Surah Yusuf #57 – V90 – I AM YUSUF!
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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You so Friday said he told his brothers or asked his brothers a question without telling them that he's their brother. He turned to them. And he said, Do you know? Did you know what you had done to Yusuf and his brother at the time when you were so outrageous? So out of control? So not under control? not keeping your emotions your rage, your hatred under control? This is the question that he posted them event on Jackie Loon. Now I want you to imagine what's going on in their head? How are they processing this statement? So wait, how do you know who Yousuf is again? This is what's going on in their head? How do you How does he know that name? And how do you know that we did
anything? Our dad didn't even find out what we did? How do you know what we did? And how do you know what we've done to his brother all along?
And how do you know the state we were in when we were doing that to us?
We didn't quietly kill him or quietly do something with him. We acted jahaz towards him. We were you know, aggressive towards him. And then we tossed them in a well, how do you know that we were acting in this way. And we had these comments and the sentiments.
There was no other witness. Nobody else Wait, hold on a second. He was so interested in having us come and explain ourselves and tell us all about the family. He was so generous to us overwhelmingly generous, doubled up our load, without even telling us and returned our money.
He was so interested in seeing Binyamin
now, pieces are starting to get put together. And, you know, they have these things in
now, they have these optical illusions. So you'll look at an image, and it'll be a bunch of squares, right? And they'll say, find the circle. And you're like, there's no circles, there's just squares, and you have to look at it a certain way. And inside the pattern, you'll discover there's two ways of looking at it. It's an optical illusion. So at first glance, you saw squares, and another you your eyes focus on something else. And all of a sudden you see a circle, right? There are the filmmakers do this sometimes, like they'll they'll make a film where there's a story, and you're following along the story. And all of a sudden, something completely unrelated happens, Chef, so he
was telling me about a story that a movie they made about a school shooting some some kid who went about on a rampage, you know, shooting people in a school, and the whole movie was just about a boy and a girl or some other story. And all of a sudden, randomly this is happening. And then you find out if you go back in the movie, there's the main scene, like the camera captures its characters talking. But in the background, there's always this kid looking up things about guns, or he's doing other things. And the whole movie, they're telling you this is always there. But your eyes never went to it. Because you're focused on the main scene. You're not looking at the background. There's
the breadcrumbs, breadcrumbs that were always there. Right. So the idea being that use of Harrison was right in their face from the beginning. They've had a few encounters with him. But they never looked at him from that point of view, because they weren't really looking. And this is yet another indication that when dad said go seek out Yusuf and his brother that wasn't really on their mind seeking out use of because there were enough clues to start landing at the fact that that in fact is useful, but when use of holism spoke and said Do you know what you did? And even our Xu Rahim Allah even postulates that when they said we you know we've come with just stuff from our home that we can
even sell please be charitable towards us. And use of our time is up there on the throne, right? And they're way down here and there's guards and this giant Hall and things like that. So you know maybe 2030 feet away from the the His Highness that you're talking to. He's not exactly on like a clerical chair like you go to the you know, motor vehicle office or some other office and the clerk is right across from you across the desk. It's not like that he's in the Royal position. And they're down there at the bottom. So he's up there on the throne. But it seems maybe perhaps the use of IRA Sam came down from the throne and approach them and kind of look them in the eye and said Do you know
what you did with Youssef and his brothers,
his brother when you were giant and as his face
came closer they're looking at it and all these thoughts these like trickle by trickle realizations are hitting them in the in the face and all of a sudden
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And this is hard to translate, like literal translations are terrible. You certainly are useful. No, no, no, no. You for real, you're you really are used, or you really use
an absolute shock. That's why the word untie is used twice. Now inner is typically for beginner Arabic students we translate in a certainly or without a doubt, etc. It's a it's a word use for Tokyo but its original rhetorical purpose its most common rhetorical purposes called is Allah to shock to remove doubt. And in if I were to suggest a translation for in Mecca and the use of it would have to have the word really not certainly in it. Are you really useful? And another killer another reading of the same idea is that it's not a it's not a question at all. It's in the affirmative. You really are you so you
that's that's how they put this and there's the the emphatic in now, which I'm translating is really and then the lamb which is yet another really, it's another job. Oh my god. Seriously, you
and the user twice the seriously and the really is twice and then they say the word use of
the shark has hit them now. Well, firstly rune tried to, you know, scholars of Quran tried to analyze Well, how did they come to the realization that this is useless, right. And what I started today with is when Yusuf Ali Salaam basically gave them the ultimate breadcrumb by saying, Do you know what you did with Yusuf and his brother? Well, nobody knew what they did, except for the only witnesses around were use of and the brothers. So if all of us are here, and none of us niched
that the only possibility left is use of right. It's going to take a little bit of slow turning of the wheels to process, you know, but it's almost, it's just said this jokingly, and I told him, I won't say this in the lecture, but I can't help myself. Can you imagine how awkward it would have been if they didn't believe him?
Like if he said I'm using, and they were like, Haha, yeah.
That's a good one king. That's pretty good. Whoo, that would have been awkward. Oh, my God. Can you even imagine if?
But the shock has now hit them. That is it. They haven't confirmed this. They can't believe what they're seeing. So they're posing it actually as a question. And even if it is a statement, you really our use of it's kind of like your use of right, are you? And that's the question that's been posed. Now, the scholars tried to answer this question differently. I tried to answer this question as it started dawning on them when he posed this question to them. And that made them realize the train of thought made them realize, Oh, my God, it's hard brother, the one we threw in the well, they have other explanations that are not exactly taken from the textbook, they're found
classically. One is when he smiled, his smile, give him away, do they recognize the smile? I have a couple of problems with that as not necessarily that are rejected, but I find it less convincing, because this is not a situation where he's smiling. That's number one. Number two, I don't think that they around him, he had much reason to smile when he was with them. So I don't know if they recognize his smile so much. So that makes me less convinced of that. And then the other is that they say he took his crown off, and he had a birthmark on his forehead and they recognize the birthmark on the forehead, which is, again, possible, but I don't see that there's a reason to
explain it this way, when the text is giving you enough reasons to really understand that it dawned on them when he posed that question, their question made it all too obvious, that he in fact, his use of it.
Now, as he is going to respond, Carla, I know you, so,
I am useless.
What has he and this is my brother,
was he referring to this as my brother, did you mean but now the first thing I now use of I am confirming that I am useless, right? I am useless.
You should think what happens what is the effect not only on the speaker, but what is the effect on the listener?
The audience may be in shock. But moreover, the last encounter they had with this same man, they called him a thief.
The same people that came back into him said that brother of ours used to have a brother that was a thief to remember, you know for Canada who
are common problems.
Right. So he had a brother that he had that used to steal before him. And who was that brother? Use of Asara ha Yousuf enough see use of swallow data at the time. He swallowed the response. You know, you're talking about
Do you know what you use called a thief? Wait, wait, tell me more about this thief. Imagine he didn't open it up. He didn't let them go. When they said, Oh, he had a brother that was a thief, too. He stole too. And he said to them, tell me more about this thief, brother of yours. What happened to him? I'd like to know, I hate thieves. He could have played him like that. Right? I was actually reminded of a ridiculous story. But I'll tell you, because this is important. What's dawning on them is really embarrassing.
When I was in high school, in 1875, I used to work in in New York in a small neighborhood called junction Boulevard. It was predominantly I don't know how it is now what is predominantly a Puerto Rican and Dominican neighborhood. And I used to take Spanish in high school, I was pretty good at Spanish. And I used to work in a Spanish neighborhood where I had to speak Spanish eight hours a day. So after school, I was selling shoes, you know. And like Tommy Hilfiger t shirts, and like Nikes and Jordans and Coco Timberland boots, and whatever, I was working at the shoe store eight hours, eight hours a day, and the majority of the customer base was Hispanic and the entire
neighborhoods predominantly Hispanic, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, and sometimes Mexicans and others too. And they would actually get mad at you if you didn't speak Spanish. Like somebody would come in and say necesito sys nueve. I need a size nine. And I'd say I'm sorry, I don't understand. Could you explain that in English as we were saying, los Estados Unidos, Northern California. You live in America, you don't speak Spanish, they get mad.
Right. So I got pretty decent at Spanish to the point where I would primarily talk to my, you know, colleagues, customers, whatever, in Spanish, and part of my job was the most annoying job when you guys walk into a clothing store, you know, the annoying guy that comes up? Can I help you with something?
necesitaba. So I was that guy, I had to go and ask, Do you need any help? So there's one time I'm you know, if you're confused, I'm Black Sunday. I'm extremely Black Sunday. So I work at the store and these two bucks on you guys walk in. Right? And they hear me talk to my friend in Spanish. And then I see these guys walk in, I run over and I say can I help you guys with something? And they start could you not they start cussing me out in order?
Like they're like, No thanks. And they're like, yeah, Bella Tamati mascara Hello. And they started going off on me in order to write with a smile. Like I won't know what they're saying because they think I only speak Spanish. So I was like, let me translate what they said. This
go help us colleagues. Right. So I was like, I don't have to help you but you don't have to curse I said, Nikita Medallia didn t Gasser they're like I said that. And they're like, oh, oh, Hama petani that we didn't know. We? We didn't know. Oh, my Oh, my brother runner. Like it's okay guys. Get your stuff. But you know, you're like you're so outrageous and obnoxious and obscene and offensive and you don't even know who you're offending. You don't realize that they've you know what you're doing? Isn't that what they did with you so Felice Robin way worse. Like they call them a thief to his face. And his brother, which he knows isn't the case. And he's just listening to them quietly
without calling them out. Right? So as this happens, and he says, I am use of, it's not just I'm your little brother that you throw in a well, I, the Minister of Egypt, the ultimate authority in this land that you came begging to? That you're standing before broken and starving. That's the Aziz his use of I am he and he is me. I am the minister is useless. And by the way, this kid that you've been messing with for years, this kid that you've been abusing this kid that you've hated because he was related to me? Yeah, he's my brother.
You know, when you first of all, you don't mess with a VIP. And then you don't mess with a VIP his family. Right? So when he he obviously he's not saying this is my brother? Because they don't Oh, that's your brother. Oh, thanks for introducing this. They already know they brought him. So he's not saying this is my brother because he's introducing them. He's saying this is my brother as if to say, now what?
No, try that stuff again. No, no, please. Go ahead. See what you want to do to us now. Cuz you both of us, right. You've hated us your whole lives. Well, here I am right in front of you. And this is my brother, which you hate because you hate me so much.
Now what? You see this confrontation, and our use of this statement, would like send shivers down the spine of the abuser. They're like shell shocked at the moment with just
These two words. Now, scholars have tried to explain the this is my brother comment differently, right? I've tried to explain it as you know, I'm telling you, he's my brother, because he's the brother of the Minister of Egypt. So you better not lay a finger on him ever again. And you better think about what you've been doing to him, because he's with me.
But there's other explanations. The other explanations are mobile, 11 feet, and if enough so he as if he was going out of his way to make sure they recognize that it's him. No, it really is me, this is my brother. But I would argue that he doesn't need to go out of his way to convince them. And if he did, when you introduce yourself properly and use you talk about who you really are, you attribute yourself to your father.
I am use of son of Jacob. But he says I am used of and this is my brother, your identity doesn't come from who your brothers where he comes from who your father. So that's a far more convincing argument, right? But that's not what he used. I'm used to, and this is my brother. Now, as they're hearing this, they're also thinking about men. So Is he mad at us, he must be mad at us for what we did to him. But clearly, he's probably going to be real mad at us for what we've been doing to his brother. That's why he brought him up. All the kind of trouble we're in now.
So they're probably shaking at this point, when he says,
but use of Elisa Lam didn't stop there. He didn't stop there. He says, God, man, Allahu Allah. And this is where you find the remarkable character of Yusuf Ali, salaam,
suburb, I brought this up throughout the series. subud is this pivotal concept in our religion, right? Patience, perseverance. And what it means. And it has different dimensions is this. It's like this diamond that has different faces, right. And all of them are sub sub, there isn't one thing, somebody has lots of things. But for today's discussion, I want you to know that suburb, one way of looking at it is suburb is in a situation that is completely out of your control.
You got thrown in jail, it's out of your control.
You're being falsely accused, and you've been thrown, you've been imprisoned without trial out of your control. You're a kid and you're been tossed in a well out of your control.
You've lost your child and your son's won't tell you where head, he is out of your control.
There's subud in situations in which the circumstances are what out of your control.
And then there is another kind of sub. The other kind of sub it is when you have to act with restraint. When you have power and you have control.
And that one's harder.
That one's harder. When you have the power to take revenge, when you have the power to say what you want, do what you want, and nobody's gonna check you. Nobody's gonna put you in place. Because you have the right to and you have the power to and you still act with restraint.
Wait, but you have finally get a chance to dish out payback. Why would you hold back because then that moment you realize that just like there was a situation in which you are powerless, there is an invisible reality before whom you are still powerless. And that's a lot.
You recognize a loss power over you, even when you are in a position of power. And you hold yourself back from saying or doing what you could do. But you don't. Because you realize as big as you are in this situation. as powerful as you are, you may be the most powerful man in Egypt. But you're not here because of you. You don't have that power because of you. That's also sub, putting a check on your tongue on your hands on your ability. Because despite having the power to do so and what does the law say about that kind of power? He describes in the Koran sub on different occasions. There's this phrase with no Koran.
About sobor right. And that is for inner Valley coming as well.
So we're in hospital with a taco for another leak I mean as more if you can have Southern and you can have duck Wah that's one of the most amazing accomplishments in life.
The phrases another Li come in as we know more money in one place and so to shoot Allah says element sobre la hora en la liga, la mina has been more he went out of his way to emphasize this one place he says, and whoever can have suburb and by way of that suburb forgive, then that is truly one of the greatest accomplishments like that's a different level of sub. Because that's that's in that passage when when you have the power to take revenge, you can. Allah gave you the right to Allah gave you the right to seek out justice.
If rhogam was done to you, which is out we'll say at NC attune with Lucha when the wrong is done it's payback can be an equal measure. It can be it's we're not a religion of turn the other cheek though that's an option where religion I got slapped, I can slap you back. That that's our religion. I've heard I it's the old biblical law actually, I find it that's this religion, but a lot adds an incentive. But if you can, even though you have the right to take justice, and take back what was taken from you,
if you choose to forgive, then that's one of the most incredible accomplishments one can one can achieve in their life. So here what you find in the next words, because you know, once he says I'm use of, and this is my brother. Now if you put a stop there and put yourself in a situation like that, imagine if this did not happen to us if this happened to you. Your brothers did this to you. You're in a well you at all through all that stuff. And now they're in front of you. And they're powerless. Now what huh?
You like hitting me, right? You like throwing me? No, well, come I made a well, just for you guys. I made 10 wells, just for each of you. Come on nine wells. Let's go. Let's go. Let me show you how that feels.
That desire to make them feel what you felt because you say in my in your head, I need you to feel what I felt. I need you to feel my pain. I need you to feel what it would what it's like to be inside a jail. I need you to feel what it's like to be sold as a slave. I need you to feel this and feel this and feel this and feel this and feel this. And until I do. I feel like justice wasn't served.
I he has a right to say any of this stuff, any of it.
But he doesn't.
He says something else entirely. He says godmen Allahu Allah, Allah. Allah certainly has favored both of us.
Allah has certainly favored both of us, who was both of us, me, and my little brother Binyamin. Now what does he mean by Allah, his favorite, both of us? There's lots of things This could mean. So let's go through them. One, this could mean like you've been on buses, because the reason for Daniela Hara, Allah has favored both of us that we held on to our faith and dignity in this life. And that will lead to the next meaning no matter what situation we found ourselves in, we held on to our faith. And that's been a lifesaver on us,
you people, and by the way, in that there's a subtle dig. It's a subtle comment, a lot favored us that we held on to faith and didn't let the devil take over unlike you guys. Now, the unlike you guys has not been said, but said without being said, isn't it. It's a very dignified way of saying something to them without actually saying it even though he has the power to a lot favored us. And we held on to our faith, unlike you who fell into the trick of shape on.
He didn't give them a lecture, you see that? He's not scolding them for what they did. He just asked you Do you know what you did? That was just for the reveal. But now that it's been revealed, now it's time for the real lecture, I really need to talk to you, you ever. When you're hurt, you're like I really need to talk to you. I need to tell you something. And then you're like,
lay it all out. And he's not laying it out. He says Allah has done us a favor. Now what what favor has Allah done to you and your brother? Well, one favor, we held on to our faith, the second favor Belgium, a banana but by that Africa, Allah has given us this amazing favor of, of uniting me with my brother after being apart for so long.
Here they are criminalized. And they stand indicted for what they've done. And the charges have been levied. And in this moment, instead of his mind being focused on what they did wrong.
And when you look at the past, you think about all the wrong that they did. His mind is now focused on the good that Allah has done, that my brother and I are together. Instead of focusing on so many years, I didn't get to see my father. So many years, I didn't get to see my brother so many years he was abused. No, I'll focus on Allah has done us a favor. Let me just reunited. You see the positive mindset of a believer even when you think about the past, you focus on even though you don't you don't you don't disavow you're not blind to the bad that happened. By the way. He did mention the bad that happened. Do you know what you did with us when his brother when you were dying, that we
already did this? So he's not blinded blind to the past. But when he brings up a law
and the past, he doesn't bring up what Allah did to him are allowed to happen to him that was bad. He says Allah has done both of us a favor that he allowed us to be reunited in this way. codman Allahu Elena. That's the second meaning. The third is that my brother and I actually have something in common. We found ourselves in circumstances that were out of our control.
We found ourselves overpowered by oppression. And Allah made me come out of prison. And Allah made me come out of a well, Allah made me come out of dark situations, oppressive situations, and he gave me relief time and again, and here is my brother who was under your oppression for so many years, and Allah has given him relief to we are both feel grateful to Allah for the favor of relief he gave to both of us. Our relief is different. But nonetheless it is relief that came from Allah to both of us we are now both relieved by the Mandela who Elena
let's get more direct because Manila Whoa, Elena Allah has done a favor to both of us could also mean Allah has finally given us a favor, meaning he has favored us over you. Finally, we have the upper hand, we're not the little brothers that get beat up. You're the big brothers that are on your knees. Allah has given us a favor and finally given us the advantage over you. But you see, even if you say that, I had to say that in English by saying Allah has given us the upper hand over you.
But not only did they not use preference last preferred us over you, because he could have said fotball Allahu, Allahu Allah, Allah has favored us over you. Like Allah uses for the Israelites for those to come and Allah Allah mean, I favored you over all the other nations like he says about the Israelites, that's not the language you use, he just had a less favored us. Now you could understand that has favored us over you. But that would be to mean of him to say, even in this time, he's not going to say something that will poke at his brothers. Even in this time. They did what they did, and they deserve to hear that. But he's not going to bring his moral standards down his manners in
speech, his class, the class with which he speaks the upper, you know, the the moral upper hand with which he speaks will not decline. So he says monologue Marlena even though it's implied, and because when they're hearing it, yeah, he has favored you, over us clearly. But he didn't have to say that over us. They'll think it. And by the way, in the next aisle, which we'll talk about tomorrow, inshallah you will see felica long ralina God has given you preference over us, they'll say he didn't say it, though. It's pretty epic. So now, finally, him. This is probably to me the most profound of the thoughts regarding Allah has favored both of us. Let's take a step back and
understand the social circumstances and the worldly circumstances of use of compared with his younger brother, Binyamin. Yusuf is the for all practical purposes, the king of Egypt. For all practical purposes, he's running the country. Yeah, he's the, he's the ultimate authority.
His brother comes from a starving family, where he's been beat up by his older brothers.
And socially speaking, they have nothing in common. Economically speaking, they are worlds apart.
Opportunity wise, they are worlds apart. Even the food they get to put in front of them on a daily basis. They are worlds apart, aren't they?
And yet, the king and the starving Canaanite
are being merged together in a sentence by user. When he says a lions favorite both of us. You see with our worldly eyes, you see a millionaire man, this person is blessed. You see a homeless person, that person is not blessed, the healthiest blessed the sick isn't blessed. Some people are less favored with appearance. Some people are less favored with money. Some people are less favored with family. Some people are less favored people with different things. And there are other people that are deprived of those things.
Yet there is there seems to be a standard in the mind and the heart of use of holidays to them, which makes him see that Alice fever is something me and my brother have in common.
You know what that why that's remarkable. He understands a laws favor, not in materialistic terms.
He doesn't just see a lust favor as kingdom that was given to him, though that is a less favor. He doesn't just see a lust fever as relief that was given to him after being slandered. That's not the only favor of Allah.
The favor above all the other favors is the first figure I started with, which is Allah allowed us to hold on to our faith, no matter what life looked like, no matter what clothes we wore, no matter what kind of house we lived in, whether my surroundings everything around me was a wall was a well or a prison cell or a castle. Whether the sort of the backgrounds changed, but unless favor remained.
It's to me incredible that these words are coming out of his mouth as he sits on the throne.
almost identical and identical in meaning words came out of his mouth when he was in prison, they only come in family law, here are the Northerners, this is the favor of a law on us and on people.
A lot of you talked about how a less favored you in jail. And now you're talking about how less favored you hear. And you don't see a difference in how Allah favored you, and how Allah favored your brother, though you are materialistically worlds apart.
But you see that as a last favor, meaning a laws favor is not to be looked at with a material lens alone.
And by the way, that the material ends alone can be very deceiving. But Mama, da, da, da, da, da, da, da da da, luckily, what is worldly life except very little. And then Allah says, you know,
la matar Oh, this is just means of woman. You know, Madonna horrible means this is means by which people are deceived.
There's somebody could have a lot of money and they're not favored by Allah.
Somebody could have nothing and they're incredibly favored by Allah.
There's a woman that prophets I seldom used to see cleaning, old woman is to clean the machine.
Nobody knew her name. One day, she stopped coming when she passes away, the prophesizing cries for her.
She's wealthier on Judgement Day, than any billionaire or millionaire that will ever walk this earth. Because she has on her side, the tears of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Who gets that?
Who gets that kind of mention that his heart went out for her? Well, the alumni now we don't even know her name. But I can guarantee you she'll be a big celebrity on Judgement Day.
The last favorite her
other one, Allahu Allah and Allah has given us a favor. So this is the statement that he makes to his brothers. I mean, I should, actually thinks that I agree with him that he knew that this is going to be a pivotal breaking point for his brothers when it when they realize that I am I am their brother, then they are going to be humbled like they have never been humbled before in their life. And this moment, is a very life changing moment for them. So I'm going to use this moment to say something to them, that will actually stick with them. Later on, you know, when you're when you're in a certain moment, the iron is hot, that's the time to strike. Right now it could be that's the
time where you want to say what you've been wanting to say. But no, this is the time where I'm going to say what they need to hear.
They need to hear something to better themselves. I will say something that's been in my heart, but I won't let that override the need to benefit them.
Because I remember something my father told me in his mind a long time ago, they're not my enemies, Atlanta's
Showtime got them to do something.
And I'm going to recognize that and I'm going to try to get them out of the out of the wall that your thought is pulled over their eyes. I want to remove that veil for them. So the way he speaks now after codman Allahu la una he says in the home and yet, he will spill for in Allah Allah yo the original Marcin, certainly, the person who can have Taqwa who can be mindful and protective of Allah.
Will your spirit and persevere, then certainly Allah does not waste the reward of those who do the very, very best. Those who excel. This is the statement that he makes. It's a very loaded statement. Let's take this piece by piece. First of all, I can use it as if you suffer this. I'm saying I have lived a life where I've experienced that there were situations where there were impulses inside me that exist inside any human being that could have taken over. But something more powerful inside me that that then that impulse was the taqwa of Allah.
And because of that Acquavella, I was able to persevere. And no matter what trouble came my way, I was able to persevere. Because once you show taqwa life gets tough. And when life gets tough, you have to persevere. And if you can do those two things, I know one thing in my life itself is testimony, that there's definitely the fact that a lot he does not let go to waste the reward he's going to give to those who excel. Those who do their best, he will not let that go.
In a sense, he's also saying I wish you guys had
I wish when you had these thoughts about my dad, and how lost he is, even though you know he's a prophet. I wish you thought about how when you when you thought that that is unfair, that he loves me more than I was just a child, that before you before you realize this is some evil thoughts you have towards me, you should have realized, you're not mindful of a lot when you entertain thoughts like that.
That somebody who has taqwa of Allah can't be thinking negative and twisted thoughts like that.
stuff will allow the mulata manomav for de la la Hobi Baba kumala Bob, Allah says don't wish
For some favor Allah has given over others.
You would have had taqwa of Allah and said, whether dad I've we feel that loves us more or not. What's most important is can we stand before Allah? We have to face him? How can we even entertain a thought like killing our brother? And we have to stand in front of a law one day, what was your dakhla?
I see your emotions of jealousy and this and that and the other. And by the way, if at the end of the day, if this was hatred towards your fellow brother, because you feel that he's been given preferential treatment, didn't you realize that's exactly the feelings of shape on? And you should have had the why and understood that a lot. A lot have taught you that shutdown is your enemy, and those feelings come from your enemy?
Why do you want to see another person in harm and somehow feel that's going to benefit you? That that's just a thought, I wish you had acquired the time.
And if you had had the war, then you could have been able to, even if you had bad feelings, you would have been able to keep them in check. And you would have been patient with them. And you got to dealt with them and you know, better ways you would have had supper.
We my brother and I have lived a life of taqwa and suffer. And I can tell you whoever does that alone will not waste their compensation. And whoever doesn't, by implication, they'll have to pay for it eventually. And here you are looking at how you're paying for it. Look at the position you find yourselves in. Do I did I want you to be in this position? Do I want you to be embarrassed? That's inside for an omen yet? Well, yes, but
they say that. I thought this through that you know when he says a lie has favored us when he said in the previous statement called mon Allahu Allah. And the very very next statements in know how many of us will this could be doomed at Alinea, which is what in our shoes suggests they are leading the Joomla team and Allahu Allah. Allah has favored us because we held on to taqwa. And we we demonstrated suffer. That's why I love favoritos. Allah gave us this upper hand for that reason. hassleholm Allah taco Tanuki this summer. And it also seems to suggest and this is also kind of suddenly indicative by the present tense use because the conditional statements in Arabic can be in
the whole minute duck or sabara manyata pbsp can also be a subtle nudge towards the future. Meaning even if you've lived a life without duck while much and without suffer much doesn't mean that your lives are over, you can still have Taqwa and summon, and Allah will not reward your good deeds. In other words, you will not be judged by your previous mistakes By Allah,
people may look at you and all they will remember is the mistakes you made in the past. Allah doesn't work that way. If you show a lot of one Subhan, Allah will not let go of your good deeds. And you know what,
here's the other important thing here.
He's now almost motivating his brothers to start a new life without even saying it yet.
In the words in omonia, tequila elsewhere, for inala Hello, the original wasini I need you to know Allah will not let that go alone will not let them go to waste. And I know something about not letting something go to waste.
He's he's had an entire country work on the farm, so that the crop doesn't go to waste.
And he understands how things don't go to waste in the material world when you work hard.
And he also understands that things don't go to waste in the spiritual world, when you do the spiritual hard work, just like there's work on the farm, and you get the crop. And you have to persevere. And you have to have patience, and you have to hold the crop back and not eat too much and have sunburn. And then you'll survive the next seven years. Just like that in your spiritual life. You have to have the claw and you have to have suffered. And when you have these two things, and you will get the reward if you did well.
He it's as if he understands how the world works. How the seen world works and how the unseen world works both at the same time. It's so beautiful. he's a he's an economic leader is a political leaders, a social leader, and he's a spiritual leader, all in one. And for someone to say that from the pulpit, from the from, you know, the masjid, for someone to say that in a spiritual talk is something else for the leader of a nation to say that and say that by living that example is a different level. Man. It's just a different level of leadership. And he's saying that his brothers in this way in no man yet talk to your spirit. For in Allah Allah you do not see me
as the other interesting thing.
You saw a couple of AI article in the La Jolla motor subdivision, the brother said certainly a luggages. And this is at the end of it. Number 88. ls is certainly a luggages rewards those who give charity who are charitable, certainly allowed rewards, those who are charitable and here he says a law does not waste the reward of those who do excellently. Yeah. So you've got two interesting contrasting phrases. You've got a lot of rewards in the law Yahtzee.
And you've got a Let's not waste the compensation, which practically means the same thing, right? At the end of the day, you're gonna get what a loved one wants to give you, he will reward you. But one way of saying it is a level reward you compensate you. And the other is Allah will not waste your compensation. Right? So why use the positive language, a level reward? And then you also find the negative language a low will not put to waste? What's the subtle contrast between them? When you give charity or doing something good? Yes.
When you're doing something good, then the positive verb a level compensate. The positive corresponds with the positive. Right?
But when you fight hard to do to not do something bad, because at the end of the day, what's the clock?
What is the one most important? That was most important when in front of you there's a choice to disobey Allah.
there's a there's a magnetic pole towards the wrong thing, speech, action, you name it. Whatever the cause may be, whatever the appetite may be. It's calling you away from obeying a law and that is when this force of law stops you. It prevents you from going and fulfilling what you wanted otherwise, that's what taqwa does. Actually, I'll explain another way of looking at acquiring software today to
think of it this way, there are negative there evil tendencies inside us. There are a lot of explosive fuel inside a human being for Allah Maha foodora taqwa he put it inside us. Now that that stuff inside us these impulses, these urges these, you know, desires, these breeds, they want to let out. They want to do what they want to do. And taqwa will be the force that will control you. From letting that loose, it will put that in check. That's what taqwa does. So these things are a force and taqwa is a greater force. it suppresses or controls these forces. So they can only be released in ways that please Allah. It's like floodwaters that want to destroy a city. And taqwa comes and
puts gates and says, no water can only go from this channel, and this channel and this channel, when you let it go from the proper channels. farms will be irrigated people will have water to drink, the city will be replenished. If you open up the gates or you destroy the gates, the city gets flooded. And that's basically our soul. When you allow those desires to come out in from the halau avenues, then your life will be replenished with blessings. When you don't exert you know, exhibit taqwa and you let loose. It will destroy your from the inside. It's a flood on the inside wrecks you from the inside. That's basically the philosophy of law. Okay. So what I'm getting at, let's get to the
point, duck, what is restraint over the tendencies that are inside you? Yes.
Summer is one suburb is restraint over situations outside of you.
Summer is what people said to you, you need some of
the things that happen to you. You need some,
the circumstances meet somewhere. So taqwa protects you from and by the way, those those things from the outside can make you do wrong.
Or make you lose your faith. And to hold on to your faith while things are going bad. The evil is coming to you from the outside. That's when you need to submit. And when you're inside is calling you to do something wrong. And you put that down. That's what taqwa. If you can't win the battle inside, you cannot win the battle. outside. You get it. So what is the sequence? Whoever has taqwa and whoever has sub whoever wins the battle on the inside with taqwa. And whoever can win the battle on the outside with what suburb? These are the two battles, Aren't they the inside battle and the outside battle, just like sort of Allah consulta mass. This it's the same thing. So that's one yet
another way of looking at that coin server. Now, why is that important?
Because in this phrase, use of honey Salam has given us a statement that is not just limited to this story. It is a universal axiom. Let me give you some younger audiences don't know what an axiom is. So you put that in simple words. You know, like, there are certain rules like gravity, the rule of gravity, the law of gravity, right. And it always applies when you so long as you're on planet Earth, it applies a certain way, right? Or acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 something meters per second squared, etc. The rules are fire burns is a law, natural law, just like that there are spiritual laws.
So, just like if you're gonna, you know, start up, you know, put paper in front of a fire, it's gonna set on fire. It's always every time that's gonna happen, because that's just the way things are just like that in spirit.
The spiritual world and your spiritual life there are certain realities, it will always be that way. What's that reality? that reality is that if you have suburb if you have Taqwa and you have suburb,
then one thing's for sure. A law considers you from the mercy Nene.
Now, this is a heavy thing I'm just saying, I'm going to take pause and and help you understand something. The highest rank of a believer that can be achieved. There's the hadith of gibreel tells us that you can be Muslim. You can be mortman, a believer, Muslim, someone who surrenders to Allah, meaning they just accepted the faith. When someone was faith in their heart. A step above morson is the highest state you can be.
And what's your son? A son is a double de la haka and nakazato for lm Taekwondo okay now your aka, you worship allies if you can see him. And if you don't see him, at the very least you always recognize that he sees you, right? That's the highest state of a believer like we want to be from the more city. That's like the highest state we can have now, in this ayah what is the law say? Whoever has taqwa and Subhan Allah does not waste the reward of those who have acquired suffer. He didn't say that.
Listen again. If you have Taqwa, I will reward you for having taqwa. If you have suffered, I will reward you for having something that's not what he said. He said, If you have Taqwa and suffer, I will reward those who are more sinning. In other words, when you have both of these things, I consider you what Marcin,
you do a Nb dakwah plus seven equals s. And that's the equation.
You give me those two, I will consider your ceiling the highest rank a believer can have. Why? Go back to the prophets definition? sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The prophets lie to them says, You worship ally as though you can see him. And if not, you're always aware that he sees you. Well, let's go back to the definition of taqwa. One of the ways I described it to you his talk was you fighting the evil forces inside you right? And what's going to help you fight those evil forces? allies watching? Isn't that what that was?
It says if you can see a law before you see the evil in front of you, it puts a stop to you
and just puts a stop to you.
Then on the other side, you've got southern suburbs, circumstances, outside difficulty people's words, circumstances, difficulties, trials, etc, etc. But when you see them from your son, what suburb these trials are coming from Allah Allah knows what I'm going through and I know a lot is not waste the reward that comes from from carrying myself right. And the circumstance I will hold on I will hold my tongue not because this person deserves it because Allah will give me
it's not something that's why duck wine sobor are actually Hassan. Amin in Armenia, Turkey whale spirit for in the La la de la jolla. mosinee. Another iraq mala speaking along these lines.
He says the you know, taqwa here means to avoid Zina to get away from Xena and suffer here means to be to be content or be hold yourself with restraint while you remain single. He says a Razzie says decoy here means avoiding sins. And submit here means, you know bearing the harsh hardship people give you bearing the hardships that people give you in only a few ways. But for in the law Hello the origin of sinning.
So now as i've you know, I try to wrap this up. Just appreciate what Yusuf Ali Salaam has said. But more importantly, appreciate what use of honey some did not say.
Because a lot could have been said.
A lot could have he could have said Where was your Tacoma?
What was your suburb? How do you call yourselves Muslim? How do you how do you not disgrace the honor of the of being privileged children of the Prophet yaku of the grandchildren of his Hulk, great grandchildren of Ibraheem alehissalaam How do you call yourselves Muslim?
How could you have done this? None of it.
There's none of it.
I mean, nobody, I'm pretty sure nobody can give a better lecture than a prophet.
Right? If somebody wants to give somebody a lecture, they give the best ones. And yet he takes this
really dignified road.
Man, you have to spell for him a lot. He doesn't even say I had taqwa. I had Subhan. Allah rewarded me.
He didn't say that. He said whoever does it as if he's not even directly talking about himself though obviously he's included.
But he's like this is an open invitation anybody's in anybody's welcome. Even you even now.
Even though and this is reminding me of his words back then in prison, that he come in for the law here, Elena Elena's
This is a favorite law has given to us and he's given to people. He's extended the offer to humanity. Anybody can take advantage. This is him telling his brothers no matter what wrong you've done to me, and how much hurt it's caused me and my brother, and he's told me all about it. Now I know. And God knows what kind of trouble you've caused my father.
I can be angry with you all I want. I still don't want you to burn in hell.
My anger has limits. A loss punishment has no limits. That's holiday Nevada.
I can't my grudge against you. doesn't make me say, I'll see you on Judgement Day, or less wrath is on you. I'll tell you in this moment where you feel like I will come at you with revenge. Or you're preparing yourself to hear me yell at you. And you say Sorry, sorry, sorry, we're so sorry. I can't believe we did this. you're preparing yourself for your apologies. You don't need to, you need to you I don't need your apology. I need your redemption.
And you need it more than I do. You need to come back to Allah is basically an invitation back to Allah before anything else for in Allah, Allah to the original mercy, the last discussion that I want to have with you about this is actually a heavy one, but an important one. And I think because we're so deep into this conversation now I you know, I'd rather deal with that. Now. This surah is unique in the Quran, because it
time and again, describes that if you are patient and you do good, that you will, things will work out for you in the end in this life.
And there are two views when you do good. It doesn't matter if you get rewarded in this life or not. Because Allah has recorded it for you, and you will get it in the afterlife anyway. Is that a fact? Yes.
Are there people who do a lot of good, and
they get nothing in this life, and they die? And their only reward will come in the afterlife? Is that does that happen? Absolutely. Are there people that are innocent and have been imprisoned or killed and they will get genda with the law? Yeah, that happens too. So there are two conflicting outcomes. If I'm being taught, if you do good, and you excel, that Allah will take care of you where in this life, it's gonna work out. Just like we learn in the story of of use of Islam. But we also have the conflicting account, which is there are people that have done plenty of good and they never saw the reward for that in this life. There award is only with alonza that's also a reality. And
we're being taught both of these apparently contradicting realities in the Quran. First and foremost, let's understand that
the Quran does not endorse either view exclusively. The Quran refuses to give the claim that if you do good you will only get rewarded in the afterlife, that claim is denied.
The Quran also refuses the claim that if you do good, you will absolutely get rewarded in this life. It also rejects that claim. So what is the claim of the Quran? The claim of the Quran is you are a slave Know your place, and you are a creature of hope. And you know what? No, we can philosophize about this all we want. But the case study in the way the Quran teaches deep philosophical messages is by way of case studies. And the case study for someone who has both worlds in front of him, hope of this life hope of the next life is jacobellis.
Like he's the ultimate example in the Koran of someone who has complete reliance on Allah.
And yet at the same time is hopeful things will work out in this life. He doesn't he doesn't say to himself, well, if I lost my child, I see him and Jenna
Are you believe in the Acela? Why are you crying your child as if he died his agenda? And if he's going through trials, Allah is going to reward him, it's no big deal.
You know, when people have that kind of mentality, don't worry about it. It's in the archives, okay. really give that lecture to yaku
because he's crying over what's happening in this life.
And he while he believes in the afterlife, what is the law telling us allies telling us He created us with hopes in this world to
with aspirations in this world to
He wants us to desire the next life? But he doesn't want us to forego this life. He wants us to beg him. By the way, do we have a guarantee of the alpha? We don't know where we stand right? We know Muslims are not like Christians, Christians can say we have a guarantee and we got the ticket. We have salvation. Muslims will never say I you know, I don't know about you, but I got some
I'm good on Judgment, I'm gonna be in the VIP section. That's not Muslims. We beg Allah to not include us among, among them in a bar lien in every single slot, because we are in danger of being one of those two every few hours. And in between.
There's a reason we asked for that in the fata, because our guidance is not guaranteed. Our salvation is not guaranteed. That is only by the mercy and wisdom of Allah azza wa jal, and his and his his forgiveness granted on us. I would argue, just like we have no guarantees, we don't know what's going to happen in the afterlife. But are we always hopeful? Are we supposed to be hopeful while being fearful? Yeah, you can't just be fearful and you can't just be hopeful. It is the same exact attitude a lot taught us in this world.
You suffer holograms, father can be deeply sad, and completely hopeful in this life at the same time.
just like a believer, when it comes to the afterlife, can be utterly afraid and completely hopeful with Allah. At the same time, these contradictory forces balance each other out like two wings on a bird. Just like that is the case for the afterlife. That is the case for this life.
I'm supposed to have, I'm supposed to have hope I'll have a better relationship with my children, or things will work out with my parents or things will work out in my marriage, or things will work out with this friend of mine that I've lost touch with, or etc, I'm supposed to have hoped that financial difficulties will go away, or the diagnosis will be cleared, or the you know, the cancer will go away, or whatever I'm supposed to have that hope
I'm supposed to. And at the same time I have the fears. And when I have that hope I come in front of Allah, not with guarantee Allah you said if I pray Allah, you'll remove my cancer. I never said that.
Allah said he won't waste your reward. And he might reward me in this life. Why should I think that he won't?
Because he did. He didn't say guarantee. He didn't guarantee that he will. But he didn't guarantee that he won't. He wants me to bag He wants me to see humbled.
And this is the why refer to your Google Instagram is look at he wanted to protect his kids, when they were going back into Egypt. And he said go from different doors, right?
Okay, that's I'm worried about this life. At the end of the day, well, however, you interpreted evil or not, I owe you that lecture. But evil is not. It is concerned with this life and their safety in this life. But immediately after what does he say?
While he talks to other life? Listen, if Allah has another plan, I can't do anything about that. But I can put my complete trust in Him.
Hope in Allah and trust in Allah at the same time.
And the hope can be dictated by my feelings, my feelings, or my hope is my families reunited. That's my hope. That's your comparisons, hope, my family's reunited.
And but at the same time, there's a trust in Allah, that if that we that reunion doesn't happen this month, this year, 10 years from now, or it never happens, or it happens three generations from now, then if that is the case, I trust a lot more than I trust my feelings.
Balancing both of those. Now, why is why if you lose that balance, why is that a problem? This has to be understood.
There could be that people are doing wrong to you.
And when you speak up, they say you should have suffered because your award is in the alcohol. Why are you complaining about your state because believers should be grateful and believers should have suffered? Yeah, you should have suburb like use jacobellis alarm, and then say go look for yourself.
If you just want to have supper, Allah has done what he's done, then you don't have to go look for nothing. Allah will reunite me on judgment day. It's okay. That's not jacoba Lisa. He understands me when you suffer. Why do I bring all this up? Yusuf Alayhi Salaam here says whoever has taqwa and has Subhan. Allah does not waste the reward of those who do their best. Yes.
So in my case, Allah even gave me that reward in this life.
And I was hopeful for it.
My father's hopeful for it. Why shouldn't I hope for better in this life? Why do I go into one place where I'm supposed to forget about this world? Go in front of a large house, in the most harsh climate on Earth, go to the Kaaba and walk around and close that mimic the nothingness of Judgment Day. Right. And as I pass on your money, I say a lot but not enough dunia Hashanah, or fill out a lotta Hashanah. joaquina de Bunda our master give us beautiful good things in this life and good beautiful good things in the next life.
Why don't we just go you went there man asked for aka.
How are you supposed to be a simulation of Judgment Day, a massive gathering of people that are basically the same level all of them standing
For a lie in the field of arafah, right? It's supposed to be a simulation of judgment and forget this world. But no, Lisa, they come to that.
Okay, there's no harm for on you, if you go take some things to sell and make some money when you go to Hajj to
this life. Yep. Our religion is about balancing the needs and wants of this life, and channeling them in a way that Ally's pleased with. So you can have the best of both worlds.
Our religion is about both worlds.
And when you become just from the other world, and you say, I only want my reward in the era, then you become complacent, paralyzed in this world, then you cannot even then you are not able to stand up for yourself. And more importantly, you're not able to stand up for anyone else. Because when someone else is fighting for their rights, you say, No, no, don't worry, you'll get your rights, and
then you become complacent. And you become a cause of injustice, in the name of the work good.
That's not this religion.
And on the flip side, when you say I want all of my rewards here, I asked a lot to give me 100 on my math exam, and here I am getting enough. How did this happen? I made so much da. Yeah, you made that job. And you made law, but you didn't study for your test.
Maybe you should have been doing that more intelligence a little less, because that's how that works. It's not angels not gonna come in and fill in your multiple choice questions, bro. That's not how that works. But when you don't get things working out for you in this life, then you start blaming a lion saying, well, what's the point it was not rewarding me in this life. Those are the two extremes. One losing faith and the other losing sight of they have a purpose in this life, too. They have things to accomplish in this life too. And we carry both with us, just like we do for the al Qaeda just like we do in dystonia. That's the balance that the believer has to strike. And that's
the balance has been beautifully struck in this sutra described in this, this was told us people could think that you're crazy that things are gonna work out. have hope. No, you're not crazy. You're supposed to have hope. And you're supposed to work towards it. Whatever means you can relentless fanatical hope. Be be like psychotic in the hope you have no problem.
be unreasonable in the hope you have an Allah that Allah will make things come to light, Allah will make things happen for you. Don't let the worldly limitations define your optimism. That's part of this surah How could it be this humanly impossible to imagine a kid thrown in a well, we'll run Egypt, a foreigner, a foreigner thrown in a well, we'll run Egypt
And some kid who's a slave,
and some guy in a jail cell is going to run this country.
There's somebody that Jill says, you know, I'm gonna run this country one day. Yeah, Mr. President, just
this last plan is beyond human fathom. We cannot contain it in our imagination, and in our calculations. So this is part of the law law, you'll see it's a timeless message of hope. A law will not let our good deeds go to waste and what I wanted to say the contrast, good the good verb, reward for charity, but when you avoid becoming bad, and you avoid doing bad by the client server than a lot avoids wasting your deeds.
Right? So because when you when you hold on to a duck while you deprive yourself from something wrong, so you feel like you missed out. When you have somebody you feel like you missed out from saying something you could have said, some vengeance you could have taken you know, so subtle and taqwa make you feel like you missed out on something.
And unless as you missed out on nothing, the compensation you're going to get I will never let that go to waste.
You didn't waste any effort. You didn't miss an opportunity, you gained an opportunity. Lies always will make us all people of Seville and taqwa and overlook our past mistakes, allows it will allow us to come to terms with the wrongs that we've done. You see use of Elisa Lam's brothers, they had to get hit real hard before they wake up real hard the trickle wasn't working. They had to get some some people just have to hit get hit real hard before the realization hits them. And now that these words have come out of use of Rene Salaam and he's confronted them directly and he's given them this one line sermon.
I can't wait to see what they have to say. Tomorrow. inshallah. barakallahu Li walakum, wa salaamu Alaikum wa, I gotta go eat