Surat Al Kahf – 82
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once again everybody so Malik Morocco to like kind of recap. So today inshallah talking about iron number 82, where other Salaam is going to explain his reasons for why he built that wall, and why what goes behind it. But before then, in the previous dose, I spoke about how Allah azza wa jal saved to believing parents from several calamities, not just one several calamities, he saved them from a child who was grown, who's going to grow up to be a horror for them in countless ways, and we tried to count those ways in which he was going to be a terror for them. In fact, the worst of those ways was he was going to cost them their own faith. So they were going to end up covering for their
criminal child and in the process of losing their own faith to and one of the reasons Allah allowed for that child's life to be taken sooner, was because he wanted to preserve the faith of those parents, he knew that is a trial they cannot bear. Allah has told us in the Quran that you can live for local and upstanding levels, aha, Allah does not burden any person with any burden that they cannot bear. Though that idea is about Sherry, aka Allah gave us law that we knew we could carry, it also represents a deeper wisdom. And that is, some people can handle some things, other people cannot handle the same thing. Some people can handle the heat, other people are just dying in the
heat. Some people can handle a long class, other people are in a coma in 20 minutes, they can handle a long lecture. There are different people with different thresholds and different things, these parents and some parents may not be able to cope with the loss of a child, they may never be able to cope from it. And other parents may actually have more of a threshold for that pain than other parents. Allah knows who has what strength and weakness. So our trials in life are not actually the same, because Allah did not give us the same capacity to bear certain kinds of tests. And whatever tests do come our way or within our capacity to give.
Now I did address one of the philosophical questions that is raised by this, and that is that well, sometimes there are people that are given a test that they cannot bear, for example, somebody dies of the disease, the test was a disease and they couldn't bear the disease and they died.
Somebody was given a trial. And as a result of that trial, that difficulty they were given the death sentence falsely. There was also a trial that technically they could not bear, they were killed. So how does the ISO hold that Allah does not test anyone except with what they can carry? First of all, it's referring to Allah's guidance. But second of all, by being able to carry a trial, it doesn't mean that you survive that trial. It actually means your faith survives that trial. That actually, at the end of the day, that the cliff the burden that Allah has put on you and me, even if it costs us our lives, Allah will never give you and me a trial that will cost us our faith that will cost us
our faith. And this is an important consideration because for a lot of people and some people,
a trial becomes the reason that their faith disappears. I prayed so much. I even went to ombre. I even did Hajj. I fasted so many Rama gardens, I earned halaal. I stayed away from them and look what Allah did to me.
I'm done. No more for me. What's the point? In other words, that trial becomes an excuse for them to say, this was this is not something I could have born and therefore their faith gets compromised, right? Allah saying, that's not a justification, you will never be given a trial that will justify you losing your faith.
And Allah does know that for some people, there are certain trials that they will end up losing their faith as a result, they don't have the capacity to hold on to their faith as a result of it. And Allah will not put them through that trial.
He will not give them a trial that will he knows they won't be able to handle and that's what he did for these payments. But the point that I want that I didn't illustrate yesterday that I really wanted to highlight today is I tried to say that if any of you that are
parents know this no child is ever the replacement of another child.
No child can replace another child. Even if you have a child that's rebellious, disrespectful, walks a run, you know, leaves the house, runs away from home, or moves out, doesn't call back doesn't speak with the mother and father with respect, etc, etc. And you have the other child that is an angel. He's at home, taking care of the parents, you know, providing and making sure everything's okay respectful kind, all of those things. And yet still, the mother feels the pain for the child that's rebellious. The mother, Mrs. The child that that went away, the child that's getting drunk the child that's not listening to her, you see that it's not like a parent says, Well, you know, at
least I got one one out of two is okay.
No, you don't feel like that your heart is still with the child. That's even if their heart is not with you, your heart is filled with them. Your hardest still with them for a mother and a father, right?
So Allah azza wa jal use this language that seems hard to understand. For Aradhana de la Huma Huma Rahman, who we intended to replace for them better than him. That's how it's commonly translated the idea, we intended to replace that child with someone better than him, kind of think about it from the parents point of view, these parents don't know that their child was maybe Hitler, they don't they don't know that they don't know he was going to growing up to grow up to be a terrible criminal. And all of them know none of this knowledge. All they know is that your child was brutally murdered. That's all they know. They know nothing more. And then unless plan was eventually they
will have another child. But you and I know if we were to put ourselves in those parents shoes, that even that new child is not a replacement of the one they lost. He will like this new baby, this new boy or a girl and by the way, most of us who didn't believe it was a girl. The new the new child was a girl. That's most of us whose opinion that this new child is not a replacement of the old one, the old memories are not going to disappear, the scar of the loss is not going to disappear, the trauma of it won't disappear. So why is Allah using the word if done and according to some could argue but Villa Houma, 30, to thoroughly replace to completely replace? This is actually this this wording is
really important. Sometimes Allah uses extremely specific language,
because he's pinpointing something very, very specific. And sometimes Allah uses he purposely uses broad language, because when he uses broad language, then more things are incorporated than one specific thing. So look, if the language was overly specific, let's keep it in English for now. Allah could have said and Allah replaced that child with a better child
with a better child was more pure, so a child for a child.
But I'll let him use that language. He said for Aradhana and use de la Huma for Boomer Hira Minh who's a cotton hire me there's no bar of if done, there's no bar use the Hafiz is used in the IRA. Now what does that do? It actually broadens the way we understand that I it's not a child that is being replaced with a child.
It's a situation, a circumstance that's being replaced with a situation.
So Allah is not saying one child is the replacement of another child. In fact, he's saying that the first child, the situation the child was going to create was not something those parents could have born. And not only is this child is this new child, that they've been given pure hate on me who's gotten but the situation that Allah has created as a result of that child is pure for the parents, not only is the child pure, because the capitalist has to see it in it. So it could be losing and that this grammar thing, but the point is, it could be that the child is pure, but also the situation itself is pure, it's more righteous for the parents themselves, their faith will not be
put on trial, because of the the devastation of the child. And then he said well
and that also means that he This is closer to Allah's mercy for them. So not only will this child be more, you know better at keeping family ties and relations and honoring the womb, acaba Rama and we be loving and caring which has meaning the meaning of Rama inside the word Rama, but also that the mercy of Allah, Allah is no closer to those parents than ever before. Like Allah has shown them more Rockman now than ever before. This is similar to the Aya in the hammock Allah here buddy one minute, Allah Allah is loving care is closer certainly it's close to those who excel. So Allah has actually
really given them this this it's a we shouldn't think of it as I started by saying, you and I no no child will replace another child. And that's not actually only what allies saying allies saying allies replace their circumstance with a better circumstance. So now he comes to the third explanation. They came to a talent to recap is they came to a town where nobody showed them hospitality some important things that you should keep in mind. In order to understand this idea better some quick review is beneficial. Well, Sally said I'm in Havana in a salon they end up in this town. And the first thing Allah tells us this is Tama how they sought to get food from its
people. What that also means is that they didn't just go to one place they went to multiple people looking for where they can buy food, where they can get food within get somebody to cook for them someplace right? Now, the the answer to that would have been the straightforward answer to that would have been phenomenal. In Walmart. They didn't feed them. They, they asked for food, they tried to get food and they wouldn't get fed. That would have been the answer. But Allah says a bow and EULA yufu Ma, the language changes. They refused to show them any hospitality.
So you see, food is a part of hospitality.
But there's a lot more that goes into hospitality than just food, isn't it. There's also a smile, there's also opening the door. There's also kind words, there's also the tone of language. There's also body language, there's also physical gestures. There's also intimidate, you know, intimidate making someone feel welcome and making someone feel unwelcome. You don't even have to raise your voice you can your face can make someone feel Get out of my face. You could you could tell someone to get lost without saying the word. Right? You can be in a neighborhood and feel calm. And you can go through one street and say, I'm going to walk a little faster here. You know, and you know what
I'm talking over in New York, we turn plenty of those corners where you know, we got to grab a little faster, right, where the two seconds stop at the stop sign is not going to be two seconds. Because you know, this is not a hospitable situation. So when he when Allah says about when you lay your food, they refuse to show them any hospitality. They were very hostile people overall, not just about foods, they're just hostile. They were just aggressive people.
And so then after this has to be kept in mind that they were extremely ruthless, uncaring, rude, you know, aggressive kinds of people. Right. And with that mentality, this this is what they're experiencing. This is the vibe they're getting from that town. And they end up at a wall in the middle of town or some or some massive structure that is on the verge of collapse this wall. Allah describes with these data you need to onion top bar, it wants to collapse, and COVID on a set. Um, you know, according to the seer narrations, actually he collapses the wall and rebuilds it. He didn't just fix it, he allowed it to he actually demolishes it and reconstruct the whole thing a new
so it's quite a bit of work. You have to understand. And I'm I was involved. I'm still involved, actually with construction work on my campus. So I know how many how many breaks construction guys take for food.
It's actually most of them were a seven and a half out of eight hours of their work is
you know, coffee break? Yeah. So. So here you have two people that came into town hungry. They're already hungry. They're already looking for lunch break. And without having any food. Now there is this entire entire construction project, which is not a 20 minute job, you understand.
So he's doing this entire job, but they don't get compensated they're about to leave. And of course, the scientists didn't ask the question, but make the comment, which was the last thing that happened right? Why they you could have just been compensated for that low shuts down.
Now the explanation for unmelted
as for the wall for Canada hola mania te mania in Medina. It
was actually for two orphan boys to orphan young, young children. But Willem is actually you know, Pablo maraca, they say 14 eight years. Right. So they're preteens you can say they're eight years old. 10 years old, young kids but to two orphans that were in the city finned Medina. It is also really interesting comment because previously Allah called it up Korea. Right. He called it up Korea. So he says that
so Korea means town. they translate that in the English translations of the Quran as a town or a village. But now he's saying you would Armenia t maney Phil Medina t they were two orphan boys in the city. They were in the city and the word Medina the
The route letters actually suggests civilization, which is a subtle way of the Quran commenting on something, a place could be advanced in its technology, not like a village, the architecture could be very superior to what you find in third world countries, the highways could be extremely magnificent and impressive. You know, the infrastructure, the electrical grid, the you know, the the the services, all of them are first world top of the line, but the people are ruthless. The people are ruthless. So the buildings look beautiful, but the humanity is ugly. You see that? So this contradiction being described, they're living in a city and a city is associated actually with
civilization with educated people with advancement and development. That's where the word Medina gets used. And here you have this comment from Allah that yes, they were in a city but the people weren't very kindly, merciful. Right? And so here you have Alonzo just saying this was for two orphan boys in this city. And then Allah says, what kind of a boom on Sunday, okay, so he says, I'm going to the alpha Caligula mania to intimating Medina video work.
And underneath it, meaning underneath the wall, there was a treasure for them, a treasure for them. Now that treasure could be money, it could be gold, it could be minerals, it could be diamonds at something buried underneath that wall. It's deep down inside.
And it's meant for them. lahoma means it doesn't necessarily belong to them, but it's meant for them. And this is also interesting language, which means it's for you, but not yet. Right? It's for you, but not yet. And now Allah is telling us this, there's a treasure there it is meant for them, but he still doesn't tell us where it came from. We don't know where this these assets came from or what they really are. But Allah will give us a clue. He says what kinda Abou marsali Han, and their father used to be righteous. Their father used to be a good man. So they're orphan, obviously their father has passed away. Now let's say their father is righteous. It's interesting what you find them
on the Sahaba and the 17. And the early commentators on the side, you know what they say? They said, This father isn't their biological father. This is their seven generations above great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather.
But it wasn't even their dad, it was their great grandfather used to be a good man.
And Allah is rewarding that good man for the good that he did in his life. seven generations later, Allah knew that some of his children will end up being orphans, and He will bless them.
And that you know, what that also tells you Allah never says in these IR that the treasure belong to the Father.
He never said that. He simply said their father was a good man. And there was a treasure under the wall, not the father's money. And because if it was the Father's will assume fellow to another dilemma, if it's the father's money, he should be giving it in, in meat off in inheritance to his sons and his daughters. And then the the inheritance gets passed down. How can it skip seven generations? And then these two boys get it?
Right. So actually, that's not even what it seems to be the case if even if he's not their physical, or even if it's the intermediate gun or not. That's not even the point. The actual point is, it's not necessary that the money that was underneath or the treasure, the diamonds, the gold, whatever it was, that was underneath those minerals that were underneath. Were actually the property of the following. It was something you know, we have in some states, I don't know if we have that in New York. I know we haven't in Texas, we have Finders keepers law,
Finders keepers laws where I've come from, we have all kinds of fun laws, we have stand your ground laws to you know what that means. If somebody's standing on my front porch, or if I'm standing on somebody's front porch, they can say March get my gun,
I guess shoot you in the face and says, I stood my ground standing on my property. So that's not murder. That's just standard ground.
Though, it's a different world. When I left when I left New York and moved to Texas, they go you go to some stores outside, they got a picture of a gun and it says we don't call the cops.
This is that's just how it is.
But the point I'm making is, you know, Finders keepers means unless it's registered, right? If you found like, you know, money buried in your backyard from a bank robbery in the 20s or something, then technically you get to keep it. It's yours. You don't have to report it or not. It's Finders keepers. If you saw you found a bunch of diamonds or whatever. We're not saying oh, I found a car and have a key inside so I you know, not like that, because that's a registered piece of property but I'm talking about unregistered property right. So
Maybe that this is the way this guns came from. It could be natural resources, it could be some bank heist, that the guys varied here and they're gone. And Allah cleansed it through the dirt, oil. And now it's meant for these kids. But the idea here is really powerful that some time back for no good deed of these kids, these kids are just kids.
But they're being given something in this life. They're being helped out by Allah with this in this life, because of the goodness of who?
Their father, maybe even a father they never met.
Maybe a father who never even knew that.
Maybe a father who never even knew them. Can you imagine that some persons back then did something, and the goodness is being you know, we think about,
especially those of you that 100 successful businesses, or you're doing well in your career, you're doing well financially, then you start getting buzzards around you, they're called financial managers, right, there's, hey, do you want to do some estate planning? Would you like to write your wills and wealth management? You know, how do you want to pass on your wealth to your future generations and you want to have this plan for succession planning, right? For where the property is going to go and all of that stuff. Look at Allah's design, he gives us a glimpse into his design for how he even not only looks out for the beam of future generations, because in the previous ion, what
did he protect, he pretended the Dean of those two parents, but in this incident, he's actually not only protecting protecting the deen of these two kids, he's protecting their dunya he's giving them a way of surviving in this world with monies with wealth that is meant for them because of the good deeds of their father long ago.
So Allah is not only looking out for my spiritual good, and he means no good and you know this dunya is a curse some people get more Islamic than Islam and this dunya is a curse all of its blessings are just picked nine. The only blessings are in the engine that really good why would Allah give these children Jelena? Why is he giving them a consent this dunya because this is also this is also a gift from Allah, there's also something to take advantage of, and to be grateful for and it was meant for them and it was a reward. It was a spiritual reward. The reward of something spiritual of a father being good, can be something material to it can be something material to this is actually
the vastness of mercy that's being shown in this.
So he says, What can abou Masami Han and their father used to be a good man for a book on young Noah. So their master intended that both of these children should reach mature age, nobody should dama or should this actually used for some Siddha means toughness, they reach the mature age in which they are their minds, their bodies have reached full strength. This is basically they become men. So and this is the age in which from an Islamic law point of view and put on chronic law point of view also, when a young man is responsible fully for his or her his actions, but but I should double right, then the prayers are mandatory on you, and how just mandatory on you and fasting is
mandatory on you, and the total modifier on you, meaning you cannot do things that are wrong and you're held fully accountable for what you did you know how we in the court system in the secular court system, you have like juvenile courts, right? You have adult courts, and you have juvenile courts? Well, one, in Shetty, I'm in Revelation given to the resource is when a young man reaches this age beyond puberty, then he's considered a man. So there's no in between child and juvenile and then man, there's either child, and then man. Those are the two categories. And this actually impacts the way in which we raise our sons in particular, because then we raise them to be men, the
moment they become teenagers and give them responsibilities, like a man would be given. And we don't say, Oh, he's just 17 He's just a kid. No, he's just a kid because you're treating him like a kid. And you know what? It's it's even gone far beyond that. Now you have 30 year olds that that is just a kid let me just 30 years.
So met the threshold for manhood. The guy's got gray hair, but he's just a kid now still, right. So the threshold has changed. But the idea in our Deen is very powerful. We're supposed to raise children to prepare them for manhood. And it's not just something in Islam. It's actually something in the fibula. If you study the sociology and the anthropology of many cultures around the world, there were celebrations of young men coming into manhood, and there were rituals around it, and then responsibilities were given to them. This is a traditional across many cultures in the world. And the Quran actually endorses this kind of thinking, this kind of like sense of responsibility for
People. But anyway, Allah intended that these two boys should become older men. Now this needs to be said, How did an Instagram is building a wall? He does not control the future. There's no way for him to know that these orphan boys By the way, are they living in a nice town where people are kind, I already set the stage for you, these people lose their temper even over the question of asking for food. So you can imagine that stray dogs have a better chance of surviving in a town like that than to orphan boys. The chance of those two kids getting run over getting taken advantage of even getting killed is very high. And there's no way other on esalaam can know this except because Allah
has told him Allah intends that somehow these two boys are going to survive their orphan years and reach manhood, they're going to get to that point where suffrage, Arkansas Houma, and that when they reach that point, they are going to be the ones that will try to extract and at that point, they will make an attempt to extract their treasure. Now, in the beginning, we saw Kansan lahoma, that kind of attacked the hokanson lahoma. So there was a there's a separation between guns and ammo, those alarm in between is not loving me, it's not realistic. Right doesn't mean this, this was meant for them. Remember, I told you there's a treasure meant for them. But now he doesn't say they will
get the treasure that was meant for them. This time, he says they will then attempt to extract their treasure.
So the language changes. This is a directory called any law. So directly law final. Why? Because this is this is again, really beautiful language in the Quran. Allah is telling us that those boys if they if they had access to that treasure too early, imagine because their orphan years would have been easier, right? Because they have money. They don't have to live like, you know, kids that are running around on the street looking for scraps to eat, and barely survive, they could have had an easier life, you can imagine in that society, orphans are not going to be shown mercy. If two people asking for food won't be shown mercy, which has two orphans. So why not Allah? Why didn't just Allah
tell them? Hey, by the way, just grab the treasures for you. Your dad was a good man here how they could just dig it out and give it to them? No, because they're in the kind of talent, where if you see two kids, two helpless, defenseless kids with a lot of money, what's very likely?
What's very likely, what do you if you if you have an expensive watch, and you're walking through a shady neighborhood,
you know, you're going to take it off, right? If you know what's good for you, you're going to take it off, put it away, and you're going to walk fast. Isn't that what you're gonna do?
If you're dressed up looking like you're dressed up, and you're going to a rough part of town, you know, you better like take your tie off and look a little beat up a little bit. Because you want to know you don't look too nice. And sometimes
you're just asking for it, you understand?
There's a reason we don't let our kids go out in the middle of the night.
Right? There's a reason you were taught even as a child, if your dad gives you when you put it in your pocket, put in your pocket and walk around with it in your hands. You don't do that. You don't know where the left hook is gonna come from, you know? So if these kids acquire these diamonds, this gold, and they're just happy playing with it. Next thing you know,
those, those kinds of people, the ones that were so selfish and self centered ingredient ruthless. Who's to know somebody is gonna find two bodies of a couple of boys. And nobody knows. Nobody cares, because they're orphans. So nobody's filing a report, because it's not any parents that want to start a murder investigation. No government cares, right? So they're just, you know, no questions asked. And that money disappears. Allah knew that it's meant for them, but it is not theirs yet, because they don't have the power to grab it. They don't have the power to defend it. So he allowed them to reach an age where they could be strong enough to get ahold of it. And then they would
attempt to take it out with
him amfa codina raazi in history I've seen dove into another problem. He said, how will they know? How will they know that the treasure is because the iron doesn't tell us the IRS and say that other than one of these boys. It says boys, listen, when you turn 18 started digging. We don't we don't know this. So do these kids know that there's a treasure waiting for them? Or is there something else? Allah deliberately did not tell us and this is one of the most important parts of learning this these stories, this particular story of three stops in Fukuoka, Allah deliberately, you know, classifies certain information. That's how I like to put it. He's not going to tell us how they will
come to know. He's not going to say what divine plan he has, that somehow they will end up digging.
Exactly where they're supposed to dig, whether it's something pre emptive, they already know or they were the ended up noticing that the wall is collapsing again in 1015 years. And they because of the good soul that they have decided to start digging and fixing it up again. And as they're fixing it, oh, Finders keepers law, we don't know. But we do know that they will make an attempt to do so. Right. And this is actually kind of beautiful, because Allah is telling us, you know, the Christian say this thing, they say the Lord works in mysterious ways. Right, we've got a story about that. This is actually what this is, Allah works in mysterious ways, he doesn't have to tell you exactly
how it's gonna play out. He won't tell you though, he intends these boys will get to old age. And by the way, to me, the fact that these boys will reach older ages even more miraculous than them finding the treasure, because in that society, you know, in those kinds of societies in the world, children of that age that are orphan have a high mortality rate. That's the reality of the world today, where you have cities where there's ruthlessness, where there's public structures that are not being taken care of like a wall that was not being taken care of, and you have a higher degree of poverty, and you have children that are in large numbers, you know, orphaned or homeless, then
they are put to crime, they are put to make turned into pedalers, they're abused, and many of them, countless numbers of them are killed. That's the reality of them. But Allah intended that these two somehow will survive the slums, they'll survive that hard life. And he and if you can make a plan for that, and you can certainly make a plan for them to find what is meant for them. It's also a beautiful way of you and I learning that what is meant for you through the most impossible odds will come here, you will get to it, you will arrive at it. Not not a second before, not a day before, not a time before you're supposed to arrive at it. Sometimes you come into a blessing like a job, you're
like, why didn't I just apply for this job sooner?
Or some of you get married? You say, why didn't we meet each other 10 years ago,
would have been so much easier? Why didn't I have this 10, five years ago, this would have been so much better last year, there's so many blessings that come your way and you're like, Man, this is so great, I wasted so much time
is that thought coming people's? What is Allah teaching us in these ions? He's telling us, there are so many things that are meant for you, but they will not be yours until the time comes. So the time in which it came was the time it was meant to come, it's supposed to come at that time. And that is a plan from a love for you. And you don't have to look at this. Sometimes, you know, people, we have this tendency, human beings have this tendency, we can look at something from the lens of gratitude, or that same thing from the lens of ingratitude. Some of you can give somebody their favorite food, and they can say, you know, there were so many years I couldn't even eat this
or didn't couldn't even afford it.
Just be thankful what you have now instead of reminiscing,
you know, so many years, now you have to relive your sadness, because there's a pizza slice in front of you. You don't, you don't have to turn a positive into a word into a negative but human tendency, what is it? Even when we have a positive, we want to turn it into a negative. These kids can run into the treasure when they're 1819 years old. And they both said, why didn't we do this before? Remember how much we got how much we were starving when we were 10? If we have this done, oh my god, instead of being happy and what Allah just gave you, you're angry. Why didn't the FedEx Delivery come sooner? Why is the delivery late? Why did we come on my schedule? Right? Because you know what
human beings do they think human beings think that what they if they can guess the good thing, the thing they want, if they can come to them sooner, it would be better for them. And a human being you and I don't realize when we think like that. We're forgetting that the one who decided that this should come later. Not sooner, is Allah and we forget that Allah is looking out for me better than I can look out for myself.
While you were in South over shoveling Dora, who behaved well, kinda in Santa Judah. The human being is begging for some harm to come his way. But his dog for that harm. Sounds like he's asking for something good. And then Allah says and the human being has always been in a crazy rush. Now June lobola, extremely in a rush. You're in so much of a hurry to get your problem solved. And you're asking Allah Just give me this one thing this one thing Allah knows if he gives you this one thing now Your life will be destroyed. If these kids got that treasure too soon, they would have been murdered. Imagine.
Imagine and it could be Allah when can you make us
Please, I would just read I would love some diamonds and diamonds are coming just wait eight more years.
Why couldn't you give it sooner because it's part of a less plan. And so what I'm gonna say here yesterday john Kansa Houma today will try and extract their treasure the treasure that was meant for them and so beautifully that this has said he says Rama
and Rama you here you can look at it from a fruit level, let's call him a fruit level in Arabic. What that means is when in the IRA, Allah is giving us the reason.
All of this was done because of a Rama. Rama means an act of loving care. This was done out of love and care from Europe.
This was done out of love and care from your own love and care for who love and care for those children. love and care for that Father that used to be good.
That used to be good. Now imagine you and I think when we die one day, well, I'm not gonna care about what's happening. You know, some of you guys, are you gonna remember me after you die? No. Angels asking me about my deeds and your milk ever yummy food, but he will only he will be the day on which a man will run away from his brother, the mother and his father, his wife and his guys, like I'm already running away from my wife. So that's easy. Practice. But
you know, so the idea is, no, no. And once I die here, I have no concern about whether you live or you star with this happened. Because I have bigger problems. But you know what? We are human. We do worry. If you're the only provider for your family, you do worry if something happened to you what would happen to your kids, even though Allah is the provider? And what is Allah xojo giving us in this is a small hinge. For those that do good that perhaps Allah means even if your children or your future generations might go through a trial, for some level provide it is because of the good you lived.
So maybe as a parent, that the fact that you try to live a good life might end up bringing ease into the lives of your children generations later.
And you you don't even know that you're actually securing This Is this what you call life insurance. Right? This is this generation planning that we live a good life and we're actually bringing not we're not just hoping for the Dean of our future generations, but their dunya becomes better because of the kinds of lives we live. Because the only reason Allah gave here is what kinda Whoo hoo masala. And their father used to be a good man
is another thing in these islands. Two incidents one incident, the child was murdered, and Allah said, I allowed that child to die, because I was looking out for the parents kinda about welcome meaning in the previous story. So who was he looking out for the parents? And in this story, these kids are going to benefit but why are they going to benefit because their father either immediate or generations back? Their father was a good man. In both cases, Allah is doing something to benefit who the parents is benefiting the parents. And he's actually highlighting something that Allah azza wa jal really looks highly looks highly upon parents, especially parents that are trying to leave
lead a good life. parents that are holding on to their faith. It's also really interesting. You've heard the phrase right, and maybe no, oh, no, well, I'm eurosonic but you've heard this many times, email and good deeds emaan and good deeds, they get coupled together and look around, right? Look at the beauty of these. The first incident the parents were described for Ghana, Ebola, whoa, me name, email. Those two parents had Ebola and the next story Allah says what kinda abou Houma sloty hen eema armelle sonica so it's kind of this this idea that parents you know, elite heads of family that live a life of faith and do good that they are doing the best thing they possibly can for their
children. This is another powerful lesson because sometimes when you as a father try to live a good life, your cousins your uncle's your brother's Your friends will tell you bro, you can make so much more money. Yeah, it's hard, but it's not around with a capital H. It's hard on with a lowercase H
is not that bad. Look, think about your kids. They got to go to college. CUNY is getting expensive. You know, don't you want to send them to a private school? How are you going to afford their education? Yes, hold on. But you know, everybody knows. Allah understand. compromise your thing just a little bit. Think about the future of your children. So we all have a man. We don't have to all have our mouth. Sally. Ha. You know, you have you know, is enough for me to say how there's too much. It's okay. Just keep that for Ramadan. You'll be fine.
What is the Lord telling us about it?
People often compromise their principles because they're looking out for their kids. In number one why lucuma loco fitna your money and your children are a great trial for you.
And what Allah azza wa jal is telling us in these IOD is actually holding on to our faith and holding on to good be good deeds, staying good. staying away from bad is actually one of the ways we can secure risk for our children in ways even they couldn't have imagined. In high school, I am from where you couldn't even imagine. Right? And that's for the person who has stuck, why and this is, it's so beautiful that here you are doing good deeds, and you're not just benefiting yourself, you're benefiting others that are coming. others that are coming. So Pamela, you don't even know I don't even know that the good that came my way. The educational opportunity that came my way. Right?
The friends that I met the teachers that I met the business chances that I had all of those things, maybe they were the result of some great, great, great grandfather of mine, who did something good back then. And Allah wrote as a result of his good deeds, that seven, eight generations later, somebody will bear its fruit. I don't know that. But it's a beautiful thought, isn't it? It's a really beautiful thought that one day, we're going to meet those people in our ancestry. And then we're going to see what they did, that Allah blessed us with in this life.
It's a beautiful, beautiful thing. And so in this IR, we're actually learning this generational connection. It's the opposite of what Allah describes also in the crime, there are people that are going to be in hellfire.
And the Hellfire is going to be stuffed may Allah put us into Hellfire, it's going to be stuffed with people, there's no room, and the next the next generation is about to come in
the next generation after them and their life.
These are the people that misled us, because the next generation is blaming the previous generation, and they're all cursing each other. So they're a source of each other's curse. And here you have it, this idea and these children that are actually each other's blessings, and their parent, the parents that are children's blessings down the road, and we pray the Lord so that gives us that in our in our lives. So he says,
as a mercy as an act of loving care from us. Now we also learn that the law of Allah does not work on our calendar, nor on our schedule, nor can it be directed in the direction that we want.
Allah can decide when and how to how to deliver his LACMA.
And even though these young men, you know, these young boys received worldly goods eventually, that doesn't mean they had an easy life does it?
They weren't they were orphans in a tough town, that automatically means they had a tough life, necessarily, that implies they had a tough life. In other words, Allah does not give you a life only full of blessings. Life for a believer and life for human beings is meant to be a mix of lessons and trials and lessons and trials and blessings and trials. The only time we'll have a life where there's not going to be any trials is in the era, after the ultimate trial is done, then we get a life without any difficulties. But even these children that are going to receive a treasure have to live a life of of your Dharma, right? They have to they have to be orphans. First. They have to live
a tough life first, and then eventually Alo opened the doors for them. And at the end of all of that, he says, Why am I allowed to who an MD By the way, one of the extrapolations. Interesting that Ron, I wanted to help you see the logic of the Quran here, short surah many of you might know all right, and as you can see, we'll be doing for that he can do and your team. Well, I hope boy, Allah common miskeen. So an interesting language, he says, Have you seen the one who lies against the religion? Then how is the law against the religion, he pushes the orphan and doesn't encourage feeding those who need it?
So two things are mentioned he pushes the orphan and doesn't encourage feeding. Right? And in this story, what two things do you see? First of all, they didn't encourage what feeding. And then there's a fear that they're going to push those orphans around. Even though it didn't have to be said that they're going to push the orphans around. Allah has already shown us a mentality about a certain kind of people in society that are ruthless all around. And if they can find a victim and take their take their assets without any consequence, they would do it. If they could get away with it, they would do it. And so a lot of that was in highlights that kind of thinking and here we're
supposed to connect those dots ourselves. What kind of boom bah bah bah, blah, blah wash. Well, yes, that's pretty Jacqueline's humor or not, I'm not a big as a mercy as an act of loving care from your master will not fall into one
And I didn't do that I didn't do it on my own decision making.
This wasn't my mission hugger. I said, I'm just telling musos and coolmath and to whomever and to everything that I had done, I didn't do on my own. All of this was instructed by Allah. And you know, this is so remarkable because when we start the story when he first met coven,
Allah said two things about Hubbard. When we first met him, he said Athena who met him in India, we gave him our hammer. Allah has given her a Rama that comes from him. Now we're ending the story and he says, you know, they were to extract this treasure rock bottom rabbit. This was all done as from Europe and the rock bottom level, we can actually go back to all three incidents The ship was damaged rock bottom metal rhombic, the child was killed.
Then now the wall was built like that and
and then fight so that's its corresponding with Athena hora, mataman andina in the beginning, we gave him a hammer. But then Allah said a second thing in the beginning, he said, Well, I didn't know that we gave him from our special vaults, some special kind of knowledge, clearly have that. I mean, salaam has knowledge that Mussa Islam does not have, including knowledge of the future. For one thing, he knows for a fact that these boys are going to grow old, and they're going to be digging up this treasure. Nobody can make that projection that can only come from Allah, there's no way for you to know that this case will survive even the next day or next year. I can't say about myself how old
I'm going to be
not enough soon be a year or two into moods. No person knows what land they're going to die in, where they're going to die, how they're going to die when they're going to die. And yet suddenly speaking with such guarantee that he's going to have, you know, these kids are going to grow up to be this, that's, that can only come from Revelation. Right? So he says, Well, now if I was to who I'm sorry, I didn't take this action on my own accord. In other words, I only took this action because of the knowledge Allah has given me. The knowledge alive, given, if you combine these two things, you learn yet another lesson, you and I can never take the kinds of actions that Hubbard
alehissalaam took, because we don't have that special vault of knowledge from Allah. You and I cannot say I did this, I heard this person because 10 years from now, you'll thank me for it.
You and I can't think that way, because we have not been given that access, we can only act in accordance with the revelation given to us through our messenger sallallahu Hatim So, the only reason he acted in the way that he did is because Allah had given him the kind of knowledge even without any sound didn't have. That's why Musa Elisa himself found it shocking.
What this also means that for for you, and I is we cannot have projection based thinking. Let me just tell you in a couple of minutes what that means projection based thinking, you know, sometimes and I mentioned this in an earlier lecture to some nations go to war and say, yeah, there's going to be about maybe half a million civilian casualties. But we predict that in about 10 years, their economy is going to be doing a lot better.
Right. And they make these projections, there's the strategic economic political projections. And based on those projections, they justify mass murder. Because in the long term, we're looking out for the better of these, this nation. This is our projection, we see how those projections work out, don't we? No human being can tell the future and you cannot based on your predictions of the future, commit crimes to the or take any actions today, as if you have guarantees of what is going to happen with the domino effect of events. You can but Allah has knowledge of that. So he can allow something to happen now, knowing the domino effects he's not he's not projecting them. He's not estimating
them. He's not saying there's a 90% chance this will happen. He is given this knowledge with 100% guarantee he's speaking about the future the way we speak about the past. So it's a completely different ballgame and that's why we can't do that. That's why we're not allowed to do that we cannot base our actions on something that might happen in the future or might not happen in the future. We have to base our actions on concrete right and wrong in the immediate lasting
the allocator Lido Milan pasta AlLahi sobre that is the interpretation that we means the you know the as far back as I can take you as far back as I can take your data from from from oh well actually means it doesn't just mean succeed or to say to explain it actually means let me take you behind the scenes to the original reason. And as I was explained in previous lectures, how did I know he said I'm can only take you as far back as Allah has given him. But behind that there may even be far more reasons that even hazard Allah is doesn't know
But as far as I can take you, this is what I got. These are the answers that he got that really Marlin foster AlLahi sobre these are the interpretations of what you could not possibly even have the capability of patience with. Forget Danica we do Milan Kazmir IE Nakata on Milan hospital and he didn't say this is these are the things you couldn't bear. That would be a bad translation. By the way. These are the things this is the interpretation of what you couldn't bear.
That's not what's being said the Arabic for that would have been not Milan possible.
Here, this is Marlon, the spotter and he Sabra what you couldn't possibly even be capable of bearing.
So he's not telling lusardi salaam you're not patient. He's telling you Saudis. You were never given the ability of patients over such things. You're not you don't have that in you. You have amazing ability of sublett over other things. In fact, masani said I was going to give the hookah
you know about sugar, and about Southern and in the Quran, he is going to have summer over if Iran and keep repeating that. He has some over bunny side he has amazing summer. But all of that summer is designed for a certain kind of situation. But the kinds of things he had to experience with this teacher, he wasn't given human beings were not given the capability to have sub over these things. If we saw these things happening, if we were with Khalid and saw these things happening, we wouldn't bear it either. Human beings are not given that capability. That is not because they don't have enough faith, because Allah did not make us capable. And that's why he didn't just say learn
possible Maya. He said them to Scotty Amaya, Sabra you can even you're not capable of patience with me. You don't have that ability alive by giving you that ability. And Allah actually revealed 200 on a Salaam that Moosa has does not possess the cake this capability This is part of the future that have been a new because you can't tell somebody guaranteed by the way I guarantee you don't have the patience to deal with me. You can I can prove you wrong, I can change but he was given the knowledge of the he was told that musala said I'm gonna have something or won't have the the ability, some subtle nuance and we'll conclude in Arabic When you say you won't be capable you say learn or will
you weren't capable you say let me stop there does start there. But the Arabic here is delicate that we do Milan there are there are several others that are missing is that are taken out as called hospita from from the DRM pattern, right? what actually is the file pattern? So what is that missing? Do first of all in sulphide morphology in Arabic it is allowed so if you say it's the law, or you say a spa, they're both correct. They're both actually good Arabic but how come multiple times in the surah something will never be who can be really Marlon cars Tata to does the stop there. And he Sala da, but this time, they're only getting really mad and upset, are they he sobre
that one of the times is missing. Now it's very easy. It's not complicated. Even if you don't know any Arabic Just listen to me. And you'll understand the salt there. They'll stare I'll say two words number one is just not there. Number two is Dustin. Which one was faster to say number one or number two?
Number two I'll do that again. They'll stop there. They'll stare which one's faster? Second one he's ending his conversation there's no more to say there's no more to discuss and the conversation is so final there's no more to discuss after that that he won't even give him the we're just pathetic the long version no we're done by
so the FDA is really fed up I ain't even got time for a doll with you.
are done. My job with you is finished. Allah has instructed me to explain to you what happened in his brief language as possible. I have done my job. And now Allah is instruction to me is to part ways from you. You know why? Because I bet any human being including Mousavi So now, if he was in that company, he would have some follow up questions. That was a great lecture. Thank you. You explained the shift you explained the child you explained you know the the wall but I have a couple of questions. Can I ask some follow up questions? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, there's no there's no QA session are done. Then you cannot really say Allah His cetera and there's an immediate parting
that he leaves this company. So problem. So with this, we are at the at the tail end of this remarkable story of wholesaling hub that is that I would encourage all of you to
Try to go through it in some detail because this whole story is really unique. It's very different from other stories in the bond. And especially for university students, college students, high school students, when you're exposed to different philosophies and different ideas, this, this story particularly deals with a lot of philosophical crises. You know, atheists, for example, lean heavily on why if there is a God, why are bad things happening? Right, that's their fundamental lien. Like, that's, that's what they lean on when they describe their worldview of where it was your God, when the Holocaust happened, where was your God, when COVID was spreading? There was your God when this
happened? And that happened, etc. And God is so good, why is he doing this, this, this and this, and why there's so much purposelessness. And actually, this is one of those places where, because Allah will not tell us why he does something typically. Right? He won't tell us why he does something he if a family member of yours passed away, May Allah forgive them. Allah will not reveal to you why exactly they passed away. Why now? Why not before? You know, because the heart says, I need to know why. Why did the child Why Why did this child have to die? Why did my mom have to die? Why didn't my brother have to die? Why did this happen after that? Why did that have to happen? We need the answer
to the why. And when we don't get the answer to the why if some people feel that that trial, and they say there is no answer, that means there is no God. Because I don't see any wisdom in why that happened. Which means there is no wisdom, which means there is no all lies one deciding this. So it's a domino effect leading towards cofa. You see that? So this this story is really important to undo that damage to actually understand why sometimes unthinkable things happen, and how things there is a lie. And we will never know the full answer. But in this book, the entire point of this these three incidents was it's as if we have the same world I see you You see me right now, right?
But we also believe there are angels on our shoulders. We also believe that the gathering of people that are studying up on angels are surrounding them, right? Allah also tells us there are devils around us shall themed around us in the home yellow coming home, no doubt about it. These devils are watching you for where you can't see them. That's a guarantee from Allah. So they're actually around, the angels are around the devils are around, right? We can't see them because it's all in the unseen. Now there's a I want you to imagine it's like there's a curtain on your eyes, a veil. And because of that veil, you can only see the physical world. The physical, you cannot see the
spiritual world. You can't see it. When a person dies go who is leaving their body Yes or no? The who has leaving their body. But we can see it leaving because we have a wide. We have a veil and Advil only allows us to see the physical world.
But then in this story, what did Allah do for Busan is he lifted the veil behind these incidents just a little bit. It's like lifting the curtain behind the scenes behind the scenes of a ship getting wrecked behind the scenes of avoid getting killed behind the scenes of a wall getting built the curtain that human beings cannot lift on their own. And you know what happens on judgment day right? When we rise again on judgment day. *a Schaffner Anka aka for boss Oracle Yamaha did we have lifted your veil and your vision is Mattel you know, iron clad now, you can see crystal clear now. Because when when that veil is lifted, then we're going to actually see the unseen reality.
Right now. It's called the unseen because we have that veil, right? And so the purpose of this surah is to actually tell us there's a reason Allah doesn't tell you about the unseen well knock on Allahu nutria come Allah, Avi, Allah, it's not becoming of Allah and Allah wouldn't be one to inform you of all his reasonings in the unseen. Allah doesn't owe you an explanation. You don't have the you don't have access to that knowledge. And as I said multiple times in this series hugger Allah His salon, even his knowledge is just a drop. It's just a drop from the actual reasonings in the unseen, as illustrated by the headache that surrounds this incident. So I pray you benefited from today's
discussion, and I'll stop my broadcast now. But I'll open it up to any questions you folks might have before I conclude, Mark. Hello, and welcome. Again, when a family we're here coming at you with some really cool