Surah Yusuf #68 – V102 – You Weren’t with Them When
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Were silly emri melissani of cocoa leaf and hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. Early, he was happy Ah, Perrin Amar once again, everybody's Santa Monica, what happened to light out of Ricardo. And I'd like to start by welcoming all of you to the final passage of salt use of Alhamdulillah, we finally reached the conclusion of the surah. It's going to be quite a bit of work going through this passage. And today, I had to really just sit there and you know, find empty shelves in my brain somewhere to figure out how to present the lessons for today to you in a coherent way. So I pray to allow the widget in the very beginning, rubbish at least suddenly, we're
suddenly Emery rock data. melissani of Gokhale allows me to remove the nut from my tongue and make me able to speak in a way that you're able to understand, I know that it's late, it's late, because I was doing extra homework on not just the study of it, but figuring out how to present this stuff to you.
So you know, if you guys get I mean, it's late for a lot of us. So if you guys get sleepy, it's okay. Just turn it off and go to sleep and then watch it later, or something. But I really do think you'll benefit in Sharla, from what I come have come to benefit from quite a bit, actually today study. So let's get started. We are now in either number one or two. And from 102 to 111, Allah will be talking directly to the civil law, so a lot more audios of them. So there's a switch that's happened. Now Allah is not telling us the story anymore. And now he's turning his attention to Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. This is important, because this is a long way of not ending
the surah when the story ended, but ending the surah with talking to the prophet SAW Now why is that significant? That's letting us know that all of that story was first and foremost for you. Yeah, have you been at some of the time it was for our messenger Elisa to slam first and foremost, we're all audiences of the surah. These are iottie cytidine. But the first beneficiary of this sutra, the first person to find comfort in this sutra, the first person to find healing in the sutra, the first person that received the suta, as a gift personally for himself is our messenger, sallAllahu wasallam. And that's important, because then we feel honored that we are getting the same gift.
That's special gift. And then when we find comfort in this Sora and relief in the surah, that we're actually reliving something, are messengers like Santa Maria relived or lived through also himself or Lisa to sue them. And it creates a kind of beautiful connection between ourselves and our messenger, at least that'll set up. The other interesting thing about this is that this sorta is mucky, arguably late mucky.
You know, and there's there's interesting extrapolations. Probably, you know, there's a shift and he was telling me he couldn't he couldn't find any explicit narrations about it being from Amazon, which I said in the beginning, the year of sorrow, but it does have correlation to sorrow. So perhaps that's why that's become more popular. We'll dig into that towards the end when we try to correlate this with the seal of the prophets. lucidum. But regardless, the last thing we read from the words of use of honesty, was well, hip knee is slowly him join me with the company of righteous people. That was the last phrase of iron number 101. That's the prayer of use of at the end of that
saga, the profit slice of them while he's reciting, this is still in Makkah, and arguably towards the end of his he doesn't know what the end means. We can look back and say, Oh, yeah, then you move to Medina sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but he doesn't know that he's living in that moment. And he's just going from that struggle day to day to day with no end in sight. Which is why even learning from Yahoo about Islam is important for him, because he doesn't know when relief from Allah will come right. So interestingly enough, pretty soon a level open a door for our Prophet isotopes ROM, and he will be joining the company of good people. So they're going to he's going to be joining in
Medina and in a sense, the wording of that da, which is of use of Islam, which even means for the asset or in the worldly sense is about to get fulfilled for the profits or sell them. So even in a thematic sense, there's a there's a flowing into the profits life at least to sell them. Anyhow. So the IRS has rarely come in and been innovative enough he like, of course as always, I'll start with a shallow surface translation. That is from the news of the unseen
that we knew he like is a second harbor. That is something we have inspired to you
That is what we have inspired to you, we've revealed to you. Well, my content at him is amerihome. And you weren't in their company, you weren't right by them, when they all gathered their resolve when they all made up their mind, and we're completely committed to doing the wrong thing. Well holmium Kuru and as they were engaged in scheming so this most obviously seems to be talking about the brothers of use of a saddam when the beginning when they gathered their resolve to do something with use of a salon, as they were engaged in that scheming. That's what this comment is on right. Now shooter him a whole lot takes a broader view of this ayah he says that this last phrase, when
they gathered their resolve, as they were scheming is actually a commentary about all the characters in the story that gathered their resolve and schemed, which started with the brothers of use of because you know, here the ISS, when they gathered their resolve, it doesn't say when the brothers of use have gathered their resolve, right, it simply says they Maru amerihome. Well, holmium Karuna pronoun is de right, so they can include anybody, it's anybody aforementioned. So we'll the first group mentioned was the brothers of use of or they said, I'm sure that applies to them. In fact, the word is mimicking or mirroring something they said before for them my tomorrow, tomorrow. So they,
you know, they gathered and that also meant they gathered, the results of the verb has been used for them when they had made up their mind to do this to use atheism. But the echoes are the ripple effects of people scheming or making a decision to do something bad secretly, is something a theme that continued into Sora, isn't it? Because the people that found him into well gathered their resolve to hide him and sell him. And then the master gathered has resolved to not reunite him with his family and keep him as a slave. And then the my wife's minister gathered her resolve to engage in her scheme. And then the minister gathered his resolve along with his other political buddies, to
just keep use of in prison and not let him resurface. You know, and Justina had the hint that he will remain that you Shannon nahata hinted he shall remain in prison until a given time they saw, you know, after the signs that this might become too much of a scandal, we should keep him in prison. So people have scheme throughout the surah. Right. And so Allah says, You weren't with them when they gathered their resolve. And they were scheming. And it's interesting that even though in the literally literal reading of this ayah, or obviously referring to the characters in the story, right, they gathered their resolve, they were the ones scheming. It's particularly resonating with
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Because, in fact, in this struggle in Mecca, there are lots of his own Brethren, people of his own tribe, that are gathering their resolve and scheming. And he's not he's not a, you know, company to that scheme. He doesn't know that that is happening. And he Allah says, You weren't with them bait way back then. And you're not with them. Now. The ones that are that are here now. It's as if the Prophet solution was being told Allah made you witness made you a party to a such a private conversation that these brothers made sure nobody would hear them when they talk about use of and what to do with him. Right? Nobody should be witness to this
conversation the way that they were discussing it. In fact, even the Bible doesn't describe it, in these words, the words that are used in the Quran. And what does Allah do? Allah has this the eternal recorder on and he takes that recording clip, and he reveals it to the Prophet seller saddam as if he was there. And he says, but you weren't there. When the secret conversation happened. You weren't there to know exactly what opinions were being thrown around. You weren't there when they were engaging in their screen, and they're scheming. And look I made I didn't even let his father know that they were scheming. He was afraid that they're scheming for ketola Qaeda. They might make
a scheme against you remember that, but he doesn't know that they're scheming something. He doesn't know that they're gonna kill him. By the way, even if he knew that they're gonna throw him in a well or try to kill him. And he would have never let him go to begin with. Right? allies telling something to Muhammad Rasulullah Salaam 1000s of years later, that even the people at the time nobody on earth except the brothers were in that scheme knew and the prophesies I was being told and in that what is the lead telling our messenger so I said I'm he's in a sense, he's telling him, you don't have to know what everybody's scheming. I know you you realize too, there are people who hate
you. People who hate your message, people who are completely irritated by the existence of Islam in Makkah. They can't stand that you have created such a stir. They can stand that their son became Muslim or their brother
became Muslim, or their husband became Muslim, or their uncle became Muslim or their nephew became Muslim. They can't stand it. It's disgusting to them. It's taking away from the tribe strength. It's a it's an affront, it's spitting on their ancestral legacy. They see you as an insult to their identity. They see you as a national security disaster. These us something we should be referred to the Department of Homeland Security, you are a threat to their lifestyle. They don't like you every time more Koran is revealed, the more they hate it, the more they hate it, the more they hate it, the more they try to suppress it, the more it's spreading, and the more it spreads the more
offensiveness to them. And therefore, in order to, and because you have tribal protection, you are from the Hashimi clan, they can't openly do things to you yet. So what are they doing? They're holding secret meetings to figure out how do we solve this Islam problem. And if you know if you're if you're in your life, you're in my life, if you know someone who's making schemes towards you, someone's holding meetings to discuss how to wreck you, how to deal with you, how to attack you how to destroy you, and they're holding long discussions about the game plan. And you know that that's happening. Maybe it's happening in your family, maybe it's happening in your business, maybe it's
happening with people you thought they were your friends, whoever, somebody, you know, whether with a grudge towards you somebody with a score to settle whatever it may be, you know, what you don't have to know.
You don't have to worry about what they're doing.
You Allah knows already. You weren't there and look at how ulimate everything worked out in the end. So yeah, they may scheme, they may do some harm, it may lead to several incidents of continued harm like it did for use of an incident. But let me tell you the entire scheme. Well, Makoto mokara, la alojado. mockery, they make schemes, alemannic schemes, Allah is the best of all those who can make a scheme. So what Allah is telling his prophets, I saw them, as you see how I deal with things, sometimes, you see how I work things out, that's what I want you to know. So in that sense, there is a correlation between the profit slice on them, and what's what's, you know, being shared in this
remarkable ayah. It's also we're gonna, you know, discuss a few things, if you if you think about also the correlation historically, what were the what was the scheme at the end of the day, what was the scheme, and the, the final sort of two options to deal with use of one option was kill him, right? And the other option was take him to some excuse more obscure place, right? So and by the way, what was the reason because then your father's love will be exclusively for you. Now, in reverse order, this happened in the prophets life sallallahu sallam, how in reverse order? Well, first, they couldn't stand that their loved ones are now becoming Muslim. So the only way we can get
our loved ones back from being crazy, is we have to get rid of Muhammad. But well, Hamas is Adam is actually protected by tribe. So now we have to put all the families within flourish, have to put pressure on Banu Hashim to figure out a way of getting them to let go of their protection of Muhammad Rasulullah saw them and clamp down on him. And one of the things they did is they actually put a ban on the entire tribe. And during that ban, the Muslims were actually relegated to a cave for three years time, a three year period in the seat of the prophets, I saw them they were in this valley and cave like area, you know, which is shabby, taalib. Orange, it's got different names. So
that's one of its names. It was a cave, the Cave of Abu Talib, or the the value of a metallic, like, undeveloped land out in the wilderness. Just keep them out there boycotted basically, because the Quran said don't marry among them. Don't let any don't don't marry any one of their women. Don't marry your women to them. Don't do business with them. Don't give them loans, don't nothing, completely boycott them, right? isolate them, so they just disappear. And the prophets I seldom was in that state. In the darkness of the you know, the wilderness, like Yusuf Ali Salaam was in the darkness of the well that already happened with the prophets lie to them.
But then what was there? What was their first suggestion This is kill him. Right? Well, eventually when that boycott didn't even work, and the Crohn's message even intensified, intensified even more in Makkah than what was the next option to kill Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to kill him. And that scheme also failed. He ended up in a new place. You know Yusuf Ali Sam ended up in a new place where he ended up seizing power. Eventually Allah granted empower those who lost it Salaam ended up in a new place and Allah grant that empower there. Isn't that remarkable that the scheme that it's being referred to turned out to work, the schemes both options failed in the case of a
lawsuit of loss is Adam and just like they did in the case of use of Elisa, but in order to really appreciate the placement of this final passage. Usually what I do is
Talk about how a surah is organized all the way at the end, when I'm done talking about the IRS individually, and sort of helping you, you know, come to learn some of the things that I've come to learn about, you know, you know contemplations on the IR readings about the IR, things like that. And I, there's more to share about this ayah. But I think I can do a better job explaining some of these things to you, if you understand the overall scheme of just the conclusion of this sutra, and how it's tied to the introduction of the soul. But what I want to take this really piece by piece and slow down and do it like I don't want to rush through that, because I'd really like you to
understand this. This is one of the most beautiful features of the style of molars speech, like the way a lot organizes his speech. In communication psychology, they teach you they have something called the premacy effect and the latency effect. The primacy effect suggests that when people listen to a long lecture, like this one, then they tend to pay most attention to the first things that are said. And if they survive the coma, then the last things that are said, so the middle is important. Sure, but the most memorable and the most effective parts of a speech are the first few moments of it, or the concluding moments, right by the concluding moments of it. And if you know,
good teachers will start off with high energy and end with a quick review. Right? Because they want you to really grasp the concept before, you know you leave prison or their classroom. Right. So what is the Quran? Do you notice in the Quran, the the openings of Sutras, and the conclusions of swords are particularly powerful. And they're particularly unique. And what's really remarkable is a good speaker before he leaves you, He wants you to, you know, obviously, the first thing a speaker chose to say were things he really wants to embed in your mind throughout. It's like if sort of the sort of use of was a journey, right? The introduction is like here, put these glasses on so you can see
properly. So the introduction, we'll put you in the proper glasses on. Now you see things in the proper shade, you get it. And as you're leaving, you review those glasses that you had put on in the beginning. So the intros are often tied to the exits of the soul as the endings of the sutras. We'll do that too. But right now, I want to kind of give you an overview. And I know usually I do this in like writing it out in Arabic, but I put a presentation together, but I'll walk you guys through that is actually in English. And for those of you that would like to see the Arabic text with it, maybe I'll make a PDF or something out of it and post it online inshallah. But and I know when we
are done with the surah are done with the IRB study, I'll do the entire organization too. But today, I just in order to kind of do some more justice to this ayah and some of its profound teachings. I do want to help you get us a larger sense of this passage, this conclusion, and how it is tying everything together. Okay, so can you Valerie, please turn the screen so you won't see me you'll see the screen. I'll miss you too.
there you go. So, we are in the final passage, I have missed that parentheses, that's okay. Because I just made this it's 930 was at 10 o'clock at night. Now my sleep, okay, so this is I want to really come in and buy in Hebei, nui Lake Como consolidate him as Admiral amerihome Quran, that is from the news of the unseen, we have inspired it to you, you weren't with them when they scattered their scheme, or when they gathered their resolve. And they were ski as they were scheming. What I've written here is the word that is news. And I kind of put that in a little bit of markings. The reason I did that is because I want you to notice elements in the speech for now. So they use the
word that that's what I'm highlighting. And instead of describing the Quran as the Quran, what does he describe it as news? And what kind of news news? What's the new source, the new sources the world that is unseen to you? Right? When somebody elevates I highlighted the word unseen as just an element in the speech, then, of course, then he says, No, he he like, and we're gonna come back to this piece by piece when we analyze but right now I just want to introduce you to it right? We inspired it to you. So this, this unseen source, when you say, well, it's unseen. And what's the origin? If it's unseen, then that's answered immediately by the words No, he he, We inspired it
meaning we are the origin and the Oh the the source delivered it straight on to you ilica. And then he says, and only we could have because no history recorded it the way that a lie is the witness to it. Maya Poonam in Nigeria Salah satiny la hora de oro, whom, when you know when
writing we were homies to go home, when I'm home setting well, who has had this one? Well, I do not mean that Nicola. axela illa Who am I I'm in America. Allah says there's no secret counsel that ever happens of three people that are alive.
is the fourth one among them, or five people and allies, the sixth one among them are less than that are more than that. He's always with them. He was the one he's the only other witness that could tell you exactly what happened. So knew he liked. And he says you weren't there when they were scheming. So I just put dot dot dot about the day were scheming part, right? emphasizing what you couldn't possibly have known. There was no way for you to have access to this, right? That's 102 then I'm putting 103 all the way to 110. Together, I'm bunching it all together. That's a pretty it's like a passage inside the passage. And that entire passage, I'll read the translation to you
quickly. So you get a picture of what I'm trying to capture in some of these words. What I've written here is commentary on the audience of the Prophet slice of them, and what he should do what's who's the audience at the time, the kurush, right? The majority of people that we're idol worshipping, we're part of his clan, and we're refusing to believe in him. So let's listen to what Allah says about them quickly the this is not the defeat of the ayah there's just a translation. Well, my little nursey Willow had a stubby meaning most people no matter how much you desire it we're not are not going to become believers. Well not know whom either human or God and you're not
asking them compensation for delivering this message to them. In who I love the cruel alimony alimony, it's nothing but a reminder for all nations and all peoples Okay, you mean it and for some it will be your model and how many a miraculous sign in the skies and in the earth? Is it that they pass over? Well, human have more of a boon and they are completely oblivious to them, they completely ignore them deliberately. Well, my you know, actual actual home biLlahi low Mashallah cool. And most people will not believe in Allah except that they're going to do shake at the same time. I mean, who, to whom OSHA tominaga Bureau?
are they feeling safe? They're feeling safe from the fact that a, an over hovering punishment over a hovering you know, disaster, from within a less punishment will will come and attack them, oh, to homosassa to Boston, or the hour itself will approach them and attack them all of a sudden, well, homeless alone, and they won't even realize it. Are they feeling safe from that reality? Or has he sabini tell them this is my path under Illinois law here another sirotkin I'm inviting to Allah with clear insight. And I will Manitoba and I and whoever follows me, most of Han Allah and I declare a less perfection wa and I'm in addition to him, and I am not from those who commit chick, who
associate anyone with a law. Well, my Salaam in publica Illa de Jalla knew he knew him. And we didn't send from from watch before you, or anytime before you accept men that we inspire to mean, a little Cora from the people of the great towns phenomena seem to fail, or they didn't they then travel in the land. Didn't they go about in the land for young doodle? And didn't they take a look for themselves? Then kafer kinda occupa to Latina men company him what turned out to be the outcome for those who came so much before them? Whether or not the hydro Linda Nina taco, and they're truly the and the truth is that the home of the afterlife is better for those who protected themselves.
Those who are conscious, find out are alone, then don't you think? Don't you apply your intellect had either stay or savusavu until the moment when even the messengers were about to lose hope? Well, one new home called cozy boo, and they were convinced that they have been considered liars, they have been lied about or light against our home natrona our aid came to them for new GM and Nasha. So we rescue whoever we want, whenever you want to do that sooner, and it'll calm will merge the mean, and our punishment and our war is not going to be turned away from the criminal people. Not gonna feel that that's actually 111 or two or three to 110. That was the passage notice, all of it was
they're not going to believe most of them do shake, and even the messenger sometimes lost hope. Our message our final judgment will come. Well, how did I summarize all of that? That's one theme, right? That's all one subject. You can see that 1032 110 and I summarized that here as a commentary on the audience of the prophets. I saw them and what he should do and basically at the end of the day, what are the few things he should do? One he should declare that this is I'm calling to Allah with eyes open.
I'm not going to do *. Then he's being told Listen, you're not the first one to do this messengers came before you too. They had to go through this too. And the people who have acquired the afterlife is coming for them Do you just giving keep giving them this good news. Then he's told you know even messages before you were about to lose hope to they were also convinced that nobody's gonna believe them. They've been lied against, but our aid came eventually didn't it? And trust me, those people that are doing wrong to you
punishment is not going to be turned away from them. So this is all a commentary on the stubbornness of disbelievers. And then on top of that, a hope and a an empowerment of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. I hope you see that right. Now, notice in the PowerPoint presentation, I made this box black also, the reason I made this black also is something I'll explain a little bit later on, but the colors have, there's a method to the madness. So let me move on. So by the way, the ending of the surah is 102, all the way to 111. And we're already up to 110. Right? already up to 110. But I'm going to break up 111 into two parts. The first part is look at Ghana fee costs, I see him a
baritone, and Bob, in their stories in their narratives. There is a profound moving lesson for people have pure minds. So Allah makes and the word stories is the word causes. So now what is the law telling us the purpose for which he told this story? And who was this story? For? Who are these stories in the Quran? For people that have sound minds? That's something that will require analysis on our part. But what I wanted to highlight here for the purpose of this overview, is that Allah said something about the purpose of stories all together, and what's the word for stories? causes, okay? Finally, Makana definitief that I'll translate, and you'll see my summarized notes, Makana
defend your data. It is not a speech that's been made up. When I can trust the color the binary or D, however, it's a confirmation of something that came ahead of it, meaning it's referring to previous scripture, and it confirms the truth of what came before it. What does he luckily shade and it is an exhaustive explanation of all things well done, and the guidance was written and a loving act of mercy. Lee Coleman, you've known for a group of people for any group of people that wants to have faith. That's the concluding statement. Now what are some things there? It's basically comments about the Quran if you notice, right? First he says it's not made up speech. Then he says, What's
the other rule? First of all, Quran isn't made up speech. Second of all, it confirms previous scripture. Third of all, it explains all things. Fourth of all, it's a guidance. Fifth of all it's a mercy. You see, all of those things are descriptions of the Quran. Is that clear? Okay, so now this is kind of what's going on at the end of the surah, from 102, all the way to 111. So now pay attention. This is a summary of is number one, and two, I'll open them in front of me, so I can read them instead of just seeing them from memory. And if Lumira tilka takita b2b Now listen to you. I'm not reading from the slide. I'm reading from Quran but you're looking at the slide. Yeah. And if
lamb raw Tikka tokita, bamboo been in Santa Ana de la la quinta de Lune, Alif Lumira. Those are the miraculous signs of the book that clarifies the clarifying book. The clear, actually, I should say, the clear and clarifying book, it is no doubt we in fact, we have sent down an Arabic recital so that all of you can understand.
That's the that's a summary. And now what are the features I put in there? They're iaat they have the clarifying book. It's an Arabic recital for you to understand these are the some of the core elements of Ayah one and two, right as you heard the translation. So that's, that's my summary there. Then Allah says, una casa Anika XML cosas. This is the first part of it number three, that's why I'm calling it three, eight. We are the ones that tell you the best of all stories. Now knuckle salonica, Sana and casa. So what is the law telling us the origin of the stories Allah Allah, he's the one who decides to tell how he's going to tell it and he chose the best of all stories there
could be for the purpose of the guidance he wants to deliver. Okay, now
he says Bhima ohana a lake have a Koran as part of what we inspire to you this Koran meaning the stories are a part of this Koran that we have inspired to you this recital that we recited, reveal to you were in good time in Cabo de la mina, la Filene, and for sure, before this, you truly were from those who were completely unaware. And then the fourth ayah, the word when is actually from the fourth Ayah when use of set to his father. Okay, so this is a pretty easy summary, the first two either describing the Quran, the second or the third, the third iron, the beginning describes has something about the stories in the Quran, and this one in particular. And then finally, Allah says
that this is part of what Allah has inspired to the prophets. I saw them in this recital, and he was completely unaware before it right. So these are the elements in the beginning. Now, let's take the first element of the opening passage.
The final element of the closing passage. That's what that's all you're seeing right now, I erased everything else.
Well, you can think of it this way you can think of it as a lie has explained the opening in the closing.
Allah has further reviewed, reinforced and then added to our understanding of the opening. In the opening, he said, The those are the heart of the book. Let me tell you about the word though. First of all, he said Elif Lama, and Islam ra is not something human beings ever said before the Quran, like Alif, laam, Meem, like off higher and so this was not human speech. Right? Notice at the end, it is not made up speech.
He then he said tilka, those are those are out of the book, the word those refers to something far away. If something is close, you say what these right? calling those means? It comes from a distant origin, meaning it comes from above the seventh heaven from low hunger food. Again, reinforcing What? That it's not made up speech. It wasn't created here. It's coming from divine origin. And if it's not made up speech, then what is it? No. Well, let me tell you what it is. It's iaat I Otto Kitab. These are the miraculous signs of the book. And notice by calling it iaat, Allah separating it from speech, human beings can have normal speech among themselves. This isn't this can't be
compared to human speech. These are miraculous signs. And then the final remarkable contrast is it isn't speech in one sense, it's actually writing its guitar up. Because Hadith is speech and Kitab is what writing the Quran is both writing and speech. But here there's an interesting contrast between Kitab and Hadith. Right? So what Allah said in the beginning, he said what the Quran is, and at the end, he starts with, let me just make clear, you understand? You know what it's not.
This was also important to say you can appreciate because the, as we did the comparison with the Bible, I want you to understand something. So why are you studying the Bible? Be it's already changed so much, what are we going to get from it? You need to understand what the world thought about use of what the world thought about Yaqoob what the world thought about it Rahim before this crime came. Everybody thought what we read from the Bible, guys. That's what they knew. So when they heard this, you know what they'll say, ah, we know the real story. This is made up.
Do you understand that? They wouldn't let go of what they believe to be right. They would claim that our our Revelation, this Quran that Allah gave us is the part that's made up. So what had to be said at the end? In the beginning, it was said what I'm about to give you a revelation. And at the end, by the way, let me just make it clear. This isn't the meat of speech. Naka, and it's never been. It's never been speech that's been made up Makana Hadith, and you've thought, Isn't that incredible? And so then let's go to the next element. I said here clarifying book allocator been moving?
And you say well, yes, the Quran is clarifying. And that could mean any number of things. Well, let me ally himself says, Let me explain to you what it clarifies. Number one, does the color the baina D, it clarifies by confirming the truth of previous scripture, whatever was still true in it, it confirms it and clarifies it. Whatever was wrong in it, it clarifies that that was wrong, you guys got it wrong, or you made you made errors in it, or you changed it? Isn't that clarification? And that's the final comment of the quality by the end, it clarifies the true elements of previous scripture, it clarifies the lies added to previous scripture. Then he says, What of sila cliche,
it's an explanation of all kinds of things isn't not an expert this isn't that what clarification is that you clarify all matters? And then what do you like clarify? What does it mean to live a life and got guidance? It clarified guidance, well, who then at the end, then what is it clarify? We think we know what Mercy is. We think we know what allows loving care is no let Allah clarify what is love and what is care?
What does he do out of love and care? That's not on my terms that's on the last terms, understand his speech and understand how his love and mercy work. So he says in the beginning, it clarifies. And at the end he describes the confirmation doesn't just the color of the binary he has a clarification of sila cola is a clarification, who then is a clarification, mercy is a clarification. Rama is a clarification. In the beginning he said we have given an Arabic Quran and Arabic Quran Now think about that. Why is Arabic Quran important and Quran actually means recital recital means something that is heard
Not something that is read. You know, first it's actually even or heard out loud, somebody's reading it, but you're listening to it. So it's an audible experience. And so as it's being heard, it's being reinforced no the Wonder saying it is actually reading it, not saying it. It's not his speech. It's not hard Ethan you've taught, and then the lies. It's almost as if it's a clarification of those two words, guidance and mercy. It is a mercy of Allah. It is a guidance from Allah, that Allah chose Arabic for his final revelation. He gave this language certain abilities. He gave us lert language, certain kind of preservation, certain kinds of qualities that made it suitable for all
humanity to benefit from his final words until Judgment Day. All of that was because Allah decided of all languages, just like he decided of all people to choose Ibrahim alayhis salam, and then from all of his children, to do certain people to be prophets, you understand that right? Like he chose from all of the sons of Yaqoob use of an A Sunnah,
like he chose from all of the Israelites, Busan, Islam, like he chose from all of humanity, Muhammad, also Lhasa, just like alette chooses the messenger, the same way Allah chooses the message, which language should the message be given in? And every messenger was chosen as an act of Allah's loving mercy for people yes or no? Then the fact that the Quran is in Arabic is actually for our guidance, and is an act of love, love, and less care for us?
This is why I chose the an Arabic So and then he says, and what's the biggest mercy? What's the biggest drachma that Allah conducted? So all of you can understand? In other words, Allah made it it can, it can made a connection between the Quran being Arabic, and our ability to understand what he's telling us. Doesn't matter which nation we come from. He made the connection between those two things. Now, why is that connection so significant? Because it is through that divine connection, that language that our history is mostly a history of non Arabs that were deeply in love with this book. You guys listen to me give hold but sometimes on some of you listen to me every week, I give
hold by a nice Al Hamdulillah highly cool would you demean and Adam and I never translated. I'll translate it for you right now, because this is related. 100 All Praise and Gratitude belongs to Allah, the creator of existence, out of nothing, will generate a new demon of Golem and the one who puts light in place from within the depths of darkness. Well, mostly just subliminal Adam, and the one who brings out the ability to persevere from within the pain. Allah is the one who allowed us to experience pain. And even through that pain, he empowered us to have sub to persevere through it. Well, we'll get over the other another one, and the one who brings you and makes you fall on to
repentance, from the regret that you feel for the mistakes that you've made. Financial guru who either Maasai become an ash guru who Allah neon, so we thank him over the calamities, the difficult situations that fall on us the same way we thank him for the blessings that he gives us. Well, no suddenly Allah Rasool Allah Quran and we send salutations and prayers on his Most Noble Messenger the shutoff is a sham with the with the noble nobility that has the sweetest sent when noodle atom and the most complete light will come up when kitabi welcome and the recipient of the final decisive book will come out in Nabina will heart amend the perfection and the completion of all the prophets
and their seal. See the winner the Adam, the leader of the children of Adam, and as the Bashara be resolved nobody I'm the one who Jesus the son of Mary gave good news of what I need to hear Brahim are under his Salaam and the one who Ibrahim alayhis salaam, pray that he should be right he should rise. He now can have your federal kawaii debate in Harlem when he was raising the foundations of the sacred house for subtle Allahu alayhi wasallam. So May Allah is pre prayer and, you know, Allah says, you know, blessings be upon our messenger say Salaam and his peace, whether it's by he hide in Oman, and on all of his followers, the best of all peoples and levena Baraka, la who beat him, God
fitness, because through through those people, the best of all people because I love bless the rest of humanity through them. And out of Birmingham. Well I john, the Arab among them and the non Arab. Now what I just quoted is actually a praise of Allah, written in one of the books of a scholar by the name of Hemi Dean Ferrari. And when I read it the first time I cried my eyes out because of what he had written, and this is an Indian scholar of the last century, maybe about 120 years ago,
is one of the most remarkable scholars of the Quran. What made me cry about that the fact that he is not an error
Well, first time I used that Arabic Koba in a Masjid, it was a mostly Arab community and a bunch of Arab adoptee brothers and Jordanian brothers heroes came up to me. I mean, aina may not have thought of the hookah. Philby diet, would you get this from?
Ha, ha. My name is Elif who's the author who's the chef. I said Rajan Hindi, the Indian man.
Because that's mercy from Allah that Allah made this language. Universal, he didn't limit it to an ethnicity. That's a mercy from Allah. The mufa, serene we read. So when I were reading, I'm going to dedicate a session just a mom Rosie's lament By the way, that's going to happen. So when I'm done with this session, maybe tomorrow, I might just read his limit, because the amount faculty knowledge, he is not an Arab. And you know what he was writing that the seed of the sutra, and while he was writing the seed of these pseudos, Yunus hood, you know, a use of excetera, that's when his son died. So he's reading about loss and family, and he was suffering the loss of his own child. And
in that when he got to the part of the reunion and the sadness, he wrote four pages in his deceit about what he was feeling about sadness in this life.
And that's another non Arab, that had no civilizational connection to the Arabic language. And the only thing that brought him to this word, and meet him inspired him to write something that honestly has still impacted the majority of the Muslim world, anybody who has anything in the study of Quran and said, You have to see is going to consult my Valentina raazi in one way or the other, even if they don't admit it. But this, this happened, because of Allah's mercy. This is this is, you know, so when he says in the beginning, we sent it down as an Arabic Koran. And at the end, he says it's not made up speech, it's guidance and mercy, those two things are connected. This is why these
connections are important. We rely on you for sudo, Barack Obama are unexplained itself. Let me show you the last part. I said for you to understand, I said, I wrote I wrote that briefly, because there's not enough room in there. Now I'm the conductor, and hopefully you will understand. so that you understand, you might understand there are different implications of the under Kentucky law. But notice the the ending on the other side at the end passage is why the Coleman you may know for people who seek to have faith.
What's the connection between these two phrases? Is there a connection? Absolutely. Because you can let me give you an example. You can give somebody a book and say, I want you to understand it. Because if you understand it, you're going to become really good at math.
A person who doesn't want to become good at math, will put no effort in trying to understand it, because they're just not interested. You get it.
Unless as I gave you an Arabic Quran, so you can understand, but the only people that are going to benefit from this speech that isn't made up are people that actually seek something. They're actually not even seeking understanding. What are they seeking to strengthen their faith? they're seeking to exhaust their minds, because they want to heal their hearts. See the beautiful connection between alcohol and cold here, after in the beginning, we gave it an Arabic so you can understand better. But why do you want to understand you want to understand because this is for people who want to strengthen their faith who want to attain faith, who want to maintain faith, who want to acquire
faith, the Coleman you know, and the mind is not just a matter of the mind, it's a matter of the heart. So he tied our faith is both things right, the mind and the heart. And they both come together in our hearts and lines from the beginning to the end of the surah. And that's a brief correspondence from the opening of sort of use of to the ending of the last passes. Now let's go for it. So you I drew that line just so if that wasn't clear enough, so I hope that's clear now, okay. Now,
no naka su la casa de la casa, we tell you the best of all stories. That's in the beginning right. Now, what is the what is there to focus on here? Let's think about that for a moment. What is the emphasis? First of all, now, we're the ones who sent it. The emphasis is on the author of the story. The emphasis is not just on the one telling you the story, the one who actually authored not in a book or authored characters, authored the design of these human beings and these situations that actually existed. He authored that reality. He's putting himself I'm telling you what I did.
I'm telling you what I laid out with all of my creation in this story, you understand that? So that's emphasis on the author. Then there's the hoonah Casa la caja acidophilus is the Monica Anika. There's the Arnica means on to you the profit slice on them. So there's an emphasis on the first recipient, who's the first recipient, the profit slice on them. Then he says
However the National
Center passes the best of all stories. So there are three things. There's an emphasis on the author, Allah. There's the emphasis on the first great recipient, the prophet himself a lot more names on them. So it comes from the greatest source and it comes to the greatest audience.
Right? And then the third greatness, asset classes. It's the greatest of all stories, the most beautiful of all stories, and the most beautiful way a story can be told. So the greatness of the teller, the greatness of the listener, and the greatness of the story itself. All three are in the first mention of classes. But I told you before working backwards in the end, what did we find laqad gana de casa see him a baritone lil Al Bab in their stories. There are lessons that will move to tears. I'm putting words into the word Herbalife because it's not loaded. Legally l BB for people that have the possessors of sound pristine minds. For people have clear minds. It's so amazing that
at the end of this, this ayah m bruh means to seek a lesson that moves you emotionally. Loeb means aklan sila Han Holly so menasha Eva, a sound mind free from defects, meaning a very well thought out person in saying able to live above Allah, again, combine the heart and the mind. The heart and you know, the the emotional spiritual component isn't the word of the Buddha. And the intellectual component actually is is even more highlighted. But what's the correlation? What did I say about the first cause us in the beginning, I said the greatest author, the greatest recipient, the first recipient, and the greatest way in which it can be told right? And now, but he's not the only and
then the greatest purpose. Okay, we got it, the story is great, the author is great to hear is great.
What else is so great? Well, let me tell you, the next thing, that's great. The reason all of this even happened is because the purpose is a bar. And a bar means I bought I actually means to cross over. So when you cross the river, that's a bar. And a bar means a tear, that you hear something that a tear crosses over from your eye, that's actually called an eyebrow. He says all of this greatness has actually been done. So the heart of a believer will shake to the point that a tear rolls down there, I just imagine the value of the tear of a believer and the shaking of the heart of a believer when they hear a lesson from Quran that Allah says that he gave to his messenger, the
best of all stories for the greatest purpose, and what's the greatest purpose and a bra.
But that greatest purpose, just because something has a great purpose, doesn't mean everybody will acquire that purpose. So he says it's not for everyone, this is only going to be for people that attain they become people of lube oil, Bob, those of you that are on being a TV as a review. Even before I get here, I give an exhaustive lecture on who are the people? Well, Bob, because that's defined at the end of Enron. But anyway, I hope you see the connection between but you know, the second element, and the second element working backwards. Okay. Now, the third element in the beginning, we're almost there, guys, and all of this I'm doing for io 102, which I haven't even come
to we're still on 111. Right. But I'm getting there very quickly in Shall I promise. Actually, let me let me see you guys. I miss you. Let me see. me. Give me them. Give me mini me.
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So, the third component, Bheema. Oh hyena ilica has a Koran we're in quantum in Kabbalah, he let me know how you're feeling. Let's see what's happening at the end. I'm only looking at the first box in 102. The top one Okay, well, we'll deal with the second one a little bit later.
Allah says isn't a carefully Oh, hyena. He like in the beginning. In section three here, oh, hyena ilica. We inspired to you.
And at the end, he says, knew he like we inspire to you. Same phrasing. But there's a really interesting difference in tense. In the beginning. He said We inspired to you. Yeah.
And now at the end, he says we inspire. In a sense, it's kind of counterintuitive, because when you're about to tell a story, you would use the present future tense. You would say, we inspire you this story. Here it is.
And after you're done, then you would say
We have inspired you with this story. So the past tense is expected at the end. And the present future tense is expected in the beginning, you understand.
But the Quran has reversed this in the surah. And he says, the past tense in the beginning, we are telling you the best of all stories on account of the Quran, we have already inspired to you,
you know, as an addendum and part of the part of the Quran that we have already inspired to you. And at the end, he says, These are from the news of the unseen that we reveal to you.
In other words, he switched the roles causing us to contemplate on the tense usage here, in the beginning, the tense usage, perhaps suggesting that if you understand this story will stand unique to all the kuranda has been revealed up until now. And it does stand unique.
nation after nation after nation has been talked about in previous Sutras, and what happens to those nations they get destroyed. And then you come to serve you serve and the nation is redeemed in the end.
evildoers are falling to destruction and never changing their ways and evildoers insert use of or redeeming themselves.
So, you know, there's there's a unique quality to this. Then, at the end knew he he like as if Allah saying, we are giving this to you, but we're not done giving you. There's more. There's more news of the unseen coming your way. And interestingly enough, some of the news that will come to him is going to be caught on some other news of the unseen is going to be the Qureshi scheming to kill you. You need to leave Medina, you need to leave Makkah. And he's going to know before they do what they do, even though he's not there when that scheme happens, he's going to know and he's going to make his secret escape to Medina. Isn't that incredible? Because what did it let tell him about his
brothers? brothers have you Sorry, you weren't there when they were making this scheme. So anyway, they only come in about 11 Oh, he like okay.
Interestingly, there's a for those of you that are interested in the grammar portion of this Bhima ohana ilica has a Quran suggests that this surah or that what's being given is a subset of the larger revelation. And at the end, also that he can mean Amba lie. The min, this is from the news of the unseen, this is out of the news of the unseen being inspired to you is again a subset of the larger revolution. In the beginning, use the pointer However, he said Hi, they are on this recitation. This, you know, this recital that's being engaged this really is words that are coming out of the prophets mouth. So I tell him that he's resigning so has the Quran, contrast it with at
the end vaniqa has our contrast with vanliga that this here and that over there, because the word that was appropriate because it's coming from the unseen, which is a long ways away, Valley coming on by hype as if to correspond between the two just because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is in front of you, his feet away from you, you can hear him He's so close to you, you can hear his voice when the words come out of his mouth. Those words traveled a long distance from the unseen to be able to come out of his mouth. So there's a there's the scene and the unseen merge together here the scene is Muhammad Ali Salaam is speaking the unseen is it's the news coming from the unseen that
is being inspired to him and both of them are merged and it's actually even reminding me of a scene in the surah where at the scene level use of Allah Salaam is being tossed like garbage into a well and at the same time Allah is revealing to Him you will be telling them about this one day Let will not be unknown be angry him haha. So to the unseen is happening and the scene is happening at the same time. And they can't even look opposite. He's speaking to them. And they're not even listening. And the next thing is guys, don't even listen to you. Oh my gosh, I don't know, see, well, how does that be? Meaning most people, no matter how hard you try, they won't believe. And the irony that the
most precious words are coming to you from the heavens on high, and they don't care to listen. As if this is worthless, it's not worth their time. They got other things to do. They're too busy. Or they you know, this is this is a waste of their time. So then look at this correlation. I love this correlation. This is the one that hit me so hard. We're in couldn't I mean, probably he laminal halfling. In the beginning, he says, certainly, you were from among those who have no clue. You were completely unaware. And he echoes that phrase and says, and by the way, speaking of unaware, you were completely unaware. When they gathered their resolve. You weren't there when they gathered
their resolve. Isn't that continuation of what was said in the beginning. You were unaware you weren't there. That's why you're unaware because you weren't there.
When they gathered their resolve as they were making their schemes well holmium, Kuru and my favorite of all favorites before now we were about to talk about the I know, it's not gonna take long because I laid the groundwork for you now. But look at this in the beginning,
we're in good time in de la mina la felina. is
certainly you are from those who are unaware when
use have said to his father, I saw 11 stars sun in the moon, there was a when you were unaware before this, and especially when there's a when continuity, look at the ending, you weren't there, when
they were making their scheme is when they gathered their resolve when they made their see. And I'm going to emphasize that in Sharla, but I just wanted to show you kind of what's happened here, and then we can get out of the screen, and you can zoom back in on me. So but but let's talk about that here. There were three components in the beginning, but actually, you see four boxes, right. And in the in the, on the other side, there's only three boxes. So one of the boxes is not being connected, you see that? Right? So if I were to color the black are called the black boxes, a and then B and then C, then the beginning is, you know, ABC and the end of CBA is like that, or ABC CBA, they
reverse order, you can see that right? They're mirroring each other. But that doesn't explain the portion 102 to what 110 or 1232 110, that middle portion. What's that doing there? That is Allah as I'm gonna keep that as a little bit of a surprise. Actually, I don't want to open that up right now. But that is a noticeable difference from the beginning and the end. And it's calling our attention. Because it's not a review of something that was said in the surah. anywhere else. It's kind of standing on its own, right. And its placement is actually strategic, everything else in the sutra has been extremely strategic. So nothing is out of place. So if Allah put it there, he put it there
for a particular reason. And we're going to try to explore that reason. But now you can come out of this screen stuff. I hope you guys, I didn't lose you entirely. I think it was okay.
Now let's talk about design and why I did all this exercise anyway.
the reason I did this entire exercise today is I asked myself this really hard question that I actually didn't find us a satisfying answer to. And the question was, Allah says that all of what he just told the Prophet, the whole story, all of it scenes,
is from the news of the unseen.
Now, first of all, when you and I think of the unseen, what do we think of? We think of angels, we think of the afterlife, we think of, you know, allies, Odin himself, we think of heaven in hell, we think of Judgment Day. These are the things we think of when we think of the unseen ally is expanding our scope of how to think about the unseen world history that is erased from record. And the only witness to it is Allah Himself is also a news of the unseen what happens with people in the privacy of their homes is also news of the unseen
you know, with the people of the cave, nobody knew what really happened with them, the legends about them twisted the story this way, that way, and the other way, and the only real witness to what actually happened was Allah. So he says, Now no, Naka su la cannibal Omaha. We're the ones that are going to tell you their story truthfully. Why ask because nobody else can tell you because nobody else was there I was. I'll tell you what really happened.
So this ambati like, okay, Allah is saying that entire history of use of of Yaqoob of his brothers of the king of the dream of the king of the two inmates in prison of the wife of the minister of the ministry himself of the guys that bought him and sold him, all of that is unseen to us. And I'm seeing to the profit sighs I'm he has no access to Biblical record. They don't sit there and talk to him about the story of Joseph or none of that stuff. He has no access to any of this stuff. And all and even if he did, the story that he's been given is so different from the biblical account, which I demonstrated very clearly. So if somebody says, oh, he got it from the Bible,
you could do a PhD on how he did not get it from the Bible.
That that would you could clearly do, right. So it's from it's coming from the unseen Inspire to you. But then what did I do? You could expect a lot to say and you weren't there. When you saw the dream. You weren't there, when Yusuf told his father because in the beginning of the story, when Allah says you were unaware, when use of set as father I saw 11 stars assigned the moon that was the opening scene.
So when we concluded I expected our correspondence with the opening scene.
And Allah reinforcing to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam telling him and by the way, just like I told you in the beginning, you were completely unaware. When you subset to his father, I saw 11 stars, the sun and the moon. At the end, I will tell you, you weren't there when you said that to him. Instead, Allah switched from Yusuf and his father To what?
To his brothers.
What is the most direct review of it is you weren't there when they were gathering when they were making their schemes.
This is a literary marvel of the Quran to me. Why?
Allah said in the opening passage, as he was introducing this story, he said something really interesting. He said, look at Ghana for usofa what he what he had to decide in use of, and his brothers, there are iaat for people who ask questions.
We repeat that in Yusuf and his brothers. So we should contemplate what happens with use of what you serve does. We should also contemplate what happens with the brothers and what they do and what they say which is what we've been doing.
But doing that becomes a Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because in the beginning, he was told to accomplish contemplate Yusuf, you were unaware when use of said his dream.
And at the end, you weren't there when his brothers were scheming. Now contemplate who the brothers so the the I was looking at canopy usofa what he what he and now you get use of in the beginning and equity here at the end.
I utterly silent starting with our messenger himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even he's being told first and foremost, you weren't there. When that happened. Then coming to
as as the story comes to a close, and this is the only Ayah right and what I did not when I designed that entire layout for you, there were three sections. And the first section is only this ayah is only this Hi. And then there's this other passage that seems unrelated about how hopeless liquidation I remember,
a lot took that one moment, which is when the brothers were making schemes against their innocent brother. And he took that I have that scene. And you particularly made the profits lesson contemplate that because the rest of these IOD from 103 to 110 are going to be about his brothers who keep on making schemes against their innocent noble Brother Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And he is to learn that sometimes people who you have loved, you have done nothing wrong to you, our family to them are going to be the worst to you.
So he's been given the piece that he needs to understand the rest I told you, I'll tell you that later, but it had to come up now.
So you see what's happening in 103 to 110 is actually alive telling him how the story of the brothers relates to the prophets lie Selim situation.
Why the brothers? Think of the brothers as you read the rest of this.
What am I gonna do him his edge Maru? Well, holmium karoun you weren't with them when they gathered there when they gathered their resolve as they were making their schemes. Well, ma CSIRO nasty Willow had asked me what we need. And most people no matter how hard you how badly you want, it will not believe you're dealing with your own stubborn brothers. You're dealing with people that you want good for, and they don't want good for you.
They're just not turning around.
And maybe you start thinking as you hear use of his brother scheme, but years later, maybe they came around, right? Unless saying, well, for now. It doesn't matter. Most people are not going to turn like that. Don't worry about most people to the unit to see them change. That's not going to happen. And if it does happen, that's going to happen by the will of the line then that's going to come later on, you know,
but this is a it's such a beautiful, necessary component of studying the Quran is to understand how things are tied to each other. The opening of this ayah when Allah xojo said I'll Koran at the end he said ambala hype. This is also a key to understanding the Quran. The one of his themes is the Quran. And the other is min Amba elaborate. This is from the news of the unseen meaning the Quran is gonna tell us things that we could not possibly have known. The Quran will never spend time telling us things that are too obvious that you could figure out on your own. Anything human beings can figure out on their own the Quran is not going to tell you because Allah gave you an intellect for
that. The Quran is for things
You couldn't possibly have access to things you absolutely needed. And you need a divine intervention and teaching for this is mean and by the end, and what's the, the unseen news here, you need to know that you weren't there when they schemed against you serve and you need to know you're not going to be there one day, your people scheme against you as they're scheming.
And you can want good for them like Yusuf wants good for his brothers. At the end of it all. He still just wants them to become better. All of it and it's mimicking the sentiments the feelings of the soul. As I said, I'm from the very beginning, from the very beginning, allows you to give us a better and better understanding of the Quran. And make us love the Quran as the day the hours and the days passed by our lives and realize that we can make the score on a testimony in our favor, and not a testimony against us on Judgement Day. barakallahu li walakum Santa Monica.
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