Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an exhaustive analysis of Ayat number 102 of Surah Al Baqarah. This Ayat was revealed at the time when black magic became popular and widely practiced, and this was during the time of Sulaiman (AS). many opinions have emanated about the reason for the revelation of this verse as is listed below:
- The Jews thought that Sulaiman (AS) was associated with sorcery and magic. The Quran made sure to deny such vile allegations against Sulaiman (AS).
- These verses condemn the Jews for indulging in black magic themselves.
- Seeing the results of black magic, ignorant people began to confuse its effects with the miracles of the Prophets AS which was unacceptable.
Magic had become a source of misguidance, and Allah sent two angels, Harut and Marut, to inform people about its true nature and its different forms so that people could distinguish it from the miracles of the Prophets. The angels informed the people what they should be careful about and what they should avoid. Many other results can be deduced from this powerful Ayat and warrants an intent listen in order to fully fathom the gravity of the verse.
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Emily Sania Gokhale al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Rasool Allah, Allah Allah He was a big pain, Mama bad. Once again, everybody is salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We're going to start in Sharla, with a little bit of conversation about magic itself in the Psalms view on magic. There are two basic points of view on the subject that are a little bit contradictory to each other. But I feel compelled to share both of them with you. One point of view suggests that there is, in fact, such a thing as magic, it has a certain effect on people, people can get, you know, a spell on them, or somebody who's done some kind of, and magic involves the use of gin. And it
involves the use of, you know, incantations calling upon shelties, etc, etc, and getting them to do make someone feel disturbed, lose their sleep, destroy a family, you know, this kind of stuff. That's one view. This view doesn't necessarily have concrete evidence in the Quran and Sunnah. It's kind of like a, almost an assumed reality, because in so many traditions, the idea of someone being possessed, or having a spell on them was prevalent. And even the Arabs use the word Majnoon, someone taken over by a gin and see her and magic and you see that even like the Quran will talk about the magicians of Iran and things like that, right. Another view, however, is that there is no such thing
as actual magic, that magic are combined, even assured in Islam, in his view, that there is such a thing as psychological manipulation. And some people are very, very good at
kind of sensing that you're the kind of person they know you really well, and they kind of look at you and say, you're gonna wake up late tomorrow
And you do have red eyes.
And then you wake up late tomorrow, and he's like, how did he? Oh my God, he's amazing. What else you probably didn't brush your teeth. Like it's unbelievable. How does he is wearing a gas mask? That's why cuz you smell like how you smell so.
So the idea is they actually they're psychologically very apt very adept. They can read people's like, there are people who can actually tell a lot about you just by your facial expressions, right? That's a science. There are people who can be like human lie detectors, for instance. And they can sense nervous and some great salespeople can actually make a sale, they can sell you anything. They've got like, like, you know, Tony Robbins, if you're familiar, this guy, interesting philosophy, right? He says, basically, psychology is nothing but behavior, patterns of behavior. There's just only so many patterns. If you understand the patterns, you see somebody behaving a
certain way, you know, is that pattern I can manipulate him this way. I can tell him this or this or this or this or this, you know, you can walk into and sometimes salespeople, for example, are master magicians, because you walk in saying I'm not spending a penny over my budget.
And you walk out three times your budget.
And you actually feel guilty not making the sale. Like he makes you owe him nothing. But you feel guilty. Are you really gonna leave right now?
So you see, boss, I'm doing everything for you.
Yeah, I'm doing everything I can. I'm talking about boss, I'm talking about manager. You know?
She's just gonna leave. You just start Okay. Oh, sorry. Yes, take my take my leg to like.
So one element of magic is what Quran even says, What starhub womb Quran says about the magician's of the pharaoh that they instill fear and manipulation into people. In other words, they're psychologically very manipulative, very, like cunning, and they prey on people that are, let's just say not the sharpest tools in the shed. They're a little simplistic, easy to take advantage of, in order to say bully log. See, these are the log right there. Just take advantage of them. That's one kind of
Another kind of magic is actually the use of hallucinogens, and
chemicals and different psychological like, impactful sounds like they'll have like drops of blood and this and that and smoke came out. But you don't know that the smoke is actually a hallucinogen. So you inhaled a little bit of it. And now you're seeing stuff like I see it. I, I seen, I told you, yeah, I don't you know, I'm flying. Yes, you are flying, you know, what you don't know, there's a little bit of too much spice in the thing, you know, they spike your stuff. And so they use chemicals and other kinds of drugs. And this has been happening for like, like centuries, it's not something that just happened now. It's been happening for centuries. And of course, the the last
kind of it is like a sleight of hand. You know, like you Hi yellow Anahata selected magicians of the pharaoh are described when they made the, you know, when the staffs turned into snakes, their their, their ropes and their rods turned into snakes alive and says, they were successfully able to make it appear as though they're moving. You see, they were able to do illusion, they were masters of illusion, right? And so, you know, like people pulling quarters out of the year and stuff like that, I feel those tricks. And so that these are the three kind of international qualifies them as these three kinds of magic, the sleight of hand, visual kind of stuff, chemical, biological manipulation
type stuff and psychological manipulation. Right. And then it works on what kind of people gullible people, you know, the kinds of people that go to like, talk shows, and sit in the audience. Yes, it's true. Oh my god, like those kinds of people. I come on over here, I'm going to saw you and have, you know, that that kind of thing. So that's the view that it when I shoot and it's lucky Asahi, mala, mala have, and it's kind of like there's no such thing as magic at all. On the other side, there is Oh my god, someone's gonna say Hold on, you need to get Rukia done for like a day straight. And I see I still see the effects of it. There's a gentle nuke I can clearly see it I can
see it from your eyes. And what that and this view kind of rejects this whole notion of gins possessing and all of it and even even like Shia colavita, mala, for example, or mela, protect him. He even says things like, you know what? The word of Allah is the most powerful thing. How can you know even some people have argued that the prophet SAW Selim himself was taken over or effected by magic at some point because of Libya famous narration of Labib. Right. And it's founded Buhari, but I asked my teacher about it. I asked Dr. Ackerman about it. He said, No, I actually, I think there are problems in the narration, I don't accept it. He from a principled point of view says the
Prophet cannot be affected by magic. He can't be his key carries the Quran the most powerful word in existence and the purest heart in existence, it can't be you know. So, so there are these problematic like narrations in between now what what am I at this point? I think I can't tell you that I have a definitive definitive conclusion about my view on magic, but I will show you where I understood how far I understand at this point.
There are there are there is an element to psychology and the human spirit. That's beyond what Freud and these people have been able to figure out. Okay, we are we have an unseen thing inside us called otowa. Right? The human beings have an unseen element to them. And we do have some things that are beyond science. in us. We have something called like Allah calls it Basilan right insight. The Prophet would call it alarm like, you know, there are all of revelation has discontinued except dreams. There are some people who see true dreams they see and like themselves being in a car accident three days before they're in a car accident. And happens that's a reality. In other words,
there is this other world, the world you can call it the world of the knifes the world of the ruler. Okay? Now the thing is the way I like to look at it, I think this makes a lot of sense. Is somebody him i atina philosopy Rafi unforseen Allah says, we'll show them our miracles in the skies and in themselves. The thing is human beings when they came on this earth, they were seeking to learn justice. That's the human story. Right everywhere humanity has been, we're just trying to learn, learn about the world around us learn about the dirt that we walk on, learn about the rock, learn about the tree, learn learn. And and there are two kinds of learning. Human beings wanted to learn
about the world around them. And they wanted to learn about the world inside of them.
Their own self self exploration. Now the thing is, when humanity started exploring dirt,
the earth we discovered something, we discovered that it actually has a lot of power.
It has the power to produce
the microphone, the camera, the internet, airplanes, satellites, all of this stuff.
stuff, if you talk to somebody from 400 years ago, and talk to them that I will be speaking, and people on the other end of the world will be able to see me and hear me at the same exact time.
What will they call that?
Now, if you if they saw this happen, what would they call it? This is magic. This is magic, what you and I do with our cell phones, the fact that we can capture an image and share it with the world, the fact that we we take a piece of metal and fly in the air with it, and look down on the cities we live in.
From above the clouds. For any other moment in human history, this will be called what? Magic there is no other way of putting it. In other words, I'm not talking in the literal sense, I'm talking in the literary sense, and the figurative sense, what we've been able to do by exploring the world is nothing short of magic. It's magical, what we what technology has been able to do, what human exploration of the Earth has been able to do, yes.
But there are two worlds, there's the world outside of us. And there's a world inside of us, another world inside of us. Buddhists explore it. Hindu sages explore it. Muslims explored Sufi scholars explore it, you have philosophers that have explored it, you have, you know, Christians that have explored it, there have been people virtually from every tradition that have explored what is going on, inside the study of you can call it the spirit or psychology or whatever it may be. And the more you discover it, just like there are incredible powers outside. There seem to be also incredible powers where inside, you may have heard of things like hypnosis, or mind control type stuff, or
making you see things that aren't really there and all kinds of weird stuff. And it's not even stuff that happens just for Muslims. Like you'll see people like oh, and conversions and stuff, and like on Christian TV, once you see it, and not all of it is acting, some of it's pretty clearly fake, because they're like, Hey, you know,
but there's some real stuff. And I'm like, what, how are they able to do that, and Muslims are doing it, and Christians are doing it in Buddhist habit. And everybody's doing this, like strange self control, mind, Lee psychedelic type stuff, why there may be some reality to it. And whoever explores it may find some power in it. It's not a religious exploration, it just, it's something a lot created, that has a lot of power. And when you focus on it, and you study it, and you explore it, you'll discover some things, there is an element of reality to it, from what I can tell, there is such a thing. Now, the point of the ayah is going to be to shape our worldview of how do we think of
that kind of magic, the magic that can manipulate people, the magic that can change your heart towards somebody, you know, if there is such a thing, in any company, anybody can do it. If anybody can learn it, just like anybody can learn. You don't have to be a Muslim to learn physics. Because it's just what Allah created and you learn it, you can learn how it works. So the knifes is not something alone he created for Muslims, anybody can learn it. And anybody has learned it. As a matter of fact, a lot of these people that read your palm are telling you your future or this or that the ones in the Muslim world are no different than the ones that are in the Hindu world. And
they're no different than the ones that are on Wall Street. They're not any they're not really that different at all. Right? So the AI is going to shape our view on the history of this and how we're supposed to look at it. And it's gonna have some some very insightful things to offer us. So let's begin. Allah says whatever Oh, and they followed.
This is a continuation from the previous hire, what did they throw behind their backs? Do you remember?
April through doctorado behind their backs, this was the Quran behind their backs the book of Allah, they threw behind their backs and when they threw that behind their backs, what did the population follow? They followed other these cultish, occult, mystical, you know, divinations omens, give me something I can do like, you know how many Muslims who don't have any exposure to prod? They've been Muslim for centuries. Muslim families in places like Pakistan, for example, how many mothers go to some saint guy who does some potion thing and they wrap it around their arm because they want to have a son?
Right? They get into this stuff because they left the book. When you leave the real book, you have to get into this other stuff.
What about umatilla shayateen. They followed what the devils used to follow and recite what the devils used to chant. Now the phrase here is Allah will kill a man. And the phrase Allah will kill a man is important to note because
Allah is saying that these these are this may have been adversarial. In other words, against the kingdom of Solomon. They said they have all this magic. He has all this magic. Even though that was the divine miracle. We wanted to
So Allah can be looked at as against the kingdom of Solomon, they follow the devils in trying to oppose the kingdom of Solomon. Others say Allah Wilkie Solomon is actually calling on invoking the kingdom of Solomon, meaning, oh, dark force, give me what Solomon has or something, you know, I'm going Star Wars on you, but whatever. You know, the idea that they invoke Solomon's Kingdom when we want a piece of that, and that's actually been used, and it's found in a lot of their incantations that they call upon the kingdom of Solomon, right? Not so poor Solomon himself, he said, um, but they misuse what he was given. And think that it was magic right now that Lou the present tense in
the Iowa Theobroma tattoo, shelter, you know, what the devils recite, recited and continue to recite. In other words, those magic practices and calling on Solomon existed then and still exist. Now I was talking to Jeff Schaffer of the NASA because he had been a part of a few cases of people being affected by Sahara and things like that, and you know,
you know, some gin possession type stuff and he told me that, you know, on a number of occasions he's found whatever, whoever leaves this like I have Quran written backwards or strange devilish symbols and things like that. Solomon is mentioned here in there somewhere necessarily, like they still do it. Even the Muslims who get into this cultish devilish stuff, they still do this this this kind of stupid stuff anyway, and and invoke his poor name. So Allah says, well, Micah, Solomon, Solomon himself hadn't done any gopher
thing Why are you throwing Why are you dragging his name into this? You know you you've through other prophets name and dragged other prophets name in the mud and you're accusing him of being the head sorcerer of all sorcerers. He didn't do any Cofer at all. Well, I can assure Athena cafaro However, it's the devils. They're the ones that had done gopher. They're the ones that had done. In fact, the disbelievers now this shell team has mentioned twice. The first time was the what the what the devils followed. And now the devils are the ones in fact that disbelieved.
One opinion that's also interesting is that the first devils is Jen's
and the second Devil's is the human beings that used to get whispers from those genes and then they used to follow it and they do Cofer because human genes Shelton can be human beings and children can be genes. Okay, well, Micah, Solomon, well, I can assure Tina cafaro because otherwise, there's no point of saying Shelton did cofactors have been obviously to cover verses 13 of the human beings. That did gopher. Now that explains further How did they do gopher? Now they learn this stuff from the gyms and what did they do you and the moon and as they thought they continuously continue taught and now still teach people magic. And another meaning of magic is what deception.
Another meaning of magic is deception. And now you get to the part that's really peculiar. They taught people magic, and I'll translate first, in a rough way. They taught people magic and what was sent down on the two angels ad in Babylon, how to turn modeled.
So they taught people magic, and they also taught what was sent down to the two angels. By the way, if something is sent down to angels, who is it going to be sent down by
it will be sent by Allah. It's revelation. And if they're angels, they can only be learning something good or bad. Something good.
And now we're learning that people they used to teach people magic, but they also used to teach people or people also used to follow what was given to the angels harlowton modeled and obviously was given to the angels harlowton model has to be revelation.
The question then became, according to some of them, maybe there is a difference between good magic and bad magic and a lot of thought, good magic to the angels, maybe good magic to counter the effects of the bad magic that the children were teaching. But still, the angels were being taught magic according to some I don't find that convincing at all. The reason I don't find that convincing is here Allah did not use the word say here the second time he says, They taught people they followed what people what the devils taught them, which was magic, and they also followed what was sent down.
Instead of saying also the magic that was given to hollow tomorrow is separated with the word mites made ambiguous. Something was sent down to how Luton modeled but clearly it is not what magic. It's not magic. Now.
What is it is law he offers a good explanation I find it very convincing.
He offers the explanation and in order to understand it, I'll take a step back.
Do us and I've got in Islam. There is like a little scar like Subhanallah there are prayers for Allah forgiving you on Judgement Day, easing you entering you into gentlemen there it was like that. Yes.
But then there are certain laws that protect you when you walk into your home.
There are certain laws that protect you when you walk into the bathroom. There are certain laws that secure your risk.
There are certain dogs that are used when you're sick. Aren't there dogs for these things? So there are those that are the benefit of them is in your afterlife. And there are other dogs, which clearly in the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophecy center have a benefit we're in this life. So you want security when you're driving? What do you do? You recite the prayer of travel and you drive your car.
And there are for a lot of these doors, the prophets I said, I would even say, this is why you should make this law, it will protect you, it will secure you. In other words, by the way, when you make that draw, and you walk into the bathroom, you don't see any kind of lasers fire off and like, but in the world of the unseen clearly something has happened. Clearly shelties have been removed from the equation, angels have descended something has happened, because of the words you said. Now when because of words you say, changes happen in the unseen. You can from a disbelievers point of view. You can also call that what
you can also call that magic, right? We call it the effect of the law,
the effect of the law, there are of God that you're supposed to do that help you like for example, we recite the last
mile with attain the spirit in our hand, you wipe it over our bodies and we go to sleep so none of the profits is no it protects you, it protects you. And even the words of the prophets I said of our Kelly Mattila hitam There's our only realize seek refuge in Allah. But there's also I seek refuge in the words of Allah. Meaning the words of Allah also have the power of offering what refuge but you'll notice the common thing and theme and all of these words when when there's a worldly effect, it has to do with protection.
Every time every time there's a worldly effect of of a thicker it has to do with protection, some kind of you know is the other is done or other isn't from Allah offers his protection in some way or the other. It seems to be the case that these angels were given a car. And in the context, it seems they would, they would also they would first learn magic from where Sheltie then they get messed up. Now they're seeing nightmares they see shouting everywhere. They can't go to sleep. They're getting jitters now what have they got to do?
They got Can I make a dog? Can I do some Rokia to fix this? So where do they go for that?
teach me that. So it's like you're gonna do the drugs. You're gonna you're gonna you're gonna mess yourself up and then take the medicine and mess yourself up and take the medicine.
So now they come to how Luton Moutinho tomorrow say we're just a test in our national fitness on Fela taco we are just a test. Don't disbelieve What does that mean? First of all, the entire Quran is actually a fitna
the entire Quran fitna not in a bad sense. It's a very difficult what test? Is the Quran misused?
Yeah, absolutely. And it's effective for some people. The Quran is a fitna for some people. They're saying we're teaching you something good. But don't do. Don't, don't misuse it.
Don't take this thing that's supposed to help your mind and turn it into copper. Now, let me explain to you how people do that. How do people do that? When you get over obsessed with magic and undoing magic, and which ticker should I do? And how many times should I resign? and How many times should I blow and do this and do this and you do this over and over and all the time you know what happens? You stop believing that a law protects you.
Over time, overindulgence in this stuff, and you start believing that these words protect you or this, this chant protects you, or this amulet protects you, this stuff protects you, and your reliance on the law starts decreasing and your reliance on these words starts increasing.
This is when the religion changes from a religion we had brought you to Allah to a religion of charms and omens and chance it becomes a different religion.
For some people in this oma today, the religion that brought you to Allah is only today a religion of some words that you say, for protection for this for this for this for this, this is all a religion became. And when that's all the religion becomes that is actually what
that's called. Don't let that happen to your religion. Yes, this protection is there. But this is not all there is to the religion. And when you start your entire worldview changes when you get obsessed with this stuff. You fail an exam, you're like Sheltie, Amanda Shelton Gabby, somebody just fell on me. What should I do for the next exam? Like, look, I gotta, you know, and you've got this thing and you got the Akuma beads around you and like Street Fighter reference. got like, all kinds of stuff going on, to protect yourself or to do better. Or you know, you got into a fight with your husband, somebody who's done or somebody and say, hold on. No, you. You went crazy. You threw a jug
of water at him. That's not magic.
It's a gash on his head.
But somebody must have done say hell. What can I do? Somebody gets a little bit depressed if
somebody gets a little upset Oh, it's
now you start seeing magic everywhere man. And when you start seeing magic everywhere, you don't see a law. You don't see a law as the most valuable as Bob are their own folk. I've
got a buddy in the law coalition caddied, that starts going away. And you start seeing somebody magic had this effect. Somebody has magical Data Facts of
what a horrible thing to happen to a believer that just artificially the name of Islam is there, but everything else underneath is gone. The angels would say to them, we are nothing but a fitna don't disbelieve. Allah saying you develop the legend of truth and morals. And you develop these mythical stories. Here's what actually happened. They didn't and one of the other readings of your element or mountains, mela kamy babila Hello, tomorrow. Do you know what it is? They taught people the devil's taught people magic and it wasn't Santa haruta marudhar all
the mark would be man afia. In other words, that transition will be no it wasn't sent to them at all. What are you talking about? How you didn't teach magic? They taught something else instead. completely different. And what they taught was a fitna too. Now this happens with Islam, yes or no with Quran yes or no.
You know, people have like amulets of like, Alif laam, Meem, cough high inside, he has seen some police officer pulls them over. And they're like, oh, hindsight, hindsight, hindsight, hindsight. And the officer goes, alright, be careful this, I'm just giving you a warning this time, like, works every time. You know, k h, y, you know, I don't know how you do it, Apostrophe S.
silly stuff. Now, the thing that I love, the mindset that I'd like you to have so far is as follows.
A person has a job, they get a job and you know, the boss gives them three tasks. Okay? And he says, If you can do this job, there are some benefits.
There are some benefits I'll give you like health insurance or give me this that the other? These are the benefits for the job. If a person doesn't do their job,
and only wants to know what
the benefits are they going to keep their job. Are they considered an employee are they expelled from the job? They expel they are fired, dishonorably discharged, whatever you call it. They can't keep that job. The Quran did not come to hang in your rear view Rear View window or to sit in your dashboard. The IRS did not come so that they can undo your magic
or to get the Gru that's our Quran came Why did Quran come
but I'm came to guide humanity or I'm came to teach you the difference between right and wrong. The Quran came to connect you to Allah. The Quran came to teach you what the prophets that came before and to teach you respect for them to crime to prepare you for the day of judgment when you meet a lot. That's why the Quran came, the Quran came so you can reflect in it and ponder in it that Allah Kentucky loon, they had the Bharati, not Lee earthecho. So they could do Rukia
that's how I came, it came to give you guidance. If you take it as guidance and you live by its guidance, it also offers you what protection that is an added benefit. That is not the goal of the Quran, it is an added benefit of the Quran. Now,
if your only relationship with the Quran has to do with the added benefit, then you have denied the goal of the Quran. And when you deny the role, the essential purpose of the Quran that is what you call God.
That's what you call God. The angels are saying I'm teaching you something good. But you might take this good and turn it into what do you understand this point? There's a very heavy point I'm making here. It's a very subtle point, but a very important one for Muslims to understand. Because if you get into this stuff, there's no getting out. There's just no getting out for your mood. I mean, Homer, this is amazing language. And last they learned they can and they continue to learn from both of them. Meaning haruta marut ma euphoric una de bien el mar e Versace. Now, let me tell you the translation and you'll get one impression. When I explain it, you'll get another impression. The
translation might be they learn from both of them what they use to cause division between men and men and wife.
Okay, that seems to suggest that what they learned can cause division between men and wife but actually Allah did not say, fire to Allah Muna men who mama you Federico bainer he was he he? They learned from them what divides men and wife. Actually, Allah says they learned from them what they use to cause division between men and wife. In other words, it should have been used for good
And now they started using it for that how, when you learn of God, if you've seen people that are into this kind of occult, magics sorcery kind of thing in the Muslim world, you know what they do, they'll take it out of Koran, things of the prophecies and write them in reverse put Shelton's names in there and devils in this in that and drawings and stuff. It's kooky looking stuff, but it's actually convoluted sacred literature manipulated and mutilated.
They take the scar from the angels,
then they mutilate them and try to turn them into chance.
And they think it's gonna use to, it's gonna work because it's gonna, you know, because this, in its normal form was supposed to bring love between husband and wife, but now that we're doing it in reverse, it's gonna separate husband and wife.
And they're really convinced it's gonna work.
And some people think it is gonna work.
Because they don't think.
And then, what does the law say? If you really think they're gonna and by the way, you found the corner is the present tense? Yeah.
Let me know for Roku v. It was only the difference between the past tense in the present tense is huge, rhetorically, if I say for example, I taught you.
I taught you is a done.
It's done. I accomplished it.
If I say I'm teaching you, or I teach you, is it done? No, it actually even suggests I'm trying to teach you.
But I haven't I there's no guarantee that I succeed or not the present tense here we means they try to make division between husband and wife not that they do. They just try to do it. And then Allah says, whether it succeeded succeeded or not. What's the next comment? Let me tell you how it works. Well, my home de la Rena Beeman hadn't, they're not going to be harming eight. Nobody, not a single person is ever going to be harmed by them.
It's not how it works. You don't just do some whatever you do,
and blow on some candles and take a voodoo doll and stick needles in it. And somebody else's like Oh, no.
You can't harm anybody elaborative Mila, except when except by Allah's permission. In other words, if a law allows someone will be harmed, if a law allows someone will not be humble, that's not because what you're doing, it's only because Allah is allowing
unless taking the matter back to himself subhanho wa Taala, not to these omens. And so what is the reality of it and what are they able to do with this stuff? The reality of it is whether Allah Muna, Maya, Roma and fowl,
they learn what harms them and doesn't benefit them. So they they do this stuff, they learn the stuff to harm somebody else. Allah says they're only harming themselves, and they do this stuff to gain some make some gain. Allah says you're not gaining anything from this. You're not making any gains with this. Don't manipulate the religion. There are people that are Muslims, we're into magic stuff.
And are Muslims that are into gin possession and gin calling and
just absurd, stupid stuff. Stay away from this nonsense. Stay away from it. This is what happens to people in this ayah Why is this important? Why is it like the golden rule for all of this stuff? This happened to those people when they got away from their work.
That's when this happened. If you're into this stuff, it's only because what's happened to you. You've gotten away from the book. Come back to the book alone. Protect yourself
alone. Well, you know Allah azza wa jal, he gave this book. He says Chi Minh will interview them in June he was the head of tada about Akita Luma la comida para la vida de Kalamata, well, Anthony de mundo de volta hada you will not find other than this book itself any of the protection. Come back to Quran there's no better refuge than Quran itself. Give it its do, give it what it wants from you and it will give you what more than what you ever asked for. Quran will give you more than what you asked for, don't go after its benefits go after its rights fulfill the rights of the Quran. And Quran will give you benefits. This is how it works. So whether Allah Muna, Maya baramulla and
wellacre Alamo. And these, the sad thing is, these were Muslims of the time, the new law minister, whoever buys into this stuff, whoever buys it, man who
is not gonna get out a single piece of the afterlife.
They're not going to get anything in the afterlife. By the way, people who get into this stuff, every time they get into this stuff. It's never anything they want for the afterlife. But as somebody learned this stuff, these chants these, tell me this vichara that they can that I can do for manipulate or whatever. It's I want someone to marry me or I want somebody to get divorced or I want something. That's all they want. That's really all they want. And notice of all the others.
The horns, they could have been mentioned, what was mentioned, to try to cause division between man and wife.
Why? Because that's a product of jealousy. Some woman says that should have been my husband.
You know, or some man says that should have been my wife. I want them to get divorced. Or some some mother says, How did she get to marry my son?
You know, how did they get to get my daughter? I want my daughter back. And then they go to these crazy cycles and say, What can you do? And so now, this idea of purchasing, it's taking us back, we learned already about purchasing, whether collembola Ministero because we learned before they purchase to save themselves. And now like saying whatever they bought, and whoever purchased Waddington magic became a consumer of it. They have nothing to gain in the ACA will have so much shadow behind for sound. And actually, they didn't buy anything. All they did is sell themselves. They sold and literally the phrase sell yourself to the devil.
You remember the biblical phrase, they sold themselves to magic.
Right? Look at how the Quran talks to them in their language. They have it in their book. This is why it's musante Kalima, when he confirms what they have. They have exactly this phrasing unless it's how horrible it is what they sold themselves, by the way, besides us when someone's very angry. What a terrible thing you've done.
There's a lot of anger at the end and alarm on top of that, and what did the Bible say there? they incur the wrath of God. When I beat someone shot over here and force How low can we add the only known in these last 10 minutes, what I want to share with you about this is something just marvelous. This ayah is a, like a pinnacle of oral literature by itself. From a literary perspective, this is remarkable. It's made up of 10 sentences. Okay? It's made up of 10 sentences. And the first two sentences and the last two sentences correspond with each other.
And if there are two in the beginning and two at the end, what do you have left in the middle?
Six, which are actually two sets of three. So there's two in the beginning, two at the end, then three and then the corresponding three it's a perfect symmetry. The other thing that's really amazing about this is this idea is that the entire thing is pairs. The entire thing if you notice if you go to the beginning,
what about Mata Lucia? No other monkey Suleiman what two what two characters are mentioned Shelton and Sullivan? In the next sentence, or mokara? Suleiman will initiate EDA governor Shelton came up and Sullivan came up so Solomon is twice Shelton or twice now you learn you only Muna NASA says they teach people magic Walmart you undermine him in a HUD Skipper sentence and you find and they didn't teach anyone teaching occurs twice. Sullivan was mentioned twice. shelf intervention type twice, teaching as mentioned twice with Vita Allah Muna vinho Mama euphotic una de manos. He was he he skipped an area where the alumina Maya Roma my land fell home learning as mentioned twice,
teaching is so Solomonic twice, share dinner twice, teaching is twice learning is twice then you go on one after the Alamo they knew the I ns low can we are alone in the last few sentences knowing is twice
because Alamo low can we alone and then buying and selling twice the traders twice will manage Tara who will be semi shut over here for some twice the whole idea is marked by this beautiful pairing of tools every time. Now if you go back you'll notice something else. In the first two Ayatollah said what what did they Shelton did this and you know the Solomon Hi Sam is innocent. And then it cover? What's the consequence of cover?
When you see the consequence of cover
in the afterlife, the last two sentences are the consequences of the first two sentences. When Akali Buddha managed Allahu Allahu Allah say that even Halak will be semi shall be enforceable. No Can I do I want to make another comment about these last two sentences? Knowing and knowing they knew they're not going to get any afterlife. They knew it. That's what the RSS that's what a nine sentences, but the 10th sentence says had the only known
how do you say back to back you already knew? And then say If you only knew?
Wait, you just told me I already know. Then how are you telling me? If I already knew had I known is like a phrasing that you didn't know. Remember when I started this lecture I said there's a difference between knowing and what knowing.
They knew they won't get anything in the afterlife, but they didn't realize they didn't internalize what that actually means.
They were like the kind to give you a contemporary example. They were like the kind of person who says Yeah, I know. I know.
I know, I got I got it.
And then later on, I had no idea.
Didn't you say, you know, no, but I didn't think it was like this.
I didn't like No, no.
You know, that's what's being said, Look, that low can we are alone. That's the irony of it at the end. Now, in the middle also. So the first you see how they correspond to the last two? If you look at the two sets of three, even the two sets of three are symmetrical, because you have on the one hand, you only moon and NASA says, that's your third sentence. And what are you alamanni minahasa is your fifth sentence the third and the fifth sentence are symmetry of teaching.
And then the sixth and the or rather, the fifth and the seventh sentence are symmetry and learning. And in between both of them are sentences that begin with ma ma, ma ma ma ma ma ma ma, ma Hamid Ali nabeshima hadden, let me know if I could draw this out for you see, like this architecture,
amazing architecture. What baffles me is Allah speaks like this to a prophet who doesn't know how to write
or read, he just recites this as one ayah. And it's so structured and organized, you know, from beginning to end, you know, and it's, it's remarkable that allows I would first of all says haruta merrowed. Were not given this magic stuff. So don't be that to him. That's not from Allah. And then the other middle is also you can't harm anyone except when Allah once Muhammad Ali, never he they're both about a liar actually absolving a lot of the accusation that Allah revealed magic. So yes, psychological manipulation exists. some level of unseen kind of side effects might be there. There may be such a thing, but it's not related, related to Islam. Anybody in any religion can study
psychology or study the spirit or whatever. And Buddhists might do weird psychedelic things. It's, it can happen. You know, Hindus might be able to do it, Christians might be able to do it, anybody might be able to do it. What the Quran is offering us is strength of thought when we are students, proper students of the Quran, it makes us strong thinkers. And when you're a strong thinker, it's hard to take advantage of you. It's hard for you to get scared of this stuff. It's hard for you to get overwhelmed by this stuff. It's hard for you to get affected by this stuff. For two reasons, your mind is not weak. And also because you're so close to the Quran, angels are protecting you
anyway. So in the in the material sense, in the psychological sense, you're protected, and the spiritual sense, you're also protected. So your only real protection is give Koran its do. That's the that's the essence of this problem of magic. When somebody's suffering through it. Yes. Okay. We can perform Rokia and help them. But really, what's the long term solution for them? Learn Quran, learn grind. Because when you and I'm not saying memorize a surah, I'm saying learn what it means. Learn what a lie saying to you, and memorize it and recite it with meaning and reflection. I leave you with this, the institution of the dream. I may have talked about it in series before I'll repeat
myself here. You know what that means, right?
You recite every letter, slowly giving it its do making sure you if it was long, you'd make it long. If it's short, you make it short. You know, and you enunciate everything very, very, very clearly. If you do proper that you read, you recite faster you recite slow. It slows you down. You don't want to run over to read and do the express train, express train that are we that's fine. But if you're going to do it, what did you eat, you got to slow down. The thing is, when you speak, allows words slowed down, it gives you a chance to what think, to think the purpose of the read is not the color color or the corner or the gum.
The purpose of the read that I lack on their own so you can think so you can think everything goes back to that in the Quran. It's a book that asks you to ponder and reflect. Then its benefits. Yes, with every letter recited 10 good deeds that's a benefit.
The one who memorizes it gets a crown it's a benefit. These are benefits. Don't confuse the benefits with what you need to do with the Quran. That's why I personally don't ever accept when they say we teach cron here
no you teach heavily here. You don't teach Quran here. We teach Quran here no you teach the guy the neuron you teach how to recite here. That's not Quran. Quran is the message.
Everything else is what's supposed to help you better take in the message. They are the add ons, not the Quran itself. What have we done the tragedy of our Deen the tragedy of our own
We do everything else but what we're supposed to and we call it our learning caught on
Oh, Mashallah half of the Quran? Does he know the message? No, no, that's not for him. He just we just wanted to make sure he leads that
that's that's why we don't memorize because we want to know what it says that's that's for scholars. And you can learn that later. There's so many translations
that's okay. But he knows
he knows words.
That's all he knows is words and parents can know words to.
And Scott, the Jewish scholars had memorized many books. They knew them. But you know how Allah described them?
mules carrying books.
Allah didn't give that example in the Quran, so that we say ah, rabbis,
mules, donkeys got a
he said that so we don't become Goody
we don't we don't fall into that trap. So I pray that this session was of some benefit to you. And shallow Tyler keep yourself to stay away from say hell really the primary advice I can give you is connection with God on the secondary advice I can give you is just be what Be watchful what kind of company you're in, and what you allow yourself to take in. Really the only thing shaitaan shaitaan has no control over you. And nobody likes other colleagues of mine, my slaves, you have no control over them. You have no control over them. And if it bleeds him these are everybody else's like children of at least a blease himself. All he could do with Adam was was facade.
All he could do was was facade, then don't think he has anything more than that for you. Just whispers The problem is that whisper might come to you in a movie, it will come to you in the filthy song you're listening to. It will come to you in the in the nasty company you're in, get away from that company and there was four stops
to fix it. So those are the two remedies for it. May Allah protect us all from sad and from hada and from deception and realizers and make us the people of Quran like we are meant to be barakallahu li walakum wa salam O Allah, Allah. Our mission is to spread awareness of the message and divine beauty of Quran across the world. Support our [email protected] that's ba y y i n H dot o RG