Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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I'm about, I'd like to start with a bit of an admission today.
There are certain suppositions that I am more convinced of than art, you know, there's difference of opinion among some scholarship on certain issues, and I lean in one direction more than the other. And I'll make that clear as I go. So that's part of the transparency that I try to make public to all of you in that I'm not presenting one view, as opposed to all the other views being incorrect. But I do do I do like to let you know that if there is a particular view that I find more convincing.
And there are other views out there, and of course, anybody's entitled to look at all of the evidences in front of them and find their own inclination. But having said that, the things that I believe I want to share with you today, I found them extremely profound, very moving. And when that happens, let me put this in simple terms, it can be intimidating to talk about. And let me tell you why. So put it simply, you've got your brain. And there's a road that connects your brain to your tongue, you've got something in your mind, you want to say it, right. But your heart is when your heart feels anxiety, or nervousness or fear or feels overwhelmed or angry, any emotion that starts
surging, then it can create sort of a nervousness and create a barrier between your mind and your tongue and you're not able to speak. So simple example of that is somebody who's really stressed out they're not able to express themselves properly, or somebody who's very angry, they're at a loss of words, or as I talked about in the story of musante.
When someone is, you know, when Sally Sam gets upset, he naturally has a stutter. But his stutter gets worse. And naturally people that have a stutter. If you accept if you if you make them nervous, or you make them upset, then their stutter is going to get worse. Right. So I know personally, I've experienced that, you know, usually I find myself very capable of expressing myself. But you know, when I was used to play sports and things like that, and I was the skinniest guy on the basketball court, and I'd get bullied, I'm not able to express myself, I find myself at a loss of words and tripping on words. Because when you're in an anxiety inducing situation, that can happen to your
ability to communicate and some of you are professionally well spoken, some of you are attorneys or your professors or you know your managers at your company. And you have to you have to communicate to your team. And you have to communicate or make a case for whatever it is you're going to make the case for. And in general situations, you find yourself very articulate. And in some cases, you find yourself at a loss of words because of the anxiety. What's your hardest feeling so the heart can create a barrier between this this road obstacles on this road between the mind and the tongue. And I was reminded because I was thinking about that. I'm not afraid of the subject. I'm just so moved
by it. And I'm so in all of it. Given personally my own bias. Like I said, I was reminded of the Dr. Musashi said I'm one of the closest doors to my heart that I've made. You know, countless times when I'm giving a lecture, I've even told you the story about that die and why I have such a deep connection to it. It's the dogmas are a solemn rubbish at surgery where say the MD, Dr. Tommy lasagna, Ollie, and just some things about that the first thing he asked for is all I expand my chest for me, right? So where does the anxiety come from? It comes from here and that becomes a barrier to communicating. So he identifies the source of the problem and says expand my chest for me
and make my mission easy for me. And then he gets to the point where he looked at me listening. untie the knot afflicting my tongue. Undo the knot in my tongue as if Allah is telling us that all of us, by default, have another in our tongue.
All of us, by default are at a loss of words. And it is Allah who undoes that not every time we open our mouth. And so when we have to communicate something we want to be and you know, somebody can say a lot of words, and nobody understands what they're saying, that can happen, right? So it's not just yeah, let me say words that I want to say, well, the point of the words, you want to say somebody should be able to understand you, so he actually puts the condition the job in the eye, you have cocconi, so that they may understand what I'm saying. So they may understand my words. So it's not just that I want to get the words out, I really wish that what's in my mind, comes across accurately
enough that somebody else gets to appreciate what I have in my head. So sometimes, you know, to put it simply, sometimes you have something really beautiful in your head. And when you talked about it, you did a terrible job. So it just didn't come out. Right. When somebody else heard. You know, when I was younger, I, for better or worse, I watched a lot of home improvement. I don't know if you guys have ever seen that show, but a home improvement. There's the neighbor, Mr. Wilson, I think his name was, but Tim goes to talk to his neighbor, he's always have his face over the fence. And he's very wise and he says these like, profound statements and proverbs from like, Chinese civilization or the
Persians used to say, or Rumi said, these are easy codes, some stuff. And Tim's not really the articulate literary type. So he hears it and he wants to regurgitate it to his wife or his kids when he comes home, and he butchers it completely. Right? So you have something in your The idea is cool, but the wave comes out. Is that clear? So I genuinely I wanted to talk about that, because I think many of you experienced that. But even for myself as I talk about what I think is so beautiful today, that I pray to Allah that Allah does untie the knot in my tongue. And that my all of what I'm sharing with you.
It does not get in the way of me being able to communicate it effectively. So I start with that. I'll be shortly Southern with Sidley Emily, Dr. Melissa cocconi.
So we're talking about the story of use of honey Salaam and its its connection to the person who received the story, while he was going through a story of his own sallallahu wasallam. And it's not entirely clear, when exactly the story was given to him. I know, it's popularized that this was in the year that Khadija died. And I actually believe that for a long time, too, but I was talking to Chef sohaib today, and I said, let's look at the origin of that popular narration that, you know, this was in the in the almond hose, and it's the year of sadness, and she has passed and you know, things of his uncle has passed, and many things have become difficult. And there's not a clear cut
answer to that it's not as clear as the popular narrative makes it. What is clear, though it's late in Mecca. That much is clear. So either those terrible events in the Prophet's life, those devastating events like the death of his beloved wife, or the passing of his protective uncle, either those things have just happened, or they're about to happen, or it's been a little bit of time since they happen. But it's all of these things are in close proximity to each other. And that is actually not the fundamental point. So even though those things are on the horizon, let's not predicate or Let's not make that a dependency on our study of what we're going to learn from in the
surah, and how we're going to see how it impacts our understanding of the prophets life, so a lot more into them. The other thing that it's really important to say is that each messenger, and each prophet is
profoundly noble and independent in their own right, and deserves a study and contemplation, what Allah said about them in and of themselves. So it's not like I don't want you to think let me put it in the worst case. So you understand what I'm getting at that you don't do. I don't want you to think that the story of use of honey Sam, the point of it, is to find parallels to the seal of the prophets lies on them are the point of it is to see connections to the story. It's a story on its own. But as you contemplate it, you will see some things that seem to correlate correlate with what happens with the final messenger, some at the end of the day, the author of all of these stories,
which actually means the author of the events of all of these lives is the same. It's the one who's telling us about what happened, and the one who designed the events in these individuals lives, and all the profound events that they went through. It's one in the same, it's a lie himself, right. So the source is the same. So we'll see some parallels. And we can observe some parallels that I think are worthy of notice. And I think that's going to take us more than one session to do that.
But the most, I think, important, in my mind, the most important parallel between what we're reading here, and what we see in the seal of the prophets loads of them is dependent on my view, for myself on suited Nussle. The suit duster is one of the shortest suitors in the Quran is a natural law he will fight What are eternal sadhu Luna De La Hoya
Because tofu in Karnataka, not to the highest level of authenticity, but there are a number of narrations surrounding that. So rather talk about the fact that this was revealed almost at the end of the Sierra honeybee has already done and, you know, this is around the time of the emissaries are starting to accept Islam and all of that. And it's at that time that this sort of is revealed. And one of the most popular narrations
that substantiates that view. And I'm going to give you a disclaimer, I'm going to disagree with that view, respectfully, and there is scholarship that, you know, presents a counter narrative. And one of the leading scholars that presents that counter narrative is Hamid infra he, mala who I whose work on this, I'm absolutely blown away by. And I studied that maybe over a decade ago, but I still hold that view. And if you listen to my lectures from even more than a decade ago, on this surah, I was already convinced of that view. But it was only reinforced by my reading of him. So my old podcasts on just a few pull up like he will fit you'll you'll see what I'm talking about. But
anyway, I'm going to read a narration to you that's very popular. So this is this is a time when the Prophet's life time has passed. Right and Bob is now in leadership. So it's even after the time of working. Rama is in leadership. JOHN Abdullah evening our bus Abdullah bin our bus himself for the Aloha new narrates This event will be on Houma. La palabra de Allahu anhu, Salah Shahabuddin. So I'm about the Allahu anhu when they asked the old people, the senior warriors from the Battle of butter, so he gathered the senior warriors of the Battle of others talking to them matakohe nahi colita Allah insha Allah He will fight who had the katana surah?
What do people say about the sutra when the
alpha time for those of you who don't know this surah is translated when the aid of Allah and the victory arrives, you will see people and you see people entering into the religion of Allah in hordes, large groups, then at that time, declare a less perfection, notice be and seek His forgiveness while still fearful. He certainly has been someone who has been the one that accepts repentance continually. And that is in the singular second person, which means it's talking to the prophets. I saw them one at a time. And NASA has a b&b or a beaker and the amorosa singular command. So behind the wheel of the car was double feel who the command was still feeling who all of them are
the singular, right. So it's talking to this whole session and that's the statement he says, What do people say about this sort of when they help have a line the victory arrives? For Karla Babu, Marana unnamable Mandala? When a still photo is an assault on our Fatah, Lena, that Allah commanded us that we praise Him and seek His forgiveness when he helps us. And when he gives us victory, well, socrata Babu whom, and some of them remained quiet, philomela culture and so he didn't say anything. He wasn't satisfied with the answers yet. So I'm going to ask what do you think about this ayah and some Sahaba said, Well, this is telling us we should be grateful to align we should do is to fire
when Allah gives his victory, quite literally what the surah says, For Kala academica Taku Omnibus Is that what you're saying also even our boss, even our boss, being the foremost student of the Quran, so he comes to him all the allowances? Is that what your view is too cold so I said and even our bus is the one narrating the story. So he says, I said, that I know that's not what I say.
matakohe What do you say? Put, who are agile Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a llama hula who it is the time the time to leave basically, it is the time to leave that has arrived for the prophets I seldom that Allah informed him about
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Wolford for Delica allama to angelic so that is the sign of your time having come
behind the law because so declare less perfection and seek His forgiveness for color on top law alimony. llama taco. I don't know anything about the soda except what you're saying. Let me explain what he means. He's saying that when victory arrives and people have entered into the religion, that Allah is telling Muhammad Salallahu alaihe salam, your mission is now done. And when your mission is done, you are no longer needed among the people. Your master wants you back. Your owner wants you back. So now that you're done, delivering the message, bringing victory to Allah is religion, liberating the Kaaba, and the victory from the help from Allah has come and the victory has come.
Now it's time for you to just do the speed and it's the heart. Now just declare how perfect allies and ask His forgiveness because those two things bring you closer and closer to Allah. Now draw draw closer to Allah and don't worry about people anymore. Don't worry about that mission anymore. It's just you and me now.
So it's, even our boss sees this as the when this happens. Then it's time for
To come back to me. So he considers it the farewell address of the Prophet sighs I mean, you can see why so many held the view that this is, in fact, late very late in the life of the Prophet section and that this was given the counter view that I'm far more convinced of
is that this was given to the professor so much sooner.
Arguably even in Macau, this was given to him the promise of victory. And what he was told was when this comes out, either the worth in the beginning of the ayah is used for not something that has already happened. It is used for when it is going to happen. The love the word when in English can be used for the past or the future. So I say, when I ate a sandwich, I felt bloated, when past tense, but I said when I eat a sandwich, I'm going to be happy. That's in the future. I use the identical word when but that's not how Arabic works. In Arabic, when you want to use the word wind for the past, you can say hey now or in the event or llama or you can say is, is, but when you're
going to talk about what's going to happen in the future, you're going to say either is it
is Janice Allah, it is it Agia Anna sola. So it's going to happen. So when our boss is saying basically not not, it's not a comment on when this was revealed. It's a comment on when the reality of this surah manifests. When what this surah is talking about actually happens, then we'll know it's time for the prophet to go.
You understand? And so this is, you know, how like, hindsight is 2020 This is what Bob is asking about. And he's retroactive, you know, retrospectively asking about this profound salon what it means now Why did I bring up that sort of, I thought we were talking about comparing use of and Rasulullah sallallahu. So let's go a little further.
In this surah there are two terms that the aid of Allah natural law will fit in victory. So I'd like you to bear in mind those two terms the aid of Allah and victory. There's a principle in the Quran Allah or Anu fasudil Babu Baba. The Quran explains and elaborates itself. The Quran elaborates itself.
When you go to the 40 48th surah of the Quran surah.
One of the words of this little muscle, in fact, it's called Salatin, but by the way, this one's called muscle. That one's called fat. Okay, so the do terms victory and help and this one help came and then victory, right? Which makes sense By the way, because if you need victory First you need a loss. What help so it's in chronological order that help of a luck him and Gus came the victory.
When you open up a little fat and you find enough attack nyla Kapha tamina Lee li li phenolic Allahumma Taka Domine Ambika Amata hora la Cabeza de Vaca salata, Mr. keema William Soraka. way on Soraka la una semana Aziza.
To summarize, no doubt, we have given you an obvious unequivocal victory, but first dial
and continuing that same sentence in through multiple IRT says, show that Allah may aid you with a mighty aid, Leon solak Allahu nasaan Aziza. So the two terms fut and Nussle are used in total fat in the opening, and the two terms muscle and fat as you are using muscle, there has to be a connection between these two souls. It's not accidental. It's not accidental. What happens is total fat. Well, it's a commentary on the events of Arabia, that it's a commentary on what happened in the Treaty of Arabia. And I won't give you a lecture on Friday beer right now. But I will mention some things that are important for our discussion.
You can think of today via which everybody thought was a loss, all the all the the items on the treaty that we have now signed on to are going against us. But the fact of the matter is, up until now, the Muslims were considered a rebel group. You can consider them a guerrilla group. You can consider them a threat to national security. You can consider them a terrorist organization. You name it, they're called and they're outlaws. They're outlaws from all our different tribes. They have no legitimacy. But the fact that the mercans actually signed a treaty, even if all the clauses of those treaties are going against the Muslims, the fact that they came to the table and
negotiated, you know how countries nowadays we don't negotiate with terrorists. We don't negotiate with criminal groups or gangs. We don't negotiate with the mafia or the cartel, right? So if you have labeled them as criminals or illegals or rebels, then you will not be signing a paper with them. But the fact that you signed a paper with them, what does it do? It legitimizes them in your eyes. You have now sent a message across the region that you consider them a legitimate governmental party that
You can enter into a treaty treaty with you understand. So for the first time after two wars, three wars actually by the NFL, for the first time, the corporation not looking at MCC as a suicide salon and the Sahaba as criminals, outlaws rebels, as people that have escaped prison, or escaped their law system, legal system, none of that. Now they're looking at them as a legitimate entity entity. And because Mecca was the most influential political party in the region, when they signed into this treaty, the entire region, all the tribes are lightweight, though Quraysh caved, and they signed a treaty with Mohamed Salah, and this too, in their own backyard because I saw him came to them. They
should. These are the same people who a year ago went to Medina to kill all the Muslims. And now a year later, the people you wanted to kill came on armed at your front door.
This is the time to kill them. But they were so powerless that they had to sign a treaty at that time. This shows the rise of legitimacy and power of the prophet SAW Salem and his followers. And it shows the decline in the political influence and weakness of the kurush. And that message was loud and clear to all of the region. So tribe after tribe after tribe becomes curious, what is so powerful about the Muslims, and in that treaty era, tribe after tribe, representatives of the tribe come in and say, Hey, so
because you know, we're not warring in this time. It's a peace treaty. Right? And these tribes come to the prophecies come and say so.
Islam, huh? Well, I represent, I'm the leader of my tribe. If I accept a song, my entire tribe accepts Islam.
Right. So it's called an animal food. It's called the year of the emissaries, you can call them ambassadors, tribe leaders would come as ambassadors representing their entire tribe, because if the tribe leader accepts the religion, everybody accepts the religion. Makkah hasn't been conquered yet. Makkah has not yet been conquered. But people are entering into the religion in huge numbers already, yes or no, they are.
And Allah says, and none of this has happened, only a treaty has been signed so far. I mean, we're looking at history. We see the domino effect. But the Sahaba can't even see it yet. We can see it because it's already all happened. Allah sees it already.
Right? He says, Well,
he says, oh, other land that you haven't even acquired yet. Allah has already encircled it for us no big deal. Secondary even conquest is now a secondary issue. It's not a big deal.
And the whole reason the profit center has gone to Makkah was because he saw a dream that he's going to be making Hajj right. And at the end of this world, his Allah did tell you a true dream. We'll come back to that in a second. All of this is going to get tied to tied together
you see the that event that treaty created a domino effect that guaranteed the conquest of Islam and in the region.
Like it was the beginning of the end. And you don't have to wait for the last Domino to fall that the last Domino will fall. So long as the first domino fell. You already won. You understand? So let's not wait for everybody to see the last Domino falling before he said I've given you victory
You already said I've already given you victory maka hasn't even been conquered yet. So how about frustrated that they have to head back to Medina after a a disadvantages treaty? And Allah says what you don't see is what I see. I've dropped the first domino for you.
This is happening.
And the where's the help of Allah?
You know, usually you think victory will come later. First comes the help of Allah then comes the victory. That's what I said in sultanas right. Now, so lie, one foot, first help and then victory. But unless it's something counterintuitive, because only Allah could know that in certain foot, he says, I've already dropped the dominoes that will lead to victory. So that's already done. And by the way from here on out, all you get is Allah's help.
All you see from here on out as well as help. So that was the last time Muslims felt disadvantaged. And the The only thing that happens after that is droves upon droves upon droves of people are coming to accept Islam. And then when some people come in and accept Islam and act like you know, my entire tribe became Muslim, we should get some special treatment. Allah says Yama noona alikhan Assalamu alaikum, Salaam Alaikum wa Alaykum Ana de Colima.
Are they trying to tell you that? did you a favor that they became Muslim? No, tell them don't impose your favor on me with your Islam. In fact, Ally's imposing his favor on you but he guided you to faith.
So the way we're talking about Islam now has changed. It's completely changed.
Now, all of this, if I'm arguing that Allah has given a revelation to the Prophet selection much sooner, that victory of Allah, the aid of Allah is coming, and so is the victory. And the fulfillment of that dream has started to happen at the event of what would they be? The ultimate are, according to Allah. Allah katan. Medina, is that, right? So it's the beginning of the end, basically. Right?
Then what I'm saying is in Makkah, these Quraysh knew that Islam is not just calling for the worship of one God, the Quran represents a shift in power. It represents a shift in this society. It represents a destruction of the entire economy based on the idols. It represents the destruction of the class Society of master and slave, and of superior tribe and inferior race. It represents a complete revolution on the political scale, economic scale, social scale, spiritual, it's not just a spiritual call. It is a radical transformation of that society. And when Allah has promised already, that victory is coming out of allies coming and victory is coming. And these Muslims, these
fanatical followers of Muhammad, sallAllahu, Alayhi, Salam believe that they will take over and they will have dominance and they have a law on their side, Revelation is telling them that they will be victorious, and people will enter into their religion, numbers will be on their side. We need to crush this before it ever gets to that point, because it sounds like a crazy thing. But what if it becomes true? So before this gets any further, we need to squash this movement before it even takes hold, you understand? So Islam is not being suppressed. And association is not just being suppressed, because they don't like the idea of one God, they're in love with their idols, no,
they're in love with the economy that comes with those idols. They're in love with the political structure that comes with those idols and all of that's being threatened by those who lost them, you understand?
And because of that, because Allah Allah saying Allah is helpful come and Allah is Dean will be victorious and the enemies will be destroyed is really practically speaking the prophets I saw them having supremacy over them.
A law supremacy practically in the world means what the prophets supremacy over the over the region, how can we have him in charge so they try to offer some kind of compromise? Okay, can we keep some of our political power? Can we keep some of our idols when they your God one day ours? Can we What do you I mean, you want you want to be governor will make you Governor, join our party, don't make your own, like stay within the fold. Right? So that we don't have to lose our influence. But the point is, the prophets I said, um, has his own way of doing things, his own way given time by Allah, he's not going to compromise his mission for anything.
Now, if Allah has already revealed to him that victory is coming, and with fat victory starts coming sort of fat victory starts coming.
Come back to the story of you so early on use of Hasina dream in which the interpretation of that dream basically means that he has a kind of dominance over his brothers.
Just as was also some early revelations are telling are speaking of a domination that is coming over suicide over his tribal brethren.
And his brothers can't stand it useless brothers can't stand it. Got to get rid of him somehow kill him or at least expel him. But it's also solemn, first expelled into a cave,
boycotted and if that doesn't work, attempts to what? Kill him and he ends up in a foreign place, Medina, Yusuf ends up in a foreign place. Egypt. Allah says he settled him in the land maka, now because Allah kumbhakarna Lucifer will, we settled you in the land, settled you in the land, was also Ceylon was settled in Medina. He settled him in Medina.
And then Allah shows him a dream of all things that he's going to make much.
And the dream of making Hodge can only happen in Makkah,
and have to be able to make hudge you have to have dominance over your enemies who are in charge of Makkah right now. So his dream is one of dominating his brethren in Makkah, you understand that? And then sudo the sudo I said, said the domino effect started. The last part of that Surah Surah. Number 48 is la casa de la hora de la hora de Ville. Huck. Allah has been true to his messenger in the vision he showed him with truth with purpose will help.
The messengers dream that he will be victorious shall come true, and Allah will make a truth the word for dream is real. Yeah. And Allah has given it with purpose.
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This is the interpretation of my dream from so long ago, got the gyla hora be hochkar Allah made it, Huck.
Maria became Huck Association and is told in salt Alphard la casa sada con la hora Sula, who will have Allah was true to his messenger when he showed him his vision and truth.
You will enter your lottoland Masjid al Haram in sha Allah Armenian, you shall enter the sacred Masjid by Allah will safely wait. We will wait. You shall enter the sacred Masjid safely, right? Look at the flip use of polysomes family came back to him. Right. And also Sam is a contrast he's going back to his people. But look at what he says to his family. He says hello Misra. Insha, Allah who Armenian enter Egypt, if Allah wills safely in listen to the Arabic in sha Allah who are meaning that hulan Masjid al Haram in sha Allah who amin in
your answer, you're going to enter the sacred mustard in sha Allah safely.
My mind is blown by Allah promising victory to Association by fulfilling his dream. And also the use of Islam was given a dream. And in that dream, it was a promise of dominance over his brothers which they couldn't stand and also say Islam has given revolution in which he has been promised dominance over the kofod and the restoration of the house and they can't stand it.
And at the end of the day, his dream gets fulfilled and Ebrahim. In use of the sounds dream gets fulfilled.
It's interesting that the word ouch was used in the idea of use of a Nissan and Associates Holmes story ends with the ocean greater than the throne greater than any other throne, the liberation of the Kaaba connected to the arch of Allah. It's so beautiful. It's just so profound.
So the two stories are so profoundly interconnected.
Just on that note, just just
just how the dreams wherever they were in the first scene, right, the dream,
but he sees a dream, and also sees a dream.
That dream means something and he said, don't tell your brother, one of the fathers say don't tell your brothers this dream because they'll scheme against you right?
For your key do laka Qaeda did a scheme against him? Yes.
What does the law say about the Quraysh and what they've been doing to the prophet in the home Yaki do Nikita wakita Qaeda
they're all making a scheme no doubt about it. And I'm making my own
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It says if, when the surah is being revealed, it's not just the Muslims that are hearing sort of use of coalition hearing.
And the coalition like isn't a commentary about us use of was told to stay to not to be worried that his brothers will scheme against him. Because the devil gets that gets to them, you know, in the shape on a little insomnia, do movie
and salsa Salaam is now reciting the surah. Almost telling them I am in the place where Yusuf was.
And you have been scheming against me, like the brothers of you, so
Shetlands, getting to you.
The devil is getting to you.
And you know, that how does the devil get to you the word in Arabic for when you become tribal, when you become drunk on your group identity? Right? I mean, one manifestation of that is racism. Another one that is nationalism. Another one of those, you know, extreme tribalism. You know what I mean? When people think of their group as superior, it's interesting a word for that is as Serbian Arabic as Serbia.
And the brothers of use have said, One normal spot. We are also a strong band who's gonna mess with us. So they're, they're drunk on their power as a unit or group. arrogance, if you will.
So don't forget the same surah
Jalla fuku you know,
physical ability NACA for me, no, actually, let me pull up.
The other word for when you get your blood starts boiling.
out of your you know tribal identity in Arabic is herminia Hermia and listen to the words of ALLAH says
is Jana Latina coffee boo boo boo boo him will have Miyata heavy yesterday gi helia T, when disbelievers placed into their hearts
group arrogance, the kind of arrogance that belongs in Jehovah, the kind of arrogance that belongs in days of ignorance.
Is this not a parallel to the brothers of use of who said when?
And he says while they were becoming ignorant like this, what does Allah say for Enza Allahu sakeena, who Allah Rasool
Allah sent his tranquility on to the believers, and to his messenger and on to the believers, and while they were in the worst of their so via use of is being thrown in the well, and he's being given Sakina from Allah less as you're going to inform of what they did. And they have no idea, Allah cons as art.
So just as an opening to this discussion about the parallels between the scene of the profit slice of them, and the remarkable story of Yusuf Ali salam, the parallels need to be, you know, the, in my mind, the first parallel really is the promise that was made by way of Revelation.
And what that led to the jealousy that that led to, and the Quran is much stronger revelation than a dream. Right? And the Quran is much more explicit. And even though Yusuf Ali Salaam was only given a dream of his dominance, and they never even knew the dream, but still knew that it's coming. They didn't have to hear it for him, for them to know that he's, he's gonna have some kind of supremacy over us. He's just dad loves him more. That must be a that's unfair. Right, but clearly, they couldn't find something to criticize him on. Right? The same way to socialism is being seen as a threat. And he needs to be removed from the equation. We're going to see two sets of parallels
the brothers of use of RT Salaam in many ways can be thought of in comparison with Dr. Rajesh.
And in other ways you can also think of the brothers of use of in comparison with the the the future lineage of the brothers of usurping the Israelites in Medina. So there's two parallels the brothers of use of could be compared to kadesh, who are brother into the Prophet and the brother of use of can also be compared to the Israelites in Medina, who are also actually brother into the Prophet slice of them through a Rahim on Islam. So, in both those cases, there is there are these parallels. The final comment I'll make for our first session on this on the sealer and use of it Salaam
there is no clear cut historical record
that talks about the place of Ibrahim Ali Salaam in modern society.
We know that worship idols,
but it seems by inference, very clear that a lot of their rituals go back to Abraham and they were still performing hajj, there were still sacrificing an animal.
They were not unfamiliar with the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Salaam, and the founding of the city being a smile on a serum, some mutated version of that has passed down. Okay, because that the city wouldn't have been inhabited had not been forced money on a settlement, that entire story.
The reason I'm saying that is because they claim to be custodians of the house of their father Ibrahim.
Right. That's, in a sense, that's their claim. They have rights to that because their father founded this house, the gabaa. That's why it has its value.
But also socialism is coming and saying actually, you have not been true to the legacy of your father. And Allah has changed our lives decided to pass that legacy on to someone who deserves to do right by the house built by their father, meaning the legacy legacy of Abraham, my son shall be restored by those who have lost them, right. And really one way of really reading the CLR is the entire Sita is associated on restoring the legacy of Ibrahim Ali set up for the house that he built.
That to me is actually a very accurate way of reading the Sierra.
The reason I say that is because from beginning to end, it's about the Kaaba, isn't it?
And the entire the culmination of Abraham Ellison's legacy is the Kaaba. So you can see why that's and of course, aside from his being told, follow the religion of Ibrahim mulata, Ibrahima hanifa. So lots of reasons, or we can think that the entire Sierra is actually the restoration of his father's legacy. Ibraheem alehissalaam
I bring this up is early on. The brothers of use of are upset that dad loves use of more because use of is closer to the legacy of the father isn't he?
And in a very interesting sense,
in a philosophical sense, even in a spiritual social sense.
Ibrahim al Islam, they can say that Russell's Heisler was more beloved to rahima this because he's closer to what the Father ones and they want to get rid of that and keep things the way they are. They said about their father. The brother said use of brother said about their father in
the movie and our father is clearly lost. Right they consider their father lost. Ironically, their father Abraham on a Sunday in the case of the polish. Their ancient father, Ibrahima is
considered his ancestors lost and found the right religion. And and they're the ones that are lost and yet they're considering the call to the return of the Father. a lost cause. The irony of it right so there's this struggle to be true to the father's religion in Yusuf Ali Salaam, and there is a struggle to be true to the father's religion in the story of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam you know there's an eye on the Quran and Allah Naseby Ibrahim Allah Latina terbaru, who hadn't EBU Allah Dena amanu. The people, closest de Rahim, Ali Salaam, the people that have first right to claim a closeness to Abraham, it says, are those who followed him and this prophet, and those who believe
he's closer? So he is, in a sense, you know, have we lobby him? He's more beloved to their father.
So there's that beautiful parallel as well. Of course, it's not lost on us that use of holism is making statements in the sutra that if you didn't know it was use of making those statements. You would think it's also law making those statements so I said,
What about Roman law by Abraham? I was my lawyers. I have followed the religion of my father's Ibrahim spiralis Hawk, what does that sound like?
It needs to me Lata Coleman la mina de la humble Assa t oncofetal. I have left the religion of the people who don't believe in a lion or denial of the afterlife. What does that sound like?
you know, I'm not going to be one to do Sheikh Subhana Loma. And I mean, I wish he, it was also missing that at the end, Yusuf Ali Salaam is calling to the haters also, in the same way, and connecting himself to Rahim Allah, so I'm constantly just as well. So so that means, so these are the parallels that I wanted to start with. And the final parallel that I give you, I alluded to it a little bit is that the the central,
the central location, in the story of use of holiday time is Egypt. And Egypt is a very important place in the Quran, it's representative of the mightiest superpower in history, that left an imprint on the world, and other superpowers wanted to emulate what they accomplished in the world, right, and are still fascinated by what they accomplished and how far they got as a civilization in ancient times. And there's still a fascination with how they got to where they got to.
And by contrast, these are these, this is a place that left tombs and treasures and, you know, sophisticated history behind that we want to explore. And by comparison of that entire civilization that spanned millennia, on the flip side, you've got one man who built a house in the middle of the desert, with no civilization around.
Right. And on the one hand, you've got the ancient pyramids, and the Sphinx that's been uncovered, and all these, you know, massive monuments. And on the other hand, you've got a construction project made by two people, Abraham on this map, right? One became the civilizational, worldly aspiration for the world. They want to be like that. They want to accomplish that there's a pyramid on the dollar bill.
They became that they became the worldly standard of success.
And this the By contrast, the CEO of rasulillah slice of them is in another kind of capital for the world, the spiritual capital of success.
This is a really interesting parallel between these two that you've got on the one hand, and also recently some rises to prominence. What does he have at his disposal? Think about what he has. He has the might of the Egyptian Empire at his disposal. He's got their resources, their palaces, their military, their agriculture, their rivers, they're you know
It's powerful stuff. That's what Allah gives us of today. Salaam.
What is what are the palaces and rivers and natural resources and agriculture and, you know, infrastructure and international armies and navies that association gets? No, no, he doesn't get that he gets believers.
So you've got material resources, the height of material resources, manifest in the story of use of early service victory. And you've got the height of spiritual resources, manifest in this in the conclusion of the sila, because the greatest resource, the greatest monument that the prophets lesson leaves behind.
Is this hava is people.
There are no roads, or this was a road built by them, you know, are our towers or tombs,
But the thing he left behind is that now, Egypt had an impact on the world didn't it? It influenced the world, and influence the world in economic ways, in social ways, in scientific ways, in different ways.
And the Sahaba impacted the world,
and the most profound spiritual ways that the world has ever seen.
So you've got the How does a transformation in the worldly sense look? And what is the transformation in the spiritual sense? Look, you got this interesting contrast between the two stories is so profound and beautiful.
Last thing, I promise, I'm done.
I told you today in the beginning about the difficulty in articulating and I pray that this was of some benefit to you.
You know, the beginning of the series, I talked to you guys about how there are lots of parallels between Musa and Yusuf. Before it slips my mind, I'm going to add one to that list.
user and Islam was given the unusual ability to interpret speech, right? Let's let me put it in another way. His superpower granted by Allah is that he can understand things that other people can understand and unnatural ability to what understand, to understand.
On the flip side,
most artists Islam wants an ability to speak so he may be understood.
So use of it has an divinely granted ability to understand. And Moosa has a divinely granted ability to be understood. Yes, Kohli. One of the most powerful debaters in the Quran is massada slab, the way that he communicated, and communication is two things, you have to be able to listen and understand what others are saying. And you have to be able to speak in a way that others will understand. And the two sides of communication are the two abilities granted to these two prophets use of anamosa because Yusuf Ali Salaam, about internal listening and understanding and analyzing and observing, not even listening, even observing body language dreams even right, that we don't
ahaadeeth And on the flip side, a prophet was given the ability to communicate in a way that others can understand you have a whole family so they may understand what I say. So that's the last parallel that I wanted to share with you today. inshallah, we'll carry on the conversation about the spirit of our beloved messenger sallallahu sallam, and our beloved Yusuf Ali Salaam, tomorrow and the day after, probably not tomorrow, because my my dear chef, use of
same cluster. Then I'm sending you stuff with his has some obligations tomorrow and I wanted to give him a break. So I'll see you guys on Wednesday, inshallah. barakallahu li walakum. Santa Monica