Surah Yusuf #21
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Part 24_ What Can Stop Evil Desire
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Everybody today, I apologize for a little extra lateness. She actually had been, I had some things to discuss even until last minute, and I thank him for being up in the middle of the night talking to me about this ayah and some things that I still needed to address with him. This is number 24. Now, and it is one of the difficult parts of the Quran to understand at face value. And it's very easy to cross a line when it comes to the dignity and honor we have for profits. And when we don't, you know, exhibit caution in interpreting some parts of the Quran, in line with what Allah has taught us himself. The first thing I'd like to say
is, classically speaking, people assume that we have only the most noble interpretations of the Quran. But you know, some pretty terrible things have been said about use of holism in classical Tafseer. Also, and maybe one day, we will, you know, address some of that our scholarship, some of it is remarkable in some of its at some, you know, pretty crazy things. And then other scholars came and refuted the crazy things that were said. And this is one of those places where some pretty crazy things were said about use of Allison. But what we're gonna do is we're gonna avoid all of them, we're gonna, you know, instead of me framing our discussion about this idea about the wrong things
that are said, and then correcting that my approach to, you know, what I don't believe to be correct ideas or in misinterpretations, or less than convincing interpretations is that you should be presenting what you think is the most compelling way of looking at something, you should provide your evidence and your rationale for why you're explaining things in this way. And then let that idea speak for itself and what is wrong can get refuted without you ever having to refute it, actually. And I personally, just as an approach in Islamic Studies, generally that's been my approach and the study of the Quran also, because if you start saying, Well, let me look at all the
wrong ways this has been interpreted, and then refute all the wrongs before I talk about the right then you've Firstly, you've focused the attention on the wrong. That's the first problem with that. The second problem is you've actually taken attention away from the ayah. Because you're also saying that's not what the ISS does not what the ISS does toward the ISS. So now you're discussing what people have said, and you've kind of lost track of what Allah says, so that that takes away from me to the third is when you go after somebody and say, you're wrong, and you're wrong, and you're wrong, then that creates, obviously room for argument. And so what is supposed to be a meaningful
learning of the Quran, now it becomes a back and forth about who's right and who's wrong, which all of which I find extremely unproductive. You know, there's a, there's an academic setting for those sorts of things where you can go back and forth and, you know, have opposing points of view and all of that, that's fine. But really, you know, as sincere students of the Quran, all of you, and charlo some of you are just getting exposed to some things from the Quran, you're not really, you know, you don't consider yourself Quran steady students in that way. But when you get to the point where you say, you know what I want to study this book, I want to spend some time learning what this book has
to say, the fact is, you are going to come across different people saying different things about what you're learning, right? That's, that's what's going to happen. And when that happens, my advice to you, as a fellow student, I don't say teacher, as a fellow student, maybe I have a few years more than you do in the study. And maybe some of you watching have many more years in your studies than I do. But I won't call myself a scholar by any stretch of the imagination. And even even if I'm calling myself a teacher, more a teacher of Arabic and much more an avid student of the Quran. As a student, my advice to you would be, try to understand the to the best of your abilities sincerely
what Allah azzawajal is saying, and try to ask genuine questions with humility to Allah first humility to Allah. And that is exhibited in the way that we pose our questions. And then when you come to a conclusion that you think this is what Allah may mean, then you are you are convinced of that opinion, but also at the same time, you are open to being challenged for what you arrived at, because what you and I arrive at, is, at the end of the day, at a personal exercise of best judgment, this is to the best of my ability, what I can understand. And maybe if somebody comes along and says, Hey, what about this evidence or what about this way of looking at it and I never
considered it or somebody else brings forth new evidence, our loyalty shouldn't be to our conclusions. Our loyalty should not be to our comfort zones, our loyalty should be to Allah's word, climatology and earlier our loyalty should be
The truth. So when compelling evidence, proper reasoning, you know, and I'm not just saying just any kind of reasoning, cuz people come up with all kinds of ridiculous reasoning that doesn't add up. But if you have proper academic reasoning to go with a certain position, then you know, be sincere in that even if somebody else doesn't like it. Anyhow, that's just on the side note, let's get into the idea itself. The last thing, this is a, you know, a recap of what we talked about in the previous ayah. She's made an attempt at him, and she's basically only she hasn't taken an action yet. She's basically just said, Hey, Turlock one thing I didn't tell you about hater luck is one
opinion is that it's actually in the language of Hebrew, which is the original language of use of Ali Salaam. So she's an Egyptian elite, using the language of the servant or the slave. And that's maybe also because she thinks of him as an exotic thing, because Hebrew slaves or slaves of that region were not a common thing. Right, because he's actually not from the batch of slaves from the bureau. They're not slaves from that area. He's actually a child. That's what that was kidnapped. Right? So he is different from the other slaves, even, you know, language wise, and you know, ethnically and physically probably he looks different than all of them, too. So. So that's, that's
one possible interpretation. But that's all she said. And use of Elisa Lam has responded. And we talked about the value of his response and the power of his response. My other law he in the hood, obeah, cinemas wire in the Hulu, Hollywood. Now before the story continues in number 25.
Allah interjects himself. Now Allah has a comment before the story continues. And you'll notice a light does that in the story, right? So before we saw that a law brought him to the house, and the husband said to the wife, make honor his residence and a law pause the story and made a comment. And said when he became of old age, we gave him wisdom, we gave him knowledge, this is how we reward those who excel, then you can move on with the story. Right? Or sometimes a little psychedelica. What can you use of an LD, that's how we use subtle use of interland. Now Allah is commenting without moving the story forward. He's putting his his, you know, some things we need to think about
before we think about what happened next. Right. So storytelling isn't in the Quran isn't just about this happened, then this happened, then this happened. And this happened? Well, before you think about what happened next, I want you to think about this.
And the remarkable thing about molars storytelling, and a lot of depicting history is that he has, I don't know how else to describe it to you guys. He has angles, he has camera angles, he has microphones where we can't have them. Right? So he has a microphone inside somebody's heart. He can he can tell us what they were feeling. what they were thinking. He can see things that nobody else saw. He can be witness to things nobody else in history was ever witnessed to you know, you can be you could be Ibraheem alehissalaam in the middle of the desert 1000s of years ago, nobody's around and you just turned to the sky and you made a draw to a line the law recorded in the Quran. What
microphone was there? What camera was there? Right? Well, I recorded that. And he, he brought it out from history. No historian can do that. Right. So yeah, there are the events and dates and locations. But then there's a history here, of not what was happening in terms of the actions and the words, because anybody can capture those two. But what was happening inside people, there's a history of what was happening inside hearts, what was going on inside of minds. And that's the kind of history that we appreciate about Allah, that he is believed in now kind of be a body hubiera masala that Allah has always been when it comes to his servants and his slaves. He's always been
someone who has full news. And he has full view. And full view doesn't just mean he knows that I'm sitting here right now. But he knows the ongoings of my heart. He knows the thoughts that I carry. He knows the fears and anxieties that I have. Sometimes you're in a conversation, I'm having a conversation with my wife, she says something, I pause for a second. She doesn't know what I'm thinking, but Allah already does. A lot he does. And he may even remind me on Judgement Day, this is what you were thinking before you said this. This is what was going on inside of you in the movie that is to do so this coming I is like that. This ayah is a commentary on what was going on inside
our heart. What was she feeling? And what was going on in his heart, or what could have been going on in his heart? That that's what this is about. And this is the The first thing to note here is that Allah azza wa jal is going is watching what's happening inside of our hearts. I'm reminded of an ayah in the Quran for India who is the moon Calvo, so his hardest sinful? Unless he's in a place, His heart is sinful? Wow. Not his hands are sinful. Not his eyes are sinful. Is Tonga, sinful. Allah now is saying the hardest sinful Wow. Wow. But no one can boo. So here, I want you to understand what what's going on with her. The love begins when aka matvey and she had
extreme desire for him. How am I in Arabic
To actually want something really bad hammer also means to have a firm decision made, I'm going to get it no matter what I'm bent on getting it. Okay. And you know more him in modern America hammer hammer a moment. And more him is something important to him is also Mohammed is used for a mission, the word is used for a mission. And a theme is to give importance to something or to go out of your way to take care of something. And the verb Hama actually means to, to have every intention to go after someone to desire something, to want something to intend something. And if you translated this here, what our code actually means, and truly for sure, it is a fact that she absolutely desired
him, or she wanted him she had every intention for him. And the most gentle, gentle transition of this would be she absolutely desired him, there's no doubt about it.
And so now, the feeling she had inside of herself for him, allies exposing her might be
but then Allah turns the other way. And there are two ways of you know, the bad translation would be well hum might be hot and he desired her. So she absolutely desired him and he desired her. Now, this he desired her part. The thing is, let me let me put this to you in English, if you say they desired each other. If you say it like that they desired each other then the word the verb desired was used once. Yes, but two people's feelings were described. When you say they desired each other, then two people's feelings are described, but the word is only used once but look at the Quran. She absolutely desired him. And he desired her.
If we if we translate it that way, how many times did you hear me use the word desired twice once for her and was for him. Now this without getting technical, is a classical Arabic mechanism by which you could have said it once and covered both. Like I just said you could say the desire each other. Okay. Well, Hama Humala, her or Bella, you could you could do
Houma Bella her, you can do that. But instead of doing that, when you use the same verb twice, then actually it means it can mean that the way she desired him is something else. And the way he desired her is something else, you can't put both of them as the same. If they were the same one word would have been enough to articulate express what she feels and he feels because their feelings are mutual. They're the same feeling. But the feelings are in their nature different from each other. And so they have been separated. That's the first difference. We still haven't arrived a translation yet or proper meaning yet, but I'm building the blocks. The first of them is the way that her
desires being described, linguistically speaking, is already been separated from whatever desire he may have felt. There's a separation, and we'll explore that separation in a little bit. The second is, one could be he she absolutely for certain Allah swears by desired desired him. There's an absolutely there's an emphasis that's placed on her desire, but on his desire, it's not what could be her. No, it's just what maybe I need desired her to. So there's actually a huge amount of stress placed on her feelings, and not much stress placed on his feelings at all. Now,
how, and by the way, there's another way to look at Hamada. Given the Arabic there's two grammatically possible ways and some people feel that one of them is correct or the other is correct. Classically, both of them were looked at if you study classical deficit, both of them are very equally plausible interpretations. But to make it simple in English, here's what it means. One way of looking at it and we're going to look at both and explore both. Okay, one way of looking at this she absolutely desired him and he desired her in his own way in some some way that we'll figure it out. The other meaning is and she absolutely desired him and he would have desired her to
not she desired him but he he desired her but he would have desired her to so his is not he did but he would have Yeah, okay, but now we're looking at the harder one first. The second one he would have desired her to is what I'm personally inclined towards, but the first one also has a benefit and you may not expect a benefit because it sounds almost inappropriate to say this about a prophet and he said um, but let's you know, figure out how classically mamarazzi for example, address this very beautifully.
And I gave you this analogy yesterday I thought this was actually because I the first time I read it was in my article Quran by you know, Mufti Muhammad Shafi Rahim Allah to seal in Urdu, but actually he took it from him for dinner Razi. Chefs I mentioned it's actually mentioned in the Razzie, too. So what is this analogy he gives, he says, a believer is not held sinful for feeling thirst while fasting.
A believer is not held, held sinful, for even you know, feeling
Hunger while fasting, he can feel it, because he's human, but he's not sinful because he didn't act on it.
So his desire could be the fact that he's a man, the fact that he's a young man, the fact that he is not married, the fact that he there's a beautiful woman in front of him. But physiologically, biologically, you can feel attraction towards another female, a male can feel attraction for a female and female can feel attraction towards a male, the feeling of attraction, the feeling of desire does not make you a sinner.
You're not, that's something I'll put in you. That's not something you have control over. If you if you look at someone, you found them attractive, you can look away that what you do after that you can be held accountable for but the fact that you found them attractive is not a sin. You understand like the the you fought the fight the fight, the fact that you found them desirable, is not something that's held against you. So the hammarby How could simply just mean he was attracted to her too, but he stopped himself. He found her attractive too. And that's not something he can be held sinful for. You can't say he is so righteous that he didn't even find her attractive, that's
maybe allies and in fact validating that she was very beautiful, by those words, that he did, in fact, find her attractive, and that makes his following course of action even more remarkable. Now, before we go further, I tried to tell you that her desire and his desire are different. So how are they different now? She felt a desire, she let that desire linger in her mind. She let that desire turned into some kind of a fantasy. She let her desire attorney, some turning into some something so crazy that she's locking the doors and doing all the crazy stuff that she did all of that. Yes. On the flip side, maybe even when you serve, Elisa Lam came of age and became a man. And notice that
she's beautiful. He's guarding his eyes every single time not even entertaining the thought. Because he knows there's something there that he's a human being Allah did not create, you know him an angel. He created him a human being. He has physical desires, and he's going to guard himself in every possible way.
And he's been he's been acting accordingly. Because he knows his humaneness. And this is actually a very powerful lesson. Even if a prophet can feel attraction, and therefore take proper measures and precautions. Yeah. Then you and I can't say what are you trying to say? That's just a sister in Islam. I'm just talking to a sister in Islam. You questioning my intentions, bro.
No, but if Yusuf Ali Salam is going to take extra caution, then I don't think we're immune. We if if there are interactions in which, you know, just we do this sister business, brother business, let's get that out of the way for a second. All of us are children of Adam alayhis salaam. So technically, all human beings are brothers and sisters to each other. But you know, just because somebody is wearing a hijab, or some guy has a beard, and you call them brother, and sister Fatima, or sister or brother that they're not your brother, they're not your sister, if you can marry them, and if it's allowed to marry them, and if you feel that you can feel attracted towards them, then cut out the
brother and sister thing you can respect somebody. And you can think of them as you know, find one who can fit into your your your brothers and faith. But that just means that you have a common faith between them. But you know, when you call someone Brother, you assume that there is no possibility of any wrongdoing. This is a trick of chatline using a good word to justify behavior that will lead to evil. You know, it's so the sister brother business is pretty fake sometimes. And it's no good. It's no good. You know, and we're on top of all of it all, everything else, we're actually dishonouring the terms because if they are your brother in faith, and your sister in faith, and you
and I should be doing everything to guard each other's faith, and not put ourselves in compromising positions in each other's faith, you know. So anyway, so that's, that's one way of looking at it that he was that he may have found her attractive, and then he still guarded himself. Yeah.
The other is, he didn't even desire her at all. He will he would have. He would if he even allowed that thought. So the question isn't about actions because we know he didn't take any any action that's wrong. The difference of opinion here is did he even entertain the thought? Or did he not entertain the thought? So one idea is, even if the thought occurred to him for a glimpse that she's beautiful, beforehand, that he prevented himself from ever entertaining it further.
The other is, you know, he would have entertained this thought he would have had desire the same way she has desire for him to and then you appreciate the next part, the would have Lola Allah Albert Han Allah be headed now not been for the glaring evidence of his master that he saw.
Had it not been for the glaring evidence of his master that he saw. In other words, he would have had desire for her if she put him in this compromised position. But something stopped him and according to a law, what stopped him, he would never he would have become this way had we had he been missing something? Had he been missing some kind of protection?
As if to say he would have been, he would have failed, fallen under this attack, had he not had the proper shield. And once that shield that Ally's describing that our beloved use of honey salon head, he saw the bohan, which I call the clear the glaring evidence of his master. But 100 in Arabic is something clear, beautiful, something clear and beautiful. It's something that's attractive also. So interesting word. And bohan is used for evidence, evidence that is clear, the sense of which is obvious and self evident. The thing is, he's in a situation where your feelings can become pretty confusing. And in the middle of those feelings, he's able to see. And Allah describes it as clear
and the beauty of the of his faith, the beauty of his loyalty to his master, the the clearest evidence that this can never be right, no matter how much, you know, she may make it seem like it is, it's like he could see through the smoke, and you can see the light, clearly. He could see it. Some people have had different kinds of opinions on and they've been mentioned classically, about some say that he saw the face of his father biting his nails. Some say that there's a partial story, you mentioned that she used to have an idol that they worshiped back then she had an idol in the room. And before she tried to do anything, she covered the idol. And he said to himself, if she's
ashamed to do this in front of an idol, how can I not be ashamed of allows origin? Right, but none of those are established evidences, none of those are substantiated, you know, to the point where we can say absolutely, this is what happened, which is why generally Mufasa don't tend to agree, the evidence of his master that he saw is what he knew in his heart. But that's, this is where you know, this ayah becomes so powerful.
You see, when you know something, let me let me put this to you in ways that inshallah you will remember, when you know, something, it's in your brain. Two plus two is four, I know it. You know, I know my car is parked outside, I know my address. I know my phone number. Yeah, I know certain things. Knowledge is something that's sitting in a shelf in your head somewhere.
But when you see something, now, when you know something, when you see something, it's not in the shelf somewhere in the back, it's right in front of you.
Sometimes you know something, but because it's not in front of you, you don't see it. Yes, a lot didn't just say he would have stopped had he not known. He said he would have, he would have desired her to had he not seen had he not seen now seeing is an act like it's a new Act. It's something that I see this work. Now I didn't see it a minute ago, I wasn't here, I didn't see it. Right? The idea being, that the reminder of a law that lives inside of our hearts, the thought about a law and the rule of law place in my life in yours, we can know that. But sometimes we have to put that between you know, our eyes see something, and between what we see, we have to put
our remembrance of Allah, like a curtain between ourselves and the heroine that lies in front of us. And we have to see that first. You have to see it through that filter.
He sees something attractive and beautiful. But what he can see because of the evidence of his master is running away from it is the most attractive thing.
It is actually evil.
You know, sometimes seeing things through the lens of faith or the evidence of your masters, seeing things that way, will make you look at things for the opposite of what everybody else sees.
They see the same thing. You see the opposite.
I'll give you an example from the Quran.
In surah, Allah and Ron, we are, you know, describes the Battle of Horde. And the battle part of the solo it describes the Battle of the heart in the Battle of Ohio. We're outnumbered. We're terribly outnumbered. And we're going to run towards the enemy that's clearly going to kill us. Yeah. How does Allah describe it? So I'll be akula filati mirrabooka. Jonathan,
run towards forgiveness from your master, run towards heaven. Wait, what? There's a guy coming at me with a sword and a spear. Look at thirsty for my blood.
And Allah says, Yeah, run towards him. You're not running towards the enemy. You're running towards my forgiveness. Everybody else sees death. The believer sees life.
The believer sees something else. We see what others can't see. Because we have berghahn of Arab.
And that's what will allow us teaching us here through the experience of use of La ceram is we have to learn to see things differently.
Even though our feelings and our biological makeup will want us to see things a certain way. This is desirable.
This is what you want. This is so beautiful, you should just go for it.
But you can see that, but your heart is telling you, your faith is telling, you know, what you see as beautiful is actually like eye color describes in one place. You know what he describes that men should not marry mushrik women write. And he says sometimes you just you love her so much, and you're so impressed by her. But the fact that she's calling to the fire, that she wants you to change your religion even. He says like at the Rhode Island. They're called they're inviting you to the fire. And wishek women should not marry Muslim women should not marry mushrik men, when he talked about that. He said you're so in love with them and how they make you feel and all of that,
and you're overlooking something, they're inviting you to fire and Ally's inviting you to agenda and forgiveness will allow you to really lagenda it will not feel to be his knee. The point that I'm making to help you understand this ayah is that Yusuf Ali Salaam was able to see something that no camera can capture.
No I can see but the eye of faith can see this helps us understand other places in the Quran, where Allah says things like lahoma you know lobe sirona BIA they have eyes but they don't see with them.
They have hearts but they don't think with them.
Now we're gonna be how long are you gonna be how long kulula gonna be what why does he say that? They have eyes they don't see what I'm listening even a disbeliever has eyes and they see with them.
You know everybody, somebody could say I'm an atheist, but I got 2020 vision. What do you mean I got eyes. I don't see with them. You don't see the overhang of Europe.
You don't you see Yamanaka here on meenal. hayati dunya, they know the obvious of early life Valley come of La homina. And that's as far as their knowledge goes. That's as far as they can see. They cannot see the unseen value that Allah puts on things.
The Unseen value. So a believer is kind of, we've got a two dimensional view on reality. We see something for what it is materially, physically, socially, financially, we see it for what it is. And then we also have a label on it for what its value is as far as Allah wants us to see it.
Right. And this is easy for you guys. Now, in the month of Ramadan. You can see a halal food in front of you. But it's haram until Muslim.
It's the same food. But you're seeing it differently. You're seeing it as something that you cannot have. You put a restriction on it that nobody without your faith will understand. People that don't have your faith like that's a no why aren't you eating the apple? I'm so hungry. Why don't you just drink it? No, I see what one of my rub stopping we
are Ravana Robbie, I see the end of my rope. This is what I'm trying to tell you. Unless as you would have desired her to Have you not seen what the behind of his master the glaring evidence of his master, you have to bring that out and actually see it.
You have to see it. Just because we know it just because you watched 100 videos 1000 videos, just because you've listened and you've memorized the Quran or have you studied or you know, Arabic or you you're the guy with the mic on or you're the one listening it doesn't doesn't matter. We're all human beings. And we can know a lot or know a little when the time comes, will we actually see what we're supposed to or not. That's really what it's gonna boil down to when it's crunch time. When it's actually the time to be tested. This is the time where you need to see it's easy to see when you're in the machine. It's easy to see when you're sitting at home it's nighttime, you already had
your you know your your Florida and you're sitting there listening to something about Dakota right now it's easy to see the burden of Europe, what's gonna happen when you're gonna go back to campus? What's gonna happen when you're back at work? And she's there or he's there? What's gonna happen then, are you gonna see the bohan of Europe then when they ask you out for coffee? Are you gonna see the Busan of Europe then that that's when it matters. You know what we do? We shut off that bullhorn. I don't want to look at that baton right now. I want to be someone else. And then later on, we'll turn it back on when I go to the halaqa in the masjid.
You know, so the seeing Allah for who He is and how Allah plays a role in my life. Let me put that in certain times. Juma prayer, then put that in Ramadan. Let me put that in certain situations, right around the prayer times, or on holiday or whatever. And other times let me just see things the way I want to see them. Why do you have to bring religion into everything?
Why do you have to want to see everything so islamically this way to Islamic?
You know, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Africa, which when I look it up again, you know that when he when he would preach to them, you say, Does your prayer make you stop us from doing this?
Or salata, Monica, your prayer makes you just pray you. You did your prayer to live your life. You gave god what he wants. You give a load you want you prayed, you put your head on the ground a couple of times, and live your life.
And if you messed up, there's always prayer, right? So you can just do whatever you want and then go pray again. You feel better about
yourself, because now prayer isn't about Allah or your loyalty to Allah, it's about making you feel better.
Because we're in a consumer society so even religion becomes a consumers consumer product. The Deen is just there to make me feel better. So when prayer makes me feel better, I'll pray. And when other things make me feel better, where I have to shut off the version of my robot shut it off, I'll blind myself to it. Lola, or about how not to behave, then therefore means no one is immune, even a prophet of Allah has to see the shorthand for himself at that time. And the remarkable thing in this ayah I was mentioning to check for him also, is that it's attributed to use of himself. Allah didn't say he would have desired her to had we not shown him the evidence of his master. No, had he not
seen so who did the act of seeing who opened the eyes themselves, he himself until you open your eyes alone, protect you.
You can't expect a lot of come and save you from a situation if you don't open your eyes, and you don't see the wrong in it yourself. So he Lola, Robbie. And this him seeing things for what they are. This goes back to you know, workaholic and zeal most seen again, we come back to that IRA when he was young. Allah says he gave him Pokemon. Why did he give him Pokemon? Why did he give him good decision making and sound knowledge? Why did he give him those things? Because he does his best in every situation. And what's your best you worship Allah as though you can see him and Tabitha locka locka Tora, Tora, New York.
And here he sees the evidence of his master doesn't need any worshiping allies if you can see him. He's not thinking that I'm alone in the room with this woman. He's thinking I'm in this room with my rub.
My akumina Managua salata. tienen, la hora beyond what are some certain Allahu wa salam in Delica?
La Hoya home in America? No, there is no secret meeting of three people except allies. The fourth, no five except Allah is the sixth no more, no less, except that he's with them, wherever they may be.
Somebody's gonna be omean Welcome, Daniel, tell them in great detail on the Day of Resurrection, what they used to be doing. Because I was in the meeting. I was there I was in that conversation.
I was there. I was in that in that exchange, whether that was a virtual exchange, whether that was a physical exchange, whether there was a conversation in person that you guys had in the car, whether it was on the phone, whether it was on FaceTime, he knows he was there.
He was there, whether it got recorded or not, but you erased it or not when there's a backup file or not. He's got the backup file. He was part of it. So he says here, Lola hanabi. Now Allah describes something he did for Yusuf Ali Salam
gallican in Africa and huso our fascia
that is how we turned evil and shamelessness away from him.
I'm going to say that again. That is how we turned evil and shamelessly shamelessness away from him.
A lie did not say he turned desire away from him.
desire something Allah created human beings with.
And Allah describes as, as she's the evil one, he's the righteous one. And yet, she has desire for him. And he's also a human.
He felt it, he prevented himself. But he's, he can feel it too. And he would have felt it too, at the wrong time too. And it also means generally, he's a man he would have felt desire for her. But Allah is not telling us that that's evil. Allah is telling us that that energy that Allah put inside us that desire that Allah put inside us like any other appetite, if it is directed in the wrong place, then it's evil.
And so he says, and that is how we turned him away. And all of that, that this scenario had he not seen the evidence of his master is how we turned him away from evil, and shamelessness. Now, what is evil in shamelessness? Why why these two things? Why not one thing?
The two things because as you know, there's lots of commentary about this I'll share some thoughts with you on it. Su means evil and shamelessness is one kind of evil.
So if you say a zoo evil, it includes shamelessness. It can include killing, it can include stealing, it can include lying, you can include cheating, and it can include Zina it can include any of them, all of them are in the end. So like Allah describes as a yard from the same origin Sejad evil deeds are including shamelessness. Yes, but here are lessons so we could turn him away from evil, which is broad. And then he mentioned and shamelessness separately. Now this is, in one sense anomalous which means the broad term and then from within the broad. It's like one of those evils is so powerful, it needs to be mentioned anyway.
A lot of times that Sometimes he'll say, my the angels and gibril, sometimes they'll let us that. That's odd, because you've been is also what an angel, what is he doing, he's saying the angels and the angels, I have to go out of my way to mention the most remarkable among them to be the same way evil. And I have to go out of my way to mention the most remarkable, powerful evil that will pull you and open the door to all other kinds of evil, which is going to be one shamelessness that's going to that's going to be there. Because it's something a lot put inside the human being desires, something a lot put inside the human being, the desire to want to not be alone is something a lot
put inside a human being. It's not just sexual, it's also emotional. It's also you know, a mental, you just want to you don't want to be alone, you want to be with someone, you want to have a companion in life, that's something a lot put inside of you. And that that feeling can easily turn in the wrong direction and become fascia, the need in modern times, it becomes the need for attention. I just want to talk to somebody
that, you know, it can it can turn into that. He says we turned him away, because alkalinize lifan, who Sue our fascia is because he saw a lot of evidence in the right time. This is the second time Ally's talking about divine intervention. So I want you to understand the formula here for all of us.
The first time we learned in number 22, when somebody does their best with whatever little they know, I'll give them firm decision making. Remember that, and Allah opens the door for knowledge. That was number 22. Here we're learning, when someone can see the evidence of their master when they're being called to evil.
They're being called to evil, nobody will find out. But somehow the spiritual false forcefield kicked in.
And they were able to stop themselves. They were able to say, Nope,
my dog doesn't want this. They were able to do that. At that moment. Even though there's so much there's two forces that are working against that. There's your own desire, there's your own temptation, there's your own humaneness, your own weakness, your own needs, and there's another person who's exerting influence on you. Now another person is telling you, it's okay, another person's present, you come on, do this don't hurt my feelings. another person's telling you, I'll be very upset if you don't do this. They're putting some kind of emotional pressure on you psychological pressure, they're playing some kind of game with you. So there's you inside wanting
something and there's someone on the outside wanting something from you. They're both pushing in that direction. And the only thing keeping you from going that way is a bullhorn of Europe pushing this way back
then you could see that your faith and you say no, I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna tame myself and go this way. And I'm going to tame them and go this I don't care if they get hurt.
I don't care if they get upset. I don't care how badly they want what they want. I'm not I'm not displeasing my master, this is what it'll be. And if you can do that, then Allah will give you and me what Allah gave us advice on what is that? This is so that we can Ward him steer away evil and shamelessness from him.
Now what in the world but there was evil in the room. You could argue how they Alastair evil and shamelessness from him shamelessness is standing right in front of him locking the doors.
There's evil right there and he's stuck in the evil. What do you mean he's Alastair steered evil away from him. Ally's not talking about the outside,
this entire is not about the outside. What's sad about this desire was on the inside, this is how we turned any inclination towards evil away from his heart. This is how we kept his heart from ever pushing or inclining towards shamelessness. This is how we pushed him away from all of it, because he sees the burden of Islam.
This is Allah teaching us that when we see the power of our faith, when it comes to those kinds of situations, those kind of, you know, situations that are so lustful, that are sucking somebody in, that are pulling somebody into the wrong and you can stop yourself and recognize the burden of Europe, then Allah will put more forcefields inside your heart and protect you
and take you away from evil thoughts and fashion. There's another meaning here too, before I move forward. And the other meaning here, possibly,
is that it's not just an act of shamelessness. It's not just an act of homelessness between, you know two people. It's not just fascia. It's actually evil. On a much broader scale. It's an act of evil done towards Allah azza wa jal, you disregarded a lot. It's an act of evil done to the head of the household. It's an act of evil done to your own soul. there and they're evil. When you do this kind of evil people think it's nobody's business. It's my personal sin. It doesn't affect anybody. If I'm not killing anybody, let me just do what I want because even if it is bad, it's just bad for me, right?
I'm not hurting anyone else. So people assume that when you do something bad, it's evil effects are only on yourself. So this fracture, it's a personal choice. It is a consensual sin. So no big deal.
Ally's calling it Sue before he calls it all fascia, meaning Don't forget that that shade that act of evil, that act of homelessness is in fact, evil. And it opens up doors to many other evils. And what that what does the prophet SAW Selim, tell us in Atlanta, Stacie. Fall, mash it. And when you stop having shame, do whatever you want. And why is that? Because when you stop having shame, then you lose a part of your humanity. And when you lose a part of your humanity, you're no longer ashamed of your master. You're no longer ashamed of allows everything you no longer ashamed of lying of cheating, of stealing. When this has gone all the other moral campuses you have start
disappearing. This is like the crutch holding all of it together. Your higher your your chastity, your shame milazzo to help us preserve it for each of ourselves and our children and know whom in a bar Denali mahalo scene, Allah says, There's no doubt about it. He was from our servants. There's two kids out of meclizine there's meclizine and mahallesi. Now I'll explain both makisi means he was from our sincere slaves. He was from our sincere slave now, this is also a curious word and I'll make give you the second meaning too, but first, let's talk about sincere Allah to be sincere.
Sincerity means your intentions are only for the sake of allowance.
And insincerity means that for example, if I'm praying but I'm praying to show off, that would be insincere. Or if I'm saying words of kindness but behind my behind your back, I mean harm for you that I'm being insincere. So as long as is having pure intentions, clean intentions, and you know, what you have on the inside is what is on the outside. And he says about, you know, about his slave use of Halle Salaam he was from our sincere slaves. But what does sincerity have to do with this scenario? What is him being sincere to a lot have to do with the scenario?
Here, what I can understand the low data item is that sincerity here refers to the fact that a person can make all kinds of excuses for themselves at certain occasions, and then later on say, No, I just slipped and, and I'm making Toba even though they made a conscious decision at that time, they can they can justify to themselves I wasn't myself and I messed up. Right now. It could be you can see I wasn't myself and I messed up and I slipped and there is such a thing as slipping and making a mistake and all of that. But until you come to Allah, and genuinely say that you're Rob, I made a bad choice. And that wasn't sincere. I lied to myself. You know, I wasn't honest with myself.
mostly seen also here can be his completely honest with himself.
And he can see that this isn't evil. By the way, later on, he's actually going to tell a lie. He's going to be so open and vulnerable before Allah. It's remarkable. You know, lm DOS, reefer, Nikita una escuela Hina, akumina, jailing, that I mean, I don't know how much more vulnerable you get. Like there's no, there's no self righteousness inside of Yusuf Ali. Sam is very honest about his weakness. He's honest about his humaneness. He knows that he cannot be put in certain situations that are going to compromise his faith. And he will do his best to just start Yeah, let's just put me in prison instead.
That's him being sincere to himself. He's being sincere to himself. The other meaning of reading a book, listen, is most nothing. Those Givens sincerity, those made pure, those made pure. And this is a phrase Allah uses for the children of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam that he especially chose them and made them pure of them. And so it could be a reference to the fact that he was from the chosen children of Ibrahim alayhis salam. So it could be a reference to his prophethood It can also be that he's from our slaves, that have been granted purity, meaning when Allah slaves demonstrate to him, that they can do the right thing, even when they are put in such a pressure situation, and they cannot
forget align those critical moments. Then the remarkable gift Allah will give them also is from himself, he will grant them a special purity, he will purify them, He will make them of those that have been cleansed, who have been made sincere. So that would be the full version of it more or less in that Allah will give that to his slaves. Meaning I am not that good of a person. But since I made a good choice, and Allah saw that I made a good choice. Allah makes me a better person, putting it simply, Allah cleans my heart more than I could have cleaned it myself. Allah removes evils from my heart more than I could have removed them for myself, because I showed a lot dedication, because I
proved myself at this occasion where nobody else was checking and it was only me and my Rob and I showed loyalty tomorrow. In the home in a bottle magazine. This is a such a
Such an intricate personal moment in the life of Yusuf Alayhi Salam Think about that. The only people that are going to know about this are people that when they get to the door in the next ayah, and they're going to ask what happened, he said, she said, etc. But what happens in inside this room, before we even think about what happens physically inside the room, that they're running to the door, and she's tearing his shirt, none of that stuff I love before he gets to that he told us what was happening inside of their hearts, because that was the most important part.
That was actually the most important part. And he he would have been no different from her. Because human beings have this tendency except he has as Rob Lola or Robert hanabi, gallica, Lena Stefan who saw our fascia in the human body Look, listen, so allows you to protected him by his forehand, and he saw an evil for what it is right away. The other inclination, of course, would have means that he didn't even even entertain the thought of desire towards her. And that's I'm more inclined towards that idea only because
he doesn't even use the word you remember.
Like he's not giving her any attention. This could be he went out of his way to not give her attention. Because he knew that that can become a slippery slope, either for herself, or maybe even never going to put himself in a position where I would never slip. Because the prophets of Allah humble before Eliza, they're asking Allah for forgiveness, they're the biggest examples of extra caution. And by the way, just because somebody's being extra cautious, doesn't mean they're weak.
Oh, you're so weak, you've got to take these extra precautions. What's the matter can't handle it can handle a little pressure? Or you're going to be in the same room with a woman and you're gonna not be able to control yourself? Is that what it is? You're that week? Is that perverted? This is the trick of the shaitaan. Nowadays. Chava nowadays is somebody who's trying to guard themselves. And people come along and say, we are far more pure than you, you should be more like us. And you know what, you have a problem because you're trying to guard yourself.
You have a role, because you're trying to guard yourself, you're, you're putting measures in place to protect yourself. That means something's wrong with you.
flip the script basically, is flip the script. And the what's wrong with the thing that's wrong is the frivolousness that's being spread. And the one who says no, I don't want to do it. I remember, there was an American Senator, I believe he was who some some reporter wanted to travel with him and interview him like a traveling journalist. And he said, You know, I don't travel alone with a female. Unless it's my unless my wife is with me. I don't travel alone with a female and she likes to make a big police report or not report me news report, and blast him and all of this stuff. Because, you know, he's so afraid or so shoving his stake or this or that of the other. He's just
trying to protect himself. That's all that doesn't make him an evil person. actually made a good call, in my opinion, as politically incorrect as that may sound to some people doesn't matter. You suffer the salon will take precaution, precautionary measures, and I you know, I had full intention to talk to you about the scene that's coming today. But you know, this I kind of needed time for itself. And the last comments I'll share with you about this ayah is don't think you know, that that these feelings themselves are evil. And don't think that you are so Islamic now that you won't have such feelings. Alhamdulillah you're married Alhamdulillah you've never had such a you've handled the
urine in Islamic community, your urine Islamic environment, you're in a good Muslim family. So you would never have such thoughts. No, don't become self righteous. Not to the KU enforcer calm. don't declare yourselves pure. Do not be don't become lacs when it comes to guarding yourselves with this. And finally in the human body level Holocene I'm reminded shaitan when he challenged the law, that he will destroy our us, you know what he said? I'm going to mislead your you know, all of these human beings, the children of Adam except Allah about the coming home with no Holocene except the slaves among you among your slaves, who have been granted sincerity.
same word. Aloha saying you know what that means. That means that what use of a salon did protects him from the worst was out of shape on
this is a shield against shape and Allah will grant you an extra shield against the whispers of shaitan. When you can fight that evil in the most pressure situations, he will make you from those where even the devil declared I will have a hold on a lot of humanity, not those that are made meclizine May Allah make us among those that are meclizine May Allah make us of those who have failed in such tests before never fail in such tests again, and realize oh, do not put us in situations that are more than more than we can bear. And may Allah not put allow us to put ourselves in compromising situations. And that's really what we're going to talk about tomorrow in shallow
Tyler. How we sometimes put ourselves in fitna
And then say I'm only human, what you want me to do. We're going to discuss that in shallow in some detail tomorrow. So, tomorrow my intention, by the way, is to go from number 25 all the way to number 27. And I think that all of that can be discussed as one unit in Sharla barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakato