Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - Surah Yusuf
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important thing to sort of use of sawtooth is the surah or is the story rather, I want you to rethink that. I want you to think about the the surah being an all encompassing hole. And the conversation from Allah is not over the speech from Allah is not over until the sutra is over. And there's a reason he put those out as part of this little so even though the story is going to come to an end today, as we understand it, as Allah has told us, and inshallah we'll do some, you know, biblical comparisons, like we've done in the past also. But the surah is far from over. And actually, there's quite a bit to look at in the surah and then see how allows dogen in his wisdom
site for us to really inquire what the connection is between how he's concluding the sutra and the rest of this remarkable story. In any case, this is number 101. This is the concluding statement of use of Elisa Lam. We already saw a statement by him and I in number 100 when he was talking to his father and then he spoke to the rest of the family. So after raising them on the throne, they all fall into such that he said Yeah, I bet he had that. in common. My beloved father This is the interpretation or this is what was behind my vision from so long ago. As to how to be hooked up I master has certainly made it something materialized it's come true, but could be in any minute
Sydney and he was good to me and has been subtle to me when he brought me out of the prison, which is a big, big communal but we and he brought all of you from the from the outskirts from the Bedouin areas. Remember the NSLs shape Albania Albania equity even after the devil had caused that you know Discord. And even though the devil had created a stir between myself and my brothers in nobility fully my shot, certainly my master is subtle and delicate in whatever he wants. In the who would it would Hakeem certainly He knows everything, and is all wise. That's the idea we've already talked about in the last session. Now he turns to a lot. So the first thing that's notable about this idea
is it begins with luck be my master. In other words, in the previous ayah, he talked to his father and said, This is what Allah did for me, Allah made this dream come true. And Allah has been so good to me that he brought me out of jail, and he brought all of you so he was talking to them. And he was talking to them about Allah. And now he's turning to Allah and talking to allow his origin and that there's a certain you know, even in these transitions in style, there's an important lesson. And one lesson we can draw certainly from all of this is that often, we are in a position to talk to somebody we love about a lot, right? And you can get into the dollar zone. Or you can get into the
preacher zone where you're always talking about a lot about a lot about a lot about a lot. And you're not talking enough to a lot.
Right. So he's he just spoke to his family about him. But just because you're talking about him is not a substitute for talking to allies eligible. And you have to have a genuine conversation with a line intimate personal conversation with Allah, not just about him. And this is particularly important for students and activists within the realm of Islamic Studies and Islamic learning and sharing and Dharma and things like that, because we're always in learning mode. And we're always constantly learning and teaching. So we're talking about a lot a lot, we're reading about him, and we're talking about him and we're writing about him and things like that. And when you're doing that
you're not actually even though that's valuable in and of itself. There's a place for that but right immediately with that code score, you know, corresponding with that is you're in my conversation with Allah Himself. And this is also true of the audience. If you guys are listening to lectures about a line lectures about the Quran about the prophets life or about something that reminds you of Allah. Those are discussions that your ear is taking in, that your hearts are even in taking in about Allah and but what should that lead to, that should lead to you talking to Allah, a conversation with the latia
Be inspired by what you've learned. Right? So for the both the teacher and the student, for the giver of, you know, knowledge that comes from the sacred and the recipient of the sacred knowledge, both of them should be learning about him, and then also learning to talk to him, which is actually a fundamental principle of the Fatiha itself, isn't it, because we learn something about Allah and immediately after that we talk to him. So he talks to a lion, he says, My master, but our data noumenal milky, you certainly have you, you have granted me some kingdom, mineral wealth means some dominion, some control will can also mean governance and power. So you granted me some power. mean
here means that all power, some power, that which, obviously all power belongs to Allah. So some portion of power you also granted me in this life? Well, I'm telling men, that we live a hadith. And you taught me from a part of the interpretation of all kinds of speech. So this is the phrase that we're going to concern ourselves with. First, I'll share with you some things that I've come to read. At the end of this talk, I'll actually, I've compiled my own thoughts on these ions, in addition to the reading and discussions that I've done, so I'll share that with you towards the end. But right now, I want to go through some of what I've read. And I think it's beneficial for all of
you to know. So the first two phrases you gave me kingdom, and you gave me some kingdom, and you taught me some interpretation of speech, right? The interesting thing that Laci brings up here is, what's the connection between these two things a lot, giving him dominion and kingdom and control. And then Allah teaching him the interpretation of all manner of speech. He says, think of it this way. He is think of Yusuf Ali Salaam, as someone who Allah benefited from the heavens. And what's the benefit that came down from the heavens, that's him getting the knowledge of, you know, interpreting things in a way that only Allah could teach him like interpretation of the dreams, for
example, right. But when Allah gave him certain things like control, then he not only empowered him, he's able to effect with that other people in this world. So it's as if as he looks at it as two directional, it's not as clean cut, but it's two directional, meaning, Allah has given him some gifts that he can help creation with. Right, so that's his power to change the water canals create a reservoir, you know, make the savings for the crop, so the nation can survive for several years. All of that is the power of law gave him to make change in this world. Right. So that's him serving a less creation. So his focus, his direction is towards the world. And he's acknowledging that I
couldn't have helped people the way that I did if you didn't give me the power to do so. Right. So that's the first part. But the other part is his connection with the divine, his connection with the heavens, which is this heavenly knowledge that comes to him that can only come from him. It's not through the vessel of a king or, for example, the king made him Prime Minister, right, at least in the visible world, in the unseen world, Allah made him in charge. But there were some mechanisms in the world that had to be there, through which Allah was Latif, Allah worked through them in subtle ways to give him that power. Allah didn't just pluck him himself with the help of some angels out of
the prison and put them on a throne. There were worldly mechanisms in place. But when it comes to the interpretation of dreams, there's a direct link to Allah. Right. So that's what he's saying that Allah works through the world sometimes and gives you things that you can benefit others from. And other times Allah is helping you directly. So it says if Yusuf Ali Salaam is acknowledging the indirect intervention of a lion, his help in what he was able to accomplish for himself and for others, especially, and Allah, he's acknowledging that divine connection that he has with him that no other human being actually had. It's unique to him because it's a prophecy that Allah has given
him. It's a unique gift that Allah has given him that even his father acknowledged in the beginning of his this entire career, that Allah will teach you the interpretation of all kinds of speech. So it's actually echoing those phrases from the very beginning. The way it was the words this is a charlatan, but are dating even multi charlatan electronic enough's the element of sad it is the part where he says you granted me some kind of Dominion
isn't is alluding to the connection of a person with the world that has physical bodies meaning with the physical world. Well, I loved and even thought we did a shout out to a lotta lucky hobby, whether it be held wattage Allah, and him and him saying you taught me from the interpretation of all kinds of speech is alluding to his connection to the Presence of Allah Himself, meaning the divine direct presence. So that's Razzies note on that.
Now, there's quite a bit of discussion about the word faulting because I'm going to go through these phrases and not connect them at first and then and I tried to read on and try to find for myself if others have talked about what connects the phrases of this Statement of Use of Elisa, I didn't find that much. So which is why I said I do have my own thoughts on the subject and inshallah I'll share that with you at the end. But we'll keep reading them phrase by phrase from now. So we've done two phrases. One he turns to a lion says you gave me power. You gave me some
Some power and the other he says you taught me how to interpret all kinds of speech. Again, we're gonna revisit all of them again when I'm done with this reading. Then he says false data semi watty, one of the one translation of that would be the creator of the skies in the earth, the creator of the skies and the earth. Let's look go to the grammar of it. First of all translation becomes easy.
Nos boohooman. Which hain the fourth era for those of you who know Arabic is a Fatah and valterra. The the Fatah on it is for two reasons Houma and assefa Nicola here up in the beginning, he says, Rob, be cut at any minute mark, my master, you gave me kingdom that my master, my master, who is the creator of disguise in the earth, meaning it's an adjective of Master, because love is monada and some love. So it's a few Maha Nussle, and therefore this is monsoon so the Fatah matches, that's the technicality of it. But the point being, it's an adjective of Master, as if he's saying, My master, the creator of the skies and the earth. It says connecting those two phrases together with the word
faulty. One will often be molded and notwithstanding your use on yotsuba islandica insane and it could be that it's the second Nussle is because he's calling on a lie again. So you have to read not the creator of disguising the earth as a statement, but as a call. So let me explain that to you in Simple English. I can say Allah, like Allah is merciful.
But if I say Allah, The Merciful, I turned toward the sky, and I say it like that. I'm not talking about Allah. I'm talking to Allah. Right? So the fall thira the Fatah of it makes it a monada, which means he's talking to Allah. That's what that means. Just like he was talking to align the beginning of the ayah. When he said, My master, you gave me kingdom, my master, you taught me how to interpret speech. And now he's saying, creator of the skies in the earth.
Not He is the creator of the skies in the earth. It's not an informative statement. It's a call on Allah. He's invoking Allah. So again, with that name, farfield SMRT will have. So after he calls on him with that name, then he's and now that we've done that, let's look at the meaning of the word Fatah. Because the word father is different from Holic those are many of you are familiar even if you don't know too much Arabic, you know that the Arabic word for creator is hardly right Allah is the highlight of the summer what in the earth the creator of disguising the earth and I took the liberty of translating faulted here also as creator, actually purposely to create that confusion,
create that confusion, pun intended.
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so he says that I had no idea what Foxconn meant even at buses. I had no idea what it meant until I saw two bedrooms in the in the desert arguing about a bottle we'll call a huduma and I have to have one after that to follow her. I I did further of it.
And what he means by that is I was the one who dug it up first it's my well I was the one who dug it up. So the word that I have for digging up and initiating the first dig is actually for the same word that we're using now father similarity will
lower us will 434 look at a shock you call football and double buried is that better they say the linguists say that the origin of the word father actually has to do with something tearing open or coming out like when you dig a well the water tears out it comes out right so they used to use it for example for the tooth of a camel so they say fatahna will bury when the gums Pierce and the first sign of the tooth comes out. That's actually called football also or Fatah novel very. So that's and then there are lots of other excerpts and we actually read some of them to you for a little bit. We did one naka halabi atrophy Asahi fatawa Naka means when you're milking the camel and
the first signs of milk start coming out of it. And when they start appearing, that's called food at the theater. It's funny enough for boys and girls when they get a certain age and started getting pimples and zits on their face. Those are called faulty because they pop out nasty but that's the word.
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well entered either but that Whoo hoo It's also used for grapes plant grape vines when the first sprout of the grape starts popping out of them so you can appear the fruit is starting to come out well Matt and his memory the old overall you know, meaning revolves around one thing what would your shade on a five D Hello Joshi owner falou ovilla mo D sharp con merfolk ob, ob muy Allahumma Santa Catarina. So it's basically something coming out in the very first
Moment. That's the common theme and all of them water coming out in the very first moment the tooth popping out in the very first moment. So that's the meaning of Fatah. Right. So now what does that mean in the phrase political sumati? Well, it means the creator of the skies in the earth, from the very first moment that they were created the early inception of the skies in the earth, the initiator of the skies in the earth, it doesn't necessarily mean creator from nothing. I would argue that the word creator from nothing in the Quran is buddy, buddy, or somehow it will not another name of Allah. So the unique the innovative creator of the skies in the earth innovation, or you know how
we use the word innovation in a bad sense in Islam, like because of the hadith of famous social kulu modesetting. Buddha, every new invented thing is a bit odd, meaning something that has no basis, well, but they can also be creativity. So the thing is for, I don't want to get too philosophical, but just philosophical enough for you.
When if I create a building, then I didn't create it from nothing, I created it from materials that already existed, right? If I created a painting I created from paint and colors that already in a canvas that already existed. In other words, some materials were in in place, and I use them to put together this thing, right. So that's actually how I look. So let's say for example, about us about Adam Hanukkah, whom in Torah, He created him from dirt means the ingredient, which is what dirt already existed. And that's one of the ingredients used to create this creation other maladies, right? But there actually suggests that there was no creation, there was no ingredients, even the
ingredients couldn't be conceptualized and alized, which are created out of nothing. That's the confi akun concept. That's the B and it is concept. But father is kind of in between those two, how would falter be in between by analogy to help, the way I wrap my mind around this, maybe that'll help you is, it's easy for me to think here's wood. And we're going to create a table using this word, or create a chair using this word, get it. So you've got the ingredient, the component, the material, you've got the tools, and here's what we're gonna get as a final product. But sometimes you look at something and you don't see any ingredients, you don't see any potential, you don't see
what you don't see nothing. And all of a sudden, you get a finished product. And you never realize that this thing that was there was actually had the potential, it had the ingredients to create something like that. So there are within human capacity. Obviously, when you're cooking something when you're building something, when you're making something, you have components, and you have the framework in your mind, these are the components that are going to lead to this, right. But it's as if the unsuspected dirt digging dirt unsuspectingly producing water.
Right dirt and water may not have a direct relationship with each other. But it just it happens, right. And the same way, the gun which doesn't look like bone, all of a sudden, what's piercing through it, a tooth is piercing through it, perhaps what's being highlighted in the name of Allah thought that SMRT will up. By the way, this word in the in the influx of form the intransitive form, is used on Judgement Day, either somehow when Fatah dot when the sky tears open,
when the sky tears open, and it's referring to the initial tear in the sky. Like we don't even know that it's full on Judgement Day, because we've just seen what a little bit of a tear, and then that's built upon in another surah. It has some our own shop cut, when the sky is completely torn open. So there's this initial tear. And then there's the the full on tear, when people say that Allah has taken a son, the heavens in the earth yet the fatahna they're about to show their first signs of a tear. That's the first tear, right? So what does that have to do with the name of Allah, the way we can conceptualize that is sometimes a lot creates a scenario. Sometimes a law creates a
plan a law creates a, you know, builds the the, the building blocks of a person, but he uses circumstances and scenarios that you would not expect what create this like someone being in jail for that many years would not you wouldn't think that that would create a great person that would create a wise person, don't create a spiritual person. You don't associate that environment with that outcome. You understand? You don't you don't associate slavery and child slavery with running a country. But that's the ingredient that led to that conclusion. Right. So allow us Father, in the case of use of Elisa Lam, in that he took certain things certain components, and he created
something completely unexpected out of the kidney. So when he calls on the lies Father, Son allottee, when old By the way, I still haven't shared my thoughts with you on this yet. This is just the reading of father son What father means, thought that it will be the one who starts to cry
Creation of the one who started the creation of off of the skies in the earth. You know, the the remarkable creator and within falter you can even imagine now that we know that it was so much more than that it wasn't just the heavens and earth weren't just created in their initial phases, but they were actually brought to a level of maturity. So life could exist on the earth. So the planets and galaxies can be put in the, in the in the place that they are, the sun can be situated where it is, all of it started from one initial tear, one initial act from Allah xojo. So Allah puts every everything in place and the skies and in the earth, the one who placed created everything from the
very humble beginnings and placed them in the right place in the skies in the earth. That's the call he makes on Allah thought it was somehow it went out. Then he says until we leave it dunya will
enter we'll leave it dunya will actually I'll read. I'll go ahead and read my thoughts about my notes on Wednesday because it's a really interesting word. We'll come back to it now that I come I'm ready to read to you my thoughts on this soon. Willie isn't one of the names of Allah and another name that's similar to it is Mola. So there's two names of a lot that come from the same Arabic origin when he and Mola that are used for a large origin. Okay.
The word Willie, actually the verb from it when I Yeti or Well, yeah, jelly actually has to do with being attached to something and follow something closely. So you know, this, you know, your Luna Camila ko for those that are behind you of the disbelievers fight them, they're after you, they're not letting you go. They're following you step by step by step.
One that, interestingly, also has to do from it, by the way, they say Walia for, you know how horses or camels have a saddle. But under the saddle, they put a little cushioning so that it's a little easier for the animal itself. Right, so it's got some buffer, and then it's got the saddle and then it's got your weight on it right. Now that thing that's underneath, then you put the saddle on, it is basically stuck to the camel, it's basically a part of him now, right? So that's actually called a really also why because it's stuck so close, that it almost becomes a part of something.
This word then started becoming used for a friend
a while he is also a friend when he started getting used for someone who means well for you, even among your neighbors, or among close family, why people that stick to you and offer a layer of protection for you, they become a kind of a shield for you a buffer for you. And they're always by your side, they become what Willie they become overly right so that it has a connotation, but I'm talking about the linguistic interpretation the linguistic meaning is someone who sticks by you and someone who has offers a layer of protection to you. From It then became the the verb that came out of it is the one law. And what that means to it means a word and its opposite it actually means to
turn your back from somebody. So for the welder on whom he turned his back away from them, but what is sticking to someone have to do with turning your back? It actually doesn't it actually has to do with another implication of the word Voila. So they say well, what Yahoo shakalaka what Yahoo LA I mean asleep Bella, da da, da da, da da da. Actually what are really in its origin also has to do with the direction towards something to direct towards something when he turned his direction towards it. For what Lu would you How come Chaparral machine will haraam turn your faces in the direction of the sacred machine when the garba direction was talked about? Will you would you How
come and the well actually means to turn your direction in the opposite direction. same word when you flip the direction turn towards turn away from but when you turn towards something and you stick to it, then you're doing the worldly and you're turning away from something and you're not looking back then you're doing the worldly Anahata Allah Allah and Allah anhu that's actually where the word comes from. Now, why all of this? By the way? What is she in default on one sale off really focusing on something turning your face towards something? And you know moving towards something all of that has to do with the word Wailea. Now he says to Allah enter will leave it dunya will Hara You are my
Willie in this life and the next
you're the one that stuck by me. You're the one that's been the invisible layer of protection. You're the one that's been my guardian my protector in this life and in the next he's now it's it's remarkable. He's not talking to a law about how y'all law I stuck by you this whole time?
No, he's talking about how Allah stuck by him until we leave it Daniela Hello. You've been my protective friend in this life and in the next life. You know, one of my one of my favorite is about the word Willie is in sort of Mohammed I think every time I get an excuse to talk about that I talk about it. So if you heard me talk about it, it's okay. You'll get over it. I'll talk about it again. And here's what it is. You have
In surah, Al Baqarah, a distinction between Willie and Mola, Willie and Mola. And is a very interesting distinction Willie Fairey listened to some suffer, insofar means the potential, not just someone who sticks with you, not just someone who befriends you, but has the intention to
has the intention to. So for example, I can be your friend. And I can mean well for you, but I'm sleeping right now. I can't actually be your friend right now. But I still in my heart and your friend, you get it. If you need my help you call me I can act as a friend. But even when I don't call you, I'm still a friend to you, you understand that. So when something has someone carries the intent and the potential, even if that potential is not being executed, then the firing pattern is appropriate. So when he is appropriate for a situation in which the intent to protect someone, the desire to protect someone, and possibly even the acts of protecting someone are all there, but not
necessarily being acted out. Let me give you another example of potential qualities. Let's just say someone is patient. You describe somebody as patient, clearly not me. But he's described somebody is patient. Okay? When you describe someone as patient, it may not mean like you say, I know this guy bola is really patient. Abdul Hakeem is very patient. Okay. Great. Hakeem is patient. But right now, he might be in a really bad mood, because he didn't get dinner.
And he's not being very patient right now. Usually, he's patient, but I don't know if patience is what he's doing right now you get it. He has that quality in him, but he's asleep right now. So I can't really test this patience at the moment. When the time comes, his patients might come out, you get it. So when a quality exists inside a person, they have the potential of it. And you may or may not see it come out, but it's always there. Then when it comes to wilaya, the word would be Willie. So it's it's the more potential form of the word that's being used here. Meaning he's telling a lot you have always been the one that I can rely on the constant friend that can be there all the time
that I need him to be there. You're a constant you don't go away. Okay.
On the flip side, is the word Mola Mola is a little bit different. Mola is not an awesome surfer. You can call it German, you can call it mobile. There's other ways you can look at the word Mola. But one thing that comes out of Mola for sure, is that it is something that's actually coming out. Like if I was in the act of protecting you I would be Imola. I will be more than just a very I would be a molar. So you know somebody is your Willie they mean well for you. They want to protect you but they're not there right now. They're still your Willie. But somebody who's your buddy and then the doorbell rang and they said no, I'll go check. They're being your wife. They're being your molar you
get it cuz they're living it up. In the Battle of 101 bottle of butter. Muhammad Allah says about this contrasting disbelievers and believers he says, the only can be anila Mola levena Amano and then caffeine in Allah molalla. He says that's because this believers that Allah is the molar of those who believe Allah is the one molar of those who believe and disbelievers have no molar.
This believers have no molar and in another place in Bukhara he said, Allahu Allah Allah Dena Amon. Well, Athena cafo olio hamato I'm not quoting the entire Aleister Crowley of those who believe. So Mohammed, Allah is our molar and total Baqarah allies are what he so he's both to us. Yes.
What about the kuffaar? The kofod? Allah said, Willa Hinako, Alia amata, who those who rebel against him are there only are their wellies. So the even the disbelievers have, Willie, they have more than one Willie. What they don't have is a molar. Because whenever Allah is our Willie, he automatically actually is our molar to meaning not only does he have the potential of protecting us and covering us and meaning well for us, but actually when the time comes, he's every time he's executing on it. So he's our molar also. Now disbelievers may have those who want to protect them and want to offer them shield and want to give them you know, give them their friendship. But when the time comes lamb
Allah Allah home, they have no mo law whatsoever.
You see the epicness of these two names Willie and Mola right in front of Mohammed, Al Baqarah. But anyway, coming back to this ayah he turns to a lion says you've, you know, your goodness towards me and your desire to protect me. And your protection over me is something I've always had until really, you are my Willie in this life and in the next life until we leave the Nirvana era. They're often a Muslim man. Take me away as a Muslim.
This is towards the end of his prayer. Take me away meaning give me death as a Muslim. Some interpreted this too.
He was wishing for death immediately because everything he had to accomplish in life has been accomplished. I would strongly disagree with that opinion. We'll talk about why I would disagree with that opinion. First of all, I think it at its face value, at least it's it tends to go against the famous saying of the prophet SAW Selim, lay it on Monday. And Kumamoto, not one of you should ever wish for death, don't you ever dare wish for death. So the prophecies and forbade us from doing such a thing. And that's not because it was something invented in Islam, given to the Prophet sign. It's always life and death and our view of life and death, you know, in Islam is coming from the
time of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and all of it. And by the way, if anyone could say, I've passed all of my tests, and now I there's nothing more to accomplish, that would have been Ibraheem alehissalaam. And Abraham, I was told you have passed all your tests, you have been made imaam over people in the journey. Luckily, nasima he didn't ask for that.
Right. So it would be counterintuitive to think that, right? Use a phrase I'm saying, give me death as a Muslim means he's wishing for death right now. In fact, we make almost an identical design suit on the ground that Allah taught us. And we're definitely not wishing for death. We say what are phenomena abroad, give us death among good people. We we asked meaning, when our last moments come Yala, we want to be around good people. And when our last moments come, and you take us, we want to be counted among good people. Not only were we in among good people, when we were alive, were counted among good people when we die, right? Because you could be surrounded by good people, and
you're not good yourself. Right? So when you die a lot put you in a different company. And you say, why am I in this group? I thought I was in that group. No, your heart was somewhere else. So we want to make sure that we die in a way that our heart belongs among the hearts of those that were good. And then he says at the end, we'll hit the knee beside the thing, and join me and fuse me with good people with the righteous. So take me away as a believer as a submitter as someone who's in subservience to you, and join me with righteous people. So now let's talk about some of my observations on the, you know, this remarkable iron that I've kind of tried to hold back as much as
I could, okay.
The first thing to note here, in my opinion, is a sequence. First, you talk to, you know, when he when he speaks to Allah, when he when he makes this declaration, you notice the last thing he's done is ask Allah for something.
He said, Take give me death as a Muslim, that's a request from Allah.
And then he said, join me among the righteous, that's also a request from Allah. But his starting point, was actually what Allah my master, you gave me kingdom, you taught me. So his first step was to acknowledge what Allah has given him.
Now let's put him through a tough life.
But he is looking and not at what trials he went through, but rather, what gifts that Allah gave him. That was his first declaration to Allah. You know, there's a way he spoke to his family. There's a way you spoke to his dad. Now there's a way he's speaking to who, Allah. And the first thing he's telling Allah as though agenda is Yala, I acknowledge that you did this. And this remarkable thing for me.
This is this is this is what you did for me. Number one, the second thing he does is he declares to a lot that he recognizes who Allah is.
You're the creator of the skies in the earth.
And then on top of that, you who is Who is he to everyone? Not just to me, Allah is patera sumati whether or not just for me, allies factor a similarity Wallet for everyone. So what was the first thing? What have you done for me out up? let me acknowledge what you've done, for me at least some of what you've done for me, I want to be able to verbalize it.
And then I want to couple that with who you are. Before I go further understand the connection between these two things. Y'all law you went out of your way to give me Kingdom yes or no. You went out of your way to choose of all of your creation to teach me how to interpret speech, yes or no.
And me, how can I be worthy of such an honor when you are the creator of all of the skies and all of the earth, you are so much more magnanimous than one insignificant creation of yours. And yet you went out of your way, above and beyond so much of the other creation to give me these favors? This is how special you treated me, despite who you are. Think about the comparison of Let's not talk about a law for a moment. So you can appreciate the grandness of this phrase. Think about the the in some of you may have had a job at a big company, right? And you've got 1000 employees, 5000 employees, right? Somebody works in a public company, somebody works in a, you know, fortune 500
company or whatever. And the CEO of the company is somewhere and you're somewhere else like you're not
on the radar, because, you know, they've got, you know, national offices and they've got regional offices and they've got, you know, within the regional offices, they've got smaller offices, and they've got managers and you're under one of the managers, right. So you're from the hierarchy of the top of the chain, you're way, way, way down here, all the way down here. If the CEO of the company goes out of your way to send you a, Hey, good job on last week's project, and I heard your son's in the hospital, I hope he's doing okay and dinner at my house this Friday, or whatever. And you start getting these personal favors from the CEO of the company among the 1000s of employees,
you're not gonna feel a little bit and like daunting, like, I'm being singled out in this way. I'm being picked out, you did all of this for me, of all the other creations of all the other employees rather. Now that's just a human being when a human being that you think is too high, treats you special, you start getting butterflies. Now understand what what use of Elisa is acknowledging
use of honey, Sam is acknowledging that you might Rob are the creator who makes these incredible plans for the entire skies, entire galaxies, you've made plans from how a seed will turn into a tree and a tree into the Amazon forest. And the how the oceans are going to work the entire earth and its intricate system, all of it you designed and you took the special care to design my life the way in which you did, especially when you gave me the power to do this good in this world. And especially when you taught me how to interpret different dreams or different kinds of speech. This is an acknowledgement of how your job, I am unworthy, and you have gone out of your way to give me a
favor. We're not deserving of what Allah gives us. That says acknowledgement now place it that the placement of it is so important. We're his use of when he's saying this. Yusuf Ali Salaam is the VIP to all that ever know that entire civilization, and neighboring nations, the most important person is who use it for the sun. The most knowledgeable person is who use it from the sun, the most powerful person is who use the peninsula, every This is the moment of use of triumph not only over Egypt, but also over his own family. Yes, this is the moment to celebrate the victory of the hero rose from the ashes, all of that stuff. And in this moment, he describes himself as so unworthy,
that Allah has gotten so out of his way to favor him. Because at the end of the day, we're introducing amatola healer to her if you count the favors of Allah, you won't be able to encompass them. Here you have his family falling into such that here you have his father, you know, finally reunited with him. Here you have all the people that wronged him brought to justice. And what does he say? No, I didn't do any of that you gave me some kingdom. Allah because our data noumenal Mulkey
here you have his interpretation saves the kingdom of Egypt, and he says, You taught me the interpretation of speech, I didn't come up with that you did that.
You will allow me the ability to interpret.
And it's as if these two statements are looking back at his entire life. And he's understanding something. If you think about what these two statements need all the other things that have happened in his life, if you think of these two statements, the fact that he was given power, and the fact that he was given the ability to interpret, right? Now imagine if he had power without interpretation.
If you have power without interpretation, he couldn't solve the nation's problems.
Isn't that true? If he had an interpretation without power,
the nation would still be sued. Everybody would still be struggling. Allah gave him everything he would need to do good in this world for others,
to do good in this world, what does use of it some understand that one of the biggest gifts that your master can give you is the the ability, the ability and the opportunity, first, the opportunity? What's the I think the name of the book that's opportunity? Does it mean that we had enough is what ability if Allah gives you the opportunity and the ability to serve him to do something good, that is the greatest gift you can have in this life?
There's just the biggest gift you can give someone of all the things that happen in his life. He looks at the two things that he put most to use to do what serve
Why is that important? Because service is what's going to outlive you.
The castle that he may live in right now he won't outlive it.
The food he's eating he won't outlive it. The clothes he won't outlive them. The family he won't outlive them. The easier times he won't outlive them. The time will come he left to bury his father. The reunion is
Not everlasting. Well Bharti, I have finally had to hire on Pandora because a loved one.
But the things that last are good deeds, they are better as far as your master is concerned when it comes to being paid back, and they are better in putting your hopes in them. All of his hopes of having his family reunited, and all of his troubles coming to an end have already been solved. But he looks back and says, but the biggest thing you did for me is you gave me a chance to do good.
And you gave me these two things, I could do good with them. You gave me the opportunity to attend a seminar book, and you taught me how to solve problems. I loved him. I loved every minute that we leave. On a side note, I've already talked about this in an earlier lecture. So I won't go into too much detail about it. And the first time the phrase came interpretation of speech, many have said this means interpretation of dreams, I would say interpretation of dreams is only one small part of interpreting speech, Yusuf Alayhi Salam was incredibly insightful in multiple situations, he understood spoken and unspoken language, he understood all kinds of communication, he understood
people's words and what may be meant behind those words, in multiple circumstances. And by the way, the interpretation of dreams, the phrasing for it specifically in the sutra, that we will aim in Kabul, this is the interpretation of my vision from before he used the word vision. Now he's not using
any mentor. You taught me from the interpretation of dreams or visions, no, and then turn him into a hadith. You taught me from the interpretation of all kinds of speech. So there's a contrast being made in his own in Aisle number 100. He didn't say, this is the interpretation of my speech. He said, My vision, and now he's using my my all kinds of speech. So there's a difference. And when the king saw a dream we saw in quantum your room, if you people remember he asked his advisors to interpret the dream. He said, If you can interpret dreams, Yuria taboo in different phrase, then we look at hobbies. So that we know the Hadith has its own place in the surah. Which includes because
one kind of communication is dreams. But they're all other kinds of communication. And all of them were incorporated in that phrase, yeah, Allah, you gave me the ability to understand all kinds of speech
and thought that are similar to fill out. So one implication of that is is humility. And by the way, I actually know I'm not going through yet. Now listen to this.
Much of what we read from use of honey Salaam is going to be a subtle echo from sometimes his father, and sometimes his great grandfather.
So some things he says, I've already told you before he For example, He said in a while allemaal Hakeem in the previous ayah he said Allah is the knowing the wise. And these were the words his father used when he was a kid when he was talking to him.
And that'll be Alamin Hakeem. Now we're gonna find I'll take you somewhere else. When Ibraheem alehissalaam
abandoned his people, because they wouldn't leave the worship of idols Remember that? I'll read this passage to you from sort of Shura or sharara. So in the whole model will de la bella alameen and they are all an enemy to me, meaning these false gods except the master of all people in all nations.
Ah, so first you talk about who alleges
What did the rain Do you talked about who Allah said you suffer some also talk about who lives far too small to know. Okay? Allah, Allah conifa Jolla Dini, the one who created me and then he's the one who guides me Will levy Who are you to me anyway, a skinny and he's the one who feeds me and gives me drink way too far who is feeding and when I get sick, he's the one who cures me. Whenever you need to need some more your Genie. Then he's the one who gives me death and will give me life again. Well, they're the ultimate one you're feeling the hottie at Yama, Dini, and the one I hope will forgive my mistakes on the Day of Judgment. Who has a lot to me?
What do you what two elements Did you see in use of speech? Who is Allah? And then who is Allah to me? And you find an Abraham speech two generations ago? Who has a lot and who has a lot to me.
And then what do you find? Listen to this, after this declaration about who Allah is to me, Ibrahim young Ibrahim Ali Salaam said, I'll be heavily Hawkman while happening beside him. Master give me firm wisdom and join me with good people. A hip knee beside the theme. Literally. two generations later, at the culmination of this trial, Yusuf Ali Salaam says, what is happening besides in Word for word,
echoing the words of his father Abraham Anisa
you know in prison he told the other inmate This is the favor of a law that's given to our family my father's and he mentioned his father Ibrahim Ali Salaam, also.
The what's the favorite what's, what's the how do we interpret the favor of Allah and his family. And by the way, we are now the family of Ibrahima. So congratulations. It doesn't matter if you're Irish, or Scottish, or if you're Trinidadian, or you're from Indonesia or
You're from Bangladesh or Pakistan. It doesn't matter where you're from, you're from the family of Ibraheem alehissalaam. So you and I get to echo the words of our father, but he managed through the words of his grandson, great grandson. And his name is Sonny hain, we'll come to that in the end. But what I wanted you to recognize is even in the way that he structured his speech with Allah. And the way that Ibrahim structured his speech with a lot, there's a parallel, Isn't that incredible? Like how observant is that, that he that he would do that? Then if you look at the previous statement,
think of it this way. What What did he say Allah did good for him in the previous iron I number 100. He said, Listen to this.
sinabi is 100 any minute Sydney,
which are convenient, but we, Allah was good to me. And he was subtle with me. When he brought me out of prison and brought you all from the outskirts Remember that? So there's two parts there. What are the two parts He brought me out of prison, and he brought you all here.
And a way to summarize that is what you gave me power.
Because him coming out of prison and him rising to power is one of the same thing.
It is only it is that that was actually one episode, him coming out of prison and him rising to power are connected to each other. So he's describing the same event in a different way.
When he says you brought me to power, he's actually describing the same exact event, what event that he brought him out of prison, which actually led to him coming to power. What does that tell you? That tells you you can look at the same event in two ways. One, Allah removed the harmful from me, what's the harmful that was removed, I was brought under prison. What's the other way you look at the same situation, a lot replaced my a lot added good in my life. Allah empowered me with power. Basically, what Allah does what we want from a life in this life is two things, we want something bad to go away and something good to come our way,
isn't it, we want something bad to go away, and something good to come our way. He's looking at the same exact situation. And he thought about it. And he realized both of those have happened in that same situation, the bad has gone away. And the good has also come my way. In fact, all of you came from the bad from the veteran desert, or you came from the land of going on the outskirts, because I have power and I have the power to bring you here. And that power Allah gave me. So this date any minute milk is actually a summary of what he just said, looking at it from a different perspective. Again, another perspective, what did Allah remove what harms he removed the distance between me and
my family, he removed me out of prison. And what's the other side of it, Allah gave me power both.
It says if you and I should contemplate the things Ally's done for us, and not just think about how he got rid of a bad situation, but also think he replaced the bad with something even better.
He added a good that didn't exist before. It's not, it's not just that he removed the bad. It's not just that he removed the negative, he added some positive on top of that, you know, if you make a chart, the negative is no longer there, you're at 00 is neither negative or positive, Allah doesn't just remove the negative, he adds the positive in the mostly use line is comes positive comes along with the difficulty. So now, that's the that's the first thing. But then he said mimbar, the anessa shape albini webinar within the previous, he said, and all of that, despite the fact that even after Chetan had called caused a stir between me and my brothers, right.
And there's another way of looking at that.
There's another way of looking at what shaitan did, because what she founded and what his brothers did as a result, in ended up in the series of unfortunate events that were his life. And looking back at all of those events, what does he learned from that event from all those events? Well, had those events not been there? How could I have learned the interpretation of different kinds of speech, where I lengthen him into Winnie the Hades is actually looking at what the devil did, he did. But then a lot turned it into an opportunity that couldn't have existed if the devil, the devil already succeeded in his plan. My brothers thought they succeeded in their plan. But a lot had a
plan bigger than all of that a loss plan was to teach me all kinds of speech while I looked at him into Latif.
So he's now looking back at those same events that he's already talked about. But he's describing them from a different angle and so profoundly beautiful. so profoundly beautiful. Now he turns to a lot and says, fall to the similarity. Well,
well, here are a few things. I've already told you what the word phonathon means. And.
Okay, there's a couple of other observations before I get to father.
He has more power than anybody else.
He has more knowledge than anybody else around him right now. He's considered the most knowledgeable he's considered the most
Powerful. And yes, he uses the word min both times, you gave me some power, you gave me some knowledge.
He understands something doesn't matter how much people are impressed with you. Doesn't matter how much people rely on you, he knows people rely on him. He's not going to have some fake humility. If people come to him for a question. He's like, only Allah knows. I don't know the answer to that someone else he's gonna answer them. But after knowing and having the power that he has, he still acknowledges something. He acknowledges that that power First of all, is only granted by Allah and is only some power. Because all power always belongs to Allah. He's never going to be impressed like it's like, everybody's impressed with useless power and knowledge and use of as impressed with the
power and knowledge of allows origin.
So our Titan immunol monkey wild Anthony Mehta.
Now, I told you there are things he says that go back and echo the words of his father, remember?
Well, you find Ibraheem alehissalaam many 1000s of years ago saying the following, it knew exactly what he lilla the Fatah somewhat even hanifa and what a nominal machine I have turned my face towards the one
who initiated the creation of the skies in the earth, Fatah somehow it will up the verb Fatah
he turns to a line What does he call him fall Taylor.
The creator of the skies in the air from nowhere from invisible means from unexpected means, like water coming out of a well, like a child emerging from a ditch. You are the one who did this for the skies and the earth. And now let's talk about the skies in the earth. Ibraheem alehissalaam would would say the sky is in the earth because his people believe the gods were in the sky. The sun was the sky, the sun was a god the moon was a god the Jupiter was a god. Right? So he would when he talked about a lie, he talked about the one who created the skies and the earth. Well, my anomala machine I am not the one who does check, were his use of sitting. He's sitting on the Egyptian
throne. And we already know they believe in multiple gods.
We already know that. We already know that he's been put in this position because of his character.
But his character is not the only thing he's going to publicly declare. He's publicly declared his character. He says, You know, I, you know, I I take care of guests. I'm good to people who don't want to lean on the best of those who provide hospitality. I fulfill the scale, I'm adjust ruler. He's standing by his character. And he's publicly declaring it you can check me on my record. He's saying that
open transparency, but he's also transparent about what he believes. sitting on the throne is one thing to give a hubbub about alleged the faults that are similar to a lot in the member in the masjid.
It's another to sit in the throne of Egypt. With all these disbelieving government officials around you.
And here you're talking to Allah directly and without hesitation, you call in lies the creator of the skies in the earth.
You know, I don't know if because I haven't studied enough Egyptology. So I don't know when this historical development occurred. And if the hyksos if that were the kingdom of his time, what their religious beliefs actually were, but I know for sure the pharaohs believed that they were children of the sun. And they believed that the sun was a was a god rah. They believed in the sun is a God and Musashi Sallam said some very politically incorrect things to their face, and I will muster up will not only be the my master is the master of the east and the west. That was an offensive thing to say because nowadays, nowadays is getting complicated again. But typically in secular societies,
religion is one thing, and politics is another. Those are two separate things. In ancient kingdoms, religion and politics were one in the same. Rejecting the religion of the king is rejecting the Constitution of the king, not bowing down to the Kings idols, the idols that he bows down to is you define the king himself. It's actually why the young people of the cave got in trouble. They didn't pay homage to the Greek gods that the king believed in. That's why they got in trouble. They will refuse to bow down to those idols. They were okay with the Kings kingdom. They weren't okay with the Kings religion. You understand? Yusuf Alayhi Salam is in a in a kingdom, where he knows other
religions exist or baba, metaphoric cotton we've already talked about he brought it up in prison. These people don't believe in Allah, they don't believe in the last day, or many gods better than one God. So they believe in multiple gods. That's that's their faith. And here he turns and he says, He turns to Allah and says, My master, you and all the non Muslim employees and security guards and advisors that are in the court are like literally talking to
one invisible God is he talking to the initiator of the skies and the earth waits. So all the skies are, He's the God of all the skies, and all the earth, because the Kings also believe the pharaohs eventually developed a belief that they are the gods of the earth. their ancestors, the sun is the God of the sky and they are the gods of the earth and they
Saleemul comesa, don't I alone on the kingdom of Egypt, and not a few generations ago, you're the one who gave me kingdom. I'll be out at any minute. So he says Fatima sumati. Will out which is a political statement to, I'm not hiding my son, which also tells you in between the lines that Yusuf Alayhi Salam made his faith publicly known and pronounced, and perhaps even started in softly inviting people to this God, not just his family, that that office has already initiated. This will become even clearer, much after his death in the time of Moosa, because the ancient Pharaohs are going to remember the days of use when you still call them to God.
And he's to tell them that he's a prophet of God, that's also recorded in the Quran. So that now he's open about it. You see, now he's in a position, and he's going to use that position. And he's not going to say, well, this might be politically bad for my career. If I talk about my faith in this position, he's still the minority. He's still you know, I mean, they respect him, but they can remove him at any moment. Politics is politics, that doesn't change. And by the way, the more straight you are, the more vulnerable to attack you are,
the less friends you have, because the friends, you know, there's no there's no honor among thieves, they become friends with each other. crooked politicians help each other. You cover my crookedness. I'll cover yours, you understand? so easily you can imagine the use of use of reason had many enemies in politics. many enemies in business, so many corrupt business practices have to go away. So many corrupt politicians couldn't do what they were doing. And now he's got his own religion to which they can try to use against him. Right. But he openly declares it thought that was somehow it without the creator of the skies in the earth, the initiator. And then there's the humility aspect
of it. Yeah, Allah, I am so humbled that the way you subtly planned from the initial phases of this universe, so the maturity that it's been brought to, from the from the photo of the human being from dirt to where the human being has been brought, you, you exercise that attribute of yours in my life, you created situations out of the most unexpected circumstances, you created opportunities and skills for me, you created blessings for me in the most difficult trials, and you created them, one after the other after the nobody could have expected that, that that would happen. Then there's the final comment about, you know, the skies and the earth. Because what he can observe is the earth, He
can observe the skies, you can say almost as if he's saying you are the you're the kind that you're the one that creates, in this remarkable planned way, in the unseen world of the skies. And also, now I can see on the earth, so we go from the unseen down to the white scene, now that we're in the scene, look at the next phrase, until we leave it dounia you are my protecting friend in this world.
So go again, skies, earth, you're the creator of the skies, creator of the earth, and you're my protector in this world, which is closer to the earth. Right. So those two are now coming corresponding with each other. You are the creator of this earth. And not only did you create me and this plan, you've been protecting me in it all along. And now my hope is that in that unseen world, in which your plans are much bigger than this, when I am ready to go meet that unseen world and ascend up in the skies, I pray that your protection of me continues. So he says, well, ah Hara, until we leave it dunya. Well, so it started in the unseen, it came to the scene, then it continues
in the scene, and it returns back to the unseen and the aka, until we leave it dunya will after you are my protecting friend in this life and in the next.
This is actually
as he as he as he
gets closer and closer to the conclusion of this prayer, he understands something.
I was not next to my father, when I was a kid.
I was not next to my brothers, when I was a kid.
I was next to no other human being, but you were always next to me. You're always my Willie. And you've taught me something, people that I want to keep in my life, or people that I don't want to keep in my life that's out of my control.
But one thing I know, if I know that you will always be there. And I know that you've taught me something more important than everything in this life. I need your closeness to me in this life. And I need it even more in the next one.
If you've gone so much out of your way to plan and and show me mercy and show me guidance and teach me and give me these abilities. It must mean that not only do you have a plan for me in this life, you have a bigger goal for me and that bigger bigger goal for me is your closest in the next life. I your my will in the market or two. I know it I just know it until we leave Daniela
and since he's bringing up the camera. He doesn't he doesn't know say well, since you're my protecting friend in the afterlife.
Therefore, I don't have to worry about the afterlife because I already guaranteed it. Though a funny Muslim and take me away as a Muslim, take me away in submission. It's such a profound statement from him. Why? Because he understands my circumstances in this world will change. I maybe I was taken away from my family, I was taken away from a well, I was taken away from my Masters house into a prison take being taken away is a theme in his life.
And he says Yala, I don't mind getting taken away for one last time. So long as one condition is met, because every time I was taken away, I was taken away and I was still in surrender to you. I was still Muslim. Doesn't matter what I was taken away from, and what I was taken away to, I was taken in Islam, I was I always surrendered to you.
And now I'm asking that these, even if those series of adventures have come to an end, when that final transfer comes, because it may be that I'll be in this house until I die, Allah knows. But one day, I have to leave this house too. And I have to move into a new house under the dirt. And when that move comes when I'm taken away, and this time it may not be some people selling me as a slave or security guards holding me into a jail are brothers dragging me into a well it might be your angels taking me into my grave. It might be your angels that come and collect my soul and taking it up for questioning. When that day comes when time comes for me to be taken away and take me away as
someone who was in surrender to you let my circumstances be whatever they are, but my heart should remain surrendered.
If God Allah hora boo a slim Kala Islam tolerable I mean by the way the word Muslim is an echo from the teachings of his father Ibrahim monies
have been our ginormously many look me and make me and my children Muslim for you. I mean the reality no matter Muslim and thick and undress my lesson from our from our offspring a nation that will be Muslim for you. If God Allah hora boo Islam Kala Islam to the herbal alameen whenever his father said to him surrender, he said, I surrender before the master of all the world's Muslim Muslim Muslim surrender, surrender, surrender, take me in a state of surrender.
I may not want to surrender to any other authority, but you I want to be mean surrender to. It's so incredible to me that
use of a Salaam is practically the person that the entire nation surrenders to. He's not in contact with any human being that doesn't surrender to Him, other than the king himself. And in a sense, he's also surrendered so much power to us.
And here he is turning to a blessing. Take me in a state of surrender to you peaceful submission.
And then his final prayer. Well, I'll hit the rissani again.
Join me, fuse me together with those that are good. I see a literary interesting literary correlation. Remember, he called allies when he and when he comes from Delhi, which means to stick to something or to join something? Remember that. And Hackney join me another word for joining me. So he says Yala, there are two kinds of joinings I need one with you. And the other in the Sahara, the permanent joining with good people. You see he understands something in his life good people came and went.
And in his life, the company of people is temporary. He understands that life itself is temporary. Yeah, I do want company. I don't want to be alone. But I want to be joined with good people permanently. Right. I want to be among good people permanently. Within Alessia buddy Rahim Allah.
Allah said, when I call this stuffy now who fit dunya listen to this word. He said Allah chose him in this world. Why not fulfill it? Let me know. In the afterlife. He's among good people.
He's the one solid hint. And he says
this valley he wanted Ibrahim alayhis salaam saying his prayer. Or be humbly Hawkman master give me wisdom while happening beside him and join me among good people. That's why I've been Ibis. And others said what he's saying here is join me in the company of my parents, my ancestors, give me their good company. Let me be among them in the afterlife. Let me join their ranks. I'll help me beside a hint also means it's talking about what's gonna happen after we die. So he's saying y'all make me so that I'm good enough to be among them.
I want to be good enough to join that group. Can I can I be a member? Can I get a membership to the solid pain group? And how can we be slightly
you know, and it's also interesting that the as we are coming to the close of the story as it's being told, the last thing Allah wanted us to know about use of a Salaam, a man who lived a lonely life for so much of his life, right? A life of abandonment, of isolation and of solitude for so much of his life. And his prayer prayer in the end in the aka is what give me the company of good people join me among good people. What did Allah say to us in his Quran because when somebody
turns towards Allah. They suffer abandonment. that's a that's a rule that will be abandoned by those who can't handle their closeness to Allah. That'll happen. So what Allah say we live in harmony, Camila, Sally had noted on the home for Salah in Sudan kabu. He said, those of you who believe and do good deeds, those who believed and have done good deeds, we will absolutely enter them in, inject them among good people, amongst anything, his prayer in the end and contemplate that after everything that's happened, the last word on all of it, is I just want to die and die when I'm in obedience to you. And I just want to go somewhere where I can be among good people forever.
His description of heaven, He could have said, give me death as a Muslim, forgive my sins and intervene to heaven, right? Because those are other places in the Quran, those expressions exist, what expression did use a Friday, Sam choose over all others? In the in his personal, you know, connection with Allah, give me the company of good people join me among good people, what is the value of being among good people?
And how do we now understand the statement of the profits or some other model nyaman you have, a person will be with the one day love
person will be with the one day love,
the company we have now is going to be is going to play a pretty major role on the company we're going to have in the end, because the company we have now don't only choose to have now is actually an indication of who we love to be around what we love to be around. The story is remarkable, because for a lot of his life use have had company that he did not want.
Nobody wants company in jail. Nobody wants company in a cycle lady's house. Nobody wants that. Nobody wants the company of slave traders. Nobody wants that company. Sometimes we're not in charge of what company we keep.
those circumstances are more powerful than we are. And we're overpowered by them. And we just have to be in that situation. But then there are choices in who we make friends with whom we spend our time with. And now, in today's day and age company can be kept off of your device, right? You your phone keeps you company because you have a virtual connection with another human being may be on the other side of the planet somewhere else and you're constantly in touch with them. Well, what kind of communication? Is it? What kind of connection is it? Is it something that's destroying you or helping you
not be happy, he says here are often a Muslim and give me death in the state of a believer as a Muslim, and join me among righteous people that he didn't say profits, he said righteous people, some say also because of his humility to a large soldier, that he just he wants to be joined among the righteous. And that's the most broad, right? Because if he says join me among the prophets, then all of his family's excluded everybody, only the prophets, but he wants all good people. And that's the love that prophets have is they want to get a want to be treated as some special category. Their love for people in this world extends to their love for people in the next world. And they want to
see all of them.
Right so y'all let make me of them. And let me see other good people to one Hackney beside him. Now, my personal belief on this is that, you know, there are there are billions and billions of permutations of use of Elisa Lam story, every day in people's lives. Somebody's living some portion of the life of use of families, and going to the trial that he went through in some way or the other. Right, and all those people that are passing those trials and turning to a lion saying to a funny Muslim man, while Hackney beside him, are going to be in this use of an A Salaam membership club in Geneva, where all the Sally hayner gonna be together also. And we're gonna get to meet them
and say, what's your use of story? What's your user story? What's your use of story, and we're going to be getting to share our experiences with the other fellow believers who went through these trials. The story isn't just out of an individual, it is the story of pretty much every one of us in some way or the other. Some part of this applies, one or more part of this applies, and we get to be among those Halloween. That's why the wording in the end of this is actually an invitation. What should you ask for? That we're funny Muslim and what happened? He was funny, he allows you to give us a correct understanding of his book, a love of his prophet and all of his profits, and a love and
and, you know, a loyalty to his word that gives us the strength of heart that we can live through the trials of our lives with faith and metalizer which will take all of us in a state that we are in fact Muslim. There is one more outstanding item that I was going to read off to you, but inshallah I'll hold that off till tomorrow barakallahu li walakum Quranic Hakim on a final year, it will be conducted in Santa Monica