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Surat Al-Baqarah – Part 41
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Series: Nouman Ali Khan - Surah Al-Baqarah
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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into the Tafseer of Ayat 107-110 of Surah Al Baqarah that deals with several aspects such as the reason behind the prohibition of unnecessary questions, the prohibition of following the Ways of the People of the Book and the encouragement to perform good deeds.
Allah SWT forbade the believers from asking the Prophet ﷺ numerous questions about matters that did not occur yet. The hidden motive of their asking was not to seek guidance, to satisfy their doubts or to strengthen their faith. Rather, they only asked to cast aspersions on a Prophet or to question the wisdom of Allah SWT.
Allah SWT said that even after He enlightened them (Jews and Christians) with the truth, their envy made them deny the Prophet ﷺ. Thus Allah SWT criticized, chastised and denounced them. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ and his Companions RA, however, used to forgive and be patient with the disbelievers as Allah SWT had ordered.
By saying, “And perform the Salah and give the Zakah, and whatever of good you send forth for yourselves before you, you shall find it with Allah,” Allah SWT encouraged the believers to busy themselves in performing deeds that would bring them to benefit and reward on the Day of Resurrection, such as Salah and Zakah. This way, Allah will help in this life and on the Day of Judgment.
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tells me rubbish it suddenly were suddenly Emery lock that I'm in the sunny of cocoa leaf and hamdulillah salat wa salam O Allah, Allah, Allah Allah He was a big mine from Ahmedabad once again everybody salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Today, our discussion is about moving forward from the subject matter of NES, something we've been dealing with for some time. Now, we spend some time on this idea and the concept of abrogation or one bit, a little bit of Revelation and undoing the previous bit of Revelation. I'd like to give this conversation some context First, the entire discussion so far, especially once it began with the avenue SWAT team has been focused on one thing,
that revelation was given as a special gift over and over again to the children of Israel. They were not able to live up to the the responsibilities that came with that gift. And now that that responsibility and that that honor has been transferred over which is why in the in the middle of these passages you find the first reference in the Muslim order of Yeah, you handed in Amman, that's just come already. Yeah, even live in Amanullah Taku rhina Baku Varna, right. So there's, there was Yeah, Vanessa L. And now there's already a switch starting to happen with Yeah, you know, the nominal. Allah already alluded to the fact that this special choice because the Israelites believed
they were a special choice is something that's not because they're special, because Allah decides who is well La Jolla will be like metta, he may have shot will love them, they love him, that reference has already come to Allah chooses and specifies and, you know, make special whoever he wants and allies the possessor of the ultimate favor. So now in this is the first part of this I already spoke about at length that we you know, my name is Solomon I attend, I don't see how not to hide him in her obviously, it's the last part of this ayah that we pick up the conversation from, again, just a rough translation, once again, that we wouldn't undo or we wouldn't replace any kind
of iron or make it forgotten, except that we would bring something just like it, or rather something better than it or just like it. That's the part we've discussed at length. The last part I learned that love and aloha coalition party, didn't you know that a lie is completely in control over all things. That's a rough translation. That's the part that we're going to discuss. The first thing here is the use of the word Adam tandem, very important. Didn't you know, you know, Allah is talking to the Israelites or the believing community as a group, and all of a sudden the singular verb is being used in you know, in the singular person, as opposed to saying, and I'm tandem and Allah Hello
conditioning. This is also particularly important because when you get to the next ayah it repeats itself lm Dalam and Allah Allah homolka sumati without but by the end of that ayah there's a switch not just to the word you in the singular, but you in the plural, one may Allah comb mindu Neela him in Walia Well, no see. So there was anti EU in the singular, and then lacunae, the plural. So there's what's called an lt fat the switch from one person to a group of people. Now generally, when you hear the word you in the singular in the Quran, and you assume it to be a reference to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But that's not entirely always the case. That's a general
rule. But that's not necessarily something with explicit evidence that every time you see the singular, unless talking to his messenger sallallahu sallam, for example, there are indications like yeah, you had in San Malhotra aka Arabic and Kareem, you know, human being is addressed directly what diluted you from your master? Right? So let's talking to one single person. Here, the reference is pretty telling allies actually, it seems to be the case, he's talking to people who have a problem with the idea of pneus. He's talking to individuals that don't think that this makes the idea of some later revelation, replacing some previous revelation makes any sense. Let's put it in
the context of the Israelites. So to understand what this singular is doing, you have either believing that they have they are not only the chosen people, they have the best of all revelations, God is perfect.
or others, why can you Why would you change anything about it? We're already the best of all nations chosen of all nations, and we have the best of all revolutions. Actually, it is on that basis that they even rejected the message of he started his system. Right? So why is it any different? Why would you Why should we accept something? And then there's the philosophical question of, well, if we already are the best, why would a lot already chose to give us revelation? What do you think but God changed his mind? Or he came up with something better? Why couldn't he come up with better something better the first time around, like if he's all powerful and all knowing and okay.
Trouble, like, you know, I can build something, I can write something. And I can edit a, you know, author a book. And then a couple years later say, you know what, I've learned some new stuff, I should write, rewrite this and have a second edition. Right? So that's me, because I'm not fully capable of writing what I was earlier on only through experience, I became more capable of doing a better job, or I build a house and then later on, I decide to make amendments or improvements to the house. I didn't have the experience or the capability or the means to do that early on, right? So they bring that to the concept of God and say, Well, if you're saying that Koran is better, it's a
replacement. What are you saying? Like he got it wrong the first time? How does that make sense? Well, how can we replace this revelation with that? And so there are a lot of first answers when you put the question that way. You're questioning God's capability, right? You're questioning? Wasn't he capable to do this the first time around, wasn't he? You know, why couldn't he handle it the first time? If Quran is so timeless, it should have been given from the beginning. That question is answered in the phrase within the ayah Allah Allah and Allah Allah cliche, in that he didn't, you know, lies in complete control over all things. Are you seriously questioning and less capability?
Are you thinking this problem of one revelation being replaced by the next revelation? challenges almost capability itself? Now, just take a step back.
You know, in religious psychology, when when there's a group that believes themselves to be, you know, committed to the right religion, whether it's Muslim Jew, it doesn't matter. There tends to become something called groupthink. In other words, you don't think for yourself, your elders, your leaders, your scholars, your community, your art excetera, they speak for you, they can do the thinking for you, you don't have to do the thinking and the religion yourself. You just follow what they say. Right? And when that develops, then even if you're presented with actual evidence, like even within the Muslim community, for example, let's take a Muslim community example. So some people
can be very strict, very, like ardent followers of a particular school of thought or a particular leader, particular Imam, something right? And they just This is it. This is Islam. This is right, everybody else is entirely wrong. And to such a person, if even if another scholar another bit of evidence, something highlights that what they're doing may not entirely be right. Or maybe there's something wrong with this little you're not all wrong, but this one thing is not not quite correct.
The response isn't? Well, I'll consider what you're saying and think about it. That's not the response, the responses. Wait, what are you saying where we don't have the right thing?
And I can't question what every all Look, my entire community, does this, my elders do this? My leaders do this, my scholars do this. And you're saying you're right, how can we all be wrong? And there's a fear of disagreeing with the group in which you belong, because it can get you in a lot of trouble. Right? You can't You can't just stray from them. This problem is a problem because you don't think for yourself. And you don't ponder yourself, you ponder as a group, you think as a group, when everybody else thinks is what I think I don't want to know anymore. What does it want to do in this in this ayah, he's saying, Look, you're going to be challenged to leave the Jewish
tradition. That's the challenge being given to the Israelites. And that's a very strong tradition. And they hold to that tradition, and they're very traditionalist. Right, so everybody's in line, and conforms to the same thing. If you're going to stray from that, you're going to have to think for yourself, you're going to actually have to let go of thinking as a group, and you're gonna have to think as a person. And and that alone is very telling, it's singular, isn't it? Didn't you know? Have you thought about a less capability? Or are you letting them think for you? Right, that's the that's the challenge that's being issued here. So anyone that's coming to the dean, anybody that's
coming to Islam, or anybody within their Islam is trying to understand the religion better, they're gonna have to challenge themselves.
A lot of times, students that are studying at different Islamic universities come to me, I don't know why they come to me. But they come to me and say, Can you give us some advice? I'm studying. I'm a fourth year, my sixth year, I'm in my eighth year, I'm almost done. What advice do you have, I'm not a scholar. But I'll tell you one thing. Make sure no matter how much you learn, your loyalty is to what you learn, to knowledge to evidence to truth, your loyalty, your respect, and your love is to your teachers, what your loyalty is to the truth, your loyalty is not to your teachers. In other words, if you end up disagreeing with your teacher about something down the road, that's not
blasphemy. And that's not a disregard of your teacher. That's you showing loyalty to what you learned and how and where the evidence leads you. It leads you, you know, it's a tragedy of any religious tradition, including Islam when students learn something that they're not convinced of, but they still teach it anyway. Because they don't want to stray from their teachers. right because they have loyalty to their teachers as opposed to loyalty what to what they're even themselves convinced that's that's a great tragedy that the Israelites before us faced so you know, that's that's why this is a farm Dupree, Allah tala is the farm that maybe means the abuse seriously not
know that Ally's already completely capable. Are you really honestly questioning that? Like, it's this kind of a tough question being asked not a question that deserves an answer, but a question. That's supposed to
How can you and to put you in your place and I'm tanam And Allah Allah condition. Now I've shared with you the the, the doubts that the Jews had, but how do I answer it? And there's another interesting question here. The idea that Allah is all knowledgeable and all wise, right? That would suggest that what Allah would send would be like Dada, the lesson to Torah would be full of perfect wisdom.
So how can you have better wisdom? If Torah already has perfect wisdom? How can Quran have better they're both from Allah, right? So it's not like Ally's wiser now than he was before my other law. So the question then arises, how can we let it and say, Aloha, Hakeem, and even Hakeem Didn't you know, alized, all knowledgeable wise? Like, why is Allah talking about his goodra? Here? Right? It's not a question of his capability, actually. moreso it's a question of Allah knowledge and wisdom, because he knew what he was, he will send a Koran and he knew what he will send off to rot. And in his wisdom, why didn't he choose to reveal this wisdom earlier on? But telling very telling that
instead of using the word Hakeem, Allah, we don't use the word buddy. In my brother's family has a really amazing like definition of the name of Allah Khadija, I'll cite that to you. I'll Khadija who will finally Maya sha Allah Casa de Matata del hikma la vida alayhi wa sallam with a deed is the name of Allah referring to someone who do who does whatever he wants, in accordance with what Hickton wisdom mandates In other words, Khadija is two things, let me put that in Simple English for you. It does two things, but it can come from Qatar, and Korea can come from qudra. If it comes from qudra, it means capability. And then you will translate the name of Allah deed as the capable one.
The one who's capable, Kadena also comes from Qatar, which actually means measure or calculation.
So it actually then means someone who calculates and measures and gives exactly according to measure or does what is exactly necessary. Like, you know, someone who studied, you know, that's why I actually mounted on him says, This kid, this name cannot be used for anybody else. Because I'm not constantly does things exactly as they are needed. An exact measure that that's needed. By Allah using the name Paddy, what he's saying is, there was a time where the exact thing needed by the Israelites was the Torah.
And not more, not less. And there was another time with the cuddle of Allah. Allah, Allah who liquid Alicia inkaterra, Allah has put a measure a time deadline for all things. A time came where what Allah gave to the Israelites was no longer applicable. And now it's time for Allah to give something else according to His perfect measure. That's an Allah Allah condition. And they should have known that better than anybody else. Because actually, even the Torah is a collection of revelations over centuries. It's not just what was given to Musa de Sena, maybe when we talked about this before.is, the one essentially given to Masada saddam. But there were other prophets that came with
revelations. And that was actually the entire body was called to rot over time. And that's actually how the Quran makes reference to it. There are sometimes things mentioned that Allah says, are in the Torah, that are in later revelations of the Torah, not what was given to musasa because the entire compilation is called Dada. So what why, let's say a long time and Allah Allah condition, Cody, it is as though a lie saying you've already experienced this within the turret. For the centuries of revelation within Torah, you saw much later on, for example, that would came with this award, which is an add on to the Torah that came later on. And you accepted that too. You didn't
say, oh, why come? How come it didn't come before? That's a part of your sacred tradition? So this is not something you don't already know. And this question that, you know, how can God send us is not one that's valid, especially not for you.
The other meaning of an Allah, Allah coalition today is so beautiful. Only a lie can be studied. Only Allah could have known when revelation should come in which one should come. You're not capable of understanding all of the situations humanity will go through and exactly what guidance they're going to need. That's only something within the realm of Allah. And so he decided to give this gift at the time that he gave it to him and Allah, Allah homolka sumati will? Well milacron when lunella he mean when he when Allah said, notice here, once again, I'll roughly translate first, didn't you know that Allah alone, he Oh, that Allah He alone owns the kingdom of the skies in the earth. And
you're not going to find anybody besides Allah in any way, shape or form to be a Willie, a protecting entity, someone who wants to protect you what I must say no, nor anybody who will aid you against an enemy is used when you have a major force coming against you or some great obstacle before you and then somebody aids you that's an Aussie. So not neither will you find a welly someone who constantly is there to protect you. And nor will you find somebody to constantly aid you at all other than a lot of this seems to be a Change of subject the previous ayah was about abrogation and previous revolution being replaced by new one. I know a lot of saying he owns the kingdom of the
skies in the earth. The first
thing I'd like to share with you is the skies is a beautiful reference in the Quran to the unseen also. Because the Allah, the angels Revelation where they come from the scribes from a smart and actually, the plural of the skies is clearly an indication of things we cannot see. When Allah says the earth, the Earth is within the unseen of the scene. It's the scene. Now you're experiencing the revelation in the earth, but you have no knowledge of and you're questioning Allah has dominion over how can he change revelation from one to another on the earth, and you're losing the grand scheme of things, a lot, how has like dominion over the scene and the unseen. The entire scheme of you know,
the universe itself and beyond that, is in the hands of Allah and Allah plan, just like he planned the skies and the earth He planned when revelation is going to come. He's the king that decrees the notice that the use of the word Kingdom here Mukesh, Amati will, which makes a lot of medic, right? It makes him the king. And the thing about a king is, if you're looking imagine somebody living under a kingdom, and the king issues a law, or a decree that the citizen should do this, and this and this, right, and they do it. And a few years later, the king issues a new decree. Do people challenge the king and say, Wait, when you change your mind? Well, it wasn't good enough before were
you were you dumber? And then and now you're smarter now? do they do that? No, they immediately accept the Kings authority, because, well, there's a new command from the king, we better follow. Like their immediate response is submission, not questioning, right? Because they acknowledge the authority of the one they're dealing with. That's the beauty of this transition. And the first I Allah addresses the philosophical problem, look alike caddied, he can actually change and decree and give what is needed at the time that it's needed in the amount that is needed. That answers the philosophical problem. But our concept of God our God, our relationship with Allah isn't just
philosophical. It's it's a question of authority. Also, who are you talking about? You're talking about your king, the king of the skies, and the earth who owns alone holds the dominion, and the kingdom of the skies and the earth Humble yourself? Because these are two very separate, like,
destroy destroyers of eemaan. On the one hand, there is a philosophical confusion. Somebody has a logical confusion, philosophical component that needs to be addressed. But even if you answer somebody's philosophical crisis, if they have arrogance, they cannot see them, they cannot see a greater entity other than themselves that they need to humble themselves to. It doesn't matter, you can answer all the philosophical questions in the world, they're not gonna come to you, man. You can't put them in their place. And the law Allah homolka sumati will have is actually a law putting these people in their place, and saying, Who do you think you're dealing with that you're
questioning me like this? And alum Dalam and Allahu moko sumati will also suggests that if a law owns the kingdom of the skies and the earth, a king, by the way, can decree whatever he wants candy,
they can make whatever law he wants, people will have to follow. They don't have a choice. Why is the law sending little by little by little, he's sending little by little one, one after the other. He's sending it because you can't handle it. So he's doing it out of consideration of you not because he isn't capable, actually because you're incapable. That's the actual issue here. So by using his rep referring to his kingdom is actually saying I'm a pretty merciful King had I wanted, I could have given you all of the commandments right away, and then hold you responsible over them. I am choosing to give this to you over time. And you assume that that is somehow you know, it takes
away from his grand dominion and his kingdom and His Lordship, so proud Allah. tala mana la Tomoko sumati Hello. And then that last part is just really hits me hard. Why Marla Coleman dooney la he muhuali and whether or not you're going to find anyone other than a love any kind of protection, like constant protection and aid against enemies. This is beautiful because the conversation is about accepting the Quran. It's accepting revelation, and revelation itself accepting it itself is actually accepting the protection of the law.
Accepting the Quran is accepting the protection of the law. abandoning the Koran is abandoning the protection of Allah. Taking in the Koran is taking the help of a law against all obstacles. Walking away from the Quran is walking away from the help of a law against all obstacles. How is Allah usually how is your lawyer in the scene? He's you're really and you're in the city through this Quran. That's actually why you find like in South Africa when Anthony diamond dooney hemos tada you're not gonna find other than Quran in Kitab Arabic but Luma we're here they come in kitabi Arabic
He will interview them and he will data keep reading you know and recite what's been revealed to you from the the book of your master. And he says there's nobody to change its words and you're not going to find any refuge other than this. Motorhead is some hole to hide and to save yourself. You're not going to find anything that to protect yourself from dangers other than this book. And now here lies saying in the context of the switch of Revelation, other than a lot there's no one here there's no no see. This is particularly important for the Israelites because
What do they believe they believe that they are the chosen people of God. God has gifted them with revelation and as a result, God is their savior like in Isaiah 4515 I'll read some references from the Bible just one for you to me. Surely you are a God who has been hiding himself God the savior of Israel, they see they see themselves as people that receive the special you know, protection of God that that he's their savior and a lion saying I was only your Savior because you were holding on to what dot you didn't hold on to it as you should have. And so you went through lots and lots of trials, you want protection again and you think you're gonna hold on to protection after denying
this crime? Is that what you think is gonna happen? If you want can if you want to continue the favor of lobbying usually and you're not see you, then you better come back to this book. This is actually a lot lamenting even over what they did in history. Well under a car metadata Well, ngl Mountain de la la himer behave like a Colombian folk a woman talk to Julian had they only lived by the Torah established or art and energy, and whatever was revealed to them, it's pretty cool. In addition to Talat anindya there was stuff in between what had they lived by revelation, then they would have eaten from above and below, they would have eaten from above them, and from under their
feet, meaning life would have been good in this world. I would have given been there Willie, and they're in the seat. That's what I would have been for them, but they didn't live by it. And now they're in denial of fraud. How can they so he says Minho, momento, la casa de la Kathy Roman huzzah. Maya Angelou, among them are still some people that are actually pretty fair, but a huge number among them what horrible things they're up to what terrible, terrible things they're up to. So you'll notice how when we talked about the I presented the idea that the idea of NUS is actually talking about NUS from Taurat, to karate, that that concept is reinforced, and if that are coming
over and over again, that it's actually fundamentally not talking about nothing within the Quran itself. It's actually talking about the, the shift from previous revelation to the revelation of this book. And so we come to one of the most powerful parts of today's discussion, which is I'm Tony Luna and Laura sulaco.
Are you really intending to interrogate? Question your messenger camera? So ILA Mousavian public, the ways, Moosa was questioned for much before? Now, when you when you ponder, just this part, we're gonna get to that next part, because that's the conclusion of the first part. This is two parts.
Here, there's the question of questioning. So on,
on the one hand, and look around, you find Yes, aluna aka Yes, aluna aka, you know, under Shahada Makita lymphie Yes. aluna, carnal hamari Well, myself, this aluna, Karnataka, Allah alpha, they asked you about this, they ask you about this, they ask you about this Koran actually mentioned people asking, and let's understand, when people ask, and Allah mentions that they ask isn't that Allah recording them in the Koran. Somebody came and asked about alcohol. And they became famous now because they're now in the Quran. They asked you about alcohol, they asked you about gambling, they have been honored just by the fact that they weren't asked, asking itself is not a condemned thing.
It's actually a means by which so many people have even been been honored. But there seems to be in the Koran, a very subtle, nuanced way to describe, there's asking, and then there's asking, there's two different things. You know, some, like from a teacher's point of view, let me give you a simple example, before I get into it.
Sometimes the student is asking a question, because they don't get it.
And sometimes the student is asking a question, because they're trying to pull the teachers like
they're trying to be a joker in class. They're not really asking. I mean, they're asking, but you should be smart enough to know that they're actually just trying to disrupt the class or be a smart aleck or, you know, make trouble in the class or even sometimes even insult the teacher. even do that undermine the teacher does that happen? But even the the innocent question is a question. And this corrupt kind of question is also just a question. They're both just questions a lot now. And this is not saying we shouldn't ask questions. That's not what he's saying.
Because when I when I read the I said, I'm to read una and Aloo Rasulullah. Are you intending to ask your messenger? Like, if that I meant you shouldn't be asking your messenger, the huge body of Hadith and a huge body of Quran would be missing, because so much of crime came down when people did what? They asked. They asked, and the answer came, they asked, and then the Prophet told them so much that would be missing. If people didn't come and ask Allah, what should I do? What should I do? What should I do? So this is not about innocent questions, be clear about that. Let's understand the context here. They were questioning why should I follow Quran?
Why should I follow it? And now Ally's saying something very pointed your this is not the first time you're questioning the validity of revelation like somehow Quran is not good enough for you or how can I accept Quran you were doing this before you
We even did this with Muslim. You're questioning Khurana like this is a new thing for you and before you took everything with full faith, no, he turns to the Muslims and says, are you people gonna question your messenger, like Moosa was questioned much before?
In other words, don't worry, they're not just they didn't just poke holes into the Quran and try to question you Muhammad lies on them. They even didn't spear who musallam and actually gorons already given case studies of it.
Didn't you say go slaughter a calendar? So what do you think were a joke? Wasn't that a question they asked?
We've already seen the questions they asked from before and, and the hypocrites have already asked questions. So far, we're gonna believe like these idiots believe. You want us to believe like them? That the questioning of the messenger to question his, you know, to put his integrity and his validity as a messenger to challenge that. This is the kind of questioning that's being talked about. Now. Very interesting. There's a difference of opinion and a real discussion in order to have serious studies about who this ayah is about. Is this about the Muslims? Or is this about the Jews? meaning is a law telling the Jewish community of Medina Are you intending to question your messenger
just like Musa was questioned way before? He's talking to the Jews and saying this? Or is he saying to the Muslims, hey, Muslims, are you going to do this to those who Allah like the Jews did to Moosa? So understand that again, one group is saying, Allah is talking to the Jews and saying, Are you Jews of Medina, gonna repeat what you guys what your ancestors did with Muslims? And the other thing, allies turning to the Muslims and saying, Muslims don't do what these people did with Muslims. Right? So that those are the two kind of debates here. And quite honestly, it's really powerful that it seems to hit both
and just you can't deny one over the other. The primary context here actually is you know, the Israelites and then mixed in with that context came Yeah, you have Latina hamano like a lot in the middle addressed the believers too. And so there's an intended confusion of who's the actual audience there's an intended because a lot could have said yeah, yeah, Bani Israel I'm sorry, do not So Laura sulaco or Yeah, you hola de la mano. I'm Tony do not
have done that. He didn't he purposely left it out. Why? Because each group should be wondering, Is this about us? You know, and that's that's the that's the beauty of it. Right? Like the the effectiveness of a speaker when there are multiple audiences and each audience thinks it's about me.
And there are in the profits case why so that multiple audiences, and now each of them is thinking is this about us? So we're going to have to think about this if from the Jewish point of view, then we're going to have to also think about this idea from the Muslim point of view kind of understand both points of view because both are kind of targeted when the eye is stated this way, but the first of the questions here is what is I'm doing there? I'm truly do not enter Surah Surah.
To summarize what's been said so far, a Larkin decided to replace one revolution with another he's completely capable and he's completely caught, he plans out all things he is the king of the skies in the earth, you're not going to find any protection besides him? Or is it the case that you want to question your messenger? That's the I'm here. What is this or doing it saying? Do you accept these things that ally is capable that ally is the king that ally has the right and the power and the Dominion to do this? Or do you still want to ask these kinds of questions?
That's that's the the flow of the text now you understand? Or you still want to be obnoxious.
But you know, what's the most amazing part of this to me?
They were allowed was actually saying that you're challenging alone, isn't it?
Because Allah was saying, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah condition Cody anantharaman Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah to Allah wa mala come in July, when will he in Valencia? Everything was questioning who Allah Himself. Now, instead of saying, Are you still gonna question a lot? Because that's what's expected. Right? Everything was a challenge to Allah. Instead of saying, Are you going to question a lot? What is it say? Are you going to question are you intending to question your messenger sallallahu it's an incredible switch, a switch from Allah to the messenger, social. This is a subtle thing and a very important thing for the student of Quran to understand, in the Quran. In some ways, Allah and the
messenger are completely separate,
completely separate. in worship, we only worship alone.
We condemn those who ended up worshipping their messengers, in reliance, relying into our prayer and seeking help, who's helped do we seek who do we have to work on that's exclusive to Allah?
in obedience, there is no difference.
There's actually no difference between Allah and the messenger anticlockwise only for Allah, but in obedience, actually obeying all
Law and obeying the messenger is the same thing. How can I say that? my uterus Allah,
Allah, whoever has obeyed the messenger, actually all they've done is obey Allah, Allah actually made that equation himself. So in some things align the messenger, completely honorable Robin, were International. Well I've done what enter, you know, Calico, the master is the master, Allah is Allah, even if it comes down to the first guy, and the slave is a slave, even if it goes up to the seventh, seventh heaven, you know, it goes under settlement, it still the slave, you know, this is why even in the highest place of lessons while he still calls him a slave, right? But when it comes to obedience, and following revelation, Allah makes no distinction. questioning the messenger, then
is actually no different than questioning Allah Himself. That's why the first part of these IOD was about questioning Allah, and now live in such a crafty way of saying this is no different than you actually questioning the messenger because they would turn around and say, No, no, we're not questioning them. We're not questioning God. Of course, God is all powerful. Of course, he's the king that says, Oh, really, is that and you're still gonna question your messenger, you still want to question your messenger, as if to say to them, you can say with your mouth all you want that you believe in Allah, his power and his dominion and his planning, and his authority. But when you
challenge the messengers authority, you're actually challenging, allows authority that's so such a beautiful way to craft the argument, you know. Then the other thing to note here is the difference between Rasulullah and lecom. And also Lacan is very, very beautiful.
But I never called Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, or sulamani, surah, in like the messenger of the Israelites, except here, your messenger. Now previous messengers, like the nations of new loot, sila, etc, their messengers, you know what to call them, also new home, but also new home, their messenger, their messenger, now understand what that means. This is a subtle thing I know, I've given you a lot of brainy stuff today. But this one's important. You got to keep these these distinctions in mind, and they really help you to put on studies, what the law calls a messenger their messenger,
like no one has called their messenger, his people's messenger.
You know what that means? That doesn't mean that they accepted Him.
Right? That doesn't mean that they accepted it, it actually means that he was responsible over them, he was committed to them, not they were committed to him. Now we call Rasul Allah, our messenger, which is actually a two way street. We actually when we call him our messenger, it means he has committed to us and we are committed to him. And so we accept Him as our messenger. But understand that in the Quran, when Allah made any law between the messenger and the people, rasuluh rasuluh, comb here, rasuluh, home rasuluh, calm whatever people, then it's actually not saying that the people are committed to the messenger, it's actually saying what the messenger is committed to the
people. That's what it's saying. The messenger was sent to those people, the messenger is responsible over those people alive saying here, are you intending to actually question the messenger responsible over you?
The messenger who's committed to you, part of the job of Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, is to directly deal with the Israelites.
What bigger evidence to that in the Quran itself? Talk to the Jews, deal with them, engage with them, call upon their book. Allah himself says you have any slide? What bigger evidence can you have?
engage them. He is your messenger just as much as most hours
just as much as most most I was committed to you, he's committed to you. He's giving you a message to Koran gave a direct message to koresh. And that's why the salsa sermons are suited to them to rasuluh.
Quran gave a direct message to the Israelites. That's why he's also what was who look like, you know, previously we found in the in Croatia's case, Allah made even a stronger argument. And also he said, Well, Masaki muqaam, we want to know,
your companion isn't insane. Like he called on the fact that he's lived among you for so long. Right? And that's, that's, you know, and he's come he's committed to you just by even by companionship, he doesn't leave you. And he's not insane. You know, actually, that that argue that it has several layers. That's not the discussion today, but one of its layers is, why is he still staying with you? It's crazy to stay with people that are trying to kill you and salted you humiliate you.
And you might even question maybe he's insane that he doesn't leave. We're giving us such a hard time and he still doesn't leave. He must be no one Masahiko compromise. No, actually, he stays among you, not out of insanity, but out of commitment,
or out of lies compelled him to stay with you. So that's it. That's a separate thing on the other end. And anyway, what I wanted to highlight is then what kind of questioning is it that is being talked about in this ayah and
Do not enter Sonora. sunako It's the questioning that is meant to dispute to challenge the authority or to mock and this is the case study that's already been mentioned previously in the surah. This can reach the level of blasphemy this can reach like that, like It has been argued the almost like putting a lot to the test. Oh, look mean Allah had done Allah Jara, we're not accepting what you're saying until you see face to face. You know? Let's let's, let's see it and then we'll follow you know, so this is the the the essence of it. Now, there's a couple of other issues that I wanted to highlight to you. And those are Yes, I look at idle kitabi and tunas Zilla, Allah him Kitab Amina
sama, Eva pasado, moussaka, medallic
the People of the Book asked you that you should they should see you to send send down a book from the sky like a book itself should come floating from the sky.
They've asked me so much bigger things before for calu Arena law. Hi, Jonathan. So they said, show us God face to face.
Now I wanted to highlight this is because when they say show us God face to face, then are they asking?
It's not a question is it? Show me that a question? No, but what I was calling it a question for concern Lu Moosa akbaruddin Danny, Procol arena, La Jolla. In other words, whenever you say something that is obnoxious, it challenges the authority of a messenger. It's like you're questioning the messenger. Questioning is now look at the broader sense of the word questioning, not asking an interrogative question with a question mark at the end.
Hey, do it. Let's see.
When you do that, you're questioning somebody's authority. You're questioning whether they can do it or not? Isn't that what that is? So just because something isn't framed in the form of a question, doesn't mean it doesn't count under this under challenging the messengers authority. That's why that subtlety had to be highlighted. So everything the Israelites have said some so far, you know, when they when they said, for example, hatanaka law, Jehovah, we're not going to accept anything you're saying until we say face to face. Those questioning the messenger. No, I don't think what you're saying makes any sense until you give it on our terms. The same thing was done with those who lost
the province. I said, I'm told people to get ready for brother. No Quran came down and he told me to get ready for brother. And they said Lola, New Zealand so rotten.
How come no solo came down?
Hey, what's up with that? crown comes down will follow but why is he making this go?
Why is he making this fight? and crime captured it? Oh, so you want a question? Why no Sula came down. For his own zealots? Who Rotten Tomatoes. Okay.
When a sudra does come down, then you're gonna see them staring at your face like, Oh, God, it did come down.
You know, they would question the authority of the messenger. The last thing I want to highlight here is the difference between,
um, to the doula and Mrs. aluna or sulaco.
Instead of Allah saying, Are you actually questioning or challenging your messenger challenging is actually probably a better way of capturing the sense of what's being said here, right? Allah didn't just go straight to Are you challenging your messenger the way Musa was, but actually saying, Are you intending to challenge your messenger like Musa was the intention is added, not just the word, the verb of questioning, but the intention? Why is that important? That's important, because the intention is not something necessarily spelled out.
When you question somebody, you actually question them, you set it, when you intend to do it, it's where it's in your head on here is not condemning just the act of challenging Rasulullah saw them with your words.
or odd is condemning the thought of it.
The thought of it, there are young people today that have doubts about them.
But they're scared to bring those thoughts up to their parents, to the mom, and it's in their head. People that have studied Dean, people that have studied, you know, gone to Sunday school, Islamic school, memorized or on, studied Arabic, knowledgeable kids, and then they go to college. And then there's like, one women's live class or anthropology one on one, or, you know, modern ethics or international, you know, ethics and things like that. And they take one or two of these courses, and then everything starts crashing down. But they don't know who to ask. They just don't know who to ask. And this AI actually has a pretty philosophical response to that problem, too.
We are learning now that there are certain fundamentals that have to be established in the heart and mind of a believer, and they have to be settled on those conclusions. Once they are settled on those conclusions. All the other questions will disappear.
You know, a person can have 100 questions about Islam. They could, but I'd like to call them root questions and branch questions.
If you take care of the root questions, guess what's going to disappear
All the branch questions, they're going to disappear.
Somebody says I how can you believe in a horse that flies through the skies and takes your profit on a journey? with wings?
The classic question.
And we do believe in the narration the way
you choose to believe that when you travel over the skies and came back like that, how can you believe that the testimony of women is like half of men? How can you believe that you should cut the hand of somebody who steals? How can you believe that? And how can you and you can just, you can have 100 questions. But guess the question is, I'm listening are these rude questions or branch questions? These are all branch questions. And guess what happens to Muslims? We start answering these questions. The thing about branch questions is, when you answer one, guess what sprouts, another one, and then another one, and then another one, and then another one and a lot, because you
haven't cut What?
You haven't got the route. If you don't cut the route, then it's gonna keep spawning new and new, right? Just like a shrub, a plant. If you don't uproot it, and you just get rid of the top branches, there's gonna be new new branches coming out all the time, these questions will become endless. Oh, we're gonna answer the top 100 confusing questions about Islam? Guess what, in a year, there'll be another top 100 new questions on Islam. That's what's gonna happen. What is that route? Is this really revelation?
Is there really a god? And is this really His revelation? Is Muhammad really a messenger? Is there really an afterlife? These are what core questions root questions. Quran concerns itself with which questions?
The root questions. People try to seek the answer from the Quran for all the branch questions.
Why? Why is alcohol so bad? Let's find the answer in the
Quran doesn't care.
And it doesn't care.
Why is it so bad? What's the answer to ribbon? You know what it is?
Oh, well, hello, Allahu Allah.
Allah made business halaal and Riba Haram.
What? What's his elaborate logical answer? I said, so.
Why is that satisfactory? For anyone? It is satisfactory, when the root questions have been answered. It is not satisfactory when they haven't been answered. When that hasn't been dealt with. So I'm dealing with young people and people with doubts and you know, questions about their faith and things like that. And I have to be smart enough to know are they asking me one branch questions or who questions and I have to be able to take them back to
the root establish that first, then all the questions these relights ask questions or No.
How can we how should we follow this? How can this be right? How can that be right? And what did Allah take them back to? Adam to Allah Allah, Allah Galician Cody, don't you know that for a fact you and I'm gonna win the lotto macusa Mattila, hamanako mundo de la. Those are fundamentals. You get those through, those are settled, everything else will start falling into place. That and until that's fallen into place, guess what's going to happen to the Luna and that's Allahu La Mancha masala Mousavian
that's what's gonna happen. You're gonna get people questioning that intending to question the messenger, intending the question your revelation. And it's interesting ally even mentioned Rasulullah Kuma almost as though it's for knowledge of what's coming. A lot of people don't just have problem with what the Quran says. They have a problem with Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, why did he do this? Why did he marry this way? Why did he do this white? Why did he say this? Why did he go there, etc, etc. They have they have interrogations of him and just just like Musa was interrogated before I met them and so now we come to the last part of this ayah well me at about
Danelle cofra been Imani for Kabbalah, Sahaja, Samadhi. And whoever were to replace, you know, their faith with disbelief. The bag comes with that which has been replaced, right. So whoever replaces their faith, with disbelief has gone far away far astray. Now, the idea of replacing one thing with another is actually a continuation of the theme of one of the themes of the sutra of trade, because classically, trade was replacing one thing with another barter, that's how it worked. There wasn't actually much cash. It was goods and services, right? So you know, in an arena yesterday, probably man, you're still gonna be it like a feminine kalila. There's also replacement happening. So it's
actually a continuation of that same theme, but go for any man when we think of go for any man today. Oftentimes, we think of someone who believes in Allah and someone who doesn't believe in Allah. Cofer is someone who doesn't believe in Allah, a man has some is possessed by someone who does have belief in Allah. Right? But if you look at this ayah it's actually not about Allah.
It's about as messenger. So Lola.
That's a very important observation about Bukhara in dakara the conversation about faith and disbelief isn't actually first and foremost about Allah. It's
About the Messenger of Allah. It's about revelation itself. Accepting revelation well, Amina Bhima anzahl to methodically Mama, Mark Allah Taku Avila, caffeine in me. Believe in Revelation, don't be the first to disbelieve. Don't be a capital of Revelation. So the discourse in Baccarat is actually about belief in risala. And this belief in Allah, that's what it is, and how much reliance one has to place on their messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam The other interesting thing here is that the lessons lomita but the Luca frabill Eman as if to say, whoever replaces their disbelief with what are their belief with disbelief as if you already had it, you can't replace something if you didn't
have it already. So he's actually telling but he, you have some women left. Don't ruin it. By going down this road again, you do it because you have accepted Him. later on. He will say yeah, and if we know who come by, and if we're not recognizing like they were their own kids, that isn't that is an act of faith that you it's there, it's inside you the conviction is there. Don't ruin it, don't let it go. And what I love about this is the imagery if you were to do so what's going to happen? Because
then he's gone. He's lost from the from the straight work path. And the last hour Seville is actually old Arabic expression for someone lost in the desert. Because in the desert, if you get lost, you can't go in a straight line, what happens to you, you go in a giant circle and you won't even know. So it's not so I mean, it's not the main the straight course that you're supposed to go. This is a very telling kind of imagery that hits the Israelites particularly hard because they were lost in the desert. Allah says, you know, and why did they end up losing themselves in the desert, Kalia Musa in Allah, Allah hobbiton, Madame ofii ha, they said Noosa we're not going to enter that
land a lot. Moosa told them Let's fight Allah has given us the permission to fight for that land. And that was guaranteed his victory when they were wandering in the desert, and they said we're never going to enter that land so long as those those crazy warriors are there we're not going to have underwater boca de la ohnaka do you go your master go fight. We're sitting here waiting. kohlrabi inilah I'm lucky enough see what he said master I don't have any authority. I have no control over anybody except myself and my brother. Meaning the only ones who are going to go away or command is my myself and my brother furfural Cobain and albino Coleman faster, clean source causes
separation. It's so beautiful that he said that causes separation between ourselves and the corrupt nation. You know why phosphoric is important? Because it's gonna be coal. And
that's how Allah made firk separation between the pharaohs and Moosa
the Pharaoh and his army and Musa now Musa saying, Can you do another partition, please? Because that one partition was between me and the disbelievers. I'd like the second partition between me and the corrupt nation. These are like I can't take it anymore. Now they're telling me me and God go fight.
Because I want our book Africa. I can't take it anymore. I don't want nothing to do with these people. Even moose has given up on the Israelites for Karla in Doha, Mohan Rama la Marina Sana, then Allah said that land that it was promised to them is going to be impermissible for them to they will have no way of getting in there for 40 years, yet the hoonah fell out. They're going to wander aimlessly in the hinterland. They're going to be wandering these are the days of the wandering right the Exodus and the days of the wandering the wilderness. Let's call them biblical studies for that that's our little cover screen don't even feel bad for the corrupt nation don't need to feel bad 40
years ago won't wander that way. Now unless as here whoever replaces by the way there What did they do to earn that wandering? Think about it. They challenge their messenger didn't they? Isn't that exactly the subject matter right now? The challenge their messenger and unless has been whoever does that? What's gonna happen? They're gonna wander off far away from the pack. Like literally the image of what they had done before to earn that wandering a lot. conjures that image up and says, You're asking for another wandering. You're asking for what you did with most and by the way, are you going to do this just like you did with Musab before? Isn't that wording already came so Pamela how
complete the text is how everything just ties together even that phrase for Kabbalah so as I mean, look what it is Advocaat Bala. He's lost. He's misguided. So Allah Sabine so beautiful. Then the last are two irtf today actually, maybe just yeah, we'll have to do both.
What the Kathy Roman and Al Kitab loliondo do not come in but the Imani calm co founder and hazard among the unforeseen, a huge number of a number not small from among the People of the Book, wish or they would absolutely love. If only they can turn you back. Even after you have your faith and the monochrome isn't a buffer to suggest you have now completely internalized your faith. They would like nothing better that they could take you back from that into being disbelievers again. Could foreign a huge number not small of the People of the Book.
would love for you to go back to disbelief again? What does this mean so far? so far? This ayah First of all, it doesn't mean most Jews and Christians want us to convert.
understand something is the original context to your Jews or Christians. Which one is it? That's the Jews. Jews don't like people converting to Judaism.
They're actually pretty exclusive, as we've learned, you know? So why, what is this talking about? They're not saying please convert to Judaism. First of all, they're saying you were better off mushnik when you didn't give us this hard time
when you were pagan, worshipping other gods and idols and everything else, you didn't like, put us to the end put us in the hot seat telling us what Musa said we don't follow and interrogating us and your clan didn't come in, like owners every time and things were much easier to deal with with the pagans, and we used to hate the pagans. Now we're thinking you're better off pagan.
I just wish you'd go back to your old religion.
The second part of the meaning here is there are those who used to be Jewish that have become one Muslim, and they're really hoping to get them back. They those they want back. And now how do they get those back? Well, they're the ones that they're trying to confuse with what conversation Hey, you think God just didn't get it right with thought and now he got called on this thing doesn't make any sense. That's what that conversation was. Now Ally's saying this is why they're raising this question. This is why they're creating this propaganda to get the new Muslims who have left Judaism and come into Islam to shake them up and bring them back again. They've tried a few ways of doing
it. This is one of them, what the Casio Minh and GitHub lobiondo do not come and buy the monochrome kofod Now, the other thing is can see Kathy Roman alakija as opposed to saying what I don't get I'm
also saying what the UK through Ireland Kitab mo and a lot of poor translations of the Quran say most people overlook want you to turn back from their religion to disbelief. What Where did you get most from? What's the Arabic word for most? Excellent. This is what Kathy says huge difference between Kathy rocks are the number of people that want you to go back is not small.
Now which number of people want you to go back? Is it the average Jew that has nothing to do with anything he wants you to convert from your Islam doesn't he doesn't care. Even in Medina, it doesn't care. It's actually talking about there's no small number of religious leadership. The rabbi's of the of the Israelites, the preachers, they're the community leaders that they have among themselves, that the hardcore the hardliners among themselves that want to have this supremacy, the sub supremacy in their heads. They would love to see you lose Islam because Islam they see as a threat.
They don't want you they just don't want Islam just go somewhere else. be something else just that Muslim. You know, you'll have people that are even today you'll have people that are like very,
like committed Jewish,
preach agnosticism to Muslims.
Critical questioning faith and Wilson and themselves actually committed to it.
I've seen professors like that, like the question religion, and then I later question do you do you have these ideas? No, no, I'm actually a committed follower.
You believe in God? Yeah.
Why don't you teach this? Yes, but this is just what I teach. Yeah, course on Islamic Studies.
It's awesome. There's a group among them that will have this, they just love taking you away from your faith. They just love taking you away. But the rationale of the people of Medina was these particular this group in Medina was very interesting. It was hassard adminer Indian forcing him
out of a sheer jealousy that emanates deep from within themselves. Now India understand this, now less telling us they do this. They want you to leave Islam. He's also telling us why do they want you to leave Islam. And the reason Allah gives this has said, jealousy. What jealousy.
Number one, the jealousy here is we like being the religious authority.
We like being the religious authority. And we like to speak on behalf of God. We like to be that, because you know, when you're the religious authority, people see you as better than everybody else. They see you as morally superior. They give you this pedestal in society. You know, we can't lose that position in our in our society. And now look, look at how they're treating this prophet. He gets all the attention. Everybody wants to be like him every once and people were losing our own congregations behind him. They're losing numbers. They would love for you to leave so long as they can hold on to their their status. That's one jealousy. The other jealousy is actually they know in
their heart of hearts put on His revelation and they can't stand it. Why did it come to an error? Why
can we can they just can this messenger just fail so God changes his mind and sends another one to one of ours again?
We just need to see this project fail, because
this is really the end of the legacy of the Israelites. How can we see that happened before our own eyes, that they couldn't take it, it could not take it. There are some universals that can be drawn from this. Scary ones, though. There are people that belong to a certain tradition, within a religion. And let's just talk about our own religion within Islam, were people that belong within a tradition and tradition is a beautiful, beautiful thing. But what happens to traditions over time is sometimes they become corrupt.
politics are involved, money's involved, you know, mafia mob mentality is involved. And over time, that same religion or that school of thought, whatever it was, it turns into this political, social, mafia thing. And when it becomes that way, and something new emerges, that is actually calling for the religion in a pure way, in a better way, in a cleaner way, in a more justified way, then naturally, good people tend to gravitate away from the cult,
and the mafia, and they get drawn to this pure message. And when they do, what happens to the cold, they got really angry. They they don't want anything to do with this. And actually, one of the things they do is they love to declare that the people you're going towards now are gone.
They're not even believers. Don't go there. They're just kafar. Somehow they should be labeled kofod. Or they should become profile.
And what what makes them do that? hustle the minute, the unforeseen, deep jealousy from within themselves? I would never believe this about our own mind till I saw it with my own eyes.
I would never believe it. I bet the ugly I don't name anybody, I can't. But I will tell you, there are people who on the face, we'll actually quote and learn from the people that they speak about in public and speak against in public and declare coffee in public but privately learn from them take their take advantage of their work and copy and shamelessly in all of it.
In private settings, even in Vidya it makes sense. Yeah, it's actually good stuff. And, you know, why do you say that stuff? Well, you know, I mean,
credit stay with the gang.
This complete lack of integrity, this jealousy can emanate deep within themselves, even after the truth has become clear that the multibillion dollar is the scariest part. That's that's, you know, way after the truth has become abundantly clear to them.
Alleged talking about people that are corrupt, not because they're ignorant, they're corrupt, despite being knowledgeable,
corruption, despite being knowledgeable, not being, you know, not doing justice, to your knowledge, despite having it. That's the scariest of all, when that knowledge is only a means of furthering one's reputation, furthering one's status in society. And when that status is challenged, then, you know, it's like the reason you got that knowledge is not going away.
That's, that's being taken away from your father who Allah says, what should you do with these people? By the way, this propaganda of you know, so many of the people of the book, the propaganda against Islam, and so many propaganda videos today, and social media, you know, materials today that are there to sway people away from Islam and, and we get riled up, we get really fired up like, Oh, they made a video about contradictions in the Quran, or they made another one about prophecy, saddam, and his, you know, his marriages, or they made another one about this another one about that. And we should answer this one, and we should answer that one. And we should answer that one.
What does Allah do about this propaganda? He says, as far foo was final,
pardon, and ignore or swallow at at a low VOD, until Allah comes with his own decision.
Why is he telling us that? He's telling us that because when they focus the attention of Islam on their criticisms,
and you focus your attention only on answering those criticisms, then who controls the conversation?
They do. They will ask the question you will answer they will ask the next question you will answer. They decide where the conversation goes. You fall into their trap. You're supposed to commit yourself to caught on to the message itself, which whose direction is dictated by who? alarm? You just keep declaring the message and watch despite all of their propaganda, despite all of their scheming how people are going to flooding anyway.
When you get riled up about them, you're forgetting that they and what they do, the policy towards it's supposed to be powerful was for who pardon and overlook. Don't bring it more attention. You know, for a lot of those kinds of videos, the vast majority of those views are people that say we need to do something about this.
Those videos would not be popular, except by the people who didn't want to watch them.
Look at the policy of a law who was well
hateful to them, let it go, pardon loving and overlook, because and by the way Afro is used when somebody really gets under your skin, they will say like Allah says, well let us my own Amina Latina, autumn government, political woman under the national identity law, you're gonna hear some very painful words from them, you're gonna hear some pain from them, just ignore it and was for who means when you flip a page you don't see the previous page anymore you just like you didn't it didn't even happen hedayati Allahu BMB until Allah brings his own decision until Allah tells you how to deal with them. How did Allah tell us how to deal with the Israelites of Medina right now they're
running their mouth, they're propagating against the Prophet sites, but they're doing all this stuff right now. Don't worry about it. Just don't don't deal with them. Then we were also in a treaty with them in Medina. Right, we're in a treaty with them. Eventually, Allah Himself will reveal what he means until Allah comes with his decision. That's what happens in Surah, Al Hashem
sort of how should we work? Because once they violated their Treaty, and they were treacherous at the hub, then how do you do, you're gonna fight them and you will deal with them, you will end this problem, but let them put their foot in their mouth, let them acts themselves first. You know, let them step on the minefield themselves. Right now, if they're running their mouth, let them run their mouth. It's okay. And notice the wording again in Aloha, la Galicia in Cadiz. Allah is in complete control. Control is one meaning of Kadir but it has complete calculation over all things when to do what and in what measure. I got the plan. Don't worry in the la hora de conditioning. That's all I'm
saying. That's not your headache, leave that alone.
Now the last, by the way, just one I wanted to make reference to I didn't get to. It's uncertain Nyssa. Remember, I told you they don't want you to necessarily convert to Judaism. They just want you to not be Muslim anymore. That's actually explicitly stated in put onto a nisarg 51 Allah says I'm Tara Illa de una una semana. Kita. Haven't you seen those who were given a portion from the book? You know, we'll jump to what are what they believe in all kinds of false gods and rebellious entities. Yep. Una de La Nina cafaro. They say about those who disbelieved, meaning the Michigan now the Jews and Christians are talking about specifically the Jews actually of Medina are talking about
the machico of Makkah. What are they saying about the machico? maka, hula? I mean, under Xena amanu sebelah. These people are more guided than those. were better off with them. We're better off with the Michigan than we are with these these new believers. You know, we take that any day. So this is the idea of you know,
of this iron out the last iron shallot honor that I wanted to share with you. And that is what Kamal Sala will just share a few things about it. Well, people saw that our artists aka Omar to continually unfussy come and hide in Toledo, who are in the law. In the law hobbema Dharma University
established the prayer gives a god
don't focus on what they're saying and their propaganda and don't focus on that. What do you focus on that?
You let me see you establish the salah and give the god
don't focus your energy on the negativity that's happening against Islam focus your energy on what you must do for Allah and then he adds Omar to cut the moody unphysical min hiren and wherever you can put forward invest for for yourselves have any kind of good beyond salons aka
help a neighbor do some charity do some thou learn some crimes? I like there's an open field of the kind of good you can do.
Exhaust yourselves in good Why did you do and a lot you'll find it with Allah.
This is like one of those I thought that the oma needs so badly today because something happens against Islam Something happened you know hamdulillah we haven't had one of those scenarios. Recently. We've had a good break we'll keep that break permanent. But somebody insults the Messenger of Allah so I said that somebody is burning a copy of Quran somebody's doing this or that or the other some one of these things is happening, right? And we're fired up or focused on how are we going to respond? We need to respond we need to have an answer we need to have an answer. What is offensive things have happened to the Quran and to the promises from his own lifetime. in Makkah and
Medina they did. What was the policy given by Allah? What was the policy given? Listen to this hadith la espera Allah Ivan Yes, Maru Mina LA. Nobody is more patient about something offensive that's been said. Then Allah Himself
NOBODY'S MORE patient about something offensive that they had to hear then Allah Himself Yeah, the una una de la jolla.
They call they call competitors and worship competitors besides him and he still feeds them.
He still provides them that's the policy that's the Sunnah of Allah. So novela Okay, and what do you want to say about using Christians we're gonna try to convert you back and they want you to be covered for who lovingly forgive them was far ignored the bad stuff. Have the yellow well ki masala arctos aka mama Takata Malian for Siegelman hiding By the way, when the cat was explained eventually what they didn't include. Well, more I love it Columbo when the cat was fine
Explain who should it go to also spend it on people whose hearts might get soft and
give the card to the starving Christian in the striving to give it to them soften their hearts don't convert don't say we're giving it to you so you can convert just soften their hearts like these people aren't all bad. They just help that's it doesn't really do mean Coca Cola sugar. We don't want to pay back from you. We don't want appreciation. We're just doing this just to soften your heart to that's it. That's all the card can go there to you know, that was one of the original intentions of it. Well, Ki masala, atossa kawamata Kadima, Leon Phu Kham in Highland, whatever you invest for yourselves have any kind of good I love this phrasing also, because when the oma is in a
difficult state when they're under attack, from all directions, especially ideological, then we can become overly negative and not focus on good things that we can actually accomplish. And we everybody's looking for what is the thing we must do for the oma? Like, what is the real work brother?
The real work according to this ayah brother, is ninhydrin
any good just do something good bro.
Allah didn't say mama to cut the moody unfussy comb Renu hiree
the ultimate good
man hiding, why did he leave it open ended? Because every Sahabi is capable of different kinds of good.
Not everybody's going to be a boubakeur. Not everybody is going to view some of insane. Not everybody's going to be a hustler. musavat there are people that are capable of different things, and they're going to do good within their own capacities. Don't use stories of Sahaba, like some of the prophecies from says this was going to agenda. And people were like, why are you going to look follow him? He's gonna agenda.
And then they follow him. And then he says, Well, I just don't say bad stuff about people.
What great accomplishment that he have. He just doesn't say bad stuff about people. There are other people who do a lot of other good. That is good. Is there a variety in the good that the companions did? Yeah. Is there a variety in the good that you can do? Absolutely. to assume that there is one ultimate good, you know, what happens is we get involved in projects and work and good deed. And what happens is, when we're in it, we're like, this is it, man, this is the thing to do. Everybody else is doing something else. I wish you were doing a real thing, because we're doing the real thing. You know, your project is cool, but ours is like, it's like what Allah wants, you know, like
yours. Yeah, I mean, I hopefully in Shall I look out for something
there's an openness. And this this kind of sickness can enter any institution, any organization, any machine, any group, and it's nothing but a poison. Walmart to continually unphysical min height. And if you really internalize this idea, you know what's gonna happen? Anybody else who's doing something, you'll never be jealous about it. You know, the previous I was about jealousy, right? You won't be jealous, you'll just say, hey, there's another kind of good. Oh, wow, there's another kind of good. Hey, another kind of good. And you'll just appreciate the good in it. in the lobby, Martha maluna bossy, Allah is keeping an eye on what you're up to. You're so concerned about what they are
up to what their propaganda is up to what they're doing, what Allah says, Why are you so worried about what they're up to? Allah is only concerned about what you're up to and about what they're up to? I've got that covered how to law will be the law coalition.
That is putting everything in just check for the for the Muslims, by the by the time this passage comes to an end, how must you deal with them? Yes, the question whether or not Koran is worthy of being followed, whether it's the revelation to follow, whether it's, you know, isn't isn't really a replacement of Torah, they will challenge you, they will question you, and they will do lots of other things, by the way. Well, you know, look at the transition also, you know, what is this not the first time we saw what the, in the in ir 109 what the Casio manaakitanga Previously, we read, now yodeler, the NACA forum in Africa, where machines and units are accumulating or become the those
who disbelieved among the People of the Book and the machine. They don't wish any good to come to you at all. They wish no revelation ever came to you. The first thing that was mentioned was they wish no revolution ever came to you. The second time the wishes mentioned, they wish they could turn you back. You know what this transition is? First they wished nothing ever came to you too late. It already came. Now that it came they're hoping it can reverse. That's what this I was there hoping it just goes back and yellow Do you know No, you do not come in body mind ecophon. It could just take you back there hoping to reverse the clock. They will have their attempts. And sometimes their
attempts will be successful. But that doesn't matter. We can't focus on them. We have to focus on what Allah has given us. If the if the oma internalize that we're lucky we are there's so many of us in the world today. That if we were just doing something good, there will be a lot of good in the world.
If you just focus on doing some kind of good, any kind of good within any human capacity, then a fifth of the world's population doing good things. That's a lot
Good. That's a whole lot of good. The face of the world could change. We just think the only time change matters is if it comes in Grand chunks. Huge hits either jaw or no sort of law he won't. But what are eight inositol una de de la of weijun. When that happens, that's when it counts for something. Even that wasn't the ultimate goal. What was it for somebody?
When that happens, now you do what you're really supposed to which is what? Some big, big stuff. By the way, when victory comes do test be right. And if victory doesn't come and you're going through a hard time, while spirit, Yoku was a big deal breaker.
Be patient over what they're saying and the hard time just do this be Allah when you don't when you have a hard time notice when victory comes still Why do this be?
Your goal is actually to connect with Allah. This the trials and tribulations and victory and loss in this world. That doesn't change that equation. The constant is our relationship with Allah look at the Quran that way. Look at what the prophets being told to do. So I said that entire times and in good times. It's the same thing is being told hard times deal with it from just behind the sofa. Good times, deal with it with us behind Stefan. Just keep constant in your good. May Allah azza wa jal make us of those who can truly show Allah that we've done some good with our lives, and that we weren't overwhelmed with negativity. barakallahu li walakum for added Hakeem, when finally we are
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