Get To Know – 21 Surah Al-Fil

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Episode 21 – Surah Al-Fil – Nouman Ali Khan

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mina shaytaan regime smilla murnane Joachim lm taraka darbuka be as her will feel rubbish at least everywhere silly empty melissani of cocoa leaf and hamdulillah salat wa salam O Allah so Allah, Allah Allah He was married to mama that before the birth of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Kaaba was still in the custody of these people, this tribe called Qureshi, and of course, they had lots of idols surrounding this, this entire region. A couple of things you should know about that history, in brief is that the Arabs, the tribes of that region were very violent, and they easily broke out into fights against each other. But nobody picked a fight with courage. And this is

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so because they consider the courage to have a sacred status, that of being custodians of the house of worship, or all of these different tribes, their idols were also housed here. So one of the reasons was their sacred custodians yet another reason was that if we mess with them, they might break the idol that's sitting hostage inside Makkah. So there were lots of reasons to consider them neutral. This is why they could travel whenever they want, and enjoyed more economic freedom than others. This is something that caught the attention of a king in Yemen. abraha, who now saw that the center of travel because of its religious value, people go there, do their religious rituals, you

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know, worship the gods that they worship, and then move on. And they go and do the trip. So that became their main pitstop and travel and it became an economic center. And that's the reason also why maka enjoyed a lot of like, economic activity. And so he became upset about that and said, Well, why shouldn't my city and why shouldn't Yemen and the region should be a better economic center. But the way to do that would have to be I'd have to build my own GABA, I'd have to build another center of worship. So he builds it, hoping that the errors will now have reverence to this more elaborate center. But they actually the the rest of the Arab tribes considered that a joke, some even went

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there and defiled the place. And he got really, really upset. And he realized the only way that it's going to, he's going to be able to shift attention away from Makkah, is to destroy the city altogether, just particularly destroy the cover. So the fact that they didn't have bulldozers, but the easiest way to bulldoze something or run something over is to bring elephants along. So he brings an army of elephants along and the idea is nobody's going to get in their path. And they're just going to ransack and just run over the Kaaba and destroyed once and for all. Of course, the Macan, some say, according to historical accounts, that Americans fled the city they like they

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literally went up into the valley because they couldn't handle, you know, taking on this massive army of elephants that's coming. And yet Allah sent birds that would just throw pebbles like sniper fire, and would, you know, it just wiped out the entire army and they read the they went off running a Halloween costume, Marco lexotan field says that he turned them into like eating hay. That's what he that's what they look like. So it really annihilated them by this divine intervention. Now, before this, the correlation enjoyed kind of a secret status because they're custodians of the house. But now word spread across Arabia that these guys are actually like, divinely aided. Because

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look, they didn't even have to defend the house of Allah themselves. You know, Allah sent birds from the sky to defend them, and they were able to defeat the impossible army of elephants, right. So it legitimize the courageous place even more. Now, what Allah does about that story in that event is that he takes ownership of it again, instead of using that to legitimize the Quraysh. He says, lm taraki, farfalla buka, we will feed? Didn't you see how your master dealt with the people of the elephant? In other words, what Allah is telling his messengers, I tell them is that actually because he's your master, and you're gonna do, you're the one who has to restore the legacy of that house,

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that should be preserved. It's because of you that that house was preserved, because you're the final messengers on them. And you have to restore the legacy of Ibrahim al Islam. And that's why this house was actually preserved, not because the coloration special or anything like that. The final thing you should know about the suta, as you study it, just a little bit of historical background, is that this beautifully is actually the first part of the prayer of Ibrahim Ali Salaam, fulfilled many 1000s of years ago when he built the Kaaba. As he was building it, there was no city around there was nothing around and he looks around at this vast emptiness and says lumbridge alhaja

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Paladin Amina master make this into a place that is safe, a city that is safe. Now that you know literally 1000s of years later, the safety of the city is more in question than it's ever been an army of elephants is coming to crush the city. And yet Allah preserve the safety of that place. And that's actually Allah fulfilling that first part of the prayer of Ibrahim Ali Salaam

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Without Alhamdulillah you have a good introduction to certain field barakallahu li walakum wa Salaam Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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