Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam
al anbiya even wa Sallim wa ala alihi wa sahbihi
samama about as held to the law, I'm really glad all of you were able to make it through this traffic I know I would. I even had traffic walking over here, I didn't even take a car, but there was a lot of traffic, Mashallah. And I pray that in shallow tal our time together here is used wisely. I know we're starting a little bit late. But I don't think I'm going to cut my lecture short. So I'm going to I'm probably going to need about an hour, hour and a half. At the most I think to get across the few things that I wanted to talk to you about tonight, inshallah.
So who knows the topic tonight? Because I don't?
Oh, the final miracle. Oh, yeah. Yeah, something about Islam. Okay. So
what I wanted to first talk to you about tonight is a problem.
And the problem is that a lot of Muslims increasingly in recent times, they get into debates with non Muslims unnecessarily about the miracle of the Quran, about the fact that the Quran is it can only be from Allah and they, they want to convey that to a non Muslim. And this is almost the first thing they talk to, with a non Muslim about, like, let me tell you about Islam. And the first thing I'm going to tell you is look at how awesome local honors and let me tell you how many miracles it has in it. And I can prove it to you and all of that. And it becomes like a back and forth debate. And this is a very problematic approach for many reasons. And one of them is
in debates. Nobody ever goes into a debate to listen to the other side.
Or to be interested in what the other has to say, when you go into a debate, you go into it to crush your opponent. So even if you are defeated, even if you're defeated, you are going to be thinking how do I come back tomorrow and beat him back up? How do I get back up with a response? How do I come up with a counter? You don't listen to something that defeats an argument and say, Okay, you know what I agree, I accept what you have to say. there's a there's a pride that comes inside the human being. It takes over and it doesn't let you accept in a debate form, whether it's the truth or false, it doesn't even matter. And the idea of starting the message of Islam with somebody
introducing them to the message of Islam with a conversation which will naturally turn into a debate is a problem. That's not a good approach to take with anybody. And certainly this is not the not the approach of the Quran. Now a few places in the Quran, Allah azza wa jal issued a challenge. And I think all of you here are familiar with the challenge. You know, we're in quantum theory
Dena to be so let me Miss Lee, if you're in any doubt about what we've sent down bimbisara like it, but you know that I came down in Medina,
the IRA came down in Medina and actually at the best in late McCann, Revelation. In other words, the Quran did not come down in the beginning. And the prophets of Allah while he was hell, and went around to people and said, Look, if you don't think this is the truth, bring a Surah Surah it didn't work like that. That was not you going to set up a table anonymous, who's walked by, hey, come in.
Bring me a Surah
Surah you know, I just came to eat some free pizza, what's the solar business? You know, it's the wrong approach. And what it does is that actually it creates an interest in non Muslims to want to refute the arguments of the Muslims to try to constantly undercut the arguments of the Muslims. Here's the second problem and a more important problem.
A lot of people azza wa jal revealed to us this most powerful book, which truly is a miracle, it cannot be from a human being, and I will talk to you about my personal journey in that conclusion, inshallah hota in tonight's talk, but before I do,
what I think is miraculous about the Quran, or what I studied, and I found that this is so incredible, this is so this is so beyond the capability of a human being, is my understanding. That's my understanding. I cannot tell someone This is why the Quran is a miracle. Because I'm only talking about my understanding, all I can say is to the best of what I can appreciate. This is what I love about the Quran. This is what it this is what makes it beautiful to me. You may see it and you may not see it.
Because my understanding is not the reason that the Quran is a miracle. The Quran is a miracle for reasons beyond my understanding. It is powerful beyond what I can know and what I don't know.
It's It's bigger than me.
So if I only associate the miracle of the Quran with my particular understanding, then we're actually limiting the miracle of the Quran and it can't be limited, we cannot limit it. And if somebody disagrees with my Is it possible, by the way is is it possible that my understanding is incorrect? Is that possible? Sure. So if somebody proves me wrong, they should not think that they prove the Quran wrong. There's a difference between those two things. There's a difference between them. So I can share with you the best of my understanding, and still maintain that my understanding may be limited, but the word of Allah is perfect. We have to maintain the distinction between those
two things. Now, having given you that brief introduction, I want to talk to you now about why should we appreciate the miracle of the Quran Anyway, what difference does it make? After all, we're already Muslim. Or I think at least most of the people in the audience today are Muslim. So you're already believers, you already believe in the Word of Allah can that's not from a human being. These are this is not the authorship of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam These are the words of Allah. So what's the point? Why even discuss this point? Why even discuss this issue? I have two things to share with you on this subject. The first of them is a conversation about one of the people in the
Quran. One of the dialogues of a person in the Quran, who when we think about a man we think about him, Ibrahim alayhis salaam,
with Allah Ebrahim would be really key for to him Mata. Rahim, Allah Hassan said to Allah, Allah show me how do you bring life to the dead? How do you do that?
Now, I asked him a very strange question in response and a very reasonable when he said to me, so you don't already have him on?
You didn't believe yet? You didn't, didn't have him on?
Because why would somebody asked show me how until they already have even but the response of Ibrahim alayhis salam? And if I think about the amount of Ibrahim alayhis, salaam, where am I and where are you? And where's the amount of Ibrahim alayhis salam? And he says to Allah Bella, of course, why not? No, no, I have him I
will, I can be up to my inner calling. Because I just want to satisfy my heart, I want to put my heart at ease. In other words, when Muslim, even a prophet and messenger sees a miracle of Allah, when they see that there is something that happens to their heart, they become they become tranquil, the heart becomes at ease.
And this is a very powerful thing that Allah told us in this ayah when I can do to my inner country, the Muslim should study the miracle of the Quran, and appreciate the miracle of the Quran. Because then the heart, not the mind. You see, we think that those we studying the miracle to satisfy our minds. Now we're intellectually convinced that it's a miracle, but the idea is about our hearts. It's a spiritual reality. When you appreciate the miracle of the Quran, you will appreciate the greatness of Allah.
You're the grantor, you have a valid The next time you say Allahu Akbar, it's gonna feel different. It's not going to feel the same way. You know, I tell my children, the story of Musa alayhis salam and the water part is
it's an amazing story. They're walking through the water, and I can make them try to imagine it. But it will never be, it will never be the same as somebody who was actually walking through. And looking on both sides. And he's seeing both I've really seen like mountains raised the water on both sides. That person's eemaan is something else right then, because they are living and they're tasting, they're experiencing a miracle. So the Koran, we want to taste its miracle. We want to at least appreciate something about it that we haven't before. Now, I will talk to you about something personal about myself and then we'll get into the examples that I wanted to share with you. I have
five or six examples. I hope I get through all of them with you tonight and childhood.
I feel like I'm least Can somebody helped me turn on look at that I can walk around. Awesome. Okay. I was tapping this the whole time the machine thing was going on. Okay, so
So now, personally, myself, the first thing that made me curious about the Quran was its message like what is Allah saying? Right? What is what was advice to me? What is guidance for me? So the first aspect of my relationship and your relationship with the Quran, I would argue is its message. Its message. This is what made me curious about learning the Arabic language. This is what is curious about this curiosity when we listen to lectures about the about the Koran read the Farsi, I got into this study because I was curious about the message itself. But then, this is a few years ago, this
I came across a lecture series in the Arabic language and I my Arabic was not very strong at the time. So I just started listening to Arabic lectures and I would understand maybe 30%. But I still forced myself to listen and just kind of take notes and stuff. So I listened to Tarik Sudan's Jasmine Quran in Arabic, may Allah reward him. So he did about a 1617 hour series on the miracle of the Quran. And this was the first time I heard a topic, the miracle of the Quran. And when I listened to it, and I started taking notes again, I only understood about what how much like 30% but when I took notes, I would, I was listening, I was hearing things I've never heard before in my
life. I've never ever come across some of this stuff in my life ever. And I was blown away that this this subject even existed, because until then, the only thing that interested me about the Quran was it's one
message, but now there was another conversation. What about its miracle? What about its miracle, and actually, the word miracle is not used in the Quran.
The word miracle is not used in the Quran, we use the Arabic phraseology, the terms we use our air, Jasmine, Quran, Jasmine Quran, you know, jazz in Arabic, comes from the ages and ages in Arabic is to be on your knees to not be able to get up. When someone says Anna is in Arabic, that means I'm incapable. I am incapable. So anastasiya and accordion, am capable, and I just I'm incapable. Now, jazz means something that makes something else incapable. Like if two people are wrestling each other and one guy steps on the other one's face and he can't get up though. The one who's standing on top of the other guy, he is mortgages,
his mortgages and the guy that got stepped on, he can't even get up now he's more unjust. That's that's the Arabic of it. Okay, I'll give you another example of just if you're crossing the street, and hopefully not use somebody crossing the street, there's a truck coming by.
They didn't notice the truck, they didn't notice the truck and look for a second in the truck is like one foot away from you.
Your eyes go wide open, you realize you got nowhere to go. That that second before you turn into like pancake. That one second, you experienced air jazz, you are overpowered. You are completely overpowered. The discussion in Islamic history is the neurons power to overpower its opponents. The Quran is so powerful that somebody who tries to oppose it, somebody who tries to attack it, somebody who tries to come up with something else like it is always made incapable. They keep falling on their knees, it brings its enemies to its knees to their needs. That is the idea of jobs. That's not the same as miracle the word miracle is used in strange ways. In English, it's not it's not the
same. But since it's a popular term, I even chose it in the title. Because if I said before arms power to bring its opponents to its knees, it would have been a long title. And by that, I don't know how you fit that on the fly, or you have to go all around the page or something? I don't know. Right? So I didn't choose that title. But now, for me personally, I started studying this subject. And I started taking notes. I still remember I started just kind of taking examples down and what's being talked about and how it's a miracle in what sense is that a miracle. And sometimes I would study these examples, and I would have to stop taking notes. And I would just have to go in a corner
and cry. I'd be overwhelmed by what I was reading and what I was researching. And I would say to myself, how come I never knew this? How come How come I never do this? Every time I talked about I heard about the Quran and heard about it as a message. And I never got to appreciate it as a miracle as something that's overpowering. I felt overpowered I felt like God I'll be okay. Okay, yeah, Allah
fell into such dire and prayed or like tickled a baby or something I couldn't study anymore, I had to stop studying. Because it was overwhelming. It really was. When I put enough of my notes together, I decided to actually turn it into a course, when enough of my notes came together on this subject, I used to call that course divine speech. And I taught it in the United States about I think 60 or 70 times all across the United States. And I taught it once in the UK, also in the in London.
And from the times the 50 times that I taught it in the United States, from what I know, 17 people took Shahada at the program itself. These are non Muslims that came college university students, professors, working professionals, friends of Muslims that came and attended and by the end of it, you know, they just took Shahada. So it's not because of me, because I know this stuff is super powerful. And before I share some examples with you, I'll share one more story with
You. I was in Los Angeles, the first time I taught divine speech was in Los Angeles. And this mother, you know, I used to teach on a Friday night and all day, Saturday and all day Sunday. That's what I used to do. And when I was done teaching on Sunday, this mother came up to me and she was crying.
And I said, What did I say? Sorry?
And she said, No, no, I want to talk to you for a second about my son. And I said, Okay, tell me about your son. She says, Well, you know, when you had the program on Friday night,
he didn't want to come my 17 year old son, he didn't, he wasn't interested. And I said that, and it's understandable when I was 17. I wasn't interested in Islamic lectures either.
And she goes, Well, no, he had Lakers tickets, front row seats. You know who the Lakers are, if you don't know who the Lakers are making stuff for right now. Okay, so, so.
so he has front row seats to the Lakers, and his mother says, Go attended Islamic lecture with me.
And you know what, before I go on, I have to tell you, I don't know how many mothers have come up to me or how many youth have come up to me, my mother makes me listen to your lectures.
I just I'm sorry. Sorry. It's not my fault.
There's so many young people who have a grudge against me because their mothers
hate that guy.
ruin my life.
But anyway, so she says, I could not convince him Finally I told him, I will get you playoff tickets. Just come tonight. And playoff tickets are expensive.
He said fine. It's a deal. I'll come. So he came. And he came in he actually stayed Friday. He came Saturday on his own and Sunday on his own. And when they were leaving Friday night when they were going back home, and this is this kids just missed the LA game.
He's talking to his mother and he says mom, today was actually the first time I believed
that the Quran is not from human beings. It's from Allah. It can't be from a human being today was the first time this was a Muslim child talking to a Muslim mother and they didn't convert to Islam. They're born and raised Muslim, right? Why am I telling you this? I'm telling you this because this subject is important for us today. A lot of us have Islam. As I was mentioning in the hook by the university, a lot of our Islam is given to us by our parents, by the society in which we live, but we didn't feel it ourselves. We didn't taste it ourselves. We don't know why we're told it's a miracle. But we don't know why. When I was younger, I heard hundreds of times I heard the Quran is a
miracle. The Quran is perfect. It's Arabic is amazing. The poet's could not come up with anything to respond to that. You heard this before? No, we did this when I used to say, wow.
so awesome. Why is it awesome? Cuz it's Arabic is awesome. Oh, wow. But I don't know Arabic. Well, too bad for you.
It's still awesome. Okay. All right, I guess until you know, Arabic You can't, you can't see it. You know, it's like telling someone something behind this glass door. It's it's frosted glass. It's stained glass, you can see through it. Behind this door is something amazing. Can I see it? No. You look at you go learn Arabic first, then you can see. That's the attitude. But the problem with that approach is, do you think most people are going to learn Arabic for five years, six years, seven years, even one year, even six months? Just so they can see the miracle of the Quran. Most people won't do that.
We have to present this message in the language of the people. And we have to stop saying until you learn Arabic. Too bad for you?
No, no, no, no, no.
And personally, I do believe that the true miracle to be taste the miracle of Allah. In this book, you have to have something of the Arabic language, but it's I made an obligation on myself. Whatever of it, I can explain in English, I will do whatever I can. If I can make you taste 100% even if I can make you taste like 2% is better than nothing. And it's a lot. It's a lot. And the more I studied this subject one law, he will lie he will lie. The more I said, Man, people need to know this stuff. People need to appreciate what the last book is what it says. Now me personally, I am a student of language. I'm interested in linguistics. I'm interested in grammar and nuances,
literature, literary analysis. So I studied the Quran from a language perspective.
And so tonight what I'm going to share with you is something unique about Docker on from the language perspective, from its language, not from the scientific perspective, not
From the legal perspective, not from the theological perspective, those are good perspectives, they have their place. But that is not the perspective I'll share with you today. I want to share with you today about just how Allah says certain things. Is that clear to everybody? Okay, so I'm going to try to do maybe six or seven examples with you guys of different dimensions of this thing. And my intention inshallah hotel, I've made the intention, may God that it happens. My intention is hopefully next summer, if my wife doesn't kill me, I am going to come with my family. And hopefully I'll teach all of divine speech here in Charlottetown. That's my intention. And Charlotte God. Okay.
first example. How do I explain this one?
You know, you ever seen like a cob of corn,
right? That in corn and some other plants also, they have this cover, and you have to peel it. And when you peel it, there are grains inside. You know what I'm talking about? That cob is called an Arabic It is called some Gouda. And in order for me to make sure you understand what I'm going to tell you, I'm going to make you repeat some things. Okay. What is it called? Samba, Samba that is an ear, like the whole bud of grains inside, it could be corn, it could be other things that when you peel it, and it's got a lot of seeds inside, a lot of little, little dots and grains inside, that is called a cymbala. Okay. Now, if I say in English car, what's the plural? Cars house?
Okay? mice, okay. But usually what in English when you have a word, you give it a plural by adding What? And as it usually works, I mean, it doesn't work with, you know, house in house in houses, it works. But mouse, I don't know. You know, but and might as well tell you a joke. In the meantime, if you don't laugh, then you have to leave. Okay, so
when I was I was studying economics. And I don't know why I was doing that. But I was studying macroeconomics when I was in college. And our professor was a Chinese fellow he was he's doing his PhD in New York City. And he was, he was a macro economics professor, and he spoke in a very heavy Chinese accent. And there are 300 students in the class. I mean, this is some of the best sleep I've ever had in my life. But any case, so he used to, he used to give his lecture and when he would give his lecture, like, really try to listen, you didn't understand until he said exam tomorrow.
So the entire class 300 students, we wrote a petition to the department, please, we cannot take an exam, we don't understand what this man is saying.
So, he got very upset, he got angry at the entire class. So the next day, he came to class and he said, You know, he put a PowerPoint on the screen and he said, Professor wings list of complaints against English. He says, You complain about my English, I complain about English.
So he said, the English language doesn't make any sense. You know, and especially in the US, we say things like you park on a driveway. And you drive on the parkway
you know, and, and the pool of house is what? Well, the pool of mouse is what? mice, but the pool of houses not hice and tooth is teeth, but this is not this.
Clear a whole list of these complaints.
You know, and he went through, he took 45 minutes and went through all of them. Right? It was the best economics class I've ever had. But anyway, the point I was gonna make to all of you was
cars, cars, some Buddha, some Buddha is singular. Some would say that somebody that that's plural, that is plural. But the Arabic language is kind of cool, because you can have more than one plural. It's weird. Like in English, you don't have cars and cars This is you don't have that. You have book and books you don't have book and books and books. This is you don't do that. But the Arabic language actually has multiple plurals for one word, I'll give you an example that you know cafe,
coffee room, and you know any workflows you know kofa maybe you can see nebby Yun, it gives you what else and br here multiple flows. It happens all the time in Arabic. So in the Arabic language so Luna is singular, what was the plural symbol, and there's another cool Santa bin. Santa bin now this is vocab
I am teaching you without any notes and if your brothers you're not taking notes anyway but if your sister is probably chances are you're writing something No, it's okay. But somebody is singular nominal hear from the crowd what was the singular singular or plural? Something that what's the other floor? Cinnabon now here's the secret
in the Arabic language they have a concept I kid you not this is real in the Arabic language they have a concept that you can have singular you can have plural and you can have super plural. Literally super cool. They have singular and plural and Super Bowl symbol is singular symbol that is cool. CINAHL is what? super cool. So the more powerful tool is which one, sign up and you will be so far. Now let's turn to the Quran. In Surah Al Baqarah Allah azza wa jal mentions the ear of green cymbala but he mentions the plural he says masala Xena, Yun poonawalla hongqi sebelah he came after the hub but in that sub bass Allah bin
Saba Santa bin is that regular floral or the super floral? I don't remember you have to tell me that's super cool. Okay. When you turn to select Use of it's the only other time The pool is used. A lot as villager says what color Malik Indira said Alba Cotton's semaan yakou job was said that I assume Buddha in
some Buddha thing was that there was a regular it was at a singular, the plural or the super plural. What was that?
So the weak plural is used in SelectUSA. And the strong pool is used in sulit Al Baqarah. And you know, what's crazier? What's crazier is in Baccarat, Ally's talking about seven of them sub Sanibel savasana with seven of them, and instead of use of allies also talking about seven of them serve as two booths and without any further
selling seven of them both times. So the number is equal, this is seven and that is seven, then how come one is more powerful and one is weaker, you will say one is 75 and the other is seven. Okay, I understand this one's more powerful and this one is weaker. But mathematically speaking both of them and number are what? They're the same. Now in English translation, it says seven years of green in certain Baccarat. And in the English translation when you get a suit of use of what is it say seven years of green, the translation is identical. There is no difference in translation. But a lot chose to use the power of law in Baccarat and the weaker pool in so refusal. How come? How come when we
look at sort of Baccarat versus those who spend the example of those who spend for the sake of Allah in the path of Allah is like a single seed
and every seed gives birth to seven years of green and inside every green economy some boletin need to have bettin inside every grain there are another hunt inside me every year there are 100 seeds will know who you are a foodie mania sha Allah multiplies on top of that for whoever he wants, the context of the IRA is you will take one you will turn it into seven every seven will give you another 100 each and on top of the math that you can do for each of those seven times 100 times seven times 100 for each of those and you keep going you keep going like that on top of the math you can do Allah has his own calculations will
allow multiplies in his own way above and beyond that for whoever he wants meaning this calculation is beyond human capability is this a context of weakness or power?
Is this a context of less or more so the powerful plural is used
when you turn to suit up to suit use of the king sees a dream you remember the dream fat cows skinny cows seven years of corn and the dream is interpreted and what is the dream mean? You will have seven good years and then you will have seven bad years is the seven good years going to give you unlimited resources are limited resources, limited resources and you have to use them carefully and you have to store them because you will need them for the next seven years so you cannot be careless with the seven years of example it's gonna be less it's not gonna be too much so you have to Russian Is this a context of more powerful a weaker, weaker in the weaker context allow us some good art in
the more powerful context allow us Cinnabon it's the same word. It's the same number. So the use of is a MKI Surah Al Baqarah is a matherly surah so the I are years apart on the tongue of the newbies on the law
They use alum use of heart when he decided that instead of use of it was usable. And when he decided
it was years later, can you imagine that he will think to himself years ago I said savasana maybe I should say savasana in here It fits better.
Is that capable? Are we capable of doing that as human beings?
Allah, just the way Allah describes a single word, a single word. I want to give you one more example of the regular plural, and the singular and the plural and the super plural. Just one more example of that, because it's a fun concept. And it changes your perspective on even one word, how's it being translated? How's that being translated? The word is Nima. Probably a word you know, NEMA.
What is the meaning commonly translated?
Anybody was lucky enough to be a friend.
When she finds out I said,
don't do that. You call it out, okay. Okay. You came to one of my lectures which means you should be ready to be embarrassed.
So means what was the plural of Dharma is Unknown. Unknown.
Unknown, okay, so Nima is singular. Unknown is plural, and then the powerful plural, the super plural. The gembloux Kapha. They say in Arabic principles is neon. Neon. Okay, so you have NEMA and you have unknown and you have neon. It's pretty cool in the Quran. Only one time Allah used unknown.
And then the one time Allah used neon, that's it
one time the week for one time the power super cool.
And what's even cooler is when you're reading the English translation, will they make a distinction between the weekend this powerful role or the builder just say blessings will just say blessings. You won't even know there's a difference. You won't see a difference in the translation. Okay? Allah azza wa jal talks about Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, very powerful, describing Ibrahim alayhis salam O Allah says Shakira Lee.
Did you hear the plural? Shakira Li n ami? He was that the week? Or the strong floor? Oh, that's a test. A lot of work. What should you say?
That's the week plural. Very good. Some of you are good listeners. I'm hungry. Like two of you answered that one. That's fantastic.
And their own is the week plural. And it was used for Ibrahim alayhis salam It is as though Allah is saying he was grateful to the few favors of Allah.
But that sounds wrong.
That sounds strange. When we think of Ibrahim alayhi salam, we think of him as thanking Allah for what many favors but the IRS says he was grateful to Allah for few favors. If Allah wanted to say many, many, many favors, he would have said shakeela near me, he
didn't say that. He said Shakira Lee. And honestly, there's a very powerful lesson in this very powerful lesson before I go to the other ayah. The lesson in that is, no matter even if you're Ibrahim alayhis salam, and you are grateful to Allah from beginning to end, and you are grateful in the way that that few human beings will ever, ever be, ever be on the face of this earth. At the end of your life, when you look back, and you thank Allah for the favors that he gave you, you were only able to accomplish thinking a love for just a few.
In person with respect to the actual number of favors he did. Human beings are not capable of thanking Allah, in proportion for the majority of his favorites. At the end of our lives, when we turn back, if my entire life was about sugar, I will only have accomplished a minority of sugar, it will be unknown Not that I was able to actually think a lot more. As a matter of fact, most people can't even truly think a lot for one. Now, what interval do near mattala he lot of suhar. The singular is used. If you try to count and truly appreciate the one near law of Allah, you will not be able to encompass it. When we do when we think a lot for having our eyes when we think a lot for
having a job. When we think a lot for having feet and having toes on our feet. When we think a lot for a tongue that can move. When we think of love for these things. We don't even know how much it helps us. We have some idea of how it helps us. We don't even know how much it would harm us. We have some imagination of how much it will harm us. We don't really fully understand the NEMA. We can only think based on our limited imagination. We can even do that for one. So it's pretty awesome that Ibrahim alayhis salaam was able to do it for a few
minutes. It's an account it's a testimony to the gratitude of Ibrahim alayhis salam but the other con
Allah azza wa jal says hello Tada. He says was de la creme Nana who was rotten Baba Tina. He unleashed his fevers on you. He unleashed his blessings on you. The ones you can see and the ones you cannot see. La Hara 10 robot in Latin Is this a context of fewer many?
So he used neon.
He is the powerful plural and these are not next to each other. These are years apart in Revelation pages and pages apart in the Quran. How do you keep track of what should fit perfectly? This this is what Allah azza wa jal doesn't know Quran. This was my first example. We're moving along quickly.
And this next one,
one of my favorites actually
sort of stuff.
Allah talks about Masada, his Salaam.
Then he talks about the Saudis.
Which nation was Mousavi ceram sent to?
very good. You guys are better than some of the kids I teach.
You know, sometimes you get scary answers. You know, I was a teacher, the Sunday school Hey, where was the Prophet born? This kid raised it in New Jersey.
We're gonna learn where to go.
But anyway, Musa alayhis salam spoke to which nation when he saw, okay, he saw his Salamis in the next tire. Which nation was essential
for the slide. They were both sent you. And he's like, Okay. When the law talks about Musa alayhis salaam, he says what is Karla Moosa? And he called me when Musa said to his nation, when Musa alayhis salam said to his nation, who was his nation?
And the next is his wife, Carla, Lisa. Lisa Maria. Yeah, Vanessa.
And by the way, Musa alayhis salam said, your county, your county anybody know what Jacobi means?
What do you cause me pain? What kind of people are you but you're my people. Why are you doing this? But when Lisa Hassan spoke, he did not say your call me. He said you're the
very next. What's strange is they're both profits. They're both messengers. They're both talking to the same exact one.
PATIENT So how can one of them says Jacobi and the other one in the next hour makes him say what
you see in the Arabic In Arabic tradition.
To be from a nation. Your father has to be from that nation.
To be from a nation who must be from that nation. Your father? If my father is Pakistani, and my mother is Bangladeshi, then according to that I am What? Unfortunately, even though my mom's parts I need to, I'm just saying, okay, like my kids. My wife is Indian. My wife's Indian. So I am Botstein. And there's a confusion in the household. So
so we decided the kids are Bangladeshi. Therefore
we settle the issue.
Then we technically because I am the father then they they will be worth
more than anything else. They're confused, but whatever. Yeah, no. And by the way, since I brought this up, I should tell you recently I know you some of you may have been bla bla bla, recently, I made friends with a rabbi. Now
some of you are getting up right now like to I'm leaving here.
So what happened was, I was giving a talk about Ibrahim alayhis salaam to non Muslims. I was talking about the place of Abraham in Islam. And I would give it I was giving this talk I know Rabbi like a, like a proper rabbi, one of those Rabbi rabbis was sitting in the first roll. And the guy was crying the entire time, the entire time. And he came up to me afterwards, and we started talking became good friends. And we, you know, we spent some time together and discuss things here and there. And we've had some pretty interesting exchange with each other. We I told him, Look, I want to be, I want to talk to you about Moses and Abraham. This is why I want to be your friend. I want to talk to
you about Musa and Ibrahim alayhis salam, because Allah talks to my my master, and our Lord in His revelation talks to your people a lot. Yeah. Vanessa. Yeah. Vanessa in Japanese. So clearly, you have some background. And I was talking to you based on your background, and I want to understand your perspective. I don't want to talk about you. I want to talk to you
I don't want to judge what you say from books. I want to judge what you say from you. You tell me what you believe about Musa you tell me what you believe about Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And they say the most ridiculous things they do. We have the most incredible conversations about about the prophets. And they will lie. I tell you one thing I learned from that and he's we still talk a lot.
We call him Abraham, they call him Abraham.
Right, and we will have a recitation, Abraham. But we're talking about two different people.
What we know about Ibrahim alayhis salaam they have no idea.
We call him Musa They call him new shade or aku Shea, but who we call who signs off on who they call. We're lucky when you read. And when you hear what they say about the same people you will say you're not talking about my Masada. He's around. You're talking about somebody I don't know who you're talking about. That ain't him.
You got the wrong address. Something is this is good. We disagree on almost everything. Almost everything. But you know why? I brought this up. I was talking to you about pseudo self. When the messenger says yeah, call me the other messenger says Why? Why? Why did I bring up the rabbi because the you know, the rabbi's hold the opinion that to be from a nation your mother should be from that nation.
They have that opinion. That's in Judaism in traditional Judaism, they it's a recent development, but they have it. So he says no, ethnicity does not come from the Father ethnicity comes from the mother. I said, Okay, Rabbi, let's have some fun that.
Musa alayhis salam ran away from Egypt. He ran to a place called meridian. meridian is Arab. You know that right? Rabbi was Yes, of course. It's
okay. And he met a man in Midian. And that man married his daughter to some loser married an Arab.
Arab, okay. Therefore, all of his children, according to you.
I gotta go.
ethnicity comes from who? My father.
That's why rabbi, you call your people the sons of Israel. You don't call your nation by the name of your mother, you call your nation by the name of your father. all of humanity is called children of who? either not however, we call ourselves other children of Adam. Why? Because identity comes from who? The Father, this is how it started, guys. Last name, Adam. That's how it started. And it's been that way since it's been that way since now, coming back to this to be from a nation who has to be from that nation. When Musa alayhis salam says, Yeah, homie.
You know what he's saying? Yo, my people because my father is from you.
never says yeah, call me.
Never says yeah, call me. He always says what? Yeah.
And he cannot say call me because if he says, Yeah, call me he would be saying My father is from you. The technical problem with that is he doesn't have a father so he cannot say he can only say
the Koran protects the virgin birth of Jesus better than the Bible. You have a nice life. This is what you call precision beyond human ability.
And I didn't have to write a separate chapter on why we believe that Isa his salon is not you know, born of a doesn't have a father. He can just make him say yeah, but he is smart enough. That's enough.
That's enough. And what do I tell you identity comes from home? Father, so we say about the results of Allahu Allahu Allah, Mohammed uniblue. Abdullah Muhammad.
Abdullah, right. Okay. We say for example, Omar.
Honorable hottub. But we say Lisa,
oh, Allah Bukit, because this time you cannot have another identity. Sorry, there's no father available. There's no father. So you have to say what, Miriam, there is no other man. There is no other person when you talk about them. And you say if and when you say a woman's name, except who isn't a salon because it's a part of our belief that this only one period. There's no there's no other place, you have to save nobody else. And this is also this is an honoring of Marian Solomon. And it's a further validation of the virgin birth. You know, in some renditions of the Bible, the first chapters of the Bible are the lineage of Jesus, and the husband of Mary and all of that Quran
completely cleanses the the messenger and
of this accusation.
So this was the second example that I wanted to share with you.
third example Oh, now it starts getting heavy. I was keeping it light for now. But now we get to the heavy stuff.
So little jumaane
you said before the law he matters somehow it will map in many cases could do in the Aziz in hacking.
Those of you who read the Quran regularly all of you know that Allah in many ayat and the end of the ayah Allah mentions two of his names. Allah who's a foreign Rahim Aziz and Hakeem as his uncle chicom. You know that right? I'll mention his two of his names many many, many times. The hour I read it to you again, you tell me what's unique. You saw before the law, Mr. Fish some of the Maliki Lucas do Silla Aziz al Hakim, what's unique
for a unique isn't it for names and I want to mention the basic meanings of these four names in order for you to appreciate something about this, these ayat. Al Malik means became first one going easy translation automatic means what the king and conduce means the perfectly pure,
the perfectly pure, and you can also say the source of all purity, the source of all purity. So a medic means what you tell me now, the key and produce means one source of our purity. Allah disease is the third one and as these means the authority
and as he is the authority.
And Hakeem has lots of meanings, but I'm only sharing one of each. And Hakeem is the wise, the wise, let's start over what was the first name in Arabic? And Manik What does it mean? The king and Kunduz? What does that mean?
The source of all purity, the ultimately pure, perfectly pure, and as these means what?
The authority and Hakeem means one. Okay, the first ayah of Soto Juma is about Allah.
This ayah is about Allah. The second ayah of pseudo Juma is about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, first eye about Allah second eye about sola sola Hardison who under the basophil Amina Suleiman home yet Lu ra him if he was a key him, Well, you only Mohamed Kitab well, hikma, we're in kandovan cannula field, what are they moving? The second Ayah I'll translate in a second is about the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of my favorite Ayat of the Quran, because in this ayah is a summary of the entire seal of the prophets of Allah harneys in one ayah, the entire serum, the entire sila. Now in this one ayah Allah talks about the way that the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam transformed society.
How was he able to do it? What steps did he follow? And Allah mentions four steps. As I mentioned, how many four steps?
Where did we hear for before?
How many names have allowed are mentioned?
And the messenger follows how many horses? Now let me take a step back, I'll stop and give you something to think about. Imagine you live in a time 1000 years ago, 2000 years ago, 3000 years ago, you are traveling on your brand name donkey,
and you enter into a new kingdom.
How do you know you've entered a kingdom?
at the border? How do you know you've entered a kingdom? What will you notice?
flags? statues, right? You'll notice soldiers that bear the mark of the king, you might notice a castle you will see certain signs that this is a kingdom or this place has a king you will notice the signs you understand a king is known by his symbols. You will not know a king unless he's wearing a crown. If a king is wearing a T shirt, you're not gonna know he's a king. He has to be wearing his robe in a crown. If a king is living in a third floor apartment, he's not a king
himself or at all he wants. You know, he has to have a castle these are signs pretty good indications that you are dealing with a king. So the first point I want to make is a king is known by his science. Okay. What was the first name of Allah mentioned? And Malik What is it mean? Allah says about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he does four things. Yes, the first thing is yet no other him is he he reads on to the people, the Kings signs.
How is the king known
by his science, and the messenger tells the people his science notice his kingdom. You see those
mountains over there as part of his kingdom. You see that son over there as part of his kingdom. That's how you know you're dealing with a king. You see the stars at night? That's that's the kingdom of Allah.
You know, he's known by his signs number two. Number two. What was the second name of allah by the way?
What does it mean I forgot.
First of all, the second thing the messenger does some of mahalo salam, the ISS will use a key him and he purifies them.
He reads the king signs on to them and he clarifies what was the second name of Allah, source of all purity? You see a connection.
The third thing before I tell you about the third thing, Allah says he is the ultimate authority. You remember that? Where do laws come from?
laws come from an authority.
In a house, the rules come from the parents. They cannot come from the child. Because the parents have what authority in the classroom, the rules come from the teacher, they don't come from the students because the teacher has what authority in a country the rules come from the government.
They don't they come from the people making the laws, the courts or whoever else, they don't come from the employee.
Because who has the authority? The coach, do you understand? The laws come from the authority? Allah says, Well, you only move Makita he teaches them the book. And the word book in Arabic Kitab is used in Arabic literature for law. So it's like saying he teaches them the law and law can only be given by the proper authority, Allah Aziz is the only one who can make it up.
He can cannot have Kitab without visa, you cannot have war without and by the way, the book, even in English literature, we say in for example, in American English, the judge threw the book at him.
In that does not mean that the judge got angry during the case, took a phone book,
and hit the plaintiff on the head with a vote. What does it mean? It means the judge use the full extent of the law against this person. He threw the book at him. That's what it means. Or when someone says, I'm going to do this by the book, what does it mean? I'm going to do this according to the law. That's what I'm going to just buy the book, you follow? So as easy as the authority, and the messenger teaches people the law from the authority when you only Mohamed kita what was the last name of Allah? That was mentioned in the sequence? Al Malik aku, Salah zS.
The wise, Allah says, Well, you know, when Kitab
he teaches them wisdom, where does wisdom come from? It comes from the wise for Names of Allah in one ayah for activities of the messenger in the second ayah. And they're each correlated perfectly. And it's not like, it took me 20 minutes to explain this to you, but allows us as
he just says it, what human being is able to think I just said four names of the law should correlate each of them with a verb and an act and, you know, a principle that corresponds perfectly in sequence to what I just said, beyond human capability, we're not able to do that. And a lot of damage is read by through we read right through these miracles right through these powerful observations. And most of the time, we don't even realize what we just read.
Most of you don't even taste what was just said, and will lie if you do, you're just left there like
You're left overwhelmed. This was was my my second or my third example. That was my third example. Okay.
there's two left to left. That's all I don't have much work for you today. It's so easy.
So I want to talk to you about the end of circle tomorrow. Also.
The end of so is the end of social jumar.
But before I do, actually know maybe I wouldn't give you a prerequisite I'll just tell you the story itself was little la sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving a fatwa Juma hospital Juma? Sahaba are sitting and listening. Now we know the the manners of Humberto Juma. Now what nowadays Make sure your cell phone is on.
Make sure it's full volume. Make sure you have a 50 cent ringtone.
Right? Make sure to have I don't know who calls you right during slot. But make sure you find some friend who call you right at that time. Okay, so we have certain of the hotbar nowadays that we have to follow Alhamdulillah
So, we're pretty good at that, Mashallah. And of course, there are the people who have so much stuff, that when they're standing in salat, and praying and their phone goes off, and it's an Indian song or whatever, they have so much stuck while they cannot reach their hand in their pocket and turn it off, we have to listen to the entire thing.
You know, it's especially entertaining during the hot and also silent prayers, we get to enjoyed when Fukushima
awesome, the best, you know, so we know the manners of the hotbar. Or at least we're supposed to, we're supposed to know, and make sure you were the last one to get there.
Make sure make sure you get there in a time, maybe catch like the second ruku.
So you can fulfill the accounting principle Li lifepo, you know, lastin first out,
also makes you should make sure you park your car in a way that nobody else can get out.
These are from the manners of the hotbar that you must follow. All of you are Mashallah familiar, we're, we're good Muslims. So we know these things. Okay. So anyway, the manners of football were not yet revealed. It was not yet revealed that you have to stay there, you have to sit there, the hope is part of the salaat. All of these things were not yet revealed. But the Sahaba were still sitting there and attending the hookah.
Now, this is interesting, because you know, right now we are at this, this this forum and this building and there's a convention going on.
And you know, there are different kinds of conventions nowadays, like there's a computer convention, there's a car cut, you know, what do you call those things? expositions car Expo, computer Expo technology Expo, I come from Texas, we have gun expos. Right. So we really do by the way of gun Expo. That's pretty cool. You see a giant sign gun Expo next exit. You speed your car up like a gun Expo. But anyway, when usually, one of these expositions comes by a little these expos happen, then a lot of people go there for business. Right? They're going to go set up their trade booth. They're going to make other business contacts. They're going to make some deals. That's why they go but a
lot of people go for what?
Just to hang out, hey, there's a car Expo. Let's go. I always wanted to sit in a Ferrari. Take a picture, take a picture.
Some people don't go for business, they go for what the pictures, the Hangout, you know, that's why they go. Now in Medina. in Medina, sometimes there would be expos trade expos, they would come by back in the day.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is giving us hope by the Sahaba are sitting and a trade Expo is leaving.
Now the people who are in business is very important to them to catch the trade Expo because if they miss it, it will not come back until two years from now, three years from now and they will miss a lot of business. And in the football, there are some business people sitting there.
So they decide I still have some time slot hasn't started yet. I should go make some deals quickly because it's leaving. And I'll come right back. So they left the hotbar
they left Dakota. Now when they left.
They left for business or pleasure.
business. But you know when people leave for business and there's a the expos are usually nice and colorful and there's like an elephant or whatever. Back in the day I'm seeing nowadays is beautiful colors, flyers, lights, you know, and a lot of people around there so it looks interesting. And even if you're not from that building, let me see what's going on. Here. Let's go check it out. So when you see a couple of business people get up and leave and you're one of the useless people on the face of the earth. You're a college student. I'm kidding, I'm kidding.
Then you say to yourself, I don't know business but I mean it looks pretty cool. Let's go check it out. We right back.
So some people go people first get up and go for business and some people go for entertainment. They go for entertainment Now listen to the ayah Allah azza wa jal says what either ot jahreszeiten Allah one in fabu in a a wattana Coca Cola when they saw business or entertainment,
they ran towards it they broke the group and went towards it and they left you standing there without a Coca Cola him and what was mentioned first business or entertainment. business was mentioned first because the people who first got up did not get up for entertainment. They got up for what business and they're thinking I'm going to miss the opposite.
dnn people to make the sale. So they got up and left. Okay, now listen, coma in the line Samia cola en de la hi yo min Allahi wa Minato, Jarrah, Alex, he reversed the sequence. He said what Allah has is better than entertainment. And because this will Maharaja teen analyze the best provider, and let's use the sequence in the same idea. When he started in the beginning, he said they saw business or entertainment. Later on, he said, what Allah has is better than entertainment and better than business. So the question arrives, how can a lead changes sequence in the Quran? How can we reverse this things like that? I told you the explanation for why business was mentioned first in the
beginning, what was it
because the first people to get up got up for business and second people got might look like fun, let's go.
But then Allah is not talking about that Expo.
The next part of the ayah is the principle for Muslim life.
The part about the Expo is done. Now that was going to teach us a lesson about life altogether, basically, based on that experience. Now, based on that experience, you tell me now, in all honesty, is everybody into business?
But is everybody into entertainment?
Not everybody's into business. But man, everybody in one way or another gets distracted by entertainment. So which is the more universal culprit?
So when Allah talks about the culprits that will take you away from the remembrance of Allah, what did he mentioned first, this time, entertainment. He says Colma in the law. He hi domina law Hawaii, one minute ijarah. Secondarily, from business also will level titled was up, analyze the best of all providers. Since I'm on the subject, I want to share a couple of other things about these beautiful out with you. You understand the sequence difference, right? Just a couple of other quick things. You know, I have this thing about entertainment distracting.
I used to have a job of chaplaincy. I used to be at a university and my part of my job was to make sure just to help the Muslim students on campus and to maybe sometimes leave the lead the hotbar lead the Juma prayer and there were like six or seven Muslim students in the entire campus. And I would go and sometimes go for Juma at the chapel, and it's a lot of time and nobody's there.
Nobody's there and I have to call these students in their dorm rooms.
Kareem at the chapel is Juma. Oh, yeah.
Okay. I'm really busy right now. What are you doing a halo?
bolus. Juma? No, no, no. Like, like, before, I'll start I'll be there.
Told you college students, the most useful people on the planet. But anyway, so
you know, so you have people are taken away from the remembrance of Allah because of what entertainment there are people, maybe in this audience. I mean, they're here by accident, or their mother made them come, you know, but like, you know, you're sitting at home, you got your ps3, you got your Xbox 360, you got your, I don't know what else, you got some other fitness device, and then you're sitting there, and you got yourself like Grand Theft Auto or you got yourself like an assassin's creed or you got yourself like, you know, Modern Warfare or something. And you close the doors and pull the curtains and you're like,
and that sun comes up and the sun goes down. empires rise and fall governments change. You're just in the hum hum. You know, you don't know what's going on, you know,
there are people like that they're distracted from life, because of their, you know, I have to rank number five, I have to get to number five.
That that will mean something finally Your life will be worth something. Okay. You know, if your screen name moves up a little under rank online rankings. But in any case, I want to talk to you about business really interesting. I had a student last year in my program, who's very successful businessman.
And he's been in business for maybe 1520 years. And so part of what he is one of his biggest customers is a Jewish man from New York.
And he calls him for 20 years a loyal customer. It gives him the biggest orders every single Friday or right at home but starts at 115 114 every single Friday. He calls him and gives him a big order.
every single Friday
and he has to say
can talk. Oh, why was Friday's prayer time? Oh, I didn't realize.
Next week, same thing next week, same thing for 20 years.
For 20 years, the thing I wanted to highlight to you the word Allah used in this surah for business Did you hear?
What was the word anybody hear? The Jara Jara but you know what Allah did not always use this word in the salon for business.
Allah azza wa jal says yeah, you have Latina Manu is a new DNA salata, minyama. Giamatti for sala de la law was a rookie Jarrah know what
they are. He did not use the word pujara. for business. He used the word vayyar. Before.
They actually does not mean business, but it means sale.
But it means so how many people in business over here? How many people in business like two people in business?
Would you people do over here? Okay, anyway,
get into a business, sell bananas, do something do business, anyway. But So listen, when you're in a business, there are lots there's lots of works. There is accounting, there is payroll or payroll hurts when you have to write the check. There's accounts payable, there's the electricity bills, there's the maintenance, there's security, they're scheduling, there's human resource management, there's hiring, and there's firing. And there's all these different things. You got to keep track of everything when you're running a business. Right? There's the stock, how much you got to buy, how much is left, what was sold, what were the refunds, what came back, what are the goods etc, etc.
There's so many things to worry about in business, so many things. And one of the most painful things. Of course, if you're like a business owner, and you pay your employees on Thursday, or Friday, I can you know, in America, we don't have Friday off. So if you're supposed to pay your employees on Friday, then you're Muslim, you probably got a job early, you're supposed to write the check at the time, like, maybe I should go remember a lot because it hurts too much to sign those checks.
But you know what, if you're about to close your shop,
you're about to close your shop and a customer walks in.
And the customer Didn't you know, some customers carry the little basket. But some customers have the big shopping cart.
And the customer is putting in things in the cart and is piling on and piling them in his hood but starts at 115 and it's 110 and I go kill cookie. He can he can do it. He can do it. It's okay. It's okay. And he pulls it in and he piles and piles it in and you're like
you know if you if this was the time to write the checks, or to fill out the tax form or to pay the electricity bill you would shut it down and you would go to salons
What if a juicy customer walks in
and he's filling the card is that easy to leave or hard to leave?
So business is not always its business may be easy to leave you know what's hard to leave sale
because the sale is what makes everything else worth it all the pain you go through in businesses for one thing and one thing only which is what they sell so when the sale comes like oh just a little bit late okay so there's a lot of this the second
phase is sales very important sales call let me finish this first lesson leave the sales call
for how am I gonna make my money will law who hired on was EP
that's not you Allah tested you with that sales call Allah tested you with that you know juicy customer and you say I'm sorry sir It's time for prayer I have to go we have to shut up Can you assure I can't just I have cash look at this cash
no one I'm sorry sir. We have to close the shop it's prayer time I apologize. We have to leave and alone we'll send you those you know he sent those two bunnies in that is
at the time that they were supposed to be doing the fish will jump out of the water they will jump hi wink at them and then go back in the water.
What you got what you got? It looks juicy. Ha ha you know,
they will do that. This is how lead tests will level up. So this was my next example now inshallah Tada. Oh, I made my way to my favorite example.
You don't have to raise your hand but if you can't if you if you raise it I'll feel good about myself. How many people don't either some could see.
The last example of the evening I want to share with you is I have some cracy
Okay, we're gonna recite it together. I also will let him initiate one over g Allahu La Ilaha Illa when are you? La Whoa, whoa, singer Tony wanna know? The Houma fisherman YT
fell in love evening. Yeah, banner ad him woman home. What are you gonna be a mineralnye ilari Masha was the CO CEO who semi Watashi wa, wa wa la de la v.
I told Kersey is made up of nine sentences.
Because he has nine sentences. I'll walk you through them. Allahu La Ilaha Illa What are you number one?
lotta Whoa, whoa, whoa singer don't wanna know. Number two lahoma fesem awatea we're marking out. Number three was number four Mandan that the Yeshua or endo de igneous number four yeah nama Vina a de Mama hongfa home number five. Then what are you here to nebbish a mini me in NaVi Masha number six, then was coo coo coo semi work evil.
Number seven, when I go home for a while when I need to have him. Number nine, nine sentences. The first sentence is Allahu La Ilaha Illa. What are you It's a beautiful sentence which ends with two of Allah's names, with what are those whose names and Hi, I'll call you on the living and the source of all establishment, everything stands and exists and is maintained because of Allah.
what's incredible is that the last sentence sentence number one has something in common with sentence number nine,
which is what Who was it? You'll have seen how many names have aligned Allah in the last sentence, two names on the line, the first sentence, two names of Allah and the last sentence. Okay. What's the second sentence? Before I go to the second sentence, let me tell you something about security.
Security guards have a very hard job.
They have those British guys that wear the funny hats at the towers. That can't smirk. That's a hard job. And one of the best jobs for college students.
But if you get into security, you know, if you're in security, you have to stand up sit in your booth, you have to stare at the CCTV for hours and hours and doesn't move.
It's the same picture. And it will look at it for 12 hours, eight hours. It's the most exciting thing you've ever done in your life. What tends to happen when you're guarding something, you tend to get sleepy, you tend to get tired. When you're guarding something you tend to use you see you'll see and of course you don't watch movies because you're very religious but you know, but in movies they have these things called movies. And in sometimes they have they have an action movie and is the guy's trying to get inside a place but it has a security guard but a security guard is
when he grabbed him, you know when he gets inside? Because he's the guys getting the security guards getting sleepy. You understand? Okay? Allah azza wa jal says about himself. Latta Kudo, Hussain atone, WA unknown. drowsiness, drowsiness happens when you're tired. Your eyes start getting kind of closing a little bit. You're not sleeping but you're kind of half sleeping like that guy over there. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. Okay.
What's your half sleeping? That's that's Siena? And of course, what happens after that? What's the next step? No.
First come sooner. Sooner is like you know when when you go to Joomla and the khateeb says in Alhamdulillah Allah Dena
By the time he gets you, honey,
that's, that's no.
That's no. Okay. So you know the difference between no drowsiness and then sleep, okay. This is the second sentence. The second sentence is these are things that creation has creation gets tired and it starts getting drowsy and eventually it falls to sleep. You know, or sometimes you tell yourself No, no, I'm just closing my eyes, but I'm not sleeping.
Okay, let me just close my eyes for a second. Because you're gone. You're finished. Okay. Now, here's the thing. I know something about sin. I know because I'm a teacher by profession. Right? So
being a teacher is you might as well do you know, a PhD in sleep sciences or asleep sleep studies because you see students like, you know how you people check out of a hotel, you could see their brains checking out
in the middle of a lecture line.
It's the best
This is the second
sentence about sleep about exhaustion and sleep drowsiness and sleep what was the second last sentence while Whoo hoo boom ah
guarding the skies in the earth does not exhaust a lot
when someone's exhausted, what do they get sinner end, no gnome the second sentence is actually connected to the second last sentence
he says no whom fish somehow it
he owns whatever is in the sky and the earth. Now, before I tell you further, you need to understand the difference between two words, two names of Allah Malik and Malik, two names of Allah Malik and Malik, I hope I can explain this difference to you, because it will make you appreciate these Iok like nothing else. Malik is an owner. Malik is an owner, manager I already told you today what is medic? key? Is there a difference between a king and an owner? Yes, you are the owner of your pen. But you do not say I am the Royal Sovereign of this imprint. You don't do that. That doesn't make a lot of sense. You understand? owners can be of small things. You can own a car, you can own a
computer, you can own a phone, but you don't you're not going to be the king of it.
kingdom is used for big things. Here's another problem. ownership. ownership is about property. It's about property. But kingdom is not about you know, you're not the king over a tree or the king over a piece of land. You're the king over the people who live in that land. kingdom is about controlling people.
ownership is about controlling objects. So the difference. Now the law says know who
he owns, whatever is in the skies in the earth. What is the idea about
ownership? The idea is about ownership and ownership. One thing about ownership it's micro so every single thing is owned by Allah. Okay? What's the third last sentence?
Was COO, COO, coo coo semi was he was his throne extends to the skies and the earth. When Elon talks about his throne, he's talking about his kingdom. one dimension of control is ownership. The other dimension is kingdom, both completing the picture.
Because if you're just an owner, you're not a king. And if you're just the king, you're not in on by the way, let me tell you the difference also, nowadays, in some countries, we have kingdoms. You can be the king of an island.
But does that mean you own everything in that island? No. Allah is the owner of all things and the king of all things. Both of them are necessary just because you own and by the way, it couldn't be that somebody owns all the property but they're not the king.
Is that possible? They own the property but the king is someone else. So they have property ownership, but somebody else has authority or somebody has authority and no property ownership. But Allah has Allah is Malik and he is Malik. The Malik part of the laws attribute the Houma is some iwakuma third sentence, the kingdom the kingdom of Allah was yakushi you somehow as well. Okay, what's the fourth sentence? Let's go back Allahu La Ilaha Illa que La Cucina Tijuana No, the Houma fish Tamati Omar, what's next man then the Yeshua or ENDA? Who Ellerbee? Isn't he? Let's understand this first, who will come and make shafa with a law except unless he gives permission. In other
words, what is shefa if you don't understand the concept because we use big English words like intercession, but let's make it simple. shafa means you got connections
shafa means that you are about to lose your job but your uncle is the manager and he came he said no, no, no, no. This is with me.
on Judgment a we are in trouble possibly. And then somebody comes and says no, no, no.
There we go. easy on them, please.
We beg Allah azzawajal to qualify us for the
Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. And Allah says, nobody will come for you. Your uncle, your cousin, your dad, your mom, your boss. You're not gonna come for you and gentlemen, Yala. Actually, he's he's
not gonna have another day.
Well good, you know, nowadays you can do that there with me VIP pass Oh, here we go inside. No, no no not over there. There's no VIP ticket. Except the only exception is if our games permission. So this ayah is about nobody having any authority unless Allah gives it to them. Nobody will have any authority and the only exception and the word exception is important. The exception is a former gives it to them you clear about that? Okay, when he funabashi him in me, they know nothing they can control they have encircled nothing of his knowledge.
except, me, Masha.
The fourth sentence and the sixth sentence are both about a statement about a law. And the only exception.
The statement was nobody has authority to make a case except whoever gives permission. They have no knowledge except
except whoever he wants to give knowledge to. Otherwise they know nothing. Well, I have a tuna Misha immunol me Illa de Masha. The two fourth in the sixth sentence are correlated. The first and the ninth, the second and the a the third and the seventh, the fourth and the sixth. What's left?
middle sentence. He says yeah.
Ad him. Mama alpha home, oh my God. He says he knows what is ahead of them and what is behind them
as though and he knew what is coming ahead in the ayah. And what was behind in the ayah. He put them in the middle of it is I know what's ahead and I know what's behind
who speaks like that?
Who speaks like that? Hon Allah, the way in which a law talks the way in which Allah delivered this speech and I want you to be cognizant of the fact. The fact is we now read the Quran as a book.
We read it as a text we say sentence number 123456789. Did the Sahaba do that. himself. Salahuddin Salaam says look at sentence number one in sentence number nine and two and eight and three and seven? No, because he was just one speaking. He was speaking the Quran, we are able to see these things when they're put in writing. The Quran was so perfect when he was good it was being given in speech. And which has no possibility of mistake when you write something. And when you say something. Oh, man, when you say something, it's hard to take it back. Especially if it's on YouTube.
It's hard. But if you're writing a nasty email,
then you can before you
erase that and just say Mubarak and then send it
you have a chance to take it back. But when you are when you're saying something, it's done, there is no room to edit. There's no one to fix. Allah azza wa jal revealed this Quran not in writing, he revealed it in speech. He revealed it in speech. You know, I've sat with linguists, non Muslim linguists, and I've shared some of these things with them. And they refuse to believe that the Quran is spoken.
They refuse to believe it. They say it has to be written.
It can't be spoken. I was like, you're right. It is written just not in this world.
It isn't, you know, it's not who it is written. But it was given to the source, I saw them as speech. So it would become very clear to anybody who listens. This cannot be from a human being. The last bit that I want to share with you tonight, and Siobhan tada is something that is it requires some very serious thinking. And I want you guys and I'll try to play it as best attention as you can. There's one last concept I want to share with you. And maybe I'm in a good mood. So I'll share one more example with you to one of my favorite examples.
But the concept I want to share with you.
You know, if I was to pick up an article about taqwa, or if I put up an article about a man or I pick up an article about Hadeeth, some subject in Islam, and I start I grabbed the mic and I start reading the article.
Sometimes in the Muslim world, for example, the hotma is written.
And the Imam goes up and he reads the hookah. Even if you can't see the Imam because you're one of those awesome Muslims who last to the Juma prayer and you're sitting by the shoes outside. Right? If you're one of those awesome Muslims and you don't see the man, can you tell that he's reading and not speaking?
You can actually tell from his tone. You can tell from almost like the sudden natural language because written language is very formal, right? You don't have longer sentences as I'm speaking to you right now, while I'm speaking to you right now. I have made
Countless grammatical mistakes. I have repeated myself several times, I have repeated myself several times, I have repeated myself several times.
If I was writing an article, would I repeat myself in this way? No. And actually, if somebody transcribed my lecture, they would hopefully remove all of the repetition. You understand? And I say things like, Uh huh, you understand? Did you get that? Mm hmm. But I don't like those things don't you don't see like he he, like, hey, like,
you don't get that. In writing. What I'm trying to say is when you're speaking, when you're speaking, and when you're reading, people who know you can tell the difference, especially
if your child, for example, memorized a piece of poetry.
And you've never heard this poetry before. But they memorized it. And they came to you and they started reciting this poetry, will you know that this is not something from your child?
You will know, like, where'd you get that? From? No, no, I just said it, I made it up.
You didn't make it up. Tell me where you got it from, you know, cuz you can tell this is not his speech.
There is a clear distinction between spoken word and written word. written word is far more accurate, far too accurate to be natural. It doesn't occur naturally for people, they hesitate and stumble and make mistakes, etc, etc. I'm assuming loss of a lot more either. He was seldom was among his people for 40 years. They argue in linguistics, that people have speech patterns. People tend to use similar kinds of sentences. People don't tend to make the same kinds of mistakes when they speak. You know, they have add ons. Like I say, you know, a lot. That's my thing. I say, you know, you know, I say that a lot like, you know.
So there's a pattern in speech, when Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam started reciting for iron.
Was it like his other speech? No. And can you immediately tell Wait, wait, wait, that's not what he talks? Nobody talks like that. I never heard anybody talk like that. What is that? You understand?
They don't see a book in front of him. They don't see the angel giving him the book. They don't see any of it. But they can still tell this is not from him. This is from somewhere else. This is not from him. So when they heard it, they would call him a magician.
Right? They would call him a magician. Now the thing with magic is magic is something you're supposed to see if I pulled a pigeon out of here right now. You know, I pulled out a napkin from here and I kept on going, you know, then this would be something you see. And you're impressed. Magic is usually in pretty much always something you see.
The Croatia calling this whole size of the magician, not because of something they see, but because of something they Oh, that's weird.
That's weird. They're so impressed by this speech, even though they don't believe
that they are ready to call it as impressive as magic. So we think when they call him a magician, they were insulting him. But actually, they themselves didn't even realize they were accepting half the faith already. Because when you call something magic, you've already taken a leap of faith. You're saying I have no other explanation is some mystical, unusual paranormal activity that's going on here that I cannot describe through science or common sense. So I'm going to call it What magic while you're already halfway there, buddy.
You already said it from the unseen You know, you're already making that progress. So this is one of the concepts I want you to think about inshallah, tada in your studies of the Quran. Like I said, when I come back hopefully hopefully, I haven't run this through the government yet by that I mean my wife
so if I get approval from the Ministry, then inshallah Allah next year, you know, we'll get it we'll get a domestic visa we call it a domestic visa back home, from our from the family. So if I come I want to share with you the entire seminar and the entire seminar is things like How come a lot of repeats himself? How come the Sooners are in disorder? How come the stories are a little bit here and a little bit here and a little bit there? How come the names of the profits actually, what are the names of the profits mean? Like What does musar mean? What does Ibrahim mean? These are not Arabic words. Right? They're not Arabic words, and how is there a miracle even in the meanings of
their names? Is there even a miracle in that? Subhanallah You know,
there are other questions like some people think there are mistakes in the Quran or contradictions in the Quran. Let's Let's hear what they have to say. Let's not get angry at them. Let's say let's say
do you evidence is when your concerns bring your criticisms, allowing them to do that? So when they discover they think they're contradictions?
Do they like?
Let's hear, let's hear it from you. Let's hear what you have to say about this book. And then let's respond. Let's do that. And we have to be people that are not afraid of criticism. Our book is so awesome. We don't have to fear criticism. We have to we have to be we have to be loving this book. And we have to be so confident in this book, I tell you, I'm motivated to teach this particular course, and these this subject matter. Because I did something for me. There's, you know, you already have the man but it's spiritual in nature. But when you get when you go through this stuff, it becomes intellectual. On top of that, there's no way this can be done by a human being. It's
just, it's not possible. That's not possible. You know. Now, the last example I want to share with you is not really about a miracle of the Quran, but the beauty of beauty in the Quran.
One time I was in an elevator
with a true Texan.
And, you know, the elevator were true Texan, and he turned to me, and he clearly realized that I'm Muslim.
And so he says to me, you're Muslim, right? And I was like, Yeah, he was, what do you Muslims get in paradise anyway?
I mean, this is an elevator pitch. My floors coming up. So I can't have a long discussion agenda with him right now. So I gotta give him one thing and let him think. So I said, drinks,
dagnabbit. What does that mean? So anyway, so now what do I mean by that? When I said to him drinks, I want to share with you something about skeletal insanity. So what an insanity, also called suit.
If you really want to appreciate what I'm going to share with you, I have to set a scene for you first. Now, some of you, hopefully, are social people. So you invite people to your homes. Okay, some of them.
But yeah, some of you invite people to your homes. Now what we do sometimes when we invite a lot of people, for an E, they'll remind a lot of people like at some special occasion, you don't have enough plates, and enough spoons, and enough, you know, glasses in your house. And the dinner table is not enough for everybody. So you go in the backyard.
Or you get a little bit of extra space and you get maybe rent out a table. And you go to the store and you get like plastic tables, plastic spoons, plastic cups, you see them talking about, and you you can't possibly serve everyone because there's too many people at the house. So you buy the big giant, you know, bottles of drink, and you put them on the table and people can pour it themselves. Self Service party. This is usual, you know, from people that aren't super wealthy, that's how they throw a party and sour This is normal, you understand.
But then sometimes you get invited to walima at some rich families will
like to do like, you know, they got like a Toyota.
They don't, they're protons aren't enough for them.
so you get invited to the banquet hall. And when you go to the banquet hall, there are no plastic cups.
And no plastic cups or glasses. And the glasses are upside down on the table before you even get there.
Right. When you sit there a guy who's dressed like a penguin comes to you and says,
And you drink it and he comes back and he fills it up again and you're like
a stunning problem because he keeps filling the drink. But the idea is now you don't have to get up and get your drink when you're in a nice banquet hall elite setting, you know rich environment. Then you have servants that are serving the drinks. The cups are already there. You don't have to go and find your drink, etc. You can see they'll say what would you like to drink? Sir?
You understand? Now that doesn't happen in our homes. Usually that happens in an elite setting. Why am I telling you this? Because the Koran when it talks about Jenna especially in Switzerland Sandra Allah talks about Jenna he talks about drinks and he talks about drinks three times in the same song.
The first time he talked about drinks he said in and abroad is Robin I mean casin
the righteous people good people along Medina Minh home, they will be drinking from cubs.
The language suggests that they will get up and get their drinks, the drinks are available. You're at the general waterfall. There's a table with all the light lineup of drinks. Hold on. I'll be right back and you go over there and you take your drink.
The other one, the other one, which will help self service. This is the first level in the lava Unum in Carson. Okay. What's the more elite party that I talked to you about? Do you get the drink yourself or you are given the drink?
You save the drink a few hours later while you stone Effie, her cats and
they are given to drink in cups. Now they're not drinking out of cups themselves. They are being served the drink we are to follow Him will Daniel Mukunda do young servants are running around Sir, can I pour some water? Can I give you some more and they're running around and serving your drinks? Fine. So this is the more elite setting. I love the fact that some orientalist intellectuals say well, the Quran, it spoke about people that were living in a desert, you see, and therefore
they spoke of drinks in paradise.
So primitive you see
your primitive dude.
To this day to this day 2013. You go to an elite party and what are you going to find glasses served serving drinks, allows us to put something in the Quran that is innate in human nature, no matter how advanced we get technologically, it's still there. It's still there. The idea of people serving you feels like oh, this is first class. What Why do you pay extra for a first class airfare? Because they come to you, sir. Would you like this? Would you like that? Would you like that? When you're in the economy class, see, they walk by and they kick your chair and they go by
this difference? You want to feel special? But you know what now in general I described you're getting your own drink and now you are being saved. So this is an upgrade. Yes. Is there any more upgrade available? A few hours later? He says what's up car Homura boom Shara bonpo hora their master Allah Himself will give them something to drink. A purified drinks of Haarlem Allah subhana wa. Is he how he upgraded? First you were getting the drink yourself. Then you're being served the drink. And then Allah Himself gives you something to drink. So hon Allah. So when I turned to my Texan friend and I said drinks
I mean it. I mean, this is something this is something so beautiful. Can you and I imagine even Can he imagine the honor of being served a drink by Allah zoton was takahama busaba hora that enough is a reason I don't have to know about anything else in general. I'm just going to Toronto was good enough for me. I'm sad. I'm happy with that. So Pamela, this is how the Quran those arguments. The oma isn't a need today, the oma is in need of appreciating the beauty of the Quran once again, rediscovering what this book is that is necessary. We have focused for too long on technical knowledge. technicalities. Only so so many Muslims, the only time they think about Quran is is halal
or haram. That's it. The Ayat of Allah and haram are so few and they're even. They're beautiful. But what about the rest of this incredible book on already know what it says?
Because the most intelligent man some a lot more, either he was alone was taught this book over 23 years, you already know what it says. And you haven't even read it once.
How does that work? How do we over we underestimate this book so easily, so easily. And I pray that all of us as an oma wherever we are in the world, are able to grow in our love and appreciation and admiration of this incredible book will lie. Every time I read every time I find something that just I have to stop and say, Whoa,
that was awesome.
That is amazing. You know, every time I literally have to stop sometimes I'm trying to memorize hold on that I have to stop and take notes. Because that's it's too awesome. I can't think anymore. I can't memorize anymore. There's something too incredible that just passed I just passed by. And my wish, my hope is whatever little studies I'm able to do. I'm able to share with you as best I can. And Siobhan tada and my hope is that you'll support the cause that I'm trying to promote with the law. If you're benefiting from being a TV, I make glad that you continue to benefit and continue to grow in your relationship with Dr. Rhonda, you can do us a huge favor, by spreading the word about
it, telling people about it. Because I'm of the vision that in the next five to 10 years, I like to think in terms of like milestones, if Allah wills, I would like to be able to offer, you know, standardized chronic education to schools, universities, you know, and I don't want to be a school, I want to help schools. I want to help individuals, I don't want to I don't want to come and teach you. I may not be able to teach you privately myself, but I want to be able to give you the tools so you can do it.
from home, and you can help your children get something, you know, this is the time to do that for us. So this was the brief message that I had to share with all of you inshallah, to Allah, I hope you benefited from this discussion. And I thank you so, so very much. This is the last speech I'm giving in Malaysia, and I'm really well, I'm myself and my team, we are absolutely floored and honored to be here. And I'm so happy for the things that are the good things that are happening here in this country. I know every country has problems, and you have problems too. There's no doubt about it. But the opportunities that are here, the opportunities that are here, I am telling you,
they are unique. They are unique to the oma, will you and therefore the obligation, you have to do something special in this country, in the city, especially in this because you know when you do something in this city, it will spread to the rest of the country. That's how the city is I could tell this is the cultural capital of this country. So when Muslims are in significant number here concern Muslims, Muslims that are curious and enthusiastic about learning their religion, don't take your deen for granted. Don't take it for granted. re educate yourself really initiate a discussion about the Quran, reorient yourself, you know, maybe sometimes you have a bad opinion about what
Allah says. Or you have, you know, you heard something so long ago, and it just made you feel bad. You know, it's so sad that so many people are spreading a message about about Allah's book that's full of hate. that's full of like hopelessness and you're going to jahannam like, what did you get that from? We can't do that we have to spread a message of hope. The Quran is full of hope. And I'm not making that up, you study for answers, you will be filled with hope you will not be filled with depression, you'll be filled with hope you'll be optimistic. You know, none of you, for example, should think that you're you asked a lot for forgiveness. And I don't know if I'm forgiven or not. I
mean, I asked my notice too far, but I'm not sure. cron gives us guaranteed answers. How do you know for sure you're forgiven. If you asked a lot sincerely, there's no doubt that you're forgiven. It's done. It's a matter of fact, it's, you know, there are laws of gravity. And there are laws of physics. There are laws of you know, chemistry, there are laws, just like there are laws of this too far.
There are laws of Toba, there are laws of success in this world, there's Laws of Success in the next world, they don't change. There are set principles. And the set principle is if you have sincerely turned to a lot, it's done. You're forgiven is guaranteed. There's no doubt about it. You don't you should not have to say I wonder if that was good enough. I wonder if it was if you were sincere, I was worried about what you're going to do in the future. Now, don't don't get stuck in the past. Many of you have wasted time. You haven't spent enough time. Maybe you got busy with other worldly things. And you didn't give this book the time it deserved. So what that was yesterday, Allah gave
you enough to be able to breathe today and do something about tomorrow.
Change now make the intention now. Don't be like, oh, I've failed so many years, nothing's gonna change. No, then you're saying you know the future. And we know only Allah knows the future, the only thing you know is the past. That's the only thing you know, Allah will change you like you would never have imagined. never have imagined. I know that about myself. So I know that about you. Allows origin can change people when they make the intention. That's all it is, is a matter of you deciding that. You guys are the hope of so many people that are losing touch with their Deen in this country.
There are people that are just Muslim by name now. There are people that don't pray anymore. And even if they pray, it's artificial. They're only holding on to them because you know if they leave it or if they don't act on it, then people will look bad at you know, badly towards them. This is not sincere Deen anymore. We have to bring this sincerity back. We have to give people a reason to love Islam, even Muslims, we have to give them a reason to do that. And when you guys when you people sitting in this hall, when you people become inspired by Koran, you will be able to inspire others. You'll be able to share that that wealth with others and say, hey, look at this. Listen to
this. I want to tell you about this. Look at how awesome that is. Look at how beautiful it was. Isn't that cool? Oh, I never knew that. I was pretty awesome.
How do you do that? Like, how did Allah do that? Well, he's kind of a lot.
He could he could do that. Because I can't do that. Yeah, I know.
I know. And that's just one idea. And he said bring a whole surah like this.
You know? So I as as we're leaving this country in shallow Tara, myself, my team, we're going to be making lots and lots of draw for you. And I'm, I'm absolutely certainly certainly for logins, the, the the permission, my intention is to try and come back.
And I want to be able to have a sustained relationship and be able to serve this community as in whatever capacity I possibly can
Given my obligations back home, also, some of you know that I have two kind of missions, I have a mission of education and a mission of helping Arabic studies. You know, and that's, that's the bigger one. Actually, that's the harder one. The short term is Quran studies long term. If we can educate the online Arabic the right way, man, we will, you won't have to listen to me. You won't have to listen to like me explaining the Arabic of the ayah you'll already know it because you're a high school graduate. You know, that's, that's the state I want the oma to reach. And by the time our kids are teenagers, they know their stuff. And they know it, they own it, you know, and they
have so much confidence in Islam, that when somebody makes a criticism of Islam, they don't just get angry for emotional reasons. They laugh because they can see how stupid their criticisms are. That's the kind of confidence I want to see in Muslim youth. I want to see Muslim girls in this country, so many women Mashallah here, wear the hijab with pride, and mix, it really makes my heart melt. I'm the father of four daughters. It makes me so happy to see the kind of like willing enthusiasm towards Islam our sisters have in this country really, I make so much to offer you every time I see a sister in her job. And I see lots of them in the you know, in the street lock in her eyes,
McDarrah like yeah, Allah bless these people. You know, because this is this is something powerful is not something small, you take it for granted. The world is moving away from religion, you know that it's moving away from religion, all religions, Islam included you in people have to hold on and not just hold on give a reason that people give to give a reason to people to come back. And I keep repeating myself, because I can't feel I can't tell you how strongly I feel about this stuff. I really, really do. So I leave you with lots and lots of doors. And I'm hoping I leave with all of your doors also for ourselves, our team, all of our students that are trying to study as best they
can, all the students that are trying to say this thing in any capacity anywhere, you know, whether they're under myself or other shoe or other scholars, other institutions. We make the other alone producers, people leaders in this oma that are worthy of being followed, that are sincere and genuine to the people that are that are open thinkers that are critical thinkers that are intellectual, that aren't narrow minded, that give a reason the only reason to be united and not be more divided. You know, this is what we want in our own mind. And so I pray for all of that as I leave you barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh