Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into Ayat 34 of the magnificent Surah Al Baqarah.
Allah SWT honored Adam AS by commanding the angels to prostrate before him. All complied except for Iblees. Iblees had defied the commands of Allah SWT and thus had become one of the disbelievers. He tricked Adam AS and Hawwa AS to eat from the forbidden tree because he resented the fact that because of Prophet Adam AS, Iblees had become one of the disbelievers and was thrown out of Paradise. Adam AS committed the mistake of going against Allah SWT order and, as a result, they too were ordered to leave Paradise and live on earth for a temporary period.
Iblees had disbelief, arrogance, and rebellion, all of which caused him to be expelled from the presence of Allah SWT and His Mercy. This is important and worth emphasizing because in all parts of life, religious or non-religious – Iblees will try to make us follow his example of disobeying Allah SWT out of arrogance against others. So we have to admit that we are weak slaves of Allah SWT who are always dependent upon Him, and there is no strength or power except Allah SWT.
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Allah says first surgery, which means they immediately about down. This is important to mention because when the story started, and I like told them, the human being is being put in a position of honor, dignity and responsibility, they had an issue. But now that issue has been resolved. So now when the command is given to do such that they're immediately falling into Syriza. In it lies a powerful lesson. And the lesson is that for people just like the angels, if they didn't understand something, before you tell them to do something, you have to help them understand. You know, you can't just expect people, human beings to follow orders or follow commands if they have no
understanding for why they're following them, that even apply to the angels, Allah azza wa jal did not start off with do so he's not to Adam, he actually said I'm going to put Adam as a Khalifa on the earth that decision has been made. And then it was actually a discussion and ally explained to the angels through demonstrating what by Adams capability, why he deserves this position. And then came the command because over to whichever opinion you follow that that says that should be done. Right. So that rationale, that thought process is critical for the believers to today we want our children to do something makes a lot, you know, or get up for failure or whatever. And we and then
our kids become teenagers and their their their friends in high school are doing things and you're like, that's how long you can't do that. You can't talk like that. You can't go with them. You can't do this. You can't be friends with these people. You can, you know, you can't hang out this late at night. And their immediate question all the time is why why why? Why can't I? How does that make any sense? Explain to me, and you say Because I said so.
Not only give me a battery because you're gonna burn in hell. Well, why am I gonna hurt because I said so. Like,
that's not helping me. So what happens is these same kids that don't get satisfactory answers, where they themselves acknowledge subhanak Allah, Allah, Allah Antara, they acknowledge it, and they understand that they've been convinced, then when you try to impose your commands on them, the moment they get free will to the point where they're adults, and they can do their own thing, you're gonna see them rebel, you're gonna see them not listen. And then then those same moms that used to be able to yield their influence are those, those dads that used to be able to tell their kids what to do, when they were at a certain younger age, they're completely out of your control, they don't
even call look back. Once they get a car, they're gone. They get their own place, you know, and they disappear from your life. And you're shocked. Why did that happen? Um, for those of you that have younger children, this is the time to reason with your children. You know, when you're when your kids are 789 10 years old, around this age, we start building an understanding of the deen which revolves around one question, why? why our religious education sits around that question, not the question What? Currently our Islamic education, unfortunately, is focused entirely on what what is? What is the obligation? You know, and what and how, how do you make Google How do you pray? What
must you recite? What must you do? There's the what? And there's the how, what question, do we not bring up in our children's upbringing? The Why? Why are we Muslim? Why do we do what we do? Why do we believe in gender? Why do we believe enough? Why do we believe in Allah? Why is our way the better way? Why is Islam the truth? These are questions that naturally every human being has. And it's foolish for us to think that our children are born in a Muslim family. So automatically, they will never have the question why? Of course, they will have the question why. And we don't provide those satisfactory answers. And somebody else will, and somebody else will, will provide the answers
and they're not going to be the answers we're hoping for, you know, and then they'll bring those questions back. They'll bring them back to you, and then you're going to be in a panic. So we have to educate ourselves so we can educate our children, and really at the core of the education of the Muslim is the answer to the question why, and that I'm actually drawing that from the story of Adam alayhis salam, how Allah has always had before he commanded the angels to do something he commanded them to do such that before he did that he actually demonstrated to them why is this so amazing? Why is the human being so amazing because they didn't see it. At first, it had to be shown to them. And
then they were completely convinced and there was not a moment of hesitation in their obedience first, then they immediately fell into Sosa. Then of course Allah mentions Illa Iblees
acceptably, the exception is at least Why? Because there are always going to be people also who follow the path of employees who no matter how much you reason with them, how much you convince them how much you satisfactorily answer the question of why that's still not enough for them, because there's something inside them that keeps their minds from being leading them to good decisions. Even though intellectually they're convinced, rationally, they're convinced, their hearts are too filled with pride, their hearts are filled with greed, their hearts are too filled with self importance, to be able to let a lot of take a superior position, and themselves take a minor position, they can't
accept it. And that's the path of least so he wasn't able to do it for such a lively so you understand here, that actually, when the criticism was raised, at least is among them, and so he understands that criticism too. And when the demonstration of Adam superiority is made, he's there too. And so when the command is issued, now that you understand you should fall into such that but his pride kept him from doing so. And that's why Allah azza wa jal describes ABA. He refused. He refused ABA. You know, although speakers don't even sometimes they they have this confusion like the Arabic word sounds like the other words that must mean the same thing by is not a budge on like and
if you put a shadow on it like a bar it's actually an Arabic It means grass so
like a Ba ba ba like you're calling your dad like a weed you know like your
but Baba is okay you know my kids called me about by the way but anyway, so about he refused was stuck Bara and by the way, then eba and beyond as opposed to a rough rough means refusal also, Rafa would also have been translated he refused. But when you say about it's to refuse adamantly, to still hold your ground and say no, I bought I on principle or something. And he just put his foot down and said no, I'm not going to have a this is actually a say the same verb used for Allah azza wa jal when he's adamant about doing something. Well, yeah, but Allahu Allah and Newton Manjula, who Allah is adamant with his refuses any alternative except to complete his light. Allah has determined
to fulfill his light, same verb is used, but then Alas, has was stuck. abara he wanted greatness it's so amazing that allows origin captures this word. There are two verbs used for arrogance in the Quran, from the same origin of Kibera. kibber means pride. Okay, and from it you get the word cabin, which means what I think everybody here knows what Kabir means. Big right? giver is the want of being big or the assumption that you're big or that you're great. Okay, you get a cup board and you get a steak bar, familia, kulula and Taka Baraka so Taka Buddha is used. And then a stick bar is used here in this ayah is stick bar is used from the same origin. But each of them highlights
something else that Acaba and Kappa Kappa is to actually to be big. It's not becoming of you to, you know, to assume yourself in a big position here, familiar kulula cantata Baraka, but his thick bar is actually something that can exist inside someone to come board is something manifest something that comes out the act is stuck, but it could be someone wanted something inside of them. For example, His style photo from the same pattern from the stiff ol pattern is Tafara is to want forgiveness, to ask for forgiveness, to seek forgiveness. But even somebody asking for forgiveness or wanting forgiveness or seeking forgiveness may all do maybe doing all of that inside of their
heart. It may not come out. So the other that have a live scene and tie in them, many of them are actually a matters of the heart. So Allah says here, he sought greatness. He wanted greatness. Allah is diagnosing, not the act that he committed, but the what was going on deep inside of him when he committed this act. So he refused that's on the outside was stuck. But here's what was going on on the inside of him. He wanted greatness for himself. Which brings us to a very sensitive point. What is it least jealous of? Allah is not going to hand Adam alayhis salam, some treasures and actually the best place you can be he's already he's already there agenda. If anything from genda to the
earth is a demotion not a promotion. But why are you jealous of Adam? He's being taken out of agenda into the earth? What's the What's there to be jealous of? And on top of that, he's being given massive responsibility. And a huge amount has been given to him. Why would you be jealous of him? The thing is, and this is important to understand, recognition. recognition is a big part of pride between children. One kid, the father comes in says, I love you. I'm so proud of you what's going on with the other kid?
Hey, Son, why don't you wash my car? You do a good job. The other kid doesn't want to wash the car. He'd rather watch TV. But he's still upset that dad didn't ask me to wash the car because he doesn't think I'm qualified. Even if he did ask me I would have said no have I had to play a game. But the fact that he didn't ask me, it bothers me. You understand? There's this desire for what recognition and at least seems to want a lot
recognition from who? from Allah azza wa jal, he sees that even though responsibility has been had, it's not an award ceremony where he gets to be this free King and he gets to do whatever you want. As a matter of fact, Allah will tell us about human life on this earth. Lacan holopainen. In Santa Fe cupboard, we created the human being and toil in labor, you know, he's going to be exhausted on this earth. It's an effort to survive on this earth, to provide for yourself and your family to make and to make a decent living, to get by to survive the relationships that we have. It's not easy. And yet, the it's the recognition that's been given them you can't stand it. Why was he acknowledged Why
wasn't I acknowledged, acknowledgement can drive a person to the point where they can become shaitan and by the way, this is that same acknowledgement. That leads one brother to kill the first murder in the history of humanity. hobbylink Avi linsell telegraph the first murder happened not over money. They didn't happen over property it didn't happen over you know some wreck it was actually a coup de la mina. Howdy, Hema. Welcome you Taco Bell, when an aha one of they both, you know, offered a sacrifice, one was accepted, the other wasn't one was acknowledged the other wasn't same jealousy again. What drove the brothers of Yusuf Alayhi Salam insane to the point where were they willing to
almost kill their brother, throw him in the middle of a well in the middle of the woods, somewhere out of you know, out of nowhere, who knows there's snakes in the well, who knows there's not scorpions down in the world, it's a ditch in the middle of nowhere. They're willing to do that to their brother. Why? Because they're jealous of the recognition he gets from their dad. Now this idea of recognition. Understand that, you know, when we think of pride, we think of money, status, power, you know, these things, I tell you those things pale in comparison, when it comes to the human desire for recognition. The baton will put inside you of wanting to be appreciated, wanting to be
recognized, wanting to be acknowledged, you will have people that even in the name of Islam, that's the scariest part of it. Even in the name of Islam, there are people that are serving massagin. And working out a machete is not a fun thing, man. It's like applying for the zoning and getting the parking lot redone. And talking to the contractors and taking care of the wooded area and all this stuff. It's not a fun thing to do. But there are people who leave their jobs, spend extra hours away from their family to be boards of massages and volunteers and massage that have Shura meeting after a meeting about how we're going to spend the money. What initiatives are we going to start? What are
we going to renovate things like that, right. And even within that space, you have someone who you have people that are wealthy background that become they want to be they have this thing, I have to be the president of the machine. I have to be that dude, you're already the head of your department at work. You're the your your you know, you know, you're the doctor that all the nurses are running behind and taking instructions from, you're the head of your household, you're the wealthiest person, you have all these things I put you on top. But there's one place where they're not recognizing the man.
They're not acknowledging what I've done for them. I'm not getting the attention I deserve. I need to be declared, you know, supreme ruler of the machine.
Even in the motion, the motion is a place. Well, I'm not a massage de de la hippolyta Drama Allah has I'm not picking on doctors, by the way, sorry, I just had, you know, bad experiences in life. And I'm venting, but I'm saying it could be anybody. It could be anybody. It could be like somebody who doesn't even have a career. But when they come into the machine, it becomes about recognition. It becomes about the voting and the elections, and who are you going to vote for? And then this guy got up and the other guy and there's like, all this, like, it's like republican versus democrat situation inside the machine? Why? over what what are you winning? What are you winning? Who's but
this idea that people will recognize my contribution somewhere in the back of his head, that in the head, that is actually a stick bar, wanting greatness wanting to be considered great, wanting that people will think of you as great, you know, putting that on your on your badge, even though it gives you no physical benefit. There's no material benefit or gain that comes from it. But it's a disease that can hit people in the in the material realm, you'll have you know, you'll find this this pride thing. It affects every circle of humanity, every engagement of humanity. Their pride affects families, inside of a family. There could be like a husband who constantly wants to be
recognized and praised for what he does. And and he gets angry all the time. You people don't even appreciate what I do for you. What was the last time you even thanked me for what I've done and he's just constantly he's, he's on this high this high of him. He's like, down inside a one bedroom apartment. You know, he needs to be declared on aboukir maalaala. In that little world of his. There could be a little you're in a department. He was like five, six people that work together. There are guys that work have like jobs you wouldn't even do unless you're desperate. There are guys that work in the sanitation department. And one guy drives the truck. One guy hangs in the back and picks up
the trash cans or whatever. Right and the guy that's driving the truck was like, yeah, I'm the driver. Like, in that little world. He's fit arland he's got a stick bar. I got recognized. You know, these are the
These are the kinds of things this, like ego contest happens inside the office, inside your department, within your teams, between teams, then it extends even you know, it's it happens in the world of business. It happens inside of families. Of course, it happens between siblings, their sibling rivalry. And as a matter of fact, that's one of the most dangerous kinds of Eagle rivalry there is. That is why, after the first fall, the major sin of Adam alayhis, salaam, Indiana, which was the eating of the tree after that, the next sin that is recorded in human history is the rivalry between siblings. That's the next sin of humanity. That's the first murder in the history of
humanity, and that all of it results in jealousy. somebody thinks of our dad, he gives them all the attention, or he thinks he's better than me, just because he's taller, just because he went to that school, just because he got better grades. And we don't help his parents. We take the kid who got 100 on the test, and we slapped 100 across the face of every other kid, you see got 100 you see, you see, this is why I like him more. This is why, you know,
he's better looking and he's smarter. What have you done?
And this little, this short, middle brother or sister, they're just
constantly just a thought of their sibling burns them, you know, it just burns them. And then you wonder why they fight so viciously. Why would you? Why would you just take your brother's toy and break it, not even play with it? Just break it and then watch him squirm.
Why would you do that? And the parents coming yell. Why are you bringing this toy? You're always doing these things. Yeah, that's exactly why because you love them so much more, right?
You love it. You love this toy, whether you love it.
From childhood, from childhood, this is a stigma. This is something shaytan instills inside humanity. This is what destroyed him. This is what destroyed him. So he wants to make sure we have it in every walk of our lives. As a matter of fact, he doesn't even leave the dogma of Islam alone. Actually, I would argue he comes after that. First. He'll come after Ireland and Imam, a speaker, you know, a Mufti of Turkey and say, Hey,
more of them. Listen to him.
Hey, he got the he got the final speech at the convention. You only got the morning session.
You know, why didn't you? Why didn't Why aren't they recognizing you have far more qualifications than he does? Who is he? I mean, look at it.
Did he go to school like you did? Did he get the job at UVA? Did you do this? Did you Did he do that? Did he do this? He doesn't even know this. He hasn't even done that. And there's this like jealousy brewing inside a servant of Allah as Dean against other servants of LSD. This is the sadness of this thing. You have to understand the first jealousy was actually vying for position even in the religious realm. As a matter of fact, I would argue either at a salon has been given a religious responsibility. And the jealousy there, therefore that stems is in the in the field of serving Dean. And so if we think that once you serve Dean Alhamdulillah, you are automatically in
the humble industry. You know, every other industry has pride when you come inside the service of Dean and you're automatically humble check again. Actually, it starts here. Some of the most arrogant people described in the Quran were arrogant in the name of their religion. They were arrogant in the name of their religion. This is the space where pride attacks the most there's a reason we recite these the other before we recite Quran are all the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. To the point you know, there are some of you hamdulillah sisters have a lot more dedication I've seen in our communities across the US and even across the world of learning called on
memorizing, studying Tajweed learning to see things like that they make the time and dedication and then some sister learns that you read and then all of a sudden she's got this thing that I know that you read these people have you heard the recycled on stuff. This sister doesn't even know she doesn't she doesn't even know the meaning.
What are on Have you learned this kuranda was supposed to humble you has done the exact opposite. This is you Louie Catherine. Well, yeah, Devi Catherine. This is it. He misguides with the Quran, lots of people when your knowledge of Quran your recitation of Quran, your memorization of Quran, your credentials, your religious credentials, somehow in your mind put you in a higher position. Then you have you have no Quran Do you have no Qur'an? Remember that
you don't have it. That's, that's the Quran. It's not supposed to elevate your appreciation among the people. It's supposed to elevate your status with Allah. Not with the people. You know, the more you study this work, the more is supposed to humble you. It's supposed to bring you down it's supposed to bring me down. That's the this is the aesthetic bar that we have to be very, very careful about especially in the religious space. We have parents here I must say this because this has become a disease culture in the oma and some of you will be offended by what I say. But that's okay in Allahu Allah. Hello.
you have parents that want their children to memorize Quran? I'm happy for you. That's a beautiful thing to get our kids to memorize Hold on. But what do you want them to become a trophy and my kid will leave that away and make sure they leave. And make sure they record it and make sure you put it on YouTube. What are you doing? What are you doing? Why don't you make them memorize the Quran so you can show them off.
So you can show them as the as the star accomplishment in the community. There's this this trophy that you're walking around with. This is why our children memorize the Quran. memorizing the Quran was the first step in their journey to Allah their first step. Now they have the IR in their heart. Now the rest of their lives, they will ponder on these words, they will learn the meanings of these words. They will serve these words and share these words with others. This was their first step, not their trophy love. There's two things to do memorize put on, and then become a doctor. I mean, my kid is like Dean Antonia, we're set. You know? This is the best of both worlds. Because somehow
after you memorize the Quran, no sin will ever hit you. What drug Have you taken? That got you to think this way? Hey, little boy. Hello, boy. Hey, Hey, Hey, little boy. Hello, boy. Hey, you turn up. Hi. Hi. Okay, that's a camera. You can go behind the next time. Okay. Okay, good boy. All right.
He won't forget. We're gonna play that at his wedding. Okay, so.
So I was stuck about our condominial caffine. In Look, it's thick bar pride, it can come it can creep inside what you think is the service of Dean? it? Can you have you know, gatherings of sometimes there are gatherings of aroma, people of knowledge, you know. And there I've met some really genuine scholars. Well, there are scholars that I've met that man, it melts my heart when I meet them, because they their knowledge makes me feel like an ant.
But they meet me like, I'm some like teacher of theirs. And it melts me like, please don't do that. Please don't do that. And they'll tell me I've benefited from it. No, you haven't. Please don't say that. I'm the one benefiting from you. It's the other way around. And then I've met people and these are people that are like, literally, they're not only top notch Allah in the world, they studied study to this day, at least 4050 hours a week, at least. They are more students and they are teachers. And then I've met young guys that have gone to study Islam for a year, two years, maybe four years, maybe five years and they come back and they've got this shame badge that's always on,
whether they're wearing it physically or not. And if they're not acknowledged with the proper terminology, and nobody came in gave the proper royal etiquette and other before them in sad before the sheriff would humiliate. They're like they don't even these people have no respect for a man. They have no other friend.
I don't know if that's
that's, that's not even held. You know, it's not even forbearance or courteous personality, to feel somehow that you're entitled, because you studied the deen of Allah, you're not we respect scholars, we respect students have been, but if you're a student of it, and you're a scholar of it, and you're a servant of it, don't expect respect from people don't accept, like, expected from people this kind of treatment. We're we're servants, we're servants. Were not royalty, the art and scholars and teachers, they're not royalty, their servants there couldn't have this theme. You know, I go to convention sometimes. And what they do is they have a VIP lounge behind the stage. So you can go
give your speech and you don't have to meet the people and you can get out from the VIP, you know, backdoor access, and get to your car, so people don't bother you. Right? And when I go, I was giving this this talk at a convention and the security guys came. So we have to take it out and the VIP, relax, guys. Let me just talk to people. They just want to say Salaam they might have a question. And then they surround me. And they're pushing people off and saying you you're next. You You're next. I'm like guys, chill out. Let people talk. What are you doing? This is not a concert. I am not a politician. I'm just here trying to share something I've learned about the Quran. And if people
genuinely want to say Salaam make dogs ask a question and let them they're not here for me. I'm here for them. And it's the other way around. Those people that learn from us, they honor us. They've honored us not the other way around. We're at their service, you know. So this this idea of a steak bar. It has to be inculcated that we have to stay away from it as much as humanly possible, especially within the religious realm. The worst thing that can ever ever happen. The worst thing that can ever happen is to a student of this religion, a preacher of this religion, a scholar of this religion, that somehow when they are criticized questions or they're asked to perform any kind
of service that they think it is beneath them,
because they should be recognized for something higher. They should not be asked to do something smaller things. You know, that should not be the case. That should never be the case.
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam can go and slaughter an animal himself and barbeque it himself and then present it to his guests. Then who are you and me?
Why Why is he not about music? He's the jellyroll cutter messenger of Allah, Allah Allah Allah He should have at least servants or something you know they should have some more other they should be soldering the animal for him he not for them
this is this is the legacy of our profits are the Masato salon so when we read about our stock Bara these are very heavy words. He refused. He will he had deep pride inside of him, he wanted greatness, what kind of mineral caffeine and he had always been I'll translate Can I hear? You cannot can be translated for Tokyo here. He certainly was from the disbelievers that's part of the style of the Quran cannot can be used that way. It can also be translated ketamine or caffeine that he had always been from the deniers. Now the thing about that that piece also is critical because what is denial? You know, though the idea of being a cafe we think of someone who doesn't believe in
Allah. Obviously at least believes in Allah he talks to Allah. He engages in conversation with the law, he was serving the law so he it's not like he says, God doesn't exist. So how is he a coffee cafe has several meanings and one of its meanings is denier.
He denied the commandment of ally in one sense. Garfield also means a barrier, like literally confidence use one of the words for farmer in the Arabic language because they bury the seed in the ground. He he had buried the seed of pride all along and deep inside of him. And in that sense, he was always a coffee. cafe also actually means that denier a favorite ungrateful shakin coffee in Arabic, shocking and shocking is grateful. God is ungrateful. He was from those that were ungrateful. Now, why is that important? Because the only break the only thing that will crush pride is gratitude. The only thing that will crush pride is what gratitude when a believer recognizes the
favor that has been done to them. Because the more you recognize favors, the more you internalize that everything I've been given is not mine. It has been given as a favor, so I can't possibly be proud of it because it isn't mine. It was given to me. You can't be proud of something that is not yours. So you are you become more and more grateful, over what over the favors Allah azza wa jal has given you. And when you understand that fine line, then you will appreciate the dollars in the Quran. There are those in the Quran if you don't understand this line between gratitude and pride. You have for example, what am I being intimate to be careful.
As for the favor the master has done on you talk about it. Talk about the favorite lies done on you. Allah has given you health, appreciate it, acknowledge it. That as a favorite legend has given you the gift of knowledge. Allah has given you the gift of Quran Allah has given you these gifts, acknowledge them, acknowledge your least favorite, I love even more. I showed him a whole list of seed. Sometimes he would get a thought about an ayah. And it would be like he's never read it anywhere else. But this thought, like kind of inspired him to have this thought and he would write it and he would write it and he would acknowledge the favor of a law on him at that moment. And he
would say Hello, I'm Mr. Fattah Allahu Allah. This is this is part of what elope and for me, this is the door will open for me like this is a special gift Allah gave me here, he would acknowledge that that's not a moment of pride. That's for him a moment of gratitude. And this is the kind of door that you'll find without Solomon alayhis salam, they were given Kingdom beyond kingdom and they were given all kinds of governorship. And they would actually acknowledge that Allah has given us favor over so many others, they would acknowledge and they would increase them in gratitude, not in pride. Kings are supposed to be proud of their kingdom. They're supposed to be proud of their kingdom. But
those kings were grateful for their kingdom. That's that's where the difference lies. It's you're still acknowledging what you've been given, but you're putting the credit in the right place. So this is about Saqqara. What can I mean and Catherine? Well, Colin, and by the way, we have a lesson he had always been from the disbelievers or always been from the deniers are always been from the ungrateful. You know what that means, right? All this time he was worshipping Allah, all this time he was obeying Allah. But Allah knew all along that all of that was fake. Allah knew all all along that that seed of pride inside of him is more poisonous than all the good that he's ever done. You
know, like imagine the ocean ocean full of goodness and you drop one drop of poison and the whole thing turns poisonous. That one drop is pride and that's why this little last item would warn us Miss Carla habitat Minh harden in Milan.
He would say nobody will enter agenda if they have even this distraction of a mustard seed which is one of the smallest seeds there are of pride in them that much. I mean for all other sins, all other all other vices, they could be huge and they can be forgiven but this one thing this one thing wipes everything else out so we must must be vigilant about it. May Allah protect us all from Kevin and from COVID. Well, Adam, we said to Adam Eliza moves on now he's been shut down in the story has now been rejected. He's been pushed away. Hola, de moscou dantooine
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settle or spoon settle is a decent translation of the word ozcan that comes from the word sukoon or sakeena. sukoon actually means to start moving after moving, meaning something was in motion or something was disturbed, and it stopped. Actually, this is why the word ignorant fallacy even argues it is related to the Arabic word Sikkim. Those of you that are familiar with Arabic, Sikkim means knife. The reason a knife is called a knife is once you pass it over the animal, it stops moving. It's a device to stop motion to settle something down. The idea of autoscan or sakeena, is the idea that a person's life is full of disturbance and movement. And when they come home, they are settled.
They stop, you know, literally in pronunciation and a recitation of Quran, there are certain letters that have a sukoon on them, which means you stop at them, you stop moving your tongue when you get to those letters. So the idea of ozcan doesn't just mean settle, it means relax, stop. The other interesting thing about ozcan as opposed to offload, offload, offload would mean live forever, stay forever. Allah didn't say stay forever. He said ozcan settle because a sukoon is something that you know, there's motion, and you stop and then it moves again. So it's already alluding to the fact that Adam alayhis salaam is going to be in engender, but then he's going to want to keep on moving.
This is a necessary step in his journey. As a matter of fact, when we come back to Ghana, in the Sahara a lot quotes believers who make it back into agenda. He describes those scenes those The future is the past for Allah Allah knows it. So he says about the believers who come back You don't say nesco Neufeld jannetty Hi. Hi. Tanisha we're gonna settle stop somewhere in general. No. netta Baba Lumina Jana de Beauvoir different word altogether netta Baba who comes from from boot which actually means to pick just the perfect place and then move you know when you're buying a house you look for like school district property tax neighborhood neighbors or job coupler right you know you
look for the neighbor situation. You look at how far it is from your work commute traffic weather you look at all these things before you decide I don't know why we decided to move to Dallas but we all did you know I think we we kind of just followed each other here is what happened because we didn't come here for the weather that's for sure. Right? nor the scenery so it must be each other I'll have a good alarm happy right so so but when you consider all the factors and then find the perfect spot that's actually Natasha world and that's that's the idea of when we come back to Jenna. When we come back to Jana there's gonna be homes homes homes on and then there's your home and
you'll just know that that's yours because everything about it is exactly as you wanted it the location the angle the backyard the front porch the windows the doors event like the the balcony everything is exactly as you always wanted. You're like that's mine right? He's Yep, that's yours. That's the one but it was cool is not like that it was gonna you stop somewhere for a little bit. And then you move on. So Allah says oh skin anta subtle. You was odaka and your spouse, subtle, you and your spouse. Now this is interesting, because the Israelite account of the story is that and there's some corroborated in certain variations, too, is that other Elisa was alone, and allows
origin from his rib created. However, what I'm gonna do, right, and the larger version even alludes to that in the Quran in certain Nisha wahala, caminhada. Right, he created the first knifes, and from it he created the spouse, right? So the idea is that Hawa Solomon, Allah, our mother was created from apart a piece of Adam alayhis. Salam, this is important for many reasons, it's not going to get highlighted here that'll come in, so don't miss out. So I won't focus on that. Now. What I will focus on here, though, is a lot as I was talking about a part of the conversation, she's already been created, there already together, and now allows origins come is giving them permission
and opening the doors to them and saying, settle down, and he says, and towers odaka, you and your spouse, now they say in Arabic hiral, Kalani makalah de la, the best kind of speech is when you say little, and you get your point across, you could just say it was cool. Now both of you settle down. Both of you settle down. But Allah didn't say that. He stopped at ozcan you settle down. And then he highlighted him again, enter, enter, and then he's mentioned the spouse and your spouse and your spouse, why in the world would you do that? Allah azzawajal did that. Because when it comes to settling down in a home, when when you settle down in a home, then the primary instruction and the
decision and the allowance is given to the husband, because the husband actually even in dunya. This is the legacy of Adam alayhis salam, even in dunya un you know, in the normal setting, it's the it's the law, so just be mindful. Meanwhile, he says about men, men are given responsibility to maintain women because they spend from their money. So the husband says I we need to move to Memphis we need to move to Chicago or we need to move to Canada or South Florida or
We need to move to, you know, like, all due respect to Canadians. I like you guys. So anyway, so. So we have to because the job is there the business is there. Look, I mean, the, you know, my company's transferring me there and the wife says no, I don't want to move there. It's cold there. We're not going there. I love it here. I love the palm trees of California. We're never leaving here. I you know, my best friends are here. Wait, hold on. I know all of that stuff is here. I know this is hard, but I have to provide for the family. I know this is a difficult decision, but we need to settle. And that this is a hard decision to make. I hate you I'll never forgive you for the Hold on.
When it comes to settling. There's an illusion in the Quran that this is a decision in the hands of the breadwinner because he has to make that decision based on where Allah has written the risk. We're allowed written that is so osko lambda was ojochal Jana Sutton stop you and your spouse from the idea of Sakina. Some have also extrapolated that the tranquility inside the home to maintain peace and tranquility inside the home. The husband has a major role. Your wife will make maybe she gets really nervous, she gets panic attacks, she gets really upset, she gets really angry, she gets whatever your job as your as a husband is to try to calm her down to settle things if she has an
eruption, and you say, Oh yeah, I am capable of a much bigger eruption.
You know, and you have an equal not even equal but far more than opposite reaction, then there's not going to be any peace in the home. So you're gonna have to be the sole source of calm in the household. You know, a lot of times, you know, this is a deeper subject. I guess I'll take my time on it because I did want to finish this passage and Overview The story I'll leave that for tomorrow, some juicy stuff for you. But I it's since it's come up, I'll let you know. In certain is Allah azza wa jal describes women, actually.
Yeah. And certainly, sir. He describes one of their qualities Have you learned a lot I have a lot on the life. One of the qualities of women is they guard the literally transmitted guardians of the unseen guardians of the unseen, which means several things. One, it means when you're not home, when you're not home, she's not inviting a stranger into the house. She's not making fun phone calls that you would not want her to make. She's not chatting with someone you wouldn't want her to chat with. in your absence. She's still loyal to you. She protects the integrity of the house. That's one of one of the roles of half a lot on the line they might have Fiddler on the counter would allow men to
be guarded. But the word labor is a very broad term in the Arabic language and the Koran live includes things that you can't see. Live includes the future, the future is what from us. It's in the hype. What's gonna happen tomorrow is in the hype from us. I don't know what's gonna happen tomorrow. Right? Allah azzawajal even describes in this phrase that women tend to be more protective of the unknown.
In Egypt, they tend to be more nervous about the future. They need to get they get, they tend to get more worried about how things are going to play out. So for example, when you're going to go buy a car,
you see it, you sit in it. You're like, I want it. She goes, can we just think about this?
Okay, okay, let's just take it for a drive. You're driving around. I mean, you said I wanted before you even walked into the dealership.
You hadn't even set it? It wasn't a current assignment. It was just the one that was already there. You had confirmed in your heart, that that's the car you want. But the wife says, Can you think about this? I'm not so sure. I don't know.
do we have to decide right now?
You're like, woman. Let's just go with just the cars we're getting. Then you go and see even better. You go see a house. First house you see what do you do?
Let's do this. This is good bathroom. As you know, there's a sink in the kitchen. So your needs are met? So let's let's do this. You know? She says no, well, can we can we look at like 250 other homes at least first.
Maybe there's some after everything is said and done. She still says Is there something we're not considering? Or something we're not thinking I'm still nervous? I'm not sure. I'll put these two opposite tendencies on the one hand within many but this idea of just
there's let's do it. And he put this reluctance. And this let's hold on a second. Let's consider more things. Let's think about this in women. And by the way, if you let either of these run the show there's gonna be a problem. Because you're gonna get a car today they're like, I don't think I was ready for this. You know?
And if you let her decide the problem is that you may never decide
you're never gonna get anywhere. So what does Allah do? autoscan and tawassul juca can first of all you settle but your your spouse is also a file in the IRA. Is that oh skin and Tama as Oh Chica? If you say my eyes Oh, Chica, then she's in a sense of Metallica fool she's secondary sorrow you along with your spouse. He says no settled you and your spouse meaning she must settle to she's part of the decision making
process, but she's second in that process in that you have to make the final call so beautifully illustrated that she's not her role is not erased, but it's not given full autonomy either. And this is balance that's been given in the in the Columbia Law School and our soda. And my favorite part of this is what's missing. Sometimes the most beautiful thing in the Quran is what's not been said, you know, a lifeless docu environment I love what you observe is more powerful in truth than even words sometimes. Allah didn't say it was good and towers. How would you feel Jenna? He said, Oh, scone anta was out. YUKA. Alexander, there is no fee. What does fee mean? In settle down you and your
spouse in heaven? in paradise? No. Settle paradise.
Settle paradise. Not even in Inwood means somewhere in there. I live in New York. My home is in New York.
But when you say My home is New York, what do you say? The whole city. Jonathan Aldo has some our own agenda whose real estate is the size of the skies and the earth alone opens up this endless heaven. And he gives it to these two.
Here, all of it's your home, all of it. You don't have a home in heaven. All of Heaven is your home
or school and that was what you call Jenna. And by the way, Koran will describe that that Gemini is full of trees, the water of massive, massive branches.
And we're going to learn that there are all kinds of fruit in general, men could leave hockey happens on every kind of fruit there can be even each of them has two distinct flavors. So not only is this endlessly massive, but there's an abundance of trees in this heaven.
And then he says, Fukudome in her work in her garden and eat from it. Rather than honey, honey and honey and Bella Terra dot. Rodan means carefree without hesitation. Don't think twice about anything. Don't step into any part of heaven and think Am I supposed to be here? No, no, this is yours to that's yours to that's yours too. Don't you worry. Sometimes you find a place to sit down and have a picnic. And then you realize this is actually private property in there move you. You know, are we supposed to be here right now is the park actually open? You know, go wherever you want. And eat whatever you want. And don't even think twice. Don't even look at the ingredients and
say is there is there a you know, gelatin in here. Don't worry about any of it. Just eat. Just eat whatever you like carefully and recorded how you associate tomorrow, wherever you both may desire and notice down the verb is both of them together, not hate I hate to shake that and I was able to go wherever you want and then convince your wife No, you both desire. So one day the wife says let's go over there, go with her. Then the next day you say you go let's go over here. And she they go together. They have carefree reign over all of heaven. And this endless, endless, endless heaven. And then Allah Wa la cabeza de Sha
I, neither of you go near this tree. Notice Who is he talking to? Now he's talking to men and to women. When he was talking at first he spoke directly to the husband was gonna enter.
You're the head of the house hold, I will tell you about settling and you will pass that down to your family. But when it came to open what Allah has made halaal he spoke to both of them. When he spoke to what Allah has made Haram. He spoke to both of them directly. You're both held responsible. You can tell my husband that it was not my fault. You can't do that. You know, as head of the household, he has certain responsibilities, but he does not free you from your responsibilities. So if your family is consuming haraam,
and the wife is consuming her arm, and she says, Well, I am consuming it because my husband is consuming it. What do you want me to do? She's still held responsible. She has to take a stand. She has to stand up and say I cannot disobey Allah, out of obedience to my husband, I can't do it. This is this is a difficult position that a lot, you know, that you might think allies put you in, but that's the responsibility every slave has. You may have loyalty to your family, you have much more loyalty to Allah. You cannot allow the hell out of the Haram to become heroin and the hell out to become heroin. So now, Allah says don't go near have he? shujaa now there is a difference between
dilkusha Tara and Javi inshallah, when you say howdy shudra, it means this tree, when you say dilkusha it means that tree so what does Allah do? As Allah showing our parents the endless landscape of heaven, He is standing them right next to the one tree that is held on for them. Don't come near this one. By the way, the rest of this universe style sized Heaven is open for you. And is there any shortage of trees? No, go ahead. Just make sure you don't come near this one. In other words, he didn't point at something far away on top of a mountain and say don't go there.
They're right here and why is that important? Now you know which one is haram? Clearly there's no ambiguity.
When he was pointing, I was like, was he pointing at the one on the left or the right? I'm not sure. You know, let's try both just to be sure.
They're right next to this one. That's why has he not acaba de la don't either have go you go near this tree. And notice he doesn't say that cooler. I mean, Javi shala. Don't eat from this tree. That's not what he says. He says, Don't go near it. The idea is that, you know, when you take one step towards that tree, it's not heroin, when you take two steps towards that tree, not harm. The problem is when you take enough steps in that direction, and all of them were innocent steps. Because every one of those steps you can turn around and say, I didn't eat from the tree. I just took a step. What are you talking about? How is that even a step? How long? Yeah, you know what,
let's not talk about how long and how long this is advice. The advice is when you go near this thing, it has its own attraction, it will pull you in, will pull you in, you know, so called Luma Nur and mutlu was a famous Arabic saying everything forbidden is somehow attractive. Everything you're not supposed to do is somehow something you really, really want to do. You know, when it says do not trespass on how a teenager says, I really want to climb this fence. I don't know what is come over me, but I must go on the other side. When it says speed limit 65 something inside you says 70 Come on. 70 You know, every time something is forbidden, there's a human tendency we kind of just
cross the line just a little bit just come on just a little bit. You know, so we when he's told don't go No, don't even go near it unless acknowledging that tendency. When you see it, you're just going to get attracted, you're going to get curious. That's going to be the death of you. So now this is the second vise, the first vices that have at least pride, a want of acknowledgement. The second is actually you know attraction. Attract you're attracted to something and as you are going towards the forbidden you don't realize that you're getting sucked in. Not acaba de Shara phatak una una vida mean because if you do go near it, then in that case you will both have become from those
that have done wrong. Now this is interesting language because minute volley mean from those that have done wrong, the wrongdoers there are no wrongdoers how many people are in heaven. Two so why is the lesson you'll be from the wrongdoers? This is an allusion to something, there are going to be children of Adam and Eve so I'm in the future and they will also have the choice to do right and wrong. And you are not in any superior position as parents you will be considered one or the other. I don't want you to be in this category. Because you are Khalifa they were made Khalifa which means they were gonna have offspring. And then humanity will also end up either volume or Mukhtar said
they're either going to do wrong or they're not for teku nominal volume in the other idea here could also be that already someone has disobeyed me, who is that he believes and through him as Maria has followers. There's a legion of jinn that have become shouted and they rebelled. I don't want you to follow their footsteps and disobey me for takuna may not follow me. But then what's really beautiful about the language of this ayah because you could say for takuna middle hearty enough maybe in sinners, you know those who have made a mistake. But what you specifically Varley mean, Wallah I wonder I envy writing mahali What am I in Arabic means to put something where it doesn't belong.
And most of the time when you say what ama or vollum to the idea is for them to Neff see, like you saying that there are a bunch of alumna, unfortunate rabine volumn to Nazi woman, right. So when you wronging yourself and the literal meaning is, I put myself in the wrong place. I put myself where I didn't belong. For takuna mina Varley mean, don't come near this tree, otherwise, you'll be putting yourselves where you don't belong. You'll be misplacing yourselves. In addition to being wrongdoers, you'll be misplacing yourselves. Go and enjoy heaven wherever you want, blah, blah,
blah, blah, da da da da da Konami, nobody. And despite that exhaustive, endless Heaven, I mean, if they were to just walk from one end of the heaven to the other, they'd still be doing so
and not make any progress. That's how big the heavens are. This is how big genda is. If they wanted to eat the fruits, and they never stopped eating, even from one of those trees, they'd still be eating and it still wouldn't be done.
Then the question arises, how to check on make them slip as Allahumma shaitana. And
then shaytan. Allah quickly mentioned here shaitan caused them to slip in regards to it in regards to the instruction of that tree, and he made them forget about it. He made them think it's not a big deal. The first challenge here is it's one tree out of how many
Even that might be an understatement.
And is it easy to find once you are lost in gender? No, it's just one tree
Even if the door of the highlight is wide open, everything good you would want in your life is right there in front of you. shaitan comes to you and says, Hey, I know you have a good life right now. You're enjoying good food. You have a good family, you have good relations. I mean, the haraam is pretty juicy. Let me show you a little bit.
I know you don't need it, but just try it. Just try it. I'm not saying you take it just go near it. At least just log in.
At least that I'm not saying you do anything. I'm just saying just just send just a text. Not much. It's just, you know, is is moving your finger like this. Just relax. Just say hello. What's the big deal? Nothing's gonna happen.
You have a good thing. There's nothing wrong with what you have. But somehow shaitaan says there's no harm in dabbling into the just a little bit Come on. And man did he get them to go from the endless vastness of heaven and somehow brought them back to that one impossible to find tree
and to get them to divulge in it, to indulge in it. That is the power of shavonne. That's the power of wasa he can make you skip endless amounts of good things and take you to the one thing that's not good for you overlook all the goodness and just make you good take him to the one thing that's bad for you so hon Allah for as Allahumma shaytaan ohana shutdown caused both of them to slip and notice he blames who both of them. Allah did not say shutdown caused her work to slip. And then she caused them to say he holds both of them responsible. And that's a unique feature of the Quran. As Aloma shaytaan Raja Hammami, McAfee and thus, he expelled both of them. For Aqua rajamma McAfee, there are
two opinions about that shut on expelled them or ally expel them, I'm inclined that a lot then thereafter, a lot took them out. And I don't even translate this fight as fast suburbia is actually this, this fire is just out of meaning shaitan made them slip, then a lot took them out of agenda. In other words, not as a result, we already know the decision to send was not as a result of this. But it's actually there then after they made this mistake and they learned their lesson of not falling into the trap of shutdown again, now they were let ready to live a life in this world. So let expelled them or took them out from the place they used to be in mid McAfee in what they used to
be in. And that's a beautiful expression, where Mark hanafy in what they used to be in, because by saying that a lie saying what it was can't even be described to you what they had, what they what they enjoyed. It's just inside them. You know, it's just that what that what comes back in a heartbeat. Also like mylar I know.
What Noah has ever seen, well could not be to
do that Allah addresses all of them up to he said, descend all of you now Who in the world is all of you. One opinion of the Mufasa rune says, this is Adam Hawa and the police.
And you're going to be enemies to each other meaning other men have our parents are going to be enemies to a police and the police will be enemy to them. The other opinion is that actually, while that is true, the bamboo commonly bad could mean that if you don't, if you're not careful, you too will be enemies to shaytaan shaitaan will be enemy to you. But schatten will make you enemies of each other to
shaitaan will make you fight each other also. So there will be a constant struggle between men and woman. And as a matter of fact, that struggle won't just happen inside the confines of the home. There will be entire societies where women are oppressed by men. There are going to be entire movements where women say we want equal and superior rights to men. And there's going to be a tussle in society between the rights of men and the rights of women, you're going to almost become enemies to one another. If you don't if you're not careful about shaitan that's one implication. The other implication in a veto is allies directly speaking only to Adam and Hawa. But because through them,
he's speaking to all of humanity. He's speaking to all of humanity, that he used the plural and said, all of you have to come down now meaning you and all of your children that better to follow. And the sad reality is some of you will follow the footsteps of Satan will go near what you shouldn't and as a result, you will become enemies to each other. humanity will be enemies within themselves. There will be nations that will go to war brothers that will fight each other over inheritance. There are going to be fights and arguments and violence on this earth. So welcome Libra. I do want to confess already Mr. Carlin, while you are going to have on the earth, a
temporary place is the temporary place to stop is the Quran literally, is to find coolness or relaxation also, from karate. karate means coolness also like correlate to the coolness of the eye, right? So it's the cross suggests that you're traveling and
You just kind of take a take a breath under a tree a little bit and then you keep going. That was a sticker. Ah, okay, that's the parable those who lost I sent him gave of this life of a traveler who just stopped under the shade of a tree for a little bit. So you will have a place to relax in this world for a little bit, find some coolness and relaxation for a little bit was stuck on a temporary place of residence. That's why the when the law xojo describes gender, he says in our household at Mr. Calderon, omo Carmen, why does he say that you ever wonder? It's a beautiful place as a temporary residence and a permanent residence? I like why did he say temporary I thought gender is
only what permanent residence because it was temporary for who? for analysis. And the next time we come back, the children come back it's permanent residents. So you refer to both of them. But then he used the same phrase for john doe. And I said in the hostile atmosphere current, former common. It's a horrible place as a temporary residence and a permanent residence. He said that about how also but for a completely different reason. There are people that are going to be held but not forever.
And then there are people that are going to be in hell forever. And he made reference to both of them so it will stick around or more common so halala so here when I can fill out the Mr. Curran you're gonna have a place to relax for a little bit on this earth. I'm pleased to find coolness on this earth, suggesting this world is not a curse. This is not a bad place. There's not a punishment that Allah sends us to. And then he adds one matar on Isla hain and enjoyment and utility until a temporary time until a given time matar in Arabic can be used for two things, it can be used number one for enjoyment. And number two, it can be used for a device, something you do that you don't
necessarily get an any enjoyment out of what you use it like a spoon. A spoon is not Wow, what a spoon. I love this thing. I enjoy it so much. You don't you just use it, you know, but there are other things that you enjoy. Like somebody enjoys riding a horse or enjoys a car or enjoys, you know, luxury, you know, a chair by itself. You sit on it, it's matter. But when you add luxury cushioning to a chair, design on a chair, then it becomes more enjoyable. That's also an attack. So Ally's mentioning here that in this world you will have things that you will use and also things that you will enjoy. You know, Allah hain until a given time until a temporary time. In other words,
Allah is saying to humanity, this existence that you are an iron in and many of us have crossed our halfway point already in the game. Right? This this life that we're living in is a temporary phase for us. And Allah says this began with Adam alayhis salam enjoy this for a little bit, but it's not a punishment. Now that you've been you've learned your lesson that you can be expelled out of or you you know, chevonne can get you to, to do horrible things even though the doors of hell are open. Look out for that lesson when you exist here when you live your life here. And so Allah azza wa jal sends human beings here, I will make one last mention and we're done for the day. I'll explain the
ayah tomorrow, but I just want to show you the correlation. It's so beautiful. In this ayah Allah mentions our state and our sustenance, right I placed the most staccato place to stay temporarily, but there are things to utilize and enjoy including our food, our housing, whatever else right our rides and whatever else, which means materially, we are taken care of in this world. In a material sense, this ayah takes care of all of our needs. But human beings are not just material creatures, I kept emphasizing to you that we are a material physical body and we are also a spiritual entity guru. You'll notice in the next day, Allah says, I will not just send you in this world and take
care of your material needs, I will take care also of your spiritual needs the needs of your soul, and that's in the next ayah and thus, humanity's needs are complete and to IOP in this ayah and in the next ayah the needs of humanity are complete because in the next level offer and whenever guidance comes to you from me, you better follow it because that will fulfill the needs of your soul that'll that'll fulfill your role. Eliza will make us of those who hold on to his word with all sincerity and are able to live by it. barakallahu li walakum Quranic Hakim when a funny word er can be it would include hacking