Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delivers a valuable lecture pertaining to Surah Al Mulk. This lecture encompasses two Ayats from this Surah.
We are acquainted with the fact that whatever is suspended in the unfathomable skies is held by the Almighty who is watching everything. If someone is deprived of His assistance and support, no one will be able to help him. If He deprives someone of sustenance, no one will be able to sustain him.
Those who lead their lives while remaining a slave to their desires will never reach the real goal. This will be achieved by only those who remain on the right path. The Almighty has endowed people with the faculties of sight, hearing, and reasoning so that people can remain on the right path by using them. But very few people understand the worth of such favors.
The Prophet ﷺ is told by Allah SWT to inform the disbelievers that only Allah knows when the Day of Judgement will come and that he himself has no knowledge of its time of arrival; he has only been sent to warn them about it and not to inform them about its time of arrival. However, when the Day does arrive, the faces of the disbelievers will turn mangled and disfigured with gloom.
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So inshallah we're going to now look at the second half of skeletal milk It is made up of three very brief sessions. The fourth session is that which we are entering now, if four section rather of the surah is only made up of two, these are called hula de unshackle. takamasa. Our lazareva Galena Mata Sharon, will who
are de la Hito Sharon these two IR to inshallah Tada, we're going to look at how these two are not only form a section by themselves, notice that the second half all of it is a series of commandments of the prophet to see a number of multiple things Cole, Cole, Cole, Cole, Cole, and then some interspersed in between, but they actually make up three, you can say subject matters, the first of them, these two are bunched together, because what we just learned about in the previous section, which was when you know, how people shouldn't feel safe, and how, what are they going to bring in front of a lot anyway? And why don't they reflect? Now the Prophet is being told they're not even
worthy of being addressed directly, you should talk to them now. It's almost as though one degree of mercy has been taken away from them, that a lot addressing them directly. And now allow doesn't want to dignify them, but by addressing them directly. You go talk to them now. You will tell them as you go tell them, he's going to tell them what they should have taken advantage of, to be able to, you know, to not pose becomes as defiant as they've become. So it begins with cold, who under the shower can tell them. He's the one who know, and shall come say karma Kaku, he's the one who created you. My argument once again is if I meant to say Hanako, Lacan, he said on Shahrukh Khan, which is a
different word. So let's understand what Nishan means. Not sure if Arabic means Shabbat, what about it means to be youthful and to sprout and to rise.
And to grow. He actually helped you mature, he helped you become strong, and youthful and strong. And he made you powerful and enabled. These are the these are the implications, he allowed you to grow. He allowed you to grow. So he's talking in a figurative sense about how Makkah grew into a city from just a spring coming out of the water, how it became the center of the Arab economy, how they are allowed to, you know, blossom and continue to blossom in in a civilization that has no regard for Law and Order. And yet they still enjoy peace and prosperity, they can appreciate that you are safe. So he allowed you to become strong and mature and prosper. And he allowed you to
continue to grow. But even as individuals lysing as human humanity, he's saying he turned each of you into young people like you, you know, our actual life, if you think of it in terms of consciousness, you know, until we're about teenagers, even in our teen years, we're not really fully aware of ourselves, right? Where our emotions run awry. And we do and this is why for uncle's Ebola, he reached the most intense part of his age, right to the teenage years are called a should which is, you know, a severe intensity. So your anger is intense. Your laughter is intense. You're you like a girl lol, I'm gonna die if I don't marry her kind of intense. And if you don't get this car,
you're gonna die. And, you know, there's lots of things that can kill you when you're a teenager, like not being able to go to a party not getting the next version of Grand Theft Auto or, you know, whatever else, right? If anybody else has an iPhone six plus, and you have an iPhone three, oh my god.
You might as well just jump out the window, you know, so because you should die. So everything is intense. But then we become a little bit more mature in our youthful years is actually beyond the teenage years when you start becoming fully self aware. And from then to the age where you're basically going to not be very self conscious, Kayla.
You reach an age of singularity where you
You're not gonna know stuff even though you used to know it before. Right? monarchists who fill
him will say, we start deteriorating them, you know, aging them backwards, you know, or making them more like children again. So old people will become very stubborn, they'll forget things easily, they'll become very emotional, etc, etc. and physically they become less and less able as well. So really your mature years are just very few in between 40 maybe 30 years, whatever it is, that where you really have full capability physically, intellectually, emotionally, you're in control of yourself and you can actually accomplish right this is actually unshackle he gave you that mature patch of your life and in a sense in shot means that Okay, so we'll have the unshackled and somehow
we'll Uppsala will have either and he installed or put in place for you hearing ability the ability to perceive and see and passionate hearts it's interesting that from hearing and seeing we're not taken straight to the mind
hearing seeing and thinking well Jana Docomo sama sama Kula
he gave you hearing he gave you seeing and he gave you minds? Nope. He gave you hearing he gave you seen and he gave you hearts why we talked about this before the hearing and seeing should lead you to intellectual conclusions, which are intellectual conclusions should lead you to spiritual growth.
Right your thoughts should lead you to emotions, to maturity, emotions, and alum makes that transition here again, these cross comparisons are very beautiful in the Quran, some are absolved of either and then some some of us will say and either be manual or con la, la la la labia Illa shots and
the word of EDA does not come in the meaning of mines, except very, very rarely in Arabic the common usage and without fee Konami saw a lot of the IOD came in the language of the majority of the Arabs. It didn't come in the rear meaning so if you open up like a dishonorable forest, one of those lexicons and you find what shad van Caledonia coluna be man, can it be manaka Takata. Sometimes it was used this way. That is not the meaning of the Quran. The Quran uses a word in its dominant most common usage, like what everybody would have got when they heard it. And whatever you would have would have got when they heard it when they hear the word for odd is a passionate heart and intense
heart. You know, it comes from the word Fudd. As a verb for either LACMA or Lachman for EEG, it actually means roasting, or a piece of flesh that is that that is boiled on flame, there's roasted on a flame. And it's the image of a heart that's full of emotion and is burning up. Like if someone's passionately in love, they have a facade. If they're passionately hateful to someone, they have a fraud, if they're, like insanely committed to something, they have a fraud, if they're terribly scared of something, they have a facade, if they're really grieved, they have, like normal emotions and normal states of your heart is a cold, but an intense state of your emotions is your
facade, and we're learning something against the very powerful in the Quran, your your thought process, if it's mature, you're summer and upside, you listen to a message, you looked at what it was asking you to look at your thought about it, you arrived at these conclusions. Once you have genuinely arrived at the conclusions of Islam, you will put your whole heart into it. It's not going to be some casual affair. It's going to be your either that are going to be involved in it, you know, you've your your mind is settled on us and your heart is going to be constantly intensified. What we're learning is, you know, if your religious affiliation is emotional only, right, you heard
some very inspiring Koba, and you got emotionally riled up and you decided you're going to start praying again, if you don't feed your mind. If you don't feed your reflection, thought and you mature in your understanding of that religion, that fever, eemaan fever that you've experienced, what's going to happen to it, it's gonna wear off, it's gonna die down. But if you continue to feed your mind, you continue to reflect, ponder, learn, grow in your religion, intellectually, your emotional commitment, your spiritual commitment to Islam will become more and more stable, and will be you'll be able to be passionate about your religion, far more than if the summer and upside were
not there. The article wasn't there. The thinking piece of it was not there, you know, our human is and let me give you some visuals. Even though I don't have a chart here. Let me give you some visuals. Eamon, we all know our faith goes up and down. Our faith, it goes up and down. Some are good days or bad days. All of us have them. There are no exceptions. You know, and we wish most days were like the few days we have a few good days, right? We wish all of them were like that. But here's the thing though. There's two aspects of our faith. There's conviction absolute. I'm convinced this is the truth. There's conviction.
And then there's the emotional attachment
Emotional and the emotional attachment comes and goes,
you know, you have you know, you have a dad, his name is this, that's my Dad, you're convinced.
You feel attached to your dad once in a while. It hits you once in a while, the knowledge of it is always sitting there. But it's that knowledge should lead to certain emotional conclusions that comes and goes, isn't that the case? And sometimes all you have to be told is that your dad?
Now that is something you already knew. And you could turn around and say, Actually, I never thought of it that way.
You did. That is your dad. But you know what telling you something you already know, which is called a reminder sometimes helps not your mind, but your heart.
The crown is called Vicar reminder. The Quran almost always tells us most of the things we already know.
It tells us to worship a lot to be grateful to him to be mindful of this stuff we know or don't know. We do know. But these, this information can sit somewhere in the back shelf in your mind and you're not conscious of it. And you're not thinking through it. And it's not driving your everyday life.
When it's brought to life when you're reminded by it rejuvenates and refreshes. Now, when you're absolutely convinced when you when you reach a level of conviction this please try and understand this because I feel this is one of the core problems in the oma today. From what I can tell a lot while
I believe that a huge number of young people in this oma and even I would include some some good generation of older people in this oma, were never given a good grounding on why they're Muslim.
They were never given a good orientation intellectually, to think through to listen to why are we Muslim, other than my parents are Muslim.
So they never had an intellectual Foundation, there was no sunlight absorbed, that led to I pondered, I reflected and I arrived at this.
So even if they are religiously observing me a lot of word them, it's an emotional attachment, but not an intellectual one, you understand what I'm saying? Now, when someone comes along, and starts challenging, challenging the intellectual foundations of their faith,
someone comes along and give some philosophical argument. They watch some YouTube video that says Quran has contradictions, or the Prophet did this or that, or the other sallallahu alayhi wasallam what happens to their faith,
it starts shaking. And they are told if you just make lots of drama, and you pray, and you go in Ramadan, this will be the problem will be solved. When you ask someone to pray and reflect, and, and fast and all of that. These are exercises that strengthen your heart. But the problem this person had was not a problem that was in their heart. The problem was where their mind the intellectual Foundation was not laid, they were not given the chance to think through why they are a believer. The Koran asks you to arrive at this conclusion through reflection, it's asked about the role in Allah, Allah will see rotten, calling to allow an open insight. I want you to arrive at this after
having thoroughly thought through it, even if we are generations of Muslims. Even if we're generations of Muslims, we are at an age now more than ever before, where we have to prepare our next generation to view to be able to answer the question in a more than satisfactory way for themselves. Why am I Wilson?
And if the answer is because my mom told me, because my dad wants me to be, because that's what they said. That's not gonna last. I've met more than my fair share of young, very intelligent Muslims, who were memorizing the Quran when they were younger. When to Sunday schools and Islamic schools, they had a good religious upbringing and have nothing to do with the faith now, even though there is pretty good.
They can tell you what breaks her make sure although they can tell they read compared to schools of thought. They can tell you, you know, the monastic of Hodge, they can recite a couple of suitors off the top of their head even booklet on Allah and Ron, but they don't believe in God.
What's missing? How does that happen? Because when you say that this faith is only ritual, and this the if you just worship the spiritual be taken care of. This is not only a spiritual faith, it's a summer we'll observe.
And then all of
that foundation has to be there. Now when that foundation is there, that doesn't mean you're a woman, or that you're set. That just means you won't fall into doubt again.
Yeah, at least you won't fall into doubt. So that minimum baseline has been met when somebody criticizes or says something about the dinner won't shake you because you know how to respond. Now. You know how to stand on your feet. These these arguments don't rattle you rather, people who talk to you get rattled. You don't get rattled, they get rattled. It flips the equation, you know,
because the truth is always on the offensive false it should be on the on the run. Truth is a weapon false it is the victim. Allah says it bashes its brains out truth bashes false
fired Babu bashes at scullin It's a violent killing of false that's the image in the Quran. So that's that's the baseline. Now above that baseline doesn't mean you're a great believer Are you crying every Salah because crying and Salah is an act of what?
I'm the heart. But when that base foundation is there and you're reflecting and thinking deeply allowed me to score on such that when you reflect on it, it starts affecting What? The hearts that's why the two is in the Quran, where Allah complains about reflection to it in the Quran, Allah complains about reflection, it's incredible alfalah who are on well Academy in India, at least lady know what to do fears can often kathira one of them is about the intellectual base.
Don't they reflect deeply on the Quran? Have they done so? Had it been had it been from other than a lot they would have found contradictions in it.
The idea of finding consistency versus contradiction is not a spiritual exercise. It is an intellectual exercise. You are now absolutely convinced this is the word of God. You have passed that baseline
then reflection on Quran on top of that, if Allah tada Bernal Allah, Allah COVID. UK follow her don't reflect on the Quran or the hearts to have their own locks placed on them. are they struggling, the hearts aren't moving, meaning the reflection on the Quran will give you that baseline that you're convinced this is this is God's word. And on top of that, now, your emotional bond with Allah will increase. That's that's that's the restoration of our faith at a large scale that we have to bring about at a large global scale. We have to restore reflection on the Koran so people can restore their confidence and the last book, why do I talk about the style of the Quran?
Why am I telling you these either organized symmetrically, look at these twice and this and he said this? Then I said, Oh, why am I telling you that and I'm not even reading this stuff into Sears guys. I'm researching this stuff myself thinking about it, discussing with scholars thinking about it. And I find it absolutely mesmerizing. I don't care if you find a quote, quote or not. I think it's absolutely mind blowing. it's mind blowing that somebody could speak like this. And you don't consider the Word of God. This is an oral tradition. How do you organize it like that? How do you make parallels like this and organized and i'm saying is broken up into six sections, sections. And
this section has this beginning and that ending. The Prophet Intelsat is AutoSum. He just recited it.
He just recited it. It's got 30 I got so 20 Hassan iron. That's it simple. Well, when you look at it from a linguistics point of view, from a literary point of view, from a construction point of view, you know, from the wisdom point of view, every one of those points of view just deals to you. Word of God, man, this is like, there's too much this can't be human. This is way too much. I give up. And you know, if somebody says but I already believe, what do you have to convince me over again? I already believe I say no. Whoo. Every single time you refresh that conviction, it affects you not just intellectually.
It was your commitment spiritually.
It was a real appreciation for a lot. Even more appreciation for Quran. It puts in my heart I want to learn more. Yeah, Allah, what else do you have in your book?
What else are we missing out on?
You know, I feel I feel like just as insignificant pebble doesn't know anything. You get humbled before Allah's word, and how magnificent it is. Honestly, guys, I've been studying a monk for a few weeks now. Right? And I've been studying Quran for 15 years. But I've been studying look for the last couple of weeks and every day, I don't know anything. Whoa, I didn't know that. I didn't know Whoa, how the yo la. Okay, gotta go pray. You know, and that's that all of the book of Allah needs to be restored. that emotion itself is powerful. And Allah says you should appreciate the beauty of the sky with stars. And we still can appreciate the beauty of the Immaculate eye out of Quran That's
If the if Allah is creation of the skies, you can easily see what makes it beautiful, his own his own words, we shouldn't be able to see why they're beautiful. We shouldn't explore beauty in them. You know, this is a very valid and very powerful exercise anyway, who under the john unshackle, he gives you full energy and grew you and made you strong. When john Milliken was somehow one of either he gave you the ability to hear visions. Notice summit is singular. absorber is plural. And it is plural. It's amazing that he does that every time. He doesn't say well, I'm sorry. Oh, he doesn't say vasavada he says that uncertainty bla bla
so my name
is Alec. You know, an observer of the incredible thing is the message that everybody will hear is the same.
Do you hear it?
The same cron it's the same voice. But everybody's looking at it differently.
Every some people are looking at the protozoan hatefully. Some people are looking at him aggressively. Some people are looking at him fearfully. Somebody you're looking at it with a neutral point of view. physically speaking, I am talking to you in this room, you guys are all sitting in different chairs. The angle with which you see me is the same or different.
These are different views of the song. But the voice you hear is what
even physically points of view are different. But the hearing is all the same as somehow when absorbed. And even in a figurative sense, your point of view, what you take in from what you when you hear Koran, what I take in, when I perceive what I think about what I reflect on, I think about this, there are people standing in prayer, The Mamas reciting or people internalizing the same way.
Coming from whatever point of view, they come from whatever bus or they come, whatever basilar they come from, they're gonna hear something else. There's a guy next to me crying his face off, and the guy the other side is scratching his beard.
They're not the same. And you know why their eyes see different things, because their eyes are directly connected to their hearts. And the hearts are in different places when Effie de
Cadena matters, how little or how incredibly little you show gratitude. Cadena ma y is actually lethargic
and often carnelian does not actually discriminate escuela Colleen and that's for Joomla Kareena ma the spoon. Oh my god, how little how pathetically insignificant. Your sense of gratitude is how little your gratitude is. Now when Allah mentions gratitude, we should think about what blessing that he gave that I should be grateful for. And usually he'll say things like water, food, sustenance, life, be grateful. Great. What are we being grateful for in this ayah
Allah Kusama, Hola, Tara on Africa, your ability to hear your ability to perceive and for your heart to be moved by the truth is a great gift of God, how little you are grateful for that gift. You know, when you're not grateful for something when you don't use it, you trash it, you don't take care of it.
I buy somebody a gift, I buy them a beautiful book,
I come around their kid is doing crayons on it.
They're not grateful for what I gave them, because they're not using it the way I was hoping they would use it. That's what you call them gratitude. And gratitude isn't just, you don't just say thank you. Thank you for this book. And then
you see, thank you. It doesn't mean anything. I gave you something that I was hoping you would put to use a certain way. Allah gave these faculties to you. The only way you can be grateful for hearing seeing and the passionate heart is not Yala, Alhamdulillah summary Well, I'm sorry. We'll have either alarm shall have an alarm.
Thank you God for listening, caring, and hearts. Time for my you know, season 325 episodes, there's gonna be a long night.
He gave me these gifts for them to use where he wants you to.
That's how you show gratitude. This is this is no different kind of gratitude. It's not even gratitude for the physical things you and I enjoy. It's gratitude for the humaneness. He allowed us to have the ability to return to our fifth law photo journal bizarre when you can bring your eye gaze back and you can go back to look at things the way you should. So Pamela,
one thing I didn't even tell you.
Now, Okay, you know what I'll tell you.
So he said,
look back, look back again. Look back and look back again.
Every passage, he gives us something to look at in the sky. And then look back again at the earth and the sky and look back again at the earth and the sky and look back again at the earth. So cool.
So that that original precedent that was set setting the sutra he makes you live it as you live this is you recite the surah and you think about this surah you actually live up to the ayah Subhana Allah anyway, so Amina Mata scrutiny when the Vitara can fill out Allah He is the one who How do I translate this law on the earth?
Let me tell you what vada means. Oh man,
there are they say is kathira comb fill are the major multitudes on the earth. Well, I can have the whole Manisha
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alone in in lbr Rajan on a ashia boo.
They say in Arabic one of the fundamental meanings of the verb
Ira is for something to become great white to become withered and old to mature in age. What was the previous IRA cold who led unshackle He made you youthful and strong and this ayah he says he made you go white
white haired Vera calm fill out the image you Olden withered man and he could have used any word for spreading this out National Conference of the by the way darabi manda psychedelic spread you out, but spread you out along with the meaning of spread you out and letting you grow old.
He spreads you out and sold you and disseminated you on the earth. That also by the way comes in the meaning of banana,
banana to sow into the earth. He made you grow old and wide and then planted you back into the earth.
This is one of the
one of the hell
he so he spread you on the earth. He lets you grow own on the earth and he puts you down into the earth. By the way in these two is the entire lifespan of the human being. unshackle he got you to a level where you're mature. Once you are mature you can truly use what faculties a summer will absorb one of either so little you're grateful and that's why when a person which is right the middle of their mature age when they reach hodeida Bella or Marina Santa Clara lava BZ en Ashkelon, aromatic. That's why master empower me that I be grateful to you. That's the brown right at the middle of 40 years. We've already spent 20 years of your youth you have 20 some years left, and then you're a
little bit old man, you're done. So you're right at the middle point. Yeah, LA is half half time in the game.
Let me let me do good now. And that half that law is for the people who are coming after you and half of it is for the people before you. You know. So he says Laila Walia and Nehemiah and Lottie and Anna Anna, yada, yada, yada. Okay, let me take care of the past. And now why, what else? Luckily, he will react to what's coming ahead, my next generation, fix them up for me. So hon Allah, what an amazing drawing right up to half point in the game, right in the middle. And so here he says, he's the one who gave you that youthful stage. He's the one who's going to take you all the way to old age, and then put you back into the earth. And by the way, what's the only thing coming
after he puts you into the earth,
you're gonna be pulled out of the earth. We're in a heater showroom. This is actually another mechanical motor all over again.
You're going to be brought back to him once again. This was our section four. By the way. This whole this just seems quiet. It summarizes everything and summarizes basically why you shouldn't be you don't have much time to change your stubbornness. And your normal judge You're too young for all of it needs to go. You know, the rules that you've been provided the ultimate rules that you've been provided actually is some sort of either fix yourselves up. Now we go to section five. They were told now Life is short. Get your act together. You're going to be grazed before a lot. You're going to be herded to Sharon By the way, you are going to be herded before God and hasha is done only for
animals in Arabic Tajima own yesterday
to Sharon. Sharon. This is actually only for animals the dog.
we're gonna be herded like animals. What either Whoo hoo show her Sheila
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you're my age Matt. Welcome Leo man jammer. So when Allah describes people being herded like animals on Judgement Day, he uses caution. When people are being gathered in a dignified way that he uses jungle, the difference between them.
They were a lot already described. By the way what he took Sharon, if you don't get your act together, you're going to be herded back towards him. And you're going to be treated like animals has there been a reference that people are acting or being treated as animals before? Remember Shaheed and the murals
that were that were already mentioned before. So there's an illusionary reference to that now we're in section five they respond. disbelievers then respond, well, who
was a What is this promise? What promise that you're gonna be taken back? You're gonna be very dark in quantum Saudi thing. If in fact, all of you are telling the truth from an unknown incoterm Gemma saw that in the prophets I saw them as one prophet.
Why are they saying what is this promise going to happen if all of you are telling the truth in this ayah is a very clear indication that the Prophet is not the only one who speaks on behalf of Islam. salallahu alayhi wasallam if he was the only one who spoke on behalf of Islam, we would be saying we have Hulu now Mata has a lot to do in Contessa Deacon.
When is this promise going to be fulfilled? If in fact you're telling the truth if you're truthful, he says if all of you are truthful meaning every single companion became an ambassador of Islam
every single companion this leads me to a very important consideration that all of you should be very very much aware of. Of course this is a sarcastic question What is this going to happen this promise of yours on your promises is going to happen Really? When
understand something about the Sahaba
you know when the the five prayers were revealed much later, later in Morocco
and even then the openly praying was very difficult. So most for most of them I can error we prayed and secret because when you prayed openly What happened? We got tortured. Okay. What are some other Islamic laws zakaat
that came earlier came later. It came later fasting did that come earlier? That came later? It came later hijaab that came earlier came later and oh my god, the the halal and haram foods and how you slaughter an animal that came earlier came later. Most of what we consider Islamic law came later.
in Macau, you don't have a job. in Macau most of the time. You don't have five daily prayers, most of it in Macau you don't have even the prohibition against alcohol.
in Macau, you don't have laws extensive laws about Riba you don't have inheritance law. You don't have divorce law you don't have fasting in the month of Ramadan.
question is what do you have? It's pretty easy Islamic law.
To do everything we have to do.
Yet we ironically say that Makkah was much harder than Medina
to be Sarah a Sabu Sabu Michael mcara Moon they're the first and the foremost they are the ones brought closest to a lot they did the most sacrifices and you're sitting there in Lahore, going akademische killer. I had to first 30 days.
You know, I have a much harder time
didn't have the Sharia laws now much of most of it didn't have. So what makes them so awesome. You know what makes them so awesome. You go as a young or old, whether you're blonde, or you're Abubakar or you're a man or your nest hub, you go in front of Amazon
and say a man has under the hood
man in a cafe Luna in Luffy roof and coffee room. Gen Con nl cafe Luna Illa foo A man has interviews
of a young shimo cabin Alhaji aka
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they're beating them up COO, COO,
COO, COO, coo coo coo
they all spoke out. And when you speak on an MCI it comes at a consequence.
It comes out of price. Following the law is actually much easier. speaking out on behalf of the Quran in Makkah
is not like giving a politically correct, ladies and gentlemen, please come down. Let me tell you something nice sweet about Islam. ease you into this. Maybe I shouldn't say this. Some of the biggest thugs sitting there three times my size are there. They're gonna beat the life out of me. Did that happen? Did they beat the life of those Sahaba over and over again. Dude, if you're not a Muslim, you're wishek and you're proud of being crushed. And you hate these out. You're gonna beat somebody up.
They beat people over much less by the way.
Much less than this fights broke out. This is outright offensive.
Cuz it's not, you know, been honest speaking. But actually the words aren't belaz Milan himself humble slave. But the words coming out of him are the words of a powerful master. And the way a master speaks and the way a slave speaks are worlds apart. And yet the slave is told to say the words of the master.
You know, you know, they say don't hate the messenger. They do.
Because they don't believe him to be a messenger. They believe those words to be his own.
Everyone talk to me like that. No, it's not me. It's a lot. Yeah, I'll show you.
I'll show you. You know, this is what makes these this this way in quantum cytopenias important if all of you are telling the truth.
They couldn't be one beading two meetings, three meetings, they're all keep saying they're all in unison. They're all reciting the Quran and spreading the Quran. The biggest trouble in Morocco was not they were calling for Sharia law
because there wasn't an
There wasn't any was they were just proliferating a message and asking people to think and saying you're not using yours. You're not using your eyes, your hearts are sealed shut. That's what got them in trouble.
Subhana Allah, what an incredible generation. That's what you call not caring about consequences, you know, when.
And when they do ask this kind of question, what should you go back and say, in no manner anymore in the law,
the knowledge only belongs to Allah. They don't say in law. In the law, it's knowledge belongs to a law. They say knowledge itself belongs to a law, we don't decide what to share with you and not share with you. Because that's not our property. A law tells us wants to say and we just say it, and the profits are limited told directly you begin you as their teacher begin by saying, I have no ownership over knowledge, called Mangala, what an incredible universal statement for anyone who will ever study this religion. To never lose sight of the fact that knowledge itself isn't our property. We don't it's not even appropriate to say things like he has a lot of knowledge. He possesses a lot
of knowledge, it's not even appropriate. In the law in the mosque, Hassan, Hassan, Hassan knowledge only truly belongs to Allah.
Na, na, na, na, na, na lantana we have no knowledge whatsoever except whatever you've allowed us to learn whatever you've taught us. That's it. You know? So in number nine, when the law they say, actually, we know a lot more than you, but that still doesn't mean we know much. What didn't you body chose to tell us? We know what he didn't? He didn't. And by the way, when it's going to happen is unclear. But let me tell you what is clear in an interview movie? No, I am not all I am is a clear Warner. I'm giving very clear and clarifying warning. I cannot tell you when it's coming, I can definitely tell you what's coming, though. I can definitely tell you what's coming in. Another
theorem will be that again, the use of the word net here to remind people don't wait till the day where you're going to be saying, john and
making things very clear. If you want to if you want to have legitimate questions, I'll clarify. You can argue rhetorically, if he's so clear, why can't he clarify when it's coming?
Right. He will only clarify that which is worthy of clarifying. There are going to be there is such a thing as stupid questions. There is such a thing. There's such a thing as questions that are meant to derail the conversation. And when those questions come, attribute knowledge to a line move on knowledge only belongs to Allah, I can only give you what I've been authorized to give you.
Beyond that isn't my place
well I'm Allahu Allahu Allahu be a new jeebus who Allah humbly Joon Latina and ask enough Emirati him, but Allah, stiff hum, and walk the dog, Rico de la ciudad Hakim, Allah deliberately decided not to respond to them.
And say I know it and I'm not going to tell you.
Or it's on this day, he deliberately decided to say, even dignify the question and say, so that Muslims would learn forever and ever and ever. Whenever such questions are asked, they should say knowledge belongs with Allah. By the way, this is a learning principle for Muslims, for all of us. There are certain things Allah didn't tell us in the Quran, there are certain things he just didn't tell us.
And there are certain things he did tell us and there are certain things he told us, but not quite. He decided to keep some of it. Open some of it quiet. He didn't elaborate.
When the Lord decides not to tell us something
as very clear that he doesn't want to tell us what it is that we should we do.
Just leave it.
Don't dig. Don't try to find out. He's testing to see whether you're going to go down the route of asking useless questions. He wants you to train yourself into letting go of all the information. You don't have to know everything you just have to know beneficial things. Aloha, my name is Luca elmen nafion. I'm asking you for knowledge that benefits not just all knowledge, I don't need Allah has all knowledge allows all knowledge. I have to curve I have to guide my curiosity to what is beneficial. This is why it gets a little too philosophical. But I think it's relevant to mention here in shoreline. We're at the tail end of this section.
The difference between knowledge and thinking is critical. The difference between knowledge and thinking absolutely critical. Knowledge is blind. You can learn knowledge from any book. You can learn knowledge like information, you can learn information from any book,
the surah if you notice, it didn't emphasize learning.
It actually emphasized hearing, seeing and thinking thinking
thought process. What it does is it refines the what you're going to think about and what questions you're going to ask. When you become a good thinker, you develop smarter questions, more relevant questions.
And as you develop more relevant questions, you will only seek answers for that, which is relevant to your question. Right? Now, if you don't have the right thought process, then you can ask all kinds of questions. You can ask questions like matahari do in other words, when is this gonna happen?
You can sit there and ask, well, nowadays Muslims can ask when is the Mandy coming?
I think should be like a 18 month turnaround. Now, any day now? I think all the signs are here. I think, you know,
I started my dream. I'm not sure if that was a movie, or
I think it should be around the corner.
You know, I think the jobs here already. I think he's in New Jersey. Like,
why? Why do you have to know? You know what that illustrates? You don't know how to think about the
Quran. The Quran is not against curiosity, but it is against pointless curiosity.
pointless curiosity is extremely critical.
is not the Quran doesn't want to answer all your questions. It doesn't.
Some people write me emails and say, how come the Quran doesn't answer scientific questions of our day if it's timeless.
Because it didn't come to satisfy the curiosity of scientists.
It came to satisfy the curiosity of those who are seeking to understand their purpose in life.
And when they seek to understand purpose in life, and find guidance and counsel, they will find what they're looking for. Ask away.
It's not there for any other curiosity.
I couldn't I couldn't emphasize this point enough. Because today, even in Islamic Studies, I have to discriminate. Sometimes people get even interfere. Sometimes when reading a book or Tafseer book, and the scholars describing will reward them. We're discussing the people of the cave, and they're talking exhaustively about whether it was a great dog or a black dog, or did they have spots or not?
I don't care if his name was Bowser. Or you know, Rufus
is a dog or something else am I emphasized? You see what I'm saying? What was the minister's wife's name? insert yourself? How old was she? Did they ever get married? What happened to them?
really seriously? If I wanted you to know, he would have told you
Moreover, if his prophet wanted you to know he would have told you and if this was a smart question, so how about asked
forgot to leave it alone. Leave it alone.
We love all the things the Quran didn't say.
It's so awesome. We love the things Allah didn't say. And we pay almost no attention to what he did say.
is so dumb.
This is this is why I love the iPhone, not archelon Don't you think? falaya Hulu
Don't you know? You don't need to know you need to think first. Once you learn to think you'll know the right things.
And if you can think straight, you don't have to have all the knowledge you'll still be fine. If you have a lot of knowledge but you can't think you're in trouble. But if you have very little knowledge but you can think clearly you can be a farmer or a taxi driver you'll be fine. You'll be fine because you know how to think Subhanallah
anyhow, the last line of this passage, but I'm not certain when finally they will have seen it finally because the mandatory rocky okay and the stumbling mode he used the past tense when they saw it meaning when they see it and it is as good as they have already seen it The future is coming but Consider it done. This is why they say a Nordine Anna who saw the rune Amanda Murphy body when there's no doubt about it gonna happen then you don't say Phantom morona usafl Amara Oh,
when they finally see it, and it's gonna happen zufrieden wolferton acaba de la jolla mansarda Donna in the firing with akademin FICO vanilla shake solfa means when something comes face to face, it approaches you it becomes intimately close with you. This is all fun. Okay, something that's very, very close for you to get a first hand look at something when they see it come face to face. What are they going to see come face to face, the promise, the promise and which part of the promise will we'll see see at Woodrow hula the NACA photo the faces of those who have disbelieved are gonna be miserable. They're gonna be hideously ugly. Their faces are gonna look mangled. Like they're gonna
nasty looking faces when they see what's coming.
So why? Because when you look at the word CR, CR comes from the Arabic word so and so I mean the corpse, and so on what you are seeing and what who is actually used when you see something so disgusting your face becomes disgusted, and it looks its worst. When we look at something disgusting it actually starts reflecting your disgust on your facial expressions. And that's the attitude you will live in a car photo. Notice before law was talking about the eyes being exhausted, the eyes being turned back, and now it's actually extended to the entire face, you know, so see a todo Latina cafaro
and you know, houfy McCann in visual 14. Also wolferton is used as a verb also, meaning when they see it at a place what's that's come really close to them. Like Allah says elsewhere while Buddha visa to Jackie mollema era when the roaring flame and the roaring you know, aggressive fire is going to be brought forward for anybody to see. Some say that we're allowed to have
a villa that our faces are going to look overshadowed like there's no light on their faces and they're overcome with humiliation for see oh own in Cabo ha, yes. Whom, for whom say you own.
This, it's gonna it's going to give an ugliness to their faces. Then they say Wi Fi has a southern Valley colada bufalo hora la him. Like I said before, they're gonna find it very disturbing to see the punishment and it's going to be very clear from their face. Well, you know, CFO, Valentina cafaro. Now, as they look at this punishment, Mattila, so when they see it, and their faces are looking like that, it will be set to them. And it will be set to them harder, the comb Tomita down, this is the very thing that used to be asking for their own is to their own in the mobile form is that down, so that when they come in one meaning in the Arabic language, to ask for something and to
ask aggressively for something, so that also means to claim right to make a claim, but in the old meaning of Arabic that their own is also not just about making a claim. It's also about asking for something aggressively. Okay.
Obama, and Robin obala. Anita domina de Luna, was the star Gina be who really wanted to come quickly. You didn't you say Mata has been? Isn't that what you were asking for? When you say when is it coming? It's like you're saying bring it already? Just like when your kids say, hey, what is the pizza coming? You're saying? Let it come now? Is it coming in the next five minutes, you want it to come quickly? So they're asking for it to come very, very quickly. And Allah says when you see it, then you'll be told this is what you were asking for, isn't it? This is the next this is the second time the sarcasm is coming into Sula. It already came before when they were faced with punishment.
And the law said k for kalenna d k for cannon Akira How was it? You like it? And now he says isn't this thing you're asking for? This? Is it isn't it? Here you go. You place the order. Now it's been delivered? hasn't he come to me he took it down. Now. I want to share with you in Sharla. Just a couple of quick things about this passage. The previous one was very easy. I told you there was a direct correspondence between young age and old age. You know unshot acumen Villa calm and that's how those two are tied together. If you look at these IOD this conversation, the first thing here was they say when is this promise going to be fulfilled? And of course, when you ask a question,
then you give an answer. And there are two answers actually, the first answer the Prophet should give the prophets answer is in number l en De La Hoya in nama Anna.
And the second answer is, by the way, the best answer to this question, when is this promise going to be fulfilled? The best answer to that question is going to be on their face.