Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into Ayat number 60 from the magnificent Surah Al Baqarah.
Prophet Musa AS was extremely kind and compassionate towards his people. His nation, however, did not respond with the same behavior. They kept disobeying the instructions of Allah SWT and demanded one thing after another. But Allah SWT was still Merciful towards them. He sheltered them with the clouds and provided food from the heavens. Yet, they were ungrateful.
Upon his people’s request, Prophet Musa AS supplicated to Allah SWT for water. Allah SWT instructed him to strike his staff on a stone and water would come. Prophet Musa AS followed the instructions and twelve springs burst out.
Allah SWT says, “Eat and drink from the provision of Allah…,” we should know how to fulfill our needs from the permissible and pure provision that Allah SWT has provided for us. We should be content with what we have been blessed with and not be jealous of what others have. we should ask Allah SWT to bless us from His Unlimited Bounty.
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you to put that simply, he's saying You, you, you and all of a sudden key instead of continuing with you, or he's saying all of you, all of you, all of you and all of a sudden they, even if it's talking about the same bunch of people, which can get a little bit confusing, actually, we passed by and I have this case of this nature just not too long ago. Well, Valentina, Alico, Muhammad wa, we're Angela la como el mundo de la ku, Leuven, Paiva Tamara sokhna comb. All of this is actually all of you we provided you continue to shade with the clouds we read about that. We sent down upon you Munna and Salwa. Remember my not being those plants that produce and then salwaar being the
quail kulu all of you eat from the good and pure things of what we've provided you remember is up now comb again you will now vada Muna and they did it wrong us. Well, I can kind of unforeseen we have the moon they were only doing wrong to themselves. The expectation here was well now volunteer Muna. Well I can come to him and for Sakuma Domini moon, you didn't wrongest you were wronging yourselves, you would continue the discussion, the second person keeping everything as a you, but rather halfway through the IR by the by the time the IR concludes, there's a switch over to they simply speaking, when I'm talking to you, it must mean that you're nearby. And if you're far away, I
cannot talk to you, I can only talk about you. Right? So logically speaking, when you hear the use of the word that you that actually suggests that someone is nearby. And when you use the word they are he it actually implies that they're not in direct conversation with you. So you're not talking to them. You're talking about them, they are far away. rhetorically, what the Quran does, is actually uses this to illustrate how Allah is displeased with a group of people. He was dignifying them by talking to them, but he's so upset with them that he pushes them away from himself and speaks about them not to them. This is called to be read in Arabic to distance yourself from
somebody, and to speak about them and not to them to make a simple example of this for you understand, sometimes kids get into a fight. Like girls do this a lot. Girls fight each other, and they don't talk to each other. Like boys will punch each other and to get over it. But girls, their thing is they're not going to talk to each other. Right? So they're sitting both at the same dining table. And you know, we're sitting there, they're mad at each other. And there's a salt thing right there. And she wants to have her sister pass the salt. So she said, Could you tell someone to pass the salt?
And the other one will say if someone wants to salt someone can get up and get it for themselves.
Well, if someone is too lazy to give it to someone else, then that's their problem. Oh, good stuff. Here's that solved.
They can't talk to each other. They're talking about each other and that's an expression of how upset they are with the
Other You understand? So the idea is Allah azza wa jal was talking to them. Look, I gave you cloud, I gave you money, I gave you Salva, I told you eat from the good and pure things I provided you. But then you did a lot of messed up things out let us and even mentioned, and it says though he stops talking to them, he stops talking to them. And it's as though then he turned to us. So if he's not talking to them, then Who's he talking to? ourselves? like imagine half of the audience in front of me this side messed up, and like I did this for you and that for you and that for you, You useless. And then I say By the way, they didn't wrong me. They wronged themselves.
They didn't do a crime against me. They did a crime against themselves. Why would I turn to you and talk about them? Because you're up next. Now it's your turn. So why alive saying well, mavala Muna. Well, I can kind of enforce a homie of the moon. It says though, he turned his attention away from what we saw him. But he brought his attention to this oma and said You better not repeat this mistake, because I'm no longer talking to them. But now you're up. So Pamela, that's the part that I wanted to bring to your attention the transition that I wanted to bring to your attention. The other thing I was still curious because the eye This is number 59. We read it yesterday for bundler
Latina, valamar colon Hydra lady, Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah moonridge. Amina sama.
They replace the word HIPAA, remember yesterday with hentai and Allah says they replaced the word with something that other than what was told to them. And then he says, then we sent down a terrible disease of a punishment upon them from the sky.
That would have been enough. They said this, therefore they were punished with this. There's the crime, and there's the punishment. But what's curious about this ayah is there's the crime, supposedly the crime, then there's the punishment. But then there's the crime again, Bhima, can we have sukoon, we sent them the ridges from the sky, there's punishment from the sky, because of the corruption they continuously engaged in. You can't have one punishment and give two reasons one before and one after. The first reason seemed to be they said this word, they replaced the word. And then when Allah mentions the punishment, you will imagine immediately as a result of them making a
mockery of requesting a lot to lighten their burden to forgive them. Then as a result, Allah said that punishment from the sky, then the matter would have been closed. But Allah azza wa jal is actually illustrating that that was the you know how they say in English, the straw that broke the camel's back. It's the last thing that's it's the last straw, basically, they had done a whole bunch of crimes. And this was the last of them that tipped the iceberg. And that was it. That was the end of it, it tipped the scales, and that's when the punishment came. So what was this remark on? We have sukoon the Quran is actually silent about it. What was that? What was that corruption that they
continually engaged in? I tried to find the answer in the Torah, like in the Hebrew Bible, what is it what is is there a reference to this kind of a punishment coming from the sky, and in fact, there is, and it surrounds the story of this victory. There's a city near Philistine called [???]tim, that they conquered in this is in the Torah, the story that they have. And when they conquered the city, they went in, and there were all these, these this people practice to religion that had all kinds of pagan rituals. And their women threw themselves at the conquering men. So the Muslims who conquered it, these women tried to seduce them. And they would say, if you join some of our rituals, we'll let
you have our way with them. And these men committed massive though the Torah says they committed massive acts of Xena, and they engaged in these kinds of rituals. And that's when Allah descended his punishment upon them, he had opened that land for them so they could worship Him, and they could be grateful. And the first thing they do is they engage in Acts of shamelessness, and they do worship and they do rituals that are complete shift. So Allah is a punishment center punishment from the sky, a disease from the sky, and it afflicted them and the biblical account is about 24,000 of them died. 24,000 people died as a result of this disease that was sent down upon them. There's no
Koran say any of this? No. And that's significant. Because the Quran says wakfu and Kathy's
Quran says that Allah will tell you about what they did, but he's gonna cover up a lot too, he's not going to put you to shame. You know, the idea that the Quran is somehow anti semitic, or humiliates the Jewish people or incriminates them. My I tell you compare the same account from the Bible, from their their own record, and compare what the Quran says and you will find or on what you call an old do Is it a barber? Usually, the allergist saves their dignity over and over again, he doesn't spell it out, because if you spell it out from the what they have in their own books, it's ugly. It's ugly, they wouldn't want that out in public kind of thing, though it's in their in their record in
their books. But the Quran takes dignified language because of the corruption. There was a you know, punishment sent to them what that corruption was is not sent out now, in the next hour before I read this IoT. I'll just read the first part. What is this does Musab
Call me when Musa alayhis salam asked for water for his people. When Musa alayhis salaam asked for water for his people. This is going to take me a little over five minutes to do. But I'm going to read some excerpts from a translation of the Old Testament for you. Listen carefully, the whole Israelite community set out from the desert of sine, traveling from place to place as the Lord commanded. They camped at ref redeem. refeeding is also pronounced, but there was no water for the people to drink. So they quarreled with Moses and said, Give us water to drink. Moses replied, Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the Lord to test but two people were thirsty for water there
and they gamble. They grumbled against Moses. They said, Why do you bring this up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst? Then Moses cried out to the Lord, what am I to do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me. The Lord answered, by the way, stone who's ready to stone him in the Bible,
which people the people of Egypt, his own people, his own people, in later on, in sort of the Han, Allah azza wa jal will on the on the tongue of Musashi Salaam until June in the earth to be a rugby rugby commando German, in them to minoli factors alone. Musa alayhis salam said to the Egyptians, that I seek Allah's refuge that you will stone me to death. And if you won't believe in what I have to say that at least leave me alone. That's what Moosa and Hassan said, not his people, but to the pharaohs. And now he's crossed the water, according to the Hebrew Bible, he's with his own people, the ones he rescued, and he turns to a lion says they're about to stone me, the Lord answered Moses,
go out in front of the people. take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile and go, I will stand there before you buy the rock at horrible, horrible is the other name of Sinai, okay? strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink. So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel, and he called the place Messiah and mareeba. Because of the because the Israelites Quarrel and because they tested the Lord, is the Lord among us or not. That's what the Israelites said to him is the Lord among us or not. This is one account in the Bible of what happened now what does the Quran say? I started with that.
What is this Spa musala call me he Musa asked for water for his people. That's all nonsense. Orion doesn't say they came. They were about to stone him. They were humiliating him. They were asking Where's his God even with us or not? Why did you bring us out of Egypt to get us killed out here or on doesn't spell any of this out? The Quran dignifies the children of Israelite alien simply says Musa alayhis salaam went and asked Allah for water. That's it. So hon Allah that's when you appreciate when Allah says I told you the ayah before why Yeah, for I'm Kathy. Allah pardons a lot of history in the Quran, he overlooks a lot of history in the Quran as a favorite of these people.
Then on the other side, and by the way, this is important to know also, because most of the Sahaba most of the people that were listening to these if they don't have the background, they don't know what the Buddha did the only people who knew what they did is themselves and unless hasn't even about them, that they hide their book. So these things were not known among the people, they were known among the knowledgeable among them. So the masses of people did not have a bad opinion of them based on their books are actually protected their dignity in this way. And they should have appreciated how allies, you know, not entirely exposing us and letting us hang out to dry. Our guy,
the expression comes in my mind, only polyamory You know, he hasn't exposed exposed us entirely. He hasn't, you know, humiliated us before the people. Here's the other account in the Bible before I go on. In the first month, the whole Israelite community arrived at the desert of Zin. And they stayed at kadesh which is kudos basically, that's the pronunciation. Their medium died. Oh, this is an interesting tangent. A woman named what died medium which is close to what Arabic name that we have in the Koran medium. Now medium, of course, is the mother of
a salad. But there's one place in the Quran. That's curious. Miriam salmonellae her when she came back with a baby.
People were horrified that this woman who's not even married has a baby with it.
And they yelled at her. And when they yelled at or they said something, they said yeah, oh
yeah, Dr. Harun, which means one sister of Harun, but she's not the sister of heroin. Heroin is 1000s of years ago at the time of Abu Musab Islam. He's the older brother of Musa, and she's the mother of Isa. So why are they calling her the sister of her own? Because Moosa and her own have a sister and her name in the Bible is what Maria?
There's a sister of her own meaning you were named after the sister of her own. You were the one who saved Musa alayhis salam when he was a child. And that heroine of Islam, that pillar of Islam. She's the one who inspired your name and you did such a dirty thing. And that's why she's called Yeah, of Tara On a side note. So Pamela, so when you name someone with a lesson you learned is when you name it, we name our children, Abubakar, Rama, you name a shoulder of mine, some children are named Mohammed, some children, you know, named who Eunice Sala tribe. These are names among among the Muslims. When you call your children these names, then you have to actually make them very familiar
of the legacy of those names. So they feel like an obligation almost to live up to the name that they've been given. When a girl is named Miriam. She should know a lot about money and she should know a lot about money. And she should know about both mediums actually, which two mediums, the medium that's the mother of Lisa and the medium. That's the sister of Musa alayhis salam. Okay, so anyway, that's a side note. But anyway, so Musa Alison sister dies in the desert. Then Miriam died and was buried. Now there was no water for the community. And the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. They quarreled with Moses and said, If only we died when our brothers fell dead
before the Lord, why did you bring the Lord's community into this wilderness? That that we on our livestock should die here? Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain, or figs, or grape vines or pomegranates. I can hear you guys.
I told you, I told you, okay. It has no grain or figs or grapevines or pomegranates, and there is no water to drink. Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting and fell face down and the glory of the Lord appear to them so they fall into sunshine, Allah azza wa jal speaks to them. The Lord says to Moses, take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron, gather the assembly together, speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water meaning he has to gather all of the Israelites, according to the Bible, stand by the rock and then say to them, you will bring water out of the rock for the community, so they and their livestock can drink.
So Moses took the staff from the Lord's presence, just as he commanded, he and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock. And Moses said to them now this is what Moses says to them. Listen, you rebels must be bringing you water out of this rock. Then Moses raises his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, this is the part where we completely disagree. Now it's actually in the, in the in the Torah, what you find is one the Quran hides the false Urbanus right. And the other the Quran absolves the the accusations the false accusations made against prophets in the in
the Bible, and Koran proves them innocent. They didn't even how are they going to spare Muhammad Rasulullah. Mohammed and Larabee? How are they going to spare him? They didn't even spare Musan heroin in the changes they made. Look at what they said in the record. Because the so God is speaking to Aaron and Moses and he says because you did not trust in me enough to honor me, as though as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them. In other words, the biblical account now became because Moosa and her own somehow did not trust a lot enough, the punishment of that will be they will not have a land to have victory in the
Quran comes in to paint an entirely opposite picture. They were they said to the people, Allah has promised you a Land Trust Allah and here it looked the flip language you didn't trust ally enough.
They say Moosa and Harun didn't trust a lineup or an says moo sign heroine came to the people and said, trust Allah, he has guaranteed you victory and they said, you were sitting here you go, fight, fight. When Tara Baraka SOHCAHTOA they flipped the narrative and the Quran told the story as it was like it set the record straight. These were the borders of America, where the Israelites quarrel with the Lord and where he he proved holy among them. So this is this is the idea of how I would just want to share with you what the Quran says, as opposed to what they have, and how the crime is actually, you know, really salvaging a really tarnished dignity. What this does call musala call me
when musasa asked for water for his people for cold web socket Hydra. So we said strike with that with the staff of yours. The Rock fragile admin who's Natasha, Dinah, then 12 Springs came forth out of it. The Bible doesn't mention that they were 12 Springs there's no record of 12 springs in the Bible the only time you find 12 Springs is in the Quran. So Quran exclusive. Now, why in the world? Well,
there's 1212 tribes and they're not even going to spirit a prophet among them, how are they going to spare each other? So Allah azzawajal describes they were 1212 Springs cada la Nakula una semana de la home, every group of people knew their place of drink. kulula shabu, Mariska la eat and drink from the
provisional law has given you now kulula Shinobu has been completed why what was given before midnight and salwaar So, now kulu was covered. Now, shabu is also there. So kulula shabu Mariska LA, eat and drink from the provision of lies provided with that. So fill out the wcd and don't go wild in the land, causing all kinds of corruption. The word esa actually comes in the meaning of F sada, which means to cause corruption, but it's actually a shut down facade. The worst kind of corruption. The word I saw also comes Loenen, Illa Illa sala de Vaca. Tisha, when somebody likes their hill here go crazy. And they don't take themselves at all. And they're there. You know, they just look kind of
when you look at them, it's mostly just here and there like they've been in the jungle for a long time kind of thing. That is actually called someone who experienced Ofu. Allah is actually turning to them and saying, don't go wild. Don't lose your civility causing corruption and increasing corruption wherever you go. This is actually a statement by a lot to suggest that when they used to question Masonic salon, they used to turn into a violent mob. Even the Bible says they're about to stone me, right, they lose control. And so like, you know, captures the wilderness that they exhibited in their behavior in the phrase one that fell fell out of the Musudan as opposed to saying
well out of Cebu, Cebu fell out don't cause corruption in the land. No, don't be wild in creating corruption as you go about creating corruption in the land. But now time passes, what is called Tamia Moosa. Then we said Moosa Lannister anatomica hidden, we cannot bear just one single kind of meal. lameness, mira anatomica, hidden for the owner of duck, then make the prey call upon your master your Lord for us.
Look, if you want more food, what should you do? Make da, MC da, da, da, da, they come to us and say, Hey, you need to call your Lord and ask him for us. By the way, this is not the first time you find this phrase in the Quran. This phrase that they uttered after having crossed the water is in common, identical to the same. This exact phrase was used by the Egyptians on the other side of the water when the nine signs hit them, and they were in terrible trouble. They they were humbled by the power of those signs and the Egyptian Empire was weakened. The Pharaohs power was weakened, and the Chiefs had come to musante Solomon said literally, although Lana Roebuck call on your Lord for us,
what does that suggest? Look, we're still not going to believe in your God. But at least you pray to Him.
We know he's powerful enough to solve our problems, but we're still not going to humble ourselves before him there's still a pride that's just keep you want the benefits from it from this God which you don't want to humble yourself before him. And that seem like arrogant schizophrenic prayer or that request makes its way all the way to the Israelites on the other side of the water. They reiterate on the rule an Arab duck make the outer Europe What is it not Europe?
With ruler, Nora, rubber, el amin, nope. robuck Europe. You know us on a side note, you should note in the Quran, how is Allah described with the word Rub, rub the alameen rhombus, Mr. rabuka Mara Baba comunale. He is the master of all nations and all people the skies in the earth, your master and the master of your ancient ancestors. When Allah uses the word rub, he uses the word and after it, he puts all kinds of things.
In the biblical account, you will study especially for the Jewish people. God is the God of Israel.
They will describe him as the God of the skies in the earth, the God of all creation, the master of all peoples, a master of all nice, no, no, the master of the God, the God of Israel, that's it over and over again, over and over again. That's what it is. And they're our religion is centered around one thing, the core of our religion is about the molecules in our insula, Nia, Buddha, that's our religion. We didn't, Allah says, I didn't create general human beings for any other purpose, except that they should worship me. worship and servitude to Allah is the core of our faith. The core of the biblical message of faith is actually the land.
They made it into the land, the land of Israel, the promised land, the promise of the God of Israel, that it will give them Israel and the sacrifices that are to be made so that the land can be secured. It's all about the land. And that's one thing that still hasn't changed in the mindset, because that's something that when when the account was altered, all they remember is the promise made by Allah, that's it. But none of the obligations that came with that promise. So when they say they're not spirit, I mean, why hadn't we just can't deal with one kind of food anymore? Why don't you make data to us for for us to your master, your original an army matambi tune out. If you pray
to Him then you could adjust masoom Java Paula, what's called when you pray to Him and if you pray to Him,
Then he will bring out what comes out of the earth. In other words, it's your fault Messiah you're not asking him Why did you just get us manansala you could have got us a full menu we could have had french fries and ketchup and we could add salad on the side hold the coleslaw we could I have Oh, you're not making dog This is your fault. You need to go and ask him because once you do he will respond and you know he hates us and loves you I realize bias towards you so you go pray to Him. learn Arabic you frigiliana moto Moto, and then they make a list in Buckley ha
Why don't you call him to bring out from the earth that would have been enough No no no, let's give you some suggestions. Here's what I'd like. I'd like some herbs luckily all kinds of greens I missed those they really add flavor to the you know the masala and the salad well kisai oh and cucumbers make sure you tell cucumbers will fool me hmm and garlic garlic is really important you know and then we will hold on hold on we're not done Hold on. Let me writing this down while others see her and make sure you get lentil I miss some doll man and then it's a bow and what personally ha and onions critical seriously what meal is complete without onions? Oh my god. would you would you like
fries with that?
want extra mayonnaise with that order? They're telling me sorry so I'm getting these ingredients like is they're sending him groceries? You know get this get this get this ecologist said ask for more food or ask for a raise? Could we make dua to Allah to make us patient over what we have? No, no. You need to get these things for how disrespectful. How disrespectful how defiant. Now let's read the biblical equivalent in numbers 11 five, Chapter 11 verse five, if we only had meat to eat, Quran mentions meter now.
The fish we used to get in Egypt for nothing, because they used to live by the water, a lot of fish. The Quran mentioned fish,
the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, the garlic does not mention these things. It does mention but it skipped the melons. Yeah. So the Quran mentions only a few of the many items the Bible lists. Even here Allah speared them.
You asked for 12345 things in the Bible, the list is a lot you asked for a lot longer. And as they are listening to the Quran say this they're like Actually, we asked for like eight more things.
is he's still saving their dignity. He's still going easy on them. Had Allah wanted he could have quoted the whole thing you asked for fish you asked for me? You asked for this? Yes. Oh my god. And then by the way, these items, these food items that they asked for herbs, cucumbers, garlic, lentil and onion. These were widely available from the lower to the upper classes of Egyptian society. And these items were used to make royal food, delicious food in Egypt. So you have to understand when they're asking him for this food. Where did the idea for garlic and lentil and onion, you know, and herbs and cucumbers? Where did this idea come from? Where did they even learn about these
vegetables? They learned about them back in Egypt. Now that's what they learned about these names. And now they're sitting here going man, I missed that.
I used to add some serious when that for touche on the side. That's a really, you know, ah, you know, now when they when they say this, this is where you have to pause and appreciate something.
And then you look understand the language that's coming.
They used to live in Egypt as what slaves are slavery is similar to prison. You can compare slavery to prison. Somebody comes out of prison.
And as they are setting their free one day, these guys that are all inmates from prison sitting back and man I miss my prison food.
Used to be some good stuff they used to give us back in the jail. The warden used to make the
that we used to eat out of fools good stuff, man. If you're free, and you miss prison food,
then you don't just miss the food.
It's like you're asking for what again? prison. It's like you have no appreciation for freedom. You have no appreciate no taste for what it means to have freedom. So by asking for the food of Egypt, it's no different. They don't realize they're asking for a life of humiliation and slavery and indignation that was in Egypt and Musa alayhis salam recognizes this for what it is. And he tries to teach them by saying cada attest up the Luna lady who Edina We love you. Why
are you trying to replace something
That is much better, that is clearly better for you with something that is inferior.
What is that something because it's they didn't say and Levy, they said unlucky, it's a lot of stuff. If you take all of the items they say, then you would hear fine. disturb the Luna Lady allottee. Here are the things that are inferior, what the thing that is better. But actually, he's comparing one thing to one thing, not a list of foods to the list of foods. He's actually comparing the provision given by a tyrant King, in a state of slavery, either you're going to be slaves to fit home, or you're going to be slaves to Allah.
And as when you were slaves to fit on, he gave you these vegetables. And now you're slaves to a line, he's giving you one natural way and this water, what do you want, which slavery do you want? There, we saw this time in his language is actually comparing the two slavery's and in this this concept is important to understand in slavery to Allah. It is only in slavery to a law that a human being finds freedom. The Quranic concept of freedom is actually only under the shade of a law, slavery, when a human being becomes a law slave, they are no longer slave to trends, to fashion, to money to other people's standards, to other, you know, other ethics, other morals, they just have to
make a lie happy, don't have to make people happy, they don't have to fit in with anybody else. They have been freed from all the other pressures in society, because they accepted slavery to Allah.
We don't understand this core concept of slavery, which is actually deeply associated with freedom. You have kids, you know, we tout in the United States that we have freedom
and Western society, what on westernized societies really not even Western society, westernized societies or societies that, that celebrate the idea that we have complete freedom, I went to high school here, I didn't feel free.
I didn't feel free. When you go into high school, there's a group of guys that are into hip hop, and they dress a certain way and listen to a certain kind of music and talk a certain kind of talk. And they have a certain kind of hang out. And if you're gonna fit in with them, you better become like them. And if you don't, that's their uniform, literally. And instead of not just uniform in dress, which is there, but it's also the uniform and how you're speaking, how you're acting, how you're behaving. There's another group of kids, they have their own clinic. And if you're going to be part of them, you have to transform yourself into looking talking, walking like them. This say this idea
of like social slavery, like you have to become like this group of people, if you want to fit with them, you can't just be yourself. This stupid idea that I myself, Well, how are you yourself? How is that you being yourself? That you're dying to get this? These are girls dying to get the same backpack as the other girls have?
Or wearing the same shirt or getting the same shoes at every other? Like, why are you such a free? Why are you a slave to this brand? Until you wear this brand. It's like you're not even a dignified human being. People check your kicks, they look at your T shirt, they'll get it and then then you're worth something.
You know, this this is and this is like I went to high school a long time ago, a very long time ago. But the and fashion may have changed trends may have changed. But this cliquish behavior and social slavery hasn't changed. It hasn't changed. That's not freedom. That's not freedom at all. And so when you when you dig in, save yourself to Allah, you get free from all this stuff. This is what Musa alayhis salam is trying to tell them Yes, life here is difficult in the desert. You only have one kind of food, I acknowledge that. But the one thing you get that you could have never had there is that the only one you have to make happy is a lot. That's it. You're not enslaved to anybody
else. And so a test of the Luna Levy, who are Arjuna Villa de hua hai. He then says to them, one of the most amazing sarcastic phrases in the Quran. Yes, there is sarcasm in the Koran. He says he told Miss run a bituminous run, translated go down into any countryside. Go down descend into any countries, of course they're in the mountainous region region by Sinai. So they're going to descend if they descend. If they move forward, they're going to descend so a widow works here, but this is an echo I explained the concept of echoes to you yesterday. Able to It's not the first time that the soul is using it. It was used when other other salon was sent down from Jana twice a Butoh Babu,
as bitumen Hajime and come down from it altogether. When greed when greed came, Allah mentioned who booth
Adam alayhis salam, whatever happened as a result of greed as a result of temptation. Who bought
these people are and by the way, that was also about food, wasn't it?
That was about food is one food you shouldn't go for. But happy happy with what you've got the same exact test with the Israelites. Here's the food you've got. No we want what we don't have. We want that. You want that fine in between.
descend again, a battle, the idea of coming lower by the way human beings there is no lower low, you know, there's no low they can't reach. That's why the Quran even uses the phrase along the lines of this imagery from Narada dinar, who is philosophy, then we reduced him to the lowest of those who go low. You keep on descending and keep on descending. The lesson being taught here through this phrase is that human greed brings people down. it degrades people, your your unsated temptations and your unsaturated appetite. If the Dean of Allah is not going to put a check on it, then you are only going to end up humiliating yourself and you'll degrade yourself more and more and more and more and
more. A bit too. But he didn't just say me too. He said a little miss run. Miss run has an affinity and you hear the energy and this is not a be to miss Sarah. If you say a B to Minnesota, and you don't put that in when it actually means Egypt. If you say misratan it means countryside. As a matter of fact when it's a mooring of software meaning you just have a Fatah, Misra, then it's referring to the actual country of Egypt but that wouldn't make sense because then it's like Moses, I'm saying go back to Egypt.
But he didn't say Misra he said what? Miss Ron but of all the all the words available in the vocabulary of the Semitic languages, including Arabic You could say a B to bellenden have been Korea 10 Medina 10 you could say so many words to say descendant any town any any land and he region, he chose the one word that is so close to what country? Egypt because he's trying to tell them you idiots are asking for Egypt all over again. So why don't you It's like he's saying why don't you go down to another Egypt epital Muslim that has the sarcasm of Musa alayhis salam and so as he says this you need to appreciate the next phrase that moves this these are the two things musala Islam
says are three things the first he says you're replacing something better with something worse, which isn't about food it's about what freedom versus slavery you know slavery to a lovers of slavery to fit on that's what that's about. The second thing go down to another I think you're asking for another Egypt go.
And then he says for in Aleppo. Masato no doubt what you've asked for is you're gonna have it. You people particularly are gonna have what you asked for. Let me put that in common American English now. You're gonna get what you asked for. Oh, you're gonna get it all right, you asked for it.
When you say you asked for it. Then I they think they asked for salad, cucumbers and lentils. What what they asked for is the life of Egypt all over again. So before we go, because the ayah is long, before we go further, let's qualify the life of Egypt. The life of Egypt is three things essentially, if you were to describe the life of Egypt and would be a camp, what makes it so bad? Three things make it bad.
The first thing is slavery to anyone other than Allah is humiliating human beings being enslaved by other human beings is a humiliating way to live. And Eliza wouldn't even describe that humiliation early on when he says yes so moolah comes to Allah WW. Una Aachen. Y esta Hilda Nisa calm. So the humiliation is the first problem with a life of slavery. If you give a slave the choice to be free, if he has any self respect, the first thing he would want is freedom. That's the first thing. The second thing is that in slavery, let's compare slavery to other kinds of labor. Like there's a slave who works at a farm. And there's a farmer who works at a farm.
A slave who works on a farm, even if he's working on the farm his entire life. Is there any promotion? Is there a better future for his children? Is there any progress? Is there any hope that his children will have a better life or anything? Are you stuck in the same place, stuck in the same place, but on the other side, a farmer who's working on the land also, but he's not a slave. When he works year after year after year, maybe he's having a little he has a little more savings. Maybe he bought a farm now, maybe he has another farm now, maybe his children, he can send them off to the city to get a better education. There's hopes for a better future. No. Right? There's progress
possible. So what does slavery do? It doesn't just humiliate people, it keeps them exactly where they are, and where they were. So many of our parents and their parents did not have a higher education. So many people in the Muslim world, their grandparents or their parents did not have a higher education. And they sacrificed to send their children to school. They took all of their savings to get their children, you know, even some education. And then those children got a better education for their children. And now they moved up the social ladder, so to speak, and they don't realize that that's actually the product of some farmer back in the generations that decided that
they're going to provide their next generation a better future. We actually step on the blood, sweat and tears of our ancestors to get where we are. It didn't just happen.
You know, we, you know, I went to school, but I went to school because my parents were able to afford me putting to school. But they were only able to do so because their parents provided them an education. Somebody made sacrifices before me, for me to benefit from that labor. But if you cannot change your state, your father was in that state, you're in that state, your children will be in that state, and there is no future for you. That is actually the Arabic term macka.
macka is a combination of masaka. And second, masaka means to stop second means to remain stationary, it is to absolutely remain in the same exact helpless state. from it, you get the word miskeen. You've heard the word miskeen. Before, it's not just used for poor people. miskeen linguistically suggests somebody who is not able to change their situation. They're stuck. They're paralyzed, you know, and that's, that's the person who can't get a job because of sickness, no matter what they do, their state doesn't look like it's going to improve any pyramid scheme. Now, the first problem was slavery was humiliation. The second problem is you're stuck in the same place
you would be so far. But for the Egyptians, there was a third added problem is bad, these two are bad enough. But there's a third problem. Every few years. What does the pharaoh do?
He goes crazy and he kills all the baby boys. He does this mass genocidal crazy thing to these people and anybody who even so much as looks up, gets slaughtered and executed, the assault on either of you who have now come. In other words, they are victims of the rage of a tyrant King. They are victims of the rage of a tyrant King, three items that are highlighted to you. Now look, Musa alayhis salam said go into another missile, which has transmitted another land but sarcastically What does it mean? You guys deserve another Egypt you'll get what you asked for. What list does Allah make? Well booty but la hemos Villa humiliation was slapped on them. What did I say was the
first problem in the life of Egypt. humiliation villa. He says what booty but Allah He Mozilla while my scanner.
And the inability to get out of that state was slapped onto them. They could not change their state. That was the second thing that was slapped on to them. What was the third problem?
Do you remember? They used to receive the rage of who? The king but this time they haven't made their own angry. Who have they made angry now? Allah Allah says well ba will be heard of him in a law. They drew upon themselves rage from Allah. But Ayana Raja they brought back to themselves, they returned onto themselves raised from Alibaba in Arabic, very interesting verb. It's even used for marriage, but not actually means to marry a woman who is also used for when you settle with your wife somewhere, like a married life settlement is called the Bible in Arabic. And so use of the word bow Ooh, a lot of women Allah suggest they were married to the rage from Allah like they couldn't
let go of doing things that would cause them to be in for a lot to be enraged with them over and over and over again. They kept on doing this stuff. Allah azza wa jal describes this is after Egypt. These three things that Allah helped them escape from became their fate because of their greed. But then the question arises again, this is the style of the Quran Now, is this only because they asked for tomatoes? Well, they didn't ask for tomatoes, cucumbers. I like tomatoes.
You know, is it they just asked for doll and cucumbers and you know lentil a little bit and Now Allah says you shall be humiliated for generations. That seems a bit harsh.
Remember, before we saw that they changed head Tata hindpaw. And 1000s died, according to the Bible, but that wasn't actually the reason. The reason was other corruption. Same thing in this is, again, the crime is mentioned, then the punishment is mentioned. Then you're told that the crime that was mentioned was just the tip of the iceberg. Here's the actual crime that brought them to the state. What was that crime, that he can be unknown, this is all one idea that only can be unknown can work for una vi Attila. That is because they were continuously in denial of the miraculous signs of Allah. They were continuously denying the miraculous revelations and the signs of Allah. Allah gave
them one after another after another and nothing budged them, they wouldn't move. You know, Muslims, I met a guy. He was actually a student of mine, when I used to teach at NASA Community College, he was an agnostic, and he really wanted to believe in God, he just really, really wanted to believe in God. And I was an Arabic teacher there. And he decided that he's going to study the Quran on his own and just ask me questions whenever he has a question. So he used to read the Koran and asked me these questions and you're very intelligent guy. And he said to me, one day look, I think everything in the Quran that I read makes sense to me.
Everything makes sense. I want to be Muslim. There's just one thing. I was like, What is it? Because I need to see a miracle.
I need to see something from what the Quran calls the unseen. I want to make it seen
anything Angel, God,
a glimpse of the after something, is there anything? I've heard there exorcisms? Can I see a gene at least?
Can you take me to an exorcism and I could see a gene a creature of smokeless fire, I just need to see and I'm ready to believe.
He just needs to see a miracle. And he says, if I could get that, I was like, Oh, yeah, you're gonna get that.
You're gonna get that, sorry. Cuz it doesn't work on your demands.
You have to come to this Dean, with thought and this, this was a religion for just, you know, animals, animals can be convinced by what they see. They see a fire, they run the other way. This religion was given to human beings who can think about something and arrive at a conclusion. They don't have to see it, they have to realize it, they have to conclude it, you have to think and arrive at a conclusion. You don't have to see two times two is four. You have to think through it. And you arrive at that conclusion. When you see smoke far away. You don't have to go near the Oh no, I don't think there's a fire. There's smoke. Which means even if you haven't seen the fire, there's
definitely a fire you have the mind to be able to tell from evidence, there's something there that you can't see. That's how Allah created the human being, ability to process information and arrive at conclusions that may not be obvious. This is the appeal of the human being alleges that insulted into and that's why I told you when Allah sends miracles to see, then if you still don't believe what does he do? Then he punishes because now I've given you what is enough to convince even an animal you still don't believe. So now these people why did they draw upon themselves the rage of Allah, because they saw not one but multiple miracles from Allah. And once you see a miracle,
there's no justifiable explanation left for you to defy Allah. There's no explanation left. And Allah sadhana has always been those who he shows a miracle to. And they still disbelieve, they get the job of Allah. So they drew upon themselves out of Allah, that Allah can be under home. Can we look for una VI, Atilla and this would have been enough for Allah to be angry with them. This was enough for a lot to be angry with the nature of solid with no with with other profits. This would have been enough. But they didn't stop there. That wasn't that wasn't the only crime.
What else did they do way up to Luna Nabina be right in hock.
And they continuously engaged in the killing of profits without justification. And it's very interesting that the word the afternoon is used in the present tense in the present, and they continue to do so as if to say they're still they would still do so if they had the chance. Even in the life of Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam. They're conspiring with Dr. Rajesh, to see if we can get this man assassinated somehow, if he can get him killed, somehow, way up to Luna been delayed and hoc without the justification of doing so with no rightful justification. And we already saw who did they almost kill
musasa they're about us. That's what the rulebook says. That we're not saying that that's what their own book says. You know, and so Allah just calls it out and says, Why do you think I'm angry at you? You're so innocent. You continuously disregarded the Ayat of Allah, you killed profits without justification. Before I move further, I do want to point the finger at ourselves because this sounds like we're doing like a lot of bunnies fly eel bashing. If you take a step back and bash ourselves a little bit of a sudo la Sol Allahu Allahu wa sallam says in a famous Hadith, or Allah Almighty cambia Ebony slay
the scholars of my oma are like the prophets of the Israelites. The scholars of my oma, I like the prophets of the Israelites. Why? Because the prophets of the Israelites did not bring a new revelation they only came to confirm dot the only book they had was Torah and prophets kept coming and read the data corrupted the teachings of Torah scholars came and said let's go back to the Torah they got killed because our Lama said the other corrupt or Lama other classes among them said no, no, no. Who is this guy teaching the Torah? What does he think he is? We don't like what he's doing. He's removing our authority and they would get him killed. They would Bash him humiliate him
discredit him to the point where it was okay easy to kill them. This is what they did. Does that sound like lewis's would never do that with our scholars, right? We would never like bash our scholars or humiliate them for speaking out the truth or actually even come after them and try to kill them and
we could never do anything like that. Ah, I'm just silly.
We have to Luna Nabina
Dolly Kadima house and by the way when you do that, when you deny the Ayat of Allah and you
Kill the profits are the equivalent of profits of the Israelites in our time as witches who are oma scholars when you do that, what does the law do? What does it have to do with the Israelites? What were they hit with? humiliation,
inability to change their condition and rage from Allah. That's what they got. Look at the oma today. This look at it, what does it look like this woman is receiving? You know? And then you ask why? Why isn't Allah helping? What are you doing to your own?
Everybody's willing to blame this government? Or that government or this Western civilization or that Western? What are we doing to ourselves? What are we doing to ourselves? How many other moms that I know of that were either there was an attempt to kill them. There was an attempt to kill them or they were killed, not by anybody else by Muslims, by Muslims, because somebody disagreed with something they said, somebody didn't like, they're ready to kill them. So this is what this is what we're guilty of. We can't even point the finger anywhere else. We have to Luna Nabina vaniqa Dima. So
all of that, and why did they kill the product? So the reason for their humiliation is they did this denial of miracles and killing of profits. But then the question is, why did they deny the miracles? Why did they kill the profits? That also has a reason the AI is so compound? Here's the reason for this. You know, x is the reason for why. And here's the reason for x also, here's the reason for why did they deny the profits? And why did they kill profits? And why did they deny the miracles, Valley can be my household? That's because of the disobedience they used to do.
They just wanted to disobey.
God has very simple commandments. Allah has very simple expectations. I just don't want to do it.
I don't want to be brought back to the obedience of Allah. That's it. That's all there is. That's all it is. And that was how far disobedience can take a human being how far they can go in their animosity, that it can be more so what can we do? And they used to continuously cross the limits. And that's the final commentary of a lot on this issue. What can we add to doing erotica in Arabic to cross the boundary to cross the boundary and to violate offend somebody also, they used to continuously cross the boundaries with Allah, what is the Muslim supposed to understand from this? Allah azza wa jal has given us a handful of boundaries, they've got to do the life allotted to her.
Those are the boundaries set by a law don't cross them. Don't cross those boundaries. There are some things like law troubles, you know, don't go near Xena is Allah just set a straight for were don't go near this boundary. This is bad for you in the you know, for Ghana, and Vila, it's so it's a shameless thing and a horrible path to go down. But now the Muslim wants to go near it and near it and near it and you're near to the point where first, you know, there are phases of the FARC when it comes to disobedience to Allah phases of hypocrisy. And the first phase, all the Muslim wants is to say, I'm not doing it. I'm just getting close to it. It's not that bad.
The next phase is, I'm not as bad as some other people, you know, they do a lot more stuff. At least I'm not doing that.
Then they get even closer to it. than this. I can't help myself. Make the offer me. I know I do it. I know it's bad. But what can I do? Just addicted, you know?
Then they go a little step further. And they say What's wrong with it?
Why can't I be happy? Why can't you just let me live my life.
I just want to be free.
And that's the point where our soul, we're currently at it do. When somebody reminds you that it's wrong, you hate them. Because you say you're trampling over my freedom. You're stepping on my space, get off, let me live my life the way I want. That's the mentality described here. Sin happens human beings sin khulumani, Adam hapa and all children of other more people will make mistakes over and over and over again. But these people realize that just describing that they're making mistakes, they continuously cross the lines, and they're in crossing the lines, if anybody gets in their way, even if their profits, they're going to get killed. And no matter what evidence you show them, even
if it's miracles of God, it's not going to be enough because I want to do what I want to do, man. I don't care about no evidence. I'm just going to do what I'm gonna do. You can't stop me. There are some people who say if you just told people the proper evidence, if you just educated them, even if you just give them the proper delete, and the Huck was made clear on them, they wouldn't do anything bad anymore. What are you talking about? What? What do you think these guys they don't know. They're in the company of profits day in and day out generation after generation. Nobody knows the truth better than they do. And that and yet the ones that teach them the truth most clearly, they're ready
to kill them. And if you think they may be they were confused or there was some wrong justification for which they killed prophet Allah adds behavioral hack. There was no imaginable justification for which they killed profits. There
had absolutely no right to do so. All of it was just a defiance all of it was just a rebellion, then the Bible's words echo in my mind when Moses said to them rebels he didn't even say Israelites. Yeah, Bani Israel Jakub Quran never says Yamaha rebels Quran doesn't say when Musashi Sam speaks to them. He says Jaco, me my people. Hey, Sally Sanchez Yamani, in the Torah says rebels. You want me to get water out of here? You want me to bring water out of this rock? And why would he talk like that? Why wouldn't you just put the water out of the rock? He would talk like that to say, Are you gonna become a little more human after this? Can you not treat me the way you do like this?
The Torah says they're almost about to stone me What does the Quran say Lima to me. Why do you cause me pain? Why do you hurt me? mocha talamona Nero su de la la come you already know I'm Allah's Messenger among you.
You know, I want to leave you with this thought. As we read about the accounts of anonymous law in law school of law. So I saw them in several ahaadeeth reminded us that this history is actually a study of our own current and our own future. You know, this the history of the Israelites had the Foo and bunny slide in Willa Hodge talk about the Israelites speak on their behalf speak from their sources, there's no harm. That's what the prophet said. At least what was happening to anybody So why didn't Allah Almighty, Masha Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah has been not living now. The same things will happen to you to my oma that came upon bunnies through a like a shoe compared to another
shoe. our destinies are intertwined, our histories are intertwined. Their corruptions will become our corruptions, their diseases history are not historical. They are current events. As we study this, please understand, we're not just studying history, we're studying current events. We're studying the state of the oma. That's actually the approach with which we're supposed to study this text, the study the account of the Israelites, because there's it's not an accident that after Allah is going to be done with the account of the Israelites. The next half of the surah is going to be Uganda. Dena Amano. Your turn. Now I'll talk to you directly. Now that you know what mistakes to
avoid from your past from the past. Now let's deal with how you're going to fix your future. mill. As always Amicus conscious of this idea and this mentality, please understand, the Quran is not condemning the Jewish people as a race. Yes, there is actually in the Quran that they, as a nation will go through trials. But when Allah condemns a nation, that doesn't mean he condemns individuals.
A nation's fate and an individual's fate are two different things. They as people, if your neighbor is Jewish, your friend is Jewish, your coworkers, Jewish years, fellow college students are Jewish or whatever. They're not the is not talking about that person. them as a nation, which is dictated their fate. In certain things in the course of history, when we get to those, we'll see when that happened and how that happened. It happened actually, I decided that it was actually down at a salon who lost his temper with them. And that's when he you know, he cursed and he made up against them. When a prophet makes the law against you, it's gonna hit, you know, that's not even something
someone like allotted their own messenger did it on a salon. Right. But that still doesn't condemn them as individuals. That's still not about the people you'd like, you don't read these items. You know, I have a friend who's just like this.
No, actually, you know who's closer to this.
That's the scary part. That's as they used to play. For example, think about this lever. One of the most the worst crimes they did in the Quran. They used to pray they play with the Sabbath. They were told don't do business on the Sabbath. Don't mess with it. Don't mess with your mess up. But were we given instead we're not given the Sabbath. What are we given?
people mess with Jamal? No.
for business reasons. I'll show up. Like, in accounting, they call it life. All right, lastin. First out,
right? Like, Salah is 145 if karma must be to 10 I'll get there to 13 right before the Salaam
you know, got it.
What happened at first I realized it was playing with a lot. Just playing with the law of the law, not leaving the store not leaving the business, you know, circumventing this this beautiful injunction that advisors will give us that keeps up the spirit of the oma this prayer. This is what we do day to day with the seventh video with Joomla. And they weren't asked for 24 hours. were asked for 145 minutes. That's all we're asked for. Not even that. We can't even uphold that. So Pamela milazzo Jamaica so people have Toba and make us realize that this is not a condemnation of them, but rather a condemnation of all those who exhibit this kind of behavior. Allahu mulata charlamagne
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