Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - Surah Yusuf
The Royal Cup
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Rubbish actually sorry we are silly Emily Wagner, aka the middle assignee of okoli Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Rasool, Allah, Allah He was a pH marine about once again, everyone salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I want to start by mentioning two things before I get into the IR today, as you can see in the title on the screen, I'm going to hope to cover is number 70 to 75, which is unusual, these are six out in one session. But really, there's no in from my assessment, there's no really other way to look at these IR except as one unit. So we're gonna try to cover them together. But before we do two items that are outstanding one is that I'm very grateful to Dr.
extramedullary, for having written about the the seal of the eye about entering from different doors. You remember, I read that for you guys. He actually ended up writing another article for me, which he had promised for the next week about his understanding and a comprehensive understanding of align the evil eye itself and inshallah in a separate session, that's not part of this series, probably sometime this week, I'm going to be sharing that with you. And if nothing, I don't think I'll dedicate a whole lot to it, but at least a talk at some point in this week. Outside of the series, I'll discuss that with you guys and read through it and then I'll explain that to you.
Because I've personally benefited quite a bit from the piece that he wrote, I'm grateful to him, Allah preserve him. The other thing that I wanted to mention is the profile that we built a venue mean, you know, young fellow sent me an email this week saying something that got me thinking he said, Well, we the kind of way that I depicted, you know, what has happened with the apple by the histogram and the loss of use of it, Sam, and how overprotective he is of Binyamin and maybe how we're not hearing much from Binyamin. So he's sort of inhibited and you know, like, you know, type B personality is very socially introverted, and not really speaking for himself and things like that.
There because we're not hearing from him, that's one way to depict the profile of Binyamin you know, but there's another way of looking at him. And that's equally plausible, and actually, maybe, perhaps we should look at it that way. And that is that this father, jacobellis is known to be a great father, and he will do everything he can to raise his children, right. And that means, raise them right spiritually, morally, emotionally, like in every way, he's going to be a nurturing father, not just religiously. And if we are to look at him that way, then perhaps now that he understands that his sons have a tendency to be to be harmful towards siblings that they're jealous
of, and he's already tasted that with use of Elisa Lam that he's raising. Yeah, Binyamin jacobellis son is raising Binyamin with an extra sense of not just protectiveness, but an awareness. You know, we saw an early awareness from him where he told you so funny he said, um, don't tell your brothers this dream. They might scheme against you, right. But you can imagine the conversations that are not recorded in the Quran, what is he going to tell his younger son Binyamin? Don't open up to them too much. Don't be too trusting with them, you need to watch yourself, you need to guard yourself. And that might be one way of inhibiting somebody but it also might be a way of toughening somebody up.
He's got to hold his own with 10 other aggressive siblings, right, and he has to protect himself and his father. And he's not going to let history repeat itself. And it can be that he has to hold his own even though they're bullying him and doing all that other stuff, that he might be able to actually take it and take a tough standard. That might be another reason that I like him too much. And and he's staying behind and taking care of that. And he's saying I'm going to do what dad says and he's not speaking. If we look at it that way that he is in fact instead of being weakened but actually toughened up and more defensive and on guard all the time, on Red Alert all the time. That
finally when he does meet his brother, the victim of their abuse, then
That hard shell that he has to put up with that family, he doesn't have to put that up anymore. And he breaks down. You know, sometimes people, you know, kids, if they're growing up in a tough environment, they accurately tough, right? And they will use rough language and they'll try to like what and you know, you're like, wow, this person is made of several hard layers, and they're acting really hard and unimpressed and unmoved, emotionally. But if they get to somebody who really understands them, then those shells those, that costume comes off. It's all a costume. It's just this armor that they're wearing this emotional armor to not to protect themselves, to not let
anybody see weakness, because being vulnerable is being weak, right? And then you finally are in the presence of someone you can trust, trust enough that you can be vulnerable, and he is vulnerable, and he has a breakdown. And then use of me, Sam says falletta sp McHenry? No, no, don't be, you don't have to be sad about what you've been holding in all this time. The tough shell you may have had to put up all this time. You know, because on the you know, somebody could look angry on the outside, but they're crying on the inside. Right? They're, they're defending themselves on the outside, but they're breaking apart on the inside. And you can only hold up your shell like that so
long before things fall apart. So that's that may be what has happened between use of and Binyamin. When this reunion occurs. I'll also share with you because they're, you know, this part of the story that we're going to talk about now from 70 to 75. There's lots of different ways of looking at the details of what happened. And I've kind of talked about some of these things with you guys before that there are different ways of interpreting the events as they occur based on the picture painted by the Quran itself, I will share with you what I find the most compelling way of looking at it. And what it seems from the text, what we can imply from the text is, so I'll fill you in before we get
there. So the story makes all sense to you.
The plan that is about to be put in place for Binyamin to be able to stay with us, because he can't, you know, he's not going to be able to stay with him. If they don't put some plan in place. There's no justification, they just brought them over, you know, you better bring your brother that you claim you have now they've come they've had a reunion, but he's got to go back, right? He doesn't have immigration status to stays on a visitor visa. Right. So he doesn't have residency, he doesn't have citizenship in Egypt, how can you justify him staying, and of all places, staying in the highest government office, right, the highest officer in the land can't be harboring an illegal
immigrant that can't work. So there has to be some way that they can justify him staying there. And so in order to put this together, it seems that use of honey, some definitely, you know, hash to scheme, you put a scheme together a plan together, but he put Binyamin in on it. So they're both in on it together. Okay, so that's the first thing I'm going to start with that isn't, isn't explicitly stated, but it's very easily easy to imply that they are both in on it. And this is a plan they put together themselves, you know, in cooperation with each other. So now let's read on from number 74. The merger Hassan beija has him then finally when he meaning use of a Nissan loaded up their
shipments with them. Meaning when he boarded, they're loaded their camels with the food supplies because he said he promised them another load right on the missing load. But actually he's doubling their load because they went back with a full load now they brought the payment back and now they're getting another load so they're getting twice everybody else. Right so now they're getting this load everybody's happy and they're just getting stuff boarded on loaded onto their their their caravan their camels Jalla tsikata Fiera he, he put the cup in the bag or in the in the luggage of his brother. Now he has 11 brothers but what does the Quran mean? His brother, meaning the brother he
wants to keep with him. Also, it means the brother that they share the same mom. Right? So he put the cup now we don't know what the cup is yet. So we'll see the Quran deliberately says the cup and a reader listener the first time would say that he put the cup in it What does that mean? And this is the Quran way of making us ask questions, and then answering them later on and then you go, okay, okay, okay. That's what that means. Right? Because the original imagine the original audience that heard this, when they heard Gianna said if Iraqi when the Sahaba the companions of the Prophet slicin Malala and was going to be pleased with them, when they heard this ayah for the first time,
they never heard an au cup before. And when they hear Oh, his brother put a cup in his, you know, in his bag when and his luggage, what does that supposed to mean? They wouldn't know what that suggests. Right? So it's building up. And this is important to mention because the Quran as you read it, not everything makes sense. Immediately. You have to keep on reading for things to tie together. Right? And that allows way of expecting you to join things together. And to actually have the have a last word, answer the questions that allows words force you to have first Alliance
himself, you know, says things in a way that makes you ask questions. And then he'll answer those questions. He could have said this in a way, let me tell you about this cup. And let me give you a little background information you need to know about this cup, you know, nothing, you just know there's a cup that was placed. So deliberately, Allah impose, you know, makes the reader want to ask questions. And that's a profound quality of the Quran. Because Allah forces us to become thinkers and forces us to be inquisitive. This is a religion that wants you to be inquisitive and, and curious about what is it that a lesson What is he getting at? Right? And he wants you to have those
aha moments as you read on. So it's crazy to me that there are people who, you know, love this religion and love this book, but think this book has nothing to do with thinking about it. No, no, no, you shouldn't think about it. It's for scholars to think about what
the people that it came to were, I mean, can only you know, inner circle and people that have no scholarly background, among them Allah center messenger, and in Santo Salam. But first of its audience, the majority of the Quran was revealed in Makkah, and most people didn't believe so most of the audience of the Quran originally was even non Muslims. Think about that. Most people that heard the Quran in Morocco were not the believers, they were, they were non believers, the very few minority were the believers, but the Quran was spreading in Makkah all over the place, right. So it's a universal message that forces us to think anyhow. So he puts the cup in the bag of his
brother in the luggage of his brother, some don't some time after some of them have known the announcer makes an announcement, the announcer announced What is this announcer guy, you know, if you go, I used to work at a store. So I know this for a fact, when you work at a store, and there's a lot of theft, you know, and shoplifting and a story. So we're at a clothing store in Queens in New York when I was in high school. And it was a kind of rough neighborhood and kids trying to steal steal like t shirts, and like socks or whatever, whatever they stick in their pocket, you know. So you have these little alarm sticker thingies that are on the on the clothes and you have a magnet at
the cash register that pulls it off. And then you can go if you don't take it off, and you try to go to the metallic metal detector, the alarm goes off, and you know, somebody's there to go through your bag. And sometimes people pay for their stuff. And they're going out and the alarm goes off anyway, because the cashier forgot to take it out. And if they try to pull it off, it comes out. Right. So this is modern technology with alarms that doors right with sensors for somebody stealing. Back in the day, they didn't have that they just had security guards with a full time job. So instead of the door going,
there was a guy that says thief alert. That's what they had. one guy's job is just this, right, he's just there to keep an eye on they report to him. So now let me just paint the scene for you as best I can.
filling in the gaps of this cup. Basically, if you go into a royal palace, because this is originally the Royal Palace, right. And there's a there's an area where people are given their food shipments. And this is part of an extension of the panels. It's not the king's court anymore. And it's not the inner offices, this is where the camels come in, and the food is given to them. But even this has a grandiose nature to it. This is a place of governance. This is a place where people visitors are coming. So there's a part of it where people are boarded, but they come in and they're kind of impressed with this official building. Now what do you have in official buildings nowadays,
if you go to a governor's mansion, or you go to Congress, or you go to like, you know, city offices and things like that, you have art on the walls, right. And sometimes in schools and government, you know, institutions, you have trophies, symbolic things that that are representations of the heritage or the prestige of the place that you're in, right. And those kinds of things, trophies, and artwork, and statues and things like that. They give you a sense of I'm in an official place, I'm in a serious place this is you know, you have to act a certain way. Right? So the environment and the artwork on the walls and the furnishings kind of help with that vibe. Now, it seems there's a
symbolic goblet, like a large cup, it's called a slot for is a measuring cup. So those are usually bigger. Those of you that make shakes and things like that use a slot because you know, it has measures like this many ounces of this many grams, right milligrams, so that that stuff or liters. That stuff is that that cup or that container is called a swap. But the king also has like a large mug that he drinks from, right and it's ornate, it's got jewels on it, maybe it's made of gold or silver or whatever it is. And it's sitting there, like ooh, the Kings comp, kind of thing. And it may be symbolic, because, you know, he's some poetically speaking, he's filling everyone's cup,
right? Everybody's coming to him with an empty cup and he's filling it for them. So this is symbolic kings cup that kind of gives you an impression. We are here to be fed or to be given drink by the great king. Also, the cup is interesting and symbolic because the nation and the regions of that
Part of the world are going through a drought. So nobody has anything to drink. And yet symbolically, what is the king have here, a cup. So you come in here and it gives you the impression we are here with a place that is going to provide us, right, it's just got this symbolic value. It's this national treasure type thing that's there. Some argue that this cup was literally the king's cup, like the king used to drink his Pepsi in this cup, and Yusuf Ali Salaam nabbed it and put it in the bag. Well, that seems less plausible. Or it could be that use of Alison was given a special cup by the king like as a symbol. He's not literally the one that's measuring the rice and the flour,
and his cup and putting in some argue that that's the cup that was used. But that cup wouldn't have any value that's like, you know, like a spoon missing. It's just a tool, you could just have any of them. But he was given a symbolic one, like a trophy kind of cop that represents the king's authority. And that's placed there as a decoration piece. Then all of a sudden, when you surprise them while everybody's carrying their bags, he takes that you know that trophy piece, that historical piece, that museum artifact, and he puts it in his brother's bag, and the security guard looking around saying something's off.
Because missing, what was the last group that came through here, and the group that comes through with their camels and everybody they're called an eel. In Arabic, it is the Arabic word for something that's a reinforcement, meaning the camels came skinny. And they're reinforced with more and more load. A loaded caravan is called the eighth. And the thing is, well, we're gonna learn later on, but I'm breaking the mystery for you. Now, there is the caravan isn't just made up of the 11 brothers. It's actually lots of people from the tribe, the city or the region that traveled together. So it's a couple of 100 people, 5060 people, at least, that are traveling all together.
And they're all leaving. So it's not like the security guard said usos brothers are the thieves. He's talking about the they don't know who did it. But they know this one contingent of 5060 100 people came through, and they're slowly leaving the main gate. And now all of a sudden the couple is here and now it's missing. Hey, the Cubs missing the Cubs missing the Cubs missing. And the guy on top of the tower, the security guard that
he's just goes, are you so now what happens? He put the cup in it, and the announcer calls out to hyleri Nakamura sorry, goon caravan. You people are thieves. You people are thieves. So he's calling all of them thieves. Right? Even though probably one of them is a thief. But the point is, all of you are suspects until this is solved. You're not going anywhere, all of you better stop. Now the announcement that's made. This is again a discussion among scholars that the more other than the guy who makes the call could be a group could be a person, that's a side thing. And I it's completely plausible that it's multiple, that are calling, you know, calling them thieves or the announcements
But others say this Well, I've seen this person who made the announcement has some authority. I would argue he has no more authority than a security guard. And he's the one who blows the whistle and all the security guards kind of show up. So he's kind of part of the police force, if you will. Right. So when he makes this announcement in Nakula, Saudi Poon The, the scene has now been set in motion, but there's a very fundamental question that I skipped on purpose, because I want you to hurt your head over it, because it hurts for students. You know, they hurt their heads over it a long time ago, when discussing these ions. And what's that? Use of honey Suriname placed a cup
illegally is not his cup, as we will see, it's not his personal property. And he put it in his brother's bag.
And he did he tell anybody who's doing that? No. And you find in other IRA when he wants something to get done. Remember when he had their money put back in their bag? Remember that? Then you do it himself? Or did he tell his servants to do it? He told us to servants remember, and he told us without his servants to go do it. But this time, Allah says he placed it in the, in the in their bag, he placed the cup in his brother's back so that he tells service to do it or do it himself. So use the valet Salaam, himself illegally in the law of that land, took the cup and put it inside. How do we know it's illegal? Because the cops went on alert. And they said it's missing.
It's missing they didn't say Oh, the king must have had an extra Pepsi and they put it in the dishwasher. They're not really thinking like that because this is a thing to look at. And all of a sudden the frame is there but the paintings missing there's a problem or the glass casing is there but the trophies gone from the inside. That's a problem right? So it got the alarm goes off and then all of your thieves in the communists Howdy.
Hello. They alternate. They all said that the caravan is in shock the whole everybody moving the 11 or the 11 camels of use of his family, his brothers, but also others another another couple of
Doesn't Campbell's everybody, they all turn back. And now they're facing that walk. But what led him so blue? It has been interpreted two ways. They said, when the cops came in, surrounded them and face them, what are you guys looking for? What's going on? Or it could be they even Why? And they turn back, they turn their camels back. And they said, mothers have to do, what are you missing? What are you missing? Now all of them have been called thieves. So all of them are having a nervous breakdown. And they're pretty sure nobody's stolen anything. So they're pretty sure that they're not they're not guilty. So what are you missing? We didn't take anything. But you know, that problem
that I said, a prophet has done this, a prophet has created a scenario where a bunch of people are getting get falsely accused, yes or no.
And now those people have to try and defend themselves, yes or no.
And all of this is clearly illegal in that country, yes or no? Yeah. That's a problem, because now we're seeing a Prophet did that. How? And some try to kind of skirt the issue and say, Well, no, he may not have done it directly. He may have told his servants to do it. Okay. But this, even if you catch the servants, who initiated the scheme, it's like sometimes, you know, rich people, get people to do their dirty work. Right? And then the people who did the dirty work get caught, and they get off scot free? No, who paid you to do this? Right? So we're not, first of all, I'm not incriminating use of Allison. But I do want you to understand he did something very unusual, is he's done
something very, very unusual. We don't normally talk about profits like this, or think about profits like this, right? So now he's done this. And now the call has been made. All of you are thieves. And if you could say, well, it's not that bad. Well, you know what, let's, let's try the empathy card. What if you were in that caravan? You came and bought food with hard earned money, and you're walking back and you're being told what? You're a potential thief? I'm going to go through your bags. Is that humiliating or no? Absolutely. And so they say, What are you missing? All? They said, Now remember, there was a one announcement guy, he said, You're thieves. But now the words are they
said, what does that tell you? Cops are surrounding them. soldiers have shown up, people are running, the guards are running out of the palace surrounding the camel, load, whatever. 30 camels there are 40 camels there are and they're all surrounding them, including the brothers have use of rallies around there like we're missing, although enough to do so al Maliki. Now listen to the words, we are missing the Goblet of the king. So what is the larger cup before I'll just call that a cup of sick is something you drink in. So it didn't sound like enough, nothing bad happened. But now SWAT medic, the goblet the larger cup of the king, the measuring cup, the symbolic measuring cup of
the king, this majestic item is missing. Well, even Java EE hemlo by now, these words seem even though it's not explicit, it seems most plausible that these words are said by use of themselves and listened to carefully and whoever brings it. But missing goblet, the missing cup, they got a load of a full camel. Their award is an extra camera load. Now obviously, people didn't come with a camel, did they an extra camel. So they're gonna get a load and they're gonna get what? a camel cuz you can't get a camel load and walk up, walk with it on your back. You don't have that kind of strength, you need a camel with it. And nobody has empty camels. So you're gonna get a camel and a full load
of food. If for a year. If you can retrieve whoever can find this cup will eventually be able to buy. And then so now this is useful as I'm saying it right some interpreters. interpreters say the the guy who announced the thief, he said it. My problem is his job is making announcements. His job is not to announce rewards. And he can't come up in a split second with what the reward is going to be. Who has that kind of authority over who should be given what and for what that's used for foundation up. So he's the one who says whoever can come forward with it when you measure up him, Luca is the full load over camel. Well, I'm gonna be his aim and I am the one that's guaranteeing
that full load of the camera will be given. I guarantee it myself. He added that now Why did he add that? I want you to understand there's two possibilities. One possibility is use of Elisa is when he makes this announcement about Bring me the cup. He's saying anybody who knows any information and can help me point out the thief, I will reward you right like, you know the wanted and reward posters. That's one scenario. But the other scenario is maybe there is a thief. And the thief says, Oh my God. So you're saying if I hand it in and say oh, look what I stumbled upon the cup. Then they'll give me a full load of camel. That doesn't make any sense. They're just tricking me. Like if
I come forward with the Goblin and say I found it
They're gonna accuse me of stealing it right? So yeah, nice try government, but I'm not coming forward, because I know you're gonna arrest me even though you say you're going to reward me. You understand? So he says what what anNabi he's their name and I'm the one guaranteeing it. Why? And people usually when the government says the government says I guarantee it, we guarantee it. That's all the more reason to run in the opposite direction.
But when you serve alayhis, salaam, I'ma, I am the one that guarantees it. I'm the one that stands by it. You know what that means? The Nation knows when he speaks. He's a man of his word. Even a crook would know that man, if I come forward and make up some silly story. Like, I don't know how I found it. It was just under my, in my bed in my chair for some reason. Here it is. You guys couldn't find it? It was right here. You know, and I'm gonna get a freeloader camel and a full load for a year free food for a year. Even that, because he's guaranteed it. Even a thief would have confidence. But now, would you surprise him knows there is no thief. Right? And whoever can bring it
forward gets the load of a camel. He's the one who took it away to begin with. So all of this is actually what I like to call on how to Buddha. The prophets. I said war is deception.
War is deception. This is a kind of war. And that's what I'm going to explain to you guys tomorrow. Why is this? Okay? This doesn't sound like it's okay. It seems like if you if you hurt, take use of Elisa out of this equation for a moment. And you say there's somebody who falsely placed evidence in somebody else's luggage and at an airport and then said I'm missing my phone.
And whoever finds it, I'll reward them. And then they find it in this bit and this person gets arrested. Would you be okay with that kind of act? Would you not think that's criminal? Would you not think there's something morally wrong with that? Right so if because its use of a Salaam and he's a prophet, we honor and dignify everything that he does, and the Quran glorifies it. But if you take the Quran is done this deliberately, clearly on purpose. But if anybody else does this, the Muslim sensibility is there's something wrong with this. This This can't be right. How is this right? There's something that doesn't sit right with scheming and hashing a plan, a plan that's made
up of a lie, it is a lie at the end of the day. That is absolutely a lie. You know, a lie doesn't have to be I didn't you know, black and white, a lie can be a creating a scenario that's based on a lie. There is no theft. The theft itself is a lie, isn't it? So this is a from a philosophical point of view, something we have to grasp really well what is going on here? What is the Quran teaching us and that's what I want your heads to be scratching over all day. So I talked about I'll talk to you about it tomorrow in detail. But before we do that, so he gives us guarantee of guarantee whoever can bring it forward.
Now, the brothers of us there's different ways of reading this, but I'm reading this the wish to heaven, I found find most plausible, okay, so to just kind of make a coherent story, the way we see it. A lot of
the brothers of use of are part of the larger caravan.
But they see an opportunity to speak up first, and kind of declare their innocence before anybody else talks. So to say Carlota lie, they say we swear to God, and you if you have Arab friends, you've heard them say, well, llahi lots of times. Yeah, well, it means what I swear by God, I swear to God, but don't lie he would that tie as opposed to what law he would allow the law he is said in extreme circumstances, when somebody is overwhelmed when somebody's speaking and it's you know, an exclamations over and above the normal. So the light is very unusual, you know, oath in the Quran, for example, Ibrahim alayhis salaam used this oath when he said the lucky lucky then osnabruck I
swear to God, I have a plan for your idols. I'm scheming for you, right? Because, you know, what did he What did he do with those idols? He smashed them right when they left and he was so angry. He didn't say what law he said what the lie now these guys emphatic and so declared in public law he he swear to god, these brothers of use of Anisa
so what is this after the light look on the island to my knowledge of the you all know, we didn't come here to make trouble in the country. We didn't come here for that. We of course, why would we come back and make trouble now? Why? Why are they saying you already know? We didn't come here for that purpose. For sure. You people know we're good. Why are they saying that? First of all, we came here last time, we didn't steal nothing.
Second of all, we were told we better prove that we are honest about having another brother and we came back proving our innocence. Why would we come back with a brother to get in trouble with the government? That doesn't make sense. You already know it couldn't be us. Luck I limped on merging
You know, Cedar Fair or the we didn't come to make any trouble in this in the land? Well, my goodness it can. We've never been thieves. We've never had any thief from, you know, thieving problems. And we've come here before we never stole anything. So it clearly isn't us. And it doesn't even make sense for us. Because look at how good the king has been tasked. Why do we have to steal we have extra years food. There's no possibility of us being thieves. So before anybody else could speak, they just came out and said, by the way, before you start your investigation, I just want to let you know, clearly it's not us, right? Like, it's probably one of these but you know, so they
kind of put themselves out there. Now, the thing is, as a parent, I can tell you, if you don't know who did it, and one kid comes on and says Hell, I couldn't have been me.
You start your investigation with that one.
That's where you start. So they come out and say, Oh, I swear to God, it couldn't have been us. We didn't come here to make trouble. We came here to feed our families, and we've never been thieves. Well, my goodness has been. We haven't been thieves at all.
Then the cop said, Oh, yeah, you you're not. Okay, that's fine. So Samantha, who in kuntum sat inkadinkado. TV, and what should be its punishment?
If you are lying, okay, you're telling the truth. But in case you are lying, what do you think you should get as a punishment for matches? Oh, and go to cardi B. Now these, you know, these brothers have you surprised and are really confident because they know they didn't steal?
So they kind of roll up their sleeves and say, Oh, just Oh, the punishment is I'm gonna it's it's it's punishment. It's its reward should be one man. Would you like me for who it is? Or whoever the thing is found in their luggage? they themselves are its punishment. Meaning how do we pay for it? The person if you find it in their bag, they will pay for it with their life, they will become a slave.
That person becomes the payment.
They say they're that confident. Right? So they're like, it's punishment. Whoever's bag has found it, it's found in than they are the payment. We're good with that.
From a grammar point of view, by the way, those of you that are grammar geeks does not Oh, who is that? Man woody Duffy? Roughly he is the shark. And you know for whoever's out who is Jamal Bouchard, and that Joomla shell Thea is the cover of the moqtada which means its payment. Well, whoever is baguettes in then they are its payment. That's one reading. That's if the does that, who is the Matata and the rest of it is a cover and that cover is made up of a mesh of PA. The other reading is Jessica who is muqtada. And when woody Duffy he is the hub, which would mean the transition would be a little bit different, but almost the same point. Its compensation is the one
whose bag is it's found in the pay is the person whose bag it's founded. He is its payment.
So, you know, you know when you say the boss is that guy, that guy is the boss, you say twice like flipped? They talk like that. They said it's payment. Is that person who's baguettes sin. He is it payment, they flipped it, they talk like that. That's the other reading of it. So that reading, what does it tell you? It tells you that they're really dramatic about this statement. They're overly confident about it because they know they didn't do it. Right. So now the Okay fine, you didn't do it. But you still we still have to do due diligence. We're gonna go through all the bags, we're gonna check everything so far by the hour at him. So he Yusuf Ali Salaam, started going through
their bags. It could be he went through them directly. It could also be that he went through it through it with the servants. He went through their bags cobla Wi Fi, before going through the bag of his brother. Now which bag was in the brother's bag, but he didn't go there first. That would be kind of odd if he just first bag Oh, look at this. What do we have here? A bit too obvious, right? And also, the question is, I would argue from a, you know, a kind of a believability point of view. If the first bag you stuck your hand and it came out, that's not very believable. That sounds like a setup, right? Because there's 100 camels. But it can also be that if the last bag of the 100 bags
you go through, you find it that also looks like a setup. Right? So the first one looks too clean. And while interesting all the way at the end, you find it. That doesn't sound like this sounds like Something's fishy, right? Well, how do we understand that? logically, you can understand it very logically because there's an order and who's the last one in the caravan? The youngest brother in age order and he's all the way at the back so they go through 123 there's even a narration by the time they get to the level
That's brother, meaning Binyamin use of said No, not this one. I'm pretty sure he doesn't have it.
Like, that's one heritage that even adds that to the story. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have it because he spent time with him, right. And he's acting according to some he took a liking to him, and they don't know that they're related and all that, but he knows that he was impressed with him. So he wouldn't, and I checked him out. I personally interrogated him previously and interviewed him, he wouldn't have it. But let's check anyway, kind of thing. So make it even less suspicious. So now, some must have Haha, I mean, we are he. Then he pulled it out from the container of or the bag of his brother. So this is the story so far. I've actually gone on to read a little bit of 76 to you
also, I noticed this one pretty quickly. So I'll read the whole thing to you again. When he loaded their goods. He placed the cup in the bag of his brother, then an announcer made the call caravan you people are thieves. They turned back and responded, what are you with missing? They said we're missing the Goblet of the king and whoever brings it gets the load of a full camel and I am its guarantor, who's the guarantor, user friendly Sam, so he's now speaking, so he is seen as the cops have come out there surrounding us with himself has stepped down. Oh my God, he's here, the Prime Minister's here whoever finds it, I'll guarantee it.
I will give you a load of camels. So he speaks like that from a position of authority. And it's the king's goblet meaning the king has given his own goblet to use of a nice lamp to keep as a symbol of his own authority. Right It's a slot which I think it also suggests because it's a measuring cup because he's giving people an equal measure and it represents the king giving and measure to everybody and that and and in a sense the Kings measuring cup is use of right because use of gives with proper measure. So it's interesting that he would have the swag malloc so there's a poetic and kind of thematic undertone to that language. But anyway so so when this part happens follow the law
he they said we swear to god look into magic knowledge to see the fellow you already know we didn't come here to make trouble in the land. You all you people already know we're good. Remember they made that claim? And then we'll knock Oh no, sorry. We've never been thieves well if you're having been thieves, what should be the reward? Well, how should they pay if they if you're lying? What should be the pain in condone coffee bean? Well, they said it's payment. Whoever whoever's bag is found in that step. He's there payment. He's its payment. So in other words, he will be enslaved. Now use of Elisa and by the way, the psychedelic and actually this is the part I skipped and that's
how we pay wrong. This is how we reward wrongdoers, criminals. Now it's really interesting they didn't say thieves they said wrongdoers, right wrongdoers in Arabic, London, the classical definition is what the O'Shea inferior at Mohali putting something where it doesn't belong. Pretty cool. You see the connection. A volume is someone who puts something where it doesn't belong, like the cup where it doesn't belong, right? They say back back in canon in canon, where we come from when somebody is found like that they're turned into a slave and service. So they themselves pay to make up for whatever right for whatever crime they've done. So they say that's how we deal with it
there. And it could also be because it can actually means duality, meaning, well, that's how we deal with wrongdoers here too. Or it could be the Egyptian government, the cop said, Well, then, in that case, if it's found, that's what we'll do.
And it could be why did they come out and say, well, the payment should be fine. a penalty? No, no, the person himself should be enslaved. Why did they say that? They were so bold and so confident that they haven't done anything wrong. They're like, well, if it's found, and that person should be turned into a slave.
I mean, I'm sure you guys have lesser punishments when we take that kind of thing pretty seriously where we come from. So that person's life is over. They have to hand their life over. That's how we do it. That's how we do back home.
And if you're going to talk like that, well they say, Well, if that's how you do back home, that's how we'll do it then. Now it's implied here, Yusuf Ali Salaam knew that that's the law back home
use of honey Sam also knew that this question will come up, how should they be judged? And they might confidently come out and say that even if they don't say that the you know the person can get arrested or detained or whatever for stealing, right they might not be able to be let go back. But the fact that they said that the entire scheme is coming to ash because the entire point was use of does not want Binyamin back in cannon under the abuse of these guys. He wants to save his brother from their abuses. So he wants to keep him at whatever cost and this is a plan that he had come up with. Okay, so the moral dilemma that I've tried to paint for you, that becomes a challenge in
interpreting this ayah we're going to see how beautifully beautifully the Quran itself solves that problem.
I tried to create a problem in your mind today. That's what I tried to do. And I'm going to show you in sha Allah, Allah if Allah wills tomorrow, how beautifully Allah teaches us a profound lesson in life, a profound, intricate lesson in life, and a beautiful moral teaching. inside of this, this part of the story with the part that seems immoral at first is actually the height of morality. It's a, it's a beautiful, beautiful lesson. So check it out. I hope you guys will join me tomorrow. That's enough for today. That's all we need to cover is to understand it seems that these I art and so much real estate is dedicated to these ions. In painting the scene, Allah azza wa jal wants to
also kind of turn the tables, it seems in the way he depicts the story, you had use of a salon being falsely accused, at one point, humiliated at one point. And all of those things happened because of the actions of who? His brothers, they started that chain of events in his life. And now the tables are turning. They're the ones being accused, when they haven't done anything wrong. How does that feel? You don't like being put in that position. And then if you get caught, you will be turned into what? A slave. Ah, that sounds familiar. Right. But you don't deserve to be enslaved and you're enslaved. Also, that sounds pretty bad. You know. And now, last time, you have to go back and tell
your dad a funny story about how you I will feed him. Now let's see how good you are telling the truth. Go back. Tell him tell him you couldn't bring your brother back. Because he stole.
Right, go. Let's see how that works out. But we're not even there yet. But there's a there's an irony. And there's a kind of a payback. that's starting to happen and use of it Sam could have right now come out and say By the way, I'm your brother. And you guys did a lot of messed up stuff. And he could he couldn't do that. But it's as if he wants them to feel a little bit of what he made them feel. Also, there's a justice in this. There's a larger saving his brother, and you know, playing things out carefully. But there's also a bit of, they're now on the ropes, aren't they? Like they caused him a lot of stress. And now who's stressing they are. They're on the receiving end of it.
And it's kind of a little bit of poetic justice going on in this part of the story. And he's in a position not to inflict pain on them. But at least you should know what it feels like to be called things you're not.
And you should understand that that you put me in that position. And you know, for some people who do wrong like that, and feel no sense of consequence. They don't feel like they did anything wrong. And even if you tell them, you know how much you hurt me. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you're really hurt. I know. I know. I got it. Okay. You told me enough times.
Isn't that what they did with use jacobellis? Someone is crying and Oh, are you gonna keep talking about yourself?
Or you're not done yet. That's how they talk to their dad. So they don't have that sensitivity. People like that, when they cannot feel sensitive to another person's pain. Maybe the only time they can feel that pain is when they get a taste of it.
You know, not not on a vengeance. But and he didn't fall out falsely accused them throw them all in jail, he could have done any of that. He could have put the cup and one of their other guys's bags, have him come in, and the one who kicked him and beat him the most. Right? had put it in ESCO bag, have him come out and have the soldiers go to town on him. Couldn't you do that he has the authority to in fact, he can even arrest them without giving a reason. He's the Prime Minister of Egypt. He could do whatever he wants to. But he is actually in a very measured subtle way, having them see what it feels like to maybe their conscience will wake up.
Maybe their conscience will wake up. Maybe they'll realize, man, now that's what it feels. That's what it's like to feel powerless. That's what it's like to be, you know, surrounded by authorities. And you have you're completely helpless. You know, when the cops are questioning us and going through our stuff, and we have no power to stop them. Even though it's our bags, we can't do anything. I wonder how you felt when they were just tossing him around or what people must have done with him or how he must have felt when we dealt with him like that. When we threw them inside of a well, maybe some empathy will wake up because of this experience. You see, sometimes we go through
experiences, and maybe some part of us goes back and says I made somebody else feel this.
And maybe I need to realize that I caused them this pain.
And maybe that's a wake up call for me. So it may be a part of this equation that this is part of a slight jolt a little bit of an electric shock, wake up call for them. But there's much more going on here that inshallah Allah Allah will. Allah Himself explains in this ayah number 76 tomorrow inshallah we're dedicated just sign number 76 so we'll talk about that then barakallahu you want to consider Mr. Kumar.