Ramadan 2016 – Surat al-Baqarah – Day 28
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into Ayat 88 and describes one of the significant crimes done by the Israelites with regards to the Words of Allah.
Allah SWT describes the insolence of the Children of Israel and their rebellion, defiance, and arrogance towards the Prophets AS. They were given the Tawrat that in which they distorted its meanings and defied its commands.
A number of Prophets were sent to the Children of Israel such as Prophets Musa, Haroon, Dhul-Kifl, Ilyas, Al-Yasah, Dawood, Suleiman, Uzair, Yunus, Zakaria, Yahya and Isa AS. Isa AS was the last Prophet to be sent to the Children of Israel. He was sent with miracles such as bringing the dead back to life, form the shape of birds from clay and blow life into them, heal the sick and foretell the Unseen. Allah SWT also aided him with Jibreel AS.
Yet, the Children of Israel became more defiant and envious of him. Hence, they treated the Prophets in the worst manner, rejecting some of them and killing some of them. All of this occurred because the Prophets used to command the Jews with what differed from their desires and opinions.
In Ayat number 88, “And they say, ‘Our heart is Ghulf,” meaning they are screened, covered or there is a stamp on them that they don’t comprehend.
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our entire team, and shallow Todd are with you. And I'd like to remind you that the work that we do is so noble and that you all become a part of it. In that lawsuit of loss of the law, it sort of says $1 aldehydic fit. The one who points to something good is like the one doing it themselves. So everybody has a hand in anybody receives a good message and something in their life changes in a series of good acts, deeds, you know, events that take place in their life, and they become a spreader of good you have a part in that. And that's such a noble thing to be a part of, because you and I, you know, all of us know that our deeds alone, our personal deeds alone are not enough.
There's not nearly enough before Allah azza wa jal on that account, we need the mercy of Allah and we need all the help that we can get. And so this is a way in which I and you, all of us, we share in this work. On that note, I do want to remind you, that the people who teach like myself and 100 are much better people qualified them myself. The teacher tried to remind and give a talk and things like that. They may be in a position of prominence, like people see us, right? They see us on a camera, they see us online, you see me in a crowd, and then the people who support us from behind the scenes are invisible, like people don't know who they are, but they're not invisible to Allah.
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they'll accept what you're saying, well, a group among them used to hear the word of Allah used to hear the speech of a lion. They used to change it anyway, even after they had understood it. So that was the first crime people, the scholars among them we talked about, that used to hear the word of Allah and change it not present what was actually there? Well, when we are alone, and they will knew what they were doing, and they were the only ones that knew. So it's not like anybody else could come and correct them also. And that's one of the other benefits of the homeodomain. The second group of people mentioned were people who don't even know what the book says, Well, we know miyun
leyenda manaakitanga Allah many among them are the under the common masses aren't educated in religion, who don't know the book except their own wishful thoughts, what they what they imagined is in the book is what they assume is in the book, we're in Himalaya noon, and they do nothing but make assumptions. And on that note, two things that I want to bring to your attention that I didn't yesterday before I move on to this ayah in Sharla is about about that ayah you know that they know the book but they you know, they don't know the book, they accept your own wishful thoughts. Ignore a boss or the Lucha dragon who said something very scary about that if he was asked about that I
What is my knee mean? And Amani, and actually in the senate alibi, check this also in the seminar. One of the meanings of money is actually in our Omnia actually comes in the meaning of recitation also. So, in that sense that this actually might not be Kitab or manual Kitab, meaning he read the book from the same root origin. So if no Ibis looks at this meaning, which I translated as wishful thinking he and he finds more compelling to look at it as reading, they have reduced they don't know their book at all, except for mindless reading
Yalla Muna, who have been worked a lot on the law firm. They know it in only two ways. They recite some parts of it, they memorize some parts of it without understanding any of it layered Runa mafia, they don't have a clue what's in it. In other words, their relationship with their book became that of a ritual. When I first heard that this must have been 15 years ago, the the hair on my skin rose, because I come from a part of the world, Southeast Asia, the sub continent, where we are raised so many of us are raised and we're told if you read the entire Koran at least once with the Cadiz hub
who just is gonna just make you just kind of read the Arabic words and you go through it and you know a couple of suitors like hula hula had an article co author enough to get by in any prayer. Your obligation to the Quran is done. You said, I already finished it when I was like 10, bro, like,
and there's a on finishing party, like this kid finished on which actually means he read the Arabic of it, one into the other. And that's something to be celebrated. And then there's the next step of it, which is some more religious families in whom and that's actually transpired here as well so many expats and people from different parts of the world I want my child to be a half
because if you want you know, we may go out to a lot of bananas enough Indonesia cassava la sala de hacer la well dunya means med school as Kara means have the Quran. If I have met school and heads of Quran, my kid has said, you know, these, this combination, you can't go wrong, you know. And now the problem with that mentality is you have a huge population of young people that have memorized the entire Quran, and the vast majority of them have no concern for what it means have no idea what it means have never been told that the memorization was only supposed to be a means to a much larger end. Let me tell you as a student of the Quran, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to
memorize Quran as a student of Quran, why are anuva pseudo Bhagavata Purana explains itself. You're reading something in Allah and blind. It reminds you of something in Bukhara because it's already in your heart. You didn't have to flip the pages to find it. It was already there. You're reading something is sort of sharara remind you something from solar power. And you may you connect the dots yourself because you're half of the purpose of memorization was so you could see how all of the book akima ir, muffle psyllid, how it's either tighten together, wound together, and then they're separated and explained how it all comes together. And how these, these these connections are
constantly being formed. That was the purpose of the memorization of the Quran. The purpose of the memorization of the Quran was also that you stand in the middle of the night, and recite and enjoy the recitation and just just speak to allow and you're reciting. You're reciting his words and you feel like he's talking to you. It wasn't about you know, perfecting your pitch. We then make it sounding like the famous story. So you listen to his recitation over and over again, so you can copy him when you lead the rally. It wasn't about that. That was never the point. But we reduced our relationship with the book to a very artificial one. Even to the point I personally and this is you
don't have to agree with me at all. And I don't care if it sounds controversial, but this is the month of put on and if we don't say it like it is in this month.
I don't know when we're gonna say it. We say about children or about even schools. This place we teach Quran. This place teaches Quran so Quran school. That's not a Quran school. That's a memorization school. Quran is much more than memorization.
Or we teach Quran here, which means we just teach the reading of Quran here. This is a cardinal Rania school. This is a read the 30th School. This is not a Koran school. Teaching Quran is that's one little piece of teaching Quran. But teaching means that you take people from basic reading to actually an internalization and a lifelong journey of reflection. The whole thing i'm not saying it's just understanding and not recitation, but to take a piece of it and then call that a Quran education and then turn around and said my kid knows Quran really, if you don't Quran
Can I can I? Nobody knows. Can you hear what he just says? No. Recite something.
And then you dare ask what it what does that mean?
What did you just recite? Hulu? For Hulu? From Lj masala who beautifully grabbed him? Throw him in hell tie him in chains, and people like Masha Allah Oh, so hon Allah.
The reciter and the listener have no idea what's going on.
This is the tragedy of when you have Imani just reading one of the meanings of this ayah This is a crime committed with our art by the money
that they know their work with nothing but reading. That's it. That's all they know. Laia Allah manaakitanga Allah money in Himalaya Avenue and above and beyond that they do nothing but make assumptions. The other assumption that happens with that group of people and then others also, and we'll see that in a second is that they assume that because they fulfill these rituals, these ceremonies, that somehow they are the quote, the chosen people of God, like these are the these are the good people. These are they're better than everybody else, you know, and we create a culture in which we celebrate this kind of thing. And we give even I think it's so unhealthy especially for
children, when children memorize, but it's something to be encouraged something to to, you know, be proud of. But at the same time you don't turn those kids into trophies. And you don't know Mashallah, Mashallah. Mashallah sit in the front.
And, you know, you just you turn them into this, like, make them feel like there's some kind of Dalai Lama sacred thing they're not. They're just kids, you're messing them up. You know, you're creating a self righteousness in their minds that doesn't exist. You know. And so this is done by the masses of people among the Israelites. And some of that disease has made its way into the soma in Morocco, sirona Allah you play him even Tamia Rahim Allah adds about that ayah their crime is that it's, a lot of them don't even read the book, they're just happy that someone else is reciting it for them.
So one, if they decided they have no idea what it means to they just they love listening to recitation and will lie to them. Listening to recitation is a beautiful thing. There's nothing wrong with listing presentation. But if your relationship with the Quran, that's all it is, then you've got a very serious problem on your hands, then you've reduced the book to money, you know, that was supposed to these all of these things are supposed to be enforcement for the larger goal. How do you know what the goal of the Quran is that the Quran tell you itself, that Allah can take a loan,
so you can understand so you can think deeply? So you can ponder? So this is what it's supposed to do. You know that to me, so you can increase your Eman. You hear the word of a line and increases you and you mind because there's a picture being painted that you didn't, you hadn't thought about in a while, and a lot of refreshes in your mind. So this was the tragedy of the common people. So the first challenge we saw with the book was people who edited the book,
they changed what they heard. The second was people who reduce the relationship with the book to something artificial. The third is the worst. This is the third today, we begin with the third for Waylon. Then horrible destruction, the unleashing of all kinds of evils, the unleashing of tortures the word whale, one of its interpretations in the Arabic language is pollution, the unleashing or the opening of the gates of harm. So let's about to talk about people for whom all kinds of harm has been unleashed. Like you know how he opens up his risk on people. He's talking about people on whom he opens up the curse of Allah, He opens up the Wrath of Allah, the punishment of Allah and Juliana.
That's way, another meaning of the weight and the husband Valhalla quassia, caminada. grief, death, destruction, toil labor, resulting as a result resulting from torture.
It's still worse kind of term and then the Rasul of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrated by epicycle. Quadri Kala Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa zinfi Johanna wale is actually a valley in Hell yeah, we feel cafe are in a hurry.
coffee is thrown in it and he keeps falling for 40 seasons. He still hasn't hit the bottom for 40. That's how deep wale is. And then he says lo lucila he held Jeevan Lama and Harvey kubla and Tableau aka pero. He's he says, if a mountain was thrown into a way, that before it would reach the bottom, it would melt away.
That's that's way the ayah begins with Wayne.
Who is this horrible, horrible place in hell for some other narrations describe Wayne is a place in hell that hell itself is afraid of.
And he says little Athena, Dr. Wu Nikita, Baba dm. Wayne, is for those who continue to write the book with their own hands. This is not the same as they change the book that's already been mentioned. You Henry funa, whom embody Morocco, they edited even after they had understood it, that's different. Now they're not changing the book. They are what authoring the book. They're writing it themselves, you have to vote on kitabi id him. So Maya coloane. And after having written the document with their own hand, what do they say, has been in the law, this is actually directly from Allah.
And they say you could just say hi, I mean, a lot. This is from Allah. But they say has I mean in the law, as if to guarantee you this is exactly what Allah wants from you.
Now, you would think this was a problem of the Israelites back in the day, they authored some parts of the Torah, and they, and they did and they did, they did that. But of course, we don't make up surahs of Quran. We don't do that we can't possibly Muslims can't possibly today be guilty of this crime? Can we? Or is it the case that we make up stuff, and then hand it to someone and say, recite this 3000 times, and your hair will grow back
and do this, put this in your car, hang it in your car, and Allah azza wa jal will allow you to go you'll find your wallet.
Or you won't even need an oil change for your motorcycle or whatever.
We come up with stuff and then say that the vape somehow from the rain, from the unseen, Allah will help because of this formula. That not though not a lot, not as messenger ever again. They never gave, you can encourage people to make draw, you can encourage people to do Vicar. But when you create a connection between what you're saying and the unseen,
you cannot make you cannot draw that connection until it is from way until Allah Himself authorized that you're allowed to say this. Because when for example, somebody says, read Alif, laam, Meem 85 times and you won't get a car ticket.
And people have you know, this is a particular problem in a certain part of Asia we have on our fridges, Alif Lam, Meem Kraft, Heinz. Ah ha seen there's a grid.
And what does that do? I used to live in a play. I asked an RT one time I saw it many years ago and Sandy, what does that do? What do you have that day? Well, actually, if you recite this, then the food in the fridge doesn't go back.
Where did you? Where did that come from? Where does that come from? So it's in a book. It's an Islamic book. How Islamic is this book? Where's this book?
And then I saw another dog. This was even crazier. This was this one blew my mind. I saw this.
And I started reading it. And it's part Hadeeth part and iron part another part a heavy part another is all mixed together.
What is that? Oh, this is special. Da This is a DA when you really need to still fix your problems. I think Where is it from? This is mentioned Buhari Muslim is it Sano sama Quran so is it some other source that I don't know about? Oh, no, this is the hubback I'll show it to you. And she actually brought and showed it to me.
And this guy, I won't tell you the title because it's too epic. And because the the Arabic actually says tuna Gina, which means you rescue us, but you read it Angelina,
which I don't even know what that is. But anyway.
So, so the shot of the dog. There's actually explanation where this dog came from. How's it going? I will find out where the Tsar came from. Where does the dog come from? Well, there was a very sacred man. He was traveling by sea. He wanted to go to Hajj so he was traveling by sea.
And on the way it was 300 people on the boat and on the way there was a storm and as
The boat was rocking the shape, saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam come to him and say gather all the people and recite this.
And so he gathered all the people as the boat is rocking,
and they start reciting it. And they were only and he will they were told to recite it 300 times, but they only recited it four or five times, not only was the storm over, but the three month journey had already been crossed.
And they were already at the shores where they were supposed to be. And then bottom to bottom, it explains, this is why this is so important. If you do it, it'll solve all your problems. hair growth, fat loss, you know, like eyesight problems, you name it, this this plumbing, you name it, it will take care of your business. This is a daughter have, so it's a must have on your fridge. Now, the only slight problem with this story is that you cannot claim to see about civil law so I salon when you're awake.
That's like an inch my issue in this Omar, he can come to you and your and your dream. And
that's it. And if you say that, he said this, then you're claiming that what you're seeing is wacky.
And when you say that, then that itself is an act of govern.
Like because the doors to where he other than dreams closed with Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So there's a slight problem with this boat explanation that has now become the foundation of people make this stuff up. And people take it like religion like it's from God. Now listen to this for Waylon Levine, Dr. wounaan kitabi, ad him, familia kulula hazama. Angela,
what horrible destruction lies for those who continue to write the book with their own hands. And then have the audacity to say this is especially from Allah.
This is especially from Allah, making that connection, do this and Allah will do that. The only one who can tell you that is who the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi salam, make this door, Allah will forgive your sense, don't say the Salawat the angel will do this, when you say that there's a cause and effect this if this, then this, if this, then this, the F part is in the scene world that then part is in the unseen world, these sins will be forgiven, these good deeds will be written for you make this law and you know or recite the Quran on the day of Friday, recite cough, and the job will not touch you or you won't touch you and protection will come to you all of those forgotten
that we know about that the prophets Allah will give us and he would remind us what their value is. He does not know that himself. He's taught this because this knowledge of the unseen only belongs with a law. So nobody can come afterwards and say, if you do this, and this because that I just authored, that it's going to create this and this effect from the world of the unseen.
You saying that is claiming to have knowledge that you don't have? Well Makana law has Allahu li li Akuma de la Allah will never be one to inform you of the unseen.
Allah will not be one to tell you news of the unseen that's he declared that already. But you know what happens when when a huge population of Muslims is ignorant of the religion, ignorant of the book of Allah ignorant of the sanctity of revelation? Then you have people that in the name of religion, turn this stuff into a business then people come to these holy people and say I can't I keep having daughters. I need a son.
What what Vicar? Can you give me any sense Hold on.
And then he'll like you know, put write something like he'll write like his favorite cartoon show his name or something, he won't even tell you what he's writing goes up, throw it in a glass of water. Drink this.
And I'll take it out, wrap it around your arm if you take it off, then you won't have a son and if you do have cancer, so just
and this woman won't take it off. This woman won't take it off. Because now this to her is like why this crit and these people make a lot of money. Oh man, they make a lot of money. This becomes a businessman. This is crazy. This stuff is crazy. These people will solve my problems because they have access to the rain. This is so Miko Luna has been underlined. Let me tell you why they do this. Because you know the kinds of people that are drawn to this kind of cult mentality. Those are the kinds of people who can think from this for themselves. They're easy to take a ride of easy to take advantage of, to pull money out of and so the estado de feminine kalila
so they can sell this stuff they made up for a small game. It's just an industry. That's all it is, is an industry. You know, you have these sanctuaries, all over the US Pakistan, India, Bangladesh. These same people go there their graves, they don't even know whose grave it is. And they're going crazy at these graves making
are crying, they're, you know, sacrificing animals they're even doing such that they're and you have these like people that claim to be like God's people, their hairs all over the place and they're like, Oh la la la like that and you go and this guy doesn't care anything about the world and he's just lost in the love but his hand still sticks out for a few rupees. If you're so lost in the law
How did the business side of it that that you don't get you don't forget that part. You know,
it's an industry and this is this is what happens when an oma deteriorates and we're not the first ones to experience this. This happened before us with vanilla in the St. Louis salmon and kalila so we're now seeing this the phrase de Estado de or yesterday una de la he feminine kya twice now once it was the actually take revelation itself and misrepresent revelation for game. Now this isn't even about revelation. This is about stuff they just make out of thin air. They create a religion within the religion that has nothing to do with Islam. And they create this cult following so they can keep their industry going. People you know also la Salam had prevented
you know, someone African used to come and want to speak with the prophet SAW Selim privately and they used to to waste a lot of his time, but they did and they didn't want to talk to him. They just wanted to make it look like you know, the prophet pays his personal attention, and looked good for PR purposes, that they came and sat next to the Prophet size on them. So Allah prevented that tactic of theirs and said for kg d mu Bina Naja comm sadhaka.
If you're going to see the prophet Isaiah to Salaam, give some sadaqa then go sit with him.
Give some sadaqa and then go sit with him. What was the purpose of the ayah? The purpose of it was he knows that the mana Hakuna cheap.
So if it's gonna cost him a few bucks, no, actually it's not that important. I'm gonna go.
But this wasn't even done like the prophets lie. Selim is so sacred. And in order to come in this company, you better give a donation before you get access to it. No, no, no, no, no, this was done to prevent who would have been from Sr salasar. And even in the very next ayah you know, Allah azza wa jal says and if you can't afford it, it's okay. For chemo salatu wa to soccer establish prayer and give us aka, you know, so even in the Quran, rasulillah salam doesn't have an entrance fee, man.
He doesn't have you don't have to pay special access, and then you get to talk to him and he'll make the offer or whatever. But this became this became like an alternative to the medical industry. People go to them for prescription, you know, people called up to them for healing. And so the estado v salmon and kalila and then look at the last part for way too long macatawa ad him then horrible destruction way once again, that's the second time for these people because of what their hands wrote. Obviously, nobody writes with their feet. So why say their hands wrote? If Allah says Fabiola homi Makkah taboo what they wrote, everybody knows you write with your hands? Why does Allah
ad ketubot ad him the same reason he says, The coluna BLC nautico?
You know, you say with your tongues now who Luna be afar, he him they say what their mouths everybody says what their mouth? nobody speaks with their elbows. Why does he add mouth? Why does he say write with the hand why they wrote with their own hands. This is actually how you speak when you're extremely angry in virtually every language.
You're going to talk to me what that mouth
what just came out of your mouth.
You did this with your own hands. When you talk like that.
That's an unusual level of rage. That is not a normal thing to say, you know, this is the doing of your hands. You let your hands do this. me my Qatada ad him. And then he concludes it with another way? Well, we don't love him my xe boon. And then Wally which I've already described to you the ultimate destruction, the worst of all, because of what they've earned what they keep earning. In other words, the lies telling us twice in this ayah that all this whole thing is actually built around the idea of industry, manipulation of people. This is actually some people study this stuff. And they actually they run it like a business. And they don't you don't have to go to sanctuaries
and like temples and places like that, you know, in grave sites to see this business. People will come to your home and
start a helicopter. And they have a tactic. Let me tell you, some of you might even have fallen prey to it. They'll come they'll talk about a lion is messenger, salallahu alaihe salam, and they will remind you of how bad you are, how you're a sinner, and how you've just, you're just going to hell and how you forgotten about a line you're not grateful and they particularly like to make sure women are sitting women of the homeless sitting
In his halaqaat, and for three hours, people are sitting there crying. I'm so messed up.
Thank you, you open my heart.
And he won't ask for anything. I say next week, then a few weeks of this, and then they'll offer food. And it's a no, no, no, it's okay. It's okay. Chef me notice you never eat anything. It's okay. I don't want to talk to you about my problems.
You have problems here? No, no, it's okay. It's okay. Let's just talk about how bad you are.
No, Chef, this is from us. Please take it please, please, please. And slowly, he didn't even have to ask. You just start.
And he said, No, no, I'm not asking. I'm not asking. No, no, please don't. And is there just loading it up, filling it up. And there, this cult following this, this guy makes bank out of these people, man, I've seen it happen. I've seen these guys in action. And they particularly prey upon the you know, especially women that have like depression and low self esteem and that kind of thing. And then they prey on them. And what else do they do? Now people are coming to them telling them the most personal details of their family life.
What should I name my child? Should I get this job? You know, things about your husband or your wife that you should not be saying to anybody. And what the CFO told me is the ultimate level of corruption. These people they're the filth of Muslim society. These manipulators, you know, they take advantage of the vulnerabilities of people and the ignorance of people. That's what a lot highlights well for them for what they earn. counseling people trying to help people in their personal life is a thing of beauty. It's some it's a it's an act of sincerity, but when that's turned into an industry of manipulation, shame on these people. And so he says we'll call you and
these people then turn around. After doing all of these crimes lenta masala na Illa Yama Malouda at least you admitted there's a fire we're making progress. They said the fire won't touch us except for days that may be counted. Meaning easy to count days. Malouda is not used in Arabic for like if you see like a pile of rocks, it's not my Duda model. That means you can see with your eyes and tell how many
like you can count on your hand, or there are six cars in the lot. If the parking lot is full, there are not a lot more Duda. Just for four or five cars in the parking lot. This is my Duda because you can easily just see immediately and tell how many, okay? They say hell won't touch us. The fire won't touch us.
Except for just a handful of days. Nothing.
Now in this somehow squeezed out of all of the incriminating I mean, the list of crimes began a long time ago and after hearing all of this, they say Okay, you know what? Yes, yes, yeah. Okay, so yeah, we're messed up a little bit too lot. And yeah, we didn't accept your messenger, even though we know he's a messenger. Allah might be angry about that, but not that angry. You don't know how many favors he's done to us. He'll do another favor. Even if he gets angry. It'll be temporary. He'll cool off and then we'll be back in heaven again. Then Thomas telenovela Yamamoto, of course, as I say this, I should probably not draw attention to any behavior of Muslims that may have similar
attitudes at all. Because we don't ever think that we're going to be in hell just for a little bit because Allah loves us too much. And then we're just going to be in Gemini anyway.
Or do we?
Allah is highlighting this because this is a sickness, people lean on it and say, I mean, come on, fine, fine. I'll be upset. I might be thrown in the barbecue for just a bit.
But he'll take me out. will take me out I won't be there that long.
Guys, don't you don't know what you're saying? When you say that? You really don't know what you're saying. I'm going to come back to what what what else has to the Muslims about this issue? But first, let me tell you where this idea came from. The research of Ignacio Rahim Allah on this matter. He commented after studying the Torah, he said, Well, I mean, luminol, Masada Illa Yamato that they felt safe from any kind of accountability that Allah will hold them to account and punish them, except for a few days to add the Lu a Yama about the region that was in the number of days that they worship the calf, that's how many days that we're gonna get punished. So if we were out if
we messed up for like, 40 days, 30 days, 20 days, 15 days, five days, that's how long it's gonna be. I mean, we already did that crime and that's the one Allah was really mad about, but he's been okay since he gets mad, but not that mad. That was the big one. And then he has our Yemen and Cooley Alfie Salatin, Minal alum, Yom
all they say for every 1000 years of this life, one day
and then they say well in Nevada azabu October, Allah Jamie him listen to this Jewish theology that was developed. What was developed was the Jewish people are allowed to sing whatever they want.
sent away, do whatever you want.
Allah will collect the sins of all of Jewish society.
And then He will punish them one day, every 1000 years, all of them men, women, children, all of them, he'll just let his anger out on one day and then let them go another 1000 years.
So when a major catastrophe would happen with the Jewish people, like they would be exiled or invaded or massacred than that, so this is one of those 1000 years now we can go another 999.9 years off. Yes. Because we paid the price. So they have this their own concept of justice like bucket justice, right? You just you mess up for 1000 years and by the way, if you mess up for 1000 years, it doesn't it seem like a less punishing people that came much later for crimes that happened much before that even justice.
But the devise this twisted concept, and we're all completely okay with it. And that's actually what helps you understand later on and hold on. They say yeah, what do I have to home? No, you amaroo Alpha Santa. They each of them wishes they could live 1000 years, why? 1000 years because anything over 1000 years that one day is coming.
So right up to 1000 years and then before the punishment gets here, I can die. I'll be fine. Listen, wha hoo.
Be a new ama. He will not be getting away from the punishment even if he lived that long. And if he was given that extension, here Allah says they have this attitude, they won't end up in hell except for just a few days a lot asked the angry question well at the hospital and the law has done
Have you taken a promise with Allah? Have you gotten this guarantee from Allah that you just sent for them to Khalifa Lahore, Idaho, and as a result of that promise, Allah will not be going back on his promise.
Please show it to me. Which chapter of Torah
is it in Genesis is in an exodus? Where is it? Which of the five books what of your Torah tells you that you are saved from the fire of hell? You have been erased, erased all mention of hell. So for you to come out and say this is actually yet another you have to learn on kitabi ad him. So Maya coluna Hava Mandela, making it up on your own or then Allah calls them out directly and says I'm Taku Luna Allah Allah him Allah tala moon, are you attributing things to Allah that you have no knowledge of?
Are you saying things on behalf of God that you know, know nothing about? Is that the case with you? Because if not bring forward bring something forward. Now, when you challenge people like that, what do they bring forward? Clearly, they can't bring forward the last book, because there's nothing in the last book that justifies this. They can't bring forward the teachings of a prophet. You know, what they can bring forward? Are you challenging or share?
Because Who do you think you are?
And so they can hide behind their their bar, they are a bunny, you know, their KCC in their priests, their rabbis. And this if this cult disease enters into this oma and someone challenges and says, bring forward some evidence, people can say, Well, actually, my my faith is the evidence. He has a McCombe. He's reached a certain spiritual state, in his faith, that he doesn't have to prove he is evidence.
He doesn't need a book. He is a book, you know.
And this this silliness, this Pope ification of people is not something a lot ever allowed. subhana wa, tada, never, never really take people and consider them so sacred, and so close to Allah, that they can't they're even beyond criticism. You go there, and like the mafia, they put forward in handy.
Which profit, which profit did this, which the hubby did this. And those are much better people than anybody that came after them. This kind of sanctification of people to consider them in these mahkamah. This is all a new invention. And actually, I argue not that new. This is something that afflicted the people who came before us. It happened with the Jews, it happened with the Christians. I've seen it, go to the store there. Coptic Christians there in one time their priest came into the store.
And man, the guy is very devout, right? So he the guy gathered his groceries brought them to the counter, but the guy at the counter who's a, obviously an ardent follower worshiper, he grabs his hand and kisses like five minutes, I'm waiting to buy my stuff and he's still smoking. Like, he's not cuz
he's got to get all the blessings, you know?
And then when he's done, the guy
gets a discount.
We shouldn't be doing this. And I argue I'm a victim of it myself.
This is so widespread. It's so widespread. That people literally they see me as a
brother, can you just put your hand on my child's head?
What Why is there a new shampoo you try it?
With him that you want me to, like, What? Why do you want me?
Okay, just make some draw for him and on him.
What do you think I am?
I'm on YouTube dude.
When Facebook started, but we we have this mentality that's been brought down onto us that anybody who teaches anything about the must be some kind of have floating in the air. Same thing that and you know, I used to
tell you something about my youth A long time ago, I used to wear like, I used to have a much longer beard a thobe and sometimes determine
the whole nine yards. I completely stopped wearing it for a long time. You know why? Every time I give a football, what would happen afterwards?
people treat you like the Pokemon
shake your hand and
what are you doing?
Why are you doing that?
You know, because you look like someone from a different time. So you must be like, somehow sanctified and holy and we need to get the blessings.
This is silly. It's silly. We respect teachers. We respect scholars and the love and appreciation i get i really, it humbles me. It really does. But at the end of the day, woman national Columbian manda illallah wa Amina Sally Han Lacan in an eminent Muslim,
who could be better than someone who tries to call people to Allah tries to do good deeds. And at the end of the day, it has no doubt I am from within the Muslims. I am part of I'm not above the Muslims. I'm one of them. Meaning the things I'm trying to preach to you are not some problems that you have, and I don't have. If I'm talking about duck walk, that doesn't mean my taco problems have already been solved.
If I'm talking about a man, that doesn't mean I have a man already, you guys need help. That's not what that means. I'm reminding myself and reminding all of you, we are in the boat together. So this idea of, you know, overly sanctifying religious leadership, it created such a problem in Israel. And now today, we are in danger of that extreme right. So on the one hand, you have this one extreme of sanctifying people of religion, and on the other, you people get turned off from the and they won't don't even give, like normal human decency and respect to people of religion, because they think they're all corrupt, and they're all the same. We don't have any middle ground no civility left.
What is the reality of this idea? Are we as the fire really not going to touch us except for a few days? Allah says, by law? Not at all. No, no, no, on the contrary, man casaba say, whoever were to earn a single sin, what a hell but be he has the right to who and his mistake surrounded him, his mistakes surrounded him for Let us help you not even feel Caledon. Those are the companions of fire, those are the people of fire in which they will remain. Now in this ayah I will tell you, I used to hold a particular view based on my reading my view has completely changed. So I'll share with you what I used to hold. And I've talked about before, and now I'm disagreeing with myself. Because my
own journey in Quran is one of rediscovering my view originally was and it was taught this way to me also was that this is saying whoever earns a single sin
and then they get addicted to that sin. They cannot let go of that sin. They keep on doing the same thing over and over and over again. Then Allah says those are people have held in which they will remain.
Somebody has the sin of backbiting.
They don't let go of it. They just have this thing they can't help it they don't even realize they're doing it they do it over and over again. salons there's a guys there Hodges there everything is there, but they did not let go of this one sin, therefore a lie saying for like us horrible not because you're supposed to give up your sin. Right?
I now hold a different view about desire. Allahu Allah. I don't believe that previous view is correct. When I hold about this ayah and even though I'm sure Rahim Allah I'm grateful to him or him Allah for commenting on this even briefly, because it really opened my eyes on the subject. He says, pay attention to the words or how but the hottie
his mistake, surrounded him. It took a hold of him. When something surrounds you. It's not just something inside you. It's not just something you touch. It's everywhere you see it envelops you. In other words, this is talking about someone. Let me give you a practical example. So you understand what's being said here. Somebody is addicted to
I don't know stealing.
And they don't they can't let go the habit. They feel bad about it. They make Toba they try to help themselves. They're going to therapy for it. They're going to rehab for it. They're working on it. It's a work in progress.
Somebody has a drinking problem. Drinking is not easy to give up. So they're in, you know, some kind of support group. They're in Alcoholics Anonymous, they're talking to a counselor, they're dealing with any mom, there's been a few months, they've been able to kick the bottle. Every once in a while they fall back, but then they realize they're doing something wrong. They try to get away from it. Again, there are people in this struggle, there are actual people in the world, Muslims that are going through the struggle now, right, something depressing happened in their life, and they just, they got into it, and they know they can get out of it.
But the fact that the sin surrounded them means that not only are they making this mistake,
over time, nobody likes to feel bad. Like long term guilt is not something people like to live with.
I don't want to feel ashamed of drinking anymore.
So I'm gonna say, What's so bad about it anyway.
Yeah, I drink, but it's not the end of the world. Yeah, I know. It's bad, but it's not that bad. And then they take a next step. Well, it's not even that bad. There's so many health benefits.
And then they take the next step.
Why do we have to follow this old law about drinking that had to do with some other time, this doesn't have to do with our time.
There's nothing wrong with drinking. Nowadays. I'm in complete control. When I drink, I don't have a problem, not an addict.
Then they take a next step, who needs law, Islamic law, and eventually I anyway,
all religions are made up anyway.
One step to the next to the next to the next. All because of what one sin.
Drinking is one sin. In order to be you can't let go of this, you're willing to let go of the religion for it.
slowly, but surely, you're just letting go of the entire religion because you don't want to let go of the sin. You know.
And so this and this for a lot of people, the reason they start doubting Islam is actually because of their addiction to sin.
Some boy will call me and say I don't believe in Islam anymore. And I also what's her name?
I never told you about. Yeah, you didn't tell me what's your name? I can't tell you. Okay, so there's
my parents said I can't marry her. I've been dating her for a few years. They keep telling me it's Haram. I'm tired of hearing that it's haram who needs haram Anyway, you know, it's because of this haram business that I don't have a good relationship with my parents. And Harun came from Islam, Islam as the reason my parents are messed up towards me, and I can't be with my girlfriend.
So who needs a song
Balaam and cassava, say at an aha thought to be healthy. It surrounded him entirely. They were willing to change their view of God, their view of religion, their view of Revelation, because they can't let go of the sin. That's what this is talking about. For like us having our home for the holidays. Those are the people of fire in which they will remain. And why do we Why am I more convinced of this position, because there is a via and there's a mercadona this call, it's actually called in a case in Arabic reflection contrast. The very next is a contrast. If you read the eye on its own, it seems like a very plain simple Ayah nothing to it. When Lavina Amina Amina Sally heart
like cassava genovia Caledon very simple. Those who believed those who did the did the few good deeds asked of them. Those are the people of heaven. Those are the people of john now the garden in which they will remain seems like a straightforward enough fire. But if you contrast it, there were two things mentioned. They believe and they do good deeds.
The contrast of that is they disbelieve and do evil deeds, isn't it? If you say believe, and good beliefs and good deeds, the opposite would be what disbelieve and evil deeds. But the previous hire doesn't say, but a man Guevara. Well, I mean, let's say
for like us happiness, that's not one of us had a lot to talk about one thing that took ahold of him, what are we learning from it? We're learning about that one sin that ruin his eemaan
the contrast is not with, you know, with, you know, one mistake to one good deed. The contrast is this mistake that surrounded him, ruin his faith altogether, and then ruined as a result, his chances of doing any other good deeds. It burnt away all have his good deeds. It took a hold of him and wrapped him up, like drugs like alcohol like Xena. These are the kinds of things that can take over a person's life like drugs, they can just take over a person's life and everything will be gone, everything will get burnt away. And so this by contrast, you understand the art of Quran. Look at how if you study the eye on its own, and if you study it in its context, what a difference it
makes. On its own it just says they believe they do good deeds they got agenda which has a meaning. But by putting it in its context, you understand what the previous ayah meant. Now in these last 10 or so minutes, I want to share with you one of the most beautiful art summarizing the entire show Dr. When you slide
the entire law given to the Israelites somewhere
In just one hour. Look at what Allah says, what is the cause now mitaka Bani Israel, when we had taken the binding contract, the thing that tied them tied the children of Israel, when we had taken that agreement that ties them to Allah, la buena Illa. Allah, you will not be worshipping anyone other than Allah.
This is not in the form of nahi Arabic grammar students here. No, Allah did not say that, that Moodle Illa Allah don't worship anyone other than Allah literally said, you will not be worshiping anyone other than Allah. What's the difference? Your son wants to go to a party. There's two ways of saying two ways of saying, don't go. Or you are not going.
When you say don't go, that's also stopping him. But when you say you are not going period.
He didn't prohibit you made a statement of fact,
he could turn around and say Actually, I am.
But he understands if he's not stupid, that when you said you are not going, what does that mean? There's no possibility for you to step out of this house and keep your legs
that's not happening.
You know, you could say, Don't smoke, or you could say there is no smoking here.
Which one is harsher?
There is no smoking. You understand. So if Allah said, don't worship anyone other than a law that's prohibiting, but when he says there, you will not be worshiping, except Allah.
and that said to a kind of people who are criminals of you know, of the past that have worshipped other than a lie in the past. And so after he says that to them,
he has to turn them into human beings again, remember that as hopefully, they went wild. And their civility will come back one day restore their relationship with a lot and to what Bill Wally Dini, a sudden, and with both parents, you better have excellence.
And it's amazing that a lot of people here did not say, well, actually no, Bill Wiley Dini, son, and out of Sedona bill Valley, Dini, son, you will be doing good with parents. He didn't say that. He said with both parents. Excellence, one word.
Think about when someone gives you instructions in a sentence. And when someone gives you instruction with one word,
kindly stop writing or stop.
Which is stronger, stop.
Please go outside, go.
Go is much stronger.
When it comes to both, he says with both parents.
And this is why that's why I'm saying it out loud. Why is if Allah is saying, I don't want to hear it. Nothing short of your best when it comes to both parents,
and Asana and also means to give them their rights. I'll only say one thing about the extremes on both ends. I talked about it last night, but I'll summarize it now. two extremes that exist on the subject. People tend to be abusive. People tend to take the religion not to serve a law but to serve themselves. And so this can also be done by parents. Parents can say ah, Quran says we're bill Wiley, Dania sonnen. Now do as I tell you take all of your savings, put it in my account. Don't give it to your wife. Don't give it to your children. No, no, you don't need the car. Give me the car. Don't give it to your family. Listen to your parents. I know you're 35 years old but you still can't
get married. You haven't made enough money for me yet. What below Bali, Dania Sana
parents can be greedy and selfish, it's possible and abuse their children in the name of Allah's book. It's possible.
On the flip side of it, of course what you've heard your entire life, children who don't care to do good by their parents, despite how seriously Allah put their rights, but Allah did not give them absolute rights. Allah did not allow any human being to justify abusing another human being.
He did not
you know you had in the case of is a famous story of a
man who came to the Prophet so I said I'm complaining about his son, who doesn't give him Who doesn't take care of him or complaining that his son is not a good son to him.
And when the son came, Association looks at him and says anta, Mama, Luca, Leah Vika
you and your money belongs to your dad.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, what did you just say? Now some fathers in the audience are going to make sure they find this video and take this one clip that says you and your money belong to your dad. You listen to that son.
You know, this is my favorite Islamic lecture of all time.
What's the full story
Shalom describes a father who take care of takes care of his son, the son doesn't even return his alarms, doesn't even open the door before him has completely abandoned him, speaks ill of him. And actually, the father didn't want to say it. The father came to the Prophet Solomon said, I have a good son, he takes care of me, and Associates him saw right through and then said, Tell me what's really going on.
And then he started telling him some of these things, then he called that abusive, ridiculous son, and said, You, you need to pay back. You and your money belong to your dad.
That wasn't a universal for all sons. That was for that idiot son that was not taking care of his father, who had done wrong by his father, who had taken his father's well.
What about the rest of us, we have to take care of our parents when they're in financial need. Absolutely. When they're in need of health when they need in need of company when they're in need of our love. When they reach old age, we're not supposed to abandon them, and leave them alone, not get annoyed with them, take care of them, etc. All of that is true. All of that is true, but not according to what they set. According to what Allah and His Messenger set
your relationship with people. Your rights and responsibilities are not determined by you or them. They are determined by a lioness messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
You know what happens between people, is, no matter how much you do for your wife, she'll still say you don't do anything for me.
No matter how much you do it for your father or your mother, what are they gonna say? I wish you were a good son.
It's very, it's almost impossible, if not impossible to make people happy is another case in life.
So then how are you ever going to have a son to your parents? You have to have access to your parents, not by their standard, but but by a law standard and your own conscience? Did I do the very best that I could?
And did I do for them without wronging anybody else if you're doing a song to your parents, and starving your children, or depriving them of their rights, or your spouse of their of her rights, or of his rights, and you're in women's cases, women want to do right by their parents, and they're just ignoring their husband, then you're not doing your son to your parents. Because Allah didn't say, well, Bill Wiley Dini axon, full stop was in Korba.
And closes relations exam for them to Yes, parents take priority, but other relationships, too. You cannot it's not Oh, they'll corba or somebody will corba. When you're done with parents, and they're totally happy, then think about your wife, then think about you. No, no, no, no, no.
You have to think about them at the same time. There's a why here. It's not at the same level, though. So why isn't it at the same level, there are lots of explanations, listen to one of them.
Every other relationship you have, every other relationship you have is one in which you are responsible over others.
The closer relationships you have other than parents, what are those relationships, the spouse, the children, fundamentally, the spouse and the children, right, or siblings Even you are in some way going to do good towards them.
You owe you are responsible for them. And in some way or the other, they may be dependent on you. But your parents, that's the only relationship, we're absolutely 100%, you were entirely dependent on them.
And you're the rest of your life, you're paying them back for what they did for you. Right, it's actually returning the son that they had done to you.
And so that you can never pay back. So you'll have to give it back with their son, you'll have to do the very best you can. With everything else. There's also height, but not at the level of those who've done you a favor. And nobody's done you a bigger favor than your parents who brought you into this world. Who a lot who's suffering Allah made and who's the father whose financial and labor sacrifices allowed you to grow up? The mother who physically toiled and bled to bring you into this world. There's no way you can pay them back. You're gonna you're gonna owe them your entire life. And even that's not enough. But that does not give you permission and does not leave you the room to
do wrong by everybody else. And it does not turn your parents into dictators.
It doesn't. Allah does not allow them in this thing.
So now was in corba, and close relatives also, now that you've taken care of the close family, now you look in your community while you're Tama, the Israelites were told, take care of the orphans. How are you supposed to know who's an orphan?
I'm only going to talk about this. I won't finish the ayah today, just I'll leave it at the orphan. How are you supposed to know back in the day who's an orphan there is no ad for relief organization that showing you pictures of orphans.
You people were living in a local community. They're going and they're praying in the masjid.
Unless you talk to people when you pray. You get to know them. They get to know you. You get to know their families. You get to know their children. You invite them to your home you go to their home.
Until that happens. You don't know who the theme is. If you just come to the masjid say Salaam to somebody and go back
issues on NGO. There is no relationships being created. There's no invitations happening. People aren't personally getting to know each other in a community. When that happens, will you ever know who the team is? No. And you know when you don't know who the needy are in your community, you know what Allah calls you. Allah calls you jarhead Yes, the Buddha Hello on Yamuna top of the giant thinks they don't need
there's a team coming there's a marine coming there's a miskeen coming to our machine he's praying here. He's looking for a job for a year he's not gonna put a sticker here looking for a job he's not gonna wear a baseball hat that says your team on top
you're only going to know if you get to know people personally This is why those who have lost weight sometimes I'm sure salon will alter a motor arm is a logical connection spreads alarm and feed food. Why? Because when you say Salaam you get introduced to somebody once you get introduced, you should want to invite them over get to know them better than you know who's weird. Who got family
They'll be here it's it's a tragedy in our own mind. today. You hear about the death in a family.
This brother passed away MC da but if they passed away, there must be a team. Right? Who is that your team? And we're supposed to have a son towards a team take care of them. How are you doing? How's it feeling? You must be really lonely.
You know you're holding up okay.
You know, you haven't eaten in a couple of days who's gonna check on him?
I mean, we prayed 1000 people page and so for this brother who nobody knows. His son was standing there crying, his daughter was standing there crying, then they went back home and they disappeared from our life. They don't exist for us anymore. Allah says just like your parents deserve your son. Just like the close relations deserve your son. The team deserves your son, but you cannot give the team ehsaan until you create an actual community
until the machine becomes a place like it used to be in the time of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, this is what will yet Allah then by extensional masakan Allah puts the most needy first inshallah Allah will continue this conversation tomorrow. barakallahu li walakum Philco Anand Hakeem, when I finally went iacobelli chemo Santa Monica.
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