Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
In his exhaustive study of Surat Al-Baqarah, Nouman Ali Khan reflects on the second and longest chapter of the Quran. He explores how Allah, in his own words, answers some of the most compelling questions being asked about Islam today by both Muslims and non-Muslims.
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we are now entering into the next section of the discussion in total Baqarah. This section of IRT is roughly from 152 to 164. We won't get through to the end of that today, but we'll cover quite a bit of ground in Sharla. Just an overview of what we're dealing with. Now, the long passage on the change of the table is now done. And the everything entailing how from Jerusalem, we pray towards Jerusalem and now we're praying towards the Kaaba. That discussion is now over. from it, there's a transition into a long passage yet again, this is a fairly long passage, which deals with a number of things, they center around one common theme, and that is trial, that the believers are going to
be put through a lot of difficult tests, and their patients will be tested and they are going to be tested in terms of that is, later on. We'll see even today when number one that can be a mental health module when oximetry and wild will enforce with Mr. Otto Bashir disobedience, we are going to be like that that are coming, then there are going to be some surprising IOD whose connection is difficult to see at first, for example, a level talk about some of the rituals that we do at hedge, like in the south, our model our time in sha Allah, right. And that's all actually technically very beautifully connected.
And in that discourse, you're also going to find illusionary references always dropping hints that you have to get ready to fight. And the reason for that I've made obvious before I'll make quick reference to it. Now that we're praying in a different direction, we're praying towards the Kaaba, and the Kaaba is still hijacked by the machete cone of Makkah, they've got idols surrounding it. And they're doing all kinds of work there. It's inconceivable for the Muslims to continue to pray towards Mecca. And now think about liberating and clearing cleaning up the Kaaba that was supposed to be purified, as was the original intent, from Ibrahim is married to him as salaam, and by Hilah
btle thought even when occupying workers for you. But it also happens to be the case that Americans are the most powerful force in the region, the most well guarded, well defended and well respected force in the region. And so there's going to be trial ahead, if you're going to go accomplish this mission, it's not going to be easy. I want to start today by actually making reference to the last idea we discussed, there are some nuances of it, that I felt strongly I should share again, the idea is 152 foot gurunath, Coca Cola tech phone, then remember me, and the conditional statement means then remember me and if you do, it's kind of implied and if you do, I will remember you and be
grateful to me and don't be ungrateful. That seems like there's some redundancy in the eye. So the first part is remember me, I'll remember you that's fine. Then he says, Be grateful to me. Oh, that should have been enough. But then he says don't don't be grateful to me and don't be ungrateful while at that forum. Right and the last part of it Ladakh phone is a shadow because the noon is missing a lot for me. It's not a full moon, which is actually in a sense more emphatic it's a higher form of speech here. So what is going on inside of this I just a couple of things that I'd like to share. The first of them is this reciprocal relationship you remember me I'll remember you That's
what he said in the beginning remember me and I'll remember you like allies origin says in the qurani FEMA indicado FEMA in hiring Minho. You know, so in a Heidi's could see, he mentioned if he mentioned me, if my slave mentions me in a gathering, I will mention him in a gathering much better than this than the one he has. Right. So that's one direct implication. Of course, it was full of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam, when he's mentioned, when anyone's mentioned by Allah Himself, they're elevated. So for instance, the fact that anybody's mentioned in the Quran believers are mentioned in the Quran is a status raised for the believer, Allah spoke of you, you know, we speak of Allah, but
it's completely different when Allah speaking of us, or for instance, how Musa alayhis salam is highlighted and so honored because Allah is the most mentioned messenger in the Quran. Right so the when Allah mentioned someone that and was remembering someone by the way, because that means two things it means to remember it also means to mention so less has mentioned me and I'll mention you also or remember me and I'll remember you so that implies that Allah is gonna honor and though in the sense what a final look at the clock. We elevated your mentioned for you that I was suicidal. I was told what I thought and I look at the clock. It means a couple of things. It means
People are going to remember the profits later Now, a lot elevated has mentioned in this world every advance as well. Mohammad Rasool Allah, and we all say Salaam Aleykum selam. That's one meaning. One a final look at the clock also means Allah has elevated the mention of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam but with himself not just that he elevated his mentioned that we mentioned him, but Allah Himself mentioned him, you know in the law how Allah aka who is aluna Allenby, Allah Himself no doubt and the angels are sending Salawat upon the Prophet isotopes Allah. So Allah is mentioning us remembering as the other side note that I'd like to mention is remembering what's the opposite of
remembering. Forgetting and forgetting seems like a flaw. Like, by the way people who remember are the act of remembrance suggests that you didn't remember before and now you remember, right? Oh, I just remembered which means previously I had forgotten and attributing that to Allah seems a problem. Because Allah never forget forgets la li la la, la, la La doesn't get confused. A lot of them forget. So for the idea that a lot of our members seems a bit strange at first glance, like what do you mean, a lot of members will always remember, you know, understand that remembering and forgetting have two meanings. Remembering and forgetting has to do with memory. That's one thing,
right? So I remember to park my car or Take the keys or I remember what I had to say I forgot what I had to say. But there's another definition of forgetting and from forgetting you'll understand. Man, forget that guy.
What does that mean? Ignore him dismiss him. Right? Allah azza wa jal even says in the Quran, fantasea whom Allah forgot them. Does that mean they're not in a less memory anymore? No, that's not what that means. That means the less dismiss them now. Literally how you say nowadays forget you. Forget you Does that mean you are no longer part of my memory? I don't know your name anymore. And I don't know what you look like. It means I don't I don't care for you anymore. I'm dismissing you. So just like that mentioning someone and remembering someone has that implication not just that someone's being remembered. But someone's being thought of consciously cared about. Someone's being
given consideration. And that's the implication you care for me. You care to remember me you acknowledge me and I'll acknowledge you for that Guney as Coco. The other interesting thing in the Quran Allah says fee the crew Come on has your mentioned
remembering Allah mentioning Allah the best form of Vicar is Quran itself. That's actually the implication from the previous signer, you have to do aliko Maya Tina Musa key como la mukamal Kitab al hikma, the messenger came and gave you this revelation, therefore remember me? This revelation has come. So remember me meaning this revelation has come remember me through this revelation. That's what the implication is. That's why Quran itself is called Vicar. So when he says here, remember me? It's actually equals. Remember the Quran? make mention of the Quran recite the Quran because that's how you will remember me. This is why Quran says in Hua illogical It is nothing but a
remembrance itself. That's what it is, was a kid will Koran when you're halfway through mind with Quran the one who was afraid of Allah threat. So when Allah says first Guney, remember me and I'm putting in parentheses remember me through this revelation?
As corkum I'll mention you. I'll remember you guess what that's also through this revelation. When you're reciting the Quran, you're not just learning about Allah, who also you're learning about yourself. You're not just reading a story about something that happened 1000s of years ago, you're actually learning a story of yourself. Allah is actually mentioning you allies actually remembering you fee the crew calm. So first Karuna score calm this relationship between us and Allah is actually practically the relationship between us and the Quran. In one sense it is though of course we make dua to Allah, Allah remembers us, that's the implication. But in the passage, a beautiful
implication here is actually the essence of our relationship with the Quran itself or iron is the way by which Allah mentions us and the way by which we mentioned Allah. It does both of those things, a lot of talks to us and we talk to Allah. Notice exactly this. In the Fatiha what happens in the Fatiha we mentioned Allah Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Rahman Rahim, Maliki oma Dean, right we we met we were describing Allah azzawajal and then he tells us what to say and we engage in conversation with him we are gonna do we are going to stay in a salon or something. So what's happening is this reciprocity happening between the slave and the master, even inside the Fatiha,
it's a conversation. And that's foscarini. As Coco mentioned me, I'll mention you, you got you know, and later on actually, we're going to see a reference and illusionary reference to the Fatiha here once again. But anyway, now I come to watch guru Li.
And the first thing to appreciate here when Allah says, Remember me, I'll remember you and thank me. There's a sequence and the sequence is remembering remembrance.
Followed by thanks. That's the sequence. Remember remembrance first. Thanks. Second. How do we understand the sequence? I'll give you a silly example to help you understand this. And I think it'll, it'll stick in your minds better that way.
Somebody is living away from their parents.
And they're busy with school work, whatever
they forget to call they forget to, you know, right, they forget to text, FaceTime, anything, they're not in touch.
Then it hits them. Somebody just stare at a restaurant with their friend and their friends. Like, yeah, I just talked to mom. Unbelievable what my mother did for me how much my father worked and paid for my tuition. And I get to be here, the least I can do is call them every day. And this guy sitting there's
scum. I don't even call my mom and dad, I haven't even talked to them in weeks. What just happened? He remembered his mother or father. When he remembered his mother or father, it brought to mind all the things he should be grateful for.
You see, first step was to remember, once you remember what comes to your consciousness, gratitude, when it comes to your mother, your father, when you remember your mother and your father, and somebody reminds you of your mother and your father. The next emotion that takes over is how grateful you should be for what they did for you. For instance, right? The same way when someone forgets about Allah.
Then gratitude disappears. When someone starts remembering Allah. And now you're understanding that remembering a lie is not artificial. It's not Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Muhammad was around last night done.
Truly remembering a lion who Allah is to you and what he does for you. What does that naturally do? It makes you grateful. Wash guru Li. Be grateful to me. But there's yet another implication here. Three verbs, you have foscarini wash, Guru Lee will attack for only three verbs. Remember me, be grateful to me, don't be ungrateful to me three verbs, and only one of them is responded to. One of them has a reaction that action and reaction, remember me, I'll remember you. So Laurie responded to that one, be grateful to me. There's no reaction.
Don't be ungrateful, there is no reaction from Allah. It's not like, you know, be grateful to me, I'll reward you. Don't be ungrateful to me. I'll forgive you. Some some, you know, reciprocity should have been there. But it's not only one verb was responded to the others weren't. This is important to note, it's important that three commandments are given only one of them Allah responds to it actually suggests that the second two are an elaboration of the first. They're not three separate instructions. They're actually one instruction. What's that one instruction? Remember me? And I will remember you. And by the way, the fact that I will remember you, and the fact that I have
given you the chance to remember me with the best kind of remembrance, which is what Quraan what should that make you should make you grateful. You should be grateful that you have Koran. Later on a few sessions from now we're going to get to the heart of the revelation of the Quran itself in Ramadan shadow Ramadan, Allah Jonesy, Luffy Quran, Quran I already told you is called Vicar
that I have begins with revelation of Quran and ends with La La Quinta Sharon. So you could be grateful. The fact that we have the gift of Revelation, the fact that this gift of revelation gives us a chance to talk to Allah, and lets us hear how Allah is talking to us. It does both of those things is this revelation is actually a conversation with Allah. There's nothing greater that we you and I can be grateful for. This is why this is a NEMA. Well, Tim manemma de la comunidad de contacto. So I may complete my favorite whenever you mentioned NEMA, what comes with it sugar. That's what comes with it so thicker here, that that relationship with the Quran and is the fact
that I'm going to remember you to it's going to be a complete whole conversation is what you should be grateful to me for. Watch guru Li be grateful to me. This is the commitment you and I must have to look around now. But then why add will attack furu?
And don't be ungrateful because you know, when you say
you know, be grateful, then you don't have to add Don't be ungrateful.
When you say stop the car, you don't have to say stop the car, don't move the car. You can just say stop the car, you don't have to give the opposite instruction. There's one there's a couple of ways some of us who don't have looked at it, essentially all of them bring it down to one which is this is a very strong way of saying, right, that's one way that it's been interpreted is be grateful and don't be ungrateful is a very strong way of saying be grateful, be really, really grateful. Because it's said in every possible way. I would argue there's something more going on here. Allahu taala. Adam, I would argue what's happening here is right now as this has been brought to your conscience,
you are going to be grateful.
But in the future, remember not to fall into ingratitude.
So one commandment which guru Li is actually immediate will attack foreigners and from here on out, don't fall into gratitude again. Don't be ungrateful again, it's like keeping you constant, keeping you going on this constancy. And that's, to me that that's important to note because how are we going to remain grateful? That requires consistency? What is the Arabic word for consistency? Anyone know? subber patience is not the only meaning of the word, but it's also consistent. So if someone is sabia, then they actually means the way they are today. They will continue to persevere and remain that way tomorrow as well. It's no surprise then that the next ayah is Yeah, you have the
Nina Armando is that you know, the Saudi or Salah in Allah Hamas meeting. It's actually now Allah said, Remember me? And I'll mention you be grateful. Don't fall in time gratitude again, how are you going to fulfill that? There's this challenge that's been given by Allah? How are you going to live up to that? The answer to that beautifully is in the next ayah those of you who have human seek aid would suffer. And I would argue here that the war was by Ania, which means seek aid with patience, perseverance, that is to say prayer, seek aid with perseverance, ie prayer, it's not patience, and a lot of translations also say patience and prayer. And they look at the law as I would I'm far more
convinced that this has been
you know, because what happens in our religion is that there are many abstract principles, patience, gratitude, these are abstract things. And what religion does is it gives you a practical exercise that can take that abstract idea and bring it practically into your life.
The Salah brings a few of those abstracts into your life for example, how do you guard character How do you maintain decency in a salon Tottenham in fashion? Right. How do you truly remember Allah? Allah tala decree? Here? What's the way to seek Allah's help? Allah will help you when you develop patience, well, how do you get patience patience is to say salaat itself, you know, and supply itself it will give you patience and it requires patience is both the prerequisite and the result at the same time, which is why Allah says what Salatu was forbid Allah, tell your family to pray, and be very firm and constant in that commandment to your family. And be firm yourself with prayer. Be
be constant yourself with prayer. Now here what I wanted to share with you is that somebody was Salah is not the first time we're getting these words. The Israelites were told these way back you know, we've we've come a long way in the journey of Bukhara now we're dealing with this oma because gallica and nakumatt, and Masada. But the previous one I was told was that, you know, the summary was Sala we're in the halaqa. Below Tony law sharing, we already read this i A while ago, the seek aid with patience, that is to say prayer, and it's a huge thing except on those who are truly fearful. Now Allah says instead of in a holla, Kabira, tone, Illa, Allah harshvardhan. He says in
the law, sobbing, seek help and seek Allah's aid with perseverance with constancy, that is to say prayer, certainly allies with those who are patient, and in persevering. Now, we're going to dig into the difference between these two by saying this actually, one thing Allah has already told us the Muslims is that we are fearful of Allah, we are the hashing that will talked about before. But now even the hashing have to be told, it's not just for sure, you need the ones who are in all the lie, of course, you have Allah you need strength. This, what I'm about to get into might get too abstract. So I'll give you an image and the image will help you understand the concept.
You have a soil and if you put water in the soil, and you let the soil get plenty of sun, and it's in a in a perfect, you know, produce, how you know, produce friendly environment, nothing is growing. Why not? You don't just need soil, what do you need, you need a seed. The seed needs to be there. We and by the way, once the seed is allowed to grow, it grows and it comes its roots are deep inside the ground, but it grows and eventually grows into a tree and produces fruit, fruit and all of it right. When we work on ourselves. When I work on my patients when I work on my sense of gratitude when I work on my attitude when I work on my remembrance when I work on these things on
myself, work on my greed, work on my temptation. When I'm working on these things. I'm preparing the soil. That's what I'm doing. I'm working on myself. Who does it affect? Yeah, the soil is pretty soft. It's got plenty of water. But our Deen is not just about bettering yourself. Our Deen is about veteran helping now that you're bettered. You're well produced, you must actually have a seed in you that grows and when it grows, it benefits who others the soft soil on its own is not our goal. That is a means to a larger end for Allah you and I have to improve ourselves.
Because you and I have to be of service to others to Allah and to the humanity, we have to be of service. So even that skia has a goal, even our own cleansing has a goal. Salah itself has a goal now previously the Israelites were told you've lost even the the exercise of cleansing yourselves. You have no fear of Allah left. So you need to go back to patience and prayer. We are however, we're just given a mission. And these are we were just given a mission. Our prayer direction was changed from Jerusalem to Kaaba, we have a mission in front of us or know if you have a mission in front of you and you have to accomplish that mission you better be equipped yourself to do it. What's that
equipment Salah, but Salah is just there to give you the strength you need to do that mission. Salah is not the mission right now. Salah is actually at the end of the day, by the way, it will also be our mission. Because why are we cleansing the Kaaba so that we can have purified Salah that's actually why but so the means is the end is not even a means to the end. What you need and it's so beautiful in our religion. If somebody died in some Sahaba died, they never got to see the Kaaba without idols. Did that happen? There were Sahaba who died on the battlefield never got to see the Goblin that I know. Are they also successful? Yeah, because you know what the ultimate success is in
the Quran. But after helmet moon alladhina Javi Salatin, they already have Salah they already had Salah What are we learning about Salah Salah is our ultimate key to success in the afterlife. But Salah is also our ultimate key to success for the worldly goals. Give. The worldly goal Allah gave was the liberation of Kaaba and the first weapon he handed the believer is suffer through Salah suffer through Salah. Okay, so now the other interesting thing a few beautiful things that have happened in these
The next is that you know the two constants, constant values that you have to be balanced that have to be balanced inside of your personality, our suburban sugar
practically speaking a person who's going through a lot of difficulty they need somebody what will give them server sugar.
How does that work? Well if I got really really sick, somebody comes in tells me to be patient now I know I'm patient, but it still hurts.
Except if I focus my mind and my heart on things that are still going well. Alhamdulillah I could have been a lot worse Alhamdulillah there's higher in this. There's sugar and when you develop that sugar, it makes you mix what easier, sub or easier. Okay, it makes it easier. So those two things are interdependent. They are like like even Okay, I'm gonna describe two wings of a bird. You need suburbs and you need sugar. Notice previously What do we have watch guru Li well that's a full on sugar is already covered. One wing is already there. What's the other wing? Sabra now in this next ayah? Yeah, you have Latina Amina standing over somebody or so so beautiful. And everything just
kept keeps tying together keeps tying together. Notice also here, Allah says, Seek help, is there no, this word should be familiar to every Muslim because they recited every single day. And every Fatiha. yaka yaka studied. This word is part of the Fatiha and the Fatiha interestingly has another name. The fact he has other name given by the prophet himself solo Salah is Salah.
The other name of the Fatiha is what? Salah Casa salata by Nirvana emptiness Fein, I divided Salah into two halves, the Hadith says and then actually the division is the division of the Fatiha not of the Salah. But of the Fatiha. What does that mean? Salah essentially is what? Fatiha Gosselaar actually means prayer. supplication and what's the ultimate prayer, the Fatiha itself. Notice here what Allah did seek help using Salah. Those two words are now combined again the association is built in ourselves again. So yeah, you Halina our monastery knew this suddenly was Salah.
I want to now give you one or two more examples of how this is the Hannah is done in the Quran. When tough times come, what advice does Allah give to the Prophet I suppose?
His child died. His uncle left one of the most painful memories in the Prophet's life on a subtle, Salam. And in the middle of all of that Allah revealed in that atherina calcofluor.
Yes, you've lost a child, but I've given you COVID instead. Yeah. What should you do?
What's the next I've trained out in agriculture solely for selenia Robin
how's he going to find suburbs? And by the way, he has to have suffered over losing the child. He has to have sugar overdose.
He has to have both. Where's he gonna get it from? Suddenly Arabic solid Arabic you find
People said all kinds of horrible things to us last time. They made all kinds of insults. Well, spear
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be patient over whatever they're saying, and continue to declare a loss perfection before the sun comes down. You know, I prefer the sunrises rather and both right before it says fudger and mograph time. What is it we're talking about here, be patient over what they say. And especially turned to me. And times when day and night change the rising of the sun and the falling of the sun. That's when you come in remember me why this very beautiful, like imagery in that ayah basically for German mechanic, right? for German memory, if you notice the sky color looks the same. It's actually a very similar time of the day. It's also a date, it's a time that symbolizes magnificent change. On the
one hand, darkness is being turned into light. And on the other hand, light is being turned into darkness, changing situations are in a lot of hands. changing circumstances are entirely in his hands. So right now things are looking gloomy for you later on things will become lighter for you again and then after they become lighter. There may be another trial again and then another ease again. And another difficulty and another reason that your life isn't it Our life is not going to be we come out of one problem and Allah gives us ease no more problems. There's going to be solutions and there's going to be hope and to deal with all of it what do you have to do Salah
you're gonna have to go back to sola sola was being told no matter what they say just you've got some you've got some and that's actually what Summer is here. Somebody I'm going to have the strength to deal with all of this when I have Solano, I go back to what see how everything is tied together so far. I want to share a few more things with you on the on these connections.
Musa al Islam, what mission was he given? challenge? Who? Pharaoh and he asked for support and the support Allah gave him his brother, how to, he asked for us but Allah gave him his brother, he gave him a bunch of miracles. You know, the miracles are like a blue science. And now go around is half an hour who can
go you and your brother with my miracles?
The IRS should be done.
No, no, you don't have the ultimate weapon yet. You can't just go you and your brother and my miracles. And that's enough. The IR concludes why not an ER fee decree don't get lazy and remembering me.
Don't lose sight of my ticker.
This exercise I'm going to challenge fit our own is a political exercise. It's a debate exercise. It's a confrontational exercise. It's not a spiritual exercise. It's not. But Allah says the only way you'll be able to accomplish that worldly goal of challenging the world's greatest emperor of the time, perhaps of all time of challenging him. Remember one thing though, don't get lazy and doing Vicar of me. Mossad. Islam is so clear about this when he asked for his brother. You know what he said? Why do I need my brother so we can defeat the enemy? He said k new sub b hakakian when as Cora Kathy Kathy. Yeah, like give me my brother so we can do this be of you much. And remember you
much? Because if we remember you what, what's the equation given here? You remember a lot what does he do? He remembers you and when he remembers you, you're fine.
He doesn't ignore you. He doesn't overlook you. He's protecting you. He's got your cover and you'll see you through. All you got to do is remember him. That's all you got to do. Dr. Kennedy put this so beautifully. When little soulcycle started his mission, and there was no resources the only the only equipment Allah gave him is a camera which mirrors the color the color Vicar recite. That's what you should do.
And then in the middle of his mission, when things got tough, was over, tell him pray.
When he completed his mission sallallahu Sallam when in the worldly sense, GABA is liberated the enemy has been defeated. People are entering into the deen in huge numbers. But it NASA Luna Fie de la jolla now now that the mission is accomplished, what do you do now? For sub be behind the rock because stuff in the car again? Do just we have Europe do stefarr that's what's alive this behind Stefan, that's what it is. The beginning of our struggle, the middle of our struggle, and the end of our struggle is all just Salah is Georgia thicker. That's all it is. Which is why the believer no matter what state we are in, politically, economically, whatever situation the Muslims are in,
whether you're alone or in the millions, when you have Salah you've already succeeded. That's when it makes sense. But after the honeymoon,
that's when that makes sense. What a powerful gift Allah azza wa jal has given us inside of the Salah. Now tying this back to what came before, what are we supposed to be grateful for? What did I say? I've so many things in the context of these ayat, what are we grateful for the coming of revelation
The coming of Revelation. Now keep that idea in your mind. The next thing Allah has mentioned is suburb will come to you by what institution salah and Salah what's the other word for it?
No Salah, the other the other name for the Prophet game. Fatiha Fatiha fatty highscore on isn't it? After Quran Will you recite more Quran?
Salah, the heart of solides Quran itself, the heart of Salah is put on itself What are we learning? Quran itself will give you some
Quran doesn't just give you a shocker. Quran gives you something, it gives you the strength to deal with whatever circumstance and give it builds inside you the confidence that lies there, it builds inside you the hope that things will get better. It builds inside you the belief that Allah will give you the ability to deal with whatever it is that's coming in front of you, all of it comes to you from Allah. And that's when you appreciate in Allah hamara salary, no doubt about it, Allah is with those who have submitted. He's already said he remembers them. And now he says he's with them with the people who shall submit our sub our constant constancy is going to come with so now I want
to give you an image here again, just because I like imagery and I like how on paints its imagery. My one of my favorite images about the Quran itself is actually from certain calf the first ayah when Allah says, Well, I'm here to Allah, wherever john, he didn't put any crookedness in the Quran, any deviation in the Quran, you know, when you have a flood, everything is flowing in the flood, everything is moving. And you have even a pole or something like that over time, what can happen to it can start bending from the pressure, right? In that flood, you have got on, you have this orbital wasco, you have this chain, this anchor that's been dropped down, and you're holding on to this
chain, everything else around you is moving, going downhill, it's rolling away. So long as you're holding on to this, you are in place, you are persevering. You are constant. cron actually becomes a way by which we stand in our place, you know, do is submit akadama make our feet firm, plant our feet. You know, this is actually what we're asking a lot to do you understand the parallel to the culture we live in today. values are changing so fast, the political climate changes so fast, the cultural climate changes so fast, you know, run right now we're in this, you know, election cycle mode. So everybody's depressed about what's happened and what's going to happen with the Muslims.
And why is the Canadian immigration website still down? And all of that, right? That's, that's what we're thinking about right now. What a few months ago, we were thinking about how the President was celebrating, you know, some homosexual athlete that, you know, from the NBA or something, and how this is now becoming part of our schools, and it's being celebrated and what are how are we supposed to respond? How are college kids supposed to respond to these questions? That was the big question. There are going to be there's going to be cultural attacks, there's going to be political attacks, there's going to be economic attack, there's gonna be all kinds of waves that are going to come in
hit us slap us really, really hard. There's going to be some attack on Islam or attack on the Prophet socialism or attack on the Quran. You know, there's going to be one thing or another that's going to hit us. And when these things hit us, we fall under pressure and say maybe it's time to not hold on so tight. This is actually what the meaning here is just starting over somebody or Salah when you're standing in Salah, what are you actually doing? You forget about everything, and everyone is just you and a line. That's it, isn't it? Think about what that means. Now you don't care about what the latest fashion is. You don't care about other people's opinion of you. You don't
care about what your boss thinks, or what the person driving next to you things are how the cashier looks at you or the people at a plane Look at you, or how the politicians Look at you. You don't care about any of it. Because you're standing in front of who
all you care about is what to lettings. All the social pressure disappear. All the peer pressure disappeared, all the fear disappeared. Because that fear of people is replaced by fear of Allah, the love the love of pleasing people has been replaced by the love of pleasing Allah, your priorities, whatever they were have now been clarified by the word of Allah that you stand and recite in Salah. Everything was taken away because you were taken into a different world where you were connected with a lot when that connection is severed. When that connection is cut. Then your fear your love, your your aspirations, your hopes, your sadness, all of it will be determined by people. All of your
fear will come from people. Your sadness will come from people. Your happiness, will you look for it false, the people your hopes will come from people. You know, your aspirations, your future will come from you. You want to be someone who pleases other people.
A lot of people who I've talked to that used to hold on to their religion and don't hold on to it anymore. common thread people around them. I can do I feel weird in my office, praying
I feel just I just don't want to be the only one on campus wearing a hijab or something. I don't want to stick out. I don't want to be so much fear of people so much want of acceptance. This is what what Salah cuts off, it slices out your system if Salah is really there, it slices that out of your system, you become in the law, Siberian allies with the submarine. You don't need anybody else with you now.
Your allies with those who have this, who else do you need with you. And by the way, this trial that Allah speaks about now, I told you, the Qibla has just changed, the Muslims have to be mentally prepared for a coming conflict Allah doesn't beat around the bush. Noticed I'll break it for you the next two ions. The second of these is the one that's not next. It's the one after that one is well, everyone now can be a mentally healthy while you are even a criminal. And while while unforced was summarized, we're gonna test you with all kinds of things. Okay, we're gonna test you with fear. You'll be in scary situations, with hunger, with loss of money, loss of people, and fruits. These
are things that we'll talk about in some detail, but shaman means any kind of degree, maybe a little bit, maybe a lot. And those tests will come from any way shape or form. But before Allah mentions I should be mentally prepared for these trials. What's the first thing lotta kulula eukanuba vilella he Amato? Don't you say about Allah? Don't you dare say about those who are being killed in a less path? That is all they are.
Ah, died. And what? It's not even a complete sentence. No, this is just a hubbub. It's actually home on what? We just talked about dead sector stories finished. Not even worth mentioning what happened with them?
Why would I mention those who got killed in the path of Allah, I would think look at the logical expectation. The expectation is, you're going to have little trials, like hunger and fear, then you're going to have more trials like loss, and fruit, eventually, you might even be killed. The Killing thing being killed should be the last thing mentioned. He starts with that one,
by the way, have served and don't say about those who are being killed in a less path that they're dead.
Why do we start with that? allows origin gives the best orientations I want you to be clear and Muslims what you signed up for.
When you're handing me your life, I've purchased it which means I can I will make you committed to this religion, even if it cost you your life.
You better be mentally prepared. And those who die along this path Don't be trapped. Don't think that that's a tragedy that's the best kind of death they could possibly have. Shahada is the best kind of death they could possibly have. Bella ha ha No, no, no, they're alive. Now. The question arises like even how she raises everybody's alive after death. We don't we believe in life after death, don't we? So when you die and you're being buried, you're still there. There's still the life of Bubba. There's still a kind of life going on. But why is Allah saying about those especially who died in the last path they're alive?
Shoot and other scholars would comment this is a legit way of seeing their life is not like anybody else's. There is a life after the afterlife there is in our graves. There is a kind of life but the kind of life the people who are being killed in a less path have cannot be compared. That's what the law calls haha no, no, no alive like as if to say alive and well. Later on in the Quran, Allah will give us hints about what happens in that life. Allah will say things like we are stem Shu Nebula, Deena lamballe, Huckabee, him unhealthy him. These Shahada, they hang out with each other.
They're dead. And they're hanging out with each other. And they're talking about people who are still alive and saying, hey, they haven't even I hope they join us soon.
Don't worry, I'll hop over him and help him. They're congratulating each other about those who haven't joined them yet behind them.
You know, you have sports commentary,
right? They're like they've already won the game. They already crossed the marathon. And they're rooting on the people who are still in the marathon, which means that allows given them access to see what we're doing.
There's some interesting mysterious things about the Shahada. The Quran kind of just drops hints about, that there is a world all their own, and a life all their own inner joy all their own. A Hadith will tell us about a wind from gender, that they receive a glimpse of heaven that they receive. But that's not the only thing. You know. So Allah says, No, don't you say about those and by the way, when this ayah was revealed, but that it hasn't happened yet, right, but a couple of conflicts have happened at the battle at the at the field of button. A couple of skirmishes between the Muslims and localization have already taken place. I'll give you guys a political analysis of
them in our next session, inshallah, not today but in our next session, but for now, even so, a few people have been killed this The point is, a few people have already been killed. So the idea that a conflict of physical conflict is building between Medina and merkins is now clear, but a lot of
Say Allah Taku, lemon coochie Luffy Sevilla don't say about the one who was killed.
He says don't say about the one who is going to be killed, who's being killed and is going to be killed. Allah is preparing the Muslims, it's coming. There are those among you that are going to go. And when they go, don't you say that they're dead? By law when they are alive, alive, they aren't you don't you don't recognize it. You can even feel it. This is why in certain Emraan, when a large charge the Muslims to go and run towards the enemy in the battlefield, he said saw Bukola most vallotton mirabito run raise to forgiveness, instead of saying raise to death. These are raised to forgiveness, they don't see the enemy they see forgiveness of Allah. That's what they see. He
changed their view. Brian changed what they saw, you know, this is the mental preparation for the Medina Muslim community of what is coming ahead, don't you say about those who are going to be killed in a less path? That? Yeah, well, I can let us roll, by the way that will come when it comes. Meaning that that final trial will come when it comes. But well before then well under blue under condition, and we will absolutely going to be and we swear to it absolutely certainly three layers of emphasis here, we are going to be putting you to a test. We say it with anything at all, which means in varying degrees, and it will come in any way shape or form. What kinds of tests will these
be? What categories will they belong to mental health, they'll have to do with fear. The Muslims are afraid of enemies of art from all directions. in Medina, there's the kurush a looming threat. They're not sure about the loyalties of the Jewish tribes. That's already on the horizon. There are some random other Arab tribes who think it might be easy money to rob the Muslims are all kinds of and then there's the mafia cool from the inside, who might even go as far as assassination attempts against the prophesies of them. There's all kinds of threats we want, we are going to put you to trial with all kinds of stress tests, when having to do with fear while you are and with hunger,
which means we're gonna go through economic difficulty.
Okay, notice these are timeless statements too. They're not just about Medina and Mecca, there is some timeless elements to them to them. Because first there is a fear against for example, in our context, there is a fear of work towards Muslims and the Muslims themselves are afraid of being, you know, attacked or being singled out or being discriminated against as a natural result of that they can't get jobs.
Your name is Muhammad Ahmed Abdullah Abdul Karim.
Thanks for applying. Mohammed, are you need Friday time off? I see. need to pray. Okay.
Clearly not going to make it to the job. I you know, this is a relatively new problem. Literally not it's been going on much before 911, but much more prominent since 911. Right? The Muslims in the job market. It's been tough. And some companies have very good ethical policies towards this, others don't. Others have very biased human resource departments I had a friend of mine in the tech industry used to be very, very prominent in his career before 911. And after his company was actually one that was went bankrupt. And he started looking for another job. And he applied to like 30 different places. Not a single call, this is the kind of guy that would get a job within 24
hours. Maybe people competing over him
couldn't find a job.
Arab name, what are you gonna do? changes his name as an experiment on one of the websites or those resume sites. Same exact resume, same exact job, just change usif to Joseph.
And, you know, Muhammad Matthews. So Joseph Matthews, has a job lined up. Same companies that he was applying to resumes like interviews lined up, and he decided to go just to show them.
I'm not working for you here, I'm lucky to see what you did.
So you have you know, you get these situations, they are there's going to be fear, and it's going to result in you know, in hunger is going to result in difficulty in this one oxymetholone one, and that's lesser now first of all, it says the worst case scenario, fear and hunger, meaning literally starvation, war stricken places that you can't find food and scraps to eat and things like that. That might it might come to that. But even less than that, it might be you're not you don't have the kind of money you used to have when XML lm one
will enforce and you're going to suffer loss of numbers to even I should would actually put all of this in the context of war, even the previous IE put in the context of war, among other movements you don't like you know, instead, when when Allah said don't say about those who've been killed in a less path that they're dead, and the previous I was at about Salah. He literally paints the image of somebody praying janazah at the battlefield for someone who's died and
As they're praying janazah they're thinking this person died, and the listing and No, they didn't die. you're praying janazah but they're alive.
You know, like he's fixing their mindset right then and there. And or, you know, there's battle happening. And you know how you take turns and pray in battle. And you're, you're taking turns in prayer. And while you're praying, you're being told that you're going to be tested with fear, and hunger and numbers will go down, some of you will be killed, while some are not and even future and fruits, fruits suggest future investments, you know, so the idea that you have money now, but there were fruits that we're going to bear in the future. But even those have been destroyed. You know, for example, farmland is destroyed, trees are destroyed. people's businesses are destroyed,
sometimes commodities also children, sometimes children that are very young that we're going to grow and become young men and be backbones of their families. They're killed, you know, in conflicts. So thammarat isn't it's a large expression for things to be placed hope and things who sweetness eventually bears bears fruit literally, right? Well, but shade a Siberian look, somebody came again, congratulations to those who can have supper. Already we learn where suffering comes from. Where does it come from? Salah
that it comes from Sorry, I can't help myself. I've shared the story 1000 times, but I can't help myself. I'm remembering it again.
family friends of mine from New Orleans. I went to visit them after Katrina. Right. And they used to be very well off. They used to have a dealership luxury car dealership, and the whole thing was destroyed in the flood. When Katrina hit all and they're all all their cars were cash. They didn't do credit cards. So all the luxury cars just into the water. The one car left was the one they escaped and I remember it was an LS 450 or something. And he became a pizza delivery guy in the Lexus.
The whole families were laborers at a pizza place to survive. And then when I went and met the family I thought that they'd be on antidepressants and like they'd be suicide because anybody else with that kind of money and then all of a sudden it disappears. They'll just take a whole bottle of Tylenol be done with it. You know, these people were happy.
And I talked to Uncle I just had them done. How are you feeling? He was relieved
it was I used to have invoices taxes. This bill that bill customer delivery didn't come through blah blah blah. Now I'm at the mercy of five times a day
I feel so much more peace this was a blessing.
Where did you find a strength
That's where you found a strength
he just turns to a light connects and he's like what more can I ask for what greater gift and I get Can I get all the other thammarat came and went they'll come and go. But this one thing this one thing this connection you have when this is separate everything else is worthless. Unless you know that asaba Tomasi button kalu in anila, when a lot those are the people that when Look, look at the inevitability for each one of us, either asaba Tomasi button, when any calamity strikes them, when anything that was always meant to hit them hit them. We'll see. But thanks something that hits the target. Literally right on target is called masiva. In Arabic, we'll see but then we'll do is gamma
See, but they are like a calamity. But in Arabic masiva is from a Saba to hit the target correctly. From it you get when you give an accurate answer to some a teacher, the teachers are so up with Assad. Right? That's absolutely correct or accurate. Okay, when the exact calamity that was supposed to hit them, hit them. And when it hits them, call in Allah, he were in a regierung. They responded, we belong to a lion to him, we have to return.
That's one thing that will never change. Everything else will come and go everything I own. I will lose. And they will. Sometimes I'll give him give it back again. But I will never be going back to those things and those things will never just come back to me. I will be going back to Allah. Everything else will go back to a lot to
everything you and I own. We're going to leave here. The clothes I'm wearing right now this laptop, these cameras, whatever, who's somebody else's is going to be in somebody else's hands eventually. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not today, Allah knows, maybe 20 years from now, but it's not going to be mine. I can't take it because I myself and property. internalizing that deeply internalizing that in alila why nearly Rajon is the most liberating thing you'll ever experience in your life. You'll never feel more freedom than when you truly internalize. And you and I just belong to a law without a doubt. Whenever a calamity strikes, what's the connection between a calamity striking and saying
we belong to Allah?
What's the connection between those two things? when something bad happens to you? I'll give you a simple example. You go to a you went to a vacation and you were registering at the hotel. You signed you paid for it in advance, and you wouldn't necessarily have no revenue in a reservation
I flew here.
I came here and I paid for it. Here's my receipt. Oh, sorry. We were overbooked. When we put you in the closet, though,
that's still available.
At that time you're angry. You want to speak to the manager? Your
And you have a right to be angry. You paid for it, that's fine.
But you know what, anytime a calamity hits the first reminder, I'm not entitled to anything. What do you mean, I paid?
I didn't have my money. Whatever. When people do wrong here, I have a right to see justice. But sometimes we get angry over things that it's not people.
It's not people. It's some flight got delayed because of weather.
I needed to get to Miami,
or something. That's the time you remember who are you? You yourself are owned by a law. You're not entitled to make any of these demands, whatever opportunity you and I've been given as a gift from Allah.
And when he takes away it's his to take away
it's not my place to complain. You know, when in a consumer society you own your money, you own it. And then when your money doesn't do what you want it to do you have a right to complain.
You're not supposed to be patient. Why should I be patient I paid for it. It's mine. It's an entitlement society.
In La la una de la do your own is entitlement belongs to who you're your title belongs to Allah. You yourself belong to Allah makes patients so much easier. Yeah, lights in your hands. I'm good.
I didn't get to go home returned to my flight, return to my family or whatever, tonight that I wanted to because of whatever delays but I'm going to return to you. That's why I actually belong to we're in La La Jolla. No doubt about it. It is to Him alone, that we have to return. This realization is such a relief. And it's easy to talk about during the depths. But when difficulty strikes, when did when you when your child's in the hospital. And you get to say in De La Hoya in La raggio. We belong to a la la long, and we have to go back to him. Not only do you realize it for yourself, you realize it for your loved ones. But at the death of a loved one. What do you say in
LA? When la Why do you say that? You say that? Because you're accepting that they didn't they didn't deserve to be on this earth. One more minute. One more second. I know that hurts to hear. They didn't deserve to live here any more seconds that a law had written for them. Whatever they deserved, Allah gave them already. Why aren't they still alive? Why aren't they still with me? Why aren't they here? No. in LA we're in LA LA Gian is the answer to all of that. When you say that meaningfully 10. That's not and by the way, that's not a small thing to say. reciting it in another one La La Jolla. Why did you have to die?
happens because you're emotional right? But if you can truly from the bottom of your heart say that.
That is something acknowledged by Allah at the highest levels, how do we know that will not occur to him so
those are the people on whom not Salah you establish the lifestyle with somebody masala. Now it's been reciprocated, Salawat, plural, salutations prayers, connections will drop from Allah to you.
Allah salutes you multiple times, because you were able to say in 1991 and nearly hit it.
As one thing Previously, we learned remember me, I will remember you remember that? That's where it started. That was the beginning point with Guney Firth Guney as Coco. That's the base relationship. You mentioned me I'll mention you. Now Allah gave us the toughest time to mention him. What is the hardest time to mention him when calamity strikes? And what's the way to mention him at that time in LA? We're in LA. Hello, john. So you just remembered Allah, what was the formula I gave you remember Allah, Allah will remember you and now he tells you how he will remember you. If you do this, how will he do? They could have you? Would I play him solo out on the rugby homearama those are the
people on whom Salawat come from there rub. Rama love care, mercy drops from the Arab descends on them. Allah all of that just from like that persevere. And that's something that sugar. By the way. All of this is so beautifully connected. If you noticed, when calamity strikes and you're supposed to save wood from the bottom of your heart the right thing, it will require two things of you. It will require number one suffer
and it will require number two what sugar nll la hora en la la jolla the death of a loved one, for example, on the one hand is sovereign over that loss.
Because it's not mine. It's a loss and sugar that Allah gave me all those
moments with them. Allah kept them around as long as he didn't have to. He did that as a favor, that these, this person was a part of my disk, that I got to enjoy them around me that I had love for them and they had love for me, this gift that that is priceless to me or something Allah gave and only Allah could have given, like one of my teachers, his son had passed away. And his mother, the boy's mother was in deep depression. And he told her, Allah gave us this toy.
And he let us play with it for 18 years.
And we didn't pay a penny for it. And then the Lord took what was his at hurts, we have to have suffered, we should be grateful for all again, all our focus is on what Allah took away. And our focus should go on what Allah gave. That's what the lesson was told. And not only now calcofluor right now in Kabbalah, duck, we took your son from you know, we gave you focus on what Allah gave. That's when you get to say in Allah when Allah Elijah, we belong to Allah, and to only Allah We will return, those are the people upon them. Salawat now something about Salawat because some words in Arabic, they are they have duality of meaning, depending on who's using it. I'll give you an English
equivalent. So this is easy to understand.
When I tell my child, I'm proud of you.
I'm proud of you, son. I'm proud of you. When I say that there's a certain meaning to the word proud.
But when a child or a young man says about his leader, his community leader,
or about his country, I'm proud of my country, or I'm proud of my president. That's not gonna happen anytime soon. But when you say I'm proud of my president,
is it the same tone with which a father said it to the son? No, because when when when when there's someone in a position of authority expresses pride towards someone that is lower than them. That is a different implication of pride.
But when someone in a lower position expresses pride of someone in a higher position, well, we're proud of our CEO. We're proud of our mom. We're proud of this. And we're proud of that when we do that. There's a different sense, isn't it? The sense from the bottom up is one of respect and regard was one of honor and dignifying from the top down and his appreciation. You know, it's love and appreciation, acknowledgement that that kind of thing. Salawat is like that. We do Salatu Allah,
we have Salah for Allah, but Allah also sends a lot on us. Now the Salah, we have to allow the bond we make with Allah because Allah comes from Silla, connection. So also means da calling. The way we call on Allah is not the way a law calls on us. There's two different things. So when a law calls on us, or salata, nama doesn't fit ASCII art will not fill out. When a law remembers you and sends his solo solo art upon you, what does it mean? Is purifying you is forgiving you. He's giving you everything that keeps you disconnected from him. He's taking that away, and he's just tying you to him.
And in doing so, he's giving you the ultimate love and care what am I? What will I go home and what I don't? And those are the people truly committed to guidance. What is the lesson here, the test of whether or not you really you and I really have guidance or not, when we really really have gratitude to alar not is when difficulty strikes are emaan is only really tested with difficulty. Other than that, it's easy to claim in
times of easy times of ease, it's easy. times of difficulty is when a lot of tests. How grateful are you now? How patient are you now and if you can show me that then you are ultimately committed to guidance May Allah make us from malnati. Now the last item for the day that I want to share with you is seemingly unrelated. Enough safaiwala miroir time in sha Allah. So fine miroir are from the great symbols of Allah. Sha it comes from Shakira Shakira means something that invokes your emotions makes you conscious, so find out where the markings of Safa and Marwa are from the places that invoke great emotions about Allah is what a blessing from an Hjelm beta or a Tamara, whoever is going to do
Hajj of the house or do Homura for legenda, highly unusual habima there's no hormones such a person that they should go around. So find miroir also do tawaf of them also to off doesn't mean go in a circle to walk means make a round trip, go back and forth. So you go back and forth around the club and more of a circular motion. You go back and forth around safa and marwah and more of a long motion, right, but it's still tough. Okay.
Woman totowa Hi, Ron. de la Shakira, Eileen, and whoever wants to volunteer and do more or whoever wants to volunteer to do any good hyaluron could be general also. And in addition, any good you want to do then Allah is appreciative shakin, this is another one that has reciprocity. When I'm shocked. I'm grateful. When a live shotgun is appreciative. It's something else it has a different meaning. Okay, I leave him alone.
knows what you've been doing. What is sophomore we're doing here. So fine Marwa are from the grades symbols of Allah by the way miroir which the Jews mispronounced deliberately, Maura was the place where Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was to be sacrificed
the sacrifice or spiralizer was to be sacrificed in this area. So when we're running around here, one of the things we're commemorating is actually the sacrifice. The other famous story which I'll tell I'll share the text with you next time is of course the story of hydrilla and a smile right which is ironic because this is the same place where his life was saved as the same places life is supposed to be taken.
right because mother saves his life and a loved miraculously pulls out the you know, the thumbs on water. And later on Ibrahim Ali sama supposed to slaughter him right there where he remembers how Allah saved him. And a smile is taken by the way this is going to take you to
you know, now if you think about the story
one of the trials of Legends said we're gonna have one and no one no condition we're gonna test you with anything
before that, he said don't say about the one who's been killed in a less path who was about to be killed in a less path smartly then he said I'll trust you with all kinds of things like what hunger were they hungry
when they hungry in that trial? Yeah. Well how how Free Will your fear and hunger were those things there?
Were not seminal and while I had no money nothing left. Well enforced Were there any people around know what some Are there any fruits in the area?
That story is the ultimate case study of one and a blue and a commission mineral healthy while you are a criminal and while while enforce what some are odd, what is happening.
It's the ultimate case study of Allah vena cava asaba Tomasi, baton calu en la la, la la jolla. It's incredible. What did I say in the beginning of this there's a lot takes this abstract idea and gives you a practical exercise. What's the practical exercise that will make you and I remember in LA LA when La La general no matter what's happening? The story of safa and marwah.
Go back and forth and run. And remember that in your life, there's going to be something you're running desperately to catch something you're running desperately to find some relief, something you're running away from, or something you're running towards. And that's when you're going to have to remember only a love brings relief. Allah controls life in depth. And it could be that a knife which is supposed to cut,
a level refuse for it to cut, and a desert that's supposed to dry you to death is going to produce water. That's what's going to happen. What's remarkable to me also in this incredible, incredible shadow of Allah, a symbol of Allah as origin, is on the one hand, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam it's it's so beautiful that his entire family is honored in the Quran. The building of the Kaaba honors Ibrahim Ali Salaam and smile on Islam.
This Safa and Marwa honors even hijra because now we're following the Sunnah of a woman, aren't we?
Men listen to that carefully. We're following the son of a woman when we run back and forth, because a woman did that running, didn't she? That's incredible. That in it, there are so many lessons. Not only are we honoring the son of a wonderful woman, our mother, we're honoring the son of a, an abandoned woman who's in a desperate situation.
In doing so, Eliza, which I'm actually honored, all abandoned women in desperate situations.
One of the things that's supposed to come into the mind of every Muslim when they run between Safa and Marwa is how they have to go out of their way to support women in desperate situations, mother's in desperate situations. You know children in desperate situations, if there's a reason that women and children in particular are highlighted.
Notice the beginning of pseudo Nyssa
Allah azza wa jal once he describes what hola hola de de la una de Waal or hum have Acquavella in whose name you ask each other things and have Taqwa of the wounds. When you say wounds. You've actually mentioned to people.
You've mentioned the mother. And you've mentioned the child. Notice in the next ayah By the way, in that aisle, there's also men and women, right? Yeah, you have NASA Dakota Bakula de cada COVID-19 wahala Caminha soldier, so men and women are mentioned in the first tile. In the very next Iowa are totally uttama Amala.
Give orphans. Take care of the orphans live in orphans, women, desperate women desperate children.
These are the primary recipients of our care.
illah shows their care he took care of them, so taking care of them becomes a novela.
And whoever can do that, these are the shots in a villa. You know when the less has suffered miroir de Sha, Allah, they are the symbols that remind you of Allah you know what that means? destitute women, and and desperate children from around the world are symbols of a lot. They are reminders of Allah. honoring them is like honoring the incident of safa and marwah is so profound. It just changes your perspective on the world changes your perspective on your own Anwar Hajj, what in the world are we doing? It's not green light, let's run yellow light. Let's slow down. Where's the rocky part? There's just a glass here. Now, I want to climb on a rock I felt so cool. When I was little I
used to go on top of the rock, you know,
this has become artificial. This entire exercise is lost its spirit. You know, of course take selfies. Very important. You know,
it's literally Neff C's.
You know, just all about our own self. There's nothing else left just enough.
It's you know, so what I wanted to just conclude with in this ayah is that Allah has tied everything that came before Muslims being ready to struggle, struggle to fulfill the rights of this house. Allah is telling us that even before this house was built this area and what its its blessings are supposed to be have always been surrounded with desperate struggle, its beginnings or desperate struggle. its beginnings are, you know, unthinkable trials. And now you the Omar Mohamed Salah Lucha Arsenal, have a chance to fulfill and you're going to be trying to just like the inaugural ceremony of this house was tried, you're gonna have to try to By the way, one thing I didn't mention, they
were he softened nylon and some narrations tell us that they were pagan idols of his often nyla. It's pretty ugly story about them that these two this guy and girl went to the Kaaba, they were kind of wild. And they started becoming intimate just as a act of defiance like they're going to do the bad thing in front of the Kaaba. And so God punishes This is not from Islam, this from Jamelia times the story, and God punishes them and turns them into statues. This this man and this woman, okay, who were about to engage in the act. And so they put one of the statues on Safa and the other statue on Marwa.
And because this was an act of defiance against the other gods that were there, the Quraysh and the other idol worshipers would go around the Kaaba, but they stopped going to safa and marwah. Because those two idols that were defined though the older gods were there, so this practice of Safa and Marwa was abandoned for centuries,
Allah says, These are sacred symbols of Allah, there's no harm in you doing tawaf of them. If the Muslims are going to do to lots of them, what are they gonna have to destroy first though,
those idols, all this elaborate instruction about hedge and yet we have no access to the karma.
This is my last point to you today.
This elaborate description of how your make sure you take care of you know the shot and have a line of ammo right here the feelings you're supposed to have. If you're going to do Hajj or Umrah from an hudgell Vita, or we're at Amara, whoever does Hajj of the house or Allah. Muslims can do either one yet, and they're not going to be able to do it until a very long time. This is the one of the earliest revelations in Medina, and we have a few years ahead of us before we ever even get close. And when we do get close were sent back home. You know that right? And pretty much all of the data about hedge were revealed well before then.
You know, how you hear sometimes in lectures, listen to this carefully, you hear lectures, we must act on every eye of the Quran. We must learn the Quran and put it into practice.
You heard this before? Because if we don't, we are hypocrites.
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Quran came, told the believers to do Hajj, did they do it right away?
There was a time and a place.
There was a time and a place unless you told them you will get there eventually. And when the opportunity comes, here's what you're going to do.
Here's what you're going to do. Not everything in the Quran.
You do right away. Let me tell you something. There are two ways to think about this. The way to frame your mind about this.
Quran says, here's what you do when you get married. Instructions for married life. Does that mean you have to get married?
No, not necessarily. But it says here's the instructions for divorce. Does that mean you have to get divorce? Because if you don't get divorce, you're never gonna live those out.
Golan says here's how you slaughter an animal. Does that mean you have to slaughter an animal?
Does it? Do you have to slaughter an animal
Each of you
Sorry, Quran talks about loans. Here are the instructions for how you take a loan. Does that mean you have to take a loan?
No. What does that mean? You are going to have different situations in life right?
When the situation presents itself turn back to Quran.
If you're in this situation, do this. If you're in that situation do that, isn't it? When you're about to get married, seek Allah's guidance for what? Marriage? If you're going through a divorce, he loves guidance for divorce. If you're going to go into a business seek Allah's guidance for business, isn't that what it is? But can you possibly put every single ayah of the Quran into action?
No. Did Allah ask you to do that? No. This is a slogan we made up. That's easy to text people. You must put the Quran into action.
Quran is put into action according to time, place and circumstance. Not every circumstances for every human being. Not every circumstance applies to every human being. The harsh circumstance didn't exist for the Muslims yet. When it existed, it applied. Even today, somebody is in a state of they they don't have enough money.
And they there is no way for them to make that money. Right. And if they do try to make that and there are some people who barely make enough to, you know, survive for their family.
And if they're going to save for how somebody is going to have to go hungry.
What should they be doing? saving for Hajj or feeding,
None of what the ayah says you have to go to Hajj nobody says minister Taha whoever is capable you're not capable relax.
What are you putting on yourself what Allah didn't put
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