The Story of Samiry #2
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Salam, Alaikum, Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Before I begin, I'd like to make a public service announcement.
I've been giving gurus and machines in public settings many, many years. And I've learned some things that just only come with experience. So whenever I'm sitting in an audience, I kind of try to understand how the audience is situated every Masjid has its own culture. And I've noticed something about the epic Masjid. So I'm going to tell you an observation. Okay. My observation is that that that corner right there, that's the lower ceiling, that corner, I call that the teenage section. Okay, that that's different from this section, because most of you walk in from here. So the elders are easier. They park themselves over here more. But the teenagers, they like to be further away as
far into the corner away from the eye contact of any speaker as possible. And that allows them to do whatever they're probably playing a game right now or having whatever chat right now in their corner facing a wall. And the thing that happens then is they start hanging out talking, and there's a little bit of a noise that rises. And when that noise rises, it travels across the entire hall. So and I'm scanning the room, why are people talking to each other and I noticed no one is talking to each other. And then areas Oh, there's a teenager section. And the teenager section always, there's always the invisible corner where they can't be made eye contact with. So here's the deal. I'm gonna
I'm gonna give the dogs and by the way, this is something not just me, any public speaker will face they will no other than hotel Jumeirah. There's going to be some kind of a section. It's always like the special spot. So if I hear the noise from the notorious section, I'm going to pause the dose. I'm going to walk over, I'm going to make a kind request to you young men to chill out a little bit, and I'm going to come back and continue and I'm going to make you famous. Okay, so that's, that's just what I'm going to do. Okay. All right.
People think I won't do it. I have done it. I have done it. I've had people. You know, sometimes people bring their children and I love having children in the masjid. But if your child has been gifted with a special set of lungs,
you know what I'm talking about? And they're, they're staring straight at you going?
For 15 minutes, and you're listening to the lecture as if it is on mute for you. Like you don't hear everybody else. They're bleeding from their eyes and their ears and you're just, I just I literally I have done this multiple times. I'll just walk over
and carry the baby for them. Just let me help you out a little bit.
Anyway, that was just the side public service announcement.
So let's begin our bIllahi min ash shaytaan regime.
We spoke last about the story of Saturday we didn't really get to samedi actually. And we spoke about a story in the life of Musa alayhis salam that Allah has mentioned a couple of times this the central point of it, as mentioned a couple of times, but what's the central point? They've crossed the water, Musa alayhis salam has called Allah to speak with him to receive the Torah on the mountain, okay. And the young man that beautifully recited mashallah, I'm so proud of him. He recited from Soto era. And in Soto era, it's the same story that he was reciting from Good job, by the way, mashallah, when he was reciting from Allah tells the same story, but it's almost like it's
from a different camera angle, you know, you're looking at the same thing. But if you're looking at from this angle, you see something else, you look at it from this angle, you see something else, that's what Allah does with stories in the Quran, he will tell you the same story in one surah from one angle, then he'll tell you the same story in another Surah from a different angle, right? And you will think that it's almost two different stories with one common point everything else seems to be so different. And that's because Allah is focusing on different things in different parts of the Quran. So the part that I'm going to recite to you or read from that we started reading from and I'm
going to first give you kind of a recap, what did we do so far? I'll quickly translate what we did so far, and then pick up from there. So you guys have context and it's a good review for you from a few days ago. So we begin? Yeah, Benny is slightly but the Angelina Angelina comunicado we can Israelites after they cross the water Allah addresses them. He says we have rescued you from your enemy. Well, we're at dinner come Geneva rural Amen. And we have taken a promise from you on the side of the right side of the mountain, the same mountain when Allah spoke to Musa I talked about that last time. We've done that already. Okay. When that's done, I like Coleman, our Salwa And We
have sent down Munna and salwaar. To you the food, the protein, the carbs, you talked about that last time, right? Good omen theability. merasa, cannot eat from the good and pure things that we've provided you with a total fee and don't rebel in it. Don't become rebellious within your disk fee that he goes back to this. So it was a strange phrase, but don't become rebellious. Within your risk. We're gonna see an explanation of that by the Quran itself a little later today, for your handler, and they come Robbie, because if you do so, then my anger will be unleashed on you. So if you violate my risk, or if you violate my laws within my risk, then my anger will be unleashed on
you and then he says, Woman yesterday He probably forgot haha. And whoever my anger gets unleashed on then that person is has fallen, fallen could mean they have fallen from honor to humiliation could mean they are as good as fallen into the depths of the depths of hell. However, it can also mean an expression for they've been destroyed. The worst thing you can have is to fall from the risk Allah has given you and given me and we don't acknowledge it or appreciate it or stay within his bounds within it. And we've fallen okay, this isn't I skipped last time, but it's really important. Now Allah is telling them one more thing, a lesson that is incredible. He said, listen carefully,
what in the law foreign, and I am someone truly that forgives over and over again. A far far Island Arabic a syllable mobiola Aleta CRAR it's something that you do over and over again, like a curse sauce is someone who you know, a butcher who cuts the meat over and over again. And a hubbas is a baker who makes the bread over and over again, that's why it's called a hubbas. A yard is a tailor because he stitches over and over again. And the same way Allah's name is Wahab, kahar LOFAR same pattern for Al and that means Allah forgives, continue repeatedly, repeatedly, what does it mean that someone forgives repeatedly that mean that they're dealing with someone who makes mistakes?
What? Repeat it you don't have to forgive repeatedly? If you're not dealing with someone who messes up repeatedly? That only makes sense in that context. So when Allah calls himself a far, he lets the believers know the Israelites and by extension us, he lets them know, I know that you don't just make one mistake. And from then on, you become an angel, you make a mistake. And tomorrow you make a new mistake, and the day after you make a new mistake. And then a year later, you make the same old mistakes sometimes too. You go back and make same mistake, you're human, you make mistakes. And when you make those mistakes, I'm telling you that I will forgive over and over again but for a certain
kind, not for everyone. I will not give this repeated benefit to everybody who is going to get that benefit Lehmann taba. Manawa amela Solly Han foon Mata that was really interesting language he says, For whoever
repentance meanings, the meaning they really feel bad about what they did they turn back to Allah, what am I not, then they restore their connection with Allah, they restore their faith. Well, I mean Lasallian and they acted in a good way from then onwards. So okay, they, they didn't just make a mistake and say I'm pretty sure it was gonna forgive again. So it's okay. It's okay. There's always next Ramadan. It's all right. That's not their attitude. But then what the remarkable thing about this ayah is Allah says *a the fact that there are some matter the faculty, Samantha, after that they became committed to guidance, you would think the order is the opposite. First somebody commits
to guidance, then they have faith, they strengthen their faith, then they do good deeds, like the first thing is guidance. Okay, but Allah is mentioning the one who made a mistake, they make Toba, they restored their faith, they do good deeds. All of this means they already have guidance, doesn't it? And he said after all of that, then they commit to guidance what the but the first part Toba emaan I'm a solid. All of that is guidance. So what do you mean guidance after that what Allah is telling us is that even if I prayed, and I bet Toba and I gave sadaqa, and I left a haram, I did good things, I left that things that actually can be very dangerous also, because once I do those
things, I might assume that those good deeds equal me having guidance. That's just not the case. Those are good deeds. Those are good deeds. But that doesn't mean that my search for guidance is over. I already graduated from the school of guidance. Now I need to make sure other people graduate. No, no, no, no, no, I'm on my quest myself. So actually, as they become better, they become even more concerned with their own commitment to guidance. This is a really powerful thing, because very often in religious psychology, Muslims and other religions, when people become committed to a religion, and they start believing that they have transformed, and they start
believing that they are now they're reformed. They're, they're born again, like the Christians call themselves born again. Right? Or we say we've made Toba or, you know, Alhamdulillah, Allah guided me now I'm guided now I've changed now that you feel like you've changed. You start feeling like I need to make sure everybody else changes.
Because I already I'm past that I used to have this problem many years ago, man, I see myself in you. I used to be like you, but Hamdulillah. I'm here now. And okay, so you you left that darkness. But there's another darkness that you need to confront. And then another one that I need to confront. And then another one that I need to confront, you understand till the horizons of the darkness change, and I have to be remain vigilant. And so he says, the matter that this is Allah's way of telling Muslims in the Quran in many places, that we should never develop self righteousness, that we shouldn't consider ourselves beyond criticism. And one of the best litmus tests to consider
myself beyond criticism is I'm quick to point out the flaws of others or diagnose the flaws of others. Because I'm already I'm good, it's, I see this problem in you and that problem in you and that problem in you, you see, I figured you out. This is what Allah is, you know, the anecdote that Allah is giving us against that. So now, again, our review agenda and comida Musa, what rushed you away from your nation Musa, I talked to you about that last time? The discussion of leadership? Hula ecollar, hula.
They were just behind me. They were just literally just behind me. They are gonna follow what I left with them. They're literally following my footsteps. Well, I didn't do la kharab Binita and I rushed to use it so you could be pleased. You know, I thought this would make you happy. Allah Now this is the part we didn't do before. Allah in fatten Coloma come in Baddeck. Well, after you left, we Allah tells him, what we have decided to do is we have put your nation to the test after you left. That's what Allah tells moose on the mountain. We have decided to put your nation to the test after you left, while Albula homos Sam Erie and Sammy de this guy named a samedi, he has misled them, oh, he
came to Allah to receive revelation and to correct the ways of the Israelites. And Allah says the Israelites are worse off now than they ever were before. In your absence. I decided to test them and as somebody has misguided them now the first impression that somebody might get when they read this is that means that sounds like Allah misguided them. Sounds like Allah is punishing Musa alayhis salam for showing up early and he misguided the entire nation. But this is what happens when we don't study Quran holistically. Sula,
Ha ha is a long surah. And earlier in the Surah, Allah azza wa jal told Musa himself the first time he was on the mountain, he told Musa they said I'm done well for 10 NACA Fortuna. We tested you in lots of different ways. He tells Musa we tested you in lots of different ways. How was Musa alayhis salam tested? Well, we think he was tested when he had to run away from Egypt. We thought he was tested when he was seeing the, you know, the disaster of the Israelites. But actually, he was also tested with the opportunity to do the wrong thing. He was raised in the royal palace like royalty in Egypt, where all of the things that every Muslim knows are haram are completely halal. And so he's,
he's a, he's a millionaire. He's a baller, he's extremely strong, he has royal status, he's above the law, because he's from the royal family. And yeah, and that is actually a pretty big trial by itself. That freedom, and that that mobility is a trial by itself, Allah tested him with difficulty, but also Allah also tested him with the good life, the good life can also be a pretty hard test. By the way, the good life being a test, or risk being a test is already part of the theme of this passage. Because Allah already said that if you know don't rebel, within my risk, right, not ofI, he already told us that. So now he says, Now Allah is telling us, Allah has tested individuals, Allah
will test me with hard times. And Allah will also test me with good times. And the same thing Allah does with entire nations. Same way, Allah tests me in my life, the same way Allah tests entire nations. So he'll test an entire nation with economic disaster. And he will test another nation with a great economic recovery, and many good years. What are they going to do with that prosperity? What are they going to do with that economic revolution? What are they going to do with all that new development? Or their newly found resources? What are they going to do with it? You know, and so he tests in both ways. And he says, When you left, I tested them, essentially, with freedom. I tested
them with you know, like a teacher that has a strict teacher that's in front of the classroom, all the kids are kind of behaved, unless they're in the teenage section, but they're kind of behave. And then the teacher what the principal says, Can I see you in my office for a second, and the teacher leaves the classroom. And what happens in the, in the classroom after the teacher leaves, it's like a prison riot in the in the classroom, you can come back and barely find any desk in the same place that it was any chair in the same face was some people hanging upside down from the ceiling fan, all kinds of stuff, right? You will see that because actually, those kids failed the test of personal
responsibility. Every one of those kids could have sat and my teacher expects me to be here. I know where I'm supposed to be. I know why my parents sent me to school. I know what I'm supposed to be doing what you know, with my time here and my purpose here. And then the moment they see the teacher walk away, they're like fruit up and then they you know, you know what that is, they fail the test of personal responsibility. They fail the test of not being able to handle what freedom looks like they said, I'm keeps a watchful eye on these guys. When he walks away, now they're being tested with freedom. Now, the idea that the young man recited actually gives us a hint. Well, sadly, Sam was
kind of worried about leaving. So before he left, he turns to how old are they Saddam? And he says, Ochlocknee if you call me Listen, behind me, you're responsible for the whole nation. My whole this is my nation, but I'm leaving you in charge. So even by saying not Ochlocknee fee call Mika Yaffe call Mina, or his income. He said, Call me there's my people. I'm in charge, but I'm making you VP right now acting president, you're in charge. You have executive authority right now. But remember, you're answerable to me when I come back this chain of command. So he tells him that but he says whether it's a bit misleading, you better not fall into the trap or the other ways of people that
want to cause trouble. Don't move sit is different from facet facet means a corrupt person moves it is the one who creates trouble. Who makes corruption. So Musa knows that within his people there are troublemakers and before he leaves her room, he says Listen, hold on, I'm leaving. And you could have given him a bunch of instructions do this do this, do this, do this. All these you know the task list while I'm gone? The one task list he gives them is watch out for these troublemakers. Do not fall into their trap. You don't follow their path. Just be careful of them so he knows there are troublemakers there. Now one of those troublemakers is samedi, a summary this guy named samedi and
he ALLAH is talking to Musa alayhis salam. He's speaking with him and he has a beautiful conversation with
I'm actually and the beautiful part of the conversation is actually in silico out of the happy version of this story, the happy side of the story we heard in recitation, but the stressful side of the story we're hearing and so forth. So Taha, and here Allah has helped him Savary by the way, he's misguided your entire nation y'all Allah I came here to guide my nation. And the news you're giving is, my nation is misguided.
And it's my fault.
I came here to get guidance. I came early and because of that, they're misguided. Well, Allah, homos Samiti now if Allah has already named the culprit, right, because, you know, the Israelites, they don't like to say I did it. I did it. You know, they killed somebody, but I don't see how they were pointing the finger at each other. And I was a me was that guy. That guy was like, Oh, me, it's my cousin. And the cousin was like, nah.
Everybody's pointing at everybody. Nobody was willing to admit who committed the murder. But Allah solved that mystery this time. Because Allah already told them know your whole mission nation is not misguided. The whole trouble was started by one guy and Allah named him. So now Musa knows exactly who's who's to be held responsible. So you will think when Musa alayhis salam is going to come back? Who's he going to? Give it to? Who's gonna get it? Seven, he's gonna get it. He's gonna deal with a Saturday because Allah told him I'll go Allahumma samedi, now watch this. For Raja Musa Illa call me Musa Allah Islam came back to his nation of Gabon are extremely enraged. He's extremely enraged.
It's one thing that your people mess up and they mess up quite a bit in the story of Musa they mess up a lot. It's another that your own Rob is telling you how much they messed up. That's a double embarrassment. Your own Rob told you your nation is misguided. They've they failed a test. It was so easy for them to fall into the wrong. A profit stays with them for many years. And it's hard for them to hold on to guidance. This this guy summary does his thing for a few hours, a few days, a couple of weeks. The whole mission is misguided. Wow. You know what that tells you? Guidance is a long term project. And misguidance is a really quick trend. That happens super fast. Building takes
a long time. Destruction takes a few seconds, isn't it? Building a building is a long project, destroying a building is a couple of detonators, and you're done, isn't it? So this Allah is teaching us that misguidance deterioration in a nation. It doesn't take many years, it can take a few days, and an entire Muslim nation can fall into corruption and misguidance. Even if weeks ago, they were under the care of a prophet himself. So Musa alayhis salam is enraged. He's furious. But Allah didn't just say he's furious. He said se fun. He was also extremely sad and disappointed. It's interesting, you angry, maybe even anger is twofold. He's angry at them. But he's angry at himself
for not seeing what was coming, angry at himself for not going sooner. He's really sad that these people Allah has done so much for them. Why won't they just why? Why can't they just straight now? Why can't they do that? And he's also sad at himself. Why did I make this mistake? I shouldn't have come early. He's disappointed with himself. He's also said, I put one responsibility I tell Harun to do one thing. I told him not to let the troublemakers get their way. And samedi is the top troublemaker and Allah Himself tells me he got his way Come on out on God. So there's there's multiple dimensions of the rage and of the sadness when he comes back. But he actually first came
and he spoke will look from the Kareena we will see he doesn't speak to somebody first.
And he doesn't speak to hold on first. First he speaks to everybody he just gathers everybody it's your call me. Let me read camera boom done Hassan. Did the Job did your master not promise you a beautiful promise? Has it? Allah already made you a beautiful promise of Atlanta I'm a good one.
Did many years passed by and you forgot? Was it so many decades? Was it an entire era that made you have amnesia about the Promise of Allah? How did you just forget by the way, a few I article Allah was telling them I have taken a promise from you remember that just a few hours ago. And now Musa himself is saying Did you forget that Allah made you such a beautiful promise? Is it has it been that long that you forgot Allah Ali of Allah, Allah como Ahmed, and then he says, IRA to man your holiday come God double Mirabai calm or did you actually want that Allah's Anger should be unleashed on you? Allah's Anger
should be unleashed on you. Did you hear this before in these ayat Allah? is anger being unleashed? You did, didn't you? It's being repeated. Now Allah is telling us something, what they just did is that the fear of don't violate my risk. don't violate my risk. Because if you violate my risk, what's going to happen? My my anger will be unleashed and Musa is now coming back and saying, Did you want Allah's Anger to be unleashed on you? You know what that means? They violated within the risk of Allah, they committed a violation within the risk of Allah. So whatever they do, we're gonna study properly, because that's what it means to unleash Allah's rage on you. May Allah protect us
from his rage for our loved one more greedy. And you went back on the promise you made to me. You had promised me also you have made a promise to Allah. But you also made a promise to me. How could you do this? He he spoke to the entire nation. But then, it seems from the context is the Israelites were how many tribes? Do you guys know how many tribes 12 tribes. So 12 tribes have 12 leaders, and the tribes have several families. So some argue Israelite accounts are there were over 70 leaders of small and big families together. So now the leaders are coming to describe Musa alayhis salam what happened. You know, it's like the it's like the senators of the states coming to explain to the
president kind of thing, right, so they're coming to now explain to musante Sinha to help you understand this. Next, I want you to understand something about the story. They ran away from Egypt, they crossed the water, they took whatever they could. So of course, if you can't carry heavy things, so at least you'll carry the most valuable things. So if you have a piece of jewelry, some stones, some some important metal, some, some locket, some rings, some chain, so you'll definitely carry the valuable things. And they were afraid that in the travel in the journey, it might fall out of my pocket, I'll lose it, and I'll never find it again. So they went to their tribe leaders,
everyone went to the leaders and said, Hey, we're going to leave our valuable items with you. Because this is the safest place to keep the jewelry. So the leaders of the tribes, they kept the jewelry and the the expensive items of all the Israelites, whatever they had, they were carrying it. And it was a tough job because they're in the desert, they can be attacked by anywhere from anybody and where the attacker is gonna go for, they're gonna, they're gonna go for where the heavy bags are. Right? So the leaders were actually kind of burdened with the responsibility of carrying all that gold and carrying all that jewelry of the entire nation. But they didn't want that
responsibility, but they were responsible. So they have to do it. Now. Here's what happens. All Aluma o'clock. Nammo a document Kena.
We did not violate the promise we made to you under our own authority that leaders are telling him. Look, I know we're in charge of our families and our tribes. We could not we could exercise no authority, the people rebelled. The people came at us. And what did they say? Homina Ozar Rahman Xena, Tila cone, we were made to carry the all the burdens of all the beautiful things that people have all their jewelry and stuff. We were in charge of that. But people came rushing tests and says Give us back our jewelry. We want our jewelry right now give me a give it give it I remember that the you know, like everybody rushing to the bank to withdraw their deposits. So everybody rushed to
them to withdraw all their items. And we were like, what's happening? Why are all these people all of a sudden asking for all their stuff back? But we were happy because we're tired of carrying everybody's stuff. So he's this A in the wording of the IRS, HIPAA cosafa. We just dropped and we're like, good take it. Less problem for me. I'm not at least I won't be the first guy to get killed when the robbers come. Because if I have all the money, I'll be the first guy to get killed. So please, no, no, take your stuff. I don't want it. We didn't know why they were asking. We didn't know. And then turns out all these people took all their jewelry, and they handed it all over to
this guy named a cemetery. And his summary. Basically he will see what he did next, but they say and for Africa, Luca Luca summary and this is the scheme that samurai he came up with. That's what the leaders tell him. So the first investigation of Musa was first thing he spoke to the entire people. The second thing Who did he speak to the leaders. The leaders tell him this is what happened. This is what's going down. This is what you know what occurred, but then they they're still the leaders are talking and they explain to him for us Rajala home Edgeline just said Allah Who Who are so he took all that jewelry melted it down and he built a statue of a a calf a baby cow, okay, and he
built the statue in a way that's got holes through it. So when the wind passes, it makes a whistle.
Holding sound. Oh, that's pretty good. And I'll practice before I came here.
And when they heard it, they're like, did the cow just say Moo? Ah,
that's, it's, it's a miracle. This is a, this is, you know, we they see miracles from Musa alayhis salam, right? They've seen miracles mumble salsa, and now they see this cow going, Oh, and you're like, whoa this is. But then he says for Callooh and this is where somebody played his game. The people were convinced they gave it to him and they said how that ilaha illa. Who Musa Fantasea they said this is your God. And this is Musa God Musa just forgot.
Musa I don't know what happened to him, he went off in the mountains. But actually our real god is this.
And the question then comes How did people become from because Islam makes you smart? The reality is, at least it's supposed to? How do they go from smart? To so stupid so quickly? That's an important question. Because sometimes you have to look at people in your own family and say, what happened? How did you go from this to this? Sometimes you find people that are highly intellectual, really smart in their field. They're a doctor, they're a PhD, they're an engineer. They run their business. They're so smart. And when it comes to their Deen, they believe in the stupidest thing that violates the most basic principles of Islam, and they're so superstitious, and they say the
most vile Shirky things and you're like,
but you're so smart, though. How did you
I don't see the connection. Sam, and we have to understand this piece. The word the operative word here is the agent. Agent. Agent is a baby calf. But the engine is also from the etymology of agile, which means to rush which is the same word used in these ayat when Musa alayhis salam was questioned by Allah and Allah azza wa jal said my agenda and call mica yeah Musa agenda. So there is Agent there to write an agenda to him. So he says, you know, alum, Cooper, Abu Hassan Al Fatah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah,
the long period pass over you what does that mean? Why did you do or why did you do Agile with the agent? It's a play on words. But why is that? Because this is the key. And I've talked about this before, but I really want you to understand it here. Our religion Islam is different from every other religion on the face of this earth in many ways. But one of those ways is our religion is not a way to place orders with Allah. and place our demands with Allah and expected delivery on it within a schedule like you place an order on Amazon, and you're expecting delivery are doulas or not I made dua, on the 27th of Ramadan. It's been like three days. And they're still not saying yes to
my marriage proposal. I don't understand. Like.
I mean, I did it like every after every record, I did it every second I did it. And still, I don't understand how come Allah is not answering my door. You know what that is, I did my part. Now it's time for Allah to do his part. And if he better do it on a schedule, he better do it on the schedule. You know what other religions they see their relationship with their god or their gods as a way of making their wishes. That's why people are willing to walk up 10,000 Steps on a mountain to see a statue all the way on top and say, Please let my cow have give the best milk in the village. I just really need to be the number one. I need to be the dairy king of my village. And then they'll
come back down. Because that was guaranteed right there hoping that things work out in this life. That's the relationship with their religion. Musa Allah instead of our religion we turn to Allah not our number one relationship with Allah is not to get what we want in this life. Allah keeps telling us in this in the Quran over and over again, this life is temporary, it's filled, it's filled with tests. I will test you with good I will test you with bad he keeps telling us this to give us personal and the next life is the ultimate life. Why is he saying this over and over again? Because you shouldn't get obsessed with what? This life? Man kinda you need to Angela even Allah says people
who just want this life, they want immediate results. They want something solved immediately. But the people of the Israelites had seen religions in Egypt, and they had been influenced by other cultures where people go and want their wishes and they go to their gods and they make their wishes and Musa alayhis salam has gone he's gone for more than 30 days. And they're like, I mean, yeah, I gotta we, how are we gonna get God to answer our prayers? How's it gonna work? Well, you know, there is something we can do. We don't have to leave as
but not all the practices that we saw not all of them were wrong.
I mean, the Egyptians built huge temples they built the world's greatest empire you think they were stupid? How can they be so their religion wasn't entirely dumb, some things of it were good. Some things I've had may have have some resonance of some some value. So summary takes this idea and says, you know, actually, this is not this is still you, this doesn't make you a mushrik you're still Muslim. You're still part of this Oma. But this is also a way to get your prayers answered. It's okay. It's not really sure don't worry about it. Why are they so keen to answer this call? Because it's a quick way to get your wishes answered.
That's that's the the appeal of it all. Something visual in front of them. In fact, I told you last time they saw other people having idols and said could you make us one of those? Those are pretty good. Right? Now Musa alayhis salam comes back and he says and now Allah comments here actually, the leaders are still explaining what happened but Allah comments in the middle of Allah Allah Allah God lay him colon. While I'm young, Nicola Lohan Barranquilla, Anna van, don't they see that they cannot respond to them in any way, and they can't control any benefit or any any harm or any benefit. How did how did they not see that they saw the world's mightiest King unable to harm them. They saw the
world's mightiest military drowned in front of their eyes and couldn't benefit themselves. They saw that with Iran, and now they can turn to false gods like that. Before we learn more about the Israelites, I my purpose of sharing these ayat with you is I have to learn about myself and you have to learn about yourself. We have to give up placing false hope, in elements from other religions that we have actually introduced into Islam, into Muslim society. There are many, many Muslim societies in the world, and cultures where you and I have been raised, or practices have made their way into Islam very subtly, very slowly, that have actually nothing to do with Islam. And a lot of
them have to do with getting your prayers and your wishes answered. You can go to places in the world where some married couple cannot have a child or when they have a child, they keep having a daughter a start for Allah, how can you have a daughter right? So you need a son. So you will go to somebody, some kind of summary. Because there's some this summary is a representation of the summary industry. It's an entire industry.
They'll go to that summary and say, making diets not working. What should I do? He says hold on, let me contact the gyms
and you'll say hey, here's a mini here's a Snickers mini wrap it up and you know aluminum foil and wrap it up around your arm and blow on it every morning and do this for 35 days and you will have to invoice
and you'll see women walking around with Snickers bars or whatever they do.
What are you doing this? Don't Don't touch that don't touch that.
I'm gonna tell them here. We're this amulet. If you take it off, your children will die.
And some lady's got like infections on her wrist and the doctor simply said, no, no, no, I love my son.
And and this is not happening in some pagan society for 1000s and 1000s of years ago. This is happening in the homes of people that say that Allah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, why? Because Allah told us about samedi because Salman he created a business out of people's wishes and desires. And he wants to mix religion with it and create this industry where people come to him and they want to create these fake miracles or special effects and all of that so that people will be drawn towards that. This is an entire thing. By the way. Some very interesting names samedi.
A few generations later, after the kingdom of Solomon, Solomon, Alexander's many generations after In Jewish tradition, Judea and Israel were two different kingdoms. And actually within one of their kingdoms, the king introduced the worship of calves used to build statues of golden calves and all around temples. And they were the Muslims of that time. By the way, mind you, they were the Muslims of that time, and he was ordering the building of statues. And that was actually in Samuel Rob. Okay. They're called the Sumerians and biblical literature this study the Sumerians they came generations later, perhaps the word of somebody is actually telling us this one guys. misguidance
that became a trend gave birth to an entire civilization down the road that was worshipping calves within the Israelites who were the Muslims of that time. And what that teaches us one person's misguidance in one lifetime, 10 generations later could be an entire nation.
We have to be careful how we practice our religion. Because the way you practice your religion isn't just about you, it may be about a million people a 500 years from now.
Your your actions can actually impact millions of people in the future that you don't know. Just like somebody became Muslim 1000 years ago, and we don't know how many hundreds of 1000s of children belong in that family tree because of that one person shahada, and how many of them are Allama and scholars and who fall under art and God knows what have they brought to the Ummah from one young man taking a shahada 1000s of years ago, 1000 years ago, years ago, the same way when someone goes down the path of Shiva or COVID, or disobedience falls into a samedi trap. What's gonna happen five generations later 10 generations later you understand? So this is actually a lesson Allah has
embedded by just even inserting the name of samedi now.
Well I've got the color the home Harun and then the he hasn't talked to her on yet Musa is only talking to her right now. The leaders and the leader said by the way, how don't talk to them. They're telling Haroon by the way he spoke he tried to fix them and he said I've been called Jaco me into my foot into me you people are being tested by this don't fall into this trap. In Naropa, como Rama and Fatima Rooney, your master is a Rama and your your God is a Rama? He could have said in narangba Kamala, but he didn't say Allah He said, Rama, why? Because they're looking for care and love and blessings right now. And Allah says, Why are you looking in the wrong place? You worship
Ramadan? You don't need a replacement for his Rama anywhere else. Come on what's wrong with you? And he tried to correct them. The by the way, the leaders are also telling him in between the lines we tried to stop them. We couldn't who were we even Harun couldn't stop them. I mean, why are you yelling at us? How old couldn't even stop them? He was talking to them and they still did what they did
so and so he says, The only way to please follow me obey me How do not listen I'm sad to them. And they said to him, this is such a Harun Musa was gone. They said to Harun Alex, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah He rkV we are sitting here doing our worship, had Diageo, Elena Musa until Musa comes back. Who are you? What do you think you're thinking Musa?
So where's your staff? Hmm? I don't see you parting water. You know what that is? This is a powerful lesson in the Quran, that not all leaders have the same influence.
Not all leaders are the same. Not everybody can be Musa. Harun cannot be Musa Musa Hassan. When Musa alayhis salam is there even though they mess around? Everybody's still overall in line? Musa goes for a few days, A prophet is in charge, isn't it? Harun is a prophet isn't he? But does he have control over them anymore? No, no. Even within prophets, Allah gave some the power of influence more than others.
The same way, in our in our deen in our history, some people will have more ability to lead than others. You could have in a family, someone who's a great scholar, a great leader, a great influencer of for hail, great authority, people listen to him. And his own children. Nobody listens to them.
His own brother, nobody listens to them. They can't they can't keep up with that legacy. You see this in the world of business. Somebody created a business launched the business took it went public, all of it. He's the CEO now, when the CEO dies, somebody else takes his place as a business the same anymore. No, it drops, right. It's not that level of influence and authority anymore. So we don't blame on this leadership. They just don't even know what they're doing. Somebody could be commenting, you know, how Ron just doesn't have the stuff.
Masala, Sam's got the stuff, you know, he knows how to fix it. Why don't you just can't do it? No, Allah gives this this this ability and this power to impact people and have authority over people. It doesn't come from a person. It actually comes from where it comes from Allah and sometimes one of the tests of a nation is on one of the great fitness of a nation is when they stop having any regard for their leader, because then they fall into chaos. Right? Even if the leader is sincere, he's just not strong enough to stop anything from happening. They're not going to listen to him. This happened in the in the history of the Israelites Jacoba. His Saddam was the head of the household. He is the
Father. He has 12 sons, right? And he doesn't have any control over his sons, even though he's the head of the household. You see that? On the flip side, you find people like Musa al Islam who has control who has an even though he has control over some very rowdy people and they give him a hard time and if you
So in the biblical account, they even tried to kill him multiple times. Actually, that happened to the Quran doesn't go that far. The Quran says limit to loony. Why do you cause me pain? They caused him pain. That's what the Quran says they mocked him caused him pain, but still he had a level of authority. And perhaps also because he was physically also very intimidating, because we know what his punch can do. Right? So I don't want to mess with him too much. You know? So anyway, so now they say even harder when he couldn't stop them. nomina aka if so now Musa Ali's comes to heart on his third stop. First the whole nation second leaders third who, Harun but Allah didn't tell him about
the nation didn't tell him about the leaders tell him tell him about Harun. Who did Allah tell him about? Oh, somebody is going to be the final stop. He's not he's not starting there. Because the criminal is the criminal fine. But the criminal could never have succeeded. If the community didn't fail to begin with.
The community was first responsible, you will think the leader should be responsible. No, you are all responsible. And then who's above you, the immediate leadership was responsible. And then above you, the presidential leadership was responsible, then we'll go after the criminals. First we have to understand where was the problem of within our own ranks before we go and blame the criminal. So when, for example, there's a problem in in the Muslim or in the Muslim ummah, and there's an enemy from the outside are some criminals some culprit, okay? They're the culprit, fine, but the culprit can't succeed and continue to get away with their crimes until the people become lacks enough. And
there's enough subscribers to their wrongdoing that allow that to happen, you see, and that's the first line. That's the first thing that has to be addressed. If you say, Oh, these people are spreading ignorance. These people are spreading ignorance in the Ummah we have to stop them. Hold on. That's step number four. That's summary. That's step number four. First we have to educate the Ummah, so they don't become victims of ignorance. If you educate them well enough, then you don't have to worry about somebody having a business. If all of the people had a good knowledge of Torah and a good sense of tarbiyah and Simon, you wouldn't have any customers. So you go to them first,
and then those above them and then those above them, and then finally he's gonna come to somebody anyway, so he turns to heroin. And he says, caller Yeah, hello, Mama Anna, AKA a homebody. What stopped you this? What prevented you from stopping them? From when they when they went on the wrong path? Why didn't you just stop them? What kept you from taking action? I made you the leader. Why didn't you act like the leader? And Musa alayhis. Salam Allah. Allah tells me I need a fast i Tell me. Did you also not follow me? You also disobeyed me? You and that's his own brother. Right? So now look at the next I call the Yamuna. Ohm. Lotta hood. Yeti. Well, I see. son of my mother. Please
Don't grab me from my beer and my head.
Please don't do that. I need to do a demonstration. Any volunteers? One volunteer.
Come on. Come here to volunteer. Come over here. Stand right here, young man. What's your name?
No, no. Okay, come on. We're gonna pretend your name is Hassan. Okay. All right. Okay, so he's Hello. What did you do?
You grab the face. You grab the head. You're done. Excellent. Job. Two, five. Round of applause for Noah please. Thank you very much.
What did you do? What did you do? How could you do this? He's grabbing his face. And his brothers like, bro. Come on. Remember mom?
You have no home. The literal phrases son of my mother, son of my mother means Oh, because when Musa is some things about Mom, what happens to him? It comes down here. Come on. We're from the same mom. Remember Mom?
Can you please not grab me with my head and my beard out? So that's what he says to him. Now the thing is did Booz Allen some grab the Omar's beard and their head that he grabbed the leaders beard and their heads? No. How could we? And I would say the least responsible because he did his part. He tried to stop them. But the one he's grabbing is his own brother. Why? Because in leadership, there are people there are 1000s of people under you. But there are some people that are in your inner circle. And the inner circle are the people that can that you can yell at, and they know why you're yelling because you have a relationship of trust with them at a higher level. And you can hold them
to account and you can be tougher with them. And you don't have to be politically correct with them. And you can expect more hours from them and more volunteer time from
them are more sacrifice from them because they are part of what? The inner circle the inner circle, circle of Busan is very, there's multiple circles, there's the Amma. Then there's the leadership circle. And then there's the innermost circle and the innermost circle is only Musa and who, Harun. You messed up. This is and by the way, his anger, his grabbing his brother's face, his beard, in his head is an expression of how close he is to huddle.
Because if he's not that close, then they can have a debrief, you know, and they can have a performance review and very formal, I realized that you failed in your leadership, would you please explain what transpired like you could do that, like HR style, you can do it that way. But this is a more intimate setting, because they are that close. They are partners in this mission. So he says, Please Don't grab me and remember mom, basically, in the Hershey to intercooler for Dr. Boehner, Bani Israel will enter Kuqali he was just scared, I'm telling you, I was terrified that if I stand up to these people, there were multiple possibilities I'm going to read in between the lines would
move as soon have said, If I stood up to these people, these people have become so crazy. They have become such a cult, that if I tried to stop them, I'm telling you, they would have killed me. They would have killed me. And if they killed me, then the people that were supporting me would have started a civil war with them.
And by the time you came back, there will be bloodshed everywhere.
If I had I spoke as much as I could anymore, and these people were willing to become violent. Another powerful lesson. What is that? When Muslims deteriorate? Because remember, guidance takes a long time to build misguidance happens very quickly. When misguidance seeps into a community. They become like an angry mob. You cannot question what they do it really enrages them, their voices rise. What did you say? You you're gonna say that say it again. This is their, this is going to become their attitude. And they can even become ready to kill. The more towards misguidance you go, the less control you have over your emotions. If somebody criticizes Islam, insults the Prophet
salAllahu alayhi wasallam insults the Quran comes to me and insults. I can sit down with them and reason with them and show them the stupidity of their ways without losing without my temperature rising. I could do that. You know why? Because the truth is on my side.
But if somebody comes in insults, Islam, and I don't have any knowledge,
I don't have a foundation. You know what's gonna happen? I'm gonna start insulting them. I'm gonna start yelling at them because I don't have a more powerful weapon than my own emotions. People that build a cult, because the cult never has an intellectual foundation. So the only thing that can defend a cult is why oh, you know, a rageful emotions. And he basically said how rule is basically telling him look, if I had gone any further, this nation would have been split, there would have been a civil war because these people were out of control. There's no way and I had to decide whether I allow you to come back because you have enough influence as a leader to be able to do
something about this, or make the problem even worse, I have to make a judgment call. And actually, when he explained himself, Musa alayhis salam understood, you know what that means, a leader should know whether or not they have influence or not, and if they have lesser influence, they have to make a different kind of decision. And if they have more influence than they can make more aggressive decisions, that actually depends on the ability and the doors that Allah has opened for them. It actually depends on that. I'll take one more minute inshallah and I'll be done. I know we didn't finish the story, but still, from our heart Buka. You have Okay, a summary. Finally. So what's your
story samedi? Finally, Allah has turned to who seminary. This is a complicated part of the deceit. There are many opinions here, I'm going to share the opinion of Alice behind me and Imam Razi and ignore Oshun as opposed to the opinion of the NAMA Lucy and some of the others. So there are multiple ways of looking at this part of the story just for transparency. I just want to tell you where my position is coming from, also influenced by the writings of Amin escena, slightly in the double Quran, they have one set of views. And basically the summary of those views is I took what he says about two combatant mean ephedra Rasul, I took a bit from the footsteps of the other the
remnants of the messenger. Some people interpret this that he took something from the horse shoe of the, you know, the horse that Jabril and insulin was riding, and he saw him and nobody else could see him basalt to be well on your therapy. I saw what they couldn't see. So he saw Gibreel on Instagram, and he took a little bit of the dust from the feet of the horse of Jabril Ali salaam, and he put it on the calf and the calf came back to life. And all none of this is when you investigate it. None of this actually meets the criteria of absolutely so here, so I'm not I'm not more inclined towards that view. If no, I should and others have expressed a different view and you know what that
is? I took
A little piece of Islam, the remnant of the messenger being Masada, Islam, I took some things from the religion that's already here. And then I tossed that to finibus. Toss that to, meaning I manipulated whatever pieces of Islam people could connect with. And then I did my own thing because I like a solid lead up, see, and that's what I felt like doing.
That's what I felt like doing. And that's his confession. Another way to read this as, actually yeah, I see things that other people can't see I have a spiritual connection. You know, you're a prophet, you get the vibe, right? I get some rave business too. And I saw something nobody else can see. And this is why I did it. Did he say any of this to them? No, he sold them a calf. He didn't tell them, tell them nothing about notice all or nothing. He's trying to sell the story to Musa and now he's trying to sound Islamic by using a Rasul in his rationale, because he's trying to tell people No, no, this is not chick. This is also from something to do with our soul. And Musa alayhis
salam doesn't want to hear any more explanation. What do you mean Rasul? What do you mean Allah? What do you mean this piece of dust? Why Explain yourself? No. Musa Ali's son sees right through it. He doesn't want to hear it. He realizes this guy is poison. He can manipulate any situation to sell his version of religion. He will do whatever he can. So I need to put a stop to the end if I kill him, because besides Him, Ken is within his rights to kill him. If I kill him, he'll become a hero. Some people he's saying die for the righteous cause.
And because he's already said financier Musa Musa is the one who forgotten who the true God is. So some people will say I'm misguided, he's guided. No, he has to live basically in exile. So Musa and Islam comes with a new punishment for him. Our time is up. So maybe another time Inshallah, I'll tell you how we'll dive into the punishment one day, that Allah that Musa alayhis salam gave to him and the conversation I had with him. And that's the least that's the final thing that Musa and Islam as a leader dealt with. The thing to contemplate for us is the hierarchy. First the people than the immediate leadership above them, then the top leadership and finally the culprit, finding that and
then that's one of the most important pieces of guidance and these ayat, Allah azza wa jal allow us to draw wisdom and guidance from the remarkable stories and lessons and teachings in the Quran. And may Allah allow us to bring them into our lives and overcome our own shortcomings. BarakAllahu li Walakum Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah night
Salam aleikum Shala.
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