???] no a lot of fun now who because when I came out, and we wanted, we could have elevated him by means of the revelation we taught him, but he fell to the ground and he he became permanently embedded into the ground. So it's a very scary thing that he's highlighting you need to be careful about you you guys in particular has also automatic him it's ironic also in some some subtle imagery, a path that leads upwards being said by a Saudi Salaam because he's literally gonna head upwards. that's gonna happen, or if you're okay, right, so, interesting language and wordplay. That's kind of foreshadowing what's coming for llama Hasani? salmon. homolka
very strange phrasing in Koran coming from obviously, Sam, I wanted to I will eventually, maybe probably tomorrow give you a chronology of events for what happened in the life of Jesus. Like as trying to connect what we have the Islamic sources and what we have
of the Christian Jewish sources and trying to create a narrative of what exactly happened, what are the main highlights of what happened in his life? Okay, we'll try to do that tomorrow inshallah. But for now, I want to tell you that you have to appreciate the Saudi Salaam as a very different messenger with a very different mission, as opposed to all the other messengers of the Israelites. Like he's different. Why is he different? One is the last of them. That all obviously sets him apart
he's actually being rejected as a messenger.
You see all the prophets of the Israelites? They didn't say about him, you're not a messenger. You're not a prophet. We don't believe in you know, look at he said, look at Moses words. waka tala Muna near Rasulullah helicon. You already know I'm Allah's Messenger to you. Why are you causing me pain? In other words, after knowing he's a prophet that would cause him pain. After knowing he's a prophet, with Risa de Salaam, something and by the way, they killed profits before but did they know that their profits even when they killed them? Yep. They knew and they admitted it. And they said their profits. When he says something has changed. They don't accept that he's a prophet. They don't
accept that he's a messenger. They've been out right.
So before they had the FARC, before they had hypocrisy, now it's evolved to outright open,
open disbelief. The other interesting thing is that there are two groups that are a challenge to Lisa Lisa, of course, in a very immediate sense, he's dealing with the Pharisees, the Israelites who are a shadow puppet kingdom of the larger Roman rulers. So the Romans are actually the colonizers, the owners, and they've left a sub government, for them to run their own affairs. But if things get out of hand, they step in. It's kind of you can think of it like state, federal government and state government kind of thing. Right? The Romans are the federal, and the state is being run by the Israelites, okay?
The Romans are pagans. They're the ultimate authority, and they're pagans. There's some interesting parallels between that and the life of our messenger sallallahu sallam, and the Jews that the Prophet encountered in Medina.
The Jews of Medina, were a pretty influential power. They had a pseudo government of their own. The Jews of Medina also outright rejected the Prophet of Allah, Allah Allah Haris, and I'm just like the Jews of Jerusalem, outright rejected who may sound a certain there's a larger power in the region that has the most influence economically and politically in the in the time of Lisa and that is the Romans, there's a larger power at play in the region that has more influence militarily, economically, and that's who the kurush the Jews, of the of the time of the the Israelites, at the time of Jesus at the time of Esau secretly conspired with the Romans to try to get these are killed.
And the yehudah Medina secretly compiled conspired with who, with the courage to get the Prophet killed. So there's actually now parallels between the struggle not so in one way, of course, recently, some is very much like the Israelite prophets. But in one way now with this, we're seeing a departure, we're seeing actually a similarity between him and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam and their missions. You see the connection that I'm trying to draw here. The other interesting thing is that it's it was rumored that he has been killed. And yet, he survived in this surah later on a level described the Battle of offered in the Battle of 100 prophecies and I was
struck. He fell to the ground and it was rumored that he's been killed.
And he actually survived
these are Islam we believe was elevated after he survived
was hola Salam is going to go up a mountain after he survives later on in the surah. Here you're going to find he's going to say man, Ansari, in Allah, who are going to be my aids towards Allah. That's what he says. He says words are going to be and later on, we're gonna find woman nossal 11 and Allah talking about our messenger and their account of the battle level. So there is a deliberate parallel being made between the Saudi Salaam and Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in these attacks. The subtext of these is very beautiful and very powerful. Anyway, fella has Cerise I mean, who will go for when he saw the slump sensed disbelief from them when he could feel the
disbelief from them? What does it mean to feel the disbelief from them? With a mirage? He talks about this word, because he didn't just say when they just believed in him for the mcaro when they disbelieved novella has been home cofra when I saw some good sense could feel the disbelief from them. And must Allah to Allah Allah sasori Balaton anguish Dinesh a Bahasa, well, how can I win
john john, if asked means something you physically feel like something like if somebody touched me that's a SAS or you felt the heat that's us. So it's a physical feeling. And that's the word Allah azza wa jal used not Shara bill coffin, but I saw bill like he sensed the disbelief No, he actually felt the disbelief. So what could this imply
and usually allow for otherwise he will. He will cover for us a salika that they actually spoke disbelief and it hurt him and it caused him pain, kind of like what musante salaam is described as, you know, Lacuna Coil Athena Otto Moosa. Don't be like those who cause muscle pain and the ones who cause muscle pain did not cause him so physically they caused him so by words for Barbara Hola. Hola. Mahalo. And Allah absolved him freed him from everything that they said, just like he did with Lisa. were kinda in the law he was he had, and he was, you know, noble and he want to be able to face Allah and noble before Allah, same word used to describe rissani salaam, wa jianfeng dunya will
ask Allah The only two times it's occurring in the Quran is for Musa and for Isa, right. And nacme Allahu Allah will and then it was sunny and acmella, who Allah taquito who are under Murat, under who are out of our main home slaughter, whom are going to go for, he actually could sense now that there is no changing them. He could sense that he sensing the disbelief means it implies that he knows and Allah gave him the feeling that they are beyond repair, they're done with now there's no room for giving that to them, to invite them. Now the only thing that can be done is actually to oppose them to stand tall against them. Whereas other country was more likely and now they're
committed to kill him. And he could sense that when a mechanical kind of delicate remove element, large shutter fee, missile element house Wilmington house large alma ambala Angelica sauce when he could tell that is the case, he was so certain about that reality that they're ready to kill him. As much as you would be as the physical feeling of touch or heat or water touching your skin. He could feel that as real as some physical feeling. That's when this expression was used. In other words, now they're ready thirsty for his blood. They're, they're out to get him. It's as if there's a parallel to when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam could tell that they're out to kill him and they're
out in the cave. You know, there's even a parallel to the Cave Story and a Sally's around. He's in hiding, and they're coming out to get him and also Solomon's in hiding in the cave. And they're out to get him and he could he could feel the cofra in them. They don't want to hear anything from him anymore. What is the Prophet done? sallallahu alayhi wasallam what money has he stolen? My other law? What government that he tried to usurp all he's done is speak words of Allah and they're ready to kill him. And these people these these Arabs are so proud of their poetry and their eloquence. If they think these are just words, they could just kill just kill them with words. Why are his words
so offensive that you're ready to kill him with your swords?
Why aren't your words powerful enough? Why'd you have to silence him that way? If these rabbis are so true, and the reason a Salaam so false, then why don't they just crush him with their knowledge? Why conspire in this way that can that conspiracy to kill him and to try to execute in itself is proof that he was right? Because if he's false falsehood, you can do false statements. You can disprove by true statements. You can just disprove them and move on the fact that you can't there's no job ad hoc was a callback. That actually is an indication that he was on the on the heart and he was right. So Carla, man, I'm sorry, Ilana, we get to this, this phrase, Allah so when he could felt
feel the intensity of disbelief, he said, Who is going to be my aid towards Allah here, I'd like to introduce you to a sort of a complication in Islamic Studies. Probably we'll talk about it at length tomorrow, I'll at least introduce the complications because we're pretty much out of time. And that is as follows.
A certain a certain story, in this way occurs a couple of times occurs here, and then it occurs again, in with this intensity in sort of stuff, and sort of stuff. Okay, so the 61st surah. Now, what happens in both of these cases is the proximity of this story is around a battle in which the Prophet is engaged, our Prophet is engaged.
So there, it's actually an Alaia Hamblen scenario. catalana feasibility so of fun. Damiano mussels, Allah loves those who fight in his path, in straight rows disciplined, as though they're they're cemented wall that's the parallel they're here called Candela mieten Fifi attainable. Takata phiaton Takata lofi sebelah fighting in the path of Allah, the prophets lysozyme is engaged in battle and the discourses about the Prophet being engaged in battle and the context of that Allah draws on the story of Jesus. And the thing is, you probably whatever you've heard of these are the
You know the the images of Jesus are like a bird a dove,
you know, and softness and gentleness and kindness and God is love and God has mercy and all this like, fuzzy happy stuff. And the Quran Jesus occurs, especially the struggles of the Saudis that are mentioned, when the battle against the kofod is mentioned. And of course when we need Allah's help in battle, when the last prophet needs help from Allah, you know the word for that is no sir. or nothing Elijah, Nasrallah, a one man, Ansari, in Allah when the torture becomes tonight too much matana Allah, Allah in anisimova hikari woman nostru 11 and della wellacre, the na sala como la Habib, Madeline,
nostra NASA, over and over again, over and over again.
The idea of divine aid coming against the enemy in the most extreme physical conflict. That's when the word Muslim is used. And similarly this word is used when things get really intensified and Allah is going to take some intense action for example, new Hyundai Salaam saying and nema lubalin fantasies same origin
have been suddenly be marketed baboon aid me against the lies they make while build an ark called random Allah didn't need an army for nor the army was the drops of water. That was his army. He didn't need a defensive shield the ark was his defensive shield. same word that we're finding that word Ansari in Allah was my aid Nusrah is not just help neutralize help against an enemy.
Newsline Arabic means help against an enemy. And when it's used when it's in the, in the context of Quran also in the context of the surah in when there's a direct conflict. Now this poses a problem because in the whatever record we have already Saudi salam, we don't have in fighting.
We don't have him engaged in any physical kind of conflict. You know, and especially when you get to sort of stuff, Allah azzawajal actually describes that the messenger Salaam was promised victory, he was promised victory. And at the end of that surah Allah gives the Muslims a case study of how Allah will give victory and he gives the example of a PSA
that's really strange because these are these
by the Christian record was brutally crucified and slaughtered and his followers dispersed. And in our record, he's lifted up he's taken up how is that a parallel for the coming victory? Unless I didn't sort of softly O'Hara who Allah de Nicola he so he can dominate over all other religions. The Prophet can dominate over all other religion in the region it can, nothing will remain, well, I'll go to hell coffee don't even if the disbelievers hate it, that's why I listen to His Messenger and later on the word Lila Hara, who Rick recurs in the story of Jesus for a dinner Latina, I'm gonna do with him first bajo la hearing leovera, who via hearing same word again, you know, we aidid those
who, you know, who believed against their enemy, and they became dominant via hearing, but how are they dominant? Historically, they're not dominant, that's kind of a riddle, historically. And that's a difficult question to address, but a very profound one that allows that was ill posed in the Quran and that's something that I want, you know, students of Quran to be aware of, when they get to the story of resigning Islam, especially its parallels and its lessons to be drawn for our understanding of our profits mission, Elisa Tucson, and so that's the couple of comments on that and then inshallah Allah I'll, of course, I'll explain manansala illallah Gulen How are you? On lunch and
Alterna tomorrow, we'll try to get to 52 and 53 the thing that I want to present before you
is that our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I'm losing my train of thought call Amanda and Swati Loma, California. What was I gonna say? What's the last thing I just said?
Oh, yeah, okay, okay, sorry. Yeah, cuz I'm thinking about too many things at the same time. In any case, so Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. His mission is always compared to previous prophets.
His mission is always compared to previous prophets. This is really important.
His, you cannot understand what he did. If you don't understand it from the lens of previous prophets. You know, when you put shades on, if there's a blue lens, you'll see more blue. There's green, you'll see more green. Allah wants us to see what the Prophet did. So I saw him through the eyes through the lens of Musa Isa Ibrahim, Sila schreib. Not something new. It's something that's already been done. You understand? This isn't
Why do I keep saying this is so important because you have in unfortunately, in our Islamic Studies, an isolated approach to study, which means we study the life of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. But we don't study it in light of previous prophets, in light of their struggles, our Prophet did this. And he did this, that he did this, that he did this, and this is what happened next. And when you do that, when you cut the Prophet sila, saddam and his struggle and his mission from previous prophets, then the problem is very simple. You know how you can have news. And then there's commentary on the news. Right? And sometimes the news is one thing, but the commentary
twists it and takes it in five different directions. Because it's not enough to know what happened there was shots fired outside the office. That's not the whole story. Why were they fired? who fired them? What was the motivation? What happened afterwards? Who got killed in the kill? And just just because you have the information, you don't know the whole story, you understand that? The problem is we focus on this many were killed in this many were killed. And then this happened. And then the Prophet did this. Then the Muslims took over this, then we took over Persia enrollment. And we do this, but we don't ask why.
Why, and why is how is this connected to a chain of legacy of previous prophets. And if you don't do that, you might come up with a different view of what happened, or why it happened. Your analysis of that history could change because the lens with which you're seeing it is not the Qurans proposed lens. The reason I'm highlighting this is that I'm so much, or the reason I highlight musante sam so much or rahima lism so much is I'm arguing, you can't actually understand Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam if you don't understand these individuals,
they're actually telling the same story.
There's an there's a deliberate super imposition of phrase of phrases of stories of accounts from Allah Himself, from Allah Himself. And you know,
when the Prophet Muhammad was was killed, or rumored to be killed in a hunt
Alonso just said mama Mohammed, Mohammed is nothing but a messenger.
So messengers came before him to fight him Mata Allah, Allah tala.
If we were if he were to die, or if he was killed, would you just turn back?
Is that what Allah would take? If he died?
It's completely okay for a messenger to die.
But a lot is how you would know if I said that to you. But I didn't tell you is talking about Muhammad.
If I took the word Muhammad out, and we're discussing the story of Lisa, Lisa, now, would you would that still resonate
completely. So there they are, the parallels are deliberate. And they actually create a chain of thought, a way of viewing things. Because you know, the angle from which you view something changes your perception of reality completely. When I look at you this way, I see something I'm standing over here something is blocked from my view. When I stand over here, something else is blocked from my view, the angle changes everything the angle has to be Quranic. Our view of history has to be from local Ron's lens, the Quran sheds light on it, and then you appreciate what happened. And that's what I the riddle that I mentioned to you. But he certainly said I'm apparently losing,
apparently not dominating anything, and a blessing for us. mahoba hidden, Allah ated him and they made they became dominant and was giving their example when he's teaching us lessons, there's got to be something here we're missing, there's got to be something alive is telling us that we're not seeing and that's what I want to highlight here that the subtlety and the profound wisdom embedded inside these IOD that really create a, the, you know, the right view of our religion. I don't like to use the word philosophy of our religion, but really the view of our religion that I feel gets kind of lost because we have we've accustomed ourselves to surface reading of the of the text,
allows it which will give us ability to do truth to double into the Quran, and to be able to understand the legacy of our Prophet salallahu alaihe salam and the legacy of this Deen in the way that he wants us to barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato