Ramadan 2016 – Surat al-Baqarah – Day 6
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into Ayats 12 and forward from Surah Al Baqarah.
In Ayat number 12, the main address is to the hypocrites. When they are told not to cause mischief on the earth they say, “We are peacemakers”. Allah SWT confirms in this Ayah, that hypocrites (Munafiqeen) think that they are reformers but they have lost the ability to perceive. By their blind arrogance, they suppress the good and encourage evil. Since they are so obviously ignorant, the hypocrites are unaware of their degree of deviation and ignorance, and such a situation is more dangerous and far from the truth than one who is aware.
Hypocrites misdirect, mislead and deceive the believers. The hypocrites also want to have a share of the benefits and gains that the believers might possibly acquire. They degrade the believers by rejecting Iman and for his desires and wishes, he accepts the religion (Deen) and only performs those tasks which are easy to perform.
Allah SWT says that they are Daaleen (went astray) who have no Hidayah in the matters of Ilm and Amal and they are putting their useless efforts which just amplifies their ignorance.
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propitiously suddenly were silly Emily Nakata, Melissa Nia kalief and hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah alihi wa sahbihi ajwain semana bad once again everyone's salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Our intention today inshallah hautala is to continue on from Ayah number 12. We finished up to iron number 12, where the hypocrites were addressed for the first time and it could also be the possibility that the leaders of the Jewish community and some of the followers that were too faced were being addressed for the first time and they were told don't cause corruption in the land, lead to see do fill up. Two points that I wanted to make before we went on
onwards is the use of the word Allah in the Quran. Allah in the home home so far, Allah in the home will Musudan the word Allah in the Arabic They say it's helpful yesterday who beheld calamity can be it's actually a device, preposition, if you will, that is used to just get your attention. Now, for a believer everything Allah says gets our attention. It's not like anything Allah says doesn't get our attention. But there are certain occasions in which as a teacher because Allah azza wa jal is the teacher in the Quran, Allah Al Quran for Wilmore limited Quran, he decides that there are some places where you have to you are in danger of not realizing the seriousness of an issue, you really
have to go out of your way and pay attention to this part. So he says, Allah in the home woman will see Do you had better No, only a level interview? in the home we'll see down there. In fact, the ones that cause all the corruption. So Allah is highlighting that these people because then when I feel alone, and this element of the community, they were all mixed together with the Muslims, they're not clearly separate lines. But this kind of talk is poisonous. And you may not realize how poisonous it is. So Allah azza wa jal goes out of his way to make you and me cautious, that don't get near this kind of conversation. Don't get into the conversation in which, you know, mixing the
lines between truth and falsehood is done in the name of compromise, mediation, let's just make peace between parties etc, etc. that there is room for mediation, there is room for peace, but there are certain things in which there is no room at all. And when it comes to the truth, it is the truth when it comes to our Deen and I bother to alights the dean, there's no there's no room for negotiation or you know anything else. So in that matter, Allah azzawajal is very, very stern, saying Allah in the home woman will soon This is not a normal form of speech. The other thing is, I didn't highlight yesterday that first of all Allah uses in, which is helpful. Toki it's called a
device used for emphasis really is Allah to shock they say how friendly is Allah to shock in the mean, certainly. And the point of it is to say there should be no doubt left in your mind about what I'm about to say, because I began with the words certainly, then use the pronoun which is hard to translate in English, the pronoun de is actually used twice in a home, home almost, the home is used twice. And the suggestion of that is these people, they like nobody else. They're the ones that are causing corruption. Like they're the ultimate source of corruption, and so the pronoun is actually mentioned twice against them. The third problem here is that this is what's called in basic Arabic.
It's called the journalist Mia, and the Hubbard. The predicate, you know, there's the subject of the sentence and the predicate. Let's not even get into English grammar. There's the first part of the sentence and there's the last part of the sentence. Okay, the last part of the sentence, typically in Arabic does not come with an L. You don't put an L on you take it off. That's this kind of a standard. But Allah azza wa jal goes out of his way to drop an L on almost even in the home home, I'll move soon. And the suggestion there is, yet again, if as if Allah was not enough, as if there was not enough as if you know, home twice was not enough. Now there is an L on top of that they are
ultimately the source of corruption. Like, if you were to try to put this as a text message or something, it would have five or six exclamation marks at the end, and they're just embedded into the grammar of the language. Right. That's actually one of the reasons of the many reasons why Allah azza wa jal chose the Arabic language for his speech.
Through few words, not only words are communicated emotions are communicated you know in English for example, if I'm speaking with you and I say, Hey, nice to see you
and I wrote that to you as a text message Nice to see you or nice to have seen you today. You don't know the emotions with which I wrote that to you. I could have been sarcastic. Nice to see you today.
It could have been that way. Or it could have been nice to see you today casually ergonomic socialized, nice to see you man today. Like, the emotions are something else the text is something else the text is actually cut off from the emotions. And a lot of times when you send somebody a message, or you email someone or you write to someone, then the emotions can actually be confused. What did you mean by that? Like somebody says, Okay, what are they saying? Okay, are they saying, okay, are they saying okay?
What which Okay, is it? You know, are we okay?
You know, so what Quran does the language of the especially ancient Arabic is such, not only are the meanings and the words captured, but actually through the rhetorical devices that are within the Arabic language, the emotions that are intended, the anger that's intended, the intensity as intended, the exclamation marks necessary are all captured within It's amazing. It's really truly amazing. And that's why it's very important for for fathers of the Quran, young and old children that have memorized Koran, young men and women that have memorized the Quran, it's extremely important for them to be students of the Arabic language. Nowadays, in the oma, we have a culture,
lots of people are memorizing Quran, well, hamdulillah we were good at it, we're good our kids can within two years, within a year and a half, within three years, they can finish memorizing the entire Quran. But the problem is they know the words of the Quran, the notice of the Quran, but they don't understand the emotions of the Quran. Right? You can't be talking about fire and chains and, you know, boiling and speak about it as though you know, you're talking about flowers. The tone is different, it's not happy. Right? So it actually affects even the way in which the reciter recites what they recite. And so it's important that we, you know, emphasize especially, it's not their
fault, or children that they don't know the language. But as the parents who have taken the time to help their children memorize the Quran, well, then you should take the time to take to make sure your children also understand the language of the Quran, because that's actually why you truly made them, memorize it. So they can internalize this word and benefit from it, especially in their prayers. Now, in any case, that's the that's the second The first thing I wanted to highlight was about Allah and the devices that are used in this ayah. The second is the difference between fasted and mousset. Before I go on, fasting in Arabic means a corrupt person, a corrupt person. And emotion
is actually the daddy of it, which means someone who isn't just corrupt themselves, they make sure other people become corrupt. Jani, you said the Buddha and facade fella when they cause corruption and other people. Here you are people talking about we should make reconciliation. But this kind of mindset when they sit with others and say, I don't know why the Muslims are so hard to understand, why can't they compromise a little bit, and they're softening the sense of other Muslims as well and weakening their thinking about Islam and dwindling their confidence in Islam, they're spreading a poison, they're spreading corruption. So within within the oma when the Muslim doesn't carry Islam
properly, and on top of that, they have First of all, they have a weak internalizing of Islam, and then they spread that weakness among family and friends, then they're not just corrupt their causes of corruption. You know, Allah in the home who moves you know, and they don't even realize, well, I can lie, Sharon, they have no realization of what they're doing. Now on the next in the next case, very interesting language either kilala home amino cannot ominous when it's said to these people. Believe like the people have believed that's the rough translation of the first part of this ayah believe as though the people have believed now what is this talking about? what's being said here?
First of all, inside the word healer, it is said
when you say it is said that's called a passive form.
When you use the passive, you're purposely going away from who spoke.
Like if I say it was said that the prayer will be delayed. The question is Who said it? I know it was said but from who the speaker is made a mystery. And there's always a reason to make the door in this case, the speaker a mystery. And the reason for that is to suggest that this gathering is private. In other words, these hypocrites have demonstrated their behavior and they're trying to go out of their way to impress the profits placed on them. And these are not they're not they don't have a sticker on their forehead that says hypocrite. They're just among the Muslims and some of the other Muslims who are not want to hold their concern when you get your this is not good, what you're
doing. I need to talk to you can I talk to you in private and they pull them aside and they try to kind of advise them in a private setting. And that's captured in either keylolo home when it is set to them, meaning in a private setting. It is set to them. I mean
No, you should believe the thing is, then they come and say amen Nabila, he will bill your will. And we believe. And now their friend is coming and telling them, you really should believe, you know, like their friends sees right through it.
But then again, we I explained to you, I spent quite a bit of time explaining to you, you can't judge a man because a man lies were inside the heart. So why are their friends or anybody else, any concern Muslims coming to them and saying, you should really have a man, now a man inside the heart is one thing. But when you have your mind inside your heart, then it manifests in certain ways. There's a certain character, there's a certain attitude, there's a certain personality that comes as a result of a man. And part of that personality is there's no desire to prove yourself to anyone other than Allah. You don't have to show off to anybody. You don't have to prove you, you know,
display yourself to anybody, demonstrate your faith to anybody. And so that people are coming to them and saying, look, Abu Bakr is also a believer, or mother is also a believer. You know, sad is also a believer. these are these are all believers, too. They're not doing what you are doing. How come you can't have a man like they have human? How come your Avon your faith doesn't inspire you to behave in the way that they're inspired to behave? That's what they're being told. You know, we don't I don't understand why you can't just get along with everybody else be like everybody else. The other fascinating thing here is come on ominous the word nurses use not come at me noon. Come on
Armando Mahajan, comma, I'm an SRB. Who will you should believe like the best of them. Or you should believe like the foremost, I even mentioned the foremost McKesson de forma de la hora, who I mentioned the foremost, but that's not what the IRS says. The IRS says they were, they were they were approached and they were told you should believe like people do. In other words, there are people just like you, we're just like you, other people. They're not some high caliber, you know, Sahaba that were with the Prophet selection from the very beginning. But even we don't do what you guys are doing, man. It's not that hard, what we're at what's being asked of you to do even people
regular people can accomplish and they have other set analysis used for affiliation purposes. So since some members of the Jewish community are being talked to, you know, it's like they're making reference to people like Abdullah bin Salaam, you know, who become believers and their, their shaman with industrial included within the phrase NASS. So they're being told, look, there are other people who've actually, you have enough good examples around you, why aren't you acting like this. And this is one of the trade, you know, signature qualities of the monarch, the monarch actually can be in the best company, and still not benefit. And there's one thing that a person is in bad company,
right, and they're surrounded by people who don't pray. They're surrounded by people who don't believe they're surrounded by people who use filthy language. And over time that starts affecting them. They start using dirty language, they start they start praying, they it starts affecting them. But then there's a person fortunate enough that their company is all good people. And when your company is good people, do you have less of an excuse to mess up, isn't it? And that's why their friends have come to them and said, Look, you're surrounded by great people. What's happened to you? Why isn't Jerry man healthy? I mean, come on, ominous. And these people have because they're so far
gone, that their response is kalu. I don't mean Oh, come on so far. Oh, we should believe. Like the way the fools the idiots have believed.
That's their response. What do they mean by this response? It's important to understand a fool is someone who doesn't consider the consequences. US was suffered, suffer, not soon worried for too long, will help. The origin of the word foolishness suffer our stupidity is actually not had, you know, some diminished level of intellect and not being able to make mature decisions. And Kapha. We actually, I'll get to that later on.
But you know, the idea of a fool in their mind, you have to understand why would they call the Sahaba or other Muslims of Medina fools. Because if you're smart, you're going to protect your future. If you're smart, you're going to save yourself. You're not going to go into a war, you're going to protect your savings. You're going to think about what's going to happen next year, you're going to plan for your future investments, your retirement. Nowadays, it could be you're going to save for college, you gotta save and you got to buy a house, you got to do this. You have financial plans, family plans, you have all these plans in front of you. You know, these people were not that
different from us. They also had plans like we do. We have plans for our families, their plans for their families, but then they see the Sahaba What did aboubaker come with? What property did he come with to invest in Medina? over dinner of mine, come Wait, what did these people came bankrupt to Medina, they left everything they owned, were back in Makkah, the only treasure they brought with them is eemaan. That's it. And they're like, Man, these guys were doing well. Back in Makkah they were they had good businesses. They had property. They had homes. You know they had they were
They were doing well in society, and they chose to become homeless. And they chose to become immigrants living on welfare. This is what they chose. And you're saying that all of this great decision that they made was inspired by their Eman their faith. doesn't sound very smart to me. Sounds pretty stupid to me. So when they're told you should be making sacrifices inspired by those that have already make sacrifice sacrifices, they're like, No, thanks. That didn't seem like a very smart decision to me. That's pretty extreme what they did I think, I think you should have a balanced approach. You know, I don't think that's a very good approach that they took. And that's
why they call them super hot. And newcomer Amina sofa. And these are the same people that are ready and willing to walk into battle. Why should I go after them? They've already lost their home, their property, their status in society, they've lost everything anyway, what do they have to lose by going into battle? We have something to lose, you know, I don't want to go into battle. I don't want to go face stalkerish. And what's my beef with them? I have no issues with them. And so they say, I don't mean to come out on a sofa. And what is the universal manifesting? What are the universal lesson that comes from this? The Universal lesson that comes from this again, I told you, they're
believers of that time, had much more sacrifices than we do. They're hypocrites were much worse than we are. But in a lesser, much lesser sense. But still, in a true sense, these ads still apply to us. But how do they apply to us? You know, today, you have, you know, we're living in different you know, people are watching all over the world, you accept Islam. And when you accept Islam, you have to make certain changes in your life.
Whether you accept Islam, meaning you took Shahada, you used to be Christian, Jewish, Hindu, agnostic, atheist, whatever you Buddhists, whatever you used to be, you became Muslim, there are going to be some changes in your life, or you were Muslim, but you were asleep, and then Allah woke you up. And then the Islam inside you woke up, there are going to be certain changes in your life, those changes are going to be very visible to your family and friends, you're going to sit in different company, now, you're not going to enjoy the same old parties that you used to, because you see certain things are not permissible in those parties, you're going to notice that the way you
used to make money is not very good. So you're gonna lose some business, you might even have to quit your job as a result. There were some associations, friends, you know, affiliations you used to enjoy, they were a regular part of your life, and you've cut yourself out of those associations, because those things lead to bad, bad to worse, to worse to worse. So you're gonna become more and more and more isolated when you turn when you take your religion seriously, at first, because there are certain things your religion doesn't allow you to do. And the people around you have no problem with it. So they'll notice that you've become weird. You've become isolated, you become cut off, and
they're gonna call you a fool. And when you try to give them that power, or you try to say, hey, you should listen to this. Hey, why don't you come to the machine with me? They're gonna say no, you want me to be like you? Is that? Is that what you want? You want me to be a big turn into a weirdo extremist like yourself? No, thanks. You're going to hear these words from your cousin's, your siblings, your family members, your friends. Those are the people that are going to think you're strange. You're an idiot for doing what you're doing. You're way too extreme and just relax. Take a balanced approach like me, Go gold, gold, you know.
So this, this problem still exists. It still exists. And we know come on Amanda sofa. A lot turns around and says Allah in the home homeless sofa.
You had better realize, you see Allah again.
Any interview, pay attention, you better realize you better not forget those people. They and only they are like no other are the ultimate idiots. They are the ultimate fools. In what sense? Are those people fools? I told you what they thought I was foolish. They thought I was foolish that you're missing out on life. You're making all these sacrifices for what? gender is easy, man. You don't have to make all these sacrifices. Be a little bit good and Ramadan, catch the 27th or something and you'll be fine. You know? But then on the other side when Allah calls them fools, he has a different definition of fool, doesn't he? So we have to think about how does ally mean fool?
And so uncover we Rahim Allah pondering over what does Allah mean by a fool? Because we know what they meant by a fool. We need to understand what Allah means by a fool. He comments his comments on like this and I won't translate first, because it's so poetically written. I'll read the whole thing. First thing I'll come back and translate VA hero gently, it will actually have a full look B but he or the old family must have a full cadre sorry have them be happy Iran FC Nakamura shaytani r 00 Tony de la semaine de la Vallee, B McCann lahmacun. We're also for yakun so Pamela
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Whatever it feels like doing he does it will occur never refuses to think, think about what you're gonna have. Forget it, man. I don't want to think about it. You think for me, coffee for look no very light in their ability to ponder and reflect, you know, when you drown your ears out with music and it's constantly pounding in your head, or you're just your eyes are exhausted with episode after episode after Episode What What time do you have left to think even when the when the screen is off, you're thinking about the next episode. You're not thinking about why you exist, or what your purpose is for, like you don't, you know, and those mindless beats are still pounding in your head
as you're walking around.
That's all that's going on in your head. It's taken over coffee for love. They don't use this this incredible thing of love gave the human being this mind. They've numbed this mind it has its own kind of drugs and and like an addiction to entertainment is a drug by itself. That kills your ability to think it kills your ability to use your mind for what it should be used for. And it's not just for young people, we have elders in our community, addicted to soap operas, or Auntie's addicted to Pakistani dramas and you know, up yoga or jihadi Hogan Yogi, like
they're just drowned in this stuff by e4 e we can we can forming any opinion? I don't know I'm not sure living a whole life of I'm not sure I don't know. Not nothing's clear in life already will find me, you know, just completely like rejected in terms of understanding in other words, they don't they don't care to develop an understanding of anything muster have full control and now they're less and less and less capable. Sorry, are them very quick to do things though. Very quick to do since happy enough. Basically, no dignity, have no respect for self. No self respect, must do O'Shea time completely deceived by shaitan, a zero topia and they've become a prisoner to their own
disobedience to God. They are addicted to sinning against Allah prisoners to rebellion, the imminent scrn constantly sending constantly doing evil molars he will confront completely The only thing they're committed to is in gratitude. Just can't be grateful always entitled for more and more and more. Now you barely be my con own lab will not be ma Hua in Osaka yakun. They don't care about what has been, what they've done in the past, what they're going to be doing what they're doing now and what they're going to be doing no care consideration for consequences. What's a bigger fool than that?
in the home, who most of those carefree you know, completely oblivious people, they're the ultimate fools. I wanted to read something to you about Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about fools since the fools have come up according to Allah his point of view, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam mentions in
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people will suffer from an age from years and years and years that are going to be very deceptive meaning years are gonna overshadow humanity that are going to be very deceptive. You said the Kofi alkazi the liar is going to be believed in those days where you can double Fie her sodic and the one who tells the truth will be considered a liar when you turn on Wi Fi haha in and the one who cannot be trusted will be interested when you have one Wi Fi I mean, and the one who should be trusted will be considered untrustworthy, while young t Kofi haraway Baba. And this weird group called arroway Bella are going to be the ones doing all the talking. And the Sahaba got worried. What is this rabid
love? You've heard of her in? We've heard of Gaza? We've heard of Sadiq, what is this labor law? So they said, Well,
what is Who are these people that are going to be doing all the talking on a Sufi huya tequila movie, Emeril, Amma, he said the fool that talks about matters of the public.
The fool that takes the public microphone and discusses what should happen in society. I don't think we are living in a more appropriate time to read this hadith than today. When the fool speaks about what should go on in the public eye Sophie huya tequila movie amarilla you know, with no consequence of was or what is nothing just run your mouth. So Panama now this is this is narrated by Imam admin. Now in the home homos sofa when I can lay on the next part of this problem. Where is Allah Kala Xena Amano. And when they do come to meet those who believed? See, they were one thing was some people went to them in private. That was the previous scene. They went to them in private and said, Come
on, guys get your act together. And they say, No thanks. We're not going to be like those idiots. That was their response. But now the next scene is that people are going to them. They are coming to the Muslims. So now they're coming to the machines of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, or they're in the company of a large gathering of believers here. They cannot afford to show their true colors. You have to endure
Stand the contrast from the previous ayah to this ayah. In the previous era, they were in private so they can talk freely and say these are fools. But when they come out in public, and they're with the same people they used to call fools, they have to put on a different face. So they put on this face and say, What if Allah cola Xena Ave call Amanda when they meet those who already had the man who've already believed they say of course we believe too. We believe Yeah, we're with you guys. Just in the previous ayah Allah already told us what they really think what they were and now we're learning that they're gonna at face they're gonna be very impressive. You know, Allah azza wa jal describes
in certain munafo their their attitude and how impressive they can be what either at Home Depot card some way or coup de smartly called him. When even the prophesies I was told even when you see them you will be impressed with their physical presence. You know in that ayah the word add some bodies to RG buka example, instead of saying your G boonah your G punakha. They will impress you know, their physical bodies will impress you Why did Allah say that because their hearts are dead.
And when your heart is that the only thing left is what a body their physical body will impress you. Others commented that they will be very well fed because they don't do any sacrifice so they eat a lot.
So their physical bodies will be pretty well taken care of. And they'll have newer and newer clothes every time here you have Sahaba that are giving everything up to prepare the Muslims and here they are every time decked out in a Corolla comida Xena de la coruna so to guide some of them and they speak very eloquently. They're very good at speaking. So when they speak you listen to what they have to say. That's my only calling him guy now who shabu Sonata they're like leaning planks of wood leaning planks of what Allah describes what why what what kind of image is leading pushable Masada first of all worship is used it's so amazing the language of the Quran. Let's talk first about Musa
masala means things that are lined up together.
Now you know you have in the backyard nowadays, you have the fence, you got those planks that are standing planks of wood. And the back of it is one one plank that's holding them all in line. Yeah. But imagine a fence where nobody's holding anything back. They're just leaning from a distance it looks like it's a pretty good fence. But just a little bit of wind and what's gonna happen dominoes. It's gonna one is going to fall and as a result, all the others are going to fall This is actually pushable Masada.
And the other interesting thing is the word pushover is not just used for planks of wood, whose job is used for hopper linen. It's actually used for wood that has no other purpose but to burn.
Allah gives them an imagery. They are like fire they are like wood, who is who's good for nothing but what for burning. And that's actually the imagery of their conclusion in the Hellfire mela not make us of them. So where is the hula Xena? avacado Amanda when they meet the people who believe they come out and say we've course we've believed. Amanda? Well, hello, Elijah Teenie and when they are in solitude, heading towards their devils, this is a very loaded phrase. Let's understand it bit by bit. They're in solitude. Holla Holla means to be alone.
from it, you get the word Harlan. Harlan means empty, like in odo hollier. Right. But how do I means to be alone with someone. And now, the Arabic language is remarkable when you use hyla. You use it with any hobby. He was alone with him.
But the ayah doesn't say well either. Hello, BJ Athenian the ISS were either Hello Illa shout at him, when you use the word inner in actually suggests that they're going towards someone that is of a higher ranking than themselves. You see, if you say hello to be, then he and I were alone together and we rank the same. But if you say hello to LA he then I made like, for example, I wanted to get one on one time with my teacher. My teacher and I are not the same rank. Obviously I put him in a higher position than myself. So if I'm going to someone who ranks higher than myself in my eyes, I am not going to say hello to be here. I'm going to say hello to LA. So they say hello Elijah, Tina
him to suggest they've put their Sheltie in at a higher level than themselves. They want to go get their real suggestion. They come into the believers and say we're just like you guys. Then they go today who they really consider their leaders. And why do we know they consider shouting their leaders because of the word Allah? That's the eloquence of the Quran just because of Allah, we can tell. They look up to the shell team. Now who are the shell team, they don't go to the actual like devils like you know fiery creatures and stuff. They don't go to them. They go to their leaders, the leaders of the hypocrites they go to in the worst of that company. Yesterday, I took my time
explaining to you I actually all the days are muddled now in my mind, so I don't even know sometime in the past. I explained to you that shaitan can enter into your heart. And if you let him in long enough, then a human being becomes a shaper. If you let him live there long enough, then the human being has now become a shaper and then shutdown can leave and he's on autopilot. He's all done already. He's already been converted, you understand? So now these are the shell theme that takes
Back to, and they go back to them and they say call it say in America? No, no, we're definitely with you guys. We are we are totally with you. We're not we're not with them. I mean, I know you saw me today, I went to the gathering of the Muslims. And I said, I believe and you might have gotten worried that you know, maybe I'm not with you anymore. I just wanted to come and let you know no word we're totally with you. We're so with you. And then they say in in the magnanimous that we were just joking around has an Arabic actually means to make fun of someone to eventually cause them hurt to be sarcastic with someone. You know, Hassan also means in the in the meter in the meaning of
poking has an evil actually means to kill a kill an animal slowly, like if they left the camel outside knowing that it's cold, out of anger at the animal. So if they say hasn't has an Ebola, he left he killed the camel by the cold. So we're just slowly killing them, we're just being around them so we can keep an eye on them. We're messing with them. We're not serious about them in no matter.
All we're doing is just joking around with them and kind of playing them along, you know, stringing them along. Now a couple of things I want to tell you about this ayah The first of them is some things about the word shaitan. The word shaitan is a remarkable origin it has it can be argued to have even Greek origin, like Satan and Satan is used in Hebrew, it's found in previous languages, etc. But it also has an Arabic etymology. In other words, you can trace it back to Arabic roots as well. And in the Arabic root system, it can be reduced to two things the scholars are divided on which one it goes to, but it's actually pretty interesting that both ways it carries a meaning. So
there's no real reason to deny either one, it could go to a sharper Yo*o and it could go to Shabana. So it can be seen yar and bas are can be seen and known. So I'll read some of these meanings to you. sharper shade taraka it actually means to be set on fire, to be set on fire and it's used figuratively, actually, the shield is used lakmal nuzlocke will come usually home, the meat that is ready for the BBQ is called the sheep. Because it's ready to be set on fire. You can just throw it straight onto the fire. When he shouted Allahu Akbar not a shot actually means to burn somebody to death.
Figuratively someone is called shavon. And I wasn't phylon extremely burnt up when they are over in overly enraged. You know, even in in many cultures, even in in in the English language, fire is an expression of anger, man, I was fuming. You could see smoke coming out of his ears. You know, when we use these expressions, the idea is someone is overwhelmed with what? rage. So one imagery here is when they went to the believers, and they demonstrated their faith. Their leaders saw it and they got fumed. And now they're going back to their leaders to come to No, no, no, we're with you guys. Don't get heated up. Like don't get burnt up like that. No, no, chill out, you know, don't don't get
set on fire like that. That's one idea. And of course, a pan is cultured on one because his eventual home is the fire too because he is enraged with humanity. He is his hate for other other his alarm set him on fire. It literally set him on fire, you know. And that's why he's one of the reasons he's called shaitan. shutaura also actually means I'll have to shut due to shut up, he'll hide the rope with which the horse is tied up.
It's also used a habit allows us to be idle, you know, like back in the day, you didn't have water on a tap, you had to go to the wealth to get your water, how do you get the wealth from the water from the well you don't just put your hand and you have to put up a bucket and you have to have a rope that goes down and you pull it back up. Actually shavon also suggests the one who pulls the rope slowly.
In other words, shaitan casts his bucket towards you. And then you get attracted and he pulls it away. You ever see like hunters back in the day, you know, they're trying to catch a small animal, they'll put a little bit of food inside of a tie to a rope and pull the carrot a little bit, a little bit a little bit and the animal keeps you know, this is actually that's the act of shorten the act of shutter. In other words, and this actually suggests that shaitan reels you in, he ropes you in. And this is actually pretty remarkable, because Allah uses that exact phrase in Santa Clara de la Houma, who wrote, he wrote the main with the bucket with using deception. That's the
expression used for when he seduced Adam alayhis salaam and our mother Hawa that he used the rope to pull them in, and that's part of the meaning of the word Satan. But chalene also means I'll be the one who goes far off the right path. And so the idea of shaitaan is those that have gone off, they're not going to come back they're lost for good. So Shabbat has several meanings and all of them apply here. These are manipulators and they've manipulated their people enough so much so that these people they want to make sure they've impressed their leaders.
No matter what. So even when they spend a little bit of time with the believers, they have to run back to the Shelton and make sure they're happy with them. Because they reel them in, you know, in the mannequin almost as the own and a lot of turns around and says Allah who your statue will be him. Allah is making sarcastic fun of them.
How is a law making fun of them? This is actually a very important literary feature of the Quran. There are sometimes words that are used that you don't even think they're appropriate for God. Like for example, while Mercado, they made schemes, well Mark Allah and Allah made a scheme. Like Wait, that doesn't sound right for Allah. Or here in Santa Monica, Mr. Xu, we're making sarcastic jokes. Allah says Allah who stands up him it is in fact Allah who is making a sarcastic joke towards them. You need to understand this is the problem of translating things literally and not understanding that this is a language from 1400 years ago, it has principles. What happens is the same verb is
They use this desert, Allah uses desert they use marker Allah used maca in knowmia, ketola, Kaden, Joaquin same verb is used. Yeah, what that does is I am responding in kind, what is called an English to respond in kind, I am giving them what they deserve exactly according to what they've done. So when the law says allies poking fun of them, the question arises, what could that mean? How would a law poke fun at anybody?
Then Allah Himself explains what that means. Their idea of making fun of the believers was to manipulate them allows teaching of him making fun of them, he explains himself This is the art of Diane, William would do whom fito viani. him Yamaha. He extends them in lost in their rebellion. And they're completely blind of judgment. In other words, Allah azzawajal allows them to continue to behave in the way that they are.
You want to act this way. Go, go, you want to disobey more? I'll let you I'll let you.
Allah azza wa jal does not stop them. He doesn't put a barricade in front of him, he doesn't punish them right away. He says you you want to you you'd like to disobey me some more. You know, what, why don't you go ahead?
You know, it's kind of, I'll tell you what a teacher might do in a class, a teacher notices that a student is misbehaving. And he says, No, I'm not gonna catch you yet. Let's see how much more he does. And he just documents what he's doing. The thing is, if the teacher stopped him at the first incident, that kid would have sat down. But if the teacher doesn't stop him, the kid gets more brave, and more brave, and more brave. And pretty soon, he's now he's standing on his own desk. And pretty soon he's hanging out the window. And then when he calls him, it's time to go to the principal's office, maybe call your parents to the school and maybe even get you expelled. You
understand the way my teacher gave the example it hit me like, this is like 15 years ago, and it stuck in my head when he was explaining just, I'll share it with you. You have a dog that is rebellious, and bites at you. So you have it tied to a rope, but the rope is like two feet long.
So it just are, that's all it does, right. So the if the if the owner really wants to punish this dog, he should give him 100 foot rope.
Because if you give this dog 100 foot rope, what's the dog gonna do?
It's gonna run like hell, it's gonna run as fast as it can, and 50 feet in, it's gonna think I'm free, 90 feet in top speed 99 the world, the world is opened before me what happens at the 100 foot.
It's not just that he gets pulled, he gets choked. He's gonna fall back. Like if he got pulled at the two foot rope and what are hurt, but not that much. But if he gets pulled out 100 foot rope, they could kill him, you understand? So it's actually the joke's on the dog. When you extend the rope a lot. So just says these people want to act this way. My ultimate joke on them is that I'll let them think that they have the upper hand.
I'll let them think that they're getting away with it. We'll see how funny This is. So panela that's a large reaction to you know, the munafo about this idea. You know, you know something? It's on the side but I really want to share it with you and I'm hope I'm able to do justice with the subject to words of important vocabulary. You know, the the Quran, its language, the Arabs could not figure out how is Allah? How is this man speaking this language, even though Arabic was their language? There were some things in the Quran that they could just not explain, even though they were masters of Arabic. Okay. And it's hard to explain now to an English audience what some of those things were,
but I'll try one of them.
There are the Quran is revealed over how many years you guys know 23 years yeah, 2324 23 and a half years this this is the period of the revelation of the Quran. There's about 600 something pages, and it's not all revealed at one time and then
In the middle of that revelation, it's also the speech of the Prophet himself Hadith, right? The Prophet is speaking and sometimes Koran is coming out of him sometimes Halley's is coming out of him. So literally hundreds of 1000s of things have been said by the same man. Some of them, some of them are and some of them are Hadith.
And you'll notice even from a linguistics point of view if you gather all the body of Hadith, and some other might have done this, some research scholars have already done this like Wasim saya, mela, reward him and his work. They've gathered like the entire corpus of Hadith to develop How did the Prophet speak? What was his style of speech and comparing it to the Quran, there's no comparison.
Like, they don't even sound like the same. It's clearly different authorship. It's not the same author, even though it's coming from the same mouth. And within the Quran, Allah did things that wasn't even possible for a human being to do. I'll tell you one of them muda in Arabic means to extend muda means to extend. Another word for muda is Amada which also means to expand extend muda to who under to who roughly the same meaning to extend. Okay? Sometimes the majority of the Masood Fie carry the same meaning. One is a little more emphatic than the other, but that's it. Now the Arabs actually use them be martinon with the sender interchangeably. They didn't think twice when if
they were saying there's a mother or they will say I'm a die would make a difference to them. When you come to the Koran, I'll use both he was mother and he used a mother. What a lot did nobody's ever done before, throughout the entire Quran every time a lot of talks about giving human beings something he used Amada
and for everything else he used,
he extended our giving to us with the extended form of the word. He says UMX did combi emmalin Baba Nene new midomi HeMan Malinois bonnin young did Cobra boo can become Sati Allah familia melodica under the nom de facto
cola new mid Doha, hula, hula even alpha Arabic numi do under Nanami Do you may do all of these are from amudha the extension the extended word is for when ally extends his mercy
and everyplace else, everyplace else and some of them are about the oceans being extended. Some of them are as part of a parable or the punishment being extended in this case a level extend them in their rebellion he doesn't use a Medina Yamato Humphrey to be on him the lesser form consistent for 23 years it's not like all of these verbs came in one paragraph so you can organize them neatly these fit over here, these fit over here. So hon Allah for a lot of do that over the entire course of the revelation. And for linguists to study that centuries later and say whoa, how did that happen? That can't be an accident. And so he says well your motorhome Vito Yanni him and I'll share
with you to the towards the end the word that's you so beautiful. He says Yama
Yama Hoon in Arabic Allah at the higher Ouattara, dude, I tried to do another Yamaha means shock. shock. It also means hesitation. In other words, they're these people are always going to be hesitant to obey aligners messenger. And they're going to keep going the wrong way in the rebellion, and they're actually going to be shocked with every time new revelation comes it's gonna offend them. And actually they're gonna avoid eye contact with the prophets of the likes of them because they've got a guilty you know, like a student who comes in late to class avoids eye contact. Estella doodle never. Allah will let them go and keep avoiding eye contact and they're gonna think they
slipped away, called the Alamo la Latina de la luna Minh Camilla. Allah says Allah knows the ones who slip away from you. Making excuses. Allah knows those people here he says he let them slip away. The word ama has also beautiful because it's closely related to ama ama with a year and beyond or ama his blindness. And ama the comparison between them they say, like, a few says, an AMA who and basura allama who filled vasila kalama fill basa
ama with a ha his insight, ability to think ponder and reflect they are blind to their ability to think.
And if Allah used Yeah, yeah, mon, that would have meant they're blind of the eyes. And again, I'm Ah, who am I? Well, Mr. Phil bizarre
that Yamaha means they're blind in their hearts. Now their hearts are no longer sensitive. It's actually coming back full circle. You know, I wouldn't leave the bit. But, you know, it's coming back to where we began. Remember, in the beginning, their hearts were sealed. And now their hearts are blinded. Their hearts are incapable of feeling. The last thing I want to do with you guys today and then go back and look at it from the from the the Jewish point of view yet again, we looked at it from the monastic point of view, when I can Latina estado de la la bella Hoda. Those are the people that have purchased misguidance by selling away guidance by giving paying the price of
guidance, you know, they say Alibaba olema truck
They say bar is used for what you leave the idea of purchasing something, what's the only way you can purchase something when you have cash to give, if you don't have something to give, you cannot purchase Allah uses when he uses the phrase bill Buddha here he's suggesting these poor souls, they had guidance in their possession. They had it. And they, they instead purchased this guidance and gave up the guidance that they had. They let go of what they had. That's the expression that's captured here. Allah azzawajal is describing that even the least of the Muslims, the least of the Muslims, even then they have one in their possession. Allah is guidance. They have it Don't let it
go. Don't sell it off. You know, and a lot of people have missed translated this ayah these people have sold guidance for misguidance is Torah is not selling, Estella is buying. Shara is selling. So it's a it's a it's a bad attempt at translation sometimes. You know, people ask me at the end of these lectures, which translation do you recommend? It's a tough call, translate and recommending a translation is a tough call. But for those of you that are not you don't know any Arabic and you're just starting out, or whatever. One translation, I can say maybe the Oxford University Press, Professor Abdul haleem translation from University of London is a is a very, very good translation.
At least it captures the overall meaning. But a lot of times people have come to me with their translation and said, Hey, could you recommend my translation? And I opened up a couple of words and say, why did you do this and this and this, and then they just kind of avoid eye contact. And I don't see them again. So I but I can't I can't in all honesty, I can only recommend a few translations that I see have taken into consideration certain principles, right. So anyway, we'll start off with Delilah, Tabitha, Samarra, behati, gelato, Roberto, and no matter what they say, they're there, they're their businesses, or their their transaction did not produce any benefit for
them. Now, this whole image of purchasing misguidance in exchange for guidance, what in the world doesn't mean, you see, the guidance that Allah sent is not easy. The guidance adolescent especially to that community required a lot of sacrifice. And if you were to try to cut corners, and find some ways to not be able to live by it, but still give the impression that you're Muslim, then you're selling, you're, you're you're purchasing misguidance for guidance. You can't keep the impression of Islam and not live by it. You can't keep the impression of loyalty to the Quran and not live by it. You have to hold on to both. And so Allah says, actually, it's understandable that they will try to
do this thing to save themselves. This was actually just a business deal for them. But it didn't produce any benefit for them. Model behati Giada to home, well, Macondo motor team, they were never committed to guidance ever anyway. These were not the kind of people that were committed. I told you before that there are three reactions, extreme love, no matter what, we're not going to let go of this religion, extreme hate no matter what, we're not going to accept this religion. And in between, I don't know if I want to come in. I'm not so sure. And that's actually the word the word at da lft Danny ltsr Mobile Hoda a tamasak will Hoda when you when you read the in the Quran, you read the
word you have to do. When you're talking about people who held on to guidance, they didn't know let go of it. This if the URL is used for for mobile, Allah, they held on tight to the guidance. Allah says they never held on tight anyway. I don't like the translation of this phrase when I kind of moved in, and they were not guided. First of all, that sounds passive and this is active. So it doesn't even make sense. They were not committed to guidance. They weren't willing to hold on to the guidance ever. That's the criticism Allah makes. Meaning you can only end up at this point, if you never had commitment to begin with. Now we go back and I'll show you something remarkable the
duality of the speech of Allah azza wa jal you know, I told you there are two groups that are parallel these IOP could apply to the mafia and the hypocrites and they could also apply to the Jewish community and what's going on within them. Now look at it the same lessons but such a different point of view.
And I'll go through this rather quickly. When it is set to them. Why don't you believe the way people have believed?
Because people believe in Allah and people believe in the last day but they also believe in the Messenger of Allah. So why are you skipping on the messenger? Remember they said amen Nebula he will be luminosity.
You know what I mean? So the other told him Why is your Iman Why is your faith missing this piece? How come you don't believe like that people don't believe they come around and say a new newcomer Amano sofa. You want us to believe like these fools are believed. Now what do they mean by fools? We already learned what the hypocrites mean by fools. But what the Jews meant by fools what the Israelites meant by fools is something else. They believe they were people of education. They believe they were people of learning, and they believe that the Arabs especially the Arabs of Makkah, unlettered amin, actually they use the word amin as an insult or an uses it as a noble
characteristic of the Prophet size on them, but the but the Jews use that as an insult against him.
So they said you you want us with our PhDs in Sharia law, Sharia authority with our ages, our extended ejot and all of my years of study my scholarship, you want me to believe like these educated people? You want me to come down to their level? Excuse me? I know we do. Come on Amina sofa. Allah says all that education aside Allah in the home homeless sofa. We're the ones in fact that are the fools. And then Allah adds insult to injury. When he says, Well, I can lay on the moon, and However, they don't even know, man, the one thing they took pride in was knowledge.
The one thing they had over the rest of the Arabs was white knowledge. And Allah azza wa jal slapped him across the face and said, when I can lay on a level they don't even know. They don't even know what it means to truly believe. They don't even understand what it is. They don't know what the purpose of Revelation is, you know, the mistakes it's so important to study the mistakes that their scholars made with their book
and their their class their religious class made with their books, so we don't repeat the mistake you know, what they did with their book just to summarize, they they got into details and they lost themselves in the furore they lost themselves in this sub categories of sub categories of subcategories and lost sight of what this religion is altogether
they would they would debate issues endlessly and big disobedience to allies happening in front of their face no problem.
They would have you know the when when your priorities in religion get twisted, then you suffer from the disease that they suffered from you can be discussing a masala of whether or not the Voodoo is better this way or this way? Or is it leather socks or cotton socks? Or should you raise your hands and not raise your hands and there are orphans outside the masjid crying?
And nobody even talks about it.
That's not the religion of Islam. I don't know what you just turned that into that's closer to the rabbinic tradition than anything else.
There there are there's you know, there are there are literally crimes happening in front of our eyes. Things like blatant racism, something that the deme attack from the very beginning blatant racism, corruption, lying, cheating stealing in our face.
And no problem. And the worst examples of it are actually sometimes in the Ahmadiyya Muslim world where you go to you you hope to go there to see the best of the Ummah Islam lives here and you go and you just cry. You just cry. When you see like religiously knowledgeable people knowledgeable his or her father or Lama you know, or religious people not even if not even scholars and a servant comes to give them tea and they talk to him like he's an animal
would Rasulullah sallallahu ever speak to anyone this way? What do you speak to his servants this way? Why are you speaking them this way? What gives you the right
how do you know that on the Day of Judgment he's not looking above and down at you
How do you know his place before a lot?
And this is at the hands not of those who don't know the religion this unfortunately at the hands of who do know the religion how in the world.
So they did they were able to create this cognitive dissonance they can study the room, get the HR know a lot of the texts and quoted and be academic and when it comes to carrying the character of Islam is nowhere to be found.
This is this is foolishness. If that's not foolishness, we don't know what it is Allah cola Xena, amanu Kahlua mana. Mondo same members of the Israelite community came to the prophets I saw them and they came to the believers they said we believe like you we have to
but when they go back to their shell t in their heads, the 700 went out with them. Yeah, I know. We tried to say we have something in common with them and ourselves, but not come on. Seriously, we're not with them or with you. We're just kidding.
Allah, Allah is actually the joke's on them. As far as the lies concerned, the joke's on them. When I'm with him, ya know? And he's gonna let them go with this mockery. He's gonna let them pretend that they believe he's gonna let them continue to play games with their thoughts. Even though the Quran has come, he'll let him do it. And then he says ooda he can lead in Ashtabula tada what bigger example and that group in Medina.
These are people that have purchased misguidance by selling off guidance. They literally read their book and saw Quran and saw the prophets I said I'm confirm what they have in their revelation and decide to close that chapter anyway, for Mara behati Jara,
then the sale that it is business transaction, they've engaged it has not produced any benefit for them. And he concludes well, Nakano, Medina, by the way, that community and their leaders, they were never committed to guidance anyway. They had reduced a religion to a business anyway.
They had turned it for they had changed the religion and altered it for political means Anyway, what commitment to guidance that they have to begin with
So what do you expect? Well, Macondo Mati so with this as I conclude inshallah, Allah will prepare you for tomorrow. Tomorrow is actually the conclusion of this subject. hypocrisy has been going on for some time you notice right? It's the longest subject so far. Eamon was very concise. gopher was very concise and then COVID adjacent took over was the hidden form of COVID hidden form of disbelief this new FARC and concludes tomorrow. And when it concludes tomorrow inshallah Allah it concludes with one of the most elaborate set of parables examples, images that Allah has given in the Quran. You know, it's some of the most complicated study in the Quran is the images. But when you ponder
and reflect and really understand them, you will learn something so beautiful about the Quran, Allah literally paints a picture with words, there's a scene gonna happen in front of you. And when you understand that scene, you'll understand what Allah is getting across, you know, Subhana Allah and so that's what we're going to try to appreciate. It's actually in the order of the Quran. The first parable in the Quran is the first example set of examples in the Quran. So I'm excited to share that with you tomorrow in sha Allah Allah barakallahu li walakum Anil Hakeem when a Finally we are coming out with the scheme was Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Also, I have a surprise for you
tomorrow. What I won't tell you because it's a surprise. Because if I told you I wouldn't be surprised, okay.