Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - Surah Yusuf
Her Words or His
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So today I'm going to try to speak to you once again, about is number 52, and 53. So, as you can tell from the title I've named it is words or her words, is, that's because the majority of the bassoon actually sided with the opinion that these words that are being quoted in 52, and 58 are the words of usage.
And there's a minority view also that it's the words of the wife of the minister, she's the one who's speaking. So what I'm going to try to do, even though I did talk about 52, last time, what I'm going to do first is I'm going to side with the opinion that this is the words of use of money sound, and explain that point of view, why are scholars looking at it that way? And what are they extracting from that? If these are his words, then we're going to go back and look at those same words from the point of view of Okay, these are the words of the wife of the minister, and, you know, explain it from that point of view. The thing is, arguably, both of them, it can be looked at
both ways, there are compelling reasons to look at it both ways. I personally am more inclined towards the position that this is the wife of the minister speaking. But because there are so there's so much scholarship, and so many that have sided with the former opinion, I don't just want to dismiss it, I wanted to hear it out and really understand it as if putting my own bias aside and saying, Okay, I'm not convinced of that position as much. Let's put that opinion, my own personal bias or opinion aside, let's understand what is being said about that position, and what is being learned from that position, and then move on to the other position. So you know, at the end of it
shifts to heaven, I kind of walked away from the conversation today saying that perhaps a love wanted this kind of a dichotomy, meaning you should be able to look at it both ways. And perhaps a less teaching was two things at the same time. You know, sometimes, I know it's kind of silly, but you know, sometimes you have in movies, you have one character in one scene and another character in another scene saying exactly the same words. And they kind of have a gotcha moment, where they're saying exactly the same words in different situations. And they mean two different things by it. But the words are shared, right? They're saying exactly the same words, but they both mean it from
different intentions. And they're trying to communicate something else from it, right.
And that's kind of like the Jinx kind of thing that kids play for is the kind of thing that may be going on here and be useful. So the first thing we're going to do is actually take the opinion that it is the words of use. Translate this for you guys, and kind of explain what that could mean for us what we can learn from it, then go back and look at it again as the word again, this is 52 and 53, where there is a debate, nothing else has a debate. This is this one where there's a debate. So again, now I'm going to look at it as you know, the truth has come out, she confessed that she tried to seduce him, and he's the one that's telling the truth. The next words are words of use of in
round one as as we go through. Hey, Daddy kalyana Neela. Alright, so let me set the scene for you. That means there's been a quick jump in the storytelling of the salon, meaning, you know, the king have called her to the court right? So she was in front of the kings court and all those other women when she confessed. Okay, now that the case is over, it's been proven that Youssef is innocent, but Yousuf isn't there. I think he's still were in prison. So the computer or the messenger has been sent back to prison to recover use of money, Sam, and he's still not in the presence of the king. He's just now having a second encounter with the Kabir who said, Hey, Kings calling you right,
Archie, third encounter first time interpreted the dream that he said, Come back, you know,
this one now in this encounter, what's he What's he gonna say? He says Danica that he Allah Nila Muslim who believe that is that is so that he knows that I didn't deceive him and I didn't cheat him while in the unseen. Now, that's a bit of a confusion What's going on here? Let me try to explain this in as easy words as possible in the most coherent possible interpretation of the varying opinions.
First thing is that what does vaniqa hear me? It means from use of Allison's point of view, I asked that this investigation start. I posed that question about what how
What's the state of those women that cut their hands? I reopen this case, for what purpose so that the king knows the law so that the king knows. And we look upon who will waive that I did not cheat him in VNC. The second him is not the king, it's the minister. So let me put this in simple words for you know, with not not pronouns, but with nouns. So it's easier to understand. He's telling the cup bearer, he's telling him, I did all of that I made, I made you go back and ask that question. So that the king could know that I did not cheat my master, meaning the minister al Aziz, when he was away, we live in the unseen means when he was about home. That's what he means. If you read it that
way, what his use of an exam trying to do, he is trying to clear his name, not with the minister. He's trying to clear his name with the king. And he's trying to tell the king that I'm not the kind of person who would have been disloyal, even to my own master. Because and then he says, And Allah does not guide the scheme of those who cheat. I already know this principle. That's why I would never be willing to cheat. Now, why is he saying that to the king, if you read it in this way, then what you're saying what you're understanding from it, is that Yusuf Ali Salaam has already positioned himself talking about the interpretation of that dream of the king, as if he is the one
dictating the policy. He didn't just say, this is what it means. He said, You will be cropping you will be saving, you better do this, you better do this, he was talking top down an inmate in prison talking as if he's in charge of pulse, you can tell from the tone that use of an insulin took that he understands that what's coming ahead is him being placed in charge of this crisis. That's what's coming ahead. If that is coming ahead. Now part of that could be its revolution from a lie, he already knows that he's going to be in this position. By the way, it's no surprise that a couple of out there as we will see, he actually nominates himself. The king said stuff list full enough. See,
I want him in my exclusive service. That's what the king says. But that wasn't. And he said to him in knuckle yoga, that Dana MacKinnon and me, he says you when he brought us up, he said, You are going to be in our in our company, you have a permanent station here McKean. And your job is safe. Now. Nobody can take your job from you. Now, this is a permanent position, this is not an elected position. This is not up for review, you have this job for life. It's kind of like the Supreme Court Judge position, right? It's a nomination for life, the only way to get out of that is to die. Right. So that's, that's the position has been given. But he says that's not enough. He says, join me, as I
put me in charge of the treasury of the land. So user friendly subject wasn't enough for him that he got that position. Again, that's tomorrow's discussion, I'm getting ahead to help you understand something behind. He knows, it seems he knows he's about to be put in that position. But in order to have that position, you have to be someone that can be trusted 100% 1,000,000%. He can't, because he's gonna have to make a lot of spontaneous decision. He's gonna have to make executive decisions when the king isn't there. And you know, Kings, usually when somebody is in their government, who's very popular, who's making big decisions, Kings can get insecure. Is he vying for the kingdom? Is he
making these moves, so he can impress the people. So when they he can take my place? Is that what's happening? And what his use of Islam say, Actually, I'm the kind of person who would never be disloyal to those that have authority over me, just like I was never just loyal to my master when he wasn't awake. The accusation was that I couldn't be trusted with his family with his household when he wasn't awake. And if that doubt, can be seated in the king's mind, then even if he gets hired today, 10 years from now, five years from now, two months from now, you say, Well, I mean, his previous employer couldn't trust him. I mean, there is this thing floating about him. So I'm not
sure if I can trust him either. In the heat of the moment, he'd be so impressed with the interpretation of the dream that he would hire him. But later on this, the seed of doubt, can be planted, it can keep on growing. And he knew and then again, it goes back to the larger problem. If you suffer, this alarm is being questioned in terms of his integrity or doing his job, he's not going to be able to manage this crisis, which means people are going to die of starvation. That's the greater problem in his mind. In order to avoid that problem, he says, I've started this investigation, because without my name being cleared, and all doubt being removed, I couldn't be in
that job. And I wouldn't be able to do my job if my king isn't completely trusting of me. And if there's questions about my character and my trustworthiness that are floating around, then I'm not gonna be able to hold that position long and even if I do, it won't be effective. You'll start questioning everything that I do, and the motives behind everything that I you know, it's it's it's two things. If you
If you have a job and you have a manager above, or a CEO above, right, and there's two types of people in those kinds of roles, either you're the person above you trust you, and your decisions, or they don't trust, you know, they don't if they don't trust you, there's two reasons. Basically, there's lots of them. But there's two basically, one basic reason is, they think that you are going to take their job,
you're too good at it. And you want their job. So they become insecure. And every time you do something good, they're questioning why you're actually doing it. Are you doing it? Because you want my job, huh? You're doing overtime, because you want to impress the employer. While you're doing your talk. I heard you talk to the other team. Oh, you you want them to like you as a better leader than me? Hmm. In other words, they start questioning everything you do, because they're kind of insecure about. Yeah, that's one scenario. Another scenario is you think this person is not good at their job, or they can't actually be trusted, they're not good at what they do. So you have to
question everything we do. in both situations, the employer is going to keep questioning you about everything that you're doing, and putting hurdles in your path. And if that's the case, you're not able to do your job, you can't do the work that you're supposed to do. So use of an answer, if you read it in this way, the reading would be I did all of this. So the king would know that I did not deceive the minister when the minister was away. And then Allah never guides the schemes made by those who cheat. And in other words, so I want the king to know that cheaters will always get caught as the minister just got caught. Basically, the way that the wrong way to read this would be I
wanted the minister to know that I didn't cheat. The minister already knows you didn't even the minister is the one who falsely put you in prison. The minister already said ignore this, the minister was already showing proof that you have your innocence. The minister already knows you since you were a kid I knows you would never achieve. He's not looking to impress him, he's looking to actually impress upon the king, that he's a reliable candidate. And that reliable, you know, nomination for the job that's coming, even though the job hasn't even been mentioned yet. But obviously, when you are going in for if I'm an employer, and I'm looking for an employee, then what
qualifications Am I looking for? Well, certainly I'm looking for someone who has the right talent, right? If they're not qualified to do the work, I can't hire them. And I'm looking for someone who can be trusted. Because the boss, if the boss has to look over your shoulder, over at your laptop, or rent your desktop to see what you're browsing all the time, and the boss can't do anything else. What's the point of hiring you?
That's it's counterproductive. The fact that you're getting paid so that you can do the work and you don't have to be watched? Right? So you have to be trustworthy, yes, to leave the keys in your hands. That's all you know. And if that's the case, then trustworthiness and competence, let me use those words. Again. trustworthiness and competence are the keys to getting a job. Like a good employer will hire you for these two reasons. If they know what to do, you can have the most impressive resume. But I wouldn't want to hire you if I sense that you can't be trusted.
Or you could be the most trustworthy person but you don't know what you're doing. You still can't get a job. You still can't get a job. Interestingly, I know I'm obsessed with those parallels with Musashi Salaam, when he was hired by the old man, what did the woman What did the girl say to her? She said, the best hire you can make is someone strong and someone trustworthy in the hydro minister, job and COVID mean, mean strong meaning capable of doing the work and trustworthy, which is exactly what's happening here. What's the strength of use of his intelligence, that's a strength, and the fact that he's trustworthy needs to get established. You see, so now
what Allah Allah,
Allah does not die in the scheme of those machines can also be you can read it here as a dig, that's taken on all those who cheated against him, whose schemes are now unwrapped, have already unraveled. So the way I want you to imagine this is, so there's a lot of back and forth, that you know, the trial happened. And then, you know, the cupbearer has come back to talk to you so police around, but the computers come back to you so hard to recover him to take him to the king, which is coming a little bit later. We've already seen Bring him to me, there's going to be another bring him. Okay. But there's a lot of super imposition of the timeline. Right. So now you can almost imagine that
the computer is there talking to you. And he says to him, you know what happened? I actually did the investigation. I already told the king and the king called everybody and all of this happened. And as you suffer Islam is hearing all of this, he says and I did all of that, so that he could know that I didn't cheat by master and Allah does not guide the schema, you understand the context in which use of may have said this, right. And now if he says this, then the next words are also very interesting word of mouth.
don't declare myself my own personal self innocence. I don't absolve myself you know you ma'am. Maybe absolve is a big word for some of you like, maybe you watch crime shows or something that's the whole line are leaving.
The the, you know, the assailant has been absolved of all crimes absolved means proven innocent. I, I'm absolved of this. I didn't do it. So very actually means free. And debris is to say, I have I'm innocent of it. He says, I'm not declaring myself in this. Let me first translate literally, then we'll try to figure out what he means by this. Why is he saying I don't declare myself innocent enough, Salah Amala can be sued the knifes which I'll translate here as the inner self, or even more accurately, there's a part of yourself inside you, that keeps commanding to do evil that keeps on telling you to do evil over and over and over again. And he says love a monotone which means the
self or a part of the self. For sure, absolutely. Over and over again keeps on commanding and advising you to do evil. commanding wants to do evil in llama ob, except for the occasions or except for the times and circumstances that my Masters mercy would come on such as
other than the mercy of the law happening on occasion, the knifes inside is pushing for evil to happen over and over and over again. Certainly my master is forgiving, loving and caring always. Austin, you need to stop I'm getting distracted. Okay?
And your mom's getting distracted too. So those two things are happening. And now you're on the internet for distraction. Okay, thanks.
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let's understand how not to understand this verse.
In the previous ayah, he says, Yusuf Ali Salaam says, Allah does not guide those cheek.
And then he says, but I don't consider and I don't consider myself innocent. I'm not calling myself innocent. And those are some of the worst interpretations of this historically that have existed is actually some people going on and saying, you know, that means he probably did something bad. And He therefore said, I don't come. I'm not saying I'm perfect either. I did mess up a little bit here and there. And they're attributing some some level of wrongdoing between him and the ministers.
Some have even actually made up the narration attributed to gibreel.
That when he said this, that I didn't shoot him, and Allah does not guide the scheming of those who cheat that you read. Elisa Lam came to him out of luck came to Him. And He said to him, what about the time were you, you know, any get explicit with him? And he says, Well, I'm not saying I'm innocent. And that's in response. Did you believe he said, I'm not saying I'm innocent. All of that's made up it has no basis. What is the right basis of looking at this, if it is attributed to you so funny. If it's a trivial use of myself, it's as follows. In a court case, in a court case, you've got one issue. And in that one issue, someone is innocent and someone is guilty. And now in
this one issue, in this one court case, some people have been proven as guilty. Isn't that the case? They've been proven as guilty, which means use of aerosol has been proven What? innocent. But when you win a case, you were only innocent in that case. That doesn't mean that they're the devil, and you're an angel, that you are innocent in all cases, and they are guilty in all cases, what happens sometimes in trial, or in dispute, if someone is proven right and someone is proven wrong, the one proven wrong is demonized. Right, and the one that's proven right, is basically turned into an angel. Like they're innocent. They've got other issues. Just they're innocent of this crime, you
understand and use of it Salaam, once you know, Hinton the king to understand something, I am still just human, just because I was in it. Just because I didn't do this doesn't mean that I don't have to face the same temptations, the same challenges that everybody else has to face, doesn't mean that my inner self will not tell me to do evil things. The difference is, I will listen to it, I'll fight it doesn't mean that I'm not I'm some kind of angel that doesn't have inclinations. And by telling these saying that these people have cheated in this case. I am not saying that. I'm the one that's perfect. And this is the
important because you see in public office or in public positions, we are more interested in the image than the actual person.
Because for a politician, we want the image of perfection. That's why he needs to go in America used to go to a church and kissing babies, if they're not going to get COVID-19. And get some babies and take pictures at the altar and talk about God or talk about family, you can have all kinds of crises going on all kinds of messed up stuff going on. But it's about morality and justice. You could be alone, the most unjust people in this personal life. Talk about freedom and greatness and all of this stuff, right? The clear hypocrisy. Why? Because image is more important than reality. And anything that demonstrates this demonstrates that you're just a person, why would people put you on
a pedestal, then you need to appear as larger than life. Everything about you needs to be aggrandized and, you know, blown out of proportion where and to the point where people almost worship you. And when they worship you and they put you on that pedestal. And basically, you can do no wrong.
You can do no wrong we're living in interesting political times, were certain people have been placed on such a pedestal, they could do anything now. And in the eyes of those who have decided to worship them, they can do no wrong. They can't use of me Salaam understands that when he manages this crisis?
What is going to happen? Are people going to idolize them? aren't people went to say, the savior of Egypt, or is so saintly, and he's so righteous, and he's so good, and look at his character and stories will be told about him? Isn't he going to be made into this larger than life figure, and what he's made into this larger than life, he needs people to understand this is not a healthy way of thinking about something.
We need to understand that allowing all of us what first human beings
don't lose sight of that, just because I'm innocent, just because you may be impressed and I didn't lose my character when I had the opportunity to. And I have the same inclinations that any other young man would have. And I control myself, that I didn't lose my faith, even when I was in prison, that I carried myself in the best way no matter what. And even when I had the opportunity to get free, I was more interested in my dignity than I was in my physical freedom. Just because these high qualities have been demonstrated, don't start thinking of me as someone who doesn't face antigens.
This is a very powerful statement coming from a prophet of all things, a prophet, and Islam. Why? Because it's teaching us how to place expectations. On the one hand, every one of us has to meet the expectations online.
But on the other hand, you cannot you and I cannot put false expectations on another human being. Have some level of righteousness, some level of angelic behavior, have some level of flawlessness are there enough, man, this person, they've memorized the line, their recitation is so perfect. I love it enough. never bothers them. Because
that's why people have pride. They never get evil thoughts. That's why when they come into the room nude has walked in.
Do people do this with religious folks? Do people do this with Imams and chairs, and whoever's in somebody taught you a little bit about this person, when I hear this made me cry? I'm sure they do. But that doesn't mean they walk on water bro.
That doesn't mean they don't have problems getting up.
That doesn't mean they don't lose their temper. Sometimes. That doesn't mean they don't have temptations, doesn't mean they don't slip. But we're all human beings. And we are and there are people whose righteousness and their character and their goodness we look up to, and I'm not talking about profits anymore, because in our RP, we consider profits free of sin. We're not even talking about profits anymore. But you certainly did make a generalization didn't. He says the knifes keeps commanding evil. He's saying something remarkable. The people will not accept him as a prophet. You have to understand we accept him as a prophet. Egypt doesn't accept them as a prophet. Egypt accepts
him as a remarkable human being. Egypt exception was a genius savior of the nation, as someone in a very high political office, as someone who wasn't able to absolve and clear his name out of a great dirty scandal and expose a great deal of corruption. Egypt sees him as all of those things. Right? And he's talking about that image. Even as high as you put me, don't make me beyond flaw. Why also think about the religious mindset of the Egyptian people of the time. Didn't they have priests that claimed interpret dreams, and priests are supposed to be their holy people and holy people are always above the floor right there. Both are fine, they can sing. They can have issues. Everybody
else can have issues they can have. They will tell everybody right and wrong. They that they're above that right or wrong. They're in a higher place.
And even when they do evil, it's for a righteous cause. Right? That's, that's what it turned into. He's not going to be part of that scan. And he's already saying that even while he's still coming out of it, he's not even in the position yet. He hasn't even asked for that position yet. But he says, I need you to understand I'm just human. And enough in enough solder Amala can be sued in lava,
the nerves the cell, he doesn't say myself come in to evil.
He says the cell keeps on commanding Amala is looking for ba ba.
Ba is like a hard
or soft bar in the names of Allah. Or in Arabic. There are other words like gusta sauce, and hubbas. Those are also words that rhyme. Similarly, you'll notice in the shutdown, right, so kahawa
things like that, right. And what they have in common is repetition. Cobras is bread. Yeah, so hubbas is a baker because he keeps making bread over and over. Okay, pasta means to cut costs. sauce is someone who cuts over and over again, a butcher is called a sauce. Okay? Allah His name is La Mancha, rice forgiveness means the one who keeps on forgiving over and over again. Unlike us, man, I forgive you last time you messed up again, I can only you can only do that will be like three times. He strikes around let us never three strikes rule, he has a far principle. He keeps on forgiving over and over again. Unless name is wha ha he gives gifts over and over and over again. So whenever
it's something and some scholars have some argue that this pattern is used for someone who does something are excellent. You need to do it with their excellence. They keep on doing it like a professional at it. That's why this is used for professionals. Right right. COMMBUYS and
kasasa etc is professional action. If that is the case, then user friendly salon is telling us a timeless reality of something inside of us. That keeps on telling us and keeps on telling us and keeps on telling us and keeps on telling us and it don't stop. Even if you memorize total Baccarat don't stop if you listen to 1000 lectures or gave 1000 lectures. It does not stop if you did, it does not stop if you did, if you didn't pick up if you know if you did worship it will let you facet Mondays and Thursdays for 25 years straight it does not stop. When the devil is changing the world changing. Your enough's is not changed, then knifes is still there. And the thing that I didn't
mention to you is that he doesn't say myself, he said the self right? As if to say, there is someone inside.
There's someone inside me that's not actually mean. And that part of me it's not me it's a part of me. Just like this hand is not me, this hand is not me. It's a part of me. Right? So when I say My hand hurts, you can also say I'm hurting. But more specifically, you can say my hand is hurting, it's a part of you but it's not you itself you understand, but there's a deep connection between the two. Now
the knifes is you can think of it like an organ inside of us a spiritual or psychological organ inside of one part of that organ one muscle in it its only job is to tell you to do messed up things.
It's only gonna tell you once so you over and over and over and over and over again Freud would call it the end
we don't classify it you know ego and super ego this would be the in the animal urges, the appetites, the you know to uncontrolled rage, uncontrolled lust, uncontrolled greed. That's telling you to take take take take take it's telling you to if you have the option to respond to something what is the most hurtful way in which I can just slide that will get the point across it will give you that option it will always just be the devil
there's a one appsumo masa wahaca and
the nuts that a lot balanced. So there's a balance means opposing weights. Yes, it was opposing ways and one side he said he inspired it to explode and the other to protect itself meaning Good and Evil inside of the self. The Chinese would call it the yin and the yang you know there's two two opposing forces inside of forget the devil that was just there to make this this evil side that can exist inside us
to fire it up. That's all the engines already there the accelerators already there. He just put some more gasoline in that's all he does. The machinery is already in place. We already have it inside don't even use it anytime acknowledges I have something inside me just like everybody who will
Actually compel us to do good, the suggestion to do wrong will come? Why is it this is why you understand the back then when those women tries to do have their way with him and do all kinds of shamelessness with it, what did he say to What luck, he said, prison is better. And if not a lot of sleep, I don't know, scoring.
If you don't steer their scheme away from me, I'm going to incline towards them, I'm going to lose money, I'm going to lose my brakes. I'm putting a stop to something inside me that wants to erupt. Something inside me wants this. And I stop it. There's a war inside ourselves.
There's something inside ourselves that wants us to obey
it. And then there's something inside of us that wants us to obey Allah. And there's a battle happening inside. He says, I am not telling you I don't have a battle inside. Because every human being has a battle inside the knifes absolutely commands over and over and over again to do evil, except to except on occasions when alone, my my Masters, mercy shall descend.
This is one of the most profound philosophical, psychological statements in the mind.
And it's actually regardless of the fact that it's useful seeing it or the minister's wife, it's still a remarkable truth that's being said, either. What's that truth? that truth is that a love inside human beings, something he did not put inside and
animals have an urge and they follow.
Human beings have an urge and they want to follow it. And the only thing that stops a non believing
a non believing is they think of worldly consequences.
They have the urge to speed but they see a cop, right? The cop gives them
a man has the urge to cheat on his wife when he says she's gonna sue me.
gonna lose the case, this is gonna happen something right? And he's gonna stop because of what consequences, worldly consequences what Allah put inside human beings, something beyond the sense. So basically, by the way, animal Walsall and like a like a hunter, animal lion or like a hyena, or coyote or something can see afraid.
Right, and it wants to attack but it might see a lion come. And it might think twice, because it's thinking of worldly consequences. So what I'm saying is, if you think of us that were just more sophisticated, but we're still only thinking of worldly consequences of it. But a lot put something inside of us a light inside of us, a higher moral calling inside, it was a loyalty not to our body, but a loyalty to our maker inside of us a love love of desire, but a love of seeing him pleased with us, feeling him pleased with us. And that love is powerful enough to overcome the most powerful urges.
And that is our law of law that he gave me that did not come from this world that is not of their own making that spiritual power to overcome temptation to overcome the urge to do whatever evil related to greed, evil related to revenge, evil related to slander, even related to lust, it doesn't matter what kind of evil there is a power of love put inside by reason alone, that allows us to fight this nuts that keeps telling us to go to the dark side. And there's a light a lot put inside of us that can make the darkness evaporate. And he calls that except for the times and occasions or except for the mercy that my master has shown.
is a remarkable thing. Now we're learning that without Allah without Allah. And by the way, we're not just saying without loss, empowerment, because I described it as empowerment. But that's not the word used here are humans use when when the law shows that much of this person? What does that mean? That there are occasions in which because you are good to Allah, because you are good to Allah, Allah will respond in kind in a special way of being good tea is good to me anyway, by making my heartbeat is good to me anyway by making my eyes function, but on those occasions where I was going to walk towards darkness, he's going to be good to me by giving me the strength to walk towards
light instead. That's going to be a special formula that comes to
and that's not something I deserve. That's something coming from realizing as an actor, his love as an actor of his care, which is what is loving him and then he says, No, don't be fooled him certainly my master is extremely forgiving, always loving and caring. In other words, look, all of you think much enough. Even the ones that have been, you know, have schemed and done all of this wrong
Look inside yourself, turn back to him. Ask him for him. Even if you chose the darker, you know, side before, even if you went the way of evil before, it's okay. You're still alive. Allah is still there alive, still extremely forgiving, extremely covering up mistakes, extremely loving and merciful. So it's remarkable that he held back from doing that law when there was a crisis situation. But now that his credibility is established, he didn't just say I wanted my name to be clear, which is I number 52, when he brought up a line there, too. And now he says, and by the way, I am not perfect, but I know who is my loved ones. And there's stuff inside me that wants to pull me
away from bringing me back in our own vehicle. for him. He's the one who provide he brought a lot of against. But this time, he's not doing that like just to a computer, or to you know, breadmaker. Now he's actually giving dollars in King
like these are and you can imagine he's still not talking to the king directly. How do I know that, by the way, in the 54th, column Monaco, the king said, Bring him to me. Obviously, the king would say bring him to me if he wasn't relevant, right. So these are the words that have been relayed to the king, perhaps. Or at the very least, if even if you say that only the this conversation is when the computer came back, one way you can play this out is go tell the king of his body in other ways the cup bearer came, but another time, right? It says the case has been solved. They confessed, you're free to come, the king wants you to come.
And he's not having this conversation to relate to the king. He's only having this conversation with the computer. And even the computer is listening and saying I didn't cheat you.
I didn't tell you. I could have I could have been more honest with you. And it's that time when he feels guilty use a policeman has the grand personality to say to him, No, I'm not saying I'm perfect. I'm just saying my life doesn't have that in it. The nuts comments too bad. That's what it does. And you can utilize mercy. In other words, instead of saying minus income any bank, but yours didn't look at you. He said the minus minus hits me too. It does what it does, but
he forgives even the copier. He's putting his hand on the shoulder saying it's okay. But this is the last video. How do you know how incredibly beautiful that he actually didn't let the cup bear feel bad? You consoled him too, because he must have felt a shame man. He's gonna get in this top position. The king is gonna hire him. And he's gonna come after me. Oh, you no longer conveyor? You clean the animal animal mess. You go clean the dung of the horses. You do that you got a new job? Could you do that? Oh, you'd like to forget things, huh? I forgot. You have a job here? No, you know,
he could do that. But that's not what he does. He feels that man when
he says no, don't feel I know you feel bad that you did that. We don't do
that. So this is if we look at these words, as the words of who you supply some 52. Now I'm going to reverse go back again.
And now we're going to look at them as the words of the wife of the ministry, the same wife that tries to seduce the same wife that schemed against him, the same wife that was so proud to say he doesn't do what I tell him to, I'm going to make sure he gets thrown in jail.
He's gonna get thrown in jail, and I will make sure that he's humiliated. I want him to be humiliated. When I when I'm in assault at that same lady finds online.
She testifies before the king, the truth has come out. It's been exposed. And
I was the one who tried to seduce him. He's always been the one that's told the truth. He's the kind of person who always tells the truth. He's right.
I can't hide behind the cover up anymore. I did lie. She confessed. This should be enough, right confession done. But then. And the reason I'm compelled to look at it this way. Also, I've decided not to look at it one way or the other. I'm looking at it both ways. Like I said in the beginning, it may be that the same words are coming out of the mouth of use of and out of her. But they are meaning two different lessons. And they converge and they diverged at the same time, which is a remarkable literary feature of these two items. Anyway. So now we're looking at the same words from the point of view of her
van can be Anima. And I've come forward and testify to that said all of this. And the reason I said this openly in public now is that I want him to know this hand to him would be
Angela Merkel, who believed that I did not cheat him in the unseen which means when he was gone to jail when he went to jail, I did not continue to lie about the spread lies about him or taught my innocence. In fact, I stopped disparaging all those years. I didn't continue to argue. I know
want him to know that when I stand here in trial testifying that I did not speak ill of him again, if I'm trying to defend myself, I came clean, please let him know that I can clean. He's not the one that's gonna punish. Who's gonna punish the kids? If anything, right? So why does she want him to know that he came in? I in the last session I told you she found on this ladder. These are her words, she found Islam. How do we know that she mentioned the lining, and the law that the law does not guide the scheme of those.
So she's found a low, which means she's become Muslim. And the one who gave her Islam is the one she has grown into
is an old axiom in Arabic, you should
you should fear the evil from the one you do good to
be mindful of the evil of the one you do good to
know why that is. That doesn't mean when you could do better someone wear protective gear. What that means is sometimes you do go to someone, when you do it to someone, you become, you put your guard down, you assume that because you're good to them, we would only be with you. Right, and then you can become nice.
But that's not how that works. Use of police around noon before coming out of prison that if those women are still around, and they're still trying to protect their reputation, they'll make you lies against remember that
from her point of view, now, I want him to know that I've testified openly in public so that he doesn't have the anxiety that I will continue to disparage him, please let him know, I'm done with all of that. And I want him to know that I learned my lesson, Allah does not guide the scheme of those who cheat, I am no longer going to come up with any kind of diabolical schemes to try to undermine use of you. So please let him know he has nothing to worry about, as far as I'm concerned, just please let him know that because he still might be worried about what I'm gonna do. And actually, there's truth to that. Because before he comes out, he says, What's going on with the
women who kept their hands? Which means he's worried about what kind of what kind of new scheme they're gonna pull, what tricks are they gonna pull now? And the leader of them basically comes out and says, No, he doesn't have to worry about that. Please let him know that. So that's her words of regret. What does that tell you that a person can redeem themselves,
it can tell you a person can be in a pretty bad place it can be. And when I was describing the wrong that she did, I did not hold back. I even offended people when I
didn't hold back in the wrong way. She described her wrong and very evil ways, in very arrogant, that whole, like arrogant ways. But at the same time, in contrast, if at all, who still could have some good and
the good that was in her actually came out. She's actually found a lot. She's actually found her way back. And I explained in the previous lecture, why she may not have opened up openly spoken up, at least from my point of view, that would be a compelling argument why she didn't speak up, but she didn't continue to disparage him when he was no. If that is the case, what Ally's telling us is, it doesn't matter how messed up you are.
It doesn't matter what you did in the past to hurt someone else. How far you went to wrong.
You can redeem yourself, you can stop scheming. You can stop, you can put an end to it.
You're not Oh, I've already gotten this question. Some people do a lot of wrong I already gotten this far. Might as well go all the way.
This is what it is now. It is what it is now. It's that's not what she's stuck in it is what it is.
What do you want me to like? What's gonna happen when she admits this? Think about this, from her point of view? What is going to happen to her marriage? What's gonna happen to her social reputation? What's going to happen about the way people look at it? Because this is not going to be a private conversation. This is happening in front of the kingdom, the entire nation. In fact, we're talking about it. We're talking about it right now. This is not a small thing.
Can you imagine you being on trial like this? And the world is talking about me?
Over and over again? how uncomfortable
how uncomfortable would that be for me?
How difficult would that be? She's putting herself in this position. She's exposing herself or flop, because she did harm to someone else. So she's coming out and saying, I tried to despair someone else I need to complete regardless of the social consequences. And this is actually a pretty brave. I have to commend this woman for doing something that most people are not able to. Most people have fear of people more than they have.
Even though it's easy to fear Allah. That's why
most people have fear of Allah. When it's easy.
And fear of people when it's convenient.
And you choose between the two.
You're actually between the two is very hard to hear a lot when it's going to make people upset.
is very hard to fear a loved one hearing alone means nobody's gonna like you.
It's very hard to hear a lot, which means being honest. And when you're honest, you're gonna lose your job,
they're gonna lose your family, you're gonna lose money, you're gonna lose status, you're gonna lose your position in the family, you're gonna lose friends, you're going to lose, lose, lose,
very hard to be honest, in those situations, very hard to choose the fear, because honesty would mean,
his fear, like over and over again, what quality of uses keeps
in the Humane Society in truth, truth, truth, truth, truth.
Fear of people will make you lie. Your people will make a scheme. If people make you cover things up, we have a law, you can just be yourself.
And you can only have to be alone, because people will come and then people will talk. And then people will go inside the ground. And it will be over. And then it's just you. And
that's really all that matters. And she understood that Finally, she mustered up the courage to understand that to internalize that, to believe that is something else to live, that is something else, we're reading about it. So we're learning about it, she lived it. She lived that when you cheat someone you cannot succeed, alone will not let you succeed, Allah will not guide your scheme until a conclusion that you want to you want to see. And then she goes on to say, and even though I am coming in saying,
I have always been someone who tried to protect my reputation, I have been someone who was more concerned with my image and how people see me like those women, the way they see me, the way my husband would see me, the way people would see me, even though you should see me I was so concerned with how everybody else should see me and how I should be in this, you know, beyond blemish image, she comes out and says well, mountain, but I no longer want to see my I no longer want to declare myself. I am not declaring myself innocent. In other words, I'm all done with that fake innocence.
I'm not saying any more than I'm innocent. I'm innocent, I'm innocent, even though she's already admitted the guilt, right? Why is she going on to say it's kind of a repetition. Now? Why is she saying I'm not declaring myself or not considering myself. She's saying I have let that obsession goal. What was her obsession, I want everybody to see me as the victim, and everybody else says the perpetrator. I want everybody to see me as the as the innocent one. I don't need that anymore. I don't do that anymore. I'm done with that.
I can tell you and not enough, Salah Amala can be sued. If it's for reading this in a general sense. I've already explained how that works. And when I was describing the use of reading of it, right. So I won't go into that, because that's in common between the two. But I'll tell you how this reads from her personal point of view. In addition, my personal point of view, I am not saying that I don't have any demons. I'm not saying that I'm innocent. In fact, the self that is inside me keeps on telling me to do wrong and long and long and long. And it's something that I struggled with, and I still struggle with, except for the one for the times that accept the mercy of my master could
also mean except that now Allah has finally shown me or given me His mercy that I'm able to overcome that. But it's not something that was not something easy for me, I have a problem.
I struggled with it. And finally, my master showed me mercy can also mean that this knifes keeps commanding to evil except the cases when a lot of shows like use of use have also had his nuts. And he also had temptation, but Allah showed him last month, and I admired that and I want that for myself. So at this point, she's basically saying, I admit this, and no, no, on the one hand is a crime against you. So it's also been a crime against myself. It's been a crime against my love.
And now I turned to my
and I don't consider myself beyond. I do have a wall, I do have a problem. So in the end of Salah I'm not in love.
In beautiful men, she turns to a mine says, See, the thing is, whose forgiveness should she be seeking, she could seek the forgiveness of
forgiveness of the husband, she could seek the forgiveness of the women she compiled into the situation, she goes into forgiveness of the society that she you know, undermine the community that she lied to about her state. There's lots of people she could see forgiveness up. And I'm sure she did. But the thing is, and here's the hard part. You can ask someone to forgive you, but they're not obligated.
They're not. You can you can do wrong to somebody and ask for forgiveness. And they may or may not forgive you and they're under no obligation to forgive you. They don't owe you that.
however, you did your as far as I'm concerned, you did your part if you showed remorse
if you did your part,
and then the only real forgiveness you need to see is the forgiveness of
you don't expect for people that aren't like us. Some people want to ask for forgiveness. And they say, but I said, Sorry, why didn't you forgive me?
As if I owe you that. I don't use forgiveness isn't owed.
Forgiveness isn't deserved. Forgiveness is a choice by the one who decides to or not decide, why can't you just forgive? Mine?
And the fact that someone has that attitude means there really shouldn't be.
Right? That's not the attitude with which we seek forgiveness. And the same what she does, though, is in our own beautiful Rahim, my master is extremely. In other words, she acknowledges that when I meet someone, and when I admit my own faults before my blog, and when I turned to him, and I be clear that he's the one who forgives and always shows loving here, I don't consider myself a cursed creature.
I get some pretty recursive things. I mean, put it in philosophical, theological points of view, ci caused a measurable harm and pain or problem.
That's not a small crime. That's a pretty tall order to cause pain to a profit. That alone would record and his final revelation
to those detail. That is not a smaller crime, and yet that same drug records that she has hope her master forgives.
Some pretty big things a lot for us, isn't it?
Some pretty tall order what I told you about slanders people who engage that can be cursed in this life, and in the next, that's what she did write slander.
And here she is turning back to online unless
without a doubt, unless they're logging in, without enough. For the one we want to turn back to a love of curses lifted, the anger is lifted. The consequences of scheming or lifting, you can come back to a lot and those things can wash off with
Toba washes sin. Doesn't matter how ugly those sins were. Those things don't just have to be sins against Allah. Like somebody made doba from doing [???]. Somebody made Toba from seeing something blasphemous, somebody made the law from not praying anymore. Fine, those are all good. But you must turn to Allah for hurting people to
asking the laughs forgiveness for hurting people. Those are his creation, your you don't just ask for their forgiveness. You ask the last forgiveness. And then once you ask for less forgiveness, this is probably the most important part you no longer hate yourself.
You stop hating yourself.
You see self hatred is a very easy way for you to stay away from a lot.
She tells us something real about herself. I struggle with enough that keeps telling me to go wrong. When she basically said up in Uppsala, Martin de su These are words, if we go without interpretation, his or her what she's saying, My nose keeps telling me to do wrong. There's something inside me that keeps pushing me to do the wrong thing over and over again. I have this this basically this this thing inside me a part of me that's calling me to evil. I have to find it every single day. And so I have a law that I'm able to fight it.
And so on the one hand, I'm not an angel. But on the other hand, I do have a loved one.
If I wouldn't have a love if I was worthless, if I was this cursed creature, this hated creature, why would love have befallen me? If I was so cursed and beyond hope? Why would I say allies forgiving? allies loving and
some people have this view I've met people like this who are so convinced that I'm not going to throw everyone in or throw them in jail. And they keep pulling out I have a lot of people in hellfire.
I don't know why they don't reach stories like these just based company. It's really not complicated. Allah is not interested in throwing you in the Hellfire, my love will be what is gonna get out of torturing him. He asked the question
What is it?
That your laptop and that's my laptop. He just wants me and you to recognize the role you have to understand we're not you know, we can become defensive in front of other people to the point where we can even lie about our innocence. But when we start becoming honest with ourselves and say there's something inside me that I need to find, there's enough inside me that I need to control the American mystery. I need to do
I need my rug. And if I have slept in the past a lot, I will try to ally and seek my wife's forgiveness. I'll turn to him and become as apt again, I'll become a slave again. He's my master, honestly, I don't worry, my
people will hate me. Once I make this confession, my husband will aid me She will say, everybody will spit up. Nobody will think of me as a dignified person. People will say, all these years You did this to him, or you think you're so great after giving the speech, or you think that takes all the pain away? Wow, these people. That's what's going to be said about me on social media. These women and these, these people, they think they can just talk about how they feel bad. And they repent. And we're supposed to believe them. We're all the same. People are gonna laugh at me, mocked me, you know, ridiculous, they're gonna do that nonstop people's judgement will not stop.
People's evil opinion of me will not.
But you know what? I'm no longer obsessed with convincing people. I'm innocent.
I'm not convinced by telling people I'm a good person.
That's no longer my concern. Because I know there's a part of me that
the only thing I'm concerned with is earning.
Sometimes, a level put a believer in a situation where they understand where people stand in their life robustly.
That's what I'm not into this person, he's a believer will not put her through a certain experience. And that experience is powerful enough, this experience of redemption is powerful enough for her to learn a very interesting, unique lesson of DOMA. Omar is walking away from sin. But in her case, though, was walking away from what people think of letting that go.
Letting your pride go, letting your image go, letting your social status school only hold on to what is the lesson? What is the lesson?
That's it? And how honest Can I be with myself? When the truth came out, this is the words that she used. So we looked at the same idea from two points of view, we looked at the same words coming from
and we looked at the same words coming from the wife of the minister, the art the language case, this is the last thing I'll show you this.
Is that an iron number 51 we find at the end of aisle 51 on our
on quality modernizes. And Anna has an hour to honestly the wife of the minister said, the truth has now finally come bear. I was the one who tried to seduce him, who's the word is being used by wire from the Ministry explicitly stated now follow along.
And that is so that he may know that I did not cheat him in the unseen and that Allah does not guide this machine. And I don't declare myself innocent. The self commands to evil. Ay, ay ay ay. Right. So as a very natural read, what does it mean? Like, she's still the one talking. So she was talking in 51, when she said, I tried to seduce him. She's talking in 52, when she says I didn't cheat him in the unseen. And she's talking when she says, I don't consider myself innocent, because the word AI is a continuous quote, right. And then you find in the next hour, which we're going to discuss tomorrow in Sha, Allah column. And at the end, the king said, Bring him to. So you found before the
king spoke, the women spoke, she spoke II, the king spoke again. So the reason to think that this is the woman talking is pretty straightforward. It's actually the most natural read of these islands, then why is the majority position, we need to use advisor if it's such a natural reader, if one of you guys read this in translation, that's that's where your mind will go naturally. Because the pronouns
The reason they go towards him is because the style of the foreign part of the style of the line is quick transitions.
So arguably, even though it's very, this kind of transition is probably the only one of its kind. So the case against it in my mind would be that there's no other example of this kind of transition, where I was being used for a certain purpose by a certain person in one ayah. And the same is being used by a completely different person in different scene by someone else, you understand? Because you would think that they're the same person, the same scene, but because other cases of it and because this surah has unique literary qualities anyway. So just because we didn't find another example of that somewhere else, doesn't mean that it becomes impossible. That kind of transition
becomes impossible. And because scenes are jumped from very, very quickly in rapid succession here for
those reasons, it's not entirely implausible to read this in that way to read this in a way that also that happened that was quickly done quickly, a lot took us back to the prison and use of an Islamic law speaking, I had all of that done so that the king would know that I didn't
understand. And so that's why it's a slightly more complex reading, but still not implausible. It's not an impossible read of the if, and that's why so many have actually preferred that reading. Also, the conclusion once again, I share is that you don't have to pick one or the other. I actually see marriageable,
I see natural reasons to call this the minister's wife scores. And there's pretty compelling arguments for why this could be wisdom coming from use a peninsula, which is why why reject one or the other, just like you said, you know, just like you and I were talking about earlier, I believe there's a duality intended. And that, again, is a unique literary feature of the surah that there are many spots where something is said and it carries two meanings. It's going in two different directions. And each direction is giving us a lesson, right? So that's what's happening here too. So again, a very unique, beautiful quality of this remarkable school. So with that until I conclude my
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