Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - Surah Yusuf
Part 39-40 – Inviting to Allah
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time is that you can you know, the truth that we believe in, it stands on its own evidences. And then on top of that, what what makes it even stronger, is its historical, you know, reinforcement, meaning the father's that he mentioned, the prophets that he's mentioned, each one of them makes the argument for this faith even stronger, so learning more about them, makes your faith even stronger, and stronger and stronger. So it's also interesting that before he talks to them about who Allah is, or what Islam is, or any of that stuff, he's first talking to them about that historical legacy. You need to know who these people are, because I'm not telling you something new. This is something
that's original, you know, that it's not original. It's something originally given since the beginning of humanity. And actually the great patriarch of it, the great role model of it is our father, Ibrahim Elisa. So this is a person you need to get to know. You know, when they think of famous people, they think of kings or authorities, and now he's introducing them to this legacy of profits. Actually, as a student of the Quran, I would also argue that the Quran way of introducing Islam to the world is actually not by introducing them to Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, my understanding of it up until now, and it only gets reinforced, the more I study the Koran, is
Islam's way of introducing itself to Christians, Jews, atheists, anybody, especially people with background in religion, is actually to introduce them to the early prophets. And to show them that actually, this isn't a new religion, it's actually a continuation of something given from the beginning of the story of humanity. And that's kind of what he's doing, by referencing someone that he knows so well, his own family, to these prisoners. But then he starts getting a little more direct. So you know, if you notice the beginning of the conversation, he said, I left the religion of a people, Omen, some people, and there was Nikita, like some nation, one of the most famous
nations in the land, and everybody knows what nation that is the Egyptians, but he calls them some nation as if they are insignificant. And they're the ones that take, you know, pride in their hierarchy. As a matter of fact, they used to believe that their ancestors were gods, right, then eventually they develop that kind of religion. And look, so when he mentions them, he says, some nation that don't believe in Allah, as if they're not even worthy of name or mentioned. And when he talks about his own legacy, the people who believe in Allah, He names them, Ibrahim Ismail is half the religion of these people. So he didn't just say, I don't follow this, that some nation that
doesn't believe but I follow some other nation that does believe he didn't do that. You see that? So he actually went from not worthy of mentioned to the most worthy of mentioned, which is in direct contrast with the social reality of the time, the people that nobody knows, or the people he's mentioning, and the people that everybody knows he's calling some nation. Camila, you know, Nabila? Well, you know, we're humbled at home coffee room. Now, he gets to this really, you know, hard hitting direct dollar. And if you you know, first I want to give you this is not my norm, usually what I do is I go phrase by phrase and try to explain every piece of the IR to you, so that and then
we try to put it all together. But here I feel in especially is 39 and 40. You have to first understand the bird's eye view. And so I'm going to try to explain that first. So the logic of these IR becomes easier to understand. Again, if you study the the way that prophets preached to their people, like if the prophets had a chance to preach to their nations messengers have a chance to preach to their nations. The starting
point is that what that means is positive reinforcement. Be grateful to Allah look at what Allah has done for you look at the, you know, ponder over creation. Do you think you were created without purpose? prophets don't start with hell. They don't start with judgment day they start with the sense of gratitude. And you can see where he started, he was already talking about food that's being provided. He's talking about the honor the note that the legacy he has of his parents, he's grateful, which is already sounding odd for someone who's in prison. Why is he being grateful, right? So he's actually by his speech, demonstrating something that he wants them to have also a
sense of gratitude. Now, once you have this idea of gratitude, that, you know, shouldn't human beings be grateful for everything they have? Then you kind of narrow it down to this conclusion of one single God. And he's actually named Allah here. And then usually Kabila human che Dali coming from Allah, Allah, this is the IRB read yesterday, that we it's, it's been our legacy myself and my father's that we will not commit ship with a lion in any way, shape or form. And that is a favor that's from among the favors of Allah that he's done on us. And he's done this favor to all people that we get to be with Allah. Well, I can accept a nasty lash guru, but most people don't aren't
grateful. Now most people are ungrateful, meaning people that are grateful would never do schicke. And being ungrateful, is actually a form of check Why is being ungrateful sugar not having sugar, a form of shirk, you can notice the spelling is also similar between these two words. Yeah, because they contrast each other. So why is it that if you're not grateful, how could that be a kind of sugar associated with Allah, because if you're not grateful to allow you're giving credit to someone or something else, maybe yourself, maybe maybe to some creation, right at the end of the day, if you're not grateful to Allah, then either you feel like you deserved it, it's you're entitled to it,
whatever it is, whether it's your physical strength, your intellect, your, the your fears, your accomplishments, your wealth, the wealth, you've amassed, the businesses, you've been able to make successful, you want to give credit to yourself for it, the degrees you were able to get, you want to give yourself credit for it, right. Or if somebody's done something for you, you want to give them credit for it entirely, even though they may deserve some credit. But at the end of it all, even those people You should be grateful Allah brought them into your life. Right? So for example, I'm really grateful for my teacher who taught me quite, you know, started teaching me Quran and
Arabic, but I'm grateful to Allah azza wa jal for bringing me into contact with him, for making him part of my risk. I'm really, I'm really grateful for the friend who taught me how to pray. But I'm also incredibly grateful to Allah for allowing me to have a friend like that, because I hadn't could have had much worse friends. Right? So sugar and shake are related to each other. Because at the end of the day, if we don't acknowledge that everything coming our way, is sourced in a lot, then then that will become shared and your gratitude will be misplaced in some place or the other. But now, it seems, again, coming back to the way that prophets preach. They make the arguments to people, but
then they notice many nations that Allah talks about in the Quran, they worshipped many gods. Yeah, so they worship idols, or they worship You know, false gods, etc. They worship angels. We have all kinds of nations that Allah talks about that worship false gods. Yeah. Like in the case of new Halesowen even had names of each idol. What done well, I saw
named out yesterday, holy names to them and said, Don't you dare abandon these gods and they named them right. Now, then the conversation shifts from not being grateful to one true God, but then criticizing How can you believe in multiple gods that can only be one? You understand? So that's similar? It's a more confrontational argument, because you're actually questioning somebody else's religious beliefs. They believe in multiple gods and you're saying, actually, there can only be one God, what are you saying I'm wrong, you're saying my parents were wrong, you're seeing my entire cultures wrong, you see my entire societies wrong, it's offensive. Because calling out somebody's
religion by as nice as the profits are, you have to accept calling Teto hate calling to the belief in one line when Allah alone, him alone is actually offensive to someone who believes in multiple gods who holds their mythology to be sacred, who holds those books that carry those mythologies, in shrines and you're you're trashing all of it or they have these these you know, temples on the tops of mountains. So people have to be get really exhausted by the time they get up there. So they figure we should stay here for a while and meditate. Right?
So when those kinds of temples in such high holy places now you're saying this idol is worth nothing, you can't do anything. If a fly comes and sits on its nose, you know, it can't remove it. You know, like gives this example in the Quran was
less than three, the woman who, if you know, these, these idols you worship other than Allah, or those who you call on other than la couldn't create a single fly even if they all got together.
If a fly did come and take something away from them, they wouldn't be able to recover it. Like they just simply loominatee couldn't even try to get it back from it. Right now, that's really offensive, I want you to understand why that's offensive. You've got this temple, you've got people coming, and they're, you know, bawling to this idol or whatever it is, and they don't just bow to get their wishes answered, they bring some offerings, right? So they put like, you know, flowers in front of it, sometimes they put milk or honey or, I don't know, a kid cat or Snickers, whatever, they put some, you know, goodies in front of the idol, as you know, offerings to get their wish answered. But
if you leave food open like that, what's going to come? flies are going to come out of other worshipers or a tourist comes and tries to hit a kid cat. And he tries to get it, they didn't get beat up because that's sacrilege, right? That's disrespecting the temple. But if a fly comes and sits on the giant statues nose, look straight at the statue and says, Hey, I like a little bit of kick, I'm gonna take your kick you alright with that? And then it goes in?
sits on the food for a little bit and flies off? Can the god do anything? No. And those worshippers that climb the mountain to sit in front of this idol, see a small fly, destroy the foundations of their religion right in front of them. All they can do is this.
It's just the it's a remarkable example. Are you not looking at the flies and what they're doing? Do you not? Do you not see that? Then this all mighty, all powerful creature that you supposedly believe in this God that you believe it? Look at how it's being dismantled by a single fly. And even if you believe that that fly has done some blasphemous thing, and it must be punished, go ahead and catch it.
And once you catch it, get back what it stole, so you can return it to your mighty God. Allah says they couldn't even try to get it. And even if they did, how they're going to get back with the talk.
Interestingly, when flies take food, flies released saliva, and their saliva is acidic. And they form a net around the food that they eat. And the saliva immediately reacts with the food that they catch. And that chemical reaction immediately alters the food. So if there was some advanced technology at one of these temples, where they could catch these blasphemous flies, and put them under a petri dish, and find these little laser, tiny little needles to get the food back and get that hiccup is gone,
What I'm saying is, at one point, the prophets just like the Quran, actually starts becoming offensive against those who make shirk sacred, calls it out. It calls it out. Now, this sounds really politically incorrect. It sounds like you're insulting other people's religion. It's not. It's not you, you can believe whatever you believe. But if you ask if I have the opportunity to tell you why that is wrong, I will say.
I will say the truth is the truth and the truth is offensive. There's a reason right after what also bill Huck comes with sob, sob because somebody is going to test your support once you call them out on the hook on the truth. So what, but that's a later stage, when they say no, we're committed to our gods, we're not going to let go of our gods, then the prophets at that stage, start calling out the false worship or false gods. That's when that happens. And that's it. That's a contentious stage. And when they do that, when prophets do that, then the next thing that happens is, the prophets make a case for why you should believe in one God, and why you shouldn't believe in those
gods, and then they make a case for their gods. And there's a debate. And then after that debate, another stage comes where a lot the prophets of Allah don't just say, you have to believe in Allah, you better worship Allah, because you're every argument you've come up with is myth. And you have you have not been able to substantiate any claims behind any of your your, your religious beliefs, and the crumble even openly say how to bahala calm, then you evidences be what you have, why don't you just bring it to the table and convince, you know, if you think I'm wrong, so the prophets are actually not asking for those people that they came to, to prove their religion to the prophets.
Now, this is kind of a very confrontational, it started with that way, and I care for you, and I'm concerned, but now it's becoming more and more confrontational. Yes. And at that point, the evidence is that they bring forward our How dare you question this? When I learned this from my own father, and my father learned it from his father, and they learned from his father and our entire noble legacy is to uphold the sacredness of this temple. And you come and you think that you're going to get rid of that entire legacy. Basically, people said, We worship what our forefathers worshiped. That became their ultimate evidence. You're not going to change things. This is how we do things.
This is our civilizational identity. This is who we are as a people, this is our culture. You're insulting our culture, our tradition.
The widow Quran says there is we worship what our fathers worshipped. You know?
it you know, Bella Roma elvina Allah He abana No, no, we're gonna follow what we found our father's worshipping and multiple places in the Quran, you find this argument, right? So now that's the next step in this back and forth that is getting more and more aggressive. And then the Quran calls out their fathers and says our little corner about
isn't it the case that their fathers didn't understand anything either?
You understand nothing and you think no our fathers understood and luck comes out from the prophets mouth. Allah is giving the prophets household words saying your
your father's do nothing, either. They understood nothing either. Now, that's super offensive, isn't it? That's getting even more offensive. Not only are you wrong, your sacred ancestors are wrong. And religion is wrong. You
know, fathers of yours understood nothing. Wow, now it's just gotten way escalated. And so after that madonsela law, we'll be having some time. They that that point, there's an imposition on you like now now the profits start getting threatened. Right, and they're being threatened with force, if you don't stop, we're gonna stone you, or we're gonna get you killed, or we're gonna, you know, those threats started happening. And that's the point where the profits would declare, you know, you do what you're going to do for inconel accom kadowaki. Dune, if you've got a scheme to make, go ahead and make it against me. Bring it the Quran literally says the profits at one point came out
and said just bring it
that's what the point got. Why because they are claiming authority and power belongs only and only with Allah, you won't be able to do anything to me. Allah has charged me with this mission and my protection will come from Allah. So you can do whatever you like. So a single Moosa can stand in front of the mightiest Empire on earth, and say, go ahead.
in the lobby, we're becoming Kalamata kabillion. Law, you know, beyond HAZOP, I am seeking my protection, my refuge for my master and who's also your master from any arrogant one that doesn't believe in the day of standard of accountability. He stands in front of the entire Empire. Go ahead, you know, and the lessons nine signs that developed debilitate the mighty Pharaohs Empire, but they can't kill one single man. They just can't do it. They're they're made helpless. So this is a last minute and power demonstrated to the people. Then, after all of that, it becomes clear that this is the right religion. Because now you've seen a less power demonstrated. Right? And once and,
unfortunately, by the time that the power of allies demonstrated, most of the people in that nation, they don't believe
these are the steps, right? These are the steps that the story of that was like that with the profits. The incredible thing about this conversation is 39, and 40. Is all those steps are happening in these toilets.
All of them. Those steps in other profit stories happened in the course of years, yes,
decades, multiple conversations multiple back and forth. But with Yusuf Ali Salaam, the entire scheme of the r1 every step of that was happening in just these two ions. Actually it started already, but in these two are up, it gets into high gear. And it's almost like it's different from the previous IR. If you notice in the previous ayah. He said I have left a nation, some nation that don't believe in Allah, was he criticizing those two guys or some nation? Some nation he didn't say I don't believe in what you believe. Like the Quran says eventually to the prophecy some to declare la Abu Mata Buddha idol worship what you worship, right? That's not what he said. He said, I left
the religion. So he's not calling them out directly easy. He's being subtle with them. And they're like, their religions or religion. They could think of that for themselves. But he's not going to go off to them directly like that. And then then he says instead of talking about their legacy, he starts talking about his own bio father's Ibrahim is smart, his heart Yaqoob and we would never do Schick and he's hoping when he says we would never do schicke and that's a favor alized unto all people. I'm hoping they start thinking Wait, do we do shake? Is that what you're trying to say? He's not saying the directly easy. But now notice what happens. Yeah, Sahiba my two companions. My two
comrades in prison. My two prison inmates Sahib actually means someone who spends a lot of time with somebody else. These guys just came to him and they just said that we just want to talk to you and now he's befriending them first and says Look, you're like my Sahib. You're my companions. Both of you. And we're in prison together are Babu Mata Hari Puna hiren are many, many Lords many masters are they are many different kinds of masters better amela or Allah
before I go further
There are different kinds of God's better, or law. And he's not talking about other people. Now Who's he talking to? These head now he's getting direct. Now he's getting direct, but the words you use are really interesting. Oh, Bob, let's deal with the word Bob. First, Bob is the plural of the word, Rob. Rob in this surah clearly has been used for Allah. Robin, the surah has clearly been used for slave owners also. Kings also, Kings can also be a hub, they can be thought of actually, later on, they're going to go talk to their Rob, about about Yusuf alayhi salam. Okay, so the word Rob can be used in that way. And it's used in Arabic That way to have one bite, for example. Okay.
So and with the fabric, una is the human tool. And the human tool can mean our multiple slave masters better, or Allah. Now, that's an interesting comparison, because you could have us, even Yusuf Ali Salam had a master earlier on the Aziz. Right. But he had the Aziz and he also had a ma. But now he's saying are different, or Bob better? Or is a lot better. He understand the use of someone is clear, clarifying something. You can have a human master above you that has authority over you power above you the power to kill you the power to pay you the power to feed you. But understand that above him is someone even higher,
even though Rob has a rub. And that's Allah. Yeah. He's also saying that the words he didn't say is many gods and one with a fabric when Lucy says one way you can understand multiple Gods is, you know, more than one master more than one master. But it can also mean more than one God. But let's think about more than one human master. And in modern language, we wouldn't even say Master, we say more than one boss. Yeah. If you have more than one boss, how's your life?
How's life go? When you have more than one authority over you? Hey, I need you to do some five minutes, because I need to do this in three minutes. Now, what are you doing? do this? What are you doing do that you didn't lose your mind and eventually say I can do I can deal with this. I need a single chain of command. I can't be getting instructions from multiple bosses. Now what happens sometimes when children have different instructions coming one from the Father, one from the Mother,
the children will either lose their mind, or make the parents lose their mind because they'll use the parents against each other. Well, Mom said don't do this, that said do that. Why don't you talk to dad about it. And our mom and dad are going at it while you go free.
The point is, if you have multiple bosses, they're all the each of them is exerting their authority on you. Yes.
But that means not any one of them has full authority on you. Because if one of them tries to exert full authority on you, you can say Actually, I can't do that. Because I have the other boss telling me to do something else, the other master is telling you to do something else. So I can only give you 50%, because I gotta give the other 150 percent. And if you have three bosses, four bosses, five bosses, you got to divide it up, right? So no, one of them has full authority over you.
But also, no one of them is ever pleased with you.
Because no one of them gets you 100%. Right. So every one of them is like yo do anything
is ridiculous. Because when you're doing something for someone else, you're not doing something for them. So they're constantly displeased with you. So and these, these prisoners know that because they know for example, this is happens in corporate structures. It happened in ancient society, it happens everywhere. There's a you know, you have a teacher, and above the teacher, you have the headmaster, right, or the department head. So the English teacher, then you've got the head of the English department, and above the head of the English department, you've got the Dean of the School, and above the dean, you got the principal, right. But the teacher has three bosses, three layers of
bosses, he's got the head of the department, he's got the dean, and he's got the principal. So one day, the principle tells him to do something.
And he does it. But his department had said, I told you to do something else. Nobody got that from the principal, why are you talking directly to the principal? You have to go through me?
Right chain of command, right? He's like, would you want me to do he came to me and talk to me, I don't know what else to do. And now there's conflict and someone's unhappy. And if you don't do what the principal said, Why didn't you do it?
My department has told me to do something else. Well, I'm the principal.
I'm his boss, I'm her boss.
And you get stuck in the middle of that confusion. So you're constantly in trouble with somebody? That's one way of looking at it. So he says, Do you really want to live a life where you answer to so many multiple masters but the thing is, for many of these people, they only had one master?
One household was their master. So what how would this apply to them? This is actually a lot not just talking about through the through the tongue of use advice. I'm not just talking about multiple bosses or multiple slave masters. He's talking about multiple forces.
Is that have influence on us?
Do you really want it you know, culture has its own influence on us. family has its own influence on us. Our own greed has its own influence on us and our personal needs of our own influence on us. We have lots of influences on us, each of them acting like they are the most important.
And you, you submit to the call of one, and you compromise the others, they're all upset. And you cooperate, you submit to the call of the other, the others. Imagine somebody who's like, really wants to make their boss happy. Yeah. So they just overtime every day,
when the guy is in overtime every day who's unhappy with him,
my family's Boss, I need to take care of my family. Now he's showing up to work late every day, he's leaving early every day, cuz he's wants to prioritize this right now who's unhappy?
The boss isn't happy, right? So you're, you cannot please all of them. And every time you try to please one of them, or surrender yourself to one of them, you end up compromising other important parts of yourself, you end up losing balance, there's no balance because you're constantly letting something take full authority.
And he says I can free you from these multiple chains and you don't know how to balance them. If you just understand that above all of these arbab there's only one and that is Allah. And once you understand that Allah is the ultimate authority than all of these, you will be able to balance and if none of them are happy with you, you're still okay because Ally's happy with you.
And you know, there's a famous saying in Arabic little nasty little naturopathic. making people happy is a goal that can never be achieved.
pleasing somebody, at the end of the day, if someone says, Are you pleased with me? Are you completely content with me?
More or less? What's wrong? Well, let me give you a list.
I've written it out.
It could be between spouses, parents, children, siblings. We're not we're not capable of being entirely happy with someone because we're all flawed. That's life we're all flawed. Allah azza wa jal can be entirely happy with us. While we are completely flawed.
You can have a lifetime of mistakes and make Toba analyze completely happy with you. That's humanly impossible. Not even for a father or a mother. Use your Google a son couldn't be completely okay with his sons. Even at the end of the story. He couldn't do it. When they said can you make the offer as asked a lot of forgiving said I will eventually I can't I can't get myself to do it right now. Too scarred to hurt.
The thing with different gods is different different powers that you're looking to please not realizing not one of them will ever be what pleased with you. And the other meaning of Rob is someone who nurtures you.
But if the boss can only nurture you financially, and a family can nurture you maybe emotionally right friends can maybe nurture you by using your mind or something like that giving you just a you know, some some time to relax. Each one of those can only provide you a limited kind of nurturing wherever you find complete nurturing. Only one rub our Babu metaphoric una hai are different, different arbab different gods different masters are the better, or Allah. This is often compared with another famous ayah in the Quran, which inshallah eventually I'll talk about in detail with you guys. Allah gives an analogy of two slaves, because slavery was a known phenomenon. And he says,
imagine a slave whose only has one master. And imagine another slave who is partnered shared by many masters who each conflict with each other.
Now that second analysis, which is similar to this different gods, yeah, with the 31 also means they're all different from each other. Because it comes from the origin of fork, which actually fundamentally means difference, are separated. So each God that they believe in, is a different shape, different size. Yeah, different priority. And that alone tells you that they have their own limits. The fact that they're different from each other, itself has proved that they prove that they have limits, and if they have limits, how can they fulfill you ever if you turn them into abab
then if you study other religions in which there are multiple Gods like for example, you know, Greek mythology or Hindu mythology, things like that, in those religions, you'll find the gods are always at war with each other. Or there's Norse mythology or Greek mythology or anything else. You know, this god of war is against the God of, you know, light or god of this or God of that and they're all against odds against the are they killing each other. You know, that's what they're doing and
This idea of a problem with a raccoon is suggesting that you are in the middle. If you take any worldview, other than believing in Allah alone, you are going to end up with, even if it's not mythology, even if it's different kinds of gods, there are other gods now, we don't most people that are modernized, most people that are now you know, university graduates are, you know, exposed to modern media, the social media and the internet and the Information Age like never before. they're exposed to ideas they never thought possible, right? And in this time, in this day and age, you don't have to worship idols, you can worship isms, you can you can think of any ism as the absolute
truth that must be followed. Somebody could become a hardline communist and they believe in communism, or humanism, or pluralism or feminism, where you name the ISM. And that ism is the ultimate truth. That ism is what humanity must strive for. That ism is what must be served. You know, they are now gods, and they're all at odds with each other. All of those isms are fighting with each other, and he says, are different out of Bob that are at odds against each other better, or Allah?
But he didn't just say a lot because they don't know who ally is right?
But the one thing they do know is you're saying we should abandon many and follow only one and the next Name of Allah Allah hiwatt head or Allahu Allahu Allah the one Allah the one now here's the problem with one some of the most frequent checks I was telling me today some of them had come to the Prophet Solomon said you only believe in one God we've got many are many can take on that one.
He could beat that one
you know because in their mind they're thinking of Gods the way we think of people. You only got one backup I got 20 not 20 can take on your one you got no chance against my 20 so when the the word one is almost synonymous with alone and alone is associated with weak vulnerable exposed no support
will army of one you know they say oh, you're gonna you're gonna stand up to me, You and what army? Right? The point is you when you're alone, you're weak. You have no backup. So the idea of a lobbying one can be seen as a problem for those who believe in multiple Gods because they can go to this God for wealth and that God for health and this God for money and this God for you know power and that God for lover, what are you going to different gods for different things? You guys is one God for everything, he must be exhausted.
Right, he must be overwhelmed. He must be overwhelmed, because he's got to take care of everything. At least we have different department gods.
Right? So I can go to this card for this problem that God for no problem.
And that makes sense from their worldview, right? But notice what Allah says and by the way, every time in the Quran six times Allah head over head, which is which means what one, whenever that name occurs in the Quran, it occurs six times it comes paired with another name of a lot every time. And that is to say these two names can never be separated from each other. What is that other name? It's
alcohol. alcohol. Alcohol means the overwhelming one,
not the one who is overwhelmed because he is one. But he is the only one that overwhelms all is not incredible.
And by the way, those gods that are all at odds with each other, and they have different powers or different things, you go to them for different different masters of different things. Here's one ILA that overwhelms all of them in everything they can offer. And if all of them stood united, to stand against him, and to be at war with him, and he could overwhelm all of them because they are nothing but myth anyway.
So it's such a powerful combination of names. The one, the overwhelming, because in creation, when someone is just one, they are overwhelmed.
It's the opposite. They're McColl. They're easily overcome. When a species only has one left, they're going extinct.
Right? They're on the verge of collapse. They're done for you. In other words, a hora in Arabic actually comes from when you take meat, and you roast it to the point that all of its juices have evaporated. And it's completely like, you know, well done meat. Like it's been burned to the almost crisp, before you let it go. That's
that's kuvira and from it came the idea of someone who overpowers their enemy, where they drain all their energy out and they got nothing left that when someone has the power to do that to their enemy, they're called
the pharaoh use that word for himself. When he told said about himself, enough Oklahoma heroin was
Gonna be caught here over these Israelites, we're gonna drain them of every bit of energy they have, we're gonna overwhelm them completely overpower them completely, you know. And so Allah uses that name for alcohol, the one who dominates over and over and over again, the one who overwhelms over and over and over again. And so the on the one hand, you've got these multiple gods that are each of them getting over one by the other, they even get it getting over one by the other. And here you have one that overshadows all overwhelms all
this powerful name of allah used in this is, and this is how he's introducing a lot of them. After talking about we should be grateful to ally that's the positive side, right? But you better not mess with the law because he's allotted alcohol. Now it's kind of switching over to what warning is going from positive to negative reinforcement. You better believe in Allah. Now the question I had to myself if other prophets took years, to deliver this message, to give it little by little by little and develop this, this notion,
why his use of honey Salaam, dropping all of it in one shot in one conversation, because they told him a dream. And in that dream, he knows that for one of them, he's gonna be dead in a couple of days. The Bible says three days, we don't know exactly, but soon, it's happening. And the other one is going to get released. And he's going to go back to his old job with a with a king, which means basically, this is the last opportunity for either of them to receive any data to Islam.
He knows that yes, because he heard the dream. So it's basically he sees do these two men, as a state of emergency, I will do everything I can to save these two young men. So I'm going to start soft as that we should start.
But I'm gonna let the the sense of urgency that they need to accept this call, and the seriousness of it be known to them, because they're at a time they're out there, they got no time left. And he's as concerned as about the one that's about to die as the one that's about to live. Because if you're not getting the message of Islam, you're as good as dead anyway. That's the powerful thing that have these do you think the one who's about to die should get a different message, and the one who's going to live should get a different message can be a time when the sense of urgency that use of SMS, because he recognizes that even the second one, when he goes out there, he's not going to hear
about a lie anymore.
So I need to nail something in his head, before he leaves here that he can that can that he can chew on. Hopefully, maybe, maybe he'll take the benefit of this reminder. So he introduces a lies, the mighty the powerful, by the way, these young men that are in prison, Who do they think of a singular authority, the king, the master, and now they're being introduced? All those masters are nothing, there's only one Allah and wydawca ha. Then he says, Now he's being so direct with them. First, he said, Is this one better? Or that better? Guys? That's how he started, right? Are these better? A lot better. But now he's even more direct. He says ma bounnam in duni, you are not worshiping
besides a lot, anybody lasma and except names, some may to mohar that you name, you came up with yourselves. Remember what I told you about previous prophets, how they used to come after the false religions. He doesn't have time for them to argue about their religions and their mythologies. Before you tell me what you believe. Let me just tell you what your beliefs are. Nothing but names that you made up yourselves. And before you can see, no, no, we admit them up ourselves. We learned that from our father who learned this from him. He says
the names you made up yourselves, y'all and your father's.
So before you even get to argue about why you believe what you believe, I know what you're gonna say. I know the arguments that are made my father but he was given these arguments by his father, when he wanted to hold on to shake. I learned these arguments already. So I know what you're going to say. And I'm going to preemptively strike and take that out of the equation and tell you, you and your father's it's all made up names. You know, it's interesting, Funny enough, this is a Shakespeare thing, but I thought it was epic, and cute. They were as smart as the pool of Islam. Yeah. And the new gods are all isms, like capitalism, communism, humanism, pluralism, atheism,
all these as well, that you these isms, these essence literally, that you've just named, and you've taken them as absolute truths. You and your ancestors until What about welcome.
So he says, first of all, he takes he takes away the legitimacy of your religions because they're ancient. The fact that they're ancient has nothing to do with them being legitimate. So don't even
that argument to me, I'm looking out for you. What you have been worshipping are nothing but mythologies that you came up with yourselves, you and your ancestors. By the way, this is exactly the claim they want to make about Islam.
Or in western studies of Islam and orientalist studies, they want to look at Islam as an interesting phenomenon of mythologies that was developed by borrowing from different cultures and traditions. It's pretty, pretty interesting, fun lie against our religion. That's how to lower the legends of ancient times. Right? And here, the Quran is saying, actually, we reject any, any claim of anybody who follows a religion that's based on just mythologies. If the Quran itself is mythologies, and just stories, why would it stake its entire claim that such a thought process is false to begin with? Would it be invalidating itself in our smartphones and making it less man to make them more
intimate about them? He says, Man, Angela, Mohammed Sultan, okay, before you come up with any other kind of proof, but the kingdom leaves it. But the smartest people will believe it. What about all these books? What about all those people, they the majority doing something must be the validation that is right. The most the smartest people we know believing something must mean that they're right or the that they're not stupid. So they must believe it. For some reason. He before they can even say that he preempted by saying Allah has not sent down any kind of authority to justify that whatsoever. no proof, no validation, no authorization has come from Allah to legitimize any part of
the religion that you believe in. None of it has any legitimacy because it didn't come from Allah. That's that's my point.
You need to understand that our religion can only be followed, if it comes from the ultimate singular dominance, overwhelming authority a lot.
And he didn't authorize any of these names. He didn't send on any validation, any proof. So Tom can be improved. So Dan can mean authorization or authority. He didn't send out any authority to these names. He didn't reveal any validation to these names. He didn't reveal any proof or establishment of these names. This does not exist. Here. I'm refuting all of it. This is the La Ilaha before you get to the Illallah that's what this is. Mandela who becoming Sultan.
Now he gets to this remarkable phrase in in hoekman, la la. governance, kingdom, wisdom, power, judgment belongs to no one except a lot.
What's the status? Well, by the way, all of this is one I uh, yeah. All of this will be read so far as one of my two fellow prisoners are multiple about better than a law, the one the dominant one and then the next one, you worship not the ones you worship, other than Him are nothing except names that you've made up you and your ancestors, Allah has not sent down any authority to validate them whatsoever. The governance belongs to none but Allah at all. I'll say one statement, Roblox number Allah, what is this this? This is not about government.
This part of the ayah is about the the what you can use to legitimately say that this is true religion. The only one who has the right to speak on behalf of the religion of Allah is Allah.
Allah speaks for himself. No one has that power. No, unless Allah gives that authority to a prophet to speak on His behalf, then he can speak on His behalf. But no one gets to say what the religion is and what it isn't. Because that power and that governance and that rule that verdict belongs to none other than a lot of people use this ayah to say this is an ayah that proves that government should only belong to a law meaning all governments should be Islamic. Right, which is Islam's relationship with politics.
As big as that subject is, and it will be dealt with inshallah, on one day we deal with useless
Toba so to see if there are other sources where Islam and governance are talked about in detail, but people use this IC Allah says governance or rule belongs to none other than Allah, it's in the Quran. But then you ask a follow up question. Where is it in the Quran?
Also user Who said it? Who saying it? user friendly something? Okay. Where is he saying it in prison? When he comes out of prison? Where's he gonna go?
He's gonna go working under the king and he's gonna be a minister. Is the kingdom Muslim?
Mr. Kingdom believer? No. is the government believers? No. As a matter of fact, later on in the Quran, we learned that he died making Dawa to them.
He kept warning them and he died we can go to them
at either halakhah Coronavirus Allah, escuela until the time he died and you people said Allah will not send a messenger after him
because he didn't accept this call
if he believes
Government should only belong to Muslims. Yusuf Ali Salam.
How can you say that I'm working in a government of non Muslims?
Wait, he's the one who said it right? It's this surah. That's another surah.
Then people say we don't know, Yusuf Ali Salaam worked under a non Muslim government. But that's not our shady I that's the shady of use of a Salam. It's haram for any Muslim to work under a Muslim government, etc, etc. Okay, so this part of his statement is not as harsh at all, but that part of his career is
hood. So this is we'll take this one. Well, that's one. So the point I'm not trying to legitimize working for a non Muslim government, but I want you to understand something. When you want to draw evidence to make a claim, you better be clear cut. You want to make evidences about the Islam's relationship with politics, there are plenty of evidences you can use, use them. But don't try to substantiate a claim based on something the Quran is not saying. Don't use the don't have the conclusion first. And then the supporting evidence is being made to submit your conclusion. No, the Quran is not evidence. The Quran is the final word. And your conclusions should submit to the word
of Allah. You're the word of Allah should not submit to your conclusions. That equation can't be flipped. Now, are there other places you can use? Perhaps we can discuss those? This isn't one of them.
This is not one of them. What's he talking about? He's talking about the legitimacy that right have a lot to govern and dictate what the religion of Allah is. Well, who has authority to speak about the unseen when you come up with these multiple gods and multiple, you know, you know, you know, deities and, you know, mythological creatures and all of it from the unseen world from that realm. You don't have any right to speak about that. Because that right, and that governance, and that that authority only belongs to Allah. So what is this statement, any token will allow? I'll go further and then explain a matter a lot that we do in law, he commanded that you should worship nobody
That's the next word he and he commanded that y'all, y'all should worship nobody except him.
So now, look, he started the ayah by saying you're not worshiping anyone other than names.
And now he's coming, getting to the point he's saying Allah has commanded you to worship Him.
commanding Allah's commandments are one of the last things the prophets talk about.
First thing you talk about is believing in Allah. Once the believing in a lies established, then we deal with allies, commandments. Yeah. But there's an express Dawa. Here, it's crunched together, we get to the amount of a lot of worship him the command of a lot. He's telling you, Allah has, you know, dictated that you worship nobody except Him. And by the way, that will do now, the pool is not that Buddha, both of you worship. He's using the plural, meaning you and everybody, you and everybody, he's opening it up, and I'm starting with YouTube, but not limited to YouTube. He keeps throwing that in. So he's coming now. Now, he says he's commanded that you worship no one except
him. Now go back, appreciate something hokum. The power to govern, the power to rule belongs with no one other than Allah, the statement right before it is about his authority. And the statement right after it is about his authority, and that one's in the middle. How so he says in an hokulani law, right before he says, a law didn't send any authority for those names. So they can't be valid. And right after that, he said, he commanded that you should worship and and accept him, authority authority. And that's proof of what hokum is referring to here, the token of Allah, the rule of Allah, the final judgment of Allah is actually being explained inside of the eye itself, that only
Kadena will claim that is the upright always standing religion, I love this word. Aim.
Aim gives us many meanings. One of its meanings is, you know, Kima, which is a value, like for example, truth, justice, honesty, these are values, right? The book that is, first of all the right values, and those values are and it comes from the word karma, which means to stand. The values that always stand doesn't matter what society you're in, what century you're in, what culture in what language you're in. They're always the same. They don't change. They don't budge from their place. That's actually tie in.
This is the religion that is galica Dino Chi, and that is the dean that will always stand up right meaning the worship of Allah and Allah alone. And as a result of that worship, what values come? What is one value we already learned, we don't go near Xena.
Practically he already demonstrated the value right? And that was part of him worshiping Allah. That means that that value is always going to stand there. It's never going to be a culture or a society.
Or a century, or you know, our community where that's outdated. And was always there will always be there, it's always standing pillar. Now this is an important point of reflection before I let you guys go, this is where we have to really pay, you know, focus. When he says this is the upright religion, you know what he's saying, this was true when your fathers were around. This is true when your grandfather's were around. This is true when you're around. Now, this will be true after you're gone. And the only way you can ever stand up right? is if you hold on to this. I often give the analogy to understand the word am because by the way, calcium is a heart and a description, really,
a living description of the Quran, and sort of calf. Well, let me ajala where I was on a human, a human. What does that mean? Let me give you by analogy. Imagine there's a river, a very strong river flowing. Anything you throw in that river, what's going to happen to it, it's going to flow. And in the middle of that river, there's a giant tree.
And that tree is standing tall. And any rocks are passing by. Boats are passing by. If somebody accidentally falls into that river, they're passing by logs of water passing by but this tree for centuries is standing in place, deeply rooted. Doesn't matter how strong the waves are, it stands its ground. Yes. Take another analogy. there's a there's a tree like that in the middle of the field. The wind sometimes blows this way sometimes blows that way. Rocks, dust, anything goes this way. That way. The other way. One thing that doesn't move from its place is what the tree a slew has between its roots are deep for the Ohio for summer, it's its branches go into the sky.
Now, if you are caught in that river, and you don't want to drown, what's your only hope?
You better hold on to this tree.
You better You better not let go. You might go and you're gonna get thrown down the river. By the way, as you float down the river with every passing moment, are you in a new place?
Isn't that the case.
But if you're holding on to that tree doesn't matter who passes by, you're still in the same place. The people who follow the religion of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, whether they live in 2020, or the year 20, or the
4000 years ago, 5000 years ago, they're still exactly in the same place.
And the people who don't hold on to this Dean, you know what happens to them. 20 years ago, something was completely politically incorrect. It was wrong. It was unacceptable. 3040 years ago, then 10 years ago, it was not so bad than 20 years ago, it became kind of Okay, then 10 years ago, it became the new right thing to do. Now, it's the you know, you better accept it as glorious.
You better accept it as the right thing. And we have a right to do this wrong thing. morality, you're a new police. every decade, you're a new police, the world around you changes, morality changes, right and wrong changes. what's acceptable and unacceptable changes Yes or no? Completely.
I think of it, I won't even go to the more graphic examples. Everybody can understand what I'm talking about. But 30 years ago, the average Muslim family 3040 years ago, not even 30. Let's go 20 years ago. Would you ever imagine going to a Muslim family in let's say Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, you know, Kuwait, you know, wherever some Muslim country in the Arab world, Africa anywhere, right? And when you walk into a Muslim family's house, their daughter's pictures are all over the wall.
As she poses
in full color, they're all over the wall. When you walk in, would you ever imagine that?
That's unthinkable, never wasn't family.
That's just unimaginable. Is that a normal thing now that people have our families are exposed, and their beauty is exposed and entire photo gallery, it's completely normal. Now, a value that if somebody found out 30 years ago, 20 years ago, would have lost their mind.
They would have lost their mind. They thought 1000 times before they considered it now is actually completely normal. completely normal, normal changes. And when it values change, the dust crumbles a lawyer eyes. Yeah. But what lawyer eyes means is, you know, might change from one generation to another to another, our standards might drop. Now my standards might drop your standards might drop because we're weak. But if we go back and holding on to the book, they won't drop.
Then we'll realize how far maybe we flow. We've had to flow down the river a little bit. We got a little far from the tree. We got to swim back upstream and catch it again. Because we're getting away from it. It's your, you know, it's not getting away from us. It's in its place. We're the ones getting away. We're the ones flowing away. And if you go back, you'll find yourself in the same place.
I placed that somebody was 300 years ago, 500 years ago, 5000 years ago and 500 years from now in the future, they'll be in this same exact place because this is the dean that is Chi M stands in place. It doesn't modernize. It doesn't adapt to new values. Now can its laws be applicable in new ways? Yes, it's laws can but its values can't.
Its values can't. the worship of a level never change, what is haram will always be what is evil will always be evil. What is good will always be good. What is unacceptable will always be unacceptable. What hurts your faith will always hurt your faith. Never will a time come when something Allah describes that hurts your faith that stains Your heart will become something that helps your heart level never happen. Nothing that Allah describes as an ugly deed will become beautiful, except when shalom makes it beautiful. But I will never actually become beautiful, these values will never change, Valiquette the use of Halle Salamis in different environments. He was in
the environment, living under a profit as his father, then he was being sold as a slave a completely different worldview. People are using filthy language, they're cussing each other out, maybe there's dinner all around women are being sold to can you imagine all kinds of he must have seen all kinds of crazy things. When somebody says Malcolm from the streets, you will come from that kind of streets, the kind of use of Hassan came from. He's seen the prison life. He's seen the slave life. He's seen the, you know, the, the, you know, the servant life, he's seen the dirty politician light, and he's seen the world as dirty as it gets. And when people are in the dirty world, their values
They're like, I gotta adapt, I got to survive. I got to get with everybody else. I have to mold myself. He wouldn't mold himself. He says, guys, you're gonna lead these, these places that he's been in, think of them. Like, he just went into one room, and then walked into another room and walked into another room and walked and none of them are his home.
And the longest rule he's gonna stay in is actually the grave. So and the only one that's the one that's going to get us prepared for that one. It doesn't matter what room you're in. Don't change your clothes. Don't change who you are, just stay the same. Just be ready for that beat wear the outfit that gets you ready for that one. I'd say that's, that's the message that he's giving them guys, you're gonna go through some serious changes. But if you hold on to this, just hold on to this. You know, what a profound message to give these two young men Valiquette Dino Kaman, especially to give it to young men, especially to give it to him and why? Because when you're young,
every which way that you want to go is available to you.
It's right in front of you. When you're a young man or a woman, every option is in front of you.
You want to drink, nobody will find out, you want to do drugs, nobody will find out you want to go to a club, you can get a get away with it. You want to do something behind your parents knowing or behind anybody finding that you can do it easy nowadays is to tap tap tap.
You can get away with anything you can live whatever kind of life you want. It's all available to you. And every one of those lifestyles is calling a different God calling you for their worship. It's a different God, every one of them. And you might decide that your God became money, or your God became desire or your God became looks or your God became whatever you can just pick a god of war or baba Mata Hari Guna. And some young men, some young women to decide, I'm going to hold on to a digital team, I'm going to hold on to a lot of the alone that overwhelms all of these desires of mine, all of these gods are crushed by that one Allah, I stand by him. And that makes you different
from everybody, man. You could be on the same college campus, you could be in the same office, you could be in the same environment as everybody else who's flowing the way with the river with the way they talk with the way they look with the way they look at each other with the way they act with the priorities they have in life, the things that interest them, and you're standing there like a pillar, not budging like everybody else, and you stick out like a sore thumb.
And people are looking at you like you're not like everybody else. You're weird. You didn't even preach or nothing. You're just standing in place. That's all you're doing. Because you're following a deal. Okay? This is Yusuf alayhi salam, even in silence, impressing his master this his use of sound without even preaching. And this wife is obsessed with him. Because He's different. He's not like others. Why isn't he flowing? Why isn't he you know, flowing down the river like everybody else? Well, I don't ever catch him staring at me.
How can I never catch him like that? What is it about him?
everywhere he goes, it's the same thing. So he says Danica Dino Kaya. Well, I cannot furnish Eli alone, he says but most people have no knowledge well
People don't know. What's he telling these two young guys? Now you guys are not the most people because now you know.
Now, you know, most people don't know but you do now. I know. And now that I told you, you also know
he hasn't yet told them anything about their dreams. Yes. But he dropped some pretty heavy stuff on them.
Some life altering stuff here they were thinking, Man, I can't stop thinking about this dream. I don't know what it means I'm stressed out about it. Could you tell us what it means? Yeah, cuz you're worried about your life, right? I am, too. I'm worried about your life too.
So he just now like let's put a timer on it. Okay. Let me start my timer.
I don't know how to do this timer thing.
And this is why you don't Okay, anyway.
Others time right there. Okay. I'm going to recite these ayat. Allah T. kunafa. Armando sacani. He learned about to kumaritashvili he kubla Yachty Akuma. The economy might be neat electro Mendota como la Minami la humble at home coffee. What about Tommy la by Abraham was hawkwell makanda Lemma and Lucia de la himanshi. The early coming for the La La Nevada nice weather cannot follow Nancy Lashkar on Yahoo by surgeon Ababa Mata una Hyun. Me la vida ha, la buena Min De La smart and Sumitomo How about oh come now Angela la hubby Hammond salon in will hook Ooh, la la la Amara, Allah taboo in the year that Lika Dino came when I can axon se Liana moon.
It's 50 seconds.
His entire message under a minute
That's all you have to say. Now he's gonna tell you what I discussed with you tomorrow. You can tell him what the dream what it meant. But is that in that one minute? Can someone's worldview entirely change?
Because of what they think about what their life means, what they're worried about what their fears are?
Can they not be overwhelmed by any other rub anymore, they can only be overwhelmed by one, although I had alcohol, Allah and that before they before he scared them of Allah. He told them of the favor of Allah on them.
Most people aren't grateful. And most people don't even know.
Most people don't know the seriousness of this. And most people aren't grateful for what Allah is doing for them. But you have a chance guys, you have a chance but anyway, about your dream.
And that's where he's going to come to in the next day. barakallahu li walakum. Khurana Hakeem when finally we jambalaya T. Kimura, Mali Kumara Mercado.
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