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A Deeper Look – Surah Al Kahf
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Now I am moving on to the next section, which is some discussion about the word average, which is also really cool conversation.
So let's talk about that allow wedge. And our generic vector towards a language
actually means it off, turning or curvature or even sympathy. Because when you are leaning towards someone, then you're kind of your, your bias towards them, you know, you're inclined towards them. And that's the imagery of someone who's bent one way, who's biased one way who's leaning one way so early on in office from its figurative meanings, female can occur even so curvature that comes in something that was originally straight, and it was something that was originally straight and eventually deteriorated, like a tree that's getting old, and it's bending, its bark is bending, okay, or a piece of metal that's that was straight, a beam that was straight and overtime and
deteriorated or a war or a wall. This is no accident, a wall will come up later on in this surah that used to be straight. And then it started getting bent. Allah is talking about Musa alayhis salam fixing a wall in a town that used to be straight up to onion Abba, for akarma, who it wants to tip over, but he's set it straight again, a human Akarma who there's a word connection there too, right? So there's a visual example of setting something straight now. Then God room he will have it just like a spear an old spear that gets bent. So you're like an arrow or something that gets bent? It's no longer good for us. We'll have it or a wall that's bending. Well Kulu McKenna call him and
you call fi our Gen anything that used to be originally straight and then start starts bending you said that has our edge where you call shallow. Shallow to coffee, Harbhajan Chedid your tree has a really serious outage, meaning your tree my friend is tipping over and it's going to crash on my house so you need to get rid of that tree. That's it's gonna I watch with a Fatah wherever you fall out and let istoriia And everybody in the land is when land is uneven. When land is uneven, then it's called a wedge in the land, wherever you tell it wherever you who is able, when you have enabled in the in a road. That means a curvature in a row like a road, you know, like there's like
straight roads, you can see miles and miles ahead. And then there are roads that curve and bend. They have our agenda or a wedge in them their deviation. It's also called a wedge. This is where it gets really interesting one Maratona Alija is kinda what weathered the road to La he later.
A woman is called Ouda one of the descriptions of a mother is our job. When she leans over to feed her baby. She stands up straight, but when she's feeding her baby out of love, she leans over and she's feeding her baby. So that and that actually goes back to having a bias because the mother has a loving bias towards her child. And the expression of her love is how in how she leans over this usage and then I'll give you some more
leverage because rely in fact, He ha will be fat healthwell in Hirafu just mean an sharklet Mr. Team. So it's basically of any figure anything physic physical that actually deviates from its original shape. Something that gets bent out of shape basically has hours that's a good way to put it. Live dualistic karma is the opposite of something that is straight Utilizo majaz and Allah, Rafi and isawa Well, Manuel Maquila and mustafina it is also used figuratively to refer to things when you when you deviate from correct definitions or the correct opinion like you know how to pull up politicians in a very subtle way to change their opinion because they want to change their opinion
because they're looking back on the polls but they don't want to come out and say I was entirely wrong either. So they have a little wordplay that would be an average in their speech. Okay.
So and then some said that it was an average there's a difference between them than average the one using the Quran is actually figurative and our just literal, but actually they're both used literally like the machete commented, let me add if called Allah FAIA Ruha cotton soft scar and soften Latta Rafi liveagent. While I'm 10 You're not gonna see when Allah destroys the earth and he renders the earth flat, you will not see any a wedge meaning any bump going up and low or uncertain and nothing going down. And it no ups and downs will be left on the earth. When Allah is done leveling the earth. That's an ayah in the Quran. So Allah is referring, he's making reference to
them and saying, look, they were just figurative in this ayah because when Allah says Allah didn't put any language in this Quran, what's he saying? The ideas of this book are not going to be altered or tampered with right now this is a Hadith in Bukhari, which is actually pretty beautiful, and is connected directly to our conversation on Yesod have been called Lucky to Abdullah and when asked about the Allahu anha both beard knee and Sefa T Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi, Salam affetto, Rod color again, he says, Tell me about the qualities of the Messenger of Allah so I saw them that are described in Torah does have yes another he said
Okay, I'll tell you I know some stuff I'll tell you Wallahi inner hula merciful fit alrighty we barely fit him in Quran I tell you I swear to God he has been doubt he's no doubt about it. He's been described in the Quran with some of the same qualities that have occurred in the Quran. So Torah and Quran have the same qualities described of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yeah, you have the beaten out of Seneca Shahidan oversharing whenever you Ronnie quoted the old messenger,
beloved messenger, no doubt about it. We in fact, are the ones that have sent you down as a witness as a giver of good news and a giver of warning. Well, how does it little me now he's going to the Torah definition. Well, hold on, let me in and he will be a refuge for the for the people who are unlettered, he will be a protection for the people who are unlettered and the Abdi wa SULI. So the Torah speaking now you are my servant and my messenger being the widow turret speaks about also allah sallallahu alayhi salam, some may to call mutawa kill I have I have named Al mutawa kill meaning the one who places his trust one of the qualities of the messenger that he relies on Allah
azza wa jal Lisa be fumbling well as a leader you are not harsh you are not hard hearted you're not tough and mean to others well as a Harbin, Phyllis work and you are not loud and obnoxious in the markets. Well, I read for OBC at a CEO and he does not respond to something evil that has been done to him with another evil meaning he responds to evil with good okay, well I can use it for welfare however he forgives pardons. Well, then yuck Buddha Allah this is the part that the reason I quoted this hadith Wallonia Villa hola who had to up maybe I'll millet Elijah, and Allah will not seize him, Allah will not take him away from this people from from the Makins from the Arabs, until he set
straight by means of them. The nation that was our job, and mill that Elijah Elijah is from the same origin as what I watch. So the nation that prophesy Saddam came to is being called a nation that is our nation suffering from an iWatch a nation that has the quality of AirWatch and his job is to take their age and what make it straight. Now what does that mean? That means because it means something that was originally straight and was bent out of shape, yes. So now what does it mean, by the way be Ania kulula ilaha illAllah. So that they can say La ilaha illAllah. Once again, he will straighten them out so they come back to the inhale Allah, where you have to hold you have to hold Bihar or
union or Omean what are the Annan son Minerva Kulu been Wolfen and Allah will are by means of that messenger.
You by the Envy by means of that Mila rather by the means of that nation, Allah will open up eyes that were blind and ears that were deaf and hearts that were covered up. In other words, once he wakes up this OMA they will wake up the world. Once he straightens this OMA out they will straighten out the world that stood out he's citing Torah now. So this hadith when you study Listen, a lot of his commentary is really awesome on this hadith, he says, and millet, Elijah Yanni militare Ibrahim, ala Nabina sallallahu alayhi wa
Alayhi salat wa salam, ala T Yara tell Arab and it's the CompTIA
he's saying this is actually a reference to the nation of Abraham, a nation of Ibrahim Allah is on the Arabs were children of Israel, and through his burial of Ibrahim alayhi salam, which means these were originally people of Tawheed and that their head got bent out of shape into turned into shake. And so he's saying that this legacy has to be brought back straight. So Tara is making reference to the fact that Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihe Salam is there to revive the legacy of Ibrahim alayhi salam, which is actually a very powerful theme in the entire Quran. The Russell's role of Allah Harless Adam, is to revive the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Sam. So this is about Alchemilla allow Jaya.
Now, before I go to my final commentary on this idea, which is my favorite part of this idea, what I wanted to share with you is this concept of one more time just to keep it in mind Cameleon fie that he McMillan lady, something perfect in and of itself. And something as a result of being perfect in and of itself, that if you adhere to it, you are striving towards perfection yourself, the self before others, right, the self before others. So we're in the Camila and fidelity discussion, we are in the internal perfection of the book of Allah. That's what we're talking about currently. One idea that Allah did not allow for any language in it. What could that imply? What what are the
philosophical meanings of that? That's the last conversation I want to have with you, but the strength with which Allah says this, that's what I want to describe to you now. Look at these words while I'm here, John Lovell,
and I translate and he did not put any crookedness were
in it, but the word in in Arabic is not lat long. What is it
so how can we didn't say whether your general fee I virgin
by the question occurs, by not say fee what you would translate that as he didn't?
I put any crookedness in remember I told you support translation like there's stuff missing. So why is there a lamb here? Not a fee. You know?
You can't just say well that means fee
now it's time to have a check you know, one day, one day.
So do not feel he even assures us do not feel the annual SSRS unit civil manner we were in a Murphy law for fear. He says lamb is used here because it is figurative usage. If you used fee that would be literal usage of a place that has crookedness in it. So he wanted to be alone wanted to express it figuratively. That's why he used the fee. But Samuel Rai Dr. Samuel Ray, may Allah protect him.
He says something so beautiful that I wrote the entire thing or copy the entire thing into my notes and I'm gonna read it off to you. Is gonna lamea janilla Who little Fini little filly Cara name well Amiata Al Baqarah T Horto mon Yanni haka here if T da and feed asleep and Katya. Katya fi Kuba, listen carefully. If Allah says that he did not put a put horns,
left for an elephant, he did not place horns for lamb, an elephant, or he did not put a trunk for a cow.
For not in for a cow, then actually suggest that these two creatures have no possibility of these two things to begin with.
When you say about a child or about a man, that Allah did not put a left hand on him.
He does not have a left hand. Allah didn't give him a left hand actually means the expectation originally was he could have had a left hand. But the lamp suggests something that in its inherent qualities wouldn't have the possibility of something. Allah is not just saying he gave us the book, and then made sure there wouldn't be any crookedness in it. Actually, the book was given the book is in a state where it in and of itself, it's not even possible for it to have any crookedness by design. If the dawn originally speaking, okay, fee Kotaku bada had the word fee when use there's a possibility that that no possibility of deviation is something that occurs later. Like, you know,
you have a project that's imperfect, and eventually gets perfect and you like, no more need for improvement. Finally, it's the final like your drafts. When you write an essay, you have drafts, and there is no edge fee.
There's fee but when your answer to a question is perfect already to begin with, there's no room for improvement then you will use law who you see. So the fact that the Quran does not need an editorial process does not need a revision does not need for someone to come and say we need to revisit revisit this book and figure out what we can take out and what we can put in, we need to reinterpret, we need to re you know reconstruct, omit and add there's no room for that at all to begin with. By the way, is this a conversation in contemporary times we need to revisit the Quran we need to rethink about some Surah maybe they shouldn't be there you know, after all children are
memorizing it that Congress the response to that is in let me as I know who I was.
So let me let me actually law who will feel the Quran any if Tada and feel asleep and Kathy he further ado Finn Nephi so Allah saying just like the elephant was not given to mourn, so he did not install for it provide for the possibility of two horns, negating it with a lamb like that is actually much stronger. Well let me Allah whoever Jan Aslan, it's like Allah is saying to begin with originally, in essence, it does not have any possibility for for improvement or any possibility of deviation what I'll call a fee, Tammy, Luba Holly Anna who had Duffield Milty Amity con la Tara fee. Hi virgin, Walla, Hampton. Look at it. Look, compare this to the Iowa talks about it a wedge about
the day of judgment on the about the earth He says you will not find in the earth any wedge on Judgment Day.
Any any bump on judgment day nor any ditch on Judgment Day? Wait, Wi Fi was the earth always like that? No, originally it had bumps and ditches. And then eventually this lack of coverage was there. So when I watch is not permanent, then fee for the denial of an image which is not permanent and fee when the denial of origin is permanent, then lamb
and similarly Qaddafi our lumea cola Yeoman chiamata Yama is yet to be Ana de La La Jolla who the day on which they will all be following the color you know when the siren is blown. And everybody will rise and they will follow the call. There is no possibility of any language any language Allahu not de la who sounds like there was a first attempt
didn't come out and then people said needs improvement let's try a trial run test to tell microphone test. Mic test is not going to be like that language Allahu there's no possibility of it being anything short of perfect to begin with. For us little t even fee here don't do Allah Allah Allahu Akbar the Dalek Wallah who Nephi 50 Dawn. So fee would mean that some kind of the perfection came later on. And love would mean it was always perfect to begin with. So that's a very important note. So this is what I want to conclude with. When Allah says, Let me Allah when he's talking about the Quran, also not losing, we not losing the Quran.
Its meaning its message, its strength, its impact on us will be maintained. People say, well, the Quran impacted the Sahaba in such a special way, actually, by Allah saying this book has no language, its power has no language, its effect on the human heart has no language. So you can have the same impact on your heart that the Sahaba had on theirs. You can, that's possible, because the book has no edge. It's not like its effect has deteriorated. And it's not like Allah is no longer putting a ruler inside the body. And it's the same rule head comes from the same source. It's the same heart that Allah created. It's not a different heart. You know, so every generation has an
opportunity, which is why and you know, in the ayat, later on social larkya, we find a Serbia,
Serbia Kona Serbia code, you know, the Serbia Kuhn in every generation,
every generation has their own side, because every every generation has its own race, who's going to be first in that race. So we're not just old Soviet Busaba and now we're not cyber cold anymore. Actually, every generation will have their own cyber cone. Because the Quran has the opportunity to heal and mend and rectify and correct every heart, every heart. So its impact has been diluted. That's one of the first implications of Allah not putting a wedge in the book. The other is, you know, this is also really important. And a wedge is about in a tough like, you know, when you lean towards something out of love. When do people leave values, because they when they think values are
too harsh, when they think that the rules that you're following, or what you think is right and wrong is to to tough, take a softer stance, take a softer stance, you know, go easy on people. And so a wedge happens in many cases because of love, or because of softness or because of tenderness. Allah is setting a tone in this surah which is a very important tone to understand. When it comes to the values of the Quran. When it comes to the truths that the Quran is explaining. There is no softness.
There is no niceness there is no kindness, there is no Argosy
there is love in the Quran, there is softness and tenderness in the Quran. It's a very intimate book, it has a very intimate relationship with its slaves it does, but not when it comes to certain things. What are those things? Its truth, its message, its values, what is wrong is wrong, whether you like it or not, whether somebody is going to be offended by it or not, whether somebody is going to cry about it or not. Whether somebody's going to hate it or not. Whether you're going to get in trouble with your family or not, it's still wrong.
That's not going to change what damage Allah whoever done
in other words, you know, the look at the contrast. I want you to appreciate the contrast, the nicest human being who ever lived. And so the question
was what Allah says the nicest human being who ever lived. His enemies vouch for him
Maca is not a nice place before Islam Mecca is not a nice place. And yet and these people have very choice words if you study classical poetry, you know that they know how to sailors don't know how to cuss like these guys do.
But when they talk about rasool Allah says I'm the only have the nicest words. This is the nicest human being ever. And yet he has been given the Quran which if you just study even the worst translation of the Quran, even the one I don't recommend are the most I don't recommend you study those ones. What are you going what's going to be the first impression you get?
This book is straight up like
these people who disbelieve or this is going to happen to them. Don't be scared of them. Bring your evidence. You know,
isn't it called Latina? cafardo SatoLA buena autoshow Runa la Jahannam wabi sabi hard tell the disbelievers you are going to be dominated and then taken to hell. What a horrible place that is.
Does that sound nice? No. So the nicest human being that ever lived.
smile on his face, softness of voice, you would hear him and your heart would melt is being commanded to recite
And you know when you're nice, and you have a nice demeanor? Don't you have to take into consideration the feelings of people you're talking to?
And if you're going to use harsh words, maybe you think to yourself, maybe this isn't the right time. Maybe I should talk to you about this later. Or maybe I should find some
After words to tell this tell you this that I want to tell you, does the Messenger The question is does the messenger salAllahu alayhi salam have a choice in the words he uses to share with the leader of Quraysh.
You know, every Inkling in your body will tell you maybe I shouldn't say this, this is going to be offensive
every Inkling in your body, but Allah has revelation has come. And he has to say it like it is. There is no language in it. And the first demonstration of that is this man who is only associated with the softest of softness has to speak this word,
which doesn't take away from his softness.
We now have this confusion. Our softness in approach to people is being confused with the message itself.
We have to go easy on people. You have to go easy on people, which you know what that means for a lot of people. Don't tell them that it's wrong.
Don't tell them what they're doing is wrong, their feelings might get hurt.
You have to take your time and go easy on people and not, hey, you should go easy on people. And you should have the kindness demeanor. But boy, oh boy, if you for a moment allow for a little bit of a wedge in what the right thing is and what the wrong thing is. And you don't stand by it, then that just it just demonstrates that you've furthered from the book. And that's when you appreciate the word in this is
a free person has a choice in what they say.
A free person chooses, this is what I'm going to say. This is how I'm going to say this is going to be politically correct. This is not going to be politically correct. You understand? When you I just had the chance to meet the Turkish president. I'm not gonna say Oh, sup yo, Turkey, my favorite kind of food.
House, how's your relationship with hungry?
I'm not going to make cheesy jokes with him.
Because you know what, how long is Thanksgiving in your country, I'm not going to do that.
I speak a little Turkish Gobble, gobble, I'm not going to do that.
You know, if you shut down, woke up and do
what I want, you know why? Because there's a respectful setting. And I really admire the guy and I'm gonna have a conversation with him about you know, what we can do for youth in Turkey, or how we can spread the you know, Arabic education or some something. Right? I'm going to consider what to say. But you know,
the messenger is always around. When the Quran comes down, when he has to recite it, who he has to recite it to and what he has to recite. He has no choice in the matter. None whatsoever.
Actually, because of the ayah cusu Jaco the item which the messenger is described to do in doing Casa cos of the ayat arkessa of the ayat, even suggested tone he uses to recite the IR is not up to him.
The tone he uses is not obtained, the intonations he uses is not obtained.
He asked to recite them the way Allah wants him to. Because you know, you could say something harsh, or something people don't want to hear, but have a softer tone.
Like, you know, when kids don't want to answer your question.
What did you What did you do your homework?
What did you say? I should
say, clearly, I haven't done it yet.
When you, you're gonna say what you say it in a softer tone, maybe won't have the same impact. You understand? But messenger has chosen has to say it like it is, say it like it will say what is and how it is and how it's to be said right there in people's face. And there are so many occasions where you study the Quran, and what he has to say what he has. So it's like, you wouldn't have to be a slave, complete slave to give into that demand and speak about the Quran that way or speak to speak to words that way. Because you know, the ultimate control, you know, is on your tongue.
Like you're such a slave that you can't say a word out of place, a sentence out of place. You can't delay it, you can't wait and say it.
You know whether we are gyla Whoever.
So the first demonstrating the book itself is perfect. But man the way it was delivered, the way it was delivered who the ayat were coming to, who are the messenger was talking to and when he was talking, that's that's the demonstration of Willamina Allahu Akbar. Which by the way, there are some places where the messenger is even reciting ayat that go against himself.
That's gonna come into surah is it easy for you to know that Allah is giving you words that might put you in trouble?
And to say them?
By the way, let me take it even a step further, which is our problem not the messengers problem at all, because he's out. That's the height of humility. sallallahu alayhi salam, we have an ego problem. If I make a mistake. If I make a mistake, and I do easy for me to come up and say I made a mistake, or hard. It's hard. By the way, the more public you
become, the harder it becomes,
the harder it becomes to admit your mistake is difficult. We'll start out the Miss teaching you he makes a grammar mistake.
You know, even though he will admit it, and I'll admit it, if I make grammar mistake or a vocabulary mistake, or I forget a word or you know, whatever it may be, is it embarrassing?
It's embarrassing, right? And when you're embarrassed, what does that mean? What is your embarrassment contradict inside of you?
Your pride, your your self respect, your sense of self worth is being challenged when you have to admit your mistake, isn't it?
And admitting your mistake if somebody points out your mistake publicly, is that more embarrassing? Oh, man, that can make you angry.
The case of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam until the Day of Judgment, we are going to be reciting Abba. What our law. One instance, one instance of him frowning.
And it's not just him that it must have been hard enough for him to recite it.
He's reciting because now he knows that Allah azza wa jal was not happy with what happened. You know, but the fact that billions of people across generations are going to be reciting it and studying the issue tells me if I've made a mistake, and people are having a halacha discussing my mistake.
Is that difficult to let sit in on
people are sitting there talking about you is that easy to sit on, you will have to have no pride left inside you. And by the way, when someone has no pride of their own, they don't even own pride anymore, then they are out.
Then there are there's part of what we're discussing. And what I'm here
is something very, very heavy.
I have accepted the superiority of the word of Allah. And as a result, I have accepted my place as a hub, I am nothing of nothing.
And that it becomes easy for you to accept mistakes, it becomes easy for you to manage your pride we can't get rid of our pride. It's an it's an this animal that lives inside of us that we have to keep protecting ourselves from it comes out in bytes every once in a while. This is why Allah says woman you can kind of see the greed and the pride inside of him. Whoever has been protected from the show that lies inside of themselves felt like a human will flee when, you know, this monster lives in you and it lives in me and it will come out. But this book has no crookedness, which means it will fix our crookedness. Right? That's why Cayman is coming. So this idea that we can't compromise the
values of Allah's book, this idea that the messenger size alone was actually the biggest demonstration of how this book is adulterated. uncorrupted. Because so much of this book, even in this surah it's coming later on. Well, how to determine AlFalah calahonda Karina, you know, don't don't follow anybody else who doesn't even remember us. You know, you're finally get a chance to talk to somebody important. Finally, it's not easy to get time with the mayor, the time with the President, your time with the minister, good time, good to see you. It's not easy to get that time you finally get a time to talk to them. And Allah says, here's what you recite to them. They have no
remembrance of Allah and their heart and everything they do is evil.
It's time to his face to two seconds you get with him, tell him that.
Musa alayhis salam is gonna go to fit on, he's gonna go to a king. And he's supposed to, how are you doing? It's my old room still there. I remember this place. Well, you change the you changed the throne. Wow, I didn't notice
a nice serpent tattoo or whatever, you know, he's gonna be some small talk.
He's gonna walk right in and like, let the Israelites go if you know what's good for you. This is how you talk to a kid when you walk in. Yep. When the words aren't up to you,
when the words are not up to you. Now, thankfully, you and I are not in that position. We're not told what to say and when to say it. We just have the Quran. So we're far more we have the opportunity to be far more tactful.
in how we communicate, right, we choose what to say and what not to say because we were incapable of what the messenger was capable of Salallahu reducido. But that does not mean that when it comes to the values of this book, that we allow ourselves to deviate in the name of being kind and easy on people and letting them learn and letting them grow. They're growing right now. So what is haram? It's not that haram for them yet.
What is evil? What is outright evil? It's not that evil for them yet, or weaning them off slowly. You know what even if you wean them off slowly, because change comes slowly. They should still know from the very beginning that what they're doing is wrong. You don't hide from people that what they're doing is wrong. Even if you don't expect them to change overnight. The values don't you know, the values have no crookedness by the way do people become straight immediately? No. People being fixed takes time.
Values however, they are always straight. On principles are always straight. So your softness is about how patient you are with people because they haven't changed. People say I even told him the idea. I told him the Hadith and he didn't change
He's still doing it.
Really? He's still doing it. Oh,
I'm surprised even after hearing believe ya told him like the deal and he's still like, not even listening.
Okay, well, here's the problem with that.
The best generation the Sahaba or the Allah mine was mine.
Was there an alcohol problem?
Didn't want to come down and it's over.
That when I come down, know,
for alcohol first Allah azza wa jal reveals that it's hard, it's evil is greater than its benefit.
Then he reveals at least don't be drunk when you want. When you pray. Then he finally says it is an abomination from the work of the devil reach some anomalies shaytaan
it's an abomination from the work of the devil. Now, please understand, folks, there's two kinds of haram. There's haram that is not necessarily evil, but it's not permissible. Like pigs are not chypons Contrary to Pakistani opinion, pigs are not evil. Like if you're if you were a kid, and you're watching like, you know, Bugs Bunny, and you know, what was the pigs name? Her quirky, shows up porque shows up your mom turns into your sewer Bihari Blanca Roscoe
pigs aren't haha.
You can eat them. But Allah still made them. It's Allah's creation.
You understand? But with what Allah does not say pigs are an abomination from the work of the devil. But he does say that for all from what about what about alcohol? Which means it's always been an abomination. Even when Allah said, Don't be drunk when you pray.
Even when he didn't outright make it haram it was still evil. It was still evil. But Allah azza wa jal revealed what because he knew people can't handle getting off of it immediately. By the way, the most intelligent of the companions when they heard it's got it's got sin in it, they actually left it immediately.
But some of them weren't strong enough. That doesn't take away the fact that this isn't because you know, bad translation, its harm is greater than its benefit. Have you heard that bogus translation before? Its harm is greater than what harm was done
was not in the small Houma accord, even if it's sin is greater than its benefit.
It's saying. So Allah, immediately let us know that it's sinful, the value that is sinful was immediately revealed.
That did not Allah didn't hide that. But still, because it's an it's an it's an addictive drug. People get hooked on it, they can't get off of it. It takes time to get off of it. Allah revealed war and more stronger injunction. But it didn't hide the fact that in and of itself, there's an athame in it, there's an evil in it, there's something harmful in it, you see. So yeah, people will take time, when you give people advice, and they don't change right away, like, hey, take it easy. Nobody changes right away. If that was the case, then you know, there will there will be no concept of tarbiyah there'll be no concept of people actually getting better over time becoming stronger
over time, there will be no point in the messenger being given the examples of Allahu Allah certain of the Sahaba being compared to trees. Trees grow overnight. No, everybody started as a seed, and eventually grew tall, you know, that they became tall stocks, you know, tall, a farm that fully matures, or the stock is taller than yourself. That happens over time. That takes a lot of work. So when people hear you say something, I told them and they didn't change, that actually means the problem is not with them, the problem is with you.
You have much less right to say I told them and they didn't even change the new Hyundai Salaam.
He has a lot more right to say that and you, you know, our frustration with people is actually our demos are
a demonstration that we don't understand the difference between ideas being perfect when people not being perfect. ideas of the Quran are perfect. People are not. And just because people aren't perfect. We're not willing to bend the ideas, but at the same time, we're not also expecting people to be perfect.
We're going to allow people to get straight over time. I even that's why the human and animal kingdom and we'll see that inshallah we'll try that tomorrow. So that's our conversation about the first i BarakAllahu li Walakum Quran and again, one of our annual El Camino ayat with the collective. I'll give you guys five minutes for questions I've already taken 15 over