Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan continues his elaborate and explicit explanation on an exemplary Surah – Surah Al Mulk.
We are acquainted with the fact that people who remain fearful of Allah in this world shall be rewarded and All their virtuous deeds are in the knowledge of Allah and He shall duly honor them. He is the Creator of all and nothing is hidden from Him.
This earth has been created by the Almighty as very obedient and submissive to man. It is a source of reminder for man of a great reality: he should fully benefit from all its pleasures and facilities but should always keep in mind that these privileges entail a day of accountability before the Almighty; not even for a moment, should a person become unmindful of his Lord’s grasp and should always remember that whenever the Almighty intends, He can destroy him by sending him a natural calamity. History also bears an example to this time and time again.
Listen intently to fully fathom the greatness of this magnificent Surah that bears valuable lessons for us to imbibe and inculcate within ourselves.
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Hokulea with hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala alihi wa sahbihi samama God once again everyone salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We are now going to start discussing the third section of the surah. This is made up of IAS 16, all the way to 22. As an overview of the sewer, I'd like to say that so far what Allah has done is in the first passage that we studied the section one of the surah, Allah established his dominion and compared it with our weakness. In the second passage, Eliza will describe the favors that have been done to human beings and the authority Allah has over them. It actually started with his authority over them, and how he's going to punish people who
rebelled against him, coupled with the people who may be in a position of weakness right now but they will see them through an ally is the is the is the one taking care of their affairs, and he'll see them through and the fact that Allah has opened up the earth, by the way, is also a it's an era, that the fact that allies opened up the earth if you're being oppressed in Makkah, and you can't express your faith of money, the Earth is wide open for you. So it's actually almost an invitation for you to get out of town. If that's what you need to do to be able to survive with your faith, then go ahead and do it. Your provision will be wherever you go, you know what, at the end of the
day, you have to come back to Allah and the ultimate spring is with a lot anyway. So there's that kind of indication. This has happened in a few schools in the Quran, also, where, you know, you might not catch that at first glance, but again, look at it from the original idea audience's point of view, someone being oppressed inside mcca listening to these IOD and unless as well as the jalila rule and function funaki Akiva numerosity he is going to see an opportunity I think I need to live mica you know, I need to get out of here. A similar thing happened it's it's really I don't know what else what other way to put it it's it's really strategic, clever, beautiful even the way Allah
does this is social uncouth. And so to Lanka boot alarm orbital describes in the beginning how torture became unbearable for Muslims. Right narration of kebab analysis very famous with his back was burnt off and you know, he came to the prophet SAW Selim, and then those early ions of suta Lanka would were revealed. This is again very late in the game in Morocco and torture has gotten out of control. And what Allah does in in, sort of in commodities first he starts talking about Elisa Lam, and how he escaped. Then he talks about Ibrahim Ali Salaam and how he escaped fire. So what is escape from water and the other from fire, so it doesn't matter what you're in, you can escape. And
then he goes and calls it out on the tongue of Luton Islam in new Mahajan. nrbc Dini, I'm gonna I'm gonna migrate to my master, he'll guide me. And when the when the original companions are hearing these IOD they're not just hearing stories. They're hearing accounts of people that Allah helped escape.
Right. And now they're in the situation where they're finding themselves. And it's no accident that by the end of social anchor booth, you'll find LA to Jeju Island kitabi liability action to debate with the People of the Book except with that, which is better. We're not going to deal with the people of the book and Mecca. What are you going to do with the People of the Book in Medina, so it's kind of spelled out, look, this is coming. And usually, we're probably going to end up where they're going to be people of the book. So it's, and this is a monkey suit I clearly by my by Mr. Nakamura, but these indications are there, right? The messaging of the Quran was embedded inside of
its recitation today, we don't think in those terms. We just we think of it as isolated. So it's a buyout, or just things that have theological lessons for us. But actually, literally, Allah was guiding them through their daily struggles through the messaging in the Quran. It's incredible. You know, that that was there. Anyhow. So, now we're entering into this third passage in which a large religion will actually turn his attention back to the disbelievers, which is the dominant, you know, audience in this era. And as he speaks to them, or those who feel secure, that Allah cannot level and punish. We have we've been secure. Nobody's touched us felt like they're untouchable. They're
there. They're completely secure from everybody else. They can't be attacked. And they had this sense of invulnerability, you know.
And so, a lot of those will will shatter that by saying, you don't have to wait for hell. for things to get crazy.
With you, I can take care of you right now. Don't feel so secure. So he's gonna break that sense of security. Again, in the Koran. There are two kinds of warnings. Now the the word that just came up recently, there are two kinds of warnings. There's the warnings of what might happen in your lifetime. If you don't take care of this message, and then there will be the warnings of the eternal punishment. And the eternal punishment is of course, two parts. Its resurrection and then the punishment right but the immediate destruction of a nation the punishment, the consequences, that alone might bring about on a nation, like the initiative new or new or solid Russia, Hi, my name is
Salaam. Those are also that's also part of the talk. So there's, it's a two part thing. So this slide now deals with that, that the earlier part which is the more immediate, okay, so you don't believe in the afterlife coming? While there's something much closer than that, that you should be worried about? So I mean, to begin, I'm into Memphis, sorry. Do you feel safe? I'll translate into much do you feel safe? Are you actually secure? Will you actually feeling secure?
From the one in the sky? One FISMA.
Oracle, be here kind of a nice state enough, do you feel safe, ie the one in the sky or from the one in the sky? This of course, is a reference to Eliza which has very few facade. This is also includes the legions of angels, the ones that are in the sky, but majority hold the view that this is referring to Allah so again, it's also cool that Allah describes himself here instead of a law or a black man is this starts to describe himself as one of his summer, the one in the sky. Because in the beginning of the surah, Allah azza wa jal said Allah de la casa rasa Martin, that was part of his grand kingdom. So his kingdoms already well established, and rebels are taken care of in the
skies. The only rebels left then are we're on the earth. So now do you feel that the one who's already taken care of rebellions in the sky won't take care of it on the earth. You know, that's the that's the logic that continues here. And yes, if I become one, that the earth might swallow you up, the earth might swallow you up and hustle
album and for the earth to sink in with whatever is on top of it, for a house along with the land to just drop, you know, for the earth to just be entered into a hole all of a sudden, and everything just goes under. So this is your sefa and Sahaba. They say Josefa become alone with you, the earth will go, your homes will go, your town will go on you with it, it will all go in for either here to move, and you feel safe, that that will happen all of a sudden, and out of nowhere, either here to move, it will start waving Mario Maru is actually from a larger image who is related to mental imagery to meet in waves. Also, mood interesting, has several meanings. And each of them gives a
different flavor to this ayah one of them is a particle Moto, a mystery, a road that is completely even. Okay, so it's like the earth will suck you up. And he'll be dead, and it will get filled up later and nobody will even know you were there.
Like, you know, there are nations ancient nations that have been destroyed, whose ruins are 30 feet deep in the ground. And people have neighborhoods on top shops life goes on. Further here today just they don't even know there's a burial ground. 30 feet deep. You know, 20 feet deep is an ancient civilization in ancient burial. So if Allah wants he can sink you into the earth, cover you with new dirt. Turn you guys into this massive graveyard that nobody even knows is a graveyard. And the earth will be even on top. Nobody will even know what's going on underneath. I mean, you ever wonder the homes we live in now? They were there people lived there 1000 years ago, and where they're buried
and really we don't know, you know, the earth the way it was inhabited in which nations came in? How many nations came in how many nations were destroyed, we don't know their geographical locations, all of them. Some of them might be a mall right now. I don't know. You know? So the next thing to get sucked in? I don't know. So now the other thing is I noticed Sora actually also means quickness, but either here to me, then it starts immediately moving quickly, it starts
to get worse will start shaking, but actually, it can start off with an earthquake. So that's the implication for either here to Morrow to Nakata feasts at ham, Orion magic, whatever they say about the camel that is very topsy turvy in its movement. It's like it's tipping over. You know it's like a drunk camel kind of thing they say about it not a lot of sad huh? not attend Napa to faceva okay. And mode tilava shadid an embarrassment legit in Lima. It's a great disturbance that results from a terrible shaking. That's why lessons later on yo moto moto Serato Mona, the sky is going to start waving and shaking in the sky is going to start rattling in. This is actually the earth that's
rattling and shaking so the earth will sink you in. But it might even begin all of a sudden with some kind of a rattling earthquake, but you're not here to move. Now of course.
If you kind of take a glance at this is a less saying that the the land you stand on that's been made humble for you remember, who will levy Giada locomole, Alberto Luna and CompTIA humanity. That's the previous hire. Now by saying yes, I made it humble, but if I want, I can take humility away.
And he can go back to its wild side and suck you up, you actually have become an alpha more?
Or are you feeling safe from the sun in the sky man for summer a new scenario, a concurrency ban that he might send hassle on you. Now the word hasim Some say is related to hottub. So Hassan hottub are interchangeable in the disability in Yemen, they had that issue. So it may be unlawful to Yemen here the language of the Yemen Yemen nights, what that would mean is the fuel for fire, he'll send things that'll set ablaze, he'll send a kind of meteor shower from the sky or something as soon as it lands it explodes in a fire starts wherever it lands. That's one of its meanings. But if you go by the dominant language, then that can language of the Arabs and the more common usage that will
hustle first of all a buffer and both are under the spgb. But then we'll have a giant hassy budget who
has the budget to have a pimple or a swelling to come out of your skin. Like there's a pebble underneath your skin kind of thing. Okay and outgrow so unless as he might send a house up on you and that some have interpreted that to mean that he might send a disease from the sky. So you guys will break out you know, that's one interpretation. Others say no hasip is and how Cebu and huseby will hospital genre
it's the shape of the pebble that's being highlighted when you have a pimple or a growth or something like that alone will send pebbles or stones from the sky and stone from the sky and that's why the word calcium is used for when the wind has a lot of stones in it and it's literally like hail kind of thing but but a hell of actual stones instead of just you know just Ice House even a gelatin Minnesota eco masala Coby Luton was horrible feeling that's why Allah says no or some of us You don't say that this is what it's referring to when Allah says house even. So if you again take a step back, what a lie is saying is that you seem to be feeling safe that the earth will beat you up.
And you also be seem to be feeling safe, safe that the sky won't tear you apart.
So there's two kinds of attacks that are imminent for you one from the earth and the other from the sky, which is actually the reverse sequence from the previous passage where it began with what is in the sky and ended with what is on the earth. And now speaking of the earth, the earth can attack you and by the way the sky can too. So it's now it's going back in that order that interplay between sky and earth continues for the moon Okay, for now v. And as a customer I'm interviewed as a shortening of the lava so we'll see know how my water was how good basically in English I'd say How good was my water? Meaning the Prophet nice, although some who was constantly giving you warning warnings? How
good was it? How accurate was he when he when this when this hits you? In other words, you're gonna be standing there the earth is shaking violently. And the first stop crossing your mind is yo Ma. Oh my god.
These words just now it's actually happening. He was right and a little say, then you'll know how writing was, then you'll get a real taste of how right he was okay, fine. You know, kind of sahan is kind of the meaning. And how did it How did he turn out? Then if the if the sky starts, you know, bombing on you with these rocks, then you're gonna feel meteor shower hits you, then you'll see how good my water was. They By the way, the word interview is not accidental once again, it occurred before in the scene that was describing judgment. D the disbelievers were defiant now a lot fast forward into their future and said I want you to imagine that they were going to be saying john
Perkins Dubna a warner did come but we call them a liar. You know and we called everything he brought a lie. I know less as that is what you're gonna say because that's what you're doing right now. And now I'll take you not that fast forward just a little bit fast forward to when your destruction on the earth comes not on judgment day but on the earth and then you'll see how good my wonder was. Okay, for Canon a DD the one the view also here indicates not just little slower, lasts a little longer. But actually the cunnamulla calamba line of
the speech of allies also wonder How good was my how accurate was my speech? You see it now manifest we would like to see manifest because the defiant disbeliever will turn to the prophet and those who believe and they just turn to them and say something along with the law. They just say let's see it. We're gonna show me and allies basically seeing you when you see it, and we're gonna be amazed at how accurate it was. Okay, okay for Canada, the
company by the way, before
Go on just the interplay of the sky and the earth. We said hello Carl Mota will write so he created death and life which is on the earth and then he said serve us and a lot, he went to the sky. He said z in this dunya they went
Tallulah. Now he says Josefa out, you see logical fallacy when the earth sky, earth, sky and sky did this, this correlation continues. And now Allah says, if you think you're so evil, immune from this kind of thing, it's not that previous nations came, and they eventually died out and we're extinct. And now they're in Hellfire, actually, they experience worldly destruction to you won't be the first to be wiped out. And you certainly will not be the last if you if you if you behave this way. So don't you think you're some kind of exception? Everyone thinks they're an exception. And this is the mentality a lot crushes in this coming ayah Allah azza wa jal is essentially teaching the lesson
that people feel when the warnings are given to them that these warnings are for much worse people or some other people, but Allah wouldn't do that, to me. That's never gonna happen to me. Everybody feels immune. And in a much less sense, we have the same disease as Muslims. Not in the in terms of belief, but in terms of advice. When Allah gives advice, our first three are good reaction is that's really good advice for some people.
It's really good, though. I mean, that's a lot of wisdom in it for others. Well, I have a unique situation though.
So allows advisors totally relevant, timeless, perfect, just not for me.
Thanks, though. Right. So this this this idea is actually it's an extension of the same thing that this will never suffered from punishment will come Yeah, I will. Yellow punish, but not me. That's not this is this whole talk of nations being destroyed, may have been relevant for the pharaohs or the people of Somalia. Or, you know, US harbor Ross and some mood and those people are long, we're not gonna come on. That's not gonna happen to us. We're fine. We'll look at our advanced mode architecture. You know,
when I click the COVID, livina, when company him so that's why Allah makes the case for for real seriously. Those who came much before them have already called all of this ally, they did the same exact crime. Why do you think and by the way, while I'm touching the listener, Tila Tequila, you're not going to find any change in the way Allah deals with things, the legacy of Allah, why would Allah see the same crime and not deliver the same punishment?
Why would he do that? You know, so they gave and by the way i can remember and now cuz the Bolivian company, they were given a glimpse in the future when you say we lied, and now a glimpse into the past. There were people who called all of this a lie before notice them if rubies missing again, it's not comfortable Rasul. kurzawa capable of completing the Ayatollah
obala he knew there's no more food, why not because they denied all of it. Much like you guys, and you're gonna admit to it later on anyway. So the Cat Cat, cat cat Sibanda probably in 4k for Canon Akira This is so epic. It's so hard to understand at first glance, how was My Maciel?
Melissa with this Nikita is and Ricky the Arabic word Nikki comes from Luca in Accra. And this is a DA ha well, football fatahna it's actually cleverness coming. The word mykad actually means cutting this original giant neck ring in Arabic is actually a really smart person, a person you cannot take for a ride was really sharp, you know, especially clever against others.
nakara who perform for Arabic students nakara, who a katana who Nakata who comes in the meaning of kata why the Anaconda mineral matahari bean molecule, aha, a Buddha here.
Because every one of the people who are engaged in war, try to out outsmart and deceive the enemy. And that's why actually nakara is used in this in the sense of scheming against and therefore using intelligence to defeat an enemy outsmarting an enemy being clever against an enemy. Okay. So this is the meaning of nicaea. Now understand that's one meaning of nickeil cleverness against an adversity right. The other meaning is actually uncovered is that which is unknown.
That which is unknown, what is denied for example, and you can see uncommon smartlace little honey, the most unusual, unheard of kind of sounds the most, you know, something they're not used to at all. So to me, right from it, we get to you know how we say
the word worker is used there, not because it's evil, we actually it's not sharp, it's not the same as sharp.
Now we'll find one cover actually antonyms actual antonyms THEY ARE A versus B noun phrase that which is known Moncure is that which is unknown nobody knows it nobody's familiar with it. It's completely hidden
was sarova. Nikita Nikita also means for something to become very difficult. So now we've got a few minutes clever scheming. That's one meaning clever scheming against an enemy. We've got something that's unknown, unfamiliar. Nobody's ever heard of it. We've got difficulty. Okay, for counting nikiti different extreme difficulty, okay, for kinda nikiti and of course, the last one encountered from encounter is denial.
I don't know this at all.
Now, all of these add flavor to the meaning of okay for kinda nikiti How did it work out scheming against me?
How did that work out for you? Okay, fukada, nikiti, Yamuna, karate.
You know, you you wanted to make some schemes and even you do the above are the most awful they could be the MFI. So in that meaning what that means is what that suggests is how did it work out for you trying to make all those schemes against me. Now, they never made a scheme against the law.
However, they did make make schemes against
profits. But when you scheme against profits to a law, there's no difference.
He considers that a scheme made against him. So we'll deal with you as though you were enemies to him. This is why men cannot do well in law he was when he was in number one.
You know, allies enemy, your enemy, the enemy allies enemy to you, you know, so now, that's one meaning. The second meaning is, how is the unheard of thing that you thought will never happen?
It's so denial easily deniable to stop after you ask her. How is this unknown thing? Does it look no now?
How's it sound? And some other meaning? Another meaning of Nicolas incar denial how they work out denying me. How's that looking for you? Okay for Canon khiri it is it this is actually sarcasm in the Quran, Canada, Canada vdk for Canada Kiri? How is it that you know, and then Nikki in the sense of difficulty? How do you like tasting the difficulty I give you like this, you thought you were gonna make things difficult for my profits. My followers? How do you like difficulty when I dish it out? You know, very powerful language, okay, if I can and the key people came from before and the How do you think they tasted it? How do you think their schemes worked so hard Allah, I will, I'm
yellow in a tidy verse switch all of a sudden. And here you should learn something about this passage. I don't talk about the organization of a passage until the end of the discussion. But in this case, you need to know
there will be two rhetorical questions, followed by a call to reflect followed by two rhetorical questions, followed by a call to reflect.
Allah will say I'm into Memphis summary and yuxi fabrico I'm into Memphis sama and usila alaikum How's it going? Do you feel safe that the Earth was follow you? Do you feel safe that the sky will shower on you? Because people before you have come with these attitudes and didn't work out for them? As soon as he says that, there's a call to reflect which is reflect on the word.
What's going to happen after this a man has
done nothing. A man has
twice two rhetorical questions, followed immediately by a call to reflect from a young Shimon Cuban Alhaji Adda ammonium she said the analysis was talking so the style of this passage is Allah will ask you two questions to think about two rhetorical questions. They're not supposed to be answered. You don't say I'm intamin for summer? Do you feel safe that the wind in the sky When shall you know I don't feel safe? Yes, I do. No, no, just shut up and listen. It just means you're not safe. That's what that means. The second time is the questions are going to get actually more aggressive. And we'll see that in the second part. But now we're switching over to that call to reflect and whenever
locals to reflect he makes us look at something in nature. And as I told you, when he makes us look at something in nature, he's calling on a spiritual reality. So you know, you can see if you spend your your reflection on, look at the bird, how beautiful its wings are, how they spread, how beautifully Allah made its beak, it makes such a cute little Twitter sound. And that's all true. But in the context of the passage, there's a point being made using the burden. So don't lose sight of the point being made individually. A lot of times when we think of and this is the the problem I have with glossing over the text of the Quran. Allah talks about we should think about the burden
Yeah, but where did he tell you to think about the bird. And when did he ask you to think about the mountain? What was he talking about before? What was he talking about after? When did the mountain come up? When did the word come up? They came up for
reason they came up with in a certain context. So in what context? Is it coming up now?
they look to the bird above them saw thought in way of spreading its wings open and contracting them in. Guys, let me remind you this is the napkins and Americans are custodians of the Kaaba and the Kaaba was once under attack by an invincible army.
And when the Kaaba was under attack by an invincible army use in our house even
a finicky birds done Cain
bombed the life out of that army and the orphans were gone.
So look up at the bird Didn't they see the birds? Do this already
in the first memory,
but you guys have had a living demonstration of what I was capable of doing. And you think he did it?
Because he was going to physically violate the house, but he won't do it to you because you spiritually violate it.
You know, this is the this is the question being posed to Panama. That's from one dimension.
Then let's let's dig in a little bit more. I love these. I will I'm yellow in a 34 columns or 13. We're going to look at the bird above them spreading their wings and pulling them in. Now soft fatten Jenna agnihotra ha, Columbia Colima fall below me, of course, the spread, suffer, suffer Jenna spread the links. But I didn't mention the wings. Because it's obvious once I'm say Lindell, not Nevada, Canada in Africa, right. So the meaning is obvious. You don't have to mention it. But other said Actually, this is saying something more.
Then they look at the bird as they flock together in rows, they form actual rows in the sky. And those rows read like they rolls like if they form a V, or they're moving in like an oval oval shape or something, it doesn't stay the same shape it spreads out. Then it contracts again then it spreads out. Then it contracts again saw fatin way of witness all the way up they keep going through change. They keep modifying their formation. This is the image Eliza which describes the question is what is its calling? What is it highlighting for us? Before we go any further? Allah azza wa jal is describing the changing nature of creation, right? It spreads and contracts. Was there any mention
of spreading before?
Yeah, for sure. For monarchy, Hakuna murasky go spread out in the land I spread birds out to then I pull them back in.
And then they wonder how much they spread their wings, I'll make them contract their wings again, you can spread out anywhere you want. In a mature, he's gonna hold you in this life. Like you'll keep a bird in the sky. Sooner or later. It's got a Lando
you know, sooner or later, you're gonna be pulled in and literally got gotten a little grab, like grabs equipment literally here means the contract. You know, what is also that alarm. So which I always do almost consistently, when he talks about birds, he makes a big deal out of them. boards are not a small sign to Allah. It's a magnificent sign of a love for affliction purposes. This is the same thing that happens for instance, in Surah Knorr we discussed not too long ago.
Why do we know that because he uses the plural feminine, soft fatin as opposed to taquito as opposed to the singular feminine, the plural, the plural feminine is actually as a sign of a theme in Tallinn to magnify something, if it's late, it's not Nakul was late aka whether it's a darker than then using the plural is actually to magnify it to bring it to life. So didn t look towards the word burden to reflect upon the bird right above them. And by the way, this is actually calling on the least bit of reflection. You know why? Because the first bit of reflection was look at the sky, high Terrapin photo.
That's way too much. Okay, don't even look at the whole sky, why don't you just look at much closer to you, which is what the bird, this is actually indirect, you know, it's directly synchronized with first you were given warning of something much further away.
Then you were given a warning of destruction that is coming now much closer to you. So even physically, you were asked to look much further and now you're being asked to look closer, it's much closer to you. So this is the correspondence between those things and imagery. So I will let me throw in a 3d photo of him. And what he saw fatten is spread out. And it's an essence. It's a noun, which makes it a little longer, where jacobina is a verb and he and they pull in. And this suggests that you will have a long life and death will just come as a finit.
Right, it'll just just come to an end. So
by the way, even from an imagery point of view, you'll notice a bird soaring and its wings.
out longer, and then it flaps a couple of times, and then it just kind of soars again. So the the, the soft thought part of it is much longer and the middle part is much shorter. And so that which you know has more dilemmas given the, the noun and which is more, it's more temporary, is given the verb. And he says, Now you see COVID-19 number one, nobody's holding them in place except the one. Nobody's holding them in place in sockets to hold something that wants to move in place to hold back. Now, we've already learned the earth is being held in place.
It's being held, it's as though the US oil for us his death.
The the will our default position is death and the only one holding death off from us.
Is allows Allah giving us life.
Like the bird being in the air is not its natural position, its natural stationary position has to be on the ground, it takes great effort for it to be in the air. And for it to be in the air. Allah holds it in the air, and Ron holds it in the air. The fact that you get to stay alive is actually continuously an act of mercy from Allah. being alive is not the default position. Being that is a lie is breaking our natural position every single day with every breath, Allah is going out of his way to keep us alive. It's like we're all on ventilators.
It's like we're all on life support. Literally, that's the imagery of the is we're all on life support. And this begins with one of the first out of the pseudo helical mode will higher
helical mode will help from from where this concept begins. And now it's being parallel with birds themselves. Others have different different interpretations and different reflections that have come out of this ayah they say for instance,
fallow long usually could be he will always start somewhere party he and Joe homina, Haleakala Anza terminal Hawaii,
if they were just to hold on to the guidance of Allah, then Allah would keep prevent them from falling just right out of the sky, you know, and falling apart as nations, just like he keeps birds from just dropping dead. You know, so he's just as fragile as birds in the year. And he's the ones making them sort of hotter
and hotter than the next set of rhetorical questions. Um, and
so, um, when
you want to hold on to your stubborn position and not think about and not look at the bird and not reflect and not listen, and by the way, this model Oh, naku there's something in between the smell, mobile siru, Roku,
my smartphone, mostly not Why? You listen, what do you listen to? Don't you look at the bird. If you will listen to that, what should you do next? Look at the bird. Once you look at the bird, what should you do? ponder. So there's it's actually three steps, listening, seeing and then thinking
then thinking what step is skipped, which is obvious. See, when you're being told to see you should see later on in this one you'll see on one of the
one of Zara either in the order that it's supposed to be. That's the order that's been established in the suit all along. Anyhow. So he says,
I mean, a man had a lovely virgin looking or is it the case if you would like to reflect? Or is this Who is this the one who's going to be your army harder
and harder as opposed to how Oona Jones is this is from Gemma. And if you want to say these are your army, you should see how it will that home jendela can have a Navy like this is this little army, this pathetic little army This is what you have. What is the law pointing to? Allah is actually pointing to their numbers. That's supposed to be their army. This is the second time sarcasm is being used for their numbers. The first time was called about will tip her for a second time now. They're simply called a massive army by the way when you use the word army
we can only be talking about war when there's a conflict.
And in the previous passage we've already seen for Keifa Cana Nikita Nikita has done for
Makita schemes against the enemy.
So is this your army you've got the scheme, which obviously won't work out, but where's your money or military resources? This is the army you have one Sudoku man that is going to aid you against a rock man in Boone is an expression of the Arabic language is used in different ways. But here's being used as against.
Again, Irishman is being used for a couple of reasons. This is the army that you want to have stand up against oshman
one meaning is they denied the name of a man so Allah slaps them with it again.
Options army are taking on. The second is, guys, who do you have on your side that you have so much loyalty to? That is keeping you from switching sides and joining our clients and the benefits are awesome. He is our freshman.
He's ever even mentioning him his name in the context of war.
Who are Why are you fighting with the word loves and cares?
But you could say you could you're fighting with the powerful that should instill in your fear.
It should instill fear in you. If you're fighting with the mighty, they're fighting with the one who takes revenge. And these are all possible Names of Allah. You're fighting with the ultimate authority. But you're you're going to present an army against incredibly loving, caring.
Now, there's two things one, it makes you question Should I really be doing this?
And it will make you question it will make question anybody else who might have loyalties towards you and say, Wait, who's on the other side of this?
There's no grounds left. In an army is only so good is their morale. The morale is crushed by just to use a little
pseudo commando, they're gonna aid you besides a man in a cafe Runa enough. disbelievers aren't lost and utterly lost anything but confusion. And it also means deception.
You know, the word is rude.
the one who has suffered from who is someone who has been deceived, and someone who has been given false hopes, they're filled with false hopes. What are you putting your hopes in? The idea of road here actually suggests that we should place our hopes in Allah, that Allah is the one that one's hopes and aspirations should be placed in. And it's also suggest that people become defiant and angry against a law when they are depressed and hopeless people.
Like their animosity towards the law stems from false hopes that are unfulfilled. You know, a lot of times people become more angry towards Allah when they deny His mercy.
Why did Allah do this to me? Why did Allah do that, to me leaves a lot of people out of faith. You know, why did x happened? Why did why happen? and allows a vigil here describes that if you're not going to place your hopes in Allah because you were disappointed by something, we're gonna put him
what alternative do you have? Because people like that, who are angry at God and become atheists or disbelievers, because they're angry at God. They actually stand with their whole life. It's not like they find happiness anywhere else.
They're just miserable people. They're cynical, miserable, angry people. You know, and nowadays, for example, new atheists are some of the most aggressive, mean people you'll ever meet. There are actually other intellectual philosophical atheists who want to distance themselves from a theist, because they're way too angry.
So like, I do just, they're just as fanatic as religious fanatics, if not more, you know. So it's become a fanaticism against a line. This is an income flown in the furor.
Now, I'm Manhattan avios ohakune? Or is this in fact, the one that's gonna?
Who is this that's going to be providing for you? The first one was, was your army? What's the purpose of an army to defend you? Isn't it?
And then provision is the next step. Okay. If your security is taken care of, then how do you prosper with it is so that, you know, obviously peace and prosperity,
peace and prosperity, the first I was actually peace? How are you going to be at peace? You're going to have an army? The previous two, I'd actually said, Do you feel safe? Do you feel safe? Well, how are you going to feel safe if you have an army, but after feeling safe, now you need to survive, you need to have risk. So if you're not going to turn to a lawful risk, coma risky, is this the one that's going to be providing for you,
you can fight me, you can make an army against a law. And then when you take your lunch break, it's still alive, it's going to be feeding you. So you can find him some more.
You, me and your commanders and all of them and your cavalry and the horses, they will eat from a little disk, and then they find him.
Loyalty if an army is nothing, if not loyalty,
where's your loyalty? who feeds you provides for you? people fight for their land because it's their mother. It takes care of them and provides them and you know,
somehow the law just undercuts the idea of why should you have a standing army against the law. Why should you be in defiance against a lion as messengers are the most subtle sin
in America who if he was to hold back His provision, weight holding back is not the first time not accidental? This is this this is strategic word usage and Quran williamsii COVID. My man. Now in America, this guy who somebody who holds
Your life in place and so long as you're alive What do you need to stay alive
and if he will still hold back your risk
bonded up over to anyone who for this is an insight into the disbeliever in their mentality you know this this passage comes to a close rather quickly but I want to share with you some some really profound things I feel about what goes on inside the mind of a disbeliever sometimes a lot offers us insight into what they think what they're like on the inside, already gives us a little bit of an insight about them before in the sutra when they didn't want to hear anything.
And he spells out that in more explicit language, he says but lead you and lead you Jani they are starting to feel kusuma they are extreme when it comes to argument they cannot have a normal argument. They can't have a normal disagreement, they explode when it comes to the subject. There are some people you cannot have a civil, rational, logical conversation with them because they will raise their voice they will get hyper emotionally they'll start using foul language and you're gonna just like, I can't have a conversation anymore. That is their tactic for not listening. Before they said if you only listened now lies telling us what do they do to keep from listening and learn the
things they do is become extremely stubborn, loud and obnoxious Istanbul filhos, Suma ledger, Phil Amrita nada AlLahi, WA onion, Sally Fang,
like Jeffrey Dahmer to be, I'm gonna be who I am, I am, this is what I'm going to be until I die.
you cannot make me move from this ever.
And I and he refuses to move from that position. No matter what happens, I will not go back on my word. If I said I call him a liar. Well, that's what I'm going to take to my grave. I don't care how many people think he's telling the truth.
That I said it. And I said it's not because you're convinced is because now it's a matter of pride. Okay, Piero.
then we'll touch on Moji. album.
Why integer actually means when when a wave rises up, and wants to crush everything in its path. These are people of no charge. They're there. They're completely persistent, stubborn, absolutely stuck in their ways. And they want to crush anyone, anything that comes in their path. They don't want to hear it, but not you. But then he adds fuel to win win four to two states, for you to win one for the way that we do in Arabic actually means at the job was Anil had to go past the limit in something to go overboard. They say that
when a woman stops listening, and becomes arrogant and starts acting like the man of the house and beats up the guy, that that actually she's got a lot of otu in her she's way or the sheep, like thrown out the window or something. This is the heart that food is actually unfollowed.
You know, Stan,
Winston for the you know us that want to run away, want to run off. And so the world war two on the floor, one of its meanings is actually on the one hand defiance and arrogance. And on the other hand flight running off. What does that mean? They are as stubborn when they are on offense.
As they are when they're running away from argument with you.
It doesn't matter if they're actually winning or losing, they're not going to change their position. Some of these people have lives describing the most stubborn of the disbelievers. He's not just describing any disbeliever please understand and look at on when the law talks about people who aren't Muslim there are at different levels. They're not all the same, and so on. They're not the same as this surah Allah is describing the most stubborn of them, the ones who don't want to hear a thing, and whether they're winning or losing or to wonderful, whether they're aggressing or winning back. There's their persistence to stay disbelievers does not change that doesn't budge. There were
people who were actually pretty aggressive against Islam. But when Islam became more powerful, and they they said, You know what, let me just take a look at it. Let me just see what they have to offer, even higher than you believe falls in that category. Even though soufiane falls in that category. They had to do but they didn't have no clue when Ford came they weren't there was no modjadji left. There was no stubbornness left, you know? But then there are people who doesn't matter what I am not going to listen to much pride you could have nothing left in your pride is the only thing you're holding on to, you know, and that's the disease that's being described. The other
meaning of new food, however, is hatred.
of food, nephila in Arabic also means hatred. So when you're arming a nurse, or manoukian nurse behold, birth in Russia for one minute can feed to me to be hateful and spiteful. So disbelievers are just hated.
They just hate you. They don't want to hear anything. And they're not going to give this a shot because they filled their hearts with hate. So karnala.
Now, go back to these two criticisms, again, let's get her get an overview. Two rhetorical questions were answered. One was, is this your army are going to tape a tape up against old white man? How bloated? Are you? How confused? Are you? In other words, do you think you're gonna get your safety from somewhere other than
the one who gave you all your risk? The one who created everything with Rama? On the other hand, I don't think you're gonna get provisions from anywhere else. how stubborn Can you be winning or losing, you know, we won't budge. And by the way, this is a mechanic incident. So to bohan describes this incident to Quraysh were very aggressive against the prophets. They were in a position of power, they put the Muslims in boycott. Muslims were living in a cave. They were
sucking off of twigs to survive.
But then the tables are turned lessons, you know, the Han from the sky for Tokyo might
be in your shadows. Wait, wait until the lessons that that Red Cloud dust from the sky were nothing alive was left. People were literally chewing on bones to survive. In NACA people were like looking for insects to eat. That happened in Makkah, they still remain disbelievers, actually, during the time they settled.
just get rid of the punishment, we're ready to believe. As soon as the briefing went away.
They were back in it. So Allah describes that in this this particular idea that you know, won't be people so long as you're provided for you guys remain this way. And even when it's taken away, you have a little bit but it comes back and you go back to your defiance. And this passage then beautifully concludes with a description of their stubbornness with an image here's what you should ponder upon. What What do you need to ponder upon before the bird
and the bird was a symbol kind of the the feature the mortality of life I can't short life is like Allah is holding you alive. You know, watch out for my cabin analogy
is then the one that walks around, continuously falling on his face, we'll keep an eye on our G. McKibben combine Arabic or acaba actually needs to turn down, turn downwards, you get to look downwards, or to be touching the ground even.
You cannot walk in such that that's not what this means. Like you just got your head on the ground, you're walking,
crawl does not paint unrealistic images. The Quran actually paints something imaginable, every time and the purpose of a marathon? Is that something you can relate to? That's one of the functions of it, right? So the purpose of this example of someone who's walking and they keep tripping, and they walk again, and they keep trying keep tripping. And it's almost like I don't know what to do more, walk more or trip more.
Why would somebody do that? Imagine the scenes the scholars have seen, and the people who tried to understand this mythical, started imagining a scenario in which this would be happening. One scenario is it's totally dark, you're walking, you tripped on your face, you get up on your face, again, because you don't know where you're going. Because it's dark. When you're walking on an uneven path, it's Rocky, it's jagad. Every time you take a step, your foot slips you fall again, you take another step, your first steps, you follow him. So one image is that of walking in the dark, the other is of walking in an uneven path. A third image is you're blind,
you're blind, and you don't know what you run into, which is similar to being in the dark right? Now, each of these holds true, a lot closer to a straight path. And even path because you're Latin, so we are calling you to an even path. And that's why the contrast is going to be a medium, she's Serbian, as opposed to the Red Rocks evenly. And actually even means walks on an even path. You could even look at it as above. So as I was describing every other lifestyle as jagged and crooked and you don't know which way you're going and you stumble this way, then you decide to go that when you stumble that way, and you fall on your face that way and you will this when you fall in your
face that way. People keep looking for happiness and list and satisfaction and you know, internal peace, and then turn from one one, you know, stumble to another stumble to another stumble to another tumble. That's what they'll keep on doing. Until they if they could only find an even path to move on, where every time they take a step. They feel like they're making progress, things are getting better than before. You know, obviously the the idea of being on a straight path, the imagery of being on the straight path is the more you traverse it, the more progress you've made. If you're on an uneven path, not a straight path, a crooked path. It doesn't matter how much progress
you made, you don't even know if you went around in circles. You don't know. And by the way, every time you fall on your face, does it hurt.
Yep. And then it hurts more and then it hurts more and your ability to tolerate that pain decreases over time.
ability to move decreases, you might even become impaired. The other images that have been in the dark, which of course Allah calls this religion, not just the straight path, he calls it a new, he calls it light. Blue Mattila No. So that imagery holds true here to the third imagery is that of someone being blind. And of course, you know, the the AMA and double seal are not the same, you know, is the will armor will, Albacete
will go see, the one who was blind and the one who can see are not the same, you cannot compare the two, the one who's blind is going to keep running into stuff. So now is basically saying by the end of this, someone who keeps falling on their face, obviously, because they don't know where they don't see exactly where they're going. They're in the dark, they're blind, or they've chosen an uneven path, which is a stupid thing to do.
If you have a straight path, and you have an uneven path, and you decide to go on the uneven path, then the fact that you're crashing follows your default. Just imagine this scene, there's a straight road, and there's this jagged, crooked thing. I want to go this way.
Okay, if your car's in the ditch, don't call me. You took that road.
So this is mamc. McKibben, he
is a person who's gonna keep falling on his face more guided, they have better guidance, you know, a mom, she's a we accept. Or, as opposed to that the one who walks straight, somebody who walks evenly on us, you know, Mr. Kim, on a remarkably straight path, I say remarkably straight path because it can wind in
a great and amazing straight path.
So now, let me give you a quick overview of this passage.
This passage is actually about what might come very, very quickly. And if you pay attention, I mean, to Memphis sama, the one who's in the sky, we destroy, destroy you in two ways. Do you remember what two ways he might destroy you?
He might sink, you sink you into the earth. That was the first threat? What was the second threat
he might take you out from notice again, Earth sky. Right punishment can come from either one earth or sky. Now if you switch over to the two rhetorical questions, the next two rhetorical questions do you feel safe from the earth? Or do you feel safe from the sky? Now if you skip a couple of hours and go to the next two rhetorical questions?
Is this your army that's gonna help you install rock mine was the army,
the earth will swallow you up, and you think you're gonna bring an army?
You see the correlation?
Excuse me, you're being an army. You won't even have a ground to stand on.
To this way.
And by the way, the only reason the earth is the way it is, is his little one.
She doesn't need to bring an army to destroy you. And he has pulled the ground from under her feet.
The battle ended before it began.
Now remind me go back again. The Earth can swallow you. So there's no point bringing in army because whatever army you bring will stand on the earth. Right? What was the next thing argued?
He might bring you punishment from the sky.
What are you looking for us from again?
somewhere else? Where does this come from?
rain comes from the sky. provision comes from the sky. And if he stops that provision, if he starts bringing punishment to you, instead of just waiting to get whisked from the fact that he's holding the punishment off and keep sending this to you, is his gift.
That's his gift. I'll break the mystery now because the subject has come up. But of course he could be even more arrogant and say we don't need rain. We don't get it anyway. We have some some
convey. Couldn't they could say it right. There is okay, fine. You don't send us rain. Don't send us this from the sky. We'll get it ourselves. We have it already by the end of the solar cooler item in US Bahama. kouwenhoven.
What do you think if your water was to get drowned your water meanings awesome. Now,
if that was to just get swallowed into the earth, it could be my name who's gonna bring clear water to you now?
Are you gonna be looking on mud
is just the way Allah disarms the Quran. And what really just baffles me absolutely baffles me about this passage. I mean, I've given you two things. Now. The first two questions correspond beautifully and complete. The second two questions you see that now right. Now check this out. After the first two questions, unless head Didn't they look at the bird
then to look at the bird sarfati
Yeah, to look at the birds spreading its wings and collapsing its wings. Where do you have to look? This guy?
Then after the next two questions, he asked another question. He said the one who keeps falling on his face, is he more guided except the one who walks straight. Walking or falling on your face is an image of
sky Earth. So how
it keeps corresponding between those two images, the sky and the earth, the earth in the sky, the sky in the earth and the earth in the sky, but then also there's just wind blowing, absolutely mind blowing. You know, since I did give this dose recently, I will tell you, some of you were here, it's a good reminder for you walking straight
as opposed to, you know, as opposed to, compared to the bird. Actually, we have three images the bird walking straight and falling on your face, right? These are images that are mentioned elsewhere in the Quran to particularly the two extremes, the one who walks on his face or falls on his face and the one who walks straight. This is one place you'll find is a sutra Lara
sutala rafiu find for masala huka methylene calb.
Right. And he's the dog is constantly updated. The imagery is that of the one who is inclined towards the earth. And he's actually even described like a snake friend Salah caminhar Athena who is enough and Salah Caminha, he slithered out of the signs of Allah, like the snake has his face to the ground, just like that. So it's almost like describing the snake. But then he says below shipping a lot of fat now who have you wanted we could have raised him. And when you raise the creature, the human being what happens he walks upright. So the moon has exactly the same image from in Houma. Yep, Sheila botany, a long run. It's not before Knights mean whom, among people are those who walk
on their belly, it's actually imagery.
When we are buying, you know, an average line, you have people who walk on all on Tuesday. So people are compared to be in the States, people who walk on their face, people who walk upright. And by the way, when people walk upright, they can actually look up
when people are on floors on their face that they can't look up. So all the imagery that came before, look at the sky, look at the sky again, you know, look at the bird, you can look at the bird if you keep falling on your face, you'd have to at least be standing up straight. So the imagery of walking on a straight path, being on the path of Islam. standing upright, being upright is also one of being able to see the world around you and not be immersed in worldly things, material things, looking down all the time means you're just engrossed in your own greed and you don't see anything else. From a style point of view, I'll show you that we are now even though from a pseudo point of
view, we're almost at the end of the solar. This is the 22nd if there are three more sections left so this these last few islands are broken up, even though they're very few ion. They're broken up into three sections. Okay? And I'll show you that soon. But I'll tell you something amazing from a style point of view is so remarkable. The one who walked straight on my young she's been I lost a lot of stalking, who's the primary case study of someone who walks straight and stands even the and walk straight on the straight path. Also, I thought was amazing. It was so awesome. Now that watch this, from the beginning of the surah I'll just read the last words. Last phrases well who couldn't
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I'll just say the last word. Listen again.
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At what I'm arguing is the half point of the surah. The last I have the half point of this breaks the hours, wasted hours and switches to a meme. And that particular phrase is a reference to our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
My Yoshi Sabina la Salatin whose name begins with me too, anyway, well, but anyway, that's something else that's
not too far. Okay, so now go back
Check this out. From here on till the end of the surah Allah will talk to him.
Corn, corn, Hakuna Cole, Cole Cole.
He referred to His Messenger. And from then on, they ain't even worth talking to. I'm going to talk to my messenger Salallahu alaihe Salam suku
How's he doing?