Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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today's clip is about a very, very short I have the run and many of you even the young among you probably know the surah. Nikolay was at the lomasa it's only going to be about that first time. First thing I'd like to tell you as a reminder is that in Milan, Allah often speaks in multiple AI ops. And they all go together to make one sentence. So like in the fatty hub, we said humbling dialogue with either mean, or recommend or writing Rahim, Malik here with the those are three ions. But actually it's one sentence, it's all connected, right? So we pause. So in language, we're used to stopping when the sentence ends. But in the Quran, sometimes Allah will stop before the sentence
ends, he'll stop the iron. And he'll break the next part up into another IRA and which is why the items are not like sentences. They're not even like verses of poetry or anything else. It's unique structure. That's why you can't compare the Koran to any other book for many reasons. And one of them is even if language is not organized, the way you and I are used to seeing language in any other text. nobody speaks and stops halfway in the middle of the sentence you understand. But then what's the point? Why would someone speak in a way that they would stop in the middle of a sentence for example, a famous example of that is a man who I love and for I'm so correct man. Alonzo just
says that he All right man talk to for odd, but man is an IRA by itself. And then I live abroad is the next I even though together grammatically there one sentence, what does that and then Sahaba. It's a subject in the predicate of the sentence.
all by himself, give us a clue why he does that. He said he had done it. Well, yet.
So people so they can deeply contemplate his ions. Sometimes you and I process information in units. So the way our brain works, we think of a sentence like a unit of information. And allies training us that even within a sentence, there's a part that needs reflection on its own, like this, this component, you need to look at it on its own and really think about that, then you look at the next component, then you put it all together, because quite easily. I'm not gonna just say it all at once. And you think of it as one unit, you understand. So he's breaking things up. And this is something that, you know, those of you that are in school, in university or even in elementary
school or younger, a good teacher, that's what they do, they break things up. That's a really hard topic. It's a really big chapter, and they break it up into really small digestible parts. And until you understand this little small sub lesson, they're not going to move
On to the next one, and then the next one, and then the next what and when you get to put it all together, because if you look at it all together at once, you may not individually give value to each part, and you might miss something. And so that's what Allah is doing. And this idea that I wanted to start with today, I have that I wanted to choose this football today is waiting equally who was the loser even though actually, the sentence continues, we're going to stop here, because it deserves attention on its own. Allah decided that by making that the stop of the AI
so let's talk about that about
the first The second thing I want you to know is the context. This is a solo that was given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in Makkah, in Makkah and the primary audience, the main audience of the Prophet social, who are the people that this is talking to, are people that don't believe in it. In fact, that even includes people that absolutely hate him. The the people that are supposed to be listening to these words, we're listening to them sitting attentively and tomorrow prayer, we're reciting them for blessings. We're trying to extract guidance from them that was not their case. They hated listening to these words. They hated the Messenger of Allah so Allah more on he said them
at best, they were scared of listening to him. So he this is this is coming down at a time where the vast majority of people around the prophets are very hostile. They don't want to hear what he has to say or what the Quran has to say. It's talking to them. This is a pretty tough people.
And in that context, because they are famously we call them the unicorn of Macau right Vishnu maka,
among could just call them allouche recon. He could just call them Ico file and gefion that's who they are. Right? Now the deniers have the truth so they don't look at the goon. So and these are all attributes for them that are used in the Koran, it sounds like they're not used. But even though this is about them, what did Allah do in this for those of you you don't assume
the Musashi rune will say, Well how the hell I feel we're
not gonna feel shaky.
So this IR came down about the machete Kim, who used to criticize the prophet and hate on the Muslims, etc. Allah did not use the word and was shaking, even though we all know it's them. Why? Why would that be done?
This is actually done. This is a kind of hip hop, this is kind of making something that's very clear, ambiguous. Let me give you a simple example to help you understand this concept in language.
You know, if some people in the class and you're in your school, some people in the class cheated on the test, and the teacher found out, right? The teacher could walk in and say I'm looking at my use of setup. He could do that.
And now he's calling out exactly who cheated. Yes. Well, the teacher could walk in and say,
everyone who cheated.
Everyone who the woman is just everyone who cheated. Even the people who didn't cheat or like Wait, am I part of that? They start getting nervous because the teacher didn't name them You understand? And so Allah has done in this ayah is he did not give you a me the comfort of thinking, Oh, this is about conditioning cooling of Makkah.
Not about us.
He didn't give me that comfort. He wanted me to be on alert. And the words that this I have begins with is the word It begins with this way.
The word wave was used way before it's not the arrows we're using it for 1000s of years. And they used it to describe
these to describe something ugly, something terrible, something disgusting. In many situations where it was used to describe something that's horrible.
Then when he was also used for the hostel, meaning you really hope something would work out and it didn't work out. Yeah, maybe. So when he was used for our man, it is part hustla the hustle that's what it was used for. So it was as a as a culture part of the culture. This word was used for something ugly, and something that's filled with regret something that you regret that you missed an opportunity or you could have made some a lot of money or whatever. I recently met somebody who had a lot of weight burning inside them. This guy I don't and I'm not giving you a football and cryptocurrency or anything but this guy bought some cryptocurrency on one thing my opinion on it, he
bought it wasn't going anywhere. He sold it two hours later, it went down by 5000 times went up 5000 times and he could have been a millionaire and now he's depressed and he needs to die. So there's a lot of times
right? But the idea is that this is this this meaning I want you to keep in your mind as we try to explore the because the the ions of dope ROM they came in the language of those people like
Language is part of a culture. And that was part of their culture. When they, when they talked about something that they deeply regret, they use the word weight, when they talked about something that was terribly disgusting to use the word weight, and then it took on other meanings they took on the meaning of cursing somebody, like I would get destroyed. And why did it mean I hope you get this right away? Good luck. What does he mean I hope you get destroyed means I hope you go through the kinds of things that are so ugly that you're filled with regret for the rest of your life.
And from then beyond that, even in the religious sense that the word whale took on another yet another expression, Allah used it as one of the names of China,
the same word, it wasn't originally being used for health. But then Allah coined a new meaning for the word wave in the meaning of hellfire. Why? Because the one May Allah protect every one of us from the Hellfire, the the the one in Hellfire has never seen more ugliness, and has never felt more regret. So one of the things that means hell, hell is the ugliness and the other dimension of it that's being highlighted in the word with Wayne, is if the terrible regret that's constants forever.
And so that's the word with which this surah This is the sentence or this part of the sentence begins where you learn, that's how we begin. That's the mind that's the word that's coming in everybody's mind, they haven't even heard the rest of the sentence yet, the rest of what Allah has to say, But whatever it is, can't be good.
And whatever it is, is gonna fill somebody with a lot of regret. And whatever it is, is extremely ugly. It's extremely ugly.
These are the thoughts, the sentiments that have filled the mind of a careful listener, when they hear the word weighed on. And then there's another dimension to that.
In the Arabic language, typically, when you start a sentence, you started wild rough builder, you say, anyway, you equally houmas
you expect for those of you that understand some things about the Arabic language that looked at the common love, the expectation for the opening of a sentence is that it should be definitely should have been I'm attorney. So the expectation here is actually louder than 30.
And in the science of Bulava and the science of analyzing the effect of language, especially in the Koran, when you expect something to be whether the the understand and you take it off, even though it was expected, then something special is happening. something unusual is happening. Now what's the effect of that on those people when they used to hear something like that? They used to hear that this is a kind of regret. This is a kind of ugliness that we are not that familiar with. And it's huge. So that the mean, I mean, you feel Allah. So it gives the meaning of something huge. This is not some smaller gret. This is massive regret. This is a huge problem that's being described, how
can it become so huge because the ad was taken away? Because Allah didn't say?
He said we loan equally. So that wailing alone means it is this is palaemon. And the other side of it is it's unknown.
I don't know what is the structure is, I don't know the extent of it.
I know there's a problem. I don't even know how big a problem is. So there's this unimaginable crisis that's been introduced to the listener just inside the word wait.
And then I'm the final bit. This is the scariest part to me. They talk in linguistics in Arabic, we talked about the difference between the hover valincia I won't give you an Arabic lesson. It's maybe something very basic to you. When I speak. Sometimes the purpose of my speech is to tell you something, deliver information. So my communication is information. It's informative, like the weather is cloudy, this information. Right? The sun is shining is information, right? But let me give you a silly scenario. I'm walking with a friend of mine. And I actually don't really like my friend. He's kind of like my friend of me.
So he falls on the ground and I say, Oh, the sun is shining.
I'm no longer giving information.
I'm actually using the sun shining to say that made me happy you falling on your face like that made my day The sun is shining. So sometimes when you say something, it's not to communicate information, it's to communicate your emotions. Emotions are not the same as information.
This sentence can be looked at as cover. And it can be looked at as in shock. It can be looked at as both. It could be that Allah is telling us that this terrible, regretful destruction is meant for some kinds of people he's about to tell us though, or Allah is actually telling us that may this kind of distressing
Paul on these people, it is Allah expressing his desire his want. Allah is his intent that this should be for these people. Like he wants this to happen to them. Like Allah wants this for them.
This that's the scary part. You see, it's not just about telling us, but ally informing us of his intent, his desire to see this for them. Who are these people.
Now it must be some small group of people that get the worst terrible destruction. But this gets even worse when he says, when you don't legally
liquidity, the word goal means each and every,
each and every. Now you could have said here where you didn't have a magazine, you know, you could say that a limousine, or an homage Xena limousine, you could just say those same words, there are other ways of saying it. By seeing the word cool. What did I do, it's like he spread a vast Canvas, every single one who has this quality, I'm no longer thinking this is just about the operation of Makkah, that's gone. He took it away just by using the word coil. He broadened it so much. And then let's talk about who these people are better, that are getting such focus, like the entire an entire surah. This is not an eye on the Quran. This is the opening of a Surah An entire suit of the crime
dedicated to this bunch of people and how Allah is so upset with that. Allah is so angry with them, this must be some really serious problem. And you and I think, well ibaka the big problem was they worshipped idols. They worship false gods. They didn't believe in the revelation, right. So there should be a surah dedicated to their Sheikh, to their worship of false gods, to the to the criticism of Vietnam, but instead of this surah, this terrible destruction is for two qualities, and this is who must have been Lumosity. So I'm going to take a few moments now and describe to you what these two qualities are. And why they why and how they were made such a big deal.
oversimplify the early career of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we say he came to the end, shift, enter, establish, though he's young, he certainly did. But there was a lot more he came to end.
Because the heat is like a seed. emaan is like a seed, I'll smooth it off a roof is
the essence of
it. But it's like a tree has many branches. And all of them are funded, all of them are critical. And so what happens in these items?
So the word homas, let me define it for you. In the root essence of the word is and you're able to hear them.
The shadow behind
it's when someone criticizes somebody with words, or when somebody criticizes somebody else, with their eyes, or with their face, their cheeks, their jaw, or with their head, with their body language.
Basically, any form you can think of, of making someone else feel worthless, some someone else feel inferior. Let me put it in kid language when you make someone feel stupid.
What you call when you put someone in their place.
When you you know when you burn somebody, when you wreck somebody, when you troll somebody,
you know, when you destroy somebody, when you own somebody, that's what you call it, too, right? He got owned.
And then how do you do that you can do that with words.
You can do that with,
You can polish them, you can roll them.
You can make someone feel they're so unwanted. Unwanted, as soon as they come come near you like
that's the kind of homosassa you made somebody feel unwanted.
You can make somebody feel like they're every time they open their mouth. They're so stupid. I can't believe that words coming out of their mouth. Like, seriously.
you didn't do anything. This is your face doing drama. That's all it's doing. And that's being captured in this is.
Because one of the one of the great, great sins in our religion. The sin that is attributed back to the devil himself is given arrogance. And what is arrogance. arrogance isn't just about you feeling better or greater. It's also about you making someone else feel lesser. That's another way of feeling bigger about yourself, right? You don't get any bigger but you make somebody else feel smaller. That's how you do it easy. You don't have to accomplish anything. You can just poke at somebody
This is why you will be equally homeless.
Someone who criticizes others speaks about. And by the way, homeless also includes people who talk behind other people's
clothes. So backbiting, and that kind of thing is included in it. People who love talking about others, you're sitting and having lunch. After Juma, you worship the love setting, and somebody mentioned xenos name, and you're like saying, Oh, don't get me started.
The moment you say, don't get me started, you already got started. Nobody had to get you started, you're the one who started it.
And your way of saying Don't get me started is you're really hoping somebody starts.
So you don't have to take the blame.
Or even if we just did a father,
you know, stuff.
That's not that.
That's not innocent. But when you do that, when you love when you get in the habit of talking about others in critical ways, in front of them behind them, when you start doing that, and this is actually homeless, and it's not a one time thing, this is important. Now, it's not like if you did that one time, now the worst part of Hell is for you, or you're going to live a life of regret. That's not what's being said, whom is that this book is called for I love this pattern who has a new Mazda. And from it, you get to do haka, for example. huta, there's different words in Arabic that come on this pattern. And what this pattern illustrates is either I don't know, either catholica
sudo, Casa de su, whatever act it is, happens a lot. So someone who laughs all the time, they're just always laughing, even if it's something serious, Hey, man, I got in a car accident, Ah, that's what they do. That's
they laugh all the time. Right? They can't help themselves. So when Allah says, luminosa, it's a person who criticizes and criticizing the criticizes so much, they're in the habit of doing it. That's all they're doing all the time. They don't even realize they're doing it.
That just becomes their second nature. Being condescending, being insulting, being critical of others, putting others down using offensive body language, facial expressions, you know, making someone feel a little just becomes like inhaling and exhaling for them. They do it so much, it's, it becomes a part of their nature. And that's actually the kind of extreme that's being criticized here. that a person can reach that point, it doesn't happen immediately. But it can get to that point. And you know what, a lot of times, what happens is, you see other people doing it, and you're like, man, I don't want to be made fun of so the best defense is offense. So let me start using bad
words to let me start being that way too. So nobody will make fun of me. They'll be scared to make fun of me, because I'm too busy making fun of them. I'm too busy offending everybody else, so they'll back off on me. Right? And this is a homeowner, and then the homeowner that goes to an extreme. And what's that extreme? It's the next phase. Louisa.
An alarm is the same extreme form someone who makes it into a life habit is actually someone who, who criticizes you to your face. And watch I've been I hey, by the way, has anyone ever told you you're like really fat?
Anyone told you like you smell a lot?
You know, I don't want to see I mean I'm not being mean or anything, bro. Like you realize like, really stupid.
I know saying and then you feel like you've accomplished something really, really great because hey, I'm not talking behind your back. I'm telling to your face. Because I love you, bro.
No, that's not luck. Making someone insulting someone doing all those same things that I was talking about, but doing it to their face, and somehow thinking it's a noble thing to hurt someone's feeling to their face. And then tell yourself pat yourself on the back and say, at least I didn't do it behind your back. At least I wasn't homeless. I'm just no Mirza.
Don't, don't give yourself a false sense of, you know, righteousness, self righteousness, because you're taking what you think is the lesser of two, Allah is critiquing both. And he's actually making both of them together as an adjective. In other words, if you're one way, eventually you become the other way to it these qualities they, they're like a weed. They're like a virus they grow inside. So he keeps getting worse and worse and worse. And that's actually one of the qualities of the solar. It's like a seed disease, and then it grows and then it grows. And as it grows, you can see its progression in the solar. So as if you on your own inshallah study the rest of the soil,
you'll find the progression, you'll find the progression of this disease, or where does it go, what happens next what happens is sometimes the disease starts in the stomach reaches all the way to your limbs. Sometimes the disease starts, you know, in one part of the body or reaches the rest of the body the same way this starts in one part of your mind, and affects other parts of you spiritually, emotionally. That's what happens with these diseases. So Allah says, where your liquidity who must attend lomasa to make every one of us aware of something, Allah saw this quality and people who didn't believe
Even people who hated his profits on the long run instead of people who are ready to kill the people who used to openly worship idols, people forgot about the legacy of Ibrahim around Islam. And he was talking to them. That's where I started. He was talking to them. And he was saying this is one of their worst qualities. What does that mean? That means when they don't believe in Allah the way they should, then this quality happens.
When you don't believe in Allah the way you should, then you get this quality. Now let's flip that equation before I was hooked on. What if I have this quality, and the converse is true. And maybe I don't believe in a lot the way I should. Maybe I don't fear a lot the way I should. Maybe I'm not aware of another way I shouldn't be. Because my behavior is looking a lot like the kind of behavior a lot criticize of the Michigan.
I'm not saying you're wishing to go have a wish. But it's a pretty scary thought. That alone would broaden this openness make us aware of how serious it is. So we you and I realize that our tongues and the way we treat other people, the way we talk to other people, though, we talk about other people, what we make other people feel by our expressions. Those of you I see a lot of young kids sitting in the audience today, the way you make your mother feel when you don't respond to her when she's talking to you at the breakfast table.
You're listening, you're listening, you're listening, you're still what
your your you got an early training on homos on my friend.
That's early training.
Get rid of that for yourself. Doesn't matter if your mom gets upset or not Ally's upset for her.
Well, when a husband is doing that to his wife, when the wife is doing that to the husband, or the wife can do to the asthma as you know, silent treatment.
But yeah, but yeah, well, yeah, well, the guy can create a national anthem by the name, if you're not listening. See right there, he's not listening.
And you can do the same here. You can do this to your siblings, you can do this, some of our friends, make someone feel inferior. And then if you get once in a while, that's okay. We're human, it happens. It happens. But if this becomes our habit, this becomes our nature. This becomes our personality trait. Man, Allah, I'll take you back. And I'll end with where I started. What was my beginning, where you don't remember, regret, ugliness. Allah is describing people that will have ugliness and regret in the afterlife. But it's not limited to that. Because of the mean on when, actually why it will mean that people like that will live a life of regret, and ugliness in this
For every person who does that they're not just filling other people's lives with ugliness and regret, they're filling their own lives with ugliness and regret, they're never going to be able to have a real relationship with anybody, nobody feels safe around them. Nobody feels like they can open up to them, because they're always so critical and harsh. And, you know, it's like they have spikes all around them.
So they, they never able to get close to anyone. So they feel alone and isolated. And the more isolated they become, the more aggressive they become. So they fall into this cycle, and they live a life of utter regret. Because one of the great joys of life is to have genuine companionship, real relationships, being able to completely confide in somebody,
to find comfort in somebody within family and friends. And you can destroy that just by being homeless, no matter you can absolutely ruin it. And that will lead to weight in this life and in the next. So I pray to Allah zoji that you and I recognize even a small, small hint of that inside of ourselves, and get rid of it from ourselves. Because I don't want that in my life. And you don't want that in yours. And we don't want anyone else to feel that from us. Just like we don't want to feel bad from them. So we allow them not make us from these people. And we have learned so much and because of those whose tongues whose gestures are a source of Rama, our source of mercy and
compassion and kindness towards others, that our words and our deeds and our behaviors they bring people closer to Allah maybe bring hearts closer together instead of pushing them further back. Monica welcome you welcome. Again. When I finally we are going when it
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