Surat Al Kahf 80-81 – Recap and Deeper Look
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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this is, you know, another stop in my series of sort of random stops that I'm making across New York and New Jersey before I head back to Texas. Just a little bit of context for this lecture. So you know, you're not entirely lost in what I'm doing. I'm engaged in conducting a series of lectures on trying to understand silicon in better depth. And I've been doing that I left the sutra, the study of this sutra. A few years ago, I got up to is maybe 67 668, something like that. And then I got involved with working some other soldiers. And now I've come back to the store. Thank you so much.
I never drink during a lecture. Have you ever seen we record an election? It's never happened. I can't do it. I if I drank I forget everything I was gonna say.
Completely. Okay, but anyway. So like, I just forgot everything I was saying, Where am I? Anyway, so I'm working on. I was working on some other soldiers for a few years and then I 100 I finally had the chance to come back to work on sort of gut health. And in my work on this surah I actually only came to New York for a short meeting, met with a friend and one thing led to another I ended up getting called by 96th Street and giving some brutal stare and I just kept hopping from machine to machine. And before I left it would be I would feel incomplete if I didn't make a stop at the place where I learned what I'm for the to begin with the Muslim Central of New York so I'm really glad to
be here again, it's it feels home every time hamdulillah so I'm going to talk to you about is number 80 and 81. of social graph today. These I art are in towards the end of the story of Musa alayhis salaam. And so in that journey, towards the end of that journey, where, you know, Urdu speakers, South Asians, we call them kisor. Right? The the correct pronunciation in most of us is how their neighbor or how their right so I'll pronounce a COVID. So how did I know he said, um, is now explaining himself and he gets to the second incident that he's explaining. So there were three stops that they made they, you know, they stopped at a ship that he damaged. The When they reached
the shore, they found a child, according to the narration and Hadeeth they found a child that was playing with other children. And he just went up to him and he met him and then how they killed him and violently killed him. And it shocked Mussolini's how many questioned him. And then basically by that point, it was the they reached the end point and he said Karbala, Tamil Nadu near la you already have enough excuse to leave me now. But if I asked you another time, fine. You allow me to continue, even though you have enough reason to leave me already. Right? So that's basically what Mousavi said I'm told him because he couldn't bear what he saw. And then third time, it was actually
something much more mild. They stopped at a town where they tried to get some food and nobody would show them any hospitality. And hospitality said they both actually ran into an old wall that was very large in the middle of town that looked like it was about to tip
I didn't do that. Okay, so it looked like it was about to tip over. And so how did I listen, I'm on his own, rebuilt the wall. And that was a side little detail that Mousavi salon did not help in the building of the wall. For a comma who not a comma who, right for which I Daffy, how'd you doubt when you read when you're above a comma who the muffler is us. And we've also don't even discuss why that was because Mousavi salon was so scared that if I do something without him telling me it might constitute the third strike.
And I might get he might say this is it. I can't be with you anymore, because you did an action without my permission. So he didn't even get involved in the building of the wall. But by the end, they were leaving, they haven't eaten anything. They remember they got they're hungry because they were looking for food to begin with. And now they've done enough labor to reconstruct an entire massive wall in town. And he's done it and then he's heading back and he just made a comment. He didn't ask a question. He made a comment. And the comment was low shipped at the hut. Danny Angela, have you wanted you could have taken some compensation for the work that you did. And that
constituted the third even though it wasn't set as a question. It could
constituted the third question. So how did I learn Salam said how do I fit up obey pneumonic. This is the parting between you and myself. Right? And we've I've discussed these ports, the I'm going super fast now because I've spent hours on each of these phrases already. That's part of the series already. Well, where are we now? How do I didn't sell them then told him settling up, you can be really mad at me, he sobre I'm going to inform you in great detail.
From his point of view, great detail, from our point of our point of view, not great detail at all, because the first incident is one idea. He explained it in one sentence. The second one to IOD 31. One long is not some pages of explanation. You know, like when you go to court, and somebody has to explain why they killed somebody, or why they why they damaged are they gonna say one sentence and say thank you, Your Honor, I'm done with my explanation, or not, they're gonna have to explain write up an entire transcript and give every full detail yet Hassan Hassan is getting one sentence, two sentences for each of these, these incidents. What I mentioned already, in the last lecture, a
couple of things about the second incident, which was the killing of a child, is that this is the one that's the hardest one to understand. Because you see the ship that was being damaged. He himself explained that there was a king who had issued a verdict, to seize all the ships that are still functioning because he was going to commandeer them. If you don't know the word commandeer, it's the seas with authority, so that he could, you know, absorb them into his Navy, he was going on some expedition, he needed more naval power. So it didn't matter if it's the fishermen, or at some old man or whoever, it doesn't matter, just grab every ship. And actually the word used was Alaska.
Right. And yet for the cooler Safina in Alaska. And last was actually used, I described the when you when you grab an animal from the hair, and you rip the hair out, you don't shave the hair, you don't soften the skin, you don't prepare like, you know, like waxing, or something like no, no, no, you just violently tear the hair off. That's actually called the lesson. And so the king didn't care who he was taking it from, and how he was taking it and who would get hurt in the process. It might even imply that if the king caught the ship, he would have actually turned them into slaves to work on their own ship as slaves at his service. So this part, this this rationale, this is why I damaged
the ship essentially, is actually partly understandable, even without the hype. Why? Because, you know, it could be that Heather, Allah His Salaam knows that the king has issued this, he's doing this. But this is not news of the unseen. It's just news of a different distant place. Some people know some people don't know. Right? So it's not like only Allah has this knowledge, because it King has issued a verdict so other people can know. So it's possible that other islands Salaam has heard or is no, it knows that the Navy is heading this way. And it's not some way that has come to him, which might even help us understand the words, too. And I intended to do the damage to the ship. He
didn't attribute this one to Allah. He attributed to himself that I intended to damage the ship. That's because it King was gonna come and take their their vessel. But the thing that I want to recap really quickly knowledge. Imagine if you're one of those people that poor people that work on the ship you barely have enough to make for yourself and you're working as fishermen or, you know, diving for pearls or whatever you scour for at the bottom of the sea. This is your job. It's a threatening job. And you're not making enough because if you're making enough, you wouldn't be called Misaki. for Canada, Lima, Sakina, Yama, Luna finback. So there may seem to begin with now the
only way they have of putting food on the table for themselves for their old parents, for their children, for their spouse for their younger brother and sister, the only this they had was the ship that where they could make a little bit of money, or get some food that's gone to. That's gone also. So they're completely not only did they almost die, but they're now in despair. They're completely desperate. But minutes later, or hours later, the Navy naval vessels show up and inspecting their ship and they say this one's no good. Let's keep going. And these guys who are so terrified and so depressed that their ship has been damaged. Or like man, that ship getting damaged was the best
thing that ever happened. Oh my god, can you imagine if it was okay? Can you imagine if it was in good shape? In other words, what I'm trying to get at is from their point of view, from the fisherman's point of view, this they could see the benefit of something bad that happened
soon after, they could see it. So they don't look back and say I can't believe our ship got damaged. Even now I get traumatized from that memory. They don't they're like, Man Subhan Allah how Allah plans Imagine if the ship wasn't damaged? wasn't wasn't that an amazing thing? And they're actually looking back at that incident not as a bad thing, but as a good thing. And the only reason they see it as a good thing is because they saw for themselves
What would have happened? If it wasn't damaged? They saw it right they saw the naval vessels come in and leave their leave their ship alone. But this is very different from the second incident, which we're on now. And the second incident, a child has been murdered, a child has been murdered. And I want you to just look around we sometimes read for I'm read the seal, read these things and we pass by, like, Allah complains about people who read the Quran and don't ponder and says, Let me a Hebrew and he has some malware on piano, that those who when they come across the heart of the rub, they don't stumble over them deaf and blind. They don't even think about it and keep going. Stop and
ponder for a second. Imagine yourself on that beach. Imagine yourself 100 feet 200 300 feet away, and you've seen a distance two men you don't know their moves to hover, you just see two men, and you see some kids playing at the beach. And you see this man come and he violently attacks a child and kills him in front of your eyes. Are you Is there any possible way you would imagine this is a good thing? No. There's no way you can process this as a good thing. And then on top of that, obviously says this is an evil you can't even justify How do you know you? There's no logical explanation for the kind of evil You did? Because he used the word lucra Toshi and lucra there were
no comes from something unheard of unfamiliar, irrational, something that cannot be explained. Nobody can ever come up with some justification where this is okay. This is never okay. This is never Okay. Now repeat something from the previous dumps. The fact that Musa alayhis salam could not have sobor, right? we misunderstand this part of what Allah is saying, as Oh, he didn't have enough server. Actually, this is a praise of musasa this is actually a praise of Messiah. So what did Allah's Messenger tell us Allah Allah Who knew some manga I'm in common Quran for you? Are you Ruby or D for millennia slaughter, or millennia certain for me, I'll be with Annika fleeman, whoever
she's an evil among you try to change it with your hand if you can't at least speak out against it. If you can at least hate it inside of your heart. musallam can change it with his hand because he knows that man is acting as a messenger of Allah. He's been sanctioned by Allah Himself. So the very least you can do is what? This is wrong. You can't do this. And he's doing exactly what the Torah has taught him. He's actually living by the book of Allah. When you see something wrong, you should stand against it. And you know, even the idea that we read in the Quran, *a and katella NASA Jamia that if you kill one person, it's like you killed all of humanity who heard this before?
Right. That's actually Masonic my own Zilla photography, it's actually confirming what was already revealed to Mousavi. So I've been taught. So musala a salon doesn't see one murder as one murder. He sees this as a murder of what all of humanity so it's it's not something small to him. Add to that that mousseline Sam has seen the murder of children before because he lived in Egypt under Fitzalan. And he was one of the children who was supposed to be murdered, in fact, right. So there's there are things from his own life that are now coming back and I think has a trigger in what is happening in front of him. But what I what I left off yesterday, I couldn't finish my dogs in New Jersey. So I'm
going to, I'm going to take you through a little bit of it and then continue where I left off. And where I left off was this. Just like I asked you to look at the fishermen look at things from the fishermen's point of view. Now try to think of things this is going to be hard. Think of things from those parents point of view. Those parents who just had their child murdered
those fishermen A few hours later, they said thank god this ship was damaged. That was great. And 100 alive got it got beat up. You know, so we almost drowned. So what look at what what's Allah saved us from? But those parents who get the news that my child has been brutally murdered by some stranger, and there's no rhyme or reason. There's no logic he wasn't he wasn't robbed. He wasn't asked for anything that was apparently completely insensible, irrational, inexplicable act, right. And you can't even live with it easily because you know, and many people Allah test with the loss of a child Yeah, May Allah not test you or and myself, but that what that test, but sometimes people
lose their children to a disease. Sometimes Sometimes people lose their children to a car accident, right? Sometimes people lose their children because they if they drowned, or something like that, right, accident or disease or sickness and things that were out of our hand, right. But you know, the kind of death of a child that would be impossible to cope with is when a child is murdered. When a child because if a child died of sickness, at the end of the day, you can say this was the cover of Allah, whatever Allah willed, this was out of our hands, this wasn't Allah's hands, etc, etc.
Right. But when a child is murdered, then there's somebody else's hand that you saw. Somebody else did this and the thought of why did Allah let this person get away with it? Why did he, why did he stop them?
And it's much more difficult to even, you know, eventually even cope with what happened much, much harder. And so Allah hasn't just given us in the story, a scenario where some trial happens. He's actually mentioned probably the most difficult trial in the life of a human being the murder of their own child for no explicable reason. It's not even they were living in a war zone, or they were it's understand, you know, or they were in some high risk place. It's none of those things. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, this child has been murdered. This is very important, because in his explanation, now we get to the explanation. The Hagia Ronnie Salaam is going to explain to musar
they said I'm he says, What Amal hulan for kinda about wha hoo, mock me name. As for the boy, both of his parents were believers, both of his parents were believers, this is not helping, this is even making it worse.
So they were believers, this is what they deserve. If they're believers, this is the gift of their human. No, somehow, everything Hubbard will say is going to help us understand what's going on.
This is and I before I go on, I have to give you and myself a disclaimer, this is really important to understand this is some of the hardest part of the Quran, by the way to understand the wisdom of olara is that within the the curtain that is lifted in these IOP is not lifted elsewhere. So this is a unique place in the Quran. And it's so difficult to understand even musasa is having a hard time understanding, you get that. So it's not it's not an easy place. But there are some disclaimers that are necessary. Let me tell you, let me just instead go back to the ship for a moment, the ship got damaged. Why did it get damaged? So they could keep making their income? Yes. But did all the ships
No, didn't didn't the king sees many other ships. He did. And they weren't they may have been massaged into. Right? And all of those Allah was allowing to happen. And then Allah will give the rationale here that this these parents were believers, and this child, I'll explain how bad he was going to be later. But he was going to grow up, let me make it simple English, he was going to grow up to be a bad man. He was going to be an evil person. Right? He was going to make his parents life miserable. That's really watering it down. But just essentially he was going to grow up to be an evil person. Right.
And there are plenty of people who grew up to be evil people
whose parents are good. You don't know that?
You I mean, we don't know that no Halle salons son grew up to be pretty bad.
I don't even know Brian, if this is the logic, it should apply over there too, right? If this is the rationale, why are your Kubernetes alum sons getting away with kidnapping uses?
If they were going to grow up to visit do such a bad thing, then there should have been some Hubbard infant intervention there too. Right? There should be a list of Havana worthy kids.
But that's not how the world works, isn't it? That's not how the world works. And if this is how the world worked, then every time there would be a killing, we would say this must have been a good thing. Right? But we don't say that even the Quran doesn't say that. Why would the prawn be okay with killing when the same Koran tells us you kill one person is the same as what? killing all of humanity, killing all of humanity. If this was eventually a good thing, why even if Mousavi son killed someone by accident, and that happened?
Why is he making a Stefan Lockwood tell them this is what was good for you. This person was going to do a lot more other crime you did the world of favor. You saved him from a spirit. That's not what Allah says. That's not what he says, Why am I telling you this? Because even though Allah has put this I end up on what happens sometimes is we develop a myopic view, we look at one idea and we say now I understand the wisdom of Allah. No, you don't you understand one case, one case, and in one in some people's story, getting their ship damaged was the best thing for them.
And in other people's story, getting their ship caught by the king was the best thing for them.
And for some people, the the the death, somebody's death was a favor. And for some other people it might still be a heavy trial and something else. Allah does the same exact thing for completely different reasons. You cannot say every time Allah does something Oh, this is must be just like the Heather I you know, somebody if we develop this kind of evil thinking and I call it evil thinking somebody's child dies. By the way.
Haven't you read sort of half maybe your kid was going to grow up to be a serial killer so Allah did you a favor? I mean I'm here to janazah you should have suffered Let me help you with your suffering a little bit. You know your name Mashallah, so she known you'd hit a homer Pollyanna loco from I reply to you, you should be grateful that you were you were raising baby Hitler. So let me do a favor you know.
So this kind of thinking is extremely problematic, extremely problematic. And the way we can help ourselves not fall into this kind of thinking even from the Koran itself is pretty easy. I keep referring to this over and over again because I think it's one of the most fundamental parts of understanding the story. When How did Ali Salaam boarded the ship before they started this journey musalla Solomon he had a conversation this is in Buhari. This is in some other heavy narrations to get a conversation and in this conversation other than a salon told him your knowledge and my knowledge is nothing more than this bird they saw a bird that packed its beak into the sea twice.
The Crown Chakra thing he said my knowledge and your knowledge is just a drop from the sea like this bird is picking from the sea. Okay, now this is really important, because this is the only actual lecture. Well Sally said I'm just getting everything else is just be quiet in the calendar Sophie Amaya Sabra. This is the only Darcy's getting from this one limb of his this teacher of his and what's that lesson? Everything Musa alayhis salaam knows about the thoughts about the previous prophets about the hikma of Allah? About halal and haram about right and wrong about morality, about spirituality all of it amounts to how much a drop from the ocean. And this is from the side of
revelation from the side of revelation on the other side is anyone have the thought the reality of things Why Did something happen? Why did that car accident happen? Why did Coronavirus spread all over the world? Why is there a Delta variant? Why is there this? Why is there that? Why did this person die? This person was so young and they died? Why is this person so old and they got sick and they didn't die? Why did this? You know what? Why today? Why not tomorrow? Those wise the answer to them? Is anyone have taken the knowledge of reality? And 100? I mean, Islam has been given some of England haqiqa he's been given a drop of that a drop. Now the the the analogy of the drop is really
important. What did he say about the ship? He said that when the ship the ship was damaged because the king was going to seize the boat. But was there one miskeen on the border many?
There were many Masaki. And each one of them have their own family. Each one of them have their own there's an effect of the chipping damaged on their families themselves, their parents, their surroundings, there's cause there's ripple effects. They're Domino effects of a single act. Yes. But the only thing other islands that I'm knows is one part of the reason which reason that the king was coming to get the ship.
But all the there's the reasons are much more. But the only one he was like if you can think of it as that the rest of the file is classified. And only this much has been given to him that drop and the rest of it that is connected to that drop the rest of that See, he even he doesn't know.
So now he comes to the second part. And he says both the parents were what believers. Okay, so now their eemaan must be really important to Allah. In this particular case, these two parents their faith is really important to Allah. So what does Allah say about them? He said for Hershey and your HCA Houma. I'll focus on the parts I didn't talk about before. And if you are interested, I would really urge you to go through the doors from the last dose undecided also, because there are details I won't be talking about today. How she knows. So we were afraid here. How did he surround himself with speaking, because we don't attribute Russia to allies origin has yet means fear, or concern,
but that word ionic will be like this is not appropriate to use that word for.
So it's harder on Islam saying we were concerned. And you'll hear Kahuna toyana, and worker for that he was going to snatch them up, grab them, overwhelm them with organic offer. And this is where I'm going to spend a little extra time on today. To be honest, what was what was so bad about this kid? What was he going to do? The word is
and in Arabic before Islam for hundreds of years, 1000s of years, there was Raka Raka de la Seder. They would say when hunting dogs are catching a rabbit or some some animal. When they catch up to it, they jump, they pounce, and they land on top of the animal and the animal is much smaller and weaker. So it gets pinned on the ground and it's under the claws of the predator that's about to take it out or snap its neck or like the lion that catches up to a deer and pounces on it and it falls and now the deer
Can't move because the line is too strong, its claws, its legs are too strong its weight is too overbearing, that act of the predator over running its prey and crushing it under itself that's actually called rock. It's used in the Quran in different places because alohomora haka, for example, dada cohoon Katara. The verb is used in other places in the Quran to, but this is the image that comes from this verb. This is the word that's usually used in the in the magetta verb form.
But here your HCA Houma, for those of you that are a little bit familiar with Arabic is the if I've heard it hog hog. What that means is, not only did he pounce on them, he used something to pounce on them.
So you could say for example, the lion grabbed the prey with its claws. So that additional with its claws, that extra detail, that would be in the fall pattern that wouldn't be in the Java. So here what you find is you'll hit a homer, he would grab them, but there's a width after that there's an OBE Thani, which is what Leon Okafor front. So think of it this way, I want you to stick to that imagery that I'm giving you a lion grabbing its prey using what? its claws. So now imagine this son was going to victimize his parents sink his claws into his parents, using two kinds of claws. And those two claws are called the Leon end. gopher, that's what he was going to do. And before we
discussed all the uncover what was the result of that the parents were going to be victims, helpless, crushed, can't get out of the situation, wishing that the Wait, you know, like the animal wishes that the lion wasn't there. There will come a point that these parents are going to wish that the son was never born.
You know, sometimes parents have these dark thoughts, my life would have been a lot better sometimes it's still for level the below.
wish he was you know, and some parents don't even say suffered rubella. They just say to their time.
Your IQ, right? They just say it straight really nice of you, by the way.
Right? But it could be at someone's under so much abuse. So much, you know, overwhelming oppression, that they might even wish that that relative that is causing them that was somehow just can they just die. I won't I won't. I'm making data or not making go I'm not sure what I'm doing. But the thought does occur to me. If they could just if just one bus, just one cue 72 or some, you know,
just one time because, you know, I mean, Corona had everyone in there still.
They don't even wear a mask and still Yeah.
You know, but a dark thought will come to them and how do we know it will come to them? Because the image we use because you would have described as annealed Lima, Houma, he will oppress them. But the imagery used is very comprehensive. This is the entire story out of them. philia is called in the Quran, right? It's an image that's being drawn of the predatorial animal, and the animal that hasn't been killed yet. But wish somehow that something would take this predator off of me so I can breathe. These parents were going to feel so crushed that they can't breathe because of the oppression of their child. They were going to be overcome it was going to bring them to
annihilation. This was the worst thing that's ever happened in their existence. This is what they were going to feel. But what are these claws and the pain of these claws that was going to make them feel that that was going to be the Leon and Cofer. So let's talk about that. I'll summarize what armaflex didn't have discussed here. People like Lucy like him a hula. In Rockford Mani amantha Deena Rossi has talked about this, and others, the Leon basic meaning Punjabis will had it means when you go beyond the limit. So if you stop at a red light, you're within the food when you cut the red light you did to Leon, this is why water, you know, the beach towns, for example. They have
sometimes they have retaining walls, right or on Long Island, for example, we have a lot of sandy beach, right? And that's actually meant to preserve in case the waves get too far, right. And so you have some level of protection against the waters. But sometimes the water crosses the limit. It goes past a tsunami wave comes a flood comes a hurricane come something like that, right? When that comes How does the Quran describe that in llama Bahama? Oh, Hammond, leconfield, Giardia tobiano Ma, meaning the water went over its limits. The water went beyond the shores, it came into main land, right? A flood caused a tsunami God cause that's still young. So what we're learning about the sun,
who was going to
grew up, he was going to cross limits. Now Allah didn't describe which limits he was going to cross. Now you as a parent, you can imagine there are limits of respect. There are limits within which you should use certain words. There are limits to your hands, there are limits to your feet, there are limits to your actions. There are there are physical limits, there are emotional limits, there are verbal limits, there are religious limits, right. And those limits aren't necessarily because of loss that is being used. They're not limited to the parents, like he was going to be verbally abusive to the parents, he was going to emotionally abused them, he was going to insult them and
humiliate them, maybe he was even going to beat them, keep them hostage in their own home, steal all their money, maybe he was going to do all of those things. But you know what de Leon also means that he wasn't just going to do that to them. Maybe he was actually going to go out and be a criminal also is going to rob the neighbor also, kill the uncle also. Murder others also. And appearance whenever even if a child isn't abusive to parents, I've met parents whose children are addicted to some kind of narcotic, or parents whose children had been incarcerated because they got jailed because they were in a gang or got caught robbing somebody or whatever. And those parents are
heartbroken. The kid didn't rob the parents, but the parents are still crushed with the humiliation with the with the sadness with the terror of what their son has done. And how can you hate what your child did and love your child at the same time. It's these opposing emotions inside that we're human beings that are ripping them apart from the inside. It's a miserable existence. It's a really difficult existence. A large agenda is describing an emotional hell that his parents were going through not only because he was going to abuse them, but his other crimes were also going to feel like claws sinking into their soul.
Then go for and on top of that. And Cofer has two dimensions go for actually means disbelief. It also means in gratitude. In other words, not only was he criminal in his behavior, he didn't even wasn't even enough that he was wronging humanity he decided to start becoming blasphemous disrespectful to His Messenger sallallahu Sallam or the messenger of that time disrespectful to Allah is that within I don't need God, what God schmied I don't believe in any of this stuff. You guys believe in these stories. So he would you know, like Quran describes in other places in how they lost how people are willing, that believing parents will be told by a rebellious child. When
you keep telling me about this business and old stories of prophets and nations destroyed, these are all legends get over it. You mean, this fairy tales used to work when I was six years old? I'm an adult now just struck the stuff. Parents are saying wait, no, look, I mean, parents are saying,
you know, what are you doing? Like it's hard to even translate, but believe what's wrong with you believe? And he's just like, stories, more stories. Mom, really? Please, I had enough of these. Okay. So that would be the that would be the hell that they would go through knowing that their child is embracing Cofer embracing shape on not only his actions, but inside of his heart and his beliefs is one thing you know, I've I've even met guys that that till I met one of the most amazing people I've ever met in my life. I actually talked to him on the phone. I won't tell you his name, because he'll get upset if I tell you his name. But he worked for the I won't even tell you which
cartel but he worked for a cartel.
Right. And he was actually what's the cartel? Yes, it's a very well organized, much more organized in the machine.
organization. And they they do that a lot to their own kind. Yeah.
And so, so he worked for a cartel and he was actually,
you know, he made his way pretty high up among the ranks. Right, and he eventually got arrested. And he ended up in jail and in jail, he found Islam. And not only that, he find a son, he started learning. And not only they start learning, he started teaching others in jail. Six guys that he told me about six guys, non Muslims memorize surah Yaseen,
with him in jail. And they learned the meanings of each word for word. He told me, he listened to my scene lectures and what's positive every minute, and then explained it to them in his language, and they memorize the surah with the C.
And then when they got out, they went and recited the surah to their families and all their families are Muslim now. So how
he's an incredible human being, I love him to death. I know you're embarrassed by hearing this, but I don't care. I still love you. Okay. So, the point is, people like that, right?
You know, at one point, even when he was doing bad things, he would tell me something in my heart told me this is bad.
This Is it right? I have to silence that part of me. But it was there. It was there. Even in the depths of darkness, Allah says in the shadow them yeah, Kajiura not lahmacun yada, yada yada means when the person is at the depths of darkness, they take out their hand in the middle of the bottom of the bottom of the ocean. It's almost as if they can almost not see their hand almost yet. Let me or goonyella there's no possibility for even them to see their own hand. If you can't see your own hand It represents I don't even realize the evil that I'm doing. But actually, even in the depths of darkness, somebody can see this is wrong, something in their conscience is still alive. This child
that was going to grow up, actually was able to murder his conscience.
Okay, so he was going to crush them with Dorian, because what part of you rantings the conscience? It's your emotion, some inkling of the man is inside, but with the lessay and your HIPAA hamato, Viana noir cofra. So there's no demand left, no human left hand side of him. Now there's the other side of this, which is really interesting. Because there's a duality in these words I must put can go in any direction. For grammar students, I know a geek out sometimes, you know, in mathematics, you have a dot. And you can draw an infinite number of lines going through that dot. Right. When in grammar, sometimes in sentence structure, when you see a muscle as opposed to a fill, you can pass a
file through it, I'm a fruit through it and the file can become them of rolling them through can become the file, you can draw multiple lines through it. What does that mean? In Simple English, let me tell you that.
It actually means that he was going to crush his parents to the point where they still loved him so much, that they would help him commit crimes
they would cover for him. He'd murder somebody and bury them in the backyard, the cops would show up. Where's your son, I haven't seen him for two years. He's hiding in the basement. They would lie for him. They would commit crimes or assists come out of their love. They don't want to see him caught by the authorities. They love him too much. So they're keeping his secrets for him. And eventually their hearts are becoming hard they feel bad they you know they cover for him to do is to fog because they have human right, then they do cover for him and they do is the thought. But eventually when you keep supporting someone in sin, your own heart starts getting darker and darker.
So they get accustomed to disobeying Allah, eventually leading them to cover
they will end up in Cofer and Allah love these parents that they shouldn't suffer in the sense of their dunya at the hands of their child, and Allah loved for these parents that they should not be put in a test he knows they cannot bear.
what's the what's the most unbearable test the kind of test where you will lose your eemaan?
The test in which you lose your mind there are tests. What does that mean that now you can live long enough second level PSA. People ask me all the time like, well, somebody died of cancer. Allah tested them with cancer, but they couldn't bear it. But Allah said, Now you can leave alone, Epson Llosa, the test is there not about what you can because people get tortured to death Yes or no? So lamesa
right, Khalifa, Bella Musa, he got burdened with something you couldn't bear. How do we understand that if the is not talking about what you cannot physically bear or emotionally bear, it's talking about what you cannot bear to the point where you will lose your faith with Allah. So just one powerful way of understanding that I, and that's a failure, everything else you My heart can fail, my liver can fail, my respiratory system can fail. But if my mind fails, that's the biggest fear of failure. All those other failures might even still mean success, this failure, there's nothing left. There's absolutely nothing left. And so Allah azza wa jal here, is giving us a picture of how he
saved two people from their own most beloved child, but I want you to understand the contradiction, the beauty and the terror of this contradiction. It's a terrifying actually. And what's that? What's that contradiction? On the one hand, Allah is doing them a favor, because Allah knows that a time will come, where they will wish this child never existed.
They will wish this they will, they will see the evil of it until the point where they will even lose their human he knows this already. So he planned this for them. Somebody might ask them, why did he give them a child to begin with?
If he was this bad, why was even born? Right? The answer to that did have that have the
you know answer that question? No, because how much is that a given?
Drop? The drop that he will explain to us answer some questions. Does it answer all the questions? No. And the point of this entire exercise is actually even How did I learn Islam cannot possibly have answers to all the questions to all the questions
A lot of times people have questions the ones that you can even ask how that is and they have them for their locally mom.
You have these questions we will go into why did Allah do this? Why did my mother have to die? Can you explain that to me? What does the Quran say about why my mom died? Yeah What do
we need to say you have to trust Allah everybody's time. Yeah, I know I get that I read that too. But Why though?
Why though Can you can you like give me a lot like what do you think the mom or the chef or the scholar they have like a let me open up my labor secrets book that isn't available to everybody Oh, this is why because she hates you know
you we don't have those some answers. We're not supposed to have some answers. And you know what's even cooler and powerful actually is Mousavi salon was told that by 100 Allah Salaam that the knowledge that he has the knowledge that Mousavi Salaam has now you know civil or leyenda healer it's not appropriate for him.
How there is not not supposed to know about that. How there is not supposed to know about what other is not supposed to know about halal and haram. He's not supposed to know that.
And the knowledge that he has I am the Healy Moosa and the knowledge that moose has who's not supposed to have that knowledge? moose is I'm not supposed to have it because imagine if other has knowledge, but killing is haram. Isn't he getting contradictory instructions?
Killing don't kill, don't don't kill and you have murdered all of humanity and knowledge is being pulled to kill also know, there are two different worlds a revelation, the revelation of happycar reality was something else. There's two different realities that are operating. So they are not supposed to combine. This is why much rain was so important. I talked about this before, because we met with who sees me right? And what this What does Allah say about two C's, he says monitor bahini entropy and by now
he merged two seas that clash against each other, but they have a barrier between them they can cross these two waters can never mix. The instructions from Allah to Musa and Islam and the instructions from Allah to humbler I mean, some are two completely different oceans, their drops from two different oceans, they cannot mix. They don't they don't, they're not supposed to be together, they cannot be together. So here in these IOD now, we get to this part, Musab, these parents have now been saved from this horrifying tragedy. And again, I tell you, that doesn't mean that every parent will be saved from this trial.
Why are some parents being saved from a trial? and other parents are new Hyundai Salaam was not saved from his trial?
They're not being saved from this trial. Why is the suicide and by the way, when a child dies, I told you when a child dies, does it mean now we have the reason why a child died? No, we can go and say, you know,
you'll hear Kakuma, piano cofra, you should be thinking about the janessa. You should you can do that. Because this is an isolated case scenario, individual case scenario. So we cannot generalize from it. But what we are learning from this is Allah has a unique story planned for each of us. And the same thing happening to you could be the best thing and the same thing happening to you, somebody else could be the worst thing.
Allah doesn't have to see he doesn't have the same reasons for doing the same thing.
He doesn't have the same reasons you cannot simplify the hikma of Allah and just say, I know why he did this, that or the other. Right? We cannot we can never understand that actually. And this is why fi only my read is so important. He does repeatedly whatever he intends and what he intends can only be known by him and we can only know drops from his intention when he lets us know. But Allah did this other favorite to these parents. It's really beautiful.
Not only did he take this child away, which basically being sick Think of it this way, being safe from Hell is a favorite enough. being saved from Hell is a favorite enough.
But actually this child because he was taken before he could become McAuliffe because before he could be answerable to Allah. Right. He's not old enough yet is this child and masala some correctly pointed out kind of since akia 10. Right. Epson sekiya a pure child. When it's when an innocent soldier dies, where does it go?
It goes to Jenna. Perhaps because of the emotion of his parents. And I love them. I tell them that they don't even have to see their beloved child suffer in the era
that they are this child is actually already awaiting then in Jana. You see, so there's a there's a grander plan of a lot at work that and by the way, their entire lives. These parents until the day they died, they will not know why Allah did it.
They will never know.
Even if you went and told them by the way, you guys weren't told this, but Mousavi said I was told why your child died. I can tell you, he was going to be really bad this was gonna, you think that would comfort them? No.
It can't comfort them. You could just say, why don't you just tell them, maybe there'll be at ease, they cannot be at ease. Because human beings are wired that way. We're not meant to know. They can only find that comfort when they go meet with a lion and tell them they have to learn to trust it. They have to learn to trust the Lakota. And that's the human being preserved with the full bulan additional to this, not only that Allah remove this ailment from them. So whatever trouble they're having whatever trauma they have the crying the mother had for years and years at the thought of her child being violently murdered, that the experience that she had, Allah is telling us that that
negative experience in her life that profoundly sad experience in our life is nothing compared to what you would have experienced. And this Allah knew she can bear but that she can't that she can't. And so now what is Allah do for Aradhana and human Lila? humara buma hailong Minho so we intended to replace for both of them someone better than him. Somebody better now why you and I know one child can never be the replacement of another child.
Just because you have a child another baby. The one one passed away and you have another one you say oh wait you know hamdulillah like changing batteries sometimes each other
doesn't work with
you the sadness of one child will not disappear and actually sometimes what happens is a parent has two sons one son is really but the nice bavetta wonder whatever he is. And the other son is really respectful kind to parents works hard for supports the parents financially does all this stuff right? And the rebellious child is gone doesn't call doesn't right doesn't nothing he does he doesn't I don't I hate you guys. You guys don't understand me. You know, I don't want anything to do with you. I'm an American. And it goes away. And the other child is still serving the parents and the mom is everyday. Hi, Mina Machar. Oh my God, my
my little booboo mom, he hates you. I'm the one massaging your feet.
And the son who's there serving the mother starts getting a little bit what am I not a good enough substitute.
He's the one who humiliated you insulted you abused you and you keep missing him? And I'm just here to do the groceries. You know, what's, what's my value? You know? You know why? Because in a human mind, one could be a substitute for the other. But can that be the case? No. Even when our kids are no good to us, we still have something in our hearts for them.
And it doesn't mean that a good child will be a good substitute for a bad one. But so then how is Allah saying that he was a replacement? Allah replaced him actually changed him with something that was better for their emaan not for they're not a replacement for their emotions, like, Oh my God, my childhood, but at least I have a new one.
I should be happy now. No more memories of that boy. This is way cuter. No, that's not what's being said. The pain of that child remains the loss the memory of that child remains. But then the damage that came with that child has been replaced with someone now what's the description hire a man who's a cotton that the nice is a cotton, which means better than him when it comes to purity. While all children are pure. This must be implying that even as this child gets older, he won't become corrupt. He will remain what pure? He will remain solid. And that's the word hate. I mean who's a cotton? And then he says well acaba Rockman. And he will be This is strange language actually acaba
ruffman. Because actually, most of us You don't say rock I'm here actually means Rama. Everybody here knows the word Rama, Rama or do speaking people Rama, right mercy, loving care. That's what Rama means. So welcome is actually one of the massager for it. Which means, you know, he would be closer when it comes to loving and caring, and literally translating closer when it comes to loving and caring so his new son of theirs are actually most of us You don't say this was a daughter, by the way. I bet you didn't know that. Most of us don't argue that this was a daughter. I was really cool that traditionally, the great scholars of the Quran saw this these two qualities, a child being
pure and more caring and loving, and a better blessing for the parents. They didn't see that as a son. They saw it as a as a daughter, and they gave him pages and pages of explanations of why they think it's an honor, actually. Right. That's true. Thanks.
Also more humble. They're also more humble.
So but in any In any case, Allah, that's just an opinion we don't know but as we don't know absolutely if it's a boy or a girl regardless, what I want to share with you here is the language departs from the norm. And the study of Bulava in Arabic or specifically in the Quran is every time you you expect to hear something and you hear something else instead. So here the expectation is a thought of man, Xsara Rockman more loving and caring more when it comes to loving and care, love and care. But less acaba, Rocklin closer when it comes to loving and care and this builds on the istioctl and philia. The image that was already presented, remember the image I gave you, the the
animal that's being pounced on. If a parent has a child that they never receive any mercy, from respect, from love, from care from connection from, they don't get anything from that child, then they imagine in their mind a day when their son would actually come and hug. The son would actually come into the father and kiss the father's forehead and massage his feet. And you know, apologize to him. He has this he fantasizes about a good child. But it's so it's so far fetched. And Allah azza wa jal used the word to describe this thing that would have been so far away from them, a child that shows love care connection, Allah brought that what, closer to them. So this impossibility became
possible for them. And that's captured inside the word Accra, because Caribbean buried in Arabic actually is used for highly likely or closer to possibility as opposed to impossible. Okay, so they say I do mineral carbon joke, for example, Arabic expressions, more impossible than the Falcon in the sky. What does that mean? It's, it's easier for you to do this than to jump up and grab the Falcon in the sky. So what you're asking to do is super impossible, even more impossible than a carbon job. So that's aluminum carbon job. So here I've got about Rockman, it became a reality for them, it's not no longer impossible. Conversely, suggesting that with the other child, even some one
day of love and care would have been impossible. That would have been a bad thing, it would have been an impossible thing for them, they could have never experienced it. So Allah brought that closer to them. Now let's talk about this one part. Allah is describing No, the ideal child right because this child is catered by Allah to be a blessing for believing parents. So you and I are sons and daughters. Right? So as we read this idea, we shouldn't just think about what happened in the story. We should think about how Allah in His design decision decreed that these parents should have a great son or daughter, and this is the krons description of a great son or daughter.
What is it Hiram min who's a cotton? Well acaba Rockman. In other words, you living a good life, you and I staying away from sin, you and I are attempting to remain pure in our life is actually a blessing for our parents.
Like you are not just being merciful to yourself, you are showing an act of kindness to your parents, if you are trying to live a good life as a believer, staying away from sin as a believer. And on the other hand, if you are indulged in sin and cannot get out of sin and continue to indulge in more lying more cheating, more whatever else, then not only are you hurting yourself, you should know always that you are also becoming a a torture for who, for your parents, whether they realize it or not. The other is a crowbar of man, that he's closer when it comes to showing loving care. And this is a little bit nuanced. And I'll conclude today's dose with this. You see?
No, the Quran tells us in sort of the scene, I know, our South Asians we love Sofia scene, right? It's like, we don't know any other time you might know, Jesse. So I'll tell you something about Saudi se. Well, I atolla home and Hamilton as a reata home, frequently much fun.
A miraculous sign for humanity is that we allow them to put their children on two ships that get loaded up. I want you to imagine this image I know it's off topic, but it's on topic. Just trust me.
A sign from Allah is that people get to take their children back in the day 1000s of years ago. They get to take their young men, young sons and daughters and load them onto what ships now imagine this scene a large vessel, a large ship about to take off from the docks. And the parents are saying farewell to who their young son who's on the ship. Where's he headed?
He's added to a new continent, isn't he?
He's added to a completely new land, isn't he?
So is he going to see his parents next weekend? Next month? next year. He's gone.
For a long time, maybe they'll get a letter back from him. Right? Maybe he'll come back after establishing himself in this new job. Maybe a round trip from by sea back in the day, can you imagine a round trip by sea might be a year, two years, five years, 10 years? Maybe he'll never get to come back and are both parent and child aware of this reality. They're both aware of this reality. Actually, the Quran didn't say that these people that put their children on ships, those children should be ashamed of the cells because they got on a ship, how did they leave their parents in Pakistan and go and get on a ship or a plane and go get an education actually, Allah says, this
is an idea for humanity, that Allah created a world in which the next generation has economic opportunities for which you, you might have to board on a ship.
And go distance distances away from who? Your parents, I'm not saying this a lot is that we're just saying this. But you know, what many of us are raised in a society of self guilt. So we say, Yes, I'm doing my PhD. It's on full scholarship. I'm doing it at Harvard. I'm doing it at NYU. But my parents and my parents sent me here, but I feel guilty. I should go back. Go read some truth Eocene first.
Allah azza wa jal opened this door. And guess what your parents are happy they miss you? Yes.
Obviously, they're your parents and you miss them. Yes. But this is an idea of Allah that Allah opened an opportunity. What I wanted to say here is being close emotionally, being close in your flock, being close in your care for your parents, doesn't necessarily mean you are literally with them all the time. That is impossible for everybody. It's simply not possible for everybody. There are some people who couldn't find any work in Bangladesh, couldn't find any work in Pakistan, couldn't find any work in Atlanta son couldn't find find any work in Nepal, or wherever else. And they got a job Finally, in Australia, that somebody got a job in Scotland and somebody got a job in
America somewhere else. And now they're guys riding a taxi, sending money back home. And he's sitting here crying that, you know, Allah says, You should serve your parents and I'm violating an eye of the crown. No, bro, you're not.
You're fulfilling an eye of the frog. you're earning. You took an opportunity Allah gave you to serve your parents, how would you serve your parents, they'd be starving and you'd be pressing their feet.
You have to be realistic, but aren't as realistic. So here even he says, I've got to borrow money from his bill, which actually means he was going to be closer when it comes to loving care. But the loving care we get from our children is not a constant. It's actually not a constant because eventually they they get older, and they have their own families to take care of. They have their own responsibilities to take care of. So they cannot be constantly caring for their parents, but they will do whatever they do will actually be full of.
That's what should be a reality should be the case. Right? So parents, a lot of times children can become abusive to parents and other times, unfortunately, parents can become abusive to children. They're making a daughter feel guilty because she got married and she lives in a different city. And he she they're like lecturing her about heart the middle image 40 di Hammadi Ganga, Thomas, Maliki Chiquita Tamara Lee, dropping her This is how you say Salaam to your daughter. Right? Or your your, your your son's working hard providing for his family providing for your daycare and beyond. But my boss got it. I'm like, you just gotta, you gotta just drop why unnecessary if they're, if they're
showing there should be an appreciation. Right? And so acaba Rockman, actually means from both sides, that there was a loving care and we should reinstall loving care of words between parents and children. That's what's that's something that should happen. So Allah replaced these parents with a legacy of a good child, and, and took that bat child out of the equation. It's a very difficult I have to really to internalize why Allah azza wa jal did that the only rationale He's given us is he was looking out for those two parents. Right? He was just looking out for those two parents and I don't want any of you to have nightmares. Yeah, Allah, I think I'm a good parent, does that mean
you're going to take my child away? I don't want you to have these nightmares. Because that's the kind of formula that's being given here that for every parent, that's good, there's a good likelihood Allah will save you from your child. That's not what's being said here. So please don't misconstrue it for what it's not saying milazzo doesn't give us trust in His plan, allows widow blesses with good children will allow us to help us realize that the most difficult things we are going through so long as we have human because that's the beauty the secret of this idea, so long as we have emaan then the most difficult things we are going through are actually saving us for some
time, something much more difficult, that we could never have known about. We could never have known about and whatever we're going through, it's because Allah is looking out for us. It's so hard to
Imagine a parent who's crying traumatized that their child was murdered. And at the same exact time, Allah is saying, I did this for them. The human mind cannot understand that this was done for them. But Allah's wisdom is much bigger than the human mind. So all a believer can do is trust that my thinking my feelings on my heart isn't big enough to understand Allah, Allah for me, the love of Allah is too big and my heart is too small. So it cannot contain it. So I just have to learn to accept that Allah's plan is still full of love and care. And so as I leave this, this talk, I remind you of where we started, when Allah introduced us to 100 Allah is Allah. You know what Allah said
about him as a now who met him in Indira and anomala Allah. So the easy part to remember is he knew things nobody else knew. Okay, so he knew the kid was going to grow up to be a bad kid. Nobody knows the future there can only be with him fine. But before Allah mentioned that he knew things about the future. He mentioned something else first. He said the Lord granted him a special love and care that can only come from him. In other words, everything he's doing as horrible as it looks, is still an act of loving care directly descending from Allah xojo directly descending from Allah. And this is the humility that a believer has to internalize it's easy to talk about melasma will not test our
eemaan with trials we can we cannot bear this is why we ask Allah is that within that document, Elena Aslan, como hameau de haut de novo and Kadena that hadn't been mela Takata Lana be right so we make this law to Allah azza wa jal and I pray to blesses all of us and our families and and save us from trials and whatever trials we're going through. And Laszlo did not make that an excuse for us to not have our have our eemaan strong in barakallahu li walakum Hakeem when a fanny Yahoo with it with executive summary