Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ayah 130-134 of Surah Al-Baqarah
December 25, 2016
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shaytani r rajim. Woman miletti Ibrahima
Sophie. Hi nafsa what are called is sloughi now houfy dounia we're in Whoville de la mina slowly in. It's called Allah hora boo slim. Kala Aslam toliara Bella I mean propitiously sadri were silly MD, Dr. Tammy lasagna, Coco leaf Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah he was he has been in some abandoned significance Mr. likoma to live with Ricardo. So today my intention is to cover 130 onwards to the end of the passage of Ibrahim alayhis salam in this session. We are nearing the end of this passage and here allows a witch hunt says woman Yakubu miletti Ibrahim laments a few hand ofsaa who would turn away from the religion of Ibrahim the Miller mill I told you before when
you're inclined towards something and when you are when you lean towards something, or you feel an emotional attachment towards something, so who would turn away from the simply transit as religion of Ibrahim 11 Steffi hafsa who accept someone fooling fooling nun, but themselves that's a bit of a loaded translation. But that's really what a Sufi Hanif sahoo boils down to, well after this toffee now who fit dunya and we had certainly chosen him in worldly life well enough to fill our healthy living in and no doubt about it, it is in the afterlife, especially that he is truly in the company of the righteous or he is counted among the righteous, the good solid in this ayah has a number of
very key lessons that need our attention. The first of them is, you know, when Allah azza wa jal says about him, I'll start at the end actually, Allah says that he will be counted among the good the righteous asylee when
Allah says elsewhere, when when you get a la hora solfa Kamala Tina and Allahu Allah human being was the key was Shahada was Salah him. Allah counts great people that Allah has favored like fatty houses, paths of those who you favorite he describes those people that Ally's favorite into four categories, profits, people who confirm those profits to be true, people who testify to the truth generally speaking, and good people, the lowest, the lowest quality, or the least of those that are good people is at the bottom right so profits are at the top of that list. And good people are at the bottom of that list and we pray to Allah that He includes us among the good that obviously the
one category is impossible to be a part of his profits. Those are the ones chosen by Allah, the rest as the Pina Shahada a salad that's a that's a list of people you can be a part of, but the broadest of them is asylee hain Rahim Allah is Allah is Allah Allah as a mere Rasul is the, of the great resolve of all the messengers. He's considered among those incredible incredible messengers, the Quran keeps referring back to even telling the Prophet Solomon to follow his way. So why in the end is a blessing, he ranks among the good, like you would think at the end in the ACA, he ranks among the prophets, he ranks among the top. And in a sense of the people that are in heaven, He ranked him
among the bottom it sounds that way. But that's not what's being said here. This is actually part of the beauty of him declaring or declaring him a mom over people, and him wanting to be a father or his role as a father. He wants to be among those children that made it into gender. And so he's among a solid hain, like in the era, he wants to be among the children that he prayed for that made it and that's why a solid hain is particularly beautiful at the end of this, this declaration about Ibrahim alayhis salam. The other thing here that's important to highlight is now from here on the on the case that was already previously made, when the prophet SAW he prayed for the prophesy Salaam to
come, ba ba ba ba see him Rasulullah Muhammad Ali, my attic, the ayah that we read, where he prayed to Allah that a messenger should come among his lineage, you know, that will recite the art and purify them and all of that. Now lysing Well, that's what what this messenger has brought is the religion of Ibrahim. And that's why instead of saying, well, who would turn away from the Prophet of Allah, meaning Mohammed Salah Shalom, except someone fooling himself, because that's who Abraham prayed for, instead of spelling it out that way, alternative language is used very, it's very clever, actually, who would turn away from the religion of Ibrahim? The previous hire wasn't talking
about the religion of Abraham, it was talking about the prophets lies to them, which is the Quran way of saying the prophet SAW them and what he brought is the religion of Abraham, why would you turn away from that? So this is the way the the Jewish community has been made a case to, you're not turning away from Muhammad. You're turning away from your Rahim you're turning away from the religion of Ibrahim, why would you do so? What what kind of a person would do so except 11 Sufi hafsa, who accepts the one who would fool himself, foolishness This is not the first time it comes up. The first time foolishness came up in the surah was an amino coma Amina so far, should be
believed like the fools have believed
And that was something said by elements of the Jewish community and elements of the hypocrites they both said Why should we accept Islam like these Muslims look at all the trouble that came with it all the sacrifices you want us to just put ourselves in the in the line of fire like they did? That's foolish. No thanks. Whatever we have Aviva is good enough for us. We don't have to believe like these people do not mean Oh, come on. I'm gonna sofa.
At the end of this entire discourse, a lot of reminds them of the legacy of Ibrahim all of which is nothing but sacrifice. And it culminates in his willingness, even a sacrifice his own son.
And now says, By the way, anyone refusing the religion of Abraham is the actual fool. Anyone walking away from willingness to sacrifice is the actual full. So that's how the the foolishness is now coming back full circle, and decide there's foolishness we've mentioned or Safa will be mentioned one more time in this sutra. And that's coming up actually, in the next passage discussion, you know, when we finish this discourse on Ibraheem alehissalaam, when the Qibla will be changed. So there's three times foolishness as mentioned, and they're all connected to each other, I want to connect the third one, so your Hulu sofa how luminous I will do at the end when we get there and
Sharla. And you'll see how even these small, like ideas that Allah kind of throws in as he's discussing, they build on top of each other and they make a cohesive argument. So that's the second thing that I wanted to highlight about this Iowa Yakubu miletti Ebrahim elements, if you have
something about safaga, or what I translated right now as foolishness, as Lucifer, I left this in Arabic, the essential meaning of foolishness is actually to be light, meaning to be light of mind to easily change your mind from one thing to another, for your opinion, to sway without really having thought through anything. So somebody tells you something, you know, yeah, of course. And then somebody tells you something else you'd like, yeah, of course, and you keep switching your way. That's actually at the core of what it means to be foolish. In other words, being settled and created critiquing and arriving at a conclusion, and then not moving from that conclusion until you
have compelling evidence. That's just hearsay. That's the opposite of foolishness. So when people are easily manipulated, what in marketing terms is called the impulsive consumer? That's actually the classical Arabic definition of foolishness is you don't think about something you just get impacted by it and you you go in this direction, right? So that's, that's one of the meanings of it. Then Jalla nafsa, whom ohana 10, delila when somebody degrades themselves, when they don't give themselves enough credit, when they don't think for themselves, they say, oh, somebody else will think for me, somebody else will do for me, I'm weak, I'm stupid. I don't, I'm not a thinker, etc,
etc. When somebody puts themselves down, that's actually a kind of suffer, oh, Jacqueline FC really hurt he actually he will admit difficulty or to keep oneself in the in the dark by refusing to think by being afraid to think and being afraid to learn. That's also a kind of sci fi. That's interesting, because the Jewish people were very educated people. Right there. They're very learned people. So why would this term be applicable to them? Because they're constantly learning and searching. And the thing is that a, an element among them became fossilized. In other words, our elder said it the scholar said it, that's all you have to think about it. Now. You don't have to
figure out where it came from, or what it means. It's okay, they've already done all the thinking for us. And even within their circle of scholarship, some scholar before me said it, that must mean that it's absolutely true. I don't have to investigate it myself. I don't have to figure this out for myself, or think about it myself, or really know why the scholar said when he said, this was their foolishness that you keep yourself in the dark on purpose without even investigating, like an officer who was the Hahaha, well, let me You barely be able to do anyhow. okra, or some have implied that the word sofa suggests that you're literally destroying yourself, when you destroy yourself,
and you don't care that you're putting yourself in harm's way, because of your lack of thinking.
Not in terms of this life, nor in the next that is the essence of sofa a woman who have suffered a failure or who have to cover a file. Bobby, Morrow are among the final meanings of sofa are things that are done that are just against just common decency. When you do things that are just not decent, that's actually considered one of the essential meanings of foolishness. So when when Now let's go back and tie that together, who would turn away from the religion of Ibrahim except someone who's fooling themselves would imply, except someone who has lost their own decency, Rahim Allah, Islam is calling to the most basic universal human decency, the most natural religion. You know, we
think of nowadays, even I interact with, you know, Muslims all the time have different levels, right. And there are some Muslims who have this view that Islam is this sort of unnatural thing. It's this, you know, exaggerated forms of rules that were very applicable 1000s of years ago, but now it just doesn't make any sense. And it's just it's hard. And it's not, you know, it's not normal. The word they don't use is natural. The word they use is normal. Ibrahima asylums legacy and the use of the word foolishness here is making a case that actually we're going back to
Normal, Rahim Allah Islam is how human beings are normally supposed to be. And where did we've departed from the norm so much that now when you come back to the natural, it feels weird.
I've given I'm reminded of a personal example, I used to be completely addicted to like, soda, like Coke or Pepsi is like water. You have to have it for every meal. And so with some meals, it's like haram not to like if you have a pizza, then it's like, and if you get used to a natural drink, and then someone offers you water,
you know what happens?
Something's missing. No, this doesn't seem right, something's missing. I don't know this is and guess what? For, in for a human being? What's the most essential concern because it's water. It's the essence of life itself. And now that became a natural, when you're in the unnatural for a long time, and your body actually accustoms acclimates to the unnatural, and then it finds the natural not fulfilling enough or strange? Why are they just giving me water?
Why don't they give me some kind of chemicals I can't pronounce, to pour into my body, you know? So that's actually in in a spiritual sense. Also, when someone's in an unnatural environment, when they're in an unhealthy environment, and they're in it for a long, long, long time. Then they're invited back to the way of Ibrahim Elisa the natural way, then the natural seems weird. Just wait, something's missing.
I don't I don't, you know, and the thing about the other interesting thing about the unnatural is that it's very appealing at first, but then you pay the price for it later.
Allah did that not just in spirituality, he did that in this dunya. Also, when you eat unnatural foods, processed foods, you know, artificial foods, it may taste really good right now.
But then the diagnosis and the diabetes and whatever other problems show up later on even cancer, sometimes this stuff that shows up later on because of junk you've been eating for ever and ever and ever that's running in your bloodstream. That's later on. Similarly, in dystonia. When people are fooling themselves for some enjoyment, that's immediate. What are they going to pay the price later on? Like a lot created this world, the material world as a sign for how things work in the spiritual world. Right. So what happens in our daily experience, even in terms of consumption and things? That's actually how the world the world of the asset also works? May Allah protect us in both. So
we'll look at this trophy now who for dunya, we had certainly singled him out in worldly life. This is the part that's the most intriguing to me. Allah xojo says, what a God who would turn away from the legacy of Ibrahim while we chosen him. We had made him special in this role. Now I use the word wild because I'm saying what NACA does Safina who is actually a heart. When you say it's a Heil, here's how the sentence sounds. Only a fool will turn away from the legacy of Ibrahim while he was the one we chose in this life. While he was a special chosen one. Why is that important to hear from the Jewish community? All this time, they believed who's the chosen one? They are. And allies now
saying, wait, no, I think you got that wrong. The Chosen One is actually Ibrahim. And the only reason you're chosen is because you were holding on to the legacy of Ibrahim. That's even what you're you know, their father is a slightly who is Yaqoob. Their son his use of right out of his 12 sons, one of them is use of use of isn't prison. And in prison, he meets a couple of inmates, and they talk to him and you know, and he starts telling them about his religion. And what does he say, you know, I have followed the religion of my father. And he starts with the Rahim again, like that's the original son of Islam in and he can't escape that I am actually part of the legacy of my chosen
father, Ibrahim, right that that was the original thinking of the Israelites. They didn't think of themselves as Israelites. First, they thought of themselves as children of Abraham. And that's what what Ally's calling them to weather consists of a number of Indonesia. But the other really powerful kind of question that this piece of the ayah creates. Very heavy, it has so many beautiful lessons for the Muslims study the life of Ibrahim Elisa, all you'll find is one impossible challenge after the next that's all you find. You find a lot of loneliness, you find a lot of abandonment, abandonment, like kicked out, kicked out by his own family, and then forced to leave his family
later on. So there's a lot of solitude in his life. There's a lot of oppression in his life, he was being thrown into a fire. Right? So he's got all these horrible, horrible experiences that if anybody had something close to that somebody gets kicked out of their home by their parents, somebody is abandoned, forced to be abandoned from their children's somebody has, you know, to witness the loss of their own child, somebody who's in prison or about to be tortured or whatever, like, these are horrible experiences. And that's what he goes through. And then that entire life is summarized as we chose him. He's chosen, he's special and he's chosen like anybody would look at a
So how is that chosen? If that's choice? No thanks. I'd rather not be picked out. You know, Ally's teaching us a profound, profound lesson.
Every test is a blessing. Every test is that's why if delight means both them, and if they haven't, it means test and blessing at the same time. Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam was given incredible tests, which is the result of which was he was given incredible blessings. This woman is going to have a lot of tests. That's why I actually were chosen when you're chosen, you get tested. That's what it comes with. And so when Ally's telling him, Well, I've got this stuff. I know we, you know, sometimes when we don't understand these things, and things happen in our life, and we're like, why is Allah doing this to me? Like, why am I being tested like this? Because your children, if you're going to him,
he's not going to test you as you get a test.
You're the ones that have to go through this. And there'll be all kinds of tests for us, we'll let everyone know, hey, him, you know, hopefully, we'll do He'll test you with all kinds of things. He swears to it. We will test you with all kinds of stuff, things that will terrify you mental health, will you and things that will starve you will knock seven minutes. I mean, a similar art, you know, Milan, Milan, elanco, Samara, Russia, Serbia, I'm going to make you suffer loss of wealth, fruits, and I'll make you suffer loss of children, even some a lot could include children. You know, you'll see you'll you'll experience these things. And I'm telling you, congratulations to those who can
persevere through that. But I will test you, I will give you these, these these tests. So we'll call this Sophie now who for dunya, we had certainly selected him in this world. Now the next thing I want to highlight is is the far Mr. outcome, which is the word I'm trying transiting is selected or chose. The Arabic language can use the word HD baht, which is also a choice, it can use HDR, which is also choice is default, which is also choice
is default particularly comes from software, which means purity. And its default could mean someone who has chosen because of how pure they are. That's one meaning of his default, someone chosen for how pure they are, is defined also means someone chosen purely by the one making the choice. In other words, I select somebody for something or I select a candy or I select a meal from a menu. And somebody asked me, Why did you pick that? I said, I don't owe you an explanation. It's my it's my choice and purely mine, not influenced by anybody else. My friend didn't pointed me and say get the chicken wings or something. And I said, Okay, fine, I'll get it. If the choice was influenced by the
outside, then it's no longer a factor. It's not purely my choice. So it's the faster just two things. The choice itself is pure. And the chooser has no outside influence. They've made that choice purely on their own. When a catastrophe now for dunya means Allah doesn't owe anybody an explanation why he chose Ibrahim, why did he choose Anybody else?
And that's what they use it sometimes for the selection of prophets, Allah huya stuffy malamala katsudon amin, US allies, the one who purely he selects out of the angels, certain angels to be messengers, and out of humanity, certain people to become messengers. He makes that choice and you don't get to question why him Why not him? The use of that word is now becoming like its strategic, because you don't question why Abraham was chosen.
Why are you questioning if one of his sons is chosen now?
Right. So if you accept the Steve Harvey Brahim, by implication, you should be accepting the SFR of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That's the argument that's embedded inside of here. We're in the hotel at Lomonosov hain. And of course, without a doubt, it is in the afterlife that he is among the righteous this is this is another subtle beauty here is that the first part of it is to find out who freedonia is past tense, because that happened 1000s of years ago, Allah had chosen him. And by the way, when he says fit dunya why why even say for dunya? We chose him in dunya because he will leave a legacy and a mark for people to follow and how to live their life in this world. What is the
one thing we're going to take from Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam, practically in this world, I mean, there's the man and belief in Allah Of course, what we're going to take from him is life is about trials.
Life and the biggest challenge to your faith is going to be trials, that's what they're gonna be. That's the legacy he will leave behind in this life. By now velocity, let me know Salah hain is so beautiful in the al Qaeda, he is truly among those that are righteous. In other words, those who learned that lesson from him, those who went through those trials and survived them, he gets to meet all those who pass those tests and he's in their company. So this was in the past tense because it's in the past but that statement that he is among the righteous is actually made into a Joomla smear, which is linguistically it suggests something that's constant
so it says the Allies describing his permanent forever state in the afterlife in the company of the righteous along Medina Minho. Okay, so that's a little bit about this ayah now we go forward How did elect choose him? What's this great choice that Allah made of him is called a la hora boo Aslam. Whenever
And the word is could be actually Metallica be Masada. It could go back to what came already. In other words, we chose him in this dunya. Every time we said to him submit, I'm connecting the two now. Okay? A lot of times the study of Quran we study one eye at a time, and we don't look what came before. And you don't realize that this is actually a continuous speech. There's a point being made before and after. And we'll see today actually, in the next passage, it's impossible. Sometimes it's impossible to study for it one at a time. Sometimes, you have to look at what came before you don't have a choice. A lot won't give you a choice. You won't make sense of it if you don't look back. So
here are live saying we had chosen him especially every time we said to him submit a slim, Carla slim to little bit. I mean, he said, I submit myself, I give myself up before the master of all peoples and all nations very chosen, careful crafted words here. First and foremost, how do you know your chosen? And how do you know your pure, your chosen and your pure? When every time a lot calls upon you to submit, you submit?
Now you and I allow doesn't speak to us directly.
But he does speak to us in our conscience when we're Muslim. You and I are presented with choices. There's a temptation in front of you, you can just jump right in. Or you could submit to a lie and not your temptation, at that very moment. And if you submit it to your you're submitted to a lie, a natural temptation, at that very moment you were pure. You were chosen at that very moment. That's how you become from love Ibrahim Ali Salaam. It's called a horrible Muslim at the moments when his master's attempts admit that's the other thing right now giving a lecture to you. Are you sitting watching this video or sitting in my audience? Saying yes, we accept Islam. Easy, what disobedience
to allow you being called to right now.
It's when some harmony is going to be dangling in front of you. Or your eyes want to look but your Dean's wants you to keep your eyes down. or her the stuff that's going to you're going to experience some stuff in life. And at that moment, Allah is telling you a slim
that those what when it's hardest to be like, it's easy to be Muslim when you're inside a machine. It's easy.
It's easy to be awesome. And like when you're fasting in Ramadan, or you're at heart or at ombre, it's easy, like what else you're gonna do. I mean, non Islamic when you have a choice, when all your friends are going to this party.
And you know, this girl is going out at night and all our friends are dressing up rather inappropriately. And she's thinking
I don't want to be the outcast. Should I submit to my friends standards? Because I want to fit in?
Or should I submit to a lot and be the awkward one and get made fun of I did some tough choice. And at that time, when you can say a color a slump a little bit. I mean, I submit myself I humbled myself, why Islam, Islam, the meaning of Islam, or selima, to be at peace with something.
So to give up and be at peace with it. He doesn't just want your obedience. He wants you to be at peace with it. Now that's tough.
Because when he wants you to do something that you really don't like he wants you to walk away from something you really want.
Like, come on, I have to give that up.
Seriously, you're not at peace with it. You're constantly tempted by it. Allah says you want to be like Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam, you have to learn to submit your heart to be at peace with the decision you've made. By the way, people around you and people inspired by shaitaan around you will make sure you're never at peace with the decision you made.
You're gonna keep it seriously man.
You're gonna be all righteous now.
Boring, lame. Like, they're gonna pour that on you and you're gonna be like, yeah, I guess you're No, no, you're completely fine. It doesn't bother you, you're at peace with that you're at peace with all their comments. You're at peace with the pressure, you're at peace with your own temptation, and how you deprive yourself your peace with all of it. You know, there are people who this young young fellow came up to me not too long ago, said I was offered $100,000 job. It was guaranteed to me I just had to lie on my resume. So all I had to do
and I couldn't do it. And it bothers me to this day because they said you could have given South Dakota the mustard.
You could have you could have helped out at the Islamic causes. You could have donated checks, you can just just said you have seven years experience, not six months, just say seven years, I'm guaranteeing you the job.
You know, and he said I couldn't do it did I do the wrong thing because I could have helped Islam with that money. I was like God, that money wouldn't have helped Islam.
That money would have poisoned whatever Islamic project. You put it in
That's what that would have done. But it's hard when the guy is driving a taxi, barely making any money. And he's got 100 k dangling in front of him for just a couple of keyboard types
and then other people come to him other people religious people. No, no, this is the co founder money. It's okay.
We take from them, Masha Allah.
This is this is our religion.
That's the time where if Allah, Allah, horrible Muslim, and you have to be at peace with the decision, you made a slum to the Lord behind me. The other thing, the other beautiful thing here is that if you go back, you keep finding Islam over and over and over again, associated with Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And this is the most pointed of them. We already saw when he was praying with a smile he said Obama was a Muslim mainly look at you know, modern Muslim, and luck. Make us both Muslim before you your father asked for Islam, Israelites, your dad asked for Islam. And he said of my offspring, there should be a nation that is Muslim.
Every time I asked him submit, he said I am Muslim, I submit before the master of all nations and all peoples their case allies making is the religion of Ibrahim is Islam. That's the case he's making the mentality of the Jewish community of Medina Islam is something new.
We have Judaism, they have Islam ally, saying, actually, what you originally had was also Islam, because that's what your father had. Ibrahim, that's Islam. But they can also counter argue, and they can say, Well, no, Islam is what he gave to his marine.
Because he's standing next to who is married, and he's saying make us both Muslim and our offspring should be Muslim. So Islam is for that line. We're not that line, we're not from the line of a smile. We're from the line of what is sorry, we're from a different line. So maybe Islam is for that side. It's not for our side.
I'll get to that problem, because it's going to be answered in this passage. But before I do, what does it mean to submit before the master of all nations and all peoples look at the language of Ibrahim on Islam? Is he concerned is does He say that Rob, is Rob of one people?
Islam, I mean, all peoples, all nations. This was very important for the Israelites to hear, who had replaced that mention of God in the Hebrew Bible with God of Israel, God of Israel, God of Israel, God of Israel, Lord of Israel. He's got one people,
you know, God of your fathers, and he says, look behind me, I'm submitting to the master of all nations, all peoples. Islam was meant to be in the legacy of Ibrahim Ali salam, something universal. It was meant to be something universal. And actually here, I'd briefly like to remind you, why were the Israelites chosen. Why were they chosen people, they were the chosen people. So they learned the religion and teach the religion to themselves. They were chosen people because they were supposed to represent what a nation that follows the religion of Ibrahim looks like on the earth. So all other nations could see them as a model and come to the religion of Iran. That was actually their
function. They became obsessed with themselves, like Islam is for them. And it's not for anybody else.
This is what took them from being a chosen nation, to be a nation that earned the rage of Allah, when they felt like this religion is exclusive to who themselves traveled to some parts of the Muslim world and there are people actually averse to giving Dawa.
There are people in Southeast Asia who say, yeah, Islam is our ethnicity.
And this other ethnicity, they're not real. No, no, you're not. Even if they convert. No real Muslims.
You know, cuz we're the real Muslims.
I like him and they like, your ancestry is Buddhist or Hindu yourself. How are you real Muslims? Any more real than anybody else who takes harder? How is Omar bureau hottub, a real Muslim, after he's lived a life of schicke.
Anybody who comes to Islam as an accepted Islam, it's open to all nations and all peoples, when I'm trying to argue is today, we've actually turned Islam into an ethnic identity also, which was the problem of the Israelites, we become like them.
And that's what took them from being the nation that was chosen and preferred to the nation that received a less anger. What do you think? You fill in the blanks? What happens when we do that? You know, a very, very serious problem. So anyway, like I'll speak of my own country, like Pakistan, for example. You have certain classes of Christians that are very low economically, they basically live in shacks, and they're considered untouchable and dirty and they do the cleanings of the bathrooms and things like that and who gives them Dharma? anybody care about them?
Anybody concerned about even bringing Islam to them? No, we will. We would rather keep them servants for generations. We'd rather keep them that way.
That's the that's a that's a disgusting reason.
Have the oma today that we feel like Islam is ours and not theirs. Islam is not for humanity. And if we can even represent that inside the Muslim lands, you know,
the sentiments I saw by many people in even in Malaysia and towards Chinese.
I was like why these people are so ready for the message of Islam? Why are we giving the darkness very few people are a lot of people are no no, no no assignments. Somali thing? Oh, Chinese thing. What are you talking about?
How just fine,
no. And it's not one country or the other. This is across the board,
across the board.
And then yet we argue that we are somehow better than when we started.
I would argue we're in much more trouble than when it was like much more trouble they had thought art which could be changed.
We have karate, it can even be changed and we still messed up.
They might have an excuse their followers. We didn't have the original version. We forgot what it was about.
What excuse to you and I have lived the book as it was in your face. And you still act like the Israelites were in far more trouble, I would argue. Now submission. What I wanted to get to is the ultimate act of submission is sujood. The ultimate physically the ultimate act of submission is what salute and of course, the first act of submission of the angels for Allah was when he commanded them to do so. And the first refusal of submission was at least when you refuse to do such them. Similarly, when the Israelites were supposed to enter into the city, they were supposed to be in submission to Allah. Baba. So general Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam built the Kaaba raised the foundation
and Lhasa Hara at a time if he was in a sujood. Now it says Islam and how did he find his Islam when Allah said submit he submits to the master of the worlds. It may be this this statement Islam to little bit I mean, I have accepted by submission I offer my submission to the master of all nations and all peoples might even be the statement of the one time he found Allah and he found declared his Islam. You know that story of his that's mentioned in Switzerland when he looked at the star, the sun, the moon, etc. How does it conclude in niwa data? Where do they know the Fatah sumati will have even warmer? I never know which decade? I have, I've turned my face in the direction of the one who
fashioned the skies in the earth. When you submit your face turn your face What are you doing such that you're falling into search now? All of it in one way or the other? For comes back to the notion the concept of search Now, why is that so important? Because the Jewish community had abandoned such that
they actually had half a record left. Not even the whole record that half an hour ago they were like that. Right? And says that was gone.
So it was completely gone. Which is incredible. Because the most amazing story to them is a story of Musa alayhis salam and the story of Musa al Islam. The first people who accepted as our publicly were the magicians who did what they fell into such that
they fell into such that when they were told to enter the town of live guaranteed them they were told to be entered into such a state of sites that they abandon the search that and now you're going to find his collar la hora boo Islam and Islam to the law behind me as y says they're going to be important because pretty soon we're going to be talking about the karma.
And the karma is the direction for our such. Okay, well what's our Bihar Ibrahim Oba Neha Ibrahim Alayhi Salam left a parting will a legacy
for his sons plural sons, which means Ibraheem alehissalaam has more than two.
Like even a son, Ebony, two sons, many more than two sons. Some historians argue he had eight sons,
whatever sounds he had, he gives them the same advice. Now two of the famous ones mentioned in Khurana, which one's smile is hot. Those are the two famous ones right? Now, that means there are six other sons at least, or we don't know how many more that are also part of the Dr. Ibrahim Elisa. And they may not be the era people are the Jewish people there will be other peoples and they're also children of who Ibrahim Elisa, which means the middle of Ibrahim Osama is far more universal and far more intercontinental that we may realize, yeah.
And so he's taking all of his sons and he's giving them this advice. Maybe this is at one time. Maybe it's a different occasions in the life combining it all together. But I'll turn to all of his sons and so did yaku well, wasabi Hydra he moved on he will yaku Ibrahim gave this parting advice to all of his sons, as did Yaqoob. Let's first understand the connection between Abraham and yaku. Before we go on,
Ibrahim has a son named his Hawk is Huck has a son named Yaqoob. So in this ayah we're talking about the grandfather and the grandson.
The grandfather and the grandson
go back to the father again. He has a son named is Hakan yaku. The grandfather also has another son named aspiring. When this passage began, Allah said he was building the Kaaba raising its foundations with the other son, Ismail. Ibrahim to is married. Now he's talking about from Abraham to his hock to Yahoo. I told you one argument that could be made was maybe he just gave Islam to the smiley line.
It has nothing to do with the line from his heart to Yahoo. Yahoo is also called a slight eel. That's not our thing. Our thing is the religion of Judah, the religion of Judaism, the religion, you know, that's what it is.
He says in the law stuff Allah Kumu Deen Yaqoob said this, which means Israel said this, just like his grandfather, Abraham has one set it which means he learned from his father who learned from his father, we are learning now that the teachings of religion the fundamental teachings of religion, are to be passed down from parents to children in a way that they can pass it to their children in a way that they can pass it to their children. That's the that's the fundamental of our religion, right? In a lot of stuff. ilokano Dean, no doubt about it is a lot in fact, he is tough on the word it came up again. A lie is the one that in fact chose out of its purity and chose especially for
you, the dean,
the religion, the way to deal with people
for Lata Mouton. Don't you dare let death come? Don't you dare die in our anti muslim moon except that you are all Muslims. Wait a second. Ibrahim told all of his kids you better not die unless you're Muslim. Just like that his son is hawks at his kids, you better not die unless you're Muslim, his son Islam, he said to his children, sons of Israel, you better not die unless you're Muslim. So the original religion of the sons of Islam even given by their father yaku is Islam.
Now ally Singh, Ibrahim gave Islam to smile. Ibrahim also gave Islam to slay the grandson. And from there he passed on to the Israelites. So why are you saying Islam is something new? That's what your dad gave you.
This is remarkable because if you study the Bible,
Jacob leaves parting advice for his 12 sons.
And he singles out each son by name and gives him a unique advice about his qualities and what he should do qualities what he should do and later on in testament literature, they turned each of those into almost a book of literature like advice to each son, Israel, you know what's not there? This
Don't you dare die unless you're in submission to Allah.
You're in complete and absolute submission that's missing Allah takes what he they've been hiding are what they've forgotten, and he brings it back to their consciousness. This is the case being made by a large origin to the Israelites well wasabi however he moved anywhere in the law has been falada mutanda 11 to Muslim on the religion has been given to you Don't you dare die except that you're Muslim. Now the thing about Islam is Islam is not the same since the time of Abraham. Um, there's a lot of rituals that we have a lot of rituals that the Jews were given. But what is the religion of Abraham at the you know, that you could, you'd have to argue there's a core and then
there's this other branches, other additional practices, right, and the additional practices may differ, but there's got to be that Abrahamic core. That Abrahamic core according to me to Dean Farah, he is actually mentioned in Sultan anon. And so I'll read that to you what what constitutes the fundamental religion of Ibrahim Ali Salaam? I'll translate this briefly because it's self explanatory. Tell them the ILO at Luna habla Morocco Morocco. Come on. I'll read on to you what your master has made forbidden upon you allowed to shoot he could be he said that you will not commit any blasphemy with your master with your Lord in any way shape or form you will not associate anyone as
an equal or a partner to him will be valid any son and with both parents nothing short of excellence when I talk to Allah documenting luck Cuckoo Cuckoo Maria home and you will not be killing your children because of bankruptcy. We're the ones who provide not only you but themselves as well. When alpha Mahara min however, Bhutan and you will stay away from all forms of indecency, shamelessness, lewdness, what is obvious of that kind of thing and what may be secret and hidden away. When I talk to Luna facility haram Allahu Allah will hug and you will not kill any person that allow whose life Allah has sanctified, unless there is justifiable reason to do so. The illegal Masako mihaela la
quinta de Lune. That is what the council is that's been given to you. So you may think, well, at Aqaba malaria team don't go near the wealth of the orphan illegibility. He acts and except in a way that is best intended In other words,
To use the wealth of the orphan investor to save it so that when they're old enough you can use it to their benefit.
until he reaches the age of maturity, the orphan that is, well full, Kayla will miss anabaptist. And you will fulfill the measure and the scale and the weight with justice. And you will do so making sure you're not dealing with anybody unfairly. If you said you're going to work 10 hours, you're not going to work nine hours and 30 minutes. If you said you're going to give them you know, five kilos or seven pounds or whatever it is, that's what you're going to give. You're not going to shortchange ounces here and there, you know, you will deliver what you promised.
Now you can live in of San Leandro, California, San Diego, California, San Ella wasa how we do not burden anyone more than they can bear what are called to do and when you speak, fulfill and be fair in your speech, when Oh, Canada corba even if you have to speak fairly to a close relative. In other words, it's hard to speak truth to relatives, you're going to speak truthfully, even when it comes to relatives will be Abdullah he Ofu. And especially when it comes to the promise you've made with God with Allah, you will fulfill their legal Masako de la la quinta karoun. That is the council that's been given to you. So you may make an effort to remember meaning remember it, wonder how
docility must document for tiberiu. And this in fact, is my path how straight it is follow it? Well, I tend to be responsible for the photocopier commands are really hit and don't follow my different pathways don't go into you know, deviations here and there. Because they will take you away from and he'll they'll divide you up and cut you up from his original path that you can Masako mihaela and that's the council he's giving to you, so that you may remain secure, you may be safe. This is the religion of Ibrahim Allison, these are the fundamentals. When these are taking care of that religion becomes beautiful, you can add to it. You see, what we have now is we have no understanding of what
is at the core of our religion. You know, our relationship with Allah, our relationship with our parents, fairness and speech, not cheating in business, like the core, the core, we now have debates about whether or not the widow counted.
Or what's the what's the length of the beard, I need to know for sure, because until we sort that out, the oma is in trouble. Not none of these matters are trivial. I'm not saying they're trivial, but there is a sense of priority. A last book, he he has, you know, he says well, the Amazon, he put the proper scale and a scale like when Allah created the universe, some planets are small and some are big. Some heavenly bodies are miniscule, and some are very gigantic, right? Allah knows what is big and what is small, what is heavier, what is lighter. So the things he emphasized, so the things that we should emphasize, and the things that he didn't make an emphasis on. Maybe they are a second
priority you get to them when you get to them. But there's there's the first there's the second so the sense of proportion needs to be there. The sense of priority needs to be there in our understanding of the religion. Then so here in this ayah Finally, if Kala hora boo Islam Karla Islam todo bellami wasabia Ebrahim Albany, we are Hope you have a Nia in Allah hasta Fila como de La Tomatina illa Anta Muslim, in this ayah the real kind of case that's been made, is that you should be afraid of death, Lata butanna and this is actually echoing something that's already been mentioned. You know, we found the Jelena Asahi our home. You know, the attorney in Minnesota. He has
almost they put their fingers in the ears because they're terrified of death that came. Then the law said well, attorneys in the home are
you what do I do Hello Yamato alpha Santa. Well now who was actually human added below your honor, you know and Yama Lowcountry on the moon. Allah says the each of them wishes that they could live 1000 years. Right? They could let a man know about an 11 McDermott ad. AD, they are not gonna wish for death because of what they've done with their hands. They don't want death. Allah says, Yeah, you're right. You shouldn't want death unless you're Muslim.
That is coming anyway. And the only way you'll be able to deal with it is if you're in complete submission before Allah, that's the call that was made by your father. I'm going to Shahada and that's the this is the final two pieces of this discourse. I'm going to Shahada if Hubba Cobell mode. Were you around as witnesses when death finally came and presented itself to Yaqoob. So now, we saw Ibrahim giving advice. We saw his grandson Yaakov giving advice and a lot particularly highlighted Yaqoob. Again, like maybe you didn't get it. The religion of Jaco was Islam. So let me remind you the deathbed of Jaco and he particularly highlights that the words I'm calling from
Shahada were you in fact witness to when that happened, which brings to the conscience of the Jewish mind one of the most important chapters of biblical study the debt, the parting advice of Jacob, that's a big deal in biblical studies. And the law says Weren't you there when that happened? Were you actually with this? Let me have you relive some of it is called Ollie bunny. He, when he said to all of his sons matar buena embody. What are you going to worship much after I'm going
On, what will you worship after I'm gone? It's a very interesting question because he doesn't say men that will do not embody. Who will you worship? When you say Who will you worship? It's almost as though you already know that they know the answer. It's kind of like a rhetorical question. Who are you going to worship Allah? Of course, when you say what will you worship? It is as though the questioner has no expectations. If he's asking from zero, like, so what are you going to worship? After I'm gone? And that particularly hurts the Israelites, doesn't it? Because their fathers their father asked, What will the will they worship? And their history has the tarnished chapter of them
worshiping A what? A calf? Right, and it points back to see what you did there? See how you answered him then and see what you ended up doing? What will you worship much after I'm gone, it's almost as though Yahoo was afraid this trouble is coming.
And he says, they say con una de la haka. They said, We will worship your, your loving God, your God that is worthy of obedience, worship, you know, obsession, even Allah has a rich word I've described before, where Allah Abba, and who happens to be the God of your ancestors, who are your ancestors? Ibrahim, what is mine? What is harc in our hand, wahida, Ibrahim, and a smile and his heart now there's mentioning their ancestors, but tactically, and their fathers literally says, We worship the God of your fathers.
His fathers, their fathers are actually Ibrahim and his How can them then their own father? Yeah, cool.
But they say your father's are Ibrahim is aspiring and his Hawk.
So who they're talking to, I want you to understand who they're talking to. They're talking to Yahoo. Yahoo does dad has mentioned Yahoo, his uncle, as mentioned whose Yakuza uncle is fine. And then your grandfather has mentioned, Abraham. And now here's the order, first the grandfather Abraham, then the uncle is married, then the father is Huck. So even they gave priority to who, when they spoke, after Abraham, they give priority to? Why would they do that?
There's two reasons they could do that. One, he's older, because they're going in chronological order. And if he's older, they've already legitimized him as one of Abraham's sons, have they not? Because they've legitimized him as one of their fathers, or their father's father, because the uncles in the case of a father, in doing so they can no longer call him the illegitimate son who doesn't count. They can't do that. The other reason they would mention him on top is possibly not just by hierarchy, but by ranking. In other words, he has the honor of building what with his father, the Kaaba. He has the special position, because Islam is rooted in such and such that is
only possible when the Kaaba is purified. So that humanity can face this home, which was built for all of humanity. So now, they put a smile on Instagram in that place. Now put this in perspective, the original, I'll add the word original, the original sons of Israel. Honor despite, that's what Quran is saying.
As Israel was dying, he asked them and they said, We will worship the God of your father, Ibrahim, and your father's Ibrahim his smile, and
so they honored him. Their Bible later on, when they changed it dishonored him, made him the cursed son made him the son that you know, the chosen one is Isaac, and the loser son, and the son that should not be followed, and the one who will have a dark lineage and the followers of the devil, that's a shrine, and that even plays into evangelical politics to this day. And a lot of Judaism, like politicized Judaism, uses that rhetoric to this day. And Quran 1500 years ago said, What are you talking about? Before this was ever a problem?
You know, when these IOP came down, the Jews and Christians were not like kind of liking each other. They didn't work with each other, you know.
And then cron starts alluding, they're gonna team up against you against this legacy and
some behind the scenes stuff was happening with nobody could have imagined that the Jewish and Christian peoples are going to work with each other so closely, after being so oppressive to one another.
Just to gang up on the Muslims. Today that's not so hard to imagine at all like today, it's like, of course, you know, elements of each ganging up together, just to show you know, in their outright hatred towards Muslims, so Illa Hanwha, hidden, that is one single God or one single illa An object of worship, obedience of love, and adoration. And finally, the words were national law who Muslim on and we only before him are in complete submission. By the way, Islam, Islam, Islam Islamic over and over again. Allah is basically describing that Islam is not the new religion.
It's the original religion is telling the Jewish community. I'm calling you to your faith, not a new faith. I'm calling you to the faith of your father it's so epic that Allah did that.
You know, like you know even in history books nowadays and Western studies they'll say the three major religions Judaism, Christianity, Islam, what's called on coming and saying the one religion Islam Islam and Islam
that's what it's saying. And it's made that case so beautifully It started with where they accepted expected. Oh, yeah, smile. No, actually slightly too. It's all been Islam and you can only accept that if you understand that the religion is that of your father. Abraham, it's called a la hora boo Aslam cada Islam to be behind me. This is why later on in the Quran, who are some normal Muslim mean? He is the one who named you, Muslims, Ibrahim al Islam about him, we're told he's the one who named you Muslims. And of all the places in the Quran that could have been mentioned beautifully. It's mentioned at the end of so little hedge. Because how it goes back to what the building built by
him. So it's all of it connects once again together. So now the lines, the lineage is all being tied together. And we're being told, yes, they are two separate lineages, but they were both on Islam. So when this final messenger has come in, has been chosen, this is not a problem, because he's going back to the religion of your father. There's no competition here, actually your own ancestors, who you name yourselves after you call yourself sons of Israel, the original sons of Israel had no problem with a smile. And that prayer, why do you?
You see, what the Quran does is these people, the Jewish people were proud of their history.
So Allah calls them to Islam from the history.
He senses what is the Allah knows what is close to their hearts, and he utilizes what is close to their hearts, to call them back to their faith, to restore their faith, you know, this is like, inshallah, tada, I plan to do some deeper studies into the history of the Granada and Muslims. But that's actually a similar case, there are people who lost their Islam, who are forced to lose their Islam. And now they're finding it again, you know, and it's some incredible stuff. I mean, I don't know if I mentioned this in these talks before, but now there are lots of Christians in Granada, that they never read the Bible, except if they're standing next to a wall.
Like they'll stand against a wall and then read the Bible. There's always a wall behind them.
And they don't just sit on a couch and read a Bible or nowhere else. You wonder there's no other Christian group in the world that does this. Why are they doing it, and you study its history, and you find something absolutely mind blowing. These people were actually Muslims, their ancestors were Muslims. When the Inquisition happened, there are law passed rulings that if you're praying, and they'll find out, you're Muslim, so they'll kill you, you'll be stabbed in the back. Stand next to a wall and make Salah.
So nobody can come and attack you. And if you see a soldier coming from a front, quickly pull out a Bible from your pocket and start reading it. So they don't think you're Muslim.
To save your life.
And then eventually, Islam was uprooted from these people. But some of those practices that are actually there to preserve whatever little Islam they could, while they were being killed, are still there. And they don't even know why they're standing next to a wall and reading the Bible. And when they're told some of this history, families among them are coming back to Islam. Why? Because they're aware of and they're conscious of their history. They're, they're having affiliation to their ancestry. So calling people in that name is a beautiful thing. You know, to understand what legacies people come from, and to call upon that legacy. Like I would argue, for example, the the
country I come from, and there are many countries that are suffering, the same thing is quickly on Islamic sizing. Right, Pakistan is losing asylum at a very rapid pace. I mean, sociologically, Allah knows best, a lot can change to turn the tide for anything. But a huge majority of the country has little to nothing to do with or nothing to do with the religion, practically speaking, there, nothing to do with it. Drinking has become okay in many circles, pre marital relationships are completely fine. Like anything that looks like Islamic values is now Quickly Quickly, quickly disappearing, and many, many parts of that society, right. And if that's the case, in this
generation, you can imagine two generations from now what's left of Islam, right. So this there's a there's a tide towards the going backwards.
It is in a situation like this one where you have to remind that young generation that the country they live in the land they live in the freedom that they enjoy, whatever, whatever corruptions and problems that are, was paid for by their ancestors, who paid with their blood.
And not to not 1000s of years ago, 100 years ago, 150 years ago, there were people in their family that were being slaughtered because they prayed.
And because is this because it's a child that happened
And then when that the and those people prayed all night, yeah, Allah, I'm ready to die. But at least my grandchildren and their grandchildren will get to say Laila Hamdulillah, I'm okay with that.
And now, those same machines were they were crying and begging and praying, you're walking by them to a party while the event is going on. And you're the grandkid of that grandfather who was inside that machine begging for you. So that one day you could put your face in front of a lot. I think that that history needs to be restored, and needs to be revived for each people. Each people have a unique history, but karate is teaching us call upon people from their loyalties to their history to their ancestry. You know, it's a sense, it's a part of our identity that we can't let go of. And if there is good in it, then it resonates. And it connects you know, and so allows me to have concludes
this remarkable, remarkable passage. So beautiful. It's all about Ibrahim in his two lines of children. And he concludes with delicato Mattoon continent that is a nation that is long gone.
There has actually alfalfa soil rather, Holloman hammock and empty our room Hello.
To be alone, somewhere in haleiwa. This nation is all gone emptied out. And it's used majaz. And here, as if to say those amazing people. And those commitments that they made, that was a long time ago, they're all gone, the hamaca but they earned whatever they could, well, acoem Makka septum, you're going to be earning whatever you're going to be earning.
In other words, you cannot just be proud of being part of that ancestry, and you get credit for being proud. You have to earn your place before Allah, you can just lean on the fact that you're from the legacy of Ibrahim or the children of Israel, or with St. Omar, Mohammed says,
they're God's God, they got what they earned, you're gonna have to get what you earn the komak has a tone, and at the end of it all went to aluna. Academy, I'm alone, you will not be interrogated about what they used to do.
Allah says, I won't ask you what they did. It's amazing. All this time. He's telling us what they did. And he ends with about, I won't ask you what they did. How do you reconcile these two things? On the one hand, he wants me to be deeply aware of their history.
On the other hand, he wants me to be deeply aware that their history is not knowing their history is not your Savior, knowing your history and being inspired by it and then earning your own future that you will not you'll not stand in front of Allah. And then he'll ask you. So how much do you know about Ibrahim? Okay, he knows a lot. Let him go.
How much did you apply from what you knew of Ibrahim? In other words, we'll have to carry on balloon to soluna under control gameloot is implied. You're not going to be asked what they did. Rather you'll be asked what you did, what you earned what not to
do. And this is where this remarkable passage comes to a conclusion barakallahu li walakum fille Khurana Hakeem whenever anywhere you're gonna be lucky.
Just below salatu salam, ala alihi wa sahbihi Shrine from Ahmedabad. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I'd like to illustrate to you this passage that we've been studying on the legacy of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, where it began and where it concludes in how it's all organized. So in order to kind of structure this argument, the first thing I'll share with you is this begins where the discourse on the Israelites ends. And a few students have noticed that the last passage is also the first I have the next passage, I noticed that a few times in Africa have also the case here. So the last I have the discourse on the Israelites is Yeah, but he is slightly like guru Dr. Mattila de la
liga. And then what tokuyama Israelites make mention of the fever I've done to you, and be cautious of the day that's coming, right. So that's where the entire one was like in conversation comes to an end. But I would also consider those ions to be the opening of this. So not only are they conclusion to the last, but they're also the opening to the beginning of this discussion. And so I'll consider that part one. There are seven parts seven distinct parts of this passage. The first of them is directly to the Israelites, they're being told to be grateful. The second part Allah says that Ibrahim alayhis, salaam Abdullah Ibrahim, Abu Bakar, Lee Martin Fatah, mahana, kala Ninja
kala, I mean, I won't translate the whole thing. I'll say essentially, when Abraham passed his test, his first priority was to pray for his future generations. I'll summarize that even further. The first thing is Israelites are told to be grateful. The second is, Abraham prayed for his future generations. The third part is Allah told Ibrahim Alayhi Salam ala at any point if in when I came in what okay so Jude purify my house, okay, purify the house of Allah meaning the Kaaba. The fourth part is when Abraham rallies and prays for the people that will benefit from this house, make this a peaceful city and provided children all all kinds of fruit and you know, make sure that they will
On the mind, Mohammed amin humbler he will be right that conversation isn't is a fourth, I'll take you back to the beginning. The first thing is Israelites must be grateful. The second thing is he prays for the lineage, his future lineage. The third is he's told to purify Allah's house. The fourth is he prays for the people who take care of his house, that he prays for them because they want this house to be preserved for the future. The first part of this is he and his sons are actually building the raising the foundations, if you're familiar, Brahim Alcala, who was married, and as they're raising it, they're praying again, then he prays for the Prophet that will come after
him, Allah Suleiman home, make us Muslim, some of our children Muslim, and make sure there's a messenger among them, who will recite your revelations to them. That's the that's the prayer. So that's the sixth part where he prays for his future generations. And finally, the seventh is where Allah concludes, where he describes how all of it was Islam and Only a fool could walk away from the legacy of Ibrahim, how could you win your own father Yaqoob told your your ancestors to be Muslim, and you declared that you'll be Muslims. Only a fool would walk away from from such a legacy, right? So that's the seventh part. So once again, there are seven parts of this passage. The first of them
is the call to the Israelites to remember their history and be grateful. The second is for Ibrahim to pray for his future generations. The third of them were allies, compelling him to purify his house. The fourth is when he prays for the people who be the custodians of the Kaaba, so they remain safe and secure. Then he and his sons are raising the foundations of the house, and they're praying for their acceptance. Then he praised for the coming of the final prophet. And finally, unless has only a fool would walk away from this legacy. Seven parts, I'll take you right to the middle today, just because there's seven parts the middle of seven is Part Four, Three before it and three, after
it. The middle of it is is Allah Ebrahim or vigil ha de Belen, Amina master make this place that is secure.
That is a case being made for the Kaaba. Because if the Israelites believe that Jerusalem is the place that's been secured, it's been the center of war for centuries, the place that has been secure for 1000s of years, fulfilling the pair of Ibrahim is the Kaaba. Like historically, there's no argument that that's the place that fits the description. What does Allahumma thermalright provide its people, all kinds of fruit. How did the Quraysh get all kinds of fruit, people would import it, they can't grow a single fruit there. But fruits are coming to them across all the seasons. That's the prayer of Abraham fulfilled. Then he says, you know, and unless had even wrongdoers I'll let
them enjoy a little bit. But what I'm trying to argue is it's the safety and prosperity and the importance of the Kaaba and the people around the Kaaba. That is at the heart of this passage. That's important because what's going to come next in the sutra is you can't pray towards Jerusalem anymore. You have to pray towards the cup. That's the forest passage, the one before it is the third and the one after it is the fifth, right? So one before and one after, what is the one before Allah says to them purify my house, and the one after they build, there is the foundations of the house. They start the project, right? So actually, both third and fifth have to do with the Kaaba and how
both Abraham and Ishmael are working on it. And the responsibility they're charged. Similarly, I go to the second passage and the sixth passage. And the second passage, Ibraheem alehissalaam said, What's going to happen to my kids?
and reflected on the sixth passage? Yeah, like send them a messenger in their future generations, which is exactly the response to what concern? What's going to happen to my kids. Right. So the second is mirrored by the sixth and completed by the sixth. And the first of them was Israelites were told to be grateful.
Remember your history, you remember the favor I've done on you? And the final of them is, how could you be a fool and not follow this?
This is your legacy. This is the favorite I gave you. The favorite I gave you is not that your son's Invisalign. The favorite gave you your son's Ebrahim. He's the one chosen, who Only a fool would walk away from that Don't be foolish. make mention of the favorites. So one in seven, two and six, three and four, and then the Kaaba and its people right in the middle, that that we look at blood right in the middle. That's the remarkable structure of this passage. The last subtlety that I'd like to mention here is the use of the word estafa. It came twice in this passage. A larger judge said, first of all, welaka dystrophy now houfy dounia. Barbara Hey, Melissa, Melissa, we chose him
in this worldly life. We selected him and later on at the deathbed of your code. In the last of our local Medina, Deborah young Abraham Alyssa was chosen the dean for you. Now how do you reconcile those two, one says Abraham was choose chosen. The other says the dean is chosen.
So in one, a person was chosen, and the other religion was chosen. This is really important. The Israelites believed that they were chosen.
Right. They were chosen
Unless correcting them and saying the only person chosen was Ibrahim, and the only thing chosen after him was the theme, you follow, then you remain chosen. You drop Dean, you're no longer chosen.
So the the use of the word is actually making a very compelling case of what is actually blessed by Allah. What is actually made special by Allah. Ibrahim was made special absolutely because he passed those tests. and thereafter it was the deen, that was special. Don't you dare die except that you're in Islam. You've clearly abandoned that Islam, as has been demonstrated in these passages. So there's no reason for you to consider yourself chosen anymore. That's that's how the case is made by Alaska. We're done in such a succinct and remarkable language. So with that, inshallah, we'll conclude this brief session barakallahu li walakum. Solomonic what happens.
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