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Reflections On Surah YASEEN – Part 02
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Part 2/12 – A Perfect Messenger
This being the second episode gives a greater understanding of the next three verses of Surah Yasin. Allah SWT is comforting Prophet SAW in these verses which was much needed as people of quraysh were proud and were not willing to accept the beautiful message sent down to warn them by Al Azeez, who has authority over absolutely everything and commands respect.
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Let's move on. Allah says Allah Ancelotti, Mr. Team on a straight path, you know, upon a straight path that means a lot to Mr. Cream is something you've heard about so many times before. But what is this doing here? First of all, I want you to understand that upon a straight path, I'd also like to Mr. Kim, I don't like the word upon really, I like committed to the idea here, the loom suggests you're committed to a straight path. you're committed to a straight path. But the first question I want to answer is who is committed to a straight path? What do you think?
Well, it's obvious. I swear by the Quran full of wisdom, and how well net it is, and how much how strong verdicts, it has no doubt you must be you are from those that truly have been sent upon a straight path, who's on the straight path? The Prophet himself but not only the Prophet,
not only the prophets, excellent, even the ones that have been said, they were on a straight path. And so are you it applies to both of them. Now, though, I know slotted mustard team applies to both of them. Now, why is that important? Imagine a road.
And if you're on this road, and you're the only one on this road, and everybody else is trying to push you off the road,
and you're moving forward, and they're just kind of yelling at you, they're get off this road, why are you here, etc, etc, you're going the wrong way, you're the only one going that way.
And the lies encourage you to keep going.
And then he says, By the way, you're not the first one to go down this road. I had other people go down this road to
you understand. So now you're, you're gonna look for them even more. Because if somebody has navigated this road and faced all of its challenges before you, then you will look to them as an example. And they will help you navigate it better. They will make this journey easy. The By the way, you do this in real life, you're traveling on a road, you get the report that there's some traffic or there's some you know, or there are a lot of cops on this road. Some of you have those like radar things in your car, or whatever. But it ran out of batteries or something. You call your friend Yo, I'm on the I'm on the george bush are among I don't know what tollways you have here.
There's too many of them. You know, Sam Houston or something? And usually you have I'm on this road. Are there a lot of cops on here? Or should I? You know, do it?
No, no, Bro, I was very out last week they got me a ticket. Okay, okay, I'll stay within the limits, you know. So you look for someone else who's gone down the road, and they help you navigate it better. Again, a source of support. Then the other thing
the province is on them gives these really uncompromising unapologetic verdicts through the word of Allah. Allah speaks like a master. He doesn't speak like a slave. He speaks like a master. And so he speaks with authority. And it's people find it offensive, because it's they don't hear a lot speaking who do they hear speaking? The prophets? I saw them Who are you to talk like this? So they get offended. But there's a prophet stop No. And everyday, does he have to keep making more progress on the same path? Now, if you make progress on the same path, tell me isn't it logical that you're going to get more trouble,
you're going to get more and more and more trouble, there's going to be more and more pressure for you to take a turn. The more you make, the more you make progress, the more resistance, the more opposition and the more there's a chance that you will, you know, you can handle a little bit pressure tomorrow, you have to handle more pressure the day more than the day more than today more, it's gonna get worse and worse and worse. It's not going to get easier, it's going to get tougher. A normal human being can only handle so much pressure before what happens.
They push they take a turn.
But the prophet sighs on
his toughness. his commitment is being highlighted and the commitment of those profits are being highlighted because they're on a straight path and they never flinch.
They never flinch. People come to them with attack people come to them with ridicule. People come to them with threats.
People come to them with threats of exile and of killing of torture.
They don't budge. Their family comes to them. Their elders come to them. Their political leaders come everybody comes to them. They don't flinch. They're committed. This is the idea of the toughness required and by the way, that itself is proof that he has to be a messenger Why would he put himself with as much pain
that we're still continuing the idea that this Quran carrying this Corolla and you can only do so if you were sent because it just brings way too much trouble.
Like, like one of the students had lt zombiu the little anubhuti was sila T the little comma and little kuranda li This is important now.
The Quran because of its perfection that I talked about the three kinds of perfection of the Quran itself is proof. And now the prophets commitment to this cause itself is proof.
There are there again a proof
but then there's that
Last thing I want to tell you about desire I lost a lot.
It doesn't say upon the or committed to the straight path. It says committed to a straight path. So our thin muster came for knuckle and love the marriage makira made it common. There's a difference between saying the straight path and a straight path because in Fatiha we don't say guide us to a straight path we say Guide us to the straight path. It did not tell Mr. kinosol on it. Here it's not what does that do? Actually this when you take off it means it's something unknown.
It's something unknown. And even though ally is talking to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who else is listening.
Croatia listening and Quraysh may not know a lot about the Quran and will see that they may they they may or may not. But they know one thing they know the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, and even if he doesn't say a word, they can tell the way he lives is some kind of straight road. He's a really straight arrow, he always does things the right way. In other words, even if you don't know all the details, just observing his character will give you the conclusion that this is some kind of a straight path.
just observing the Muslim is enough.
Especially this messenger sallallahu sallam, that itself will give off the vibe that there's a straight path here. I lost it, it must have been.
Has Allah mentioned himself yet?
No. He didn't say anything about himself. Not yet. He did say he's been sent you have been sent, you're committed to a straight path, but sent by who and where is this wisdom of the Quran coming from? How is it speaking with such authority? Finally, that question is answered and it's answered with such emphatic language Tenzin and Aziz Rahim, three words, and the first word that Zilla for those of you that know a little bit of Arabic, and
there's a Fatah on it, you know what that means? That you don't say that nicely.
When Stan Zilla like that, that means that a lot as our job is speaking with great authority.
I guess it's not normally said it's like exclamations embedded in the Arabic grammar.
It's an explanation. Listen up. What this is, is something that has been sent down Revelation, Revelation of who belonging to who Aziz Rahim, two names of Allah here. And as these means the one who has the authority and commands respect. And as these means two things, the one who has authority and commands what respect, I want you to understand that because there are two kinds of people, sometimes there's the kind of people that have authority, but they have no respect.
It could be a police officer has authority, but he doesn't have respect, like what we saw in Baltimore.
Right? They have authority with no respect. But there also could be people that have respect. But know what no authority neither of them have Iza Raisa in Arabic is not like is that in order to sound like that is an Arabic is when you have respect. At the same time you have authority. That's when you have Islam. When he says this is the revelation of the one who commands respect, the ultimate authority.
Allah azza wa jal is telling us something very powerful. Remember, one of the three qualities of the Quran is that it gives vertix.
Well, who has the right to give vertix? The one who has the authority, and even if somebody has the authority, and they give a verdict sometimes like Judge Judy, I used to watch a lot of Judge Judy, with my mom, Judge Judy gives verdicts. You young man, you'd be quiet. Like, you know, she does that. It's awesome. And you know, you get $500 Get out of my face. And then you know, and I love the interviews outside. I love those, especially with the guy that loses, because the guy that wins are so inarticulate. Yeah, that my $500 I'm really happy. You know, that's all they say. But the guy that loses, she's so unfair. I can't believe that she How is she even the judge or something, you
know? In other words, they had a verdict had authority, but it didn't command what it didn't command respect. A lot as the origin says this Koran is full of verdicts, and those verdicts deserve to be taken seriously because they come from the authority and they need to be respected. And that's captured inside the word. And Aziz it's actually going back to the word called Aryan Hakeem in that sense. Now, it answers the question, Who is this revelation from it talks about, you know, these verdicts money and equal equal hokum, but it also says something else Tenzin, what is the word Tenzin mean? Something that comes from above?
In other words, let me answer this question, who is his teacher who sent him Where did the wisdom of the Koran came from? It came from above and that means that you have no access to it, which means this is something no human being could have.
Come up, it didn't come from the left or the right the east or the west. It didn't come from a different village. It didn't come from a scholar. It didn't come from other universities. It came from above somewhere that education you know, we go when we go for education, we go east or west, north or south. That's where we go for education. We can go up for education.
But this this man's education is coming from above, which means you will have no access to it. This is way beyond your reach. This again reinforces what is the Quran, it's too perfect in its wisdom, because it's from above, it's too well knit. You can only tighten it like that if it's from above. And it gives these verdicts that can only come from above that's why the word Tenzin but then the last name of allah here, then Xena zz are Rahim. What does he mean? You guys know what it means?
The Merciful, the one who loves the one who cares? The one who always loves and cares, by the way. Oh, Rahim.
What is the word of Rahim doing I understand what he's doing here now, but what is the word of Rahim doing there? Who did this message come to?
The Prophet sallallahu Why him? Why not anybody else? The Quran itself will tell us well, Marcel naka de la Mata Leilani. We did not send you except as our athma. The prophets Allah is the Most Merciful human being that ever lived. So the Koran, which is the authority had to be delivered on the tongue of the Most Merciful human being that ever lived. And that is an act of Allah's mercy. Allah's mercy to humanity is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So on the one hand, the Quran is Aziz and Laurel Sewell is from a Rahim.
Salam is not authoritative. What is he he's merciful. The Quran is authoritative. Both of them had to come together the messenger and the message. They both have to come together. One thing I didn't mention about these ions that I should mention now before we move on, because this is the finishing of the subject, we're still in, you know, part one of the pseudo how many parts did I say? I don't know. You remember? Good job. six parts were so important one.
One thing I should say is that there are two things. When Allah guides there are two parts. There's the message. And there's the messenger.
There's the message and there's the messenger. Now when Allah says, Well Coronel Hakeem,
in academyhealth mursaleen, he validates the message the message is way too perfect. For it to be human. That's done.
That takes care of the message. But that's only half the story. You can't just have a message. What do you what do you also need a messenger? So the message is perfect. What about the messenger? Well, let me tell you about the messenger and his character. I lost it all Tim was talking.
He's committed to a straight path. In other words, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has to demonstrate the highest character for guidance to happen. Guidance does not just happen from a message, it happens when the message and the messenger both are ideal. The message is already ideal. And now the messenger is ideal. Let me give you a worldly example to help you understand that politicians can give really good speeches, but if they have a bad track record,
if people know that they've been corrupted before, does the good speech mean anything? It doesn't. It doesn't mean anything. Because their actions, especially those caught on film,
are louder than words. So no matter what they say, it doesn't count anymore.
You know the prophets AlLahi wa salatu salam have lived an entire life of credibility.
Right? So that that has to be part of the guidance if if the messenger doesn't have credibility than the message itself, doesn't have credibility, even if it's from Allah. Now,
let's move forward. The Prophet is still being spoken to. Allah says between zero comma zero, why did I send this incredible revelation to the ultimate authority the old merciful from the old merciful? Why did he send it to you sallallahu Sallam he says so you can warn a nation whose ancestors were not warned. And therefore they are completely clueless. I'll translate it again. The tone zero comma now Indira, whom, for whom off alone, so you could warn a nation whose ancestors were not warned at all.
Therefore, they are completely clueless, completely heedless. just totally unaware. That's why you were given this revelation. Okay. Inside this ayah The first thing to note is that if you've been sent to warn
think about the word warning outside of religion. When do you get a warning?
There's a storm coming. You guys know about those? Houston, the storm coming? You the radio tells you a warning. Television tells you a warning. Your phone alerts go off, etc, etc. Yes. Warnings have to come from authoritative, reliable sources yes or no. It has to come from a source that has authority and a source. You'll respect
Is there a word like that that we already covered
as ease if you have been sent to warn, you better be sent to warn by someone who can actually in a valid way warn or send a warning and that is a disease, you understand. So it's actually tied to the word This is a flow. Now the second thing to note here we are in this hall, imagine there is no internet connection, there is no cell connection, etc. So you can't use Facebook like that person is using over there. This you can't you can't do any of it. Okay?
If there was something happening outside,
if there was something happening outside, if there was some big news event outside would you know, you wouldn't know. You cannot be warned unless the warning comes from the outside. Is that clear? If you're sitting in your basement, we don't have basements in Texas if you're sitting in your media room
you know, playing a video game and you don't know what's going on outside and you cannot be warned unless someone comes into the room.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam lives among them yes or no
lives among them. And now he's about to give them a warning.
But by definition a warning has to come from outside so they're gonna question Where did the warning come from? The warning came from above that's already been established where where Tenzin allows easier for him. That's why the warning.
Otherwise you can't warn if you're living in the same living room or sitting in the same living room. Hey, by the way, you can't warn Where did you get this news from? You don't even have a phone.
Now the second thing was the third thing rather.
Why do you warn someone?
Hey, don't go on that road. Hey, stay home. Hey, don't do this. Why do you want some?
Yeah, one of the most primary considerations for warning someone is you're concerned about them. You care about them. You love them. You don't want harm to come to them. And actually that's the name of Allah Rahim. The one who cares for you and wants to show you mercy wants to avoid harm for you. The reason that you have been sent the reason the prophet SAW Selim has been sent to warn because warning itself is an act of Allah's mercy.
You know, some people complained Why does the Quran talk about Hellfire as a maybe we're not thinking about this clear enough if somebody warned you about a storm or a flood. Why are you talking about a flood floods are so bad. I'm in such a bad mood because you told me about a flood. Never talk to me again. I don't like talking to you. Like
you're gonna die.
Whether you like it or not, it's coming. Wouldn't be why why not appreciate the act of love that somebody is actually warning you.
Why does he have to spell it out? Why can you just say something bad's gonna happen?
If there's a tsunami coming and you tell someone something bad's gonna happen. Are you going to take it seriously? It has to be spelled out and that's an act of love.
The tone zero colon
now, this I absolutely love Oh my God. You know, when we started this little we said Why do you call Anil Hakeem and the Koran full of wisdom the Quran that is well now
it's a v not a, it's a V as though the Quran is well known in Arab society. Now, the Qureshi is know about it, they've heard it enough. So when you say that they know exactly what they're not just thinking any recital, they're thinking that recital, it's known. And which nation was the Prophet sent to some of them. He was sent to the crash, but the Quraysh and we all know that they're known people. They're very famous people. But look at how Allah talks about them in this ayah. He insults them from his position of authority. He said you came to warn some nation.
He doesn't say the nation. He says sumney, colon, colon, some nation, the coalition of proud people are no,
that's the first insult already. When you say like this, you know, it's such it's such a mahatama against them such an attack against them, that you just say, Coleman and then Okay, let me describe. And by the way, they were so proud of their ancestry.
They used to be
on the show, they used to just take pride in their ancestry, and it says some nation Let me tell you about their ancestry. They didn't know anything either. about their ancestors weren't one word either. You people think you're all that you are nothing. You are insignificant allies telling them now.
You came to warn just some insignificant nation, even whose ancestors didn't get the blessing a revelation.
No wonder if our home lafay don't they are completely heedless. They're completely clueless.
Now let's talk about their cluelessness. I want you to appreciate it. You guys know where Hejaz is the Arabian desert with the profit slice that I'm making
Are there other superpowers in the neighborhood? regions, other neighboring regions? other kingdoms and large civilizations in proximity? Yeah, sure. The, you know, there's the Abyssinian there's the Persians, which is a massive civilization and an ancient one at that. There's the Roman Empire. Right? There are many, many large, very old, very established civilizations. How established are the Arabs at the time?
I mean, how many universities do they have? What kind of great history of you know libraries and philosophy books? Do they have like the Romans or mythologies, like the Greeks or something, or statues or monuments or infrastructure or, you know, massive roadways or coliseums? Or castles? Nothing? They got nothing. A lesson to college, you are so proud of yourselves. You are so completely clueless. They are nations that are so much bigger than you. Who do you think you are?
Why are you so full yourself?
You're nothing compared to the scene in the world, you are insignificant. People don't even want to invade you.
Because there's no oil yet.
They've left you alone. Can you remember that? The Romans don't want them the Persians don't want them. What are we going to send our soldiers to get barbecued for?
camel doesn't taste that good. They leave it alone. They're left alone for 1000s of years. Every civilization wants to expand its territory, yes or no? So the question arises, why aren't they expanding their territory because it just ain't worth it, man.
It just ain't worth it. So they left him alone. And you think you're wrong that, you know, this kind of mentality happens to people, when they're living in a village, or they're live in a closed bubble. They become really full of themselves. And they think they're all that not realizing nobody cares about them in the outside world. It can happen inside the boardroom of a machine.
Nobody cares in the house. I'm the president of the association, nobody.
Really, nobody cares at all, ever.
Does it happen at all?
There you know I was a friend of mine showed me a video of
a man from the you know, the untouchable class in India, Hindu used to be Hindu left his religion. He just bashes Hinduism on YouTube. And I'm not here to bash into Islam. But his whole point was the entire religion was designed to create a class society. And he's at the lowest of the untouchables. And he lives in Northern California. Now he's the head of a tech company, he makes millions of dollars. And he's highly, highly accomplished in his career, right. And he says, When I go back to my village, and if I sit on the bus right now, they won't sit next to me.
I make more money than the village combined, and they won't sit next to me, I have more of an education than the entire village put together, and they will sit next to me. Because in their little world, they are the top
in their little insignificant world that is delusional about their power.
This can happen to a mother in law, this can happen to a husband, it can. This can happen to parents, this can happen to an older sibling. This can happen to anyone who even has a little bit of power, and that power turns into a drug. And then they think they're on top and nobody can touch them.
This is what the reality check of lies, give them courage. You take pride in your ancestry. Yeah, they didn't have a clue either. They weren't born either. For home law, if you don't, then not only is that not enough, that you're unaware of the fact that the world moves on and you've stayed in the same place for centuries, the world has advanced and you've stayed exactly where you were. On top of that you're even so unaware of your own ignorance. You guys don't know anything.
You don't know anything.
You're an educated people. You're being given the gift of a higher education from Allah.
You have no idea. By the way, when a community has not had education for a long time, it stops valuing education.
Right? It doesn't see it as important anymore. actually starts looking down on people that do give an education and then they get scared of education because they know when you get educated you change.
So now they're there. They'd like to keep things ignorant. You know, I highlight these things, because this is not just a problem of
the Muslims. I don't care about talking about anybody else. We should talk about ourselves, parts of the Muslim world, huge parts of the Muslim world, and even ourselves completely uneducated on a number of things, and we'd like to keep it that way. Because it's uncomfortable to learn new things and want to change. It's not comfortable.
Then what else are they heedless of? The fact that Allah has given them the most merciful human being that ever lived. And the greatest word that ever came came cater to them. Custom revealed for
kurush we have to learn about Quraysh to learn about the Quran, the book that was for all humanity can only be understood properly. When you understand the people that came to Yes, Allah made them the most significant historical group of people to study for the Muslims, across continents, across languages and across civilizations until judgment a and they're in complete denial that they're sitting in the company of rock metal, they
have no clue who they're denying, they have no appreciation for what they've just received, if they had any idea if they could just look into the future, just 100 years into the future, if they could look 200 years into the future, if they knew what this Quran did for the world. What are the Quran do for the world? What did Islam do for the world? What did they do in Angeles? What are they doing? What didn't do it at all? What did it do in India?
what it did for the world, these people have no clue and they're just sitting there going.
We don't care, completely clueless. And the final thing I want to highlight about how clueless they are, happens to be about you know, really, it's an example of cluelessness. Sometimes you don't know who you're talking to.
That happens or you don't know who you're talking to. And you act kind of stupid,
not realizing that you're talking to somebody important. This actually happened one time.
In one of the gatherings one of the CIO, who was telling me his, his wife is also a teacher. She teaches Islamic Studies, very famous, I'm not gonna name any names. So he's at Hodge.
And one of the people in the group is talking to him, he has no idea who he is. And he says, Yeah, this woman, she teaches she's an Israeli spy.
And he's 20 minutes talking about how the Jews are funding her
to corrupt the Muslims. And he's talking to her husband.
Sometimes you're talking to someone and you have no idea who you're messing with. Does that happen? Sure.
When they deny and make fun of or reject the message of the Quran or they just denying the Prophet social
This is a high crime against the ultimate authority and it
is a you know, and the more someone has authority, the more you want to watch it.
You guys develop duckula when you see a cop on the road
you know, you sit a more you sit like a human you don't sit like you don't like a pain do in a courtroom, you sit like a human because the judges and judge Judy's gonna see you he's gonna, you know, you're gonna sit properly, because you're in this, you know, in this position where you have to show some respect. You see, there's protocol when you are in the presence of authority and respect. There's protocol. They are in the presence of the word of Allah Aziz.
And they have no protocol, completely clueless who they're messing with completely clueless of the power he has to punish the consequences that this may bring. So this is, you know, Fahim, Hafiz
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