Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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we're trying to get through some lessons from is number 52, which we didn't complete. We only just started and 53 today inshallah. And I want to start off with a little bit of vocabulary because it'll come up. And so at least we'll touch upon some things. My notes on how our Deen is, which is a group that's been mentioned here, you'll appreciate that once I translate this idea, and we'll get into that word, I still consider them somewhat incomplete. If there are additional things to add, probably in later sessions. I'll come back to it and add them. In any case, I'll start with an overview translation, when he suddenly said I'm finally sensed or could almost physically sense the
intensity of disbelief from them. He declared manansala illallah who are who are my aids towards Allah, Who are my age towards Allah, Allah, how are you? How are you which I'm not giving an English word for you. The howdy howdy group said, We are the AIDS of Allah. Allah Nabila. We have come to believe in Allah wash had been under Muslim moon dust and testify that we are in fact Muslim robina in robina, Amanda Lima and Santa our master, we have believed in what you sent down with the Varnado Sula, and we have followed the messenger for tokonoma shahidan, then write us or document us among those that are witness. Okay. So this is the idea. The overall translation of these two is now let's
get into the word Howdy, and then inshallah we'll see how things are connected. The Kuru fan love the love and howdy would you there are multiple ways that the word howdy has been interpreted in the car tradition. This is Mr. murase speaking, and then Howard Eastman Memorial Hospital rajawali. So to who the word howdy is used as a term made for people that are very special to someone so maharlika to whom meaning someone exclusively like my friend, like no one else, like my person. So how are you and could be a term used to describe the ones most intimately close to a Saudi Salaam and thus they are called, How are you? I mean, who you call it, the Howdy, Vienna who will Hollis
Minho, makalah sallallahu Ellison's debate this debate, in whom normally will have already made it about about the imminent debate about a rather low social upset. He is the son of my uncle, and he is a howdy from my alma. And so some have interpreted that to mean he's especially close to me from within my own mother's foot. The Prophet says, My son, I'm about him. Well, howdy Yasmin Anissa. And not yet and and one will salute particularly beautiful or pure women are also called, however, yet in Arabic father hadn't been home Sofitel, ambia and Latina holla. So worthless oufit sdtv him affino Sati him and from it what is extracted is these are the most pure followers of a prophet that
have cleansed themselves off of every other concern except their loyalty to their messenger and aiding him at whatever cost. We'll call a funny and hilarious luminous horror wash that will be out. The second opinion is that a word howdy comes from hood, which means intense whiteness. woman who clearly howdy woman who will who nakaba benign, it's actually the white of the eye, when the white of the eye is extremely white, you have no red lines or no redness in your eye, and it's a very brilliant white, that's actually called a hood. Well, who are we who we like to see up baby hood or to see a baby to have the horror of clothes is when the clothes are brilliant white once again, the
idea of whiteness. I'll skip some of these notes. So Makita Leanna palooka home cannon, nakiya Rahman Khalifa, Reba for some Metallica, Madonna also suggested that their hearts were pure as if no blemish no stain was on their hearts and that's why perhaps this group of people that were so close to visa were called so that the closeness and then the purity this overall idea of the second case would be purity
charlatan illogical equilibrium. It's a it's an indication it's alluding to the purity or the clean cleanliness of their hearts.
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actually saying that these these are the people that nothing bad can be said about because everybody else was speaking ill of them in their society and we're considering them disbelievers and troublemakers, actually, now on huadian, as far as its non Arabic origin, there are some notes that I also want to share with you because these terms that are being used nesara onsala, Howard gene, these are terms that are familiar to the Syriac Christians, the Arab Christians of the region. And generally, the word for Christians even at the time was mercy heen and that's not used in the Quran, Missy hain obviously coming from what word? See meaning so those who declare, you know, Jesus, no
Lord, and in a sense, Lord is similar to King and mercy. One of its meanings is king. So people love the king. His mercy, he
doesn't use that term. It uses the word Masada, which was used by a select group as we get into the notes We'll see. So it's it's probably beneficial to learn some of the non Arabic origins of the word howardian. And how that resonated with the Christians that are the audience of these ions. The term disciples method in Greek gospels, and in the talmidim, are also called the medium are pupils pupils in Arabic which is still in Arabic, like the medium is in the Hebrew was originally have been, have been in Aramaic pronounced hovering, which is similar to what word howdy in so students pupils, you know, disciples are called Hawaii and it should be noted that the Quranic term, however
Yun was not heard from the Arabs before the Quran. And in the absence of any writings by the disciples in their own vernacular, none except the eternal witness Allah could have known that. Furthermore, the term Alhaji Yun comes from the Arabic trilateral, while ra which means to come back to return the word who who are means a camel suckling, just as the baby camels never wander too far from their mother due to their unceasing need for suckling. So to the disciples of Jesus were very close around him, benefiting from his knowledge and wisdom, they never left his side. And they were closely bonded to him. By the way, there's, I don't know if I mentioned this parallel to you before,
but certainly in Milan, necessarily, and other places in Quran and more, more indirectly, make a very direct like comparison between Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and he started Islam in many aspects of their lives. And this is one of them sticking to, to resolve the Salaam, even at the expense of their own lives defending him. And that's actually in the gospels when the when the Roman soldiers came to get Jesus, that his disciples were actually surrounding him hovering around him, and some even drew their sword and cut off one of the servants ears. And that's when he told them to back off. So actually, this idea of them almost for serving as a human shield around a Saudi saddam
is alluded to in the Bible, it's talked about in the Bible, and that's how you know how much more physically Can you be stuck to someone and close to them than that? Right. And you'll notice later on in the surah, Emraan, also Lhasa shalom is going to be described. So you know, the IR came after he was, you know, he fell unconscious, and when he woke up and the rumor was that he's been killed in Oakland. And when he woke up, they had to retreat and when they had to retreat, they had to form a human shield around him and to help him escape you know and so there's there are these parallels that are deliberate in the solo between the Saudi Salaam and also lots of them. What is a hater lol
howardian and Ameobi we're below suli called Amanda which had been a number slimmer anyway.
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Yama UT mama who Abra Abra Angelica besylate in della tallitot, meanie hardeen Karima Kalamata Scylla let me just explain what he's referring to now. Lisa Elisa Lam says man, I'm sorry Illa Allah who are going to be my aides heading towards Allah Illallah actually creates kind of a direction. My destination is Allah. My destination is Allah and I want your destination to be allowed to be called monta that the final destination is actually towards your up to your master. Those words and a lot of bigger monta are really interestingly attributed to two scriptures. The You know, I'm lucky enough for Sophie Sophie musawah Rahim Allah diva, haven't they been told about what the scriptures
were of the scriptures of Musa and Ibrahim alayhis salam and Musab Rahim Allah Islam are really important because he started his Salaam when he speaks to the people. He refers to the fact that he's confirming the revelation of Musa and then he reminded them that they have lost their way from the way of Abraham that's even mentioned in the Bible. And then invite the few things that are in common between the scripture given to Abraham and Busan, Islam. One of them is unlike a lot of bigger monta that the final end is towards Europe and he's calling on that and saying, Man and sorry in Allah who are going to be my aids towards Allah, Allah as your final goal, not victory. Not
Feeding someone else. It is only an only Allah. And so he says when I'm sorry, you know, the word nosrat means someone who's going to provide mighty aid. And you ask for aid from a king, you ask for aid from a mighty military, etc. But he's asking for that kind of aid from just believers. This is very powerful because to Allah, people with strong Eman are stronger than any army. To Allah, people have great faith, they may not have military might, economic might, social might influence none of those things. But they to Allah are more powerful than anyone else. Which is interesting, because you know, you know, the idea of, you're only as important as the people, you know, connections.
Right? So somebody feels important because they feel connected to someone else. Hey, by the way, that's the president's son. Oh, by the way, that's the CEOs brother, or whatever. You know, like when someone's connected to someone, they become VIPs themselves, they get the Secret Service escort also, you know what I'm saying? And so, which is why when people want to feel important, they like to take a picture next to somebody important. It makes me feel important. Hey, cannon, so I'm meeting like the governor of Jakarta. I'm like, Hey, can I have a selfie? Yeah. Cool.
He told me he can have my hat. He gave me his hat. I have the governor's hat. It's got his name on it, but
you know, it's kind of this important, valuable by association. Valuable by association. Of course, Muslims know this better than anyone else. Everything we do is from connections, getting a job getting through the passport line to, you know, visas to getting into university to who's gonna get heart surgery.
And who you nobody, no connections, no waiting list. You know, this is what we do. But I'm bringing this up for another reason, who our people have strong faith connected to? Why are they important? they're connected to Allah. So Lausanne would be speaking to, you know, sometimes elite of the Quran.
And Allah zones would say, must be enough. Second, Allah dinero narangba.
Now you stay patient with those who actually call on the pub, night and day.
You really do know what they want his face will not occur. Don't let your eyes waver away from them. They are my VIPs
society has its own VIPs Allah has his own VIPs. And when a lie consider someone important, then they become powerful. You know, maka de la ha ha Casa de la la la communities, Allah says the source of HUD, they didn't appreciate the love the way he deserved to be appreciated. Allah is strong allies mighty.
You know, right before then it must have been over paliku will not look, the one who seeks and the one who is being sought are all weak.
Well think about this. Every one of us seeks something, and we're weak. I'm seeking food at a thought because my body is weak. I'm seeking water because I'm weak. And every the fact that I'm always seeking, and the thing that I seek, by the way, is also weak. Water is not going to be there forever, food is not going to be there forever. If food isn't there, I'm not there. So long as I seek what is weak, I also remain what weak. And of course, some people seek wealth, but wealth is weak. It can come and it can go. It's turbulent, it's not stable. There's only one that you can seek that is actually strong. Because everything around everything in creation is weak. And it only has
whatever little strength it has, because of who it's because of Allah. So when someone seeks Allah alcovy then guess what they become.
They become strong. They also Allah says everything we're seeking, is proof that we are weak, because everything we seek itself is weak. And then right after that, he says, and they didn't appreciate Allah like he deserved to be appreciated a lot of strong allies mighty. No point of that is our strength. If you want to be strong, if you want to be mighty than actually that necessarily comes from Allah azza wa jal. I mean, I'm reminded of the the story of the Hubble gonna have a lot of bend the rays of the sun to keep them in shade.
Like Allah would stop time for them. That doesn't stop for anybody for a few 100 years. Just so they can sleep. That's pretty strong, you know?
And no, no, an entire nation is looking for them. And instead of security, Allah sends just a sleeping dog with its paws out, and that's good enough. And nobody can mess with them. And people come near and terrified, because Allah gave them aid. And you know, so when he started a Psalm says, Man, I'm sorry, in Allah, then he's actually describing that not only the angels descend with a lot of aid, but the believer himself becomes a mighty force because Allah azza wa jal has empowered the believer. So he says, who are going to be and by the way, who's he speaking out against? Who's coming to arrest him. Not only the the
the governance of Judea, you know in the Israelites, but actually behind them the mighty Roman Empire.
They're coming, the mightiest kings of the time. They're coming and he says who are my aides towards Allah when Ansari Illallah it also teach the 11 also teaches us that it is only when we are heading in that direction towards Allah that strength comes. You know Islam is islamically monitored two different things. That's a good time to bring that up. Islamic Lee monitor two different things Islam asks of me and you what least you're supposed to do to be Muslim.
Sam says pray. Psalm says stay away from haram things. Islam says, you know,
fulfill these obligations when you can these financial obligations or in this way donor in this way, eat this and only this a few limit limited things. And that's it not to shokan you're Muslim
Eman. However, as you it becomes a labor of love.
Right? You know, there are two students one student is like, I just want to pass okay.
I don't need to be valedictorian. I don't need to, I just want to pass and another student in the same university is there because they love knowledge?
Is there a difference between them? Yeah. And one of them is staying after class studying more. Following the professor to his office can ask these these questions are like, they're obsessed. They want to do more and more and more. They want to go above and beyond what is asked of them as a university student. That's kind of what the man is like. When he says we're going to be my age towards Allah. He's asking to go ask them to go above and beyond what Islam asks for. above and beyond what is this is this these are the demands of his Eman. You know, that distinction has been made in sort of facade.
You know, they said we have imagined and Allah said no lump took me no Maluku, Islam Nah, you just have Islam you just started out you've just met the minimum requirements basically. And then he himself says a number Muna Latina Amano Villa he also de mala Mia tabula jaha, do the mid one for CMP sebelah. Believers, that's something else, also the people with no doubts, and the ones who exhaust themselves struggle. They, you know, give themselves in completely, you know,
you know, exhausting every resource, they have every energy of ounce of wealth, they have everything they have, why in the last path, and a path leads to a destination fee civilian law and the path of Allah here Illa Allah to Allah. Right. So the path, every step is actually blessed by Allah, and the destination is Allah himself. So he says manansala illallah. And that's also another very powerful notion here, a bit of Quranic wisdom here, that we are actually never going to be interested in milestones.
We're never going to be interested in what have we accomplished?
Like, you know, for example, we are trying to give down only three people converted.
For like, 10 years, we've been trying and we have our efforts have not been successful. Well, your goal wasn't people accepting Islam, your goal was Allah.
And if you're clear about that, then whether it's three people or 300 people or zero people, you know, on Judgement Day, there are some prophets who have no followers behind them. prophets, they have no followers behind them. You think they didn't invite people in reality, or the successful on Judgement Day? Yeah. Why? Because their goal was a lot. When your goal is Allah, then it doesn't matter what material success you see in front of you or not. You're victorious and you're powerful. I'm kind of getting ahead of myself and describing to you what it means to truly have victory in our Deen.
What does it really mean to have victory in our Deen? Hello, Tara bassoon Amina was named you know, when soldiers are killed on the battlefield, you would think these poor soldiers they lost the battle.
And a lot tells them and tells them you know, the one African Are you waiting for us to go and die because one of them one of two beautiful things will happen either will win which is fine, or will die, which is even better.
sustain their view of what does it mean to be victorious? is actually what brings me to a lot closer and closer. What gets me closer and closer to Allah. that mindset is very powerful. Oh, my God, it changes is for people that are those of you that are involved in some sort of Islamic organizations, Islamic work.
A school I'm assured that our projects, humanitarian projects or whatever else, when you understand this, your mindset completely changes, completely changes. You're not there for recognition, whether somebody appreciated you or not. It didn't matter. You weren't there for that.
Got you really enjoy volunteering, but you don't enjoy it anymore. Doesn't matter because you didn't go there for the company. You didn't go there for the recognition. You didn't go there for the appreciation. There are other organizations that came up they're doing a better job than you are and you're like, ah, we got to beat them. Well, no, your goal wasn't beating them your goal was a law so it didn't matter. Like that didn't faze you. People came up to you and said hey, they opened up a must you just have to have to block and they have their fundraiser before Ramadan ends, you better have a fundraiser quick.
No, no, they they're doing that for online. That's okay. You know, Allah has are in are pretty big.
Allies treasure vaults are pretty big. So I don't know if they're gonna take something that was written for us.
But you know, when you forget that, then there's competition, then there's, you're concerned about other people and what they're doing? And how are we going to beat them? And oh, my God, you got this many, how many showed up with everything?
You know, man, and Sadie in a law is actually a mindset. If I'm providing a service, and Allah knows that I'm providing a service for him, and I'm trying to aid you know, the profits cause when unsightly, he says, at least now, who is going to be my aid? Now, another side note, but I think the side notes are important in our course of study. Because I mean, I mean, the purpose of this study is to engage myself in yourself in some degree of torque into the board.
You know, when other school is there, sallAllahu wasallam, or a scientist, then what they ask you to do is very specific and clear, like, this is what it means to follow the messenger, we're going to go to butter.
And nobody says, hey, yeah, I know, he's saying butter, but I'm really good with gardening. And that's also a good cause. So I'm going to go to gardening,
or somebody else's, you know, I write really well. So my skill is writing, so I'm going to write about it. Nope. When he when he the messenger is there, and he's asking you to do something, there is no other priority. That's it, following that messenger, but when a messenger is gone, like in our case, out of source, it is gone. Now we have his teachings left
of his teachings, it's not one cause there's no one thing that everybody has to do anymore.
You're clear about that. There is no one better for everybody. There isn't. There's no one handed off for everybody.
We are all in a million different circumstances, with a million different challenges with a million different opportunities to do something good.
What does it mean for us to be onsala?
Like, the How are you? We're onsala? Like, these are universal systems followers, were his answer. How do we become unsolved? Actually, my understanding of it originally was there were some who argued groups came about, you know, when Muslims were colonized, and we were, you know, taken over by European nations in the last couple of centuries, right, the French, the Germans, the British, of course, and you know, and so, and we started coming out of the clutches of colonization in places like, you know, Algeria, or you know, South Asia and, you know, the, the Dutch in, you know, in Malaysia and Indonesia, and all these places when when they started, you know, receding their
tentacles, then groups came about and said, We represent the cause of Allah join us, this is the cause of Allah, this is exactly what we wanted. And you have to join this Gemma our this cause and if you don't join this cause, then you're missing out on the cause of rissani Salama, the cause of loss or loss is on I mean, you know, and when I was younger, I used to be very moved by that, like they're making a parallel between their struggle and the struggles of the profits and those kinds of groups still exists, they draw a parallel between their struggle and the struggles of profits. My problem with that is that absolute authority no longer exists.
And that just no longer exists. And the opportunity to do good even within the time of loss or loss, and and there was actually an openness, there were Sahaba that weren't Habesha.
But there happened, they weren't Habesha? or What happened? They weren't hamartia Zab happened. They weren't habersham
Allah created a different opportunity for them to do good. work a little higher.
You know, it carwash, you know, what should
I do? Good. The idea is Allah will give you an opportunity to serve some, you know, if a massage is the sun, then the rays of the sun fall differently in different parts of the earth. Right, and they grow different kinds of plants, your opportunity to do good, and your way of eating the cause of our solar system will be different from the person next to you.
And that's completely okay. That's completely fine. You'll be good with teaching children, somebody else will be good at, you know, learning and somebody else will be good at research and somebody else will be good at Dharma and somebody else will be good at
Something else humanitarian causes, somebody else will be a phenomenal doctor. Somebody else will be an architect will help build and rebuild villages. Who knows? The goodness has opened up. So for people to take from the causes of the messengers it Masato Salaam, and then impose that this is exactly what's happening right now it's a big jump because messengers are absolute authorities that speak on behalf of a lot we're not. So you can't take one cause that you believe in, and then make a direct parallel. This is the only cause and this is it, and there's nothing else.
No, you know, when that happens, you know, what else happens? If you're not in my jamara?
Then, I mean, yeah, you're Muslim, but you're not really doing what needs to be done.
And the people in my Jamaat are the real Howdy.
Like, these are the real believers, everybody else I you know, one day made the offer them we don't get guidance, you know, but they're, you know, namesake Muslims. Well, what do you do? Oh, you're not in my group? What do you do? Oh, humanitarian work. Yeah, you know, the prophet sighs I'm used to do humanitarian work until he got his real mission.
That's the mentality that takes over, being condescending towards other people's contributions, because they're not yours, or they're not joining your cause. They're not doing what you think is the most valuable ally may have opened a door of goodness for you. Again, that does not mean that is the only door of goodness that's open.
Nor does it mean, you're the best one to do it. And actually just admitting, accepting that someone does a job better than you. It'd be okay to you know, what I'm, instead of doing something that replicating efforts, I'm going to drop what I'm doing, and I'm going to join what you're doing, because you're doing a pretty good job. I'm just going to further what you're doing. Or if I'm not going to join you, at least I'll take advantage of what you're doing and give credit. And when somebody else asked me, Hey, I need help in this. I'll just point you here.
Because you know what happens when people want Islam help Islamic help? They say, Well, no, we do everything. And what do you think about this? No, no, no, we do everything. You know, like a restaurant that serves everything, even though they serve nothing.
Right? It's like it becomes like that. But it should be perfectly okay for you to come. Somebody comes to you and says, have I heard this question? Actually, no, I, I know how these scholars pretty good. You could probably go to them or this institution, they do some really good health research, you should speak with that. What about you know, that's not my expertise, I go to them. So I think you should go to them too. That would be my recommendation, things like that. Just outsourcing basically, that's when you become good at something then it's okay for you to cite credit somewhere else and say take advantage of this. Take advantage of this take advantage of this. That's it that
contrast needed to be highlighted when when they declared national unsettled law. We are the aides of a law by the way that actually means we're putting our lives on the line. And the The other really subtle, powerful, beautiful thing here is that they did not say not new Ansel ruka illallah. We are your aids towards Allah. He said who are my aids towards Allah? The answer should have been We are your aids towards Allah note we are the AIDS of Allah.
This is the switch that says if we're not eating you, were aids of Allah but Allah doesn't need help. How can you say aids of Allah? You know?
Allahu Mansour Manasa Dena Mohammedan Salama, who is a famous doctor aid, the one who aids the deen of Allah
aid, the one who aids the deen of Allah, they understand something, this messenger is calling us for sacrifice, that sacrifice means we might lose our lives. This however, you know this, we might never see our families again. We might be in all kinds of trouble.
But he's not the one who's going to provide for us.
He's not the one who's going to protect us.
He's not the one that's gonna take care of us. He himself is dependent on who? Allah he's a means by which he's asking us to make the sacrifice. But our loyalty is only to him, because of Allah.
And they're very clear about that. So this under their clarity, that their loyalty is actually rooted in their loyalty to Allah is in their response onsala isn't a buffer to Allah Himself.
This is very important for Christians to hear.
Because they're, you know, the the, all of the obedience and loyalty is to design a salon and allow became sort of an absent third party.
And so Larissa says no, once they respond, no, were the aides of Allah. Notice this is taking us back to something that was said about the prophets eyes on them. It's reversing it. We learned all in quantum to have buena la flutterby Rooney Kamala, if you love Allah, follow me remember this. You love Allah, follow me. Now it's the reverse. He says Follow me.
And they say yeah, because we love Allah.
It's like they're actually flipping that. And they say no, we're the AIDS of Allah. Not even know but yes, we're doing so because we are loyal to Allah. So this is actually confirming it's a case study of that if you come from a boon Allah for Toby Rooney,
Allah will love you. It's actually that I relived.
So now, when they say, you know, National onsala they say I'm a novela we have come to believe in Allah.
We have come to believe in Allah.
You know this again, he's the one in front of them.
He's the one that's talking to them. But no, they don't say we have come to believe in you. They say we've come to believe in Allah but your focus was on Allah Xhosa and we're learning from that, that our, our our zeal, our ability to sacrifice, our motivation to keep going in the religion will not be there if that that bond with Allah isn't there. We have truly come to believe in Allah and our Eman in Allah is driving us to do more. This scary little tidbit here. That true Iman in Allah, if you truly have faith in Allah, then it makes you want to aid allows cause in some way.
Like you want to find something of the profits legacy and further it. And that's a result of the melanoma because they say it's actually ama Nebula is almost an ala, we are going to eat a lot because we believe in Allah.
Allah is not just a concept to us, God exists great. I believe in one God, I'm done. No, the fact that I believe in Him, is actually compelling me to serve Him in some way. Beyond just serving myself beyond just taking care of my material needs, my social needs, my emotional needs, I want to serve, I'm going to give something back. I want to do some kind of hide. This is Ahmed Nabila. And at the end of it all, they don't think of themselves as Hi, you know, I told you, Islam is the minimum as long as the minimum and then a man is higher. But their humility doesn't let them see themselves. Yes, we want to do more. But that means we are true believers. Nope. They say, why
should we not Muslim will?
testify that we're Muslim, you testify that we're Muslim? Why should we announce new testify? At the very least we gave ourselves in submission to Allah their humility does not let them go to a point of self righteousness. They don't call themselves meaning. They call themselves Muslim or those who've accepted submission to Allah those who declared their submission to Allah nothing more. Whether I have imagined a law or not, that's for a lot of judge. I've come to believe, but testify that we are in absolute submission. Also, it is this idea of Muslim Moon is taking us back first, certain Bukhara and they're repeating what Ibrahim alayhis salam
you know, his Islam because it's called a la hora boo Islam Kala Islam to the horrible I mean, when his master said submit, he said I submit, I give myself up. He made his the children of Israel testify. Well, wasabi Rahim Albania, Albania in number hasta la como de La Tomatina Illa Anton moon, my children is why instead yahoo yahoo said Abraham said to their children, my children to Allah has chosen the religion for you Don't you dare die except that you are Muslim. The followers of the Salah Salaam are declaring we are Muslim in doing so, in so little Baqarah, the Israelites the Jews were taught that the original teaching was Islam. Here the Christians are taught the disciples of
Jesus declared Islam.
It says it's as if if you took mutation deviation away from Judaism, you would have what left? Islam? If you took deviation away from Christianity, what would you have left Islam, the original of both Islam. And so that was taken care of the origin of Judaism, you know, brought back to its original form Islam and sort of Bukhara, and the origin of the teachings of Islam brought back to Islam in Alhambra powerful, which would be a non Muslim, the disciples of Jesus saying testify that we are in submission to God, we are the Muslims. But then I want you to engage in this
really interesting exercise. And this is going to take a little time, but I want you to this is a mindfulness exercise. Okay. I want you to listen to me, I'm going to read quite a bit I'm going to read from is number 19. To 32. Alejandra. We've already read these. We've already read these, but we're going to read them again. I'm going to read them rather quickly in flow. But I want you to keep the story of Isa in mind as we read this.
Okay, so from 19 to 32. But now we're not thinking about the civil law system or the seal of the prophets Oisin. And we're thinking about who is on Islam and the story that I've been painting for you. Okay, and we're almost
At the time, where the Roman soldiers are coming in, and they're almost ready to kill him. Okay, that's that's where we are in Edina and the Lucha Islam, certainly the religion with allies, Islam or mostella for Latina or takita. And those who were given the book did not fall into disagreement. Those who were given Torah right at the time of Esau fell into disagreement in love in Burundi. magia, amen. Even after knowledge had come to them, except after knowledge had come to them, buddy and been home out of rebellion between them. Well, maniac, forby Ayatollah and whoever would disbelieve in the miraculous revelations of Allah. Allah has endured hisab then certainly Allah is
quick to take the audit for in how juca then if they're still arguing against you for cola slumped to watch yelling that and tell them I have submitted my face to Allah. Well, Manitoba and the ones who follow me will call the Latina or takita will mean and tell those who have been given the book and those who have no knowledge of Islam. Are you going to submit into Islam also for in assalamu then if they do occur, they settle then they are committed to guidance, we're into one low and if they were to turn their backs for a nickel bolas then you are only responsible for communicating well blah, blah blah so you don't build a bond and Allah is in full view of the slaves in a Latina
Karuna vi Atilla those who disbelieve in the miraculous signs of Allah will react to rule and amenability hotton and kill profits without any justification, way up to Luna Latina Marula will Christy Menendez and kill those who come in to justice among people for Bashir whom Dr. Durbin Aleem congratulate them of painful punishment. Are you seeing a parallel? Are you seeing what's happening
with it Cantina habitat for dunya? Will Allah mala hoomin now sitting
there they're the ones whose deeds are taken from this world and in the next time they will have no one to aid them mine Ansari in Allah ma luminosity Alam De La La La Nina una sabe amin Al Kitab Didn't you look at those who are given a portion of the book udayana lakita Villa being called to the book of Allah, US have a portion of dot Lisa has the entire Talat nusseibeh Milan Kitab kita Bella they have the portion he has the whole thing you download it like a tabula Leah Kuma Bina home so he can judge between them or so it can judge between them. So Maya tawanda for the coming home home alone, they turned their backs they're after a group among them and they deliberately ignore
the Anika be under honkala and that all because they say they declare lanta my son and daughter in law yeah mama do that fire even if it does touch us it's going to be for a few days limited was wrong feeding him McCann we have our own and what they've made up in their religion is diluting them is giving them false hope for kafer Elijah mana Julio Malawi Buffy, then how will it be when we gather all of them for a day in which there is no doubt what will feel good lunasin every person shall be taken. Which is also interestingly alluding to one is going to be taken sooner than the rest. Makeba Momofuku lunasin Mikasa but you're actually reversing shall be paid whatever they
earned Bahama moon and they are not going to be wronged hula hula listen carefully Hola Hola, Malik al mulk se O Allah, the king, King of all kings, the owner of all kingdom, till Malcolm and Tasha, you grant kingdom to whoever you want. Jesus is accused of usurping kingdom. The Romans are coming after him because they think he's going to challenge their kingdom and they are going to remain in power. And you have to declare whether the disbelievers in power or the believer is in power. The owner of all power is Allah and he gives it to whoever he wants believer or just believer. That's his decision. What 10 01 will come in mentorship, and you snatch Kingdom from whoever you want, but
the resume and Tasha and you dignify whoever you want, what do they love and Tasha and you humiliate whoever you want the ethical hate. Under all of those circumstances, all good still belongs to you. In Nicola Galicia in Cardiff. Certainly you are completely capable over all things to literally live in the heart. matilija hora fileted you enter the night into the day, you enter the day into the night. What essential hire middlemen at auto collision many Terminal High, you bring the living from the dead and the dead from the living. Does that sound like the Saudis around? Yeah, they see the parallels yet.
He says What does documentation and you provide whoever you want. With beyond imagination believing, without limit beyond imagination will not provide a salesianum
he provided his mother a child with a sub. He provided him speech with at his job. He prided in protection at his job. He provided him with his food from the sky like his mother used to get food in the mirror. He got food from the sky be Lady hisab. beyond imagination. He's going to be provided a life that outlives everybody else and he brings it back. He brings him back bill at his alma mater Zoo Mendoza will be the hisab let me know and Katharina Alia. I'm in tune in believer shall not take disbelievers as protective partners. What did the Jews do? Who did they go to
Romans conspiring against the Prophet. I Sally Sue them. Well, my dear friends Delica fillet seminoma fishy, and whoever does so there's nothing good to come of them. They have nothing wrong with a lot left in law into taco mintaka unless you are seeking some sort of protection from them which means that the rest of the Jewish community was not a criminal just because they were living under Roman rule. You needed protection that's fine when you have zero kumala whenever sahoo and allies warning you of himself when you allow him assailant to realize the final return call in to whom official duty come out of the hole. Tell them what you've been hiding inside of yourself or
what you expose a level no yarlung hola SMRT Well, my friend of the will La Jolla coalition Cody. And Allah knows whatever is in the skies and the earth and allies in complete control over all things. Yo Mataji Dooku enough Sema Amira been heading
into the day on which every person will find whatever good they did standing in front of them, and whatever evil whatever evil they did, they will do lo anabaena how Urbina who abandoned berita will have zero qumola one officer who they will wish that between them and the things that they have done, there are long spans of age, and allies warning you about himself or LaHood are often very bad and allies compassionate concerning His slaves concerning the slaves call in contempt of Hebron Allah, if in fact you love Allah for to be Rooney Follow me. You have to be Allah, Allah will then love you. We have a Lulu back home he'll forgive your sins will law for him and Allah is forgiving.
Allah is forgiving.
Jesus isn't forgiving Ally's forgiving Rahim.
Allah to Allah Rasool obey Allah and the messenger for inter well, lo. And if you turn your backs for in the law, law, your herbal caffeine, then Allah does not love those who disbelieve.
It changes your definition of this believer.
It's the entire account. This is what I mean by the struggle of the prophets. I said, I'm superimposed on the account of
one on top of the other as if you can't tell which story is being told.
Those these are not we're not about Lisa. These were about the solar side of them. And now you go back and your view changes. It's that struggle relived. And so here, we've had we anonymously moon, or abana, Bhima and delta,
our master and by the way, we didn't talk about the word unsought and some of its origins
luthra comes from you know, mighty eight, but it actually has non Arabic origins also. So, you know, I told you that the Christians were generally called Missy Hien. But in Islamic tradition because the Quran used the word nasrani maganda Ibrahim, Rio de la lasagna, and then nesara, you may have heard Masada, that's the term that got coined in the Koran for Christians, even though the Christians didn't use that term. They use the word mercy here most of the time. We because later on in Islam, we became a dominant power and in a lot of places Christians were living under Muslim rule. So we whether they were metal kites, like the chest adonia and Christians or the manifest the
Jacobite Jacobi Christians, or the historians, whatever Christian denominations they were, we call them nesara. But originally, it's actually the Syriac Christians that were called Masada. And there's some other notes on this too, you know, in the Quran, in the Bible, in Acts 1126. This is the first time that disciples were called Christians in Acts 26 in Antioch, Christiana. And this was probably used for Gentile Christians, meaning Christians that were not originally Jews. Jews who accepted were called the followers of the way. That was the term use for them followers of the way. Jesus himself was called nasserein, nasrani, naserian, 12 times and Matthew, Luke, john and x. So
the word has been used actually, originally as a term condescending term, even in some cases for the Saudis. Why? Because he's you may have heard Jesus of what Nazareth,
from from Nazareth came the word Nasrin.
And they're from that region. And that's why they're called that that's one of the origins of the word. Jews accused him of being a leader of the nasrani of the nazarenes. Because in a town of Galilee, where Jesus was wearing, we saw in a salon was that region actually was called the salon. And so, and this is mentioned in Acts now, later on in Arab Christian tradition. In like, for example, Syriac Christians, they use the word nasrani. And, and nesara for themselves. The Quran has taken the word that they the closest Christians use now, you know, you have to appreciate this even in our times. I was one time I was in Arkansas, and Little Rock, and there's over 100 different
denominations of churches in just Little Rock, Arkansas.
And just Little Rock, Arkansas, like Christianity is many, many, many, many denominations. Okay.
It's not just Catholics and Protestants. There's hundreds, hundreds of denominations, and they don't like you know how we have schools of thought in Islam. And sometimes we even have some much more, you know, varying disparities between the Muslim Sunnis and Shias and others, right? But it's way more than that in the Christian world, way more than that, and there are differences aren't on, you know, will do issues.
Or some small difference of opinion? No, they're actually who is Jesus Christ of questions? What does it mean? What does it all mean? fundamental questions? How does the Quran then take all of the denominations of Christianity and talk to them? The fact is, it doesn't. The fact is, Allah spoke primarily to the Christians who came to meet with the Prophet.
The Quran also spoke primarily to the Jews that interacted with the profit slice on
and the Arab Jews were very particular brand of Judaism, the Arab Christians, the Syriac Christians were a particular brand of Christianity. There are other strands of Christianity that Koran did not address. Those some common elements between all of them have been addressed Jesus being divine, that's been addressed, but specifics of each denomination haven't been, but you know how you have a principal Hannibal nasaka to bully him talk to people at their level? Basically, because Syria Christians are the ones we're interacting with, then the word Masada and the Swanee. This is the coin term among them. That's the term that you find in Quran, you find it the most relevant to them.
And what the timeless lesson we learned from that is not to call all Christians nesara necessarily, but actually, to understand that you have to use terminology and language that resonates most with the people you're speaking to. The Quran is not just words, its teachings, and teaching methods. And the teaching method of the Quran is speak to people in with words that most resonate with them, that you can relate that they can relate to what you're saying, most easily. You know, I'm reminded I often, you know, side back to sort of ideas and other places in Quran, where Allah specifically speaks to the Arab mindset.
You know, like battle horses, galloping into a raid is not something unless you're into western movies, Western flicks, is not something that resonates with some some of you, but it certainly did with those Arabs at the time. And it's capitalized, that's used to get a message across to them. This is the kind of language that's used to get a message across. And so when academics come along and say, Well, look, we're on using the Salah, we don't use the Salah, so it's obviously not relevant. Know, the Koran, what is teaching us has to be relevant to your audience, your immediate audience. You know, often I think of it as in some people ask the simplistic question, and I'll end
with this because it's a little bit philosophical, but I, I'm expecting that people that that engage in this study with me that their thought process rises over time. And Sharla, like I push you to think about things that are more difficult to think about, and it's okay, and let our brains hurt a little bit. Okay.
You know, some when I say that, you might say, well, I thought that Islam is universal and Koran is for all times. And now you're saying that it's what speaking to a specific denomination of Christians that died a long time ago and does not no longer relevant? How is it going to help? Or somebody even asked me one time at an aid gathering, how's the Battle of butter gonna help me?
Somebody asked me that question. I was like, that's a really good question. I wasn't offended. I didn't take my cake and throw it at them and declare the module cotton or anything like that. I just, you know, cuz he says if put on he said, he told me if Quran was revealed today wouldn't be talking about butter. Like if Kron revealed today. That's like, lots of gophers right there in one sentence, but, but I kept eating my cake. I think these are questions. Okay. You can ask a question. I want you to think of it this way.
You know, when you study, the, you know, metrics.
The the meter is a certain length, right, the foot is a certain length, and they have a standard meter. So I think it's an Austria somewhere. And then the original meter, and every ruler that's manufactured, has to go back to that standard, right. And that standard itself is timeless. It's that's why it's kept in a glass box and temperature controlled or whatever, because this is the standard that we're going to have to go back to every time.
Revelation is necessarily two things. Revelation is timeless. We'll get to that later. But revelation is necessarily locked into history.
revelation came at a certain time to a certain people in a very particular historical moment. It did.
And that his preserving that history, preserving the language of that history, down to the language Arabic has changed. Arabic is not what it was.
Arabic today and Arabic 1500 years ago is not the same preserving that Arabic even if nobody speaks it today is critical. Like so much of the Arabic of that time if somebody just starts making Shan Shan Zhu Li today, some aid gathering boom,
you know, module
nobody will understand. So preserving that is important because that maintains the original standard. Now from that what happens with a meter, that standard? Are there other calculations and other advancements that come as a result of this standard existing? Yeah, the world of architecture, engineering the world, all these worlds are benefited from, you know, even medicine wherever, that because the standard managed measurement exists. Now, you can based on that standard, do timeless things.
If you understand the timeless historical moments like that, that was locked, crystallized historical moments of the revelation of the Quran of the time of service, and if you could understand them, and truly understand them in their original historical place, then you're in a position to extract from it what is timeless.
You don't just go to it, ignoring the history and say it's timeless.
I'm gonna be blind to the fact that this is actually originally a standard. When you start for example, applying modern Arabic to the Quran.
Right? Has Arabic changed? Sure, and you start applying modern Arabic to the meanings of the Quran. What Amr means today is not what a bar meant 1500 years ago, to change the change in the word, the difference between them? What will happen every few years, I think about English, our words in English use the same way from the last 30 years.
Like if somebody said, Hey, I follow your Facebook
30 years ago,
they would call the police on them. There's a serial killer who's got a book in his house with my face all over it. And,
you know, what are you doing just tweeting?
You know, hey, why'd you poke me the other day? I've never even met you. How did you poke me? Do you understand like language changes as society changes, technology changes, social circumstance changes, words change. Words, and their meanings and their content. They don't just change in the dictionary. They change how people use them. You know, something is, you know, back in the day, something is cool. As cool and cool survived. But two kids watching the same basketball game that was cool. That was hot.
And they're describing the same thing. It's the same three pointer. One thought it was cool. The other thought it was hot.
Right. And that ended. But if you said that was hot, 100 years ago, in English, 50 years ago, somebody talked about Well, that was hot.
They didn't change the temperature.
What I'm getting at is if you read something from 50 years ago in English,
but you thought of it in the vocabulary sensibility you have today, would the meaning of the author change?
Yeah, you will understand something else, they meant something else you would understand something else. Those words are locked in that time, you have to understand English See, to be able to
to be able to understand what they're saying. Shakespeare has to be understood not in modern language, but Shakespearean English, Koran, its history, its language are all locked in a certain time, you first have to understand it in its original time and place. And only then are you in a position to save from it, we get something timeless. Because if you don't appreciate the intent of the author, and you don't appreciate the mindset of the original audience, you're missing the point. You're just missing the point. And so when we have we have to have a modern reading of the Quran, well take a few steps back, we can have a modern reading of the Quran. After we've understood a
classical reading of the Koran. Go back to the original language First, go back to the original context first understand the world that this came in first, and then you come to the original the timeless now on a on a side note. I wanted to share something really cool with you as I close today is we didn't get to even finish this I Oh, that's okay. This is too many heavy things inside desire. But I've told you that there are parallels between Rasulullah saw Islam and a Sally salon. And those parallels are layered to the point where even there are parallels between the the wives of the Prophet so I said I mean, buddy, I'm sorry. I'm gonna do so to him. The surah begins with the
mothers of the believers, the wives of the Prophet slicin them and it ends with Miriam Miriam I'm not that morality is on it for john necessarily alleged drawing upon
Low between the mothers of the believers and also last time, Miriam was kept inside the masjid crucify, Salah moved to Medina and his house was built adjacent to the masjid. And for the first time, women were actually living literally adjacent to the masjid. And she for the hot admin dooney him her job and she used to have a hijab, a barrier a curtain between them and the people, right? And Allah azza wa jal says about the mothers of the believers first unohana Meanwhile, hijab ask them from behind the hijab,
right and then you have also lost a solemn not being told where Carnegie booty could know a lot
about Raja de la creme de la Tina Sokka. Walter Anna La Habra Sula, who
stay in your homes. Don't Don't display your beauty established prayer.
You know, it will surely work IE Moroccan Akina salata, Athena Sokka.
And then the angels came and told me the epsilon Allah, Allah, Allah has stuff Arqiva, the Hauraki Allah is purified you. What does he say about the mothers of the believers? Leo Hey, Bianca Marissa at albedo, Hera calm Tahira. He wants to purify you purifying the mothers of the believers. She's described as the mother of riesa
Mother Teresa. And who loves me Nina man unfussy him was was your home mahato home. The wives the prophets wives are called what mother's was already a connection between that her being a mother and then being mothers.
You know, she was what we call free him we're calling him either Maria maputaland alima they disbelieved in many of the disbelieved and they said a terrible allegation against money, a miserable and terrible allegation of indecency, like towards Madame towards one of the mothers of the believers. Oh, yeah. And the word watan was used for her. Well, we're calling him Allah Maria Mambo darlin azima, will be well, Lola and Sumitomo Colton Maya kulula, and kendama bajada Subhana kochava, both on our team.
It's not appropriate for us to be talking about this, how perfect are you? This is a terrible baudin a terrible allegation, a false allegation in regards to the story of William Solomon earlier. So
there are multiple parallels between the mothers of the believers and Muslims Ramananda down to the way the residence was, and the quarters were established and the curtains were made. And you know, the the risk that Allah says Allah will provide you this, if you don't want this, Allah He will give you but if you want to be with the province or state with the province, I accept this life, you know, this difficult life along with him. And she was dedicated to the service of Allah, in her own way her mother dedicated hers in the service of Allah and the mothers of the believers volunteered themselves to be in the role that once Miriam was in salmonellae household, some really remarkable
parallels between the life and struggles of those who have lost them. And that recently said, um, anyway, I'll just say one last thing here, and I'm gonna I'm a NaVi mountains Delta, we have come to believe in what you sent down, I'll just highlight this and I'll close our master, they make dua to Allah now, they were talking to Lisa, just a second ago, and they said, you'll be witnessed that we're Muslim. Now that you're witness. Now they want to be witness. So the messenger is witness. And now Allah is going to be witness. But I'm gonna I'm gonna be Manzanita, our master we have come to believe in what you've sent down. What does he send down? Tara and ngl because Lisa, Lisa was taught
a lot and indeed, the Jews are being taught by these words that you don't really believe in thought because the original has been reset to the side and you reject Lisa you're rejecting Talat
the Christians are being taught that you people love in jail and you have completely abandoned Torah. No, we believe in everything you've sent down through that energy the authorities not mine so it's not abrogated the law of the of the Torah is no longer applicable. What are you talking about? Of course, it's gonna be follow all of it with the baton of Rasulullah and we followed the messenger, that same messenger who prayed the way Musashi Salaam prayed, the one who didn't eat, who didn't eat pork, who didn't drink wine who followed Islam, the way that Musa al Islam followed we followed him for Cubana Masha had been then documented among those that are witness
among the witnesses Now listen to who's gonna be witness now.
They're testifying their showerhead. They weren't allowed to be showerhead. Previously, they wanted the result to be showerhead. Go back earlier on go further back. shahidullah Allahu La ilaha illallah wa melodica wha only three testimonies occurred. A lot of testifies and just testify and those of knowledge testify. What's happening in the story is a law testifying
They asked a lot of testify
the angels delivered the message mountains delta and who are
are the messengers and those who follow them may testify that testimony that was mentioned originally in earlier in Milan earlier on in the beginning is now the case study of it is gonna be mountain Delta with the ba ba Sula Masha it. And by the way when Allah mentioned that what did he mentioned Carmen, Bill Christie.
He testifies that they are that Allah stands by Justice and those who stand by Justice what happens to them? When you're deluded Latina Muna bill Cristina nurse they kill those who come into justice. What happens next in the story after the text to testify there's a scheme to kill them while Mercado McCullough lower low head of marketing. So it's actually echoing what started off in Alhambra and what the principles that were taught are now be are being lived through the example of a Sally's setup Subhanallah so whether or not in the the the provided here are very powerful for to be Rooney follow me for who what the vulnerable Sula, we follow the messenger, the mess, our messenger said,
Follow me. And recently something we followed the messenger, therefore, his followers are saying, we've done that too. In other words, the Christians are being told, You are being asked the same thing that the hawala you were asked, they testify to their Islam, they said, we're gonna follow the messenger because of revolution that's come, it's your turn to be like the hell out of you now.
It's your turn to live up to the state, the people you love and look up to the ones that you've held in high regard. And he says, fuck nama shahidi make writers among the witness, by the way.
for Christians, how important is the term witness?
How important is that term? It's a very central term to their missions, you know?
So, with this in Jesus, man, I made him witness.
And we of course, use that for Shahada too, but the word witness is really important in Christian terminology. And here Lazarus has right a sin among those that are truly witness. You be Lord be witness, and literally a Christian. Lord, we witness write us in as one of the witnesses and this allies actually reclaiming the holiday. The people that are now attributed to be the fathers of the sharing of reality. So I mean, the sort of a lot, they are being attributed as the heroes that declared Islam at any expense, they will hold on to their Islam and their loyalty to the Saudis. I'll conclude with that inshallah. Tada. McDarrah that were able to complete our study of
unemployment with mila barakallahu li walakum
salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.