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Santa Monica welcome sort of gets everyone back to put on 3430 100 and over I mean in the last 10 nights of Ramadan so reminding you all been the lighthouse please keep us near and inshallah Tara to also consider he have been amongst your last tonight donations within nine tyla and of course to follow all the resources we have at yaqeen institute.org slash on Milan to benefit and hamdulillah tonight we have a very special guest and when I say very special $100 I mean that's no exaggeration instead it subprime hamdulillah you can read her her multiple BIOS or lengthy BIOS resident scholar at Darden heads at all. And you know her work with different organizations with manna I know very
recently with the moms 100 lovable I mean, and of course that your pain but beyond the I've known steriliser handler Blimey now for close to two decades and hamdulillah going back to the days of New Orleans, so she is from New Orleans, not from New Orleans. I like to claim it but she lived in New Orleans for some time and handed it out. But I mean,
actually, when I was in New Orleans, Ms. Little Beckett saw that I she was giving classes there have delivered I mean as well, in the same Masjid and hamdulillah dear family friend as well. And just want to welcome your step eisah Hello, sir, welcome to the show.
Thank you so much for that warm welcome. My man Kiki, now I'm going to ask you to do this.
So I'm gonna ask you two questions, one of them is going to be a little bit longer and then we'll get into the Quran in sha Allah Allah, but I have not known the story of your name until very recently, I assume that when you embraced Islam, you changed your name to Ayesha. And somehow when you were talking about it recently, the the actual way that you had the name I Isha? It really, it really moved, it really moved me so pantalon I think moved a lot of people so I actually want you to share that story before we get started. But in the nighttime about how you took the name out Isha, or how the name it sure was given to you. Yes. So how did I learn there? Um, long story short, my
mother hurt. You know, since I was young, she would tell me stories about the man who delivered me and how, you know, she just respected him and how you know, just his character and how he made an impression upon her doctor magenta T. And so she would tell me the story about when I was born. Dr. Majidi asked if he could, if he could just hold me and you know, say a little prayer in my ear. And so she gave him permission. So it wasn't long after that. I'm actually some somewhere in that process. My father came in and my aunt and my father always debate about who was the first to do this, but my father came in singing the Stevie Wonder song. Isn't she lovely? Life is Irish. And so
he came in singing that and Dr. magenta and so my father was like I used to my aunt was like, I should document Judge Judy was like, Aisha is a good name. And so that's how I got the name I
You know, you said So how long did you get such good character and you know, your mother would always talk about him and inshallah you want to meet him and all the time and I'm not just talking about trying before we got started, you know, inshallah planning to meet him didn't the night on his old age and how like, you never know who your good example will inspire. And you know, that where that seed will be planted, and I'm sure he's very proud. I'm sure he's caught a program of Yamcha So Dr. magenta de if you're watching this hamdulillah I hope you I hope you realize Subhanallah that the person that you deliver and hamdulillah is a great gem to our community and hamdulillah my lost
pants I bless bless you establish and bless bless him and bless bless your whole family. So the second question is, what is what was your favorite? I know some of them were fasting favorite poboy joint in New Orleans.
Tell us where your favorite poboy is in New Orleans. I want to so people know when they take a vacation to New Orleans, you know?
Sure, I could say that I have a favorite one. Um, I mean, like, oh boys, right? Yeah, shrimp po boys are definitely my favorite part. I'm not sure. I could say that. I have a favorite one. Other than you know, I would just say anytime that master Brahim is cooking up. Friday fish fry. Um, but I can't I can't say that I have a specific poboys spot. Right. I agree message Joaquim is as good as any restaurant you'll see. In downtown New Orleans Hamlet. And last May last month I bless the number of feet in that community. That's an amazing community, serving the people. And we're serving the people after Katrina very well in the inner cities as well. I'm good enough.
What's a pleasure to have you on chef Abdullah How you doing today? I'm good. hamdulillah happy to be here. And remember, love
Credit Karma cola how the last card last time looking for you have the largest got to keep the schedule right you know saying just make sure we know ourselves and our capabilities but still at the same time, do jihad enough and strive for the next the next version of ourselves, you know
I'm the nerd ramming chef we only got a week left man. So Pamela week left of these programs and they lost pants out, bless bless you for all that you've been doing and reward you and malice pants out reward everyone that's been tuning in so regularly, but panelists really starting to settle then we got a week left of this Pamela, Jimmy on all of us. And you know, I just want to make a small, you know, final reminder is that the people behind the scenes as you always do my show long, but it's important that we remember the people that are behind the scenes from the logistics, we just come sit on and press a button. You know, it's a lot of people in UK and outside of European other
organizations that have taken it upon themselves and you don't see them you don't know their names, but it's upon Allah, just to remind all of you out there that are dealing with the logistics of any of these events, they reward us with the loss of kind of without and don't ever, don't ever forget that inshallah.
God bless them all because I come on fire, but then later, we'll get started in Charlottetown with the GES FISMA now 100 on our site or cinema and honestly lawanna and he will be here, woman wanna so in this just and I remind everyone to go to the companion guide, inshallah tada for quarter and 30 for 30. That gives the structures. But I know what I want to focus on and shot lots on is the comparisons that are made in this just particularly when you get to sort of zoom up. Sort of zoom up is the is literally a surah that constantly portrays two camps of people. It portrays all the way to the end of the surah you know, the very famous versus we'll see if alladhina topo rumba, Hamid
agenda Zuma where it gets its name from the the arrival of the people of Paradise to the gates of Paradise versus the arrival of the people of Hellfire to the gates of Hellfire Milan's pants on that make us amongst them, Allah I mean the the people of despair versus the people of hope and Allah subhanaw taala the people who strive versus the people who are lazy, I mean, it is comparison after comparison after comparison, those that worship Allah, those that worship the idols, so you just constantly have these categories. And I know that restoration Charlottetown is also going to be reflecting on a similar theme. And so I'm going to just look at the actual names that the ions were
revealed in regards to according to a large group of the mo festival. And so we'll start actually, with verse 17 and verse 18, where Allah subhanaw taala mentions were Latina, tenable cloud vote and yeah, we'll do her will enable it Allah He la hunnewell bush ra for Beshear a bad Allah subhanaw taala says those extendible ta vote those that have gone away from serving a PA host which means all false gods and they turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala sincerely an abu allah I remember the very famous verse and sort of zoom up with the idea that NASA for Allah unforeseen lots of mounts on the rock Matilda and Allah for the Nova gem era in a hole for Rahim what enable Allah causes turn back
to Allah turn back to your Lord, what estany Moeller and submit yourself to Him. So, these are the people that a lot of times I mentioned, enable get Allah, they turned back to Allah and they have the glad tidings so give glad tidings to my servants, according to the professor on this is referring to those that became Muslim or those that embraced the monotheism the message of pure monotheism before the Prophet slicin received revelation. So if you've been following the series on the first this is referring to zayde normative non fatal or the Allahu taala and who who died before the prophets lie, some received revelation but the Prophet slice on mentioned on the Day of
Judgment, he will be an oma all by himself, this is referring to what are called the NOFA This is referring to surmount in fantasy, while the Allahu tada an homage Marian, so it's referring to those people that were monotheists prior to the clear message coming down to the Prophet slicin. So they were following the best of what was coming to them from the people of the book. And that's why, you know, they mentioned that the next verse, verse number 18, alladhina, stem Your Honor Code for yet to be Runa, Santa la cadena Hadar hula, while they will not go home alone, and those are the ones who pay heed to what is set and they follow the best of it. So some of the scholars mentioned here,
that what was unique about that group of people is that they weren't dealing with, you know, the profit slice of them as a clear profit at the time. They weren't dealing with a clear revelation. They were dealing with what they could decipher from the true message of Jesus peace be upon him the true message of a sign he says I'm at the time when there was such dispute and difference over what a Saudi snom represented and who the people of the book were supposed to be and what monotheism was, so
They were listening. They were studying what was coming to them through the People of the Book. But their hearts were so pure. Their pursuits were so sincere that they were arriving at toe hate. They were arriving at monotheism they were arriving at the pure message, even before its most pristine version came through the profit slice of them after they had already embraced monotheism. So a lot of mines on Allah Latina had Allah this was a lot guiding them and what Latina jaha do phenol and the unknown so galera those that strive in seeking Allah subhanaw taala Allah will guide them So allow us guiding them and last pantai says what would I get home? These are people of pure thought
one thing that professinal and also point out is a thought hood here refers to the shavon and refers to any worship of anything besides Allah subhanaw taala so if you remember when Ibrahim it his Saddam was speaking to his father, yeah Betty last time with the shape on oh my father do not worship the shape on and of course his father was making and worshipping idols. So shape you know, Paul, who is singular, but it refers to anything that is worshipped besides the lost pounds, which is the delusion of shape on and then here you have again those people that we're able to see through all of that delusion, all of that confusion due to their sincerity and and strife. So that's the
first group of people the sincere strivers and then verse 22, just a few verses later another comparison FM and shutter holla who saw that Oh hold Islam for who I don't know it in the lobby for way too little cost yet equilibrium and decree Allah, Allah ecoffee veralyn mubin are those whose chests opened up for Islam and who are illuminated by a light from Allah subhanaw taala to be likened to other than them. So woe to those whose hearts were further hardened after a loss reminder came such our people in plain and clear error. So this is now after the revelation was clear. And you have those whose hearts were further hardened, who only went farther away and if those of you
that have been following the last two nights the reflections on the third we've never claimed Rahim Allah, this was the first reflection of him no claim Rahim Allah to Allah, the verse and sort of call for Allah subhana wa Tada. mentions
that those Lahore Colburn Oh Alka Samara, whoa, whoa Shaheed, the vicar, the reminder coming to the one who has a heart and who gives their full attention while they are witnessing the revelation from Allah subhanaw taala. So casia to whom Allah says woe to those who have hard hearts from the wicked that only increase them in disease, and they are in clear error. The scholars say this comparison now is between Abu lahab and his sons and Hamza and it will be a long time I'm home Why, because I will not have was speaking about the last ones of bento Hashem, and he was speaking about Ali and Hamza may Allah be pleased with them, and how lonely they were how they turn their backs on Banu
Hashim and how they were not equal anymore to the rest of Ohashi they did not deserve the the good character or the good standing in society because they have turned their backs on bento Hashem and Allah subhana wa tada saying, you think that these people ID and hems are equal to Abu lahab and his sons, right? Those that after guidance became clear. So building on the verses prior, increased in faith and they were illuminated by that light from Allah subhanaw taala whereas tempatnya that Bella had been, what what are humiliated men of Allah habits and those that sought to obstruct that light. Finally, within it tada verse 53, the most famous verse in the sutra without anybody living in a
slum for Allah and forcing him lots of motoman recommended that in the life of the Naga Jimmy I never would have afforded him say, oh my servants who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair from the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala Verily, Allah forgives all sins, and Allah subhana wa tada is a former Rahim off forgiving, Most Merciful. This was revealed in response to, particularly to men that represented a larger group.
There was a man by the name of a sham even, even even the last hishammuddin also the last time I'm home, was detained in Mecca prior to the hedgerow and forced to renounce his religion under persecution. And then you had a Yash
who was the half brother of Abuja, and I asked him not to be I'll be I was on his way out with almost real hip hop, it'll be a long time I'm home and Abuja has came to Yash. And he told me ayyash will be a lot of time and will look your mother is in great distress and Mecca, come back to her. We're not going to harm you, but you need to ease her. So I yes was guilted to go back to Mecca to see his mother who had who had taken up a hunger strike due to his accepting Islam. And I wish I had promised you know, and his half brother promised and those that were within promised they wouldn't do anything to him.
Amaro the yellow line, who sniffed, he smelled that this was a funny plot, right? He knew this was funny. So almost all the time and who actually had given it his best camel and he basically told them instructions how to escape if they betray him because he felt like they were gonna betray him. And indeed, they betrayed him on the way back, they captured him, and they beat him and forced him to renounce his religion. And Subhanallah you know, ayyash and he chimed in and asked when Mecca at this point, having a pass they did not because they wanted to, but because they were forced to, and they wondered if there was a way back to Allah subhana wa Tada. So Allah was saying to them, and to
everyone, by extension, those that had committed many sins in ignorance, and those that had even gone to Cofer under persecution, that they had a path back to Allah. So this represented broader the festival and said, The mccanns, who had a lot of sins in janelia, a lot of sins in the day of ignorance and they were afraid that Allah would not forgive them. And these two men in particular who are afraid that Allah would not forgive them. Now, you may have heard the story many times by the way, this fellow one thing that I'll mention that I don't think I've mentioned before, which I think is significant, is I actually allow time on who not only heard the message and came back to
the Prophet slice on them and became a Muslim, but he died a Shaheed in the Battle of Yarmouk, he actually died a very heroic death as a martyr. So cool. Yeah. anybody other than Astra 404 cm, you've despaired you've gone far away, come back to Allah, Allah will forgive you. Turn back to him, and submit yourself and you will see what transpires of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. And so, he made you know, of course, this was all under persecution in the first place, but a comparison once again, from those who despair and remain in despair to those who turn back to Allah and who avail themselves with the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala and then exert themselves for the sake
of Allah subhanaw taala and with that, inshallah tada we're actually going to turn to stuff that you said because the verse she's actually reflecting on literally speaks to the exact same theme verse number nine, a man who upon into an AMA late Saturday then we'll call him an African all we ever do rock metal on vehicle hell yes, that will Lavina and a one hour Latina lay on the moon in the matter duck laps, I'll turn it over and shall have time to study it should have been enough to share any reflections you'd like inshallah, time on that verse. And of course, anything else that you'd like to reflect upon, because I can look at Zakouma and in looking at this particular I am that chef Omar
just mentioned, I just give the translation in sha Allah. So Allah says, is one who worships devoutly during the hours of the night prostrating himself for standing in adoration who takes heed of the hereafter and who places his hope in the mercy of his Lord, like one who does not say are those equal, those who know and those who do not know, it is those who are endued, with understanding that receive admonition. And as chef Omar just mentioned, how Allah subhanaw taala throughout this surah are comparing those who believe, right by even though they're tried, right, even though they've been tried, they still come to belief. They don't allow their faith because to
become trauma informed, they don't allow their their trauma or the things the hardships that they endure, to be something that removes their faith from them. But in many cases, they actually allow those trials to become something by which they become closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. As opposed to in other cases, those that are tried with, with wealth, right, that they have a certain status, and instead of being grateful to Allah azza wa jal, it becomes a means by which they become arrogant, or hard hearted, or feel a deep sense of entitlement. And so throughout this surah, Allah azza wa jal gives us examples of the NBA app. In addition to as as a chef Omar he gave us the
background story and in terms of the idea that it's relating to the Sahaba, Allah azza wa jal, he also begins to talk about the different prophets of Allah that were tried with different aspects of different aspects of the world. So for example, in the case of Donald or Selena, like in they are tried with wealth and power, right and many times they, when people are endued, with wealth or in power, it becomes something that it becomes not just a sense of entitlement, but a deep sense of arrogance, right, a deep sense of that they have the right to be in power or to subdue other people many times leading to tyranny and oppression. Right But I also kind of want to either is showing us
in the case of ordinary cinema, a man on a pseudonym, that actually right wealth is something that we should use to become nearer and closer to Allah as a return something inshallah we we living in the States or it shouldn't become very familiar with during the day
So Ramadan, that our wealth or whatever, you know is given to us should be given back to Allah. Right? As we know that in the case of Walker's decurrent, Allah, Allah and that his wealth became something that he used as Jr, for the ultra high and then other cases where Allah azza wa jal is mentioning in this same jewels, about profit, are you, right, and how he's actually tested with the loss of his wealth, right, the loss of his provision, the loss of his family, and even the loss of his health. Right, and people were saying, Tim, you should curse a lot, right? You should curse a lot, you should leave this religion. And I want us to reflect because many times when you find
people who have turned to atheism, or who've turned away from religion in general, they are people who have experienced some level of life's hardships. And they say, Well, you know, someone in my family died, or And where was God when that happened? Or where was God when this terrible event happened to me, but being able to recognize the power of Allah, even in the hardship, to be able to recognize the moment where Allah azza wa jal was saving you sometimes from something worse, or that he was protecting your heart, even during someone else's limb or harm, or that Allah azza wa jal was still taking care of you that he was merciful, that it takes a certain kind of neural Eman. It takes
a certain kind of light in one's heart to be able to see Allah in a hardship. And so this, you know, comes into that example of profit, are you on a set, and sometimes we're trying with our reputation because of our faith? Right? Many times are saying, Well, you know, because I'm a Muslim, or because I have faith, you know, people have persecuted or discriminated against me or said bad things about me, of course, in all the cases of Islamophobia and so forth. And so, you know, people have been ridiculed, and whatnot. So sometimes people begin to feel like, you know, why am I being ridiculed for my faith, God should defend me, right? without recognizing in the case of, for example, like
Prophet, No, honey, he said, that he's really killed, called a madman, even our beloved messenger of Allah and he sent out to Instagram, that sometimes your reputation is in question because of your faith. But this shouldn't be something that diminishes our light. This is something that should cause us to become a relegating our Deen and fact. It shouldn't be something that throws us closer to Allah as our job and say you're Allah, despite what the people say about me that they are not the ones who created me. They're not the ones that I'm going to return back to that so I don't know Allah, you're the one who created me who provides for me who takes care of me who protects me that
should be something that throws us further until the in front of Allah door. Right It should be something that brings us closer to Allah azza wa jal So in looking at the eye that chef Omar he mentioned, right that those that you know, I met who were pony tuna Anna, a lady Sajid and walk on him and yet the rule theatre where young Jo metre rugby cool hell yes, that will be Yeah, I know Muna will levena Yana moon, in your TEDx. And then, like, in these particular nights, in the nights of Ramadan,
we find ourselves standing in the night, worshiping Allah doing our best to be amongst those that are considered to be devoted,
like Allah and the reward for that. The reward for saying, well, I've been tried, I, I've been tried with my wealth or lack thereof. I've been charged with position or lack thereof. I've been tried with being ridiculed. I, but those who are able to throw them behind them, I and say, Allahu Akbar, and stand in the late hours of the night, crying out to Allah, raising their hands and canoe, asking your ob, Hey, take care of me provide for me. Yeah. And well, Haman protect me and Aziz give me victory over my enemies who are asking to be for open the son of the Prophet and he said outsourcing or asking for increasing their faith. They're not equal to those who fall by the wayside.
not equal, their reward is not equal.
Their dunya won't be equal, their alpha won't be equal.
Like Allah subhanaw taala as he talks about fasting is mine and I reward
Allah a same fasting is mine.
And I rewarded which means you won't be able to count the other Allah Eve
For one night if we reach later to kind of Subhanallah one night will be better than 1000 months hieromonk C sharp, so Han Allah,
there's no reward like Allah azza wa jal. So I'll close out on this and Shambo what it reminds me about this particular verse, how do we keep the faith? How do we become those people who are devout no matter what, right? How do we become those people that no matter the circumstance, we find ourselves
completely in devotion of the law, standing with her short, consistent and constant with Esther Palmer and moving forward progressing on this path.
Be Found amongst those who contemplate a lot often, as mentioned in this before be amongst those who are found being grateful to Allah be those that are found reflecting on the law as our jobs creation and as a result, his greatness be found amongst those who are reflecting upon the reality of death and the
reality that this dunya will end
that all these tests and trials eventually it's coming to an end and it's our Lord that we will return to
MIT Allah May Allah azza wa jal honor us with his acceptance. May we be amongst those that he welcomes into his general because we were devout, steadfast, does that want to hire him?
Have you kissed that is absolutely beautiful reflection so Pamela, and we expected no less than to be shaken by what you would share with us mail I'll reward you and increase you smile just through reflection. Isn't it interesting that on it with a TA, is someone standing up at night and praying and las panatela saying that that person is not equal and then Allah says laptop Now Paul, with the PA con it with a PA is one who despairs and Allah so the one who is deeply developed standing in front of Allah at night is from the Pani team. And the one who despairs that Allah warns us not to be is from those top not all the recommended lamella protect us from being amongst ever despairing
always any devotion love, I mean, just like malachite on Chicago.
hamdulillah al amin, may Allah Subhana Allah reward you for this beautiful insights and touching it, you know, with reality and what we face as human beings and kind of even mentioning some of the statements that go on with inside of ourselves within this month of Ramadan and outside of this month Ramadan, but what I want to really talk about Subhanallah is you know, another statement that hopefully we will say within ourselves this Ramadan and it's the Statement of Use on a Salaam, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives a small story of Eunice and he said I'm Jonah. And his name is Eunice given metta and he was known to be other people that will call to Bani Israel and suppiler Allah, Allah
spent on the chapter of sulfat verse number 139, to roughly 142 Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Eunice La Silla and this chapter so fast, he touches about and talks about a number of prophets. But there's one beautiful lesson here that I want a couple of beautiful lessons that I want to extract from these verses that speak about the story of units at a Salaam which is mentioned in other verses such as an NBA as well, and it's where a lawsuit kind of what dollar starts off by telling the province a lie that was set up to remind the people of Yunus so if Allah is telling the promise of the lie that was stolen, then it is definitely for us to remind ourselves as we are doing today, in
the madness of Vicar in the sitting of remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala to remind you about us on a Sunnah Allah subhanho wa Taala says if there was no shift on our gene, we're in the universe that I'm in and mousseline. If ever were in the universe, let me know mousseline is ever in full kill mushroom. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and Eunice was from the ones that were sent. He was from the motorcycling he was the one that was given a result and the result is a result of tohei research or idea that he was given to tell the people about Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the people that Eunice la Salaam was ordered to tell were the people that support Allah did not accept his
message, did not accept as much as a message at all immediately. And yunusov a salon became angry and we'll talk about this in Charlottetown. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says to remind the people if ever fail and full kill mushroom Yeah, and at the end of the course is in full kill mushroom. Yeah, he tells the people when he left and fled ever, ever fire any helaba when he fled to the full kill mushroom and the
pulled is a vehicle that can be full color in the sky or on the earth or something in the sea and primarily it is talking about a ship here. And it was mushroom Jani mum blue. It was full of people. How did this take place where Eunice Ali Salaam was calling the people and the people was in a village named ninawa me now and he was calling the people to Islam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says and another verse a well then known is that the Mojave been for one and then nakodar Allah infanatil automatic Allah, Allah, Allah and subhanak in the quantum in the volume. So the first question of this verse in the chapter of MDF, is where loss of kinda what God is talking about the noon and the
noon is Eunice the noon means the Sahiba root means the person of the fish, where's the fish in the story? We're going to mention it in Sharla. So Eunice is a Salaam that is people move all the buttons and some scholars like tarbut I'm sure he mentioned multiband means angry, but it is the verb that is used here is no power, meaning that the action took place between two parties. So if you said totally means to kill call to Allah, but Allah means to fight each other. So move all the button means that he was angry, and they were angry. Most likely the scholar said he was giving the message of Islam and they were angry with that, which made him angry. So lots of kind of data says
in his Subhanallah It's so beautiful. Yeah. And he's the language of the Quran is we should not take it lightly. The verbs that he uses, not even the verb. The letters that make up the verbs that he uses has a purpose. The morphological makeup of the three letters have a purpose. He could have said instead of abandon, but he said move all the buttons to show that there was anger there was anger in the air, not only from him, but with from them also. Then a lawsuit kind of what the Allah mentions what he says is ever in unfold in the machine, and I was reading and I remember this verb abacha and abacha, I remember reading in the books of filk when it talked about, you know, post war and the
spoils of war, and people that may be left over and it was talking about people that were in the control of others and they would run away. This was called an adult, someone that would run away from the person that was they were under their control from the prisoners of war. So here a lawsuit kinda without it uses that verb. So it's a verb of a servant to his master, someone that runs away from their master or their keeper.
The I was understand why did he use abacha? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered him to stay with me now with the people that he ordered him to call the message to, but he left and it was without the order of a loss of kinda went down. And that's why the chapter of Cipolla I'll call them verse number 48. Last one, it tells the promise awesome a possibility hook me up because, well, that's a conquer sahibi 40 is not that will who on Mecca whom I lost, my daughter says, wait patiently on messenger of Allah for your Lord's judgment and do not be like the Sahaba
Do not be like the person of the fish. Wait for his judgment. So when Yunus fled he did it on his own volition, he did not do it by the order of a lawsuit kinda without and he is still a prophet. He is still a prophet. But as we see with other prophets such as mousseline Salaam, without the bandit, as you find he was angry, these are human characteristics but they will never do a sin that goes and affects other people that allow it allowed to take place because they have the inventory Salah they have this message of the Prophet of the wife of Islam. So then Allah subhanaw taala says when he came to the full Kingdom restaurant he arrived to this ship. And then the last month God says after
that fussa Hamas Academy animal to have been so when he got to this ship, it was full and they realize that either we throw some people off or send people have to get off or we will sync so Allah says the fossa hammer and the fat means Taki many so many gun on the ship. What happened after that he's painting a picture for you. After that samma the people on the ship said we have to draw up cast lots to where basically we have the stick and over pulls the short end of the stick. Then they have to jump off of the ship for sahifa Academy and model housing Yanni Aladdin under the castle, so he said so Allah says so when they cast it the lats. He was from the ones that were not fortunate.
And there was more than him minimal the Helene minicomic idiom meaning that he was with a number of people that had to jump off of the ship or be thrown off of the ship. Further Tacoma, referred to a hormone in there a lot goes on again for Tacoma recruits. Then after that he's thrown in the sea. A big fish swallows him a lot like
he was thrown in the scene a big fish swallows him. Well, who were Moline and Alaska is he is blamed in taking blame from what what did he do?
He left the order of a lawsuit kind of with that. He left angrily Let's stop here. How many of us does our anger causes us to leave that which is more beneficial for us to where we may be moving? So what is as though Allah subhanho wa Taala you are debo, who is Allah soprano with Donna is teaching all of us a lesson
all of us so when he's swallowed by this big fish, Allah subhanaw taala can make it happen immediately. But he has something in store and
the one that is Able to do all things. Then the last one God says
photochemical refer to humulene falola Academy and must have been the lab is Effie Balkan ii laomi Rasul Allah. Allah says after this, he says, if it was not for the fact that he was from the people that glorify the luck, mu sub behing, from Subhan Allah, if he was not from those people, then he would have stayed in there, he would have stayed within the fish till the Day of Resurrection. So let's just ponder over this real quick.
And then we will conclude Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying in this time of hardship when he is literally feeble to me, in the belly of the fish, in the belly of the beast in the belly of this big fish, he could easily be swallow for now that's it below Matt as a last month, Allah mentions as we talked about earlier in the verses on via Fernanda reuleaux, Mati Allah Illa. Illa, anta Suba Hannukah in the consuming of volume in three things, these last 10 days, brothers and sisters, or any date that you are facing, the 10 days is universal for all the Muslims to where we should, as apostle said, it's 100 of your national award for to look into work hard, and these last seven days,
looking for later to further as well. Make sure that you make this to our NSF three parts, three forms of acknowledgement, the first one, he said let Illa Illa and because he was angry, and he came in, he was swallowed by the fish so he recollected and he thought about what he did. Let he acknowledged the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala that there was no one worthy of worship except him acknowledge his greatness, how the greatest of him with his ability to create this situation.
As the law says for Allah Nakamura, Allah He thought that we cannot overpower him. So when he realized this, he called out La Ilaha Illa. And so we started da La Ilaha Illa. And then after that, the second acknowledgement is of his freedom from any likeness to his creation. We see that this word subhanak is used many times the client will follow the law what are the subhanak when they associate him to be like his creation anthropomorphise? morphism to say he is like his creation, to 10 z saying he is far from that. That is not even fathomable to where the creative the heavens in the earth is like his creation. That's the second the third thing acknowledging your shortcomings.
And this breeds humility. Humility in English even comes from homeless which means low to the ground.
being humble Oh Allah, forgive me for what I've done. Oh Allah, I remember when I did so and so forgive me for that and fiddly let in and subhanak er a bit. fiddly means the newbie will confidently say it. Oh Allah. I remember when I screamed in my mother earlier today. Oh Allah. I remember when I took something from someone, Oh Allah. I remember when I like. I remember when I did this evil deed, I remember what I didn't want to stand up and pray. I remember when I said I prayed and I really didn't pray at fudger I remember when I told my parents this, I remember when I speak to my children like this, Oh ALLAH forgive me for that these are the Knights to do so.
And this is a huge example for us in the lives of the prophets. This is why they were the best of human beings, bringing the epitome of situations literally being swallowed by a big fish in the belly of the fish and calling up on loss of power with Allah in times of hardship, do not neglect your calling on the one that can take that hardship away because he's able to do all things. So my lawsuit kind of without it make us of those that call on Him in times of hardship For verily, as the you know, the ones that are patient as they say
whoever has to Nana Metformin, whoever has patience and today youth is easy and patient with the situation they will get what they hope for me last month Allah make us of those that receive His blessings desert
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Don't despair from the mercy of Allah Yunus it his Salaam was in the darkest place and could have easily despaired, but because of his turning back to Allah, he's not a prophet that we scorn. He's a prophet that we celebrate for his Toba. That's why prophets lie Some said don't say I'm better than Eunice month don't degrade Yunus it is Salaam because
Allah chosen for just about what I bought a gentleman a sleight of hand he was better after that situation than he was even before because he was both a prophet and one who was tied to Allah, sincere to Allah Subhana Allah and give us a draft to draw close to Allah Subhana Allah so that I should any any reflections you'd like to share in closing with him. You know, I was thinking about this story of units on a set and there's something about it that always strikes me. Even this concept, don't think that you're better than him. Like in terms of the hardship that he was enduring from his people, like their level of stubbornness, their level of obstinacy, like against Allah azza
wa jal, and they just, you know, if you can, you know, and you correct me, like, how long was he, with these people trying to teach them?
the Mufasa Rohan mentioned. I mean, all types of numbers, right? chabela What did you see? Like, what did you see a logic opinion? There are some? No, not Actually, no, no, I've seen I've seen hundreds of years here.
years, that he's with them, trying to teach them and guide them and plead with them, and you know, show them signs of Allah azza wa jal. I saw just this is not like nine minutes, I got mad after nine minutes, right? This isn't, you know, we're not talking about even, you know, a few months of like, I tried to teach you you win, except, you know what I mean? That's it. Yeah, please, you know, I'm don't want you. Like, this is somebody who just the, the level for me of his summer, even with his people. And before he has that moment of like, I just need, I'm just running to my Lord. And so what I've always been taught and understood about that narration is that also when he when he's on that
ship, and you know, there's that tossing and turning, that happens, and they're like, you know, one of us is just one of us is the right is the wrong door. And he's just like, It's me, and they're like, No, no, no, he's like, it's me.
Right? Because you're, you're the one we find fasting and praying, right? So it can't be me. And in that little secret, is that sometimes our own worship in the night or our own belief, about our connection with Allah will veil us from our deeper transgressions. That we think because you know, I'm fasting, I'm praying, I'm, I'm doing it, that sometimes it's harder for us to be able to recognize within ourselves, though, I've got an internal sense. No, I've, I've, you know, on the outside, I'm praying to Allah. But internally, there's a portion of me that has despaired, right, there's a portion of me that has given up on a particular commandment of Allah, or a particular, you
know, a particular understanding or a mission that Allah has given us. Sometimes we've retreated to the masjid and to our iba, not out of steadfastness. But actually, out of that we've given up out of the hopelessness.
And so how we, you know, it's like I've given I've given up on giving down, I've given up on advocacy, I've given up, you know, I've given up on the people I've given up. And so now I'm in my era,
and now that ibadah almost becomes a selfish thing, right.
And for me, that moment is a great morning, for us.
to not let our own ibadah become a veil
for our despair, for our secrets and despair.
And for us to do as he did, you know, some things, you know, there's some Wolfenstein will say that they threw him over. But what I was taught and learned is that he eventually jumped and said, I throw myself to the mercy of a lot because they won't do it. They won't throw me over, but I know my own sense and so not that, you know, he was just saying, y'all be I'm giving myself up to your mercy, like I turned myself in.
And so, you know, that, even in that moment of when Allah deals with us, right, like we know when we have those moments of atonement and Allah deals with us, sometimes our ego
Start to come out, right? And the man or you know, I'm giving Dawa. I'm teaching I do we start telling lists, like, all of our good deeds is if we done a favor to Allah, right? You know, I did this How come I have to be tried I you know, I wore my hijab I pray that this I, you know, our ego comes out even about our own ibadah.
And so for him to be one who
says that, you know, under soba hanneke in Ecuador,
like this becomes a deeper level of Toba a deeper level of submission, a deeper level of devotion. That becomes true and since it becomes like that, that humility would sit.
And for that, you know, we all say, Man, Allah subhanaw taala give us the type of tober that brings us that brings us closer to Allah azza wa jal, it may never veil us from the deeper truths of ourselves.
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