Ramadan 2016 – Surat al-Baqarah – Day 9
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an explicit understanding of Ayat number 23 onwards of the magnificent Surah Al Baqarah.
“And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah, if you should be truthful.”
We are well aware that the Qur’an is the Greatest Miracle given to the Prophet ﷺ. The Message of the Messenger of Allah SAW is true. Allah SWT begins to prove the truth of Prophethood after He stated that there is no deity worthy of worship except Him. If anyone claims that he was sent with did not come from Allah SWT, then Allah SWT openly challenges those people to produce something similar to what the Prophet ﷺ has brought to you, using the aid of anyone other than Allah SWT.
However, Allah SWT clearly stated without doubt that the Qur’an will never be opposed or challenged by anything similar to it for the rest of eternity. How will anyone be able to produce something like the Qur’an, when the Qur’an is the Word of Allah Who created everything. How are the ignorant ever going to compete with Allah SWT, NaoozuBillah?
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came much before you so that you may protect yourselves. In that I have a couple of things about sequence. You'll notice that in the Quran on several occasions, Allah azza wa jal mentions his relationship with us as rod first and then alludes to the fact that he's our Creator. So be his Moravec. And Allah and the halaqa for Sawa. Right. So the fact that he's our master is mentioned first. And the fact that he's our Creator is mentioned Second, the same thing happens here or mudaraba, calm and levy holla. Calm and save yourself to your master, the one who created you. Now this is interesting because you know, you would think something we are created first. And then as we
mature, we accept that Allah is our master. So there's a chronological sequence and that is that creation comes first, and then mastery over whatever you create. And yet Allah azza wa jal breaks that sequence and this is part of the style, not only of the Quran of powerful language, human beings expect things generally to be in some kind of chronological or logical order. That's, that's the expectation of the mind and creative language. And profound language is one that disrupts our normal expectations. Allah azza wa jal breaks our expectation, and mentions his little Buddha First, the fact that he's our master first, and then his relationship with us that He created us. But this
is actually like some of reflected, utopia, and fitrah. And insomnia. This is actually in correspondence with human nature household, when a child is young, the only concern they have is who's going to take care of them, they run to their mother when food time comes, or when they're sleepy, or they're cranky, or when they're feeling cold, or when they're feeling scared. In other words, you turn to an authority in times of need from childhood. And actually, most of our lives, especially our early lives, are built on relationships of dependency. And of course, the ultimate dependency that relationship is run out, right? So human beings naturally appreciate the
relationships that are of dependency. But then as they grow, and only few human beings get to that point, that when they get old enough, they start thinking about their their reason for existing, very few people in, you know, on the earth that lived this entire life that Allah has given us ever stop and think, where did I come from? Why was I created? Who created me like these are, in a sense, a kind of philosophical question that most people don't ask most people ask what's for lunch? Or when am I going to get a raise? Or when are we going to move out of an apartment and buy a house? or What am I going to get a new car? Or these are the concern? What am I going to get married, you
know, or what are we going to name the baby. These are the things that are on people's minds, things about their wants and their needs and how they're going to be taken care of. The fact is that the word rub includes in it every attribute you can think of that takes care of the human being. The word Rob includes the meanings of Malik Morabito named Kai me, it's got several meanings, the owner, the giver of gifts, the caretaker, it's that part of our life that basically all of us share, and then a lot so just says above and beyond that he is also the one who created you now in order to think about who created me, I have to think far beyond my own memory. Right? I don't remember like
Allah says my eyeshadow homolka sumati will have
to see him. I didn't make them witness the creation of the skies in the earth and I did not make them create with this their own creation. We weren't around or we weren't, you don't remember when you were created. We don't even remember when we were around, as you know, children of our mothers
But the furthest, even the one who doesn't believe in the unseen, the furthest back, they can think about their creation is their own mother. Right that my mother is from where I was created, right. And so, as a result, human beings naturally have a loyalty to their parents. and by extension, that loyalty becomes loyalty to their culture, their society, because those parents have parents, they have extended family and that extended family belongs within a culture. So people have affiliation of language, culture, values, you know, these things and maybe sometimes nation tribe. These affiliations are an extension of the fact that you came from your mother, your mother determined all
of that actually, from everything from your language to your affiliate, your tribal affiliation, your racial affiliation, your cultural affiliations, a lot of that is actually determined by what in the worldly sense is your Creator is your mom in the worldly sense? Allah azza wa jal takes us a further step back farther beyond our imagination can go, he's the one who created you. In other words, he's challenging our loyalties. Because you know, between a master and a slave, that relationship cannot exist unless there is what loyalty and if you don't have loyalty, the only time a master will obey or rather a slave will obey is when the master is there. And when the master is
not to be found, what's the slave going to do? do his own thing, right? Allah azza wa jal started this surah by saying, you know,
they believe in the unseen and that master Allah azza wa jal is embarking, he's actually hidden from our eyes, we don't see him. So when you don't see him long enough, you start thinking maybe you're free, and you're free to do whatever you want. And then your true loyalties show up. Right? Like, much like the example of children that are forced to pray, right? If your parents are there telling you
they're gonna pray when the children when the parents are like, Okay, I gotta go, make sure you pray.
It's off duty, man, I don't gotta pay nothing, you know. And then a lot of kids, they pray, but they don't make will do and, of course, the standard and so of course, I pray Yeah, maybe we'll do like last year, I haven't, you know?
So it's a question of loyalty. Now, if you go as, as people grow, their mature, their loyalty is extended, not just to their, you know, their, their parents, but to their parents, parents and their ancestry and thus an entire tradition, right? And so a lot of reasons why did people disobey Allah? Why did people reject prophets? A lot of people, why didn't they accept a sum? What are my parents gonna think? What does my culture? What is my society going to think? All this tradition that I've been following in my family has been following. For hundreds of years, we've been a proud member of this religion, or this society, or my parents were scholars and you know, preachers of this faith
and that faith? How can I just walk away from that faith, I can't just do that. In other words, you think not just about yourself, you think about those who came before you and your loyalty to them? What does that lead to in desire, if you're going to be my slaves, you're going to have to rethink all of those loyalties. And then the Hanako will arena men commonly call he the one who created you. And he's also the creator of those who came much before you. Now your this mastery is something that goes back lineages and your true loyalty. If you're thinking that this is a betrayal to your ancestry, actually, your ancestry was just as responsible to Allah directly as you are now. So it's
a profound sequence that is mentioned in these IOD. The next thing I want to share with you is just a one leftover comment from the meanings of the word surah. To be so rotten, Miss Lee, I told you lots of meanings of the word surah. But at least one basic idea from which we built all of the other images. I think everybody here remembers it's the outside wall of a city. Remember that? those walls were only built when you wanted to protect some kind of high value institutions, right? The Treasury of the nation, the castle, something every surah actually protects timeless guidance, advice, counsel, teachings, beliefs, that are hidden Allah, that is Allah His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam, the prohibitions, the commandments, things you shouldn't do things you should do. These are priceless teachings. And you know what happened in previous revelations, Allah also gave halal and haram when we saw Allah also told right and wrong to the people of sada. Allah also taught these things to Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam, and he taught them to his nation. But over time, there was nothing protecting those teachings. So those teachings got corrupted over time, and they were lost. But this time, instead of just revealing iaat, and just revealing, you know, Revelation and what he allows origin decides he's going to reveal a surah he's going to reveal something that's going to remain
protected. So this the miraculous perfection of the Quran has a purpose. The purpose of it is that generation after generation after generation, the teachings will remain as pure as they were with Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam, that has never happened in human history. Just a couple of generations later, those same pure teachings start getting corrupted to the point where
They're almost entirely lost. As a matter of fact, the Israelites are probably the best case study, in a sense, also the worst case study, because they would get a I told you before they will get a prophet every What? Every generation and they would still change the book, like how much time did you have to change it a Prophet came and fixed it just for you. And it still make edits. And then the prophet will come and fix it again. And it still make edits. And he would come and fix it again, to the point where by the time exactly Salam comes, much of whatever is recorded of Jesus as sayings and his sermons and his preaching in different parts of Israel, right in Jerusalem and Nazareth and
all of these teachings, you'll find a lot of it is actually very angry speeches against rabbis who changed the Word of God, who changed their fatawa and things he's like going after the island class of the Mufti class of that time, he's just going after them, he became public enemy number one to them before anybody else. And you will you don't find him much as much condemnation of the Roman Empire as much as you do of the corruption within the amount of money was thrown in, on the tongue of least artists around now. The challenge was produced samsara samsara anywhere close to admittedly, this is actually the sixth time in the Quran that this challenge is issued. This
challenge has been issued before this five times. But the interesting thing is all five of those times are actually when the Prophet was still in Mecca sallallahu alayhi wa sallam This is the only time This challenge is issued when the Prophet is in Medina and this is early Medina This is actually this part of Baqarah is very early and it's not later on it's been a few years in Medina No no no, this is actually a lot of it is even before the first battle of Islam before actually the IR that prepare the Muslims for budget are in Bukhara. So they they even belong in Baccarat. Okay. Now some of those I asked from before. I mean, una de como Allahu Bala. yukino. Or you know this they
say follow up. No, they do they say that he's made it up himself. It's artificial speech that he tries to make. No, the truth is they just don't want to believe. And he says failure to be hiding him. If Lee Then why don't they bring let them bring a speech like it? not anywhere close to it, not mimis Lee, but have you seen Miss Lee encanto saw the thing, bring some speech like it something new like it had these, by the way comes from her death, which is something new, you know. So bring some new style of speech like it if in fact you're truthful. And here I want to share with you on a side note, something remarkable and I'm really grateful to the scholar. Those of you that are interested
in the subject look up his name Bassam Bassam saya, he's written both in Arabic and in English on the miracle of the Quran. He's a linguist. I don't know where he is, currently, I'm trying to find him. So I can call him and thank him for his work. But one of the things one of the areas of research that he did is actually he collected the entire corpus of the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alaihe, salam, all the ahaadeeth there are, so he had he, he hasn't anything, just whatever is attributed, you know, authentic or not, let's just collect all of it in one place. And then he did a linguistic analysis of this entire body, you know, because when a person speaks, like
when I speak, there are certain patterns, I'll say things like, so cool, a lot that comes out of my mouth, if you watch a lot of my videos is probably 1000 times and it's so cool. You know, there's a pattern in my speech, it also allows it also has a pattern in his speech. And that pattern becomes evident when you study 1000s upon 1000s upon 1000s of what do you know under a pattern emergence, a speech style emerges? So he does a study of the style of the speech of the Prophet size for them, and he compares it to the style of the speech of the Quran. He does purely a linguistic analysis, a Western academic linguistic analysis. This has nothing to do with religion, or Islam or
spirituality. It's just pure linguistics, and he discovers some remarkable things. The Quran uses combinations of nouns and verbs, propositional phrases, it uses expressions that were never ever used by the prophet sallallahu. Ever, and actually, many of them that were never even used by Arabs ever. Just in fact, the heart alone in the Fatiha that we recite all the time, he found 58 examples of combinations that were never ever used by the Arabs. Had he something new, something that's never it still makes sense. And yet, it's never been used, for example, la de la lluvia la him without boiling we recited in fact, the highest one of the two words that come together, Wallah in Arabic
for whatever has been recorded of the Arabic language and the entire corpus of Hadith, you will find la Wallah, neither this nor this laser winner, na wala La la la la rah, Oh, you don't find right and law together ever,
ever. The only time that happens is in Fatiha in the arts of hannula. And yet it makes sense completely to the herbs and they're like this makes sense. But nobody ever talks like this. And then one more example of that is mind boggling, guys. It's absolutely fascinating. It's the use of the word Ghana, Ghana and Arabic has always meant was kind of means was Koran
comes along and uses it in the meaning of is also never been done. Work on Allahu Allah for Allah Hema Allah is have has always been an is forgiving, extremely, extremely forgiving, loving and merciful. So Canada had what original meaning was and Koran over 190 times used it in what meaning also is right? This is unique to the Koran Arabs every day before. What about the Prophet himself? Salallahu alaihe Salam 1000s upon 1000s of Hadith, how many times use the word Ghana? Not once did he use it to mean is not once the profits are so don't borrow anything from the Quran in his own speech. Even something as basic as one Cana, he never used it in the meaning of his. In other words,
like, it's clear what they say in academic language, distinction of authorship. This is clearly not the same author, they're not willing to go any further and say calama law.
But so how the law This is actually that's what you mean. But that's what I mean by Hadith, the speech pattern, the way in which the Quran speaks was unprecedented. Absolutely never done before, not even replicated. borrow a few phrases here and there that the prophets I seldom used to actually quote the IOD within a hadith sometimes, other than that, his own speech and even the vocabulary within the prophetic things. So the love is so different from the Quran is so like visibly different from the Quran. It's remarkable. So now that's failure to be healthy. Famously, he encounters auditing analyzer which takes the challenge a step further and these By the way, these two
challenges that I'm about to mention there are about the entire Quran Have you reading the entire Quran he says color image title insulinogenic Allah and yet to be Miss Lee has a Quran to not be Miss Lee Hello Can I
tell them if human beings all human beings and all jinn were to get together on a collective group project you know, and they were unite they were to unite together, either and yet to be mentally hardcore on on the on the on the task of producing something like this score on the likes of this lie to not be Miss Lee, they're not going to be bringing anything of it's like, what kind of a hero even if they were to back each other up. So even if even if you were to scour the minds of humanity, and even call upon the genes that have access to the skies, you won't be able to come up anywhere near the spot on. But that challenge again was about the Quran in its entirety. Then the larger
whatever takes the next step. I'm Yahoo Luna Tara, do they say that he's made it up? To be actually sorry, Miss Lee Mossad.
Then go ahead, bring 10 sutras like it made up and that's sarcasm in the Quran. It's so easy to make it up. Right? Why don't you make 10 of them? Go ahead make 10 solos. I mean, because you've already said low Shatner, Nikola Tesla. Haha, if we want had we wanted, we could have said something like it. I could have done that. You know, like somebody who's watching sports and they're watching like, LeBron James do a nasty dunk and they're like, I could do that. You're like, four foot three. What if
you could do that on your, your baby's done. hoop that you want from play school at Toys R Us but you can't. You can't do that. You know? They heard the cries. Oh, you know what, I just don't want to but if I did, I would have done it. You know? Low ship. With lava. Allah says Why don't you It's so easy. Why don't you not why don't you make 10 of them? made up also?
with Roman is top abdomen doula. And why don't you do this? Why don't you make up these times for us and then find whoever you can. whoever you're capable from, other than Allah Incoterms are the key if in fact you're truthful, go get help from whoever you can. Then the stellar gets even tougher. I'm Jaco, Luna Farah, how to be surah. Timothy, he doesn't say that he's made it up. And then Allah says, He says, The moment you bring a single sudo, like, just bring one.
And by this time, the shortest pseudos have already come down like in Dhaka, as
well as if it was not much, not even not even a third of a page. You could produce something like that. Can't you just go ahead?
And what the romanesco Dr. Mandela call whoever you want, whoever you're capable of other than Allah, in fact, if in fact, you're telling the truth, if you really can go ahead. And this challenge, you know, there it's it's it's so impossible to meet this challenge. for so many reasons. linguistics is just one of them. No, Quran is talking about history that the Arabs had never even heard of Western academics that try to prove that the Quran is made up. They say the Prophet borrowed stories from the Bible. Then he borrowed stories from Greek history, then he borrowed stories from Abyssinia, then he borrowed stories from here, then there, then there, then there, and
by the time they're done telling you how many places he borrowed from, you're like, how much did the profit travel?
And how many universities did he get a degree from that he found these like hidden hours.
kinds of obscure texts that have these parallels to the Koran. Then he went and dug into their books and said I'll borrow this part over here, and that part over there, and that part over there. The fact that you're finding parallels in the Quran to so many variations of worldwide literature, in itself is an indication that this is from Allah.
In and of itself, like this can't be from a man in the desert sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who has access to the best of the knowledge of the time, the best of the knowledge of the time, and also the loss of the large numbers in Mecca? For example, when Sula Yusuf was revealed, the 12 sort of Joker answer abusive he still were in Mecca, he's not in there is not in contact with the Jewish community at all. The Jewish community is where the perfection of them in Medina and Rasulullah Salim is given the entire sort of use of and sort of use of has such elaborate detail of the life of use of who is an important figure in Jewish tradition. That's in Jewish tradition, and the Quran comes and
corrects a lot of the the contradictions and the errors that were introduced into the biblical version of the story of Jewish of use of honey Salaam, and he corrects them in the in the Quran Subhana Allah and that's not even when the Jews were around and the Arabs are listening to us something like who says use of guy, we never heard of him. So much of the Quran talking about Musa alayhis salaam, while the Prophet is in no contact with us, in Surah Taha is murky, so to casas is murky, you would think all the IOD all the references to the Jewish tradition should only come up when the Prophet is were in Medina and is dealing with them and no, so how Allah so by the time the
prophets I send them comes to Medina, he's already challenging them with what they have. I was sitting with a rabbi not too long ago, a couple of years now, when I was telling him, so tell me about Moses, tell me the story as you know it, because four out of the five books of the Hebrew of the Hebrew Bible are dedicated to the life of Muslims, a huge Ceylon with them, like the amount they have on Moosa ism is tremendous. So how does revelation begin for him? Well, he was traveling and he saw a fire it was it. Was he alone? No, he was with a sheep. I was like, No, he wasn't with the sheep. He was with his family. What are you talking about?
You know, is calling me Uncle Tom, I realized why did they put sheep there? Why didn't they put his family there? Because his family was from meridian. He married were in muddy and muddy and his Arab and his family's Arab and his children are of an Arab mother and to the Arab to the Jews. ethnicity comes from the mother.
So if they accept this, then the children of husar Elisa number one, aware that that's a problem. So he was with a sheep.
let's just, let's wait better, you know, and then he went, and he got revelations of how the law, you know, how convenient or on came and exposes how they tried to cut out this, you know, because they don't want anything to do with the arrows and wanted to cut that relation sever that tie in any way possible. But he went to mageean you know, and he married me do this Arab land. As a matter of fact, even the eight years that you know how it was, you should work for me eight years. And if you want you could do 10 years. What is the Arabic and local news for that? Somalia? Hey, Judge sabaneta Hey, Judge, not Somali Salawat. Now Somalia, Taiwan eight years. He says hey, Judge, he just comes
from what Arabic word everybody here should know. Guess. How much worse have you done?
The man who speaks to him his father in law says look 800 seasons on you can go, even made reference to the Kaaba to Masonic
even made reference to the cover Musa alayhis salam knew the Kaaba. He himself knew so hard Allah, how would he How would he not know in reference to hedges being made? There is no such thing as homage to Jerusalem never been, has only been an institution for where, for the Kaaba built by Ibrahim al Islam, and Mossad Islam was introduced to it within his own family by his father in law. This is the truth. This is how the Koran exposes history. I mean, the Arabs of the of Morocco are like, what is this stuff? We don't know any of this stuff. Not you know, there's this content here. That is way beyond our education. And then there's the style that is way beyond our capability. So
from content and from style, we're just completely stumped. But now the Prophet moves to Medina, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now we get to this ayah when the Prophet sort of moves to Medina, he's not dealing with Arabs that aren't very well educated, very, very few of them know how to read and write. Now he's in a society where Yes, there are pagans, also sennheisers had mushrikeen also. But now you have the Jewish people there. You have the Christian people there. And these people are people of scholarship and tradition. They're knowledgeable people. And so when Allah says, Why don't you produce a surah?
It's not like the challenge of Makkah. in Makkah, the challenge may have been we know how to make poetry. Let's try to do something like this. But that you
In, in now in Medina, is we should just show him a piece of art. Or we should just show him something that we have that can match. You know, the problem is, if they were to bring any piece of art, it would actually confirm the Quran.
So they couldn't do that. You have to keep that confidential. And then I'll challenge them even further. And the first time and the only time in all of these five challenges before this, this is the sixth one. And then the sixth one, what does Allah do, instead of saying to the surah, Timothy, he, he says, to be so rotten mimis Lee, anywhere near it.
In other words, to the Jews of Medina, the prophet size of now says, You guys are the most qualified to meet this challenge. But I will challenge you with the hardest of challenges. Don't even bring me a surah bring me something even remotely close to a surah. Like, why don't you just do that much. And then he says what the OSHA document lunella call your witnesses. And witnesses are two things. Witnesses, on the one hand are experts that are going to testify this this is actually Wow, this is in fact, a match. Witnesses are also helpers, call your aides besides Allah, if in fact, you're telling the truth, if in fact you are aren't convinced, and the good thing sadiki means two things,
actually means you're not even telling the truth about you being doubtful. Allah is actually calling their bluff, because it began in quantum theory, even in quantum theory, even he doesn't say quantum theory, I even wonder if you know, in quantum, if it's the case that you're in doubt, by the end, he says, if in fact, you're telling the truth, in other words of lysing, I'm calling you out, you're not telling the truth. You're not in any doubt that this is the word of God. You're just making this up to cover up your corruption and your pride. That's the only reason you're coming up with this criticism. One last note about this ayah is you know, how it's misused nowadays, and these ads are
misused. You know, back in the day, when I was in college, we had the MSA and we had discovered Islam week. And you put a booth out and you put like pamphlets on the table, and you're like, people are coming and you give them a free slice of pizza and you hand them a pamphlet about Islam. And some guy calls Hey, man, what's this Islam thing? And you're like, well, Islam is one God, and we believe in the prophet and we live in this book. And he goes, I'm not so sure. And you go, you're a coffee producer pseudo like it. Why don't you make a sudra? Hmm. He's like, what's the suit on man? Is that like a different kind of pizza? What do you
All the surah is man, like.
This is not the first step in Dawa.
The challenge to produce a pseudo like the Quran is not the first step in Dawa. As a matter of fact, it's not even though
it's the last step before the doors of punishment open. I need you to understand this point. Allah azza wa jal invited humanity through counsel, through advice, through appealing to their inner goodness, to their sense of justice, to their sense of gratitude. The first invitation to humanity is Al hamdu, lillahi Rabbil alameen or Amana Rahimi, Maliki oma Dean. That's the first invitation to humanity. Most of the Quran is calling people to be grateful for the sky a lot put over their heads, the earth under their feet, the drinks they drink, the food they eat, the spouse they enjoy a fella younger una avionica Hola, como ella sama ek for OCR, that is the way a lot appeals to humanity to
their good nature, because Allahu Allah created human beings on good nature for thought Allah Latif uttanasana. But you know, in previous let's not think about Quran for a second think about previous nations, in previous nations, when prophets gave good advice and people didn't listen, then to convince the people to convince the people, Allah would send miracles, yes. And after Allah sent a miracle, there is no excuse left to disbelief
once he sends a miracle to challenge people, look, if you don't think this is from God, then tell me how this happens. Tell me how Nakata lies working with Santa honey. Show me what you know the you know the bird turning into the klaver turning into a living bird, or the staff turning into a stick show me how this can be anything other than from Allah. After the people reject a miracle, not after they reject the Dawa? Not after they reject the council and the advice and the reminder, after they reject what the miracle, then the only thing left is punishment.
Then that's the only thing like because now you have proven that the best of what you could have guided you the best of what could have guided you is not enough for you. I mean, think about film. Where did he follow musala slam into the wall, the river, the open walk, I mean he's seeing two mountains of water on either side.
Shouldn't that be enough to put the brakes on and say, hold on, maybe he's onto something.
If that's not enough for you, then you deserve to be destroyed You understand?
That is why in this ayah when a lot of soldiers has produced a surah like it, in other words, deny and prove that this is not a miracle. And if you're willing to go that far, then factor cannot that's gonna come in the next hour then be ready for fire.
In other words, this is not this is like the ultimate act of defiance for the people who say, they don't they don't care anything for the power of the Quran. We're not out to prove the miracle of the Quran as the first step we're not, that is not the way that that law was ever done by any profit. That was actually a last resort. Okay? The Tao of the Quran and of this Deen remains appealing to human senses, human reason, human goodness, the nature, the nature that Allah put inside of every human being. So that's fact to be sold out immediately, when the Shahada coming down the line for a lambda value, I love this higher lambda, then, if the fact of the matter is that you haven't done so
I love the word if here in Colombia, University. What does it mean? Look, it's been several years since the Koran came down. And Allah is actually calling out the Jewish community because the especially the rabbis, because you will think the Prophet has only come to Medina a few months, so they've only had contact with the prophets. I saw them in the Quran for a few months. But the fact of the matter is, they've been secretly conspiring against the prophets, I saw them collaborating with brokerage, furnishing them difficult questions to ask the Prophet placing them after listening to Quran for years, they've actually been exposed to the Quran for a long time now. And now it's
only becoming obvious that they've been exposed to the Quran and still in denial. So Allah says, if you haven't been able to come up with something, why don't you just recheck your records? See if you've come up with something, and they're like, have we come up with something? Let's check? No, actually, we haven't, you haven't been able to do anything. Notice here less as lambda value. And this is called sila, sila, shafia. conditional statements, and conditional statements could be past tense or present tense. Now this is gonna sound technical, but I'll make it simple. I promise. If he came, as opposed to if he comes, if he came, and if he comes, one of them is actually more broad.
It's broader than the other. And I'll tell you, which one, if he came is broader than if he comes. Let me tell you why. If I say if he comes, that means he hasn't come yet, isn't it? He hasn't come yet. But in the English language, just as the Arabic language, if I say if he came, it could mean I'm talking about the past. If he came three hours ago, that's a good thing.
It could also mean if he came now, that'd be nice. In other words, when you use the past tense, it includes the past and includes the present, when you put an if there, the past tense can communicate past and present. You with me? When Allah says we're in London,
as opposed to we're in Latin. If you say in light of Alou, it is only talking about the present. But if you say in London, it incorporates the past, and the present. In other words, the statement is saying, if you haven't been able to do much, all this time, and even now, all of that's captured in in lambda final. Then the next thing I love here is stuff, as opposed to a lambda.
fairly linear, because to do something common in Arabic is also to do something. But Ahmed is done with Amidon, consciously with an effort when you do something that's called Allah. That's why we read Amina Sally heart, they do good things with the right intention consciously. We don't do feel
like they accidentally did good deeds. Fear is like breathing is a fear and you don't think about it like Oh, hold on, let me exhale, you don't do that. You don't think about it, it just happens. That's the theory. But when you're writing, that's a lot. That's common. But when a kid is in class, bored to death, and he's drawing, whatever he wants, and he's not even thinking about what he's doing, that's actually a fear. He's not using his brain, you understand the difference between the two allows.
You can't even accidentally stumble upon genius, what to do it on purpose, for Elon to follow.
Now even tougher, you can even and then the next part of this is theorem is actually the most generic word for doing anything. The verb in the previous iOS to be Surah 10. bring forward a surah. So if you kept the same verb, it would have been fine lambda two v one and v two v. That would have been consistent with the previous ayah. But electricals to change it. He says, Well, I'm tough. Why? Because Allah is saying, forget bringing a surah you can't even do the first step that would go in that direction. You can't do anything.
You can't even take the first step. You ever heard of something called writer's block.
Right? You're about to write something you're like, I don't know where to begin. Okay, I'm gonna go play some video games clear my mind. I don't know where to go, I think I'm gonna take a nap, it'll help me think, you know, especially when guys have homework, I don't know, girls have the problem. When guys have homework, we get writer's block. And we can help that writer's block with a PlayStation, or with sleep, or with a walk or with more sleep or with food, you know, you know, cheese doodles help you write down one sentence, a writer's block again.
Here is saying if you haven't even begun, you can't even begin to take any action towards that direction. In length of
the other the next beauty of this speech is that how do you find my flow to be? Let me hold on to falou who want to follow who
there is no, if you're in English, you translate if you haven't been able to do it, or do so there's no it in the Arabic. And you know why that is? Because they can't do anything.
They can't do any of it. And if the beauty of it like Dr. Samurai mentions so beautiful. He says if Allah mentioned any muffle here, if you might, if you're if you're not able to do it,
or do the speech, or do the style, then it would have been one of many things like Docker, and maybe somebody says, I think I came close to its style, but they still wouldn't have been close to its substance. Or I think I came close to a subject matter, but they still wouldn't have come close to its accuracy with history. They could have come close to maybe one dimension. But the Quran has so many infinite dimensions from which it is unmatchable, that it cannot be contained in a word. So Allah azza wa jal just says for a long time,
there's a frog v isn't even possible. An object of this verb isn't even possible. If you can't do
it, there's no there's no, nothing in front. And that in Simple English means, if you can't, if you haven't been able to do anything at all, and by the way, so bad that you weren't able to do it all this time, better luck in the future, know why then tough are you and you will not ever be able to do you won't be doing anything at all. After such a stern prod, you know, such a stern challenge, you will think some people would have come up and said, You know what, let's do it. He says we can't do it. We're gonna do it. And they could have just come up with some bogus lines. And then they could have had some fake friends come and say, yeah, it's just like crime. Because all I asked for
was what the rules you had a comb right? Call your witnesses previously said, what their own money stop. I don't mean do any law, whoever you can. But this time, the challenge is even harder, even easier for the challenger. find any witness, bring anybody, any witness.
Just bring them and let them just testify. The Arabs of Makkah and Medina were so overpowered by these words, that they couldn't even dare to issue that challenge. Even if it's just words.
Think about this. See, doesn't make you think, the Quraysh most powerful tribe in the land, most eloquent of the poet's most resourceful in their, in their their money, wise education, wise, trade, wise, most resourceful people. And the prophet SAW Selim is not threatening them with weapons. He's not threatening them with outside armies. He's not threatening What does he what is the prophets I said, I'm bringing to them that is so dangerous words, words. And the easiest thing to do with words is to kill them With what? With words, these people have Quraysh were ready to spill blood, kill, fight their own family, expel, engage in multiple wars, but they just couldn't come up with words.
I mean, the options were if you just came up with something like the Quran, this conflict is over. You don't have to kill anybody or fight anybody or this expensive venture is done.
Allah azza wa jal, this defeated them with his words, these words were heavier to them. These were these were more difficult, and getting on the battlefield against your own son and against your own father was easier for them. So Panama, that's the power of the column of Allah will enter final factor for takuna then fine if you want to challenge the miracle of Allah then you what will be done with you is what was done with all the nations before you challenge the miracle of God, then go ahead and try and protect yourself from the fire who's fueled bakudo Hannah's ijarah who's fueled his people and stones, people meeting people of all ages that have challenged the miracles of Allah
and stone Some say the stones that they worshiped. Other say stones are mentioned just because their hearts were turned into stone later on, it will come so it's only appropriate that they'd be burned with the stones that their hearts had become. Others have said the one you burn stone. It's like lava, right? It's the hottest kind of heat there can be it's like it's much hotter than burning.
Like, you know, like wood or something. So it's the most intense kind of flame. That's the fuel of the Hellfire or that little guy feeling it has been prepared for those who deny those who deny what those who deny the miracle of the Avila after they're exposed to it.
It's one thing to challenge it and say I'm not convinced it's another that you know, you can't challenge it. You've already been defeated in your heart of hearts. You already know it's not the truth, then you know what, then it Hellfires for you. Now in these few minutes that I have left, I want to get to the good side. Finally, we've talked about hypocrites. We've talked about kofod we've talked about people who challenge the Koran, things are I mean, it's been a dark mood for a long time, and now brings light to the occasion. He tells us Prophet salallahu alaihe salam well, Bashir in levena amanu. You personally those who have lost Islam, congratulate those who have believed
beautiful words. You remember Allah was speaking before? Yeah, you Hannah. And Callum Callum in alaric Xhosa for Amara nebia, who be a new hottie meaning he commanded His Prophet size on the Prophet is now talking to us by the command of Allah. You congratulate those who believed in this ayah there's a remarkable remarkable teaching the oma of Islam, the Omar Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, the first thing we should do with the oma when we preach the message of Islam is actually tipsheet Bashir, Allah Xena Amano is that Bashir livina Amanullah and Raila Odinga It's not like that Yes, Quran has good news and it has morning Yes. But when it comes to us reaching the oma and
talking if you have five minutes to talk to somebody, you know, you have no other chance to meet with them. And you say they said maybe you can say a few things about Allah your mind somebody you went to some party they pray they you know, they're they're hanging out talking about all kinds of things. And you can tell these are people that don't really go to any religious circles. And then they they accidentally prayed moderate with you, and you lead the prayer and you have a chance you're sitting there everybody's like awkward, like is he gonna say something? Or, or what you have these couple of minutes, those couple of minutes are not there to remind them of hell. Those couple
of minutes are there to give them some hope. Give them good news.
You know, there's a there's a time when people are maturing and they're they're engrossed in crimes or whatever, and they haven't been listening to the good news. Then comes the stage of what mornings when you have a Muslim Omar that barely gets any education of Islam.
The majority of Muslims aren't learning anything about Islam. And they barely come to the machine. I mean, the fact that they even show up to Juma is a miracle of Allah.
And the one time they do come to Juma they get hammered. And then there are people in Allah who were in early Raja rune, they don't come to Salah they don't come to even Juma The only time you see them in the machine is read.
And the mom is so angry. Where are you people out here.
You know, even is not even a fun prayer. You should be ashamed. This is not the time bro.
They won't even show for a prayer next time. What are you doing? This is the time to give one hope. Because those people that come you know a lot of them come with a guilty conscience. I never pray and now here I am. I'm telling you, this is the time to give them a little hope and softness, that Allah Allah has not given up on you. You may have given up on Allah for a long time, when Allah hasn't given up on you. You can go back to Allah, that there's a door open. The agenda is for any of those who believe because a lot of the Muslims who go far away from the you know what happens to them, they start believing that they're meant for hell anyway.
So many Muslims have come to me and said, Brother, I know I'm a bad Muslim. I'm not a good person. But I have a question
how do I know you're a good person or a bad person? Why do you think like that about yourself? Don't you have better opinion of yourself because Allah has better opinion of you. Don't give up on yourself because allies have given up on you. How do you know why hasn't given up on you? You're still breathing.
The fact that you're still alive means Allah hasn't given up on you. If you're a lost cause, and there's not no good of Nova to come from you, then there's no reason for you to exist anymore. You understand? So this is this is a some novel prophesies from the first commandment given directly tell us a lot in the most huff is Bashir
congratulate it sets the tone for the believer and how they're supposed to carry that Bashir Latina Amina Mohammed Oh, sorry. Hi. Congratulate those who believe and do the few good deeds asked of them. asylee Oh, by the way, I will conscious act do not follow. And a solid heart is actually Amala solid heart that's actually how it's understood. Good deeds. But you know, this art at the end was called Gemma silent. This the feminine plural is an indication in Arabic rhetoric of what is called general Killa meaning a little bit of a portal. In other words in Simple English, congratulate those who believe and do the few good deeds asked of them. Allah did not make an endless list of good
deeds. He's asking you for a few basics.
Wasn't it the case that people came to us a little less a little longer to them and said, Tell me something I can do. And I can go into Jenna
did the prophecies and say okay, well sit down? Let me give you the 800 things you must do to purify your heart
and go through this manual of dusky and this manual and then you shall have you just said,
you just don't get mad.
You just be good to your mom. You just say, Hello, last semester, can
I just be firm? Hold on to your faith? Did he even give the same advice to everyone? No, he actually psychologically and spiritually diagnose people and give them the one thing that if they worked on they will become better people.
He didn't overburden people with deed upon debt upon debt upon debt upon deed, you understand? when you're when you're talking to people that are seasoned students, you know, there are people who come to the machine for fudger. And their, their their ibadah is great. And they do extra fasts, and all of these things. Those people want to push themselves higher and higher, do more and more and more and more. But then there are people who are barely holding on to anything of Islam. Those people don't need a long list.
They just need give me give me one more thing I can do.
Give me one second never turned anybody back and said, Why are you asking for one good thing? You should be asking for at least five?
What do you mean one good thing this will ever do that? Anybody? But when people come to us and say, brother, can you tell me something good I can do? Well, you. Let me let me make a list for you.
You have an email address, it'll be a few megabytes of an attachment in PDF form single line space font size six. You know
what, this is what you need to do. And maybe one foot out of hell for you. But you know Subhanallah well, but Sheila Dena, Amina Amina Sally, what did they get anila. Home, Jonathan, that they're going to have not one multiple gardens, they're going to have multiple gardens. One garden is enough. He says multiple. And when a loss has multiple, we will we will see that every fruit of Jannah is never the same.
If Allah gave you a grape, and you tasted it
the next grape completely different.
Every fruit is entirely different every time you have it.
Then if every fruit is entirely different, can you imagine the gardens
as a fruit is the smallest part of what a garden
unlike is not one but multiple gardens. Each garden with its own design, with its own flowers with its own valleys with its own waterfalls with its own wonders. And you went to one you're like, Ah, it's kind of the same. You know, if you go to like, if you go to a beach in California, then you go to a beach in like Malaysia, and you go to a beach in Hawaii at the end of the day. 80% of it isn't common. It's a beach, water suns. And there's a few extra rocks here and there is a breeze is kind of similar. Maybe the water is clear. But you know, pretty much it's the same thing. Pretty much when you're in the middle of the forest. Whether you're in the redwood forest or you're in some
other like when you're there you're like wow, trees, Sky Mountain, it's pretty beautiful. It's all It reminds me of this other place. Isn't that what you do? It reminds me of this other place, but Allah azza wa jal gives gardens and each one of them mylar, I know that when I was in semi arid well masala can be Basha, no eye has ever seen. No ear has ever heard when you walk in the woods when you walk in the garden, you hear the birds chirp you know you hear the breeze, but the breeze of general you've never heard the chirping of those birds you've never heard and those birds were going to eat those birds too. Well let me lay them in my stone. There's gonna be some good burden in genda you
know of what they desire. That's the part I'm looking forward to actually the birds agenda allows Oh Joel mentioned that the flesh of birds have what they passionately desire. And I certainly do.
The roasted whatever that is heavenly chicken I don't know what it is. It's gonna be amazing. Along with a level agenda below. He says 30 min tacky, ha ha. underneath all of them. There are rivers flowing what meet What that means is first of all, there's rivers underneath, meaning underground water. The under every river others have interpreted to mean that these mountain these these heavens, these gardens are all on cliffs and you're all the way on top of the cliff enjoying this garden and actually when you go to the edge of the waterfall to you're actually on top of a waterfall in and rivers are flowing from underneath you others have said perhaps it's like the
castles of you know castle Solomon alayhis salaam where the floor is water itself you're walking on water you know and you look underneath you and it's just water you know some intensity and and how good llama Rosa Cunningham in Somalia in this car, every time they are provided from it have any fruit as provision. Now loosey goosey just you don't even have to get up and get a fruit
You know what if none the trees have generic huge and you're like all this fruit up there How do I can we order stickers out? No, no, no, you just tell you relax it is brought to you
it was brought to you you're just sitting there and you know you're gonna mahalo don't these young Butler's valet boys that are created just as service service gentlemen for agenda? You know, they run around Would you like some more Apple sir? And you know, you just and you have it of any one of the when formatting of any fruit this can you know, in this world.
You like some fruits, you're not so crazy about some foods like me personally, not crazy about durian. You know, in Malaysia, if you haven't heard of it good for you. Because, you know, some people like to taste but the smell in Allah who were in La La Jolla, like which animal died, you know, it's even illegal in hotel rooms in Singapore, like you can take that fruit there. Because once you open it, you know, it's a chemical world warfare so. So you'd like some fruits, you don't like some fruits. And when sometimes the fruit will be presented to you, maybe it's one of the fruits you weren't crazy about. Maybe somebody brings to you a coconut, and you're like, I'm not so
crazy about coconut. So the first impression you get is, Hey, this is what we used to have in Kenya, or to have
in Cabo, this is what you used to be given. We used to be provided way back, way back in lunia. And maybe it's something you liked, and maybe it's something you didn't like, and you know, you're in general, you're thinking everything's gonna be good. You know, sometimes your friends want to make you taste something and you're like, you know, it's gonna be really good. I don't know why I don't want to, like, come on, try and try and try. It's really good. Great. Crab is great. When I was in Malaysia, they made me eat octopus.
Octopus. Like, yeah, you're trying to taste like chicken. Oh, my God. Oh, okay. Maybe
I took a picture and said to my kids, this is what I just ate. And I got like, 8000 lines of you.
But you know, agenda, you're being offered this fruit. And the thought might cross somebody's mind. I don't know, I didn't like this Antonia. Oh, this is like what we used to get back home, I thought I'll get something else. But Allah as well to be what I shall be and if they will be brought that fruit. And that is looking similar to what they had before. In other words, it will be similar. But when they take a bite, the surprise will shock them, like the what we have, and then the next bite is even better. And the next bite is even better. And now here's the thing, sometimes you're eating something that you love, especially at a star, right? You're eating something that you absolutely
love. If you're a chocoholic, you've got the entire, like, bucket ready, and you're channeling it down. The problem is once you have 12345, when you get to the 10th one, even you're like,
I think I'm done.
And there's a stop. And you don't want to even your favorite meal, you don't want to taste it anymore. At a certain point.
Even if you had your favorite meal two, three times, you're like let's eat something else. Now.
I'm a fanatic about Chicken shawarmas. But I can only have so many at a time.
And after a while, like let's get some beef or something. Let's do something else. In genda, you're eating the same fruit, but it's actually never the same. So you never get tired of eating it. It's so amazing. to be here with a shabbiha.
And then Allah adds one. He has wajima Tara, thank God, they're only five minutes left, so I don't have to explain this part. You know,
they're going to have purified, its translated purified spouses. And of course, sisters have no questions about desire
at all, they're completely happy with this ayah and it increases their mind and it makes them look forward to going to Ghana.
I'll say a few things about this word from a language point of view.
The first thing I'll say I'll only share with you what I'm convinced of Allahu Allah, Allah will be solid. In my own study of the Quran, whatever I found the most convincing I'd like to share and I don't consider myself a scholar of the Quran. I consider myself very much a student of the Quran. And I think I'll die in that state. Being a student of the Quran I urge you to do your own studies, but here are a few things I'd like to share with you. In the Quran itself. The word as word also is used both for males and for females. The words though, which is used, for example, got the semi Allahu coletti to juggle coffee, soda with a sticky llama. The woman came and complained about her
xojo which is her white husband, okay, then though which is also used for the wife, Aslan Allahu xojo. He fixed his village for him, his wife for him. So the word soldier in Arabic actually means counterpart.
It's okay to translate spouse, but I like counterpart better actually a perfectly matched counterpart is called as the sun in the moon.
So Jane, the day in the night or so, Jane, okay, this these are actually so Jane from a large zoton. Similarly, this world and this life and the next life are also though they complete each other. This life is a key to the next one. The next life is dependent on this one. They're they're related with each other. There's Oh, Jane, there's actually a zodiac sign of the human being the body. And the rules are so Jane. They're the account counterpart each other, they work together, the male and the female are also so Jane and in the majority language of the Arabs of the ancient times, the husband was called Zodiac and the wife was also called xojo. She wasn't called soldier. The tamale Buddha
was not added even for the wife. That's even true in the Quran. Okay, that was actually considered lower Nadira min min, but some people have measured actually used to use the word soldier. Quran didn't use it, Koran use the word village for both men and for women. Then the next thing is the plural, the plural pronoun Home, home in Arabic is used. It's blumea sharmin. It's a comprehensive, inclusive pronoun that includes both men and women. So when Allah says they will have purified spouses, then actually my first inclination is to believe in in most of these passages, that ally saying the men will have purified spouses and so will the women have purified spouses, I'm not
talking about that dude or number I'm talking about everybody will have a purified spouse, at the very least, they will have a purified spouse, the number is a separate issue. Because actually, most of the time in the Quran when Allah speaks about purified spouses, he doesn't say he will have many spouses, he says they will have spouses. So there's a plural on this side and a plural on that side. Like for example, if I say these people have spouses, which could very well mean each one of us How many? One I mean, there are these traditions and other traditions that refer to multiple, that's a separate issue. That's a later issue. But the Quran at the very least confirms everybody will have a
wonderful spouse, one wonderful spouse at the very least, and that is not denied of men or of women that's not denied. And the nature of the nature of a spousal relationship is the next part. What a man desires in a spousal relationship is different from what a woman desires. What a man wants his spousal relationship to look like for the rest of his life, or forever is different than what a woman desires. Actually, in this world, whenever a man and a woman come together, at the end of the day, there are compromises, there's, there's some things you're not going to be happy about some things you're going to have to learn to live with. Right? That's gonna have to be the case. And then
there are some things your wife will have to tolerate, and say, You're lying, Jenna, please not I had enough here. You know,
I'm done with this part. I can't do this anymore. Because you keep leaving, you know, ladoos in the bathroom, like your clothes and you literally keep doing whatever, whatever it is that you do, that she puts up with. She says eventually Allah to anything but that, you know, in general, and that may well be the case. But then and inshallah, when the time comes, I'll talk to you more about the idea of as watching gender. But here I want to add Mahara, purified, not pure pure is an incorrect translation. This is an essential fruit, thoroughly purified, meaning purified to not just spiritually and in terms of goodness, but purified exactly to your taste. You know, when people get
married before they get married, the girl The guy is interested in she's perfect in every way, man. When I look at her, I wonder what Allah has left in general, because it's all here in this picture on Facebook, you know, like
But when he gets married, then emails start coming to a stop. No mom, and
I thought she was perfect, but it's not gonna lie.
You know, then it starts right.
In Jenna, it's not just a picture. That's perfect. Well photoshopped. You know,
it's actually the personality, the company. You know, sometimes the wife test the husband says, Don't you like hanging out with me? And he bites his tongue and said, Yes.
You know, of course I do. I hate going out with my friends.
You know? So the idea of moto hora means is exactly to your liking, and he will be exactly to your liking. I know that sounds impossible in this world. But that's a gift of the automata. And by the way, just like the fruit every time you taste it, what does it feel like? The first time reading it? I've never had it before. Actually, that's what the case is with the spouse in general. It never gets old. She's actually the first hurt your we're going to be with this woman for eternity. You're going to be with that man for ever and ever and ever. That's a long time. It's kind of a scary prospect for him seriously forever.
What is Eliza will do in satara when he describes hudl. Matsuura.
Hold on. Yo sadhana, Matsuura yoke, sadhana Nakamura MIDI, they're constantly lowering their eyes when a woman meets her husband for the first time, and he closes the door behind him. And she avoids making eye contact because she's shy. Those beautiful moments never come back except in general, it's every time every time whether it is the first time so hon Allah, that's Mata hora, she didn't know old history, no scars that have contaminated the relationship. No memory from remember yesterday what you said, There is none of that it's all gone. It's more tahara
and then it's okay to understand homefree holiday and they're going to be in that forever. One last thing about this I know I've taken long but I'll just say one more thing about this ayah that's commonly overlooked, but it's part of the language of the Quran. The word as well as in the Quran doesn't just come for spouses the word as well as you know karate actually comes from people you hang out with and get along with. Well, quantum as well john salata when Madonna in a coma, Madonna he has been home, as watching those does not mean spouses, as watching those if means company you hang out with that you perfectly click with, you know, there are there are friends that you get
along with, and you have a laugh with them, like you never have with anybody else. And you haven't hung out with those friends, and many, many years. And years later, you hang out with them, and you turn 17 again,
and you're like, wow, these guys, there's something else, you know, there's something about those groups, those groups are actually called what? as much because they you complete each other. In that sense. Allah is not just talking about a happy marriage in general, Allah is actually saying, your Hangouts, your chill sessions, your your parties, your groups, your clicks, when you're going to go out on a trip, when you're going to do stuff in general, you're gonna have friends that you just love being around there, you're as large and they've been purified just for you. Because a lot of times, when you have a group of friends get together and hang out and have a good time, then one of
them is more offensive than the others, or one person becomes the object of ridicule, or one person hurts the other person's feelings. It's a great Hangout, but there's some sour moments here and there, right? But in Jannah, Allah has purified the collection of people. He's purified them so panela and that is one of the joys of heaven. One of the joys Allah describes this in other places.
Alone, they're gonna be meeting each other asking each other questions. Hey, Ryan, how's it going? Whoa, I didn't think you'd Okay, okay.
Let's cool. How's it going, man? Remember back in the day, and they're gonna just chill together. There's literally parties because somebody might reach out and wonder if I have the perfect spouse. How am I getting time to hang out with my friends and Jenna?
Maybe that's part of the perfection of your spouse. She lets you go
a tad shallow Tyler. I would include barakallahu li walakum Hakeem er.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.