Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into Ayat number 41 of Surah Al Baqarah that deals with the topic of the Israelites.
“And believe in what I have sent down confirming that which is [already] with you, and be not the first to disbelieve in it. And do not exchange My signs for a small price, and fear [only] Me.”
This Ayah reminds the children of Israel that the Qur’an which is sent down to Muhammad ﷺ, is a source of glad tidings and contains the Truth from Allah SWT and affirms what was revealed beforehand in the Tawrah and the Injil.
It asks the Israelites not to be the first to deny the Qur’an. This Ayat suggests that the man who is the first to deny and disbelieve will not only incur the sin of his own denial but also bear the additional burden of the sin of misleading all those who follow his example and will thus have to undergo a multiple punishments. Several Ayat of the Quran and the hadith of the Prophet SAW emphasize this point.
وَلاَ تَشْتَرُواْ بِآيَـتِي ثَمَنًا قَلِيلاً
It means, “Do not substitute faith in My Ayat and belief in My Prophet with the life of this world and its lusts which are minute and bound to end.”
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so bad once again everyone salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. After the introductory comments that I wanted to share with you yesterday, we get into the passage of the Israelites the longest section of the surah from Ayah number 40. All the way through to number 121 is this continuous subject of snippets from the history of the Israelites when we saw in the first thing I wanted to share with you about the phrase Yeah, but he saw he, children of Israel either directly addressing them directly, is actually a matter of point to note. We as Muslims have to understand that Allah has left certain Sunnah certain sunon certain legacies in the Quran. And one of those
legacies is to talk to the people of the book directly. And by Allah talking to the Israelites directly in the Quran, yeah, Bernie, he didn't say coal. Yeah, Vanessa, or, you know, Leibniz saw any article or I love anybody's writing, the Israelites have to make mention of the favor, as if the alleged talking about them in the third person, he's talking directly to them. What that does for the Muslim community is for so long as we believe in the Koran, we also believe in open dialogue and open conversation with the people of the book, both the Jewish and the Christian communities. And that's something that's kind of a something passed down to us something we can't ignore, we tend to
become very isolated communities, unfortunately, in a place like the United States where there's so many different cultures, religions, so many different ethnicities, you know, that are mixing together. Unfortunately, one of the most isolated institutions you find is the machine. The very eye the tip, the typical story of many, many massages across the world, across the country, is that even their neighbors don't know who they are until Friday, when we park on their lawn, like Otherwise, they'll have no idea who we are, you know, and there are, you know, even stories of people who weren't Muslim, who were next door to the machine for 1520 years, walked past the machine every day,
to go to church for bible study. You know, and they just, they had no idea that was a machine. That's a tragedy, because we're supposed to be the people. I'm not saying you proselytize or try to convert people, but at the very least, we are to engage them in conversation as Allah azzawajal himself, engage them in conversation. So that's something we learned directly from your bunnies, right. The second thing I wanted to note here is the term is slightly The term is slightly like I told you yesterday, language over time, you know, influences change, people's thought process changes. So the idea of the word is slightly right today's it means a political state with which
Muslims have grievances, which is, you know, a, you know, attributed a lot of human you know, human rights violations are attributed to them and all of that. But in the Quran, steady sense, when you hear the word is sloppy, it's not supposed to conjure up images of anger. It's actually a noble word. It's the name of a prophet. And it's a noble name of a great prophet. As a matter of fact, it's like his other name I keep mentioning to you Yahoo via Instagram, is mentioned several times in the Koran predominantly in the context of being a role model father. So his role as a father is highlighted over and over again, in the Koran, especially in this surah. And again, in sort of user,
once again, and sort of use that. So this is something that we have to internalize that the vast majority of the prophets mentioned in the Quran are Israelite prophets. These people were chosen by Allah, they were blessed by Allah, they were the oma of Islam. They were actually the oma of Islam. And we have a lot more in common with them than you might realize. As a matter of fact, I've been till almost, you know, a good point within the CLR up until the revelation of Ramadan and the change of the Qibla. We were We were fasting on the same days as they do. We were praying in the same direction as they do. We were you mentioning the same as, as a matter of fact, we were celebrating
Ashura, which was actually their celebration. And also let's have some said we are we have more right to celebrate Masonic Islam than they do, and we celebrated it. So the commonalities are very, very powerful. Because the source is the same Allah is the one who revealed Torah, Allah is the one who revealed the Koran and Musa alayhis salam important very important to understand Masonic Islam is the closest messenger to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi Salaam in mission. The parallels between Musashi, salaam and philosophy Islam are the most parallels that's why he's the most mentioned messenger. Can you relate
By comparison, Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is mentioned by name only four times and once the fifth time is added four times as Mohammed and the fifth time as eccmid over 70 times with Mossad Islam. Why, you know, even when things got hard on this little loss of alojar lucidum madonsela or analytische ca we didn't send the Quran or you know, reveal the Quran to you send it down to you so you could become miserable. We didn't send it to make your life difficult, and just to cheer you up and to remind you that revelation is a blessing. Well highlight Akka had Isa Moosa. Did you remember the story of Musa the event of Musa Musa received revelation? So the salsa salon receiving Koran,
and how it's supposed to bring him joy? How is it love bringing him joy by reminding him of how Musashi Salaam received or not, right, so the parallel and the connection in the Quran is a very, very powerful connection. And this is something that has to be very clear in the minds of the Muslims, that these are in fact, you know, there are noble people that Ally's origin had given a lot of favor to Now as for the matter of them being a cursed people, Allah as a little doesn't describe the children of Israel as cursed he doesn't. He describes those who disbelieved among them as cursed. There's a huge difference between those two things. You know, they're not a lineage or a
genealogy or, you know, a genetic heritage is not cursed is those who committed a certain act from within them, that is cursed. This takes me back to the fact that very important to understand by the end of the fatty how we recite radle not obey Him, without balling right and Allah, Allah He means that those who earned rage and a bodily nor those that are lost, right, so those who receive rage nor those that are lost, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in describing what this means? He said that Yahuwah nesara, the Jews and the Christians, so the Jews are the ones who received rage. We came with the of Allah's anger and other anger, and the Christians are the people that are
lost. This is the commentary of the Quran. And then on top of that, the commentary of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, but the question arises, how come Allah just didn't say anything? Yolanda Sarah,
you know, Serato levina entirely him?
I mean, he didn't, he said he did not obey Him, when abandoned. So why is that important? Because the prophet SAW Selim had to explain it right? What the Rasul of Allah sallallahu alayhi Salaam is explaining is that when you want to understand people who become who like gets angry with, study the behavior of certain children of Israel as recorded in the Quran, and you will learn why Allah got angry with them, Allah the messenger, so Adam is not making a comment about all the Jews, nor is he making a comment about all Christians, if you want to understand there are some among the People of the Book are completely lost, study what criticises of a group of them from the book, and you'll
understand why they got lost. So this is actually pointing to us the examples, the case studies of the Quran, were supposed to learn lessons from history, not point fingers as a result of history. So that's the second point I wanted to bring to your attention. Now here it was kurunegala to make mention of my favorite, the favor of the Israelites that Allah gave to the Israelites is something that's been carrying on for a very, very, very long time, from the time of his heart from Ibrahim Ali Salaam to Yaqoob. Then his children, and then you know a lot favored them by allowing them to settle in Egypt with us. So Friday, he sat down, and he gave them the favor of all of them got to
make Toba and those 12 sons of iacobelli salaam, then became the 12 tribes of Israel, and they were very well settled in the land. And then of course, the political situation in Egypt changed, the kingdom was turned over, the pharaohs took over. And when they took over the same people that had elite positions under the previous regime, are now D, we have to bring them down. You know, so the Israelites became a damned people. They were enslaved, they were tortured, they were beat, and a lot even. Another favorite he opened for them is that he allowed them and impossible means of escape with Messiah, they slammed across the water. So there's a lot of favor. And then of course, when
they cross the water, they're in the desert. They're supposed to dehydrate and starve to death, with hundreds of 1000s of men, women and children in the middle of the desert. But you know, what? Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Coleman, our Salah we gave continuously gave you shade with clouds, and we sat down upon human and Salah, which I'll explain when we get to the IOD. There's lots of favor that Allah keeps doing on these people, not to mention what I mentioned yesterday about the prophets that kept getting sent to them. But you wouldn't learn any of that if you didn't study what history. The key word here is history to understand the favor of a law upon a people, that people those
people must understand their history. This actually is another yet another legacy of the Quran. In order to be a serious student of the book of Allah and to appreciate the guidance and the gift that Allah has given to you and to me, we have to study our history. It becomes incumbent upon every believer to study their history, by the way, when somebody is called not by their name, when they're not called by their name when they
Called by their father's name.
When they when that's when that happens. They're called by their father's name. And then they're said they're told, you know, son of so and so you should remember. Why would you do that? Why Why not just call them by their name? When you call them by their their father's name? Then you're saying, you know, don't you remember your father was a noble man, he wouldn't have would he be proud of you if you behaved like this? Are you serious, you're his son, and you're acting like this. So when you call someone by their father's name, then you're actually invoking the honor of the Father, and how disappointing you are to that father before you are to anybody else. So when the Israelites
are called upon and told the the children of Jacob, the children of Israel, children of Israel, make mention of the favor. It says, by saying, I had one of the most thankful grateful servants of mine is from El yaku. so grateful to me, your his children, you're supposed to keep up with your father's legacy, you're supposed to be grateful. So but they wouldn't actually acknowledge that unless they were students of history, and they understood their their lineage. This is very important for identity purposes. These people they have a very one piece of their identity is their religion, which is which by the way, knows no genealogy. Somebody could be Buddhist for 30 generations and
they become Muslim. They're equally Muslim as we are. But then there is such a thing as the the the history of our faith. And that's something Allah gave a special favor to this Omar that he didn't even give to the Israelites, to the Israelites. Yeah, Bani Israel has to be said, Why? Because the only thing that connects them to their past is their actual, you know, fatherly heritage for us. Yeah, you Halina Armando is enough.
Because among us are Turks, among us are Africans. Among us are the Chinese. Among us are the Asians. Among us are the you know, the Europeans among us is every color under the sun of humanity. And we're still bonded as as closely to this Deen and to our history to our Taurus, not by a father, but rather by this faith. That's enough. And actually, we do have a common father. And that's Ibrahim al Islam is our Father in faith. You know, mulata abiko Rahim. That's good enough for us. Right. So that's an added favor. Allah gave, that's why you will find the ebony Ebony slide in three times in the surah. And then when the switch happens, it's not Yeah, but he's,
you know, because Bill makabe you're supposed to say children of Israel, as opposed to their children of is married? No, he doesn't say that. He said, yeah. You Latina Amano, because he made it far wider open. He opened it up, you know, far more So anyway, that the point I wanted to make briefly is the importance of our own study of history. It's absolutely critical that we are our our understanding of who we are and how deeply rooted we are, and how profound it is that Islam that we carry, you cannot appreciate until you study history, I can't help myself, but at least make one comment about history. Even understanding contemporary history. I'm not just talking about the
history of the prophets, or pseudo law, some of them are the Sahaba of the law, which are the third century, the fourth century or the fifth. All of that is critical. And I think at least we have, we should have some education in history. But it's as important to understand at least the last 100 years, at least the last 200 years, at least the last 300 years. How do we get to where we are. there's a there's a lot happened between lavorando in 2016. So you can't just know that and then say, hey, here we are, we are the way we are. And our thinking is the way it is. And we're suffering from some of the things that we're suffering from, for a reason, something has been afflicting us
disease has been afflicting this, over time weakening the body, just like a body gets weakened by a disease. This oma has been suffering from a disease for some time, and that disease has grown and grown and grown and we've become weaker and weaker and weaker as a people, if you don't look back to where the sickness started, how it began, what what its symptoms are, we're not going to be able to fix the problem. Part of our identity, very important is to understand, you know, even recent history, you know, just think about this, like, you know, Algerian Muslims, Pakistani Muslims, Indian Muslims, you know, Malay Muslims, or, you know, especially the Muslims in the in the North
Africa, or the Muslims in Southeast Asia who were colonized people, we were colonized by European forces, right? So either the French colonized many parts of the Muslim world, or the British colonized many parts of the Muslim world, right. And they they changed our education systems, they removed languages from our curricula. Our like Indian scholars, for example, used to write as fluently in Arabic as they did in Farsi as they didn't will do. Like they were trilingual, and they were their language among them was Arabic, Arabic was almost systematically erased from Southeast Asia. You know, it was removed from our curricula that Islamic calendar was absorbed, you know,
dissolved, you know, we are, the culture was so transformed, that people who speak the languages of the Muslims starting with Arabic and all the daughters of Arabic all the links
witches that are inspired by Arabic are heavily influenced by Arabic. Look at how Turkish is influenced by Arabic, look at how old you are. And Farsi or even Farsi is an ancient language still so influenced by Arabic, because of Islam, and all of those languages of the Muslims, and in which there is wealth upon wealth upon wealth of scholarly tradition of Islam, those languages became backwards languages. But if you want to get ahead in life, and you want to get a real job, or you want to get a real degree, then you better know English and French and German. And on top of that is, of course, English. And they did such a number on us that today, when you travel to the Muslim
world, the place where our pride in Islam comes from is the oma the land of the Muslims. When you go there, and you go even to an Arab country, and you speak in Arabic,
but you speak in English, oh,
there's a difference in mentality you go, you're dressed, though, if your dress like the locals dress, you dress, a lot of homies, you bring a monkey or something, and you're wearing a suit. Oh.
Somehow, we were meant we're mentally colonized, they left the British are gone, man, they're gone.
But they left a number on us, right? And we are psyche, our mentality has shifted, something has happened. And that affects the way Islam is carried to the next generation to studying that history and understanding it and that and the more you study it, the stronger sense of an identity you have, who are you as a people? Who are we as a people, it affects not just us as nations and as a body politic. It affects you as a person inside of your family. It affects you down to your family. We just think about this now we have Muslim families that are Muslim and hamdulillah they're not there even fasting in Ramadan and stuff. But one of their young men in the family decides he's going to
grow a beard this Ramadan. Oh my god, the the eruption that's happening inside that family, this kid has gone crazy. He's becoming extremist, they're going to arrest you. They're gonna throw you in jail. What are you doing? You know, this is not what we do with our family. You don't have to become so extreme to be Muslim. What would your father think? What did your uncle gonna say? How are we ever gonna get you married looking like a goat like that? They're gonna, like they're, you're gonna hear it. But if you just go like, two generations ago, three generations ago, and pull out a picture of Grandpa, what are you going to see?
Let me see.
If you're saying that the family is going to be upset, you should be more worried that grandpa would have been a lot more upset. You know, you forgotten our own history. There are lots of places in the Muslim world today. They don't realize that in the last 70 8090 years, our grandfather's and their peers paid for Islam with their with their blood, like we wouldn't have had the massager then you can just hear the event you wouldn't have had that if they weren't making pmla all night begging Allah, Allah free us from the oppression so we can worship only you. And they were like night after night after night, they were fasting. And they were they were they were sacrificing their their
risk. They were making all kinds of Hydra, to be able to just say it was name just to be on one day our children will say like, Allah. And that same Dean is now such a such a burden, like you know, then the irony of it, those same children have that ancestry, then their parents bring him to America for a better life. And they say you should learn something about your religion, and they put them in a Sunday school. And this kid is like to go to Sunday school to learn Islam God.
Just compare this kid and his attitude towards this, um, to what his great grandfather's paid for and how they paid for it. Just how the disconnect is amazing. That's what happens when you don't know what your history you don't even know who you are. You don't even know what you have. That's what led us to the Israelites. If you're so proud of your ancestry, to know something about it, or if guru near Mati make mention of my favorite, I love it and I'm to alikum that I showered upon you. By the way, this word is not an accident. This word is actually directly related to what you just read into Fatiha. serata Latina Ananda Elaine, with guru near materiality, and unto aliko there is a
direct connection that's being made here. Show us the path of those that you showered favor upon. They were people who will lash our favor upon and the left says, Look, I chose you make mention of that great favor that allowed you to walk on that straight path. Some have raised the question like Imam Razi that when the Jews were favored when the Jewish people were given so much favor in the past, it seems as though it only increased them in misguidance. It didn't make them better it kept on making them worse. So can you really call that a blessing? Because I mean, if it was a blessing, it would have made them better people. But as as a matter of fact, it made them they started
deteriorating more and more and more, and he even cites that
The ayah Allah Subhan Allah Vina cafaro and Amanullah home hyrulean foreseen in the monomial only as
you know, those who just believe shouldn't dare assume that we extend means for them, we give them further extension more leeway, because it's better for them. Actually, we only give them more leeway. So they can earn more sense. And they have painful punishment waiting for them. So the idea is, it's not really a favor, but we have to understand these ions in their context, a lot. So we did give the Israelites a favor, it wasn't a trap. It wasn't I'm going to give you more profits, like encourage you more. I'm going to give you more miracles like encourage you Well, that wasn't it, he gave them more and more and more so they can keep coming back to Allah. And they disregarded it. So
it wasn't an entrapment from Allah. But on the flip side that does exist there are nations who disobey Allah openly and disregard Allah. And Allah does the same thing for them. He gives them more. He gives them more. You know, what is Aradhana and numaligarh Korean? Rafi ha fossa, Goofy ha ha ha la hell Cole. Mira, insulted israa. Allah says, when we decide to destroy people, then we give power to the corrupt and the most elite people in them, they become powerful. And they do all kinds of corruption in those nations, then finally we destroy them.
All furthermore. So this is something we have to be warned about. Don't be simplistic as a Muslim, don't be simplistic in your thinking about how Allah judges people. Sometimes Allah gives you good in this world, and it's actually good for you. And sometimes Allah gives you good in this world, but it's a it's a curse for you. So you can't just say I have a lot of wealth. That must mean Allah loves me, or I don't have wealth and power. That means Allah hates me. It is not that simple. And equation not in the Quran, not in this religion. There are some people who enjoyed a lot of power in life, and they were cursed, like fit around. There are some people who had nothing in this life. And
they're the most noble of people like Ibrahim or they said, I'm homeless. Right? So this is not one formula in this world. Who is on the side of a law? Or who's on this in the favor from Allah? And who is not our Deen. That's why it's very clear, it understands that in this life, we're just going to be tested. And it's going to be tested with good things and tested with bad things to see what what are you going to do? How are you going to behave? These things that you're given in life are not success, and they're not failure? They're just a test, like you graduating is not a success to a lot. It's simply a test. What are you going to do with that graduation? You getting a good job is
not a success. It's actually a test, what are you going to, are you going to be grateful? Are you going to do good as a result of having income, you know, all the things that you think of in terms of success, they're not actually success. This, by the way, sets us Worlds Apart from the Christian people of today and the Jewish people of today. To them, God is happy with you when he gives you and God is angry with you, if he doesn't give you I actually, I really wanted to understand the mindset of a large contingent of the Christian people, especially the denominations of Christianity that are in this area in the south, and especially in Texas. So I actually went to Joel olsteen program, I
just wanted to hear the guy speak myself and kind of understand what is it that they preach? Because they filled American Airlines stadium. It was like a playoff game. It was packed. Right? And I just want to listen to this guy want to understand what is it that they're trying to say? And basically the entire three hours you know what it was? It was there or the here's a summary. You're already saved because Jesus, you believe in Jesus, so you don't have to worry about heaven because that's already guaranteed. Those tickets have already been booked. So you have no problems left in the orchestra. What are the only problems you have left then?
This is it. So here you go. If you just have faith, this is the year where your cancer is gonna disappear. This is the year where you're going to get that promotion. This is the year where Jesus is gonna get you married again. You know that's all it was your this these next 12 months from this Christmas the next Christmas man Jesus is going to take care of everything for you.
Not one mention of anything of the aka nothing. Why? Because to them the love of Allah means what? He'll make dunya better. So that's the SIR everything yeah, huh? Yes, yes, promotion. You know.
You know, but you know what sick is that Muslims have fallen into that trap. When they have a hard time. Why is the library at me when they have an easier time?
Hungry laugh highly less happy with me. That's not that's not an indication that I was happy with you. That is not that is that is not our mindset at all. So IB do neat. I'm Kathy Kathy rune. Happy to tell you what a beautiful statement in response to this. I mentioned my favorite that I did upon you. Mr. murase says people that are enslaved to the favors themselves.
are many, but people who enslave themselves to the giver of those favors are very few. People are obsessed with the favors themselves. They're not obsessed with the one who gives them and Allah calls us back to him. And that's why by contrast, what are they told us? guru Murthy mentioned my favorite. Think at least about the favor. When our turn comes in the same size as first guru knee of Coco mentioned me, I'll remember you. He doesn't say to this oma with guru Murthy. He'll say that later. But in this surah he contrasts us with them and says no, you're the people who will remember me directly, but gurunath Coco. Now I want to just share with you that this is actually an echo for
the Jewish people when they heard this ayah it was so close to home. The last time they heard something like this was actually from the tongue of Musa alayhis salaam himself recorded in their books. What if Karla musante call me when Musashi Salaam satins people yeah comb with guru near mattala here and a comb, my people make mention of a last favor upon you. If Jalla wa Jalla como Luca, when he installed among you in your midst, he puts so many profits, and he puts so many kings among you, what are taco min
bell, I mean, and he gave you what he's never given other people, no other people before. By the way, Musa alayhis salam was saying that, and they weren't even kings yet. And they weren't even many prophets yet. That actually most of that happens after he's gone. So he's actually saying, make the favorite make mention of Illustrator that he's promised you these things that are coming. Now the Koran is actually looking back at that promise and saying, look, I fulfilled it. I've moved I was promising you you're gonna have lots of profits, and you're gonna have kings kings, like who like da da da da, actually man at a salon. There's a lava spread all over the world. The rules spread all
over the world. The Israelite Empire was massive, absolutely massive. And he gave him he gave you what he hasn't given anybody else in the meaning he guaranteed you what he hasn't guaranteed anybody else. But by the time the final revelation of Quran came, it is like a lies looking back at that entire Jewish history and saying, remember that promise of Musashi you did not fulfill it to you with Guna and materiality and under article and so I did my promise. When Allah has he name Allah by him, Lama Baku, even in my eyebrows, he asked the question, so but this is a favor to their ancestors not to them. What are the use of Medina listening to this and Mr. molars, he says, had it
not been these favors on their ancestors? They would have died in the desert there would be no answer. There would be no offspring. There will be no future lineage so fossati near abarca and the honeymoon island of LA. That's why the favors done to your ancestors are actually favors done to you because without that you wouldn't be around.
Then he says Leola de la de Matos amigo de la casa de howdini Rocky Balboa doofy How the heck pareeksha Leanna image bulan Allah Tish B, he will have a fee of Alan Hale, for your positive keep that in English a lot, a lot. When they are on an issue. Beautiful words. He says when a father is called upon, like I was telling you in the beginning, and by in the name of the Father, you're told, make mention of the favors that have been done to you. It is as though we are pre like we're programmed something in us as we want to be like our Father, we want to be like our parents are like our ancestors. So there's that sense of identity is being invoked in them that they should be
competing and doing good things. While alpha will be at the end, fulfill and completely fulfill, do your part in the promise that I have made. And it is interesting because the word I had promised, has two meanings. The word I had in for the Arabs of that time, it meant promise. But I had was actually one of the names of the Toronto. So actually, to this day, they say Allahu khadim for the Old Testament or the Hebrew Bible. They call it a khadeem. So let's use of the word I had here. Oh, full big, fulfill my, basically, in a sense, fulfill my Bible. Even my Bible, the one I gave you, says what I want you to do, it's not different from what I've given this messenger sallallahu alayhi
wasallam actually believing in this messenger is you fulfilling what was given to you. So the word that I had has this what's called is the logic Delilah, and it has dual meaning the promise and the old test the Old Testament or you know the Hebrew Bible. oofy viaticum, I'll fulfill my promise with you. What is this promise? There's some indications in the Quran. Allah refers to this promise that he made with them. I told you about this before, but I want to make some references so you it's clear in your mind, what is the law referring to what occurred after the law who mythical Bunny is law in? Well, but as the man who was named shalonda peba. A law took a contract, you can see a
contract covenant is hard for you guys to understand. So we'll call it a contract, a logical contract from the children of Israel, and we have broke them up and we appointed among them 12 tribe leaders now Kiba 12 tribal leaders or family leaders. Why are there 12 because there were 12 sons of Israel, right. So there's those 12 tribes now. 12 families become 12 tribes. We'll call Allah
And Allah said in the Malcolm I am no doubt with you, the inner comfortable salata will take to Musa kata, if you were to establish the prayer and give this occurred was meant to be Rosalie and if you were to believe in all of my messengers was to move home and if you were to honor them as much as you can possibly honor them while I've got to mula cobden Hasina and if you were to give a lot of good loan, which means you're going to make sacrifices for the sake of Alliance sacrifice your well being in this world for a better life in the next world, if you're willing to compromise what you get here for what you will get in the ACA, local coffee run and come see it come. In that case, I
will absolutely absolutely very far away from you. All of the evil deeds that you've done, what are all the hidden knock on genetic demons that he had and how and I will absolutely enter you into gardens at the bottoms of which rivers are going to flow from uncomfortable Valley come in come then whoever would deny after all of that from among you for Kabbalah Sawa. Sabine, then he's gone far away from the middle of the path. He's gone way far off. Look at this promise of Allah azza wa jal made to them. I'll forgive your sins. And I'll enter you into agenda. Notice that their beliefs became they're already forgiven, because they're chosen and special. A lot already loves them too
much. So it's all good. And on top of that, forget about Jenna. They even removed all concept of mascara. And that was the original promise what it was here at cola Shea. Allah says and my loving care has overcome and has expanded to all things for activo highly Latina tycoon, so I will document it I will meet I will guarantee it for those people who try to protect themselves while you do not xhaka and they gave the obligatory charity when levena home Biya Tina, you mean noon, and those who believe in all of our miracles and Latina tobiano Rasulullah Rumi, listen to this carefully, those who follow the prophet who cannot read those who follow the Prophet allomi the one who is as
unlettered as he was when he came out of his mother and led the big donor whom October in the home Fatah to LNG, the one that they find written about in their in their documentation in the Torah. And in the,
in the Hebrew Bible in the Old Testament and in the Gospel. They find it there it is, he's documented there in and so our scholars actually became very curious, where is this documentation? You know, and this became a discussion among the Muslims, where is he talked about, and some of them made reference to it in their books, Imam Razi talked about at least one passage, even though he's quoted several, but in the book of Isaiah, he actually pulled out the Hebrew Bible, not only the Arabic Bible, and quoted the whole passage in his seat, I won't read the Arabic passage to you, I'll give, I'll share some things of the English translation of it, inshallah, Allah will do when the
time comes. But then what Aya Boone he says to the Israelites fulfill my promise, I'll fulfill my end of the deal with you, and you should be now the word is for harpoon, you should be terrified only and only of me. Now, the word that I have in Arabic, I'll give you some meanings of it. A Rahab is a hopeful Muslim. So that's the first meaning continuous fear how often Arabic means fear, but how can come and how it can go. But Rahab is actually something that will keep you up at night, and it will constantly scare you. Okay? So like, for example, politicians that want to suppress people, they don't want to instill hope. What do they want to do? What they do is their hub is their hub,
meaning their people are constantly worried security state, you know, security alert, Code Red all the time. They're nervous all the time, right? This is still hub. But Rob has another meaning very interesting is a Rahim al Mousavi doofus Omar is actually someone out of fear of God, and out of worrying that they're not doing enough for God, people who cut themselves off and just do worship all the time.
They just worship all the time, like you know how people monks in the monastery like Christian monks and monasteries, and the Catholic faith are the people who dedicate themselves to the church, and they don't get married and they don't like they dress in black all the time. And, you know, we had some some of those elements in the Muslim society where people would only dress in uncomfortable wool, you know, and just do Vicar because they don't want to have any leather any good taste of this life because they only want to remember Allah, that kind of thing. This is Rabbi Nia it's called robinia. Okay, out of fear of losing sight of God and out of fear of making God angry. You're so
engrossed in worship, and this is something the prophets spoke out against this kind of extreme is something he spoke out against. Even the Quran says Rania, 10 imitator. Oh Ha, Makaton, la la, la la la la la primera haka, the idea that this monasticism, this kind of excessive spirituality, where you deny your needs in this world, this is something they made up. They made it up. We never made them, do it. mokopuna him we met it. We never
We documented it or mandated it over them. They loved it, or at least one in love. But they only did so out of pursuit of making a lot happy from our our hackery if they weren't able to live up to it, like they the standards they themselves set you guys know the kinds of scandals that come out of the Catholic Church. Human Nature is human nature, human beings, Allah created him and her with certain desires, certain wants, he that's part of our nature, he put us in this earth and he put certain needs in us to pretend that those needs don't exist. And we're just going to turn into angels is impossible. And that's why the soul of a loss of a long list of them spoke out against this kind of
thing. Also, when he saw companions pray, praying all night, every night, or when he saw them fasting every single days. Wait, I fast and I don't I eat also, I pray and I sleep also. Like he preached the balance. You know what happens when you go overboard? You know, if you if you, for example, only drive your car at full speed. You only accept the X and every time you press the brake you press it all the way. Every time. What's going to happen to your car is going to go bust. No, no machinery, nothing in nature can operate only on extremes. It burns out what happens to people, when they go overboard. They burn out. There are people that were so obsessive in their religion, they
got to a point where they just don't even want to do anything with Islam anymore. And these were the most extreme in the religion. I've met people like that that have become atheist. They don't even believe anymore. The question though is why is the lead telling the Israelites I shared all of this with you for this ayah Why is the lead telling the Israelites you need to have Rob of me and only me when he is a boon have a continuous excessive fear of me and also means have an overwhelming amount of spirituality and otherworldliness lose interest in the world and come towards me like you've never come before. Actually I have includes excessiveness, Rania to me naraba. Masada is when Lima
favela and will make Dawa for toffee, it's only used for someone who goes overboard and something Allah is telling them, now you need to go overboard in spirituality. That's what he's telling them. You know how you say in to every action, there's an equal but opposite reaction for centuries, they let go of the belief in the law. And when they let go of the belief in the data, they let go of their fear of Allah for centuries upon centuries upon centuries, they the concept of having any fear of Allah was removed from their minds. And so the only way for them to normalize now is to actually tell them you need to go out of your way and detox and have an excessive fear of Allah because you
guys have just completely lost all notion of the fear of Allah entirely. So they're being brought back to balanced by an extreme detox program. This is actually kind of like a Scared Straight program. In the Quran, specifically meant for the Israelite people, what he if you don't find this kind of language, generally in the Quran, you find taqwa, you find how if you don't find what have like that, you don't find Rahab like that, you will find it in particular cases only. And in pretty much every one of those cases, one way or the other. It's pointing at the Israelites. So Allah as origin says, We aim for HUBZone on this note, another important cautionary item that helps you
understand who we are as Muslims a lot in this Quran in this in his guidance, he basically I want you to think of it this way, he appealed to the senses of the human being, the fitrah of the human being. And the human being is basically made up of two very powerful faculties. We have a heart and we have a mind. Our heart is a place of our emotions. Our love is in our hearts, our haters in our hearts, our anger is in our hearts, our jealousies in our hearts, our greed, our desires, our you know, our appreciation of beauty or gratitude. All of these emotions lie were in the heart. But then they'll also give us a very powerful mind and our mind is where understanding rests in knowledge
rests there, you know, pondering reflection, you know, deep deeper and deeper learning. These are matters of the heart remembering things, these are matters of the mind. So were two things were mind and we are heart. Now what happened with the Jewish people was the things that would bring their heart make their hearts soft. The reminders of a law the reminder of the ACA after all, you'll even hear now in taraweeh, when the Imam the reciter, goes through IR of the ohana are standing in front of a law or meeting with a law are being rewarded by a law or being questioned by a law. It moves us to tears. It softens the heart. Imagine if none of the Akira or none of the rewards or none of the
conversation about meeting with Allah is there.
Then the heart will start becoming hard and the only thing left in the religion will be legal issues. Fix this
Discussions fatawa. That's all you're gonna discuss. And by the way, those of you that are students of the subject of fifth, which is a great subject, it's not a spiritual subject. If you're discussing the disagreements among the jurists about the you know, whether or not you can have socks when you make will do, or how high your pants need to be, or how long what's the length of the beard? Or what is the evidence for nail polish, or not nail polish, or whatever else, and you have a five hour discussion on these issues. It's not gonna be like,
so much closer to a lot is not gonna happen.
Legal discourse is all up here. It's all academic. Let me look at this evidence. Let me refute this evidence. Let me go buy this fatwa. Let me go buy that fatwa. It's actually an academic intellectual exercise. Yes, the Jewish people became obsessed with this exercise. This tradition of law on top of law on top of law and legal discourse, they became a people whose religion became a matter only of the mind.
And so much so that Allah says their hearts became hard. Then finally Allah sent me first doubt and Islam to reform, there's a board, which is basically only praise of Allah, that's all it is. And then finally, some sent them in jail. And if you look at NGO and the people who believe in our society, Islam is the religion. Does the religion seem to be obsessed with the mind or the heart? Oh, man, it's the heart. I mean, you can't go to Sunday and not cry. You know, it's just getting to your heart. That's, that's what it is. And some of the some of the practices of the Christian people are beautiful practices, man, I'm not gonna diss them for for what they do, we could use some of
what they have, because they follow some of the some of the profits that we don't even follow anymore. You know, like, you'll go to a church, and the preacher won't just give you a three hour sermon, he'll just say, hey, so who of you has a has a problem? Tell us about and somebody's got a mom, my name is Frank, I just lost my job.
And pretty hard. And everybody's like, and the pictures like, everybody, let's pray for Frank. And everybody prays for Frank, and somebody comes up to him and says, Hey, man, what do you used to do, I have a job opening in my company. And that happens, and somebody else I just got divorced. Oh, everybody, pray for him.
You know, and they'd like literally go by, and we're really just talking about what they're going through. And they're patting each other, and they're supportive of each other. Because it's a matter of what, you don't even have to be Muslim. You sit there and like, wow, I felt nice. When we walk into a machine, we just look at each other. Funny, usually, when people check out where my pants are, is it as bad or not? Or, you know, is that even a job you call that a hit job? You know, that's, that's what we do. We don't really care about people or their problems or say, let's just make da you know, for them. That kind of thing, which by the way, reminds me I was asked to make
draw for three people by extension for anybody who's sick. There's a young man in Michigan, very active in his community does a lot of Islamic work, who just had brain surgery his mother asked for, for him to make doll for him. And additionally, one of our employees, his mother in law and his grandmother are both very, very sick, allows them to give them complete recovery and make it a means of forgiveness for them and by extension, all of the most all of the people all the Muslims that are suffering in any way that are going through sickness difficulty, financial, physical, or they're in difficult, you know, lands where there's trouble and there's a risk is hard to come by safety is
hard to come by melasma which helps ease the situation and the trials of the Muslims everywhere. Okay. So in any case, what amin Bhima anzaldo, Masada Lima, Morocco, and believe in what I have sent down as a constant confirmation, I will call this a constant confirmation for Arabic students. If you say Mossad Deacon, you can replace it with use art deco medallion that would be a hard also it would be an adverb also, it would be red. What I mean Obama anzahl to use art deco Lima use art deco Lima, Morocco, but Allah says Musa Deacon Lima, Malcolm, what that means is that I believe in what I have sent down, that is always going to concern confirm what is with you. In other words, people of
the book, Jews and Christians, genuine Jews and Christians until the day of judgment, when they come to listen to the Quran with an open heart, it will confirm what they had in their hearts all along. It's not just a matter of the time of Medina is not just a matter of that century. It's going to happen in Australia. It's gonna happen in Indonesia, it's going to happen in America anywhere in the US and Christians will come and they will genuinely listen to the message of the Quran. Something in their heart will shake. I have a good friend from Maryland who's an Imam who became an Imam in Colorado and when he went there, he was invited to he invited a church group to the machine. And all
he did was recite solid medium. He just recited in Arabic, he recited soilless medium, and already people were crying.
The church group already people were crying. And then all he did was read a simple simple translation of what he recited.
And almost the entire congregation not only are they in tears, they're begging. Can we come back next week? Can we come back next week? Can we come back Subhanallah you would imagine they will
argue there are going to debate they're going to know Jesus is Mary that no No, no. We just want to hear inoculum in Cali he Muslim in Quran says we were already kind of Muslim before this it was already there's an Allah that's it's it's a powerful thing to internalize that this book is going to be confirming what they have Lima Morocco. That's why it doesn't say masa de Cali kitabi calm. It's a confirmation of your book. No, no, no, if whatever you have meaning your book, what you have in your conscience, your thoughts, your fitrah you have more than just your book. And this book will resonate with your entire being. And then you notice there's a lamb there. The word most of the time
almost Sadiq Khan does not need a lamb. It could actually be Musa Deacon mama ocho, you don't need a lamb there, the lamb is actually zaryadye grammatically is considered an addition. What is the purpose of that addition to say it will confirm a part of what is with you, it will not confirm the entire Bible, or the entire, you know, New Testament or the gospel because there's so many changes that have been made, it will confirm the parts that still resonate with the truth. There's still field field and when your Quran says in it, there's still guidance and there's still like, and those parts will just pop out. When you when you look at the Quran. Well, I'm a newbie Mama subdeacon
demoniacal Now, I want to read to you actually not the Arabic I'll read the English to you, ma'am. raazi so cool. He
read the Bible because he wanted to find what is this talking about? Like you have something in your books? I want to know. So he has access to the Arabic Bible he starts reading through it. And he's highlights a number of things right and here's one of the things he highlights this in modern in the modern translation of the Bible is described as the glory of Zion. Okay, so it's the glory of Zion or Israel or whatever. But if you read this description carefully, you'll notice elements in it that just it's so clear, it's talking about Makkah.
It's so it's so wild that it's talking about Mecca. awry. I'll read this off to you in the English arise, shine for your light has come and the glory of the of the Lord rises upon you see, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples. But the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you You is the land itself. God is talking to the land, okay? nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn, lift up your eyes and look about you all assemble and come to you. Your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip. Your daughters are carried on the hip. Have you ever seen the image of somebody like an old woman being carried to
Hajj by her son?
Right? ls and by the way, the Jewish people believe that the land of Zion is or this land is meant for the Jewish people. It's not meant for the Africans. It's not meant for the Chinese. It's not meant what is the what is their own book saying? I'll read that part again. nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your dawn, lift up your eyes and look about you all assemble and come to you. Your sons will come from afar and your daughters are carried on the hip. Then you will look and be radiant Your heart will throb and swell with joy. The wealth on the seas will be brought to you. The riches of the nations will come herds of camels will cover your land.
I can keep going I mean, I think you get the point.
Allah azza wa jal describing what's left of their book, a land that will be filled with people that want to worship and glorify and declare God and praise Him. And what I found interesting in the Arabic Bible, I just read one part of it at the end. He says, Well, your Pharaoh Illa Mazda, he Dini had this Hina even Lee Beatty Muhammad at Hamden. He says that people will be elevated to a place where sacrifice is supposed to be done for me all people will come to perform sacrifice. Do people go from all over the world to Jerusalem to perform sacrifices? Where do they go to this day from all over the world to perform a sacrifice? And I will come to a place with Lee Beatty magneti. Hamdan
and then at that time, I will speak to people who come there to praise me. What do we say when we go to Hajj, love bacon lahoma bake the baker luxury Caligula be in Alhambra when near Mata laka Well, molk luxury callek we make the hummed of Allah, the biblical accounts still says they'll come to me to my house, they will come to me. And then it says that he keeps describing himself as the King and we say like a wild world luxury color. There is no bigger demonstration of this passage that even as it survived today, than the hug every year. It's amazing. So I'm like Muslims notice this centuries ago, man, they're like not what Ozzy wrote about
It's like centuries ago, just like, by the way, this is what I noticed in the Bible. He's not even like doing the soccer night or nothing. He's just like, just calling it like, casually SubhanAllah. And they've turned this into the glory of it doesn't even fit the history of Zion. It doesn't even fit. And if you were to try to force it to fit, it wouldn't even fulfill the prophecy that's mentioned there in, you know, without a guru, a winner, Katherine be Don't be the first to disbelieve and be ungrateful to it when I touched a Ruby iottie feminine kalila this is what I wanted to emphasize before I let you guys go today, when I touched on will be iottie feminine karela
it is translated don't sell my miracles for a small gain.
Don't sell my miracles for a small gain and be fearful and cautious only and only of me, I want you to first understand the selling business or buying business is 32 who bedarra him he is right on Kitab bedarra him What that means is I bought the book for a few bucks, okay. When you put the bar whatever comes after the bar is the currency whatever you put after the bar is the currency. Listen when I touched the Ruby, i t feminine kalila what is the currency in the ayah
the author of the currency I art are actually wealth that is used to gain worldly things. I art is being described as money that you use that you gather like people gather money, these people gather. And they use they basically give the IR tab to purchase things to get things for themselves. This is the crime committed with a book. Now what in the world does that mean? This is not understood by the vast majority of Muslims today. Unfortunately, it is not understood. I want to break first of all our broken up crush our broken understanding first.
A little lost sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw certain companions were extra brilliant, charismatic, great personality people gravitate towards them. And he saw that these people can be ambassadors of Islam. One such young man was most abnormal. He came from a wealthy family good looking young men, charismatic, charming. He saw that Musab ignore me and he's a great student of the Quran. So not only should Mousavi no male be an ambassador, he should actually go to Medina and start preaching Islam even before the Prophet goes there. So la la hora lucidum. Now most of you no matter if you don't know his story, he was kicked out of his family. There was nothing left with him. His mother
even asked him to not even take the clothes that he had on. That's what she did with him. So he's completely broke absolutely homeless. And now those who last I sent him says you need to go make that while we're in Medina and you go go teach Quran there. So what Allah so Allah Allah sent him did is he actually set up a salary a stipend for most entrepreneur made so he can cover his expenses. While he does this. He used to be on a full time salary to teach the Quran in Medina
Now there are some people who say when some like any mom teaches tilt children, he teaches there's a fee, and he teaches at a weekend school where he comes to people's homes and teaches them to recite Quran, right? Or there's a university that has a fee that has a bachelor's degree in Quran studies or in Sharia or whatever. Some people look at that and say, Islam should be free man.
Don't you read the Quran? It says, Latasha Ruby, it feminine kalila you're selling the art of Allah? does what Allah tada? Oh, yeah. First of all, clearly, the free education was not a good enough education for you. Because
you don't even know what this is saying? What did they use the IRS for? currency? What does it mean? It actually means that they would give up the teachings of the IRS. And they would give a fatwa or make a deceit and make an explanation, or give a ruling give a verdict, even if it went against the IRS, just so they can get a little bit of more popularity, or get people to appreciate them, or a ruler comes and says, Listen,
I know there's this whole you're going to do a dose of art every week. But there's this passage coming in which the durrett criticizes corrupt governors.
I don't really like that passage. Could you skip that does this Saturday and just start from iron number 85 instead of going from 75 to 84? Just skip that part and go to the next chapter?
And the rabbi would say, yeah, I mean, I mean, I can do that.
You know, for the greater good.
And if you would do that and keep sharing keep from sharing with the people what would otherwise be a source of justice would highlight a crime that's being committed in society would actually say something that's politically incorrect. People don't want to hear it. But it has to be said because it's in the last book. They would actually give some of the up because you know, when you when you have money to get something, what do you have to do?
You have to give it up, you can't have it anymore. So they would give up the art. And they would get some small gain. The the point in the art is to compromise the teachings of Allah to compromise the teachings of Allah. And on that note, we have to have a very intelligent conversation guys, this is the two minute version of it. In the history of Islam, we had an institution called Walk,
walk was, there's a giant machine that's going to be built. Obviously, if it's a giant machine, then the cleanup costs money, the air conditioning is going to cost money. Nowadays, the carpet fix something is going to cost money, the blue area is going to need renovation, it costs money. And you can't keep asking people to donate over and over and over again. Because they may not may or may not be in a financially well off situation, we cannot allow our massage to fall apart. So the institution, of course, let's not just make a machine, let's put a giant marketplace next to the machine. And revenues from the market will go into the machine will will charge rent or whatever it
is. And there's this business thing running, and it's going to keep on making money. And through that money this other institution will get afforded. So they don't have to beg for money from the people. It will solve some other problems to what we'll solve first of all Islamic institutions become financially independent. Yes. If you have work, Islamic institutions become financially independent. financial independence is absolutely necessary for religious institutions.
Why? Because if a religious institution is not financially independent, then whoever writes the biggest check has the biggest influence.
Right? And then they can come along and say, Well, I'm the one who paid for half this building. Or I'm the one who did this, this this, I want you to do this kind of program next year. And I don't want you to invite that scholar anymore. And I want you to do this. And now they're dictating how things should run. Because once money comes into play, so there's corruption, right? There's a dependency. And then the mom can be told, hey, listen,
I like you, but never ever talk about rubber. Again.
Don't do it, okay, we're just talking about like massage over socks, that's a good subject for you.
You can you can also talk about, you know how, you know, women shouldn't be wearing high heels or whatever, you could do that. But just stay away from rubber. I don't want you talking about that subject. If you want your job here, if you have religious leaders, religious institutions that are financially held hostage, then they can't openly speak or teach, there's always going to be some external force, you know, coming on to them. So the the institution used to be what works. Now the problem is in the modern world, the institution of waqf is nearly dead. Right. And there, we were trying to revive it in some way or another. But we are in is a strange situation all over the world.
As a matter of fact, in some cases, unprecedented situations. You know, the people in, for example, people who come from Serbia, or Qatar in or Dubai or whatever, they never imagined that we're going to raise money to make a machine.
The calf takes care of it, they build a machine, it was done over again, to come up with money to pay the salary of any mom, now there's a guy full time whose only job is to give the other one, that's his full time job, dude, homeboy comes out, makes an episode on goes back in
time job. And they said, you know, we don't have those luxuries in America, or Australia or England, or the minority Muslim community in like Sri Lanka or wherever, when we're gonna build, we have to build how ourselves ourselves. And we have to come up with financial vehicles to figure out how we're going to make this thing work. How are we going to make our massages work, we're still figuring it out. We're not doing a great job, unfortunately yet, right? Because I mean, every, every other month, we have fundraisers for the we don't have water in the world very anymore. So please help us out. There's something so people that can make salad right now. So until you give us a
check, we can turn the water back on, you know, we have those kinds of situations.
That just means we haven't figured out a good clean financial model. But to pretend that the work of this dean at an institutional level does not require financial support is silly. It always did. It always required financial support. And it's something that will always require financial support. And the biggest cost will actually always be human resources. People because if you want the work of the Indigo forward, buildings don't do the work of the
buildings don't computers don't do the work of the people do the work. And people have to give up other work to do this work.
They have to give up other things. And so supporting institutions in a way my personal philosophy, this is not the time for it, but my personal philosophy is institutions need to be created that first of all are transparent. Second of all, they may need help in getting off the ground. But once they're off the ground, they have a very good business plan so they can keep running like the coffee
To run, a golf didn't start for free. Somebody had to pitch in to get it started. But once it got started, it was running on its own and it wasn't dependent anymore. So plans need to be in place so our institutions can run independently and my sincere hope is that all the Muslim institutions figure this thing out for you know, and that we're able to become, you know, independent integrity carrying vehicles Anyway, when I touched on the IoT seminar cadila I got one more thing for you to listen to very beautiful pay attention to this. The Quran says feminine kalila feminine kalila feminine multiple times. Small price, small price, little price, little price, one time in solid,
usable versus feminine boxin cheap price, undervalued price, how come Allah doesn't say bucks bucks means undervalued meaning something was worth 100 and you only paid at that seven bucks. khaleel means less than it was worth.
Box means the opposite is that you could have paid 100
when it comes to selling the Ayat of Allah giving up the guidance of Allah, no matter what you get, in return, it's always going to be penny.
It's it can't be because if you say box, it means it's an unfair price. Which brings to mind the idea that there is such a thing as a fair price to there is no fair price to give up the Ayat of Allah. Anything you gain when you give up the guidance of Allah is going to be feminine kalila. So the wording here suggests that the guidance of Allah is absolutely priceless. There is no gain from any ruler from any billionaire from anyone that can ever come your way that will be worth giving up the guidance of Allah and not being true to the text mill as always had makers people of taqwa of only an only Allah and in doing so the male may not make us of those who shortchange the word of
Allah in any way, shape or form. barakallahu li walakum feel called Anil Hakeem on a funny way he can be hacking