Surah Yusuf #23
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - Surah Yusuf
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Part 28-29_ The Cover Up
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was to really be key in a key demeanor. He published it suddenly were suddenly locked into melissani of cocoa leaf and hamdulillah salat wa salam, ala rasulillah Lee or savage mine, my bad. My hope today is to cover a few things and make some introductory comments or non introductory, but disclaimer comments really before I start my lecture. But while I'm doing that, I'm going to ask my Valerie to also look at comments right now and just kind of make sure that sounds okay before I start talking, and then it gets distracting. I also want to apologize about the sound quality yesterday, I'm going to the team is working on putting a replica of yesterday's lecture in better
sound quality cello. So you guys will have that soon. But while that's being checked, I want to make some disclaimer comments.
First thing I wanted to let my audience know, is just some things about the study process in general, but more specifically, when it comes to select Use of generally speaking my my process for you know, studying the Koran hit a restart a few years ago, so I decided to go back to schools of the Quran and make no assumptions. So even though I've been trying to study the Quran for about 20 years now, I decided that I'm going to start over again. And I'm going to start with no, I mean, I mean, even though I've learned something before, I'm going to assume that I haven't and ask questions as if I'm learning it for the first time. So I approach the study of a surah. From I, to
my best to the best of my ability with a clean slate and try to ask questions about it that that occurred to me I'm not interested in coming up with answers that had nobody's ever come up with before or something like that. In fact, most of the time the questions I do come up with the answers are found in our our wonderful tradition. And the language of the Quran is very, very clear. But then there are sometimes I have thoughts about an ayah or a way of looking at the ayah that I'm not sure I found anywhere into serious studies. And that's when I have a discussion with my dear colleague shift so hipstery, who's actually head of research for Vienna Institute and for foundation
and he's, if you guys don't know about his credentials, I'm an independent researcher, if you will, of the study of the Quran, but he's you know, hamdulillah graduated out of us out in the study of the Quran and then went on to finish his PhD interferon blocker on at the University of London and is extremely well versed both in western academic literature on the subject of the study of the Quran, and also our tradition. So we kind of do an analytical approach we go through summarize some of the tough seers and are going to see for this particular series has been you know, primarily Lucy Rahim Allah for codina Raja he's actually even translated at summarize the notes from Mombasa, he'll
be publishing them in sha Allah. And if push comes to shove, you've been assured in other sources, when it comes to the words of the Quran, we look at different lexicons. We start with you know, Mohammed Hassan has an jables dictionary and marginality coffee and masala Kalimantan Quran, among other sources, sometimes we'll look at lien to see if he's translated some of the obscure phrases in a certain way that helps us understand. But the point is, the first layer of trying to grasp at the meanings of an IRA is me engaging in an in depth conversation with him. And that's a daily process for me, me and him. And as part of what we do, he'll go over what you know, what tradition has to
say what the qual are. And we'll have a very open, you know, back and forth about what this could mean, what is more plausible, what is less plausible? What are more acceptable interpretations? What are lessons, acceptable interpretations?
And then I'll also present novel ideas, I'll present Well, how about looking at it this way? Or why not approach it this way? And he, in a sense, he's also become kind of my validation too, because sometimes I'll present an idea that I haven't read anywhere else. And he'll say, Yep, that makes sense. Or that is a plausible way of looking at it, I can see how that's within the text. So that's the first layer of study that's from the language of seed and, you know, the theological side of it, the historical side of it, etc. You guys are also familiar with the biblical comparative study that's that's another dimension. But because we're dealing with a sutra where there's a very deep
social and psychological dimension to and it is a pretty highly contentious subject. it's it's a it's a scandal. And in this scandal, a woman is being incriminated and a man is innocent and somebody listening to that will say, Well, obviously no man's a man so he's going to take the man side. Well, it so happens the use of Elisa was innocent. That's not my fault that was already largely decided that one and that the
that the person acting inappropriately in this case happens to be a woman. But that doesn't mean I'm on some kind of Crusader agenda against women.
It also doesn't mean that if the Quran says something that I have to think 10 times before, will I offend a female? If I say this, and therefore I should change what I think, in all genuine is what I think the Quran says, in order to not offend somebody. Yeah, you know, and speaking of which, you know, last week's Hooda I mentioned, you know, obsessive compulsive disorder, like some people that go on the other extreme and become obsessive about something Allah says that, Alfie Dini, and somebody pointed out that could be rather insensitive, because people that actually suffer from the diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder may think that they're sinful for for being that way. And
that's an insensitive way of looking at it. And they're right, I shouldn't have said that, I should have said, you don't have to go overboard in something. But saying OCD, which is actually a psychological level, that's a mistake on my part. So my process also is, if I do feel like I made a mistake, and it's been pointed out, I can address it and say, Hey, guys, I shouldn't have said it this way. This is how I should have said it. And that's my process as a researcher, particularly when it came when it comes to this, though, because it is a sensitive issue. And it's a matter of dignity for both men and for women. So what I decided to do is add a new dimension to my process for
the study of the soul. And that's actually to discuss the point of view of, you know, the the wife of the minister, what's going on in your head, you think, you know, you know, if you if you analyze the words she uses, or the scenario she finds herself in? How can we justify her behavior, not justify, but rationalize her behavior? Or what kind of profile does it, you know, depict, and that conversation is something I had with my wife exhaustively. And her, her opinion matters to me, not just because she's a female, but because if if there was anyone that would never let me get away with an opinion that disregards the female perspective, that would be her. And Alhamdulillah, she
came to Islam, you know, a little less than a decade ago. So she has experience and trials and experiences in her life that are very diverse in nature, but she's seen the world. And she's been around the block, if you will, you know. So she understands some things about how people act and behave. And so I gained a lot of insight even from discussing with her, at the end of it all, we are all going to have biases, I will never be able to claim that I come to the study of the Quran without any biases, because human beings are a product of their experiences, their religion, their product of their upbringing, their product of their childhood experiences, they're a product of
their education, which teachers influenced them, those are all a bunch of biases together. But at the very best of our ability, we try to be as honest as we can to the best of our understanding of detect. So while I explain to you what I believe the IOD to mean, and what I find the most compelling, there will be two dimensions. One is what is the ayah actually saying word for word, right? And which we try to explore that. And the other is actually ironically, that we know the Hadith, it's what's behind the text. What is it that's building up to this scene? What is going on, like, like we did with the brothers of use of honey Salaam. So today is going to be an idea where
we're gonna find some interesting things. And I, I wanted to say these these, you know, introductory comments before I get into the author, and some people may may feel that these may even be relevant for the discussions I've had before. I think this is relevant, especially because I don't want to be guilty of saying something about the Koran.
First of all, from a bias point of view, deliberately, and second of all, to abstain from saying something about a buzzword that I understand to be the case, because I'm afraid somebody might be upset. Because if I do that, then I don't have fear of a lack of fear of people. Right? So if some things become clear to you, you have to say it and I'm I and any sincere student of the Quran as all of us should be, should be open to criticism and re evaluation based on evidence based on Okay, well, what's what's your reasoning, and that's actually something I I'm very grateful that I have a friend lectureships aid and a partner in this work that I can go back and forth on and you know,
really test the veracity of ideas, and sometimes they throw ideas out and he swats them away. And sometimes he presents something and has swatted away, or we go back and forth at it and there's no offense taken because we're just trying to get at what Allah azza wa jal is saying, and that that's a healthy process. As far as I'm concerned. My hope for the the foundation but in a foundation in the future, is actually more collaborative exercises like the one I have with him personally, to actually have panels of people here sitting, discussing deeper issues in Quran studies that affect society that affect you know, our view of Islam altogether. There are places people consider
controversial in the Quran and things like that. Those are the kinds of conversations I want to have with a panel of people. And here are a number of perspectives non Muslim Muslim perspective, someone who you know, a female perspective and activist perspective a sociologist, sociologists perspective, a psychologist perspective
In a traditional scholarship perspective, ahaadeeth perspective, a legal perspective, a theological perspective, and actually bring those kinds of conversations to the larger public. So that, you know, I mean, we there's, of course, there's benefit and hold buzz and talks and reminders and things like that. But at the same time, we should be making an effort to elevate the intellectual like sort of baseline of the Muslims, and especially encouraging dialogue about the Quran, engagement with the Quran, if you don't understand something, or if you interpret it something a certain way, then maybe having that kind of dialogue gives you an opportunity to get your idea
tested, and corrected and fixed. And that's it. So long as we're doing this with humility, when somebody comes along and says, I know what the ayah means, and everybody else who thinks otherwise is wrong. That's where the problem lies, we will make our human effort to understand the ayah to the best of our ability. And some things in the eye are explicitly clear. She tore his shirt, no other way to look at it, you want to interpret that as she hurt his feelings.
She tore her shirt. Okay, she desired him. That's what she desired. And you want to interpret that as she wanted to have, you know, coffee with him and wanted to talk about her feelings? Oh, no, she desired him. Nobody wants to talk to you about their feelings and rip your shirt. That's not how that works. So the text says what it says, There's, there's no way to escape that. But can there be other points of discussion that where scholars are trying to fill in the gaps historically? They are, they are trying to fill in the gaps and we're we're trying to fill in the gaps to Sure. And, and in those things there is there is debate possible. So the same thing is going to happen here
because what we're gonna have today inshallah, in the study of is number 28. And 29. Is there at the door. And that's the last scene was there at the door, and the husband is there. And say, dolla dolla, Bob, and she's made her crying case. And he's put his side in Yeah. And then the the family members, family member of hers has given his point of view, look, let's take a step back here and look at the shirt. Right? And he's spelled that out slowly. And I told you spelling that out slowly, can also be a way of a large origin. Comment coming showing us that things are being calmed down, and he's deliberating and he's giving a chance to for people to not rush to judgment, and just hear
me out here. If the shirt is torn from the front, then clearly she's lied. Or she's told the truth, and he can't ever be trusted. But if this shirt is torn from behind everyone,
then she's lied. And he is trustworthy. He is from the kind of people you can trust so spelling it out like that can also have like a psychological effect of everybody killing out okay. Right. But now that he said this, there's a I want you to imagine she's huddled behind her husband. She's like playing the victim. The guy is spoken their servants are all around there's a commotion maybe some people have even grabbed use of honey said we don't know. And so when the scene happens, the Minister that the husband I want you to understand what he does what the I described, he says Filmora camisa who couldn't do boring
and when he saw when it's finally when he saw finally when he saw the llama can have some sort of sense of taraki which could be a very subtle way of the crowd indicating that it didn't just happen super fast like the the author moving really fast. So here are the NFC which shahida hidden earlier and right after this fella Murakami. So it's happening super fast right but it may be that all that argument and then the settling down and finally he said okay, okay, let me look at the shirt. So the eye begins and finally when he saw his shirt, the word saw can also be called when he thought about it because the seeing in Arabic can also mean to to see with your eyes, but also to see with your
mind or your heart like you know you say I see or I see what you're saying. But that's not see that see and see over here, right? So when he actually thought about the shirt ripped from behind. Then he said now what's he gonna say? these these are his words. his immediate words in na hoomin kd con Nikita con Avi. No doubt about it. It which we won't translate yet what that means it is from the scheming of you women. No doubt about it. The scheming of you women is incredible. His album is great. It's grant. Now, this is these are his immediate words. The way that I would like to present the the narrative of the story. I just want to let you know that there are different Mufasa rune who
tried to fill in the same gap that I'm going to try to fill and the gap you try to fill is what kind of person is this man? This this guy who just spoke the husband What kind of person is he? And they're trying to paint what you
can call a psychological profile of this person. So some people painted the picture that this wasn't much of a man, he was probably, you know, asexual or he didn't have any attraction to his wife, and he wasn't even, like, bothered by the possessiveness, any man would go insane if he heard something like that, either in rage towards the man who did it. Or if not, if it's proven that the wife did it, that his entire rage and frustration, and this hellish experience would be directed towards the woman, right? So that it would be an extreme reaction, this is not a common situation, but the fact that he has a common response. And we'll see that this is a common response means that he is not
he's just not, maybe this is why some some extrapolated from it, that he may not be very intimate with his wife, he may not be fulfilling her needs, etc, etc. Or he wasn't very possessive, or he wasn't really much of a man. He was a weakling, etc. And so they've painted that kind of picture. Another picture that's been painted is he was so gracious and so kind, that when he brought use of La Salaam, he said, honor his housing. And now he's dealing with the situation in a graceful kind of way. And he's saying, you know, he's kind of being forgiving on both sides and things like that. He's so there's this kind of, sort of, kind of sort of nice guy type picture that's being painted.
Again, this is this interpretation of his profile is not sacred, this is our scholarship, trying to fill in the gaps of what kind of person is he? So they can understand where his words are coming from? Like, what's the point? Why is he making these comments? my reading of this is rather different. And I find a lot of validation after having talked to
shift sohaib, I actually was completely convinced of this position already anyway, but I presented that to them. And that's what I'm going to present to you for the alternative views, for those of you that can read the Arabic language, enamel eleusis, to see this very, you know, very thorough, and the kind of profile that's painted, I believe he mamarazzi has quite a few things to say about this, too. Now,
let me tell you something, the thing seems to be that above all else, this is a calculated politician. This person is a calculated politician. And he thinks of the long term and the moment he saw use of a salon for purchase, you can already see he's not thinking of the short term he's thinking of long term capture leads inside even the word mouthwash captured also inside Sian phenomena, tequila hula that maybe he could benefit us or we could even take him up as a son. He's not thinking of right now. He's thinking of the future. Yeah. So he has, and politicians become politicians, because they don't react like everybody else in, you know, in the moment, they think
about the next election cycle, they think about the future, they think about like 10 years in advance. 20 years in advance, maybe somebody is a governor now. And they've got the plan to run for the presidency in 1015 years. They're not thinking about that right now. And if somebody asked them, they'll have no comment and say, No, no, of course not. But they they've got the wheels turning slowly. Yeah. So first thing that becomes very clear is he is a politician. Second thing that becomes clear from his response is, he's actually not so bothered by what happened with his wife. He's actually not so bothered, and why not? So let's let's fill in these blanks. Now.
You see, the question is, he says, it is from the scheming of you women? It is from the scheming of you women. What is it? Some people said it is the shirt. The shirt is from the scheming of you women. But that doesn't make so much sense because she didn't scheme to rip the shirt. That's actually the opposite of what happened. Yeah. Then it could be that her crying and her dramatic scenery. That's that's could be the scheming of you women. Or it could be that the entire evil act like you trying to cheat on your husband and doing all of that. That's the scheming of you, women.
My personal reading of this that we have, and I find the most convincing is that this is actually referring to the dramatic performance she just did to get us in trouble. And that that performance was so convincing, that the minister the Potiphar, almost gave in and said, Yeah, we're gonna hurt this guy. And then the calming voice came and settled the issue and he saw the shirt and he just took a step back and he goes,
wow, this is you women are pretty good at this is the kind of scheming you women do. Now, what is you women referring to? To the best of my knowledge? What I can grasp here is that the phrase you women use the plural, right? He didn't say your scheme. He said the scheming of you women was also interesting because there are no other women. That's just her. You know, and some even tried to say maybe there were two three other women they're
really clear. There was nobody else there is just this one lady. First of all, he's being a politician when he says this is the front. This is the kind of scheming you women do. This is from the scheming of you women, because instead of putting blame specifically on his wife, you are a scheming woman. He basically says you
Women are all the same.
So he's generalizing, you see that? And then when you generalize, you're softening the blow. Why is he softening the blow not for her, maybe maybe a little bit for use of we'll see why for use. But there's a crowd gathered, he's got to do situation control right now, he's got to do like, you know, because if this leaks out, this is really bad for his politics. He understands what's just happened right now. And this game that she just played, and it backfired. This is a really bad thing. Now think about this, this is crazy.
He doesn't have he doesn't seem to go crazy over the fact that she cheated on him. He's more upset about the fact that she dramatize and made him look guilty. The Cade part, that's the Cade, this, this the scheming. So in other words, the thing that can damage him politically is a bigger problem for him.
And the fact that his wife was interested in another man is not so much the problem. And then he's saying, KD could not as if women have a certain political elite, or a certain financial elite you see in class societies. And the fact of the matter is, most of the world if not all of it has a kind of class society, there's a certain group of people that are in a certain position politically or economically, that have a world of their own. They have a circle of their own, they look at the rest of humanity in a different way. They look at them, kind of like Yusuf Ali Salaam, was being looked at in the slave market. Okay, so those people that have their entourage, and they have their, you
know, stretch limos, and they're in the back, and they've got their drivers and this and that, and everybody else, they are not, you're not going to find them walking around in the mall, you're not going to find them, you know, at line in a restaurant, or whatever they are, they see themselves as above the rest of society. Okay, they have this, I guess you could call it in some sense, a kind of God complex, okay. And this upper echelon of society, they have their own parties, they have their own morality, they have their own way of entertaining themselves, they have their own world in which they decide what's okay and what's not okay.
And their morality and their right and wrong is not the same as everybody else's. It's not the same. In fact, even when the show religious adherence, they only go to a church and cancer Bay, because it's election season, they see themselves as above religion, religion is for these fools that need hope in their lives, because they don't have enough. We're already on top, we don't need religion. But we need to look religious, sometimes for them, because you know, then they'll give us their vote because they'll say he's a believer like I am, or she's a believer, like I am, you understand. So they use religion as a means for their political, you know, promise, they also use morality for the
same reason. So whatever happens behind closed doors, the world doesn't have to know. But in front of the press in front of the public, we have to come across as moral family values, etc, we that's what we have to present. But what happens inside the presidential palace, what happens inside, you know, the White House, what happens inside these close quarters, the governor's mentioned, whatever people don't have to know. And you know, if any of you are familiar with politics, and modern politics and political science, and if you've read memoirs, and books of people that were in the Secret Service, or security detail, or worked for a governor or worked for president, and they have
the the tell all of what used to happen inside, I don't have to spell out that kind of stuff for you, everybody, any adult knows that they have their own, you know, their own twisted way of getting what they want. And it is one thing it clearly exhibits is they don't think of people that they serve or the us as human beings, they just look at them as things to us and discard. You know, that's, that's how they, that's how they see themselves now.
Ancient Egyptian society, clearly a caste class society. For fun sake, I'll take slaves analogy, it's a pyramid structure. So they're on top of that pyramid. And then there's people at the bottom. Now on top these women, they have their own way of entertaining themselves. And they like to create drama in certain situations. And they've, they've been known to do this kind of thing. Okay. And he's a politician, so he knows that world. He knows the men of that world. He also knows the women of that world. So he's commenting on his wife, you and your friends, you women, not women, but why you women you do these kinds of games, you scheme these kinds of things. I almost lost my favorite
Like for him, like this is more problematic that this was going to be about use of his time but he another way of reading this also is this is certainly the kind of scheming you women. You see the kind of problem you just created. He can come out and say that you realize you will have whatever you want craziness evil you want to do. Yeah, we all know
do that stuff anyway, this is you know, and we see later on continued Inaki continual hottie in your from those that has been making mistakes. Oh, has been. I see. So it's not surprised there. That's why you're seeing he's not totally surprised. That's not what's happened here. But he sees this is a PR nightmare. You know what you want to do? You're crazy fine, so long as the press doesn't know, so long as those doors stay closed, you want to do this? What is wrong with you? And of all things with the only guy that I have that has integrity in the house, you know? So he says, He says I'm in Kadena. And your scheming is really good.
Because you're so good. I'm a seasoned politician, and you almost sold it to me, my job is to sell it to people. And you almost got me. And so this is the comment that he's making. Now. Now the fun part.
The Quran quotes. This is certainly from the scheming of you women, no doubt the scheming of you women is great.
And somebody actually commented, you know, historically, the Quran says that the scheming of the devil integrada shaytani cannot verify that the scheming of the devil is weak.
And the lesson says the scheming of women is great. So women are worse than the devil.
It's in the Quran. Ya know, first of all, first of all, this isn't Allah speaking. This is who's speaking. The minister. Allah is quoting the minister.
So for and when Allah said the devil's plots are weak, then who was speaking, Allah speaking. So there's one difference, then the counter argument is, well, this is Quran, Allah, Allah said this, and he didn't later on refute himself and say, by the way, the minister said this, but it's not true. That's not how it works. So Allah was silent on the issue, therefore there's some truth in it. Well, if that's true, then when you go earlier on in the story, and the brothers of use of Elisa use of Alison's brothers, what did they say about jacobellis salon? They said in a banner, a few dollar movie,
our dad is clearly in confusion.
Our dad is clearly lost in confusion, alone never corrected it. Let him say, by the way, they said that and that was wrong, because he expects human beings to make sense of this, and understand that they are wrong for thinking this way, right now was quoting a politician, and a politician will say what suits his politics. He's not making a comment and allies, you know, agreeing with except in one sense, there are certain classes of women that are like this woman. And that's why the pronoun katipunan at Kadena sa, Kadena women like you, your circle your friend, by the way, later on, we're going to see her friends and they are like her. So it even gets proven later on that the Kunda is
not referring to all women, it's referring to women of this certain class, this certain mentality where they think they can burn other people's lives for their own pleasure. Where they instead of them getting caught and admitting that they've done something wrong, they can just come out and you know, throw somebody else under the bus, so long as their reputation stays intact, because they're in the public eye. And for women like that, and even politicians like that, they almost a God that they worship is not some idol. It's not the Lord of the world. It's actually their reputation. That's their God, nothing gets in the way of that. So you think you can sacrifice people in the name
of your interpreter?
In the name of your reputation, no problem. And so when he says this hasn't been Kadena, what was her reasoning? Her reasoning was, if the blame goes on him, I'm still safe. And he gets burned for rejecting me, because I should be able to get away with whatever I want to do. And he got in the way of that. Right. So he says in that Qaeda nauseam, some have extrapolated from this, that a lie is saying that women have a great power to scheme and, you know, their scheming is some mighty, etc, etc. I would only agree in our analysis in my own analysis and shapes of the Quran, that there are some women that are capable of this. And it is pretty powerful if a minister in Egypt can get caught
And he sees this ain't the first time this is, you know, in Texas to say this not my first rodeo. That's why he says this is the kind of scheming you women do. Last month, there was a scandal in that house. And there was this and there was that and there was the other he knows these things happen in that circle that don't make it to the public, but the inside group knows, right. So he's making reference to that too. But remarkably, he does deflect blame from her meaning. Yeah, you all you're all like that you and your friends, you and all these women in the city, you're all just messed up. But he doesn't actually say how disgusting her act is, or how repulsed he is by the
infidelity, none of that stuff off.
You women are just crazy. You do such terrible things. That's the watering down, isn't it?
Even the word scheming is watering it down, like put a man in that position and he finds his woman he's gonna say all you women make such schemes.
They're gonna say that, but he's trying to get everybody cannot make a big deal out of this. Because right now he is under situation control. containment is the problem right now, because he sees this as becoming a liability for his political position. That's what he's looking at. And so he says, indicator could not be noticed. So he turns to her he says this about women you women. You're so crazy. You do the scheming. You just give me a so amazing You almost got me to and then he turns to use of Elisa. And what are his words to use of Elisa? Use of?
And I'm pretty sure he doesn't call him by name. Usually. Usually they call them by their servant. You know? Yeah, hold on. Yeah, well, boy, you know, survey, or whatever, or you don't have to call him by name. But it's like he's putting his arm on his shoulder. Youssef, let me talk to you for a second. Another. Could you overlook this? overlook this? Let's pretend this never happened. You men, you so just ignore this. Okay. What is he telling you so far? Lisa? We're not going to talk about this. And you're not going to talk about this with anybody else. I did. Another is actually the press release, we'll have black marker.
Okay, we're gonna censor this event. There are not going to be any interviews. If anybody wants to talk to you about it. There's my instruction to you. I'll give another it's not just overlook her mistake, forgive her. It's not that he's still concerned that if this happened, the word will get out and people will want to talk to who to use. And use of Elisa Lam is not going to like he already said it openly on our destiny, NFC. She's the one that seduced me. He said it right.
So people come to him and they're trying to incriminate him, he's going to defend himself. And he basically gave him the instruction, you're going to be quiet about this. Ignore it, ignore it, meaning, don't make a big deal out of it, forgive her etc. But it also means Look, I need you to be you understand that this can't get out. Right? You understand? Right? And so he's silenced use of Elisa. So yes, his innocence has been proven. But his innocence has been proven inside close quarters. Yeah. So if you can say this was a trial, and there was a verdict, it was all a secret trial and a secret verdict. And the truth of it is not known to anybody outside the house. And
obviously, if you serve is being told, don't talk about it, the servants have been given similar instruction. Nobody talks about this. This is whatever is being shared here stays here. Okay. Now, what's the problem with that the problem with that this kind of cover up situation is it's going to leak anyway. It's going to leak anyway. But when it leaks, what was the reason for the cover up? The reason for the cover up was to protect the politicians reputation, right? So when this gets out, then there's a second round of damage control. The second round of damage control is how do I get this rumor, to never become fact.
I need to annihilate the source. That might be the one place where this rumor will turn into fact will be useful. Right. So what did they do later on? I got thrown in jail.
Why did they get thrown in jail, he didn't do anything wrong. And the minister knows he didn't do anything wrong. So the classical picture that's been painted of the minister as a nice guy who wanted to give him good housing, that's really great housing. You don't think Yusuf Ali, Sam told him that he comes from a certain land, and his father is Yahoo. And Yahoo told him about this Dean, and he'd like to go back to his dad. But he says no, no, no, give him good housing. No, you're here now. Really kind.
You know, that's it's not that kind. He saw his benefit over this child's well being. That's what he saw. And later on, people are surprised that he did this. Like he had us separately santorin in jail, even though that's not our idea today. But don't be surprised. His end game is to save his political career. And to do that, you need to silence the one source one leak, that's going to make the scandal a reality. And then people are going to say things all you can't even control your you can control your house, you're going to control the finance, government governance of finance, you're going to be head of security, you can even secure your own house, we should trust you. And
the people that work under you, you can even trust your right hand man. People are going to say all kinds of things about him or you can even control your wife, how are you going to control this or that or the other? He's going to tank This is not just about her now. So he says you suffer even harder. And you know, notice first he turned to the wife. As soon as he said you created such a problem for me. He sees the biggest threat right now is who use up so he stopped talking to the wife turns to use of abusive ignore this and then he comes back to the wife again because
The logical thing would be if you're talking to the wife, finish talking to the wife, then talk to you, Sophia. But first he says you're scheming.
not going to talk about this. And you might start vandalism Vicki, you know, ask forgiveness for the sin you've done. Apologize for the seniors that seek forgiveness. Now some, this became a sort of source of debate that they believe in, they believe in Allah. Did they believe in God because it's their fault means what seeking forgiveness of Allah, but there's no mention of Allah here than others said, No, they worshipped idols, but they had a lot of the concept of a lot too. Clearly, they've heard the word a lot before because my other lives already there and back when pastor ears, so that's already there. But it still *ing simply would just mean just seek forgiveness, seek
forgiveness for the sin you have done. In his mind. Now this is also interesting. Them means something embarrassing that you do.
them is an embarrassment, embarrassing thing that you do. And these are lighter Sins of lube. This is again him downplaying what's just happened. And what's what's happened, you know, self respecting husband, that actually has a real relationship with his wife would actually turn to the wife and say, just do us a favor, okay?
Just go think about what you did. And matters all. This is the end of the marriage. Normal under normal circumstances, this would be the end of the marriage, but it's not. He's just saying go apologize. So the question becomes, why is he telling me to seek forgiveness for your sin, he's actually pacifying use of meaning you so you ignore this? Look, I'm going to give you I'll show you justice. you apologize for what you did wait for your sin. See if
I'm being fair, so don't worry about getting justice. I already gave justice to her. So he's kind of mellowing him because he should have should he want to speak up? That will, you know, call it the other is to everybody else. Look, this is nothing more than a small mistake. And you should apologize for it was not familiar, even be in the key continental hottie in you are, you've been from those that keep on making mistakes cannot can mean the distant past. So it can mean you've been from those that make mistakes and hapa and Arabic actually is not a mistake. Haha, that's a really, that's damn wooden.
Hata are hottie is actually to make a mistake on purpose to do something wrong on purpose. You keep doing these kinds of wrong things on purpose. You're from the kind of people you're from the kind of, you're the kind that does this. And meanwhile hottie in from those who make mistakes is interesting, because it's the masculine plural. So he's now gone beyond just your you've made a mistake. No, you're from the kind of people that keep on making mistakes. So you go just apologize for this, always making some mistake or the other. That's just how you are, you're just that kind of person. And he's including men and women in that again, generalizing, and kind of, so the blame
doesn't fall specifically on her. And it doesn't become a serious problem for her. So we, you know, painting this kind of picture. What is it do it what is the guidance that we get from these couple of IOD where he is supposed to be responding? And he first says it has I mean, Katie could Nikita could nothing. First, in the study of cron, one of the lessons that we have to draw from this is when when we are going to make a universal statement on behalf of the Quran. Like somebody says, Quran says women scheming is great, and he's given greater than the devil. Hold on. There's a context here. And the context is completely different from what you're saying.
who's saying it? Who are they saying it to? When are they saying it? in what context is it being said? What's the audience that way? If you don't analyze that, can your conclusions be really problematic to the point where somebody is having some marital dispute and they say, this is just like a lot holders have in the home in Kadena in Nikita, code nauseam. You women and your scheming is great. See, Allah said it.
Shut down would want your autograph. You know. So while while so long as you're, you're making your skin shirt on vacation, you make a job easy. People will use Allah's word to slap people to abuse people. And if Kate is so terrible, well, if her gay is so terrible because she tore his shirt. Well, the sooner I began with the brothers of use of Yaki do laka Qaeda, same word, they will make a scheme against you and their scheme involves taking your shirt off and throwing him in a well that was a pretty great scheme scheme to that's what got this whole thing started. So before we even get to hurricane, there's already a Kade before right so there, you know to limit this or to try to use
this to make sweeping statements about all women I believe is incorrect. Or I'm not if somebody wants to do that allow them they think they have compelling evidence.
I just haven't seen it, I don't see it, especially not in light of this ayah what we should do in this understanding the lessons from the story is really analyze every character, and what role they're playing with the clues that Allah has given us, with the, you know, position that Allah has given us, his motivations for saying this are clearly political to me that there's no other way to look at them. You know, any other way of looking at them is, you could say there's an opinion that it's this way or this way. But if you put yourself in that position, and you're in that hallway, you're among the servants. And you're seeing this happening, what as you walk away, you're going to
say, he's a really gracious person. No, you're gonna say, he's a good politician? Wow, he's good. Look at how he squashed that entire thing. Man, if, if I found out that that happened in my family, there would have been a murder case, there would have been this or that that's what people are talking in the kitchen. Those are the conversations that are happening. They're not saying, but you know, this, this shows that he is really quite generous with, you know, or he has made a wise statement about all women. He has it. It's just not the case. You know, so have I been in a woman caddy corner? Certainly it is from the kind of scheming you women do in Nikita corner of him. Your
scheming is great. And by the way, that also means that this is not the only kind of scheme there are lots of different kinds of schemes.
So just like his, her scheme, is about to get him in trouble. And it's pretty powerful. She's got friends who she calls friends, but they're not really her friends, they're going to start a scheme of their own.
They're going to start a scheme of their own. And, by the way, up until now, her husband, we saw the word say either her, her the man of the house, her leader, if you will, her husband, we saw a lavish Tara home in Missoula, the one who bought him from Egypt. That's the word that was used for him.
And, you know, in the hood of BSNL, mathway, if you want to interpret it that way, Master, that's another word that's been used for him.
But the actual word minister, Aziz hasn't been used yet. He hasn't been described as the minister yet. And the first time we're gonna see the word minister, is actually going to be tomorrow when we studied the 30th, ayah, when women use that word, not the wife, not use of not allow us origin. from him his perspective, Allah will describe the women of the city talking and talking about the wife of the minister. And that's going to have a strategic role. Why is he being introduced as the minister at that point in the story? And what does that have to do? And what scheming are they going to do, and the level described their words as a scheme to actually, so there's, you know, we're learning,
you know, some dimensions of psychology, some dimensions of, you know, family dynamics, things like jealousy, things like infidelity, things like emotional fulfillment, things like the scheming of the devil. We're also learning things like sociology, different levels of society, right, and how different levels of people operate. We're learning some things about politics. And these people, you know, people in politics, they may be powerful in some ways, right? They may have wealth, they may have influence, they may have the ability to make policy, they may have the ability to get somebody thrown in jail and throw away the key and never give them a trial. that's gonna happen, right? So
they can have these kinds of powers. But you know, one place, that's their weakness,
The weak link for them, is if somebody finds out the truth of what I really am,
that if somebody finds out what really goes on behind closed doors, then everything I've built is going to fall apart. You know, in election campaigns, when you're going after a certain candidate, you don't go after his policies. You don't go after what he stands for. What's the most effective way to go after a politician? their personal life, their a scandal involving them, something, you know, some kind of character assassination, that's the way to go. That means they're done for good. You got them good. If you can question their integrity, well, then they have no business serving the public. That's just how politics works. And then other politicians.
This is the fun part. Other politicians, even if they know that the scandal is false,
they can touch him. Because they'll say, look, if they see me shaking your hand, they're gonna say I endorse all the things you're being accused of. So I need to keep away from you because you've just become toxic because of the press. You understand. So that's why a person's political career just comes to an end because of such a thing. A public career just comes to me, and then people who even know the truth inside this close circle. Do people know the truth? Yeah, they know the truth. But once Yusuf Ali Salaam is gonna get framed, and thrown into jail, then nobody's gonna go near him because going near him would mean political suicide.
You understand. So there's larger games that play Yeah, I like your use of, but I don't like you more than myself. I don't like you more than my politics or my career or the man the government has mentioned, I don't like you more than that. So that that's where, you know, the line is going to get drawn. And we're going to see from the other side, because reputation is the sort of the weak link.
That's where, you know, the her friends are going to attack her to bring her down. Because you know, in that upper circle, unlike, you know, when you have friends at school, or you have friends, you get together and you have pizza or whatever. in that circle. People get together, and they share parties, and they dress up and they take pictures together, but they all hate each other.
They all hate each other.
They're like the vice president's wife is best friends with the president's wife, but hates the president and his wife because why couldn't my husband be the president?
That's how they really are. So they can be chummy chummy at your face, but behind your back, they just want to tear you down, because everybody's got one position above the other in some way, right? And they want it. So they'll pretend to be friends, they'll be you know, they'll be the same social circle. But actually, they are the most vicious kinds of enemies against each other. And any chance to get to tear the other down, they'll take you know, and as I as I described this, in the highest echelons of society, this satanic disease doesn't just exist in the highest levels of society. You could be working at a Walmart or McDonald's or a shoe store or whatever. And your friends could be
some of those people that just can't see you get a promotion, you became a manager.
Yeah, cuz you know, jealousy is not just about who's living in a palace. Jealousy could be you, when you move to a two bedroom, I got to find some way of Terry, I feel inferior now. I have to find some way to tear you down. And that's what her friends are going to do. And by the way, that I'm getting ahead of myself, we'll talk about this tomorrow, inshallah, if they are being invited to her house, right, they got invited to her house, you guys know the story already, at least the events of the story.
If they're talking like that about her, and then they have no problem coming over to her house. What does that tell you?
What kind of life do these people have? All of it's all the relationships are fake. They're their social circle is fake. It's just built on mutual benefit.
That's all it's bill. It's just these are not just politicians in profession. They're politicians in life. Like every relationship has some political purpose. If it serves my purpose, it's there. If it doesn't, it's not there. That's all it is. That's why it's not really a marriage. It's just a political marriage. It looks good for the PR campaign. That's why he's not up in arms about what she did. Because as much as I could, yeah, you're my wife, whatever, but you do what you do. Just don't get in my politics. Don't ruin my career. That's where the problem lies. You know.
So this this nuanced, this very sophisticated view of politics and how things work in real life, you know, people, this is the last comment I'll share with you, people associate with religion, that religion makes the world look simplistic. Religion is just about do good. You know, give charity and you'll go to heaven and and you know, religious people religions generally have a very gullible, not real world kind of view of the world. Right? So if someone's religious, they don't know how the streets work. They don't know how real life works, because they're way too righteous and way too religious. What is the Quran do for people that come to this book, it opens their eyes to the
darkest corners of society. It makes them street smart. It makes them spiritually intelligent in the most vile situations. It's incredible. We don't have this view that you have to shelter yourself and be in a spiritually you know, magnificent environment where there is no Potiphar there is no there is no minister's wife. There is no brothers of use of everybody saying Alhamdulillah Mashallah, in sha Allah. In Allah, he went daily. Hello, gentlemen. Everybody looks like this. They've got this on the other day, I had a tie on so as some people like just like the kofod It's okay. Y'all can say it.
Makes me happy when you say. But anyway, the point is, we're not sheltered. The Quran is not creating a sheltered narrative. The Quran is giving us a very real life narrative, a very real life narrative. You can live a spiritual life. That doesn't mean you have to be gullible. Actually, Allah will show us how life really works and how to hold on to the principles of this Deen even in those dirty situations, because you know what people say? Well, if everybody around you is dirty, you got to get your hands dirty to get by. right because you you got to play the game. Allah says, Yeah, the games are being played but you didn't play them daddy
is all around him games are being played, but he's not participating in them. But yes, those games will exist and they will tempt you to want to play along. Now that's going to come to if he just plays along he won't go to jail.
It's gonna get to that point. And that's when a lot We'll see. Are you really going because who's gullible? gullible means you caved into the authorities that belong to human beings and you denied the authority that belongs to Allah? You're gullible because you don't understand how authority works.
You got scared of a Aziz as and you forgot about as usual hacking.
How does that work? How does that work? realize we can open our eyes to reality around us and you know how can was nativa who are in a bottle about Elon Musk, nice thing about who is a prophet
sallallahu Sallam will not show us the truth as the truth and give us the the will and the ability, the provision of following it, and show us lies as lies and give us the will and the ability and provision to be able to get away from it. barakallahu li walakum Hakeem when finally we can be it, Rama Rama Rama to lie Ricardo