Words Of Advice – Surah Luqman
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a couple of items that belong to sudut. Look, man, and they belong within the passage in which Look, man or the Allahu anhu is giving advice to his son. And typically at the occasion of a football tomorrow or a short talk, we begin from the beginning of this passage, and we get through the first couple of hours and the time is up. And there's so much more beautiful advice in this passage. And in most occasions, we don't get around to them. Or if we do, we don't give them enough time. But there's some really beautiful pearls of wisdom that allows the widow chose to mention in his book, and it's very beautiful that at the
beginning of each of them allows the witness begins the ayah by saying, Yeah, bonia, my beloved son, my dear son, when the yeah isn't asleep, meaning my small son, my young boy, it's a term of endearment by the father to the son. In other words, Allah wants to highlight before, there's one thing that the Father is teaching his son, but it's another that he goes out of his way to show love before he even teaches him. He makes sure that the Son understands that the Father loves him. Because a lot of times for especially for dads, it's not on autopilot, your children don't automatically assume that you love them. Especially for fathers. They know automatically mom loves
me. But they don't know automatically. Dad loves me automatically. They assume dad is usually angry at me. So dad has to go out of his way to say son, I love you. Then start the advice. He can't just start the advice. And this is I mean, you guys have experienced this in life. Maybe with your own fathers and your own children. Every time you try to give them advice. Oh, here we go again. You know, it's because and when the mother just puts her arm around you or sits you down and says come sit here next to me. And then she gives you just listen, because it's mom. It just you just melt so the Father has to go out of his way to make sure the son listens. And this father somehow Allah the
advice he gave the thing he just wants his son to think about something and he says imnaha into comas Allah hubbardton fee harden.
Imagine that there is a mustard seed photography saga, it's this tiny little mustard seed, little tiny thing, and it's inside of Boulder. The seed is stuck inside of Boulder.
And it could be any Boulder. Now imagine he wants him to find that seed. He wants his son to find this little seed. So the son might ask So where am I and by the way, Safra is a huge rock, a rock the size of a room or rock the size of this hall. So huge rock and what are you looking for inside that rock? A little tiny seed. The first test for the son is to see where's this rock? Unless so the his father tells him but I couldn't fit somehow it opened
it somewhere in the universe.
He tells his son this this rock can be found somewhere in the skies or the earth it could be on this planet, it could be somewhere else in some other galaxy far away. And now that we know how big the universe is, you know how many possibilities there are. And even if we didn't if we just said fill out on the earth, how many rocks are there on the earth?
And now your job is to find the seed.
But if you're going to find the seed, what do you have to do with the rock?
If it's inside deep inside the rock, what do you have to do to the rock? You have to smash it you have to break it. So what kind of power will it take to break a rock? And even if you break the rock let's say you have the technology broke the rock you found the right rock which is almost impossible. And then you broke it and you broke it into two halves. Does it guarantee that the seed will be right there in the middle? Or is it possible inside it's inside this half are inside that half.
So you break it up into small pieces. You take this gigantic rock this boulder and you break it up into rocks this small
is it guaranteed you
Found the CD or it could be inside any one of those small pieces. You literally have to smash the boulder into pieces that are the size of the seed. And now how many pieces do you have pieces that are the size of a boulder? Because if you break it up it's still that size and within those billions of little tiny specks What do you have to find? A seed.
In other words, the father is telling his son, there's a secret and the secret is hidden on top of hidden and top of hidden
and it's so well hidden that it's impossible even in your imagination to discover it.
In in Takumi thought mythical 110 min harden made of made of, you know, Katana mustard seed photography sutra, Officer Malati ofin or the LTV Allah Allah will bring it out
a little bring that seat and Yeti interestingly enough in the Arabic language as opposed to yo j behave like Java and Arabic means to bring something with some effort. Some big thing a major project Java something that's casual, easy Yeti, no problem Allah will just bring it up a little pull it out. Yeah TV habla in Omaha lottery fun hobby, was the quality of Allah mentioned by the father to his son is Allah is precise, he's subtle. The thief is a very interesting, you know, quality. Just because somebody is powerful does not mean that they are precise, does not mean that they're precise. You have the power to break the rock but you don't have the precision to find that
little sea. So power itself is empty. It's It's pointless without precision. That's why Allah has power is coupled with his precision his leaf. So Allah describes For example, when waterfalls when waterfalls, every dream, every drip, every drop of water, a Saba he targets it like an arrow is shot, like a lion knows where every drop is going to fall precisely. Precisely. When the nation of loot is destroyed. For example, without a Salam. Allah describes that the rocks muscle were met and they were named. Every little pebble that fell from the sky had the name Who's this bullet written for? And where's it gonna shoot him? Talk about precise sniper fire.
It's coming from the sky with a name on it. It's got engraving on it. This is meant for that guy that's going to kill him in this way. So panela that's precision of Allah. So he says the thief and then Habib, Habib, meaning allies, not only is the precise, allies fully knowledgeable, fully aware, he's telling his son this so the son appreciates how powerful Allah is. And the son has a new appreciation when you know how you tell your children. Hey, kids, remember, I'm going over there but Allah is watching.
Allies watching and the kid goes, Yeah, I know it was watching. Yeah, I know. I got it. I got it. I was watching. He wants his son to appreciate what does it mean I was watching. What does it mean there's nothing secret to Allah. So he wants to give him a very powerful example. What we're learning here also is that the Father goes out of his way he thinks, how can I teach my son this lesson? And he went out of his way to figure out well, maybe if I teach him this way, it'll stick in his head. And Allah likes his example so much he made it part of the Quran.
He made it part of the Quran, this beautiful example. And of course, this example is inspired by the wisdom Allah had granted Look, man to begin with, well, the Allahu anhu. So now that you know Allah is watching, now he gives him the advice. First it was about Allah, then he gives him the advice. And so he says Yamuna yupptv salaat I son pray, established a lot. And it from Wanaka. Vina Yamuna? Yes honey.
Well, let me open the oven as well. My son pray. He said Yamuna, Yaki masala established prayer. institutionalized prayer. establishment as an image in the Arabic language is to build something is to make something stand. It says though, everything else can be moved, but the pillar in the building cannot be moved. You can move the furniture but you can't move the pillars. So in your day, everything else can move. In your day the doctor's appointment can move, your work schedule can move the meeting can move, lunch can move, dinner can move. salaat cannot move. slot is in its place. Son understand this. My son, I want you to know you have to establish a lot. optimists are not what
motivate him out of 101 cap was parama saavik. I'll leave you with this. Once you establish a lot. Once you understand what it means to make time for a law no matter what
Then there are there are going to be some effects of salaat on your personality. And these effects are not just inside salaat these effects are also outside salaat. If Allah will bring out even a seed on Judgement Day, which means a lot will bring justice on Judgement Day, not even a seed will escape. If that's the point, then a Muslim becomes very concerned with justice. And every single salata reminds the Muslim that the day of justice is coming. And a Muslim has to be fair in his life, and her life and a Muslim has to make sure people around them are doing the right thing. So a natural consequence of salad of really establishing salaat, what would have been my roof 111 Cup,
make sure you encourage and instruct people and advise people to do the right thing
you are in you made a lot. And you go back into the meeting at the office. And when you're at the meeting at the office, they're saying you know, our client, he's given us you know, he's got a little seems like he's got a little extra money to spare. So we should bill in a couple of 100 extra hours, even though we haven't done the work, they will mind they don't care. You just came out of slot. You say No, we didn't do that work, we can put that on the hours. We cannot sign out. I can't sign off on that.
You're standing around in your meeting at work. And people are making fun of an employee that's not there. You stand up whether you like that employee or not. It's not right. He's not here. We shouldn't do this. You said what made you do that? Why are you talking like this? Why are you standing up for the guy because I pray. That's what prayer teaches me to stand up for the right thing. I'm not going to extend by corruption anywhere else in my life. That's what it means to establish a lot. So he's teaching his son just because you pray that's not enough. That's because just because you pray, that's not enough. And it's beautiful that Allah give the example of a seed
what's supposed to come out of a seed.
A plant, the salaat is like the seed. But if the seed you never want it never you've never turned it into a plant the fruits of that seed. They never come out. What are the fruits of that seed? I'm gonna be Naropa and the Hanuman cow.
When I'm done having one cup Mahabharat what's what kind of slot is this? It doesn't make you enjoy and good and forbid evil. What is that? What spear Allah masaba cannon, that's the final advice in this ayah Be patient over whatever targets you. Because when you stand up for the right thing, or you speak out against the wrong thing, in the house, at the office, in business, with business partners, with the employee, with the employer, with the coworker with the person you're writing with in the car, when you speak out and say the right thing, they might get upset with you. They might not like what you have to say nobody likes justice. Let me tell you around the world, you talk
about justice, you get in trouble. You tell your dad, I don't think that's fair Dad, I don't know if you should have paid him his full salary. I don't know if you should have done that. Who you kid.
Who are you to talk to me like that. Nobody likes to hear about justice. Nobody likes to hear about fairness. So you're gonna have to be patient with the consequences of speaking out what's better, allama sabak. And this is a cycle because when your patience is tested, you will need strength. And after a few hours, you go back to a love for salaat and you gain your strength again. And then you go back out again and you stand up for the right thing again, and you cycle like this. He's turning his son into a leader.
He's turning his son into a role model. This is what Islam is supposed to look like. This is what salon does. I'll leave you with this last bit of thought when for example, sure, I think his salon was complaining about the economic you know, irregularities of his society. They told him his people told him does your salon prevent you?
You your slot prevents you from doing your slot commands you thought it your slot prevents or commands you to tell us what to do. Just go pretty man go printing the machine why you bother us in our business. But your IRA understands salaat means that you learn the importance of justice. You learn the importance of justice, on the day of judgment, which means you make sure that you become a source of justice even in this world. May Allah azzawajal help us understand the implications of our Salawat all this salaat we're making in Ramadan. Let's turn those seeds into plants. let's establish some justice in our homes in our workplaces in our businesses. barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu
alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh