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Ramadan 2016 – Surat al-Baqarah – Day 25
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - Surah Al-Baqarah
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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an explicit understanding of a brief account of the history of the Jews from the 5th passage of this magnificent Surah and also the Ustadh highlights one of these stories at length in Surah Al Baqarah.
Allah SWT had chosen one day of the week for the Children of Israel to do nothing other than worshiping Him. The Children of Israel, who were after the paltry riches of this world, breached the sanctity of this day (Sabbath). The Sabbath day was a test for them. As a punishment for what they had done, Allah SWT changed them from humans into monkeys.
Allah SWT says, “So We made this punishment an example…” meaning for the people of the village who violated the sanctity of the Sabbath and for the other villages. They were an example for those who lived during their time as well as a reminder for those to come, by preserving their story. “And a lesson for the Muttaqeen (the pious/Allah-conscious).” It means the torture, torment, and punishment that this village suffered as a result of indulging in Allah’s prohibitions and the deceitful ways that were adopted by them.
Hence, those who have Taqwa should be aware of their evil behavior, so that what occurred to this village does not befall them as well.
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inshallah Tada, today we are, we have two tasks before us. One of them is to finish up the brief accounts of Jewish history that allows us to which I mentioned in these passages from the fifth passage on of the surah, and then get into one of the longest accounts alive. So john decided to highlight one of those many stories, each one of the stories that I shared with you, and each one of the incidents has a long story behind it, but I did not make a long account out of any of them. He mentioned each of them briefly and kept on moving on. And we're going to see one of the last ones now. And then there's going to be the story of the cow. And it's been emphasized and prolonged more
than any other. If it was to be spoken about, like any of the other cases it would have been one, or maybe two out and you move on, you can make a cursory reference to it. But the fact that it was emphasized so unusually, is probably what led some of the Sahaba many of them to even coined the name of the solar SoTL bacara. The names of the soldiers you should know are not necessarily from revolution, meaning it's not necessarily that Allah sallallahu wasallam named the soldiers in some narrations and some Hadith, you do find him naming the soldiers. But in other narrations, you find the companions having multiple names for a single Sula. And it was kind of like the thing that
really became prominent from within that surah, like a marker that really stood out to them. That's how they named the source of the names of the soldiers are more like nicknames than they are names. They are markers, or identity identifiers for those soldiers. In any case, Alaska, which have now mentioned the story that is not found in the Bible. This is actually the closest record to this, that you might find somewhere in the Bible is actually a reference to
a group of the children of Israel who were the followers of Moses, he was they were still along with at the time of Musa alayhis salam. And what they did is that they used to wait by, they were told not to eat, and they asked Busan for meat and fish, in addition to the vegetables that we talked about before, but he you know, God refuses that of them and said, Go settle in this land when they go into this land there by the water, and they are they want to fish and eat every single day. But Allah azza wa jal tells them not to do it on the Sabbath, but they still want to do it on the Sabbath. And the long story short, Allah punishes them, like provides them the meat, you know, and
there, it's not actually about fish, it's quail once again, that lands near the water and refuses to fly away and they catch it and they cook it and they eat a lot of it. And as they do, they start getting sick. And it starts like, like, the Bible's description is disgusting, even like it starts coming out of their nose and stuff like that. They get really, really disturbingly sick and people shoo them away and push them away. And that's all because they didn't appreciate the Sabbath, right? That's the story that they have, but nothing like what the Quran describes. So the Quran is actually telling a story that is not recorded, that's not maintained in the biblical account. And this is
important to note, because Allah azza wa jal in the Quran, even he says yakusoku Allah bunny sobre el XML, a DMP of telephone, or on describes and narrate onto the Israelites, many most of the things many of the things about which they themselves are in disagreement. So Allah will talk to them about things that they may or may not even have, but Allah will talk to them just like with a Salah Islam, Allah will tell the Christians things about Jesus they never knew. So that's the that's the same thing that's being done here. But the way that Allah does it is very interesting. Now I'll first read the ayah to you to appreciate how brief it is. Allah says well after the Allium tome, and the
De nada Domine confess sub, you had already known those who violated among you and the Sabbath. You had already known who is the you the Israelites. So lesson you already knew the ones of you that violated in the metal matter of the Sabbath for coolala. Hakuna Terra that and has seen so we said to them, be transformed become monkeys that are shooed away or apes that are shooed away ha ha ha car actually has a is a person that comes near you and you're disgusted by them and you push them away. It's actually even used for dogs or wild dogs or wild animals or insects that come near you and you want to kind of shoo them away. That's actually the word hostile. It's used for all of those
kinds of creatures. So you turn you transformed into apes that are shooed away. This is actually one of the common kind of allegations made against the Quran. The Quran is anti semitic, it calls
The Jews apes and things like that. Right. So we'll dig into that that allegation and look at this language more carefully. But the first thing that's curious about the ayah is that unless his Lakota alimta, you had already known but I just told you that in the Bible is this story there are not there. It's not there. So how is a lesson you had already known? My personal inclination Allahu taala irlam. There's been different answers given by Professor loon on the subject and those are their reflections. And with all due respect, as I read all of them, I'm not going to take time to kind of list them one of the places you might be able to find those of you that are interested in
Quranic studies, is the opinions collected by Mr. Rossi Pasadena, Raji in Makati. Hello babe. It's a it's an interesting list of ideas of where what the benefit of luck could be. Me personally, I think that this is actually a bronze reference to itself. I believe that this is a Quran referring to itself. bacara is a madonie surah it was revealed after the Prophet migrated solo mahalo Salaam and Sultan aarav the seventh surah of the Quran is actually a Maki solo was revealed much before. And there a lot actually introduced them to this entire story, a lot of story in their history. But Eliza which I told it to them, and actually almost in the sense that did you even though sometimes
you ask people about something, and they don't know much and 11 says like for example, if you say to a student, hey, so do you know about this? Do you know about this and then this? No. And then you tell them so look at the narration of the Quran itself was at home and in Korea tillet II cannot tell by her. So this is now I'm going to tell you the story as the Quran records it and so telara Okay. Ask them about the town that used to be right at the at the brink of the sea, meaning it was a it was a port, you know, it was a port city, or it was a marine town. So in those kinds of towns, what's the primary economy fishing, right? So that's something about them, if you're doing a
facility, when they used to casually violate the matter of the Sabbath, Sabbath in Arabic, which is translated a Sabbath in the Bible or Saturday, you know, it comes from the word so bad language Allah no mokou sebata the word saboten Arabic, the Magna Carta, to cut. The idea of Suba squeezed sleep is described as too bad because when we sleep we are cut off from all activity. whatever work you have, whatever business you have, whatever problems you have, all of them have discontinued because you are asleep. So Allah says with an unknown Welcome subrata he major your sleep into Suba. From the same origin you get the name of the day of the week subbed because this day is a day where
they were supposed to discontinue all activity, all business, all financial transactions, always of making material gain is supposed to come to an end. They're only suppose they're supposed to cut themselves off and just worship Allah with it. In a sense, this is the closest expression this is very close to what the Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam has told us with a Muslim Muslim man with a bottle in a villa, cut yourself off towards Allah. This can disconnect yourself from everybody and just worship Allah This is the Crown's way of telling the prophets of Salaam to do pmla the tahajjud prayer is a sense cutting himself off from everything else and turning towards Allah azza wa jal in
a way that inspires even others to do. So now, when we say in this ayah that you know, wellacre the alim to Milla de nada, Domine confessed servant, those who felt violated in the Sabbath, were from the name itself, we're getting an indication that this was a day that a lie assigned to them that you will not be fishing on this day, you will not be making money on this day, you'll not be doing business on this day. When I was in college, I used to live in what for a little while I used to live in Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens and Queens is a very orthodox Jewish community. And given my I didn't I didn't have facial hair at the time, I couldn't grow any. So a lot of people assumed me to
be Jewish. I had a really good time in the neighborhood. But you know, and my friend, my roommate, he's gonna hate me for saying this. But my roommate Mark was Irish, became Muslim hamdulillah he, you know, blond guy, green eyes. And then there's me. And we're living in this like super crazy Jewish neighborhood where all the street signs everything is in Hebrew. And on Saturday, you it's a ghost town, you don't see anybody. You don't see Not a soul. And then it just comes to life in the evening. It just comes everybody comes out, you know? So we used to go by, you know, we learned a little bit of Hebrew just to mess around. And you know, to go to the Hebrew bakery, and stand in
line, and then I would I usually I used to wear a throwback then. And he's wearing a thong. I'm wearing a thong. He's wearing like a shawl, Archimedes, and a turban. And we're talking to each other in Hebrew, just to mess with the clerk, you know,
silly sense of humor. But anyway, I learned quite a bit about Jewish culture. I had some friends in the neighborhood and things but one of the things they take very, very seriously. No business on Saturday. No business on Saturday, you know, the like, back then it wasn't even like cell phones were like a hot thing. It wasn't like everybody had a cell phone. The ones that the ones of them that did business
They would hire their employees only specifically for Saturdays. And if they got a call somebody has to come in it still work. They have to come in and press the you know the speaker button. You're still doing business. You know what, you know that so that was their way of observing the Sabbath basically. right but anyway Allah says about this fishing town is yeah do not fish subbed when they used to casually violate in the Sabbath among faculty, no Rosie says that some of them the Sahaba another Tabby rune have commented that this was not just one generation of a thing. These these people did this for generations. And this became a normal thing violating the Saturday was not even
a big deal. What's the big problem with it anyway? By the way, Allah didn't give us the Sabbath, what did he give us? He gave us Juma right and first Allah decree law was a rule by right rush to the remembrance of Allah leave sales behind, leave business behind and so what can happen in a community Muslim, some Muslims, not all Muslims, some Muslims who over time they stopped praying and then they reduce their only the only thing they do is Juma. Right and then those families over time even Juma becomes too much the only thing they do is a prayer.
Right That happens right there are families like that that lose connection with religion little by little by little until not miss missing a Friday is not a big deal. It's like why are you making such a big deal out of it? And that's why you don't find here. Yeah, tuna fish sub. It's Yeah, tuna fish sub. Yeah, dude is much, much, much more casual, easygoing than the afternoon if you see if there are, there's exoplanets heavy, like they went out of their way to violate the Sabbath. No, they didn't even think it was a big deal. They're just kind of Yeah, whatever. It's Saturday, so what you know. So if you're doing a fifth subbed Now, what does the law say? Is that to him, he Tano
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does the story was that Allah azzawajal decided to punish these people in a strange way. They're a fishing town. And the fish would actually literally be so many they'd be popping out of the water, the day of their Sabbath.
That's the day that the fish would literally be jumping out of the water shore on like a jumps up and winks at them and jumps back in the water. You know, that's what it will do that day. Well, yo, my lion spittoon team and the day they don't cut themselves off sooner. They don't. It's you could translate this as the day they don't observe the Sabbath. But as the use of a verb, it's interesting. The day they don't cut themselves off, or they are not to cut themselves off from other activity. There's no fish. So the day of the Sabbath, where they're supposed to sit still all the fish are like jumping off the water. And then Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and they're like,
Okay, what, what happened, all the fish, they're gone. They'll show up next Saturday again. So the one day that was the juiciest for them was the Saturday. It was a Saturday. It's interesting, right that some of the most active days in many industries is Friday is for sales in the stock market and different different different realms of activity. Friday's like a pretty big deal. We need to finish the deal before the weekend hits and all of that stuff. So we're tested with the Friday all the time, you know, because if you don't if you don't finish your project, then the entire weekend and we're off by three days, you need to go into the finish. Can I go to the Friday prayer? No, no, we
need you to finish this Mohammed. You know,
you can't, you can't go. So the idea that that test from a like him, and it was actually a literal test, he would he would bring more of the fish into the water those days and keep it the other days. Not at him because it kind of blew my mind. Can we have this? That's how we tested them. But then the question arises, why would Allah test him like this? Why would he make the Haram look so juicy, you know? Like, why would I do that? That's like entrapment. You know, like he, he brought you in, he kept you hungry for six days. Then the one day you're not supposed to go he showed you food and you cross the line. It's like you broke the rule. But you didn't let me finish the other six days.
That's not my fault. Unless Actually, this is the kind of test I don't just give this kind of test to anybody. Unless has the early kind of lahoma Can we have sukoon because they used to be corrupt all along. They were messed up for a long time. So Allah gave them these kinds of tests. And this is actually a sunnah of Allah. The sunnah of Allah is whoever wants to be corrupt and wants to disobey Allah. Allah says, fine, I will let you be more corrupt than you've ever been before. I'll open those doors for you. You know, if you want to go the wrong way. Actually, it's it's you know what, what are they now who knows the Quran says we guided him to both highways. And they're both not just
walkways their highways. If you take the right step, Allah will open 10 more doors of doing better things for you. If you do if you make Toba, Allah will open the door for you to strengthen your Toba. If you turn start praying, Allah will give you strength to pray even more. Whenever you take steps towards goodness, Allah keeps land at the end of the home. sabudana keeps opening up more and more pathways.
But the same is true of the opposite. You want to disobey Allah, Allah opens another door. Go ahead. No, no please. And then go ahead more and go ahead more and go ahead more. You know, in nama gnome Lila whom
we only extend for them we only give them even more and more so they can earn more sense. But Allah doesn't do that for everybody he only does that for people who are addicted to sin to begin with. So that's why we makani we have so cool is very important in the ayah. Anyway, moving along with Allah tomahto Minh, whom Allah describes they became three people, three groups of people, all the Jews were not the same not all the Israelites jumped into the water on Saturday and started fishing or put their cast their nets out and started fishing. By the way, again, the story is not with them, they've basically erased that story Alliance reminding them of this story and saying ask them as if
they don't even know anymore. Well, let me tell them again, let me not only remind them of the history, they know also the history they've forgotten his color tomahto Minh homely Mata Guna Coleman Allahu moloko.
A group among them, they used to talk to the other group, these are these two groups are not the ones that fish the ones that fish they don't care about Saturday, they don't care about the command of Allah. But there are two other groups of Muslims. One of them are the I don't care mind my own business, Muslims, the mind my own business, Muslims are saying, if these guys want to eat the fish on Saturday, that's their problem. Who cares? They are pretty messed up, but I don't want to want to bother. Another group of Muslims says, we need to give them at least advice they're doing wrong, we should remind them this is not good for them. whatever they're putting in their bellies is not
Liske. If it's Haram, it's poison. It's going to hurt them in this world. And in the next life. These are our brothers in Islam, these are our This is our oma, we should go advise them. Now there's three groups, the people who commit the sins, there's the majority of the Muslims of the time who don't care. And there's a small group of people who are trying to advise and help. And so in every way you can imagine a family in which there's majority of the family doesn't care. And one of those people or two of those people, some members of the family say I'm gonna go try to advise them. It's Saturday they're doing it again. And so a conversation is captured is called Amato main
home when a group among them said Lima Ivana Coleman. Why do you bother giving advice to a group of people? Allahu moloko, whom Allah is guaranteed to destroy them anyway. Omar as the boom either been shady, or he's gonna punish torture them with some intense punishment. These people are as good as dead. They are a lost cause. This is terminal cancer. Don't bother with this patient, leave them alone. They are hopeless cause
zebu whom, as Ivan shalida kalu, they said the rotten ihlara become what is the the people who wanted to go give advice? What rationale did they give, the rationale they gave was, at least will have some excuse before your rub.
And they didn't say rabina Kaltura bukem is very important. I want you to remember the three groups of people, the centers, the ones who don't care, and the ones who care. Now, the one who's speaking is the ones who care. And they're telling the ones who don't care, that when we stand in front of Allah, at least we will have an excuse that at least we set something we try to advise, what excuse Will you give?
What excuse Will you give, and by saying more of the rotten maravilla than a lot of them, you know, they're giving a very powerful lesson to the silent, not caring Muslims. They're telling them you are at fault for not caring,
you're at fault for not because we have a margin or we have an excuse before Allah, whether they do it or not. Our responsibility was to remind you know, law, civil law solemn is going to give that word to the Quraysh whether they listen or not, why that get in the mind Tomodachi Your job is to remind whether they listen or not, that's between them and Allah. But whether you reminded or not, you're gonna be answered. Your job was not to change them Lester lamb most likely you're not in charge of them or to control them. To transform them, your job is just to remind them. So these Muslims understood that our job is to give whatever advice that doesn't mean every one of you turns
into a speaker and grabs a mic and starts giving you a hug every Friday. That's not what that means. But in your family, among your friends. There's someone who needs advice. In your circle of people, there's someone who's doing wrong. among your cousins is someone who doesn't come to Friday prayer, you know, these people, you don't even bother talking to them. You don't even have an excuse in front of Allah. You're also answerable. You have to be answerable. You have to give try something. If one thing didn't work, try something else. This is the rotten era become. And then the other thing is, you have no right to lose hope in people that are sending, even if they're violating
something so obvious like the Sabbath, and they've been doing it casually like it's not even a big deal. Why not? While Allahumma takuan maybe they'll become people of taqwa. How do we know how can we pass judgment so
Muslims who don't care are also very quick to judge, but to Muslims who stand and speak. One of their qualities is they don't judge. Even they don't even judge those that are addicted to sin. Even the ones they see around them that are sending all the time they still don't judge they say like,
maybe they'll become people of taqwa, Fela Matsumoto Kenobi. When they forgot what they were reminded them very powerful language. When they forgot what they were reminded of what in the world is talking about? It's actually talking about two reminders. The people who send we're being reminded that they are sending the people who didn't care, we're being reminded that they don't care, to reminders, when all of them were being reminded that when they forgot what they were reminded of, and Janan, Lavina and Hannah and so
we rescue those who used to try to stop evil from happening.
How many groups were there? Three, how many groups that Allah rescue?
Allah didn't say we rescue though everyone except the people who send the people who violated the Sabbath. We only rescued those who used to speak out against the evil, which means that two groups were in trouble with a lot. The ones who violated the Sabbath and who else? The ones who didn't care. A Latina and hold on a suit are the only ones saved? Well, a cardinal Latina, vada mu, b ecmp. Ma, can we have sukoon and we grab those who used to do wrong with it and ugly, terrible punishment because of the corruption they were continuously engaged in. What did the ledgers do? He took the other two groups and made them as though they are one group, the one who sees evil happening and
says nothing is actually part of the problem. There is no such thing as a silent innocent majority within even within the people of faith. Either you speak up or you have you know, you have no and it's not even like the kind of Moncure electoral socialism says, amin C'mon moon Quran for google yahoo, Big Mama favela, Mia, Satya Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia Colby, Metallica, fully man, the one who if you see an evil around you What should a believer do try to change it with his hand if he can't with his tongue if he can't at least hate it in your heart. And that's the weakest of human but among your friends among your family among people, you're not talking to fit around guys,
you're not gonna get your head chopped off. If you speak up. Level she'll be yelled at made fun of but out of fear of that you don't even open your mouth. You don't even say anything. This is wrong. This is wrong. When you see abuse happening inside of your family. When you see you know, some like, some of you are grown men. Here's your son and you see your father hitting your mother. And you don't stop him. You're responsible. You're supposed to stop out of love of your father, you're supposed to hold his hand and Baba, no, you can't do that. You're supposed to be the one to do that. You cannot see evil happening in front of your eyes. At least change it with your hand. This is not
just talking about standing up to corrupt governments. We see corruption around us all the time and we do nothing about it. There are people sitting in backbiting in your office. You don't say anything you just sit there. At least I don't engage in it. Yes you do by not saying anything. You endorsed it. You're a part of it. Even the Quran says what FICO sama una lahoma Allahu Allah, Muhammad Ali mean among you are people who listen to nonsense and Allah knows all the wrongdoers, even the ones that are listening and not doing it are also wrongdoers. passiveness is not acceptable in this oma, you can't just be a pastor just said sit back and not can not concern yourself. This is
none of my business. That cannot be the case. You know, the other problem though, this, these are so profound and so timeless, right? This, the lessons in them are so timeless, because you know, people who do decide to stand up and speak, they tend not to have the qualities that are described here. The qualities were number one, they're doing it because they are afraid that Allah will put them in trouble.
They're not doing it because they think they are better and everybody else is worse. They're not doing because they think they're saved, and everybody else is not saved. As a matter of fact, they're worried about saving who themselves number one, you'll find people who take this kind of die roll, be very self righteous, as if they're already Alhamdulillah. They've got their ticket agenda. Unfortunately, they're trying to get you to get your ticket. You know, this is the first problem. The second problem is they don't talk down to people. They don't give up on people and talk down to people because every time they talk to a sinner, what's on their mind that Allah homea tycoon, maybe
even they will become people of taqwa. If you don't have that hope in people, all you can do is yell and scream and humiliate people, then you're in the wrong business.
This is not for you. So now, after all of this, Allah azza wa jal says, you know this, this is how the Quran described
Story of the Sabbath. now years later, we're in Medina. Koran is talking to the Jews. But the Quran is raw, as you know, it's being recited all the time all over the place. There are studies of it there is a dissemination of the Quran. And so even though you're who they're now being told, you already know those who violated the Sabbath among you remember, meaning remember what I already taught you not just in Torah, but also in, in the Quran. You've heard that too, haven't you? So Allah is actually doing a lot of the fact that Ron's being heard all the time. kokkola Hakuna cara de Tallahassee in then we said to them, become monkeys rejected or shooed away. Now this is there's
two interpretations here. I don't know how to prefer one over the other one interpretation is they were literally transformed into apes as a punishment from Allah. They were literally these people were literally transformed into apes, after being reminded multiple times, and by not changing their ways. But some in the classical Mufasa room. Among even the Tabby own, there were those who said this is an expression as a figure of speech that is used to describe, you know, wild behavior. And you'll notice the Quran will use three animals and animals come up in reference all the time with when we study. And this is not so hard to understand, because, you know, when zebras used fantasy
pigs is used, monkeys is used. mule is used commercially, Mr. mill was far like a donkey carrying burdens. So the comparison that animals is made all the time. Now for people who are from my part of the world, and even the Arabs, this is not that offensive.
Because we call our kids Gaza, Luca pata bundela Potter, I don't know why you call them bundled up. That makes you the wonder. But anyway, like,
you know, so you say these things all the time, out of anger, when somebody asked, you know, I mean, my mom used to say, the best lines, right? She's one of the lines, he says, Is insaan, Bono
Now, that automatically means that you're not
Can you be a human when we go to their house this time?
You know, in my, in my dream program, the students that went under be like, what are the group of students? They said, so what do you think of us, like compared to other years, you're pretty human.
That's a pretty big compliment coming from me.
But the idea of someone acting wild being compared to an animal is actually part of many ancient languages. It's not some, you know, it's not necessarily a crazy jump to think this is not a figure of speech. That's why this was even you know, out of Syria done in classical times of this, be like monkeys then been opened up,
you know, better shoot away, maybe while and there's a kind of a karela, in the IR to remember what that that felt feel, are the most even Don't be wild, causing corruption, and to be wild as to be like an animal. Now, there is a reference in Jewish tradition, I'll read it for you. It's from the Midrash. When a human being drinks, he becomes like a lion and says that no one is like him. And he when he gets drunk, he gets overly bold. When he drinks too much, he becomes like a pig soiling himself in his own filth, because that's what pigs do. When he gets drunk more, he becomes like an ape, standing and dancing and playing and resorting to foul speech and no longer knows what he's
doing. In Jewish tradition, what comparisons are being made lion, pig, ape, to people that are out of control and out of control, in what context drinking, consuming, being indulging more than you should, what does the Quran do? These people are eating Haram. They're eating what they're not supposed to eat. And their appetite is not satiated. And Allah says fine be like this be like apes. And the idea of an ape is you know, an ape is shaped like a human being. Right? It has the kinds of limbs that human beings have, but it has no shame. You know, and and it's interesting, though, the word alpha is also associated with castrato sharp, and actually, it literally means to have way too
much hair on your skin. Not that Oh, Phil, or leave. obsidian is actually almost an illusionary reference to Don't be like apes. Don't lose all control, just whatever your hand comes on, you put in your mouth, you don't care, and anybody comes near you, you just hit them or whatever. Don't be wild like this. And that's the expression Allahu taala and that that's a, you know, like, an insult from Allah azza wa jal drawn upon them, just like the idea of humor was made about them too. And then the idea of pig would be even if they eat filth, and what is filth in the Quran? That the eating of filth is the eating of somebody else's money or the eating of Riba. Right, or unused, you
know, charging unfair prices. This is all filth. And so that's compared to
Pig eating filth right so the Oklahoma saw etc. So let's ask Allah Hannah Carlin Lima Bina Jada we made them into a nickel and nickel in Arabic is jalta hoonah karlen de la dee da who hoffa and Yama amela who when you make an account and you make someone scared to do the same thing again for Jana Hannah Carla and we made the story of the Sabbath and we made those people into a an example that every time you think about you check whether you're doing something like they were doing, you get scared not to fall down those footsteps. Lima, Albania, they have an alpha to those that were right before those people meaning at the very same time Allah made an example out of them, then perhaps if
the idea of telethon has seen is figurative, that it's not literal, then maybe you can even accept the biblical account that they became sick and they ate so much that they started Destroying Themselves and they had to you know, it's called the the grave the graveyard of desire, I believe it's called the graveyard of lust. They all died there because of their consumption and they were buried right there in the Jews called that area, the graves of lust, you know, because they were they couldn't control themselves. But that was his was mama alpha and who would come after them to that's something that the Quran did not actually created recreated this motiva re you know, revived
this advice and this council. Well, more importantly with the theme and our heart touching Council, and a heart touching Council for people who have stuck by Now check this out. In the Quran is the seal of itself. The word is motiva mozzarella comes from what i've and what as an Arabic means to give an advice that touches somebody's heart. To give somebody advice that touches their heart, you have to speak to them softly. You have to speak to them at the right time. You have to come to them as a friend, you cannot come to them top down. You have to meet them where they are, you know, you cannot be offensive to them. You need certain conditions met before you can do well, because a
person's heart has to be able to receive what you're saying. And then take it within them right now. This is the exact word that was used in solara. When the people were when the good people were trying to warn the sinners Lima Terry Luna Coleman, same exact origin limita A Luna coma. Why is that important? It's important because now Allah azza wa jal is saying that from now until the day of judgment, all the people of taqwa, they will not let go of mozzarella, not just for themselves, but they won't give up on the idea of giving counsel to others. They won't, they will, they won't think for a second, that they are absolved of duty. And here I want to share with you a
responsibility of Muslims that we forgotten. We think the only time you can give someone advice is when you are ultimately amazingly righteous. Unless you are a pure person, good person yourself. You shouldn't be giving anybody any advice. How can I tell someone to do good look at how bad I am myself. Makes sense. That makes sense. But except this is actually only true to an extent. You should not be telling people to do things you don't do yourself. That's true. But you should be telling yourself and others what is true.
You should be you should have no shame in accepting I'm not perfect either. But we should all try to do this. Even Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam used to say, ooh, see, comb, one FC with a koala. I'm counseling you and myself of the taqwa of Allah. In other words, just because I'm giving you a talk, I'm the one with a microphone or a camera in front of me, with an audience in front of me doesn't make me a better Muslim than you. It doesn't. Just because you're giving somebody advice doesn't mean that you're better than them or that you're holy or great in some way. And if you're saying to yourself, I will one day when I become better, good luck with that.
Because you're never going to be good enough to your own standards. Who else can say I'm good enough? I don't need improvement. If you that's what you're waiting for, then you're waiting to be transformed into an angel. That's never gonna happen. Does that mean none of us ever gives advice? You know? And is it true that the people who do give advice, is it supposed to be the case that they see themselves and say, Well, actually, I'm a pretty good person, I should give advice. If they think they're a pretty good person, that's arrogance. That self delusion. That's, that's the idea of being a must on someone who has a lofty opinion of themselves. The greatest people who carry this
religion to us the companions of the Allahu taala, on which they did not have a high opinion of themselves. worker Sadiq says well, the Allahu taala on who you know rhombi la to LA to ask his knee beam Allah Allah moon. Nothing Eb mokulua Allah to Allah, Allah moon, Allah give me on account of the praise people give make of me, they say such good things about me. You know, like, let's just pretend it's all true and reward me accordingly. But don't grab me and don't hold me to account over the things they have no idea about. They have no idea and that's the reality of even the Sahaba they will talk like this. This is a certain attitude.
That Amazon has to carry. You and I are not absorbed and we cannot hide behind the excuse that I'm not good enough or not a good enough person then struggle. And actually all we're asking people to do is struggle anyway. You can't say, Well, I'm not perfect. How can I say something? Neither you nor anybody else is perfect, nor will they ever be. And not not. Nor does this religion ask you to be perfect. It just asks you to try to protect yourself while mower and gotten limit again, all of this story has a powerful counsel for you. And a powerful reminder that mower must be something that must have been Carrie Mae lawmakers have them with Karla musala comi. Now we get to the story of the
cow when Musa alayhis salam said to his people in La Jolla, Morocco, and tobacco Baqarah. Allah has commanded you that you should slaughter any cow,
any cow Baqarah tequila any cow. Now this the backstory of this is not mentioned once again, in the Hebrew Bible, it is not found. What is found is moose has instructions what should happen if a murder takes place? It's like a list of laws. Here's what you do. When war happens, here's what you do, and famine happens. Here's what you do when a murder happens. And you don't know the killer is and the light that time had revealed different tests for the new Israel on how they can discover these things. Allah give them an unusual number of miracles. Allah even says in the Quran, what are they now mineral is my fee. But I mean, we gave them all kinds of miracles. And each of them had a
great clear test in them. So even like a murder investigation, you could solve it through a miracle. And the summary of the Taurat is and the thick of it essentially was at the time that you take a cow and you slaughter it. And there's a certain ritual with which you slaughter it, and the people who slaughtered it had to wash themselves, and they take the blood of the cow and they sprinkle it on the deceased and actually threw it momentarily the one who's died, gets up and actually reveals who killed him. And then he dies again. This was at a convenience Allah had given him money for it. So panela the things they were given the luxuries they were given, even in the case of solving their
crimes. So one such Crime The the Torah doesn't tell you any more than that. There are a couple of chapters like the Atonement of unsolved murder, it's called where this is detailed. I won't read the details to you. But the way the Quran describes it, it actually describes a part of the story that they never tell. And that part of the story is that actually a particular murder happened. Moosa was not talking in general, if a murder happens, then you do this as this one had actually happened. And they came to Musashi salon because they couldn't resolve it among themselves. And they said, We need to figure out who killed him.
And musala salon gives them the following instruction. It is a law in fact, he's commanding you to slaughter any cow.
And he started with in the La Jolla, Morocco.
If they believe in him as the Messenger of Allah, here's what he needs to say, if Bahu Baqarah slaughter a cow.
If Rasulullah Salam told us to do something, we wouldn't say Wait is that you are Allah.
We just do it. Because summit Nirvana when the lawsuit speaks, it's from Allah, my Allah and Allah, Allah, he doesn't make stuff up on his own. But Musa alayhis salam knows that they don't respect what he says. And he's hoping maybe they'll respect what Allah says. And even then you could say, yeah, Morocco Allah. Allah is telling you a lie is commanding you in Allaha Yama, I'm telling you guys, for real it is in fact Allah, not me. He is telling you slaughter a cow,
though Snoop the way in which Musa alayhis salaam says it with the with the Arabic language captures this is to suggest that they hear this and say, Come on, just tell us some practical advice.
What do you mean slaughter? We have a murder case here. You want us to go get some beef.
You know, and then like, then they don't want to hear it. And so Busan has to use convincing language. Like he's trying to win a case guys listen to what I'm saying. Just go slaughter and eat cow Just do it. And they respond by lu lu Da Hua. Are you taking us for a joke?
This is how they talk to their messenger.
Are you taking us for a joke? This is by the way after submitting our
Guru Martina kumiko whatever I gave you, you better hold on to it with all of your mind. They said we hear and we obey but Allah knew what they actually said. And what they meant was we here and we, this obey the Athena in Hebrew, which means obeyed is a sign in Arabic which is disobeyed. That's what they meant. And now the test comes moosari Sansa slaughter a cow. And they say Are you kidding? Seriously? Before we go on with the story, we need to understand what the lesson for the Muslims here is.
There are instructions that are from Allah.
You are not to make logical sense, out of every instruction of Allah. That's not your place, and that is not my place. Our Place is to arrive that this religion is true based on questioning and reasoning and inquiring, yes. But once we come to the fundamental truth that this book is revelation, that Muhammad is the messenger sallallahu sallam, ask as many questions as you want, how do you know he's a messenger? Fine, those are fair questions. Allah does not want you to accept this religion with your eyes closed. There is a law here and abbacy written, I call to a law with eyes open.
With full insight, I don't just want you to close your eyes and believe this religion, that's not this religion. But once you accept it, once you are convinced that he is the Messenger of Allah, and this is the book of Allah, then from within his instructions, you say, this three record for Muslim? Can you explain to me why three is not making sense to me? And why is HR four?
Because until that makes logical sense to me, I'm not sure if I'm gonna pray.
Then if that's explained to you, then you say this is like a two and a half percent. What about 2.25?
How about point two 5%?
What is it two and a half percent? If you start asking these questions, let me tell you, these questions will never stop. And if you turn this religion into until I am satisfied with the common sense, rationale behind every instruction God gives, until then I will not follow it, then you're in the wrong religion. There is a place for asking questions. What is that place? There's a couple of those places one, why should I believe in Islam anyway? Why should I believe in the Quran? anyway? Why should I believe in Mohammed? Anyway, so
then after that, what are the questions you're supposed to ask? Is this really what Allah said? Is this really what it means? How do we know for sure? That's what it means. investigate what is it the instruction of a lion is messenger is sallallahu sallam, do your research ask your questions come to you don't ask why did he say this? You asked? Did he really say this? That's a fair question. Did he really say this? Is this what it really means? Is that how we're supposed to apply it? Those are all fair questions. Now. Those are questions once you come inside the faith. So when you're not in the faith yet you can ask the question why when you're inside the faith, you've already resolved why the
only other questions left are now how and what and when those are fine. Those are fair questions. Those are fair questions. You get it so now here they've already come into the religion
and now they're saying make sense of it for me. Why should I Why should we saw her come up? Are you kidding me? What does that have to do with a murder? Musa alayhis salaam hears this nonsense and masala Salaam is really angry.
Because when they say are you taking us as a joke?
They're saying a tacky who knows what are you taking us as a joke? But Musa didn't say anything Elisa Musa said in a La Jolla, Morocco? Allah is the one commending you. So when they say you are offending us, or you think we're kidding, you know, you're you're making fun of us or you're kidding around or you're wasting our time. musasa recognizes that they're actually making fun of who? Li Xhosa. They're talking back to Allah. And when you do that in front of musasa he might, you know, throw a punch or something. So immediately he says, ooh, Allah, I seek a law's refuge. And akuna minal jacquelene that I might become of those who lose their patience. jehlen Arabic is the opposite
of two things. gehele is the opposite of alkyne someone who understands or knows or alum, someone who knows someone who's ignorant Jaya.
Jaya is also the opposite of hiring someone who forebears tolerates puts up with something. And someone who has no control over their emotions can also be called jack. You could be a PhD and be a giant could be driving like a giant on the highway or something that you could be Musashi salami saying you have said something that makes me want to knock your teeth out and I'm about to do it, I seek refuge of Allah, that I might lose it. Now I'm just going to lose my control. Because I described to you before masala syrup has no small temper.
And then on top of that Allah describes his figure as what stowa is the wise used for the bark of a tree when it becomes firm, he is legitimately ripped. So when he when he will hit you, you're gonna die. That's what's gonna happen to you. So now and that's why you can probably even understand even though Allah azza wa jal is the one you know, breaking the rock with, you know, with water and bringing out the tall springs, but it's the staff of Musashi Salaam. It's a symbol of strength too. But anyway,
so it's a fine, fine fine with a ruler, not a buck and they're trying to pull this
They they think it's a funny thing with the ruler of Cuba, Yelena here. Go pray to your master heel. And if you do ask him, he will clarify for us what it is. What is what?
Are you asking him to go find out what a cow is?
You don't know what a cow is. He just says slaughter a cow. And you say man here
are you how would have been? Which cow should we slaughter? They didn't ask that. This isn't what is it?
And this is the stupidest question you can ask if you're told slaughter a cow.
Slaughter What again? Could you find out?
Idiot I just told you cow.
What do you mean what? What is it? This is them pretending to be stupid. And in this Allah is describing a group of people that will always exist in religion, who will have the kind of hypocrisy that they will ask stupid questions on purpose within their religion, they will ask stupid questions on purpose and they will do so to make you upset. You're going to go to you know a this coming. And when you go to your eat party, you're going to be sitting next to people that don't come to the masjid because it's neat. And they see a beard on your face or they hear that you were in it. Or that you were sitting in the taraweeh then they're gonna ask you some stupid questions about
religion. Oh my god. And you're gonna sit there going
haraam Cooper shirk the fog, all of them in one sentence, how do I like
and you're gonna, and they love doing that to you. They love doing it to you, and they get entertainment out of it. When they ask you these ridiculous questions, and they know they're ridiculous. They know those questions are ridiculous. They actually find it funny. And this sickness has always existed. And so they're doing this with musala. But musala ceram actually a lot turns the joke on them. So what does musasa do? He goes back to Allah azza wa jal, even though he knows it's a stupid question, Yama, this is what they said.
Allah says, It's okay, play along. Here's what you go and tell them. Allah knows they're being idiots musasa also knows they're being idiots. But Allah azza wa jal decides, like I told you before, when people want to go down the wrong road, what does Allah do?
You opens more doors, you know, no, no, no, let them ask again. Let them ask again.
Did Allah know what they were gonna ask?
So Allah knew they were gonna ask about the color. He knew. He could have answered that the first time. He could have said Allah has told you to slaughter a yellow cow brilliant in color
that everybody looks at and stares at. So there's no room for follow up questions. If a lot already knows that you answered right away actually, me as a teacher, that's what I do. I've been teaching a long time. So a lot of times when I teach, I see a student raise their hand.
You're talking about madatha have a question. I was like, hold on.
And then I answered his question before he asks. And I said was that your question? And the student says, Yeah, I was like,
cuz I know there's a certain look on your face. That tells me you're gonna ask about
this just I've seen that look, a lot of times. Allah azza wa jal knows what they're going to ask. He could preempt the whole thing. But Allah wants to play along because Allah we asked as it will be him. We are motorhome fito. Vianney. Mr. Mohan. Allah has already said this in Bukhara. This is a case study of that. Ayah what was the Ally's the one making fun of them, and he extends them in their rebellion, allowing them to continue to be blind. He said that in theory before now we're seeing it in practice. So he gives it to musasa he says that a massage and comes back to the people and says you know you're cool. It is in fact a lot. He's the one saying musallam could have just
given the answer but every time he says guys it's not me saying it. It is in fact, Allah him not me. And that's why you have in New York called mocha and harbor la spa to Allah Hayden file. When you mentioned it twice. Like this is like saying he's the one saying it not me. And now how can that valuable well, because it's a cow. It's not too old Alfred Alamosa was only at Florida Leanna ferrazzi Nancy nuha a patata. That actually, it's followed is called fahrrad. photodynamic also means to cut and one of the one of the words for cutting and it means that she's this cow has basically cut off most of its young years. It's an old cow. So now let's sing to them. It's a cow no
doubt that isn't all too old. What are bigger it's not all too young, or are known by Nadella. It's middle aged right between all of that. It's middle aged. Now. One comes from our meaning. It's a very helpful cow. It's a strong, sturdy collar to young of a calf can't carry much of a load
Can't help on the farm, too old of a cow. No more milk, no more other benefit, even the meats not going to be very good. It's the one that's the the ripe age right in between us no matter when then do whatever you've been commanded to do.
Just do it. Now the thing is, when they first ask the question, the word was bought carton, any cow. And they had to be idiots and say, could you explain a little bit?
What are we learning about our religion? We're learning some things a lot always meant to be simple. Allah kept some things simple. What do we love?
complication? We love complicated. That's too simple. Could you explain that some more? Could you add some more conditions to it? Could you, you know, I'm not happy. I'm absolutely not happy. And if you if I get in trouble for saying this, so be it. But I have to tell you a story.
I wanted to do a study of the beard.
For myself, I don't talk about this stuff, because it's fixed subject, but I just just on this note. And I've asked for their opinions and things. And it should be this long. And this short, and this this length, and that length and the line all of it. And then I went to doctor criminally.
And I'm sitting there and saying, can you help you understand the beer? He goes, what do you what do you not understand about the beard? I said, so what are its requirements? He said it should be on your face.
But how long? Or you know, can it be a goatee can be this can be that he said, Listen,
here's Let me tell you, let me tell you how the beard works. If somebody is walking down the street from a distance, and you look at them, and say that man has a beard,
then it's a beard.
I said, Oh, that's it. He goes, Yeah, that's it.
There are things that are what? Simple, Simple. And then what we like to do with them? Oh, my God, let's get a ruler.
Now you have a beard and meters, the six and a half inch requirement? Where did you get this from? You know, there are some there are some people who have their Villa and things like that. But But yeah, there are absolutes in our religion that are very, very clear. And there are things that have always been simple, what we love, we love to complicate them. We love to add complexity on top of complexity on top of complexity, and that the beauty of our religion is you read the law of ecomondo said Allah wants ease for you. He wants ease for you. Why is those who lost my son? I'm sending people off to learn to teach the deen and saying Yes, sir. make things easy. make things easy. I
know. It's amazing in my experience, when I meet young scholars, like people who just graduated from a university Islamic Studies, and I asked them their answers are always complicated. And whenever I've met scholars that have been studying 5060 years in their life, their answers are always simple. Always.
It's amazing activities, like some things you don't learn until a very long time later. It's like, you know, it just hits you eventually, like, Oh, I see it now it is simple. You know, because then when you're young, you get overloaded with information. And you start thinking that unless things are complicated, they might not be true.
Because you know, how do you get a PhD without using big words? You have to have complication to be able to have real knowledge. But this this book, and this deal is so beautifully simple. You could have just kept it simple. Anyhow, go do it. But you had to act stupid. And now as a punishment from Allah, the law became more stern What must you do find a middle aged cow you could have had a calf you could have had an old car you could have a cheap car now you got to get the best of them the most expensive of them and now slaughter that one. But they're not done being stupid.
called Ola Nora back up Elena Mala Mala Aloha. go seek clarification call on your master. He'll then clarify to you for us. What is its color
masala Salam comes back to Allah Allah there is no end to their stupidity. I don't know why I'm even I'm embarrassed to even ask. But this is what they asked.
Can you even imagine taking the question back?
Because he has to communicate the question to
you're not what do I do with them? I don't know what to do with them.
And at this at this point that you would imagine what a landed with did with other nations. Why did your home leave them? In the heart of Omaha Juan Carlos Salama, when you address idiots, people who don't have control over their tongues, just leave them be. But Allah is always on wants to let them dig their own hole deeper. Now go back and talk to them. Yoku in La Boca Raton, Safra.
God comes in a lot of talent tells you no doubt he's the one telling you it is a cow yellow.
A yellow cow.
I've traveled quite a bit. I have not seen
Commonly a yellow cow. Have you traveled in the Midwest of the United States or even parts of Texas? There's cows or no and no shortage, but a yellow cow.
So it's a pretty rare commodity.
On top of being yellow, and by the way on one hub in Nevada Eliyahu de la Ilaha Anusha. zhangjiakou means India.
Some even said that because the description Yama would have been tough enough. Are we going to find a yellow car guys? For your own low nuha?
Its color is striking. Like when you look at it, it's like you're looking at the sun or something. Like it's like golden await golden,
That reminds me of something. Didn't you guys worship a golden cow? by a law saying go slaughter a golden cow. It's like a lesson you're repeating what you did before. You weren't you did shift by worshiping a golden cow. Now you're doing shift by questioning the command of a lion the challenging the authority of God, just like you have to destroy that statue. Now you must kill a yellow cow that looks like a golden cow.
It's actually a low unless we're being sarcastic with them.
And they wanted to worship something they can see. That was their problem. How are we supposed to worship of God we can't even see that's the whole rationale behind building the statue. Unless s De Soto novoline. Those who stare at it, it will please them. This golden cow that they're gonna find they're just gonna look at and say, Wow,
this is actually all sarcasm from Allah azza wa jal from a previous crowd they've already committed. But additionally, I mean, it's all also reasonable. If you're, you know, if you're going on a road trip, and you're driving by a farm, and there's a golden cow glowing in the sunlight. Your kids are gonna be like, Whoa, what is that had, you know?
super sad cow over there.
So now we need now is it easier to find are harder? When you ask stupid questions. The Deen of Allah gets easier, harder, it gets harder and it gets more and more impossible to fulfill. And it costs you more and more and more. Ask questions but ask intelligent questions. And don't ask questions to mock the religion. It'll be harder for you to live by Carlota rolana Rebecca ubay Jelena Maja Oh my god, they're so awesome. Go call back on your master call on Him for us. He might clarify for us. What is it?
What is it? Was it that your first question?
The first question they asked was MMA here. The last question they're asking now is what MMA here same exact question. What are you learning about stupid people who make fun of religion? They ask a dumb question. Even if you give an intelligent answer 20 minutes later, what are they going to do? Ask the same dumb question. They won't let go of it. They'll ask the same if you know your cousin like that or your uncle. He asked the same dumb question and every party
is the same one. you've answered it every time. But he's not gonna let go Mallya
in dakara, shabalala.
The cow this whole cow business Did he say Bharata? They say dakara the idea of a cow like it's the gins. The idea of a cow. The whole thing is just all too confusing for us. To shaba Alena well in the Angelina wanted, okay, fine. This is the last time we're asking. We for sure. if Allah wills, we are going to be committed to guidance meaning this is not our fault. This is of course Allah will.
You know, we're ready to commit to guidance. But the problem is Allah hasn't wielded for us yet for it yet for us yet. And that's yet another problem of people who make fun of religion. they violate the religion, but they say they are this way because Allah willed it to be this way. They'd like to blame a love for it.
Color in Abuja cool Finally, he says, Allah is declaring in Boca Raton la de Lune. It's a cow that has not been put to work and exhausted The Loon from Villa to be domesticated. Meaning it's all wild. Go wherever you want kinda cow
How do you get a strong golden you know cow that is a perfect age and it's never been put to work. The only purpose of raising a cow is to put them to work.
Let us develop a skill however it's never even carried buckets of water it's not given water you know how the you put the road over the cow and you have the buckets of water carrying it. It's never done any of the carrying masala bottle it's very well built strong arbuscular cow golden color never put to use every part of the perfect day last year. There is not a single spot on it. There is not a single blemish on it. Check the entire car if it's even a single black.on it Nope, not a golden cow.
We need to find a spotless, golden perfectly ripped
unused, untouched, previous straight off the lot, cow.
Where are they going to get this from? You know, call on Gita will help. And they sarcastically said, Okay, now you brought the truth. Okay, fine, let's just. And it seems as though from the story, that they're this crime that they the murder that had been done was about to create create a civil war and they were about to start killing each other and they had to solve the murder, because if they didn't solve it, there would have been mass bloodshed within them. So they're desperately looking for this cow. And they find this cow and this is from our narrator some of our other he mentioned this is not found in the Jewish record, that they finally found this cow on a farm that
was owned by a boy who had like, he was the only cow he had. And it was left by his dad and he they never put it to work. And he said, I'm not selling it. And so just please sell it and he said, Okay, fine, I'll give it to you. its weight in gold.
Now, what do you think they got the gold from?
The cow they already melted.
Right? So they have to give up that gold to get this gold cow to slaughter it
further and so it costs them quite a bit for the Baha. So then they slaughtered it well, markedly alone, and they almost didn't do it at all. They almost did but these details are not they're not absolute. We don't know for sure that's what happened. But we do know one thing for sure. They almost didn't even do it after all the clarifications were made, even when they were put on the spot for the Baja of Macedonia alone. they slaughtered it, even though almost they almost weren't even willing to do that. You know, they came close to just openly rebelling against the Prophet even then we'll finish off the story and shout out to Allah tomorrow. barakallahu li walakum phylloquinone
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