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Ramadan 2022 – The Religion of Your Father #09

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Nouman Ali Khan

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Ibrahim AS in the face of intimidation

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Today, I'm going to continue my discussion with you about the passage in Surah Al Anbiya, about Ibrahim Ali Salam, that's from iron number 51 onwards. There are a couple of things even though I'm not doing an in depth serious study of this with you. We're taking a kind of a survey look and making observations about some of the highlights in the passage there are lots more than I'm skipping, but some things you know, I think, even in this series deserve attention. So I'm going to bring them to your attention Charla starting with an iron number 51. Something I didn't talk about you before Allah said, we're gonna be here I leave me. So the rough translation of the whole idea is

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we had already given Ibraheem Alehissalaam, his guidance, his uprightness, and we were fully aware of him, or in fact, because we he is no god damn, you would say, we were the ones in fact that were fully aware of him as if no one else was aware of him, except we were. And this is an important subtle thing that in the text of the Quran, because the story of Ibrahim or the Islam is known. And even the Quraysh, who used to worship idols used to claim that they are following the religion of their father, Ibrahim, or they set up. So the attribution of temporary demolition was done even by the machine could, that's why they made a big deal out of the cow. But that's why they were already

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still sacrificing the animal. That's why they were even the ritual of hedge already existed even before the coming of the Prophet sites. And so this stuff was already there, because in a twisted way, they were thinking in their mind, they're still following the religion of Ibrahim IDEs. On the other side, there's also the two other audiences of the Prophet slice, which is predominantly in Medina, but in a subtle, indirect way, also in Mecca, the Jews and the Christians, both of whom have a direct contact or direct affiliation with Ibrahim alayhis salam. And when Allah says we're gonna be here, Alameen it's as if he's taking a very direct, subtle, but direct jab at all three and

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saying, you're not the ones who know about him we do. He's reclaiming the story of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam. And he's saying, We're the ones who know about it as if to say, whatever I'm about to say, is the real account of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam. And this is something as a student of the Quran, anybody who's going to study the Quran seriously should know that the Quran is reclaiming existing stories. So the story of Jesus already existed in the world before the coming of the Quran, the story of Moses existed, the story of the young people of the cave existed, these stories existed with their variations, and they were popular among the people. And Allah said, you may have the names, right.

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But all these other details you've corrupted, and you've turned the story into something else entirely, right. And we're pretty familiar nowadays with the idea that there's a news event. And the news media organizations know how to spin that event and turn it into something else. So you don't know what the actual event if they have the footage, and they have the you know, they've got the names and the dates and the documents and all that stuff is in order, but how they weave that together can turn it into a completely different story. And the Quran is actually making a very bold claim that it's taking charge of those stories. Again, it's retelling the story of Ibrahim had in

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Sudan, as if to say this is the original account, and anything that corresponds with this with what you have is worthy of keeping and anything that conflicts with what this is, is to be removed, because this is setting the record straight. You know, this is one of the names of the Quran, Allah, Muhammad Ali, that it serves as a guardian over what came before it. It came to secure the truth and what's in it, and to filter out the corruption that had been added in. So now with that in mind, that's one thing that I wanted to say about, you know, the miraculous nature of the

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Quran it comes to a Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam, who is not the graduate of a seminary, he didn't get a formal education. And yet the words that were given to him are challenging people that have established churches and synagogues and monasteries, and have traditional, you know, scholarly studies of centuries and centuries and centuries. And in just one ayah, Allah is crushing their their scholarship and saying, No, we're the ones who know, we're gonna be highly mean, right? And then Allah is talking about things that aren't even found in their literature. So that's one thing that I wanted to bring to your attention. The second thing is actually now today, what I wanted to

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talk to you about is the response of Ibrahim or at least when they said we found our fathers were shipping this and last session. Before my my, my my tangent talk yesterday, last session on Ibrahim Ali Salam, I talked to you guys about how we have to identify what those forefathers represent in our day and age. And you know, we can't we have to read that historically. And then we have to see it well how that applies in our day and age. But today, we're gonna go back to the era of Ibrahim alayhis salam. And what I want to highlight to you is how Ibraheem Alehissalaam responded to them. He said, Allah, when they said, We worship these gods, these idols, because we found our fathers and

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their fathers and their fathers doing exactly this, and they were worshipping these. So of course, we're going to show you know, we're going to show adoration and devotion to these idols. In other words, our worship or our respect for this religion that we follow, isn't just because we follow this religion, it's out of respect for our ancestry in our heritage. So now, in a sense, they've actually mentioned another God. Right? So there's the God that they worship, but another god, their source of this God is my my affiliation to my tribe, my people, my history. And that's why nationalism, tribalism, right, your race, your your ancestry, that can also become a god of sorts. A

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culture can become a god of sorts. How do you know if a culture or a race or a nation has become a God, when that overrides the truth? When that overrides revelation, it overrides reason, it overrides morality, my culture says this, so that's how we're going to do it. And you know what we Muslims have to be afraid of that we have to be afraid of it because Muslims, we're not just purely Muslims, we come from a culture. We come from a South Asian culture or an African culture or a European culture or an American culture, culture is a part of human identity. It's You can't escape it. You know, it's, it's, it's how our personalities are formed, how our families are formed, how

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societies are organized. So Islam didn't come to get rid of culture. Islam didn't come and say, Oh, your culture is bad. No Islam actually recognize the varieties of cultures which I'm not going to share open to Aqaba, a Lolita out of however, there will be points in every culture, there will be elements of every culture, that go directly against the teachings of Allah and His Messenger place around or historically, the teachings of Allah, they will go against hate, for example, they will go against the unity of Allah, they will go against principles of justice. You know, their ancient Arabian culture had this thing about daughters being a shame. If you have a daughter, it's a shame

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on you, you weren't man enough to have a son. And that's why you had a daughter, right? So that's part of their culture. It's something to be looked down upon, you know, and the guy is hiding his face, not showing it in public Quran captures that element of their culture, right. So now when there are parts of any culture, that conflict with what Allah has given, or what with the with fitrah, with, with justice, with truth, and we still hold on to that culture, then that culture is higher than the word of Allah, and that culture is a kind of God, then that culture is being worshipped. Then nation is being worshipped. Right. So they can become objects of worship, just like

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we talked about yesterday, there are other or last session there are other kinds of objects of worship. They they mentioned one themselves, they said, you know, we do this because our ancestors did it. Our fathers did it. We did there's no way we're going to go against what our fathers did. Now Ibrahim Allison's response look at quantum antem What about Google Fievel Alamo be no doubt about it? I swear by it you already all of you. And that he mentioned quantum and Tom, there's there's two to use in there. And then what about whom and all of your ancestry feed WaLaLa movie? How obviously been lost all along? You've been lost? What are you proud of a heritage a heritage of

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ignorance. This is what you're proud of. So he directly attacked them, their elders, their heritage, all of it all together. When it comes to this, he's aggressively anti this entire, this entire culture. By the way, this is the same Ibrahim Al Islam I want you to understand that the contradiction here, the two opposing four

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says it right? This is the same Ibrahim Ali sang, who's concerned about the well being of all of humanity. This is the same Ibrahim alayhi salam who even when his father's kicking him out, is going to say, I'm going to be praying for Your forgiveness. So it's not like he's harsh against the people. So then what's all this aggressiveness? And how do we understand this aggressiveness and is concerned for people at the same time, he's aggressive against falsehood. And when falsehood is being justified, and you're leaning on it by way of Well, that's how we've always done it. And that's how our family has done it. And that's how we've been doing it for generations. Well, you

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know what, then your generations were entirely wrong. He's not going to hold back from being offensive when it comes to the truth. Even if he cares. It's called tough love. And as a young man, he was he was daring enough to question that, you know, look at quantum and talk about a comfortable animal in this is called in Bulaga. Studies, I use the word Villa a lot. For those of you that aren't familiar with Arabic terminology, Bulava is the science of analyzing the the communication techniques in the language of the Quran, devices that are being used, elements that are being used in the language that creates special effect in the meaning. And Bulava is an aspect of the Arabic

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language that when you're translating the Quran, you don't see it much. Like you can translate the words you can be mindful of the grammar, but you can't translate certain things to give you an easy appreciation of that in English, is sometimes you can translate what somebody says like a transcript of somebody's speech, but you can't translate their tone. Right? You can't translate if they were saying that sarcastically or they were saying it angrily or they because if the text is the text, right? Like I often give the example of the word okay. The word Okay. Could mean okay, it could also mean die. It could also mean, well, you'll find out when you get home. It could also mean try that

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again. You know, it could be a threat. It could be sarcasm, it could be the farthest thing from okay. And somebody says okay, I mean, my way of deciphering that is okay. Versus Okay, full stop in a text message. When it's full stop. It's a threat, I would assume. You know,

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there's a hostility in the full stop that I just don't assume inside the or, obviously we have all caps, right. All caps means you're screaming, okay, shut up already, you know, or something like that? Or if it's, if it's not such a disarming, okay, if it's not such an aggressive, okay, you can say Okay, a couple of times, like okay, okay, okay, that means okay, I'm not, I'm not being aggressive. You know, it could be I don't know, these are my readings.

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But the point is, there are there are aspects of language that are not communicated simply with the text. There are aspects of language that that have to do with tone and intonation in context. Arabic is so rich that even inside the textbook and capture some of those things, and that's the law. Right? So part of the aspects of the law here is something called what's what's happening inside of this IR is called Hubbard inquiry. Hubbard inquiry is a kind of speech that's used when you're talking to someone who you are seeing is absolutely wrong. They have a certain claim, and you're being aggressive and hostile towards them in your response to that claim. So Ibrahim Ali Salam isn't

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just saying something offensive. He's saying it in a very offensive way. You people you've always been and not only you've always been your father's have always been drowned and in confusion, and even feeble alley mobian is actually pretty heavy language. You know, a Balu Ebola tone you have you have been lost. But feedlot animal been it's like that's all you've ever been in your your your your your drowned in it. This is all you breathe in all around you is just confusion and misguidance. That's all it is. And it's so obvious. And the word movie actually adds insult to injury. Because when something is obvious, you should be able to see it. Like you're obviously doing something

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wrong. How stupid are you? Is it embedded inside the word movie? And so he's really going out of his way and being offensive now. And so when they heard a young man, maybe he's a preteen, maybe it's 1314 We don't know his exact age. Maybe he's a 12 year old. And he's talking in this tone. Obviously, they're not going to take him too seriously. Right? They're like, Look at this kid, get all fired up making a scene. So they said Turner will help me with you.

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Oh, you you have the truth. You came with the truth. Did you You came with the truth, huh? How cute. And then they offer another alternative um, and salmonella Ibn? Or are you from those that are playing around? So listen to this language. Did you bring the truth or are you from those that are playing? Are you from playing around? But again, but that plays a role. ejector that will help key is federal mandates. Joomla philia data and Tamina la karabiners is a Joomla is meow it's an it's a nominal sentence and what that does is it actually puts stress on the second one. So here's what they're doing.

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Are you

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joking.

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Or are you? You're kidding, right? That's what you're doing. You're kidding. They put a stress on you. You must be kidding. Why? Because if he even if he was serious from their intimidating tone, he's gonna be like, I think they're trying to tell me that I need to change my story and say, yep, yep, sorry. I was kidding.

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So they're trying to coerce him by the stress on Tamela Levine into accepting that and to getting intimidated from it. We're learning something when somebody speaks up for the truth, and they're in a position of obvious weakness. And Brahim Allison has a child speaking up against the thority. And the entire society, actually, he's making a public scene, He's in no position of power, then power has a way of forcing you without having to exert its muscle in just the way that it speaks to you in an indirect ways it can make you surrender. You can feel the pressure from the way it's talking to you that if I continue down this path, there will be consequences. And that's inside and terminal

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Larrabee. They didn't say there will be consequences. But they also said, I think you better it's, you're better off suggesting that this was just a joke. And you were just playing around and you're just a kid, you know, you kids do goofy things. And we're all just willing to forget about what just happened. Isn't that what you want? Like?

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They're, they're towering down on Ibrahim alayhis salam with this tone. And so you would think Ibrahim alayhi salam when this happens, he's going to crumble a little bit. His his knees are gonna buckle and he's gonna kind of back down maybe maybe I'll take him. Maybe this battle for another day. He says Carla, he responded Well, Rob buco Rob was similarity well are the know the fact of the matter is instead if you think I'm kidding, in fact, I'm not kidding. The fact of the matter is that your master is the master of the skies and the earth, Allah, the Flatiron, the one who fashioned all of them, the one who molded all of them. Why did why is he mentioning the skies in the earth because

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the idols are on the earth, and their deities, the star, the Sun, the Moon are in the sky. He's taking all of their theology out in one phrase, when he says that I was somehow it will become Ragusa, Marathi will have the and then he says I love the Fatah Honda, the one who molded all of them crafted all of them. Well, and I love the combination he didn't and I am a witness against all of you. I stand by what I say. And I hold you accountable for lying. You're trying to intimidate me, he reverses this and says actually, you're the ones who should be intimidated. This is actually a continuation of something he said in subtle anon. Okay, for a half homage Rocktron Well, unknown

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latter half Hoonah commercial acting Billahi How am I supposed to be afraid of your false gods that you make shockwave and you're not afraid that you do [???] with Allah? Or you're trying to scare me, you're the ones who should be scared. And I am a witness against you, as if to say there's a trial coming. And in that trial, the judge meaning Allah will ask for witnesses. And when he asked for witnesses, I will stand there witness that I told them that these aren't God's Yarrabah I'm a witness against all the while I know Allah Valley communica Higgins hon Allah, it says if he can see the moment of judgment day in front of him already, and it doesn't scare him what's happening in

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this world compared to the horrors that are coming? This is nothing. These people are going to be powerless if not today, then tomorrow. So what Allah Allah daddy, Camilla Shaheen, and then which I'm going to Inshallah, explain to you in tomorrow's session. He openly says it. Some people say that he said this kind of under his, like an undertone, as he's walking away as they laughed him off. They didn't take him seriously because he's a kid. He said what he had to say. But we don't know if he said this out loud and openly the text isn't very, you know, explicit about that, or as they're walking away, he kind of clenches his fist and says this, but let's read what he says. What

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Allah He and I swear by Allah, Allah, Allah He now in Arabic when you swear by Allah, you say what lie. You say well lie. But when you swear by Allah and you are really enraged, then you resort to the lie to Allah, He is extremely serious. It's charged with emotion. You don't say that under normal circumstances. In fact, Wallahi Arabs say under very normal circumstances, it could be something so trivial, and they can still say well lie. You know, they also lie when it's not even needed. Like Wallahi that ice cream was good Walla. Walla, so good. Hola, strawberry. You hola like they're gonna hola everything, right? And that's okay. That's part of the culture. And Allah even

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acknowledges that historically and he says, Now you ask Allah who will love with a monocle? Allah is not going to hold you to account for you know your the oath that you took because you were just you know, shooting the breeze you're just talking is smack talking. You don't really mean it. Now, from years ago, I gave the same example I said, a couple of friends are hanging out in France so dear friend, man Wallah, you better shut up. I'm gonna kill you. Now.

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Wallah

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I mean you start like he took an oath by Allah and he shows up with a dagger the next day I'm sorry bro an oath is an oath This is sacred nothing personal that's not what this means. He just said it you know it's you're not held to account for that but the law he is different story rare occasions in the Quran you'll find somebody out of their rage out of their frustration they will express the lie and so Ibraheem Alehissalaam uses it the brothers of use have used it against their father when they saw him crying years after use of disappearance de la heat after would have gone to us have had that Hakuna Harada I swear to god you're gonna keep missing use of you keep mentioning use of you

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keep remembering user until you're gonna die to get over it already they got so frustrated that the words of their frustration were captured with the light here the law has been used with the frustration and the rage of Ibrahim Ali Salaam and after that Allah He whatever he's gonna say he means business he says lucky then snap Macomb I swear by it. There's no doubt about it. I will scheme and I will scheme, I got a plan that I'm going to execute for all of your idols.

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I'm going to deal with your idols. I swear by Allah. I got I'm going to do this. He's made up his mind. So we don't know if he actually said this out loud. And they didn't say take it seriously. Or as they're walking away. He just kind of said this to himself. What Allah He didn't notice Namakkal been to a limit within after you people turn your back. But actually my hint my personal inclination is that he did say this out loud. The reason I would say that is because when you guys already know what happened, he smashed the idols. When they found the mess. They actually said, Oh, we saw we remember a young man talking about them. He was mentioning them. It was I think they call him

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Ibrahim. That's how they mentioned it. So they heard that he was issuing threats to their gods, right and now somebody's like, I remember this one guy kid. What was his name Ibrahim, he was talking about them. So Tala he like he didn't Nelson AMACOM by the into a loom, which would mean this, that what I leave you with is to experience to appreciate the deep, deep hatred Ibrahim alayhis salam has for anything placed next to Allah.

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How much it bothers him how It enrages him. This is a man filled with love for humanity. His for his entire life is filled with love for humanity. But when it comes to Schick is just a fire inside them. There's a rage that comes out in the text. And we again, we call ourselves followers of the religion of our father, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam. And we have to develop that same disgust for anything that is placed next to all Rob

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outside in the physical material world, or in the world of ideas, or in the world of culture or tradition. Doesn't matter which world it comes from, when something even gets close to being placed next to my club, and I have to have a I have to have a desire to just destroy that idol. I don't want it anywhere near me. I want to crush it and get rid of it. And if there's something inside me I've got a break and smash those titles. After if I once I identify them, I have to have a spike towards them. This is not a swipe towards myself. It is a spike towards a misguidance that might be infecting me on the inside. I have to identify it, really treat it like an enemy and go after it.

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And we learned that emotional kind of energetic response to protecting the Imam and Allah from these words of Ibrahim Ali Sarah, so I'll leave you with these thoughts inshallah we'll continue the the analysis of the story tomorrow BarakAllahu li Walakum feel Quran Al Hakim whenever anyone er can will it will take him in fact, not tomorrow. We're going to do this after thoroughly. So tonight Saturday, so I'm gonna do a late night session to Angela, is that gonna lock her in some article hatherleigh