Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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it going to try and wrap up my recap of the IOP that I've already covered in a lecture series previously before continuing from iron number 74. That's actually my goal in this series is to continue from iron number 74. But because I imagine many of you have not been following my series online, so it's beneficial because you guys are sitting here, and maybe even some of the online audience to kind of get a recap of the story. Yesterday, I tried to capture some lessons from the first part of the story. The part of the story where Musashi Salaam is traveling with his own students, and they realize they've gone too far. And they've now started to back. Today, we're going
to pick up from there and capture some main lessons from this next portion of the story. Mind you, in my own lecture series, I have not yet completed this portion of the discussions on this portion of the story. So I'll only highlight some things as I've covered them thus far.
So for what are the abdomen Reba Dena Dena hora hypothermia and in our alumna, homina donnarumma, they head back towards where they had come from. And they both Now remember, this is the place where the fish went off in a strange way. But as they head back the then Allah says then both of them found one of our slaves I but then everybody, no, one of our slaves. And so Allah does not tell us this person's name. Allah does not tell us any details about this individual. In fact, there's even at the seed minority versus majority positions. Is he a human being? Is he an angel? There are a hadith that point out that his name is a huddle. There are different pronunciations I'll stick with
how they write. And then there are weaker narrations about why he's called that. So there's a lot of discussion around that. But our focus is not on all that secondary information. Our focus is why would Allah the clearest of all speakers who taught human beings Bian Allah who by and he taught human beings how to be clear in their speech, right, and he gave us the Quran that is moving by definition, it is clear and clarifying by definition, he chose not to tell us who this person is by name. And he chose actually to even use a napkin or form I didn't mean anybody. No, he didn't even say ferwerda Abdullah. Right, then they both found our slave. No one of our slaves I've done a slave
literally would mean they both found a slave from among our slaves. It's really also very interesting that Allah did not because from here on, you're going to see that Musashi Salaam is going to be alone with his teacher, so they're going to leave the student behind. So his role as a teacher is now finished, and he's no longer going to carry you shatter, but no new shot can go back head back now. It's only going to be Mousavi Salaam and his new teacher from here on out, but finding him is something both of them accomplish together. For the mithuna form is used the pair form is used of the verb to say both of them found him. Both of them found this is a significant
detail, because a lot of times when you find in the Quran, Mousavi said understanding with our own For example, He standing with huddling Salaam, but Allah will use Kala Kala Kala he said he's not going to say Carla both of them said other places Allah will highlight the presence of both of them. Sometimes Allah will only highlight the presence of or the role of one of them, which is Moosa and s&m. In this case, Allah could have just said for what he found him, so Musa alayhis salaam found him, but he said both of them found him this is significant again, because the student that had failed him in the previous episode, can actually recuperate and be helpful and now making up
For that mistake, right, so your failure does not your failure is that of a project, you failed at a task. But you yourself are not being defined as a failure. You can recover from a past failed event, and then have success in future events. What happens a lot of times is one failure is used to either you do this to yourself, you define yourself permanently as a fail, oh my god, I failed. I'm such a loser, I'm a failure in life, I'm just, I'm never gonna accomplish anything, and you beat yourself up and stamp yourself and tattoo failure on your face. That's what you might do that to yourself. And even if you don't do that to yourself, others around you can take one of your failures and then
slam you with it all the time. Right. And what Allah is teaching us implicitly, is that you can have a failure, and you get up and you restore, you make make things right and you move forward, and you can still accomplish good. And so he's now still an assistant and we'll say they sent him and he still takes part in accomplishing that important mission that could have taken lifetimes for what I've done. Anybody know about this servant? Allah azza wa jal told musar. Listen, I'm in the Hadith we learn he told him that there's someone more knowledgeable than you. And you could have had the Quran be more in sync with the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam. And Allah could have
said here, if I watch other men can Allah mean who
he could have, he found the one who was more knowledgeable than him. Because that's what he was looking for the one who was now let's say, you are LIMU, the one who's going to teach him. But no, Allah says he found one of our servants. This is an important distinction, the highest of all teachers, the most knowledgeable prophet of Allah at the time was on a sit on the the the recipient of the rod, even above him, there is a teacher, and that teacher has even a higher ranking. And that highest ranking is decided just described in the Quran as what I've done with everybody, not just a slave from among many slaves that we have, like justice, like the term slave in society is used for
the lowest status. Historically, somebody could be a farmer, a slave is lower than that. Somebody could be a cleaner, a slave is lower than that. Somebody could, you could have any job, but the lowest job you could have is white slave, that's the lowest you can have. But the slave of Allah is the highest honor a human being can have.
And, you know, when when when we become teachers, like, if I used to be a preschool teacher, I've taught all kinds of I've taught, I've taught Arabic, I've taught in a college, and I've taught at a preschool. Right, so I've seen all the strangeness humanity has to offer
in the classroom. But in any case, the point is, when you're teaching at a higher institution, if somebody is a professor at a high end University, it comes with prestige, right? If somebody is teaching you teaching even children, it comes with prestige, but not like when you get into higher education. And if your students are PhD students, you're hired Higher, higher up, right? So the the higher level knowledge you're teaching, the higher your prestige is. And here what is Allah telling us in the world of learning, Allah is Dean, this is a different world, in every other field of education. In this world, the higher up you go, you earn the highest possible ranking. And the
highest possible ranking is abdomen, a body not a slave.
You get to be one of our slaves. In other words, the the advancement in the knowledge of this theme, and the closer you become an I become to Allah, the more we identify ourselves as just another slave of Allah, among others. We don't distinguish ourselves on the basis of our knowledge. Others can distinguish you. Others can distinguish you others can say, oh, Mashallah, your surgery is really good. Can you teach me but you don't distinguish yourself? Mr. Tajweed is here. Everybody rise? You don't do that. You're not you're not expecting special treatment. In fact, if you study the Hadith, it's really cool. You know how they found him. He was wrapped up in a blanket lying on the beach.
That's how they found him and they come up to him and they said, and he just looked at him and he goes, he said, salaam wa sallam said Salaam, and he said, This alarm and how is there any peace around here? He he basically kind of trolled him. The first conversation and then he after that, he said, Musa Denise Mussolini's re Musa Bani Israel. Oh, okay. It was, you know, like a grand office or he was at the top of the mountain or laying on the beach in the blank and sleeping. That's how he met him. And it's it's violence designed. This was supposed to be the case, right? And it just another person. And even though cron describes him as just another slave, why? Because Allah is
teaching us through this a philosophy of education. The most knowledgeable, the most honorable teachers among us, what makes them the most honorable is their accessibility.
In fact, it's their it's their oneness with everybody else.
You know, they're, they're not requiring a special status, or to be spoken to a special way, or to be treated in a certain way, or to have certain uniform that when when they walk in everybody is Oh, he's here, okay? Sit up straight. You know, they don't need to have that. Because, you know, we have we have that in society that happens oftentimes, and even in the religious world, whether it's Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu doesn't matter, we, you know, certain kinds of clergy, certain people that have a religious title or, you know, status, when they walk by it is known that they just, they just made a presence, you know, they made an entry, there's an entourage, there's a kind
of holy presence around them. And everybody's like, Oh, you know, there's, there's this, this social status thing that we've created around religiously knowledgeable, and this is not just Muslims, this is in the psychology of religion, Christians do this, you know, Jews do this. Hindus do this, right. And in fact, Muslims do it to Muslims do it also this kind of reverence. Now, the thing is, I should have love and respect for my teacher. And you're going to see that musante, so I'm just gonna have humility to his teacher from the beginning. So there's two points of view that student's point of view, and the teachers point of view, I should have total respect for my teacher. But the teacher
should not consider himself in this position of superiority except in the role of teaching, accepting the role of teaching. Yes, in teaching, I have a superiority. in teaching, I can tell you what to do in teaching i can i can say, hey, you messed up, fix this. Do this. Again, I can talk down to you as a teacher, I can be disappointed in you. I can be proud of you. I'm talking down to you. But when it comes to eating, we're eating the same food. Well, I don't deserve a special Salaam I just have Salaam oligomeric, who sound like you, we're gonna stand in the same row in prayer and everything else were equal. What do we do unfortunately, if someone has elevation in one respect,
then we elevate them in every respect, especially nowadays, in Muslim society, you know, what we do, when someone receives the highest status in one area, like somebody becomes a doctor,
then the rules don't apply to them. Then their doctor Saab at the restaurant and their doctor Saba, wherever they go, they're the doctor, special treatment, expedited, you know, when people in many Western countries now that I've seen them up close and personal, when you make a certain amount of money, then the laws don't apply to you. And the rules and the lines don't apply to you the passport line and the visa line and the hospital and Doctor they don't apply to you once you reach a certain level of money. Then you have your own rules, right because you reached a certain kind of status. And but this does not apply this this has been negated in just the way Allah had Musa alayhis
salaam. Okay, you know, come into contact with his teacher, just asleep from among our slaves. It's also interesting to note that Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, the highest macom that he reached, the highest station that he reached, was when he was elevated in the Mirage, right? That spiritual journey where he was elevated and he is closest to a lot spiritually and physically now closest to Allah. And every time Allah describes the marriage, he uses the word I was
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so to nudge him in certainly saw when he raises me ticks him in the night he didn't say so Hannah levy Asahi rosu Lee, so higher levy as rabina v. At the journey that marks the highest position any man has ever reached is being described as what
so for me and you the highest place we can reach the most honorable position we can reach with Allah is actually
the problem happens the problem occurs with you and me when our study and our in our pursuit of learning Allah's Deen which is for Allah starts getting noticed by people.
It's so we're doing it for Allah but who's noticing people are noticing, and people are noticing and they're starting to give you shift status. Right? And they're starting to, you know, make you this holy figure. Right young man came to me yesterday said I make some good videos online or whatever. And now, I don't want to be held to this position. Okay. Yeah. Because that's what happens, right? This happened to me in New York, by the way, it's a New York story, I'll tell you. I was in Long Island many years ago and when I started giving a hug, but I was going through a phase so I used to wear a job and had a much longer beard and some some people consider this beard stuff ferula we can
discuss that at some other time. But anyway, much longer beard. I have a thought I had a turban. Right. And Jesus sandals, I was doing the whole look right. So and I would give the hookah and I was 21 years old, and I would give the football and when I would finish the football old men from different countries in the world would want to come in almost in ruku
To one to shake my hand and then they would some people would bring their children could you make doll for him and other children with other was straight up just say could you on my child
and I realized that that's because of the way I look, the way I appear for some seems to be I must be closer to Allah. Now the same person if I just after Salah took my stuff off and I went put a T shirt on and play some basketball with the guys outside
saying I will pass by nothing if I had my you know, spiritual uniform on and the same person will find us I like he wants me to offer me and my children and bless my car, can you touch my car? You know, like good? Okay?
Well, in other words we associate people will start giving you a position, you didn't want it. You're just doing what you think is in line with us or not the messengers of emotion, or you're doing something that pleases allies, and people around you either people start insulting you because of your religion, or people inflate your position because you're the two extremes, right? But that's what you get. And people start doing that to you. And you know what human beings are a product of their environment, if you're in a smelly place, the smell will come on, you're close, right? If you're in a polluted area, you'll get used to the pollution. And you know what, if you're getting
you if you're getting praised or being given a certain position all the time, recognized all the time, then you might start getting what started getting used to it, that I'm being treated in this way. Right? Or when I walk in, they asked me to lead the prayer. So I'm used to that. And I'm used to No, no, no nine.
And then one time, nobody asked me to lead the prayer. Hello, Hey, what's going on here? I need to lower my mask a little bit. They need to recognize who I have. So I mean, I'm still gonna say no, but I miss being asked.
Right? This is this is not a body now. This is not just one of our sleeves. And that's the that's the the beauty of this phrasing. The teacher is being introduced first and foremost, not as someone who will have a relationship with his student, but someone who has a relationship with Allah. And as a result of it, he sees himself and Allah sees him as just one of many, nothing special, nothing out of the ordinary. The other important thing here is and this is this gets a little bit philosophical, but an important subject to discuss. Allah told us that he will have Mousavi Salah meet his teacher at a place where two oceans meet much rain. The Quran calls it much of a hurry. And another place in
the Quran by analogy and Soto Rahman, Allah says Mahajan behind me, you have to PR by by
training, you have to write by now Houma Bursa, one Liberia, they between so he he fused two oceans together two seas together that clash against each other. And between them, there's a barrier that they refuse to cross, they don't violate that barrier. Right. I've actually had the had the honor of seeing that barrier in South Africa, between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic, and how there's timber due to different temperatures of water to different kinds of sea life. And you can see the two different textures of the water right on the right on the sea, and also how to love Maine.
But it's also symbolic of something Musa alayhis salam has been given and by the way, the knowledge of Allah and the words of Allah have been described as an ocean, in which surah in the Surah coolum cannel bahuvida done legally, Matthew Robbie, this is not an accident. If the words of Allah were turned into if the oceans were turned into ink to write the words of Allah. So there's an association made with the oceans and the word of Allah. And Moosa and a Salaam is going to meet someone where two different oceans meet. Now to put all of this together in a literary sense, bear with me, it's gonna get a little bit philosophical, the knowledge of Revelation, the knowledge of
the Torah that was given to musante salaam, the revelation of the Quran that was given to us from Allah sallallahu Sallam is from the oceans of knowledge that oceans of the word of Allah, the words of Allah, that's one ocean, the ocean of Revelation, this is an
But there's another book of Allah, not the book of Allah that has revelation, but the book of Allah that captures all of reality that captures all of reality. In Luffy, Kitab him in probably another aha in the valley karnala he has seen, not anything occurs, not any calamity strikes not any incident occurs. This summer, you will often foresee come, nothing happens in the Extended Universe, or in even inside of yourself. No cell is moving. No neuron is firing inside of yourself, except that's also documented inside of a book.
inside of a book that Allah describes, so there are now there's two oceans, two books, two oceans, the books of the book of Revelation, and the book that's captured all of reality, all of what goes on. So two books, right? And Musashi Salaam is supposed to go where two oceans meet, where he's going to meet a teacher who Allah has given access to the other ocean. He has access to which ocean Revelation the teacher is going to meet has access to which ocean, the knowledge of reality, the reality of things, Happy khattala shakaama here, the reality of things. What this tells you and what is going on, say about the two oceans there's a barrier and they don't, they don't mean because
Allah, the human beings that Allah taught revelation to they're not supposed to know the other side. And the creatures a human being even in this case, we don't know if he's human or Angel. We don't we can't say for sure, but whoever he is that Abdullah when he's been taught this ocean, he's not to know the other side, which is why in this narration, when he meets with Musa alayhis salaam, he says to Masada salam, Allah has taught you something I'm not supposed to know. And Allah has taught me something you're not supposed to know. Just like but you know, who am I but is the one liable? Yeah, and there's between them, there's a barrier they're not supposed to cross. There are two different
kinds of knowledge. And that's why Musa alayhis salam is going to learn something that is very different from Revelation
is very different from the books Allah revealed to profits, from the teaching of right and wrong from the teachings of Kabbalah and Iran, from the stories of creation. It's different from all of that these lessons are totally a different ocean. And you know, when you take a fish out of one kind of water, if it's saltwater fish, and you put it in a different kind of water, different temperature, very difficult for it to survive, you understand? It can't tolerate it. And so he comes from this ocean of knowledge where he knows certain things about Allah through Allah, His revelation, he meets this teacher. And this teacher is from the other ocean You see, from a
completely different ocean of knowledge, and he's going to meet them now you appreciate why we have to meet him where the two oceans meet, right these two oceans of knowledge are going to meet at the place where the two oceans he's really beautiful. So for water, the abdomen a body now how does how does Allah describes this teacher who's been given knowledge from the other ocean, the the ocean of haqiqa, the reality of things, the secret behind things, the secrets behind things about him, Allah says, I'll tell you now hold on. A minute andina is the first thing we learned about him. Allah has given him that he had we had granted him a special love and care that comes only from us.
So before you learn anything about this person, we don't even know his name. We just know he's one of our last names. And we also know Allah has given him special love and care. You know what that means for people shangela your three Arab say, if you don't have something you can give it. When Allah has given somebody love. Then they exude love to others. When Allah has given someone patience, they exude patience to others. When Allah has given someone knowledge they impart knowledge to others. When Allah has given someone Rama, then what do they give to others? They give more to others they are a source of love and caring for others you understand. So when Allah says
it, no matter mean rendina that Allah has given him the special LACMA that means everything he does, whatever he does, has Rama in it is my that comes of mercy and love that comes only from Allah.
And then Allah says, adds on well alumna who may lead to nerima, and we had taught him from our special volts, a special kind of knowledge alumna who would have been enough could have been this fall in lava. Right, alumna we taught him. alumna who Mila Dona ba fi llama con, he says, especially from our own behalf from our special law walls, and then this month rule would look which can also be considered him a freebie, if you don't understand what I'm saying, learn Arabic, it's not that hard. Anyway, he he taught him special knowledge, some special kind of knowledge. This is a laws way of saying that the knowledge of this ocean is not easily accessible. It's not accessible. And the
knowledge of this ocean unlike the knowledge of Revelation, they're fundamentally different. They're fundamentally different. You know, the knowledge of revelation teaches us to be grateful. Yes, it teaches us to be grateful.
But a human being could be grateful without ever having revelation learned. In fact, there are people who heard the Quran for the first time and they say this is what we already believed. their fifth law speaks to it. Their fitrah already corresponds to what the revelation said. In fact, Christians came and heard the Quran and said in kudamon copy he mostly mean in the Quran. They said we were already Muslim in our heart.
Before this, they felt it already. Right? So then this ocean corresponds with human nature. But the other ocean is actually special, especially given to certain sleeps. I won't go into the linguistic differences between andina and Milan. I've talked about that in other lectures, but it's suggesting that this knowledge is highly, highly exclusive. You don't get to have it. You don't have any inclination towards it. I don't know how many other nerima Okay, so now we learned that these are two different realities. Before it's better I established that philosophical base for you, before we get into the, it will make things easier. So here's the thing, in revelation of the of all the
profits, not just also the loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam, but the Torah is given to musala Islam, the NGO given Tony Silas and the revelations given the silence Sure, I knew Ibrahim, Ibrahim, you name it, the revelations, one of the things that revelations have is the difference between right and wrong.
All of them, they have a difference between right and wrong, what you should do what you should not do. It's always been there. And all revelations that Allah has sent have always encouraged human beings compelled human beings to be truthful and not be dishonest, for example, to be merciful, to be kind to parents, to keep family ties, there's some fundamental basic things that have passed down from one revelation to the next to the next to the next. They're consistent, being grateful, being being mindful, being just etc, etc, etc. Right? So in accordance with the revelations that have always been given, human beings know the difference between right and wrong. And when did they learn
when they confirm this definition? From the word of Allah? This is this is where we get philosophical, they get it from where the word of Allah the word of Allah taught us what is right and what is wrong, fine.
Whenever something happens in the world, whenever something happens in the world, does it not happen by the permission of Allah, always. And whenever it happens, it's the word of Allah goon.
And it becomes via goon. So there's the word of Allah, that is revelation. And there's the word of Allah, that is reality. There are two different words of Allah, I keep going back to two oceans, right? Two different kinds of words of Allah know, are there children that are innocent, and in pain and sick in the hospital?
Is that a reality? Yeah, it's a reality. Are there innocent people that are killed? Yeah, that's also reality. Are there car accidents where somebody died, who had didn't make a mistake? The other person was driving badly, and they died, the other person died. Yeah. And there are criminals who get away with their crime and are living living a good life. Totally. And every one of those things could only have happened if what was there, going for good, because none of nothing can happen without the hammer of Allah, nothing. Now the thing is all of these in justices, they look like in justices, they directly go against the other word of Allah. What's the other word of Allah in
justices should not take place? liars should be punished. Justice should be served in gratitude is not an acceptable quality. So in the Word of Allah, there's a scheme of right and wrong. And in the reality that Allah created, there seems to be a totally different formula where you see plenty of contradiction against the word of Allah.
If Allah says, This is wrong, this is wrong. This is wrong, How come he's letting it happen on this side in reality, you see the problem, you see that there are two conflicting things, conflicting realities. And this is actually the this story is the furans way of merging the two realities. Because actually, for atheists around the world, the number one argument the number one problem they present to any believer in God, most of them Christian do doesn't matter. The issue they present is the problem of evil if your God is so great, why is this happening? This happened? Well, how can we regardless this happened, in fact, Muslims say this too. In fact, some some Jews that I've met have
even a more interesting take on it. They say I don't I reject God, I hate God. I was like, what you're Jewish he goes, Yeah, but even hating him as some kind of a relationship so long as we have a relationship with God is still a you know, connection to God. Why did he let the Holocaust happen? Why did he send us into the Diaspora? Why did he let the federal you know enslave us why he uses why you do this? We I hate him. I don't want to listen to him. I complain to him all the time. I tell them I'm mad at him. You tell God you're mad at him? Yeah, I tell him I'm mad at him. Because he did all this stuff. I was lucky. But yeah, cuz you know, that's the kind of relationship we have with
God. So who are brave of you?
But I could see where it's coming from. Right. It's coming from Well, if your Revelation says that you are merciful, kind, generous. And then I see lack of mercy, lack of generosity, injustice allows just but the world is unjust, the world that he created is cool.
unjust, Allah is merciful, but you see plenty of mercilessness are all around you. Allah is truthful yet he's tolerating liars. He's tolerating deception. So how do you merge these two realities? How do you reconcile them. And yet all of this is happening by the permission of Allah.
This is what Busan a Salaam is going to learn about a little bit, and through him us because this is not a small crisis of faith. This is a pretty big crisis of faith. You all know that this surah is associated with the greatest trials that will hit humanity towards the end of time. Right. And that great trial if you study the Hadith surrounding that trial, one of its manifestations is that believers will wake up a believer and by the time or you know, go to sleep or believe by the time they wake up, they're not a believer, or they wake up a believer, by the time they go to sleep. They're not a believer, they'll have a crisis of faith. They'll have an absolute crisis of faith. So
it's pretty amazing that before this sooner comes to an end, Allah deals with what will be the most powerful crisis of faith in the story. So he finds this let's let's move quickly, he finds this mysterious teacher.
And then he says to him, musalla, Sam system halabi Rocha, Allah and to Alemany, shall I follow you that you might teach me? Can I please follow you so that you might teach me? In other words, I know that learning from you is not just sitting here and listening to you. The kind of learning I need to do with you requires what following? So you know how, for those of you that are in the sciences, you study the theory of engineering, but there's the hands on engineering, or you can study theoretically, you can study medicine, but then there's surgery itself and shadowing a doctor and residency and all of that there's the hands on experience, learning our religion, the revelation is
given by way of words, isn't it? It's the word of Allah. It's the words of the Prophet sallallahu. So that's how the religion is passed on. It's words that are being passed down, right? And then, accenting complementing that word of Allah is the practice of prayer and all of these other things, right? But this journey, this teacher is actually more about you following him, do what he does, or just observe observation. Right? So he tells him, can I follow you? Hello, Tommy rocker? Shall I follow you? I not entirely many, so that you might teach me mimma, alimta, from whatever you have been taught, what are some some right upright things. So Russian is important here, I want to know,
because musallam is always learning, trying to better himself in Russia being someone who's correcting themselves towards the right, towards the right course. So he as much as guidance, he is the recipient, recipient of Allah, his book, and yet he's saying I couldn't be more guided even now. I could for life saying I can learn there must be more upright this I can accomplish, I can steer my course in the right direction even more. So he humbles himself and says my motivations for learning is I want to basically I put it in Simple English, I want to become a better person. I'll follow you, sir, I could have more rushed. Right. And he's also saying, you may have been taught many
things. But the rush that you have been taught, I'd like to take some of that. And this teacher of his, immediately he knew him, I told him that it's going to be more 70 slides that tells us that he already knew him. So he's expecting him. And he knows what ocean he's already drawn from. And he knows that when you learn something from the ocean of revelation that teaches you right and wrong, when you come to this other ocean that teaches you about or that shows you the reality of things, you're not going to be able to bear it. So his immediate responses in the calendar Scotty Amaya sobre la you for sure. You're not capable of patience with me.
You're not going to be able to have patience with me.
He didn't assess Mousavi Sam's learning ability. And by the way, I've said this in my lectures before Busan a tsunami is actually pretty. It's pretty epic to say the Musashi some I don't think you have the patience.
Because most of these tolerated living under fit with a lot of sub musar they said I'm sorry the Israelites and slave before his eyes and not be able to do something about it for with a lot of Southern musar they sort of traveled through muddy and in the desert with a lot of Southern will sadly some spent many years of his life living out in Medina and not being able to go back to his own mother with a lot of Southern will sadly some came back and heard many insults from the from Iran and the attacks of the of the chiefs of the of the pharaohs for several years with a lot of Southern moves our nation I'm traveled the water across the water with a lot of Southern and then he
dealt with the hypocrisy of the Israelites when he was out in the desert with Munna and salah and the pattern and the 12 Springs with an enormous amount of Southern and his teacher sees him and says, Yeah, you don't actually have supper for this.
You're like, are you sure cuz he's pretty sobbing
He's a pretty powerful example of somebody, but his subject has to do with this notion
what he's going to learn here even someone as powerful in his suburb as Musashi Salaam, this might be too much for him. He can't handle this what and by the way, who sadly some represents all of us in this world. Why? Allah will show him things about reality that we all want to know about you know the question why how come Allah did this though? How come my brother got his green card? I got deported.
How come my cousin got married? My even my fat cousin got married. My ugly cousin got married. I come I can't get married.
How come this one? This one This one? How come my brother my sister is taller than me. And Allah made me shorter.
How can this help? What was a less reasoning? Why did I Why did that even happen? Why in the world you know one brother came to me recently. Allah protect him. He decided to invest I don't endorse it and Bitcoin or some some some bit something right? And he just he put $10,000 in it, and he got impatient for a week. He couldn't do it. He sold it for 10,000 he got it for the same money sold it for the same money. The next day. It jumped up to 10,000% and he could have been a multimillionaire overnight. And I ran into him at a shawarma place and he's telling me why did Allah do that to me? How come What was his reason for Can you tell me like okay, I was like, hold on, let me check my
phone. Let me see what was reasonable. I was like,
I don't have access to this ocean bro.
Nobody does. We don't know why that happened.
is Allah teaching me some? I don't know. I don't know.
You know, that's gotta hurt that's got to sting but it is what it is. So here what we're gonna see Whoo. Sally salon is being told you don't have the patience to deal with. Because what what you'll find every time Mousavi son has the same question. You know what the question is? Why?
Why did you do that? Why? How could you? Why, why? Why? Now, the revelation of Allah, the Quran, the Torah, before dg, all the revelations of Allah, they never answered the question What? Why? Why were you born in this century? Why were you Why were you born to these parents? You look at sometimes you look at your brothers, you said Why are you my brother?
Right? So you don't have the answer to why. And human beings really want the answer to why and Allah you know what Allah the answer to why is, trust him? Allah is the answer to why in the Quran in Revelation is Allah is Allah when Allah is Allah Rahim? Allah is Al Hakim. Unless, unless Allah is wise, Allah is to be trusted. Allah is loving and caring. Allah. Wait, so this bad thing that happened is still alive. Let me Yes, he is trusted. Okay. Can you explain No, that can't explain. Just trust it.
Somebody gets sick, we say that's the whole inshallah, no problem. It'll purify your sense. There must be some higher in it. There must be some good and some good in it.
You don't want to accept it. But the revelations tell us just trust Allah.
Musa alayhis salam is going to experience things. It's not it's not just the color of the lights. His teacher is, you know, you go to somebody to learn your theme. You're gonna say, I'm gonna learn the deen from someone who has better o'clock than me. Who has better manners than me who's about who's got more patience than I do. They've got better speech than I do. I can. When I'm around them. I feel like being a better person. I'm more calm. So he's, it's really interesting. Well, sadly, seven, he were talking and they boarded the ship. And they in the Hadith, it tells us that a bird came and it packed into the sea twice. Now crown chakra in the Hadith says, pack twice. And then he
took his teacher turned to musante. Salaam, how they turn to musasa. And he said, You know, my knowledge and your knowledge is like these two drops. And the rest of it is Allah's knowledge. Right? Which is really cool, because that means the revelation of Allah is just a drop from this side.
And the knowledge of reality on this side that Hubbard has is just a drop from the knowledge of actual reality. And this is important because even when he explains why the reason was what it was, the reason is only one drop among the larger reasons. So there may be made way more to the reasons but we're only going to get one drop out of the full reasons. The drop that he has been given the drop that he has been given. So now as they were mmm summarizing the story, as they board the ship, he's going to start tearing the ship open. By the way, according to the Hadeeth has happened immediately. So he imagined this, the your knowledge and my knowledge are like this bird that just
To the CDs drops is nothing compared to the rest of the ocean. And the spiritual profound moment where Musab a son is taking in that deep, epic quote, next thing, you know, he's got an axe and he's hammering down the bottom deck of the ship.
Like in the middle of the spiritual well imagine I'm giving this lecture right now. And all of a sudden, I take a brick and I hurl it at the, you know, here, or I started axing down this table as part of your lesson, you move What's going on? What are you doing? You know, and so he's in shock, he doesn't know and he says, I kind of thought, and he kept hacking away until the water started coming out and then at the bottom deck, so the people above can see, so they can't see it, and they don't know what's going on. And it's just
because you've done something so terrible when you're going to drown those people. They give us a Ryan, what are you doing this and he calmly turns to musante Solomon says, I explained to you you're not gonna have patience with me. This part of your education Well, this is a different kind of university.
Please just straight up tells you you're you can't you can't be patient with me. Obviously, the ship gets damaged, they have to pull back towards land. They didn't get very far. And massage I'm still shell shocked by what happened. They get to the beach, they see a child
there, what's your kids playing? And he's still like, trying to take in like I'm supposed to learn them from this person. This person is gonna teach me what's right and wrong.
And by the way, from the from the revelations point of view, damaging somebody's property, attempting to kill somebody ruining somebody's livelihood, all of these are haram or no. Absolutely, Haram. So musar Listen, I'm having a problem with it is because all he's ever known from the teachings of Allah disturbs him about what just happened. He shouldn't be disturbed. So what he does is the right thing. He does the right, he can't tell. Because when you have emaan, you don't have suffer for injustice. So when he said, you're not going to have supper with me, it's the right kind of lack of Southern we're not supposed to have supper for injustices. And so Mashallah Sam is
actually from the human point of view. And from a believers point of view in the right, he's actually right. And they get to the sea, they get to the beach, and he kills somebody, he kills a child.
And if you follow the Hadith literature, it's a brutal murder. It's actually a ruthless murder. And that's actually where I'm going to pick up from tomorrow, we're going to talk about that idea of the murder.
But today, because I delved into the philosophical side, I just want to explain a couple of premises to you that will make those those easier because then from tomorrow on, inshallah, we're going to buy a little bit deeper, right? That's 74. So what I want to explain to you is,
with this story, we're going to learn that the right and wrong that Allah has taught us the right and wrong that Allah has taught us is for us to know and us to live by while Allah created a reality that is constantly going against this
and you have to face the contradiction to this in reality all the time it is like
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So we have to we there's going to be two conflicting realities, and they're both coming from Allah xojo.
According to what we know, what you're going to see happen in the world will look very evil.
But we cannot see the way Allah sees things. Allah, Allah sees, he sees the entire reality. So in simple words, here's how I can explain it to you.
You know, there are a million possibilities, you could have killed the child, he could have hurt the child, you could have left the child alone. And you know, with every, every choice you make, there are multiple ramifications, right? A series of events, domino effect, right? So there's domino effect, if you kill the child, there's a domino effect. If you leave the child, there's a domino effect. If you don't damage the ship, there's a domino effect. If you do damage the ship, when you damage it, every action leads to a series of other reactions, right?
Think of it this way. If Allah somehow gave you the map of every possibility, with every choice,
all the reactions that will happen, and he showed it to you,
then you would pick the same choice that actually happened as the best choice.
There, there's a because we don't see the larger picture, right? So we just see the immediate incident. We don't see how it plays into a larger reality because we don't have the full map in front of us who's got the full map? Allah azza wa jal, we just see this one piece, and it's leading to one other piece, we can see 1000 pieces from now. Easy. It's a positive example of that is user friendly Sam, it's easy one to remember. Yusuf Ali Salaam got kidnapped as a child, yes or no
That can't possibly be a good thing. But if he wasn't kidnapped as a child, he would not have been sold into slavery. And if he wasn't sold into slavery, he would have never been falsely accused. And if he wasn't falsely accused, he would have never been in jail. And if he was never in jail, he would have never interpreted dreams. And if he never interpreted dreams, he would have never become eventually the Minister of Egypt to run its finances. And if he never became the Minister of Egypt, or in his finances, Egypt would have died. 1000s of people would have died in a drought because the only reason Egypt survived the drought season. And you know, mass famine, and hundreds of 1000s of
pea family men, women, children dying of starvation is because Yusuf Alayhi Salaam interpreted the dream. And so and by the way, his family would never have been reunited, and his brothers would have never made Toba. None of this would have happened if he didn't get kidnapped.
And if he didn't get some bad stuff happened to him. But if it didn't happen to him, the bad stuff would have happened to way more people, you understand that they would have the ramifications of the arm that would have spread is way, way more, there's no way for us to see the whole picture. Human being our minds aren't designed to see the whole picture. They're just not designed to see it. And Allah will teach us in this sutra, that there are situations in our life that people do things that are horrible. People do things that are despicable.
And when they do them, we cannot process we obviously it is unfair. But at one level, we should fight against it. At the other level, we still know even as we're fighting against it, there's a larger plan of Allied work. There's a two conflicting beliefs but they have to coexist for us. On the one hand, we will fight against injustice on the other even as the injustice is happening, and they're there, the unjust are winning, there's a larger plan, there's a benefit at work, even when the full size was, you know, injured or hurt and almost killed. There was a larger plan at work. Even when our mother I shoveled, the long haul was accused and her her honor was degraded. And for
nearly a month or more, she was being slandered in the entire city of Medina and our Prophet gets to hear horrific things about his own wife being said all around the city for over the course of a month, there was still but there must have been Hua highroller calm is good for you. None of the people who did slender were doing something good. But the event itself had some good in it because Allah sees what the larger picture. Unless he's the large that's the that's the reality of that. That's the happycar that human beings don't have access to. And that's what we're going to be showing like that curtain will be lifted a little bit on the source code of reality, we just see the
surface reality. There's a source code behind it in level show us just a little bit of that in this story. So inshallah, from tomorrow on I'm going to try to take on iron number 74 where we're going to look at you know, the shocking killing of a child and how that is going to give a reaction what what reaction Musashi Sam is going to have towards it. barakallahu li walakum filco Hakeem whenever any way he can with it with the collective saramonic what I hope to like