Surah Yusuf #74 – V110 – At The End of Hope
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once again, everyone is still mid como la Tada, Ricardo, I'm going to try and start our study of Ayah number 110 of sort of use of today, I must admit, it has been a taxing study of for this ayah because it has an issue in it that really deserves a lot of thought contemplation, careful reading, rereading investigation before we open our mouth about it. So what I've decided to do, even though I don't think I've done doing, I've done my due diligence in completing my scan of whatever I can on the material found on this ayah, I do want to get started somewhere. So a lot of what we can cover under the study of this ayah is not complicated. And so I'd like to get much of that homework out of
the way, and then maybe have a dedicated session on the complexity that is inside of it.
And I think these kinds of things deserve that much time. And if I still feel that I'm not capable of doing it, at least some level of justice, and maybe I'm going to drag my my dear friend, so he has been helping me and I'm very grateful for his help. In fact, he actually on the on the one question that I asked him, he even put together a full one hour briefing of a scan of multiple readings for me just so I can grasp, you know, wrap my head around what's going on with our scholarship on the subject. So maybe I'll just drag him into the session next, you know, in the part B of this ayah just so we can, you know, talk it out. Whatever I feel is best to communicate the
message of the ayah inshallah Tada. So what I'm going to do today is
I'm going to just give you guys a preface that I am predominantly mostly going to focus on the non complex parts of the reading of this ayah. So let's translate it and the reason complexity occurs is because there are two readings of the ayah so I'll translate both of them. And I'll maybe give you it'll give you some idea where the difficulty lies, and then inshallah we'll start talking about how things are coming together actually.
You can do me a favor. I think she took my phone and it had some of my notes in it. Can you grab those for me? And you could put them on this edge so you're not
All right. So let's begin our we will let him initiate ontology, either status or rasuluh. One new unknown coup de boo until the point now what is this until the point the previous ayah says, Well, my Solomon publica Illa Allah know he lay him we didn't send any messengers from before you except men, that we given gave inspiration to meaning of legate revelation to them mean Cora from within the people of the towns of lm usufruire lovely and didn't travel in the land for young black Eva Karna Aki bottle their occupation Latina man cuddly him then they didn't take a good luck themselves. What came what became the outcome of those who came from much before them with a doubt
will Halo two Halo the halo Latina tycoon, and the home of the afterlife is better for those little Athena taco for those who cautioned and protected themselves by that doctor you know, why then Don't you think so let's talking about the saga of previous nations and how they were destroyed and right before the moments of destruction what happened so this is going to be the previous I was having this scene the ruins of previous nations and how they've been dealt with by they think they're an exception that Allah is not going to bring his judgment down on them if they mistreat His Messenger, but Now in this ayah in 110 what Allah is going to do
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yeah, my brains all over the place because of this. But Mashallah hamdulillah What a joy to study. Anyway, so you know, so previous is had these people haven't they passed by the ruins Didn't they see what the outcome was for those people that came before them? You know, and after that, now, Allah takes us to those scenes what led those ruins to happen was a long history. But right before things really went crazy, LinkedIn like the nation was completely wrecked or
Heavenly punishment descended, you know, the punishment descended from the sky. And unless verdict came, what was the scene right before all of that went down, had either stay or savasana until the point when messengers and I'll translate what I what I think is more convincing until the point where messengers nearly lost all hope, nearly lost all hope. Well, the new India Hong Kong coup de boo, and they started, the thought dawned on them. And again, I'm translating the way I think is a preferable reading that and the thought dawned on them, or they started believing. And the Hong Kong coup, that they have been lied to the messengers, it started dawning on them that they have been
lied to another translation is going to be, the easier one is going to be. And it dawned on them that they are going to be called liars. What that means that the easier reading means is, it dawned on them that these people who are calling them liars are not going to change. So they lost. The first part was they nearly lost all hope? Why did they lose all hope? Because the thoughts started becoming dominant inside of them, that the people that they are trying to preach to are no longer going to believe in them. Like there's no hope for them turning around, okay, well, then new and the homepod could the Buddha would be with a shutdown, we'll dig into that, but couldn't do that they
were lied to that's the more complex reading Johanna soluna, our aid came to them. So at the very last moment when they were losing all hope, and they thought that they've been lied to, or they've been called liars now, and that's not going to change, our aid arrived at them, our aid came to them for new GM and Nasha. Then whoever we want, whoever we will, was rescued, whoever we decide was rescued,
which is a heavy thing to say. So that would be a discussion by itself. Well, are you gonna do that sooner annual COVID moody mean, and our war, meaning our delivery of war artillery Are you know, when you bring the word or someone when when the armies descend, like, you know, instead of the war coming to us, we'll take the war to them, you know what that means that someone takes their weaponry, their artillery, their masses, and they bring it to the enemy, right? And so Allah says, our war will not be turned away, as if war is something like a spear headed toward someone, right? out of the calamity, we decide is not going to be turned away from an COVID would you mean from
from the, from the people who commit crimes, so again, a bunch of loaded statements inside of this ayah. But today, we're gonna, you know, to address something complex, the smartest thing to do is to break it up into simpler parts, those of you that study Arabic with me, hopefully, I'll see that right. So you can look at something at the beginning of something complex and loaded. And you when you break it up into smaller parts, it starts making more and more sense. So my task, maybe my only task today is actually to talk about homelessness in the state of social justice, if I can do that, and we've gotten ourselves to a good start, right. And the thing that I want to highlight before we
talk about homelessness, and what we can learn from it is actually a kind of a scholarly discussion about the two different words for hopelessness. So you've got EOS or a ye is an EOS or a yes. Which means hopelessness and the root letters are yahama. And seen.
And from it in a different pattern, and the stiff URL pattern you get is the US or is the SST issue is the acid, which some consider to be the same thing is the US and s, or s meaning all the same. But even a Miata himolla actually made a pretty good case. And I thought this already on my own because of my self studies, I thought there has to be a difference between these two words, especially because inside of the the ecosystem of the surah Allah use both of these words. And he so he fused these words together inside of the same narrative inside of the same story. That must mean I would argue a divine intent that there has to be highlighted difference between them, they can't
be looked at exactly the same way because of a lament exactly the same thing he would say exactly the same word. Right. So he used a different form of the word. So what is the is the us do that he asked us into again, two different words for homelessness. So I think the best way to kind of look at that is I was just gonna read to you what happened to me I wrote about the subject it's about a page of reading from his commentary, but I think it's worth it and then inshallah we're going to try and dig into this I'll read this and translate for you. It does stay a source of Idaho, Colorado
that was Potala said it is the subtle soul until the point where messengers and I'm translating almost lost all hope. But if you don't consider a difference between them you will translate as translated as until the point when the messengers lost hope. So you would drop the word almost. Right. So but I'm not doing that I'm saying almost lost all hope. But those who say yes, and st asked me the same thing. They wouldn't use the word almost
They would say they lost hope. Right? So he says he uses the word estate as a wollemi. echolalia is a rasuluh. And he didn't say that the messengers lost hope the other word. So now even taymiyah saying he said this, but not this. So he's distinguishing between them. And the first time I read that I was like, Huh, somebody said it. Okay. What other kind of mistake assuming who and he didn't say? So one he didn't say yes, which literally means to lose hope. And second, he didn't say what they lost hope in well as economists as women who so it says they lost hope. They lost hope in what he doesn't he doesn't say what that is. So those are the two observations he starts off with. What
are the lovable zakura houfy surah. And this word is the Messiah, the one that I'm calling almost lost hope he's already mentioned it Allah has already mentioned it in this surah for the master assuming lasuna Jia when they lost almost lost all hope from him. They went into solitude This is this part of the story. Let me take you recap so you can understand the citation here. Useless brothers took their brother Binyamin to who they thought was the minister but it was their brother right? And when he arrested him under the pretense that he created and then he wouldn't let let him go. So you can't I'm not gonna let him go because you no matter what you say he's gonna stay here
right? When he when they did that, and they tried to make a clay case he's got an old father please let him come with us. He wouldn't let him go right when they lost now that now the transition that was when they lost all hope right when they lost all hope that he can't get him back. The word is stay as I was used the same word I'm saying means almost lost all hope. Right? But there it seemed like it sounds like they lost all hope. But now I'm saying it means they almost lost all hope. So when they almost lost all hope they met in solitude. Hello Sonia Jia. Now the thing is, if you lose all hope, then there is no need for you to me.
Because it's lost. So there's no need for you to plan or what to do now because it's already lost cause right. So he says what do you call it STS. Lisa, who will Yes, we will do and it can be said that this word to almost lose hope is not the same as losing hope altogether for a number of reasons.
And one of those two reasons can be so this time he says Homer so maybe he meant two reasons. If what you so let me assuming who will Kalia that the use of brothers didn't lose hope entirely and retrieving their brother for it Nicola kbtx him because what their biggest brother said for them Abraham
Donnelly Abbey kumala hula hoop hola hi Ron Hakeem in that I shall not I shall remain in the land until my dad gives me permission or Allah makes a verdict for me. Remember that Allah makes a verdict for me. And he's the best of all who can make a verdict? Allah makes a decision for me, the liloan Allah Allah who y'all do, and Yakima Hulu, it's actually evidence that he was hoping that alone will make some verdict for him. So that statement itself includes hope in it which means the state issue in the previous I would mean they lost nearly all hope but not all hope. Because if you lost all hope you wouldn't be seeing a level you know, I'll stay here until opens an opening or Elon
makes a verdict. Well, Hakuna labuda and yet Obama does listen and hear me perhaps Allah's verdict would mean some kind of relief. So therefore, there is some glimmer of hope, which is why he stays behind.
So this is his first evidence to say why stay aside doesn't mean losing all hope. It means almost losing all hope. The use of hominum illa Hakuna, he'll be ready. Cebu famously as you can, if that's not the case, then there doesn't seem to be a point for him staying back in Egypt.
If there's not some glimmer of hope, there's no point for him to stay back well, even for the official, Elijah Koon. And it also shouldn't can be said that hopelessness is about something that is impossible for it to happen. That's when you become hopeless when something is impossible. Well, let me adjust my yesterday's Alec. And he didn't come across what would necessitate it's completely impossible for India, Hong Kong. Oh, yeah. You have ISIS because for in the home. They said minister in Allah who have been shaken Kabir and he has an old father for who had an Americana who take one of us in this place in America monopsony, we see you as someone who does favors. We see you as
someone who does good. But on the other law, he said I seek Allah's refuge. I cling to God and love and rejected Amata Anna and the who that we shall arrest anyone except the one we found our goods with.
So in the event, that we will be wrongdoers, if that's the case funtana I'm intensely mihaela him so he prevented them prevented from surrendering handing him
over to them. Woman. Illumina has a legible pattern, we know who usually Moulay him. But it's also known that that doesn't mean it's absolutely the case, this is one situation. But that doesn't mean forever, you can never have him back. That doesn't necessarily close the door for it know who you are as an innovator
to, because his decision can change and his intentions can change. Well, Mark total marks a lot of people kulu and how often does it happen in the world at heart change? I mean, a person saying never, never, never. But a person's never doesn't have to be never write a person's heart can change. And he says, and how often have you seen that in life? Even Tamia kind of drops? That little light zinger in there? often do you see that in life? Someone says, I'll always love you. Uh huh. Three years later.
Right? We're always gonna be like, Yeah,
I would never blah blah, blah, really? Never. Then you look back and say, Oh, did you use to say never? Yeah, I felt that at the time.
So, the always and the never and absolutely this and that and the other, when human beings say that there can be limits on that, right? The things can happen that are out of our control, we can even actually fully control our own hearts actually. So feelings can change circumstances can change. So he says, This is not set in stone because the heart itself isn't set in stone. We've got to be ready, it can also be that Yusuf loses his power and somebody else takes charge had to sit on it and then the verdict and the decision making power will go to a different judge, you know at work on the other hand, also be ready theory it could also be that he has to let him go with no choice of his
matter meaning circumstances are created the prisons are flooded or something else happens and you know, he has to let him go well I that cultura de la Muslim and in the home and call holiday party he called up but the boogeyman yet he be ready theory and how many often? How many times have you seen a case where someone says I'm not going to give I'm not going to give I'm not going to give and then look create circumstances where the giving comes right out of his hands without him having any choice.
Wakayama turn on who for Yoku and it could be that he could die
I mean, you could actually die and then his decisions would be nullified or something will alum will either move on minha and the world is full of cases of this where people are so sure that they're not going to change or the verdict has been passed and then circumstances change completely. Right plans have been made vertix have been issued court documents have been sealed and under circumstances change. So there is still hope in the world in this world you know human beings are not an our decisions are never set in stone second position second reason why we should think of is the ESA as almost lost hope or nearly lost hope but not all hope okay or lost hope all together. But
Allah homie aku Yaqoob said to them listen to this yeah beneath it humble myself son's go for the hassle menu suffer, seek out sense out scope out for use of and his brother. Remember that I go out and look for him. But there has also been useful philosophy. What I assume
and don't lose hope and Allah is loving mercy. And don't lose hope and unless care.
At the worst, don't lose hope. I assume not don't lose almost lose hope. Don't lose hope. So and he says it no lie asuma rohilla he elanco McAfee rune nobody loses hope in the mercy of Allah except disbelieving people.
So this time, the word for hope is different from the one that was just used for profits. So this becomes also a matter of how Allah speaks about profits as opposed to disbelievers. This believers have Yes, this believers have no hope.
And messengers can get to a point where they're almost at no hope but never at no hope. Absolutely. You understand. So there's a line drawn. The feeling is hopelessness. But there's something inside there's a superpower inside a believer that keeps that line from ever hitting zero. You get the temperature could drop, the heat of hope could drop the flicker can drop and turn into a little tiny spark, but the fire will never go out and something will still be there. And he says don't lose all hope. Not they assume because people who do that they're the people who it's so it's such an interesting imagery. I didn't even intend to do that. But Gosh, I don't mean people who bury right
to keep the spark alive. The only people who don't have any spark laughter people who bury it because when you pour dirt dirt over the flame there is no flame left. Right so he says only disbelievers or barriers are the ones that don't have hope in the mercy of Allah. Let me know let me know caffeine. And it's known that they weren't just believers for Hydra one which was Solis Abel and Bara
Now ladies night as we maraca Hillel COVID Cafe, a local coffee room. Tonio Ania coonan Lil ambia is one mean rohilla and because he Allah Himself said nobody was hoping to lie except disbelieving people that makes it impossible for messengers to have yes
so they can have SDRs but they can't have yes they can have almost lost hope but they can never have lost all hope you get it. So this is why he's making this like elaborate point to from a linguistic point of view and a contextual point of view. And Yep, str s
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So he says this context actually suggests that the believers who almost lost hope, because the story of use of is about people almost lost entire hope. And then joy came to them after that. Right. So jacoba was brought to the brink, to the point where he's crying out like he's never cried out in his life, and then only gives him relief, right? So that he brings them to the point of almost losing hope. And then he brings them joy. And that's to teach the believer not to ever lose hope, completely light in life as a movement as a woman, when he had a fever, and it's because of that in the solar you have look at canopy Casa see him a beratan. That in their stories. They're in their
story. And in their narrative, there is a powerful Tear Tear jerking lesson, a lesson that will move you further, for the crew strc, a common use of
water liquid liquids, the acidosis is low. And you'll notice what
he says and therefore the almost losing hope can be something that can be interpreted in line with what our boss said, and what I said. And that's our assignment for tomorrow in Sharla. What to do when our boss say what did I should say? And what how is he tying that to? Almost losing hope? Okay, but this final comment on this, and then is the US is defined on this fourth line of reasoning. That is the artist from the pedal, the pattern, the morphology pattern, the soft pattern of is defined? Well, let's give it a title Allah, would you and this pattern is used for a number of reasons yakutat the dollar bill, federal minimum wage is used to demand something for someone else. So it's
the farm, for example, or I'll just use his examples for this psychological state farm or the state alone, you're gonna fill it with the idea. So wanting to draw something out, or wanting to seek an explanation is different for him. His understanding is the farm to seek an understanding is the alarm to seek information from an animal's knowledge, right? It's the alarm to seek out knowledge to want knowledge from someone else to inquire even, you can say stay on them. So these are all transitive verbs. Grammar students, you'll see what transitive and intransitive means soon dislodgement. It is the project itself legit is the original marlim in rady I drew out the money
from other than myself, because I think I stopped him to just like that I sought understanding what I also had an akuna manner. But this, this
trend inside the STL file pattern to seek something from someone like we say it's too far, right? Because we're seeking forgiveness from Allah. So you see the instinet. It's the same as the US. So he says, but that's not the reason we can apply that to is the US. And that's another interesting linguistic understanding. Sometimes students study at the basic level of Arabic or some introductory level of Arabic, and they're like, well, I learned that is defined as total welfare, it demands something. Therefore, every time I see is defined in the Quran, it's going to demand something, the Arabic language evolved, and developed and added nuances and complexities over 1000s of years. And
one of its trends for a beginner student is to understand this is one trend of the several trends. This is a popular trend. And what students do is they take a popular trend and think that is the absolute Golden Rule. Therefore, all things should be applied, all things should be interpreted under that golden rule doesn't work like that language is far more complicated than that. So when you the analogy is somebody learns to ride a bicycle, and now they want to get on the highway and change lanes would 18 Wheeler trucks coming?
Chill out, you know some Arabic, that's good. That's really good. But you're not ready yet. Hold on, hold on a little bit more to go. So there's a lot of study to do. There's a lot of Arabic study to do. But we'll get there. Don't be intimidated and say I'll never get there. But also don't be overconfident about the little that, you know, it's crazy to me in my in my experience as a student for my own personal self. And my experience is what I've seen around me is the people who know a little
and people who spent some time in learning and then they felt like they're done because you know when you learn a little bit
Then all of a sudden people around you no way less than you.
Right? Because you're the only one who learn a little bit. Everybody else feels like, wow, you know that. Like if somebody took Shahada and they learned their part and they left it, right, then all their other new Muslim friends or even non Muslims, you know, Eric, yeah, that's lF
What about this one? What about this? That's a gene?
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you're amazing. You're like, in your head, your life, actually, I am amazing. I am pretty amazing. And now you become this intellectual authority in that circle of three that are at a Starbucks, right?
So now you start feeling like you can comment on things because now they are looking to you as the, you know, and and you start developing this, this false perception of yourself, right? And that can happen to anybody. But when you truly become a student, then you realize the limits of knowledge, the limits of your own knowledge. And you really, truly realize what does it mean for
you, when you come across somebody who knows more than you. And they can demonstrate that then you are put in your place, and you say, we've got your passion for learning increases, and your desire to demonstrate what you've learned decreases. This is important, you no longer want to prove how much you know, if you don't care, you just want to, you just want to learn more. You want to find the next teacher, you want to find the next milestone for yourself, learning becomes a joy. And even what you share with somebody is not because you just really wanted to show them what you know, what you share with them is almost like learning is I think of learning as eating really delicious food.
or eating food that makes it's almost like consuming perfume, putting perfume on yourself. People around, you will just smell it.
Hey, what did you eat? It was that. Right? Like, if you have a book in front of you, it doesn't have a cell What if you have delicious food in front of you people lose that. Right? You won't have to call people Hey, you know, by the way, this is delicious. Let me tell you, you can't have it. This is just for me. You're not there yet. But let me tell you how delicious this is. You won't do that anymore, that the desire to prove yourself will go away. You know people do that in social settings, right? They want to demonstrate their political know how their medical know how their scientific know how their nutritional know how they're, you know, sports now whatever. We're just we're become
obsessed with proving our point to somebody as if we know and they don't know. Right? And when it comes to this area of knowledge, man.
First thing you learn is humility if you're really learning, and if you haven't learned humility, humility, you know what that actually means that you haven't really started learning yet. Because if you really started applying yourself, you'd see the limits of your knowledge. You just see it. So anyway, coming back to this. Well, I also had an akuna, Manistee us, meaning those meanings of tolerable Farrell demanding something from with the s like demand, or asking forgiveness asking information, those patterns that wouldn't apply here for in a hidden layer global Yeah. So yesterday he because nobody demands hopelessness. Instead, he asked for hopelessness, that doesn't make any
sense. So you can take that linguistic pattern and apply that here when the state is a fairly similar modality and also because it's an intransitive verb, not a transitive one. And that's again a later discussion for those of you who are going to continue with grammar studies. We're going to list defiance at least a ruler to muster fail, unless if it already, but this pattern can also be used this is really cool. This pattern can also be used for something to start transforming itself into something else. When something starts transforming into something else and is used, well how they are going to feel if it loves him, and this happens in intransitive verbs. Got him is that
thing is that Jarrod Athene now there's tours hedges mean stone, clean means soil. Is Jarrah. So they put a stone the stone is that Jarrah Athene which means that the stone the soil started getting hard almost like stone
so the soil is starting to turn into stone but the soil will never actually become what so it will feel like it but when you hold it and you press it what's gonna happen it's gonna collapse but a stone won't do that you understand? So it's becoming like it it's almost turning into
almost transformation. It's it's looking like it but it's not really it is it was really cool. So if that is nothing aisaka is becoming like stone what is done work on file. I thought I cannot I can add an animal that's acting like a camel. Well I'm another female status woman who for in Allah tala zakharova. Alec to use
With the use of hate to call for the mysterious woman, when they became almost entirely hopeless in the story of you, so now the ayah
phylum, so Allah says had until the word until itself is, man, how does one of those complexities in the Koran had is used in this ayah as an opener, which is not usually an opener, you don't use the word until in the beginning of a statement, you don't say until and unless you have something to add afterwards. Right? So you say for example, I won't reach here until another 10 minutes, okay. Or, until they get here we're not going to eat, right. But here the word until can also be used to describe how something was taking so long to help. us help didn't come, things didn't change, things didn't change, things kept getting worse, things kept getting worse. And there's so much behind the
things kept, you know, worsening and becoming darker and darker until the moment when either either as fujiya, but also means until the moment arrived, until the time came. When is the service Hulu message the messengers started becoming almost like they don't have hope. Remember how the stone becomes the soil becomes like stone?
The messenger started feeling like there's no hope started to get that feeling.
Will they ever have no hope? No. Will they be afflicted with hopelessness? Yes. Is it right to say that a believer will never lose hope?
No. But it's also wrong to say a believer will never be hopeless. I believe it can become almost entirely hopeless. That's correct. That's accurate. A believer can become what? almost entirely hopeless, never entirely hopeless. Because the word used here is to describe that even messengers experienced that the people that are closest to Allah experienced almost losing all hope.
Almost there. It takes a lot to get a messenger there it doesn't.
It takes a lot to get them there.
What is it that they're losing hope in
these people that I love that I care for that I want to help?
I'm starting to lose hope that they're going to change. But more than that, if you study messengers carefully to put on, it's not even that
you know what it is? They're starting this sometimes they start losing hope. And maybe I'm not doing enough.
Maybe if I just gave in to their demands, because they would say, Well, if you show us this miracle, or this miracle or this miracle, then we might believe
maybe if I just gave them what they wanted, maybe then they'll believe maybe I should just ask Allah to give them what they want. And then they'll believe and their allies not giving that to me. That's why they're not believing.
You know, people who put demands on you to do the right thing.
And then you blame yourself for not giving in to their demands, and saying they're not doing the right thing because I didn't give in to their demands. No, they're not doing the right thing because they're messed up.
You don't put that hopelessness on yourself and that blame on yourself and say I'm falling short of something to say even happened with the prophets. I saw them they asked him for you know,
you know, out of the blue You know what, why don't you bring out we have lumps on here, but we could use a lot more water. It's a desert environment. Why don't you just get springs coming out all over the desert? Because your God is almighty right?
Why don't you turn these mountains into gold? Let's just do that. You know?
But to her jewel and hora
Gus gushes of rivers will flow in every direction. Why don't you just do that?
Why would you bring our ancestors back? Can we do that? Because we really respected them. So if my grandpa great grandpa came back and told me Hey, believe in him, I'd be like, yes, yes, sir. I want a scholar. How do I answer that question? Quran says the Israelites were given a dead person coming back to life in front of their eyes, yes or no? In front of their eyes. And immediate next is tomato sauce, boo boo coming back, then your hearts became hard.
You don't learn. When people ask these things. They're asking for trouble. Because if Allah gives in to their demands, and give them what they ask, and then they've made a deal, you show us this, we will believe then when the law shows them this, and they still don't believe. Now. They deserve to be destroyed. There's no dollar left.
So when they're asking for a miracle, they don't even realize they're asking for their own destruction.
Which is why when they kept rushing the Prophet asking the Prophet for a miracle, Allah didn't describe in the Quran, they're asking you for a miracle. He said to them,
He said to the profits on your strategy Luna colada, the rushing you to get punished
yesterday no naka de la de la creme him and Angela la Calcutta. La him isn't enough freedom that we're sending the book down that's being read to you. You want a miracle the book is in front of you.
You want something else? Oh, well you're rushing to get punished. you're rushing the book is punished
you know callable, Sukira avasarala Belknap no Coleman must be rude.
Allah says if you said if if the if Allah said scroll, like, you know, I uttered the word of Allah with in a, in a document with Allah. Allah said, If I send pages of that floating down
from the sky,
and they follow masuku be ad him, then they touch those pages with their hands. Imagine if that happened?
What would they say? localu they would have absolutely said and nobody knows that scenario and the reality of it more than Allah. For us. It's a hypothetical for Allah. He's absolute knowledge. In nama Sukira dubsado. Now our eyes are drunk.
But no Omen must, must furuno know, where people that are being completely duped in by magic, this is an illusion. It's not real, this can't be happening.
You're willing to accept that but not reality in front of you. That's how stuck they are in their disbelief. And when people demonstrate that kind of disbelief, then messengers get to the got to the point where they almost lost all hope.
They lost almost entirely they were. And when you start losing hope, then
you stop the energy with what you do something depletes
our ability to put work into something is directly tied to hope. directly. If you think that you're putting energy in something, and no good will come out of it.
If you start entertaining that thought, guess what? You can't put your heart and soul in it.
You can't put the work in.
And messengers, they have to put more work in and not just work they have to put their heart and soul into every moment of their mission, don't they?
Our Prophet was totally with a beta before.
What Allah hooter Tila,
so we can firm your heart, the Quran is being given to us, if we can firm your heart, we can keep it fired up. So your motivation never goes down.
We keep you burned, we keep the fire burning.
But messengers came and points came where they're almost all hope was lost. Well, and results I said I'm is now in a place where his wife has passed his biggest support, but he has passed the law now. His uncle has passed his biggest social support. His most, his biggest emotional support has disappeared. His biggest social support has disappeared.
And things are getting worse and worse, and things are escalating, de escalating for the worse, exponentially fast. exponentially though the situation of MCI has become untenable.
You know, living in a cave and eating off of leaves is something our Prophet has experienced. He has been boycotted already. He's already lived this, when he has gone through these kinds of trials. When a human being would be treated like this by his own people,
by his own people, the people he was good to his entire life is one thing to get mugged by a stranger who didn't care for you, right? It's another to be treated with such hatred and spite by people you are good to your entire life.
People who looked up to you for the good unit to them their entire life.
And yet they can turn around and that that's the kind of pain as hard to get over.
And what does that make you? It makes you jaded? Like if people that I was so good to can be so evil to me? What's the point of doing good for anyone else?
Why even bother with strangers? Because the people who even know you are gonna wreck you like this. While everybody's messed up then I have no hope in humanity.
Many of us have had bad experiences with people.
And what does that do to us? It changes our view of everyone else.
We look at everyone else as a potential messed up person. Right?
Rasul Allah, the messengers of Allah refuse to see everyone based on their worst experiences.
Because if they did, they will have lost hope.
They can look at people and preach to them and want their well being if deep down inside, they have already pre judged them as triggers for what they experienced before from someone else. Can't do that.
But when the same people the same entity
They don't even do that for people who hurt them. Actually, this is what makes messengers different from us. When somebody mistreats you your life forget you, man, I'm gonna deal with you. I'm out.
Somebody disrespects you, insults you. If somebody abuses you, if somebody cheats you in business, we would beat you up. You can get the law against them. If you can't get the login, then you get away from them. If you have the opportunity, you'll never see them again. Right? Simple.
The same people who insult the messengers of Allah, Allah hemos salam, Allah says, Go back and preach to them again.
Now find yourself a new town. These people don't appreciate, you
know, same time, same people. Same neighbor. Y'all love these spit at me when I was reciting the out of your eye at
the yesterday they will be shooed me away. Like I'm an animal.
I'm gonna go back and talk to them again. Yes. Talk to them again.
The night, same people. You think if you talk to them, the first time they insulted you the second time? They're gonna be like, Oh, I heard he insulted him yesterday, so I should go easier on him today. You know what these thugs are going to do? Are you back for more? This is gonna be fun.
Are they going to cross a further line? Are they going to become more respectful? Just use your use your mind? How are things going to get for them?
Things keep getting worse. And worse, these people's behaviors start becoming more audacious, more but more obnoxious, more outrageous. And the messengers have no choice to walk away. Go back and preach to them again. Go back and preach to them again. Go back and preach to them again. And the more times they go back, the worse they get the worst and then it goes from mockery. To accusations to insults will call you know, Majnoon was DJ Paloma Noonan was insane. And he was yelled at was legit means every time he speaks, hey, we don't wanna hear you. I gotta get out of here. Like they overpower their voices over his. They scold him like he's done something wrong. That's how they
treat him. Like, you know, the crazy person that you have to escorted out of the building?
That kind of thing?
Excuse me, you can't be here. No, get out of here. That's how they were treated. And the point the messengers wouldn't give up. Now, can you just we hear these things, we just pass over them like 950 years with no holidays?
Can you try 950 hours? How about 950 minutes?
How about 950 seconds of insults? How about that?
How would you feel towards the person who treated you like that? You think you would talk to them about in a way that you care for them after they did that to you. You think you and are capable of them?
that a person would hurl insults our way talk about us, our family, make fun of our religion, do every possible find every possible way to inflict pain on us.
And we would go back and pray for them.
These are little slow.
So it's simple to read until the messengers lost all hope. It's simple to read that. But you know, US losing hope and then losing hope we're comparing the depths of the earth to the heights of the highest mountains.
And even that doesn't begin to close that gap. This is how we show honor to the messengers of Allah, we understand what they did first what their hearts went through, to do what they've done. And once you realize that, once you've B it begins to dawn on you What does it mean that even a messenger is starting to lose hope in their people how real that pain was? Then you begin to appreciate the value of Revelation.
These revelation didn't come to us cheap. This book didn't come to us cheap behind this book, for me to be able to read it number 110. So the use of our many tears are many moments of agony inside the heart of the soul of la sala La La leaves sallam. He paid a deer deer price. So you and I can have the word of Allah.
Allah didn't just give it to him, and he got distributed.
It didn't happen. That didn't happen. And you know what? physical pain is way easier to deal with
that hopelessness inside the heart than pain inflicted by people inside the heart. And even the messengers of Allah who have Allah instilling them with hope, instilling them with reinforcement, they know what lies behind them. They know that the spiritual secrets to having the ultimate joy in life is inside of their hearts. And yet people can still ripping excuse still rip almost all hope away from you.
So you can have your faith in Allah and you'll find strength in it.
But that doesn't mean it won't get started, start getting eaten away. Like it's like a reservoir. Right? And it people, it's this well that Allah fills inside you and people keep drawing from it and it can almost become dry, which is why we got to fill it with the mind over and over again. We've got to spiritually fill ourselves with the word of Allah over and over again because life will keep pulling it out. Life will keep pulling, pulling hope out of ourselves had to stay a solo solo until the messengers until the point where even the messengers are almost lost all hope. Well, one new unknown God Goody boo.
this is gonna be quick. I will go into detail tomorrow, but I'll read one thing from you from I shall have the law now.
There's so many pages on this one. Okay, Taco Bell, Canada Chateau de la hora De Anza Takara obita Tila Tequila,
I shall de la and how used to read this ayah and the Hong Kong, zebu, horatia good liberal, as opposed to reading kulu. When I started reading to you the Huff's reading of the ayah, I said it had died the status of those Luanda who don't know and the home called the coup de boo. I didn't stress as I said, coup de boo. I shall give on how used to say, Good liberal and absolutely reject good the Buddha when I'm reading, the one reading from the Muslim, she was very adamant about reading good evil. What does it do? Good evil means. And they started entertaining the thought or they started, the thoughts started dawning on them. That's how I translated it, that they were lied to. At the
messenger started thinking that they were what lied to? She said, No, that's not how we're gonna read it. That's not how it's read. We have the real good the blue, which means the messenger started feeling that they are being called liars. world of a difference. They're being lied to mean somebody's lying to them.
They're being called liars means they're the ones that are being accused of being liars. Totally different things, isn't it? See what the show does? That's why you got to pay attention to this truth class.
So we're gonna understand her comment a little bit today just a little bit good zebu that they were law that they will started believing that people are considering them liars and the Home Depot.
She says, and then somebody came to her so come up with a story about a new auto shop Alicia, Colorado. So our narrator Marcia that he she said to him, Well, who else knew her and he was asking her well, the new and the Hong Kong goodie boo mocha, he asked her about the ayah they thought that they were lied to lied to. And she said my Allah, Allah forbid, I claim to a lot. No, no, no. So she got offended when she heard good evil lamda coup de veau, New Delhi Kabira. Bihar messengers never thought like that about their God about their master. Meaning they started thinking they've been lied to, meaning Allah lie to them either LA. Right. That's what she saw that that could mean. And
so she rejected it. all too familiar, haven't NASA. So I asked. So what does that mean? That they were they thought they were lied to then our help came. So what's this help that came?
So she says, hey, man can go home and call me him and not buy a home could get the Boo home Jah who knows Romanian Nasrallah here and the Dalai Lama DE LA County state.
One. So there's two things I'll leave you with today.
According to her reading, and we'll do the other readings too.
According to her reading,
and messenger started absolutely believing that there's no hope. And these people are going to call them liars. That that's the that's all they'll ever see me as there's, there's no hope of them, me, seeing me as anybody else, or anything else but a liar. They're just going to consider me a liar. And another dimension she adds is that they lost all hope and the disbelievers and things got so hard for them, that they started thinking even the people who have dared to believe in me, things are becoming so hard for them, that they might actually come under pressure. And they'll say No, okay, you're right. He's not a messenger, I can deal with this.
So they started questioning whether their followers will remain their followers. Or they will also step back and say this, I didn't sign up for this. There's too much. There's too much.
That's how hopeless they be. They even started questioning. Well, these followers still consider me a messenger. Because here I was delivering a message of faith and hope and peace.
Because they believe in me, they have their, their faith is being tested every day, their hope is being ripped from them, their pieces gone can't be found. So like, I thought religion is gonna make my life easier. So this is not what I ordered on Amazon. So I think I'm out. So
the messengers even started fearing the thoughts started coming to them that maybe my followers will not remain my followers. That's how hard things got.
Now, a messenger can start almost losing hope.
And the trials can be so tough that even a messenger can think that of people that have loved me, that have followed me that have prayed with me, and I've honored me, even they can start walking away.
Even they might start walking away. You know what this ayah tells us? It tells us that the you know, we don't think to ourselves or never leave Islam.
I never leave Islam, messengers got scared at a point where their followers might leave,
that they might call them a liar. And what would what would make them do that? It wouldn't be some philosophical epiphany. It wouldn't be some college university course. It would be trials in their life,
that trials can become so tough that take hope away. And actually, because hope is being taken away, the devil might make them put blame on following messengers as the real culprit. So if you just get rid of this messenger business, you can go back to having an easy life.
And the messenger started thinking maybe that's what my followers will do. Maybe they'll go back to because you know, sometimes being awake is uncomfortable and being asleep is more comfortable. I just woke them up. But maybe they'll want to go back to the comfort asleep.
That thought started coming to them.
That's how think that that's how tough it became to stay awake.
This is an idea about what it means to have faith. Because what it means to have faith is to have your eye on an ugly reality and face it, not run from it.
And when you face that reality, sometimes people don't have the strength to hold on to keep dealing with reality as it is. You know what people do nowadays, when reality gets too tough, they run to a video game.
They run to alcohol
they can run to drugs
they can run to some because I can't face I can't think about is too tough. I can't face it.
When messengers themselves are like these people are changing things are getting worse and worse and worse. I'm almost at the point of hopelessness myself. And what my biggest hopeless is my the near hopelessness that I have as even the people that have dared to believe with me are starting to give up or might give up they might call me a liar they might say this this religion doesn't have victory for what victory What is this?
Then our help Kim Jeong Hoon masala then our our aid finally at that point arrived, we're even the messengers. Why by the point where even the messengers were shaken. So we'll pick up from this point inshallah tada tomorrow.
Maybe we'll just spend this week on iOS 10. I don't know. But there is stuff to be unpacked here. There's quite a bit more that needs to get unpacked here. We'll look at the word love in some more depth. We'll look at the other color art and their implications and some more depth.
And we're going to look at some other eye out and look around and talk about the same thing. To help us understand this better. May Allah azzawajal make a strong and help us become those who hold on to their faith. And even when things become almost hopeless. We'll never have those who lose complete hope in Allah. A lot of calamity Welcome to the Quran. Hakeem whenever any way I can be it would be lucky