Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - Surah Yusuf
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I'm about, once again, everyone says Mr. Ricardo, I'm gonna try to finish our discussions surrounding IRA number 110 of sort of use of today, some of the fundamental points of the ayah that I think are good, you know, stepping stone to get into the discussions that are a little bit more complicated. We can be completed yesterday Alhamdulillah. And so today, we're going to go through my my objective is two things, I'm going to try to go through four opinions and explain each of those four ways of interpreting a phrase in this ayah. And hopefully make sense of that for all of us. And then we're going to talk about the final phrasing of this is something remarkable that happens
inside of that ayah. That's a reminder of one of the most fundamental teachings of our Deen. So we'll start at the top had the status of rasuluh until the point came where the messengers almost lost hope. And I'm going to stick to the word almost now, because I talked a little bit quite a bit about even taymiyah Rahim Allah has really elaborate explanation of why that's a convincing argument to say. The is saying until the messengers almost lost hope. Because seeing the messengers lost hope would not be appropriate to say about messengers. And he gives several reasons we've talked about those already. Well, then no and the home kakuzu. And they were convinced that they were now there's
two translations, they were lied to one translation, the messengers were convinced that they were lied to actually, there's going to be four translations. So I'm going to give you just one for brevity now. But we're gonna go to 123 and four on this phrase. So for now, and they were convinced that they were lied to Johannes Luna, our aid came to them for new GM and Russia. And so whoever we want, was rescued, will not do that sooner. And then COVID muslimeen and our our heavy war, and our might, the our might of war will not be turned away from the criminal people. So that last part is actually where some really remarkable things are happening in the eye, the language of the ayah. But
let's first then talk about this, they thought that they were lied to. So there are two readings of the karate or both matamata. So in one of them, there are three reciters that that, you know, authentic chains that go back, that recited with a shut duck with the blue, and there's others that recited with cozy boo. So they're both actually with a Latina, and the one without the shadow is attributed to ignore bass, most famously that the Allahumma but not only him, and the comment that comes that I refer to yesterday that I read from even Damian's commentary. There are other variations of that commentary in other places that are attributed to eyeshadow de la Mancha, who was
more convinced of good zebu. Something that should be said about that is not all this companions were aware of all of the other variations in reading. So
because not all of them were full time. You know, Lucifer type students of the prophets lie Selim. So sometimes they had disagreements about what they memorized, and the prophecies are taught another reading of the ayah also, that others had memorized. So even if they had a clash among themselves about which way to read it, that doesn't mean that one was right and the other was wrong. It's just that there were multiple ways that the prophet SAW himself read it on some occasion that and that's why we have a lot, it is actually a loaded thing. And it is, you know, this is something that's part of the richness of the study of the Quran, the variant readings in the Quran, inshallah, maybe when
I'm done, you know, my laundry list of things that I want to talk about are things that I want to, you know, bring to light. One of the things I want to do for myself is complete a detailed study of the Quran, and present what as I discover, which I'm doing now with sort of use of and handle that this is the 48th Sutra that I'm working on. And that'll continue, but after the series is done, what I also hope to do is kind of start a talk show type thing on the Quran and take issues like that at the very end readings or how is the Quran compiled or, you know, things said about, you know, contradictions in the Koran or people's questions about the Quran important issues that I think
people should know about the Quran, invite guests and discuss those kinds of things to raise awareness about issues surrounding the Quran. So there's two things, you're studying Quran itself, and then you're dealing with things that relate to the Quran, right? So those are two separate things and I don't want to be
immersed in one and ignore the others, I want to kind of separate those two and kind of give each of them their due. But in shallow, hopefully, we'll put a schedule around that when the time comes. But right now my entire focus is on sort of the use of and teaching some of you Arabic. But anyway, coming back to this, there are four ways of interpreting the text. But there are two variant readings. So one is called the blue with a shadow on the that includes the blue and the other is without a shadow. So what I'm and for each one of those readings, there's two interpretations. So altogether, four interpretations. Okay, so I'm going to give you the two interpretations of good
zebu. They'll give you the two interpretations of goodie boo. And as I walk through 123, and four, I'll try to discuss what that implies what each of them imply one of them actually already talked to you about, but it's good to go over it again. So number one, based on the narration of ihL de la hora. And how could the boom when she was asked them what does that mean, then? In a nutshell, what she said is, here's how you would read the ayah. Then when the messengers lost all hope, implying the messengers almost lost all hope that these people that they're preaching to are not going to listen to them. They're stuck in their ways. And they've only gotten worse. And I talked to you
about that yesterday, they only got worse in their adversarial, aggressive added their standoffish attitude against the messengers. And when things became nearly completely hopeless, and became so desperate and difficult, at that point, the messengers even started thinking, and one knock can mean two things. Now, this is important lesson that can mean to assume something like a layer two audit module, meaning more than 50% when you think something is more than likely, right, then you can call it one. But interestingly, abundant Arabic can also mean absolutely convinced. So, depending on the four opinions, some one of the opinions will say here, then that means they started assuming or they
started entertaining the thought, right? Or the thoughts started overwhelming them. But that doesn't mean they're convinced. It just means they're having a thought. Right. And the other reading will be they're completely convinced. So right now we're in the reading in which we're going to read this as they started thinking, or they kind of developed the notion that the thought occurred to them what thought occurred to them, and the home kakuzu that the people that they were, they were considered or they were believed to be liars, even by those who followed them. Things got so hard for the messengers that they lost hope that people will the non believers will stay non believers and only
get worse. But they made things so difficult for him and anybody who believed around him that he they started wondering if the people around them who were told Allah's help us near have hope in Allah be grateful to Allah trust Allah might start questioning, you kept telling us to trust a lot, things aren't getting any easier. The sky didn't open up and no angelic help arrived. We kept believing in you, and we've lost everything and years have gone by decades have gone by, and things have only gotten worse. I don't know if I can keep up with this. So maybe, maybe you're not exactly a prophet. And the prophets themselves started feeling getting the feeling getting the thought that
maybe some of my followers are gonna consider me a liar. Even if they're not seeing it. The thought is coming in their hearts. Right. So this, this idea that maybe they're they're not seeing me the way they used to see me, because of how things have become difficult. You see, this is a terrible analogy. But I think it gets the point across, it's easy to be the fan of a winning team. Right? If the team says we're gonna we're gonna make it to the playoffs and they make it to the playoffs. It's easy to root for them and watch every game and all of it. But when a team starts losing
your teams down by 40 points, they got one minute left in the game. And there's one guy with the giant Shahada thing holding it up like I believe, you're just fanatical. You start questioning, yeah, maybe they are losers. Maybe there is no magic here. You know, the point is, faith can be tested when things become difficult. And for the messengers, it's hard enough to know that they're the people that they're trying to preach to the people that they're trying to help to connect them to Allah for their own benefit, aren't listening to them, but the people that they have benefited. The people that did listen to them are now starting to they're not saying it but they might be
slipping away. Because Canada I translated yesterday because of as to call someone a liar. But actually, you can do something also at the bottom also, which means you can consider someone a liar without saying it. And that's also kuzava so one new under home good zebu. The messenger started thinking that they are being considered liars there. They've been
people that have already been considered liars, even by the flashes implying here in parentheses, even by those who had followed them, even by those who would follow them, so they don't have evidence of this. But the thought is occurring. Things are getting so hard. I'm not sure
If they want to stay around, stick around, you understand. So this is a this is, again, a terrible analogy. But you know, sometimes not that you guys watch movies because you're so Islamic, you're only on Islamic Facebook. So it's hard to explain this to you. But, you know, sometimes in a movie, somebody says, who's with me,
who's gonna go into, we're gonna lose this battle, we're probably going to get killed, but I'm going alone until some guy gets up. I'll come with you. And another guy says, I need to count me in. And they all kind of one by one stand up, right? And he says, Look, I'm, we're gonna get killed. So if you want to walk away, nobody's gonna hold it against you. You understand? Like, this is not a winning battle. This is not I'm not worried about death. Yeah, that kind of thing. Well, that's just in the movies. But when things really do get tough, and somebody has, I don't think I signed up for this, which is literally what happens in Medina. You see, Medina, accepting Islam became a lot
easier, because you didn't get kicked out of your home as soon as you accepted Islam. You didn't start getting tortured as soon as you accepted Islam. You didn't have to hide yourself. As soon as as soon as you accepted Islam, you're part of a powerful group in Medina. In fact, those that are the most socially and politically influential.
But then when time for budget came, wait, I mean, I thought, were with the winning team, we're gonna go fight against
it, sign up for this. Can we just make peace with them? So you fight to go do that. So what I signed up for in the monotony, mostly when bacala says, hypocrites came and said, we're just trying to make peace. Why do you have to cause corruption? That's odd.
They they say, this is the believers, why are you causing corruption? Why are you causing, you know, fighting don't cause fighting, just like let's just make peace. And also Allah in the home who mostly don't. They're the ones causing corruption.
So here is how the messengers might start thinking, maybe hypocrisy, because when does hypocrisy, the disease of hypocrisy? When does it get born? What's the environment in which hypocrisy is born? difficult circumstances?
Because a faith is easy to hold on to an easy circumstances. And now, I'm not so sure if I want to hold on to this faith. When does someone start thinking that way? When difficult circumstances come? Right? So because they are in such difficult circumstances, they start thinking that their messengers might even leave them be. Now let's look at the latter part, john, at that moment, our aid came to them.
That just as the messengers were even losing confidence that their own, wouldn't even follow them. In that moment, then our aid came to them because they felt so powerless. I don't know what else I can do as a human being with this message, which only brings about trouble to keep you with me. I don't know what else I can do.
I'm completely helpless at this stage. And it is in that moment, when basically any worse than that it's completely hopeless. So if hopelessness was at level zero, they've reached their reach from 100. They reach to one, one more degree and now there's a state of hopelessness, and right before it touches to the place where human beings can't bear anymore. That's when the lessons help. Our aid came to them. Yama and Nussle in Arabic is used not just for aid or help, it's used for help against an enemy. Actually, one of the ways you can describe the word Nussle in Arabic would be modern words military aid, military aid would be Nussle. He uses the word in battles like waka masala como la
write one Timothy law.
In you know, Nestle, for example, a woman, Nestle 11, and the line sort of been around describing the Battle of offered Roman Muslim in 11 Angela, finally, when the aid came and 1000s of legions came and conquered Maka inositol. Label but same word. So here are homeless Luna, our aid came to them. Our aid came to them in that final moment, when things were the worst they could be and, by the way, the heart The most difficult hardship being described. It's so incredible. If you contemplate this, the most difficult hardship being described for the messengers is not what's happening on the outside, it looks what's happening inside their hearts.
The fact that they're losing hope that these people won't believe is the hardest thing for them. The fact that they're even starting to think that their own followers will you know, consider them liars now, because they're no help came from Allah. That's the hardest thing for a messenger. No physical difficulty compares to that.
And that's when it was eight came home No sooner so it came against the enemy for new Jia Manisha. Then whoever This is, I'm going to translate it literally now. We rescued whoever we want.
Let me translate that. Oh, nope. Sorry. I missed translated. Whoever we want, was rescued. That's the right translation.
Then whoever we want, was rescued.
But I was expecting him to say whoever we wanted, was rescued cuz he's talking about history, right? messengers, they lost hope. That's the past. But he said, Listen part of its past part of its present he says, Whoever we want, present tense was rescued past tense. This is in Bulaga. They call this image fusion. Even our shell correctly points this out, I had a feeling this was going on. I didn't say nothing. And then so hips. I don't even I should say something interesting about this. I was like, let me guess. Let me guess. Let me guess. Let me guess I didn't say it. And he read it. I was like, Yup, that's what it was. Because this concept is, when you fuse past and present together,
you're fusing timelines, you're superimposing timelines, right? And what does that do? That means? This is a fuse way of saying we rescued whoever we wanted. And we and or whoever we wanted, was rescued. And whoever we want, until today will still get rescued.
But even the so not so what is Allah done? He was talking about profits of previous errors, right? But then he took that comment about history. And just by use of the word Nasha. He pulled it out of history and made it into a timeless statement about his rescue. And whoever we want, then gets rescued. But it still begs the question, and we're still on reading number one. This will make Reason number two, three and four easier because we'll have dealt with this part. Right.
It still begs the question why rescued why the word rescued Nigeria, Manisha? Well, because previously, they lost the messengers lost hope. Right? What does that mean? That means that they're most people aren't going to believe in them. So there's the disbelievers that are implied they're present in this ayah right there, and then their own followers might not be following them anymore.
So the messengers have their own assumption about how No, basically nobody's left, right? There's no one left.
But then Allah says, Whoever we want, was rescued,
which is amazing.
But let me tell you why. It's amazing. I hope I can be clear about this. Imagine the messengers are preaching to a nation, a village, a messengers precinct preaching to a village, talking to everybody in the village, nobody's listening game.
Can the messenger ever know what's going on inside every single heart?
Is it possible that someone's in that village who heard him and actually took what he was saying to heart, but was too scared to say anything and kept faith inside their heart and never told the messenger? Is that possible? Is it possible that in the dark of the night, they're praying to God to make a way out for them, and if their family finds out, they'll kill them, so they're too scared to come out and say it, but they are there, and you just don't know about them.
And the messenger, what he sees are people who are adamantly defiant against him making fun of him, humiliating him being aggressive towards them. And that starts forming his opinion of all the people in the village, and he starts losing nearly all hope that none of them are going to believe. And then he starts thinking of none of them are going to believe the few that I have. I'm also noticing some things maybe that means they're also walking away from me. Right?
And it may be true that some of his own followers may also have the seeds of hypocrisy inside is that possible. So either a messenger doesn't know what's going on inside the heart of a non believer. And a messenger doesn't even know what's going on inside the heart of a believer. Isn't that true?
Look at the next phase, after the nearly lost all hope. And the thought that they have been lied against. They've been considered liars. Our aid came to them. So the first part is our aid came to them. Fine, that means a lot give them victory. That covers that part. But then he says, and whoever we wanted, was rescued. Allah didn't say and mess the messenger and those who followed the messengers and those who followed them were rescued. He said, whoever we wanted, was rescued because of lies telling us, there are people even the messenger didn't know about
that were rescued. And there were people that the messengers thought were should be rescued, that didn't deserve to be rescued.
They were not they were people assumed to be non believers that turned out to be believers. And there were people that were considered believers that turned out to be hypocrites, and didn't deserve rescue. So who knows in the end, who will be saved and it won't be saved? A lot alone. So whoever we wanted, was rescued is amazing. Why is this amazing? Because these are the places in the Quran, where Allah draws a line between himself and messengers. Yes, they represent his message. But they don't have the capacity to judge the way a law judges because at the end of the day, there's
Human, they can lose hope. And they can have thoughts, not knowledge about what people really have in their hearts. They can have optimism or pessimism, but only a level No. So he, at the end, he kind of draws this line and says the messengers have their limits, they reach their limit. But my limit and my judgment is way beyond this, whoever we want, was rescued. And it's even making a comment about the prophecy some time. Think about this. This is in Makkah, this is this is coming in Makkah. And there are some people who hate Islam right now hate it. And within a decade from now, they're going to be some of the biggest assets to Islam.
Who knows that?
Only Allah and the prophet SAW Selim is about to leave Makkah hopeless, can't do anything else. I have to leave this place now. Right. Almost all hope is lost. And then when he comes back and put a BIA for the BIA means three wars have happened. Three, but that has happened, or what has happened, has happened. Three wars have been waged by Makkah against the Prophet. And then he comes back to her Libya. And they're about to go and there's almost a war that's going to break out inside of Makkah. And what does Allah say Lola? Mina, Vanessa Minato lantana. Moon had it not been for believing men and women that are inside MCI that you don't even know about? Oh, there are still
people inside Makkah. After the years of preaching that you never knew after living in Medina that you never knew none of you know them. I know them as believers, and they're hiding their faith inside Makkah. And that's why I didn't let war break out at the VA Allah says, because you would have trampled all over them. Not even knowing they're believers proof for new German Nasha whoever we wanted was rescued. Allah, what an incredible statement. And then now look at the last part of this segment, what are you gonna do batswana annual COVID muslimeen and our war but Cerebus box in Arabic actually means toughness, and the harshness, toughness and difficulty. So a person who's
moved is like us have said to his brother, Binyamin when he finally found him that is the mcenery I'm alone, don't feel harsh inside. And don't feel the difficulty over what they've been doing to you remember that? That is, then, you know, as I've been the east of punishment that's full of harshness and difficulty. And from the words harshness and difficulty this start getting this word started getting used for war, which brings about the worst kind of harshness and difficulty. So the word is it's one of the words in Arabic for war, but not just war. Because of the attributes of harshness and difficulty. This word started getting used for things that can bring about harshness
and difficulty, meaning things that can be used for war. So if a nation is capable of great war making, they can wreck another nation. They're called Uli but sin chedid
are not new Oulu but sin chedid. We are a possessors of great buffs meaning we have the capability to wreak havoc on our enemy. We can bring it to our enemy, when they have heavy artillery and military might can cause enormous destruction. They are people of bucks. They are people of bas Allah says about iron that he sends down from the sky. What einzelnen Hadid fee but soon chedid. We sent down iron it has it has intense bias, meaning capacity for destruction, and has capacity to wage great war that that metal that that element has capacity to wage Great War. That's what the law says about the word Hades, the word Iran right now come to this ayah he says whether you're due back
sooner, our bus Allah says about himself, our war and our capacity of war, our artillery, our overwhelming military might shall not be turned away.
And it'll call me moody mean from the criminal people from the criminal nation. What in the world does that mean? That means first he said we rescue whoever we want was rescued right?
You will think when unless punishment comes like a flood, even good people are gonna drown. Everybody's gonna get killed. Right? What is Allah doing this? Ayah first he says messengers became hopeless that everybody's a disbeliever. Right? Then he says, No, even messengers didn't know I knew some of them are believers. And so what do you say whoever we want was rescued. So who's left? Only criminals 100% criminals in our in the sight of Allah. And so when his war comes, when his destruction comes in the times of messengers, not one innocent soul is executed.
going to smite all of them. I'm going to wreak havoc on all of them and the good the bad among them, everybody will die no sound like that. Only criminal people.
Whether you are war will not be turned back. And our military might and it's full brunt of its force will not be turned back except from the criminal people. Amazing. There's not a blanket punishment sorry you got swept up shouldn't have been there.
Friendly Fire, I suppose. no collateral damage, no collateral damage. Then it's interesting that Allah didn't just say an emoji mean from criminals he said, Anil COVID legitime. From the criminal people calm is the most awful Mooji means the sofa. Grammar students for properties match, john Madrid and El COVID Madrid mean why even the word calm? Because messengers came to their own calm right their own people. So how do you define a nation people that are the same ethnicity, the same language, the same region, the same border, the same tribe? That's how you define a town. But Allah once messengers come redefines calm home of believers out of criminals.
It's like now there's now a new border has been drawn. And literally when you have a border, nations are separated, right? So right before destruction comes What does Allah do? Allah separates believers and profits from the nation that's about to be destroyed, physically separates them, because they're about to get wrecked. Right? Take you and your family and go
in Morocco under an army that's about to be drowned, or their punishment is coming the next day, messengers will come and tell tell the messenger leave town with his people right over and over again. Because there are different calm now. There are COVID, which remain and allows verdict against them will not be turned away. I'm reminded of the punishment that came to the people of loot.
And will I described it was a woman and a beaker must defeat the lucila genre to maintain. Allah said he sent stones from the sky
to those people. And every stone was Musoma. It's like it had the person it's supposed to kill their name branded on it.
Like you know like and again, you don't watch movies or nothing but there's bullets got your name on it.
That sniper fire.
Like which which stone was supposed to hit which person by brand
was branded from the sky straight shot.
lessons here, our war will not be turned away from the criminal people.
It's interesting that it comes with use of though
because it's the use of we learned about some criminals. We learned about the minister's wife, she was a criminal. We learned about us as brothers and they were criminals. But they redeemed themselves. Yeah. So that phrase, whoever we want was rescued. Because when you read the story are hopeless with those people. Those people look like a lost cause. From the human perspective, they are a lost cause. It looks like it but they didn't suffer consequences. In the end. They had a chance to redeem themselves because Allah knows how to redeem
our perception can be false. That's an incredible thing and what's going to happen in the prophets Life Center there are going to be some people that are absolutely the worst enemies of Islam holiday been bullied is actually pivotal and what almost killed the prophets I saw them in a hood
hired him to lead. Here are some people name their kids call it was my son's name is Khalid, someone who almost caused the murder of our messengers. we named our children after them. Why? Because they turned around for new GM and Nasha. Whoever we want was rescued. That was reading number one. Move on to reading number two.
They were so then then the pronouns well one new unknown could zebu means this time, one new doesn't mean they thought memory means two things to be convinced also. So this time the reading will be until the messengers lost all hope, nearly lost all hope. And they were convinced that they will now be considered liars. Absolutely. Or they've already been considered liars. It's a done deal. These people are not going to change. They're completely gone cause they're completely gone cause and what am I what it implies from that is, in the first part, they lost hope, which is phase one, they lost hope. And then he describes in the next phrase, why did they lose hope they lost when they lost
hope. They saw that these people are no longer if they saw all the signs that are everything Allah had to show them, show them the miracles have been shown. And they've turned away even more. Nothing else can happen after a law shows miracles. So they've gone to the farthest end so even the messengers gave up on them on those people. And we're convinced now that they're not going to be called anything but liars by these people. And when that happens, basically it is the time when it's even though it hasn't been stated explicitly in this ayah it's in other places. When a messenger turns to Allah and says yeah, Allah these people have just believed
when a messenger simply turns to a lion says these are disbelieving people.
He needs to say no more.
Because when we knew how to Islam says in the beginning in either alto comi Leyland manoharan philomela de la Iran.
I call my people night and day they nothing change.
Every time they heard my call the only thing that happened more is they ran away more. Let me visit home to IE Luffy Lauren
Baku llamada, julio de alto middlefield. Anjali wasabia. Home Fianna him every time I call them so that you could forgive them. They stuck their fingers in their ears will still Sofia on the pulled on their clothes like I'm someone disgusting. Like they're gonna get dirty by my touch, or by my presence. While Sadhguru and they became adamant was terrible stigmata, and they showed the worst kind of arrogance.
So mainly the outer hongji hora then I called them during the day, openly. So Milan to London, I made public announcements to them over and over again, while solterra hobbies and I was insistent with them
one lesson but by the end, he still didn't call them disbelievers. Right, he said, I call my people their night, by the end of that Sora
call him before he actually had it. Well, Vonda hongkou and now coolibah, right, he convinced he was convinced that these now being called a liar. Generations of them have passed, it's done. It's too late. So what does he say? I'll be law of the middle caffine yada, yada, don't leave any one of them.
Don't spare any one of them.
Have some heavy dog with no police around? That's a harsh one.
As even hard to read that a messenger would say those words messengers are like the epitome of love and care for their people, right?
And what brought them to that point?
What are they? How much did they torture him to get them to that point where you can see Yala leave not a home of these people's surviving?
So he says this are the profits when they're convinced that they've been called liars. Then Allah says, Yeah, well, my when my messengers give up like that, or have reached that stage, that means that it's time for my aid to come. Now I'm here now, john, no sooner so and the rest of the I already explained. So that's reading number two, reading number three. So in summary reading number one was that they lost hope in the disbelievers and they even started questioning that believers might leave or my consent might have considered them liars. Second one, that the messengers were convinced completely convinced that they are not going to be believed in now, like everybody's just
given up on them. The disbelievers exclusively now we're gonna look at the three two readings of goody goody without a shadow okay.
So, here was one No, they, they thought or they assumed will be given to the dis disbelieving nation. So let me say without the pronouns, so you can see what that means. Okay? Even though the literal text is with pronouns, I will replace the pronouns with nouns. So it makes easier sense to you to see what the fuss children are saying. We can interpret this
until the point where messengers almost lost all hope that's been said.
And there people
assumed not the messengers, but their people assumed that they have been lied to.
Their people assumed that they have been lied to.
Now think about that. numerous people assumed that they have been lied to lied to by who know, right. lied to about what this is not just oh lied about a lot lied about being a messenger. No, because as they became more and more adamant, the messenger was saying you have become so much worse than we started. Unless punishment will come. I don't want it to come to you in neat ahafo la cama de biomin, rbwm.
I fear the coming. Have a great day punishment. Have a great day coming towards you. Yeah, yeah.
They were convinced that they're being lied to about are coming What? punishment? No, no, bring it. Oh, punishment. why don't why don't you just bring it? Let's see it.
Don't sing it. Bring it. Let's have it. You keep talking about it. I'm tired of hearing about it. It's been 10 years. 20 years. My grandkids used to hear this from you know,
let's have it already. They became adamant. And they were so convinced. And they assumed that those calls for saving yourself, man, this guy has been saying 800 years, 700 years. 200 years, that there's a punishment coming. punishment. Yeah. Please.
900 years, 950 years. That was the wrong year to say that.
Because Because when it comes in won't be turned back. Right. So they assumed that they have been lied to by the messengers, meaning they didn't take the warnings seriously. We can learn from that his messengers almost lost hope because people around them just wouldn't take their warning seriously. And you know, what will we learn from that?
In the nature of Dharma, when you love someone you care about someone, you feel like you want to warn them, and then the warnings become a joke. And that makes you really hopeless that they don't take the warning seriously, right. And when you feel that pain, you feel a connection to the prophets, who tried to warn the people that they loved. But when they didn't hear, when they didn't hear that warning, as a warning, they took it as a joke, that this is just a lie, you're just duped. You're just backwards, you're not modernized enough. You need to get with the times. You're so traditional, whatever, you're superstitious, none of this is real yours. This is just something you,
you follow this religion to feel good about yourself. And he really has no true basis, when they said things like that It hurt
and hurt you. But they were convinced or they were they were pretty confident that you have no backing.
So one new unknown Kuzey boo. Okay.
Then the other reading of this is slightly it's not that this wouldn't be the fourth reading it should also be part of the third reading that the nation believed that the prophets were lied to.
Or actually, even the followers might have believed that the prophets were lied to meaning this poor guy's gone insane.
He just taught he rambles. You know, he's, he's been lied to by his own cell for he's been lied to by some demons, or he's been lied to by some people that have just duped him, turned him into a cult, trying to make him start a cult. He's just a victim of brainwashing. That's why he talks about these things. So this is the people dismissing them. And when people were completely ready to dismiss them, that's when it was eight came and they realized the error in their ways, but it's too late by then.
Then the hardest one, so I left the hardest one for last, so you don't 123 and now the fourth one. So let me spell it out for you. First, the prophets believed that they were lied to. This has also been a classical interpretation, actually going back to a benign boss, the prophets believed that they were lied to Mr. murase read this and says,
Now, you know, Siebel and BIA this statement cannot be appropriate to say about profits, because when you say things became so hopeless, almost lost all hope. And they started thinking that they've been lied to somebody might you might assume from that they started thinking they've been lied to by who Allah.
Maybe I'm not really a prophet. Maybe this was all in my head. Maybe a lot deceive me. Maybe it wasn't a lie at all. That's the fourth we have to unpack that how do we understand that fourth reading of the ayah that even the messenger started thinking that they have been lied to? There are lots of examples This is where you have to have a sense of nuance and appreciation of how Allah describes prophets and their stories and how everything is elaborated in the Quran so you can put together these things properly in their place. Well person who did a brilliant job of explaining this is even Tamia Rahim Allah and the mama Lucy in recent times actually took from that and
described it even further and I think that deserves attention. So let's look at that carefully. for someone to be useful Allahu Allah, Allah Allah, he was a llama at the firewood. avena Imani will it mean? Anisha can
take a step back and really help you process this properly. We have faith. We have faith we believe in Allah.
In fact, we have faith up here.
We're convinced that Quran is the word of Allah. We're convinced that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. We're convinced there's a day coming called the Day of Judgment, we're convinced of resurrection. We're convinced of one Supreme Being Allah who has no part in it. We're convinced of these things. Yes. We're convinced that the existence of angels on our shoulders, we're convinced of all of this, we believe all of these things to be true.
But that is concepts, ideas, truths that we have come to accept in our minds,
which is different from what you can feel inside your heart.
You can believe in Allah, and still feel fear afraid. And you'll have to remind yourself in certain situations, there is no need to fear I need to fear only Allah.
Even though all along while you were feeling fear, your mind already knew that the only one to fear is Allah. But the heart lets go of that sometimes. The heart can be in different states. While the mind is constant. If I woke you up at two in the morning and said, Who's your Who's your God is Allah. Now let me go to sleep.
You're not because you were asleep you forgot? Or you're at the mall that you forgot. Or you're in the middle of a class you forgot. You know, you're busy with something you don't forget who your robe is what your book is. You don't forget that. But does your heart lose sight of that sometimes? Yes. Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam asked Allah. How do you give life to the dead?
Yeah, last time, why don't you put you believe?
Of course if Rahim believes Ibrahim Ali Salaam is
The one who's jumped into a fire and it didn't burn.
Ibraheem alehissalaam was the one who this to his son. Right? And it doesn't knife refuses to cut. Ibrahim alayhis salam is the one who left his family in the middle of a desert death and a low produce life, yes or no.
Over and over again, who has seen the luggages life out of death, Abraham.
And at the end of all of that, he turns to a line says, Yeah, law. Could you show me how do you how do you give life to the dead? And Allah says, Our lambda, you haven't believed?
You haven't had enough demonstrations? If anybody's convinced of Allah produces life after death, or controls life and death, it's who Ibrahim Ali Sam is the living case study? Isn't he?
What does he say?
He does. But of course, of course, when I kill the Akuma in B, I just want to call my heart.
He says in order to come my heart, you know how you can understand that answer. I completely believe it up here.
I completely believe it up here. I want to feel something down here more than what I already feel.
I need to feel something here. You understand?
And that state between these two?
There's a this is different. This is different. You understand? The prophets. I saw him in one Hadith which people don't properly understand. He said not know how COVID Shakyamuni Rahim we are more worthy of having doubts than Ibrahim was when he said how do you give life to the dead?
How do you understand that? Here's how you understand that the Prophet Alayhi Salaam named the state between having faith up here and the the heart being completely calm, the heart feeling at ease. The state between those two can be called doubt. That doesn't mean you doubt up here. It doesn't mean that the doubts of truth inside of your inside of your mind. None of the beliefs and the ideas are shaken. But your heart needs a calmness.
And when the heart is not at ease, he even called Chuck. Now, coming to the cya, they started thinking that they have been lied to. They never once thought that a love would lie to them.
They never once thought I would lie to them. But you know what this is? Let me tell you the Prophet life Saddam was given a dream that he's gonna go make hudge
you know that?
He said he got up and he told everybody I saw dream.
Okay, let's go. The messenger sees a dream is revelation. What else could it be? So we all pack up and go, almost get killed multiple times on the way.
Leave our life savings behind, show up all the way to havia. Now we're Libya, only a few miles from our canal. And Micah says you can't come.
You can come sign a treaty that you won't do. 100 this year, you'll come back next year.
Okay, let's take the profit items assignment. Let's do it.
Everybody in the crowd?
You saw a dream?
That's why we're here. Right?
Tom? Who is the pinnacle of faith? turns to the Prophet sentiment says
Didn't you see a dream?
That will make hundreds this year?
Aren't we the people on the truth?
Aren't you a less prophet? Aren't you are less probably less than a viola?
This is who asks Who? I was.
asked to sue Lhasa. And you know, usually when I'm gonna ask something like that, or if he does get stepped out a little bit, you know what's in place? immediately. But guess what? workers quite
for the first time.
And the prophesize on says,
Yes, I did say I did see a dream. And he said, Did you see a dream that we're going to make it this year? He said no, I saw a dream that will make hij I never said this year.
I never said what? This year
everybody else might even start getting the thought that the Prophet has been lied to. or that they have been lied to by the prophet mother law. But the prophets lie some knows. You know what my calculations lie to me. I was lied to by my assumption. My assumption that I will make hudge is the lemons this year. You understand? A level say he'll send us help.
Well, I'll unnecessarily reveal the timetable for that help. Know the nature of that help. No. Right. We're only human. When you use a dream. What's his assumption? He means what? This year she's dreaming act on it right away, right. So he asks
Right away. Think about use of honey, Sam, and his dream that his brothers are going to do such that
they're going to be humbled before him.
When he's asleep, getting beat up in the marketplace, being sold in the marketplace like a goat. Do you think he feels like his dream is coming true?
You think when he's serving inside an Egyptian ministers house, he feels like he feels like his dream is coming true. You think when he's writing in silence inside a jail cell, he feels like his dream is coming true. There's a promise from Allah.
But the thought might be, what is it going to come? Right, and you start your thoughts start creating your own timetable. Maybe it's gonna happen this way.
But it doesn't turn out that way. Maybe it's gonna happen now. And it doesn't turn out that way. And it doesn't turn out that way. So even the messengers at some point started thinking that they have been lied to lied to by what their own their own hopes that this is how the help of Allah will come. Or this is when the help of Allah will come. Not that Allah lie to them.
But their their hopes have lied to them of how Allah has helped will be men executed. And that's pretty devastating, too. I know a lot in life, but I was, I don't want to ever lie to me. But I was really hoping to help would come right now.
That false assumption lied to me that, that, that that faith that I developed, that it will come in this way and at this hour has lied to me. I know
that they were lied to even the messenger started losing. And when you do that, even though I have I still have faith in a loss promise, it's been dented.
I feel hurt. That didn't happen. I was really putting all my hope in it right. And so when that happens, that's when the lessons has helped john no sooner.
It says if Allah x allows his messengers to experience the pain of disappointment,
and then says, Now I'll let you taste the sweetness of relief.
But the sweetness of relief just wouldn't taste as sweet. If you didn't experience the pain of disappointment first.
You need to develop the appetite for relief.
Man tell somebody who's been lying in a hospital bed for two years, when they walk out and breathe fresh air for the first time, the joy of walking that they feel and the annoyance you feel that you have to walk all the way to the trash deposit to throw the trash out. It's still the same act of walking, but they were relieved from something. And that's the most joyous experience of their life just walking. Just walking.
Somebody who's colorblind you ever see those people are colorblind and they developed special glasses for them. They can see color for the first time.
You being able to see I want to wake up houses leaving. They see for the first time they're overwhelmed with joy. Because when you're deprived of something, and then a light gives it to you, then the joys are then you appreciate the priceless gift that it was allows help comes but he wants you to taste the sweetness of what it is. So we allow you and so he then in this last reading, he allows his messengers to taste such deep disappointment where even they start thinking that they've been lied to by under under and let me read this to you now.
for someone to be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam without bueno Imani. Will it mean Anisha can be in Mota the prophets lie Selim name that stayed between we I know I believe in my head, but the calmness I should the relaxation I should feel in my heart because of my faith. Sometimes I don't feel that relaxation. That state can be a doubt to be here in Malta but like giving life to the dead in the story of Ibrahim Ali Islam, whether whether you call and not based on this exact principle It can be said to be nicely fit Daniela shuksan kya Kunal Shah smoke Minh and be in Jersey, that the promise that aid from Allah is coming in this life made to a person it could be that the person
believes that this help will come well I can call the attorney buku fee. But his heart is still disturbed because it hasn't come yet familiar to my Inu and the heart is not calm. It's not it's not tranquil for your Kunal for water let me know one and then this lack of calmness can start becoming a thought and the who could give that his heart might feel that it's not gonna happen. Yeah, I know in my brain it's gonna happen but it feels like it's not
us you understand the difference? I know your promise is true, but I feel like I Why do I feel like it's not gonna happen? Why do I feel hopeless? Why am I getting starting to get that feeling for Shaku Ave Anna who couldn't get even when Baba had that, that doubt even is actually can can be considered a carrier and that's what this last reading is. And the hongkou for Now listen to this for in the home labuda A Nutella Bhima who acts Roman danik and they are definitely going to be tested with more than that for a lawsuit so they should not lose hope in
Tulu, when they are when they were to be tested, we are now Muna Cody tullia, Manitoba hydro main home and believer should know that those who are much better than them are tested with much worse.
So whenever we're tested, then maybe we should know that our faith gets put to the test and our hearts get put to the test. And we get, we get to taste close to hopelessness. And we get to start feeling like the promise won't come true. Relief won't come from Allah, we start holding on to those ideas or start those ideas start casting a shadow on our hearts, because maybe allows origin wants us to taste a glimpse of that hopelessness. So we can when we grasp when we get that hope from Allah, and we get the word of Allah coming and giving us relief, that we find that joy in it that we wouldn't have found otherwise. And he wants us to experience this difficulty.
So the other is, you know, when they lost hope, there was nothing specified last hoping What?
Right? And so the idea that when allies help comes it will come from places where you couldn't even imagine it will come from any any of the doors that allies might open. So finally, as I close this up, whether you want to do that sooner, Alan Coleman, what do you mean, I already explained this when I was opening up the first interpretation. One thing I skipped was for new Jia Manisha has also been read for noon g Manisha we rescue whoever we want, we rescue whoever we want. And the other reading is new German Nasha, which is whoever we want was rescued. So the passive form whoever we want, was rescued, or we rescue whoever we want.
Both of those are plausible readings and have been found with a lot a lot. They're established in our tradition. So based on that, just one comment about rescue from Alaska and while you do Botswana, I mean, you know, messengers are outnumbered.
their followers are outnumbered, and they're on the verge of being killed most of the time. Right? Things are getting really bad and they're on the verge of being killed. But look at this ayah instead of them fearing for themselves, they're losing hope that these people are going to be destroyed. The reality is messengers are actually never really in danger.
The reality is the people that deny the messengers are always in danger. That's the reality. And their messengers and believers are not going to be the ones that need rescuing.
It's the people who didn't believe in them that will wish they had rescue.
They're the ones that need a rescue. It's not Moosa who needs rescue. It's pheromone who needs rescue. You see how Quran reverse engineers are thoughts about power and weakness. The one who has emaan is safe. And the one who has suffered is in need of rescue.
The one who has the man has protection. And under the cafe de la la Mola, home and those who disbelieve have no protector over them whatsoever. Your eyes can deceive you, your eyes can make you look like the believer has no protection, the disbeliever has all the power, it can look like that. But you will have to and I will have to decide we'll be looking at this reality from the lens of the world. Or when we look at this reality from the lens of our eemaan who is actually in trouble and who's actually in power.
Until molana, in control meaning You are the supreme if in fact you have true faith. If you're in a real state of faith, you can have the highest palaces in the world, the mightiest military in the world, the mightiest oppressive regimes in the world, but you are weak before Allah. And the one who has nothing is mighty over you and has over you in the sight of Allah. This is the this is the eyesight of a believer the inside of a believer whether you're up to bat sunanda COVID Muslim in an hour war will not be turned away from criminal people. Now a lot of people in social media have commented and asked me to comment on what's going on in France. Among other things previously, when
incidents like this erupt, then I'm asked to make comments about it. And I have been very, I've been very disturbed by what's happened.
It's yet another episode of something we've seen over and over and over again. I've seen episodes like this, about the degradation of Allah's Messenger of Allah Himself of the Quran of Islam, of people we consider sacred. And I've seen this for since I became conscious of being a Muslim. So this is not this is not something new, and it's still not something I'm desensitized to. It still burns, it still hurts. It still stabs the same way it does the first time you hear about it. And I refuse to speak about a subject without having given real thought to it. Where we're Muslim. And you know what that means where people find out that you don't why don't you apply your intellect? We
think before we speak, we don't just speak out of emotion. We analyze something and we control our rage and our temper and we
We respond and we respond in a way that's pleasing to Allah and and in line with this legacy of His Messenger, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. And it really just as deeply sad as it makes me, it makes me really get lost in thought, how do we respond to this? How do we think about this? What are the Muslim supposed to think about this? I mean, we can't just keep resorting to weak answers, or hot air answers. Enough hot air, you can write, you can make posts in all caps, it doesn't change how the world works.
You know, you can make memes.
Yeah, and a bunch of people are virtually angry.
What does that do? What does that do?
We have an Intel, I will dedicate this week's call back to this subject. But we have a lot has gifted us with the most powerful document that brought about change in human history. He gave it between our hands, give us
what transformed the human mind, like nothing ever did in the world. civilizational history, the Koran, the word of Allah Himself, light. That's what he gave us. And we don't know how to respond to a situation. If there's anyone who knows how to respond to a situation, it should be us.
If there's anyone who should know how to think about something, it should be the people of thought that were told it taught to think from a lie himself
should be those people, that should be the most thoughtful of all.
But when I look at the way we respond,
I just it just evidences to me that we're not, we're just not understanding what we have. Or maybe I'm not understanding what we have. So it makes me really step back and think, what are we doing? How are we thinking?
You know, I want to look deep inside myself. And really question just even my own experience last 20 years, last 20 to 23 years of seeing this over and over again.
And trying to grab my NFC, I've heard all the responses, all the reactions that we've had. And I'm going to look at all of them again. So what is the low on from you and me when something like this happens?
And it can't be mostly what we see. It's got to be something deeper than that. So I'm not claiming that I have the answers, or that I have the solution to the problems of the oma, I do not.
But as a student of the Quran, it is frustrating that we don't turn to Allah 's book as much as we should. That that does frustrate me. That does make me sad. We're the ones that have she fought with the Murphy salute healing for what lies in the chest. Think about that i Allah gave us what heals what's inside the chest is not the chest of a believer hurting when they see something like that.
He says his word has healing in it.
So I pray that I'm able to articulate something that really reflects at least a glimpse of what Allah has revealed. And what his messengers legacy represents. In this week's called bus, I pray that Allah gives me clarity of thought and, and speech and being able to do so. But in the meantime, while I'm giving these noodles, some people write angry posts, like, why aren't you discussing France? Let me tell you something. Unless this place is burning down, I'm going to keep teaching Quran.
And if this place does burn down, I'll find a parking lot somewhere in the Koran.
And it doesn't matter what's happening in the world. So long as the lead is giving me ability and opportunity. I will teach Quran because you know what these situations will come and go, these matters will come and go. But the word of Allah is here to stay.
I still have a bit of a photographic memory.
So I can respond to those things. That's fine. But I'll never stop doing this. If Allah wills and I pray Allah keeps me firm on that commitment that I want to learn this book and I want to share what it says. That's it. It's as simple as that. You want me you like me to do other things? That's cool. I'll try. But I know what I must do. For myself. What I feel is my calling and that's this, and I'm going to do it.
So I'm not sorry. barakallahu li walakum Hakeem when if I knew what he
was, Okay, I gotta run