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Surat Al Kahf 109 If The Oceans Were Ink
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Hello I'm Colonel Rumeida de lica Lima to Robbie Lana Fidel Rocha Villa and feather Kalama to Robbie
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kombucha he saw the silly Emily who looked at me and he said, Oh golly Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Ali or savage man in Somali come around to my tunnel Ricardo. Today we're going to try to share some reflections on Iron number 109 of SoTL cough, one of the most beautiful descriptions of the words of Allah that are found in the Quran, a very profound and extremely gorgeous idea. And I pray that I'm able to do some justice to the introductory reflections that have very I've found extremely moving inside of desire. I'll start by translating the I O word for word, just to shallow surface translation. We're located back Rumeida luckily, Matthew Robbie say had the
oceans been ink. For the for the words of my master I'm trying to be as literal as possible had the oceans been inked for the words of my master, the inner fiddle by rule Cobla and then further Kadima, Robbie, the oceans would have run out before the words of my master would run out when OG NaVi metally Heba. Even if we even had we brought the likes of it peening just like it another ocean, and that would turn into anchor also. So this
idea has a small story behind it, there's a suburb Newzoo that's very famous, it's quoted by several facilities and I'm going to start there and then we're going to go into the language of the island some lessons we can learn from it. So suburban New School and the suburb I'm reading is a Lucy Rahim Allah and Romani. And hey, Bob. Hey, even after is a Jew that lived in Makkah interacted with the prophet or perhaps even in Medina. And he raised the criticism about this idea.
And we're gonna see what he's saying. Come our our hotel me the bus and so this is founding Tirmidhi vikita Become a noodle hikma, aka Butea, Hydra and Kathira your book says this Jewish man said your book says that whoever has been given wisdom has been given a lot of great good, which is what the Quran says you can take meta Venetia when you thought Hitman for caduti Kathira so he says on the one hand your book says whoever has been given wisdom has been given a lot of good so much Accra when and then you people read recite well my routine to build an army Illa kalila and you have not been given except very little knowledge meaning Allah was addressing you could think of that iron
sort of slot he's referring to one IR he's referring to is in certain dakara the other one is in surah number 17 SOTL Islam and the iron SOTL Isra is it you could look at it as it's talking to the Jews. It's talking to the Israelites and the last phrase of that IRA is one that will Tito mineral me Illa kalila and you haven't been given except very little knowledge. So you you know very little. So he says on the one hand you people say that whoever has been given wisdom has been given a lot of good and on the other hand, you people say to us or your you recite to us that you've been given very little knowledge. Well, morado Elliot Chirag, and he's trying to say, there's more to the
narration. I'll tell you what he goes on to say he says, Well, we were given Taurat we were given the book of Allah, which is hikma, because it's about your book says, Whoever has been given hikma has been given a lot. And then your own book says, You have been given very little knowledge. So there's a contradiction in your book. Right? So that's the issue that he raised. And though the the answer is more elaborate than what I'm going to say all sorts, start with the first thing. Let's take an example of Ibrahim Ali's. Ibrahim Ali Salam is one of the greatest, most grateful human beings that ever lived. Like, there's no comparison to what we can do for Allah azza wa jal in terms
of gratitude and chakra of Allah, as opposed to him, right. And Allah describes in one places in one place that in fact, his entire life was an active state of being grateful. And the way Allah describes it, he says Shakira and the aroma he Shaquan the aroma, he was just translated grateful for his blessings. But actually, the expected language was shockingly near me, he may I mean, he there is the plural of Nima. Rama is a blessing. And the plural of it is Nam. So you say shark, Elan linea Mahi, which means he's grateful for his blessings and our own URL. This pattern is used what's called an Arabic jamberoo Killa. So the translation would be something like he was grateful for the
few favors of Allah. The few favors but that sounds strange because of Rahim, Allah Salam would be grateful for many, many favors of Allah, why the few favors of Allah? Because a human being if they spent every breath being grateful to Allah, it would
amount to much compared to the actual blessings Allah has given us.
So Allah says what a smaller la Kameyama who la Hilton, Athena, he unleashed his favours on you now understand the plural, the heavier word, the more pluralistic word, why the ones you can see and the ones that are hidden from you. I'm grateful to Allah. For one thing, I don't even know that one thing in how many ways it benefits me think of it. Think of the multi dimensional nature of a blessing. I eat a piece of food, I eat a single bite, okay, it replenished my hunger. That's what I can recognize I can feel it. But the nutrients in it, were they able to afford some kind of disease that was going to take place inside me? How was it replenishing some part of me that I wouldn't even
I don't know any of this. I don't know any of this. Something as simple as me going and relieving myself. We thank Allah after relieving ourselves how many diseases that Allah saved me from from just that one experience. How many toxins were inside my body that just got cleared out? I don't know that. I just I can thank him for what I can recognize on the surface. But there's a billion things happening outside of my scope, that there's no way I can count in Luna Matala, Hilah to pursue a very interesting idea, isn't it some gems, it's also a Morford. So one of the meanings of that is if you were to be grateful for the single favor of Allah, you couldn't do it.
I mean, I can't even if not grateful, I Miss Miss transit. If you were to count, or encompass, fully grasp a single favor of Allah, you're not able to encompass it, you can't count it. That's for one favor of Allah, the favor of Allah. So the idea then the point that I'm getting at is what Lucy really brilliantly responds to he says, Many, much or little, because Quran on one and the one place says you've been given a lot of good. And the other hand, he says, You've been given very little knowledge. Let me put it in the context of the surah. Now, masala Salam was given Torah that he was given so much in no other messengers talked about more in the Quran, then Musa Allah Islam, and then
Musa Allah Islam in this surah not too long ago went on a journey. And when he went on a journey he meets Khalid and he when he misheard, the Hadith tells us that how there was giving him a demonstration. A bird came in packed into the sea twice, right Nakara una carta in the Hadith says a single beak dropped it once or twice, and he says the knowledge you have in I have is nothing more than one dropper, the other in the ocean as much as Musala Islam is given given compared to the knowledge of Allah, it's very little. Now come to the idea that this person raised in this narration, he said that your Quran says well now Ooh, Tito Minella Elmy la kalila is very
interesting that Allah did that. He's that let's understand the entire I was alone aka annual rule. Holy Roman. I'm Robbie wanna Oh, Tito mineral me kalila. They ask you about through the Soul. They ask you about what is the what is the nature of the soul? What is the truth behind the soul? What is this thing that we have that you call a soul? They asked you about that as your revelation gives you this answer. And he says that Allah tells this prophet commands him to call or recommend me Robbie, tell them rule is from the command of my master meaning this is from the from element number. From the world of hunger, there's no way you have access to this knowledge. And whatever you have been
given is very little compared to what is actually known. It's incredible that is, on so many counts. I'll just highlight one thing about that here.
This the essence of the human being what are we in modern science? We are actually trying to figure out the essence what is consciousness? Like? That's one of the deepest questions in science today. In medicine today in philosophy, even in psychology, even in psychology, one of the most complicated questions is what is personality? Depending on the school of thought in psychology, there's a different way a different angle from which we're trying to figure out this thing called personality. We don't have an exact place on it. We don't have an an idea of what this thing really is. Allah describes this thing is so powerful that when he creates this rule, he tells the angels that they
better be ready to make such that so it's not something small, and this thing that Allah put inside us. He uses this to describe Laqad Hucknall in Santa Fe Assa Anita cwieme. The most upright was beautiful form. This is one of the most magnificent creations of Allah and it resides inside me it resides inside you. And it is such a universe of creation like that each rule is such a powerful, magnificent creation of Allah. We know a few things about it. We know a thing or two about it. But compared to what it really is, it's actual reality. We've been given very little. That's the original context and in that context, the Jews and the Muslims will not will determine
includes everybody. All of you have been given very little knowledge. Allah knows the entire reality of the rule. But he has given me very, very little. Think about conscience, we still don't understand where our dreams come from, what they mean, what our subconscious thoughts are, the how much what percent of our brain are we even actually using in medicine, you know, a small percentage of our brain actually gets used. What is the rest of this thing doing this machinery that Allah created? What's happening inside of it? In fact, forget figuring out the mysteries of the universe, human beings can't, aren't even capable of figuring out the mysteries of themselves. Allah says ma
chateau, mahalo kasama, Swati will. Allah How can foresee him, I didn't make you witness when I created the skies in the earth, nor did I make them witness their own creation. You weren't there watching the manufacturing process. You ever go to a restaurant when the when the chef the cooking of the kitchen is exposed, and you can see all the stuff going on? Right? Are there some donut places where you can see the machinery and all this stuff happened? The inner mechanics, you can see it or you can take a tour of a car factory and you can see how the things are getting put together. Allah says I didn't show you. I didn't make you witness to when you were being created.
But that's a way to ruin a factor for him or for Carlos arginine. So the and that subject even though that's not the subject of I 109 In a sense, it actually is, in a sense, it actually is. So the narration is when they read when he raised this issue that you raised this issue that in response this idea was also given and this is the you know that tell them if the oceans were turned into ink to write the words of my master, now, we're going to hold on to that analogy instead of diving deep into the Arabic of it. The only Arabic piece that I'll share with you a little bit. The Arabic word for ink, generally is HIPAA. HIPAA is used for ink okay? And my dad who I fell asleep is
more liquid Lima humid do behave shake me dad comes from muda muda muda Muda, Medan Ramadan and mud you some of you know that read mud is when you extend something right I'll mud
is set in the origin of the Arabic language it is used for when you extend something or you supply something well to sa filler or fee. Lima toma Duma do behead Dawa, to middle Hebrew and actually in Arabic idiom, it became used for the extra bottle of ink that you use because it's extending or supplying you more and more ink. Okay? Are you more than Leakey, tabby? legat Nikita vehicle imati Hitachi, well Murad will be how do we and Qatada Marilou moto who? subhanho wa heck moto kuasa. Okay, so now we're going to talk about this. What is this? Actually? What are some things we can learn from it? If the oceans were turned into ink, had the oceans been ink for the words of my
master? The Quran? This here's a copy of the Quran in front of me. I don't think it takes an ocean.
That's not a lot of print. Right? And if you take your artists maybe what we what is of the Tata around today, four or five times the size, so that's maybe four books this much, how that's not a lot of ink. So what's going on here? Let's take a step back and understand the word Kadima. The calamata of Allah literally translates into the word, the words of Allah. Think of the words of Allah as to two different categories. One category, I'll just give you one word, corn
NAMA, I'm Roja. rajarshi and Yehuda, whoa, corn for corn. Whenever he decides to do something, all he does, all he has to do is to say corn, B and it happens. Now corn is described as a word of Allah. In fact, he said Islam was a product of corn. That's why he's called Kalamata Allah. Right? Shall Islam is the word of Allah. Why? Because Allah simply said corn and he came into existence. That's when his existence was or how will he be born? was a shocking thing. You know, candelilla, who your fellow Maya is, or other shaman and Yaku Allahu Kuhn for your code. That was the response. It is a word of Allah that will come into reality. Okay, in Allah you wish you can be Kelly mattone
Minh, who is moving almasi who received pneumonia, right? Allah is giving you good news of a Word from Him, which is Jesus. So these are the some is in fact, the product of the word of Allah. Okay. Now, let's think about that for a moment. And he saw a Salam is an incredible legacy. It's an incredible sila. It's an entire revelation. But all of that is packaged behind just one word, which is what? Good, just one word.
Let's go back to a story that we studied in this. When I told you there's going to be two categories of the words of Allah. We're still on the first one going, we're just on that one. But let's focus on that one for a second. Earlier on in the SUTA. We saw a strange case of Musa alayhis salaam running into
a teacher of his that had some
interesting, unique lessons that won't be taught by any prophet.
And he goes and one of those lessons is he goes and commits the murder of a child. Later on you learn that is actually a commandment of Allah. Allah wanted it. Now the word that was used there for Aradhana and de la Houma Hydra Minho. Right so we intended Allah intended this, okay, what are we learned about the word good whenever whenever Allah intends in America are either say and yopu Allah Who coinfected. So the intent of Allah and the word of Allah have been correlated to each other. Okay, what am I getting at? That child dying? was a result of going
so well enough that jahrgang was a result of going.
All we know, what have you said to Musa? What did he say? Well, Allah intended that he should be replaced with a better child.
But when a child dies, there were other children that were there. Are they affected by? Yeah. And when they're affected, and they go back?
Are their parents affected? Yeah, the child who died? Are his parents affected? Yes. If this child had grown and had touched other lives, there was an entire domino effect of cause and effect. From that one incident. One incident doesn't have just one effect. It has an infinite number of effects. In fact, that family, their future generations have entirely changed today, we might be somebody from the descendants of that replaced child may actually be watching to the hippie they wouldn't even know
like the effects of that one decision are still carrying on. From Allah's point of view, what is he telling us all that is, is one word.
But that if you were to document what is behind that one word,
if you took the oceans and turn them into ink, to document the the effect, the impact, the full story of that one word, then the oceans would run dry, before you'd be able to encompass the entire effect of even one decision of Allah.
There is a network of Allah will give you a drop of it. One drop of it is what he will replace with another child. That's not the whole story. That's the drop Allah decided to give us. There's a there's an entire ocean remaining. Go back to the analogy from the beginning. He says, My knowledge is what? Just to draw up. So even the explanations out there is going to get Musa alayhis salam are going to be drops. But there are many other things. I think about the story of the children who had their treasure buried under the wall, that third story, right? And this wall gets built. All those years that these kids were suffering, they're orphans, right?
Ghana abou masala Han, their father was silent. So they're the main entity. How are you teaming getting treated in a town where when Musa Musa Hunter go and ask for food? They don't even get food? Right? They don't even get hospitality? How do you think those people are cheating children. And those
are their effects in the lives of those children. Throughout those years, when they didn't get that treasure, there are effects. And those effects have sub effects. And there's a domino of effects. We're not being made aware of all of them. We're just being told one of the reasons that Allah decided to do this, but Allah takes all those domino effects, all that cause and effect all of it into account. All of it is actually recorded. All of it has been taken into account when Allah makes a decision.
You and I, when we questioned Allah's decisions, we're like, Why did Allah do this? We're looking for one reason.
You know, because human mind, okay, one or two reasons. There's no way we can calculate a billion reasons and the reasons of those reasons of those reasons. And maybe the effect of 100 years from now or 1000, we can't do that. That's not us.
And so all we get is the word of Allah. Good. And behind the word of Allah correctly said by Lucy Rahim, Allah and others, what lies behind it is the vast knowledge of Allah. The knowledge of Allah whenever he issues a decision is not just what he's telling at them, what he's deciding at the moment, or what he has decided to do or what he decided to create, or what he decided to stop or what he's, what life he decided to create, what death did you decide to create? What health was sick, all of that is actually part of a much larger scheme. And for you to even begin to grasp that. One way to describe it is every one of those this those words of Allah are like oceans. Then the
word Alba her, you think that that's the ocean, but actually Alba has some genes, which means you know how we say
the earth, the earth is suffering. That actually doesn't mean a patch of earth you grabbed by your hand. It actually refers to the entire planet.
When you say sea life, or the sea is getting contaminated, the sea is getting
contaminate it. In English literature, that doesn't mean one particular sea off the coast of one island is getting contaminated. It's referring to the entire sea life of the planet getting contaminated. Alba, here's some ginger Allah saying ocean itself the entire ocean, all of the oceans combined, the the, the, the existence of the the the entire entity of body or the entire body of water on the earth if that was turned into ink. So it's the gin that's being used. But now let's turn our attention to the other word of Allah. So one word of Allah is going behind it is the knowledge of Allah and the other word of Allah that He describes himself. Like he tells us the Quran
is you know, when I do menial machinic He Mr. Jotika fudgier hotair smackAh Nam Allah, when one of the Michigan come to you give them protection until they get to hear the kalam of Allah the speech of Allah Kalam is the plural of Calima
actually, so it's an awesome Gemma in a sense, Konami speech and so the word the Quran is also Kalamata Robbie, he calls them the salah to be Kalamata Robbie iOttie, are these are all the distinct different descriptions of the Quran itself. So the Quran is also the words of Allah. So that's the other category I was referring to the revelations and the revelation at hand is the word of Allah the Quran
and behind this behind the ayat of the Quran, what Allah is giving us, for example, you know, Allah is telling us the story of Adam and Eve Salaam Alaikum telling us don't go near this tree.
Right? That's just one statement. Don't go near this tree.
The reality of that tree what either Monalisa must have felt, how did they look at that tree? How tempting was that tree? How tall is it? Where was it? There's a lot we don't know.
There's actually a lot we don't know. In fact, one of the Western criticisms of the Quran is extremely brief. It doesn't go into detail on top of detail on top of detail. It actually it's it's got this what the Arabs called Ijaz. It's summarize this speech, right? There are nine years or a number of years, where Musa alayhis salam is is been given tests against the pharaohs. So after the defeat of the magicians, and after they accepted Islam, then there were nine different calamities that came on the Egyptians. And Allah refers in his word Allah refers to those calamities and an IRA or to
have an understanding, we grabbed a hold of them for a bunch of years. And then he names each of those, you know, those calamities of the Father to father, he lists them, the frogs, the hurricane, that stuff, he makes a list of them, okay, fine. But behind each of them, there's every household that gets affected every day that gets affect every disease that spread every life every day. There's so much behind each of those words that we don't know behind them as an entire ocean and oceans on top of oceans on top of oceans. But that's just I'm just making reference to historical details we don't know right? But there's other dimensions when Allah You know, so even I we're
talking today we sit with an IRA and we you know, read them off assume we read the necropsy, Rahim Allah ignore Ashura Hola, Lucy, no cathedra katabi We tried to go to the facility and see what they had to say about a particular eye and then we contemplate the ayah we're looking into into the language and all of that, and at the end of it, we say, I think I grabbed some things from this ayah and what is I do? This is one of the most incredible reality checks humbly checks in the Quran. What does Allah do after all of your contemplations and your research and you know, you can do a PhD and I've seen all of that stuff what you will grasp from the the words of Allah will be an ocean and
what you still haven't grasped that Allah might open another drop for someone that will come three generations after you and another two drops for someone who comes 10 generations after you that he didn't open for you. And you think that once you got a drop, I have now figured out that the seed of this idea nobody understood it before me, I got this you know, common that has become now Subhanallah the OMA was in confusion and they did not know what they were talking about all this time. Alhamdulillah I have the secret code that Allah has, you know, given to me because of my my amazing calculator. And now I have figured out that I've seen of this iron this iron, bro, some
humility before the word of Allah. Hello Gadol bahuvida Lika revatio. Robby contemplate the power of these words. Somebody takes a dive into the ocean.
By the way, we can you go to the beach, you can see the ocean right? You see the ocean.
Somebody nobody can say I have experienced the entire ocean.
You've experienced how beautiful it looks from where you're standing. Somebody else is standing on top of a cliff looking at
emotion, their angle is different. They see also beauty but they see a beauty different than yours. Yes, somebody is on a boat, a little half mile into the water, they see a different scene than you. They enjoy a different breeze than you they see different clouds than you they see a different beauty than you. There's somebody else who's taken a dive inside. Depending how far down they've taken a dive, they're experiencing something else, and somebody not 10 feet away is taking another dive, and they're experiencing something completely different. The ocean, this imagery of the ocean and the experiencing of the ocean is actually something remarkable because every human being is
experiencing it differently. And even if you spent your entire life inside the ocean, when you come out of it, the only thing you will come out with are the drops that touched you. The rest of it was left behind. A believer will dive into the Quran their whole life.
Dive into it. And you know what, if you dive deep enough, you might find some pearls.
And you come up with a pearl from the Quran.
And then you have in your like, I have found the treasure and you're right you have found the treasure.
But you know what? You haven't found all the treasure. There are endless oceans left. There are endless oceans left the imagery of the ocean in this Ira describing both dimensions of the word of the revelation and it teaches us humility towards the revelation of Allah. You can study any other book and you can say I'm a I'm a you know physics expert. I'm a history expert I'm a you know, whatever other expert
can call yourself a Quran expert.
You can always have the Quran drops expert
because you nobody can say I have expertise over all the drops the endless drops of the ocean you can't it's not possible.
I was also wondering about the saya Allah has this incredible response in this ayah and the story behind this idea that I didn't really connect in my head until today.
You know people often Muslims nowadays we have interesting questions about the Quran How come the Quran didn't talk about and then fill in the blank?
What is the Quran have to say about
you fill in the blank. How come there are no Chinese prophets in the Quran?
How come there's nothing about you know, you know raising children?
What if you have a violent child? What do you do with does the Quran have anything? Because you know what we have we have slogan Islam Nelson the you know, slogan Islam means? Quran has the answer to every question.
Every question pertaining to guidance, but not every question pertaining to your curiosity.
Every question that you need to have answered has been answered. But I just told you one of the most fundamental philosophical questions in the history of mankind is what is the soul?
That's what I mean, across societies modern and ancient, the words have changed. But the fundamental question is the same. What is the soul? And from it, what is life itself? Who and life are together? They're related things. And from it is the idea of purpose whether whether we are in a philosophical sense at the center of the universe, or we're not whether we are a you magnificent, unique being or we're just an accident in this endless, you know, slew of galaxies. All of it boils down to this one question, what is the rule?
You will think Allah would answer that question. He says, No,
he has oceans and oceans and oceans of knowledge, and if he wants, he can answer it.
But he says, No, I'm not gonna answer.
You know, you don't need that. as curious as you might be, and you've humanity's been curious about that one for the longest time. But he says, No, I'm not gonna Well, multidomain me luck, Allah. Good enough. Move on to other things.
What we're learning in the Quran is it's not there to address all of your curiosities, no matter how curious you get. You have to put your curiosities, I have to put my curiosities aside, and first try to get the drops from this endless ocean that he's offering me.
And once we once I dive enough, then those curiosities I'll realize weren't valuable enough questions or those questions got answered in a way I didn't expect.
This is actually teaching us an attitude towards approaching the Quran. We think less of the Quran somehow. So even if samosa won't come out and say it, it will come out and say it. But then there has to be like, but it didn't answer this question of mine though. This curiosity of mine this is this is not even brought up in the Quran.
It's just the not one time that he mentioned it.
So what am I supposed to do with that? I mean, my favorite silly question of the month was a couple of months ago as Elon Musk is going to put together travel to the moon. How are we going to do hajj when we get up there?
And how are we going to do I would ask I would add further How are you going to do Ramadan? You're constantly citing the moon bro
you on it
is always a robotic for you
though Quran did not answer that question
but what did it was? What did he answer? He says that now Now let's go back. What was the issue that What did what the narration says though your Quran doesn't even have the answer to this question What is the rule?
Right? And what's the response or you know amount will determine me luck you know what do you mean you've been given little now you're a Prophet you should know more. And what did Allah tells the Prophet SAW Selim? First tell them the oceans of knowledge belong with Allah
and the words of ALLAH behind them our entire oceans, you can only get dropped so the word has an ocean behind it. But you know, these drops that Allah azza wa jal put it inside Adam Alayhis Salam, you know that much you know that I'm feeling Surah to know that it's something that has to do with light, divine light, and it loves to capture revelation, you have these hints in the Quran, you have some things given to the Prophet saw them through by way of Hadith. There's some things that we've been taught, but those drops all together, there's an entire ocean that remains unanswered by Allah deliberately. And that says wisdom you have to learn humility to what you don't know instead of
complaining about what you don't know. Well, that will keep them in line me. Luckily, I know Look, look at him, even though we're gonna discuss them the next day in another session. But look at the correlation between these. On the one hand, endless, vast oceans of knowledge of Allah, or low cannabichromene data and legally matambi If they were made supply of ink, for the words of my master, the ineffable back through Kabbalah and 10 for the Kalima, Torah be the oceans would run dry oceans, I'm translating plural, because that's how we talk about them in a Jin's form in the categorical form, oceans would run dry, before the words of my master would, would not be with me he
Muda. And had we even reinforced them with another set of oceans like it. If all the oceans of the world all the body of water of the world was replenished, again, to keep writing, the idea isn't you need to have them the idea is, even if you kept on reinforcing them, if you kept on supplying more and more ink, it's also pretty amazing that the idea of an ocean and then being supplied with another ocean is used. Just not too not too much after we learned about Musa Ali salaam, who was given knowledge of Revelation.
He was given knowledge of Torah, which is one kind of Kalamata of Allah. And then there was how there who was given knowledge of gunfire Khun the other kind of Kalamata of Allah. And where did he meet, they met much rain where the two oceans meet. And now in this night in 100, and ninth IRA, Allah says there's two oceans also, for the words of ALLAH and even they aren't enough. Even they're not enough of how the connections the literary connections are so beautiful in this idea, all driving the one same point home humility, and who are the who to ask the question, look at the narration that How come it says mama automata Remilia kalila, their teacher and the teacher of their
teacher, their teachers, Mousavi, Salam and Musa alayhis salaam story is about lutea Musa elmen, illa kalila. He wasn't given except very little, he couldn't understand what's happening. So even with the vast knowledge of Revelation, there's another world of knowledge that is with Allah, that we can never know. That is not supposed to unlock for us. And that's, again, I'm reminded of another crisis that, you know, I think of Quran I read the classical prophecy, I discuss these things. And then I start thinking about the kinds of questions and confusions and, you know, messages I get from folks that are having different kinds of crises. And it's interesting that I saw another correlation
today. And that was that Muslims love knowing about the unseen.
Like, we really want to know, the hubby out of Allah, like, Why did Allah do this in my life?
If I could have the answer to that question, what does the Quran say about why did I go through such a difficult, you know, tragedy? Why did I lose my job? Why did my you know why did my brother die in a car accident? Like what was Allah's plan with that?
You know, you so if you look at this IRA,
we haven't even begun to grasp the word of Allah as it is. But the other side of the knowledge of Allah the Quran via Kuhn dimension of Allah's knowledge, which was given to Hubbard wasn't wasn't appropriate for a prophet to know.
Even a prophet is not supposed to know that stuff, but we really want to know it.
We really, really wanted and we said until we don't know that and how are we supposed to have faith?
The other thing
You and I are supposed to contemplate the word of Allah.
We're supposed to dive into this word as slaves of Allah, not as experts. We don't come on top of the Quran with our credentials, we come to it, it is the ultimate source of knowledge, we are nothing before its knowledge, we come begging for drops from Allah. That's, that's the approach we take when we approach the word of Allah. Right?
So when Allah is talking about something,
and I say, you know, and the simple truth is, every Muslim should try to see how the word of Allah applies to their life. And let's be more specific, not just my life, how does the word of a lot apply to my situation?
Right? How does the word of Allah apply to my situation?
Now what happens sometimes is ALLAH is talking about a specific situation.
Allah is talking about if a man dies, the mother gets this much the father gets this much the brothers. It's a situation.
But when you read that, and you say, but that's not exactly my situation, I have a different situation. And while you're reading that, or while you're, you know, listening to it being contemplated, you're like, No, no, no, no, I get what he's saying. But I want to know about my situation whereby the mirror is my head. No, no, I haven't I have a different circumstance. What if, what if this what if that what if the other, right? We want to we want our situation answered? Before we give do justice to the word of Allah contemplate that first, don't jump the gun. You know, like, you know, somebody's getting ahead of their, you know, sometimes the teacher is teaching a
class, and a student has a question, right? And the question will get answered, if the student just has patience to let the teacher finish? And if the teacher answers him too soon, not only will he not get the answer he needs even if he gets the answer, he'll be confused, because he didn't build his understanding to be able to process the answer properly. So sometimes students ask a question, and the teacher says Not yet. By the way, my students know this. I say it all the time.
They say all the time. What about this? I have not yet yet. I have a really important question. It's bothering me. I can't sleep at night. What about this idea? And I write not yet?
I'm not being cheap. But knowledge. I know, I know what you can and cannot handle. No, stop. Just try me. Just please don't say not Yeah, just answer it, then I'll answer and they'll say I'm confused. I told you not yet.
You want me to rewire the curriculum so that it can cater to your curiosity? Next time you have a new curiosity, we should throw out the textbook and burn it together and write a new one. So we can change the lessons in this direction in that direction. And you know, we'll just turn into, you know, Google responses for you. The Quran isn't you Google
is not going to speak on your terms. You have to come to Allah's terms. I have to come to Allah's terms. And I have to be grateful to Allah, that I even get to take a dive in this ocean. But when that attitude gets corrupted, I'm being given the word of Allah and I'm thinking but no, this doesn't apply to my situation. Don't talk about this. Talk about the product that applies to my situation.
That will come
and that was the will open up to you. But Allah doesn't open the doors of his wisdom for those whose hearts have been locked.
He says I follow to the Buddha Al Quran and Allah Kulu Banach, Fallujah, don't they contemplate the Quran are their hearts have their own locks on them? You know, what are the meanings of your hearts, having your own locks on it? It means you are set in your ways and you're thinking you just want to hear validation for what you feel. You don't want to hear what Allah says. You don't want to hear you don't have the patience for that. You just want to know what you want to hear. That makes you feel confirmed in what you were thinking all along anyway. Now I have the Quran stamp on top of it too.
That's not contemplating the Quran that's looking for validation for yourself.
I pray Allah doesn't put me in that position. I apparently doesn't put you in that position because then the word of Allah is not in the highest place. My feelings are higher than the word of Allah.
When Allah says hello, kennel Barrameda Lika Lima to be the owner Fidel rucola, intern for the Kalima Torah be understand something else. If I did contemplate the word of Allah and I humbled myself and said, Yara, you love me more than I can ever love myself. I will understand your word that you give to me as a rock man, I will try to understand it. I'll put my personal what I think is a state of emergency aside, because it's more important for me to understand what you're saying to me. And when you give yourself in humility like that to Allah, what does Allah do? Allah then descends a calm on you. And then Allah opens the doors of wisdom for you. And then you start seeing
in the Quran, answers to your question, your crisis, your dilemma in ways you didn't imagine before. He opens up for you. But you have to give yourself to Allah's word in humility. First, you have to have you and I have to have a humility to the word of Allah first. When he metoda and the prophets I showed him when he was asked a question and he didn't Quran refuse to give him the answer will not will teach him it me luck Allah, and it raised the Chrism Hey, the Quran doesn't even have the answer. What did Allah commanded him to say in the next time, he said
Call in Nama and abbatial. Miss Lucan, you Hialeah, what an epic answer. Tell them I am just a mortal human being like yourselves. The only difference being revelation has been given to me. I am not coming up with the answer to impress you. And if you're not impressed with the lack of answer, that's a huge problem. I am not going to try to cater to you and create a new answer. So you can say, Ah, finally I got the answer. Now I'm at now you're good. Now see that that's what a messenger does. It gets my questions answered. That's legit. No, tell them I am a sleeve. I'm a human being just like you. Revelation has been given to me meaning I don't dictate what the answers are. Allah
dictates what the answers are. Allah dictates which questions are worthy of being answered. He does that.
This is a tie in from both of these ayat, that's very powerful. So with this, we you know, I pray that we develop a true sense of humility, to to Allah's plans, and to Allah's words. And my attempt in this series and inshallah future series also of different sources is the same. My attempt is, can we take a dive into the words of ALLAH and at least find some pearls along the way? In no way? Am I ever deluded into thinking that I have figured out what the Quran says, and this is it and everything? No, I could be very wrong, in what I figured what I've tried to figure out. There could be there could be so many treasures that I didn't even imagine are there and I pass right over them.
And that's why we beg Allah azza wa jal to open the doors of his wisdom and his mercy on us so we can benefit from what he says to us. And we can grasp more and more of those treasures. For ourselves, we can gather more and more of those for ourselves. So I pray Allah azza wa jal accepts this effort from all of us, and really makes us people who love diving into the Quran and doing the unlock ended and doing the Buddha and he unlocks our hearts from the things that are keeping us from really benefiting from this endless ocean. Monica lovely welcome Phil Khurana Hakeem. When finally we'll end it with Kim Solomonic.